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THE SOUTHEJ AGICULTUIST.
We subjoin with rerrret and a feeling-of mor
tification the Card of tXe Publisher of the above
named valuable publication:
"THE SOUTHERN AGRICULTURtIsT.-The pub.
Usher deeply regrets the present necessity which
compels-him to-suspend the publication of the
Southern Agriculturist. * This he is forced to do,
from the simple fact, that the patronage bestow
ed upon the work, during the present volume,
has not been sufficient to defray the expenses
of. printing and the paper upon which it has
been published. But few have responded to
our call to save the work, and unless active
measures and prompt patronage be bestowed, its
existence must altogether cease. Such individ
uals as feel that a work of the kind should be
sustained in South Carolina will confer a favor
by making known to the proprietor the amount
of subscriptions which they might feel justifia
ble in guarantving to the works by the 1st of
September; aid should they prove sufficient to
carry it on, the full amount of matter will be
given by the end of the volume. As it is, we
have given for $1.00 two hundred and twenty
four pages of valuable matter to our present
subscribers in the seven numbers published, and
should we not be encouraged to go on, we hope
that the small loss to each subscriber will be
overlooked in the proper appreciation for our
own extensive losses in doing this much for
"It is but an act of ju.stice to the Editors,
Col. A. G. and Mr. Wm. Summer, to state, that
as they are not in the least interested in the
pecuniary afflirs of the work, they are not re
sponsible for anything but its iitorial manage.
ment. Thesagentlemen, still ready to serve
the Agricultuml community with their experi
ence and talented pens, assure us that so long
as we can afford to print the work, they will
edit it without other reward than the endeavor
to benefit their country.
" We hope to make some arrangement by the
time specifi.d to establish the Agricuiurigt on
a permanent basis, and in this hope we rely on
our friends, who must be'up and doing.'
"R. M. STOKES."
NEGOTIATIONS AT MIADRID.-A FEW WoaDS
DIRECT FROM 3R. SoULE.-The Paris correspon
dent of the Cincinnati Gazette writes-what in
deed was foreseen its the inevitable result of his
negotiations that Mr. Soule has no longer hopes
of an amicable settlement of the Cuban question.
The correspondent says he derives his facts and
conclusions from Mr. Soule himself, and that
they are, therefore, worthy of entire confidence.
These facts and conclusions are to the following
effect, viz; that the responses and general con
duct of the Spanish Cabinet have been so uni
form from the day on which his first demand
was made, that he has become convinced that
their minds were made up in advance as to
what line of conduct they intended to pursue.
"No turn which he could give to the negotia
tions has succeeded in changing the uniformity
of their replies, or the obstinacy with which
they seem determined to cling to a settled line
of policy.-This conduct on their part is based
on two hypotheses which possess their entire
confidence; one of which is, that England and
France will lend her their assistance in cases of
emergency, while the other is, that the deminds
of the Government of the United States are
mere demagogical threats made to subserve
political ends, and not based on the true senti
ment of the people of the United States. No
treaty has been concluded between France, Eng
land and Spain on the subject; but conferences
have been held, from which Spain has gathered
sufficient assurances to give her confidence in
their ultimate support in case of actual war.
The only question which Spain believes divides
the parties, is the question of slavery in Cuba,
and upon this question, when it comes to the
point, she will give in to her allies, so as to
secure their support."
-NiE c NssmUTiox.-On the evening of the
3d n5, as we understand from the Marietta
Ohio) Reptu.an, the students of Marietti
Th beMI by some one to remair
self-government-..and have W
ed on the anniversarvof Aaerican inc ependence
Accordingly,.. fIre morning of the Fourth.
when all was joy among the citizens, the Amern
can flag was suspended at half-mast from the
college cupola, and the bell tolled. Such fel.
.lows are cut out for tories and traitors, and such
an institution is evidently a fit cradle to rock
S-rEAM MILLI BURNED.-WO regret to learn
that the Steam Mill in this county, belonging
to Messrs. Sproull & Cothran, was destroyed by
fire on Thursday night, the 18th inst. A large
quantity of lumber was burned at the same
time, and the loss is considerable.
THEa RA!LROAD.-The Committee of Twen
ty-One and the Council, appointed at the recent
town meeting, and to whom were referred the
various resolutions submitted to that meeting.
have had two sessions, and on yesterday passed
resolutions instructing the Town Council to
subscribe $300,000 to the stock of the Colum
bia and Hamburg Railroad.
Two conditions were annexed to such sub
scription, viz: that $400,000 of the stock should
be taken elsewhere, and that the town should
have the location of the depots, &c.
We were sorry to see any condition with re
gard to other subscriptions attached to the reso
lution, and have no doubt but the citizens' meet
ing will either reduce the amount named in the
condition or expunge it entirely. The condition
relating to the location of depot and building is,
we think, very proper, and one which the Coun
cil have a right to claim under such a liberal
PU~eH represents Nicholas as an ass who has
allowed himself to be shut up in a pond, and all
the European nations, conspicuous among which
is John Bull, stand looking over the fence at
him, but no one dares to get inside to put the
bridle on. Turkey has let down one bar, and
reaching a hand through has got hold of his
tail, and implores France and England to go in
and take him by the head, but they manifest a
most decided disinclination to take hold of the
biting end. A better illustration of "the war"
which was going to shake the whole continent
of Europe we have never seen.
RE.VIVAL OF THE SLAVE TRADE.-The Savan
nah Georgian, an ultra democratic journal, thus
discourses on the subject of the African slave
trade: " If there be," as a contemporary states,
"a growing disposition in this country to with
draw the restriction upon the African slave
trade, and refer it to the enterprise of our mer
chunts," we are very confident that it is to be
found north, not south of Mason and Dixon's
FoR DEAD- PE~isoNSs AND A .IUG.-On Tues
day last, says the Detroit Advertiser of the 13th
a gentleman from the Eighth WVard called upon
the city marshall, and requested him to make an
examination of a house somewhere in that vicini
ty. The house was shut up, and for some rea
son it was supposed by the neighbors to contain
a dead person. The marshall broke open the
*door, and discovered a most mournful sight. A
gallon jug partly filled with whiskey, sat upon
the floor, and in close proximity lay the forms
of its four unfortunate victims. A man, his wife
and two children were quite dead, with only the
-jug to give an intimation of their untimely fate.
ETFEeT OF HEAT ON HORsES.-We learn that
the proprietors (Powell, Metcalf & Co.) of the
double mail line between this place and Mobile,
have lost, during the last few weeks of inel
ment heat, some sixty valuable horses, and have
some 20 or 30 more disabled from work from
sun-stroke and the effects of the weather. Some
40 of these losses, with several mules, occured
on the route from Escambia to Stockton, a dis
tance of about 40 miles and very sandy. It is
stated that fastening a wet sponge over the brain
of horses, as is often practiced on the Levee in
New-Orleans, will effectually proteet them from
OFF.-Several of the recently appointed offi
eers-for Nebraska and Kansas left Washington
ent Monday last for their new homes in what is
now recognised as the " far west."
= ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR@
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
TIURSDAY JULY 27, 1854.
g: TitE obituary notices of Mrs. RIDLY GaAY
and JoHs CHAPMAN Esq., have been received but
unavoidably crowded out of this issue.
IT' OwIsG to the crowded state of our columns
we are reluctantly compelled to omit the article signed
" RAMBLEa," giving a pleasant and interesting sketch
of his recent trip to Abbeville C. H., &c. We will
take pleasure in laying it before our readers next week.
Death of a Veteran Minister.
TuE Rev. SAMUEL DuswoDY, one of the oldest
members of the South Carolina Conference of the M.
E. Church, died at his residence in Cokesbury, on
Sunday, the 9th instant.
Barbecue and Parade at the Pine House,
WE were invited to attend a barbecue and drill ul
the Edgefield Artillery, under Capt. MORAGNE, and
Capt. LYiRAst)'s fine volunteer corps, at the Pine
House, on last Saturday; and as the opportunity wat
most courteously afforded us we availed ourselves ol
The day was auspicious, and although the turnoul
wa< not quite as good as was expected, the perform,
ance of the troops, their target firing, and thesumptu
ousness of the dinner made the most ample amendi
for the lack of numbers. No assembly of the peoph
was ever more harmonious, and there was not only n<
quarrel, but not even a dispute, in that part of tht
" bloody Seventh."
If some of those opposed altogether to the militar3
system had witnessed the parade of the gallant vol
unteers, we are of opinion, that their view's woulk
have been, in some degree modified, and that thel
would rather have been inclined afterwards to ament
and reform the system, than to abolish it altogether.
Our present system does seem to us to be very de
fective, and we trust, that the Legislature will adopt
without hesitation, the plan of that citizen % ho devise
a better. Something ought to be done, for the militar:
spirit in South Carolina is now at a sad decline.
Still it is due to truth, and it is just to the officers u
some of the Companies in the District, that we shoulb
bear testimony to their efliciency, and to the thorougl
military spirit they seem to evince, on occasions hard
ly calculated to excite much enthusiasm, or to arous
the ardor of the soldier to its full pitch.
The guns of the two Companies that exercised at th
Pine House were not in the most complete repair, an
the precision of their aim did not appear to equal th
zeal and spirit the men manifested.
Mr. EaAsMus YOUNGBLooD, we believe, was th
victor, and won the prize.
The Masonic Miscellany,
EDtTD by ALSEaT G. AMACKEY, comes to us in
very neat form, and in a style of workmanship equa
to that of any other periodical in the country.
It is difficult to say how much the whole body
Mlasons, on the Western Continent are indebted to th
labors of Dr. MlACK Ey; and from the benign influenc
of 31asonry upon the morals of a people, he. has als
placed the whole country under obligations to his dil
gence, his genius and his profound learning in tL
Dr. MACKEY is a graceful, easy writer-full of el
gance and taste; and a sublime morality, and goc
nature almost amounting to religion, pervade an
give expression to almost every word he speaks<
It is the July number of his monthly, that we hav
on our table, and the first of a new series. Its pric
is only Two Dollars per annum, and it contains thirt
two pages or as good reading as can be found in au
work, on morals and ethics-making in the year
volumn of three hundred and eighty-four pages.
This number contains the Address delivered by D
MACKEY, at the laying of the corner stone of the Od
Fellows' and Mlasonic Hall at Edgefield, which a
thouch, we had the pleasure of hearing most eloquen
We recommend the work and the author, to ti
favorable regard of the public, and particularly of th:
noble order to which lie is devoting his time, hi.1 ta
ets and his fortune.
Annexation ef the Sandwich Islands.
THE New York Tribune of the 20 inst., asserts poa
itively that a treaty providing for the early annexatic
of the Sandwich Islands is completed. T1he onl
question is whether they will be admitted as a Territ'
ty or State.
GREENVILLE C. II., July 23.
Ic accordance with a promise left behind, we set
ourself this morning (61 o'clock) to write a let ert
thi readers of the " Edgefield Advertiser." ,They mut
expect nothing more In it than rapid notices and hur
To begin at the beginning, we must he permittedt
assert our belief, that the road from Edgefield Couti
Iouse to Ninety-Six Depot on the G. & C. Railroadi
the vilest apology for a highway now to be founi
throughout the length and breadth of this wide Con
tinent. From Pottersville to Jisx boac's it is as hai
as bad can be, and from DotNs's to the Railroad bu
little better. It is rocky, rooty, rouglt and ragged ; antd
at the present time of drouth, upheavesatthe slightes
disturbance clouds of fine dust such as we have neve
seen rivalled in anty country. How the good people a1
this road can abide, in peace and contentment, suel
an abominable condition of their common channel o
ittercourse and trrvel, we are at a loss to comprehend
The most of them own fine carriages, handsome bug
gies &c., each one of which is little better than
nuisance, and a dead expense with such a road I
travel ont. Twenty-five tripe over it wouldl do a nici
vehicle more injury titan two hundred and fifty trip
over a properly made and well kept road. Even th
strongest wagons can scarcely be expected to standi
unbroken for a twelvemont h. We tell you,gentlemen
that very few travellers will ever admire or appreciat<
your lands, your fields, your residences and oilier im
pi ovements, as long as you afford them so terrible .
transit through your possessions. Wit h a really goot
road passing by gur doors, not only would your every
day comfort be increased, not only would some mino
interests be promoted, but your lands would~be wortl
from otie to three dollars more per acre. Inthe namn
of common sense, let these " devil's race paths" b~
amended. Wt'rk out the full twelve.-days every yea
with all the hands you can raise,.and a'very great al
teration wotuld take place in a short time. When mer
then passed your way, instead of mentally (and some
times orally) cursing your negligence and indifferenci
in this matter, instead of saying "'if I'm spared thiu
time I'll never come through tthis infernal sectior
again," instead of telling it every where, as they go
that Edgefield is the last ptace in creation, they wouk
rather laud you to the skies as a public-spirited and
enlightened population--they would admire your pleas.
ant locations by the goodroad-side-they would speall
of your lands as productive and valuable-and the1
would allude to your District on all occasions as
great old District, where every one felt an interest ir
the public good and every thing was on a scale of eit
lightened civdization, honorable to this advancing age
of ours. Our friends along this line of travel must
not take offence at these remarks. It really seems t<
us that they are missing thie path of prudence and good
policy very widely, in not persevering contintually tin
ii they shall have made a fine highway where nowi
runs one of the meanest roads in the United States.
It is because we know-thiat this chanige would redound
to their owon good as well as to the credit of the Dis
trict, that we notice the matter at all. Will not the
many able and high-toned citizens who live upon this
route reflect upon our hints and take action according.
yy? We shall see.
In spite of the wretched road however, we were de
lighted to observe (whtenever the joltings and tiltings
f the carriage would permit) that the crops lying upon
I both corn and cotton, were as fine as could be asked
for. Seeing the prospect here presented, calling to
mind what we had witnessed in other neighborhtoods,
and remembering what we had heard from all qluar
ters of our District, we concluded as we rode along
that Edgefield (with one more " soaker") would be
blessed with almost Egyptian abundance for the com
ing year. The sarme blessing of plenty seeming ready
t alight upon the country generally, is thters riot great.
watered and made fruitful our fields, and whosego=d
ness has "given the increas" to the labors of the
We must not omit to mention here that DoaN's
Mill, at which place we stopped the first day of our
journey to take lunch, is in constant operation and is
doing a fine business. A knowing old negro of Mr.
DoRNs informed us that quantities of wheat from the
Liberty Hill settlement, from the neighborhood of
Edgefield village and elsewhere had been and were
still coming in, and that the mill was kept, " in giner
at, mighty busy." This is just as it should be. Mr.
Dorn advertises in our paper and, whiat is more if pos
sible, he gives every body a good turnout of excellent
flour. All lie lacks now is one of the Stoddard Shin
gle Maclines, which lie can get for a sum not over
large considering that one hundred per centum may be
made upon the investment (clear of expenses) in three
or four months.
At Ninety-Six Depot, on the Greenville & Columbia
Railroad, we pulled up late in the afternoon, to spend
the night and rest both man and beast, after an intense
ly hot and disagreeable ride. But it was no go. The
only landlord in town had a sick family and, besides
this, "he had the passengers by the Edgefield Hack
to accommodate that night," and therefore " was
obleeged to turn us off." Without a murmur we drove
on to McCaAKIN's, and lie also had a sick family.
On we went (whipping up now, for it was gettingquite
late) to aiother road-side inn, but they were sick there
too. It was tho same case at the next house. By this
time it was dark, and we began to fear we were out
for the night, when a large framed house in an exten
sive enclosure was discovered by one of our party
some hundrad yards or so from the road. We drove
up, made application, were received and kindly ac
commodated for the night. To the master and mis
tress of this house (Dr. CALHOUN and his young wife)
we return our acknowledgments for their ready atten
tion and hospitable treatment.
The second day of our journey was more pleasant
than its predecessor. The roads were better and the
air was conler. Our third day out was far ahead of
either of the other two. The roads had now become
quite smooth and shady. Every mile or two, there
was a fine well of cold water at which we stopped,
" blowed," cooled off and imbibed. The distance be
tween Edgefield and Greenville (some ninety miles)
we divided as nearly as practicable into three equa
parts, and when we arrived at this place, about 5
o'clock P. M., on the third day, we were all in bettet
condition than when we started, and our horses had
already gained, we think, a couple of pounds apiece.
Old Brag" especially looked ten pounds better than
t'he morning she severed her connexion with her mas
ter's empty corn-crib.
There was a thought of wonderment and bewilder
ment which arose to our mind in the course of ou
second day's ride, and it originated thus: At a certair
hopise in Laurens District we stopped for recreation
We had been there only ten minutes when a young
doctor rode up. After we had remained fifteen min
utes longer another yonng doctor rode up. We left
but had not travelled five miles before we metanothei
I youngv doctor with his baddle-sags of phyaic dangling
at his horse's side. In another mile we encounteret
our fourth young doctor. Nor did the thing cease un
ti we had met the fifth and sixth youthful dir-ciple o
E;culapius, all-within ten miles of each other. Ant
yet, upon enquiry,.we ascertained that there was littli
or no sickness in all those parts. Now the cause o
our wonderment and bewilderment was two-fold, a
thus: Imprimis, we wondered how so many youni
medical sprouts could be permitted, in i'e course o
d human events, to pounce down upon any one devotei
d neighborhood-Secundo, we were bewildered in con
ceiving how, by any concatenation of circumstance
ano occasions, they managed to make a living. Wi
are still in doubt-will any one explain it !
e Nothing of much interest came to our ken in jour
neying to this point. It !s easily perceptible that th
Railroad has resulted in nearly breaking up the trave
wliich once took thisdirection. Public houses, whi
were formerly thriving and inviting, are now scarcel
kept open, so completely has their old travelling-custor
been destroyed. In a little time, unless the travellin
publi shall again learn to relish and enjoy the goo
-old fashion of private carriages, private niggers and pr;
mer jaunt in that independent style which permitte
t henm to go when they pleased and where they pleaset
to stop when and where they fancied, to rest at noor
day or dlrive up at evening's close, to choose their ow
routes, their own stopping-places and their own hout
for every purpose. For one, we yet prefer the ol
style mode for short distances, especially when th
object is to see and be benefitted by the beautiese
mountain scenery, the freshness of mountaini air an
the sweetness of mountain fare. As to cheapness to<
the old style (at least as far as an up-country trip to thi
mountains of S. Carolina, N. Carolina and Tenne'
see is regarded) has a decided advantage. We at
prepared to show that one can travel from Edgefiell
to Warni Springs and back again, woith 5 schites,
servaats and 6 horses, at least one hundred dollar
cheaper per month than lie who starts with 5 white
atid 2 servants, taking the H~ack from Edgefield, the
Railroad from Ninety-Six and dlepending on a lirei
conveyance from Greenville. Before -our trip is ove
we intend to prove this positIon by un'leniable figuiret
Int passing through a corner of Laturens District, wi
learned that the Electdral guestion had lieen-lJugge'
Iinto the canvass for the': L~egislattire. :It will tell t
some considerabre extent -upn the r-esult ef'the edec
tion especially for the Se-nate.- The men wvith whon
we conaversed upon tihe.suhjee't were clearly of opinior
that the people cared not one straw aboutithe matter
bit the thing being forced upon- them by candidates
(shame ! shame.j).-they intended of course voting one
way or the other. htsietqs that: CA LutouN and Insi
(for tfue Senate) are .opposed to- the change whuilt
FA tP.Y, the' old pominissioner in Equity, (and a verl
cleve;r m-an by the way),in'in favor of it. It wouki
ppear thgat the-latter gentleman's chance for the Sen
ate theref'ore is not l'ad, as lie has all the advantag
of one side and thiat.too, a- 1many think, the stronges
side. But from what we could discover of the inter
et felt iti the qnestidn, the people will not be so muel
governed by the political test as to turn the scales ir
F~aEY's ftvor, Thesdame question is made here ir
Greenville'but we discern nothing ofit in the workinj
of the public mind of this place.
We may as: well state, at this point, that the cropi
in those portions of A bbeville, Laurens, and Green.
ville which we have traversed, promise,.in some spots
a fair turn-out, in others a very fine one, nowhere
very sorry one. Some neighborhoods have been suf
fering considerably from drouth for a few weeks, but
te rain has come in time to do no little good. Yester
day and day before this place and vicinity were visi.
tedl with most refreshing showers. As we sat at om
window and listened to its pleasant pattering at twi.
light, our inward prayer was that old Edgefield might
be similarly refreshed.
Greenville village has long been a favorite place
with us. For more than twenty years we have beer
an occasional visitor here. For a few summers we
lived hard by. It is natural therefore that we should
regard the village with esteem and favor. To de
otherwise would convict us of insensibility to many
delightful associations and fond reminiscences.
As to the atmosphere of Greenville they may talk at
they please about its being only a bare grade better
than that of places a hundred miles farther South--its
all fudge. The difference between this place and
Edgefeld is, to our sense, manifest and distinct. It
is cooler all day long, and at night a log of wood
could almost perceive the superior freshness of the
air. In short, it is genuine mountain air, far more
bracing in its influences thtan the best sea breeze that
ever blew, not to mention the sluggish zephtyrs of our
Greenville, being the upper terminus of a long Rail
roa, is supposed generally to-he rapidly inmproving,
which is not the case. From Reedy river all the way
through Main Street, and on into Buncombe road, but
little in the way of improvement is observable. Every
thing stands yet pretty much as it did two years ago.
On the other side of Reedy river however, quite a little
place has sprung into existence under the fostering in
fluences of the Railroad Depot which is situated there.
This may be termed " New Greenville." We were
really surp-isedl at the changeseffeted in that quarter.
And they are still progressing. If the tother-siders
ontinue long to improve as they have begun, it may
be that old Greenville will have the shine taken from
her by this precocious offshioot.
We are informed that the society of Greenville is
not wat it used to be in point of gaiety and hospitality.
Visito., do no.ee f-.... hi as; ..they geneally
form a little society of their own, of all thigs te
freshest, raciest and' most enjoyable. - At this very
time, we have at the Mansioi'House a goodly number
of very agreeable persons, all af whom seem disposed
to contribute to each other's comfort and pleasure.
While the delightful parlor6f ur.Hotel is made doubly
delightful by social converse, swebt singing, merry
dancing and good-humored raillery, its inmates can
scarcely be annoyed by the decline of Greenville's
ancient hospitality, however jach they may regret it
for the old town's sake. We liavea brace of landlords
too who are a host withiri-iieiselves, and %% hose po
lite attentions to their vartois lodgers are enough to
make us like allof Greeneville.fortle Mansion House's
sake. Besides .Ihere aremikiy clever fellows about
Greenville whose amenity uid warm-heartedness to
% ards strangers reflect m chcredit on themselves and
their community. Still, general thing, it may
very possibly be that the soesality of this lovely moun
tain village has suffered a serious decline. And we
should lik- to find the bur& wfe3 such Is not the
Although Greenville joper (as- we have before re
marked) exhibits no actual iniprovements of any con
sequence, yet there is certainly much-more of life and
bustle and city-like haste observable in- her streets
than formerly. Every old tenement in the place is
occupied-every man seems to be actively busy at
something-carts and wagons are driving in and out
of town at. all hours of ! e day-and, upon the whole,
the evidences of her inerasng prosperity are palpa
ble enough. That her people have not rushed into
extravagant building, atall that sort of thing, may
be bit an indication of'their consumate caution and
prudence. There is such a. thing as making a great
to-do in the way of teaAng down old shops and re
placing them with expensive houses, when there is
really no present pecesslty for any thing of the sort.
And there is such i thingitoo as reaping great nadvan
tages with but a moderate display of these flashy ap
pendages of modem progress. Perhaps Greenville
has chosen the better'pat. .:
This summer, Greenvple is quite a town of Conven
tions. Last week, the Iailroad Convention jammed
every h'ouse in the place. * This week the Baptist
State Convention is sit Ig. And next week a Tem
perance Convention is to come ofE
The principal questions before the Baptist Conven
tion are the taking care of the " Furman University"
(the treasury of whichiist.regarded as being in a low
condition) and thitabliliment of a Baptist Female
If this undertaking is determined upon,. Greenville
holds out the inducement to the Denomination of a
lot of twenty acres as a site for the buildings and
twenty thousand dollars.in cash to go towards their
construction. It is saia that Dr. CuaRIs will ofrer as
an inducement to establish the college at Limestone
Spring", his whole establishment there, upon condition
that he shall receive the prolits.forlhe first four or five
years. Anderson also Is a suitor fur the college, but
what advantages sheoffers we know not.
As one who adb- to -,he Baptist creed, and pre
fers the Baptist deomination to all others, we trust
that nothing of th s'ort will be done, especially if it
I involve the acceptance of the Greenville proposition.
It is known that the acceptance of this offer by the
Baptists will heget heart-burnings among other de
nominations equally respentable and pure with them
selves, whih may lead to evil consequences of no
little magnitude. And Is it for a Christian church to
I become a willing accomplice in such a transaction ?
The reply to this query ought to settle the point at
f once and forever with the denomination.
I But, independent of this cornsideration, what do
Baptists want with this mnammoth Female College!
Is it not better to establi sh schools in common with
other Christians in each District of our State, that the
daughters of all mayfhave that peculiar advantage
(which the Patriot by the bye urges upon the people
ofrGreenville by way of argurtent in favor of the pro
I posed location here) of being'iducated at or near their
homes? What good will this Baptist Female college
do, whether set up at Limedtne Springs, or at Green
ville, or at Anderson, for ci:izens of the lower Districts,
in comparison with Institutions fostered and built up
in their midst ! This worlis already going on finely.
Why pot let .4prpgress.! Whiy endeavor to distract
.MM rhome efrurts in ihe cause,
mon college, which may atlatpoesae e
~titan many schools of much humbler pretension?! We
have not yetseen th'e wisdom or policyof the measure.
-Perhaps we may become wiser in time.
rBut we must abruptly close. If outr letter is meagre,
abe it remembered we have but a meagre field. Till
Iour next, adieu !
F oxt THEC A tDvEaTistci.
MEETING OF THE GREENVILLE EQUITY EAR.
coXPLiMENSTAaY To cenANcEL.Loat wvARAn.w
Ameig of the Equity Dar, ait Gjreenville, S
C., was held in the Cost Ihouse, immediately upon
the adjournment of the Court, at .July Termn, 1854.
I Ion. B. F. Pzaar was called to the Chair,. anid
SASUEL. A. Towxas, Esq., Coinmissioner of the
Court, was appointed Seeretary.
The following Preamble aiid Resolutions were
offered by C. ,J. ELFOnD, Esq., and uunnmously
This being the first Term of the Court of Equity
for Greenville District, at which Chancellor W ARn -
* AW has presided, and. the business of the Te-rmt
having been unusually large and laborious, it is
proper that we should fom rmally express the semi-e
which we entetta n of his ability and courtesy.
Resolved, That the able, courteous, and dignified
manner in whlichb Chancellor WAnRD.AW has presidled
over the said Court, entities him to our warmest
thanks, affurds abundant evidence -of lisa peculiar
fitness for the high station which hie so eminently
adorns, anti is in beautiful consistency with his ele
vated private chtaracter-.
Resolaed, That the nlewvslpprs at Greenville and
Edgefield bue requested to publish these proceedings,
and that a copy of them be presented to Chtancellor
WADI.Aw by the Chairnian of this meeting.
B. F. PERRY, Chirmnan.
SAMUEt, A. TowNzs. Meecretary.
ATTEMP'TED SUtdtDE.-We have heard, but,
cannot say how reliable the information, that an
elderly gentleman, living a few miles below
Greenville, well known to our citizens by the
name of Cain WVells, attempted his own life by
shooting himself on Sunday last. It seems that
ie did not quite succeed, but it is supposed that
it will be impossibhl for him to live, as much of
iis brain was shot twa'. The causes of this
unfortunate suicide we have not sufliciently
learned to positively state, but this much we
would repeat of what we heard : On Wednes
day or Thursday, of last week, he promised
himself that unless it shoald rain upon his crops
by Saturday he would kill himself, and it ttot
having rained, it appears that he endeavored to
put his awful threat into execution. Weu sin
erely trust that this repcort is untrue, but if it
be, it should prove a dreadful warning never to
tempt the Almighty in the dispensationsa of his
AwrFt, MonTALIT.-Oni the last trip of the
propeller Oriental, a large jnmber of Norwegian
imigrants were on board, among whom the
ship fever suddenly broke out, tied, before the
trip was ended, carried off about fifty of them.
TI hey had endured a long and tedious journey
fr~m their fatheorland,-the confinement of closely
packed car-s overhand,, and were fully prepared
for the incursion of a disease which is never
satisfed with a few. Eve~y attention was paiid
to their wants by Capt. Squires and his crew, but
for which mahy more must. have perished. The
deaths occured, principally on Lake illichtigatn
and Lake Huroa.-Buffalo Express.
IT is said that Andersoti will be a second A thin
ta when the Raibun Gap and Satvannah River
Roads are completed. We devoutly hope that
these predictions maybe verified. T1he Rabtin
Gap is *now rapidly progressing-the certainly
of its completion is beyond a-doubt. But what
has become of the Savanna River Valley Road ?
Why are its friends so lukewarm ait present ?
We are confident that it only needs the exer
tions of a few deterutined men to raise the re
quisite amotunt of stock along the line of road.
The importance of this project is so great and so
directly pertnininig to the interests of1 the country
through which in passes, that thfe pe-ople will not
let it fail, if a vigorous move is made in its fa-.
FOR THE ADVERTISER.
TO THE PEOPLE OF EDGEFIELD.
FELLow-Cizexs :-As I have permitted my
name to be announced as a Candidate, at a rather
late period of the canvass, I have judged it proper
to publish the reasons which have determined my
condruct, together with such other remarks as the
occasion may justly call forth.
To begin, without preface, I really have a desire
to serve my country, as a I egislator, with the hope
of poss*bly benelitting both myself and country; and
1 have felt, I own.:m honorable amb'tion, for public
employment and its consequent famo and emolu
ments, from my childhood. Ilavinig, then, even
looked forward to a position of the kind, from
youth, I havo a natural confidence in my ability to
make myself useful in the Legislature. Otherwise,
I would not dare to ask for the suffrages of the peo
ple of so intelligent a District. When a man fixes
positively in his mind, a standard of excellence, or
when he determines upon the accomplishment of
any object, or upon the attainment of any laudable
hope of preferment, all his faculties, and al the pow
ers of his mind will set in that direetion, and be
coming shaped and trained to the diseha'rge of their
appropriate functions, labor will become to him, a
pleasure, and common toil, a pleasant occupation,
while they are aimed to reach the darling prize of
his soul. Indeed, he will make progress in his fa
vorite pursuit, even unconsciously to himself, and
without eufor t, although lie may boast an infei ior
understanding, and be quite unequal to the dignity
lie purposes to enjoy.
I was persuaded, you may know, that my poor
exertions, wli:lst I was a member of the House, de
served even more than a defeat in my next el eti on,
and that they gave good earnest of a willingness to
d. my duty, if no miore. A few disinterested stran
gers, were flittering enough to bespeak for me, a
career of usefulness, not only to my District. but to
the State at large, and they (singularly, indeed, some
would suppose,) considered, that Edgelield District
was rather indebted to me than I to it, for the posi
tion I held.
All of which tendeil to pamper my vanity and
self-conceit, in or.ler that they might receive the
deeper wound by my subsequent disappointment.
But I have an abiding conviction still, although so
chastened by the rod, that youth is the season for
man's greatest attainments, and the most appropri
ate tinie for either talents, or mnd.s:ry, or energy to
be called into the service of the commonwealth. So,
that, if I have for my portion, either mind, or zeal,
or assiduity, I wish to be allowed the opportunity of
displaying it early, in the noblest cause that can en
gage the attention of man-the cause of my fellow'
man-the cause of humanity aud law, and the cause
of my country.
In a few years, I shall have passed the meridian
and prime of manhood, and shall be incapab'e ol
diing much good, or of largely pronimoting virtuous
en.s, even if my poor abiities shiiuld be put intu
perpetual requisition by the partial and the unani
mous voice of my countrymen. If I possess any
merits, I humbly believe, that now is the "accepted
tim," for their employment, so that when age over
takes me. I shall have learned something, and don
something worthy of a living page in History-of
lasting renown, and an enduring reputation.
It requ*res experience to perfect a man in an]
knowledge, in any avocation, or in any mere accon
piishmntrit of li-e; and it is utterly vain for one to b
a statesian, unless he is continually honored by hi
ellow-aitizels, with position, and also with thei
genvrous and willing confidence. To prove the im
portince of training in business of 'such great mo
ment, the ecl.-brated Charles James Fox, deelared
that he regretted more thar any other of his pa5
coiduct as a politician and minister, his omissii t
*occupy the floor of Parliament, on one night, whlm
lie had the opportunity to spieak.
sentatives, 1 was very procuI of the distinctior
comling as it did frinom so nutmerous and so resepeetl
ble a contstituleney, antd beinig ve.ry grateful to yo
for the trust you reposed int me, I labored most eart
estly andi attenttivety to discharge all my duties, ani
also. to render myself most thoroughly acquainte
with those duties, in their nicest detail. I forgt
that the night was made fur repose, or tile eyelid
for slumb.er, whilst I devoted myself to your inter
edts, and to~ the honor and glory of Soiuth Carolint
But I had scarcely learned to spell " Baker" in le~
islation, with all my diligenmce and pride, when, with
out one ofieial sin, or without the omission of:
single duty imptlutedi to me, I was deprived of to
place, to make way for men, who, though they nma;
have bronght more intellect to their task, I ati sot-e
were actuated by no purer or higher .motivs thua
prompted my own acts:; and no~one pretettds, that Ih
District has had a better right to be exh:lited at thei:
achievements, thanm at the very hiumbe etlforts of thi
ttnpretetnding individual w'ho now appeals for youm
encouragemlent anid support.
I tust be pertnitted to say, with some show
dignity and self-satsaetion,. that young men fror
ohier Districts, whoiise rank in the llouse, lby nI
means put mle to shame, aind ini comlparisomn wit)
whom, I had nothing to dread, either on the score
of c-haraeter, industry or capacity, by being conltin
cnei in thteir seats, have won for thetmselves, an en.
viable title to distinction throughout the State.
I am satisfied, that if it is my destimy to mak<
myself betneficial to mankind as a lawgiver, or ais at
expoutder of the lawi, 1 can stiffer nothmng by being1
sent again to the Legislature, as moon as possible, be
fore I shall havec lost all tile knowledge of my d uties,
which I had previously gained by the most intense
aplientoaion. A meniber barely obtains miuch influ-.
enee in Legislative bodies during his fitrst term; and
he is scarcely ever made the head even of a Coin
mittee, until his re-election, when lieshall have had
ccasion to acquire tact, read iness in debate, business
habits, and to have secured the contfidence of his
brother members-who constitute time wisest body
of men in'the Sta-te. It his been some years since
Edgefie-ld has clainmed, among her delegntion, the
Chairman of a single important Committe-e of the
lower Ihouse ;and Edgefield District, from her great
ize, and fr-om the worth and educatiotn of her popu
lation, ahould atid could exercise a commandin~g and
a pirevailing influence ove-r thme Legislation of the
State, and over the destinies of South Carolina.
Perhlaps I hlave in my heart as strong a reason
for again soliciting your support, as any that I have
yet offered. I hate " to give up the ship." " I can
mo" is not the language of m~anhood, and of a reso
lute noble nature. "1I will try,"t was the gallant
reply of a true Chevalier B.tyard, (Col. Mdler,) when
asked by the hero of "- Lundy's Lane," if with an
iiferior hodly of Infantry, he could stornm and carry
a most destructive battery of the enemy. lIe only
modestly promised to make at trial, but he marched,
with shouldered arms, into the very mouths of the
roaritg cannon, atnd with his trusty, confiding and
unwaveritig little corps, lie fell upon the darmng eol
umns of England's chivalry, drove them from thteir
guns, and largely cotntributed to win a glorious day.
The dying words of the heroio llull, when faint
with loss of blood, and being borne below~ deck,
were, " Boys don't givec up the shiip."~
An incident is related of the Great Alfred--that
ie made his twelfth and successful battle with the
Danes, after elevetn successive defeats, from the en
curagemnent he derived upon viewing the same
number of efforts made by a providenit spider to
span his net aeroa:s a ruined cottage, in whlich the
weary and battle-worn chieftain hiad taken she-lter
to restore his exhausted strength after thle fatigues
and hazards of a disastrous day. And thus wvas
suspended upon a spider's web, thle fate of a mighty
Monarchy, whieb has been brilliant and glorions
beyond any examitple of history ; and one of time
most renowned and important achievements of the
...o-1 .,1 owe itierm ance to te memoablet le=
son taught to a King by a grovelling insect, "Never
It grieves me to cease my e'xertions in defeat. I
could be content if I were successful, to lay aside.
for a time, all idea of the honors and distinctions of
office; but, it is humiliating for a man, who has
bulrl-tted it with the world, as I have, when lie
strongly desires to realize an object, to be compelled
to o.% n, in his heart, th:t he lacks the ability to ob
tain it. A graceful and a generous strtggle never
yet brought dishonor, and I have the consolation to
believe, that, if I an again beaten from the field,
the race will nevertheless be of service to me, in
improving my manners, in practising any astuteness
anl apprehension of human nature, in increasing
my store of information, by an interchange of views
with the people, in extending and cultivating my n
quaintance generally with those troim whom I anti
cipate deriving my living and gaining my patronage,
and in affording me constant employment, at a sea
son, when, fro-m the want of active exercise,. the
health receives its severest and most trying shocks.
BeSIDEs, it is my firm persuasion that I was not
allowed fair play in nay last election. Only two or
three days before the votes were to be polled, a des
picable and villainous scheme was set afloat, by per
sons unknown to me, whereby an impression was
male in the Seventh, and even in parts of the Ninth
and Tenth Regiments, that I and others wery se
cretly in favor of a project, with wh:ch I dlisagreed,
and whtch therefore I could never have encouraged,
for dividing the District. so an'to make a new DiS
trict of the Saluda Regiment, and were sacrificing
the interests anl prospects of other Candidates, by
artful and unserupulous intrigue. The current ol
opposition, thus set against me so late, it was im
possible for me to check, and I was cheated of righl
and justice by a paltry and infamaous trick, whicl
would have disgraced the electioneering annals o
the graceless and unwashed Democracy of Nem
York or Pennsylvania. I believe that the peoph
were in favor of my success, and I thought at ono
tiane, that I could count votes, which had been los
to me, by a lying stratagem, sufficient to have se
cured -nay seat in the Legislature. It is the truth
that mainly through respect to me and other gentle
men, who land treated their opinions and feeling
with proper courtesy and regard, the part of thi
Saluda Regiment most devoted to Division, land for
mally declared, in a public resolution, at IIAvARD'S
that they would wholly decline to make the Divisio
of the District a test question at the election thei
to ensue, and would defer it to this present canvass
so as to give .ll appliCaants for their support, a fai;
ehance and open field. The votes taken at the va
rious precints too, proved the sincerity of the de
clarations of those people.
But I had other imputed crimes to bear, of whiel
I was not only innocent, but of the imputation
which I was totally ignoraut until my case was ir
It is well known, that I am not rich, but after al
I an not so very poor, and God knows, that I neve
attempted to evade the law, in the least particular
and the charge, that I was destitute of the propert
qualification, when I suffered ay name to be an
nounced as a Canididate for the [louse of Represer
tatives. was as false as the foul heart that conceive
it. Real estate of the va!ue of one hundred an
- fifty pounds sterling constitutes the necess-iry qual
fication for office, and as severely pinched wit
, poverty, as I may be, I have long been worth dot
ble that amount of tli~s world's goods.
r The Tax books and the Clerk's office, or theoffii
of Mesne Conveyance for the Distriet, is my me
Our ancestors never meant really to make a pr
perty qualificaion, or they would have exacted
, larger sum ar w#ealth. Tie clause referred te, w;
eambodied itn the Consttittutioni ofthe State, to pa eve
a mere transient person from claiaming a .asa in ti
de nt oa citize n of the State, or shtould have sor
unt' rest, whereby hec was rooted and fixed to t
dThaantah I wotuld most punctiliously attd exael
conmply with thte whtole letter and spirit of the Cc
s titutioni, as to my ownt qntalilientioan for offit-e, al
epeciaslly in thec sulen oath eacha menmber elect
called opona to take, yet I ktnow thtat the oath frc
custom or sonme other cause, must be consideredi
nanaty, pretty much as a hormnality. so far as it relat
to the prtoperty qualification, otherwise we shous
have a thiner 1Ilouse of Re-presentatines than is us
ally the cease itt Columtbia.
It is true, that those mlen, who by their industr
foresight anal econoamy, have aceunmulated fortunc
anal raised theamelves anad fatmilies from obscuri
to the haigh pzaces of the coauntray ; anad also, th
othear e!aass of men. whto were boarna rieh, anad i
have htad the skail anal energy to mecrease their ii
heritance, and to gain greater affluenace, deserve 1l
approbatioan and apaplatuse of ntankind. For "I1
that provideth not fur hais 'ho~usehtold denies tI
afaith and is tv'orse thtan an infidel."
But notwithstaanding all this, it is very certain,t:h.
neither property or poverty ever yet made a soldie
or ever yet made the most middling patriot<
statsmtan. Those persons aire moistakena who attn
bute a!l a mtan's worth to tihe patriotic ianfluenei
the land and niegroes he owns. The argumes
proves too nmuch--the good qualities of onr race at
-common to no class and to no spot of earth-an
the wvorshaip of Gods of gold atnd silver has Ion
been interdieted by the voice of the Most liigh.
The man whose patriotism depends solely upo
the amount of real and personali estate, oar thte nuni
ber of dollars atnd cents that attaches him to hi
cmuntry, would betray that country for a large
amount of pruperty, or for a few more pounads<
copper andl silver. Patriotism is a holy sentiment
anda like a-eigion and integrity, sprinigs f:-otm th
heart. It is breathed into our nature, with thb
breath of life
a" And parts not quite with parting breath."
The men who foughat our battles in the Revoalu
tion, .vere many of them, very poor, and it is re
corded of some of :1o heroes whto bled at Eutav
S prings, that they stood naked in the ranka of wear
We read, that when Washington gained the battle
of Princeton and Trenton, his army could be track
ed by the blood thtat trickled from thte bare-feet o
tais soldiers in mi& winter. Such patriotism, mnel
devotion ats thaat displayed in such a manner, ot
thse hard-disputed fields is far above price, and te<
sublime to be purechased with gold, oar to admit of iti
virtue being expressed in pounds, shillings and pence
Many men, who stand oat very brightly upon the
annals of their conntry, htave been exceedingly an
noyed by the want of means. Jefferson the im
mortal author of our "a Declaration of Independence,'
was contin~ually haunted by poserty, and Patried
Ihenry, who afterwards anmassed a great fortabe, was
cailled with wtant when he flung defiance into the
face of thte King of Great Britain, and by the-light.
fing flashes of his eloquence, made the throne o
that monarch to tremble, anal plucked the faires1
flower rronm his royal diadem. Some of the great,
est elhampions of freedom in Englanad were as litth
valued for their riches as Thomas Jefferson, o
America-such as Fox, Burke, Sheridan and Pitt
whose chief glory it was, that' after having beet
Prime Minister of England for .miany years, and
having htad all the most lucrative offices, and ever
the Treasury of Great Britain at his disposal, he
wacs saa utterly forgetfulh of himself, that this dispen
se of millions secured for his own inco~me, a less
u titan that provided for the smallest pensioner
upan his bounty.
What do those thriving and most enterprising
citizens of our country, who wvere raised out of the
cradle of opulence, but who by an. upright course ol
iving, and by a skillful husbandry of their resour
es, have gained riches, and earaed for themselvea
conidation nd respectability in the land-what
I say, do they think of the-nluence of property -in
producing patriotism, and in begetting those high
qualities'which make the statesman, tbe hero,and the
philanthropist? Was the .patriotiM of-those-wor
thy members of the community and their love of
country, not equally as intense and pure, while they
were yet, under unfavorable auspices, striving with
fortune, as it is now since they have gained a victory
over that fikle goddess, established securely theirpo
sition in-life, and mainly accomplished one of thjs
chief ends of our.existence? It is insulting to sue)
men, who constitute the very " elite," and " the
bone and sinew" of A merican society, and the ruling
class of the country, to east upon them the imputa
tion contained in interrogatories of the kind.
I have been betrayed, Fellow-Citizens, into a much
longer letter than I intended to write, and I have
not yet finished what I 'purposed to ay.
I was most unworthily charged, in the last can
vase, with possessing too small an iuterestkjpthe
State to qualify me, either lgally or morally, for the
postl was seeking; and, inasmuch as the insinus'
tion was i renection upon mi personal honor. h has
made a lasting impression on my mind, and engeuf
dered feelings th:at the patience of Job could not
well suppress. If, though, I was as stricken witle
poverty as even that most afflicted servant of Godr
who was given over to the temptation or the DYevil
for the trial of his faith, I still feel,, that, I shoutl
be bound to my native State, by ties, before which
all cords of silver and gold would snap asunder like
cob webs on -the lion's mane, or like threads of flax
before the flame..
South Carolina was the birth-place of my fatheyf
and mother, and in its bosom their sacred dust will.
slumber well 'till the last summons shall awake up
all to judgment. My grand- father and iny great
grand father lived 'here and died here, and sleep in
this soil; and all, all that I loved and that was dear.
2o me on.earth rest quietly in their Carolina graves..
Why, the grave of my mother, and the earth that
lies lightly on the bosom of my little sister-the dear
innocent that rests by her side,-to protect that from
thefoot-prints of the tyrant and. iniader. I would
offer up my body at the signal of a moment, and
deem it glory enough to baptize their hallowed tomb,
with the richest currents of my heart.
It is not in the bosom of the red man alone, that
glows the feeling which consecrates-the last resting
pice of his Father and the Fathers of his tribe, .
and that makes it holy ground, where the spirits
keep their nightly vigils, over the blessed remains
of those who were once the strong, the terrible, the
valued, and the loved of their race.. Affection, in
all ages has lingered around the tombs of the de
parted, and the highest memorials of the skill and
enlightenment of past generations are evinced in
their works of piety and devotion to the dead.
I had wished to say a few words more,- in order.
that the people might know my sentiments and.feel
ings on other subjects more interesting to themselves .
It seems to me, that what is called electioneering,
r has at times, been carried to an excess in Edgefield
District, which is not only shameful and oppressive.
. to the Candidates, but which is actually wrong and
sinful as human conduct. It will soon come to pass,
that a nan of business or of any useful employment
will be entirely excluded frors office in. our District,
or he will be detorred by the great lois of time in
h currtd from entering into the lists of applicants for
such distinction. It is too much to require, that a
man of any steady occupation shall ride all over the
District every time he becomes a Candidate. There..
is no man more eager to be elected than myself, and
I am sure that there is no man who better loves the
good opinion of the people. But it is absolutely
impossible for me to waste as much time in canvass
ing tho District as some men are willing or con
strained to do. I wish to earn an honest and inde
apendent living, and in order to do that,. I ant comn
pelled to pay strict attention to my profession. Near
know me, and I will warrant that they haveuas inti--.
mate acquaintance with mny character, as if I visited
forty times at their own houses, as a cringing pohti
cal aspirant. Indeed, what little history or reputa-.
tion I have is known by heart all 'over Edgefic.'ld'
and beyond it; and I have no doubt,the~e~i~
deal is' known about me that n o~. aaec in -
the tide of time. But, what if I travel ed day and
night to see the people ? The Candidate, as a matter
of course, always puts on his best habit, endeiivra
Ito conceal every capital defect, and prepares and
Skeeps both niind anid body in the most perfect trim
for the ocension. ie is eternally on his guard lest
some fault should be detected by the scrutinizing
~glance of the public, Hie never meets a man, but
he feels the deepest solicitude for his dear wife and
pretty sweet h~tcle children. He has a thousand
questions to ask him as to his present welfare and
future prospects, which he has learned bf rote, and
taught his tongue mechanicatlly to speak. In a word,
a Candidate generally loves everybody-he is every
thing to every man-he agrees with the absurd
opinions of all men-lhe has no independent view of *
his own-nto nmiad of his own-no heart of his own
i-and, in many instances he studies to make him
self the most consummate Talleyrand of his whole
section or Distriet, as he is convinced, from experi
ence, that lie will only thereby become the more
popular, and the- more highly appreciated by his
iFellow-Citizens, Hie is aware that they have no
means of-prying into the profound depths.of his
mysterious and well guarded nature. Ilowv ean the
gpeople, with all their hioneisty of purpose, probe such
a erenture, anid ascertain his genuine character and
disposition ? It is utterly imipossible, unless every
man were a complete phrenologist, and a better,
physiognomist than Ltavater himself, mud unless he
could fathom the very bottom of the hunman soul,.
when that soul itself, being of the smallest perceivas
ble dimensions, is veik~ d front sight by an extra coat
of brass, and doubly shielded by an impenetrable
breast-plato of art, and fraud, and dark diplomacy,
Of course, I believe myself to be a good and viriu
ova man, and I exceept myself and all the other
Candidates of this District, from the general. char-g
aeter I have here drawn for the sake of argument
There is no mistake, that very inferior and very
dishonest men, oftentimes possess the knaek of per
suading the people that they are infinitely, better
than I could ever represent myself to be, or than
Jesus Christ, our Saviour requjred that man should .
be. So, that I confess the difficulty I experienee
in discovering atny real good, which can accrue to
me, from a regular and rigid system of electioneer
ing. If every other Candidate can make as good an
impression as I can, and can recommend himself to
be just as wise, just as loving, and just as truthful
as I anm, or can pretend to be, it would be vain'for
me to contest the palm, and contend for superiority
with him, unless there was something in mypersoa,
al appearance, (which there is not,)to commsend mne
to the favorable regatrd of the voters of the District.
My friends, must, therefore excuse me from riding
about, to altogether as many places,-as It has been -
the custom in Edgefield heretofore to do.
I do think, that, if-.I can succeed in my effort to
set this example, the District, as well as all future4
applicants f'or~ office or honor, will realize its benefi
cial effects, for many long ,ears to come. I hope
to meet the people, at all their larger assemblies,
but I can do no more, and must not promise more.
It is evident, that if our people are atall corrupti
ble, which I leave it to others to determine, there
is some danger to them, as well as expense and loss
of time to the Candidate, in paying too assiduous
court to them. It is obvious, that it is the chief aim
of many Candidates, at'least, in other States,merely
to liromotse their own interests and popularity, by
flattering the vanity and pride~of the people by ap
pealing to their lower and more selfish passions and
feligs, by misrepresenting the truth and by circen
ating falsehoods, anid io mome cases, by having re