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GWINE TO RUN ALL NIGHT,
OR, DE CAMPTOWN RACES.
Dz Camptown Ladies sing dis song,
De Campton race-track five miles long,
Oh! Doo-dah, day!
I come down dah wid my hat caved in,
I go back home wid a pocket full of tin!
Oh! Doo-dah, day!
Gwine to run a I night! Gwhie to run all day!
I'll bet my money on do bob-tail nag-Some
body bet on do bay.
Gwine to run all iight! Gwine to run all day!
I'll bet my money on de bob-tail nag-Some
body bet on do bay.
Do long tail filly and de big black hoss,
Dey fly de track and dey both out across,
Oh! Doo-dah, day!
De blind hoss sticken In a big mud hole,
Cant touch bottom wid a ten foot pole.
Oh! Doo-dah, day!
CnoaIs-Gwine to run all night! &c.
Old mutey cow come on to de track,
De bob-tail fling her ober his back,
Oh! Doo-dah, day!
Den he fly along like a rail-road ear,
Ruimin a race wid a shootin star!
Oh! Doo-dah, day!
Cuionts-Gwinc to run all night! &c.
See dem flyin on a ten mile heiat,
Round do race track den repeat
Oh! Doo-dah, day!
I win my money on do bob-tail nag,
I keep my money in an old tow-bag!
Oh! Doo-dah, day!
Cnoaus-Gwine to run all night! &c.
"Iome, thy joys are passing lovely
Joys no stranger's heart can tell."
What a charm rests upon that endearing
name-my home! consecrated by domestic
love-that golden key of earthly happiness.
Without this, home would be like a temple
- stripped of its garlands; there a fthtier wel
comes with fond affection; a brother's kind
sympathies comfort in the hour of distress,
- and assist in every trial; there a pious moth
cr first taught the infant to lisp the name of
Jesus; and there a loved sister dwells, the
companuion of early days.
Truly, i there is aught that is lovely here
below, it Is home-sweet home! It is like
the oasis in the great desert. The pas
sing of our days may be painfil ; our path
may be checkered with sorrow and care; un
kindness and frowns may wither the joyous
ness of the heart, efface the happy smiles
from the brow, and bedew life's way with
tears, yet still the memory hovers over the
past; there is no place in which it delihts
toiunner, as thme loved scenes of childhood's
hiome! it is the polar star of existence.
What cheers the mariner, far from his naitive
* larnd, in a foreign port, or tossed upon the
bounding'billows, as he paces the deck at
midnighL,s alone-what togt 1
mind's eye he sees the smiling group seated
around- the cheerful fireside. Inm imagination
he hears them uniting their voices in singing
the sweet songs which lie loves. IHe is anti
eipating the hour when he shall return to his
native land, to greet the absent ones so dear
to hi~s heart.
Why rests that deep shade of sadness upon
the stranger's brow, as he seats himelf amid
the family circle ? He is surrounded by all
the luxuries that wealth can afford; happy
faces gather round him, and strive in vaini to
win a smile. Ahm ! lie is thinking of his own
sweet home; of the loved ones assembled
within his vwn cheerful cot.
Why those tears which trickle down the
cheeks of that young and lovely girl, as she
mingles in the social circle ? Ala! shev is anm
orphan; she too, had a haippy home; its loved
ones arc nowv sleeping in the cold anid silent
tomb. The gentle mother who watched
over her infancy, and hushed her to sleep
with lullaby w~hich a mother can only sing,
who in girlhood days taught her of thme Sa
viour, and tunmed her youthful voice to sing
praises to his name, has gone to the mansions
of joy above, anti is mingling her songs and
tunes her gnlden harp with bright anigels in
Heaven. Poor one! she is nowv left to trend
the golden path of life, lonely, a homeless
Thus it is in thme chianging world. Thme
objects nmost dear are snatched away--We
Sare deprived of friends whom most we love,
and our cherished home is rendered desolate.
" Passing away," is engraved oii all things
earthly. But there is a home thamt knows nmo
changes, where separations never take place,
where the sorrowing ones of this world may
obtain relief for, all their griefs, and whlere
the sighs and tears of earth are exchanged
for unending songs of joy.
In the shadowy past, there is one swveet
reminiscence, which the storms of life can
never wither ; it is the recollectidn of home.
In the visioned feature, there is one bright
star whose lustre never fades. it is the hope
of home-of Heavenly home.
THE SECRET OF LONGEvITY.--The means
known, so far, of pronmotin'g longevity, have
usually concentrated in short, pithy sayings
-as "keep your head cool, and your feet
warm "-" Work much, aind eat little," &e.,
just as if the whole scienee of human life
could be summed up and brought out ini a
few wvords, while its great principles were
kept out of sight. One of the best of these
sayings is giveii by an Italian in his hundred
and sixteenth year, who being asked the rea
son of his living so long, replied w.ith that
improvisation for which his country is re
When hungry, of the best I cat,
And dry and warm I keep my feet ;
I screen my head from sun and rain,
And let few ectres perplex my brain.
. The followig is about the best theory of
the matter: Every man is born with a cer
tain stock of vitality, which cannot be in..
creased, but may be husbanded. With this
stock he may live fast or slow-may live ex
tensively or intensively-may spread his lit
tle anmount of life over a large space, or nar
row it into a contracted one; but whenm this
stock is exhausted he has no more. He who
lives extensively, drinks pure water, avoids
all inflamuitory diseases, exercises sufliciently
but-not laboriously, indulges no exhaiusting
passidns, feeds on no excitiing material, pur
sues no debilitating pleasures, avoids all la
borious and protracted study, preserves an
easy mind, and thmushusband his quantum of
vitality..will live considerably lnge, than.
he otherwise would do, because he lives
slow: while he on the other hand, who lives
intensely, who beverages himself on liquors
and wines, exposes himself to inflamitory
diseases or causes that produce them, labors
beyond his strength, visits exciting scenes
and indulges exhausting passions, and lives
on stimulating and highly seasoned food, is
alvays debilitated by his pleasures.
KossuTI.-The Charleston Courier of the
12th inst. says: " The distinguished Hunga
rian patriot, with his lady and suile, arrived
in this city, via the Railroad, on Friday after
noon last, and took lodgings at the Charles
ton Hotel. No excitement or public demon
strations attended his reception or brief so
journ among us. On Saturday, the Mayor of
the city and a number of citizens waited on
him, at his lodgings, and tendered hint the
hom:ge of their respect for his character
and lofly endowments and expressed their
sympathy for his misfortunes and those of
his oppressed countrymen. He conversed
freely with his visitors, on the subject which
occupics his mind ; but the intervention doe
trines of the great Magyar, even when en
forced by his rare eloquence, have made no
impression on a community whose hearts and
minds are too strongly iimned with the wise
and paternal lessons of Washington, to be
led astray by the sophistry or enthusiasm of
the gifted foreigner. The conservatism of
our people furnisidng no motive for his pro
longed stay, lie and his party left, on Satur
day afternoon, in the Wilmingtoun boat, for
the North. We learn that at Augusta, also,
his reception was very lukewarm ; and that,
on his arrival there. finding no preparations
on foot to receive him vith " distinguiuhed
honors," he concluded to proceed at once on
THE CONVESTioN.-A writer in the Daily
State Rights Republican nominales lion.
Langdon Cheves as the most suitable person
to preside over the deliberations of the Con
vention. Gov. Means is also incidentally
alluded to as being most likely to meet the
suipport of the secession neiimbers of the
Convention. W1hatever niy be the final ac
tion of that body, we think it most proper
that the Presidant should be one whose
views accord with those of the majority of
the Convenlion. Under this view, our w'or
thy Chief Magistrate would be admirably tit
ted for the ofilce; and while his courtesy and
abilitv will enable him to discharge the di
ties of that post with eminent success, his
generous disposition, and hightoned liberality
of character, will lead him to treat with cour
tesy and respect his political opponents, andl
yield to the voice of tIhe majority. We know
no man, pnblic or private, whose qualities of
head amid heart so eminent ly qn;.lify limit for
the oflice of President of tie State Conven
tion as Governor J. 11. 31ins.--Unionville
GA TH ERI N G S.
TiHE Pit ECEPT OF NVASmNGToN.-The fol
lowing sentence is from a let ter addressed by
Washington to Lafaiyette and dated 31t. Ver
non, Deic. 25, 1798:
On the polities of Europe, I shall express
no opinion, nor make any iniuiry who is
right, or wrong, I wish weil to all nations
and to ll mien. My polities are plain and
simple. I think every natic n has a right to
establish that orm of govermnent u nier
wvhichi it conceives it, may live most happily,
provided it inframcts no righ t, or is not dange
rous to others; atnd that no government
ought to interfere with the internal concerns
of another except for thie seurity. of what
i-to themrfiE E ese
stated in an Arkansas Journal that Ross, the
chief of~ the Cherokees, has ascertained that
the survey of the line between that termitory
and the State of Arkansais was eit her frauudu
lently or erroneously surveyed, which de
prives the Cherokees of au strip of land
comprising a population of 9,000 persons,
and is wvorth a million of dollars, riumming
along the whole breadth of the State tromt
the Missouri line to Red River.
Dn. JUYIL's SuhrTH announces in a com
mnunication to the Greeaiviile .\Iountaiineer,
that he haus just received a fresh supply of
Tea Nuts, and one cause o f Tea l'hants from
China. The Tea Plants that have arrived
were shipped from Shanghai i October, and
all are supposed to be of~ the Green TIea
species. The Dr. hopes, lhe says, yet to se
the hills and valleys of Grteenvillhe clothed
with Tea Plants, "and the Railroad cars
freighted with Teas.
LmrERATION or THlE Il.CHu STATE Paisox
Ents.-The New York Tribune is indebtedl to
the editor of the Irish Amecrican for a slip
from the D)ublin Freemian's Journal, of Mlarch
20, containing t'ic followoing iumportanmt an
nouncement, which is believed to be relia
"It is reported that orders have actuailly
been issued fronm the Colonialh Oflice, or
shortly will be issued, directing the inmnedi
ate release of the Irish exiles, snbject to the
condition thrnt they arc not to return to auny
port of~ the British Islands. Ai r. White~ide
haud been an active intercessor for liberation."
THE steamner Glencoe, of New Orleans,
while making her landling at St. Louis ont the
3d inst., burst all lher boilers. She had 150
passengers ont board, a large number of wvhom
were killed. TIhue steamers Cataract, Geor
gia, :mnd WVestern wvere lyinmg alongside, and
sustaimed considerable damage. They haud
several men killed, but the niumber 'is not
known, though believed to he large. The
Glencoe took fire and burnt to the wvater's
A MAN named CRAWFOnD, ehtarged with
having killed a man namied Du.LoY, at Car
tersvihle, on the 24th of December last, was
arrested yesterday afternoon by oflicers Hiar
bin, Sistrunk and Byrd, at the Georgiai Rail
road Depot. lie wvas about leaving in thme
A rewvard of $300 wvas offered for his ar- I
GooD B3ACKRs.--The Rothschilds are said
t~o have been the support uipont which Louis
Napoleon rested in his late financial move
ment ; this accounts for the confidem-e with
which the operation has been effected, and in
its first success.
Ma. Swisshelm declares that " the coil of
an anaconda wvould make a better girdle for
n, young woman's waist than the arm of a f
Of course it wvould: it would squeeze her 1
tighter, and that she would like better.
THE Rev. Caulvin Fairbanks, lately convic
ted at Louisville, Kentucky. of having abdue- I
ed a female slave and aided and assisted S
her after her escape to Indiana, has been
sentenced to fifteen years, imprisonment, in
the State Penitetntiary.
THE President, by and 3dtih the advice f'
and consent of~ the U. S. Senate, has ap)
pointed Joseph Parsons, of Tennessee, to be
Marshal of the United States for the eastern L
istrict of Tennessee, in the place of D. Si
eCallum, deceased; and WVilliamn Thomp- fi
on, to be Jnstice of the Peace in the county a
o ur.a,;nton, in the Disrict of Conta.i n
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1852.
- VERBLIA SAT.
WE think " SECEsSIoN" has too much taste and
ronsideration to enter a rejoinder against " SA i.u
)AnS" sneering rhetoric. Those who really wish
)eace at home should, in our opinion, accompany
he expression of that wish with language more
dnd, or, at any rate, less tart.
NOTICES OF EXCHANGES,
GODEV's LADY's iooK, for May, is a Alne
:pecimen of that popular periodical, containing
120 pages of letter-press. A number of well-exe
-uted engravings and several interesting articles
Lud sketches adorn this number.
TnE NoaT AMENRICAN, MISCELLANVY and
DoL.AR MAGAZINE, for April, has also been
ily received, contents noted and approved, and
the work filed away among the papers we pre
Tis body meets on the twenty-sixth instant.
We have before this expressed our astonishment
it the silence with which it approaches and the
apparent indifference manifested in regard to its
proceedings. There is a calm and quiet, at pres
:nt, in our State, amounting almost to a Lethenn
deep, which we think augurs badly, especially
apon the eve of the assembling of a Convention,
rull of exciting interest, and pregnant with issues
if the most vital importance. 'Tis in the deepest
stillness, when all is hushed in sleep, "cum quies
wortalibus aegris," that the wolf walks abroad in
iearch 6f his victim, and we very much fear, al
thongh our people have been Itilled into security
1sy propitious appearances, that the under current
flows deep and strong, and that its waters are still
troubled and bitter. That there must be some
Fecret movement on foot, seems probable from the
fact that neither party will disclose its intentions
to the other. Mutual distrust indoubtedly exists
between them, and lie who would proclaim the
movements of his party, is as guilty as was, in
ilden times, the divulger of Eleusinian mysteries.
Again, a Convention clothed with unlimited power
is to assemble, and do we suppose that nothing will
be done? Power is always used, and most general.
ly abused. and if this Convention effect nothing,
then it will be a most remarkable instance, andl
btlinost a contradiction of the past.
Secessionists will have their measures to pro
pose, and Co-operationists theirs; the result to be
apprehended is that neither party will accede to
the propositions of the other, and of course issue
will be joined. Indeed the s ark is only to be struck
to kindle the flame. The seeniingly propitious
breeze is ofien the prelude of a ruder gale.
There may be found there a. party, intent upon
plunging the State into abject submission. Of
course they will not do it openly and directly, for
the very sound grates upon the ear of a freeman.
But oft times the yoke is placed upon our necks
before we know it, and the whip and spur applied
ad libilum, and we find out too late that kicking
only makes the matter worse.
Suppose, for instance, that the proposer of the
"PIdrish Bill" would move for the abolition of
the preseti representation in the Parishes, and it
were carried, as we seriously apprehend it might
be. This would amount in the end to submission ;
for it would tundoubtedhy form two deeply hostile
parties int our State. And if, as it is argued, we
are even while united too weak to assert our
rights, wve should be, if divided, fit only fur sub
be nmade, and merely express the supposition
through a sense of ditty. We believe that the at
tenitionu of our people ought to be called to every
qutestioni which may by any possibility be sprung
upon us at this trying juncture.
For ourselves, we cannot avoid the convictIon
that there is too much honesty and patriotism,
among the Members of the Convention, to permit
them to sane'tion for a moment any attempt to
thwart their action from the special purposes con
templated in the Bill which called them into exist.
entee. Our conviction is still stronger that any
iovemtent, at this time, calculated to Increase
thiise initernal divisioins which have already nearly
ruined its, will be frowned down and crushted in
its very incipienicy.
And yet the quest ion recurs, cannot somethinig
be done, which, while it shall speak wvell for the
'l irit of our people, shall not involve the dephora
bile consequence of furt her division! Cannot
Secessioists and Co-opierationists, with feelings
af brotherly kindness and fillial devotiotn to the
honor of Carolina, agree, at least, to emblazon, as
it were upon our very Coat of Arms, the addi
iol motto of "'lThe Rtighit of Secession-ours
rom the foundation of the itepublic-ours to its
atest age ?'' Where is the proposition, to this
fIleet, which we tmderstand to have been sug
;ested by the venerable Citrvss! Will pour
~arulina shrink from doing at least thuts miuch!
Last year nine tenths of both parties were agreed
Ipon this point. Are they not so still ? Is there
langer oif incurring the anathemas of Federal Au
.hority by a few strokes of a Freematn's pen, de
:lariing to the country that we have not yielded
nir rights by acquiescence and prochainming that
ye are still a united people, determined, at the
irst propitious momenit to maintain those rights to
lie last extremity ? Will there be treason, or even
mnprudence, in taking this position I We cannot
hink so for an instant. And we trust that some
lung of the kind, wisely conceived and briefly
xpressed, may be passed by an overwhelming
*ote of our Convention. Complete sileitce and
naetion would be preferable to anything short
SIGNS IN GEORIGJA.
No-r many months ago, there was a coalition
'etween Messrs. Tooxas and S-rEvENs of Geor
ia, one initention of which seemed to be to put
itt of oflice theirs very worthy and hoinorable
ellow citizen, Judge BlzaRIEN. By a combina
ion of parties, and the most consummate politi
al tactics, they succeeded in their attempt. We
bouighit at the time that bot h were ambitious of
lie Senatorshiip, but that Mr. STPvE~s would
ucceed in getting it. Mr. TFooxass however, as
isual, came the demagogue over him, in conse
uence of wvhicht there is at present an interesting
ivision in the politics of that State.
In the last nutmber of the Constitutionalist we
udt an exceedingly entertaining account of a
teeting held in Augusta. rTe question was, " to
laltimore or not to Baltimore." Mr. A Noasw
.MILLER called the meeting, andl was clearly
Sfavor of sailing for the Democratic Convention.
hut Mr. JExcis was not ready for the trip, and
trecessfully opposed the motion of Mr. MtLLza,
isomuich that it wvas detamined "not to go."
It thus appears that Messrs. MIr.LER and JEN-.
tNs are clearly opposed to each other, (wye meani
aitically,) the forimer concurring with Mr.
'oo.xns and the latter with Mr. STEVENS.
We have had the pleasure of seeittg Mr. Mit.
Ena repeatedly of late, during several profes
onal visits to otir town, and have been most
evorably impressedl with his character and
bility. What we had previously heard of him
the very firitwmenof-eorgia. -Azo thre political
position he at present occupies, we cannot but
regard it as honorable.to himself and worthy of a
true Southern Demoirit. We sincerely wish he
may succeed in causing the other wing of the
late coalition to kick-the beam.
WE find in a Magazine of extensive fame the
fillowing, among many similar comments, upon
one of the most delicious of all subjects. (We
leave the curious to guess what that subject is.)
" Action and re-action constitute a law pervad
ing the universe through all its spheres.. Nor less
does a single electric bond of sytpathy, extend
ing from heart to heart'.secure, out of myriads of
individuals, one indivisible totality of race.
Is there one of our readers capable of under
standing, with any degree of ease, this supernal
(not to say infernal) etpression ? We trust not;
for it would alarm us -for the soundness of their
Intellectual organs. low long Will those half,
crazy disciples of the Boston School continue to
indulge themselves in such wild and mysterious
literary fantasies ? As long, perhaps, as they are
encouraged by being tolerated. And why are
they tolerated ? Because, amidst a deal of seh
mystification, there it times gleam forth singular
ly striking specimeni of beauty and eloquen-:e.
Let all, and especially the youthful reader,
carefully discrimin4between the dross and the
gold of such proi ons. Otherwise the spu
rious may obtain poesion of their fancies to the
utter overthrow of ipure and correct taste.
HOTCH-POTCH, No. 1.
"THE BOB-TAILED NAG" ET CETERA.
Thinking that some of our young friends would
be pleased to have a copy of this favorite Ethio
pean " squall," we present them on another col
umn with the words. It is taken for granted that
almost every one, by this time, has the time.
Those deficient .in this latter respect can be put
into the right way, by sitting a few hours in some
piazza fronting upon our Plaza and listening at
tentively to the whistling of the various little
black-a-moors about town, as they ply the Vil
Speaking of Pumps, we are inclined to think
that the one which forms Ihe centre of our" Park"
issomethingofa "bob-tailed" afiair itself. "Niver
a month" passes but it's hauled out upon the dry
dock for repairs. We don't know but that the old
fashioned oaken bucket, with rope and windlass,
is the best water carrier after all. The simplest
is ever the besi way of reaching any fountain
Al! that word" fountain" reminds us of hav
ing heard our townsman, Mr. PxN., say a short
time ago, that his Soida Fount, with all necessary
ice and syrrup accompaniments, would be put in
operation at an earli day. Sufler us to exhort
you, friend 1'ENN, ttZecfte your purpose - im
mediately, if not so er"-for the warm days are
coming or, and the "bloom is on the rye," and
our throats are gettin dry.
Dry, did we say Aye, and the times are dry
-dry in politics, Oy in money-matters, dry in
Well now that thing of amusement is the very
thing we wished to stumble on. It has been sug
gested that, in the absence of all other amuse
ments, it would be well- to get tip something of
an amateur Concert occasionally to relieve the
dull monotony of this terrible village life. We
think the idea an admirable one, and have no
doubt that it would meet with-the unqualified ap
proval of the whiole commtunity. Let the business
of preparing for it prpdeed forthwith. Gentlemen
and ladies, amate I
" ep Onrtljga,tth
curtains) that a "-. nd Vocal and Instrumental
Concert" will b~e given as soon as some hi:the pre
paratory arrangementsecan be made. A nd, laying
every thing like jest iside, we think it would be
a most harmrless. entertaininug and enlivening un
dertaking. As to itsjuecess we wont say posi
tively, although we hive no do'ubt of it. Certain
it is, that the " Advert iser" will contribute its full
share towards that success, whether in the way
of a song or a puff. We might, perhaps, even he
induced to throw aside for one night our robe of
dignity and give in our obl-fashtioned way, the
very " Buh-tailed nag'.' which tops this parngraph.
Bunt, in truth, we have now about Edgefield some
rare musical talent, and we could get tip a Cnn
cert, of which even "GCotham" nmight not be
achamed; and so we will, 'ncmine- conlradicentec.
Oh, that abomInable legal Lat in ! It renmitus
us that we have to rc~ise, this moment, a copy of
one of Chani. J's lung decrees. A nd so, with or
without the reader's consent, we must "kiver-' til
the hiotch-potcht till another time.
FoIa TnlE ADvERtTISP.
CONNELI. X 1Io.rns, 11ossier Ph., Lit.
blarch 24th, 1852,
Cotmnittedl suicide on the 10th inst., in Rosieir
Parish, Loutisiana, Mrs. MAIa-rIA A. A. Sloantts,
consort of Mr. Edward II. Morris, formerly of
Edgefield District,- S..C., in the thirty-first year
of her age.
Mrs. M onais w-as a native of Edgefield Dis
trict, whlere sihe resided until the removal of her
husband to this Parish, in 1840. She wa tunited
to the Baptist Denomninatioa at the Rlehioboth
Church in 1844-aud by her consistent wvalk,
shte evinced until the day of her death, the sin
cerity of her Christian profession.
Mrs. M~oantis was an utfetionate wife, devoted
mother and warm friend, etndearing herself to
all thrown in contact with her.
rTe aflliotittg hand of Providence hmas been
heavily laid upon her, in the loss of three in
teresting chtildren, within the two past years,
and although never mnrmurinig at the hatid so
heavily afiicting, her fortitude suink, and four
months past site has suffered under all the hoc
rors of Monomnaniti. She has madle several at
tempts uipon her life within the last few mnonths,
which were only rentdercd abortive by thte inces
sant vigilance of her devoted husbanud, but at
lust eluding even this,shem succeeded in shooting
herself with a gun, casually left loaded in her
Let us draw the veil of Charity over this
tragical act--remembering that IIe, who in his
infinite wisdom, saw fit so sorely to try one of
his children, has reserved to Ilimself alotne, the
power to judge her. .A FRIEND,
CAFFTARa PUNtSHIMENTS.-The culprit is
rubbled ail over with greese; he is then taken
to an nut-hill, against whiebt lie is pinaced and
s'eeured to the ground- 'The ant-hill is then
brotken, and the ants left to crawl over him
and eat his flesh from. his bones, which they
do in time most eflictuatlly.
TiHE Postmaster General has estalished
a new Post O(1ice at Bath, in Edgefield Dis
trict in this State, and appointed Johni J.
Giover, as the Postinaster thereat.
REPEALED.-Th~e Legislature of' Pennsyh- t
vania has repenled tho act prohtibiting thmet
use of the jails in thatt State for the confine-e
uin ouiive Slaves.h
FOR THlE ADTERTISER.
MESSRS. E-DITORS:-In reply to a writer in a
ate number of your paper, under the signature
if " SEcEssIoN," I would be indulged in remark
ing, a second time, that we, the Co-operationists
have no idea of entering into a controversy with
rur brethren, the Secessionaists; because the
lopies between its have already been completely
exhausted, na we canl see no good to arise from
a heated debate. I am particularly disinclined
to engage in a dispute with your correspondent,
ror I can well discern his literary ear-mark, and
have reason to dread the terrors of his " gray
goose quill." He commands, too, such a variety
of well-selected images, that it would be vain
for ine to compete with him, in nmy own unpre
tenelhag style, or to have the rashness to bring
my very small crop of flowers to a market where
roses and bourjues are literally lavished on the
winds. If I should pay him a deserved compli
ment, lie wotld toss his head about like a co
quettish miss, who had been spoiled by flattery,
and, might openly and apparently disdain what
his secret heart doted upon. One who has the
happy faculty of saying iothing so gracefully,
and who so fearlessly, and with so imposing a
manner, makes no point and takes no position in
his communication, cannot expect me to contend
with him,, for I am too old tb fight against the
empty air, or to cut and sliash the shadows of
moonshine. From the billing and cooing of the
Secession Journals over the delicate little morsel
he furnished them, a week or two ago, in answer
to me, I should probably have no fair field to
fight in, if I were disposed to make battle.
But that is not my object, and it is not the
object or the party to which 1 belong. We ask
for peace-peace at home, and peace throughout
the Southern States. We earnestly soliet the
help of our friends to unite the South, and to
still keep up a fire against Northern tyranny
and oppression. IT:d the coitest of last year
resulted in our defeat, and in proving, that, of
the two contending parties, ours was in the
minority, we certainly intended to lead all the
aid in our power to our victorious friends, anad
to follow them, not only to the edge, but even
into the very gulf of ruin, which we believed
was opening wide its hideous jaws to receive
both then and ourselves. They had our pledge
to sustain them,and it would have been redecm
ed, if they had carried the State. One common
disastrotis fate would have been the lot of us all
-ad t he hopes of all Carolina would have been
buried in the same grave.
Is it not manifest then, that we have the riglt
now to call upor the Sceessiotnists for assistance
to apply the only remedy we deem calculated to
restore the life of our liberty, and to save'us all
from poverty, disgrace and imisery ? A South.
ern Confederacy is the only sovereign medicine
left us. But our courteous friend, suggests
that " the parties can never be united except in
aetion," and proposes " a marriage contract."
I agree with the gallant gentlemnan, that, in
matters of love, action does legitimately succeed,
after a contract, and especially after tho celebra
tion of the marriage rites. But are thefir
maidens nalways endued with pattience sutlicient
to wait for the tedious details oif a conatract, and
must some preliminary action not be hadl to set
ale the ternms oaf agreement ? Propose your teras.
'1Tnlite ther nonres'i~lwiththose wo have been
uthemirpng rolay down, we canffut ali~them.
To adopt the same strain of your correspondent,
we are noaw lookinag up to the high hills oif Se
cession, and anxiously wondering what the in
haabitanats thaereof wilt do. " Will thtey do, as
they would, that othecrs should do unto themt ?"
Shtall we tnt only be cotmpelled to sign a
bontract withi them, a term odious to free-livers
anad generous souls, but shall its stringent stipu
lations divorce us from thiose whoase love tneeds
no cntract to binid it, tand no miarriage ceremto
nial to fasten its chains? Nio, no-we mutst
receive your sincere overtures of iore~befiore we
seriously consider the propriety of a contract.
"Seca~ssrox"' has quoted a portion oif tty first
article, aand trium~phanatly asks, if his party wats
not endieavoarinag to do last year, whent it was
aopposedh atnd thwarted by ts, precisely what we
wvishi it to do, ntow ? To which I answer tno,
noat accoirdintg to mty htonest untderstandainag of its
princeiples of anetion. It didl call upion the State
to utnite, but to unite itn what ? To umate in im
mediate separate Slate Secession. Saomae ofthe
maore re.asotnble of his patrtisans ad voentedl that
caurse, bieeaUse they were imtpressed with the
belief, that such priompt aunda terrible action would
force a Saouthcrna Union. Others nainttainted the
dhoctrine of solitary' secessiona, beennse fromn their
excited tetmper, they deemted Soth Carolinia
suflicietat tio stand against the woirld ini arms, or
perhapis fromtt an aradent laove of haavoc anad dis
coral, whiehI had seized tupon themt as a foul
epilepsy, oar rather fr'oman aitntolerable fiereeness
of spirit, wicih from being hafled by the wiles
of the General Governmtent lad grown " fiereer
by despaair,"t anal hada rendered even the horriad
decaripitiaon oif Molocha applicable to their own
anomaaalouas state of minad.
" Ilis truast was with thae eternal to lbe aheem'd
Eq~uat in streangtha ; and rather thtan be less,
Cared naot ta, lbe at all. With that care lost
Wenat aill his fear :of God, or iell, or worse,
L ie reek'd not-"
But the Secessiotnists as a party never occupied
the grounds I have takent. Inistead of eniceulat
inag htow thecy couald ell'eet a uniaon of the
South, they were calculatinag thle guns, anid mtent,
and warlike resources oif South Carolina. We
amaintainedt thena, atnd we mnaintaitn now, thtat a
Southern Conifederney shouldh be fatrmedl before
cutting thec cord that binds a State to the Unaion
-they mtaintainedl that such a Confederacy was
beyonid hoape, or wars useless, that the tie should
be severed forthwith, and that the consequenaces
shtould be left to God, to accident, atnd to
N~OMlEN AN NEWVSPAPER1s.-Tlhe facetious
L-ditor of the Boston l'epuablican is warm in
praise of his lady subscribers. He says:
'Women atre the best subscribers in the
wrorld to newspapers, malgazines, etc'. We
iave been editor ntow going on for eight
rears, atnd we have tnever vet lost a dollar by
emntile subscribers. They sceem to inake at
paoint of conscientious duty to pay the
>reachler aund the printer-two classes of the
otmmunity that suff'er mnure by bad pay, and
to pay at alil, thtan all the rest put together.
aWhenever we ha~ve a woman's name on our
>ook, wve know it just as good for two dol
ars and a-half as a picayunte is for a ginlger
ake." Moreover, hte asserts that ladies read
he newspapers to wiche they subscribe more
ohoioughaly thtan men, and conclndes by de
inritng that he " would ratthter have a d'ozen
We make the following extracts from a
speech by Mr. C. M. Ingorsoll, of Connecticut,
delivered in the House of Representatives
on last Wednesdny:
" Mr. Chairman : The secession of a sove
reign State from this Union is a very easy
aet to perform where there is a will (and
God grant it may never arise) to do it.
Whether it is a constitutional or revolution
iry right which must be exercised is a ques
tion which I have no time to discuss here.
I prefer to look at the practical bearing of
the result, should the issue of secession ever
be made. Suppose a State determines upon
secession, what power (I speak not of
"right ") of the federal government, under
the Constitution, will force it to remin in
the confederacy? Has it any power? In
theory, even, it is questionable to some
minds, while in a practical pooint of view it
is powerless. What! a government formed
upon a compact and a compromise, and foun
ded upon the will and af'ection of the peo
ple governed, and deriving all its strength
from the popular voice, compelling the peo
ple of a sovereign State, at the point of the
bayonet, into submission? The idea is at
war with every principle of our republican
government. But if it is carried out, what
then ? Tell me the worth of that State to
this Union which is kept to us only by pow
der and ball? Let a State determine on se
cession, and while the strong arm of federal
authority cannot force it to its place in the
alaxy of stars which compose the Union, it
will be no easy undertakinig to persuade It
back to the point it before occupied by the
side of its sister States in the confederacy.
" Mr. Chairman, the people of the North
have not, until of late, aroused themselves
to a knowledge of the ruin which has thren
tened the Union: immersed in business, and
bent on the pursuits of honest gain, they
have been uninindful of the danger which
has surrounded them ; while designing men
and politicians. wit h selfish ends, have been
sporting with the institutions of the country,
like a child with a bauble. The political
question of slavery in the States or in the
territories, the Federal Government has
nothing, In tny opinion, to do with. If1, fin.
ding the culture of tobacco unprofitable,
choose to plant my field with corn. I have no
right to destroy my neighbor's field, or abuse
himt1, because lie continues to plant a weed,
which, in my opinion, forced upon me by
my own experience, is destroying his land,
and which, in its efteets, has an injurious in
fluence upon the health of the community
around us. No more right has the State of
Connecticut to say to South Carolina, your
slave labor is unprofitable; we have found
it so,therefore you must abolish it. If I and
my friend from A i ginia are owners of a
tract of land, which he and I contributed to
purclare. I have no exclusive right to tell
him low that land ahill be cultivated or man
aged, nor has he that right over me; and so
it is with the territories belonging to this
government-it is not in the power of the
Federal Government to say that Connecticut
may go iito theim with her factory mills, and
that Virrinia cannot enter them with her pro
INTERESTIxG rr.olt MEXICO.-LIte advices
fron Mexico, state that the letter of Jonas
P. Levy to the President of Mexico, written
withi a view to prevent the ratification of the
Tehuantepee treaty, was shown to Mr. Letch.
r, the U. S. linilster in Mexico, by the
Mexiean officials, and he wvas allowed to take
a copy of it. This was transmitted to the
U. S. Government.
the bankrupt government of Mexico will
soon be compelled to resort to some other
extraordinary means to replenish their trea
A very extensive conspiracy exists against
the present admiinistration, and in fatvor of
the recnll and restoration of Santa Annat.
Mr. Letchier, is ino doubt, pretty wvell inform
ed on this point. In the event of the return
of Santa Ann-i to power, the Garay gr~mnt of
the Trehuatepec route may be attempted to
he transferred to the exclusive possession of
FIRE !-About a quarter to 12 o'clock last
nighit a fire broke out on King-street, which
destroyed a large amount of property. It
originated in the bouse No. 346, oetnpied by
Mr. WVEtBER, as a frulit-store, entirely eon
suming it and the building adjoining, ocent.
pied as a grocery store by Mr. Ricxs. It
then crossed to the opposite side of King
street, dest roying BUSH'S el othtinmg store,
G L-Tat.t's je~welry stoie, and a bar-room for
merly ocentpied by Mr. GAr.LAY. WIttLIAI's
seed st ore airrested the progress of the flames,
whicb is also a total loss. Mr. AlCALISTER'S
store received some slight damage. atnd the
dry goods establishment of Mr. HJA BEsoN,
corner at Burns' Lane, and King-street, suf
fered severely by the hurried removal of his
entire stoek of good, anid by water. He has
an insurane of $6,500. The cause o3f the
ire we could ntot ascertain.-Charleston
Standard 13th inst.
THE PR.ESIDENCY.-MIr. Buchanan, in a
letter to a laidy frienid in W~ahington, thtus
writes itt reply to a handsomely-expressed
wish that lie might be the Democratic can
didate for the Presidency:
"I thank you most cordially for your kitnd
wishtes in tmy behalf in regard to the Presi
dency. Should thme Democratic pairty of the
country elevatie me to that most exaled st
tion on earth, I shall endeavor to perform its
duties hottest ly and successfully; if not, I
trust I posses sufficient christian philosophy
to enabte me to bear my fate with cheerful
atd contented resignlation. In truth, so far
as I :amt personally concerned, 1 feel no anx
ionts anud ambitions lotnginugs for the pirize,
though, if it should come, gratitude to the
American people will ever be engravent.ont
JUDGE WAntAw.--Thte editorial corres
pondence of the Greenville (S. C.) Patriot
states that his Uion. Jutdge Wardlaw, wh ile
taking notes ini thme evidence in a case tried
before him at Anderson Court House, on the
2dl inst., "hfanted and fell from his seat on
the bench. Great confusioni and consterna
tion ensued. In a few minutes, however,
the Judge revived and proposed to go on
withm the case, but thq bar insisted on the
adjournment of the Court." We are happy
to perceive that the indisposition of the
Judge was not serious, as we learn fronm the
enme paper that lie was subsequently etigag
ed in holding the Piekens and Greenmvihle
DEATHs OF MissioNARiES Fnl STARYA
TIo.-Six Etnglish missionaries, uinder Capt.
Gardener, R. N., wvho were sent out among
the sauvnges of the Straits of Magellan, in
1850, fell victims iat Spanish Harbor, last
September, to starvation. A British vessel
recently went in search of them, and found
the dead bodie of two of them, and fraug
mets of papers from the others, detailing
heir frightful sull'erings. The last note of
Capt. Gardner wvas of the 6th of September,
it which time he had been four days wvithout
ood. It appears the scurvy broke out
umong thtem in April, from which time they
lARRIRD, in Beach Island, on the 25th Mar.
by the Rev. W. J. Hard, Dr. JouN GALsuuX
and Miss GEORTAN1A IIAxKNsoN.
DIED, in this District at the residence of Mr.
Marion Coleman, on the 1(0th inst., of Pneumo
nia. Joux A CARnENra, eldest son of Mrsa
Nancy Coleman, after an illness of about fifteen
diya, which lie bore with much patience for a
youth of but ten years.
Tim following persons have paid up to the
time affixed to their names:
Lemuel Corley, to 27th June 1851.
David Ouzts, to 6th February '53.
Ransom Dust, to Sth Feb '53.
S. S. Tompkins, Esq., to 10th Mareh '52.
George Tillman, to Ist Jan '53.
E. W. Rutland, to 20th Feb '53.
11. W. Jones, to 11th April '53.
11. C. Turner, to 8th Feb '53.
H. T. Wright, Esq., to 3rd Jan '53.
B..Thomas, to 1st -April '53.
H. C. Hazel, to 4th March '53.
Jeremiah Seigler, to 7th Jan '52.
Benj. Etheredge. to 6th March '53.
Moses MNurrah, to 6th March '52.
David Mealing, to 9th Jan '53.
James A Talbert, to 5th June '52.
Eldred Grice, to 6th March '53.
John TI Moss, to 6th Feb '53.
A J Sligh. to 5th A pril '53.
Col Win Quattlebuim, to 22d Jan '53.
Col Wyett Holmes, to 24th Oct '52.
Ira Cronley, to 20th March '53.
R P Quarles, to Ist March '52.
B M Posey, to 30th Jan '52.
S Dagnell, to 4th March '53.
John Mobley, Sr., to 8th Feb '53.
Janes Vaughn, to 2d Feb'53.
F C Wood, to 23d Jan '53.
L M Smith, to 20th Feb '53.
J IC Abney, to 4th March '53.
Capt J D Abney, to 16th Oct '52.
Elbert Devore, to 2d Jan '53.
Wm B Dorn, to 8th Feb '53.
George Getzen, to 28th March '53.
David Payne, to 8th Jan '53.
J IH White, to 4th March '53.
Jacob Smith, to 25th Dec '52.
Capt J J Sentell, to 2nd Jan '53. -
Win S Howard, to 4th March '53.
A Rutland, to oth March '53.
Ira Sateher, to 6th March '53.
G J Sheppard, to 7th March '53.
M Holstein, to 5th Sept '52.
John 11 Fair, to 3d March '53.
John F Burris, to 9th Jan '53.
G W Holloway, to 13th Dec 'Z2.
Capt E W Perry, to 19th Oct '52.
Wm Wilson, to 8th Jan '53.
Capt A J Briggs, to 1st Jan '53.
J J Kennedy, to 18th t pril '51.
Dr. Hoofiand's German Bittens
Turis celebrated medicine is one of the very
best in the country, and its good qualities only
need to be known, to give it precedence over all
efrects lately, after the total- failure of mnany
others. This is saying more than we can for
any other medicine within our knowledge, and
we feel it a duty to recommend the Bittersn to
the notice of our friends. The genuine is pre
pared by Dr. C. M1. JAcason, Philadelphia, and
is sold in this place, by
G. L. PENN, AGENwr.
Butler Lodge, No, 17,1, 0, 0, F,
A Regular Mleeting of this Lodge
w~. iill be held on Monday evening
next 7 o'clock.
A. G. TE AGUE, Sce'y.
A pril 15 It 11
A Regular Communication of
No. 50. A. F M., will be held at
their Unil on Saturday evening,
the 1$th inst., at 8 o'clock P. M.
By order of the W. P.
R. SULLIVAN, SEC'af.
A pril 15 , tf 13
Ridge Land for Sale!
T HIE Subscriber ot'ers for sale his valuable
1. Tract of Land, containing Two huudred
andl thirty-four (234) acres, lying on both sides
of Beach Cre,-k, niear the Columabia 1Road, and
adjoining lands of Capt. R. Ward, James Mc
Carty and others.
On the Tratct is a good Dwelling House,
Kitchen, Smnoke-h~ouse, and all other necessary
out-bunildings, with an excellent well of water.
One hundhred and twenty-five acres of the
above tract are Scared-nearly all fresh land,
and under good fences. This Land'is well adapt
ed to the cultivatio'n of Cotton, Corn and Grain.
Said Tract can be treated fo'r on good termas,
between now and the last o1f October, but if not
disposed of by that time, will be sold, at publio
outcry, at.Edgefield Court House, on the first
Monday in November next.
Ridge, A pril 15 6mi . 13
Ad iitao' Sale.
'IlE Subscriber will offer for sale on Tues
.1day, the 4th of May next, and thte day fol
lowving, aill the personal property of Charles J.
Glover, dee'd., which may not be sald previously
by the Sherill. A mongst the property will be a
number of likely Negroes, Stock of all k'n's,
Hiouschuold and Kitchen Furniture, Wagons,
Carriage anid other articles.
Terms niade knownt on the day of sale. The
sale will take place at the late residence of the
JOHN RAINSFORD, Admir.
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ERSNSwho have made application for
Ltheirounty Land, through A. M. PEIaL',
Esq., wvill call upon JosEPmi ASNEY, Esq., who
has eharge of the papers of Mr. Paux.
A pril 15 5t 13
T OLLED before me by Temple Mfarin, liv
ing twenty-nine miles North of-Edgefleld
C. HI., one BAY MARE, fourteen and a half
hands high, wvith black main and tail, five years
old and appraised at sixty-two dollars and. fifty
rents. L. CUL BRE ATII, M1. E. D.
Feb 28 m4m e 8.
Notice- . -
, LL Persons indebted to the Estate of Jo
s eph Moore, dee'd., are requested to maske
mmediate payment, and those having demnids
igainst the estate will present them in due form.
.eb1 E. PENN, Ex'or.