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Gallant Exploit of Gen. Labiar.?
It is perhaps not generally known that ] the celebrated Lamar owes much of his success in the military and political world to a single gallant exploit performed by him at the battle of San Ja- 1 cinto. Almost all great men have been c indebted to some casual circumstance * to suggest and guide the course of their ,( after life; and so too has it been with Lamar. 1 The fortunate nriH o-lnriniis chance e ? """ which led to Lamar's attainment of the highest military rank his countrymen ^ could bestow upon him, and alterwards to the highest civic honors, was as fol- ^ lows. " Mirabeau 13. Lamar, a native of the State of Georgia, and an adopted citi- ^ zen of Texas, entered the battle of San Jacinto as a private dragoon. During v the skirmish with the enemy's cavalry, 1 on the day preceding the battle, the horse of Lamar, a wild and impetuous ^ animal, carried his equally impetuous rider at full gallop away from his own a, companions into the very ccntre of a body of Mexican horse. The young dra- S goon was immediately surrounded, and 1 though fighting desperately, was made t( prisoner and placed in the custody of c two Mexicans, also dragoons. In this ? position, Lamar remained lor some time an unwillingspectator of the fight which i was now becoming general. i It was an irksome position to one possessing the feelings of the young r Georgian, and lie resolved to free him- 1 self from his guard, or perish in the at- P tempt. He was still upon horseback? a huge, dark looking Mexican on each side of hiin?but he had been deprived ' of his sword when captured, and was s altogether unarmed. Kach of the dra- n goons wore a large sabre at his belt,and t on one of these the eyes of Lamar be- \ came fixed. Crraspinff the belt with a v fierce eagerness, the young Texan sue- c ceeded in securing both sword and scab- N bard, and then drawing the former, he put spurs to his horse and galloped off towards his comrades, who were, from l] their position, witnesses of the feat. But s Lamar was not destined to reach the a Texan lines without fighting for it. As 0 soon as the troops on the ground pcrcci- t ved that he had escaped from his guard, fc a general rush was made to intercept a him, and several horsemen galloped be- cl tween him and the approach to the Texan lines. f Lamar, brave as a lion, was soon en- e gaged with several Mexicans at once ; j but having resolved to die rather than v be taken a second time, he soon cut his , way through the enemy's lines, and amidst the whistlincr bullets nnd thp t O ? ""w huzzas of his comrades, many of whom s had been witnesses of his exploit, lie ? was carried back to his friends. a Jlkis gallant action was performed on o th^ray preceding that of the battle of n San Jacinto. Lamar was then, as we t have before mentioned, only a private t dragoon. On the day of the battle, however, Captain Lamar, by the order j and appointment of Gen. Houston, com- ^ mander-in-chief, led the Texan cavalry, . a company of about thirty mounted men, 1 into the fight. Lamar soon rose in the estimation of his adopted fellow-citizens > ?and afterwards, as is well known, became President of the " Lone Star" republic. c Lamar did not make a bad use of the t sword which he wrested from the Mexi- <; can dragoon ; for having returned on a G visit to his native country, he presented ^ it to Mr. Peale, who deposited it in the Philadelphia Museum, where it is still " to be seen among the thousand and one curiosities of the place.?Saturday Cour. * A correspondent of the N. York sj Mirror tells the following story of a member of the Indiana Legisla- 1 ture, who is the butt of his associ- e ates. on account of his i.ornnran/?P. r -O .?..WW. " Opposite the member, at a table, ? sat a sinful wag, who after leaning forward and saying something about revising the laws, asked him , vm*y gravely, ' Mr. , what in , your opinion ought to be done with , a man who would deliberately , commit suicide V The learned 1 law-maker clapped his hands upon his cranium, to support his brain, ? while he was solving this intels ' lectual difficulty, and wisely replied?'Why, sir, I'd go for ma- P king the rascal pay five hundred ? uuua.rs 10 tne state, and marry t/ie girl!" ? Foreign Criminals.?By a late C report in relation to the Blackwells c Island Establishments, New York, d it appears that there are, in the n Penitentiary 1,239 persons, and that of these 843, more than two- b thirds, are foreigners. In the ii Penitentiary Hospital, there are n 240, of whom 134 are foreigners ! |c American Cokn.?Extract from the iondon correspondence ot the New bfork Suji:? " The Consul of the United States for Bremen, Mr. Robertson, lias been enlea voring to introduce Indian corn into general use in England as an article of bflfl. Hft llfIS Wflltfrl llnnn ~f - ? .vva 11 j/v/il O^HCIUi Ui lie leading corn factors, and shown hem bread made of Indian corn and of qual quantities of Indian corn and vheaten flour. Some of these samples tave been forwarded to the editor of the -.ondon Times, who remarks, ' The >read which has been forwarded to us, lthough rather of a yellow color than lie ordinary best wheaten bread, is exremely light, and of good quality and lavor. If not, perhaps, equal, to the ery best bread, it is infinitely superior o that sold by many of our bakers, and 3 much of that manufactured from the | amaged wheat of the late harvest.' I'here is a strong prejudice in England mongst some classes against using Inian corn as an article of food ?? it is generally supposed that the Americans | aise it for the express purpose of fatening their hogs, and that, therefore it annot be quite good enough for the tarving population of England and Ireind ! I believe that the American who irst introduces the best quality of Inian corn bread into London, and reguarly supplies the inhabitants at a low emunerating price, would in a short ime realize a large income from the exeriment." Murder of Capt. Yancf.?Til our fist we mentioned the apprehenion and lodgement in jail, of the legro fellow Dave. By mean of his, it was discovered that two vmte men named ivirby and .Lee, vere likewise implicated, and aclordingly a search was made vliich soon resulted in the arrest if both. It appears from the statenent made by Dave, and which is trengthened by Ivirby, that the ict was committed by Lee, who in >rder to evade subsequent detecion, employed slugs instead of alls for the purpose. They both idmit that they were present, but teny having aided in the murder. Kirby having bccome evidence or the State, may by this means suiipii nit; extreme penalty ot the aw, but the doom of the other two s almost certain. It can hardly e doubted that their lives will pay he forfeit. The opinion here eems to be that there are many thers concerned in the transaction, .nd that ihere will be at least four t five hung, but of this we have to correct knowledge ; it is better herefore to await a patient invesigation. Since the above was written, Lirby and Lee have been brought o Jail.?Liaurensv.Ue Herald, 13th nst. \y' Affray at Charlottesville? Jeath of a Student.?We learn rom a gentleman who came from | Charlottesville in the Sunday train, hat a terrible affra}' occured there Saturday night last, at the Mena;crie, (recently in this city,) beween a company of University tudents and the persons attached o the Menagerie. It seems that he students were disorderly and iotous and would not permit the howmen to clear the circle, in orer to exhibit the performances of he elephant. The keeper of the lephant and the other showmen emonstrated with the refractory tudents, and repeatedly desired hein to clear the ring, that they light proceed with the exhibition, ^hey however refused, when the eeper, determined to proceed, pnnnrVif in tU/* ? luugui ill tuc cicpuailb IU.1UICB hem a side. As soon as this was one the students attacked the eeper with violence. The rest f the showmen came to his assist ance, and a general and furious ght took place between the two arties, in which sticks and bludcons were used. Our informant tates that at one time some five r six students were knocked down nd lying prostrate on the ground. >ne, we lament to hear, who reP.l ITAll A ^ V ? V AVIVIIIf 1/1U W Ull tUC liCOU f ied of his wounds on Saturday iglit. The students were driven off, ut afterwards returned with a reiforeement and were about to lake another^ attack, when the itizens interfered and stopped them. Two of the showmen were apprehended and lodged in jail. These arc facts as related by />?11 ;... 4. nr uui niiui iii<xiii. vv e, oi course, cannot vouch for them. Wc did not learn the name of the student who was killed?nor indeed, the names of any of the students en^ gaged. P. S.-?Since the above was written, we have heard from other and valuable sources more facts connected with the affray. The name of the student who was killed was Glover, of the State of Alabama. He was a mild, quiet and amiable young gentleman, not engaged in the affray, but acting as pacificator. He was in the midst of the combattants, endeavoring to quell the riot, when he received the blow that unfortunately terminated his existence. We also learn that the name of the man who inflicted the blow by which young Glover was killed, was John J. Bailey. Bailey, we understand, has been arrested. He got on the cars about six miles this side of Beaver Dam, when he was recognized by one of the students ho was on his way down. Bailey denied his name, but the student, who recognized him, made oath to his identity and had him arrested. He was brought to Richmond by soinc ol the passengers and lodged in jail.?Richmond Rejmb., l ilh in^l. By a recent railroad .accident in France, between St. Etienne and Lyons, two locomotives and six passenger cars were demolished ; eight 'persons were killed, and thirty badly wounded. We learn from private sources that the Secretary of the navy has despatched Passed midshipman Selim E. VVoodworth, as special messenger, with instructions to Commodore Sloat, of the Pacilic hj.. \Ar 1 1?- -i- i oi[uautuii> jvxr. *? uuuvvurui 'JCpartecl on Wednesday last, and will take the overhand route, through Oregon. Nothing, of course, is known, of the exact nature of the above despatches ; but a conjecture may well lie that this mission is connected with our Mexican relations.?Brooklyn Eagle. A new umbrella has been manufactured called the "lending umbrella." It is made of brown paper, and willow twigs, intended exclusively to accommodate a friend. Cure for the Tootii-ache.?Take a piece of sheet zinc about the C]7P nl* Q ? ? -1 v* w tuui ^fguiyC nail pcilllj) clUU a piece of silver?say a quarter of a dollar, place them together, and hold them between and contiguous to the defective tooth?in a few minutes the pain will be gone as if by magic. The zinc and silver acting as a galvantic battery, will produce on the nerves of the tooth suiiicient electricity to establish a current, and consequently relieve the pain. Christian Union.?The new Presbyterian Church in Washington, nearly finished, is a spacious monument of unsectarian christain liberality. The grounds were given by Gen. Van Ness, the clergy of different denominations united in the exercises at the laying of the corner stone, and different sects have contributed liberally for its erection. Waddy Thompson, of this State, has been admittid to practic in the Circuit Court nfthp. T) istpirh nf Pr>- I lumbia. He is engaged as one of the counsel of Senator Benton, in the Libel Case against Ex-Governor Thomas, of Maryland.? Charleston Patriot. Expensive Medicine.?One of the new products of chemical operations, called Aconitine, made from tho Aconitum Napellus, or wolfsbane, far exceeds in value any other artificial substance ever made. I Twelve grains of the article have lately been received as a large importation, oy Mr. JL'atterson, apothecary of this place for which he paid fifteen dollars in N. York. At that rate, an ounce would cost six hundred dollars; and a ton would be Worth no less a sum than twenty-one million Jive hundred and four thousand dollars.? i , , Washington Union There are eight hundred and twenty-two prisoners at Sing Sing, including one hundred and ninetyseven negroes, and two hundred and twenty-four foreigners. Cincinati continues to sustain ner proua distinction as " queen of the west." During the last year, 780 brick, and 405 wooden buildings were erected there. The English debt, and the army and navy, cost her people $350,000,000 per annum, or $43 per annum for each male. In the United | States, the same items cost $15,-' 000,000 per annum, or $1,75 for j each male. OO" Franklin Branch being on a visit to Florida, his place will be supplied in ) his Profession by Dr. H. W. NICHOLS, who will attend Faithfully to all calls which ! I may have during an absence of four j weeks. F. Branch, j Abbeville, April 22. 8 tf j CAND1D A TEs! We are authorized to announce T. j P. MOSELY as a candidate for Slierift of Abbeville Dis. at the ensuing election. WTn. ~..?i?:?i * 117 vt v> uiu uuiuui iu amiuuiitt; w . A. COBB as a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Abbeville District at the ensuing election. Wo are authorized to announce J AS. S. WILSON as a candidate for Clerk of Court for Abbeville District at the ensuing Election. The friends of A C HAWTHORN announce him as a candidate for Sheriff* for Abbeville District at the ensuing election We are authorized to announce VA. CIIAEL HUG11EY as a candidate for Sh'-riff, at the ensuing election. We are authorised to announce IIUGM ARMSTRONG as a candidate for Sheriff Abbeille District at the ensuing election. We are authorized to announce Maj. A. ARNOLD, as a Candidate for Sheriff, at the ensuing election. We are authorized to announce N1MROD McCORD, as a candidate for Clerk of the Court at the next, election. JOHN G 13 AS KIN, Attorney Sit jjilVv, having taken an oflico in the rear of the Court House and near to the Printing Office,will promptlv attend to all business entrusted to his care. Jan 14 46 W. O. & J. B. MORAGNE, Attorneys at LllW?Have formed a Partnership for the practice of LAW, in Abbeville District. 8tf Light Infantry, Attention ! I You arc hereby ordered to appear at McCavv's oJd field, on the twenty-fifth instant,! armed and equipped, for PAJgSI RADE, &c. The commissioned and IvMl non-commissioned Officers b |l will appear the day previous. R I Ef By order of \ JQ.| Capt. Moragne : MB E. KINGSMORE, O.S. JPJLu April 22 8 It ATTENTION BATTALION ! Abbeville C. H., > 25th March, 184G. ^ iThe Upper Battalion of the 8th Reigiment of Infantry, will assemble for Exercise and Inspection, at McCaw's Old Field, oil Saturday the 25th of April next, by 10 o'clock, A. M., armed and equipped as the law direct*. The Commissioned and non.Commissioned Officers will appear the day previous for Drill. &c. The Captains of Beat Companies will order out the pioneers in their respective commands. Col. N. H. Miller : S. McGOWEN, Mch 25 4 5t Lieut. Col. 8th Reg't. By Order of D. Lesly, Ord'y., Will be sold, on the first Monday in May next, for Partition, the Real Estate ol Bitsey Roberts, deceased, <n Sawney's Creek, containing fifty acres, adjoining lauds of J W Prather and others, on a credit of 12 months. J. RAMEY, April 8,1846 6 4i [Pr's bill $1.87 J] Sh'ff. NOTICE. JfeThe subscriber, wishing to leave Tthe State, offers his LANDS for sale lying in Abbeville District, on the waters of Rocky river, two miles east of Loundsville and nnlv ai\' frnnr? R???nn?h 'iu?" consisting of Twelve Hundred Acres, one half cleared and the balance in woods, on a credit of one, two, three, and four years, no instalment bearing interest. On said Plantation there is a good DWELLING, a new GIN HOUSE and SCREW, & a THRASHING HOUSE, and all ouUhouses new. The Plantation is under good repair. Any person wishing to purchase would do well to call on the subscriber. JOHN A MARTIN. March 18 3 13t O^r-Edgefield Advertiser will publish the above three months, and forward account John A, Martin, LoundsvHlo. I lOamtiuca Sfttocrttocmetitft NEW SPRING GOODS! WM. KETCHAM &. CO., (HAMBURG, S. C.} Are now receiving their Spring Stock, oi Staple otid Fancy Dry Goods, BONNETS, PALM-LEAF IIATS, Carpctting, Floor Oil Clotli, Bolting Cloth, ?U\ VV ithout enumerating articles, we will merely say, that we pay particular attcni tion to keeping up a full assortment, and by frequent receipts of New Goods, are always prepared lo furnish our customers with all New Styles of Goods, as fast as I they appear in the Northern Markets, and ' at prices as i^ow at IjR\st as can be j found in Hamburg and Augusta. | Call and satisfy yourselves. No charge for looking. [March 18 3 7t ! NEW ESTABLISHMENT. The subscribers are now receiving and will offer lor sale, at their Store Room, I in Mrs, Allen's Hotel, SUGARS, New Orleans and Cuba Do Loaf double refined MOLASSES, N. Orleans and W. Indies ; TEAS, Gunpowder and Hyson FISH, Mnckerel, Cod and Salmond ; Candies, Figs, Currants and Raisins I Almonds, Filberts and Brazil Nuts Cheese, Soda Biscuits, Candles, &c &c ! ALSO, A lot of READY MADE CLOTHING \ consisting of COATS, frock and dress j Vests, l'ants, Drawers, Shirts, Stocks, ; Cravats, &c. A fine assortment of BOOTS, Ladies', Gentlemen's, Boys' and Misses' SHOES. i mi i ' **"* - ? i x nuy nave aiso i\orinern and French | CALF SKINS, KID SKINS, best Northern Oak Tan and Hemlock Sole, and ' are prepared to make Boots and Shoes at the shortest notice and in the best Btyle. J. A. ALLEN & CO. Abbeville C H, April 15 7 tf NOTICE ! Just received, by S. Anderson, Agent, 300 gallons fine Ohio and Mountain Whiskey, fine Peach Brandy, superior Holland Gin, superior Cog. Brandy, Jamaica Rum, New England do., superior Ale, Cider in bottles or on draught; Candies assorted, Mackerel, Molas3es, Oranges, Cheese, smoked Herrings, Oysters, Almonds, Butter, Crackers, Tobacco, Segars, fine Maderia Wine; and expected in a few days London Porter. The above articles of Spirits wiii be sold low for cash, by the Three Gallons ; and the other articles as low as can be purchased in this village. Abbeville C H, April 1 5 16w Abbeville Sheriff Sales. MAY. By virtue of sundry Writs of Fieri Facias to me directed, will be sold, at Abbeville Court House, on the first Monday in May next, the following property:? I 120 Acres of Land, more or less, le| vied on as the nronertv of Jno rinnerlnaa ads A R Ramey. 250 Acres of Land, more or less,boundcd by Noah Reeves, Robt Smith, Jesse Gent and Richard Maddox, levied on as the property of Win PyleH ads H A Jones, successor. 1 Negro, levied on as the property of Sanders Williamson ada William C Hill, by next friend. 1 Negro, levied on as the property of Joshua Waits ads E Suggs. 1 Negro, levied on as the property of James Pert ads Wm Eddins and others. 1 Negro man. Peter, levied on as the property of Gab'l. Hodges ads Geo Conj nor, for P D Klugli vs W C Anderson and Gab'l Hodges. 1 1 Pony sold as the nronertv of Davis Barksdale, ads. The State of South Carolina. 1 Lot in Greenwood, containing two acres more or less, bounded bv J H Giles and others, levied on as the property of Wm Lewis, ads Whitlock Sullivan & Waller & others. 22 ^.cres of Land, more or less, bounded by Milton Trible, Arter Williams and others, levied on as the property of John M Branyan ads George Bigby and others. 327 Acres of Land, moro or less,, bounded by John Cowan, James Cowan and others, one Negro Boy, Lewis; 2 Mules.. "Z Mares, one Wagon, and one Cart, levied on as the property of Jos J Hawthorn ads J & S Donnald and others. Also, at the residence of Jos J Hawthorn, on Tuesday the 5th day of May next, Cattle, Hogs, Household and Kitch. en Furrtiture, one Clock, one Shot Gun, lot Corn, one Wheat Fan, Plantation tools, &c, &c., levied on as the property of Jos J Hawthorn ads J & S Donnald and others Tot-ma P-.nl. * A viuiu vaon# ** 11X1111 Hi X t April 8, 1846 Sheriff. Notice I I have on hand a very excellent PIANO, which J will seH below the ordinary price for Cash. JAMES LINDSAY. March 25 4 tt To the People of Abbeville. The subscriber respectfully solicits all persons indebted to the Sheriffs Office for COST, Plaintiffs or Defendant's,are earn- ; estly requested to come forward and settle, as this is my last year in office, I shall be compelled to have all cost due me in the office settled. You will find myself or Mr . Tacmrt alwavs in attondn April 15 7 It "i'/RAMEY. A large assortment of LAW BLANKS just printed, at this office.