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KEOWEB CPURI Ml!.
ROB T. A. THOMPSON, Editor.
TKltMS.?$1.50 per annum; in advance. If
payment he delayed until after the expiration of j
the year, $2.00 For six months, 76 fonts, in j
AdvertinomontH inserted nt rnc usual rntcs. |
PICKENS C. II., S. C.:
Saturday Morning, August 21, 1858.
Wo nro indohtod to Col. Okk for a report
of the Smithsonian Institute for lJSoT, for
which he will accept om- thanks.
The middle arch, which supports the upper
bridge over Ivcoweo river at this place, has
fallen, as we anticipated it would. Wo mcu- |
tion tho fact to warn tiio public of its unsafe |
condition. Tlic bridge still stands but we |
regard the crossing it as a very dangerous j
experiment, especially with heavily freighted
vehicles. Tho ford, below the bridge, is in
good passable condition.
The Commissioners of lloads, as will l>e j
Been by reference to our advertising columns, i
1 4? I ..1 ..f ll- ll
luii v litRtuu uiiur^f ui mu immur.
Wo learn that Messrs. .1. S. Louton and J. j
"\V. L. Caiiv arc working tlicir mines, situate j
in tho south-western section of the district, i
with very considerable success. Mr. Louton '
is taking out two and two and one-half pen- |
ny-weights to tho hand per day, as wo liavo j
hceu informed. Mr. Caky has just common- |
<*Oll nnnrAtil)n<l l?n* in lw\nnrnl i\C rt
1' v""? ",%w VI U lUUiUIIUU j
ting yield of the dust. We trust tlioy may
"strike n streak" of DoRN-luck!
Revival at Fair Play.
A correspondent furnishes us an account of
an interesting revival which has taken plaeo
at Fair Play, in this district, llov'ds Messrs
Barton, Iskkm. and others, ministered from
the pulpit to tho spiritual wants of large, so'
rious and attentive audiences. On Sabbath
morning, eighteen persons, youthful in years
as well as faith, were immersed. Others, it is
tnought, will be brought into the fold of tlio
faithful oro long.
Sonietiiuo since, in a hurried skoteh of this
place, we omitted to state the fact that there
is a church in the village.
Mr. J. A. Johns, a graduate of Erskine
College, is in charge of the Academy at this
place. Ilis qualifications as a Jeacher, with
his gentlemanly bearing, secure to him a
The Craytonvillo Meeting.
Iu the 1 ust number of the Anderson Gazette,
wc find the proceedings of a public meeting,
or rather a homo demonstration to our
immediate Representative in Congress, Col.
Okii. The citizons of Craytonvillo, in Anderson
district, (the place of Col. Ohr's nativity,
and where lie was reared to manhood)
tendered him thn nmnnliiiinnt. nf ?1 *???'
, " i"* 'vm.mner.
The number of persons in uttoudance
is estimated lit between five and six thousand
persons. Col. Oku was welcomed, in an appropriate
manner, by Mr. J. Camioun Fkatiiekston".
lie tosponded at length, dofining
fully his views on the political topics of the
day. A corrected copy of his speech appears
in the G^izel/c, which we will transfer to our
columns next week, with such remarks as tho
occasion may demand.
C? _ 1 . - 1- v_ xr "wr
ojiuvuuus ivuru iiiso mauc uy ? KRXOX,
and the candidates for the Legislature.
Matters of Interest
Valuable real estate, in the town of Wal.
bulla, is offered for sale, by the Assignee and
Agent for the Creditors, belonging to the assigned
cstato of IssF.htf.i, & Norman. I)r.
Norma* will point out the property, and give
any further particulars.
The advertisement of the Circus will attract
attention. If you have a " half eagle on tho
specie basis"?go in! Especially if you want
to see tlic "JSlcphant" stand on his head?
according to the bills!
Tho "General Musters" are also coining,
but at a more pleasant season than formerly
Tho "Scientific American" is rooommon
ded to general patronage.
Tho attention of those concerned is directed
to thoso, together with other new advertisements
in this paper.
The Queen's Message*
Tho Atlantic telegraph is now in working
order from shore to .shore. Tho following
message, from Quoon Victoria to ^resident
Buchanan, is tho llrst that was transmitted
through the sub-marine cable:
"lion, the President of the United States:
" iior Majesty desires to congratulate the
President upon tho successful completion of
this great work, in which tho Queen has taken
the deepest interest."
The President's reply has not transpired.
Specimens of the cable lmve been left, for
the inspection of the curious, at different
points. The Charleston Ma-cmy, describing
it, states that the outsido consists of eighteen
strands of seven-inch copper wire, next arc
six strands of yarn, then three coats of gutta
ne roll a. and in the centro tho seven tnl?<?r.?nl?
- O "I -wires.
Its weight is 18GU lbs. to the mile,
and its flexibility is so groat that it can be
tied around a post without injury.
Watched Closei.t.?A Bostonian, travelingin
Europe, was not allowed to visit Naples
bccauscv it is stated, his n?mo was among
tho-subscribers to the-cannon prnsontod by
the citizens of Boston to Sardinia last year.
King Jtomba keeps close watch, it rnnst be
American Counts.?It is said that several
American counts liavo been merit in Italy in
this way : Tho Pope, not being nblo to finish
a certain railway for l.'.ck of mor.oy, offered
tho titloof conntto every foreigner who would
Bubscribo $0k000 to thu-road..
Many portions of tho district wore in a
state of vxoitomont during Monday and
Tuesday last, in coiiftoquonco of tho exaggerated
rumors of uiunlor, bloodshed and outlawry
generally, at Tunnel Hill, that were in
eireulntimi. Wo Imvn ?Ulmnt
bias in any way, to got a correct statement of
what occurred on tho occasion referred to,
and submit the following:
First and foremost, with the law 011 their
side and the utmost vigilance, the contractors
have been nnablo to prevent tho introduction
of liquor, which, with tho concentration of
six hundred Irish laborers 011 the " Ilill,"
a row occasionally, with here and there a
miv'v/v? r uuou uiiu uun^uu \ 19 i\J i;u vajiui;ted.
But this is more serious than a row, or
u bloody nose?it wan a murder, and, if the
truth has been told us, it was an inhuman,
brutal murder! But to our narrative :
On Sunday lubt, John Smith, recently from
Georgia, was on tlm ' llill," drinking to excess.
A difficulty occurred, (how wo have
not ascertained) between him and one or !
in jre Irishmen, who were also drinking. Fire !
arms were used frenlv. wo tindnratnnil ? I
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Smith, in endeavoring tu escape, was knocked
down with a rock, killed by a pistol shot, and
his body afterwards badly mangled. The
provocation, if any, must liave been great to
induco such conduct. Warrants wore issued
for the arrest of tho guilty ones, and those
accessory to the crime, but they could not be
arrested. A messenger was despatched for
the Sheriff, who summoned a posse, and, with
his usual promptness,repaired to the scene of
action. But the man who committed the
murder had oscnpcd. lie eucoccdod in nr- j
resting, however, Home ton Irishmen, charged
as accessaries, and they arc now in jail.
An inquest was held over the body of Smith,
and the jury roturucd, as thoir verdict, that
ho was " wilfully killed hy some .wo or
three Irishmou, aided by sonic ten or liftccn
The citi/.cns on llio " Hill" complain, ami
very justly, too, no doubt, that they, as well
us the workmen, arc greatly annoyed, and often
abused, by transient porsons, who arc
worthless and drunken, and who live, vampire
like, by preying upon the ignorant and
unsuspecting. Admitting this to bo true, the
citizens and contractors should, nevertheless,
hco that tlie laws arc strictly enforced. The j
murderers of Smith should not have been
permitted to escape.
On Tuesday, when the Sheriff left the Tun
ncl, pcaco nml order had been measurably
restored, the laborers having returned to
their daily employment.
News from all Parts.
The election returns arc in and the result
extremely gratifying. Arkansas has elected
two democrats to Congress, and also a dcinnJlroti?
t T-i.r-~i.-- i " * '
\j\j. <wi\> uv^iaiami c. ill IvolllUGKy, lor -J U<lgOS [
awl county officers, tlic democrats have boon ,
successful. Missouri gains two democrats in
her Congressional delegation?the same party
has an increased majority in the legislature.
Judge Ei.ms has been clected Governor
of North Carolina by an overwhelming
majority. The Legislature is also strongly j
democratic. In Clinginan's district, Vance,
pledged to support tho Administration, has |
beaten Avkkv, the democratic nominee.? '
Avkry's personal unpopularity occasioned j
thin, as Ei.i.ts majority in the same district is
several thousand votes. The voters of Kansas
have rejcctcd the Lccomptou constitution
by six thousand majority.
Arrivals from Europe show a decline in
the Liverpool cotton market. The successful
laying of the Atlantic cable had caused great
rejoicing in England. The Hritish havo
guinea a brilliant victory over the rebels at |
Lucknow, with a loss to the hitter of 000 men. J
Mexico is still iu a revolutionary state, and j
it in difficult, with the news before up, to distinguish
clearly the exact condition of tl:o
respective parties. We publish such intelligence
us wo have.
commencement exercises of this insti- i
til linn elnso.il rm Vnilnonilnv 1 1 ?! - !
...J v..~ ?IIVI ..
brilliant display. The graduating class was
a large one. Ilev. Mr. McSwaix delivered I
the anniversary address. Tho Telescope'
speaks of it as "elegant and beautiful, often
grand and sublime." l)r.Orieji retires from
Jie Presidency of the col logo, llis successor
lias not yet boon named. We commend this
institution to the support of the people: it is
nmnlinll^llo ?. ~..l I
? I V " l"JV'l',v a
The attention of the public is directed to
tlio circular below from the post office depart"
ment. Timoaud opportunity is now at hand
for the improvement of our mail facilities.
We trust those interested will look to it:
1'oST Of kick DkPAHTMENT, |
w.. tract Uttioo, .July 3Uth. 185H. J
Sir:- -During the rocoes betweon tlio p<w?t
anil next Sossions of Congress, the advertisement
of mail toutcs iu the Southern Section
oftlm JTniou, will brj preoarcd ; and il is ucsirablo
to invito proposals for any changes
which the interest and convenience of tho
public may require.
You will therefore oblige me by communicating
as far as prncticablewith your constituents
on this subject. and advising mi>
ing tho roccsH, what clmn<je? 111 existing
routes may required, with the reason?
No?v contracts will be made next Spring,
to tnko effect 1st July, 18.W.
Very rospcctfully, your obedient uerv't.
wm. II. Dusn.vs,
2(1 Assiatnnt 1'. M. General. j
The Great Cojiet Come at Last.?Wo
tnn'ii fN>|? ' 1 ftcnn*! * ^ ? *1. ? * ll - i
v? a* vu? uvTi|;iu<yiivo Mjr H**7 lllUb U1U
great comet of Charles V, as it is sometimes
(tailed, bat better known to astronomers as
that of Fabricius, has at, last made its appear
ance. and will very shortly bo visible to the
naked oye. It lias been seen from the Paris
observatory through its tclotcopo, and is prouounccd
by tlio Arago tho genuine articlc.
Pcnnings and Clippings,
Biiilk Societv?Th?i l'iokons District Bible
Socioty will meet in the Church, nt Pickovis
C. II., on Saturday before the 5th Sun
day, (the 28th instant) nt 10 o'clock, A. M.
All persons aroinvitcil to attend.
Union Mrktinu.?Tho three denominations,
whose ministers preach in tho church nt I*ioTceiut
C. II., oxpect to hold u L'niou Mooting nt
this place, beginning 011 next Thursday night
and including the 5th Sabbath in this month.
Ministers, of the difVeront denominations, sire
oxpcoted to be present.
Skrknadrd.?Col. Orr was serenaded i\t.
Greenville Inst week, wlion ho luado an appropriate
Curious Fact.?The Albany Slatc.iman
savs, it is a curious Fact that every general
ofliuer in the American army of the Ucvolu
tioti was u tree .\lason, except Benedict Arnold.
Tkadinu with Nkokoes.?Tlio repeal of
the law passed at the last session of the Legislature
for the inlliction of Corporal punishment
for trading with negroes, is being made
a test question in some of the districts and
parishes in tho lower section of the State.?
No complaint is made against the law in this
[?iiri 01 me oinio.
The Sex okIvjos.?According to Monsieur
Gcnin, a French savant, the sex of,cggs can
bo distinguished. All fresh eggs containing
the germs of males have wrinkles on their
smaller end, while female egg-* are equally
smooth at both extremities.
Fou Sen'aTOU.?Ex-Uav. J. L- Mnnnmfr
- - - - o
has boon nominated as a candidate for the
United Slates Senate, to .succeed Judge Evaus
Coi,. Thom as.?The friends of this gentleman
will ho gratitk 1 tc learn that he has
boon elected to the Senate of North Carolina,
from the counties of Ilaywood, Jackson, Macon
Dky We.vthek.?The corn and cotton crops
of Laurens and Spartanburg have been seriously
injured by the coutinuancoof the warm
dry weather. (
The Hanks.?The bank question is tlie
issue before the people in York District. Both
sides aro fully and spiritedly represented.
Haiskd.?The Vmeriean Subnmrino Company
at Sobastopol have successfully raised
from the harbor ?* seventy-four gun steamer
called tho " Turk." ller machinery is almost
in pcrfcct condition. It is estimated
111<ii> -.in ouuay 01 live per cent. win restore
lior to almost her original value; she will
probably be purchased by the Russian Government.
Dkar TKi.eouai'itixa.?The New York
lie raid says that the cost of transmitting one
column of news from England, by the Atlantic
Telegraph Cable, will be two thousand
Accepted.?Gorritt Smith has aceeptodtho
nomination for Governor of Now York made
by the Liberty (abolition) Convention.
Gen. "\Yai.ker.?The report that Gen. "Win.
Walker was about to ' invade Sonora with
800 men," is untrue. Ho passed through
Augusta, Ga., a few days ngo.
1UE WAV TO IVI hi. CllINOUKS.?To kill bcdbugs,
tnkc corrosive sublimate und daub it
all ovfcr your bedstead ; then burn your bedstead
and bed-clothing, und move into another
LtniiUAi..?Twenty-four Masonic Lodgos?
of this State, have contributed $1,000 to tho
Mount Yornon fund, which entitles South
Carolina to tho proud position of tho "Banner
State," in tho good work.
The Slavery Discussion.?ParsonIJrowiilow,
of Tennessee, is to hold a public discussion
on tho slavery question in Philadelphia,
commencing on the 7th of September next.
His antagonist is llov. A. Pryuo, editor of
the Ohio Reformer,
Yei.i.oh* Fever.?Tho deaths from yellow
fever in Now Orleans,011 the lOtli, were35; 011
Hi?I 1 lil. as .....i .< : I?:I?
More Kust.?'"lie Eufuula (Ala.) Niitirc
states tlmt the " i cd rust" has attacked the
cotton in that rejitn, aiul is working a serious
Rejoicing.?Tlic successful laying of the
Atlantic Cable has caused groat rejoicing
throughout this couutry. Peoplo are everywhere
Shout Memory.?A young fellow iu Cincinnati,
Ohio, on Tuosduy last made application
fora marriage liccnse, but when culled
upon to givo the ludios name, could not, for
the reason that he had forgotten it.
Co.u, and Gold.?Tho value of the coal annually
mined in this country is nearly equal
to the yearly production of gold in California,
and, at the present rato of increase, tho
coal crops will soon be of greater valuo.
Death of a Veteran.?Col. Henry King,
a native of North Carolina, who fought as a
private at New Orleans, and was on the electoral
ticket of Alabama in Gen. Jackson's
first presidential campaign, died on the 13th
iilt. vn 31 ur on go county, Ala. He was for
many years a tncmbor of the Alabama Legi?laturo.
Kvkry Man hih own Banker.?"\Veok boforo
last, tho Sherift'of Lapeer County, Michigan,
arrested eight citizens of that county,
for making and passing counterfeit inon&y.
Lnsi weok he arrested sot-oral, rtiaVing
ttion in all.
Pbf.juc.v fob a Live African'.?At a innnt
ing oftho Exocutlvo Committee of tlio Chatham,
On., and Effingham Agricultural Society,
it wns unanimously roeolvcd to offer a
premium of t\renty-fivo dollars for tho host
apccimon of a livo African imported into the
United States within the last 12 months?to
be exhibited at the next mectingof the Society.
Won jiis Bkt.?Mr. Bernard IlouHcmann, J
of Cincinnati, made a hot with his milkman,
that ho would Jio on a certain day. Tho ^ 1
?lay came, anil tho man died, as ho hud pre- 1
lttUUT.?Crtto 8uvs " the host wnv to keen
t' ? " i' j
good nuts in memory in to refrcHh them with
Lkutal.?There are four men in the Chicago
jail awaiting trial for murder?threo of
whom arc charged with killing thoir wives.
A pi.e.y rou Wiiitb Hearos.?Plutaroh 1
speaks of a long whito heard of an old La- j
conian, who. being asked why he let it grow i
to 8U0U ft length, ropliocl?"It is that having
my white heard coutinually before my 03*08,
I may do nothing unworthy of its whiteness, i
Tiib Way tiiky do in Arkansas.?In Ar- 1
kftiisas, wlion ft mnn desires to sny that ho 1
would like ft drink, he dcolurcs that if hohnd
II glass of whisky, lie would throw himself ^
outside of it mighty quick.
To he 11 l'no.?Young Kldrodgo, tlio school :
.Spring*, N*. Y., and killed her bv slow pois- j
pp while attending her on a sick bed, has I
been sentenced to bo hanged on the second
day of September, the court having refused
to grunt him a new trial.
Brvt.vi. MvRbr.it.?(Jeorgc Ivcy, of Columbus,
(Ja., murdered his wifo in a brutal manner
on Sunday last. lie has escaped.
"Wisbv. ?'The Washington Globe saystho
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V.. .. uy VUUJJIUSS
in ii long scfldion is 0,200,770.
Itisitoi* Capers.?Tho life of Bishop Capers,
written by Or. "Wightninn, lmsjust boon
published. It is for sulo at tho Methodist
bjok agency, at Charleston.
Yni.i.ow Fever in Charleston.?One or
two deaths have resulted from yellow fever
in Charleston. Tho physicians say it has not
yet n.'suined an epidemic form.
Duuih.e Honors.?Tho Newborn (X. C.)
Daily I'roiiresx of tlir? 12t.li insinnt ?!.??
^ > '"JO
JIbh. John "\V. Ellis, our Governor clcct, was
united in marriuge to Miss Mary McKinley,
daughter of the late John 1'. Dnvcs, lust evening,
at Christ's church, in this place, Rev. T.
J. llaughton officiating.
In Favok of Hv-mkn.?A lady, advertising
Tor a husband, in particular to have it
understood, that "none need apply who nro
under six feet," upon which tho editor remarks,
"that lady is strongly in favor of hy
A Ll'ckv Foondmnu.?Tlio Oxford, Miss.,
Mercury, tells of an old bacholor in its neighborhood,
worth $150,000, who recontly found
anew-born fenuilo l>abc hanging at his gate.
Ilo adopted it, and gate it tlic name of "Eureka
jnrv)' Urt.eans, August 11.?The latest accounts
from tho Lake with reference to the
explosion of tho steamer Virginia on Satur"
day last, report eight persons in all killed by
Ge.w Jackson.?Tho Virginians claim, at
this late day, that Gen. Andrew Jackson was
horn in Berkeley co., Va., instead of this
Statu. We suppose a protentivo claim is mi
they can put up, and that is really much
moro than they can substantiate. We novnr
before hoard it doubted but that ho was a native
of South Carolina.
United States Senator.? Among the late
nominations for United States Senator to succeed
the late Judge Evans, wo notice the ]
names of lion. II. li. Khctt, Sr., Hon. James
L. Pctigru, Col. John Cunningham, and ExGov.
J. II. Means.
' I-- -TFheH
Exhibition.?Thev liantr vieonlo in I
public in Virginia, and Juilgo Thompson, of
Wheeling, has ordered Burns, tho murderer
of his mihtrcss, to be hung on a hill, where
about 100,000 peoplo could got a gopd view.
Ykm.ow Fever.?Tho British bark Penelope,
from Matanzas, bound to Queonstown,
has arrived at quarantine, below Charleston,
with the yellow fever on board. The captain,
maio and several men had died, and the present
commander, Captain .Soots, was procured
from a ship nt sea.
Aitaik of IIon'or.?A duel took place at
Fair Bluff, on .Sunday, bctwocu Charles La.
tham and Mr. Telfair, of Washington, N. C.
No injury was sustained by cither party.
Linen w..?The wholo amount of money for
charitable uuruoscs nriven awRv durinnr Kis
i o o
lifetime by the hvto Amos Lawronco, of Mas- |
riucliusetts, is suid to be six hundred and thlr* |
ty-ninc thousand dollars a fact which rests on i
tho most positivo ovidonco.
Tkxas U. S. Sexatur.?Tho Tyler (Texas)
Itcportor, of tlie 21st ult., says that Governor
Runnels has appointed Col. Matt. Ward, of
Cass, United States Senator, to fill tho vacan
cy occasioned by tho death of tho lamented |
New CoTTO.v.--The first balo of nevrcotton i
says tho Courier, was sold in Charleston on
tho 9th, ai lr) cents per lb.
A Leoisi.ATon Gone.?Gen. Win. S. Taylor,
Speaker of tho Texas legislature, died on tho |
23d ultimo. He hl?d boon a member of tho
Alabama Lugisiuturo for fourtoon years, tho
Mississippi Legislature fjr three yours, and |
tho Texas Legislature for threo yearB.
I,akce Snake.?On Thursday of last week,
MV ?l)avid Kinguolver, who lives near Ahing-1
don, Virginia, killed a rattle-snake in tlio i
road, near his house, that measured six feet '
tlM'eo inches in length, nino inches ineircumferenco,
with eighteen rattlos.
True, Perhaps.?Ladies don't know whother
they like smoking or not. With spee'al
favorites,.they like it; and with crenmitl fV.
voritc?, tMy dislike it; and with no faroritc?,
they detest it.
Bobbery of a Bank?Daring Thieves- 1
The telegraph hn? mentioned the robbery 1
af the Hatters'Dank, ut jietliel, Oonnec- i
ticut, on Sunday night, of 88'},000. The <
ufiiccrs of the hank, on Monday morning , <
last. discovered nothincr umt;u.i) in the nr. i i
dor of things in the rooms} but the Cash- . i
ier, in attempting to open the vault, found |
it impnssiblo to do bo, and after protracted i
unsuccessful efforts to move the bolt, gave ;
up the tank in despair, and it was resolved ]
to send a messenger to New York for the i
maker of the article. The Now York Tri- j I
in the meantime, the village blacksmith ! j
was sent for to try his*haud in rclicvinj; .
tho bank officials from their uuplotisnnt dt- !
lemtia. Tito l.''<oksnuth succeeded in for-1
einj* the bolt bacK and thereby effecting an |
entrance into tho vault; when, to the utter
astonishment and dismay of the interested
parties, it was discovered that the bottom
of the vault had been removed, and the
entire funds of tlio institution, consisting
f S(5,000 in go) J, ?7^,700 in bills of tho
bjnk, ami ?l,yU0 in bills of other banks,
(hi further examination, it was discovered
that an immense pile of stone, bricks ,
and mortar, forming the foundation of the i
vault, had mysteriously disappeared; that |
the bank had been entered by the means of |
false keys ; that the carpet in the directors' !
room had been taken tip, and a portion of !
the floor sawed through, and a sort of trap |
door thus formed immediately under a large 1
centre table, through which tlicv nitrhtlv !
entered (as it is supposed, for some weeks ;
past.) to work in undermining the vault
and carrying away the mass of stone, brick
and mortar, which they removed so far out
of the way as not to be discovered by any
one ; and the boards of tho floor and carpet
were regularly replaced so neatly as not to
leave the least trace of their movements behind,
until the work was accomplished.?
Tho burglars had obstructed the sliding of
the bolt by a junk of pine wood, for sonic
object or other, which did not appear. The
rogues dropped two 850 bills in the banc
ment. ThcvbUls stolon wore principally
twenties and fifties? together with a few
hundred dollar bills.
It. is supposed that there wero several
engaged in the commission of the robbery,
although, thus far, only one mysterious
personage has been noticed in tho neighborhood.
A stranger stopped at Forrester's
Hotel, in Danbury, on Friday evening,
and hired a horse and huggy there the
following day, as lie said, to go to Brookfield,
with tlio understanding that ho would
return in the afternoon of tho sumo day,
but sinco which tiiuc nothing has been
heard or scon of him or the team, exeept
that two residents of ILattertown were passed
on (ho road by a man with a licrse and
buggy at full speed ; and he is now believed
to be the name individual. The whole capital
of the bank isSlUO.OOO.
Interesting from Mexico.
NiiW 0ui.kan8, Augu.it 11.?Later ndviccs
from Mexico state that President Zulonga
had abandoned the city of Mexico.?
(Sen. Moreno had abandoned Tainpico, upon
which city the Liberals wore advancing.
Washington, August 12.?Tho New
Orleans True Delta of tho 7th inst., contains
an extract from a letter written by
i -i " * ?
i uuj^u ui .u.i.i/aiiiuo, ,)uiy mil,
in which he expresses his eonfidcnee that
the Liberals or Federal Party will succeed
in Mexico. In the desperate battle 011 the
2d of July, near folium, the Federal troops
lost but few men, while the Church foioes
had eijj;ht hundred killed, and three hundred
deserted in a bo'ly. At Ciilima were
accumulated from the neighboring mines
?.:nt ..:i i -I'll.' ? * 1
U1U 111111luun ui Hlivwr million, WHICH could
not bo transported becuusc of the troubled
state of the country.
Intelligence from the llio Grande to the
5th instant, represents the Reactionists nt
variance, and tlie Liberals successful ovcrywhere.
Tub "Wkatiikk, Chops, &<\?Since our
lust issue, wo lmvo been favored with the
most refreshing showers at this place, and
we are pleased to learn that many portions
of the District, where it was feared crops
were seriously injured, have likewise been
visited with copious ruins. At the present
time the prospect is promising for an avermm
rrtrn nnrl enttnn 1M./? ?5? '
-0 VVWtM. VI\/JI. XIIV IUIU J ill im
have been of dcoidod advantage to the potato
and pea erop hIho. Fruits of all kind
we have in abunduueo, and the health of
our District was never bettor. Physicians
have become perfectly disgusted.
A gentleman writes us from Williston,
that that section has been viwited with fine
showers, and everything looks quite flourishing,
and that the diseasoamong the cattle
was subsiding, and that no now oases
litul occurred for the hist ten days. Beef,
uiilk and butter, ho says, at that place, is
quite n varcty. This is tho ease lierc, and
we think a few good bccvca (provided they
wore froe from disease,) would sell readily.
f Ha rn Weil Men tinch
Bat.timohk, Aug. 11.?An attack was
made on the offico of tho Exchange news
paper nt I l o'clock to-day. About a dozen
men arrived armed with revolver#, and at a
given .signal gathered at the office.
They covered the operations of two who
entered and assaulted tho superintendent,
Mr. Carter, with bricks and other missiles,
broke the furniture, Ac. He was hadly injured.
One arrest was mado. Thero is
much excitement. Sinco tho occurrence,
the subscription list of tho paper has increased
Tho iCxchange has lately b'een pretty severe
upo#. a policeman nam?*d Hn?rli?lt o.wi
his ccursc at a lato riot.
Jfonninr.k Oonpkkbio.v of a I'iuatk.?
Peter Williams, under scnloncc of death
nt Auburn, Me., with a colorcd man named
Abraham (Jox, for tho murder ut sea of tho
captain, two mates and ono man of tho brig
Albion Cooper, of Portland, has made, a
confession, which is printed in tho Lcwistou
Falla Journal. Williams roprcHonts
that he was born in Ostend, Belgium, in
1830; his father being a sailor; he raoa
tvny from school, nnd never learned to rend,
llo first wont to sea when uliio yeara of age,
?nd Ihih served on .shipboard in nil parts of
the world ever since?at one time on u
[ierinnn tmm-of-wnr, nnd then nguin in tho
fttnnTov of tho Knst India Oomnanv. netinir
*s captain of the main-top in otic of their
vessels. In July, 1857, lie became acquainted
with an Irishman named Thomas
Faliey, and both went to Portland and .shippod
in tho Albion Cooper. Tho brig, soon
nftor leaving port, was found to bo leaky ;
the second mate is stated to have treated
both Williams and Cox, tho negro, with
!*reat barbarity, and finally Williams stab
bod li 1111, lor winch he was placed iu lronn.
Aftcrwurd the unite culled him into his room
drove a nail into a beam and liung him up
by the beam, the forward part of bin feet
just touching the floor. Ho was in great
pain and finally fainted.
Finally Cox broached the project of i?
uiurder of captain and crew, and supplied
some knives and razors, which Williams
fastened to sticks. The Irishman Fahey
wasnloue taken into thdirconfidence. Tliey
filtt killed Oapt. Humphrey, who was asleep
on the deck, with two blows oil the head
with a hatchet. I lis head partially turned
but he died without a struggle, lie then
went behind the second mate and struck
him in the head with a hatchet. His cries
brought out the first mate, who was also
struck in the head, lie retreated to his
cabin, where he had a hard struggle with
his murderers, but was finally despatched.
As he eaino out, Williams met the 2d mate
whom he hud left lor Cox, and finished him
with a few blows of the hatehet. The last
murder was of a seaman named Hums or
Davis. They put iron with the bodies and
threw thein overboard. Afterward they
set the vessel on fire and abandoned it, and
were picked up by another vessel, when
F;ihey disclosed the horrible tragedy in
\vln/?li liml l*r?r?n WillintliH
and C?>x will be hung on the 27th inst.
A Yk.ak of Aiiundanck.?There is a
high promise of u year of abundant food.
In the regions to which the civili/.cd world
mainly look for the supply of food, the prospects
are of large returns to the labors of
agriculture. In England, whero the tupply
of food is so important that the elfects
of abundance or scarcity extend to all the
commercial countries, the harvest has he_
1: ? ii i ... i . .!ii r .. ? l i..
gun tjiiiuur inilu umuu, ;mu wiiii iavur?njiu
weather. ] 11 Franco, where the peace of
Europe depended largely upon a good crop,
the same favorable appearances prevail ;
and in this country the yield promises to
he enormous. The vino, that has suffered
80 severely all over the country, is now
flourishing to a degree that leaves no doubt
that the vintago of i858 promises to tako
its place among the great years of quantity
mid quality. The disease that so long
afflicted it has been mastered, mainly, wo
believe, by the application of sulphur.
[ l*rovi(lcncc Jour mil.
An Item for thk Ahomtionikts.?
Wc are indebted to the kindness of tho
railroad agent at 1 lodges, says the Abbeville
1 Ve.s.s, for the following interenting
< _: 1 -.1.1 .1
aiuiii, u nuwi (Mil ilUUIlilUU U1UIIUS WUU1U UU
well to consider:
"A list from the Ookopbury Popot, ofO.
& C. It. It. rcuds thus, "one bale' cotton
shipped by Sam, Negro slave of J. Kichey."
Wonder how much the free negroes of tho
North shipt If the owners of slaves in
this vicinity would let their negroes ship
their crops in their own names, yankeedom
would be astonished." AOKNT.
4 A.. - l . l i I i i y *
.v vuaivmi who mm ms uroaa Di'iinmca
lint blown off by the wind, dinned "it for :i
long timo with fruitless and very ridiculous
zeal. At last, seeing n roguish-looking boy
laughing at his disaster, ho xaid to him :
"Art thee a profano lad The youngster
replied that lie sometimes done a little in
that way. "Then," said he, taking a half
dollar from bis pocket, "thoc may damn
yonder fleeing hat tifty cents worth."
~ ~lrWM?M&?a ^
Mamiikii, on tho22tl nit., by Thos. II. Hogg*,
Ettq., Mr. Mark Lively to MisnBl.ua Pilgrim,
nil of Pickona.
On (ho 15th Inst., by the same, Mr. Andrkw
lb uriuiam to Mlrta Maiitua J. Milwkk, all of
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