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Saturday, Aug. tl, 1849.
With :i view of accommodating our Subscribers
who live at a distance, the following
ircntlcmeu are nutlxiriKMl anil -
^ ?M*V* 1 VkJUVOWU IU
act as agonist in receiving an?l forwarding SubHcriptiuivs
to the Kfowee Cocbier, viz:
M.u. W. 8. Grisiiam, at West Union.
Edward IIlohls, Es<j., " IlorsoSlioe.
E. I*. V sine a, Esq., " Bachelor's Itetrc.itM.
F. Mitchell, Esq.. " Pickcnsville.
J. E. Hauood, " Twelve Mile.
T. J. Webb, for Anderson District.
GEN. TAYLOR'S ADMINISTRATION.
'1 am a whig, but not an ultra wliig. If
electcd I will not bo the mere President of a
No doubt can now remain as to what Bort of
Administration we have at Washington. This
"no party" has fully shown that ho is solely influenced
by paity principles, prejudices, and
schemes. His DiedE*eH beforo nlpiWinn n.-.,i
and at his inauguration, have been shamefully
violated and broken, and he hos given uncon.
trovertible evidence of his entire subserviency
to hia Cabinet. When asked as to hia reasons
for any action, he answers, they (the Cabinet)
outvoted me. Never before have wo heard oj
?uch down right subjection to the will of oth.
er.?; and he, who i9 ia name the head of the
American Republic, is in feet a blank. The
proscription for opiniou's sake during hi i nho**t
Administration has been larger by far than
ever was known since the establishment of our
government; fivt hundred being turned out ol
a single department in one week; nnd the press
being so strong, letters of dismissal could not
be written but had to be printed. Can it bo
supposed that nil, who have received their
"walking papers," hrtvcbecu dishonest,unCoitli
ful and incompetent? No one, not even the
strongest supporter of Gen. Taylor'a Adminiation,
would dare make the assertion. "The
democratic party is in good health" now, and
"those walkings outs," will conduce groatly to
improve it, and t?U fearfully for t'no whig rule
nnd proscription in the next canvass. We complain
not as to "no pnrty" proscription, being
nothing more than we expected, and uhall l>e
greatly deceived if removals are not made
wherever a democrat holds nn office.
Tl.o policy of the Administration lias Buffiricntlv
uhnvn !* !? ??: ?> *i? ??*L *
?J .. W ..... V V *o I1IU OUUU1. A
majority of tho Cabinet of Gen. Taylor ie
formed of men -vlio are the bitter enemies ol
the South?of men whose only merit in then
uncompromising hatred to Southorn Institutions
?of men who have aided an J voted with Gid
dings and Ilale?of men who advocated the
passage of QottV resolutions to allow the nogroea
of the District of Columbia to vote to
abolish slavery''in that District. And when
wo recollect that the President decides his
measures by the vote of the Cabinet, what
can wo expect from his Administration ? Un
leas he do^a tuko tlio Wilmot Pnwim
own hands and act with tho South, he is eppoaod
"in loto" to Southern policy. What has
tSe South gained by his election? Nothing
but lost everything. We may cxpect tho full
quota of xvlxig principles to be fastened upon
*1 L it- - " *
ud?m:tv me i arm 01 '42 and a general nyotem
of Internal Improvements will be advocated
and carried out Nothing can save us
from these measures except the Presidential
"veto," and Gen. Taylor has expreasly declared
that upon theso subjecta, "the will of the people
ai expressed through their RopreKentatives
in Congress ?hould be respected and carried
out by the Executive;" bo that our only hope
10 ue snveu irom tlu? ruinous cyatem has been
sundered, and we are opening our cyeu whou
it n too lato.
TJie leader* of the whig party at the North
eay that the election of Gen. Taylor by the
voted from the South WA9 a virtual acknowledgement
of tho Wilniot Proviso, for that Gen.
Taylor had pledged himself not to veto it ii
paued by CJongreaa. Tim whig triumph has
IV*V*v* *V. A? " * * *
? m,. i>vui iimu trance, nil tno bitter
enemies of the South, nnd they now strut
along the political arena with an air of arrogance
and mastery. They give the Smith plain
talk, and throw off the mask; for our part we
prefer this to that hidden, mysterious, manner
in which all thesi; object# and principles were
whrouded until recently. As a fair specimen
we would refer our readers to the letter from
Gov. Seward, now a Senator from New York,
wmcn wc puDlisJied Inst week. He tells ua
that (lie whig pariy is "well prepared to repress
faction," and tint it *'U tho only party
that has adopted the ihamexablk rights of
man," and i* "well qualified to divorce the
Federal Government from slave"?"all enlightened,
sagacious, and candid mei? can sec that
tho period has ariived when slave, y ought not
and cannot be protected by the power or infinonni*
?..v * tvicitti uuverumcni. lie nays:
'I rejoioo that tbo firat permanent Administration
which the whig party lias called into power,
has fully and completely indiciit'id ftS principlce,
its wisdom, and ita patriotism."
Here we have a fair intimation that if it is
neccssary, that this party will reeort to force
to repress the Southern faction, and that this
is the policy of a Southern President, elevated
to office by Southern votes. Waa it for thi?
hot TOUIA. ?-? !?- - -
nM|niwou in power f Does this
forreopond with the pledges made before hi?
election? Will the South sustain the Administration
when *ucb arc ite avowed principle*
and objeetst No. Let 113 shew these aggressor*
upon our righU?these men who would
degrade and dishonour our iecti6n?theso men
that would turn our piorioua little Stato and
the entire liootb into * slaughter pen, that wc
1 can and will maintain our rights nod honor, I
and that if force be their desire, that thoy have
but to appoint "the battlo-field and vre will be j
T1IE POST OFFICE AND ABOLITION !
i Under the charge of Jacob Collamer, the
Po3t Office Department has been specialty the
j instrument in the hands of tlic Abolitionists to
1 circulate their inccndinry publications. Our
mails literally groan with their weight, and
generally each mail contains inore or less of
the "Brutus" or "True Carolinian^' It is of no
use to tell u> that Mi'. Colhunc f 1 not responsible,
lor he alouo is responsible to the people of
the United State?. It is his duty to see tluit '
none but "honest, faithful, and comuetent" nor I
j Hons fill those office*. This bo does not do, but
winks at tlicir misdeed, yea. more, ho knows
J that some one is constantly violating the oath
' which ho liaa taken as Post Ma3tcr, and yet
makes no attempt to detect nnd expose the culprit
and remove him from office, lie is cognizant
that constantly packages of papers are
transmitted through the mail without a post*
I i lark in direct violation of the law. Can he
' remedy it? We think that he can. and therefore
charge him with nil tho responsibility.?
He could order all Postmasters to destroy all
p~".Jtnges which arc not post-marked, and our
! r~- :* <l-? -r **-s * -
ivi i?, nun. ii mis was none, too transmis- 1
Bion by mail of theso papers would cease.?
For if they were post-marked, detection would
neccsaarily follow, and no one would like to '
expose himiclf as cither the author or di^tribu- I
tor of such publications. But 110, the princi- j
pics of Mr. Collamor anJ his compeers, in tho
cau?e of Free Soil, are better advanced without ,
any risk of detection by the present unlawful |
\ transmission. Ouc would naturally suppose ;
I that a man who boast of his enmity to Southern
institutions, would willingly 6tiflc consciencc :
to do or cause to be done anything to Southern
disadvantage. If he was a patriot, ho would I
r.ii-? ** ? - ? '
luiivw in me Biops ot Amoa Kendall, and not !
, only order the destruction of all unmarked packI
ages, but nil that were of an incendiary char- !
acter. UnJcr Mr. Kendall's order an exlraor:
dinary quantity of these infernal publications
' cations were burned in Charleaton and very
few every reached the interior of the States.
| Bui here we have a Southern President with
; an Abolition Postmaster, and that Postmaster
I having full control of his Department, and that
, | Department daily and hourly circulating publif
I catioiw to excite our slaves to insurrection and
. to place anarchy and misrule at tho South
, completely in the ascendancy. Yet we aro
told that Mr. Collaraer and no one else can be j
, made responsible for nil this. We would then
euggest that the. Postmasters in our own State
, be made responsible tc. the State authorities";
i and that laws be cnactcd inflicting a heavy
! I penalty on any. Postmaster who should deliver [
1 one o? the.-a documents, or knowingly to allow |
it to pass through the mail. If tho Federal j
t uovernment will not protect un against theac I
. incendiarici, we muat tako the matter into our
, : own hands and provide safety for ouraelve9, our
families and our institutions.
W<> clip the following from the Yorkville
Wc would caution the South to he
i ware 01 ueorge w. oteplienson, of New
! York, a travelling neent for the sale of
! Brandreth's Pills, who was called upon
J by the Committee of safety of this Disj
tiict, which stated to him that the dangers
which at present threaten thv pecu1
j liar domestic institutions of the /S'outh,
made it necessary that all strangers, es
pecinlly those from the North, should be
exnmined, and his besiness Ac. ascertained,
he immediately arose and denounced
the proceeding ns oppre:>sive and ungentlemanly,
and declared himself an uncompromising
opponent of slavery from
! this time forwara. On examining his r>a
1 pcrs, a letter to him was discovered in
I which mention wasmndeof a new Rich-1
mond corps being organized for the
1 South, consisting of some live or six per11
sons, giving only the initials of the nnmes,
1! and alluding to the difficulties and dan''
gers they hnd to encounter, and putting
up a prayer for their success, he attempted
to explain this as having relation to establishing
agencies for the sale of Pills,
, i Vvhluu ii?y or mav not have been true,
i j He was warned to leave our Village on
1 the next morning. We understand that
| the agency for the sale of these Pills in
! this plfloe was given up and they were re|
turned to him.
I This man, who in traversing the State m fin
I agent for Brandrrfh'a Pills, is an "uncompromis
ing opponent of slavery," to uso his own word*.
We would say to Mr. Stephenson, that unless
he desires to peep through a prison windows,
tf lat he had better net give this section a call.
Mediterranean Wheat, we find on all
hand9 reported by the farmers to be the
best variety for a yield, especially under
I adverse circumstance. Not only in 4/kryland,
?nd in th' f cectiori, but in the
? a rn-:- ?v. *
ti en, mm in v/niu, wnere mere nau been,
in some sectio 8, such devastation of the
wheat, we find it reported aa resisting
drought, the worm, Arc. yielding a good
j crop, with full heavy grain, while the
: other was thin and shriveled, and will i
pcihabs he about half the weight of the
Tho sbovo wo clip from on# of our orolwngoH
yfor the benefit of our farmer.), and for the pur*
J. poijj o! ukcctiog tfceir #.ttcn<iou woro pwrticu- -
larly to this subject, we subjoin ? fact which
comes within our own knowledge.
We were fhown, by n gentleman of Anderson
District, a specimen of tlie Mediterranean
Wheat; whfrh we unhesitatingly pronuouce the
largest, fullest, aud heaviest grained wheat we
have seen for several venrs. ITiwmi fnwl...
luirjr he informed us that he had sowed only
1 1-'2 bushels, on rather thin land, mid had
reaped and cleaned from that sowing twentymx
and a half bushels of excellent wheat,
which is evidently an abundant yield, and we
infer that this wheat must have nrosnftrndlMi.
- < 1 "w*
tcr "under adverse circumstances" than any
other kind grown in this section of country.?
Would it not be well for the farmers of our
District to enquire into the causes of the superior
growth, yield, <fcc. of this over ether kinds
of wheat! Perhaps the Mediterranean may be
bfitter ndnnloil ?? ?? ' * **
j ? u.u duii, cuiiime, CSC. UKin
Eorao other species of wheats we have been in
the habit of sowing. The experiment would at
least bo worth makiug. Give it a trial, farmers
and then let us hear from you.
Wo nro told it is a bearded wheat, and tha'
it makes a coarser flour than the ordinary wheat;
but suppose the flour is coarse, would it be the
less wholesome on that account} and the more
abundant yield from the same quantity of
ground, would surely justify ita production at
le-\st for home consumption.
Freshet and Destruction of crora.
?We arc told that the rain?, which fell on
Sunday last, raised the wateis of Oolenoy. 12
Mile and Eastatoo rivers higher by 4 feet than
they have boen in ten years before, doing great
damage to farms on cach of these streams
'Die forco of the current at one time lifting a
string of fence from its place and whirling it along
over the adjacent field of luxuriant com,<5:
bowing it to the earth: at another time, sweeping
over a field of standing oat and wheat
shocks, burying them in the channel of the river
Some few individual losses were very Bevcre
?one man lost 300 dor., oats, another 200 dor. j
oats and some wheat,?tho corn on the low
grounds stood in water up to the ear, and the
nviv ciuifuiy suumerged. resides
carrying away numberless fences aud levelling
the corn as by a roller, Eevcral bridges
have been destroyed.
A new edition of this paper has come to
hand, and wc take great pleasuro to inform the
author that his progeny jr. met with the same
fate of the senior. Both were consigned to an
.untimely grave by being burned. Loat he
should by mistake send some stray "little ones"
tills way again, wo would say to him that we
have every thing in roadincas and will surely
measure out the lik? in ?11 ^ ?
?... V* VUV CM11U WilW
actor, with as much pleasure as ever we tat
down to a good dinner.
A bale of new Cotton from Tejuw was sold
in New Urlenn-i on the -1th July last. The stt.
pie is said to bo very good. Thin is earlier, by
two weeks, than is usual for new cotton to be
offered for salo in our markets.
Fca tue "Kf.owke Couriss."
SKETCHES OF SCENERY IN PICKENS
This place, famous in the early settlement
of the country for its importance as
a trading point with the Indians, and in
liter times, for the generous fertility of
its cultivated fields, and for the beauty
and romantic ? J:?
?j? we ouuuuuuing
country, is situated on the Oconee creek,
12 miles North of Pickens Court House,
and dircctly on the road leading from the j
latter place to Clayton Oa. Of the ear- j
ly history of this settlement little is known, |
and much of that little, we are compelled
to glean from legends that are often
doubtful and always unsatisfactory.
Except a few shapeless ruins, little remains
of the daring adventurers who penetrated
to this wild and mountanious region,
and settled here in the midst of the
savage Cherokees; while the half-filled
excavations in the neighboring hills tell
mournfully of that passion for gold, which
in those early timet), led many a bold heart
from bis home, to fall a victim to savage
Ciue'tv. nr mnr#
J m ? ? . 9VIII} W I
aw ay and die of disappointment in the
lonely wilderness, there to bleach unburied
in the wintry winds. And yet, neglected
and forgotten as it is now, this
place was once of no little importance to
the country. Here in peace, the trader
cwne to exchange his strings of beads
and barrels of rum, with the Indians for
furs, and hither, when thej^l^crji^cry
of the Cherokee? startled < -thejpuiet life
of t)lA frAnli?ni AaA iV?i?
dren for security from the horrors of Indian
war. Aid many a time and oft,
hath the cliffs and caverns of these mountains
echoed ajjd re-echoed the warrior*
shoot, while idJWer it stout hearts have
sunk, for th? war-cry of the Cheroktc
comc m the voice of desolation on<3 death.
At the foot of a neighboring mountain,
the Toi&ofcseo, occurred ouc of the most
obetia&te of Pickens* engagements with
the Indians, for whilst encamped with a
small forcc near an Indian town, then
entirely dcseited, that intrepid officer was
surprised nnd'MirmiiiKt^^ i<? n
of savages, who had lain conccaVed mi
the dense fields of enne on either bank of
the Tomossee River, nn I who now began
to. po<w upoa his unprotected ranks
u continued and destructive fire ; secure
in thfil* lurLinrr nln?no -~"1- 1 L
-- j/tuwc) v?ui jr i utn, uu^u
and tree sent forth its messenger, carrying
death to the palp face; while the
mountains resounded with the roar of
musketry and the wild war-hoop of the
furious foe. The noise of the conflict
1 --1 * -
ytm? m-uru ns mr as the Oconee, where
the garrison eagerly demanded to be Jed
to the assistance of their countrymen : but
the ofliccr in command there, unable to
believe that Indians were in the neighborhood
and attributing the renorts to
the firing of cane, refused- to march his
men out to participate in what he supposed
to be nothing more serious than
the accidental burning of a cane-brake.
However, some 8 or 8 of his command
cn * */> ??1 -- 1 ?
.. w. w vw^vi vv/ irtVi\c purL m WOQt
were convinced was an engagement with
the enemy ; that, contrary to orders, they
stole out of the Fort and hurried toward
the scene of action, which, when they
had reached and discovered the perilous
j situation of their friends, with that quick
perception and ready daring, for which
the men of the revolution were so much
distinguished, tlu.-y concealed themselves
in the thick copse woods, and for the purpose
of deceiving the Indians with the
j notion that a large force was attacking
, them in their rear, and thus make a di\
version ?n favor of their countrymen, comj
menccd Bring upon them, shouting and
screaming the while, and making the
noise of a legion. Most admirably too
did their ruse succced, for the Indians
supposing themselves attacked by a large
reinforcement, fled in great precipitation,
. leaving Pickens, whose ammunition was
| now nearly exhausted, master of the field.
But independent of the interest which
this plncc received from its connection
with Indian history, the beauty and vanity
its scenery is alone sufficient to attract
attention and to consecrate it as classic
ground. The highlands, covercd with a
dense forest of oak, walnut, and pine, rise
abruptly from the valley and stretching
away in an unbroken line to tha N V.
sink at times into gentle lulls, and then an
piring; to the height of mountains, present
their bold nnd rugged peaks to heaven,
crowned with many a stormriven rockf
until at length they arc lost in the great
range of the Blue Ridge. In the dark
caverns and imponetrabjo fastnesses of
these mountains, the bear, wolf, and panther
still prowl in savage security, and
often in tho dusk of evcuing then- 1 nv
dismal bowlings may be heard, rendering
loneliness more lonely; but here too, is
many a silvery stream and glassy pool,
many a shady reccss and dew dripping
grot, where the spirits of Poesy and
Beauty diffused and commingling in the
blooming nature, seemed to live and love
in blissful hymen. And while the silver
fish, sport i streams as elear and pellucid
as the waters of Eden, whose banfcs summer
clothes in her green and gold, and
shadows with the blue canopy of heaven,
the rising slopes are covered with wreathing
vines and blooming plants, so that
the balmy breezes that lift gently the
leaves of drooping trees, are filled with
their rich perfume.
mi , /% - -
xne uconee in making its way down
the mountain, on the top of which it finds
its source, rushes madly along over broken
rocks, foaming ?nd screaming as if
the genius of wildnc&j lived in its waves.
Some of the cascades of this mountain
torrent, strike the beholder with peculiar
force. You stand among the clouds and
gaze down, and down through a dark
vista of trees into an almost bottomless
ravine, and there, where the stars twinkle
at noonday, you see the glimmerings of
sparkling waters mingling with the nucs
of a thousand flowers, the faint tints of the
passing rainbows; and softly too, and indistinct,
like the music of a dream, you
hear the waitings of cataracts and the
gush of 4ying winds. It Is as If nature,
jealous of her beauties, had sought to
hide them hore from the profanations of
sight, and secure in this lonely retreat
: .asm bu cycc, t)ut tne stars, to dwell in
eternal adoration, with the flowers to
bieathe and the breeds to be&r her incense
From a point leading over Mount Oedtee,
you have an extensive Southern view;
teen from this poht the whole country
fcotnded by the horizon appear* to he
covered with an unbroken to:eit; wi*h
mo?w i i) i in ?
the single exception of the valley at your t
foct, not a field nor a cleared spot can ' .
be scon, while the regular rising of hill
after hill with the depression of the valea
wiwecn, gives 10 ii me appearance of a
sea undulating with the gentle lidc.
The writer begs to be allowed to conclude
his description of this wonderful
scene with a quotation from the pen of a
distinguished American author, who in
alluding to the Oconee mountains has
said : "When the country which is overlooked
from these mountains is cultivated
and adorned with villages and other em
belnhments, it will afford such briViant
prospects as may give full employment
to the pencils of American artists."
At the foot of this mountain, and
through which the Oconee meanders with
many a graceful curve, lies the valley,1*a
fertile tract containing, perhaps, a thousand
acres, part of which is in a high
state of cultivation, rewarding the easy
industry of the laborer with abundant
harv ests. The writer was phown a spot
on the banks of the stream in this valley,
called the Riders Leap, connected with
which is an interesting legend, which,
however, with the permission of the reader,
he will reserve for another communication.
n* i. ^ ? ?
I ricKcns u. li., B. U.
[From the Spartan.]
MountZiow, 8. C., Aug. I, 184&
Mr. Editor?You arc no doubt right *
in supposing that William Henry Brisbane
ib the author of the Barrett letters,
and the prim* mover of those dark pud
wicked abolition schemes, whioh of late
have so much, disquieted the public mipd.'
W. H. B rib banc commenced the nubli
cation or a liuptis paper in Charleston in
I the year l&ttor '34, was considered by
the Baptist denomination as sound on the
subject of slavery, a man of talents, and x
well calculated to edit the denominational, -'L
papci of this State. His paper was gen- <
crally patronized by the Baptists in
I South Carolina. u ?*
?.. wv>) iv nw> iIO(. ' *
long before his Abolition sentiments began
to be developed, and the paper was
turned over, I believe, to Dr. Braotly, in
whose hands it died. Brisbane, after
selling some 30 slaves, made his est ape to
tho State of Ohio, whei e he has been,
I suppose, plotting his fiendish designs
against tho peace of his native State ever
I since. I well remember Mr. B's attenI
dance at Nr.w Hnn<>
AftOOWiailUlIi JL I21& r
is the only time I ever saw him, though
I am familiar with .his. history, and my .
deliberate opinion is, that a mono infamous. . <? L,
Ecoundrcl scarcely livefe on the earths
Yours, John G. Landrum..
Arrival of tup West Ihma Steamer.?The
Royal i/ail 8t< amer TVent,
Cat>t?in OlarllP j?rriv?rl in t*? ' ? **?
..... vu MIC H'WVf D8JT
on ^Tuesday, within three days from Havana.
She brought but one passenger for
Mobile, with some twenty-five in transit
Wc arc indebted to Capt. Dower, the
pilot, for files of the Diano de la .Marina
to the 26th ult. and what information wo
Scnor Rey, about whose abduction -
there is so much unnecessary commotion
in New-Orleans, was in Quarantine at
Havana. The American consul had offered
to send Hm back to New-Orlcani*
but he declined, and asserted that it was
by his free will that he had gone back to
It was unusually sickly at Havana, but
no mention is made of any manifestation
of cholcra in the Island.?Mobile Herald
[Telegraphed to the Baltimore Sun,]
PROGRESS OF THE CHOLERA NORTH
Nkw York. *-1l) *
. ? ? - ?? ? ? viuv M A M M*
The Sanitary Committee of this city
report 150 ne* cases and 67 deaths of
cholera, as having occurred duiincr the
last 24 hours.
Philadelphia, Aug. i.
The cholera is rapidly decreasing.
The Board of Health report only 19 ctmco
and 4 deaths for the 24 hours ending &i
nnnri tn.rinv > . .
Alb/ xr, July 31? r. u.
There have bee.i reported, lincc yesterday,
16 eaces of cholera, 7 of which
Syracuse, July 81.
One death from cholera is reported aa
having occurred here yesterday.
Rochmtxr, July 31.
I TUo *?' Jl
L IJU vnui^in in lusii ai&appsrtng from
ihw city, but one death having occurred
in the last forty-eight honrs.
The Charleston Courier of .6th in?t,,
eayv. During a heavy rainstorm on Friday
morning last, a whirlwind paued over
he Northwestern part of the city end
Neck. It formed in the Norih-eeatera
I part of the Neck, and in it* oourae u?
turned wiveral carriages, and propelled
a two horne barouehe some seventy yards.
The tin roofing of the bouse of B. 8.
Rbett, Esq.. ettuate in Pinekoey-ttreet;
Cannonborougb, was partialis unroofed
and most of the roctas of ihe dwelling
deluged with wawr. At this paint the
uody 6f wind took a wore Westerly
course, prostrating several out bou4? attd
fences. Fiecea of pi ark, sl>g!c?, M