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A FATHER's DYING ADVICE TO HIS
Onrntt.-Put your trust a'l confi
'a be in God, and you will be safe
Oid happy. Be obedient to Him.
Daily read a portion of his Word, and
day go to Him by prayer, and cast
all your care upon Him, who careth
for yo. Be sensible of your failings,
aind.triy to live in peace, Love each
laes, and every body. W hile you
live in the world, live useful lives, and
above all for eternity. You all need
a- new heart. Give yourselves no
peace, until you have made your pence
with God., Let it be your aim to glo.
rify Him. Seek not for the things of
this world, but how to glorify God.
Let your minds be fixed and stayed
op Him. Encourage all societies,
whose aim is to spread the knowl.
elge of God through the world. This
I regard the duty of all. I think I
must say that it has been pleasant for
me to give, and I feel as thotgh the
Lord has greatly blessed ine for it, and
that He will greatly bless you, if you
ebeevfully give from a right heart. I
woUld warn you to regard the Sab.
ath. Endeavour to keep this day
holy. Keep from playing and wordly
conversation. Love the house of God.
Let this day find you there. Let no
small excuse keep you away, but such
as will answer at the bar of God. Go
not there to see and to be seen, and to
return home and talk about things of
vain consequence, bot to worship God.
Feel that yon are in His presence, and
that His eye is directed on you.
May you be found at the Bible elass
and at the Sabbath school, so long as
duty calls yoe there. May the eon
feience room, and all religions meet
ings where duty calla you, not find
your place empty.
Oh, that I could at last meet you in
heaven! Live for the other world.
Make your peace with God. And
may you be happy in time and in
eternty ! Remember that you where
,sent to prepare for eternity.--Boston
PLAIN TERMS VR.-This is not
from an Arkansas or Wisconsin paper,
but from a late number of the 'Lon
*,don Weekly News.' The Marquis of
Hastings lately wrote to a clergyman,
'Sir,-My keeper has just informed
plantation with your dog. I have or.
dered him to proceed against you. I
am only sorry to say you have been
guilty of very disgraceful conduct for
a gentleman, and I can only add that
I regret you have got a black coat. 1
have given may keeper orders to pre
vent your passing over my lands be
tween Basham antd Snorings; you shall1
not put your foot aigain on any part of
my property. I have directed him
not to receive any insolent langtuge
from your mouth. If you do, I trust
* he will give you that which you have
so long deserved, a good thrashing.
'Sir, I remain your obed't servant,
In reply to a very dignified renmon
strance and denial ofithe trespass, the
* Marquis further added:
*,The language y ou htave used in your
letter confirmns the opin'on I have al~
* ays entertained of you, namely, that
of being a great Blackguard; and I on
ly regret your profession precludes me
from . demanding that satidfaction I
otherwise should have done!'
SINGULAR DUEL.-Kenldall, in his
last letter from Paris to the New-Or
* eans Picayune, gives the following
amusiing account of a duel:
*An original and most singuliar duel,
*and a most ludicrous withal, was fought
* .here in Paris a fewv days since, the par.
ties being a couple of coachmnt driv
ing for private famiiies. TIhere had
long been a grudge betwceen them, a
deep-seated animosity, which led to
constanit quarrels whenever they met.
By accident they happened in at a
last week, and after a few high words,
oeof them said to tihe other : "Our
uarrel has now lasted long enough
ii.s time to put an endl to it, Let
us have one lit. and jlet that be tihe
last.. We neither of us understand
anythirig of sword or pistol ; let us
fght with our whips!" T his stronge
and eccentric proposition was accepted,
'seconds were chosen from among their
brother coachmen, and armed with th~e
* only wveaponis either of them perfeiet
ly understood the use of; they repaired
to that noted field whlere all honorable
digputes are settled-the Bois de
At a given signal they cornmlencedl
cutting anid slashing, laying on the
more lustily as the combiat progressed,
and the painis of eithter became more
aceite. T'here was no let up on either
* side, on the contrary, thety belabored
each other with a wvill which showed
:he violence ot their hatred. The
shouts and eaths oif the combatans at
length reached the ears of some of the
~endarmes in the vicinity, who came
up and arrested both wvhile still unmer
ei fully cutting. cach other right and
left, and marehed thema ofT to the
gua~rdhouse. One of the belligeranats
ha iseveire lash or gash
nor tli e bithei. had an ear
Imol eutsof1' and. both were'severely
punished abouttheir heads afid shoul
ders. All a'coounfs agree that both
parties behaved with the greatest oool.
ness and gallantry while thus settling
their adh'r of honor.
Great Exctement In Lockhart!
OODD DISCOVERED IN TEXAsI
The tranquility of our peaceful vil
lage was somewhat agitated some
three weeks since, from the fact of a
rumor, in relation to a recent discov
ery of gold, about seventy miles dis
tant is a north-west direction from
Lockhart. Presently on the reception
of the report, many ofour citizens, not
only in town, but also those in
the country, proceeded immediately to
the designated place, for the purpose of
ascertaining its accuracy, and amongst
the number was a few upon whom
our community relied with implicit
confidence because they were known
amongst us as men of veracity, and
besides, they had, heretofore, success
fully worked in the mines of Cali
fornia, consequently they were es
teemed fully competent to judge. But,
previous to the latter starting, they
wisely provided themselves with im
plements and the necesrary tools for
mining, and arrivirng at the spot, they
carefully explored the whole adjoin
ing country-and since their arrival in
our town, they report, that they
fonnd gold on the surface, and the
fhrther they descended in their dig
gings, they reulized the veins to be.
come richer; and from the specimens
of quartz, which have been submitted
to me, I have no hesitation in pro
nouncing them, after a rigid analyza
tion, equal in value to any I over wit
nessed in California.
Various lumps of gold have been ob.
tained and exhibited in Lockhart, val
ued from $50 to $175; however, the
largest piece which I have examined,
was worth agreeably to the stan
dard value oi gold $150. Yt, with
out exaggeration, the public may
rest assured that there is god in this
section of country, and it is as abun
dant as in. Calilbrnia; nevertheless,
there will be some Solomons, so
far in advance of this intelligence, who
will display their sagacity by their un
belief, for no other reason than that
Texas is not so far off as California or
Australia. Amongst this class of do
mestie stages, "Distance lends en
ehan1tment to the view."
The gold region is located in the
mountains, enclosed by the Colorado
on the east, the San Saba on the
north, and the Llano on the south.
Lockhart, April 25th, 1353, .
Capt. Southron, of Indianola, re
ceived a letter from a gentlemen of
undoubted veracity, written from
Hamilton's Valley, in which the wri
"I am at work, digging gold in a
neighborhood where there are about
three hundred persons, who, with my
self, are averaging from *5 to *6 per
day, ahd the prospects are certain
We are assured, by reliable authori
ty, that the wr iter of the above state
ment may be strictly relied upon.
CONDENSED IlsToniF OF S-rEA.
About 280 years 13. C. Hero, of Alex
andria, fornmed a toy w hich exhibited
sonme of the powers of steam, and was
moved by its power.
A. D. 450. Anthemius, an architect,
arranged several cauldrons of water,
each covered with the wide bottom of
a leaithern tube, which ruse to a nar
row top, with pipes extended to the
raf'ers of the adjoining building. A
fire was kindled beneath the cauldrons,
and the house was shank en by the eilorts
of the steam ascending the tubes.
This is the first notice of the power of
In 1543' June 17, Dlasco D. Garoy
tried a steamboat of 200 tons, with
tolerable success, at Barcelona, Spain.
It consisted of a caunldron of boiling
water, and a moveable wheel on each
side of the ship, but was laid aside as
impracticable. A present, however,
was made to Garov.
In 1650 the first 'railroad was con
structcd at Newceastle on Tyne.
The firt idea of a steam engine in
England was in the Marquis of WVor
eester's "History of Iuventions." A.
In 1710 Newcomecn made the first
steam enginle in England.
In 1718 paltents were wranted to
Savary for the first application of the
In 1764 James Watt miade the first
perfect steam engine in Ensmgland.
Ini 1736 Jonathan Hulls set forth
the idea of steam navigation.
In 1778 Thonmas Pai ne first proposed
this applicatioii in America.
Ini 1781 Marq~uis Joulfroy construct
ed one on the Saone.
In 1785 twvo Americans published a
work on it.
In 1789 \Villaim Symington umade
a voyage ini one on the Forth and
In 1802 this experinient was re
lIn 1782 Ramnsey p~ropelledI a boat
b~y steam at New-York.
In 1787 John Finch, of Philadelph.
ia, navigated a boat by a steami enigine
on the D.elaware.
In 1793 lsobert Fulton first begani
to apply his attention to stean,
In 1793 Oliver Evans, a native of'
Philadelphia constructed a locomotivye
steam-engine to travel on a turnpike
Th le first steam vessel t-hmt crossed
the- A tlantie wais the Savanniah' ini thme
month of June, 1819, from Charleston
to Li verpouol.--Hunt'sJ Merchant's
Go M inst.
By ti rrival of the stearnshil Mex.
10o, we hve Galveston dates to the
A gentleman from Lochhart informs
the- editor of the Galveston News, that
a party of citizens of that place (some
of whom had experience in the Cali.
fornia mines) recently returned from
the reputed gold region ofTexas. They
state that gold is found in the moun.
taine between the Llano and San Sa.
ba, some 70 or 80 miles northwest of
Lockhart. They found gold not only
on the surface, but also by digging,
and they brought back some lumps,
valued from $50 to $150,
After a rather unaccountable silence
on the exciting topic of the Texas gold
diggings, the Austin Gazette now gives
the following strong endorsement of
the most frvorable reports. The pub.
lie have looked to the Austin papers
for information, and they finally give
it, with the assurance that they will
,"practice no concealment to gratify
the avarice of speculators."
Considerable excitement is prevail.
ing throughout Western Texas, on the
subject of the gold discoveries in our
neighborhood; and we have had sev
eral letters, and observe notices in our
exchanges. asking information on the
subject. That there is gold, and in
great quantities, on the tributaries of
the Clorado, a short distance above
this city, we can no longer entertain a
doubt, for some specimens shown us
are of the most beautiful character. We
understand, upon good authority, that
one specimen has been found with
$24 worth of gold.
This report, we have r.o hesitation
in crediting, as it was brought by a
gentleman of undoubted veracity.The
number of persons, now at the mines,
is very considerable, set down by re
ports at from two to five hundred, most
of whom are greatly eneouraged by
their success. Persons are Rocking in
to- the mining districts from al parts
of the country, and we shall not be
surprised to hear soon of discoveries
equaling i* importance the golden
stories of California. The Indianola
Bulletin says Mr. Win. M. Varnell, of
that town, with several persons frorn
Port Lavaca and elsewhere, will
soon leave for the mines, by way of
Gonzales, Austin, &c. The district
of country in which gold has been
found, is a very extensive one, and
easy of access from this city. Our
readers may rely upon it, that we will
give them, from time to time, such in.
formation on this subject, and such on.
ly as can he relied upon as true. Wc
shall practice no concealment to grati
fy the avarice of speculators, nor un,
duly magnify the extent of the gold
discoveries, to mislead the unwary.
The following letter is published ir
an extra of the Lavaca paper. We
learn that it was not written for pub
Fast Sailing Clipper Ships.-A
Challenge to the World.-A merchani
of New-York offers to bet $50,000 or
*100,000 that the clipper ship Sover.
eign of the Seas, under the command
of Capt. WVilson, a Baltimorean, nowi
master of the ship Andalusia, will oui
sail any vessel in the world. The tri
al to be made from New-York to Sat
Francisco, and the vessels to go it
hallast or otherwise, as may be de.
sired, anid to sail within thirty days oj
each other, or together. lie says h<
is so confident of the lecetness of t h<
Sovereign of the Seas, thaut he throwt
down the gauntlet to the shipping
merchamte of~ the United States and
Europe. Several other bets hav4
been mnande on the speed of a num,
her of the clipper ships now at New
York, viz: 'That the Comnet will beai
the Queen of clippers from New-Yort
to San Francisco; that the Young
America will beat the Queen of Clip
pers; that the Comet will bent thi
Young Amer ea; and that the FlyilnL
Cloud will beat the Queen of Clippers
AI'PPLTCANT FOR PIER IU5JnAND.--Th<
New York Evening Post gives a graph
Ic descripti of a woman pressing the
claims of her husband for postumtastei
of a village. The joke is at the ex
pense of the Secretary of State.
Among the host of besiegers in pur
suit of place was a woman wvho wa,
extremely anxious that her hiusband
sthouldl be mande posttmaster in somt
country village. She was most per.
severing in her solicitations, in seasor
and out of season. She stood at th<
Secretary's door when he came out o1
his room in the mtortuing; she intercept
ed him on his way' to his meals; sht
followed him to his lodging at tnight
On one occasion she renmained unusu
ally lato; the Governor listened to hei
as lonig as lie could, when he requested
her to exeuse him, bitt she lingered.
At length every gentleman but one
had gone, and the Seoretary took oil
his shoes. Still she stood her ground
quite unmoved, Growing deCsperate
thme Secretary fmnally rose from hit
scat, and proceeded to strip off hti
coat; them, turning to the woman, hc
exclaimed: "Madam, I am going to bed
and if you dont't wihdraw, 1 shall
write to Mrs. Marecy about you." Thei
lady i mmnediately retired-from the
It is stated that so great is the un,
healthiness of the lsthimus of Panama,
tha't olut of 1000 Irish anid Dutch Ia
borers sent out to build the Railroad,
not over 100 are alive at the end of
six months, and it is caloulated that
there wvill be a dead laborer for lest
than every foot of the road.
Lo3rd Bacon beautifumlly said: "hfa
man be gracious to straingers, it shows
that he is a citizen of the wvork4, and]
that his heart is no islanid, eut ofl
fromt the other islands, but a cojti
nent that joins thek"
THE -UNTER ANNER.
J. RCHARDSON LOGAN, EDITOR.
TUESDAY, MAY 24. 185&
Charleston,. May 23, 1853.
The market om Saturday was inac.
tive at p' Ives ranging from 7 to 10 3-8
WE would call the attention of our
farmers to the following table of prices
for provisions in this place; if they
have any spare stock on handr now is
the time to sell.
BEEF, 9 to T0 cents.
Pont, 8 " 9"
MVrrowI : 8 "10 "
BUrral S :25" 37 1-2
12 1.2 per dozen.
Is still, a subject of anxious conversa
tion. The drought continues with al.
ternate and sudden changes from hot
to 'coid nights,' the light showers we
have had, have been confined only to
one or two plantations, and but few
of our planters have anything like a
stand of cotton, and what is up has
suffiered much from the cool nights, the
corn too we are told is wanting rain,
and everything in, the shape of vegeta
tion presents a parched appearance.
"TO a sisehes s othe .lee w.
An opportunity now presents itself
to the citizens of Sraterville and the
vicinity to se themselves in minature
for a very reasonable charge. Mr
WZLLIA, Daguerreotypist, has ar
rived and taken rooms next to the of.
ftee of this paper, where ho solloits the
visits of the publio. See his advertise
The Southern Agriculturist
Published by R. M. STOKES, at
Laurensville, Sop Ca., A. G. Sux.
Mns, & Wx. SuMMER, Editors, terms
$1. 00, a year. The May number has
been received and rend with pleasure,
we hope ere another year passes around
to this valuable journal will be so wide.
ly circulated as to need no further com
ments from the press, when this is the
case, we shill confidently look for great
improvement, in the Agricultural inter
ests of the, State.
Time Westminsteir Review Ie.
publication by Leonard Scott
& Co. New-York.
Tux A pril number has been received
and present the.following bill of read
ing matter. British Philanthropy and
Jamaica distress, Thackeray's works,
leonoelasmn in German Philosophy,
Martial and his times, French wvriters
on French Policy, Ruth and Vilette.
Educatior al institutions of the United
States, Poems of Elexander Smith,
Early Christianity; its crecds and
lieresies, Cotemnporary literature of
England, Ditto. Do. "
America, " "
Germany, " "
France, " "
The Isadependesst Press.
This is the title of a new paper
published at Abbeville, So. Car.;
B. L. PosEy Editor. It is, a neatly
printed sheet and its projectors have
our best wishes for their success, which
b~y the fo'Iowing editorial which we
extract seems to be deternined on.
"Tony Is -rO Bs."-ln obedience to
the above verdict pronounced by the,
people, The Independent comes greet
ing to its friends "and the rest orman-.
kind," as saucy, slashing and self-wil
led as could be desired, ready to
embrace a friend, or "run a tilt" with
a foe. It announces its readiness to
bear a hand in ainything that may
turn up, claiimning the notice of News
STATUE or WVasfisaoO,-Mr.
Clarke Mills, the senlptor it is stated,
lhas had an interview with the Presi
dent in relation to the execution of the
equestrian statue of Washinmgtonm, wvhich
by act of Congress, at the late session,
is to be committed to Mr. Mills, under
the President's direction. The Presi.
dent requested Mr. Mills to subinit to
him a plan for the work, with an esti.
mnotc of its cost, which will acecordingly
be done, and the work will be com
meneed without delay. The act of
Congress on the subject makes an ap
propriation of lty thousiand dollars
for the object, but does not limit the
cost to that stum, Mr. Mills will, no
doubt, propose a plan for the work, on
at seale of unagnificenc commensurate
with the grandeur of the subject. Mr.
Mills thinks that the work could be
tin ished in three years,
FLatS COo.-Tbe coinmmittee.
of the South Carohinia Conference, on
the establishment of a Female Bot.
lege, are to meet at Spartanhurg C. 11.
on: the fourth of July next. Spartan
burg and Camden are the most prom
inment places spoken of for the location
of this institution.
The foundation of a newv and very
handsomne Episcopal Church was late
ly laid in New-Orleans, at the corner
of Camp and Bretholnmew streets.
W~ub punfrz aIssue
the head of news an Act passed -by, the
Legislatui-e of Virginia abolishing the
Militia musters, and substituting in its
place a tax of seventy-five cents on
every person liable'to do military duty.
To this we added some remarks of our
own cxpressing our approval of the
measure, as- en in keeping wtlb the
spirit of the agef We are against the
present militia system of South Caro
lina as unjust, tyranical, oppressive,
and productive of no benefit whatever
and much harr, and shall urge these
facts befbre the people, whenever an
opportimity offers, We find the fol
lowing very sensible remarks on the
subject in the 'Wilmington (N. C.,)
Commercial and quote them in full:
" We wonder if the people are not
beginning to get tired and ashamed of
our militia system I The militia laws
are the most unjust, unequal and tyran
nical, of any ever submitted to by a
people that made any pretensions to
equal rights and general freedom. For
years past the publie sentiment has
been that it is entirely wrong in prac
tice; having no claim to the counten
ance of common sense, except in mere
theory. We are not disposed to enter
into a full exposure of the great injus
tice of this system, at present; but will
do so if it should appear to be necessa
ry, hereafter. In the mean time why
do not the people of the State take the
matter in hand I The power is with
themselves, as has been shown in some
counties, whose example, we hope, will
be followed. Every patriot who holds
a commission ought to resign, and eve
ry citiaen who feels himself a man,
equal to his fellow should refuse to
elect others, if others can be found who
are willing to perpetrate this farcical
display of military pomp- this shame
ful burden on the working elasses; this
useless robbery of the time and money
of the industrious poor man.
We assert, without the fear of con.
tradiction from any quarter entitled to
consideration; from any one who has a
practical knowledge of the subject
that ten times the amount of tactical
knowledge can be acquired in thirtp
consecutive days, by citizens drafted
for publio requirements; than in jifty
years under the present system.
The enrolment of the names of citi.
zens of twenty-one years of age and up.
wards to the exemption period, is all
that the puplio interest requi-res-and
encouragement to volunteers would
furnish all the means. of defence and
protection necessary for the public
We hope the press of the State will
take up the subject. But whether oth.
er Editors attend to it or not, we will
do our duty."
Melancholy Otcurrence.-The last
intelligence from California, brought
by *the steamer Daniel Webster to
New Orleans, embraces an account of
the death, under very painful circum
stances, of Willaim 8. Bolling, a young
gentleman of excellent character, form.
erly of this city, and conneoted with
one of our most worth - and estimable
families. Some partsally erroneous
versions of the eireumstances having
been puplished in the papers, we have
been shown a letter from a friend of
the deceased, and fuller aceounts from
the Sau Francisco journals, giving the
facets of the case, which have created a
great sensation in that comamunity-.
lt appears that some time in March
last, a Mr. Brown actuated my feelings
of enmity to Bolling, brought against
him the foul and mnalicious eharge of
robbing his express bag. This of
course, greatly exasperated the sensi.
tive and honorable feelings of Bolling,
and after demanding and receiving ai
trial, in which he was fully acquited
and restored to the entire confidence
of the community, lie asked of his nc,
cuser a written statement of' his Inno.
cence, and the circumstances of his
arrest. This Brown insultingly refused
to give ; whereupon Bolling, smarting
under thesense of grievous injury and
indignity, and well nigh driven to in.
sanity, shot his reviler dead, on the
1st of April, and fled. Public opin.
ion, to a great degree, e.'itenuated this
act, but a large reward being oflbred
for his arrest, pursuit was made by the
Sheriff and other oflicers. They dis
covered Bolling, who had determined
not to be arrested near Mormon Bar.
The oflicers ordered him to serrender.
Trho foliowinig circumnsttgees, as do.
tailed by the San Joaquin Republican,
then ocoureid: lHe turned and drew his
pistol, and snid if they advanced any
thrthIer, he would shoot the first man
that did so, At that moment he
dropped his pistol on the ground, and
drank off the contents of a two oune
vial, containing prussio acid, which he
drew from his pocket.
The eflicers thought lhe was ooming
to moot thorn as they advanoed, but
at that moment he picked up his pis
tol and started off, and said again that
if they advancoed on him lie would
shoot them. The offloers again hailed
him to stop, and he not heeding them,
fired upon him, but did not hit him.
lHe went about one hundred and fifty
yards, and when the oflicers came up
with him lie was dying, and ten mi
utes afterwards expi red.
Tihus terminated, in a most melan
choly manner, the oarcer of a young,
man who was goaded by Is nioo sensi
bilities aiid delicate feelings of honor,
to the perpetration of an act which was
more painful to himself, than it could
be to any one else, and under the mad
dening effects of which he sacrificed
his own life. 'Those who saw him in
Calilornia, speak ins the highest terms
of hsis character, and premise further
explanations in vindication of his con
duct. The minds of a charitable pub
lie, while extennatisng the act to which
sr. to obl hj7s 7
Tkt-ea M SAt.-A peasure part;
ty of Germ , miale and female went
out yesWrday,(saya the August.
Chronicle & Seethil, of the 17th) on
the Georgia Raioad, to Belair to
spend the day in recreation and amuse
uont. While there, we: learn, some
difficulty arose with some citizons of
Columbia county, when a man by the
name of Luke, fired a revolver- at the
Germans, woundiug three of the party,
two in the head and one in the ear,
and made his escape. The wounds
we believe are not considered danger.
ous. Hazlam, Cooper and Weigel,
are the names of the wounded men.
jFron the Ba rer Sun.3
May 15, 1858. Our Northern Liber
ties were last night and this morn.
ing thrown into a state of excitement
never before witnessed there on any
occasion-whilst a bloody tragedy in.
volves several worthy families, here
and in Baltimore, in deep afliction.
Mr. Robert A. Hawke, fbr the ten years
'a faithful messenger in the olice of the,
'Third Assistant Postmaster General
(finance bureau,) retired about nine o'.
oloek last night with his wit to
bed. They occupied the front cham
ber, and an interesting daughter of
twelve years of age slept in an ad
joinin room ininediately in, the
rear. No unkind wrd had marrod the
tranquility of this apparently happy
family. At an early hour, on the
last evening of the week, two of this
little group surrendered thenseltes
to repose, little dreaming that the an
gel of death was hovering- over them.
The daughter was in deep sleep; the
inference is also clear that Mrs..Hawke
was asleep on her right side, her
face turned to the wall; when her bus
band grose in the bed. and deliberate.
ly cut her throat on the left side from
the "apple" to the lower bone of
the head, severing all the arteries and
the jngular vein ini a most shocking
manner. Another wound, transverse
ly, bore additional evidence of the de
termination of the murderer. Strange
to relate, the mangled woman, as if
to ascertain the author of the deed, sud
denly sprung up, bathod in blood, when
sha. saw. her husband by her side- with
the-same razor,.in. the act, of cutting
his own throat. With- a power which
must have been imparted by death, she
knocked the razor out of his hitr4
then leaped out of bed, the blood
spouting from her, and. with an ex
clamation "10h my God," ran down to
the front gate. There a youth,. Robert
Johnson, was passing, who. beheld
with, horrow the woman ran next
door, alarmed his mother, Mrs. Ann
Johnson,-aid beibre Mrs. Johnson ar
rived Mrs.. Hawke had beentwcetq
the gate; although thenlehtirel e .
less, but pointed to her throat.WHen.
Mrs. J.. reached Mr. 11awe's gate he
was at the window Imploring some
one to- come in, stating that he
had cut his wife'.' throat, had: ont his
own throat, and intended to kHll, his
daughter. When Mrs.. J.. came in,
Hawke was on his knee- leanuing~ ov
er his wife3.
Mrs. Hlawke had returned to her
back room, where she had fallen, and
was dyng.~r A skillful physician
was ent orwho testified to the
nature of the wound, estinated that
altogether she must have lost six
ty ounces of blood, and died in a
bout thirty minutes after the wound
Soon after the arrival of Mrs. John
son, Mr. George H-arvey, attracted by
the confusion, entered the house, seized
Hlawke, and confined him on the set
tee. Hawke told him that for a
long time, it had been impressed on
his mind that ho must die; that his
wife was an Angel-one of the loveliest
of woman-a saint, and he could nov.
or brook the idea of leaving her be
reaved, or that another should take
his place. lie intended that all these
should dir ->gether, and be in Para
dise this morning. Hie added that the
innocence and beauty of his little girl
had paralyzed his arm to such -an ex
tent that he could not despatch her.
Reason seemed at this. point to
resume her throne, and he desired Mr.
Harvey and atll to exert their efforts to
restore his wife. In as short time Mr.
Allen and other mnem,bers of the
guard arrived and took HIawke in
Their daughter wan conveyed to
the dwelling of her uncle, Mr. Patrick
H. Sweeney, of the cily postoflioe, and,
on leaving, H-awke desired to kiss her,
which ho did, and bade her an adieu.
It seems, indeed, that the full view of
Hlawke's bleeding wiff broke the
spell whitsh hound him, and impelled
him to call for assistance at~ the win
dow. The chamber walls and the
bed exhibit a most shooking scene of
Hawke handed to the Guard a let
ter which he wrote yesterday--ii
which, addressed "to the citizens," he
complains of imaginary ill-treatment.;
wills his property and ef'ects-and re
quests the excellent Head of lisa Bu
reau, John Marrow, Esq., Third As
sistant Postmaster General, to see his
wishes fulfilled. This gentleman has
for many years been the firm and in
dulgent friend of Mr. Hawke.
Hawke was committed to jail by
Ca ptain Goddard, and conveyed thith
or by officers Handy and Woollard.
Coroner Woodward, this morning,
held an inquest over the body, when
after a careful and severe investation
it was shown that for several months
Mr. Hlawke had labored under a mel
ancholy state of mind, and was un
questionably a monomaniac on reli
gious subjects. A verdict was ren
Before closing this I have seen
to hi i
Irble Pea -
.Loasuof Niarly T~4wo I
, have 1o record er
fearful cala I "I
vessel ase, W tht
nearly two Uh od I A
Capt. Forhdo lt
Cir ter, from R
into port this morping th
mate, and uix of the cre -ship
Willian & Maryf B)h
were picked'up (-in
laf. 273O( and n
beet wrened ear
the Bahama Iland&
Mary, has furnislied
particulars of the'
Which was n*te er
pool to New Orleans,w o
rail rad iron and two un nd
eight passengers, chief. "I
At seven o'clook A. M., o o f
May, during cloudy weathe ah4J t
breeaes blowing from. the, I
they passed the Hole in'the
which is the southern pait oftheittl
island of Abaco, one of thip Bahsinas"
nearly north of Nassau. Atooa the
made Stirrup Key, and tlfde .be 4-0
about ten miles in a soutietly,direc-'
tion. The weather . grew hickdall
the while and the wind stronger, while
the sea began to roll at afearful rate..
At sun set nothing could be sen of
the Key, and the captain suppo.sed that
he was well to the north of. it, kiaving.
steered west by north since. eridian..
At 8 A. M., when he judged hlaekif
sufficently to the noreh and .est of.
the Great Isaaes, he put the Ahip.pest
by south and cemmenced healyng the
lead, but found no bostom in twenty
About half-past eigl . , the'
vessel struck upon. a suanken roek,.
where she hung for 'ome tie , with,.
ten fathoms water all around. After
pounding heavily for fifteen minutes.
she got oil bat immediately struck.
another rock," within a few rods of the
firstgwhere she again poundeA forsome
time, and again went off.. It was theni'
thought expedient to lel go theanchor
and prepare 'the boats for un n.
The ship was taking in .wter veryfasti.
and though thiepassengenrs orked fiw
life at the pumps, t~iey flnud I'
sible to keep her free.. t idn
there were feet water in thield,
4 A M., with-botpuinp-oikg,gts
feet.. The weather-wns-very Eic . aend
ually, and the sea tremeiusly high..
rtly after day break, thy found ten
feet water in, and t0e essel appavnt.
ly going down,- The ensternation of
the croWded decks at-tispeiodena
then made read'aid .launc , 4 u
two.of them'were stovei en touching.
the water,. leavizngynny a asmil boat,
and one-long.and~une life:.boat., Thesa
wtere; manned' by' the captain, and the
crew, togethien .withias mnanje gassen.
~ra as couldsbe crowde4 Into theie-,
hromaiuto Of Ibe nger t~re
1.fta onoard, ansdwao few minutes af,
ter i..c. alent- sig4?-'le'ek 4 if., Ment
down toithi the veasel. H6o zoiny per,
ished, it is itupossible to ascertain,,but
from this account. oflthe esp'taiywe~in,.
fer that not less than one hundred'and
fifty persons,. men,.-wulon and chil.
dren. At the'time,, the Greai Idi~aes
was bearing east, by southestsa~iut
The several bosta- ws:E sepajued
af r leaving the ship, bup the cpain
sa frm te boat ht~ wiohe.*as a
harque, apparently bottnd'7t6.urope,
hove to in the direction oft 'the long
and life boat;, and he surmises thantha
people in them were piekc Usg Jgut
there is no certainty of' this1ia t.
posing them also to have been lost, th
total number of deaths wjltieoer
two hundred. The cook and jeward
of Williamn de Mary together withi~to,
of the seamen were amonig those .lefb
behind, when the small boata utpfl.
Capt.Stenswn bas no inomora'bdnm off
the names of tbe la'st, wich. Nara
coasequently unable to give.'
This one of the rnost'dreadfutwreeks~
that we have had occasion: to record
for mainy years, and, coning so,
after the great rail road calaules,
us with emotions of' horror and icomrn.
N. Y. Evening }%st 181k subtU.
[Froma ?he Bahtimore Sun.]
Southern Baptist Convention.
This religious body, composed ofi
clerical and lay delegates froni theva-.
rious Baptist Churches of. tho :South.
ern and Western States, Fridaty morn
ing assembled in the Seventh laptisti
Church, (Rev. Dr. Fullerisoorneret
Saratoga and Paeastreetals~geeablysto.
the previous aqjourninehti '1trd wha.
called to order at ten dlock, by- Rev,
IE, B, C. Howell, PD D, of'Richtnonc),
Vt., the president, 'Mo read--an ap.
propriate portion of scripture, and an.
nounced ai hymn, which was sung whery
Rev. N. M. Crawford, of Georgia, in,
voked the blessings of Divine:Ptov7
dence on the deliberations.
On motion, the convention te
proceeded to the eleet-lon n Q49 rS,
which resulted as follows; IRev, 15.
C. Howell, D, .D,, proueident; .
Richard Fuller, P., ,, of 144 R ev, J:~
II, Jotor, of Va,, Rev. W~iliam ..
Buck, of Tcenn,, and.,udg T.Stoeks, of
Ga., vice presidents; Rev, . C. ?res.
glof Charletiton, 3, C., Treasurer,
MrH. . Elysnof Richimond, Va.
anid Rev. WVm. Carey Crane, ofAs
sissippi, secretaries. ,
Sovrg CVIQvNA, Comanga ....
an announeemev~t in the bouthea i
Christai9 Advoceo. we pereel~Q
the next annWal sessjp.f j
Co4nferowee will bp op m4 Na, ber