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ARTHUR SIMKINIS, rDITORn
3ID3RXLD, . C.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31,1856.
TJ. WuTrraka is our autherised Agent to re
esivisubscripiens and coleet a11 momes due this
T1e Cash System adopted.
After the first if January we will adopt the Cash
system sd Intend strictly to adhere to it in eseh
sad every instane. It is certainly the best system
fer alespeially newspaper publishers, and as our
bils are generaly small it will beno inconvenience
to ay one-to pay up in advance.
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libsed in thinVillge at$2,00.
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and obtain good and cheap publieations,. would do
wel to take up our proposition.
17 Any one sending us five new subscribers to
the Aduertiser, with the cash for the same, will be
entitled to the sixth copy gratis.
STH PACT OF THE EUSINESS
Is this. Editor, Publisher and Printers are
taking Xmas on the large, and it falls to my lot to
keep things a;-going this week. I would be more
wiling to undertake it if I had a real good egg
nogg by my side. As it is,Imust go it on that one
dram of whiskey the fellows gave me this morning.
There's none afloat. The Charleston Zerury,
Gen. Buarwuu, and two or three others, are still
talking about disunion. But the biggest part of
our sensible people are is for old Buox and the
Constitution. If they fail, then there will very
probably be the devil to pay. Whether be will
take his pay In blood or in niggers remains to bii
g7Hoir. P. e.Baooxs' admirable speech in
the House of Representatives, on the 17th inst.,
has beenreceived, and will be published in our
N C IT wil be seen, by reference to another
column that the meeting of the Edgefleld Village
Bible Society ViU beheld in the Episcopal Church,
,on Friday next, instead of Saturday, as stated by
'Rev. Mr. BzLLrNGER on last Sunday. The Mem
bers of the Society will please take notice and
govern themselves accordingly.
Rev. C. B. WALExm intends offering a magnii
cent lot of Furniture for sale at auction at his
-residence In Buncombe, on Saturday next. See
his advertisement over there, and recollect a good
opportunity Is at your door.
Boa Sururax is also going to auction of his
reaining' stock of Goods, on Thursday, and says
he is going to distribute them around~among the
poor,llfheecannot sell. That is afirat rate idea !
- And, provided he does'nt get any bldderspire ex
pet to have two or three pocket knifes, whips,
tops, lots of marbles, bails, dumb watches, and
-many other things not necessary to elongate, of
which Bpa has a right good assortment left. Be
certain to turn &ut, if you wish to buy many valu
able articles at your own ofebr.
I have just received the following note from the
Editor, which (not being exactly understood by
myself) must speak for Itself:
*" Ma. Ii': I mut ask you to say to our pooti
cal correspondents, that my paragraph on Lyric
Poetry, a number or two back, was not intended
for any one In particular,--least of all for the one
who has complained about it. It contained a few
abstract reflections, 'suggested by the defects of
newspaper poetry generaly. If there were any
hints that might he advantageously considered by
my immediate correspondents, I was in hopes they
would be regeivei in kindness. Sorry as I am to
part company with any one for so trivial a cause,
I must say that I shall continue to supervise and
criticize as heretofore; always, however, with
much more of esteem than severity. When I shall
cease to have confidence in my own taste, I shall
cease to be an EDITOR.
LAST WEEr'S PLAYS.
As every body said they were good, it is not for
a little devil like me to say nay. Yet, if I might
venture a word!, I should remark that8B's. vocaliza
ticn at one point was not characterized .by that
emuegic ef'ect I have sometimes witnessed in simi
lar passages-that MrLrI V. was barely one de
gree below perfection in the left hand corner of
the 3rd Act of the "Lady of Lyons,"--that W.
L. rendered three syllables, in a certain line of the
" Honey Moon," either too warmly or too excited.
ly, I could'nt tell which on account of the talking
of a blamed drunken rascal who sat close by me;
--and that the Cor.. had'nt enough of the Bosphoe
vous in his soliloquies. The dances were ne plus
sUra--entirely successful. Prof. Brocs, however,
In wheeling in the first promenade, on the right
corner of the board, placed his right foot about
half an inch too far to the left, but it was not ob
served by many.-Now I'li get thundernext week.
NEWS OP THE WEEK.
Cotton Is said to be rising, and thank Heaven
for It. Money is tolerably plenty now, but I am
one of those who want it to be more so. I want
to have gaarters where now I find nothing but
these abominable three-cent pieces.
The 1wars are all over, and thank Heaven for
that too ! I'm opposed to bloodshed out and out.
I would'nt spill that of a chicken, if it was not
that I love 'em so much friend broen.
Walker's making headway in Nicaragua, and
thank Heaven for that also and likewise! I dreampt
the'othergtlht I was there, and had two dollars
and seventy-five cents. in my pocket. La!i how
good it didfeell -
Fourthly, the Dutch have taken Holland.
.-us ARRIVED. - -
The Qiaseutue has just arrived within a mile
and a half of this place, and will be on exhibition
Thursday evening next, at 6 o'clock precisely.
The sport will be of the rarest; tickets onlyfiee
cents apiece. All who wish to be infinitely amus
ed, would do yell to find out the valley in a cer
tain old held where this recherhe eshow is to come
off. Kit! eed.
A leetle of the bald-faced has been taken down
during the holidays in our town-just sleetle. r
have not had a drap till to-day. But every body
else has, I verily beleive. The darliies, especially,
bad quiea swing inthatHae. Onenlight they got
so hlghup asto givea-conert; Miss M. and the
Mimesn Y-d were the prima donnas of the eve
aing. A chap who peeped In at the wiadow tells
me they sagoperatie pieces altogethui. The duo's
er thought byf some to resemble the cmbina
OUR NEW YUARs ADDnss.
Look out for it to-morrow. It is unique, luilferous
and not very long. It will be offered at a halfiollar
or fifty cents (I don't care which) per copy. Please.
good people, save the quarters for.me. Il give
you value received, and my prettiest benediction into
-APP. TODDY-, tebs
I undertake to assert that apple toddy isthe best
and heartiest winter-drink imaginable. Made mod
erately stronit, coffee does not compare with it in
point of healthfulness. As a night'cap, after sit
ting up and working late. It is peculiarly admira
ble; and this is the way to make it: Bake four
apples carefully, or rather roa-st them onthe hearth
which is better. Put them in a pitcher. Pour on
them a brimming tumbler-fall of good brandy.
Throw in a dozen cloves, some nutmeg, some spice
and a little cinnamon. Add fourtable-spoonsfullof
,pounded loaf-sugar previously dissolved in as little
hot water as possible. Stir these ingredients well,
mashing the apples in the process. Let all stand
and soak one hour. Then pour In four tumblers
full of very hot water. Cover with a towel to keep
in the steam. Uncover, stir again, and you have
four elegant night-caps for four full-grown men.
Its the hardest subject to write on ever I struck.
How to court, is the question. Some do it by a
rolling of the eyes ; some by a squeezing of hands ;
some by pretty speeches; some by looking so ugly
as to excite sympathy; some by begging after they
have been kicked two or three times; and afew
by the outspoken eloquence of a full heart. And
one n'ay or another, every one seems to find a
mate. I am happy to state that a very fair amount
of courting is said to be going on just now in these
parts. Several weddings are on band and others
are expected. I am delighted at the prospect; be
cause it leads me to hope that my gal will get in the
notion along with the restof 'em. And then! Oh.
Ephraim Diddledepidget ! what a time wilt thou have
As this is a good time for us torub every body a
eele, I'll just pitch into some of our fast boys
a few. There goes a couple of 'em now,-One
with a cock hat on and a long nine in his mouth,
dancing the Shuckelwackileberger quadrille or
something else, and the other with a big quid In
his jaw, a walking cane under his arm, anda shawl
on. Now aint they a nice-looking couple. They
both have been drunk for the last week, or I'm
no judge of human nature. What these specimens
of the genus homo will come to, is beyond the
prophecy of man to say; but we do not hesitate
to predict that they will either come to want, the
Poor House or the gallows. The latter has gone
out of date; but mykingdom! some of the rising gen
eration will be greatly indebted toit in a few years.
However, as we do not wish to be too tight, and
might possibly get ourself into a little brush with
some of them, we will close by giving Longfellow's
opinion, in poetry, of the present age:
In every village you can find,
A number of young " gents"
Who think themselves, in point of mind,
Quite fit for Presidents.
They stalk around the~bar-roonm door,
Smoking their "long nines,"'
They quench their thirst with " Simon pure,"
And various other wilnes.
They think 'tis smart to go to church,
And " puff around the door ;"
Or else upon Its windows perch
And litter up the floor.
These " fast"s young men have " brass" enough,
To stare in ladies' faces;
Deeply in debt-in mannersrough
Iu fact, they're out of traces."
Some study Law and others Physic,
Alas! they neither learn;
In practice, they will lbe eniiric
For Fame they'll vainly burn.
Somebody surely should tell themi,
What they seem not to know,
That " the wise always do contemn
Those, who such actions do."
Old Mrs. Sxow-car senda in the following recipe
for a new kind of cake. It lasa been a rather difli
cult job to make it out, but I trust I have come pret
ty near it:
"-Take of fiour two pounds. Stir in sugar till it
becomes a tolerably stiff batter. Then sweeten to
t,ste and add salt enough just to overcome th~e ex
eens of sugar. Pour in water well diluted with
brandy, till the whole mixture begins to assume a
greeing-purplish hue. Then increase the heat
rapidly till the upper crust .becomes considerably
pukered. Take up instantly, wipe off the ashes
with brown paper, and serve before thb puckered
surface begins to subside."
I hope the ladie-s will give AuNT Snow-cdrs re
cipe a fair trial. A compositor at my elbow suggests
that the old lady was nodding when she wrote It. I
deny the insinuation and boldly defy the scrutiny
of our best gaitronomists.. Baut if in truth " there's
nothing in it," I console myself with the redieetion,
that Sir Giles Over reach thought the same of the
crater of Vesuvius.
A FEW ITEMS
For somebod's benefit. We know they should
receive attention and therefore recommend thema
to the especial consideration of some of our sub
scribers and friends.
That he who takes the papers, . .
And pays his bills when due,
Can live at peace with God and man,
And with the printer too.
And secondly, bear in mind,
That it is a mistake to suppose that newspapers
are printed for amusement, and-that printers deem
it a compliment when a friend bogs half a dozen
to give away. -.
And, thirdly, we hope our Merchants will re
member what the Rothschilds, of Europe, have
said about advertising:
" The Merchant who does not advertise liberally
ig the newspapers is lIke a man who has a lantern,
but who is too stingy to buy a candle; he stum
bles about in the dark long after all hais more sen
sible neigbors have lighted themselves, home."
Trusting that every body concerned will give
the above sock-dolagers a little space in their era
niums, we will wind up by telling them what will
be the consequence if they fail to comply. They
will take to drinking and lyinag round corners where
somebody keeps a little beverage, and finally they
will peg out. But worst of all will be the v'erdict of
the coroner's jury, which will read as followa:
" Death by hanging-round a rumsihop."
For my own amusemenat, I have gathered up
the following little scrays, most of which will ex
tract a smile:
IWVA student in wanat of money sold his books
and wrote home, " Father, rejoice; for I now de
riye my support from literature."
3W Ax enterprising but ignorant~South Ameri
can has sent to an Albany locomotive shop for one
hundred " cowcatchers." He expects to use them
in taking wild cattle on the plains of Paraguay,
.in place of the lasso.
" SEE here, my friend, you are drunk !"
" Drunk I" to be sure I am, and have been for
the last three years. You see my brother and I
are on the temperance mission. He lectures while
I set afrightful ewaniple !"
3g To make a girl love you, coax her to love
semebody else. If there be anything that woman
relishes, it is to be contrary.
3g SCOLorNG is the pepper of matrimony, and
the ladies areithe gppe~r pesps! So says anold
For the Advertiser.4
THE WITEBE E0Q -t.
. DEDICATED TO N. W. 0.
'Tis eye, and with the last faint blush,
Of daylight fading fromi the sky,
There falls upon my heart the humh
Of softly dreaming memory I
Of oldeni times, when.beauty bright -
Enraptured heart, and ioul,.and mind,
When thoughts of love, and bliss, and ligh,
My clouds all thro' with rose-tints lined.
When Joy, and Hope twin-angels wreathed
Their garlands fair around my heart,
And Love's devotions hro' me breathed,
With thoughts that never can depart!
The flowers you gave me, love, are1iere,
All faded is their gloriou4 bloom,
Pressed to my heart still, still so dear,.
Like roses drooping o'er some tomb I
For is it not the grave of all
The hopes that erst were its sole life 1.
Whose radiance fled beyond recall,
Leaves my wrung soul with anguish rife !
You culled them from the wilderness
Of roses that around us lay,
Nor dreamed e'en then your loveliness
Was stealing all m3 soul away!
I think of thee, as of the ray
From lightning sudden, fitful glare
That beams alone to pass away,
And leave the darkness still more drear I
Then, fare-thee-well-naught-can impart,
One gleam of joy or gladness, save,
The withered flowers that on my heart,
Keep lonely watch o'er young love's grave !
' For the Advertiser.
CAMP HILDEOARDE, K. T. Nov, 9th 1856.
Ma. gorroR: You will scarce imagine that you
have a correspondent 150 miles from Miseouri, in
the uninhabitable parts of Kansas, but so it is. I
have gone Into " Unole Sam's service,"1 and am
now engaged in laying off or rather surveying lands
for the use of future settlers; but I am perfectly
satisfied that it will be a long, long time before Un
le Sam will be paid enough for these lands to
pay for Its survey. It is mountainous and poor, no
timber, and totally unfit for cultivation. For several
days we traveled over hills without any roads to
guide us. Our compass was our only safety. A.
it was I have been lost three times, and twice laid
out all night hungryand tired, and yet was within
a short distance of camp but did not know it., Once
for 40 hours I had nothing to eat and had to lay
out all night in the -old without even an overcoat.
I have seen something of life since I have been in
Kansas, that I little dreamed off when I left old
In the lower part of Kausia there is little or no
game, but here there is plenty of deer elk and tur
key, and we are serenaded every, night by a.pack of
Iungry wolves. We hunt daily an-I ive1 ii".g
One day last week we killed a barrow coon weigh
ing over 30 pounds ; and aftet- burying it in the
snow three days; we ate it. This,aefi:hife
aking a walk, as fine a b:ek/uii I ever saw rose
from the grass within ten feet of me, but my ever
fithful rifle madgehim pay for his folly. I have a
agnificent-pait' of horns fo.r you when I return.
The snow is only waist deep. Did you ever have
a serenade from a pack of IHungry Wolves and
Eaodting Owls. We have it nighatly, it is delight
Get a map of Kansas Terr'tory-place yo.- finger
on FortsRiley, and I will be just 8 miles west of
tlat. My next trip will be to Fort Bend, just 500
iles further west. At present we are near peacea
lehIdians; then we will be amongst hostile thieving
wretches. I had expected to find Bunfalo here but
hey haave'gone south ; the Indians from this section
ave gone after thorn. They will return in a few
eeks and we will have meat in abundance. We
ame through their village, it was deserted-all
one. In two weeks time there will be 4,000 of
hem at the village to receive their annuities from
Uncle Sam. They drink, gamble, dance all sorts
>f dances and spend every dime in two weeks-then
o home. White men get it all. There are Catholic
and Baptist Missionaries amongst every tribe, but
about pay days they loose all influence.
I have seen some splendid looking chiefs and
young girls in fact some of the latter are magnificent.
I almost think of turning "Ingin." They would make
me " Big chief." I have learned to do a good many
things out here that I never expected. I can gee
aw oxen first rate, and I can ride one equally as
well. I can trait a main over the hills when no one
ese about here except an Indian could find'him. I
an butcher an animal as well as my old friend
Smith Radford. I can mend a boot as well as old
Duncan, I can wash my clothes, lecan cook " a no. 1"
and can talk " Ingin." Besides all this, I am fat,
learty and so bearded that my friend S. G. would
ot know me.
Let me advise all young men not to think of
oming to this country ; it is not the place for them.
Mten of family ! don't ene unless you have means to
spport you a year or two, and even then you must
expect to put up wi-h hardships and privations, if
f you should come, go to the southern part of Kan
sas near Fort Scott.
If [ was confident th's letter would ever rteach
ou I would write miore particulars, but it is very
nertain. Howevir, I will give you copionse xtracts
rom my dairy when I return to Lecompton, K. T.
Pray send me a paper to that oficee as I am truly
axious to hear from old Edgefield.
Yonrs, &ie. *
For the Advertiser..
'T nY TITLE.
" There is a reaper ana hiis name is DeathA;'
And with his sickle keen,
Hie cuts the bearded grain at a breath,
ANIDTnIE FLOWEaS TNAT onow BETwvEEN!"
Oh, Death ! Death ! Death ! coming every where
hy advent is least looked for, least hoped for, and
enying thy dreamless, painless slumber to the
arth-weary pilgrim sighing for thy peaceful bournel
Strangely solemn is this greeting I scud yog,
hristmas revellers, mid your joy. Ill timed per
hps, but when is death's dark angel otherwisei
et 'twill come ; heedless alike or gladness or woe,
amine or plenty, young hearts or old. It flutters
n thme rags of the shivering outcast, starving for the
erumbs that fall from the rich man's table," and
s folded in the soft ermine of the pampered child of
uxury, " who fares sumptuously overy day."~ it
my sigh along the summer breeze that idly wvan
ons by,or howl in the frozen.breath of winter ; yet
ts coming is equally mire. Every where Death
preads his black banner, to floamt forever between
s and earth's glad sunshine-throwing his dark
antle of easeless oblivion over our joys and hopes1
pleasures and sorrows ; over friend and foe loved
snd loving. Many a Christmas carol has he turned
e now to a mournful dirge I Many a gushing song
ifhope, to a bitter knell of despair ! And oh, how
runy a lieautiful flower has lhe crushed forever in
his icee-cold grasp ! Bright human flowersand cher
shed!i That have clasped their tendrils so elosely
rond our hearts, that they are intertwined with
rery quivering life string there!
And does he Viause to mark the ruin he is ma
ig, when he tears them so ruthlessly from their
ating place, regardless of their clinging, reckless
the ndppingssunder of our heart-strings one,
yotei Ah Ino !no !and he buries them deep,
leep in the frauen ground, too deep for the sunshine
ofour love ever to warm thema Into life again;
ibecking, blighting their young bloom even in its
tpring. 'And thus the frail idols.of clay we have so
vildly worshipped, return t6 .6t, uleepihg on in
ine long breathless 6eim, aidw cry, " God help
1s," in our great agony, ?pyd forgive us for our
dolatry" and bend our 1triren heads to the very
marth for the great storn-elund to pass-on in its
meesing work of destriieti.n. And who dreams
hen of kissing the hand thilmoldo the bitter ebalice
a our lips, and meekly sayn' iuwith the carth-for
aken One, kriceing on Geihsan's.bloodtiad
urf, "Thy 'Will, not mine, Neile !- Yet "'whom
jod Inveth, Ile chasten-th,' -these 'are drops of
ove from the great ct an o-od's heart, sent in
oving kindness to Wean us fm the t.o fatally en
-hanting beauty oftarth. And-He in mereirul and
oving, even v hen to Wzr distorted, earth blad
ision his judgmontas seem- -most sever, must
licart-rending. Ile sends' these triali, that we
may not become too deeply attached to the " land
>f our exile" and forget thAetright home awaiting
as in our " Father's house,<eyond the bright
zure, star-decked donie thatveils it fiom our daz
ded light-the true home:-of the pilgrim where
be weary may rest, in the 1riously beautiful land
)f the blest. Where star-crowned angels fold their
iings in the august -presence bf the immortal King
Af Ages, and whitewingedfseraphs, with hearts
btrning with rapturous -1 forever chant his
praise on golden harps aituned-to love's most glori
God grant, my friends, I* rmay all meet there;
and saved at last - will jol with those radiant
spirits in their hymn of prai. "and feel in our heart
of hearts, no matter what e h's trials were theyre
over now, and we can say, -
"Joy, joy forever ou (ask is done,
The gates are passed:and Heaven is iwon."
ARRIVAL OF THE STEMRSEP EUROPA.
NEW YonK, Dec. 27.-'ife Royal Mail steam.
hip Europa, Capt LErckhas arrived, with
Liverpool dates, one day iter than biouglht by
the Canada. She brings accounts to Saturday
December 13, inclusive.
- Liverpool Cotton Marke6 The cotton market
continued unchanged. T1p sales for the week
were 53,000 bales, of which s'peculators took
Q,000, and exporters 5,06 bales: Hermann,
Cox & Co., quote 'Middli. Uplands at 6 13.
Flour Market.-The maret has declined 6.1.
Wheat-Market deelinea2d. to 3d.
Manchester trade.-Trade was saisifactory in.
all the manufacturing districts.
Consols--Had' ieclinedI' and quoted at 931.
Money market unehangtd.
News.-Political news generally fully antici.
pated by the Canada. , .
Richardson, Spence & Co.. report that the
cotton market had slightlydeclined on the ordi
nary and better qualities; and that as the Mid
dling grades remained scarce, prices were lirm.
Geo. Holt & Co., ieport the cotton market
steady, and the demand fairly supplied-Mid
dling Orleans quoted at Id.
The Brokers' Circular qotes Fair Orleans at
7 3.8d.; Fair Uplands 7 id.
The Emperor of Austria has met with a chill.
'n reception from the-Kingof Naples.
'npnd has commenced iperations in the
jr.ussia is about commencingitive measures
, THE case of Pennington, the negro preacher,
against the Sixth Avenue Railroad Company,
Involving the question o'f the right of colored
persons to ride in public vehicles in New York,
terminated on Friday, in a veraiet for the defen
dant. The Herald says an appeal to a higher
court will probably be taken. It wilt be recol
lected that a suit of a similar character was
tried seme time since be~ JudgeW Whiting,
and deeiiled in favor of' right' ciaimed. by
If decent free negroes make no objection to
riding in the same omnibus with Black Re.
publicans, we think the latter have no cause or
right to object.
WASHING TON, December 24, 1856.
THE ConoN Cnor.-The Senators and Re.
preentatives in. Congress from the Cottor
planting Districts, have written letters which
agree in the opinion that the Cotton erop.thE
present year will be one-fourth shorto'that of
lst yead, and that it will niot exceed 2,700,000
pounds. They give this as the result of obser.
vat ions and conversations while canvassing thei:
districts duritng th~e recent elections.
CUBA SUGAR CnoP.-A letter from I-Invan:
The busy season of our sugar planters has
fairly set in, and many estates have already be.
gun to grind. The crop promises well, and it i,
calculated that it wilt ecd that of last yenl
by more than 500,000 boxes. The tobacco ib
sufering severely for want of rain.
FOUND DEADo.-On Sunday last, one Benj
Lowsbury, a saddler by trade, was found dead
near Benver Creek Ronad, between Capt. In.
grai's plaee where A. Gream resides, and the
residence of Mrs. Twitty. No marks of violenet
were about his person, and the verd'iut of the
Coroner's Jury In the case, wa", that the de.
eesed "died by the visitation of.God."-Lan.
GENS. WALKE.-Genera1 Walker, says the
New York 'Time.., has written a letter to a friend
in New York, dated December 1st, in whicuh he
says: "I consider that our permanent power
in Central Ameriea never has been on ao firma
basis as now. Nor do I know of one single
month, since 1 have been in Nicaragua, wherein
we have made so mutch progress towards final
results as-the month which las just ended."
Gov. AugE.-The correspondent of the New
York Daily News thu. compliments our Repre
" The Hon. William Aiken, of South Caroli
n, ,ocupied the Speaker's chair in the House
to-day, Mr. Baniks being absenit. The appetir
ance of' this gentlemnan in that position for the
first time evidenced the flet that he is the style
of mnan for the place. His dignified appearance
and be'aring juatified the selection which the
opponents of Mr. Bainks made for a candidate
to defeat bim.".
THE LATE EXelTESET.-The Richmond
' The excitement in Tennessee regailding a
revolt has, subsided. All the stave churches
have been finally closed, and no hoti4*y pill be
allowed the negroes this Christmas. The free
negroes are being driven ont of aeveral sections
of the State, on penalty of death jf they remain.
This thas ended the ineundiary -'eff'orts of fiends
who have entailed ona Lbeir 4eluded visetims a
loss of the enjoyment they oancs possessed, and
in many instances have consigned them to the
gallows. In Kentucky and elsewhere all dis
turbances have been .ef'fectually quelled by the
violent death of the leaders, and all excitement
THE chief of Pollee in New Orleans has comn
mened the policy of making notorious thieves,
burglars and pick-pockets " walking advertise
ments of their owvn shamie.". lHe affixes the
pture of the offence, for which they have been
convited, in large letters on pasteboard, and
then the culprit, with this prominent label on
their breast and back, Is marched about and ex
ibited in public places, so as to enable the pub
li to see and know the matn who has been
uilty of such offences.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 23.
LARGE FIRns TN PHILADELPHiA.-Funston's
extensive Brush Factory, on 16th street, was
destroyed by fire to-day, by which two hundred
ands are thrown out of employnment. Another
o~nflagrtion destroyed Mills & Flynn's Sta
b~les in West Philadelphia, together with 150
iorses and 50 cmnibuaes. The flames comn
municated to Wilson's Plumning Mill, near the
Navy Yard, which was also - destroyed. Loss
estimated at 1,iO 00.O. The fiemen~ weko kept
bard at work al1 .4ght,
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. -A most melancholy
accident oceurred on Monday, 15:h inst., near
Van Patton's, in this di4tricl. by which an iner
esting son of S. S; Robnck lost his life.
The circnmstances of. his death are exceed.
ingly painful and distressing. Ilo was driving
the horses attached to a cotton gin, and playing
with another little boy, .wlien; through.childish
indiscretion, his head iWas caught between one
of the arms or the cog.wheel and the upright
pie& which supports the en I of the shift of
the-hand-wheel, and so mashed and mangled as
to cause his deall instantly. His father, who at
the time was attending the gin, ran immediately
to his relief, but was only permitted to bear him
out a bleeding, lifeless corpse. We are seldom
called upon to witness a more heart-rending cir
eumstanco. Ile was an interesting, lovely boy,
full of life and cheerfulness, in the ensoyment
of good health and the possession of a kind
disposition, and yet in the very midst of the
brightest hopes of life, lie was in a moment
stricken down, and these hopes forever bligh ted.
God in His wisdom has directed the stroke, and
we should bow to the decree.-Laturensville
HOMICDE.--Matlew M. Sellers, who was.
mentioned as having been stabbed at Odom's
sale, died in about .three hours after receiving
the wound. - The knife entered the breast be
tween the third and fourth ribs, and penetrated
the norta. The Coroner, J. C. Ch:,pman, Esq.,
held an inquest over the body tile next day, who
reported that the said Mathew M. Sellers came
to his death from a -wound inflicted by a knife
in the hands of Daniel Johnson. Johnson fled,
and has not as yet been taken. A reward has
been offered for his apprehension.-Cheraw
SAD OCCURRENCE.-A shocking fatality oc
curred at Stockport, New York, a day or two
since.. A woman named Dickerman was sitting
with her child, two years old, in her lap, when
an angry conversation occurred between her
and her sister, who was cutting some work with
a pair of scissors. In a fit of rage the latter
threw the scissors with great force, the point
,striking the child upon the breast and penetrating
the heart. The innocent little one exclaimed:
"Oh, mother! mother !" and immediately expir
ed. Mrs. Dickermah did not see her sister throw
the scissors, and was not conscious of what had
been done until she saw the instrument of death
planted in his breast. A coroner's jury was
called, who, after a full investigation of the
affair, rendered a verdict in accordance with the.
above facts, and the sister is now in Hudson
jail to await a trial.
DEMAND FOR CoTToN.-The New York Her
ald estimates the requirements of trade at the
end of ten years at from five and a half to six
millions of bales-an amount, says the Herald,
"which this country would find no diffleilty in
supplying, or even augmenting to 7.000,000 of
bales, were African labor at all available for the
purpose." Bennett, therefore, proposes to re
open the slave trade as a method of supplying
the deficiency of African labor. To which the
Richmond Examiner well replies:
" We can point the Herald to a more effica
cious and humanle tneans of replenishing the
cotton labor market. It is, to make the North
and Canada send back our fugitive slaves, and
to allow the fine coton soils of the public do
main west and southwest of the Mississippi to
be colonized by the supernumerary negruts of
the Southwestern States, instead of, by eternal
agitation, compelling their retention here and
employment in the ruder mechanic arts, ror
which Nature never designed the nigger."
Ig"1. Rt. WE'Giins, - nior, of Coluinbia,
has been appointed bji his~ Excellency Gov.
ALLSTON, Registrar of Births and.- Marriages,'
under the Act just gassed by the General As
gg"STECKLE & WILsoN's Livery Stables.
in. Augusta,4Ga., and other property in the
neighborhood, were burnt on Wednesday lash,
to the amount of $2,000.
ig O the 21st and 22d insts., the receipts
of cotton at New Orleans reached twenty-six
thousand eight hutndred anid seventy-nine bales.
ig' SECRETAR !- Marcy says, in private conT
versation, that the neutrality laws shal'bd en
forced against those recruiting for' Walker as
they were agast Mr. Cramnpton and the British
gg THE President gave a dinner party Moni
day afternoon to Generals Shields, Quiliman,
Law, Cu-hing, Col. Weller anid oficeers who
were associated with him in the Mexican war.
Eif A Tennessee paper says, Senator Jiell
will loso about $10,000 by the insurrection
panic. Four of his negroes, in his absence,
were hung by one of the local' courts, arnd five
more afterwvards by the mob.
Og- WE regiret to learn (says 11he Carolina
Tines) that the IHon, Jns. A. BLACK, late Sena
-tor of this District in the Legi-dature, and for
several years a prominent member of the legal
profession at this place, died at his residence,
at Spring Bluff, on the Wateree River, on Sat
urday niigl t, 20th inst., of apoplexy.
gr A New York cot respondent writes:
" One of'our rich merchants-a man of~ the for
tunle of a million and a half-a resident otn the
Fifth atvamie-connected with one of the first
houses in New York-was carried yesterday to
the Insane llospital, 1ie is anothler illustration
of what our city shows in many lamentable
eases, of the danger of over-attenltion to busi
(Gi"EwUAn ANDEnSoN, a negro blacksmith,
having shops at Cleveland, Ohio, atnd Madison,
Indiana, was arrested on the Cineinnati mail
boat on WVednesday evening last, on thle charge
of enticing negroes from Carroliton, Kentucky.
He was brought to Louisvilie, atnd thence taken
to Carrolltotn. [He is said to be a brother of
Anerson, the Reveren enclored gentlemian re
cently arrested upon a similar charge.
(Qi DUNG the past yeaf, Prescott, the his.
torian, has received ani income of $20,000 for
his literary labors.
jg. Tija Rev. E. H. Chapin, the talented
Universalist divina, who now receives a salary
of $5,000J from his aangregation in Droadw:'y,
New York, is said to have been itnvited to take
charge of a congregation in Chicago., Illinois, at
a salary of $10,000.
g' A scald or burni canu be easily eared by
the use of P'erry Davis' Vegetable Pain Killer.
L is equally effectual in curing headache, pain
in the stomach or bowels, dysentery, diarrhima,
H Y DI EN!I A L,
M~atsZE, on the 21st inst., by Rev. J. W. Cole
nina, Mu Mnst RELIoacI aind Mies CL~arssa Asx
LarAno, all of Edgefield Jpistript.
NIaJap, on the 23d Dcc.,by Rev. J. Townsend,
Mg. J~ras iEAnSIA, of Abbeville, and Miss Sp
SAN PoWsas, of Edgefield District.
MAaLRIEP, on the 23d1 inst., by Rev. S. P. Getzen,
Mr. JAMEs BOYD, of Alabama, and Miss LvarA
PARKAN, daughter of Mr. Charles Parkman, of
MARaIED, on the 10th inst., by the Rev. John
Holland, Mr. Jonx. 1. SAarrLE, of Nitety-Six, A b
beville District, and Miss MAaY Axs Fov, of this
O BI T UA RY.
DIED, on the 21st inst., Mr.PERME.JA HOLLIAND,
"ife of Daniel Holland, Esq., in the sixty-fourth
year of her age. She was born on the 10th day of
A pril, 1'793, in Edgefield District, in which she lived
She had been a consistent member of- the Baptist
Church for forty-eight years, and died i 11be faith
in which she had lived. Sihe possessed niny of the'
highest and most endearing elements of the female
character ; she was a sincere friend, a dutiful wire,
an affectionate mother, and Ia kind mistress. In
short, she sustained all-the relations of life with a
dignity, calmness and propriety that won the respoet
and esteem of all who knew her. She leftsa hus
band and three children to mourn their lous.
DwFD, in this place, Nov. 20th 1856, 3tlr. JAlSrs
\. WIL.IAM, in the'36th year of his age.
iHe was engaged in the mercantile business for
nany years and was exteinsivCly and favourably
mown at home ond abroad. In his busiiess trals
etions, his -kind and obliging disposition secured
din many friends and his deportment in social in
ercon rse with all, was of that character that made
io enemies. Of naturally a sensitive disposition,
ie could not bear up under the reverses of fortune,
vith, that fortitude which was necessary to shield
aim from the depressing effects of disappointyrent
tad consequent discouragement.
Whatever may have been his fault, (and who of
is has none,) they wvere not such as led him inteu
ionally to injure or wrong any man; and all who
cnew him, will do him the justice to say, that
here was much in his character, underlying hu
nan frailty, that was amiable, generous and afee
ionate. lie was sincere and constant in his at
tchment to friends and without hypocricy towards
hose whom he could not call his favoriteq. In all
,he vicissitudes of fortune, be so conducted him
elf as to preserve his honor untarnished, and he
las left many friends.whose confidence he enjoyed
n proqepcrity, who truly sympathised with him in
udversity and who sincerely grieve over his un
imely end. A FaimsD.
HAMBURG, Dec. 29th 1860.
The Cotton Market the past week has not been
is lively as for a few weeks previous, but still pri
xs remain firm. The receipts up totiis date have
been moderately heavy. We quoje now as ex
tremes, 111 to 12j- strictly choice't2b.
. * AUGUsTA, Dec. 27th, 1856.
Co-rron We have no change to report in'pri
es. The mand continues good. Strictly Good
Miiddling 12 cents.
CUA RLEsToN, Dec. 27th, 1856.
Co-r-ro.-Tho transactions to-day reached very'
nearly 1,000 biles at full prices. The.sales may be
zlassed as follows, viz: 137 bales. at 121; 427 at
121; 17 at 121; and 847 bales at.12Jp.
Bible Society of Edgefeld Village.
The Members of this Society are requesteI to
meet at the Episcopal Church, on Friday, 2nd Jan.,
at 11I o'clock, A. M.
E. E. BELLINGER, Pres't.
THE UNDERSIGNED being about to retire
from the Dry Good Business, will dispose of his
stock of Fancy and Staple Dry Goods-one of the
largest in the city-at New York cost, for cash.
His friends and the public are respectfully informed
that the lowest possible price will be asked, and from
which there will be no deviation. Country and
City Merchants, and Dry Goods Delers in general,
are invited to call and examine the Goods.
Successor of Cosgrove & Brennin,
Augusta. Nov. 25th, 1856, St 46
WiMerclhants and Planters wislh
ing to have bairgains in Dry Goods, would do well
to examine JA MES TIENEY'S large andl well as
sorted stock. Ie has received some more of those
solid colored WORST EDS, at 12b cen is per yard
See advertisement. tf 45.
W Col. A. MSMITH, of Abbeville; is respect
fully announced by his- friends as a Candidate for
Major General, 1st Division, S. C. M.
New Garden seeds,
DIRECT FROM THE GROW ERS!
L. PENN, has received from the celebra
. . ted Seedt Farm and Gardens of Co-nstock,
Tyrre & Co., a large supply of FRESIIGARDEA
SEED, which are now arranged ini his Seed Box
relky for sale.
. Die 31. - if
- At Privar6 Salt W
fA STOCK OF GROCERIES, &C.
TE 0 an industrious man with a small Cash. Capi
U.tal, it would prove a good investment.
For particulars apply at this Office.
Dec. 31 IS5G, - - 2t 51
T IE following Land Warrnnts have ben im
E.by tile Comimissioner of Pensiuns, whiel
Warrantees can obtainl by appliention to Cicero Ad.
.neob Daughnman, i0ar
John Bryant," "
john J3. Hlmes, S
alary A. Key, 4
J.hn W. llolly.
Gestesesatak th hit
wind "tiy tht6t0me
. PBESRIN, tt'y.
Dec. 31 1856, tf 51
"RISNG TE ND.
G TE nlemn ROtkeO th JHiSn
th 1tH iEst Susrbe RbINaout to be aomo ebang
iheo htais business briesecuy oif andll wh<
re idtd to hetlmethe y Nlolur'. uce or Agoun,
Ja rny as a nclesrly rcomed to urs the
rind"b an cutomersorsc.soM JJ
KINNDY addosoict o hM. cn L ES inUanc.
r HE concernOo ROBIN&J\CSON,
the15t int. r.ROINSO 11. J bCSOnd a
thir. 31 31eful 51omn t u l
K FlEDank oadlii for iaceniuac
HEl~ Annnal Meeting of the Stoekhoilders of the
Hamnburg & Edgefield Phank Road Co.ppany,
will lhe held in flamburg on the seund Wednesday
in January, 1t*57, it being the 1 4th.
W M. C. SIB3LEY, Treas'r.
Hlambhurg, Dec. 30th_.I856, 2t 51
STR AYE D from the subscriber's Plantation on
ISavannaihI River, several head C f C A TTILE of
dilrenit colors. A mong them is ain Ox, eolor white
and redl, white face, nlo-horned andC bob-tailed; the
.ear marks, cropi in the right anmd uppe~r-bit in the
.Ayinformation of said cattle, addressed to me
fully received,andt~ a liberal compensation itiven for
any troubtle incdurredl. F. W. PICKENS.
Dec. 30 1856, 3t 51
WOOD IS GETTINiG SCAR CE !
N and after this date, 1 wvili supply my eus
~.tomers with WVood am 82,50O per load.
Cor, Fodder, Seed Oath, Cow Peas and rotsites
fqr sale ,epeap for eaah and cash only.
. ~ M. ETHIEREPGE.
p ~ee 31 Itt' 51
SOUR or five young gentlemen can be necomn
dated by the Subscriber on re.asonableo terms.
D. IR. DULRISOE.
Hides, Hides, Hides.
I WILL' buy 600 good Hides delivered at my
EDMUND PENN, AGEN-r.
Oct. 29 1850 If 42
'Clodks and- Talmnas.
B ROOM & NORRELL h-ive received a few
more hlandsome CLOAKS and TALMAS,
smom extra rich, which they will sell low.
SAugusta, Georgia, D)ee 16 1850 If 49
T0 take chlarge of the School at Thorn's Creek
.Meeting-llouse. None need apply but those
hat can come well recommended. The applicant
must, of course, be master of the Ancient and Mod
~n Languages. To a suitable person, good wages
till be given. Apply to.
N o . 4.FAR
T ITr . Undersign'ed. hving
nnA commodious. ouse. oecio
years by Mr. Chas Compty,~as a H
by Maj. G.-k.A Adisou as i Dwell grespetful
annonnes to lis -old patrqns-an ftaends that he
will open said IHouse in a few daye . the accomn
modation of all who ma favor himith theik orn
pany; His 11tel is privatelynihstuilcouveuiently
rocated, which makes it very desiramile ;or a-board
ing, house. -
lie promises to use every-exertion t;: please and
having had consideiabld lexperiene4 in theHotel
business feels confident that he will ren'de i coiplete
satisfaction to the public generally.
Ile has procured the qerviees of No. I Cool
and will constantly keei. his table aicnd witir the* -
best that can be had. Mrs.tC;- will also -give har
personal attention to the cmnry departmeht, in
having every article properly prepared.
11is ROOMS will be completely irnishedand
care t iken to keep them so.
1ias STABLE$ will also receive the-carfulaten-\
tion (if an experienced Ostler, and, be- plentifully
provided with the best of provender.
Ile hopes by .giviug strict attention: to business
and endeavoring to gratify the.wants of every onej
to mciit afid receive a liberal sbdre of patronage.
LEWIS COVA -
Dee 30 tf . 51
SALE OF FURNITURE &c
On Saturday ?Vext, 3rd January.
T HE Subs6riber (being about to remore,) will
T sell at his Residence, at Edgefield. C.^H.,on
Saturday 3rd January, at 11 o'clock, A. M.'Jis
HOUSEHOLD AND KITCHEN FURNITURE.
Among the articles are Sofis, Mahogany Chairs,
6ttomans. Centre Tab!e, 1)ureas ,S1:e ais,
Beds, Bedstends, Presses, &e. -
Tmas-Sums of and under $20, Cash-sums
above $20, on. a year's credit, wiith interest from
date, and with approved security.
C. BRUCE WALKER.
Dee. 31 1856. it .51
A U 0 T.I 0, NK 1.
O N THURSDAY .the 1st January, I will a='
tion off my -
RMAMMG STOCK O WODS I
The Stock comprises many -articles of value, and
such as are constantly wanted in every bousehold.
The LAdies will do well to attend, s- there will be
offered various Goods that they daily'stand in need
of, and which no doubt will lie sold low. The farm
ers had also better attend, especially those who are
in want of mechanical tools, &c., &a. -
But let old and young-all turn out-for he has
something for every one.
-3R. H. SULLIVAN.
Dee 30 it .. 51.
IRON AND BRASS FOUlIDRY,
IGHT & MTACMURPHY, cont'ne
the above business, in all its brabebes, at the
AMERICAN FOUNDRY, and will be thaniful
for orders for all kinds
IRON AND BRASS CUTTINGS,
For Gold Mines; Mills, Rail Roadsf Bidges,ai
kachinery of ani Descriptions.
A ugusta, Dec 30m . 51
2; BRIGAXDESCM. -
Edgefield, C. II., De. 19th, 185P.
LN- obediendet orders. ieceived from his Exosi
leney the Governor, an Election. will be. iefd
at the various Regimtintal 'uster -Groundv iiftubd
2nd Brigade, S. C. M., on Wednesday-the 25th
February, 1857,.for Major Ceneralof;-1st"Dvm n,.
S.. C. M., to fil the vacancy occasioned by''the re
sigisation of Major Gen. SAnUEL MoGoW.Em
By order of- enl N.R
Brig. Gnl N. E
Z. W. CARivILE, Brigade Injor. -.
Dec. 31 1856, 3L- 51%.
tr A bbeville Bariner and 1idependent Press,
.CoLUxata, liecembe~r, 2.. 1956.
Jly Tlis Excellency, ROBitRT F. W. A LLSTON,
Go~vcrnor and Commandcr-in-Chief in and over
the State of South Carolina.
Whereas, in parauaince -of an act of the Legis
latunre of this State, the votes for Representatives
o~f the Thirty-Fifth Congress have been counted by
Commnisdone~rs appinited for the purpose, and it
ippeairs ilh:.t .Johni MieQueen has been elected for
the~ Flirst Cingressional iariet, cimposed of the
Eleetoun Districts of L,:mnster, Cher.-erticid. Marl
and Georgetown; Ws. Poreher .iles hias been
elected for~ the Secind Conigressionail District, comn
posed of the Judicial District of Cimeleston ;L. Mi.
Keitt has becen elected for the Third Congressional
District, comiposed of Bentirort, IBarn~well. Orange
burg, C.lletoni, r.nd the Election Di.',trict of St.
.Julin's Co'leion; p.S.- Brooks has been elected
for the: Wuurih Con~gressional Distiet, composed of
Lexington, Edgehield, Newberry, Laurens, and Ab~
hoeville ; .hts. L. Orr has been elected for the Fifth
Cong~rewioinal Distiict, composed of An'der'son'
Piceeis. Oreenville, Spartanburg and Uni'o'n ;'
W. Boyce has been elected for thc Sixth Congres
-iona'l D striet, comzposed of York, Chester, Fair
tield, Ukiebland, Kershaw and Sumter.
Now, therefore, I, ROBERT F. W. A LLSTON,
Governor and Commnander-in-Cliief in and over
the State aforesaid, do issue this my proclamation,
notifying and declaring, according to the provisioe
of the said act, that Johna 3eQueen, W.' Porcheit,
\les, L,. Ml. Keitt, P. 5. Brooks, Jas. L. Orr, and
WY. WY. Boyce, ha-d a majority of the votes in their
respective Congressional Districts, and are, there..
fore, duly eleted Representatives -in the Congress
of the United States, to serve for two years, from
the 4th day of March next.
Given under my hand and seal of the State, -in
.* Columbia, the 22d day of December, 1856,
atnd in the eighty-first year of the sovereignty
and independence of tho United Staites of
* Ameica. ROBERT F. W. ALLSTON.
.ITA MEs PATTrEasoN, Secretary .of State.
Dec. 31 It . 51 .
ATRACT of LAND in Beech Islazid,, S. C.,
A ormerly owned by Wiley Glever, deecase4,
hundlred and fifty cleared and in a good state of 'eul
tivation. The balance is allmirably wooded, mostly
pine for sawing, and still much inits primitive
state. Thern is a first rate SAW and GRIST
Mhl4f. on a never-failing stream, convenient to Au.
gusta and the Savannah River. .The t611 of the
Grist Mill will pay a handsome interest on the in
vestment, as it i~now doing the largest business in
thec neighborhood. -Convenient to the Mill, &c.,'isa a
spacious and well improved Mansion, with out build
ings, Unirns, &c.
Altogether, it is the most desirable property, of
the kind in the District, and irell w~orthy the atteni
tion of any one desiring ap investnlent..
Titas willb lie eil.
ELIZA BETH 8. CL Alag.
Bech Island, S. C., Ree. 31, 18IJg, t'f 51
N. 1.-hf not disposed of privately, it will be sold
on the premises on the 12th day of FAbruary sext.
Strayed or Stole'n
FROM the Subscriber, on the night of the 19th.
inst., nine miles of ifamburg, on the Pine *
llouse Road, TWO IIORISES, one medium size
Black Ihorse witirhis righit~eye out, shoulders mark
ed white by the collar. The other a Sorrel Mare, -
with some white on the nose and .heavy in fonil, and'
as wvell as remembered, both hind f'eet white. No .
other marks remembered.
I forwarn any person from trading for said horses,
and any information concerning dhem thankfully re- .
elved. My address is ihigrins Perry, Edgefleld,
Dee. 31 l836,. tf . 51
ABOOTS & SHOllS furnished during- 1he
year 1855 and 18.56, will do well to call andl settleat --
once. I am not able to pay the usual 1eor cent
charged fur collecting, and therdfore- make this
earnest request. BERRYMAN KEMIP.
n..29185r, , n16