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ulf respective Congressional Districts, to
*' elect two Delegates, to represent such
I Congressional District in the Convention
at Nashville in June next.
The Abbeville representatives are fully
nlive to tlx* deep and abiding importance
:? * ? * ' 1
ui una iiinjivonnir su:j> auoui 10 ue i?Kcn
by tbo /f?outli, nncl wc arc suie that the
patriotism of the District will respond
mos' heartily to the call.
On Monday last, the removal of a portion
of the hill on which our Court 7/ouse
stands, and the structure of a basement
story of brick under the present building?
was let to contract, and bid oil' by Mr.
' 1 he earth is to be removed 10 a depth of
ten feet at the base of the (7ourt House,
with a gradual descent of one foot in forty
to the line of the public square; the
P uiricxcnvniea 10 uc pincca 111 (he neigh"boring
hollows within the distance of
270 yards from the walls of the Court
House. This contract was taken at
Alr& " VQnn2''nt story is to he made ten
feet from floor to
of eight feet running length Wflu a passage j
of the same size crosswise the building, L
with six rooms; the whole to be completed
in workmanlike manner, and'delivered
ready for use by given time. The j
contract was undertaken at &1000. j'
The rooms are intended to be used ape:
ofticcs for the Clerk, Sheriff, Commit. j
cr, Ordinary nnd Coroner, iin-bt^v-sion- i
i dcr the location of these^1^ will reni
much more convenicnU^f* unc^onil|'ics
We arc vory desirable.
. cement so^*" satisfied that theimpublic
soui^^ght to bo made on tho
?? n ^R?ro, will contribute greatly to
of 11,0 Village, us well as
lu convenience and comfort of our
citizens generally, and particularly to
those whom business now compels to
'tread the rugged steeps."
With due deference, however, to the
opinions of the Honorable Board of Commissioners
of iPublic Building..
mcnt, ns to the necessity of having two
passages in the basement slory. Now
vr? h'uik, and we are not alone in this,I
opinion, tlmt one eight foot passage from
entl to end wovdd serve nil the purposes
of utility, taste and convenience in such a
building, besides a saving of sufficient
space for another large room; which, if
not occupied by any of the officers of the
Court, might be rented for a sum of money
that would nearly keep (he whole fabric
ill frood mnnir frtr n niimU.- 1
? -T " Ui ;?ur?. j
11 affords us great ploamirfc to nunouncc to
the public, that the line brick church in this
village has been examined and received by the
buihling committee, so far as it had been
placed under contract. The committee expressed
themsol ves highly pleased with the
fuithful manner in which Messrs. Wilson it
T.nii(7iilnn l>.,un ?1 " - ?- '
M ....wAwuii'u mo worK generally.
Mtiy theylivo to build a thousand Churches.
T3ut we regret to any the church is not yot
finitdicd?it still remains to ho plastered
nud fitted U ) -with Beats and pulpit, nil o^
\Vhi ;h will cost something over $200. Tlio
contract was lot out according to the available
funds in hand?the committee are now out of
funds, and in debt nearly $100 for the work already
dono. The liberality of our cliarit able
citizens is already partially exhausted, and wo
fear the church cannot bo finished for some
time to come, without Bomo kindly aid from
uurorul. Tim frii'mlu *>r ?J ?
?~ i vu^iun uuu morality
at "home; and tho philanthropic contributors to
1 j'g laudable work, from abroad, bavo our bear
lieat thanks for their generous aid; and wo beg
leave to remind them that tho workmen are
r.sw ready to receive their wages.
Subscriptions will bo received by /S.Kifl ?oy
:S. It. McFall, M. M. Norton or J. IV. Norris jr.
Previous to last week we bavo enjoyed an
iinununlly mild winter, having had much rain
and but verv f?w flavn nf ???.?? ?T--'
v. vu itlt VUIU. ,UIWI
week wo hud several intensely cold days. This
week wo havo had all tho varieties ever enumerated
in tho catalogue of weather. In the
'anguago of (lie humorous Tom Hood, first "it
,b!fwed, then it anewrd, and then it (hewed, and
now it? frhed. Monday and Tuesday were
.mild, clear fiun-t>hiny day?; Wednesday was
dark and cloudy, with heavy ruins; Thursday
was cloudy and cold, tho mow falling in small
quantities .nearly all day; Friday and Saturday '
/rccEcing cold, with high winds, and oven will'? i
trn mill tlm **"" J-i?
... nimmigtiu uriVIHg IDroUglt Olll' ]
koy-holo ho keen as to remind us forcibly of flic ]
nhrill Avhibtlo of a railroad engine. For two i
day* the whole rango of Mountains hovo l>ncn i (
robed in pnro white, presenting n most benwti- t
/ul and pleasing prospect to tbe admirer of ns. 1
tnrcH poetry and grandner. /
From the 7'lepra ph.
* Washington, d. c.
Friday, February 1, 1850.
This city is now buzzing like a buzy
boc-hivo with nlnns. and nronnsal*. ??<l
! ' I I'" ' "MV*
programmes of some settlement, every
one having his nostrum ready, and strongly
convinced of its curative qualities.
yln intelligent gentleman suggested to
mo (his morning that My Clay's compromise
had the hest prospect of success,
because, he had not yet met or heard of a
sinr/leman who approved of its conditions,
and consequently no jealousy had been
excited by it. Never did a babe so anxiously
looked for. and so miinfnllv Iwnnn't
j ; ' I " J ""(f> v
forth, fall so still-born as this Benjamin
of the "greatcommoner" who novr misrcpresents
the sentiment of Kentucky.
7/is project it is needless to annuly/.e or '
dwell upon?the ricketty thing has not
vitality enough in it to need any touch or
vnnrnish; the only wondei is that such a j
proffer should have come from such a
source, or have been mis-called "a com- j
/Since the debate on that proposition,
a most significant silence has been observed
with regard to it. On Tuesday next
it will conic up regularly, when I presume
we will have a battle of the giants in (he
Senate, over the whole question thus
COM.n.-oyor (hr Jiichmond Times.]
. .^&ft>SIUNAL SUMMARY.
N'wVo n^-^SIIINOTON', Feb. 0, p. 111.
orjJ^?Mi" 3/angum presented (lie I
iijbc o^''nt5S ?f il meoling recently held
jar-fv'ilnuiigton, N. C. These proceedings
protested against the adoption by Con- |
press of the IFilniot Proviso, in any
shape or form. Mr. M. took occasion to ;
remark, that the whole South held opin- |
ions similar to those advanced by the '
people of Wilmington, and would never I
agree to any compromise which should ;
fall short of a recognition of equal rights.
Mil. CI.AY'S COMIMtOMISK.
The Senate then took up the Compromise
Resolutions offered by Mr. Clav,
and that gentleman resume/' his remaiks. |
He contended that Congress hntl llie I
power to abolish slavery in the district of
Columbia, but thought it ought not to !
CXtMolov. Jj I raw,,,, without OjUtoilUlV
the consent ot the people ol f\lrfrv*??ir.. %o j
its excrciso; he likewise thought it would i
tin-' " * Hnnm-oaa to Compensate
.r..?v> wiu ffinvD 111 itiu iVistnet, '
whenever slavery should, with (he pnn. 1
sent of Maryland, be abolished therein.
lie. declaeed the. slave trade in (he District
of Columbia to be detestable, and
(bought the South ought to unite in abolishing
it. On the fugiti.x; slave question,
he said the free States ought not to hesitate
to surrender fugitive slaves.
Mr. Clay said the &outh had obtained
slave territory in the purchase and cession
of Louisiana and Florida: it oueht nnf tr? I
complain, then, if the free States wanted
free territory now. The South annexed
Texas?annexation led to w/ir, and war
led to the acquisition of territory: In the
event of a dissolution of the Union, the
?South would he no better off than she
was now.?She would possess no remedy
then which she did not possess nmv
Slic could as effectually defend her rights
in the pale of t'io Union, as she could
out of it.
Air. G. said he asked, in mercy, that
his earthly existence might be terminated
ere a dissolution of the Union occurred.
Congressional.?Mr. Cobb, of Ala. ;
introduced a resolution proposing the appointment
of a joint committee of six Senators?three
Northern and three Southern
men?also twenty-five by the 7/ouse, i
~ 1.:. 11 .
u...uDu Kuu^r(ipiiiu<iiiy, 10 uikc cliarge of J
the territorial and slavery questions, with !
full power to devise a plan of compromise |
aud submit it in the form of a bill to the
consideration of the two //buses.
Mr. 3/cnde intimated a wish to debate
the resolution, and it therefore lies over |
under the rule.
Mr. Inge introduced a resolution dedaring
that the President had committed j
a gross and flagrant.violation of duty and \
of tho Constitution, by sending Thomas |
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miner iving to Ualifomin, and inducing
tno organization of a State Government
there before action by Congress au' horizing
the steps. 7'he resolution also asserts
that the authority of Congress is
necessary before any government can be
organised in the territories.
The resolution lies over under the rule ,
?notice being given by a member that
he desired to debate it.
Mr //illard introduced a resolution of
instruction ot t lie committee 011 Foreign
Affairs, to consider the propriety of revising
the Consular system of the United ,
Washington, Feb. 4,
I learn, from a good source, that it is (
known to diplomatic circles here, that the
Captain General of the Island of Cuba
lias been directed by hi* Government, to
liberate all the slaves, in case of a serious
Utempt at invasion or insurrection. That >
no (Spanish Government has given out fl
his hint, in nn ofHcinl form, I know. Per- c
?ap.s it is intended merely to bo held in *
crrorcm over tlio Government and pco- ;
?le of the United States. Of late yoar?,'
(lie Southern people have Icon accustomed
to contemplate the probable annexation
of Cuba to the slaveholding
States. 11 is one of the objects held in
view by Southern statesmen now here, !
though tbev do not wish to cxncditn an
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event, by premature measures, which
must happen in the natural course of
tilings. In view of the future, the possession
of Ouba by tho United Stales, is
very important, and particularly to the
'United States South?a country recently
begun to bo talked of, and whose
boundaries arc not yet defined. '
In all this struggle between the South
and North, the object on the nart of the
former, has not been so much to secure J
the right of carrying slaves into Califor- i
nin,ns to prevent the adoption of a principle,
which would forever confine slave, y ,
within its present limits, and deprive the '
South of any hope from the fururc. To
possess Cuba, other than, as it i*, a slaveholding
country?would bo of no advantage
to the South. It is easy to sec the
object of Queen Isabella's Government
in giving the above named instructions ,
to the Captain General of Cuba. It is to
interest the Southern States of this
Union in opposition to the projects of the
Cuban invasionists. Cuba has more to
r. ii . i
n:.u iiuiu mju ruuKitissness ana cupiuuy
^Northern adventurers than from the
South. I know that Afr. Calhoun is utterly
opposed to tlie acquisition of Cuba
under present circumstances. He and
his colic i?ue, Mr. Butler, were, you
know, the earliest opponc ntsof the ncquisition
of any part of Mexico.
Mr. Buchanan is still here, and is pour
in<roil on the troubled waters, lie is in
favor of conciliation and compromise.
The danger, so much apprehended, of
a rash couiseon tli - part of Congress, in
relation to the territorial question, is already
past. The Wilmot Proviso is obsolete.
Even the 1 louse refused to force
it today. The vote, on the motion to
lay Mr. Root's resolution on the table?
i. e., to reject it?was yeas i05, nays 7i).
Nearly thirty Northern members voted
in the affirmative. It is certain that the
House seeks to evade the question,,? Correspondent
Bai.timouk, Feb. 0, 9.55.
In the New York cotton market tojl.jv..2,000
bales of cotton were taken by
declining. In iiultTnioro"^Of)u t'aW^"fttfr
rm1)"" auction, only ],
ouu oi wmcn were sold,,it prices ranging
from in 3-4 to 15 1-2. The residue was :
withdrawn from sale, as the market did
not prove as bouyant as was anticipated.
IuELANn*-?-The latest accounts from 1
the south of Ireland are to the offect ;
that the ruin of the peasantry is complete
six-tenths of these arc now outcast, living
in holes and ditches, and mostly without
clothing. This is attributed to the |
operation of the poor law, which, though ,
well intended, have utterly failed of their
It appears that negroes nre not generally
well disposed to a residence in Cali
fornin, even with liberty as u companion.
7'he Galveston Civilian says:
"If the question, whether there shall
be slavery in California, wore left to the
darkies themselws, there would be 'none
of it,' or free negroes either. Major Dalton,
of this chy, took out a servant with
him, with the understanding that he was
to be free after servincr his master tlmr?>
a short time; but the boy, finding that
legion to be the antipodes of 'the place
where the good darkies go,' was glad to
get back to Texas and slavery, //e
looks upon 'involuntary servitude' in Texas
as preferable by far to the life led in
the mines, cither by whites or blacks.
The Routiikhn Convention.?The
Democratic party in Legislative caucus
at jVilledgeville, have nominated toe Hon
Charles J. McDonald, and Hon. Matthew
1 i.,11 m- v iis * *
.l?.i uiuxviiuier, as delegates for the
$tate at large to the. Nashville Conven- ,
tlon, arid the Hon. Alfred Ivcrson and
Hon. "Walter T. Colquitt, as alternates.
The Whigs wo understand have nomiaated
the How. Wm. Law and //on.
Charles Lougherty. We have not learned
who are tne Whig alternates.
JY O T XV TS 7 "
Will bo sold to the highest bidder on
the first Monday in March next, at Pickens
3-1 St Acrcs or fiand,
ft miles East of Baohelor's Retreat. On
the premises is a Fall of water 30 feet
within 100 feet, with a good Grist Mill.
Situated as the Land is, in a j/ood .
neighborhood, and within two milea of a
:? -fr.? i--i
jvwv. mi/.iuui, it uiiwis niuucemcnis 10 n
minll family, not to bo surpassed. f1
Enquire of Esq. HolIs on the premises, I 1
n* to the subscriber. 1
Wm. C. LEE.
Jnn. 20, 1850. 37?It.
fONE"!! HIOIVE^T" !
j nose indebted to the late firm of
riiompspn & Keith will find their floter
tnd Accounts in he hands of officers foi 1
:ollection if not paid by tho first dnyjf
E M. KEITH.
Jnn.5, 'i0, It
I*?sjJirt'Iy llic last PVotiec.
A LL persona indebted to the subscriber for
the year 1848, nro respectfully solicited
to make payment, on or before the 1st of
March next, as I am compelled to have
money. Those not. complying with the
..i : ...:n c...i "V!..iA
auuvt'i will nun uivii iiuivntuii
in tho hands of proper Officers for collection.
S. R. McFALL.
Pickens C. II. Feb. 12,1850.
ORN, BACON, !fc.
rl > . IE will bcsold, at the late resi
dence of JosiahF. Perry, deceased, near
the Tugalo Kiver, in Pickens District, on
Saturday the 30th of J/areh, to the liitjli
Twelve or thirteen hundred Bushels of
Two or three thousand pounds of Bacon,
Three or four hundred pounds of Lard,
/Several head of likely Cattle, Steers
A large quantity of Fodder, Are.
The property will be sold on a credit of
twelve months, the purchaser giving his
note bearing interest with approved secu- j
Persons already indebted to the Estate !
are requested to make payment on the j
day of sale.
13. F. PERRY. AdmV I
Greenville, S. C. Feb. 2, 1850.
IS E AI5 till AIITE K S,
Ciiahlbston, Jan. 25,1850.
The entire suit of the Governor nre required
to attend him in Charleston on
I'Vidau, the 22d of February next.
Each Aid, residing in the Brigades
coming under the ordci of the 22d inst.
will attend him nt the reviews.
13y order of the Commander-in-chief.
J. W. CANTEY,
Adjutant and Inspector General.
Jane Trotter and John 11. Trotter, having
applied to me for letter of Administration
on the Estate of Josiaii 7rotter
late of Pickens District dee'd. The KinYlie^olh
Inst to show cause if
any they can, why said Letters of Administration
should npt he granted.
Given under my hand and senl Uth
W. D. STEELE, o. r. d.
riCKENS D1ST?I T.
Tyro L Roper, & wife Mclinda Ropen
Wm. Edens, Alexander Edens, Pascal
Southerland <fc wife Esther Southerland
Jesse Adams and wife Polly Adams, Defendants,
for the sale of the Real Estate
of Samuel Edcns dee'd. vlnd it appearing
that Jesse Adams, and wife, Polly,
reside without the limits of this State.
11 is t herefore ordered that they do appear
within three months from the date hereof
or their consent to said Sail will be taken
\V. D. STEELE, o. r. d.
Ordinary's Ottico. \
February, 2, 1H50. )
V MKTUE Of- WRITS OF FIERI FACIAS TO
Will be sold before the Court llmisn
in Pickens District, within the legal j
hours, on the first Monthly and Tuesday
in March next,
GOO Acres of Land lying on Est-atoa,
adjoining lands of O. E. Burton and others;
1 Road Wagon, 2 bay Mares, levied
on as the property of John McKinnoy at
the suit of W. L. Kieth and others.
108 Acres of Land on tho waters of
Saluda River, adjoining lands of Joseph
1 larnin and others; by virtue of an attachment
in favor of W. L. Keith vs. J. M.
1 negro man named Hob, levied on ns
the property of Tilman D. Coleman and
Abigail Coleman nt the suit of John BcWen.
All the interest which the defend at
Preston Wade has in a Tract of Land lying
on the waters ol Saludia lliver, adjoining
lands of A. Blythc and othtjr^J
containing 100 acres more or less, nt,
snitofJolm Bates, jr. vs. Preston ,1 AVatro
71 Acres of Land lying on the waters
of 12 Mile, adjoining lands of Isaac Anderson,
Sarah Banks and others, levied on
us the properly of M. M. Banks nt
- *"? I
suit of J. K. 7/agood.
One young and likely Negro Fellow
sold as the property of John McKinnoy
and Jesse McKwney flt the suit of W. L
On iPuesdny after ??le day, at (ho [
house of the defendant, one Hundred!
Bushels of Corn as the property of liaison
Dillard nttho snit'of B. I In good.
J. A. DOYLK, k. r. d.
jO'icriff'e OUice, Feb. 1200,
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I III.I I MJJ.I ! ?,?jn I II I.MI 111| hwnytOMf*
IN THE OOMMOM PLEAS
Allen Keith, assignee, 1 Dec. in Attach
vs. > Perry tk Keith,
Joel M. Keith. ) Plff's Att'vs.
The Plaintiff having this day filed his
Declaration in my office, and the Defendant
havinrr no Wile. nor Attniiinv.
" o# t ' ~ """J '
known to be in tins State on whom a copy
of tliis Declaration may bo served,
On motion of Plaintiff's Attorney,
It is Ordered, That the Defendant do
appear and plead or demur to the said
Declaration, within one year and a day
from this date, or judgment will entered
W. L. KEITH, c. c. v.
Clerk's Office, )
January 1 . I 860. \ 33-1y
n Ji n aft rivs
W. S. <fe T. 1'. WILLI AMS have just
replenished their Stock of Goods with the
very best assortment and the latest style
of Dry Goods, Cloths, Satinets, drc., Linnen,
Shirting, Northern Ilomespun? ?tc.
Calicoes latest fashions, at 5 to 2/5 ets.
per yard, Hlk Gloves and handkerchiefs
of superior style, lower than w offered
here before, and mens Uoskm Black
Gloves, a good article, at 75ets per pair.
A fine lot of Shoes and Hoots of every
style: Hats and Caps, from fGctsto $1,00,
Fine Hats from $1 to $5,00
Groceries, Sugar and Coffee, superior
article, New-Orleans Molasses at f>0cts
per gal. 1 ron, Nails and castings on good
terms. All of the above will be disposed
of as low or lower than they have been
sold in this market in many a day.
In exchange for Goods we will receive
Beeswax, Tallow, and Feathers at the
Come and examine for yourselves, for
we are determined to sell for small profits
and quick returns
pan. 12, 'f>0, 84. tf.
The Tax-Collector of Pickens District
will attend at the following places, viz:
On Tuesday the 5th of 3/arch at Jno.
Bowen's; 0th at the Trap; 7th at Hester's
em at won Ureek; Uth Mrs. UartonY;
11th Hurricane; l'2th McKinncy's; 13th
West Union; lGth^ rfsfehtful change,
Poole's; 19th Bachelor's RetMtf, soon
Rockwell; 21st Wm, Saunders'; 22nu
Millor's; 23d R. Gaines*; 25th Salubrity;
26th Pickensville; at Pickens C. IC. on
Monday and Tuesday of Spring Court.
My books will then be closed; All re
turns not made by that time will be double
All persons arc required to rc(um all
' <* -
uiAiiuiu property transferred or purchased
since the last tax return.
Road " 20 per cent.
Poor " 12*" "
J. BOAVEN, t. <j.
Jan. 18, '50. 36?if
COLUMBIA DIVISION. )
-General Order. ?
All applications for Anns and Accou
tremcnts will in future be made to tho
application coimtersingned must
contain the actual strength of the Company,
the number and character of arms
and accoutrements on hand, and the number
and character of arms and accoutrements
required. In no event will any
requisition be complied with until nil the
old or useless arms and accoutrements
nrf. rfthii'nnd r\f * *
vi oduoiauiuniy accounted-.
for to one of the Arsenal Keepers of this.
The 117 Sec. A. A. 1841, herewith-,
published, will be rigidly enforced.
By order Commander-in-Chief.
J. W. CANTER
Adj. and Ir^p. Gett.
"Each officer required by Jaw to. innket
any return or report, or w no shall bo re
quirea oy my superior officer, arid fail to
make such return or \?port, shall be liable
10 be fined as foYiows, to wit. A Major
General, one Hundred and fifty dollars;
a Brigadier General, one hundred
dollar*; n GVjonel, or ofticcr commanding
a regiment, seventy-five dollars; a Lieu
tenant-Cc,'ionel, Major, t?r officer commanding
n battalion, fifty dollars; a Captain,
or officor commanding a co/mnniiv.
twenty-five dollars; a Judge Advocate
Ge neral, seventy-five dollars; a Brigade jjL
J ud'& Advocate* fifty dollars; n Rcgi- ffi
T#Csr^U Judge Advocate, twenty-6ve dol->
a Paymaster General, suveniy-fivo
fjfcllars; a I)h.feion Pay master, fifty dol-< Ll
lars; a Brigade Paymaster, thirty viol- fpl
lars; a llogiiuentat Pay master, twenty- J* J
fivo dollars; and r.'l ^oimwissioned staff
officers sliall be fined )h similar turns, ?
cording to their ireepoetlve yank, andfifty
per coat. o? the Amount of tlu> I
InOf 1 "
uvwviiit wis oi sucii delinquent (if. . J
All papers in (he State will copy,.
Dec 22 32-tf #
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for Yonrsefi icfc.'
Those indebted to mo either by noto
or account must call and settle or they tffc
will have costs to pav. 4
j. k. lStohxce,
Jun. b, \}0 tf * pi
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