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JA MES CAM>BELL,
Posy OFFiE DEPARTMENT, .January 3, 15'7.
. THE CAMEt~s AT WonK.-Tne San Antonio
(Te-xas) Times says:
'The caimels, twent-twoi mrumber Las-e
just passed through our ~eity, loaded whith atott
600 pounds enc-h, returning to their pl .ce of
rendezvous, whic-h is some saeventy miles from
here. There are dromedaries also 'with them,
atnd sealed on the top of these camels nnd drn.
medaries nre Arabs and Turks, dressed in their
own costume of their own country. Texais is
a great country, anid San Antonio is a great city.
We have amiong us people of every nation and
religion, aid around us every specimen uif the
animal kIngdom, with perhaps the exception of
the wooly horse, which can now only befound
u....h m.oue. at Ralt river."
AERYAL OF THE STEAMSHIP AFRICA.
NEW o'ic, Feb. 7.-The steamer Africa has
trrived with Liverpool d.ates of the 24th.
Cotton, which opened quietly. improved to
wards the close, and prices of some grades
thowing 1-8d advance, others being stiffer but
luotably unchanged. Stiles of the week 42.000
bales. including 8.000 to speculators and expor.
Lers. Midd!ing Orleans-7 5-8d. Uplands 7
7-16J. Sales on Fridav 10.00 bales.
The tock of Cotton at Liverpool wast 327.000
bades. including 217 000 bales of Aneriean.
Fair Orlein* 81. Fair Mobile 7 13.16d. Fair
Upland 7jd. Breaidtuffs and provitonfs were
Money easier. Consols 934:93 5.8.
The Swiss difficulty'will go before the Con
The bombardment of Canton by the British
The ship Confederation, from Philadelphia,
had been wrecked in the Mersey.
Toe Bri'i-h fleet had taken the forts of Bres.
sline and Karnak, iii the Perian gulf.
It was reported that the Russians had re-oe
A change in the Entish linistry is expected.
Lt io probable th.it Mr. Gladstone will retire
from the Exchequer.
"hie morehan.s ofr tie principal cities of
France have addressed an appeal to the Emperor
in behalf of French citizens whose property was
de.troyed in the bombardment of Greviown.
FOUR DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE.
ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMSHIP BALTIC.
- NEW YoRK. Feb. 6.-The stentuer Baltic has
arrised, with Liverpool dates of Jan. 21st.
Cotton was steady, with sales during three
days of 18.000 bales. Middling Orleans 7 5-8d.
Consol.s 93 5 8.
Trade at Manchester droopitng.
The steameir Europa arrived ti on the 18it.
Cotton closed quiet. Sties of %Vediemday
6,000 bales. Wheat had declined Id. a 2d;
Flur Is., and Corn 6d. Ro..in was quoted 4s.
8d : Spirits Tui pentine 4.s. 6d. a 45<.
It was expected that Napier, the New Engt
lish Miniiter, would sail fur Washington in
The Neufehiatel prisoners had been liberated,
nd the d;licultv between Prussia and Swizer
Iantid w;as thuls adjts!ed.
The assassitn of the Archbishop of P;.ris had
been condemned to death.
BARLEY WITHOUT BEARD.
MR. I. W. BRtGGS, itS sent us three heads of
Barley widiout beard as a specimen of this
new variety, together with the tollowiigL con.
It ii even so. A variety of barley has been
discovered in the gulebes of' th Iimalaya
M<. u ntains, entirely free from tht a iuoybig
and poitcnvus beards attached to tall our cum
The undersigned obtained 7 grains of thi
new variety three years ago. and being much
pleased with its general appearance and produe
tivenes, h.is spared no pains to multiply ti,
stall quantity as fast as the Shianghatis and
other birds wold allow.
Its merits for grinding or malting have not
been tested, und the quantity is now too small
to tquander in that way, when every tiller of
the soil who sees it is anxious to have a few
grains not doubting it will prmve a valu:able ac.
I have sufficient, however, to furnish all per.
sons,interested who mill be likely to see this
notice, with one head each, containing 30 to 60
grains. Send me your address, on a stamped
envelope, and I will eiclose a head, and send i
back by return mail, with printed inistructions~
for cultivating in at way to insure a large return
from a small quatnity of seed. bhaould this
new variety be found to atswer till the purposes
tf the common barley, a few years will suflice
to drive the .-Barley lDeards" frotm thme country.
Should tiny person desire imore than the One
head, I will send a package of 700 to 800 grain
securely etnveloped, by mail, post-paid ror 25
ets., accompanied with a few heads to prore dhe
fact of its being beardless, Address,
I. WV. BRCUGS, West Macedon,
WVayne County, New York.
THE CORRESP'ONDENCE WITH GENERAL SCOTT.
\Vamsoros, Feb. 4.----he coirres pondeiice
bet weeni Gen. Scott aind Secretary Davis, of
the WVar Depairtmieiit is spicy.
Davis under date of July 25th'. 1855. charges
Scott with thte exhaititio'n of paeevikh temper.
Scott, under dat~e of July 30th, says thati
erotgh has been done to wairr:imt miore thai a
sispiion that Davis considered it his spei.dh
mission by repeated aggres-sins on Scott's
rizht' to goaid himt into saime perilolis at ti inde
of iotlicial oppoiiinn. If he is to be crushed.
he prefers it to be donte at thme hands of iittry
Dai is. in an unofliciail note of Antt'iit 2d,
sas:- Your neeusat ioni whiebh ebtarges mie witha
u rpatiion fo.r nmost uamwirthiy entds, and1 impu)iites
motives incoia~ tent with official jnt egr i y.i
consieured basely mualevolen;, anid pr'onounced
Scott, Ang~i~u-t 6 h, says lie shall t reat atlI
Davis' commitiuie:iiions ~as egn-ilyc ~eiil.
"Tiere are beauttie- ini thtem whien oni.ht niot
to be lost, amd it shall not he. my hlindt if I d..
not renider your. part ini this correspon~dente met
morable, ats tan exanmple to be .,imonued by your
Dvis, S eiem. r~ 7th, says S,:o: t's threal i
Lhe tmerest bravadro in oute wn:h ards I he imosi
tetoriable exampiles on reciord in thlit de~pairi
ment, oft a vaiin contrmoversialist and a f.dlie acen
Sutitneni gr~imit leive of absence lto Co.l.
hithock utnder cirenmitan ces ntot a pproived by
the de'part ment, toil...refuses to comuply with :sm
ider of thec de~partmient, to revoke the IleatV,
~lTe Pr,~.~esiet endonrse~d thme reaison for thi<
as "unisati~ietory." H avis rueommnended the
removal of lie hiead-quarters of time tirmy to
Thntiollowvs a lengthy tirade of abusiee epi
ties fromt, Scott.
David, Dtecem ber 20thI, rakes hly somle of
Scott's mtoney dealing~s, and. eba~rges him, with
mean ness in itik ing wh at lie Ia.a did not atllow
him whi'e in .'exico.
Scott replies. Jaimnary 31. charging Dtvis with
cot titued reck leosness of ettaracter.
D.vis, Febaruary 29. savs he ha~s no ittnttioni
force Scott intto ai dunel. 'No disatbility of ae.
or plea of con~scientin.% sernples. ean be admni:
ted to shi i a slanderer from rebuke.
,'ott agrain retorted.
Davis. Mlarch 20th, re~plied at length, antd
Sctttagainf retourted in compahntsiotet terma.
Te last letter is from D.ivis-Mayv 27th-in
whicb lie satys lie has ea-edl t->' regardr Scott's
ahtse, and is grat ified to be relievid from fnr.
thr exposing his mnaligity and depsrtivity*.
Co . J. W. FonNEY ANt) TnlE CaimNtT.-lThe
Nw York prs of all -lhades of polities seemst~
at'rblse to the appoitm ent of ColI. F.orneyas
Po-t Ma-.ter Generaul. Tlhe New York 1Ierad,4
Tribune and Mirror hate spokeni ot very
sistigly ini rat or of his appointmient. Th'ie New
York Suun, of Sat iirday, ha~s the folloawing :
"It is pretty geniertily untders-nod ini Post
Olie circles thait Jason WV. F'.rnerv i ta be ite
new Pust Ma-ter General. Mr. Y'orneys enter.
gy . andt executive atility lit hitm, itn ain emintta
egree. for the positiont. He will tnt be afraid
t ' iprovel where imnproavemen~tt is nieeded, a nd
i extensive knowledge and ptrieticarl cast of
mind will entable hint to inaitiamte atnd carry ont a
policy of progress anid reform. If Mr. lForneyv
e ni es Mir. Btuchanan i's Caibintet, a s head of theii
'ot Office Departimut, we have every cotuli
duce tha~t he will labor w'ithI untirinig ze~al to
m aku his aidmniniistr:t i in of i-a :ll'.iir~ betnefici ii
to the coutiry, so that it may refleet credit It
hm-elf an id on the admnt:istration itor thae poli-i
en ah chief to- whoise fortunes he. has been so longt~
ndsri fait hfully atttached. lie is a man of
taulett, of progressive ideais, and of great inidis.
Fry, and such tare rte kinid of nmen to be plaicedl
it'pusitions like thiat Mr. Forney is no0w, by ail
miost general consent, tnmed."
gg A meetig of thea Louisiana sugar planters
ook place at Baton Rouge recently, at which re.,olat
tions were passed deprecating the reducetion of thesmu.
Tuti ui olm ltoe ru n
ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
EDGEPIELD, S. C.
WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 11, 1857.
T. J. W 1r'TAtFR is our tanthanrised Agent to re
ceive subscriptions and collect all monies due thu
The Cash System adopted.
Art--r the first of .Tanuary we will aopt the Casli
systeni and intend strietlv tn adhere to it in eacli
and every instanc'. It is certainlv the heat -v'tem
fir all, esner-inllv newsnpaner nuolishers, an,1 nq ouy
hills are generally small it will be no inconvenience
to any one to Pay up in a4 eance.
All nAdvertiermsnts. to senre pubtlicitv throill
nor Clumnns. must ho paid for when hnnded in
Those whn live at nt dist-nee wishinz to navertise
can enclose the amnunt fir wlhivh thev .1lsire in nel
tertise. Those nAve-rtisine by enntract. by I1h<
year. will he expectedi to ,ettle up quarterly.
We will foirnish the Adrertiser nnA Cn'umia
Examainer. one Vear. for 4 5. pavnble in advance
The Examiner is n larze ind evcel.-tot literary pa
per. piblished weekly, at $3 per annum.
117 \nv one sending us fiv new s-ubscribrera to
tIh.. Advertiser, with ihr- en-l for the same, will bi
entitld to the sixth copy gratis.
The absence of th Editor, on business of an ueen
character, will account for our having no editoria
a'.7 Public meetings j regard to the deatlh of Hon
P. S. BRooxs bave been held in nearly every towt
thronghout the State, but we are enmpelled.a to defe
the publication of the proceedmntgs of several meet'ng
until our next issne.
IT* Attention is directed to an article from Rev
0. F. Coatt.ar, on "Dancing."
j'y Col. " J. II.," of tIe Crorsa.Roads. will nrep
onr thanks for tlx interesting table of he ranige a1
ahe Thermomneter for the past ntth. We hope h
will continue to furnish monthly reports.
ANOTHIER GOOD CITIZEN'GONE
Ir is our maelancholy task to record the death of on
veneratle and highly esatemed fellow-ciizen, 3Mr
Avoar BLAN4. who died at hsis residence in thi
District, on Sunday mornitng last, in the 650h year o
lh.s age. In the demtise of 31r. B. our comntunit,
nourns the loss of a most wortlay aand valuable memn
her-one wh was ever for-most in all works of pub
lie nutlity, a.d who always generously opened hi
purse to all appeals for elarity, or to aid a friend -'nli
citing pecaiainry asnistance. By his antiring energ:
anal ecoenomical habits le lhad anase'ed an indepen
lie nas a kind father, a faithfal friend, an indul
gent mnaster, aid a nost excrllent neighbor. We offi
our sinet're eondolaaece to the sorely afflicted ielastive
of thte dleeaused. Pence to ais soaul !
We tpe somne friend will prepare a suitable ohitu
ary notice for our next issue.
MEETING OF THE "9 6 BOYS."
It nill be seen that the survivors of she gallant com
pany commanded by Capt. PR .Tos S. BaooKs in tIe
late war n ith 31exico, will meet in this village, ui
Monday the 23rd inst., to pay a tribute of respect I,
their brave comma der and comrade.
The occas-iotn wlIlae one of deep and mtelanachol:
interest. The soldier's tear, dropped upon the grave o
his commander, is the highest complienet that can b
paid to lais naeme and memory.
gg The Augausta Coanstituiiouaalist, of thec 71l
inest., says: " W. 11. HowAetD (G. A. PaARER, Auc
tioner,) mold at the Bark oaf Ilambuarg yesterday there
heundred and twenaty-one sheares of te stock of ies
Institution, at an average of sixty dollars per shaare
The origintal cost aof the stuck was fifty dollars pe
,gVice stings even in our pleasure; buat virtn
c~lades evon in taur peans.
/g"Ath, men!"'saidh a piotns lady, "'outr mitniste
wtas a poaw.-rful pretebler ; for the shoert ime lee mnia
ted then wordl anamoea us, lee kicked elaree pulpias
hices.nnd~e baneged the iae'arde taut of file Bibles !"
gg' 3r. J.ts. MIooax, a- d :ageda anal htiehly resepcta
ble gent lemana ot York District, d ied ali the 1st inal
gi Senaatoar St ~Ntin rzacheda Wzasinagtaon City a
aoatn oat Thuearsday the 5th inst.
LW A catempary, ine e'nmearatiang then very man
brilliant acaomp~lishenats of thet uite. .w~ :s A. BA'v
Att a, Uneitedl States Seatoaar frama l~elaware. says a
be ai ihe best bilizard player ina the Unaited States.
W Our mak.-t (-ays the' Auagusta Constituiionau
s iveil supt~itl withe fre-la Sh~ad evetry daty freat
Saanahl. Prices tire rater 'ghe at prieent: reaail
mag fraom eigthty.sevee-and-u-h~lealf toe one dallar; and b
then dazene aat sevent-live eenis eaach.
27 'The Gzav'rnaor of Illiniais, itn hais recent ames
sage, exparessedl the belie-f thiat the revennae ear th
llaena-a Central rauilro:ad wsill soaon pa~y the enijasaes a
the aita Go vernaen.. at.
2'7 A fter thte -l'h of Mlarcha ntext, there' will ntat ba
a smgt' l)emnocrartie- nenbr it, the Ilactse of hRer,
seaetaativesr froma Ntw liaglaand. andi baat atte in I lie sen~
ate, and lie has free saoil lsy-uphathies.
a'g"' 31ien ay lae by b.--itng tase commuanaeivat iva
'IThe great laconie- ph~ilosopher-, Sheirk, sniys:- Kee
satdy. and~ if youa see a quaraer on the groundaa, pa.
your foot ein it.''
gg 'VT t gap of thairt y mtiles itt th-- r:ailroead set
i.n baetwveeni Ilutstvitle, Al1a.. anea 31.-miatl.- Trenn.
tilsooa lbe Ciiactrnplet. say<a ther Iilntssille~ Democras
g1j iTe'I diaor ofl the Ahlaville Innaadependn 1're,
hats beena praesented lay 31r..J. R. Black iih a ine ap
cimen tof geabi ore, aobtaiard inte e vicinaity of ILueim a
alills, int the lowear piart of A nersain District.
27j" 'The Tirutees of the Savanahl Aedical Cail
leg- htatve recena'tly ebeosentir.e~ Juritah ltarriss aof At
au a te fill a Pro''essor.hip~ ina their inestitaitiaon. I,
athi< selction, they heave ex ihiit great wi..domu ine se
en ring athe servieces of otne so atbly <ial itied, ite ever
resperct, tea aadutaice thinterest- tatnc'anafta inistilaitin
Q.?i 'le ca't aaf bareakintg aitt t hae raoads obtstruite
by ahe hest seitw nt'rtm, in 3osasahes, wvas $l50
000. lee Uia-tont aelone the expensa:e wtill be- $50t,0J.
[7 .\nrewa 'Tene lrek heas beene recoageizedl b
ahe Uatvarian g'avernent tat Conisail far the l'aite
Saesina then city of Muticht.
Gr In thec Oheia L-'gislatture, on Fridhay last,
nembi'er namiead Slongth was expelled fruimt the l~ine
fair strikitig tanother memer.
E' A petition tof claizwes ibefure ale City C,.net
cil oaf Anigata,. iee favorr aof the econanec-tiaon cf th
Carestot and Georgia lRniltrands thirough that ciay
rjY S. C. Ilierrinag, thte safe an was garrated h
twao highawiamen itt Newv York thae otheer aighet, fau
robed of SI,000.
[F A Wahington correspondenaa'tt says :-"' A eceord
itg to presenat aplpearatnes, Crubb, P'ickens, Glantcy
.Janees, Ifrighet, anid T'oacey, arn thie higheest ona ale Cab
0ij Prenetice, oaf thme [Louaisville Jeournral, neknowl
egese a conmpimentary teotice ite an *eange,. miil
fotlewinag style: 4We searcetly knows,dhear eir, h~w ta
thanik yat sufflicetly. We w ash yoau were thei stan am
te presidlaent of the Uinited States, aned iwe wsere youe
W" Tho Repuabhics of Perna, Clehii atal Eenadeor
hare entereid inito a fraal allianice faor than pnrpiate ci
preventing enicrachmets fra'ma NorthI America . TIhey
have daoubtless becaeme alarmead at the recent demone
stationsi an Nictaraigna.
8uW A rather meagnificenatly proportioneda iluestra,
ion of thae crc lit systeim c-at lhe founad int the cotat ier
ef the Rtichmntd Eeegnirer ns heat, after fifty years a
its pahahcatiotn, its proprietor remoavedl to Witiasintn
ie booakse showsied over $2i00,000 dute fromn hivinag" pat
rs." The amanant of ttal loass wvast not gaven, hla
was estimated at $300,000 or amoare.
Mii A fewr elhya sintce a yne imnn nmedl Plehiia
was attearnpiig te kill a hog in VaTenessee Pratirie. nar
Salean, Ill. 'FTe haog ine his struaggles satnek the knaife
held hy the young mart withe hm oot and phaiged it
into Mr. PhilIps' groin, severing ant artery, from-the
REMAINS OF MR. BROOKS.
On the eve of going to press we lea-n, that the lEdi
tor is still in Augusta,awaiting Telgrapie Despatch
es from the Committee in Washiogton ins regarul it
the remains of our late Re.presentative, the lon. P. S.
We b,'arn however. from an individu il aI reliable
srurce. that the renin.n sitd everAl Clommittee gill
r-,ach Cnlumbia on Wednesday evening or Thirsday
The Committee of Twrenty nre de.ired to be in 1lam
hirr nn Friday next. at 12 M.
C 0 NOMUNICATTONS.
Fe.r tis A veriier.
MI. E1ToR.-Tn your Tiper of Nov. 211101. T
notice an article published liby regnest in which
the writer attempts to prove' the corrPetness.5 of
danci-a by scrijpural anth..rih/! I Ido not desiant
a reply to this article. ttoI do I desire to provoke a
discussion of this snbjct.. (ltioult I atm io well
sntisfied tihat it. is utterly opposed to, practical pie
ty, Fand inconipatible with the spirit of devotion.
that T should fear nothing were I standing against
the world for its condemnation.) But the article
referred to, presents to my mind the propriety of
vindicating the word of God, and establishing the
teachings of inspiration on this subject. However
common this suljectmay be, our accountability to
God ulakes it one of individual importance. That
it has strong and numerous advocates is no evi
dence of its correctness, for no evil has ever yet
existed in the wtrld but had the same. Error al
ways has had, and always will have advocates, and
I may add, that these ever bave been, and ever
a-vill be in the majority; for the Saviour in speak
ine of the gate of life said, " and few there be that.
find it," while many walked the broad road and
entered the wide nate. But whatever advantages
.muav be ascribed to error-whatever motives may
be alleged in its favour, or whaterer name may lie
given for it, if it is not a duty, it is sin; and there
is n0 litte sin, because there is no little God to sin
against. But I shall now proceed to a tore svs
r temiatic discussion of tlis subject.
The fallacy of justifying dancinti by the scrip
tures will be apparent in the contrast between
scriptural and modern dancing. In the illustra
tion of this contrast, we must ascertain what is
dancing. The original words rendered daice in
iur bibles, often mean nothing more than a corn
pany of sinners. This will appear by retlerence to
Ps. 149: 2, 3, vs. and 150: -i. One of thee has
it, " praise his name in the dance," and the other
praise him with timbrel and danee." The ie
brew word rendered dance in both these passages
is properly the pipe. The idea is praise God with
the timtibrel and pipe. So in the New Testament
the Greek word rendered ' dancing " in Luke
15: 25, is sumphonia, from the verb stunphonto,
which means to sound together, to be it union, so
the noun suimplonia means symphony, i. e. con
cert of instruments. Now what has the modern
dance to do 'ith praising oil 1 Who engages in
it for that purpose 1 What devotional spirit is
there in it! What thought of God belongs to it 1
Would not the proposal to ofi'er prayer or praise to
God in the ball room either throw a damttpness upon
the aiazeient or be booted down as out, of placel
Again, sone of the most pious of the Old Tes
,tament danced before the Lord. Do the most pi.
fous engage in the modern dance, and are most of
the elders and officers of the Church there 1 Arc
those who frequent the ball room the praying andr
bible reading mna of thte land ? Ihere 1 might em
ploy thie. " argumaentum ad homijan," but I will
not do so. Again, when atny great occasion oh
joy occurredl the Jewvs expressed it by the dance,
2 Samn. 10 : 14; Ps. 30: 11 ; Luke, 15: 25. But
is the design of the modern dance to express joy
for temaporal or spiritual blessings :tagaint, Ott oc
casions oif national trfumaph, dances were sonic
titmes celebrated in~hanii~i of -those whose bravery
had been successful in war, Judges. 11: 34 ; and
1 Sam. 18: 6, 7. But is thtis the object of the
muodertt dance 1 Agaitt, the Jews also praised God
foir his wonaderful goodness int the restoration oh
their nation by the dances, Jer. 21: 13. lBut it
thte moodein (lance ever initenaded to celebrate a
jyful event which God bad caused to take place '!
Aso, at seasonas of mirth and joty, on any atccount.
the danceit wias not unconinuon, Jet'. 31: 4, 13
A gaina, we have no evidence that both rexes evet
minigletd together in the Jewish dance, mnle- s it bc
sot-:ht in that idilatro'us cuntulsionuu whicth reigi:
around the imnane of EgypL's difieid calf at tht
oot, of Sinai. Is it so with the modern (lanee
In relizious dantce's both sexes applear' to have utni
ted in the satme praic. ssion., but itt separate c'omtpa.
ties, Ps. (0 : 25. A.~aina, mnaidenis datncedl alone
. udges, 11: : 11-alse conmpatites of females danced
altte, 1 Sam. IS8: fl ; attd sonns of praise were of
tent sung in the hic'brew (lance,1I Samn. 18: 6;alsr
21: 11. Does this resemble the tmotdern dance
Th'ley danced also as an expression of joy for sp)oih
taken ini wan:, 1 Sam. 0: 10. David danced foi
the restortationt of the Ark-he dantced alone-hu
dnttedl .-fore //he Lord-he daincedl as an cxpjres5
suun of joy f'cr fGnd's odniess, 2 Sa m. ti : 14, 1(1
Now where is the analogy betweett the Jewish ani
modern', daznces wadeh woul .justify the latter to
the formter 1 If we have any thiung nlow thtat apt
pochecs to the JIewish (lane, it is the choir o
siigers whtich accompilaiesL thle ortgan or mnelodiot
in iour Churches. I close this head with one re
mtatk, siiundi logit: r'eqir tes that if the example o
persuons in Scripture hte urged in favour of dancing
IT (cAX tK (iNLY Vfon JILST atren DIAXcEs AS Ti~i
li-i nowli pur'poe showintg the sintfulness 0
dantia lby the authiority of God's word. As ther<
are nia ny Christiani duties inculeated by a getnera
pr~ inc '~ih- th..-ngh not by express pret.'t so thern
ae '"nany thin..s cotndetmne. lby a neratl pr'inei
plwith Itat anly direct e'xpreion of God's idisap
proa:tiona. I shalh conttine iamself ini this ptart, (i
the subiject , to one1 pass~e of God's w'ordl, which
c'ntints the pr'incipt'e whirhi will evidently shiou
Ithec siarabtless oh' mtodern dlantcing. Ilowever atnx
ins the adv'ocntes of sinful aumusetments tmay b<
to bend God's word with hartmony, with their owt
dlesires, or to fortify themselves itt sinfuil itndulgenm
ec, byi calling evil good and good evil, will find it
he pas~age rteiere to, a prinlciple which Codl wil
not changute her~aute they dlesire' it, but uwhich shal
stan immanutably, whetn all the speculatiotns of mar
Ishall v'anish as the mtorninig cloud or early dewi
IThat passage is found ini Romn. 14: 2:. " Foi
whatsoever is ntot iof faith, is sin." Thtis text con.
taits ana initututb:c trutt-a rule of unaiversal ap
phition. Th~e apostle setsi u~s anu exatmple of test
ii actions lby this rule, Ie apphles it to te'st th<(
crecttess oh' what hte hiad just said, "lie thai
eateth is conidemned if lie eat, because lie cateti
nt of faith." T'hat is it' aa'y brother doubts th<(
prorief~y of eatitng matt prohibited by the law
I'dos so wvithonut ha~ving his mitnd fully satisfledi
that Glod apsproivps it-cndeans himaneelf, beenaust
he does it without faith in its correctness, antd th<c
reason of this is that " to htim that esteemeth ana
thaiag unclean to him, it is uncleant." But coar
science is undet' the control of faith, and it is the
tou'stone of the test onily whent our faith is regu
hated by Coil's word, and sprinugs from a knowledge
of our dluty to hitm. If faith is wrong, conscience
will necessar'ily bie wronag. Ilenuce a mtan may in
dulge in siniful p!easur'es, without thec reproof of
conscience, because fatith has not its foundation in
divine tr'utha. Thins wve may have an tutlighitened
cosceace. wellI satisfied of the divine approbation
in ll our acts. " IIast thou faith. have it to Tmr
SELF befote (God," (ntot before amen~.) We should
not trouble thc aainds of others ina mataters of in
difference, but our oton eonsciences must be wel
thal we mny he free from guilt. Let each one.
Ihen, lhe fully persuaded in his own mind-fully
saiistied that. his actinns nre in accordance to trutli.
" A chri.tian " says IHaldane. " may torego his lib
ertv in matters of cnlinug and I drinkinn wit lie has
no right to liratice whiat. God has not eijoineld.
foir to neglect praetice of what God hna instuted "
MTaving explained this passage, I deduce the fol
lowing proposition from it. Erery art penformed
without an assurance of the dirine approbation. ix
ain.. lint whnt is implied in leing assured of the
divine approhnitionl It. is nt merely being Issa
red that we nct in necordance with the forms, cus
toms or fashions of those liv whom we are surroun
ded. nor is it lioping our ncts are correct. nor is it
a blind guessing at. what is our duty. It implies
something mnre than having the approbation of
man, or the approhat ion of creeds. confessions or
diseiplines on our side, for these cannot give us
the assurance i eressary. And yet this assurance
is of influite importance in our nets-we are deal
ing with an infinite God, and with the interests of
an immortal soul. At every step we are touching
Cords which will vibrate in eternity. This assu
rance is the sun-shine of an enlightened conscience
-the smiles of God-the ability to appeal without
fear or dread to divine omniseence, and say as
Peter said, " Lord, thou knowest all things, thou
knowest that I believe this is right."
Now, if I have faith in the correctness of my
acts, I will wish to seek the divine blessing upon
me in their performance. "1In all thy ways ac
knowledge him and he shall direct thy paths."
But if it does not approve of pray er for the divine
blessing in the performance of any act, it cannot
be of faith, therefore it i- sin. We cannot have
the divine approbation in giving to any place of
amusement where we cannot carry our religion
with us. " If our hearts condemn us, God is great
er than our hearts and knoweth all things.'' If
therefore, we have not suflicient faith in the right
cousness of our course as to lead us to pray for
God's blessing in it, we had far better alan:lon tile
whole matter as evil ill the sight of God. Let mell
say or think what they will, God has said " WUAT
sozvati is not of fiaith, is sill." He has also said,
J Ihat.oerer ye do. do all to the glory of God."
How do we p omote the divine glory in the dance?
The Hebrews often did it, but is it done in the
inidern dance ? Let the principles illustrated he
correctly applied, and I am pen-naded they will
lead no ore to the ball room. Who has not, at
least a slight doubt, as to its propriety 1 Wi., can
sincerely pray to God that he would guide and di
reet them, when in the ball room 7 Who would lie
willing for their last hours on eartli to be spent in
the ball room ? What christian would give as
dying advice to his children "learn to dance ?"
B. F. CORLEY.
Ninety.Six, S. C.
PUBLIC MEETING AT NINETY-SIX.
At a meeting of the cit'zens of Ninlety-Six, 0,
T1'uesday the 3d inst., the following preamble aid
resolutions were offered and unanimously concur
Wn~EEAs, an inscrutable Providence lhas called
our State, in common with tile whole South, to
mourn over the fall of our Representative in Con
gress, lion. PREs-roN S. Bnooxs ; and constituting
as we do, that portion of his constituency belong
ing to his immediate neiglborhood, we feel called
upon to give expression to our grief for the death
of one whom we loved for his gentlemanly bearing.
hiis exalted patriotism and his untiriLg devotion to
the interest of hlis beloved State. Be it therefore
1. Res'olred, That the noble and dlignifieid course
of Hlon. Paius'rox S. BEnooks in Congress. has en
deared him to our hearts, anid mlore thian realized
the most sanguinie expectations of his friends.
2. Recso,'red, Thlat ill his death, our State has
lost a faithful sentinel, and one of her truest and
most patriotic 50ons.
.'. Resulred, That while we deplore his death as
a loss to the South, we bow with stumlissive rev
crence to Him ini whose hands. are the..issues of
life andh death.
41. Resoh-ed, That we tender to the family of
the deceased, our he artfelt symnpathies in their af
5. Resofred, That- a copuy oft the above Resolu
tions be piresetnted to the family of Col. ]1no oms.
andl that thle A b~bev ille Banuner, Independen t P'res
and Edgetield Adcertiser, be furnishecd with a copy
for publicat ion. N CATPet
J. W. CALJnors, See'y.
MEETING AT GREENWOOD.
At a mecetinlg ofi the citizens ot Greemwoodl, hehl
otn the 31st Jlanuary, in the Prmesby terianl Chapel,
Dr. S. V. C.ux was calk.ol to the Chair. amnd on tmo
tionl of Mr. A. Vnyer, the Chairman was re~1tuested
toi appinit a Colmmnittee to dramft, ai Preamnble annd
Resoltuticns, expressive of 'lie feelings and .senti
menIts of the biody.
Mr. A. A Ses, Capt. W~u. 1I. Gttmrris aind Mr.
wrho, after a short absence, returned andl repoirted
WaIsnsasA, biy the decree of an All-wise l'rovi
demlce, u e, the citizens oif tireenwood, ale call-d
iponm to express our regret at the loss of our hile
distiguished andi nochel beloved Repre-sentatlive iin
Con:;ress, the lion. l'as-:-ros S. lihooxs ;and
whmilst we bow in humnb!e submnissioni to this unai~l
ternh'e decree, we fe-el thnt not onily Souit iroli
len, b~ut the whole Si utth, ha~s Ilost a tibte chamioni'I
and brave defender of her princtip'!es and her rights
-onei wh~ose future uiseuihi.i'ss could only lbe judg~ed
of, by his success itn his shlort lbut brilliant career.
1. Res-ored, That we, ini commnonl with th~e rest,
of his conustitutetley, dleely regret the loss ouf hsis
vluable services in this the hour of' tu ned.
2. Resoire-d, That we will ever remeinber with
lively emlotionis (if plenstme and pride. his spiri:ed
andh miainly course ini the comu ~iils of his coitsitry.
3. Resid'red, 'That we. depLj!y syimp~athsize with
his aette'l family, il cir irr eparablle lo'as.
4. Rte.n~redt, That a copy of tile albove Pre:in
ble and Ilesointions lie .sent to his h~er-eaved fhnnily.
lished~ in thme Abbieville Banr Inidependenl I'rs
and Edgetield .t dlre'rtier, with a re-prest. that all
the plapers in this (conogi enil It&tlriet, copy the
RANGE OF THEEM39EETER FOR JANUARY 1857.
Jani 1st andl 2d Rainy-Ther.n:bout i0o TI. at '1. 1t
" 3 Fair " 40t to 50 .S .
" 4 Fair "
" 5 Fair 1.1. -
t A little hazy, , a 5I
" Fair 2
"I10 Cloudy, eveingl~ sprinlkling, i 44
" 11 Fair-at 1 o'clock Ther 34.' 241 '
"112 Fa r '22 06
413 Fair |2t' .lt
''14 Fair~ 2'. .17
''15 Fair I 39 35
" 16 Fair dI 22
''17 ('louidv-A little fair at niighlt. ! 5 I47
"18~ Rainy-snow evening andt night' 360 15
"19 Fair , 1 2
"20 Hazy andl a little sleet at night i12 I 29 -
'"21 "'all day. 29 :15
" 22 Fair all day. I12 20
"28 Cloudy wit'h Sniow mi~t. I 16i 22
"' 24 " ~lightly alt day. 22 32
"2.5 Cioudy, fair, hlazy. 31 40.
" 26 Cloudy. 32 416
S27 Lightly cloudy. I55.
" 28 Cloudy and little drisly. 50,5
"2!) Cloudyr all day. 40 | 44
" 30 Rainy'all day'and nlight. 411 | 8
"81 Morniing rainting, cloudy evening: 30 41
Thlere was but, little raini during the mlonth ex
etept on the 30th and 31ht, when thlere was consid
D.trerence of Thermometer fromi lou est to high
est lut sunlrise 417r
Ditference of Thermometer froml lowest to high
t st at sunset Sio
Thlermometer hatngs in openm piazz.a facing~ thle
West. J- I
Lgh YOUgo Aszjau..-." M, is the pirtrait of
father torn," asked a little cherub of three summers
"No9 child, why do you aski" " Why1 this morning I
hm.u.d im ..n...ds me picinre?"
F OR CONGRESS
Mit. Ei-Ton: As it behooves its to look about
us for a proper person to fill tihe vacancy in our
Congressional halls, occasioned by the much ]a
mneweil death of our late Represcntat've the [on.
P. S. Bnoorcs. allow some of the numerous friends
of Col. J. A. CAL11oUN, of Abbeville, to pro
pose himt as worthy and well qualified to fill the
In htringing this gentleman before the public, it
is due him to say that he has ever been true to all
the great questions that has agitated our S;ate.
INHUMANITY AT THE NORTH.
The whole Northern Press, with but few ex
ceptions, are guilty of perpetrating the most
foul abuse against our gallant Representative,
whose memory is too pure for such inhuman
and cowardly monsters to dare breathe. The
follu%%ing aitiele from the New York Times,
makes our blood boil with indignation ad ha
tred tuwards the polluted author of such an
Co.. PREsToN S. lrooKS.-The whole public
was btartled yemterday morning by news of
tile death of Preston S. Brooks. Not a sylla.
ble had been heard of his illness,-his absence
fron the House had nit been noticed, and if he
had been struck by lightening, the announce
mnetit of his death could not have been more
Prubab'y to m-iny who read the announce
ment the first thought that occurred was, that
tile event was a providential retribution for the
stiantgely savage act, with which his name will
forever be associated. But it is nut the pro
ince of Imall thus to as.sign motives, or trace
design, ill the acts of the Alnighly. The at
I Ilpt to do so is always rash, and in such :I
case as this becomes presumptuous and uojust.
No individual act. ever received so marked and
,gn:- a condemnation, from the judgment of
t civilized world, as the assault upon Mr.
Sumner. The event whic has now o.ertaken
the actor does not call for any renewed re
proaches. but iather for such charitable con
structioin as the ease will permit. The testi
Molly i r those whi-o knew him inclines ts to
believe that C:ol. Brooki, in his uatural tem.
per.iment and disposition, was far from cruel
or ifeeliIINg,-that, he was a mnan ot esl'erous
niture, of kindly feelings and of manly imipuh
sess, warmly attached to his friends, :nd by no
means ie'entless or vindie:ive toward, his foe,.
Ile had been educated in dhe extreie sschool of
fanaticism upon S;ate rights, tate pride and
persmal honor, and all his notions upon the.-e
subjects had beefn exalggerated and made mime
iteite by tle atmosphere in which lie moved
:it W.isinigtoni. We have never considered it
at all surprising that ie should have been great
!y excited and angered by the terrible invce:ives
,f Mr. Sumner, nor ihat with his ideas upon s
the subject, lie should have dtetermined to iniliet
upon hint some mark of personal indignity :s a
p)niihment therefmor. It was the app:irelly
n:ivige nature and extent of the a.,:.ul. that
stiarled aind astonished the public inl.
We have heard that in conversat.on Coionel
Bromks more than once deplored is conduct oil
that occasioln as the blot an1d mnisfortune of his
lift,-that he declared his only purpose at the
out.,et was to iilict tile disgrace of a blow and
not ally severe bolily injury, thatl he was excited
with wine, of which he had been drinking freely,
;nd that the first blow struck roused all the
demon wi.1 in him, and left him no long'er ill
po~session of his judgment, or self control.
Whether this report be true or not, there is
ntthing in it at all inconsistent with probability,
r with the character of Col. Brcoks. On the
coitrary, it seems to us much more likely to
have been the fact, than that he should hlave
deliberafely planned the murder which lie but
just escaiped committing.
Col. Brooks was educate-l at sotme Southern
iniitary schiool, antd served in the war with
lexico with credit, if ntot distinction. He was
of more than11 ordinary mentail ability, a:s hi4
spchells ill C.ongress and elsewhlere s'.ow. le
was but 37 years old at the date of hi~s dleath.
BU-r of all the false charges. Ilhe Doston At
las caps the climax with the tollowing: -
"The suidden death of Pleston S. Brooks, by
one of' tlie mlost virihenit and p-illIul diseases
that atfreets hittm:miity, cani scarcely fail to im
pre tile public as ai signal evideciLe of Divine
re: ribution fior atrocios aind 'peculiar c'rime. A'
bod and airropoiit manit, while yet boasting ofl
lis dastardly ,utrge-whil'e yet swalggertig
wvi th the barbaric bom rs .shtowe-red tupon hhi n
iy a brutalized constituey-hi- lhps still qiv
crinir withi thlreats algain'it the frienids and( asso
ites of his vWictim-is seized byV theL throat by
ii ilnvi-ible' and irresi-tible gra~sp, anld strainigh'd
-o deathl. Hel~ diems, sayvs a despiatchl from' Washi
into(n,* a horrid dieathI, sufing ll i nteely , andl
endvorintg to te:ir lisi own throat (open to get
It is well that l'restonl S. Ilroioks diedi in his
bed-- hat lie waIS strnek dowin'.l by iie and
ot by !:nmanii Ui:.lds-I hat no .von otf3 -l55isachi
.'t s sullied thle hair fanli. our Slare as~ a pi.m-e
itt :iimi ei'.ilizeud commnityi?, by tliking upn
ii'telt to alvenge. her wrng<~i. l'rovidence hi m
deat with hiil toIts ownI way anld at its en II
,-ne thai is tnken on tin- :iwful trainedmy ini
llnd street, the mnore clea rly is ii, seen lihat it
wai lhe wmmri of nio coummllion hand1. if noi inere
law!ss Ivagrant0. Thoumighi thle n i.neine whime
testminy is givenl el.-en heroecalinlil be neserabi.
ed ai d ire--tIy fa--tenming Itice ha:r'e ofminI ler mml
t~i or that pierson, yet tim-ir evidencel~ goelis mmi
the' (mie side to narrow very ui-t el iially the circle
wifhil wliehi the elptil muist be somught. :nml mn
the ot her to le.'seni the improbmabi ity* that :: perl
Mmm ill a stal ion n here nom derers are siuppno sed
to tbe unicommtton should hIa~ve tuiken the ife mof
the hit e )r. Bturdelh. There is a ri-k and a re
spnsibiity iim givinig expression. .at this early
s l:gme iln thle inquiry, toC thle sulspietons t hat fum.
iel ini thle phile mindiili. It is possible thaut
thos~i whom tihe pntblic eye n~ow regards as guii
v ay pmiov. silmly unflortitmate. But we are
iiipmi 1:tt:1 ny Ih~i tim this ,mom eu nt thle lmurden,
N. Y. I eraild.
.It; : t.,1 C~y oy .\l .ut: tA; t. -A corres
pondent~ of the :\bi,ii onm Virgimianui, wringi
roi .\1 ioi, Nntheii, emniily, \'a., rela'es a
.inn:I'mr in se. of mar~iriage!i. lie says:
-- \Ve hiave uiithin haif a ilein of thiis place.
- i..dividnsd whom ham remiainiedhh i u e psituin
fi of hiis b~.'-) fomr 16 y e;.rs. or llumre. His
iiits are ais stiill ais t hough lie hinid never hiad
y ihe can move his hieamd slimiighy, ean mlove
iii b:nums a1 tlttle, is unabmle. tim eat a ,.inmmhe
nin'hflil unless putl lint imuthi by another
pron; is tat, very heiari y andm chieerfu I: ad
withmin the last two vemus had nwirrie'd a goodi~
lo~kinig anid healrty tgirl, and1( is r.i-ig a hinily
of chilren. The clergymna~n who mairriedl this
m nut said he had someli scrtap~es abuiit it ttnI il
le had a long conlver.ationt wi h both te par:ie-.
le saw they were bent on be~iu~in mrried. The
you ng lady'stood by the bi'd mit tie Uroolm (h
couli not take his hand fomr he conttId not reach
it out) and they were lmde onie.
Jan.:19.--The I'i(enytine is imi re.eipil of adir ies
fromt T'ampico, Mexico, to the I14th in-aint. T1hue
news is imuportanlt.
A battlhe had been fought on tie 6th1 instant,
bet ween tile revuolutioniary t'orees. Iind(er Gen.
Garcia, a:nd the goveri ttent trooups, in which
many lives were lost on both sides, bitt thte got.
eraient forces claimed the iietiiry.
The battlhe oeenitred aL thle Oh! 'Ton'l. and
d uritg its conltinniatnce nearlyV every bmuil dinig in
the plce wa pillaged by the iinvader's
At the date of our last :idvieces, Ge'n. Gaircia,
w it h his trooups, was advianciin iipont Talmico
being then~ within a1 few muiles oif the. town.
T he goverinmenlt forces, however, were prepiar
ing to1 give hiim baittle.
The American Coi~sll at T::mnpico has sett
0 a requm st to the Comilecr oft thlis oorl, (New
Or leans) asking that the Ri veinue Cutter be
selit immediately to the scente for thte protection
of the Atmerican residents of the place and their
property, as the revolutioniists threaten to pillage
For the Advertiser.
TURKISH MANNER OF SUPPLICATING HEAVEN
TO AVERT AN IMPENDING CALAMITY.
CIIATEAURIAND, in his journey from Paris to
.urusnlem, tel's us that when the Turks imagine
themselves menaced with a calamity, they lead to
the pillars of the celebrated temple of Jupiter
Olympus at Athens, a lamb; and turning its head
townrds heaven, make it bleat: despairing to find,
among m-nkind, a voice sufficiently innoeent foiner
it grace of the Omnipotent being, they seek it aming
the' most harmless of the brute creation -Faox
CHATEAUBRIAND. M. LRA.
SELF DESTRUCTION.-MrS. 'David, wife of
Rev. Jacob David. residing about fifteen miles
from this place, in Harris county, Ga., committed
siicide by throwing herself into a well ninety
feet deep, on Saturday night. She had been
laboring under occasional spells of meital do.
rangement for several years, and had oflen been
heard to express a determination to kill herself.
On Saturday night she is said.to have went to
bed vith her husband as usual, apparently all
right. About two o'clock, Mr. David awoke,
mised her, and after waiting a sufficient time
for her return. he got up, roused the family, and
instituted search. Her cape was. found by the
well, nnd mud on the plank over the well, and
on examination her body found at the bottom.
WIAT THE FRENCH SAY.-The French edi.
tors are beginning to open their eyes to the fact
that the United States are wielding no little in
fluence abroad. They think we are a great
christian power. whose affairs cannot any longer
be separated from those of Europe; that we
possess the position. the condition of possessing
great military means by land and sea, and that
we have vital interests in common with those
o B IT U AR Y.
DEPARTFD this life at her residence in this Dis
trict, on the 20th January, Mrs. ELIZABETH
SUL I.IVAN, in the eighty-eighth year of her ace.
Tho deceased attached herself to the Baptist
Church at Ilardy's, near a half century since, and
remaineil a consistent, devout and exemplary
member of that denomination. She was kind and
genero: s to her neighbors, hospital to strangers,
and indulgent to servants.
Numerous ielatives, friends and aequaintances
deplore her death. A FawEND. '
AUGUSTA, Feb 7, 1857.
COTTON- About two thousand bales sold th's
morni:.g and all that was offered met ready pur
chasers at full rates. We quote good middling 121
and Middling Fair to Fair to 121 to 121 cents.
CHARLESTON, Feb 7.
Saks this morning of 2,250 baes Cotton at 1I
a 1: cents. Prices stiff.
"THE 96 BOYS."
The surviving members of Company "D" are
reguested to meet in the Ccurt House on MONDAY
the 2:hd inst., at .3 o'clock, P. M. for the purpose of
paying a suitable tribute to the memory of their
loved and lamented Commander, PaRSToN S.
It is earnestly desired that each member shall
The following is a list of the living. Those
designated with a star,(*) are out of the State.
Those with two stars, (**) are not known to be
W. C. Moragne,
Jos-ph Ahntey, .P.Jn,
J. C. Sinmkins, 'enr ' nais
L. B. Werer,JonCet,
C. WV. Styles, !.C ak
11. S. Key, mT.Ofid
J. T. Nixon, AtoyDlra
T. J. Whitak.-r, H.Bes,
Frances Po..'y, 'mi.Btel,
Wmn. Ilurrell, jhlDom*
Benj. Gill, HleyCow,
Win. Smith, ~ esGof*
Thos. L. Andiersan, Adro ~~ad*
A'exander Sha rpton, E.Mlo,
David I 1opkimns, W.. trlh,
Wiley Hlolsonbake, .aiesMrn*
ILewis Covar, F ocn*
ElredS Simkinis, Rbr lmn
Johnii A' Addison, ofrvSobl,
Robert Kenny, . H. llKen ,*
~ Tiu Fr~cnLso nardov JP. ndrews,
~ Th Frinds r Co. ATU Safford,
thevcncyintheU. . Io- Anthon Deloreatie
hi theU. S.house o ersitatrto,** th
L. O~l:~ t anoucehinW. . Candid
vata~rv ocasioedWb tE. eturhy,*io.P.S
lietreeuttivs o fll Geoacfceeoe
thedeah o lin. . . 1o1. Nre,
[T Tum Friends of Ex-G. J.\S. C. LOAM
MS rND moeet hi annuc bin Casdaa Coandiat inr
th~ eU.lS.eItcus of epeen'ituiativ the fsing a
i, C The Frind MTof l AbviTHR sIMreSt
reslleetn!n<minate himred as a C~ndidate forfl
or sondl byt Division, So. C. . U-os
'aTheFenof H.' Rl. AN s. e
spelfuly thesne Pis ae Canduivefrsa ment
ibl*g vn the m.S lueo eprealsentaties to r1te
vareneyct asned by th e so de of liver PnS'o
We~l atre auorie byoth rens ofien. Lane
NL.Yrk BOIAnd to. 4 Snnounce . h imds a andidby
:floru t1:e :Ut 2 eous ofc. aerrndtative, tobilth
eadc caidb the Ceri atht of on.eP.la .
Wetife uthor ie br thel fried ofa~ Ci!.
.l.\.n.KilMER, and Newey to mione him
naluntCanmdiate. fo aeh ter.. Notex uhie.o
lyieentaivel cmlt (p theany eeeirol~re by
thi itie)at o pnion.P su Bnoto ay laat
TI h:ereusefor annhne h~imf of alCandiat f
Ta Conlientr chEdield Istavet atwv the enuing
fully )ans' Pby hiufri.es a Cakniat ri
dM ljo Geeral. 1st cassn S. C. liM. nw o
welythitrese I is he betnjled a n versa eai
eine, orth arein sadsmand tp hugho the habi
tialte une Eventhce, mdifal dogmratitshor
it isd ain d~evifromcleerl.anrlg
Sroleled y the L ure PE rN Ay~.-ppiiercm
P eu o . .''ils..'ul t 'gem~esL
Sribe bt then mat ties No.80MdeLn,
Fead.th Cet itf a Reua