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The corn bill has triumphed in the committee of the whole in the House of Lords by a majority of thirty-three. Consequently, all fears as to its final passage are at an end, and a rich market for our superabundant crops of breadstufis may now be confidently anticipated. There has been a decline of one eighth pence in the cotton market, though the demand continued steadv. In England and Ireland the wheat and potatoe, as well as other crops, have a fine and prosperous appearance, and the prospect of a plentiful harvest was considered good on the 19th ult., when the Britania sailed It seems, therefore, that we have monopolized all the rain in this direction, unless the storm clouds have paid them a later visit. Sir Robert Peel's retirement is more confidently spoken of than by former arrivals?there is, however, nothing positive known vet with res-ard to his inton. */ o# - ,w" tion in this respect. It is based on the supposition, that on the completion ol his great measures he will retire from active life. The war between the United States and Mexico engrosses public attention. The victories of the Americans on the Rio Grande has changed public feeling both in England and France, from sympathy for the Mexicans to contempt. This change of opinion, however, is as unjust lo the Mexicans as the former feeling was to the Americans. The Mexicans deserve much credit for their gallant stand, and it was only the superior tact and energy of General Taylor and his brave little army that overthrew them. Mr. Guizot's organ is still pointing out the necessity and policy of France and England interfering by a joint action of some kind to protect Mexico from what it terms the rapacious and tyranical conduct in the United States in seizing on the territory of a weak and unfortunate nation. The government organ, however, does not touch on the subject, and the probability is. that the organ of Mr. Guizot is used as a feeler to ascertain the views of the people in regard to such a movement. i..c Compte, the attempted assassin of Liouis Phillippe, King of the French, has been executed. This announcement will be received with universal surprise, as this unfortunate man has heretofore been uniformly represented as laboring under a singular delusion* nearly approaching to insanity. Death of the Pope of Rome.?His Holiness, the Pope of Rome is dead, having expired suddenly on the 1st ot June. Cardinal Franzoni, it is said, is the person most likely to succeed him. PARIS, June 15. The Journal des Debats lately published a remarkable article between Mexico and the United States. Our cotemporary, says an English paper, asserts that Mr. Polk has onlv trone against Mexico to compensate for his defeat in Oregon, and to regain popularity. It thinks Mexico is totally unable to resist the United States, and that existing hostilities will result in its dismemberment. It thinks that the States will endeavor to seize the Californias to make up for their being obliged to lose Oregon, and that the Californias are infinitely more valuable. It views all this with regret, but beyond a few sneers at Mr. Polk, for whom it appears to have cherished the most profound contempt, it says nothing offensive to the United States. It points out the necessity of France and England interfering in the matter, in order to bring about a reconciliation, and to protect Mexico. It alleges that France has interests at stake in Mexico, which call promptly for such interference. Intelligence from Algiers is of the usual character. Tribes have revolted, and been chastised and punished. The Attempted Assassination of Louis Piiillippe.?Le Compte, the attempted assassin of the King of the French has been brought to trial, condemned and executed as a paricide; that is to go barefoot to the scaffold, wearing a shirt outside his dress, and to have his head covered with a black veil, to remain standing on the scaffold whilst the sentence was read to the people, and to be then beheaded. On the trial he IIV avvviiKpiltCS) UIIU f any political faction. iTALY. 7-?His Holiness Pope departed this life on 4 been indisposed of May. but on the .onth he was bew'ns perfectly reco3 sudden, and may similar rumors as ecease of several of his ... He was in the eightyt year of his age, having been born the year 1765. In ordinary times the decease of a Pope would not occasion any sensation in the political world, but such is not the case in the present instance. Pope Gregory the 16th was a good, kind, benevolent man. sincere in his religious principles, and more tolerant than most others who held the keys of St. Peter. The member of the Sacred College most likely to succeed Pope Gregory is the Cardinal Franzoni, President of the Congregation of the Proppagandi. He is, however considered friendly to the Jesuits, and will be of course fiercely opposed by France. Cardinal Franzoni was born at Genoa, on the 10th of December, 1775, and is of course in the 71st year of his age. Cardinal Acton might not improbably be selected, and would in that case be only the second Englishman that has ever held the Pan,l n?. ? pui uiguny. wicui ttgiruuuii continues to prevail in different parts of the country, especially in the Papal States, and it is to be feared that outbreaks will take place. AeerieaN Newspapers at Matamoros ?A weekly paper has been commenced at Matamoros by H. McLeod^ entitled " Republic of the Rio Grande and Friend of the People." The leading articles are printed in both English and Spanish. The purpose is to convince the people of Tamaulipas, Coahulia, New Leon Chihuahua, of the futility of resisting American arms and to throw upon the administration of Pa redes the responsibility of the war. A separation of the Departments named above from the Central Government of Mexico, is the distmct aim of this new paper. A prospectus for another new paper i has been issued at Matamoros by Moses Bangs & Lewis, called the4< Rio Grande Herald." The Bible in Italy.?Italy is becoming more and more accessible to evangelical efforts. Ths Bible can now be circulated, and the Grand Duke of Tuscany has recently consented to the publication of the Scriptures in his domains. ^ ^isJ^RSKINE CoLLECEi^?We stand that Col. James L. Orr, of Anderson, C., is expected to deliver the Anniversary Oration oeiore the Literary Societies of Erskine uollege at the next commencement, which will be ott Wednesday the 16th of Sept. The Societies have made a very judicious selection of an orator, and we have no doubt but he will do ample justice to the subjects which the occasion will suggest. It gives us pleasure to learn that the College is in ft most flourishing condition, and that the number of students in attendance is large; in fact, such must continue to be the case, so long as the present able frolessors remain in the Institution, and the quietness, order and morality of the Village of Due West is maintained. Greenville Mountaineer. Tremendous Dark Sensation.? Under this caption the Cincinnati Commercial notices the arrival in that city of the four hundred negroes once the property of the eccentric John Randolph of Koanoke. ThflV ftTP. t.n Rp.t.t.lp. 1*1 IVf omor r<\nn. ^ .? w mmrn ?*? V, * W? X/VU1I ty (Ohio,) " John," who attended his master 32 years, is along and enjoys active health. Mr. Bancroft.?One of the Boston papers appears to discredit a rumor which the editor says Is rife in that region, that Mr. Bancroft aspires to the command of the squadron destined to attack Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan de Ulloa. Indeed, he says the rumor is not generally credited, but still, he intimates that there may be something in it, as the Naval Secretary is probably as well qualified for that service as he was to take charge of the Navy Department, and as we ought not to be surprised at any movement on the part of Mr. Polk. THE BANNER; tr LIBERTY AND MY NATIVE SOU.." CHARLES H. ALLEN, Editor. Abbeville G. H., S. C. > WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 1840. SEj3' We are requested to say that there will be an examination in the Female Academy at this place on the 30th and 31st instant. ?C|r* We are requested to say that the Rev. James Dannelly will preach at this place in the Methodist Church, on next Sabbath. IEJf3 The Camp Meeting at Sharon will commence on Wednesday evening the 12th August. 53* 1? publishing the list of Volunteers from this District, the name of S. D. GiLLEsriE was unintentionally omitted. U33" The extra Court of Common Pleas commenced at this place on Monday last, Judge Wardlaw presiding. There being but little business, the Court adjourned on Tuesday afternoon. ftf3- The Anniversary of the District Temperance Society was held at this place on last Wednesday. If any one doubts that the cause of temperance is at a low ebb in the District, or that it is not sustained by strong hands, we wish such an one could have seen the numbers of influential, intelligent, and worthy citizens who were present on that occasion as delegates from the local societies. Friend, you are mistaken, whoever you are, that believes thus. The cause of temperance is going ahead in the District Very able addresses were delivered by Thos. Thomson and S. L. Heller, Esqs. We learn that the Hon, Wm. L. j Yancey, of Alabama, has resigned his seat ih Congress, to take effect at the ex piration of the present session. At a Democratic meeting in Loundes county, a few days ago, Col. J. L. F. Cottrel ' was nominated to fill the vacancy. Extraordinary Cate of Infanticide.? We were shocked to hear, a few days since, of the murder of an infant* some 4 or 5 miles from this place, aged three months, by its brother, a boy some six or seven years of age. It appears 1 that the mother, a widow woman by the name of Mrs Fife, had gone to a neighbors to borrow some meal, and left the r i?i miuut ? ! iuc baic ui us uroiuer. Upon returning, the child was missing, and after searching a while for it, was found laid away among some bushes near the yard* with its head gashed in two or 1 three places. The boy, when interro* gated upon the subject, replied that the child had fallen out of the door, and in . going out of the door himself, he accidently let an axe fall upon it that he was holding in his hand. Although there is no positive evidence to prove him guilty of intentional murder, yet the jury of inquest were unanimous id the opinion that such were his intentions. Foreign News.?In another column nf thin urAAlr'fi nana* mill ~J w. ** WM V |iU|/Wt W 111 UV IUUIIU CX" tracts of foreign news brought out by the Britannia, fifteen days later/ The news is somewhat important The corn bill has triumphed in the Committee of the whole in the House of Lords* by a majority of 33, No fears are entertained now of its final passage. There has been a decline of an eighth pence in the cotton market Wheat and nntfitnA rtnn* in ?1 *? jkin^iauu auu Art?* land are promising; and the prospect of an abundant harvest was considered good up to the sailing of the Britannia. The Mexican War excited considerable attention; and news of onr victories over vastly superior numbers upon the Rio Grande, has produced in the Engiish contempt for the Mexicajns. Presentation of a Flag.?Y'ox the want of space in our last, we were prevented from noticing the presentation of a beautiful banner, by the young ladies of this place, to the Abbeville Light In.1 A it*. : A Til- - Cl /u>wy, un me tin iiisiuui. x ins nag has been gotten up in fine taste, and reflects much credit upon the fair donors. Upon the one side is seen the goddess of liberty, with one foot upon a broken sceptre and crown, holding in her hand a drawn sword, and immediately above, is inscribed " Liberty^?Constitution? tjnion upon the other side, the Rattle-Snake: above it is alsor written, " Abbeville Li6ht Infantry?' Nemo vie impute lacessit" The remarks of Lieut. Perrin. upon the fecept'ibn of this banner, were very chaste antt" appropriate, and the whole affair passed oflp wClf. The particulars will be found below. Mr. Editor:?Permit' me, through the medium of your paper, to give a short description of the presentation of a R?nn#?r to th#? Ahhpvill** TArrht tnfn-nrr/* / *? by the ladies of our Village, on the 4th instant. The Company being formed upon its regular parade ground, a squad of four men was detailed, and constituting a color guard, commanded by Lieut. Selleck, was marched to the residence of Miss. T ., who presented the Banner in the name of the ladies, in a very chaste and beautiful little speech; to which the color bearer (Lieut. Allen) responded in an appropriate manner. After which, the guard was marched and halted in front of the Company, who immediately came to a present, and the b^rer placed in his proper position, when Lieut. Perrin addressed ihe Company in an eloquent and feeling manner, urging upon them the importance of protecting that Banner, " even unto deathand who can doubt that a Banner presented in such a manner, will Vif? nrr-'pffprl 1 Hr.-.sr ir.:!i-nntnl.r ww i#. w.wv?v>%? s AJiwiw uiuiUUIL iy cuuuc^l" ea is gallantry and bravery?devotion in love and valor in war ? Sergt. Jasper lost his life in rescuing a Banner intrusted to him by the fair hands of beauty. The ancient Poets sang of the love of Mars and Venus; and the Grecian mother exhorted her son, while -* ???"pointingto hie shield, Come with it when the battle's done, Gr on it from the battle field.5' HoitAtio. The Tariff.?By the recent news from Washington, we are gratified to learn that the Tariff Bill, known as McKay's bill, has passed the House by a vote 114 to 05. It is thought the vote in the Senate will be a tie, and that the President of that body will give the casting vote in favor of the bill. ECjr* The World's Temperance Convention is to assemble in London on the 4th August next, to consist of delegates from all the State and National Temperance Societies in Christendom. The following are the official returns of the votes for Field Officers of the Palmetto RegimentFor Colonel. P. Butler, - * 618 Gen. James Jones, * - 92 J, A. Alston, * - 02 Scattering, 2 For Lieut. Colonel, J. P. Dickinson, - < 266 W, A. Walker, - * 185 Wra. Nettles,. - - - 144 Thomas G. Gantt, - - 68 Scattering, - 9 For Major. A. ft. Gladden, - * 222 T, P. Butler, - 194 James Gantey, . - * 130 J. F< Marshall, - - 95 W. A, Walker, - - 15 J. D, Allen, - - - 12 Scattering* - * - 7 editor's table. v Southern Journal of Medicine and Phar macy : Edited by J. Lawrence Smith M. D.j. and 8. D. Sinkler, M. ?>., Charleston, S. C.?Price, $4.00. We have received the 4th No. of this valuable journal, which continues to improve in interest and usefulness. The amount of practical information con* tained in this nublication. to uv nnthinv ? 9 y O of State pride, should induce every medical man in the State to subscribe to it " i? rn 1 r Southern and Wester/i Literary Messenger and Review: B. B. Minor, Editor, Richmond, Va.?Terms, $5.00 per annum, in advance. The July No. of this journal is alscf I before us. The leading articles in it are a continuation of the u Civil Warfare in the Carolinas and Georgia, during thfe Revolution w The Politico and History of the Dance " Conquest of Peru?An account of Pedro De La Gasca and M American! Military Laws." The. Treasury of History : Published by Daniel Adde, 107, Fulton-st., N. Y. The 4th No. of this useful publication-has nlsn VlPPnr rooniiroil TV mcil IS K J continuation of English History. Thiff work is published in monthly numberscontaining about 128 pages in each, and is designed ttf be a Comprehensive history of all the nations of the earth, and will be completed in about 12 numbers. It is certainly one of the cheapest and most useful publications of the day, the price being only 25 cents per number. Southerrt CullivaldrJas. CamaK, Editor. J. W. &. W. S. Jones, Publishers, Augusta. Ga.?Price, $1.00. The July No. of this valuable agricultural work, comes to hand laden with1 its usual variety df " good things" for the farmer and planter. (reported for TIIE rfXtitfER.)* Celebration of the Fourth of July AT COKESBURY. Mr EditorOur national anniver-' sary was celebrated by the citizens and siuaenis 01 uokesbury in a style of sim-' plicity and beauty rarely witnessed! The "Cokesbury Fencibles*' werti' formed upon the Campus a few minutes before 10 o'clock A. M., and marched through the village under the command of Maj. Mat J. Williams, at the Female Academy. The notes of the fife, the roll of the drum, the wave of the colors bearing upon its folds the beautiful and appropriate motto, " Nec imbellem feroces progenerant aquilce Columbam." The plain neat uniform, the' glad faces, sparkling eye and military precission of the company, were a fit* beginning of the public rejoicings. It stirred the full heart to look upon such a scene. The company was halted in front of the Female Accademy,and' I n nrnpfissinn fnrmfid nf tVip. rrpn j 7 t>~" tlemen, orators and reader, and escorted to the Campus chapel by the " Fencibles." Here a new scene of taste and beauty ar-' rested the eye. The interior of the chapel was decorated by every possible' convolution and involution of wreaths' and festoons?the bright and happy smile of youth and beauty giving to the tout tnsemble, an exquisite finish irresistably attractive. When the audience were seated, the Declaration of Independence ivas read in a clear, distinct and irepressive manner, by 2d Lieut D. F.Jones, of the u Fenciblesafter which orations were delivered by Messrs. Jo tt CI j t 1it r< SErH n stokes anu james w. i^ujsk* scales. These gentlemen had but a day or two to prepare their address, and yet, they distinguished themselves in a manner so highly creditable?breathing such noble and patriotic sentiments^ in a style of such chaste and fervicf eloquence, that Maj. M. J. Williams, arose immediately at the close of the speeches, and without thought of the time or place, offered the following toast, viz: The Orators of the day : Green spots in the arid lift* of a schoolmaster?the taste and geftios this day developed, bis highest reward. Then followed in rapid succession, a number of volunteer toasts offered upon the spur of the moment, for nothing of the kind was previously anticipated. Some of these pithy ami happy thoughts' were as follows, to Wit: By Dr. P W Connor.?Peace : The , true policy of all Republics; hence eveI ry effort consistent with the honor and dignity of the nation, should be -made to bring (he war with Mexico, to a close. tf? M. r? A n tni ? , . uy no s n vuiinur.?1? UQKtfDV ry Fencibles: The pride of our village; an ornament to the Campus, aqd an honor to their distinguished Cantain. May they all marry whom they please, and please whom they marry.