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W. P. D UI39E, Proprietor. EDGEFIELDI - C., OCTOBER 19, 1854. -
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ST AM ENGINE BUILDER
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LL %inds of Fiour, Grist and Saw Nlill Gear
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AGNEW. FISHER & AGNEW,
NEWBERRY C. H., S. C.,
IMPORTERS & DEALERS IN
HARDWARE, P A IN T S, OILS,
Wisdow Gla s,
Groceries, Dry Goods, c.,
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AGNEW, FIslIER & AU5NEW.
Newherry C. II., A pril 13, tf 13
lI- The A bbeville Banner will please copy four
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- tteiGtny mId T)unIdes BAGGING,
30 Whole, llilf and Qnarter -ii's. No , No 1.
and Mess MACKEREL, also Kits,
And we would ALso state," that we have a fine
Blankets, Negro Cloths,
Bedsteads, Chairs, Saddles, Osnaburvs, Stripes,
Iron, Nails. Oils, White Lead. Shot, Bar Leud,
Salt, Cheese, Powder, Soap, Mlice,
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*And in fact, every article usually found in a Gro
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fEamburz, Nov 14, tf 44
For the Planters!
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The above eelebrated Matmres f.r sale by
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JIanmburg, Nov 14, if 41
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Oct 06 if - 1
BOOTS AND SHfOES4
AT THE IRON FRONT STORE OPPOSITE THE
Nasonic IHall, Augusta, Ga.
- Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Carpet Bags, &c.
AR E now retciving thme'r FA LL STOCK of
Gents. Ladies, Misses, Boys, Youths and
Children's SilOES of the
And the best that can lie bought.
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usually kept in the largiest Boot antd Shoe. Stores.
--ALL vAntETrIEs oF
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All of which we will sell on thie most reasonable
Augusta, Oct 12 tf 39
C R0 COK ER & R E ES,
WAREHOUSE AND COMMISSION
Jackson Street, below and on the opposite side of
Warren's Block, AUGUSTA, GA.
T HIE Undersigned would respectfully inform
their friends and fornmer piatrons, that thecy will
remove, on the 1st September next, to the N EW
and SUBSTANTIAL Firec-Proof WVare
house on Jacksom. Street, below anmd on thme oppo
site of-Warren Block.
We will give our personal attentiotn to a~l business
entrusted to our care, its heretofore, and htope to
merit a continuance of the favor of former patros.
We aretrepared to make, at all timnes, liberal
cash advances on Produce in Store.
Orders for BA GGING, ROPE and FA MILY
SUTPP LI ES will be carefully filled, and at the low
est market price. -
JOHN R. CROCKER,
JOUN C. REES.
*A ugustal. Aug. 3, 3m 29
APPLICATION will be made to th'6 next Leg.
Aislature of South Carolina, for an act toex
elude the sale of Spirituous Liquors in Graniteville,
or anmy where within three mniles of the place.
Aug5 3t 38
From the Southern Baptist.
WRITTEN ON READING AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF Tn1E
- Another Pleiad's mystic flight,
Hath cast its shade o'etr Britain's strand;
A brilliant constellation's light,
Is dawning on a better land.
Tle Northern Lyre, one by one,
Has had its gold strings rudely swept;
In %weetest notes its chords vibrate,
As if a trenibling.seraph wept.
At hofy eve, when thousand stars
clve east their glory o'er the sea,
Thy numbers have my bosom stirred
To yearningr, that it might be free.
And o'er my soul thy infinence threw
A pure sweet dream of heavenly bliss;
A look " beyond the flight of time,"
Took all the pain and tears from this.
In sofest eadence, low and sweet,
-A requiem floats far o'er the eale;
In old Westminster's arches wide,
Do kindred spirits join the wail.
Though now thy star is set in mists,
. Which baffle vision's boasted power,
Thy unme will flouri.h as the oak,*
That thou didst plaut in life'% l:st hour.
Though Azrael's mandate stayed its fli-ht,
'Till fourscore luttres shed their rays,
Thy renovated fori will live,
To chant in Heaven eternal praise.
S. A. LAKE.
Rose Cottage, S. C.
X In a notice of the Poet's death it is stated that
he 'planted an oak on his eightieth birth-day, in
front of the infirmary in the town in which he lived.
THERE is dew for the flow'ret,
And honey for the bee;
And bowers for the wild bird,
And love for you and me!
There are tears for the many,
And pleasures for tne few ;
But let the world pass on, dear,
There's love for ie and you!
There's care that will not leave us,
And pain that will not flee
But in our hearts unaltered,
Sits Love, 'tween you and me!
Our love, it ne'er was reckoned,
Yet go~od it is, and true;
It's half tile world to ne, love,
It's ill the world to you
"NOT YET !"
A TALE FOUNDED ON FACTS.
'Not vet !" was hdard spoken in a loud quick
tone if voice, succeeded by It report of a pistol,
emnating from the bottow of t dark subterrane
ous vault.hitherto undisturbed by sound from tile
coImencement of time, except by the deep.
toned, majestic thunder, as it pealed its awlul
anathemas from the thizk, heavy clonds, as they
covered the iountain's top. This frightful
abode or temor was situt.ted on Cumberland
mountain, near the road passing throngh Sparta,
the Crab Orchard and to Knoxville, Tennessee.
Surprised at w1htt I heard so unexpeced in ti,;.t
hideous wilderness, I checked my horse and lis
tene'd with inteunse avidity, to hear once more
that horrid dwelling place of mysteries, before I
could take my leave oif this strange atfl'air ; and
whilst thus sulspended, as it were by hoipe, fear,
anid agonty, I heard, as I thought, a female voice
exlaim, thank Ihcaven. I amt safe." My euri
osty was now excited beyond expression. Hear
ing~ first the voice of a man, then the loud voice
of~ denth's instrument,'and still more, the soul
animating voice of at female, 1all conspired to ex
eite my most profountd sympathy and greatest
astonishment. I could no lonlger refrain rrom
di-mounting and rushing to the mouth of the
eluded apet ture. After some minutes of
breathless surprise, looking through the dark
foliages of thick pine leaves, I discovered the
bleeding form of at man lying prostrate in the
lowest part of thle cave, with a pistol in one
hand, atnd a dirk, as if fien from the other,
close by his side. All was still-death and si
lence reigned triumphilant there. After nmany
atlempts to di-cover thle parties to this strange
alir, I ventured still closer to the eietimi of de
mon pasio,~ mteditat ing upon1 the scene no0w
detonstatingr before me. WVhere were the at'
tors of' this blm' dy tragedy ? titme seemed insulli
cient for their escape. And could tt he possible
all that I had heard had resulted from an act of'
suicide ? From the rapid succesionl and incotn
ruities of sounds. I thought not.
*The ball had passed through his head. Poor
man, thought I, youi~ have fallen a victim to dis
appoitment, disappointed ambition, oir blastefl
hopes of earthly felicity, and have retired far
from the world's vulgar scrutiny-hiditng in na
tre's dark reeess, zdike his person and his
bloody deed. And if so, I aum an intruder upon
he purposes und designs of the dead. But up.
on an examninaition of his pistol, 1 found it to be
loaded. 1 found my conjectures were all wrong,
ad for the safety of my own person, I hurried
way trom the scene of carnage and death.
Mlany conjectures presented themselves during
my evening's ride, yet all ended in doubt and
ucrainlty. A clue to the facts seemed cover
ed in impenetrable darkness. After travrelling
twenty miles through a wild wilderness, seeing
no hluma~n being, and hlearing nto human voice,
except thle constattt reiteration of "not yet,"
"thank heaiven, I am safe," which rang as if
spoken from Ihe tops of the majiestic pines cover
ing tecod-reaching hlills in every direction.
My feelings strangely accorded with the scene
now surroundinlg ame-the winds htow.led hide
ously, as they passed me by-the loud roaring
of the catairaet's awfutl fall, and the deep gather
ng clouds that shut out the light of' day, all, all
kept my heart awakened and tmy mind on ter
rors vision bent. Af'ter a rapid ride of a few
hours, I t'ortuinately reached the beautif'uh town
of K. before the mantle o1' night f'elh upion me.
I hatd no sooner crossed the river and gained ad
mittance into a hotel, than I commenced, by in
terrogatoIries, to seek for some elueidattion to
the melancholy spectacle I had that evening
witnessed. I asked the landlord if there wats
any news about town. Hie replied .there was
great, excitement pervading all ra'nks of societyl
by the sudden disappearance of two yotung men.
and also of a younrg lady; all of whom had
been raised in the place. 'He said Mr. McClouid
ad Miss Mary Lawson had crossed the river for
the purpose of'attending church, some four or
five ...c ditan+, .nd in tile evening Col. Van
Dyke follewed in the stnme direction, and no
thing had since been heard from them. Ile said
AleCloud and Van Dyke were rivals fur the hanid
of Miss Litwson. " leClotud," he said, "is
very wealthy, and consequently. ns is ustial in
such cases, ie is the favorite (if Mary's p:irents.
Yet Col. Van Dvke is the fatvorite with the
young lady; and knowing the parties as I do,
my apprehendions are of a serious character."
Before retiring to bed, I related the whole
scene I had witnessed to lite hoitel keeper; and
by the dawn of day next morning ome fiflty or
sixty gentlemen rode up to the hotel and re
quested me to go with them back to the moun
tain. There was one dilliculhy with nto; if the
two transactions had no connection, I might be
coi Lan object fif at li-nst suspicion.
In four hours' ride wve alighted near the spot,
found the body, but it was so mutilated and torn
to pieces by the wolves as not to leave one Iea
lure of recognition.
I soon founid myself tle object if suspici.nIt.
arnd after manty critical interrogatories, a spot of
blood was discovered on my right arm. ittspi
eion now burst into a fl:l-:my said it was
not McCloud; even his relations werre of that
opinion ; and soon I was politely informed it
would be their painrifl dity to aid hi my arrest,
and lite sheriff was commntided to :-uompany
me to the Crab Orchard. Shin alter our art!
Val, I Found iyself uniderrOIn tle foriiiialitiesP
cf a trial belore a courtof inquiry. The dead
body was conveyed to the trial :s a witness
argaintst tie, anltd also for int erienit at that piace.
After the exparte trial was coetl ided, ald the
mnagisirate handed the sheriff a mitimus to colt
tmit te to prison, he Said. come. sir, you m1i41tst
go with me to jail," atid just as I irose from
miy sent,-nifatilestinig willin. nesS to -1hey' hie
commnands, su bmlitting myself intio the iron faniigs
of the law without just ice (i t lie least sh:l ow
ot It crime, yet without a murmir. there was
heard a voice, loud and ch-ar. exe.iming not,
yet." At that niiment a gpineral Nhortt etsned,
prtoe!aiinitg, " Here is tlie colonel." A tall
line-looking man, stiped in and said: ttp,
sherit. this man is guilttless; I am tie mtin I
killed 3MeCloud." The whiole crowd sitood four
several moments as if elttvilifiedmii, tuniln aw
ful silence was disirblm 1 by rhk s frm the
relations, both of McCuid anrid V1an Dyke;
tears flowed in torrents; every heart seeeid
frill of unrestrained grie'. OId fr. Lfw-ron
Mitre Up to the ciolonel. nid askui- it' Ie knew
itythilng (if his loAt Mary, wiil:e Ii, franne trem
bltd with feariul emotion. Van Dyke replied,
with :I placid smile upon his face: - ir. -he is
,;afe, and you will find ienr At Mr. White's, aboit
two miles distant. Sie ik there the snme inno
ent, virtuous. immaclite child she was whini
ciecoyed from her liaterni:l hone by a treaeber
ius villaiN." Then, turiiag to the sheriff, he
said: " Sir, I am readv to answer the dlemaids
f the law." The foruml'ies of' : trial before
i court of inqniry were had, and Van Dvke was
'omitlted tQ-prisun. -Till,"n
LS h - ..... . miiin
.ary confessions were read ini evidertee agrail.t
iur by the promecting counsel. :ind proIft of
is rivallV or 31eCOlorid. and other cireti nsta ies,
vere established. Then Miss Lawoniti was
rourght. forward to give testimny. She c:irne,
ecning ott her fiather'sarm-lier pal.e intelliient
m1id iintereslintg facee was modestly concs'e:iied liv
I veil and boinet. All eyes wert lixeil upo n
er is an olject of pily and extrieme be:aily.
She carme forward, trenbliing witI sensibniliy
md fear, to give evidence irnriist her benerie
r, her preserver, atid idil of her heart. The
remor of her voice and the gentle undulations
f her bosoin evinced the ermbarrassient oi her
nind. and tlie peculiar delinacy of tier po-ition,
trd aroused the sympathy of a crowded :,ssem
>lv. After I few moitetits coif' mposut-, she
rave the following statenents of facts I was
ecoved oif from home', soitme :nontlis sinre, by
1r. MeClotid. We started to muelilg, and at
er riding some tie, I asked tuim if were not
st. lie said lie believed so; the biile said Ire
tnew where we wer'e,anid that we had beent lost,
ut were now ini thre roadirlbhak to tiowi; aind as
hie time for meeting had paissedl. we would go
>n to town. After' mueh ciorversmrioni, lie re
narked, ini an :migro tone of' voice, " well, Marry,
c learly see, un rder arll thlese circumnstancis, yon
utend nmarryinig Col. Vain Dyke, arid before Ihe
shall thus tranmple over myv exalted elinimis, vou
md myself must, fall victimis ti your iniflexible
Abimiery." so saving, Ire trirnied our horses
:t of' the roaid, anid we ha~d riot proceeeded far
yefore he disnmutd anrd lhiirrie'd rie from iry
addle down into a dee, fright ful cave. " Now.
Miss," said he, " death or thre tuli arssuranice oft
four hand," and art the same t imre wavinug a pis
tol in one hand arid a dirk ini the ontier. I
plead for life, but Ire seemed unreletntinig; his
eye flashed fiery indignrat ioni ; at lenrgt h I ceased
to spenik. " Their," said lie, "die, obstinate
Mr," raisaing his dirk over my heart anrd point
ring it to mry heart. Kot y'i, sounded iin miy ear,
followed by thle report ouf a1 puitol. McClond
ktl-I turnerd tmy herad-behield my deliverer.
ind exclaimied, th'~iunk IIearvein. I ant .saufe'! Col.
Va~n Dike then ciondnieted rue to MIr. White's,
where Ii'rmained until my' fiaber carre a ndu con-.
:eted me home."
" is thIis tire mrn yoin call yosur deliverer,"
isked thre nittornuey foir thre defendiani it, poin Iinig
to the prisonier, who tmad remtainred unperceived
by Mary until that momient..
She gamve a screamt, arid 11-ll in a state of ini
sensibility, from which shre did rot recover foir
WVithi the testimony of Miss Mary, the' Attor
icy for the Commornirwentt I closed on his part.
The counsel for deftendant then remtarked he
wanted noi witnesses, his client relied aloune upron
the testimuonry of' .\iss Lawson four I jiustific:;
ion. The arttoruney for rthe Ciiomowealtiu then't
gave to thre jury a brief sutmimary' of the prriniet
~es of the haw andir of tie evidence hearing up-i
ur thre case, anid pressed tipont the jurry the inm
portarnce of enforcinig the laws of the land
against every ft i'l-nder, hrowever dust ingnishied he
mighit be. Th'le cuniset for defendant then
arose, and withr much ability, and more than hr
diniry eloquetnce, addressed tthe jury in the de
fence of Col1. Van Dyke. ie denied tire hs'azl
positions assumed bry thne arttorntey for thie prise
cution. H~e conitendted that thre prisonrer had
not, violated the law-that thue act comrruained
of was riecessarry to prevent the commniissin of
an atrocious murder. That irnstenid of shamine,
degrrdrt'ion and puntishmeanit, Van Dyke glmorie'd
in the deed, anid felt thart he deserved the uip.
pause and npprobartion of the conmmutnity foi
the rescue of innocence arid virtue from thre em
bree of desperation mii ldethtt. He'dwelt tupon
the highr and nobte inspirations oif hove-its inm
perative claims upon atlI who would worship at
its pure anid holy shirrne. lie insisted that thte
law ot' nature, whuich was patramtount to all hiu
matn law, the snrered statutes of love arid affee
tion, that comrimnded him to cher'ish iand lpre.
serve its idol antd inspiirer, was Coil. Varn D~yke's
justiicationr for the deaith of McCloud.
Thre attorney f'or the prosecution respotnded
in a strong tappeal, reiteratirng his formier pons
ions assumed in the openringu of the case, en
fring them by tiew ews arid argllments. lio
Fil~kc nout n A hen the ease wfl'I sub
niitted to thes jury r six hours ain awful sus
piense of the-tinal" t took poses.sion or the
Iasseimbly. Hope, . , and appreiension, sway
ed each boson-th ha:viig been that length
of ltime in close C do tain in tucir room. At
length th'ey cime t elerk's table, with slow
and solemn ateps,.i gin a verdict of 'Guily.'
Thee stern and ngi inciples of law and the
magic inllluele o lCloud's inexhanstible
wealth swnyed the- er reelingr, of the human
heart. It was i t the verdict had beetj
wrun from them- Utith reluotance.
On the next mor ', the judge pronounced
the sentetlee of'd- in conformity with t.ae
verdict of the jnry nd decided that in ten
day. Col. Van DyL k ould atone for the mur
der of McCloud b public eiceutiun upon
Tile faall dav so me, bringing with it a
general gloom. Ev lie elements above s-eei
ed con1io f theiJ nAtice about to be infliet.
ed upon the noble 'Dyke. Dark lowering
elonds obscured tho y -thuders pealed their
solem notes-thed i tning's awful glare and
quick;'-f:shes strues rror and alarm into the
stouiegt- hearts; an e muffled drumen added
stilltan-other solemai to the hea-rt-sickening
scene. TIIus.Lnds o peetators had assembled
before the hour of e ution. A p!.tform ihad
been erveced, and ci&lhed in the deep h:tbii
tientis of enourting deadh ; and on this was
--on seated the yo. ful condemned-id4on, sur
ronided by somlie 'd friends of both sexes.
The oticer havin" 'e of the solemnhies of
that dar aroSe andl-e manded .sflence, iti order
that tile condeni t nght be heard. The
solemn Silence of th ,siset%'mbly, which tihenl en
ni-d far, far surp:.d anything that I ever
witlesaed upon any. A - Uccasioln.
It wis So .iealn, 1-tand dead,
That you mew'ht heaiS'lJe firie's lighter tread,
i Th' spider'-s te s - wove his smare
From tre..- to tre., tigaIils soft crecpaing there."
. It w< am monme nr breathless anxiety. util
V'oan Dyke teped , yprd, in full v'iew of the
num 41er ns ly m i is fine form, open coun
ien:ne e, anid taiaeffidign *W-pnsses,-ioln, w1on1 111i
ierwal ,dmiration am .lflcr'inpathy. - You ire as
embeh, may ficend, 4id Van Dyke, -on the
pre-e. occasion. to witts3 the degradation and
death (.fI a felow cliez.iz.nonie to :-ee tihe
iatijeiei of a disga !'puiishiuent for ilmpLi
eld crime. But in tijidsbf death ida in the
prleeiee of a-holy G34' aid thi- ameibbly, I pro.
elaim tait I ali oo unitr'er. It is true I paoint
ed the pistol and dfirt-eed the sit that killed
haiaa. I glory te t e-I -hourd iave been
lst to tla feelings ofd aan. lost to ercrv noble
imqpul.e, had I acted'id dferent pirt. My con
;cience aegnit me. all crime, and I feel no
fears ia ineeting thbu gee of the universe. I
killed MeClorad in te ctmgt.the idol of ny
heart from the medmiied -vengea1cnce of malice;
jealousy, ambition, d ipi'
came wi ith lightinr Speatsu. a .. .
Voice exclaimed, Not yet; (,lh, not yet!" A
lovely womtianc, with a1 nale attenidanit, rushed to
the platform. She bore it her lanid the pardon
(if Van Dyke from the Governor. She went,
the grateful me.sseiger of love and mercy, aved
reitiued in time to save ler benefactor and lite
idaol o her soul frot an ignominious dcea tI. In
anl instanit the lealy 1alry Lawson W:as in the
arus of Col. Van Dyke, ad tie crowd, by one
uniiversa l shout of joy and. approhait. evinced
their sympathy for the heramcu of Col. Van Dyke
and M ary Lawsoni.
Time rolled (an in its migltiy revolution, pro
dueing its wonderlul chang e. Years iad pased
by. I saw them agail. Thiey were basking in
ethly frelicity. I i.,ked themc if any impiedi
mentt had retiled the crystal stream of allieion ;
and the once beacif'al M.Iary exclaimed, with
Fervor. "- Not yet ; ol, nut yet."-Russellville
IHARD TIMES-ZEEPING ACCOUN~TS.
Sch~ec ha. it hacppenied that, there has been
so gceneral ani aedvanece of [rices foir the neeceessa
ri.' of' life ase we havee of laete been sul~ering.v
THard Times, whose shacwow is never off th~e
heacrth of the pooc, now daerkenc the halls of
those who ha~ve been aceoicnted rich. andc suebdue
the usually gay lights thcat ill c emete their pacr
lers. Not thcat thcere ise muchc positive suetieimg
vee'mong~ us, but thcere certaincly is a marvelous
strinegeev " with aney whon hacve not ofe en
felL, anye cuinst rainit upon Ltheir expen-tditurets.
Wacges~ewere grood thirenerht the Scemmer, aetd
busincesse was p'lenfy. Th'e thcrifty atre ptretty
wellI provided far, but the theriftles'.-anid thte'y,
thtutgih a mcintoril V, ae very respeacable foer nem
bers,-lean teoe hicavily for comcfoirt oan Lthe hcope
thlata the atbund~at Leope anid palenet iful harvests
willI tamne prce essietiadly, aced cnulify the
rough ways of' the times.
Now let thce yoteng maen, whto haets work enonigh
to dor, andii is piccid for it,* rememca-br lhat it ise not
wmhe1 eatres, buet whlat lhe c'pendas, t hat sett ies
thIe stcate oat hcil acoUnets at, thce yaear's ed. Let
himc be a.-utrede theat respecttabe waeges ought to
suppert him.c and unle.ss there are e'xtraeordinaery'
weghets for hciem to carry-as of de'bt or' a large
cai l-e oughat from temc to Iay cnp sonmet hing
'agist harder ties, thact the curtcainaed Future
men coe(nce. If iti is haare. fair hiem now, with
p rhfeet leealtie aead a sm.c ifunily, aand enoyineg
t ec ulnes ~.of yoeutheini energyV, toeh~~ li ny an
thnge lhuw meueha toneghe'r will it be to macke ac
saevneg whcen t hae netu red fohrc is abated, andte
little es eineingt te heis acrms,' hcinder his fulhl
stroke aned pcac-ein- and acs come and settle in
all ie joinets.
Thiere ' isne'h. indeed, to hindeer his sacvi ngr
somleth lict, beshAi~e thle .i el the bills to be
p aid tfar loa t oc's an cd beef, bone-erent. and nteces.
.ry eolahing. Thhere. is pride antd the luist of
'lmiationie and au sihhy hocpei of aippeaerinig better
of thanuc he reaely is,-all wrhich are bitterer ene
mies to his. proiipe'rity th~e c either Huntiger or
Nkedncecs'. Lea.t e-very youneg mat~n overhaul hise
exenss anal pick outt 'froen what are ah-.olutely
otside oft his contol dthiose which hte can choke
dwn, ancd e..peceially these which laie better
jngcmenet condemns. Tie Hard Tinmes will
prve a blessing~ it they heed the young to abani
den thleir drienking tend. sunokineg and -treating.
ad "geaing on a buet."
Netw no one knows how muclh he might save,
Inor inedeed how much lie sp(ends for-things that
le wiould himel~ef -prooun~tce as useless, until
hcoetonote item by item as it neerntes, and
with the book fairly before him to cast up thce
aceountt froim time to time. The habit. of keep
g exact aereounts is ai great block to foolish
epenses. T'houagh no efl'ort is made to con
tract, the chainge will slip less eausily through
the- fingers itf it is on the next morning to be
oted, timd if neext Saturdaen the memoranidumc ise
sre to be reviewed. The. daily accotuntbook
is the geaet anttidot. to Ha~rd Tiimes; and the
habtit of Keepinig it is not worth less than an
additional dellar per week to the scalary. Try
it, youeng bacheloarse and ne w htousekeepers, aind
if yoeu do not find it so, doubt thie wisdom of
the old folks anid of th )se who think they
now._New York Times.
We copy the followhig.well-written and high
ly interesting Circular Letter from the Minutes
of the Edgefield Baptist Association. It is from
the accomplished pen of Rev. B. F. CORLEY.
DEAR BRETHREN-Permit, us to address you,
I in this our' annual epistle, on the duty and im
portancP of direct individual effort, on the part
of each member of the Church, in the conversion
or sinners to God.
The Saviour said to his disciples, " Ye are the
salt of tile earth." This language applie. to the
discipies, both as Christians and as Christian
Ministers. And it means that every Christian
should..make his influence individually and di
rectly felt for the salvation of those around him.
Pa1n had regard to this when he said in his let
ter to the Colloissians, 4: 6, " L t your speech
he always witi grace, seasoned with salt," 'or
this will make - the mouth of a righteous inINn
a well of life." It also teaches that every Chris
tian should exert a conservative influence-that
their value consists in their savor-that without
'this they are nlot only usele.,s, but they defeat
an important design in their conversion ; and
also tlat theirsituation is hopeless. For, "though
salt may restore unsavory tmeat, what can res
tore unsavory salt?'"* The agency of his peo
pie is the ordinary means by which God designs
the conversion of siners. [low did Gentile
sinners, under the Old Testament dispensation
hear of the promnsed Mesiah, but by the agency
of those who had been instructed therein?
Melchizedek, the harlot Rahab and Jethro, were
ebch made acceptable to God. The first was
hiS " priest," the second was "justitied by
ftith," arid the la.t was an accepted worshipper.
H'low were the eastern Magi, the Roman Centu
rian, the Syro-Phlonician woman, and Cornelius
informed concerning Christ, unless by human
agency ? How happened it that etrtain Greeks,
straners in Jerusalem, said to Philip. " Sir, we
would see Jesus !" And how happened it that
the Ethiopian was found reading the meriptures ?
We also see the agency of Philip in the I wo last
cases. The Saiiour, in view of the faith of a
ceriain few who bore an inIirm tman on their
slouhiers, seeing their faith, said to the sick of
the palsy, thy sins are forriven. This idea is
perhaps more clearly tanght in Job 42: 8, and
Mat. 5: 14-16. Thus we see that God purposes
the conversion of sinners by the agency of his
peopie. Now, if this be true, it is our duty to
fill the place assigned to us. And when we fil
to do this we coimit. wilful sin against God, as
dhe lawgiver who devised the pl-an of salvation
a:gainst the Son, who bought his people, and
agailia the 1101y Ghost. wl not only teaches tis,
but scals the saints to the day of their redeip
Although the. primitive Christians vere the
salt of the earth, yet the time has now comnew
when many seem to have lost sight of indicidual
responsibility in this re.pect,ind thereforee-.
rd .itonnlaa..t litrimigiah- -
seib-Hilities,a nd to elice a sense or ouraccuuo'
abili:v to God. I an aware that there is at inl
clitiation to palliate the neglect (if this duty, be
cause meetinirs have been sometimes so con
ducted in certain sections, :s to be a departure
from Paul's inj nnctioin to have all things done
decently and in order. But shall we depreciate
the end, because we censure tihe me:ins ? Ie
sides, can this, in any wise release us frpum a di
vine obligation to employ our efforts in the con
version orf sinners ? And we should also re
member ait it is as mneh our duty to labor for
the cor. - sion of sinners at home, as at the house
In regard to the imprortance of human agency
in this work, we may learn soiething from ob
servation, and our experience. We believe that
nearly all our Churches have had at times revi
vals of vital religion. And it has generally been
when the meetings were pruoracted. But God
did not convert sinners, merely because preach
ers and pieople were assembiled there ; bitt it has.
been when Christians have had their hearts pre
pared for unidted and untirintg indiviunal effort.
During our protracted meetim'gs, sanetitied effort
is emupluiyed and revivals tfollow as the result;
but when the meetinig eases. our eflurts cease,
amid the revival ceases ais the result. Ihenee we
geterally have revivals bitt onmce a year ! Anid
1 have womidered that God permitted us to have
as many revivals as we have, when as Churches,
we mt le an effort but oncee a yeair four it!
. But why not have a revival fur a wrhole year
yes, A WHOLE YEAR ? Is it. impiossiblei? Is it
oposed to the divine will? Th'le writer was
oce ini a reviv-al for abotut six mionthIs, carried
on by private efl~rt-almtost unseen by the world
-nio extra meeings-no getneral out-bursts of
feelinig, bit yet tile work was deep, and told'
loiodly for the cause of Christr. Like the unseen
ires of' a volcanie mounimtain, it wais knorwn by
its el'ects ttpon the trenmbling eatrth. it' a revival
of six or igh~t days causes the candle of thme
Lord to shinte upon its amid our hearts to singr
tor joy, would niot one of three hutndred and
sixty-ive days give us more jioy, mtore of the
sur',hinie of' thme souml ? more of the luxtury of
Diine Grace ? I know that we'eannmot atid we
shuld not meet ait our Chiurcebes every day, as
God requires uts to nmeet only3 oneC day outgr thme
week ; biut this i.s not a reasoni why we should
not have a continned revival. Let us for a mo
ment loo(k into this poiint. Two points consti
tte the utility of protracted meetings. 1. An
oportuity for protracte'd e'tfort. 2. Drawing
the rmind f'ronm tetmporal things, and~phaimg it
fr days together upont spiritnial things. This is
necessary, in order that a permanenit nnpressmon
be made. For " the longer anid more intensely
we conitemplate art object in that relation, which
is calculated to draw out the affehctions, the more
deeply will the impression be upon tho tmid anid
the memory."t Now, its regards the irst, is it
necessary that Christians should assemble at
theiir houses of worship, in order that individual
effort should bn employed, or that God should
hear prayer? Nane will say that it is. And as
respects the second, may we not, by d .ily eon
veration and prayer, lead impenitent souls to
consider the imiportanece of eternail things ? We
may ind am ple material for our efforts in our
own fminities, or itt those of our neighbors, for
unesing effort and prayer. Most of us are
with impienitent souls most of our time, how
easily would it be, thten, to direct their minids to
Christ, the Stavionr ot sinners? And then on
Lord's day how well w otuld their minds and ours
be prepared for the gospel! Now aind then a
sinner would be brouighit to the kniowledlge of the
truth- their conlversion would awaken others.
Christians, seeinig God's work pro.speritng in their
hands, would take fresh courage. God's house
would become a hallowed and ant attractive place,
ad all would there feel a heavenly atumosphere.
Every mitnister knows full well, that more can
now be done out of the plulpit thani in it. Men
look upon preaching as a matter of course, tand
seemn to thitnk that to hear preachting, toid go
away and forget it, carries but little or no gutlt.
In'the pulpit we often deal in general; out of it
-*u lospyofter.no aain'
in particulars. There are often facts and cir
cum.,tances which might be happily employed in
private -conversation, which would be out of
place in the pulpit. Direct appeals may be so
made as to fall with power upon the heart.
These address themselves to the judgment,4tlhey
feel it is to them, and they cannot trrnsfer it.
I will illustrate this. Soon . fer the death of
that devoted servant of God, Harlan Pne, when
a snbscripiion .Was being handed round for the
benefit of Mrs.. and her children, a young mer
chant standing by said, with tears standing in his
eyes, " I wish to give something-here are ten
dollars; bnt for M1r. P. I would probably have
suink into a miserable eternity." This young
man, in explaining the circumstance uaid, " Mr.
P. coming into the Church before the hour for
preaching, took a seat by my ide and said,. II
tru*t you love the Saviour.' The question im
mediately filled my eyes with tears. I had been
preached to at arms length all my days in New
IJampshire, but this was the flrst time in my life
that ever a Christian thus kindly put such a ques
tion to my heart." These lines speak volumes
they unfold an important secret to the child of
While I would not detract from the dignity
and importance of our HeaverNappointed minis
try, which is the bulwark and glory of the Church,
yet the preaching of the word does not now
eem to have that happy elTct which it had in
earlier times. A sermon on the love and death
of Christ delivered to a band of Burmans, would
tell more loudly for the cause of Christ, all things
considered, than one addressed to a well inform
ed American congregation. Robert Hall once
said, " the darkest place in the room is under
the lamp." And it appears that those who re
ceive the light of the understanding, unaccompa
ied by the love of truth, have their hearts ren
dered callous to Divine impressions by the com
ionness of their spiritual privileges; so that
God's word bt-coines a savor of death unto death,
by sinning wilfully after they have received the
knowledge of the truth. Now,,when one mode
of attack fails, the skilful general will resort to
an:>ther, and thus take his enemy on surprise.
So should we do. It is true that all efficiency in
our Divine work must be effected by the same
instrument-truth-but still, the instrument may
be wielded in diterent ways-In one direction
we might strike a shield or helmet and do no in
jury, while in another direction a mortal wound
might he inflicted. As God's agents, we should
wield his instrument skilfully.
I notice, in.the third place, the spirit and man
ner in which this effort should be made. Here
we must strive lawfully if-we triumph. Love
to Christ is alone capable of impelling a man to
the performance of works acceptable to God.
Twingle. the celebrated Swiss reformer, says,
"works done out of Jesus Christ are worthless.
Since every thing is done of him, in him and by
him, what...wm- - .ourselves?
There is an eloquence in a godly lire, -Derore
which even aitheism and infidelity have often
been made to quail. Hence it has been said
that no man can be truly eloquent without piety.
The world, wicked as it is, will feel a veneration
for a pions man. Such a man, and such alone,
can do much in the cause of Christ. " Brother."
says Mr. Page in a letter to a young convert.
" when you mueet with an impenitent sinner, don't
merely say, calmly, ' Friend, you are in danger,'
but approach him with a holy vi6lence and labor
to 'null him out of the fire.' They are going to
perdition-ihere is a leaven-h'ere is a hell."
In the fotilh place I notice the happy results
of suii individual ellhrt.
1. It would result in the conversion of sinners
to God. and thu would we save souls from death,
for God will bless a diligent compliance with his
2. lt would secure the Church spiritual ad.
vancemnent. Laboring for God brings its own
reward, in the reflex influence which would re
vert to the laborer. For an efiort to di.,charge
our dutty to God, is the best commentary upon
the Script ures. WVe understand God's law in its
3. It would unite Christians in the sweetest
bond of maffiet ion. They would recognize ,each
other as brethren, laboring in a common cause,
and fo? a commoin master-their sympaties
would be extended for each other.
" Then each would feel his brother's sigh,
And with him bear a part;
Sorrow would flow from eye to eye,
And joy fronm heart to heart."
4. 1t would tend to purify the Church. In
active drones-conld not live in such an atnmos
phere. TJhose who had a formt of godlinmess oinly,
would be undeccived by the faithaful instructions
of thme Chnrch. Andl she would neither be bur
detned with nor disgraced by themt.
5. It would tend to promote healthful and
vigorous piety. WVe need formatire discipline,
as wvell as corrective. Christians would be quali
fiedl to teatch the young convert the way of the
Lord more pierfectly. Such wouid come into
the Church instructed. Wamt glorious results
would follow! Tlhen, brethen, let, each of us
honor Christ by looking well to this matter.
And many God grant us grace to act well our
part, fur Christ's sake. Amen.
: D'Aubigne's Hist. Ref. vol. 2., B. 8, chi. 9.
A CHINESE WVoNDE.-Europeans5 and Ameri
cans are very apt to consider the Chinese as
barbarians, when compared with our own and
other Chtristain nations. Yet wYe are constantly
meeting wvith facts in relation to that singular
people, which put to the blush all our vain glo
rious boasting. What are our great canals when
compared with that extraordinary work of art,
the imperial Canal of China, which was btuilt
by the Mongol Emtp or, Kublai Khan,,and
extends a distance 'vl more than 600 miles?
Great heights are tunnelled, lakes bridged, and
stupendous embarkments thrown over marshes
and low ground to afford it a passage. Unlike
our canals, its capacity is not limitsd to small
boats, but large ships sail upon its waters, which
are filled by mighty rivers, and serve not only
the purpose of a commercial, highway, but are
used for the two-fold objects of irrigation and
drainage, thus rendering available for cultivation~
much land which would otherwise be- usless
This canaul has been pronounced by Europeans
a gigantic work, and one displaying soondprue
tical engineering skill, and even genius in its
construction. Yet it is one among many
achievements of art to be found on a larger scale
in China than in any other country in the world.
THE Emperor Nicholas is getting savage at.
the allies. He is reported to have said, in refe
rence to the English:
" They may repel me from the Danuhe: they
may enter .Conastadt, and take possessiton of St.
Petersburg ; they may force me to retire from
Mosow : but they must drive me from the'wilds
of Siberia, or take me prisoner in the mnountain
passes of the Ural, before I bease to strive 'for
the npoiin I have taken."
- .PASS IT ROUND.
The following preamble and Resoilutifkldsw
adopted at the meeting of the Young.Men B4
nevolent Association on Saturday evening. .
Whereas, it has been reported to ths
ciation by a member of one of the Wa.aCo
mittees, that Dennis Haley has frbyn
without legal process, ejected fMrs.cibytinda
poor widow woman with heet sinkf child fri
tenement occupied by iher, for the p
of rent, turning her into thO btieatsu dt A
gering the life of . the child, if
Be it resolced unaimously by this A*iociatio'n,
That the conduct.of said Haley, considen-the
times and circumstances accompanying it was
cruel, 'unchristian, unmanly -and inhumaiand
that its author should be' hel d-up to 'the exeera
Lion of every member of this commanity.
Resolved, That the city pnpers ieNenestet
to insert this preamble and resolutioi,.
nied by such comment as the outrag emandsudii ,y
We know of ho language' strong ;en og to
denounce such depravity as that describedln-tte s
case above alluded to. It is certainly thi- iost
inhuman and herbarous act we have heard
of and many have come to our knowid
ring the trying season from .whichtwoarela44'
emerging. Any man who has si littl 'of hums
sympathy in him should be looked upon as.
mean for pity and too contemptible for'-scorn.
It is to be hoped that should.injury.resiltt th- X
partiessaid to have been ejected, the Wlieder
will not be allowed to go uns-hipt of-jostice
The Young Men's Benevolent Association-ot
Savannah have determined hereafter to iistribti
their benefictions -in the shape of -rovisi4ns
finedical attentiofi and nurses, instead of money
as heretofore. They have bien compeledt
adopt this rule, in order the more. effectually 'to
guard against fraud and imposition.
Some days ago, for example, a number of one
of the Ward Committees found 'apoor Irish girl
sick and in great distress. A physician was
sent for, and a nurse procured, and ten dollars
were left with her sister-in-law, with whem shs
was living, with which to purchase-. provisions.
On returning the next day, the comimittee man
found that .he sister-in-law had spent fifty cents
of this money for medicine, and had appropria
ted the remaining $9,50 to her own purposes, on
the ground that the Aick woman owed her that
Another member of a committee was asked
for money by a large, robust, heilthy. Irishman.
He replied that lie was able to work-that there
was great demand for laborers.,.and that he
would find no difficulty in obtainin g.esployment
still be gave hin; two dollars toupply hisi
diate wants. *And be thisWlie.',ri.:going to
give me ?" indignantly inqniril theeurly Irish.
man ; and being . assured that "It.iva; he threw
the money back into the face ofthe donor I .
They furnish a L -..I
lepravity of these people, and would almost
ustily the Association in withholding from them
ill charity. Such conduct certainly authorizes
them to change the form of their benefactions,
nd to investigate narrowly the merits of every
.ase in which they are called upon for assistance.
MR. NVrSE ON SLAVER.-A' Boston clergy.
inan, who had spent some time at th- South, and
learned no small part of the anti-slavery creed
to which lie has bred, recently addressed a friend
ly letter to the Hon. Henry A. Wise, of Virgin
in, propounding a series of qut stions coneerning
the general subject of slavery, and the African
race in the Uiited States. Mr. Wisv's reply has
been published, and attracts much attention at
the North. It is full of his own warm blood,
definint, eloquent, headlong, sometimes exagge
rated and confused,.but aboqnding in originial
and striking views, lHe contrasts the condition
of the African slave in the United Stat's and
Brazil in regard to religion, civilization and
physical well being, with the Afrieaa at home,
and vindicntes slavery and the slave trade by the
good they haive done.
STR AEGE FREAr.-PROVTDENeE, Oct. 3.-An
old man named Lyman Hawes committed a
strange freak to day, which caused no sm-.li ex
eitement. He erected a house of boards-on2
both tracks of the Providence and Worcester
railroad, and placed within the samwe a keg of
powder and then nailing himself in the house, ,
swore that if the trains. attempted to run throogh
the buildiing lie would blow all to atoms.. His
wild and deterined threamts and the obstruetion ,
eaused a detention of two hours to the trains,
but finally a crowd of about one thnu'rand per- -I
sons assembled and smashed i'n thiedmor of'the
building, and seized Hawes and dragged him
Thn police speedily demolished the house, and
the trains passed on. The excitement was so
great that it was with dificeulty the people were
deterred from injuring Ilawes. The reason gi-,
yen for the strange freak is. that Hawes former
ly owned the land through which the rond passes,
and, conceiving that he had not been alldwed
enough for it by the commissioners, endeavored
to revenge himself in the manner stated.
A SECREl Wo~tTH Ktaownr.-Boil thred or
four onions with a pint of water; then, with-a
gilding brush, go over your glasses and. frames,
and rest assured that the flies will--not light on
the article washed. This may be used without
apprehension, and it will not do the least ijr
to the frames. . JW
RAILROAD ACCIDET.-We understand .that
the Greenville train, in coming down yesterday, ,
run over two negroes, the property of Capt''
J. Robertson, of this district, one of whom 'was'
killed instantly and the other left with no hopes
of recovery. The negroes were supioaed to be
A pretended fugitive from Georgia turned up,
a few days sitice, In ennsylvania,'Yates county
N. Y.-where, by the way, abolitionists-are very
numerous-and maide enquiry for some' abolis.:
tionists in the neighborhood. He calledsat the d
house of a Mr. Pulver, the family -being alis,
mid soon-anter a giild watch waitnaising,a~~l
as thieidugitive. Mr.. P. oeurs-a reward~f2
Tfo his appreheion.
W.~ C. BEENAN,' who has been from -
months in%'ustody on the charge of r'i~gti~
mails, died in the jail at Savannah on'te~l
inst., of yellow fever. He was to 1i et
tried at the .November term -of the U. :~D
trict Court of Georgia.' His death;ieer
dispenses with the attendance ofwia bX
THE. Boston Weekly Bankid m~t~~
an increase of'-$75;O00 ein. taj
vious week, a-decreasiiaf-S