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C.j/LJJJ-AL I ' J?Ul?
James Grcgor)', communicating villi
j tlio Charleston Mercury, on the subject
of strawberries, says: "It is supposed by
| some of our Uotanists that this fruit is so
. kittle adapted to our climate as to run out^
1 and coast to bear fruit, in comparatively
r few yoars," and Mr. Gregory shows, wo
Wthinit. his practical knowledge of tho
I plant, by rofusi'^ to subscribe to this
opinion. The btrawberiy is to bo found
growing wild on tbc borders of the
strenms throughout this District; nnd
within one mile of this place thert* is a
Crld of twenty-acre& covered all over
with this delicious fruit, which has been
flou'ishing there from n "time whereof
the memory of men runneth not to the con
Phi.ij, niv nui Diiumisi eiiougn lOSiiy
vihoplanted it there, nor do \vc know
what may be the opinion of "some of our
BotAnifts," the vatives, however think
I Mr. Providence did it.
In consideration of faithful . .rvices
rcndeiced, the Queen of Spain, it is said,
intends to dub Mr. Clayton, the sccrctay
of Stnle, a knight of ihc Order of the
Ooldpn Fleece. Somo ill natured wag
observes, that this is ment as a set off to
the Golden Fleece with which thesccrotnry
of War, Mr Crawford, has been
' 1 ately co vcred.
UNITED 8TATK9 8KNATOR.
His Excellency Governor Scnbrook.
Isnys the Charleston Courier, has appointed
tho Hon. Robert W. Barnwell to fill
the Senatorial vacancy occasioned by the
death of the lamented Elmore.
Mr Barnwell is now in the Nashville
Convention as a delegate from the State
at large, whither the Govcreor has dispatched
a communication, by telegraph,
ioigui ying ins appointment.
[Telegraphed to the Baltimore iSr/n.]
Nasiivilue, Tknx., June 3, 10 p. m.
TIIK SOUTHERN CONVENTION?
1T8 ORGANIZATION, Ac.
Tho Southern Convention, for tho purpose,
of considering tho question of slavery
and other important m liters connected
therewith, assembled hero nt three
o'clock this afternoon, according to previous
I. wuiivuiiiiini wns cniioa to order
I>y ex Governor A. V. Brown, of Tennessee.
The proceedings were opened by pray
er from the Rev. J. 1$ Kurguson.
The chairman stated that n committrc
consisting of representatives from the different
"tales, in their preliminary meeting,
hnd agreed upon the following report
and recomendution; which they had requested
him to si bmit to the Convention.
They were unaimously received:
Resolved, That the convention vote by
States nnd thut each delegation be counted
Resolved further, That tho following
gentlemen be officers of this convention.
William L. Sharkev. cf Miasl^nr.!
Gov. McDonnnld, of Georgia, VicePrcsidei
William F. Cooper, and E. G. Eastman,
of Nashville, Secretaries.
Ti e report was unanimously ndopted.
The President on taking the chair, addreftsed
the Convention in explnnati >n of
its objc. t. 7/e said that it was not to
dissolve, hut to perpetuate the Union*
and to preserve the sacred legacy inherited
from their fathers, which still remained
strong, nnd should not be mangled or
j .torn, Who, he nsked, was the gieatest
pntriot? 7/e, for one, would stand by the
Constitution. It was the truo plan to
.avert evil, bv cuardinir a<minsf. fliinm.r i-.i
, * u o o W",5V'
The convention hnd met lo consult together,
nnd devise the best mode of averting
the dread calamity now thrcatning
to mar our fabric of government. The
South required her rights and protection
?for these alone it wns the object of this
convention to consult.
After souno further discu?<ion in regard
to the credentials of delegates, it
wrs? ordered that n committee !>e formed,
consisting of one delegato from eaoh
jState, to register the namos of all delegates
present, whereupon on motion of
WrR 1J Roberts, of South Carolina, the
convention adjourned until lOo'elook to?
It U very apparent that Mr. Clay'e?proposed
compromise will not bo sanctioned
i>y tho convention.
The attendance of delegates W comparatively
slim. The ?S'outhcrn Statos are
not all represented.
' - SBJCOND DA*.
Makhvu.i.k, June 4.
Tho convention met this morning in tho
McKendren Methodist Ohm-uli ???
-.?f TW CIO
opened with prayer by Rev. J. B. McFerren.
Mr Winston, of Alabama, moved that
* much of the report of tho committee
.nil 1. HUIIIM I U I III, tig
J of Organization presented yesterday ns
referred to tho matter of voting in convention,
bo recommitted. Mr Crawford, of
Georgia, said it would be hotter firt>t to
ascertain who were members of the convention.
Judge Smith, of Mississipi,
said tho committee on Elections were
ready to report. The question being tni
ken, on motion of Mr Winston, it was
Gen Pillow, chairman of the committee
| on Elections, reported the list of delegates
elected to seats in iho convention.
Mr llhott, of South-Carolina, moved
that parliamentary law, ns contained in
Jefferson's manual, he adopted for the
government of the convention. The motion
Mr Brooks' resolution coming up, it
was opposed hv Mr Erwin, of Alabama,
on the ground that the report of the
committee then organised, should be disposed
jJ/r Perkins moVed the adoption of the
rport of the committee of Organization.
Mr Krwin opposed the motion. lie
snid he could not support the report; if il
was adopted lie might acquiesce, hut that
it was subversive of the authori'y of ih?j
people; that delegates had been appointed
by the people to represent the
States at large, and others to represent
Congressional districts; he was one of the
latter, and had no authority to represent
the State. Each Congressional district
was entitled, he contended, to a separate
Unless iiiiii vote was allowed them,
llAtV llA oolrrwl 1 ' ** '' '"
?.., ..v, uphuu, ncm (juupiu 01 me districts,
who appointed them, to know
whether they had been properly represented.
If the principle recommended
was mlopied, where he >."*ked, would i(
be stopped. If the convention was permitted
to exercise this stretch of power?
to appoint delegates for Arkansas and
Virginia?why should it not al<o appoint
delegates for Missouri and Kentucky,
which had no delegates hero? This convontion,
he said, was no ordinary body?
this occasion no ordinary one. No step
should bo taken without mature deliberation.
7'lm .1:- :? ' * '
^ uiowusKiuii ??? continued uy
Messrs. Erwin, Bald nnd Gnlthwait, ol
Alabama, Goode, of Virginia, Pickcns,
of South-O'nrolinn, Colquitt, of Georgia,
and Brown, of Tennessee. ,
When Mr. Brown concluded, M\
Brown, of Alabama, called for the previous
question, hut afterwards withdrew
his call. The convention got into confusion,
a number of gentlemen endeavored
to bring order out of chaos, and the President
finiillv ncanmn>l ~
.j ..w. mimvv* uuvii\rili| IU UWIUG
the manner of vo'ing, nnd stated the order
of t\?o <|viostioii>> bofor? th? convention
to he, first on the nmendment from
the gentleman from Mississippi: second,
on that of the gentleman from Virginia,
nnd third, on the reportof the committee.
The question was tiun taken on the first
proposition nnd regectcd. The question
was then taken on the second proposition
and also rejected. The question was
then taken on the proposition of the com
miuee ot organization, and adopted.
Tho convpn'ion, after nn exciting debate
of thtee hour*, decided to vote bv
Statos, each Statu having one vote: 9
States represented, viz: Alabama, Arkansas;
Florida, Georgia, Mississippi,
South-Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and
Virginia; Judge Sharkey "s President.
The convention then adjourned until tomorrow.
Nasiinillk, Jurte 5?9 p.m.
TIlA ? ?
i he vimm viuiim nascmniou according
to adjournment, at. 10 o'clock this morning,
nnd after prayer and the reading of
the proceedings of yesterday, proceeded
Sovesnl delegates were announced as
having arrived, and were admitted to
scats in the convention.
The names of gentleman comprising
the committee orderded to he raised,
were announced. The committee consists
of two From each State, and of one from
such Suites as have hut one delegate or
i ivpi c^ctiiMvivc hi dittCuu??riCv m the convention.
Mr AA.fVnn ~r nr.,-:?: ...??' -
... ./I iii |?|1I|N, nillilllltlt'U H
scries of resolutions, declaring that the
spirit of tho convention was conciliatoryIhat
its object was to preserve the Constitution
and the Union Further, thai
tho t of.'ttorv acquired by tho U. States
belongs fo the several States, to be governed
and controlled by them through
their representatives or agents in Congress.
The re>o'u(ioiVs further recommend, or
rather assert., that if the North will not
acoode to 'ho South its l ights as guarantied
by tho constitution, the formality of
tho association would bo broken, and
eventually lead to non-inlercourso bo
twcen ihe two disputing nnd now apparently
adverse sections of tho Union?lite
slavoholding and non-? laveholding sttlosTho
resolutions further assert that
Congrosfc lias no right t'.? discriminate
between tho ?pccios of property held under
Mr Campbell, of Alabama, took strong
Southern ground, and wa3 adverse to any
Mr Penning, of Georgia, offered strong
resolutions, taking decided Southern
ground in regard to slavery, but ho said
would accept as a compromise, the .Missouri
line of 30 dep. 30 min.
M'r Dawson, of Georgia offered a res
I olution recommending a liberal patronage
to tho new Southern newspaper, to
be established at Washington, to advocate
the interests of the south.
Mr 0 heater, ofTenn., otfered a resolution
proposing tho appointment of a
committee on printing, which * as carried
and the Convention adjourned till 10 o'clock
Nasiivim.b, June' , 1850.
The accredited Delegates in attendance
(1.. ft ?!- A -
I uprii uir viiuvt'iuioii irom ino several
I States arc as follows. Virginia 0, SouthCarolina
17, Georgia 12. Mississippi 11,
Texas 1, Alabama 21, Arkansas 2, Flori1
da 0, and a large number from Tennessee.
The propositions submitted from the
different States were referred to a select
All the measures proposed thus far
' have been moderate and conciliatory but |
' firm. It is generally believed that iho ;
Convention will recommend -he adop- j
| lion of the Missouri compromise by Con:
| gress, and then adjourned to meet again
' I in Oetnher nfil
The city is overflowing with strangers,
and nil (ho hotels and places of entertnin'
meet arc well tilled.
[Telegraphed, to the Brllimore
Washington, June 5--8 r>. m.
Another National Difficulty?Heturn of
the. Ch trgc dc Affoiis at Portugal, tC'c
I learn thnt information has been rc
ceivetl at tho State Department that nnolher
National difliculty is about being
developed. Tho Portu<rces government
has partially refused indemnity in the
enseof /Vivateer Armstrong and otherx,
and the lion James Brown Crav, the
vlmericar, chnrgo dc affairs at LUhon has
in conscquen c, demanded and received !
i i,;? ?J
...o |kio9}kii u-<. iinu is now on ins way
home. The President will sond a special
message to Congress on the subject.
[It will be remembered thnt President
Taylor, in his annual message to Congress,
in alluding lo these claims, made
the following remark:
'The omission of Portugal to do justice
to the /lmcrican claimants, has now
assumed n n.hilriir>l??r on.I u^
- *"v> " V flllVJ ncn lir?
that I shall shortly make it the subject of
n ;.pecial message to Congress, with n
view to such uliiinnte notion as its wisdom
and patriotism mny suggest.?Eds
Mahrikd.?On the Oth inst. nt the
residence of Col. /Indorson Ocen in this
county, by Rev. J. N. Carothers, Mr XV.
D. Lawrence (of South Carolina) to il/Xss
Martha A. Heen of Chickasaw county
Miss.?Southern Pal riot.
nY VIRTUE OF WRIT8 OF FIF.KI FACIAS TO
Will be sold before tbe Court House
in Pickens District, within the legal hours,
on the first Monday nnd Tuesday in July
The defendants interest in a Tract of
Land containing 1000 acres more or less,
lving on Ke.owce River, whereon Col.
Jesse McKinnfly now lives, adjoining
lands of Jas. llobeitHon, Daniel Moody
nnd others, levied on as the property of
PreSton McKinney at the suit of E. Alexiiiider
3 I\CRTO meil, Randal and Ilenrv.
1 negro woman Lucy, levied on as the
I the nronertv of A \V
g , , ~ ... u..,i.uiiiiP (1W 1.1113
suit of W. T. Roberts and T. B. Roberts,
survivors, nnd others.
350 acres of land more or less, lyincj on
the roul loading from Pickensvillo to
Greehville 0.1!., adjoining lands of W.
P. Benson, Thornton Benson and others
levied on as tlio property of A W IIolcomb
nt the suit of Jefferson Choice and
others, vz. A W Holcomb, W E IIolcomb.
110 nc/cs of land more or less; lying on
the waters of Saluda River, adjoining
l.in,J., T. . nil t *
i.iuwn *.?i ,iuui jonc;', r.oiy Jones and oth- I
era, levied on as the property* of Jolm B
Hendricks at the suit of F F Benttie.
110 ncrts of land more or less, lying
on the waters of Kedwee River, adjoining
lands of Thomas Garvin Isaac Durham
and others, levied on as the property of
Gabriol 8hoematc at the ^it of M F
On Tuesday after Sale day at the house
of Defendant; 2 beds and 3 beadstcads, 5
tables, 10 chnirs. 1 cnnhnnrrl. 1 W
ery-wnre, 1 lot cooking utensils, 0 or 800 |
lbs bacon, 1 loom, 1 lot boxes nnd barrels,
womans saddle, bridle, 15 or 20 gallons
lard, lot of Carpontcrs tools, 1 spinning
whfiol, 16 or 20 Ibi wool, lot forming tools
1 lot jars nnd cans, 5 or 10 barrels corn,
1 cutting knife and box, 2 ncyt'.es and
cradles, 1 col 1 whecl-barrow, 8 stands
of bees, 1 largo chest, 1 or 2 bushel*
peas, 1 roan mare nnd mulo colt, 1 bay
marc and mule colt, .1 cowuand yearlings,
10 head.sheep, SO head stock hogs, 2
folding tables, 1 writing desk, 1 bureau,
1 eandlo-fitnnd, levied on as the property
of A W Ilolcoiub at the suit ofjas. P
Purchasers to pny for titles.
J. A. DOYLE, s. p. d.
Sheriff's Otljce. )
June 7ih, 1860. f
AN ENTIRE STOCK OF
(N THE NEW HOUSE ABOVE THE
FOST-OFFICE AT WEST UNION.
We arc now opening a selcct stock of
pretty and good Goods, nmongst which
may be found Calicoes, from "low down"
up to most nny price.?Muslins, a variety
of patterns; Alpacca; changeable Linen
Lustre; Ginghams; Jackonct and Swiss
Mi.clm- Il~l ... t:
4XMOMM) ivn, 1/uuCIICU, UIM1 JjIUCII,
green Bnrege,; black Lncc netting; lodgings;
Laces; Silk and Cotton Handkerchiefs;
Muslin Ties; Kihons; Cravats,
black and funcv; Drap D'Eto, Mexican
mixture; Tweeds; Kentucky Jeans; Ticking;
Umbrellas. A variety of Goods for
gentlemans summer wear, ifcc. tVe.
lloiinct* "many a one," and some
of the prettiest.
Roof* and Shoes, a large lot of all
Fashionable Hals; Mexican;
California; Panama, Leghorn; Palm Loaf;
Caps, all sorts and sizes,
jyriljJTH; Indigo; Madder; Salts:Composition;
Snuff- Soap; iSalcrntus; Wistms
Balsam Wild Cherry, Sands Sarsapaiilla,
Dead Shot, Camphor Ac. (fee.
! SMf?;?r, Coffee, Powder, Lead,
Shot, Gina or, Pepper, Cnndv, Ac. Ac.
Saddlics and Bridles, Martingales,
Collars, Whips, Ac. Ae.
Hardware and Cutlery, Scythe
| Bbdes, Hops, Shovels, Spades, Axes,
j Hammers, Chisels, Augers, Saws, Cotton
1 and Wool Cards, Knives, a fine assortment,
Buttons, violins A?. Ac.
! Crocliory Teas, Plates, Dishes,
Bowls, Tumblers, Ac. Ac.
To all of which wo invito, mano^'inn
and if we can't sr 11, make no chargc foi
showing our Goods,
We will take in exchange for goods,
Pry //ides, Bees wax, Tallow, Feathers,
Wool, and Seed Colton.
ALEXANDER & NEVIL.
June 7, 3 2st
are authorised to announce
Maj. .1 T. Wiiitkfirld as a Candidate for
! re-election to the Legislature nt the next
jfcsr Wc ore authorized to ann utnet
Maj. E. Ai.exandkk vs a Candidate fo>
re-election to the Legislature, at the next
isrWc are authorized to announce
Gen. F. N. Gaktin as a Candidate for
the Legislature, at the next election.
aiv* authorized to announce
Maj. J.W. Harrison nsa Cundidatcfor
re-election to the Legislature, at the next
JC-irTHE friends of the IIon. A. Ev
i.\*s announce him as a candidate for reelection
to represent the people of Pen
uieion uisinc-iin the State Senate.
? .111 a.'lIJYS!
Tho subscribers arc now receiving n
well srle ted nssovlmcnt of
SPKIftft and SUMMER
Groceries, IIooCn and Shoes
HATS and BOWIVETS,
Together with ft groat many other
Goods not usually kept in country Villages'
All of which we will sell low for
cash or credit.
Call and examine for yourselves before
P. <fc E. E. ALEXANDER.
Pickens C. II., A nv 17, 1850. tf.
P. S.?All those indebted to us befoie
the 1st January last, arc reouested to
P A E. E A.
Is now receiving a great variety of the
latest and most fashionable
French anil English
ror uenis spring and Summer wear.
Among hi.\ assortement mny be found
it variety of
DraV> d'Etc, Salincls;
Plain and Fancy.
A handsome assortment of Readymade
Clothing, all of which ho will dispose
of oheap fo; cash:
Come and examine for yo irselves before
purchasing else when*.
Jl BUI 1) \
will bo received at PickoiiH C\
12 o'clock on the 15th Juno y
eroding a Swinging or self-sU
BRIDGE above high-water mn
Keoweo River near this place; to
I eilhe. afi^r 11?? r>ntn?? n
j vi A*y
it Wynne, that of 6'apt. Maxwell\
Seneca, or any other.
Ti'.e Committee have not fixe^
Oite, bnt tho Hridge will probably
about 300 feet long ana 25 feet h>
with Stone A relies, two of which will bo
in the water, leaving the centre of tho
llivrr open at least 100 feet.
No bids will bo taken oxcept by tho
foo?, distinction being made between stone
and wood wot k.
The hi idge to be built of good timber,
and covered with good boart pine shingles,
and to be completed in a workmanlike
manner by the first of April next,
for which bond and security will be required,
and to bo pa: I for in two equal
annum instalments, the first due 1st. July
W. C. Lee, Wm. Hunter, Jos. Burneett,
i John A. Easley, M. M. Norton,
The exercises of this institution -will
commence on the first Tuesday in June
next, under the charge of Rev. William
McWlmrter, late of Erskine College.
By order of the Trustees.
S. R. McFALL, Pres'tB. ofT.
E. M. KEITH, <Sec'ry.
1 4t cPA
1 The Medals prepared by direction of
the Legislature, for the surviving Afcm1
hers of the PALMETTO REGIMENT,
being ready for distribution?the OFFIICiiit
nnd PRIV ATTC nrA nvm?oU
-- ? ? I V>
1 present their names r.s early as possible,
lo the Captains, or Commanding Officers
of Companies, who will thereon Report
to the Governor.
13. T. WATT, Sec'ry.
> Jf??~Evory paper in the State will publish
three times weekly.
WHEREAS the cause of EDUCA!
TION in South-Carolina, demands all iho
light which intelligent and experienced
' minds arc capable of shedding upon it,
the Governor, in puisunnce of what he
believe* to be the public wish, suggests
' to tho Teachers throughout the State, the
' propriety of assembling at Columbia, on
- Friday, the 12th of July, to consider tho
subject of Fkek Schools, tho prepara
uon at nomc oi J^lcmcntajy and other
books for the use of our Schools, the best1
mode of insuring the progress of Education,
and other kindred maitors.
May 17. 52 ; 3t
' [II. L. JEFKKIIS,] [w. 8. CO'iHRAN.}
[K. J. DUCKMABTF.n.]]
W A RG-H O U S E
Mnrkot-Strcct, IIamdvrr, S. C.?WATtnruooF
Mclntosh-Strcet, Augvsta, On.?Fn.KPnoor.
Take this method of informing their
i friends and tho public generally, that
| they still continue the Wauv.uovsv nml
Commission business in this place and
Augusta, Ga., where they offer their services
to Receive, Store onnkm. Cotton,
Fi.our, Racon, <kc., Receive and Forward
Merchandise, Buy Goods,Jfor.
Planters or Merchants.
Their Warehouse in Augusta is on
Mclntosh-strcft, in theccntrcof the Cotton
Their Warehouse in this place is safe
from water and isoUied, therefore not
exposed to fire.
As they will be constantly at their
post, promoting the interest of their
r..: 1? .....
miuiuo ^wmen mcy nrcawnre will add to
their own.) They solicit and hope to
merit and receive u full share of that liberal
patronage heretofore bestowed, and
for which they now return thanks.
Liberal cash advances will V.c made
when required, on anv produce, in &tore
JEFFE7R8, COTIIRAN <fc Co.
Hamburg, Sept. 1st, 1849. 18
Those indebted to the subscriber cwi
save cost by calling and settling their
notes and accounts as longer indulgence
cannot be given.
.Tnn K */5rt
All persons having demands against
the Estate of Nancy Ferguson late of
Pickens Distri'-i Joc'd must hand them in
legally attested, and theso indebted will
J. G. FERGUSON, Exec'r
M&y 60, 1850.
Just received from the Manufactory in
VT XT --1 1 * ? * - * ?
new i ufk i largo 101 01 UMI5]WjL?J(?Ay,
assorted sizes, no seoond]>ro/i(3.
CI all and see.
P. <fc E. E. AI.LEXANDER.
Pickens C. H. 24 1360. U