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KOB T. A. THOMPSON, Editor.
TFIRMS?$1 50 per nnnum. in ndtsinct. If pay- I
hiont bo delayed until nfter the expirntiou ol the '
year, $2. For nix months, 75 ccni'a in advance.
88?" Advertisements inserted m "In" monl
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PICKENS C. II., S.
Saturday Morning, February 11, 18C0.
"Wo arc under obligations to Senator Ciicsni't
for valuable public documents ; also, to Col.
' AsiimuKf. for acceptable favors.
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xuc muMUill ViOOVeilUODi
Tlio proceedings of this liocly appear on the !
first page of this number. Wo tmst tlint it may
accomplish tlie good designed by its originators, j
Charleston Chamber of Commerce.
AY o arc indebted to the gentlemanly Stewards
Of tho Charleston Chamber of Commerce for a
polito invitation to their annual dinner on the
16th instant. We appreciate tho efforts making
to oxtend tho trade of Charleston, and will contribute
in our humble way to the desired end.
"Wo learn that on Monday evening last, as I
I Mr. A DREW F. Lewis was rnturuiiiT linmi> from I
(this h\* borso stumbled and went down, j
falling on Mr. L's log, breaking it below tlie
knee. Tho accident occurred on tlie lower
bridgo over Koowoo. lie has since suffered
much therefrom, though we hope to see hi in on !
liis feet at an early day.
I Turnpike Road Completed.
We learn that the turnpike road, chartered
and built by Mr. Elijah IIikki.e, leading to
the French Broad ltiver, through Jackson coun,
ty, N. C., has been jiutin a condition to bo wag2$''
'otiud. It will be finished in good style soon,
thereby opening an avenue of trade, which, we
trust, will bo profitable to us and our friends
over the mountains. The road follows the old
" negro trail route" in the above direction.
The Rail Road Meeting.
The attendance hero on Monday, to hear the
views of gentlemen on the extension of the
Blue Ridge railroad, was large, notwithstand^'
ing the oxcceding inclemency of the dny.
At the Usual hour, tho people assembled in
the Court House, when, on motion ol Z. 0. lVi.i.iam,
Esq, Maj. J. 0. Mii,i.br was called to pro
side. Mr. Shahtf. then arose, and, in a few pertinent
aud forcible remarks, stated the objects
of tho meeting; closing, by introducing Judge
If host, the President of the road, to the meeting.
Judge Faost at once opened the subject, and,
in a clear, practical and faithful report, gave a
f brief history of the enterprise, its present condition,
and future prospects. Ho showed conclusively
that tho road, in its present condition,
must be fruitless; rccited, in strong language,
tho benefits which had been derived from tho
prosecution of tho work thus far, and tho addirv
tiwaLiuIvuuiUutflfl which must result from acontihuanco
of the same. lie c priled eloquently
for further aid, by district c individual oubBcriptions.
llo explainer .lie operation ot tho
net recently passed by the Legislature for making
district subscriptions, which appeared to afford
general satisfaction. Ho spoke at length,
proving, uy muonussuuie xacis anu ugures, tuo
various points made and positions assumed in
his Bpwcch. Judge Vhost was listened to with
pleasure and respectful attention throughout.
Geo. A. Tkeniioi.M, Esq., of Charleston, a
- Director of the road, was then introduced. IIo
spoke with jloquenco and great force, and was
loudly apjdauded. AVc regret that we arc unable
to give a lengthier report of tho speeches,
having takcu no notes at tlie time.
Mr. Shakpk moved that a Committee of Twenty-live
ho appointed to canvass the District, for
the purpose of ascertaining tho sentiment of tho
people on the subject of "subscription" or " no
subscription, and laying the measure, in all its
bearings, before them. The following gentle
mon win compose tue committee:
J C Miller, Elam Sharpe. / (J Pulliam, Win
Hunter, J 11 Ambler, W S Williams, A Hrvce,
J A Doyle, W S Grisham, W M Iladdon, J .I
Norton, 11 A Thompson, E I* Vomer, D SStribling,
D A Ledbettor, D A Alexander, S Lovingood,
Spencer Chambers, <) (1 Bryce. James
J^ewifl, 14 Maxwell, Jr, R J Gilliland, Isaac
Williams, Win C Keith, J Norton.
Messrs. Siiahpk. Pui.mam, Harden, Norton,
Kf.itii, Leduetter, Thompson and others will
address the people at the various tax payings in
the District, commencing on Monday next.
Tho expressions of satisfaction and approval
of tho seutiments of the speeches here on Monday
was a source of real pleasure to the friends
of tho Road and the proposed subscription.
The condition of I lie proposed district subscription
in, tlmt it is to bn made ?? heii the State
iuak.es an appropriation t > extend the load.
turn-out of citizens on Monday last was
large, if the unfarorablenesa of the weather he
taken into consideration. Sales of property
were made at lower priccs than usual.
The previous copious rains had made the
earth very spongy and'tender, which, with the
passing to and fro, soon worked Uio clay of tho
hill into tho consistency of brick mortar?deep
and positivo in color. At an early hour, and
oont'nuing throughout the day, potations, oft
vopoatod, in ado moro drunkenoss than wo have
witnessed for years. Wo wish for good weather,
on public occasions, for the future.
The scone closed appropriately, on Tuesday
morning, by one or more horse iaccs coining off
lu wiu iiiiiuoui?u' viumuy.
The Right SpiritT!io
Charleston Courier, a most reliable journal,
"As much discussion prevails concerning the
actual extent of tlio nun-inter course feelinpj, and 1
as some Northern journals arc loudly denying 1
that any effects of it liavo been felt, we state a i
Ihct undor our own observation. In tbo course
oe a short vi->it on Friday to the leading whole- j
sale Houses on Meeting and Hayno street?, one
of the editors was shown a dozen lottcrs, enclos- I
iug orders and in some cases largo amounts. '
The lettors were new openings from Southern
and Southwestern merchants, who hod previ
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ousiy procnreu 8uppuvn irom nuw t htk, ami u
majority of thorn. so far as i8 known, Imd never I
bofore traded in Charleston. Tho writors now !
express tho determination to resort to Southern
markets exclusively, nnd give their trinl orders
IIion?The steamer Tonnessee arrived at
Chattanooga, Tuesday morning Inst, with one
of the largest cargos of grain over landed there,
ho tho AflcertLacr states. Among her cargo wero 1
300 sacks of wheat, which brought $1:02 per 1 '
bushel, as we are informed by a gontloraan who I '
?rao proMot afAke sal#; ^ | j
!<>i?? agony is over?>a Speaker has been
elected. The fortunate man is Wii.i.iam Pknninuton.
of New .Jersey ; a black Republican,
though of a milclor stripe than Sherman, tho
endorser of the notorious Helper book, llowas
elected by a majority of one vote, on the forty
fourth ballot, Thus has ended a sectional struggle
tending; still further to weaken the bonds of
union and frutornid feeling that should characterize
the American people. J. W. 1'ounkv, a
black republican, was elected Clerk of the House
I>V a like majority.
Al'tor an organization was effected, the post
oflioc deficiency hill was introduced, for the payment
of luail contractors, with six per cent interest
on the amount now due. A measure
likely to pass, and one of tardy justice.
On our first page, the proceedings of tho
House, during the timo Mr. Smith was before
that body a* a candidate for Speaker, appears.
Several balloting* took place afterward before j
the election was consummated, but this will
give our readers some idea of tho excitement
that prevailr l. l'onnington was elected by the
vote in ll. iVinter Vuius, of Maryland?a Southcm
Know-nothing, u traitor of the deepest dye.
If Baltimore does not repudiate him promptly,
non-intercourse in trade should be dcelttred
against her ;\t once.
Mr. MeCl.hRNAND, of Illinois, a Democrat of
the Douglas faith, was the competitor of Pennington.
lie had voted for U ic >ck, of Ya.,
and Smith, of X. 0., ropeatcdlv, but failed to
receive the votes of some of the more ultra members.
Col. Asiimork, who spoke earnestly in
his India If. was the only South Carolinian wlio
voted for him. For tliis act, the. Charleston
Mercury reads him a lecture and out of the pale
of the State rights party. 15y what right the
Mcrcnry assumes to aet. we are uninfonnpil.
but wo do not hesitate t<> sn v. that ?1. Ashinorc
will bo sustained by his constituents. A large
majority of the Southern members voted for
Mr. Mo.Clernand, and our Representative only
did his duty in acting with thorn.
A friend handed us the Minutes of the South
Carolina Conference, held in Greenville, lust
fall. They contain much of interest, Tlie collections
for the various objects contemplated by
the Conference, amount to $11.877.GO
The Shop Dealers or Lynn.?A correspondent
of the New York Herald, writing from
Lynn, Mass., gives the following information :
Without the least possible motive or desire
to exaggerate, or to misrepresent the present
state of things, 1 confidently state, deriving my
information from undoubted authority, that the
principal movers in tho exciting meetings in this
place on the-subject of the John Drown raid,
were those most larsolv indebted to the South
for their daily hrcail. As ?n instance of the
extent to which some of these cra/.y iudividuals
have manifested their hitter sectional spirit.
1 will state that on the <lav that John Brown
was handed. Harrison Newhall, one of the richest
and most oxteiiBivo shoe manufacturers, and
whose trado is exclusively with the South, tolled
the hidlof the First Methodist Church nearly
the entire day. It would ho unjust to individualize
this case, and 1 will mention the names
of his colUiliorutcin's, all shoe manufacturers,
who rally around and support the actions of
this man, viz: X. K. Waldron, Isaac Newhall.
.Jr & do, Bancroft & l'urin^ton, .) C Vcnnnrd,
Paul Xowhall^ 8 uis, linffumj^ Lovqjoy, Itrown
& Chase, W. 1'. Payne. C. Jonson. Jr, & Son, 1)
C & C UutVum. 1'. li. Kavvell & Co. The latter
is a rabid Can isonian. There are others in the
shoe fradc ei|uallv as eulpahle in this traitorous
wont, but I merely send you the names of tlie
chief agitators of the "nigger" question.
TuuKini.fi Loss of Like?The loss of the Baltimore
slii|> Flora Temple lists already heen announced.
She sailed from Macao for Havana
011 Saturday morning, the 8(h i<f October, 1859,
having on board a crew of fifty, all told, ami
eight hundred and fifty coolies. On the following
Friday, tlie 1 1th of October, at 7.30 1'. M.,
she Htructc upon one of the numerous reefs not
marked upon the charts, which render the navigation
of the China sea so uncertain and dangerous.
When the ship struck, the coolies mutined
? they were put down, after tlie loss of
many lives, when the crow left, the vessel it is
supposed, went to pieces, the coolies being
Delegates to the Coi.umiua Convention.?
Tho (ireenville Patriot, in g'ving notice of n
meeting to send delegates to theOolum! ia Convention,
fur sending delegates to tlie Charleston
Nominating Convention, makes the following
remarks, sensible and patriotic:
" Nothing that can lie done should he left undone
by the Southern States to prevent tho election
of a Black Ivonuhlican President in the en
suingcanvass. It. is all important, to:>, that an
unexceptional Democratic, candidate should be
presented. to the American people, and it is our
duty t j assist in this selection."
Thk Author of the " IIaki* op a Thousand
Strings" Running on a 11.ui.roai)?We understand
that llev II. T. Lewis, late of La Orange,
and the reputed author of the " Harp of a Thousand
Strings, Speritso' Just Men Made PerfecV
is at present running on the Memphis and
Charleston llailroad as conductor. In filling
this position, tlio reverend gentleman is hut acting
in accordance with the advice of his physician,
who recommended " runtiingon a railroad
constantly as conductor" as a cure for bronchitis.
Tka Plants fuR tiie Sot'Ttt?We see it announced
in a Washington paper that the Agricultural
Bureau at Washington is about to distribute
a n ii in her of tea plants in those States
south of Virginia, but none will he sent North
until April. There are no seeds this year to he
given to members of Congress, as hns generally
been done hitherto. Owing to the limited
amount of appropriation on hand the office was
tumble to purchase any.
Emioration to Texas?The emigration to
Texas this season has exceeded that of any other
heretofore known, and the frontier counties of
the. State are rapidly tilling up. In one week
1,030 negroes arrived at Galveston from the
Stnfoa /if \f ICfUl *50I ?\r\? An-I A f..? i L
wi ?-.lnn?oi|>|>l (UIU ilinuillllll IUI II1U WU5**
tern portion of the Slate, and lands are accordingly
increasing in vnluo.
Bonnets?Paris Fashions sav the shape of
bonnets is at length decided. The front is long,
round, advancing over tho forehead, and very
much thrown back at the ears. Tho curtain is
very narrow. In general they aro very much
trimmed?indeed, overcharged with trimmings.
IIoHRini.e Deaths nv Bt;n.vino?Tho residence
of .John II It ?gors, of Indiana. C W, was
burned on Friday afternoon last, and two of his
children. aced live and throo venrs. warn onn?n.
moil in the building. The house, which wns of
wood, wns valued at from $8,000 to $10,000, and
was not iusurod.
Eight Pbaths nv DitowNivo?Right persons
were drowned near Rhincbeck, N. Y., on Tuesday
last. A party of twenty or twenty-five persons
from the opposite side of tho river were
crossing on the ice in a large covered sleigh
drawn by four horses, when the ico gave way
and tliimloiifli m-adi ?
- n- mm UUI^itl
of tlie passenger?, who were drowned. All but
eight succeeded in gotting out of tho eloigh before
it went down.
Nebraska a State?From tho Nebraska Republican,
of tho 11th inst, we l^arn Hint the bill
for n convention to adopt a State constitution,
propnrntory to tho admission of Nohraskn into
tho Union no a State, bus passed both house* of
the Territorial Legislature and boon nigncd by
Pennings and Clippings.
Important?llcfcr to the new wdvertisoniontB
in this number, official ami unofficial.
Cotton Burnt?A fire occurred on the freight
| train from Augusta to Charleston, Tuesduv, by
which six car loads of cotton, containing 210
bales each, were entirely consumed.
Coi.i) Weather?-At Montreal. Canadrt, on
Wednesday morning last, the thermometer was
22 degrees below zero. It was tho coldest day
of the season.
New York. Feb. 4?A tenement house on
Klin street, occupied by twenty-four families,
was burnt last night, and between 20 and 150
persons burnt and many seriously injured by
jumping from the w indows.
The Defalcation- in Maine?Kid. Peek, the
? 'i' /> ??
wvMiuiwii? ni'iiMirur ui iuiiiiie, i?as inatlcii toll
statement of his pecuniary transaction*, ami
thinks the deficiency will be sonic forty or fifty
Divorces in E.vgi.ano?So great is tho pressure
to obtain divorces in England that before
long additional judges must be appointed to the
1 Court. It is stated that thero is now an nrrear
: of six hundred divorce cases.
Turin?Pure truth, like pure gold, litis lieen
1 found unfit for circulation ; bocause inon have
discovered tlr.it it is far more convenient to udj
ulterate the truth than to rcliuo themselves.
New Oui.eans, Jan. 120?A body of 1,000
: picked moil has boon raised in Texas, und to|
day a letter was forwarded from this city to
1 Washington, proffering their services to the
(jovernmeut against Oortinas, and asking for
Minnesota?Gov. Ramsey, in bis message,
; estimates the present population of that Slate
ut 100.000, and reports the assessed value of the
j property at over $10,000. ' no population has,
on the average, doubled once in two years, and
j the wealth lias increased even moro rapidly.
The Pi.ace?The Mississippi Legislator" bns
i passed a law divorcing all married persons withj
in the limits of that State who live apart for the
I period of three years. " Distressed hearts " will
j now take tlio road leading to Mississippi.
| Appointment of Commissioner or Patents
| ?Tho appointment of < ooiinissioncr of Patents
having been tendered <y tho President to exl
Governor Philip l'\ Thomas, of Maryland, it has
been accepted by* him.
Laiu3K Numheu?It is stated that there are
| now in Canada 4j,000 runaway negroos from
Afkmcted Family?In Philadelphia, last
Sunday, an interesting younj? lady, just sixteen
years of n^e, tlie last and oldest of tho four children
of Mr. Power, dieil of scarlet fever. The
bereaved parents last week watched over and
closed the eyes o* their other cherishcd little
ones ; but the insatiate destroyer, death, claimed
tho last and most promising of iheni all.
Boot5 and Shoks.?Tlie Richmond (Va.) Dispatch
says that a subscription has 1 ceil opened
in that city "for raising a joint stock company,
with a capital of not less than $20,000 nor more
than $100,000, to build a boot and shoe manufactory,"
in tho town of Chester, in Chesterfield
i i i i ?
inning, iinu niiu iniiHirtHi ami iwonry snares
wore at oncc taken by three gentlemen.
New I'autv?A o.tii for a mass mooting t?>
assemble in Philadelphia, on last Saturday, for
the purpose of forming a now constitutional
party, issued through the papers?Messrs. Crittenden,
Jlvorott and Fillmoro were expeeted to
address the people.
Tea?The tea plant grows in the Agricultural
Garden at Washington. It is said that it makes
a liner flavored dish of tea than that usually
imported. It is drank without milk, and has a
rich, oily taste.
Memphis, Tcnn., Jan. 27?A fire occurred
tins morning, destroying n part of n block of six
stores mid a stable. In tlio latter forty-one
horses were burnt. The loss is estimated at
seventy thousand dollars.
Funeral of a Leg?In Louisville, recently, a
big ' wake" was held all night over tlio aniputa
e 1 le<x of nn Irishman, and the following d ly
it was buried with all due ceremonies, the friends
of the Irishman, or the leg, attending iu a body.
Condemned?Stevens, one of tlio Brown raid
men at Harper's Ferry, has been tried at Charlestown,
found guilty and sentenced to be hung.
A Strange Verdict?l'ass it round as the
greatest wonder of the day, that a Coroner's
verdict has found somebody blanicablc for a
railroad accident. The jury in the case of the
late Hudson lliver llailroad aeciilent censure
tl.n \ ? -
y u.ui frown, f ? c*i y au \ ui'Ui V, Aim
find that tlie death of Anna 11 Field was causod
chiefly by the wilful neglect of R>bort Hartley,
Expulsion kuom Kentucky?Eighteen citizens
of .Mason and Bracken counties, Kentucky,
have been expelled from that Stuto on account
of their .-pinions on slavery. .Must uf them have
arrived a' Cincinnati.
" S'iiteit asa Judge"?A committee of the
Maryland Legislature is taking testimony in a
case of impeachment of one ol the .Judgos of
Baltimore. One of the witnesses, who had been
twenty-one days a .Juror in the Court over which
this Judge presides, swore that tho Judge was
on tho bench drunk every dav.
A Stuonci Hank?It is stated that when the
j twelve hundred cUtIcr employed in tho Hunk ol
England leave the building in the evening, n
detachment of troons inarch in to guard it during
tho night, although burglars could not
penetrate the solid vault in six weeks.
Maine Politics?The Po-nocratic Convention
of tho First Congressional District, in
Maine, has elected one Administration and one
Douglas delegate to the Charleston Convention.
University ok the South?Tho Montgomery
Coii federation learns that the efforts of Hishops
Polk and Elliott, in behalf of the University of
tho South, have been very successful. In that
city they raised $30,000 during their recent visit.
Cuaim.eston, Feb. 1.?Arrived at quarantine,
brig Delicia, from the coast of Africa, iri chargo
of I<?pot MoArnun. She was seized as a susnootfld
hIiivht ?l?? ?
r ..w., ,.J VIIV II lijtuu VWU3HIUUUII,
There were no negroes on board.
Counterfeit Monet.?Tho Evening K<w?
cautions tlie public against reeoiving silver half
anil quarters dollars, a large number of which
(ire in circulation. The imitation is so good that
the only means of detoction i? by the feeling,
the counterfeit having a greasy feeling.
Pkai>.?Macau ley, thegrcat Knglish historian,
: died recently very suddenly.
Great Fire at Houston, 'I'mas.?A disastrous
fire occurred in IIniii??nrffW,f?*ii?
10th ins*., completely destroyirijr the cotton
pross of Mr. T. W. "\\ hitmaMh, 1,0.28 bales of
cotton, 1.07 hhda. augur, la carriages nnri other
| property, involving a loss of $130,001). Very
Pike'sPeak.?Tlioemigration to Piko's Peak
it would seem, has already commoncod. The
I St. Joseph (Mo.) Gazette of (ho 19th nnnounI
cos the arrival at tluit citv of 120 gold seekers
| from Ohio, who wei'o on their way to tho land of
U. S. TrfaS'jry.?Tho recoipta into the United
States Troasury, the past week, amounted
to $1,700,000, mostly on Account of customs.?
Of tlii'i Amount, Now York contributed $850,000.
About $8,000,000 arc now in tho TroMury, subject
Correspondence of the Keowee Courier.
New Yohk, Fob. 1st, 1800
Tl.c Urge Printing establishment of tho New
York ]*dycr was completely destroyed by fire, yosterday.
Tlio loss is estimated at $176,000. About
80.000copies of this week's issue, together with llie
paper for tlie next issue, and tho nroas worn entire.
ly destroyed. A groat deal of sympathy is expressed
for Mr. Bosxkh's loss, for the ledger was
deservedly a popular paper.
The Hons of Scotland celebrated in a glorious
maimer the One Hundredth und First anniversary
of the immortal Pool's birth, Uoiikut Burns.
The New York Herald is indignant at your eliiv- i
alrous UeprescnUUivo, Col. J. 1). Asumouk, for. in
trodueing a resolution to expel from the House
I their Reporter. The Colonel is charged with an
attempt to revive the sedition law passed during
j ilie elder Adams, and designed to restrict the lib- ;
! city of the press.
The Legislature of this State, at the recommcn- I
dation of viov. Morgan, (a rabid ISluek Republican.)
passed a resolution inviting the Governors of Teni
ressco, Kentucky and Ohio, to visit this State.?
j What a paradox! When wo remember that tire' j
I is i i-rsuuai j.iuoriy Dill pointing UOIOIT til i1
1 vory Legislature, which millifioxiin Act of Congress
I and a section of the United States Constitution
J which prov'des for the restoration of fugitive
i slaves to t ?wners. When wo think of the ;
I certainty of t issage of the hill and its endorse- t
I mcnt by the <jo rnor, the resolution appears iu a j
I most ludicrous light.
| \Vkni>ki.l I'iiim.uts delivered a lecture last
i evening at tlie Cooper Institute, on the leader of !
the St. 1) miingo insurrection, Louts Saint L'Ouii- |
; KurritB, whom he rendered as a most noble char- |
actor; palliating his vices by representing them j
| as virtues of the Maker. When wo bear in mind !
that the nudicuco was composed of the elite and j
gifted men of the city, ami they approved and en- j
dorsod the leotuve, we have a fair estimate of'
Northern sympathy with the South. To talk of tlio I
Union is all moonshine. The mass sympathise
i with Si;w.\ki>, and boast openly that cightceu
| millions can and will coerce ten millions into .submission.
A poor German woman residing in the city, gave
birth a week since, to three healthy children, weighing
twenty -eight pounds. She can truly realize
that children are poor people's riches.
Tim Pennsylvania Conukkssukn?Tito Phil- ;
adeljihia journals are very severe in their stric- j
j tures on the courso of Hon K -Joy Morris, for [
uoicaung mo organization ot tlio Hon so on Friday
last. There was talk of an indignation |
mooting, and some went so far as to suggest that !
Mr. Morris should be burnt in effigy. It is di- '
roctlv charged that Messrs. Morris, Scranton |
and Wood, of Pennsylvania, defeated Mr. Smith i
by throwing their votes away upon Mr, Cor- 1
Uk-Aiteauance ok a Comet?M. Rome, a
Dutch astronomer, has published a pamphlet
to announce the famous comet of Charles Y,
i which was seen in 1858, will re appear in the
' month of August next.
Large Income?The gross income of the
South Carolina railroad, for the year just cn!
dod, is $1,5')G,G'J5,72.
a si.aver?i no diarieston Conner slates
I ill at a slaver?a rakish full-rigged brig?reachI
?<1 that port last week IVoni tlio coast of Africa,
j The U. s. ship Constellation was hor captor.?
j The brig had no Africans aboard, but was in
the act of loading up.
Couldn't Stand It?'flic proprietors of the
St. Charles Hotel, in New Orleans, recently
imported a special oflicer from New York to
stay about the hotel and keep things straight,
but On the 13th instant lie "caved," and packing
his baggage, left for homo, terrible frightened.
The superfluity of Hying bullets thereabouts
was cuough, lie said, to "alarm the devil."
" Variety is tub Si'ice of Live"?Wisconsin
is one of the Western States ; and its chief
productions are pretty girls, railroad bonds,
mink and other skins, seed wheat, Sons of Malta,
tax titles, corner lots and white lish.
lMDDi.ED.?;ur. i?. jj:iiiKtur?l, a XSurtli Carolina
drovor, made tlio acquaintance, yesterday in
this city, of a gentccly dressed individual, of
fair complexion, in statue a trifle under six feet,
handsomely whiskered under the chin, dressed
in a dark frock coat and fur hat, of agreeable
and quick conversation, who showed him the
city buildings, churches, halls, ate., including
all those points which a countryman ought to
know, to be able to say that ho had seen Charleston.
The only distinctive uiark this agreeable
friend bore on his person, was the sear of
a partially-healed wound between the thumb
and finger of his right hand. In return for his
ninny favors, Mr. Lankford loaned him $2.S5
taking as security a $">00 note 011 the llank of
Milling, Maryland, which will cause Mr. Lankford
to reiuembor him as long as he lives, as it
proved to be utterly worthless. A confederate
occasionally appeared 011 the scene.
> ? - ^ - New
Orleans, Pol). 1?Governor Houston j
111 liiu \lnoo?w#r? ?> i ka 'pavlh i a ?1 ? ? i
... ..... i.ivocii^v/ vu VIIVJ i u.van u^miutUIU) UIKW
strong ground against a Southern Convention;
and resolutions have been introduced sustaining
Governor Houston's views, on the ground
that Texas surrendered her independence to'"!
the sake, of Union, and is, therefore, unwil
ling to give up the Union on an emergency
not deemed sufficient to justify her taking so
important a step.
Pardoned.?The telegraph announces that
Francis Michael, the Porter of the steamer
Mill ion, who was tried last week at Charleston,
convicted and condemned to be hung, for aiding
a negro to make his escape to the Northern
States, has been pardoned by the Governor.
We arc not Hiirt?ri?i>fl ?l?nt tl<r? mm
taken this direction ; indeed, we fully oxpectcd
such result, or a commutation of sentence
at least, in the event the Governor or Legislature
had such power.
in view of all the facts, our own mind in
not satisfied with regard to the policy of this
pardon. Our feelings nre for it, and against
the sanguinary code of our sister State generally;
hut our judgment is hy no means convinced
that it would not have been better for
j the peace and safety of society in the Southern
States, to have allowed the law to take its
courso. Clemency is generally wasted when
bestowed on fanaticism. It has no reason or
soul to appreciate it and be governed by It.?
j A terrible example, demonstrative proof that
schemes of philanthropic villainy cannot be
prosecuted with impunity, is the best and only
argument that can bo successfully addressed
to fiuch people. Tlio tightening of tho halter
around one man's neck will put ten thousand
to thinking, and bring more than onehalf
of them to their souses, however crazy
and deluded they may bo uudcr the influence
of a favorite ism.
Ah Miohael has escapcd ho awful a fato,
and by tho indulgence and mercy of thoae i
whom his conspiracy wag designed to wrong, j
wo congratulate him iiiod bin i/mnt. ctnml li.-.b i
. n ?"""
and bid luin go and sin no more.
Er>rcT Auainst Crinoline.?The Curdinal
Vicar of ltome has issued nn edict forbidding
ladioH to go to church in crinoline.?
T bo confessor is to forbid them to preflont
themselves at the altar Jo take tho sacrament,
unless they are drossed in a simple manner.
WOMEN can easily preservo thoir youth;
for she who captivates tho heart and underStanding
never growa old.
The Kentucky Democracy.
Wo givo below tlio resolutions adopted by
the Democratic State Convention of Kentucky.
It will bo well that these resolutions
should bo read, and thus the political complexici
of each State arrived at. It will bo
scon by the following, that while thefte resolutions
take very decided ground against the
power, either of Congress or the Territorial
Government, to effect emancipation, they, at
the same time, assume the ground occupied i
by Virginia, of a determination to light the J
battles of the South, by the side of our noble .
allies of the North :
J. Nesolvr.tf, That the Democracy of Kentucky;
in (Vmventiou assembled, rc-aflinus
faith and confidence in tho policy and principles
heretofore advocated by the National Democratic
2d. That the present position of political
nartics in this country, imposes upon the Democracy
of the central State of Kentucky du-1
ties of the most delicate and important char- I
actor, and that, whilst we have witnessed with I
constant anxiety and alarm, the continued
growth of the Republican party at the North, ,
who has confiscated tho property, who have i
violated constitutional rights, and, finally, who !
have conspired against the CJovernmont and
the lives of the people of the South, we have |
during the whole period witnessed with joy j
those Democrats buttling against them in the |
free States; and, while wo feel sympathy for ]
our Southern friends in the wrongs inflicted j
linon tlietll. we cannot abandon our nohl<> ?1. 1
lies iu the North whilst a reasonable hope renn
ins of maintaining our constitutional rights
and privileges by the peaceful agency of the
3d. That we firmly believe, and our confidence
increases with tlie increasing danger of
the country, that the Democratic party in
deli of the non-slaveholding States will, at
the next Presidential election, receive a large
increase from the non-voting and conservative
elements in the North, and that \ ? at the
South will triumphantly carry that diction
I13' a majority unprecedented in the history of j
-I tli. That with this hope of thus peace- 1
fully securing our constitutional rights, and
thus overwhelm in political ruin the fac- '
tions and treasonable nartv now threatening
1 or % % C
vis, of restoring to power our allies in the I
North, we will forever deem him an enemy to
the country who, by selfish ambition, shall
endeavor to disturb the harmony so essential
to these patriotic purposes.
5th. That we again affirm, in the language
of the Cincinnati resolutions, that we recognize
the right of the people of the Territories,
ineludingjKansasand Nebraska, acting t hrough
the legally and fairly expressed will of the
majority, whenever the number of the inhabitants
justifies it, to form a Constitution with
or without slavery, and be admitted into the
I'iiinn upon terms of perfect equality with the
Gtl). That we declare, in accordance with
the decision of the Supreme Court in the
Dred Scott case, that neither Conirress nor
any Territorial Government under tfio Fede- j
ral Constitution, possesses the power to emancipate
any slaves curried within the limits of
Action of Mississippi.
We see it stated in one of our exchanges,
that the following resolutions have been unanimously
adopted in the Senate of the Mississippi
Legislature, on Wednesday last. Wo
hope the statement is correct and that Mississippi
may thus be ranked among the first of
our co-States, in responding favorably to a
proposition that we doom of the utmost consequence
at this juncture of public affairs.
1st. Jiesolvnl Li/ the J/ri/t slat lire of tlir.
S'utC <>t' That tlio Constitution
of tlic Unit d States recognizes property in
slaves, ami the Government created by it
cinnot, nor can any tribunal acting under its
authority, whether it ho legislative, executive
or jueidi.d, within its appropriate sphere,
justly withhold from the owners of slaves that
adequate protection for their slave property,
to which the owners of property of other kinds
are entitled, or which from its nature they
tuay further require to secure thein iu its possession
2. That v.nc election of a President of the
lTnited States by the votes of one section of
the Union only on the Ground that there exists
an irreconcilable conflict between the two
sections in reference to their respective systems
of labor, and with an avowed purpose of
j hostility to the institution of slavery as it pre
vails iii the Southern States, and as recognized
by the compact of Union, would so threaten
a destruction of the end for which the conI
stitution was formed, as to justify the slavej
holding States in taking counsel together for
I their separate protection and safety.
8d. That in order to he prepared for such
! a contingency, Mississippi accepts the invitaj
tion of South Carolina to her nister slaveholj
ding States, to meet in convention, and proj
poses the iirst Monday in .lunc next, and At
i lanta, ua., as a suitab'o time and placo, to
meet to counsel together, and determine the
action they will tike in such an event?which
action shall be reported to the Governor, who
shall convene the Legislature, if in his judgment
it may he required. And that this Legislature,
nt its present session, proceed to
elect seven delegates to attend the Convention
at Atlanta, (la.
4th. That a Commissioner he appointed by
this Legislature, to proceed to the Capitol of
Virginia, and express to the people of that
Commonwealth, through her Executive, the
I indignation that Mississippi feels at tho out
iujju uuiiiiiiiuuu hi mc rccem invasion ol her
soil, and the readiness and determination of
Mississippi to unite with licr, or any other
slavcholding Stute, in repelling any assailmcnt
of their people or their right" ; and that said
Commissioner also present to her Executive a
eopy of these resolutions, and invito her cooperation
in the proposed Convention.
6th. That tho Governor of this Stato ho
requested to?trasmit a copy of those resolutions
to tho Governors of each of tho slavoholding
States of tho Union, to ho laid be,
fore their Legislatures, and invito Ihoir cooperation,
T.NTEHNAf, iMPttOVKMKNTH IN VlHOINIA.
?Wo admiro tho spirit with which tho v lrgiuinns
nro accomplishing thoir indopondeneo
of tho North. Tho nou-intcroourHo movcnicnt
is hcing practically adopted. On Tuesday,
tho voto was taken in tho House of J)elogiite?
for granting aid to tho Covington and
Ohiii ltnilivuwl f* 1... ~ ?*- 1A'*
?. AV panouil, UJf rt V'HU ill
to 84, a bill, appropriating $2,500,000. It In
niuoh to bo regretted that. Homothuig of thin
spirit could not be infusod into our own Lugl?laturo,
so that it might break from it? baulking
and uncertuin intornal improvement policy.
$2,000,000 would complete all of our
railroad eonncotiona ; yet evoii thin cannot be
obtained to complete the Blue Ridge and
I'renoU Broud Road*.?(Sardinian,
- .i-rr.-f. . rT- ^
ltoilKKKY in Chahlkston.? fac loarn1
ffOUl tlio Mercury, of Tuesday lust,'that a
wholesale robbery was perpetrated in that city,tit
the Churlcttton JIoti-1, on Huturduy lust.?'
One (Jon. Delxa, who arrived in that city on1
Friday last, in the Isabel, troni Havana, rnroufc'f<ir
Washington, where he is a Fedoral
Ambassador, was the victim. Ilis Ions is'
stated to bo in amount 617,000. This consisted
of 82,000 in Spanish pieces of 100 realsin
value, 81,500 in .C10 and ?20 notes on
the Hank of Knglaml, nine honorary Decorations,
consisting of Tosses, jewels, etc., worth
810,000, two heavily jeweled gold watches,
Worth ?500 each, two diamond rings, worth
8800 each, and a collection of old coins.?
The thief entered his trunk, during his absence
from his room, which was but for seven
minutes. The robbery is supposed to have
been committed by some Cuban thief, who
followed him for the purpose.
A CouNTK.ilFKJT.?A friend has handed to
us for untie*.a counterfeit 810 bill on the Ashevillo
Hraneh of the Hank of Capo Fear. It
is probable that we have heretofore noticed
the same emission, but another mention of it
m:iv servo to tint our rentiers on t.'inir irimril
Tt is dutcd 1 Oct., 1853, No. S'.)2. The signatures
of the 1'residont und Cashier appear
to be engraved, and the initials of the Cashier's
name, instead of running into caeh oth- *
or, as in the genuine bill, are entirely separated.
The paper is ilimsy ; and the print pale,
especially of the signatures and large Xs and
10s in the corners. The word Ashcvillc is
spelt Ashville, the e being omitted.
[ Fnr/rt(cvil(e Observer.
Si iciDK.?Wo regret to learn, through
James Jefi'crys, Ks?|., the Coroner for the District,
that Newton lv. McCullough, about
eighteen years of age, committed suicide by
drowning himself, on the night of the Kith
of January, lie resided about thirteen miles
above this place. This case isthe more to be
lamented, as the deceased was the only son
of an aged father, and had been, but a short
time before, the chief support of his declining
The young man had been mentally dcrang
t:n tMuuu inu ;fhi ui i;usi i/econiuer. no aroso
in the flight, aud, going to the mill ), Mid, laid
oft" liis hat and shoos and cast himself in.
[ Yorkvillc 1ViHjuirvr.
II. Winter Davis.?This recreant Southerner
from Baltimore, cast his vote for tlio
| Black Republican candidate for the Speakerj
ship. It is r. humiliating fact to record that
any Southern Representative should so <!<*I
grade his position, as to east his vote for an
| avowed enemy of the people and institutions,
] which he was sent to Washington to represent
j and defend ; hut so it is, and we leave him to
j the just indignation of the constituency ho
has so basely misrepresented.
The press of Baltimore, generally, give free
vent to the merited censure Davis deserves.?
J The Exchange s.iys it lin.s produced a profound
, impression in that community. It adds that
I Maryland is a sl iveholding State, identified,
in interest, and leeling, with the people of tljo
! South. Mr. Davis, representing the commercial
capital of that State, casts his vote for
au avowed enemy of Southern institutions.
The Sun says, the act of this man, who
grossly misrepresents tho fourth district of
the State of Maryland in the Comifoss of tho
United States, consumated the infamy of his
position yesterday, by giving the vote and suffrage
of this people to a Black Republican for
Speaker of the House of Representatives.?
The act is a foul calumny, a reckless libel upon
the citizens of Baltimore, and is explicable
only upon tho well known fact that lie
was returned nominally onlv bv the vinlenno
and fraud of that " club law " which prevailed
on election day.
The Know-Nothing organ makes no apology
for the vote, while the American equally
; condemns it with the rest.? 6'tt irdUtn.
Vtutitk alone is happiness below.
List ot* Consignees
At Anderson Depot, week ending Feb. 4, I860
U Munroe, J C Neville, F von llorptol, .1 W
II, Dp Lawronefij K Knrle. J M llcnekcn. 1)
1 ii:~ i ( M.t/-. " -
I'iciiiiiii, o jy iucIXCI5, [ 01, 1) A llllVHC, Al
?I M Norton. W Van Wvek, II T, .Wors. 8 M
Wilkes. .1 .) Brown. L C 0. J W C, W J K<>1?
erts, .J 11 it Co. It Atljior, P ! < Harrison, S S Jt
Co, ) B A, S Brown, K <t B. Slielorit S, Brown
V it Co, B W Brown, .1 II Voight, Ben?on it .1,
W II I) Gaillnrd, J I) Aslimore, H II W?bb, F
Breda, .1 B B Sloan & Co. .) W Clark. W M 0?horno,
(? 11 Korber, K W Byrum, J K &. W M
Belotlo. A II Wilev, M & M. .J L Orr. Sloan ,t
S, W It Jones. It A M, J P W. F A Mile-, B P
it T .S Cravton, II lvneo, J K llasood, R B Benson
it Son.* Clark it B ,t Dul'ro, J W V T, .J E
Adgor, .1 C Precno, .J M Part low, B P Cray ton,
B Holland. W .1 Walters. W S S, J T S it 8, T
A Sherard, A M II, I< A Osborne, J W Bivingston,
II E Itiivenel, K 10 Alexander, K W Greco,
It S Porohor 1) \f Ko. .lor U W ...... IT..11 ?
W H 1) & Co, L II NV rigl'i tf" 11 I'uy to'n ,P&;
O. H. V. FANT. Agent.
4 NEGRO MAN, useful as n ficl<l hArul.nnd
x\_ u prottv good Carpenter. For terms, npplv
at this office.
JFch 8. 1W?0_ 28 tf
\KOWKK IvOlHIK, ISO. 79, A.\I'V.M.*.
rilHE :iext regular CommuniiVion of Kcowco
JL Lodge will ho held on Mon ay evening tho
"itli of March. A punctual attendance of members
is specially required, to tnko in'o consideration
tho propriety of building a L jdgo Unit,
By order of tho W. M.
II. A. II. GIBSON,
Kel? 0, 1RG0 ?? '<i
GUARDIANS, Trustors, commit toon ami
who have sold propoviy undor tho do<>vt* of
Mils Court, aro roi)tiM to file tliolr Ani.yuivl R*I
turns in mv LMtioo c*n > 1 ,'1'
day of May n^xt, iM/fliRff forth 0.4th t$\* yaluo
of ih<> Kstntoa committed to t'noiv ojvco, oxbibUlng
nmuliiionlH of titlo, ImUm of mi\p. m\d rvxxHptK of
motioy from all Karroosbelonging thui ot o. \ ouchor?
fi.r (kit payment** otit nn^Jt ho oxbiUitod before
eroiliU can bo allowed. No lleturns c?rt It? ?"?
cclvo'l on publlo clays onlc?n properly made, out.
The Administrators, Kxcutora an<l amotion of" nny
of tho parties abovo deslgiiaiod, Who may bo
<lca?l, arc required by law to malto Returns 'op
their i^toslHl^s, testator*, a? principals. TIioho
tailing to comply herewith \viU bo ruled M (ho lavr
ltOB'T. A. TH0MP80.N. o.n-r.n.
Feb 7. JflflO 28 ?m
4 v*7*v&?U AW(/lUO?
VIA. PBR30N8 Indebted tq tlio undwlgned olihwlljr
Nftteor Aopownt, mustPinVe imtn^diato ^
payment; on their failure to do an, tll*!y will bo
mod Indiscriminately ou Return duy.
j; w. IIKID.
HI, 18flO 87 it
Abb persons Indebted to tlio of Almon
Powell, decerned, ure required to U??Vo p?y- \
ment fmmodUtely. Suits will bo Instituted ngrvlnut
delinquents Return day.
ROB'T. TOWKLL, Ad'StC
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