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"We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of our L ties, and it It must fall, we will Perish amidst the Ruins."
W. F. DURISOE SON, Proprietom. EDGEFIELD, S. , JANUARY 30, 1856. OL1m .
WE. 0, PRICE& C0.,
H AVE rec ived tleir FALL AND WINTER
SUPPLIES of the Latest Importations, and
would invite the attention of those who want the
best Goods to call and make selections.
OVER GARMENTS of all the newest styles,
Dress Coats, Pantaloons and Vests: Office and Hu
sinea Coats, Pants and Vests, and a General as
sortment of Fashionable Clothing.
UNDER GARMENTS of all kinds, Dressing
for the neek, Scarfs, Stocks, Ties, Gloves, and all
tither articles useful for dress and convenience.
WM. 0. PRICE & CO.
Augusta, Nov 6 3m 43
OPOSITE MASONIC iiAILL,
3ROAD STRWET, AIGUSTA, GA.
1 M.As s 3I - = =FA Za
Are receiving their full Stock of
BOOTS, SHOES, TRUNKS, VALISES,
CARPET BAGS, &c., &c.
Our Stock will comprise all the most fashionable ar
ticles, and those thatoan be recommended for dura.
6hity. Also, a large and superior lot of
Men' Rip BROGANS and Women's Leather
We feel confident that we can show one of the
BEST ASSORTED Stock of Goods that has ever
'been in our City, and request our customers and
friends to give us a call before purchasing.
Aug 29 3m 3
NEW CARPET STORE!
JAMES G. BAILIE,
(LATKOFTIL nN OF DAILI & 1LAMiiERtT.)
DIRE OT IMPORTER OF ALL KINDS OF
RUGS, FLOOR OIL CLOTHS, &c., &c.
Curtain Materials and Trimnasisiag',
&c., &c., &c.
234 XING STREET, CHARLESTON, S. C.
Wg P. S.-Orderv promptly attended to.
Aug8 .6m* 30
DRUGS, MEDICINES, &c.
)RS. A. G. & T. J. TEAGUE, respect
fully inform their friends and patrons that
they have just received their FRESH Stock of
Peuarc and Genuine Druugs, &c.
And will be pl-ased to wait upon all who may favor
them with their patronage.
Spae will not allow us to give a Catalogue in this
pilace of our Stock of Drugs. Medicines. &c. Suf
.dST (Cc x-Mea.' jl $tuek ever
4ffered in this place.
Edgefield C. H1., May 23 tf 19
RE 111OV A L
Of the Tin Manufactury,
NE A R Da. R. T. ilMS' T A N Y A RD'
r MIlE Subscriber would respectftly inforn the
citizeis of Edgefield ad the surrounding Dis
trict,. that lie has removed to his residence, where
he has recently erected a large anil coimiodious
Shop, and is now prepared to carry on the
IN A LL ITS BRANCIIES, such as Manufactu
ring Tin Ware for Merchants. ROOFING, GUT
TFIING, and all manner of J0 B WOltK.
Always on hand a generai assortment of
TIN AND JAPAN WARE!
g7 Merch.mts supplied at shortest notice and on
the most reasonable terms. Orders solicited.
C. L. REFO.
Oct 3 t 37
SUMMERI~I &t CRAMMYOND,
IA~ lV la fo:lec a large and tine collection of the
IL best varieties ofI
ConsistinC of PEA~llE.s. P12318. APItICOTS,
NECTA RINFE$. FIGS, GRHA PE VlN ES.1'EAR RC
both standard andl d warf, A PPL ES, standard and
dwarf. CilERRIES. standard and dwarf. ROSES,(
FLOWERING SilRUBS andl EVERGREENS -
of choice kinds.
Their Fruit Department embraces all the best ,
native varieties, early anid late, as welt as all thei
CZhoice Foreign kinds, and the trees are of fine I
inabits and growth.. o
Address SUMMER & CRAM110N[D,
Oct 31 3m 42 Ponmaria, S. C'. j
IAREL E Y & A Y S,
H AMBURG, S. C.
.NEARLY OPPOSITE THlE AMERICAN IIOTEL. I
. THlE Subscribers having entered (j
into a Co-Partnership for thme tran-I
saction, of a
GENERAL GROCERY BUSINESS I.
Solicits the patronage of their friends and the publiq I
generally. Having carefully selected a CHOICE
STOCK OF GOODS, and at lorw prices. wve are!,
prepared and determined to sell as low as Goods of'
the same quality can be bought in this or the Au
Oar Stock comprises nearly every article usually
kept in similar establishments. We purchased our fi
Goods for Cash, and can afford to sell at VERY
Our Stock consists in part of
SUGAS, COFFEE, N'. 0. AND W. 1, MOLASSES,
Bacon, Lard, Flour, . k
Candies, Raisins and Nuts, of all dceriptions,
TOBACCO & SEGARS,
rickles, Pepper, Allspice, Blue Stone, Coers
A good assortment of Liquors,
Also, a fine lot of Crockery and Glass Ware, Tin ai
and Wooden Ware, &c., &e.
JOHlN B. UJARVLEY, jl
JOHN A. MAYS.
Hlambarg, Nov 20, Gm__45 v
$10,000 Wanted for 1856, ~
TjIIE Subscriber wishing to restrict his business
..exclu'sively to the CASH SYSTEM, takes C
this opportunity to inform his patrons that hie will't
open no Books for accounts this year. It is useless'
to enlarge as to the advantages, both to buyer and i
seller oif this system. All acknowledge it to be thea
Intending to keep a good supply of article. in the
various branches of my business, I respectfully so
j;eit a continuance of the liberal patronage so long i
exItendedl. Cohie on now with your small ohange, I
anid let us try in one year, and see how it works.I
G. L. PENN, AGENT. C
Jan 1, 1855. tf 51
" EconomRy is Wealth !" I
(OOD clean Rags of every description will be
'.Apurchased at the " A dlvertis'er (J'hie." Price,
el et., p e pund. Now, hee' a eimee for abnios.
every holy, and old baclor's too, to make mioney.
Ail I..: ,. r 1 i 1
LIFES A ItAT:ROAD.
Life's a railroad! iHurry on
Always keep a-going .
Never stop to look at flowers
By the wayside growing.
Never think of anything
But your present hurry;
What if you should lose a train ?
Wouldn't you be sorry ?
What's the use of sighing so
After beauty, lying
nalf asleep beneath the trees
Where the winds are dying?
Where, through winding cattle-paths,
Creep the lazy'hours;
And the slow-paced seasons walk
O'er uneonscious fowers.
Beauty changes with the times
Once she closed her shelter
In the shadowy solitudes,
Lest the sun might melt her.
Stronger-breathed, she dashes on,
Now from town to city;
In a locomotive shape,
Nothings's half so pretty.
Lire was once a trodden path,
Where the travellers, cheery,
Spoke to all they chanced to meet,
Or would rest if weary.
Rest is now quite obsolete
Sips of slumber take you,
Careless who beside you sits,
Nor what chance may wake you.
Lifre's a railroad ! Hurry on
Always keep a-going!
Never stop to look at flowers
By the roadside growing;
Never mind what's on the track,
On-though head swim faster;
If the engine's progress stops,
That's the great disaster.
A a-" Good News From Home."
l') love thee still, I'll love thee still,
Let fate thus sternly so decree,
To drive me e'en from home and friends,
But still I'll fondly cling to thee.
Ah! yes! I'll cling to thee 'til life's
Last mortal pang in death is riven,
AuLhen 1'11 senrch-ta?nd, thee 'mid
Tfie angel-band thhwthet e eav
I'll love thee still, I'll love the still, &c.
Tlhy voice so kindly grects my ear,
With lovely inusic soft and sweet;
It makes me with devotion kneel,
To fondly worship at thy feet.
Then porostrate will I fall beneath,
The lhstre opf thy brilliant eves,
Which twinkle like the silver stars
That ornament the azure skies.
I'll love thee still, I'll love thee still, &c.
Thy graceful step has charm'd my soul
Thy lovely form so fair to view,
irath bound, with Cupid's magic chain,
My trusting heart fondly to you.
Then oh! dear one, I pray thee now,
Don't bid any spirit sadly pine;
UBut make me happy, and thus say :
" I'll love thee too. my heart is ti.h.c.'
I'll love thee sti'l. I'll love lee til,
Let fate thus -,tern' ,o -le:ree,
To drive me c'en Ire-a hnm i nd i--'~ Ms.
lBut still l'Il fondh- chtmt et'
he following will be sworn to when required.
ton for work and latbor done in cutting diteh
nefendant's lands. Plea: Payment and set
f n bacon and corn meal.
laintiff's son on stand-recollect. the ditch.
gperfectly, but seems to forget about the
Co. B. for defendant: "You say your daddy,
idall this ditching! Do you know what he
otin pay for it?"
itnes; "lHe never got nothing, as ever I
ea on-thmat's what he never got."
o. B. " Did'nt your daddy get corn and bacon
m thte defendant in pay for that ditching 1"
itness; "Never hearn of his gitting' no
ol. B. " What'did your daddy and his family
eon that summer!"
itness; "Vittles, mostly."
Cl. B. " What sort of victuals."
itness: " Well, meat and bread and some
. "Where did be get that meat and bread ?"
Vit: " Well, fust from one, and then fuat
. " Did'nt ho get some of it from defendant!"
Wit. "lie mought."
B. "I know he might, but did hei that's the
iL "Well, he moughmt, and' then a gin you
o, he rnmghtnt."
. (With considerable excitement, and in
ne of thunder) " Answer the question, sir,
mdno more of this trifling with your oath.
dvoomr daddy, or did he not, get corn and ha-'
omirom the defendant for ditching 1"
Wit. " Well now he mought; It don't occur
mtly, you know."
hera, his Honor inteferes, and with a stern
iical frown, addresses witness thus, " Witness,
umust answer the question, or the Court
tilbe compelled to deal with you: can't you
nyyes or no! -"
Wit. " I reekin."
Court, " Well, then, answer yes, or no ; did
r id not your daddy get corn and bacon from
Sdefendant at the time referred to 1"
Wit. (Now fully aroused and consciotus of
isdanger) * Well, Jedge, I can't adzactly
mmber, you know, seeins' as how its all dutn
gone and eat up; but (plantmag htunself
rly, as one dotermined to out with it,) to the
ea of my riekolection, of my menory serves
~right, he mought, and then agen he mond~L 'el.
The plaintiff saved his bacon. Verdict ae
"THERE has been a slight mistake committed
or." said the house-surgeon, "' of no great mnn
trt totgh-it was th'e sound le~r of illr.li
whic wlmd as cut off." " Pooh !" replied the
initg-surgen, " it is of no consequmence, wo
THE UINCINATI CONVENTION.
Hear what the New York Evenin Post says
if anything certain' can be predicted of th,
Cincinnati Convention, it is, that its resolution
will be an echo of the views of the slaveh'oldin!
party. It cannot be otherwise. The party ha
ruled in our National Conventions hitherto, ani
will assuredly rule now; it has even come inti
our own State to dictate the tenor of the rese
lutions passed at such assemblies; and it has ai
infinitely better chance of controlling the Cim
cinnati Convention, in which the Southeri
State. are represented by their own experience
poli.icians, accustomed to have their way, an
well versed in the expedients by which wen]
rebels against their authority are made to submil
But there is another point, of which it is im
portant to take notice. The representatives o
the Northern Democrata in most States will g,
prepared to agree with the South in any deul
ration of opinion it may think fit to imposo. I
such States as New Hampshire, Masschusett
and Verinont, but a remnant of the administra
tion party is left. Large numbers of those whi
formerly composed it, and who give their sup
nort to Mr. Pierce at the last election of Presi
dent, have abandoned their old organization, an
will have nothing to do with sending delegate
to Cincinnati. All that remains to take part ii
the composition of the Cincinnati Conventioi
are as orthodox on the question of the day as a]
most any man South of Mason and Dixon's line
These delegates will act in perfect harmony witl
those of the South, and if any man in the assem
bly should manifest a spirit of non-conformity
they will join the Southern members -In votinj
What has happened in the three States wi
have named has taken place to a certain exten
in several of the other Northern States. Thi
party by which Mr. Pierce was elected has under
I gone several different s.ftings, which have iro
digiously rednced its numbers, so that those wh<
counsel inaction and approval-the acquiescent
and. submissionists-predominate among then
and shape their policy. The truth is-and it il
manifest to those whose who give the subject i
moment's attention-that of all the Nations
Conventions that have been called eince thi
Convention system was adopted, there as beei
none of which the whole control was so com
pletely in the hands of the SouLhern politiciani
as the Convention which is about to be held a
Cincinnati. The resolutions to be passed ar
all written, they are in some Southern politi
cian's pocket at this moment, and all that thi
Cincinnati assembly will have to do is to regiR
ter them. As are the resolutions, so will be thi
candidate. Whether it be Mr. Pierce, whos
chance of being taken seemed so good a yea
since, or Mr. Buchanan, who now seems to leavi
him behind in the race, or, as is not improbabi
some person now unthought of by the public, nq
man wil! be nominated for the Presidency wh<
is not pledged to regulate his politics by thi
maxims of the Southern school.
:' 4 uoibygpqneans certain.whicht diyjaioi
ef' te Detdo'eratic party in this St1ate will obtaih
admission into the Cincinnati Convention. It i!
not improbable that, to end controversary, bol
will be received; the majority of the Conventior
will be able to manage them both. But sup
pose the delegates who are to be appointed a
Syracuse on the 10th of January should aloni
bn admitted-it will only be done to swrll th4
triumph of thosc who have already arrange<
the proceedings of the Convention. The feebl
resistance our delegates may make to the exe
cution of decrees which have already gone forth
will be swept away like drift-wood by a torrent
If they vote with the majority, they will maki
themselves odious with the people whom the
profess to represent; if they are refractory, the
will be summarily voted down.
The considerations on which we have her
dwelt furnish additional reasons why the Demo
crats of this State should decline to take an]
part in sending delegates to the Syracuse Con
vention, and leave that office to the faction b]
which the administration is supported in thei
efforts to favor the extension of slavery. Thi
i the only course left us, if we wish neither 4<
be concerned in this conspiracy against the in
terests of the Union, nor to be dragged helptess
ly along in the train of those who are its author.
From the Patriot and Mountaineer.
We publisli the recommaendation of about fif
ty members of the Legislature, that all who are
in favor of sending delegates to the Nations
Democratic Convention should assemble at theil
respective Court Houses, saleaday in March, and
appoint delegates to meet in Columbia the fir.
Monday in M!ay. When these delegates assem
ble, they wilt appoint fit and proper persons ti
represent every section of the State in the Na
tional Democratic Convention. The selectioi
of a suitable candidate for the Presidency isi
motimotnt step at this time. Itf an electioi
is notmdeby the Electoral College, it wilt de
volve on the present freesoil and abolition Hous<
of Representatives! Who is wilting for that t<
happen I We do hope, therefore, and most eai
neatly entreat all who favor this Convention t<
adopt the recommendation of the fifty members
Iwhose opinions are expressed briefly and plainta
in this number of our paper.
CoLMuusA, S. C., Dec 19, 1855.
WE, the undersigned members of the Legia
lature of South Carolina, are in favor of the
State's being represented in the National Demo
eratic Convention, which is to assemble for the
proeonominating candidates for the Presi
dency and Vice Presidency ;adw eomn
that those who are in favor of being represente<
in that Convention, do assemble at their respee
tivo Court Houses, Sales-day in March next
and appoint Delegates to meet in Columbia thi
first Monday in May, for the purpose of sendini
Delegates tuo the National Democratic Conven
WV. H. Hlarrington * E. WV. Charles
B. F.Perry David Eppa
B. 11. Rice B. Z. Herndon
John A.1 Metz Win. B. Dorn
G. D. Tillman Wade Holstein
A. o alc J. W. R. Miller
Whitfield Walker G.WLndm
John P. Kinard W. S. Mlobley
J. W. Tucker Jag. B. Campbell
B. H.Wilson Wn. A. Mooney
A. M. Lowry Win. P. M'Bee
C. D. Melton F. .J. Moses
C. W. Dudley Jno. P. Zimmerman
W. D. Gill Sanm.'l McAliley
John T. Green E. HI. Miller
G. W. Williams W. J. Clawson
P'. E Duncan Rt. L H-aiL
T. P. Broekmnan R. Munro, Jr.
John C Hope WmV~. C. Inishaw
Is. M.: Wilkes C. D. Allen
E . Alexander, Jr. G. Cannon
Jas. H1. Ambler TI. 3. Pickens
W. Graham J. D. Witherspoon.
E . M. Whiting
Los IRA YERs.-Speaking against long pra)
ers elder Knapp says: " When Peter was cr
deavoring to walk on the water to meet i
Master, zai was about sinking, had his suppi
eaiour bens lonrg a:s the introduction to somi
ofoutnoderni prayers, before he got, hal
through, lhe wunl have beetn hify feet unode
PROPOSAS O1 ICE,
The Charleston Mercu the 19th instant
a thus discourses of the pe news:
" We copy this morning rom the Liverpool
Northern Times, a transla of a Paris pamph.
let on the necessity of a neral Congress to
effect the pacification of E p.. This manifes
to has even been attribnt to the French Em.
peror, and on all hands admitted to have
received the approval of French Govern
ment. In France and Ge ny it has exelted a
great and favoring intere In England it has
metPwith a very angry ion. The Times
denounces the propositio iti great bitterness,
and most of the London rnals follow suit.
But in this matter the rench Government
will have its way, whethe r peace or for war.
In a contest with a ma me State, England
might have a preponderat. Infuence ; but is a
war with Russia, the nava force of England is
ialmost a nullity, and her I d force is not much
better. ' -.- Anua not endanger a
ingle co --:re. It will
therefore tanding the
bluster of :rs, to sub.
mit to such nperor may
consider ad .
s And these the publics.
tion we are. aiderate to.
m ward Russia. a tono of tri.
umph. They -.oat power of
' no part of he -t no step of
conquest upo. ir, indeed, to
consecrate tht :reat, by V'a.
cing the desti is of Turkey
under the jo ie powers of
In Enaland. of Russia has
been cherishe< indispensable
preliminary of le have been
taught it was j -ety of Europe
that Lord Pali his heel on the
neck of the C: tions could be
entertained. a sheared, no
matter what tI ttle the wool.
e This vindictiv. ely manifested
on the occas tement of the
death of the The crowds
3 at the theatre irst of enthu
I siasm. Deat. i marked by
Christian and ld not stir a
feeling of for foe.
t We do not at may be the
fate of the pr totiation; but
- we feel sure t ly desirous of
peace. The ry,compelled
- to make vast. war,is one of
extreme peril. spoils. The
whole process I terrible ex
r haustion. En r so much at
present, becau: on commerce.
and her comm- by the war,
But there is a, ablic debt for
after years, an ating exposure
of her weakn . -wer which will
shake her infi' Apparently this
last r-the-thi 4 -drea trifre
present state vould prolong
the conflict in no " Blenheim"
or " Waterloo save her reps
tation. France is pruuem, enough not to expect
an " Austerliz" when there is no longer A Napo.
Icon the Great.
SoME traveller is writing a series of very in
teresting letters from Europe to the " Soulhern
Ilaptist" of our btate. From ono of his last
we pluck the subjoined complimentary allusions
to Germany and the Germans:
Few countries can present more numerous and
stronger claims to the traveller's attention than
Germany. The land of the Reformation, the
head-quarters of scholarship and classic fore, the
honorable rival of Italy in the fine arts; and a
region of territory peculiarly favored in natural
r advantages-especially in the variety and efficacy
r . of its mineral waters--may hold out the prom
ise, with the certainty of fulfillment, of affording
something, of uncommon interest, to all who
-come within its borders. Nature and art have
. combined to elevate the people to a high position
.| among the nations. In physical appearance, it
I is a noble race. The finest looking men
' particularly in the army-and the handsomest
(women in'Europe, may 'be met in " Faderland."
.The German character is an estimable one
p marked by simplicity, hospitality, integrity,ecour
I teousness, and a high sense of honor. No people1
rare so well educated. The law superintends
I this matter, and requires every subject to be
t trained at school. No government office can be
.held in Prussia, except bv an University graduate.
> The consequence is, the tone of society is most
- elevated and refined. Men in ordinary walks of
Slife are found to be remarkably intelligent ; and
a will often surprise one with their amount of
igeneral information ; and,.not unfrequently, with
- their extensive learning.
aThe schools of painting are celebrated ;
> Sculpture is in a high state of excellence and
- Ipatronage; and music is the favorite art of all
lasses, and understood better, and practised
Imore skilfully than in Southern Europe. It
Sforms a regular branch of common education,
and may be heard everywhere and at all times.
The publie square the frequented garden., the
private parlors are alike enlivend by delightful
melody. It makes the last impression at night:
a regales the leisure hours of recreation ; adds
-enjoyment to the seasons of repast; and di.
a solves, at early morn, the gentle bands of sleep.
-This general enjoyment may account, in part,
i (fur natural cheerfulness and contentedness of
I disposition, with general intelligence, must be
-taken into accoutnt) for the happiness and pros.
, perity of the peasantry, which seems to exceed
B that of any other corresponding class, on either
* side of the Alantic. German carefulness and
cleanlinese are proverbial; and may be noticedI
even with a paesing glance at the farms and
villages along the roads, which are the pattern of
order, neatness and comfort.
SEVEN DEADLY SIus.-1. Refusing to take a
2. Taking a newspaper and not paying for it.
3. Not advertising.
4. Getting married without sending in wed
5. Making the Printipg-office a loafing place.
6. Reading the manuscript in the compositor's
'7. Sending an abusive letter to the ciditor.
For the first and second ofl'ences no absolution
can be granted. The fourth is unpardonable.
The fifth is death by the law. For th~e balance,
dispensation can be received by especial bulls
from the Pope of Rome.
TOUCHING Errrarrn.-It is refreshing to find
upon the tombstone of departed worth, such
delicate sentiments of profound respect as are
embodied in the following lines cut upon a
tombstone in a town near by:
" Ilere lies Major Parker,
Whom the Lord saw fit to slaughter,
Tic died1 without any fears,
Was buried without any tears,
A nd where lie's gone and how lie farcs
No one knows and no one cares."
e WIIaT is it goca when a wagon goes, stops
S.when a wagon stops, is of no use to the wagomn,
rd yet the wagon cani't go without it ?-Guyv it
i 11p1 tVWhy, the noise, to be0 sure.
SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE.
Speaking of the South Carolina College, the 6
f.*lf. Herald says:
"The recent changes in the Presidency and
Professorship of this Institution, afford an ap
irepriate occasion to observe that this College w
s one of the best sustained seats of learning in it
he Union. The resignation by Francis Lieber a
>f the Professorship of Political Economy is an a
indoubted loss. But the elevation to the Pres. fe
dency of the College of Professor McCay, a in
nan not less distinguished for his general intel. in
igence than for his scientific attainments, is cer- at
anly a gain. fr
i t is not generally known-in fact, affairs in V
South Carolina are not very well known in oth. C
r States-that the standard of education in this pi
ollege is higher, in fact, than any mere literary ti
nstitution in this country. It is Aholly sus- w
ained by the State; pays its professors about tt
hree thousand dollars a year. It is the centre th
f State pride, no questions being raised about mi
ippropriations to carry on educational labors. vg
ts discipline is entirely different from that of th
my other college. Tho honor of the student th
a never questioned by the faculty. When the o
lonor is found to have been disregarded, the ai
tudents take the matter in hand and promptly ej
irpel the delinquent. In this way all irregular- fc
ties on the part of the young men are sure to st
neet with a prompt and honorable confession, di
eaving the faculty the obligation only. of pro. lil
mnneing sentence. of
" The central college of the State, sustained tb
)y a high and generous sentiment of honor.and e
f State pride, it is without a rival either in
igh standard of education, in admirable discip- el
ine or chivalrous conduct on the part of the stu- m
lents, and enjoys the confidence of the people of 8
outh Carolina." fr
. ---+0- -
AARON BURA.-The Pre byterian Herald thus te
peaks of the last moments of this great but
nisguided man: ,i
"There were some facts connected with the C
losing scenes of Mr. Burr's life, which were
old to us soon after they occurred, by one who to
eceived them from an eye witness, which we ei
lo not remember to have seen stated anywhere IN
n print. We suopose that we will not be con. m
idered as violating the privacy of the domestic to
ircle in referring to them at this remote period th
iter their occurrence. tl
During Mr. Burr's last illness, he was very t11
estless and impatient towards those who were hi
bout his person, often indulging in profane and ev
busive language. His pbysician, observing 01
hat mortification had commenced in the ex- 01
remities, thought it his duty to inform him of .
he fact, and to assure him that whatever pre- ti,
ration he might wish to make for death, 01
hould be made at once. In as gentle tones as po
ie could command, he broached the subject, ca
asuring him that within twenty-four hours, at el
he furthest, he would be a dead man. Mr. w
urr: tDoctor, I can't die, I won't die, I shan't u
lie. My father and mother, and grand.pents,
nd uncles, and aunts, were all pious and godly 01
eople. They prayed for my conversion a thou- pl
and times, and if God be a hearer of prayer, m
e is not going to let me die until their prayers it
-re answred. It is impossible that the child
f so many prayers will be lost." The doctor ti,
'eplied: "M r. Burr, you are already dying." He ta
hen went over pretty much the same expres. 01
ion as given above and sak into a stupor,
d soon slept tie sleep which knows no waking b1
intil the morning of' the resurrection. We l
nay not have given the precise language used
>y him, as years have elapsed since it was re- I
>orted to us. Our informant received the im. t
>ression that lie had run the rounds of his ii- t
juity, all the while indulging the hope that, like th
,he celebrated Angustine, before he died he w
ould be converted, in answer to the prayers of ei
mis pious parents and friends. ti
FASITONABLE CHURci iN NEW YoRK.-You tr
:nter the church porch. The portly sexton,
ith his thumbs in the arm-holes of his vest, e
neets you at the door. He glances at you, W
,our hat and coat are new, so he graciously es- p
orts you to an elitible seat in the broad aisle. a
lose behind you follows a poor, meek, plainly
lad seamstress, deprived from her treadmill
ound to think one day in seven, of the immor-'
al! The sexton is struck with sudden blind-' I
ess! she stands embarrassed one moment;
hen as the truth dawns upon her, retraces her b
teps, and with a crimson blush, recrosses the ir
hreshhold which she lha profaned with her ple. til
mian feet. Hark to the organ! it is a strain il
~rom Norms, slightly Sabbath-ized. Now the ti
worshippers one after another glide in-silks at
attle-plumes wave-satin glistens--diamonds pi
fitter, and scores of forty-dollar handkerchiefs i
hake out their perfumed odorm. What an ab. am
urdity to preach the Gospel of the lowly Naza- la
ene to such a set! The- clergy knows better ct
han to do so. He values his fat salary and al
andsome parsonage too highly. So with a vel. Ii
-et tread'hn walks all round the ten command- ci
nents-plamcs thme downiest pillow under the A
lying profligate's head-and ushers him with o
eraphie hymninglinto an upper ten-Heaven. hi
FANNY FERN. -
A CAPITAL REToRT.-A liquor seller in a (
iseated discussion about the Maine Law ex- t<
" These temperance men carry matters alto-' te
'ether too far. We never compel men to buy Iti
>r use liquor, but if they are fools enough to IE
o it, it is their look out, not ours." t
"Sir," said a bystander, " do you say a man oi
a fool who buys and drinks liquor to excess.?p
" Yes, any man is a fool to do it, 1 don't care i
who it is," said the liquor dealer. u
" Well, sir," replied the bystanaler, " I will Li
ot dispute you; but if the man who drinks is f
rool enough to spend his time and money in a, na
way rthat is ruining his property, chaircter, e,
ielth, hiajpiness, family, soul and body, what tI
ust be the character of the man who will take it
idvantage of Lii. f Ily. If one is a foul the i
ther is a knave." - t
CONVENIENT 'ARRANGEmEN'r.-The ingenious
French milliners have invented a hoop of India.
ubber, a thin tube in point of fact, which can ti
e blown up or collapsed with great facility, to b
nit the convenience of the wearer. When a
ady wishes to' pass through a door or enter a P
:arriage or any other narrow place, she touches a
spring which opens the valve and allows the a
ir to escape. When the lady enters a placen
roomy enough for the fashion, she has only to n
)ut a delicate little pipe to her mouth and bl ow hi
ierself into the required shape. Could any- 0
,hing be more ebuarming?
A YANKEE BOAST.-A correspondent furnish- d
ms tie following report of a conversation which p
eeently took place in a store in Boston. He d
An innocent and pure minded Jonathan, in a ti
warm argument with a John Bull, on our Nam- Dl
ional institutions, was endeavoring to floor his in
mtagonist, who had sneeringly remarked that t
fortunately the Americans couldn't go farther'a
westward than thme Pacilie shore." Yankee 'ti
mearched his pregnant brain for an instant, and et
riumphantly replied: "Why, good gracions, b1
hey're umlredy levelinig the Rocky Mountains e
md cartinig thme dirt omnt West ; I had a letter qi
ast week from nmy coumsin, who is living two til
mnndred miiles west of thme Paucific shore-on t il
*.w.ir Iii..,l Ii
Remaiks of G. W. Landrum, Esq.,
'n the Bil to amend the Charter of the Savan
nah Ricer VaUey Rail Road, in the House o
Representatives, Dec. 13,,18P5.
Ma SEAKEa. I trust that the amendmeni
ill be agreed to, as I have proposed to smend
This is an important matter to us: we fee
very deep interest in it. And I wish, in
very brief manner, to eubmit to the House a
w reasons, upon which we found our objection
the-first place, to the wiole scheme embodied
this amendment. It p-roposes an entire alter.
ion of the original pla,; it proposes to cut of
am L beneficial connection with this Savannal
alley Railroad, that part of the State of Souti
irolina which gave birth to the enterprise. Il
oposes to desert thme town of Hamburg,'the
ird commercial town in South Carolina. It
as the great interest which the town took in
is enterprise-now sought to be diverted into
e State of Georgia-which gave the com.
encement to the enterprise. And now to di
rt it into the State of Georgia, contrary tc
e wishes, interests and well devised efforts o
e town of Hamburg, to sacrifice that portion
Edgefield District, is very unjust, illiberal
id in the judgment of that part of this State
tremely unreasonable. This scheme, put o0
ot within a few days previous to the presen
Salon of the Lerislature, threatening, as il
mes, to sacri6ee that very people, who, by their
>erality, zeal and generous public spirit, origi
ited this enterprise, seems to me to demand o
is House due, deliberate and cautious consid
Now this Road, as designed by the origina
arter, and as was understood by all, was ulti
ately to be constructed from Hamburg in
iuth Carolina to Anderson Court House. Bul
Dm some strange proceedureand as that portion
the Stockholders, who reside near the lowei
rminus of the Road, suppose, by mismanage
ent on the part of the direction of this com
Lny, this Road is now to be diverted to the
ty of Augusta, in consideration of the pay
ent upon the partlpf that City of $500,000
build the Road fom Augsta to Bull Sluice
ght or ten miles above Hamburg. Now ou
ople are not sufficiently informed upon thi
atter, and if this House shall ultimately come
the conclusion that it Is necessary to mak
ese alterations in the original charter, we.beg
em to postpone it for twelve months, in orde
at our people may understand what mean
ve been resorted to, to sacrifice their inter
to, and to force our fellow.eitizens in the town
Hamburg to transfer their capital into an
her State. We think we can satisfy the
ouse that there is something in these objec
>ns to this scheme, which is not in pursuanci
or in keeping with the enterprise which my
ople have so much at heart. We think we
n show that the people of the- State are inter
ted in this matter. And we hope the Hone
ill indulge us, while we trespass thus slightly
>on their time and attention.
We think that we can show that the citizent
Hamburg, that a large portion of the peo
e of South Carolina, have a direct, pecuniary
aterial interest in this matter ; and we opposc
upon principle,-upon high principles of State
licy. Now we have no objection to a connec
yn between the Savannah Valley Rail Road, or
is side of the Savannah River. We have ne
)jection at all to any advantage that the City
Charleston may derive from the Connectioi
tween this Road and the South Carolina Road
7o desire and wish tne commerce of the Stat<
go to Charlieston; we have no design to throv
y obstructions whatever in the way of th
ream of travel and commerce from the wes
rn country converging and concentrating in
e City of Charleston. It is to that point tha
e wish it to go, and we will legislate and di
ery thing else in our power to remove obstrue
ins and obstacles, in the way of sending the
ide and trfie of the western States to tha
ity. We are all proud of Charleston, th
nporium of this part of the united States, and
ill do all in our power to build her up and
omote her commercial prosperity. But wher
proposition is made for the benefit of a small
,rt ion of the country above and of CTharlestoi
ilow, at the sacrifice of all our portion of thi
ate, we do object to it, and as we think fo
e very soundest reasons.
Now, I know it has been said, I know it ha
en thought by many, that H~amburg is ali
significant commercial town, a mere suburb o
e City of Augusta, and Augusta a suburb o
e City of Charleston. Now I have no objee
n to regarding these places, if you pilease, a
iburbs of the City of Charleston; and I re
vt that 1 hope Charleston will swallow up al
e trade and traffic of the Western countr3
id that no portion of it will, by unwise legis
ion, be diverted to the Cities of Georgia.
mncurred, very cordially, in the proposition t<
>propriate $2,250,000, to aid in the construc
un of the Blue Ridg~e Rail Road, more espe
ally for the benefit of the City of Charleston
nd I would go further, and call upon the Stat
SSouth Carolina, to appropriate even mor
berally for the completion of that Road, frer
hieh my people exileet no particular benefil
II this we did freely for the City of Charles
n, not don bting that our own commerein
wn of Hamburg and the citizens of our see
onnf the State would derive incidental advar
gee from the stream of commerce as it flowe
rough our midst. In order to show to thi
otise that we are not mistaken in our apprecia
on of the commercial importance oC the tow,
rHamburg to the farming Interests of ou
iople, 1 wish to state some facts, as I kno1
te to exist, and I shall appeal to member
pon this floor, who are acquainted with th
reumstances and the facts, who have trader
r the last twenty-five or thirty years with th
erchants of Hamburg-so insignificant in th
timation of some persons-and who knot
e advantages of supporting that town and kee[
g up 'the commercial competition which eli
ts between hamburg and Augusta, in relatio|
their private interests and especially in regar<
the Cotton trade.
Now, I assert, that the average difference be
veen the price of cotton, in the town of Hazi
urg, South Carolina, and the city of Augusta
eorgia, is from one quarter to one half een
tr pound. We have information from reliabl
athrity, that the cotton trade in Hamburj
nounts to 35,000 or 40,000 bales a year, th
mber of pounds amounting to ten or twelv.
illions. If the amount of pounds be tean mil
yns, and the difference in price be one qnarte
a cent, there will be a loss, to the people o
y section of the state of $25,000 annually,
e town ofI Hamburg be destroyed. If th
fl'erence in price be taken at half a cent in th
>udand the amounut of bales sold be pu
>wnf at 40,000, the loss to my people would 6
50,000 annually. Sir, after a careful review a
ese facts, can it be said that the farmers of m:
istrict and of my section of the state have n<
terest in this matter, and that our objection
the amendment of the charter of the Savan
h Valley Rail Road company are futile I Wi
ink not. What would be the result, if thi
mnmercial rivalry between the town of Ham
rg and the City of Augusta was destroyed
msiderinig that Hamburg now gives from oni
trter to onme half centt miore for cotton tha
e City of Augusta ever gives? WVould no
e city of Aug~ustam have lily country entirely ii
., nowe aill enmpetition remloved,:all the trml,
of my section of the Stafe goilg ete to tAe city
of Augusta, and the State of Georghk,. woulI
r not the Citizena of South Carolina-4wh fat:.re
of Edgefleld, Abbevllfe, Laurens anif .Yirer
ry annually contribute .50,000 to 754000, bat.of
the proceeds.of their industry, (o'the. wealth of.
Augusta,.over and above the legitimate ndvanta
ges of her traffic? Now It has been said, thait
no deleterious effect will result from tAe fAr
of the terminus of this rodfrom 11am . .
the State of Georgia. It Is sniut in my.
judgment, to cite the action of the Citzunfeof
Augusta, to satisfy the mind of any repsonaW.e
Sman, that that declaration In nst true.' . If Swm
burg is to derive all the advantaes from tfrf
road though it ahould terminate in the Cit "of'
Augusta, which she would derive if it run. wi .
the South Carolina side of the river, for wfiat
reason does Augusta propose to contribute
$500,000 towards building the road? Thit
fact shows conclusively, to my mind, what the'.
judgment of the. City of Augusta Is upon tiwi
subject. She knows, that such a route wilidbe.
troy Hamburg, and "the commercial prospeidy
of that flourishing town; and thus she- will not.
only swallow up amburg, but com*iet alltliat
portion of South Ctlilns, which now has com
mercial Intercourse with Hamburg, to transpor
all their produce across Lhe Savannah river int.
the market of Augasta* That is the judgment
of the City of Augusta,! and she backs that
judgment wlth the. handsome sum of $5009.10
lIs strue that the Savannah Valley Rail R'ed
Company calls upon the State - for no aid, ip
case this amendment is granted; but I maintaln
MR. SPEAKER, that she has got State aid. Thr
aid which the State has contributed to the cone
struction of the Blue Ridge RailO Road, is a:
grant also to the Savannah Valley Rail Road.
I put it to the members of this House, if that
sum of two millions and a quarter of dollar.
had not been appropriated to the Blue Ridge
Rail Road, or if it had not taken the direction it
did, to terminate in Anderson Village, would'
the City of Augusta have contributed one dlik0
to the construction of this road? What is the
influence which this two and a quarter mlibrir
of dollars have upon that section of the Statb.
This road runs to the City of Augusta. NoW,
it is impossible for any man of common sense'
to fail to perceive that this has a potential infib
ence upon the City of Augusta; that she- wonidt
do well to build this road out and out to-Ander
son village; that she would be richly repaid! ibr
so doing by thus drawing to her own market the
great amount of produce which is destined' to
come over the Blue Ridge Rail Road!
What other reasonable objections have'we to
this road from Hamburg into the State of Gtor:
gia? I rimember very well, that when the Blue
Ridge appropriation Bill was onder consideration
here, one strong argument was, that we verr to
build ae Ia competition between Rail Roadtr .ihr
South Carolina and the Roads in the neighbodig'
States. My breast swelled with State pride,-my
heart beat in unison with all that the honorable
member from Charleston (Mr. Uemainger)
said, whilst he was arguing so ably,.so learnedly,
in favor of that project. As we furnished'as
good a market, in South Car ina, as was to'ire
fotid in any of our neighboring States, we
were to capture and bring into South Carolina
all the commerce of the entire Western country,
to be carried to the City of Charleston for ex
portation from that port. That was what we
were to do then. But it is now proposed to tap
this lIlie Ridge Road by the Savannah Rail 1ond,
and turn away the commerce, which that Road iiir
to bring into' this State, and carry it into- the
City of Augusta, there to be made over to the
Rail Roads in Georgia. What security are we
to have, that the appropriation, which we have
made to the Blue Ridge Rail Road, mirth' ess
any of the advantages we were to deriire from
it, will ever be realized by the people of South
Carolina? Savannah is becoming a rivat com
mercial emporium of Charleston, and now will
enter into competition for the traffic ove She
Blue Ridge Road from the Western Statos.
In conclusion, MR. SPEAKER, I wish te say
a few words in answer to what has fallen from
several members, and more especially from my
honorable friend from Abbeville (Mr. Thomson),
He. complains that we are fighting a battle for
Hamburg. This is true in part only; we are
struggling for the preservation and prosperity
of Hamburg, it is true. But we have a dicees
and immediate interest in the existenece and' pros.
rperity of that town. We are personally interes
rted. And it may be said with equal truth that
we are fighting a battle for the farmers and farm
ing Interests of Edgefleld District and our whole
seetion of the State ; for thls amendment threat.
ens the destruction of our grent commercial
mart; and we are to be forced to geviate the
City of Augusta with our products, and seD
them there, giving all the profits to the State of
Georgia. And I have already proved that but
for the competition which exists between Ham
burg and Augusta, the farmers of my country
would sustain a loss of some sixty or seventy
live thousand dollars annually in the single ar
ticle of cotton alone.
This consideration 'ives ise to the interest
which we feel in regar to thismatter, and I do -
hope that the motion to lay upon the table will
not prevail; but that this legislature will grant
, to that company nothing more than a branch to'
.the City ci Augusta.
s A UEmrss of the Directors of the Magneti's
.Telegraphic Company was recently held. At the
:appointed boor the Fresident took the chair in
r Philadelphia, and the directors in Washington,
r Baltimore, WVilmrugt and New York promptly
Sanswered to the carl of the roll, when the boss.
* nesa was commenced. Resolutions were propo.
1 ed, and motions were made in one city, and so
aconded and debated in the others with as uch
apromptness as though all hrad been present in,
,one room. in the courre of about two honra
.the business was all tranrsaeted, a dividend de.
- eared, and the meeting adjourned
iA PRESENTD3IENT oF UATf AlD flTs FULFIL-.
DIENT.-A boutt two or three years ago a young
.lady, a resident of this village, who at the time
. was in the enjoyment of good health, was visit
ed one night at'her bedside (as she affirmed at
the time) by an apparition, who in solemn accent
informed her that at the ago of eighteen she
would be an inhabitant of another and a better
Iworld. She made the incident known to her
moth'er, who vainly endeavored to erase the cir
c umstance from the mind of her daughter by
rtreating it as the hallucination of a dream. The
f daughter, however, averred that she was in the
f possession of her faculties, and wide awake at
'the time of receiving the spiritual visitor; and
such was the eff'ect it had upon her mind, that
from a girl full of life and glee, she became
,thoughtful and reserved, and gradually sank
runder its depressing influence, until durin'g the
Ipast years she became a tenant of our village
I raveyard at the age of 18 1-Kinderhook Rough
Ac AICIITECTURaL ADDITON.-Tio Laynn
SNews tells a good story of two boys, one of
.whom was boasting of the beauties of his fath.
,er's house :
;" it has got a cupoln," said he, " and It's going
to have something else." " What is it?" asked
tlhis interested companion. " Why, I heard fath
Ier tell mother this morning that it's going to