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KKOWER COC It 1 Kit.
ROB'T. A. THOMPSON, Editor.
Tl'.'.I]>or ittufffiii, in ji?lv:?noo. If
1? *ym -nt In; <lel ivunfit after tlie expiration of
tlie year. ^j.OO For >ix muiitlnt, " "> cent.i, in
A?lv?riimoment< Inserted at llie u.^iia' rate*.
1MCKEXS C. If., S. (\:
Saturday Morning, October 8, 1859.
n-?j Oj'Liml uildUloll h* <HI tVtClJ to the
various now iulvurti.-t,ui'*nts in this number.
A lamentable nocidont ocfurreil in Franklin
r unity, Ua.. Oil tliC Ufttli lilt. Two persons
J AMKi M VllKUHV ".ll'l W. M\IIKItltV. 1l!8
uncle?-wore out turkey hunting, when tlic
latter shot the former by in-'-i'lciit. sunposin^
mm in tne tnicUet to bo a turkey. The wound
was si> serious tliiit J \s. M uu.uav is supposed
to be dead. x
ra >nllily period was rounded to a point
on M unlay but, ami brought with it it largo
number of visitors. A large ipinntity of land
\vai sold at reasonable prices. The Table
M Hintain li >tel passed into the ownership of
Mr. James Ki;ir:i.
M >re thau ono unfortunate debtor, who
Ji ill h"c;i " writte I to Court," was worming
the law, preparatory to the struggle with the
hoartle.s creditor at the Court aforesaid.?
"We have a:i aeo iunt of the oatlis, terrible in
?^.icinuiivc win great in nutiiocr, that were
onco uttered in Flanders, but tlioy woro not
perhaps ;v " oii'Cnmstaneo" to what we liston?
I to, the victim being incite.I thereto by an
undue prop >rtion of " rc?l eye."
Our farming friends interchanged salutations
of respect and friendship, and discusscd
the prospects of a favorable fa'!, and the seed"
i-ig of wheat. The latter an interesting subject
of tmpiiry and investigation.
W'o were glad to see less drunkenness than
usual. Why do we have so much of it on
public occasions? Is it conducive of good
results ? I.ot the truth answer.
D^ath of a Venerable Ladv.
We pen with siucorc regret. thu death of
Mrs. Cat.i wrt.vE I.'kaiu, relict of tlic late John
'.Jraig. which occurred near this place, on the
12 J ill tilt. M/s. Citvi? was. in sonic respects,
u re 11 likable woman. Iter great ago. (she
hoiug nhjut ninety-two at the time of her
death.) invostel her presence with ehorished
iiiO:n >rio?, linking the pa?t with the present.
Iter re ;d lection of Revolutionary history nnd
i icideuts in i le her an object of great intero<t,
whilst Iter sterling qualities and womanly
virtues commanded the respect, and won
i io esteem oi tliose who wore host i\c<(tniiit
to 1 with hor. Jiut it was as the wife, mother
ami christian that she exhibited tltoso in*
c >tnparable traits of character n-.-'st prized
l>y the virtu ins an I good. I lor life, long
nod oho-piorcd, witnessed hor country's do
livoranoo from tyranny and misrule* ami an
cntranco upon tlio pleasures of peace and
tlio c:\joym mt of liberty and the protection
of the citizen. 1 lor example in vy well bo
treasuro I, as a bright and shining light, to
g-iide tlio fiotsteps of tlio daughters of the
present day, and of their sex from thoin do
8.:0ii'Iin Tiio family have oar sympathies
i:i their groat bsrc.ivoinont.
Mm. A \ kindly send-* us a largo ear
of eoni, grown on upland. It measures four
t in-Y'i in length and abmt nine in cirvimfereneo.
Wo presume u > gentleman will
]i i s > utig illant us to exhibit a larger car even
sh-mid In1 have one, which wo arc very much
incline d to .1 mht.
Mr. G.v\rr, residing on Mr. J. M. Kzm's
place, has finvardol to us the largest corn
utalfc we oversaw, with two goml ears thereon.
A friend here remarks that a stalk grew
i i thi district this year, which measured
thirteen feet to the ear! The article prodice
1, wash ml.1 say, sulforel but little for
the want of rain.
We have transferred to these columns from
our Spartanburg cotcinporary an article on
this (subject which meets our hearty approval.
The life and public services of Col. Onii
- * ?* ? * .
niv >iu;iwivi| Willi II iruilliui IiailU, I1UU will
met with a warm response from his numerous
friends in this district. C >1. On it has
filled with ability anil singular aptness every
oflico to which he has been elevate 1, ami ho
is by lung odds our first choice for the IVesi*
?lency. With Gen. Jos. Lank, of Oregon, on
thotiokol as Vice I'residont. we liavo every
reason for belioving that the democratic party
will be .successful in the great contest of
ISO It will be a.struggle for our existence
us a nation, and every patriot should buckle
on his armor for tlio fight. Lift us preserve
the I' lion, with tho Constitution, it' jv>s*ihlo.
Vailing in this, lot is have u Southern confederacy.
In this connexion, tho Charleston Convention
forces itsolf upon our ntteiition. Conventions
in tv he uhusc'I, but that they cft'oet
much good is fjnite us apparent. Wo nr?*(
..p...... ..c ?i.~ oi.i. i..!? ?
? ??> VIiiiu, in ui inu i^iuiu uuiug roproWMifcd
in it, and shall urge the appointment
of delegates from this district, to a State convention,
at the proper time.
Hovir ?on Kaiti.ts.?Judge L'.ngstreet, in
hi* now novel of Win, Mitten, puhli< hing
now in the Sin/hern Field and h'iraUh', very
It was a common remark of Doctor Wadd<
I, " show n?e a 's>y with a horse, dog, and
jjun, and 1 II allow you ahoy who will never
(ionic to any thing." Wo can look hack
through the vista of fifty yearn, and wo cannot
noinl to the man. livinor or <Io:k1 wliosn
history disproves llio rem uric. Wocan jx>4i?t
to many in verification of it.
New I'atknt.?John Wilson, of Anderson,
Jniw fbceived ii patent for improvement in
The Chesnut DinnerTlic
complimentary dinnor to our diatinHoi.-hcd
Senator, Col. Ciinssir, passed ofl' in
handsome *tvle. Cs?l. Ciiksnvt's tfpeoch lias
readied n?, ami wo have liurrio Ily read it.
Our impressions do not altogether follow the
I channel into which our friend of the Journal
has fallen, which article wo publish.
1 111* Sk\" V'fol* i.pnnnrtilrf in n of v\ i-rli? C. ?* *% ? v?l
... ? vtlll.^lltiva tllMU
ni'iilust way to the consideration of tlie quos.
tions before bim. and gives Ins views and impressions
with conciseness an.I marked ability.
Ho is decided in bis opinions, and conservative
in bis principles.
The entire press of tlic State, though divided
in sentiment on the political questions of
the day, applaud the speech. We intend to
transfer it to our columns that our readers
inny decide for themselves.
have the pleasure of welcoming the
Charleston (.'outi>-r to our table greatly on
I larged nuil clothed in now nuil becoming
I dress. This journal is one of tiie largest, as
' well as handsomest in tho State, lis ilovo.
tion to tho commercial ami industrial inter|
ests of tllo State should insure fur it a wide
circulation. It is ]iublishcd daily and tri.
weekly, by A. S. Wii.mnoton Co., Charleston.
The daily is !?! n year; the tri-weckly $"i.
I The " iS uithcrn Field and Fireside." nul>
! lis ho'1 at Aiigusiti, Gh., 1'v uases Csaussnek,
' K-"|., at S;! per annum, is tho best literary
! paper in tho country. Try it, ami thou you
! will agree with us.
Mi:lv.cnnn will case, as we learn from
j the Lancaster goes up to Hie Court of
Common lMeas, upon an appeal from tho (Incision
of tho Ordinary of that district. lie
decided adversely to the instrument.
A largo new freight engine lms hcen put
i on the (. roenville & Columbia railroad, called
j tho "J. N. Wliitner;" so called in honor
of the Judgo.
lien. .Scott has boon ordered to San Juan
I to protect Amsrican interests. Tito British
governor had tin prisoned some American citizens
for alleged infringements on the > ghts
and territories of the Hudson Hay company.
The news from Kuropc is unimportant.
I The Mexicans arc still quarreling and fight\
ing among themselves, without anybody beI
ing badly hurt.
At a fair recently at Albion. X. Y., a canal
! bridge fell, precipitating many into the water,
and drowning more tlmn 18 person*.
Tlic editor of the Soii/Zurn (Columbia)
(ittm'tfwi*, speaking of the crops and the see.
tion of country through which he has been
I passing, says:
" I have scon some fine crops, nn<l I take
sincere pleasure in chronicling all improve.!
moots, agricultural and mechanical, but upon
j the whole the prospect is far from eiteourng|
ing. Our hums are much exhausted, and
badly worn. Renovation of the soil seems to
; lie incompatible with strenuous cultivation
of cotton. 1 have met many persons who are
1 preparing to leave the State, and others who
' are desirous hut not yet ready to remove to
' the West. Our lahor is fast leaving us.?
1 Negroes command too high a price to be reI
tained on many of the farms and plantations
I have seen this summer. We cannot keep
! thorn in vin??? ??f ?!..? ...I.! .i.
. ...v .. ..v. V, ... HIV. |>i II.UO WHICH 111 IMI
| wh ican make fi*??in ton to fifteen heavy haj's
J of cotton to the 11:i11<I, ami from AO toT*? busnj
ols of corn to tin: acre. ami nil with less labor
I than wo use?can afford to give. They are
' going, ami soon will much more rapidly go
, t > the rich lands of Mississippi, Arkansas.
I, iiiisiana ami Texas, 1 lament the depletion
that is going on. The question of labor supi
ply is destined in a lew years to conic up in
a shape that cannot bo evaded. It will havo
to be met fairly and considered maturely."
Wo arc; indebted to Col. Our for a copy of
the I'.itorit 0flico lloport for 1S">7. This vol1
time is devoted to agriculture. lie has our
iIi-ioL'u r? -
tui i l?V PxtlllUi
Tur. Kf.vtockv Mn.i.io.v.utts.?The late
Ildiert Wiokliffe was a native of Virginia,
: mid emigrated to Kentucky a p ?ur unlettered
b>y. llo commenced his career as a day la*
b >vor at fifty cents a'lav, became an eminent
lawyer, ami was the largest capitalist in
Kentucky at the time of his death, his property
bcinff estimated at f-nir millions.
I 1*1..1 i? ....I i. il i i - >
. .../ > uuuvaii mi i-U'L iCIHiVI IVI U| iUI',
\Vi*:k 1 iir?j that, as a laborer, lie was noted for
I his faithfulness, his industry, ami the amount
of work which he could perform. At the
whipsaw he wan unequalled, and on many
occasions ho out down the timber and split
i out live hundred rails a day. In the palmiest
days of his popularity and wealth he never
I ceased to boast of his achievements as a la,
borer, lie studied law w hile a laborer, et
night, by the liglit of the fire, and when first
! admitted to the bar he gave but small promise
i of attaining the positiou which lie aftorward*
A (tllll.TY CoXSUIKSCK.?GlIC of tllO finest
passage* ever littered l\v Mr. Webster, was in
viiuHciitioti of tlie authority of conscience ami
of providence, on u trial for murder i
' The guilty soul cannot keep Its own secret.
It is false to itself. It labors under its guilty
possession, and knows not what to do with i?.?
! Tlio human heart was not made for t lie resiI
deuce of siu-li an inhabitant, it finds itself
i preyed upon by a torment whivh it does not aeI
kliiiwli'<l<'e Id (Inil nr mnn A viilimn <1.?
' vouring it, ami it onnitoi n?k any sympathy or
J assistance, either from Heaven or earth. Tlic
secret wliioli llie murderer possesses soon comes
to possess liim; ami, like tlic evil spirit, of
! which we. read, it ovorcomtM liim, and lends li'nn
i whithersoever it will. lie feels it beating to
j iiis heart?rising to hi* throat?and demanding
disclosure, ife thinks the world sees it in his
i face, nn I almost hears its workings in the si'
fence of his thought*. It betrays his discroj
lion?it break* down his courage?it compters
j liia prudence. IVIion suspicion from ^without
I begins to embarrass him, and the net of circumstances
to entangle him, the fatal secret struggles
with still greater violence to burst forth.
It nin^l he confessed?it will he confessed;
there is no refuge from confession but snicido?
and suicide is confession."
Go it, Dennett.?James (Ronton Dennett,
Ksq., has taken a premium of fivo dollars for
' Rome punkius " ho exhibited at the State
I Fair, one of which wtsighc'4 150 pomula J
Pennings and Clippings.
Cotton.?This nrUdc in commanding 11 to i
12 couts per lb. in Clinrlorton.
Soctu Caroi.ixa Com,bus.?Tl?u_6'irof?/<i- I
an s:\ys tluit tlie cxervisos of this institution
wore resinned on Monday last. l^wfoasorH
ami student;} wore alike nriitmtfc in tlMiir nl- i
! Savannah Vai.i.bv Railroad.?The next i
1 annual meeting of the stockholder* of the
Sa vannaii Valley Kail road will he held at
Calhoun's Mills, on the od Wednesday in
I November next.
Death or a Vktkkas Soldier.?Colonel :
John Duval, who hud represented .Scott conn- '
; ty, Kv., for many years, in the Legislature
of that Stato, died there 011 tlieTth inst. lie '
! was a captain in tho war of 1S12, nml served
! a campaign under (ton. Harrison.
L.xtkh from Vexkzcki.a.?An arrival from
j Vonezucla, at Now York, state* that affairs
there wore unchanged. Several battles had
been fought, in which tlie Federalists wore
! successful, but the government forces had
gained l.aguayra. (.Son. l-'lores had gained a j
complete victory over the government at liar- |
| I'kns.? Pons, lirst made of rpiills, appeared i
1 in (?:? "?. The "gray goose <pull " has tlour- j
ishod for a long time !
IlKilir.vi.ftin'.?T!ie reporter of the London
Xnr.i, describing the "(Srcat Kastern's'' |
i departure, says she " coyly wallov ' mi her j
i liijuul coiitilj. ami glide.1 away forever from
j the scenes of her potentous infancy.
Slmudk.?Maj. Clinpnmn, I'. S. A., com- j
niitted suicide by cutting his throat, at F.>rj
tre.<3 .Monroe, Usiltimoro.
Lack or Consciknck.?Lamartine, in one
( of his articles, written since the Revolution j
! of' IS, declared that the ul defect in French !
1 character, which made a permancirt French |
I II I IT - - -II >
; itupiiuuc uil)iossil>lC, was HICK Ot Conscience. '
j Kntkki'RISINU Women.?In the town of
! Pckin, X. V., iesides Samuel Jioberts, with
his wife >Sulina, and their four daughters.?
. They occupy a farm of a hundred noreu, the j
I work of which, such as plowing, logging. 1
j planting, hoeing, taking euro t?f teams. Are.- j
I has, during tiie last year, boon performed l?y 1
| the mother and daughters. The eldostdaugh- j
| tor. aged eighteen, plowed '20 acres, and one
of the young sisters dragged in the grain.
Kr.Krico L'naxivoi\si.v.?Lieut. Mowry's
election as delegate iVom Arizona was unan!
imous. Out of 3,000 votes it is not known
! that even one was against him.
A Vf.rv Drv Nlusk.?The Ktigl'udi papers
state that the nurse of an opulent family, in ,
London, who rendered her account-annually i
for little nursery etceteras, among other :
things, put down the modest sum of $l,7<"?0 |
fill* llflUtil onanifn H?a jiI.'I.Im/*.*
.w. ?v w lvilliuiuii ^ llll,
Tiikin Xlmuers.?There arc said to be at
present in the world about one hundred ami :
| twenty-one thousand mormons. Kighty-tliroc i
thousand live in Utah, of whom four thousand
: six hundred and seventeen have sixteen
' thousand five hundred wives.
(ioi.u Flowers.?The inhabitants of Paris |
h ive recently presented the Mispress Kugo- j
1 nio two supcrh vasos of gold weighing ISO
! ounces. They contain dowers of crohl. each
j emitting an odor similar to tlie natural one of
! the flower which its form represents.
Vkkv I.cckv.?The Diikc of Argylc thinks
highly of Mrs. II. 11. Stowc?thinks *hc can'1
he spoiled, hut the Duk? d >es not approve of
a woman appearing on a platform in public,
unless she is going to ho hanged, when, he <
says, "it is unavoidable."
Tin: IIkhrku* Ykar.?Tho llohrtevt yetif |
ommenciMOii the 2'Jthof September, instead j
of 1st of January*
lii iii i'hicks*?i no r.lgnew .hlrfrfufr j
says tImt negro m mi have recently sol.I in
t'.iiit market at ?2,000 apiece. ami women proportionately
high. I'lantcrs from, I. misiana,
who kn ?w the value of negroes, were the
Havauks or Cuoi.bra.?'TUo cholera has
carried off 1,0'MJ persons in Hamburg this
snminer, U00 in July. It has raged seriously
in the Duchies of .Mecklenburg; one lit- j
tie town of 2,~?00 inhabitants has been ul- j
most depopulated. j
A I'kri kcf " Hiiick."?The use of the term
' brick," as applied to good fellows, probably
originated from a classic story related in l'lutarch,
where, Agesilaus says, ' There are
tlie walls of Sparta, and every single man is
A (In... 1>....... II ?
41 wur,.n k\.\*K .\l, i uz> ISIft Kit.?|III1(\
convicted in Now York of swindling a governess,
a la Lc&sio, wua sentenced on Monday
t > five years imprisonment, lie made a gr?n* j
dilo<(uent speech to the Court, in which ho j
quoted Scripture, and declared himtsclf ns
"innocent as an angolthe hardhearted
i judge thought otherwise.
Homicide?The Ilayncville, Ala., C'hronirlr.
snys that a diffieu'ty occurred near Helicon,
Lowudoscounty, on the night of the 17th
inst., between John Mitchell and John A.
l'etrie, at the house of the latter, which rc0iilt?d
in the death of Mitchell.
Tokcv in' Trochi.e.?Anthony IhiruB, of
i fugitive tdave notoriety, having l>eerr called :
| to the pastorate of a colored 11aptist church
' in Indianapolif, is threatened with the penalties
of tlie " Black law " of that State, if he
! accept the call.
Fkvk.k.?Yellow fever rftg<y? at. llrownsvillo
and alonir thn llio (Irnmle fur tiumv mil?d
Sai? Honeymoon.?W. W. \Yoaton, who
wns killc<| rcoontly nt UopkinHVillo, Ky., ill i
nn nflYuy growing out of polulos, was i nntivo i
of Mcinphic, Tonn., nn?l hoon married
only two months, to a d.inyhlcr of t lio I Ion.
J. W. VaJv*vroo?!, of Kewtuvty.
A Kia.si.so Tim.u,.?A trial b*8 just terminated
in Ktigliind, resulting in establishing ft
law relative to kidding. Agentlenan undertook
to kiss n Iiitly becuu^o she r.nid lie
couldn't. A tustle ensued, both foil on the
lloof, ;md in the incleo she bit the man's iiosj
off?'but did not get kissed. IIo brought suit
for damages. mill tlio court ruled (lint a mini >
has no right to run any such a risk with liis
,??^..i ... ..-i? i - '
.wi?iiu iiuiu>> iiu whs wining to stand j
what "Jamaica might come from such a trial '
Tiik r.oMHiv St it i k r. (< s.?'L'ho llrioklnyers'
Association in New York ln*;t last Thursday, (
ami adopted niensures t? assist their fellow- j
cruftsmon now on the strike in London. They :
propose to raise $15,000, and ?~>00 have ol- I
ready been subscribed, leaving just 14,500
to lie raised.
A Lino Swim.?A <lng, the property of
Mr. Owen Henley, Pros poet Hill, Galway,
Ireland, either jumped ??r was thrown over- j
luard at sea from u steamer, 20 miles from
land. In the course of tlic next day the poor
animal reached homo in safety.
W.ad ?Or. J. 1*. llarrott, n worthy ninl '
respected citixcn of Abbeville, dit^J reoenth
in that district.
An ot>n CitAt.i.rnui:.? Mr. William Harding,
of Cincinnati, offers to back Hcnjamiu j
Smith, also a resident of Cincinnati, ojjed SO '
years, to run a foot raeo with any man in tho j
worid of a similar a^?i. one .;r tv.*? hundred '
yards, for the sum of'^'i.lMIO. !
I>r.\i?.?(Sen. K. II. Wheeler, n;;ed sixty j
years. and Ordinary nml Clork of the Court
of Marion district for thirty-throo years, died
suddenly on the "1th nit.
Tiiikvin'u,?\Y. J. Line, Jr., Clerk of the
Fulton (X. Y.) Hank; lias stolon from that 1
Hank the round sum nf&tiO. !
A N* >rr.!> DiTM.tiT.?The greatest modern j
duellist died recently in Paris. M. Chwjuart.
Out of thirty duels he fought during his life* j
he was worsted ninoand-twcti'y times, and j
only once sueeee led in wounding his adver- |
sary, his very host friend, with whom ho had ;
quarreled on some frivolous pretext.
Suiciok.?>ieo. Crutchiield, in prison in
uii;uiiu vtiuuijr, ?>;?., lor (110 UlUriler Ot IIIS
wife, committed auicidu ou tlie 20th ult., hy
cutting his throat.
kitkct ok tiik aurou.i boueams.?a young
laly, aged about sixteen, of considerable in- _
telli^cnce ami prepossessing appearance, is I
now residing with tlie sheriff of Ottowa eoun- 1
ty, 111., preparatory lo her removal to the
lunatic asylum. She became insane fr.un
viewing the aurora borealis short tiinoag'i. '
which she was in luoel to believe, betokened
the approaching end of the world. j .
Car.w or tiik (Jrbat Kastkkx.?It is stated !
that tlio crow of the steamship (.Jreat Kaslurn i
will consist of 00 able h?nlie-l seamen, 90 sc.i- J 1
tnen riggors, 200 caginoors an?l fireman, (
steward's staff 100?making, with ufTL-ers, I
about ;>00, j c
hircKV lYtun \sk.?An ancient house in 1
Now Orleans recently passed into the posses- ,
sinn of a ohareoal seller, who has found a pile
of Spanish tlou!>!o)i?s under the floor in on?> ! |
of tho room*. The sum found is reported to '
lie a!>"?ut $10,000.
Till-'. llivvrii llnTini'T _vi. >'
- ' ? muiw tov mm:*
teen division* of tlic " Sons of Temperance " j ;
in York district.
Dkai>.?Leigh limit, tiic author, died in
L union, the 28th, in the loth year of his ago. j ;
L.wv.?The Postmaster General decides
that a pen or pencil mark, ma le for the pur- j
pose of attracting the eye to :i particular ar- ;
.v- ...?-r i
viviiv: ill iu |>rimiMi m:uicr, UOCS Hut '
subject matter to letter postage, as is insisted
on by soino postmasters.
Sil\Rt'.?- A Xov York pnpor says ' that a
very groat business is done in neck tins" i:t
that city. Certainly not half so groat ns there
ought to be, says the Louisville Joinn il.
Si'ecci.ati ve mjv.?The loading sensation-preachors
of the day?such as H-echer, '
Spnrgcon, IVirkor, Chapin. etc.??ar?s said to ;
make from iivo thousand to twenty thousand
d dlars si year. Tlicy rire engaged in preach- ,
ing what may ho called " speculative theolo- j
gv in fact, the speculation would do credit !
to Wall street.
The Oi.ur.sT Ciiurcii in America.?It was j
built in I0c*l, in the town of ilingnt.in, Mas- j
sachusotts, and is occupied as a place of wor- .
ship. Tho bell-rope hangs down in the u>id* [
die of tin houso; whore it was placed in '
oruer mat '.no oeu inig'H no rung nutantly
to give alarm of any sml l<vi Indian incursion. ;
11 at j i.v tiie West.?-Kits are bee lining |
an unendurable |>ost to the farmers.in llii- i
iiitis. In Salino county the o>rn crop has
-siiflf?jro?l seriously from tlicir depredations.?
In other counties they are equally as numor- j
ous. entering the cornfield* in swarm*, and
threatening them with entire destruction. j
Tiib I'kesidbn'cv.-t? Tlio Cluuitbersburg I
(Pa.) Villi*!/ Spirt/ raises the mono of .Judgo |
DiiiuK, tne /atornoy ucneral or tlio l uilo l
Stales, to the hoail of ita e dnsns for the l>omocratio
nomination at Charleston, ami advo* i
catos his selection in a strong o<lituriul.
A lliur.oi.'d Pakaok.vimi.?.Mr, Samuel J
Hawkins living in Mt. Crawford, Hock
in^hatn county, Va., shot an enormous hull
nnako a few days nj;o, about a iniic from '
Ml. Crawford, in what in known as Cedar !
ltid^o The Miake, says the Register, |
wan eleven feci in length, iiik! its body Was j
over a foot in circumference. It wan in
pursuit ot' a yotjnpror brother of Mr. I lawkius,'
making n kind of bellowing none, peculiar
to thU f'^p?|itj when it w.tsnhot.*?Its
teeth were an inoh in lonutli. ThoiMJ
uingulnr reptiles nro ftcftrue in this country,
thi*? being the ft I'm t one urc have heard of.
A MAN went to a judgo to bo riunliftcd
ror mi oiiic<\ ffiild lio " hold up your . ,
I'll Hwcnr you -r hut nil creation \
gouldn't qualify you." I;
: ?- -tj. - ?=*rr ~f- tt W s
From the Spartauburg Kx|iros?.
Hon. James L. Orr?The ' 'f>i and the ,
Tho Press of thv country on icjgfnning
to urgo with ac:?1 the cluiins of different
Statesmen for tho noiiiinntiuit of tluv-Chiiiv j
leston Convcution. Tho interoat in this
subjoot ib not eoiitiiicd to tho Prova?it ox
tend* to the people sit liirjie, especially in
many of tlie Southern States. Indeed it
is quite time tlint interest in this subject
should be manifested. A few months only
and the Charleston Convention will be eon- !
The dangers betokened by the signs *?f
the times, are neit' er few nor trivial. The :
division which meat ens the Democratic,
Party, in which alone lws heretofore been
found safety for the rights of the South, j
instead of receding scetns approaching.? j
Tiio most skillful piloting only can save the j
Democratic Partv from disintegration, mid :
the South from imminent peril. Wo be-i
lievo, however, there is conservatism ,
enough left in these I'nited States to put |
the Ship of State once more upon the i
riirht track, if t!f ('lturlf*l<m Con cent ion 1
xltnnl'l innnntnh' //<? fin/lit Htiin. That
man should bo one who lias sco.li years and
.service enough tochnstoii the fiery ardor of
youth, yet young enough to be t'reo Irom
the enfeebling timidity of ' J'l/i/i/i'tiu !
that man should be wiso in counsel and
hold in action ; he should be o- known to
the whole country, and acoeptaole to the
conservative, constitutional, law-abiding of ,
all sections?-one whoso opposition would t
bo as stern against " Nigger-Stoalors" and
" 11 ighcr-Ijaw" advocates of the tmuth as
of the North. And tliuugh we know that
more locality does not nuke the man, vet. ;
we think, inasmuch as the last three nunii- i
.i% *1. . i\ i! n ..... /1 i
IIWS III UIU I 'UaiOClilUC l liviy, V .ilSS, L'lerCC
mi l Huclmnnti. us also the last throe acting I
President-*, Fillmore, I'icroonud Htic*'iui n, ,
have all been from the North, that the
next nominee should be from the South. I
Have we the proper man i We nre not I
blind to the merits of the many distill- '
iruished and noble sons of our sister South- |
nrn States. Hunter, Toombs, Cobb, Stephens,
Breckenritlgc, (May and others.!
are all "good men'mid true." But we
think there is yet one whom ive may j
justly claim lis the M noblest lioman of them i
all"?that one is a loyal, worthy and dis- '
tlnguished son of South Caroliu:'.?J AM ICS |
li.M lit-i.N* UHK.
Whrtn scare-ly more than t\ onty-ono
years of a^o, Col. Oit was brought ont by
!iis friends asa candidate for the Legislature j
in thu then election District of l'cndlctnn
I'or Home years previous to this tinio, tlie j
District of Pendleton, forming a singular :
itxeeptiou to all tlio other Districts in South '
Carolina, was, (under the h'a?J, .yf Hon.
W'addy Thompson.,, .thou a Representative I
n Congress, and subsequently Minister to '
Mexico under President Harrison.) overvhelntingly
Whig. I0ac!i party, in 1841,
ind its full ticket for the legislature. Col.
>rrj though scarce grown to m inim al, was
nit forward as the champion of the Demo- j
mm tic Party, both upon tlio stump and in I
he columns of the "Anderson (in.cUr," j
\ paper he was then editing. The canvass
was one of the most spirited ever witnessed
n our Stato-r-the result was a most bril-j
limit victory, entirely crushing out Wliigtrory
from the District and returning Col.
Orr, the youngest man on the ticket, at
the head of a Delegation consisting of
seven lloproaeutativofl. Col. Orr received,
if we remember correctly, sevcrnl hundred
votes beyond the number of hit) l'arty?
showing thus, early in life, a tict and caution
with ability which enabled him to '
conduct with such eminent succor so
spirited a canvass. In 184(?, a proud and '
confiding constituency ng iin returned him
to the 1 legislature. In I^IS, upon Hon.
II. F. Simpson's retiring from Congress, .
Col. Orr's friend# brought him out for.
il.A >. ! _.l ! I I n ? !
iiiu HiiuwiMiun, in which 11?* was successrui
by a larjro majority over Hon. H. K. Perry, ;
who bad boon lit tint time, for fifteen or!
twenty yearn, one anions tlio leading men
of the Legislature ami the State. In this j
canvass Col. Orr, with many others of tho
best of Democrat's, including Mr. Calhoun,
was driven off from the support of Mr. j
Cass for tin; L'reaiileney, on account of .Mr. ,
Cass* 14 Squatter Sovereignty" doctrines
contained in the famous Nicholson Letter.
Tho maimer in which Col. Orr discharged
his duties in Congress, may be inferred
from the fact that after four successive !
elections, making eight years, (during'
4 ... ?i.~ e .t u. . \
wtiit ii iwu iiu; n:-i 'iMnuun^ Hi lll<! ntllCj j
in 1S.VJ, materially clumped Ms Centre*- i
sional District,) in all which time ho never j
hud any opposition for his ofliee?wo say j
no man ever had ,s\ more undoubted evi
donee of having done liis dirty, mid
wliole duty, than is furnished on the one !
hand by the attachment of Col. Ore's con- |
stituenls for him, and on the other by his
elevation by common nonsont and without
any objection by his Democratic associates
in Congress, to the third highest ofliee j
within the gift of tho. people of the United I
St;itcd! It i?? cheering in t'lwo d;iys of
80etv>n:ii ttimiglititf to reflect, tli.it whilst;
Col. (), ? :? o hiw vv,i!i ?uoh jis ' won this'
proud di?tiuctioimbrond, no R^prosontativo
ever cimod into retirement a more hearty
u well done" t'roui iiiiy" constituency.
Col. O. r's pulilitr life ton, bo it ronioinhorod, j
litis Oiubriicc'l sumo of tho stormiotU periods
ri our p'hiiii'hi ninrory, mi nil or which ho lias .
?h >\Vo himself t?> Wo 0110 of thoac who vutkc !
iostciulof t'ol/inr public opinion. From hi.-*,
to lust ho Ims purxuotl tho even tenor of hi*
\v?\jr, turning to neither right nor loft, noithor
for popularity nor fur lr?yi#ti ilisjiluy, hilt i
marching np boldly to evory question w|ficli
arose in his jmlli of <l<ity. Ills ooursft n* n
mom'oor of mo Committee on " Printing." j
I lie first wo lioliovo on wltiuli ho servu<l in '
Congress, fflnnVfiil his watchfulness of tho
imusury. nw woppci ft* *'Jtaivman or tlm
(Jimmitlocon Indian AfTnirn. in 18.'? t, wax :
riTntigh of- itself to liftve doiftonatrate?l tlm
p of si Slat0*nViiiHhip.of ?!io highest '
nr<lor. Mi* Kpc-colios, though nnmnroun, no\-cr
smack of " lioliilay-oMrcifO*," but always
appoar In conto from ono who was ' onncting
lnstofy "?no man ovor soi/.ed moro boldly,
or grappled inijro fearlesHly, with all tho
p?roat ipmxtions of hi* timo. In 1H51. wlian
it BCQiuod tho wholo Stato waa for Soparato
'mt~ Z~~ ~~~r 5 . . * * . _
S<!Consi?n. Ito wnn one of the few, in tlio
Charleston CVrvention of Southern Night*
AssociiUimiH, who threw theinselvo.1 into tin?
brunch, nml dureil itn<(?)tuk<: to jitciii wlmt
yrei?ie<l ulinnat nn i r rente tible current. In
V M. v.. W.M.HI.
public. was as the Statesman-Hov. redeeming
hi* District Irmii Whiggftrv. 11 if* first appearance
in die Congress of the Confederacy,
was as (Ik? champion of tlio Sovereignty ot*
the Stales over the Territories. His nomination
for tlu* Speakership of tlio I'niled Slates
'?v acclamation and liis subsequent election,
presented him to the people of the Confederacy
as the representative of K'/iki/
in thr I'd ion. timlrr i/ir L'tmxlilutir-n. The
singular degree to which he succeeded in
discharging. satisfactorily to all parties and
section >. the ro-ip uisiblo duties of Speaker,
lias made his name familiar to intelligent
men in all extremes of the Union.
It' " e iining i-verlts east their shadows beferc,"
then we submit that these repeated
successes, each of which is so ominously connected
with the great issues of the present
fore-shadow dames Laurens Orr as the nominee
of the Charleston Convention, and next
President (if the 1'nitcd Stains.
Front tli(? filiation Jonrnnt.
Senator Chesnnt's 8peechWo
a re gratified to present, in c.rtrn*ot
thespecch of our esteemedand distinguished
fellow-citizen, Senator ('ho?mut, deliver
ed to-day. it) compliance \vit!? the re<ptent
of his old peruana! and political friends of
the Town ami District.
Wo are indebted to the courtesy of the
lunior.sble Senator for the opportunity of
presenting his speech to our readers at so
early a period. lie very properly gnvo
his District paper tho preference in it-i
earliest publication, ami wo aiv. pleased to
<^ivc the first ami oiVuial announcement of
his views ami sentiment-*, its embodied in
this very able und excellent production, to
which we cheerfully ami cunlidently invite
It is hardly necessary that we hIiouM attempt
an elaborate, review, either by wayf
comment or illustration. It is too j^ouvJ :t
whole to bo dissected or hashed up. Let
all read it, and judge for themselves. Wo
may, and perhaps ou^ht, to j^ive, however,
some id' the impressions formed upon our
mind in reliitk'". thereto.
in tho lirst place, it is plainly ovident
that Sonutor Chesnut is not of tlio Nation*
al Union tit all haxurds' school of polities?
not ono who discovers no sigua of nlarm
and near approaching danger-?and who
is ready to cry p^?ce ! po \c j ! when thoro
is no peace. I to does "not believe that
we are sailing on a summer's sea, with not
a ripple on the waters Have that which dashes
from tlie piow, s?s wo press on ward with
swjlling sails, in the track of a safe and
prosperous voyage." No! he Ciuinot shut
his eyes to the stubborn fact that breakers
are ahead, ami that the " porteuts of a coming
storm*' are plainly visible,?" n storm
whose ruling may prove sufficient to crack
every rib in the^oodold ship, to dash it
io pieces, and drive the dinjrrhi nwnxbrtt.
to exhibit now affinities and nwuinu new
With a statesman's hand, ho sketches
the c.irly history of our country, from its
ombryo eonfcderacy, tho obotnclos which
met tlio frnmora of tho Constitution at tho
threshhohl of the L'nion?the uccossity
which even then existed for :i firm and persistent
defence on the p irt of tlio ,South*
of her H-rnl'mr in*til tin* mutual
concession.* in order t<j (-fleet the b'eder.il
connection, ami tho vry iiarly jealousies,
and it rubles between the two wings ot"
the American Union.
He successfully c.mibats the " nhl trick,"
ai??l Klander ugaiiiHt tliu South of an early
ami deep disaffection, as if to a Constitutional
Union, ami in wilting to let fact*
provo the truth?that our record is ftooure*
Tito South lntH always boon true to tho
letter and spirit of the Constitution, and
for tlie hope of peneo and to preserve tho
Union, has submitted to injuhticc nml
repeated out race, until tho North lias <vniuv
to regard it an a right to. do hh lior policy
and iiitorcat dictate. Tlio Miiwoitri Compromise?awindlo
it ahouhl bo called?wan
tlio boavicdt blow which thctSonth hi* cvtr
roeuived ;it wastrnlyn V degradiiij*>ligni.?/'
an " ignoble aucrifico," yielded and oifered
up to jbivo tho Union. *> To propitiate a
^rim idol, wo jpivo the incotiftcuf ? broken
Constitution and proatratu power."
4 J)y tlio rouilt of tho controversy, tho
slaveholder waa forbidden to go with bin
property North of tho lino wtabliahod,
while tho uon-alavo-holder wan permitted to
tfo on either aide ; and. to soften tho diggraeo,
tho nrran^oment win called a com
proiuwo. This wis iho find great triumph
of the fooft of Jic CooHiitution and tho
equality of tho SUtiw. Tbo Mouth having
the jvower to prevent, but weakly yielding,
niUHt boar it? full Hhnro of hlaino. '
Ever bincoj our foes have boou gathering
iifton iiiu ii'miimihmwi. mi i - .v.. f.?r
tlie IVosiiloney. 0??l. Orr was among ?li??
fust of thi' State, to endorse Hie Humiliation
niwl espouso lion, Picrco'u cause. In 1 H-j4.
when Know-Nothingism wan waving its ling
in triumph over one ami another victory, ami
vvh.Mi tho despatches of its loaders might literally
have lieen ' ?v??. # /?//. r/V-i," Col. Orr,
in mi addross on tin* Itli of July, to the Philadelphia
llnqiiwmcy at Imlppondcnco e?|unre,
took determined ground against the wholo
movement mi unju?i i;: tjrineij'lp * d disorganizing
in tendency. In lK.Mi. when the
question of tho revival of the African Slavo
Trade wim sprung upon tho public, G'olonol
Orr promptly responded to it by his resolutions
in Congress, in opposition to the project.
It is I'orhiUM not uonetallv known. lint
nevertheless u faet, that on the approach of
the National Demoerntio Convention at Cinein
onti. wlion tho most chaotic elements were
expected to war in fierce confliet in the proceeding*.
(.' ?!. Ori' was looked to anil solccted
by tho knowing ones ns tho man to preside
over the Convention. This faet. well known
to th we who were familiar with Washington
items, wiii itself si hlj^li tribute to his ability
anil patriotism : ami its consummation was
only prevented by a scrion : illness, which
soi/.e.l Iiiin some two weeks before the liKscniblin;j
of the Convention. anil pi evented entirely
his aUei lance. A -ai ?, i is known
that bit f.?r hi? hein;* mule;* tho a/e required
bv the Constitution for Vice I'losiilent, (ho
beinjj then tinder tliirty-livo years of. a^o,)
his claims would have been warmly pressed
by maiiy o.I'inbers of the Cincinnati Convontion.
for the nomination for Vice President.
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