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ABBEVILLE C. H., S. C.:
Wednesday, Sept. 8, IS IT.
The two articles which we were requested
tocopy from-the Hamburg Republican?
"Hamburg and its Founder/' "Charleston
and Savannah2'?wo arc compelled to defer
until our next, for the want of space.
- TIic New Project.
Diking our sickness last week, a notice
was inserted in this paper, stating that application
would be made at the next session
of the Legislature for a charter to extend a
raii road from Aiken through Edgefield and
? this place to Andersonville ; and as the editorial
remarks made in calling attention to
the notice has touched some of our citizens in
a, tender place, wo feel constrained' in self
.Uelcnce to consider this matter. The remarks
referred to were not our own, nor
were they made for any other purpose, than
to call attention to the fact that such a no"
tice had been given. We havo thought but
little about this new project, and could we
be persuaded of the sincerity of the. movers
1 of this project, and that there was not some
sinister design in it, we should then feel dis- |
posed to give the enterprise its due consideration.
Until this notice made its appearance, we '
11 n/ln * ?? aaJ * ? ' T "*
,...Uv.owuu, uuu Know ii 10 dc tue tact, that
Edgefield was strenuous in her opposition
to an extension of the road beyond her village
; nor would sho give any encouragement
whatever to the project of running
the road from Greenville direct to Aiken
giving a branch to Newberry. " A change
seems now to have come over the spirit cf
her dream," and she professes a willingness
that the road may be extended through her
district and offers her assistant ?i
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what has prod uced the change ? \Ve are
.exceedingly nnxious that a rail road should
pass through our own district and as there
is still a good prospect for the project -now
agitated to be carried out, we do not feel
disposed to relinquish it for one of uncertainty
and one which we regard as impract"
jcable. These are our sentiments, and our
citizens may jump on them now if they wish.
If we supposed the project of bringing a i
rail road to this place practicable, most assuredly
from Ynotives of self interest and a
wish for the prosperity of our native village
we should advocate it with all our might,
bllt OTPvnoM nn* <"? ? J 1 *
. <.i>|/uw? uwi us see wig uiiy wuen lllC
Iron Horse will puff and blow in the streets
of Old Abbeville; such are the disadvantages
' * : of her location that she is almost as inactcessable
to a Steam Car as was once the
rock-built city of Massada.
Tlie Homo Journal.
Is the title of an exceedingly interesting
J _._l. '-V1 i i? ? ? ?
- .?uu vuiuuuiu .paper puDiisnea in me city ol
Now Y'ork and edited by George P. Morris
;v and N. P. .Willis, both writers of celebrity.
The Journal comes to us this week iji a
new dress and much improved in its appearance.
It is dccidedly one-of the best
family papers published in the North. Price
$2.00 per annum.
?H; Death of JSilas Wright,
SSSnrThi? flistinorni^hftd gentleman Hind at. his
; residence in New York on the 27th ult. of
H^pjpjapoplexy. He was a prominent member of
>^Lhe Democratic party, and perhaps would
teen nominated a candidate for the
- ^presidency;had he lived."
V We have given in another part of this
' ^eek'j-paper, the latest news from Mexico,
toy whith it will be Been, den. Scott has
; .reached Ayol)n, some'21 miles froiftlhe city
and 20 b<#d tho Rio Frio pa Mgjbm op.
position. It; was rumored aI,o that Tic had
met ^e^py and -rcpujlaed ihem, with a
mired; how contemptible the other??
made so by his malcvolencc and recklessness.
Unworthy the position of a subaltern
in the government he is unfitted for the
honors and the dignity of a Senator of the
7?/JO/)/l?/J/7 fIf urA r?..i
A. lltvw ?? V? A 111 Y_ytM#
Benton. I/. S. Senator from Missouri, a
traitor to the South, a deserter from her standard,
a victim to the slavish passions of envy
and hatred, which he cherished for her
most distinguished and honored son, and an
unscrupulous intriguant for the executive
chair in 1848, and a statesman of eminent
abilities abandoned to the vilest passions of !
Resolved, "That we recognize in John C. j
Calhoun, the able statesman, the honest j
i patriot and faithful defender of Southern :
rights ; and that the South is laid under in'
creased obligation to him for the noble stand
which he has taken in her defence, for
wnich we nereby tenuer mm with tne Homage
of our gratitude and love."
(REPORTED FOR THE AniIEVII.J.E BANNER.)
THE SAVANNAH RIVER.
At a meeting of the citizens at Loundesville
on the 2d inst, convened for the purpose
of Memorializing the Legislature on
the subject of the improvement of the navigation
of the Savannah river.
On motion of J. H. Baskin, Esq., John
Speer, was called to the Chair; J. S. Allen
nn/1 'P niAt^niMfn/1 finprn.
uaij. UliU m. vuuiv ilA WW* vtaries.
The lion. A. Burt having read the reso
lutions, addressed the meeting in their support,
in a speech of much force, characterised
by sensible and practical views and
urged the necessity of continued exertion
in the enterprise. Thos. Thomson, Esq.,
also made some remarks, having reference
chiefly to the Legislation of our State, respocting
the improvements of the River.
The meeting then unanimously, and with
an evident hearty good will in the enterprise,
adopted the following resolutions:?
Itesolvetl, Thai a system of convenient
and cheap communications between the interior
of a State and the great commercial
marts is indispensible to the prosperity of
agriculture and commerce and all the other
great interests of a community*
Resolved. That this meeting witnesses,
with great satisfaction, the efforts which
are now making in various parts of this
State to develope its agricultural resources
and secure to the husbandman the just reward
of his toils.
lie solved^ That amuiigsi iue projected enterprises
ofa similar kind, the improvement
of the Savannah River above the cities of
I Hamburfr and AufrusLa i? a wnrW of crrpat
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public importance to the States of South
Carolina and Georgia, and eminently worthy
the regard of the Legislatures of both
Resolved., That a committee be appointed
by the Chair at suitable points along the
river, to obtain signatures to the petition to
the Legislature of this State, for the improvement
of the Savannah River.
Resolved, That the foregoing preamble
and resolutions be published in the Abbeville
J. SPEER, Ch'n.
T.SGA^ttT' ^ SecretanesThe
following gentlemen have been appointed
under the fourth Resolution :?
Moffaltsvillc.?Messrs. A. Simpson, A.
Reed, Wm. Sherard and Wm. Fant.
Loundesville.?Dr. A. B. Arnold, W. R.
Sanders, John S. Allen, T. Gantt. Samuel
Lindsey and Samuel Mitchell.
Cherokee Heights.?Wm. Speer, George
Graves, Jame3 Norwood.and Isaac H. McCalla.
Calhoun's Mills.?Dr H Ff Tnnrno
Col. Talman, Alex. Houston, Esq. and
Willington.?W. S. Boag, Paul Rogers,
Dr. W. Tennant and B. E. Gibert.
flSDear Sir:?In your paper of the 1st inst.
under the editorial remarks, will, be seen
iHhat our citizens have jumped upon another
route for a Rail Road." v "
Allow me to correct this in regard to the
people of the Saluda Regiment, which is
by far the maioritv of the neonle of Abbe
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ville District, and I have now in my pos-^
session papers which will prove the contfifry.
^hey are not willing to go, rftuch
Jess to "jump" to a new project: and their;
only sentiment is to go with Newberry
District, arid I feel hsjJpy to say, that the
prospect is very Mattering; The people on
the Saluda side of this District feel the ne/
cessity ofa Rail Jload, and are convinced
Ltknt ? r>_:i D J " ? * ?
'Whwptou uuau wui nui owy &e beaencial
ta their platUing^rtterepVbut also to
uterary ihStituUons, and .hey are Btri,
I have a groat deal of self-interest, and in no
undertaking has self-interest so much to do
as in Kail Roads, and I doubt not that
there are many noble, high-minded and patriotic
men on the other side of the Court
Ilouse, as well as at the Court House, who
aro not onlv friendly to our projected route,
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but will use their influence anil ability to
help us : and I am so certain of this, that
the remark in your paper?uthat our citizens
have jumped upon another route for a
Hail Road"?grieved me. The hope
which I then had of your assistance, from
friends from all parte of the District vanished.
When yonr editorial remark can
be established, which I think I have sufficiently
shown is not the case.- I think it
only justice to the citizens of the Saluda side
of the District, if not to all in Abbeville,
to correct this, then otherwise it may be
?io n n nh frinnrllr nnt
UUliOlllUl (?VI CIO Uli llilll IVIIIUtJ UVH
Coktsbury. J ustice.
Mr. Editor-.?Whereas a negro man,
by the name of Charles, who has been in
iny possession for some year or two past,
died about five weeks ago, and was buried
nn ihn nlnntntinn nf Andrew "RmvAitns in
this District: And whereas the report havingbcen
instituted and circulated by some
evil person, or persons, to the effect that I
had merely buried an empty coffin for the
purpose of imposition and that the said negro
was still alive and somewhere in the West:
This is to inform the public that I have,
this day, in the presence of R. M. Mann,
J. Purs ley, S. Lockridge, A. Gordon,
J. Spence, W. W. Mo Agister, Andrew
Edwards, Jno. Amos, and Dr. John Davis.
had the grave opened and the lid of the
coflin laiscd for the purpose of satisfying
the public in regard to the matter, and now
refer any who may want further information
as to said Ciiaui.es being in the said coffin
to the above named Gentlemen.
J. G. Mann.
September 1st 1847.
From the N. O. Picayune.
SiiitcT iVOiM Vers. Cruz.
General SrolCs advance to Ayotla?Safety
of Major Lally's Train?Repulse oj
Americans at National Bridge,
'PJia Mississippi rxrrivcci fYom
Cruz on Sunday, having sailed thence on
the evening of the 21st ultimo. At that
time the Fashion had not arrived there,
ihruifrh pnnstanlw f?vnprtf?fL Shfi lpft hfrft
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the evening of the 17th.
The most important news by this arrival
concerns the movements of General Scott.
There had been various rumors on the subject
in Vera Cruz, many of which our correspondent
knew to be unfounded, but he
writes us on the afternoon of Saturday, the
21st ultimo, on what he considers " the best
authorty," that the vanguard of General
Scott's army was at Ayotla on Friday, the
13th ultimo, and up to that date had not
fired a gun. This news reached Vera
Cruz by a gentleman who left Ayotla on
the 13th, coming down by way of-Orizaba.
A 1 ? !/h wiSIaa A?n?v\ tViA nitty
Ayuilct is Ulll IWCIUJ-UIIC HIIRO I1UIU IUV
of Mexico, being twenty miles beyond the
pass of Rio Frio. We now turn for a moment
to othcr,subjects of great interest.
The expedition which left Vera Cruz
about the 13th ultimo to reinforce Major
Lally's command was composed of Captain
Well's company of the 12th Infantry, Capt
Haile's company of the 14th Infantry, and
Captain Fairchild's company of Louisiana
Rangers, all under command of Captain
Wells. They returned to-Vera Cruz on
the 17th, after having proceeded as far as
the National Bridge, where they expected
to overtake Major Lally's command. Maj,
Lally, however, had gone on, and by subsequent
advices at Vera Cruz it is known
that he had carried up his train in safely
The command of Captain Wells were
compelled to fight their way to the Bridge;
and they made the attempt to pass it, but
found all the heights occupied by the guer
rillas, who opened a heavy fire upon them,
killing nearly all the mules and forcing the
whole party to retire. They left the whole
of their wagons save only one in the posses
>sion of the enemy. All the baggage of the
officers and knapsacks of the men, which
were in-ihe wagons, fell into the hands ol
the Mexfcltils and little else besides the
mail was savtfd. The loss of men in this
affair has been 'five or six killed and twe
or three woundg^fand several men have
Abouffiifgnt fniles this side of the Bridge
CajrtaitgWells, on his advance, d^ched
twelv?j|(jfegoons, accompanied by ffl^Coonoi>
?mm (ttra/>t!nna Ia rtr\fnrnrflrH
nflUir at the Bridge. In this the Mexicans
had one piece ol artillery engaged, from
which they fired grape, and were thus able
to make good their stand against the command
of Captain Wells.
Major Lally on going up with the train
is said to have had a sharp skirmish with
guerrillas at Cerro Gordo, and to have expected
another brush with them at La tloya.
No accounts of these affairs have been received,
but our latest letters say that there
is no doubt of the safety of the train. No
news had been hoard at Vera Cruz of Capt.
lJesancon's company for a fortnight. It
was out on a scout when news reached
there that Major Lal'.y required reinforcements,
and it is by many supposed that the i
company fell in with the train, and,crossing I
the National Bridge, continued up with it. j
Otliers again tnink uitlcrently, and suppose 1
the whole company has been cutoff by the |
Mexicans. Such is the tenor of our latest
In regard to General Scott's march, there
were rumors at Vera Cruz that he had met
the enemy and repulsed them after a sharp
engagement, in which lie lost 800 men.?
This the Mexicans regarded as a victory on
their part, as their loss was insignificant.?
Notwithstanding those details, our correspondent
writes that there is no truth in
them whatever. He also considers the
announcement of the Sun of Anahuac that
General Scott arrived at Ayolla on the 11th
as a statement hazarded upon mere rumor.
! He has confidence in the veracity of the
I man who arrived on the 21st, and declares
the vanguard of Scolt's army to have been
in Ayotla on the 1:3th, having met 110 resistance
so far. l>oth the Vera Cruz papers
and our correspondent believed that Gon'l.
Scolt was in possession of Mexico by the
20th tilt., but they had no information to
We have more minute accounts on board
1 the ship Agnes of the various engagements
with guerrillas mentioned above. The
Mississippi, being a fast sailer, has anticipated
those accounts, but without supplying
all the details.
Wo have no letter direct from the army.
The Bolctin dc las Noticias, of Jalapa, says
that more correspondence from the army
has been intercepted by the guerrillas.?
This paper appears to have advices from
Puebla to the 10th ult., but only states that
the last division of the American army left
on that day 4,000 strong.
From the N. O. Pic. Aug. 30.
The steamship Ohio, Capt. J. Swilcr, Jr.
: i i e. /-< l ci.~
aiineu ycaieiutxy uuui vjian uaiuii. uuu
left there on the 25th ult.
In the Civillian we find copious extracts
from the Auston Democrat of the 14th inst.
We give the iblluWiug uxiiucl iiOin una
A portion of Col. Ilays's new regiment
were to leave San Antonio on yesterday
(13th) for Mexico. Lieut. Col. Bell will
be left in command of the remaining forces
on our frontier. Under the command of
that accomplished and well trained officer,
the companies along our borders will doubtless
do effective service.
Mr. Cochrone, of Capt. Henry M'Cul"Inrh's
rnmmnv nf arrived in this
place on Monday last, bringing some important
Indian news, if it be true. He stated.that
he had been in company with the
Wacoes for several days, prior to his crossing
Little River on his return to the settlements,
by whom ho was informed that it
was the avowed intention of the Camanches
and Tonkaways, who are now said to be
hunting together to commence open hosti*
lities againj-t the Americans, so soon as the
intended boundary line shall have been designated
and marked out. He also stated
that he saw on his route, Indians belongin
to the different tribes, and that the stale
mcnt made by the Wacoes was lully crroborated
by them all.
Maj. Neighbors arrived in this city on the
5th inst., after an absence of 20 days, nearly
in search for the Camanches. He foli
lowed them for more than two hundred mil
I es before he abandoned the pursuit. Their
. sudden and seemingly preciptate departure
from their recent grounds, cannot be accouni
ted for by Major Neighbors, and appears involved
in a mystery which may not be satisfactorily'
solved until the echoes of the
> shill war whoop are heard, and the butcheri
ies of past days are rehearsed on our bordt
er. This, however, our hardy frontiersmen
may be assured will not be the case so
, long as the indefatigable agent, (Major
> Neighbors,) can exercise any influence to-,
i wards preventing it.
Majot Neighbors left this place on Suqk
i day last for Torry's trading housejuf me
i Brazos, to which point ^he had sept the baf
lance of his party, prior to his 'departure
s from Fredricksburg. It is^his design to.
i find, if possible, the whereab6uts of the Ca.
> manches, Agd opeiT at once a communicai
tion witj^them, in order to ascertain their
> intentions, so that the citizens of our frontiers
may not be caught napping, if-per,
chance they should, intend re-commencing
He says that he saw no Indians at all clu(
ring his long jaunt after the Camanches '
consequently he could learn ^nothing oi
' the fate of the four unfortunate men of gays'
; sorvfytng company, who some time since
f were sussed to have been taken prisoners
the 21st inst. at Galveston, thirty-six hours
from Corpus Chrirti. There have recently
been several arrivals of traders from Lare- m
do and other parts of the Rio Grande. Gen.
Lamar's command at Laredo has had a
salutary tendency in suppressing robberies
and other acts of violence. Some confi
donee in the security of the country begins jc
to be felt.
The following is from the News of the J&$
The steamer Reliahco arrived this mOrning
from Houston. She brings a few more : hales
ol new cotton. Some gentlemen just
from the interior represent the season as extremely
favorable for picking cotton. Th?3 v ^
worm has everywhere disappeared, dofng wL
very little, if any damage, and the cotton is
opening rapidly and in the greatest abun- Is
dance. The prospect was never before so flHn
1 encouraging. Corn is so abundant that it
is said cantracts can be made for almost any !
amount at 20 cents per bushel. SB
We have no confirmation of the Indian 9H
news contained in our last number taken BH
from the Victoria Advocate. Mr. Hudson ffljE
wiui about LSU men had been some 150 miles
above San Antonia, and serious apprehensions
for his safety were entertained. He
has now returned in safety. The Indians A
discover symptoms of hostility. Santa Anna 1
professes to be still friendly, but Buffalo 1
Hump openly threatens war. They have
removed all their woman and children out
of the way. This is conridered a bad
Arrival of tlic Guadalquivcr.
The news is of the greatest importance |
to the commercial community. There is
another financial crisis in England, and
several very extensive failures have taken f
places. lJrices of course are down.
The total amount of the liabilities of the
various firms whose failures have been re- V1
ported on the Corn Exchange, London, du- \
ring the last pressure, was estimated atV
. ? 1,300,000, or about $6,500,000. '
Throughout the history of Europe there
never existed similar examples of so many *
sovereigns threatning to resign their thrones
as at the present moment. No fewer than
three or four potentates arc declared to have
serious intentions of abdicating their power
Tl rn - ?
u.iiu uuiuui ny. 1 ntJ uuiucruioi ivussia intCIHIS
to return to Italy. The Prince of Orango
talks of resigning the crown of Holland.
The King of the Belgians was affected in
the same way; and the (iueen of Spain
has expressed her resolute determination to
abdicate her throne.
The elections for the English, Irish and
Scotch boroughs are now concluded.?
There arc yet a few of tbe counties undecided.
The liberal party has gained forty,
nine votes, which gives Lord RusSell ninety-eight
votes on a division.
t mnvtoliftr ^ ?
vuwai uiv/iiuii?j' jpicvauo lino jcui lit VJll"
licia, among the peasants and the lower
classes. In the district of Wadowiz, about
40,000 persons have died within a short
time. . < .
The Liverpool European Times of the
14th ult. states, that by the last British mail
steamship to Boston, upwards of ?12,000
of protested bills for non-acceptance were
mtlimftfl Tf nhnpnvs tlmt tVio hillo u-orn
drawn at New York for,,a corn speculation* /
for a London principif!, but.as.the agent had V
exceeded his instructions they were dishonored
The official notice of the Bank 6f JEqg
? 1 ?
iu.nu, laisiilg me iiiiiiiiuuiii laic yi uiauuuni
to 5 1-2 percent, had revived ill thosedi$V; j
cussiona which in April last .were so warm- j
ly agitated respecting the p^ver. of that <
establishment, and th^prudence wM^hich j
that power is exercised. '
Potatoes-?Isle of Wight.?The potato
crop throughout this Island are looking
;remarkably well, and th^-yield will be large
and of good quality.
The Kendall Mercury describes grouse
as being plentiful^and strong on the wing.
The Morning Chronicle states that L6*d
Cjeorge Bentick's subscription of ?100 towards
the electioneering expenses of Mr.
Osborne of Middlesex was declined. ^
The Observer, a kind of semi-official organ,
intimates that the new Parliament will
be called together for a short session befor6^;p ^-/:
Bederhan Itey tBe Turkish "fwiific, has
again broken loose against t^ iSoltan's '
troops and the Christian popuiaticM^fMo8ul.
Several battles have been
another great conflict was about