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errible Catastrophe 1
Wreig'and Burning of the Stcamer
Ifndepen'dene- Great Destruction of
Ltfe-One Hundred and Twenty
The editors of the San Francisco
Daily Whig give the following partic.
lars as related to them by Dr. Corbett,
surgeon of the ill fated steamer:
"When the steamer was beached
with her bows on, and before the flames
had broken out, a rush was made for
the nLws, but the sea, though smooth
offthe shore, ran in heavy surf on the
beach, and there was a distance of some
three hundred yards between the ves
sel and the land. Capt. Samson now
gave the order to lower away a boat,
nd the chief mate, with one other,
undertook, to carry a line to the shore;
the progress of the boat was watched
Swith eagbr eyes by the assembled mnul.
titude on, board the ship; but as some
of the sailors on board had predicted,
she was swamped by the surf, the line
was lost, and the venturers, with their
boat, were thrown upon the beach, the
two men barely escaping with their
lives. A s6cond boat was now lowered
And manned by volunteers from among
the firemen, who we do not hesitate to
Say have shown thamselves the most
noble hearted and heroic men by their
fortitude and courage thmugh the ter
rible scenes which followed.
These brave fellows reached the
* shore and succeeded in making a small
thred inch hauling-line fast to a project
ing rook, which was at once hauld
taught by those on board. The precise
object of this line we do not perceive,
as it seems that immediate use was
not made of it, and a third boat was
lowered by order of the Captain; this
boat was put in charge of Capt. Steel,
an experienced shipmaster, who was a
passenger on board. During this time
the ship remained immoveable, the
surf striking her in the stern, and, per.
haps, tending to set her firmer into the
sand. . The third boat having been
lowered, -it was found that she was
half full of water and of no service. un
less bailed out, and Dr. Corbett sprang
into'her for that purpose; this effected,
six ladies were passed down into the
boat, among whom were Miss Conway,
Mrs. Haley, Mrs. Seymour, and Mrs.
* Coots; there were two other ladies
whose names we have not learned; tly
boat rode the first breaker, but wa
filled and swamped by the second, and
* those already on shore rtushed into the
rescue of the ladies and dragged them
-on to the beach. Doctor Corbett was
in this boat, and gaining the shore1
turned towards the ship at theccries~ of
terror proceeding from her, and beheld
tue quarter deck enveloped in flames.
And now ensued one of the most
harrowing scencs ever recorded in the
history of shipwreck; the flames leaped
rapidly across the after part of the
ship, driving the masses before it, and
dozens sprang into the water, and were
seen struggling in the sturf. All the
boats were now gone, and it was un.
possible to regain the ship frm the
shre, or to render any succor whatev
er; dreadful cries and screanms proceed.
ed from the ship, which, mingled with
th'e roaring of the sea, the crackling of
the flames and shouting of those on
shore, who could only gaze helplessly
*. on the sight, must have been an era of
terror in the Jives of those who beheld
it from thme beach. As the flames ad.
vanced, the nnhappy victims were
forced into the sea, atnd every surfecamw
*freighted with corpses, or exhausted,
half-drowned men, women and chil
diren. Such a scene has never before
been witnessed on the Pacific coast.
To add to the excitement, the flames
had now commnunicated to the powder
magazine, which exploded, tear intg the
run and stern to pieces, aind splinutering
all that portion of the ship; thme two
guns, surroutnded by the flamnes, also
sent their solemn booming over the
* Those who were fortunate enough
toget -within reach of their friends on
shore, wvere dragged half dead out of
the reach of the surf, while others
* were swept around the stern of the
steamer, or out to sea, there being a
strong current making seaward from
heship. A t one moment, not less
than thirty corpses aid bodies of the
dying were in the edge~ of ae surf. some
o them divested of clothinmg. Out of
* a party of eighteen Jews who were on
-board, sixteen perished from the weight
of coin, it wvas stupposed, which they
*- ttempted to bring with them through
the waves. The outward current above
mentioned, carried off nurnubers of' per.
sons who were good swimmers, or
fkited, who would otherwise ha ve been
saved; seve-al women thus lloat ong were
swept away-, the baggage, such as
woculd floatt, alro went out '-ith the ebh;
none of it was saved by drifting to the
We have spoken above of the man
ly conduct of the r;'ilors, firemen, and
-coal-passers. Some of these noble
followa, dikroparding their OWnI danger,
Selvs. Welave no space orheart t
slifert the numerus affectirig iistance
of 'courage and self-sacriice of "whic
we have received accounts. Amon
them most conspicuous is that of M
Taterof Sacremento, who lost his 11
in attempting to save a son1 of' M
Watson-thy came ashore together
both drowned. One of the fireme
whose narne we did not learn, brougi
C-n shore two children whose pareid
were both drowned. Anotherfireme
brought a beautiful bov ashore to h1
mother who had just been washedt
the beach; her husband and two chi
dren were drowned, and she suppose
this child had shared the same fate.
The meeting may be imagined.
The Purser of the ship, Mr. Jan
Freeborn, remained upon the deck ut
tit driven off by the fire, when spring
ing overboard, he clung to a floatin
spar and was washed ashore insens
ble; but barely escaped with his lire bi
ing attacked with a violent fever. Thei
is one fireman, known as Tom Say
yer, a wild, reckless scamp, but whom
faults, be they what they may, shoul
henceforth be forgotten. This brave fe
low, entirely stripped, went to an
from the wreck four times. le is oi
ly nineteen years of age. After ti
third time, and when nearly exhauste
with his exertions. he learned tht
the Chief Engineer, Mr. Collins, wf
unable to swini and likely to drown. 1
immediately staited off again throug
the surf with his life preserver, faste
ed it around the helplese man, and a
companied him to the beach; he wv
also instrumental in preserving th
lives of several others. Most c
those ashore were too exhausted t
render assistanee to-those beating abot
in the sari. People ran about th
beach perfectly frantic; one party a1
tempted to lainch a boat to reach th
steamer,but it was overwhelmed b
the surf and this accident intimidate
otLe',. so that it was impossible t
muster the requisite force to launch
second. Meantime the ship had b(
come a living mass of fire; the heat wa
intense even on the shore, and ev<
ry moment the beach received new a<
cessions to the list of the dead an
dying. The scene was truly harrov
ing, and when at last the steamer wn
a charred and smoking hulk, he
stern lifted, and she swung heavil
round, and went broadside on the beact
Sonme few provisions were saved fror
the wreek, such as salt beef, ptwk, m(
lasses, vinegar, a few tin cans of pri
served meats and some cheese, bti
no water nor was there adrop t
water on the island, which we have b<
fore observed was utterly barren an<
uninhabited. The usual amount c
sufTering, particularly among the w(
men and children, was experieneec
During the first day, attempts wer
made by the survivors, after bur3
ing the dead, to procure water by cor
densing steam, but the experiment fai
ed. There were now some two hu
dred and seventy souls congregated o
the beach, and they all went witl
out tasting water for fifty-six hours; th
salt provisions only aggravating thei
sufferings. Shortly after the scene w
have described above, a party starte
for tihe neighboring mountains, and
reaching their summit they were uem
bled to desery Magdalena Bay on, th
mainland oppointe,'romi which the L
land of Margarita is removed some fi
teen umiles; bore they ohserved fou
ships at anchor; they proved to b
w halors, busily engaged in trying ou
oil, while beyond in the vast pant
rama they discovered several sma:
boats in fell chaste after a vwhale, fc
Magdelena Bay is resorted *to b
whales in the winter season. 01
serving this, the party descendedt
the wreck, anid the chief mate, the er
gmneers, and a few others, slung one<
the cannons of' the Independenec
dragged and lugged it with grem
toil to the top of the hill, and wit
what little powder they had, fire
twice to attract the attention of th
whalers; the boats, in their pursuit<
the whale, had insensibly neared th~
Eastern shore of' the island, and wer
at once attracted by the dischlarge an
the smoke aguinist a clear sky. TI
sound was also heard by those o
hoard thle ships, and signals were ol
served to go up to each masthead r<
calling the boats.
'While this system of telegraphin
wvas going on between the shipwrecke
and the whaling fleet., another p~art
hlad takan! an iron boat belongingt
the steamer and carried it bodil
necross to the lee side of' the island, an
there launched it, to pull for the flee
ona their way they f'ell in with tile r<
turning whaling boats, who we,
obeyving the signal to' return. Th
news itf the wreck of the steamer anm
the dreadful suflerings of tihe passer
gers aroused all the nlatural instinet
of sailor hospitality in thme crew~s of thm
ships. Every boat was at once calle
into requisition,-they were loade
down withl provisions and dispatche
to the scene of the wreck; the aissi:
tance did not arrive a moment toj
soon ; the women aind children wer
comrpletely exhausted by abstincnc<
and their sufferinugs by the deprivi
tion of water were mnost'acute. Pu
ser Freeborn went on hoard the shi
Ommega, Capt. Fish~er, where ever
attention was shown him and his conm
panie'.a. Capt. Fisher also sent dire<
tions ::t tile suferers shoul cros
over to the lee side of'.he island wher
boats would be in readiness to conlve
them on boar'd the ships:
Among tI. ineidlents of the day aI
ter tihe wvrcek, a child was horn on th
beach, ar~d is nmow healthy and thrih
ing; the mother was cariried across thl
munlta,:as in a hammock, and eve
wvalked pirt of the way to thme boats
zany tr the mwassengers, especiall
o Th -un rk to h perished
a is one hundred arid forty, And as the
1 graves iiuiber 'Ajtj, there were, of
g course, eighty who were drowned or
r. burned and whose bodies were not re.
r. We have not yet completed our
- list of those who were buried on the
It island, but notice among the names
it those of Mrs. Mary Ann Carnes, of
* England- Otis hle, of Massachusetts;
* Rufus Mosior, of Newport, N.- Y.;
is Mr. Chansey, San Jose, Michigan;
* John Baum, Newark, N. J.; Mrs.
I- Howland and three children, of Mich
d gan,(Mrs. 11. was on her way to join
- her husband); Mr. Lehinsn, of Missoui
ri; Morris Kemp, Maria Wilson, stew.
s ardess ; Mr. Carrington and wife(two
i- children, both savec); Asa Kittredge,
%- Wakegan, Illinois; Williin Abram.
g Cornwall, England; a lame man, name
i- unknown, had a wife and child near
Elizabeth, IllinoFs; Robert Taylor,
e Boston; C. A. Ward, No. 365 Broome
r- -street, New-York. All of the above
e had money on their persons, which is
d in the keeping ofMr. Birigham, at the
I- office of the Vanderbilt Line The bod
d ies of Mr. Tarr, of Sacramento; Mr.
i- Knox, of R. I., and of Senor Larco, of
.e Valparaiso, were not recovered. The
d last named was a Chilean gentleman
it of wealth and standing in Valparaiso;
* finding himself driven into the waves
e by the faianes, he turned to a few who
h were about him and offered $50,
1- 000 to any person who would as
sist him to save his life, but in such
s a moment none could think of the of
e fer; seeing that his end was near, Sen
f or Larco sa'd "Farewell! It is only
o once!" aud plunged into the water; he
it was quickly drowned.
e The body of Martin O'Mera, an
- Irishman, was also lost; he had many
e friends in New-Orleans. Dr. Shaw,
y who was among the passengers,
d went back to Mexico, by the way of
o La Paz and Mazatlan; he was car
a ried out by the under.tow of the surf be
yond the steamer, but eventually
s reached the shore by incredible ex
ertions. When he had landed he
threw himself upnn the beach and
d wept like a child. After the Indepen
-- dence swung round broadside to the
,s beach, her coal took fire, and the
r sight will long be remembered b
y those who saw it. The mass of coal be.
i. came thoroughly ignited, and seen
n through the blackened ribs of the
ship, it gave her the appearance of
a gigantic grate of coal fire.
Living Be tir Means.
For the. sake of appearance, to
keep up a display and make a figure in
the world, multitudes adopt the vicious
habit of spending more than they
earn. Pride and fashion exercise a
merciless despotism over their purs
e es. The rich in their abundance do
' not feel the burden, but when the some
thing is attempted by those in mnoder.
ate and humble circumstances, then
"comes the tug of war." In order to
ap- the attitudes of wealth, they ex
haust all their resources, and ev.
en strain their credit till it is perfec
e'There is much in the habits and
customs of society fuirnishing a strong
temptation to this course; yet it is a
serious evil. It is not right as he.
tween man and man; it is an extrava
ganc that carries in its train a pecu
niary injustice. He who lives beyond
rhis mneanis must supply the deficiency
from the pockets of his neighbors, very
often upon the strength of a deceptive
'credit. is very display gives him
an appearance of affluence that mis
rguides the judgment of others. He
> knowingly passes himself ofT tGr more
than he is worth, and what is this but
0a species of fraud?
There is of course an end to this
'habit, somew~here, the commrercial rep
'utation of the iwi"vidual must fimally
t be swamped by the numuber of' his
Iunpaid indebtedness; yet the wvhole
process is one of dishonesty, even be
"fore this catastrophe reveals it. No
Christian ought to be guit v of it. He
e not only disgraces himself thereby, but
Salso jeopards the reputation of religion
e it is moreover a very uncomforta
n ble habit, He who lives above his
means, generally owes more than lhe
can pay; and the farther he goes, the
worse he makes his condition, lie
g becomes a stereotyped borrowver; pays
di one debt by contracting another, has
Y a great many debts to pay-little, pet
tv, annoying bills scattered in all di
Y rections, which he does not know how
di to incet. They are constantly haunt.
4; ing him with the unpleasant clamors;
they sacrifice his reputation, and give
e the community the just impression that
e he is a poor pay-moaster. All this
d must he a source of great inconveni.
-ence and perplexity, far too great
5 to find an adequate compensation in a
e little imeaningless parade. It would
d be far wiser, involve much less fric
ri tion of the nerves, to shine less and ern
d joy more
The temptations of the habit are
o both numerous anid dangerous. It
C tempts a man to sacrifice his sense of
3, honor, to I ince a light estimate upon
L- his word, to be easy in promising, and
-very slow .in fulfilling. His moral
P principles become loosie, and pass into
Y the state of decay. His wants bribe
him; and he is likely, under the plea of
necessity, to do what under other cir
s cumstancns lie would not think of do
0 ing. So metimes he is led to con
Y tract debts, and theni miove away, leav
ing them uirsettl ! v.d unpaid. P~er
.haps he runs hi~s. .in one place till
e he runs it out; anid then doesC the same
-t'.mng in another, till lie finally
a runs himself out.
ni H~e is tempted to acts of me'envess,
.rn~ to say dishonesty such a d 'ging
hi. cr 'ors, anid malkflng r-omise:
ta the path' .4n and simple hon
es is made -ety difficult. Sins sel
do go al ,oneone form of wrong gen.
er y leads to another; and hence he
whe proudshears requires what his
laidonselanee permits, is on the
hi&way of te tation.. What he-may
be d to do in certain erises made by
his \lly, he vainot tell. Ile my be
so serely chaIkd and pinched, as ov
en tobe guilty of the crime of mar
Aid then again, he who con.
sunlte al l4nd more than all, for the
pmzporeefdisplay, of course has not
a pnn fr the offices, of charity; he
can give nothing to aid the poor, to
pranote the publie good, or dissemin.
ate the knowledge of the gospel, ie
is 4lways himself too poor for
this vork, and quite likely soothes hir
con-vienice and corrupts his heart with
the plea of his own poverty. Ile would
be glad to do .omethizng, ut. he can
not--he is so poor. Very true; but
let W-m inquire .into the reason of
his poverty. Ile lives too fast; he
spends fto much on himself and fami
ly; le keeps up more parade than he
can support, and this is the chief rea
son why he is unable to contribute to
the interests of charity and benevo
Boiw much more commendable in
the sight of earlh and Heaven is that
man vho is economical and frugal that
he may be libc al; who restrains his
own fessions,,from excessive indul
gence, that he may devote at least a
portion of his substance to the cause
of God and thoe interests of philan
thropy. His a rare and valuable vir
tue, and when jt'shall be more com
mon in the ( h rch of Christ. it will
be less difficult to find the means
fbr sustaining and enlarging all her in
stitutions of love.-Evangelist.
THE SUMTER BANNER.
Bmurterville, So. Ca.
I. RICHARDSON LOGAN, EDITOR.
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1853.
Charleston, May 2, 1853.
The last news from Europe being
of rather a favorable character, the
sales on- Saturday were active at from
7 1-2 to 10 L I ets.
19V The Blac4 River Watchman,
name to us last week, in a new dress
-that being the begining of another
Volume. We wish our friends many
happy returns for the occasion, and a
new suit for every one; Decies repetita
The l a rion Star.
TuE conldut of this excellent paper
has passed Juto the hands or A. Q.
MfcDUFFIE Esqr-. WV. MrLR Esq;
having retired, To Mr. MILLEa, un
dier whose hands the STAR was ever
i. welcome visitor, we extend our best
wishes for his future prosperity and to
Mr. McDU~hFFE a brothers hand of
Blackwood's Edb6uirg Magaine for
A pril has reached us. We have only
had time to cut it~s leaves and find the
follow~ing c';:aenuts: Temperanice and
Teotota Sa'*ties3, John Rintoul; or
the fragmenit of the wreek. Part 2.,
A Modern French Comedy, Lombardy
rmd its Irrigation, Lady Lee's widow
hood, Part 4., Twenty years in the
Philippine Islands, and Hints for Leg.
Thte Sousthern Agriculturiste-We
have received the April numbier of
this welcome monthly. We think
few oftour farmers would bie without
it, if' thcy woutld only read one copy.
The present issue is full of interesting
matter and beautifully illustrated.
The Pick.-This Comical Illustrated
Weekly published by J. A. Scoville,
New York, is well worth its price, one
dollar a year. and though it comes
from the far North, may be trusted.
WILIRovON &5 MANCHIESvKa R. R.
-\Ve had the gratification of seeing,
on Saturday the 16th of April inst.,
the first cylinder whieb has been
sunk in the Great Pee Dee River,
b~einig the commnemnent of the
work of erecting the iron columns to
support the Railroad bridlue. This
cylinder w~as sank by attiiospheric
pressure and is the fir.st that, has been
employed for bridge building, in the
United States. Thme resmch, is perfec
tly satisfactory to the engineers en
gaged, andl to all persons who have
T1he roJad is progressing rapidly to
completion, and this nmagniificent, and
useful work will be finished through
the entire line of 158 miiles, from Wil
mington to the junction of the Wa
terec, near Manichester, during the
present, year.-Mrion Star.
THE11 EFFECTs oF Ouai RAIL AND
PLANK RoAns.-WVe sonme time ago
briefly noted some of the efkL'et of our
projected Rlail and ank Roads upon
the prices of real estate, in their -. icini
ty. We are now able to state that -.hc
i.nprovement, then noted is not confin
ed to a few i '-.ed, c.ases, but that
it is general. .A ithin the past week
in assessment of' the real estate within
the corporaite limits of the townm nas
J. isk itten
whose success In te cIturif
Grape, and nan rare varletIe of
flruit, has been so distiigulAhed is now
engaged.inthe development of a Flo.
rawonder, which has reached Buch an,
advanced stage as to ome the r9g
satisfactory result. is Is no les in
experiment than an attempt to raise
the mgnificent Victoria R , (ev gI.
na, or ealis) the Queen of the water
Lilies, which was discovered 3n. South
America in 1837, by Dr. Robert II.
Schomburgh, and was only successful.
ly flowered in England in 1849, after
repeated failures, to introduce it.
In this country the plant first, flow
ered at Philadelphia, and has been in
troduced only into one or two other
places. Thanks to the enterprise, en.
thusiasm and skill of Mr. Allen, our
florists may now hope to behold the
wonder in all'its magnificence.
Mr. Allen's Grapery is one of the
notabirities of our region. It com
prises the choicest varieties, and is ca
pable of yielding from 6 to 10,000
pounds of grapes per annum, and of
producing fruit at .all seasons. For
fifty consecutive months ripe clusters
have been hanging from the vines in
some part of is entensive range, and
they may now be seen in all stages,
from the incipient blossom to th. ma
ture fruit.. Peaches nearly ripe, cher.
ries, oranges, lemon. figs, and other
rare exotics, in- various periods of ad.
vancement, also hang, in tempting
luxuriance f*om- wel trained and skil
fully tended branehes, enclosed within
this 'crystal palae.-salem Register.
As this is the season when many of
our fellow-citizens are about making
a summer tour to Europe, we repub
lish the subjoined- offiel. instructions
relative to obtaining that necessary
companion du voyage, a passport.
DZPARTEZ? OP SrA7,
WAshiNCITIN April, 1850.
Cidisens ofs the United States visiting
foreign countries are liable to serious
inconvenience, if unprovided with au
thentic proof of their national chars.
ter. The best security against this is
a passport from the Department of
State, eertitying the bearer to be a citi.
zen of the United States; which pass
ports are issued gratis, upon applica.
tion supported by proof of citizenship.
This proof need be transmitted but
once. Oh all mobsequent occasions, a
simple reference to it, and to the
period when it- was presented, will
When the applicant is a native citi.
zen of the United Statee, he nust trans
mit an affidavit of this fact, stating
his age and place of birth, signed by
him, and sworn to by himself, and
one other citizen of the United States
named tnerein, to whom he is per
sonally known, and to the best .of
whose knowledge and belief nade by
him is true. Thia affidavit must be
signature and seal of o'fie.' W$nc
there is no Notary in the place, the
affidavit may be made before a Jus
tice of the Peace, or other officer autho
rised to administIer oaths.
If the applicant be a naturaliredelti.
zen, his certificate of naturalization
must be transmitted for inspection. I
will be returned with the passport.
The application should be accompa
nied with a description of the person,
stating the following particulars,
viz: Age, years. Stature, feet, inches
(English measure.) Forehead, Eyes,
.Nose, Mouth, Chin, Hair, Complezion,
Face, When the applicant is to be so.
comnpanied by his wife, children, or
servants, or by females under his pro
tection, it will be sufficient toests.te the
name and ages of such persons, and
theIr relation-hi p to the applicant.
Persons who leave the country, ex
pecting to obtain passports, whilst
abroad, from the Diplomatic or Con.
sular agents of the United States, are
liable to disappointment; inasmuch as
it Is the duty of those agents to ob
serve the utmost caution in granting
documents In the nature of a certifi.
cate ofcitizenship, to those persons on
ly who are certainly known to be en
titled to them; and it is sometimes
difficult, if not impracticable, to pro
cure proof of this fact in a foreign coun
Cetficates of citizenship or pass.
ports issuing from the Authorities, or
from the Judicial or the Municipal
Functionaries of our country, are not
recognised by the officers of foreign
Governments; at d if the Diplomat
ic and Consular ag -nts of the United
States are called upon to certify to
the authenticity of such document, they
cannot do thTh, for want of that official
information in regard to those authori
ties and functionaries, and to their re
spective signatures and seals of of.
fioe, which is indispensable necessary
in the case of every stuch certiflicata,
SINGULAR ComNCIENc.-It is a lit
tie singular that of five of the Presi
dential candidates-one, Webster, is
dead; another, and the successful can
didate, lost his little boy, soon af
ter his electi-mn, by a most distressing
accident, and his own and wife's lives
were saved almost miraculously; while
the third, fourth, and fifth, viz: 1111
more, Cass and Douglas, have each
had to mourn the loss of their wives
since the cainvass. Surely death
strikes in high places.
A VERY DEucATra OMEI.E.
Beat six reggs, the yolks and whites
separately; melt a bit of' butter in au
teacupful of warm milk, to which add
gradually a tablespoonful of flour. a ta
blespoonful of salt, and a little pepper;
then mix the yolk:u of ihn' eggs, rand
find ready purc tgd rics.
Out of the corporate limits qf the
town, the improvement is not less
marked.. Every acre of land In "the
neighborhood has been enhanced in
value to a greater or less extent, by
our Rail and Plank Roads. Nor are
the effects of these confined to real
estate. Every, other species of prop.
erty has - felt the impulse. Now, if
such are the effects of these improve.
ments, by anticipation, who can pre.
dict their results when we reap the
full harvest of their fruition.
COL. T. EDWIN WaRz.-We have
the pleasure of announcing to the
friends of Col. Ware that he re.
ceived, last Sunday morning, from his
Excellency, Governor Manning, a free
and fell pardon, but that he instant
ly paid over to the Clerk of the
Court the fine of five hundred dot.
lars, imposed on him by his Hon
or, Judge Withers. His Excellency
enclosed, the pardon to Mrs. Ware,
and wrote her a very kind letter in
reply to the one she wrote him, in fa.
vor of her husband. It wiN be re
membered that Mrs. Ware was the
only child of the deceased Capt. Adam
Jones. We have no doubt that the
Colonel will, in the beautiful language
of his Excellency, repay his affction.
ate and devoted wife in love and in.
creased kindness for all the affliction
and sorrow he may have camsed her
by his recent misfortune, which no
one can feel so deeply as himself.
The coming of a wife, with a pardon in
her hand, under the great seal of the
State, to release from prison her hus.
band, and carry him honme once more
to his children and herself, was an
interesting spec acle, -and appropriate
to woman's mission on earth. 'The
short sojourn of Col. Ware in prison
(ond week) was made, by the kind
attentions and visi'ts of his friends,
as pleasant as it well could be.,. It
very often happens that a man does
not know how much he is cared fur
and resected, till misfortune overtakes
him and developes the true feeling
and heart of his friends.-Southern
INFORMATION WANTED.-An inae
gentleman left Columbia on the 24tb
of March with a Horse and Buggy.
The buggy has been found near Cam
den, and the gentleman seen four or
five miles west of Winnsboro, riding
the horse (a compact and handsom<
blood bay) with a halter-no bridhe
Any information about the gentle
man or horse, directed to the Editor
of the Columbia Banner,-in order t<
find the former especially-will serv<
the cause of humanity and greatly ob
lige the friends of the insane man.
[Columbia Daily Banner.
RATTLIsNARE BITa CUaED.-The
Southern Medical Joutnal contains the
'descrilitibi of -a case bf iDT.7
Atchison, in which a girl seventee
years of age, bitten on the left instej
by a rattlesnake, was cured by be'ni
placed in a hot bath, and whiskey an<
earbonate of ammoniai administere<
to her, until she had taken three p~int;
of the former and eighty grains < f thi
latter. It was two hours and a half af
ter the bite that Dr. A. visited hit
patient when lhe funnd her sightless
her face swollen, and her mind wan
during. The liquor caused no intoxi
cationi, and the cure was complete.
A Wonderful Character.
It is reported that there now lives
and old man away down in the swampi
of little Pee Dee, who never owne<
but one pair of shoes in his life, and he
says they were so d-d hot he
never wore t hem but once. Hie neve:
cultivated the soil, nevertheless he hat
accumulated a considerable sulh of mo
ney, which he deposits in hollow tree:
in the most unfrequented parts of the
swamps. He effaicts extreme poverta
and when applied to for the loan o
money, declares he has none; but if thi
security and premium offered please:
him, and the borrower promises to re
pay in specie, he will appoint a dag
when lie will try to get a little, whici
he never fails to do. He baa made hi
fortune by the sale of fish, the finest o
which hie knows exactly where to fisi
for, and honey which he raises in larga
quantities, having his bees hived in thi
swamps for miles round. No music I:
so charming to his ears, as the booing
of the bull frogs, and the bellowing o
the alligators; for these sang his lullab,
wheni is his cradle, and have been lhar
pingers of his harvest from his boy
hood until the prese~nt day. He neve
uses any other weapon to kill snake
with, than his heel; and there neve
was but one known to attempt to bits
him, and that one broke off' its teeti
without penetrating the skin of thi
heel. lie has never taken any Doc
tor's stutT, nor let them come nea
enmough to feecl his pulse or to look a
his tongue; and he is now about seven
ty years of age. Strange as it mma
seem, that sech a character should fim
a mate of similar tastes and fancies.
Yet such is the case, only that she is
little more like him than he Is lki
himself. ,Has any of our cotempora
ries as singular a character in thei
neighborhood? If so let's hear abou
him.- Cheraw Gazette.
ALL -rna Beares.-A celebrate<
comedian became enraged with a gre
eer named Berry, who sent in his ac
count long before it was due, and he
in his great wrath, called upon tb
Secn grocer, and laboring under th
impression that his credit was doubted
'I say, here's a pretty mul, Berry
iFerry; ind hrd tay you till o2;s
gt theto w.
women and childreold un
from all quarters of ahe cit
breezy banks of Lakes -
and Borgne, brushed
suits and prepared to
Long before the P~bw
quiet streets of the ruralG
cie wt rowds of a
Rocking to the arena,
fight commenced sucha
collected as Gretna. hado
will be likely to "0agg,
The arena for tge sports A
twenty feet- square, t
ground and constructed of
be and iron bara.
seats, circularly placed
to acOommodate many toa
About four or five thousan4,p04
assembled,.covering the seats aith,
a cloud, and crowding down aiou
cage were within reach of the a
The bull selected to sustain the ;
or and verify the pluck of-Attakis
on this trying occasion, Wadfs aJ*ak
animal from the Opelosses,' lis a
sinewy as a fiur year old cotrser,
with eyes like burning co*ili
horns bore the appearance of av
been filed at the tips, and wsnted
keen and dashing appearance so.'
mon with others of his kitkan
otherwise it would have beem"llAA
with Bruin at the first pass, nd
The bear was an animaft
called General Jackson, froii the te
of his licking up every thingtbatCed e
in his way, and taking "the rsponsI.
bility" on all occasions. Ile was a
wicked looking beast, very lean ,and.
unamiable in aspect, with hair fl
standing the wrong way. ofe Uad
fought some fifty bulls (so they saidu)
always coming out victorious, buthat
either one of the fifty had been a'is)
takapas bull, the bills of the perfori
ances did not say. Had .he Iaclid
an Attakapas first, it is likely his fifty
battles would have remained mnfought.
About half-past four o'clock the .per
The Bull was first seen standing ihe
the esge alone, with head erect, ai
looking a very monarch in his capacity,
At an appointed sig ,al, a cage contain.V
ing the Bear was p along-sidet
the arena, and opening, bomig'uMde
Bruin stalked into the battle ground--.
not, however, without sundry strnga
up with a ten foot: pole, he b i W,
perienced in such mattors ad.
ward in raising arow.
Once on thebattle ld I
mals stood wondering tli ,buit..,V
his long his .eyes dilled &as*'4s
The Bear seemedltl rnlu4-o
begin the attack, and theBul
ing a moment, made steps first ck
ward and then forward, as if mneatu
ring his antagonist and meditatinig
where to plant a blow. Bruin would'nt
eome to the scratch, no way It could.
be fixed, 'till one of the keepers, with
an iron rod, tickled his ribs, and maade
him move. Seeing this Attakapas took
it as a hostile dentonstraton, and,
gathering hir strength, dashed savage-..
ly at the enemy, catching him' on
the points of his horns, and doubling
him up like a sack of bran agafyst the
bars. .Bruin "sung out" at this,' and'
made 'a dash for his sopponent's nose.
Missing this, the Bull turned to the
"about face," and the Bear caught him"
by tho ham, infieting a ghastly'wound.'
But Attakapas with a kick shook .Iilrm
oft; and renewing the attack' went at
him again, head on, and ,itl armnsh.
This time he was not so fortunatek fotr
the bear caught him. above theeye.
bu'ghis fangs in the tougli hids ana
hol* im n avice.-t was how
the Bull's. turn to "sing out,"a kWn h
did it, bellowing forth with aroie
more hideous than that of all the Bull.
of Bashau.-8ome minutes, stood mat.
ters thus, and the cries of the Bull;
mingled with the hoarse growls of the
Bear, made hideous music,- fit'-only for
a dance of devils. Then came a pause,
(the bear having relinquished hi..
hold) and for a few minutes it waA$
doubtfnl whether the fun -was not
up. But the magic wand of the keep.
er (the ten foot pole) again' stirred
up Bruin, and at it they went and with
a rush! Bruin now tried to faten on
the bull's back and drove his tusks in'
him in several places, making the.
red blood flow lhke wino from the.
vats of Luna. But Attakapas was
p luck to the 1 ack bone, and catching
B ruin 'on the tips of his horns, 'shuffled
him up right merrily, making the fur
fly like f. athers in a gale of wind! Drtiri.
cried "nuff," in bear languade) bet t
bull followed up his advantag, an~
making one furious plunge full at
the figure head of the enemy, struck a
horn into his eye, burying it there and
dash.ing the tender organ into dark.
ness and atoms. Blood followed.' the
blow, and poor .Bruin, blinde4, bibeds
ing and in mortal agony, turned Wrtb
a howl to leave, but Att.kipaa caught
him in the retreat, and rmlled him o,
er was enacted, and finally after moro
than an hour, Biruin. eurled hims~~
up on his bac'k, bruised bloody t.
dead beat. 'The thing wns up with'
Californiia, and Atakapas was declared
the victor amnid-. tho 'ipplause of
thme miultitude that u ade the heav
It wamr a most s~ae exihitioni, and
w'e chlronie it as wo 'ul~,d murder or .'
he*r Lbeneabt att My we netj.
er1 .tee such( aut.K.'i2, O. Paper.
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