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KKOW Ml-: CO 11! IKK.
ROB'T. A. THOMPSON, Editor.
TRRM8.?$1.^0 per annum, in advance. If
payment bo dvliiynl until after the expiration of
tlio yoivr, $2.00 For ?ix jnontlu, 76 cents, in
Advertisements iusorted nt the umiiiI rale*. I
PICKENS C, IL, S. C.: j
fiaftir/fotr Mnminff Antrntf O.O. T JIK'!' }
*UVI?UI6, AAUgU.'V AWV < .
Wo were shown, on Thursday last, a counterfeit
one dollar bill on the Hunk of Chester.
Tho counterfeit is a very indifferent one. The
name of l>. Bovs is siguod as cashier and that
of J. Washington, as President: the bill bears
date 29th Feb. 1S.'>7. The porson who passed
tho bill gave his nnmo as Hampton, and
said he was travelling from North Carolina to
("ieorgia. Our readers will recollect that no
bank in the State can issue bills of a less de
nommationtnan nve dollars,except the "15tink |
of tho State of South Carolina."
On tho 16th instant, an inquest was hold
6ver the doail body of Adalinr Grkv, in this
District. Tho jury was enipaniioled by J. G.
C. Kruse, K-tq., in the absenceof tho Coroner.
The verdict of the jury was, that sho came to
her death from want of medical attention nnd
Maj. W. K. Kasi.kv has been elocted, without
opposition, Brigadier General of this
'brigade, to fill tho vacancy occasioned by the |
ro.iijrnation of Gen. G. W. Harrison.
The Beet Race.
The Editor of the True Curoliuf'in would
"like to know," if a hcet presented f "> him recently,
weighing "five pouuds twelve anil a
half ounces," can he be< 1/-011. Certainly :
Mr. MtTCHEi.fi, our host, has just prenontcd
us with one weighing eight jtound.il measuring
twenty-ono inches in length, and nineteen
in circumference! Now. friend Mooke,
can any of your ''folks" beat this iikktT
Thfi RAV1AH7 ot Wnll'a
The annual Review of tho 2d Regiment of
Infantry came off at Hall's 011 Thursday last.
The Regiment was under tho command of
Maj. Lbadbettkr, who has recently been promoted.
Tho regimental column was formed
at an early hour, and, after performing a few
evolutions, it wan dismissed.
His Exeelloncy Governor Allston and
puke, Adjutant General Dunnovant, and
Maj. Gen. Smith and suite wero present.
After tho Review, tho Governor addressed
the Regiment, adverting to incidents in tho
past history of the citizen soldiery of the State
appropriate to the occasion, lie remarked,
too, that this day (Thursday) was tho anniversary
of the hattlo of Churubusco, and paid
ft desorved tribute to the valor of tho honored
Palmetto Regiment. Ills Excellency's re
marks were well received.
Maj. Gen. Smith appeared hoforc his military
constituents for tho first time, and made
a few well-timed and appropriate remarks.
The ranks of tho ltegiment were not as full:
as we have seen them, owing pwhaps to the
unfavorable aspect of the morning! - The spectators'
ranks wore thinned from the same
cause, wo presume. The day passed off
quiotly, and tho people departed for thoir
homos at an early hour.
The Trip to the Tunnel.
Alter the lie view at Halls, Gov. Am.stos.
flon. Hmitii, and their military families, with
n number of gentlemen on the civil lint, visited
the Stumphousc Tunnel. The party wun
hospitably reeoived by Mr. St. Joiix, the resident
Engineer, at Mr. Bowden's; after whieli
a hasty examination of the work was made.
Mr. C'oi.lybk, the cnorgoti Contractor, accompanied
the party, and explained fully the
nature of the work. All appeared to be gratified
with tho progress that is being innde.
Ilin Excellency and party returned to Wallialla
on Thursday evening.
The Commencement exercises of Erskino
i- i- - t_ -- tir a i ? ??"
iuuk piucu on nuanesuny ia?i. i no
graduating olaaa numbered thirteen. Mr.
Lowry, of t ?rtdclivorCfl the valedictory.?
iMr. K. Yeadon delivered tho address before
the literary Societies : it was altogether of a
Solitical character. Whole number of stuentn,
An acoidcnt occurred on the Gtfeeuvillc and
Columbia railroad last week, at tho Saluda
bridge. The passenger train had passed over,
when the freight train, attempting to do,
the engine and tender, with several other
cars, fell through tho bridge into the river.?
Two men?Dodmi.ss and Mouuisov?wore
Iritlml TIio 1i!iiirin(iAr Mi'nnnrl r.-iuu ft.T -
Tho first new Bale,
Texas, n?i usual, has tho h'mof of gottirtg
tho first halo of now cotton into tho mnrkot.
It arrive! in Kichmonrl on the 7th instant,and
is of fino quality.
The Southern Commercial Convention.
Tho Southern Commercial Convention mot
in Kno^villo, on tho 10th. Thin Stato wus
largely represented, a? was all theothor South
orn States. After a four clays coition, the
Convention adjourned, to meet at
cry. Ala. Wo will give the action of tlnnjouvention
PnoTKSTiatQ.?The cotton ptOMunen of
Charleston advertise that, unless oavdi bale of
cotton is secured by t>ix rope.*, producer*
will be charged e*tr? for such deficiency
in "quality and number," wb?rb ha* caused
a protest trt bo sent down from Chcraw against
ir, wi^h ft threat that the cotton will bo shipped
to Now York, without the unjust regulation
The Farming Interest- D?
Nothing interests us so much as the effort* 2,(
now making to place Pickeus in the high po- jui
utiou nature bus assigned to her. In this no
' labor of lovo,' the man of lottore, of (jciouee, Li
ami of art, have each their appropriate work, sti
ami we would bid them God-speed. But it 1
is of the improvement, everywhere pereepti- $1
ble in the farming interest, that wo would in
now speak ; and none has been more ncglee- th
ted heretofore. A favorable opportunity has foi
lately been afforded tons for inspecting many hr
uf the farius in the district, but the mention be
of one or two must suffice: The first one is te
that of Mr. S. E. Maxwkm., situate on Toxa- h(
wnv creek. in tlin wnstArn r?ni,tir?r? of tlin ilis- A
trict. It is a very large tract, with throo hun- m
dred acres of good bottom land attached, and cc
in oonvoniont to a market. The farm is a Si
moat valuable one, producing cotton, corn, to
nur small grain finely. Mr. Maxwki.l, in- T
forms us that he made this year, atToxaway, of
1,200 bushels of wheat, with almost as good
a crop of oats. His corn look* well, and he
has a great deal planted. On his BeftVordam
place, a few miles below, 1,000 bushels of 0j
wheat has been made; and hero ho .ilso
plants cotton largely, raising one year over t|
one hundred bales, it is doing Mr. M. nothing
but sheer justice to say, moreover, that C(
he is one of the best fanners in the country.
The other farm is that of Mr. II. L. ^
O'Kkm.y, lying on Chauga. From one
quart of seed, he raised one bushel ami three c(
pecks of wheat, lie also sowed four bushels
of the Hall wheat, which yielded this year
one hundred mul one bushels! These examples
will give those at a distance some idea ^
of tho scale upon which our citizens farm, and
the productiveness of the soil. .
Pickens is a largo district: from the cos- j
tern to her southern boundary it in sixty mil i, ^
and from the southern to her western border j
it is about forty-five miles. On Saluda, Tu.
galo, Twelve Mile, Keoweo, Little River, and
!o .. n.mniU,, ,.f
"*"7 " .
good bottom land, and water powor unequal"
led. Much of tho upland, too, produces well, ?
and is a superior grafting country. Timhcr '
and granite abound*, with mines of nolid and
precious metals. Then her cliinalc is sain- \
brious and pleasant, with scenery beuui.Tul >
and sublime. To all theso may i>o added a j
year hence, railroad facilties inferior to none. r
recent State elections have resulted ,
in the triumph of tho Democratic party by (
increased majorities. Xorth Carolina elects ,,
a democratic congressional delegation, with ,
one exception, being a gain of two members.
In Tennessee, the democratic candidate for
Governor has a majority of over 11,000?two '
know nothings tirul eight democrats have been f
elected to Congress, and the democrats have ,
a considerable majority in the Legislature.
The democrats havo swept everything, con." j
paratively speaking, in Alabama. For Gov- ;
crnor of Missouri, Rollins, the know notli- i
ing candidate, has boon elected by a majori- ]
ty^f-about 1,400 votes.?lie was supported t
by the Emancipationists and Bentonites, as <
well as his own party, and thus succeeded. ,
Kentucky has thrown off the whig and know
j^othing influence that ?.as bound her since
182'J, and given 10,000 democratic majority
f;r State Treasurer?elected eight democratic
and two know nothing members to C011gres,
together with a democratic Legislature !
One of IIkvkv Clay's sons was elected to I
Con gross from the Ashland district, by tho I
democrats. From Texas, we learn that tho 1
democrats have boon successful, defeating '
Houston ior governor, vivo democrats liavo I
gained eight or ten mombors of Congress, ' "i
which gives thorn a good working majority | :
in tho next House of Representatives. The (
Legislatures of Tennessee, Virginia, Texus,
Kentucky and Alabama arc to elect United
Senators at their next sessions, which will
displace scvoral opposition Senators.
The Jones Family.
AVe have recently had the pleasure of wit- '
nessing the performances of this talcuto I and
interesting family It is composed of Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Jones, and six children, wo believe;
tho oldest being Htill in his minority.
Their performances on tho violin, from tho
| father to tho yDunjjosb son, arc most remark
able, and superior to anything wo have over
hoard from native talent. Tliey are accompanied
by M?. RoTHscrnr.u, celebrated for his
performances on tho violin. This family is
otherwise ncoomplisliod, several of its members
speaking tho Frenidi, German end other
languages. This family lias been alone
instructed by its head, whose systom of instruction,
us explained to us, appoars ' bo'
entirely praotieal. Mr. Jones' cxporloucc
has been a brilliant success, and it afibrds us
no little, gratification to bear testimony thus
publicly to his worth ar.d talents.
Mr. Jonks and family a e natives of Abbeville
district. Tlioyare it. onr.nidst visiting
the splendid scenery and enjoying our plenaant
climate, and uot for tho purpoRe of exhibition
for gain. Hut, when tlioy do consent
to perform, wo would adviso all to enjoy the
benefit of the raro treat.
The latest NettsFuftF.ifJN.?Tho
Ktoamor Canada ia in from
Ruropo. Tho prioo ot' Cv/tton hed an npward
tendency, with salos of th<j weok footing up
02,000 bales. Mr. Ten Baokck, of Ky.t who
carried over his fleetest horses to compete
with tho English racers for tho Goodwood
'Cup, has had them beaten.bo p;' 7.? wan
tarried off by a Frertch horse.?Tho American
horsej, Prior an<i Priorow, liavo bcci: entored
lor sovoral othor pnzos. TIio Empfir ir and
Empress of Franco wore expected in England
On the 5th instant. The Bombay Time* ?ay*
the rebellion is universal in tho Bengal (India)
army.?The Madras armica have nttinifostcd
the mu?t perfect loyalty.?Seventy-fivo
Bonsai regiftu*nt? have been disbanded, and
nrmy of that name ban coasod to exist.
ilhi hns not been eapturod. In Chinn,
)00 British took a fort, unci dostroyod 127 v
nks, mounting upwards of 900 guns, man- t
d by 9,000 men?English Ions alight. In r
vcrpool, whoat is doolining, with bread- i
ufl's atationory. t
IIomk.?The steamer from California brings r
,250,000 in gold. Tho democrat* havo noin- t
nted lion. J. B. Wkm.rr for Governor, nnd
e black republicans Mr. Edward Stani.kv, ^
rmorly of North Carolina. A largo fire
m occurred at Valparaiso. A battlo has )
sen fought near Arequipa botweou tho con- j j
iiuiug uviHiou.i in omuu iiiuoncft, witn a
suvy loss, and both claiming tho victory.
11 is quiet in Nicaragua?250 of Walkor's
en arc at Grey town, in the most destitute
mdition. A revolution has broken out iu |
t. Domingo, and a battle fought in tho inrior,
during which loO men wore killed,
he Prcsideut had 1,000 men before the city
Tub Yorkvii.lk Enquirer.?Maj. S. W. ' 1
LEi/roN has retired from tho oditorial chuir
" this journal. This is to be regretted, as
e regard him as one of tho best editors in
io State. Tho Jtnqm'rer is left in able hands
-Messrs. Mil, 1.1; 11 & Black's. Wo wish them
Lexington* Flao.?The publication of this
iper has been resumed by Mr. O. A. Fink,
gentleman well qualified to conduct it suc>ssfully.
,1 n 1:~;
JL ujuuiugn auu uuppiugo,
New Advertisements.?Attention in direcjtl
to tho advertisement of the .sulci of valublo
Real Estate iu Anderson, by Messrs.
Ilford and Sherman, Ex'ors. Mr. O. Riecke,
r., of Walhnlla, offers a large stock of New
loods at low prices?try him. At Tunnel
Iill, Messrs. Pitchford &. Smith want beef
TnniFTY Rascals.?Tho Cheyenno Indians
lavo refused to receive presents from the
[Ovcrnment agent, or make a treaty with
lim, saying they can make more at stealing.
Rounr.n.?Col. Leon, the surveyor of Haaua,
has been robbed of nearly $50,000 in
pld and diamonds, by a hired servant, a free
lccro. in whom he nlaccd ereat confidcnce.
L'lic thief made pood his esoape.
A Warm Dav.?On Saturday last the thornomoter
at Cincinati ranged from 07 to 100
logrees in the shade. Five men were sun
itruck, ono of whom died and anothor was
lot expected to recover.
PnowxED.?Four young ladies, daughters
>f Messrs. Soulc and Grant, were drowned
it Waterville, Maine, on theGth intjt. Ilow,
ve are not informed.
Dissatisfied.?Gen. Jackson's Gold Snuft'
llox, loft by will to tlio common council of
Sew York to bo awarded to the bravest man
n that State, has boon given to Capt. Garret
Dykman, late of the Regiment of volunteers
:hut served during tho Mexican war. Many
)f tho regiment arc dissatisfied with the
iwurd, and protest lustily against it.
Dead.?lion. II. L. Turney, for many years
i U. S. Senator from Tennessee, died on tho
1st instant, of conjeation. lie was in hid
usual good health an hour before his death.
A Printer in Luck.?The Chickasalmy
[Miss.) Advertiser says that James T. Bullance,
formerly of that place, awl the publisher
of the first paper over issued there, has
.. ..c iinr\ /-inn
IVUV/IIUJ Iiiiiviuvu a luiiuuu VI <itrv/,v?w/,
Auousta, Aug. 12.?A fatal case of yellow
fever has occurred in St. Mary's. A bdurding-house
kcopor died from the infection,,
caught from tlio crew of a Spanish ship.
Returned.?Provident Buchanan lias returned
to Washington, and resumed the dutlos
of his office. Ilis health is improved.
Pkari.s.?PearN. of a "bricrht. brilliant
color, almost transparent," havu been taken
from some muscles in lion's creek, in Spartanburg
district, as wo learn from tho Express.
They are equal to tho " Joreoy oyjjtor pearls,"
and, from their pleiitifulnosH, will probably
Boon " go-a-bogging!"
Shocking Death.?An exchange fctntoe
that Mrs. J. C., a "lady of respectability,"
threw hortsolf from the third story window of
tho United States Hotel in Cincinnati, a few
days ago, and rccoivcd injuries which caused
her death in a short time. It is stated thiit
finu whj? wiuioion 10 liquor una was intoxicated
at the thuo, i.
"S<>me Pumtkix."?Tho lvingstroe Star
says: Mr. Robert KppH raised a pumpkin
on his plantation thU year weighing i'25
pounds. The. need was aent to him from the
Si; 101dai..?A life-hating yoong man in
Copley, Ohio, named McConkoy, resolved last
week to commit suicide ; he took arsenic,
found he did not die ; cut his throat?still
lived; jumped into a well?was taken out
alivo, but died soon after.
Hit iiix Aoain.-^-A professional brother
of Boston has forwarded to tho Jersey City
" ro'.'rod physician whoso sands of lifo havo
nearly run out," a ?ask u. fine beach band
to supply tho vacuum. ?v.
T)kar Bacon.?Bacon has boon selling at
thirty-tvo cents por pound in Henderson, ff.
C., as wo loam from tho Carolina Jlajriixi,'?
Tho thinks tho incoming of tho possnm
"crop" will bo a great, blessing hi that nplgh-'
Look Oct.?Thoru nro counterfeit five dollar
bills on tho "Bank of (Jcorgotown, 8. C.,"
in circulation in Alabama, and other placos.
A Losa Trw? is Bed.?Titer# in a lndy in
-Hnlifnx, 8.,' %\wo hiw becft ly??K in bn<l
foir thirty you*. Ifer hotilth i* (jood, but
nhc ia too helplosa to Hit up.
Cot. Okr.?"Iou," of the Baltimore Sun,
rho is aluraya politically well informed, say?
hat tho question who shall be Speaker of the t
loxllluuuo may bo considered settled. Noth- J
ng. hc Hays, has occurred to render tho cloc- v
iou of Col. Orr doubtful; lnit ou tlio contrny
j't is more certain thou it was at tho <r.?U of y
he last session. H
Death's Doisos.?'I'woof President Pierce's t
Cabinet officers? Messrs. Mnrey and Dobbin 1
?have died within six months of his rot ire- *
nont; his "ok.muster General has also, lost J
lis wife; and General Runic, of Texas, who
ivas elected President pro tempore of the Son- '
ite, at the eloso of his term, is also among tho .
lead. Rarely do wo find ho largo ail amount ,
>f mortality in m> short a tiino in a political .
Kansas.?Gov. Walker lias "evaenatod"
Lawrcncc with his troops, and quietness once '
inoro reigns in the territory.
At it Again*.?Tho know nothings ofOliio
ure building a now "platform" for their party.
It is too bulky to hold together nu>*
fjidcrablo length of time, tftand from under!
Wim.i\mston*.?Mr. J. W. Cobb h:is sold
his hotel to a company of gontlomou in Abbeville,
who have in contemplation its improvement,
and the installation of Bill Iluey, as
Sad Accident!?A man attempted (0seize
11 Vfiivorab'.e opportunity" a few days since,
but his hold slipped) and ho fell to the ground
considerably injured. Sorry for him, very !
Tenhesskk Odd Fki.i.oh s.?By the report
of the Grand Master of Tonnossec, it appears
that the order in that State is in a very prosperous
condition?the number of Lodges
amounting to 6,i\)i, ana the mint ptiuiuut lor
tho relief of widows, orphans', afflicted and
destitute Brethren, swelled up to tho amount
of over a half million.
Love Compassktii its Ends.?In Cincinnati,
recently, tl?c daughter of ft wealthy eitiien
first procured the appointment of a needy
young man ax Secretary to her father, and
Won, when her parents went to Newport, she
stayed behind on somo plausible excuse, went
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UU UIUI IIIU JUU11^ IVIIVM>, UllU M (W 111?I I I I v.' I
Ki.kctkd.?Mty. .lolm Karlo Homar has
been elected Ordinary of Spartanburg district,
by n majority of fifty votes, after a most
exciting contest with J. Itufus Poolo, Esq.
Thero wore 3,084 votes polled.
Goon.?"Why are sheave* of grnin like rude
boys ? Because they muut be thrashed before
they are lit for use.
Nomixatkd.?A correspondent of the Lanronsvillo
Ucraltl nominates, in an article of
six columns in length, Hon. It. Barnwell
fUiott for the vacant Senatorship. That paper
.supports the nomination, and re-afiirinn
th? doctrine of secession us prwmulgatod in
IllVl-I Tl.n?n.M,ln.,r .,.,,1
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ter intend applying to the JjOgislftturb, nt itn
next session, for a charter each for a Bank at
'' Loi.a."?The Rochester correspondent of
the New York Mirrors aw I/dn Montcz in an
| omnibus the other day, with her agent, the
Rov. C. 0. Burr, and two puppy spaniels,
| which she callcd her children, and which Mr.
Burr was evidently expected to look after I
An Aoko Gn.\nu.\TK.?The honorary degree
of Doctor of Divinity was eonforrod at
the. recent Commencement at Darmouth, on
Ilev. John Sawyer, of Maine, one hundred
and two years old next October. He grodu
t alcl 72 yearn ago. ^
Okn*. W.vi.kkh.;?This flHbnfltcring General
in Charleston, making nriangoinonts,
It is said, for another dcscout upon NiearagUlU
AccrDKNTAL Dkatijs.?A friend has
given the Charleston Courier the following
account of a melancholy occurrence at Aiken,
and the midden death of two residents
of thnt village :
"Their names are John Tavlornnd Wil
I linm it. Randall. ' Thoy were found on
! Monday night, just after the down train
pawed from Augnsta, laying in the cut.?
One of them, Randall, fell from the embankment,
striking his head against the
rroxH-tien and inflicting a wound just boI
hind the oar, from which the brain oozed ;
also fracturing his arm and leg. The othi
or, Taylor, lay between the tracks. It in
aupposod that the iron under tin? cow catchor
buried it.seIf in hi? xkull i s it passed over
"The Jttry, on Tuesday morning, made
up a verdict in accordance with the opinion
oi jur. uogun, who wag called in to examine
the bodies, and with the facta already stilted.
? if ? jPyi1
Tiik Unitko Statks and Fohkion
i Nations.?Wc copy the following paragraph
from the National Intelligencer :
Our governmental affairs witli the foreign
world are in a <itnte of unwonted, if
not unprecedented tranquility?tho only
unsettled matter# we believe boing the
claim of indauinitv utmlnvf W??i
for damage* suffered by certain Americans
I in the riot* at Panama in 1855. In rcI
gard to this affair, it is stated that the ncj
gotiation? does not pronii.Ho nn early conclusion,
though in what the difficulty consists
wo ore not advised. Spfinioh diplomacy
always required time; but, however formal
And deliberate, it has ever bedn distinguished
by honOeond good faith.
P. Gnillnrd, of th6 Clinrloftton PoHco, wt^
loaning from tho window of a house, where
ho wan on dnf* ? m'rfnl ivKS/.l. U? : ~.i
_ ___ j r .? ?* ? ?* i i<c vmneu in
tho loft innido broftst poukot t?f l?in ooat, fell
upon tho Hill of tho window, and di.4oliargo<l
a l>all into hin body. Tho ball ^ntorod hie
right side, passort up ami through tho iotl
lunjc. This was on 1 htirsduy ovcn?n;<. I'joiU
Giuimrdlingorod until ycuterchiv, at 11 o'cloo^
a. m., ?at watch tiwo ho diod.?('Th(trU*tOt\
Interesting Extracts. I j?l
"A. Y.," a traveling correspondent of so
ho Sparta nbart Express in passing through
'ickens thus dots his impressions of ^
thr>: he OT : j jy
" Tho. District of Pickens interested ine H(
cry much. Its mountain*, its beautiful j of
treains, and its rich valleys render it wor- !
hy of a visit from every lover of nature.? j .
Sot lmvelt of tl?c upland is under cultiva- i ?
ion, tjio Soil, though covered with a luxu- j
ions vegetation, being thin; and this, j w
caving the forests untamed and uninvaded, | ai
?ivcs wildness and freshnofo to tlie appear- ' w
in -e of tho country. The bottom landij, of b
which there is no lack, are very rich, pro- j
lucc abundantly, and are thickly settled, j K'
An old gentieniiui, who knew the District j n:
tvell, was accustomed to eulogize it in these
ivorda: " If you wish to breathe tho phrcxt *'
und most exhilarating air that ever entered j
iind tilled the lungs of man, go to Pickens. *
If you wish to ihnuk tliC coolest mid most '
hailth-preserving water tliat ever gushed c
from the bowols of the earth, go to Pickens. *
If you wish to buy the richest ami most
productive land in the Slate, goto Pit-ken*. c
Lastly, if you wish to procure the best wife , 0
nny country enn afford, go to Pickens." To < '
this catalogue of perfections you must per- "
uiit me to add, with like commendation, *
the honey and the buttermilk. 1
" Pickcn?vil)o is a place of devolutions- *
ry renown, and is possessed of uncommon '
beaut)'. Its ten or a dozen houses nestle f
together upon the summit of a high, though
gradual swell, beneath a clump of venera- '
1?1?\ auL'O It1 vnnnf Ja ll?n VD '
.;.v. '?v^|.v .v. v..v ?v..v,
lawns, oovcrod with a rich carpet of grass, 1
slope gently off from every side, and ri.se '
again to oak-crowned hills. To the west, '
immediately behind tho houses, towers a '
very lofty mountain spur, of a conical shape,
and densely wooded from the base to the J
summit. We passed through this place
about sunset. The richest green met and
refreshed the oye oil every side, the spur '
was half in light and half in shade, while
the doep blue mountains rose and fell to ,
the north. I thought that 1 had seen few j
At some distance from the Jocas.se. Valley,
to which we were bound, wo met with
Nino Times, a branch so named from meandering
in such a maimer as to cross the
rivirl iii in* fiiiirv< 111 Irwa tlinn n mils* Tlic
space thus marked is romantic beyond description.
High spin's and ridges tower
beside tho road, affording a cool and delightful
shade, even without tho aid of tho
overarching and embowering trees. As
we passed along, the mountain laurel luuig
its beautiful bouquet of white (lowers within
our gra^sp, and "sweet wild-flowers" of ,
every hue attracted our attention and excited
our cupidity at every step. At lirst we
crossed a little rivulet of crystal water, a
few yards further it again presented itself,
niurmurincjovor its pebbles with an increase
of water, and thus, at short interval.*, it
continued meeting us like an old friend,
each time much increased in .size, rint'1, at
tho ninth crossing place, we parted with a
crook of considerable width and depth. The
mountain streams along our route pleased
me much, not only on account of their
great beauty, hut from the intercut attaching
to their names. Not far from Nine
Times is Twelve Milo river, called so by an
Indian squaw. Tradition teaches that the
1 iwlirinu fkf ilin tnnnnttinu 1m<l oonr%c\idnd ??
bloody dosccot upon t)io white settlers bolow,
jiful that this woman determined to
givo intelligence and auvc the intended victims.
Proceeding alone she irtorked and
named the streams that .she crossed by their
distances from her point of departure, and
posterity still prasorvcx the names of One
Mile, Six Mile, Twelve Mile, Kightcen
Mile, Thrcc-and-Twcnty, Six-and-Twouty,
and lastly, at the end of her toilsome journey,
u A thing of beauty is a joy forever." I
can nevev forget the lovely^ valley of the
nor cense to vccaii, wun iiVOfV
emotion, its beautiful pictnrc#. The valley
winds from tlio foot of the mountains, in a
southeasterly direction, for n mile or two,
botweon lofty rijjfgcrt. The Whitewater and
the Thomson, descending from tho mountains,
unite their limped waters at its head,
and, except where obstructing roeks produce
a roar and foam, How rpiietly and
smoothly forward through level, uirwooded, |
and narrow bottoms, to join the Toxaway.
The mountain laurel j>row densely along
tllO ltnnlv'Mv nlinn^t i1vr>rnrf1ii?if? flir? ulrnnra
? " t>
niul at this season of the year, their white
flowers are scattered plentifully and in
snowy Hakes over the dark li^-like foliage.
You enter the valley by fording Toxaway,
and, in doing ho, incut with a picture which,
if you have nature in you, brings about a
halt in the very middle of the river. Tho
water breaks in foam around you, from a
shoal a few feet above, beyond which, for
at least fifty yards, tho river iaouo v:iHt poldied
mirror, undisturbed by a single ripple
in its reflection of the sky, and tho bending
laurel. From the banks, on oach Hide, tho
level valloy laud stretches away to ridges
th.it tower to the *ky. In the bnok-ground
of t'.io nietnro lnft.v innitnUinti. in
1- v." i J - ?^
tho deepest bluo, bound the vision. Tlio
mingling of ho mnny bright color#?the
green of the fidgep, tho grass of the bottoms,
the ahceu of the water, and the deop
blue of the mountains?give* the setae tho
appearance of a painting iu oil colors, nnd,
for a moment, you (ink yourself whether,
indeed, your eyen are looking upqu ii'reality.
This is but one of the roiiriy bountiful
I pictures that unfold themselves in your vide
j up the> valley. Ou our entrance, we were
; much impressed by tho almost nacred kfill
I ncss of the scone.?a stillness unbroken vavo
J by the steady but subdued voflr of the shonls.
' Thin, howovcr, Was not of long cootinuam n.
| Wo had advancod But a few yards when
i the sharp crack of a rifle, a short distanoo
I ahead, nroko the sijonce, nnd, iimuediatcI
ly after, a deer dashed through tl?e rircf
| ond bounded up the side of the ridge, with
a Yelping dog at his heels. Tnsro, nn *lsc.
' where among tho mountains, deer areplen|
tiful, nnd though ftea redly a dixy panwi
iu which the hunters aro M 9ttt; m many
noes ?nd wjpui'o retreats nro in their posusiofi,
that ht&uY years will pusw hoforo
io lu.st will bo killed. U
Thft night thnt wo passed in this "valley
' Kwi'Pt wntiTH." wiiH sneiit in a house tho I
out of which is not twenty feet from tho
ream of the Jocassee. One never tires
'gazing into these mountain streams.
Asoonding tho mountain in the direction
' C'asluor Valley, " A. Y.," continues:
"Tho road tfparlclcd with mica, and
hiding beneath the shady trees, ever and J
ion, conducted on to a spot from whence
us to be seen the valley of tho Jocasseo Jf?
in<r at our feet in all its beauty, tho couu- B
*y through which wo had passed, and tho rc?
irronndiug mountains. Half-way up the
*cctot a trail leads ofl to the lower falls of
le Whitewater, distant on<v or two bun- Ml
rod yards from the road. Tho water defends
in a curve, hundreds of feet, by scvral
lofty and quick MtfOCeding leaps.?
lushing in foam over the fimt lodge, it cir- /
les i'or n momei.t in a pool of dark water,
hen dashes over another, and so on to the
lottom. This tmeeojjion of beautiful oeH i
ados, 1 think, a more pleading and intoeif
iag; sight than would be an unbroken fall
Iowa the whole distance. Farther up the
mountain, and across the boundary lino btwo.cn
North and South Carolina, tho Up>er
Tails break on the view. Bursting, to
bo ^ye, from the side-of an opposite mounain,
and, with a broad white sheet of wner,
making, amid the trees, a sheer descent
>f morb than a hundred feet, its appoaranee
s exceedingly novel and striking. Manv
fears ago, a party of Charlostoniai s paying
i visit to these falls, and too fearful ttf folow
the p:ith lending up to it, remained at
ibis spot for several hours, and, returning,
ls.-ured their friends that they had been
unply repaid the discomfort of their long
j iuntey. The sight is indeed worthy a
long journey. "With the exception of (be
rain-bow. it seemed to me to realize Hvron's i
description of an Alpine cataract :
" I( in not noon?tlic 8iln l>ea?n*s rnj-s still nrcli
The torrent, with tlie many lines Of henveTi,
And roll "the sheeted silver's waving column
O'er the crag's headlong perpendicular,
Aii'l fling ii* lines of foaming light along,
And. to, and fro, like tho.palc courser's tail,
The giant steed, to ho bestrode by Death,
As told in the Apoeulypse."
Important from Utah.
The Sacramento Union contains important
news from tlio Valley of the Great
Salt Lake. It will he seen that the Mormons
arc not only waging war against peaceful
and unoffending citizens, hut that serious
dissensions arc rapidly thinning their
Anm viiil/i* f' li.t,**
already left for the A Untitle States. Tlu?
Union says :
CrandaH's pioneer couch arrived in our
city, at ono o'clock this afternoon, from
Carson Valley, with the express matter, #*,
the mails and p: 8.-<cngoVs?travi ling time
1") hours. Dates from Suit Lake aro to
Mr. Willcens, who came passenger, is
direct from Salt l<ake, where he had been
residing for nine months, having had to flee
with hi." family to California.
Wilkens and party is composed of twen
ty-?ix persons, right of whom are women.
After leaving Salt Lake they were arrested
by a la g> body" of Mormons, and taken
back, on a charge of horse stealing. Ah
no evidence, even for a Mormon court, was
offered against them, they were discharged,
at tho request of ono Mestck, who knew I
three of them in San Francisco?ho being
the Clerk of the Court. After that they
were hunted like wolves, night and day,
until they reached Coo*e Creek Mountain*,
over one hundred miles from Salt Lake,
when t lie .Mnrmniw made a charge on them
ami killed nix of thoir animals.
()ne-half the population would leave, nml f,
will do so, if tint tiovernincut send*a nuffi- - ?
t'ient force to protect them. t V
lirigham declares that if the faints will
ptuud by him and the Churcli, ho will bo
President of tho United States in less than
Williams, the lawyer, had fled. Thcdc
Ktroyingnnjrcla wore on his track, and it wuh
not known if ho oxcnpcd thom. Open and
nvowed ihurdor of all who havo and are becoming
obnoxious, is advocated in public . S
j hbhciu binge#; in fact, an offev was publicly
nrndc in a meeting, by one of the faithful,
to murder two Gentile traders at Box Elder,
near the city, who had inmvrod the A.
diapleannroof Kluur Lorcu/.<iKuow. if they
did not leave by June 1.
A Ir.iin of inii> liiiiiilivul ..-1 l?i"?
evni Who horotoforo have Veen in Ol<i .<:'onfl? ^
donee oftho high prie.?t,s nvo known foh?"?o
been muvdeteu iu attompting bor" l.?oVC ao
Hoven ladies, with their fuinilir*. whrwn B
huxbnnds hud made their escape, begged
to bo taken away by Wilkerw' party, expecting
daily to hoc Pomo of their number
dragged away to the harem of 601 no of tho -i
"Brighnm preaches open rebellion to nil
attempt# on the part of the Government to
retahiiHh n foothold in bin Territory, Ho
hns inaugurated a new laVr, by which he
govoniR dtHobedient. wiv&, by tU'frrndhig
and making menials of thorn, deriving
thein of tho right to marry or havo a p''^- I
f.wtov. )t i* called an " Knrthly 1^
l' KPT.nATi L'n\;iVT.?-The Veder.il Court,
for tho fir?t tijns, wnn liolfl In Greenville 1
Inut week, by hw Honor .Jmlgc A. O* Mngrath.
The following lawyer*, rm wolearn, <fl|
from th? Kutcrprise, were Pilmitted to itn w
? M?i. B. V. rerry, C, P. RulUvnn, A<q., 1;
C.J. Klfcrd, Esq., Col. (*. F. Townm, ft
Col. K. P. ,J one*, Col W. H. Campbell,
Gen. 8. M. Wilkes, J. W. Stofcew, Kwi., S.j
I Mnj. A. T. Broyk*, Maj, W K, EmIcjvSP.
CtowlJeft, #o4 J. B- Sloan,, L&^."