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From the Amateur.
The Huron to the Sioux Maiden.
BY EDWARD J. PORTJER.
I will fly to the mountains,
Where dark woods are waving,
Where the gush of the fountains
\^T tl/1 AAIITi^W li n in
Ti iiu iiunti-tntama ia luvmg,
Where streamlets are springing
To meet the caresses
Of the wind-spirit, winging
To bathe their bright tresses.
Through the depths of the forest
I will wander, still lonely,
And the spirit thou implorest
Shall be my guide only.
The star of thy bower,
In bright beauty gleaming,
Through Night's silent hour
Shall illumine my dreaming.
i _ 1 1?11 Ml T 1 1 .?
ana sun win 1 mess tnee,
Star of my youth's heaven!
Though another caress thee,
And sing the at even,
When sunset is dying,
Strains sweeter, not fonder,
Thin his, who now sighing,
?}oveiegs mUst wander.
Rest in Heaven.
Should sorrow o'er thy brow
Its darkened shadows fling,
And hopes that cheer thee now,
Die in the early Spring;
Should pleasure at its birth
Fade like the hues of even,
x urn inou away irom eartn?
There's rest for thee in Heaven.
If ever life shall seem
To thee a toilsome way,
And gladness cease to beam
Upon its clouded day ;
If, like the wearied dove,
O'er shoreless ocean driven,
Rise thou thine eye above?
There's rest for thee in Heaven.
But O ! if always flowers
Throughout thy pathway bloom,
And gayly pass the hours,
Undimm'd by earthly gloom;
Still let not every thought
To this poor world be given,
Not always be forgot
Thy better rest in Heaven.
When sickness pales thy cheek,
And dims thy lustrious eye,
And pulses low and weak
Tell of a time to die?
Sweet hope shall whisper then,
" Though thou from earth be riven,
There's bliss beyond thy kin?
There's rest for thee in heaven !"
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Utility of Salt in Agriculture.
f " We have several times invited the attention
of our readers to the article of salt,
to be mixed with manures, to be spread
broadcast, or be applied to the hill of corn or
potatoes. It is now time to be stirring in this
matter?to be guarding our potatoes against
worms, rust and rot.
<pFrom numerous statements made by
larmers from different quarters, it seems
that salt is useful to protect potatoes against
the fungus that appears on the vines, and
probably causes the disease that has been
so much talked of. If this is true, we ought
not to delay one day to provide salt to be
used on the ground in some mode or other.
" Coarse-fine salt may be used with ashes
and plaster, and put on corn or potatoes
'soon after they come up. It serves
to attract moisture, the want of which is
more detrimental to potatoes than any other
We find the above in an exchange paper
of July last, and it is wp.11 wnrthv #?nn.
sideration . of the agricultural part of our
citizens* The cost is but trifling, and a triaV
can do no harm, even if it does no good. |
We have ourself had occular proof of the
efficacy of salt as a manure. It is especially
useful on pine sandy land, where soil is
poor and subject to drought. It not only accumulates
moisture and thereby prevents the
plant from withering, but it has of itself
l^ialities which are highly nutritious. If
planted with the seed its effect is seen as soon
the germ shoots out of the ground?the hill
of ..corn in which a table spoonful of salt is
put will look much more vigorous and thrifty
u?jinvi CU4UX^uatl lllttV III WI11UII I1U
salt has been.?put, upon liand of the same
quality. The difference in growth becomes
.|5?iQte marked as the season advances ; and
at; harvest an acre ofcorn which had the advantage
of a few pecks of salt will yield
on^eighi more corn than an acre of equally
aagbodi&nd which has not been so treated.
^j ^ 'know it' is
Eldridge, arrived yesterday from the Brazos,
whence she sailed on the 28th ult?three
days later than our former advices. Major
Ben McCulluch, of the Texas Rangers,
Major Caldwell, quartermaster, Captain
McManus, of the Mississippi volunteers,
Captain Eustis, of the 1st Dragoons, and
Captains Bell and Osselyn, of the quartermaster's
Department, came passengers on
The Flag of the 27tli ult. gives further
accouts from Santa Anna's army. They
were communicated by a letter dated from
Tula, the 11th of March, written by a Mexican
officer to a friend in Matamoras. The
letter says General Santa Anna arrived at
the head of a remnant of one of the divisions
of the army with which he marched out
to attack General Taylor?the remaining
two divisions having marched in directions
where food might be procured for the famishing
soldiery?The writer remarks of the
Vinltlo nnrl rolront "Wo lintro on
greater loss than in any engagement ever
before fought in the country?upwards of
4000 were left on the buttle field or died
on the retreat; the army was destitute of
provisions of any kind, and the soldiers were
rendered ferocious by their privations and
sufferings; disaffection is wide-spread
throughout the ranks, and I may say the
army under Santa Anna is virtually broken
up." This letter also mentions the death
of several citizens of Matamoras, officers in
the Mexican army, who were killed in the
We extract from a letter in the Flag, dated
Camargo, the 23d ult., which purports
to derive its information from Major McCulloch:
"Old Zack is down by the side of the
mountains hunting ud Urrea with a sham
stick. The Old Hero is wrothy at being
assailed in his rear and having his bread
cars demolished, and if he but lays hand on
the Mexican General will flay him alive.
Urrea will doubtless effect his escape, for
he would sooner meet the devil with odds
than Old Zaclc. At the last accounts he
was at Linares, making a straight shoot for
the Tula Pass.
Gen. Taylor arrived at Monterey on the
9tl* March with the 1st Mississippi Rifles
and the Kentucky Cavalry as an escort, and
from an article in the American Pioneer
(a paper published at Monterey) we infer
that he was yet there on the 15th. What
day he left Monterey we are not informed,
but all accounts agree that he was in pursuit
of Gen. Urrea.
In addition to the above, the Flag of the
27th says the Mexicans pretend that Urrea
was nuito rp.r.fintlv fit T-f OHOf!
valry, but the Flag rather inclines to think
he has fled for the Tula Pass.
Special Correspondence of the Picayune
Brazos Santiago, March 27, 1847
The last news from Gen. Taylor left
him in pursuit of Urrea and Canales near
Ceralvo, with 1000 horse. The enemy
was ahead of him about twenty-five miles
making for the mountains in the direction
A train of sixty wagons left Matamoras
with subsistence on the 24th for Camargo,
and four steamers the mouth of the Rio
Grande, with provisions for the same destination,
same day. The steamers I learn are
lirrhtPfl Ipn milo? hp] n wr ma vrrrv kir email
vw?v?v wuttkuigl/ U J OlllUii
steamers. The train frpm Matamoras was
escorted by Maj. Stokes, with three companies
of N. Carolina volunteers.
We are in hourly expectation of news
from above but no apprehension of a battle;
the fact is, Santa Anna was routed, and it
will be some time before he can come again
to the scratch. It was well known here, before
Gen Scott and the greater part of the army
left, Santa Aryia was advancing on Saltillo.audif
he had ordered Gen. Worth's brigade
back to join Taylor. I feel certain San
Luis would have been in our possession by
this time, or at any rate in due time. Every
thing is going on here with great diligence
and industry, and every one seems to have
Capt. Walker.?From Old Kentuck.?
The Cincinnati Enquirer of the 23d ult
says: "We noticed yesterday that Capt.
Walker had his horse at the saddler shop
of Isaac Young, to try on a new saddle.
While there, a great big specimen of Kentucky
manufacture came in, and in voice
something less than thunder tones, asked
Isaac if Capt. Walker was there. 'I want
to see Capt. Walker, the Texan ranger.'
T,p.t mfi inrrnrlnnA unn fho flonfoin I onU
.....VV.?.WW J vri? ?V viav V/U|ibUIII? oaiu
Young, turning round in the direction
where he stood. 'What! are you Capt.
Walker 1 you! why I expected to see a man
above my tfize?he was six feet two, and
well proportioned?one that could walk into
the d?a Mexicans rough shod I hut my little
friend I should think they would swal.
low you ; give us a shake of your hand, old
fellow, for you are one of 'em.' The Captain
gave him a grip, which from the writhings
of the Kentuckian's countenance,
did not seem to be of the pleasantest kind,
mounted his horse and rode off." .
' Col. May.?At the time Lieut. Crittenden
was sent by Gen. Taylor during the
late battle with a flatr to a HpfnrVipH Krvlv nf
1000 to 1500 Mexicans that were, being
cutto pieces by our fire, Col. May was on
the eve ot charging them with his dragoons,
but as Lieut. C., was passing with his white
flag displayed, May^rodjo put and eroaeed
tingly, u for God's sake, ju3t rein up for five
minutes, and give us a chance at them"?
" Would do any thing to oblige you Colonel,
but I have the old man's orders and there is
no help for it," and he gave rein to his horse,
whilst the Colenel returned to the head of
his squadron, in the worst of all possible
humors against those things called flags of
of truce. The Dragoons, wo understand,
made several splendid charges during the
. <1 I if it i
action, tnougii me wnoie numoer present
was only four troops.?N. 0. Bui.
Singular if True.?As a gentleman
was passing along fifth street, he passed a
place where some boys were playing marbles.
One of them, in shooting his marble,
cleverly put it under the gentleman's foot.
The gentleman slipped, and stumbled against
a lady also passing, precipitating her
along with himself upon a large hog, who
was examining the gutter geologically for
debris. The hog frightened out ofitspropri- i
ety, bolted off and ran between the legs of an- I
other gentleman, who in falling drew the ;
string of a kite from the hands of a boy. j
The kite of course fell, and in falling fright- j
eninga span of horses attached to a wagon I
in an alley near by. A man who was building
a fire in a carpenter-shop, by which
they passed, started up to see what was the
matter, and in so doing- dropped his lighted
match among the shavings. A fire was the
consequence. The engines assembled, and
in the hurry consequent upon the alarm a
i man fell in the track of one of them and
j had his arm broke?which ended this bud;
get of accidents for the day.
Quere. Is the boy who shot the marble !
i responsible for all the consequent dameges? |
13 aT)TT?c A Ko V*-*r in n Kaiion " oniro rPnn_
Mm wu t/jr hi u aiuuuuj guj g jl. u|j j
per, "is a well-spring of pleasure?a messenger
of peace and love?a resting-place
lor innocnce on earth?a link between angelsand
men."?iV. Y. Spirit of the Times.
Mr. Tupper, we opine, (says the Trenton
News,) is "a batchelor gentleman." and
j therefore is entitled to romance upon babies j
as much as he chooses. But Mr. Martin j
Tupper can't hope to come it over us about I
the pleasure of "a baby in a house." "We'- ;
ve been aii along thar," as Captain Simon j
Suggs would say. 'Taint no great enjoy- I
ment, according to our ideas, to have a cup
of hot tea pulled over into your lap, at least
once a day. We could never appreciate the j
fun of having a baby's half-digested break-j
fast of milk cast into our bosom. Mr. Tupper's
idea of a "well-spring of pleasure" may
be very satisfactory to him or his own imagin
ation. We have drunk at that "well spring,' i
wehavti! Being waked up half a dozen !
times through the night by the squalling of \
the "angel," and, when you attempt to carry
into execution the oft repeated threat to "slap i
the brat," to find Mrs. Caudle's finger-nails !
resenting the attempt by a counter attack up- j
on your face, ain't the most aggreable thing !
in the world. Getting up of a cold night I
for "the drops," and upsetting the wash- j
stand, and running your fist into a bowl of
pap in the exploraton for the box of matches,
doesn't give one the clearest idea of "a connecting
between angels and men" it
1 4 .
Cotton in India.?The cultivation of cotton
in British-India was under consideration
at the recent annual meeting of the Manchester
Chamber of Commerce. E. Armitage,
Esq., Mayor of Manchester and President
of the Chamber, stated that in 1836
there were 219,000 bags shipped fron India
to England ; and that in the same year.the
United States supplied 764,707 bags; in
1845 England derived from India only
156,000 bags, showing a diminution of production,
whilst the United States, in that
year, shipped to England 1,555,000 bags.
Mr. A. attrihntfid thft failurfi in Tnrliatolhfi
abuse of patronage in that quarter, and the
increase in the U. States to the self-reliance
of our planters.
The Cincinnati Atlas states that General
Butler declared, on the steamboat, on his
way up the river, that every senior General
in the army would have resigned had
Benton been given precedence over either
Value of the Bogs of Ireland.?Nearly
one-seventh of the entire surface of Ireland
is occupied with bogs, and is estimated
that the total amount of turf fuel is equivalent
in power to above 470,000,000 tons al'
coal, which, at 15s. per ton is worth 280,
000,000 pounds sterling.
A Canal to Connect the Atlantic and
Pacific.?The steamer Polk, which sailed
from Norfolk for Huasacualco, in the bay of
Campeachy, last week takes out an armament
for the purpose of taking occupation of
that port. She is to make a complete survey
of the coast in the neighborhood of the isthmus,
with a view to its occupation' possibly
preparitory to the opening of a ship canal
across to Tehuantepec. A ship canal of
sixty miles, it is said will unite the waters
of the two oceans.?N. Amer.
Murder will out.?An Irishman named
James Ma lone, committed a murder 36 years
ttnrn in Trolonrl- nnr) al inoti/to Um abaomI
UgV 111 MVIUUVIj I?MV? vavkvtuu JUQV1VU V/DUUp .
ing to America. After living in this country
18 years, he returned to Ireland, where,
fclter remaining in security 18 years ipote,
he Ms just Veen iodemifod as tfcetoutderer,
informed ofi and committed for trial. Ho
is now over 70 years of age.
iMPORTAirtr^Ia Baltimore, a few days
mce<a child s#a|l^eda wtxvhio^bad
^ ' '? V -V-Vi>J A V
could neither get up nor down, and so low
in the throat as to be beyond the reach of instruments.
A physician was called in as
soon as possible, and finding his instruments
of no use, administered antimonial wine freely
with castor-oil and molasses. In a few
moments the child commenced vomiting,
and with some efforts succeeded in throwing
up the cent, affording immediate relief.
To clarify sugar, put for every ponnd of
sugar a large cup of water, and put it over
a slow fire for half an hour; pour into it a
small quantity of isingglass and gum arabic
dissolved together. This will cause all im
purities to rise up to tne suriace, wnicn maybe
Painting Destroyed.?On Monday evening
the magnificent painting of the "Departure
of the Israelites," at the New Orleans
Commercial Reading Room, was nearly destroyed
by accidentally catching fire. The
painting was estimated to be worth at least
$10,000, and was insured but for a small
portion of that amount.?N. O. Mercury.
The State of South Carolina.
'l'o the Vreditors and Heirs of Richmond I
All persons having demands against the
Estate will present them to D. Lesly, Administrator
of said Estate as Derelict, on or be^?
fore the 20th May 1847, at which time said
Estate will be apportioned, and closed : And
as the personal Estate is insufficient to pay the
debts?and the following heirs and legatees
reside without the limits of this State, viz:
Frances E Harris, A^nes S Hunter, Uriah
R. Harris, Louisa I. Heard, and A J Harris?
and the creditors have petitioned for the proceeds
of real Estate, to pay debts. It is
therefore ordered, that the said absentees do
appear and show cause, why the proceeds of
the real Estate of said Richmond Harris deceased,
should not be so applied, on or before
the 20th of May 1847, otherwise, their con*
sent as confessed, will be entered of record
Feb. 20,1847. 1 3m D. LESLY, Ord'y,
Thn Stain of South Carolina.
Jesse Reagin, vs. Catherin Reagin and
others.?Partition in Ordinary.
It appearing that Nicholas Reagin, one of tho Defendants
in this caso, resides without tho limitc of
this State: It is ordered that tie do appear and object
to the sale or division of the Real Estato of
Young Reagin dee'd, on or boforo the 20th day of
May i847, or his consont to tho eamo will bo entored
of Record. DAVID LESLY, Ordinary.
Feb. 20th, 1847. 1 3m
The State of South Carolina.
J. W. H. Johnson and wife, vs. T. R. Puckett.?Partition
It appearing to my satisfaction, by afladavit, that
W. W. Pucket, R. L. Pucket, and Thomas Abercrombe,
and children of Mary Abercrombo dee'd,
Parties Defendants in this case, reside beyond tho
limits of this State: It is therefore ordered that
thoy do appear and object to tho division or sale of
the Real Estate of Frances Long dee'd, on or before
the division, the 20th day of May 1847, or
their consent to the same will be entered of Record.
Feb. 20, 1847. 1 3in D. LESLY, Ord'y.
The State of South Carolina.
; Thomas M. Finley, and Reuben J. Finley,
Nancy A. Finley by next friend, T.
M. Finley, v. Alexander Hunter, Nancy
Finley, Granville H. Finley and others.
?Bill for Account, Partition, Delivery
of Slaves and Relief.
It appearing to iny satisfaction, that Nancy Finley,
nromrillo H Viiilnu Tanan AT U'liilnif
ley and Rhoda his wife, Ahi. Dock and Polly Ann
his wife, and Jane K. Finloy, Defendants in this
case, reside without the limits of this State: Ordered
that the above named Defendants do appear
and plead, answer or demur, to tho said Bill within
three months from the publication of^^s order, or
Judgment pro confesso, will be renewed against
them. H. A. JONES, c. e. a. d.
Commissioner's Office, March 6th, 1847.
March 10. 2 3m
The State of South Carolina.
In the Court of Ordinary.
Sarah J. A. Wheaton, vs. Thomas Simmons
and others.?Application of Creditors.
for proceeds of Real Estate, to be
paid to Administrator for 'payment of
debts, on insufficiency oj personal Etiate.
It appearing: to my satisfaction* that Thomas
Simmons, Frances Simmons and Anna Simmons
a minor, parties Defendants, reside
without the limits of this State : It is therefore
ordered that they do appear and show
cause within the time, viz, 20th May,-1847,
why the proceeds of the Real Estate of Amelia
Simmons dee'd, sold in Ordinary for Parti,
tion, should not be applied to the payment of
debts by the Administrator on deficit of personal
Estate?their cousent as confessed, will
be entered of record.
Feb 20. I 3m D. LESLY, Ord'y.
The State of- South Carolina.
Wiley Pullim and others, vs. Thomas Byrd
and others?Bill far Injunction Specific
It appearing to my satisfaction that Frances
Mitchell, Anna Cooper, John Pollim, 55achariah
Pullim, Robert Pullim, Harriet Wafe*
James/ Ware her. husband, Caroline Sl^vart 3
and Mark T Stewart her husband, Agrfppa
Golston, Zachariah Golston, . t|urireF jBa?>
Parks BftU, Lewis Ball, Elizabeth
and her huabatad Joseph
The Young Jack,
DON JUAN, will stand this Spring Season
at the following places, viz:
At Robt. C Richey's, commencing on Mon-day
the 8th of March. At Joseph Ijydn'ef ott
Wednesday the tenth, and at Francis Clinks
scales' on Friday twelfth, and visit,t^e stands
every ninth day (Sundays excepted,) throughout
the season, which will end the tenth of'
June next, and bo jet to Mares at Three Dollars
the single Visit, four Dollars the Seasonr
and six Dollars Insurance. Twenty-five centsto
the Groom in all cases. Any person put^
ting hy the leap, and the Mare not standing,
may fall into the season or Insurance, and not.
be charged for the leap. The leap and season
money, will be considered due at the expira>
tion of the season; the Insurance, as soon as
it is ascertained that the Mare is in foal. Any
person trading a Mare before it is ascertained
whether she is in foal or no. will be held re?
sponsible for the Insurance, All possible
care will be taken to prevent accidents, but no
liability will be incurred for any that may hap?*
Don Juan's Sire, was the celebrated Don
Juan, imported from Italy; the largest Jack
that has ever been in this sectioii off country,
and can show the best Colts. His Dam is a
first rate Jinny, of the Don Sancho blood.
References for the Colts of Young Don
Juan : To James B Richey, Wm Richey jr
and Robert Ellis. JOHN DONALD, Sr,
Feb. 11th, 1847. 51 6w
The State of South Carolina.
H. H. Towns applicant, vs. J. W. Prather
and others.?Partition in Ordinary.
It appearing to my satisfaction that Elijah
Roberts, one of the Defendants in this case,
resides beyond the limits of the State. .It fe
therefore ordered that he do appearand object
to the division or sale of the Real Estate of
Betsy Roberts dec'd, on or before the 20th day
of May 1847, or his conscnt to the same will
be entered of record. D. LESLY, Ord'y.
Feb. 24. 52 3m
The State of South Carolina.
In the Court of Ordinary.
n ii i tit*.. i~? if *
oHitinwooa wins, vs. i? ran Kim wilts ana
others,?Partition in Ordinary.
It appearing to my satisfaction that, Lucinda
Weatherford, Susan McClure, Wrn Wilts,
Thomas Witts, Williamson Witts, and William
Jones and Mary his wife, parties Defendants
reside without the limits of the State.
It is therefore ordered, that they do appear
and object to the division or sale of the real
Estate of Stephen Witts de'd, on or before
the 20th of May 1847, or their consent to the
same will be entered of record.
Feb 3 1 3m D. LESLY, Ord'y.
The State of South Carolina,
In the matUr of John Calvert1 s Will.
Whereas, Silas Ray and wife, James Shillito
and wife, and John Davis, some of the next of
kin of the sc.id John Calvert dee'd, have this
day filed their notice in Ordinary requiring the
fvtfrw* uuiUlibbU wvr p I uuuig Ait UU1UU1V1I IUIIII III
said Cour', to be proven in " due form of law."
These are therefore, to cite Millv Patterson,
and MaaonCalvert, who are said to be
sent and without the limits of this State, and
may be entiled to distribution of said Estate,
to be and appear before me in the Court of
Ordinary to be held on or before the third
Monday in April 1847, at Abbeville C. H., and
plead thereto, at which time I shall hear and pronounce
for or against the validity of the
same. DAVID LESLY, Ord'y;
Jan 1x2th' 1847. 47 3m
The State of South Carolina.
Li the Court of Common Pleas.
Benjamin F. Spikes, who has been arrested,
and is now confined within the bounds of the
jail of Abbeville District, by virtue of a writ
of capias ad satisfaciendum, at the suit of
wade ? uotnran and James Sproul, Having
filed his petition, with & schedule, on oath, of
his whole estate and effects, for the purpose of
obtaining the benefit of the Acts of the General
Assembly commonly called " the Insolvent
Debtors Act?Public Notice is hereby given
that the petition of the said Benjamin F.
Spikes will be heard and considered in the
Court of Common Pleas to be holden for Abbeville
District, at Abbeville Court House, on
the third Monday of October next, or on such
other day thereafter as the said Court may
order; and all the creditors of the said Benjamin
F. Spikes are hereby summoned person*
ally or by attorney to be and appear theii and
there, in the said Court, to shew cause, if any
they can, why the benefit of the Acts afore??
said should not be granted to the said Benjamin
F Spikes, -upon his taking the oath, arid executingthe
assignment required by the Acta
aforesaid. J F LIVINGSTON, Clorfc;
Clerk's Office, Dec 26,1846 44 t3mO
The State of South Catoftta^
In the Court of Common Pleas.
William A. Cobb, vs. James Knox.-r=.
The Plaintiff in the above case hay ipe this day,
filed his Declaration in my office, ana the Uefendant
haying no wife olr attorney known to
be within the State* upon whom a copy tltersofm&y
be served: It is Ordered that the sau? j.
Defendant do appear and plead thereto. #|thl^ r .
a year aQd a day from this date, pr j^grifehtV
by default will be given against
jno. r. LivmasT.ON. owHtf'
Clk's Office, March 14,1846. 8 *v- i'
Notice to Creditors.
Estate of/Win* Alexander deceased.
Notice i? hor^bjt give#, to, the Creditor# ao$
Oebtpra of t&d Estate of W?u Alexander
ae;o%4o;preaeR.t,t^eir demands and make pay- ;
me^'teethe ^ Admihetrator^ew the Eetat/wjU