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EDGEFIELD, S. C.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4,1851.
3V' Hon. A. P. BUTLER, U. S. Senator, left
this place on Thursday last, via Columbia, for
2V TuE communication signed "ANOTHER
VoicE," has been received, but is unavoidably
crowded out. It shall appear in our next.
gi WE invite attention to tie- coirnunica
tion signed "Nzmo," upon the subject of the
query which we propounded some weeks since.
It came too late to compete for the prize olicred.
It is worthy of publication, and we have cheer
fully inserted it in our columns.
gg By Telegraphic despatches frorui Wash.
ington to the C~irrlestort papers, we learn that
Hon. LirN BdyD, of Kentucky, was on Monday
last, elected Speaker of the House of Representa
We are compelled to publish this week, a Sup
plement to our paper. This, as'will be seen, is
in consequence of the great press of matter which
we have on hand.
His Excellency, Gov. MIEANs, has pardoned
WILLIAar WiLsoN, who was tried and convicted
of manslaughter at the last Term of our Court,
for the homicide of Wx. TRFADAWAY.
We give up a portion of our paper this week, to
the Message of is Excellency Governor MEANs.
A great pressure of business prevents us from
making that comment upon it, wfiich it well de
serves. It is written in that high-toned spirit
which well becomes the Chief 31agistrate of our
State. Whatever may be the views of diffierent
classes of our readers with regard to the Mlessage,
we feel assured, that all must concede that no
ran of either party, has more deeply at heart, the
interests and the honor of South Carolina than
NEXT Sunday being the first Sunday in the
month, the Lord's Supper will (D. 0.) be admin
istered in this Church, in the morning service,
commencing at half-past 10 o'clock. The usual
afternoon service will be omitted. The Church
will.be opened for divine service in the evening,
at 7 o'clock, when a Sermon will be delivered,
addressed chiefly to young men.
The citizens generally are respectfully invited
Itead the advertisement of M1essrs. RoszaTsoN
& ELDRED, Proprietors of the Great Southern
Circus, vhich will soon be in our midst.
From tbe well known character of these gentle
men, we feel confident that their exhibition will
present great attractions. We will endeavor to be
there to see. Take good care of your quarters all
ye little masters and misses and darkies, and of
your half dollars ye grown ones, and we believe,
that on Atonday next, you will get the worth of
your money, in fun at least,
EDGEFIELD FEMALE INSTITUTE.
We refer oltr reeders to the adlveriisemfent of the
Trustees of this !nstitution. We have on a previ
~~~~taeesion spokeri of thepeuliaradvantages
which this Academn affords to foumg ladies, in
the attainmenlt of a finished education. Without
detracting in the least from other Female Semina
ries, at this place or elsewhere, we invite atten
tion to this. We arnestly hope, that public patron
age will be liberally bestowed upon the Female
Schools in our midst, to the full extent of their
WE have upon our table, the November number
of this excellent Miasonic journal, edited by A.
0. MA cKEYT, 3M. D. We have had the pleasure
of reading various numbers of this journal pre
ceding the one we now notice.-This periodical is
.exclusively devoted to the interests of 31asonry,
and is edited with considerable ability. Every
number contains articles of research and learning
not only useful and entertaining to the Mason, but
to the general scholar.
The Miscellany is published in Charleston, S.
C., at the low price of $2 per year.
"GENIUS OF LIBERTY."
WE have received the second number of a neat
paper with the above title, devoted to the interests
of American women :-EtzaDETII A. ALUnRIcu,
Editor. This paper is published at Cincinnati,
Ohio, monthly, at One Dollar, per annum.
When we first glanced at it, we thought that it
was nothing more than one of those journals
which not only advocates the entire equality of
woman with man in every respect, but her eman
cipation from all those wholesome restraints which
society has thrown around her and which shield.
her from all the vices and contaminations of the
world, and preserve her in that original purity,
which is the glory and the ornament of her sex.
This journal appears not to be of this stamp. It
advocates the perfect education of woman-the
full development of her mental, moral and physi
cal powers. It insists upon the right of female
suff'rage, but supposes that woman would not ex
ercise this right, if thercby, she became a politi
cal partisan or had to mingle in the strife of party.
The editor says,
"Hear great duty, her national mission, is to
mentally and morally educate the people and when
she does that, a reward will revert back to her
which will embrace every right that she can in
selligently use, or that God intends."
Though we do not accord with the fair writer
in her remarks upon female suffrage, in at least
one important particular, yet we must say that
they are forcible and well-said.
There is another article touching upon the in
stitution of slavery, to which we take exception.
But it is written in so courteous a manner, and the
writer so fully concedes the rights of Southern
Slaveholders,that weforbear making any remarks
New York Express says that California like
ly to gain the fractional representative in
Congress. The census just received from
that far off State shows the, number of white
inhabitants to be 165,000 and the blacks
1,800. This makes the fraction '74,000 over
the one representative allowed, and will pro
bably deprive South Carolina of her antici
pated sixth representative in Congress,
FREEsoJLTSM rN GEORGIA.-A member of
the Georgia Legislature, in debating the bill
of limitation, used the following language:
"He said a man had no right to more land
than he could look after in seven years; that,
if a man owned land, and did not oceixpy it,
and another took and hell possession for
seven years, it is right that the owner should
lose it. It is the law, and it is right."
SOME reproaches are a commendlatiotn, and
COM MU NICA TO1NS.
itk THl ADvkAlrieiR. a
The Superintendant's Monthly
Report for October,
Or -IM. SUNDAY SciHooLS IN CONNECTION WITH
TRINITY (P. E.) CuRcH IN TiS VILLAGE:
REV. AND DE.R SIR-Tie ultimate end of a
Sunday School, properly conducted, is nothing
less than the salvation of immortal souls. But
in most cases, as in both our Schools, the ma
jority of pupils are quite young. Does this fact
diminish at all the importance of earnest labor
and patient looking for blessed and early results?
So rare amongst us is piety in childhood that
the few, whose plans of education are laid with
a view, in reliance upon God's blessing, to its
attainment incur the risk of being charged with
extreme singularity, perhaps fanaticism. But
one object being, in our judgment at least, in
strict accordance with the general tenor of God's
word, the possibility of a few hard names need
not deter us from considering a subject replete
with interest to our enterprise. It may be ob
servd, indeed, that the acknowledged infrequen
cy of early conversions may very naturally be
traced to the small expectations and deserves
cherished on this subject. It is not God's
method ordinarily,-in grace, more than in nature,
to force blessingsupon unwilling and uninteres
ted recipients, man must both desire and sow, if
he is to reap. Besides, as a matter of fact, no
converted adult can question the possibility of
the Lord's taking possession of the heart of a
child as well as his own. Neither can the sub
ject present a difficulty to any mnind which ad
mitting the doctrine of original sin-yet believes
in the salvation of infants.
Believing that God's word teaches that the
human heart is by nature estranged from and
hostile to God, and, at the same time, that the
service of God is the highest privilege of his
creatures, we must contend for the great advan
tages of seeking and laboring constantly for the
piety of ehildren.
The honor of God is involved. The Lord can
and ultimately will over-rule all weakness for
the display of his holy perfections. lean-while,
the language of man's rebellion is that the ser
vice of God is rigorous or unsatihfying. That of
repentence is, God is righteous, His command
ments are not grevious, man is a sinner. An
early adoption of the service of God declares
that happiness is found in the ways of religion,
even in those days usually given up to thought
lessness as to God and eternity. The affections,
too, aro not then chilled by frequent disappoint
ment. The heart pours forth without stint its
whole treasure of love upon Him who so loved it
as to give himself for its salvation.
The Church of God reaps great benefit from
the conversion of the young. The energies
which would otherwise be spent in the service
of the enemy of souls, are devoted from the
period of their early development to the Captain
of our salvation. These youthful recruits, giv
ing their whole souls to the work, soon become
good soldiers of Jesus Christ, and with the ardour
and vigour of youth, sanctified by the spirit of
God push forward the conquests of the Redeem
er's grace. " Besides present usefulness,"~ says
Dr. Hc-rrox, " a speedy conversion will great
lyinerease their power to be usefal in time to
come. Doing good is an art for which we need
to be trained, as for other arts. The earlitr
children enter into the service of it, the more
complete will this training be : they wvill have
a greater amount of christian knowledge, and a
greater experience of the truth : and having been
accustomed in early life to make the glory of
God their end, and his word their rule, they
will not have formned those sinful habits or con
duct which even grace itself does not wholly
eradicate. The active men in our several con
gregations are those, as a general thing, who
enter early into~the church."
The family is greatly benefitted by the pre
sence of a consistent christian son or daughter.
The influence for good of such an example upon
other children of the same household is inedleu
lable. But after all, the individualsubj.ect of this
great spiritual change, which we have called
conversion, gains by far the most. " Godliness
is profitable unto all things, having promise of
the life that now is, and that which is to come."
" A christian, in the nature of things, cannot be
a drone. lie serves a master whom he loves,
and whom hte desires to serve with all his pow
ers. H~e is, therefore, disposed to qualify him
self for such service. If therefore we desire
children to becomne good scholars-good nme
chanies, good anything, we should desire and
aim to make first good christians, servants of
Christ; for nothiing furnishes a mor~e powerful
stimulus to improvement than religion."-HU-r
Moreover, there is a possibility-to say no
nmore-that imanny who intend at a future day to
give their hearts to God, may fail to do so.
Death nmay unexpectedly summon thmem to the
bar of God, or the Spirit of God may be grieved
to give them over to an obdurate heart. What
an infinite eternal loss is their's. This danger is
escaped by those who early -make the Lord their
choice. Whatever befalls them, they have se
cured that " better portion," whlich canmnot be
taken from thenm. God is their Father and
friend ; the Lord Jesus is their companion and
brother; the Holy Ghost is their comforter;
the excellent of the earth are their associates.
Such fellowship must exercise a happy influence
upon the character. heaven too, is the blissful
home to which their hearts are continually look
ing. By the hope of it, sorrows are soothed
sin is quelled-joy is heigh~tened. Mtoreover, as
the word of God clearly teaches that talents im
proved will receive an abundant recompense
hereafter, so this of youth employed in the
service of Jesus will not go unrequitted. And, as
the practised ear takes most delight in the melo
dies of- music, so the soul, by long training on
earth, having become " meet for the inheritance
of the saints in light," will have greater capaci
ty for enjoyment-a keener relish for the estat
ie joys of heaven.
Our number in thme white school is now 39
in the colored school 71 ;-average attendance
in both 88. The Teachers are regular and faith
ful in the discharge of their duties.
Very respectfully, yours,
C. BRUCE WALKER,
To Rev. R. GRAAi, Rector.
IDy WunIr are Jailors likely to become'mean
Bea thmey keep bad company.
FOI THE ADVERTISER.
Ma. EDITOR: Feeling a deep interest in the
community in which you live, and being impelled
(I trust) more by a desire to correct, if possible,
the evil of which you so justly complain, than to
rank myself with the learned competitors for
the prize offered, I tender you my humble views
touching the question proposed. That there is
an evident decrease of sociality in your commu
nity; niany worthy individuals, comprising an
exceptional part of it, would wish to deny; but,
the fact is so palpable to " outsiders," that the
community is not only accused of being unsocial,
but it is often denounced for a want of true
politeness. The proposition needs no argument
to sustain it. The very fact of the question
being proposed through the medium of your in
valuable paper, sufficiently proves the existence
of the evil, while at the same time, it appeals
earnestly to all good men to arrest, if possible,
its pernicious tendency.
Many very different causes could be mention,
ed, which might result in the same hateful effects
upon society; but all the causes, seem to us,
(after a little reflection) to concentrate in one or
both of two primary and fundamental causes.
False pride and pure selfishness. Man is a
social being, and woman being acknowledged,
all over the civilized world, as the " better half"
of man, however ungallant it may seem, it is but
too true, whenever there is a want of sociality,
that the better half of the blame, may with pro
priety be laid at the door of woman. Nor-can
our fair friends deny the proposition, or construe
it into a wanton disparagement of the sex, since
they themselves, the world, "and the rest of
mankind," must acknowledge that woman
exerts a tenfold more powerful influenoe upon
society than sterner and more selfish man.
However strange it may appear, it is no less
true that fashion is directly opposed to sociality.
And woman from the peculiarities of her nature,
being in a much greater degree the devotee of
fashion is more 9xposed to its pernicious efforts,
and more liable to those very excesses which
prove the destruction of sociality. The more
fashionable a lady is, the more formal, stiff, life
less and unsocial she becomes-the more fash
ionable-the less hospitable, warm-hearted and
sincere. In order to be fashionable, many ladies
naturally possessing the most social qualities,
deny themselves and their friends, au the plea
sure that can possibly be derived from society:
freezing every thing like social intercourse, free
and easy conversation, and neighborly friend.
ship, into a stiff, formal, ill-timed ten minutes
fashionable pop.,- In other words calling upon a
friend but a few minutes, just before dinner,
simply to make a display of the most dignified
formalty. Who can deny that this is the effuet
of false pride? There is still another evil
springing from the same fatal source, which has
a tendency to decrease and destroy sociality.
It is a proud emulation-a spirit of rivalry in
fashionable display-which carries its devotees
to such excesses asresult invariably in jealousies,
hatred and strife, and eventually destroy the
But what shall we say of stern-more selfish
man? Why is he not more social? Ah! " he
has other fish to fry." He hears the money
jingle in his neighhor's pocket-he feels in his
own and cornes, to the conclusion, that there Js
still room there fur more, and- it is for that he
mnst labor, tug and toil. Hie has no time to be
social-his family must not starve-his wife
nmust have the weherewoith to outshine her neigh
bors-and so he must strive, not caring a straw
for society, nor a cent for any thing but the
gratification of self. Hence we must conclude
that the solution of this important question lies
FAL~SE PaiDE OF WOMAN and the PaE SEL.
FISIINEss OF MAN. NEMO.
Dee. l1st 1851.
The alarm of fire was sounded throng
our streets, between the hours of four and
five o'clock yesterday morning, which on in
vestigation we found to proceed from a clus
ter of small buildings situated on the wvest
side of King, just above George-st. These
buildings were old, and built mostly of wood,
and so rapidly did the flames progress, that
the inmattes of one or more of the houses,
barely had time to escape, saving n. even
their elothing; and but for tihe almost super
human efforts ptut forth by our energetic
firemen on this occasion, we should this
morning no doubt have had to chronicle the
result of an extensive conflagration. The
fire is supposed to have originated between
tihe buildings occupied by J. Brown & Co.,
and J. Sehwerin, but whether it originated
by acident, or is the work of the incendiary
it is irgpossible to determine.
Tile loss may be stated as followvs, viz:
'rThe wooden building, located next the
brick one at the north-wvest corner of King
andI George streets, belonged to the estate
of Bulow, and wvas occupied by Mr. Vatlen
tine Hleidt as a batsket and fruit shlop, and
by Messrs. .Addison & Conner, watch man
kers. There was no insurance eithler on the
builing or otn the stocks of goods, most of
which were consumed.
The wooden building adjoining thme above,
belonged to the estate of John1 Hunter, and
was occupied by J. Brown & Co. ats a cloth
ing store. This firm was insured for $3,000
inl the Comtmerciatl Insurance Office of our
city', which, however, does not cover their loss.
Next, north, was a brick house, owned by
estate of John Hunter, and occupied, by J
Schwerin, ats a clothing store, who, we are
sorry to say, sustains a heavy loss in thme des
truction of his goods. lie wias inisured to
the extent of $2000 in the office of the South
Carolina Insurance Company.
The wooden building, adjoining, to the
north, wvas owned by the same estate, and
wvaslin the occupation of Mrs. Hogan, as a
The tree buildigs above named as be
longing to the estate of John Htunter, were
intsured in thme oficee of the Charleston Insur
ance and Trust Company for $5000.
The fire extended Westwardly to tihe large
wooden building located on the Northt side
of George street, and almost in tht rear of
the building consumed on1 Kinigstreet. ownted
by Mr. Thtos. N. Gndsden, and ocecui a by
Mr. David Lopez. The roof is vet .nnch
burnt, and the interior is injured. No in
The four story wooden building, owned
and oceupied by Mr. John Daly, as a Boot
and Shoe store, on the East side of King
street,. has suffered a good deal of injury.
The whole front is very much charred, and
the interior is injured by water. Mr. Daly
htas also suffered from the damage done to
htis stock of goods. The building is insured
in the Southt Carolina Insurance Company
for $5000, and the goods are covered to the
extent of $71000 in thte Chtarleston Insurance
nnd Trndt Conanyourinn,ie 28th :.st.
From the Correspondence of the Char. Courier.
South Carolina Ilegislature.
COL MiA, Nov. 28.
Nothing has yet been done in either the
Senate or House of Reprehientatives, though
many measures of importance are in pro.
gress, some of which are likt-Iy to elicit very
Prominent among these, are the bills "pro
viding for the election of Electors of Presi
dent and Vice President of the U. States by
t People,1" for " extending the charter of
the Bank of the State of South Carolina to
the time necessary to fulfil the contract with
the foreign creditors," and for "defining the
principles upon which Joint Stock Banks shall
be incorporated in this. St~ate." These re
ceived their first reading ii'the House to day
and have all been referred to the Committee
of the Whole;-the first nlide the special or
der for Tuqsday next, and the two last for
Wednesday next. On the' motion for the
reference of the first, made by Mr. Perry, of
Greenville, a little discussion arose, in which
Messrs. Perry, Abney, Robertson, Hunt, Har
rington and Jones participated. The action
of the House upon the motion was decidedly
indicative of some warmth of feeling on the
The bill third above named provides, a
mong other things, that no -Bank shall here
after be chartered with a capital greater than
$1,000,000, nor less than $300,000, and that
in case of failure the Stockholders and all
who have owned stock within the six months
preceding such failure, should be individually
Bills " to establish and incorporate the
Bank of Newberry," " to amend the law in
relation to limitation of actions," and "to
divide Pendleton into tw vDistriets, allowing
a Senator to each," also received their first
reading to-day. '
The Senate adjourned t 11.4 P. M., and
the House at half past 2 o'clock, P. M.
A'he following bills in pursuance of previ
ous notice were introduced and received their
By Mr. Lyles, a bill to rohibit the intro
duction into this State of slaves, from any
State lying either north, northeast or north
west, of this State.
Ry Mr. Verdier, a biULt2 lthe services
of free persons of cohor for'debt.
Mr. Aver, of Barnwell gave notice that he
would ask leave to introduce a bill pro'viding
for the assembling of thi;Convention called
by the Act of 1850.
Mr. Owens, of Barnwelf,'introduced the fol
lowing preamble and resolution, which was
ordered for consideration'n Monday next.
Whereas, The peopleIfdSouth Carolina in
the recent election for de1igates to the pro.
posed Southern Congres'; have by a very
large majority decideI that it is inexpedient
for South Carolina to seoede alone from the
Union, or to take any action looking to that
end upon our past issues with the Federal
Therefore, be it Resolved,"That while we do
not consider the right of'secession to be an
open question, and whil _.e- are determined
to maintain it wheneve the people of thi
State shall demand its exercise yet we hold
that the recent decision o4the people should
be acquiesced in, withoutappeal to any other
tribunal or attempt to destioyit.
The Senate did nothing, having been in
session only forty minutk.
The House adjourn .at a quarter to 2
P. M., to half hast 9 o'cld k, A. M., Monday
MOXDY, Dcc. 1.
The Bill firing the 4th Monday in April
next, as the day for the- assembling of the
Convention, was read to-day in the Senate
and House. In the latter it was made the
special order of the day for Thnrsday next.
at 1 o'clock, P. M., before a Committee of
the whole House.
We are gratified to notice that Mr. Tucker,
of Spartanburg, contemplates the introduc
tion of a bill to increase the amount of pro
perty exempt from levy and sale. This is
a step towards a perfect homestead exemp)
tion law-a law which has been adopted ini a
number of States, and which will doubtless
prove a salutary one for the interests of the
the localities in which it may be adopted.
Let a man's home be inalienable, cxcept by
his own free will. and he will have an addi
tional tie to bind him and his children to the
soil. Let the industrious farmer know that
the roof which covers his family and the few
acres that support them are exsmpt from the
consequences of the reverses he may meet,
and you give him fresh energy in his daily
toil-you give him additional motives to beau
tify his home, and improve his farm. Such am
law gives no license to idleness, for hi~s small
tract of land will not yield without cultiva
tion, and he will be unable to maintain him
self or his family without lie so cultivates it.
Such a law can give no protection to fraud,
for it will affect no existing contracts; andL
all future ones will be made with ai full knmow
ledge on the part of the creditor that the
homestead of the farmer affords him no se
A "strong tendency of sueh a law will be
to increase the number of landlholders, andi
recent investigations in .Europe have de
mo'nstrated that such a condition of thinmgs in
an agricultural community is the best; that
this class of citizens, moderate amid smiall
landholders, give strength and vigor to agri
cultural pursnils, and succeed in bringing
about the highest state of improvement of
But the most beneficial tendency we thaink
of such a measure would be to check~ the em
igrat ion of that class of farmers, for whose
protection it is designed. With a house and
small farm guarantied to him, the desire to
go in search of a new home and fresh lamnds
will be greatly diminished, and the homestead
would be cherished to an extent we know
nothing of in this section. Stability would
be given to the increase of our population1
and we wvould begin to approximate in this
respect to the legimate ratio of increase. It
wvould tend to keep South Carolinians at
home, to improve Carolinia, and develope her
resources; and without some such policy wej
must retrograde. We hope that the step
proposed will meet with the favorable, con
sideration of the Legislature.-Carolinan.
CALoRNA.-The Richmond Enquirer is
informed that a letter~ has been received from
a native Virginian, now a member of the
Legislature of California, wvhich expresses
the confident opinion that the Legislature
will, at its next session, adopt a resolution
submitting to a vote of the people the ques
tion wvhethier California will or will not in
troduce the system of slavery. The same
letter avows a belief that the people of~ Cali
fornia will decide in favor of the introduc
tion of slavery, as most economical and use
ful for the working of the mines, &c.
9gr TihE Mississippi Convention has ad.
journed. The Resolutions passed are sub
stantially the same as those adopted by thm
We learn from the San Antonio Ledger
that Gol. Rogers. Indian agent, Lieut. Walk
er and John S. McClellan, late from the
treaty ground, arrived in that city on the 10th
inst.; that the treaty was closed on the 4th
inst., satisfactorily to the Indiana and honor
ably to our Government.
The Camanches, Lipans and Musealeros
are the tribes with whom Col. Rogers effect
ed the treaty. It is stated that the Indians
Were in almost a starving condition when
they congregated at the treaty ground.
Col. Rogers, to whom great credit is due
for his skill and management in the discharge
of his arduous and dangerous duties, recov
ered from the Indians twenty-seven prison
ers, twenty-five boys and two women.-N.
Division of California.
Our readers are aware that efforts are ma.
king to divide California into North and
South. That the latter will become a slave
State immediately upon this division, we
hold to be inevitable. That the former will
become a slave State ultimately, we have
also no question. Slavery will be the only
agent of civilization in that country. A
farmer population will never be found to in
crease in a region where the mines are con
stantly urging this common appetite. Nay,
negro slavery itself, must furnish the most
efficient labor finally at the mines. The
present political necessity for the division is
urged by a portion of the people of South
California from the following considera
That the mining counties of the north
containing the mass of the population of the
State, pay a very small proportion of the
That the burdens of taxation fall upon
the farmers, graziers, and landholders of the
That the State is in debt to the extent of
$2,000,000; that the cities and counties of
the northern section are also involved ; and
that the prospect is an addition to the exac
tion upon the South.
That they desire to escape the partial and
ruinous legislation of rash and ignorant pol
iticians, fund-mongers, stock-jobbers, and
That, from the extent of the surface of
the State, it will be next too impossible to
make laws of a general nature which will
not be injurious to the pastoral interests of
the northern counties.
Correspondence of the Advertiser.
HA M BURG, Dee. 2, 1851.
The Cotton Market last week was rather
buoyant some days, owing to favorable advices
from Europe, and prices ranged as high as 83
for fully fair cotton; but the home market not
sustaining the advance it has since operated a
gainst buyers, and prices have settled down tc
71 for fully fair.-Market closing rather dull al
BAcoN-We notice a slight decline in this ar
tiele. Stock on hand sufficient for the demand
Corn still keeps up at 90 cents.
MAXaIzD, on Thursday evening', 20th Nov.,
by R ev. J. F. Peterson, Dr. J. Y. HaxENasoNr
of Edlgefield,'to Miss EL.rzaBEsi A. IIxoGis
oldest dasughter-otM. M. Higgins, of Newberrf
blaARRZD, on Thursday; the- 27th Nov., by
Rev. D. D. Brunson, Mr. RENJMUN Roena and
Miss Esrnira, daughter of Capt. Douglas Robt
crtson, all of this District.
Butler Lodge, No. 17 I, 0 0 F
A Regular meeting of this Lodge
wdll be held on Monday evening nex
Sat 7 oelocCk.
~ A. G. TEAGUE, See'y.
Dec4 1851 tf 46
Rich French Embroideries,
AND LADIES' DRESS GOODS.
SNOWDEN & SHEAR,
HI AVE received a beautiful assortment ol
L F rench Embroideries and Ladies' 1Dress
Goods, among which are
Ladies' Embroidered Chimasetts, with Collars
Ladies' Embroidered Frilled Muslin Collars,
of new and beautiful styles;
ILdies' Embroidered French Lawn Ilandker
chiefs, of elegant styles ;
Silk and Cotton Illusion Laces, and White
Crapes, for Ladies' Evening Dresses ;
Rich plaid Spnn Silks, a beautiful article for
Ladies' arid .i isses' Dresses ;
Lupin's plain French Merinos and DeLaines,
mn a great variety of colors;
Rich printed fleLaines anid Cashmeres, for
Ilies' Dresses ;
Rich black Brocade and fancy plaid Silks ;
Superior lai~n White Satin, for Ladies Dresses
Ladies' Rich Velvet Cloaks and Mantillas ;
do Silk Mantillas (some at very low prices
do white, black. and col'd Crape Shaws;
Sdo Scotch and Bay State plaid Shawls, of
Fancy arid Mode Colored Thiibet Wool Shawls,
with heavy silk Fringe;
.Ladies' white arid black Lace, and black Love
Saperior black Alpaens and black Merinos;
Lupin's superior black Boambazinies, and black
With a variety of other articles suitable for
the present scason, to which they respectfully
invite the attention of the public.
Dee 4 tf 46
House Painting !!!
T HE Subscriber resp~etfully offers his servi
ces as a 110USE PA INTE R, to the citi
zens of Edgefield. Hie will contract to Paint
Houses, (both inside and out) and all .other
Painting in its various branches, on asm reasona
ble terms as the times will admit of, and in a
workmanlike manner. Any one wishing to!"en
gage his services will please address their let
ters to the undersigned, at Graniteville.
EUGENE B. BELL.
Dec t 46
Window Glass and Putty.
0BOXES WINDOW GLASS, just re
eVceived direct from the Manufactory. If
you wish to replace the Glass that have been bro
ben out of your window's, now is the time to do
it, and this is the place to get Glass and Putty.
For sale cheap by (G. L. PE2NN, AGENT.
Dee 4 -tf 46
([b KEGS, nrs.orted sizes, just received and
UJU ini Store, which were purchased unsually
low, arnd arc oftered for sale at a small advance,
by G. L. PENN, AENsT.
Dec 4 . tf 46
FOR tire ensuing year, a small COTTAGE,
now aceupied by Mr. R. SnAr.
E. J. MIS.
n ec er 4
FOR YOUNG LADIE!
REV. CHARTES A, RAYMOND,
H E Second Session will commenee on the
9th of January 1852.
The Trustees congratulate themselves, their
friends and the public, on what they now con
sider the permanent establishment of an institu
tion of learning of so high a character in their
District. The benefits which:their own children
with others, have experienced during the past
Session, enables them with the greater'conli
dence, to recommend the Institution to the pat
ronage of the community.
The School was opened on the 18th of.Sep
tember last, with thirty-one Pupils, and han
since been gradually increasing. It is confident
ly expected that the number in attendaiie wi
be greatly increased during the next Sessioar.
The Institute building now contains seven
rooms, all of which have been built, and are
used, for purposes of Instruction.
A fine apparatus; a large collection of Maps;
Anatomical Charts, Globes, &e ;.a Museum of
Natural History; a Cabinet of Minerals and
Shells; furnish unusual facilities for ac-u1ring
a practical knowledge of the different branches
The course of Study is of an elevated charac
ter, and more comprehensive, than that of most
female institutions of the highest reputation. -
The PRNCPAL devotes the whole of his time
to the super:ision and instruction of the various
The Assistants are experienced in their dife
rent Departments, and those only of known' sue
ccss in teaching are employed.
The Academical year is divided into Sessions
of 14 weeks eqch. It is of great importance
that the student be present at the commence
ment of the Session. The Classes are then
formed, and a few weeks delay may affect the
standing of the pupil throughout the year.
For Tuition in the Primary Department, 1st Di
vision, per Fession,.............5 00
" Tuition in the Primary Department,
2nd Division,.................... 7 00
" Tuition in the Academic Department, 12 00
" " " Collegiate " . 15 00
Lessons'on the Piano and use of Instrum'nt 18 00
Modern Languages. each,............ 8 00
Drawing and Sketching from Nature,.... 8 00
Painting in Oils, Portrait and Landscape, 15,00
Use of A pparatus,................... 2 00
Fuel and care of Buildings,............ 50
Good Boarding can he obtained in the Vil
lage including lights, washing, fuel,
&c., at (per month).............. 10 00.
Pupils entering near the middle or close of
of the Session, are charged from the time of -
entrnnce to the end of tihe Session. No dedue
tion for absence, or other causes, but at-the dis- -
cretion of the Principal.
All bills for Tuition, &c., aro payhble at ti
close of each Session.
Books, Stationary and Music, can be obtaied
in the Village at reasonable prices.
The Department of Music is under the super
vision of one of the most accurate and accom
plished teachers in the State; and -if'is believed
that unusual facilities are afforded for acquiring
a thorough knowledge of thisl2iffieult -soience.
In addition to regular private lessons, the pupils
in this department are divided into classes, and
taught on the plan of Pestalozzi. .
They devote much time to exercises, adapted.
to train the ear. and the voice, and. to impart an
easy and brilliant execution.
If they persue the presrib.d course Of rnusi
cal instruction, they acquire the ~art 'offeding.-..
They are required to be regulaandsstemast
ic in practising .daily at the Tustitute. -
The training and cultivation, of the voice,
receive an -innusuul degree of attention. The
science of -Elocution is here applied, in develop
ing the voice for singing, with great effect.'
The Institution has been almost weekly visited
by a large number of the .ladies and gentlemen
of our village, who have invariably expressed
the highest degree of satisfaction, at what they
have heard and seen of the proficiency of the
Pupils and the arrangement of the Institute.
And the Trustees have only to add in conclu
sion, that while in their opinion, there are many
institutions of learning deservedly popular in our
State, yet there arc none which can furnish
greater or more substantial advantages to young
Ladics thtan that under the charge of Mr. RAY-.
- N. L,. GRfTFFIN.
S. F. GOODE,
R. T. MIMS.' .J
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'IHE exercises of this Tnstitutionz will be re
.sumed the second Monday in January,
1851, under the sup~ervision of Rev. JonN S.
PaESStY. The sclholastle year will consist o
This A cademy is located near the main Road
leading frn A nderson C. I.. to' Lowndesville,
in Abbeville District, sixteen miles from the for
mer and nine from the latter.
Rates of Tuition.
Common hranches of English Edueation, per
atnnum,....................... 9 00
Including the above, with English Gram
mar and Geography,.............12 00
Latin, Greek, and Mathematies,...20 00
Rev. J. C. CurtL1as, r Wtt. Sugaan,
Wat'. Tr-rvun, | Jonis BrLACK,
KELL.Y SULIirvan, iEwIAn WILLrIAMS,.
Dr. J. HI. REID, I F. A. Youse.
Dec 2 4t 46
T H E Estate of WV. W. Walling .deceased,
being derelict, I shall proceed to hire at
John A. Houston's Hotel, in Hamburg, on
Tuesday, the 30th day of December, seven or
Likly Young Negro Fellows.
One of the number a'~good Bricklayer, a good -
Wagoner and *Briek Mtoulders and Burners,
and, perhaps, some Women, Girls and Boys,
for the year 1852. -
Further particulars made known on. the day
of hireing. JOHN HILL. Adm'r.,
With the-Will annexed.
'De 44t 46.
W ILL be sold, by the consent of parties, en.
Monday, the 22d day of December next,
at the late residence of Mrs. Sarah Miles, deo'd.,
all the personal property of said deceased, con
THIRTEEN LIKELY NEGROES
Stock of Horses and Cattle, 'and half of the -
present Crop of Corn, Household and Kitchen
Furniture, with other articles not numerated.
Terms made known on the day of sale.
LEWIS J. MILES.
D e e 4 . St ~- 46~
ALL persons indebted to the estate of DaielrI
ABouknight, dee'd., will please .make pa'y
ment, as we wish to make a settlement of the -
estate by the first of January.
The notes and accouints, are in the haads f
R. 1B. B~ouknight. Those having demand., will
present them to him for payment.
WM. BOUKN!GHT, ~
R. B. BOUTKNIGBT. Ex'or?.
Dee 4 . t 4An.
From the South Carolinian.
That Platforni at Last.
We have been often told by our co-opera
tion friends, when talking of the defeat of
secession, to " wait until we saw their plat
form." We had become somewhat inpa
tient, but at last have the satisfaetion of lay.
ing before our readers the long expected
document. The late hour at which we re
ceived it. prevents any comments to-day.
We quote from the Charleston Standard the
proccedings of the meeting held here:
"At a meeting of the co-operation party,
held at Columbia, on the evening of Satur
dlay, the 29th instant, the Hon1. Langdon
Cheves, Hon. R. W. Barnwell, Chancellor J.
Johnson, Col. Jas. Chesnut, Jr., Col. T. N.
Dawkins, A. P. Aldrich, and the Hon. John
Townsend, who, at a previous meeting, had
been appointed a committee to report mat
ters for the action of the meeting, submitted
the following preamble and resolutions,
which were adopted:
The committee of seven beg leave to.re
That, in the present aspect of affairs;
they deem it inexpedient to do more than to
indicate by a few simple resolutions the
platform upon which, aecording to their
judgment, the people of' South Carolina
have p)laced themselves by the recent elee
1. Rcsohred, That we regard the State
as having decided, that whilst the right of
seceding is fundamental and indisputable,
the exercise of it by a single State, without
well grounded assurance of the concurrence
and support of other States, is not the ap
propriate remedy for existing grievances, nor
the sufficient safeguard against those which
menace us in the future, and that any at
tempt, either directly or indirectly, to accom
plish this purpose, would be made in con
travention of the clear declaration of the
2. Resolred, That we regard the State
as having decided that concert of action
among the slaveholding States, or a sufficient
number of them to make their action effec
tual; is essential to remedy existing evils,
and to protect themselves against those
which impend over them, and that a co-ope
ration among them for these purposes-ought
to be earnestly sought after and promoted.
3. Resnlred, That the State maintains a
deep and indignant sense of the grievances
and dangers which oppress and assail her,
and perseveres in her determination to re
move and avert them, so soon as the co
operation of other slaveholding States shall
give to her action, efficiency, and render her
4. Resolhed, That we regard these de
clarations of the public will as having taken
away the causes which separated those who
advocated separate secession from those who
advocated co-operation, and that we shall
feel sincere satisfaction should they now
unite in pursuing that line of policy which
the State has marked out for herself, in
strict accordance with the principle hereto
fore maintained by the State.
4. Resolred, That we think it expedient
that the organization of those who desire to
promote co-operation should be preserved.
J. S. PRESTON, Chairman.
J. D. AsHMoRE, Seeretary.
What the Patriot Thinks,
We extrnet the following paragraph from
the Greenville Patriot of the 24th, Nov. says.
" Will the State Convention be convened
by the Legislature ? We think not. The
fiery spirits in the Legislature, the true se
cessionists willscorn thie,idea of ..otjth Car
olina msembling in Conveinion to' declare
her anbmission, and take her "step back
wn~mrd !" The co-operationists willI vote against
it, becanse it would be calling into existence
a power over which they have no control.
The Union men, in nunihers hardly to be
counted in the Le-gislature., will of course
oppose amll revolutionary movmeints. So,
between the odds and endis of parties, wve
think there will be a majority in the Legisla
ture opposed to the calling together of the
" What., thenm, will the Legislature do?
In reference to otur federal relations, we
think it would be as well, as an Irishman in
Greenvile said last winter about Col. Mem
minger's plan of waiting ten year.-, "1to look
to the Lord and/le dismissed." Paddy thought
after heairing the Colonel's war speech in the
Court House in November, that there wvould
certa~inly be a fight before the first of January.
His :amaizement was profound when thme Col.
had developed his plan of nction in the Le-gis
hat ure, and told us that if we got tinder way,
atid stood a faLir chance of a light after ten
years' agitation and patient waiting, we should
be doing very well. If that be the case, said
thme fiery son of Erin, "let us look to the
Lo'rd and be dismissed."
The enlline of the Convention cannot be
avoided, in our opinion, anti we think if South
Carolina is determined to declare her sub
missision, the most manly course would be
preferable. If she is determined to take a
step baekward, let it b)e in the broad face of
day ; and not by shirking a responsibility on
the part of those who have sought and in
Pat was right: if we are to be kept ten
years agitating for a direct issue, far better
that it, should be dismissed at once. We
have had enough of " wair speeches," such
as that referred to above ; but it would be
capping the elimax of the incongruous posi
tion of onr fiery orators for t hen now, by their
failure to sunmon the Convention, to indi
cate that, in all their superfluous patriotism
-the.y meant nothing.
But the position ot the action party of the
State is such that we do not feel obliged to
give counsel. With the leaders of the co
operation party rests the onus of direerting
thme policy of the State. The assume that
they know the popular wvill, and that they are
its trute exponents. By no special plen'ding,
equivocation or shirking can they avoid the
high responsibility they moved heaven and
earth to obtaini; and to the people of the
State, both friends and opponents they must
give a satisfactory reason for the faith they
LATER FROM TEXAS.--We received last
evening by the steamship Louisiana, Capt.
Forbes, Galveston papers to thme 21st inst.
The Nucces Valley of; the 15th reports
that Capt. G. K. Lewis, with a reinforcement,
had arrived at the Rio Grande during the
Col. Ford, with a body guard, had ar
rived at Corpus Chiristi from Matamoros.
He was recoveritng from the effects of his
The Legislature has done nothing yet of
interest out of the State, and very little of
interest in it. A proposition has been intro
duced to build r, new capitol of brick or
In relation to the State debt, the Galves
ton News of thme 2ist says:
Wec understand that there is a very gen
eral disposition among the members of the
Legislature to pay the second class creditors
of the State ont of the five millions already
received from the United States Treasury,
and to let thme first class have their recourse
tothie General Government, which has ac
knowied its liability to Day that class.