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" I-IBEKTV AND MY NATIVE SOU.." CHARLES H. ALLEN, Editor. Abbeville C. II., S. C.: WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 1846. We must beg the indulgence of our correspondents for a while. Their articles shall be attended to as early as possible. Municipal Election.?The election for Intcndant and Wardens for this place came ofT on Monday Jas1. md resulted as follows:? Intcndant?J. A. Hunter. "Wardens?Dr. T. B. Dendy, W. A. 1 Waiidlaw, Jxo. H. Wilsox, Esq. and J. Rajiey. Jdr" ?>r. A. N. McLaren, of the U. S. A., passed through this place last week, on Ins way to join L*en. 1 aylor ! in M e.xico. The Palmetto State Banner, is the j title of a new paper established in Co- 1 iumbia, S. O., under the auspices oi l. (J. ; Mokcax, Publisher and Proprietor. 1 Taking the first number as a specimen, i the Banner will be une of the most in- i tercsting papers in the Slate. The po- litics of the Banner will be thoroughly < D?mocratic. We wish it success. i Mission to France.?It is thought by some that Mr. Pickets will receive the ' appointment of Minister to France, as Mr. King has expressed a desire to re- 1 turn home. Mr. Pickens is a member ( of the State Senate; and upon a public occasion in this District, some time since, wc ucaiu iinii aay /tc prt/crrea to rcjjresent a free and independent constituency, ' wear lh-t trappings of any office ! 1 We conclude therefore, unless he has changed his mind and sentiments, he ' will not accept. Foreign News.?Extracts of news by i the steamer Britannia will be found i upon our first page. The news is of ] but little importance. The cotton mar- j ket has been in a quiet state since the i sailing of the last steamer. There have 1 been tremendous stormg and floods in < England, which had injured the crops j severely. On the 17th ultimo, the j House of Lords passed the Sugar Du- ] fioc* !-> i 1 I l\jf 1\,1 aT t vn Aiir If*4 AH hvo xj 111, ifl a xuv. uul miluolul j i has returned in the Britannia. < United, Stales Soialor.?From the ' number of distinguished names suggest- 1 cd by the press throughout the State, it ! will be somewhat difficult to select the ] most suitable to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. McDuf- 1 fie. Among the names offered, we find those of Hon. Langdon Cijeves, Gen. 1 i James H. Hammond, Hon. J. B. O'Neall, Hon. Judge Butler, and Hon R. B, ! Rhett ; these certainly are gentlemen ' of ability, either of whom arc worthy of * the confidence of South Carolina. ' i 5T"3i-* Wp linvA nn nmve frnm iho armit ? ? " ? "vn? ??w ?? jr that would interest our readers. From , extracts found in another column, it i will be' seen that there has been a seri- s ous riot among the volunteers, and re- j suited in the death of some 8 or 10, and 30 wounded. This is shameful and disgraceful in the extreme, and the ringleaders should, as we suppose of course they will be, brought to condign punishment. u | |E3r* The northern papers state that Polly Bodjne is to have another trial shortly at Goshen, Orange co., N. Y., , on the charge of arson. < IdT We learn from the Washington Union that Mr. Bancroft, Secretary of the Navy, has resigned his seat in the cabinet and received the appointment of **!_:. tt1 1?j ... ALimsier iu JCiiigiana, upon WHICH mis- | vi?n he will start immediately. 'lhe Tendency of the Age.?We are no croaker, nor do we wish to be thought censors ; but as the conductor of a journal, we desire to contribute our mite towards the direction of public attention, to a characteristic of the athn? is as "O ~7 remarkable as it is manifest, and that is, its downward tendency. And a strong indication of this fact, is the almost universal admission, that whilst the church, on the one hand, taking into consideration all the protestant denominatiens of the country, are generally in a state of cold indifference, not to say worse of its situation ; the world, on the other hand, is peculiarly alive to all that is earthly and sensual, and of a nature that is contrary to the dictates of vital godliness. What we see remarkable in this, is its manifest inconsistency with the great christian lights and privileges o\ the age. We admit, in Physics, the truth of the sentiment, that " 'tis distance lends enchantment to the view;" and its truth, also in part, in reference to the face of society But we thinlc the proposition will not be controverted, that our improvement and advancement in virtue and morality and in the christian character, have not been in proportion to our privileges in these regards. Has not enough been learned of the christian qualifications to teach us, that true piety is promoted much tnore effectually by not professing religion at all, than confessing it, and yet living inconsistent with its requirements and dictates? Has not the church learned perfectly well, by this time, that it only makes itself a stumblijig-bUK-k in the way of the un<rodlv and the sinnnr. when it holds out professions to the world jnly to be disregarded and trampelled underfoot? Christians! to your posts. Be what you should, and let the world, see it. No lonjrer ffive ground in vour WW J lives for that fatal argument, that there is no reality in the religion of the church except its ])rofessio?i. It is only by christians living as they should live, that in fidelity is to be rooted out of the world, ind the onward tide of corruption and immorality of every grade and species is to be stopped. rni t i ? - - i nai me tendency oi tne times is downward^ is manifest from the disposition, every where, to follow the disgusting fashions of the day. and the growing disregard for religion and religious ordinances. When have the black catalogoues of crime been more full in the history of our country than at the present time? Murders, suicides and rob beries are of daily occurrence through3ut the land. It seems that the flood ^ates of vice have been lifted up, and iniquity as a deluge is covering the land. In our cities, theatres, circuses and all the catch-penny exhibitions :>f the day are becoming places of popular resort; and the press, too, is using its n - 1 ' 1 iiiimcuce iu encourage mesc esiaonsnments over whose doors in flaming characters should be written, " This is the way to ruin." In what particular are they, to say nothing, of the Sodoms of Europe ; behind the cities of the plain : which for their wickedness were blotted from the earth ? And can the Jaws of insnltpri hpnvpn Krnlrpn nniw writli im. punity ? Too true is it, that the tendency of the age is downward. The man God, with the eloquence of an angel now raises his warning voice in vain? Heaven looks down with astonishment <nd (p!ir? Iinrtn lV)A Hoon donrauitw nf , -J ? "T*"' ? man, whilst hell and her host, send shouts of rejoicing through all those gloomy relms. Well may we exclaim in view of these things " O tempora ! O mores !" Id1* It is said Gen. Vega is now in Montreal, Canada White Hats.? a curiosity lias been shown us by Captain G. W. R. Redell. in the shane of thr^?? white rats (not mice) which rather inclines us to the opinion that there is something new under the sun. They were caught in Harris county, where we understand a number of others of the same kind nave oeen taken. There is said fo be one almost as red as scarlet. They are a curious variety, and no mistake." Columbus Enquirer. From the New Orleans Delia. RIOT AND BLOODSHED IN THE ARMY! We arc exceedingly sorry that the necessity under which we exist as public journalists, compels us to record the (acts contained in the following extract of a letter from the Rio Grande. We had hoped from the letter recently published in the Washington Union, bv the Adjutant of the Georgia Regiment, against the Louisiana volunteers, that the Georgians might possibly behave themselves?but we find that though the Louisianians never did any thing undeserving of praise, yet the Georgians know no discipline except that taught by the bayonet. Steamship McKiM,Sept. 4, 1846. To the Editors of the Delia. Gentlemen?During the afternoon of the 31st ult. fivecompanies of one Georgia regiment, went on board of a steamboat (name not given) to be carried up to Camargo. Two of these companies had been at variance several days, and being brought so close together, quarels ensued, and words soon led to blows, and in a short time a general riot was raging on the upper deck. rvi D.. 1 r .l- i.i n vui, uuivt-r, 01 uie 'tin ivegiment o; Illinois Volunteers, encamped about half a mile from the boat, determined to tender his services to quell the riot. About sunset he ordered out Companies A and G for that purpose?the former commanded by ('apt. Roberts, of Snringfield, Hi., and the latter by Capt. Jones, of Tazewell county. While the companies w?re forming, a funeral escort, belonging to Company C of Macon Ga . commanded Pmrli ' . ~J "'** " wore returning from the grave. Col. Baker took the command of the small 1 squad, and hurried to the bout. As he he approached, the Col. of the Georgia Regiment asked his assistance in quelling the riot. Col Baker, at the head of his 20 men, pressed upon the boat, and was at once attacked by the rioters, who a i 1- c? 1? i ' '~+ ' wcic uiivcu uuck lur uwnue, me wiih his sword, defending himself bravely against the bayonets of several for a few minutes; bathe fell as dead, having received a ball in the back part of the neck. Capt. Posi (Commissary) and Sergeant Oglesby, with their little ^qiiad, (ought over the body of their Colonel Kr;i irul t r tV>n fi rol n r?/l ?? ? ^ ^ ? V.IJ J 111V llioi UVU UilU Ol A U1 LI1U privates receiving wounds?two mortal. By this time Capt. Roberts arrived with his company He saw the situation of Col. and his little band overpowered, and rushed to their relief. But in attempting to ascend the stairs leading to the upper deck, he received a bayonet in his neck, it havinrr nas&p.rl unrlpr ihr? ? 7 D r?-? *"w skin, from the front of his neck to the back, about three inches. Seing it was impossible io ascend the stairs, so strongly fortified by the rioters, Capts. Roberts and Jones' Companies reirer^d, carrying Col. Baker from the boat as dead. The Colonel soon revived. The Illinois companies had no ball cartridges up to this time. Lieut. Moore and Major Harris now arrived with the balance of the 4th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, with ball cartridges; and the riot soon ceasing the Georgians were disarmed and put under guard during the night, and up to the time of the departure of the express. Col Baker's wound was not considered mortal, but would require the most skilful surfrerv. Cant. Hoberis' wound was not considered mortal. Capt Post was stabbed in the breast?wound not mortal. The wounds of the seven others of Company C, pot given in detail, but two of them were considered mortal K wounded. On the morning of the 1st inst., about 30 of the wounded (some mortally,) were upon the boat and shore, and it was generally believed that the dead (at least 8 or 10) had been thrown overboard. It is said that the Colonel of the Georgia Regiment shot several of his UHII IUCIJ, I lliyiUUULTS III me nui. The Captain of the Georgia company, while resisting Col. Baker and his 20 brave volunteers was knocked down with the but of a musket, and thus disab! u in urging on his men. No one of Companies A and G were hurt, except Captain Roberis. Yours, &c., G. R. W. Snakes.?One of the rattle spe l.;11 J ? r j i uics wan uiiieu u. irw uays smut* in the neighborhood of Mr. Wiley Hill, three miles above this village, measuring five feet in length and having fourteen rattles. Another of the same kind was killed a short time ago by Mr, John Allison; and one of our neighbors informs us that, for several years past, at this particular season, and in the vicinity of the same Dlace. some of them or their tracks have been seen repeatedly. Laurensville Herald. F> om the Mobile Herald 6f Tribune 6, inst. LATE AND IMPORTANT FROM MEXICO. U. ,S. Brig of War Truxton Burnt.?By the arrival of the U. States Revenue, steamer Legare at New Orleans, from Vera Cruz, we are in receipt of letters from our correspondents as late as tllP 20tll lilt Wo ll!iun Kill titnn vious to the closing of the mail to published the following letter: U. S. Sqadron, off } Point Antonio nu Lizakdo, > August 29th, 1846. j The only event of importance which lias transpired of late, is the loss of the United Slates brig Truxton, on the bar of the Tuxpam river, about 130 miles northward of Vera Cruz. The intelligence was brought to the squadron on the 19th by the St. Mary's, that ship having picked up one of the Truxton's boats with Lieutenant Berryman on board. It appears that Captain Carpenter of the Truxton, wishing to get his vessel near shore to protect his boats while obtaining provisions, employed a Scotchman he had taken out of a Mexican k:? i pi iaKi iu jmoi mm in, uui wno, wiietner from design or accident, run him aground on the 15th. On the 17th with the exception of Lieut. Hunter and a boat's crew, she was abandoned by the officers and men, who went ashore to the number of about GO in all. and surrendered themselves to the Mexican commandant. They were hospitably received, complimented with a ball and left next day with a guide of four men for Tamnico- nbnnt 10(1 milnc north. Lieut. Hunter and his boat's crew put to sea, captured a small Mexican schooner and came down to our present anchorage making in all two officers (Lieuts. Berryinan and Hunter) and about 20 men saved. As soon as the news was received, the Princeton immediately got under weigh and proceeded to the scene of disaster. The Truxton was found beating on the bar, bilged and completely filled with water, having about 4 feet over the birth ueck. The surf was so violent on the bar that it was not until the 22d, that the boats of the Princeton could k? f.i; ? : :li uuuiu lltlj IV1ICII IIIIUIIJ^ 1L liupussium to get her off or save her, she was fired and completly burned. A few of the best spars were brought off, but otherwise she is a total loss. She had been completely plundered and stripped by the Mexicans before the arrival of the Princeton. Her guns were found to have been thrown overboard. The Princeton ran into 5 fathoms water (she draws 19 1-2 feet) and was then about one and a half miles distant, the swell was so heavy that a nearer approach in shoaler water was deemed dangerous. After firing the brig, the Princeton returned immediately on the 23d to this present anchorage, about ten miles southward of Vera Cruz. At the month of Tuxpan river, the Mexicans have a small force tented in sheds- The town of Tuxpan is back some eight miles distant. Several communications passed between the Princeton and shore by flags of truce, and by them the fate of the captives was learnt. The cutter Legare, CO hours from Brazos, arrived on the 25th with de .?i? J? ? a^aitiics iui uur cuiiimuuure, supposeu relating to a three months armistice with the Mexicans. The distance from the Brazos to this place is 450 miles, and was performed under steam, against strong head winds The Legare returns to New Orleans for repairs to her boilers, which are in a bad condition, and prevents her carrying steam. About ten dpys since Santa Anna left Vera Cruz for the city of Mexico, previous to which, however, he sent a polite invitation to our Commodore to meet him on board the English frigate Endymion ; the interview did not take place A few days back one of the English frigate's boats came down in a violent rain squall with a communican for the Coin* .1 ? ^ - mouore, ine next day a nag ol truce was returned, but no rumor of the business transpired. The frigate Potomac is nearly disabled by the sickness of her crew, the scurvy has broken out on board of h?r, and she has now 140 cases of the dreadful disease. On the 27th, the cutter forward arrived from the Balize, but brought no intelligence of importance. The following is a iist of the officers attached to the Truxton, who have gone to Tampieo: Commander E. W. Carpender: Acting Master Isaac-N. Briceland ; passed Midshipman John P Bank head, George B. Bissell; Purser George F. Cutter; Assistant Surgeon John S. Messers Smith; Midshipman Simeon S.Bassett: Captain's Clerk, H. Wilkinson; together with about fifty petty officers and seamen. Lieuts. Hunter and Berryman are od waiu lilV Ul* mui y Ot ] The News from California,?We understand that the news from California, of which we have published brief extracts. was received by the British Minister at Washington. The news is of a | very important character, and the Unii ted States Governmnnt rn/*0;?r/wi ? .....vu> I^VViV^U lit) 1(1* formation but such as it received from the British Minister. The important fact that Commodore Sloat had taken possession of a considerable poition of California, was transmitted by the British Admiral, on that station, by steamer, to a convenient port on he Pacific, from thence by land, to the British Consul at Vera Cruz, who sent it to the British Minister here. It is understood that after Commodore Sloat had taken possession, or while he was in the act of taking possession, the British Admiral was in n-rnnt gl VUb MVUUIO what course he should pursue,?whether lie should permit it to be done, or not, for when he had last heard from home, the relations between his country and ours were any thing but amicable. In this state of affairs, as it is believed, he has hurried on the news here to ask advice of Mr. Pakenham, and of the Go vernor General of Canada. Despatehes therefore, have been sent to the Governor of Canada, and to England by the last steamer,?N Y. Express. tw A ? > uiu.<i j l,l.A H IJfirS NO'C Cover Embezzlements.?Thos. Richardson, formerly a secretary or treasurer to a society in London, called the Widows and Orphans' Fund Society of the London North District, who it was alleged in virtue of his office, had funds of the society in his hands amounting to between six and seven hundred pounds, absconded from London in July last. He was arrested recently in New York. A writ of habeas corpus was then issued to bring him before the Chief Justice, lindnr vvliirh hp clflimml Ho ..w viuiiuvu 11IO UIOV/IKll^C. After looking over the papers, the Chief Justice said that it appeared the alleged offence. if committed at all. was committed in a foreign country, and that therelore he had no jurisdiction ; and that if the prisoner was at all amenable, it was under the Ashburton treaty, and the parties should apply to the United States District Attorney. It was then stated that application was made to that officer, but he declined to interfere: first, beonuco r\n romnoiH/Mo *??" ? ' vuuou mv i^vjuiomuu vvaa niauu uy tilt# British Consul; and secondly, the crime with which the prisoner was charged, being simple embezzlement, was not covered by the treaty, the offences provided for by the treaty being murder, arson, forgery, and the uttering of forged paper. The prisoner was then discharged. Peace With Mcxioo.?A corrcsI ondentofihe New York Tribune. writing from Havana under date of the 16th August, gives the report of an arrangement, said to have been entered ii.io between S.-.nta Anna and certain agents of the American and British governments. The arrangement is re.... 4*.. II ptri iru iu im"- a> iuiiwws . 44 The Mexican Federal Government ol 182 4 to he re-established under the guaranty of the UiuU-d States; so that in case ol future pronunciamentos, the United States Government shall have a right to interfere in support of the Constitutional Government. The Rio Grande >o be the boundary line and Vie California.? to be. organized as a d stincl Territory, under the protection of the United States, but wd sro verned by Americans until the inhabitants shall tlunkfit to annex them salves, to favor which purpose the country will be allowed to carry on a tree trade with both Republics, and admit colonists from all countries and of all religions and creeds*" We give the report for what it i.s worth, the writer stating that he has it on respectable authority. We are not ourselves ready to confide in its truthfulness. The Washington Union says, that there is no truth in the statement made by the Havana .correspondent ofthe New York Tribune, that an agreement had been enter - ft r? A 1 eu into Deiween aania Anna ana certain agents of the British and American governments, prior to the departure of the former for Vera Cruz. In relation to the Cholera, Asiatic or otherwise, it is positively affirmed that a twine glass lull of Lucca oil. (sallad oil) taken on the first moment of attack is a sovereign remedy.