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EDGLFIELD C. 11.
WEDNEsDAY, NovEWI-ER 8. 1848.
We are requested by the Committee to
say, that a beautiful SWORD will be
presented to Lieut. L. B. WEVER on
Saturday next the Ilth inst. The citi
zens of the District generally and the
Ladies particulatly are invited to attend.
ELECTION OF PI ESIDENTIAL ELECTORS. I
-On Tuesday last, the election io- Presi
dential electors took place throughout the
Upited States. The election will decide the
choice of Piesident for four vears, from the I
4th of March next.
THE WEATHER.-For some days during
the past week, the weather was very cold
for the season. The thermometer was near
ly as low as freezing point. Afterwards there
was a fall of rain which was needed.
After the rain subsided, the weathet be
came quite cold, and continued so for some
LIBERIA.-This country is situated as our
readers generally know, in Africa. It ap
pears that Mr. Roberts the President, has
made in London, the most favorable impres,
sion towards his government. In all proba
bility the government of Liberia will soon
be recognized by Englasd and France.
INDIAN DEPREDATIONS IN TEXAS.
From the Austin Democrat, we learn tha
the Indians have been e Fitng great out
r *sections of Texas. The set
tlement on the Sandys, about twenty miles
-west of Gongales, have been bioken up, sev
eral persons have been killed, and a party of
the whites and Indians have had a battle,
which resulted in the defeat of the latter.
Several citizens of Gongales county, have
called on Governor Wood for military aid, to
put down the ln,dians.
Western Continent.-We perceive that
ib o valuable paper which had been dis
continued, has been recently revived. It
is r- conducted. by Messrs. Garland &
yuunisueo at the
From the South Carolinian.
OUR NEXT GOVERNOR-HION. F.
Sia EDITOR :--Jn the recent nismbers
-of the M~ercurr I have observed several
articles in wyhich the writers, after a safe.
delivery of their private opinions on the
present anid soon to be condition of the
country, arnd, after many lines of patriotic
and disinterested advice to the urgenit ne
cessity of securitng certain particular via.
cues, qualities and requiries in him who,
is to succeed his presentt Excellenev. qui
ecly and kindly p)roceed~(, accordline to their
different, fanictes, to tell us who is the mian.
Whether these comnmunicationas have ben,.
efitted the especial f:avoriaes of either wri
ter or not, I am ignorant; hut that they
have caused some inqtuiry with the masse's
as to the pretensious of the different as
pirants is certain.
Some of the nominees we know by repti
tation, (by which alone a Governor should
desire to be elected.) and others tare on
familiar even by name, except to the oldest
inhabitant. But we live in te hackwtoods
and do not know much! I have lately
had occasion to be absent frtom home, and
have made it a point to feel the general
pulse in diff'erent quarters on this s'abject.
Of the various nominations of the Gouber.
natorial Chair, none has given so great
satisfactie.r, to the people of the 2J Uon
gressional District as that of the lion. F.
WV. Pickens of Edgefield.
The intelligence and urbanity of this
gentleman. his personal wonrth and dis
tioguishedl public services first in thte State
Legislature; then as aid,de-camp to hnth
Governors Hamilton acnd Hayne, which
at the time, was a position of labor,. res
ponsibility and contfidlenre; then. dutrinig
an honoratble career of twelve years in our
Natiotnal Cotuncils; again, at a suabseqluent
pecriod,,in the State Senoc-invi'e an ad
vantageous comparisout with the claims of
any gentleman whose name has been con
neetedl with the Governorship. Hlis abili
ty itn the.Legislatur-e was acknowledged
by being repeatedly elected at an early
age to Congress, and his usefulness, while
there, findls its commentary in the fact clhat
his seat was never contested , atnd that he
was offered. first by Presidlent Tyler, and
then by Mr. Polk, the mission to the ttwo
most splendid Courts of Europe-both of
which were refused distinctly on the ground
that he cotuld not conscientiously take
benefit of the Federal Government so long
as his State was dentied equal rights wiiah
all her confederates.
The pacriotic mnotives by which this
gentlemian was actuated, in twice refusing
the most flatterinie and valuable appoint
ment within the gift of the President, car
ry te proof of their gentuineness on the
face of the circumnstances.
So spirited atn act of self-denial should
meet with an acknowledgment from the
State, whose wrogdy the Federal Gov
crment were ttus so handsomely reluked,
In these "'piping times" of money power,
where the art and means of giving 'good
dinners" have been used as cogent and af
fective.arguments in Goyeruor making
when lagn has become Solomon, and 'put
money in' thy'purse,' wisdom, it is truly
refreshing. Mr. Editor, to find: one mar
who values political justice more that
$18,000, and loves the reputatioi of Souti
Carolina more than gold. The growing
adulation in the State, to mere money, it
alhorrent to my soul, and will in' time
dry up the f'uniaiu heads of Carolina's
hom-sty at home and its respectability
Would to God-that South Carolina had
one such man as he, who is the solitary
glory of poor Alexico-"one bright particu
lar star" one Guadrrloupe Victoria, in
whom every virtue was concentrated
Col Pickens is now a private citizen
residing on his plantation. IHe is deeply
aurl wholly identified with the agricutou.
rad interests of the State. Though bear
ing years suflicient to mature his under
standing ndrid ipcn his judgment, he is yet
tn the prine of manhood--active and en.
ergetie. Intimately acquainted with fede
ral politics and the "tricks of the trade" he
would, during his administration, ever be
no the wntch-tower of the State a faithful
sentinel-known and appreciated at Wash
ington, and itdeed throughout the Union,
as the helmsman of the ship of State he
would be fell. Though at the peril of
being ch:srged with l.olitical heresy I con
fess myself "crisis" incredulous, the politi
ral prognostics are sueh, however, that I
lrpe to see South Carolina, during the
next two years, with her deck- clear and
ready For tction, and with the tight kind
uf a man holding the trumpet. Revolu.
lionary blood will tell. I for one am wil
ling to take it onl faith.
Col Pic'tens has also rendered the State
infinite service by his el'orts towards the
nomination and election of Mr.'olk-thatn
whom no President has been as true to the
interests of the South since the days of
t gentleman of courtly manners, fine
understanding, ample fortun
hosptit "a ....... l .,, cat
a wise, dignified, hospita
tile and eflicient Carolina Executive.
Such, sir, are the opinions of
From the Charleston Mercury.
We find the following remarl in tht
Marietta lelicorn, the editor of which hat
recently been on a visit to our city. The3
are worthy of the serious consideration of
those having the interests of the city and
the road in charge:
"There are great -complaints here ir
Charleston about the Augusta bridge anr
the enormous tax of toll and drayage a
that place, which they consider a gren
drawback to their prosperity. It canno
be denied that it. is a great obstacle in thei
not complain of Augusta. The tup countr.
may (reli co'mplain of hath' bitt spuch as
it wotrdd l)e to our interest to have a con
nexion we would opposed it till Charles
totn does her duty atid lets the Road -come
into the city, and thus save a double tax
on?draymen wvhich thtey are now comphl,
ed to pay. It is time the country should
know how it is taxed and we are determn
ined it shall.
It is argued that it costs to inore to the
country, or those shipping produce down,
or goods up the Road than) if the tax was
int duble. lBut we have tnot been able
to perceive its force; rfor cer'ainly tte ligh.
ier the tatx on drays the more cheaply thtey
can allord to woirk. Atd so ltog as the
"Neck" and Chatleston both reguire li,
cernse fromt them. so long the up coun'ry
will be tnxed to pay it, and henice its just
cauce or comaplait
We are firmly of the opinion th-3t it' fara
freights. drayane and toll were all reduc
ed .50 ter cent on the groat lines of Rail
ro)ads the nei t income would be greatly
IIund:eds & thousand of people who now
stay at home would he imiuced to travel
to te sea-bocat'd. Acqutaitances would
Lie formed, newv inducenments created, a
vast increase ofltrade would follow to the
mutual advantage of all the parties cun
eernted, coutntry, cities and Roads. It
n.eeds but n lair experiment to test its tr'nth.
And we hotpe another year will not be
permitted to roll round withtout making it.
The Cholera in New-York-Ft gives us
i;reat pleasure to announce that a Tel
agraphic comomunicatio,n from the Mayor
>fthie city of New York, to the Mayor of
his city, received last evecning, with a
copy of which we have been politely fa.
vored. announces that "the Chtolera is not
in New-York at all-" Some alarm might
andt perh ps does exist as to the approach
rmf this disease. It might reach our own
:ity. To guard against its ravages is but
it matter tof prudence. We have only to
remark that care and catttion in diet and
habit wiill put it at defiatice, if coupled
with prompt medical advise in case of at
ack. Fear andi dread cause more vie.
ims thtan disease.- Charleston Cousrier,
Funeral of the lion. D. H. Lewis.
rte N. Y. Journal of Commerce of the
8thm nIt, thus notices the honots paid to the
remains of the distitiguished 8:tatesmnan:
The futneral obsequies of the late U. S.
Senator Dixon HI. Lewis, were dnly per.
formed yesterday afternootn. Shortly af
ter i2 o'clock, the rvmains were removed
from the Governor's Room, ia the City
Hall, where they had been layiag in state,
auring the (lay, to the head. of a large pro.
cession of citizens aa d civil officers, which
formed in the Park before the HaIl Af
rer the procession bad 'moved through
some of the principal.atreems, remains, ac
c:ompanied by the friends and members of
the Common Conneil. were tn-ken across
the river to Greenwooy 4l etery for in
Meanwlile.te ':flags Wbre displayed at
half-mast fromthe d nshippin, atd public
Sbuildings,aid afuneral darge was chim
ed froin the sleepld - rI-rity Church.
The occasion wsi so!emn and impressive.
The.colin 'was of uncommo size, ol
mahognuy, and with rbe% I4 and lead
casing was said to weig' tasds of ninc
hundred ,pounis. On a n iilver plate
was the tollowthg incrip , n-,
DIXON- H. L4IS.
UNITrO S-iATEsvt TOR,
Died in New York, Ocier'25;.184S.
Aged 46 years, 2 mdi, G3_days.
Bloody Tragedy in Araas.-. A dread -
ful affray took place at,Ye.lville. Marion
county, Ark.. on' the t in which
three men were killed ri several wouid'
ed. The Batesville Englo,1 the 17th uIt,
furnishes the following a -ntof it:
The town of Yellville. in rion county,
was, on last Monday w the scene of
one of the most -frightful ad disgraceful
rencontres that we liavee'known. We
would premise, that for m years the e
has been waged, between ,rrutts and
their friends on the one par nd the Ever
etts and their friends on th other, a most
deadly feud. The war _betebo the Mon
tagues and Capulets did n i'egiti to equal
it, if seems that a maonned Mooney,
who belongs to the Everet ng; was bad
ly beaten some threeor.fou weeks since;
and that the Everetta anr soney got up
kind of agreetnent among e'mselves, by
which they and their ad rents formed
themselves into a regulati gparty, and
declared that the Kings, 8 ielt, Williams
and Hampton Tuti must le' tltecnuntry.
On Monday they all met~ ,Yellville.
Hampton Tutt has.a store here, atd was
prudent enough to keejp .of the way.
He knew a that row would raised, and
that they would, if possibll 'll.him. J.
Turner, Esq., spoke ther at day. and
after the speaking;-iahe twci rtes armed
to the teeth, had some wgrd ad drew up
in battle array-but the ma er was quiet
ed, alit - ak to.ik; place.- To=
.. .......... .. jeople had
generally left for home;;) figbt comn
menced. A man, by the":nargo'. of Wad
kiis, of the Everett party, dlo$Wdiwn Jack
King. At the same time' im. Everett
fired at Sinclair, and miseil'him. Sin
clair returned the. shot,.miittally wound
ing Everett. King's brotber was shot at by
Bartlett Everett the ball gra liis should
er; le, in turn, shot Bart* gverett dead
in his tracks: After Siin.9verett was
shot,"he immediately pursued $inelair; but
finding King, wiho had be ua shot in the
begining of the fight, lie tu ed on him,
and smashed his skull in as o.king man
ner, and expired while iihe act King
lived until moring. Wad. 4nwas'badly
beaten. - lie was taken itp ustody.:but
made his escape that ni Ih Ji is to be
hoped that the people.of- Mtari, will unite
in puttir.g down these deeds blood. We
-- that the ma er is. ot at an
.e.wTe Li,u lidat, IOU iiumL r- !r-mrstUet()
is considerably short of la -year,and it it
believed that- in- the:parts4f.tim and 1n
diana tributary to Cic 'n aii less attmen
tion hastbeen given to feedi.g than last sea
son Tis is the ordinarys fct of an over
abiundant uti successful 'Ison, hut how
far prospects, wich hay existed for two
or three mouths may e.bang the course of
things, caninot now be ascertainedl.
The Louisville Journaind Commerce
says:-l' seems to be an adiiiiu,..1 fact that
tie stock of ho,.s in tbe cou"atry is large,
and iha:. their COni .ion (owing to an
abundant corn crop) . til be very fine. We
undersiand that large purchases were
mtade last week in ihelby.-county for this
markect, at $2 5 gross. - Purchases for the
Cini:maiiti market ranged landiana. and ma
ken lairgely at $25 a $2j gross. The prices
we regard under the present aspect of the
foreignt news, as veiny full. Some or our
most experienced pockets have not yet en
tered the market. regarding price4 too high
for prudent investment From the note
of preparation it is ptrobably that a larger
numtier will lie packed here the present
season than there wvas last season.
Tue St. Louis New Era, of the 28th
ult., says:-Weo learn by 'lie ilinois pa
pers that pork packers at Beardsiowvn a
paying two dollars and fifty cents per huni
dIred for pork, and from private advices
we areo assured they have gone up two dol
lars and seventy-five cents. At Almon,
large conitractsha~ve been made at both the
a ove rates, and from the feverish excite
metnt that already prevails among opera
tori in this article of provisions. we look for
disastrous results- among them before the
season closes, nuless, more prudenCe than
heretofore is manifested.
Correspondence ofthei N. Y. Jour. of Commerce.
PaRts. Oct. 8, 1848.
The public mind in Etngland as wvell as
in France is bco.ming very much alarmed
on the near approach of thast terrible
scourge-the cholera. As long as the
cholera was confnued to the Eadt-to Rus,.
siat or even still .nearer we read the ac
counts of its ravageu,.of the sad misery of
decimated families. and it wvas presently
forgotten, we heard that in twelve months
or less it would.sweep over mis and fill our
houses with mourning, but with man's
usual hope we persuaded ourselves it would
never come near us, and -n~e moved on in
our busy career-the cholera was forgot
ten. To..day, however. we hear it is near
our own door, and all-the poor and-the
rich-the statesman plotting revolutioni
and the cobbler patching the* thiie n orn
brogue, stop their avocations, and essay to
find some mode which will secure themt
from the fatal attack. Tihe cholera is cm
phatically, the :disease of the poor. Ii
nearly always spares those in rich ciretnm
stances, and persons iho cat good and
wholesome food-who live ternporat ely
preserve a calm frame of mind, free from
dread of the disease, are in general qunite
safe. But the person who picks up here a
bit for his breakfast, and there another bit
for his inner, both morsels not unfrequent
ly'6f more than dubtfulclihracter, stands
in jimmiuent danger. The governments
of both these countries have taken and are
taking every precaution t- abate the pes.
tilence as much as they can. It appears
in a milder form, and is much better nn
derstood now than;formerly, and: medical
n,en do not apprehend as mnch mischief
from it as they did in 1831. S:ill it is yet
comparatively unknown.,.and excites an
undefined fear in the hearts of all.
M.RTIn DCRALDt.-Respecting this
once disttnguish.d citizen of Louisiana,
whose death waslately announced,"No
ta Bena." in his last letter to the Con
cordia (La.) Intelligencet, furnis'es the
fo!lowing interesting but painful particu,
e'Amtng the recent deaths here, I
nouce one that scarcely atracted a pas
sing remark, vet he was a man who,
twenty years ago, stond at the head of
society-Martin Duralde. Burn of an
influential and affluent family in Attaka,
pas, extensively connected, augme-.ning
his hereditary fortune by successful i '
vestments, married to a daughter of the
lon. Henry Clay, who was then at the
zenith of his popularity and power, Mr.
Duralde was, on all sides, courted, con
suIted and caressed. But reverses over
took him ; city propterty rapidly ran
down ; his wife died; his friends dimin
ished with his fortune ; and at the com
mencement of the Mexican war, this
man, onct" so rich, so popular, and so
honored, found himsrlf obliged, for sub
sistence, to follow our march with a few
packages of merchandise. Hle recently
embarked on a trading schooner, at
Tampico, to return hiome. The deadly
fever of that coast swept off every one
of the crew but a small boy, and when
the vessel, after beating about in the
gulf, finally made the bar of the river
with a signal of distress, the Captain
was found dead on a pallet, and the un
fortuntte Dtralde by his side in the
last agonies, and no medicine, no water,
scarcely a ration of food on board.
What an illustration of the vanity and
vicissitudes of life!
The1 Weatlcr.-The Laurensville Her
ald, of the 3d inst., says : "In the early
part of the week, we were in tte enjoy
ment of most deliahtful weather-clear.
bright, bracing, and pleasant,-neither too
warm or too cold. Du-ing the last three
days, however, a very perceptible altera
tion has taken place ; and thoueh still
clear. it is as cold as if old( "Jack Frost"
himsel, had taken up his abode in the im.
mediate neighborhood, and big fires are
necessary for comfort. We have had
heavy frosts for the three last nights. The
cotton plants are turning black, and the
leaves are falling from the trees in beauti
of accommodation, the Company have
made arrangements to convey to Columbia
members of-the~ Legislature., and perso'ns
desir tns of visiting the Capital dluring the
extra session, a:talt such ti'tne4 as aay suit
their convenience up to the latest perio.d.
[ Eve. News.
Pretty Fair Work.-WVe copied from
the Advertiser, a fortnight since. atn ac
count of cotton picking in Edtgefield Dis
trict, that we thought was hard to beat.
The greatest nutmber of pounds picked in
ja day by one hand, mentioned in the Ad
vertiser, was 380--which a hand in this
District has exceeded by ninety pounds.
Mr. N'dwardl We'sson. residing on Doun
can's Creek, has a boy bet weeni 16 -.nd 17
vears of age. n ho. on the l0th, October.
picked Out 4y9 tponds of cottOnt between
sun rise and dark-11 working hurts.
[ Laurensuudle Herald.
Granite.-A specimen of fine Granite
may be seen at thte Rail Road OrTce,
fromn Colonel Taylor'e, near Colu ni ,
and we believe in the vicittity of the ro,ad.
Our State abtnuds itn materials tof thtis
descriptioin, aind of the best quality, wvhich
requite ontly adequate enterprise and en
couragetnent in our builders, to render it a
source of revenue, as a brunch of domestic
industry, to the owners, while it will save
the drain of money fromn the city for that
which lies at our own doors.-Evening
Our Rail Road.-The large amount of
business done, both in up and down freight,
since the commrtencement of the season
furntsbes the mest decided evidences of the
increasing prosperity of thte company.
The amounit of freight and passage money
between the 1st and 21st, was $70.000.
and it is supposed that the revenue for the
month will reach S100 000.-Charleston
MOVEMENT FOR CALFORN.-Gent.
Pi.rsifer F. Smith, appoited Governor
of California, is soon to take his depar
ture, accompainie.d by the gallatnt Capt.
Tobin. They ate both now in New
Yot k, from whence goes a Regiment of
UT. S. soldiets also.
REMEDY POR TOOTI1AC.-A mixttire
of two parts of the- liquid amonia of
commerce, with one of some simple
tincture, is recommended as a remedy
for toothache, so often unconttolatble.
A piece of lint is dipped into this mix,
tutre, and then itntroduced into the cari
ons tooth, when the nerve is immediately
cauterized, and the pairn stopped. It is
stated to be eminently successful, and in
some cases is snpposed to act by neu
tralizing an acid product in the dL.enyed
Sulphuric ether and hnrnt ahtim are
TIlE INSOLENCE OF OF'ICE:
We-find n' complaint so universal.as
that of impoliteness. and even insolence,in
persons who happen to be in a position to
forget propriety and go unpunished. I. is
well to hear in mind that politeness is ex
artly as cheap as tduteness. and that in to
long run it is mnch cheaper. - Clerks in
public olflices are especially remarkable in
this respect. as also oficers of steamboats
and conductors on railroads. It is a capi
tal method to make one's sell unhappy, to
treat every one upon whom he may coat
fer a favor with roughness and ill man
ners. An official may reply to a question
which is asked with all politeness, "I
haven't time to answer que ions," as ti e
heard one of this class reply a few days
since in a public office. In timt reply werc
coitainied four words more tian would
have answered the query ; bui the clerk
choose to send away a gentleman with an
intimation that he was impertinent, and to
render himself unhappy in the reflection
that he been actually uugentlemanly.
The world would move t.long much
more ea'ily ih"n it now des, if the rules
of pulitenese and gentleness were better
observed. It drags alongltcavily when, as
too freqently, the wheels lack the oil of
kindnesa. It will be found in general, that
eacept when self-interest directly protnpts
tte tither course. men in public olfices,
parti.u'rly clerks and those dependent on
individu;.l nomination and not popular
votes for the;.- 'laces, are the most habitu
al neglectors of :he ordinary rules of eli
quette. We have nla ays chosen to regard
their conduct in office .as a fair test of
their claim to position out of i; - :nd ca.not
any man as a gentleman who An-'4 any
excuse in any time or place for lai.
aside the name.
In travelling, this is to be.especially no
ticed. We had in mind the conductors on
the Erie Railroad, and we are safe in re
ferritng to travellers for the evidence that
they are far more comfortable amottg such
men, than among the ill natured anl dis
obliging conductors on some other roads.
One of the formet, a stranger to us, in a
conversation once said that he found it far
easier to be polite to all, even to those
who were actually impertinet-the had
tried both courses, and made up his mind
.which to adopt.-N, Y. Jour. Com.
Thrilling Incident at the Meneagerie
'ho>le Gallantry of the Lion.-On Thurs
day of last week, dnring the heavy storm
of wind and rain, while the extensive col
lection of wild beasts in the menagerie of
Messrs. Raynondt% Warring were in the
village of Norfolk, a feature wasintrmduced
ih the exhibition not previously announcerd
in the hills. About f-tr in the afternoon
a violent gust of wind blew down ine can%
vass which forms the large pavillion.
completely enveloping the spectator., and
cages of the animals in one com-non mass
of confusion. The accident happened at
the time when Miss-Adelina. the Lim.
Queen as she is styled, was performing in
the den of wild beasts. and as the fright of
the animals rendered-them seeminely un.
cotitrolable, great fears were entertained
for the safety - '~'"' "'"
.dnoered the.scene r.uly appelling. 'ihe
panic however we'isliut momentary, .is
the promps and enercetic mneasures taiken
by 'he managers soiin cleared the wreck.
no person having received the slightest
injury. But the most intenasely interesting
itcideD' remains to be told. The uproar
among the lions, tigers and leopa.ds in ir
performine caces gave taike that they
were devouritig Miss Adelitna. in the
next instant the eanivass was stritpped
from 'lhe etace, when a tableaux presented
itself such as either would dely eitther poet,
painter or sculptor to portray with accura
In the centre of the den, a young anal
beatutifuil lion, (the same recenatly presented
to Geni. Cass by the Emperor of Mlorocen.)
ini a rampart positiaon, fortmed the strong
feature of the picture; beneath one of his
hinad feet lay stretched the 'lead body of a
leopard. atnd struggling within the invinesi
tle grasp of his fore paiws were the ticer
atnd st;rviving leopat d. Int the oippoite
endl of the cace tr.insfixed as a statute of
marble, with danntless eye aind majestie
nitude, the same as when shteomands
t he wild hieasas to crouch a' hier feet, stood
the Lion Quseetn Miss Artelina. The yoting
lady states itat ahe tw o leopards and the
tiger made a simultaneeous spring for her
at the mnomnent the catnvass was btowti
dowtn. antd were repulsedl by the nioble
gallantry of ihe lion who boundled bietweeni
them, and protected her in the manner
desribed. The pre-ence of the keepe r,
Ma r. Pierce. soon red ucedt the savage gomup
to subjection, and the Lion Qu"en was
happily relieved from a larther participa
tion itn this extra performnance.-N. Y
The editor of a niewspaper at Perth be
itig c-halletiged the other day by Kassuth.
the leadlerqif the Maygar parry. ctoolly re
plied that any fool miught challe'nge, hut
that two foiols were needed for a fight.
WVhai an atdmirable reply ; it w as literal
ly answering a tool acecording to hi< I-. ly,
and if the editor did nothing an provoke
the ire of the challenger .injntsaly, he is ani
honor to his profesaion Hoiw much more
sensitble is such a nman as that. than anoth
er that we wat of, who floorishes large in
the fraterntity and now limps throtugh life
with a catch is his kntee, of wvhich lie is
weak enough to be pterceptibly vain. Aye.
vain; fair it is a fact, that a duel is never
accepted bunt for one reason,. and that is
vanity. A mant may giv-e a challenge
from a revengeful spirit. ini his desire for
ani opportunity tat resent a real or fancied
injury, but lie is altool to do it. Another
accepts it, however, from vantity. He is
afraid of the opinion tof the world shotuld
he refuse it; and then as a matter of
course, after lie has stood his adlversary's
fire, he turns to the world like a spoiled
child, to be petted for his spirit. It is
vanity, weakness, folly. frott beginntinag
Beauty.deserts usn, hor ~virtute anti tal
ents, the faithful companionts of our lives,
accompany us even to the grave.
ARRIVAL OPr1 llfiiERMA.
Further declinein .ollon.
By a Telegraphic Deepatch sissa inte
hour last night, we have accounts of the
arrival of the Eng.ish Steamer Hibernia ac
Boston yesterday She brings Liverpool
'accnunts to 21st October.
Colton has untdergone a firther'rlecline -
o I 8 tarthing on all description. Orleans
Fair to Good Fair is quoted at 3A to 4k.;
Mobile and Bowed Grorgia at :3j to 4.
sales of the week 25,000 bales-and the
market closed quiet with a downwnrd
teidency-Trade dull it London, Man
cheGier and Iaggow.
Breadstufs.-Buyers think that 'Bread
sttly havu -ached the lowest- mark.
Wheat selling hom 7s. 4d. to 8s. 9d.
Flour from 31 to 32.. Meal at from 15 to
Political.--O'Brien was not yet exe
cuted at the time of the departure of the.
steamer. The recommendation'for mercy
by the Jury, had been laid before the
Qneeu-his fate uncertain and unkuown.
The Potato Crop in Ireland had been a
The Cholera -Thirty additional cases
of Cholera had occurred in Loudon; and a
number ofcases at Edinburo, New Haven,
and other places-it seems to progress
slo ly, however, and4.he_alnr.-us aa
Austria.-Tbo people. of Vienna are
hemnmed in by the armies of the Emperor
and his allies, but the people are deter
mined to bold out to the last;-end the.
conflict must.a be bloody one.' The'people.
anticipate a siege. The Diet has^an army
of 100.000 men to defend'i'bCity: -
France.-France is still giiPC?Cavaig.
,;. is still at the head of affs'ri-.a nd. Lou
is Napr!.can hardly tbought f.,
Louis Napolesrl Bonaparle.-Tte Paris
correspodent of tha "Ne.w. York Com
mercial Advertiser," ftiruishes the fellow.
iog portrait of Louis TXapoleof Bona.
"Louis Napoleon is rather under the
middle height, and of a figgre, inclining to
be heavy more .than graceful.: in his- ;
bearing there is nothing. distinguished or
commending; his uniosually. highr ahoul
ders even give him a certaioawkwardness
while in hig features not the keeneet of tho
many eyes.now liaed upon hiri ~an dis
cover any resemblance to histinclez-They
are dull and worn, with a'strong;ex0resstotA
of se'nsuality, and would ' idicie rather
more titan the forty years v hictii ?his anu
thentic age.- For the rest 'he seems good
natured enough, and nt. that sor of .mar
who would ever overturn Euiope. He.
.peaks with; ermbirrassment. and even"
with emotion,andtinot a single topresen"
American Inventions.-Amongsi'a great
variety of new inventions exhiiOited athe%
anhual faii of the American lastitate in
Noe York. the irihune' noicesone that
is very curios and yeisitipe' I is 'the
"What in't ingenuity 'ico pislt
Here we :have an inventiou ,1 whicb
"es. imy be..light,- it R,y.
'i ,'e by a e1ljckor el pulI of A
i,ttscied to ai a oc1r;=:n :
neiction ftli isi lighri (" atnt>
then wvhe~n the hour 'homessaoittid yNiu
have a latmp already lighted at. tbe-same
tirme. Certninly'very convenient- Whea
not desired to-becotnnected with a clock,
it,can- be attached to a cord- terminating tn
some place -near the bed, .likes a. -hell-pull,
so that it is only necessary to pull the cotd
to produce a light previon.. to rising. l'is
designed alao .to be so attachqd toghte hell
:i.indle of a front door, that pullipg,thie bell
inst antly rmakes a light to see by, in the
hall. or any other part of the house. The
inventor is Mr. Alexander Bennet of ibis
nitv. . . . . " -
Misery Loves Company.--Do you mean
that the maen witht a jumpiag tooth- ache
rake's' pleasure ' in the society of -another
gentlematn similatly afflicted ? --'D the
over c'rowded inmates of the -m'iddle of'
Atugust onibus greet with :liecks and
sndes. and like -encouragements, the new
comer ? Do you suppose that the mnerchtant
without the whterewithal to pay-.his note,
is enamo)red with tbe company of those in
a like .dilemna at half-past two?' Does
sea sickness court it ? Woul-I.. it-assu-<e
the pain you stuffer, if w~hile you are hay
ing your teeth filed, a saw shouldd he un
dergoing the same otperattion in y'our ira-.
mediate nteighborhood i Does the dog
nith a tin kettle tied to his tail seem to
exult or show any signs whateter-of con
vivality on the occeasion of the extraordiaa
ry retinue of foor footed delegates who are
calledl into cottgress by the' unusuail dis
play ? Havitng the mumps'-the good,
oldfashioned ; Henry the *Eishth looking
double mnumps,in the which.you can't ever
grin, and bear it-would you care to have
a cotmpanion, face to face-a sort oif me
Mento, nt mori, but of more- under jaw
than you ever anticipated seeing appen
ded to your countenance-sand knowing ,
thtat -you are I-"oking into a human -mirror,
a personal reflec'tion ? Then what do you
mean by --misery loves company.J"
American Almonds -We are indebted
t Mrs. Willi.. A. Blanker for a sample A
of Almonds raised itt tier own garden..
Thev are of extraordinary size and fne.
favor. This and-other experimets prove
that our clitmate is not unfavorable to the
growth of many plants and fruita for which
we are ina the habit of looking abroad.
[WNinchester, (Va.) Rep.
There is little doubt that the cultivation .
of Almonds can he rendered profitable to.
Georgia andI other Southern States. The
growing of fruits of this kind would tend .
greatly to incretase their consumption,bene
it small land holtders. and by so much
check the over-production of .cotton I
one has seeds that will germinate, nloW 1ta
the favorable season to plant them.
- [ Aug. C'hront $. Sen.
Castor Oil beans are oute so make ex
cellen' candles, equal to sperm in every
repeci. antd for twenty five cents.a pound,
the chandlers and farmers of the West wt.l
urn out any quantity of these :castor oit
canditce. - -