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THE BFAUTIFUL AND THE AMABLE.
- It may be still pretended to be a question
able point, which is the fascinating -person,
the plain Lt genial and amiable woman, or
the belle. But there is in reality hardly
doubt enough about the point to exercise the
wits of a debating club, or a woman's rights
convention. Recollect that by the state.
-ment of the manner, the beautiful lady is to
possess only a very ordinary degvree of the
agreeable qualities of the other; and our
amiable type of womanhood is not to have
More comeliness than falls to the lot of a
majority of the sex. For it must be grant.
ed, that the whole of them are not a little
attractive ; and there is not perhaps a single
oue, that does not pass for a particular pearl
with somebody among the other sex.
Now that we comprehend the terms of
the controversy, we are prepared to affirm
that the beauty cannot have so many ad
nirers as her rival. This cannot be disputed,
when asserted of her own sex. It is also a
fact, that the affection of such a lady is
chiefly limited to her lover or her husband.
The celebrity arising from her distinguished
appearance is expensive, but she is nothing
but a statue, a picture to most persons, who
cannot set up any clahn whatever to a right
of possession. The weakness of impres.
sions she produces, is a great deal owing to
her trusting so indiscreetly to her looks. She
has apparently thought it of little or no con
sequence to do anything further than make
an exhition of herself. This is a terrible
mistake, and though there is unquestionably
such a thing as spontaneous combustion, a
beauty will sooner or later learn that the
general loss of ones acquaintance is not a
spontaneous effiect; but the admirable play
of numberless loveable qualitieF of heart.
The plain woman has beeni obliged to play
her hand w~ell to win attention atnd regard,
since she has not had a very good one orig
.inally dealt to her. She has made the best
of what site had, rel'ing nething upon her
luck, rather small in her case, and renderng
in the long run your pretty court cards quite
secondary to her strong suit of substantial
The a.niable plain woman is distinguished
by the possession of charming traits that
can be appreciated as much almost by all
atatkknow her, as by her husband, or her
er. Thes te a ready and spontaneous
the right, and good and beau'
tifu; frankntess and w"ant of pride, that frosts
the soul; a warm benevolence, and a real
love of talent and information. She wishes
to make herself agreeable to every worthy
person, not by coquetry and fineness, whieb
are abhorrent to her sincere disposition; by
an honest, direct, yet modest exhibition of
her mind and heatrt. 0Of coutrse she suc
ceedls in this, as every sensible wioman dhoes,
wiho really tries. Such a woman cannot
bat be admired and coturted; and her influ.
ence is co-extensive with the circle where
she moves. A beautiftul wotman nmay muake
one or two distracted ; an amiable and
agreeabile one turns all she happens to con
verse with, into her ad~mirers. Whent two
characters are blended into one, one hecotmes
the Semiramis and Cleopatra of her age,
atnd realizes for her own sex, what has ever
been nothing but a dream among the mnas
culines-thme universal empire-the conquest
of the wvorld.
EARTUarAKE Ar APALAHICOrA.-Tho
Coinmercial Adv-ertiser of the 13th gives
the following accounnt of an earthqtuake at
Apalachicola on the 10th instant:
EAurTrerAEI.-On Monday morning
last, at about the hour of eight o'clock, our
*city was visited by one of these formidable
phenomena of nature. The agitation of
the earth was very apparent to the senses,
and was ac-comlpanied( by several physical
effects-suchm as the cracking of a chimney
w-all, the cracking of beams of hotuses, the
motion of the water in the bay', the agita
tion of a liquitd, and the movement of arti
cles of furnitture in a stilt room-which
could hmave arisen from no other cause. Th'le
shock wsas of several seconds' durations.
A similar shock was felt on the Friday pre.
v-ious, about the hour of 10 p. mn., and ser
eral others have been observed at this place
within the last year or two. The violence
of that of Monday wsas far the greatest we
have ever felt. It may have been local or of
very limited extent, but we expect to re
ceive from the W1est Indies, Mexico, or
South America, some accounts of its grand
and permanent, bnt awful eff'ects, on the
surface of the earth.
NOT Qc:ITE A PARADIE.-The Fort
Smith (Ark.) Herald, of the 24th~ nlt., com-.
plains bitterly of the removal of the U. S.
military depot from that place to Preston, on
Red river, and publishes a letter from an
officer stationed there, whose name is not
given, to sho-w how much the troops dislike
the change. The writer says:
"Perhaps you might think this a reasona
ble sort of a country, for a white man to
live in ;if ,y on do, you are very much mis
tak~en-, for even the black and filthy Caman
ches ill not occupy it, but appear to hurry
through as if it were an infected district.
-Water allI brackish, most of it salt; timber,
none for building pu poses; fuel scarce rand
at a distance ; soil poor and sandy ; cold as
Greenland in wiinter ; hot as tophet in sum
mer; dust intolerable at all times. A t thme
present time we are nearly out of provi
BioDn, and wvhat wve have left, of a very
inferior qi~ality, and umnless a supply arrives
T6v the end: of this month, this comnnand
wilt--be fiorced to take the back track to the
settlemecmti for subsistence and clothing."
To PR.EEVE GaENz CunaAT.-Car
rants-a- bekept fresh for a year or more,
ifthey are gathered- when green, seperated
from the stems, put into dry, clean junk
bottles, and corked very carefully, so as to
exclude the air. They should be kept in- a
encol laen in the cellar.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1852.
OUR NEW DRESS.
IT delights us to be able at length to fulfil the
promise made several months ago to our subscribers
in regard to the enlargement and improvement of our
sheet. We think we can now say with safety that
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the ADVERTISER. This change has been the result,
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ry, but of an earnest do-sire to accommodte and
please our own generous patrons. And we will be
gratified to know that we have succeeded in attain
ing this end. We are snre our readers will cheer
fully intimate to us their satisfaction with the emen
dations we have made for their benefit; and we re
spectfully suggest to them that the most substantial
evidence they could possibly convey to us, of their
appreciation and approbation, would be the rapid ad
dition of new subscribers to our list through their
We are giving our patrons now a large FAMILY
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and we intend devoting even greater attention than
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Our delinquent subscribers will excuse us for
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"pro quo" as handsomely as it is in our power to do,
will they not be equally alert in affording us the
"quid," .vithout which we might find ourselves to
some extent embarrassed.
And to our subscriberigenerally we would say
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Trusting to the goodness and generosity of our
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FINE SODA WATER.
WE return our thanks to Dr. TEAGUE for several
bottles of delicious Soda-Water. All desirous of
getting a cool and refreshing drink can he accormmo
*dated with the same, with just such flavoring as they
like, at the Dr. Drug Store.
WE are authorized to say that the names of
ELIJAiu RAcci and Major IsAAC Boi.ES are with
drawn from the list of candidates for the office of
WE have just issued from our press a Pamphlet of
"TRAvELs &C., BY AN OssERvEa OF SMtALL
TixiiGs." It is made up ofvtried incidentsofajourney
to and from Florida during last year-and contains
some useful hints and a good deal of information, to
say nothing of siundryjokes, &c.
Copies can be procured at this office at twenty-five
cents per copy.
TO THE AUTHOR OF THE "WHITE HUMEUG."
WE have takeni the liberty of withholtding from
publication, at least fur the present, your article with
the above caption--not that we disagree wvith von int
the least, but because we understand that the indi
vidual, of whom you write, has It-ft the State. We
thtink you will agree with us, without further expla
nation, in keeping back your piece. It is dlone upotn
thte principle of not attacking one in the rear, or
rather of not arraigning an absentee.
Please let us hear from you more frequently.
WE have been shown by 3Mr. WAR R EN, a resident
of the Saluda side of our District, a hutich of whe-at
heads, gatigeredl front is ileld. -p~ilMflau
and weighst.' MaunT of rhe sha~ upon the nemtia
cotntain as many as five graits. Thtis whteat seetns
to ha~ve .been first procured from Virginia biy Mr.
SAMUEL, WA-rSON. lHe spread the seed a year or
two ago in htis neighborhtood, and we learn there are
several hundred btushcls of it raisedl thtis year.
What we have seen was grown upon piney woodls.
There it is again, gentlemen of thme oaky region !
Dc-RtNG the past week, wve have been visited with
an enortmous quantity of rain, accompanied by very
severe lightning, &c. Int onte instance. thtree points
were stricken by thte same passage of electricity.
These points we're at intervals or two httndred yards
in a direct line. MIrs. Antamso,'s dwelling-houtse
(one of the points) was conasiderabily injured at otne
of the corners. A shop ont Mrs. IALamRDEs piremiises
was the second pomnt, andl by this bolt we regret to
state that a negro woman belottging to M1rs. Ii. was
killed--a yountg lady in the satne room was very
considerably shocked. The third point was a tree itt
Gen. BloxtAnts yard, and here also a negro was
knocked down, but not scriotusly injured.
Trhis kind of accident has occurred several times
in our village, (we mean the striking of several
placos at one and the same time.) Would it not he
well to begin providing lighttning-ruds !
OUR TRUE AGRICULTURAL POLICY.
TarE demand for corn is rapidly increasing in our
District. Our most wealthy, intelligent andr provi-I
dent farmers are compelled to parchtase this, theI
most necessary of all articles of consumtptint, at the
highest, iwo may reasonably say, the tmost exorbi
The Greenville and Columtbia Railroad had senrce
ly reached thte neighborhood of O:d Cambridge
before over three thousand bushels had been deposit
ed in the very heart of the best corn growing region
in our District. With land as well adapted ton the
production of grain as any in the worl I. with a slave.
population, a favorable climate, in fact blessed as it
wvere with almost every facility and possessing inttt
merable advantages for thte cultivation of::orn, why,
it may be asked, this great scarcity- of the very staff
of life itselfl To what cause may it be attritbuted
It may be thtat farmers prefer making cotton with
wvhicht to purchase corn-indeed we fear this is the
whole secret. 3Many, we know, cultivate large
crops of cotton, setting aside only a limited tnmber
of acres for cornt. The calculation then is, if the
seasons prove favorable, I will raise enught of the
latter article for nty own consutmption, arnd also a
large quantity of the former, by tneatns of whic-h I
shall tnot only have atn abundatit supply of pirovi
sins rutm pockets will be wvell lined wvith th~e
much desired gold. On the contrary, should the
seasons turn out badly, (which is frequenitly thte case)
lie must be cotntent with his own foolish indiscretion
and necessarily purchase htis provisions upona thte
most extravagant terms-indeed at any price the
seller may choose to place utpon them ; thius actually
preferring contingency to certainaty, and placing haim
self very often at thte mercy of his more fortunate or
rather more prudent neighbors. Now to raise ottr
own provisions is urtdoutthedly conducive to ottr
welfare, both ptublic and private. Every man knows
that he must have a sufficient quantity of cornt atnd
bacon for tits own consumption. Very few, perhaps,
are aware that if provided with an abundant supply
of the above named articles of food, our cotton
would control thte world.
Situated as we are at present, for thte next twenty
years at least politically dead, looking forward to nio
federal honors, offices or emoluments, and expecting
nothing but contintued insult atid oggressint, it rmust
certainly be a source of the greatest consolation and
satisfaction to the South to know that cotton is emi
phtatically King-thtat thtrotugh this mighity antd all
powerful staple, thte Southt is literally not only mis
tress of the North, but of the world. So urgent is
the dematid for cotton in England, thtat thte British
Parliament lias of late seriously determined to set on
foot the most strenuous ellorts to procure a sufficient
quantity for consumption. .The.English have decid
ed, both by words and actions, tat it is with thtem a
matter of life and deathg. In a late number of his
"Household Worddr," Cusat.Es 'DicxzEs among
other striking facts asserts the following--" Iet any
great social or phtysical convulsion visit the United
States, and England:- would feel the shock from
Land's End to John O'Groat's. The lives of nearly
twoa million of our- countrymnen are dependent upnon.
the cotton crops of America-their destiny may be
said, without any sort of an hyperbole, to hang upon
a thread. Should any dire calamity befall the land
of cotton, a thousand of our merchant ships would
rot idly in dock: ten thousand mills must stop their
busy looms': two thousand mouths would starve for
lack of food to feed them &c." This is indeed no
exaggeration. It is true verbatim and to the very
letter, and, itomine mutato, this striking fact Is equal
ly applicable to our Northern brethren.
By raising our own provisions then and thus ren
dering ourselves independent of Northern markets,
the game is in our own hands. If we play it badly,
it is our ow n fault and upon our own heads be the
THE ICE BROKEN,
I- will be seen, by reference to another column,
that some of our fellow-citizens have at length made
up their ininds to '- cross the Ruhicon" of diffidence
and doubt. and to dash into the electioneering can
vass fur Legislative honors. We congratulate the
District upon the unaccustomed lateness of these
first announcements. It must be a pleasant thing to
aspirants to know that their hot summer struggles
may in future be entered upon, without their being
half broken down in the preceding spring. And it
is certainly not unpleasant to the people generally to
have the hope of being hereafter spared the infliction
of a prolonged scramnible for preferment every two
years. For both candidates and voters it is a blessed
thing; and for the tone and morals of our district at
large it is thrice blessed. The first nominations for
this season are at least three months later than
usual. May they be later still the next time!
The only individual who could possibly be injured by
this holding back is the printer; for there are some
very snug little fees accruing from these same candi
dates. But here we find ourselves, upon second
thought, a little ton fast. There is the man who
"would be obliged to Mr. IT. for the loan of ten
dollars for a short time just to finish paying htis taxes"
-and there is t'- fellow who is so fond of saying,
" come tip hoys, its aij. Such-an-one's treat"-and
there is the personage who deals ont the "ball-faced"
-and there is the delectable creature who would
fain hug General So-and-so, and whisper in his ear
the modest petition for " a quarter to buy a dram or
two." All these mnight be injured as well as the
printer. But the printer (and here we speak e.r-cuthe
dra) will set them the noble example of saying that
lie cheerfully gives up his perquisites for the general
good, and lie hopes that all others, who thrive upon
tle miseries of these poor candidates, will do the
But, as our caption has it, the ice is broken and in
they plunge. The qestion is, who shall be the first
to cry " Help me, Cassius, or I sink ?" Or who,
when the votes shall he counted in October and le I
shall le found wanting. will feel like singing out
Give toe sone drink, Titinias ?"
Our devil, who was waiting for this copy and
looking over our shoulder, interrupted us here by
saying "he'd be ding'd if lots of the drinking
would'nt'be done long before that time"-and we
dropped the subject precipitately.
FOlt THE AnvEaTisE.
THE SUPERTTNDANTS MONTHLY EPORT OF
-r1H 'SNAv S nCOO.S CONNECTD WIT TaIIrrY
PJorEsTANr .i'sCOrAiL Cii'UaCin. Fon A PatiL, 1852.
Reverend and Dear Sir :-Few will, probably,
dispite the point which I eneavored in sy last
Rleport to illutstrate', namnely, that in genecral the
Sunday School is a good inslitut ion. Perrfection
is not claimed-nither is utniversal favor or inter
est to be expected by the advocaite of Sunday
Scho(ols. Difliculties itust be nmet anid overentine in
this as itt every other good work. Let us notice a
few of these.
Setimoes there is objectioni to the whole work
of Sunday Sebtool itistructiotn. It is regar'led as a
work of stupererogation, intetferinig wIth, if not
sup'plantinig, parental religious intstrtuction. I would
have deemted this ais a nicre sutbterfuge of aworld
intluencintg an ac'tive christiin and conseuentious
piarettt. Still is this not an unfottnded pirejudiece
Such atn objection can have nto force itn eases in
whicht childrenx have ito religious trainitng and edu
eattiuon at htotme. 31anyti childrcen attnd the Suntday
Schoo'l, as thtey do oilher Scho'ols, whose piarentts do
not realize the immtieasuratble imtportatnce of per
seinal contsecrtion to the Lord. These, " hiavinig tno
hi sp and wvitho'ut God in the world,"' are not likely
to be solicitous thait their ollkpri ngshtould "' retinm
her their Creator in the dayvs of their youth."'
Should such young itmmtortals,. for the prejudice
unduer considerationi, be deptived of the instriuctio'n
giveni in the Sutnday~ SchtonI ? Atnd wheire piaretnts
arc sinceerelv anxious to tratin their chtildlren in the
uttrture andi admoitiiotn of the Lord, thte Suniday
Schoold is not upheld as at rival, but only as an
humblle assistattt. in the weekly recttrrenice of
lessons fromt God's word, or based the~reupion, pa
rents arc furnished witht at ntuttral itntroducetion of
the great truths of te Goispel to thte chtild's notice,
aund with littittg opiportutnity o*f urging otur itmme
diate surrettder of the heart to the Lord. Should
such an aully bse contetmpltuotisly spurined itn the dif
licult work of religiumly educatitig thte young ?
Are atny so perfectly instructed that thecy tmay tot
derive atny bietieit fromt the htumible "'Suniday
School Treachcer ?" W ere such a caseC possible. such
highly fatvored echild rein mtighit by their attetidance
encouraige others to come to the Sunday School,
who have no sucht pre-eiitntt advantages. Even
in such a ease, thec Sutnday School would only eon
firmt the sound religious ittstruction received at
hotne, andl, certiinly, no childl of man can too fre
quetly or too earnestly be remiidcd of the thtings
tha~t manke for his peace. At least, wiill not the
truths thust reiterated be manifested to he of thte
very first imiporntce to thte child ? Jealousy of
the Sunday School sents to he utnreasonauble, un
fouinded--yet while prejudiec continiues to influence
thte humtnati estimate of thintgs on earth, the Sunday
School Treacher moust expect to enicounter difieuhty.
By mneekntess, wisdomn, and love he must seek to
disarm such op'position.
But the chief diflicutlty to be encountered is the
" eis inertier.," the common uticoneern on the mat
ter of personal religiotn. in theory, imultitudes in
chtristemldomi hold the doctrinie of hitut depravity
whlo practically mantifest little concern th.'t their
children should be "new creatures in Christ
dJ estis." Thlese cainno~t doubt thtat " the kingdom
of God anid his righiteousness"~ arc deemied by the
gracious Lord as of first and greatest consequence
to mankind. Still there is little, if atny, evidence
of atixiotus atid pirayerful thanksgiving to correct
the earthw~ard tentdetncy of the youthful heart. On
the contrary, the unavoidable itnferettce from what
is seen and hearid, is that the leasures, riches, lion
ors and esteem of the world are first to be con
sidetred and sought. This inmference children draw
very early, indeed, before they are ordinarily
thought eapalec of reasoning. In their judgment
they arc manatifestly inifluenced by those with whomi
they have much to tdo. Tfhey cannot think that
the interests of the soul are deemtied by tlteir parents
of vecry great omnenit, when these are se'ldomi
spoken of as practicably regarded. Theo iiatural
distaste to trute heart-puirifyiing christian principle is
sutfikiently strong in the best samnples of human
nature. But whien this is strengthened by miaid
fest parental pireferenice for the things of tinme, the
Suntday School Teachter tiay expect to fmtd much
dificeulty in engaging the youing heairt ini thme truths
and domctrines of the lowly Jesus. Still faith and
prayer can do much--"all things are possible to
him that believetht."
Thtus among those who are not immediately con
nected witht the 8uniday School, prejudice and in
diff'erence as to religion may put difficulty in the
progress of the good wvork. There are other im
pediments worthy of notice whicht spring up in the
path of the Sunday School Teacher and may be no
Ou. r Scool n..mer at present White Scholars,
45; Colored. 4 85. Therearc10Teach- w
era including th jntendaryt.
Yours v peeitfully,
C ALKEl, Superintendant. C
To the Re tr~, Rector. at
MasFsS. ED bas been com- s
pelled to bow n sate, Co-operation ir
in consequence tj ard career; Geor- h
gia Unionism to in deiscordant and (I hope) k
irreconcilable fad In othcr words as the loLo
motives at WaslV have succeeded in blowing
off their steam,: e engine now scems cook d b
down to a temp4eat preparatory to entering c
upon the Presiderace, I beg leave to soar into
your columns as Ithful historian .of fgets per
taining to the antorld. As Professor Jui.ws a
CAsAa TJsxANKcAnld say, the.first thing to be 'I
settled is the subppon which to write ; which 1
is perhaps the mqagicult. part .of the perform
anco. The Prof sving already lectured upon
" De Aztek chil," the disgrace of Anierica's c
haring been " fiiskivered by a furiiier," " de f
Catfish," &e, I be I will endeavor to ciialhtenm t
your readers upont very numerous and respeet- t
able citizen of matrict, " The Wild Cat."
You may perhrecollpet various conversittions
which occurred bien us upon this important sub
ject, and as you resfed sundry doubts as to the
feats related, I fesaued tiat you will now set me
down as a cofirnfespiser of truth. Blackstone
maintains that no ,-sbotild be condeniied before
a liearing-so o'lour ears aud barken to the
The Professor re mentioned would probably
commenceo by a leed disquisition upon the diff'er
enee between tholis Swampo, or animal under
consideration, anudie Felis Houso, or domestic
Cat. But feeling' 'inferiority to him in the ne
gro dialect, I will in' n unvarnished tale relate,
in my niother Engli ongue.
Like most thingertaiuning to the South, little
or nothinig is kno f. the form, size, habits and
disposition of the Cat; save by those living
in its haunts and f'ently reminded f its iost
prominent peculiari In, the dense savannahs
of Louisiana and I da it is to be found perhaps
inl its greatest perfe n ; 'but even aniongst us it is
endowed with sunffiet size, activity and strength
to mike it no feebleltagonist cven against a pack
of hounds. In the (ilie section of South Caro
lina it is seldom er ever met with-and I have
frequently seen ol ives of the State whose only
acquaintance with I Catship was through the
niedium of a nea. ie, stuied skin, or print in
soie natural histry..
That interestini 'iter. T. D. Thorpe, Esq., of
New Orleans, is Xur as I know, the only person
who has deigned toueh upon the inerits or de
merits of this mint're Tiger*-and as his style is
far superior to a which I can hope to attain, I
beg leave to quotehd6 following from an article of
his publishei in t1idine qua non of the American
sportsman, the &i it of the Times. Together
with oilier pieces y lthesame author, "Frank For
rester," etc., this .a subsequently added by Porter
> f the Times, to (ohidwker's English Sports in
a neat and interest volume entithd "]Ilawker
on Shootmig, by P ter." 1But to the extracts.
"'JI Tn1 Wu Cs'rTf thenmost solitary retreats,
n which to rear its Janig,.whiere, ini sonie hole in
he groiunde, (or somi. ollow' tree, it finds protection
for itself and its hit ins, fronr the destructive hands
f inan. A t nigh:, p-af -early morn, it comies
broad, stealing ova We. dried leaves in s'earchm of
>rey, as quietly as a phyr, iir ascending the forest
ree with almost thm -ase of a bird. Thec nest on
ihe'tree, and -the bu aindNthme ground, arc alike
ivadled ; while thi ' farmer and
is ,sheepyld--' o-t ra ni 1,
pon. t ue bird~ pere-i beneath, .datehing in its
iouthi its victim, and doing this whlile descending
il.e mn arrowe in speed. and wiilli the softness ofa
fether, to the, grouind. Nothing can exceed its
eauty oif motion whmens in .pursuit of gone, or
sforting in play. No leap sems too formidable, nie
atiude is unigraceful. It runs, flies, leaps, skips,
md is at.cease in an instant of time; every hair of
ts body seems reddlent with life. Its dispoisitioni is
mtmeable, it -;eeins insensible to kindeness, a mere
nass omf ill-nature, having no sympathies withm any,
mit even of its owni kinde. It is for this reason, ti
ejteubt, th- it it is so recklessly' pursued, its paiws be
ng, like tlse Ishomamlites, against every mn ; and
t iiiost indubitably follos that every man's dogs
iks, anid gus are aigainst it. The biounids them-t
elves, tlht hunt equally well the cat and fox, pur~
ue the foriier with a clamorous joy, and kill i
with a zest diat thef'do not display when tinishing
o1' a tine run after Reynard. Ini fact, as an animan
f sport, the Cat in mranyv respects is preferale te
he Fox--its trail is always warmer, and it shiow
nore sacity in eluding its cenmis."'
-The hunter oif the Wild Turkey, whlile 'calling,
n imiitationi of the lhen, to allure the gobbler withli
each of his rifle, will sometimes be :mnoyed lby ihe
appe'rnlce of the Wild Cat, stealing tip to thn
slce from wheneg the sounds proceedh. Tin
retest cautint on hu'eh an occension is visible, the
at advancing by the slowest possible imoveents
stealiig along like a serpent. 'The hiuniter kio'w:
hat the creature has spsuiled his Turkey sport fou
the moernimng, and his only revenge is tee wait pa
tienty, and give the Cat the contents of his gun
then, minus tall game, he goe's home, anattheimat izii.
ie whole race of Cats fur thtus interfering with i
" Of all the peculiarities of the Cat, its u~ntamen
hile naid quarrelsome dispositioni is its niost marke.
-haracteristic. The western hunter, wheni h'e wvish.
s to capi the elimax of braggadecia, with respee
o his own prowess, says, 'he -:an whip his weigh
n Wild Cats.' This is saying till that enn be said
for it would seem, considering its size, that the Ca
n a fight caun bite fiercer, scrateh harder, and live
onzer thain atny other aniimal whatever. ' I am
roainig earthquake in a fight,' suing out one of thn
alf-horse atid htlf-alligator species of feleiws,
real snorter of the universe-' I can strike as hare
s fourth proof lightning, aind keep it up, rotigh ato
tuiblle, as long asTff Wild Cat.' Thecse high en-i
oniums on the. ebaracter of the pugnacity of' th
Cat are beynd question. ' A siniged Cat.' is at
excellent proverb, illustrating tat a personi may ht
smarter than lie looks. A singed Wild Cat, ni
such aii illustration, would be sublitme. There i:
no hailf-way mark, no excptioln, no0 occaionaiti
inoenlt of go~od nature; starvation anti a surfeit
llows anid kind words, kicks, cuffs, anid fresh meat
reach not the sympathie's of the Wild Cat. hli
has the greediness of the pawna-broke~r, the ill-nat ur<
f an old usurer,ihe meanness of a pettifoggint.
lawyer, the blind rage of the hog, and the apaparen
nsensibility to pain-of the turtle ; like a inoman
i/he Wild Cat is incomnparable to anythaing letil
self. In expression of race the 'Wild Cat sinigular
ly rescembles the rattlesnake. The skulls (if thtes
wo 'varnints' have the same venemous, expres
sion, the same demotnstration of fangs, atnd probab2
10 two creatures living attack each othier with mnor
eadly feroeity and hate. They w'ill stare at each
iier with eyes filled with definee, tand bunii
vithi fire ;one hissing and die other snairling, lire
sntng a most terrible picture of the mnalevoletie
f passion. The serpent in its attitudes is al
grace, the Cat all activity ; the serpent meives with
the qunickniess el lighitnine, wvhile.miaking the attack
the Cat defenids itself with motions equally quick
oundinlg from side to side, striking with its paws
moth are often victous, for they seldom separa';te on
il death-blows hatve been inflicted. on either side
The Indians, who, in their notionts and traditions
are always picturesque and beautifel, inmagine tha
the rattlesnake, to live, must breathe the poisonoun
air of the swamps 'and thle exhalations of decayet
nimal matter,'while the Cat has the attribute a
gloating over the meanier displatys of evil patssion
n a quarrelsome person ;and in speaking of
uarrelsome family, thgey say, ' that a lodge colt
iing them fattens t/ae Wild Cats.' n'
My reason for 'pusblishiing 'the above extraactsi
ouble-1st. To call attention to the volume froit
Since writhagjtii above I have been informed hl
Mr. Webber, "The Ihun tar Naturalist," that he an
Dr. Bachiman, of Charleston, had both recently turn
iel heir attentioq tethe subject. SMr. WV. thinks the
Wild Cat a mou whailst Mlessrs. Audubon aan
Bachman conid iin original species. I am in
dined to agree wi t e former and would not be a
dl surprised if it to he a descendant of whma
is vugularly Called t Tiger Cat and the Northier
Wild Cat. Even Ihh xistence of this former lsade
ued by our ablestal turalists, bumt shotuld fortmin
favor me I ho'pe to i - e its identtity by producing:
lich they are taken-2nd. To prove that evenn
orpe is mistaken in sonie of the most important v
rticulars. His remarks as to the habits of the
t 'are in the main correct, for it is an axiom u
iongst the Cat Hunters, that the denser the
icket, the more entangled- the underbrush and M
len timber, the more inpassible the morass, the
are certain are you of finding your game. But
ys he, " its disposition is untameable, it seems
sensible to kindness, a mere mass of ill nature,
iving no sympathies with any, not even of its own
" Of all the peculiarities of the Cat, its untame
e and quarrelsome dispositiun is its iust marked
In these remarks I think him evidently mistaken,
j I have frequently kniown from two to a hauilf
ozen aroused in the sate drive by the same dogs.
his fact would of itself imply that it bid sonic
(sire for company ; otherwise how can it be ac
ounted for. Upon a recent occasion I recollect
6to aroused within apparently ten feet of one an
ther ; each of these was subsequently seen and
red upon, and proved to be of enormous size. But
le most important fact of which I am cognisant is
lie fol'ow:ng. A few years sin e, Mr. W. captured
young Wild Cat before its eyes-wre ol en. Cu
isity led him to carry it home and try the effects
i a domestic education, Abojnt the time thit it
vas grown, it passed into the hands of Mr. Daniel
favis, than whom Marion possesses no more re
pectable and honoral1i citizen, and from whom
I gain the following particulars-lie and his brother
len, had always been very fond of hunting, and
ad killed over forty Wild Cats in one season.
None of these however, were as large as the one
in question, a fact accounted for by Mr. D. on ac
count of the regularity with wlieL the latter was
supplied with food. It could whip any iog in his
yard including a lir;ze pack of hounds-never
lost its desire to plunder the poultry yard, and
iideed lost its life, froi this hereditary failing.
yet would allow them to feed unmolested within its
reach as long as noticed by himself or any of the
family. But woe unto the feathered intruder if his
back was turned but for an instant. It was very
fond of rublbing against his legs, jumping into his
lap, being thrown down and fondl.-d with, and, so
far from manifesting the slightet dipleatur.-, would
evince its joy by a " rolling purr," .-iimilar though
louder than that of the common Cat. In answer to
a query from myself lie replied that " lie had verer
sern it mad." Mr. D. frequently experimented
with it as a hunting animal, atnl upon turning loose
a Rabbit betore it, was gratified to fitl that the Cat
displayed no fear at the presence of its former ene
mnies, litmself and dogs : but would spritg forward
and before the dogs could open well upon the tr. i .
would have the little fugitive in- its power. Unlikt
the dog, it seemed to hunt by sight alone. . After a
hearty imeal it was invariably indolent and would
allow the 1Pabbit to escape. A favorite dog of Mr
DYs also observed these peculiarities, and being a
the sane time thoroughly coivinced that the Ca
was the f.leetest dog in the iack, would invariabli
remain at his owner's side, until the Cat refused t<
move. When convinced that the Cat dechilie
participating in the sport, the dog would sprinj
forward with the greatest eagerness, but would iin.
mediately turn back ini disgu~st if the Cat joined ii
the pursnit. Mly infortnmutt is too well kntowit to th
citizenms of Marion District for any onte to dubt hi
statement ini thte slightest particutlar. I therefur
feel warranited in the opition that the Cat may, b
prpe trainting, become not otnly as tdomestic biti
useful as the D~og. If any of mty huntinig friend
succeed in captitritng a Wild Kitten duritng the eri
suinig sprinig or sumunier, I Itope to heaofM
Davis' experiment being tried for the seco~nd tutm
'grsent of a pair of Kittens, as I will certaitily ria
them as well as ity information atid experieunce wi
perumit ;and wager a frolie, al a antique, that nt
ears time I show the best pack of D)ogs (Cal
woo d perhaps be more proper) that ever heeled
in pursuit of Fux or Stag. Ttt Wild tas far
I am able to decide, approatcheis nearer to te Tigi
and Lion in its habits atnd i natre than to, the dlomte:
tie or hmouse Cat, In size it certaittly lia tno simtil
tudec to Griintalkin, beittg frequently higher thtan tI
largest I loittd. Ini atppearantce, e'Speciatlly about tl
head, it certainly apuproxitmates ini fiereness Il
Rloyal Bengatl hiimself. A nda its habits arc as ito
trnald as the Lion attd Tiger in their niative retri a~
Like the hatter. to whicht it approximates far mio
nearly thtan anyvthting else, its reireait is always,
above staited, the thiekest jungle within its rene~
anid lastly. tunlike the tamie Cat, it breeds but otne'
yatr, generally with butt two, anid never, as I a
aware of, mtire titan three Kittenis at a itter.]
sportsttan phlrase., it is decidedly more of a " gunt
animial'" thatn the Fox. requirinig less exertion at
practice from the horse, butt ten timtes moure frt.
the rider and pack thoani the noublest hleyniard th.
Not beinig actistomied to writing upon such suli
jets, Mlessrs. Editor.,, I have arowed mty article
occupy douible the space whtich I initended ;at
will therefore skip, varius serious reoutres bs
tweeni the Cat antd the genuis hunter, atnd close ui'
"a comtie' imore suited to the taste tof the gener
reader. Thorpe's allusion, to the Turkey htutnte
retmids tie of the fatct that Mr. L.. of Slarie
wilst enllitng Turkeys discovered and killed a Wi
Cat stealthily approachting the place of his conceni
It also forcibly calls to mind the following ludl
erous inteidentt which hamppened sotme two yea
siic on the Wateree, tnear Canitle:. W e vou<
for the troth of thme itneidenit, as we have it from:
inmat e ofr the faunily, a formier classmate itt Collego
A ni Irishmitan, fresht tromi the bogs of oultd Irelatu
was emtployed bty Mr. hi. as overseer. Never ha
lg inidulged in the glorims of thte chase, John wv
very much delighted to learn that thme swamu
abounded in Turkeys, and that lie could hunt
iium, without a licentse. l e immnediately hut htit1
self' intrainitng, antd after a hong piractice suicceetded
attaiitng coinsiderable perfection in whtat is yeelpit I
sporsmien " callitng a Turkey." Ihaving progres
d thus far, wvith gun itt hand lie sallied inito tI
swamtp, p'regnat, with visionis of whole flocks
Turkeys tot be called tip anid killed by his untetri:
skill. Obtaining, as lie suppeosed, a suitable idacee, I
hid himself enttirely with leaves and utnderbrus
nd commenceed a series of yelps well calculated
Ibreak the heart of the most stubborn old Gobler
the world. A slight noiise is soon heard by em
hero, whlo fearful to miove lest hte mightt frighten li
game, agaimn places his call to his mouth amnd yel,
Iin his most approved style. Crash goes a but
ovr hietad,as a huge Wild Cat, mistaking the soun
sprang upon thte luckless hunter. " Och, murthec
yu blathieritn baste," teays the Irishmamn, as thme Cat
paws raked himt fore and aft. " Ilowly St. P'atrh
save 'my sowl-och yoture killing tie gatite, y<
blood-thirsty villain,~ that you ate," roared- Johtn,
an agony otf terror amnd pan &c. Thme Cat equal
rasttonishedI at the dettouemnent, sprang into t1
swamp, whilst John breathless, gunless amid hatles
struck a bee linec in time other directiotn. A fe
tmoments after the occurrence, our hero made 11
appearance at Mr. hD's house, hmis face cnsiderab
scratched and a butidle of clothtes upon his back.
" Well John,"t says Mr. B., ." what is the matt
now ?" -
"Faith," says John, "its after having you that
" What," says Mr. B. very much astonishe:
" didn't I engage you for the year ?"
" Yes yer honor, butihts after atehng me up intir<
ly, that yer Merican Tigers are.t"
" American Tigers-l"t says Mr. B.
y mither's son that's after staying anotber day
ith the murthuring spulpeens."
" But" says Mr. B., " explain yourself, I didn't
" Don't understand," says John, "sure and
asn't it myself that wint out like a daecent christian
j kill-a bit of a Turkey ; and wouldn't yer Merican I I
iger have been mul-tluring me intirely if It wasn't 1
,r calling on St. Patrick, that I was ?"
But enough-persuasion was useless, and the
ext day's cars carried John front the scene of his
Written for the Advertiser.
TE DINNEL PARTY.
MEssas. DITOIS :-In the Fall of fifty-one a
rind of yours, whom I will call Zeke, with gun
u1 hand inight have been seen to sally from the
river swanp, enter the flat, and cross to the western
atik of the great P-D-. Here lie was joined
by a boon companion, who from his many eecentric
yaings and doings in the city of Charleston, was
anilirly known as " the P-D- Iorse." I will
not detain you by a description of the various per
sons composing the groupe, nor will I even mention
te many laughable occurrences which transpired
previous to dinner. Suffice it to say, that Z. worn
down by a six hours seat in the sadd-la, willingly
joined in an extemnporo " feed." Upon going to
the table he was equally surprised and del ghte.l at
finding plates of chicken, fish, &c., variously pre
pared, and soup fit for the Gods. " Well Z." said
the llorse, " you must make yourself at Ione, old
fellow, and recollect that bachelors fare is all that 1
promised. Chickens or Fish ? However as you
are hungry you will probably try both.
Z. " Thank you, the last suggestion is decidedly
eniiile-boith by all means."
11. " By the way, I neglected to o'fier you soup.
purely vegetable as the pittent pill boxes say, yet
equal to Green Turtle and no mtistake.''
Z. " It's component parts ?"
It. "Catfish and Cooter! and if you ever ex
pect to eat soup now's your tinte."
" Not any ' answered Z., evidently dir-gusted at
the idea of eating a terrapin, especially when some
thing bearing a close resemblance to the foot of a
juvenile tegro flonted lazily before his view.
By this time the well filled plate had been passed
and with but few preliminaries was aumply discussed
by the hungry guest.
" Now do you relish the fish ?" enquired the If.,
I" take anaither supp'y-you land lubbers from above
know absolutely nothinz of the finny tribe when
comnpared to we mud larks below."
Z. (Passing his plate.) " Tlaik you, the fish is
really delightful, a little coarse perhaps; but the beau.
tiftl color and that best of sauces, exercise. nmnk
ample amends for that. What is it? neither rock
trout, nor sturgeon, ch ?"
II. " Never mind its natme, pass your plate, foi
here is a still more dlinte norsel. liut the chick
en, mian, you have not even tasted it-alloew ine t4
recotmmend it. If Betsy excels in anything it is ii
preparing a young and juicy capon."
Z. (Iteceivin- his plate for the seconel tine an
making a furious attack upon its contents.) " A el
11. it is really deti.;htful. I alost regret pnrakin
si freely of the fish-another piece if you Ilease
IIere, waiter ! a glass eof bratndy antd water bay wa
of a settler. The heartiest dinnier that i have take
in some time. Now fear the ingredietts and mod1
of preparing the two dishes."
S(H. with a sinister snmile.) " As to the fis
the first thing to be done is to kill a large alligatol
e ut ofif abou t five p-munds of its tail, salt :ad sentsa
acording to taste, place it in a pet of water.,ad
" Ihld"' says Zeke with a face as white as a lilla
"* dial yoau say A lligator 1"
II. "Yes ! devil a bit of Csh have you taste
L . in-da.v.
'sundry hudiceous contortions of his face to b ecm n
manife-st. By a desperate efh'ert he succeedad hto'
ever in grunting out " chicken broth ! how do yo~
make that 7''
i" Well," replied thte IHorse, " as a certain ecal
ery book says about preparing squt~abs fear dlinne
te first thtinig to lie adone is either to geo, or een
o:t. tie catcht a Billy Dink."
'A ilily Tsinak," says Zeke, " what's that !"
I I. I am really surprised, ald f.llow, to (utad yi
C so little uf a salt ! It is noathittg moure noa r less thte
I ane oif these large, fine looakintg, fut Greent Fre'
- wicht yon htear nighatly in the swmiap, gaaitg Bil
Dintk ! Billy Dink ! Billy .Dinak !'' (iimitatinig tI
V horse sound of a frog.)
s " A nd was that Fruig instead of Chicken ?" il
I. quired Zeke.
a " Noilain g else," answered his imnpertutbab
N Fromt an ashecy paleness Zake's tface here becaun
rliia, his eye-sight failed, his head reeleal, and ian
al little while, a revolt toock place between the hel
0 ada its mtenmbers, a gurgling saaunda like that
t mnty waters was heard in the loewest recesses of11
throat, a convutlsive sihudler passed over fats fram
- anal a confausedl jttmble of Alligatoar, Coote~r at
Frog catme jumtping from his thro'at-Butt lie
S rader. let us close with the simtple annmounac'em
-tat Zeke haas never sinice been knoiwnt to, eat fish<
n cikena, utnless it was preparedl at hunte.
FIRE IN ABERVILLE.
.A fter our paper wais put to press last week,
iffre broke taut int a large buildinmg, in progress <
-I ret.iont by HI. A. .aimnes, Esq., at the exstret:
lower end of' thec village, which wa ent ira'l
cosumed. From this the premtises of 3l
- . lan1s-it eattghtt and his dwellitf, store.roonl
sad r everal orhais ouf-hiouses n erc destroyed. 1mn
'Ite" ttiinutes after t he fire was diascovered, (at
atcizens5 rushed to the place and exer:ed thent
selvs t th utostto avetheproperty
tfir felowv towtnmen frotan de.,truction. hI
I. Lwson's furnaiture anid articles for sale wvere a
-saed, thoutgh doubl less witha considetr.tbke dant
age. Tedoor shutters, mantlepieces, windo
sash andsomeof the ceiling of the hmouse, wet
ont iaT, and also saved. His neftul loss is el
timated at, at lat ite ude olr
-Mr. .Jones estimates hais loss at about the sami
n No inasurance upon either konse. On t his atrec
yy it is some distance, twventy-lfive or thirty pae
.to thae next house from Mfr. L'awsoni's, and from
thai, as also the fact of' a thiek growth of shad
trees intervening, no fear of the fire extendin
in thaat direction, was apprehended. Mr. Deal'
g shop just across the street, op)posite Mr. Lant
e son's, was in great datnger, and would hatv
acaught beyond all question, had it ntot been fc
:oa small garden enginec. belotnginig to Mr. Tayloi
w vitha whaich thte whfole end of the shotp, and
"part of the roof, were kept drippinag with wate'
rir f this had caught, serious damage mighat hay
s We onmitted to say in its proper place, tha
Iabefore Mr. Lawson's htouse had burned dowr'
Iire hundred dollars were [contribted b
Ithose present, to repair his loss, and we are tol
ithat a thtousand dollars will be given. Mi
awson lase exparessed his determainationt
r'fud every dollar of this money, whten hii
Scirustanees are bettered. A snbscriptiton wva
it alsa raised to repair the losses of' Mr. Bowet
aad M~r. Franks, two very worthy mechtante:
e thmo laud eacht a vatlutable lot of toolis destroye<
-Abbeville Banner, 28th talt.
isJCK, the slave of Mr. Lites, who wacte
tcnced to be hanged a few weeks aigo, for thm
y nurer of hais wife, suffered the extreme penalf
of the law, on Friday., lasts l1e 'tat his fal
rr with calmness-nd composure. In.a few wvord
aeaeknowledged his crime and the igr~at smn <
Sit.-adaitted he juSte of tho law in requirin
his life as the forfeit-expressed a hope that hi
sins were forgiven him, and exhorted his fello'
Iservants to takIce warning, from his example, an
from that hour to preptare fbr. eternity. Hie wr
t-baptised under the gal lows by a Catholic Pries
who happened to be passing by at the momen
The ceremony was unexeptionable, approprial
-a.... ...... eolnmn-AbihIela nner, 28th ult.
APZIVAL Op T=~ STE&AR hCTIC
BALTIMoRE, May 31;1852.
The'Aretic arrived at New York at 10 o'clock
n Sunday morning. -
On the 15th, in the Liverpool Market, the sales
-ere 18,000 bales, at advanced rates. Specula.
>rs and Exporters taking 10,000 bales. On the
7th the article was more freely offered, and the
usiness reaeh 10,000 hales,-speculators and
xporters taking 3,000; but the extreme rates
f the 15th were ba rely sustained. On the 18th
he sales were 7,025, at unchanged rates. The
peClaiive and export tone of the Market was
uiet but steady, withiout any noticeable change
'rom the prices of the 15th.
For Breadstutis there was a better feeling,
6ith a slight advance and larger sales.
The Asia arrived out on the 15th.
The English intelligernce is unimportant.
Austria and Russia, relative to the attitude of
France, have determined to uphold the treaty of
The meeting of these Sovereigns has eau'sed
reat trepidation at the Tuileries. Spies have
been sent to watch their movements.
Lanorieiere, Bedenne, and Leiloe refused to'
take the oath of allegiance.
The business of the Manufacturing Districts
brisk. Money abundant. Consols closed at
991 a 99 7-8.
Flour had advanced 6d. Provisions unchang
ed. Suegars advanced Gd. Coffee slightly do.
RECEPTION OF THE MECAN ]M!ISTEL
On Sat urday, the 22nd ult., Senor Don Man
len Larrainzar presented his credentials to the
President of the United States, and was received
as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipo
tentiary of the Mexican Republic to this Go.
vernment. Ile iade the following remarks on
MUST EXCELLEXT..SIa :-I have been entrust,
ed with the honorable mission of representing
Mexico nwar the Qovernnent (it this Republic.
The appointment of Envoy Extraordiriary and
3iinister Plenipotentiary which has been confer
red upon me, allords ine the distinguished honor
of being the interpreter of the sentiments by
which she is netnated, and of expressing my
own to the worthy Chief Magistrate who at'
present presides over the destinies of this geat'
nation. All thiA will be found in the credentials
which I have this day the pleasing satisfaction
Tie relations between the two Republics are
of the highest importane-. The Mexe in Go
vernment is desirits to enliivate friendship and
good unlerstanding, so that those relations may
be sustained and happily preserved nat-ered.
Its most earnest wishes are for the maintenance
of peace, which should ever exist between them,
and to avoid all occasions tending, to disturb
that peace, or drive it from the path which for
their own common interest should never be
forsaken by either, in order that no disagreeable
or unhappy occurrence ney engender enmity
between two nations, which, inhabiting the same
continent. nith so many of the elements of life
and prosperitv around'them, ought each to be
employed by surh means as a just and enlight
ened policy'enn put into prnectire in securing the
welfare and tmtoral perfection of its own citizens
and thee material progress of the country.
I flatter myself that nothing will occur to
alter or dimi'nish these sentiments of mutual
grood will and coinsideration, and that, both na
tions being tui.hde by them and by the prinei
Ipes of jn& ice, whatever obligati.mis may spring
up on either side. or ma havg been contracted
bet ween them. will be filfillea to the letter.
Mv aims amnd all my' efforts will be so directed
that'thce interests of 'Mexico, which I am' enlled
uponm to uphokld. may always b~e reconciled and
ini harmony wit h those of this great end enlight
ented nation, and that during my mission I may
rely upjon the kinedness'and esteem of your Ex
eellenice, whose nole qualities are known every
iwhere, aned dly atppsc inted.
- Tro w hich t he P'resident replied ais follows:
I am ha ppy, sir, to welcome vou .as the repre
senmantire of. a ceonteri'i onsei1 Itepnblic. ,There
is certainly no reason why the utmost harmony
and good'feelinicr should not prevail. between
nx. y~aa & UnitedStj * 'l . *9~
and emyr efrreimtibe~itl jui e aid na
tionael honor should be made amicably to adjust
pe~nditn d iferences. Utnhappily some sueh have
:n isen, tbut I cnrdinilly unite with you in express
ing the hope t hat all obligations on either side
- wili b.e aihfully fulfilled. This, in my opinion,
w~oned be the onely course which wonid comport
w ~ith thie honor neid dignity of~ two Republics
whose territorie~s occupy so large a space on the
Nort h AXmerienn coict inent.
I p'rnv that the- t-'upremne Ruler of the universe
may so' direct the conneils of both wations na to
W id'nee. each to render cetnal anud exaet justice to
athe oit her.nand thaet von maye~ be instrumental in
a ncomtplishCing~ this' de'sirale result, towards
.which I proiie you my cordial co-operation.
ie conclusion, p~emit mec to assure you, that
during voter residence among us you may de
-pend upon receiving every consideration and
courtesy from this Government, which is due
e to the representative of a sister Republin.
AI.AnAt A WVnEAr.-We have been shown by
e our esteemied friend, Mir. Anderson, w~ho has
a jpst returned from the ineterior of the State, a
sperinmen otflhe tiest wheat we have ever seen
~rowni in Alaebamcn. Thle straew is laerge and
fim.d the heads full mend perfect, containing
froem thirt y to forty glrains of the best wheat,
Sfully mat ured, without the slightest sign of rust.
d These speciimeas wvere plucked at random in
eGreene count y. where,nzs well a Tsaloosa,
Seimpter and Pickenms, thme crops are said to be
'better than they have ever been before.
' he wheatt crop ini thme central and southtern
parts (of the State leave generally been so un
e ertinn tha~it their cult ivation has been to a
great extenit zehandloned ; but the experience of
t the presenct year gives ecourngement that in
f feuture they maezy be conisidered moure relineble
e need pronuertive. When it is remembered that
r onr pe'ople acnnuailly import from seventy-five to
i. a hundcered ilhouesandm ba~rre'ls ofi flounr, the impor
, fance of' thei ienerenesed eiure of this staff of
a life will be appreitd.-Moubile Reg. 25th uIt.
-THEa Cnors.-The Rome Courier says: Pass
fing' throug'h porticins of Floyd, Chattooga and
. Walker conhlies, laest week, we were gratified
I to observe that cr'ops of' all kinds were in quite
I- a promiising~ cendit ion. Unless some cnlamity
v unnforseeni shall befacll the growing crops, Chero.
- kee Georgiac will agnin 5e blessed with plentiful
i- harvests anid rich abundance.
.The Whtent crop througheout the Western
iStates is spoken of na lookineg extremely fine
Sthe prescent season. Thme winter, although more
ithanm unusually free from snow, has been fav'ora
ble. Regular rains have kept the earth moist,
and the growitng crop wears a green and vigor
ous appearance. The otnly damage now to be
apprehended is the rust.-Costitutioalist,
rTnE SEAsoN AND THE Cnors.-From all we
en cn learn on the subject, the crops in this vicini
:ity and indeed theromnghout the State, are in a
.very promising condItion, particulaerly those of
corn, wheat, rye, oats, &c., to which our plan,
ters appeaer to leave given their special attention
Sthis year, no doubt in consequence of the
scrity of the past season. If our planters,
as n general thineg, could be induced to farin
more and plant less, we are certain they would
be perfectly atisfied with the result after a faie
Strial. -For some days past we have had fine
showers here, and'vegitation of all kinds is
rapidly mnaturinig.-SL'ate Rights Republican.
, The dwelling house of Killis Anderson, Esq.,
1. in Newberry, which wvas being erected near the
workshops of the Greer~ville and Columbia Rail
Road, was destroyed by fire ont the 25th ult.'
The building~ caughet fire' fromi the burning of.
shaving anid other rubbish ntear it.
.W3ESTWARD IHo.-The ynihiet Il.) Sentinel
says that over seventieo hundred~tettmnsM%
passed that place bound for;California'and O:t.
gon within t he last three week's.3 'Most of'then
were from Michigan, and Noi-thermlindianua..
dTuoMAs lWErAGHER, the Irish 'patriot, whose
s escape from 'Van Dieman'sLand was announced
some time since, but afterwvards denied, arriv'ed
in New York on the 28th. -He received a mat
e cordial welcome' from-~ his countrymen-andge~
itiens geneanl1e '