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Arrival of the Steamer Humbolt.
BALTIMORE, Feb. 2. 1852.
The Humbolt arrived at Halifax to-day,
with her rudder damaged in a storm. The
sales in Liverpool on the 12th were 12,000
bales, with a firm and animating demand.
1,000 bales of American were taken for ex
port. Wheat and corn had advanced 6d a
is. American flour Is.
Trade in the manufacturing districts
The London Times says that nothing can
save the present Ministry, unless there is r
liberal modification of the Cabinet. The
News say tho Government will express In
nianly terms to the American 'Government
its disapproval of the Prometheus outrage,
and degrade the perpetrator.
In France, the President has issued a de
cree, dissolving the National Guard, and
stating that he will organize them when he
wants them to maintain the public order.
Victor Hugo, Changarnier, Thiers, Girar
din, and 620 representatives, are banished
from France. Arrests are daily made. In
fact Napoleon is producing a perfect reign of
terror, and using despotic power before pro
claiming himself Emperor. The French
funds have fallen.
MEXICO AND THE TEnUANTEPEC CANAL.
-It is stated in the Rio Bravo that the fol
lowing bill has been introduced into the
Art. 1. The Executive will proceed to open
negotiations with the Government of her
Britannic Majesty, for the purpose of verify
ing the opening of the Isthmus of Tehnante
Art. 2. Of this agreement the following
cases are necessary:
1. The British Government shall bind it
self to open the canal within a special time
losing its right shounld it fail to comply; it.
1shall bind itself to pay tie capital and interest
of the foreign delit from the day the contract
is signed; it shall erect the fortifications the
Government of Mexico may detign as Co-m
venient to its safety andsecnrity, and it shall
succor Mexico in the case of any invasion
tendiag to deprive her of the right to those
lands of Tehuantepec and to the canal.
2. The Mexican Nation faicilitates its Tstl
mus for the only purposes indicated ; it shall
maintain in a military iost of no less than
two hundred men to protect the work : it
shall give the forces that may be necessary
to cover the forts, and cedes the duties im
posed for crossing the Isthmus, as well
as others it might receive in favor of Great
Britain, for the time that may be sufficient to
satisfv the amount of the debt, and the in
demnieation that way be stipulated as a
INrFoniATION WANTa D.-WillI iam Water
bury, of Louisville, Ky., writes to the Post
master of Macon. asking information con
cerning a mni of the nane of Finley, who
came to Louisville, the 1st of June, 1S43,
bringing with him two girls named Mlargaret
and Clementine, the one seven and the other
three years of ago, whom, after a week's
stay, lie left with Mr. W. The said Finley
has not since been heard from, and the chil
dren being noW 16 and 12 years of age, are
anxions to be restored to their friends, it*
they have any iving. The nother of the
girls lived in Texas, and when they were
first brought to Mr. Waterbury's house, the
elder often spoke of her brother, Augustus
belonged to some sociaty there, abotut thme
years 1836 or 1837. Margaret said that her
mother died as well as sho can recollect, in
Cincinnati, Texams. Papers friendly to the
eause of the orphan will please copy this
A COMiPLETE SE.LL.-It appears that onr
neighbors at Atugnsta, have beeni sadly vic
timized by a strolling imposter. The Con
stitutionalist gives the following version of
the afflir. The editor says:
We advertised in ont last a perfrmance
1>y the French Opera Troupe at Concert Hall.
It turned out that thme troupe conmsisted of one
man, a sharp-faced little French or German
Jewv, (a disgrace to his race,) with coal black
hair large lRoman no'se. andl weighing about
one hundred and ifteen or one hitndred amnd
twenty pounds. Hie so!d tickets until he
receiv'ed the amount of forty or fiftv dollars,
when lhe turned over his pr'ofitable'stand to
his doorkeeper, a German he piicked tip in
this city, and went on tihe stage to comminenee
the performance. Unfoirtunattely for those;
present, there w~as a back door to the stage,
throtigh which lhe made his exit in haste,
and nothing has since been heard of him.
We understand committees have beent ap
pointed to watch the Georgia amid Carolina
Railroads this morning and a committee will
also proceed to Aiken ; and should lhe be
overhatnhed, being of light frame, we think
he will get what he richly deserves, a coat of
tar and feathers, and a decent rail ride.
FuUFE IN GILLISeNvTLLE.-The Savannah
Evening Journal h:as been informed thiat a
fire occurred at Gillisonville, Beaufort Dis
trict, in this State, on the 27th it, entirely
consuming the dwelling of F. WV. Fickling,
esq. The cause of the fire is not known ;
it having been first discoveredl in one of thme
up stairs rooms, almost simultanicotisly with
the bursting out of the flames on the roof of*
the building. By the active exertions of the
villagers, the fire, which soon extende~d to
the out buildings, was extingruished without
any considerable difficulty; but we regret to
learn that it spread so rapidly to all parts of
the dwelling, that the most of the contentsI
were involved in the ruin. The tire was
first diseovered at about 8 o'clock at night
IIobriDES.-On Sunday fast, we under
stand, an altercation occurred in Richmond
county, North Carolina, near the State line,
between Jacob Brigman and D). McInnis,
which terminated in the instant death of the
latter, by a gunshot wound inflicted by the
On the same day, a negro belonging to
Gen. James Gillespie, of Marlboro district,
wasj murdered by another negro belonging to
the same gentleman.--Cheraw Gazette.
MELANCHoLY AcelDENT.-We regret to
leamn that Dr. J. B. Hunter, post-master at
Bethel, in this District, was oin Saturday
evening last thrown from a horse, from the
efrects of which fall he died in a few hours.
Dr. H. had a leg amputated sonme years ago,
which rendered hnn, in a measure, incapable
of managing a runaway horse, as in this in
stance. IHe was a native of County Derry,
Ireland, but came to-this- country very young,
and was at the time of his death near 49 yearsr
age. ie was a gentleman of engaging man
ners, and a kind and attentive P'hysician-hec
has left a large family, and numerous frieinds|
to sympathize with them in their affliction.j
27 EruD OF THE FARCE.-A despatch from
Lancaster, Pa., states that the bills preferred f a
against the Christiana prisoners for murder V
andl riot were retnrned on the 23d inst., by b
tho Grand Jnry, "rno bills," and all the pri- j tl
sonera wero. discharged by John L. Thomp-' fi
EDGEFIELD, . C.
THURSDAY, FFBRUARY 5,1852.
tWiP Mr. Joiin SEN-rELL, is our authorized
kgent to collect all monies due this Office, either
or Advertising, Subscription or Job Work, and
ive Recipts for the same.
COP WE call attention to the beautiful effusion
if our "ROSE COTTAC-r6" friend. We sympa'
hise with her entirely in her appreciation of NA
IOLEON'S treatment of the brilliant Etripress.
WE are much obliged to " J. A. C." for his
iketch. It is unavoidably excluded this week, but
;hall appear in our next. Will not " J. A. C."
give us a series?
The poem, from our fair friend, upoii the " SEA
GUI.L," should have been published this week
instead of the blank verse on "JOSEPHINE"
but, by accident, the latter was set up first.
r~jr WE Call the attention of our readers to
the communication of Mr. Sr.tNN in to-day's pa
per. As usual he says what lie means, and means
what ha says. Ihis course will certainly be ap
proved by the community.
"THE SILENCE EXPLAINED."
TitE Southern Standard has a bitter and (to our
view) an uncalled-for article in a late number, in
which lie undertakes to expose the reasons of the
present silence of the South Carolina Press in re
ference to political matters. The editor's lien
seems to have been dipped in gall, while engaged
in manufacturing this tirade against the unoiffend.
ing Secessionists. Does the Standard fatten on
intestine strife, that he thus seeks to excite the
passions of those, who should act towards each
other with the fairness and confidence of honora
ble brothers ! Soth Carolinians (the peopl, we
mean) have buried their late feud, and are earn
estly de'irous of blotting it from memory's pace.
C-tinnot the Standard (the people's ever-faithful
servant) consent to the popular reconciliation !
We canfot conceive why any one should struggle
to keep up this denunciatory spirit 1 Talk about
" stabbing our State !" Who does this more deep
ly than the man who foments discord among our
selves We hope the Standard will subdue his
W: find this week, among our many pamphlets
and exchanges, several new ones worthy of a
The Wtta A.X~A.tc for 1853, hy GnrEI.v &
Mc.EtRartr, is among the nunber-and without
nny reference ti the name it hears or the heads
which compiled it. we must pronounce it an ex
cellent and uieful manualharrinethe dissetma
tion of Mr. GnRri.v upon the question, " Why
am I a Whig !" Even this last is well written but
fountded upin unsoind premises. The condensed
statements of tihe condition, expenses, prospects
&c.. of the American Government and of the
American people are very valuable for reference.
The Ananac also contains much interesting mat
ter in referenea- to the Governmeunts of hrurope.
From accurate calculations given in this little
work, it appears that England, Fr.aice and Ger
many arc much more dteeply in debat and moure
heavily taxed -.hian all other countries.
in Inell wC wn! entiaT~ U jaaUwahi Ile..' "ecK.
It is shown that there are naow completed and
in operattion, ini the Unaited States, ten thtousatnd
anal eighty-seven mtiles of Rtait-Road.
From ana article on " Co'nstructive Milenge" we
gather that several hundred thousanad d,.llars have
been paid out of our great Treasury, to Senators
alone, for journays ne-rer pierformecd-all of it
without the shadoaw of reason. atia a portiotn of
it withmut even the pretence oaf law, If this he
corret-if the Setnaturs of the United States are
liable to a charge which ahtnsm amounts to pecu
laion, may we nait well exclain, " Oha, tempora
Thec Standing Army of Russia, according to
the authority of Mr. G's Almaanac, is aane-thaird
of the whaole artmed farce of lEuraope. Thaiink of
that, ye brawlers for itatervcentima!
From an article on Califairaaia. we fid that the
mines of that " El D~aramdo" yielded in I1850 aboutt
$18,000,000 worth oaf gold dust, andl it is probabale
that thae yield of 1851 was near $75,000,000. Nor
has the devotion to gohl pr,-vented altogether
agricultural progress in C.alifornia. Ont a single
farni. consistinag of Sn~ ores, in the Santa Clare
valley. the crops of last year amnountead to S200,
lh00 at a cost of $50,000. Among them, were
120,000 butshels of potatoes. 6,000 bushels of
nioins, .3. tons of pumpkins, 5,000 bushtels of,
barley, 10800cabbages, 6t00 chickens, 1,200 eggs,
an over 1,000 pouttds of garden seeds. If this
be the truth, who wouald tnot sing
"Oh ('alafurny, :hat'sa the hatnd for mc."
Uuat enough of (R EEI.Ev's Altnaiac.
The " CisnxK's .To',mn.tr." has also just been
received and is h,a-fore us. Thais is a weekly of
sighat pag-es, published in Ne w York at $2 a year
in adlvanc'e. It is printed on beauttifulty smtooth
paper-the typographaical execuationi is excellent,
nd thae reading inatter compares favorab~ly with
that oaf ,simailar cotempoararies. We are glad to
add it to our exchaange list.
The aa S-r.it aIN -rugs Wres-r" haas also beeni re
meived. It is pulialbea in Cincinnati, anal edited
by JorIas A. Gr;a.EY. Price S~2 per annum in
Thae "C(irlt.s's PaPrn," pubished by the
American Tract .Society, alro deserves commen
lation for its taeatness and finish. It is what
nighit be called a pretty little paper with pretty
ittle lessons and pretty little picttures for pretty
ittle children. Terms-tn copies monthly for a
rear to one address, S1.
A3IUSEMENTS ON SATURDAY LAST,
Tuts Fox chase, whiicha we hermcaed last wveek,
vas a failuire. Gentleman Reynard, red thotugh
i was, failed to " make tracks." Hie preferred
' making fight" and was consequently murdered
vithout delay by a greedy pack of hounds. in
tad of trusting to his heels, he foolishly turned
pon his pturstuers at the beginning of the race,
md the beginning wvas therefore lais end. Bunt
nasmuch as a large number of huintsmen had
:oe out for a little sport, and the weather was
in and bracing, it was determiined to have a
ace of some kinda at all hazards; and so the fox
va skinned-antd one of thec company tooak the
nd of a string, thae other end of which was tied
:round one end of thes skin of the animal which
lad just ended its terrestrial career-and the
ider dashed off' at a furious pace-anad in twenty
dnutes the dogs were turned loose-and the
base was up. Although but an indifferent sub
itute for a real chase, yet thaere was some excite
tent and some falling off of horses, and a pretty
ood cry. But it was a failture after all.
In the afternoon, a real (not a " Bengal Tiger"
SMr. SaoxAtN would sing) butt a real wild-cat
-as turned out of his cago to contend with a
race of the hounds whifch had made music int
e early morn. The- ring was formed, and the
ght begun and rerminated without harm to any,
and he forthwith galloped off to an adjoining
swamp. Again was the whoop raised, the dogs
were of, and in a few brief moments the cat was
overtaken, when the closing act of the days' per
formances came on. This was another fight be.
tween a dozen dogs on one side and the poor
solitary cat on the other. But the cat was not
killed, nor were the dogs scratched. Terrible
fighting that! And so ended this thrillingly in
"NUMBERI ONE."---CIHAPTERl I,
Tuis is not the first of a series of essays as our
caption would seem to indicate. But it is a single,
brief chapter upon a cant phrase of the day
which phrase is sometimes given with the prefix
of the first letter of the alphabet, thus: "A-num.
her one." And to how many things, and in how
many various ways is this favorite slang expres
sion now applied ? Does the farmer wish to con
vey to his neighbor a distinct idea of the high
value he places upon a select piece of ground ?.
"-It is A-number one." Does the merchant de.
sire to let some customer know that any given
article is unequivocally fine and genuine! "It is
A-number one." I1as the physician faith in a
particular remedy in a particular case, and is he
striving to impart that faith to a doubting patient?
" It is A-number one." Ilas the tailor a vest
pattern or a fancy scarf which ie would com
mend in the most emphatic terms to some gay
gallant? " It is A-number one." Has the shoe.
maker a pump-soled boot which ie feels certain
stands unrivalled in its line I " It is A-number
one.' Hias the trader a girl w% hom he is wishing
to palm off upon soime moneyed purchaser as a
perfect factotum ! " She is A--number one." Ts
there a dog in the huntsran's pack upon which
ie particularly prides himself! " Old Charley Is
A-number one." Does the 'gourmand' believe
that lie eats the best prepared meals in the parish,
and wouldl he vatut the praises of his culinary
goddess ? " My cook, Dinah, is A-number one."
Would the hard-pushed creditor press upon some
ustrious skin-flint a note of hand which he be
lieves to lie as good as gold ! " It is A-number
one." Ani thius has the lawyer his " A-number
one" client-the artist his " A-number one"
model-the musician his " A number one" sona
ta-and even the parson his " A--nnmber one"
discourses for select occasionS.
We suppose, of course, that by this expression,
it is intended to convey an idea several degrees
beyond the superlative-which might be denomi
nated the extra-superlative degree of comparison.
And in truth, cockney-ish though it be, yet does
this same Americanism subserve a very good pur
pose in this extra-superlative age. It has a mean
ing of its own, which saves the necessity of
lengthened panegeryc to the telegraphic spirits of
the day. It is a short-hand mode of speaking, as
it were. And as hang as it is kept in its legilimate
sphere, we shall not approve of condemning its
use-anil that sphere we regard to be on the line
of rail-rotid routes-in the thoiroutghfares anti
business places of citi-s, and even on the public
squares anti piazzas of our little villages. In sueh
places we maintain that it is not only admissable
but useful, if it were for nothing else than saving
tongue-labor. Elsewhere it is out of place, and
sometimes even ludicrous. Especially is it so
nhen carried into the parlor or boudoir. Indeed
it then becomes supremely ridiculous. Think of
a fond father and a tender mother leaning over
their sleeping infant-and imagine that while the
mother is murmuring gentle praises of its inno
cent smiles, its dimpled cheeks, its silken locks,
efIect!-Follow that loving couple to the recess of
one of those curtained windows, and hear their
low and soft coriings as they wander through the
sweet mazes of a first love. The fair one has
just adrnitted, in beautiful terms, ti sheirecipro
entes the feelings of hter lover-and, while the
blush of feminine modesty stuffleses hter face at the
very thought of her confession, lhe replies, " Oh
may chtarmner! did'nt 1 always tell the b'htys that
yott wa ani " A--Number One" gal ?" Who
wonuld.not say " Kill him-thte vulgar scanmp."
See that lovely girl seating herself at the piano.
and listen to the meclodiotts tones of her cultivated
voice as she wvarbles some beautiful air from
"Ernaini" or "Norma," or some other popular
Opera. She has ceased singing, and while the
vari'ous exclamtations of " delightful," "entran
cine," "idivitne," &c., are droppiug fro~m the lips
oif hter tratnsportedh admuirers. htearksen to the voice
of that fellowv ini the hack-ground who sings out.
with nasal twang, his favorite laudation-" A
nnmholer one." What a sudidetn lettitng down of
every thing like refincment or seniment ! litit we
have said enongh to show our appreciation or thie
phrase under consideration-how far we regari it
ntissable-andi tunder what ci rctumstances we
deem it culpable. The same remnarks will apply
to many other phrases of the day-and we con
clude this chapter by saying in reference to all of
them, that great care shotuld he used itn limiting
their tuse as above hitnted. If any one find him
self becoming so fond of them that he cannot
avoid interlarding htis discourse with them even
whenpropriety tells htim lie should nut do so, then
let imn banish them at once from his vocabulary.
Andl matny would have given thtis advice at the
ott-set. But we think as we have wvritten.
There is still another andI a very different mean
ing attachted to this same expression, which wve
propose to speak of btiefly in another chapter.
"NUMB1ER ONE."-CHIA PTER I I.
TuA:r care of "usmber one," is the motto of
ninety-nine men out of a.hiundlred. And this
notto may, in the majority of cases, be inter
preted as meaning " take care of self at all risks
-at the risk of injuring others in every imagina
ble0 manner-at the risk of bringing the aged to
their graves in misery-at the risk of tempting
the youthful into the path. dissipation and
profigacy- -at the risk of forcing the widow to
wear out her life in a hard struggle to procture
subsistence for hterself and her helpless children
at the risk of neglecting the dutties due to society
-at the risk of transgressing the laws of Heaven
and tranmpling them uitder foot-and, so'metimes,
at the risk of selling one's soul to the Devil. At
all risks, " take care of Ntinber One."
it has been said that " every vice is but a vir
tue carriedl to excess." Althouigh this may seem
paradoxical at first view, yet it is far from being
an absolute sophism. The principle of which
we are speaking aflords one illustration of that
maxim's soundness. -To take due care of one's
person and property has been called the "first
law of nature," and it is certainly both a duty
and a virtue to do this faithfutlly. But to makce
use of that principle to gloss over the inhuman
persecution of the needy andl suffering-to stifle
the dictates of charity andl generosity-to excuse
a miserly gloating over notes and bank-bills-to
palliate the crimes of usury andI swindling,
amounts to a vice of the deepest dye. And yet
the'e vicious excesses tony have sprtung from
haits wvhicht, in their incipiency, wvere right andl
proer. So much for the philosophy of the prin
Bupte its practical workings differ as ,idely as
In the calm suggestions of sotund reason from the
reiks and fancies of Lunacy. The good man,
cting uipon the principle of "taking care of
iumber one,"' looks to the welfare of his soul arid
le peace of a quiet conscience, in all lisi calcu
atios-andi he is led thereb'yto combine, with a
..-, .e..n.,- of i. vorMdly means, a. spirit of en
lightened liberality and self-sacranficig charity.
Ile feels that there are cafes where temporal losses
should be volunteered for the securing of his ex
peace while on earth ani his happiness hereafter. g
The bad man, acting upon the same principle, wi
has an eye only to the aggrandisement of the er(
tangible goods of time and sense--to the outward r
display of opulenCe-or to outstripping the avari. an
cious demons in human flesh who have gone be- ow
fore him, and whose example has maddened him
with the desire of seeing cringing creditors obe
dient to his heck and bidding., lie is blinded by an
the god of this world, and' he remprselessly sil
crushes everything that prevents him from grow- M
ing richer--richer-richer. -It seldom matters sal
with him whether guilt is incurred by himself or co
woe entailed upon the weak by his ruthless on
ward march. His consolation is, that he is only ow
" taking care of number one."-The good and hIt
the brave mats will venture far for the succour of go
the oppressed and the relief of the innocent. He th
will even dare to enter the vale of temporal ad- of
Versltv if It be necessary for these purposes. For ric
there.,j his honor are preserved, and that is his es
"number one." The bad and cowardly man will pr
ensconce himself in his gilded nest and look
away from scenes which mighit tend to draw him
within the range of the slightest hazard. For
thereby his ease and safety is preserved, and
these make up with him the "-number one" of his
existence.-But we are serm'onizing perhaps be- fit
yond the reader's patience. We therefore con. ga
elude this second chapter by 'wishing for its all a
proper view of the real dutiies implied by the if
maxim, "Take care of number one." so
Suici is the proclamatiin we hear issued. every
norning, through the "Cock's shrill clarion."
One of our Roosters insista upon varying the ex
pression elightly-but, as a general thing. " Cock
a-doodle-doo" is the word. Now the question
arises, " what is the interpretation of that chick
en sliout !" We answer, "Let every one explain to)
it as best suits himself. AVe do'nt intend to bi
"make the eftfrt."-Bhit, under this caption, we so
merely desired to make an enquiry or two, to 11
which we hope some skilful poultry-raiser will
speedily respond. Ist, Are- not game chickens ti
better in most respects than any other kind ! For d
quantity of eggs 1 For delkicncy of flesh ? For (i
rapidity of growth ? 2nd, T- nor the Charleston OT
hulla-bulsl'o about big fowls all fudge I Are not P
the large kinds coarser. sloer in laying, and in
ferior to our common breeds in every respect ex- b
cept size ! 3rd, Is there any plan by which liens
can be induc'd to lay two eggs a day? ti
watrrtEN FOR TnE: ADVEtTIsEa.
Each lear that clusters o'er thine ived towers
Reveals a history of woman's wrngs,
It every passing breeze ar(quiemn floats
Bewailing her sad1 fate whoreigned supreine
O'er thee Mahnaison !t
Chillon's prisoned bard s
Or she who gave to the ideal world
The fair Corinna. sure had failed to paint tl
E'en with their glowing en, the bright day11
That clustered round thygeart. swert Josephine! F
And lent thy face a glow more radiant than b
The coronet o'er thine inijperial brow h
Ere yet amsbition had-its fig Unfurled
O'er the sold chle tjnnd s "bruud dlornain,
b~rounn n itskold "beart of himr
The rich coalli
And crimson flush that dhyed thy soft fair cheek, i
A nd large ular k Itustrousi eye, bespoke a heairt ~
Warmi as the deep blue skies that canopied ti
Thy tropie home. , -.b
Napoleon sought that heart,
A nd~ link by litik ho wove the szitering chntin
Oif love, that biound thee tos hsim fast and sur'e, ~
Tightninig the fatal coils until each puslse a
Qive'red its fenrful ee'staey', aind thient p
lie cast thee from him as a thinig of naught i
signing thec fatal cotmpaet with a hatnd"
Red with the gore of thousandls.
Ilis false heart ti
Dring to sundiser bonds which heaven forbad'e a
With coo'l deliberation added then '
Ts Isis o'ertlowinsg cataiogue of sins
The blighstinig cr'imse of perjury.
Poor Queen ! a
Towv eru'-hed andl braised thy worse than h
widow'd heart, itr
To~ see anothiler tus usurp the plhace i
That once wass all thiine owts. A nd then the taunit ,
The rudie instuhinig boast to trace to thoue
Iow like unsto hsimself the wished for heir, ai
Iow he basic fair to be a fitting onse al
To wield the sceptre. d
But alas, thou did1'st
Show one great wetikniess, that of lsvintg on
The tyranst who forsook thee-to hate him
Hand been itn thee uunwomnany. andsu too'
Thou couldst noit have despised hsimi, for thy soul a
Was all too good and pure ;but why not shiow It
That calm indifference that brooks neglect 11
A nid makes the recreant feel the shaspened sting
Of keen remsorse? ?h
But oh ! thou wvert avenged til
When a lone sea-girt isle held the protud heart mi
Which like the insatiate Macedonian
Wept for other worls to conquer. til
* * * * * * * tr
Did not ot
Pale speetres risc on every crested waro b
That washed Ihelena's sores, and when at eve cc
Thou savest loomsinig up from out the sea as
Ships from thy imuchs loved Frainc? did not a
Of agony dart through thinse exiled brenst, te
Causing straunge shapes to pass before tinse (eyes to
Which took thse form of JIosephinse? And nh ! Iec
Wh'len Azratelstood with his upliflcd scythse or
To mow thsee down, anid rounid thy stull'ering brow '
Brighst faces gleamed, with circling baloes thirowna Fi
A bove them, was not her sweet love-lit face
The brightest there ? shiewing to thee how frail, re
Ar human hopes whten built upon the sand
Of muan's ambition ! The conqueror, prone
Upon thea bed of death craving front Ieaven
The pardon for Isis sins, while the lone wife
miled sweet forgiveness oii her cruel Lord.
A~OTnTER YETERlAN GoNE.--Calptatin Joel k1
Cook, a soldier of the revolutionatry wvar, [str
died at Babylon, L. I., on the 9th tilt., aged fro
ninecty-one years. The deensed, one of the '
last survivors of the battles of Bunker Hill
and Lexinigtosn, wvas born at Wellirngfor'd, Ct., PC
etoecr 12, 1760, nnid nt the age of sixteen
nterd the army, taking part in most of the Ibs
wportnt battles of the Revolution,
Trtarr LivES I.oST.-AccollntS from
T emphis, Tennessee, state that the steamer 1
D)e Wit t Clinton wa'is snaggedl neair that city,
mdt tmnk immediately. 'I hirty lives were qus
FOlL Til. ADVERTISA.
Ufa. EDToit,-As the impression seems to
st to some extent that my property will be
!red on the 16th inst., at public sale, merely B(
1h the view to a speculation, it is due to my Si
ditors to say that there will be no difference,
respects their interest, between this sale and T
, made by the Sheriff or by an Executor or G
I ministrator of one's property. as
[t is true I am not forced to sell at present. M
I perhapR would not be for several years. But
ce my property, at a fair price will not much
ire (if any) than meet my liabilities, the public
e of it on long credits will surely much better
sult the interests of Creditors, as well as myve
n purse, than to hold on until my wards shall
ye attained their majorities ; in the meanwhile bi
aded by duns, and exhausted by usury ni n
costs of suits, and thus even licking the rod IN
the oppressor, from whose wiley arts and ava. tri
ious grasp it is almost impossible for the lion- i
and generous to escape. At a fair price my of
aperty will pay all demands. If so, I shall be be
ppy and contented in being relievel from
debtedness, the greatest curse tn an honest W
in. I have divested myself of my estate in ki
ist for benefit of Creditors. What this bene- lij
shall be will depend upon the sale. Be the BY
,rifice what it may, it must and shall be sold. c'
Terms may be extended or otherwise altered
creditors desire. Possession will be given as
on as practicable after the sale. T
Feb. .1, 1852. 1. R. SP A NN.
A Tribute of Respect. .
At a regular niceting of Butler Lodge, No. 17,
0. 0. F., the following preamble and resolu
mns were unanimonsly adopted
WnEiEi4s, It hath pleased the Almightyagain E
visit this Lolge, with the loss of a niost worthi
otlier, wiici ocenrred in the deathi of qA31r
. B. Mays, oin Saturday the l7th tilt., be it
Resolved. That in the death of brother MAYS.
C Odd-Fellows have to dh-plore the unitimiely
:eease Of a most usefuland exemplary nenber
their Order. simd our society is lelprived of
IC of its excellent and weost piblic spirited and
itriotic citizeiis. I
Resolved. Tliat we sincerely condole with the -
mily awl friends of the deceased in their great a
Resnlved, That in testimony of our love for ft
e minory of our brother, we appropriate a t,
ige of our books for the inscription of his ,
tine-record his death in the Bible of tie b
111ge,. nMl canse the Secretary to furnih his i
mily with a copoy of theseresoltitions. ri
DRADFL AcCIDLNT.-An explosion took b
lce this moriingir, about Iu o'clock at t he
. S. Aisent-, Cannonsbnro'; in two brick e
ildings 12 by 15 used as laboratories at- it
icbed to the Arsenil, by which Julo Balt- i
ir was instantly killed. We are informed i
y the commanding ollicer at the Arsenal
tat Baltser was employed es Pyrotechnist,
d had been engaged for two or three days
preparing a handsome assortment (if fire
orks for dispilay oit the approaching 22df of'
'ebruary, commemorative of Washiirton's
It is supposed by one of the soldiers who
:id been working with Baltser, and had a 0
mr.. time befIore the aecident left the room
mt in rnmmfing the~ Rtom:,n Candles thg~
-ietion must hatve ot'ensioned the explosion,y
ixt building, eontniing iabott .50 lii o
iwder, emiirely destroiyinig it. blowving out
me side of anotheur, and doiing coinsiderale I
image to a third. Baliser miust have been
wenre of his dait~nr, as lhe weas seetn tryiing
mike his eseLpe, b ut was uiifort untatelv
uried unider the ruins, beiing horrilhe maui
led. Baltser has heft a wie nntd three chiil
rn. A Coron's oInnest wi'l be held
eer* him in t he cou rse of tile dlie. This
ight to be a seriouts enutioni tot those who
- in the hablit of using gunipowder, attd
epa ring fireworks, as thte daniger doe not
pjear toI be sufliciently appreiaed.-Even
gNewse, 31st tilt. t
Danrit:o A TTLMfPT.-VIe utnderstandi says fr
e Uion viille .Jo'unl, Jan. 30., thaLt a bold b
tempt was t..de ttponi the litfe of air.
homas Guii!t. at ei!ize'n of t his dis: let. v
v simte peso tunkrewn. I Ie was ris.ted
thec fite in his ho u-e soon after nigh ;ll.
1ic0;ly smokingt his pipe. wheni lie was fired
fronm without with a rifle or pistol. The
di struck the howl of thte pipe, which was,
his mouth at the time, smashing it into a
oiusand friginents, aiid forin~g the stemt
ounid upon his fnece wvith so tmuch force ais
catuse a conisidernble contnslin. We un
rstanod thait Air. Gnuilt's sui-picioins arc
osdas to the person wh~o made the
tempt., butt nothing certain has as yet beenl
AxoTHER-.--On last Saturday evening.
ys the same paper, its air. James Sinclair 1
as on his waty home f'romn the village. some j
'rson uinkniowtn fell upon him atnd inflieted re
veral seere weoutnds npon his body, with (2
knife, and thenm esenped int o the! woods.
was after dairk, and Mir. Sieclair wa un
e to discover whlo the man weas.
NEGRO TRTAL.-Aholt three weeks ago.
ree mnegro tme n were lodgedl in the jail of
is district, on suispicion (If hwuing coim
itted the muirderous assaul~t on Mr.~ James a
eCracken, of whmich we made mention some '
noesince. These negroes were put upon _
al before a magistrate's coutrt, Onl Saturday at
st, whliich resulted in the conviction of otne
them upon a charge of an assault and
ttery with an ittent to kill. The one -
nicted was idemtified by Mr. McCneken,
the negro wh'o had called him to his sto're
r the ostensible 'purpose of purchasing a I
ir of boots. The art ftul villain attempted pt
avert snapicion by detailing what he pre- nm
aded to be the rdisclosutre of the guilty one atl
himself. These pretended diselsosures
id to the apprehension of himself a.:nd the
e whom he implicated. Upon the triail it
is proven thmat thle netnser wais the guilty
e. Hie was conmdemnned to be huntg on ~
iday, the 6th of' February.
MCracken, we learn is in a fair way' to
:over, much to thme surp~ise of' his friefids. di
[Newherry Senmtinel.. el,
Correspondentce of the Advertiser..
IIA MIBUltG, Feb. .9, 1851. tj
Fhro has been no change in our Cotton niar
for thc last week. We quote to-day for re
etly Fair i7 ; Fair 7& to 7A-other qualities T
r 7 ets down to 5 ets.
'LOV-We quote Flour from 6,50 to $8,00, re:
1co-Sides, 10 to 11 ets ; Shoulders, 11;
is, 12 to 15 ets' res
ARD-Mew Lard is wvortl 12 ets. o
:oPEE-TiO 10 to 12; Cuba 11 to 12 ; Java
to 16 eta. -
icAI-Little or no change in prices-best
litics fromt 10 to 11 ets. i
MAatRIED, on the 29th January, by Rev. M.
ye1, Mr. WILLIAit Giisox and Miss MARTHA
11T, both of Edgelield District.
MARRIED, on the 14th January, by Judge
ompson, Dr. SA3tUEL LAssETEaR, of Newton,
I., and Miss CAROLINE V. TooKE, of Thom
DIED, at Charleston, S. C., January 20th,
LIA A. I fones. youngest daughter of the late
r. Burrell Ilobbs, of this District, in the
hteenth year of hier age.
Though she died in a strange land, her amia
ity had endeared her to all who came within
: reach of her acquaintance. She had early
life chosen the better part, which sustans her
her hours of deepest afflictions and bore her
umphant through de: th. Though her suffer
ps were great, she manifested calmness and
signation, submitting all things into the hands
her Heavenly Father, who had promised to
tho Father to the Orphan.
She died in full assurance of her resurrection
th her $aviour, and her numerous friends at
home have the melancholy satisfaction of
owing, that though amongst strangers, her
rhtest wi h was attended to by kind and deeply
mtt pathising friends. In her de3th she left an
anple worthy of imitation to all her young
lia. thou art gone, Hope's never-tiring finger
Points to a brighter world than this.
mough near thv grave I sometimes sadly linger
I smile to think of certain future bliss.
iongh o'er my brow a shade is often east
To find the world so fill of care and pain;
,t! when the fevered dream of life is piast
I know we'll meet and never part again.
DIED, in this Village, on Thursday, 29th ult.,
w.I.AETI LivINGs-ON, infant daughter of Rev.
iehar.lson Graham, aged nearly'six moniths.
As the sweet flower that scents the morn,
But withers in the rising -ay ; -
Thus lovely was this infant's dawn
Thus swiftly fled its life away.
It died to sin. it died to cares,
But for a momeit feh the rod;
0 mourner, such, the f.ord declares,
Such are the children of our God.
DiEn, at the residence of Wm. J..Wightman,
sq., near 1 inibrg, (.S. C.,) on the night of
lrsday. the 1th tilt., SARAi lSaLBEL.., wife
r Dr. A nairew J. Creighton, aged 32 years.
Only sixteen years ago. the deceased caine
'im a foriign land, full of youthful aspirations,
find in a near relative, whom she had never
n. that nmaternal care of which she had been
reft at a tender age, and has ever since filled
ie endenring relation of lattiier, and miore
:cently if wife and mother, with an affnection,
Ile fer'eney of which can only be appreciated
those who felt aid wi:nessed it.
Of a retiring anil onobtrusive disposition, the
irele of her aeequaintance was notextensive, bit
is believed tiat none ever beheld her counte
anee who railed to he impressed with that be
voleiee so prominetnt in her character, and
hieb iale her untiring in her efflerts to alleviate
e sulffrings of all who came within her obser
Callel within the sphere of four years to
ou1trn the loss of five of her tenler ol spring,
io linst b..rn of whon hadte just begun to lisp the
Internial name, though ier health declined, not
mturmiur escaped her lips.
Some vears ago, she made a puilie profession
f religion. but it was on her death bed when the
inphs of the Gospel shione with such lustre.
Oniring tier unt illiness, of nearly three weeks.
hen her suffe'rinigs were, at limes, so intenise as
e promise of God was utnshaken. With ealm
ss shle spoke oIf her edissolution, and miinutel~
rrangedl her domestic afyarat. To the miemabers
ad servantts of the famtily, she was urgent in
arinig thetm toi be also redy. She frequently
-elared lher entirestubmaission to thc Dtivine will,
d that however dlesirons it was to live for the
ike oef those shte baved. and espeecilly her in
nt edaughlter, ye't she had peneea witht Goad,
arough haeri Lorde and :aiviontr .Tesne Christ, and
depart anid be with IIiim was far better.
Only a shert whil- biefore her departure, shte
i to one whlo hatd heen to, her as a miother,
An nml utst we part ? Yet ntot may will hut
ie lie done, 0 Lored.'' Soon after, shte said
those areountd her bed, " Goode nig~ht nay dear
iends,. T ami going to sleep.'" anid genitly breathed
r last on the'. bosom of her Savioutr.
"Blessed are the dle;ad whea die ini the TLord,
en, saith the spirit, foer they rest freom their ha
irs and their works eli fo'llow them."'
"'ake comfort. C'hristians, when your friends
In .Jesa flall :oleep.
Th.ir better being never ends;
Why, then dejected weep t"
~uter Lodge3 No. 17 I. 0 0, F
SA Regaulatr meeting of this Lodge
ill lie hl 1.1 (ttMondaty evening next
A. G. TEAGUE', See'y.
Feb 5 tf 2
A M in the RO00M one door East of Col.
.FaIER's Stoire, where I shiall be pleased to
eeive the enlls oif Frienads and those alto wish
oos at very Low rateEs.
W. P. BUTLER.
Feb 5 tf 3
TThOUSE A NT LOT containing about two
acres, one aned a half ilecs from Edgeieldl
te Coluinhia ~oadl. Thecre aro on the Lot
well of goodl watcr and all necessary outbuild
s fur a smtall family.
The place will be sold for Cash or on time,
.the putrchlase money being amtply secured
e immediate poissessiotn given.
IL? A pply at thais Office.
Fe 5 tf - 3
TL .thtose indebted to the estate of Willanm
Garrett, dee'd., are reqtuested to make
vmentt forthwith, anad those having demaiands
ainst said estate will render them in properly
tested, accoreding to law.
UTTARLES HAMMOND, )
WM. 0. 1TA N310N D,'
Feb 5 tf 3'
297The Friends of BARNEY M. LA
AR, respectfully announce him as a Catn
datto for Tax Collector at the ensuing
Eff HIRAM JOURDAN, Esq., is res
etfully ananouncted by his frienids as a Can
date for Tax Collector at the ensuing elee
"The Frienids of WESLEY BODIE
spetfully annouttce him as a Caindidate for
ix Collector at the ensuing election.
STHE Friends of FELIX E. BODIE,
peetfully antnoutnce himt as a Candidate
Sherif, at the ensuing election.
W" THE Fricaids of WV. F. DURISOE,
peetfully announce him as a Candidate
Ordinary, at the next election.
N31. 0. .IF&oiasses.
LS. NE W CROP, a superior article, for
')sale by HI. A. KI'NRICK.
T-.-.b.r., Feb3 9
T IHE Subscriber will sell his entire Stock of
COST, FOR CASH!
All remaining on hand will be sold at
on the first Monday in March next. All those
indebted to me, will please call and settle up, as
I ain compelled to close up my businesm.
B. C. BRYAN.
Feb 5 4t - 3
Messrs, Bushnell & Wit;1
T AKE this method of informIng their friends
and the public that their Machine Shop is
now in complete operation.
They nre prepared for building
Pannel Doors and Windows, Sash,
Blinds, Door Frames,
and all other articles in the Joiner's Business.
-A L8 --
Bedsteads, Tables, Wash-Stands, Ie
kept constantly on hand for sale.
made or repaired to order.
Sash will be furnished filled with glass. and
Those wishing work in our line, will pleaso
call and examine our Stock and prices before
baying elsewhere, and learn that as good work.
can be done at Edgelield Court Uouse, as can
Feb 5 if 3
TAX COLLECTOR'S NOTICE.
WILL attend at the following places herein
A after specified to colleet the Geueral and Dis
trict Tax for the year 1851.
At Seurry's, on Monday, 9th February
" Rieiardson's, " Tuesday 10th "
Cary's Store, " Wed'dny, 11th "
Perry's, " Thursday, 12th "
" Rhin-hart's, " Friday. 13th "
Sit. Williig, " Saturday, 14th "
't Whittle's, " NIonday, I6th "
" Ridge, " Tuesday, 17th "
" Lybrand's, " Wed'day, 1Sth "
" liteher's. " Thursday, 19th
" Graniteville, " Friday,. 2uth "
" Bench sland, " Saturday, 21st
" tlamburg, " Monday, 23d "
"Geiger's. "Tues'dny, 24th -
" School Iouse, " Wed'day, 25th "
" Park's, " Thursday, 26th "
" Freeland's, " Friday, 27th "4
" Liberty fill. " Saturday, 28th "
" Edgefield C. 11. " Monday, 1st Mareb.
4 " " " Tuesday, 2nd "
" " " " Wed'day, 3rd
" Allen's, " Thursday, 4th
"Smyl-y's4, John " Friday. 5Bhl "
Sl)orn's, " Paturday, 6th "
" bloore's. Nick. " Monday, 8th "
" Nloselev's, " Tnerday, 9th "
" Sheppard's, " Wed'day, 10th "
" Cheathan's, " Thursday, 11th "
" Fett's, IT. Friday, 12th "
1.. H UILL, T. C. E. D.
P. S.-The law requires the owners of Slaves
to pay the Taxes to the Tnx Collector. If per
sons who hire slaves agree-to pay taxes, they
should pay it to the owners.
Feb5 tf - 3
T E 44SPIRIT OF 1851,I' will parade at
Alt. Witling, on the 4th Saturday In Feb
rutary next, arm~edl and etjuipped as the Consti
tutIon requires A t the sano'time there will be.
a :tteindance at previous Drills.
By order of Capt. R1. B. BOUKNIGI1T.
N. 1B.-The Memb~ers of the Compaist are re
quteste.l to conie prepare-d to pay to the 'Trensu
rer. all dutes to the Compi~anyv or Commnittee who
purchased the materials for the Conmpany.
RI. 1. 11.
Feb5 -4t - 3
State or South. Carolina,
Elizabeth Rurnell, and others,1
James Unrper, Adaministrator of |
Robert .liurnell, dee'd. J
O N hen;ring the conmplaitnt of Elizabeth Thnr.
nell. and others, Ileirs atnd Listribu
tees of Robert llurne~ll, dee'd.. and it appear
itng to my sauisfactiont that JIames 1Harper, A d
tminiastrator otn the Estate of said Roht. Enrnell,
dee'd., resides beyond the limits of this State,
On motion of .Mr. Ksav. Atitorney for Comiplain
ants, Ordered that the said .Jamnes Hiarper, the
legal representatives -of William Garrett. Sr..
dlee'd., and U.obert Mcflonald, ite sureties of
thte said .Iaimes larper, appear before me at the
Court of Ordinary. ott Friday the 13th itnst., to
neeountt for his A dmtinistration upon said Estate.
it is further ordered, that a copy of this Cita
tioni, be served upotn the sureties of the said
,.James liarper or their legal representatives, who
reside within this District.
Given under m~y hand, at my office, this 4th
Feh'ry 1852. JOH N UIILL, o. a. D.
FebS t 3
MY eelebrated JACK
Don Pizaro, Sired
by the imported Dun Pixa
ro, will stand the ensuinig
spring season, at Pine Plea
sant, at $6,(It the Season ;
8,00 to insure a Mare with
foal, and $l0,00 to insure a live Colt. Mares put
and transferred, the insurnnee money will be
claimed. Thie .Jack will not be moved from the
Subscribers stable during the season.
Feb5 J. B. COLEM4AN.
FROM the Subscriber's Lot on Sunday night
Lthie25th -Tanuary, a SORREL HORSE,
about 144 hands high, 5 years old, has a white
sntip on his nose, extending more on the right
than the left side-he is a good harness horse.
The said horse is pu~t up on the pony order and
A reward of Twenty-five dollars will be given
for the recovery of the I,. rse and proof suffi
cient to convict the thief. Any information res
pecting said horse will be thtankfully~ received
by the Subscriber, living 6 miles, N. W. of
W. $. HOWARD.
Feb 5 4t 3
Strayed or Stolen,
F"ROM the Subscriber on the 12th January
Ilast a SMA LL W HIT E HORSE, with a
scar on onte of his hinid feet. and apparently a
littlo weak in his right eye-no other marks re
Any information concerning said horse, and
addressed to the Subscriber at Duntonaville P.
0., will be thankfully received and liberally re
warded. HIRAM BUSH.
Feb 5 6t 3
A LL. Persons indebted to tho Estate of Jane
.~I.Logan, dee'd., are requested to come for
ward and make imm-diate payment, and thos.
having demands against said estate, will.present
them forthwith, properly attested accordling to
law. -AMBROSE NIX, Admtnr.
v..S la 3