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" THE BAiVJVER. "
a DDiMn r r i.1 u c? /? .
' a u ij jj ? luiiiJ v . II., O. V'i :
WcdiicsjJay, A?Kiv>t II, 1817.
Inf oiimiiioa* Wauled.
A handsome reward -will li?. given to any
person who can give satisfactory evidence
of the indentity of the following persons who
moved from Predriek Co. Va., in 1TJ3 and
are supposed to bo living1 some where in
this District, John ar.d Spencc Pierce and
Eliza Piercc?children of Jno. Pierce?
address any information to this oiTicc.
Onto! the sixteen graduates who received
the degree of M. D. on the 15th ult. at
,tlie college in Philadelphia nine are South j
C<nrnlininn<; Mini iivn ?f ilmm nr(K'm
v.tvy i/i I.UUIU VI llllO lyiSLllUl j
D. C. Keller, and W. P. Black.
Impoi iiiBii Decision.
The-Court of Appeals of Kentucky has |
decided in the ccleb-aled case of the Mays- ;
ville Methodist church, that the r-.ilire pro- !
perty must he given to,tho Methodist church i
ConvcsUioiii til rfl,?.?aun;sjitiP.
A Convention for the impr6>ci;v>ul of the !
navigation of the Elolston Uiver, from :
Kingsport to Knoxvillc, and also for the es- ]
tablishment of a railroad communication, |
assembled at Greenville (Tenn.) on the 15j
lilt. About three hundred delegates were
present from various counties in Eastern
Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia.?
Col. John B. Floyd, of Virginia, presided
over the deliberations of the Convention, j
which continued for three days, and were !
deeply interesting1. Resolutions were finally
adopted by the Convention, rccommending
an appropriation of $250,000 by the
^ Legislature for t the improvement of the
French Brdad River as higrh as practicable;
* . Y-;.^md the Holston, for steamboat navigation.
from ICnoxville to Kingsport ; and also the
v -incorporation of a Company to construct a
"r > rail road from, Knoxvillo. to the Virginia
A'V The Cotton Crop.
The prospects of the cotton crop in this
Bistrictvis by no means flattering; and it
' "iopmp frv.lirt (Vin ? ? -c
vi>. , ,,,vuviu^ iu u& nib iiiijjicssiun ui our iarmcrs,
that it will be n short one, even shorter thsn
the last. The ravages of the lice have
- ^ibeeu very considerable in several parts bf
& '- the District, from the effects of which th?
v .-. .cotton cannot recover; this.'togctlier with
jr. y Jo
the long, continued wet weather we have
~ had, will cause a considerable falling off
We learry^o from our exchanges, that the
cotton crpps^n some parts of the West are
also unpromising, & that the arm}' worm is
making its appearance and doing much mis^
'chief The Tallahassee Journal (Florida)
of the 28th ult. says : "We have it from un
questionable authority, that both the cateif
; . pillar, fly and army worm, have made their
appearances in this neighborhood."
, ^"7?tail Roads.
~*RaTt^oad enthusiasm still runs high in
V: .our District, and the contemplated projcct I
daily acquiring new advocates. The
;^J5avannah' sido of the District seems quite
'^^^j^^ndiflerent to the enterprise, -from the Act
^^' i that the citke*?.in,that section arc at this
discussing the propriety aiid practiqa
yy ' bility of opening the Savannah river. But
^ upon the'Other; side,-nearly every man we
nicet with ifftighly in favor of. the road.
;Vi^^l :We have not been, able to'ascertain yet pjrel
subscribed, but learn that
..District were appointed, to arouse the peo- j
' pie andfeccive subscriptions: Tho Direchave
n'ls<T' ordered that the "bpoks
r ' -for tho subscription of.JtoeE !.< kept
. open until the. araoupt required be. sub
learn that the Engineers now sur
;; ;-. n^veying the road fiftve reached tho neigh|fe
' ''v*'borho0d;--^f^JJj^^rry^ and'yvill soon. have
" r/' ^cooijpleted.^^:!purvey-pf the whole route.
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keen the books open longer than three days,
The people of Laurens are now fairly arous:
ed to a sense of the importance of this
J enterprise and has increased her subscrip.
j tions we understand to nearly a hundred
thousand dollars and it is thought she will
still increase it ; what effect this will have
in getting the road through this district is
i y i;i iu uu seen. ,
Independent of the items given in anoth- 1
er portion of this paper, we have received j
: still further news from Mexico of an exci- !
j ting and stirring character if it can !>c re !
I lied upon. The frequent contradiction of!
j late of news from the seat of war, has so de- ;
stroyed our confidence that we hesitate now j
to receive any thing Mexican as truth with- !
I out confirmation The rumor is that news !
was received in New Orleans by the steamn
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ur ivia.ssaciuiscus tnat Lien. Scott had i
entered the city of Mexico on the
17th of July. He met with no opposition ;
until he arrived at a place called Tenon j
some eight miles from the city, .wjiere a j
slight skirmish ensued between his advance i
[and the latter fell back. The authori- j
ties appointed for this purpose came out j
then to meet him and stipulations were en- j
fered into tlmt llio person.? and property of '
the city should be respected ; after this the j
arrn-y marched into the. capital.
' This news seems to ba confirmed by an
express from Srm Fernando to Matamoras
luuuic id iiiu umitin oiaics, uic sub- I
stance of which is, thnt Gen. Scott had entered
the city with a loss of 300 men.?
This news was brought by a Mexican to j
the Alcade at Matamoras and reported to I
! the troops at that place^
-S^ (FOR THE ADBEVII.V.C IUNNEE.) "j
THE? 1JAIL, ROAD.- J
Mr. Editor :?It will be seen,-by, theproceedings
of our last Rail Road meeting,
i held atC1 Lomax's old field" on last Wednes'
day, that another meeting has been appoin|
ted for Mr. Downes Calhoun's, on next
! Thursday week, and also that 4 persons
i have been appointed to get subscriptions in
l each of the Saluda Beats, and several, in
: different actions, on the Savannah side of
i the District. It will, also, be seen, by a
I letter published in to day's Banner?acjdres
j sod to the commissioners at'this place, thatj
further time is given to receive subscript
j tions. All, then, that remains for us to do
! now, in order to secure the Road, is to take
the neces^a^- amount of stock ; which, we
i confidently belie,vp* will be done. But bej
fore it can be done, wo also believe, that
j every man of us, will have to.do sornetliing',
[ if it is only to take -o'no, two, five, or more
shares. There is not a land holder in the Di
strict, who may not take at least five shares
without at all injuring, or inconveniencing
his affairs. And will not this be done 1 We
No p*bple ever had greater advantages
proffered to them, at a less price, than are
now held out to us, by this Rail Road. In
a pecuniary point of view, if we get it, we get
every thing ; and if we lose it, we lose every
thing. The wealth, and prosperity that it
would confer upon the District within ten
years, would be greater and more substantial,
than could be created by 'the farmers and
the other monev-makinfr onerations that'
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are now carried on in the District, for the
next hundred years. Let-our citizens, then,
exert themselves in proportion to the
benefits held out to them?let every man,
who can, take stock, and to the extent of
his means, and there is no doubt as to the
result. And in order to this, letthe various
Commissioners who have been appointed
over the District acqunt themselves liko
mon in-getting subscriptions, and all will
be right. And,, also, let our whole District
en mass come up to our next meeting. In
fine, tve desire no more than that uold Abbeville*
should be herself in this, as she al
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way^ nas Deen in wnatever required her
chaxity, her patriotism, her intelligence, or
her money. Saluda.
(REPORTED FOR THE ABBEVILLE BANNER.),.
^ RAIL ROAD MEETING.
At a meeting of the friends of the Green-'
ville and Columbia Rail Road enterprise, at
Lomax's-Old Field, on Wednesday the 4th
inslant, Dr. T. R. Gary was called to the
The meeting being- organised, it was
movedrthat a Committed be appointed to
arrange business for its actior\. : The Committee,
of which"Dr;:F. G. Thomas was the .
v/*iairmuu, auer cqn8Uiiat\QPj suDrnittejl tlie ,
.t' . > 1.
Company throughout tho District,'to take
up subscriptions. It is furthermore recommended,
that Commissioners be appointed
to confer with Engineers; also, that a
mass meeting be held at Douns Calhoun's
on Thursday the 19ih inst., for the ad
tauwiliClll U1 11115 jirujuci. i." Illllliy, It IS
advised that a Committee be appointed to
invite speakers for that occasion.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
After the reception of the Report, the !
following Resolutions wcro unanimously
Resolved, That the Commissioners appointed
by the Company to take subscriptions,
be instructed to request each subscriber
to annex to his name his willingness to
pay, in proportion to his stock, for the survey
of the Abbeville route..
j Resolved, That the Commissioners be
requested forthwith, to confer with our
friends of Pendleton and advise ttiern of the
importance of securing the payment of the
expenses of survey. ;
Resolved, That the proceedings of this
meotingr>and tho communication of Judge
O'JNeall to the Commissioners, be published
in the Abbeville Banner.
The following gentlemen were recommended
by the Committee and appointed,
as suitable persons to act as Commissioners
for the reception of stock in their respective
sections of the District:
For Capl. GrijJiiCs Company.?Robert
Gillam, S. V. Cain, D. R. Tarrant.
Cn.pl. C>-is well's Company.?Dr. S. Marshall,
M. L. Lipscomb, Jas.S. Wilson, Wm
Copt. Roberts'a Comvanv.?Wm. Smith/
Harris Ilicard, John Cochran, Silas Pace.
Capt. Irvirts Company.?Joel Smith,T.
R. Gary, F. G. Thomas, T. B. Byrd.
Capt. Jones's-Cfpfayfiily.?G. W.Hodges,
Dr. Wmj Jone$,E. jBarmore, Esq., Capt.
Jfthn Modfe. y
Capt. Simms's Company.?John Cowen,
D. O. Hawthorn,Thos. Aiken, L.J. While,
i Capt. Cunningham1 s Company.?Jas.
Fair, Jns. Lindsey, Col. Robertson, John R.
Ca-pL MadeHson's Company.?George
Maddison, tSornuel Donald, Richard Mattocks,
R. R. C. ^Vv^ri^ht.
1 In the Lower Savattridh, Battalion.?r\
Gen. P. H. Bradley, Dr. Geo. I>re?Kl^.John
; Uothran, J as. Sproul.
i On the Savannah Side.?Jacob Martin,
1 Capt. Swilling, John C. Martin.
I Neighborhood of Calhoun's Mills.?Hon.
| Geo. McDuffie. Wil liarnson Norwood.Hon.
A. Burt, H. H. Towns.
Capt. Mills's Company.?S. Widcman,
Johh Harman, Dr. N. Harris.
I JEdegcficld.?Major Nichols, Dr. Lake,
Nicholas Moore. ?'
T. R. GARY, Chairman.
Laurens C. H., Aug. 2, 1847.
To H. A. Jones, James S. Wilson, Robert
A. Fair, F. G. Thomas, P. W. Conner
and Thomas R. ?*arey, Esquires:?
GcTitlemeti^^?'The survey of the Road
through Abbeville, as you requested was
to:day ordered, upon the condition, that the
cost of the survey should be paid, if the subscriptions
should bo withdrawn, and that
| the survey should be completed by the first
| of October. ? ;
You will of course retain out of the subscriptions
the .cost of the survey if the subscriptions
be withdrawn. I think you may
in taking subscriptions in Abbeville take
notes payable 1st of October with interest
from date. We shall not need the monev
sooner. x You
will address John McRae, Esquir^
Chief Engineer, Columbia, on the survey..
John Belton O'Neall, .
Pres'd't. G. & C. R. R. Co.
Office of the Greenville & Columbia R. R. Co.. >
Columbia, 4thrAugusti 1847.
, Gentlemen,?I have the honor to forward
you herewith a copy of the Resolution adopted
by the Directors of the Q. <& C. R. R.
Co. at a meeting held on the 2d inst.,- and
respectfully to ask ydur compliance witb.
the same. . .
James X.* Gantt,
Sec'ry and Treas. C. & C., R. Ri^tJo.
Resolved, That the Books for Subscrip- i
tion of Stock in this Company be kept open
until the whole amount 6ff stock be subscribed,
and that the Commissioners iri?
structed to, report the amount of subscription
monthly to the Secretary and Treasurer
at Charleston. ?
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Three TuiirE* floMnnTrun
Tayloh.?The Louisville Democrat ?aid
t; We dare the editor of the Journal to put,
up the name of General Taylor as his candidate
forthe Presidency, in 1848: Or we
dare him now to say that he is, of is hot for
him;".; - - >;v/
To fthich the Louisville Journal thus re.
11 -Well 4vo are for him, for- h&iiftf
FOR him J And now we dare vou to iSflNr
that you art. or are not for htm." v
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From the New Orleans Picfo^~Z~gg^ ult. F
Later from Vera, Cn? ^ n
Tho stearfi propeUcjr Mas?Vugetts j?
Captain Wood, arrived ^csterday\^ y^' 1
ra^Cruz, having sniled thence on tn^gr(j I
| inst., which'is six da\fft lator tlinn tlin I
ture ofthfl?~Ne\v Orleans. The importaiVv I r
<5fthis intelligence by this arrival is by iK>la
means commensurate with the general ex-p
Vera Ckuz, July 20th 1847.
i You may thinlc it strange when 1 tell i
j you that when ever a steamer arrives from
i your city, the first thing that is enquired for
| here is a paper containing the latest nevvs
from the army of GAicral Scott, and the
i city of Mexico ; but such is the fact. A fel1
low who is fortunate enough to got a good
i package of papBrs has to hide them, and
then curse you poor editors iA the presenco
of those wishing to borrow for not sending
him any. When he gets a chance, he slips
olf to sojne obscure placo where undisturb- j
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I ovi uvi iuuuo mu ne w 5 'W/CZCfC JJCISSC40 *'07/ /IIS
own door two weeks befort.. So true is it that j
we get most of our "army and Moxican news
from New Orleans.
Those: merchants who have occasional
communication with their correspondents
in Mexico, date not make political news
i public here, as their friends are forbidden
by the authorities of Mexico to write on political
subjects. I saw one letter ten days
ago which gave the names of four large
commercial house?, the heads of which l?n.d ;
been summoned before Santa Anna ... i j
severely re^nimanded for writing letters to
j their friends hi're giving the history of po:
- - - fin.- i i *
Miiiciu cvcni. i ne leiters naci been inter- 1
; VcptcJ by parties of guerrillas, and the wri- j
j/.ors were politely informed that if they did i
J the like again, they would not only be tern j
1 dofed the hospitalities of Castle Santiago,
i but considered as enemies and treated ac- j
On the night of the loth inst., we had an j
alarm here that the Mexicans were upon us.
Such a stampede as it led to, I have never
witnessed before. The slamming of the \
doors and windows sounded not unlike dis- i
charges of musketry. Utter conlusion pre- I
vailed. The women and children screamed; j
fool races were run to the arsenal to obtain ]
OT.mD ? I
uiui.-j uua uiaiij iii^igcmo UUIIIUUUICU IU j
swell the excitement. One man actually
swam off three quarter?of a miles to a ves-^^and
a good number took to the boats
moored-at and near the Mole. A hoie was
stove in the custom-house boat by some o(
the frantic people in their hurry tp seek a
place of safety. The excitoujeiijfK lasted
about half an hour, when all .relinked to
their homes, satisfied -that there1 was not
an^had not, been any attempt to retal^etho J
pty. * The man who caused tl^alarm\iad*!
peensentto the castle of San Josh deUllua. !
Padre Jarauia Willi between eleven
and twelve hundred men, was within
J two and a halt' leagues of this city on the
| 16th and 17th inst. No one doubts this, as
a large number of market men saw him
both days. He made a requisition on per-'
$ons iiving near Cosmaloapan, who had
furnished us with a largo number of horses,
tcr supply him with two hundred aiist and
the poor devils had to shell out. A report
is current here that the good Padre-had
sent word to Col. Wilson that he was waut of
of money and that lfCol.W. would pay him',^
he would no-longer molest either American
citizens or property. The truth is Colonel
Wilson did get a letter purporting to'come^
from Jarauta, saying that if Col. W. would
give him three thousand' dollars, he would
leave, the country, but t'believe the story
was started by some mischievous Mexican
nnd that he never sent, any word of the
General Pierce, did get off o? the evening1
of the .16th irist., and .on the arrival of
his command at the San Juan bridge, they
found eight ffeet of it cut away. The damage
was sSon repairedT with such timber
and'logs as cotiId' ,$e found nearfe^apd the
whole command and train ps^secT^ver in
safety.^ It is rumored tti&t, thk Pliehte Naninnnl
wrr y?,v? * .**y? "*>?
have been served it* the%?y'by guerrillas.
Lieutenant Moore of the 12th Infantry,-:
died at the hospital of Sari^ Franc^co ^ |
bul I arl h^ppy to ^
? .a^rn u ra orea gutside I
acquisition to tire garri#ort^>f tiik^Wcer and 1
a'neavy detail is ocdft^ted in thlfrotectiou
of the Stock and "Government jdoperty outside
of tfce: walls. Such protection has
been needed a long while/jtod would have :i
"been granted if Giov^ W^^ni had had the, !j
means to do so^ ^ has had P
&Wsre task in j^W^^ing thistfplabe for' i
the last -three months. Hedu^ by sick i
nf&s, but little more thkn half their number \
have beero fit for duly for wejlcs, and these <
have had to Stand, guard e^dry other &y <
and nigjit. To their vigilance may'Jreat- 1
tribu ted'the universal gooforder which pre- i
t " rM nyifimr, m \
y private express, dated the 10th instant,'
Lit they have but little to say about politics. t/?
rom one of these I have been kindly perlitted
to make the following extract, which jS.
; the old story over again.
City $f Mexico, July 10, 184T.
A mnntT norcnno ill Ink fllJlt ttfn %
nust have peace shortly, but we have been lg'
issured to-day by those in whom wc have
he greatest confidence, that those at the m
"Hid of the Government have not the remow
idea of negotiating, and if any en- M
courWment is held out to General Scott it
Wll oivly be to gain time. But what have jjgv
w<r+o'gain in time ? Nothing, a mere nothin^.jbr
wo are as well prepared to re- .
ceive enemy now as we ever shall bo,
and the s^ner the Americans advance the I
better it wil bo for both parties.
Of the late contribution levied, we have had M
to pay $1200- Messrs. 81500; W
Messrs. 8^200 ; and Messrs.
TIlP ,ihnv(> ovfmpf* nrn tirnrrl iKncoB -
letters contained, but that the man that cameM ;
through with them says that no commissioners
had been appointed.
Santa Fe, which has been abandoned as 'jjmtja
temporary denot, was burnt a few days
since by Lieutenant Fitzgerald and a small
parly of men. s JS
Letters from Orizaba of the 13th inst., ai|
state that letters had been received thero ml
from Puebla, dated 11th inst., stating that p|!
Gen. Scott would positively march towards "m-'
Mexico on the 16th inst., and although I ?
have little faith in letters of this kind toMex- S
icans, I do not doubt that General Scott is ||
ere this on the road to the city of Mexico.
Yours, trulv. M'
We might perhaps interest our readers jk
by translating from the Sun of Anahuac,
some of its speculations about the commissioners.
&c., but they arc but conjectural
and founded upon no more certain data
than we all possess here. We received no jj
copy of the Arco Iris by this arrival. V
Verbal reports have been reqglveci^y >flj
this arrival in regard to Gen. Piejbe^march/ .A
They are to the effect that he had ' |fly
ters with guerrillas, but we canmgm
our correspondent would have all>^. ?
mention of them, had the encounter been v$ j
| serious. J?
The following is an extract frona ji . [ft
,/r.nl r^i?no w:u? Si.M+
> W* XXV/K VJIUVUP LU V-Al/V* TT lioutl} IVIUU ||4U^|in6 ''' / $ j
Joss of men in Colonel DeRusij^sfefcteedi-' ?* J'l
tion. ' i ; * ,
Tajipicq* June 17,1S47.
Colonel?I do not at-this l!rpe regret that
ytfii could*not seirjl 'tov me thcassistance I
desired. %C6I. deRtWjjra rCirned with
his command, flPbvinglost6&nly%ight or ten
1 tnen, after bSinOjiitt&cked by 12u0 or qjore, j
! and sorronndedTpr three days whilst on'his \
| way to Tampico. He made such havoc / |
with his G pounder and his men that the I
enemy were afraid at last\ to come within
gunshot. He killed and wonritled 150, con-;
fessed hy an.officer of the Mexican forccs* '' m
?our'officers say,, 15$ killejd; jTJbe truth fl
I IS- thnt 19.0 mAn nnccnri a i*
-?rj -r-y w kill WW^IX U 1 UUi^U Vi
.180 miles and a population of 50,000 pe^w S
jple with great success. The colorfel wbf
ynbuscaded three times by 1-,0W o^mor^, f
and yet he defeated the enemy cw^Mnlljr. jj
When I heard that he was^aflj|j5|Ml>y
so.ljyrge a force I though <he woujiT^nc/ it
.beyond his powe'i to escape; but he efyri?$ated
himself'handsomely, and I am ycjoicecPat
his 'feat of arrr^? . ' V
From the Sun of Anakuac, of July $2,
Two hundretkmen, who,left this oHy after
the train \qugjj .left 'a.feiy^ricfys ago
were attacked'alow miles from Sopta .pe.
The Mexicans fed a strong force aftiwero
j r .1 ~J<
tioti|^vvd^#oW?ai 2* roe# They ..
om beW&gidf^Ao^the arrrty, and*; to are
^ th^lp, tlie retlie
- SutSsM^ack upon. a<frain-?-The
arriv^d^esterday from l&Brazps^ ha- .-.'#
supposed to Ma uetac&ffl^partyot Vj J
t/oopsfupon t^-ain on flrway to Monterey. > . jjjjw
The/ wagon train waaf attended by a small "-'Js
BBCOjftf' ana following itf$e rear ware so met '*
sixty or eighty pack fre^tedl" With ?
jrhetrain was attackeWear Marip,ftjtfUM' j
issault was directed iratirist thd'reaiywifch! fgfr m
l view of cutting <m the pack'rauleS;ia v-"> -rfj
which the Mexicaharwero compietet^nc^^^MI
ressful?all the mujcJ with packavwero ' 'J."
:aptured by them.?" A ; considerable .bootsfe^^B