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An old maid of our acquaintance, just sixty
threc years old, has of late come to the coiclusion
that she will never marry, and sends us the follow
ing lines with an endorscmcnt-" thcnis my sen
timents." Go it, old lady, we admire your spirit.
I mean to live a single life,
And live so till I die;
I'll never be a husband's wife
I'll tell the reason why:
The men are a deceitful set,
They'll talk as fair as day;
But when they've caught you in their net,
They'll turn another way.
0 horrid! horrid! only think,
White wives are cooking victuals,
To see a carcass filled with drink
The floor with 'bacco spitt!cs!
Then how disgusting is the noise
Of fretful husband bawling:
How little peace a wi: enjoys,
With lots of children squalling.
0 no: Ill never married be,
While stars are in the sky:
A single *ife's the life for me
A maid I'll live and die.
Home's not merely four square walls,
Thounh with pictures hung and gilded;
Home is where atfection calls,
Filled with shrines the heart bath builded.
Home!-go watch the faithful dove,
Sailing beneath the heaven above us
Home is where thei e's one to love
Hume is where there's one to love us.
Home's not merely roof and room,
It needs something to endear it
Home is where the heart can bloom,
Where there's some kind lip to cheer it.
What is home with none to meet,
None to welcome, none to greet us ?
Home is sweet, and only sweet,
Where there's one we love to meet us!
BY wILLIA.I 0. EATON.
FRESu converts are ever the most zealous,
and this truth was exemplified in the interior
of the Russian empire when the doctrines of
the Greek Catholic church were first introduced
among the semi-barbarous inhabitants of those
benighted regions; the people looking upotn the
priests as messengers from Heaven, and obeying
them ahnost as punctiliously as if the Deity
himself commanded them.
In the little town of Klava, thissuperstitious
reverence was carried to extremes, and it was
for a long time common for the people to repair
to the neat but humble cottage of Klanderi,
the priest, at sunrise and at sunset, and kneel
and worship by hundreds, before. the rudely
fashioned and gigantic crucifix fixed in the
greensward before his door.
Klanderi was past lifty years of age and had
a commanding and benevolent aspect, though
the deep lines in his face showed that either
sorrow or care had gathered great harvests in
his soul. His goodness of character, his mild
injunctions, his simple life, and his solicitude
for their welfaire, endeared himn to the rude
peasantry, and they reverenced the very ground
upon which he walked.
One morning, as he threw open his window,
he noticed an unusual commotion amnong the
villagers, who, instead of devoutly kneeling
where they were wont, were hurrying, with widd
gestures and words of alarm, towards the edge
of the forest, which rearedl its dark outlines at
the distance of half a mile, over the undulating
" What has happened ?" was the question of
-one villager to another.
"HIaste and see !" was the reply. " An old
man, a stranger has bceen murdered in our midst.
An ill omen fhr us all. For has not Klanderi
told us that the sirints have said that the (lay
when a murder should be conmuitted in Klava,
would bring a curse upon us all--and doubly
great if the slain should be a stranger ?"
" Woe for us, then!" cried the hearers.
" Some one of us has done the deed of Cain to.
his brother, and moreover violated the sacred
law of hospitality. What wvill Klanderi say?
Sorely will it grieve the heart of that good and
With lamentations like these they repaired
to the .,pot, at the skirt of the forest, where the
murdered strnoger lay in a pool of his own
Lold liis gyuellty. lace was turned towards
heavein, a::d his eye-, wvide open, wer'e glisten
irng in the red ligiht oi' the early sunJ. 111s livid
lips we te slightly par~tedl. and between themi as$
also in his clench~ed hianid, rmiainedl tults 01
grass which hie had evidiently torn upl and bit ten
ini the agonies of death. 'Ile wa, a gray haired
man. A etamff lay' lby iis .side, and his habili
mnents, muich wor~n and dus$ty, seeimed to indi
eate that he had travelled from afair.
"A pooJr wayfarer', gray with yer, ni mr
dered tor' what tic.lle of' nmney be might have
poe ue was the generous thou"ght of* tie
'oimpissiouate thronig who stood aroid the
-No good will come of this to u~s ! but whio,
who is tne assasin ?" was th~e next i:.uiry. in
an indignant tone, which boded no good1 to the
*oilfender, if caught ; fhr the prediction of Klan
deri was renmemobered withI con-ternationm nowu,
and the impending calamity mnade the miurder
of the strainger a circumnatance of piersona;l in
tere., to all.
"We will seek him oult, andl slay lhin at once.
wh ever 'e nmay be !" was the samvage resolve
of thei ~ j~rtity, their semi-barblar'u 'ssin
beiing arl~e at the t hiought of the unmknown
tronble wih the venigeante ofI I Liven was to
inflhict ul1:0n 1 hemi. A-.\aN ! that we .h uld have
a man .,i bad among uis, ais thus to exmte the
wrathI of the Ahlniguty, anxd we not to have
k.nown it in time."
Men, women andu chiilren niow .et upl a serieS
of hiowls which echoed farn ar'ouiid, anmd startled
the wild birds fromi their nests ; ai, soaring in
c ircles above their hieads, they sereauned to view
tihe fanatical peasants brandishing sticks and
stones, with furious gesticulations, though vet
uncertain what to do, or wihere to look for a
victium to appease the Divine wrath as well as
Suddenly so:nec one cried out:
" Pe%ky, the idliot !'
"W'here, and what of him ?" asked the
"Did we nxot see him yesterday. walking
with the straner 7"
"Yes, yes" cried several.
"And is he not a thief as well as a fool?
What more likely than that he killed the old
"Most true! Let us seek him. The fool
Acting upon this blind and savage conclusion,
with wild hootings the fierce crowd ran into
the forest, where stood a sort of lint, which had
been fashioned by the hands of Pesky himself,
of branches torn by the storms from the trees,
and placed across a deep opening in a rock. It
was a gloomy den for the dwelling of a human
being, but the idiot's cunning had made it im
pervious to the weather, and to him it was a
Though his unpleasant tricks and grimaces,
petty thefts and .oietinies ferocious temper
made him an aversion to the people of KLiava,
he obtained suflicient trilling employments from
them to gain him apparel and subsistence, and
his little delinquencies were generally overlook
ed ; but now, the uncoininii atrocity of murder
had been perpetrated, and the peasants sought
him, with no merciful spirit. hte
" This is the den of the dog !" they shouted,
surrounding it. " Enter, some, and seize him."
Several entered the place, dimly illumined by
a fir torch, but it appeared to be empty and
they issued forth dis.appointed, when the sudden
barking of a dog was beard within, and the low
voice of a man, bdding him down and be quiet.
"lie is there-that is his voice !'' Re-enter
ing instantly they found the object (f their
search, nestled high up in a fissure of the rock,
and half-coverei with dead leaves-the head of
his dog, with glittering eyes, peering out by his
" Mercy, mercy! I didn't kill him !" exclain
ed the terrified Pesky, coming down at their
bidding and passively submitting to their rough
clutch as they bore him forth from his sylvan
Wretch !" exclaimed his captors, with a tor
rent of iriprecations. as they dragged the shrink
ing wretch to the spot where the corpse of the
old man still lay ; "how else did you know
that ho had been blain? Answer quickly, for
your own time on earth is short!"
"I saw him dead before the moon waned,"
said Pesky, his trembling, emaciated frame and
cadaverous countenance looking the very picture
of guilty horror. " Then . ran to the woods
" For fear of what, villain?" said his captors,
now loathing his uncouth appearance more than
ever, and shaking rudely, while he stared ap
palled at the boly before him, and his faithful
(log looked piteeu.sly up and whined iu syipa
"For fear-for fear that-you would kill me,
"Had yon beci inmtcent, fool, you would
have felt no fear. You kniow-confess it! that
you killed him to rob him."
"0, no, no:" faltered Pesky. "I know I
have thieved before; but little things, only lit
tle things; and only from children or women
creatures ; and not much, not much! But I
never stole from a man."
" If you didn't, it was bocauso you had sense
enough to know that a man would knock your
brains out, if you had any-miserable! And
now what have you done'? Look! murdered
the helpless old man."
The speaker seized the wrist of the idiot and
pointed the hand towards the body.
" What's this !" he suddenly asked, noticing
upon the exteided hand of Pesky, a silver ring,
ornamnted with a cross. "Where did you
et that, thief!"
"I He gave it to me. It's mine, it's mine !
Ile gave it to me, don't take it !" screamed Pes
ky, struggling inctiectunlly to retain the ring
which was taken from his tinger. "le gave it
to ine for some crusts of bread and told me to
worship it--and I did, it is so pretty."
" Liar !'' shouted the exasperated mob, at this
evidence of guilt and hypocrisy. I You h-ve
not wit enou'gh to conceal your crimie. This
proves you to be guilty. A rope-a rope! Let-s
drag him to be shurived and then we'll stone
hinm to death."
A rope was brought and noosed about his
neck whbile he plead for life, upon his knees, the
big tears coursing down his haggard face, and
his gaunt doi, true to him in his dire emtergen
-" O, let mec have life, it isn't much, but let
me have it. It will do no hurt to you.")
"It hais done, already, miscreant !"
"But I didn't kill him. And if I did, he is
one, now, and killing mec will not bring hiim
back. And then he wvas an old uman, and not
much life in him. IIe would have died soonl.
, let ime live. If not for me, lfor may poor dog,
Dokv. Who will take care of Doaky wvhen I
am d'ead? No one to give him a bone!"
And yearning towards his dog, which was
the only thing on earth that loved him, Pesky,
though the rope was round his own niek, cluing
to that of his dog, amnd fondly bowed his head
" le will want no more bones ! ie shall
wryour sheep and cattle~ no imore. You shatll
die together !" was the harsh retort ; ".fori have
yu not, worthless, broughit the cir.,e upon us?
Thou immore liend~ than ihol ! The saints will
nmake us pay the penialty of your. sin."
But with whlat eloquence his shatm tered brain
was master of, the" idiot, wth lapd an,
stiii imiplored 'fur Jle. vt lse ad
BuDt it~is bright to live, 0, let mec ! Pleas
m:t 1i. wamlk in the ihrest, :mid sleep byx thle
str~ais.and feed the birds with berries. Let
ime. let ine ! I will never comejg from thle w~ ods
ug in to phzigume you. You siIl niever. see mme
more. G.ive me the beautiful ring nsow, nedl
let me go-aand miy dog. Dor. We will hide
, far aumoiig the woodsl. mid never fear the
wmave.s; and live on the things thamt grow in the
ground;' andi he hauipy withi the on anmd the
loudi., and the trees-merrry, miercy !'
I Ie hadl started to is fcet, while lie invoked
their elemeney. an;d hiadi so moved the'm lby his
fervir that foir a few imoments theyr let .o the
ope by which they hel him ; and with th.e
l.t words lhe sitidenily houmled firom their
udd.,lt, under thle impulse oh a moimentaiy hop
to e. cape. and D~oAsy gave a joyful baruk-biut
he was imedia~tely re-caputuredl. and a< lie felt
the mope once iniore tightly pu!!ed, lie fell finit
i:g withm despair, lby the side of the murdered
"Piy- lbe should (lie withiout being shrnieved,
even though he is a wit les. !' sail some. " Let
u awat the 'priest's. To Kland~eri's we will
~awa ad !ai.l down in front of the cot tage of
" You arc the ju-t manm ! ave me !"was the
piercing cry of the prnisoner, as darting friom t he
litter, thle hialter still about his bony neck, lie
fell at the feet of the adhvanmcing form of the
" What is it you would do with him. mv
children ?'.' inquired K landeri, looking comipas
sionately upon the wretchu who clung to his
garmets aiid was ki..-ing~ his feet.
SWe would haive you zhivey hinm, holy father.
and theni -tonie himt to death fori the imurdler of
this stranger," waLs thme reverertial reply, and
the people pointed to the corpse.
Klanderi, to the astonishment of all, stooping
and raising the idiot from the ground and cast
ing off the rope.
Pesky opened his eyes with a wild stare of
amazement. Life had been given to him. - He
looked at Klanderi for a moment, as if he was
a god, and then, with a cry of " The just man!
The just man !" he rushed towards the forest
with the speed of light, followed by his dog.
It was now that the thron- for the first time
remarked an unusual pallor on the features of
their revered instructor; and wondering at
what they had seen and heard, they were con
fident that some strange revelation was about
to be imade, and listened breathlesslv.
"My children," said Klanderi, in an itgitated
voice, "I have told you, long ere this, that were
a murder committed in Klava, b/ one of you, the
saints would avenge it upon you, and happily
for your peace, I have just prevented the com
mislion of such a crime. See to it, in the ft
tutre, that your hands be kept stainless, when
tile lips of Klanderi can speak no more. But a
man has been slain among you, though you did
it not, and your just nearts revolt at the bloody
mystery. De not appalled, 0 my children,
whiom I have so loved to teach the way to virtue
and eternal li'e, when I tell you that the hands
I now raise for the last time in benediction over
you, were reddened this morning with murder!
This man was my brother, and I slew him !"
A murmur of astonishment and horror was
heard throughout the crowd, and Klanderi, now
standing close to the body of the dead, con
"Listen, people of Klava! who have deemed
me incapable of sin, and then do with me as
you will. The gory clay before you was my
brother, Asaldof. Birth, fortune and superiori
ty to me in years were his, and under the favor
of the Czar he was made a judge, and deemed
an ornament of the magistracy. We were chil
dren of the same mother, by.different husbands,
else, though nature commits wild freaks in formi
ing her characters in a family, we could never
have been so widely dillrent in our dispositions,
Ile was harsh, cruel and unbending,-and worse
than that. I was married. A beauteous wife
as ever put the rose and the lily to shame by
her cheeks, or the sunny heaven by the glory
of her eyes, was mine. We parted for a time,
I on a distant journey. Nearly a year elapsed.
With rapture I hailed the hour when I could
return, and the return was swift-but what (lid
I find ? My house empty and desolate! The
grave of my wife! And the story of her death
was coupled with a narrative of wrong suffered
at his foul hands, which made my blood curdle
in my heart. lie had brought her to shame.
perforce, and then ordered Ler to banishient,
to escape the daily rebuke of her heart-broken
aspect, as she traversed the town, a maniac.
She had died on our threshold, while in the act
of departing, and the popular fury I ad coin
pelled hint to flight. Upon her grave 1 knelt
and registered an oath in heaven, that no new
love, no lapse (f time, sickness nor cares, nor
his most abject penitence, should interpoe a
barrier between my avenging steel and his pol
luted heart, wheneve: I should find him. With I
this mental reservation, I took holy orders. -In
time I caine here, weary of looking for-shall I
call him so-my brother! Yesterday I saw
him in Klava! Ile was parleying with the
idiot, and spoke devoutly to hin and handed
him a crosl. ie knew me not, but I knew him,
through the disguise which twenty years of I
an uish seemed to have ploughed in hi- features
-now cold in death before me. I knew the
destroyer, and "Not now, not now!" I said,
as I felt my hand creeping towards my weapon.
Ile walked to the fool's hut, reposed there, came
forth while the mnoon was up, and stepped upon
the sward alone. The bright sphere smiled on
the offered sacrifice. While yet he turned his I
haggard face to hers, 1 smote him to the heart,
and in his expiring throes announced the ven
geance of Ins brother.
-Thauks!' said he, faintly, 'for now my
spirit tmay rest in peace.' "
And so :hall her., henceforthi cried I,
thoumh a1e1naed bV the knife of a fratricide. "
" \fah stwiing t'yes, lie died, as though shec
were there in that piarting hour to fill his soul
wvith ho.rror. Enugh ! I have confessed. What
av. ye to the (Ieed ?"
Il11 expectation to be seized was dlisappointed.
None advanced. Sorrow and surpi ise were on
all faces, and all eyes wvere downcasat.
"A dieu forcver !" said Klanderi, waving his
hard sadly, and dleparting dlowly for the forest,
in whose mnazes his form wa~s soon lo:;t.
The corpse was borne away and the throng
separated, wonderin' amnd grieving.
Khmnderi was seen no imore in life. The idiot,
Pesky, howvever, was ihr several day.s af'terwvards
observed loitering in the villamge, and it was be
lieved that he bore food to the absent priest in
some secret place-but none sought him out.
One morning, howvever, at sunrise, a strange
group were seen beside the crucifix, wvhich still
stood1 before the late abode of'.Klanideri.
The priest was found kneeling there, his arms
enclasping and his dead col lips kissing it,
whie on either side of him were P'erky, mourn
iig bitterly for his preserver, and his hialf-statrv
I' he inst man died of col!" muttered the
idiot, in tnes of self-reproachi. "1l did not go
to him lfor the three days, it was so e' Id-anid
so he .tar'ved and peri'Iied. 0, kil.1 moe not for
t.!" hc cried.
TIhe poor1 fool wats remioved byh the peole,
who prepanred fur the decent buiaLI of Klanideri,
amid one amoniiig themi -aid:
SIt was not, thle condition of the body, but
the .,orrowing .,oul that k iled himi. 31 y the
sacredl saints who kniew hii s itue ain. witne's
ed all hsis anmguishi, initercee wiith Gsod for hiimi
andi' lead themz ini aitnmien t"
And to they burisd tiieir priest, for yearis
prinig for his fo~rgivenmess while thiey profited
by his teachings.
-in .1, ;c. ig' o.- Siir-ru ('Auzouni,.-In tlie
Crusad:r, a tempeI rani m ' Ol.grzine'.. pubIlis~ifed in
C ~iniai, tjni', 1''r An..ciiuis w l the mioon
ing jus iia n eil imeriited1 oiimciien to the Ju-1
C.eiii'.1-: ie of Soth ,ao f'Siina:r~ii~hii
r'eenitlI deli-:ere'd, in Cot nnhiau, two aid'dresses
on ife'Law in d f'anii' hwelces of' that .Siate,
froni their beinnmiinig I. let.!s il eacht . ,indge
Land ChaincellI r ""ep o-te ly,uiind gves is beiugria
-,p aind sketches hi s p een liaities. Tlhe'se ad
n'I.es s hounld be presierved~s ini the arivei~is of
th .ic .. as.. they w ill hie of' inestinale~ valnie to
the ii ourie his tiaon. No man hiymig is so wel
abIc to ''iii th... e del ietons as the veneriable
i'ea .\hhoughfiiil wei aire iiot j.:rsoinally inaer
ct-c', " e haivi reia them w'~ih pr'ofounid interest.
'iitat in lhe L':,ion has hiaet an abir Court,
from jth ei n 'ininig of' the U epublic, thatn Southi
liiu' Patss-os S. BiUors."-Thie South
Caoina RI. i1. Co., have recently addued a very
iin pa'isenger Enigiine to their alr'eady large stock
of uine~iiry, which is namied in hionor of' the
mnited h rooks. TIhis E~nginie which is ofi beau
tit worknmaiishi p, is frioii the establishunent oh'
the M1essrs. Norris, Phiiladelphiat, and fias been
la'ed under the chiairge of' .\r. TI. Biiahiy. a
imoist coimpeteint Enigiineer. It i. enibell ishied w'ithm
ext.llnit likenesses of Juidge Butler iiid our
late repr'esentative, Mr. Birookst.
CURRT ITEMS FROM AW.Lj.UAlRTERS.
FACT, FUN AND FAN. .
E Tom Thumb has a rival-:named Major
Littlefinfier in Boston. IIe is epresented as
six years old, and weigbs onlWe lve pounds.
Advertising is the oil wise trades
men put into their lamps, and foolish ones
neglect to use.
Z2 Never be dependent. !at your crust
honestly earned. Look the world in the face;
smile at its frowns and laugh a its malice. Use
energy. Strive and still tri , and if all is
lost, strive again. Never say die
Zr In various counties of !igland "Pro
tective Societies" have been formed of persons
who pledge themselves nt to purchase a thim
bleful of sugar until it has declined four cents
W The Sherif' of Polk coquty N. C. was
murdered last week, while attemping to levy an
execution upon some property.
Z Rev. J. P. Boyce, of Greenville, South
Carolina, has been elected President of Mercer
E: A correspondent of the Carolina Times
proposes the Ion. Daniel Wallac, of Union,
for the next Governor of the Stati.'.
jV Letters from Leconpti. say that five
of Capt. Caldwell's, four of Capt.TIerifs, and
the whole of Col. Manner's suir'eying party,
have been murdered by the Cheyennes.
37 A little girl, on hearing her mother
say that she intended to go to a ball, and have
her dress trimmed with bugles', innocently
inquired if the bugles would all blow
when she danced. "Oh, no," said the mother,
" your father will do all that when he discovers
I have bought them."
2 An English paper gives' an account of
a tea party of sixty old women, who were the
mothers of eight hundred and sixty-nine chil
dren ! They must have had sombthing to talk
about at that tea party, we should think.
E The man who always' "'drives a good
bargain," has lately procured a ndw whip.
ES Why are potatoes and torn like cer
tain sinners of old? Because, having eyes they
see not, and having ears they hear not.
' A popular writer, speaking of the pro
posed oceanic telegraph, wonders whether the
news transmitted through salt water would be
EG- Mr. Robert Epps of Williamsburg, the
Star says, has raised a pumpkin :wvhich weighs
one hundred and twenty-five pounds. It was
the product of seeds obtained from the Patent
gig "I say, Paddy, where did you raise
that loafer-like hat-must have belonged to
some scamp ?" " Och, an' ii's there ye are;
troth an' you're right, yer honor-it's an old
un ur yours that missus gave; me yesterday
when yer honor were toNton." Nuf ced.
The qucrist stole aiiiy like a;n use jft escap
cd from thestalons of a cat.
ry The dearer oats become the more horses
are licked. Dobbs says a shilling rawhide will
give as much power to his grey mare as twenty
live cents worth of corn. Dubbs-is becoming a
Be An honest Iibernian, in recommending
cow, said she would give milk year after year,
without having calves ; " becaumw," said he, " It
runs in the brade; for she came of a cow that
never had a calf."
Er The 8 partaln mentions a bunch of six
ty-two stalks of Mogul wheat which contains
iout 4000 grains---the productyf a single grain.
It was grown on the land of Mr. W. C. Miller,
Ma The Atlanta Examisur. of the 7th inst.,
ays: "On Tuesday last, one hundred and
wenty freight cars passed over the State road,
from Chat tanooga to Atlainta, headed with wheat.
Te receipts for this freight, by the State roadh,
n that day. amounted to S ,500."
g:"Stranger to a little boy-" Well, my
ttle son, ain't you lost ?" Little boy, stepi
ng back and eycing the stranger--" Look here,
ni.ter. don't be so tinniliar, if you p~leaise, I anm
not unprotected," laying his hand on a revolver ;
you tuust remember I am a gentleman.'"
_.__ An infant son of Dr. Uniley, of Rockville,
Con., (during the doctor's absence from home.
rept into a room where morphine had been
spilt on the carpet, and ate enough of the pow
der to produce death.
cN' To MI.u: Lua:aP ]thf:a.-Take a barrel,
[ll it with rain ,cater, put in one par of old
bok, a head ,eg' last fall's cabdme, two shwrt sucers,
a prig ef worm,rood, and a little yeast.
Let it work,
And when clear,
You'll have excellent
yr An Indian Chief being asked his opinion
of a cask ol .\ladeira wine, presen~tted to hun by~ an
allier, saiid he. thou-iht the juice ex:racted front
toe's ortonges andl lioun's hecaris ;for when lie
drank a botile of it, lhe could talk forever, and
light the' dev.il.
MW' .\ : Elephlant1 once neanrly killed an Irish
nimm ir anI insult olfered to his trunk. "The act
was rash ini the extreme ; but it was impiossi
le." the liiernian said, "' to resist a nose you
old pull with both haniids."
hy"Iow old aire you, Bridt'et ?T' said a gen.
teomn to his servaunt girl. " About fiity, sir,"
:pliedl ]rbiget.' Yon are miistauken, Bridget,
o are~ lnot .a.Ceri twtv' " Yes~' sitr, this is it.
'm about t wett or lift',tmewhmere along there.''
T[his aimver iicaittesabout the sanme degree of
intellirnce as that of an old gra-hteaded negro
in South Carolina " low.' old arc you, Pete T'
said a genitlema~n to himt one day. " I dunna
31at ,J1fella berry old 'spect Ise about five or
Errni X pxeanm Ytn: r .-We have 1been shown
by our frieitd, William L. Goggini, Esq., sonie
stulks of whecat, thatt excel any'thiing of the kind
that we hiave: ever seen. The product of three
'trains of wheat was 2000 grains-aL yiel that,
e' maginte, has inever been excelled, if equalled.
Thei' prodnet of a sinigle graini, from which there
spug 27 stalks, was 10.O gratms, averaging '10
trais to each stidk. The several graims pro
the entire crop of Mr. Goggin ha~s not thtus been
prlitie in its yield. this circumistan.ce alonte tendls
t show the 'eapa'eity of Bedford land for the
prouctiotn of grain. What couinty in thte State,
or Lnin can beat this ?-Bedtbrd Sentinel.
A prisonier int jail lately sent to his creditors
"he followintg proposal, wh'ich lie believed would
he for their umutual beinefit : "1I have beeni thinik
iig that it is very batd for tie to lie here and( put
you to expense. MIy being so chargeable to you
has given ine grate uneasmiess. I kntow .niot
what I mayt cost you in the end -.therefore, w.htat
I wold say is this : You let tie out of p~rison,
and insteadl of iine shillings you shall allow me
seven shillings a week, ami the other two shil
u. ga mewnlsth delr1t1'
C OM N UN I C A TI ON S.
For the Advertiser.
REVISION MOVE3ENT-REVISIONISTS-" MAIN
MR. EDITOR:-Our object in writing these
articles, was not so much to consider whether
there were errors in the common version of the
Bible, or whether it was expedient to have
them corrected, but to enquire if these modern
revisionists are suitable persons for this work.
We have seen that a studied effort to mislead
the public in reference to the "main design"
has characterized their movements, professing
to be Catholic in their feelings and object, and
yet secretly engaged in preparing a version of
the Scriptures on immersionist principles; in
veighing against the Bible on account of the
contradictions which they say it contains, while
marked and irreconcilable contradictions have
been pointed out among themselves; in fact,
Proteus like, they have changed their face and
form according to circumstances. Attention
has been called to the daring and presumptuous 1
manner in which many of them have spoken of I
the Bible, and of their union with infidels to '
destioy the veneration in which it is held; and I
yet these are the men, whom "E. L. W." says, I
are "superior to party considerations, who love
Christianity better than the Church, who res
pect the Bible more than the creed, and who
have resolved to have a translation of God's
word, free from any sectarian bias." Oh! "E.
L. W." how could you talk that way?
As the "main design" of this movement is to
have "immerse printed in the Bible," a brief
consideration of that matter will conclude these
numbera. We are confidently told that baptism
means to immerse. In this, according to " E.
L. W."all denominations, and allt.exicons agree.
This, we are prepared to prove is untrue, in
both cases. But, suppose that baptize does
mean to immerse, will it follow that Christian
baptism must necessarily be administered by
immersion ? By no means. The word baptize
is translated from the Greek, though there is
no wird in the Greek language that means
what baptism means in English. There was a
time when there was no such ordinance ais
Christian baptism,-the idea did not exist, and
of course there could be no word in any language
to mean that which did not exist.
Now when the idea of baptism as we now
understand it in a Christian sense, first came
bout, in speaking of it, they must use such a
word or words as they had which came nearest
to it.. Of coursethe wQrd, would now change
to conform itself to the new idea, or have a new
meaning, and be used in a new sense from what
it was before. It is absurd to suppose that the
word in the ecclesiastical sense in which it is
used by Christians to denote their ordinance,
means the smae it did before' it was used in an
ecclesiastical sense. We have another example
in the word "Church" which " E. L. W." says
of right, has no place in the Holy Scriptures."
What is the meaning of the word " Church ?"
We answer, "a company of Christian people
met to worship God, &c.," but lie says it means
no such thin,-it mcans merely a company or
ongregation met to deliberate on any subject.
Then, a Rail Road meeting is a Church, a Town
Council is a Church, &c. "We are bound to
admit," says Mr. Abbey, " that this is the only
neaning attached to the Greek word which we
translate Church, but contend, neveirtheless',
hat its nmeaning is changed very materially,
hen ap'plied to the use it now subserves. But
ve are told that the " word baptize is a word
f mode." This is a favorite argument with im
rersionists. Now will anyv one tell us how one
ord can describe the mode of doing a thing?
No word as a noun can fully describe a thing,
neither can a word a~s a ucrl describe the mo~de
f doing a thing. The word house means a
thing, but what sort of a house is nieant, a
buildinig, or a del berative body, as the horuse
of Representatives? or a mercantile house, as
the house A. 33. & Cu ? Just so in regard to
verbs, the word eat mueansto do a thing ; a bird
cats, a fish eats, an ox eats, a Frnchman eats,
but they cat in very different modes. E it also
means to corrode, to wear away, &c. This word
is as much a word of mode as any other, and
vet thme word does not tell you how the eating
is done. The word inuinerse itself, dhoes not
describe thme mode in which the act is done,
whether the thing is immersed in water, spirits,
the carcs of thme world, &c. Anud so it might be
argued of many other words. The new apphi
cation given to the:n, the mnew idea they are
made to represent, gives a new meaning, and of
couse, whien used in a new sense, they are no
lnger to be restricted to the old meaning.
This shows the folly, ini attempting to describe
Christian baptisnm, to go back to Greek litera
ture, to get at a correct manner of using it, by
searhing out thme imeaning of the Greek words
Iwhich we translate baptism. We submit this
deouraion" to " E. L. W."-he will find it
hlly elaborated in Abbey's " Baptismal Demon
strations-and to our non-secarian revisionists,
though with no expectation, that men who will
do, wiiat they have done, will, in any degree, be
Ibenefited by it.
The caus~e of immersion must be in great
danger, wheni it has to be sustained by a new
verion of the Bible with IMERSE, " printed
in it." Whatever other corrections may be
made, this is a " sige qua nonm." A Bible with
out immerse "printed in it," the revisionists
will not have, arnd one with immerse in it,
other denominaticns will not have; and to sup
pose that the time will ever come, when four
fifths of Christendom will exchange their Bible
to satisfy the intolerant bigotry of the others,
and that too, when no vital principle, but an
outward ceremony only is involved, argues an
approach to insanity.I
Thus, instead of the orthodox denominations,
becoming more united in these latter days, and
making a common cause against vice and error,
a precedent is being established to widen thme
distance hetwveen them, and which will admit
of no comproiise or reconciliatitm.
There is another objection to this movement,
which, of itself, in the estimation of unbiassed
and reflecting persons is fatal to its success: that
is, the profound secresy in which its translators
are enshrouded. The names of a few are known,
but of the majority we know nothing. We do
not know where they live,-whether they are
ministers or not,-with what institutions of
learning they are connected, or whether some
of them are members of any Church. Now,
have we not as good a right to know the men
who-are to interpret for us G6d's word, as we
have to know those who govern us, and make
our laws ? Should we not know the men whom
we are called to support, and whose work we
re expected to endorse? This secresy places
ur Baptist friends, who boast of the democracy
nd republicanism of their ecclesiastical matters,
in an awkard predicament. If the revisionists
id not believe that their course was open to
strong moral objections, such concealments
1vould not be resorted to. This secresy con
lemus them. But they do well to hide, for
they will never be able to restrain the indigna
Jion that will come down upon them with
Itremendous power" when the sophistry they
mave invented to jnislead the public in regard
;o their "main design" shall generally be known.
For the Advertiser.
A PLEASURE-SEEKING TOUR.
Ma. EDITOR:-There are some bright spots
n every one's life which are like the oases of
he African desert to the weary and jaded trav
fller; and the past few days have surely been
me to me-replete with amusement, happiness,
'rolic and fun.
Liberated from the monotonous routine of
lill wearying duties, always to be fohd within
he sphere of an humble pedagogue, I shook
;he dust of S-m off my feet for a few days.
:o roam about the country to see what is going
I first had the pleasure of spending a short
vhile with a kind family who always receive
ne with bright smiling faces, which betoken a
icarty welcome, and a we-are-so-glad-you-have
ome, so calculated to render any one easy,
omfortable and happy. 0! how happy a
ouple days were passed laughing, talking, read
ng, discoursing upon what we read, strolling
ut into the soft and balmy air, and listening to
he. sweet carolings of the innocent songsters of
he grove, rambling into parterres of freshly
>ooming, fragrant flowers, then returning to
omplete our happiness b. the heavenly music
f-the pianof and drinking ie weet and-angelic,
lear and love-inspiring voice of the musician.
hus the swift-winged time fled away, forming
, period in the annals of the past so pregnant
rith innocence and joyous gladsomeness that
re should not be ashamed to clip it from the
iook of time, and frame, glaze, and hang it up
r the inspection of the world ; and I do verily
melieve it would charm away the most obstinate
ae of 1 blues."
Every thing earthly must end, and so did
his-and I now called on my old friend C-1,
,nd his inestimable lady. Would to God that
had such a wife, and were happy as he! In
tead of warbling birds, sweet-scented flowers,
ud delicious music, I was soon introduced into
ich pastures of frisking lambs, bleating ewes.
t sleek horses, mules, and colts, plumpest pret
iest pigs; fields of green,' waving corn ; and
otton loaded with full-grown bolls, formns and
Ilooms, which seemed to say " we'll haul in the
!irmes this season to tl-e tune of fifteen cents
ir pound." Would to goodness our country
ere full of men of the industry and enterprise
if friendi C. ; men who turn their attention to
naking cribs of corn, and raising fine horses,
at hop,. and scores of fleecy sheep. But alas!
he present generation appear to have inherited
ir imbibed principles of hatred and aversion to
nanal labor and the honest farmers ; and, a
loctor's b)oxes, a lawyer's office, or a public
dilee of emolument or honor, is the height of
heir ambition ; and to arrive at which they~
egard the culminating point of all their glory.
here are others more grovelling, who forsake
he plow and the hoe, and, for the sake of a few
~altry dollars, rear institutions of vice-licensed
~rog-shops, earthly hells-and commence the
usiness of dealing out +.be baneful draught,
listributing drunkenness, profanity, sabbath
mreaking, gambling, cheating, lying, theiving,
overty, misery, death and destruction, and all
tme other grades and species of vice and imnmo
ality of which even the devils of the infernal
igions do blush to acknowledge themselves in
rentors. In short, if you were to pass one of
hese institutions Tou would imagine, from the
noise, that Vulcan with his cyclops was there
hammering thunderbolts for Jupiter ; and would
crtainly think, that hell had burst its belly,
and poured out its entrails amongst us, on ac
count of the hideous cursing, swearing, damning.
singing, scolding and bawlng, tearinig and fight
ing, boasting, lying, cheating, and unclean words,
looks, and gestures, which there abound.
Pick your clients, (lose and physic your pa
tients, serve the devil, but give me the happy
life of the lazborin'g farmer. Ihow palatable his
food, how sweet and invigorating his sleep !
On my return, I called on my dear friend
Frank, who showed me over his farm, which is
deciddly the best, both corn and cotton, but
especially the latter, I saw during my tour.
Cousin Frank (as I sometimes call him) is a
thrifty farmer ; and, ladies, a word with you if
you please-nowv don't tell every body-is a
yotfg bachelor, well prepared to take a boarder.
Major S--r is an energetic, go-ahead, good
practical and theoretical farmer-one who stu
dier, the nature and qualities of soils, and a con
stant improver of lands-and, if his whole crop
is as line, and promises as abundant a yield
as the portion I saw growing upon Terrapin
Creek, he need not feel ashamed to show it to
I saw nearly all the corn and cotton fields
between Red Bank, Edgefield, and Cross Hill in
Taen am1 I am drieirn to conlide therm
never was a better prospect for plentiful crops
than is now had.
Among the variety of interesting things Isaw
in my peregrinations, I had the pleasure of tak
ing a peep into -the -Gin and Thrasher. Shop
owned by Mr. T. E. CHAPMAN, in this;(Edge
field, District) aid examining the various speci
mens of Gins and Thrashers made by him. Mr.
C. is quite a mechanical genius in his way, and
his present mode of constructing Thrashers es
pecially, is a decided, improvement upon his old
plan. The Chapman Cotton-Gin and Thrasher
are extensively used throughout the State and
bids fair, in time-on account of their superior
excellence-to supercede all other make. Weal
thy and extensive planters in Newberry and
Laurens have given them a long and fair trial
and they express themselves highly pleased and
perfectly satisfied with their performance.
Well, you are tired and so am I, and I will
close, by hoping that if you should take a jaunt,
you may return as well satisfied as I was when
I got back into SODOM.
From the South Carolinian.
OUR NEXT UNITED STATES SENATOR--WHO
WILL HE BE ?
Messrs. Editors: If we are to judge from the .
number of persons put in nomination for this
distinguished position, it would seem there is no
dearth of eminent men in our State ; but there
are few, in my humble opinion, ~who have any
claims or pretensions to the office. I think it
adds but little to the dignity of the place to put
men in nomination, who cannot possibly be con
sidered candidates by any except a few warm
personal admirers, and I feel sure that had thoso
gentlemen themselves been consulted, they
would decline being placed in a position so un
suited to their merits or expectations.
But one alone, I believe, of all the young men
nominated has had the modesty to decline; when
he could, with more propriety than a dozen
others, have consented to run; but true genius,
it is said, isever modest, and we are glad to see
one prominent man at least unwilling to enter
into a scramble for an office which should neith
er be sought or declined ; so much intellect with
so much good sense combined in one person is
rare indeed in these fast times, but it will not
escape the observation of those who think ear
nestly. Now, several estimable gentlemen have
been nominated, who are hardly known beyond
the limits of their own districts! Some havo
been taken up and nominated before their time
-we know nothing of them; they are too young
to have experience, and have not'been long
enough in public life for us to judge what they
will make or even what they are. Some again
have been nominated, who, if they have any
antecedents either good or bad, or have evcr
distinguished themselves in the " court or camp,"
it has never yet been known. By urging the
claims of such .gentlemen, at such a time as
tbis,-illtendnotohy to raise imbitions ex;:
pectations which can never be gratified, but
will also estrange friends and embitter those
who are almost enemies already. It appears to
be the object of some persons to bring forward
men whose procont ocoura-- -" - -
totally at variance with a Senatorial life-a sort
of non-committal man, who has no enemies, be
cause never having done any thing either good
or bad, no one ever heard of. Such men are
good for nothing, for all great men have ene
mies. Such men only should be nominated for
this office who are known not only in our own
State, but whose reputation extends throughout
the South. We should not send men there to
build up a reputation for themselves, but to
sustain the reputation of our State. The pre
cedent established by the Baltimore Convention,
of throwing overboard the best and truest men
of the country and taking up second rate men,
is no one for us to follow; it was that which
kept Messrs. Clay, Webster and Calhoun out of
the Presidential Chair. But happily for the
country the last National Convention eschewed
the principle and took the man whose promni
nence could not be smothiered; and we should
(10 likewise, and discard all minor considerations,
and take the man whose position nd talents
will do honor to our State. PROPRIETY.
Lwu Asa DEArn i:; CAurxona.--" Bury me
twenty feet north of my cahin, and don't ina-c
no d '-d |}us abomt it neither !" were the last
words of'a poor fellow whose California life was
anything but romantic. Ensign Church, of Car-s
field, Ohio, killed himself by taking two ounces
and a half of laudanunm at Selby Flat, Nevada
county, June 19th. He was once an editor and
left some "copy" in the shape of manuscript, of
which the following only was legible. His po
liteneuss at the close is touching.
Henry-God dont lie. I told you if he did I
would be back bofore the sun went clown. For
the last four years I have known the day of my
disease, but my God, I never thought it would
come this way.
I hav-e not been down to see about that d- d
dog, for I knew when he bit me I was a goner.
[ have been to see the spread eagle, and you
arc right about it.
1 think I have some fifteen or sixteen dollars.
Bury me about twenty feet north of my cabin
out there, and don't make no d-d fuss about it
All of you boys have seen how I have lived.
I wish yon could see how I die-without fear,
Yours with thme utmost respect,
A FAs-r Do.-Hlenry A. Ewers, of this town,
left on Friday for Astalan, Wis., whcre he has
purchased a farmi. lie owned a sumall dog,
which he gave to Henry Briggs before he left.
The (log fillowedl Mr. Ewers to the depot it, this
town, and uiponm the cars leaving, followed on
after, overtaking them at South Deerfield before
they left that station. The distauce run by the
dog was eight miles, and the time occupied
twenty-two minutes, or over twent-mdimes an
hour.~ Mr. Ewers concluded that such a faithful
friend was not to be partedl with lightly, and
took the dog into thme ears with himm for Wiscon
U~rAI.1.ELED BiWUDENCE !-Wbat impn
dece on the part of the oppo.<ition to talk about
Kansas being lost to thme South through the
efforts of Buchanan and Walker? Have they
not told us all along that Kansas was nut adapt.
d in soiI or ellmateb to slavery-tbat the South
could not estab~lish slavery there against the laws
of climate ? If then the South never could
possess Kansas, how have the President and the
Governor wrested it from us ? Can we lose that
which we never had and never could obtain'?
What impudence ! What a low estimate the
opposition place upon the intelligence of the
masses !-Montgomery Advertiser & Gazette.
Mrs. Hubbs always had a full house. Two
years ago she used to collect lobster backs, oys
ter shells, and steak bones, throw them iij front
of the door, and advertise for boarders. The
bait always took, and the old lady now indulges .
in a three-story domicil door pate, anad ease.
Land-ladies having a handkering after those lat
te things, will do well to make a note.