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BYW. J. FRANPAt -
- TEIR IS 1
TWO DOLLARS in p.aneTwo Dollar.
A Cnts at the ex ilon otsix months,
or e IDollar at the end of the year.
No ,Oer discontinued until all arrearmtges
avg a~ajIaem at the option of the Prop nor.
;0 Adverdsemento inrerto- at 8 EVEN l'Y.
F 1 Cents per square, (12 lines or les,) for
ite il-.and half that sum for each'aubsequent
IZSP I henumber of insertions to lie narked
AA~ertimeuts or thpy will be publialed
until'ordored to be discontnued, and charged
Af it i:'mrtie for a ingle
insergion. Quarteri and. Monthly Advertise
inent. will be charged the same an a single it
ida, itid seni-Inonthly the same as new o::en
IXi'l Road M11-ntiUtg.
SUUTrRVILL di. C.
urgday March4th 1852
e "'urth annual 'in'eting of the
tioders -of the'. Wilmington &
%Iircheter - Railroad Company, as
.ergbled at Sunterville S. C., on
ta the 4th- of -March 1852,
* n6"Wd:tto adjournment from the
446eting called at Marion C. H-., on
2 -Jnua.y last.
- i0wmotion of Gen. W..W. Harlee,
in. .taynsworth was called to
Sr,' ud 3. D Blanding, of Sum
iv l pe d *JaS. D. Wallace, of Wil
a Mon ere' req'uested to act as
I f '6 the Meeting.
(%%~otfon, the Secretaries with
md~bhasMacRae, Jr., the Treasurer
4f tilbiompany, was appinted a Com.
#an was appointed i nimittee to
roeiva. nd.4eryfy proxies, and to
*ep A.e number of shares represent
d npeysop, and 1y proxy-and if
tewaslpresent, p mgAority of the
hres of the Company.
mmittee having received the
d compared them with the
t"'diMCdf the Company, reported
Aii there e'rg dt p6serit; repefetited
hundted and sixtf:*
t* ety4even shares
Waking fih toata number of Shares
e6nt, eigit thousani three hundred
I . .tthe Shares owned by the
IWth sof-South Carolina, were not
,W11it there was present a majority of
th ghgres- of the capital stock of
Mhe Report of the Committee was
oZ1nd the Chairman declared
1ittn ,g to 6 opene51 for business.
.n . W. ITarilee 'submitted the
An~iniiT1,eorf ,the President and
D;R ofth sident Engineer of
orfio Ireiasurer of
;A andtiaed tha't they
rite an& gennrally dis.
atdnng the stockholders.
'i on, tereading o h
tbubmitted ihe report
-t iCnwilttee appointed at
- ~epg liefa'at'Marion C. H., on
" thof Janary last, to examine
S"report upon the stock of the
~asn'rer's accounts, which stated thai
- t~"onmittee had examined the
S - i4~~l~ .fte Treasurer f, thc
e sa,.. jid fot. them cor
y , tbreoninanded a Commnittee
pntdat eaih annual meeting'
udt andreporrupon.- the Tras
accouints to tho sud6'eIi
SIHallie moved that a Com-.
If of five (5) be appointed to
t)xa s Presde, an eietEn.
- r ana Treasurer.
- Muillins moved to amend, by
the Committee to consist of
te )towit, 3 from Wilmington
* 2 from avn, 2 from Darlingtoni,
on 2 from Suner, and stated that
e3ire was no one preoont fromn Co.
~ h~uuisCounty N. C.
~k.. .~L~6Rebolution as amnendeod, n..
- ~ 9 and the Chairman appointed
.* 1 .owing gentlemen to constitute
- . ttoip tte to wit.-Alox. Maernte,
- , & S. D. Wallace, of Wi1
^ -Wm Evans, & W. s.
laulms of :Marin,-J. M. Timmnons,
1A'E. Melver, of Darlington-s.
* W heridler, & A. J. Moses, of
'Mr. W. L. Brunson, submitted the
Redtitued,' That an inquiry be
* sttue-as to the contract for
" superstructure at this plac, to ascer.
$sum whether it progress according
- o li seifi catins.
~Afr1 discussion, (on motion of WV.
~t ildrow, the resolution was laid
d#tit'able, to be taken tup after
fH didilttee on the reports of the
iqdent, Engineer and Treasurer
I po~+~ rted.
-'On motion the Meeting adjourned
itii 3 'o'clock P. M.
S. D.' Warnras ec" e"
airma called the mneetig. to
d in,. fter the Chairman, sub
efollowlpg .Report from.
bTTinaIfteg oh Reports
e'li Commjtt~ee to whom- was re
r the repott othe President and
Eos ngineer, anid Treasurer; as
A ~udit the Treasurer'
* 43~ItS~ eg leave to Report.
t atrte br~cf examination,
- ~ y.~e.able to give the
rg ii.~ to thenm, the afl'airs of<
d"4fqthemn to. haver
ag ya ~ ser~etion and fidelity,t
'bt last year-.
nein opee(4' the Rom' ,I,
ire evidently~ brightening, and we
;rust that the Stockholders are soon to
begin to realize the reward of their
Your Committeo Aeem It a matter of
great importanee to the interests < f
this Company, that a connection t h )uld
be made with the South Carolina Rail
Road a some point than the preseit
inconvenient junction in the Wateree
Swamp. They trust that the Presi
dent and Board will renew their eflbrts
to make a satisfictory arrangement on
With regard to the Treasurer's Re
port they have to rely entirely upon
the report of the Committee heretofore
appointed to admit his accounts. The
suggestion therein made, are, in the
opinion of this Committee, deserving
of the approval of the Stockholders, and
a resolution on this subject was here
The locations of the termini stations
is always a difficult matter and more
especially where interests are varied
and conflicting; it is therefore gratify
ing to the Conmittee to observe in the
Reports of the President and Engineer,
that Wilmington, the location has been
so arranged as to give general satishc
tion to the citizens of that town.
Your Committee recommend the
adoption of the foilowing Resolution :
1. Resolved, That the Boards of
Directors be instructed to revise, as
soon as practicable, the rates of freight
at present charged.
2. Resolved, That hereafter at each
annual meeting of the Stockholders of
this Company, a Committee of three
persons be appointed to audit semi-an
nually the accounts of the Treasurer,
who shall be allowed five dollars per
diem for every day they are actually
engaged in the Execution of this duty.
3. Resolved, That there be appointed
a Committee of three persons, whose
duty it shall be at some tine shortly
previous to the next annual meeting
t pitso &ver with the Engineer that
portion of the Road which shall then
be completed, and make an Examin
ation of the manner in which the
work is performed, and report to
the Company, with any suggestion
that may seem advisable to them; and
that they be allowed the same per
diem as the Committee on accounts.
All of which is respeetfidly sub.
ALEX. MACnR:, Chairman.
The Report and Resolution wert
considered and adopted; and th<
Chairman appointed appointed there
under the following Cominittee.
G. I. French, Co. to audit
S. D. Wallanee, Treasurer's ne
W. W. Baldwin, count.
Col. John MacRae, Coin. upor
Gen. Wn. Evans, the Road.
W. L. Brunson,
On motion of Dr. DeRlossett.. Re
solved, that the President and Dircet
ors be requested to apply to on0 I
both of the Legislaturpe u tk
during the next winter for such a.
mendmnents otf~r Charter as ma3
produce conformity in the mnodi
of voting of the general Meeting
stockholders, and on such other point:
as they may deem necessary, to brin1
about a greater approxinanation t,
uniformity in the two acts oi' Inur
Oni motion, Resolved: That s Comn
mittee to consist of 31 Iromr Wil
mington and 2 fi-om each of' th<
Districts of' Sumter, Darlington, ami
Mfarion, be, appointed to nominat,
for the ensuing year.
The Chairman appointed die foillow
Wilmington.-Dr. DeR~sset, Mile
Costin, Gilbert Potter.
Sumter.--J. B. Withei speon, Henr:
Darlington.-A. E. Mdfcver, Jess
Marion.-Wmx Evans, W. S. Mu]l
T1hxe Cornmiittee, eft er c'onsultat ioi
nominated for President,
Di rectors.--Taylor, MN[ixon, N utt
Walker, Smith, Gregg, M~c3all
Charles, .J. J1. Moore, W. . Muldrtow
The meeting then proceeded to thIi
election, and uaponi a stock vote beina
'"ken. W. WV. H artlie received 10u
President, the vote or'8,391 share..
Taylor, Mixon, Nutt, Walker, Smzith
Gregg, McCall, Charles, J1. J1. Noom
WV. A. Muldrow, receivedl or 1Direet on
the votes of 8,113 shmares; ad wuere die
clared President and Dire..tors elect.
On motion of Alex. Mac1ae,
Resolved, That the Presidnt anel
Directors be, and are hereby inistructed]
to urge forward by every nmas in~
their power, the sp teel iest po'ssible
completion of the Road.
On mot ion of Geni. Evans,
Recsolved, That the Chairman and
Secretaries bie requestcd to prepare
amnd have published the proceedings of
On motion of Mr. Nutt,
Resolved, T1hat the thanks of the
Stockholders be andl are hereby ten
dered to the Chai rmamn andl Seeretaries
for their willing ser'vices renideredl at
The meeting then adjourned, to meect
ini Wihniingtoni, N. (3. on the WVedies.
day after the second Monday in Jana
WuM. UIAYNswon'ru, Lhm'n.
J1. D. hilanding.,
S. 1). Walhace, Secretaries.
It is stated that, at the late se-sion
>f the Delawar'e Legislature, a lawwa
'assed- declaring thfat clild ren ofm antn
nitted slaves shall not become free as
ieretofore, on arriving at a certain
ige, but shall be held i slavery as
ong as they live.
Tuns F'oanIa-r CAs.--We learn hy
inn Northern exchanges that Mr. For
est has carried his Divor'ce case up to
lie Sitperior Court of New York, and
ham I Af si'. hir..... mmv I ;wea r
Alabama Southern Rights Convention
The Montgoiery Journal, of the
9th instant, contains a full report of
the proceedings of this Convention.
.The counties requested therein were
Augusta, Barbour, Dallas, Lowndes,
Macon, Montgomaerv. and Monroe.
The 'committee to draft resolutions
pt-esented twenty-one, friomi which we
extract the last six, as follows:
Resolved, That the pople of this,
and all the Southern States, having
decided against the policy of scession
on account of the passage of the Con
promise neasures, the Southern Hights
party of Alabama declines to urge that
issue-its aim is to watch the future.
R1esolved, That we repudiate thle
idea of intervening in European atlitirs,
as repugnant to the conservative pol
icy, impracticable, daigerous to the
confederacy, and fatal to the reserved
rights of the States, and liberties of
Resolved, That for a more perfect
organization, and to consider our course
in the coining Presidential election, it
is hereby recommended that a con
vention of the Southern Rights part.y
of this State assemble at this place, at
such timne as the Central Committee,
hercinafter natmed, shall designate.
Resolved, That in order to organize
a Southern Rights party throughout
all the Southern States, opposed to
national organizations, we suggest to
our sister Southern States the propriety
of holding a convention of such party,
at such tima and place as may be
mutually agreed upon, with the view
to co-operate in the Presidential
election, and in such other measures
as may be important.
Resolved, That it, is expedient to
raise a permanent Central Committee,
whose duty it shall lie to correspond
with Southeri Rights inen throughout
throughout this aid other Southern
States, in relation to all party move
inents, and to provide for the .assem
bling of the above mentioned Con
ventions, and t*o give notice of
their time and place of meeting.
Resolved, That the President of
thi-q Convention appoint said con
mittiee, to consist of fifteen persons,
any five of whom, including the chair
mar, shall he a quorum to act.
All the resolutions were passed ex
eept the 76th, which, after considerabl
discussion and several attempts to
amend, was stra I the fil.
lowing, 41 -is, was
passef in itC*
Re-I'1aved, :'h. lh'ere to tihe
conviction t Va 't" kainprornise actO
are unijust, unmfonstitutional, iina dan
gerous to the South, and though we
are constrained, in deference to the
unanmiious decision of tle Southern
States, not to urge secession oi account
of these measures, we avow our read
iness at all times, and upopi. l1 rocea
sions, to resist t hem by - pmy meias
that ipay nronise to lie effeetual.
F this, it Is P"lt'that even the
IMr gipio Uf tihe Soq.Uth,., -qUg .
Alabama, are not-in favor of separate,
hut only of joint Secession. Trhey
abanidomn the measure iln deference to
' the decision ofi the "South ern, States."
They take mecasuries ter the or'ganiza
tion of' a Sout hern Rights party in the
"Southerna Slates." They had no idea
- that such a paurt y inm a single St ate could
dio any good wvhatevecr. The Southern
- Rights par'ty which they propose, is
- wihait we have' alwan~ adv'ocated, and.
(mnce it could have b'sh form tunued into
an elemeint of' po.wer,. whose influence
muist have been sensibly fe lt. securing
us justice ini the Unio n or independence
- onit of it. But sepiarate actioni has
done its work of distr'act ion, and now,
what man of' comimon sense has
anmy hope, that the hot haste to join the
- ranks of' theo old part ies, can hbe
a1 miomenCit stay ~ed by anym Soiuthern
lie mae at the right t;ime, and if
. nmn continuec to press tieIse imeasures
until the oppoituniity fir properi action
shall pass by, wisdoni thlen comeIs to
themi too late. Fo uir months agzo,
wh'len our Legislat urie mect by, proper
mmeasures a respec'tabile Sout hernm
lI ights party miighit. en.ven then, have
bee;n for'rned'. T' steps to that
cnd were not taiken, anid nowi~,
rm thommnd"' of' thle tdli'ei's anld mecn arc
alrme-m.y enlhisted ini the ranks of
Tin S r A-r'1ms A-r L Aio.--Ve nmn.
der'stand that, a nmemmbei' uf the
bar, every way quialild to the task, is
now enage g(d ini the prepar'ation Of'
an liidex to the li i volune oif the
Statiites at Lar'gc, eimbracing the acts
oif thle Legis~itimm' frmom 1839 to I849
(inchlisive.) This is a work much
necede 1 by thme bench, the bar', and the
public generally, and the sei'ious incon
yeniiees result ing from the want of'
such a book hias beeni much regretted
by all who have occasion to examuine
the laws of' our' State. Fromi the skill
and industry oif the gentlemnan em-i
ployed upon -t, we feel conifident that
the book will be as necar perfect as
possible, and that this great dlesider'a
tuma will at last be supiplied. It will
be ready for piublicationm about the
first of' D~ecembei' next, anmd we be
spe'ak thr' it a favorable consideration
by the next ILegislature.-Car'olinian.
Taic agents of' thei America, seized
at Hoston, hiav.e given bonds for her
vablemi, and she will be delivered over
J1oseph Bickley, oneo of the stewai'ds
of' thle America, has absconded, and
$i500 are ollbreid for his arrest.
Theli demioci'atic and whig con
ventions of' Coninecticut, held last
week, both r'esohlved to adhiere to
the 'ompriiomiise measiur'es. Th le whiigs
slio ted resoilutionls comnplhimentary
to Pr'es-idlent Filhniore and his cabinet
anid the democrats declar'ed their de
tei'mination to sustain the nominees of
the Baltimore (onvention, from wvhat.
ever quamrter oft th li' nmiorm t her inav
l.e te 'i
tervle So. Ca.
T. GRE EN, EDITOR.
Xff ]DAY, MARCH, 16 1852.
. .Our PrInciplev.
"Tkr to one voint on uchich there can be no
diversity bf opinion in the South among those
Who are ftee to her, or who have made up their
minds not to be slaves ; that is if we should be
forced to choose beterren resistance andsubmissien
tre should take resistance at all hazards."
" To do that, concert of action must be necessa
ry, tact tol save the Union, for at would then be
too late, tI to save ourselves. ' Thus in my view,
concert is the one thing needful.."-CA 1IoIU.
" What is the remedy ? I answer secession,
united sectssion of the slaveholding States, or a
large number o dem. Nothing rise well be wise
nothing ele wali be practirable."-CiEV.S.
3WMeasrs. A. WHITE & Co., are
Agenta for the Banner in Sumterville.
gg WI; publish at the request of
one of our friends the speech of the
Hon. JREMIAHI CLXMENS, of Alabama,
delivered in the Senate, on the Compro.
iF" WE are indebted to the: Hon.
J. L. OR1, for a copy of his speech oi
the Bill granting public land to Mis
sari to aid in constructing Rail Roads.
Ugr WE have received from Mr.
DOUOLAEs, of Illinois, copies of his
spoech on the Compromise Measures,
and his speech at the Democratic Fes.
tival at Jackson Hall, and at the Con
gressional Banquet to KossuTH.
lgrTnE American Whig Review
for March is on our table, it contains
several well written articles. This Re
view pledges itself to stand by the Con
Cicsaen navad Rlaett.
TitaE 1as sprung up another warm
debate in the Senate, between these
two gentlemen. It seems that Mr. C.E
bENs4use(l language in reply to Mr
RFnEr, the -meaning of which they
coulA not agree upon. Mr. CLEmENF
io speaking of the strange sympathy
*4hieh seemed to exist between Mr
S-ETT and several northern aholition.
K. s,said that there was sympathy ir
treason as well as knavery. This Mr
IInIr considered was equivalent tv
calling .him1 not only a traitor, but als<
a knfive. Ca.rmas intending the lan
guuge.as an illustration merely, an
not is charge of knavery. We canno
undertake to say which of the two ar
right in t1r, sitions taken; on_,thiri
We wit egy, and it is,' ulitstich scene
in the Senate are utterly beneath th
dignity of thaat body. It was expcecte
thaat this mnatter- wouald end in sonme
thaing more serious I hean a war of words
buat Mr I hea-:r hans giveni very goo<
reasonas fia- dclinaing to set tie thec allhi
in aany othear way-.
p-g"Tun followinig is tile result o
the IatL Electionas for Sheriff of Suamte.
Soanae -ile -I 91 18g
Mandr ster . - ' 9
Stuath eri - - 2
Carter>-'prossingr - - :
Bishoprper - - 22 34
lynclar.;h - - 69 263
P'rivatur - - 3t 2.
Fultont - - - 0j 51
Bradhnaas - - 27 :3c
Calhiout - - - 19 4I(
Shore - - - '29 66
Mntts - - . 1i 1
Park olBhack River - 16 26
MeFlee - - 4 ;
Pak' - . I 78 a
hat Au 46.
W. publish a letter from SnMCSL.
Qux.rsa, directe I to the Gover-nor of
the Stab of Massachusetts, in relation
to t.housejthree negr-oes wihao were deteet
ed in th: act of abdnuctingr slaves from
their owers. The Le'gislature of Ma
sachusetts hasi app)ointed al commnittee
to inqui'e what it would be necessary
to take for the purmpose of restorinhg
the tharc thniefs to frecedomn, ill order to
assist this business committee in thec
becnevulhnt puhrpose~c, Mr. QUTARt.ES
has info-maed them of the whereabouts
of thle oijects. of Northern symuapathy,
and proposes to the commiaitte-e to sell
themat ibi as mutch money as it hasa cost
to reclain a fugitivye slav'e in IBostoni.
It remairs to be seen whethaer thecy are
ais fuill of symnpathly bhr their peoa
black brethrean as they pretend to be,
or with dollars and c-ents even prove
thecir nat'aral kind(ness for their brethren
who are in nulawial bonidage.
MoDH.E, March 2, 1852.
To the Govevrnor of thec Slate of .Afasw.
Sir: I observe that one branch of
:hie Gene-al Asseimbly of thae State of
[aussnahusetts ha~s thought fit to ap
omnt a committee to institute enquiry
as to what actiona shall 1)0 taken to pro
three negro men, who'were a.
time since sold at Galvestoi, Txas,
tinder the laws of that State and pur
chased by me.
I happened in Galveston at the time
these three negroes were detected in
the act of kidnapping or abducting
slaves from their owners They were
tried under the laws of Texas,' *'odnd
guilty and of course subjected to the
penalty imposed by the law of that
State. In the execution of tis law,
they were exposed to publ 6 sale and
I became the purchaser.
If the Legislature of Massachusetts,
or the abolitionists, are really sincere
in their disposition to restore to citi
zenship and libe ty these negroes, I Will
afford them an opportunity of doing so.
I, therefore, propose to this com
mit tee, or to the abolitionists general
ly, if they will pay me the amount of
money it has cost to reclaim a fugitive
slave in Boston, they can have these
negroes. This proposition I consider
fair, liberal and just; and it will be
regarded as a test of the sincerity of
those who manife.st such a lively inter
est in the welfare of this peculiar peo
My plare of residence is Mobile.
I am, respectfully, your obedient
Mob. Tribune.] SAMUL QuAtu.Es.
For the Sumtpr Banner.
To the People of nisidz Distriot
FELLOw OzTIzENs: I avail myself Of
this opportunity to express the feeling3
of a grateful heart for the many favors
I have received at your hands for sev
eral years past. You have been pleased
to elect me every four years to a Dis
trict office by overwhelming majorities,
and I have, as you are well aware, just
entered upon another term of office,
which, if I should live to its expiration,
will make twenty years that I have
held office, a terni sufliciently long to
satisfy any reasonable man, I at least
so feel it, and announce to you fellow
citizens that I am no longer a candidate
for the office of Ordinary of Sumter
District, and give you this early notice
of the fact in order that you may have
full time during the next four years to
select the proper individual from
among you to fill the office. I need
not tell you the office is an important
one, and the man who fills it and per
forms its duties, should understand
well the law. Fellow citizens as a
candidate for office firewell.
Mardi 15th, 1852.
For the Banner.
]BY W. K. a.
0r1pooriin this Northernft te.
"All itien are born equal; they are
Iendowed by their creator with certain
-unalienable rights ; among these are
life, liberty, and the pursuit oif Aappi
ness." These are the words of our
Declaration of Independence, as every
body kniows ; and we presume it is for
the pur-pose of mantifesting to the rest
fof the world, not blessed wvith similar in.
stitutions, their continued andl unaltera
bile belief in the truth and practicabili.
ty of' such aiphiorisms, timt our brethren
of the North have so frequently be.
th'oled themselves with their fulsome
adoration of' celeb~rities of evecry class
an dcrption. Tithed foreigners and
Ioperatt-dantlcers, literary men and boxers,
I statesmen atnd singers,-all come in
ihtr their share of Nothierni worship anid
And even when the basest ingrati
tude is evinced by some of their cis-at
Ilanic-maude demni-gods n goddesses
for b~oth the subestantial and absu11rd fat
vor's bestowed on them by their wor
shipers ; when themselves and their
country are abused by those mortal
Ideities on Pheir return home,--nothing
abasheLd, n ot hinug d isatppoinuted atppar
enty, andi ntt a whlit the wiser for ex'
perience, on the next importation of a
hero, they approach his august prsec
with the samte admiration, awe, and
reverence as before, appearing to adopt
as the maxim, Horace's advice to the
poet: "Qmdris ab iuteopto pr'ocsserit,
et sibi constet."
Theliir last hter, Kossut h--has outdlone
all previotus ones, we believe, ini the
f'uror--the insane adulation-the mtawk
ish sentimetality, and the abominable
tradyisma lavished utpon this " Christ of
the nincteenth cetutry," (biorresco re
Verily, so demented are sonic of otur
public mte,-mcn, too, who had ob
tainedl credit for conmmoni sense, at
least, that they arc well nigh di~sposed
to overthrow, at the " mtighity Mag
y ar's " inst igation, one of the strongest
bltwarks of outr success as a ntation,
that, namely-, of' non-interventionu in
Truly we should soon have our
hands much more than full, wvith stuch
ati absurd departure from our well-set
But alas ! for politicians' sincerity,
we fear stuch sentimnents or proposi
tions spring not altogether from admi
ration of the hero's oratory, nor from
hatred of Austrian oppression, ? d
sy mpathy with down-trodden H unga
ry, btut from that " (eerima causa "
word in the ensuing campaigns or po.
litical strife. Not a few, too, endeav-_
or to attract some public notice theniJ
selves,, by hanging on to the Magyar's
skirts, and appearirig on all possible
occasions in his company.
But even as we Write, accounts are
arriving In the publiojournals of yet
another star, a heroine.-legitimate ob
jects for Northern adoration and North
ern gold! Lola Montez! O tempora/
0 mores / We sincerely hope the ac
cusation is not founded in truth, but it
is publicly asserted that grave and rev
erend Senators have so far forgotten
the respect due to themselves and their
positi m, as to have presented them
selves at the levee (we suppose we
must callit) of thisnotoriously disrep
utable female! This, too, it Wash
in ton, the great centre of legislation
fir our wide-extended territory ! How
much in point here, is the poet's ques
tion "Quid leg0i, sine nribus, vanem
At sonie future time we may resume
TnE MoRo OUTDRAK AT SALT
LAEE.-We find the following con.
munication in the National Intelligen
cer of the 6th inst: I read the other
day a iemai-k of yours that you sup.
posed the late news bj the'way of Or
egon, that the Mormons had declared
themselves absolved from the inde
pendent of the United States civil- au
thorities from Salt Lake. In this sup.
position you are in error. I lefG Cali
fornia on the 16th of .December last,
and we knew of the nature of the civil
authorities with the Mormons at least
eight weeks before that. The trip be
tween.Salt Lake and Sacramento is
often'made in less than two weeks.
There is a monthly mail between
Portland, Oregon, and Salt Lake; also
between Sac-ramento and Los Angeles,
and Salt Luke. The communication
between the Mormon settlement In
Los Angeles and Salt Lake is kept open
the whole year round.
Although the Delegate fom the
Territory of Utah disbelieves the state
ment brought by the last steamer from
California, yet I am satisfied that he is
in error. In feet, it does not surprise
the people of Oregon and California.
We had all been looking for news of
open defiance- on the part of the Mor.
mons to the authority of the United
States. The great body of these peo.
ple are English chartists, and the rest
are made up of fanatics and enthusiastE
of our town country and other parts ol
the world. I have no hesitation ir
saying that the statement brought by
the last mail will be confirmed, and
that the government will have ki
some very decida
dinrn]mwans to subduf
do immen'se inage t' 'life and proper
ty. Besides their co itrol over a largi
number of warlike '~rbes of Indians
their numbers will be greatly augrment
ed by emigration duzgng the ensuing
The commenceme t of the Medical
College of this St at > took place Ila
evening at St. And ew's Hall. The
report upon the stat? of this valuable
Institution for the past year, which was
read by Professor Priolcau, represents
it as being in a very prosperous con.
dition. 'There have 'been this session,
131 students in attendance, 103 ol
whom received their dcgree on this
occasion. The successibl competitor
for the prize presented for the beat the
sis was "Cod Liver Oil. Mr. Julius J.
Porcher's thesis ont "The kneephalon~
received honorablIe mention. The
proceedinigs of the ev ening were very
imterestimg, and gave getsatisfaction
to alip present. We wvishi t..e College
a long and uninterrupted cor'tinnance
ofits present prosperity.-Conner.
A telegraphic despatch from Wash
The Florida interest case has been
decided by the Supreme Court. The
claimants wvere anxious to get the
opinion of the~ Court in their favor on
the subject of interest, and also as to
the legal authority of the Treasury
to pay it without an act of Congress in
addition to the acts heretofore passed;
but the Court refuised, and dismissed
teap~peal for want of jurisdiction.
TeCourt avoided expressing any
opnuion or any other question. It is
said the investigations hlave resulted in
the discovery that the claims wvere
never allowecd as being within the
treaty of 1810), but were given as
a gratuity, and that it will be shown to
o so by the report of the congression
al committee and the laws, and that
the Treasury will not pay the chaims
without fumthter legislation.
ARREsT OF A IIUNOARrAN AT IIA
v'ANA.-Mr. Ullmnan, a Hungarian by
birth, b~ut a resident of New York, and
whoI( recently visited Hlavana, as mana
ger for a celebrated singer, has been
arrested there on a charge of being an
emissary of Kossuth, because lie had
a letter from Kintaba, in thme Hun
giariain language, in his possession.
The letter was merely fromi an
01l1 schoolnate, asking him to procure
an employment in thme United States.
lie was sent to the Moro, notwvitchm
standing the silly ebare. Mr. Ull
man was manager for Maretzeek dum
ring the late visit of the Italian troup~e
to this cit.
MYS-rEROUs PorsoNmNG.--A man
named Baker, and his wife and six
children, in Philadelphia, were serious.
ly poisone:1 a few days ago, whlich camne
near proving fatal. It is believed the
poison was contained in a quantity of
wheat flour, which they had purchased
frm mani who wvas retailing it aibouit
ILDEFEL.-Iy the g
vertiser we're inform e the Ho,
F. W.'ickens and P. . Brok a
before t4rpedple as candidates t tM.
present thAt Congressional Distrlot ii'o
the U. 8. Congress, in the place of the
Ion. A. Burt;' -ho -declines a rV ele
ARREsT OF AN ENGLISH FQIGos.
Wn Henry Barrett, late sheriff of
Glouchester county, EuglarQ;id, iAh14
heavy corn factor, was arrested& at,
Richmond, Ia., last week, on the charge
of having committed forgeries in Eng
land to the amount of $25,000.kAye
ward of five hundred dollars had bUeen
offered for- his appreheniop byt. .
British Consul at New York.
The Tennessee Legislature ,adou
ed sine die, bn Monday the l
The Athens Post alluding to the a 0
of that bddy justly remarks:
Legislature 'just- ndjouriin~d-has ben
emphatically a working bpdya, lsj4we
are highly gratified at the important
results of the session. The liberal poli
cy adopted in regard toitmerlti
provemetit; will place our'Statirrejn
timate relationship- with all the lftmi
nent points in the Union,, andwilkpott,
fail to build up for us a degree ofpTos
Jerity. r otenjoyed by. anyothe eo .
This measure alone, if noother -
ing the interests of the Sitad
adopted would h have beinic xredan
sufficient to entitle the memberts. [
cornmenditioni of theicbnetitaetA.4
FRAub iN GoImn PiECiiL-4t
that a number of ten and twenty ila,
gold. pieces are in circulation'a
burg, .a g'boles first lred
therr, gd ,then so nicelffdiedii
render detection very diff -
stranger,' a few days .ago englofM
mechanib of that city to -ma'kW.
chine for drilling gold pieoes4 nfordei
to abstract a portion of the. ihetaL4?t
The hole was afterwards to"be66"
with some other metal.,
ington correspondent of the'6
The Committe on Commerce YegJ
terday agrEed'unanimousl to tiib"Ii;'
propriation of fifty - thousand '-dollawt
for the deepening of the channel 'of thp
Charleston Harbor. There is n
doubt that it will pass, and provisip
has already been made for a su e
the channel in reference to the wq
Tim TELEGRAPH SUPEJiCEDRD.- .
Bostonian has invented an apira7
by which he, says, mails* o
weight may be transported , I1b
two places, say Boston and Newdr
in fifteen minutes.
NoTH CaouNrA BtNas -
preme Court of No4
0 a at the
ast session of the
1 unmiig pu - *
any Bak at w~hich
presented, without reee
point of issue, to be uncoristitutional.
A NOTH ER FUoirIvE SLr.av.-An 5
effort was made .in New York thi%
week, by a gentlemnan from tpout
to arres9t a fugitive slave, bud I~
pears he had left the city tyya
weeks previous. -
IUSSIA AND THE UNITED STAWs -
-The New York Tribune statssthii
the Russian Government, Iast- De Ei'
bor, sent Count Medemn to. the EmpaX9
or Soulouque, of Hayti to stabi -~
relations of amity and good wfHi'The
Count, after enchanting his )hostJ
his attentions, went thence to MXC
where he still is.
'The Tribune thinks Russia is lokji"
to a war with this cotintry,' an'd
making arrangements for oee~yiij
those points in our vicinity
which wve are most easily mfl
Hlayti and Mexico, though insigiin
in themselves, in the bands ofRussia
might be rendered formidable. .
The Canadian 'Goverznnenat
advertised for tenders for three sa ar
ers to run from Montreal and Qu~1e
via Halifax, to. Liverpool. Duaring" ,
the season for navigation of the 8h
Lawvrence the steamers are -to run'
twice a month, and during the winten
are to run between Portland aid
DrEsTRUcoTION OF Co'roN 'FAroazu
av FIRE.-Providence, AMarch 5..-A,
cotton factory of 2,600 spindles, ein
ployed in the manufgcturmng of w
belonging to David Hopper, atA"
seneck Hill, West Greenwich, was en.
tirely consumed by fire on Weg
day. Insured for *3,500 at the Ani
rican Office in this city.
.A cotton factory of 3,600 spindils~
situated at the westerly part of Seitw?
ate, belonging to John T. Pitman of
this city, was destroyed by fire .oni
Wednesday evening last. The mill
was employed in the manufactur~ing 6
printing cloths. Insured in this city
for *12,500 i's follows,: $5,000 atth&
Merchants, $5,000 at the Americiua
the balance at the 'Roger William '
and the Agency of the Hartford iffices
GREAT SENslluLrrY.-A man uMa.n
ed Steingaver, convicted of 'murdef,
was recently huing at Ashlatdd Oli, in
presence of about five thousand pe
sons, the populace having he day pre-'
vious demolished the jail yard fencelf
order to witness the execoitioni. These
are the people who cannot- read with.
out a shudder fancy tales of the horroras
of Southern slavery.
lIoNoas oF WAR.-Near St. Sevidt
there lives an old soldlir with a false
leg, a false armn, a glase eye, a comn
plete set of false teeth, a silver. nose
covered with a snbstance resembiftig
flesh, and a silver pla te replaeing~ Ta
of his skall; he was umad r Nuajole'))n
and hee me e i phi