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THE YEA] 1854.
The memory.of the present year will linger
long and painfully inthe hearts of men. Turn
ing in almost any direction, the eye is met with
the traces of pestilence, desolation and death.
In the West Indies, the dread cholera his mow
ed down its thousands; and in the ,hand of
Barbadoes, above seventeen thousand victims in
the last few months, sadly attest the might and
power of its arm. Ot the shores of the Euxinie
and Baltic, from the ranks of the various armies
ruarshalled for glory and eonqoest, one hundred
thousand soldiers have falen iby the same un
seen, yet resist less foe. Thei have been denied
even the hero's desperate wish, of dying at the
cannon's mouth, with the music of baitle snun
ding in his ears: but ingloriously, in the dense
and plagne scented hospital, they have made the
last sacrifice to fame and countrv.
And at our own doors, what a spectacle!
The hist fill al winter were almost inllrece
dented in the destruction of life and property
by fires in the Northern cities, and by storm
:Mid shi*pwreck along the extenidiing path of comn
maeree. It cannot be forgotten, how. day after
day, we were called on to chronicle the loss (if
some noble ship, gtone down, with her crew nid
cargo, to the chambers of the deep. Spring re
turned, and with it the labors and the hopes of
the husbandman. The seasons were propitous,
and all things promiscd abundance. In South
Carolina, never before did the prospects seem
brighter. Cotton, Rice. and the provisioti crops.
all looked well. And this condition of iinws
continued with but little chatnge untill one week
ago when a storm uneq1u;lled in the memory
of the present it,ration swi-pt over Its, leavinr
in its track desolation and ruin. In our eily. ii,
work is to be seen in aiiost every object which
meets the eve, while from the countrv every
mail brings in the most sieckeninrr tidiittr of los
anid destruction. 'The Lice crop is cut off one.
11:11. The Sea Islanid Coltton iIlds are strewn
with their just matiiuring ruIi. The entire Low
Country of Carolina and Georgia las beeit
severely and bitterly visited.
But 'Our diwasters have not stopped here. A
worse calamity is upon us in the ravages of' the
Yellow Fever. Onr sister ei:v of Savannah has
been a lazarhouse for a number of weeks past.
-ler people have fled by thousands from the
jaws of the unsparing pestilence, and stand ifair
.1, w atching, while it sweeps away the few who
remain. It is a spectacle to excite the deepest
sympathy, antd call forth our lest aid. Char
leston iii abundant gratittude be it spoken, has
thus far been less sore!y stricken. Bnt it is imn
possible to note the hearses which are constatnt ly
vending their sad way throuIgh our streets, andt
every day more f--quent, without feeling tilat
we too, :re ailliet . Our season, which opened
with such fair protiiise, has been darkened by a
cloud of' misfortune;. When we thus sutt up
our sorrows. me are reminded of the history of
Job, as messenger after messenger followed
each other in quick succession, with their tales
of disaster a: .1 dist ress.-Meretury.
TiE W artA --Lr-AXoritnC SToRu.-The Sa
vannahtt Go-in of Sat urday says: " After
several days warm, dnuip and sultry weather,
with an atitiphere the modt opl-ressive and
depressing. it seems to us, that we have crer
felt, Tliursr v t.hered in anot her st orin. Durin
the foreno the air beemnne unitch cooler that it
had been. Accompaving this very aigreeable
ch:inge were several liht showers. In the tifter.
noon the wind commniteced to blow brisklv from
the North-easi, and the rain to fll in torrents.
It continued elotdy. with occasional showers
:md a strong wind. throughout Thiur-day night
and yesterday. No coitderable dinage has
thus far been done.
SVe had hoped, after the mot disastrous
blow of the Sth instant, we should escape the
gale which u.uallv comes along wih lithe aItum
nai l equinox. However the last 'ew days pre
patred us to welcome evei another storim. if
nothing else could relieve Its frio the most de
presing, debili tating and fearfullv fital attos
phere, from which we have receitly been suiler.
ing. We trust ind bet!ieve that the prement gale
will leave our city in a healthier condition that
it hias been for some t ime t.
" ince the lforeguinii wats in type thle elounds
have patrtialvy disper.-ed, aind we have nowprm
ise of fatir. coolh weather."
Trts NEw YOiCK RACEs.-A race of two mile
heats for the club pus ft 81.000. twentty pe
cent. to go to thme second best horse, ettne off
over the Nationatl Race Course oin Wedinesday.
TIhe enitries wer 3laid ofi Orle:mts, Granite.
Wild lrishmantt ied Eye, Berry andu Garret Di
vis. Thev were fromtt six dhihYereint States, viz:
Granite frtitm New Jersty; Red Eve roin tirgi
ir.: lierry fromn 31liitn 3laid ol O)rleants
fronm Luiisiana : Gartret~D~avis front Kehntcky:
Wild lrishnmnit trout South Catrolina. Tim race.
wais well ciontest id, :toughl win hantidily liy
Wild Irishtimim, w-ho tdistitmeed four of the ihorses
ii'tectntest. \Vild Irishmttan cam in ahead
on lie first heat. Lted Eye sciind, Graite third,
31aid otf Or leanis biturith Per. v :md IDavis beintg
d ist:mieed. On tie secon hietat Wild Irtishmutn
camei( i ea-v wintner. Grainite was second
antd fled E ye anid Orleanis were distantcedi. Time,
A race foir three years olds. t wo mile heatts. for
a piurse of 85009.~came ol' over the National
Curse ottn ti Thrsd.ty. Samt L e:chter, Agiittor,
aitd Little Arthur were te cotttestantts. Little
Arthur won in two straigtht heats, time 3.5:3::
'152. A secoind race 6>r tour years old., tand
over, to carry 100 pottnds, two mile heats. for ai
purse of $3:in. Berry. Gertrude, an td .1 ihnt Hop
Itinis. were tihe contend'ing horses. lIopkins won
thue first heat-time .3..t~4-and Blerry tie second
anti tird beats anid contsequenitly the race ; tme
R.xtnoin A cc:DENT.-WVe regret t o learn that
ia colli-ion oeecnrred ont the.G eorgi i Railroaud. (on
Thurtsday iht, below C~unak. huetweeni the til
patssenger train amnd a doiwn frteiht tr:iin. hy
whtich the engriieer, Robilert Stpeneer, anmd at tire
mtan. whose miame we did nt leatrn, were ir:aanmt
Ilv kiiled. We were unaitbie, at lie Iittme of wvri
inig, to obitain anty ot her relia le patrticuitlars,
thbougit we fetar that oth.:rs maty have beeni inijuredl.
The atccidentt w~as caumsed, we learn, by the
freight traini being~ out of time. it so, the piar
ties shtoutld itot escape itnipuiiihied.
Lar..-Sintce the fotrgingr w:ts ini type, the
p::sseinger traini has atrrived. by wvhih wve hearnt
thiat Spetcer, the Etginmeer. anid Chairles 3larsh.,
Ste firemtain, ont the til tratin, were intstatly kit
led amid thuat Harry D~orse-y, etnginueer.aiti ITiumas
Gibsotn, lie fi remani. out lie downu trmain. tire seri
ously intj ured, atnd .Johnt Baldwin. a muni st in
the ecotppauy's service in t his city, wtas badly
scalded. A nuegro, beloniging to otne of the
trainis, was alIso injured. Sonic others received
somte slighit iijuryv. Nonue of the passemigers
~s ained an d (amaigie.
Thew itamie of the: conductor of the freight
traitn that was rtuninig out of time is Franucis
Golding.-Chrottiee timd S.nttinel.]
aH Far.-la Charlestoon on Saturdamy the
deathis wvete 14, anid on Sitntday I8.
TIhie 31e :.' ot 31entdav says : " Itn Charles
ton we fee! .aiim enceouragted to say t ha~t the
virtulenice of - te disease In. ::bated , antd t hat the
ntew eases:::re necitheir so mianty tior so viiolent ais
hueretofore. Uint disease itt mtanyv forums is still
tamong us,:.nd the emnergies of our pteopile tire
taxed lheua y to bear timd alleviate the wveighit
of sulfering that oppres-es the city. P at ice,
ptersevera.., tand ai good hietrt, w ill carry us
thirotugh. The gotod God still governis the world.
CAThouics AND 15:orasTAsTs AT Tlu NonTH.
-From this present state of Noriterni society,
-motwithstantdinig the eincomtumus sprontouniced
upon it in certain well kniownt portions of thits
state, we do not see how they canm possibly
avoid susttainting a military hower to suppress
civil wvar. A corresponident of thme Daltimore Sum
"'rThe unofriendly-feeling between Prot estanits
and Caththlies, paimnfumly visible entough iin this
city. has beeni greatly atggravted by the occur
renices at Newartk-eccmrrencees wticth consti
te alnost the sole tlop io conversation every
e antd wyith every body. Every good citizeut
with painftul app;r'htension its to the tilti
consein ences. Butlto sitdes of te huhige
parties tire grertly e.xaspterated, anid thrat
urther collisiomns tire opheinly matde. It w ill
quire till the cool judigmenit antd soiund discere
lion of the aiuthiorities to eahin the excited muol
ATiHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
THURSDAY SEPTE3IBER 28, 1854.
WE are requesited to say that the lion. P. S. BR ooKs,
'our immediate Representative, will address his fellow
citizens on Sale Day in November next.
Our Advertising Friends.
It will be seen that M. LEsEscHUJx.TZ has removed
to the room in " Park Row," next door to Biler's
corner, where he has just received a cho.ce selection
of Goods in the Clothing line.
See, also, B. S. 1)uNtAR's Card. Ile oflers, in
Hamburg, a general assortmncnt of Groceries, and
proposes to give as full prices for Cotton as the state
of the market wiil warrant. We have never heard
the first iman exnress the least dissatisfaction with
BIARNEv. Il's all right and no tistake.
BENsoN & JonssoN, also well-known and popular
members of the same mercantile community, have
just formed a co-partncrship fur the transaction of a
Warehouse and Commission business. Turn to their
Notice, moreover, that Mr. EDSUND PENN, of our
village, intends to auction off the goods lie has on
Death of a Printer.
W regret sincerely that the namtie of one of our for
mer comiiplsitors appears in the list of those A ho have
died recently in Charleston of Yellow Fever. We
allude to Mr. JAMEs C. E rATTIE. lie was in our 0
flee tearly two years and ever exhibited a degree of
skill, attention and real politeness which were well
calculated to ensure his sneess in the avocation he
had chosett. The craft has in his deathlost a worthy
Eilled by a fall from his horse.
WE regret to learn that Mr. Amos lolmes, a very
old citizen of Edgefield District, was thrown from his
horse about a week since, and that he died in a day or
two from the eiects of the fall. The old man was on
his "ay to a Church in his neighborhood at the time.
lie remained helpless fur sevend hours on the spot
where lte was thrown. Some one at length passed
and had him carried to his residence.
Letter of Hon. r. W. Pickens.
We have obs.erved antI read a letter frotn this gen
teinan on the subject of givmg the ele:tiutn of 'rent
demtial Electors to the people. It was intended as a I
portion of our first page this week, but has been crow
ded out hy previously selected articles. We will pub
fish it next week, and may the-i cominet briefly upon
its leading features.
I-r is reported here, with sone show of probability,
that Dr. G.rttnT, charged with killing 1r. JEssE
Scunav atid servant, las been arrestei. lie is said
to have been overtaken and catttured somewhere in
An English Spa.
Out obliging friend, .11r..Jas:mts RtANsoRD, has
handed Us quite a big sheet published at Scarborough,
a popular Engli.-h waterig place. A iung oither thin's
it contaits a list of visitors, reaching the larte miito
ber of seventeen hundred. In all this immetse crowd
we fintd niotne of thte " titled gettry." -Where do they
Too Much Rain.
L.TT.T., we have been soaked with rain in this
part of ite world to the serious detriment of all the
products of imother Earti, except perthaps niushrouns
and craw-fish. Cotton has been more and more in
jured, until the prospect has become really gloomy.
I The pea-crop has been over-drencled and is about to
prove a failure. AttJ even potatoes have been i tis
tenetd bcyond their capacity to receive. We advise
every manm, who can fitid in his fi.As peas to save, to
do so very carefully, as seed will be scarce another
year and high prices ray be expected.
A Chip of tho right Block.
AN esteetned sutbarrber, writtig to us from Union
yille in regard to correcting his address, thus htand
somnaly expresses himseli:
DEAn Cot..-You'r "Adveriser" comes to hatid
every .Monday evetnitng atid I nmtt &c. &c.; but1 there is
onte little natter I tmtut troutb:e yomu to ha~ve corrected.
Thme persont wvho directs yior papers backs tinte to
S. C. Gis-r, whliebm nonid samnd the world over (or at
least over t his part of it) for Sotht Carolitia Gist. It
shittld he S. RL.tsr, or, nsritett in full, S'ranss
R On-rs Gis-r. I was utnm.:d ini Nulificationt titnes,
and have never htad any idea of changing tuy, name~i,
moire especially since the election for Southern Con-i
gress ini tM;ltthought, previouis to that titti* states
khi-gts andi Sombt I Carilina were considered sytnoty.I
ntous termns, by the peopte of Union Distriwt at least.
Yours &c, 8. R. G.
The N~ow MYap.
rtimssats. G. E. WALnua & J. JousNsoN have istsued
by fatr thte best map of the S.tate of Sooth Carolitia yet
published. It seetts to us to be unmtsually foll and
accuirate. and from genttlemen cotnversatnt with such
mat ters wve hear bttutte opinion and that entirely
favorable. Onie of these tnaps tmay be seen attd
ex:szmined at our office. The agent for this District
wsill soon lie ariountd, and we respecmtully commnenid
hitm anid lie ttap lie carries with hilim to general patt
ronaige. Every otie should have at least a niap of hit
Zs Yellow E'ever Contagions!
31ANY facts gathered from Americatn experience go
directly to show that it is not. The Carolintiani in ser
eral consecutive editorials takes this p'osition atid sutp
ports it with prett y conclusive evidence. We suppose
the articles alluded to, from their character, must be
by the senior editor Dr. Gr aDrs. What lie say. and
believes upoti sttch a subj-ct should cotmmand respect
if iiot itmpheit faith. We bclieve his opitnion in this
regard does iiot diffir friim thme mass of the priofession.
After gis inig several etnses in poit, lie conicldes with
the follniwinig remark, which should be hieei -d by this
conmmunity as well as by Coliubia; for it is tnt um
probable that cases of this disease amay be brought in-.
to our midst fronm Augusta.
"Thtese are stromig facets," says te Carolinian,
"and ought to itnfluietnce the citizens of Coluimia atnd
ontr tipper districts (shtould cases be carried aumong
them friim below) so as to prevent unnecessary and
The N'ogro Gilbert.
Ornt friendl of the Miami Fisitor calls the "Arcr
tiser's " attention to a case which lately occurred in
Ahlaiama. It is the .summary ptmishmtent, by bumrti
inir, of a slave niamned UrtiETa-rtwo had itnhmumaunly
killed his kitnd and tindulgent master, a Dr. 3McDoN
:r.i. of .3t. 3Meigs. We cami only say to the " Visitor "
that this horrid aiffrir is mtore than an ordinary excep
ton-it is as one is to a hiund're-l thomusandt. W here
one of toe teg roes could lbe fiiund caipable oif du'ine so
foul a dleed, there are a hiiudred thousand alto would
assist in crushing the msonster itito the dust. Tho
"Visitor"dtraws the councltsion from mlisi stilitary and
truly shocking instance, tha- our slaves are " deugen-.
eratinsg" to a terribile "condition of wickedness antd
critme." We take ain entirely difl~erent vi--w, and cotn
trast their present cotndition, whlere stieh crimes as the
above are of the rarest occurrence, wvimi their state of
freedomn (! !) ini thme wilds of their fathuerlattd, whereI
murder, cannibas, and all tmanner oif hideotus bru
tality stamp thetm as the most depraved, ferocious atnd
utame-able of the humanit family. Coultd anty thing
have ellcied the mtightmy change itn the condition of
'this "bratnded ratce." which is exhibited in thme Slave
States of Attmerica. btesidles that very system otf domes
tic servitntile againtst whlicht lie tnoral sensibtilities of
a inure Nort hern hatitude are sit deeply enslistted ? Let
the "Visitor " reflect eaitmhy and dispassioinatce imp
on this happyi chatnge, antI he imay see in it the hand
ofan over rulitig and all-wise Providence.
Declination vs Declinature.
WttENF:iR ansy gentleman declines being a cantdi
date. for office, shottld the paragrasph atnnmoncing te
fact be hetadedl with the "tane or the tither"' of the
above words of fomur syllables. Thie first wye have al
ways observed to lie thme "Caroliniian's' "echoice. The
second we finmd used by te Iaptists in a late Report
c f their State Comivetitioni. P'erhatps neithuer is right.
OJr perhais they are btoth right. It is purely a qiues
timn for philihogi,.t-, nmot for those who canniot per
ceive dhe difk~renuce " tnlixt tweedle-dtim antI tweedle
ine'.'' We arc rat hmr incmlined t side with time " Car
olitin,"' intasmtuch ais ne fid his word itn the diction
aries amid niot te othlier. Biut even in respect to " de
elitation " we fimit no meaning at all applicable toI
.tl. ..o...l:to. ..f a ,litbtitwr r~nd idntu.
The 'ever in Augusta.
The following, from the Valley Pioneer, is all the
Itelligence we have been able to procure in regard to
the progress of the yellow fever in Charleston and
In Auctiusta no business is doing; stores nearly all
closed, and scarcely a person to be seen in the streets
It is a diflicult matter to procure the necessaries of
life. Articles of consumption have advanced from
25 to 50 per cent. The Butchers, poultry wagons, and
vegetable earts have nearly all deserted the market
From the scanty material left in the city to feed the
fever, arid the rapid progress it has made, it -cannot
take it very long to get through with its desolating
work. It is the opinion, that not over five hundred
white persons remain in die city. Every white fami
ly has l-eft, only ihei few who had members of it sick.
The destiinte were provided with ways and means to
fl-e. b- the Mayor, A. P. Robinson, who acted nobly,
for we 're infirined int the members of Council and
City oflicers nearly all fled, and left him to perform
the duties they all should have done.
The fever is ontlihe itncrease; the number of new
cases reported on M?onday lust was 20, and they of a
severer type than atir her-tofore. Since our last issue,
up to 310'nday, the liumber of new cases per day, is
from 10 to 12. lelow w ill be frund the numbier of
deutils on each dlay. Wednesday, the 20th inst., 2;
Thursday. the 21-1, 7: Friday, the 22d, 2: Saturday,
the 23d, 5; 4onday, the-24th, 5; Monday, the 25th,
5; and he report of yesterday was not mad* at the
time we went to press.
llanhurg remans iealthy; no cases of yellow fever
as yet have occurred ; should~ it make its appearance
oI this side (if the river, our friends- in the country
will lie advised of it.
In Charlesitio no abatement has taken place; if any
differeciie, it is on the increase. The deaths average
aboot twety per day. The largest number for any
one day, is 26, and the lowest 14.
Judge O'reall on the Arrangement of
our Law' Circuits.
WE observe a letter from Jtidge O'NIALL, in the
last tsst of the " Southern Patriot," in which he
suggests an alteration of the present arrangement of
the Law Circtiits in South Carolina. Ile thinks all the
husiiecs of the Law Conrts could be easily transacted
by he;iting the third Monday in Octolier for the Full
and ihe third niond iy in March for tih Spring Circuit,
provided the term for Edgefield, and those other dis
triets to which two weeks are now allotted, be re
duced to a sin.tle week. His Honor seems to enter
tain no doubt but that one week would amply suffice
for the largest distriets. At any rate, lie does not im
ntgine that there would be niy necessity for an extra
Court, oftener than once in every three years, to stir
vey tlie dockets coitpletely. " Such an arrangement,"
lie adds, " would allow in the Fall the approach to
frost. in sont. measure to gtarantee health ; and in
the Sprintg to avoid the in*Teicies of the beginnting
of .March." As one catise of the prolongation of our
Court Sessions, the Jidge aimadverts upon the un
necessarily long speechesuof his forensic brethren. As
our Fall session begins next week, we give his opin
iiin in his own language, hoping that our friends at
tht- har may profit thereby, if their speeches are not
already arratged on the long winded system. In
jistice to our barristers though, we must premise the ex
tract with the remark that we do not consider them or
ten amenatlile to the charge of undue prolixity. But
here is the Juidge's opinion generally upon the point
It is trie. my breiten of the har think it necessa
rv to spuink oflener, and much longer, than teen 1 was
u'1 he hItr. Perhaps this might lie remedied, hy the
uppolication ofan hour rule! G--iierally, I itik, 30
niniutes Ire loitr entontli for a god jury speech. Law.
yers ought to kuow that jurysten can be tired. and
thn lie more it-y are bort lie worst for their clients.
The tmt dillicult ibin-r, loith for Inwyers, legislators
ami stinop orators, is, to quit spicaking when they are
IIrt E they conic! By George, clear the track!
We'llsoon s-ee no%% who are the winning itags. Which
is to say, tlat Monday week will decide who is to fill
the ardtitis and responsible position of Senator from
Edgefield in the next South Carolina Legislature, and
n ho are to represent this great old District in the low
er branch of 'lint reppectable body. We have never
had the pleasusre of looking out upon a field in which
each and every contestant was itn such hIgh spirits.
hey aill think they tire going to be elected, certain.
Perihlps there is not a caundidate for the House who Ila
ces-hinselflower down than fiurth man. And to say
the troth, it is very difficult, even at this late stage of
the gairne, to tell who are to be our Representatives.
Every iman dotibtless has Isis ticket made out. Bitt, if
all are like tus, there is very little consfidence felt as to
the success of that ticket. Th~e candidates thiemselves
are abot the only positively confident men we hear
of; ad they are right to be so. If a mats doubhts his
owis chsance, every oiie else is apt to give it up as a
hoeless ciuse. Upons this principle, they all keep
bright Iope seated contspicuoously upont their foreheads,
whaever quaiverinigs there many hte about the region
of the hseart. As to the Sensator's election, the case is
somewhat idifferenit. One large moiety of our citizes
believe that the talented andI industrious incunmbet
will be easily rettuned, while another oiety are of
oinion that his opponent's chsances are eqtually good
And so thsey run. Well, whip up. before arid behind,
right and left, one ansd atll; for the goal is atsuredly in
Quito A 11istake.
Soat. writer its a recent nutmber of the Ausgusta
Constitmtionualist iniforms Isis readers that every paper
in South Carolina, wiuh one single excepsion, has dhe
nonntiteed the action oif osur Legislatusre in regard to the
bridge at Ausguissa. Osi the contrary, ouit of about fosr
y only three, or at fasrthsest four, htave trotubled them
selves to nsosice the matter at' all. And why I Be
cause (we must suippoce) they considered the action of~
the Legislature itn the premi.-es not only final sas far as
that body was concerned, but right in law and called
for by the circtumstanices of the *a-e. They eared
not to waste paper arid ink on a sitbject in regard to
wichs thscy suspposeid there cotuld be little or nio divi
'on of r-entimenst on this siide uof the Savannah river
Thie Charleston papers, or a part of them, did come
out briefly and pointedly at first; butt even they, moved
uousn chuieny as they per haps were by somse stupposed
insjry to the commercial interests of Charleston, soon
hak-du in their hsorns arnd hsave not for many months
s mtuch as mutteredl about the matter. All the pa
pers in Carolina hut one down upon she measure, eh !
Try again, my deae fellow. If you are generally gi
en to suchl woefully wide mistakes as this, we pity
ithoie who follow your lead and are guided by your
Our Plank Reads.
Howt'.srn far behiind her sisters our District may
be in the matter oif railroads, it is very certain that shte
is ahead iif thiem all in Plank .Roads. Th'lere are
now coimpletedl in Edgefie.ld at least thirty six miles
of Plankt Road, and in a very few months we shall
have accomplished a roundic forty. We make sip this
amount from the Hamburg & Edgefield Road, the
Egefieldl & Chieatsam Road, and a branchi of thec for
mer from Cherokee Ponds to thte Martitown road.
All of it too is good stock. The Hfambusrg and Edge
leld] road lies long since proved itself in this respect ;
ard the Cheat ham continuation prosmises fitety. When
the great rmil.rsiad trttnk comes along by our town,
this latter stock will be amosng the best to be had
anywhere- Of the two roads, we think the Chseathuam
has bseen built more susbstantially ; althouigh we do
not. knowv that the lower rsad was constructed other.
wise thuan well. WVe have however rec ntly heard
from t ravellers loutd complaints of the exceedhing rough
news of the eight mites at the lower end of this road.
It is getting to be a genieral remark that this eight
mile sectiion speaks very badly for the Pland Road
cause. We mientiomn the fact for the advantage of the
companty mterestd-that thsey may set abouit repairs
on a psroperly large and liberal scale, and itus still
keep their road up to thse very high notch of populari
ty andI favor at which it has hitherto stood.
No IMails from the South.
Fout a week past thsere have beent bitt few papers
received here from aniy part of thse Unuisn. Some of
our op-counotry cotempo~raries have comse to hand, but
frm the Northt, from thne South West, from Chsarles.
toi and e-vets frotm Augsusta we hsave received little or
nothing. Thue case we presuime to be the esistence
of Yellow Fever to an alarming extent mrtthe two last
mentionedh places. We undersuandl it is hardly possi
ble ins either city to procure the assistance of persons
capable of distributing thse mails. Upon the office at
Agsta we are dependent for a large psart oif ouir in
telligence ; and there, as we hsear, the panic is even
greater than in Charleston. Bitt, Gtid knows, we do
iot compllain of those whose buisiness it is to discharge
the diutir-s of the Poist Office there. If theyv can es
cape the terrib~le lEpisdemic by flying anid leavingw theI
msnils to take caro sof themtselves for the timse beinig,
nio miurmur ofoturs shall he hiearsd to stay thsem. In
huianity's uname, when all the rest are hutrrying
away for life, let thse P. M. and his assistants go too,
ad heaven help them tos escape. We can do with
out .... fr. a.. ..odwhil undet..he circumsatanceu.
5hould we be Bectional or not!
IT occurs to the SouthericPalliot, the Independent
Press, and perhaps one or two other prints in South
Carolina, that we should not be. The rest of us feel
that we should be. Those who maintain the negative
of this proposition would perhaps style themselves
National Democrats; while those who uphold the af
firmative prefer the appellation of Southern Rights
Democrats. The former believe-that the conservative
element of Southern safety is the friendly disposition
of the bulk of our Northern brethren. The latter feel
confident that our su.est, and in fact our only real pro
tection, is to rally the Southern people, in defence of
Southern interests and Southern in:stitutions, under a
Southern banner; and this it.what they mean by see.
tionalism. What are the respective grounds upon
which these two opinions restI We can see none for
the one first indicated, and musr ;herefore leave its
development to those more familiesr vt ith the premises
which gave it birth. Of the second we will indite a
word or two.
The North and the South have never had any real
affinity for each other. Were it not for the gnins
vthict Yankee sagneity so well counts upon, a- spring
ing from a connexion with our portion of the Union,
it is perfectly fhir to suppose that this connexion
would soon be broken up by the people of the North.
Ever sines the days of the Revolution, the greatest
jealousy and ill-feeling have existed between these
two grand divisions of the confederacy, or rather we
should say in the North towards the South. Even
during the Revolution. itsetlf, .ile Scuthern blood
was freely spilt upon Northern lains and in deflb-nce
of Northera-homes, it was witb.difficulty that North
ern soldiers could be induced.to-coms to the rescue of
outrenudangred section. Thi every one will admit
to he in accordance with thie' true record of facts.
The Federal annals from thi time down show but
one continued series of disisions and disputes he
tween the North andl the South, in-almost all of which
the latter lass been compelged -by the domineering
spirit of the North, to give ground, even to lie extent,
sometimes, of submitting to injusttee and opprepsion of
ilte most pernicious character -This passive acqnies.
conce, before the high-handed rule of the dominant
North, has not been with us so much the result of a
quailing spirit as of an earnest.,desire to perpetuate (if
possible) the Union which o'dfr fathers had tanght us
to revere. But our Northern opponents have never,
for a moment, given us credit for the sacrifices we
have constrained ourselves to-make, that we might
dwell together in unity. Onthe contrary, they have
almost invarially exhibited a deep-seated epmity to
any measure tetndinag to the advancement of Southern
iterests, and have looked upon our patriotic patience
under injury. as but additiomnid inducement to wound
us more and more vitally. And these symptoms of
antipathy were clearly manifest long before the slave
ry agitation had aseumed a shape and a name. The
history of itte country, we maintain, conclusively
shows that the people of the North and the people of
thte South. (the fault lying atirely with the former)
have never had any real affinity for each other; but
that they have ever stood (by the fault of the North,
from the very commencement of the Government) ar
rayed against each other, section against section. It
was an intimnate acqttaittance with this fact, and all
the circumstances of on-siAded legislation which had
brought it about, that made CALtoUN, McDUFFtF anti
CooP.tt, sectionalists in prilmple and in action during
all the latter part of thir lives. And they were et
tirely justified itt assuming that attittudte'. Were they
not indeed forced to it ! Was it not but the institct
of self-preservaton that impelled thiem? When the
great orator of South Carollta stood before the t
scmbled representatives of air the States and depicted
the " decay, gloom and desolation" which Northern
majorities, by their abuse of. power, were about to
bring upon his beloved Soud'--when he there un.
masked that monster, Protection, anad unveiled a
scheme which, for infernal treachery anal corruption,
could only be compared to Moors's doinuriac prophet
of Khnrazan--when ie wanted Congress that the
peace of the Union was gae, and ttrged the South to
stand upon her rights, anresist to the extremity of
war, will any one say that he was sectional, anti-na
tional, and thereforo wrong Was not sectionalisn,
as here displayed, the tmust exalted kind of patriotismn
-the kiatd which prompts men 10 risk life atnd sub
stance in defencte of theair fatuities, thaeir fire-aides tandl
all their dearest interests! pp
Batt if Sectionaalismn at tife :outth wvasavirtue titen,
is it nut moch more so since thte anti-alavery spirit htas
breathaedt activity and energy, tnischie-f anal etnmity
into the largest stab divisions of thae political organiza
ions of te Nortit ! 'rThe pritmciples of te Atbotiion,'
ists proper may as yet he cottfined to a comparatively
small nuamber. But undter the false flag of Freesaoil
ismt (an embod'atentt of principles far more plantsible
and consequently more dangerotts tn the Soth) rtear
ly all te rest are enlisted, whtether Whtig or Demo
crats. A aanoble trio" htere and thtere ntay c-amannttd
a gallant few to thte rescue of our tattered Constitu
tion. But thme great hodly of the popuattion North of
Masoat and Dixaon's litne, thec host of our oipposers (so
to speak) htave deliberately sworn upon thec nltars of
thteir pulitacal faith 'that thec extensttion of our dontestic
institution shall go no step farthaer over thec territaories
of the United States. We will be pointed here to tihe
Nebraska bill as eviadence that thi' exclusive spirit is
not so cotntrolling in its inanlaences as may have been
apprehended. in reply, we urge tiast its passage was
erected ton the grountds that it did nothing for the ecr
tensawn of slovery-thtat the territory in dispntte would
forever be worthless to Southterners with their slaves
-that it was a bare admissio'n of a princeiple (for the
time being, they maightt have added,) wahicha woutld cer
tanly be inoperative sot fair as benefiting thte Saittith,
in any degree, was contsidered. Butt, althtough ftorced
throught in thts manner, by the aid of a few spiritetd
and indepesndent Northern gentlemen, what have been
the subasequtent developments! Do we nat see the
Nortertntmasses furious itt thmeir indtigntatiot becattse
of that very enaactmett Can there be a dontht that
ant overwhelming majority in the (so c-alled; tree States
are otntragedl by its passage ! Do not all tlhe inadica.
tions by whaichl re-asanable men can judge-the tonte ogf
the pubalic press, the cast of putblic resobatiuns, the
temper of political meetings, thte madness af exc-ited
mobs, the voice of the pttlpit, the whtispered butt cm
phatic murmurs of the well-meaning, anal the. fiendish
eecrationsof the batd-all go to show thtat there aloes a
this time exist, throughoutt thte lengtha and br-eadlth of
tese Whtite-slavery States, a permattently ro ated hats
tility to aour Southern country I And is tlhia a tirme
for Sottherners to condemn Sottthterners, haecause it
is urgead that we should at onc~e form the squa re taf de
fence, thsat we may present to our reckless confeder
ates, on whatever side they may attack us, a firm antd
stlidl front, which shall, pera-hanae., startle andat stop
them in their revoltutioinary career ! Is thais a time'
in shtort, to foster an insane anal stthtidi natioaluinm at
thae expense of that Southern sociionaltism. vltich is
our only htope in view of the mlghtty odds th'at may
soon be brotught to bear utpon us, in vie W of the
fmnal struggle that approachecs fur all we hold dear and
valuable on earth!? We trust that thtose who hanve
meditatedl so dangeronts ana experimenat will pa-ase anal
ponder well its effects. Mature-refiectionl wit.: surely
save them from so fatal a mistake.
As to meat end bread stufys, the coming year seems
likely to prove almost as difficutlt a one as its imame
diate precursor. Corn is setting frum te pita at 75
cents per buashel. and hiacon cannot tbe htad in these
parts foar less than twelve and a half cents per poutnd.
Beef, mutttort, fowls &c., are proportionally high.
Whethier this state of things is to conttinitue or nt, it
passes our ken to determine. We shoutld think naot.
Srely, w bten those abutndant fields all oaver ouar adis
trict are futlly gathteread in, and whten our fairmers'
hearts are gladidened by thie sight of thteir hi; o-:er-la
den cribas, thecy cantnt have the hteart to cha:'ge na
poor conttumers more titan fifty cents for cortn. And
when the drovers come on with. thteir hundstreds and
thousands of hogs, end see that ottr cotton crops are
poor anal commandling poor prices, thtey cannaot htave
thec concience to charge us more thtan 5 cents at thte
furthtest for pork. But thtis is only our htope. Whtetha
er thta facts wilt jinp with our washtes or not, remains
to be decided by othter criterions. We await thtere
suit with anxiety-Thlere is one good thing however
anid the hadi, and it is that dry goods are staid to be
very cheap. Ouir Merchaants have retutrtned from
New York with their Fallanopplies and report thtat tihe
market titer. was lower and easier titan ever beforo
known. Of course thecy wilt retail to their custotners
on co'rrespondirngly low terme. Thais wvill do seme
good. Upon theo whole wvo trust thtat noboady wil: he
calld upona to sufyer particularly much-not more than
Is.cr ..ear..., .,l .n..
FOR TUE ADVERTISER.
MA. EDJOR:-As the Late act of our Legisla
ture conferring the franchiso of our portion of the
Augusta Bridge upon J oNes & KENNEDY has been
denounced by some persons, solely for the reason
that it subjected the community to the payment of
double tolls, allow me to call your attention to the
position of matters at this time.
As has been well said, in substance, by one of
the Candidates for the House, this bugbear does not
now exist and can never be again revived. The two
partits claiming cotflicting interests in the Bridge
having joined issue and gone into the Federal
Court to have their respective rights determined.
If the decision should be in favor of the City of
A ugusta, their right to the whole of the structure
will have been determined, and conseqnently the
gate or JossFS & KzNNEnY will be removed. If iin
favor of JoNEs & KENNEIbY, the city of Augusta
will, of course, respect that decision, and cease to
demand toll for passage over our portion of that
btructure without a Charter from our State. And
again, if we are correctly informed, the City of Au
gusta are now ready (induced solely it is believed
by the passage of the Act in question) to make the
proposal to our Legislature that in consideration of
a perpetual Charter, they will make the Bridge
perpetually free ! After all, therefore, it would
seem from this proposal, that the Act was not 'rob
bery," nor were the LegislIators thenmelves " rob
bers." -For if the City Council of Augusta have a
Charter noul w% here is the reason for their applica
tion again ? It would seem also, from tIhei, that the
act in question was something akcin to "1 wise,"
"politic" and " proper," inasmuch, as so far from
its subjecting the community to the paynient of
double tolls, it is likely to result in relieving them
from payment of any toll at all.
ONE OF TilE PEOPLE.
FOR TiE ADVERTsER.
MIt. EDITOR : I am under the necessity of solicit
ing a pilnee in your paper, on account of a seurrilous
atten:pt, by a writer over the signature of " FAIR
P.Av," to traduce my character and s:anding as a
Citizeni of this State. Mr. ' FAIR Pi.AY" iust be
destitute or that nianliness his assumied name im
plies. 1le makes an assertinn about ny incorrigible
laziness and inefficieney, my being expelled out of
th,- weaving departme:t. &e. But lie lurks behind
the conditional " if," to screen himself from the
gloss iis-statement his-assuiption implies. Why
nut say " lie wn,"I &c. But it miust be " if,! a
sort of rampart for " FAIR PLAY" to shoot his poi
soned arrow from. We are pioud to say that we
were one of those who helped, by our labor as over
seer in the weaving rooni, to Make Graniteville Fac
tory a paying one. We labored for the Company live
years, and we have the written upproval of its Su
periutendant aiid enterprizing President, testifying
that we resigned of our own accord. to go into busi
ness for ourself, and that we have their best wishes
for our priisp. rity. We think this suticient to prove
the fal..ity of Mr. " FAit PLAYv'S" ;rguiient.
The wr:ter further int:nates that I am hostile to
the Graniteville Company. That amsuniption I tine
quivocally deny, rtr I do wish then unremitting
prosperity as Manufacturers. At tile same timie I
ilo advocate the ten hour system, as better for all
concerned with Factories. We would like to know
i where Mr. " FAIR PLAY" got his information, that
we are not entitled to vote-that we are but three
months in the District, &c. It is true, we were out
of this State-fror the 7th of February to 20th of
April, (tut our home and flfitily were in this State)
and that is all the time we have beet, out of the
State in ive years, notwithstanding Mr. FAIR PLAY
asumes t hat our resideince is but three moniths. lie
also avserts that mty remarks on the~ C..lon~ers Speech
"is a tissue of perversion thoghn. But the
language of the Coloniel was too phain to be perver
ted, andi we were very exact in mauking our extracts
fromt his spmeech. I douibt whether " F.unt PLAY''
ever hcerdl the speceh lie is trying to vindicate.
Mr. Editor, I an not desiriius of paper warfare,
even if I had the ability to coniduct it. Nor would
I have noticed " Fa PLAY's" remnarkc, but for the
un warrantable and maligntant mnner in which lie
as'.iled miy chluaeter.
I will iiotice one mtore paragraph (if "J'Ain PLA Y's"
writingz, and paiss hi:s defamiing attacks with con
."The statetmetnts made by this 'eraciotus reporter,
as to the remarks of Capt. lMorgne, atre, if pissi
bile, imore uniwarratntable. lie r, presents tha: ccen
tlcenmn as saving hec agreed with C.ol. Carroll in
prtny itucth all he said ini reltin to the hBridlge
and~ the ten hiour law. This is utterly iincorrect."
Now, aill we have to say in rehition to this bebi
assertioti of "' iant PI.Ar's'' is. that it will not be at
diflicult task ti, prove that Capt. 310MAGSJ. did make
such an assertiiin. My remiarks, ion the transaetions
of the evening in questioni, were mtade honestly and
fratnkly, without traducing the character of any ione.
liut this writer comes out with assumptions unfair
and unfountded. I now bid !elr. "FAIR Pi.AY'' a
hinal adieu. .1 ES CA LLISON.
s TnPe. Anv1ENTiSERt.
DINNER TO EON. A. P. RUTLER.
Man. Enrrtom: On Friday, the 15th inst., I had
the ple'asure of being at a Ditnner given teo lion. A.
P'. Be'rr.a, at Mount Enein Schoolh Ilou.<e. rThe
occasion was a very pleasanit one. It was one of
those festive scenes ini which, all fortmaity being
threown aside, the heart iny indulge ini every pure
and niatural feelinig unrestrained and uunchecked. I
haie been at miany barbeeniesatid dinners, but never
tine where the enjiymnent steemed so complete-the
old s" cheerful, or the youtig so gay. It see'med to
be the sole busittess of every onte toi see how happy
he could be-thirowitig care to the winds. atnd leav
ing evtery atnxiety (if heo had tany) at home.
The Ladies, God bless themt, wecre bri.-ht, beatuti
ful., aind swet, (aire they ever otherwise ?) titd as I
wateh.:d their grace''ul forms in the mazy dance, I
-Like some gay creatures eof the el. meat,
TIhat in the coloirs of the raitibiw live
A nd play ini the plighted e!. uds."
Otur worthy Scnatoir seemed to enjoy the day very
munch. !le had the pliensure oif meeting many old
aequtaint:tneis nal friends of his boyhiood atnd youth,
and renewing ol atnd pleasurable associations-for
thtis was a dintner got nit not for any polhiticail peur
pose, but for so;:ial enje yiment tend the re-union of
frietnds. The guest arrived about 11 oectock, not as
the contquerinig hero comes, but like a worthy repub
hieani citizeni of this great country, whose honor and
integrity lie has ever labored to uphold.
A bout tine o'ehoek we repaired to the taible, where
we partook of ia miot excellent dinner, prepared un
der the superinitendence of Mr. DAvID PAYNr., whose
excellilit matnngenment I cnnmot to~o highly comend.
The conmpatiy having satisfied the cravitngs of the
inner man, Seinator EB;TLER, with fa!l heart, annd
voice tremnb'ing with emotiont, sail I catnnot leave
this ta'>le withtout giving one sentitment,and that is
't, soil upon which I stand
It is miy owvn, myi3 nattive hand,
which was drunik with the most hearty applause.
llis healt h was tihen proposed by one of the comips
nty anid <irunk with renewed applause.
A fter which, alreturned to the School IHouse,
wvhcre thiose fonid of exercises upon thte "l'ghat fani
tastic te," k-ept timte to the music of the violin titd
about four o'clock, when the company broke up,
none the worse for the pleasures of the day, and
some pietthaps far hiappier ; for I doubt not some
yomung hearts throbbed with joy on accotunt of words
Neothing occurred to mar the happiness of the day
-sonmc few, indeed, were very slightly " tender
footed," bitt not sufficiently so to produce any ill
Returaimg homte T asked mvself, were there atny
bachelors here to-day ? Yes, there were a few.
Again, communing with, myself, I said, How can
any one remain a bachelor after such a day? An
swer, I don't know, but this I do know, I can not.
FOR THE ADVCttTZ5Zft.
A Card to the Public.
MA. EDITOR: I am aware that heretofore ne
knowledged friendship, to soine extent may he dis
turbed by my thus addressing you; yet I feel con
strained, though in humble capacity, to do so, for I
have just seen in print-I won't here n:ame the au
thror-that very nuch extra, uninvited sympathy,
condolence, and the like, is being expressed for me
-and so far so goodi-because, forsooth, I e:nwcicn
tiously signed a ecitain certifit ate for hiev. C. A.
R AYMIOND, bearing date 21st (if October, 1M1 and
it is even intimated in the said print, that I iniy
have niale some mistake; can't tell rnuch about it
that Mr. U. wrote the certificate himself. But ir
frlentds, is it known Oltat I pot read ard re-read
it before siguing ? Ilowever, lettmie ask if I were
not solicited by a prominent cit:zen shedlysinqe,
peradventure the author hiniself,-to sig!iutiet
certificate-the hand-writing 1 think was his-but in
good conscience I could not grant the request-did
not do so ; besides, I hope it is no part of my nature
to be found upon two sides of a coutroverted 4ues
tiu at the same time.
But that we all may hear unegnivoeally. 'ithout
doubting, about the certificate, I tell viou if I di.l not
sign it 21st of October, 1'51, I wuili now; ani I
shall ever fel it a silein duty to maintu.ia its integ
rity without a solitary prop other than my own breast.
The above is addressed to a personality (in the
30th page of Hev. J. M. Cnincs' late reply to Mr.
RAytoxti. And here I hope tie be permitted, on my
part, to let the matter rest. This. 14th Sett. 185 L
A. II. MORTON.
FOR THE ADvF.itTisEt.
Ma. EDITOR: " A Card to the Public," appear
ed in the last issue of the Abbeville Banner, by Mr.
A. II. MOnTos, whiel lie requests you to " copy
one time." Feeling it to be my duty to notice it.
I hope this communiition will reach you in time fee
appear in the same issue of your paper. P)lease
place it immediately below his Card.
There are but hoo matters alluded to in the above
Card which I shall at present notice. The fist is
the certifiente which he says,in fine p.inee, ", he Con
seitiusly signed for Rev. C. A. RivaoxNt," and
in anoilher part of his Card says, "if I did nut sin
it on 21st of October, 1851, I wiulid now." As
this is a miatter between Ir. lorrox andml his Brtth
ren at Hleulah, I shall not here express an mpiiin,
but will publish a certificate whih wa lniided ine
by Capt. W. SaiTmt, to ie publi.Ihed in my "True
State-ment,' with the request that it should not lie
publishied, if I cmuld es:ablishi the facts withomut it,
In accordance with thi;s request,and froim respect,ou
my part, for Mr. M., I id not pubhli it. 'I'le cen
sure which lie attempts to throw upon ime in the
above Card, is the reason whiehi I give, with the
consent of Capt. S:I.wr, fi.r its appearance n111w.
And I can assure Mr. M. ani the pubiie, that I hail
no) agency, iliretly or reimotely, in the writing ot'
" We, the undersigned. do h.-reby certify that we
I we present at an interview between hlretihren W.
nSmith and A. 11. Morton ni -July 19th. 154, rela
tive to a certificate .aid to hiave been givmn ir. Iiv.
A. 11. Mmrton to Rev. C. A. Raymond, and aplp ar
ing in tile " Fuill Expoiiion if .\Ir. It. on pa.e
31 .t. .M r. Smith askel Mr. .imorton if he had givi is
that cert;tiente ! Mr. Morti-n repliedi he i:. no
rcIllection of giving it ; that 1r. Itaymid wrioie
all his certticates. mid hat Mr. R. R.had und' strung
er lhoungte than he.sh..uhl have u..e.l . Nr..lMr t-in
insisted iat he and hhrithier Smith Aill nmt till
iout but let the matter r.-main where it was. liro.
Silith re-plied. the certificate was uter!y false, and
woubhl inijure his ebiaracter where he tiumithi) was
noit well kniown. letrter Mortmin said lie thioughit
thm-re was noithing against the moral cbarneter oif .\r
R., as Ilrothemr Sniith sidm lie wiold not decile hie
tween the Tru,.iees andim Mr. R., anmd lie tmuok it fuor
granteid that hlrmither Ssmiith refused toi decidle, bs
maus., lie was the frienmd if the Tiu-tees, and woubnt
have to decide aga~inist the'imiand ini favior .f .5r.
Raymn,m, andm further said that he suppuosedl that lie
gave the certificate, as it tiecmorded wit h his views at
that timie. W. A. C'onn.
Augtist 5, 1S54. Aneuii MhcCoit>.''
. Trho second point in the Card which I s.hall noiti.-e.
is the insinlunion that I huh attemiptedl to get hmti
Isign a certlicaite which wotild placue himi" uponi two
sides of a contriiversed qjuesion at the samew te.'
!Thle " proninenit citizen," to) whmi lie reftms, I sup
piose was Rev. W. P. IllIh. The publie. .shall be pumt
ini possession of tl@ facts oif this e;Le, anid heft to
draw the just conclu-ion.'
IHaving heard in October, 1851, thiat Mr. Mon-ros
had writlen a letter to some pemrsmn in Edgeieldi that
I had " preachedi a sermon at the meectinmg ini A u
gus~t, 183'. at liculh, whieh had a dmiiinwardl teni
denc~y to the resiiuiionus," mnin~img thmse abiout .\r.
Ravaimondi, and wi hieh were oin red by him, (Mir.
Moros) that day, I felt borund toi obtin the eer
Ititicate of the Brethren, contraictinig such imopres
sin, which I cimubl use, if ever eircumisanes~ re
quired it. It is dated November, 1851. and is pub
ihed in the " True Siatemrent of Facts" I did
nout ask Mir. MlonToN to sign thtat certificate. In pre'
paringthe "True Statement"' I initended to have
called on mlr. MmonToN and asked hiim ton sian a ce'r
tificate, that I had nomt attemphted to chiange his mp:ni
ion respecting the resmlutimos comne- riniig Rev. C. A.
Rsv.moND, ol'eredl biy himn in the Auutmeig
Mly engsigemnent ini attendiing religious imeetig sniuml
~in pretparinlg my publication, pirovenited mec fro-n enl'
ing on him, and I drew up a certificate tim the abhove
effeet, anti gave it to Mr. 16u.L, who preneheis to ithe
B~eulah Church, to piresent it to Mir. Alon-ros. .\lr.
HI. informed me that lie misplneed the certificate
I drew up, nnd wroite one himself andl presented ii
to Mir. M., which he refused to sign. Mlr. IU. is
absent on his ngency in Geuorgia, nnd I can~not fur
nish the public with the fmrmn which lie presenited tim
Mlr. M1. Mr. fonTON toell k-nowos that I did tiit
say a word to hiimi abmout the Resolutions beftie the
imeetinig in August. I have iio desire fir aniy mian
"to be found upion twoi sides oif a controvertedh ques
tion at the sanme time," if I am a party ini the eon
troversy. No ! let a man alwaiys fearlessly and ini
dependently give the honest convictions of his miwn
nminid to what lie believes to be true. Anid I hiadi
givenl Mr. M1. credit for an /ianctt difemrence oif
opinioin frimi his Brethren at hleulaht, whichh, I anm
sorry to say, the reading of the above Card has biy
no means incereased. I do nit ask him tim east oil
Mlr. R. if lie prerers him~t to my.self ; he has a right tm
his choice, anid is welcime to his selection. ile amid
his Brethren must adjust their dhifliculhties ; and the
great day of finiah accounts will disch-s~e i'pon wihi:ch
side Tiiuri is found. J. 31. CHII LES.
Greenwood, Sept. 21, 1854..
RELIGiOus R EvIvAL.-Qnlite an interest ing
series of nmeetinigs has been progressing in the
vihinge and at Upmper Long Cane church, during
the piast week. Rev. Dr. lEnker hats been
preaching durinig thatt time with an eairnestness
and efliciency rarely egualled. Meetings were
held in the day at Long Cane, antd in the village
at night. No very marked effect has been pro
dticed in the village except that a deep solemnity
has uniformly pervaded tne large congregations
who wait on his~ ministrations. At Lng Cane,
huowever, a very extensive revival has been the
result. We learned on Wedniesdny evening
(the last opportunity wve hatd of hearing) that
there were somne sixty-five persons who would
very probaibly connecct themselves with the
Church. And many, many more whose seritus
demeantor betokenued that they were thinking as
they had never thought befor.-Inde'pendent
AP~olNT):ENT.-dis excellency Governor Man.
ning has auppointed Robert A. T'homnpson Com.
missioner ini Eqtuity fur lIiekenis district, inm place
of Joseph W. Ross, deeraaed.
Cr.- GAINEs.-It may not be generally known,
that within the precincts of the Old Cemetery
of this city repose the remains of the gallant
veteran whose name bends this article. Within
a small lot enclosed within a wall of brick, near
the centre of the cemetery, covered with 'a
course flat stone pot in inch above the strrounda
ing enr:h, without an inscription of any kindlo -
mark the tomb of a man so distingnished in
the militaiy aninals of the country, lies the bndy
of General Edmund Pendleton Gaines.-Mobikj
As Ovrr. ISSUE" OF CoRN.-Ist year' effyp
of corn appears to have been almost exhaust.
less. The "over issue" will go far to mate"Up
the defliciency complained of this year. The
receipts ot corn (41ld crop) per North rive
boats, at New York, have recently been inmen-e;
Since Saturdaiy they have .amounted to abouis
TITAT RLL TaoT.-'[ he novelty of-t -bill
trotting in harness. with a boy..n his'.bk, ' -.
place at the New York llippodrome c'n .l6n4i y
night. The a;inal's appearanee in the ring;was
very amnsim' and ,ix thonsand pers-ons laughed
ftily at isigit. lie performed his pan of
the~entsrtinment exceedingly well-foir a -Span. -
A ErAss MIJNE.-The newsprapers-9F.n8V -
Tenne-.ee lire very patriotiv, and love to trnnrpet
forth wonderful stories of the really remarkable
mineral resonres of that region. Jii .thisJp
pect, particularly, they are resolved that their
State .shall surpass all others, and have accor-.
diiily annonnced the di-covery of a brasa-mine
ott Beech Creek. The Rogersville Times, afa-r
aiinllouncillg the fret, says:
We can assure our raders at a distance thal
this ii no ho:ix we have seen 'the metal aud
tes~el it. It is undtnlltly found at the place
specified. mingled with earth. and may yet he.
g.ithered in coisiderable qnantities.-llrass, wes
beiieve, is a comination oh coppefand zinc,nnd
as both the~e metals have been found in the
county, we see nothing improbable in the idea
that at soile period far back in the history of
the earth, thewe two metals have been thrown
togetler by some volcanic action, melted and
forpied into brass.
TUE New Y-rk Tribune thus pointedly insults
Southern merchants who do business in New
"Southern merchants do indee.d keep away
frumt New York, fur the reason that they can't
pay their debts ; there is no doubt :hat if thi
jobbers of this city had not trumsted Southem
traders for the p:st thir-c year.4, they would be
a great deal better offthian they are."
We iip i Sottthern metchants will have stf.
ficieti self respect to prevent New York frum
l'urther ull'ering by their custom.
ItProVFD A i:TIFICIAL TEETI.-Mr. Maliloar
Lomitii., of Camtbridgeport, Mlass., writes us that
lie has perftected a new style of artificial teeth,
the pecutliarily of which is that both teeth and
plate, are composed of one piece, ntd of the
a~me material. No Metal plate is used in they
mniii'acture nor are there any joints aronnd-the
Iteet h, so that, compar.itively sjeaking, the ia
king of a spt of teeth or this kind requires but
ia Few minuties. The article is said to be neater,
antd more lierfect iii its appearance, and far more
dur:.bel than the rldrasined, gold plate. and 0
Soldered teeth, while the cost is reduced at least
A CH EAP Ato1FTEtt.-A correspondent of
the Country Gentleman urges that henceferth
farmers instead of waithiig the loctist and
ciekets for signs of weather, devote their mie
tereloueal observations exclusively to ther
wives' camphor botties. He says:
"For soie years I have been in the habit of
watchiig the ondition of the gtflm in my wile's
c:nnphor bottle, which stands in our bed room,
and when not diibed makes a capital weather
glass. It answers my purpose as well as a ba
romieter that would cost mne from $25 to $50.
When there is to be a change of weather from
fair to windy -r wet, the thin tlakes of gum will
rise up aiid suometimeics when there was to lbe a
great storm. I have seen t'hiem at the top. Wvhen~
~they settled dow n clearly at the bottomt theni we
are bore oh grand wenitier.
Tfur RiCE Ctno.-We are assutred on authori
ty eii ed to great contidence, thatt the loss of
tee rice crop on the Savanliah and Ogueehe
ri er5, by the storm of the 8th instant, will be
hully thiree-fc unrthis ; onm the A ltamahia about one.
third, anid on the Sat itla neithing. On the rivers
belweenu Savannah and Ciimrleston, the probable
lo.s m-..y be e.,ttimat ed ait atbuut half.
Furitier serionis daman~ge may be aipprehended,
to theL crop' froiiu the btormi which is prevaiilinig at
the time that we are wri ting.-8.vannah Geor
gian of Satuttrday.
Pt:EtroslTmos To Cnto.mmA.-The phiysicismn
of the e Yrk ilospi:t:d give ie-iue lnet*
.,boiwinig thatt seven-eights of alt persons attnela
ed by ebiolera are tthose who haue alretady beet.
ini'in;fo organic di-eases, its of the liver,,
iiigs, &c., antd i tho cotidu not live long undeib
the~ circ um jtance. TIhis iis shownt by post
morte exatuitiationts, nuzede ini almost, eiery
mi atan lce.
TntE PtURCHiJsE OF CLBA.-The New York'
Eupress saiys it has it fromi, autthetie sources
thaut .Mr. tile h..s been renewinig the offer to
.4anfrthe purlchazse o'f Cuba, tend that he
agee mt gie more thn $t0,000J,000, the sum
.,nid to hazve beeni tendered durinig President
Pohk's admniis rarion. The Spa~ni.,h Slinisters,
wvho aire greatly in want of tunds, although
sorely teihmted by thme jingle (If so mny mtill
ionls, gave the propositi-in somie little attention,
bt only to reject it.
EXECUTtos OF SENTESCE.-On Friday, 15th
istanit, .ilose aiid Tlom, slaves of air. Barmoere
aindt muirderers of Jesse 31ttox, expiated their
crime on tie gallows. T1here were, we should
Isupjpose, not less than two thousand live hun
dred or three thoustnd human' beings-men,
womeni aind ctildren,--at the place of exeutiun.
A bbeville lndepentdent Press.
As old pensiemner got tipsey antd noisy, whsen
at person jeentlairly di-posed, qizzingly asked
him whiat lie did for a living, anid he said lhe
"Sneked a bottle pairt of time, and the United
Staites Treasury the rest."
WHlEN you hear that a young lady has com
mitted suicide, you canm cotinlde that she wasn't
the pretm tet girl ini the world. Pretty feet tare
iot tuatntlly in a hurry to kick the bucket.
CousT TnIACt colmpelained to Foote that a man
haid ruined his ebiaracter. "So much the better,"
replied the wit, "for it wats ii d-d bad one, amid
the soloner it waar destroyed, the more to youir
A BARUleUE with be given at tie old residence of
Col. 0. Towx~e'. dee'd., on the Chiappell Ferry Road,
on Friday, the 29:h~ inst.
Col. GAielsmios atnd H~on. P. S. Bnoors, and
all thteCanidates are particularly invited.
Sept. 14, 854. _ _ _ _ _
.TnmE next blinsers' and Deacons' Conference of
the second iDivision of the Edgetield Baptist Asso
ciation will convene at Little Stevens' Creek Church
on Friday before the fifth Sabbath in Octobersnezt,
at It. o'eioek, A. M.
Elder 11. F. CORL.EY will preach the intraduetory
scetmon-Elder Jotis Tn~urr, Alternate.
First subject .of Diacussion.-By what means
the demand for el inisters cnn be supplicd.
Second.-What is the special dutics of Deacons
to t he Churches.
Eler hB. F. CoRLEsY to write an FEssay on Church
es caling out anmd encouraginig young gifts for the
Elder- J. M. CunILEs to prepare .an Essay on the
ely and importance of Churches meeting every
Sabbath at thecir regular places (If worship.
ROBT. IBRYAN, CLERK.
September 14, 1854.
GP Tiunma will be a Camp Meeting held at the
Bethlahamn Camp Grounid commencing on Thursday