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From t'e New Orleans Picayune. Aug. 16.
TE LAST ISLAND CALiTY-URTHER PA3
We are favored with the following letter from
Mr. Duperier, giving an account of the sad catas.
BAYOU Bcr, Aug. 14. 1856.
Dear Pic: You may have heard ere this reach.
es you of the dreadful catastrophe which hap.
potted on Last Island, on Sunday the 10th inst.
As one of the suf'erers it becomes my duty to
chronicle one of the most melancholy events
which has ever occurred. On Saturday night,
the 9th inst., a heavy northeast wind prevailed,
which excited the fears of a storm in the minds
of many; the wind increased gradually until
about ten o'clock on Sunday mornitg, when
there existed no longer any doubt that we were
' threatened with imminent danger. From that
time the wind blsw a perfect hurricane; every
building upon the island giving way, one after
another, until nothing remained. At this mo
ment, every one sought the most elevated point
on the island, exerting themselves at the same
time to avoid the fragments of the buildings,
which were scattered in every direction by the
wind. Many persons were wounded; some
mortally. The water at this time (about two
o'clock p. m..) commenced rising so rapidly from
the bay side, that there cotuld be no longer any
doubt that the island wou!d be submerged. The
scene at this moment forbids description. Men,
women, and children were seen running in every
direction, in search of some means of salvation.
The violence of the wind, together with the
rain, which fell like hail, and the sand which
blinded their eyes, prevented many from reach
ing the objets they had aimed at.
At about 4 o'clock, the Bay and Gulf currents
met, and the sea washed over the whole island.
Those who were so fortunatte as to find some
object to cling to. were seen floating in all di
rections. Many of them, however, were sepa
rated from the straw to which they clung for
life, and launched into eternity ; others were
washed away by the rapid current, and drowned
before they could reach their point of destina
tion. Many were drowned from being stunned
by scattered fragments of the building, which
had been blown asunder by the storm; many
others were crushed by floating timbers and logs,
which were removed from the beach, and met
them on their journey. To attempt a descrip
tion of this sad event would be useless. No
words could depict the awtul scene which oc
curred on the night between the 11th and 12th
inst. It was not until the next morning. thte
12th, that we could ascertain thu extent of the
disaster. Upon my return, after having drifted
for about twenty hours, I found the steamer
Star, which had'arrived the day before, and was
lying at anchor, a perfect wreck, nothing but her
hull and boilers, and a portion of her tatchino
ry remaining. Upon tis wreck the lives of a
large number were saved. Towards her each
one directed his path, as he was recovered from
the deep, and was welcomed with tears by his
followsufferers, who had been so fortunate as
to escape. The scene was heart-rendinig ; the
good fortune of many a poor individual int being
saved, was blighted by the news of the loss ot
a father, brother, sister, wife or some near re-la
tive. I will not prolong the detail of thiis un
paralleled catastrophe. (The writer here aipends
a list of the drowned and killed, and also a list
of the survivors, which we deem unnecessary to
As I before slated, not a singlo building with
utood the storm. rTe loss of properly ts im
mense, amouniting to at least $100,000 : the
principal snife-rers being John Muggaha & Co.,
Thomas Maskell, P. C. Bithel, Goy. Heberl,
Thomas Mlille, L. Desory, Lytnch, Nash, A. Co
mean, and othiers. Tihe loss of baggage beong
ing to the visitors on the islanid at the time.
which is complete, amounts to at least $5,000, be
sides about 810.000 in money ont those whto
were drowned, which was nearly all recovered
by a set of pirates who inhabited the islanid.
The bodies of those who were recovered had
been invariably robbed by these men. it was
an awful scene to see the avidity of these heart
less beings to pillage the dead. I hope that the
hand of .iustice will ltke hold of them and dis
pose of them as they deserve.
I cannot terminate the report of this ad event
without lauding the zeal of all the survivors in
rendering to each other mutual assistatnce. TIhe
self-denial and zeal displayed by Capt. Stmith, of
the steamer Star, and his officers, arnd of Capt.
Thomas Ellis, of Terrebonne, deserve special
commendationi. The thanks of the survivors
are also due to Capt. Atchison, of the Major
Aubrey ; Capt. Mleynier, of the Orioni; Capt.
Dardennies, of the Blue Hammock : and Judge
Baker, who came to the relief of the sufferers
nte sootn as they heard the news of the disaster.
It is deeply to be regretted that the bodies of
most of lte'vie'ims were plundered as above
stated ; but the 'fact is beyottd question, althoutgh
every effort was made, where possible, to pre
T1he itnterment of bodies found exposed, was
carefully attended to; but itn a number of in
stances the elements had done the work. The
waters carried to a depth of several feet of sand
and debris, on some parts of the island, anid
have everywhere so changed its surface, thai
those formerly acqtutinted with it could no longer
recognize it. Many bodies rest beneath the
graves thus made for them by nature. Peace to
their manes. S. S.
MEETING IN MOBILE.
Withitn the last three or tour days conside-a
ble excitement has existed in the community,
growing out of the discovery that publicatins
of an incendiary and insurrectionary charatcter
were being vetnded in this eity, by Mecasrs. Strick
land & Upson, Booksellers. In consequence ofi
this discovery, a meetinig of some of our best,
calmest and most infiuential citizenas was called,
to consider the pr. priety of takitng some actior
in the matter, with the view ol' protecting the
community, by prompt suppression of the evil.
A committee was appointed to inivestigate the
matter, and 'after a careful, deliberate and tho.
rough investigation, they reported to a second
meeting that they had arrived at the conc lusions
The character of the evidence and of the
books brought before the Committee is such
that it would be unsafe and danigerous to make
them public. It was therefore determined,sim
ply to annonnce the conclusions at which they
The following are the conclusions attained by
the Committee, which have been handed us for
"1. That Messrs. Strickland & Upson have
wilfully and intentionally deceived the meetint
in regard to the procurement and sale of the
books in question, and that their satements or
the subject, in view of the existing facts of the
ease, clearly ascertained, are little better thtan a
tissue of falsehoods throughout.
" 9. That these two persons are either in prin
e iple, abolitionists, and anxious to propagate
their faith on that subject among slaves and
slave owners; or
3S. They are unscrupulous and unprincipled
speculators without any just sense of moral re
sponsibility, and willing to make money by the
iudlsatspte sole $au pnd every kind ol
ban'ha. t'o aby n'nd a ibb v.
"In either case they are dangeroua persons in
a slaveholding community, and ought to be ejec
ted from it,
" It is however de.irable, for the purpose of
1 exact justice, and in order to preserve that ex
alted conservative charaeter which has always
distinguished Southern Communities, that this
ejection should be peaceable and without the
least personal violence, and the committee would
deprecnte as the last of evils, and as a stain op
on Southern elarace~r any resort to violence, or
any excess in accomlplishing the end proposed.
The commitee, therefore, recommend that C
thr.'e persons he appointed to wait on Mlessrs. 3
Willi'mt Strickland and Edwin Upson, and an
flounce the conclusion at which the meeting has
arrived, and to inform them that unless they
leave the city within lice days, we canro guar. e
antce their pr rsunal safety." a
The report of the committee was unammon<- it
lv adopted, and, in pursuance of it, three gen- t<
tlemen were appointed to wait upon Messrs.
Strickland and Upson. Yesterday morning these
gentlemen proceeded to the store of Messrs.
Strickland and Upson, and ascertained that they .
had already left the city. v
It is proper that wo should state that we are B
informed that both Strickland and Upson were 4
present at the first meeting, and were heard in F
their defence. ii
While the high character of the gentlemet ,
who compose: the meeting afforded an ample ,
guaranty to all who were cognizant of the facts t
that everything would be done "decently and in
order," we are yet gratified to know that all cause J
for further excitement is removed by the prompt c
departure of these men.
'he firm and prompt, yet moderate, course
pursued by the Committee, is worthy of all "
praise. It is calculated to produce a high moral P
effect. and will be cordially endorsed and sus- a
tamed by the entire community. P
[Mobile Register, August 17. a
From the Cha-h-aton Courier. Aug. 22. e
ALEAJDER CARROLL. E
We record, with-sadness and sorrow, the re- g
moval by death, of one whose labors and servi- ,t
ces have, for live years, been applied to these al
columns with a fidelity, zeal and success of which B
our constant readers are better qualified to judge w
than we are to write, under the shock of such a
loss. Alexander Carroll, Esq., late assistant edi
bur of this journal, expired at nine o'clock yes- ti
tetd:tv evening, in his lodging at the Pavilion
Hotel, on the fifth day of an attack of illness
which, from the first, was deemed threatening. b
He was attacked on Saturday evening with bitl e
ious cholic, in a very violent form, and for some b
hours endured severe pain, but obtain relief so h
far as to excite the hopes of many of his friends.
At an early hour of yesterday (Thursday),
Mr. Carroll, in full consciousness and possessiot
of his faculties, so far as cou!d be judged, sum- ir
mooed those friends to whom he wi-hed to en- ha
trust the management of his affiirs, and received
afterwards pastoral monitions nud preparatory ?
'ffices of the sad occasion from the Rev. Dr.
BIachman. Throughcut the day he seemed to
sink gently ?and steadily, with a few flickering r
emrts of yielding life to rally, and thus quietly, of
and as all around deemed, conscious!y and peace
fully passed away.
Mr. Carroll was born in the year 1818, in "
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Engand, and alter it
a preparatory edunation at a school in Somerset- fii
shire, was admitted in 1837 to Queen's College,
Oxford, and after some time spent there, receiv
ed anhonorable dismissal.
In the spring of 1851, he became connected ni
with the editorial staff of this journal, and so w
remained until his decease. Of his tabors and h
success in this cnpacity, it is difficult for us to oj
speak adequately, and we therefore omit at
temlpts at a deseliption whieh, without doing
justice to him, mighlt seem assumption in us.
We caln say, however, in brief, that in a post of
duty and babor. engrossing anid tryinlg the cont
eption of any who have not attempted it prac
tically, he was ever found prompt, ready and
wilinig, to tthe best of his judgment and inmor
laMMENSE CONFLAGRATION AT ClCAco.-A e
great fire occurred at Chicago on the nligtht of ~
the 131th inst., whiebh destroyed property to thle
amount of 3100,000. It appears while Mr.
Antuon Burlingamte, of Massachusetts, was in
faming men'l's mnindswitth an ineendiary speech.h
another evil doer in a different piortioan of the
city was setting tire to a hotnse. Tthe MiCbigan ~
Soutthern Freight Depots, tthe Rock Island Ho
tel, tthe WVatker House, RLobin~on's wairehiouse,o
Goss & Pllitp's sash factory, two dwelling a
houses an~d seveLn railroad cars were bullned. In at
tile freighlt depot about (1000 bu.thets of wheaim U
and about a hunldred btarrets of stigar were de N
stroyed. The property genlerally wats uinstured.
GREATr DEsTRtUCTIoS of4 1'toPERTY IN I.oUtsr
ANA.-The stornm onl Sund:iv, the 10th inst., e'X
tended toSI. Mary's PaissLa nddd m
men'tse damage to the croips. The canec anld c-orl
tropjs aire almtost totatly rnined, and sugar hou- 3
ses were blo wn down in alt direc tiotn. A t Frank- Ii
lini, the Odd Fellw's lialt and other building. '
were tunrooh'ed. 'IThe totalt loss ill St.- Mtny's 9
Pri-h is computed at nlot less than halt' a mil
ROBBING TIIE MAIL. - Wec learnl that a malie il
rider by thie name oaf Curiir or Currie, was at- It
rested and imprisuoned in Dnllas, on Mondzay d
lst for roabbing the mnail between Newtoni and g
Yorkville. He confessed the fact and told ho(w tI
he succeeded in getting thle letters out. and thu ,t
he had purtoined drafts and halt' ntotes, whieb lie b
burnt-the whlole bills hte had usued. He slates
that the mail rider from Lincototon to Morgan
ton had totd him he Ilmd beenl lobbing tie mail I
and suggested to hlimf to do so too. The plan
aopted to get the teuiers out, as they had no
key, was to pull the packages between thle stee
ples. This other rider will also beuarrested.- ~
North Carolina Whig.
A NEW SwINDLE.-The Chicago Tribuneu
says: "An Ann-riennt Jew, w ho gavre his natme
New York, has bien selling a number of Chiica- 0
o merchants after the .following fashion: lL'
goes roun~d the city with a sample of indigo e
put up in small woodetn boxes, and makes colt- U
tracts to deliver a quantity of the boxes at $9 e
per gross. The boxes which lhe thas delivered a
have been fotund to contain at precionts deal moore y
Iof pine wood thtan indigo, but as the labels ii
were so pasted ais to keep the covers tight. the- c
Itrick was not discovered untit too late to catch e
tie trickster. Look out for the Indigo Matn !" g
Ir. GANGER was not serionaly ilmared in I
te affray with Mr. McMttllen. '1The affray oce- hi
curred in an omnibus, and both parties bear ti
mark. of' violten-:e. The faucts appear to be as I
follows: '[Tie part ies were riditng in aln omnni- ii
bus, wvhe'n a comiversat ion arose on the A rmy
hilt proviso. McMuohen saiid that t he South
wold stand lby thle constitutionl, Mr Granger
replied that it' they did not, a Republiean P'resi
dent would make them. Whereupon, McMullent
said lie would not the atddressed in that waty by
a youngeur ntan. Gr'ingei' replied-" I waive mv tu
age" Methlullenl thenl seized Granger round
the nleck, hioldinig doawn his henad, amid stuck hitm n
two ltows, drawing btood tutnder the eye and
under the ear. They we're then separated by a
Col. Chester, of the l'hilatdelphia Inquirer. a
KANsAS CIrY.-A correspondent of the St.
Louis Advertiser, writing from Kansas City,
I wish at present to give your readers, espe
cially those that would intquire, an introduction
to our eitv. It is situated on the west bank of'
the Missouri river, ti'o and a half miles betow
Fort Leave aworth, on tand not qutite its high as
the common level of' this country, yet dry~ and
undulating, wiih a small tivitng stream running
through ils midst. A portion of coutntry occu- U
pyiig a space of from six to eight squairo miles, P
inluding time governiment improvements, lad 0
the city is bounded on the north and w~est by a
rang" of high bluffs, which f'urnish an abundant e
supply of stone as well as a shield frotm the
strong win~ds that frequently rise from those di
rections. From these bluffs the scenery shows t1
exquisitely fine. This is destined to be the y
great commercial city west of St Louis. Our t'
ity is only about eightteen or twenty wonthis of
age. and yet we have about that many hun
dred inhabitants. These sre mostly Americans, al
but we have quite a sprinkhing of Irishmen and I
nans. mal i fi Arnd
ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1856.
The Rev. Mr. BsLLINCER will preach in the
Imrch of the Redeemer (Mrs. Baonxs') on Sunday
let. Inst. Service to commence at 11 o'clock A. M.
We are gratified at having an opportunity once in a
hile (as this week for instance) of giving our readers
variety of interesting general intelligence upon onr
side colmns. The news from Kansas is referred
as being of 'a most startling character.
THE BROOKS DINNER.
A note has just reached ts from the neiebhnrhaond of
16 Depot. stating the fact that the citizens of that
icinity are moving spiritetly in the matter of the
noos Dinner. spoken of through the press of the
h Congressinnal District some weeks since. The
defield Committee is therefore requeted to meet at
is place on saledny next to take action in the premi
s. That committee consists of the fuilnwing gentle
en: Mai. R. A. ADDISON.. Mai. Z. W. CawI.z.
1. N. Mona:. Col. JOtN S. SNYLY. .IAMP.S Rrcn
naoN. Capt. A. J. HAMM'.Nn. S. F. Coon.. Capt.
NF.s B. G IrriN. Capt. Wtr.zy HA an ICON. a Renn
oerpa and S. MArttws. It is hoped that there
ill he a full attendance of these gentlemen. Their
ames are sufficient to warrant Edgefield's doing her
trt haenlsomlv. Yet it may he. an awkard thnsiness
ithout ample consiltation and agreement on their
trt. Ience the neceesity for the attendance of each
ut every one of them on Monday next.
" Abbeville district," says our correspnndent, "will
into the di-'ner strong; and if nootherdietricts but
tyrfieltl and Abbeville unite, a large affair can he
tten tip." We learn further that 96 Depot is now
token of as the pla ce. A golden goblet from Abbeville
d a silver one from '96 are to be presented to Col.
rooKs on the day of the dinner. Other testimonials
ill doubtless be in readiness from other quarters. But
e are sure the most gratifying manifestation to our
ember will be a grand rally of his constituents. Let
e Edgefield Committee hold concert with others im
ediately in this matter; let a dinner be prepared
ithout fail, big enough and good enough for every
dy; And, last but not least, let everybody go up to the
ast, to do honor to a man who has stood forth so no
,y in defence of the fame of South Carolina and the
nor of South Carolinians.
THE HOLLAND WHEAT.
The wheat advertised by DANIEL HoLLAND, Esqr.,
our last number, is the finest decidedly we ever be
-Id. The 'Squire has acted with a truly generous
tlic spirit in letting it go at the usual prices. Fur
hat we gut of it, we would not now take three times
i purchase money. Next year there will be enough
iced to supply many planters. This is one instance
what a little care will do. Two years ago 'Squire
O.LAND received three small papers of this valuable
:d frotm the Patent Oflice collections. Next year,
ell nigh on to a thousand bushels of it will be raised
this district. This is one of the ways (and no tri
g one at that) of doing good to one's fellowmen.
Mr. BeN. MURRCL oflers hi< place for sale, five
iles from town on the Columbia road. Any one
ishing a really choice situation, upon which to live
alhy and comfortably, would do well to watch this
HAMMOND & LARK.
The seeond bale of new cotton for the Hamburg
arket was received by the ahove named firin on Fri
y last. It was from tlte plantation of Mr. G. A.
cKIL, and brought 12k eents. In this coonee'tiotn
take pleasure in recomtmending te House of
AxNNUN & LAncg to the pubtlic of this and the suir
uding Districts. They have tfacilities for a large
iness antI will assuredly do all that any two active,
terprising and honorable men can do to give utniver.
I satisfaction. We are glad to see our llamaburg
n of business spurring up to renewed exertion. It
gtr a floutrishing trade for te ensuing season.
d such the good old market deserves; for it mtust
admitted that it is sulperior itt all respects to atny
er in the State this side oi Charleston. Let our
.ctuntry frie.nds note thte complete preparedness of
r llnmhutrg dealers and shape their arrangements
cordingly. Attd w hile t:hey do tnot forget the old
nds of St~lr, S-roxas, atnd others, let them be
ire to remembter the new and promnising im of UA.
>NO & L~na.
The last number of this review is upon our table,
I of interest atnd admtirahle itn execu tion. The list of
ieces fur this quarter as as follows :" 1st, Greek in
is ?tiddle Ages ;2d, Our Organs of Destructiveness.
, The Men of Science int the M iddlle Ages; 4th, IlTe
inite ; 5it, Sleep anad Dreams; Gilt, Miracles; 7th,
urs Amteritan Ortnhtlttogy; 8ith, Tihe Crusades;
t, lelatu's Phltednn ; Critical Notices.
THAT SOCIAL 'CUE
Wz must be permitted to make mention of thtat de
httit barbecue at .JENNtNGs's Spring Otn rthursday
t. It was a day tof social festivity such as we eel
m enjoy. The dinner was sttperbly cooked anid
oriosly relished. Gr.od-httur antd ftun prevailed
rougout the dlay. Music of the finest too lent its
marina tn the necasion. And whtat a spot for a neigh
~rhtnd ditnner ! in a shady vale, trogh which wan
rs a rippling stream, with htilt-sides rising on eithemr
de, makittg as it we-ie n inrcd l all int the w ild weouis
wa s ceriniy, on'that 21st of A ngttat, a very amphi
ea ire of frolieksc'me de lighat. Thte carousals of Robitt
roodi and htis merry men were called up more thtan
ce by thte scertes of te day. Try it again.
TIlE FRUIT CAME AT LAST.
Te grapes and pltums front Capt. Lvoas reached
safely atid in good contdition after etitdry mishaps
d delays. And really they were deliciotns. Delici
is that is ntot enough to say of te grapes. Thtey
r ntoble. The bunch ,of the Black Ilamburg vari
y especlally, nas a sight wortht ite seeing. But the
reing wais nothing to t he tastittg. As one a fter anoth
they mehted upon our palate, the conviction hecame
ronger and stronger, tat the man whto raised item
as a ptublic benefactor. For is it not a public hene
ectiotn, to show (as Mr. Lyoas has (lone) the practi
athility of rearing sucht fruit as itis upon our Sotuth
n slpes? The White Fontignac is also a beautifttl
rape; and thtose Yellow Cages are magnificent. By
ue way, Captaitn, we htave a fine root of the White
ttignac and a pretty good one of thte Black 11am
urg. ITey came from yotur garden. The White Fun.
gna: bore two or three butn che-s itis season. The
amurg bore ttonie. Please tell us how to treat thett
The Edgefid District Agricultusral FaIr.
le Exeenttive Cttttttittee htaxalppineed Saturday
thme 2d1 w eek of October Coturt, for the first Fair of
te Edgefield District Agrienbtural Society.
It is hoped thtat the first shtow of stock, and agricul
rat prodttets itt getteral. that our District will make,
n t sltsort a notice, will do credit to the commence
ett. Atnd as " tall oaks from little acorns grow,"~
.ar people may, in time, become the best producers of
I that is chtnice in agriculture, anti whtose energy,
till and indttstry shtall whtiien every sea with thte
uils of her growing commerce.
Cotra & Scoo'rla.
We htearty second the above appeal of Messrs. COr.
a & Scoo ra a. But where is utur Edgefield Socie
?Why can it not meet and make sonic definite
reparatory arrangemt'rt? In Fairfiehil such his
en thme course adopted, and we see in a late nuttber
the Register a onig list of pietniums offered in all
o varit us departments of agricultural skill. Can
*e not, at least, approach the public spirit and hiber
hity of our Fairfield fellow-citizens? Can we not
repare g routids, charge a small amount for entrance
'tock, &c., as w ell as for the admission of specia
irs, and in this way be etabled to put tup a few silver
ups if nothing more!? We shall see.
I27 The receipts of cotton at New Orleans, for
a cmmercial year, nowv show an increase on last
r to same date of 468,000. The receipts of new cot
nt are 209 bales, against 48 bales of last year to date.,
gg The last news from Mexico states that the
ies of churcht property were progressing steadily and
roerously. It was supposed that the gov ment
This body adjourned on the 18th instant without
passing the Army Appropriation Bill. The President
conceived it to be his duty to call an extra session im
mediately, to procure ha passage by another efihrt if
passible. He has doneiio. The extra session begun
on the 21st. The resit has not reached us. The
probability was that thasaid Appropriation Bill would
still he negatived by the Black Republicin provise.
If so, some think the ary will disband, as there is
no enemy soldiers dread:more than the prospect of no
pay. Others are of opjpinon that action sufficiently
timely may yet he taken early next session, in cnnnec
tion with the Deficisoncrlill. lut suppose the Black
lepiblicnns still retain'their strength and obstinacy!
Meetings nnght to be held nll over the Sith at once.
eneouraging and nreingour Congressmen to yield nn
step further to the darin'g encroachments of Ahnlition
ism. Let them he instructed to enact a separation of
the antagnnistic States'ipon the occurence of theverv
next outrage. .et that separation come, peaceable if
it can, forcible if it mut.
OUR NEXT CmVERNOR.
Several names have been suggested for our next
gubernatorial term, and among them that of the lion.
F W. Pic ta' of Edgefield. Our neighbor of the
Informer. in putting hiii name f rward fur that high
office. has ht expressgfi the sentiment of the whole
people of our District. That we did not respond to it
immediately, way not from any indiference to the
nomination. We thought it time ennugh to do this
after otler sections of the Slate had spoken. They
have now done so, to some extent; and several gentle
men of high character are nominated by their respec
tive friends for the position in question. Either of
these gentlemen would- discharge the ditties of that
position with credit to hiikelf and honnr to the State.
There is no fear on that score. Yet there is a choice
to be made; and, as the time approaches for making
that choice, it is well enough for each District to speak
out its preference plainly and fairly. We repeat then.
that F. W. PiCKENS is the choice and preference of
Edgefield ; and she would most respectfully urge his
election. She does sn, becau-e lie is a patriot identi
fied with the people of his State by all the holy ties of
ancestry and nativity; because he is a tried son, who
has never swerved from the high path of political duty
set before himself in early life and shaped in accord
ance with the purest States Rights creed ; because he
ias, in idays past, served his District and Sta'e with
an ability and fidelity that have placed his name high
upon the list of American Statesmen ; and lastly. be
cause he is eminently deserving a compliment (like
this) at the hands of South Carolina, which she is
wont to confer upon her distinguished sons as a mark
of her approbation and applause.
It has been said, and with much show of reason,
that the approaching term may prove to be one of the
most trying character. If the difficulties that now
present themselves are not speedily obviated, it may
well be that the next two years shall embrace the
history of some great change in American affairs.
And the occasion may arise, in the Executive depart
ment of out State government, fur the exeretse of a
high order of statesmanship. The Governors of
States may indeed find themselves standing on grounds
of as weighty responsibility as the President of the
Union himself. Edgefield presents her distinguished
son as the very man for such an occasion. His char
acter, his judgment, lii. political information, and his
sterling antecedents all point to him as the citizen pe
culiarly fitted to adurn and illustrate the Chief Magis.
tracy of a sovreign commonwealth in times of real
peril to the public weal.
This is the seasotn for these, our largest religious as
senblage-. A round of tem is now going on in
Edgefield. The turnout at Dry Creek Church on lat
Sabbath is said to have been immense. The Reverend
Messrs. W ATKItNs, Noaa is, and Banory~a were the of
ficiating clergymen. The meeting will continue, we
presume, throughout the week. We have not learned
that there is, thus far, any thing like a revival with
any of the Churches. A few only were baptised at
Stephen's Creek Church, where, last year, more than
a hundred co-iverus were numbered. Thislatter fact,
indeed, may account for the small numuber this season.
They were nearly all gathered last year. There may
be something too, in thue preaching. A very sensible
miister of the Gospel~ather surprised us the othter
day by remarking "that he lhad not heard a good ser.
mon in a twelve-month." lie spoke candidly, and we
dare say lie was right itt his opinion. rThe truth is, a
good sermon is a really rare thing.
Since the above was penned a note hass been handed
to us, in which the writer ays : " The Baptist Church
at Mt. Lebanon (or Sweet Wanter) in this District, un
der thes pastoral care of R1ev. G. II. Cr.Ia-rr, of Geor
gia, lies experienced a gracions revival. Fifteen mem
bers were added to the Church, and two yotung bredh
reni commenced exhortation."
We find the following complimentary notice of the
Souftern Light i n a late niumberuif the South Weetern
BatisI. Knowing -hat the omoidesty of the Light's
editor wotuld never suffer him to exhibit it throughi his
own columils, wie take pileasuire in giving the extract
a place in ours, if for nothitag else b~ut to show onr
nututal readers how this yog monthly is already
appreciated by its co-laborers.
"Sou-rat aN Ltattr.-Thiis "Indepemiuent Religious
Literary Journtl" continues to be a welcome visitor
to our office. The Edlitor, E. L. Whatley, is a very
rare man. Some wng mauy yet write his epitaph as
oue diud for lien Johnson :0 , rare Ed. Whmatley !'"
"No disparegemuent, reader. Seldom do wve fintd a
man who posseses the rate comnbtuatiions of logie, rhe
toric, wit, refitned and waggi-h severity, nmihiness
bit that's enough. His 'Light' is like himself.
" He is ofteni getitng into scrapes, umnitentional al
ways. But hie gets~ out. Sumetimes lhe writes out by
mental power; sometimes fights out ; sometimes conl
fesses out. unhurt, ever.
"We t.reidict that the tinme is not distant whent
brother Whailey still only allow such articles to go
ir.tuo his journal as h~is aurn clear heuad tand gitod hear'
aproves. The-n lhe '.ill nor experience the mis hpe
of the Prophet's "speckled bird, the birds round about
beir~g against her."
"Sonic men you may whip into harness ; others you
may flatter, big, antd so on ; but there i, a class that
you have to let alone and they will correct their own
errtts anid indiscretio~ns. We sake it, that if you let
E. L. Whatley alone, lie will always correct said E.
L. Whbadey. So, friend Whr.tley, i yo!u hatre errors,
we tutrn you n1er to yoturseif for correction.
"The wtork has reached its 8th No. Pub'lished
monthly, at Edgefield. 8. C., at $2 per annumi. Is is
nt euiough to ay that it is worib thes money."
SOMETHING FROM THlE MACHINE.
Our imp took us out ptivately yesterday morning
and placeed in our band, very conifidenitially, ihe follow
ing efitusion, whispering at the same time the intelli
gecee that, " a fter a long seige of tryinug anid fixing
ad screwing, lie had just sneceeded in getting ont oif
the old machine ttp-stairs a;piece of poetry in to K. N.
Pepper style." He insisted that it might was for a
hegitninig andi earnestly claimaed a place ini the picture
this week, which we have rather doubtfully accorded
ON A Wittrl PtacrNo.
Aint it a haepy thing to be a pidging
A nd hay stings and sore .bov the 'yeth
Not tu hii up neether for feer a feller
Might corn by sich a hidl as that yiung man
Cot that ws ent fasto sleep n lien Pall and all
Of 'etm wits holdin me'etin in a upper rum
Sumwhtar 'waty out in that ould kedlentry
That the Ju foks cum from. Ni), I'd ruither
Not fall if I could help it ; yet it mut
Bie grate to flote about among the klouds
An' evry now an' then dodge down into
A pee feeld or a wvhete feeld and jest ete
As long as ever craw cood hole another
Grane. Thou pidging hurd ! thtou art so white !
As yin thtyself moos no ef yn would turn
Your red i's rotun an' see yttrself all ovr.
May be yu feel a kinder proud-like pattin
About yur litle hart whiniver yu
Git hi ahoy the tress with thtem big winges
That hole yu tup so ezy. But look ot,
Fur fore yu noit a hauk or elst a noul
Ma grab yur litle nek an' twist your very
Daylits unuten yu; and then yu wont
Fli up no mnoar among the edliments
Nor dotdg dotun no moar aftur peas and so forth
Poor pidgifig burd !
gwg The Columbia Times says: " The first bale
of new cotton that was sold in our market, was from
th plantation of Capt. A. D. Bates, of Edgefield Dis
tric was and bought by Mr. James Cathceart. Quality
Middling, at Ili
g' Dobson quit boarding with Mrs. McGallagher,
because she persisted in witching her feet in lte soup
. lftbb s- Il r.bt, hi.:..anlb. Af ata alkhi
For the Advertiser.
TO JOEPH GRIFFITH, EZQ.
Sia :-It was very fortunate, that you yourself
had the foresight to style your last piece, "A reply
te Richard." Otherwise, who could have thought
it such ?I wish you personally all the good luck that
a kind Providence can bestow, and for the present,
peace of mind. RICHARD.
TO THE PUBLIC.
Are we not a most blessed people, to have our
condescending Candidates, at this solemn juncture,
to avow themselves in favor of the election of
IoCnINAN to the Presidency, when scarcely a man,
from the mountains to the sea, is opposed? Thanks,
sweet eitizen-uffice-scekers, for your obliging dis
position. RICH AR D.
SOUTHERNERS ! READ AND REFLECT.!
ST. Louts, Aug. 16.-A Westport paper of
the 14th says that on Monday night 200 Free
soilers attacked the town of Franklin, contain
ing only 20 Pro-slavery men. Ten persons
were killed and the Post Office robbed and burnt.
The assailants also carried off a cannon belong
ing to the town. Another report says 17 Free
soilers were killed and wounded. The Govern
ment troops occupied the place next day.
Cmi c co, August 19.-It is ascertained that
the Pro.slavery men itt Kansas are concentra
ting rnen-and arms for a general attack on the
freesoilers. Twelve block houses have been
hui't at different points, which are garrisoned
by Missourians :'nd are well supplied with arms.
A meeting at Kansas City resolved to send
2.000 men into the Territory. and great excite
nent prevails along the frontier. A general
muster of Missourians is demanded. The attack
on Franrlin was to capture arms collected there,
and the freesoilers captured one block house
containing 50 stand of arms and a cannon.
ST. Louis, Aug. 20.-Later news from Kansas
says that Brown's company of Freesoilers had
attacked and burnt a colony of emigrants from
Georgia, and six persons are reported to have
Col. Treadwell's company have been taken
It is also said that a party of Southerners
who left St. Louis two weeks ago for Kansas,
were attacked between Kansas City and Le
compton, by Free-soilers-a desperate fight en
sued, many being killed on both sides, when
the Southerners retreated.
It is also stated that 300 of Lane's party,
(Free-soilers,) had entered Topeka without any
STILL LATER AND VERY IMPOR
ST. Louts, August 21.-We have' later ad.
vices from Kansas. Col. 'radwell's settlement
was attacked by 400 free.sailers. Treadwell
sent to the United States troops for aid, but
they refused assistance.
On the 14th, two hundred Free-Soilers attack
ed twelve Pro-Slavery men in a fort near Passa
wttamie, when twenty of the former were
killed and wounded.
On the 16th Lecompton was atttcked by 800
of Lane's men, and the United States troops,
who had charge of Robinson and Brown, sur
rendered without striking a blow.
It was reported that the Pro.Slavery men in
tended to destroy Lawrence on the 20th.
A private despatch states that G .v. Shannon
and the United States dragoons had evacuated
Lecompton, which would undoubtedly be des.
troyed by the Free-Soilers.
Correspondence of' the Baltimore Sun.
\VAs1JINGTON, August 1.--The session ter
minated at 12 o'clock to-day, according to pre
vious order, and a motion to suspend the rules
of the Hlouse, with a view to prolong the sea
sion for a few hours, was lost for want of a
twothirds vote, thotngh it had a large majority.
l'here waes no object in prolonging the session,
excpt to pass the army appropriation bill, and
it is my opinion that the majority of the House
was prepared to yield their Kansas proviso to
the bill. A fe.w ultra men prevented the result.
Threie conferences were held upon the army
bill, and neither could agree. The Senate stood
hirtm upon their refusasl to be coerced by thte
House into a party and sectional mecasure, which
oft itself involved a gross violationt of the Con
stitution by armintg the President with power
to declare martial lawy in Kansas a~nd Miissouri.
-heim President would,uf course, refuse to exer
cise the power; but, still, if the Setnate should
ubmit to snteh ce'ercion, it would leave all power
in the ha~ndv of the mnajorily of the Hlotse
condering t hat body sinmilar to the a long Parlia.
ment." or, as Getn. Cass will say, to a French Con.
ventiOn. Bot.h parties now aecept the issue
wiebh has heen thus made between the two
l-ouses, atnd they go before the people there
on, at the Presienttial election.
It has been rumtored thtat the President would,
upn the ladlure of the army bill, call Cotngress
toet her atgain immediately by proclantation.
Mr. Clayton declared in the Senate thtat it was
hea President's duty to do so. The President
has the power to summnotn them to resume their
legilative functiotns to-mtorrow. For a Coit
gress that is already elected it is not necessary
for the President to givej notice, .some weeks
ahead, in order to bring them togetlier.
But in an extra sessiont, the Hounse might be
again obstinate and fac~itis ; a majority might
be well niisposed, but on the eve of ate electioni
they might be controlled by their mere pat
There is a difehrence of opinion upon the
point whether the army cnn be kept up with~out
the appropriations, or whether it would bee dis
banded in conisequence of the failtnre of hte ap
propriation of twelve millions for the service.
bore say that the army can neither be paid nior
fed. anad.'must be disbanded in such case. Others
innk that it makes no differenc e at amll whether
the aplpropriationl be made now or in the defi
iecy bill next December. Mleans could be found
t re ide for provisions and transportation, &c..
for three months more, just as all this has been
d.n since the 1st of July last, for since that
day tere has been no appropriatiotns. loir.
WASuisocToN, Angot 21.-A quorum of both
tho es ofCoges lye-d to)-day ill pursu
atee of th lresidentts proclamiation'. Th'le Mes
-age relates etntire-ly to tihe Army A plioprintion
ill set ting fo'rth thle evils which will result from
a refusal to, vote the supplies for the Army,
cmetljling a compelete cssatieon of all its oiheera
ions, and its praticah disbanent, thus imyi
rg tborders of saevaeges freom thme Western l'ins
aw.iJ Rocky Motntainis to spread devastation
aog a frootier of inore than fot~u thiousand miles
and deliver up a sparse poupulation' mof a vast ex
tent of country to rapine antd maurder.
'Thle Sennte su..pended i le ruleo making the
expiration of six days necessary before the bills
reported by a preceding Congress can be ta
In thie House, Mr. C:.mpbell, Chairman of
Ways and Means, reported the~ previous Army
bill with the Kansas riders, which passed by a
vote of 93 to 85.
The Senate will take up the matter on Friday.
WVipwINGTON, A ugust 22--TheC Senate to-day
rejected the Kansas rider senlt from the House,
and passed thus, the " Army Appropriationis
bill," as in the regular session.
On receiving the bill from the Senate, the
House, by a majority of two, restored these
'-riders" and then by a majority of four voted
to adhere to them.
A motion to reconsider the reseolve to adhere
was laid on the table by one vote in majority,
and thus the determination of tile House ma
ority is expressed in the most decided form.
The Senate adjournled before taking a vote on
the question of adherence or conftrence. and it
is believed that the action of the Uouse will
result again in defeating any appropriation for
\VASNIGToN, August 23.-The Senate hav
ing adhered to its amendmenit on the new Army
A ill. and the House to ils amendment on the
old one, both bills are dead. A new bill will
be introduced on Monday.
gg Riteher says: " No man can eitherlivs pious
ly....bui.olasky Wfnhmah g wihK"
From the Edgefield Informer.
TEE 1LAY 07 DIVIBION SZETOEED.
As the Division movement is gaining some
prominence, I have put wyself to some trouble
to ascertain where the lines will run if that pro
ject succeeds. Ve will begin with the Salads
District. It is proposed to leave the Lexington
line at a point where MeTier Creek crosses the
line, thence in a North Westerly direction to a
point on the Abbeville line where Beaver-Dam
creek crosses the line. By looking on the Map,
it will be seen that the line will run near Spann's
Church, Dry Creek Church, between Bethlehem
Camp Ground and Rocky Creek.Chu'rh, alit.
tie to the North and East of Stephea's Creek
and Mountain Creek Churches, thence to the
Abbeville line, running a little to the No96lAnd
East of Dr. Andrews.
It is proposed for the Aiken District to corn.
menee at the mouth of Fox's Creek, thence in a
straight line to McTier, giving Hamburg, Beech
Island, Granitville and Vaocluse,'and other pla.
ces South of the line to Aiken District. 1t is
proposed for Barnwell to part with-all her terri
tory above the Upper 3 Runs or Tinker's Creek,
ar:d to strike South Edisto at or below the Pine
log. It is proposed for Lexington 'to part with
about half the territory she got from:Orange.
burg some 25 years ago. After these lines are
run, it is thought there will be 20.000 person
left in old Edgefield; 14.000 in Saluda District,
and 10.000 in Aiken District.
This plan of Division is the one suggested as
a basis only for negotiation. It is by no means
intended on the part of the Divisioniste, that
the lines and boundaries here sketched shall be
made " cofiin-lines ;" for it is their purpose and
desire to hit upon that plan calculated for the
greatest good; and to this end they are willing
to meet the opposition in a spirit of compro
mise and treat on the most liberal terms. They
would therefore respectfully invite those who
have a better plan, to present it. They are not
wedded to any particular plan, but are willing
to carry out any practicable scheme that may
be presented. They present this as a plan that
will satisfy them, and those who are dissatisfied
with it have only to present a more feasible or
practicable plan, and our word for it, the Divis
iotnists, will negotiate with that spirit of--liberali
ty which is ever ready to give and take.
We attended the commencement of this flour
ishing Institution on last Wednesday. The
exercises of the occasion were quite interesting.
On Tuesday evening Rev. A. H. Lester deliver
ed the anniversary address before the Alumni
Association. The societies, by their represen
tatives, then delivered diplomas to the members
of the graduating class, with appropriate addres
ses. Responses were made by the class, in an
affectionate farewell to their former associates
On Wednesday Morning, the exercises of com
mencement were opened with prayer by Rev. Mr.
Cater, of the Presbyterian Church, and speech
es were made by ten members of the graduating
clas. The salutatory was delivered by Mr. M.
M. Dufie, Chester, S. C., the valedictory by
Mr. J. H. Peoples, Mecklenburg, N. C. The
speeches were all of th. first order, the compo
sition was superior. but we thought in some
instances much was lost in the delivery. We
felt much pride in listening to the addresses of
Messrs. J. C. Maxwell and J. D. Neel, both of
The Baccalaureate of President Grier was
appropriate and able.
The anniversary oration before the literary
societies was delivered by Hon. James L. Pet t
gru, and was equal to the expectations of the
vast concourse that had gathered to hear its
delivery. A storm of wind and rain prevatiling
at the time prevented many from hearing dis
tinctly the address, and made the delivery both
dificult and disagreeable to the speaker. We
hope to see the address in print moon. We are
pleased to find Erskine College now in a most
prosperous condition. The past sessions have
founsd over one hundred students in constant
attendance. The project of endowment has so
far succeeded as to place the Institution on a
permanent basis. This was the seventes'nth
anniversary of the College, and a elnss of sev
enteen young met' went forth into the world,
with fair prospects of a long life of usefmess
ahead.-New berry Mirror, 18th inst.
NEWsrArER FOR SALE -The proprietors of
11he Orangeburg Sondron atnnounce to the pub
lic that that Journal is now for sale, and says:
The establishment is complete in its arrange-*
ments, being provided with all the fixtures be
longing to a well appointed offiee, including a
good supply of type, and a new Iloc's press.
T[he subscriptio~n li.,t numbers about 600. and
is increasing, and the advertising department of
the paper if well attended to. and condneted up
on the cash pritnciple, highly remunerative. To
an approved purchatser Inc terms will be made
MAKRlED, on TnIstrday mnornieg, 'th inst., by
Rev. John Trapp, Col. W. M. DEAX to Miss ENILT
A. A DAMS.
ARRIE, in A ugusta, on the 1 6th inst., by Lewis
Levy, Esq., Mr. StAr.cor~x IlAL~tand Mlaaasii
Bhezc, all or Bath. S. C.
o B I T U A R Y.
Dien, in this Village on the ly7th itnst.. after a
fe.w hours ilhtiess, Mirs. AN~N G. NIHOLAS,
n':re or F. .'t. N CtorLA5. in :the 40th ye'ar of her age.
11er love or retirenment and her devotion to her
foniy :;nd the duties oSr her household; her quiet
and um,bttrusive dspositions ; her industry. perse
vrane,-, ne~atness and order in the management of
her d,.mestie affairs; her p:atient and christian en
d urata e if the adverse circumstances of lire. consti
tuted her a model of a women at home. Although
she was highly appreciated by all who knew her,
and her nmany friends drop the tear of sorrow for
her sudden and melancholy removal from among
thenm, yet it wa~is in the bosom of her family only
that her worth was really known; and it is there
her loss will be most deeply felt. A large family
of children have suddenly been deprived of the
anxious care and attention wlhich only such a mather
could bestow :but to them she has kfi the precious
legacy of a good cxample whichtecanot fail to im
press them protitatbly in after life.
Shte was a consistent member of the Baptist
Church in this plaee, and died, as ihe had lived, a
Christian. * .*
DIED, at Satkm, North Carolina. on the 28th of
July last, Miss M ARY ANN QUA RLES, in the
19th year of her age.
To see one in the fall bloom of youth and beauty
and promise, us was the subject of this notice, aud
denly stricken down by death, cannot produce other
than the most melancholy reflections. At such a
scene it is natural to drop the bitter tear of grief,
and for a moment, perhaps, to murmur at a dispen
sation of Providence so afflictive in its character.
The deeeased had been a student in the Female
Seminary at Salem since the spring of 1855, where
she wasm much esteemed for her amiability by her
teachers and fellow students, and would have re
turned to her home in a few monibs to cheer and
adorn the social eircle for which she was well quali
fied. She had reached that period when life is
sweetest-when all things appear briuhtest--and
when the heart is animated and buoyed up by hopes
and expectations the most eheerful and ardent. No~ne
of the disappointments and trials incident to maturer
years had, as yet, fallen to her lot. Life to he~r,
herefore, bad been as a bright picture, without a
single shadow to mar its beauty, or to which menmo
ry could recur with sorrow.
During her last illness she was .resigned to the
will of God concerning her, and died trusting in
the merits of Christ for salvation. And her mother
and her brothers and sisters who survive her, have
the comfortable assurance that she, for whom they
mourn, is but transplanted from this life, which at
best is not unmixed with sorrow, into that better
and more glorioum state of existence where Jesus
wipes all tears from the eyes of his people.
DanrruD this life, on the 1st inst., Mrs. MARY
A NN R AMBO, wire of BIaxus 1IAM5o, in the
35th year of her age.
She had been a consistetnt member of the Bap
tist Church for many years. She bore her pro
tracted illness with Christian resignation; and but
a short time before she breathed her last, expressed
her willingness to die, and requested the author of
these lines to pray for her, in which she erptastly
engaged. A few minutes after she fell aslee'p in
She has left a disoonsolatehusband, fie atedion
ate children, and numerous relationand ftiemds to
THlE QUESTION OF DIVISION.
It is wrong, we think, to make this question the
turning point of our District elections; and it occurs
to us as being the worst possible policy for those who
seek that measure. By avowing that they will sup
port only those who think with them, on this subject,
do not the Divisionists see that they array all the rest
of the District against them! When a local question
like this becomes an element in controlling popular
elections, its abstract merits are lust sight of in the
very natural opposition begouten in the hearts of those
whose political rights are threatened with invasion.
They feel at once the up-springing of resentment; and
before time has been taken to consider the question,
they form themselves into an opposing colnmn. Such
an afTect, we fear. is rapidly taking place in Edgefield
at this time; and we can but regard it a. a thing to
be deprecated. With this sort of 'management. the
Division party (as it Is called) may succeed for ar
election or two ; but its success cannot he a perman
ent one. So soon as the rest of the people become
fully aware that the result of the issue is to exclude
them and their men from all posts, whether of hnr,or
or profit, they will of course, enter the strife with a
determination not to be outdone. Thus will the Dr
visionists go by the hoard-anel the spectacle will he
presented. of a District 'teciding against a measure
which it would, in all probability. have acqtiesced ir
had the circumstances of its agitation been of a milder
It is a pity for the Division cause (anti we are fat
from being an enemy in it) that it ehnnll have beer
thus initiatedl. When they go before tie Legislature
it wonld he far better that they shnbi do so with the
assent of the great majority of their fellow-chiizens
Tnstead of this. they may find themeelves before that
hody with a majority declaradly opposed to them
We think it quite likely from pres-nt appearances.
Iow easily this could have been avnided by adopting
the more moderate course of claiming only a fair pro
portion of our Legislative representation, and leaving
the question entirely ont of view in regard to the othe1
elections that come before the people. In this way,
at least two able advocates in each Legislature conk
have been secured and the opposItion of the District
left.nnaronsed. The feeling almost everywhere wouk
then have been acquiescent if not friendly; wherea
it is now assuming an appearance of actual hostility.
We repeat that this is to be deprecated. Let it hi
etrpped before matters grow worse. Let the Division'
ists be content with a part of the delegation. And
let the opposition not object to yielding them a fair
proportion thereof. But before this can be done, we
are awaretlhat each party must he convinced that the
other has grounded its arms. The sooner this work
of harmony is begun and carried nut, the better foi
the peace of the District, and, particularly, the bette
for the prospect of Division.
TiE GREAT RACE.
Ftt.t.uoae, it is thought, will be withdrawn, and
the turf he left to BuciiAAN and FttaxMor. Bocz
will make a clean sweep of the South. While the
Freemonlers will uphold their captain with all their
might at the North. But it is surmised that many
of Ftt.t.MoE's supporters in that section of the Unior
will come to the help of BucHANAN " against ths
mighty." And there is the tug of tie battle. The
fate of the country will not now be lung in unfolding
itself. Whatever may come of it, we rejoice in beleiv
ing that the South is at length united and preparet
fur the worst.
B' A collision occurred at Washington, o n the
18th int, in an omnibus, between Mr. McMullen, of
Virginia, and Mlr. Granger, of New York, members o
Congress. Granger received two severe blows in the
face. The difficulty had grown out of a political dis
cusion. The House has ordered an investigation u
the difficulty, to be reported at the next sessioni of Con
R Ft-s C~iOAT.-This great man of Massachusetts
and successor of aIr. Webster in the Senate, an oh
tine Whig, has come ont nobly arid patriotically ii
favor of Buihanan and the Unrion.
JOHn C. FaIxon-r was a member of the U itei
States Senate from September 10, 1850, to March 4
181. During the piertild, covering one entire seasiot
of three months, and a part o:' another, he wasn in hi
seat hut twenty-one idays. For these twenty-one dayt
service he drew $10,000 mileage and per diem pay
onclyfee ksuudred dollua per diema for actual serv ice.
gg The five great evils of life are said tube standl
ing collars, stove pipe bats, tighat boots, Lad schiukej
anI cross u omen.
Eg Hon. Win. A. Richardson, of Illinois, has re
signed his seat in Congres-s.
gr There is a man in New Orleatns who is sr
ecnuical that he wears a shirt until it rota off', an'
the sells it for guano.
LV The Hloutstoni (Texas) Telegraph states that
nber of cattle and horses are dying on the prairices
in coseqence of the scarcity of water. Th~Iis hn:
beei uni unfortunate year for the stick in that State
Great numbers perisheid trim cold, last witer, ant
now others are dying fiomi heat and thirst.
[7 FR ED. LDot'G.Ag t:ns withdrawn the ticket o
ie Ailitionists fro lis piper, anid gives two col
uns of reasons for sui porting Frement and Dayton.
gg lt is reported that the manrriage of Prince Frede
rick William with the princess royal of Englaind is fixei
for Sptembe'r, 1857.
Eg Why are energetic men like emetics ? Be
cause you can't keep them down.
af The Galveston Civilian, of the 9th int, says
"1Te weatheir has recently been favorable fur cotton
though sonic neighborhoo~ds have been less fortuniate
than others. The prisrect for a good eri.p is fnir ; tim
pikig is now generally and rapidly progressing
The sason ini 'Texs ai l:,ars to be nearly a moiitl
earlier than in the older states."
gg lHn. James Meachamn, member of Cungres:
from Vermont, is dead.
gg It Philaidelphiia there is a sign six feet lont
and ten inches wide, usn which tire the words, "Fl)
oison for sale here." A minute exam'nntion show.
that he letters are furnud of the bodies of dead flies
who have succumbed to the potency of the poison.
gg The New York Trimne, of the 19 inst, lias
die l lowing: "A private noate from the lHon. Chbs
miier, dated at Cresuon, tun the Alleghany Moun-.
tins, otn Friday last, informs ns that lie is, at last
irvalescent, thes mnntain air havinig had a benseicial
fect. For three days lie had beent able to ride on
BgThat man onlty is truly brave whto fears noth
ig so niuch as c'omnmitting a mean action, anid on
dauntedly fulfils die duty, whatever be the danger,
which imtpede his way.
gg A getilemiani in St. Jo1,se Valley, Culifornia
has twnty~ hives of flourishing bees, wihichi produce
150 pouds of honey per month.
$7 Sixteen acres otn the Elk Iclanid estate oi
Julit Ijarrisoin, of Coochilandl, Va., proiduced the~
lrge amount if six hundred and forty biushels of whleai
-averagiig fifcy-thiree and three quarter bushels ol
wheat per acre.
SUcE.-We regret to .- tate that yesterdat
trnig, Mr. George Shetgog, who it appear~s
hd premeditated siciide sotme two or three
dys previous, delibertitely pied his niek upon
te Rail of the Greetnville Ronid wheti a tr.nin of
cre ws about passing the aput where hie had
re eted, and niot withstanidinug the Etiginecer
promptly reversed his valve, the. Engine passed
over the unfortunatte matt entirely seve~rimg his
had from the body. A letter found aut Is resi
dce, writtetn by him on Monday last, disehos
ed the fuet that he itended a rush act which
hat been very deliberately carried out.
e Jury 'of lInquest returned a verdict in ac
crdanco with the above f'acts.-Columbiat Times
Tus YEAR's ECLIPSES-The Cincinnati En
qirer thus serves up politics anid astronomy:
"There are to be six eclipsea this year--two
of the sun, two of the moson, one of the Know
Nothings, anid one of the Black Reptublicans.
Theo last two will be tolal. in fact, neither body
wll ever make its appearance again. The eclipse
of the Black Republienina will only be visible
in the northern States, that body never having
been neen in the Sonth. It cnn be been without
the aid of smoked glass. Trhis eclipse will com
mnce on the morning of Novemher 4th, con
tinuing during a greater part of the day, reach
ing the point of total obscurity about sunset,
at hich ime the Democracy will shine outin
iai ll ll ainory