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FOR TJIE ADVERTICER.
MY UNCLE'S STORIES.
BY J. A. C.
"So," sail my Uncle, " I see by the paper I
hold in my hand, that you have had the impu
dence to send an account of my unfortuuate
courtship to the Printer !"
I pleaded guilty to the charge, told him that
the account Iad been both amusing and instrue
tive to myself, and would, without doubt, be so
to others, and also a warning to coquettes, for if
I was not mistaken, the maiden who served him
so cruelly had lived and died an old maid. "And
by your leave," I added, " I will furnish the
Printers with other sketches of our conversa
tions, for it is not right that incidents and anec
dotes so amusing should be kept from the readers
of this paper."
If then the reader has been amused by the
perusal of my Unele's unfortunate adver.ture in
the creek, I think he will be more so by the fol
lowiing story, which he was wont to relate at
times.. Though I confess it loses nImch of the
charm bf life-likeness in passing through my
hands, for I know that I have not the faculty of
story telling so well developed as he. But with
the leave of the Printer. and the rrinter's Devil,
I will give you
TIE THREE BROTIIERS.-AN EAST
Many years ago, in the kingdam of Persia, lived
an old man remarkable for eeeentricity. lie lad
three sons, andl, when about to die, lie called
them to his bed-sile to give them his last bles
sing. IIe called also his most intimate friend,
whom lie appointed executor of his Will and
guardian (of his sons. To whioi alo he gave
positive orders that all his posscssions shiould be
expended on the education of his c*hildren, il
that they then should be turned loose upyLn the
world without any further assistance from any
one. Having given these orders and bound his
friend by the most solenn oath to the fulfilment
thereof, lie bade him farewell and gave up the
The guardian and friend faithfully fulfiled the
trust reposed in him. And having paid out the
last piece of silver according to the wisih of his
decease.1 friend, lie sent fir the three bro:hers.
and toll then that the last rque.st of their ither
Iad been cimplicd with. so fir as lie wa; Von
cerned, and timt now they were to expect no
further asistance fronm haim.
Then giving theni his be:ssing i.' st ut themn
forth into the world. With heavy hearts the
young men departed. Like Adama and Eve
driven from the garden of Eden, they could not
return. At length they came to a place where
three roads met, and, as if filled with the thought
that there they were to part, they sat down. A f
ter ruminating awhile upon their desolate condi
tion, they s lid among themselves ' what shall we
do now ? We cannot assist each other, for we
are all equally poor. IHere then, let us part, and
at the expiration of three years let us mreet here
again and relate our adventures. But first let
us decide what each one hi.tends to do in the
" I," said the eldest, " will devote myself to
the service of Allah and the rophiet. I hope
that my choice will he approved, and that in Par
adise the dark-eyed Il(ouris will smile upon and
" I," sail the next, El will serve my King and
country, andl I trust, thatt by good conduet and
prudence, I may yet arrive at sonme honorahle
"I le not offended, brothers," sid~ the young
est,.' -at the choice that I have nmade. I will
stevi!. Let us make no comiments upon each
other's choice but let us part in paeace. and at
the end of the time, we will meet here again aind
see which has pro'spered miost'n his occupation."
Ihnving concluded thius, they emnbraeed each
othier with mma:y tears anid departed. each ini a
. . . * * b *
At the expiration of three years, thme two
cider appeared at the appoiinted pee within a
few moments of each other. They embraced
with joy, for each kn'ew from the other's appear
ance that it had been well with hinm. " But
where." saidl one, "~ is our brother Benoni ?"
" Alas :" said the eldest, " I fear he has long
since come to a shameful end."
Butt wht:lst they were thus communinig to
gether, suddenly an eleganthy dressed stranger
appeared in viewv. ie was miounted upon a su
perb charger andl followed by a long and glitter
i'ng train of attendats, appa~relled in all the gor
geousness and magnificence of the E'ast. i~e
approached them, and as he drew near, they
recogrnized the features of their brother. ~alute
with surprise, they stood still until lie addressed
them. "uIlit, brothers Zaphael and Zimri !'' lhe
exlaimed-" we meet again! You need not
relate to mc your history since we parted, for I
know it well. You, Zaphaeh., are a good and
holy man, renowned over the world for your zeal
for the glory of Goad anal the Prophet. A nd you
too, Zimri, have done well. You are now Go
vertnor of a Provinee, in favor with your master
and esteemed by all yotur people as a wise and
prudent and just judge. But what am Ii You
arc surprised at this msagnifiacence and this long
train of attendantsbut when you know who anid
what I am now. your wonder will cease. Imme
diately after we parted, I hastened to the great
city, the residence of the King, where I entered
into the service of a baker, with whom I contin -
ued two years. Far so great was my skill ini the
composition of pies aiid tarts that he found it im
possible to part with me. Soon after I took up
my abode with him, I prepared, with great art
and secrecy, a place in the burial ground of the
city, as a receptacle for the gold and jewels and
rich goods that might eome into my possession.
And there, in the humble guise of a baker, I
filched from the rieh and great, and stored awaay
in yny secret place until niy wealth was greater
than theirs. Yet not for one moment was I ever
thought of as being "the great Rogue." At length
all men began to feel and expresa a desire t'> see
this Rogne; yet many trembled when they wish'
ed it, for fear that some terrible dlemon would
ap~ car befoare theam-for they thought that none
but an evil spirit could do what I had done."
"So great at length became the desire, evaen of
the King, to see the mysterious being who could
steal so boldly anal with such impunity, that lhe
was inducedl to publish an edict to the world ,
promising padon for all past transactions if this
wonder of a thief would but appear before him
in his own proper person. A few days after
ward, I presented myself before the King, pros
trated myself in the dust at his feet and told him
that I was the person he had wished to see. He
bade me rise, and surveying me attentively from
head to foot, remarked upon the comeliness of
my person, and to prove whether I was %%hat I
represented myself to be, it pleased him to im
pose upon me several trials of my skill. The
first was comparatively easy, which was to steal
sonic beeves from their drivers, in open day
time, and drive them myself to the gate of the
King's Palace. I succeeded in this by clothing
myself as one just risen from the grave, appear
ing before the drivers and thus frightening them
from their charge. The second was that I should
take from a stable loeked and guarded, the King's
favorite cliarger.-I succeeded in this, as easily
as the first, by giving the guards drugged vwine
and thus making them forgetful of their charge
and of all the world heside.-The third and last,
which was most difieult of all, and which in
truth was one of the most difficult feats I ever
performed, was to take a richly jewelled ring
from the finger of the Queen. But to compen
sate for the difliculty, the King pledged his royal
word that, were I successful in this, he would
give me whatever I should demand, even to the
half of his kingdom. Fortune or Providence
favored ame even in this extremity. For during
the necessary absence of the King for a few days,
I obtained access to the Queen's apartment as a
servant maid, (for my face was then smooth and]
comely as a girl's) and soon becoming a favorite.
I was required to read to her at night. So one
niht having read till a late hour, and perceiving
the Queen in a deep and sweet sleep, I quietly
slipped the ring from her finger. eft the Palace
and resumed zmIy naturalappearance."1
"The next day the King returned. You may
judge his surprise when I appeared before him
and presented him the ring. Though great was
his surprise when lie saw my success. vet that
was nothing to what lie exhibited when I de
manded his daughter in niarriage. But his
Kingly word had passed and he could not re
tract. First, however, I was made a great
Prince, honors and dignities were heaped upon
me-and when the marriage was celebrated,the
world knew not to whom his daughter was es
" You will do ine justice, brothers, to belicre
that I did not steal for the Fake of the gold anid
jewels. No-I was actuated by a nobler pur
pose. Knowing my great talents, an being
placed in an obscure position. I was det-rminied
that those talents shi.muld become known and
useful to the world at the risk of every thing,
even life itself. Actuated by an u11'pright pur
por', I have restored fourfold to ill from whon
I ever took aught. and I live in virtue and peace,
beloved and respected by all who know me."
" A nd now," he adled with a lofty expression
of countenance, " I am son-in-law to the King
and heir presumptive to the throne of Persia."
Such," Faid my Uncle in enelusion, "is
the story of the Three Brothers- but I would
alvise you, as a friend, not to follow the exam
ple of' the youngest brother." And agreeing
with him I would thus also advise my readers,
(if I should have any). For in trying to follow
an example so illustrious they might pos'sibi,
fail-amid their only high and noble friends wvould
be the Judge, L-avyers, Jailor arid Sheriff.
i\IRDER MOST H-oRRIBLE-A FIEND tN
IhUMAN SritrE.-Thme Pottsville (Pa.) Jourii
al says, a shioekiing murder was comlmitted
by a man named Cavcnnugh, at P'atterson's
Saw Mill, near Ninersville, in Schutylkill
coutntv, on rTesd.-v night lamst. 'Te circum
s'tan~els of thmis horrible amllir were aisfl
lows: Cavennu~gh beenme jentlous~ of his
wife. Ha'viing quiarrell with her on 'lTies
daiv night, lie took one of their childreii. a
in.e hoy of abhouit three years old. the fruit of
her faitblessness, as he charges, for the ptar
pose of killiing it. lie force~d its feet into a
blazinig (ire oni the hearth-his uife remnon
stratting anid usinig her best efforts to seize
the boy, lie stabbed hecr severnl times, then
placeed thle child's he:;d in the tire and burned
it to death ! The wovrman lied to a neigh
Lor's who pre~cured the assistance of a con
stable from Mlinersville, and immediately
proceeed ho arrest Cavennughi.
On auppronchinig the door, they found it
closedl, amnd Caivenauigh, on the inside, re
fused to admit them. On breaking it open,
they discovered himn perfectly naked, and the
dea'd cihld ini bed beside another living one,
where he hiad placed it. He miade no resis
anc-th1er aecordingly took hiim before a
Justice of' the Peacee in Iblinersville, wh~o
committed him for triail amnd wias forthwith
taken to Orwirbturg.
lHe is about 2.5 years of age-bats b'eenm
married for 6 v'ears, and has several children.
Tihie woman,'by our last news, still lingers.
FAmisr iN GroncuA.--The Chattanooga
Gazette states that corn and bacon are so
searce in some parts of' Georgia as to excite
apprehensions of much sutf'ering. A private
letter from a gentleman in Carroll coulnty
gives a most gloomy account of thme condi
t ion of things there: Hundreds of families
are represented as being nearlty destitute of
provisicns, and without suifficient means to
ptu'chiae an adeqtiate supply, or to emigrate
to- othler sectiomns. From other counties
than Carroll come similar comp)lainings. Two
suiccessive seausons of short crops hlave ex
hatsted tile granaries of nmnny, even of the
most wealthly planters, so abiat those wihio
have heretofore been sellers, have now be
come buyers, and the cry i, as of' old, "send
I'AYrN MExrCo.-Thle National Intelli
geneer of the l3tht publishes the Act of
Conigress (passed on the 10th inst.,) provid
itig for carrying into execution the 12th
article of thle treaty with Mexico, providing
the sulmof $3,180,000 for the pnment of
the MeXienin instalmtent, due on thme 20th of
May next. Tile same paper publishes the
act appropriating $6,000 for the relief' of
Ainericain citizens lately imprisoned and par
doned by the Queen of Spain.
lHoN. Henry Clay, the regular Washing
ton corresplondent of the Philadelphia Ledg
er says, is lookimng somewhat fatigued, from
hIs late exertion on the occasion of the medal
presentation, and great fears are entertained
that he will nlot be able to leave WVashitng
ton. The writer adds: I do not wi'h to
timtter the public with decitful hopes of his
recovery, but would rather prepare thiepn for
a national bereavement, Such as would uin
string all our nerves, arid plunge the nation
INCtREASE OF OCEAN STEAMEns.-A Wri
ter in the Washington Union states thant the
Atlantic postage ini 1851 exceeded that of
1850 by mrer than two hundred thousand
EDGEFIELD, S. C7
THURSDAY, FFBRUARY26 , 1852.
A PLEASING ANNOUNCEMENT.
WE are gratified to announce that our Editorial
labors are to be shared,from this time forward,
by our acuomplished oung friend, Mr. JonN E.
BACON. le will appear in his inaugural next
week and speak for himself. We solicit for him
the kind indulgence of our readers during his
novitiate, feeling confident in answering for his
acceptability, after being to some extent initiated
into the mysteries and accustomed to the perplex
ities of editorial lire.
The father of Mr. BACON was once associated
with Chancellor WARDLAW in the conduct of this
paper, then bearingzthe name of ".The Carolini
an." So that, it will be seen, our new associate
is an Editor by descent, and fairly entitled to the
greetings as well as the kind indulgence of the
This is not an arrangement made for the pur
pose of opening a door of retreat for the present
Editor. He expects still to remain in charge of
the Advertiser. But being much engaged at times
by the duties of another office, lie has felt it to be
his duty to secure the help of an intelligent assis
tant that no neglect might result; and the Pub.
lisher and Proprietor has cheerfully incurred the
additional expense, that lie might do justice to his
ti?' WE ire requested to state that Divine ser
vices will be held in the Episcopal Church, in
this Village, on next Sunday, at the usual hour.
Oua friend of " Rosr COTTAGE" must excuse
us for having somewhat shortened her vivid
sketch of last week. We were compelled to do
so that we might publish it entire in one number,
which -ve thought would be preferable to dividing
it into two parts. Shall we not hear from the
same quarter soon again ? And may we he per
mit:ed to drop the suggestion that from two to four
columns is the best length for productions of this
description, when designed for a weekly country
" J. A. C." has our thanks for his second num
ber of " My UNCLE'S SToRtEs." We predict a
successful career for this writer.
The author of "TilE FEA-Gtt.'" is assured
that the Poem on that subject would have been
published. but for the fact that we, among others,
'ecm to have been guled by a common white
Pigeon. At least, there was great division in the
" Ratnche" as to whether the lird of the Fire was
a Gull or a Pigeon ; and we were indisposed to
siiject our frients sentimental reflections to the
invidiuns eriticisnis of the " Pigeon party."
Wr are itidebted to the lon. R. B. Rtt-rT fir
a copy of " The Report of the Secretary of the
Treasury on the state of the Finances"-Alsn. for
"Il-spy's Report on leteorology." The latter is a
valuable chronicle of "Storm and Tempest"
items, prefaced with a long and elaborate disser
tation upon Atmospheric phases in general.
Those, whose tastes run in that direction, can
have access to this Report by applying at our
31R. WITE, TIlE TE3IPERANCE LECTURER.
WE refer our readers to MIr. .IoN~s' communi
cation, in this issue of otur paper, itt reference to
the charge-smadel by him against Mr. PnIrUrLPI
WnTEm~ in our last nuniber. It will be seen that
Mr. .3. is satisfied that he did Mr. W. injustice.
Having once referred to the circumstainces,
ourself, in something uif a pre-eautionary style, it
is but justice to state here that Mr. Watt-a, as
we learn, has established his guililessness of the
charges preferred against him to the general sat
isfactiun of this coitmuntity. As one proof of
this, we may add that he has lectured amongst
us several times to large and gratified audiences.
Thus mutch we would feel it our duty to say
for any stranger under similar circumstances.
CODEY'S L.IDY'S BOOK,
Tnr. Miarcha nutmsber of this beatutiful monthly
has reachled us, atnd we may truthfully say that
it teems with gems bf hovelittess. lit saying this,
we have referenice chiefly to the specimens sof
artistie execution exhibited for Matreba. Althouugh
we ob'erve that thme literary contrihmirns mare
also as good as ever, whuith is quantum suf whetn
speamking of the " Lady's liuk."
A t GoDav's stigestion. we record our decision
upon the comparative merits of his two principal
engravings, and it is in favor of WEu.ci's " Cot
tagers Sunday morning."-PItut really upon look
ing again at WVAt.-aras " Soldier's Dream," we
re constrainced to think that' a verdict of " pull
Wrat.ciu. pull WA.r~a wouild be but just. So
let it be.
A GOOD IXDICATION,
WE were present io Auigusta on Saturday last,
when the three handsome Volunteer Companaies of
that city received the " Governor's Guards" of
Columbia, which latter corps huad ari-ived at that
time upon an npptintetd visit. The "Guards'
were under the command of Capt. GL.ADDEN.
The occasion was to us one of considerabule in
terest. The manner of the reception was worthy
of the land of Troup. The cordiality and hospi
tality of the greeting was precisely such as our
Carolina notions would have dictated, had an
Augusta Company been visiting Columbia. In
no community could a thing of the sort have been
done in better taste or with kinder feelings. We
regard it as a happy indication of a better time
coming, when Georgians and Car'olinians shall
become again as they were in thme good days that
are past-when our tastes and principles shall
have become assimilated by frequient and friendly
intercourse-and when there shuall be nothing dis
tinguishing its as two people beyond the ostenusible
par aphlernalia of ottr separate governmetnts.
It may seem that these are extravagant expecta
tions to be created by the simple visit of one Vol.
unteer Company to others in an adjointing State.
Blut when we remember that this is the firs tin
stance of any such interchange of military cour
tesy between Augusta and Columbia-when we
call to mind the fact that Charleston and Savan
nah have lately reciprocated such demonstrations
in the most generous manner-and wvhen we see
a. prospect rapidly opening up of a closer intimacy
between the two sisters in other matters, we think
the estitmatc we place upon the circumstance is by
no means exaggerated. Certain it is, that we felt
elated by witnessing Atigustas noble reception of
our " Governor's Guards."
EXECU'TIONI OF PHINEUAS JOHNSON,
WE learn from the Unionville Journal that this
unfortunate criminal was hung at Unionville on
Friday the 13th inst. He had previously made a
fell cotnfession of his guilt.
Hie wvas first the paramour, then the murderer
:of MAny ANN HYA-r-, his miserable victim.
lie died repentant, and, it is thouight, had ex
perienced the genuine consolations of religion.
His family were entirely exculpated from atiy
participation in his crime.
From the gallows lie addressed wvords of warn
ng to his fellow men with his last breath.
But his death and the manner of it teaches a.
WE must explain this caption at the out-set.
The allusion is to friendships, between States ra
ther than to those between individuals-and we
hold that, with this understanding of the expres
sion, nothing is now of greter importance to
Southern interests than the.htsiness of cementing
these same v Southern friendships." Nor cn
any more praise-worthy effori claim the true pa
triot's attention than one having in view this most
The States of the South, although distinctly
separated by territorial lines-and civil partitions,
are still identified with each other more thorough
ly than any other communities the world has ever
known. As has been often and truly said, they
are bound together by the strongest and most en
during ties of feeling and of interest. They have
the same rewards in the ftdere, and thus their
hopes are similar-the same dangers, and thus
their apprehensions are alike-the same house
hold privileges t- defend an& preserve, and thus
the ambition of one is that of all-the same social
advantages to uphold and maintain, and thus the
interest of one is that of all. Such being the
laws of attraction continually operating upon
them, it is indeed surprising that they should ever
fail to move together in solid column upon any and
every great question of American policy. That
New York and Georgia should pull in opposite
directions is no cause of wonder. (Soon indeed
the wonder will be that they pull together at all.1
But that Georgia and South Carolina should ever
be at variance on any essential point is almost an
absurdity. Yet it is true that these very States
have difrered, time and agnin, on questions decply
aflecting their most vital interests.
In searching for the causes which have led to
this singular estrangement, we find two principal
ones which are almost entirely chargeable with
having brought about this. result. One is the
Maelstrom inlinence of the National party divi
ions. Th. other is a morbid jealousy. which has
usurped the place of that generous rivalry which
should exist between neighboring and kindred
By eradicating this Intter cause, we will have
gone far towards correcting the former. Te
achieve both should he the heart-felt wish 01
every Southerner-and, next to his religious and
domestic duties, this great object should receive
his constant and earnest consideration. It should
be one of the chief purposes of the Legislator,
ever present to the miuids of those who have
clita of the Press, and 'food for reflection te
every intelligent citizen by the quiet of his ownj
In South Carolina, there has heretofore exirted
a decidedly clannish spirit-and, to say the truth,
we have been amn'g those who have encouraged
it. Because, although we are well aware that it
was a feeling somewhat azkitoselfislinesp., yet we
thought a certain degrec of it necessary to kce
alive that proud spirit of Independence, which
was want to characterize our people. But 1851
has cnme and gone, leaving us painfully sen:ilte
of the truth that our State no longer pretends to
the spir't of by-gone days. And now v-e are
disposed to say " fling clannishness to the dngs.'
nasmuch as its only virtue has fled. let us rid
ourselves also of its attendant evils by banishing
it from our thoughts forever. In its place, let us
foFter that more enlarged Southern pride-those
more comprehensive views of Southern aflillia.
tion, upon which we are now instructed to de
pend as the only efficient safeguard of eitlier
Southern or State's Rights. We turn from the
"old love" to the "new" with less of sorrow
than we at first .an ~;because, while
thereby bidding adieu:Ii iotion associated
witha some of the moss . brillinnt reminiscences oj
"the old Carolina State," we are comforted by
the belief that what is lostio our peculiar fame
may yet be atoned for by our modest yet untiring
exertions in the common Southern cause. The
first step towards this work then, wve repeat,
should lhe to throw ofT that now useless garbs of
cla-isn---and thtus take away one conse of the
jealousy wvhich has been engendered towards us
among somie of our sister S',mhern States.
Then, let us open the door at every prnper
time and in every bec'omin~g manner to the in
crease andh strengthetning of thnse friendly rela
tions, which should, and perhn ps will, at no dis
tant day result in drtawitig the Southern
Statese or a majnrity of themr, itnto a permanent
and indissoluble union-an union of confidhing
frieniship as welIl as of fixe1 ind ientical in
terets. In what manner this should lhe dlone,
se do not propose to dlesignate particularly at
this time. Suffice it to say t hat, in all our future
legislation and general intercourse, this motive
should become our guiding star. If faithfully
followed, it will lead us to the accomiplishimenit of
many acts resuhitng in reciprocal benefits and
mutual kindnese-it will h-ad uts to the cultivation
of constantly courteous and liberal inter-commun
ing, one with another-it will lead us to a far
more perfect approximation of tone andu senti
ment than nowy exists. And thus ther day mny
possibly yet come, when the Southiern States
shall be consolidated for all purposes of outward
defence, wvhile still single and independetnt in the
control of their internal aflitirs. Then will De
mocracy and Whigge-ry cease to possess the
watch-word spell, wvhich they now exert to the
confounding of Southern strength-and the bal
ance of American power will rest securely upon
the homogeneous basis of Southern institutions.
But in the meantime, a vast work is to lie
achieved, anti the increase and firm estabilish
ment of what we have termed " Southern friend
ships" is among the most essential parts of that
undertaking. We call upon every friend of the
Soth to turn his thoughts. continually into this
channel, that the talent4@ Southern men may
yet come together and exert their united strength
for the perpetuation of our civil and domestic
blessings. Otherwise there is imminent danger
of both being sacrificed by the fiat of Federal
Be it understood, that all we have said above,
which might have the appearance of chottnging
ground, is based upon the assiuption that Caroli
na will never dare to act alone in defence of her
rights. Biut should it prove otherwise, then our
watch-word shall still be " Carolina and Separate
Action." For under that motto (we still believ-e)
Southern Independence cotuld be most speedily
and effectually secured.
THE SPING-TIEIE AT HAND.
" Goosty Winter's now awa,'' and " the birds
begin to mate," and the cheerful shouts of many
ploughmen are heard over hill and dale as they
hurry up their sleek mules in active preparation
of the ground; for the Spring-time is at hand.
And now the Fisher-bi-ft begins to chirp his
plaintive bitt refreshing melody by the brook-side
-the yellow Jasmine's delicious fragrance will
soon steal through the tangled copses of the wood
ed 4t-1. and the honey-suckle is hastening to show
its pale pink petals to the God of day; for the
S~pring-ime is at hand..
Now too the blood, that was almost stagnant in
the veins of the old, begins to flows once more with
something of its former ter-or-the middle-aged
cn at times leap like lads and lassies of fift een
summers under the genial infutence of the awaken
ing year-and the routhful'cheek glows with in
escribable emotions of bliss, the youthful eye
begins to swim with the Janguor of anticipated
the first whisperings of curly and uncontaminated
love; for the Spring-time is at hand.
Let us thank Him who is visiting our Earth
once again with these benign influences-and let
us study to become more worthy, than we are, of
being blessed with the bright " Pay Spring from
1ON. A. BURflT.
Wz learn with regret, from a communication
addressed to the AlAteille Banner, by EDwAatD
Nost.x, Esq., that our immediate Representative
in Congress is still detained in Abheville by se
rious indisposition. Mr. NODLE is further author.
ized to announce that 3r. BURT positively declines
a re-election to the post he has so long and so
No man. among our late delegations to Wash
ington, has commanded more general esteem and
respect, for his courtesy and Wpacity, from the
body of which he was a member, than ir. BuarT.
His district has appreciated his services an being
those of a faithful, honest and talented Represen
tative, and will sincerely deplore the cause which
now deprives them of those services.
Although we have had occasion, with many of
Mr. B's constituents, to differ from him considera
bly within the last twelve months, yet he will
carry with him to his retirement (none the less)
our best wishes for his perfect restoration and
future prosperity. We refer our readers to Mr.
NODLE'S letter upon another column.
E-Tr WE clip the following assurance of the
rapid recovery of our particular friend Dr. RA-.
DELL CROFT, from a Charleston Courier of late
date. Dr. CROFT was wounded acci lentally a
few weeks ago.
The triitue to the Doctor's worth in the annexed
note is entirely deserved. We rejoice with his
other friends upon the happy issue of his nerilent:
S-. lli:.sxx.% isLANO, Feb. 16. 165.
M1fessr.q. Eelitors:-lt aflbrds ns minch plenotre
en hat1ve it in onr power to sttie thnt the Plhvsi
einns nnd Stre.-ons. who have been attenieling Dr.
RIandell Croft. fir his severe !1n -ht wound. re
port him out of all dlanger. The Doctor i. n par
tieular favorite iii the,' parts. and has received
every kindness andi attention that could he shown
'him. The lo;s f tin onit would have been more
.aerionwly felt nr deeply lamented by his numtnerous
friendls and argnqinuttanees nf this Island. We
entigratulate hi., friends of the ur.pcr country on
his recovery. J.
FOR THE ADvERTTSER.
MR. EPtTon.-In your paper of Inst Thurs
day. I charged PHtLIr S. WHTE. withi haring
asserted, on board the Steamer Sleigo, in her
passage from Nashville to Paduca, that " Slavery
was ain evil and a curse."
I have since lad an interview with that gen
tleman, in wliieh he: a.lnits that lie used the
words, but says, they were used1 in referetice to
mlavery al to the eleprteinin of slave labor on
the borilers of his own State, (Kentu. ky) which
were cout-ioais to Indiana ai.l Ohio. Thnt the
facilitices of escape from one to the other, had
imiade it so. But that nothing was farther from
his thuglhts, thatn the remotest intention of ap
ilying it to slavery at hirge, or of ereating a
prejudice ngainst the institution in whie lihe
had been reared nud educated, and in which lie
and all his fanily hal so long participated. The
conversetion had been conimenced fifleen or
twenty minutes before I catme up and participa
ted ; and Mr. WrE says that the express allu
sions to Kentucky and those definite remarks.
which connected the whole converenfti..n wi:h,
that State, were used in the first part of sa.
Now the object of this communication is, to
say that as a slavehtolder mtyself, fromt aill the
citmstanees of a review of that trip, I am
perfectly sate-fied with Mr Win-rEs explaniationi.
And I am miore inclinied to do so, since remnett
4ering. that Mr. PAct., the gentleman aluded to
in myv former communiietion, said to nie, after
he had expressed his objection to Mr. WnrrtF.'s
retmarks, that in a subsejtuenit coniverstatiin wtith
Mr. Wm-r., lie wa satisfied with Mr. Wnt-ry:s
explanation. GE~O. W. JONE.S.
lCi' Those papers which coped my formeir
ecommiuniention wrill pleas(e copy' this.
PuntttrS. W Irr..-rus TE 'ririnsACr. Lr~c,
lihdalet tcr of Mr. .ronmes, whiebl chiarges
that Mr. Whi!e holds Ant i-shavery sent i
menits. Mr. Jone-s states that lie is not sure
whether 31 r. White, whlo i-i now leeinringc
in our StIate. is the person aprintst. whom lie
makes the eba:rge', bitt thle niame is the samne.
ieeptinog t hat thle gives .J. mis ther middle
nae WithI respect to the 31 r. White who
is now in our State, we oiily be-peak in his
behialfC a stuspenosionl of pbliie opintion until
he cana answer for hiinse-lf. We retmember
that the time referred to by 3Mr. Jones wais
otte of great excitemenit, and even wc, at
that time. looked upon a compromise tmn,
or oneit who attempted to jus!ify thle admtis
siotn of Caulitfortia, as a vetry little better
han ant Aho! itiiiist. it mtnny lbe thlit some
retmarks of ir. White, tupion thle exciiting!
quest iions of thamt dayv, have beten mircon
-trnecd, but of Ihis we kntow and enn say
nothing. Mr. While will, no doubt, veryf
soon answer for himiself. In thte meatntime,
we will state sonme facts which we consider
well established. The Mir. White, who is
now in our State, was born and bred a
siveholder. At one time lie planuted in
Ploridla, and then did not scruple to manke
his slaves work as well ias lie knew how;
and lie has a brother now in Florida. and an
oilier in M1ississippi, both of whom are large
patters nod slave-owners. Whilst he wns
in Charleston, we heard him express freely
his opinions of the Abolitiontists, and tnt
oy is lie against them on principle, but lie
has'also a small priraic score agaiinst them
on account of their persecutioin of himself.
To this we add, that no personi who knows
or has heard Mr. WVhite, could readily be
lieve that lie would -otnccal his opinions on
any subject. Hie is not a man of that stripe
mn any respect.-Statndatrd, Charleston, S. C.
Fromi the A bbeville Banner.
ABDr.VJL.E C. I.. S. C.
February 18, 1852.
Milessrs. Editors :-I have been requested
by the Hon. A. Burt, wvho yet lies sick at hiis
residence on Savannah river, to make ptublic
through the columns of youir paper, the an
nouncement of his determination not to be
again a candidate for re-election to Congress.
Mr. Burt's continued and serious indisposi
tion, since his return home last Christma~s
from Washinigtoni, has det::ined him from his
set in Congrees, and will no doubt make it
hazardotus for him to resnue it for somue
time to comte. The state of Mr. Burt's
helt~hh renders it imipossile for lhim to make
his anuounacemetnt at this time himself. He
has thought it his duty, niotwitstanding, to
make it in this manner at once, being anx
ios to discharge to the last, his duty to his
constituents, by giving them timely notie
o his determination to withdraw from their
service at thre expiration of his present ternm.
Respectfully, &c., Your obt servant,
gr Love is like honesty-much talked
f nd little understood.
Arrival of the StEamer Canbria.
' * BALTIMORE, Feb. 23, 1852.
The Cambria has reached Hali fax, and her
news was telegraphed through from that
Cotton was only in moderate demand at
the time she sailed, with prices in favor of
buyers. The sales of the week amounted to
43,000 bales-exporters and speculators each
takinoT 6.000 bales. The quotations estab.
lishelA' from the transactions by the Brokers'
Board are: Fair Orleans 5 1-4; Upland 5.
Middling Orleans 4 18-16; Uplands 4 3.4.
Flonr was in only moderate demand, at
sixpence decline. Yellow Corn 29; white
The money market was dull.
The report thait an imperial decree had
prohibited the exportation of grain from
Russia is incorrect.
The Queen's speech on opening Parlia
ment was quite pacific.
Cireulars say that the actual decline on
some grades is 1-16, and on others 1-2.
The Havre Market was steady.
The business of the manufacturing dis
tricts not so bribk, and prices tending dowt
In the House of Commons minisf ers were
called upon for an explanation of the ab.
rupt resitnation of Lord Palmerston, to
which Lord John Rntssell replied that Lord
Palnerston had treated the Queen's interro
gations with contempt, and ncted- hidepen
denttlv of his eolleagues in approving or the
illegail movements of Lonis Napoleon.
Palmerston replied at great length, and
was very severe upon his collengues, but
not improving his own position by it.
The Queen's speech was delivered on the
3d itn person. tShe represents the foreign
rela:iots of England as satisfactory, nid
gives the s:me opinion of Ite finanei I con
dition of the empire. Attention is alko
called to the pa rliaunentary reformi bill.
Fr:ee is <iniet. The electoral law estab
lishes universal suffrage. Arrests are still
An attempt vas made to assassinAte the
Queen of Spain.
AT.AnoMA SOUTIJrNIs RIGHTs PAnTy.-A
call has been isued by Messrs. Ynnecy.
Gale and some seventy others. for a Sonth
ern Rights Convention, to he held at nnt
gomery, on the 4th day of March next. They
denounce both of the great National parties
as unreliable on ithe slavery question, and
refuse all fellowship with either of them.
We are afraid it is too late.-Carolinian.
MAINE EJIIGIIATION.-Five thousand di.l
l wrs were deposited in New York a few days
sinco. for the pnytnent of passage tickets to
Calitorni, far peruons livitng in the town of
At kdnson. Pica::quis eounty. The unwont
I emigrration from Maine to the told re
-ions awlakenq thonsands of fears, and
e~.aes many eyes th he red w ithI weeping.
Co DI l ER 01 AL.
Correspondence of the Advertiser.
11 Af 8 UPG, Feb. 24, 1852.
There is very little busin.s doing now in our
StreetV. The advices by the Steamer CAstnRA,
have caused in our Market, a decline of 1-.
Strictly fair Cotton is worth 7i a 71; Fair 7:
I a 74 ; other qalties F.j a 7.
Provisins are sti:! unusuny h.igh.
There has beeni no material ebmange in the pri
enof Sugar or Cot'.ee.
This evenin~g there was a Fire in A ugusta.
the locality or the damages of which, we have
not vet ascertained.
The Fifth Sabbath Union Meeting
WnIr. meet at Motes-r Zrox Cmencir. in the
Folurth Division, of the Edgefield Arsociation,
on Friday before the 5th Lord's day in Februarv.
ntrod~uctory Sermon to be preaceel by Ureither
D. F). lat:ssos. We wish a full attendance of
Mlinisters and other llrethren.
January 13 tf 52
'rTu folhaving persons iave p.aid up to thne
timec afhixe to their names.
Mrs Lucy 3Moore, to 16th July. '52.
F'rederick MeDnn', to 13th February, '53.
A C' Cofer. to .'oth Jlanuary. '53.
Enlwardl Presh-. to 28th . Janary. '53.
William: L. A odersomn, to Ilrd A pril, '53.
Jlohn flledsoe. 1 0th July 52.
JIIl Chambherhaini. to 7th Aug '52.
Butler Williams. to 29th Jan '53.
JTames Glrifin, to 8th Feb '53.
A It Morton, to 8th Feb '53.
A C Gallaugher. to 29th: Jan '53.
Wmn A Murrell, to 9th~ Jan 'j53.
Atnderson Fryday. to 20th June '52.
Wm T Timmerm~an. to 1st May; '53.
James L Bailey, to 1st Jan '52.
Elijn~h Roberson, to, 5th JTan '53.
Walker & Rloss, to 5th Feb '53.
11arvey Croaker, to 15th JIan '53.
John Logue, to 1st Oct '52.
A P Itutler, to 6th \tsrch '52.
John IRhinehart, to 9th Jan '53.
Jesse Gonillhion, to 8th Feb '53.
J G Dagneli. Esq., to 8th Feb '53.
Mrs F M Mays, to 5th Feb '53.
Col G Cheatham, to 25th Dee '52.
Wmn F Prescott, to 6th March '53.
R C Martin, to 10th: Oct '52.
R P Jones, to 24tth Sept '52.
Freeman Roper, to 9th Jran '53.
John A dams, to 8th Jan '53.
Dr J1 C Ready, to 19th Dec '52.
Wm: C Ready, to 1st Dec '59 .
A bner White, to 5th Feb '53.
F W Burt, to 9th Jan '53.
Thos S Powers, to 1 2th Dec '51.
Moses Walton, to 5th Feb '53.
A J Ramnbo, to 8th Feb '53.
Samason Sullivan, to 13th Feb '53.
Hancoek Suddoth, to 18th Dec '52.
Capt J Bt Smith, to 8th Feb '53.
Daniel Prescott, to 9th Jan '53.
Capt Geo lBoswell, to 9th Jan '53.
T HI'E Subscriber repectfully informs amll those
who attend Court. that he has procured the
Totel formerly occupied by Mr. Compty, where
he wilt be prepared to give entire satisfaction to
all who may favor him with their patronage.
Ho will use every exertion to phease his ens
inwcIrR. ils rates of boarding and lodging will
be mnore moderate than any other lintel in town.
Feb 23 1It
J UST received a large supply of CROW
POISON, and for sale eh~ap by
G. L. PENN, AGF.NT.
Washington 'Division, No. 7,
SONS OF TEMPERANCE.
B:RETHREN ALL! Attend punctually the
ALJ meeting of the Division this evening at
Past, Most Worthy Patriarch, PurLIP S
WHITE, so highly and so deservedly esteemed
by our fraternity. has consented to remain
another day to be in attendance and conduct in,
person the ceremonies of Initiation.
JOHN C. MAYSON, I. S.
Butler Lodge, No. 17, 1 0, 0. F,
Wyk, A PRCgular Meeting of this Lodge
will be held on Monday evening
next 7 o'lock.
A. G. TEAGUE, See'y.
N. B.-A punctual attenlance of all the
members is desired on next Sale-day night, as
business of iniportance will then be brought
before the Lodge.
Fub26 s - t 40
AN EXTRA Communication of
No. 50, A. F. M., will be held at
their Hall on Saturday evening,
the 28th Feb., at 7 o'clock P. M.
It is earnestly desired that every Member will
attend promptly and punctually to this call, as
business of importance will be brought before
An extra meeting will also be held on Monday
evening next, at 7 c'clock, P. hl., to which the
Members will please give their attention.
C. McGREGOR, Szc'av. '
February 26 tf 6
TIl E Subscriber having com
nieneed the TAILOIR NG .RU
SIN FSS agait. would respectful
ly informn his friends that wish
to patronize him, that he may
be found for the present in the
Office former'y occupied by F.
f 1. Wardlax, Esq...in rear ofhis
old stand, at which place may be
Splendid Stock of Goods,
which will be mnde up in the most FASHION
He ,."ould say to good paying customers that
they can get Goods a little cheaper from him
than elsewhere, and gofl fits warranted.
JOlN LYON, AGENT.
Feb 26 3t 6
NEW READY-MADE CLOTHING-1
T l1 S' ubscriber respectfully informs the citi
.Lzens of Eeliel.l that lie will open on the
1st of Mlarcl, at the Planter's Ilotel, a splendid
Ready-Made Spring and Summr
01DUE NW1, 6
Consisting in part. of a large, handsome and
fashionabie assortment of
Coats, Pants, Vests, Shirts,
DRAWS, SUSPEN)ERS, GLOVES, &c.
Also, a great variety of th< latest style of
su mnu R ATS,
All of which lie will sell very LOW for CASTIT!
Those wishing a good. and cheap article of
Clothing will do well to give me a call before
Feb 26 it 6
S TlA T very desirable, pleasrmt
Sand healthy plece knuown as the
"Cross Roadls," 24 rmiiles from
-.Edgefi~.eld C. H., on the Colombia
fload, conttaining front fie to eight hundred
Theo Planitatiotn is in good repair with a never
failing well of water, and aill necessary out
buildings. To ther with a co'n,oii'us Dwiell
inig !otte. ninrIy completedl-two Stories high,
60 feet long, 412 feet wide, eight rooms and sevn
!!" For further particulars spi,!y to the Sub
acriber at the :4;mun Hlotesl E Igefieldl C. IT.
Feb 26 tf 6
OWING to the hard and
pinching times, I find I cennnot
1R UY STOCK on CredIt. there
--. . fore, I am uinnble to give credit
longer than one month. I will sell may beef as
low as I cain po"sible afibrd to do justice to my
self and famly.
Thos who negleet to pay their bills whein
presentted must go to some oilier Blutcher for
lier*f. C. M. GR AY.
Feb 26 4t 6
Valuabule Property for Sale.
ruH E Sub~scriber offers his. Lowndesville pro-.
.1perty for 'ale-the lot on wvhich he lives
eointnininmg about eight aeres. highly improved
wih choice fruit trees.-the fruit trees amount
to something like an orehard--and shade trees
in abundance of a bonntiful kind. The House
is Inrcce and comnmodions.
Persons wishing to buy will do well to call and
ace the premises.
A. 1B. ARNOLD.
Feb 20 St 6
State of South Carolina,
Briton Mims and others,
vs. Bill for Part'n
Jimes R. Garrett, fand Account.
William Garrett arnd others)
IT nppearing that the Defendants James
R . Garrett, Willirm Garrett, Thomas S.
Garrett. Abram Martin and his wife Caroline
A. V. Martin, Wiliam H. Garrett, Elizabeth
S. Bunrt, and B. C. Sparks and his wife Mary
Ann F. Sparks, reside without the limits of
this State. on motion of Mr. CAnnoLt, Plain
iff's Solicitor: Ordered, that the aid De
fendants, de'mur, plead or answer to the
Paintifi's bill of Complaint, within three
months from the publication of this Order,
or the said bill will be taken pro confesso
A. SIMKINS, C. E. E. D.
Feb 25 3m 6
State of South Carolina,
ohn McKinne, James Jones)
and Joseph J. Kennedy, IBill for In
vs ~ junction', Ace't
he City Council of Au- Iand Geni Re'if
I T appearing to me that the Defendants are.
a body politie and corporate under the
aw of Georgia, and have no residence with'.
n this State, On motion of Mr. CAnnoLLt,
Plaintiff's Solicitor, Ordered that the said
Defendants demur, plead or answer to the
Plaintiff's bill of Complaint, within three
oths from the puIdiention~ of this~Order,
r the satid bill will be taken pro conifesso
A. STMKINS, C. E. E. Dl.