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W..r. a 1P VIOCS.N, Proprietors. EDGEFIELD, S. C., :CTOBER 22, 86
for the night was near two-thirds gone when
you came. If you only wanted beds, why
on earth did'nt you say so!"
The Lawyers had to give it up. Three
of them on one side, and the landlord alone
had beat them all.
A FISH STORY.
The following yarn, which was related
by an old friend, about the proclivities of
ancient mariners in the city of New Bedford
to draw on their imaginations, is good:
A dozen of old captains were seated
around old Uncle Johnny Coggshill's gro
cery store, one winter's day. Says old Cap.
tain Ben Nash:
"I guess I got more in the West Indies
for herrin' than any other man about this
" How much did you get, Uncle Ben t"
" Well, you see, I was bound to the Wind.
ward Island and a market, and just as I had
got all my cargo aboard, I was cypherin'
on my long slate how long I should possibly
be from home, when I found I should, with
luck, reach Kitts about Lent. Thinks I, I'll
take a barrel of herrin' on speculation. I
had a good passage, and got there just in
the nick of time, and sold 'em off well."
"How much did you get, Uncle Ben I"
said some of the old salts, who, with pencil
in hand, were making notes, to try to catch
Uncle Ben foul; " how much did you get I"
" Well, I can't say exactly how much;
but I put the money back into the barrel
after the herrin' was out, and I could scarce.
ly crowd the head in."
"What did you get apiece for the herrin?"
"Sold 'em for a dollar a piece."
"Ah, yes. Well, now, Uncle Ben, at a
dollar a piece for your herrin', you couldn't
have half filled the barrel."
" Well," says, Uncle Ben, " that's all very
true; but I sold the pickle at five dollars a
A hard boy-thnt same "ancient mari
TRULY A HARD CAsE.-Obe Stephens,
formerly the eccentric representative in the
Assembly from Steuben, who now keep3 a
Hotel in Hornsville, tells a very good story
at the expense of our Fremont friends. Not
long since a very good looking young wo.
man stopped at Obe's house and called for a
room saying that her husband would call
shortly, when she wished him to be shown
up. Soon after, a burly dandified " collored
pussun" called and inquired for his wife.
Obe told him she could not have stopped
there, as there was only one female guest in
the house, and she was a very fne looki
"Dat's her-dat's her, siid the sab
Obe thought there must be some mistake,
so he went to the lady's room, and informed
her that a " cussed nigger" was down be
low who claimed to be her husband. She
quietly informed him that the " colored gem
m 'a" was in reality her husband, and that
she wished him sent up to her room.
" The d-l!" exclaimed Obe, with aston
ishment; is it possible that as good looking
a woman as you would marry a nigger?"
She assured hin it was a fact, and added:
I married much better than my sister did
after all ?"
" You did?" responded Obe ; " who in
thunder did site marry ?"
"VWhy," replied thbe ludy, with great dis
gust, " she is married to a Fremont man ?
The ex-representative acknowledged the
corn, and extended to tho "tmixedl pair" the
best the houso could afford-Elmira (Nl.
PETER FUNK WoRsTED.-Peter Funk is
a shrewd man, and generally carries his
point; but he sometimes gets worsted. A
case has recently occurred which we will re
late. A countryman named King was in
the city on business, and though appearing
somewhat "green" was not altogether un
acquainted with the ways of Gotham. He
had heard of Peter, and resolved to see him.
He accordingly went into a mock auction
store, where a number of men were examimn
ing watches, with the apparent intention of
When King ontered, wise looks were ex
changed between these gentry, and the sale
soon commenced. A handsome and valua
ble gold wvatch w~as offered, anid King being
a good judge of the article, bid it in at $-25.
He immediately put it into his pocket and
turned to leave. The auctioneer ask him to
have the watch done up. "No," replied
King, " I will carry it in my pocket-it will
be safe." " You had better have it done
up)," persisted the auctioneer; " you can
then put it into your trunk and carry it home
without dlanger of losing it." " I never lose
anaythinig," replied Kinig.
By this time several men had gathered
around him, somie advising him to have it
donem, up, and others asking him to let thenm
kmk at~ it. But he declined all offers, and
.1;ru~d fo)r then dlonr. Peter saw he had got
bhi l r.f thme wronag customer, and resolvedt to
effect by force what he could not by decep
tion. A man sprang before King, and was
about to close the door, while the others
pressed closely around him.
Thereupon, he dre w a revolver, and assuring
them that it was well loaded and a shure fire,
told the man at the door, in a very coul and
deliberate manner, that if he attempted to
shut it, he would blowv his brains out forth
wvith. Then pushing away the men around
him with a pair of stout arms. he exclaimed:
"The first man who dares to lay his hands
on me will be shot !" They all stood back,
and King walked out with his watch, while
Peter found himself done a little browner
than lhe ever remembers to have been.-New
Thie widow of an eminent composer hav
ing stated, upon the tomb of her husband.
that "he left this life and gone to that bles
sed place where only his music can be ex
ceeded,'' the mourning relic of a famous
pyrotechnist adopted the same idea, and cau
sed to be inscribed upon the marble slab
"lie is gone to that blessed place were only
his 4,e.waks can be exceeded."
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XT OWN FIlRSiE.
]B AI.ARIC WATTS.
It is a mystic circle that surrounds
Comforts and virtues never known beyond
its hallowed limit.-SUTHrs.
Let others seek for empty joys
At ball or concert, rout or play;
Whilst far from Fashion's idle noise,
Her gilded domes and trappings gay,
I while the wintry eve away,
'Twixt book and late the hours divide;
And marvel how I o'er could stray
From thee-my own fireside!
My own fireside! Those simple words
Can bid the sweetest dreams arise,
Awaken feeling's tenderest cords,
And fill with tears of joy mine eyes.
What is there my wild heart can prize,
That doth not in thy sphere abide;
Haunt of my home-bred sympathies,
My own-my own fireside!
A gentle form is near me now;
A small white hand is clasped in mine;
I gaze upon her placid brow,
And ask, what joys can equal thine?
A babe, whose bi ties half divine,
In sleep his moth's. eve both hide;
Where may Love qeek After shrine
My refuge ever from the storm
Of this world's passion, strife and care;
Though thunder-clouds the skies deform,
Their fury cannot reach me there;
There all is cheerful, calm and fair ;
Wrath, Envy, Malice, Strife or Pride
Ilath never made its hated lair
By thee-my own fireside!
Shrine of my household deits!
Bright scene of home's unsullied joys;
To thee my burdened spirit flies
When Fortune frowns, or Care annoys!
Thine is the bliss that never cloys;
The smile whose truth has oft been tried;
What, then, are this world's tinsel toys
To thee-my own fireside!
Oh, may the yearnings, fond and swcet,
That bid my thoughts be all of thee,
Thus ever guide my wandering feet
To thy hieart.soothing sanctuary !
Whate'er my future years may be,
Let joy or grief my fate betide,
Be still an Eden bright to me,
bly own-my own fireside !
Not far from -the city of Montgomery,
in the State of Alabama, on one of the
stageroads running from that city, lives a
jolly latndlord by the name of Ford. In
fair weather or loul, in hardtimes or soft,
Ford would have his joke. It was a bitter,
stormy night, or rather morning, about twvo
hours before daybreak, lhe was aroused from
his slumber by loud shouting and knocks at
his door. He turned out, but sorely against
his will, and demanded what w"as the matter.
It was as dark as lar, and as he could see
no one lie cried out
" Who are you there I!'
" Border anid Yancy and Elmore, from
Montgomery," was the answer, " on our
way to Tuscalooso to attend court. We
arc benighted, and want to stay all night."
" Very sorry I can't accommodate you
so far, gentlemen. Do anything to oblige,
you, but that's impossible."
The lawyers, for they wiere three of the.
smartest lawvyers in the State, and all ready
to drop down with lfatigue, held a brief con
sultation, anid then, as they could do no bet
ter, aiid were too tired to go another step,
" Well, can't you stable our horses, and
give us chairs and a good fire till morning! "
" Oh, yes5, can do that, gentlemen."
Our learned and legal friends were soon
drying their wet clothes by a bright fire, as
they composed themselves to pass the few
remaining hours in their chairs, dozing and
nodding, and nowi and then swearing a wo:d
or two of impatience as they waited till day.
light did appear.
T'he longest night has a morning, ard at
last the sun came along, and thetn in due
time a good breakfast made its appearance;
but to the surprise of the iaw',ers, who
thought the house wvas crowded with gueshs,
none but themselves sat down to partake.
" Why, Ford, I thought your house was
so full you could'ut give us beds last night ?"
"I did'nt say so;'* Ford replied.
"You dld' It What in the name of
thunder, then, did you say I".
" You asked me to let you stay here al
ARBACUE AT COUT'S, LEfNGTONj DISTRICT.
SPEECH 0 GEN. 3'AUL QUATTLEBAUI
The 21st Anniversary of the " Lexington
Guards," a light infantry company attached
to the 15th Regiment 3d Brigade South
Carolina Militia, was celebrated at their
usual parade ground, on Saturday, the 20th
September, 1856. They turned out in all
their strength-having been previously or.
dered for inspection, and it being known
that the Adjutant General would disband
them if they failed to show such a front as
the law requires of all volunteer companies.
To them it was a proud day, as well as a
day of trial. By previous ifitation, Gen.
Paul Quattlebaum and Col. H. I. Caughman
delivered patriotic addresses-the ranks of
the corps received an accession of several
new membs-its inspection was declared
by the proper authority to be entirely satis.
factory-while the company, animated by
the smiles of many of the fairer, as well as
hundreds of the sterner sex, seemed deter.
mined that no obstacle should ever retard
their progress. The only prevailing cause
of regret was that their representative in
Congress, the gallant Brooks, was " in too
much need of rest" to attena this happy
revival of the military spirit of a corpse now
grown to full manhood. It would have been
a source of much rejoicing to have met in
social conclave such a champion of the
rights and defender of the insulted honor of
the South ; but the excuse received for his
absence was entirely satisfactory.
A sumptuous barbacue was prepared, and
tables were served for the ladies as well as
the gentlemen, under the wide spread shades
of suitable groves, at adjacent s:rings, from
which pure water gushed forth as a fountain
of life-needing no adulterating drugs or
stimulating liquors to make it palatable.
After dinner was over, most of the candi
dates for the Legislature being present, such
as were delivered speeches defining their
respective positions, in regard to State and
Federal politics. But some may well have
but little fiith in pledges made to catch votes
on the eve of an election, yet who can
doubt that our candidates will prove them
selves to be "riqht side up," when the day
of trial comes?
After the military exercises had closed,
on motion, it was
Resol'ed, unanuiouslq, That the thanks
of the company are due and are hereby ter
dered to Gen. Paul Quattlebaum and Col.
fH. 1. Caughman, for the patriotic addresses
this day delivered by them, and that they be
respectfully requested to furnish copies for
publication iifthe Columbia " Sout -d
jini P, As- l
file: vertiser; and that a committee c
three be appointed to carry this resolutio:
Lients. J. H. Moore, Noah Shealy and
Ensign J. J. Shealy, were appointed said
committee; and havitig discharged the duty
assigned them, they have to express the
deep regret they feel in not being able to
procure a copy of Col. Caughtan's speech,
for reasons which he sums up in these words:
"It would afford ine great pleasure to c.im
ply with the request of the Lexington Guards,
in furnishing a copy of my speech ma'de on
Saturday last, if it was in it y power to do
so at this tine; but my business is such that
I must respectfully decline, hiopinig the com
pany will excuse mile, forrealtly I do niot
now know what I did say, or at least but
But the committee have been more for
tunate with regard tn General Quattlebaumn's
address. Withi a simple apo(logy ton ha~ving
prepared it while the hanid of domewstic mis- j
fortunes weLighed heavily upon him, the:
General has placed the nmnuscript at our -
disposal ; and iln submitting this rspeech to
the public, we would simply :add, thxat allt
the circumstances attenmdinmg its delivery
should be fulty kniown for its merits to bei
fully appreciated. .
The company having marched in front of<
the position assigned the speakers, ranks1
were opened and arms presented. The sa- i
lute being then returned, Captain Caughman
ordered, " Rest. General Ruattlebaum will
now please adldress tihe company," which he<
did in the following words: g
OFFICERs AND SoLDIERs oF -Tils LEXING
'rox GI:anus: To the circumstance of hay
ing once been thu immediate comndexi~tr of
your corps, moure than to aiiy other, dto I at
tribute the cause of being called upon1' now
to address you.
As you have sugestued, I shall speak of
"thc rise, thec p~rogressv and future pJrosp'cts
of your company." And, as limited as thme
theme may appear, I shall not attempt to ex
pand it by associating with it the subject of
poulitics, farther than it may be incidentally
connected with the great object of all mili
tary' organizations-thait of defendcing the
rights, the hornor, tihe interests and1( the insti
tutions of our common counttry-. In doinig
this, I shall avoid, as mnch as possible, the
slightest allusion to our local issues; for, let
us be divided as we may in our dlistrict and
State elections, there can and should be no
division among us upon the one great quies
tion now at issue betwveen tihe so-called free
and slave States of ovi- Federal Union, for
the highest of nll law-that of self-prese'r
vation, requires us to contend, even~ to onr
last gasping breath,for equality in the Union
or independence out of it. But of tbis I
shall say no more for tihe presenlt, but turn
to the historical part of your existence as a
military corps, and of my former association
It was on the 24th day of July, in the
year of our Lord, 1837, more than nineteen
years ago, that I came here, in the prime of
youth, to enter your ranks as a private, al.
though I had before experienced some hard
service, and borne the rank of Captain
halvin'. raised a volunteer company to defend
tihe sovereign rights of South Carolina du
rngY her nullification struggle in 1832; and
at the biddinig of the State, in 1836, in pur
suance of a requisition of the Federal Gov
ernment, led another where the scalpir.g
knife, the tomahawk and the desolating fire
iof savage vengeance had laid a floral, fertile
coiatr.. in wate; ves, notwithstanding those
honorable positions which t -previous;
held, I came here to enter - 'wranks as
private-thereby illustratingtfb, fact that'
did not hold myself above elowest ii
your ranks; but on that vet ay unsolici
ted on my part, and regardle n expres
declaration that I was not ndidate fo
office, the kindness of my .generous
ly honored me with the hig e within thl
gift of the company. Under se flatterinj
auspices, I could not refuedo asume th
command; and after two rA and thre
days service as Captain of t during
which time I procured for -su the verj
arms which you now hold i kor hands
prepared and secured the a ton of by
laws which, with but slight Ments, art
still in force for your gover, and guid
ance-having, in a word, iall that
could to secure for you pro 'y and per
manence, I was, on the 2 l 1839
transferred to the comman tbe-egiment
and subsequently, on the 5 1843, tc
the higher command of the b ,of whic
you have from the time of yr-irganizatior
constituted a part. And ese severa
high positions, which you to assigr
me, I have ever felt greatly bted to yot
for the cordial support whi 'a;'-have sc
uniformly extended to me. 'conhection
however, with you as a m* ..Srps, un.
less you see proper to cons an hon.
orary member, has ceased er ;.but my
recollection of your past sa rowardE
me, with my best wishes soar future
prosperity and usefulness od6. beloved
Stato and country, shall di-able as
the faculties with which Go aendowed
In casting my, eyes alo our r ngs, I
recognize but few or the 1h d to
be faniliar to me. The q onjrresistibly
enforces itself upon me, eeare the ab
sent or my old comradesa riends? Alas!
some of thiem, having fille "e measure oi
their country's services, " '. passed that
bourne whence no tr:avele" i-n"r while
thers are still here, rejo to"ver a well
pent life, but feeling cone Ithatthey too
nust soon follow in the ro of the no
ble spirits who have go ore them.
WVlat can we say for the o for thlem
Cherish me memory or each ot lead,
Go drop a tear upon his
He knew. no fear, lie knew
While o'er him his count ad wave.
But your existence as a akes date
interior to my connection iand to a
on ...f od P.1efMeh -t ooks
of.i ,;t 1u1:- -b-trongi. . onc-r: or hiivK'g
icei o .viij of teCG C of' us al-h
~ .urtl ,,'11 .:L iii a G V'
ice of thle (;reat Captain of us* all-the
reat Immanuel, who " brought life and im.
ortality to light," and whose very word is
more powerful than an army with banners;
es, lie resigned the sword, and shorn him.
elf of his epaulettes and war trappings,
hat lie might become the peaceful messen
er that speaketh comfort to converted souls.
Jim it was, who now bears the more faimiliar
ppellation of Rev. than of Capt. Henry
miti, that did on the-day of Septem.
ir, 1835, first muster your company for
uspeciion, It presented a front consisting
if the nuimer required by law--passed the
>rdel-was attached to the 15th Regiment,
ind from thirt day to this has beenm a comipe
itor for military distinction. Short as has
>en its existence, from its ranks have sprung
Ln enitire batch of field ohlicers-one of
whom0 rose to the rankc of Brigaidier ; and
et you have sti!l left with you plenty more
m'od material-or, as a Yankee would say,
Iplenty more of the same sort." But, not
vithtanding all this, you have again been
iut uponI trial, as though y ou were un worth y
if the arms you bear and the epaiulettes youi
vecar. But will you not show to the world
hat you have within you the true element of
~reatne'ss, that " wvhen weigthed in the bal
nee you will not he found wanting ?" Nev
r let'it be said of the sons of Lexington
hat Lexington designated by the graphic
en of a Bancroft as the great central dijs
riet of Sonth Carolina-never let it be said
>f the constituents of a Brooks, whose very
mine is a terror to the libcllants of the miu
tary faume of our aiicestors-never let it be
aid of you whom i once had the honor to
~ommand-that you are not prepared for
mry emergency. Let me invoke you by the
pirit of a Marion and a Sumter, a Rutledge
mda Laurens, a Butler, a T1urner, and the
>atriots who fell with him near this place,
,bile battling for the liberty wve enjoy-let
ne invoke you by the spirits of the gallant
lead, to be prepared to meet the invaders of
iur rights, whether in the form of Abolition
smn, Black Rlepubilicanism, or any oither zi,
vith thme same determined resistance that
>ought victory to the arms of a Washington.
.And now let me invoke the young men
wilhint vour recruiting limits to conie to your
id. However patriotic they may be, if I
ito tnt greatly mistaken, a place in your
raks will be found good enough for~ the
best of them. If ambitious and deserving
of promotion. the wa'y to distinction is alike
opetn to all. It is a law of niature that,
" Larlge .rtreamns from little fountains flow,
Taill oaks from little neorns grow."
So with all great military chieftains. All ol
them had to begin low and work their way
up to distinctioni by merit alone. The lawi
of nature and the road to distinction are
alike unchangeable. Ah, ye noble youth!
of proud mein and lofty bearing, think y
of this law, profit by it and the history ol
*Captain James Butler and Sterling Turner
two noble patriots of jlhe Revolution, alluded t<
above by Gen. Quattlejbaum-fell in a sanguinar)
conflict with the notoifious Cunningham, and the
royalists under him eorkmnand, at Turner's house
So says Johns on's Trdditioins of the Revolution, p
420 ; but the place its lf is not otherwise located
It is in Lexington dist iet, near the Edgefield line
and the graves, or ra ber grave, of these gallan
dead is marked by a~ simple stone, placed ther
many year. ago, with iulitary honors, in which th
late Gen. Win. Butleudaud Capt. John Quattlebaun
of reckoning with your God will be close at
r But I thank God that all the men of the
North are not so deluded, that they are not
thus fanatic; but that there are patriots and
statesmen there, knowing our rights, dare
help us maintain them. It is with pleasure.
that I turn from the darker to the lighter
sido of the picture. Let Black Republican.
ism trail its sable banner in the dust, then
the white Democracy, under the lead of a
Buchanan and a Breckinridge, will soon re.
store peace to Kansas, and the equality of
the several States of the Union will again
be recognized as the palladium of our liber.
ties. Nothing short of this law can save
But let me admonish you to rest your
hopes of salvation upon no political party
at the North. [t seems that the light which
guided their councils, in days of yore, is
now on the wane. Their Pierces and Bucha.
nans cannot save us from the misrule and
ruin of Black Republicanism, if the great
mass of the people North be rotton to the
core, as I fear is the case. Our patriotic
friends there may not be able to sustain
themselves in the approaching storm, much
less save us from its ravages. Let us thank
them for their sympathy; honor them for
their courage; support them for the support
they are rendering our cause; but if they
cannot save themselves and the Union, let
us at least save our institutiQns and the
South. Doubt not our ability to do so. If
the South but wills it, she has all the ele.
ments of a great and mighty republic shaped
to hand. With her identity of interests and
similarity of pursuits, the formation of a
Federal Government to suit her necessities
would be but the work of a day-would be
a matter of much less difficulty than that
experienced in the recent organization of the
[louse of Representatives of the present
Congress. But willing as I am to try the
experiment, if forced upon us by the unjust
measures of the North, I have to say in con
elusion, may God enlighten their understand.
ing, prevent the necessity of a separation,
grant us peace-perpetual peace-and save
And now Captain Caughman, I have a
parting word for you. I have not traced
the history of your company through all its
changing phases, since it passed from under
my special charge and guidance into other
hands. I could not do justice to the merits
of its several commanders if I were to make
the attempt. Suffice it to say that Captains
Fullmore, Vansant, Austin and Swygert
have. in turn, been its leaders; but now the
:s_1;o-. bi of preserv~il- 'not. or nl s
111:,'V Ik w. h&,.vt 1-a t ourlht17~
sh,~ ') :r;O at wr ~a~ ~J.ii,
pair at once to the houes. of the cou_4llt,
that you may gain a conspicuous "place in
the picture ;" And to you, lieutenants, ser
geatits, corporals, privates, all, let me com
mand you to follow whenever your Captain
thus leads in daring and noble deeds.
In the address of Col. Caughman, he ve
ry appropriately suggested to the ladies of
Lexington and Edgefield, -the propriety of
their having a more imposing monument
erected to the memory of these common
suflerers in a common cause. Both districts
should equally participate in rendering these
honors to their (lead, for the bones of their
best sons lie mingled together in one com
WVurrE FOLKs SnOVED BACK TO MAKE
RooM Fox NIGoERs.-The last number of
the Martinsville Monitor gives the followving
incident, which occurred at the Fremont Bar
baeue in Morgan county, Michigan:
"The most characteristic part of the
whole affair occurred at the table: A me
chanic wiho had hitherto been a strong Fre
mont man, was on the ground with his wife
and child. At a given word he attempted to
cross the rope to the table, but was met by
one ot the marshals and told to stand back
and give room for the ladies. lie stepped
back as he was told, when seven or eight
women as black as the ace of spades advan
ced befor-e him to the table, and ate with the
rest of the Fremnont ladies and gentlemen.
This was too much for him. lie tore the
Fremont badge from his breast, and swore,
although he was a poor mechanic, yet he was
better than a negro. He said that if he and
his wife were to be thrust back from a Fre-.
moat Barbacue to give place to negroes, he
wvas no longer a Fremont man ; and immie
diately stamped the Fremont badge under
his feet and declared his intention to vote for
Buchanan. WVe are informed that four- or
fiveohri likewise. It is said that not
less than twenty negroes ate at the first
Tnm WA TuS Sovrnu SUP'oiRs THE'
Socr.-The Mobile Tribune of September
28th has the following ver-y sensible article,
the truth of which the Southern wvholesale
merchants have full reason to k-now from ex
So bent has the South been in making its
purchases in the Northern cities, that actual
ly goods manufactured in Richmond and Pe
tersburg have been sent on to New York and
there sold to Southern merchants, wvho could
have got them at lower prices and saved
freight by purchasing here-but who refused
them in order to make all their purchases at
one place. We have been told here that
even the goods manufactured on the Alabama
River, at Prattsville, Alabama, have to he
first sent to New York, before Mobile and
Newv Orleans merchants wvill purchase them.
In this case, the planter, of course, who con
sumes the article, pays an additional price
for the freight to New York, then a profit to
the Newv York agent, then the freight back,
and all this for the convenience of the mer
Somebody describing the absurd appear
ing of a n:an dancing the polka says: " He
looks as though he had a hole in his pocket,
and was trying to shake a shilling down the
1e; of his trousers."
TESTiMONUIL TO COL. 18.
Shortly after the castigation of Senator
Sumner by Col. Brooks, (says the Char
leston Mercury,) a number of gentlemen of
this city determined upon testifying their sp.
probation of the act, by presenting a pair
of pistols to Col. B. A committee was ap
pointed to whom was entrusted the procur
ing and presentation of the testimonial, a
duty which they perfdrmed in an appropri
ate manner. The following is the repl of
LE.srD., EDGEFIELD DISTRICT,
October 5, 1856.
GENTLEMEN: On the 3d of October, a
day whiclis an epoch in my life, at Ninety
Six, and b3' the hand of my bosom.friend,
Major Suber, the beautiful and appropriate
testimonial with which you have honored..
me, was presented. The time, place, and
circumstance of the presentation, together
with the facts, that the weapons were made
by a Southern man, out of Southern mate
rial, and expressly for myself, render their
value to me incalculable; and I derive spe
cial gratification from the reflection, that the
Chairman of your Committee is an old com
panion in arms, who has known me under
circumstances of greater trial than any
through which I have recently passed.
May God deliver me from the necessity
of using them against any fellow-being; but'
should the necessity devolve upon me, I
trust that He will enable me to use them
I am, respectfully and truly,
Your friend and fellow.citizen,
P. S. BROOKS.
E. Mikell Gilbert, Jos. R. N. Tenhet, Alex.
ander H. Petsch, Thos. J. Wharton, S.
CoLuxarA (S. C.) RACEs.-We must in
vite the attention of breeders and turfmen to
the programme, in our advertising columns,
of the ensuing meeting over the beautiful
Congaree Course, first Tuesday in Decen.
ber next. The Columbia Jocky Club open
the bail of an extensive racing campaign in
South Carolina and Georgia. The bet
stock of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennes
see, and Kentucky first meet here totest the.
mettle of those who are to tho aior born.
O,ne of the most important adbinteresting
stakes which has closed this season 'is a post
stake, four mile heats, which is to come-off
during the week. The subscription is $250
each, play or pay, to which the Club add
$1,000; and there are no less than six, sB
scribers ! .Then there. is a colt -stake,. two,
mile heats,. ofiine subscribers at$250sub.
scription, l0G forfeitrto-wbjhhthe ClubAdds
:.es, at ens;~tW and1 thrid ,a ii
t't btit risure a very brillil'ut Ictlig.
Fhe (igaree Course bas been greatly im
prcvcd I n'.to, and is now one of the finest
in the country. Mr. Puryear, we are per
uaded, will leave nothing undone to add to
the gratification of his patrons.-Porter's
PREPARING FOR A DIssoLUTroN.-Gov.
Wise, of Virginia, says the Norfolk Argus,
has issued, through the Adjutant General,
rders to the Commandants throughout the
State to thoroughly organize the militia that
it may be qualified " to render effectual ser.
frice whenever Virginia may call for it."
BE SYsTEXATIC. -It will add much more
to your convenience than you can imagine.
It saves time, saves temper, saves patience,
ard saves money. For a time it may be a
little troublesome, but you will soon find it
easier to do right than wrong, that it is easi
er to act by rule than without one.
Be systematic in everything; let it extend
to most minute trifles, it is not beneath you.
Whitfield could not go to sleep at night if,
after retiring, ho remembered that his gloves
and riding wvhip were not in their usual place,
where he could lay his hand on them in the
dark in any emergency ; and such men are
the men wvho leave their mark on the world's
Systematic men are the only reliable men;
they are those who comply with their en
gagements. They are minute men. The
man who has nothing to do is the man who
does nothing. The muan of systcm is soon
known to do what he enigages to do; to do
ii well, and to do at the samne time promised ;
consequently he has his hands full.
S1'Ixrurr.-A neighbor of ours not
long since introduced to his son, about six
years of age, a little brother, who had just
arrived in this wvorld, which all agree in
abusing. hut none like to part with it, even
in exchange for another. The boy looked
at his infant -brother in seome little perplexity,
and then raising his eyes to his father, in.
quired " where did you get it r" " Bought
him, my son)," exclaimed the father, with a
laudable gravity. Again the boy looked at
the baby, and after a short time sagaciously
asked, " Why didn't you pick out a white
one, father ?"
"What do you think of the defendant, Mr.
Thomson t Do you consider him a good
"On that point I wish to speak with great
care. I don't wish to intimate that Mr. Van
Slop is not a good musician. Not at all.
All I wvisha to say is this: The day after he
commenced on the clarionet a saw filer who
lived next door, left home, and .has never
since heen heard of."
"That will do, Mr. Thomson. Call the
A cotemporary describing a dance in a
village in the neighborhood, said: " The
gorgeous strings of glass beads glistened oil
the heaving bosoms of the village belles~hike
polished rubies on the delicate surface of
warm apple dumplings."
There is a man out westeo forgettatof
faces, 'that his wife is cempelled -to keeps
wafer stuck om theendiof her nose, that he
may distinguish her from other -ladies, but
this does not prevethim frem maigra t
the past. Then come up and enroll you
names as volunteers, determined to perforn
whatever part your country may require o
you, in the great drama involving her right
and interests. First learn the duty of a sol
dier if you would seek the position of ar
officer, and learn to obey if you would provi
Iyourselves worthy to command. Remembei
that, without these essential requisites, mili
tary organization would be but anothe
name for anarchy. And if your presen
military organization should be dissolved foi
want of discipline, or want of material t<
keep up the company, what a reflection
shameful reflection-it would cast upon th(
young men of the present day; for nevei
was there a time when a thorough militar3
organization was more needed-never, since
the days of the American Revolution, wai
there a time when our dearest rights were
in more imminent peril. Black Republican.
ism is stalking throughout the Northern por
tion of the confederacy, seeking the destrue.
tion of our country's institutions; and with.
out the fear of God before their eyes, and
regardless of their obligations under the
Constitution, to aid us in the preservation o
our rights and property, these negro wor.
shippers would be the first to come to de.
prive us of our rights and render valueless
our property, were it not that they have the
fear of our prowess in their hearts. But lei
them come, we can freely afford to give
them "free soil" for a last resting place.
And come they will, if they should ever
be able to muster the courage and forces to
warrant the undertaking. And come for
what? To. war with us! And to war with
us, not because we have injured them-not
because we have wronged them-not be.
cause we have disturbed or threatened their
peace-not because we have failed to fulfil
any of the obligations enjoined upon us by
the Constitution-not because they expect
to better the condition of our slaves-but
because they envy our prosperity, our hap.
py and exalted condition, and wish to bring
us down to the same level of themselves
and their poor, free, degraded negroes.
What demons in the shape of human, are
these Abolitionists, that would drench their
country in blood, for the poor privilege of
bringing the white man to the same level
of the negro. But men of such low aspi
rations are never to be dreaded, except as
midnight assassins. Let them know that, if
we are to welcome their coming, it will not
be with bare breasts and open arms; but
withfixed bayonets and determincd hearts, to
play with them a serious game-not their
u . y *nvr- .d r:a:ing Burlingame, as-re
ey pmpred I oe played, with p-ler
, ' ii' rr . '"N '.. deair sn ~i 1.
1i11iiit ,v& t . -. S . o
assure you that dtey di deiie . m hau
tality. But, for the honor and glory of our
country, I hope that these deluded wretches
will stay where they are-in the full enjoy.
ment of their free institutions, instead of
coming here to pollute our soil with their
corrupt cargases. But if come they will,
we have the Al. D.'s (mad-devils) here, to
drench them with blue pills, made of Missou.
ri lead, hastened in their operations by ai
preparation of brimstone and saltpetre. Few,
very few, will likely survive this wholsome
prescription ; but such as do, and wish to
return to the snow.clad hills of thre N orth,
should ho protected f'rom the chilling blasts
of winter, by a completo coat of tar anid
feathers, wvell mixed with negro's wool.
But let ine riot excite your levity wvhen it
is titie to be ser-ious. Our very liberties are
in canger. WVar ! civil wvar! ! is now~ waging
in Kansas. Blood ! the blood of Southern
men, while in the exercise of their peaceful
vocation ams tillers of tire soil, hras bieen spil
led-anrd for what arnd by wvhom ? Not
that they haid violated anly law, for they had
gone there, in pursuance of law, to become
actual settlers oft t1-e country. And who are
their muorderers hut tha* kiml- hearted philan
thropists of tihe North, nrged on by men
wiho pirofess to beC pintis miinisters of the gos
pel to go there, amnd drive all Southerners,
with their institutions, from the Trerritory,
that they may aippropariate this vast public
domain to their own exclusive tuse, as though
wie of tihe South had no right there. Ah !
mien of the South ! are ye prepared to sub.
mit to this indign;ty, or will ye buckle on
your anror and go drive back the invader ?
You have but oe course to pursue-you
must mnaintain your eqality inL the Union, or
strike for cquality out of it. Anything short
of this is degradation. Sorely 3-eu will never
consent to occupy a degraded position in
the Union-you will suffe~r no denial of your
equality in e'very part of it--whethner in the
T'erritories or-the States. Onice suffer the
flag of your enemies to waive in triumph
over all the Territories, andl next you wil
hear therm knocking at your very doors. If
y-ou or your institutions are not good enough
to become a part or parcel of the Territo
ries, are you and your institutions good
enough to be a part anti parcel of one of tire
sovereign States of the Union ? By analo
gy of reasoning, whtis good enough to be
a part of one of the old Thirteen, is good
enotigh to be a part of the neu-er States or
the Territories. If this be not so, then thnese
self-styled Republicans of the North will
find a satisfactory reason for coiming here,
to pull dowvn our altars that they may rear
others after their owvn notions of right. 'They
can find the same justification, then, for
burning our houses, stealing our property,
and murdering our people, that they now
find for similar outrages cotnmitted by them
in Kansas. Some of them have said al
ready that they must have " an anti-slavery
Government, an anti-slavery Bible, and an
anti-slavery God." Now, if they are fool.
har dy enough to attempt to change the Bible
and that God whose word has said never
changeth, can we be surprised at their ef
forts to change our Government. Deluded
men ! Better repent of thy many transgres
sions and pray God's forgiver~ess for thy
many sins. For when ye men of the North
come to change our Government, vour davau