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BOB? A. THOMPSON, Editor.
TBRMS.l.^VVp^r annum. in a?lvairco. ff
piyment he delayed until after the expiration ftf
tlu? year. $2.00 For ?i* months, 75 cent*, In
At)vcrtiitfm?'tt? inserta<l at th<Mi*ual rate*.
PICKENS C. II., S. C.:
S~.iarday Morning, March 19, 1859.
>n. Jamf.s CiiksnCT will accept our
thanks for continued Congressional favors of
?n important character.
F<?r (he benefit of those who may consult
ftur Hies in the future, \vc liavo to pay that
tlie unprecedented rains continue. Thetnud
also deepens, rendering our highway* almost
iinpa.'v<ahlc fur vehicles.
Since the ah:.c was put in type, macli rain
has fallen, producing a freshet. Keowee, at
this point, is higher than it has bccu for
joafs, ami is still rising.
The First Dish.
The first dish of Irish potatoes, grown this
season, has been served on our table, through
the kindness of our neighbor, Mr. Iloneur
K\ox. Several of thctu aro between a partridge
and hen egg in ;zc. lie will nceept
our acknowledgements for hi* treat. This
exhibition is something more remarkable
than "green potato tops, a foot long;" and
begets tho more important inquiries; to what
arc tho seasons tending, and who can beat
this production of roots ?
Tho Court of Common l'leas nnd General
Sessions, for Anderson, commenced its sesfeion
on Monday last, Judge WuiTKER presiding.
Ho charged the grand jury as to their
functions and duty most appropriately, urging
tliein to cxecutc and carry out the law ns
they find it, instead of attempting to remedy
supposed evils, and thus accomplish nothing.
The conduct of public officers, and the management
of their offices, was adverted to in
* strong terms, and recommended for consideration.
Othor matters of less importance
were dowltupon briefly and submitted for
the action or non-action of the jury.
The business before the Court was not of
a very important charactcr, Tint nevertheless
sufficient to occupy the most of the week.?
The Solicitor had on his side of the Court numerous
cas?*s, one of which was an indictment
against a woman, charging her with
tho crime of being a "common scold."!
There was a large crowd in attendance on
Tuesdaj', peaceful and orderly.
Anderson continues to improve. Wo noticed
several new buildings going up. with n
a prosperous motion in trade. The Baptist
Church, now borderingon completion, makes
a handsome appearance, and reflects credit
on the architect and builder.
Persons visiting or passing through Anderson
will thank us for directing them to the
' Benson House," owned and well kept by
Mr. C. C. Laxoston.
New Powder MillThe
second powder mill in the districthns
just been put in* successful operation. An
advertisement in our columns, to which the
attention of dealers is invited, will afford all
necessary information. This mill >8 within
a few miles of us, and we foci aut.io.ized in
saying that a good article of powder . manufactured
there. The prices arc reasonable.
Wo regret to lenrn that an Irish operative,
named .Tames"Burns, was killedntTun*
ncl TIlll on the 9th instant, lie was ascending
from the bottom of Shaft No. 3, when be
came in contact with the descending bucket,
which knocked him back, :tnd so severely
wounded him bat be died iu a few hours.?
Wc learn that he failed to give the proper
af-cenumg signal, una paiil tlius clearly lor
Ho ! for the Rocky MountainsWe
learn that a company of gentlemen ofthis
district?Messrs. Stkei.e, J. 0. Nbvii.i.e,
A. Dicksox and other*?arc on theeve of departure
for the gold regions of the Rocky
Mountains, whore the precious metal is said
to be temptingly plentiful. The distance is
about two thousand miles, near one half of
which is through a wild, rugged country,
wanting in the most necessary essentials of
civilization. These gentlemen, as wo learn,
are to conucot with a large party to be led by
w n i>..??. - * i? -- '?
*?*?. ft . ivuoir i?i?# u1 UilW5UII CO. ujl. iv ii
connected with the expedition have our best
wishes for their success and speedy return to
Death of the Postmaster General.
jThePoftmoatorGeneral, lion. A.V. Brows,
of Tennessee, died in Washington on the 8th
instant, of pneumohia. Mr. JlRowy wsi<? a
native of Virginia, but emigrated in curly
life to Tcnnesseo. Here he studied law,
which lie practiced with great suecoi?s. At
an cftrly fige, he was elected to the legislature
of Tennessoo, from thence to Congress,
1 ~ r\ .r\ * ci. ? tr
urn uuui w iiniii uuvei'iiur tjl UlUOWUC. Upon
tho election of Mr. Buchanan to the Presidency,
Mr. Bhow.v war called to presidoovcr
tho Post OITicc Department, where lii? ability
and Attention to business won for Jiim a
moot to viable reputation. Tito highest honors
were paid to his memory by tho QovornmentftheSonato,
ind the authorities at Washington.
Mr. Josfcni IIoi.t, formorly of the Patent
Office, Iiuk lx?on appointed his snccessof by
the Preaidont, and the appointment has boon
confirmed by tho Senate.
St a whp.bri ks ix titdroanr.?The Marianna
(Fla.) l'atriot, of the 26th ult., savs Pr.
ft. Phillips of that place has hail ripo strawberries
Su l?i# gatdcu aovcral <lajs.
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I A le'.furo moment may be Apent pleasantly
r?t thin place ut any time Iler citiiens arc 1
j justly noted forthojr sociability, and high.
toned character. The buMnesu pro* pec to of
the town arc most fuvornblfe. a large trade
^ having been l-calixed there the past year.?
The spring trade will open under favorable
The spirit of improvement i* also lKjingfclt
l.o.n 1 II >- I'- ? - - .-1
vi v. /. it. m r<>>, r>Mj. imp crwieu ? corn- |
m-idioiis brick dwelling in tho village, ond,
011 the op|H>fli(o side of the street, Mr. James ,
Hunter is Inyiiip the foundation fur n wood* !
en building of the same character. Wetroatj
that this is but the beginning of n general
i renovation and improvcrnc.it, which bring in
their train comfort and prosperity.
. To friend Cami-uem,, the accommodating
host oftho * Pendleton Hotel," we arc indebtel
for kind attention. Travellers cannnt
fiml n more ki11< 1 and ^cniul landlord.
The Postal Bill.
The bill in a kin appropriations fur the
mail eorvice, throughout tho eouutr\\ failed
, to become a law at tho recent session of Con- J
| gross ; and the Attorney General gives his j
j opinion that the accruing revenue of the
department cannot bo used nftcr tho 1st of!
I July, without tho usual lurins of authority
from Congress. An extra session of Congress j
or a suspension of mail facilities, therefore, j
appears inevita* 'c. The former alternative j
( will doubtless be resorted to by tho President.
Sows of the WeekA
portion of ihc press of litis and some of the
oilier Southern Stales are labouring liartl io
nmdurn wliul !*? ??? ? "
I ^ .. ..?? ...v; ? V.I l?n, 111 lut* IIIfairs
of the country, which, according to their
iiiilimitc<l stock of wisdom, is to knock this
" glorious Vnion " into fits. Admitting the fact
that the tanked state of public affairs und parties
running not over everything that is just and
| constitutional, would it not be as wise to prepare
the people of the South for this great
change, as it is to create distrust atul schisms
among our own people ? The attacks upon Senator
ITammoni> and other public men aro as
unwise as they are futile. A dismemberment
of this government must be a momentous event,
and, without union and concert at home, can 1
only produce a disastrous failure. A broad pa
triotistn. such as should govern us all, teaches
i prudence, unity of action, anil great forbear- |
| ancc. Disunion has no terrors for us, but we
I have abiding confidence in the wisdom of united
I action, and the patriotism of the Southern pco
I Advices from Itir> Janeiro are to the 27th of
! January. It was repo.-'cd that President 1,0j
I'KZ, of Paraguay, had visited hit forts and inspected
his troops, who were eager to meet our
forces. The steamers Atlanta and Caledonia
sailed to join the Paraguay expedition on the
The slave yacht Wanderer was sold at auction,
at Savannah, on the 11th instant, to Mr.
| ('. A. I.AM.wt, for $1,000.
i The totaV circulation of the banks throughout
, the United .States is $'.8,003,ij00,000.
' Fifty of the Wanderer's Africans have been
urresieu ny itie i nwv.d States Marsha*., sit Jnck1
sonville, Telfair co., On., an'I carricd towari'H
' S ivan.uah. A legal contest i.s likely to arise, it
is stated, as to the proper owner of these Africans.
Gen Wm Wai.kf.ii, the filibuster man, was to
I leave New Orleans for California on the 8th !?;
stant. His designs are not known to the public.
Mexico is still in a fighting attitude. lly a
recent arrival we learn that a severe battle had
taken place nenr Cordova, in which the left
| wing of Mihamon's array nan completely routed
by the Liberals. Gen. Miuamox'h army lost
one hundred killed, three cannon, three hundred
muskets, and a lame nuaatil v of niililnrv ?torny
Gen. Dkooi.i.aoo was preparing to muvcli against j
i the capital, with ten thousand men. The Liberals
hwl captured Guanajuato and Aones
Al Osnogo, X. V., on (lie Oth, the floor of tlic ]
Catholic Church gnve wny, when four persons
were killed and several injured.
The L'niteh States Senate, which had been
' called together l>y the President, after the adjournment
of Congress, for the transaction of
I executive business, adjourned finally on the 1 Oth.
Hon. Rqb't. L. McLka.v, of Maryland, has been
i (jiimiriuuu uy me oeimre iw Miuinior to Mexico,
1 autl HturUi lor Vera Crux oil Wednesday. lie in
: authorized to recognize the Juarez (lovornmeii',
I if tlinl government is ahlc lo sustain itself aguimt
| the Church parly.
The State election in New Hampshire, on
the Gth, resulted in favir of tlieBliu-k Republicans.
Tho (jovorrv.'r, Congressmen and
Legislature nre of that stripe.
The last steamer from (California brought (
$1,2/10,000 in gold, and no news of any itn-|
Jliota appear to bo tlio ortler of tlio <lny.?
The most important occurred at lluwesville,
Ky., where three mc-n lost their lives under
very painful circumstance*. At Elizabethport,
N. J., a strike for biglior wages* to<.k
place amongst the coal lalxjrern. A fight
ensued and raged furiously, and firo arms
wore used freely. Otliors, on a smaller scale,
are taking place in other sections of the counI
Tlio roinainsof TlitiratOn, the lost/Kronnut
were found near Toledo, ou So inlay, ami fu'ly
identified. It will be rqmembered that
ho fell from his balloon in September hint,
under circumstances which excited universal
interest at the limo.
Tlie steamer from Kurope brings the welcome
intelligence that cotton had advanced
slightly in Liverpool?the pales of the week
were largo. The chances of war absorbs |
everything oIhc. The Krcnoh minister of;
war lion contractor! lor .ten millions of rations.
Tho second division of the troops have
been ordered from Algiers to Franee. It in .
rumored that General Laniorioiere offered his
services to tlio Eniperrt'r, in caso of hostilities.
All the RCtivo haltnllions in Paris nre to bo I
increased, making eue'i regiment of infantry j
1000 mou. Tho Sardinian Senate has ado j*
' ' i'
ted a bill for the loaa of 10,000,000 francs. j
Austria is steadily preparing for (be defonco
of her Italian possessions. The garrison at
Vienna was fully prepared to march on short
notice. Great activity existed nt the arsenal j
of Venice, whore hospital* and hackeries havo i
been established. Gun kmtn l?*il li?nn nlni>.
cJ at the mouth of tho river Po, and the gar*
riion at Feu.irn ?as re-info rood.
The Pobli? Printing.
A committer appointed under the authority
of the United States House of ltepresenta-:
tives report that tho Superintendent of the ;
public printing at Washington is a very corrupt
mun. He has pocketed, according to
the Sfaltn, about $100,000 of the public funds;
and tbut journal thus juslly lashes him, us ;
well as Wen ubi.i? the proprietor of tho Union
newspaper, for like conduct:
" These nre astounding developments; but
they arc of a piCi'o with tbo prevalent prac- i
tice in tbe capitol. From the byways nnd
highways of t;r<? government, the rottenuexs ;
of corruption sends forth an insufferable
stench. Why are the people so patient!?
Why slumbers the indignation of tlie I>enioc- '
' <1 O- - *1 .. .. -1
mvv i ot-i- invy iioumip uisnronnahie in the |
fact that the ' or^an" of the Administration t
is under t) 10 ostensible control of a detected i
swindler? Have they no word of surprise .
when they discover tlint the President re
tains Cornelius Wendell's corrupt practices I
a* a functionary of government? Cornelius t
Wendell is still public printer, not in name j
but in fact. Is there no popular protest against ;
il.o I.:- i
< I v?iif,ivco ill IIin umpioj' !
mcnt since the <U*eoveiy of his frauds and |
peculations? Others may be indifferent t<> \
such an iguoniy; but. for ourselves-', wo intend
to l:iAii the melefaitor till the party is '
purged of his infectious presence, and the |
treasury i.n protected against his piratical j
Pcnnings and Clippings.
CiiTTON*.?Cotton is quoted in Charleston
at 11 to I.' cents, the latter price being only '
for a very superior article.
A Goi.d Mink.?The Kdgefichl ArfvcrtLicr I
states that Col. John Qiiattlcbaum has dib- ]
c >7cre?l a promising vein of gold on Sleepy
Creek. which will pnn out $'20 per dUm.
Suicide.?The 1'MgoficM -I'Jperliicr states
that Solomon Elonherg, of Edgefield District,
hung himself with a rope attached to the
limb of a tree, some ten days since. The unf
irtunnte creature wnsuomc 70 yours old, and
I not sound in mind.
! Sad Accident.?A little child of Mr. "Win.
Ilorton, says t' Yorkville Ktuptirr.r, was so ,
j severely scalded rocontly that it died soon nf- I
j Dkad.?lion. Mr. Geyer, an cx-C. S. Sen- 1
ator, died in St. Louis, on the 5th inst.
A Ficuting JtuoK.?A few days ago a j
| lawyer gavo an insult to the Judiro of tlm '
Court of Common Picas nt LoganSport,
j whiloon the bcnch, whereupon the Judge nt
i once got off the bench, and going into the
j bar gave the lawyer a verv severe drubbing.
| Sixtekn vs. Sixty.?A marriage roccntly
took place at Cincinnati, in which the brido
was sixteen and the groom sixty.
kim.ed hntset.r,?Wo regret to loam the
death of Mr. W. M. lielser, a member of the
State Legislature from Williamsburg Dist.
Death wok caused by an overdose of an ar.o- i
Yatxadlk.?The estimated value of the
cotton crop c.f Alabama ih $2,000,000.
Southern Pacific Haimioad.?lion. T. 11.
King has returned to Brunswick, Georgia,
and he is now addressing public audiences
in that vicinity on the advantages to be derived
from a Southern Pacific Railroad.
To itk IIanoed.?I*aac Frecland, found
guilty of the murder of Claibprn Yaughnn.
h is been sentenced to be hanged in Forsyth
O i. Oft. nn 1 ' r 4 ?M 4
~ w*aft ytiiy ?" ^Y|)I I1 IlCXt.
A Jjarge Country.?India in 2,400 m?lc? |
long, ami 2.0U0 hrond; tlic population.which !
J in equal to that of all Europe, numbers 180,"
I 000,000. Tliey speak fourteen distinct lap*
; jruages, besides numerous widely differing
| American Authors.?Tlio Edinburgh /?< I
rit'io state.-' that the largest collection of Am,
crican books in tl.o world is in tho British
Muse inn, amounting to $30,000.
j Jews in Parliament.?On tlio l">th ulf.t
Baron Mover<le Rothschild was returned a
member of Parliament for Ily tho, unopposod.
His election, with that <.F Alderman Solo[
moot, makes the third member of the Jewish
| omimiuity now in the House of Commons.
I Scarcity or Grain.?The scarcity of grain*
in many parts of Canada is said to bo such
| that the farmers will find it impossible to
j procure tho necessary seed for spring sowing,
j Poon Place foii Consumptives.?Cuba is
said to be a poor place for consumptive peoI
'in ? .
i piu. me uumuic i8ioo ucomtutuig and tho '
comforts too few for invalid)) of that class.
An Emivkvt Geoi.OOIst.?Dr. Shumnrd
has received the appointment of State geologist
of Texas. He has, in the last twelve
years, taken a leading part in the geological
survey* of Town, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Mis- j
' souri, Nebraska and Oregon.
I F.\8litynahj.e I'iskasks.?Hall's Journal of
Health affirms that disease* coine and go us .
d,? the fashions. Once everybody had the
dyspepsia, then clergyman's sore throat was
iiiu aim now, uon i every tmrd person
have some form of neuralgia.
No T.*xks.?It would seem tbftt nobody i
pays taxes in Chicago. The Democrat,
that city, lias ft supplement containing forty
seven columns of closely printed matter, rep- j
rosenting delinquents of Chicago for tho past
year. Not Jess than 13,<>00 lots ftro thus Advertised
for non-p'nyment of taxes.
A Moi>f..st Christian.?A yotrng man, a
member of nn evangelical church, advertises
in a Now York pnper for board in a plows
fuinily whore his Christian example Tronhl
ho considered a componsatioij.
Dbatit or Cait. McWii.uam*.?TlioChnr-1
icKton papers nnnouuce the death of Capt. I
Archibald McWilliami?, of that ?!ty. lie
vraa lx?rn in Ayreahirc, Scotland, in 1778, and
in 17V1") he cnmo to this country, which lias
dince then been his homo.
Tiie Population ok i?r. Loir is.? The cen
nu? of jSf. Louis, just completed. gives a to?"l !
of 135,000. of which only 07,057 nro An?"i- j
Ciiuf. The Germans number 43,S7+, tli
Irish22,013, the English 3,451 and the Front, I '
1,337. Free bJftck*, 1,072; slaves, 1,434.?
Of the latter, 1,033 arc females. ; ,
15.?? Luck am. Hound?An oujpement i
took place a few days ago at Albany, New
York, botiveeu a couple of children, aged
respcctivoly fourteen and fifteon,years. The 1
youug iionteo acuiawy provjueu niittseii wun :
ft package of arsenic, to commit suicide in
case of a discovery; but. fortunately, the,
father of the young gentleman overtook him I
ftt Utica, got possession of the poison, had j
the. girl looked up, and gave the hoy a good
Mcrpered.?A correspondent of the Ashe- '
villc Xftr-i fays that li. S. Mattock. of Mr.
con c<>. X. C.t was murdered on the 24th ult. i
by an unknown person.
Mokf. Aritic.tNi.?A letter from Texas
states that six hundred slaves from Africa
have been brought into that State within the
last few weeks, und that more are soon ex- '
Kr..u>.?The newspaper is a sermon for the ;
thong. ful. a library f>?r the poor. and a bless- I
ing to everybody. Try uure ami see.
]> istov, March 8.?There is a terrible com
motion here in relation to the removal of the '
post post office. Washington ami State streets :
are in a terrible ferment, ami an inuignatioii
meeting has been called for to-day. Tho |
excitement ia greater than at any time since
t!ie ten-cent rebellion. j
Tnk Rritisii N.wv.?Tlie T^ixlon Tim
gives the following statement of the st
navy of Great Britain: L .e-of-battlc ships,
51; blnckships, %\ frigates, ; corvettes,
13; smaller corvettes, i; mortar frigate*, 4 ;
lloating batteries. 8 ; sljops, ?7 ; ?isn vessels,
26; gunboats, 103 ; total, 330. Tlieae, w ith
her sailing vessels, number about G-30.
IIioh Prices.?Corn is selling in some
parts of Rockbridge County, Vt., at one dollar
a bushel, and oats at seventy-five cents?
the crops bust year having been a failure.
Ax Enohmocs Fjsii.?A man in Keokuk, '
Iowa, ha? an enormous fish, called the Alligator
(Jar, which was caught in the Arkansas
river, a few miles above its junction with '
the Mississippi, It is over oight feet long,
three feet in eireumferenoe, nnd weighed rising
of 300 poands when taken out of the wa- i
t0r', - ?7Mu.
YaxCV.?Hon W. L. Ynncy has gone |
to Florida, his health not hcing as'good as it j
was a month since. His friends hope that I
the mild climate of the "land ol 'flowers"
will benefit him.
OurtANizixo.?The Opposition in Mississip- i
l>i have determined to lu>ld ? <'iI
tion nnd nominate a State ticket. The lltli
day of July next is suggested 1>3' the Yicksbtirg
Whig, as the time of its mooting,
Indian's.?The whole number of Indians
at present in this country is estimated at250,IX
Mi rder at Little- Koi-k.?On the KJlh
ult., a young nun named Letter, from Georgia,
was murdered nt Littlo Hock for his uio
wj, ayiuciiiiiig ioa? man jmuuu, by un Irish- i
man nnmed Cbos. C'osgrovo; the lnttor woe
arrested, and eamo near being lynched.
A Fioutino M.wor.?The Mayor of Philadelphia
is a fighting man, evidently. lie
recently rushed into a crowd of rowdies, seized
a brickbat-throwing ruffian, and, alter
choking him judiciously, gave him into custody.
A Thmperaxcp. Man.?Smith O'Brion never
" crooks his elbow." lie politely refused
to drink their Jersey cider in New York,
stating that he had not swallowed anything
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v.. ? > 111WAHJUUUJ5 nature iur overiwcnty-Uvo
Great Sai.b or Si.aves,?A few days ago,
4.'5G slaves?men, women and children?were
Hold at auction in Savannah, (in., for tho aggregate
sum of $303,850. They aro said to
have belonged to l'icroeM. Butler, of Philadelphia.
Lakce Sru.?Tho net proceed9 of Mr. Everett's
oration at tho New York Aead?my of
Music, on Friday, after paying all expeinc?,
was $1,106.09, which Mr. Kvcrctt "ays, is
the largest sum ever received at one delivery
v? UIJJ umuuiii
'Viiat Next ??Jacob llildubrand, living
in n shnnty in Forty-fifth Htreot, near Seventh
avenue, wan arrcated Friday charged
with having killed, skinned and packed a
horao, in violation of a Cor norm inn niil!n..n
happened in New York of courso.?
Where else could it have occurred.
The Whkat Cnor.?The Cambridge (Md)
Democrat Hays much of the wheat in that
connty lias been killed by being watdiod out i
of the around l>v ihr> liomu \vi :?
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hits not been injured it looks rotnarkabl)
well, being green and an far advanced tw in
past seasons in May. The accounts of the
wheat crop are every whore promising.
F.iomsu.?Tlio Popo irt accustomed every
year to bless a sword and a pot, and Jo send
thorn to the monarch which has host deserved
thorn. Thin year, tho chosen of his II<>liuo<is
is Franci* Joseph, of Austria.
Tiir, K tonus.?It is estimated, says tlic
Washington Star, that nt least twelve hun?1rc?l
sojourners?members, their families,
gny 'birds of fashion, pnrtlo* interested in
propositions before Congross, fte.- -left
the Federal Metropolis 011 the 5th Uiatunt ?
Thoic aro also majiy left.
Crowinc.?The ceiwu* of "N<Mtl>crry yll- j
lage and Helena, as recently taken, showr the
population to he more tlmn two thousand.
Dratts Puotkstrd.-?'The Washington cor- 1
respondent of the Hultimore Anioricnn wri*
tv.?, that about ?300,rt00 Of Draft*, which '
wore expected to he paid out of the Deficion
cy in the l'o?t Offiro hill, troro-presented on
Saturday hv*t. anil hud virtually to go to pro
test, there being 110 fund* to meet tlioi'i.
A Fiuntrxn Woman.?The wife of Uoncrnl
Mirnmon, who tins lately become President
of Mexico, is paid to be a regular trump
can!. She notified her husband ?n young
ir.an of t\venty?*oveu years?that he munt
liirht his wnv into the PrnMilcntiiil chair, in
she would nut live with him.
Wii.v^ a Gun,?JuM fancy a D?hlgrOn,
l>. i hitting, with a t!|ir-tvtwo pound bull, '
the figure of a man at six miles distance! A
gun at the Norfolk navy-yanl d.?es it nine* :
toon times out of twenty. Hard to oscttpe i
t!ie pursuit of ?uch adetcctive 1
ANftTStF.it.?It is rumored, pay* the Char- ,
leHon Courier, that a literary paper is noon i
to he started in Columbia, mider able and j
? >m|>eteut management.
1U:tirki>.? Mr. Fiiluiore has been on a vis- J
it to Cincinnati. in response to a deputation 1
Of political friends, at the head of whom was j
Mr. Corwin. he said that lie had " retired j
from public life forever."
New VosmrvtCE.?A new I'ostnfTice has
Iven e-'ablishbd in Anderson district, called
' Five Forks," and Joseph C. Eaton appoints
it mm <1 . ..! .. !->' - .1
iiu-4i~ihk.? jiii' .'i.uioii iNur fuyti mm on
tie *Jfith ult., in a fracas between ft. Kuril
and II. KfgoiJ, th# latter wan stabbed in the
no k ami died in a few minute*. Ford is at
large. g ^
Hkmarkaui.v: Kscavk from DruavsI
Nil?li-fif.iTY <?K 111 h 11**5.?Wcworo informed
by a citizen of our District, on
?.)iulav lust, of a most remarkable csenpe
un drowning of Mr. llobert Anderson,
wife, two children and sister. The circumstances,
as related to us, arc as follows
:?. 1 hhrril/r /in ?tirr.
Mr. Robert Anderson, a citizen of our
District, his wile, two children and sister,
left home on Saturday last for the purposo
of visiting the father of Mr. A., C?pt.
(Jcorge Anderson-, of Laurens District, nnd
while crossing Saluda, immediately above
Capt. Anderson's mill, one of the horses
attached to tho carriage was suddenly attacked
with " Blind Staggers," nnd fell
overboard, nearly upsetting tho carriage.
My some means the forrynmn, in tho general
scufllc to extricate the animal, lost hi
pe'o and Wi.s thereby unable to govern the
boat, which cOtmncnoed drifting mpidly?
the river being considerably -swollen?towards
the dam. Mr. Anderson, seeing
there was no alternative but to go over tho
dam, gathered his two children nnd jumped
into tho pond, instructing his wife and
sister to do the same, which they did.-?
Mr. A. succeeded in getting safely ashore
with his charge, but his wife, not so fortunate,
washed over the dam and was in a
manner drowned, when she was rescued by
a negro who obtained a canoe nnd went to
her relief just in time to save life. She
was unconscious when first taken from the
stream, but after some time revived, nnd i?
doing Well. The young lady, the sister of
Mr. A., fortunately, at least in this case,
was bettor prepared for the emergency than
her sister-in-law, by having on a.lioop skirt,
which, wo indcrstand, so completely cupported
her that she Muffored very little from
the Occident, more than a slight wetting.
She, however, after floating about for some
time, was taken into the boat by tho ferryman,
in which she remained until it passed
over the darn, which feat it performed with
perfect safety, drugging the dead horse,
which was drowned by falling overboard,
AVe regard this a most remarkable escape,
and should be a warning to those who
neglect to detach their horses when driven
into flats. It is also one of the strongest
arguments we have seen in favor of the
hoop, which in this instunco served us an
excellent substitute for a life-preserver.
Catskrof Kkhtii.ity.?In a letter to
the New York Farmer's Club. Prof. S. W.
Johnson, of the Yalo College says :
' Tlic labors of chemists, to discover
positively all the cnuaos of the fertility of
soils, have not yet met with conclusive success.
The mechanical structure of soil is
of primary importance. Naked rock
prows lichen?ti e same rock crushed into
coarse grains, grows a much higher order
of vegetable?pulverized fine, ceroids grow
in it. Geology, chemistry, botany, phpsiology,
meteorology, mechanics, hydrodynamics,
heat, light and electricity, arc all intimately
combined in the grand process of
1- -- -
. - v.w... ? IICIO 111 u Oil IIHUMS 111 our
KnHtorn States, which, without manure
yield inengre crops of ryo nnd huokwlmat;
but there aro .sandy soils in Ohio, which
without innnure yield nn avorago eighty
bushels of Indian oorn en aero, and haye
yielded it for twenty to fifty yenrs in unbroken
succession, tho ingredients of theso
soils being by chcniica) Analysis tho
samo. At prcuont no difference is known
between them, oxcept the coarser. *ss of the
particle*?"the first boin? coarse, while the
Ohio sand is an exceedingly fino powder.
The powor of soils H attract and iinbide
inoisturo and oxygen, was well shown by
Hchubler, of Uott'on, 80 years ago. Of 18
J!lT. i --H ? * * '
uiiiric-ni miiiH,riunr[/? nna noBorncu in Tinrty
flays, 11,0U0 quiirtH of oxygon and no
moisture, while humus absorbed 18 of oxygon
?nd 120 of moisture.
KxlntAOitniNAUY (faowTii.?Tho gnrd.
icr of the Agri-horticultural Society, of
Indian^, gives oh instance of tho extraordinary
growth of tho bamboo. The shoot
was planted in la?t? &"<! in four months
attained tho height of forty-fivo feet nnd a
width of -twenty-two in?lies. The. nlaut
imwt havo grown tho>?!.;th of an inch ftiihont,
a speed nenrfy, if not quite, visible to a
W -f - - - -v. >
Tun Fpeakkk'h Faukwki.l.?At 12
M.) on I'VuIuy, 4tli iimi., the House adjourned,
after the following vulcdlct<)ry of
Mr. Speaker Orr.?
.Gentleman of the House of Representatives?The
hour has arrived when our relations,
personal and*political, are to be severed.
I congratulate you on the eousuniination
of much of the legislation neeessa
i> iu iKiiiiiiu.iii.'i nun iiuvvniuit'iit niuiuuv
1 cm brace this, the lnnt occasion on which
[ shall have the honor to address you from
this chair, to make my grateful acknowledgments
for the uniform courtesy and kindnew?
you have extended tome as your Presiding
Officer. Difficult ami trying as has
been the position, its labors have been greatly
diminished by the cordial support you
have so generously given me. The dignity
and decorum that have marked your deliberations
will compare most favorably with
i- .. - _1 . ? _ ? ?* - * ? I
imy <n Y"?r pruucwcH^or* ; n> nun tiici I mtributc
whatever of success I limy have attained
in thin chair.
The votoof thanks which von have offered
me givcS nic awutrancc thnt my administration
has L><vii nccciitiililn t<? vnn ntwl
for that I thank you. L have, throughout
my term, sought most earnestly to do exact
and f il justice to individuals, parties,
and sections, and if I have failed in the pu pose,
through error or prejudice,-1 now
crave your pardon.
Trusting, gentlemen, that our dclibcrations
here may realize for this great Uenub- .
lie the most prosperous development of all
its immense resources, and invoking njx
' you through life, the richest blcwdng of
1 kind Heaven, 1 bid you farewell, and pc|
form my last official act by declaring the
Thirty-tifth Congress at an ?'id.
[Jioud applause in the naileries and o:?
the floor, and soon afterwards the hall was
| deserted.]?XiiliOHut IulfUiijenrtr.
Ahkiv.w, of Tiik ls.miki,.- -The 1'nij
ted St s mail steamship IsaM, G'apt. Tit |
tie, arrived at this port at eleven o'clock on
Saturday night, from Havana and Key
West. Shcbiiugs Havana dates to February
JJy the arrival of the steamer (iir.nadr?
at Havana on the 0th, we have news from
ABpnnTiill to .March o.
The formidablerevolution in Chili which
commenced in the province of Copinifcny
lluc.-co, .in the North, was extended to
Taleu, in tlio South. The movement had
hecoine fjuitc serious. Society at Vulpar.iiso
vrtis alarmed and unensyat its approach
and the government was orcanizimr troom.
r f r-r
j Doii Mnmtcl Montt, President, Ion) been
invented with dictatorial powers. The newn
: from Keundor is favorable to the speedy
termination of the war with Peru. (!unynquil,
the principal port of Ecuador, w:i?
in ii .state ? f blockiu'o :?t Inst amounts.?
Kroin the other South American republics
therein no news of importance.
From California, tho news is not of eomi
manding in?pcntntiee. In the Legislature,
Mr. Street has presented a resolution asking
that the United States (.Jovernnient should
establish a protectorate over Mexico, in indemnity
of impending reclamation and for
reparation for past outrages, which was ro;
feiied to the committee on Federal JIqIm
! tions. Another resolution whs presented
i by the name gentlemen, risking Congress to
tike steps for the acquisition of Cuba.-?
Nothing new from the mines..
The (J. S. Marshall at Key West had
arrested the crew of a brig, name unknown,
run ashore on the Florida liccf, supposed
to have been a shiver, and that they landed
a cargo of negroes on the Cuba const and
then rim for the, Florida reef, where they
ran her ashore and :vido iheir way to Key
West. When arrested, they wore on the
eve of departure for Havana in the Isabel,
h portion nnvinj* paiil rue passage ntonoy
at the ageut.s olHcc.
[_ (Uiitrhtfon Mfrrur//.
IIcMieibK in Kdurkibi.d.?A correspondent
of rho Augusta Dispntcli, writing from Kdgefield,
on tlie 10th instiiut, relates the following:
" A most Inmontnhln affair came off near
the Hod Ouk drove Chnrvh. in this district,
yesterday morning, nt K o'clock n. in. I^evi
l(. Mi-Daniel wits killed by thrco hall* i'trm!
I>y John II. Judos,(a well digger,) from u
"The wholo neighborhood ha? wineo been
the acouoof intoiifieoscitemenK Thocviilem-O
in 8ul)8tanc.e, w?.?, tlmt there having been nu
ohl feud between them for teveral months,
and havine inot in ?1ia rrmil- ? >?*
I said lio could whip Jones, and got oft' hi*
horse and palled off hi? uo&t. and made ?,?
Junes, whereupon Join's tired thr?? tuiien,?*
The deceased walked nUmi thirty yards, fell
nnd expired in u few moments. Tho verdict
of tho coronor'o inquest is, that Levi II. MeDnnicl
enmo to his death from tlic effect?
of pistol hrtlls fired by tho hand of John llk
Jones. Jones is uot arrested up to this time.''
IlAitn on tiik. Poctorh.?Mr. Harris,
the United Ht?te? Consul at .Japan, rccontly
hail a spell of niokucss at Jcddo, con.
ocrning which he writes as follows*;
"Tho Km), tor nod tho Council oftflate
mnnifoKted tho grcntflsi an$wy during nt^r
illness, anil showed a marked solicitude fu*
I my recovery. Ilia majesty daily seAt itio
; klnfl message.*, with presorts of fruit, nr.
! vottroot, fto. also sent down two of his
! bent P*'j ,-sicians from Jeddo to attend m<\
to tho Court, and on tho receipt thereof a
bulletin to tho effect that I could not r? ?
covor, the Ktnpcror isaucd an order to therti
to onro mo,.and they wero nl?o informed
that tho safety of their heads depended 6n
i my reoovory. I oannot sufficiently thank
j fchcKo dootom for their unwearied attention
I to mo. Night and day on? of thorn was
! always fit iny bed side, and thoy tdiuwcd nil
the gentleness and tenderness of a woman
in their trcatmont of me."
jxrt r/AiUAUitUlNAKY INCIDENT.-?Tho
IIn ton Rougo (jovrcapondent of tho l)cltn
says thot on tho Monday cvoniojr, the day
uftcr the dUoator to tho ?tenm$r JPiioocw,
ao infant nbout neven mouths old, wal? picked
up in tho rivor, at Mf. Pentaton'a plantation,
below the sccn?r of, tho explosion,
Hoating, with a lno preserver made fast ,t6
it It woaalivo, and is now in a. healthy
condition, having been- ddftwd to t($