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such State reo-ognizes Slavery." This is the
whole life and soul of it, unless we except the
secret blade of Joab which it bears towards Kan
ass and Nebraska, concealed under a garb. It is
well known to all who are informed, that in the
organic law of these Territories the right df
voting, while they remain territories, was given
to all who had filed a declaration of intention to
become citizens. This was in strict compliance
with the usual practice of the Government in
organizing Territories; and under .this provision
that'class of persons are now entitlkd to vote.
Kansas, in two elections under this law, has
shown that an overwheming majority of her peo
ple are in favor of slavery, notwithstanding all
the Executive influence of the Freesoil Governor
(Reeder) whom Mr. Pierce sent out there to
prevent it-but whom the people have lately
driven, as they ought to have done, from the
Now, when Kansas applies for admission as a
slave State, as she doubtless will, a Southern
"Know Nothing," under this Resolution, can
unite with his " worthy brethren" at the North,
in voting against it, upon the ground that some
have voted for a Constitution recognizing Sla
very who had not been " naturalized" bat had
only declared their intention. For this Resolu
tion in its very heart and core, declares that the
right to establih Slave institutions "in the
organization of State Governments, belongs to
the native and naturalized ci izens," excluding
those who have only declared their intention.
A more insidious attack was never made upon
the principles of the Kansas and Nebraska Bill.
And is this to be the plank on which Northern
and Southern "Know Nothings" are to stand
in the rejection of Kansas. But to the other
and main objection to the resolution, why did it
stop with a simple denial of the power of Con
gress to reject a Sutte on account of slavery ?
Why did it not plant itself upon the principles
of the Georgia Resolutions of 1850, and say
what ought to be done in case of the rejection
of a State by Congress because of slavery ? So
far from this it does not even affirm that such
rejection by their " worthy brethren" of the
North would be sufficient cause for severing
their party affiliation with them for it ? Again
I would say not only to the old Whigs of the
7th and 8th Congressional Di.,tricts, but to all
true Georgians, whether Wlig.s or Democrats,
Union men or Fire Eaters, whither are you
drifting ? Will you not pause and reflect ? Are
we about to witness in this insane cry against
Foreigners and Catholics a fultilment of the an
cient Latin Proverb, " Quen Deus rult perdere
prins dementat!" " Whom the Gods intend to
destroy they first make mad ?" The times are
indeed protentous of evil. The political horizon
is shrouded in darkness. No man knows whom
he meets, whether he be friend or foe except
those who have the dint glare of the covered
light which the secret signs impart. And how
long this will be a protection even to them, is
by no means certain. They have already made
truth and veracity almost a byword and a re
proach. When truth loses caste with any peo
ple-is no longer considered as a virtue-and
its daily and hourly violitions are looked upon
with no concern but a jeer ora laugh, it requires
but little forecast to see what will very soon be
the character of that people. But, sir, come
what may, I shall persue that course which a
sense of duty demands of me. While I hope
for the best, I shall be prepared for the worst ;
if the " worst comes to the worst," as it
.iill. in common with my fellow citizens,
- c y Of the common ills.
i as any other
,..ke; and so far
er are concern
lam which is to be
.. t me in early life,
ever enerish and treasure,
;..I Lillie betide be me:
S.But it, on life's uncertain main,
Mishap shall mar thy sail,
If, faithful,firm and true in vain,
Wue; want, and exile thus sustain,
Spend not a sigh on fortune changed."
Yours, most respectfully,
ALEXAN1DER H. STEPHENS.
Col. Thomas W. T1 homas, Elberton, Ga.
In days not yet forgotten by Carolinians or
Southerners, in common with many of our co
temporaries, we pleaded for Sonthiern harmony
and Southernt unity of at~ioni. The pleadings
were in vain-all the Southern States refusing
to unite on any thing but acquiescence in a futile
and delusive piece of Congressional patchwork
called a ' Compromise." Nevertheless, we are
not yet disheartented or discouraged in what is
our "plain duty as journalists-to still call on the
pecophe of tihe South to discard all political
issues except that of their own salvation.
Frotm the signs of the times, we believe that
call, now being sounded by many of '.he South
ern1 press, will be inore cheerfully responded to
thani in by.gone days, for the evidences of the
progress of abolition are so palpable, that the
Southern man who would wilfully close his
eyes to them must have given up all hope of
his section, and is ready to submit to the aggres
.sions which' threaten it.
Our columns have not been wanting of abun-f
dant proof that anti-slavery fanaticism is to-day
stronger in the free States than ever before, and
that it promises for the future to be still more
omnipotent and all-pervadinig throughout the
entire North. It is with this conviction that we
again broach the political questions involved in
theo present devetoptnents of Northern public
sentiment, and to raise our feeble voice :among
our cotemporaries at home to ask for Southern
Nor must our readers imagine that we would
have South Carolina take anly part int the intitia
tory steps which may become necessary for a
Southern defenasive organization. She can afford
to wait. .HeIr place in the ranks can well be
designated, and shte will occupy it at the proper
time; but we are constrained to warn tier peo
ple against domestic division in political feeling
or sentiment. Our whole strength will be need
ed when the struggle comes, for all expe-ience
has taught us that our weakness--the weakness
of our sectia-has been the fruit of division
among ourselves on comparatively minor ques
We have little faith in whtat has heretofore
been recognized as the national Democratic
party, as to its power to avert the comning storm.
We believe in its principles, and we believe-that
it numbers within its fold more true patriots, in
all sections, than are found in any other politi
cal organization knowna in the Republic; but itI
is powerless at thte North to stem the gathering
xlood of abolitiontism, and must remain passive
or be overwhelmed. Clinging to thte creed and
principles of the Democratic party, we lament
the detections in its ranks and its utterly prostrate
condition in the Northern atnd Easternt States.
It has true men among its members even there,
but the political guillotine has behteaded them,
leaving the South almost without a man who as
in a positi'ont to wake even a feeble show of
resistance to fanaticism.
Our only hope for safety, for Southern inde
pendence, for Southern institutions, is reliance
upon ourselves-upon the union of Southern
men of all parties in defence of their section
and their instiltutions. WVhat signifies to the
people of the South any andi all the other issues
when compared with that which will be surely
forced upon us by the followers of Wilson,
:-~mmer and Seward ? Wilson, in his speech
.New' Yorkt the other day, laid down the pro
no ba~hn cor er : anti-slavery men
iTac timle has
...hcounlltry that we
:a.,~ eai ie abolition of slave
;, r we ha!ve the conistitutional power
.nol00s4a it. Let it be distinctly understood
that our object is the emancipation of the bonds
men in America. Weo do not propose to inter
fere with the slave States. In those States
they have power asnd are responsible for thme
existence of slavery. But in thte district of
Columbia, and in the territories, slavery gxists
by our authority ; and we have the constitution
a power to abolish it, and we intend to abolish
it. (Loud applause.)
"We intend to repeal the act of 1807, under
which the domestic slave traffic is now carried
on u'nder. the protection of the national flag; we
intend to repeal unconditionaally the fugitive
shall never come into this Union as a slave
There it is, and the gathering of the hosts to
rally under this banner is more imposing than
it ever has been before. The lower house of
Congress is already abolitionized, and the ad.
mission of Kansas as a slave State we can
never expect without a terrible conflict. That
party, which at the North has embraced nearly
all the anti-slavery leaders, and the rank and file
of the allied anti-Southern organizations, has
proved powerful enough in the free States to
control the elections, and in every instance it
has selected anti-slavery representatives and
officers. That party the South has to dread
not that its members in our section could affi
liate with their Northern brethren-but because
it brings with it strife, ill feeling, intolerance
and proscription, arraying one portion of our
citizens against the other, at the most critical
period, we believe, in the history of the South.
With us there is no necessity for such an organ
ization. Its origin, its proclivities where it is
most powerful, its actual results in the saie
section, all forbid that it should be embraced by
the Southern people. But, beyond this, let us
not encourage an organization that must scatter
broadcast the seeds of discord and disunion
among ourselves.-South Carolinian.
RoMANCE OF INDIAN AFE.-A private soldier
writing from Fort Laramie, March 12, mentions
the following incidents of the massacre of Lieut.
I will give you two facts connected with the
massacre, which I have never seen in the news
papers. A musician, one of the party, married
or owned a squaw, and on that unfortunate day,
when she saw danger threatening the troops,
she rallied her father and brother to preserve
her lover. When he fell wounded, she rushed
to him to protect him from the arrows or perish
with him. Her father shot several arrows at
the other Indians, and was wounded himself in
the zealous defence of the soldier. Then lie
sat down and wept, as he could do no more.
The hostile Indians then rushed on to the woun
ded soldier, tore him from the embrace of his
faithful squaw, and scalped him before her eyes.
After this she could not be prevailed upon to
eat or drink, and starved to death, dying in nine
days, and glad to go to regain the presence of
the spirit of one she loved so dearly. The only
soldier that reached here alive was found by an
Indian, who, instead of scalping him, ministered
to his wants, carried water to his hiding place,
and endeavored to bring him into the fort du
ring the night, but being unable or afraid to
accomplish his purpose, he turned back to Mr.
Bordeau's house, bearing the soldier, and four
Indians overtook him and wished to kill the
wounded man, or as they said, "that dog." 'Hie
reply of the noble friendly savage was, "This
white man must live, or 1 must die," and he bore
him off in safety. Such generous deeds should
BOUND FOR THE SEAT OF WAR.-The five
members of Congress, whose departure for Eu
rope on board the steamship Atlantic has been
noticed, are, it seems, all going straight to Con
stantinople, and from thence to Eupatoria and
the other points of war in the Crimea. They
will be back in time to take their seats in Con
HARD TIME.-A Correspondent of the Inde
pendent Press, writing from Montgomery Ala.,
says: In some countries above here, Corn sells
for five dollars a bushel. Here it i- nominally
about one dollar and twenty five, but nobody
has it to sell. To-day lie zays, meal commands
two dollars and a half a bushel, and this morn
ing about five hundred barrels of flour, were
old at auction at from twelve to sixteen doll-trs
and a half per barrel. Hams sell for 18 cents,
Chickens thirty three, Wheat three dollars per
TiE CRoPs IN OHIo.-The Cincinnati Com
mercial is informed that, in Clermoit, Brown,
Highland, Adams, and other counties in that
State, the farmers and the town people rejoice
n the liveliest assurance of abundance. " The
ruit trees are full, itideed, overladen, and the
vheatt atid corn and potatoes are coming on as
fiely aw temost unselfish philanthropists could
wish. Not quite so, much wheat was sown as
n past years, but every .aere in which corn or
otatoes could be planted, hias been improved.'
THE CaorS iN NEW YoRK.-The Albainy
rgus states thait notwithistantding the back
ardess of the season, the crops in New Y ork,
nd iindeed throughout the WVestern and New
Bugland States, never presented a finer appear
ne or promised a more bounteous harvest. It
ays, to pay two dollars a bushel for wheait, as
as recently dune in Rlochester, is foolish inI
view of these facts, and expresses their opinion
that wheat will not be worth more than half
that price in two months.
Cnors iN alARYLAN.-We learn from our
xchanges ini Washiington, Priince George's, and
)orhester counties, that those sections have
been visited lately by copious rains, and that the
rops anid all kinds of vegetation have been
greatly improved thereby.
THE Detroit Democrat states that the sight
of the wheat fields in the iiorthern part of Michi
gan is perfectly glorious. The breadth aowvn is
musually great, and the staple is a deep green,
almost to blackness, raiik, strong, thick and
high. With all allowance for ensitalties, it may
e most confidently predicted that the wheat
rop will be most unusually abundant and ex
LEwis SANDERS NOm.E.-A soldier of the
revolution, and a trooper in Marion's legion,
died recently in Clinch county, Georgia, aged
DEATH OF DR. KING.--We learn with regret,
by intelligence received at the Courier Ollice,
the death of Dr. Courtenay S. King, second
son of the late Col. William S. King. Dr.
King had been attached to the Medical Staff of
the Russian Army in the Crimea, and ea rly in
April fell a victim to malignant typhus fever,
ontracted in the hospitals of Simpheropol.I
SEvERE SToRM.-WVe have been informed
that the storm on Friday last did a great deal
of damage to many plantations in the sou~h
eastern and shouthwestern portions of our dis
nie. We have not receivedt sufficient informa
tion to give all the ntames of' the owners of the
plantations injuried, but have- heard thatt Col. J.
. Williams' planmtation, near Spring Grove, and
Mr. John Smith near Mt. Gallagher, were most
wofully injured by the rain amid hail. Other
persons also received as much damage, who,
nfortunately, are less able to sustain the loss
than the above gentlemen. The destruction of
property is always to-be deplored, whether be-!
longing to the rich or poor, but it is much more
deplorable when, in a time of scarcity, as with
snow, it sweeps away so large a quantity of
the prospective food of our land. Reports have
reached us that lives were lost, and houses
bown down, but thtey are not sufficiently reliat
ble for us to pmublis.h them.-Laurensville 11er
DoEs FREEZING KILL?-In the basin under
the dome of the Crystal Palace we noticed last
fall a number of goldlish flashing their bright
sides in the clear water. Yesterday wesa
them again, as lively as ever, and remarked to
Sam. Brevoort, the superintendent: " So your
fish lived through the winter, but they are not
so bright colored as last fall."
"No wvonder-thme color froze off; the won
der is the life did not, for that basin was a solid
cake of ice, and those fish were as solid as aiiy
part of it. But they thawed out as good as
new, except the color, am:d that is coming on
with warm weather. I think that settles the
question, that freezing don't kill."-Tribumne.
Eight thousand four hundred and seventy-four
immigrants arrived at New York during the
past week, which, added to the 28,626 previous.,
ly.arrived since the 1st of January, makes a to
tal of 37.100 thtus far this year, against 67,479
during the same time last year.
ACCIDENTAL 1o,IICJE.-A little boy named
Ariiold, while huntiing recently near his home
in this District, in company with an older broth
er and William Baker, was accidentally shot
dead by the latter. We have not hteard the
.....:,...r.... b em.,m a nne r.
ARTHUR S1MKIl1, EDITOR.
EDGEFIELDs S. C.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30,1855.
22r " EUGENE'S" sketch of the fishing party is
unavoidably crowded out. It will appear in our
LAST NEWS FROM VIRGINIA.
WE learn by a gentleman from Hamburg that the
news from the Virginia Elections is highly favorable
to the sound Democracy. If the wires are right,
WISE is ahead sa me some ten thousand votes. Bets
were taken in Augusta yesterday, giving the FLOUR
Nor t arty 5000 in the race. They were based, of
course, upon the intelligence received up to that date.
In anticipation of a handsome trinmph over Know
Nothing-Whiggery, we raise NINE CHEERS TO
"LIR A'S" FAVOR.
Oua sprightly correspondent will please receive our
most graceful acknowledgements for the ready spirit
of accommodation she has manifested in response to
a suggestion of our own. W ill not others of our fair
literateurs indite an occasional article of the sort.
With very little encouragement, we should proceed to
establish a regular " Ladies' Department" in our
TuE season is bringing its tempests in vengeful
mood. By our exchanges, we hear of devastations by
the Storm King in many localities. One of the most
fatal of these occurred in Fairfield District. Houses,
here and there, were struck by lightning. In one in
stance a 1r. JAuss BRAZZLE and his step-daughter
were instantaneously killed. The smallest streams
were swollen to the dimensions of little rivers. Two
negro children of a Mr. OsBoaN YONGUE were drown.
ed in attempting to cross a ravine, down which a
rain torrent was dashing. Hail, the size of goose eggs,
added fury to the tempest's wrath.
In our own vicinity we had a violent storm of wind
and rain on last Sunday afternoon. Fences were torn
to pieces and trees blown down in every direction.
We hear of several gin-houses that were prostrated.
Forward corn and such garden vegetables as Green
peas, &c., presented a doleful appearance the next
morning, bent as they were to the very earth. In
some places too, our lands were seriously washed.
Still, we are thankful that things were no worse.
THE KNOW NOTHING ASSOCIATION.
WE invite the especial attention of our readers to
the admirable letter of 1r. STEPHENS, of Georgia, on
the merits of this new party. It is generally conced.
ed to be one of the very ablest arguments yet made
upon the subject of which it treats. It is barely possi.
ble that any impartial reader can arise from its peru.
sal without a thorough conviction of the dangerous
tendencies of this singular organization.
We have received a pamphlet from Charleston, dis.
cussing this question with considerable ability, which
we will endeavor to lay before our readers in the
course of the n -xt two or three weeks.
THE DIRECT LINE TO DORN'S.
WE are gratified to learn from Chief Engineer ARus
that an air lin-, entirely practicable, has been run from
Dorn's Mine to Edgefield C. 11. or its vicinity. The
distince is 22 miles. The distance from Aiken to
Dorn's by this route is 41 miles, being but 7 per cent.
above an air line. And the whole distance from
Aiken to Anderson C. H. is 98 miles. We imagine it
will be found difficult to obtain another line between
these two last named points, equally practicable,
whose length will.fall below a hundred miles. It
would seem from this result, that lte last line survey
ed by the Engineers of tihe Valley Road is the true
line for this company. Wi ether they will adopt it
remains to be seen.
TIlE LAND OF TLOWERS.
IT would seem that another Florida fever is seizing
upon our good people of Edgefield. We hear of a half
dozen or more who are in thre humor of finding a
hotne in that heautiful country. Some of theum have
been out, and return with reports almost as glowing as
those of Ponce de Leon in the old, old times. A
charming rtgiott tmust it indeed be in thte Spring sea
son, with its fragrant Orange groves, and dense hait
mocks, and pellucid lakes, and placid rivers, and row
ering Mlagnolias, atnd alI that sort of thing, A young
friend, recetntly removed to rte St. Jlohnr's, writes to
us thus :
"Why dont you pay us a visit and see this "land
offowcrs ?" Thre moon shines tmore brightly here.
The birds sing more sweetly. The air is more salu
brious. And the gentle tones of the Spanish guitar,
waftedl ott by thre "sweet Southi,"snund more enchian
tingly than in any other climne.-We would so like to
have you with us, if limt for one night-then artd here
to join us in seretnading some of otur" fair senoritas."
Alt ! thre profusion of boquets-tlie sparkling chain
pagne, &c. &c. I know it would be to you " a green
spot in memory's waste" arnd " a joy forever." Do
That's warm, friend NAr, and very cordial. You
are bewitched, by all that's romantic. And yet we
have heard many others speak in terms equally raptu
rous of this same spiot of earth. How we should de
lihit to be for a season with our manty Florida f-iendsi
N'thinrg preventing, we'll not let another winter pass
with this desire uneratified.
EFFECT OF RAILROADS ON TOWNS.
rTnE rapid gronh of Western towns, says the
Ntional Intelligecer, tinder the influenuce of railroad
facities, has seldom been more markedly exhibited
thran in the case of West Urbana, a village in Chain
paigne county, 129 miles south of Chicago on thte
Chicago branch of thre Illinouis Central railroad. One
year ago this place contained hut onie building,a freight.
house belonging to the company. Eight monthus ago
there were five houses. Now there are at least one
hundred houses and four or five hundred inhabitants,
and it is estimated that nearly three hundred other
buildings, of all kinds, are being erected and to be
erected during the spring. Included in the buildings
are two large hotels, six stores, a large furniture w are
room, a large warehouse for forwarding purposes, a
Pesbyterian church, and a large schrool-house. Thwe
village is incorporated arid a post office establishred;
and all this has been accomplished in eight tnonths.
The Terre Hate and Aiton road will, in June, give
this village a direct communication with Cincinnati
and the East and its extension to the main trunk of
the Illinois Central will, during the year, also put it
ii connexion with St. Louis and the W~est.
TIIE LATE BAPTIST CONVENTION.
TnEii Southern Baptist Cunvention, which recently
held its annual meeting at the capital of Alabama, is
spoken of in terms decidedly laudatory by ii e Mont
gomery Mail. We quote a paragraph :
"In conclusion, let urs bear our cheerful testimony
to the very high character of this body. Never have
we seen int any collection of men. more dignity, cour
tesy or disposition to do right. We are free to confess
Lhat tire high standard of talent and conduct prevail
ing in the convention took us somewhat by surprise.
But few men spoke at all, whose remarks did niot dis
play very respectable abilities and acqmtrenments, and
many of them evinced talents and accomplishments
f high order. Trheir lofty bearing and general intel
ligence hauve left a most cordial impression of respect
ed audmiration upon the minds of the citizens of
ANOTHER SCAMIP.--PASS HIM ROUND.
The Proprietor of the Mountaineer, says tihe editor
of that paper. deems it proper, for the protection of
his brethren of rthe press, and hotel keepers, to notice
a fellow calling himself Prof. J.W. TAvERNEat, who is
travelling over tire country giving Shakespearian readl
ings. He visited our town last week, and after hum'
bugging some of our citizens, left without paying us
his advertising bill. Our neighbors of the Patriot in
form us that it was wvithr a good deal of reluctance, and
not until lhe was informed that he would be published,
that Ihe paid their lill. We are also informed by one
of ithe proprietors of tire hotel at which lie stopped1
while here, that he resorted to some trick to curtail
his bill wvith them. He bears the gereral appearance
of a scamp, and we hope our exchanges will give him
the benefit of tire above facts.
DEATH OF AN EDITOR.
WEt are pained to learn, (says the Anduerson Gazette,)
the death of F. W. SvMNFs Ja., Assistant Editor of
the Keonee Courier, Hie expired Monday evening, at
the residence of his father Dr. F. W. Svuxs5 in Pen
heton. We have only space to make the sad an
nouncement, and deplore the untimely death of so
promising a ysunig man. To his family and friends'
we. tender our. condlenc in this their bittor affiction
LET US .BUILD.
Yrs, let us build a railroad of our own and for
ourselves. Let us build it from Aiken direct. to Edge.
field Court House. Let us build it in the best style.
Let us build it with the funds ($150,000) we have al
ready indicated our readiness to subscribe for railroad
facilities, the balance necessary to be made tip here at
home. And let us build it as soon as possible. We
can procure the charter at the next session of the Leg
islature: and, if we areenergetic, we can break ground
in January, 1856.
It is an entirely practicable route. Practicable, did
we say ? It has not its superior, testify the engineers,
in all the United States. It will be a very cheap
road, and can be built in fine style at a comparatively
It will pay scme per-centage on the investment, we
believe, even should no other roads from above seek
to empty themselves upon its track. Our village, as a
terminus and with a prisperous country above us
ready to flock to our market, would flourish "like a
green bay tree." But she could not remain tho ter
minus. And no one surely desires it. She wou ld be
much more advantageously situated on the great trunk
of the greatest Southern railroad. Because, our Aiken
and Edgefield road built, thts whole Rabun Gap trade
would come this way. The Greenville and Columbia
company would find it abstAlutely essential to their in
terests to tap us, or rather to obtain a junction with
the head of our road. So would the Savannth Valley
company. The struggle would be to reach Edgefield
C. H. with the least possihle delay. With no road
constructed from here to Ai.ken, the whims and caprices
of railroad companies may daIly with and delay all
further actual enterprise on this side of the State for
years. But let us build, arid here they come, all wide
awake, without slothfulness, their feelings of listless
indifference changed into striving competition. Let
us build, and we secure ourselves, in point of railroad
benefits, now and forever. And, what is the best part
of the transaction, we go into no overgrown scheme
whose fate (financially speaking)is indark uncertain
ty. We build a short road and a cheap road. It
must become the recipient c-f immense freight and con
stant travel. It must pay :oble dividends in the end.
At the least estimate, it could be sold at any time and
at full cost to either of the Railroad companies above
us. Thus, while having no ground for apprehension
of loss, we would see befors us an almost certain pros
pect of complete success and high profits. Let us
Will not some energetic citizen, who lias more
leisure than at present falls to our share, dit:ste upon
this proposition and convince this community that
our true policy is " to build" and that immediiately.
"WHIP : WHIP I HURRAH It
THE Tribune has found, as it thinks, an opportuni
ty of rasping us severely and thus makes us'e of the
The Southern Cultivator has the following hideous
" We find the following in a late numbe:- of our
spicy cotemporary, The Edgefeld (S. C.) Adscrtiser,
and would commend the example of Col. Frazier to
other masters and employers:
" OvEaSEEas READ TItis .!-rIt will be remembered
by the Overseers of Edgefield that Col. M. Frazier has
offered a fine watch as a reward to the Overseer
(working not less than ten hands) who will report the
best manriged farm, largest crop per hand of cotton,
corn, wneat and pork for the, present year.
" Col. Frazier has just returned from the North and
laid before us this elegant prize. It is a fine English
lever watch, encased in a heavy silver hunting case
upon the hack of which is beautifully engraved
'Presented by M. Frazier, Edgefield, S. C., 'as a
a reward of merit.' '
" We assure those who areontestar:ts for this val
uable prizethat it is eminently worthy of the donor
and calculated to call forth all the energy and skill of
which the candidates may be possessed. Remember
then that the prize is now. fairly upon the stake and
that " the longest pole knocks down the persimmon."
Whip! Whip I Hurrah !"
Here is a direct appeal to avarice and cruelty of the
worst sort. The conduct of Orerseers as a class does
not come to light, for the raspn that negroes cannot
give evidence, and superflhie masters disport them
selves at the North or make the grand Eurwpean tour
leaving their estates in thejiands of these hired men
who are not proverbial for gentleness. Lest the work
of the Overseer, however, siould not betomplete un
der the orditiary incentives of their power, here we
have a reward offered for blood and sweat extortions
-prizes for inhumanity-couched in saintly phiraseolo
gy commending agricultural improvement simply;
hut ending with the Oveu 's words: "Whip!
Does any one believe' thia the "largest crop per
hattd"' is to be proiduced without the lash of the ut
moist brutalities!? Does any one think that the heavy
haiid of low t yranny will nuts he the niore crnshinig to
prod~uce such a resuilt? Do's-any one mistake the al
lusion of the cloing rhnetoriie of the hash!
Men of the North, who w~ irk fosr ivages, what think
you of such prize -hows as this! -The tyrant re warded
for the most ferocious super vision of the slave ! 'rTe
lash held up in print as the means for forcing the
earth's abundanca througL the bondman's agony!
Whip! whip! Hurrah ! Hiail Columbia, happy land !
All remarkably well said, Mr. GaEELEv. You give
it to us with a vengence. Thle pity is however, that
te whole castigation proces upon an utter mis-ap
prehension of our meaning. We lied not in view, at
the time of writing, the .overseer's lash, nur arty
" brutalities" connected the~ewithi. Our real meanting
may be beat unfolded to your skeptical worship by
giving a simple but real scenc from Southern life:
Imagine then, Iloarvrtus; that you are upon a
Southern lill, overlooking a Southern valley, and
that this valley abounds in wide-spread fields of rare
fertility. Let the time be when the morn has just be
gun to wave aloft " her dew-bespangledl wing." See
before you, wending their way in jocund fashion to
thne field of labor, a score of hearty, hale, athletic ne
groes, each one mounited upon his sleek and well-fed
mule. Hear their loud interchanige of jests and ribal
dry, interpersed with an occasionsal whistle or outburst
of song, as they prepare to harness their respective
animals for the daily task. And now they drive on
the plow with alacrity and spirit. rThe master or over
seer, true, is there, riding from spot to spot, directing
this one, reprimanding that and encouraging a third.
The tenor of his language ii " Drive up, boys, drive
up. The grass is growitng ranpidly. We must try and
conquer it. Get this field done by Friday evening and
you shall have the whole of Saturday to 'tend your
own crops. So whip up' s hip up, all hands.'
" Thank ye, sir" is she hrief but hearty response.
Pop, sounids the twisted hickory lash of the plowman.
On steps his newly-aroused hack. Every thing in
short, is life anid energy and animation.
And this, Mr. Gazat.EY--nothing harsher or more
barbarous-was the idea thta. hovered above the feath
ers o'f our " gray goose-quill," as we guided it to in
dite the words "' Whip! whlip ! hurrah !"
Make the most of it, an'il please your prejudiced
obstinacy so to do.
GREAT TEMPERANCE MEETING.
Tue National Division of the Sons of Temnperance,
at the last mneetinI in the British Provinces, resolved
to hold their next meeting in Charleston, on the 6th of
June. The Standard says, a large assemblage is ex
pected, and extensive preparations are itn progress for
their reception. Delegates are expected from all the
Grand Divisions in thte United States, Novia Scotia
a.d New Brutnswick, England, Ireland and Scotland,
and last though not least from some of the Indian
tribes in the West. The occasion will be a very in
teresing one and the opportunity of vi iting such a
body not soon again presented in South Cnsrolina.
The friends of the cause and the public will bear it in
"A BEAUTIFUL INSTITUTION t" QXOTH
TitE Yorkville Enquirer makes mention of a case
now pending before the United States District Court
for South Carolina, which, by bungling manaigemntt,
has been uselessly retarded. After a long and tedious
examination of witnesses, a palpable flaw was at
length discovered in the indictment, andl the ca'e post
poned. The Enqtuirer, satisfied that the proseanted
party (for mail robbery) Is innocent, and indignanst at
this ill-times! tarrying of Justice, thus tauntIngly
speaks of the Court in question:
" The United States Court is really a beautiful in
stitution. Made up of an odd admixture of youth arid
inexperiencee on the otie handI anid superanuatedl ild
age ont she other, its sessions are about as near the
re presentations of a farce as can any where be found
off the "boards." '1Tie prosecution is at bestt little
short of dlon nright persecutin--but when It munt be
drawn out indetinitely, exposing many of our citizens
to the infeelion of the city in ste heat of summer, it
amounts to an msuff-rable public nuisance. We
Iscarcely know which to esteem the greater evil, the
disease or the remedy.
TtiE Due West Telescope announces thc marriage
of Mr. WALK~US' to Miss RANsoM. Many bachelors,
we wot of, who would like to "wtalk usp' and be
" ransomned" according to the same matrimonial me.
FCR THE ADVERTISER.
MIL EDJTOR:-You ask me to write to you on
Music, and what shall I say? A Lamartine, with
genius transcendant, would fall below his.subject
were this the one he chose. It is not then for a ne
ophyte like me to perpetrate the sacrilege of blun
dering into its inner chambers. In lieu of this, ac
cept a trivial narrative which may exhibit in vivid
colors the effect often produced upon even the small
est of the brute families by this wonderfully magic
art. It is thus:
A State prisoner, who was confined in the Bas
tille at Paris, begged the governor to allow him the
use of his flute to render the solitary hours less irk
some. Having obtained that indulgence, he sat
himself down to play one evening, and was not a
little surprised on seeing shortly after, a mouse creep
cautiously out of a hole and perk itself up as if it
were listening to his music. He continued playing,
and was soon convinced of the sympathetic feeling
of the little quadruped, fur it was directly joined by
several others of its timid family, who came to par
take of the Orphean feast. Nor was this all ; for
several large spiders descended from their velvet
habitations, and remained, as it were, fascinated, so
long as the music continued. But when the prison
er ceased playing, his audience retired to theirholes
and corners. The experiment, says my informant,
was repeated several times with the same effect, till,
at length, the auditors becoming inconveniently nu
merous, the musician (ab ! sir, this is the sad part of
my story) borrowed a cat from one of the jailors;
and putting her into a cage, so that he could let her
out in a moment, lie treacherously began his seduc
tive notes, until having drawn his admirers around
him, he cruelly let loose the dire enemy upon her
unsuspecting victims. Iappy then were the mice
who, in the midst of this 8anne qui peut, reached
their holes in safety !-But you will say, sir, that I
am only toying with a noble theme. And so I my
self feel. For music is of heavenly birth. It is
indeed, the most powerful means we possess for
softening the heart and rendering it susceptible of
every exalted sentiment. It has the peculiar faculty
of arousing or soothing the passions. If we are
wrapped in melancholy, the sweet voice of music
will charm away our cares and restore our droop
ing spirits. Or, again, it will awaken in us the sen
timents of honor and glory. As a source of sensu
al pleasure, it is one of the purest and most digni
fied. IL touches the soul, and elevates and refines
its nature. Conducted by philosophy, it is able to
infuse the noblest thoughts, to urge to the most an
imated action, to calm the ruffled spirits, and to
eradicate every evil propensity. La suite au pro
chain numero. LIRA.
For the Advertiser.
On our last Sabbath in course at Gilgal, it was our
happy privilege to have with us our esteemed broth
er, E. L. WIIATLEY, of the Edgefield Church. The
day was exceedingly lovely, the audience unusually
large, and all things conspired to fill the soul with
love and adoration toward Him who smileth on us
though all earth should frown ; and surely we felt
that it was good to be there. Aiiong other scentil
lations of rhetoric with which the discourse abound
ed, there was one which made the tear suffuse the
eye and the warm blood thrill the heart. In the
effort to portray the mournful realities of, the Judge
ment of the last day, reference was made to the
farewell of friends who part with the expectation of
meeting at some future time, when the sad good
bye is spoken, the parting kiss given and the convul
sive embrace imparts its mesmeric influence from
soul to soul. Then the time when on the bed of death,
that same good-bye, so heart-rending, so unspeaka
bly mournful and solemn, is locked and felt and
breathed. When the father and his nmnhoods joy,
the onewho in conmintg years should be his prop, his
solace and lis comfrort, droops aiid dies ats the blight
ed flower in its bright and dewy beauty, which of
labte in all the visions of dawniing initelligencee and
usefulniess, bespoke a blessing even such as thme child
of~ promise proved to the tried and faithful patriarch.
When the stricken mother clung ini her utter an
guish and despair to the lovely forii of her heart's
treasure and bade her good-bye 'till death should
unitie them ;when husband and wife should be torn
assuinder, their very heart-strings quivering in their
extreme agony. And then the context-to part to
mieet no inure. To part when God hiimself, the
miereiful eniduiing Saviour should sever the ties of
kindred and blood forever through an everlasting
never eniding eternity. We uniderstanmd that there
is a probability of 3Mr. WnIATLEYs assistance at a
protracted meeting at our usual time in August at
outr church, if 11eaven peimnits our hopes to be re
at:ed may the triune God,-the just, and merciful
and good,-nake his labors to redounid to the glory
of hlim before wihum we are as dust and ashes.
Oorrespcndence of the Advertisor.
NE W YORK, May 19, 1355.
DEAR COLONEL:-While the weather is gloomy
and the rain faling free enough to eummpel p~ede-stri
ans to keep inmside, I thought it nmight nut be amiiss
Ito give the readers of thme Advertiser a brief 'sketch
of the City oIf " Guthamu" fur the week ihat is now
going out with such a sera.wl. Aminiversary week
beiing over, iand the numerous Detlegates from the
interior safely homme, ruminating over the countless
ims, the advocacy of which male them so con
spicuous in this great Mletropolis, the fever conse
quent on their untenable dogma, had almost subsi
ded, when the arrival of the Clipper Grapeshot,
with the fugitive Baker, the murderer of Poole,
on board-a prisoner-threw all Yorkdom into
convulsive excitement. Every one senmed to have
something to say about him and the fatal Poole
tragedy. Some pray for his conviction, others for
his safety, lHe is however safely lodged in the
Tombs until the " powers that be" dispose of him
ini sonme shape.-The next prevailing topic is the
arrival of the Baltic, with the old song in her mouth,
Sebastopol not yet taken-the allies in a critical
situation-the French Genierail anfirming that the
proracted firing had rendered their guns unservi
eable, and they were not in a condition to make an
assault, &c. Wonder if the French and English
wont remeniber Sebastopol.
But the all absorbing subject in New York at
present is that of the Maitne Liquor Law recently
passed by the Legislature, which is pending over the
State ready to criminate all those who dare buy,
sell or give away any intoxicating liquors after the
4th of July. This besom of destruction it is said
will sweep forty niillions of dollars into the dust;
but there is a forniidablue party risen up agaiinst thme
law, called the " Liquor DealersSociety." This so-.
ciety is very numerous in the Cities of the State.
In New York City alone they are five thousand
strong with a capital of fifty thousand dollars, to try
the Constitutioniality of the Law as well as to dc
fed and protect the dealer. It is said that one
hundred and fifty thousand persomis, who are direct
ly or indirectly engaged in the manufacture and
sale of spirituous liquors in Gotham, will be thrown
out of employ and the means of subsistence. Sonme
of he blst awyrsof the City have given their
opn lntatte Law is inoperative and uneenslitu
tional. Be that as it may, one thing we know: that
the City is now enjoying the singular spectacle of
unrestricted trade ini spirituous and malt liquors. So
much for the Maine Law.
I may write again soon. QWUSS.
THE TRouBI.Es IN Kan.A5.-Thet election in
Kansas to fill the vacant ies ini the Legishat-ure
ws ho have taken place yesterday, and many
perons entertain serious apprehensions that a
confict and bloodshed ensued. The North'ern
settlers wer determined to resist the Missouri
invasion at all hazards. Mr Park, the editor
of the Parkvihle Luminary, has engaged Senator
n-ul.. na his counsel in his troubles.
For the Advertiser.
Mr DEAa Sta :-It is due to you, as a teacher of
the law of life, to say that in your reply you labored
under at least two mittakes. First, in supposing
that I desired to scribble a mere stale controversy,.
*rather than have my ingpiries seriously met. Hence
your requirement of originality on my part and sub
mission of my article- to your inspection, and'your
indirect but unmistakable request that the inside
editor should subserve this purpose of yours.
Second, in supposing that I meant to advocate
some favorite system of religion. Hence your
mighty tilt against the Catholies, in which-you made
an onslaught against all other sects, and rudely
pushed your own back into the " night of time,"
and closed your eyes against its well known origin.
To require me to be original upon the first part of
my proposition-assuming it to be true-is to re
quire me to violate truth. Because truth is always
the same, and cannot change. And upon this sub
ject it may be transmitted, not originated.
Besides, upon a matter of such vital interest, is
would be an act of injustice to the readers of your
paper to suppress a stronger for a weaker argument.
The truth is. Sir, the question before us is a plain
abstract proposition, in the discussion of which
there is no necessity or propriety in making invidi
ous al'usions to or distinctions between any sect of
1hristians. If Jesus Christ is not now on earth in
the form of a visible, authoritative and infallible
church as a teacher of the christian faith, then this
faith is an impossibility.
This may seem strange to you, considering how
you and I were raised, and in a country where I
teachers of the faith are made and treated as un- I
ceremoniously as a petty constable.
But so it is, we have the teachers, and I wish now
to know from you what is the true teaching.
You have said that I mistranslated the Greek
but this translation is the one approved by hundreds,
nay, millions of others. If every one is to be a
preacher for himself, will you please to say who is
to be the hearer ?
If every one is to be teacher fur himself, who is
to be the learner-the disciple ?
It is not the dictate of reason merely, but the ac- -
tual teaching of scripture, that we are in a serious
difficulty and danger upon this subject. " Our
most dear brother Paul, according to the wisdom
given to him, hath written to you, as also in all his
epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which
are some things hard to be understood, which the
unlearned and unstable wrest. as also the other
scriptures, to their own perdition."-2 Thes. 3 ch.
These things are " hard to be understood." This
is my difficulty, and yet a misinterpretation involves
my perdition-this is my danger.
Two men may have each the bible, but neither
have the word of God, for this consists in the true
meaning of the word of God. Opposite and con
tradictory interpretations on the part of God's min
isters are an awful d-lander upon the Iloly Ghost.
Ile would not send his ministers to teach us such a
tissue of palpable contradietions, to believe which
is an impossibility, though they may swear to it with
tears in their eyes. Why have you received the
gespels of St. Mark and St. Luke, who were not
Apostles, and rejected an authentic work of great
excellence, writti by 'one who was an Apostle and
declared to *- f the I ioly Ghost. I speak of
St. Bar% . --A cts 14 ch.
If I - - .h inysef, it is certairly
impt . - -spel I am to read. In
my il, ''r the first 325 years af
ter Ch . - 1urious gospels were pro
mulgatto.- ..: a being dead and the "gates
of hell or something else" having prevailed against:
the church, how were the spurious eliminated
from the genuine gospels, so that I may now know
with certainty that I am not called upon to believe
the .purious ? Answer this, and answer it to the
reasonable satisfaction, not of women and children.
but of men who expect to give " a reason for the
faitht within them''-or innidelity is inevitable.
Ilow is it that private interpretation of scripture
leads to infidelity on the part of one and to christi
anity on the part of another, andI that too after
learned and profound study as in the case of our
Dr. Coor Ea. Infidelity in sueh a case is a legiti
mate conclusion, and stands on one and the same
ground as your belief, to wit: private judgement.
The bible we ate told is at hook of peace mind recon
ciliation, but yet I see hundreds of sects all claim
ing to be teachers of the word of God, wrangling,
arguing, disputing, controverting aind contradicting
each other as to its meaning, andi only agreeing to
Irecognise each other as christians upon condition
that Lach should be allowed to select his own faith.
It is. true that for me to exercise that certain and
unavering and cheerful :ssent of the will and un
derstatding, (which is faith) to the teaching of one
exlusive of the others, is an impossibility-yet I
cannot see why I should not in effect, be recognized
as a pretty fair christian, exercising as I do private
Ijudgment, and being tmy own teacher without the
fear or favor of any one. I do not pretend to say
Ithat there is no sucht thing on earth as the christiamn
faith-but I do say that if there is, there m~ust be
just such a teacher as is required by my proposi
tion. If our miultitude of teachersi were silenced, a
diffiulty would remtain. For he who grounds his
faith on seripture only, that is on the result of his
exegetical studies, has no faith, can have none, and
understands not its very nature. Must he not be
always ready to receive better infornmation :must
Ihe not admit the possibility, that by mature study of
scripture antlher result may be obtained than that
which has already been arrived ati The thought
of this very possibility precludes the establishment
of any decided, perfectly undoubting and unshaken
faith which alone is deserving of the nnme.
Opinion is not faith, and more, it is not the faith.
If this is not true, then I hold that Dr. Coorztt died
in the faith. INQUIRER.
For the Advertiser.
Ar a meeting of "'Salu'da Sentinels," held at
Mount Willing, on Saturday the 24th of May, for
Ithe purpose of paying a tribute of respect to the
memory of one of their late members, Mr. BENJA
ai COaL.EY, a motion was made that Capt. A. D.
IBAES take the Chair, and Sergt. jAs. A. Dozisa
act as Secretary ;when the following preamble and
resolutions were proposed by Mr. T. L. Sutrrn and
unanimously received and adopted.
Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God in the
wise dispensation of his Providance, to renmove from
our midst one of our members, Mr. BENAMaIN Coa
LEY, who, by his noble deportment and amiable dis
position, had endeared himself to us all by the
strongest ties of friendship ; Therefore, be it
ResoLved, 1st. That while we most deeply de
plore his untimely death, and while we feel that
there now exists a blank in our ratnks that cannot be
easily filled, yet we bow with resignation to the
2d. That we most truly symopathise with the fami
ly of the deceased, and offer them our sinoere eon
dolence in the heavy bereavement.
31. That we wear the usual batdge of meurnitng
orthreTe m :-m' .. our brother soldier be du
ly ent.e. ':1 noo~k of the Company,
and a . - - :t.s be sent to the fami
lyF copy of these resoln
tion4 . d Advertiser for publi-.
atium ~ 'bATES, Chairman.
JAsl. . retary.
To DESTROY BEDBUGS.-The following
receipt will be found efficacious in destroying
these pests who delight to prey, vampire like,
upon the human species: ..
i half a pint of rectified spirts wine or
alcohol with half an ounce of camphor, adding
one point of spirits turpentine, shatke and dis
solve, and it is fit for use-rub every joint and
crack by taking the bed to pieces, and y ou may
ealenlato ont a good night's rest, if you attend
to i thoroghly. Try it5 now is the time...
Seven Days Later From Europe.
ABIVA OF THE IrnumAN AIrunCa.
The Steamer America arrived at Halifax otv
Phursday with one week's later advices from
LrvERVOOL COTTON MDRKET.-TThe market
ad advanced one quarter penny. The sales of
be week reash over one hundred thousand bales.
Ireadstuffi were unchanged. Corn had slightly
dvanced. Provisions steady. Consols 88.
FRoM THE SEAT OF WAE.-The news fromi
he seat of war is very meagre. Affairs at So
astopol are unchanged. Some trival successes
re reported in favor of the Allies. The gener.
I belief is that the war will be of long dara
ion, and without the- hope of assistance from
Several extensive failures are reported at Se.
LATEE FROM CEIM0ENU
The Steamer George Law arrived at New
f'ork on Thursday with California dates to the
at inst., and one million three hundred thousandl
lollars in gold.
The adjournmentof the Legislature had'been
ostponed one week, but nothing had: b.e'
lone in relation to the Senatorial election.
The legislatu:-e passed a bill levying a tax 6'
-rty dollars on every Chiese- asiving in the
. The mining accounts are tavorabl'e. The
aarkets had improved, but prices were low.
THE VIRGIBIA ELECTLWI.
RicHMoND, May 24.-Special Dispatch.-The'
lection is progressing here to-day with great.
pirit. The excitement is intense, beyond all
recedent. Thus far the American party is.
argely ahead, but I am unable to ascertain the
recise majority. Nothing can be definitely
:nown until towards evening.
PETERSBURG.-Despatches have been received;
rom Petersburg which indicate a large majurity
hus far, for the Americans.
NoRFoLx.-We have also a dispatch from
qorfolk, which states that the Know Nothing*
.here are polling an unusually large vote.
ALEXANDRLA.-Up to noon to-day the election
went off with great spirit. The whole popula
inn seems absorbed in it. The Know-Nothings
ire largely ahead, and sangnine of success.
WHEEING.-The election is going on with
pirit. It will be the largest vote ever polled
n this city. Both parties are actively engaged,
>ut the Americans are, so far as ascertained
HARPER's FTRny.-A very large vote is be
ng polled, but I ain unable to judge of the re
A SIGHT IN THF HARBOR OF CHICAG.-The
ollowing sketch of the present and futurA glo
ries of Chicago is taken from the Times of that
"On Sunday morning the 6th inst., between.
ieven and eight o'clock we passed down Michi.
,an avenue from Lake-street. Outside the
eers, and scattered over the broad surface of
the lake, we counted nearly sixty vessels lear
ing or approaching the city. The sight was a
grand one. The morning was calm and pleas
ant; the sun shone brightly, and the broad wavos
glistened with its glorious rays. Down the lake,.
up the lake, across the lake, in every directron
that the eye was turned, appeared the snowy
Canvass of the commercial navy of Chicago-a
navy more powerful in all that enriches a peo
plein extendi:r ihe poiwer and gcory and insti
tutions of 1-u: . .-rY. ihan all the armed fleets
that have -d2 fire and destruction in
war and . -was but a small portion
of that c -..eful and most powerful
navy. W;. . .iiu American commerce goes.
there go we-u.., .,d a knowledge of blessings
and happiness of a free, selfgoverned people.
The sight of this fleet before our city was a
cheering ono. It not on y spoke of great and,
extensive trade, but spoke in unmistakable Ian
guage that Chicago was that famed spot'f
earth in which canals, railroads, steamboats, and
sails, formed a grand and e-ntrul depot, each
bringing to and bearing away the prodocts of a
region blessed by Providence; with a fruitful
soil, cultivated by a free and happy people.".
THE UNDERGROUND .JRoAD.-The Boston
ourntal of Friday says: - -
We learn that a f'ugitive from slavery was
brought to this city a day or two since from the
Southi, and almost siumultaneously a telegraphice
despatch was received from his late master, of-.
fering a reward of $500 for his arreat. Some..
over-zealous individual tried to interest the Uni
ted States Marshal in the case, but it not com
ing before him in due course of his duty, he
would have nothing to do withc it. In the mean
time, the fugitive started for Canada by the
MiAKING MIONEY.-Four or five of our heavi
est sugar merchants leave made about 8 100,000
each on the recent " rise ini sugar." One house
hts on hand six thousand hogsheads, the in
rease on the value of each of which-during the
Iast two months, while it has been reposmng in
the warehouse. has been $20, making a cleani
profit of $12-),000.-Cincinnati Coin.
C ors, WEATH ER, &c.-A bbeville is now re
joicing in the general good health of her people,
genial raines, and ine prospect of an abundant
harvest. As regards heaclth, she has become
one of the healthiest Districts inc the State, and
no longer deserves the stigma of being a " grave
yard." Our friends of the mountain DistrietS
those who are not fully up with the times-are
still inclined to bold wvet handkerchiefs to their
noses ns they pass through, whcile it is notorious
they have left more Typhoid disease and mias
mata at home than all Abbeville has witnessed
in the last five years together. The truth is fast -
leaking out however.
Since writing the above items in . relation to
the weather and crops, we loarn from a oorres
pondent that the cloud which passed last Friday
over the Saluda plantations, was chargecd with
both rain and hail, that made sad havoc of the
wheat and cotton. In a few places, these crops
are deemed totally ruined.-Abbeville Banner.
Crsc:sNAr, Maty 21, 1855.
SUDDEN DEATH.-Elijah Williams, a rich
planter of Barnesville, South Carolina, arrived
here to-day, with eight slaves, for the purpose
of manumitting them, but fell dead just as he
stepped from the steamboat. He had previous
v willed the negroes all hcis estate.
THE Madrid journacls are beginning to occupy
themselves with the accession of the government
of Queeni Isabella to the Anglo-French alliance,
One of those journals-the Espana-enumer'a-1
ting the asdvantages which this alliance has al
ready procured for Piedmont, says: " We, al
so, if we were disposed to despatch an expedition
of 15,000 or 20.000 volunters to the armies of'
the East, would be sure of. obtaining from the
two allied powecrs, first, a guarantee for the in
egrity of our colonies, but more especially of'
Cuba; secondly, the assurance on the part of
Engand of a loan of ten or fifteen millions of'
hard cash ; and thirdly, the certainty that France
would comnpel the Court of Rome to sanction
the sale of the estates of the church."
WHEAT AND THE LocusTs IN EN! sE.A
correspondent writing from Maucheister, in Cof
fee county, Tennessee, informs us that the
wheat crops in that retrion will be very large
much larger than ever herore. He adds: e' The
locusts are very bad in our neighborhood.
There are milli';ns upon meillions icn our country,
and they are d----trocying the timber at a fearfak
TAKUnr ': atAcL.-Thie Rev, J1. H,
Takitt, , . Church, in Forestville,
New York. "drawn from the Know Noth
ing order, aned gacblishes a card, in which,'aftet
ssigning his reasons for his withdrawal, .he
concludes tihus: " I therefore do hereby most
respectfully withdraw from this order, that I
may exercise my elective franchise constitution..
elly, and aceord in' to the dictates of my own
conscience and jutgment, untrammelled by the
dhictation of any man or set of men."
A FULL. GR ANAR.-The Chicago Demberkt
says Messrs. Gibbs & Griffa have at-presenlt
ov'er four hundred thousana bushes of wheat
and corn in their immense warehouse on. North
Water street. This is the largest quatity-of
grsi ever gathered together in one warehouse
in that, city. It would fill Forty vesseles, a'Ifwing
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