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EDGEFIELD, S. C.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1851.
WE are requested to state that the Rev.
Dr. BEtMINGIAM will preach at-.Dr. H. Buav's
on Sunday, the 16th inst,
SEE Mr. J. A. VANWImLE's advertisement on
another.column, and call on him.when you visit
Augusta. It will be seen that he has an,elegant
assortment of all things called for in his line of
MR. -Jols- SCRUMPERT, an aged and respecta
ble citizen of our district, came to his death on
the 4th inst., under the following melancholy
circumstarees. He was on his way to market,
with his waggon heavily loaded with cotton.
He had not gone more than eight or nine miles
from his residence, when the unfortunate mishap
occurred which ended his life. While driving his
team himself, his saddle horse commenced kick
- ing and eientually threw the old. man over his
head across the 'road, when both wheels of the
waggon ran over his body, crushing,the small of
his back. He survived but a few minutes and
spoke scarcely a word. The deceased was 59
years of age. He was an. upright citizen, and
had been for the last ten years of his life a mem
ber of the Lutheran Church. Many friends and
relatives mourn his sudden.death.
ILLUSTRATED FAMILY FRIEND.
Tais superb sheet has at length made its ap
pearance, and is commanding, as it should, the
encomiums of the press everywhere. We think
proper to add our tribute with the rest-and, in
doing so, we have no hesitation in saying that it
is the largest and most complete publication of
the kind South of the Potomac. It certainly de
serves abundant encouragement, and it will surely
repay every one who may become its friend. It
gives good promise of presenting to its subscribers
the very beau-ideal of a family paper, and we
have no doubt it will soon find its way to thou
sands of Southern firesides. It is published at
two dollars per annum, and afflords a very unusual
amount of reading matter for that small sum.
Much of this (in the first number) is original, and
goes to prove that the writing for this paper will
be both entertaining and instructive. It is pro
mised that every future~number shall surpass the
first, and, knowing the taste, talent, and energy of
its Editor, Mr. GODMAN, we have confidence in
the promise. We advise all, who wish to procure
for their families a large amount of amusement
and information on cheap terms, to transmit the
amount of subscription, above given, to Mr. S. A.
GODMAN, Columbia, S. C. It will not be regret
We have noticed this paper at some length, be
cause we believe it to be our duty to approve
warmly of every such exhibition of Southern en
WE add this publication to our list ofexchanges
with pleasure. It is a medical sheet of large
size, edited by J. KING, M. D., at 50 cts. per
A LOST NEGRO IN A TENNESSEE JAIL.
We are refested by our Sheriff, Col. Cuaxs
hehas received a letter-from the
etteCohnty, Tennessee, to the' fol
Io purport. There is a negro man now in
that Jail, who will be sold for jail fees on the 1s
of December, unless the owner prefers his claim
before that time. The negro says he belongs to
Lawis STEPHENS, was sold to him by TuOMAs
WurrrLOCE, and ran awayfrom him below Vicks
burg, Mississippi, in March 1850. From the ne
gro's statement, it is thought probable that his
owvner may be either in Edgefield, Abbeville or
We desire to give circulation to this circum
stance, hoping that it will result in benefitting
some one. The question is, who is LEwrs S'TE
PHIENs and where is he ? or cIse, who are his re
presentatives and where are they ?
*Any one desirous of learning further particu
lar. can apply to Cul. CuatsTIE at this place.
THE SPIRIT OF MUSIC RETURNED.
Bi the kind invitation of Mrs. RAYMOND, of
the Edgefield Female Institute, we were present
at the Acadeiny a few afternoons since and listen
ed to the exercises of her two singing classes for
a couple of hours with the highest satisfaction.
We had no idea before of the facility with which
mere children can be initiated in the arts of time
and tune. It was a new thing to hear a dozen
irmocent cherubs warbling simple and tasteful
melodies with such regularity of beat and preci
sion of tone. We observed that Mrs. R. selected
only such airs as were of very moderate compass,
judiciously avoiding any thing like straining the
unmatured voices of the smaller children. All
she desires is to impart to them at the very outset
correct notions of time and taste.
It is but justice to a highly cultivated lady to
add here, that Mrs. R's musical ability is very far
above mediocrity, whether as a Pianist or a Singer
-and we consider this community extremely for
tunate in enjoying the rare advantage of such
It will also be seen by reference to the commu
nication of A., that a concert was recently given
by the scholars of Mr. EDnoND BicON. We bad
not the pleasure of being present on that occasion.
But we doubt not that it was a very agreeable
and successful affair. So that it will be seen that
ibe "spirit of music is indeed returned" to our
WE xeturn thanks to our friend 3. R. for the
use of the London Times and Manchester Cou
er of the-latest dates. They contain many in
tresting particulars connected with the Great
Exhiibitibfn and the Queen's progress from Scot
Among other remarkable things, we see it
stated that sixty thousand Sunday-school children
stood upon a platform, erected for the purpose i
Peel Park, Salford, and sang, in honor of her
Majesty's presence, the National Anthem.
Heavens! what a plat-formn! and what a chorus!
The Queen's voice is said to be enchantingly
sweet, when she reads her replies-to the comph
mentary addresses of her loyal subjects. The
Manchester Courier observes that it is a singular
fact that all the Queens of England have pos
sessed the most remarkable po-sers of distinct,
penetrating and musical utterance. Queen
ELItZASE-r, he says, had a voice in every respect
equal to CAVLILNI's-yet it did not, could not
urasthat of good Queen Vic. It is perfect.
* Wonder whether this is a deserved complanent or
sneresaduation! Perhaps it may be a little of
Kossurrn had arrived at Southampton and was
well received. He proceeded to London, where
there was no reception given him in consequence
of his not being expected there. He will proba
bly come to Americ'a soon. The other Hlunga
rian refugees are on their voyage now in the
Mississippi.-By the way, it is becoming asques
toabl matter whether the Hungarian General
will be received with any enthuisiasm ii this
country. The American mind seems to be af
fected by certain suspicions which have been
thrown out in several quarters as to the purity and
disinterestedness of his purposes. Fickle Public!
But we have never regarded Kossvu as another
Washington. Far from it.
UNION [REAKERS AHEAD,
IT is now problematical whether South Caroli
na is to become the scene of resistance to Federal
mis-rule, or of abject submission to the flat of the
great Washington Government. Our apprehen
sions tell us that there is but little chance for us
to escape the latter fate, while our hopes still
point to the former consummation.
The defeat of the Secession movement, while
it may have saved the State from the perils of an
arduous struggle for freedom and for justies, has
well nigh given her over to the power of a Union,
whose central government is rapidly becoming
the embodiment of a-tyranny more hateful than
European despotism. The Co-operationists sup
posed that they were pursuing the safest road to in
dependence of that government, by checking their
brethren who favored action-but, unfortunately,
in doing this they have necessarily strengthened
and increased another portion of their fellow
citizens, who cherish the Union as a civil blessing
paramount to all others, and who are prepared to
submit to its decrees implicitly, believing that its
advantages will ever over-balance its evils. The
result of the late elections will be, we honestly
think, to give prominence and respectability to a
party which has only ventured to rear its head
among us within a'year-we mean, the out-and
out Union party of which the Greenville Patriot
is the active organ.
It is vain to deny that there aro Union men, of
the Patriot stamp, all over South Carolipa, and it
is illusory to hold out the idea any longer that
these men compose but a feeble faction, to be de
spised and not to be dreaded. Their increase is
growing more and more perceptible with each
1ucceeding month, to every attentive and cool
observer. And, unless some manly movement be
instituted, at an early day, which shall result in
a happy coalition of Secessionists and Co-opera
tionists, this very Union party miy yet control
South Carolina. There are several considerations
which have led us to this most disagreeable con
There are those within our borders (and their
number is not insignificant) who really love the
Union, and have steadily, though quietly, wor
shipped at its shrine, even when South Carolina's
imprecations fell thickest and heaviest upon its
abuses. Knowing themselves to be in a reviled
minority, they have hitherto been almost mute
observers of the course of political events. These
men have nevertheless cherished their Union prin
ciples in the most sacred recesses of their hearts,
expecting confidently that this great Western Re
pnblic, which they were taught to believe was
established almost by the visible hand of an over
ruling Providence, would yet be justified against
what they have ever regarded as the mere fretful
ness of a wrangling population. This faith in the
Union has, for the most part, been handed down
from sire to son, and has in this way received the
coloring of religious duty. However gross the
misionception which has led to this infatuation,
yet it cannot be pretended that the feelings which
have been thereby generated are to be contemned
as slight or transient. On the contrary, they are
deep-seated and enduring, and they have only
awaited the opportunity, which is now being pre
sented, of disclosing.to the public eye their real
strength. - -.
There are others among us, whose birth-places
lie beyond the limits of our Southern clime, and
these wili-be found almost invariably espousing
the side of the Union, and that too upon grounds
which lack not the appearance of reason.
While they may pride themselves upon being
Carolinians by adoption, they yet remember with
pleasurable sensations the homes of their youth.
They cannot or will not believe that those whom
they have left behind can really design the op
pressiort of the South. They cannot consent that
the home of their nativity should be severed, by
disunion. from the home of their adoption. They
are thus impelled by natural promptings to oppose
any measure, which may result in what they con
ceIve to be an unnatural separation. The same
feeling leads them to deprecate the righteous in
dignation of the South and to excuse the arrant
injustice of the North. We know that there arc
some Carolinians of Northern birth, who are as
true as steel to their State and would fly to arms
in her defence as well against Northtern as foreign
oppression. But to the class generally our remarks
will certainly apply.-There is still one othecr de
scription of Northerners among us, who are
" wolves in sheep's clothing"-who are at heart
enemies to our Southern institutions. The num
ber of these, we hope, is small--but they cannot
be omitted in calculating the entire strength which
the Union party of the State-is likely to attain.
There is again a large class of our population
who do not see that they are directly interested in
the great question of A frican slavery, which is the
proximate cause of the quarrel which threatens
the dissolution of the Union. Already has that
class begun to raise its voice against being drawn
into civil strife for the preservation of an institu
tion, to the general benefits of which many of
them are utterly insensible. Blinded to their best
interests, some of them already indicate a head
long propensity to join any party which promises
to relieve them from what they consider the odious
injustice of being compelled to take part in a
strife which will at last, according to their narrow
conceptions, benefit the slave-holder alone. To
this class, the Union invitingly opens its arms and
bids them nestle under the wing of its supreme
power. We have but too much reason to fear
that many will foolishly heed the invitation and,
by distracting their State, imperil their all. Let
not this class be overlooked in considering the
prospects of increasing strength, which now cheer
on the Unionists of South Carolina.
There is a fourth division of our people, to
which the Patriot has alluded in a recent number
as the people par exrcellence, viz: those who are
wearied with the long-continued clamoring
against evils which appear remediless and who
now "desire repose." We believe that a con
siderable number of our most honest fellow-citi
zens, slave-holders as well as others, are influ
enced by thtis sentimenit. They complain that the
toesin has been sounded in their ears again and
again, but that no honorable battle has yet been
fought-that they have more than once made up
their minds to risk all for the maintenance of their
rights in or out of the Union, but when the hour
of resistance ought to have arrived, the leaders
stood aghast and knewv not what to say or do.
Some are discouraged, some are disgusted-and
repose from such useless and unprofitable strife is
desired by many really high-toned Carolinians.
So earnestly is it desired, that there is a possibili
ty that many may seek it even in the ranks of the
Unionists; for there it is promised, and, if the
terms are accepted, will doubtless be realized.
Thus is opened another channel which may send
a tributary stream to the Union phalanx of our
We might go on to speak of those whose politi
cal education in the old school of Federalism may
eventually incline them to an amalgamation with
the Unionism of this day, or of certain respectable
from understanding thatnthey are not now thriving
as rapidly, as they would under a just administra
tion of the Federal Government. But'we do not
relish the business of accumulating reasons for the
probable increase' ofhe Union party in - South'
Carolina. We only do so, hoping to lead all to
reflection upon the great dangers which hang v'er
our homes. Had Secession prevailed in South
Carolina, we unhesitatingly say that Unionism
and Suliissionism would have been extinct, and
either the Gene'ral Government reformed or South
ern institutions disenthralled by Southern inde
pendence. B ecessiou has fallen before the
eftorts of the -operationi party. Let the leaders
of that party now see that the " Republic suffers
no detriment"--that we are not sold to our ene
mies. Ot them, we conceive, rests the whole re
THE WORKS OF MR. CALHOUN.
WE have had leisure to give this volume only a
very hasty and slight examination.. It will re
quire weeks of constant study, to enable us to
form an unchanging and exact opinion of its
The Disquisition on government stands without
a parallel in our own or any other language. We
could not have conceived it possible for the aceu
test intellect, and the profoundest analysis to
have so simplified the most complex of all sub
jects and laid it so bare that it might be embraced
by the plainest comprehension. .
The whole science of government is traced to
its true origin in one or two ordinary principles
of our nature, with whose operations we are all
perfectly familiar. The fountain is disclosed to
our view; and the strcam is made to flow from it
so gently and regularly, that we a" unconscious
ly borne along with it, until, to our utter astonish
ment, we find that it constitutes that vast current
which enlivens and fructifies the whole earth.
If the demonstration were not irresistible, we
would deem it impossible, that all the various and
conflicting systems of law and government,
which have been, and are now employed either
to oppress or protect mankind, could have issued
from so small a source.
If Mr. CALHOUN had not done another act, by.
this one performance he would have rendered
his name immortal, and placed it on the rolls of
fame with ARISTOTLE, MVoNTEsQuiEu, ALFRED
On rising from the reading of it, we almost felt
pained, that the subject of Government had been
so engrossed and explained, that there was no
room left to aspiring and accule and hopeful poli
ticians, in which to put forth and exercise the
vigor of their faculties.
In our ostimation too, the style is elegant, clear
and forcible. We see nothing in it, that we
would alter or amend.
No man can read the book, without being de
lighted and edified, and surprised at the grasp of
of the human mind.
Let every reading man in Edgelield procure a
copy of this noble work.
Mr. G. L. PENx, of this place, has on hand a
large supply which he will sell at the Charleston
WE gather a few items from the last Mexican
intelligence, which are of some interest.
CARAVAJAL, the commander of the liberating
army of Mexico, is pressing the siege of Matamo
ras very closely, and will probably make a des
perate effort to consummate it in a short time.
It is well known that many Americans, have.
enlisted under his flag, and his force Is rep
resented' ltrarmy ofullrauders and lundetrerir
The General himself, in a letter to Capt. Pnuru,
commander at Fort Brown.- 'outly denies the
charges which have been m against his troops,
and pronounces them a tissue of falsehoods. He
speaks like a man who has a high and holy object
The American Consul at Matamoras was acci
dentally wounded in the cheek during a recent
skirmish between the contending parties.
AYArLOs, the Mexican leader, has commanded
all Americans, residing in Mlatamoras, to confine
themselves to their dwellings, at thte same time
ordering his men to shoot down any one of them
who may be seen in the streets. He fears that
there is a disposition among them to favor CARaA
YaAA.'s cause. *
This may yet become a serious matter.
PROPHETIC CONFIDENCE OF THE CO-OPERA
Ooa antI-secession friends, since their unex
pctcd success, have become very confident in
their declarations of the utter ruin which would
have speeaily followed on the heels of separate
action. Before the election, they admitted that a
veil hung between us and the result, which no
human eye could penetrate with any accuracy.
Since the election, some of them almost hoast the
prophetic ken with which they pierce that veil
and see the unmitigated ruin which awaited poor
South Carolina, had she moved on as she began.
It is very easy for a man to predict any restults
he may choose to predict, as consequences of a
given policy, after it has become almost certain
that his prediction will never be subjected to the
trial of an experiment. Thsre is but little dan
ger of one's losing his reputation for political
wisdom in exercising his prophetic powers upon a
contingency which will never happen. We think
these latter-day prophets are not in the way of
adding to their sapient excellences by these after
thoughts. Is looks rather too much like kicking a
fettered foe. lie is tied and cannot give proof of
his ability to defend and sustain himself. Were
he untied, perhaps some men would not venture
to interfere with him.
- FOR THE AnvERTIsER.
hia. EDITOon:-It is generally known thant the
Rev. CnAs. A. RAYMOND has been the supply of
the Gilgal Church for the present year, and it is
already known by sonme that his connexion witht
the Church will not exist longer than the term
for wvhich he was first called, whereupon the
inniry is already being made, why htas ho not
been recalled? iHave tihe Church lost confi
dence in himi This is a point upon which it is
but justice to Mr. R Avuonn, that there shtould
be no misunderstanding. Since the circulation
of rumors wvhich are calculated to place Mr. Rt.
in an unsfavorable light before the world, a mi
nority of the Churech have bccen impujressed with
the idea that it would be improper to recnll huitm
-this has been made known to Mr. R., and he
has declared his unwillingness to serve a divieledl
body, and reqteste-d that in the seletion of a
Minister, which has just been nmado, his name
might not be tused. For thte make of harmony,
and in order ilut that unity which htas here
tofore charactcrizedl our body might lhe pre
served, Mr. R's request was granted, and he wats
not proposed1 for re-election. The Rev. D). D.
BaussoN, who lhas repeatedly preache-d witth Mr.
RAYMOxN dluring the present year, who Is now a
patron of his school, and wvho Is believed to be his
friend in evil, as he has heretofore been In good
rport,has been utnanimnously enlled by Church
...a c.,...~...:o.. fr., the next war. Now that
RIGHT OF SEARcH.-'-The.Washingtou cor
respondent of the Courier says:
"The Administration has taken a bold and
strong ground against the exercise by Great
Britain or any other power of a right to search
or visit or interrupt American vessels, on the
seas, under any pretence or for any object
whatever. Mr. Webster has written a paper
declarative of the doctrine of this government
on the subject, and it will preclude Great
Britain or France from carrying into effect
any orders such as were recently given, to
English and French cruisers to intercept
American vessels, though bound for Cuba
and with hostile intent.
JAVA COFFEE RAISED IN CASWELL COUNTY,
N. C.-We were shown, recently, a parcel oi
Java Coffee, fully matured, that grew in the
midst of the shrubbery that decorates Dr.
John T. Garland's yard, about a mile from
thistown. Itlookedasnaturalasthe import.
ed article. The shrub that produced this coffee
is but two years old, bearing prulifiely. Th<
tree sprouted from a grain of coffee, whiell
was planted on the north side of th<
house.-Milton. N. C Chronicle.
U. S. MI-r.-The coinage at the Mint ir
Philadelphia during the month of October wai
very large, viz: 680,774 pieces of gold, of th<
value of $5,231,019; 711,200, pieces of silvei
of the valueof $43,706; and 685,00 coppei
cents. The gold bullion, deposited durinj
the month of October was $4.754.560, o
which $4,670,000 was from California, an(
$75,000 from other sources.
A Smr with 390 Chinamen, lately arrivec
at Callao, where they were sold out for thre
years at an average ot $407 a piece. At thi
end of that time they have their freedom
three years' service being the consideratioi
for their passage. Chinese domestics an
much sought after at Callao.
SNow TN CANADA.-The Quebec Chronicli
says that the ground is covered with snow t(
the depth of three inches on a level, and tha
the cattle are all housed.-Many farmer,
were taken by surprise, and much of the tur
nip crop, and many potatoes are still in thi
Correspondence of the Advertiser.
h AMBURG, Nov. 11, 1851.
Wx are in receipt of advices from the ]as
Steamer, which brings unfavorable news:
further decline in Cotton-Liverpool market dull
During the post week, we have done but littl
-not much Cotton has been offered.
We quote iJ and downwards.
MARRIED, on the 4th inst., by Rev. D. ]
Brunson, Mr. WILLIAX Moss and Miss ELIZA
BETH BURREss, all of Edgefleld District.
D EPARTED this life on the 25th October, Mr
JULIA A.s Rora, in the fiftieth year of he
To all those who knew the deceased, it is C
little importance to say she was truly the affee
tionate wife and mother, the, kind neighbor an'
-mistress, for all the relations she most satisfacto
others, to know that the prof'elfon i-e igioi
which she made about twcnty years ago, Wa
not only maintained in her deportment of life
but was also her sweet solace in death. An<
was, especially, her comfort in her protractei
illness. She had been afflicted with Asthma thi
last eighteen years of her life, and many times
b~y this~ distressing disease, looked at death as a
the door, and yet hadl no fear. A few hour
before she died she asked the attenitive Docto
itf she was not dying. When he informed he
that he could do no more for her, and suggested
that another Doctoa be called in; she calml;
replied, "1I leave that with you," and in a fev
mnoments wats no more.
So we may with good faith subscribe to th
sentimet-" Write blessedi arc the dead whliel
die in the Lord, from henceforth, yea saith th
Spirit, that they may rest from their labors an<
their works do follow them."
A Fifth Sunday Union Meeting,
WuILL be held at M-r LEIIANON Baptist Church
in the 4th Division of tihe Edgefield Association
conmteneing on Friday, before the 5th Lord'
day in Novembher. We earnestly desire;
full attendance of Ministers, Deacons anld othe
G. II. CLI ETT, of Ga., Paistor.
J. 11L Cossr, C. C.
H~oofland~'s German Bitters.
TiiasE celebrated Bitters prepared by Dr. C
M. JAcxsoN, 120 A reh-Street, Philadelphia, ar
performing astonlishling cures throughout th
whole country. We can bear witness to thei
curative powers in the case of a friend of our
who had the Liver Complain, and who had trie<
alnost every other medicine, but without eff'eel
After taking a few bottles of these Bitters h
was entirely eured. To those'who are simnilarl;
aflieited we recomimend themn to take the pre
paration, knowing that they will cure tile disens
spoken of, and many others to which " fleshi
heir to." There is a spurious article made il
Philadelphia. Tho only place to get tile gene
ine article is 120 Arch street, Philadelphia,c
Dr. JAcxsoN, or his agents throughout the coun
try. It is for sale in thtis place by Mr. G. I
Butler Lodge, No. 17 1.0 0, F
-.A Regular meeting of this Lodg
will be held ont Monday evening nea
M~~. at 7 oel.'uk.
*A. G. TEAGUE, See'y.
Nov 6 1851 tf 4
AN Extra Communication
No. 50, A . F. M., will be held a
their 1l[all 4on Saturday evenin~
the 15th inst., at i o'clock P. M.
C. McGREGOR, SEc'RY.
November 6 2t 42
A S I D)ESIRE to devote my attention to th
L.practice of 1law, exclusively, I will sell m:
house (St'A NN llOTrEL) upon a credit of fou
years. with interest-or rent it upon cheap term
to a good tenant.
IH. R. SP'ANN.
Nov 13 tf 43
J UST Received a supply of Fall and Winte
LJIamp Oil, Linseed Oil, Train Oil and Neets
foot Oil, all of which is offered for sale low foi
Cash, by G. L. PENN, Agent.
nct30 tf 41
Wr. R.has been dispod ofsome who have been
he most strenuous !A tieir opposition begin to
lave doubts of the pOiriety, of that opposition.
his is.an indicationjupon which, notwithstand
ng we -are satisfied".with -the call of brother
Bauxsox, we have a hope that the time may not
)a far distant, when as a united body we may
gain, occasionally at least, be favored with the
iervices of .our accoinplished brother RAYMOND.
A VOICE FROM GILGAL.
Ma. Enrron:-O^FridA th inst., I had
he pleasure of atteking a2. 6ert, given by
be Musie.Scholars of 1r. EDMUND BACON, one
Df the picipals 4 the flourishing school of 3tr.
ALnuca an&Mrs. McCuNToc.
The entertainment was-furnisheiflmainly that
Parents and Guardians, and other citizens inter
sted infemale edacatije, might judge of the
proficiency of the young ladics of the excellent
institution named, in one important branch of
I regret exceedingly, that my limited know
ledge of the langu ap'hd terms peculiar to
music, will not allow'a. to express clearly the
ida I entertain of the extraordinary perform
nce of the young isses, and of their rapid
advancement in the tudy of one of the most
graceful and elegant accomplishments of women.
They all executed thbeparts well, and some of
the childrin played~i , Piano like grown-up
ladies. It would-be-im-proper for me to attempt
I was particularly sitrick ith the ease with
which the very small children used their fingers,
and with the grace of their manner and attitudes,
whieh constitute poinls-of no little moment with
acomplisbed and scientfie performers.
Some of the little girls sang delightfully while
I deem it just, to remark, that I was fdlly
satisfied, and was much- pleased with the exhi
bition; and I take thisiatting occasion, to recom
mend that it would--be infinitely better for our
people to patronize their own village schools, than
to send their daughters into other districts,
where their conduct may not be restrained by
the watchful care of fathers or mothers, and
where their manners and sentiments are so liable
to be contaminated by the vices and frivolities
that crowd around snd invade the most of the
large notorious boarding schools for the educa
tion of young ladies. A.
.0FR THE ADvERTisER.
DfR. Earroa,---The position that South Caro
lina now occupies relative to the Federal Gov
ernment, is such thatit renders it imperative that
the various parties oitne State should be brought
to act in concert. The RAnr-r and the submis
sion party are not very formidable. The tvolead
ing parties, are the Co-operation Resistance and
the Action party, the two latter,between of which
I think there is b little difference, I believe
more in name than yeality. To affeot a compro
mise at home is esntial in procuring co-opera
tion with the otbertouthern States, whose inte
rests are identified ith our own.
I wvould, therefbt# suggest the name of one
whose position s4oitical tact is calculatedI to
unite the twro -tri les .of ho. State. The
most important batt teyef'tobfouit an
it behoves the State to select'ieir Generals of
known ability and high moral firmness, to do
ma act what they conceive best to promote the
honor and interest of the State ; to bring about
n amalgamation of the Co-operation Resistance
ma the Acetion party, which is so desirable. I
uggest, therefore, one whose political coursi has
given no great offence to either party that nowu
divides the State, and whose high-toned political
sentimedis have been endorsed by both sides.
uh an one would be eminently qualifled to fill
the Gubernatorial Chair, and establish union at
home and sustain our reputation abroad. I
would present, therefore, the name of thc Tion.
F. W. PlceKExs, possessing in himself, advanta
ges calculated to produce this great end.
His masterly speech, at the Nashville Conven
tion, increased Carolina's pride, and expanded
d already wide-spread reputation abroad, and
found a welcome reception in all of the true
Southern journals, which entitles him to the
ihest consideration of the South, and more es
cially, of the State of South Carolina. His
last, though not least, before the people of Edge
field District, on J7th July, in which he op
posed the Charlc n Convention, and prognosti
eated that it would end in two parties, cripple
the policy of the State, and cheek-mate her
abroad. His predictions have bcen verified.
On opening the game n't Columbia, I trust the
Leislature will not check-mate the State in her
first move, by stepping to ask whether he be
Bank or Anti-Bank-Secession or A nti-Seces
sion. Let her first move be co-operation at
home, and if there be no juggling we are safe.
GIN HloUSE BURNr.-Mr. John S. Car
ile, a worthy and much esteemed citizen of
this town, met !with a serious luss in the
burning of his gin house and its contents, at
is plantation in the upper part of this Dis
triet, on Wednesday evening the 22nd uit.
'he gin was running at the time and the
fire, it is. supposed, was caused by the frie
tion of the machinery or spaf'ks from gravel
in the cotton. There were consumed about
twenty bales of cotton, a considerale gtan
ily of wheat and oats, a new wiheat thresher
nd fan, besides the gin and the running
gear. Mr. Carwile's loss canno(t be esii
mated at less than one thousand dollars. WVe
vould have noted the unfortunate occur
ence as a piece- of local news laust week,haud
we received the information for that issue of
our paper.-Newhberry Sentinel.
g:T" AL.EN, the Boy or James F'air, who
was tried a few weeks ago at Due West Cor
ner, and condemied to be hanged upon the
harge of "grelously wounding mmmmnig or
bruising" Mr. James 31. Mauttison, lbut who
reeived a now trial, uiponl atpp~lintionl to
Judge Frost, was tried the seond time at the
me place on Friday last, andu again con
dm ned to be hanged.-A bbevillec Banner,
Ecrsas r 1852.-According to the cal
mulations of Mr. Gibbs, the great Almanae
nuaker, there will be six eclipses next year,
three of the Sun anud three of the Moon.
There will be a great eclipso oh Ito Mon
he ith and 7th of' Januuary next, visible and~
Lotal in this section. Duration 3 htours and
SoW.-Snow fell on Monuday last at
ittbturg, Popnsylyanla, and at Biuffaulo and
Dunkirk, New York, At the Iast mentioned
LIC it; was two inches deep.
To the Public.
T HE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, having here
tofore recommended the Rev. CHARLES
A. RAYMOND-to this community, as the
Principal of the Edgefield Female Institute, and
hearing that rumors affecting him are extensively
circulated, have put themselves to the troubl*to
collect information as to the standing and char
acter of Mr. RAYMOND.
The Trustees have now in their possession
letters from gentlemen, themselves in the Minis
try and very favorably known, testifying to the
piety, correct conduct and good standing of Mr.
RAYMOND as a Minister of the Gospel from the
period of his Ordination, some eight or ten years
ago. to the time of his removal to Greenwood.
The Trustees have also in their possession cer
tificates from a number of gentlemen, that up to
the time when Mr. RAYMOND annonneed his in
tention to leave Greenwood and remove to Edge
field, he stood high as a man, a. Teacher and a
Minister of the Gospel.
. The Trustees are fully persuaded that only
one of the rumors alluded to has affected Mr.
R. in the public estimation, and that is the one
which relates to a female member of his family
whilst at Greenwood ; and as there is, as to that
matter. the most extensive misconception exist
ing, the Trustees have sought and obtained the
opinion of a Member of the Committee which
recently met at Greenwood,-that in that mat
ter there was nothing affecting the moral charac
ter of Mr. RAYMOND.
The Board havo sought in good faith for evi
dence on which to act in discharging their duty
to the community. Mr. RAYixoNnandthemselves.
The result is that their confidene6 in Mr. RAY
SIOND remains unshaken. And they not only
confide their own daughters to him, but with
out hesitation recommend him and his accom
I plished lady to the liberal patronage of the com
N. L. GRIFFIN.
S. F. GOODE,
R. T. MIMS.
Edgefield C. H., Nov 6, 1851. tf 42
In the communication to the public, by the
Board of Trustees of the Edgefield Female In
stitute, in the Advertiser of the 6th inst., there
is the following sentence-" The Trustees have
sought and obtained the opinion of a member of
the Committee, which recently met at Green-.
wood, that, in that matter there was nothing
affecti.ig the moral character of Mr. RAYMOND."
As the words used, though honestly by the
Trustees, in their communication, may be con
strued to include more than the member of the
Committee intended, lie thinks it proper to use
the privilege of explaining in his own words the
opinion which he intended to convey to the
Trustees, and which he has expressed to others
on the matter. The words are-That the mem
ber of the Committee is willing to repeat the
words of the Committee, which are " That the
conduct of Mr. RAYMOND towards the young
lady in his family was imprudent and unbecom
ing." Beyond this the Committee conld1 not
! go, from the evidenco before them. And the
member of the Committee added that he had
never thought, and that he had never heard any
person say, that there was any criminality on
the part of Mr. RAYMOND in that manner.
TuE AlEX1ER OF THE COMXITTEE
REFERRED TO ADOvE.
Edgefleld C. H., Nov. 8, 1851.
VALUABLE PLANTATION FOR
T HE Subscriber offers at private sale, the
1 Plantation or tract of land, belonging to
the estate of .Mrs. Mary Carroll, dee'd., situate
on Cypher Creek, and adjoining lands!of Charles
W. Cochran, Tandy Martin, the estate of Evan
Morgan, dee'd., and others.
The tract consists of njne. hundred and .elaiv
and Screw and Barn, with St~bfes and2
[louses, all substantially built and in perfet
The ternis of sale will b e most ac'commoda
ting to Purchasers, and if desired, a credit of
four years will be given.
Fur further particulars apply to
J. P. CARROLL, Ex'or.
And Agent of Devisees.
Nov 13 6: 43
T HIE Subscriber will off'er for sale, at public
auction, in the Town of Graniteville, on
Saturday 15th inst., all of that new and valuable
Household and Kitchen Furniture,
belonging to the Graniteville Hotel.
An excellent Carriage and Harness, Road Waig
gon and Harness, Four fine Mileh Cows, &c.
TV.Rss.--AIl sums over S10, on a credit until
the 1st Febiruary, 1852, with note and geod se
curity. All sums under $101, cash.
C. B. MOSES.
Granitevifle, Nov. 11, It 43
Valuable Lands on Savannah River
WILL BE SOLD, on sale-day in December
nYiext, for Distribution among the widow
widow and children of Peter F. Mo.ragne, de
ensed, that VALUABLE PLANTATION on
which the deceased resided, containiing about
lying on Savannah River, immediately below
Barksdale's Ferry. This tract is a fine cotton
plantation, with three hundred or more acres of
low grounds, wvell timbered and with a good
d welling and out houses, gin house and screw,
and other buildings necessary for plantation pur
poses. The above tract will be sold on favora
ble terms; purchase money will be secured.
Persons who wish to purchase lands will do well
to visit this tract and ride over it before buying
any where else.
Nov?7 3t 43
Ad iisrto' Sale.
BJY an order from the Ordinary of Edgefleld
Distriet, [ shall sell on Thursday, the 4th
day of December next, at the late residence of
Luke J. Bland, deceased, all the personal pro
perty of said deceased, consisting of
SLX LIKELY NEGROES,
1 Horse and Mules, Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, Oxen
and Cart, 1 Road Wagon, Buggy and Harness,
Sett . laeksnuith's Tools, Crop of Corn and Cot
ton, Fodder, Oats, Peas, &o. Household and
Kitchen Furniture, &c., &c.
Terms-1 2 months credit, except sums of and
under $5, which are to be paid in cash.
WM. MOBLEY, Administrator.
Nov.13 3t 43
Ad iitao' Sale.
B)Y an order from John Hill, Esq., Ordinary
LIof Edgefield District,!I shalt proceed to sell
on Monday, the 8th day of December next, at
the late residence of Capt. A. H. Coleman, de
eased, all the personal property of said deceased,
EIGHT LIKELY YOUNG NEGROES,
Horses, Cattle, Hogs, Corn, Fodder, Cotton,
Flour, Plantation rools, Household and Kitchen
Furniture, -&c., &c.
Terms made known on the day of sale.
WILSON ABNEY, Administrator.
Nov. 12 4: 43
ALL those havin demadiagainst the tte
A tlof Allen B.Afio.,deceased,- --re-eu5
ted to present them propei-ly attested and those
indebted to make payment.
GA. ADDISON, Ex'
- --E. J. MMS
July. 24 1850 , if 27
L be sold on AY the 10th
. creu- , atthe late resi
dence of William GiritA "d,all the propfr.
ty of said deceased, eponil and Real
consisting of about
One Hundred.-, Negroee,.
Stock of Mules, Cattle, Shecp, Hop, -Crop of
Corn, Cotton, Fodder 0a Tools,
Housebold and Kitchin T ,and many
other articles too numeious nintion.
The above property will be sold on a credit of
Atthe same time and place, aboie-'lientioned
Three .7aluable Tracts 6f LadI"
all on Big Stephen's and Horn's-3reek4; and
from fifteen to twenty miles -from Hamburg.
No.1. "The Homestiad, containing aboit
2,300 Acres, all Oak and Hickory Tand--about
one half eleared,-and three hundred: eaedi,
the last four years, with some two-iundrait
acres of very rich 'low grounds.. 'O theabove
premises, is a good Dwelling House,-Gi'Bouse,
Screw and all other necessary out buildings.
No. 2. Known as the Mill, coritaining''from
2,000 to 2,500 acres, about one half of which is
Oak and Hielory, and the other Pin' Land,
well timbered. Four or five hundred&aeres of
this tract is cleared, and a large portion of which
is fresh and very rich. On the premises are
both Grist and Saw Mills, a New Gin House and
Screw, and other out. buildings: We can with
safety say, the Mills are as valuable-as any, in the
District, with a large body of good landK
No. 3. Known- as the Horn's Cr'ek- Mill,
containing nine acres, on .which is'a'valuabl.
Plats of the above Lands. wil1be ehilAteden
the day of sale. Terms also, madi known on
WM. G. HAMMOND, Ez'ors,
Nov 13 4t . 43
SELLING OFF AT 00ST4 I
'IHE Subscriber expecting a make change
in his business, proposes to offerlis
STOCK. OF GOODS,.
which is almost entirely. new, at COST, r-FOR
CASH, and only for Cash.
He is under the necessity, of giving otice to
all those indebted to him, previous to the-preset
year, that they are earnestly requested -to come
forward and pay, as it is not within his power to
give longer indulgence. Those who fail toeom
ply with the above request, between this and the
first day of January next, will' find their notes
in the hands of Thomas G. Key, Esq., 'for col
lection. JOHN CHEATIIAM.
Duntonsville, Nov 13 3t - 4
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Willis Whittle, Adm'r. Bill for' Sale
Jane Bodie and others. Real Esitate.
N OTICE is hereby given, that by virtue of
an order from the Court of Equity in
this case, I shall sell at Edgefield.Cqort
House on the first Mondayin December iiext,
the following real estate of Joseph Bodie,
One tract of and containing two hundred
and sixty one (261) acres, more or lessaitu
ated in the District and State aforesaid,jrnd
adjoining the tract of land whereon the.
deceased resided at 'the time otiis death,
and lands of Amos Whittle, Jacob-Bowers
Also, one oer traet; containin threoe
acres, more or less, situated tin-1t*fsrvr
Mitcel and others.-e :
Said Lands will bie sold ancr ere of one
and two. years, except'a to so 'muoh as will
pay the cost, to be paid in cash.
The Purchase, money to be seenred by
bond and. good surety, and a Mourtgage- of
S. S. TOMPKINS, C. E. E. D.
Comm'rs. Office, Nov.'1, 1851.
Nov. 8 4te 43
STATE OF SOUTH CAR(OLINA.
Sampson Bland and others,' -
Simeon Christie and wife.
B Y the Order of Chancellor Wardlaw, I
will sell at public outcry, at the .late
residence of Luke Bland, dee'd., on Thurs
day the 4th day of December next, the tract
of'land belonuiinw to said deceased, 'contain
ing three hundrea and six acres, more or less,
situate in the District and State aforesaid,
and adjoining lands'of'Amos Holmes, A. P.
Norris, James C. Smyly and M. Cogburn.
TER3s.-The Cost to be paid in cash-the
balance of purchase money in twvo egual an
nuail instalments, and secured by bond with
at least twvo approved sureties.
S. S. TOMPKINS, C. E. E. D.
Comm'rs Officee, Noa 13 3t 43
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
BY JOHN HILL,Esq., Ordinary of Edge
Distict, D.Buonhas applied fo me
for Letters of Administration, on all and sin
gular the goods and chattles, rights and cred
its of Julia Ann Roper late of the District
These are therefore, to cite and admonish
all and singular, the kindred and creditors of
the said deceased, to be and appear before me,
at our next Ordinary's Court for the said Dis
trict, to be holden at Edgefield Court House,
on the 24th day of November inst., to show
cause, if any, why the maid Administrationl
should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal, this the
10th day November in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and. fifty-one
and in the seventy-sixth year of American In
dependence. JON-LL .D
Nov 13 1851 2t 43
STATE OF SOUTH' CAROLINA'
BY JOHIN.HILL,Esq., Ordiary of Edge
Whra,-DDBrunson has .applied to
me for Letters of Administration,. de be
tih e Will annexedon all and -iga
lar the goods and chaftles, .righta and edts
of Joel Roper, Sen'r., -late of the District
These~are, thenrefore, to cite and-admonislh
all and-sirgilar, the kindred and creditors of
thesaid decease'd, to~be and appear bafde me.
at -our next Ordinary's Court for the said Di
triet to be holden at Edgefield Court House
on-the 24th day of November inst., to' show
cause, if any, why the said administraton
should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal, this the:10th
day of Nov. in the year of 'our.Lor one0
thousand eigrht hundred and fty-onesnd In
the seventy-sixth year ofAsericanl Inidepen,
dence. - JOHN HL 0. E. D-.