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We are not hi possession of th
particulars attending the death of
wr. u., but learn tl!at ardent
-spirits was connected with the uu-
tp ti.1, "rihey may no' be attended to.
Lamentable Casualty. Dps
(ruction of a whole family by the
lvIU. e nave just learned the
pariiculars of one ot the most me
I n ii 1 1 .l iA . .
...... k',j wuuiMiiiires ii nas ever
fallen to our lot to record. Dur
ing the protracted inclement wea
ther, much fear has been entfr
laiued for the safety of the more
Le'tmi'idr'M t the KdiMr ni..t i.- poor and destitute inhabitants thai
reside far up the mountains, and
to approach whom has been im
possible, from the vast body of
snow upon the ground. The few
warm days have, in a measure, dis
sipated the immense snow-drifts,
and persons have ventured into
the mountains in quest of the liin-
uer aou wood, or in pursuit of
game. Many are the objects of
suffering and distress that issue
Irom the mountain cabins, some
with frozen feet, some with frozen
hands, and some brought to the
verge of the grave by absolute
hunger. Last Saturday a person
was passing through the moun
tain, when, beyond the Orange
county line, he saw a man, near a
cabin, in a sitting posture &partly
covered with snow. On approach
ing, he discovered that he was fro
zen lo death, and that he held in
his hand a wooden shovel with
is now advancing on San Antonio
with oOOO men. The Indian
lorce is said to be 10,000 strong
0 AN Old) LOOKING (J LASS.
H-Hc of pure ami better days
I love thee tor my mother's sake;
fc.r Mr' was wont ou thee to ;ize,
rhylutics pleasant tVcfins wake.
many scenes thou bringest to
Htr bridal hours of joyous glee;
Her love so beautiful and kind.
When I was cradled on her knee.
Her hours of watching and of prayer,
I hathemiht raise her childt en tip;
So they might of the world take can-,
Nor tvtr taste of sorrow's cup.
?. ichance thou may have seen htr
Old mirror when her hopes were
As leaning o'tr her babes asleej,
1 he solemn midnight roll'd along.
Jo wonder all thy beauty's fled,
And past is all thy dazzling reign;
Mr matchless form alas is dead,
Her like vou cannot see atruin.
jyemjrom Jexas. Volunteers
are returning from Texas. As we
heretofore predicted, thev have
found any ihi,,ff else there than
lood for a frolic, and renort verv
uiscouragingly ofthe inhabitant
tC I I,,. .. . . i
. v.,u cuuuiry. in the camp, at
San Antonio, the troops had been
entirely out of bread-stuff some
days before our informant left,
their food being Spanish beef.
e wish not to cast a damp teel-
mg upon the spirit ol tiiose dispos
to see Texas free from the
Mexican Government, our own
opinion being what it may. W
are a friend to liberly any where
iiu every where in its pure sense;
iut any information, whatever it
may be, from Texas, we feel bound
to give. Many that have return
ed Irom that country speak of the
hind as being rich and productive.
But of its inhabitants they give a
miserable account. 1 hey are
said to be very poor, and care not
a fig under what Government they
live. We speak of them general
ly: doubtless there are excep
tions. The volunteers even have to
pay for the food for their horses;
say there is no money there excep
ting what the volunteers take with
them, and that the majority of
them are returning. The princi
pal object of the majority ofthe
snow-bound habitation. S.nisfv- au ,! P'ur
ing himself that the man had been f L
. iii .ii rce from AJ
sometime dead, he entered t-he 0 .
,.ol.:.. i.rt , ...i- i. I santa Anna
vnwill, .ijjvjil tut HDVII VM III
A resolution was offered in the
Senate on the 7th, instructing the
Judiciary Committee lo inquire
into the expediency of giving a
Delegate to the District of Coluin-
which be had evidently been la
hoi ing to open a passage from his j jn)aujj.
1 lie country is now
exican troops, but
is expected in the
hit infmi.e horror, l,e found the frr'Sul, a powerful army. 1 he
frozen bodies of a middle a(!ed I '"h,ab,t?''s e ' bt'"
I . iii ii i anu uuue couieuieu. 1 lie only
woman and two children, fie i , . , J
i t, ... ! lands that can be given to volun-
immediately raised the neighbors, : . . b. .
.Tl t i . ' tecrs are upon head waters of the
the neat est ol whom resided at the I . 1
,. r -t it . i streams, and back in the interior,
distance ol a mile and a halt, and . , r , ,.
r , , the tine lands on navigable streams
on further examination, it was as ! , . . . , . . p
. , r . being included in the grants lo
cerlamed, Irom appearances, that . , , r-
Lia, on the floor of the House of. f consumed every particle The' wealhei: d(rj hl! wime.
ntpreseniauves, ana tnereby place V,Vm 77 .."&, had been a continual stream of
lLat section on an equal fooling . "Kennooa o me norm aoaung, sunhineno rains for o or 3
Hith the other territories of the! 11 15 supposed that the Hither was moulhs.llanddlph Taui.Rec.
United States. i nltempting to clear a path to some
The Secretary of the Treasury' wood which ,a.v n shorl ri4,M"e
l as transmitted a Repor t to Con
pr?ss, showing the money in the
Treasury to he $27,907,000 on
ie 22d of February.
The abolition question is still
brought before Congress, in
tlie shape of petitions.
GMohn Gray Bynom, Esq.
commenced the publication of
meat paper at Rutherfordton, en
"The ( arolina Gazette."
opposed to the present Ad-mmisiraiion.
' this county, was found dead on
Saturday night last lying in the
joad leading from Germauton to
"is house supposed to have fallen
'rm his horse, and broke his
He left Germanton, where
le,iad been on business, the same
tvemng, for home, apparently in
M heahh and high spirits, but
ih overtook him, and thus cut
'Jrt his career.
from the cabin, when he expired; j llorrnl Murder! from the
and the mother and children, be-j People's Advocate of "uarch 5th,
ing destitute of food and fire and
poorly clad, could not have long
survived him. It is difficult to im
agine a situation more replete with
horror and distress than was that
of this unfortunate family, when
they felt all the torments of cold, Liberty, Union county, on the
published at Cenlreville, Indiana,
we have the details of one ofthe
most inhuman butcheries on re
cord. A '.r. !aac Heller, (an
appropriate name) formerly call
ed Isaac Young, and Jiving near
' hunger, and approaching death.
jXorth River A. I . I imcs.
CaMei. The Greenville
'ptameer, ofthe 27ih ult. says;
?riVrll,(1frsUUKh,-al Jlr- leury
rincfiel.J Was fr07p to deatb on
-flight of the ISih inst. about
L ri1'les above this place. The
"father verv cold, the trround
cocretl with snow, and we regret
that the deceased was
jewliat intoxicated. He has
11 wife and several children to
'n"uni his sudden and unexpected
h.lV'e alsf boon Jnfiirniprt
M r. Solomon Douthitt, a man
Parda of 60 years of age, resid
"r the Table Rock in Pick-(-s
district, perished wilh cold
Jl.tof the 18ih inst. in
"e vicinity of his own dwelling.
. Florida War. The depar
ture of Gen. Macomb to take
command in Florida, leaves but
little doubt that the war depart
ment entertain serious apprehen
sions of a collision between the
two brigadiers (Scott and Gaines)
now there. It was superfluous to
have sent both, but we presume
that Gen. Gaines has come to
Florida at his own suggestion, to
to act promptly in. a part of the
country which falls within the lim
its of his military division. Gen.
Scott, however, was specially
charged with the Florida affair,
and Gaines will have probably re
ceived orders before this directing
his movements towards Mexico.
We should be sorry to see any
difficulties, between two such val
uable officers. We had enough
ofthe dispute about brevet rank,
and we recollect the fatal disasters
which ensued from the quarrel be
tween Wilkinson and Hampton.
More ofthe practical business and
service of fighting should be left
to our gallant young officers, who
pant for an opportunity to distin
guish themselves. A. Star.
- . ;
Terns It is reported that the
Comanche and several other tribes
nf Indiana have declared war a
rroinct Tpas. and will second the
!? r Nnt!i Anna, who
opeiaviuua wi .....-
27lh February, while ids wife was
sitting before the fire suckling her
infant about two months old, told
her he must go and chop some
wood took the axe from under
the bed, and deliberately stepping
up behind his unsuspecting, (and
so far as is known) unoffending
wife, struck her on the back of
the neck &i severed her head from
the body; he then knocked out the J
brains ofthe infant, and severed'
the heads of his two other chil
dren. The sister-in-law, aj;ed
ten, fortunately made her escape.
The wretch is in prison and pleads
guilty giving for his only excuse
that he could not support them.
He is native of Pennsylvania,
where he had been tried for mur
der and acquitted on the plea of
TRobert Allen, Esq. son of
Col. Robert Allen, of Smith co.
Tennessee, was stabbed through
the lungs by a backleg, January
29lh, on board the steamboat
Selma, on the Mississippi river, ol
which wound he died at INew Ur-
leans. The quarrel arose in con
. i . i .
sequence oi a remark muc u
dinner by Mr. Allen denouncing
gamblers as I horse-thieves, . for
which he was called to account
by a man named Taylor, who
trnck and then stabbed Allen.
Mr. Allen was a young lawyer of
promise, on his way to settle at
Alexandria, in Louisiana.
Impostors. The public should
guard against encouraging those
idle vagabonds, foreigners, who
are going about "through the state
with printed papers containing a
string of falsehoods about calami
ties that have befallen thein. The
other day one got his paper re
printed in this town, changing the
daies to make I IIS IIIkImi'! tittnn 1
more recent. The man who feeds
them is filling his country with a
tribe of banditti, who may one day
resort to highway robbVry when
begging fails. Cassellcni is the
name ofthe man to whom we al
lude, a stout, heavy set man in the
prime and vigor of life.
Columbia (S. C.) Herald.
Highly Important. We .nub-
lish to-day the offer of the joint
companies, to sell to the state, the I
springing mto- existence, in all
parts ofthe country, and individu
cu enterprise is lending its helping
-auu iu carry forward the great
auu uooie work. Ve have not
space nor lime to detail the many
plantations, lactones, See. whicl
are commencing operations h
must suffice to say that they are
bumiientiy numerous and exten
sive to settle the question that the
United btatesare destined, and at
no very remote period, to be rank
ed among the greatest Silk crow
mg and manufacturing countries
oi me world
Agricultural Collesre. The le
gislature of Indiana, at their late
session, incorporated the "West
ern Scientific and Agricultural
College," to be located at surh
place in the Ststp iho Krri r
A .1 n -i r . ! " 'l
linooy nan uoad I trustees. ihprH;.. .,mu-i
and Ucdavvare audRar,tanCa,ial,ect. The course of instruction
for the sum of seven millions su contemplated is the one devised
hundred and fifty thousand dol- and recommended by the late Mr
ars, winch they say is two mill- Grimke: whirl, n nr.;..
ions one hundred and fifty ihous- of English literature to the ancient
and dollars more than what it cost Greek, and Latin classics. An
to construct them, ihe expense of j agricultural department is also
construction being five millions
and a half.
These companies then offer to
ease these works of the Slate for
thirty six years, for one per cent.
ldvance, il 4he state will give them
the privilege of making another
Kail Road on or near the straight
turnpike from Treiuon Bridge to
The ofler is signed by R. F.
Stockton, K. A. Stevens, Abram
Sr own, and James S. Green, Mi
behalf of the two Companies.
Internal Improvement. Mary
an seems disposed to put her
shoulder to the wheel of Internal
mprovemcnt 4,in good earnest."
A report has lately been made by
the Committee of Wats nnrl
M eaus ofthe House of Delegates
of that State which proposes "to
raise, oy an issue ot Mate stock,
the sum o f twelve millions five hun
dred thousand dollars, to be ap-
contemplated, in which shall be
given a thorough systematic and
practical agricultural education.
An institution of this kind cannot
fail of flourishing and being of in
calculable advantage both to the
community and individuals. ib.
Negroes. In the Legislature
of Maryland, on the 2Glh till:
On motion of Mr. Berry, the
Committee on the Colored popu
lation were instructed to inquire
into the expediency of passing a
law directing that the free people
of color in thi Stale, emigrate
there-from within a stated time.
crossing Chcckole Mountain, by
whose assistance, with that of an
other stranger they met in the
road with a wagon, lie got back to
Mr. John O. Boggs', where ho
expired. As soon as possible af
ter he was shot, lie sent for Mr,
Pyles, with whom he had slaid the
night before; and gave him hi
money, papers, fee. with . instruc
tions uhere to address his friends.
We had been intimately ac
quainted wilh, Mr. Wofford for
the last two or three years, . and
can very justly say, that his unas
suming and coriect deportment
had gained the friendship and es
teem of a large circle of acquaint
ances m this place, who deeply
sympathize with his sorrowing re
latives, for the sudden and unex
pected loss of so promising a
Greenville S. C. Mountainr,
flCAn English clergyman, at
Brussels, has invented a motive
power, which promises to rival
steam. It is founded on Ihe com
pression of fluids. Eiglh pails of
water it is computed, would X e
sufficient toa carry a vessel to th
Great Law Suit. The New
Oil eaus Union ofthe 23d ult. says
"The suit so long pending be
tween the United States and the
City had at length been termina
ted by the decision ofthe Supreme
Court at Washington, against the
claims of the government. The
propriated to state improvements .consequence of this decision to the
in the following proportions:! citv are of an important natnrp.
Chesapeake and Ohio iThe sum of 1,600.000. the
aa' 3,000,000 I proceeds of the sale of the lots nn
Baltimore and Ohio the Lpvpp and wLloi, omn
3,000,000 now in the City and Commercial
j Banks, will become the property
1,000,000: of the City this is more than
500,000 j sufficient to pay the whole debt of
500,000 j the city, and thus removes one of
Ihe balance to be loaned in the most serious objections lo the
part for the purpose of draining ; bill of Alderman Labatut dividing
lands, or apply ing marl or other j ihe city into three sections."
mineral manures: and in the rear- .
ing of plantations of the mulberry Editors. There are now in the
tree, and producing silk. Upon; United States Senate, 3 ex-Edi-
oans for these latter objects, a S trs. Isaac-Hill, of New Hamp
ower rate of interest is to be ask- ! sbire. fthe N. II. Patriot: John
ed, so lhat the difference may op- Rl. Niles, of Connecticut, of the
Eastern Shore Rail
erate as a premium upon agricul
ture and manutactures.
tt?The Louisville, Cincinnati
and Charleston Rail Road Bill,
passed the Senate of Kentucky by
a vole of twenty-six lo eight. It!
Hartford Times; and John Nor-
veil, of Michigan, ofthe Franklin
Horrid Murder!! We are in
debted to a friend for the follow-
JVot Bad. A master tailor tells
us that, in one year he paid one
journeyman $1,498 for work.
Yet better -another master avers
lhat, in forty-five weeks he paid
one joun yman $1,645. We
had better all turn tailors.
A". lr. Star.
mc narticn ars concerning the
has been approved by the Govern- j murUer of Mr. Isaac 'E. Wofford,
or of Kentucky, and has become a a nalive of Spartanburg District,
LaW. I o i-i rl rerpntlv ! Siliiiloiif rC WnA
cine at that place: On his. way
home from Mississippi, Mr. Wof
ford stayed all night at Mr. Lewis
Pyles', in Taladega County, Ala
bama, on the 10th of February.
He set out early next morning,
and had rode about seven miles,
when he suddenly discovered an
Indian, about thirty yards from
the road, in the act of firing at
him, from behind a log. The
ball missed, and as Wofford
wheeled his horse, he discovered
another Indian with his piece lev
eled at him, which was fired im
mediately, and the bail entered a
little -to. the right of his back bone.
i . . ..
pm anove the hip, and passed
nearly directly through him. He
died next day about 10 or II
o'clock. ' r After he received his
death wound, and rode back a-
I bout a mile he met a young man
- The Press in Danger. No less
than four incendiary attempts
were made at Boston on Monday
night, ihree of which were on the
printing establishments of ihe Sen
tinel, Courier, anil Adverliser.:.i6.
SilLThc Silk Culturist says:
The interest nbw felt on the sub
ject is more general and intense
than on any 'other subject within
our knowledge. Silk Societies
and incorporated companies are
flC?" While two sawyers in
Messrs. Garland and llorburg's
ship building y ard. Dundee, were
employed in cutting up an oak
og into planks, they discovered a
neatly built wren's nest, with an
egg in it, firmly embedded, in the
heart of ihe wood, which situation,
considering the age ofthe tree", in
may have occupied for a period of
more than half a century.
The Chinese Earthquake. So,
after all, there has been an awful
earthquake in China, though it
has not swallowed up ihe City of
Pekin. The following more ra
tional and probable account of it
is from a Valparaiso newspaper,
dated in the middle of November,
received by a late arrival at Bos--ton:
"The. PeUin Gazette contains
the details of ihe most terrible -earthquake
within the memory of
man. The shocks continued at
intervals for twenty-one days. It
is estimated that in the four prov
inces one hundred thousand hou
ses were destroyed. The fields
were covered wilh dead bodies,
and no one to bury them, and the
survivors were obliged to live in
open air exposed to the inclemen
cy of the weather. At Pong
Techiu the earth opened, Jlnd a
stream of black water burst forth,
which carried away produce,
men. animals, and whatever it met
with in its course. V.
Jl Man buried in the Snow. A
man named Taylor, a resident of
Monroe, in this county, was as-,
cending the banks of Deei field river,-
a day or two after the recent
lieayy snow storm, when a drift
which he was trying "to struggle
through, . broke away from the
bank, took him off his feet, ami
after carrying him some distance
down the declivity, left him fixed,
head downwards, with five or six
feet of snow above him. He
struggled violently to libtr.tto
himself, but ineffectually, t:U hh
strength failed him, an i U se-:med
lo him, by his own subseiriu ac
count, as if the bitterness ol
wece past. It so happct.:
his sudden disappearance v
liced by some persons wl.
on a hill at a quarter nf .-,
distance- help wa procur.
after a long and fatigui!;;; -
he Was 'finally dug-, out, tv.x
from the time vth"1 ' :
stat if ' nend.
from which he recovered slowly
and with great difficulty.
Greenfield (Mass ) Mercury.
C?"Mariy that are n its in jest,
are fools in earnest.
athi in a"