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For the Edgefield Advertiser.
MR. EDITOR: The following beautiful allegory
I find in a number of the " Squthern and Wes
tern Literary Messenger and Review" for June
1840, and believing it worthy of republication,
I take the liberty of sending it to you, hoping
that should you.think it worthy. you may give
the readers of 'the Advertiser the benefit of a
The moral is decidedly good. It shows how
prone mankind are to seek after novelty; when
found hpw inadequate to satisfy; how unstable,
inconstant, and ever-changing are all- human
affections; how principle and honor, which
alone ennoble man and elevate him beyond the
level, of the inferior species of creation, are sac
rificed to glut the unholy desires siringing from
a perverted and concepted nature, the deplora
ble consequences of which are a destruction of
virtue and innocence, and utter extinction of
happiness, and blasting of hopes.
Excuse me for troubling you, and .use your
own good.pleasure in reference to the piece.
Yours, Very Respectfully,
G. G. K.
THE .BUTTERFLY AND THE FLOWER.
"True love, still born of heaven, is bless'd with wings,
And, tired of earth, it plumes them back again,
And so we luse it."
Deep in the bosom of a southern forest, there
grew a beautiful flower, the swetest flower in
that lonely region. Its leaves were of the purest
white, for the first time unfolding tq the world
around them, and revealing, as they did so, the
fine and delicate droppings of violet and purple,
which before, like so much hidden wealth, had.
lain within its bosom. Its odor was fresh and
exquisite, and no flower in all that forest eould
come near it for sweetness, or for beauty. In
excellence, and in condition, it was equally
But it was not destined to.be alone always.
There came to it, one morning in May, a golden
butterfly-a rover among the flowers--an an
cient robber of their swueets. Gayly he plied
his flight throughout the forest,-now here, now
there,-sporting about in a sort of errant un
consciouness. It was not long before he inhaled
the ordor,-it was not long before he saw the
pure white leaves, and looked down, with a
yearning eye, upon the rich droppings of purple
and violet which nestled in the bosom of the
Flying around, in mazy, but still contracting
circles, lie gazed upon the loveliness of the
flower, and grew more enaiored at each mo
ment of his survey. "Surely," he thought,
" this is a flower by itself-love's own flower
dwelling in secret-budding and blooming only
for his eyes, and denied to all beside. It is
my good fortune to have found it,-I will drink
its swets,-I will nestle in its bosom,-I will
enjoy its charms as I have enjoyed those of a
thousand others. Verily, it will better deserve
Even with the thought, came the quick reso
lution, and another moment found him lying
lying close, and pressing fondly upon the
bosom of the flower. There was, at first, slight
effort to escape from the embraces of the intru
der ;-the flower murmured its dissent ; but the
murmur died away into a sigh, and the sigh
was inhaled, as so much delicious dew of Eden,
by the pressing lips of the but terfly, Hie sung
to the flower of his love-he, the acknowledged
rover,-the unlicensed drinker of sweets-the
economical winner of affections, with which lhe
did not share his own,-he sung to the flower
a story of his love ; and, oh ! saddest of all, the
young flower believed the dishonest story which
And, day after day, he came to the stolen
embrace ;-and, day after day, more fondly
than ever, the lovely flower looked forth to re
ceive his visits. She surrendered her very soul
to his keeping, and her pure white leaves grew
tinged with the pressure of his golden ringlets,
while his kisses stained with yellow the other
wise delicate loveliness of her lips. But she
heeded not, she knew not of the change in her
purity ; while yet the embrace was still fervent
-the kiss still warm upon his lips-the return
of the worshipper still certain to her altars.
But when was love ever certain ? not often,
where the lover is a butterfly ! There camne,
in time, a change over the fortunes of the flowver,
for there camne a change over the habits of the
wanderer. He gradually fell off in his atten
tionts. 1Iis paso grewv cool, and the ease of
his conquest led' hinm to undervalue i:s acquisi
tion. Each day brought haim at a later hour,
andl hi< stay wvith the Ilower grew mnore and
mtore shortened at every visit. 11er feelings
perceived the estrangement lung before her
reasoni hatd taught heri to think upon or under
stand it. She, alas ! felt nout of her ownchn
ges; she only had consciousness of~ hi<.
At leng th she mnurnmured her reproaches ; and
the grievance nmust be great when love will erv.
so fondly as to comnphain. "Wherefore," she
said, "Oh! wherefore hast thou lingered so
long ? Why dost thou not now, as before, vie
with the sunlight in thy advances? I have
looked for thec from the dawning, yet I have
looked for thee in vain. The yellow beetle has
been all the morning buzzing around mte, but I
frowned upon his approaches. The green grass
hopper had a ,ong under my shade, and told
me a dtil story of the love which lie had for
mec in his bosomi; and, more than once, the
glittermng hunmiing-bird has sought miy enm
braces, but I shut my leaves against him. Tlhou
only has't been slow to seek mec-thiou whom
only I have longed to see. Aht! wherefore,
when I so much need thee, is it thius?
Gayly the butterfly replied to these re
proaches, nor heeded the increasirg paleness of
the victim of his snares. "0 ger a thousand
forests I have been flying, each as beatutiful as
this-on a thousand flowers I've been tending,
none less lovely to the sigh t than thou. Hlow
could'st thou dream that, with a golden wing
let, broad, anid free, and beautiful like iimie, in
a single spot I still should linger, of the world
around unknowinig aught? No, no; mine is
an excursive spirit ;-for a thousand free affec
tions chartered, wouldst thou have me, like a
roigspider, striving still to girdlo in ray
It was a murmuring, and a sad reply of the
now desolited flower, and she lived not long
after she had made it: "Ah! now I know mine
error-my sad error ;-having no wings my
self, to mate with the lover who bath wings
only. Alas! that I have loved so fondly and
foolishly;- for while thou hast gone over a thou
sand forests, seeing a thousand- flowers, I have
only known, only looked and lived for a single
butterfly." . Drooping beneath her own shroud
ing leaves, the victim had no more reproaches.
The false one was soon a'way, after this, to
anbtlier forest; for his ear loved not the lan
guage of complaint,. and he had sense, if not
feeling enough, to know that her's was uttered
but too justly. The flower noted his departure,
and its last sigh was an iudible warning to the
young bud which grew into bloom beside it.
The wood-spirit heard the sigh and the warn
ing; and when the bud began to expand in the
pleasant sunshine, he persuaded the black-brow
ed spider to spin his web, and to frame his nest
in the thick bushes that hung around it; and
many'were the wanton butterflies, after this,
who, coming to prey upon the innocent atfec
tions, became entangled, and justly perished
because of the guardian net-work thus raised
up for-its protection.
From the South Carolinian.
"THE LEXINGTON FLAG."
The readers of this journal have already been
apprised of the cause of its not appearing for
several weeks past. Having just sufficiently re
covercd from a severe and painifl illness to use
my pen and survey my shattered affairs, I em
-brace the first opportunity of informing my
friends and the patrons of the Flag, of the ex
tent of the loss they, as well as myself, have sus
tained in the death of young Leppard.' While
he'filled the post of Junior Editor-writing only
when he felt inclined-being a good practical
printer, he acted as foreman of the office, and
directed 'and superintended all its operations.
His loss, therefore, to me and to the paper is at
once fatal and irreparable. It would be impos
sible for me to supply his place by another person.
In this connection it is necessarf, too, to state
that Leppard and myself were united by sone
thiing more than a mere business partnership.
Uy the niar-iage of our parents when we were
small, we became brothers ; for a number of
vears we were at school together, during the
greater part of the time, class-mates-when at
home room-mates-when separated, almost week
ly correspondents; and were thus endeared to
each other by all the ties of long, intimate and
ripened friendship. I loved him as tenderly as
if he had been a brother of my own blood.
None knew him as well as I did, and, I may say,
none could appreciate as I did his priceless
worth. The many virtues that adorned his spot
less character are enshrined in the inner chan
bers of my heart,and the image of his handsome
fbrn and manly mien will ever linger in the
greenest isles of my memory.
Leppard appears to have had an almost intui
tive knowledge of the printing- business. He
had worked at it but a short tjime, and for more
than a year had not handled a type, belbre we
coitmenced the publication of the Play; and
vet he soon brought the most perfbet order and
system otit of the chaos of confusion and ill
n'sage in which we found the ollice; and the neat
and reglar appearance of the paper bore veek
lv testimony to his skill and admirable handi
work. We struggled at first against many dithi
culties :id disadv-antages, but had overcome
theimi all, and were gradually winning our
way to success. But alas ! when the goal fir
which we toilkd had well nigh been reached.
when the flush of victory was already upon our
brows, death came and struck down the Moses
of our band! Leppard, gifted, noble and pure
as lie was, must be laid in the tomb, his ninible
fingers cold and riged as marble, his clear hazel
eves, where beamed the fires of genius and
looked out tie windows of a masterly intellect
and lofty soul, closed forever upoii all earthly
things. But lioignant and bitter as is our grief,~
and sad and severe as is our loss, we must bow
to the will of that inscrutable Wisdom, fromi
whose court there is nto appeal.
If I cannot find a good practical printer to
purchase the Playj aiid continue it, its publica
tions will have to cease. To a man of the righit
stamip, I will give a bargain, and under pi-oper
management it would prove t profitable invest
inent. in the meantimie, I assure the subscri
bers to the paper that 1 shall doeverythiing lecan
to secure its continuance. I should deeply re
gret to see the district deprived entirely of a
newspaper of its own.
With this comunication, mny career as an
editor closes. My connection with the press has
been so brief, and the field I have occupied so
obscure, that I hardly consider a formal with
drawal necessary. I will only say that I am not
consciotus of having deviated inthe least fromn the
principles and line of conduct 1 marked out for
my guidance at the beginning, anidhave enideav
orcd to dischatrgetfaithfully thieduties thaltdevolved
upon me. Djoubtless, however, I hav-e failed in ma
niy particulars, and comue fhr short of the expecta
tions of my frienids. If in dealing with the strictest
impartiality with all, and with the fullest convic
tion of rectitude, I hiave given offenice to alny
one, I have ito apology whatever to make. To
my late bt-ethr-en of tfie piess, I will addl, as a
parting remark, that from what I have learned
of tlim during the short space of four months,
I have formedi a high opinion of the ability, dig
nity andl self-sacriticiing spirit of the editorial
fraternity of South Carolina, anld regret thaut it is
not myi lOt to continue an humble member oit it.
E. J. H. IlIIEl.
L14x ix4;ros, S. C.. June 2t6. 1.457.
llow .t Sr-s-Srnon: Am-r~s MLis.-Th~e en
ral imipressio'n is that death by sun-stroke is very
paiifu, bitt theu contrary would sem to be the
fct., judging from the following account of the
effect of such a visitation, given by General Sit-.
C. .1. Napier. lie experientcedl ant attack while
in Seinde, where the thermometer, according to
Gen. N. hiimaself, was of as much uise to him as it
would have been'to a boiling lobster, and wrote
as follows to onte of his daughters: " The sun
stroke was a staggerer; yet my hope is to die by
one, for nevir cani death come in an easier shape.
I was just deadly sleepy; it was deadly had I
beeni left alone ; but the only feelinig of the trant
sition wouldi have been a tiredness, like that ex
perieniced at being suddenly waked up libi-cr
timie. This was to a degree abniost to lie called
pinid.; then camne a- pleasantt di-owsiness, with
ager that the doctors would not let nie sleep.
Were it inot for others, would thatmy horn had
be-n sounded ;so easy, so delightful, I mayv say,
wats thets at~ppro ach of' death." TIhis iresemblles the
accounts that have beent given by mteni who have
beeni sav-ed from fi-eezinig to deth, after having
got far down into the da~rk v-alley ; so thatt the ex
etss of heat anud excess of cold prouice precisely
the samet effects..
'Tere are in Bostoii five huntdr-ed and twenty
sevein personse- of the iiame of Smith, thriee hunit
dred anid seventty-thiree Browns, two hiuindred anid
niniet v-seven Sullivanis, two hundred and twenty
eight' Clarks, two hundred aiid eighit -Johusons
and one huiidred aind eighty-three Jones.
iirAro-r that belongs to many, is ill stirred
and worse boiled.
O 0MM U NI U A TI 0 N S.
For the Advertiser.
Strike the lyre mournfully, for an arrow hath sped
From the Insatiate's quiver, and MARY is dead!
Touch the strings softly, for fond hearts lie crushed,
Yearning, yea bleeding for the voice that is hushed!
Gloom for the home the dread-dart hath shrivon,
Wo for the dear ones from whom she is riven;
Meet that hot tears from their eye-lids are swelling ;
Meet that loud sobs from their. bosoma are welling!
As wife and as mother, 0, who hath excelled her?
As sioter and daughter, who ever was dearer?
To the eare-worn and weary, to behold her was joy,
So kind was her greeting, so free from.alloy.
Oh! word., are too poor to picture the anguish
Of the des .late ones as in sorrow they languish,
Too poor to describe the treasure that's flown,
Or the jewel that beams in yon radiant Throne!
E. W. R.
For the Advertiser.
CELEBRATION AT HAMBURG.
MR. E oDITO :-Saturday was a great day for
Hamburg. The Anniversary of our nation's birth
was observed by that people, in a manner be
coming the august occnion, and the glorious re
collections inspired by it: A hallowed enthusiasm
pervaded t he very atmosphere of Shultz's Park,
and scitinments of patriotism were breathed in eve
ry passing- wind, and echoed by the woods and
groves, aid spoken in thunder tones from the can
Large and ample preparations bad been made
for the convenience of participants, and from the
erliest of the morning, until the gun announced
that the Orator had approached the Stand, the
stream of human beings, of gallant men and lovely
women, and of the young and old of every shade
of beauty, form, and complexion, was continuous,
from the end of the Augusta Bridge through the
streets of Hamburg, clean to the famous heights
of old renown. In a word, much ofethe fashion
and elite of the conntiy around, as well as of the
City of Augusta, and Hamburg's whole population
had come out to present their offerings on the al
tar of their country. Nature appeared to conspire
with man and woman to give all possible brillian
cy and eclat to our national Jubilee, for the air
was calm, temperate and bracing, the heavens se
rene, and the rays of a summer's sun were modi
fied, and gently obstructed by passing clouds and
delightful breezes, and the waters were as delicious
and refreshing as the fountains of Castalia them
selves. Nothing was wanting to make our assem
bling together pleasing, imposing, exhilarating and
rand, and nothing was present to disturb our har
inony, to mar our enjoyment, or to check the spon
Laneous out-pourings of the grateful hearts of our
The firinu of thirteen rounds was the signal for
the vast multitude to give their attention to the
exerciscs of the day. Capt. W. W. SALI, then
introduced \lr. J.o. C. McDoxx Ar.n, who, in an im
pressive and handsome manner, read the declara
Lion of Independence, prefacing his reading with
a few happy and appropriate remarks.
Josnru .\nsmx , Esq., the Orator selected for the
lay, was then announced, who, in a style peculiar
ly his own, and full of earnestness and zeal, enter
ained the anditory for more than an hour, dis
oursing of patriotisn, love of liberty, and resis
Lame to oppression. lie drew a vivid and graphic
picturo of the condition of the euuntry, of its pow
r, its almost illimitable resources, and of its fu
Lure prosperity, grandeur and greatness. The por
trature, extended to the destiny of the North
American, or British or Anglo Saxon race on this
continent, and to its final achiievment of dominion
over the whole of the New World. But whilst lhe
claimed this unbounded rule to belong to the race,
and denounced the vacillating and blundering poli
cy of the government towards Nicaragua and
President WAL.KEa, he yet deprecated the acquisi
tion of any new Territory, excepit for commercial,
naval and defensive purposes, to be hereafter ad
mitted into the Union as States, and to be allowed
to become integral parts of the Confederacy, as
detrimental to the peace andl well-being of the
country, and calculated either to destroy the Union
in the end, or to subvert the liberties of the people.
The soil recently acquired from Mexico had
been nothing but a bone of contenition, bietween
the North and the South since the ratification of
the treaty of peace ; and had proved conclusively
to the South that she had nothing to give but eve
ry thing to lose by new conquests of territory.
Evey Northern President, was, at heart, a free
soiler, from JOHn Anasts to JAstES BucCIAN.c,
and had secrmetly aided and abetted thme abolition
ists in their infamous intrigues. If wve allow our
selves longer, (said lie) to be duped by Northern
men with Southern pirincilhes, and especially, If
we suffer ourselves to be madIe the instruments of
our own oppression, in the system of territorial
aggrandizement carried on by the government,
wholely for the benefit of the North, wve will lbe
made slaves. and deserve our doom. Northern
prepoderance has already become so marked a'nd
potential, as to render us the merest ciphers ini the
Union, and that preponderance is hound to increase
in weight, by the influx of' foreigners, so long as
the confederacy shall last.
The interest of the sections have become so dif
fercnt and conflicting, and the people on account
of their Institutions, have become so distinct from
each other in character, and actually so hostile in
feling that they can dwell together no longer in
unity and good-brotherhood. Eachmsection is able
to take care of itself, andl they should calmly,
quietly, and definitively separate their estates. The
Union has become a carse to the South, rather
than a lessing, and the tongue of a Southern man,
who with a knowledge of our oppressions, can ad
vocate its perpetuity, is false anid traitorous ; and
lie himself is a bastard to the spirit and blood of
No man of sagacity who has diligently watched
the proceedings, anmd faithfully studied the policy
of our government on thme subject of slavery, for
the last qjuarter of a century, can enterlain the
least hope11 for the South in tihe confederacy, unless
he is really capable of hoping against hope. Why
Mr. W anrs-runt himiself, the most moderate of abo
litionists, made no secret of his oppositionm to the
spread of slave institutions;,.and every Northern
nian of any prominence, including the President
himself, has long ago been pledged against the
extension of slavery over another acre of the Uni
.i ates. noaesinne Evarj compromi.e and
every act, and everyrepeal of an act touching Af
rican slavery since the first restrictions imposed
upon it in the days 16 JfPPERSON and MADISON,
has resulted in ad tage to our enemies. and in
most damning con ons by the South! We are
completely cbeckma , and we are in a minority
eternally growing lesi and mores powerless, whilst
the shackles of a hid confederacy shall be suf
fered to gal our 1.. The pretended removal
of all restrictions in .ard to slavery in the Kan
sas-Nebraska and otler late acts, was nothing but
delusive baits to lurdimd deceive the South, and
treacherous emollienftgo soothe her wounded. spir
it, 'whilst the floodetes of abolitionism were
opened to the Nortr West. The repeal of the
Missouri Compromis has lost us every thing.
Foreigners, in the pay of New Englanders and
paupers from Europe$uad from Boston, Philadel
phia and New York, 9Sbsidized by the emigrant
aid Societies, will noliV up every new Territory,
either North or Sout -as they did in the case of
Califoinia, and decri4 the abolition of slavery
there, inspite of all tt Southern money, South
ern eloquence, South"n courage or Southern pow
er can effect.
My last hope, is bloAdespair. Kansas is gone.
We have felt the weig of the government in that
quarter, ever since thebeginning of the contest. In
my opinion, the aims~f President Pierce during
his administration, weW directed solely to the em
ployment of such inefeiient agents in that territo
ry, as would temporiz and dally with the rights
of slaveholders, until.#ne should give to an aboli
tion majority every thing sought. Mr. Buchanan
has followed in the fo'.steps of his predecessor,
and appointed a natlk of his own region to set
tle the great issues inrhich the South has con
sidered her destiny involved. That governor holds
peaceful kind relationsivith his less zealous Free
soil brothers, Robinso' and Lane, who openly
commit treason and nimend measures tanta
mount to murder an , ry in his very face.
This noble-minded of , instead of resenting the
most flagrant outrages ever perpetrated with im
punity against law inlany civilized country on
earth, appeases the anger of the ruffian malcon
tents by a manifesto in which be promises them,
contrary to all precedent,the most glorious oppor
tunity of bafiling the lejally constituted authori
Lies of the territory; yd of annulling the enact
ments which have cosk-some of the best blood of
From the late proceedings of the British Parlia
ment and the speeches of its members, I am re
luctantly forced to the eoriction, that slavery has
been one of the grav obstacles of Walker in
Nicaragua; and that th6'-United States Govern
inent has actually syni#i ized and co-operated
with Great Britain in sn-,holy combination, lo
ppres, defeat, shame4lhinurder her own cliil
ren; and to exclude them. from a country, which
by American valor and American enterprise, might
in a short period, be made to rank with the first
nations on the globe.
In view of all our wrongs and injuries, we are
a degraded people if we do not redress ourselves.
We are sunk in the profonndest apathy that ever
benumbed the facult es of inen, and we possess the
hearts of dastards, if we do not take measures of
resistance to Northern abolition encroachments;
and we are no sons of the revolution, if we do not
sever the bands of a Union which is preying upon
our substance, which is oppressing our energies
like a hellish incubus; and which threatens in the
end, not only to subvert our liberties, but to deso
late our fields -and consume our dwellings by the
hands of the assassin, and the torch of the mid
Great God ! if the South could but live alone,
the tax she pays to the General Government in the
shape of- duties on impilorts alone, and to piampier
and bloat an insolent mnonied aristocracy would
make her as rich as Egypt in the days of her glo
r. 11er cotton would command in exchange, the
productions and the nma!ufactures of every region
and every clime. It would be a mine to her pee
~le vaster and more exhaustless than all the mines
f North and South America and Australia to
ether. It would secure the friendship, the favor.
he alliance and the good oflices of all nations. It
ouhl purchase peace with all the kingdoms of
men; and if a wa~r, by any extraordinary and un
toward circumstances, should be waged against
ier, she coubil overcome the most dominant em
pires of the Universe. She could equip and main
taini in her defence for an unilimited time, a million
f troops; and put to death all her enemies with
silver bullets and silver gunis. Cotton has now be
ome a necessity for all nations. It has not only
~supplanted in a gloat measure for clothing, silk,
woolen, hemp and flax, and the skins of beasts,
but so many persons have beconme enicaged in its
manufacture and in its trafie, and so much capital
is invested thercini, that the suspension of its trade
for the period of six. months, would spread ruin,
starvation and nakedness through the whiole of
Europe. In England alone, it furnishes bread to
millions, and the frustration of its purchase and
sale for thlree mon'this would create a revolution,
if it did not destroy the Kingdom. The chariness
of Great Britain in quarreling with -the United
States, arise s from nto fear of the prowess of our
army of tea thousand, or of our diminutive navy,
but from the dread of interrupting or losing her
cottoii trade, whiihh would ruin the State. The
slaveholding eotton-growving South holds in the
paln of her hands, more po wver, more wealth, and
more abundant resources for acquiring indepen
dence. hlappiness, glory and renown, than any two
nations in existe'nce. Providence has lavished up
on her all his goodness, and all his bounty ; and
that she suffers her sons to be slaves-to be " hoew
ers of wood and drawers of water," to a misera
be set of cold-blooded abolitionists, is a reproach
to thle name, and a satire upon the nature of man
In this indignant strain, the Orator poured forth
his feelings in argumenit, reason and invective, for
near an hour and a half. We regret that we have
no means of giving moro- than this meagre s*etch
of an address we approved.
At the conclusion of the speechI every body par
took of the entertainment of dinner. Then the
young joined in a dance to the strains of cheer
ing music by the bandl, upon a platform erected
for the occasion; and towards evening adjourned
to tile Carolina Hotel, when that innocent amuse
ment was prolonged till near midnight. Nothing
but order, joyousness and good feeling pervaded
the immense concourse, and reigned throughout
the day. ONE OF THE COMMIT TEE.
Hamburg, July 6th. 1867.
For the Advertiser.
THE REVISION MOVEMENT, SECTARIAN.
MR. EDITR:-When an important enterprise is
on hand, the completion and success of which de
pends upon the degree of favor with which the
public regard it, a full and honest showing of all
matters connected with It should be made by its
projectors; and this is the more indispensable,
when the contemplated enterprise is intended to do
away an old, established and universally received
order of things, and alfect the best interests of so
ciety, These remarks will apply to the subject in
hand, and before entering upon the main question,
a few members will be devoted in noticing the tac
tics of the Revisionists.
A reader who is in any tolerable degree posted
in the history of this movement, cannot help ob
serving the pains that is taken to conceal its sec
tarian character: Mr. EDXONDS, says, " The plat
form. upon which these societies stand, is in no
sense Sectarian," "It is Catholic in Its largest
sense, every man is at liberty to qngage in the
work whatever be his denominational connections."
"E. L. W." in his concluding article, says, the
"new version will be the work not of Sectarian,
but of Christian Scholarship." " Sectarianism Is
not capable of such a work."
Before proceeding to show that Sectarianism is
at the head and front of this movement, wo will
refer to the meaning of the word Sectarian. Web
ster defines it thus, "Pertaining to a sect or sects,
peculiar to a sect." The word Sect, he says
means, " A body or number of persons constitu
ting a distinct party by holding sentiments differ
ent from those of other men." Now, if it can be
made to appear that it is the " main design " to
have immerse in the place of baptize in the new
version, the charge of Sectarianism Is sustained,
and the honesty of the Revisionists brought into
When " E. L. W." said that "Sectarianism was
not capable of such a work," what could be have
meant ? We would rather believe that he was ig
norant or forgetful of the history of the A. B.
Society, and of-other Bible organizations in this
country than that he would wilfully mislead
his readers, and yet this has been done, not
only by both of the writers above referred to, but
by all engaged in the movement. In 1832, Dr.
Judson and three or four other Baptist Missiona
ries, enquired of Professor Stuart "shall we trans
fer the Greek word Baptizo into the Burmese lan
guage, when it relates to the ordinance of baptism,
or translate it by a word significant of immersion?"
In his reply, he advised them not to tranlate bap
tizo by immerse, but to " transfer it as it had been
done into the Latin, French and Englb-h." These
missionaries refused to follow his advice, and pro
ceeded to use a term in the Burmese Version,
which signifies exclusively to immerse; and yet
" Sectarianism." we are told "Is not -capable of
such a work." Two Baptist Missionaries in Bengal,
Messrs Pearce and Yates, in prepairing a version
in that language, did the same thing. The Ameri
can B. Society refused to patronize this version,
the constitution opposing the publication of all
Sectarian versions, and this refusal resulted in the
formation of all the Revision Societies, both in
this country and in England.
We repeat the remark, that no organization for
the Revision of the Bible was forned until the A.
B. Society refused to print this version; and in
the face.of this fact, Mr. Edmonds, endorsed by
" E. L. W." tell us " these societies are in no sense
Sectarian, they are Catholic in the largest sense."
But let the fathers of these societies be heard as to
Dr. MlcClay said, " though we consider the re
ceived version in the main to be an excellent one,
yet we believe great injustice has becen done to the
word of God, by concealinmg tihe true mleanling of
baptize from the unlearned."
Dr. Conc, one of the Presidents of the Union in
a pubilic speechm said, "our main design is to show
to all that baptisnm is immersion only, anld there
fore it is tighit to print it ill the Bible." Every one
must suppo~Se thle President to have been posted inl
regard to thle "1mi design."
J. WV. Lynd, D. D., in Tract No. 6, of the " Bi
ble Union's plan oif Revision vindicated," shows
teimportancean necessity of Revisionbth
benefits which will flow from it, anmd one of thme
benefits accordling to this tract, is, that immerse
will take the place of baptize.
A gain, tihe Secretary of the British Translation
Society ini his fifth Annlual Report, says: Our only
buisness is to uphold immiersionist versions, this
single object is our rallying point." Inl these sen
timets says Dr. Cone, " we cordially unite."
It would he anm easy matter to multiply quota
tions of this kind. We will quote however, as further
evidence of the Sectarianism of the work, a few
passages from the new version prepared by Messrs.
Coec amnd Wyckoff, and wvhichm has beenl scatteredl
through the land. Mntt. :3: I1, "I indeed im
amerse you unmto) repenltanlce, but lhe that come~th
after mie is mlighmtier thlan I, wvhc.se shoes2 I am not
worthy to bear, he will immerse you in time Holy
Spirit and- fire." Mark 'f: 41. " And when they
come from market, exceplt they immerse, they eat
not, anmd maniy other things thlere are which they
have received to hold( as the immuersing of cups,
and pots, and brazenl vessels and couches." Luke
11: 38, " When the Phlarisee saw it, lie marvelled,
that he had not first ilmmlersed before dinner."
Atlouah~ this versionl was published by the A. &
T. B. Society before they abandoned thle idea of a
new version in English, yet, thme Agents of the
Union are circulating it, hence they endorse it.
There is another circumstance to be conmsidered.
One reason given by these gentlemen for the ne
cesity of a new version, was, the false renderings
of certainl words, which were calculate d to mis
lead, as for example, the words Chunrch, Angel,
&c., and yet, when the version is printed, these
very words which they solemnly pronounced im
proper and false, are rendered the same way as in
tle received copy, but when it comnes to speak of
baptism, that word is not used, immerse is substi
tuted in every instance--this is never neglected,
and yet 4"Sectarianism is not capable of such a
From tliese facts it is easy to see what thmese Re
visioists are after, andi the way thmey are trying to
blind the " dear conmmoni people " for whom they
are so much concerned, reminds one of time strata
gem adopted by Cacus in stealing the cattle of
Hercules. It is said he - led thmem by the tail in
stead of the horns, so that if pursued, his pursu
ers by following tihe track might be sure to go the
wrong way, and arrive at tihe wrong place.
Inm our next we shall have something more to
say of the manwuvering of the Revisionists.
From the Charleston Mercury.
THE EDGEFIELD ADVERTISEL
1 It is furthermore urged by our cotemporaries of
the alarmist school, that an apathy the most deplo
rable, hait spread itself like a pall over the spirit of
the South, and that, without a cbange for the better,
we are soon to be bound hand and foot to the car of
Northern.power. - While, in point of fact, the real
sentinel men of our section were never so well fre
armed as now ; while the States of.the South were
never so completely united; and while their mani
lest ability to protect themselves never before calted
forth from the, rabid exponents of Northern Aboli
tionism such unmistakable evidences of mortification
" The alarmist school " This, we suppose,
consists of those who, not satisfied with the
Union in its present and past condition of hostile
agitation and danger to the South, cannot see
that-because the North does not yet possess
the Federal Executive, the Federal Judiciary
and the Senate of the United States, to wield
against her on the general subject of slavery
the South is " more powerful than it has been
for many years," and that the "anti-slavery
tendencies in the frontier States are growing
weaker every day." It is those, who cannot
comprehend how the South is growing more
powerful in the Confederacy, when the last
House of Representatives in Congress was pre
ided over by an Abolitionist; and when, in the
late Presidential election-slavery being the test
question-the South, although exerting her en
tire and united strength, was beaten by a numer
ical majority of the people of the " National'
Union. It is those, who are so very stupid as
not to see the most brilliant prospects of securi
ty and power rising up, like some splendid au
rom-borealis over the beautiful hills of Kansas.
[t is those gloomy malcontents, whose cold
hearts warm not at the late breaking asunder
)f Churches. and Christian Associations, and
Tract Societies, on the slavery issue; men, whose
reluctant confidence does not mourn up with
these gratifying indications of the growing
soundness of the Northern people and their
returning sense of justice. These morbid indi
viduals cannot see, as the Advertiser does, " from
the rabid exponents of Northern Abolitionism,
such unmistakable evidences of mortification and
disappointment." It is true they see a continu
ation of the furious agitation. They perceive,
too, immediately after the Presidential election,
the election of the Abolition Senator from Penn
sylvania, the only State in the Atlantic North
which went with the South-pitiful vote as it
was for their favorite. They also perceive since
then, that the Freesoilers have carried every
questionable Senator in the North. Such are
some of the views of the alarmist school.
Now, if we understand the Advertiser aright,
these views are erroneous, or the facts on which
they are based very insignificant; and he places
his statements, that the South is in a blissful
state of satisfaction, on two grounds-1st. The
" sentinel men of our section were never so well
rorearmed as now ;" and, 2d. " The States-of the
South were never so completely united."
Possibly we may,not understand whom the
Advertiser means by "the sitinl menof'ni
section." Once we would have classed him
with them, foremost and staunchest in vindica
ting the rights, and protecting the safety and
bonor of the Southern States. There was then
no congratulation about a paltry temporary suc
:ess in checking the march of our ruthless as
ailants ; no utopian and low-toned reliance on
Northern party,-utopian, inasmuch as the
ational Democracy has aided in putting upon
the South every burden and insult and dange
rous blow to our institutions, under which we
have chafed-and low-toned, inasmuch as we are
told to lean upon others for safety or hope in
our wrongs and perils, when we Southern peo
ple can ourselves work out our redemption and
ecurity without intrinsic Northern assistance
sought in tame acquiescence; no apologetic si
lence or self-complacent patience with proceed
ings in our Territories which must in their con
equences, if successful, reach with disastrous in
fluence every home in the South. Once these
things were not. Such was the sentinel man in
South Carolina not long since, is this the sen
tinel man now ? and if~ so, where is our cotem
The Advertiser's sentinel man is " forearmed."
his is the single feature given .us by which he
s to be known. And he is " forearmed"-with
what ? Is it only with National Conventions
mid their platlcorms, and a National Democracy
illinity ? Are these the weapons with which
to accomplish the deliverance of the South? Is
it with hopes of Northern help, or Northern
rorbearance, or Northern associations ? Is this
the defensive armor with which he is clothed ?
If so, no wonder every man who even dreams
af Southern rights, is, in the apprehension of
the so-called sentinel man, an alarmist. A sen
tinel-but he mistakes his commander. ie is
sentinel-not of the South-but of the North
ern Nation~al Union Democracy, whose success
tiow lies in the ruin of Southern rights in
But "the Southern States were never so
coapletely united ?" And "lunited"-in ichat ?
[n abandoning or supporting the rights of the
South? If the former, then have not ":the
alarmist" cause for desponding and pointing out
rangers with voice of warning ? Does not, in
that case, " an apathy the most deplorable spread
itself like.a pall over the spirit of the South ?"
But if the South is united for the defence and
protection of the rights of the South, show us
the proof. We long to see it, and will join the
Advertiser, with all our feeble power, to effect
the end. The present union of the South is
theoretic in -her supprt-it is in practice an
abandonment of her rights. Let our cotempo
rary call for " an union of the South for the sake
f the South," as a Governor of Virginia has
eloquently said. Every brave spirit in the South
who understands and appreciates her position,
will obey the summons. But if the union of
which it speaks is " a disunion of the South for
the sake -of the North,"-:-an union only with
some time-serving, treacherous, national party,
and for other objects than the preservation of
the South, it fully justifies all the fore-bodings
of "the alarmists." These anxieties-these
arnings-these entreaties, are but the words
f truth and soberness-the beatings of the
rightfully and wisely indignant heart of the
From the Chark ston Mercury.
TRE EDGEFIELD ADVERTISER,
"Still it is perteveringly intimated that we are
upon the verge of a vortex, in which we may soon
be swallowed up with all that we hold dear ; and
the plince among nations which knew us once, is to
know us no more forever. What and where is this
vortex ? Is to be found in Black Republicanism ?
The South knows that enemy well, and, with that
knowledge, feels secure of her ability to vanquish
its endeavors for evil. Is it to be found in 'the
powers that be ?' They are all for us. Is it in
Southern dissensions ? We were never more united.
Is it in Southern concession? The-South stands
firm upon thme Georgia platform of 1852. Is it in
Congresional oppression? We have gained the
repeal of the Mlissouri Compromise, a more explicit
recognition of our rights as to fugitive slaves, soma
lessening of the burden of tariff exactions-and we
may without infatuation.expect yet greater justice
in the future. Or is lain the crushing pressure of
an outside eivilization ? Let it auffice to say that our
labor clothes the world. Where, then, we ak
ain, and what, is this vortex?"
The Advertiser says tht flib -'
the Black Republicans " well, and with thaw"
knowledge feels secure of her ability biangds1Mw
its endeavors for evil." These words -seedVto"
imply that the Black Republicans or Abolionu.at
ists now do us no evil, and are- endeavo rng4't
do us no evil; but that. when they- doahAe.
such endeavors, the South, 4feels.aecuroepf-1he
ability to vanquish them;'" hence. all .agitatignar
upcn the subject is superfluous folly-..:,- -
Now, unless we greatly mistake thotqju state
of things, the Abolitionists of the Noib arnot.
only daily making endeavors for p bt
doing.usevil--.aid gret evil. IZ ,,
have made our position one o 'p'ov ,gg
dationin the Union, and who me ,ende
oring to make. .worse... That posin now
one of infei-oity-inferi'oriy of pwer o In
feriority in dignity. That eqchlty 'ot pow'e .
which we once held in the Senate ofrht nitd.
States is gone. That equality in liinitylEnb
respectability in the Union-the last which a P
self-respecting iMd lypE wilevsf-F
mit to have wrested .from them-is also gone.
The great business of the Congress of the Uni
ted States for the last ten years, has consisted
of assaults on the institution of slavery-an
institution which.we once supposedwas a con
cern belonging exclusively to. the people,. of the
South. The South, whilst enduring these as.
saults, stands in the inferior position-efethe-sr
sailed and defensive. - - - - -
The- Abolitionists are doing-us evil, in tbe*'
general estimation of the world, by itreldng'ItW'
moral coidemnation on thebasgef9 thodihWnt"
falsehoods. They are doing us eil, pieBV
ing our legitimate expansioiin the cotiffio
territory, whilst we pay for their ' to
the country. They are doing us i stiimy
lating our slaves to leave us, and mudring our
citizens, or the officers of the law, who attempt
their legal arrest. They are doing us evil, by.,
exciting insurrections amongst. our slaves,,s,.4
was distinctly proved in the late. insurrections .o
in Tennessee and Kentucky. They are now -
putting forth " endeavors for evil" against us-ia
Kansas-supported by trusted agents of the
National Democratic party-and not only in
Kansas, but.in portions of the South itself.
These are positive living evils, which the Adver
tiser seems to ignore. f these, in the opinion
of the Advertiser, justify neither indignation
nor cause for anxiety in the. South, we do not
wonder that it stigmatizes those who have quite
different sensibilities and perceptions as "ultras"
and " alarmists."
Our cotemporary says that " the South feels
secure of her ability to vanquish its endeavors
for the evil." We do not doubt thi' -ability,
but when will it be exercised.? The inhabitants
of Pompeii had the perfect ability to escape
from the burning lava of Mount Vesuvius. For
weeks and days the smoke and. flaies manifes
ted the approaching irruption.. Budid they
escape ? They asked, just.as:our cotemporary
now does, whele is the danger? where is the
vortex ? We point to the past alnivement,f.
Aboliti6n, and sy toour co",
is the vortex.-- 4thas.
portion of the and froni ~'
plenty has convert it into barbar wretch
edness and waste. With steady and unflinch
ing perseverance-it has seized the mind of the
Northern States, and has dragged us into its
resistless eddies. We are on the breast of the
current and we are sweeping on, inert and idle.
The North is fully organized against us. Our
institution of slavery is the.grand controlling'
element of all politics in that section. And the
subversion of the South in this vortex of Aboli
tion is the leading idea of the Northern mind.
Does not the Advertiser believe-does it not
know, that if left to its unmistakable designs
its fierce and ruthless policy-the South must go
down into its remorseless gorge? And yet it
asks, with an air of noble innocence, where is
the vortex? "Simple shepherd, tell me where."
Next to our ability to vanquish endeavors for
evil, our cotemporary, in the extract we have
made, ask: " Is the vortex to be found in the
powers that be ? They are all for us."
By the, powers that be, our cotemporar'y
doubtless means the "National" Democratic
Administration at Washington. Are they aU
for us, as the Advertiser asserts ? It is notaso
certain. If what Governor Walker asserts is
truth-which we are loth to believe-they are
all against us, in the one great matter in which .
the South is momentously concerned-in the
one great matter that elevated them to power
by Southern hearts and Southern hands. Be
fore we are satisfied that the powersathat be are
all for us, we must wait for the response of 'the
Government to the Democratic party of Geor
gia, demanding that Governor Walker shall be
recalled from the Governorship of Kansas. If
he is left to carry out his policy in Kansa-ad
he has been already left too -.long-whether
Kansas still be lost to the South. or not, then,
we say, the powers thatbe are against the South;
and, however earnestly we labored topac the
Administration in power, we are done with it
forever. For it will give to the world one of
the most flagrant instances of base political
treachery and disgusting ingratitude, fr selfish
proses, that the annl of politica history
But let us, for a moment, put away distrust,
and suppose, as the Advertiser asserts, that the
Administration is with us. This, to be sure,
will not help to make " the vortex," but can it
arrest it? Can the Abolition spirit of the
North be put down by any administration of
the Federal Government ? If it could, it never
would have existed ; for every Administration,
from the foundation of the Government to this
day, has been actively opposed to it. Yet it has.
grown, until at the last Presidential eleection,
nothing but a division amongst the opponents:
of slavery prevented their seizing the power of
the whole Government. Is there ainything in.
an Administration thus holding power, to justi
fy a reliance on its ability to protect us, or -a
state -of contentment and inactivity in the
South ? We cannot see why our cotemporary .
refers to the present condition of things, except
ing that we are very apt to value extravagantly
what we have justhbeen in great danger of lo-.
sing. When before Fort Moultrie Sir Peter
Parker had only his silk pantaloons shot off.
with a cannon ball; no doubt he patted the
grazed part with feelings of unwonted self-con
gratulation. So it is now with our esteemed -
As AxERICAN IN LoXo.--The NorthAmeri
an Review tells the fell owing good story: A .A
countryman of ours, of somewhat rude.appeare
ance, walking in* the Strand, early in May, saw
his favorite dish of Strawberries and cre-am blush.
ing at hin' from the counter of a restaurant.0
Entering, he carelessly called for a bowl,-torthe
marked surprise of several persons preet, who
knew the extravagance of the luxury, and right
ly presumed the American was ignorant at what
cost he was putting himself. He had not finished .
his repast before the curious looks of the company
suggested his mistake, and aroused all his latent
p ride. "What is topay ?"inquiredhe, as helaid
down the dish, not without a lowening aide-look
at the wiseaeres who waited for his chepl11f
aspect when victualler's reply shotuld -~lo
his waiting ear. " A guinea, sir." Tossing dw
the coin from a net overfull purse, and bridling
up with an air of assumed indifference, "PIl take
another I" a the Amerian's only rejinder.