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From the Washington Sentinel.
It was a'custom of the ancients to mark with
bhtck those days that brought misfortunes to
themselves or their country. Imitating their ex
ample, we may 'well mark last Saturday wits
black. We may with some appropriateness de
nominate it blick Saturday-for on that day
Abolitionism, under the new name of Black
Republicanism, proved itself to be the control
ing power in the popular branch of the Ameri
Whilst we acknowledged and felt the impor
tance of organizing the House of Itepresenta.
lives, we cannot help deploring an organization
that establishes Black Republican ascendancy,
and lifts up Abolitionism from its congeiial gut
ter@ to the high seats of the Government. For
the first.timein the history of our country, con
temporary journalists and future historians will
be called on to record the triumph in the Na
tional Legislature of odious and fanatical anti
Of Ir- Banks, the Speiker elect, we shall not
speak in terms of personal disparagemetL He
looks like a gentleman, he has the manners of a
gentleman, -and he certainly has the cultivation
of a gentleman. It is conceded, on all hands,
that lie possesses more than ordinary abilities,
and that he has marked qualifications for the
position of presiding ollicer. But for Mr. Banks'
political views and principles we have an aver
sion that language cannot adequately describe.
Ie belongs to a school of polities, from which
emanate all those peruicious errors and heresies
that threaten the existence of our institutions
and the Rtability of our Government. As if not
content to choose from its rank, a freesoiler of
the ordinary stamp, the opposition has saddled
the House with a gentleman who is marked by
extraordinary and fanatical zeal as an anti.-slave.
ry man-a gentleman from the very hot bed.of
Abolitionism-Massaciusetts-a gentleman who
is reported to have said, that rather than yield to
slavery extension he would " let t'.e Union slide"
:- ,nnd. who, lately, on the floor of the House of
Repreapal.tives, and in the face of the whole
nation, solemnly declared that he could not de.
-ide the problem,*as to the equality of the black
an'd ivhite races'!
When Mr Banks' election was aninounced, It
most stunning app ause, adthat ladies waved
their perfutmed handkerchiefs in all the delirium
of freesoil ecstnev. It will seem strange to our
Soithern readers'when they learn that this city,
loeated on slave ground, and within a few miles
of the grave of Washington, should contain any
considerabile body of people whom would rejoice
and Iuzza ov-er n' triumph won by Black Repub
Ijeanism. But so it is. Where such people
camne from wo do not know, and shatll not take
time pa:ins to inquire. But certamin it is, that num
bers of thmem were presenmt in the campitol whmen
the result of te two mnonthts bamlloting~ for Speak
er was mde know'n on Saturday evening.
We ralter incline to time opinion that the
Speaker will find, ere lontg, that lhe has a hard
roamd to travel, aind that his mflico will prove no
bed of roses.
It irs said that time ceremony of swoarinig in
thme Speaker wvas pierformed by Mr. Giddings, thme
grezat hmead of Abolitiomnism, with great unction,
anid in the most dramatic amnd pompmous manner.
Ile-looked na if the souls of all the old negro
martyrs ad vounm tnegro bambies were infused
inito hitm. Hie loo~cn-d as grandi as Jupiter. and
as iieae as a:" baideit ofi chips." Then came
elappintg of hmands, smpniing of feet, and watving
ofl hanmmdkerchmie.fs. Abolitioismn was jubilant
anmd enxnmtanmt. But this, which, to use the Ian
gumage ml' Mr. Pick wick, wa~s "' thme proudest mao
iment'' of' their lives, was to the frientds of law,
prgier, and thme Constitution a moment of pro.
fdiuid omortification and hutmiliation.
h. 4long~est day must have an end, anid tho
longest Etnme at turning. Th'lis electiotn, whmich
iunrmany aspects was very important, was delay
ed- .4for two months-a thing unparalelled in our
Ietbjlativoe anims' butt it, eould not last always,
amd .luek Saturday closed the sharp and tryinug
The course of the Democratic party will com
mand the cordial approbation of the country.
Nor will the course of those of the conservative
opposition, who co-operated wle the Democrats,
fail to command equal commendation. They
fought a good fight, and although outnumbered
by time enemy, they kept that e'nemny omit of its
victotry for twvo motnths, and onily then failed of
winning it by a few votes.
EXECUTZUN -oF A Soa FoR THlE MURfDER oF
m11 FAxrHE.-We have alruady brielly mention
cd that .Jos. T. Williams was executed at Rox
boro,' (N. C.,) on Friday of last week, for the
murder of his father, a wealthy gentleman, for
muerly of P'ittsylvania counity, Va., The Milton
(N. C.) Chroniele baa the following notice of
them execution :
On the day of his exocution he called a friend
or two in jail, and besought them to joina him in
prayer until tho last moment of his earthly exis
teance; lae sent out a supplication for the pray
ers of the vast multitude then and there assem
bled. The hour arriving for his execution, the
sheriff, with a bleeding heart and tear-momistened
eye, called for him.
Taking Mr. Wmn. Lyon (his father's friend
and neighbor) by the hand and begging him, to
go with him and pray for him, ho proceeded to
thme gaillows, praying all the waty until Ito arrnved
in sight of the galfows, when, trembhing like a
loaf,0lho gave vent to an expression of feeling
that no peu can describo, and which touched the
most callous heart. Arriving at thme gallows he
sued for the last moment, amnd begged every
obristian on the ground to pray for him.
It was here that the sheriff read him a brief
note, reminding him of future rewards and pun.
ishments-of the awfulness of dying with a lie
on his lips, and invokinag him to say, while he
looked eternity in the face, whether ho was
guilty or innocent of thme murder. Ie replied
that all that ho had to say about it--he was
" not ginlity !" So time prisoner protested his
innocetnce to the last moment.- Mounating thec
seaf fold and "& forgivine~ every body," at 15 min
- utes past 1:2 o'clock Vlfilliams' souil was launcete
THE SPEAKERSHIP-We take the liberty of
publishing the following extract of a letter re.
ceived fromn a friend at Washington. It will be
found interesting, s showing how Banks was
" I suppose you have already learned that
Blanks is' Speaker. Aiken would have lben
uelected, if all the National Democrats hmad voted
for him, but they did not; two-Hickman and
Barkley, of Pennsylvania-would not vote for
Aiken. So if all the Southern Know Nothings
had voled for Aiken, he could have been elected;
but two (lid not--Davis, of Marylanad, amnd Cul
Icem, of Delaware.
'-Agtain, Aikenm would have been elected if
the three Northern twelfth sectiomn Kuow Notha
inigs, who voted for him on Fridamy, ha~d voted
' for him on Saturday."
FIFTEEx ClmaEN' A'T A FUNERAL.-Mr. Otis
Russell, who died in Marlboro' last week, was
the father of sixteen children, all of them by
-one wife. One of them is a resident of one of
thme Westerni States; the othmer fifteen, with
their. ..mt.... mW.r. nresent at thme funeral.
ENGLuSu VIEW oF oUR GOVERMENT.-SayS
Doubleday, an English writer, " The American
Republic is a close copy of the British Govern
ment as it existed sunder- Edward I1, and was
conducted by him-a President only being sub
stituted for a King, and a Senate for the llouse
of Peers. -The results of both have been nearly
similar: diffused wealth-a quiet nnd happy
population-equality of rights and laws-and
the peaceful enjoyment of property by all ranks."
ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1856.
We Must Have Money.
Ma. W. W. WIrE Is our authorized Agent to
collect, and receipt for the mime, all unpaid accounts
due this Office, either for Subscription, Advertising
or Job Work. We hope all indebted will hold
themselves prepared when he calls on them, and
pay up readily.
.The Patriot 4k Mountaineer has had an accession
of two more editors, Messrs. ELFORD and DoNALDsON.
We had thought alaj. PEaRRY was a host within' him
self. With this additional help, the future of the
Patriot 4, Mountaincer is one of decided promise.
Aa. C. D. EVANS has withdrawn from the editorial
conduct of the Marion Star and Mr. JEssE T. BIETHFA
has taken the helm. We part with the former reluc
tantly, but greet the latter gladly.
Tiat Winnsboro Register contains a call, signed by
many influential citizens of Fairfield,.for a meeting on
Sale-day in March to take action preparatory to being
represented inthe Democratic Convention. We as
sume that the people of Edgefield will do likewise.
A. Great Lose.
Im the death of Dr. HENRY of the South Carolina
College, which, melancholy event occured on Monday
the 4th inst., that institution has sustained a most se.
rious loss. He was perhaps the most learr.ed man in
the State; and his high ability was almost surpassed
by his piety, worth and fidelity.
Newspaper for sale.
Tur Cheraw Gazette is offered for sale. Here is a
pretty opening for some young man of energy and tal
cnt. Cheraw is said to be an admirable locality for
the newspaper business.
A GOOD NOMINATION.
The Sumpter (Ala) Democrat, has fltng its banner
to the breeze, inscribed with FRANKLIN PIERCE,
for President, and A. PICKENS BUTLER,for Vice
A correspondent of the Charleston Standard remarkt
that the work upon our new State House is progres
sing with accelerated velocity, since the arrival of
Gen- JONES, the new Commissioner. Just as we ex
" TIE EDGEFIELD INFORMER."
WE. hail the advent of our newly arrived confrere
and neighbor with much satisfaction. For many
long years the " Advertiser" has had this immediate
field of newspaperdom entirely to itself ; until indeed
there was beginning to be felt some lack of a new
thing with a new face. Right opportunely (may we
not say in the very nick of time !) the " Informcr"
alights in our midst to supply the desideratum. It is
really cheerful to know that we at last have two
fulbloodted newspapers at Edgefield Cpurt Ihouse.
We feel " mightily hoped up," as the old ladies say.
Iisi a good thing to have a companion on the road ;
and such we regard the "Informer." Be it our task
to help and prosper each other. Let our rivalry be
only of that generouts kind which reaches after excel
lenee and high position in our calling. Let our only
strife be., to surpass each oilher in illustratintg the
jornalisnm of South Carolina. So shall our propin
qjuity be a mutual benefuit.
With these sentiments, we cordi:dllyextend the right
hand of fellowship and wisht our neighbor abundant
ANDREW J. MILLER, DEC'D.
Monthis ago we heard a gsntleman of Augusta re
mark of ANr,aF.w J. MIrLLEa," When that man dies,
the poor of this city wvill lose a great friend." We
thought it one of ite highest eulogiums that could be
pronounced; and the universal testimony is, thtat it
was entirely merited by him upon whom it was be
stowed. Yet it is not only the poor who are sufferers
by the death of their tried and faithful counsellor;
but the city of Augusta mourns the departure of her
chief pride ; and the State of Georgia grieves over ilhe
loss of one of her brightlest ornaments. it was our
good fortune to kno-v Mr. Ma:txta personally, social
ly. And we can but record the impression which al
ways possessed us when in his presence: it was, that
we were with one of the best and purest of men. The
beaming generosity of his sotl shone above the bright
ness of his intellect. Yet thtere were moments, even
in social converse, when the tension of powerful
thought rendered rigid his otherwise placid features
and made every one feel that a master mind was
there. Most sincerely do we condole with the family
and friends of the deceased in this, their irreparable
WHlY THlE RESTRICTION I
Tua Carolinijan has coma out quite handsomely in
favor of having the State represented itt the Cincinatti
Convention. This is well. But why that restriction
as to the nominee of the Convention!? Why will no
on else do but President Pt EacE ? Why would not
HurE, of Virginia, or our own BUTLEa suffiCe i
Why would not any good and true exponent of the
very same principles entertained by our present Chief'
Mgistrate suffice! If it shall so happen that the
nomination fall on Pizaca, at will he a glorious thing.
But should it fall on any other man of equal soundness,
could we say nay wIth any propriety or consistency!i
Let us pause before adopting this one-men idea. Re
member, there are other statesmen as good asPra ,
and as safe, and as true. It would be hazardous to
assert the contrary. If the Carolinsian had said that
our delegates ought to go instructed to vote for no man
who did not stand on constitutional grounds identical
with those which gutide the present administration, we
should (for one) have accorded our most hearty con
sent. This would be placing ourselves exactly along
side of Georgia, Florida andi Alabama, which is pre
cisely the position in line our present duty calls upon
us to take. It is only thus that our delegation can be
efficient for any good. We go tounite with our frientdsI
in making the best selection possible in a most impor
tant matter. That selection, by tihe express announce-!
ment of these friends, is to be mad. in strictest con
formity with principles dear to us all in common. What
more can we ask!i If we fix upon PIEacE ira'voca
bly, where is the use of our going to Cincinatti at all!?
Would not our sister States of the South re-gard our
conduct in the light of a mockery!i Would at not in
deed be a species of man-worship that might well pro
oke their contempt! We are sure our respected
cotemporary will agree with us, thuat any such pre
decision on our part would place ottr delegation in a
most awkard position as re-gards iteir Southern asso
ciates. " Principles not men" is the motto under
which we are bound to go into ite Convention. Clear
ly, our State would and shtould first vote for PatacE
in preference to almost any other man. But if he be
pronounced unavailable, and some other man just as
true (perhaps a Southerner) be regarded by the Con
entiona more secure of election, would the Carolintian
have us withhold our sanction from the nomination!1
Surely not. -
According to the "MAusical lVorld," thte 27th of~
last month, the one hundredth anniversary of thea
birth of MAzr, was to have heen celebrated Atl
over ermany by extra performances at the theaters
and in the concert rooms. In Viennaa, wlaere the great
master died (alas ! too early) they were to huave a
grand festival tunder the direction of the chtief musical
cele brities of that city, Lisz~t at their head. Ilow imn
pressive, this beautiful tribiute to the brightest musi
cal genius of anty age! !_
The Washington Light Infantry, of Charleston,;
have determined to visit the battle-field of ite Cow
ets, sometime in April. The Spartan says itha
"already.heard of.lan fr attcndatnt festivittie." hs
TIUE EDGEFIELD AND AUGVSTA RMAL
In our two last numbers we have published several
-ery strong articles on the policy and expediency of
:onstructing the Edgefield and Augusta Rail Road,
nder a Charter obtained during the last Session of
the South Carolina Isgislature. The first of these
articles was over the signature of " Observer," the
second over that of " Enterprise." They both ap
peared originally in the Augusta papers, and were in
oint of fact addressed as arguments to the people of
that City. If they have been regarded in that quar
er as they should be, we have little doubt of results
highly favorable to the new project.
It does seem to us an almost self-evident proposition,
that, as between the scheme here,held fmrth.and another
which stretches its cumbrous length alung the Savan
nah valley, there is no light of comparison- in which
the advantages do not clearly fiall on the side of the
former. Without recapitulating the varied views of
he writers to whom we have alluded, it should be
enough for the people of Augusta to know the one
ingle fact, that by our road they must secure all the
benefits possibly derivable from the Valley Road, and
wery mnany more-which tAdt road could inso wise o6.
tainfor them. It requires only that any sensible man
look at the map of Western and North Western Caro
lina, to be convinced of this truth. Locate a Rail
Road from Augusta to New larket, and where must
the whole trade of the Savannah Valley go if it be
not either to Augusta or across that Rail Road? The
latter being an absurdity, the former is of coutrse ttle
true alternative. To Augusta it would certainly go
The effect would be very much that of a dam thrown
diagonally across a large stream. we will say to turn
the full power of its waters upon a set of splendid
erchant mills. The whole country of the Savannah,
including almost all of Edgefield, and Abbeville, An
lermon and Tickeas, is that stream-our Road is to be
ihe dam-and Augusta is the site of the splendid ma
chiery to be put in motion. Add to this (what " Ob.
erver" and " Enterprise" have both so well set forth)
that our Road must, and will, draw to Augusta a
noble trade from Newberry, and Laurens, and Union,
and Spartanburg, and Greenville, and the old "State
Df Buncombe," and the conclusion, in our favor, ba
:ertainly irresistible. This, we say, is, or ought to
be, enough to determine the people of Augusta on the
ide of the new project. It will work not only well for
them, but (in old General WALXER'S language on a
nertain occasion) " most elegantly by the eternals."
The truth is, the matter is so plain that there is no
isciussing it-the question has really but one side.
t may possibly be urged, :brthe Savannah route, that
it will pass directly through a superh section of coun
try, which shtall empty its treasures forever andl a day
uto Augusta's lp, if a Rail Road he built to develop
its resources and secure its custom. We have no kind
3f obi.'ztion to admitting thie fertility of the Savannah
alloy, although we really think that even this might
be overrated. But let it be as rich am the low-gruunds
)n Red River, Augusta must and will always com
nand its patronage from the very necessity of the
:ase. First, there is the River, an easy,natural high.
way; and the planters convenient to it will continue
o use its facilities as they have always done. Second.
ly, should any determine to haul to Abbeville or t1
Anderson, and to ship their produce by Rail Road,
they will find themselves, at New Market, tweitty-five
miles nearer Augusta than Columbia. And wher
they remember, as every one of them asxuredly will,
that Augusta and Hamburg together make up onc
or the very best markets in the Southern country, o0
course the nearer point will always have the prefer
We again remark, that tihere Is scarcely a single
oint of view In which our rouse does not exhibit man
ifest superiority to the one sought to be run up the
Valley. It will permeate a presently prosperous ans
rpidly improving scope of country. It is the most
practicable Roadl by odds. It is thte cheapest by hunt
reds of thousands of dlollars. Its prospesctive chanices
towards Chester and Ashville) have nothing to mateh
them Ott the Savannah side. And even as to the die
ance between Augusta and Atnderson, the dilferenci
in favor of the Valley Road is bitt three miles' at thi,
ontside by nctual survey ; while the Edir,-fieldl amr
Nwv Market line has every other conceivable advan
It lin been maid that fears are entertainedi in tngius
t, lest the Edlgefield and Angusta lRned (if built
iight be tapped by a rmail from Aiken. In the nam.
of common sense, might not the very same tihing ihap
pen to thte Valley Roadi Or might not a direct con
nection be made between the Greenvhlle and Soutl
Carolina Roads, via Lott's, in competition with wvhticl
the Savannah Road could do little or nouthing as i<
the Charleston tradei But let us build our road, ant
let us connect with thme Greenville Roadl at New Mlar
ket or some neigl~boring point ; and what woumld hi
lte result, even snpposing we were tapped at thi
Pine House? The futur'e trade and trafhic thin
might be brought from over thme mountains, whtetherhb!
the Rahntn Gap Road or the proposed Greenville an<
Ashville Road, would even then pour outi its manifoh
advantges upon the Edgefiehl nnd Angusta Com
pany in as large measure as could he dlesir,..d. Ou:
track would hear all the freight insteniled for Charles
ton, from oiur uppier terminus to a po'int at least a:
low down as thte Pine House ; whtieh would form ni
iean itenm in the profits of the road. Bunt we firmali
believe that the trade flowing to Augusta alone wouk
make this stock equal to any Rail Road stock in .thi
~nited States ; and we cotifess to some astonishmmen
that any citizen of that place shioumld hesitate in the
matter on the ground of being tapped at the Pint
House. Let it be done, and Augusta will still btoh
her hand with time proudest cities of our interior
Her sons have the energy, talent and weahhil to placi
her (in respect to the who~le country that is to be
drawn upon by the Edgefield and Augusta Road) om
the vantage ground over any oilher market, not evei
exceptinig Charleston. The peculiarly fortutnate fact
of her having a Rail Road communication of lin
iest kind with Charleston, arid bthil River and Rai
Road communication wish Savannah, makes thi.
" assurance doubly sure." It seems io tue no exag
geration to say, that tunder the inifinence of the varies
benefits which would accrue to Augusta from the con
struction of this Road, she would spring into a city o
thirty thousand inhabitants in ten years time. We di
not believe that any thing of the kind would folloti
in the wake of the Valley Road, for the manifest roa
son that Augusta would attain by it no planters-tradi
wiih sire does not already get. We leave the Rabui
Gap trade out of the consideration here, inasmuch a.
there is scarcely a probability of that inlet being open
ed up within the next decade.
We trust that Augusta will forthwith embark is
this great and well grounded scheme. If site does
her prosperity is a fixed fact. And when that stel
shall be taken by her, we trust to see every m~an is
Edgefield, who is to be benefitted, lending his cheer
ful aid to the enterprise. We trust to see capitalists
who are in search of safe investments, grasping thi
golden opportunity. And we trust to see the work gi
directly ott to completion.
THE ROTHSCHIILDS ANDTHEHL. WEALTEl
Os our first pegs is an extract titus designated, ti
which we invite the attentiotn of every reader. The
late Hanor Ro-rnscuttr.o was certainly one of the
greatest andl best men of his day, or of any day. l
is only a great man wvho can amass wealth as be has
done--only a goodl man whlo can use it wviih his beni
ficence. Many there are, tihe world over, whose mi
serly graspings andl gleanings ernable thismr, after honj
days anti nights of wvatchting anid btoardinig, tountitbe
a few mean thousands. Some, by thunt of extraordina
my filching, scrape tngether even hundrmeds of thouisatnds
Bnt it is all poor and contemptible compared with ih
fitancial power, the intrepid spirit and the brillian
success of the RevusentLns. To " make money," a
some men do, requires nothing but a species of hoe
tact, a tight grip of the purse-strings an I a considera
ble admixture of meanness. To amass millions, a
the Rousen iLos did, calls for cotriprehtensiveness o
intellect, knowledge of the commercial wvorld and I
heroic self-reliance in all tdoubtful emergences.. Ani
then the noble nmnificenceef this old HAARON, the el
dest of themt nl! Ihis devotiotn so the creed of li,
fathers ! Iis love of kindrred ! his filial piety ! Ili:
liberality to all, irrespective of religioni or births! li:
inegriiy andl lofty honor ! Bireathe not, along will
the ntntiot of hiis deeds, thme petty transactions ouf yout
onmont money-changers. lie Is itndeeid to them
" ilyerion to a satyr." Israselite as lie was, there i
not a nanme on the Gentile commnercial calendhar tha
hus attainedh a higher eminence in the calling of hi
life, whether for weal th or for worth. Hie was indees
one of thre pritnces oif earth. Mark especially thta
sublime charity to the pour of Frankfurt, to be contin
ued at his bequest fur all coming tme. .Mark it
Oua position in rcgard to these usually cumbrous
publications is very much that of a little paper up
North. " We are indebted to all the members of Con
gress for not sending us public documents." Now
that somebody is elected Speaker, we shall hope better
things. Some flint-corn has come to hand, for which
we are very thankful. COL. BRooKs has also been very
kind in sending us occasional numbers of the Globe.
AN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.
WE wish to ask a question, and we hope some prac
tical head will take it Into consideration and give us
an answer. Why would not an agricultural college
in each State of the Union, liberally endowed arid-or
ganized according to the best possible systems, work
out most important results for the ihole country? It,
occurs to us that this interrogatory involves reflections
that ouight to ripen into fruit of great conseqttuence to
the grand farming intere'sts of our Republic. What
say you, gentlemen-farmers I What say you, Mesrs
CoTrER & SCooTER We sie it stated that Gov.
CLARK of New York'has recommended in his annual
mess'ge the establishment of a free agricultural Col.
g|' By some unaccountable inadvertence on our
part,.the poetry in our last paper, entitled " There lies
a Village," was credited to Wa. CULLIM1 BRYANT
instead of Jon I1oWARD BaRYANT, the real author.
"Accidents wilt happen in the best regulated fami
A LEGISLATURE ON A "DUST."
A correspondent of the Galveston Ncws thus writes
of the Texas Legislature, now in Session:
Last evening the House of Representatives was o:t
a general spree. Certain places on Congress Avenue
where people most do congregate, were alive with
members, as merry as Joe Millers. They managed to
knock up one or two fights among themselves. Col.
C. and J. B. B. passed a few blows, and were separ
ated by Col. McC. Cal. C also attacked Judge 0.;
but, I believe, he was not over anxious to bring on
the fight. Old "Buffalo" is good at almost any t hing,
fighting included. The Speaker and other ofhicers
were along, ready to transact any business that might
come up. All were ratherdisorderly, and the frequent
cries fur " order," " order," proved unavaling.
A RAILROAD ROUSICATOR.
Titcaz is amongst us Americans a peculiar descrip.
Lion of oratory (sprung up in these latter years) which
can hardly be said to deserve that name. And yet it is
vehement, practical and, despite its rhetorical imper
fections, pretty well suited to the pushing on of the
ten thousand purposes and projects of this fast age.
At a certain railroad meeting-we wont say where
-discussion was being hld as to the relative merits
of two contemplated routes. A certain gentleman
we wont say who-made a furious speech in f.tvor of
the upper route. His concluding remarks ran some
Should the survey proposed by him not turn out to
he of service, he would himself bear the expenses of it.
lie would go with the engineer and point ont pecu.
liarities of the ground, and the result would prove
whether he was right. He would say, in closing, that
he yielded to no man in his anxious wish for the early
completion of this great work. He would once more
put on the harness and take the field. If it shouuld he
fouid that lie could remove any hindrance to it; if he
could even inspire others with some share uof the con
fidence felt by himself; if, said le, I can aid to place
it on solid foundations and secure its prospects, then,
in the language of Shakspeare,
'I'.t. bid farwell to every fear,
And wipe my weeping eyes.'
From the Correspondence of the Char. Standard.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. 1856.
The most memorable, and perhaps the most
interesting, politicatl contest, ever knownm to the
history of our government, was brouighlt to a
close on Saturdaty evening last, at the Na;tional
Capital, by the eletion of Nathaniel l'. Banks
Jr., (lacnk-Republie~n-Know-Nothing.) to te
Speakershtip of the 34th Congress of the Untitedi
States. The excitemenit which htas attenuca
this protrneted contest is well ktnowvn to readers
of the &andard. uind need not be recapittulated.
Sufiee it to saty tha~t more initense feeling h::s
neve'r before been exhibitedi in the metrop)OhS,
anud the' den'te crowd which tilled the hallh, lob
hIels an td galleries, spoke phiinly the intecrest
which petrvaded thte conimuity' in genoeral. For
the first titme sitnce the fannidationt of ouir gov
ermuent was a strictly sectionail issue presented
in the electio~n of thue- peaker, and well miighit
such an issue arouse . e deepest atnxiety itt thu
breasts of all pastriots. Butt the cottst cnme,
aid with it thec elec-tioni of Mr. Bjanks, by three
majorily, over a gatllant South Carolininn, Mr.
Aiken-Mr. Orr having withdrawn his name.
This result followed, necessarily, theo adoption
of tihe plurality rule, a rule whtich was opposed
at every stage'by your whole delegattion, and
particularly by Mr. Boyce, whose fiery elognetnce
tore tha~n'once de'feasted its passage. Had the
Sottherti Know-Nothings stood firm for a tnt
ional organtizattion, sectioinalismn wotuld have
been defteated, e'ven tnnder the opertato of the
p t ratlitv rule, b'ut t his pasrty of thle " datrk lan
Itern," 'when the strtuggle cnme, showed itself
to i:nce beten atbolitiontized, and the victory was
lost. Event the elmiuentt Henry Winiter Davris,
(K. N.) frotm Baltimore, threw his vote away out
-'Io lust bl~alot, anid suflfered the election tin go
by defatult agaitnst the South. So ineised aire
his cotnstituencsy at :this betratyal of So'uthe'rn
interests, that it is said it would niot be safe for
Mr. Davis to make his appenrance on the streets
of Baltimore. Alas, for Know-.Nothingism! It
has been buried too deep for resurrectiont.
Yesterday, the members were sworn in, and
drew for seats, and the H-ouse continued its or
anization by the election of the Hon. Mr. C~ul
ot, ex-mentber of Congress from Tennt., to the
Cerkshi. Tody, aSergeant-at-armts, Postmas
Ithe anti-Admnis rtion members were in caucus
lst ntight, I prestumne that everything is cut anod
I'Te Sentite, yesterday, had unider considera
ion the proceedings of the immtortal "council
of lifteen," atnd Mr. TI'otmbs, of Georgim, pro
ouced thme whola actioni of the Board abso
lutely null and void, lHe regarded the Board as
ac'ort of limited anud,,peciail jurisdictioni. That
jurisdiction they had gone beyond, as results
show, and, at the same timne, kept no record of
their proceedings, by which to determine thte
legitimacy of their action.
nCol. Pa:rker HI. French is now here, and will,
inafew days, presethi credentials and demand
his recognition as Mitnister from Nicatragua. If
refused, Wheeler, our Minister, will be sent
ARIJEL MURDER CASE.-In reference to this
matter, nowv undergoing investigation in Cha~r
leton, the Charleston standard says:
" The prinicipal fatcts in thtis enne aire generally
known; thtough it. may be well to mnetmn, for
the benefit, of those who may nt have seen the
evidetce wh ich we published at the time when
the case was first cxatminted, that the vessel, in
the latter part of Ju~ly Itat was botud on at voyage
from New York to China; that wheni out some
seventeen days, the captain was fountd dead int
his berth. Upon his hetid were woutnds whic~h
seemed to htave been inuflicted by an axe or at
hatchet; Is throat was cuit, and there were two
stbs as though made by a knife in thie breatst.
JThe berth itt whtich lie was found lying, att atbout,
svn o'clock ini the nmorning, was satturated witht
hatchet the partition was also spnttecred. A
hthet was found, with clots tupon it, upon both
heithoner anid the blade, and there was every
where the inudication of a mast brutu? anud re
omorseless miurder. i'Te body was plinced in at
iarrei of brine, atnd the vessel in comumand of
tie i rat nmate, one of the ptarties now charged,
was brought into thte port of Charlestoni, where,
Ian examinatiotn being had, the first mate, Nichto
las Wheaton Lakeman, and two boys, George
Anderson anid Henry Giraud, were putt in jatil to
answer for the crime. Against Giraud, however,
no inditmenit has been foumnd by the Grantd .ftury,
tnd only Lakman and Anderson of the shiin
rew havte been put uipon their trial."
TnE ARtEL MURDlER CAs.--Te jutry yest er
ida retutrned ta verdict of " not gulty," a to
George Antderson, w~hio wits tried otn the chatrge
o being an aeconmplice in the murder nf Csap,
ta Avres on board thte ship Ariel in Anugust
ltst. The case0 hats contsumtedl about three weeks.
'hecrowdl in the couft room gree'ted the reatd
ihg tof the verdict with at butrst of aphm.,stue,
which wats poitnted ly reprimanditted by the Court.
The trial of' Nichtolas Wheaten L~akenman will
commence on Monday, uand as thte whole of the
Ievidetce ini botht cases wast lrontght outt ini the
trial of Anderson, it is probatble that the asp
prouching~ trial will not conustute as mnuch tinme
For the A-lvertiser.
SONG OF THE EXILE.
BY CAD CoLWIN.
Far from my native mnountains,
I sadly roiam, I s:illy roam,
'Mid-briglt flowers, and glad fountains,
I sigh fur home, I sigh for home;
The sinny sky above ie
)oth never cheer. dotlh never cheer
I pine fur those who love me,
The true and dear, the Ii ue and dear.
The gay, glad scenes of clildhood,
Inspire my dreams, inspi re my dreams;
I seek the dim, ohl wildwo'd,
And sparkling streams, and sparkling streams.
I list tile joyous langhter
Of merry band, ufnerry batd -
They see it) dark hereafter,
In that dear rand, in that dear land.
A brother comes to meet me,
Happy the while, happy the while;
A sister fir ti greetme
With joyous smile, with joyous sihile.
I feel the fond caretses
Of mother mild, of mother mild
A gain my father blefes,
1is erring child, his erring chibl.
Would that my heart might meet ye,
Sweet scenes of yore, sweet scenes of yore!
But I in joy may greet ye,
Alh! nevermore, ah ! nevermore.
The fate of wayside rover,
Is mine to be, is mine to be,
And soon life's jiourney over,
I shall be free. I shall be free.
[This 1 Song of the Exile" comes to us from Col
er's Pot Office. It purports to lie original, nnd for
ught we know it may be. Certainly if one were
going to borrow, they would borrow something bet
ter. It is not our design, by this remark, to dis
courage " Cad Colwin t" for the lift e piece, nbove
printed, is quite deceitly versifiel, anil not void of
petic thought. But we are at a loss how to act or
what tit say in regard to scraps sent in unexiplainel
by any accompanying note. The better rule, And
te one we usually practice, is to throw them into
the trash-box. But in this case we have thought
roper to depart from that rule and t publish, as re
u. stel. " Cad''nust now give us full eedit for
ur aniability an.1 inmnediately repay us by writing
onli-lentially upon the subject of the poetic ell'uskins
placed in our charge. If the one given above be
a genuine sauple of" Uad'sa" genius, there cannot
be a doubt but that we shall becuino great friends.]
E. A liv.
From the Southern Light.
THOUGHTS SUGGESTED BY THE RECENT DEATH
OF MRS. S. C. A., OF THIS VILLAGE.
Cease presumptnons hopes to cherish,
Prize the seasons tas they fly;
Like the tliw'rs yon bloni atid flourish,
Like the flow'rs must droop and tle."
Such were the impressive lines forrihly presented to
my nind a few mornings sime, as the startling intel
lience of Mrs. A-s' death, whom until that moment
I had supposed slowly recovering from a lingering Ill
ness, sounded in my ears. With bright prospects of
long life of dloniestic happiineus, she was, at the com
mencemnent of thme year just closed, cheerfully di.
harginig ihe dutties of anm all'eetionate wife and nmother,
in that quiet home, left dlusolate by her departure at
he very dawn of this. limut list! for
Sofihy doth her spirit whisper
From its thrice blest abode,
Saying " coul'st aloe see the glory
Which is now displayed before me,
Through the Rledeetmer's blood.
Coitl'st thou bear the weome voices
While the ransomed .soul re'joice.,
As thronmlh the nrlyi gales,
lorne aloft on aii::eIs pinions
far frim ileathI andl Si a~'.atninions,
jtef''re the th rone it waits.
V'en the grave woumil fail to fright thee,
Ibtnan ties he riven lightly,
Oh, how litghtly riven!
.Jy fulty ihona'dvt leave earth's pleasures,
Ghldly yiel ther dearest treasures
fur tthe bliss of Iheaven."
LATER FROM EUP0FE.
ARRIVAL OF TIll STEA3MER PERSIA.
Ntw Vong, Feb. 9.-TIhe steaumer Persia ar
rived this nmortning, briniging nine dlays hater ini
tel liittne frotm h Erople.
losd lirtm withI an advaimee of I- ld.--Fair
nalitie's improved most. 31 iddlitng Orleans ('id.,
air, G.id:Uplainds,.5 9-16 to 5 7-8d. Sales to
peehuttors 10.00nt bales. Whole stock in port
9,000J bales, of which 220,0(00 nre Amneriecan.
Feota.--Western Canal full 40s.; Ohio 42s.
orn has declined, wit h but lit tie .specailative de
unnd. Mixed 3S. 6d.; Yellow 38s. tid.: White
P"ark and Bet-f gniet. WVestern Bacon im
roved. Lord quiet.
Consols have advanced to 904.
It will be soume dlaya yet crc preliminaries wvili
ae signed; btut the Czar hats ordered Gortscha
off to suspettd hoast ilities int thte Critmea, without
Tihe Belgique pitt bntek in at leakinig condition.
The Araigo arrived att Soutthatmpton on the
IKelly & Gibnto'ur, of Manchteste'r, have failed.
Rutssifs' sincerity is very mntch questioned as
orterly, bitt atppearattces ntre all fair and straight
orward. It is rumored that an nrmistice for
brec tmoniths has been agreed upotn.
Fratnce, Eniglanud antd Austrin still accord, al
hough it is foreseii that grave questions mtust
rise dturiing thec negotiationas. No place of meet
ng has vet been decided upon.
A des'pateh of Saturday says: Rt will certain
y be either Paris or London ; and also states
that Baron Bulow will he ite Rutssian Phenipo
ettiary. it will be as late as February 2d, be
fore all the signatures can be appetnded to the
agreement to meet.
Money is entsier but rates utnchaniged. The
Bullion in the Bank of Englanid lias increased
The Shaips llorizon, Endence and Mary Green,
WAsmsTox'x, February li th.-Thae Presi
dent has issued a Proclamation, stating that as
meciations in kaunsas, as well as itt remote States,
ire organiizintg, with the desigan of interfering
vith the domestic institutions of thec Territory,
d declares tht the whole piower of the gene
il government shall be exerted in the support
of thte Territorial Lutw, anad suppression of rev
Ji tlthilonte the Ballots for Prinater was un
Noting importaint in the Senate to-day.
ELI:-rtos Fotn s:s.ro.-Theu election to fill
te viteatcy, itt the Staute Sentate, occeasiotied bty
th death of Ilon. Atndrewv J. Miller, is ordered
to take place on Muttnday, the 3d of 3March next.
DEATHt Or Ma. MAG.RATH.--We have the
ainful dtuty to annouince the sudden death of
still atnothecr of our oldest citizens. Mr. John
agrth, for miany years a distinguished mer
chant of our city, bitt who for some time past
as retired from busintess, died yesterday morn
DEaATHz or PaoF. RotnERT IJENRY, L. L. D.
tr community is called upon to mourn the
death of this distitiguishecd and estimnabie citi
zen, which occurred yesterday, ait 2 p. in. On
onday, Ite wats seized with ai congestive chill,
the reentrrence of whicht occasionted the sad atnd
The hoss' ohf Dr. Ilenry is oneo of tao ordinary
aann--t-to his aillhieted fatatily vand to the Sotnth
Caroliia Cmallege, it is inudeed irreparable. His
lernig, piety, wvorthi, atnd Ithe ability and fideli
with whtiebt lie discharged his dtutics as a man,
Christian, iad a Professor in our State insti
Ittion, are too we'l kniown to reqnire a more
extended ntihce ini thais piace. They will no
tlonbt ihle presetled ho thle puiiblie b'y othier hinds.
-Soul.t .',oinsi a, '7th aiist._
Z7 IT is said the average of cold for the month of
January, 1856, in New York, was greater than any
that has occurred for seventy years.
ZF* A bill to prevcnt the separation and sale of
slave children under ten years from theirparentsis be
fore the Keitucky House of Delegates.
. r MR. DALLAS proposes to leave for London by
the next steamer.
gV Ta: Legislature of Georgia, by joint resoln
tbin, have determined to adjourn on the 20th inst.
gr JUDOR Ebenezer Clapp, of Bath, Me.. died on
alonlay evening, at the age of seventy-seven years.
gIVP Tim Missouri papers are nominating Col.
Doniphan for the Presidency.
Z:7' TUE number of hogs received at Cincinnati,
this season, is 406,020 head.
g7 JA atsoN, the late State Treasurer of Wiscon
sin, is said to be a defaulter in the amount of $40,000.
g GREELY REJoIcINo.-On Monday night the
office of the Tribune was illuminated from garret to
cellar, and one hundred and three guns were fired in
the Park in honor of the election of Bankefor Speaker,
tT' Tn Mexican papers publish a' paragraph
stating that it is certain that Santa Apha and his wife
9W CENsUs OF NzwBEzaa.-The census of the
town of Newberry, recently taken, shows the popula
tion of the town to be 1,277-641 whites and 636
I' DvsocaAcy.-Every city in Connecticut, with
the exception of Waterbury, is under the control of
FILLSoR F IN INDIANA.-At a meetingof the Amer
ican party in the First (Indians) Congressional Dis
triet, a resolutien was adopted recommending MIL
LAaDP FILL31ORE for the Presidency.
CoNvEaRT To SPIRITUALis.-The Stamford, (CL)
Advocate says that Rev. JAs. HOYT, late of that place,
has become a full believer in the doctrines of modern
spiritualism. It adds that when in charge of a church
there, the reverend gentleman warned his people
against spiritualism as a "damnable heresy."
TiE COLDEST JANUARY.-According to the record
kept at the Pennsylvania Hospital (in Philadelphia)
the mean temperature of the past month was 24 deg.,
which is 8 deg. below the average for the last thirty
years. The 9th of the past month was the coldest day
on the record.
A SLIGHT 111'UNDERSTANDiNo.-A pious minister,
after lecturing a Sunday school class in a most edify
ing manner, proposed to close the exercises by singing
"Jordan;" meaning "On Jordan's stormy banks 1
stand." The worthy man was horrified by hearing
the whole school immediately strike tip, " Jordan am
a hard road to travel, I believ6."
rl" There are 206 Convicts in the Alabama Peni
tentiary-202 males and 4 females.
7' MAuxoTt Lovz LETTza.-A New England
gentleman in California, who corresponds with a young
laity of Fall River, sent to his friend a letter, which
arrived in the mails of the George Law, on the 28th
ult., and which comprises one hundred and forty-six
pages of letter paper!
23' A man who does not take a newspaper is not
only poor, but will always remain so. Tile less men
know, Ihe less they earn. Folks who labor for seven
ty-five cents a day, always sign ther names with an X.
DmEn, in this Village, on the 27th nIt., Minss
11A RRill GOOD)E, in the 15th year of her age.
She was a very noble girl, both in appearance
and in character ; and wats remarkable for her in
telligetnce atnd vivacity. For nmany years a pupil of
tihe Edgekield Collegiate Institute, she always marn
tainedl a high rank f.r schmolarsipj and industry: and
in talent anmd acquiremntts was exceeded by none
of hter associattes. 11cr mtany noble traits of char
ater, joined with her affectionate disposition andl
ardenmt feelins. nmade her much bekosed bmy her
t~enlhers anid clamssmiates :umd none coubl hav'te beeun
remtoved from their society, whiose piresenee wvas
toi themi moire aturceatble., or whos'e loss wvill be nmore
iensibly felt. She was so cheerful, so inspiriting in
her freshness anid gayety, and there was suchl an
exuberance of life antd ji'yfulness radiating from
her, that, withmut herself suspecting it, her presence
threw a kind of sunshinte over the little circles with
whom shte hadti sucht frequent intercourse. To thema
her loss is that, not only of a compantion, but of a
dear sister amnd friendl.
She was also, for one so young, a very decided
Christian. I )uring the rcviva~l in the Baptist Church
in this Village, in A pril 1855, shte was conspicuous
atmig the manty converts for the steatdinmess and
boldness with whtieb she professed hter obiedience to
tie Chutrch. In the weekly female prayer mect
ings held by thec tenchers and pupils of thte Institute,
her examptleC was alwaiys that of a promplt disciple,
radyv to dlischa~rge befojre others her duty. A nil at
the t'ime of her deatht, her miond, her chairacter, and
her Chi:isftan graces, seetmed all verginmg towards a
matturity which was full of nmost gloriomus promise.
She wvas indee a " shining mark,"' and such
".Death loe. Remarkable for vigeirous antd
helthful activity, for a conlstituttio)n which had been
peculiarlv free fronm all disease, she was most utnex
petedly'laidl upon a bed oif sickness. With every
thing aronnd her ti snake lifu lovely, and with a
hatwhtch appreciated hcr blessings, she nat uraJ
lyi loed Life, BUT sitE hAD NO FEAR OF DEATiI."
would like to live," said she,--" My parents make
life so pleasant to me", but I have no fear of death.
It does not seenm a gloomy and melancholy thing,
and I am noit afraid to die." With her warnm.low
ing heart, and in view of a life which had been ob
scured by a" sorrow, sihe could in truth say no
less ; and as a htopetul young Christian,. we could
not expect her to say more. And in aceordlane
with this testimony, hter death was remamirkab~le fior
peaceful composure, and quiet fortituide.
Thus htas passed from our ucommuntity, otne of the
brightest and loveliest spirits that have ever, even
for a shuort time, tabernacledl in our midst. What
she might have biecomte, when hecr graces of heart,
of mind, ad of person wvere fully nmatured, is known
but to llimO who has removed hser. She was evi
dently designted for a higher destiny than to remain
upon earth with us-and that destiny she has gone
" Thus star by star declines,
Till all have passed away,
As morning bright and brighter shinee
To pure and perfect day ;
Nor sink those stars in endless night
They' hide themselves ini ieaven's own light.''
Dano, at the residence of her mother, near theo
Pine Hlouse, in this District, Miss MA RY SW EAR
IING EN, on tho 22d January lust, aged 23 years.
hlow truly mtay it be satid in this inmstance, " Thto
-tast all seasonis for thiue iwn. O0! Deaths." in the
mmidst.of life, the bloomt of early wom~tanhood, tho
Ifell destroyer canme and sadly nipped the flower in
its budl. All of the atmiable. genttle and loved one,
by the widowed mother and bereaved sisters and
brothers is entombed in the memory of their hope
ful hearts till the bright resurrection morn shall
heal the broken tie.
IED at hi. residenco in this District, on the 30th
January last, WM. S. SMYLY, aged about 30
Deatht is melancholy under any cirenmatnees,
but this event is more painful from the fact that the
deceased has left a wife with five or six children,
somo of whom will never know the benefit of a
father's advice. lIe has also left at large family
c~nexion to mourn their loss. This sad bereave
mnti should admonish us all of the uncertainty of
Perhaps it would not be an exaggeration to say
that few men have over lived thirty-six years almost
in thte same neighborhoodl, whto have left as few
enemies and more warm friends than WILLAx S.
SMYLYv; and few men aoutld be a greater loss to
their families and neighborhood than he. lie has
left a character above reproach. Peace be to his
memory. A FaRED.
D)IED, on the 27th January last, MARY ANN,
infant daughter of WILItrak and PEINELIA S-r:LL,
agdl 5 imon'ths and 19 days.
Titus has these stricken parents been called to
mmournm the loss of thteir beloved child. 11cr sweet
erry pirattle hats been hushed forever ia the cold
ebrce oif deathI. She hath been called early front
the stnares of earth, to that upper aind better world
were change nor sorrow never come. TJhen,
" Whyli shomul.l our tears in sorrow fl.)w
Wl'mn GOd recalls his own,
Aind bids themn leave a world of woe
For anu immitortal crown 2
Our pleasures here will soon be past,
Our brightest joys decay
But pleasures there forever last,
A nd will not fade away.
Then let our sorrows cease to flow
God has recalled his own
int let our hecarts in every woe
Stil siy "Thy will be done." E..
MARR1F.D, On Wednesday evening the 23d"of'
January ast, by Rev. J. Trapp, Mr. PflaiA.W
TAmIjTo* and Miss ELIZABETH Ouzrs, eldest
daugle- of A nthony Ouzts, dee'd., all of thisda:
HAMBURG, Feb 12:
Corro.-The Market closed on Saturday evel
ing last at firm prices, ranging from 8) 9 .
But Aince the arrival of the Persia witk ntvor%6
intellizence from Etirope, a still bettts feling 1l
pervaded, andl a slight advance on Saturday's quo'
tations-was given yesterday evening..- -R.
AUUSrA, Feb 11.
Corrox.-There has been a good demand to-day
at prices from i to * over Saturday's prices. Tho
market is ratheti unsettled.-Censtgiutiknaliat.
. .. CAArrosb.L..
Co-rroN.-The Stock offering to-day irlight, and
prices full. Sales 800 bales at 8J to I0ets.-Courier.
Aff asonic Notice
A REGULAR Communication of
CONCO0RDIA LODGE, No. 50,
A. F. M., will be heldl at their Hall,
on Saturday evening, 16th Feb. at
By order of the W. M.
A. G. TEAGUE, Sxc'ay.
Jan 30 it. - . 3
IE Tt Friends of Mr. ROIIERT D. BRYAN
respectfully announce him as 4 Candijate fr pierl;
for Edgefield District at the next elletie.
Law Notice. -
T IE Subscribers have formed a Partnership fur
the Practioe of :LAW AND EQUITY Us
Edgefi.ld and the adjoining Districts. One or both
of them cp at all tinies be fuund in their Ofice.
G. D. TILLMAN,
S. W. MABRY. .
Edgeleld C. I., Feb 8, 1S56. 3m . 5
Books and Stallontary.
TlE Reading public can beasupplied with Book
and Stationary, by calling on A. RAMSEY,
at the Post Ovice. * '
Feb. 13. tf . . -
A Boy about 12 years old.
R. H. MIMS.
Edgefield, Feb 13, tf 5
S11 E Snbseriber respectfully announe.-s. to the
Lyoung ladies and gentlemen of Edgefield and
icinity that lie haA just received a choice .asort
ment of VA L ENTINES. Call and exmanine them.
G. L. PENN, Agent.
Feb13 it 5
Look out for Cupid!
JUST received a beautiful and varied eollection of
VALENTINES, which will be sold at low
prices. Enquire at the Post Office.
Fel 13 It 5
J'UST ope~ned a FRESH SUPPLY of Ladies,
Gats, Youth's and Children's Shoes. to suit
the season. Trho 8tuck comprises a fin, variety.
R. HI. SUJLLIVAN.
Feb13 tf 5
Negroes for Sale.
BY Consent of parties I will sell at public outcry
...at Edgefeld C. HI., on sale day in March
next, the folluwinig Ne~gro Slaves, viz: Dennis and
his wife A nn and her children Lee, Peter, Plea,
Athnr, Patrick andl landy, and Lewis, Phil and
TEitys.-Purchasers to give notes with approved
s urties, payable on or before 1st of January 1857,
with interest from diate.
S. B. GRIFFIN, AaEN..
Feb 13 St 3 5
Notice to Contractors.
SE ALELD Propo~sals for removing the Sbingleal
Roof of the Court I Iouse and putting a new
one of the H EST W ELSil SL ATE, 16 t8~, will
be received by the Comimissiaoners of Pabiie- Build
ings at their aafiee at Edgefield (A 1I., ntit 'Satua
day the 5th of A pril next. The 11oof contains 4,300'
square feet, more or less. LOD lli LL,
Clerk and Treasunet.
Feb 13 is 5
eg The Charleston Mlercury and A uguta.Cn
stittionalist will each copy tri-weekly until thle 1st
Ajril, andl forward accounts to the Treasurer.
To the Public.
IN Consequence of the inclement weather througl.
lthe month of January, the Board of Trustees
Iof the Cokesbury alaoiiie Femtale Collegiate Insti
tute, will extend the presettt scholastic year. to tife
nst day of October, without additional charge to,
patrons. J. K. VA NCE, P. B. T.
Cukesbury, Feb 13 it 5
Cot.uuea, 30th January, 1856;
By Ihis Excellency, JA MES HT. A DAMS, Gov.
ernor and Commander in Chief in and over the
State of South Carolinna:
Whereas, information hats been received at this.
department, that a murder was committed in Lan
rens District, on the 14th instant, by D. M. War.
USt, on the body of GRo. W. HOLLAND. and that
said WnLLIAMS has fled from justice. Now know
ye, that to the end justice may be done, and thar
the said D. M. WILLIAMS may be brought to legal
trial for his offence as aforesaid, I, JAMES H1.
A DA MS, Governor, as aforesaid, do issue this my
Proclmation; ofehring a reward of TWO~. HUN
D RED AN D FIFTY DOL LARS for his apprehen
sion and delivery into any Jail in this State. -Sid
WILLJuAM5 is about thirty years of age, five feet ten,
or eleven inchtes hi1gh, slender made, thin visage,
dark complexion, blue eyes, and walks stooping.
The fore-finger on his right hand is stiff and the
nail turned over the end, and one of Eis frost teethis.
Given under my hand, and the seal of the
State, the 30th of January, A. D. 1856, and
L.s.] in the eightieth year of American Indepen
pendence. J. H. ADAMS.
JTAmes PArEraSoN, 8ee'y of State.
Feb. 13, 1855 5 It
ANAWAY from the Subscriber's plantatiaia
Snear Gillisonville, S. C., his slave JOllN, *a
boy about 17 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches high,
light blue eyes, sandy hair, and complexion fair
enough to be mistaken for whitc. He is of slow
speech, and his lips not well closed. He wore ofi'
a Kersey Saek with oval shaped brass buttons. Said
boy is saad to be a good fiddler.
I will give $I0 to bear where he is or $25 to
have him put in jail so that I can get him,, or $50
fo his delivery to mec alive and safe in Gilhisonville.
Feb13 ,it5 -
ON Sale-day last, a Note of hand or single bill,
signed by J. P. May., James A. Devore and
L. W. Mays, dated 27th November 1854, and pay
able to me as Excutor of Capt. Beloher, dee'd.,
twelve months after the date thereof, for $91, credit
ed 1et .Janunry 1855, with $61. All persons aro
noatilied not to trade foar the said Note. A ny infor
miatina respecting the same will be Thankfully re
eivel. JOlhN E. LEWIS.
Feb 8. 1856. 2t 5
LL~ Persons indebted to the Estate of John
f.- Doby, dec'd., are notirted to pay up by Re
turn Day or they will be stued indiscriminately.
All persons htaving dem;,as aigainst the said,4e
eesed wvill render themu in proiperly attested..
M4.TllDl) pOIIEY, Adm'or.