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THE CAVALRY PARADE AT LONGEED.
Jous V. Moon, Esq., Editor of the lrue
Carolinian, was present at the review of the 2nd
Regiment of Cavalry, at Longmires, on the 6th
inst., and says:
"On Thursday last we had the exalted privi
lege of participatingin the Cavalry Review which
came off at Longmire's, in Edgefield District.
As usual, the various evolutions were well per
formed by the Regiment, and the new Colonel
(Col. J. F. Burriss) gave evidence that he well
understood his duty. The Regiment is certainly
fortunate in the selection of its Colonels. Col.
Talbert, who has just resigned, had no superior
as a Cavalry officer, and Col. Barriss is a worthy
successor. ' We never visit either of the Regi
ments of Cavalry which constitute this Brigade
without feeling an inclination to discourse at
length upon the warmheartedness, sociality and
solierly bearing of those who compose them,
but our opinions have been so frequently ex
pressed that at this time we will forbear. Suffice
it to say, that our visit to Lon'gmire's, and our
intercourse with the gallant gentlemen who com
pose that Regiment, have served to strengthen
our former opinions, and that we left them with
regret. His Excellency Governor Allston was
present at the Review, and at the close made a
short speech to the Regiment. -e is a rather
bad equestrian. His review was made in a walk
from the time of leaving the color staff until he
set out upon his return thereto, when a part of
the distance was gone through in a slow canter.
There-is none of that dashing, daring horseman
ship displayed by him, which the cavalry so
muchliketospe. The Major Gcneral(Gen. Smith,)
was also in attendance, with four members of
his staff, all of whom were finely uniformed and
presented a fine appearance. The General deliv
ered a brief address after the Governor had closed.
Our new Brigadier. General, (Gen. Perrymnan,)
-with five members of his staff, were in attendance,
and in his turn the Brigadier made quite an ap
propriate little speech to the Regiment."
DEATH 01 TWO MEN IN ATEN.
A gentleman residing in Aiken, says the Au
gusta Constitutionalist, sent that paper the fol
EDITOR Co~sTITUTIoNALs-Dear Sir: Our
town was in a high state of excitement yester
day (Monday the 10th inst.) on account of the
election for sheriff of this (Barnwell) District.
3resarsastanliirg-Tammutton were the only can
didates, and ran about even here. The town
was fillied with men in every degree of intoxica
tion, and a number of broils was the natural
This excitement was painfully augmented this
morning, by the announcement of the violent
deaths, last night, of two poor creatures who
were much inebriated yesterday. The engineer
of the down train, last niht informed us when
he soppe atthe depot, thtat a few yards back
hhasena hat in the diteh. A search was
immediately instituted, and we found a man by
the name of Win. R. Randal, who liad fallen
head foremost down the embankment, a distance
of nearly twenty feet, and fractured his skull by
a collisiou with one of the cross-ties that projects
beyond the rail, Besides this, his death wound,
his head was gashed in five or six other places,
and his left leg and arm broken badly. A phy
sician was calfed, but life was extinct. He was
removed to a house, and then went on a search
througrh the ent, and found another man stretched
at fuI length, between the railsand parallel with
them. His name was John Taylor, and was
* from your State. It appears that in crossingthe
road to go home, he fell, and was so intoxicated
that he went to sleep immnediately. His face was
down, and the cow-catcher, in passing over,
crushed his skull badly. He was a young man
about nineteen years of age. We brought him
to the village, and this m~orning an inquest was
held over both. The verdict returned inthe first
case was: "'Death by falling into the cut on ac
count of negligence of the railroad company in
not having a bridge along the edge." In the
second case, "Death by being run over by the
No blame is attached to the managers of the
railroad compatny, as the accidents were caused
From the Washington Union, Aug. 6.
AFFEAY BETWEEN A SOUTHEBNER AND A
WAITER AT NIAGARA FALLS.
An affray occurred at Niagara Falls yesterday
morning, causing considerable excitement there.
The particulars of the case are stated .to us by
different parties substantially as follows: A gen
tleman from the South-Kentucky or Missouri
-with his wife and daughter, were stopping at
the International Hotel. On Tuesday they were
on the Canada side, and took a ferry skiff to re
After the ladies had taken seats in the skiff;
an impudent colored man took a seat between
them. The gentleman who accompanied these
ladies, the husband of one and father of the other,
er, requested the negro politely to leave the seat
that he might occupy it. The fellow refused to
change his seat, and gave abusive language in
return for politeniess. The white man ejected
the black oiie by force from the seat and choked
Yesterday morning the man and his wife came
to the breakfast table of the International later
than usual, and after 'nearly all the guests had
left the dining room. After taking his seat at
the table beside his wife, the negro with whom
he had the altercation in the skilf on t~e previ
ous day, came up to hinm and said, "you are the
man who choked me yesterdclay." The reply was,
" yes, and I ought to hatve thrown you into the
At this point the black fellow struck the man
on the head with a heavy tumbler. felling him
senseless to the floor. The wife of the gentle
man thus assaulted rose, and, with conmmendable
heroism, dealt th~e fellow a blow which restrained
him. Without an instant of delay, she ran up
stairs to the roomos she occupied, and finding the
door locked, her husband having' the key, she
burst the door open, seized a- revolver, and ran
to the dining-room. By this time the black wai
ters had passed their comnpanion out of the house
* and out of immediate danger. Tolerable quiet
was restored by the interference of the proprie
tors of tho house and friends.
.The negro who had caused the disturbance
ran to the river bank, intending to escape to
.Canada, but did not succeed. He was arrested
by a constable, and while on his way to answer
fired from the second story window. The- ball
did no mischief, but passed near the constable
and his prisoner .Who fired the shot, no one
has yet ascer'tA d, 6r at least it is not publicly
known. It is charge upon both parties.
The negro was taken before a magistrate, ex
amined and found;guilty of the assault. The
magistrate decided to sentence the fellow to pay
a fine of $15 and go to jail for three months.
The Southerner who was assaulted came for
ward and requested that the fellow be not sent
to jail. The magistrate then changed the sen
tence to a fine ofp$25 which was paid.
ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
EDGEPIELD, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1857.
HURRA FO THE RAILROAD:
, See the interesti proceedings of the Railroad
meeting recently held at Dorn's Mine. They are well
calculated to engross the attention of our readers.
A mostattractivefeature in the feeling of the occasion,
is that which looks to running the road from Dorn's
or thereabouts, via Edgefield C. H., to Aiken. Wake
up, people of Edgefield and of Aiken,and of Charles
ton too! Wake up, stockholders In the South Caroll
na Road I Wake up, all hands! More of this next
week. Hurra for the Railroad!
There will bea protracted meeting to commence with
the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on Saturday 29th
inst. Ministers are sdlicited to attend.
We regret that our notions of editorial courtesy do
not permit us the satisfaction of publishing your ex
cellent article, approving our course in some late pas
sages with the Charleston Mercury, and making sev
eral keen thrusts at that worthy journal. The con
troversy was dropped by the Jereury, and we are
unwilling to appear to desire a renewal of it by pub
lishing an attack upon its politics now, especially one
in the same field of discussion which we have just
left after a warm but entirely friendly engagement.
Under any other circumstanoes,'it would afford us
pleasure to show how well we are sustained by so
true a swordsman as "Barnwell."
OUR DISTRICT PAIR. -
It is hoped that the citizens of the District will
bear in mind that the Edgefield Agricultural Fair,
No. 2, comes off at the Male Academy grounds in
this place, in October. It is agreed, as we understand,
that the grounds shall be opened for entrances on
Thursday of the second week of Court. Friday will
be the Fair Day; And Saturday will besales-day for
all who may choose to offer articles on exhibition at
auction. It is in contemplation to improve upon the
arrangements of last year; and it is sincerely hoped
that very many of our citizens will exert themselves
to increase the interest of the occasion. Because a
farmer may not possess the finest of every thing, it is
no reason he should not exhibit the best he has. It
is this unnecessary backwardness that spoils the suc
cess of a Fair. Show your hands, even though you
dont hold all the aces. You may win when you least
expect. Let every man and hi# wife bring something,
be it great or small ! and our word for it, it will be
seen that Edgefield is far from being slothful in the
race of agricultural and horticultural improvement.
A BEAUTIFUL ADDRESS.
We owe thanks to Mr. A. RAxsAY for a copy of
one of the most beautiful addresses -it has been ours
frtune to meet with latterly. It is a Masonic Ad.
dress delivered by Rev. B. Joussos, at Lowndesville,
Abbeville District, on the 24th of June last. In pro.
nouncing it a gem in its'department of composition,
we feel sure we do not exceed the bounds of merited
praise. From first to last, it is ornate without ful
smeness, complete without redundancy, e.loquenl
without extravagance, and pointed without elabora
tion. This is not the mere formula of a compliment
We have really enjoyed Mr. Jouxsox's address ; and,
?ach.fram its perusal, indite ojro.pinion of it pre'
6isely as we feeL. To show that we aire right in oui
stimation, we will endeavor next week to give oui
readers as liberal extracts as we can find room for
Among others, the ladies may look out for somethini
fresh and beautiful in regard to themselves.
An Address of this kind is usually the offspring o1
hard work and shows the, task upon its face. The
present one has evidently been a'labor of love.
There is glowing account of the Ridgeway picnic
on another page. Having been one of the party, W4
an safely second all our correspondent says of it.
We also bad the pleasure of being present last Sat.
urday at the " Green Corn" picnic on the outskirts oj
our town. It was a very delightful affair, just larg<
enough to be comfortable to all concerned. The meati
were admirably prepared, and what with-ecakes, can
dies and confections of various kinds, we never sa
a better or a nicer picnic table spread. There werc
ices in abundance. too. And then the platform foi
dancing was so handsomely graced by the younge:
portion of the company. And Hatcher's band, seatet
upon an orchestral elevation, drew their bows witl
such vivacity. And all present seemed to mingle is
such social harmony. We forgot the intense heat o;
the day beneath those cool sweet-gums; and looking
on the pleasant convivial scone, we wished from oui
heart to be the witness and the recorder of man3
more such happy gatherings. WThether in the antici.
pation or the fruition, they bring that description o;
innocent enjoyment, best calculated to "drive dul:
We would invite the special attention of our res.
ders to the advertisements respectively of our Augusta
friends to be found on another page.
Mr. Wx. HlA1Ns, City Druggist, it will be seen, il
desirous of reducing his large Stock of Medicines
&c., before October next, at which time he is com.
pelled to move his Stock to another Store. Mr. H
at all times sells his Drugs and Medicines at the mosl
reasonable prices-and, as he is now offering hil
Goods at a "Small advance on New York Cost," w<
presume fine bargains may be had at his large and
Masens. BUALt A SvovAtt, Warehouse and Coin
mission Merchants, have recently removed to one os
Metcalf's Fire Proof Warehouses. These gentlemos
have for a number of yoars been engaged in th<
above business, and from the ever prompt and satis
factory manner in which they meet the wishes of
their numerous patrons, they have won a large share
of public confidence,--and we trust that an extended
patronage may be bestowed on them in their new
Mssns. DYE A LATAsTE, also engagedin the Ware.
house & Commission business, are new candidates for
public favour, but their long experience in such Hou.
se, accommodating character and courteous deport.
ment justly eutitle them to liberal encouragement
from our citizens. Try them one-you will find that
we write corretly.
THE SUMMER HEATS.
Until Wednesday last our Summer was but a long,
sweet continuation of Spring. The days were genial
and the nights balmy. Showers refreshed thejflains,
and covered the earth with such green vestments as
mountain countries only are wont to wear at this sea
son. The South wind blew with the constancy of a
true lover, and almnost a"g aide of the house evas coms
But now, how changed ! The hot term came down
upon us last Wednesday with the suddenness of a
Simnoon. GEolus called his winds to the cave; and
they have all obeyed, even to the last stragling zephyr
that stayed to cool the sick man's brow. The Sum
mer heats are on us. Syrius asserts his reign. No
bird is heard to sing. No frog to croak. Six days
of the term have only passed, and vegetation already
hangs its head. Six days more, and the gardens will
dry up, and next the pastures-" Confound the in
fernal flies!' Paris, you scoundrl,-rnn to the spring
for a fresh pail of water."
per Mn. 3. W. SvoKcns' article in reply to a Card
of Mr. RmcusAnD CAIIPBSLt Is not ,publishod bepause
CONFICTING ACTS AND OPIMONS.
There seems yet to exist an almost provoking de
gree of uncertainty as.regards the real condition of
affairs in Kansas. Five or six weeks ago the opinion
was held by many, that the Pro-slavery party would
triumph in that territory. We were of the mumber
who so hoped, so believed. Our opinion rested as
much upon what Col. BAxEif said as upon any thing
'else. Observing that he was a practical and a sensi
ble man, one too who was (or at least ought to have
been) thoroughly informed in all matters pertaining
to Kansas, we gladly, perhaps too eagerly, accorded
implicit faith to what ho told us of the strong proba
bilities, that the Southern cause would triumph in
that disputed region. Since then, many facts and
statements have been circulating through the papers,
going to show that the pro-slavery party in Kansas
stand no earthly chance of success; more than this,
it has been confidently declared that this party well
knows that such is the fact; indeed, some of its
own men have been published as conceding the
point. It has beon discovered (?) in addition, that the
climate is utterly unsuited to nigro labor, that there
are only one or two hundred negroes in the territory,
--and more of the same sort. These new facts, we
frankly acknowledge, led us to the conclusion that
our former hope was without ground, and we so said.
But now again, Gen. ATcmasoN writes to Col. BAan,
to the effoot that he does not yet despair,-that his
main hope is from the border counties of Missouri,
and that, if the South would exert herself, Kansas
would yet be a slave state. And we say to ourself,
how is this?
There is another point of uncertainty. It has
been told to the South, that the pro-slavery men of
Kansas were consenting to the policy of Gov. WAL
Kn and acting in concert with him. But here Gen.
Avcuisox says: " Walker has done us and our cause
more injury than Hale, Chase or any other abolition
ist could hace done." We cannot imagine that ATrcI
sore, with this view of WALKER before his mind's eye,
can possibly be acting in concert with that redoubta
ble Governor. On the contrary, the direct inference
is, that ho looks upon him as an enemy to the pro
slavery cause. The question which now suggests
itself is: are we to consider Arcalsox as par excel
lenet, the exponent of the pro-slavery party In Kan
sas? And here arises another shadow of doubt. Dr.
SrntorzLLow, heretofore regarded as one of the
staunchest pro-slavery men in the territory, and
classed as such in the presentletter of Gen. Aroursox,
-Dr. STRINGFELLow says, that the pro-slavery party
in Kansas has disbaudedC What means this discre
pancy ? How are we to understand it? It may be
said in explanation, that the pro-slavery party only
disbanded to unite with the Demoeratic party in com
mon opposition to the Abolitionists. Has, then, the
pro-slavery party leavened the whole lump of the
Democracy by thus intermingling? The Charleston
Mercury intimates that such was, in its opinion, one
object of the coalition. But has it succeeded ? Un
certain. And if it has not succeeded, will the pro
slavery party fall back upon its original purely South
ern ground? Uncertain likewise.
But again, the letter of Gen. ATCmsox to which we
allude,-(and which may be found in another column)
has on its face still another shade of uncertainty. He
says: "If our delegates to the Convention shall refer
the constitution to the registered votes for ratification
or rejection, then we will ratify the constitution."
This clearly implies a doubt in the writer's mind,
whether it will be so referred or not. Gen. ArcursoN
seems unable to say whether "our delegates" will so
refer it, or whether it will be referred " as Gov. WAL
E says." What can we gather from this, except
that the pro-slavery men are divided among them
selves as to the manner of referring the Constitution.
And taking such to be the fact, can we, at the South,
do bettor than patiently await the action of the Con
Merely to show that every one, like us, will think
differently at different times and under different cir
umstances, we will contrast the present hopefulness
of our friends of the Mercury with their late despon
dency upon this same subject. In a paragraph of the
14th August, they say: "We have more hopes of
Kansas than we have ever had. We have great faith
in the fighting capacities of Southern men." In June
ove.uly they said: " We ourselves reluctantly believe
that it will be imposeile for the pro-slavery party in
Kansas to stand up against the Administration agents
and the National party, the pecuniary allurements
and official temptations which are brought to bear
against them." It is pleasant to see our cotemporary
exchanging this aspersion upon the independence and
honor of our Kansas friends, for the emphatic declara
tion of a "great faith in the fighting capacities of
Southern men." We trust that the Mercury's letters
from Kansas may all prove correct, and that " the
pro-slavery party is resolute in its determination of
making Kansas a Slave State." In the present mix
d uncertainty of things, we can only say with F'ather
Rithie-" ce shallsee."
GEN. W. C. MORAGNE IN ABiBEVILLE.
We lead the pleasure on Friday evening last (says
the Independent Press of the 14th inst.,) of hearing
the very able and eloquent Address of Glen. W. C.
Morague of Edgefield, delivered before the Young
Men's Christian Association of this place. The sub
jet of the Address was " The Oratorical Statesman,'
and was discussed eon amcore. The theme wan one
congenial to the tastes and intellectual habits of the
author and furnished ample scope for displaying the
results of that diligent research, which he leas be
stowed upon this and kindred subjects. In his con
ception of the character, he had formed to himself a
high standard of excellence ; and his Address furnish.
ed a minute and graphic delineation of these qualities
of mind and heart which constitute the beau ideal cf
the true Statesman. The characer was contrasted
with thbt of the shallow and time-serving politician,
and shown to require for its proper development the
researches of years, and long and patient, and pro.
found reflection upon the great problems iwhich nfeet
man and his destiny ; the principles of society and
government; the i'unumerable questions of foroign
and domestic policy ; the laws of peace and of war;
the qnestions of trade and of finane; and the varied
interests which demand the aid of timely legislation.
The subject wan minutely analyzed, and thoroughly
discussed, and was illustratod throughout by exam
ples drawn from ancent and modern history. The
Address occupied about one hour in the delivery, and
was well received.
"nwhtA LANK IA LANIC
" n htis a lank ?" The pineywoods term for
ghost or goblin, or rather for a peculiar kind of gob
ln only to be found in the pineywoods.
" And what about it now ?" Nothing more than
that there is said to be one abroad in our neighbor
hood at this time. It ranges up and down our horse
branch, then across "the road towards the Poor-House,
and so on. It is seen in different shapes, none of
which we have yet heard accurately described. The
othr evening, about dusk, welwere sitting alone in
our stoop-all the family gone visiting-when a
sound, shrill and singular, came from ncross the vale.
It was neither a fox's bark, nor a gander's squall, nor
a hy's scream; and yet it was a little like them all.
"What upon earth is that"-we involuntarily ex
claimd. " It's de lank sir," said black George, who
was just coming in from the woods. "It's been
about heo two or three wceks, sir; severl people's
seed it, whar it crosses de road jest die side of de ole
Cow Trail.-It's a mighty bad lank too, sir; like-to
skeered ole uncle Brister Murrel Into fits tether
"And what does it do to folks," we suggested.
" Well, sir, it does a heap o' things. Sometimes
one thing, uden another. When you git In ten feet of
it you begin to turn cold in de right leg. Den you
see sometin' runnin all round you, an' round you,
an' round you, till after a while you guts giddy and
fall down, and den de lank turns to a bear or some
thin nuther and rides you plum till daybreak."
Other things black George told us about this 'ghasist'
of the pines ; but we have'nt time to pen them. He
is evidently convinced of 'the thing's' existence. Not
so his master; Although that sucession of barks, or
squalls, or screams, which we heard the other evening
aforesaid, was any thing but natural or earthly.
Perhaps it would be well for persons riding along
the "oe Cow Trail" to keep-an eye out for' the goblin.
Better do.sot, than be ridden all night by a bear,
wich, by the way, is not as bad as what often occurs
in ivillied life-: the leing ridden all day by a bore.
Nevrhels,. watch that IanL
The Annual Catalogue of the officers and students
of.this insilttion is before us. The total number of
students'fd1856-I is 130. Not one of these appears
to be fromdfgefield.
There aW4ix professors, two of whom are D. D.'s.
The uruiilum of studies Is as full as in any simi
Mr. Xaiire, of the Courier, was to have delivered.
an addfsahfore the literary societies of the College
on Thursd on the occasion of the College com
menceen* We have not yet seen any account of
. *O ER COUTER CASE.
The An o -Gaette tells the following joke at
the expenaof friend MIE WAGnER, formerly a resi
dent of this District, but now a Conductor on the
Anderson Branch of the Greenville & Columbia Rail
"In a crowded passenger car, we left Anderson,
and were on our way to Greenville. The ,rain was
beating upon us, and we were gliding on at a rapid
rate, when.s woman on our wayside gave the signal,
and our Conductor, Mr. Wagner, came to a sudden
halt. He 6orteously presented himself at the door
of the car;. *hen the old lady, disclaiming any inten
tion of becoming one of our number, thrust at him a
basket of sraes which she desired him to carry to
Belton anisell for her. The Conductor beat a re
treat muohto the amusement of all on board, rang
the bell, and we were soon under way again, leaving
the old ladyfbareheaded in the midst of one of the
heaviest rahWs of the season. You must not mention
grapes to the Conductor, if you do not wish to get a
fight on your hands."
TNERD)G rAYPI0NIc-INEIW00DS A1E1A
Ma.Ernoy.-I imagine that if ever there was a
period in & memory of man when you would re
ceive contibmtions for your Advertiser with pleas
ure, the present time, whilst the thermometer
ranges from 95 to 1050, and the weather is oppres
sive in the extreme, would be the most suitable.
And,labolag underthis impression, I will endeavor
to furnish yon a short article, in my plain and hum
ble style,* attestation of that high degree of satis.
faction and enjoyment I recently experience at a
Plo N10 given at Harmony Church, near Ridgeway
On Fridaylast, the 14th-should I not say the
ime 14th ?-in company with an overwhel
ingioro representing to a -considerable extent
aL r t f the District for ten miles round, I
found myself at Harmony Church, near which was
erected a large platform for the benefit of the young
men of Ridgeiway Academy and other purposes,
which was well surrounded with seats, properly ar
ranged, Or the ample accommodation of the guests.
Speaking of the guests, what shall I say of them I
Ab ! beaity, loveliness, intelligence and refinement
were liberally interspersed throughout that assembly;
and the flintiest " old bach" in the land, would, on
a single glanie at the many sweet and gentle coun
tenances there eaming with their wonted love and
cheerfulness, acknowledge the " error of his way,"
-yea, like a thunderbolt, Cupid's love-pointed ar
row would'enter his rusty old heart, carry convic
tion to hispost obtuse perceptions, and he would
forthwith tesolve " to pursue a different life." The
sterner sea of this vast crowd were likewise of a
highly resgeutive character, and their upright de
meanor il gentlemanly conduct won the admira
tion of the ladles.
At or neir 11 o'clock, the young gentlemen of
RidgewayAcademy, under the direction of their
preceptor, Mr. B. F. LovELESSa, made their appear
ance on theplatform, for the purpose of exhibiting
what proficenoy they had made in the elocutionary
department. And It gives me much pleasure to say
that their efolrts were alike creditable to themselves
and to their teacher. Mr. L. is asyoug man with
but little experience as a teacher, but his peculiar
mode of iuettuqting the " young idea how to shoot,"
is justly winniag him laurels in that vicinity. )Ve
have known-Mr. LOvsrLass from youth to manhood,
-he isa geailmnan, a scholar, a Chrstian-erhard
student and aself-made man ; he deserve encourage
ment, and his worthiness merits success. Some of
the addresses were certainly very fair specimens of
school-boy oratory. The declamations of Mr. Mna
eHNTr, of the Senior, and of Master WARaEx, son
of Mr. C. WA RREN, of the Junior Class, were de
ided by the Committee on Elocution, to he entitled
to the premiums, and they were each presented with
a Bible by the teacher.
During the speaking, and at timely intervals, the
Edgefield Brass Band made the occasion doubly
interesting by their varied and enchanting airs-en
livening the audience and bracing the young speak.
era up tos more " speechifying" spirit. That Band
is the glory and pride of old Edgefield. Whore ever
they go wsit their sweet and soul-inspiring strains ol
liquid musie, sunshine and mirth dispel the gloom
from all hearts, and cheerfulness reigns Fredomi
nant. May their notes never become discordant or
less rich and harmonious than on Friday last,-and
may the benignant smiles of heaven ever attend
The declamations over, nothing of any importance
transpired until dinner was ready ; and, in the
meantime, whilst the ladles were being served with
iced lemonades, ice water, &c., I took a stroll
through the large and sequestered park in the di
rection of the tables, which were pleasantly located
in the thickest cluster of those handmomne forest
oaks, whose broad foliage are impenetrable to the
scorching rays of the summer's sun. At the re
quest of one ot the Committee, I walked around
the table-and, Mr. Editor, believe me when I as
sure you, that I never beheld a Pie Nic Table thau
could vie in beauty, elegance and taste with the one
there prepared for and by the ladies. The matron.
of that rieighborhood, ever noted for their good
house-wifery, seemed to be desirous of perpetuating
their good name, and were eminently successful.
Tastefully trimmed cakes of all kinds, pies, pastries,
fruits,andie, nuts, &e., were profusely spread from
one end to the other-and the substantials, compri
sing nicely barbacued meats, excellent vegetables,
sauces, &e., literally covered the tables. This grand
affir was the free-will offering of a noble and gene
rous people, and consequently their exertions to en
tertain their company could not prove otherwise
Dinner is announced, and in a solid phalanx we
move to the table-wh~at a gallant and daring charge
that was-not a coward or deserter in the ranks
all were eager fur the attack, and hansomely did we
sustain ourselves. After numerous and rapid pas
sages at arms, in a spirited contest of about fifteen
minutes duration, thec Regiment exhibited evident
signs of beating a retretat-satisfied with ther fea'r
ful onslaught, and in squads retired to the stand;
leaving the Table (which a few moments before was
a " thing of beauty" and a delight to the eye of
man,) in a mutilated and mortally wounded condi
tion-We all had a magnifleent dinner : a plenty
and that which was good.
But hark ! There's music at the stand !-the
Hatcher String Band arc on the platform h-the
dancers are up !-the tamborine beater sings out,
" honor your partners" h-warm hearts beat joyously
and lovingly to sympathising hearts h-and all goes
"merry as a marriage bell." The young and the
beautiful are there, and gaily do they "trip the
light fantastic toe" in response to the silvery strains
of suitable music made by the Hatcher Minstrels.
Thus did tlhe younger portion of the assembly
joyously spend the evening. Long live the memory
of the Ridgeway Pie Nie, say they.
I am tiring the patience of the reader and must
close. Abler pens than mine should have furnished
the publie with a notice of this very social entertain
ment-yet, when I mention the fact that Messrs. A.
Sxs, J. A. BL~AND, J. A. Anoisox, Sheriff
EDson, A. J. S3,vs~, M. B. Wzvza and others
composed the Committee of Arrangements, one
efforts to have a grand ie Nic-a glorious assem
blage of the people in free and social intercourse,
have been attained-and, in a long and loud voice
we exelaim, " Harrah for the Ridgeway Pic Nie."
For the Advertiser.
TIE RAIL ROAD MBTING AT DOIR'S MINE.
Ma. EDITon:-On Thursday last,the13th,there
was an exceedingly large turn out of the Stock
holders and of the friends, men and women, of the
Savannah River Valley Rail Road, to make one
more grand effort to rally to the cause, a support
suflicient to accomplish the enterprise. The meet
ing was at Dorn's Mine, in Abbeville; and every
preparation had been made for the convenience
and entertainment of a large number of guests.
Thore was nothing wanting towards the comfort of
man, woman and child; and the occasion was hon
ored not only by an immense assemblage of the
people from Abbeville, Edgefield and Anderson,
but there were four or five gentlemen present, who
had been invited to address the citizens; and who,
Indeed, left nothing undone that could have been
accomplished by argument, eloquence, and the
most searching and convincing logic.
Mr. TALLMAN of Abbeville, was introduced to
the audience by Dr. JosexPx JahN1Xs, and pro
ceeded directly to the discussion of the question
in debate. He said, that he had no gas to ex
pend, being unaccustomed to public speaking, and
had no purpose in his appearance but the build
ing of the Rail Road. He rapidly reviewed the
chances for the success of the enterprise, Informed
the people of the amount of stock which had been
taken, and which could yet be obtained, spoke of
the many and favorable applications that had been
made for contracts not only by those interested, but
by those entirely disconnected with the road. He
showed most conclusively, that this is one Rail
Road in which the stock holders run no risk of
loss; and that the real estate of all who live on
the route, is to be enhanced to an amount amply to
compensate them for any delay in obtaining divi
dend., to which they may be subjected. The speak
er called upon all good citizens, who were desirous
of having a ready and cheap communication with
their markets, and upon all who wished the great
est facilities of travel brought to their very doors,
to be up and doing, and to join him in his most
laudable undertaking. His views were happily
and pleasantly enforced by a recitation of the fa
blepof the old bird and her young, and of the
Farmer and his boy on the eve of reaping their
wheat. The zeal of the gentleman grew warm
towards his conclusion, and the hearts of many
beat responsive to his own emotions. He was
once present at a meeting of the stock-holders,
When the gentleinan from Edgefield (Mr. ABmT)
offered this Resolution-" The Savannah River
Valley Rail Road must be built." That is the
most eloquent and pertinent of all resolutions that
ever have been or can be offered on the subject.
That is the resolution that should be written on
the hearts of every friend to the achievement;
and the one to which the bosoms of all in this as
sembly should respond " Amen."
Mr. SLOAN, the President of the Road, next ap
peared and offered the clearest exposition of the
state of his favorite. project, and of the encoura
ging and almost certain prospects of its comple
tion. According to his estimate, the paying sub
scription amounted, without doubt, to four. hun
dred and fifty thousand dollars, a large share of
which would be paid in cash. Add to this, one
hundred thousand dollars more, and ho felt a posi
tive conviction that the road could be built--a
conviction so strong that~he was willing to pledge
in its verification and realization, his time, his
health, his property, sad his all. Prom informa
tion he had derived from most reliable sources,
about eight hundred or nine hundred thousand
dollars, would grade the road for the whole.dls
tance. Take this as one fact or item. Thou ithas
been ascertained to his satisfaction, that he can
procure any number of contractors for any amounts
required, applications for near four hundred thou
sand dollars of work having already been made or
signified to him in Anderson and Abbeville, to fin
ish the whole grading from Anderson to Hamburg.
A gentleman of reliability and much experience,
was then present with him, who came prepared to
propose and take contracts from one hundred to
three hundred thousand dollars, sustained and
sanctioned by the largest capitalits In Anderson
District an4 the upper Country. The terms upon
which these gentlemen propose to do the labor are
these. They offer to take a contract, for instance,
for three hundred thousand dollars, and upon be
ing paid one hundred thousand, they agree to take
one hundred thousand dollars of, stock in the road,
and one hundred thousand in bonds of the compa
ny. Thus it will be seen, that for one hundred
thousand dollars of actual cash, three hundredl
thousand dollars worth of the building can be ac
complished. Pursuing this plan,-Of the stock
that has been subscribed, about two hundred and
twenty-five thousand dollars will be paid in cash,
and for this cash and an equal amount of stock,
and a like amount of the company's bonds, other
adveiturers of undoubted means and responsibili
ty, are prepared to execute and fulfil contracts for
three times that sum in work. In the same way,
with the one hundred thousand dollars still to be
subscribed, the President promises, easily to cause
portions of the road to be constructed of the val
ue of three hundred thousand dollars.
From this statement of a gentleman of so much
intelligence and practical knowledge of Rail Roads,
no one can doubtof his ability to " make his vaunt
ing true " In further prosecution of his scheme,
he has confidence that when he shall have his gra
ding finished, the State will have no hesitation in
endorsing the bonds of the company, so as to ena
ble them to purchase their iron, and perfect an en
terprise so feasible, so sure to reward the stock hol
ders, so necessary to the prosperity of the people
of its locality, so necessary to the prosperity of
the city of Charleston, and I may add, so necessa
ry to the prosperity and honor of South Carolina.
Mr. SLOA declared that he could see no obsta
cles in his way, but the difficulty of raising the
single one hundred thousand dollars, and he firmly
trusted that so slight a difficulty would soon be
removed by the enterprise and patriotism of his
hearers. The old stock holders were admonished,
that they would be deprived of no advantages by
the admission of strangers to contracts, without
their permission, and without their first having the
privilege even of building the whole road if they
preferred it. In'fine, the remarks of the energetic
President, were replete with sound sense and prac
tical wisdom, and tempered by a hopeful and reso
Mr. TuoxsoN of Abbevillo Court House, was
then introduced, and warmly seconded the views
of the preceding speakers. He entered into a
clear and elaborate argument in support of the
cause, that had brought us together. The Savan
nah River Valley Rail Road, was a desideratum
to the people of the Savannah side of the State,
and it could not be a failure. The intelligence of
the citizens forbade it, their interests .forbade it,
and their duty to themselves and their families
forbade it. To Induce subscriptions to rail roads,
it was necessa'ry to convince men of their utility,
and above all to assure them against loss.
To this end, lie reasoned with force and ability,
showing how the real estate or all within the vi
cinity of our road would be increased in value
how products of minor importance, which are now
wasted, merely because of the inconvenience of
sending them to market, would repay the farmer
for his subscription-hew the whole interests of
agriculture would be advanced, and how the
ealth the cnmfert and the general prosperity of
the coustry would be promoted and sustaned by
the exhibition of only a small degree of public
spirit at this important juncture.
He predicted the success of the road, from many
just consideritions, and among others, from the
Mdct, that the South Carolina Rail Road was bound,
in the end, to foster and encourage the underta
king with might and money. As might have been
expected, Mr. TuousoN, although deeply interested
in the Greenville Road, and althoughthis one in
contemplation will prove its powerful competitor,
nevertheless advocated and enforced the necessity
of its construction, with an earnestness and ad
dress, that selfishness itself would fail to inspire.
JosuPH ABzEY, Esq., next occupied the stand;
a gentleman, who in addition to his other claims to
be heard, was commended to the attention and the
kind consideration of his audience, by the fact,
that from the very beginning, he has been, in every
way, identified with the Savannah River Valley
Road. He was present several years ago, and
spoke and presided, at the very conception of the
project. And the cause then espoused by him, he
has continued to urge and support, both in conver
sation and debate, and in the parlor and the news
papers, until he has seen the bantling, whose birth
was so unpretending, if not inauspicious, grown
Into form and consistency, and into comeliness and
beauty, and receiving the warm caresses of all
classes of the community-eliciting the sympathy
of the virtuous, the approbation of the wise, and
revelling in the genial smiles of female grace
Mr. ABxy said-he might wellbeexcused from
attempting anything whatever, after the thorough
and most satisfactory discussion to which we had
all listened with much delight. Is that vanity
to be approved, that would ""refine the gold of
my friend DoRN, or paint the lilly " How can the
Savannah Valley, Read fail, after having enlisted
such able and faithful champions and supporters.
as we have heard to day I How can a cause lan
guish, that commands such an array -.or
strength and feminine loveliness1 Everythingpro
claims that this thing is to be done; and verily,
the enterprise recommends itself in tones louder
than the trumpet's note. The Rabun Gap Road, of
which ours is to be a continuation, is certain to be
built, and it will not only tap the Mississippi Val
ley itself, but it will have feeders throughout the
whole West, South and North, and the amount of
freight and travel which it will send through the
mountains for the supply of ours and our sister
road on the other side of the District, will be per
fectly incalculable. Moreover, the location of this
road through the best cotton and grain land, and
the richest section in all South Carolina, will so
cure,it an ample support as long as the youngest
inhabitant here shall breathe the air of Heaven.
Then, our line terminating at Hamburg and Au
gusta, will afford such a choice of markets, in
Hamburg, Augusta, Columbia, Charleston, Savan
nah, and ultimately in all the Southern cities of
the Atlantic and Gulf, to the Western venders of
Bacon, Bread, Beef, Wheat, Bye, Horses, Hogs,
Hemp, Flax, and of all the animals and products
of the most prolific region of the earth; and our
road will also afford such a high-way for all the in
habitants of that richer Valley than the Nile, in
their business and pleasure communicAions with
the East, that there is no Rail Road in existence,
that will pay to the stock-holders an equalU3ivi
dend with it, in eight years from the day that the
whistie of the car is first heard upon its track.
Setting aside tbese vast prospective, and, to some,
uncertain profits; the man who lives near the line,.
even if he should subscribe to it, twenty-five per
cent of his whbo estate, will realize in a short pe
riod,from the enhanced value of his lands, his stock,
the produce of his farm, &c., and from the oppor
tunities extended to him of obtaining the highest
market price of every thing he has to -sell or-lar
tr, the-largeat remuneration for his present~-lr
ard, and temporary deprivation of a few hundred
dollars. It is often the case now with the cotton
planter, that he hears of a rise of his favorite sta
ple in England by one Steamer, and before he can
load up his old plantation wagon, and get to town
with it, another Steamer has arrived, and on one
full load of ten bales, he has lost the handsome
sum of one hundred dollars. Such losses alone,
to Lhe planter are daily occurring, and in the course
of a few years they amount to thousands of dol
las, which might be entirely obviated and saved
by the meansof a Rail Road and Steam Car. For
steam on land can compete with steam on sea, and
when the market advances, every planter on this
line can carry his produce to Charleston and dis
pose of it before there can be a possible decline
But I am instructed by many stock holders, and
prompted by my own feelings, to declare, that, if
the Road to Hamburg, which promises to be the
meat remnunerativeahould prove abortive I still will
not abate my efforts, but raise my voice and bend
my untiring energies towards tho building of the
road over the cheaper, and according to the dpin
ion of the engineer, the more practicable route of
Edgefield Court House and Aiken. The road must
be accomplished, the wants of society, and the in
terests of the community demand it. What sinis
tre cause it, that diffuses such lethargy over the
minds and hearts of our people ? What evil ge
nius possesses them?' What dire and pestilent
infuence is it that has benumed their faculties, and
rendered them alike blind to their best interests,
and deaf to the calls of duty and patriotism. Next
to the Printing Press, the Rail Road and Steam
Car, are the greatest civilizers and humanizers of
mankind. Who ever knew a Rail Road once in
operation, to be discontinued? It is an obligation
we owe the country-Owe posterity and our God, to
avail ourselves of, and to spread abroad, all the im
provements and inventions of the age; and if we
are laggards in this business, we are traitors to
ourselves, to the high trust the Almighty has repo
sed in us, and to the religion we adore. Southern
men plume themselves on the greatness of their
souls, their high spirit, and their devotion to honor,
to patriotism and to true glory ; and they reproach
their Northern brethren with the tameness of their
spirit, their lack of high-toned sentiment, and
their heartless indifferenceto the graces, the ameni
ties, and the charities of life. But I warn my
fellow citizens, that if they intend to keep pace
with the North in the improvement of their coun
try, in the cultivation of the arts of peace, and in
the strife for greatness and renown,-and if they
are determined to preserve their liberties free from
the assaults of Northern fanaticism, and to secure
their fruitful fields, and thriving cities, from the
hands of Northern Marauders and the brands of
Northe.mn incendiaries, thiegmust be up and doing
-they must banish sleep from their eyes, and
slumber from their eye-lids. Every thing to my
mind, betokens In the future (which God avert) a
terrible and direful struggle between North and
South; and if the whole resources of our section
are not fully developed and put in requisition for
the day of trial, we shall be crushed by the over
whelming power and might of our oppressors.
The watch cry of every Southern man should be
" Awake, arise, or be forever fallen !!"'
Ma. PwrETauu, was nbxt called upon, and ad
dressed his old neighbors, and his admiring fellow
citizens in one of his happiest moods. He was
gratifed, at the manifestations of zeal by his elo
quent friend from Edgefield who had just spoken,
and by the very large assemblage of the people,
of every age, and of both sexes, who had come
out to render their aid to a great and useful enter
prise. It was a high source of pleasure to him,
especially, to see so many of his country-women,
whose peculiar offices it was, to attune the facul
ties of man to whatever'is meat becoming-and to
iure hi in the paths of duty, by gantle and per.
susalve arts. Though women act the pa In a
sphere, separated from the hot contentiossof Olen,
yet they fAl11 their stations nobly,7
tempering the rude .natures of the ner ser
and -are forever admonishing them of thenum
less obl1 tons thef owe society.
- ilRads have another.purpose, In tbio
than miere'money making, which has been so
altided to by the gentleman ftdi Edgefeld.
of their great aims is to spread abroad the In
geneo and enlightenment of the age, to raise
elevate mankind, and to open all the doors
science, knowledge and humanity to their bidding
Viewed In this aspect, they are entetprises of pa
triotism, and the hand-maids of morality and re
ligion. Yet their Importancemustbeenforcedupon
the people, by eloquent barrangues, and by alithe
resources of reason and- logic. It Is no reason
that this undertaking is a bad one, or a hazardous
one, because It Is not espoused with ardor, and
does not command the warmest sympathles, and.
elicit the largest and most cordial support of the
citizens universally. The religion of Christ the
most precious heritage ever left to man, was slow
In being received by him; anditsadvocatea-eom
perished by the sword, some by the at"e and
some on the cross. This and many other cocd
erations shoujLteach us never to despairin agood
caqso, of well doing. With his whole heart be bade
the people to go ahead, and work out their own
success with fortitude, and with a perseraing
The speech, was, every word, to the purpose,
and in manner and style, ws perfectly Inimitabl.
A TO THE 10
-B~TIY TEE CLADL
H ,Ax, Aug. I.-The Royal mail sta
Canada, from Liverpool on the 1st inst,
here this afternoon.
LIvzRooL.-Cotton closed withanadvanciut
tendency. Sales for the week 62,000 b
which speculatorstook9 000 ud expo
bales. Orleans Fair, Fit 8
balesf whic '4003p 60
Breadstuffs were Flour
losed steady. Wegtern ,ja South
ern 30 a 31s., Ohio 22.. adeclining
tendency, and prices were easie, -but notg uota
bly changed. Corn was quiet. White, 46.
The weather had been favorable forthe-erop.
PaovzsoNs.-Beef closed buoyant.! orkiL
firm, with an advance of 2s. on finerigalities.
Bacon was quiet. Lard closed buoyant at 66 a
68s., and 69s. for choice.
Richardson & Brothers quote flour * at a
decline of Is. a 2s.
The Brokers' Ciicular quotes sugar uie
fee quiet. Rice dull. Tea, holders e an
advance. Rosin steady at 4s. 2d. for common.
Spirits of turpentine steady and active at 40.
Wheat had a declining tendency. Sugar quiet.
Tea firmer. Rice quiet.
American securities -were nominal.
In the House of Commons the government
was in a minority of sixty on a division for a se
cond reading of the superannuation bill, a m
tion for a second readinghaving been caried.
Lord Palmerston said the government wo
offer no further opposition. -1
Fourteen horses ran for the Goodwood en
The American hdrses were fifth and sixth.
first favorite and two other horses fell so heavil
that the race can hardly be regarded as a crite
The Emperor and Empress of France were
expected at the Isle of Wight on the 5th.
Te government intends to send ten thousand
additional troops to India.
The Bomba Time says the rebellion is uni
versal in the Bengal army, and even the seventh
native infantry, wich had been publicly thanked
three weeks before for loyalty, hadhbeen disarmed.
The Madras army manifested the most
loyality. A list had been given of ffysx
ments or rtions of regiments, wihhd.
tinid w 'twenty were diisdrmed and one
bandd The Bengal armj iaMessed to eala
of the death, by disease of the heart, of the Hon.
H. L. Turney. He had started to walk fromhis
oficee, in Winchester, to his residence near the
town, and died before reaching it. Mr. Turney
had been a member of both Houses of our State
Legislature, he was many years a representative
in Congress, and for one term represented the
State in the United States Senate.
DEATB OF Mae. HknNNvoN.-The Newberr
Sun sayps:-We are'pained to announce the deat
of Mrs. Sarah Harrington, wife of Dr. Win. H.
Harrington, and daughter of the Hon.,T. B. and
Mrs. Helen O'NealU, and their last surviving
child. This sad event has cast agloom over our
society, and many hearts weep in sorrow with
the afficted parent, husband and children.
FATAL RILtROAD ACeIDENT.-We regret to
learn that a freight train on the Greenville Road
broke throug the upper span of the of the low
er Saluda brig about 4 p. in., on Wednesday.
The engine ana prtion of the train was pre
ipitated into the river, causing the death of the
two firemen, whose names we have not learned.
The engineer-escaped. The bridge was conuid
ered the best of the old bridges on theroad; and
the Superintendant who passed over it 20 min
utes before the accident, saw nothing wrong.
The damage will be repaired as soon as possible.
The loss cannot be less than $5,000.
RUMORED DEATH OF GEN. SANTA ANNA.---Th
Independence, a Spanish journal, published in
New Orleans, states, in its issue of the 28th ul
that otf the departure of the steamship Texas
from Vera Cruz, rumors were in circulation there
that ex-President Santa Anna had died. No
particulars are given, and the Independence adds
that these .rumora probably sprung from the
same source with similar ones it had received a
fw days previously from Havana.
BaloIIA Youxo WILL SuuxrT.-The Wash.
ingtn correspondent of the Baltimore Sun, usu
all very correctly informed, writes:.
Te apprehension of diffeulties with the Mor
mons has subsided. No opposition will he made
by Brgham Young to th'e execution of the laws
by the Federal offiers. Brigham Young has
not written a letter to the President, as was
stated, but he sent him a Mormot-' newspaper,
with an article, offiial of course, marked on the
margin, in which Brigham's olicy is set forth,
as entirely peaceful, and subordinate to the
United States laws..
The next 5th Sabbath Union Meeting of the 4
Division, Edgefield Associatlin, will be held wi
the Bethleham Church, commencing on Frida
before the 5th Sunday in August next. The meet
ing will be organized at 10 o'eloek, A. M. The in
troductory sermon will be delivered by Rider D. D
BausoK. Elder J. S. Murua, alternate. .
Query.-!. it according to Gospel order that the
Church should meet on Saturday or the Lord's day
for her duties. S. P.'GETZEN, MoD's.
Gao. W. NIXON, Clerk.
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