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From the Dnlington Flag.
HON. JOHN McQUEEN'S LE1TER.
We have received a letter from the Hon. John
McQueen, from which we make the following
extracts. This letter came to hand so late is
to preclude the possibility of any remarks. It
speaks for itself, however.
" It would be exceedingly gratifying to me te
see the State, and the Pee D, e country especi,
ally, excited on the issue now forced upon the
Houth by the Abolitionists in Kansas. There,
is a field for putriotism and enterprise. Tham
territory oriinally, slave, has Auiply been open.
ed to the South upon principles of equality and
jnstice, and laws have been passed to protecl
our property. Northern fanaticism atid northern
capital have sent hordes of nother~ emigrants
expressly for the purpose of crushing out slave.
ry. Armed to the teeth, and with an oper
avowal of their purpose, they have opened to
their settlement, Oregon, Washington, Minesota
and Colifornia, as well as Utah and New Mexi
co; but regardless of these, they go through
and overlook these, although perhaps twenty
times as large as Ktnsas, and settle down it
that small territory, behind the State of blis.
souri, with cannon and Shnrp's rifle in their
hands, declaring 'to the world that they wil
trample the Constitution and the Lawn under
foot, drive from or inu-der the slave.lolder in the
territory, and establish their rule. regardless o
the South. This i6 the issue; and the North
in the face'of the Law, has tendered it to the
South; and the time is upon us when we mus
respond to it. We must either submit, and le
the territory be ingloriously wrested from us
with the certainty too, that Kansas being a fret
State, the same vile inendiaries who take tha
territory will soon steal the slaves from Misson
ri until she first, then Kentucky and others wiN
inevitably di-pose of the remnant of those it
their possession, until God knows how soon w<
may be a border State. What under these cir
cumstances will our people give? We have tht
Constitution, the Law, and the President in ou
favor. Shall we becomo excited on subj -cts o
much Less importance, und overlook this of mos
vital interest to nus? Or shall our people res
pund to it as did our ancestry, who when thei
rights and their interests were about to be itaa
ded, resisted a tax upon tea ? Will we not re
bist the invasion of our hearth-stones ? A boli
tion has been lootaing up, regularly, and morn
formidably, for about twenaty years. Now wa
have an issue that no hypocrisy can disguise
and it seems to me that duty, patrintism, an<
interest demand of us action and that too with
out delay. I do not mean b' action necessarill
war ;-ail the laws existing in the territory art
ini fao of our rights; those who oppose then
mayltlald as traitors. In that position thej
mu j~ain until new eleepion. lace. Thi
A itiuts, through the'rtu anizati
great nuibersiih Ufe~iefe~iiinlitiorl thatl the;
will control the destiny of the territory by thm
next elections: their recent conduct shoiws tha
they will sneak back inito their forts and retreat
anid make no fight for the present; but the;
will only be the better prepatred 'at the time o
the electiouns to catrry the polls by numnbers, ant
thi5 is evidently their expectation, and it will b
realized unless the South rally at once atnd mee
them on that ground, also. it seems to mt
there is every induement to prompt our peopli
to be up and doing in tids matter. it is th4
first time* that the Abolitionista .have ever mad
an inue with a in whbich they have not blhapec
it in stome way to divide and paralyze ou
strengtht. This is a plain issn, and all mos
.utude.rstand .it. 1.hope those of our people whc
htave the means and ennutot go, will udennect
tiiberally their amoney atnd e~nergy to aid younif
unen who have not thme means thetmselves to gt
to ihe territory atnd settle early, that they tmai
-secure for theinselves the most valuable landt
which by pre-emption they will get at 91,25 pei
acre, wh'ich one hand can easily clear by tilhntt
the groutid the first year, and which in a shorn
timo may be worth fronm $25 to 40 per acre.
A nmatn goitng wvith one negro man betweer1
this and June, may easily buy the claim of a
settler for a reasonable priee, turn over the innd
with oxen, plant corn on it, antd without a single
ploughinig atfterwards make from 30 to 50 bush
els of corn on every acre be planits, for which, in
so new a country, he ean get from one dollar to
oneo and a half for every bushel he makes ; so
that the proiduct of 4 or 5 acres thus cultivated
the first year, would paty for his 160 acres, the
extenat of his pre-emption, whilst lie in the mean
time could do any other business which he
mtighat find profitabile, atnd patriotibcally aid in
protecting the institutions of his counatry, and
rigthts of the South ; with a suffiient niumber
of true anothern men to control the ballot-boxes,
there will be no fighting with the Abolitionists,
and the muiserable scum sent there from New
]England would soon fitid they were certainly in
,the wrong atmosphere for them. I trust our
portion of the State will not behind other sec
lions, having in no way the advantage of us ini
ainy respect. I trust it is useless for me to ay I
wviil contribute liberally as my mneans will allow,
in this enterprise of duty and patriotism."~
KaNSs MEETING IN COLUAIBIA.-Judiging by
.ine of the speeches, and the chief one, it ap
pears that this meeting was a pretext for the op.
posers of the Convention to let off their asper
abundant bile and to pronounce phillipies agaitnst
tur Congressional delegation. Has it come to
this, that the fiery, impulsive, generous and pa,
triotic Butlter is to be denouneed, for esersi'utg
the privilege of a freeman-e pessjiug his opin
inn upon the politics of the day! Is the calm,
jntellectual and pure Evans to .be lautured as a
4.chOOl boy. under pretext o~f aiding to Southern
ize Katnsas. Our ainoatoars aned no defence
from us. 190 rpitit.ar how wve may be divided on
winoy pattera, they havte a firm place in the af
ifeedoms of the people by reason of their purity
and~ fidelity. .So howl away.
-Neither isc it necessary to defend our members
qf Congreua. South C'arolita ha~s at no tie
hadh a strwogge, purer or more brilliant delegation.
Tbatt Col. Orr, by his. statesmanishiip, firmness
.asd devotion to the interests of lis conatitllents
-which has justly given him great influence
both at home~ and abroad--has excited the envy
of many, we ha e lotng believed. Ho will rise
far above all their assagits, I;e is among the
first men of the State.
Our purpose, howvever, is ito linquire in what
has our immediate aiepresettative, the gallant
Brooks, beetn wantitng int duty, ,idelity or attach
mnent to the interests of his a-nstituents. We
aire proud of him. He has dope his shiare in
keeping up the ancienit fame af ACaroina: and
,bis devotion to the interests ofl the South in
Kansas, is at least, equal to that af any who
participated in this meeting. If meetings atre to
be held to denounce faithfulI public servants, do
not tall them Kansas meetings.-Newberry Mir
.SoUrtz CAnOLIrNA -INstFrUTE ANNUAL. FMRa.
-The Charleston Standard ansys: In answer to an
ipqtuiy of - A subscorber" weivnduld state that
th. next anual-fair-of: hay South Carolina In
stitste till be held in ths third-week of Novem
ber.. 'he lat.-whi~h was- atyear'ago the-pre
.Wtt sanath-ws irregdhatr, bnone avaing been
.hed fordiremma te jd' 5?.s'.
ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1856. s
gN-Several communications, "JOn OF TUBs b
PEoIt.E," " M. TALFoUUtD," &c. are received, but ei
cannot possibly appear this week on account of the v
previously crowded state of our columns. Next A
week they shall appear. a
MORE CONVENTION DIEETINGS. n
Marion, and Abbeville, and Charleston, and Lex- o
Ington have lield meetings and appointed delegates a
to the May Convention. There is no doubt now n
that the State will be pretty generally reprebented g
in that body. An opposition Convention, we bvlieve,
has been mooted by certain Fairfield gentlemen, but
no one has ventured to take ho'd of the matter.
We trust the convention that In to assemble will It
be guided by great caution and firmness. A bovo
all, let nothing be said or done calculated further to
distract our State. We are acting for the best; and b
to accomplish a real good, we must, as far as we can, 0
reconcile our brethren who honorably differ with us. si
JUDGE BUTLER & HIS ACCUSERS.
It is sought to be made fashionable in South Carolina
just at this time to arraign our ebteemed senator, Hon.
A. P. BUTLER, for inconsistency of couduct and im
purity of motives. Beside the studied attacks of the t4
Evening News and Charl -ston Mercury, philipics have tl
latterly been fulminated against him from Columbia
and from Unionville. One ortwo other minor machines
have caught up the javelins hurled by their better
. grown models, with the vain desire to bring down the
towering eagle from his prid-i of place. IL is gratify
ing to see that these eflorts have fallen in their inci
piercy and are likely, if they produce any effect
whatever, to recoil upon those who originated them.
SWhat has been the political crime of Senator BUT
No question seriously implicating either the honor or
the interests of his State has here demanded that he
should speak out with the authority of a leader and
a guide. The policy of going into the Cincinnati
Convention is to be argued, and has been argued,
as a matter of propriety and good sense. No isue
is necessarily involved in it that should call forth
from our congressmen warnings of peril at hand. It
I is accompanied by no dangers from withont nor
symptoms of revolution within. It is a peaceful mea
sure of State policy, threatening neither our happi
ness nor our reputation. And as such we hold it to
be one of those matters upon which it would be well
for the penple to decide for themselves. The head
and front then of Judge Butler's ofending ha. been
that, while leaving his high-minded and intelligent
constituency to adopt such action in the premises as
their patriotism might suggest, he has yet ventured
advice for the purpose of imparting to any delegation
South Carolina may send to Cinciinati as much res.
ponsibility as can be given to it by the judgement and
infiuence of our most experienced citizens. Where
is his dereliction of duty here! where his inconis
ten'y ? Judge BUTLER l.as not from the first given
encouragement to a representation in the Democratic
Convention. And still he has regarded it as one of
those things from which lie might without improprie
ty stand in some measure aloof, at least to the ex
tent of retraining from any uncalled-for official pro
nunciamento against the views of a large and respec
table portion of his peorle. In private lie has spoken
his sentiments candidly upon this subject. Before
leaving for Washington In November last wve heard
hIm thtus express himself. And we doubt not, if he
had been properly called upon, that his views would
hai-e been readily given through the .press at any
time. If some of his fellow-r itizens choose now to
regard his omiqion to push his opinions on this ques
tiup before the people of South Carolina (asked or
nasked) In the ligti of -a heintotus delinquency, a f'ar
Some men there are in South Cariolina who are
. continually croaking about the falling off of good prin
ciples and good manners -in our State; and yet, when
occasion prompts them, they can exhibit evidences of
as rapId dechension as the rest. It has been a custom
amongst tie, call it " time-honored"ifylketore
e neseago and integrity, especially when connected
with long and luborious public services. Anid yet fur
slight cause, it is now attempted to impugn the mo
tives of as noble and disinterested a heart as ever
beat for the honor and weal -tf the Palmetto State ;
and this too, when the' itndividoal is one whose life
and strenigii have been well tnighi exhausted in thej
employment of that State. 'rThe demonstration nteeds
We make no charge of unworthy intentions upon
those who have thought it right thus to assault our
Senator. They are gentlemen, above all tric-kery and
dishonesty. But, unwittingly, they are Inflicting
upon an old servant a grievous wound-.a wound of
the spirit, which might perhaps go fur'her tnwards I
bowing his gray hairs into the grave than alt the toils
of many years. And we call upon thenm, by every
motive of Palmetto fellowship and Palmetto generos
ity, to desist their ill-timed attacks.
OLD DIANA AGAIN.
Months ago we spake of this old negro woman,v
once a denizen of our village. By the following l
paragraph from the New York Herald it appears
that she has again turned up:
" About two years ago a ne'gro woman niamted
Diana was purehased from her owner, S. F. Gould,
of Edgefield. South Carolina. by A besditionists re-si
ding in tis city. Among the contributors to the
futid for freeing her was llev. hleinty Ward Beecher, C
whose rifle practice has gained hint such notoriety Ie
lately. Diana camne to this city and nursed hern
mother until she died, wvhen, havitng no relatitres or j
friends here, and being out of emploayment, she tn
turally enough desired to return to the hoime of her
childhood, where her husbatnd and children are still P
living. Hearing that Cot. M. Frazer, a neighbor of
her former master, was in the city, she called upon i
him at the Astor I louse and piteously begged oif it
hm to take her back to her old h-nme, as she was al
heartily sick of freedmum, and yearned liie St. Paul e,
" for tier kindred aifter the flesh." Col. Frazer re
consented to do so. Before lenving for the South
yesterday, he brought her to the lie-rald ofilee, to g
afford us another instance of the fitet that a .'ensible c
negio pirefers slavery, when it is associated with I
home comforts, to freedom, such as the blackts i
experience at the hands of the nigger worship- C
per. at the North. Diana is a stout, healthy tc
wonin, about forty years of age. She was origin
ally bought for $250, her owner freeing her for less
than she was worth, at thie solicitation of her welln
meanitng but mistaken friends."
This is all corret except that the gentleman calledk
"Gosteu is better ktnown hetre as " Goone," and the
Colonel'. namois " FaAzt ia" instead of " FRAzEP." e
One or two furthter itenms we gather from Cul. F. ti
The old woman not ouly " begged piteoasly" to be
brought back, but.act~antlty wrailed aloudl in a passa-ge a
of the St. Nicholas and hung to the Colonel's skirts a
in the urgency of ther ainxiety. Ile asked tier if she ti
was actutly suffer-ing, to which abc replied : " no,
sir, I cant say .no ; but theire', nobody bere that
cares for me. I wtant to go to my:. old home where fr
I can have somec frien~da." The poor greait.ut.e felt bi
the need of jytnpathty. With perhtaps bread and *p
lothing and shelter suffioient for her tolerpblie com- sj
Ifort, she yet knew hurself to be alone, socially an .cc
outast. And such is the fate of nytyy .g deluded sa
negro itn -that so.-called land of freecm.
Owing to the fact that Cot. F. was un the ivery
eve of his departure and could not poasibly wait
for Diana to make tier little arrangements for leav
ing, lhe did not bring her South ; other oppogtwtnities t
however will presetnt themselves.
Hlo, FOR KArsAs.-W~e had th pleasure,ycyes
terday, of a visit from our friend Mmtj. Warcen
.D. Wilkes, of Anderson, who pass-ed through
our city in company with his co-emigrants of
Anderson and A bbeville, on their way toJgainea.
Wte number of the band is fifleetn, anid ita fine
spited and reliable young men as Sotutb Ceroli- *i
pa cin send.
We learn with much .satisfaction that ,the ol
Greenville Railroad contributed a free ticket to cr
them np.d the good cause. and have no doubt.the tri
othr,laip1ern roads will be as liberal aitd pa- A
triite. We wish them success itn their en~ter... I
:,..v.. Crsh,..M., Crol.tnnr of , th 12th In.. .,.
CHAPTER t. W
A two weeks jaunt to a most lovely spot on the SL th,
hn's river is the subject of our story. By
We begin at Augusta, where our party, on the morn. cr
ig of the 19th ult., took .seats for Savannah in the th
rs of the Waynesboio Railroad. This road extends vi
me 52 miles in a southerly direction, passing the old in
llage of Waynesboroin its course. Whatever tife may pa
Imparted to villages upon railroad routes as a gen. ow
al thing, candor compels us to say that this Georgia Ib
llage would seem to be an exception. Although the pa
histle of our train was duly sounded in the distance cA
il the morning looked bright and inviting in its H
.rly freshness, yet no omnibus, no cart, no individual, Of
a nothing was to be seen at the Wayneshro depot, le
Le the lone official who received the mail-bag. A I1
inute's dlay-a bare minute-and we were off fu
;ain, leaving the little old Borough alone in Its wAl
This road is. properly esteemed one of the very best in
the South. It is well built, well run and well pro- s,
ded in every way. We made its 52 miles in two C
rs, to the satisfaction and comfort of every pas- ri
tger. It terminates at its jnnction with the Central %v
nad, where an admirnble eating-house is ever ready a,
r hungry travellers, affording such things as light Is
scuit, brown toa-t, fresh butter, steaks, hominsy, Ia
Vsters, coffee, &c, &c., all well prepared aid decently
The Central Railroad is certainly inferior to the h
Vaynesboro, althoeugh we would hy no means say hi
tat it is to he complained of. The country traversed %
y these roads is very like that upon the Sout i Carolina ei
load, one dismal continuity of poor piney-woods, in- U
.rspersed with occasional settlements, and now and A
ten a cultivated farm. In nearing Savannah how- t,
ver, it does not improve after the manner of the ti
eautiful garden spots a few miles above Charleston. %,
'lie sterility continues down to the very city. M
Tne arrival of our party at the famous Pulaski i
ouse added a dozen names to the registry-book of a
sat establishment. After the accomodation .or pleas- b
nt rooms, wholesome ablutions and an excellent din- c
er, we started out in different directions to see the h
lace. And to say the truth this was no very easy a
atter. Savannah is a queer old city to one unfa- i
iliar with its plan and arrangements. We were
othered in pretty much the same way with the cracker 8
ho "could'nt see the town for the houses." We 11
ould'nt see the city for the parks we ran into every n
o or three hunsdred yards. These parks are many p
f them filled with trees, which intercept the view so 1
,s absolutely to forbid a proper appreciation of the a
iildings and blocks of buildings which surround r
hem. Yet the plan :nust be a very sensible one, fur. a
ishing, as it does at all points, pleasant promenades 1
or the citizens and fine romping places for the chil- '
Iren. The freer and healthier circulation of air too,
hus attained, is no small merit Itisthis,orsomething a
Ise, that gives to Savannah an air of quiet and re
ose rivalling that of the country itself. The Pulaski
loue is fronted by one of these parks; and the result
4, there is on that side of the building a distance of t
wo hundred yards perhaps, to any regular I usiness I
igh-way. Onr room overlooked this hollow square ; I
nd thus situated, one might sleep until nine o'clock
n the morning without being disturbed from without I
n the least. Another cause goes to ex lain this quiet
if the Savannah streets. They are generally sandy,
Nith few or no macadamtized sections. Plank roads r
ire used in several parts of the city, but they are most- I
y overid with sand and create no jarring or rattling
ron the passage tof wheels over them. For ourself,
e like this condition of calmness, this absence oaf the
are sound of bustle.; althoungh it certainly takes from
city the seeming of busi'ness, anid activit y and energ y.,
and, by the bye, Savannah is not the business town,
ase expected to find her. There ar, enought oif hand-.
'ome establishmruents in every department of trade;,
mr, b'esides hearing no activity, we must add that we
a very little. Merchants stood behind their counters
nd scarcely moved as you entered. They seemed not,
Lu think that you came to trade, and not to care a
taw whether you biouight of them or not. It may be
hat they have all got rich and want no niore. Or it
aproud city, arid these manners of digity arid re
serve may he adopted by her ment of bnsiness to sit
be tastes of that latitude. It may all be very well.
We can but regard it favorably, when contrasted waith
last ewish pertinacity which would have you buy
wuether you wanted an article or not. Still, too mutch
f this sort of thing resembles sluggishness, even the
appearance of wiiich ought to be avoided in a comn
aunity whose hopes and expectations are ftor an on
yard anti an upward march. These oboervationrs are
nade in reference so "Savannutah abjave th-. river,'' if
ye may saispeak. "Savannah uander the river'' is t he
eaprt division of the city. This is thie street down
pn the lower banks. the fourth stories of whos'e buil- I
igs are approachable from upper Sarantnahi by In.
ittudinal braidges thrown across fraom point to point.
ere, we take it, is the hearrt of Savantahi's prosperity
lere are her great ware-houses for t he res-eption of the
raiducts of the interior and for the landling of foreignr
imodities. Hlere are the wharves and the ship I
'ing, around and about whsich flack the heavy dealers
nd sagacious speculators of Ge-orgia's rising mart.
.d whatever may be saidl of her apparent stagniatioan I
bos there, down here, upon "the bay" as siime call 1
I, it work, wourk, work, all dlay hang anal no sneh (
sing as rest. hlere is Chiarlestont's rival. This hn.<y
treet, with its deep river and safe harbiarage, anda'l
'ith the immense State of Georgia there in, the hack-'b
round, ready to foster and advance its wealth -and i
a power, this is East Bay's comnpetitoir. A n honorablen
et warm rivalry let it be, wichs shall redound to the S
himate weailth and splendor of both .thorough-fares, id
f btth cities. I
We return for a moment to "our inn." It is a firstP
tie honse, the Pulaski-cleanly, orderly, genteel in t
very pint of view. Its present propariertore are ex.k
rng themselves in the right way to give it promni- el
mene. No pretensions are made to Broad way regali. hi
, but everything is of good quality, everythinig
right The beds are real auxiliaries to sleep. The t
trhors are handsomely furnished, large anid agreeable. t
he dining halls are complete without gaud. The at
bles are decidedly good, althloughi not startlingly paha. is
al, The soups are good too-the roast, balled, hailed cc
rid stewed, all good. In tihe Lady's iainary,dlnners q'
pecially pass off handsomely and stisfactorily. One 'w
son clearly is that the supplies are ample and the s]
neral sperintendasnce of Mr. McKnzit saenergeti- gi
ally bestowed. Another reason is (antI no insignificant al
e by the way) that "Old Uncle Tom Baker" direets I
ee enage-" Uncle Tom," long ago oif the Exchange, s
oumbia, S. C.; after that, of the Exchtange, Chatrles- P
n; since then, of Norftdk ; and now of the Pulaski I
ouse. Trhen the Hotel has the best of servants, all I
groes, active and respectful-none of your abomina- 0
Ic red-lipped Irisht waiters, ready tso keep hack the il
-.izs for themselves, but well-dressed southern dar- a
ys, the best servants on earth. In short, thme Pulaski a
an admirale traveller's rest, and we commend it
aesly to such of our friendls as may chance to pass it
But we have taken tea, and one of the party passes se
rond alas iniformations that, by the polite kindneass of er
resident friend, lie is provided with the Open Sesame mr
the Savannah Chub-roams. We crs's (aver the ei
rk and enter by a stair-way from the street a suite a,
vvry nice apartments appropriated so the ursersaof the na
natlemen of the Chiathams Club. In one of these are m
es files of all the papers, In another an elegant a
Ilard table arnd in a thsird] a modest b.:r at which a it
odicu of the choicest liquors is kept. Hcre we hi
sent an hour most pleasnireably, aind ,:ft, with the 0'
vitiviton that these social cinh-raams are great in etC
t tytions. That Londson Dock brandy muighit have da
ad sorpetbirg to do witih certain lauditionis bestowead
ton the Lihatham club of Savannaht by a party sif rn
dgfield gentlemen who recraossed ste Pulaski square ar
o out 10 'goc~k slat evening; but, brasndy or no at
-andy, we uphold them fair a nioble set of fellows and 'W
er association fur a model in its way. ni
The next day, at 9 o'clock in the maiming, we be. -ti
an our voyage to Florida, a sketch of which will th
f ffie to fill a second chapter. 10
resnbetis CHAPT~in tZ. t
Our boat we~s the St. J.lo's, a light-draft steamer i
reaonale izeand good-enough accomnoda'ions, mr
apt. FaEEnOaN in command. At first, the good tr;
p ipit prepossssed none of his passengers in his fa- nca
r.. In fact it was qwrte evldent that lie had no idea pe
an effort to do so. is. business was to manage his er
aft; and this lhe did, duiniug this first paartiomn of the at
p,, without a thought or a look for any other object. on
terwaardshoever, hisi austerity relaxed by degrees heIt
ilia the course oaf abse afternoon lie hiadso far emerg- Iby
Cro- 1.: LIsis s ael f .....e ....e..n = r r' e n nt , p at s. ou r u , I u.
girl upon the head and call her "his little bay," in Sav
ich gender he persisted in re arding the child to pub
end of our 3teamboat acqu tance. The next and
mptom of relenting on his part'was a slightly In- plai
easing disposition to respond to sundry queries as'to spol
e boat's whereabouts and the prospects of a quick stoc
yage. And the second day hai nut entirely closed aimt
boforehe wasactually seen to laugh outright at a met
sing jest. Matters grew brighter anl brighter on St.
ir Captain's visage, until, upon passing the St. Juhn's WI
r and entering that wonderful river, lie became as thi
pably gorid humored as any member of his living cli
rgo.. So much for the deception of first impresstons.
aid we formed our estimate of Captain FREEBOa N, .b
the St. John's Steanhant, by our first day's know-~ On
dge of him, we should have set him down is surly ran
i Bruin of a Baatman. But, finding him out more ing
lly afterwards, we are clearly satisfiel that lie is, twt
ith much apparent gruflijoes, a faithful commanler on,
id a kind-hearted man. We were with him return- G.
g as well as gaing out, and cari testify to the general Ba:
isfation aflbrded. byis care for the safety and Dr.
mfort of his passengers. - In coming nout of St. John's we
ver on our relurn, we 'were compelled by streas of Of
eather to put b ack and anchor for a part of a day to i
id a night in -till water. Some grumbled and as- ant
rted that we ought to have gate to sea, that the de- ter
y was provoking &c: But the Captain quietly as- pre
tred them that he wouldl do no such thing until his An
dgment satisfied him that his pyseigers would not ing
endangered by the step. So he stopped for twelve cel
ours or more. At his suggestion, a dancing party bo'
as gotten up on board and the evening passed merrily Or
iough. Next morning we weighed'anchor and went ces
-er the bar, when the grumblers of the preceding day ed
ere speed ly convined of the correctness of our Cap- we
tin's course; for even tnen, although the effects of ke
e blow had been passing off for many hours, the &
aves dashed over our guards and tlje boat's situation Or
as any thing but comfiortable until we got on smooth by
ater again.-In steamboat navigation, more that Se
most anyn% here else, do we hold discretion to be the nel
eter part of valor.-We have written thus much in wc
ompliment of Capt. FaEBoaRN, because we believe Cal
im to be reliable and trustworthy in his sph-re of wt
ction; and in this reckless age, we hold that all such of
stances merit commendation. fac
The inland rnute to Florida is certainly a very plea- ha
nt one, all things considered. True, there is a chance da
3at you may occasionally, atfow tide, stick in the lua
ud at one or two shallow points. But this seldom
roves to be a matter (if greater 'Inconvenience than lig
e delay of an hour or two. On the other hand, you up
void s- a-sickness almost entirel -you run hut little ne,
ick of ald Ocean's dangers--you glide along smoothly TI
nd securely over glassy arans of. the sea, with a sound up
re, the outlet of a river there and again a bay. th
'Nese are all connected by creeks of greater or less is
iagnitude, some of them widening to the proportions M
f rivers, others so narrow that the boat seems almost KE
squeeze through them. Besidei, you in this way Ir
e something of the coast of Georgia and Florida, isl
hich though not remarkable is yetsa:mething to vary fil
he monotony aaf a voyage. There are Branswick, It
Jarien, St. Mary's and Fernandina on the route. Some an
ice plantations pass under review in the earlier part :
f the journey. A fine island now and then appeals pi
o your curiosity. Upon one of these, anal in full th
tiew from several points on this inland navigation, is at
unginness, the large anal rathiir picturesque-looking lei
esitlence presented to G,-neral.GR R ENE, of the Revo- at
utin, by the State of Georgia. !'Other residences ap
ear ii view from tirhe ta time.y'At the little towns t
tling the coast new passengers are continually drop. fit
iing in, all tenadinag tat give soms variety anid zest to gi
ie compaany ah:atrad. And, what is perphaps be~aer Ii
till. yau are saometimes happily ridd,,n of a adisagree
ible comnpagnon dir voyaigeaitthese landings. (Witness ci
ie areciprncity man" on our outward trip, yaou that at
eanember him.) Again, upon.asmoothi suirface you ha
an amuse youtrself more eslflyeil mnore relishiahly.
au are naat tossdc from onea sidie of the cabin to the ei
ither hy saurging waves. Yoig h ve no quaalms at the jt
tmach. You can play whist' 9d echre (?) to your ~
atisfaction. Yean cain tune .~~ light guitar, or me- al
lulate youar saaft flaite to in-spirations whi'apered by the fri
east foar ugly monsters aof the d'eep.. Yo can sleep or. ei
xake, sit aar st-nad, mieditate or C .nverse, sing or sigh, 1tI
tay aar wurk, read aar write, accranling tca fanacy, with ft
ao tempest's roar to put all oither ideacs to flight. Give u
s travelling upaon water, in a snug boat, be fore all A
uther m-adhes of jaourneying ; baut, ini the name of alhl hi
hat's pleasant, let it be smaoth water. Those whto bs
ave made their "ahom-:~ on the .rolling deep" would C
labtless tink very poorly oaf siiehl land-ltubberism as im
his we pratfess. lit why shotuld'utt every man speak gi
is hionst sentints4 1
Well, we are now up in tha St. Johln's, the great w
-iver of F.orida. OtawvrJ speeils thme buaat with new se
ido. The sea-guilla, th-ut hail fl-aeked aratunda uts at n<
be river's nmouthal, deaap back otie after another. The a
melicans cant go nao further up.' The uancaoth paarpais cce
~ambls noa longer foar the amusement of staring pas- ga
engers. Th'le m:treh lanads at length recede fraam sighat,3
al the baniks oaf the great stresanmbegian tat daefine tI
lemelves. A grataip f gentlemnen are seatted in this hi
-nt of the hatat, eager to take the first fair observa- ita
ota of the Floaridinan terra fri-a, some of themn (alas ! lo
ie 4ssappaintit they are saiun to encouuter !) ex- ira
cting tat see braoad aranga-gr'aves lining the shiares. wi
)n we go, anal still the river seems not yet a river. cc
laril L seems taot yet Flotriada. The wide expanse of uf
ie S. Jolb a's is nit yet realized as a stream. The ih
w ciast that skirts either side is tnot appreciated as abe
Ie soil of tihe magnolia. A fter a while a sort of bluff'n
paointedl out. " There!I" exclaims one-" There's ine
mie higher land." All tuarn to look, and are evi- at
etly refreshed by thme prospect. There indeed was vi1
hiufT, wit a little genutine red-clay exhibited on its the
erpedicular surface; and a few hona-hide, dry-land the
ies sarmouanted its top, "a Now that place," said a ala
riowig atld St. Jaohn's traveller, "is abouat the haigh- ou
ci spot of land you'll see on this river foar near two
undredl miles." "a Wtbat !" tought all thae rest of us, wl
ar nbody spaoke a word in respaone-" nathaing but j
s fit, receding cotuntry for all the balance of otur h
ip? And then we began to wonder when we shtould fee
te the orange trees. But every man kept his wonider tia
timelf, determined not to exhibit his ignornn~re- tut
netiptions of the country by any unnecessary tin-w
tiry. Aind so we sat and sat, and looked at the jlot
ite, smooth water, and glanced doubtfully at inc cai
aare, the old visions of orangar groves anal green fiuil
irdens gradually git ing place to a raher crust y ret- bei
izatin of the trtulh as it was. It was thenm thant one ab
rajleman of the patrty ro.<e up anid stretching him- Fla
If fully (thereby manife-ting that lie was resolved to i
intder the matter ato longer) exclaimed--" Waell, now, for
II ne d--ed if I believe this is a river." Where
en a sharp discussion eoned..-the Flur idianas and
hers maintaining that it was a river, while thec gen.
sman just mentaurned and several hackers (nurself nii
nong theta) argued in the negative. Onessaid it wasst
arm of the sea ; another held that the word We- in
ka, signifying a strinag or chain of lakes. suggested At
a trie view ; atal this was the old Indian namte of ilthe
us non-descript sheet of water. The controversy lad]
rved one admirable purpose at least. it kept ns !na
uployd, and diverted attentioan from the auubject
aiter itself, until we gradually became qaiite recon- cea
led to the realities arounda us, anad wound up by ter
reeig th-ut, river, lake, frith, arm of ths sea, or wh at' sir
it, It wis a glaoriously beautiful phase of the liquid ele- jare
cot; arid the shores-why the shores too underwent te
similarly conveniatent pocess of thought, aid we liv
majitted thtemn to be Floarida. Then, with a right cot
tarty ,greetinig to the "aLand of Flowers" upon thet
ar lips, we all weant below aind took a driank. (i.- upi
ae us, ye lion tnavelliing publie ! Youa would have by
me the surne cnder thae same circumstsances.) noi
Im the afterinoon oh the thirdl day of our voyage, we ari
ared the wharf at Jacksonville. It was Sunday,1 Fei
ad many uf the8 towns-people were on the river banki tat
aitting the boat's approach. Hundreds of negroes Jhat
crc there too, in all due jollity. They were a clean, fut
cc, pleasant looakinig set of folk ; and their animna- situ
in spte well for the little town. Jaoksnville is ca.
e main port of entry faor East Florida. It has for a dal
ng tie beena celebrated for its saw-mills. Indaeed ed,
ishbrancha of bausiness has madle rte place what it is. h et
as nw grown to soame sise--its business arrange-' riot
muts are extending. and, had it a richer back-couti- ihtisi
to support it, would certainly become a place of jbe
aittle importance. As things now stand, it is pros
ring', ut without the expectation of any large in- sior
ease of prosperity. It is half-villalge, hialf-towna, Wae
ounding in handsome private residences, boasting Thi
e or two fine hotels, and supplied with busies. in f
uses in mamst branches of the trade. We were told Juob
several Floridians that thecy could proacuire their qaa
annah or Charleston. Several newspapers ate (a'
lished there, and a considerable degree of talent hi
skill is claimed for the legal fraternity or the Ai
e, They have also one of those club-rooms we th
le of; but our party had'nt the luck there which M
d us in hand at the other city. A considerable m
unt of freight was left on the wharf by our stea- gr
; and, thus lightened, e, sped on our way up the hi
John's, reaching Oraiige Mills at mid-night. r
at'ihen) canme to paltiand a word or two about bl
little Paradise, will appear in the next and third de
Cti.0lER Ill, J
luch to our regret, we ascertained tipont reaching . Is
nge Mills (the place of our destination) that ais ts
gements had been made for the hunting and fish
portion of our expedition to continue their course i
Ive ailes further on to Pilaika, there to take wag- al
and the line of march for the plantation of Dr. I. u
Mavs, our esteemed fellow-citizen of yore. At U
rwood, the name of the place owned conjointly by oi
N. and his son-in-law, Mr. A activ COLE, they 01
re to pitch their tents, and fish and hunt ad libitum. ft
coure it was a happy arrangement for them. But iA
is who were left behind, it was anything but pleas- Il
. A hasty, stidden, unsatisfactory adieu was In- at
thanged, In the dlark and with scarcely a full con- P
hension of the plan by which ne were ming111'. tt
d o we separated, they for the fishiig and hunt- 91
grounds which had been selected, and we (Chan. a
lor WARDLAW, ourself and family) for a social de- 7
tair time of It with our relatives and friends at si
tnge Maills. Let us here bear testimony to the sue- d
9 of the fishing and hunting detachment, as report- C
to its hy one who was there. Besides enjoying a F
ek of ceaseless fun, they killed deer and wild tur- si
r in abunnance, and caught fish (troth, jack, brim, tl
.,) by the hundred. One trout was kindly sent to a
inge Mills during the week. This one was caught
CoL. CanotL, 1nd weighed full nine pounds, 1l
-ved up in a big dish (as we sawihim) lie looked e
trr nineteen than nine. Still, the sport at Bay- r
od was not near as good as might have been f
ulated upon at a more propitious season. The I
ther was singularly cold and the wind, for a part t
lhe time, unusually high. The whole season, in v
t, was almost unprecedentedly backward. To il
re killed slime half dozen deer thet, in as many h
i, and to have caught any quantity of fish, was t
k enough under the circumstances. But to return. I
)range Mills, as we have remarked, is truly a de.
aful spot. The mill itself stands immediately
n the river hank. The wharf and landing con
ted with it are among the best on the St. John's.
e Carolina, a steam-ship of slme size, come. easily
alongside. So do sail vessels of considerable bur
n. The mill is a first class establishment and
iow doing a splendid husiness. It is owned by
esrs. R. G. MAys, Aactny COLE, and CLARK SMi
ss, the three being equal stockholders. Their con
cis are mostly with New York and the West India
nds. At the time we were there, the mill was
ingout an immenselbill for the island of Guadaloupe.
was required to be all heart. Never have we seen
ything of the kind equalling the beautiful lot of
nb.r there preparing. all of the mast superb yellow
e withouat a streak of sap. Of curse, this involves
necessity of laying aside a great deal of reason.
ly good lumber. This they place to other hills cif
is particularity. The timber supplies fur this mill
furiished, in part, from the campany's on land,
part by engagements with individuals who follow
e business of cuiting and rafting logs. The mill is
rihermore manned, except as to superintenlant, en.
eer and dck-.caspt.tn, ty the company's own
.nds. Anid with a lucky c' ntintuation of contracts,
ecatnnot see how aonr gooad friends of Orange Mill
,n fail of complete success. Mlay great good fortune
tend them, and Heaven bless their hospitable
The several residences at Orange Mills have been
tablishead within a year. We pass by that of the
nior member of the firm (who is our brother by the
ay) with the single remark that it is a neat little
hir in the arnamental cottage style and very comn
rtable withal. Ne-xt below his, and necar thme mills,
at. It is situated in the midst of a sour-uirange grove,
e trees being at this time still laden wtith golden
ut of the last year's craip. These oratnges are not
id except for orange-ade, marmelede and the like.
smere shrubbery however, the sour-orange tree is
gbly prizeablei, imparting as it does an air of great
auty to anay scenery of which it makes a part. Mir.
s establishment has, moreover, a noble cluster of
agnolias, maples and wild-cherry trees for its back.
aiunida all of which were nearly full-leaved ten days
i. But next comnes the chloice spot of the three
a mean thie mnanaion of Dr. Rt. G. A vs. It is not
much thte houtse of wthich we speak, for that is
at hing more than a capital old E lgefield house, with
broada piazza In front and chaumbers enougha to ac
modate all the family when they happen in to.
ther. But it is that precious aweet-orange grove of
r. Ml.'s of which we are think:ng. Four hundred.
autifully shaped tress, from, twelve to eighteen feet
ih, darkly green with fragrant fialiage, and bloom
g profusely fur the coming crop! Think of that, ye
rers of the green-house! A siangle one of those
es in n genthaemani's yard hiere would not he parted
th for hundreds f dollarsa. Indaeed, beside their ex
caiiag beantty, they are inatrinsically valuatble. Scame1
thema will beur thaousandas oforangesa seasoni. And
se trees of M~rs. 31!. are of the rarest kinad, havinag
en selected andc plar: ted years ago by a West lindian
irely cotiversant st ith the businass. They were
ury killed by the severe wviner of '39, but by skill
d attention have been restored to all their original
or. Whiat delicious burdens they will bear durin.:
next autumn ! It is in the midst of thingrove that
house of Dr. MNa is situated. At this place we
sawv green peas in ahundance, one crop just going
tand aanother nearly full podded.
We shiould like to alwell itpaon the social kindnes'es
lich will ever make our brief siajaurn at Orange
ls lear to memory. We should like to regord, if
tfor or oiwn satisfaction, the constant visiting and
sting and spaort which marked that delightful week
Spi-nic at Deep Creek ! the boat racinig on our re
n (a distance of seven miles)! the music upon ther
ters ! the attempt at fiashing madhe by the Chancel
nd ourself in Daig Branch! the C.'. success in I
(ting a trout, and the manner of his pulling the (
nt of his! native element (straight up, wvith pole
it double)! Yes, we should like to say a great deal
it this bright glimpse of Florida sociality and
irida fun. But we might tire the indiffereunt readher
o doing, and, therefore, reserve thu reminiscences
less publie narration.
)o or two general remarks in another chapter.
n Savannah wve were reminded of an error comn
ted by Miss Murray in her bunk on America. She
tea that the Pulaski House was so called from the
rortunate hboat of that name which perished in thed
antic some years since, invailving in its destruction
loss of manty citizens of Savannah. The good a
y makes no mention ofr the Palishi hero wha gave
ne to t ie boa, thme htantse, the moumai~ent anal all. 1
he little place Ferinadinta, gnentian:d in a pre.
ling chapter, will he called to mtjiid as the eastern
rainus of tlte great railroad ntow in process of con-.
ictin across the pentmsula of Florida. High hgpp 1
entertained of the success of this work. The gen
nen whoa have coantracted tag build ii are full of an-.
ty anal zeal. Their chief difficulty Is the present
mmand of funds to pay expetases. This difficulty ,
y are expecting to obviate by a loan predicated -
n the caompany's boni Is, said bonds to be enidorsed
the State. Shun id theyneccomplish this, the-re can-.
be a doubilt of the speedy comrpletion of the road
I the almoist unbotndeld enriching of the company. gi
nandina will then bencome a place of great imnpor- (
ce, possessing as It dues one of the best and safest I
bors upon our coast. In anticipation of its bright
ire, the compauny and contractors (who own the:
ation and several thoutsand acres adjoining) areI
ong aboaut for some attractive name with which to
atheir embryo city. "aCalhoun" has been suggest
aid, also, "aFloirida City." With doe dleferenice to y,
er tastes, we must think the old Spanish designa- l 1J
handsunme enough and appropriate enought. It is.
orical, aigedl and therefore venerable, atid ought toa
res rved. .ti
iiaitors to Florida have generally seriousapprehen
s of the mosequitoes and .galllnippers of that realm. Is
were too early foir all except the blind mosquito. fr
tribe is but little troublesome, not as disagreeable It
act as our gnats. Ini some localities upon the St. h
ls the stinging mosquito is seldom In auificient
ritit~ies to becoam' an annoyancea. Cot,. DA~cYT, C
.g ...ar.c a mia i i e ange--.. afills in,:.form.... ...sh
deliy quail. Such was the character of our sister,
nd when such pass from us-pass as the mellow
ght of day, or as the light of the stars before the rise
Ig son,- we love to contemplate their excellence. We
ay say of our sister, what was said of David, at his
eath, "he had done good in Israel, both towards
ed, and towards his house." She was ever ready
sympathize with the sick and afflicted, and to ad.
inister to their wants. She loved to visit the hore
r mourning, and like an angel of mercy, would soothe
to aching breast and dry the tear of sorrow. Hersw
ram also a mild and gentle disposition, and as the re
alt she led, in the strictest sense of the word, a.
peaceful and quiet life," She loved God's house andl
Is cause, and was, at ' e time of her death a value
ble member of the "Fellowship Female Benevolat
Buit is. more pleasant to contemplate' the elosing'
rense of her life. For the death of a chrisian is a,
!gacy bequeathed to the Church, and is precious to'
very beleiver. Though confined. to her bed for
everal weeks, the murmured 'not; and though gradu.
lIy wasting away day by day, she was resigned to*
he divine will, and contemplated her departure-wiih
ut alarm. When asked if site was willing to essa
mit herself into the hands of God, she repli "I
ink I am." It was the writer's privilege to be with'
er on sit evening.of her death. - Entersg.the roesi,
hout 5 o'clock, in the hope of hearing, from her owne
ips, expressions of her confidence in Chrimlt,.*p
roached her bed-side-she issaddressed, butseemed1
inconscious. We were told it was with, great diffi
ulty she eqld speak-we fai she wan nearly ripe
or another world, that she could say but a few hours;
lt most. And yet she beemed unconscious of thos'r
rounad her; even of the presence of her own affection.
Lte daughters. Prudence forbade any effort to obtains
he expressions we all desired. How consoling wouldl
lose expresluns he. But we despaired of ever hear--'
tg another word from her lips. And, oh! - how sad!
cere our hearts. as we stood around her bed in pain
ul anxiety! We believed she was ready to depart..
ut we desired some cheering expressions of it. But,
as! it Ia now too late. Her sp:rit will soon tae itsA
at. God gilded the dark soene with joy. Slie rei
rived-,was entirely consolous of her situation, and
he presence of her friends. We asked her " is the
Savior orecious in this dark hour!" She calmly and
plainly rep ed-" Yes." Oh! what joy was in that,
word. Never.will we forget the emotions it produced,.
&s the involuntary exclamation was heard around the
bed.1 thank God." She was again asked, " Do you
believe Jesus will support you in death!" Sh replied
" yes;" and then assuring us that Heaven was her
home, she gently, without a struggle or a grown, fell
asleep in esus. A funeral sermon was preached in.
the Fellowship Church, after which, the body was
deposited in the narrow house, in the Church yard',
there to rest until the rsuarrectior. of the great day.
Two daughters and a brother and sister are left to
weep over her fall. - Thes had been doubly endeared
to her by the kindness and - alection which had ever
marked her character; and if the prayers and tears of
affection could have detained, on. earth, a spirit rips
for Heaven, she would still have been with them..
But the Lord has " done as see'meth him good ;" and
He who " made darkness his secret place, and His pa
vilion round about him dark waters and thick elouds,"
may be honored of us by retignation to his will. There
is no comparison between the gain of tte departed
and the loss of the bereaved. True t'e bereaved have
lost much. The daughters have lost a MoTiata-a
hallowed name around which the proudest associa.
tions cluster. They have lost a mother's love
mother's affection ; bnt a mother's prayers rest upon
them-a mother's example is before them, and a
mother's spirit is in heaven to bind them more strongly
to that bright world. Let the Gospel which uided
the mother to the Christians home, guide the chidren,.
the brother and sister, through lifes stormy orean. Lat
it be the star of their souls, to enliven the gloom of -
their solitude, to gild the dark shadows of the grave,
and irradiate the eternal World.
" Our sighs were numerous, and profuse our tears,
For she we lost was lovely, and we'loved
Her much. * * * * 1
We gathered around her bed, and beat our knees
Ii fervent supplication to the throne
Of mercy; and perfumed our prayers with sighs.
Sincere, and penitential tears, and looks
Of self abasement ; but we sought to stay
An angel on the earth; a spirit ripe
For heaven, and mercy in her love refused,
Most merciful, as oft, when seeming least ;
Most gracious when she seemd must to frown.
. 5 * t *
And now her eye grew bright, and brighter still-.
Too bright for ours to look upon, suilfused
With many tears, and closed without a cloud.
They set, au sets the morning star, which goes
Nut down behind the darkented west, nor hides
Obscured among the tempests of the sky,
But melts away into the light of hteaven."
B. F. C.
DIED, at her resideneo in this District, on the.
22nd of Mlarch, Mass NancY RByNAUs, Aged fifty-.
six years and four days. The deceased was en or
derly member of the Methodist Episcopal Churoh
for twenty three years, during which time she did
nmuch by her pious lire to advatnce the cause of her
-- -...* La4.-Lt.mnny.e ' es~g and
friends to mourn her departure from tiaib to. eterna.i
ty, but our loss is her ecternal ga.in. Blessed are
the dead that dic in Christ. A FRIEND.
Dias, in this District, on the 6th inst. of Con
sumption, Mus. SusaN T. iltuats, wile uf Ala. Wau.-.
L.tAM G. H~aaats, in the 29th year of her age.
The premature death of thie anmicatble and much
love.d lady has cast a deep gloom of sorrow ov'er.
the whole Community in which she lived. Possessing
in an eminent degree many, if tnot all, of the no
blest tratits of' the female characte.r, she won the
love, admiration, and esteem, of all who knew her.
Surrostmded by erery earthly comfort, what a bright,
future was befo're her-but a'ss! how uncertain are,
alIlhuaraalculationse! for whilst in the very prine
of lire, the destroyinag angel comes and eluaims his.
victsnm-regardless of age, positiona in society, or
the bitter anguish of' family and friends..
Thus by cite blow of the fell destrsiycr, an ageds
and infirm father has been deprivedl of an oniy.
daughter, the stay and support of hais fast decling.
years-The strongest ties which bin'd the devoted
husband to earth have been abruptly severed, and,
four little orphan children, are never emore to know,
a mother's tender care. Mus. HIAsass was admon
ished for several weeks of her apiproachinag dissoln-,
ton and she wits fully prepared to mL'et tunawed the,
mighty king of terrors, asn'l thus death was depriv-.
ed of his sting and the grave of a victory.
"The scored tie
is h-oken; yet why grieve? for time but holds
llis moiety in trust, tile joy shall lead'
To the blest world when parting is unknown.
Barn's in Town once More,
D l not pass him by. The ports are clear of ice,
and goods are reaching their destination.
1 am now receiving daily my Spring stock of
goods, consisting in part of
Bonche, do. qts. anad ptsa;
Miutmt do. do.
Nectar Whiskey and all other brands that nrc to
be had in this miarket or Augusta.
Smoked Beef, Pickles, Preserves. Raisins. Figs,
Smoked To'ngtues, Ketchup, Almonds, and all other
kinds of Nuts, Crushed Stgar, Ground, Ioti, &o.
Rio Cofic, Laguira, Java, Rice, Flour, superior.
quality, Mlackerel, whole, half quarter and kittas
Maaronl, Adamantine and Sperm Candles, and a.
variey of other articles too numerous to mention.
T. E. BOWERS, Agt.
Iamburg, A pril 16. tf 13
Important to Planters.
TpHOSE wishing to obtain the best plow for "al'
towork," are invited to examine Warlick's Im
proved Plow. A specimen may be seen at tho Post.
Lfice in Edgefield. Persons interested, are re-*
uested to call and judge for themselves.
Edgefield, A pril 8, 1856.
The following certificates speak for themselves.
LAFAvEs, Ala. Oct. 8,1855.-We the under
signed having used Noah 'Warlick's Patent Plew,
lurinag the Last season, state, for the benefit of those'
vho have tnot used it, that we believe it to he superior.
o any plow we ever saw or used, and for durability
and cheatpness it cannot be surpisted.
Moas G. Tuowsns A. G. McCaus,
Batronrc STAMrs, T. SHANNON,
L Ewis ScnaUzsstsa, Tuocs. J1. Waxarow,
Was. L. CaArors, Jonr. R. Aitrcats,
Aczazson Faiatav, atec BAaxes,
IItlxrsTZLLE, August 30, 1855.-We the under
signed have seen Noah Warlick's Patent Improvedl
Plow at work thtis day, and we feel no hesitancy Ia
nononeing it to be superior to any plow that we'
tave ever seen, for efficiency in turning sod, depths
if cut, and ease of draft, and that we admire th'e
nanner of attaching the subsoil, bull tongue, turn
ng points, anad scraper to the sme stock, and obeer.
ully recommenad it to the farming interests of our,
Svrsta S. Ewiao G. W. LAaumnoms,
RosIar H ANcocK, Dn. F. JoRana,
J. B. Batoroan, Rossar Fassax, .,
Tauos. W. Wutara, R. G. Scorr,
JOHN R F Hazwz~urr, C. W. VINE.W
Wx. C. Vaxcenr,
Ta.ansoA, Dee. 6, 1855.-I hereby certify that
have purchased and use.d W~arlick's Patent Plow
n sowing wh rat this fall in grassy lands,land in.
ightly pleased with it. It has an advantage over
Ly plow with which I am acquainted in plowing
eeply and clogging less in turf, land..Several of.
leigh bors have used it, and are. all well' sar' .e
nd seem to consider it as having tadvanth-eohe
ny plow in use, in grassy IanJl, for .idursinam
;oud work JOEL W.WA . . y
A pril 16
~NE 6ret rate seeona and % RIAG4f.f
ail 'y- A'(C NE
i did others) that he scarcely observed them at all at fi
i place, from the beginning toothe end of summer.- i
d the mention of the COLONEL's name reminds us it
it we omitted to enumerate him as one of the Orange a
ills community. He has.a delightful location a half- d
le above that of Ma. CLARK SixNtIs. The fnest t
ve of live-oak we saw was immediatelt in front of n
house. Mrs. D. had also the finest garden we saw 0
peas, beets, Irish potatoes, strawberries &c. in full V
ist. We were kindly presented on the eve of our
parture with three noble cabbage-heads from this
*rden. Un'uckily, some scoundrel cabbaged them
j another sense) on the wharf at Savannah.-Col. D.
State Engineer for Florida, and a gentleman of con.
lerable political influence.
No goed is without its evil. We have alluded to
e -pleasures of a Florida excursion. And yet there
a one or two things which are certainly draw-hacks a
on the full enjoiyment of those pleasures. One of
ese is the eternal presence of.some poor consumptive
every boat and at almost every stoppIng place. To
te unaccustomed to such things these sightsare pain- I
i, appealing as they do to one" deepest sympathics
r suffering humanity. Going on for instance, we
Ld aboard an unfortunate woman who, between he' t
orrhages and paroxysms, kept t he passengers in an tins
ensan' state of uneasiness half the way. And, re
rlnng, there was along one Man In the very last
:ges of that awful disease, besides the corpse of
tother who had sunk beneath the same malady.
hese unfortunates are sent un from the North ly phy
cians as a last resort, and of couroe many of them
ie before they have been out long.-It is said that
nsumptives ie more easily under the warm sun of
lorida.-From the fact of their being so often in a
ate of hopeless despair when they reach this latitude,
te natives of St. Augustine term them " Diehearts,"
singular and rather unfeeling mode of speech.
There is one thing to be said ir the atmosphere of
te St. John's. The air :s certainly bracing and even
hilerating-at least such was our experience. The
-mark was made by some resident that " a man never
lt the need of champagne here ;" and really we
iought we realized the truth of tile assertion. For
ie whole time of our short stay, our animal spirits
ere buoyant to a degree that we are unused to even
the pure pine-region of old Edgefield. It might
ave been the mere change of climate, or it might have
een our happy surroundings ; at all events such was
For want of further room, we must here pause.
CV' THE English, and nearly every other people,
ave given up all hope for the safety of the steamer
rg Tux hnsiness of breeding rate is said to be
arried on in iew York-kid gloves are made out of
gW THE bill to extend the right of suffrage to
olored citizens has been lost in the Wisconsin Senate
y a vote of 13 to 6.
gW STAMPEDE.-The following paragraph is from
in English paper:
" Twenty-one husbands have abscnnded from Sun
lerlaid, and the parochial autho-ities have offered a
eward of ?21 for the %hole lot, or ?1 rer head."
fl' TEN or fifteen corn dealers in Edinburg,
coland, have lately failed. Aggregate liabilities
tbout two million dollars.
ET JuHN W. ARGYLE, an old and greatly respect.
d citizen of Tallahassee, Fla., died at his residence
,n that city, on the 30th ult.
ggr Wnv is the letter K like a pig's tail! Because
it is the end of pork.
g'Th ER E is a young 'man in Cincininati so mod.
at that lhe wtil not " embrace ani opportunity."
Egr TitE people of Scotland are said to be almost
manimously opposed to anything like war between
the United States and Englan I.
ggP'THE receipts by the American Colonization
Society from the 20th February to the 20th March,
amounied to $l,813,89.
Ei'- A person lookirig at sadme skeletons the other
lay, asked a young doctor present where lie got them.
flSP THE Camden .ournal says that the- De Kalb
Factory property was sold nt auction on Monday
last, to Capt. T1. Long, for $5,000.
E:r THEa New York Bible Society is meditating
the plan of publishing the Bible In newspaper form
for more general circulation.
!E'P A late Illinois paper contains the announre
men f the marriage of RI. W. Wolf to Mary L.
Lamb. " The wolf and the lamh shall lie down to
gether, and a little child shall lead thiem"--after a
gg"TR~EE hundred and sixty thousand dollars
hav. already beeni suhscribed to the Utiversity to he
located at Gre-enshor.', Ala., and its friends say they
will start it wit h $400,000.
gg TntaEE hundredl tons of stigar passed over the
Chicago and Rlock Island Railroad, last week, to
Chiceiro, destined for onie house in that city.
gg A letter from the IndIan agent at Apache, in
New Mexico, gives an account of the killing of six
lotoriotis Indian thieves who have been committing
lepredations in that count ry-amongst them Califor
ia Jo, a famous robber. Thmings look more favorable
$EF TnE Kentucky American says "the whiskey
-rop" will be greater the coming season than it has
1een for years in Kentitecky. If this is true, there will
> an increased demand for the other Kentucky crop
!gtr A Frenchtnan has recently laid claim to five
nillion of dollars worth of propery in the centre of
San Francisco. His claim lha been emnirmed, which
,casions an immence excitement amung :he citizens.
3W" A FrotXTMENT.-The President has appointed
m. E. Burns, surveyor of the, Customs at Jackson
tille, Fla. vice Ed ward WV. Ward, removed.
gg' Fzaas.-Thetre were 32 fires in the United
itates last month, so far as known, where the lose in
:ash was $10,000; 15 were manufacturies. The total
us was $1,021,000. The losses by fire for the three
onths of the year were 03,094,000.
gg' A new postofilee lia been established at Tem
lemai's Mills, in Spartanburg District, and David
~ollins appointed postmaster.
W' AT THE STaKE.-Thle negro who murdered
'ir. Capeheart, an1 overseer, at Mit. Meigs, Ala., on
tie 1st inst., wa taken out by the citizens on the next
ay and burned to death. lie acknowledged his guilt
ihile at the stake.
gg' NEW Post Office. Table Mountain, Pickens
istrict, South Carolina ; S. D). Keith, postmaster.
HIUSDiA~ AND WIFE-The LegIsilture of
eorgia hats passed ain act to define the liabilities
f the husibanid fear the debts of the wife, and to
efine the linbiitiesof property received through
te wife fur the debts oh the husbatnd existing
t the timle of tihe marriage. It provides that
hcrfte-r, wheni persons intertmarry, the hus
and "hall tnot be liable for the debts of the
:ife further than the property received through
o wife will sattisfy, atnd that the property re
eved by the huabantd through the wife shall in
o csew be liable for theo debte, defaulta, or con
rits of the hus~band existing at the time of the
arriage." Severni other $tates have looked
ito anid secured women's rights itt this impor
inried on the 12th March last at IllisVille, i
Ia. Mr. I1. C. .iaamz, laqr., formerly of Edge. I
e~ld, . C. to Miss. 1:LuzaBE-rt ELLs, or Columbia
DI ED, at her residence, near Cambridge, S. C., on
undaynih,S30th March, Mae. ANN F. WILIt~~Ax,
sort ofr.iiio. WV. Williams, dee'd.,and daughter
'Reeves arid Sarah Martin, (also dec'd) aged 52i
tars. She became the wife of Dr. W. on 7th July,
124. and a metmber of the Fellowshaip Baptist Church
spt. 11th, 1831, and after spending 24 years and 6
oithisint the service of her divine master, she calmly
id sweetly fell asleep in Jesus, at 8 o'clock e. K., on
e day referred to. Inspiration teaches. us that " the r
emory of 'lie just ts blessed"-that the " righteous I
tall be held in everlasting remembrance." It ispleas- a
it to contemplate the life of those who had the " Lord
r a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty."
It:ie life of those whose will and affecations have been-.
ought in to sweet subordination to the Gospel,. and
ery thought and desire sanctified by the spirit of
xl, we have not only the moral grandeur of the4
ristian character, but an argument in favor of our