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TO TE TRUSTEES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA
Although I have unmt the honor to be one of
the thirty-six very distintiah--4 -,nt ien who
comprise the Board u rui' tees of the Swmth
Caroliia Collk-e, I may, neethe.2. I trutst, be
exuesd II. tadki, an iItert in that in tituon.
I .:t a Inaive' of thet St;:: r -eVind InV own
education at Coimibia; a-n older tihnt many of
the Board; have seen ioNre of the pIetical
workings of the? College thaa most of theni. and
have, 1 think, more sans to educate than any (f
them; every one of whoim it is tlw wish of my
heart to edic:ate withint the State, and no! on
of whom. I p m shall ever he eluca
ted north of Mas-> ti ! i.ixsm's line. Without
further apology, I pr7.1 then. to give mv
views a4 to th,- present criis itt the :auirs of
the College, and i .Id mv.ielf to the Boar-d
The College, it is -aid. hIs lena lroved 9..
fiIUre.' I this truo in anv other sinse fhan
the same judgment aty be pILntotntcdl uput
all htu:nan governmlilent-ullm1 ad thi in itutions
or man-upon eiviliz-st1In-nayt. on Chist mmty
itself? Nowlhre do we lin-I perfectioni. \ '
find . indee, everywhe-r-, not <mlyim.rct-.
but mu.:h of jiitivo evil-4 att'I P:'t'wd
misehief-m-inxsd IIp wihll d Ihat Iia - n tr-t.1
fir a flinvv th-ait~ o ae Vory
wis-e an- at all t:m-ws. - . * ad To z''
are inseparahde in iIn atali, a-1 terei
a --.timy .id .-" toe rtement. Old t)for-I
atndl v-enerat.,.1 C.tunh:idler- hitw ni b--e wIth
out th.2ir stirisr::. -fhe~ (erm~t Give.ii
ith thesir hI. d-.~rinikints their du-d'in thir
t iublenet.e, anl d a icali.i, awtI scepticism. andii
mysx.ticismf. ha~ve been ats mutch the %sbjct ofI
vee'usure? with~ S )me, i.i sjur jonn-uh erit'l I
ii t Ititi.
When-: a .S e:1h Carliaii yuthi. soeta
sic. Wmta carriTet . r e''/tl. be:hres a I.Aunii
miii.i:straIte. lsr m; : ' l--l sd brech of the p--ar',
L .s) of the most wrthyv of the c iti:'.'ns of t hat
place informe-.l thes write-r of this article, thtat
-neht seeritya* -ne . of te fres~':nit scenes (1
riot andt int.vhe-. ena- td hvb t he si n enit siof
Ilarvard, a:il l:2r)ims at a dlistte'', they .:d3.
could- nt jo tsiz of thie21~ nei i.:~IX..s tn
Ito el. dlio~n thi-re less innocet tilt lte sut
Seuit to, Princ-eton emlupir-e of the.:: sots ats to)
the fr.,lies, the .sers't e-;pedit~is to Nw York
andi thes low dehaucherv muchL~l nearer tiws conlleg~e
preiliets. Ask of- the' Juniior clatss of 151-'>2,
sit many of whomin went fronm Columbia to thes
Virii'ia Eniiver.sitv. whether there wvas lss of
dlissipation amid ie~ of stutdy int Charlottesville.
thant in (Columtbia ? We may conttrive as5 we
plsei- and scold andis rate after we oturselves
have settle.1 down in lie have ensed to symp~a
thize wvith the esxcesses of youth . and perhaistp,
"'Csoposund fosr sinms we re iclineds to,
By) daig th,>w wes2g'. haeiV~I a mnd tos ,'
bunt thesre will. be Weak!.- and' ale" lhr thme youn~g.
lor all tlint. " ay, and giniger wi!! be hot i' the
I do not chaimn for the Smith Carolinat Cslleg.':
however, thatt it hias b~een th- be-st of C si.gs,
evenl as. comtpatredi with oitheri atua22l ci.iinU
psracticatl inistitutions. But I do atssert that it
haus nt beeni so decidedly- arse Lhan thers, L.~
t-- conistie a lihire aznd tnha t suich a it i.s,
it has been of inealculable bsenefit to South Car2,
Iinat, e.speiciallv to the up-country; -and tmtost sof
all, to the muiddling anid poorer classes of the
Lsontg b'ethre the Collegre was establhished, the
sons of wea:lthy- parents in the lower country
were senit to Eurtope and received there educea
lions, which, so tar ats books atlonei wecre con
cerned, were far superior to thc College etducal
titn attainable at outr own institution. And
Charleston and Beaufort, fromn a ver-y early day,
have had institutions of thteir own, aflordintg at
pretty ftir classical edluention:, att a cheaper rate
than the Colle-ge at Columian. Butt ini theC nyj
Counttry, how fe.w were the ceuctd mien beibr~e
the South Carolina College seiit forth Crenshaw,%
and Cadsvell. -and Fvanis, :tnd Hairer, amnd
ELarle, and UNeall, ands McDulilie, anid their
sutccessors ! how mutch the relative poisitioin of
the uip-country has been asvancedl by the estab.
lishment of the College. n2o mani cano calculate.I
By means of the Colege it is that the~ up-coun
try has been taught the vahm, of libesral educat
tion. Now that it ha ss rhme at want, the weal
thy would s--ek to .mpply it tno tei:- -sons, even
though weo htd no ('h-ge withini our lborders.
To those oft more moderaV~te? mea*2tns. htowever, it
wvould still be denied, buit ihr thes hi'men. institu
tion. Ex-petnsive as that may be, it is less so
than Har-vatrd, Yale, the Virginia Lniver-sity. or
any other pla-ce of eduocationt out of the State,
likely to becomne the substituto. It' it werepr
ticable, it is not desirable, tha-.t every youth
should be senit to College; and it is very certatin
that all who are senit will not pro.fit by'it. But
there are sonme, in eat-l suiccessiVe year, to whomin
tihe Militatry Acaemtie-, the Furmian College.
and the Wolford .CollIegs, oir otls:r local or see
tatrian ini.tituitios~ coaHl never su pply the phi2ce
of the centtral Coilege, '.vth its liberalhizing and1
stimulatint; iinfluene, its birsadi ltwlat tin for
futture acqusirieent, its2 l-~sions oh self-discipline
ands .self-relianuce, andi its opportunsit i u .- t 'is
comiparzisoni and1 miiast'iremntl of st s-i . wih yoth<
ifsomt every quatrter engaged int thie sme pr
I Uv their ,;idni/ vi sha1l l OW thiin." i i th
latngo'gue oft Inl~sp2tirtin. .:ss.h by; ; ht;s 5tand
trd, enn1 anly Sametl mtan say ihat thme Nith t'atro
Iinai ('ole15 has be-en at laih irse. Filiysize v-ar2.
ago, the. Colleg~e .nt Iheth a sing:.le grofuan~ts.
A nil-ein Crten~!haw, Ihr man~:tuy yeatr a min r~e
spieeItable ptione .1l.re andm lh'neellor inl la
ha~ma.' Very soon itafter, the-re were Bralntley;
Iliarper; Miller; E~vanis ; Mturphyt, an early' Gi
.:rno~r of Alabamata: Biwi, at Chans-ellsr in the
.iatn' ,ttt: oht. BI. Campshbell, fort deldightfitl
iu nne~rs andi high b":ttitng, ttnsumrpjs'--i -,
tin-stishesd alike amon..t, the diplomtais att Watsh
inn ,~ th2.le stardys~ se:ttlers of A hhamatitt w2 tih de
miulitrhifar:s :chnmts of the psromti.isuous mairt
diist, the. imo it ps:dii-hued and-. 2 mong2 thle ablie t
pens ot thte -south I; 1':t igru, a jurist a~s po lihed
u1nI .,chhtrl as i- hi- is pr)oound ; Eartl.-, whouse
ljsg(2l opinions, for- perspieuiity, elegance :ttd cor
recztne'nS, wou~tld d. honor to anty jurttisprudene ;
('N.-!d; Pinckniey ; Prieston;, the in- tt brtilliiatt
rhetoris-anr of hi~s dlay; and honiest, earnest, elo
qjuenit ;dehijie, who, to the logic of Fox, aud
the pasion of Mirabeau, united the virtues of
toi of old.
ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
EDGEFIELDi S. C.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEM1BER 2, 1857.
"OiI WHERE, PRAY TELL US WHERE."
Our Editor is still absent. Where he is or when he
will bo back we would not like to say. A day or so
ago we received the following telegraphic duspinteh
from him by way of Hamburg, which we give merely
to let our readers know as much as we do.
It.itcn, Aug. 28, '57.
Dear 1)- . I am here iw-will lie off in a few
minutes. Am in company with a half dozen good
fellers and true from ld Edgcfield. Ihave gut to take
care of them. Wu are having a yloriaa thao. Steer
the Alerthir' along-you know how. Look fir me
until I come. Good luck to vo aI. The whistle
blows-the cars are off-farewell. A. S.
Yes, and he is "off" too. and on a regular " hen.
der" at that. Now if that is not doi-n us a trick we
would like to know what to call it. Instead of stay
ing at home and taking care of home folks and the
Adlrercer, he is way up in North Carolina, looking
after a Let of fellors his Satanic Majesty himself
would'nt like to be annoyed with. But Colonel go It!
We are glad to know that you are enjoying yourself.
May your journey continue to be frought with halpi.
ness to the end. Com1 home as soon as possible. We
will do our boat until your return.
L" Gen. M. L. IoXnIAM, it will be seen by an al
vortisement in another column, offers his splendid
coun try sent for sale. An opportunity is here afforded
for some one to make a profitable investment, as the
Derby Pla'e is,, without a doulbt, one of the Inost
hadsoeao, valiab!e and desirable plantation in the
Distriet. The General also adivertises other lands for
sale. to which wo direct the attention of our readers.
Joas L. Aimisox, Esql.. also offers his plantation on
Horn's Creek for sale. See eard on another column.
Mn. IsA.Ac JoNES has kindly sent to our office a
very singular cluster of ears of corn. It grew, he
saiys, from the t.assel, and the .talk bore liesides this
bunch, which of itself contains eleven respectable
nubbins. two large full grown ears. This we think is
a very notorious and proActive stalk, be.idle which
even Pinlt's prolific would make but a slender
showing. Thirteen ears of Corn to one stalk! Who
can elinalti tha t ?
IT TAKES WELL.
The little p:anp.!iet f the life ind ailventutres cf
-':iC Coris"-the heroine, the murderess and the
murdererd-~ivin a detailed and graphie nccount of
ceraina dark an..hatmntable scenes which were enacteil
in Elgefield a ihalf century since, goes oir rapilly.
We only printed a few hmnilre.l copies, and tall desi
r-,ns of pri'uring a work f mnch interest tii the pro
wo:ot and future ages, nill p!e-:-e call or oend samln.
F..r sn!e at this 0t-lice. lrivce, twentv cents per copy.
Satmie have.aid they wiuld cheerfully givo $ 1,00 rat her
thanl 1.1 withouit it.
UNPL .1AS.NT IRENCONTRE.
We re:vret to learn that on 1,tesdiay of hat. week, ia
sert.l and :l excitinig affray occurred at Dry 'reek
': hteni'il Mlr. Jens Ni-not.Fsos andl Mr. Et.i.rJsa
i. Xr.t~iN. :me f.ttly i'tsuanderstaneliang wats the
'a:so, a iie d:.-:aace. During the tIrcas Mr. 11.
::.ie4 4 se~rewo.il in: ti' leg fromiaa pistol shut in
the h:..h of . :ii.s is. W' are hiappy tai state
hl-.-:ec.:r. :hi.t .t1- .-.sn,. Mir. Wissy. was slow!v'
rcoaverim--. Other. a rn'.li.:haty inijured,. aandi irnn
exciem.-i. is ,:idl ti h:iie praev'aled at the fhareh
whiere a lr:.re'crow- h~ael assembi~le-i in atin biwm' ti
:a rotraictedl meeatin. Wde lunpe t hi. a almost ..iiirt:at
conflict between the lpirties nwill lbe thle last, ilad Ihut
peace, it' noi: already, iny sona lie restored.
EDGE IFIELD HSA P-j's A SSOCIATION.
The' next tncecin~r of this Bihiy will be held with
the hliretb t'hiurch. .\bb~eville District. abont 141 miley
S-,nth of Abbheville C. II., on Satuardlay, thle 12th Sep.
tvn.lier, iaet Rev. !i. T. Mit rrtr~r will, acecording ta
:appinatmenalt, area-li the .\ssiiciation Sermnon-R~ev. A
Wai. Asunl. ki5 alterialto. Rev. Z. W~vranis-i to preaniL
the elirty sermonii-Rev'. J. M1. Cauan.ass hais al tornaW,
.Much b;uie.s of itapirtaince, wie udrstandi wi:1
be br..nght biefore the lhly; aand quoito an inater'esting
mecetiaag i.4 ant icipate-l.
TO TrIIE MANAGE~lRS OF ELECTIOXS.
. Thec at Nhaliion of the .\ .tiigers of l'lectioans thraoaugha.
it the Sute is ctalledt to the .sible anal intlere,-tiang
('ti!Amittee. 'il tllie pat of tIme Malliagers fair E.lge.fieltl
DistiL't, il r'ebiitiit t'i iet iaiin the J.ugitati
ti allow M.: a:a.er, ofi Eiay tiions icaomi.enasatin lio
a i i' ionel*li.5l trialhe al l1.- of ti int', or e'xonlerat t
tie dlone ini this .t'-, ,ad tihat *pe.!ly
.e-- The Press of' the Stato aire reisuetedi 1i in.
lice this ('cllhnllietiation.
ELET ION1 OF C1'OL. WIG.FALL.
In thle restult of the' recent 'Teaxas e'lectiion. (say.. thaa
Chi.arletonu! /cr.,ary.) noi~ tne suborinite pagrt oif thy
drami has :ni'irdedl us s., great ple:-:.ure us the eier
Itioin, ti tile Seniate of Texas, nia Col. Li s TI. Wiat
rin. tf..r' ierly ofi this State. Nut only as t~icn.
iii'r~a' ignininiot li eintean h Iis i'nntnMs for (Iov
ern~or of' Tesxas, buat lie was espec'iually batell on the
grouand which lie seemas to haave c'hosena as the particu
liar hiell of his electioneerinag. hlis attacks uapin Col.
W:Grtl~.. were of thec bitterest chanracter, anal formed
the staplec of his speeche.-l till Northeastern Trexas.
Ile hadt hiong rc'ognaizedi in hinai a maan whlo could never
be used: whi~se States Righats pincaiples were so ciomi
pletely a part of ha~iii. ld ,11ni he ciulad only live
with their lifec. Col. Wuw a.ua.. haas a widle circle if
friends in thi St.ite uif his birth, whio will hear onf his
Suc'e$s witih idelighat. and who wi'l conafiiently look to
him as oneo of the ftiture poiliticali lights of Texas.
IN L UCK AG.\IN.
Whilst tile Editor is on a tlying tour, suffecring all
the iinnumteratble annnynnales, fatigne, adust. i&c., of'
crowded hoitels tand rail road e'ars, we are at hiome
luxtariitting on the giiiid thinigs of the land. This
week we are the happy recip:ients of two fine messes
of sweet Potatoes sent by Mr's. Runnai.r. anid Mr.
Sisatcox 1I~uants. They we're of goodl sizo, succulenit,
andl delightfaul to the palate. Wuho ut tis season en
heat J? anid 32 poundaiis?
TIlE CHlINESE~ SUGAR CAXE SYRUP.
We are itidebted. to thle kindness of Mr. Prnn~aso~s
of the Saiida side, anud Dr. ,Jons I. Ausr'A', for n
bottle oif this ater'iial, oif thecir owun nunufactutre.
Thle only difi'erencee perceivable bueween thlis snid the
very best syruip that eunn lie piriicuredl from New Or.
leans or the West Indhiesa, is, thaat it seems to brvtie been
boiled a iittlo more, and reduced to a higher degree of
It' a jiaumot enni be formedca by any nuimber of
trials, andh if huindrceds of ontr best c'itirens hav-u notf
beenl deceived in thle expierimuents thecy havot' witnesseed
andi miade, we are c'ertainly,' at last. possessedl of theO
meains of' obltaining fir.,t rate sulg.tr, mioltasses and
syruap, fifty pier cint eblenpjer than thi'so articleas haavo
ever bieen procuired in tile mnarketaq before. A supply
of themn ena he m' aanufa~ctured bya~ ev'ory farmer: and
lhe will senre.'ty miss5 tile liabor expended thurd.i fruit
his 'thter bui isi . The secret is f..unid. The chil
dreni'a 'f' the 5 :oth may be'gin n granil jutbiileo in n
tiifitiian of -we'et lipis, Slmeet mouitths, antd molasses
:and:h a r ''I 'andyI a piemyii.
S'ine writ :ig t', aho5re, Dr. E. J1. MtiSls has also
placedS in '-:r hatnd.s a tattle it' sy'rip froma~ Chinese
Sugar' t':lte :Ior'n, foir whichlu we ret-tra thanikS. Iti:
A No. 1 $vyrup.
A CO t Em'T[IOX.
In Mr. E-r n tEnn 'ta tai ca'rtiseameni t' f i-t we-.:k 'e
mniade a brad maist'ake in sa yiing thata hais tract o' l'-odi
containedl 279J attres, whena it shiuuthl have been :l;U.
Those iin walnt of taln e'xcellent llan tationl-aine Itat.
pr'oducles roattoin andl :iill grtain ecial to thle best
IlliS in thle IDistrict-shldil giv'e Mr'. E-rnstiace a
call, and' extaminte hais pitiee.
;le 'TuE Miontgomeitry tfaail stattes thatf in somre
fields iat that locality, the Chinese euagar cane has do
de'ncrafed int'o br'o'ohn e'orn.
And this, too, was the College which gradna
ted Hugh S. Legare, than whom no riper scholar,
no more gorgeous writer, no more magnificent
declaimer, has ever adorned the Western hemis
phere. Here, too, was graduated the lamented
Butler, that " representive man," as lie has been
termed, of South Carolina; impulsive and pas
siouatc, but true-hearted, ligh-strung, and full
of gentleness, geniality and good nature ; shrewd,
sensible and practical, as lie was hiunmorous and
elotuent. rhe two Wardlaws were graduates.
The South Carolina College sent McWillie to
Mississippi, and gave to Alabama her Lewis, at
man, every inch of him, as large as he was.
New York has long boasted of Dr. Taylor as
one of the most learned and eloquent of her
L)ivines. The sagacious Elmore, the gifted
Meminiger, Yeadon, Dargan, Colcoek, lam
montd. Withers. Pickens, all were educated there.
Dr. Nott, of Mobile: Bishop Elliott. of Georgia
Bishop Boone, in China; Hunt, of New Orleans;
Elmore, of Montgomery: Floyd, the present
head of the Navy Department. II a single
class the College sent forth Randall Hunt, of
New Orleans, distinguished alike as a scholar,
lawyer, and orator: the lion. Thomas .. With
ers, one of the lights of our own Judiciary ;
Stepheu Elliott, the accomplished Bishop of
Georgia; Ex.Governor Hammond; the late So.
licitor Dawkins; Daniel E. Huger late of Char.
leston ; and last, though, as a thorongh man,
certainly not the least, John D. Coalter, of St.
Louis, 'Missouri. All these in a class of less, I
think, than forty! What class elsewhere, of
thrice the nuniber, has ever done better ?
Dr. Thornwell, though of later date, is sir
passed by none in merit or in reputation. White.
foord Smith, J. B. Campbell, James W. Miles,
James H. Elliott, and C. P. Gadsden, are some
of the coutributions the to pulpit. Nor, in my
opinion, have the collegians of a still more re
cent period given cause for the old logy cry of
degenerary. Barnwell, Rion, Simonton, Barker,
the Boyds, Midileton, Lowndes, Mordecai, and
mam (thers, would have done honor to any in
stitution. Ask our sois :s to the morals and
habits of studv. 'and future pronise of sone of
those very rebels whose conduct has, no douLt,
contributed to imperil this institution now, and
you will find that there is a redeeming leaven
in them. MeClenagan and the two Rhetts were,
and are, youths of extraordinary promise, of
whom no fiither need be asliamed. And the
very Junior class, the iminediate cause of the
!ate crisis. if you will enquire, had in it nore of
hard study', fimr abilit'v and reasonabele promise,
tian will'be f'und as the average standard of
. uniors anywhe're.
I know that in this enuneration I have omit
ted many quite as worthy of iote as tho.e m-ii
tioned, but I have spoken inot fi'r the glorifiea
tion of-individluuals, but siIp! to ilinstrate the
SIh ject. Look to thu.ae who have filled. al
those who tow fill. the highest positions in our
Stat e---embers of Ongres . Governors, Chani
cellor-4. Judh-es. Attorney G.:neorals.-. Solicitors,
prominent Lawyers, Divines. Plic.;i:aIns. mnem
ihcs of the: L1!e.itie-:uni observe '/w /n.
dinthat th-ise edIucated -a- thi.. iw-7har
to all others. Takt note ofl' th, y( ungPer mn
o groati' I proni.! inI Iie S:t:I, antd emv ir
wi "i'l /'ojnoritt of' les' p:, 'ii to thle So u'- Ca.re'
1itna Colle. as th ' A !.niMa M.iter.
Srlv-lI: is iIi; the. - hairr:-i !1- tree" whic'h
deserve'- to hm., '' emt ctown andI east into t he Ii:'."
I ir ma I it'rmi thinkin th.- -l a -'r.ai
ure, th.ot, judin-z "i-tm re3ihs. to me it eeIm,
with all it.s .:h t - nd r. S :nos.t ','cs III
in'eSouh Ow r .ina.
I have, .-,w:er, alread1 'xcee-le.i tIle limi
I p:',,p ,se t., s'V lar' :im'ther occa!:siIon. :md. sh-:'l
which,:i to many~i ofi you:, is fraullht winhI Coe1,'e
ri'c ini aseen e"s. -liA.X('\
Ourn gover'inn'ent is like to bie i nvolved itn a
diliieetlhv wih Aimereians of lhe .1 ew~ish fiii, in
I'6ese'Ic'e of ai trieaty nie ot'iatl w~ith tlie
Swvi-s tCone-leerationm. anid prioch'itimeud in I1855c.
Thiis tret'tts pri' -.; t hat christ ian citiz:ens of
the: respie'tive poew'lr inil poi.sese ret.ciprl:et
r i'rhis ini the twoI 0 ountriie.:. Bu:t, fromt :hie lhe't
tat iin a lamt' ca:s schi recipjn Ia riights were
gi'.ni t opaio this,. par:ti:d'i.y, aned Ibe
haxve~ appleed in the Cohna~ia~ aind (lharb-eston
hippers in thli . bject. aind w.. havie w>oii dmb t
the discussion w~ill take a wide :uxige all over
lie coutrtiy. At fiirst blu hi onfe~ miighit conl udle
that the case wa's a hatrd o ne and thle compliaint
just. But a writer (A .1 ew) in the Cirb'stgn
Coutrir puit a di ferenit te upon01 thle matter in
the f lbiwiinv e.:acts:
" he eatonis of' Switt(erland~ are indeependenmt
States, like ourm own. and hatve alb. 1ltie ant hori
t~ nt ake laws ihr their' :win peuion. The
those laws t han our161 Fed'rah C overn:ttmnt ca.n
itirfe're with lie sttile.< of' S')ithI Cairolinax.
-We will supp166,o. that a Swiss citizeni (a ne
:r, a inmu to> coe.; to thl'e pirt of Charl,:! m
in a threien ven el : lie is at:restef tand thri'wni
iiiti pisoni or lie is forcibly detained on11 boardi'
.heip ain'1 noA peritted to landl at tall. t 'an thme
S wiss Gov'ernmenti~l, or' atll the nat ioiis in the
w r!ld com:Ibi ned, e'inge this laiw ? No. A nd
w!v ? J ;'eaiuse our' IFe'h-rl Go'vermnentu!1 says
thi~t the .Nd ilofi Sjunth C.oli na lhas thle law
umain~g powerCi ill her ownt hi ;ds. So it is wxithi
the Canto. e: t0' Swit zerltand."
ItI i th- aba'e 5taitemenlt he thme true nle,~ Ilmt
the, disability of' ,ew's is eattnal, and notl f'Ieer
al-a inere: niunicnipal r'egulatieon, resultintg firom~l
local legislation--we do not see how' the Swiss
Coifederaecv or our (bovernmiient can he c'hairged
with w'rong" in the imatter. lThe illutsti'ation fir
nishied by otir own State is decisive of the ques
Timf: Untion D~emocrat says that a ho, (his
name we are unmale to learn,) living with .1 lmes
Fisher in Moniroc county, ini:enitionially shot him.
self a f'ew days since. Ini the moirnmilg of' tile
day it occutrr'ed, 3Mr. Fisher was about leaving
home, hut beibre his departture lhe hadl occasionm
t.> chasi ise thi~s youth, which lie dill wai se'veri
t. Tlhe b~o', v'erv iiuch eiiragedl and: nortifiedl
ut the tr.~'ment 'just receivedl, as sooni as M1r.
Fisher' was gone', went to the house, took dowin
a gun. awld with eahuntess andl deliberation, lplac'
ed the mntzzle of the gun to his forehead, and
contrived to pull1 the trigger, which restulted in
nothing btit a flash. There bieing no one abot
te hoiuse buit ladies, thmey' w'ere afraid to venture
near himt. hImmediately after the flash of' his
gni, lie comnticed hits'primng andh preparaitioni
fr th--~ secowil trial. With the same calmness
nde deliberation a:s at first, lie placedl the guni
to hiis foreh, pulled the trigger', aind instantly
shot his br'aiins out. W~hat alt instanice of' uni
goeratble tenmper ?'
Im-icoN. .is lte xecsr.-A MIiss Bobo of
Rome, Geo~irgia, wvas auriresti'd'n the chtarge oif
mureriing her newlyi borni iinfant whuich wa':s
found1 deadii at the botttim of' a wxell. IHer own
fhtter wats the father of her cheiled. Both parties
havec been arr'ested.
Tl'it: Soumth is aui'ltd with slavery ; atnd if' it
choouse to chierisht the iii 'eae that is ec-tinr out
its life', that is none of 'our affaii.s. W~heni
Eprimiii is jo eited0 inh midols, it is best to let
Tha:t i., the, ii'ht p eitioni, i. Courie~r and1
St I::.;. .1 n~u -Iiek tol it, anli we shal lihave
peai.ih Soulth will iak.' :1l th - risk lit thiat
isa-thia: is em uing. 66, its life.'' We f'e-l
ainid look gui:e~ hen:lhby thlus far. tr.vc. ini spite lof
T'm: 'rlIuterior e'lparftmient hasu r',ceive it.-l i
Leic.e frotmeliale 'genltemnen awinl f''im liigit ive
.\omonsiiii, that I irighmami Yeng is prmepairinz to
resist Geniera'! .larneyv. Thiat hue has r <:Iapseed
int lime grossest in Iid'el ity and atheisin, andl lie
cotioese. to hol np; the goivernimienit of' tihe
I'nitd Stait's to, the suphremml. c'nmtemptlt ol' the
A (mCu t'e hlunt:gr'ie (.ilmr.m:.-.\ St. Frn
eli. ("irr'ejpon- int o~f' te Ilelenma (.\r:k. ) De lmo.
'ral samvs that ai snatket iden was e dcvleed. a
tf-w da6-s wi'., ie:ir 'Tavlor's er:-k'. itt that counttv,
conttir upwar~i:d. Il two'' hutdred andu ftri
repileis tthi'ty Ill whieh wer' barm:e~ rattl:'snatke',
and the batlance morein andI tl blai'ksnakiIes.
7 Tl'r. fe~diowiing iesfDr. Ermi:-:n's recipe for a
populaur lecturo : T'ake one idrup of thotught, beat it
up to a buihel of bubble, and throw rainbows upon it
THE ELECTION 1 AlLESTON.
The election in Charlest.* Distret fur Iepre
sentative to the Legislature, k'Ji the vacancy Caused
by the death of Col. BLUX, ' Ited in a majority of
six hundred and twenty-sevo-' o tes in favor of Mr.
WrIaVY over Mr. B.tunaat.
As the .1ercury seens des nisa to get up the un
pression that this election wr . political party con
test in that city between t Southern Rights and
"National " Dernocracy-an'ij aims a victory in fa
var of the former party--w jppond the following
from the South Cutroliaian, 4, ing quite a different
construction on the result.
"We have the expression ( e opinion from a re
sponsible and intelligent so - in Charleston, that
this election was nn test of T strength, s we haild,
indeed. concluded from the , wous communiientionis
that ippeared in tho paperf n the subjeat. It is
said that tho floating vote w:a vntrolled, that nun
bers were pledged to the suefufal candidlnte before
Mr. Barker conic out, and th the old Whigs and
former Know Nothings, were-almost unanimous in
Mr. Whaley's support.
The eircury has expressed grent gratification at
the result. But if it is true that Mr. Whaley was a
Compromise man in 1850-51-sn advocate of S&ott
against Pierce-a Cincinnati Cavention nian-and
an avowed National Democrat up to October last, we
are surprised to find the Mercury exulting in his elec
We hare, however, no doubt tlat Mr. Wrhaley will
prove a faithful and efficient Reprssentative. Messrs.
Whal y and Barker are, no doubt equally devoted to
their city, the State, and the Sou6d."
WHAT THEY SAY OF US.
A correspondent of th,: Greenvile Eaiterpriae, over
the siguature of " DaNsiar.Tox" Ias recently taken a
trip from Greenville via Ninety-Sx to Augusta, Ga.,
and speaks in complimentary and truthful terms of
some with whom we are "well sequaint." Ile first
notices the skillful maniner in which Mr. IIAMuT, the
stage driver, handled the reigns, and says "he is quite
a clever fellow, and did his duty well." This is not
saying anything more than is strictly correct. The
writor then tells of the wretched bad roalh, records
soine things of interest pertaining to "Niiety-Six,"
and notes his arrival at the " Carolina lotel," in our
village, where lie appears well pleased with the style
in which said lHotel is conducted. All who fortunate.
ly call oi Mr. Nt1cuo.1s are well cared for, and
"Bessisc ros" could not speak otherwise than he did
of the gentlemanoly and jolly lahdlord of the " Caro
linaa Hotel." But in alluding to a certain "scorpulent
Uermaan or Jew," who proved such an agreeable cot
panion from Edgefield to Augasta,we think the writer
might have expressed himself more elegantly by say
ing "Mr. M. LEvsmCseurr.n," &0. However taking the
Eaterpriane' coummunication altogether, we must ex
press ourself as being pleased with it. Writing from
Augusta. lie sanys:
" We had a picisant trip to this ilace, notwithstand
ing the rough joltings we got on the way between
Ninety-Six iand Edgefield Court House. I will venture
the assertiona thut there is not a nioro uneven road inl
the whole State than this, through the same extent of
territory, and as susceptible of iniprovement inl this
resetILt. The stage driver, who, by-the-way, is quite
a clever fellow, did his duty well. As we neared t
p14)st 'Iflice on the route, he would wind the merry
bugle horn, which reminded one of the days of staging
beiween the nust interesling points through the coun
try. lin those days the stage driver wits the hero of
daring adventure, ais was our driver when lie recently
rescue'd n haly from eninent peril in ftrding a creek
when it wits greatly swollen by the incessaut rains.
Sal'ssing by old Ninety-Six, I could but feel sad
when I leat:ed out upon the waste and barren .,pot
now but a (ouple of houses reinimed where once stool
a flourishing towna. This was the rallying point for
th Whigs in the upper part if Ca rolinia dtring the
I war of the uecition-and a fierce and loody en
ga,'gement wook 1.lace between themn and the Royal
Troops on anu adjaceti eineinnce. Htere, toi, for nany
years, the ecales o' justice was holil by lnl even hated,
foar the benetit Utf parties litigant in. the upp'er poriWon
of the Staite. 'There is miuch of historic interest
throwna nrniad this pin5ce, ind it will over remaain nisa
eiited with ther early sn.uggles of our coutry foer
freedoman. At lenagtha we reach Edgefield Court hlouse
-panin~iig t he benutifully arranged residenices of Cluin.
e.lUr W airdlaw, Cot. Carroll, Dr. Waldlu anad othiers,
ue ire in the hecart .f the villa-erowded with ie
hiele.. &c., sand proetntig the appearnnee of antbusy
:.n-l ll:.uri.-uing pInce. We took tea nt the iHute!. :toi
:a the pien.-ee ofI inectinig with our friends, Maij.
Wtrighit, a praeleintg laiwyer of this place, itnd C. .
th:aler. Esi., who is noiw a disciple iof Blanckstmie.
Mr. Nichulas keep~s a good table. anti is quite aecomn
odailting' ad ihbliging to his guesta.
" Weha ol :-op e naugpsree-fourths of an
hour, when the Augausta singe (trove iup to the door.
t.was nlrenaly hark, nuid twenity-seven miles lay he
ciiwe us and ouir ,!stiniti on, lbut iwe had un accessionl
of nimbers to our tparty, anad f'rmua the jocular mannuser
with whaicha a corpulent (ierani, or Jew, wn.s receivedt
at the hiotel Iby los nieaniriinnaees, we saw at tance we
couldt tindu in him enoughi wit und vint to keep its
matanes. It turned ont nis we expected, anid whzat with
nueedtcte andi songi. we becgui led iaay the hours quite
inatured t'ace. haard his pinaytful stillies oaf wiit, inid wit
nies-cal his etlerts to atkehlisfelw-patssengers cheerful,
iad t herehrv soothlle the teldium iaf that ride, andi then
feel ii ,:de fi pirejudic towards a foreignier ?
-We camne ahout oneC Oclock in sight of Auagutsta.
Threce meiles in thle distmtien, the .-treet huniaps are :-ein
glimercing like a constellaetiun .t stairs, andt as we
aiear they inacretase in nutier until finally they. ri.-e
upona the sight in aill their beauty mutulbrillinneiy.
Auguasta is- do~ing a thriving trade, andl I tami told tby
the taerchanaits that businiess is nmore brisk thian it ever
haus beeni far iihis seeatin oif the y~eaur. The rail raind.
taid the rivra aiffordls fii hues far triade which nao othert
city in the $utile poisesses. Whilst ini llambnurg, ian
ntuaranty, I haad an opplortunaity ot' seeing the necw
an~tl splemaaid engine upont the Siouth Carilina flail.
r''nd, "Prestean $. Jiraiks," with a iaast excellent
iikenaess of' t':o lamnated dleceaseda, tand also an adami
rtilhe portait of the viener~iabe Jrudgu lustler, deceauseed.
It is thy Ilargest otaginte tn the road, tandl is the pride
andu ormnament o f the sante.
- in thae chime dayi, iln coaniy wvithi several friendh.
I uitt~el a b~arbaee' at Col. Ifinmtinond's :alills.nbouit
une~L imate aibove' lliumbuiarg. It wuas giveni by Cot. um
imonda to his nnerouhs faiendls. lle hits several hun-a
idred nieres of flue biottoim Itaml oan the Stavianaiai river,
ant the runad to thle bhnrbecuie rain tharough it. Athn, t
(ane huandrtedl acresi was pinttedl ina cott-n. and I should
jutdge it uveraged frini faur to five haeet high. The
b~altace, as far as I could see, was waeiviaag with thle
mtost choice corn. It was, itaieed. it charaining sight.
About two i'clock diaaaer was anunaced, aund thle
numiaerouis invited guests repauiredl to a iolore waitden
shade tor paurtake of a nauat smteaptouts enatertaiaanment.
Thaere were several distnguished gentluiemn pre-emit
tia jin in thme eimnviviinlity of die ocension andr tit en..
joyv thae m.Luny gouod thing~s so templtia! sia5retad before
TIIK SCIENIFIIC AMZNRICAN.
On aimatihwr ciibtrian will ho fountd the pcrospeetuts naf
thme 'irteenath Vunie o t hat parince of maechaanienil
papa1er.-. the '~ .Ancieitqc l aoirani." This ver pap jer
shioubil be in thbe h:.nds ofa e'very fu aimer, riaehaitieii tanda
sc'ientitie sta, 'ni the contry. it litbors witha force
ainu suace'ss tar theo developmentt of' thte Workshop tsn.i
Laeboratiory--a lauabit undr'.ikinag nt Stttannpted lay
any) oilier psapier published ini the Uiaited Status; and,
furthtermiore, it is pserfectly neutral itn poli tier,-and its
nmny erudite, scienitilie tamal well digested articles are
of tas imieu itmporrtance tu tihe hottest. " fire-eater "in
the S.iuth as they tare to the most hateful " negrao
lovring ttalitiojnist."~ It is a goodi thting. Read tihe
Prospectus and terms, iad send ona yourn names.
SA3VE I., SWAN &. Co.
These gcentleaiacn, Lotteary Mansagers, Bankers anid
Dealers ini Exchnu tge, Ut'neurretit .ainy and Specie,
have remoaved their offiee fr'om Atlantta to Augusita
ana and ay ho foumd ini thatAugusta liutel buildinm.
WIIAT'S TIIE MDITTEfl WITII TIIIC MANt
Mr. LI. .\. FIN. Editor of thie Lexinsgton Play, thuts
culogizes on a msaiden's love. Did you over read tiny
thisng ike it ? If Mr. F. is tnot alreadlya " benediet,"
lie is ce.rtinly ini an extremecly iuidaensanat predica
itnent-hoad uover hicels iin loave. liaut here is hisi un
b.,unded appujlasusu itn favor of a " matidena's loie."
Percahap~s lie is right in his oxtrauvaguint assertions:
" Ibiumaun nauture has mnn essenace tore pure, the
wvorld knowaus nothaing imore ehnte~t. hieauven has en
dowedl thme anertail heart with n teelinig mn.ro holy
thanat the nias'cent. afl-etionaa of' a :yon virgiu's soul.
The waramiest lanrgniape is too cathl to thaiiow forth
es-en a fainat ouitlinoe of thant itnthuusinstic seaahiiment.
And Godr has mnade the richsest Itingunigo hour ina thIaut
san respcect, heceause thme udeth of hearts thaat thrnilh
wiith hove's emaotionis, are too snu'red ier temtaihtiemn.
'Thie muisiet voiu'e acf lovse stirs thme soure of the swoet
est thaought within the hausmn ~reni t, amnd steals intue
th het mot rauteenn re'easset' ta seith, tcucthiing chorads
wsahi leve''r ibrat hcefero, aa d enahlag ito geuatle
e:nynniemueen.te hide'tiuius hop~te. till then unlknoawnm.
Yes tie light ut ni yoa'utu lmaidten's love, tbreeak dhim
lya abu t i tfult5lyupon tier na the silv ear lustro of a
'e.-r inerl throuaugh ta thickly wave'n Lu.ver:u tch
tiee i a.-t hhin.uh thaat mtattes hler chieek. aus site feels~ the
priatl itfuence', is fainit ail putre as tihat which a rouse
lent mitghat east iupomn a polaishaed matrblo. Buat how
rapiechly des tthat :;r..w stronugear, nntd thaut tbistheper
unttil the ai poerful ci'ulgeceeof the able irradiates eve
mryt cire' 'f her hte'art. tande ihnt era', glow aof than
oilier sudelases Uverly t'cctaire of her coaauteantc."
" A day of national thanksgiving is being urged
The following lines on the death of Mrs. Sin.nu S.
EHAnNTovoN, wife of Dr. II. W. IIAnitINOTON, and on
ly surviving child of lion. J. B. O'NRA.L and Ilrrrx
O'NaL., who died at Newborry, on the 5th August,
we find in the Patriot & Jooidtufaer. They evince
more of that real sympathizing sweetness and genu.
ine beauty thau is usually exhibited in similar poetic
effusions of the present day.
Oppressed with a burden of sorrow and grief,
11er husband and children weep o'er her,
And deaf to the voice that would offer relief,
Her parents in sadness deplore her.
And kindred have fanned her and pillowed her head
Anil witnessed her triumphs in dying,
And.thc heart-stricken servants shed tears on the het
Where the kinil and the gentle was lying.
As a dutiful child, an affectionate wife,
A inther, a mistress. a neighbor,
Her kintdness antiented tho pleauares of life
And lessened the weight of its labor.
But the angels looked on her, and thought it wa
That the ties of this earth should be riven,
And that her dear spirit, so pure and so sweet,
Should soar home to her sisters in heaven.
Then why should we murmur or weep o'er the tom!
Of a saint to her consorts united,
Far, far from this world of darkness and gloom,
Where hepo and fruition are blighted?
Oh no! let us rather rejoice she hath flown
To the hono of her Gol anl her Saviour,
To fill with the ransomed a place at His throne,
And share in His glories forever.
Columbin, S. C., Augnt 22l. 1857.
t- RVt a capital article pulblishel in this issu
addressed to the Trustee.s 'f the South Carolina Col
lege. A continuance of this subjcct will be given ne:
gy WILL the Newberry Mirror do us the favor I
publish our reply to the article of the Charlesto
Mercury headed the "South United," in which w
are charged with having " defended or supported
WALER? Fair play is all we ask.
p- CnAn.tm IC sys, Postniaster at Hamburg,ho
on hand a lot of first-rate Cigars, t for sale cheal
Send us on a bunch or box, Cu.uRma. of those mail
"fight brown Rio Ilondas "-such as Lr.o keeps
and charge to the Edgcfield & IHnamburg It. It. Con
p B always at leisure to do good; never mal
business an excuse to decline the offices of humanit;
gW Wuy is a hundred dollar bill like the corn
of a house ?
Becauso it is hard to raise.
Eg Tue * Com,-nty Gentleum'N," published
LtVnaia Tuerr.a & So-,. Albany. N. Y., at $2 per At
nun in advance, still pays us its regular weekly visi
as punctual as possible. The " Working Farimer
eited by Prof. M &IPs A Wis. Doncv, at $1 a yea
also asu:mes a degree of promptness we would like I
see snme of our Southern agricultural works imitat
These are excellent papers.
M' Tnm1 "Butler Guarls" of Greenville, inter
giving hi.A Excellency tiov. A.r.sToN, a Ball at ti
Mansion Iluise, in tiat plaice, this evening, the 2d in
gj Tur Professors of Erskine College have fo
lidden the students tho privilege of organizing
Lodge of Sons of Temperance in that Institutio
pg So'tic one hats wisely enid " if a woman wou
inive the werbil respect her hsusbanil, she must set (
7~hTiur wife of MoxToostr.nr LAnDT. living
Iistatoan, trceen county, Mo., not long since present
her husbandi with three buys at a birth, this bcing t
third "currence of the kindi in three years. If
were Mr. Lj.%xrr we would petition for a dlivorce rig
oi Nine children in three years ! Horrible!
pgI-r is affirmed by those having charge of t
books of the Accessory Transit Company that '7,01
men were shipped tup the Saun Junn river for Walke
anul 3,50t0 fronm California. Gien. W's soecretary esi
mates that noit fewer than 5,700 tillibusters have fouw
graves in Nicaraguat.
;?'- Gias. ResK's seat in the Senate from Tex
will isrobaubly lie fillcit by Ex-tiovernor J. P'inckn<
llenderson the intimate frienil nad former ipartner
Gen. Rtusk ini the pr::.:tiee of law.
gy Tsi:nx will be two new sates a1sking for a
mission into the UnLimn at the :ipptroacinmg sesiton
Cogrss-Katnsas and Y.fnne..ota. The intellige
Wa.,hiingtoin coirrespondient of ,..'l. Furney's In
of ''piniu that bioth will pre.:ent tiinitselves as
9.cT- A~ rasttlesunke tweiity feet long was, kille.1
cetly in Ilarizan t'ornity, Kyv. It hado t wrentyi-eig~
rat tle.--the iirst was four incihes ini ttianecter, the rc
decreaing in size ti the last.
faT TttFanE is a tiwvn out in Texas in which it
anid there is lbut one graiv", upon the slab of which
written the following ep'itaiph:
l'mlerneath this turf dithi lie.
Pbick to hack, ity wife andi L
tienerous straunger, spa~re the tear,
.For' co'nhl she upenak. I ennumot heat'.
lin: hpiler far than when in life,
Free frain noise anl f-ree fromn strife.
When ctu bist trnnip11 the air shall till,
lI she gets up. I'll just lie st:il.
LATER FROM EUROPE.
A~IUyI . L (f TIlE .9'TEA MEl A.IIEIlIC..
11.5 .1 txx. Aug. '.!--Thec Britiali and Nori
Amrican steammship Amiericas, Capt. Alex. Ryri
has arrived, with Liverpuool dates to Saturda
Aug nst 1~2th.
Li vmttroot,, Aug. 15.--Th Coton market wv:
fin with an advatneintg tenden':c.nmllhotigh pr'ie
were untchange~d. Thle sales of' the we.ek at
noit given, atlthough speucniti atr acnd 'xlotel
tok 7000i lh's. T'he stock ohf Ametcrican
stated to he .'s80,t000 lb.ies. 'The sale's on Frt
dy e'venitig w'ith a decided mi vaeing~ tenidene;
Ltvtrt'om. Busm..ws-irrs .\hnmur.--In con.
qunc of' the iufavo rale conidit ion oif thme crop
breastuffu genternily have slightly adlvanteet
W heat exhibits ansimprosvemient ini denand an
prie, and flour closed with an upward tendes
e. Corn has slightly dleclined'.
*Ltvumnm'oi. Puoistos M~uA:-, r.- -Provisioti
LuJXI"'N Mtossy M.taKI.r.-Comnsol' have in
proved and quoted! fwirm at !i to 99J8.
Hsvtts M.stter.-Newv Orleans tres Orditnaii
Grsen~ut.1xmEI.IrXEs.-TheC Atlanic 'Tel
grapht enhide parted thmree hundred anid t hiri
ies from Va'tlentia on the msorhingc of' thme ilt
August. All the vessels were returtning to Eng
htnd. The D irectors of' the companyt~s atre vet
saginie of' the ultimate success of' the enitei
psrise. A coniferensce wa calletd to be heldi
Loidon ott Satturday the 15thi itnst., to determin
if it is most politic to go ont or wait tuntil ansothe
Thle Idian mail has arrived, which bings th
int'lliece that D elhti has not fallent. Ous ths
27tt .,iu there haid ben h'ethier mtuitiny ntuon
the Itoipi. 'Thie IH'ngal armyv is defu'tnet, hu
lobtay and Madies remaini loval. It is believel
tht the crisis1 is passed. TIhis news has beel
very favorably recerivedl its London, and ha
casedl an adv'anee in Contsol..
There is nuothing important from Chitna.
Scan~ n) :. tt..tssKs avY 'rtE Acats.--Th
1otoni Journal of Saturday last states that ther,
is now storeLd on the Bloston whiart', South lios
tut, in bond, over six atcres of these two article:s
Thsere are also large qiuntities ini othser locali
ties. The P'hiladelphia lInquirer satys:
We learn that a harge wvholesaile dealer here
wlo stupplieis many retailers, reports that he hsa
tt sol a teithl parit of the itmsount of these at
ies this venar, compared with his f'ormter sales'
vry f'ew finmilies use acid fruits this yeasr o
put up pueserves, andt every famtily purchases
potad or two inistead ol' thteir usual barrel o1
half barrel. Browns sugar at 14 and whtite al
15 cnts per p)ountd, and New Orleans mtilasse:
at 75 cetits per gallon, is too high for constumpj
tion. Withmi a year or two New Orleans mo
lasse has been thecre purchased at 12} cents pei
For the Advertiser.
TO THE MANAGERS OF ELECTIONS OF SOUTU
The undersigned Committee on the part Qf tl
Manigers of Edgefield beg leave to call the atten
tion of the Managers throughout the State to th
accompanying Reso!utions passed by them at Edge
field C. H., on the 15th day of October 1856.
WHEREAs, The Managers of Elect:ons find I
onerous and expensive in discharginu the duty as
signed to then, and believing that some compen
sation should be allowed as an incentive to a faithfu
discharge of duty-past experience having prove'
that incompetency and neglect of Managers in sev
eral instances, has caused elections to be conteste<
and thereby run the State to needless expenst
Aw WUHREAS, We believe that if some comper
sation were allowed, willing and competant person
will be found to conduct the elections nnd guar
the purity of the ballot box so necessary in a RC
publican Government. lie it therefore
Resolred, That a Committee of three he appoini
ed by the Chair to memorialize the Legislature o
the subject-asking that Managers of Elections b
exempt from patrol and Militia duty, and that the
open the polls but one day and count the votes
their respective precincts. -
Whereupon Messrs. E. W. SErIaLs, TUoXA
CRAFTON and PATRICK COLEMAN, were appointe
by the Chair.
Resolved, That ie respectfully invite the Mani
gers of Elections throughout the State to join i
by making a similar petition.
Resolred, That the Secretary of this meetir
send a copy of these proceedings to the Chairma
of the Managers in each District.
In compliance with tliose Resolutions we dre
up a petition to the Legislature which, we a
pleased to learn, met with a very favorable consi'
eration by the Committee on Privileges and Elc
tions, and is to be reported on at the next meetir
of the Legislature.
The Committee will doubtless be influenced
o their report by the interest manifested by Man;
a gers in other Districts, and, although we kno
o there is no general election which will call ti
" Managers together before the next Session, still
the Chairman of the Managers at each Con
A House would draw up a petition, a poution if not
. majority, of the Managers could sign and hal
d their petitions before the Committe by the 41
- Mond.ty in November next. This would great
I strengthen our position and insure a favorable r
port which is very desirable, for unless some law
:e passed then, no change can be effected under fo
r. years; for the changes, asked for in our petitic
r Me1uires an alteration of the Constitution, whi
can only be done by two Legislatures of differe
'T An) one that will examine the Records of t1
. Legislature for the last thirty years, and see C1
ts thousands of dollars expeniled on contested elk
tious (most if not all of which may be attribut
r, to the negligence, and perhaps ignorance of Man
" gers) will be easily convinced, that some change
- our system of conducting elections is needed. '
reason can b. found, or invented, why Managers
A Elections should not be compensated in some wv
" for their services whicoh are required by law to
J. rendered (in certain days, however inconvenient,
r- expensive it may be to them. There are amo
the fifteei hundred Managers in the State, nia
" poor men, whose absence from home two or thi
iays is an item of importance. When lie has
Id ride from tweinty to sixty iies and pay the atte
i danit expen:,eC on such a trip, it bcomnes a burd
which few are willing to bear.
at It is needless to expect the~ purity of the ball
n box to lie rigidly preser.ved until soin e law is pass
that holds out an inducement for men to beco:
r Managers. Under the present system .\. reque:
lt that B. he apponted in his place, which is accor
inid y done, however incompetent he is, or incon;
enient it may be for hiim to serre ; lie has nev
0 seen the lawa defining the duties. and powers
r, Managers, and (we think it very doubtful wheth
- one-tenth ofT the Managers have ever seen then
d it is not probable that hec can repeat, the oath I
qiuiredl to be taken before the polls are opeint
S ie proceeds therefore in an irregular, illegal ma.
O'ner ii this moet imiportanit business-serves (;
or tern, lhas Mr. C appotedl in his place ; and th
the thingr goes on abnt in regular rotation, eve
(- one anxiomus to get out. of an ofli e that brii
I nitiher honor nor p'rofit, but on the contraryi'
ttetnded inivariabily with trouble and expense.
Therc arc also many objections to the manner
counting votes: it opiens the door to fraudi anid e
e- riiptioi in the most enticing manner. We do
hi speak, of course, for all theC Districts, but geineral
st one Maniager takes charge (of the box or bag whl
the polls cloe, aid he thus has every opportunil
i. without the poiility of detection, of changi
is the votes before he reaches th- Court Hfouse, a
no means is h-it of ascertaiiing whieiher the tr
result is given or not. P'erhaps) tu', he muay
assisted ini counting the ballo ts by sonme unscruil
lots perison, for insteadi of the couniting of the lu
lots being exclusively contineid to the Manage
which i< the intention of the law strictly interp:
ted and (to performt their duty correctly, it appe:
to us that all the Managers who assemblue to coui
the votes should meet ini the Couet hi iue and~ th
and there count thme votes and declare the e!eetiri
:li it is the custom for each Manager on arriving
, the Court hlouse, to get aniy one lie can to assi
Y him to coiunt the ballots w5hichl lie has brought u
aid they retire to any convenient place, and
Sthis loose way a most important duty is dischiarge
.Uner sneh circumstances, it is inot -imipossible I
a dishonest partisan, who may be pecuniarilyi
iterested to change the result of the election. V
thiik it would lie best for the ballots to be count'
*at each precinct immttediately after the polls clot
whe p'ersn interested on boith sdes would pirob
-lly lbe present, and let the Managers certify tl
result, and si:;n their names anid aippoinit one
-their number to take the votes anid the result
icertifiled Li. the Court Ilouse, where lie should 1
cmpel~ld. uder penalty, to appeiar with the san
s ' the day iollowinig at 2? o'clock, P. M.
llatiing .wt forth our views ini ouir petition, v
refrain fi uam sayinug motre a rsn.Tesbe
i oine of vat i:.merest andl we ask our broth
Muh lagers iif thet. other Districts to shi.,w someic
teed. in this tipoirtam matter which will rcsiu
Vbeecticialy to all.
Ii E. 'C. SEillEL.S.
-1PATRICK COhEM.\N, Committee.
SThe papers of the State are earnestly ri
e quested to copy the above.
N\ovur, IYss<'irros..-Therie is aln inscriptio
e on a tombistotne at La Poinita, Lake Stperiol
e which reads as flllows :-4,.John Smith, neeidoi
i tally shot as a mairk or alfeetion lby his brother.
tThis, savs the North Caiitiirnian, remonds ui
' of oneC On : tombstone near Sanu Diego, whiie
a uns as followi --"This yero is snikridh to thi
a emryr of~ William lletry Skcrakiin; who cain
to his deaith lby bin shit with Colt's revolver
0one of tlh. uhf kid, bras moutntid anid of~ sue;
is the kingdom of heavin."
A New York correspondent of the Baltimor
-Sun writes as follow~s:
-The deision that Mrs. Cunningham is no
Mrs. Burdell was miaide ktnowin to her veste~rdo;
afteroon. It is saidl she~ bet rayed but lit
feeling, but expressed hierselt' in snteh a way a
to create an iunplression thait it was just as s
- expected. It is her privilege now to appeal
. th Sprmne Court, atnd thience2 to the Court c
r A ppels, but as she has exhausted all her re
Ssonres and is without frienids, it. is probable si
rwill resolve to abide the result as it stands. Sons
t persons now cotend that the Sturrogate's decis
ii tonwill relieve her from the charge of felony :
- regards the production of a false heir, but subi
. jeet her and her eldest datighter Augusta to
eprosecution for perjury, both having rep>eatedl
u~wbt to tb altg'edmaI~a w~tb r. ' sfll
For the Advertiser.
TO TEE HOME OF NY CHILDH00D.
Dear home of my youth,
Scene of friendship and truth!
Would again I could visit thy bowers;
My soul would repine,
'Neath the grief of my mind,
When I'd think of my once happy hours.
Oh! could I again,,
Free my bosom of pain,
I'd return to thy hills in my bliss;
Every form once so dear,
Should be seen through a tear,
When remembering my past happiess.
Again would I tread
Near the graves of the dead,
And think of those dear ones I loved;
Whose forms -ver bright,
Shed a halo of light,
Round the scenes of my youth, when I roved.
But alas! 'tis in vain,
That I hope e'er again,
t To review the bright days that have been;
Those moments I led,
Have long ago fled;
And with them the pleasure I've seen.
Then blest be the theme
s In remembrance's dream,
That recalls the bright visions of the pait;
May the scenes of my youth
Love, Friendship and Truth,
Be the words that I breathe as my last.
THE SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH CABiLE.
The accident which caused the breaking of
the cable three hundred and thirty miles from
Valentia was not the first and only break which
occurred. The annexed statement shows that
a the cable first parted at a distance of only four
- miles from the shore:
W By British and Irish Magnetic Telegraph.
e VALENTIA, Aug. 8.-On Thursday, soon after
if the ships sailed for Newfoundland, and when at
rt the distance of four miles from thelanding place,
a ain accident happened to the thickest shore end
of the cable, which became entangled with the
e machinery and broke at that point. The ship's
h boats ws-re engageld until the afternoon of yes
ly terday (Friday) in underrunning the cable from
.V the shiora% to the place where it was broken, and
there j.oinig the two ends nain. This opera.
tionlos been most successfully performed-the
joint is sperfectas any part of the cable, and
n, tihe continuity and insuliation of the wholelength
,11 having leen ascertained by the severest test, the
lt squadron instantly set sail at about sunset ot
the evening of yesterday. and have kept up con
tinned intercourse through the wire to the shore
of Valentia since that time up to this hour, half
past nine on Saturday. The ships are now
twenty-two miles off; tie weather beautiful and
d the sea calm.
a- Another account of the accident, says:
i At four o'clock everything was made ready for
a fair start; the anchors were weighed, the men
statioted at their places on the coil and at the
paying out machinery, and in half an hour after
IV the vessel was moving slowly and steadily out of
be the bay, at the rate of about two miles an hour.
r, The machinery appeared to work better or as
well as when it was tried before, and the cable
v passed out over the stern without interruption of
any kind for about three-quarters of an hour,
when suddenly it surged off the sheaves of one
to of the wheels'and was jammned in the machinse.
ix. A n attemupt wa':s maide to ext ricate it, but before
., it could be accomplished, the great strain that
was brought upon it by the cntward motiotn of
the vesl and which could niol be arrested,
t pairtedl the cable. .It was impossible, under the
dcircumnstainces, to pirevenit such a catastrophe,
ec for once it got oft' the wheel no means that
as could have been adopted at the time would have
dsaved it from breaking. Ihad it parted oa board
the diiliculty mighlt have bieen remedied, but un
fortunately the point of separation was in the
ofThis at once brought matters to a stand still,
r btut as the only thing that now remained to lie
Ldone was to Ii'sh for the cable, or underrun it, the
services of' the Willing Mind, the little steam
boat which played such an importnnt part inth
dlanding oi' it, wer'e once more called into requi
Ssition. There wats no dllihendty in finding the
e Ispot whe ire the end hay, as a butoy attached to an
s anchor had been dropped right over it, but as
,.the pr'ocess of fishing for it was. rather tediouts,
it wats de.cidled to utnderruxn it from the shore-a
Sdistance of atbouxt four miles. One of the boats
tti-onm the Samucihanxna andl another from the
LeoplardI. were dtachedl, in connection with 1the
, Wiliing .\iind, for~ this work. and after considera
ble troublhie they suicc'ceed in underrunning it
ou lttS atar as th', buov, when the little steatmer
too xte end lil hoard jbr thme pups of pliein..
1Y Thi.s, hxowever, was .oitndlto lbe utterly impo~~;i
mi ble, Onl accounit of the roughness of the sea, and
, having made several unsuccessmxd attempts, they
.,were obliged to drop the end. The Niagara,
uder these circumstances, anchored onice more
* in Valentiam Bay', and this morning the process
i" of unaderrunnin'g ti-oxm thme shore was once more
e accomplished. The enid of the cable which
. was to b~e splicedl wats put on board one of the
.l Susqumehanna's boats, axnd the end from the
N~ iagzara tamken t'o it by the. Willing Mind. The
' onras the, *operativ3es fro"am the gutta percha
''woirks axre catlled, anmd thet wire~ splicers then went
rs ti work, aixd in abont two hours acecomphished
t the tatsk. The table was then dropped into the
L'i inv'. aund the continuitv having found to lie per
fe 'i the Niagara once mnore weighed anchoraxnd
astood out to sea.
OF AND TO THE PALKETTOES.
!"The last Marion American, of which BEN LANE
SPosnv, Es'j., is Emditor, containsthe followig:
r "We have commenced again, after a brief
inttermission, the chapters about the Palmettoes.
Those who subseribe now can get the whole of it.
eThe previous chapters have had no special con
d nection with the subject. The fact is, we were
,not ready to commence the subject, and we wrote
- jthose other chapters just as " a tub to the whale"
e --to satisty the demand upon us to write some
.thing. We now begin the real history of the
Panlmettoes. We have already received very
Smany subscribers from Sotuth Carolina, and hope
evet t'o receive mxore. The ,price of the American,
e containing the entire history is One Dollar.
We have a large numiber of the Palmiettoes,
our brothers in arms, among our subscribers,
e mi-~ ot' whoum held highm commands in the regi
t inment. Any thects, maemorandaxb, or suggestionsia
r I rexntrd to the campaign will be very gratefully
.re'eeived. We hope that some otlicer mn each
tcompatny will send us a communication upon the
tsub ject. Address Ben Lane Posey, Marion, Ala.''
Nxw Yong, Aug. 28,
MosaY PANIrc TN Nnw Yont.-It is currently
rumored on Wall street, that Jacob Little has
-again failed ihr 5,000,000.
Benedict & Co., & Fisher & Co., have also
failed, the liabilities of the former not yet ascer
tatined, and the latter is said to be a large
Jrohnu Thompson. the Wall street broker and
Bankd Note Reporter has failed too, for 3l4 of' a
million of dolhxr.s. He wa held to bail in the
sum of 15,000. There is something behind the
I he W\arre'n Bank of Pennisylvania and the
Kanawha~ Bank of Virginia, have also sus
o B IT U A R Y.
Dum, in Edgefieldl Villnee on the 2211 A uanst,
FlZ E/ I.ILEN, youngest danahtecr of Dr. and
Mrs. A. W. Youngbhood. Aged 2 years, 1 mxoith
and 4 days.
We have readh of the little bird that came in
summcr, and whilst the tree wvas green it sat and
satna merrily, but, when the chilling winds e.on.',
the tree withered nde the little bird flew away.
Thus, likc the little bird, was the spirit of little
Elza: it came to earth. andc in the freshness and
innocene" of mortality, its little voice was heard
in accents swecet and lovely, liut when death's cold
breath came, the body withered and the little spirit
DiED, on the 8th Augurt, WILLIAM ADOL
PHUS, only child of PtNEY and MiARY Ar