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Gallant Exploit of Gen. Labiar.?
It is perhaps not generally known that ]
the celebrated Lamar owes much of his
success in the military and political
world to a single gallant exploit performed
by him at the battle of San Ja- 1
cinto. Almost all great men have been c
indebted to some casual circumstance *
to suggest and guide the course of their ,(
after life; and so too has it been with
The fortunate nriH o-lnriniis chance e
which led to Lamar's attainment of the
highest military rank his countrymen ^
could bestow upon him, and alterwards
to the highest civic honors, was as fol- ^
Mirabeau 13. Lamar, a native of the
State of Georgia, and an adopted citi- ^
zen of Texas, entered the battle of San
Jacinto as a private dragoon. During v
the skirmish with the enemy's cavalry, 1
on the day preceding the battle, the
horse of Lamar, a wild and impetuous ^
animal, carried his equally impetuous
rider at full gallop away from his own a,
companions into the very ccntre of a body
of Mexican horse. The young dra- S
goon was immediately surrounded, and 1
though fighting desperately, was made t(
prisoner and placed in the custody of c
two Mexicans, also dragoons. In this ?
position, Lamar remained lor some time
an unwillingspectator of the fight which i
was now becoming general. i
It was an irksome position to one
possessing the feelings of the young r
Georgian, and lie resolved to free him- 1
self from his guard, or perish in the at- P
tempt. He was still upon horseback?
a huge, dark looking Mexican on each
side of hiin?but he had been deprived '
of his sword when captured, and was s
altogether unarmed. Kach of the dra- n
goons wore a large sabre at his belt,and t
on one of these the eyes of Lamar be- \
came fixed. Crraspinff the belt with a v
fierce eagerness, the young Texan sue- c
ceeded in securing both sword and scab- N
bard, and then drawing the former, he
put spurs to his horse and galloped off
towards his comrades, who were, from l]
their position, witnesses of the feat. But s
Lamar was not destined to reach the a
Texan lines without fighting for it. As 0
soon as the troops on the ground pcrcci- t
ved that he had escaped from his guard, fc
a general rush was made to intercept a
him, and several horsemen galloped be- cl
tween him and the approach to the Texan
Lamar, brave as a lion, was soon en- e
gaged with several Mexicans at once ; j
but having resolved to die rather than v
be taken a second time, he soon cut his ,
way through the enemy's lines, and
amidst the whistlincr bullets nnd thp t
O ? ""w
huzzas of his comrades, many of whom s
had been witnesses of his exploit, lie ?
was carried back to his friends. a
Jlkis gallant action was performed on o
th^ray preceding that of the battle of n
San Jacinto. Lamar was then, as we t
have before mentioned, only a private t
dragoon. On the day of the battle,
however, Captain Lamar, by the order j
and appointment of Gen. Houston, com- ^
mander-in-chief, led the Texan cavalry, .
a company of about thirty mounted men, 1
into the fight. Lamar soon rose in the
estimation of his adopted fellow-citizens >
?and afterwards, as is well known, became
President of the " Lone Star" republic.
Lamar did not make a bad use of the t
sword which he wrested from the Mexi- <;
can dragoon ; for having returned on a G
visit to his native country, he presented ^
it to Mr. Peale, who deposited it in the
Philadelphia Museum, where it is still "
to be seen among the thousand and one
curiosities of the place.?Saturday Cour. *
A correspondent of the N. York sj
Mirror tells the following story of
a member of the Indiana Legisla- 1
ture, who is the butt of his associ- e
ates. on account of his i.ornnran/?P. r
" Opposite the member, at a table, ?
sat a sinful wag, who after leaning
forward and saying something
about revising the laws, asked him ,
vm*y gravely, ' Mr. , what in ,
your opinion ought to be done with ,
a man who would deliberately ,
commit suicide V The learned 1
law-maker clapped his hands upon
his cranium, to support his brain, ?
while he was solving this intels '
lectual difficulty, and wisely replied?'Why,
sir, I'd go for ma- P
king the rascal pay five hundred ?
uuua.rs 10 tne state, and marry t/ie
Foreign Criminals.?By a late C
report in relation to the Blackwells c
Island Establishments, New York, d
it appears that there are, in the n
Penitentiary 1,239 persons, and
that of these 843, more than two- b
thirds, are foreigners. In the ii
Penitentiary Hospital, there are n
240, of whom 134 are foreigners ! |c
American Cokn.?Extract from the
iondon correspondence ot the New
" The Consul of the United States for
Bremen, Mr. Robertson, lias been enlea
voring to introduce Indian corn into
general use in England as an article of
bflfl. Hft llfIS Wflltfrl llnnn ~f
- ? .vva 11 j/v/il O^HCIUi Ui
lie leading corn factors, and shown
hem bread made of Indian corn and of
qual quantities of Indian corn and
vheaten flour. Some of these samples
tave been forwarded to the editor of the
-.ondon Times, who remarks, ' The
>read which has been forwarded to us,
lthough rather of a yellow color than
lie ordinary best wheaten bread, is exremely
light, and of good quality and
lavor. If not, perhaps, equal, to the
ery best bread, it is infinitely superior
o that sold by many of our bakers, and
3 much of that manufactured from the |
amaged wheat of the late harvest.'
I'here is a strong prejudice in England
mongst some classes against using Inian
corn as an article of food ?? it is
generally supposed that the Americans |
aise it for the express purpose of fatening
their hogs, and that, therefore it
annot be quite good enough for the
tarving population of England and Ireind
! I believe that the American who
irst introduces the best quality of Inian
corn bread into London, and reguarly
supplies the inhabitants at a low
emunerating price, would in a short
ime realize a large income from the exeriment."
Murder of Capt. Yancf.?Til our
fist we mentioned the apprehenion
and lodgement in jail, of the
legro fellow Dave. By mean of
his, it was discovered that two
vmte men named ivirby and .Lee,
vere likewise implicated, and aclordingly
a search was made
vliich soon resulted in the arrest
if both. It appears from the statenent
made by Dave, and which is
trengthened by Ivirby, that the
ict was committed by Lee, who in
>rder to evade subsequent detecion,
employed slugs instead of
alls for the purpose. They both
idmit that they were present, but
teny having aided in the murder.
Kirby having bccome evidence
or the State, may by this means
suiipii nit; extreme penalty ot the
aw, but the doom of the other two
s almost certain. It can hardly
e doubted that their lives will pay
he forfeit. The opinion here
eems to be that there are many
thers concerned in the transaction,
.nd that ihere will be at least four
t five hung, but of this we have
to correct knowledge ; it is better
herefore to await a patient invesigation.
Since the above was written,
Lirby and Lee have been brought
o Jail.?Liaurensv.Ue Herald, 13th
Affray at Charlottesville?
Jeath of a Student.?We learn
rom a gentleman who came from |
Charlottesville in the Sunday train,
hat a terrible affra}' occured there
Saturday night last, at the Mena;crie,
(recently in this city,) beween
a company of University
tudents and the persons attached
o the Menagerie. It seems that
he students were disorderly and
iotous and would not permit the
howmen to clear the circle, in orer
to exhibit the performances of
he elephant. The keeper of the
lephant and the other showmen
emonstrated with the refractory
tudents, and repeatedly desired
hein to clear the ring, that they
light proceed with the exhibition,
^hey however refused, when the
eeper, determined to proceed,
pnnnrVif in tU/* ?
luugui ill tuc cicpuailb IU.1UICB
hem a side. As soon as this was
one the students attacked the
eeper with violence. The rest
f the showmen came to his assist
ance, and a general and furious
ght took place between the two
arties, in which sticks and bludcons
were used. Our informant
tates that at one time some five
r six students were knocked down
nd lying prostrate on the ground.
>ne, we lament to hear, who reP.l
ITAll A ^
V ? V AVIVIIIf 1/1U W Ull tUC liCOU f
ied of his wounds on Saturday
The students were driven off,
ut afterwards returned with a reiforeement
and were about to
lake another^ attack, when the
itizens interfered and stopped
them. Two of the showmen were
apprehended and lodged in jail.
These arc facts as related by
/>?11 ;... 4. nr
uui niiui iii<xiii. vv e, oi course,
cannot vouch for them. Wc did
not learn the name of the student
who was killed?nor indeed, the
names of any of the students en^
P. S.-?Since the above was written,
we have heard from other and
valuable sources more facts connected
with the affray. The
name of the student who was killed
was Glover, of the State of
Alabama. He was a mild, quiet
and amiable young gentleman, not
engaged in the affray, but acting
as pacificator. He was in the
midst of the combattants, endeavoring
to quell the riot, when he
received the blow that unfortunately
terminated his existence.
We also learn that the name of
the man who inflicted the blow by
which young Glover was killed,
was John J. Bailey. Bailey, we
understand, has been arrested. He
got on the cars about six miles this
side of Beaver Dam, when he was
recognized by one of the students
ho was on his way down. Bailey
denied his name, but the student,
who recognized him, made oath to
his identity and had him arrested.
He was brought to Richmond by
soinc ol the passengers and lodged
in jail.?Richmond Rejmb., l ilh in^l.
By a recent railroad .accident in
France, between St. Etienne and
Lyons, two locomotives and six
passenger cars were demolished ;
eight 'persons were killed, and
thirty badly wounded.
We learn from private sources
that the Secretary of the navy has
despatched Passed midshipman Selim
E. VVoodworth, as special
messenger, with instructions to
Commodore Sloat, of the Pacilic
hj.. \Ar 1 1?- -i- i
oi[uautuii> jvxr. *? uuuvvurui 'JCpartecl
on Wednesday last, and
will take the overhand route,
through Oregon. Nothing, of
course, is known, of the exact nature
of the above despatches ; but
a conjecture may well lie that this
mission is connected with our Mexican
A new umbrella has been manufactured
called the "lending umbrella."
It is made of brown paper,
and willow twigs, intended
exclusively to accommodate a
Cure for the Tootii-ache.?Take
a piece of sheet zinc about the
C]7P nl* Q ? ? -1
v* w tuui ^fguiyC nail pcilllj) clUU
a piece of silver?say a quarter of
a dollar, place them together, and
hold them between and contiguous
to the defective tooth?in a few
minutes the pain will be gone as
if by magic. The zinc and silver
acting as a galvantic battery, will
produce on the nerves of the tooth
suiiicient electricity to establish a
current, and consequently relieve
Christian Union.?The new
Presbyterian Church in Washington,
nearly finished, is a spacious
monument of unsectarian christain
liberality. The grounds were given
by Gen. Van Ness, the clergy
of different denominations united
in the exercises at the laying of
the corner stone, and different
sects have contributed liberally
for its erection.
Waddy Thompson, of this State,
has been admittid to practic in the
Circuit Court nfthp. T) istpirh nf Pr>- I
lumbia. He is engaged as one of
the counsel of Senator Benton, in
the Libel Case against Ex-Governor
Thomas, of Maryland.?
Expensive Medicine.?One of the
new products of chemical operations,
called Aconitine, made from
tho Aconitum Napellus, or wolfsbane,
far exceeds in value any other
artificial substance ever made.
I Twelve grains of the article have
lately been received as a large
importation, oy Mr. JL'atterson,
apothecary of this place for which
he paid fifteen dollars in N. York.
At that rate, an ounce would cost
six hundred dollars; and a ton
would be Worth no less a sum than
twenty-one million Jive hundred and
four thousand dollars.?
i , , Washington Union
There are eight hundred and
twenty-two prisoners at Sing Sing,
including one hundred and ninetyseven
negroes, and two hundred
and twenty-four foreigners.
Cincinati continues to sustain
ner proua distinction as " queen of
the west." During the last year,
780 brick, and 405 wooden buildings
were erected there.
The English debt, and the army
and navy, cost her people $350,000,000
per annum, or $43 per annum
for each male. In the United |
States, the same items cost $15,-'
000,000 per annum, or $1,75 for j
OO" Franklin Branch being on a
visit to Florida, his place will be supplied in )
his Profession by Dr. H. W. NICHOLS,
who will attend Faithfully to all calls which !
I may have during an absence of four j
weeks. F. Branch, j
Abbeville, April 22. 8 tf j
CAND1D A TEs!
We are authorized to announce T. j
P. MOSELY as a candidate for Slierift
of Abbeville Dis. at the ensuing election.
WTn. ~..?i?:?i * 117
vt v> uiu uuiuui iu amiuuiitt; w .
A. COBB as a candidate for the office of
Sheriff of Abbeville District at the ensuing
Wo are authorized to announce J AS.
S. WILSON as a candidate for Clerk of
Court for Abbeville District at the ensuing
The friends of A C HAWTHORN announce
him as a candidate for Sheriff* for
Abbeville District at the ensuing election
We are authorized to announce VA.
CIIAEL HUG11EY as a candidate for
Sh'-riff, at the ensuing election.
We are authorised to announce IIUGM
ARMSTRONG as a candidate for Sheriff
Abbeille District at the ensuing election.
We are authorized to announce Maj. A.
ARNOLD, as a Candidate for Sheriff, at
the ensuing election.
We are authorized to announce N1MROD
McCORD, as a candidate for Clerk
of the Court at the next, election.
JOHN G 13 AS KIN,
Attorney Sit jjilVv, having taken an oflico
in the rear of the Court House and
near to the Printing Office,will promptlv
attend to all business entrusted to
his care. Jan 14 46
W. O. & J. B. MORAGNE,
Attorneys at LllW?Have formed a Partnership
for the practice of LAW, in
Abbeville District. 8tf
Light Infantry, Attention !
I You arc hereby ordered to
appear at McCavv's oJd field,
on the twenty-fifth instant,!
armed and equipped, for PAJgSI
The commissioned and
IvMl non-commissioned Officers
b |l will appear the day previous.
R I Ef By order of
\ JQ.| Capt. Moragne :
MB E. KINGSMORE, O.S.
JPJLu April 22 8 It
ATTENTION BATTALION !
Abbeville C. H., >
25th March, 184G. ^
iThe Upper Battalion of the
8th Reigiment of Infantry,
will assemble for Exercise
and Inspection, at McCaw's
Old Field, oil Saturday the
25th of April next, by 10
o'clock, A. M., armed and
equipped as the law direct*.
The Commissioned and
will appear the day previous
for Drill. &c.
The Captains of Beat Companies will
order out the pioneers in their respective
Col. N. H. Miller :
Mch 25 4 5t Lieut. Col. 8th Reg't.
By Order of D. Lesly, Ord'y.,
Will be sold, on the first Monday in May
next, for Partition, the Real Estate ol
Bitsey Roberts, deceased, <n Sawney's
Creek, containing fifty acres, adjoining
lauds of J W Prather and others, on a
credit of 12 months. J. RAMEY,
April 8,1846 6 4i [Pr's bill $1.87 J] Sh'ff.
JfeThe subscriber, wishing to leave
Tthe State, offers his LANDS for sale
lying in Abbeville District, on the waters
of Rocky river, two miles east of Loundsville
and nnlv ai\' frnnr? R???nn?h 'iu?"
consisting of Twelve Hundred Acres, one
half cleared and the balance in woods, on
a credit of one, two, three, and four years,
no instalment bearing interest.
On said Plantation there is a good
DWELLING, a new GIN HOUSE and
SCREW, & a THRASHING HOUSE,
and all ouUhouses new. The Plantation
is under good repair.
Any person wishing to purchase would
do well to call on the subscriber.
JOHN A MARTIN.
March 18 3 13t
O^r-Edgefield Advertiser will publish
the above three months, and forward account
John A, Martin, LoundsvHlo. I
NEW SPRING GOODS!
WM. KETCHAM &. CO.,
(HAMBURG, S. C.}
Are now receiving their Spring Stock, oi
Staple otid Fancy Dry Goods,
BONNETS, PALM-LEAF IIATS,
Carpctting, Floor Oil Clotli, Bolting Cloth, ?U\
VV ithout enumerating articles, we will
merely say, that we pay particular attcni
tion to keeping up a full assortment, and
by frequent receipts of New Goods, are
always prepared lo furnish our customers
with all New Styles of Goods, as fast as
I they appear in the Northern Markets, and
' at prices as i^ow at IjR\st as can be
j found in Hamburg and Augusta.
| Call and satisfy yourselves. No charge
for looking. [March 18 3 7t
! NEW ESTABLISHMENT.
The subscribers are now receiving and
will offer lor sale, at their Store Room,
I in Mrs, Allen's Hotel,
SUGARS, New Orleans and Cuba
Do Loaf double refined
MOLASSES, N. Orleans and W. Indies
; TEAS, Gunpowder and Hyson
FISH, Mnckerel, Cod and Salmond
; Candies, Figs, Currants and Raisins
I Almonds, Filberts and Brazil Nuts
Cheese, Soda Biscuits, Candles, &c &c
A lot of READY MADE CLOTHING
\ consisting of COATS, frock and dress
j Vests, l'ants, Drawers, Shirts, Stocks,
; Cravats, &c.
A fine assortment of BOOTS, Ladies',
Gentlemen's, Boys' and Misses' SHOES.
i mi i ' **"* - ?
i x nuy nave aiso i\orinern and French
| CALF SKINS, KID SKINS, best Northern
Oak Tan and Hemlock Sole, and
' are prepared to make Boots and Shoes at
the shortest notice and in the best Btyle.
J. A. ALLEN & CO.
Abbeville C H, April 15 7 tf
Just received, by S. Anderson, Agent,
300 gallons fine Ohio and Mountain Whiskey,
fine Peach Brandy, superior Holland
Gin, superior Cog. Brandy, Jamaica Rum,
New England do., superior Ale, Cider in
bottles or on draught; Candies assorted,
Mackerel, Molas3es, Oranges, Cheese,
smoked Herrings, Oysters, Almonds, Butter,
Crackers, Tobacco, Segars, fine Maderia
Wine; and expected in a few days
London Porter. The above articles of
Spirits wiii be sold low for cash, by the
Three Gallons ; and the other articles as
low as can be purchased in this village.
Abbeville C H, April 1 5 16w
Abbeville Sheriff Sales.
By virtue of sundry Writs of Fieri Facias
to me directed, will be sold, at Abbeville
Court House, on the first Monday in
May next, the following property:?
I 120 Acres of Land, more or less, le|
vied on as the nronertv of Jno rinnerlnaa
ads A R Ramey.
250 Acres of Land, more or less,boundcd
by Noah Reeves, Robt Smith, Jesse
Gent and Richard Maddox, levied on as
the property of Win PyleH ads H A Jones,
1 Negro, levied on as the property of
Sanders Williamson ada William C Hill,
by next friend.
1 Negro, levied on as the property of
Joshua Waits ads E Suggs.
1 Negro, levied on as the property of
James Pert ads Wm Eddins and others.
1 Negro man. Peter, levied on as the
property of Gab'l. Hodges ads Geo Conj
nor, for P D Klugli vs W C Anderson
and Gab'l Hodges.
1 1 Pony sold as the nronertv of Davis
Barksdale, ads. The State of South Carolina.
1 Lot in Greenwood, containing two
acres more or less, bounded bv J H Giles
and others, levied on as the property of
Wm Lewis, ads Whitlock Sullivan &
Waller & others.
22 ^.cres of Land, more or less, bounded
by Milton Trible, Arter Williams and
others, levied on as the property of John
M Branyan ads George Bigby and others.
327 Acres of Land, moro or less,,
bounded by John Cowan, James Cowan and
others, one Negro Boy, Lewis; 2 Mules..
"Z Mares, one Wagon, and one Cart, levied
on as the property of Jos J Hawthorn ads
J & S Donnald and others.
Also, at the residence of Jos J Hawthorn,
on Tuesday the 5th day of May
next, Cattle, Hogs, Household and Kitch.
en Furrtiture, one Clock, one Shot Gun,
lot Corn, one Wheat Fan, Plantation tools,
&c, &c., levied on as the property of Jos
J Hawthorn ads J & S Donnald and others
Tot-ma P-.nl. * A
viuiu vaon# ** 11X1111 Hi X t
April 8, 1846 Sheriff.
I have on hand a very excellent PIANO,
which J will seH below the ordinary price
for Cash. JAMES LINDSAY.
March 25 4 tt
To the People of Abbeville.
The subscriber respectfully solicits all persons
indebted to the Sheriffs Office for
COST, Plaintiffs or Defendant's,are earn- ;
estly requested to come forward and settle,
as this is my last year in office, I shall be
compelled to have all cost due me in the
office settled. You will find myself or Mr .
Tacmrt alwavs in attondn
April 15 7 It "i'/RAMEY.
A large assortment of LAW
BLANKS just printed, at this office.