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Sleeting of tbe Citizens of St. JoEan's,
br.;: Colleton.
At a meeting of the citizens of St. John's,
lr: .;: Colleton, held at Rockville on the 14th inst, for
' the purpose of considering the best means of pro
moting the erection of a monuraeut to Mr. CalIhoun,
on motion of E. M. Seabrook, John claua- j
han was called to the Chair, and C. A. Seabrook !
was appointed Secretary.
The meeting being organized, Mr. Hugh W 51- j
fson, Jr., after a few eloquent prefatory remarks :
upon the object of the meeting, moved the ap t
pointraent of a committee of six to prepare and
report ajdan of action in conformity with the
object of the meeting; whereupon the following
gentlemen were named, to wit:?Hugh Wilson,
k;r Jr., Rev. C.H.Hall, Rev. W. H. llanckle, J.
i'.; Jenkius, E. M. "\\ haley and E. M. Seabrook, who
reported the following Constitution, which was
^ unanimously adopted:
f constitution of the calhoun* monument association
of st. John's.
Article I. This Association shall bo styled
f.yS che "Calhoun Monument Association of St John's,
f Colleton," and its object shall be the erection of
a monument to the memory of John C. Calhoun.
yY ' Art. II. The Officers of this Association shall
consist of a President, three Vice Presidents,
and a Treasurer, who shall also act as. Secretary.
EpS . Art. III. The President shall preside at ail
IIK - meetings of the Association ; state the business
before it; and call extra meetings when he shall
see fit; and in his absence the Senior Vice President,
then present, shall act as President; in
the absence of the President and of all the Vice
Presidents at any meeting, the Association shall
nrn. tern.
ClCCt <i x icotuvuv |/?
rsy Art. IV. Any person shall be admitted a
>-* mem'?erof the Association who shall pay the
_K yearly contribution of $1.
Art. V. This Association shall meet serai-aniy
nually on the 18th days of March and of Sep-1
t:- ' teraber, in each year, at such place as it might j
, fix upon; or, in the event of its failure to do so,
V / as the President might appoint.
Art. VI. The Treasurer shall receive and deposit
to the credit of the Association all monies
* &' collected for its use, in the Savings Bank of
Charleston, or in such other Bank as the Assogp;.
' ciation might designate, to be drawn therefrom
?*. - by drafts signed by the President, or in the event
V'- of his absence from the State, by a Vice President
and couutersigned by the Treasurer. The
Treasurer shall disburse the same in such manner
as the Association shall from time to time
direct, and shall keep regular accounts of all
monies received and disbursed by him, which
accounts shall be audited every six months by
the Standing Committee on Finance and Ac-i_
-L?11 ka nntai'Pfl OU tile
counts, whose reports &uuu w >...?
minutes of the Association.
Akt. VII. The Secretary shall keep the minutes
of the Association, and shall regularly rej-.
cord the same in a book to be provided and kept
for that purpose.
Akt. Vin. The Association shall elect annu
-u?.l? j-i?to the repre*
who shall represent it in such central StaTelSssc^
ciation as may be formed, for the accomplishv
- ment of the purpose for which the Association is
Akt. IX. There shall be three Standing Coni|
mittees, to be elected annually; a Committee of
Correspondence of three; a Committee on Fi^
nance and Accounts of three; a Committee to
A. obtaia memberships and subscriptions of nine,
three of whom to be taken from each of the
&LIslands of Edisto, Wadrnalaw, and John's Island.
Art X. All the officers of this- Association
t shall be elected annually by a majority of the
jc members present at its meeting od the i8th day
of September, in each year; and in the event oi
the failure to elect officers, the incumbents shall
hold over.
Art. XI. The .-officers elected at this meeting
' shall continue in office until the 18th day of
September next.
The following officers were then elected to
serve until the 18th day of September next :
Hon. P. C. Grimball, President.
Hon. Wm. M. Murray, Hugh "Wilson, Senr.,
and Hon. W. B. Seabrook, Vice Presidents.
E. N. Fuirer, Treasurer.
Committee to obtain Memberships and Subscriptions.?E.
M. Whaley, J. Jenkins, Wm.
Seabrook, for Edisto Island; Wm. Sams, Wm.
Bailey, Jos. W. Motte, for Wadrnalaw Island;
Benj. Matthews, J. Whaley, J. Grimball, for
John's Island.
Committee on Correspondence.?E. M. Seabrook,
Hugh Wilson, J. Jenkins.
On motion of E. M. Seabrook, the following
~ n.nrn nn a nimmia] v adoDted :
resuiuuuns ttcid m.......--?j 1
Resolved, That this Association appeals to the
citizens of the other Districts and Parishes of the
State, and earnestly invites them to unite with
them in the accomplishment of the ends of its
Resolved, That it recommends to the citizens
of the other districts and parishes of the State,
the formation of similar associations, and that
delegates be elected by them after the ratio of
representation in the State Legislature, who shall
meet at Columbia on the first Monday in December
next, for the purpose of forming a State Calhoun
Monument Association.
On motion of Dr. J. G. Seabrook, it was
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meet
iog bopublished in die Charleston papers, and
that the other-papers of the State bo requested
iJo copy them.
' . On motion of C. Bailey, the meeting adjournccc
JOHN. H. HANAHAN, Chairm'n.
* C. A. Seabrook, Secretary.
Masonic Jubilee.?One hundred years will
have elapsed on the 4th day of November next;
since General George Washington was made a i
free and accepted Mason in Fredericksburg Lodge j
in Virginia Several Grand Lodges, including ;
the G. L. of Tennessee, Michigan, Vermont and j
North Carolina, have recommended to the Masonic
fraternity under their respective jurisdic-!
tion to observe the 4th day of November next
as a Masonic Jubilee. The Grand Lodge of the
State of New York will also celebrate the day.
Cream Cake.?Four cups of flour, three cups j
of sugar, two cups of butter, one cup of sour j
B?8KH|KKean), one teospoouful of essence of lemon, and
flBaMSKjIBjn* nutmeg grated. Beat it well and bake in
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Whig Platform.
The following is the platform of Whig principles,
agreed upon by the Southern delegations,
and subsequently adopted by the Convention:
The Whigs of the United States, in Convention
assembled, firmly adhering to the great conservative
principles by which they are controlled
and governed, and now, as ever, relying upon the
intelligence of the American people, with an abiding
confidence in their capacity for self-govern
raent, and their continued devotion iu ui? wnstitution
and the Union, do proclaim the following
as the political sentiments and determination
for the establishment and maintenance of which
the national organization as a party is effected:
1. The government of the U. S. is of a limited
character, and it is confined to the exercise of
powers expressly granted by the constitution;
and such ^s may be necessary and proper for
carrying the granted powers into full cxecutiou,
and that all powers not thus granted or necessarily
implied are expressly reserved to the States
respectively and to the peop'e.
2. The State government should be held secure
in their reserved rights, and the General
Government sustained in its constitutional power,
and the Union should be revered and watched
over as "the palladium of our liberties."
3. That while strugglingfreedom, everywhere,
enlists the warmest sympathy for the Whig party,
we siill adhere to the doctrines of the Father
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of his country, as announceu hi uis riiicmu *?.v? ,
dress, of keeping ourselves free from all entang- 1
ling alliances with foreign countries, and of never
quitting ourown to stand upon foreign ground.
That our mission as a Republic is not to propagate
our opinions, or impose on other countries
our form of government, by artifice or force, but
to teach by example, and show by our success,
moderation and justice, the blessings of selfgovernment
and the advantages of free institutions.
4. That where the people make and control
the Government, they should obey its constitution,
laws, and treaties, as they would retain their
self-respect, and the respect which they claim
and will enforce from foreign powers.
5. Revenue, sufficient for the expenses of an
economical administration of government in time
of peace, ought to be derived from a duty on imposts,
and not from direct taxes; and in laying
such duties, sound policy requires a just discrimination,
whereby suitable encouragement may
be afforded to American industry, equally to all
classes and to all parts of the country.
6. The Constitution vests in Congress the power
to open and repair harbors, and remove obstructions
from navigable rivers, whenever such
improvements are necessary for the common defence
and for the protection and facility of commerce
with foreign nations or among the States;
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SHKl improvements ocmg, m cmj
tional and general in their character.
7. The Federal and State Governments are
parts of one system, alike necessary for the common
prosperity, peace and security, and ought
to be regarded alike, with a cordial, habitual and
immovable attachment. Respect for t'.;e authority
r.f.evb Hist COHStitU,tbe
plainest consideration of national, of State,
and of individual welfare.
8 That the series of measures commonly known
as the Compromise, including the Fugitive Slave
law, are received and acquiesced in by the. Whig
party of the United States, as a settlement in
principle and substance?a final settlement of
the dangerous and exeitingquestions which they
embrace, and so far as the fugitive slave law is
concerned, we wiH maintain the same, and insist
on its strict enforcement until time and experience
shall demonstrate the necessity of further
Iprrklsitinn fo om irrl simiinst evasion or abuse, not
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impairing its present efneiency; and we deprecate
all further agitation of the slavery question
as dangerous to our peace, and will discountenance
all efforts at the renewal or continuance of
such agitation iu Congress, or out of it, whenever,
wherever, and however the attempt may be
made; and we will maintain this system of measures
as a policy, essential to the nationality of
the Whig party, and the integrity of the Uuion.
The Whig National Convention.
By reference to our telegraphic dispatches in
in this morning's.issue, it will be Seen that the
long-protracted agony, is over, and that Gen.
Winfield Scott is the nominee of the Whig party
of the United States for the Presidential
Gen. Scott is a Virginian by birth, having
been born near Petersburg, in that State, on the
13th of June, 1786, and is, therefore, just 66
years old. IIis miiiitary career is too well known
to the country, to require any notice at our hands.
Uis political opinions, however, have for some
time p:ist been regarded with considerable doubt
by the Southern section of the country. Indeed,
prior to the nomination, the only clue, that could
be had to them was from four letters, written by
him at various times, which recently appeared
in the Northern papers, as tending to dHitie his
j>osition. The first dated Oct. 25,1841, is rather
desultory and indefinte. lie says therein
that he "has never been a Jacobin, an impracticable
or an abstractionist." The second dated
November 10. 1841, is well known from its en
dorsementot the "rhiladelplna movement then
making with reference to native Americanism recommending
a party to be called "American
Republicans," or "Democratic Americans," excluding
from it the religious element. The third
is dated February 9. 1843, and recommends,
with regard to the slavery question gradual emancipation,
and deportation to Africa. The fourth
and last, dated June 29, 1849, is in reference to
the troubles then agitating Canada, and in favor
of the annexation of that province to the Union.
It appears, however, that he has now in his
letter to the Convention accepting the nomination,
expressed his approval of the Whig 1'latfbrm,
and thus endorsed the finality of the Compromise
measures. Whether this tardy declaration
of his sentiments on this momentous qucs
tion will gain fur mm tlK* support ot tlie Southern
wing of the Whig Party is extremely doubtful,
notwithstanding the endorsement of the !
Southern Delegates, which our dispatches seem
to intimate, was unanimous. It is also consid-}
ered doubtful, whether as a compromise candidate
he can carry more States than did Mr. Van |
Buren in 1840, as from the tone and the tenor of
the Frcesoil organs at the North, it appears extremely
probable that this declaration in favor
of the finality of the Compromise measures, in
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eluding the fugitive slave law, will cause a serious
rupture between liira and the fanatic portion
of his adherents. Time, however, will determine
the matter. The issue has now been made and .
the verdict is left to the people.
The Vice Presidency, it will be seen, gave the
Whigs no more trouble than it did the Democrats,
both parties making their selection on the
second ballot. .
The Hon. W. A. Graham, the nominee of
the Whig party, is well known as being the
present Secretary of the Navy. He has served n
his State as Governor, U. S. Senator, <fcc., and
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h:is for a series ot years Deen recogmseu ?.
ardent and consistent supporter of Whig prin- ^
ciples, and as far as the South goes will be, we c'
should say, perfectly unexceptionable to the Whig
party of that section.? Charleston Courier. t
Tun Whig Nominees.?Our despatches will
apprize the reader that the arduous labors of the 3
Whig Convention, after baIloting.s prolonged to 1
the fifty-third, ended, on Monday morning, in run- 1
ning the vote of General Scott up to 159?being '
sufficient to secure to him their nominations for t
the Presidency. This result was brought about 1
bv the desertion of some of the Northern friends <
of Fillmore and Webster. The candidate for <
Vice President was selected with much less diffi- '
culty. On the second ballot, at the afternoon ]
session, Mr. Graham, of North Carolina, was
chosen. Of course the nomination were de- .
clared to have been unanimously made?the mo- |
tion to that effect having been made by a dele- (
gate from Alabama.
No one need inquire " who is Gen. Scott?" ]
His military fame is as familiar as household ,
words, and Whigs and Democrats are alike rea- ,
dy to concede their homage to his genius as a
consummate tactician and heroic leader. Should
the country elevate him to the high position for
which lie will have the support ot 111s party, it remains
to be seen whether the same judgment
will attend his political career.
Of Mr. Graham we have little to say, because
we know little. Indeed, we hardly know which
Graham is meant. If we mistake not North
Carolina has two Richmond* of this name?
either of whom might with propriety be chosen
by the Whig party for the Vice Presidency.
We suppose, however, it is William A. Graham,
now Mr. Fillmore's Secretary of the Navy. If
so, so far as the man is concerned, we should
think lie who makes a respectable Secretary of
the Navy would not disgrace the office of President
of the Senate, although the duties are totally
Both parlies have now blazoned to the world
the principles on which they wish the coming
political issue tried, and each has selected its
standard bearer. We know not how our readers
may decide; but lor ourselves, we avow our.
preference for the Democratic party and its candidates,
believing that the constitutional interests
of the whole countiy will be more faithfully guarded
under a Democratic than a Whig administration.?South
XTIR rsucm V/A ICO LI A'A X.MSTMUnr. ire imam
invite particular attention to the notice of the
Annual Fair of the South Carolina Institute in
our columns this morning, from which it will be
perceived that the indefatigable officers of that
most useful Society are already sounding the note
of preparation for their fourth campaign, which
j will take place in November next, and be opened
by addresses Irotn the iion. irierre aouie, 01 L.a.,
and Edmund Kuffin, Es?j., of Virginia. From its
commencement, in 1849 ; it has been steadily extending
the sphere of its usefulness, and has certainly
imparted a progressive spirit to the mechanics
of t his and tlie Neighboring States,
which, prior to its existence, there was nothing
to elicit. Now, thanks to the Institute, South-*
ern Industry has a medium through which it can
develop its resources, and the humblest mechanic
has ;us fair a chance of obtaining a suitable reward
for his ingenuity and exertions as the
wealthiest manufacturer.
These Institutes also are especially republican,
and as such should be fostered and encouraged
by the great body of the people, who should enter
the arena, and avail themselves of the opportunity
thus afforded of exhibiting the products
of their skill and industry, which tend so
much to our prosperity ; and we sincerely trust
that no false modesty may prevent our citizens
of all classes from engaging in the honorable strife,
next November, for although victory may not
certainly reward the first attempt, yet defeat will
entail no disgrace, but rather impart fresh .energy
for the next corning contest, and give per
ciiance experience, which may prove 01 incalculable
value even in their eMWjgWfffrsuits.
warlciiton Courier.
Cotton Statement.?There have been received
in Charleston during the past week 4,539 bales,
(corresponding week last year 3,995 bales.)?
Exported in the same time to foreign ports 8,014
bales; coastwise 5,418 bales; making the total
exports of the week 14,032 bales; and leaving
on hand a stock of 30,549 bales, inclusive of 6,266
bales on shipboard not cleared against a
stock of 28,948 bales same time last year.
The total receipts since our lost report amount
to 21,810 bales, (against 13,709 bales same week
last year,) making a grand total since the 1st
September to date of 2,929,755 bales, against
2,256,716 bales the same time last year, and 1,966,
342 bales the year previous. i
The total exports to foreign ports amount to I
2,442,728 bales, showing an increase of 501,349
bales from those of last year to the same time.
The shipments to Northern ports show an increase
of 309,157 bales. The slock on hand at all
the ports arc 102,344 bales less than those of last i
year at the same period.
A Ladv Koddrd ity One ok Her IIeiks.? '
The Springfield (Mass.) Republican tells a euri- i f
| ous story of a doctor who it says stole a box of i 1
notes worth ?4000 from the chamber of an old ! 1
lady in Russell, to whom he was an heir among | '
others, and after she was dead, he unbosomed j1
himself to Mr. Do Wolf of Chester, and offered to !1
him ?500 for his services in manufacturing a legal
instrument, with the name of the deceased
nfiixed to it, conveying to the doctor the whole 1
property in the stolen notes. Mr. DeWolf man- '
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aged the tlimg very won, got an uie notes in nis 4
possession, and surrendered the. property and the (
thief to an officer who was in his house at the J
time. The doctor was held to bail in $1000. l
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THO. J. WARREN, Editor. fil
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The Whig Convention.
The labors of this Body were brought to a close on 0j
fondaylast. At ten o'clock, they proceeded to 47th al
allot, which resulted in Scott's receiving 135, Fill* "
lore 128, Webster 29.
The ballotting was continued, and at the 53d, Scott k
eceived 159, Fillmore 112, Webster 21, Crittenden 1, P
icott having received a majority of all the votes, was 13
leclared duly nominated.
At 5 o'clock, the Convention re-a.?3emblcd, and on fl
ho second ballot, Wm. A. Graham, of North* Carolina b
vas nominated for the Vice Presidency.
From what we had read we presumed that Mr. Fill- ^
iioke would have been the nominee of the Whig Contention.
We are decidedly of opinion that the whigs
lave come wide of the mark, in their nomination. Gen. q
Scott, in our opinion, is the weakest man of their pary.
They cannot hope to unite the South upon him,
vhereas it would have been easy to have done so, on a
jither Fillmore or Webstre.' This is clearly an evi- ^
lence of Sewardism and the progress of fanaticism. So- 1
ward evidently intends (in his own mind at least) to bo
President hereafter, and Scott is but a protege of his. e
We are glad thai Scorr has out generated, his party, t
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tain than that. Pierce will beat him bndty. Cerro
GJordo, &c. should have no.thing to do in this matter.? ?
We think Military Presidents are objectionable, particularly
such an one as Gen. Scott would be. Where w<r r
can find a military President like "Washington* and t
Jackson*, we may find a score of such as Taylor was, j
or as Scott would be. Let every man keep within his
legitimate sphere. The custom of thrusting honors i
upon men irrespective of merit, has proved ruinous to <
our country. We are, therefore, of opinion?
It is better for men to "thus content them, 1
And keep the stations nature meant them; (
Nor think they hear the voice of Came, <'
When their own trumpet sounds their name."
CoL Chesnut for the Senate.
A writer in the Carolinian, sighing himself an "Old
Secessionist," nominates Col. James Ches.vut, Jr. for
United States Senator.
We refer to the communication elsewhere in to-days
paper, and approve most heartily of the suggestion.
Congressional NominationsIn
the South Carolinian of Tuesday, a writer over
the signature of "Southerner," nominates Major Wir.
S. Lyles. of Fairfield District as a fit and proper person
to represent the 3d Congressional District, in place
of Mr. Wooimvard, whosh term of office will soon exniro.
Oar Next Governor.
A writer in the Southern Standard, under the signature
of " One of the People," suggests the Hon.
William Elliott, of Beaufort District, as successor
to Gov. Means. Mr. E. has rercpscnted his District
in both branches of the Legislature, but for several
years iras nm, ..? K._uko oth-^?
ers who have been named in this connection, would llo
doubt, ably discharge the duties of the offico.
Cotton Bolls.
Mr. Washington* Bracy of Sumter District, left at
our office yesterday, three cotton bolls, taken from different
stalks in his plantation. One of the boils is one
third grown, and lie left on the stalk from which it was
taken, two bolls, tlireo blooms and forty forms.
TacticB for Light Infantry and Riflemen.
The Charleston papers announce the publication by
Messrs. Walker & James of that city, of a handsomo
litt'o volume bcariug the abovo title. The Courier
says, "it has been compiled, we perceive, for the use
of that well disciplined corps 'The Washington Light
Infantry,' but a copy of it should be in the hands of
every member of an Infantry Company. Every mamceuvre,
however intricate, is clearly explained, and
we are .confident that our volunteer companies in this
Stato will feel much indebted to the publishers for ,
bringing out such a useful manual.
Proeress of Fanaticism.
A Wisconsin paper states that several of the minis- ,
try of Clarke county, in that State, now proclaim from
their pulpits that the sermons they preach arc not their
own, but those of the Spirits speaking through them. .
A new Church has been organized called the Church ^
of Christ, which is now holding its meetings, which j
aro to bo continued until further orders from the spirit ,
New Lodge. ]
A new Masonic Lodge has been formed in Columbia, J
of which the following gentlemen are officers:
W. SteuartA. Godman.
S. W.?Charleton II. Wells.
J. W.?John A. Moore.
J. D.?II. A. Godman.
Stewards?A. II. Gladden and J. J. Lyons. I
Treasurer?Amos Bostwick.
Secretary?Lawrence B. Bcckwith.
a'^T The Courier's Washington correspondent says '
that Mr. Clay is as low in boddy condition as he can ^
bo to live, but that his mind is calm and clear, and that j
his thoughts arc now turned from the affairs of this
world to those of eternity.
?3$~The Committee on Commerce in Congress have
renortcd a bill lor the improvement of rivers and har
bora, amounting in the aggregate to $1,41G,920.
Later from Europe. |
The American Steamship Franklin arrived at New
York ou Tuesday from llavro. She brings advices of
lu advance of l-8d in the Liverpool cotton market. I j
Tho Stato of Maine takes precedence of every other *
State in tho Union with regard to tho number of vesc
ids built, and the amount of tonnage owned, according {
.0 a statement in a late Treasury report. Tho total
lumber of vessels built in that Stato, lor the j*ear end- j
ng the 30th of Juno last, was 254, tho amount of ton- ?
lage 77,398. Tho Statoof New York thenoxt inrauk( (]
lumbered 229 vessels and 76,805 tons. ' J j(
Tiie S.vubath.? mo aiarsnai 01 inaiamipous, i?., i ^
ia3 given tlio barbers to understand that, hereafter, ' j
Sunday shaving will not bo tolerated Druggists arc u
oquired to restrict their sales on the Sabbath to arti- I s
ilea of necessity; and keepers of lively stables are en- j a
oinod not to hiro horses or carriages for trips of noisy j
deosure. | \
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of tiie Dabk Places of. tee^Jvarth.?Mr.
unt, a Wealeyan Missionary among tfie Fcjees, wlio
'0 cannibals of the worst description, suihm wm uvo ,j?
indrcJ persons have been eaten in five years, within
[teen miles of his residence. Sbrne of tiiera eat raw > - ^
uman flesh, nnd chew it as sailors do tobacco. They ... "
mietiroes eat their best friends. When parents grow .
Id they are killed by their children. Sometimes they ; ZriijjBjl
ro buried alive or thrown to the sharks. .Women, on
ie death of their husbands, are killed.
Tennessee.?The prospect for corn and oats in- tl)Q ' jjjFm
>wer part of East Tennes3eo was never better than &t~~^
resent. The agriculture of that State, it is stated, has .
een vastly stimulated by the new railroad spirit. .
New Hampshire.?The election of an U. S. Senator
om New Hampshire has been postponed until Novem- ' S1:.
John, the faithful body servant of John Randolph, - ia
led lately near Troy, Ohio.
New Post Ofhce.?A new post office has been esablished
in this State, in Andersoii district, named
lencca, and S. C. Humphreys appointed postmaster. vl<
There arrived at Cleveland, (Ohio,) on the 11th inst., /jsHj
, train of 62 heavily loaded four wheeled cars, on the .
lad Itivcr and Lake Erie Railroad, said to be one of . r'^
he longest trains ever known.
The prevalence of the cholera in the "West has check- - '
d the demand for land warrants. The following are
ho selling pricos: 160 aero warrants, $130; 80 acre
;G6; 40 acre, $33 1-2.
The lion. Caleb Cashing has accepted a seat on the'
iupreme Bench of Massachusetts.
The number of emigrants which left Liverpool in the
nonthof May was 20,827, in seventy emigrant ships, he
largest number ever known to have left any British :
>ort in the same period.
The Grand Jury of the Criminal Court of Baltimore,
iave found six hundred and sixty-nine indictments,
luring the present session.
The marriage tookplaco recently of Asaph Morse, of
Moravia, Cayuga county, N. Y., a Revolutionary sol;. CgM
lier,aged 91, to Cintha Whitaker, of the same connly, .
Tho Seminole Chiefs, "Wild Cat, Tiger Tail, and their- ' ' 7.J?
companions, have arrived in tho city of Mexico
Iriendly visit to the President aud Congress,
An Abolitionist, named Charles Terry, a Vermonter,
was arrested recently at Jonesville Virginia, upon aj'v^
charge of advising certain slaves to abscond from their 7
masters, and committed to jail.
For tlie South, Carolina. "
United States Senator. Messrs
Editors. As it will devolve on .our
next Legislature to elect a United States Sena- :c
tor, it is, perhaps, proper that we should look^.
about so as to ascertain the most" suitable? vT&jS
man to bestow that distinguished houor.r?
It is a position which (especially at this time); : J?
calls for our ablest aud best men?men who are identified
with the interests of the State, and 7 *
firmness to battle for her tights. Such a man ^^?
is Col. James Chesnut, jr.; and in suggesting his.
name in connection with that office, it is believed - 'V'*T;w
a more suitable man, in every way, could not ^77^-78
found in the State.
ic ir>:iy 1*? -objected that Col. Chesnut is
young; out to mat we dissent, and ask where is
one better qualified I He is now thirty-eight years
of age, the very prime of life; and if trans* 1$
cendant talents fcaud pure patriotism entitle any;one
to that distinguished honor, Col. Chesnut is 'flE
eminently entiled to it; and to find any oue in
South Carolina better qualified would surprise v
An old Secessionist. ' ' '
Centuuv Plants.?A correspondent of the
Charleston Eveniug News, referring to the Centurv
Plant, furnishes the following facts in refer v'.' I'&gj
ence to two in Charleston, now supposed to bo"
near their blooming time: / - &
"It is noticed in the Cincinnati, papers that a
Century Plant is about to bloom in that city.? vV
Perhaps the 'curious,' and the 'botanical, may i.
not be aware that there arc two in this city.that ^ vt'j
nv> Tlfvn* flirt fima i\f Mnnmini* flno /\T ?= S'AWM
1?IW ..v... uti.v VI vivviiJiUp. VIJW VI bllUOO W .
at the residence of Mr. Joseph Whilden, Magazine; ^
street, the other at the residence at the head of ,
Pitt street, owned by Mr. Legare. Wo know
nothing of the history of the latter plant. But ' - ^
the age of the former can be nearly ascertained.?> ;
flic house has been erected 80ycarsvaud a lady h
now living lias a clear remembrance ofthat plant ?. P j
for more than sixty years. So that it may bb 3$
pretty fairly deduced, that this ancient flowciy
plant is about seventy-five years old, certainly a
nice than sixty. The stem of the flower has shot V$1
up very rapidly within the last two or three months, *
ind is now about fifteen feet high. The plant ^
is near the front of the yard, is easily seen, and fl
is well worth a visit. The plant at Mr. Legare's ' ' sH
is about the same height and size, and we should " "?aj
be pleased to learn something of its age. This is. 'Jj
ilsn seen from the side wall- verv ntdnlw TKow" .a
will both probably be in dower in a few days."
Rosin Oil.?The indications are pretty strong /s-sl
:hat the manufacture of rosin oil is rapidly be- .yj
joining an important branch of industry. The ' 'Jf
11anufacturing companies at Lowell, Mass, have ...
ately instituted a series of investigations and ex- % '
ixperiments, one object of which was to ascertain jfl
whether rosin oil can be successfully used as a f jfl
ubricant for machinery. The result of those
jxperiiuents is the conclusion that upon looms - K|
ind other machinery of heavy bearings, less pow- i JH
;r is required with a mixture of rosin and sperm "> ^S
>il, than when the pure sperm is used as a lubri- 'll
rant. Its use about machinery is perfectly safe ^
is it is not inflammable. The demand for it is *
gradually increasing as its utility is every day 4*
jecoming more extensively appreciated. We do A
lot pretend to much kuowledgo of this subject; I
>ur design is simply to call the attention of bus- fl
ness men in our midst to what may eventually ' 9
urn out to bo an immense source of wealth to ?3
>ur section of country. Ours is the region of the % Aj
vergrecn pine, and as it has been found profi- -?*^jjj
able to distil our raw turpentine in the woods dH
rhere it is made, thus saving the cost of trans
>01 ting it to a distance for distillation, may it 1
lot for the same reason bo found economical to u
listil our rosin here at home? This is a sublet
deserving, we think, the attention of praetial
business men. Rosin oil was first manufac
ured in the United States, three years ago, by |
J. F. Pond ?fc Hitchcock. They arc said to man- I
facture the aiticlo veiy extensively, and under- 9
tand the business fully. Very valuable inform- J
tiou might probably.be obtained, ak
y examining their establishment at No. 65
Vater Street, New Yorly-^"or (A Carolinian. ^

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