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ARRIVAL OF THE cANaA.DA.
NEw YoRE, June 11.
The Royal Mail Steamship Canada, Captain
Ryrier, has arrived at this port, with Liverpool
dates to the 30th nlt. .
Attention has been called in Parliament to
the increase of the Slave Trade to Cuba, and
Lord Palmerston said that'no diplomatiaeffort
would be spared to suppress it. Representations
upon the subject will be renewed to the Spanish
Government at Madrid.
England generously offers another large ship
of war to take the place of the Niagara, in lay
ing the submarine telegraph cable.
iord Palmerston has announced the rejection
of the Dallas-Clarendon Treaty, and says that
the new.conditions from Washington are under
The French Legislature have passed a law
establishing three lines of Trans-Atlantid steam
The Bank of France bill passed almost unani
The sales of cotton for the week comprised
40,000 bales, of which 2,000 bales were on
speculation and 5,000 for export, leaving 3,000
bales of all descriptions to the trade. Quota.
tions for the infenor grades were barely main.
tained. Orleans Fair was worth 81d.; Orleans
Middling 7 13-16d.; Fair Uplands 8d. ; and Mid.
dling Upland 71d. per lb. The stock in port
was 795,000 bales.
Corn was unchanged; yellow was quoted at
39s 6d, and white at 40s 6d per 480 lbs. Phila
delphia flour was worth 32s 6d4 and Ohio 33s
4dper bbl of 196 lbs. Red wha was qnotel
atfrm 8s 6d a 9s Gd, and white at from 9s 8u a
9s 10d per 70 pounds. Rice was quoted at 26s.
Consols were quoted at 93t.
It is agirmed that the Bank of France main
tains its stock of bullion by artificial purchase.
Although the Bourse exhibits firmness, private
accounts are not encouraging.
TO TEE IEDB OP TEEPRANCE.
SPRINGFIELD, June 6th, 1857.
The meeting of the State Temperance Society
will be held at Chesterville on Tuesday the 21st
day of July. It is expected the meeting will
commence as soon after the arrival of the cars
as possible ; say at or before 3 p. mn. The meet
ing, it will be observed, begins the day before the
Grand division meets, at York; it is expected to
adjourn time enough to reach Yorkville before
the meeting there, the evening of the 22d. It
is hoe every organization of Temperance will
be fully represented.
Temperance Societies, Divisions of the Sons
of Temperance, Rechabites, and Cadets are ex
pected to send up delegates-the more the bet
Our friends at Chesterville are making prepar
ations to give Temperance a rousing welcome.
Dr. Walker, well known as an ardent and devo
* ted friend of Temperance ; the successor of
Chester's leader in tis great cause, the late Jas.
B. McCully, Esq.; writes to me " we intend hold.
ing two public meetings, one Tuesday nigvht, the
other -Wednesday morning about 11. We give
the Delegates a dinner at 3 p. mn."
Brethirea~and frends, let Delegates be speedi
ly appointed.. The work is a great one-every
one who.cani give us a good word, a smile, or
even animecouraging nod, will be welcomed.
Let us all to the work.
re.SaeJOHN BELTON O'NEALL.
A RER~LE CAsE OF LONGEvITY wrrnoUT
TRE -AID OF. FOOD oE NoValsuxENT.-The follow
ing particulars have been related to us by Mr.
Geo. Cronkhite, of this village, a gentleman of
well known veracity and candor, who has visited,
in his professional capacity of County Supenin
tendent of the Poor, the lady whose remarkable
tenacity-to life, without the aid of food or any
stimulus to support nature, we give to our read
ers. It appears that about a year ago, the inva
]id, (Mrs. Simeon Hays, residing at Horieon, in
this country,) was attacked by a disease known
as epileptic fits, and that one of these paroxy
isnms was of such a violent nature that it lasted
eighteen days, and that during the past eeeren
mnonths not a particle of any kind of nourish
ment has passed her lips excepting a small quan
tity of water and apple sauce, administered to
her by her husband; and he is of the opinion
that even this did not remain in her stomach, as
she seems to have anuncontrolable aversion to
any kind of aliment whatever. During the pe
rinod of her sickness she has shown no signs of
intelligence or recognition of her friends, and
all of the natural iunctions of her body have
ceased their operations. Mr. Cronkhite, (our
informant) who conversed with the husband and
gleaned these, most astounding particulars, is of
the opinion that she is now falling rapidly, and
that but a short time will intervene before the
sands of life will run out. In our opinion, it is
the most remarkable case of endurance without
. food on record, and deserves more than a pas
sing notice by the medical professon.-Glenn's
.Falls ( New York) Repeublican.
isuIsroX RIOT VERDC.-The Infedligen
cer gives the following as the verdict of the in
quest on the body of one of the persons killed
on Monday week last:
The Jury summoned sworn, and charged to
inquire into the cause of the death of Cornelius
H. Alston, " do say, upon their oaths, that the
said Cornelius H. Alston came to his death by a
gun-shot wound received while standing pea
ceably and quietly at the corner of Seventh street,
opposite the Northern Liberties market, (recent
lylhis place of business) from a detachmnent of
United States Marines, acting wnder the control
of the Mayor of Washington; and the jury do
further find, from the concurrent testimony of
aill the witnesses, that the Gricig by the Marines
was all subsecjuent to the obtaining possession
of the swivel.?
J. L. HENSHAW, Foreman.
Six of the jurors were Democrats and seven
The convention of southern railroad mes re
cently assembled in Bristol (on the line of Vir'
ginia and-. Tennessee) appointed the Hon. Wil.
Jiam Ballard Preston a- commissioner to Europe,
with a view of bringing about, if practicable, a
direct trade beweeun European .ports and the
southern States, and Mr. .rstn has spoepted
Louis NAroLuox A St.A DEALM.-I have
seen no notice yet taken by any of the papers
of Louis Napoleon's scheme for securing a sup
ply of lahorers for his negro colonies of Martini
que and Guadaloupe. Exeter Hall will be in
commotion. He has made a contract with a
French house connected with Africa to trans..
poit twenty thousand negroes from the coast to
these islands, and to procure these negroes he
makes use of a certain religious order, whose
business it is to redeem slaves froin slavery.
They will be sent to the colonies not as slaves in
name, but as "apprenticed laborers." 't is, how
ever, a real revival of a slave trade, and there will
be a great outc about it. Littleowill Nao eIon
care for thiat! Lord , owley remonstrate with
him on the subject, but was so snubbed as to
render it very unlikely that he will again broach
the subject.- Correspondence of the Inverness
ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
EDOBJIELD; 8. C.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 1857.
NEW POST OFFICES.
Among the new postoffices recently established in
South Carolina, we observe the following for Edge
field: Grove Hill, H. R. GODxAS, Postmaster; and
Sister Springs, WM. HALTIWANGER, Postmaster.
MR. ABNEVS ARTICLE.
Attention is asked to the communication of JosEpn
ABNEY, Esq., in relation to certain facts connected
with the history of the Palmetto Regiment. With
out reference to his allusions to Hon. L. M. Kzrr,
of whici we express no opinion,- -the article is a
striking and interesting one, and presents (we have
every reason to believe) a faithful rendering of the
facts it has reference to. The author and others re
spectfully ask those papers, which have published
Mr. Kzrrr's account of matters, to give the commu
nication a place in their columns.
ELECTION OF BRIGADIER GENERAL.
The election of Brigadier General of the 1st Brig
ade, S. C. M., came off on Saturday last. The result
has not been accurately ascertained, but enough, we
think, is known to render it certain that Capt. WK.
C. MORAGsE is elected.
We are requested to state that Rav. S. J. McMon
RLt, Universalist, will preach at T. N. LuNDY's on
Sunday the 21st inst., at 11 o'clock A. .M.
HON. F. V. PICKENS AND THE RUSSIAN
The statement has appeared in various papers that
Hon. F. W. Picikss has been tendered by President
BRucRLAx the Mision to Russia ; which is entirely
correct. But the Car~rninax and others seem to be
uncertain whether Col. PICKENs will accept or not.
We are enabled to say, positively, that the kind and
complimentary proffer of the President was promptly
but respectfully declined nearly two weeks ago. We
also happen to know, with certainty, that the friends
of the Hon. F. W. PxcxEs will place his name before
the people of South Carolina for the high post of
United States Senator. It needs not here, that we
spek of his eminent qualifications for that position.
AN HONEST MAN.
When a really honest man, "up one side and down
the other," comes amongst us and fully proves his
claim to that distinction, it is but right to chronicle
the fact. Sueh a man, we say-and every one else says
so far as we have heard,--was Mr. H. I. CORn WZs.,
late chief clerk of Col. MAnsuALL FnAzamn's store
in this place. He is gone home, and we are not there
fore praising him to his face when we say that he
was an honest, kind and courteous old man. We
have heard it intimated that he will return before
long to establish a business on his own responsibility.
Let himceome,-it is just such men that every com
munity should desire to retain.
GOOD THINGS. 1
D.R. D. has been making our mouth water for the.
two past weeks with telling of his sundrgfavors in" .
the way of vogetablos, ho. But all the ife we had
consolation in a bottle cof the raciest tomato catsup
we haie ever had the good fortute to taste. It was
manufactured by Mrs.'JAMEs AR~sTRoNG Sid handed
to us for inspection and.trial by her good man. Wili
not the " Judge" addthe favor of giving us the re-.
eipt? . .
The Charlfeston papers announce the death of Dr.
Tes. Y. SIxeSs, and also of Col. J. CR.ntIs BLUx,
old, useful and beloved denizens of that City..
AN UNCALLED-FOR FLING.
The Charleston Eveniwg ers speakes o'f the ming
led jubilations of Northern Democratic and of Black
Republican sheets over tho prospect of Gov. WA.L-.
KE's making Kansas a Free State, and then proceeds,
to these interrogational deductions:
"Was it for this that South Carolinui was for the
first time wheedled into a National Conventioni and
to aid in the work of restoring the Democratic party
to a popular inajority in the Union by inviting and
temptingNorthern abolition factions into its ranks ?
State Rgts Democrats, shall-we submit to such jug
glry and imposition !"
As one identified with the South -Carolina Demo
cratic Convention of 1856, we deny that the ttewras
"wheedled" into a National Convention. The move-.
met was an open, direct and manly one, and wasin
stigated by motives of the highest patriotiani. . The
main argument used by many advocates of that move
met was, that It would place South Carolina in a
more palpable and efficient attitude, of 'eo-operation
with the States of the Soutle. It was this view of thIs
matter that made our Democratic State -Convention
the strong and influential body it is admitted to have
been. The object was to defeat Black Republicanism
and to advance the banner of State Rights snd State
Equality by the best means within our reach under
the then existing condition of things; And to suggest
now that It was "to aid in the work of restoring the
Democratic party to a popular majority in the Union
by inviting and temnpting Northern abolition factions
into its rank.," is an Inuendo on the part of our es
teemed ootemporary which we sincerely regret, both
because It is uncalled for and because it Is inmanifeat
disregard of the record of the Convention in question.
But, furthermore, in immedlate connection with this
insinuation follows the exclamation, somewhat In the
nature of a party rallying cry : "State Rights Demo
crat, shall we submit to such jugglery and imposi
tion !"-We cannot believe that the Editor of the
New means here to implicate his fellow-citizens, who
participated in the strong and controlling Convention
movement of last year, in this double charge of "jug.
glery and imposition." It is too far-fetched and too
unkind for his goed .sense and generosity of heart,
we therefore pass by the language without comment.
But there is something about his especial call to
" State Right. Democrat." which may admit of the
inference that (in his estimation) the participants.in
the Convention of 1856 were not State Rights Demo
crats. This again we deny, if we construe the New.
correctly. Tue South Carolina Conventionists were
as much State Rights Democrats as were any faction
or wing of those who declined to act with them. They
sought but to do their duty to their State, their Sec
tion and their Country. In doing this, they repudia
ted none of the long-cherished principles of South
Carolina. Their policy was founded in considerations
f prudence and in a desire to help those who were
klping us; But they neither contemplated yielding,
por hays thley yielded, one jot of the ancient principles
of their State. If it be the desire of any amongst us to
array a party of so-called " State Rights Democrats"
against that portion of our people who aceorded their
aympathy and sanction to the Convention Movement,
we imagine th~e contest (though not desired) will yet
not be feared by the latter. But they will assuredly.
protest against any assumption by their opponents of 1
superior seal in the maintenance'of Southern Rights
of of superior devotion to the honor and interosts of
South Caroline. They ar.e aus ready .to scrutinize and
condemn whatever of wrong ,Gov. V.gz may do in
1ana, or Presidlent Buaia may do jp Wshpg
ton, as they are to approve and uphold the Adininis
THE SENATORIAL VACANCT.
As is perhaps naturaland proper, the people of South
,aroliua are already looking around among their
ublic men for some one suited to the high and re
pousible position just vacated by the lamented death
>f the late Senator Bumv.a. It is indeed a very
rave matter, and one which should be decided upon
ith deliberation and after a mature canvassing of
he real merits and capacities of those who shall be
arought forward as candidates for the suecessorship.
3ur State has had just cause to be proud of her repro
'ntation in the Senate of the United States for many
rears. She has bad there such faithful and capable
guardians of her honor and interests as HAvES, CAL
3orv, McDuprrm, PREstoN, BARNWELL and BUTLR;
meh one of whom has impressed that greatest of do
iberative bodies with a high sense of his statesman
ihip- and with a clear appreciation of the value of
South Carolina to the Union as a consistent conserva
tor of those great principles upon which rests the'
mfety of our liberties. In application to these ilus
Lrious Senators the well-known eulogium of Antony
apon Cmsar may be most appropriately pronounced;
ror all the elements of moral and intellectual worth
wre truly go mixed inAtheir characters that, of each
)ne of them,
----" Nature might stand up
And say to all the world, Tis teas a man I"
he chapters which their genius and patriqtism have
wrought out in the political history of America form a
rhey weregiantsindeed,and so recognised by the great
otemporary minds that met them in high debate. So
true it isthatSouth Carolinabasbeen thus far represen
td in the Senate of the American Union as became a
tovreign member of this mighty confederacy. ShgqId
t not then be a source of deep solicitude with her
people, that these lofty antecedents of her renown
e kept up, in the future, to the same high pitch of
Mxcllece and honor.
In considering the qualifications which should
dorn that South Carolinian who is to go up, in the
ootsteps of our dead BuTLR, to do battle for the
Donstitution and the Republic, an elevated and ma
;red statesmanship is the most prominent if not the
nest indispensible. In the other branch of our Na.
ional Legislature it is fit and proper that the strength
>f the untried be tested, that'the talents of the inex
)erienced be fostered into a more vigorous growth,
md the skill of our young politicians be put to the
)roof. But in that dignified and far-seeing conclave
which occupies the other end of the Capitol, maturity
>f intellect, ripeness of experience and comprehen
iveness of judgment are the great requisites of sue
ss and usefulness. Without these, a Senator may
>easionally delight an accidental audience witIL spe
iimens of ornate oratory; he may chance to com
nand the applause of the galleries by sohe happy
it at impertinence, some inanly'rebuke of error,
*me warm-hearted defence of the Right; but his
-eal influence in the councils of the country will be
inch as neither his State will be proud to regard nor
ds opponents likely to look upon except as food for
lerision. South Carolina wants no such Senator in
Jongress. She wants one, whose tried abilities, whose
emplete mastery of the principles of our Govern
nent, whose enlarged knowledge of the history of
hat Government, whose familiarity with the men
md measures of the last thirty years, will enable
Lim to stand a Senator among Senators, prepared at
d points and on all questions to represent truly and
owerfully the interests he shall have in change.
In addition to this grade of ability, it Is to be hoped
hat our next Senator shall possess that readiness in
ebate which will be able to meet any attack, how
iver suddenly sprung, with the parry and thrust of
1veteran political swordsman. It is not enough, that
e be qualified to ,erite profound disquisitions upon
iven Constitutional questions. He should have all
he elements of such disquisitions at his tongue's end
mnd ready for effective use at any moment. Hie
hould be ever supplied with the materials for attack
mad defence; as capable of upsetting, the sophistry
>f an antagonist as of giving "a reason for the faith
hat is within him." He should be so imbued with
~he sience of Government, and especially as It ap
pears in our Free System, as to know error in its earliest
phases ; and he. should possess that power of mauly
umd direct utterance by which such error may be
l~eld upbefore the country, promptly and forcibly, in,
its tine olors. Itisa not merely an essayist, a politi
sl philosopher, that South Carolina needs In the
Senate Chamber of this Union, but one who is like
wise a debater in the most enlarged' sense of the
word. Such we have heretofore had in Hayx:, CAL-.
poVx, McDUFFI and Bu'rtn; and an equal of these
men in this point of strength must occupy the seat
rom which they have forever departed, or the halo of
glory which they raised above that spot will begin to
lose its distinctive lustre.
It is certainly desirable, moreover, that he who
shall next, represent the State at Washington should
be, as fur as possible, free fromsuch political entan
glements as ipay impair his usefulness' for the cause of
Southern Rights. He should be one whom Southern
Senators will eagerly take by the hand as a trusty
io-operator in the defence of our political equality
under the Constitution. .He should not be an extre
mist, who might prove offensive to those whose inter
ists all flow in the same channel and are affected by
e same causes with our own, but conservative, first,
fthe.rights of his peculiar section, and with that
f possible in conformity with a just maintenance of
hose rights) conservative alse of the Union and of
e common weal of the American people. Such a
an (and no other) will prove to the South at this
uncture, the true co-laborer of such statesmen
u'Hrxrnn, Ruax and Divis, in the field of Senato
-siI exertion; And to some such son should South
aro.lina now look for thme proper furtherance of her
est interests as insgparably interwoven with the in
;rests of her Southern confederates.
*It may be added that an earnest devotion to South
arolina, an unaffeced indifference to Federal honors,
prominent'place in the regards of American states
nen,and the respect which everywhere attaches to
n -advaneed manhood and untainted integrity, would
l tend to increase the efficcy and influence of him
rlio Is to be selected by the State for the important
oat in question.
True, we have here made out a very high and com
nanding character. It may be that we have no such
nan (to the full) now left. Be this as it may, fwe urge
hat the people of the State should see to it that this
istimate be fulfilled as nearly as possible in their
mext Senator ; And we trust they will decide between
l candidates who may be placed before them accord
ng to the high standard above indicated, and with
mt reference to such political tacticians as may par
hance desire to dictate to them a choice.
COL. ORR AND THE MERCURY.
Our friends .of the Xecreurg shrewdly (?) suspect
hat Col. Oann has gone to Kansas with some such sin
ster design as that of helping Gov. W ALKER to mould
he territory into a Free State. It is taken for granted
hat the Hon. COLONEL has given himself body and
oul to the National Democrats, and then the conclu
ion is imagined, that, to concilliato the Northern
omoracy and secure the Speakership, Mr. Onn may
> capable of proving false to his State, and section,
md to their most vital interests.
We must think that the Mercury is doing Col. GOnn
Ireat injustice by such suspicion.. His going to Kan
las, we have reason to assert, was entirely for the pur
pose of looking over the territory with a view to a
scessful investment in lands. Several gentlemen
were conjoined with him in this purpose,-not only Dr.
ifAnsuALL who went with him but others who didnot
go. Neither of them nor of Col. Gann can It be said
with fairness, that they are influenced by any other
>bject than the legitimate business of a fair investment
>f surplus funds. But the Mercury'. sagacity is
roused by the singular (?) circumstance of Col. Onn's
~resence in the territory upon the very eve -of Gov.
WAxza's going out to take the helm, the said Gov
rnor (according to the assumption of the Xercury)
aving it for his aim to make Kansas a Free State;
nd so j4 is implied that Goev. WALKER and Col. On
mderstand each uother, in fact are working together
'or the same end, viz: to make Kansas a Free State.
lhe CoLONEL'S part of the work is supposed to be, to
nience South Carolina emigran~ts in the matter.
nsupported as such suspicions are by evidence of
py reliable description, we can but express an'entire
paup a fro tha rc a,.PiUyine ,inrgatoh
aspersion is well calculated seriously to affect the repu
tation of any public man in South Carolina, and should
not be lightly made, especially upon premises that are
at least partly imaginary.
TIlE COLLEGE REVOLUTION.
1. President McCAY of the one part, and the other
professors and all the students of the other part, fall
out by the way, and the said President resigns his
2. The trustees of the Institution come together in
Columbia to consider the disagreement.
3. The President is exonerated from blame and so
are the professors.
4. The Trustees determine that it isright to modify
the educational system of the College by expanding
the institution on the plan of a University.
5. They also detorngno that it is better to reorgan
ize the government of the College, and the entire
Paculty are therefore requested to resign;
6. Which they do.
7. Ballottings are held by the Board for professors
to ill, in part, the professorships thus vacated;
8. Which ballotings result in placing Professor
Jour LuCoNTz, Professor JoszEPn Lacots and Pro
fessor W. L Riams In the same chairs they before
9. And in elevating Rev. WaRTEFOORD Sxrrx to the
professorship of Sacred Literature, (good!)-and Mr.
JAMs McCArDLRs to that of Roman Literature
(Good again I and our hand to you, MAC, on the
10. The Professorship of Logic and Metaphysics,
and that of Political Roonomy, are left to be filled
next September. (Does Dr. LAsoRDE decline a re
election? And Is Dr. LISDER to be invited back?)
11. The Faealty are to~appoint from tireir number
a Chairman wh'o is.todjiharge the duties ofPresident
until a President be. duly elected.
12. A committee of three is appointed to address the
citizens on the state and reorganization of the College.
(Needed, no doubt-we mean the reorganization.)
13. Dr. DrcKsoN, of Charleston, isput in nomine
tion for the Presidency by the Charleston Coiier;
14. And Gen. D. F. JAxsoN Is also namii for the
15. The committee to consider a plan of reorgani
zation consists of: W. 0. PassTor, 0. G. MusNMrrxe,
L W. BARxWT, B. F. PPar and S. McALmTr.
1. And they are to report to the Board in Novem
Comment. The whole iffair smacks of change, im
provement and progress..
_SO- MAMMON is the only God that is worshipped
in every clime without a single temple, and by all
elasses,without a single hypocrite.
R- PNRic, of the Louisville Journal, having.
read a recent decision of Judge Bicknell, of Indiana,
in relation to the liquor law, says that after having
examined the document attentively he can assure his
friends across the Ohio that It does not compel them
to drink unless they want It. This is certainly com
Or IT was reported in the city of Mexico, accord
ing to the latest advices, thit the Californians were
taking a terrible revenge for the execution of Col.
Crabbe, the fillibuster, ad his followers, by killing
every Mexican they could And.
j0- As election Whsaeld for Ordinary of Orange
burg District on the 1st. inst., at which Mr. G. D.
Keitt was duly elected by a majority of 287 votes.
gp So perfect were the Egyptians In the manu
facture of perfumes, that some of their ancient oint
ment, preserved in an alabaster vase in the museum
at Alnwick, still retains a very powerful odor, though
it must be between 2000"ad 3000 years old.
po Ladles are wanted out West. The r-ecent
ensus of St. Louis shows a disparity in the sexee of
nearly 7,000 in favor of males. By the census of
Iowa, the males are in. a majority by nearly thirty
four thousand. Other States are also calling for rein
forcements of the fair sex.
g'' Mr. Kinsman, who presented the Buck-horn
chair to the President, has received an appointment
worth about eighteen hundred dollars per annum, to
assist in removing the Indians on the Pacific coast.
'9W- Au advartisement In a- Philadelphia paper
reads as follows:-.
" Stolen, a watch worth a hundred-dollars. If the
thief will -return it, he shall be informed, gratis,
where he may steal one worth two of it, and no ques
$$ TRE. following is doubtless addressed to old
bachelors. We submit it to a certain institution, not
a thousndiniles from this place:.
You're drying up, you'll baow away,
Then pray no longer tafry,
Remember what the Bible says
There is a time to marry.
gg" Tue original "Dred Seott" has been engaged
for Barnum's Museum, In New York. He will form
the " great attraction" for visitors to the Museum the
p0 A few days ago a man by the name of Bing
ham was whipped to death in the neighborhood of
Palestine, Ind, by a band of fellows self-styled the
THIRTY STUDENTS ExPELLIED.-The Georgian
& Democrat published at Marrietta says:
ge understand that thirty of the Cadets of
th'e G. M. Institute have been expelled for going
into G. N. Eldred's Circus show, which has been
exhibiting here for the last two dave. The crime,
as we understand, was in signing a written pledge,
(which was a plain violation of the rules,) to go
to the Circus, whether the superintendent would
allow them or not.
We learn that five of them have left for their
homes-thirteen have recanted, and intend try
ing to reinstate themselves-the others are to
leave in a few days.
IMPALED ON THE HANDLE OF A PITCHFORK.
Mr. Peter Koons, a respectable farmer of Rich
mondville, New York, aged about 40 years,
went into his barn a few days since to feed his
stock, and, having thrown some hay from the
mow, dropped his hay fork, the tines fasteniing
in the floor. Mr. Koons, in descending, lost his
hold, and fell a distance of fifteen feet, striking
upon the handle of the fork, which entered his
body, and passed up through the bowels, dia
phragm and lungs, and was stopped fin ally by
the shoulder-blade. He ingee about forty
eight honte, and died in gra agony.
DEsTRUCTIvE HAnr.SvoE.-A portion of Lan
caster, Kershaw, and Sumter districts, was visi
ted on Friday afternoon last, by a most destruc
tive hail storm, commencing above Russel Place,
in Lancaster, and extending in a South-easterly
direction, as far as Bishopville, in Sumter, its
width varying, as we hear, from two to sIx miles
In many places it drifted to the depth of from one
to three feet; some of the ice missiles measuring
nine inches in circumference, and many as large
as hen eggs. The destruction of crops may be
imagined ; man y wheat fields have been totally
destroyed, and the corn and cotton very badly
injured, trees stripped of their foliage and all
vegetation lying in its track vastly injured.
[ Camdeni Journal
THE Onos- A letter to the editors of this pa
per on business, from an intelligent and skillful
planter of the vicinity of Auburn, Macon county,
Alabama, dated. June-6th, says:
" The cotton crops throughout this entire
region the poorest that was ever known. In
fact, it is already a failure from several causes
poor stands, unusually small and grassy condi
tion of the plant, and on the sandy lands it issaill
dying. With the most propitious seasons we can
not in the upper patof Kacon, make more than
half a c::op. Corn is still small, but with sea
sons, will do. Wheat and Oats uncommonly
lne.-Colmbus Sun, June 9.
CnRs DESTROYED.-We regrut to learn that
on Friday last, the neighborhood of Fish Dam,
Union District, and Feasterville, Fairfield Dis
trict, was visited by a terrific hail storm, whieb
lestroyed the crops in the neighborhood of the
latter section. Much damage was done at Fish
Dam, but at Feasterville, the 'wheat and other
arops were totally destroyed; houses, barns and
graneries were leveled, and trees torn from the
earth and scattered in every direction. The
lelds of wheat in several places have been so in
u.- ad tha tiy ha'v b..e' aivan 1m tn stoclr...
For the Advertiser. .
INSZS TO UNDINE.
"Tune up your Lyre, once more, ' CORNILL,"
and give me a song of the Summer, of Love, br of
what you will." UNDINE.
Softly, gently, now my Lyre! blend low the sweet
That ere floated on the silent evening air;
Strike high, then low; dear Lyre! give us a most
To enchant this maiden, so radiantly fair.
Now, no*, "low, low, sweet and low,"
As if for an Aidenn beau;
Attune to the key of the cooing-dove,
To woo this maiden, of my heart's best love.
Come, come my Muse! A10te-like voice calls to
thee ! Awake!
Breathe in gushing sweetness, the mellow, liquid
Which may float into-her soul, like-some seraphic
To gladden and refresh her, through all, all time.
Yes, now, "low. low,'sweet and low,",,
As if for an Aideun beau;
Attune to the key of the cooing dove,
To woo this maiden, of my hart's best love.
Sing In flowing numbers of our weo wee youthful
When we too were is guileless as aspirit or star;
And lived, unheedingly, as beautiful a life as they
Or the Roses and Violets, in the Aldenn afar.
Andihen tell, tell, sweetly tell
Of my love for my UNDINs belle;
Whisper it low, low in her list'ning ear,
That.onlyashe and the Angels may hear.
And forgetnd in thy song, these longing, hoping
When, having left behind us childhood's plays
and toys, -
We unfold our soul-wings tojgether, to seek the
The'Truer Life for greater and eternal joys.
Yet, the sweet, sweet words " Am.o te,"
Which simply mean that I lose thee,
Shall be the burden t$my song,
Through the day, and all night long.
Written forghe Advertiser.
* BY f. R. GODXAZ, I. D.
THmi not, ye hapless ones, '" life is all dark,"
Although of Hope's fre ye have vot a spark,
One thing will serve ye instead-if ye trust
Britse to earn swortiay nameul Conquer ye must.
What the' your fellows possess plenteous store
Of things ye desire 1-desire no more;
But armed with Integrity, forth to the task;
Ye will gain what ye wish, the' for much ye
Chanee governs nothing I Perseverance alone
Can raise up the beggar to sit on the throne;
And he who'd be monarch must toil on each day,
Or all his endeavors will vanish in spray.
Then up and be doing-Inaction's a worm
That consumeth the spirit nor spareth the form;
And they who are richest, most happy and wise,
Have worked late and early t' attain the good
For the Advertiser.
EY LITZLE YAVORITN.
Thou art very lovely, Willie,
With thy soft, gazelle-like eyes,.
While for radiant beauty, Willie,
Thou canat bear aloft the prize.
Thou art kind and gentle, Willie,
Weth such quiet, winning ways
"None know thee, but to love thee,
- Noseime thee but kyiiil
How I love thee, darling Willie,
With thy voice so strangely sweet
That Its soothing music, Wilie,
Oft In fancy doth me greet.
When I gaze upon thee, Willie,
With thy joyous, sunny smile,
I would thy heart might ever be
As free as now from guile.
.I cannot, Willie, charm thy life,
Or wreathe -Time's brow with ilowers,
Yet I pray thy future, darling,
May be bright as by-gone hears.
And, Willie, when life's dream is o'er
Oh ! may'st thou ready be
To wing thy way, to realms of bliss
In Heaven's cerulean sea.
Written fur the Advertiser.
Were I a warbler of the wildwood,
in these balmy days of Spring,
With joyous, liquid melody
I'd make the wolkin ring.
I'd pierce the elastic ether- e
I'a cleave the blue of day ;
With strains of heartfelt gladness,
I'd sear far, far away.
Were I a silvery streamlet
Dancing merrily on my way
*Breathing soft, delicious murmurs'u
To-each floweret fresh and gay,
On, on, I'd haste, unheeding
- The noIseless foot of Time ;
And I'd with Old Ocean mingl
-And I'd ride his wayps sublimnp.
Were-I the star'of evening,
That brightly, brightly glows,
And sheds its mystic influence
O'er twilight's thoughtful close
I'd lull with magic power
Hearts so long to joy unknown,
- While love and quiet happiness
Should return from whence they'd flown.
Mimosa Cottage, June, 1857.
For the Advertiser.
A XISTAZE COEROTED. -
AUo usuA, June 13, 1867.
To the E~ditor of the Edgefield Advertiser:
DianSina:-In your last issue, under the cap
tion of " Augusta Mierchants," you have mec re
ported as selling my Goods at cost.
From what source you derived your informa
tion I am unable to discover! Certain it is my
advertisements convey no such meaning. It is not
my province or inclioation to deal in pufs or hum
bugs for the ostensible purpose of selling off my
Goods, believing the principle of itself to be wrong
and oe that savors of deception.
No doubt you intended doing me a favor by so
stating, for.wvhich accept my thanks.
I may here remark that no Merchant who wish
es to conform to Cozgnercial requirements can sell
his Goods at New York Cost, as It would be a
very unproftable business, which is plain to every
ne; and I hope that the intelligent people of
Idgefleld will not suffer themselres to be deceived
by pufsk of that character.
You have done me, gratuitously, as you consid
red, a favor: may I ask you to do me another
by publishing this letter, in which I distinctly
state that!I am no* selling of at Cost-but that I
im prepared to sell my Goods as Cheap as any
ther House in Augusta, even those who state
at they are selling at New York Cost. And, to
est the truth of this statement, if purchasers find
much is not the case, they are at liberty to return
he Goods at my expense.
For tje-Advertiser. 4
COL. EIT' AND THE PALUETTOS.
Ma. EDITOR:-It grieves me to mar a beautiful
story; and if my own conduct was not Incidental
ly brought into question, in a flaming misstatement
I have just read in the papers, which abounds
much more in poetry and romance, than in naked
facts, I should be disposed to remain silent and,
let the song have its day. Every man is justifia
ble in maintaining the truth of history, and the
sacrifice of -truth is scarcely due to patriotism her
self, and never required at her hands., One
who bore a part, low insignificant so eve, id an
achievement, is bound to see it properly promulgedd
to the world.
If any men ever did suffer from false reports
from eternal misrepresentation of their actions
from undue discrimination in favor of the least
meritorioni; and therefore, from the bestwa'
almost all the honor and praise upon the undeser- t
ving, the Palmettoes lave suffdred, indeed ; and
their forbearance to complain is ai hohorable as
their courage in battle-implying as Ymiuch forti
tude as their perseverance through the perilsand
hardships which have won for their corps an im
mortality df fame. Many of the most heroic of
that band have received no reward whatever but
an approving conscience, without even the slight
est recognition by the country of their unequalled I
merits. The history of'the Regiment and of the
campaign is yet to be published. From the re
ports of the officers commanding,. we can gather
only a very smal--tbe least part of the truth. The
commanders cou'd see and know but a part of
what.was accomplished at best; and of some of
the severest struggles, 9hose who bore the heat and
burden of the day, from an apsurd etiquette, were
not permilted to render their own account. Con
sequently many of the most brilliant and daring
exploits have remained untold, and many of the
most meritorious officers and soldiers have re
mained unnoticed and unsung. *
I had. hoped, that the Palmetto Association,
might tend in some degree to establish the truth
of what was done and suffered by each and every
member of a regiment, that reflected glory upon
their State and the arms of theirdcountry. But, in
order that It may answer this important end, I
protest, that it must sanctkiA the dissemination of
nothing In regard to the meanest soldier, but whit
is as true as the Gospel itself.
The Honorable L. M. Kim, at the late Anni
versary celebratign of the Palmetto Association,
presents us with a narrative in his usual hyper
bolical stye, scarcely encumbered with asingle
fact, as if such weighty material might'depress
she airy pinions of his wild careering Pegasus. It
is surely as felicitous a piece of rodomontade, as
the most romantic flights of the famous- Knight
" of the Sorrowful Figure." But let the Hondra
ble gentleman speak for himself, as he is reported
to have done.
" He could not trust himself to speak more of
Preston Brooks, but his object was now to men
tion an incident he-derived from him, relative to
his younger brother who fell at Churubusco.
Poor Preston Brooks had designed and was hav
ing executed to wear a signet ring, i memory of
his noble spirited brother, when he himself was
taken from the scene of all his earthly honors and
When another regiment fled, and- all the horrors
and scourges of war were pouring down upon the
gallant Palmettos, bathed in the blood of their
comrades-when Shields said, "who will follow
me,"- and Butler said, A we .will "-Brooks, yte,
the strippling Brooksueibd oiit; " yes, ali will fol
low you to the death "-and he d.4- The same
ball which pierced his body shivered his musktet
and a shi'vered musket was to adorn the signet,
with the motto sau veruisse. When this brother
left borbe, Brooks told him, his father said to his
old body servant. " go with him and take care of
him-I confide my son to you." How did the
good old negro act 1I When the baptism of blood
was going on-when perils were lingering around
-when the hot ignition of stratage~m was every
where, with none to watch the wounded boy but
this old servanL- was..at hilaor. lve ta.
out frmthe ~at~I~ltered them up and
peevdthem. Tie n.l spirit passed out, and
the csealone was le.What did the old and
faithfu slave 1 Tuie regiment gave ,him annmule
and cart-the soldiers helped him jo mnake a raide
coffin. Witsh his own handib'e placed the earthly
remains of his beloved young master in this hearse
-he conveyed it to Metico-he carlifed It to Vera
Cru-he bore it- on ship board and by rail road to
his old master's home, and delivered thebody and
the hones *f her child to his widowed and be.
reaved mother, at the lintel of his birth-place
This is literally true. In classic story-in legen
dary annals--in ancient or modern times-whore is
te equal of this touching story 1I"
Now let us hoar what did really occur, and
"look on this pictue-then look fon that."
WrmIELD BUTLEB Biooxs was siot'attho battle
of Churubusco, on the 20th August, 'in4 f and on
the next day, or thereabouts, was removed along
with the other~ wounded of the Regiment, to the
town of San ugustin;-un'der the super-intendance
of Surgeons CLrKai and Br~aug, where we tempo
rarily carried Col I3pTLa.. Thence, on the termi
nation of the short trucelr arinistice between the
Generals Santa Anna and Scott, in the same man
ner the wounded man was ;conveyed to Miscoac,
and whence, after the battles of the 11th, 12th, 13th
and. 14th of Sept. he was most carefully carried
t the City,.of Mexico. He was all the while, the
subject of the watchful care and kind so'icitude of
ur most devoted Surgeons. He-was not hauled.
by Old.Joe in a muie cart, neither was-he. then
dead as represented,. nor did he breathe his last
beyond the walls of Mexico, baving died in that
city, only-on the 2nd of October, after survivIng
his wound more than forty .days. At San Augus
tin, he had as elegant and comfortable quarters as
he would havp enjoyed at home. It was the case
at Miscoac too, and at the place where he yielded
up his spirit.
In regard to young Brooks, I declare, that no
attention was spared, and no expense to consult
his welfare or give repose to his mind. He was
the only wounded man of our company then living,
that wo supposed or feared would die of his
injuries, and consequently, we bestowed upon him
unusual pains.~ Moreover, he was the personal,
cordil friend of Dr. Bland, the Assistant Surgeon,
and he was my own friend and mess-mate. In ad
dition, he was a young man of fine address and
handsome demeanor, and before and subsequent1
to the begiuning of the campaign, he had ingra-1
tiated himself with most of the officers of thei
Regiment, who were hisi intimates, and felt the
deepest concern for his fate.
Mr. William C. Moragne, on the return of Capt.
Preston S. Brooks to South Carolina, at Jalappa,
became the Lieut. Commanding Company " D."'
and commandcd at the battle of Churubusco,
where Brooks was shot. From the terrible expo- I
sures of that day and the day previous, he was at
tacked with a dreadful malady, that totally pros- 4
trated him for many months, and until his arrivala
at his native home ; and he was therefore com- t
pelled to yield up the command to me, the 2nd 1
Lieutenant, and the only other surviving officer of I
the company remaining In Mexico. t
1 therefore became my duty to have an eye to
the interests of the 90 Boys, and I am sure, that
there was no occasion after the 20th August, 1847,
wvhen not only Brooks, but every wounded and
sick man in the company had not every assistancer
that the exigencies of the service would permit.
t was my pleasure to sec that the most fitting
men were regularly detailed for the hospital; and I
Dr. Bland was moat assiduous to call for nurses, t
when there could be the least.need for their servi-t
:es. Old Joe, besides, had nothing to do, but to e
wratch over his young master ; and notwithstand- r
ng that, Dr. Bland and myself invariably had one
r two of the best men in the company at his par
acular bed side. The young man, I reiterate,a
never lacked for a single moment, money or anya
thn.:.e.l. that ho alea the av deadred. er ceua
injoy; and, if at any time be did not 1Aw just as
veil with us as he would have done in bi'Dother's
iouse, It was because we were compelled occasioni
Lly to remove him on the army's changng pos
ion, when the condition of his wouna would h'ave
-equired perfect quiet and repose. But my'purse
and the purses of many other officers -were his
wn for the, procurement of his necessaries, and
br theq gratification even of his veriest caprices.
. mother's tenderness would have done lut little
nore than was done by his sympathizing comrad,
n arms to allay.his anguish, and to soothe his dis-.
When he died, Dr.Bland, Capt. Cantey, myself,
ind other friends after censultation, determined to
ave the best1sasnicoffln prepared foihiii. -
ary Cooper, a man from my company was permit
ed to do the wdrk, and Dr. Bad paId him f .
be sum fone handred'dollirs. Such as -
reatment at our hands. When we reiolved to
Wna LleuL Kdri ne-holdo Oi d
rounds and sickness, and as assistints those
rho could not heliihen welves, te liody droks
was sent along with them, under the char, ot
mly.of Joe, but of others whose duty it was to
ttend to Its transporatiou. However fom0 some
eglect or inadvertence of the esc wgbodywas
left at Vera Cruz, and the faithfl oe deliered
issaelf to the widemed smol .of young Brooks,
hose lusband, through te mnercies of God! was
tilu living. Some time afterwaids. thiough other
gencies, the bodies of Brooksand of 'thers were
onveyed safely to their mourning relatives and
aiends in South Carolina, and interred'in the bo
mom of their State, with all the eircu EiA be
tting their noble career and hodoied deats.
What induces me to speak out olll in reply
to an infsted but apparendy Annaleas narrative,
such as has io equal for 1t touching pathos n in.
legendary annal,"-(I agreefilly that it has no
match "in classic story,") is, that-Ihave felt ag
grieved in the premises. This is not the first time
that I have heard of the melancboly deprivation
of young Brooks -in his dying momenta. I was
then the commander of his company,:and I know
I discharged mw duty. No idleatory:"to split
the ears of the groundlings~ashallhNfOre cause
me to remain mpl and suffer mygood name to
be tainted by t1tbreath of. fction
Poor Old Joel I-would not deny hIm fnlpralse
for his affectionate devotion to.hiaYoung master,
nor for all his share of thehardshipsof them0
rble struggleinwblchhebore hisput- _g
ly as I appreciate his go conduct moot
positively aver, that If he was ever inlt, lear
ing or smell of the thing the Iuorable gentle
man ddnominatus " the hotignitonsif stratagem," -
be was just gn ocupying about atmaill a space
of earth, air or water, and was generally as:un
happy and as uncomfortably situated, as the live
liest Imagination could conceive. Blesslgs- and
honor on the' names, and the ma of hitfield
B. Brooki id his honored baither, Pieston S.
Brooks I-for they *ere oth ggi splec1mens of
men-gallant and brave;but Iam-mot ytso-fond
of romance as to submit tithe potheosis of a
common negro, who feae4e riepo stfhearms
as the yellings of so many ihapeshofro.ar
tars.' I never sawbptde negrp:'
that wasian ink-black Jesuain a church at
arrayefrhpon a cr'ess in desecrationofl'he 1g
of Christ, and In devilslmockserMo his most sa
r'ed worship.........~'~~. '
Itis with painandregretunffectedtsthave -
been called upon to conti'overt any of the remarks>
of.Mr. Keita. I should hate to give him-rounds
of offence. I really esteem him. He is honora
ble andpoetical, atleast so much of himas1'canA
see. He Is .imbued with much chivalry and pat.
riptism; h ut his best friends mu ocede that -
is occasionally so encompassed i tby a cloud,
(you may call It fancy vapor, smke, fire, or what
have said of him though, I own, has been uttered
in a spirit of fault findig, but always In admira
tion of, and In deference to his versatle talents,his
lively wit, and vafiedihigh accomplishments.4
But the Honorable qentleman intimates, thathe
obtained his information from 'Col Preston S.
Broks, who for a time was the inonmanderf ofour
company. Yet, if so, his friend.Col. Broollm'ist
have derived his knowledge from a third person,
for when-he got permission to return to, the -armiy
from the 'recruiting service, all the battles were
over and negotiations for peace wore In active
There Is another mistakel wish to rectify here,not.
for the purpose of detracting from the welI-merited
renown of any of. ay:.companiiods- in arms, God
knows, for their 'eonduet weB 'too:l conspicuou, to
bear detractiotnfrom' ay'oue, if It wera uttempted.
The reply of Cot Butler to the interrdiatbry of
Gen. Shields, at Chur umuseo, on the eve of the last
-harge of our Regiment, was an indignant -reply,
not a reply intended to evince any pantieular brave
ry. Such was the reply of all otliers who spoke or'
responded on the occasion, and thseirname was
lgion. It was thoughet ill-timed and ung'aeciuus in
Gen. Shields to ask such a question, *when thte
wh e Regiment, for sometime, bad been-clamorous
to harge, and to mingle in deadly encounter with
he.ien, who were so surely destroying them from
saferetrat inaccesible to the' fire 'of musketry.
Fr several minutes before thie final order was given
I could hear nothing alt along the,.lines of the Pal
metto Regiment, but a ts imploriing ery,i " For
God's sake let us charge " " Let Tus- charge !"
This can attest and veri-y ; for feeling all the
anxiety that the others felt to sell my lire-as dearly
as possible, I nevertheless thought the Itapatience
manifested to charge, indicated rather too macit
oneasines, in view of death, which then seemed
inevitable; and I had just been rebuking som~of
the men near me, telling' them that their deport
ument did not reach the very highest atandard of the
moldier, who in perfect trust and obedience to the
tommands or his superiors, and in quiet submis
mion to his fate, met his Iast end with calmness and
:omposure. I remember that, at that awful mo
nent, I either discovered inyself or was informed
by a soldier, that the Mexican Cavalry were ap
iroaching us in the rear, and hoping that it muight -
possibly have some little influence in causing Gen.
Shields, who had just then rode up to our Regiment
rom whero he had been attempting to rally the
New Yorkers, to charge, I asked a staff officer to
idvise the General or the attack of the Cavalry.
Very soon 'our commander advanced to our front,
md made the inquiry so often quoted, which was
mivesaly answered through the ranks, by Ian
inage ad by screams rather than by shouts ; which
*nquiry I then felt to be a piece of insulting bluster,
ud I should feel so yet, but frem my knowledge
hat the General had failed in bringing some other
tegimenta intcmtion, and might at the moment
lave been persuaded that the courage of alL had
ailed them in the dreadful exigency. A t any rate,
feel, and so does every other sensitive officer or
oldier feel, that he is wounded, and that his cour
go is call, d in questioq by the manner in which
he changes have been every where rung on the
espose of Col. Butler and others to the question
f Gen. Shields. That responsec has been consider
d uniformly as a merit to those who made it, and
f it was so, the Regiment needed encouragt ment'
oanimate them to battle, and required examples
>nerve them to that .daring assault, wh'ch has
overed themselves and their State with immortal
But if those heroes, whose names have been at
empted to be signalized, by the well known words
o frequently used for that purpcse, were now
live, they would acorn the idea of any such inter