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KEOWEE COURIER.
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" TO THINK OVfH SELF DE TUUE, AND IT MyaT FOLLOW, AS TIIK NIGHT THE DAY, THOU CAN'ST NOT THEN BE FALSE TO ANY MAN."
VOL. I. PICKENS COUIIT HOUSE, S. C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 1849. NO. 13
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FOREIGN NEWS.
BY THE EUROPA.
[Telegraphed for Baltimore 5mm.]
France.
The elections to fill 35 vacancies in the !
Assembly nre going forward qucitly, and '
tho results favor the moderate candidates, j
In this Provinces, Lamartine and some 1
other socialists have secured their election.
On Thursday there was a rumor in
Paris of a difference in the Cabinet on affairs
in Rome, and it is said that Barrott
and Dufauro will retire. A doubt js expressed
whether England, as previously
reported, Remonstrated with France on
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mo suojeci oi norne.
The difficulties which continue to besot
the Frcnch Government, particularly in
regard to the Italian question, occasions
the funds greatly to fluctuate at each
turn of fortune.
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The itfonitour contains a aispaicn irom
Gen. Oudinot,. which gives an elaborate
description of the final asBfliiJt made upon
Rome, on the 29th Juno. The Romans
fought dosperfitely, leaving 400 dead,
with 129 prisoners, in the nunda of the
French, including 19 officers, of all ranks,
none of whom are described as foreigners.
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The I'renon Qniy aamu u Kiuea una uu
wounded.
In conWtjucnco of the surrcndor of
Rome the orders received at Toulon, for
embarking reinforcements of all kinds,
have been countermanded, and steamers ;
already at sea with troops have been re- !
called. * ,
The movements of Ledru Rolliu have
been at length truccd out. He has, until
roccntly, been secroted in Paris, and on
Wednesday reached London on the Os*
tend steamer from Belgium, in company
with Martin, Bernard, ICticnne, Arngo,
and Sergeant Boichet.
The present accounts of the cholera
arc favorable. The deaths have fallen
tq fewer than 30 per day and are daily
decreasing. The total number of deaths
from cholera in Paris and suburbs since
the breaking out of the cholera in January
last is said to bo warp than 20,000,
Home.
The Assembly in its last sitting unani
mously voted the constitution of the Republic)
and ordered it to bo placed in the
capitol with the expression of the unanimous
wish of the Roman people. The
constitution is, by a vote of the Assembly
to be engraven on marble. They also
ordered funornl services to be. ccle
U1UU!U 111 PIVJ/HVH a tuuiuii #wi inwu
who had fallen in defence of the Republic.
The entrance of tha Froneh troops on
ma&sointo Rome did not tnke place until
tho 7th of July. On the nd a proclamation
from tho Roman National Assem
bly announced the entrance of the
Frenoh, and recommended abstinence
from all venffcano<} as u%c).o?r and utf*
worthy the dignity, of Roman oitizenp.
Gen. Oiullnot and his staff wore din*
gusted by tho National Guard on his entrance
into the city, they not rising or
paying him the military salute due to his
rank. Tho French poldfera hnd to pull
iiOWu briu uitri'iundcs thr.Vosc'vct sn the j
.1 1 _? 71 ? 1..t ?i J..1.
Uusenco OT xwpnHU jwiwtdr whi ?tv uitrn
the troop* wore consigned to their qimr- !
terg. ' I
Garabaldi succocded in escaping from
Rome with 10,000 men, and was fetidly
chtcired as ho passed oat of the city. He
had gone UHhe direction'ofrind
it ia probable 'would giro twnble fo arV
detacmhent of Neapolitan* or RpaniiVds
ho might meet with, HI* reported initi
i/\ itivnrln fliirt t ihrvii^m nf TCT*i
IA<IIMVI1 19 w tfj 4Tnplea*
A detachment of thff! French
ariiy wsui sent In pursuit Of him p*j the
4tb, .wiffu . ?V.f i(W - J68EJ
Tho Polls correspondent of the T<bn4o'ft
;iyn:
"I have good roiteon to bellovft that (ho
IU?mrni tfOvernie$ntHrA satisfied tfitfc (hfi
lust accents they huvo reeelvcrl from
^Jaetrt, which wfium ahow (hnt the J'Veneh
minister thcro ljas concluded arrangements
not only .with tho Pope, but with
tho Austrian minister, to tho effect that
the Pope is to return to llome. That the
French are to evacuate tho city,
leaving only a garrison of COO men;
and that the Austrian troops shall
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ing only a small garrison in tho forts,
Owing to this arrangement tho army of
the Alps was dissolved.
Vesice.
Vcnice still holds out againHt the Austrians,
and continues to make a vigorous
resistance. Tc city cames its principal
defence from two small forts about 1000
yards from the first houses of Vcnicc.
One is situated on tho small island of San
Lerondc, and the other on the Railroad
bridge. The Austrian shells do not |
reach further than 400 yards within the
city.
Provisions arc very scarce, and nothing
but black bread, half baked, i3 to be had,
nnrl ninnf. nnrl \vmr> Kni'n JniA<\ivin 1"*"
rics. There is still a calm determination
to resist among the Venitians.
Denmark and thk Ducuika.
The Danes have gained a great victory
over the Holsteiners, in North Jutland,
which the Danish commander announces
to the Minister of Copenhagen in tho following
despatch:
The commandant at Fredonin. hns flo.
mandod transport vcssols for upwards of
800 pi^soncrs, 30 of whom arc officers.
I expect they will arrive at Copenhagen
to-morrow morning. Thp enemy is totally
defeated, and our victorious army is
pursuing them. All the enemy's battering
guns arc taken., and several nieces </f
field artillery.
At!?TniA Avn TTlTvn *???.
Tho Hungarians continue to carry on
the unequal struggle with indomitable
energy.
Advices from Vienna to tho 7th state
that the reported victory of tho Ban Jeallachiph,
at St. Thomas, proved to be altogether
unfounded. The Ban is still
in < Un Vvonlr Una U..i
in iuv uava va/uiivi emu u(vj imu UUt
one unimportant engagement with the
Magyars.
The imperial troops, on the light bank
of the Danube, after leaving the Raab,
followed the retreating Hungarians and
appeared to have obtained some advantage
at Acs, where, it is said, 500
Hungarians were captured. Tho Austrian
headquarters were then removed to
Barbalona, whew* tho Emperor was.?
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1.1IU iiuii^ni(u||9 Ii|j|iuiicu lU navu Itu^rpu
to an ontrenched camp.
Works were thrown up from the right
bank of tho Danube to Cormorn, from
wlvioh point the Hungarians manteuvred
wilh twenty squadrons horse, and kept
up a fire with fifty guns foreiorht hours!
but their Infantry remained irT their entrenchments.
One field battery ventured
bpyond the protection of the guns and
were captured by a regiment of Austrian
Light Horse, not, however, until tho
greater number of tho men were cut
down at the guns.
The Russian corps having entered
Transylvania, hassucoecdeJ, after an obstinate
resistance, in taking 'lorn a sea Pass,
w nicn was su ongly iorunca. moitussirtn
troops forced their way through with
tho bnvonet, and entered Cronstadt the
same aay, the 20th June. Eleven cannon
and standards were tho trophies of
this dayj
Intelligence had been received by a
polginn journal to the effcct that on tho i
1st and ?d pf July Dombinski, with his
own corps and n]l tho reserve of the Venetian
troops, drawn frqm the army of
qpm-atipns now acting in different parts
of Hungary, amounting to 80,000 man,
ntfnr?WH tlia Tltmslnn nmrt-ir e\f
110,000, commanded by Prince Paskiewitch,
in 1deSles between Miskotez and !
O'.lrtn.
The Httnck to,ok plack in flank, ho as tot 1
dr jve tho corps, commanded by the Prince
in person, into the mashes of the Theiss.
We have not yet been able to recejve tho
(Intnlta nf tliin imnnrfnnt. Mlfln but thn
success seems to have been so completed
that the same Hungarian resorve, numbering
40,000 men, marched the next,
clay for Comorn tp reinforce the army of i
Gorgoy, who since the 4th of July has
been unable to reaurnn the offensive
against tho Austrian arwips.
iDcrbbenaki, with -56,000 men, was in
pursuit of the army of Paskiewitch, and
it Is probable that aa soon a? news of
Dembenflki'a victory becomes known, tho
warlike population of the defiles, in which
llitrliiiobinn Prirt(>n will ?5cn An trt
3, on ilk 25m vJtiwiQ,
at Jfcrdflft arid T^csiTi, n proclamation callinjf
ujltfn thjnf/eopTft ln tbb mos| emphatic
Irmgung^ tO'rifu (ft
invftaerg;
Tho campaign against the AustroRussian
army is called a crusade, as it is
intended to work on the religious feelings
of the people, and jts style js said to be
most eloouent and impassioned. Kossuth
left Peslh on the 2d lor Szergselin.
GIruany.
Kau8taat vraa oamoiu-dca on the vtn,
but by last accounts held out, and the
Earn sen had hoisted the black flag in toon
that they would rather die tl^an surrender,
CALIFORNIA.
Important Political Movements at San
Francisco?Organization of a Slate
Government undertaken?Address of
the San Francisco Assembly.
The'Alto California' of June 24, contains
an Address to tho people of the
territory, from the Legislative Assembly
of <5?an FranrJsr/* district. Thi?
mcnt, which covers a page of that paper,
calls on the people to act promptly for
themselves in organization of a State
Government; they are now without any
government, a mixed mass of human beings
from all regions, and of all tongues
and habits, impelled by the same feverish
desire of fortune making,
The United States has assume4 the
right to tax them, not only without representation,
but without Riving them any
government at all making them bear the
burthens of the Union without enjoying
its benefits, thus violating in them the
first principles of freedom. Thereby,
Congress has, so to say, abdicated its
authority to control them, and thrown
them back on their natural rights, espe!
il ! -V x - e
uinny in mc ngnt 01 insuiaung a govern-;
racnt.
In this emergency what sort of a government
can they set up which will he in
accordance with the United States Constitution
and violate no duty to their be1
J ~
lovea country or ner lnsututions? A
State Government. It is not necessary
that they should pass through a territorial
administration in order to become a
State. Texas did not. And for population,
they will certainly have enough
before the meeting of Congress.
JUy organizing a State Government
they may also settle "a jpjreat and harassing
political question in (he United
States'' which must certainly defeat a territorial
organisation for a longtime. That
question California has to settle for herself
and the sooner the better.
The Assembly accordingly recommnnrlo
o AvnvAitfiAn aI*
MIVIIUQ a V/V/II ? VUVtyii Ut v %T ui?y ucic^atvo
from each distriot, to be held at San Jose
on the 3d Monday in August next, for
the purpose of framing a State Constitution
and setting it In operation. And till
thf now government is adopted, the people
are advised to koap their district or
?r tt Aji
^m.iiuuuu. -r . ?t\vu,iw.
NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA,
The Crescent City arrived last evening
from Chagres, bringing us one month's
later intelligence from California.
Tho news is not very encouraging to
the seeker after gold; but in political
point of view, it is of considerable importance.
It appears that the Hon. Thomas
Butler King, of Georgia, is in San Fran
cisco, making efforts tp organise'd btate
Government, in order to be ready next
winter tp have that territory admitted at
crnce as a State into this Union, and thus
avoiding a vnsfc deal of trouble on the
slavery question. On the 10th ult. he
made a great speech at a in oe ting held in
Pprtsmauth {Square, on the sybjeot.?
N. Y. Herald.
DUEL IN CHARLESTON-.
We learn that a duel was fought at
Magnolia Farm near Charleston an the
6th inst., between Mr. Reynolds of the
firm of Reynolds & Co., and Mr. KrawJey,
of the firm of Watson, Johnsou Ac
Co. At the first fire Mr. U. woswoundod
in the thigh. The difficulty grew out
of some remarks rr,ado by the latter gentleman
in tefercnoe totho failure in busij
noss of ? brother-in-law of Mr. 11., and
?C Ut_ VI & in ? nlVt.A
US IJ1S kUUjCUt H^'pUIUtlUUIIW IV Ml VIUwO I
tinder tho government. Previous to the
duel, th&|ggttto had a personal rccontro
in HayntfHpf??i wh!rh blows were exchanged.
-W?. Reynolds is a wombw of
the Legislature, and \rnb the party challenged.
Wc are somewhat (mrpri*?d
that our Charleston cotemporarh* have
taken no notice of this atfaiK^they uVe
willing to pfty high prices rorteicgraphic
dogpatchcaYnnouncrng such an occurrence
in any i?thcr part of the country,
but cannot even announce such an event
near (ho city, especially it the parties
01 Wi? wsarcip Kditors fif the "ty
wir&irfcmi of-Mr. H. on the occasion.
T?jiftrtoii Star.
FROM FLORIDA.
Reports op Further Depredations.
?From passengers by the Florida boat,
we leart^ that another express arrived at
Palatka, just as tho boat was leaving,
giving information of the murder, by the
Indians, of six or seven negroes, tho property
of some of the settlers on tho Manatee,
between Tampa Day and Charlott's
Harbor. It is stated that the Indians first
attempted to carry off the negroes, but
thoy resisting, were killed upon the spot.
It js further reported that the company
of troops from Tampa, with a few volunteers,
came upon the trail of the Indians
and pursued it tq tho bank of a stream,
(the namo <)f which we did not learn,)
where the bridge used for crossing had
been destroyed, and tho Indians, to the
number of one hundred, appeared on the
opposite side, filmed and painted, giving
the war whoop, daring the troops to cross.
Being so small a number in comparison to
the Indians, the troops felt obliged to decline
the invitation, and returned to Tampa,
These reports, which arc said to be
well authenticated, evince a disposition to '
hostility we have heretofore suggested,
and of another regular outbreak.
An editorial in t.Vlrt -Tnnkcnnvillo Wnmo
of the 28th July, written before the re- 1
ceipt of tho news by the last express, intimates
that these depredations are not (
tho oonsequence of a general rising of the
Seminole nation stating as reasons, that
Billy Bow Legs, one pf the principal
chiefs, had been -net by tho United States
troops from Tampa, who solemnly disclaimed
all participation in the affair, and
chargp4 it upon a band of outlaws of the
tribe.
All the plantations arc deserted, and
the frontier towns along the St. Johns,
Lake Monroe, &c. are placed under military
discinlinc. Dwellino-s oil i VintAfinnc
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most exposed are being picketed in, as during
the last war.
For a long time the Indians have had
every opportunity of providing themselves
witn the means of defence. They
have been laying up provisions, and have
nt'cuicu a tun suppiy pi [luwuer ana ieaa.
They have increased in numbers, and feel
themselves ready for another attempt tp
gain full possession of the country.
It is rumored, but we do not credit it,
that reinforcements of other Indians have
made their way into Florida, from Alabama
and other quarters. There were a
few Indian? left in West Florida who
might have joined the Seminolcs, but
thrir linmlwrs wp?> fpw and nniivinnv?B?f
Whether our details are strictly correct
or not, one thing is certain, they are
believed in Florida, and the authorities of
the State aro promptly acting in reference
to this belief,
Gov, Moseley has issued a requisition
for a large number of volunteers, and will
prosecute a war of removal or extermination.
We have hoard of the requisition
amounting to the number of five hundred,
and that if necessary, it will be further in
creased. One company has already 1c *
Tallahassee. One hundred men will be
miiatfirftn into kp.vvIp.a at .Twrlrufinvnio ktr
Col. Pons to-morrow, and double that
number we learn are in readiness. Requisitions
have likewise been made on the
other counties in East Florida There
sill bo no laok of volunteer* from the
&tate. And from the well known character
of Gov. Moseley, wo are satisfied
that the Indians will be removed, if not
by tho General Government, by the
*b'tate authorities.?tiavanwh Georgia)}
Extra, Aug. 1,
Health or Cities. ?The deatli3 In
New York for the week ending on 28lh
July were 18/>2, of which 602 were hy
Cholera, and 271 of other diseases of
the bowels, 01 by Convulsions, and 54
by Consumption.
In Philadelphia for tho same period,
the deaths were 415, of which 186 were
by Cholera, and 100 by other diseases of
the bowels.
In Baltimore, for the saipe period, the
deaths were 149, of which 20 were by
Cholera Infantum, 8 by Cholera jVorbus*
'I by Dysentery, and 0 by Diarrhoea.
Prematura Inturmkntb.?The editd*of
the Cincinnati Atlas, writing fVom
Xenla, Ohio, on the 20th, where there
had been a few cholera cases, relates tho
following incident;
'1 cannot doubt that thero have been
msny eases of too hatty burials, in cases
of cholera, I saw a young man to-day,
who was reported on ono day to bo dead,
and was actually in a stato of collapse.
He said that he heard the persons at his
bed side say 'he is dead/ and at the samo
time he was perfectly conscious and in
tho ful) poa esfion of his senses! He said
| ho wfl* In dread they would bury hkfl
| alive!" " i "
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CANADA,
The hasty efforts to. annex Canada by
tho North expose ibem to a grilling- firo
froja tho Canada side; and on no one
does it fall more heavily than on Oen.
Scott, for his late JottQr (\r\ that subject.
The Hamilton Journal and Exnrcss thus
shqws the han$ hp holds;
"We subjoin a letter from General
^cott, on the annexation of British North
America to the States. The General
must be poking fun at th'o American voters,
with a view of catching them at thfl
next Presidential election. It is impossible
that he qan bq so ignorant as to suppqse
Great Britain will par}, with any portion
pf her territory tq enrjeh a foreign
State. The boundary disturbances arc
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suinciQni, 10 snow ner msppsiwon m cms
matter. As f<Qr compulsory annexation,
we cannot for a moment believp suqli an
idea could enter into the brain pf any sano
man, Th-> Montreal tory writers to tho
New papers may lead some of tho
Ama leans to relieve that annexation is
cailu Avtah-.'trl a r.onsidemhln
awilVl OlJ VUVOl i? - -
portion of the community. Such, hOwever,
is not the fact. Tho people, "with
but few exceptions, arc perfectly satisfied
wjth the cqnnexion which at present exists.
Their patriotism is quite equal to
maintain the connexion were it attempted
to be severed. No othor country in thr;
world po?sessos more genuine liberty.
The increased facilities for trade, which
M'jU be ui full farce next year, will bring
that prosperity which will no longer ir.duce
the grumbler to weigh hir> loyalty
and honor agamst dollar* and cents. Canada
is destined to bo the most prosperous
portion of North Amerloa, Her great,
capabilities and boundless resources will
shortly be brought out and the St. Law?
ronce will be great ihorouglifarc of
.?i,i tj. ...in i
vjiu rvui ivi. xi/ ? in uu ovuil tuau uiu vjl.i
oral has not paid muoh attention to our
politics, or ho would know that the 'new*
from the Parliament of Great Britain' has
given 'discontent' only to the tories?a
UldlU IOI/UU1I I VIA 3 jJUHj-UV/ | }(f IJIiav IU UJIJ
reformers the government party, and
consisting of full tlype-fourths of the electors,
the news has given the mpst unqualified
satisfaction."
Northern Movements,?Tho NewYork
Herald closes somo comments on
iL. i.i. i r n i r*
wle miu iciier 01 vfpnerai v^ass hb luutrvb .
MIn shqrt tho ppliticnl men of the free
States, In order to accomplish partial triumphs
in their several localities, are stimulaMng,
cxciting, and rousing up tho anlielftvory
feeling among all ran&i apd all
classes in this republic?a feeling and a
movement, which will ultimately crush,
destroy and annihilate the Southern
(States, throwing them into the same condition
as that which now desolates the
British West Indies, or orimsons the beautiful
region of Haytl, SPhe public mind
in this part of the country is losing it?
practical character, and becoming moro
and more fanatical everv day on the sub
jeet of slavery and the social Institutions
of the iSbuth. Unprincipled, ambitious,
rcckless, mercenary, and grasping men,
in ordpr to accomplish their local purpases,
are driving onward in this career,
and all those moderateKcounsels and practical
compromises, and wise forbearances,
which marked the history and character
of the gi^al men of the revolution, and
the statesmen who immediately succeded
them, are now beincr tr' er. to the winds,
and a new eodc of politk J fanaticism is
about to be issued, that will end io nothing
but, ms we have said before, the
desolation and destruction of the (South.
5Pho name and last writings of Thomas
Jefferson are pressed into this aervice,
and everything reveals a now step in advance
of the question."
Bomdaudiko bv B \lloon8.?It seems
to be the serious intention of the Government
of Austria to try the effect of tho
rciial warfare upon the rebellious ruiea of
the empire. Experiments are being made
to test the practicability of bombarding
towns from thp af?\- and tho balloon practice
is said to answer perfeotly. ?omo
hundred bftlloona nrft olrcadv m liroccrs
of comnlotjon. Thoy are mado capable
of holding sixty pound bombs, which
will fall from a prodigious hei#H? This
novel species of attack will fiii; be frro't
tf^jopcratlori over Venice. If successful
tfcerp, the fortresses of Gomorn and Peteryfftrdein
will probably share the bencfla
firii^p discovery.
Avrnakvwpo Eucctioxs.?Tho fjficiinna
fop mp.mhp.ru r?f At?f. Amnrrvxm
yet to take place are aa follpt^ North
, Carolina, A ugust 2 ; jFTpnnesso, August
1 2; Alabama, August 0 ; Indiana, August
. 6; Iowa, August 8; Kentucky, August
f 6; Maryland, October 3 ; Mississippi, Noi
verqber & ; Louisiana, November 5 ; TcxJ
?*, November 5.-r-Carolinian,

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