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..ows of the vicix, ..ue w.
The corn bill has triumphed in the
committee of the whole in the House of
Lords by a majority of thirty-three.
Consequently, all fears as to its final
passage are at an end, and a rich market
for our superabundant crops of
breadstufis may now be confidently anticipated.
There has been a decline of one
eighth pence in the cotton market,
though the demand continued steadv.
In England and Ireland the wheat
and potatoe, as well as other crops,
have a fine and prosperous appearance,
and the prospect of a plentiful harvest
was considered good on the 19th ult.,
when the Britania sailed It seems,
therefore, that we have monopolized all
the rain in this direction, unless the
storm clouds have paid them a later
Sir Robert Peel's retirement is more
confidently spoken of than by former arrivals?there
is, however, nothing positive
known vet with res-ard to his inton.
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tion in this respect. It is based on the
supposition, that on the completion ol
his great measures he will retire from
The war between the United States
and Mexico engrosses public attention.
The victories of the Americans on the
Rio Grande has changed public feeling
both in England and France, from sympathy
for the Mexicans to contempt.
This change of opinion, however, is as
unjust lo the Mexicans as the former
feeling was to the Americans. The
Mexicans deserve much credit for their
gallant stand, and it was only the superior
tact and energy of General Taylor
and his brave little army that overthrew
Mr. Guizot's organ is still pointing
out the necessity and policy of France
and England interfering by a joint action
of some kind to protect Mexico
from what it terms the rapacious and tyranical
conduct in the United States in
seizing on the territory of a weak and
unfortunate nation. The government
organ, however, does not touch on the
subject, and the probability is. that the
organ of Mr. Guizot is used as a feeler
to ascertain the views of the people
in regard to such a movement.
i..c Compte, the attempted assassin of
Liouis Phillippe, King of the French,
has been executed. This announcement
will be received with universal
surprise, as this unfortunate man has
heretofore been uniformly represented
as laboring under a singular delusion*
nearly approaching to insanity.
Death of the Pope of Rome.?His
Holiness, the Pope of Rome is dead,
having expired suddenly on the 1st ot
June. Cardinal Franzoni, it is said, is
the person most likely to succeed him.
PARIS, June 15.
The Journal des Debats lately published
a remarkable article between
Mexico and the United States. Our cotemporary,
says an English paper, asserts
that Mr. Polk has onlv trone
against Mexico to compensate for his defeat
in Oregon, and to regain popularity.
It thinks Mexico is totally unable
to resist the United States, and that existing
hostilities will result in its dismemberment.
It thinks that the States
will endeavor to seize the Californias to
make up for their being obliged to lose
Oregon, and that the Californias are infinitely
It views all this with regret, but beyond
a few sneers at Mr. Polk, for
whom it appears to have cherished the
most profound contempt, it says nothing
offensive to the United States. It points
out the necessity of France and England
interfering in the matter, in order
to bring about a reconciliation, and to
protect Mexico. It alleges that France
has interests at stake in Mexico, which
call promptly for such interference.
Intelligence from Algiers is of the
usual character. Tribes have revolted,
and been chastised and punished.
The Attempted Assassination of
Louis Piiillippe.?Le Compte, the attempted
assassin of the King of the
French has been brought to trial, condemned
and executed as a paricide;
that is to go barefoot to the scaffold, wearing
a shirt outside his dress, and to have
his head covered with a black veil, to
remain standing on the scaffold whilst
the sentence was read to the people, and
to be then beheaded. On the trial he
IIV avvviiKpiltCS) UIIU
f any political faction.
7-?His Holiness Pope
departed this life on
4 been indisposed
of May. but on the
.onth he was bew'ns
sudden, and may
similar rumors as
ecease of several of his
... He was in the eightyt
year of his age, having been born
the year 1765. In ordinary times
the decease of a Pope would not occasion
any sensation in the political world,
but such is not the case in the present
instance. Pope Gregory the 16th was
a good, kind, benevolent man. sincere
in his religious principles, and more tolerant
than most others who held the keys
of St. Peter.
The member of the Sacred College
most likely to succeed Pope Gregory is
the Cardinal Franzoni, President of the
Congregation of the Proppagandi. He
is, however considered friendly to the
Jesuits, and will be of course fiercely
opposed by France. Cardinal Franzoni
was born at Genoa, on the 10th of
December, 1775, and is of course in the
71st year of his age. Cardinal Acton
might not improbably be selected, and
would in that case be only the second
Englishman that has ever held the Pan,l
pui uiguny. wicui ttgiruuuii continues
to prevail in different parts of the country,
especially in the Papal States, and
it is to be feared that outbreaks will
AeerieaN Newspapers at Matamoros
?A weekly paper has been commenced
at Matamoros by H. McLeod^
entitled " Republic of the Rio Grande
and Friend of the People." The leading
articles are printed in both English
and Spanish. The purpose is to convince
the people of Tamaulipas, Coahulia,
New Leon Chihuahua, of the futility
of resisting American arms and to
throw upon the administration of Pa
redes the responsibility of the war. A
separation of the Departments named
above from the Central Government of
Mexico, is the distmct aim of this new
A prospectus for another new paper
i has been issued at Matamoros by Moses
Bangs & Lewis, called the4< Rio Grande
The Bible in Italy.?Italy is becoming
more and more accessible to
evangelical efforts. Ths Bible can
now be circulated, and the Grand Duke
of Tuscany has recently consented to
the publication of the Scriptures in his
stand that Col. James L. Orr, of
Anderson, C., is expected to
deliver the Anniversary Oration
oeiore the Literary Societies of
Erskine uollege at the next commencement,
which will be ott
Wednesday the 16th of Sept. The
Societies have made a very judicious
selection of an orator, and
we have no doubt but he will do
ample justice to the subjects which
the occasion will suggest. It gives
us pleasure to learn that the College
is in ft most flourishing condition,
and that the number of students
in attendance is large; in
fact, such must continue to be the
case, so long as the present able
frolessors remain in the Institution,
and the quietness, order and
morality of the Village of Due
West is maintained.
Tremendous Dark Sensation.?
Under this caption the Cincinnati
Commercial notices the arrival in
that city of the four hundred negroes
once the property of the eccentric
John Randolph of Koanoke.
ThflV ftTP. t.n Rp.t.t.lp. 1*1 IVf omor r<\nn.
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ty (Ohio,) " John," who attended
his master 32 years, is along and
enjoys active health.
Mr. Bancroft.?One of the Boston
papers appears to discredit a
rumor which the editor says Is rife
in that region, that Mr. Bancroft
aspires to the command of the
squadron destined to attack Vera
Cruz and the Castle of San Juan
de Ulloa. Indeed, he says the rumor
is not generally credited, but
still, he intimates that there may
be something in it, as the Naval
Secretary is probably as well
qualified for that service as he
was to take charge of the Navy
Department, and as we ought not
to be surprised at any movement
on the part of Mr. Polk.
tr LIBERTY AND MY NATIVE SOU.."
CHARLES H. ALLEN, Editor.
Abbeville G. H., S. C. >
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 1840.
SEj3' We are requested to say that
there will be an examination in the Female
Academy at this place on the 30th
and 31st instant.
?C|r* We are requested to say that the
Rev. James Dannelly will preach at
this place in the Methodist Church, on
IEJf3 The Camp Meeting at Sharon
will commence on Wednesday evening
the 12th August.
53* 1? publishing the list of Volunteers
from this District, the name of S.
D. GiLLEsriE was unintentionally omitted.
U33" The extra Court of Common
Pleas commenced at this place on Monday
last, Judge Wardlaw presiding.
There being but little business, the
Court adjourned on Tuesday afternoon.
ftf3- The Anniversary of the District
Temperance Society was held at this
place on last Wednesday. If any one
doubts that the cause of temperance is
at a low ebb in the District, or that it is
not sustained by strong hands, we wish
such an one could have seen the numbers
of influential, intelligent, and worthy
citizens who were present on that
occasion as delegates from the local societies.
Friend, you are mistaken,
whoever you are, that believes thus.
The cause of temperance is going ahead
in the District Very able addresses
were delivered by Thos. Thomson and
S. L. Heller, Esqs.
We learn that the Hon, Wm. L.
j Yancey, of Alabama, has resigned his
seat ih Congress, to take effect at the ex
piration of the present session. At a
Democratic meeting in Loundes county,
a few days ago, Col. J. L. F. Cottrel
' was nominated to fill the vacancy.
Extraordinary Cate of Infanticide.?
We were shocked to hear, a few days
since, of the murder of an infant* some
4 or 5 miles from this place, aged three
months, by its brother, a boy some
six or seven years of age. It appears
1 that the mother, a widow woman by the
name of Mrs Fife, had gone to a neighbors
to borrow some meal, and left the
miuut ? ! iuc baic ui us uroiuer. Upon
returning, the child was missing, and
after searching a while for it, was found
laid away among some bushes near the
yard* with its head gashed in two or
1 three places. The boy, when interro*
gated upon the subject, replied that the
child had fallen out of the door, and in
. going out of the door himself, he accidently
let an axe fall upon it that he
was holding in his hand. Although
there is no positive evidence to prove him
guilty of intentional murder, yet the jury
of inquest were unanimous id the opinion
that such were his intentions.
Foreign News.?In another column
nf thin urAAlr'fi nana* mill ~J
w. ** WM V |iU|/Wt W 111 UV IUUIIU CX"
tracts of foreign news brought out by
the Britannia, fifteen days later/ The
news is somewhat important The
corn bill has triumphed in the Committee
of the whole in the House of Lords*
by a majority of 33, No fears are entertained
now of its final passage.
There has been a decline of an eighth
pence in the cotton market Wheat
and nntfitnA rtnn* in ?1 *?
jkin^iauu auu Art?*
land are promising; and the prospect of
an abundant harvest was considered
good up to the sailing of the Britannia.
The Mexican War excited considerable
attention; and news of onr victories
over vastly superior numbers upon the
Rio Grande, has produced in the Engiish
contempt for the Mexicajns.
Presentation of a Flag.?Y'ox the
want of space in our last, we were prevented
from noticing the presentation of
a beautiful banner, by the young ladies
of this place, to the Abbeville Light In.1
A it*. : A Til- - Cl
/u>wy, un me tin iiisiuui. x ins nag
has been gotten up in fine taste, and
reflects much credit upon the fair donors.
Upon the one side is seen the goddess of
liberty, with one foot upon a broken
sceptre and crown, holding in her hand
a drawn sword, and immediately above,
is inscribed " Liberty^?Constitution?
tjnion upon the other side, the Rattle-Snake:
above it is alsor written,
" Abbeville Li6ht Infantry?' Nemo
vie impute lacessit"
The remarks of Lieut. Perrin. upon
the fecept'ibn of this banner, were very
chaste antt" appropriate, and the whole
affair passed oflp wClf. The particulars
will be found below.
Mr. Editor:?Permit' me, through
the medium of your paper, to give a
short description of the presentation of a
R?nn#?r to th#? Ahhpvill** TArrht tnfn-nrr/*
by the ladies of our Village, on the 4th
instant. The Company being formed
upon its regular parade ground, a squad
of four men was detailed, and constituting
a color guard, commanded by Lieut.
Selleck, was marched to the residence
of Miss. T ., who presented the Banner
in the name of the ladies, in a very
chaste and beautiful little speech;
to which the color bearer (Lieut. Allen)
responded in an appropriate manner.
After which, the guard was marched
and halted in front of the Company,
who immediately came to a present, and
the b^rer placed in his proper position,
when Lieut. Perrin addressed ihe Company
in an eloquent and feeling manner,
urging upon them the importance
of protecting that Banner, " even unto
deathand who can doubt that a Banner
presented in such a manner, will
Vif? nrr-'pffprl 1 Hr.-.sr ir.:!i-nntnl.r
ww i#. w.wv?v>%? s AJiwiw uiuiUUIL iy cuuuc^l"
ea is gallantry and bravery?devotion
in love and valor in war ? Sergt. Jasper
lost his life in rescuing a Banner
intrusted to him by the fair hands of
beauty. The ancient Poets sang of the
love of Mars and Venus; and the Grecian
mother exhorted her son, while
-* ???"pointingto hie shield,
Come with it when the battle's done,
Gr on it from the battle field.5'
The Tariff.?By the recent news
from Washington, we are gratified to
learn that the Tariff Bill, known as
McKay's bill, has passed the House by
a vote 114 to 05. It is thought the vote
in the Senate will be a tie, and that the
President of that body will give the
casting vote in favor of the bill.
ECjr* The World's Temperance Convention
is to assemble in London on the
4th August next, to consist of delegates
from all the State and National Temperance
Societies in Christendom.
The following are the official returns
of the votes for Field Officers of
the Palmetto RegimentFor
P. Butler, - * 618
Gen. James Jones, * - 92
J, A. Alston, * - 02
For Lieut. Colonel,
J. P. Dickinson, - < 266
W, A. Walker, - * 185
Wra. Nettles,. - - - 144
Thomas G. Gantt, - - 68
Scattering, - 9
A. ft. Gladden, - * 222
T, P. Butler, - 194
James Gantey, . - * 130
J. F< Marshall, - - 95
W. A, Walker, - - 15
J. D, Allen, - - - 12
Scattering* - * - 7
editor's table. v
Southern Journal of Medicine and Phar
macy : Edited by J. Lawrence Smith
M. D.j. and 8. D. Sinkler, M. ?>.,
Charleston, S. C.?Price, $4.00.
We have received the 4th No. of this
valuable journal, which continues to
improve in interest and usefulness. The
amount of practical information con*
tained in this nublication. to uv nnthinv
? 9 y O
of State pride, should induce every medical
man in the State to subscribe to it
" i? rn 1 r
Southern and Wester/i Literary Messenger
and Review: B. B. Minor, Editor,
Richmond, Va.?Terms, $5.00 per
annum, in advance.
The July No. of this journal is alscf
I before us. The leading articles in it
are a continuation of the u Civil Warfare
in the Carolinas and Georgia, during
thfe Revolution w The Politico
and History of the Dance " Conquest
of Peru?An account of Pedro De La
Gasca and M American! Military
The. Treasury of History : Published by
Daniel Adde, 107, Fulton-st., N. Y.
The 4th No. of this useful publication-has
nlsn VlPPnr rooniiroil
TV mcil IS K
J continuation of English History. Thiff
work is published in monthly numberscontaining
about 128 pages in each,
and is designed ttf be a Comprehensive
history of all the nations of the earth,
and will be completed in about 12 numbers.
It is certainly one of the cheapest
and most useful publications of the
day, the price being only 25 cents per
Southerrt CullivaldrJas. CamaK, Editor.
J. W. &. W. S. Jones, Publishers,
Augusta. Ga.?Price, $1.00.
The July No. of this valuable agricultural
work, comes to hand laden with1
its usual variety df " good things" for
the farmer and planter.
(reported for TIIE rfXtitfER.)*
Celebration of the Fourth of July
Mr EditorOur national anniver-'
sary was celebrated by the citizens and
siuaenis 01 uokesbury in a style of sim-'
plicity and beauty rarely witnessed!
The "Cokesbury Fencibles*' werti'
formed upon the Campus a few minutes
before 10 o'clock A. M., and marched
through the village under the command
of Maj. Mat J. Williams, at the
Female Academy. The notes of the
fife, the roll of the drum, the wave of
the colors bearing upon its folds the
beautiful and appropriate motto, " Nec
imbellem feroces progenerant aquilce Columbam."
The plain neat uniform, the'
glad faces, sparkling eye and military
precission of the company, were a fit*
beginning of the public rejoicings. It
stirred the full heart to look upon
such a scene. The company was halted
in front of the Female Accademy,and'
I n nrnpfissinn fnrmfid nf tVip. rrpn
j 7 t>~"
tlemen, orators and reader, and escorted
to the Campus chapel by the " Fencibles."
Here a new scene of taste and beauty ar-'
rested the eye. The interior of the
chapel was decorated by every possible'
convolution and involution of wreaths'
and festoons?the bright and happy
smile of youth and beauty giving to the
tout tnsemble, an exquisite finish irresistably
attractive. When the audience
were seated, the Declaration of Independence
ivas read in a clear, distinct and
irepressive manner, by 2d Lieut D. F.Jones,
of the u Fenciblesafter which
orations were delivered by Messrs. Jo
tt CI j t 1it r<
SErH n stokes anu james w. i^ujsk*
scales. These gentlemen had but a
day or two to prepare their address, and
yet, they distinguished themselves in a
manner so highly creditable?breathing
such noble and patriotic sentiments^ in a
style of such chaste and fervicf eloquence,
that Maj. M. J. Williams, arose
immediately at the close of the speeches,
and without thought of the time or place,
offered the following toast, viz:
The Orators of the day : Green spots
in the arid lift* of a schoolmaster?the
taste and geftios this day developed, bis
Then followed in rapid succession, a
number of volunteer toasts offered upon
the spur of the moment, for nothing of
the kind was previously anticipated.
Some of these pithy ami happy thoughts'
were as follows, to Wit:
By Dr. P W Connor.?Peace : The
, true policy of all Republics; hence eveI
ry effort consistent with the honor and
dignity of the nation, should be -made
to bring (he war with Mexico, to a close.
tf? M. r? A n tni ? , .
uy no s n vuiinur.?1? UQKtfDV
ry Fencibles: The pride of our village;
an ornament to the Campus, aqd an
honor to their distinguished Cantain.
May they all marry whom they please,
and please whom they marry.