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The Heroes of " Palo Alto" and
" Resaca de la Palm as."?We had the
satisfaction, and a proud one it was too,
of taking by his remaining hand, and
holding a few minutes conversation
with, one of that heroic little, army
which achieved the matchless victories
of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palmas.
iir. _ 11 i_ rt ? ri _r ? i f
*v e auuue iu v^;tpi. riuuc, ui niu miantry.
The Captain passed this city on
Thursday night, on board the steamer
"Empire," bound lor St. Louis, and
thence to Praire du Chien, where his
family now is. We are happy to slate
that his wound was doing very well,
and that h? was so for recovered as to go
about with his usual activity. We
found this heroic soldier as urbane and
amiable as he is brave and distinguished.
God grant him a safe and speedy
re-union with the fond ones who wait his
return, and length of years to enjoy the
reward of a nation's gratitude.
Memphis Enquirer, 20th inst.
. Fire and Loss of Life.?It has
again pleased the Almighty to afflict our
already chastened city. Last night at
1 o'clock a fire broke out in the Theatre
Royal, Louis street, formerly the riding
school, at the close of Mr. Harris' exhibition
of his Chemical Dioramas. From
the information we have been able to
glean, the camphine lamp was overset
from some cause or other, and the stage
at nnrP bprmnp nrivnlnnorl in
The house hud been densely crowded,
. but some had fortunately left before the
A rush was at once made to the staircase
leading from the boxes by those
who, in the excitement of the moment,
forgot the other passages of egress, in
an incredible short space of time the
whole of ihe interior of the building was
enveloped in one sheet of flame. The
newly erected platform covering the
pit, anu communicating at each end
with the stage and boxes, favored the
progress of the flames. The staircase
communicating with the boxes was a
steep one. and it had fallen from the
weight of those who had crowdad upon
it. One foot was interposed between
the hapless crowd and eternity, and on
that space we, with five or six others,
stood, the fierce flames around us, and
the dense smoke repelling all efforts to
extricate us. As far back as we could
see there was a sea of heads, of writhing
bodies, and outstretched arms; noise
there was none. But few means of
escape presented themseive to the
doomed at the extreme end in view.
The funeral veil of smoke which gradually
enshrouded them appeared calmly
to drop into eternal sleep. By our side
was one brother striving to extricate another,
but abandonment was unavoidable.
One poor creature at our feet offered
his entire worldly wealth for his rescue.
The agonizing expression of the
."WWW muiuiu uo uuu UCVCI UU ClldCt'U
from our memory.
The flames at the time were above
and around us, but human aid was of no
avail. In five minutes from the time of
which we make mention, its mass of
human beings who had but a few moments
previous been in the enjoyment
of a full and active life, were exposed to
our view a mass of calcined bones.
Up to this hour forty-six bodies have
been recovered from the ruins. Most of
them have been recognized. The loss
of life is greater than in the two dreadful
conflagrations of last summer. Sad
walling pervades the city. Scarcely a
istrpnf ran hp trnvurcoil iII urUinli
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closed shutters or the hanging crape do
not betoken a sudden bereavement.
Fathers, sisters, children of both sexes,
indulge in the deepest lamentations,
over the calamity which has fallen upon
many, for those who were thus suddenly
and awfully summoned into the presence
of their Creator.
Ponton Trains.?As our readers
hear much <v now a days" about
" Ponton Trains" lor the use of
the Army, we copy the following
description of the India Rubber
Bridge, which was used during
the Creek War, in Alabama, some
years since :?
u It consisted of large bags, or
pontons, something like cotton
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uags in snape, maae 01 inaia i\udber
cloth, which being filled with
air and attached latterallv together,
formed a bridge of fourteen
feet in width, and of any length,
according to the number of bags
used; upon these were laid light
timber to support boards placed
latterally, which forming a smooth
level surface, admitted the passage
of wagons, horses, &c. A detachment
of six hundred men with all
their arms and accoutrements,
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...v.uumg tuc neiu uiuueru uiuuiibed
upon horses, inarched on it at
once, and often remaining a quar
ter of an hour going through the
evolutions to test its strength, they
countermarched with as much facility
as if on terra firma. Field
pieces with their compliment ol
matrasses, and their caissions filln/l
niifl. ' 1_-i
?-u ?? nil tlllllllU II111UII illlU luiiueil
wagons, were also driven over it
with the same ease. It was said,
that a troop of horse, arriving at
night at a river where this bridge
was,and seeing it stretching across
i he" stream, crossed upon it under
the impression that it was a common
bridge. The great advantage
ol this bridge is its portableness,
all the pontons and cordage
for a bridge of three hundred and
fifty feet, being capable of transportation
in a single wagons
whereas, the former ponton equipages
consisted of cumbrous and
bulky pontons ot wood, sheet iron
Excitement among the Mormons.
?The accounts from Illinois,
state that there is great excitement
among and about the Mormons.
Burning the Temple.?A report
reached here yesterday, by the
steamer St. Croix, that preparations
were said to be making at
Nauvoo when she left to blow up
the Holy Temple of the Mormons
with gunpowder. The rumor
there was generally believed., and
considerable excitement prevailed
in consequence. The powder was
said to be deposited at Pontusac,
about fifteen miles above. If done,
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it is iu oe inc worK 01 tne antiMormons,
who believe that if the
temple was destroyed this infatuated
race would disband, and never
think of Nauvoo more than
any other place ; but so long as
the temple remains, it will be
looked upon by them as the Mecca
of their religin, and hundreds who
have started to Oregon, Iowa; and
California, will be straggling back.
Besides this, Mormons from every
part of the East, who are emigrating
West, must take Nauvoo in
their route, to see the Temple.
This the anties do not like, and
these are some of the reasons assigned
lor its destruction ; but the
more probable one is that it has
its origin in malignity, and a de
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mic, 11 pussiuie, 10 exierminate me
very name of Mormon. Yesterday
was the day said to be fixed
upon for its destruction.
St. Louis New Era, 12th ull.
General Taylor.?Zachary Taylor,
born in Virginia, appointed
from Kentucky 1st Lieut. 7th Infantry,
3rd of Ma)', 1808; Major
by bvt. 5th of September, 1812, for
gallant conduct in defending Fort
Harrison ; Colonel Gth Infantry,
4th April, 1832 ; Brig. Gen. by bvt.
25th December, 1837, for gallant
services in Florida ; Maj. Gen. by
bvt. 9th May, 1846, for distinguished
gallantry in the battles on
the Rio Grande del Norte, is the
/i?l, n~\ 1 i: 1 ? i
-*iii vuiuhci in iiucai ranK in tnt
Army.?Official Army Register,
A California Famer.?A gentleman
writing from California to
the editor of the St. Louis Reveille
says, his stock consists of about
400 head of oxen, 1700 horses and
mules, 3000 sheep and as many
hogs. 'I hey all pasture themselves
without difficulty in the rich prairies
and bottoms of the Sacramento,
and only require to be attended.
This is to be done by Indians, ol
whom he employs 400. His annual
crop ol wheat is about 12,000
bushels, with barley, peas, beans,
<?c., in proportion.
At the death of the Hon. R. P.
Herrick. M. C. from New York,
who died lately at Washington,
there were n< ne of the members
of his family present but a daughter,
aged about 15, who watched
over his dying bed and ministered
to his comforts with the fortitude
of a woman. She hung over him
continually, taking neither rest
nor sustenance from the time that
his life was supposed to be in dan
The sum of money expended by
the City of New York in the construction
of her Water Works
Day of Humiliation and Prayer.
?The General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church, has appropriately
set apart the first Sabbath
in .'uly, as a day of humiliation
and prayer with special reference
to the posture of our national
Another Victim to Miixp.rism.?
A woman living in Bran ford, Canada,
drowned herself a few days
since, in a fit ol insane fanaticism
superinduced by the [ reaching of I
the Millerites. She had been a
respectable woman. ?nd we ?im- I
p >se of the ordinary amount of
sense, till she imbibed the stupid
delusions of this most absurd of all
possible humbugs, when her spirits
became depressed and disordered,
and?the rest is told above.
Five justices of the county court
of Frankfort, ICy., have been
thrown into prison for contempt,
in refusing to obey a mandate of
the Court of Appeals to restore a
j iilor whom they had displaced.
We arc authorized to announce TIIOS
P SPIERIN as a candidate for Clerk of
Court ot Abbeville District at the ensuing
We are authorized to announce
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mr. j. iv. j jfa.ivivm\ i, as a candidate for
Sheriff at the ensuing election.
We are authorized to announce T.
P. MOSELY as a candidate for Sheriff
of Abbeville Dis. at the ensuing: election.
We are authorized to announce W.
A. COBB as a candidate for the office of
Sheriff of Abbeville District at tin; ensuing
We arc authorized to announce .T 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 arc authorized to announce VACHAEL
HUGHEY as a candidate for
Sheriff, at the ensuing election.
We are authorized to announce Maj. A.
ARNOLD, as a Candidate for Sheriff, at
the ensuing election.
Is hereby given to those concerned, that
the citizens of Due West Corner, willap^
ply for an Act of Incorporation at the
next session of the Legislature.
May 15, 1846 II 29t
Attention! Light Infantry!
In consequence of invitation
AI received bv yonr commanding
JjjJJ officer, anil to be extended by
fiSn him to the company, you are
respectfully invited to join
/y/j | with the citizens of thi&
ffZfc 1 place and vicinity in the cele1
brntion of the 4th of July
n | * And as the Committee of
1 ft Arrangements have appoint.
L&l ed the Abbeville Light Infill
fantry to act as Escort cn
'u that occasion. You are ex>
pected to attend in full military dress.
You will appear on your parade ground
uuij uiiir.u unu i uu uiu nay uuuvt
specifi'd a 9 o'clock. By order of
i Lieu!. J. M. Perrin, Actinjr Capt.
July 1 E. KINGSMORE, O. S.
H The citizens of Abbeville
0 V.llage and its vicinity haO
ving tendered a Dinner to the
g/f Volunteers of this District,
you are hereby ordered to assemble
at Abbeville Court
Eijftgfv House on the 4th day of July
inst., at 10 o'clock, A. M., to
J?I / unite with our fellow-citizens
ULi in celebrating our National
' Uy Independence.
i In order that there shall be
; as much uniformity amonv the Volunteers
as possible, you are ordered to appear in
1 white pants, black coat, and black hat.
By order ofCupt Mnref>al).
i July I VV L HODGES, O. S.
The Commissioners of Public Buildings
will let out to the lowest competent bidder
at public outcry before the Court
House, on Wednesdny the 15th dav of
i July, the Separating, Arranging and Classifying
the old "96" papers in the Clerk's
' office, in accordance with the order of his
Honor Judge Frost at last October term.
By order of the Commissioners :
June 24 17 4t 1. BRANCH, Sec.
Whereas, Charles Freeman hath applied I
to me to grant him letters of administration I
de bonis non on the estate of Mary Henderson,
deceased : These are therefore to
i cite the kindred and creditors of said de.
I censed to appear before me in Ordinary
on the first Monday in July next, to shew
cause why it should not be granted. Gi'
ven under my hand and seal, this 22d June
1846 D. LESLY, Ordinary.
A CAUL). "
Dr. T. A. SALE would inform his friends
and the public generally, that he has returned
to Abbeville Court House, and is
ready to attend to any Professional call
1 that may be made upon him.
May 20 13 tf
The Auxiliary Bible Society of Abbeville
District, will celebrate its Anniversary on
Wednesday the 29ih of July (instant)
Rev. W. H. Hemphill is expected to deliver
the Anniversary Sermon.
Every Bible Society in the District auxiliary
to this, is ?t liberty to send as manv
.11 - J ...
ui'irguirs 10 mis moi'iinjr as to tliom slum <
lie desirable. Ami cadi delegate so appear-;
ing, is entitled to nil the piiviluges of n\
member of the Society. '
July 1 F. BRANCH, Rec. Sec
\7[ Wv^v~o \ vr^ p~it Fn g s i
jFcmalc Wall School. |
Rev. T Curtis, D. D. > ? . . !
Hev. W Cams, \ rru,a,mts. ,
A TT i<&*. 'I'llf1 Pi-iiir>iimlo c?l llni? i
School would renew j
tPlfl " et ' ir *'lc'r acknowledgments
IB ^ [|^^'o their kind friends and
creasing patronage it, receives; and re-1
spectfully inform them tliat the Summer
and Autumn IV rm will commence the'
FIRST MONDAY IN JULY. All tins I
Departments will be now found organised
and under competent direction.
Per Half Year, Payable in Advance.
Instruction?Primary Department #20 J
Other Departments 25 ;
Music?Piano,including vocal music 25 j
Guitar " u 20 i
French - - - 201
Drawing and Painting - 20 i
Board, including washing, fuel and
lights - - - 50
No charges bosidc the above will be made
in connection with this 3(^to?l, except for
books and stationery actusmy used.
A pupil arriving after the Term lias (at
any time beyond a fortnight) couummcrd,
datr-s h'T Term from tfie day of arrival.
July 1 * 18 2t
Vegetable Fever and Ague and Anli
Among all the advertised remedies of the
day lor ague and Fever, or Chill and Fes
ver, none seem to meet with such rapidity
of sale and give so much general satisfaction,
as Dr Hull's celebrated Pills. Wherever
they have been introduced, all tonics
in whatever shape, all mixtures and Pills
and preparations of every character, do
signed for this disease, have been discar-|
ded, and Dr. Hull's Ague Pdls have been
received as the only permanent cure.
They stop the Chills and Fever the first
day, and do not sicken the Etomuch or operate
cn the bowels. Young children and
persons of all ajres sexes, and conditions
may use these PilJs, not only with safety,
but with the certainty of success.
Judge Forrest oJ Jonesboro, Ala, was
cured of a severe and obstinate case of
Chills, with only half a box, after two physicians
had exhausted ali their skill.
Ma Lewis Covin, of Abbeville Dis. S.,
C., says he has sold several boxes of Hull's
Pills, and never knew them lo fail curing
the chills and fever in a single instance.
Mr Win S Mills, of .Abbeville Dis, S. |
C , certifies that his wife was eurod nf nn
obstinate case of chills and fever of twelve
months standing with only half a box of
Hull's Pills ; and also says his little
daughter was cured of the chills and fever
ol 6 months standing with the remainder
of the same box.
We might give scores of references and
certificates, but we refer the reader to our
agents, where they may obtain a pamphlet
(gratis) giving a full description of the
medicine and its manner of use. Price,
$1 per box with directions.
Dr. Hull's Cou^li l.ozcnges.
Every family in the United States she uld
keep a supply of l>r IInil's C-ou<_'h Lozfn^
ges in the house, not. only as a preventive
medicine against the consumptive tendencies
of the climate, but as an effectual remedy
in ail cases of Coughs,Colds,Spitting
of Blood, nigh'. Sweats, difficulty of breathing,
Asthma, Whooping Cough. Emaciation
and General debility. Remember
that this medicine is not a mere palliative,
but is all powerful in removing all diseases
of the Chest and Lunj;F, leading to Consumption
and death. Price 25 cts per box.
' Dr. Hull's Worm Lozenges
Are a preparation that never faii to re-?
move Worms from children or adults.
Children w91 cry for th< m, and cat them
ns they would candy.
We suggest to all parents having children
whom they suspect of beinjr troubled
with worms io give these Lozenges a trial, i
Tlie fiict of their having cured upwards of
forty thousand cases, puts their efficiency
beyond doubt. Price 25 cte per box.
Please remember the name and get Dr.
Hull's Lozenges, as no others before the
puolic contain the virtues of his medicine.
The above Medicines are for sale at the
Drug Store of # |
Drs. WARDLAW & DENDY,
And at the Post Office bv
July 1 3ni JOHN" McLAREN.
Valuable Town Property lor Sale.
fi ri The subscriber intending to
- ?t ? -a r
PRHjH movi; lU Lilt: COUUiry, OIIITS IOr
||i jjy?8nl? his HOUSE and LOT in
Js&fiSLihe Village of Abbevillp* situated
on the Public Square. Tne House is ft
comfortable and commodious one, and in
connection with it, are two LAW OFFICES,
which can be rented at fair prices.
All the out buildings and fencing are new,
and the Dwelling House has been- recently
PAINTED. Any person wishing such
property, would do well to call and see me.
T"V t m iAi i? * O A U XT'
uec 1/ ftsir xvnmiLi a . i
A largo assortment of LAWl
[ BLANKS justprinted, at this office. I
Abbeville She rift* k,*. .
IJv virttioof Klimlrv Wriln of f?inri
to me directed, will be sold, at Abbeville
Court House, on the first Monday in
July next, the following property :?
1 '20 Acres of Land, more or less, levied
on as the property of Jno Douglass
adrf John W Lomux et al,
1 I .ot in Greenwood, containing two
acres more or less, bounded by J H Giles
and others, levied on as the property of
Win Lewis, ads Whitlock, Sullivan &
Waller & others.
1 Negro, levied on as the property of
Iluifli ltnhinson nils liieli'il Wntonn
2 Negroes, levied on as the property
of J as M Vandivcr ads D L Adorns etal.
At the residence of Wm Buchanan
on Tuesday the 7ih July next, one Trunk
and one lot Wujron Lumber, with other
article's, levied on as tlie property of N F
Rogers uds Win Buchanan.
Terms Cash. J. RAMRY,
Juno 10, 184.6 Sheriff.
By order of David Lesly, Ordinary for Abbeville
District, will hi- sold, for Partition,
at Abbeville Court House, on
Monday in Juiy next, the Real Estate of
Amelia Sinvnons, siluate in Abbeville District,
to wit: one House and Lot of Land
in the village of Cukesbury, on a credit of
i twelve months, approved security and a
mortgage of the premises necessary.
J. RAMEY, SlierifT.
June 3, 1846 14 5t
i Est ray.
' Strayed from the plantation
reK; subscriber about the
: lirst of May last, a large, tall
; i3rr-? work STEER, without horns
; and ot pidi*d color, formerly belonging to
' the estate of John Pelotte, and it is thought
J mav have strayed back into the flat woodd
mjLucm'.Miis. Any miormalton ol said Ox,
will be thankfully received by
June 17 16 3t JOHN CHILES.
James Moore, who lives
jkLAH4 near Smith's bridge, on SaaC*>
i(r luda river, Abbeville District,
tolls ^before fne a eorrel Horse, with three
white fec-t, and a white face extending
down his right nostril, with a lump on hi's
loft.jaw ; fourteen hands high, four years
old, and appraised at seventeen dollars.
JOHN G. WATERS, Magis'te.
June 10 15 3m
Valuable Land for Sale!
A BARGAIN TO BE HAD//7
&&L The subscriber offers his tract of
T'"'Land for sale, four miles south west
ot Abbeville C. H. on the Snake Road.
It contains about 550 acres, between 2
and 300 acres of it wood land, well trmbored,
the balance in cultivation, about 60
acres fresh. There is a good dwelling
with all out buildings necessary, a good
screw, gin house &c ; and within 100 yds
of u regularly attended Church.- The purchaser
can have bis own tune to part of
the money by giving good security.
May 27 13 tfO F S LUCIUS
To the Public!
r. As ihn
wishes to remove from
g?SlyBlhn state, ho offers tor
AyreSSsale a tract of LAND
situated in this District, five miles above
Cambridge, on the direct road from Ham.
burg to Greenville, containing 597 acres,'
halt* of which is still in woods.
The plantation is in good repair and has
on it all necessary out buildings new, as
well an a large two story wooden building,erected
in 1841, as a house of entertainment
for travellers. Near the dwelling iri
a spring of as fine water as the District
affords, besides several other valuable
springs on the tract. Between OOand 10(T
acres of the unclcared land are rich bot^
win!*. J, XUC^UAUKAiN.
May 27 13 6t
District Temperance Society.
The anniversary meeting of this Society
wilt be held at this place on Wednesday
the 8th day of July next, (the week preceeding
the called court.) Competent
speakers have been appointed for the O'c-'
casion, and we trust a large concourse of
ladies Mnd gentlemen from different sections
of the District will attend the mee?.
ting. The Committee of Arrangements
will attend in the Court House on Sale
Dav in julv at ten nVlnntr Tim /loir*
jutes from the local societies will meet ire
the Methodist Church at ten o'clock, on
the morning of the Anniversary, and afler
attending to some preliminary business,
will repair to the Court House where tho
addresses may be delivered.
We trust the McDuffie Temperance
Band wi'I honor us with their presence on
that occasion- I. BRANCH,
June 24 17 2t Secretary.
Just received, by S. Anderson, Ajyenf,
300 gallons fine Ohio and Mountain Whiskey,
fine Peach BrandJ, superior Holland
Gin, superior Cog. Brandy, Jamaica Rum,
New England do., superior Ale, Cider in
bottles or on draught; Candies assorted.
Mackerel, MoIos3ps, Oranges, Cheese,
smoked Herrings, Oysters, Almonds, Butter,
Crackers, Tobacco, Segars, fine Ma??
deria Wine ; and expected in a few days
London Porter. The above articles of
Spirits will be sold low for cash, by the
Three Gallons ; and the other articles as
ftfl oon ka ???i_
. 7. .. KU"",?I,6U niio vntarre.
Abbeville C H, April 1 5 1$^