1 1' t
j!jf HotTdx.-Will you do rnehe favor to
Xftfl tblf communication a place n your paper
fhU eek In order that it may ippearin com-
' pan correspondence y u arc now pub.
; lisbiitff between Mr. Barringer land royselt. I
bouW nol hare said one word in relation to
illl mattci1, but f.T the conductjof MrBarnn.
Ver in connexion with its publication.
Nov, I 'Wish" to anunciij uuci.uuu,
that I do not complairofthe publication of the
Correipondence, for that, in itself, war- right,
ind he fldvi,c hy m f'10?" we,U
Jby myself- Of what I complain, is this : In
th DubncaiIonMTlhe correspondence, he, Mr.
iBamngef)' Inserted letter Trpm his Tnend,
)f. liendrson, and also appended to the arti.
cle signed !'? a Voter," a reference to my vote,
at' proof thit tne charge of bribery, which he
la!d preferred against me in that very article
was true, although he hsd matje over his own
signature, fa his letter of apology, a clear and
unqualiM xcithdrawal of every word of it. -It
Is true, that in his publishing Dr. Henderson's
letter and! statement, he refrains from making
any comment, but it is equally jrue, that by the
publication he endorsed it and made it his own.
Wfcy its publication t Did he hot know that it
was Imoroncr to publish anything outside of the
correspondence unless by agreement T Does
he think that the opinions of bis friend Dr. Hen
denon and his other three friends, can qualify
oValtar k the slightest degree, the statement
between him and myself? Where wa'rthe use
then of the publication of Dr. Henderson's
itatemeniT for on the very week before the
puWicatioti'ofthe correspondence, there appear
ed In the Hornets' Nest," the friend of Mr.
Barrlngerj and certainly not w ithout bis appro
liation. a notice that the difficulty between Mr.
Bfrrfnger f nd myself had been honorably and
!Tq tay that it was published to correct re-
, porta prejudicial to him will noldo, becatrse the
, simple publication ofthe correspondence would
correct all; misrepresentations as the terms of
the adjustment. The settlement stands upon
Sit own basis, and it is too latej now to attempt
to rary it by anything lhat was said before or
. after. - j j
v What then was its object?! The letter and
statement shows it. First, that ho went to the
Catawba Springs (not to the fifld) prepared to
fight j and jsecondly, which was its main object,
toT explain why it was he did not accept a direct
invitation to the field, as it wr construed to
bim to ' berli instead of having I)r. Henderson
- address1 me1 a note which opened the door for
Here then is the true reason; for the publica
tion of DrJ Henderson's statement, and unfor-
jUinately lit tjoing so contradicts his letter to 'j
Die and the whole corresponaencc. jl.ok ui
it. Dr. Henderson says in his statement that
; I when called upon to act as Mr. Rarringer's
-'friend, he at once pronounced my letter a direct
. invitation tp the field, and such also was the
'opinion ofjMr. Barringer. Ilei tis see then
how this statement agrees win tno correspon.
The first letter I received rwen we met at
the .Catawba'Sprigns on the pth ult., wasj
from Mr. Barrririner accompanying
Dr.' It. Mr. IV m as follows: "lour note of th
,. 17lb inst. was handed to the a Morganton
Tuesday eveninj: of the 2Ut. Its contents ar
, now under consideration, but at the suggestion
. of mv friend Dr. II.. hnal action inereon 1
. j - - r ' .
poitponed ; for reasons which ha will give.
Now mark Dr. H's reasons.
Your communication dated August 17th, d
reeled to my friend Mr. Barringer by the haqd
of E C. Davidson Esq. is now be tore me. jl
confess it places me as the friend of Mr. Ba.r
! ringer in an a'wkward position, for it may be
! understood as cither a peremptory invitation fto
i the-field, or a demand for explanation."
j , Tho above letter of Dr- II.' contains the rea
1 sons, assigned by Mr. Barringer for a postpone
; mervl of final action on my letter. Now I defy
! the. most perfect critic to show if he can, (ne
wxird in the Kvhole corespondence, that will
sustain him in the statement j that in cor9e
qufoce of what was, learned at the Springs,
VMr.Barringer's acceptance was declined being
. delivered.1, v . j
Does Dft H. say in the same letter, f hat
lis position had been changed in consequence
. of any thing ho bad beard? on the contrary
does he not say that his position was awkv ard
on account of hot knowing whether it w; s a
peremptory-invitation to the field or a den and
for eiplanation. Can language' be more ex
plicltt If Mr, Barringer or hs friend DrL H.
j believed my letter to be a challenge, why was
t niot boldly avowed An the cprresponde ic4
. for certainly no source, however! reliable, s lould
; have influenced them to avow a different pin
; ion, when my letter was before them an un
questionably the highest authority. Again, my
note: was delivered to Mr. Bafringer at jMor-
igAnton on the 21st" inst. and vye did notimeet
;!at tho Catawba Springs .till thej 27th, aliljough
' he had six days to consider my letter, during
which lime, according to his own slatetncnt,
j he had conuUed several j;pntlemen yfv he
pmWcd at the Srings still m doubt, whether
iny note wits a challenge or pot, and ,lpost
! pones final aciion thereon" uniil I wou cl tell
him w hat iV meant. I did frankly disclose its
' imports and, which was received by bin, and
i tinder which Uie settlement was madd. To
make, th n, a stateinent 13 days after, the ten
dency of which is to change tbp complekioir of
Ibe compromise, for J he benefit of one of the
I patties, without tho consent or knowledge of
i .L .1 . 1 , . ' 1 ' . 1
1 ijic oiqpc is mni exiraoruiuary, ana wnpoui
I excuse or palliation. )
IV.. t n . . . ! l"ll
1 uui oppose my nrsi noie was a enauense
j pray what Is the second ? Was I aked
I draw it ? No. Did I withdraw it ?
; VV'hat then did 1 do I said itSwas not
fJ t! h invitation to the fielvj, but a demand
1 fhr SmIIbI.IC'I lllO TO lltvfnliiicr lliO inm vi--fl n.r
4 ' l '' f' . ' f I . r I . . ' . I ..
iqi iiri, wnicu uc sam coiuinuteu a ciinilenge.
Vj'hat then did I mean ly a demand fur sat.
jldion'l I Why, simply, lhati)r. pkrringer
hgjd in withdraw (nut to cxplaiu, henfco I did
pot jue that lerm) the charge of ciirruntion
wbirh h' had made against itie or nit. He
wiilidivw the cliarge and there tho maker end-
The nrti ground of complaint is,
ingrr hi imiiiishing )hc corresp
d ti ihe nrticl pined "a Voir
i,,iH,Kn,l ,u i
. J ' . 1 ?nT rfTcnce
y jrMtf In! Congress, thereby fn suhsiance re
'Mr.ilii'i ibo charge which was the fijunda ioq
lMf Mm dilhculiy; the whole of which he had!
;, wittjdniwu ut his own letter shows.
; Thin in connection wilh an e!rac from his
jHirtr to; Mr. llolion. ncknowledfiini iho au.
irinp ' "a Voter," prove how
: hi-imfiindd maligniiy. He uses I
. iug biigvagn in giving bis name.
wp' or iiuoiiu any inin tifiuint
UJlh' I lute
tome gord jvaon for
A 4,t I then either : wnM or putliHvl am
ady to repeal to his face a M stand upjlo."
The cause oi ,me omicuiiyi grew pui pi ibis
aeticle sigued A Voter," sulcus lie taid ne
w uk! repeat to my face and stand u lo.
No comment necessary. I I wil) merely ask
th community to look at his fetter jo me of the
27th August, and compare It wih his language
giving up his name,
G. VV. CALDWELL.
September 10, 1849.
TO THE PUBLIC.
The communication of Capt. G.
well in the last Charlotte' Journal,; has given j.
ma no concern, nor even " turned me from the
career of my humor." I look upon it as the
mere ebullition of an excited imagination.
The utter groundlessness of its complaints and
its! gross inconsistencies wjll prove its own
death-warrant without songfpr cerernony. j
One complaint, solitary itnd alohe,". stands
whilo in Congress.) which ll sDokeri of through
ourthe f jblication. Does Capt. Ci pretend to
de hy that he gave such a vole T Then iif it .be
a troth, why complain 1 Why noj refer the
Public to the time when, and the place where ?
Tbje mere allusion to aaci, on the) records of
the! country, carrharm no man v and constitutes
thcr high treason nor grand larceny. in an
cerity 1 thought it my dutjr, in a bublication
1. 1 I'.ll 1I iI.a linUn in mt?
igncu 10 ue iuii, 10 .Mo 1 . - J
ver, that the whole subject might be "judged
airly and fully." That I withdrew the simple
. 4 . 1 ;i . - . t 1 e. 'ii- i-
fact that h
ie gave sucn a vote, is penecuy ao
far from this, if the Captain looks a.
y " Te
aln, he wiljfind-it distinctly " repeated" in
?r that he rfuZgive tbJ vote for the " pe.
measure" of Mr. Tyler. Tbil is, indeed,
small matter over which to raise j a tempest
a tea-pot." j 1
But the Captain is in great trouble about the
"Statement" of Dr. A. M. Henderson, as to how
trie adjustment was got on foot !. What Dr. II.
states, are they facts or are they; hot? ; Does
CJapt. C. deny that they are: ? Not at all 1 not
a,t all 1 ! He first pretends not to see the
'j use" of this " staterhent ;" but, mark ybu, sets
ipgbt off with all his might to prove its incon
sistency ! Really I did not think the facts"
could do harm to any one, and I ahi sure such
a gentleman as Dr. II. could intend none. But
ff Capt. C. will pardon mej I wil) state to him
ts object, which is extremely eimpsle. It was
0 account for Dr. II . ever doubting (as he did
n his note of the 27th of August ltd Cant. CM )
jlhat the first note of Capt. C; to me Jwas a chal
lensre. Cant. C. himself states that the note
Kitself was unquestionably the highest authori-
ty :" and in fact it could be Iny onyjauthority
my only guide my only rule of action. So
thought Dr. H., myself and my "three other
friends" to whom I had occasion tojdivulge the
subject; and we made our preparations accor
dingly, for who what human being but Capt.
C. himself could pretend hat thei latter ever
icould say, under his own hand, thajt it was not
a challenge? Now all this difficulty Dr.. II.
explains by saying, that at the Catawba Springs
on the 27th (when and where it Was agreed
my answer should be delivered) e " learned
by a source" which he felt it " his imperative
duty" to respect, (so " entirely reliaide" U'as it,)
tbat no challenge, or " invitation fto the field
was intended." Then he is bound obliged,
to doubt. Having some intimation from this
reliable" source alluded to, of the batufe ofthe
answer he would receive, he addresses a grave
note of enquiry to Capt. O, and kure 'enough
the Capt. replies, " it was Jiot intended as an
invitation the field." This only 'proves lhat
the " note itself was not 4f the highest author
ity," but that the Captain himself t urned out to
be the "highest." - f
But Capt. C. most gravely yes, gravely
asks, why Dr. H. and myself " did not boldly
avow in the correspondence" our opinion, "that
we believed it to be a, challenge,!' arid fight
whether it was so intendedfor rtot Fight for
the pure love of4t! We aj-e no such hero
We are neither fire-eaters jior the
Mars. Nor was this our war.
Capt. C. next assumes the offensive
following is his style of reasoning
" But suppose my first note was a challenge,
withdraw it ?
the second ? f Was
I asked to
w it ? Np."
No. Did I witbdra
iNow the gentleman has appeared, " injprint."
He has taken bis positions and what are they ?
yhether it was a challenge;, or whether it was
not, is the real question? Which does he now
say? The above extract winks : at the idea
tbat the first was a challenge, and jhat the lat
ter was no better. The notes will sniak fnr
themselves. Here is the first. (17th! of Au-
" Now, Sir, loth of thojpe communications
(especially the laiter) I consider! a gross and
unprovoked attack upon my 4haracte!r, fur which
I demand of you satisfaction
"This note will be handed to yoj by Mr. E."
C. Davidson, who will act'is my friend in this
Here is the second, (27th; of August j)
" It (the first note) was not intehded as an
invitation lo the field, but aidemanjd for satis
faclion for the communications Signed IC. and
A Voter, especially the latter, thje Whole of
which I thought personally offensive." ;
If ihey both mean the same, why the iquali-
it 2i i . T-vf ;
fication,!" it was not intended, as an invitation
to the field ? 1 be one is a wasp, with
the other a wasp with the sting pulled out.
Again, he says m talis verbis that I was fbrc
ied to " withdraw'ror " fight"" H4w does this
comport with his declaration just above given
with which he lead off before I broike the seal
of silence, that an invitation to the field was
not intended" ? That made Xi no challenge,
flow fight without a challenge'! No chal.
longe no fightex nihilo nihil fa ;
But sHI again : Capt. Cin speakiijgof the
Tler affair, asserts that I bjd not only taken
bark the "whole," but in another nlace avers
lhat I made a " clear and unqualified withdraw-
a) of every word of it." IiVj my Iqtterj he will
I discover, if he has never taken j le pains to
j read it before, lhat the factjthat he gnve the
! vote, as charged, andaccepjid ofljew uider Mr.
1 yter, are distinctly recited! WhV ? Because
they were facts which I COtljd not, auti would
not. nn. I ,l.,l . . 'W :' ..jzih jjl . .
.u uui iciiati. li9 wuj uq loriak-
,nS back the whole V NWfortbb "J vnmtnTi.
- fiei vibdrawnl."
What dill withdraw ? The
imputation that he had gifM the
inlrresled motures." I, tht imputation xrftf
drawn absolutely unqualijietlly ? I 1
Let us read my languagelj This'! js it : " But
if in this I hare done you individually a xcron,
&c." Is there any sort dff admission that&I
Iwd done him a wrong? 'if11 1 had made a
charge without an v foundation whatever ?
I That I had made a charge !hich
io sucn ihing.
do I care.
recorded against myselt. appended to tne
recent publication a note of three inei refer
rino' tothe authority for a certain: tote of his.
fullv use terms which are .conditional and hy- j
pofhetican uecauso i cum nyi, wvuiu ",
and did not admit, lhat tho charge was abso
lutely without foundation. And i did not there
fore, nake an 4-H unqualiped!VJjithdrawal.
When the Captain, however, extracted the poi.
son frem his arrowj I was disposed to blunt the
point of miue. But my consistency is entirely
preserved as every body else j Vul Haps. vilu
well may plainly see : hence the ground for
the remark of the ill-natured wag, who said,
the explanation was no better than the original
charge. 1 hope the gentleman is happy in the
weet delusion under which he labors. I would
not break the spell. I would not suggest, tbat
was not exactly justice to roe, to publish to
the world that 1 made an " unquaiinea wun
drawal" of the charge, when every one . who
can read the English language can plainly per
ceive, that it ir a delusion that it was not just
- . ., -.i
to me to publish this mistake o bis as tne truth
of the matter. But I do not 'complain.
Nor will I even complain of bis charge a.
gainst me of "deliberate, unfounded maligni.
ty." Were I disposed to do so,l might well
reply the father ofthe feeling is his own heart,
and lhat he himself entered upon. this matter
with predetermined hostility." When I wrote
my articles, the political charjge I alluded to,
had become public property by the tacit acqui.
escence and silence of Capt. Caldwell himself.
I. thought I was sporting with a political toy,
which had been bandied against him publicly
and privately through near seven years ; and
strange to say is used against him in the very
strongest sort of terms in an edtferJal in the
same number of the paper in whicp my article
" C," appeared ; and never before wa3 regard
ed as " a gross and unprovoked attack upon
his character. Why, then, single me out
from a thousand as guilty as j myself; why be-
gin the attack, by at once dashing in my tace
the " bloody code," with all its technicalities,
and a flaming parade of its small artillery ?
Let the public "judge between us,"
These are specimens of his attacks on Dr.
Henderson and myself, .fhey rather arnuse
thanliarm. I have stuck tq his record, and he
cannot complain. My object is to repel and
not assail ; nor would I deign to appear as the
advocate of my own conduct in an affair of this
kind. That, Heave to others, who say that
my conduct "throughout was most uneiceplion
able." There I rest it.
The strife is over and the battle is recorded,
like those of Milton in the Paradise -Lost
" without a list of killed or wounded." At this
the people will laugh and talk (as they have a
right to) ten times more than bad it been oth
erwise. Capt. C. and myself should laugh too,
that we have furnished the food for fun. I am
disposed to laugh the Captain seems to be out
of sorts. But there ,is no use of keeping up
the sport any longer. On my part the curtain
now falls, " sine die" (as the meetings have it)
and I wil! not willingly appear again.
Concord, Sept. 25th, 1840.
One week Later from Europe.
The Royal mail steamer America, from Liverpool,
arrived at Halifax on the 25th ultimo at 1 1 'o'clock A.
M. The following summary of the ielligence brought
by her was transmitted by Telegraph to th National
Liverpool, Sept. 15. Business has not been so ac
tive this week as it was last. Cotton is steady, but the
sales are moderate and prices not materially; changed.
The grain market is a degree firmer, holders suppos
ing that prices have reached the lowest point.
Provisions are . in moderate request' and prices gener
ally well supported.
The funds are steady, but a limited business going for
ward. Accounts from the manufacturing districts are less
encouraging, but trade is healthy.
The sales of cotton for the week amount to 31,700
bales. The Committee's quotations are 5f for fair Up
land Mobile, and 5d. for fair Orleans. The stock on
hand is 539,459 bales against 555,230 bales the same
time last year. ' :
The sales of breadstuffs are large and trade is firmer,
owing to the unfavorable advices regarding the potato
crop, i esterday wheat and flour were in tolerably ac
tive demand. Very little Indian corn' is offering, many
holders havingwithdrawn their supplies,' expecting bet
ter prices. Western canal flour is quoted at 22s 6d. to
23s. for prime quality, and inferior at 18s, a 19s"; Balti
timore and Ohio sells at 124s. pir 'barrel ; white Indi
an corn 27s. 6d. to 28s ; mixed ye0ow 26s. a 27s. per
quarter of 480 pounds; American wheat is quoted at
5s. a 6s. 9d. per 70 pounds.
Mr. Asher Kelley, of the English Legation at Wash
ington, has been transferred to Lisbon.
Among the distinguished deaths in England is the
The deaths from the cholera in London, on the 11th
and 12th, were 840. It was also prevailing badly in,
Prance A letter from Louis Napoleon to his friend
Ney has been published in the Mottiteur, and virtually
acknowledged by the Cabinet, which makes some talk1
in political circles. It says that the French Republic
has not sent an army to Rome to put down Italian lib
erty, but on the contrary to regulate it against its own
excess to give it a solid basis by replacing On the Pon
tificial throne the Prince who .first boldly took the lead
in all useful reforms. He regrets learning tbat the be
nevolent exertion of the Pope, as well as Freinch action ,
remain unavailing. Most persons appear to think pro
scriptive tyranny the basis of the Pope's return. He
tells General Rostolan not to permit, under the tri-col-ored
flag, any act which can lower the character of
French intervention. He thus cuts off the restoration
of the Pope's temporal power and' extends a general
amnesty as well as a .secularization'' of the administra
tion of the code of Napoleon's liberal government.
; A council was held on the 15th. General Rawdon
attended by order, and, being called into the i room, was
formally informed that he was appointed toi the com
mand of the army of Italy. lie-then received his in
Ktnitirvna. xrKirh n.'Ari flint aV,.nlil Vo Pn
structions, which were, that, should the Pope not, come
i to Koine, ne is to carry out with ngor the hne of con
duct specified in the President's letter. General Raw
, don started on the same night to join bis command.
! A telegraphic despatch reached Brest on the 6th with
' orders for six ships to be held in readiness for ea- Their
i destination is to be supposed to be Tahiti, j
I Spaix. The Cnaba insurrection has excited the at
I tention of the Spanish Cabinet. ;
j Hung art. From Ilungary there is but little of im
iortance. Comorh and Peterwardein had hot surreu-
dered. No news has been received of Kossuth.
Germany. All the Northenrfistales of Germany, ex
j cept Oldenburg, have acceded to the alliance proposed
by the Prussians. Evecy thing was quiet. '
THE SIAMESE TWIN TICKET.
The Barnburners, after all their " sound; and fury,"
. have put out their fires, blowcd off thfeir isteam, and
gone to sup upon the " funeral-baked meats," left for
j them by the Hunkers, who, after making ai full ticket,
j agreed upon certain, specified conditions, tti withdraw
! one-half of it, allowing the Barnburners to fill the vacan
This u a signal Hunker triumph a triniph which
' lI j . r.r:J..j . , r . :
e naa noi anucipiiicu nn me oarnoumeits certamfy
! na( l'ie vantage gtound. The Hunkers first construct
their platform, place their candidate npon t, and then
tell the Barnburners that if they will forego their " tests"
and walk up to " Captain CrosweirB office ! and get tie
they may come back into political (Communion) have
been complied with. And the duplicate convention of
;Loeofocoum present thifir friends with what tbe Yankees
call a " swhitchelf, (compound of molasses ind water,)
or a John Bull would.call it, an " 'alf and ?alfM ticket.
We pause to hear front those gentlemeu of r easy vir
ture," who make the! Atla Bpe'ak ith imiraculouB
organB." We shall see how oracefullv it accommodates
f itself to the zealous and cordial sunnori of four " Free.'
j SoU Dentocials " and four " Protavery iConserra
; tives. Alhany Evening Journal, r "
Salisbury, If. C.
THURSDAY P EJilSG, OCTOBER 4, 1349.
Rail Road Meeting in Davidson. It is
traly gratifying to see, that one or two
counties, at ldast, of the number of those
more immediately to be benefited, are
duly sensiblejof the value of the great
boon offered them by the State in tb!e
charter of; thq Central Itail Road. It re
lieves, to some small extent, the deep,
burning mortification, the friends of
this great work must feel when they wit
ness the spirit; of indifference manifested
along the line. Yes, Davidson County
has resolved that reproach in this matter,
shall not lie at her door. A gentleman
who was at Lexington on Tuesday, in
forms us that a meeting was held there
on that day, by the friends of this work,
when the sum of one hundred thousand
dollars was subscribed ; and he expresses
his belief that, such is the feeling there,
the subscriptions will not stop at this. Well
done Davidson you deserve to be enroll
ed as A No. 1, ofthe Western counties. As
the daughter of Rowan, we should boast
of you ; but your mother must, for the
present, wear) her blushes blushes of
shame ! not for you, but for herself. Ne
vertheless, she; must feel an inward joy
and satisfaction in view of your worthy
example, and it is hoped she will profit
Guilford is wide awake, and the advo
cates and friends of the enterprise there,
are counting with confidence on the West,
and Rowan in particular, to come up to
the work with a proper spirit. Shall the
hopes of these friends be disappointed ?
They are looking forward to the Conven
tion to sit at Greensboro on the 18th inst.,
and will expect to see Rowan represented
in a manner that will give encouragement
to all, and ensure the success of the
scheme. Then let us send up a voice
which shall prove worthy of ourselves,
and equal to the just expectations of that
The meeting for the appointment of
Delegates to! the Convention at Greens
borough, postponed to be held this week,
will take placerto-morrow, at the Court
House in this Town, at the hour of 12
o'clock, M. ( Let every man who has an
interest to be promoted by the Rail Road,
be in attendance, and do what he can to
push forward this great cause.
j PLANK ROAD.
It was noticed by our last, that in con
sequence of disagreement among the
stockholders of this work, at Fayetteville,
the operations of construction had ceased.
It appears how, that the question in dis
pute, was upon agreement of the contend
ing parties, referred to the decision of
Gov. Manly ; and twodelegates from each
side of thecontroversy were sent up to Ra
leigh to lay the facts before the Governor.
But the Governor declining to act in the
case, the question was submitted to Mr.
Mordecai, whose decision has not yet been
The 44 North Carolinian," which has,
from the; beginning of this difficulty, in
dulged in a rare strain of mirth on the
subject, has just perpetrated the following
good jest well calculated, we think, to
blunt any asperity of feeling among the
JO Walking out by the grade of the plank
road the other night, two cuffees were going
along, when the notice of one was attracted by
a singular place in the road, and he sung out to
the other. 44 Jim, what made dis hole, here ?"
Dat ! why dat is whar de mandam us struck
when it stop de operations."
American Bible Society. The receipts
of the Society for the month of August as
shownj by the Treasurer's statement a
mount to 823,135 38
Expenditures, 26,493 68
Balr against the Treasury, 82,369 30
The General Agent's statement shows the
issue of Bibles during tbe same month to
have j been, 17,823; of Testaments, 38,
933 ; for the blind 8 in all 56,814.
J The position of the cause, as now re
ported in tbe " Bible Society Record, ren-
uw k U,6U"1 iiiipuriaiii,
that all the friends of the Society should
aid "m the present emergency with all the
means of assistance in their nower to
command. The same paper contains ve-
. ' . , ,
ry encouraging accounts oi me good work
of spreading the Word among the Turks
The M Bible Society Record" says : " It
is not probable that there are more than
forty millions of Bibles in the world at the
present time, in a population of ten hurt
dred millions of rational, accountable be-
California Bible Agency. Mr. Fred
erick Buel left New York on the lGth of
August, as the agent of uie American
Bible Sociely for California, and parts ad
THE ! C
niCHMOND f HIG AND EATH'ER
.. vX y RITCHIE. -The
editor of the Richmond Whig has
flayed off on old Mr. Ritchie, of the Un
f the best jokes that we re- !
ion. one o
member ever witnessing. He hoisted the
old man so high that his usual respecta
ble dimensions, are, by the distance, re
duced to a mere speck. This has come
about by reason of the old gentleman's j
4 i ! . f mmr anil i
lnconsiMcucie. snormesa ui uiciuwij,
the recklessness of his bitter assaults up- i
on the Administration of General Taylor,
We wish it was in our power to spread
uswi" . .... - 1 .
. ... . .1 . 1 . 1
this, capital joKe, togetner wun me com
ments of the press generally. Contrary
to the rule, this joke is not best when told
in the fewest words. To get all the cream
of it, the reader would have to wade
through columns ; and contrary to the
rule again, he would not get tired, if there ;
were twice as much of it. But we must j
content ourselves with giving the shortest j
version. Father Ritchie can never re
cover entirely, from the awful fall which
this up-tripping occasions him.
HOIST WITH HIS OWN PETARD!
Our worthy contemporary of the Norfolk
Herald, like many others, appears tc have high
ly enjoyed the joke, and deduced the same mor
al, which all reflecting men will draw, from the
shameless inconsistency ofte "sole organ of
"The cleverest joke upon a political colem
porary which we have ever heard of was re
cently played off by the Richmond Whig upon
the veteran editor of the Washinjjtou Union.
The story is told in the abridged article below
and if it fails to draw liberally upon the risible
resources of the reader, they must be at a low
ebb. But the moral which it conveys is even
belter than the joke itself ; as it shows tho de
teriorating influence of a too ardent devotion to
political partizanship in long series of prac
tice, by which the gentleman in the largest
sense of the word may so far lose sight bis e-
quanimity as to countenance (if not entirely
commend) a rule of action for one party, which,
under precisely the same circumstances, he de.
nounces as infamous, detestable and vile ; and
its author a wretch worse than the butchers of
the first French Revolution, when he is made
to believe that it is recommended as a rule of
conduct for another party.
" The Richmond Enquirer made a feeble ef
fort at defence by charcinfftbe Whig with sup.
pressing a note which the editor appended to
the letter, when il was published in that paper,
tl o. o ... i . i i i
i ne oiuunion opeciaior aiso, nas a. Keen rei-
ish for a good thing :
-Editorial Sport. The Richmond Whig
of the 21st inst., greatly excited our curiosity
by commencing an article in the form and man
ner as follows, viz : " The Whig of this morn,
ing willconvulse the Whigs of the universe wilh
laughter." We adjusted ourselves, of course
for a good joke, and wiihoul disappointment ;
reading on rapidly our eye met the following :
"The old fox ofthe Union is caught at last,
nicely, admirably, beautifully, trapped, and in
Aw own snare " For want of space, we are
compelled to tell the story in our own language
and in a short way, instead of inserting the
more lengthy, but happily conceived article of
It seems that in 1829, when the editor of the
Union, then of the Enquirer, was busily en
gaged in organizing the "Jackson dynasty,"
a communication was addressed to him from
Washington signed " Aristides," proposing a
system oiespoinage throughout the Republic in
aid of the Administration's proscriptive policy.
The friends of the Administration were called
upon every where to volunteer information a
gainst adverse .office-holders, and to propose
substitutes of the right faith in order to com
plete the work of reform. The proposition was
base and infamous in the extreme.
The editors ofthe Whig, in turning over the
old files of newspapers, stumbled upon this let-
ter of "Aristides to the Enquirer ; and for the
purpose of entrapping the leading editor of the
Union, transcribes tbe same letter, (with the
exception of accommodation to present circum
stances) put the signature Jefferson' and pub
lished it in the Whig as a Whig proposition, to
see what the Union would say nou to the same
proposition addressed to the Enquirer, in 1829.
The thing took admirably. The Whig re
marks " We felt some repugnance, to seem,
by publishing it, lo give countenance to such
an abominable project." But we felt
a presentiment lhat we were about to hook the
veteran and artful dodger." Sure enough, the
Union comes out with a most inflamalory and
denunciatory article, identifying tbe members
of the Administration with the base proposition
of "Jefferson, " when lo and behold il was that
of his own ' Aristides."
The New York Commercial thus touches the
Hooked and Landed. It is commonly said
that liars have need of good memories. Tbe
saying is as apphable to rabid and unscrupu-
! lous partizans in politics as to liars ; of which
truth we have a notable illustration in the re.
cent case ofthe Washington Union, just at this
time the most rabid and unscrupulous in parti
zanship of all known journals.
Seme days since there appeared, in the Rich,
mond Whig, a letter from Washington, surest.
ing, among other things, that the friends ofthe
Administration, in Va.. shnnlr! nrnmntn iKd
nf removing from office sucb persons as ought
to he remo'ed, by noting the deportment and
! character of office holders and making report,
, ne n.,i.aI1 ,0 ieads of the Departments,
' at Washington. I ben what a flare up was
seen in the columns of the Union ! The caoaci
ties of types and printer's ink were unequal to
the task of uttering its horror, astonishment and
indignation, as it rang the charges upon espoin
age (in italic,) infamy, surveillance, spies,
common informers. Ace, &c, dec.
The Richmond Whig kept quiet untill the
Union had let loose all its thunder, and iben
disclosed the laughler-moving fact that tbe
Washington letter at which the ex-organ was
so horrified was simply a republication of one
which originally appeared, many years ago, in
the Richmond Enquirer, then conducted by the
present senior editor of the Union. The e.
poinage was then recommended to a Demo
cratic, Administration (General Jackson s) and !
the recommendation was tacitly at Jeast, ap
proved by the very Mr. Ritchie who now stands :
aghast at its enormity ! The bait has taken,
venerable fish $
Edifors oriihe lTwioJ '
it tf this, ftolonr .L
never hoar the last
tinue their indiscriminate abuY it.. J.
We feci mortified lo witness the
1 conduct of the neonle of our
South Carolina, on the subjects of
, ... 'iTth
ana aDoiiuon. Almost ever? mniR . 1
intelligence of acts, nr Av;n
r o w J b?l 0 I rw-
portion of her people, either offeasir2,
the feelings of order loving people
11 ciliCl J iiuivuivugiuiiscu, LAlit
minded oldwoman, she is
ma alaam V A i f villa, lav 1 v t t
unc oiai ui wtivtw out. J'JUIjgPQ IDto if
other : or like the misanfhrrm k ' -
. r-i urni
fully ensures her
ment follows excitement, and it
phatically true that South Carol
Ver without a "crisis? or some bub
to keep her pulse up to fever beat "
ina u ns.
The subjoined article from tht PenAi
j ton Messenger gives account of the 1$
excuemem among our neighbors that tt
have seen. If they continue'to Uk'eotf
in this way, at such trifles, the abolitj
ists will quiz and be-devil them ontof
propriety. It is the very best fun for the
and such conduct will sharpen the appj
lite for.mischief and amusement, of ererj
cracked brain North of the Potomac
From tht Pendlf ton (S. C.) Mrssnng-r.
Tie. Vigilance Committee and Uie
We had quite a stir in our Village cb Fries
laal ttr Vi A rt ilia QnnlUa.n t n I I ..... J !
tsi nut:., tuo ivvi u. I u mail Wall UCllTe
As is usual on that day a large number
tlemen from the country were in atteodiaci
waiting for their letters and papers. Coloi
William Sloan was among the first to rtctiij
his, and upon examination he found a nrifJ
document post marked Boston, mailed ink
ler, charged with ten cents postage, irDej j.
nius, and addressed to the Hon. John C Cut
houu, ot a most malicious, offensive adtnult.
ing character to the Southern peorU. TU
document was read by Col. Sloan aloud aadk
produced much excitement among the penoni
assembled. A call was made upomhe Pwt
master to know if there were any others iatW
ottice, to which be replied lhat there were Ufa.
... ?L. -II rrl .
ty eigni in an. i,ne executive comrailteii
'he Committee of Vigilance and safety ioia
dialely assembled to take action in the nutiej.
and as the excitement was very great, tlj
t concluded lhat il vvrttilrl ti kntto. i uO .v.'
and as the
concluded tbat it would be better to holi? iV.
course to be puisued under consideration unil
the next morning. It was proposed bj gentle.
men present that they would take charge of tht
person of the Postmaster until ihe Committee
obtained possession of the papers, but ibis vu
declined, as the committee wished to avoid rio.
lence. The next morning the committee as
sembled at the office, and made a demand in
the letters. The Postmaster refused to in
them up, unless to those to whom they were ad
dressed, and the payment of the postage, as?
urged his duties as an officer of the general p.
vernment. Tho committee told him tbey vert
determined to have , the papers, peaeeallji'
they could, forcibly if they must, and lhat rtiifr
ance would be in vain. They then enteredii
office, shoved the Postmaster aside, and took
possession of them, and now have thera under
lock andttev. where ther wilh remain until tht
) meeting of the Committee of Vigilance aJ
! Safety on the 29ih inst. What course tbe
committee will recommend to be adopted
meet this new mode of assaulting tbe peopUi'
the South, we cannot say ; but of one thiowt
aro certain, and tbat is, that the roost enerrfiie
means will be resorted to.
It would be much more agreeable to oi i
Mr. Collamer would take the same view of at
law that was taken by a former Postnur.er
General and keep these incendiary papers etf
ot his mails, but we suppose bis abolition kt-
ings warp bis judgment. Be this as it oay.M
j may be a88ured of one thing, and that ii thai
his department is powerless in South Carolina.
No government or law ever vrai enforced in!:.'otia
c. . l . ..'...n. Nv: j.
iico uuuuirj wuicn wsi noi usiaiucu uj f-- ' fnn
j lie opinion. The Post office Department sines ',
the advent of tbe present administration, ?
been an annoyance and a corse to tbe peopit
of ibis State ; and the Government at VTua
inglon may look for higher and stronger mea
sures from ihem unless it interferes to prcd
us from the assaults to which we are daily Re
jected. THE IRON INTEREST TARIFF OF 4i
1 Tho Locofoco Tariff of 1640, is doing tW
work for the Iron Interest in this county
while it is enriching the British Manukcturtr.
The business in England is consider!! 1
vived in consequence ofthe heavy imporU,
to this country; and the iron masters of '
States are groaning beneath a burdeof wef
which, unless relief is soon given them, tVeJ j.
must fall crushed lo theeartb by thea''
icidal policy any nation ever adopted, f
the following :
A CHEERING PROSPECT TO BRIa
i IRON MASTERS.
TheLondon Mining Journal, of the
August last, contains the following remark
the condition of the British Iron
" The iron trade may safely be JcU"
a very promising condition, and both twy
and the foreign trade has improved c0"
It is understood that large orders w ,
ITnlif d State
last steamer from America, arid that
fordshire has already caused confide'1'
convenience : and it is to be bopea,o r-
ot Ihe autumn shipments, tbat these u;- i
may be speedily settled. Prices renJi
ihe same as last week, with a firm '"Vfji.'
Welsh bars are held farm at 5 5s to 5f(l
Tbe British TarirX which our
rulers enacted in 1846, is working eu a
gitimate fruits. Under it, Engb ,r
ers are growing rich, while our own
turers are becoming bankrupt. cor',
u i nA i h-ouiand w If ?
ratives thrown out of employment io
vania. As the result of tbjs (wnic" --
rect result ofthe Taritf ot laio; - r yi
; arc cheering" in England !