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THE EDGEFIELD ADVERTISER
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W. F. DURISOE & SON, Proprietorm.
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From the Chester Standard.
If the subjoined circumstances had not been
vouched for by gentlemen of unimpeachable
character, we should have regarded the whole
story as a fiction. But coming to us as they do,
we are bound to give them the most implicit
On Friday last, an Irishman, of the~name of
Chas. Cassedy, was let down into the well of
Mr. Jno. Ross, at Sandersville, in the upper
part of this District, about 12 o'clock in the day,
for the purpose we believe of cleaning it out.
The well was 49 feet deep and was curbed to
within a few feet of the top, with curbing stones
of various sizes, from 3 feet long down to small
round - nigger hbads." In passing down Mr. C.
kept one foot protruded from the well bucket,
-in order to steady himself occasionally in his
descent, against the sides of the wall, and also
to see if the wtll was firm.
In this way, when very near the bottom, he
-*touched one of the side stones with his foot
which seemed to not have a good foundation:
when the whole wall, with a large quantity of
dirt atd brick from the top, caved in, tumbled
down on him, and buried him the depth of 30
Of course every one despaired of ever seeing
him alive again, and accordingly his coffin was
ordered to be made. But the humanity of the
neighbors was so great that they soon assemb ed
in large force and went vigorously and inces
santly to work, removing the rubbish and try
ing, as speedily as possible, to get the unfortun
ate man out.
About 11 o'clock at night, Mr. C. was heard
to speak, when he informed those above that
the stones had formed a perfect, "airch" over
him. But his coffin was finished and on its way
for delivery, before it was known he was alive.
From this time a regular communication was
held with him until some time the next day, when
a large additional quantity of earth caved in and
for a time, cut off all means of correspondence.
About II o'clock the next day, his head was
uncovered, when he began to work and assist in
removing rubbish and extricating himself. He
was found to be reclining at an angle of about
45 degrees, with his face upward, the edge of a
large rock across his neck, pressing so close that
he had to turn his head to one side in order to
avoid e king to death. Large stones were also
pressin n his head, breast and feet, and he was
so close wedged in on all sides that it was very
difficult for him to move any of his limbs. He
sAys, when the accident first happened, he
thought that no effort would be made for some
days to get him out, and that consequently he
would linger two or three days and finally famn
ish and d'e. Therefore, he triei to take his knifa
ugaas 3 unsaereO. .Ur. liryant was present and
administered sneh medical aid as seemed to be
reqttired. lHe can nnw erawl and hobble about,
is doing weli-l and refuses all assistance.
H-e satys he camec very near dying of suffoca
tion, wihen they had nearly got downa to himt and
the earth caved and fell in from above. But, his
dainger being apaprchentded, by hard and timely
exertions, a vent wvas mode soon enotngh still to
The life of this man has been an eventful
series of interesting hair breadth escapes. The
first time we rememiber to have seen hitm was in
about tihe year 1847. We called then with his
attending pihysician (our friend Dr. J. Rt. Mc
.ilaster) to see him, on, what was thought to be,
his deathhed. He h:id been engaged in a street
fiht in Winnaboro' with or~e Isane Arledge,
who" drew a l:rge knife and stabbed him in the
r.eck. This~ seemed to rise the Irish in him, so
that lie knoeked Mr. A. down with a single blow
of his list, wrenched the knife away from him.
threw it away and proceeded deliberately to in
flict a sound drubbing upon him.
ISome time after .,this he was arrested and
stood his trial at Winnsboro' Court for Burgla
ry, (Hottse-breaking) which in lawv is a hanging
offence. 'rie evidence against him was pretty
strong; but the adage which says, "if a tman is
made to be drowned lhe never will be hung,"
was fulfilled inl thlis instance. HeI was ably and
triutmphantly dlefentded by otur friends WV. R.
Robertson anld Jno. B. McCaill; amnd the Jury
brought in a verdict of "Not Guilty."
Since that tinme we htave not often seen or
heard of Cassedy. But the nlext we heard of
him, he had been down at work blasting rock
in as well, and the charge exploded, while lhe was
ramming it, the needle passing by on one side
"I. his head and the tamping-rod on the other;
btt lie stood in the middle unhur:..
The next we hear of him, some one,' we don't
know who, why or where; fell upon him with
anm iron bludgeon, and beat him over the head
like hte wais trying to kill an ox, but still Cassedy
never took his bed, or seemed to complain of
any thing more than a few scratches.
Again we hear thlat some one drew a pistol on
him; who, why or where we know not; but
Charley waiked cooly up to him, took it out of
his hand and carefully pounded it to pieces be
tween two roces.
Ut der these circumstances, it is difficult to
say whatt would kill this man, tho' we hnve rea
son to think lie will die some time. But we
believe that he, at least, is one of the men who
" will not die till his time comes.', Can Edge.
field beat thi's? Would also like very well to
hear from York; idem frotm right Due Wecst.
DEATH AoAtN IN oUR MIDsT.-The destroy
ing messenger has again entered the sanctuary
of our social circle, and carried a way another
victim. On Friday evening last at 10 o'clock,
after a wasting illness of two weeks, Robert F.
Cunningham calmly'breathed his last, and gave
up his spirit to thec great author and disposer of
The deceased wvas a son of Maj. Mathew
Cunningham, late of Greenville District, and a
brother to the-late 0. H-. P. Cunningham of this
place, whose demise we recorded but a few
short months ago. For some years he has been
ai resident and merchant of this Town, filling a
placing in our business and social circles pleas
awnt anid agreeable to others.-profitable and
creditable to himself. Around him circled
friendships, and associations that placed him in
a high and estimnable position among his fellow
Townsmen, and while their confidence and es
teem scattered pleasures along the path of life,
the joys atnd hopes, the ties of earth and attach.
mients of man's holiest relation, clustered in
wild profusion around him, like so many angels
guarding him against the fell destroyer, but all
is vanity and evetn these could not stay the cold
and iron grasp of death.
He was a warm and faithful friend, a dutiful
and affectionate child, and a fond devoted hus
band. In all these relations lie possessed cmi
ent virtues, and the early termination of hlis
useful career will be severely ti-It by the circle
u.s dea h.,. Leken.-Vallev Pioneer, 25th uit.
ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
EDGErIELD, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1855.
See the advertisement of WK. H. CRANE. He is
now selling for cash only, and at prices much reduced.
The Cash system is the best all the world over, and
it would be well for all to strive to get into it. Call
C. M. WRiGHT, Surgeon Dentist, locates his Card
on another calumn. Attend to his proffer of profes
sional services. Have your teeth woi ked on in time.
"A plug in time saves nine."
WE are indebted to some friend for a copy of the
"Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the Fur
man University, for the year 1854." There were over
two hundred students in attendance during the year.
Twelve of this number were from our Die riet. We
understand the Institution is quite as flourishing this
year as it was the last. The Faculty appears to be
full, and some of ti's professors, we believe, are men
of decided ability. The Rules & Regulations are
rigid and sensible. If duly enforced, they must result
in admirable discipline. The only vacation given is
during the Winter months, beginning the middle of
November and ending the first Wednesday in Februa
ry--this, on account of the severity of the season in
that locality. It is gratifying to mark the high success
of this Col!ege-a College destined, we trust, to do a
great deal for the united cause of Education and
QUITE A HARVEST.
By a letter from Judge ONEALL to the Southern
Patriot, we learn that in Sumter District the return
for the Spring Term of the Court of Common PIlas
reached the very large number of 1200 cases. We
believe our District is ahead of Sumter, whether as to
population or wealth; and yet our return did not
amount in all to 500 cases. The contrast prompts us
to glorify a little on the superior con-lition of things in
Edgefield. But prudence admo .ishes us to delay our
laudations until it shall be seen what our Fall return
shall show up. Should the monetary affairs of our
District then exhibit no fincreased difficulties, we shall
begin to think, more strongly than we have ever done
before, that we indeed live in the best part of South
The" Valley 1ioneer" informs us that the good
work of reformation is at last begun in the town of
Hamburg. A religious revival has been in progress
there for some days under the labors of the Rev. Mr.
EvANs, of the Methodist Church. We unite with
friend STYLES in rejoicing that the " marble hearts"
of his community are at length becoming changed in
to hearts of flesh and blood. We hear of revivals of
rather late occurrence in Newberry and Abbeville al
so. At Aiken, tinder the auspices of Dr. TEASDALE,
one of considerable interest is now existant. A good
ly number have joined the church, and the work at
last accounts was still making considerable headway.
It does indeed seem that the times of "refrething
from the presence of the Lord" are upon the land.
THE NECESSARIES 'OF LIFE.
THEsE articles have never been scarcer or dearer in
this good country of Freedom and Agriculture than at
present. From Maine to Texas the complaint Is gene
ral. Some think the difficulty of living has reached
its maximum, and that our provision market will soon
grow easier and more abundant. How this can lie,
until another good crop comes in, we are at a loss to
conjecture. We incline to the belief that the year
1855 will be a propitious one to our farming and plant
ing interests. The unprecedented dryness of the past
Winter and of the passing Spring warrants the hope
that the heavens will be opened and drop fatness over
many in South Carolina, we hail W i .m
high satisfaction. It may be (e. h' - -
shall once more hear the " old man elo'w:a. 0ur
Edgefield pulpit. What associations w'ould not the
otCasiolt recall! Since last the tre-mulotus hut soul
subduing tones of his pathetic elocution resounded
along those aisles, many, many who we're then there
have gone down to the tomb. Hlow would lie miss
them from their accustomed lekces! Yet there are a
few, a very fen' left as lantdmarks of oilier days. To
these howv like a sound from the Past, the sadly-re
membered Past, would he their first pastor's voice !
Dr. MANLY commenced his ministry, wve think, in
Edgefield. H~e was alslo the principal of our Male Aecad
emy at thme time. This was pirobably very soon after
his graduation. lie was the second honor man of his
class in the South Carolina co lege. We remenmber
to have heard Senator Blu-rt.raa remark that "Mr.
MANtY's Valedictories at Cimamencement wvere the
most touching addresses of the kind lie had ever heartd."
Not long after leaviing college, Mr.-IIA NLY married a
daughter of ZEauc.oN RUDULPrH then liviing in this
Disrict. We forget how lo'ng he remained in Edge
field. From this place lie wvetit to Charleston--thtence,
after many years of ministerial labor, to Tusenloosa
as President of the Alabama University. Wearied
and faint, but not slack in spirit, he now come-s again
to his old home to pass the remnant of his dlays. Slav
the aged servant be yet spared many years to dispense
the teachings of his Master among the erring sons of
TWO GOOD ONES.
WE are receiving letters every day from our delin
quents, not only with the proper cash remittances, but
with genuitie expressions of regard for the interest.
and well-being of the old " Advertiser." Th le money
of course we are glad enough to get. But it is trash
when compared with the kind, generous appreciation
of our patrons. We must be pardoned fur publishing
a letter or two out of many of similar import which
have reached us within the last month. Here is one
'from a dear old college classmate who has fixed his
home in the far West:
SH REvEPoar, La., A pril 6, 1855.
Dear .Simkincs:-Ene-losed please find a year's dues
for your paper. I peruse it with mucli pleasure. Please
send it until death. May not something from Rt:d
River be interesting to your renders in Carolina!i
Accept my best regards, and believe me,
Yours as ever, E***. H**
Send it, old fellow ! That will we, as Iling as you
are there and we are here. Rememberest thotu the
old Buzard Roost tenement, dear friend? and Maxcy
GREGG, and DcE HAaRIsON, (poor Di cK !) and Louis
WIFA.L., and other noble fellows who shared it with
us ? And callest thou ever to mind with what perti
nacity thou didat cling, day after day, to that old
Greek copy of Herodotus, until you accomplished at
length the very last page ? We forget whether you
wrote a translation as you proceeded. And, speaking
of writing, what a fist you tused to exhibit ! Stop,let
us get the book. Ah ! here we have it. It ts thme copy
of MooRE you gave us containing your veritable a u
tograph according to your then style. We observe
that you have learned to. put doawn your ideas in a
smaller space.-But we must not indulge in further
reminiscences of this kind here. Write to us, H., by
all means. Something from Red River weill he "inter.
esting to our readers in Carolina."
The second letter we publish is from a subscriber in
Marion. With our thanks for his kind expressionis, we
assure the writer that ihe is not the kind of man we
care to drop. One who thinks and feels as he does
we desire to "grapple" to us " with hooks of steel."
Our paper shall continue to go to your address, good
friend. We commend the tone of his letter to certain
remaining delinquents of whom we have great hopes:
Co,. AraUR Staties:
Dear- Sir-In your paper of the 4th inst., you bid
farewell ico the delinquent subscribers of the " Adver
tier." I am one of the delinquents, having received
with much satisfactIon to myself a paper so ably con
ducted ; and I take shame to myself that I have de
rived pleasure and seem to have forgotten to remuner
ate your labors by paying even the first year's sub
scription. I have been taking the paper some two
years ; the precise time I do not recollect. I herewith
send you five dollars; if it is insufficient, please in
rr me, and I will remit the balance.
I would fain continue to iake the paper. But I fear
that in d oing so, I should not consult my purse aright;
y pecuniar circumstances are unlike what they
halling the arrival of the "Advertser," "it is my
poverty, and not my will consenting."
Wishing you many prompt-payian subscribers, I
subscribe myself no delinguent in god wishes for your
welfare. E. B.W.
RAIL ROAD MATTERS.
It will be seen, by an excellent report in another col
umn, that our citizens are holding mteetings to consid
er the newly fashioned scheme of the Savannah Val
ley Rail Road. So far as we have been able to scer
tain, there is a strong feeling of friendship amongst us
towa.dt' this enterprise. The committee appointed by
the Chairman, for a specified object, will doubtless pro
ceed in the discharge of the duties committed to them
with as much promptitude as the nature of circum
stances will allow. Knowing the mind of the mover
of the resolution creating that committee, we deem it
right to state that while tine ard the main purpose,
had in view, was a conference with individuals as to
the expediency of turnimr over their proposed subscrip
tion on the Greenville & Columbia Rail Road Compa
ny's books to those of the Valley Company, there was
yet a desire to show proper courtesy towards the form
er Company in whatever action might be taken in re
gard to that subscription. And thus, one of Ie duties
cf the Committee we regard to be such correspon
dence with the Presiden' of the Greenv:lle Company
as is utle to his position and his unquestioned exer
tions to establish the connecting link between his road
and Aiken. We have no falling not whatever with
that excellent gentleman, nor the Direction over
which he presides, nor any interest connected with
their Rail Road. We simply prefer the recently sug
gested route of the Valley Road, because we regar.1
it the shortest, the most feasible, aid likely to prove the
most useful. We had thought also that there was an
utter indifference manifested towards our poor advan
ces pf last Fall, and we confess to having experien
ced a mixture of disappointment and another lesslamia
ble emotion on the occasion. Under the circumstan
ces we thought we had a tight-nay, more, that it was
our duty to grasp the opportunity now held out to us,
as it were, by our ovn people-we mean the good
people of the Dark Corner and of Hamburg. We still
think so. In the meantime, however, we have re
ceived a letter from one of the Directors of the Green
ville & Columbia Rail Road Company, a gentleman
of undoubted sincerity and of admitted influence. He
assures us that there has bieen no disrespect of any sor:
felt or expre.sed in reference to the Edgefield: ubscrip.
tion above alluded to, and that, so far as he knows, no
such subscription has ever been tendered to the Green
ville Direction. Ie further adds in a spirit which we
cordially recognise as genuine-" In conclusion, I
have no hesitation in averring that I am in favor of
the consteuction of a Road from some of the points
designated on the Greenville & Columbia Rail Road
to the South Carolina Road in accordance with the
charter granted for the purpose. This, I am satisfied,
the Company intends to do, and that it will be to their
interest so to do, taking for granted the fact that the
Rabun Gap Road will he a reality. This I suppose
there can be little doubt about; and, if so, there will
be as little as to the other. I speak on my own respon
sibility when I say, that I do not believe the people
East ol thie Saluda are opposed to such a Road. I
can see trany reasons why it should be built; and at
any other time than the p esent, when money is so
scarce, times so hard and prospects so gloomy, funds
could be raised to a considerable extent on this side
of the river to do so. I make these suggestions, and
reqitest, if I am right as to no information (official I
mean) having been given to the Direction of the
Green ville & Columbia Rail Road Company, as to the
Edgefield subscription, that you will do us Justice in
We are always glad to be set right in this manner.
Our impression really was that official iiformation
had been given on the point. If such was not the case,
of course there was no possibibility cf action in the
matter, and, consequently,no room for that " contemp
tuous indifference" of which we romplained. We are
very glad to be assured, from the quarter whence this
voice of expustulatien comes, that no feeling of the
sort woi e-.- -n- :.*- 1 ** *" i ei!. snsitive.
............~ Aa .nu, ii.eile at pertecd
.e * .be. 40brb as a hamy tlaai so decide,
to turi *v--t 'ur 'ibwrip.th.n I the V:,t.c fload ? Bit
wntethier tihis stame ,' iainigs will oir will not ab'olve
us, the whole subscription is ntot certini to faill flat
from one oif the annexed conditions, viz: that the
Road shuall be completed by 1st .lanuatry, 1857. With
this co nditioni, the .subscription wotuld not ntow be re
ceived, ho wever, exact and official the tenider. So that
it would sent to be our fair and legitimate privilege,
ntit to muention the duty of so doinag, to consault anew,
to counsel together afresh as to our btest chance for a
Ratil Rload. We have assertetd our belief Ilhat thle Val.
Icy Ruad presents to mis the trite desideratum on sever.
al grounds. It is not amiss to add thiatin the amnalga.
mation of our fiundsa n ithi the stock of the Greeniville
lload, should that Road be our preference, we take all
the risks, he they more or h-ss, of owning dcpreciatedl
stuck wichel may taut pay for years to come. Whlere
as, in joininig the Valley Comipany, we become port
und parcel of an eniterprise which promises rich re
turns to its supporters in a comparatively short period.
At all events, it is one whoute location, course atnd ter
mirni all warramt a cunsiderable detgree o.f coiifiden-ce
in its speedy success. Th'le only question fair our die
cision now appears to be, whic~h of the two to choose,
the Valley or the Greenville & Columbia Road. For
ourself, we have declasred our opinitin withi sufficient
distinctness. It is based upon honest conviction, with
out a spark of prejudice one way or the other. Let
every tine of us decide for himself. It is certainly a
question of moment, and should be carefuilly weighed.
We address ourself now particuilarly to those who
have affized their names upon certain conditions to a
list that tras to have bceen offered to the Greenville &
Columbia Companty. It is yours to decide the feite of
thiat list. If you shall say- that, provided our condi
tions are complied with, the subscription shtall still go
to the Greenville & Colunmbia Company, we are with
you. But if you shall determine that it is useless to
operate longer in that qnarter and that you will now
go for the Valley Road, then are we doubly with yoiu.
W. GILMORE SIMM~tS---HIS LECTURES.
Wy had the pleasure of meeting this dlistiniguished
scholar int Charleston t wo weeks ago, and were grati
fled to find him in his usual fine health andl spirits.
He informed us thaat lie had beon thinking of visiting
several of the prumintetat villages of our up-country
this sutnmer for the purpose of delivering at each a
series of literary lectures, and added that he would be
apleased to put down Edgefield on his list. We tinder
took to assu-e him that our community would most
probably be exceedinagly gratifiedl to conic in for a
share of his varied learning and that we thotught he
could easily realize some haundred dollars or so upon a
It is to be hoped that we did not, in giving this as
surance, over estimate the liberality and literary taste
of otar village. Hiowevear dull we may be in othter
matters of progress, the double charge of literary sI' tha
fulness, and indifference to the mental improvement
of our sons and daughters, is not to be laid at our door.
In all that concerns moral atad intellectual advance
ment, we have among us an enlighatetned spirit which
yields not in vivacity and watcifulness to tha~t of any
the most refined of our sister villages. This spirit
may here have an opportunity of displaying itself to
the common benefit of ourselves and the eminent in
dividuial who proposes to entertain us, at a moderate
stipend, with dascourses of an elevaaed cast uipon sub
jects that will be interesting to old and young, grave
and gay. Our readers well know that Mr. Sinuss
deservedly ranks among the first literary celebrities of
our country- His books have given him a niche in
the temple of literary fame overtopped by bitt few of
otur American writers, lie is besides a South Car-olini
an, dyed in the wool. His aspirations are for the
wveal and improvement of his immediate fellow-citizens,
The labors of his lIfe have tended to illustrate the his
tory and sociology of his beloved South. And it is
really the duty, as it..htould be the pride, of his coun
trymen to encourage hinm in his career of usefulness
whterever the chtance occurs. But what is yet more
germaita to the business before tts, he is one of the very
best talkers in America; and we can well imagine his
ability to enchain the attention of sny enlightened
audience upon subjects suited to the bent of his mind.
We hope Mr. SiMMs, in taking thie rounds of -the
sufFred to pa. by as without an efiort being made to
stay him in our midst for a week or two at least. Re
member, we have a miserably dull season approach
ing. We will need something, in the warm summer
nights that are hastening on, to keepour faculties from
stagnation. Nothing could be better adapted to
achieve this end than just such a series of varied,
tasteful, sparkling lectures s.s Mr. Sias would cer
tainly give us. We respectfully suggest, to all who
agree with us in .our estimate of such literary advan
rages, the great propriety of setting about making up a
small purse at once for the commendable purpose of
offiering it to our distinguished brother Carolinian as a
cunsideration for certain literary discourses to be de
livered before our community at such time during the
coming summer as may be agreeable to himself.
WAR WITH SPAIN.
TuE probability of a war with Spain is growing
by degrees beautifully less. The mission of Commo
dore MCCAuLE: is assuming as peaceful a guise as
the veriest Quaker could desira. He is indeed repre
sented now as being under the strictest injunctions
from the Administration to do nothing rashly or unad
visedly, but on the contrary to ,isa all proper effirts to
prevent a rupture that might lead to hostilities. We
ca.n but admire the policy of the Government in this
regard. It is at once magnanimous and wise. Those
who talk in suchexalted strains of wrathfulness about
the interference of certain Spanish authorities, should
remember that there is ground of palliation, for this
seemingly impertinent intermedling, in the unlawful
and unrighteous developments of American Fillibus
ter-ism. Those who indulge the hope of war, from
dreamy expectations of glory and renown, should re
msmber that with that war would come a train of dis
asters under which the opulent could barely live, and
which would grind the poor into the dust. And last,
but not least, those who welcome this war, on the
ground that an easy conques: of Cuba would be the
result, should remember that " might does not make
right".in this day of the world's civilization.
If there be any real insult offered to our lag upon
the high seas by the armed vessels of Spain, or of any
nation, it is of course the duty of the " powers that
be" to demand and obtain redress at any and every
hazard. But to make the mere friek of a Spanish
Captain, or even a Spanish Governor, the J-retsrt of
plunging the country into a war, without that fair ap
peal to the home government which international good
faith requires, is surely little short of semi-barbarism.
If after such appeal redress is not accorded, then to
arms and blot out the insult with the blood of thous
ands if need be. In the case of our present relations
with Spain, no such emeren-y htas arrived, nor
is likely to arrive. We have faith that a firm course
on the part of the Administratirn, which we doubt
not will mark its policy throughout, will have the ef
fect of speedily restoring a degree of confidence be.
tween the two governments (Fillibulsterism permitting)
% hich shall bring forth better fruits than bloodshed.
If it he possible, it does seem to us that true wisdom
would still prompt the cultivation of such terms with
Spain as might yet make her the Ally of the Ameri.
can Union, instead of forcinp her into a position of fu
rious antagonism. The people of these United States
should reflect that we are not yet by any' means so
almighty as to set at nauglitthe common lessons ol
prudence. Nor are we yet 'ibperabundantly wealthy
as to forget, when going intir war, to "count the costs.'
If war be imperatively deinanded to maintain om
rights or avenge our honor,-let it come. But if both
these objects can be as satisfactorily obtained by skil
fui diplomacy, why, in Heaven's nanie, let that policy
prevail. Our earliest lesson y a people, and it is the
one to which we owe our. greatness, was to ac
promptly on the defensive, 'but ever to abstain fron
assnming the attitude of aggression. True, this is
policy, however good, from which some circumstance
might compel a departure. But those circurrstancei
should be absolutely imperative-by which we mean
that the offence to be avenged must be of a kind whicl
peaceful negotiations have, failed to wipe out, or th
right, to be protected- of a.character whose redres
can only he achieved in. this way. Otherwise, thi
acy ot isexican memory.
Still, albhough no Sempronius in view or tl:is diffi
cutlty, we feel that there ar-e some things trantspirini
in conntction with our Spanish relations, well cale
lated to mtake American bloiod boil high. And amuni
these, the offensive tone recenttly manifested by tht
representative of Louts NArOLEson is not the' eas
provoking. We adopt the language of the New Yor
Courser on this point:
" We (an tell the Frenc-h press, and if necessary we
cans tell II. Sartiges at Washuington:, that the less the
have uo say to the United States on the stubject of Ct
ba the better. They can do nothing more likely te
de feat their own ends than to thsreateti, or even seen
to threaten, ua with use interferenice of their mnaster
The Frenchi governmutent ha< niothtitng to di with the
dispute. it has no more conscern with Ctiba thtan we
have with the Crimea; it has nn more right tu pre
Ivent the United States from taking possession of tht
one, than the United States hias to prevent Franuc
from holding possession of the other. If France on
dertkesitshemust expect to be treated with th
same inidignations and defiatnce that would justly be
provoked b y a similar inuterferensce on our part in fatvo
Tn Times Correspondent, fronm the Crimea, drawi
some graphic descriptions of the frequent hot actioni
before Sebastopol. He indits his letters juist as th<
occurrences of wIch Iae writes are transpiring, anc
often in full view of the scene of operations. The fol
lowing is a specimen of his style. Hie is wvatchling:
night engagement in wvhiich thousands on each side arn
at the work of destruction:.
For the last half-hour-it is now 10 45 p. x.-a furn
ous fight hiss heeni raging all along our front. Toa
permont standing on Cathcart's hitll in front of the 4u1
Division the whtole of the Russian hines are revealed
Iin successive glimpses by bursts of red flame, and ithe
bright star-like flbishes om musketry, twinkling all ove
th: black expanue between us and the town for threc
or four aniles in length, show thamt a fierce contest it
going on before the ;~reniches and the allies. Shells,
each masrked b; a distinctive poitit of fire whsere then
foze is burning, describe their terrible curves in the
air, und seem to mingle with then stars, anud fiery rock
ets with hong trails of dropping sparks rusht like cotmet,
throngh tihe air. Above atti the pale cresent moon ii
shining from a deep blue sky, covered with the'con
stellationts of Heaven. The rear of the cannon, the
hissing of the shells, the intermittmtgrowl of musktet
ry, the wild scream of the rockets', sand the whuizzing
of the round shot form a horrid concert. It is curtoui
to note the eagerness of the men on such u'ccasions;
they swarm out of theidr tents to the lines in fruint, and
watch thle pruigress of the fights as far as they can
make it ont wvith the deepest iteresut, and, their whiis
pered commenits are must amusing--" That's a hively
Ishell from the French." " Mossuo is getting hits helly.
full." "AI wish they'd let us go at that, arid we'
not waste so much powvder," &c. Thme flasites of the
cannon mark pretty distinctlythe flowing and ebbing
of the tidle of war. If the Russian guns are thunder
tog away we may be sure their men ara falling back
If our guns are more brskly served than usual, we
are either coveritig an attack in the pits or are protec.
ting the withdrawal of the allhes. Most of the gener
als on nights like those come out to thte front and
watch the fight, and the officers form in little groups
on all the elevated knolls before thu camps. Ilhave
jtust reiturned to the hut in which I am lodging. It is
ntow ]1115 P. S:., but the conflict is still going on.
CHAS. CASSEDY--THE ACHILLES OF
Ouat friends of the Chester Standard gtve a graphic
acc ount of the marvellous escapes of one Cuantza
Cassaur, an Irish fellow-citizen of theirs and ask in
conclusion,--" Can Edgefleld beat this 1" We an
swer emphatically, " Not she." So far as we knows
Chester has us on the hard this time, mostindubitably.
The reader will please glance over the narrative (see
another column) and if he remember any such in
stance uof dogged vitality in Edgefield, past or present,
lie will please furnisht us with thte data that we may
h~ave wherewith to meet this Cheater marvel, We
dont like to admit the superior hardihood of Chseater
Irishmen at this late day, to the setting aside of Edge.
field's claim of fifty years standing. And, by George,
we wont give it up yet. Wait a week or two, hrother
" Staadard"-we'll see what we can do for you.
Tuz literary savans in Columbia seem quite exci
ted about this worud, used by MrI. PETIGR U in his semi
centtennial oration before the Alumni of the South Caro
lina College. One aintains It to be a wvord of Mr.
P.'s yncoining. While another shows that it was
uimed lung ago by a renowned poet and scholar. "L."
thinks it should have been proagonist instead of prot
agonist. While " Alumnus" sticks to this I, but rather
"well of English undefiled" thus scrupulously guard
ed. At the same time we can discover little or no ob
jection to Mr. Ps-rzau's uncommon noun. It is le
gitimately compounded and euphonious enough, we
think, to pass muster before any reasonable board of
philologists. Still, the stream of literature might pos
sibly grow much too muddy if all such peculiarities of
language were tolerated without proper criti:al analy
sis. And, in this light, the literary overseers of our
Alm& Mater's domain may not be wrong in taking the
semi-centennial orator to task. We confess though,
that, for our single self, we feel much more like kick
ing up a fuse over Mr. P's. " solidarily."
For the Advertiser.
RAIL ROAD MEETING AT EDGEFIELD.
In accordance with previous notice, the citizens
of Edgefield Village and its vicinity assenbled in
the Court House, on Thursday, 25th April, to con
sider the merits of " our last and best chance for a
The Hon. SAMUEL Bnooxs, Intendent. was called
to the Chair. Ilaving briefly stated the object of
the meeting, he introduced to the audience, Mr.
Jott A. CALtHouN, President of the Savannah Val
ley Rail Road. Mr. CALHouN, by his dignified, siu
cere and earnest manner, soon won the entire con
fidence of the audience, and convinced them that lie
had not sought this occasion to frighten others into
action. le remarked that his object was, if possi
ble, te reconcile the conflicting interests of the Sa
vannah Valley Rail Road. To do this a survey had
been ordered by the Board of Directors of the Road,
of the line from Aiken to or below Dorn's Gold
Mine, which is now in progress. That it was ex
pected that the expense necessary for the construc
tion of this Drauch should be born by Charleston,
Rabun Gap, South Carolina Rail Road, and that
portion of Edgefield lying on the proposed line.
The amount necessary to be raised by their combin
ed interests would be about $600,000-and to each
it would be but small, if a united effort were made.
Ie dwelt on this as the most practicable and short
eat line of connection, which Charleston and the
Rabun Gap Rail Road are likely to obtain-an air
line being altogether impracticable, under existing
circumstances. This matter is now before the peo
ple of Charleston, and no doubt will receive all pro
per consideration. Action in that quarter is delay
ed until the completion of the survey from Aiken
to Dorn's, and until the disposition of the peo
ple of Edgefield is ascertained. le was of the
opinion. that the more decided the manifestation of
the feeling of the people of Edgefleld, in favor of
the proposed route from Aiken to Dorn's, the more
probable would be the favorable action of the City
of Charleston. As to the beneficial effects of this
Road on the interests of Edgefield Village, and that
portion of the District through which it is proposed
to be run, Mr. C. was decided in his opinion. He
thought that it would enhance the value of real es
tate at least fifty (50) per cent., and probably more.
This had been the effect elsewhere, wherever Rail
Roads had been judiciously located, more generally
going oier than falling under this estimate. lie
mentioned several apt illustratio a upon this point.
Mr. C. spoke of this as being no Bogus survey, but
one made in good faith; and if the amount of money
necessary to construct this Branch should be raised,
by the combined interest involved in it, a practical
character would at once be given to it. He did not
wish the people of this District to enter into it pre
maturely, but after due deliberation to fix their mars,
and act up to it. It would then become his duty,
as it would be his pleasure, to bring all Edgefield
into direct connection with the world at last, by
tmcans of stean, and to aid in restoring to her that
pre-eminence which in tine past she was justly en
titled to among her sister villages in the up-country
ence itt a fer. but teling rema~rks. lie satm s...
was our last chatnce, atid now was the time to act.
ife lor otne was wvillitng to put htis shoulder to thet
whteel-and was now ready to etlarge his subscrip
tion. llis conceise antd pertinentt speech, was alp
lauded to the echo.
ir, MloaAGNE then submitted the followintg Re
Isolution, whiicht rts unantimtous'y adopted.
ResoLved, Thtat a cotmmittee of six be ap'pointed
to inq~uire ittto the propr.ety of trantsferrinag thte
Stock takent by the citizetns of this village and tts vi
e itnity in the tireennitle atnd Culumabia itail Rload to
thte anvanntah Valley Rauih lIoad cotttection betweet
Aiketi antd a point Ott te Saanaht Valley Rat.'
Road, att or ntear iDortt's Gold ?blinte; and that sa:d
commitnttee report Ott said miatter to atn adjourned
metetintg ot the citizens of thtis village, to be called
by thte atettdettt.
Whereupon the Chair appoin.al thte followitt
A. StmuKtss, JAS. StnErntno, ?'. W. PtCtENN, and G.
A . A 0a:s0s. Ott mtotioni, the Chmir-an was added.
Mr. Josarnt A BNEr then arose atnd entertained the
audietnce with a few remarks expressive of his feel
ings of gratifieation ttt the harmonious action of thte
tmeetitng, antd his sanguine hope thtat cre lotng the
monotony of our beautiful village woutld be broken
in upotn by the rhrillI whistle of the steam engine.
There was manifested an eagertness upon the part
of some present to comne forward and subscribe, but
tto call was made. The feeling that was exhtibited
did ttot ftail to 'convintce all pteset. that our citizens
were alive tb thteir interests, antd fully determined to
htave a Rail Road, and no longer miere pensiotners
on the generosity of the Greenville & Colutnbia Rail
Ott ttotiott, itwa
ResoLved, That thte proceedings of this mecoting
be published in the Edgehield Advertiser antd the
Valley Pionecer ; atnd tat the papers of A bbeville
be requested to copy.
SAMUEL BROOKS, Chairman.
M. WrrntEasroon GAY, Secretary.
HORRTA TE AFFAIR-A FAMILY OF SEVEN PER
The Wabash (1 tdi ann) Gazette, extra contains
ant account of the discovery of the bodies of a
family of seven persons, ntear that place, of the
tnttte of Fretnch, whto had been brutally tmurder
ed. it apenrs the ftamily consiated of French,
his witre, antd five childrett. They were very
poor, amnd lived in a cabin, and in September
last, another family, of the ttame of Hubbard,
went to lire with them. During October, a
neighbor proceeded to thte catbin to see French
and was told by the Hubbards that the family
had moved awaty, and that they had purchased
all thteir cortt, garden produce and furtuiture,
valued in the aggregate at not over $50. No
suspicion of foul play was aroused, until recent
ly, whent the Hubbards were arrested on auspi
cion of murdering a man named Boyles. The
house was then eairchted, and a portion of thte
ground floor dug tip, whtich resulted in the fitnd
itig of the dead body of an infant, very much de
ayed. Thle Gazetue thetn, after referitig to thes
summwoning of a coroner's itnquest, says:
in thte presence of a large company they pro
eeded to examine the plttc where the infant
had been discovered, atnd, htorrible to relate,
found seven bodites, consisting of the entire
French family ! Thteir skulls were all broken
in, anid the legs of the old man French and his
wife were broken, ao that they could be doubled
up atnd forced into the hole, which was three or
four feet deep. T1hey were laid in a heap-the
father and the mother at the bottom, and the
children on the top. T1he babe was about fifteen
months old, and the oldest child about fifteen
years old. There were three girls and two boys.
The chilhdren were mucht decayed, but the parents
were still sound, and were easily recognized by
those who had known them.
There is not the leatst doubt that the Hubbards
arc gulty of this wholesale and damnitig murder.
It is almost too htorrible for belief, but facts are
as above stated, and the conclu.sion is irresisti
l. Tto H-unkhrPs re al l in jil. The,.e
seemes to have bleen nO other motive than the
obtaining what few wordly goods this poor
family possessed, which were not worth over
ARRIVAL OF THE 3RITISH MAIL Sf5AXSHIP
HALIFAx, N. S. April 25.
The British and North American Royal Mail
Steamship Africa, Capt. Wm. Harrison, han.
arrived at her wharf in this city from Liverpool,
which port she left on Saturday, the 14th inst.
GENER AL INTELLIGENcE.-The Pence Confer
ence at Vienna on the 8th inst. lasted only one
hour, the Russian Envoy not being prepared to
act in consequence of not having received in.
structions from his government. There was a
rumor current, but the truth of it was very
doubtful, to the effect that the English and
French Plenipotentinries were about to leave
Vienna, everything being at a stand still, and the
prospects of pence very alight. It was not
known when another meeting of the Conference
would be held. It was reported, also, that new
complications had arisen with Prussia.
Advices from Sebastopol, to the 8th inst.,
report affairs as being unchanged. The allies
report themselves fully prepared to renew the
bombardment. The Russians have converted
their ambuscades into advanced parallels, and
erected two new batteries, notwithstanding
strenuous efforts were made by the Allies to
prevent them so doling. The French were ad.
vancing towards the Molakoff Tower by sap.
ping. Omar Pasha had not advanced towards
the Alma, but enlarged the circle of his fortifi
Proposals for a new British loan were to have
been formally advcrtised for on the 16th inst.
The amount required was not known when the
it was expected that Louis 'Napoleon and the
Empress Eugenie would arrive in London on
the 16th inst., and remain until the 21st.
The advanced squadron of the Baltic fleet
reached Elsinore on the 1st inst. A dispatch
from a Russian source via Warsaw, says that a
Russian army of 120,000 men were concentra
ting in the Baltic provinces and that 300 gun
boats were afloat.
Skirmishing continued before Sebastopol, but
no important action had taken plaice.
The ship North Carolina, belonging to the
Liverpool and Philadelphia line of packets, had
come in collision, off Holyhead, with the ship
Robert, for New Orleans, and sunk. All the
passengers and crew were saved.
THE LVERPOOL COTTON MARKET.-The cir
cular of Messrs. Milligan, Evans, Lempriere &
Co. quotes Cotton steady at previous rates, but
closing dull, The sales during the week com
prised 73,000 bales, of which speculators took
15,600 and exporters 7,800 bales. Fair Orleans
was quoted at 57.8d., Middling Orleans 53-8d.,
Fair Uplands Sd., and Middling Uplands from
51-16 a 5 1-8d.
CHLOROFoRM is growing to be a very power
ful agent in the hands of snappers up of uncon
sidered trifles. The latest illustration of the
truth of this remark, lately took place in Davis
county, Iown, where a bed, upon which a man
and his wife was lying, was robbed of $800.
The thing was acomplished by raising the win
dow, and throwing into the room small rolls of
paper saturated with opium and chToroform, un
til the occupants were in such a state as to be
unconscions of whatever was going on around
them. To make all secure, however, linen
cloths soaked with the same subtle agent, were
placed upuu the faces of the unfortunate sleepers.
THE AtKEN AND DoRN LiNE.-Returning from
Edgefield a rew days ago we had the pleasure
of meeting with the persevering Engineer of
the Valley Railroad and his corps, at their
Camp above the 'ine House. They had ad
vanced that far on the survey, and we were in
formed by Mr. Arms that he had found a most
eligible line from Aiken to that point. He is
pressing his work with active energy and in two
vadtks. or less, will bivouac at the Gold-Mine.
-vey will run near Edgefield village, near
,we hope to wake up the enterprise of
ace, and induce a. liberal sub'scription.
2up- srother simtpkins, there is a enane
the cauldron of eventualities fiar your
. Charleaton and the S. C. Road are in
d in this new kink, and you know when
.mmuuth and giant unito strength, some
nay be expected. Augusta is too slow
fur us, anid as she has signitlied her unwilling
niess to contribute without a guarantee of the
Lyons share, we arec determined to build a Road
on our own hook ; and a tin Ie help from all the
initerests connected with the enterprise, will
facilitate matters aind hasten the work. We
will give you a bro'ad.side view of the Aiken
tind Dorna line in the course of few weeks, and
our word for it may expect an array o '~ tisti
cal facts that will maake you throw p-our hat
anid shoutt ilozaabs to the~ enterprlise.-Valley
FiRE IN CoKEzSUY.-We learn that a fire
occuarred on Th'lur.-day night at Cokesbury,
which resulted in the destruction of the kitchen
and out-btuildin~gs attached to Mrs. Williams'
house. The house wais saved, together with a
large portion of the furniture. The cause of
the fire was not ascertained. WVe are indepted
for this intelligence to M'tr. Mitchell, of Combs
& Co.'s Expres-s.-Soth 'Carolinian, 28th ult.
DaoUGHT aN SCntvEN.-We learn by a letter
from a ptlanter of Sc riven to one of our most
estimable citizens, that the drought in that region
of the State is mtost severe and telling itnjuri
ously upon the planting interests. In many
sections cotton has not "come up," and there
was little prospect of its doing so till the ap
pearance of rain. In any catse, it was feared
that the long continued drought, of the earth
wvould prove disanstrotns. Eveun the corn, which
stands the drought far better thain most crops,
came forward slowly and made poor promises.
Jons EtNDER, who emigrated from Lawrence
county, Indiana, to Texas, was burnt at the
stake by a party of Indians. Mr. K. got into
a difficulty with one of the ltndians and shot
him down, and then fled to a fort, for proteetion,
but the Indians came in stuch numbers as to
compel the fort to de'iver him tip to the stake.
FANArICXSso.-At Roxb ury, Malssachiuseti a, it
has been proposed by the councils to exeinde
adopted citizens from serving even as firemen.
It is presumed that if the house of ono of the
members was otn fire, he would prefer, sooner
than let a " foreigner'' extinguish the flames,
seeing it burned to the ground.
JOHN MITCHEL.-The Irish exile, seems t o be
a favorite at the South, just in an inverse ratio
to the dislike entertaitned for hinm at the North.
Ho is well received in the Southern cities, wher
ever he goes, and has been invited to deliver
addresses at a number of places.'
DIED, on the 14th April, after a most painful and
lingering illness of three months, Cot. JOllN
BATES, at his residence on the Ridge, in Lexing
ton District, S.C.
lie was born in Lexington, but for upwards of
forty years resided alternately in both Lexington
and Edgefield. He was the youngest son of Michael
Bates, a soldier who was cut to pieces by the Tories
of the American R volution. The wife of the de
ceased was a daughter of Maj. John P. Bond, who
for many years served the people of his District as
Representative in the State Legislature. Col. Bates
himself held a Commission in the Army during the
War of 1812, for which he has since received a
bounty. After the close of that struggle he re
turned home, settled down and prosecuted his atg
riculturat pursuits with no ordinary energy. And
his industrious and praiseworthy efforts were not
without success, for within comparatively a short
space of time he accumulated a competency for
himself and family.
In the latter part of the Summer of 1845, he was,
in the inidst of the most promising health, stricken
down with paralysis, of the severest type, and never
afterwards could the aid of medical skill or the pa
tient nursing of a devoted wife and children ever
restore him to health again. Thus for ten years he
lingered but a life of aifliction, such as (the Lord
be willing) I pray I may never know any one to live
Col. BATES died in the fifty-seventh year of his
age, leaving a wife, onte son and four daughters who
mourn his losr, besides many friends who were en
deared to hinm by the many kind, generous and
corrspoendese of the Advertiser.
CorrWo.-On Monday out Market opened with
a brisk demand, which prevailed up to yesterday,
when advices from Liverpool reacted us, which had
a tendency to cheek that feeling, and trwd4g .e
have had no transactions, as buyers and sellers weft
unable to agree. Consequently our Market afi -
come very dull, and sales could not be mee ftees
at a decline of i to I eta on previous rates. .Ot
quotation* must therefore be regarded nominal filr
7to 91 ets.
0. N. WRIGHT, DENTIST.
O FFICE over Messrs. CARXI CuIrAL
& BEAN's Hardwart- Store, Broad
street, Augusta, Ga.
All operations pertaining to Dentistry will be at
tended to with promptness, and to the entire sais.
faction of all who may favor him with their patronage.
gW Gold Plate and Wire, ClaV Metal, Solder
&e., furnisned to Dentists for Cash.
Augusta, May 1 ly .
T IIE Bounty Land Warrants granted by the
Act of March 3d, 1855, will be issued during
June, and the Subscriber will be prepared to
purchase them at the H I G H E S T MARKE1
Persons wishing to sell can address me, by letteV.
and I % ill give them every information as to the
proper manner of transferring Warrants, FiEs OW
CuAnos. Address F. C. BARBER,
Exchange Broker, Augusta, Ga.
May I 6t 16
HOSPITAL FOR NEGROES,
AT AUGUSTA, GA.
T HE Undersigned would call theattention of the
citizens tf Edgefield and Abbeville Districts
to their INFIRMARY for SICK NEGROES and
those requiring. SURGICAL OPERATIONS. -
While the completeness of our arrangements
rffords to the patient every comfort, It also etiableIs
us to render more efficient treatment to Chronio
Cases, than can generally be secured in ordinary
private practice. Our special accommodations-for
the management of Chronic diseases of females, so
common in Negroes, are-ample and complete.
For Nursing, Boarding and Lodging, pr mon' 10
For Treatment,-The ordinary rates of pracice.
957 Communications addressed to us at this plaqe
will meet with prompt attention.
JI. F. CAMPBELL, Surgeon,
R. CAMPBELL, Attending Physician.
A ugunta, A pril 30 tf 16
AGOOD COOK,-for one that suits liberal
wages will be given. Apply at this Office.
May 2 tf 16
L 0 St
SO3NEWIIERE between Hamburg and the Stb
scriber's residence, on the 24th April, a'medium
sized PORT-MONAIE, containing between Qone
Hundred and eighty and Two hundred dollars, in
ten and twenty dollar bills-also, containing one .
Note on Benj. Miller and myself, in favor of Martha
and Susan Adams for two hundred and fifty or
sixty dollars, and perhaps some other Notes, not now
recollected. There were also in the Pocket-book a
thumb lancet and a gum lancet.
I hereby forewarn all persons against trading for
the note upon Benj. Miller described above.
A reward of fifteen dollars will be given for-the
safe delivery of the port-monaie and its contents.
JAMES L. DEVORE.
April 26 tf 16
T EFT, on the morning of the 14th instant, two
J1. Boys: ALFRED, a mulatto, about 5 feet
high, with a small scar on his right cheek, 26 years
old, by trade a carpenter. MA RK is about 6 feet
high, black, 21 years old, no particular marks. If
not in or about Columbia, they may likely tryand
make for Augusta or Edgefield. A,
07 Twenty-five Dollars of the above reward
will be given for the apprehension of either; and
Fifty Dollars additional for the conviction of any
.aste pw-en harwhoringor. aidingin their escape.
Columbia, A pril '.8 if 16
Twenty Dollars Reward!i
R A N A W AY from the Subscriber on the 3d of
M~aarch. his Negro man CIIA RLES, aged about
35 years old, 5 feet 8 or 10 inches high, remarkable,
black complexion, downcast look, sl'ow spoken, can
not look up wheon interrogated,~the whites of his
eyes very conspicuous when he looks a person in
the face, some sears about his breast, and appa
rently an impediment in his carriage. He took with
him several artic of clothing, among which was a
black cloth coat and p:tmts. Having been brought
from Virginia about 4 or 5 years ago, he may be
making his way there now, but the presumption is
strong that he is making for some of the free Stttes
of the West, by the way of North Carolina, Ten
nessee and Kentucky. It is likely that he will not
tell his owner's name or place of residence.
The above reward will be paid for his delivery to
me, or $1 0 for his commitment in any Jail so that I
can get him.
JAMIES HENRY LAMAR.
Uamburg, S. C., A pril 30, 2t 16
II7 Abbeville Hanner, Anderson Gaxette, Green
ville Mountaine.:r and A shville (N. C.) News will
insert the abovo twice, and forward their accounts
to J. Hi. L.
STrATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Joseph B. Talley, Adm'or,
de bonte non, of Wiliam
Bussey, dec'd., Bill for .Accoust
vs and Relief.
E. M. Bussey, and J
Demey L. Bussey, .Ex'or.
TT appearing to my satisfaction that E. M. Bussey,
La defendlant in this ease, resides beyond the
limits or this State, on motion of A dams, Complain
ant's Solicitor, it is ordered that said Bussey, do
pleod, answer or demur to the Bill of Complaint
against himself and another under the above title,
within three months from the publication of this no'
tice, or said Rill will be taken as pae esafesse
against him. A. SIMKINS, c. m. t. p.
May 9, 1855. 3m 16
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Wesley Philips and his wife Augusta Ann, -
B Y Order of the Court of Equity, publication is
hereby made notifying all and singular the
creditors of F. M. Young, dee'd., to present and
prove their demands before me in my office at
Edgefield C. H., on or before the 29th day of July,
1855. Otherwise they will be utterly barredan
concluded in the settlement of said F. M. Young's
estate. A. SIMKINS, c. a. a. n.
A pril 28th, 1855. 3m 16
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA5
IN COMMON PLE AS.
S. Broadwater, Adm'or,
us. Foreign Auaschmsedt
Eugene L. Hibbler. )
THPanif in the above case hatving this day
filintDcarto in my Office, ad the
Defendant having neither wife nor Attorney to re
side within the limits of this State, on whom a copy
of said Declaration with a rule to plead can be
served, On motion of Mr. Kay, Plaintiff'saAttor
ney, Ordered, That said Defendant appear ad
plead to said Declaration within a year and a day
from the date her~f or final and absolute judgment
will be given agai'l him.
THUS. G. BACON, c. c. a. a.
Clerk's Office, May 1, 1854. Iy 18
State of South Carolina,
Y H. T. WRIGHT, Eaq., Ordinary of Edgefleld
Whereas, Jmes Merchant has applied tomen for Let
era of Administration, on all and singular the goods
and chautles, rights and credits of Sampson Jenninage
late of the District aforesaid, deceased..
These are, therefore, to cite and admonish all ania
singular, the kindred and creditors of the said deeas
ed, to be and appear before me, at our next Ordinary's
Court for the said District to be holden at Edlgessd
C. H., on the 14th day of Mynext, to show canas, if
ay, why the said adminisratioin should niot' be
Given under my hand and seal this 20thdpof Ari
in the year of our Lord mne thoussnd eigh hunde
and fifty-Aive, and inthe 79th year of AmeicnInde
pendene. I;T. WRIGWT;O. E. D
MayS It2 IS