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VOL. I. PICKENS COURT HOUSE, S. C., SATURDAY, JUL? 7, 181!). "Hi ion o.
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J. W. N0RRI8, 7Z ) rri
E. M. KKITH, f I'J,tors'
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irrom tno Washington Union.]
"NO GO."
"It is no scandal nor a?pei*ion
Upon a grout and noble persoti
To say ho nat'rally abhorred
Tlie old-fashioned' trick to keep hi* word,
Though 't*? perfidiouenoss and shame
In meaner men to do the same."?
"And so, said she, wc havo parted with tho
colt, aud have only got a gross of green spectacles,
with copper rims and shagreen cases."?
Vicar of Wakefield.
The statue of Mcmmon sent forth a
strain of sweetest melody, when tho lost
rays ot sunlight glanced upon its hal,
lowed summit; and 4ho part of Second
Washington, by the aid of the marine
band, on a Saturday evening, when it
docs not rain, discourses?amid the
4 week's woshiug, that hangs there so enticingly
to dry?most eloquent music.
Thi? music soothes the distracted car of
power, warms the sinking spirit of the
anxious office-seeker, and consoles the
wives and childien of the dismissed from
office, whose cases in the language of
Mr. Kwincr. have inst I
This national serenade, on a dryiny or
airing day, is very well for more reasons
than one; it proves to the foreign ministers
*hat the Second Washington has a
bountiful supply of clean, linen, and
satisfies them that the republic is not as
shiftless as others that have oxbtcd, and
made more smoke though less noise in the
We have often imagined the feelings of
the representatives of Kingly governments
when they beheld the Second Washington
mingling with the children and nurses
in tne vicinity of the music-stand of
freedom, chewing "short-cut or long,
'tis ail the same," and inquiring the price
of marbles, while near at band, in revolutionary
simplicity, a six-penny cotton
8 hirt wooed tho soft gale, and floated in
the breeze.
The developcments which time is
daily making at the seat of government
of official transactions are as startling as
thcv are ludicrous; and occasionally we
feel like the boy who said that if he was
not attending his mamma's funeral, he
would lay down and laugh hia trowsers
The government of the United States
is now Tike the scale of music, divided
into eights parts, or notes; and if a person
can only find the mi, there is but
' little difficulty in singing out the tune.
To find the mt, therefore, ia the octave,
is the thing; and It become sagacious uol
hiciins t<T employ some well-informed
yox^g gentleman whose experience in
the service of Congress and in the Washington
managing committee has given
him pre-eminent advantages to sound
the cabinet and the President beforehand
for them, and thus enable them, as slick
ua Biud, ts sing/o r their suppers, like one
Thomas Tuckor of old, as recorded In
the nursery nymns of Mrs. Goose.
',( The administration is condueted on the
principle of an organ or of three organs.
It requires much wind, many stops, and
heavy touches, to get up a respectable
Mix ???1
vumv. viuiuaqr mubiuituu. ciuhiul piuy
on the instruments with success,, and
those who do plav to tho best advantage,
wonder ffhat ro?dc tfc* aowe. The orjgans,
it is rumored, are about, to plav tol/fitllflit*
Ifllt Mlf. N[l?iftnn1 Wliir# ?l.nW?.
tionai Intelligencer, and the Republic can j
no more harmonize than a boss singer
witu asthma, a tenor singer with a fit of
stammering upon him, and a high counter
with a fatal facility in nnsic that
would sing the tuno through twice before
j V the others had inished a stave. When
tune is performed, wo shall bo
I'V tttei uful if we do not split
our ?id*s with laughter, wo shall write
an account of it. *? >m
aound your A," said the trumpeter.? '
"fioo-oo-oo," said tho bull. "Sound
your A," again replied the trumpeter.
At lefogtli the bull took the trumpeter I
upon his horn?? and pitched him over tho
fence. At this atrangeand extraordina- j
ry treatment on the part of a brother (
performer, the trumpeter slowly raised
himself to his feet and shaking his fist
towards tho cloud of dust that surrounded
ttyc triumphant bull, exclaimed in a
voice of mellow thunder, "You may be a
j good musiciancr, but damn me if you
I are any gentleman."
The Intelligencer has of late endeavor
a co sound his A at the connnnnd of the
' "Whig/' but 1ms mntle complete failure
of it. It lms, however, tossed tho "Whig"
into tho adjoining lot, and, in a new
prospectus, has left tho heroic age to
take care of itself. Whether the "Whig"
will admonish the Intelligencer as the
trumpeter did tho bull, remains to be
seen. At any rate, we expect great
things from the formor, nnd littlo ones
from the latter. From tho Republic we
expect another sort of music; and, as it
Jias a green sign, we have no doubt but I
that it will be a great favorito at court. I
The late mistake in tho appointment
of navv ? 1? *
j ivi mho |jort mis msao
snd havoc m higher circles*. Why the
Second Washington should persist in declaring
Alexandria to be in the District
of Columbia wo know not, unless the retrocession
of that plncc to Virginia wns
unconstitutional. Wo know the executive
nover could have appointed an individual
out of the Distnct to any local
office here, because he. so declared it;
and the Second Washington never has
nor never will violnto n. n1n/ifv? ??
? r,vM8"
his word, if he thinks of it, wo are certain.
The friendship which the old chief of
this new heroic age entertains for some
of his old friends is astonishing. When
asked who he really meant should have
a certain navy agency, wo are told that
he replied with more than Napoleon
promptness, "Why, the man who married
the neice of my old friend B. I
don't know whether his name is I.n.'hricum
or Linthrop, nor do I care." This 1
jibes in mj well with the Allison letter
ant. the '.nn.unIiverl
stated that he had no friends to reward
and no enemies io punish, and is so strictly
in accordance with the declaration that
capacity, honesty, and fidelity shall ho
the requisites and the governing principles
in all appointments, that we begin,
after having enoated it several times out
of door;;, to believe that it is a true bill.
At any rate, gentle renders, vou have it
is cheap ns we had it; and hasn't it
played what he told Bragg to give
tho Mexicans, in Georgetown? We
pause for a reply.
It is a glorious thing to be above all
law?to be free from all rules?to do as
one darn'd pleaf s to do, at all times and ;
under all cireum^nces; but yet, in a free i
country, where 20,000,000 of so\ creigns i
uuc ui tnuir immoer every iour
years to sit at the head of their political
table to keep order, it is rather unpleasant
to find in the person of such an one
an autocrat, with all of old Charles the
Xil's (of Sweden) obstinacy, and with
but little of his good sense. In view of
such an election, we feel as old Pallet felt
when he got his thumb into Peregrine
Pickle's mouth, in Hombcck's bed chamber:
"If it is not a bite, it is so near one
that there is no use in quarrelling about
the diflV>rfln?Hv"
The pr??ent order of tilings being accidental,
we understand that the most is
to be made of the luck. Appointments,
therefore, which never would have been
made under other circumstances, are
thiokfsning and crawling upon tis liko
frogs In the kneading-thro^fflls of Egyptians;
men are blest who hardly dared
to hope; interests are consulted that
hardly dared to exist; sins are forgiven
that arc out of tho palo of pardon and
mon write and speak in praise of the new
powers who caught logic as men catch
any other infectious disease, ant jjour ou
their words like water from a wateringpot,
wliore every drop is alike, and all
are lukewrm.
It is, however, understood that as soon
as the policy of the administration is de*
ciuwl vrpcr., therfl will be another order of
things m Washington. Wrkkn things, rl
which meet us at every turn, will bo rcSudiated.
The now organ is expected to
ifuso a little wisdom and ccusistcncy int.,
the heroic-dough, f-r.d perchance the
party may exist until the August elections;
but of this wo have our Herious
doubts. At any rate, as the wife said
when her husband wSfr dying, any change
must be for the better; and so lot tho
night of obUvion sot in silence upon the
JSum. i K - 9
"Hbhoio Aob."
? ,
If you cfti>?ot blte> iicver show your tc?tb.
,vtRv ' - *iny
Sr. '
t& i
The number of foreigners, chiefly from j
Peru, Chili, Mexico, and the Sandwich j
Islands, who are pouring into California
is almost incredible. Seventy or eighty
vessels were lying in the harbor, completely
e v'serU'd by officers as well as by
men, left with no ono to take care of
them and rapidly falling to picces at the
The great peril to tho whole countrv i
is 10 grow out of the greatSinfluxion of foreigners.
Not only do they seize upon
the mines, from which they have been
excluded by formal proclamation of the
United States Government, but their deportment
towards the Amevicans is suid
to be in the highest degree insulting and
provoking. At the latest accounts the
foreigners out numburcd th?
- ...w ?aM?vt4VUllO '
ten to one in the mining districts, and
their demeanor was correspondingly
overbearing and insufferable. This had
created the deepest indignation among
the Americans, especially ns the Mexicans
were foremost in insult and braggadocio.
Tho Yankees had already taken
steps towards organizing themselves Into
a Native American Association, and it is
said that, upon tho arrival of largo bodies
of tho Americans, who were understood
to have sailed from various parts of the
United States during the months of Janu
ary ana February, tliey were determined |
to drive every foreigner out of the country
at every hazard. Although they arc
greatly outnumbered, still they arc far
better armed than the foreigners, nearly
all of them having revolvers and other
arms, and are besides far superior to them
in physical, mental and moral qualities.
Mr. Loring tells us that they are determined
to massacre the whole population,
rather than submit to their insolence and
A- it. .1 *
v^u iiic ouicr Hand, Messrs. It. C. Wilson,
of Illinois, and Samuel Packwood,
of Oregon, who left tho mines on the 23d
of March, report as follows, as published
in the New-York Herald:
With regard to the state of society in
the ^old regions, they say emphatically
that it is just as good as in IS ew-York,
and that women are far more respected
liLcir. Lluwi lioroi Uini 4l??t c >? < I
livintr in the nfinrlilirvvlirtrt/l
^ ....mv/i ?v/Jl UlU lltlllCD)
and no man would attempt to insult a female
there. They say they never saw a
better set of men anywhere, and crime is
less than in any one of the United States,
with all the advantages of civil government
Persifor Smith's proclamation about
foreigners is laughed at, becausc it is impossible
to carv it into execution. There
iu no "native feeling thero. There is
room enough, and to spare. The Indians
were working harmoniously with the
? ihw! rncn in me n :ncs. before their arrival,
they did not know the value of the
gold on which they trod. When these
gentlemen left, there were thousands upon
thousands arriving, and they mofc partics
armed as if thoy were going to war,
an absurdity which they soon find out by
xpcrience. Thorc is no necessity for
We learn from Mr, Loring, that Judge
Lynch is the only magistrate known
throughout. thr? minirin
o"?? ? c*mi lUUl
his decrees are pronounced with nil proper
judicial forms, and executed with relentless
severity, There*is no law, of course,
for the district cxcopt such as is created
by the emergency of the case. No military
force can be maintained there for a
moment. Oeu. Smith was applied to by
nn express from the mines, for soldiers to
chastise thd Indians after their attack upon
the American camp. The General
smiled, and said that "if lie should send a
comjxiny tncre would not bo a skeleton to
return." Soldiers would desert, of course,
instantly upon their arrival. There arc
none at the mines, and few in tbfl Territory?a
small detachment being near San
Francisco, and tho main body at Monterey,
Whenever any offence is committed
nmong the miners, the culprit is seized, a
jirjf of 12 persons is ompannelled, tostimooy
is heard, tho verdict rendered, nnd
sentence promptly executed. All this is 1
aone, w wo are informed, with perfect
fairness *\rtd the greatest care. There is
very little robbery or ftrlrr.o of any kind 1
nl iliu jnines. Since the ojftning of tho '
district to emigrants, tighter ten exccu- '
tions havo taken place ft# Jobbery And '
murdor, and this has had a most safutary *
and restraining f7ect. j
To illustrate the impossibility of pre- ^
venting desertions, Mr. Loring states, 1
that not lon^ since a boat load of one of lr
tiio u. a. siups unacr command of Uom- j
modojr? J ones, deserted i 11 broad day I i^ht. (
The Commodore called the crew to dims j
to stop them* but no one could find his J
arms, and everything wan in complote '
confusion. The officers were at las^com (
nfllftd in firrt iinon t.h< ri rat/trio v?i Km J
i ? r ? ?* i
. i' 'f.,, V
v ' >, (ft ^ /"'
thoy pulled away amid loud cheers from
(he crews of all the vessels in the vicinity !
Of course nothing can be done under
such eir&hnstanccs.
Territorial Government to be Formed.
?There was a very great anxiety at San
Francisco find mfWd A "
llUV/ll^UOUt UU11*
fornlri, that Congress should give them i
;i Government. Still, there was very lit- j
tic theft. There is, of course, a good I
deal of rowdyism, with gambling, Are., )
but there has been very little lighting or j
violence of any kind, it is supposed that |
as soon as they hear that Congress ad- !
journed without making any provision for
them,they will organise a gov'ment of their
own, suited to the necessities of their condition.
In spite of the immense number
of foreigners there, it is not doubted that
the Americans will retain ?
Women in California?Gen. Smith's
wife and family camc home because of
the utter impossibility of living in California
with any comfort. No aqpistance
can be iiad io perform any kind of work,
and there is nothing like society or comfort
according to our civilized notions.
When the ladies rode out, it was in an
army wngon drawn by ten or twelve
mules; and ever}' thing was on a similar
Drath of%\00,000 Man.?Mr Sinclair,
of Brooklyn, whose death hns already
been announced, was returning home
with 100,000 dollars, tho results of his
California adventure. lie was taken with
violent diarrhoea while crossing the Isthmus,
but this had been checked and al- ,
most stopped by prompt and proper
medical advice. It was brought on aguin,
however, by imprudence in eating and
drinking, and he lived but a short time.
He. mnd?l?!n will I" ? *
?<> ? iv,wu uuuurs* 10
his brother and sister, and leaving the
rest to his wife and child- The child was
taken sick and died also at New-Orleans
the day after the Crescent City's arrival.
[Telegraphed for the Baltimore ?Sfon.]
Montreal, June 21, 1849.
Canadian Affairs?Renewal of the Excitement,
The affairs of Canada seem yet to be
nnnttlml <?"1 tlioi'n nra annrolioneinns nf 1
further outbreaks.
Till* fffivAnimonf onlliAi-it'io ???*. t
? q v r v>>i>liv.uv ISA ?llll"
cipntion of fresh disturbances, have ordered
the postponement of the usual commemoration
of the anniversary of the battle
of Waterloo, not wishing to leave the
city in an unprotectrd state.
Great excitement has been caused by
the declaration of the Provincial Secretary
to the effect that if the Royalists get
up further disturlwmces, the streets will
be swept with grape shot from one end
to the other.
The result of the discussion upon CanAilinn
ii(Tnir? in onvimiclit IV?-1>? "11 '
The city remains free from cholera.
The weather is very hot. Thermometer
05 degrees.
Paris advices of yesterday state that |
the last mail from Toulon brings letters ,
mentioning that no less than 3,200 men |
had embarked at that town for the Roman 1
States. With such a rein.o cement, the
army of the French in Italy would amount
to upwards of 30,000 men. It was also
said that several other regiments, including
two of cavalry, wcro also under orders
to embark.
liy late advices from the capital, it appears
that a convention had been signed
on the night of the 31st ult. between the
French Minister, Mi Lesseps, and the '
Roman Triumvirate. General Oudinot!
immediately protested against its provisions,
and declared it to be null and void.
Four thousand Spaniards are reported
to have landed at Oaet&?
The Austrians, under the command of
General Arpin, arc said to be at Zclung,
: a i??i
Londok, June 9.?10 a. m.?There is J
i variety of political gossip flying about |
the clubs this morning. The indignant
emonstrance pronounced by Sir Robert j
Peel in the House of CJ*. unions last night I
)n the hoartless Svstcm of evictions in .
Ireland, has attracted much attention,
lioports urc currcnt that ho intends to (
natco a motion on the subject, with a view ;'
)f renderiwg criminal a repetition of the j 1
Poomavarra affair. Mini4 Irs aro using , <
>vory oxcrtion to get the a. nJies granted, | <
liter which, it is said, that Parliament will j
X) immediately adjourned, and Ireland *
eft to shift for horeolf as best sho can, 'J
luring the ensuing vacation. As us ;?al? ^
i number cf billu will be dropped, I
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? TV/1' <T
Liverpool June 9?10 a. m.?Ry
the arriv il of one of the Dublin sfcpniers,which
left that city nt h lnte hour hist
night, we ore in possession of n variety of
interesting intelligence from the several'
provinces in Ireland.
The State prisoners aiestill in Dublin?
still confined?still in dnily expectation of
i; voiuvu on ironi the land they loved
"not wisely, but too well."
The accounts from the provinces which
reached Dublin yesterday, are of the most
alarming character. Starvation is rapidly
increasing.?Pestilence and death Remaking
an awful advance upon the halfliving
Landlords, with a cruelty that could
hardly find its equal in tho by-gone dnys
of feudalism, proceed on the unchristian,
nay diabolical work of ejecting and unhousing
their pauperized tenantry, leaving
them no roof to shelter them, or under
which they might lay down their
wearied emaciated bodies to beguile tho
dark and silent hours of night, save the
ditch side's shelter, or the rude and rickety
wales of the cow shed.?Not only in
Connaught and Munster is the f dine,
but parts of Ulster and Leinster begin to
eel its effects.
. i...Uuo (iiiu cuimiciing rumor* Rre
afloat, respecting the re-appearnnce of the
disease in the potatoe crop. The reports
are very contradictory*?on the whole wo
are inclined to believe, that up to the
present time, the cases which have already
shown themselves are rare, and not
of a very virulent character.
Tutsan at tttida?Pkhth.? Farther
advices have been received at Vienna
from Pesth and Buda. The Kolner Zeitung
states that letters have come to that
city, from the captive officers of the late
garrison, from which it appears that these
captured officers have been treated with
K?'cat kindhess.
The wound* nf fln? 1
uvui (1VUU4 lilUtl'U Intnl.?lie
was buried with nil military
honors. The Hungarians took about 00,000
florins in silver, which were kept at
Buda. The garrison of 2200 men and
80 officers wna conveyed to Debreozin.
?- r* 'Mt -j - > v* 6?
powder, 2000 cwt. of saltpetre and 14,000
muskets, fell into the lmnds of the
Hungarians after the capture of Buda.
The tortiflcations &>e to be destroyed.
On Monday lust, a lady about 40 years
of age, presented herself to Dr. A. I).
Culler, of this place, fnr his advice and
treatment! Her wise is a strange and
perplexing one. Lariguugcd would ftiil
10 convey any thing like an adequate
idea of the sufferings which she constantly
endures. She w reduced to n mere
skeleton?is never still?looks worn and
hflffflwl lliul unva cllft io mil" !-/??> ?
~"*' 0 M ?/*4V 4U UlliJ lkV|lt UH > C
by the pain and torment which she endures.
There is a /ivc reptile, or something elso
of a similar character, in her stomach,
and extending up into her throat, nearly
to the roots of her tongue. Externally,
its movements are seen perfectly plain ;
and by applying the hand to her throat
or stomach, one can feel its motions dii>
tinctly, and cannot use pressure enough
Mith the hand to stop these motions.
When she does not eat at her legulur
times its contortion.* arc much woise,
and almost past endurance. W hen bhe
attempts to eat, she cannot use a kiiue
and fork, she has to use her hands to
cram the food into her throat, in oidcr to
satisfy its craving voracity, after her
meals are over, she is troubled less with:
ita writhings and contortions for a shor*.
nine, one says mat sue is always travelling,
seldom or never sleepo, she appears
on the verge of the mania ami has
convulsions at times. Tho movements
of this thing, she describe* to bo worse
than the cutting of a knife.
By pressing down tj\e back part of tho
tongue so as to opoii tho upper part of
her throat; a portion of the nead of thia
thing has be??;,i distinctly seen, resembling
in appearance, the end of tho head of an*
Many ladies and gentlemen of undoubted
veracity all testify to the truth ef these*
This lady says that setM years rw,
in taking a drink of water one n'^ht, ' o
folt some live thing. sKjp down her threat
with the water; that alter some time &?d
elapsed, she felt uneasy sensations m her
stomach, which gradually grew worse aod
ivoi-se up to this time, that she had not
mdurcd so great an amount of suffering
mly since last September.
.Dr. Cutler, does not pretend to give
tny explanation whatever of this case.
L'he lady is under bis medical treatment,
rhe sequel of this c.opo is> promised us for
mb!icatk>n.?-Dresden Advertiser*

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