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Fron the Charleston Courier.
THE MERCURY AND THE RECENT ELECTION.
MEssas. EDrvons: As an independent citizen,
reared in the State Rights school, and uncon
scious of having at any time devia'ted from the
faith, I feel constrained to enter an indignant
protest against the attempt of the Mercury to
make and unmake States Rights Democrats at
its own sole behest. This print has, for a long
time, assuned tom dietate the principles. the
measures and polic of the State. In ill this it
has been suflicienuth narrow, proscriptive, and
denunciatory, lut it is a step beyond to under
take to select the imn who shall be voted fur to
sustain the pritciples, measures, and policy
which the Xerury itself accepts.
The Mercury of the 27th tells ts that "Mr.
Barker's position" in the late electionewas " all
~ that the States Rights Demoeracy eotol desire."
vet he was not thtir "man," an; their friends
ihroughout the State atre- congrat-:ated on his
defeat. And this is proelained in thet ihee of
the admission, that what ar conceded to he true
" principles woull have trinumphed" in his ste
i.s it to be tolerated, that a press is titus not
only to erect its Proernstean bed upon which
wen are to be placed, and the rack applied it
they are too short, and limbs lopped oil if too
lun'g, but when a man is found to fit-who, in
his own fair proportions, is neither too long or
too short, who is " all that State Rights men can
desire"-yet he is put under the bnt, he and his
supporte-, because he is not ".their man!" as
meaning the Mercurys selection, for in examin
ing the article to which I allude, it will be seea
it can mean nothing else.
The Mercury says that " Mr. Whaley notori
ously was the catndidate of the States Rights
Dentttoeratic party." When was he selected ?
Where nomrinated? How did he become their
candidate ? And why, I ask, wns he chosen as
the standard bener of the States Rights Demioc
raey? - -
I, for one, know of no mecetinig of the party
of no cotnsultatiotn of a general character among
those usually taking an active interest in such
proceeditngs; Again,. 1 ask, by what authority
the Mercury savs that Mfr. Whaley was "noto
riously the catndidate of the States Rights Demo
Has it 'onme to this, that the Mercury selects
the candidate? Like other sovereigns, it asay
.have a conisuning cabinet. Cabinets, htoweve3r.
Pare usually political, and to some extent, repire
sent a party. Is not this cabinet mneh more
-p-:rsonal than political in its comiplexioti?
Itf "Mr. Bark'r's position is all that; the States
Rights Demnuer:tey et d(e.,ire," in what hadl Mr'.
Wh-aley the adlvantage persomnally, so us to mtake
h:tm "niotoriously the canl~dite of the States
Ri.ghts Deimocra: it party':
Were his poide:, l:.: "States Rights" Demo
cratie. or *. la: .1: ri:ry, thani 3tr. Banr-r's in
1-00-'51i, wh~en he was understoo~d to ;;oc
t'io "compromni.e" and ojppose secessiotn, what'
-separate" or' in cooertionm ?" Or when h;
acted as Vice Prmesidentt to a Whig Convention
and supportedi General Scott foir the Presidency
-when lie contribtetd to sustain a Scott and
anti-Pierce paper after his return ; or. at a latter
p.::i, wrhen he wrote his letter to Judg~e Ma
gr'ath, e'nrolling hudmself as a " National Demto
wat. nid landintg die "Cincininati Convention ?"
Were these the anttecede.nts making him par X
cellence the cantdidate of the States Rights Dem
oeratie party, ini preferencee to Mr. Barke~r, whose
antecedets were ahvays States Rights and
Democratic, who declined to go as a delegate
unider Juz'rt Maigratht's af pointmeont, andI whoseo
p->sition: at the titme wa~s "all" tha-t could lie
Does it not resolve itself into this. thtat an.v
b dy.-Whig, U2nion-mant, Comipromise-mtana Cit.
whether he is ay one oIr all of thtese:, he betcomies
thec candidate of' the "States Rights D~emocrattic
party," pr'oc~dtd the Mercury andl its Casbinet
approve; and anly other person, through "-ali"
that the party "can: desire," is not o-tdy to be0
opposed durintg thec canvass, but his defe.~at held
up as a cause of congratulation throughout the
Will independent men, free 'nen. Democrats,
8.vii Carodinians, submit to be thus Press
it is t'me that real States Rights men-not
self-seek.:rs but having at heart the interests of
thte State and the South firm in thecir own cont
v'ictions, but tolerant of' ditlference-conitent to
persuade rather than driva-desirinig harmtony
and not distractiont. should lunitet to preventt anyv
journal front assuming to dictate atccoarding t-;
its ilil, the opiioust ritnd p~rinciplets of the State.
Againi, the Mercury speaks ot the result of
the late electionl "as dletermtinitng the feelings
and opinions of the people of Chinrleston, with
respect to parties in the State and the policy of
the general governmnent." Is it possible that
the AFrcury can beieve that statement to be
true ? It is news to most of the voters.
Does the Mercury mneani to imply that the 1699
v,.ies east for Mr. Whaley were States Rights
I)emocratie votes, and the 1073 cast ihr Mr.
Bairker wecre the voles of men opposed to the
de-trinets and' princiiple~s of thet Sum hernt Rights
19oene.as exptressotd itt the resotlutionts
( ane: ;t.t by:I .5sIeur.) pasotl at the'
meeima at pat~ny in Augutst, 1855? Does
nt tbe Mecrcurg know that the fact is other
The fifth resolution adopted at dint meeting
reads as follows:1
"Tihat in the opinion of' thais meeting the exis
tenice and progress of the organization, known -
as the Order of Know-Nothings, is opposed'i
thieore-tically and practically to the principles
wicih have' hitherto characterized South Caro
lina as a State, and the fAthern Righsts Party
everywhere, and render a re-organization of that
party in South Carolina a matter of implerative
duty with those who remain steadfast in the
Otto of the Editors of the Mreryr' was of
th2 Committee 'which framed these resolutions--~
all of them approved.
Now, the "organizafn" known as the Order
of "Kuow-Nothing" may or may niot be dead,
* au is it not "nlotorious" thtat tho majority of
th -ho then counstituted that Order supported
31'aly ? I shall ntot pry into the secrets j
ot the M~er-cury's cabinet, but I doubt whether
quondam Know-Nothings may not be fountd
Dnas not the Jercury know that very many p
-, ..rm ncnie party nolitics as in- ;
br Mr. Whaley, (a very pleasant .and estimable tr
rentleman) purely on personal grounds? ti
Is it not a fact "notorious" that many voters
wfere, as they believed, coinmitted to Mr. Wha. z(
ey before Mr. Barkerewas presented as a candi- n
late, and that these gentlemen voted irrespec- p
tive of any political issue? o
Mr. Barker was a very young- man, brought
out only seven days before the election-but lit- a
tLie organization among his friends, and no dis- fI
tinct party issue presented.' But notwithstand. i
ing this, 1 am of opinion that Mr. Barker, who fi
had done good service in 1855, got a decided c
majority of those who, with the asaistance of a
the Mercury, re-organized the Southern Rights
party at the meeting referred to in August of' e
Why should the Mercury arrogate all the ii
credit of the late triumph to itself ? Does the s
Mereury supose that the magnificent vote in a
Ihe Upper V ards was effected by its lucubra- c
tions on Kansas and the Cincinnati Convention?
Will it give no share of the credit to its Know- I
Nothing allies? But Mr. Whaley himself-will i
the iercury concede nothing to his good-hu- a
mored face, his falreile manners, his many high r
qualities, and his skill in the way of making t
friends in a contest not acowedly of a party i
The late election proves nothing but the old u
lesson, that combination and energy can always
carry a community when it is caught napping. t
For one I am now WIDE AWAKE. v
Flom the Charleston Standard.
THE MERCURY AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS.
We have heard much during the last year of
"Freedom of the Press." What does the term
mean, and what is the "area" of this freedom?
D ies it include editors only, and those who speak
what they wouldl wish to (1o, but perhapa dare
not? Or does it embrace the citizen who differs
from the Press and desires to be heard ?
The public have some interest in the solution
uf the-se questions. If the Press can utter what
it pleases, and stifle all reply, then its boastful
" freedom" is a hateful tyranny. It gives power
to the Press, and curtails in a like proportion
the liberty of the subject citizen.
The ercury misrepresents the circumstances
of the late election. A short reply is admitted,
which is followed by another article reiterating
the misrepresentation, and containing a uisrep
resentation more gross, if possible, of the circum
stances of the election last fal, accompanied
with the declaration that its columns are closed
to any rejoinder. This is "Freedom of the Press,"
according to the Yereury! Does the Courier
recognize the same rules of action? If so, the
community should know, and shall know, how the
"Freedom of the Press" in Charleston, affects
the freedom of the citizen.
If' there be an independent Press in the city, I
claim a place for a counter statement, to be paid
for if required, but a place where the discussion
of such matters are looked for, and not among
1 hi advertisements of dry goods and groceries.
You inserted my correction of the first state
:nent, for which I thank you-curtailed, it is true,
and the point somewhat blunted if' not altogether
destroyed. But of this I make no con plaint. I
ask to correct the misstatemient which has been
added to the original one.
The Mercury's correspondent (endorsed edito
rially,) says that "last fall the National Demo
crats put lorth Mr. Porter as their candidate for
the Senate. The State Rights Democrats sup
ported Mr. Whaley."
How are the facts ? Mr. Porter's only party
nomination for the place of Senator, dates us far
back as 1848, when he was " put forth" by the
" saylor Democrats," a .strictly sectional party
opposed to the nominee of' the National Deto
eratic Convention, (en. Cass, whom the Xercury
supported. In 1852, he was re-elected, without
a nomination, atid untopposed. in 1856, he being
the incumbent of eight years' standing, was
again -a candidate, w-ithiout the nomitnation of any
kind. Mr. Porter had sanctioned sending de 1
gates to the Cincitnnati Convention. I was one
who regretted this movement, but like the great
majority of the City atnd the State, thought it no
sutlicient cause for dividing our people. While
Mr. Porter was thus a candlidate for re-electionI
to the Senate, Mr. Whalcy was presented--i will
not say " put forth," or by whom-as a candidate
ihr Congress. Mr. Whaley though in 1850 and
'1a Whig, Utnion man--and supporter of the
odious Comtpromiso Acts-was then reeognized1
as a Democrat, standing on the principles avowedl
in his letter to Judge 31arrath. Thiis implicated
him in the Cincinnati Conventioti movement
much more decidledly than 3Mr. Porter. If. there
ev-er has be.en a period (which I doubt) when
Charleston has hind befure' htr people1 a candlidate
running specially as a National IDemuocrat, it was
duritng the short time thait Mr. Whaley was in the
fiEl with Ueni. Gadsden and Col. Cutnnitngham.
While thsing.; wecre in this conidition, Judge Mla
grath was brought out, not on a'i-ounzt of~ his
Cincinrnati Convention views, bnt with at least a
portion of his supporters in spite of them, Mr.
u'haley- thereupon declined, evidently shewing
that he- had expected support from the same
Circumnst ances too painful for public discus~ion,
hut which still may have their privat-e infhience, t~
induced Judge 31agrnth to withdraw from the
eanivass. The Hon,. Wmn. P. .Mhles, thetn and lII
now- 3Mayor of the city, was nominaatedr as a ca-.
didata-, at a large meeting of the citizens, .,d i
elected by a largi' majority of' the district. Who ~
were they who nominated and electedl Mr. Miles ? "
Does tnot the Xereur'y know that there werec in
the city, .subistantially the same persons and the
samneJparty who had made him M1ayor in 18~55 ?
Does the J/krcury ignore the meeting held in
Hibernian Hall in August. 1855? It is but two
years ago. If the Mery lad really at heart "
the cause of' Southern Rights, and desiredl to ad- t
vance that cause, rather thain its ihvsorites, itt
would oftener recur to the plaitform then adopted, ii
and upomi which the Southern Rights party then a
re-origanized achieved so sigtial a triumph. The
il:rcury was with that party, and aided in that C
triumph. The~se, I say, were " notoriously" thea
men who 4put forth'" Mr. M1iles. Byv whom w-as
he opposed ? Chiefly by those whoma the Mercu
ry/ had joined itn denouncing in 1855-the
Know Nothings, or those who had lately been so..
The Executive Committee appointed by those
who nominated Mr. Miles, adoptedi Mr.'Porter E
and placed him on the ticket with Mr. Miles. Ini ti
this way only was he ever- "put forth" by anya
party. Are thiese--the former asstociates and d
co-adjuters of die Me'rcuryi-thle National Demo- p
erat, now denounce-d ? Why National Demo- ip
era':ts ? Mr. Miles never approved the Cincinna- Ik
ti Convetntion movement, itnd no man. per'haps, a
in the .State w-as btetter entitled, from his antece
lents, to be considlered thoroughly State iights
imi Southern lRights thain he-uidess his being
a Co-operationist in 1850 and '51 excluded hini 82
ioni that category ?
Is that the test with the XWtrcury f Then how a:
e-omnes it that Mr. Whaley is such a favorite, who 2
lien was a Uniotnist, a compromise man, and af- r
Lterwardls a supporter of' General Scott against ti
lie AI'rcury's sole Northertn exception, Gen. w
Pierce. Now-, if Mr. Porter was "putt forth" at ft
!!i, it was by the saume party which "pt forth"
Is it not " notorious" that Miles and Porter.
nm the tmain, ran together, and Gen. Gadsden and
Mlr. V. hal-y? Yet the Xefrcury says that " the ir
'ationual Democrats put forth Mr. Porter," and t
the tStte iights Democrats supported Mr. p:
'lhe meti whotn the Merrcury joined in denoun- tu
:itng, as "opposed, theoretically and practically to
o the~ principles which have hitherto character- lii
soil Sotuth Carolina as a State, and the Xoutharn ,.]
Wiyhits party everywhkere," and whose action hind in
'endered a "rally and re-organization of the
outhcra Rights Party ian imperative ditty in th
outh Carolina," tire sumddleJy converted, in the *
yes of' the Me-cury, to "the States Rights Deam- w'
serats," and their old associates, whether they ta
rill or not, are made those most odious of all pn
lings, as it is the Aercury's cne nowo to repre- ly
emit affasirs, "the National Democrats." The lot
auiqjuished Know-Nothings, or those who were to,
a in 1855, and as such then, most signally de
,ated, are nuow, with the Mercury, "1/he State hit
" The times have been . *t
hat when the brains were out the man would die, ri
nil there an end ; but they rise againi pri
ud psh-uswfrom our sloo!s." bii
This is had enougb ; but that tho MercuryI tha
ir old coadjutor, which oxclamimed, o'n that oe. bei
usmon, "magn~a pars fuli," which really was ol
irt anda parcel of' the conquering forces, thoughI
t perhaps the "bead and front" as it then I I
ahnhd tEb'd ahndtuf awr u
annerly intruders, is too much to be -borne pa
In all seriousness, I appeal to my fellow citi
ms, among whom I was born, to say whether a
ewspaper is to be allowed to assign to nie my
>litical position, and deny to me even the right
Am I who, from birth, nurture, education and
isociation, an as likely to possess a heart that
els, and a head that understands what are State
ights and Southern Rights, as any one of the
>ur or half dozen editors that supply the Mer
ury, to be disparaged before my fellow-citizens,
miung whom I always have lived and always
ean to live and to be denied the plain right of
1planation and self-defence. If I stood alone,
-hit is my case to-day, might be any man's to
iorrow. But I represent now, and on this occa
ion, a large body ot native South Carolinian!,
nd true Southern men denied a hearing in the
ity of their residence.
This is a question far above any involved, M
conceive, in the recent election. Mr. Whaley
i a gentleman whom I respect pernonally. and I
b)solve him from all participation in the miare
Dsentation "put 'orth," and in regard to wlich
ie Mercury refuses to allow "farther discussion"
iits columns. The majority of those who voted
>r Mr. Whaley are conscious, and, as honorable
ien, I doubt not, would admit that the Mercu
y has, I will not say intentionally, nisrepresen
3d the motives controlling them in casting their
It is the unjust attempt of this press to elevate
s personal fiavorites at the expense of others,
hat I considerr the subject of reprobation.
The Mercury rejoices in the soubriquet of the
Iotspur of the Press. It "cavils," no doubt,
on the ninth part of a hair" where only the
ublic good is concerned; but, like Hotspur, to
a irell-desereing friend," its charity and gene
osity knows no bounds. I remember an old
dy, once wvell known among the religious com
aunity in this city, whose views on theology
,ere those of the extremest Calvanistic school.
Lecording to her public avowal of doctrine
narrow," indeed, " was the way," and " few,"
cry few there were who walked therein. But
o kind was the old lady's temper that, through
ut her very long life,'no friend of hers ever
ied, that she did not perceive abundant evidence
f "redeeming gract." Whether from a kind
eiper or not, I will not discuss; but the Mer
ury is very like her in throwing the mantle of
harity over its friends, while the faggot and
take is too good for all others who cannot walk
he " Al Sirat" of their erection.
ARTHIUR S!MMiNS, EDITOR.
EDGERIRLD, 5. C.
WEDINESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1857.
Oi: Editor is still al-sent on his pleasure
eeking Northern excurion. Hie will be at homo
THE ICANSAS CAUSE.
Particular attention is directed to the card of Gen.
V. C. Monioxs, calling on the subscribers to the
iansas cause to come forward and pay up. All in
erested should respond promptly, as their generous
ubscriptions are now wanted.
IEVIVAL IN' THE MET11OD1ST CHURCH.
While there are revivals generally in most of the
:hrche-s of all denoininations throughout the Dis
riet, we are highly gratified in announcing that the
dietbodist Church in our Town is eniiing a refresh.
ug senson of Divine favor. The mee-ting has been
egularly progreaving for the buit two .weeks, uder
le ministration of the Rev. J. A. Ponysu,. assisted
my the Rev. Mr. Pramror and the Roy. Mr. lu.L,
ih several others. A goodly number hss been ad.
led to the Church, and numbers are enquiring ster
he "truth as it is in Jesus." May the ble'ssingR of
lie Lord still be poured out until there will ho none
oft who are not rejoicing in that, "hello which ma
:eth not ashiamed."
NEW COTTON IN HAMBURG.
The first bale of new cotton was receivedl in H1am.
urg, on the 2nd inst., from the plantation of Mr.
lEO. A. Mi-Kin, of this District, and was sold to the
nterprising House of Messrs. li.tnteos, & Lain, for
S eents. It classed fair. If our memory serves us
right, Mr. McKra carried the first bale of new cot
on to that market last year, on the 11th of August.
The Auigusta Ec-..-,id Jh'apuch, of Thursday, says:
" The lirst new ,:-ttoni rceivedl in Augus~ta fromn
.rst hani.ls, was brought in on yes5terdtay, from the
latatiton oif Jonahani Taylor, of Eleliieldl District,
.C.. andh was sold byv Me~srs. Posullain, .Jenningr. &
'o., to .\r. T. 8. Metcalf, for 10 renit.s per lb. It
hassed miiddliing fair. It'wasi stored in thu warehoause'
f J. 11. Anderson at Co."
Mr. Rt. M. FCLerIIe, of this District. lhrs hand the
indnes' to send us a bottle of exicellent Syrup f-i-m
ao Chineso Sugar Cane C.rni. In ai priv:mte no'te he
iys : " The corn cut from a patch mceasuring I15 ynr-Is
*ng andl 9 yards wide. made four gallouis like the am
le sent."~ A good yielId we think--and this r-xper.
tent of Mir. FerJ.LEWn', serves tn strengthen our high
pinion ini favor of the Chinese Sugar Cano.
THlE SOUTIIERNY LIGIIT.
Such is the title of a new daily paiper, published at
ulumbia, by JBnotounros & W~Au~su, at $-4 per an
umn. '(he " Southern Liqgt " i.s a v..ry hiandsome.
ad neatly printed p~taer, and is wel illied with a
ustefutl variety of interesting andl useful reading mait
:r. The editorial do-purtament is conducted with spir..
,-anid the Editora, who are both practical printers
ad energetic writers, will, we donlbt not, make the
Lgt"a valuable and very interesting sheet. We
irdially extend theum the right hand of friendship.
ad bid them Godl speed in their undlertahing. Spe
men copics may bie seen at thin ofiie.
" A PRNNY WKSE."
A friend of ours, Mr. Tuos. E. Cn.rms, who has
ined much celebrity in this and the adjoining Dis
'ies, on aceount of crtatin suplerior Ginis, Thrashers
2d Fans anufialactured lay him, has seen proper to
tsontinne hiis ndvertisement, tharough fear, it ny
,ars, of nectually f-etting too muchA arork to do. We
bldish hi.< note b-elow, as it contains an honest nue.
aowledgmaent in favoir of advertisiag in our paper,
id trust lie will pardon us for so doing. Read the
llowinag, ye merchuants, miechanics, planters and oth.
's, who cannot see the utility or economy of adverti
ng, andl puarsuc a different course in futurc.
Genalemen: -I am now crowded with workr-hav-e
I many calls for my thins. Thrashenra and Fauna as I
.n possibly supply for the present at. lenst-there
re, I hope you will stop my advertisemeent forthwith,
r I know it is the Mlrctiner ns well as the stisfuac
ry performance uf my Gina, &c., that has given my
ork such notoriety. Send on your bill against me
r advertising, and I will cheerfully pay it.
Yours Respectfully, T. E. C.
MONEST OLD POMWEY.
One day last week as Pompey, a negro man belong.
g to Mr. L. 0. LovELesss, was leisurely driving his
tam from llamnburg to this plae, he espied a few
cces ahead, directly in the roaad, a likely looking
,oket Book, whereupon he dismounted, and after
rning lis prize over two or three timtes, ho grunted
himself, " Humph ! Wonder who drap dis ? Look
:a like him fat irid do dollars. De question am now,
ant shall I do wid it?" Hero ho scratched his bead
a thoughatful monad, and on taking a "sober, second
aught," came to the following conelusion, "well,
a thing sartin lhe no b'long to dis child-darfore I
it 01pen it, cane I got no business in dar-but I'll
to 'em to do Court House, and hab 'em put in do
pers." And with this determination he according.
stowed it safely away in his pocket. It was not
ag, however, before Capt. MznnzlwTu:nm, who had
tthe pocket book, and was then in search of it,
no up with Pompey's wagon and began to question
ii coancerning it. The old negro readily aekaowl
red that lhe haid it, and cheerfully delivered it to tile I
htful owner. Capt. M. in considlerationu of Puimp 's
riseworthay actioans in this matter, generously gave
Ston dollars, which was thankfully received, with
remark, " By golly ! do old saying ' onosty umn do
tpolicy' eumo true one time, siartain." And thme
fellow weunt on his way rejoicing.
7' EuwnutBDwra is playing at lurrtva's theautre,~
We ask the esp?.al attention of our readers to the
notice of an agf. .,ltural meeting by the Secretary
of Our District Ld ety ; and may we not also ask the
attendane or e t farmer in the District upon that
occasion ? We ; and at the same time, indulge
the hope that tlo6 is public spirit enough in tko
farmers of Old F efield to make that meeting and
fair preparatory which it meets, occasions of which
they may justly ' proud.
Agricultural 8. 'eties are productive of much good
to the hrmer, ar. :hrough him to all classes of socie
ty. And yet thq Ian accomplish nothing unless far
mers take suaew interest in them, to have annually,
at least. a faira hick is exhibited every improve
ment which they y have made in crops, implements,
and stock of a inds. And lairs canot be sum
tamined, nnless fe si are stimuleted sand encouraged
in their ondeavo - to urpas one another by a pra
mium or prire e tlated to excite emnlation. These
premiums or pri s can only be offered from the fnnd
in the Treasurer hands, which fnnd is raised by the
initiation fee (*i, dollar) paid in by each member an
nually. (We h6-J, for the credit of the District, that
all the members have been punctual in paying this
little mite.) Hence we see the Importance of swelling
the lists of membership, and trust that hundreds of our
farmers who have heretofore been indifferent to this
laudable enterprise, will flock around the Secretary's
book, and lend a helping hand to thin good work.
AMERICAS TRACT POCMITY.
As will be seen below the Churches South are sev
ering the ties which bind them to the North, -and the
time is not far distant when there will be no eonnoc
tion whatever. Northern Christians, or we should say
Xorthern Fantics, are madly driving us to this un
necessary result. However unnecessary the entire
separation of the Northern and Southern Churches
may be. we cannot regrot that it is rapidly approach
ing, as that event is our only hope of peace and tran
quility. The Associations and Conventions are right,
and we hope to hear of all such Southern bodies, act
ing with spirit and independoce. An exchange says:
" The BaptistCentral Association of Georgia, at a
recent meeting in Morgan county, in this State. re
ported against the recent action of the American Tract
Society on Slavery, and recommended to the South to
withhold their patronage from, and discountenance
the efforts of their agents, for the sale of its works
until the society shall rescind its recent action, and go
back to its original silence on slavery."
The following resolutions were adopted by the Bap
tist Convention of West Tennessee, in reference to the
Slavery proceeding of the American Tract Society:
Whereas, The Amerian Tract Society has recently
manifested a disposition to interfere with the institu
tion of slavery, in the Southern St-%tes, of oar Federal
1teanlred, That we recommend to all christians and
patriots, that they withdraw their patrens ge from said
Rcsolced, That we recommend to all the members
of the Baptist churches, that in future they discoun
tenance the efforts of the Colporteur of said Fuciety
in our midst, and that they purchase books and tracts
of oar own Publication Societies in the South.
Rcored, That we recommend all our sister Associ
ations in the State, and throughout the South, to take
a similar positenu with reference to the American
Tract Sosioty until that Society recodo from its pres
ent attitude tjwards American slavery.
SOUTH1.-N AGRICULTURAL JOUR'ALS.
We have received within the last few days the
"Farmner & Planter," published at Pendleton, S. C.,
by S. W. LEwI.i, and edited with Plgnal ability by
Maj. Gao. S5Avons, one of the whoel-horses of scion
tific agriculture in the State. It is the only agricul
ral paper in South Carolina and every farmer should
encourage this work by sending on 81 and becoming
subscribers. They will find that they have made a
T he a' Amnerican Cotton Planter A 'Sail of the
Snarh," published at MontQgmery, Ala., with Dr. N.
B. Caocn and Mr. CEAS. A. Paksonv, Editors, is one
of the best productions ct the kind in the United
States. We hope to make liberal extracts from this
number in a short ime. It is a first rate work, and
so prononneed by all who have the pleasure of exami
ining its interesting pages. Terms $1 per annum, in
In days past and gone we regularly received a
splendid ngricultural journal called the " Ruh~
Cultiratlor," lit for the last few mouths we have not
had an opportunity ot' welcoming it into our sanctura.
Wondor what is the matter ?
TIIE WALL-STRET PANIC.
It seems to be pretty generally concoded that the
late Wall-street panic will be attendled with goodl.
The speculators were msoving rather fast, and 'hence
a shuek was indispensable. 'The Express says:
"If anybody thinks ihe country is "ruined.,"-that
bodiy is in a reverie. and. the quicker it is worked out
of his head the better. The Pounitry, first, is too big
to be ruined by such a little ripple--and next. it is.
just noy,. too prusperons to be ruined at all. There
:ro to be greut l.,ssns a mong capitalists, ao dnubt--nnd
they must suf'er-bnt in the vivatity of a land of
tra:Io like this, they will soon recover. Tha railroadls
exiit, if they did not py their buiider.-. sad they are
very protita'e1l to tii. fr. pie-s-d, if they fsil, they
will bunt pass lz.,m on Eet. r-f hands to mnther. The
rcab t.asks ar~'l l:i--s '-f enzun'.salin are the same
-and the Io:'n~rr-.ive is to hise, plur.'ge, and howl just
is ever. The hadl obeni with arut.s. 'The harves:
has seldlom hesua ~. abesdst. If 1s usr extravagan;
expenditure we a s.2."'ke-i a littie, inuch IuC se better."
"rA Clergyman obse'rving a poor man by the
road breaking stones with a piekare,..ndl knesling to
get at his wo.rk better, mndlo the reiaark : '' Ah, John,
I wish I could break the a:'o..y hearts of nay brarcr.
as easily as you are b'reaking tkoee stones." The man
replied: " P'erhaps, muactor, you do not work on your
32' Qrss Vic-ronmA has selected Montreal as the
permanuent enpital of Canada-the question having
been referred to her for flual decision by the Legisla
ture of the province.
fa As Iri'h wnmar., who had been convicted of
illegally belting spirits. on receiving sontenee, fervently
clsped her hauds and prayed that his " Honor inight
never live to .ree his wito a poor widow, and obliged
to sell rum to .4uppnrt the children."
pijr h the vicinity of Tlnuuvillk, Misscouri, there
are .-1me fifty or :ixty neres of groundt undler vine
y'nrd, which will piroduce this yer rnbout 15.000 gasf
lus of wine, worth thcre $2 n gall.s
pm THE Numbrille Bi~anr .nys :-We saw a nag
on load yesterday, from which two were sold and
weighed in our presence, one of wldehu weighedl 691 and
the other 66 pound,, and although they fell short somne
ten pounds of melons we have seen, yet their appear
ance was anything but diminutive.
3m Mr. Lotus M. Montgomery, late of Petersburg,
Virginia. is nowr associato editor of the 4 Carolina
ps!. WE see that in the wheat, corn and eat grow
ing districts of Indiana, where the harvest are over
and the granaries filling rapidly, there ise a eneral
decline in all kinds of provender. At Lafayette oats
are said to be abundant at twenty cants, corn at IftyI
cents, prime wheat at ninety-five cents, and flour at}
$i @ $5.10. That is what we should call breadstuffs
pm The physician of the H[ouse of Correction, at
Lawrence, Masss., reports it almost issposaiblh to treat
llirium tremsem successfrilly aoy. in consequence of~
the tter prostration of the norvous system of drunk
irds by the strychnine so gouu,rally used in the mean
ifacturo of liquors.
pD- EATI is oxx' uEAT with a silver fork, while
ho butcher's bill has net been paid, is called genteel.
s says GoonxcAN, our butcher.
g7 The New York papers notice with a sigh of
egret the absene of Southern bellen and beaux this
umuer at Saratoga and other fashionable watering
daes at the North. We hope this will ever be the
ar in the future.
gg Tue extensive Sugar Importing House of1
Vithington & E'natman, of Ilaltimore, failed on thet
t inst., for a large ambonut.
gg Ts inother of Glen. Ruck is living at this
ine, within two miles of the village of Wlhalla,1
'iekons District, Sout~h Carolina, andI is in tho seven
-eigt year of her age. and retains all the fneulties
' hr mind perfos. Wo's are in possesionu .,t' the I
ut, -.ays the Wali..lla .Ltoanner, that General Reolk I
27* CHA.s W. IoLsY, a young man nbout
eighteen years of age. while practicingat a pistol gal
lery -n Now York Saturday night. accidentally shot
himsenlf. the bullet entoring the right eye, causing in
pr7 Ma. HP.aiy O'RzzLT announces that, in com
pany with John J. Speed, John Butterfield and others.
he is about to push forward the great enterprise of
connecting our Atlantic with our Pacife territory by
means of the Magnetic Telegraph.
pr Arkansas is a queer country. If you go there
with a five dollar piece, they tar and feather you for
being a rich man. If you are poor, they give you
fever and ague and let it kill you. Curious country
29- Tv Is rumored that an officer of the Meehan
les' Banking Association. New York. has been found
to be a defaulter is thue sm't of $70.000. The party
Paid to have emberiled to this amount is now in cus
todyof the Diputy.Snperintendest of Polico.
- omM U N IO A TI O N S.
For the Advertiser.
TO THE SUESCRIBERS TO THE KANSAS CAUSE.
It has been seen by the letter of Gen. ATCHM
osox, published in the Advertiser week before last,
that a pressing demand for money yet exists among
the members of the Southern Rights party in Kan
sas, and that the funds subscribed at the meeting
in this Village on the 4th of July for the Kansas
cause, will be thankfully received by our friends
in that Territory. Two hundred and forty Dollars
($240) were subscribed on the 4th, and tendered to
Gen. ATclrrsox, but for reasons already known,
the subscriptions were not fully collected. As
Chairman of the meeting on the 4th, upon whom
devolved the duty of taking subscriptions and of
forwarding the money to Kansas, I respectfully
ask those who subscribed, and have not paid their
subscriptions, to hand me the money at their ear
liest.convenience, in order that it may be remitted
forthwith to Gen. ArcrnssoN. A cordial invita
tion is also extended to others, who have not sub
scribed, to assist in raising funds for the cause of
Kansas. It is a good cause-a Southern cause
and needs the aid of every Southron, who can
yield his sympathy or his purse. It is a cause, also,
which will succeed, if supported by proper efforts
on the part of Southern men.
W. C. MOR AGNE,
Chairman Public Meeting.
For the Advertiser.
There will be a meeting of the Edgefleld Agri
cultural Society on Tuesday, the sixth day of Oc
tober next-being the second day of the first week
of Court. A punctual attendance of each and
every member of the Society is earnestly r, quested,
as business of importance will engage their atten
The object of the meeting will be to make ar
rangements for the fair which is to come off the
second wr ek of October Court. We hope there
fore that our farmers generally will take a deep
interest in this matter, and add their names to the
list of members and thus enable the Society to
offer a list of premiums which will be calculated
to stimulate vur farmers to greater exertion in all
their various branches of industry.
The nibers of the Society are herehy notifled
that Mr. A. L. DEARINo, Pies dent, has left at
the Advertiser Office some Seed wheat of sa-veral
fine varieties, from the Patent Office, to be dis
tributed to thuse who wish to furnish themselves
with improved seed.
11y order of the President,
* . J. H1. MIMS, Sec'ry.
For the Adrertiser.
A FINE HOTEL IN HANBURG.
Ma. Enrr'on-llaving had buisiiness to transact
in Hanmburg recently, and being compelled to re
mtain in Town a few days, 1 made the " American
Hlotel" my head quarters. I was so well pleaved
with the kinid and hospitabule treatment I there
received, I feel that I shaill be doing a public good
to recommend my friend, Dr. CusnisonA, (with
your pcrmnissin) through the columuns of the Ad
I have seen a great deal of the world, andl
travelled coinsidlerably, consequently I have so
joirried at many Hotels, hint was never pleasned
with the management of any asn with this. The
(tre was excellent-the tables groaned under the
abundaint supplies of all that is desir able to satiate
the palate of .the weary traveller. Every dish
placedi before your epicurean e'yes is so inviting,
ard clearly manifests that no mrean connoisseur~
presides ovcr thre culinary department. Thme dis
cipline of tire servants too is very good-and, in:
fact, everythming is conrducd about tire Iiote' a.
well as tihe mrost fasti-iious could prossily wish.
There is on~e featture in tihe nmanagmenmt of the
"American'' which deserves particular mention.
that i., sendinrg their customers arnd hraggage tin
any of thu Depots in Augusta, free of charge
which is very liberal, and rigrinal with this Hlouse
In addition to the thorough maiimer ini which
every duty pei taining to this 'rouse is p.-rformed,
there is ged s .ciety always to be found there, ais
several of the mnost respartab fairi.es of tihe
Tomwn are bjoardl' with tire l>.ctor, which ren
ders it a verv pleasaut and' argreejab'e p'lace uf so
journ for families hiaviung business in IHamburg or
In conclusiion, I take the liberty of recommend
ing those who go to Town, to follo~w my example
in giving theC " A merican. Ilotel a trial, assurig
them they will never regrot the advice of a
A bbeville, Sept. 4th, 1857.
Fionm tire Abbervil'e lianner.
It will heo gratifying to) time famiilv an~d friends
of l.ieniteniant F. W. Selleek to learn that C2o!.
,J. F. 3farshall, f'r'm Iris private purr.e. has erret.*
edl it .\onumient over tire gzrave of the HeLroi of
Gareta de Belon. It wits dlnmha'ulb for a tirme af
ter tihe terinationu of the .iexieni' war ti vhomr
tre ironor of hoisting the first flag upron the
walls of tire City of Mexico shirmidi he awarded.
Others, whecthe~ rhonourably or not, hauve claime~d
tre glory; but thre poinit is not now in dispuite.
The claimis of the contestants have vanished be
fore thre valor of him to whom it was duo, arnd
the future history of that war, if truthful, will]
arscribc to Lieutenant F. W. Selleck, of Capt.
Marsall's company, of Ahheville, the honor ofI
biig tire first tto plaut the American colors up-.
on tire city wall at the memorable battle of
Gareta de Belmr. While standing upon theis
wall waving tire sturs and stripes, hre received a
wound, and was borne oli the field by Israel, a
negro servant of Capt. Marshall. It is a corn
mnicdble spirit that prompts a companion in
arms, thus to cherish te memnoryv of a deeased
brother. The montumeut bears the following in
To the Memonry of
CAlitETA FDE E.ON,
F RED ER I CK W. SE LeE C ,
wuo wis Boat, .JULY 8, 182d;
September 21st, 1853.
By his Captain."t
Scia.--Captain Stubbn, of the brig Ocean
spra, recently arrived at Frankfort, from Caba,
vith'a load of sngar, states that irmnrmns quan
ities of sugar are held ini store in Cubia, await-.
ig thre result of the sngar crop ini Louisiana, in C
he ho.pe that frost will imipair it and still eunble I
ie Cubian specula~tors to keep uip the price. If (
he Louisiana crop turns out well, as there is b:
:ood reason to believe, the holders hrave got to a
ut go both sugar arid the exorbitant prices,!
hieL they have hitherto controlled by coimbina- r
ion till tire article has arccumulated on theire
ands. The Cubnans have been wild in thir. I
LATER FROM EUROPE.
ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER NORTH
ST. Jouxs, N. B., Sept. 5.-The steamship
North America, arrived off Cape Race, on Thurs
iay, and by her arrival we have news from Liv
erpool to Wednesday, August 26th.
LivaaPooL, Aug. 26.-The Cotton market was
active on Monday and Tuesday, at an advance
of one-eighth, and with sales of '1,000 bales, clo
sing with an advancing tendency.
Breadatuffs had a declining tendency, and
buyers demand a reduction in prices.
Sugar closed buoyant at Gd. advance.
Consols quoted at 90t.
The Cholera was abating at St. Petersburg.
The Government of Madarascar bas recom
mended a persecution of the Europeans.
The harvest in Turkey was successful.
French ships have been ordered to render aid
to the English forces in China.
Several commercial failures are reported in
Differences exist between Turin and Naples.
The English Parliament has been prorogued.
NFw YORK SATURDAY, Sept. 5.-The Cotton
market is firm with sales of 700 bales. Flour is
heavy, with sales of 6,500 barrels; State and
Ohio declined 15 cents, and Southern 10 cents.
Wheat dull, with sales of 12,000 bushels at a
decline of from 3 to 5 cents. Corn heavy, sales
21,000 bushels at from 74 to 76c. for mixed.
Turpentine closed firm at a slight advance, and
quoted at 48 cents per gallon. Freights are
ARRIVAL OF THE ILLINOIS.
Naw YonR, Sept. 3.-The steamship Illinois,
Captain Boggs, has arrived from Aspinwall, with
about one million five hundred dollars in treas
ure from California.
The California mails were transferred from
the Illinois to the Empire City, which latter ves
sel reached New Orleans on Sunday last.
Some additional points of interest are brought
by this arrival.
The yellow fever was raging with fearful fa
tality in different portions of South America.
In Bogota, the capital of the Republic of New
Granada, the fever had been very destructive,
and in the department of La Paz, it is reported
that fifteen thousand Indians had died with the
The revelution in Peru continues, and there
is no prospect of its abatement.
WAsma'ovON, Sept. 2.-The letter spoken of
by the press from several Professors and Doc
tors of Divinity in Connecticut, will be published
to-morrow, with the President's reply.
The former is couched in language, and
abounds in expressions, highly insulting. It in
timates that the President has violated his oath.
They say: " They see, with grief, Walker openly
represents the President, and is employing
through him the presence of an army in Kansas
to force people to obey laws not their own, nor
those of the country. That by the foregoing as
sertion, the President is proclaimed as violating,
in its most essential particular, the solemn oath
he has taken to support the Constitution."
They also say: " He is held up to mankind as
levying war against the Union." They conclude
by saying, "they have also taken an oath to
support the Constitution, and will pray God to
make his administration an example of justice,
Mr. Buchanan replies in effect, that those are
heavy charges, and if well founded ought to con
sign his name to infamy; but he adds, that com
mon justice and Christian charity, required be
fore making them, that these charges should
have been ascertained to be well founded. I
not, they will redound with withering condemna
tion on the authors. He asks if they have per
formed that duty. I so, he or they have beeI
laboring under a strange delusion.
Should this be the case, it presents a memo
r-able example of the truth, that political preju
dlice is blittd even to the existence of the plainesi
historical facts. '
He then reviews the history of the Territory
Says lie found the government of Kansas as well
ais that of any other Territory, and it is his duty
to suitain this government-to protect it fron1
,he violence of lawless nien--te prevent it fronm
ibeing overtu rned by force. It wits this whicli
caused him to order troops to Kansas to act at
a poserewoi/vafus to aid the civil magistrate ii
entoreing the laws.
He admiinisters a withering rebuke to theiu
assumed piety, and says they can greatly assisi
him in arriving at the blessed consummnation ol
niaking the administration an example of jus
ice lby their influence in allying sectionial cx
citement on the subject of slavery.
I le places his trust in God, and hopes to be
instr-umenital in restoring harmony and peace.
tle has entire confidence in Gov. Walker, and'
noiws that the troops will not be employed,
except to resist actual aggression in the execu
tion uf the laws.
A New York letter says : You may for-m some
notion of the growing bioldness of the highway
meni here when I state that an English sailor,
just returned fronm Australia was kniocked down
at the corner of Oak and Oliver streets, last
evening by- a gang of scoundrels, who nolt .sar
istied with 'taking $210 in gold from the tunfrtu
nate stra nger's purse, actually pulled offluis boc.
coat and. 'jat leaving him literally nakedl in the
street. One of the ruflians, who gave his inme
as John Williams, identified this morning as one
of the party, was sent to the Tombs.
Oc-Ta rcE ts A Bos-ros Cucat-.-R. H1. Steven,
Esq.. a well known and esteemed business man
of .t-rbik, Va., being on a visit to B3.stoni, re
eently visited a church for colored per.;onms. Sec
mng .somei negroes from \ irgimia, he cen~it~ced
conversatio~n w-ith them, andl thei the.t heamte
knownm that lie was a slaveholder. The clergy
imn approached him and asked, '"Do you own a
soul?" This was a signal for offensive demon
strations from the negroes, including threats of
shcoting, tarring and feathering. Mr. Steven~s
left, however, uninjured. The Boston papers
"explain -it by saying that the negroes thought
Mr. S. was there for the reco~very of a fugitive.
Tm-: Savannah aeorgian publishes a commu
niention fromi Judge De Lyop, in which lie states,
from the result of his experiment, that an acre
of the Chiniese sugar cane will produce three
h:n,,irt-si gallons of syrup, twenty-ive bushels of
,tedi, of the average weight of thirty-live pounids,
and r;:.-lv.- hiundired weight of fodder. Het also
isay i.conviniced. tha~t the syrup, by proper
m...:emien. can ll benasle to gratt!ate. Oni
Ih sll* :ii siljoet, ai lly'riiellt stated1 in tlhe
as the product per~ at-e. T hu~s ihur thme reports
vary frotm 150 to (600 gallns. We. thinik the
.t'erage twill be finally settlcd at about 400 gad
F.1T. CAurruSsa Exrm.os10sc,.-Another cain
phne explosion is noticed, and terminatedl la
aily, in New York. It appears that Mrs. Eliza
etii Drinkwater, sister-in law of Mr. Henry El
kins, was filling a lamp with burning fluidh, hav
ng a lighted lamp standing near by, when the
iquid took fire and exploded with great violence,
~overing her clothes and setting them in a blaze..
[ her tright the lady ran up stairs and fell down
a the hall, when her sister, Mrs. Elkins, camne
fter her with a child in her arms. The sight
as so shoeking to Mrs. Elkins that she also
'ell to the floor in a swoon. The sufferer bore
er agony with great fortitude for eight hours
irvious to her desth.
THE Ltvmu, SUGAR Gus-r.-The Sugar Mill
f Henerey & Co. was tried on Saturdkay last.
t proves to be of great power, and the'rollers
tin so, close and crushing, that not a tear-drop
s left for the cane to shed over its crushed joints.
~he residlun seems as dry as paper. Fifty stalks
f the cane gave over four gallons of juziice. At
his rate, an acre closely planted, would yield
ver four hundred gallons of syrup.-Chawreston
CLAYNstNE MARIAo.--We learn from Ra
~igh (N. C.) Standard that a shooting affray oc
urred at Mr. Pomeroy's bookstore, in that city,
ni last Monday evening, bet ween J. F. Hutchins,
sq., and Mr. George Badger, son of Hon.
ieorge~ E. Badger. One shot was fired by each,
ut fortunately neither was hurt. The cause.
-hi:h :led .to the altercation was the fact that
r. I Iutchins, as a justice of thec peace solem
ized the rites of matrimont, otn the Naturday
veniing previous, between br. WV. S. Bryan, of
I ih n isAnnie H. Badger sister of
TER AWYE'S TRATAGEN.*
VISFPED BY BROW.
A gay young spark who long had sigbed
To take an heiress for his bride,
Though not in vain he had essayed
To win the favor of the maid.
Yet, fearing, from his humble station,
To meet her father's cold negation,
Made up his mind without delay,
To take the girl and run away I
A pretty plan-what could be fneri
But as the tpald was yet a minor, -
There still remained this slight obstruction,
He might be punished for "abductlo ."
Accordingly, he thought it wise
To see the 'squire and take advice
A cunning knave who loved a trick
As well as fees; and skilled to pick,
As lawyers can, some latent flaw
To help a client cheat the law.
Before him straight the case was laid,
Who, when the proper fee was paid,
Conceived at once a happy plan,
And thus the counsellor began:
" Young man, no doubt, your wisest course
Is tbis-to-night you get a borse,.
-And let your lady-love get on;
As'soon as ever that is done,
You get on too-buthark ye-mind
She rid a before; you ride behind;
And thus, you see, you make it true,
The lady runs away with you!"
That very night he got the horse,
And put the lawyer's plan in force;
Who found next day-no laughing matter
The truant lady was his daughter!
When lawyers counsel craft and guile,
It may sometimes be worth the while,
If they'd avoid the deepest shames,
To ascertain the parties' names!
MINNESOTA PREPARING TO BE A STATE-COAT
OF ARMs.-The St. Paul Daily Times says: " We
have been shown the device of the seal and coat
of arms adopted by the republican Convention,
for our future State. It represents a waterfall
supposed to be that of Minehaha-within a
shield, symbolizing the abuilant and varied
water power and privilege in the State. An In.
dian figure with his face toward-the setting sun,
and tomahawk and arrows at his feet. Opposite
is the figure of a white man, with a -sheaf of
wheat and agricultural implements. . The-Indian
is represented as asking of the white man whither
he shall go; and the white man, pointing to the
implements, as if he would direct him in the
habits of civilized life. In one corner, a distant
view of Lak. Superior and a sail; in the other,
the Minnesota river and a steamer. The three
pine regions of the St. Croix, Mississippi and
Lake Superior are represented by three pine
trees. The motto to accompany the words,
'State of Minnesota, A. D. 1857,' is in these
words, 'Liberty and Union."'
A FACT NoT GENERALLY EK1oWy.-It is a CU
rions fact, not generally known, that, at the last
"Great World's Fair"'in London, wheat raised
in Floyed county, Georgia, took the second pre
mium, among the vast number of samples of
this cereal from all quarters of the globe.
The following are the facts of the case: Win.
Wood, of this country, sold his crop of wheat to
some gentleman in southern Georgia, and the
purchaser, struck with the exceeding fine quality
of the article, sent several bushels of it to the
" Great Fair of all the World," then soon to
come off' at London. There the sample attrac
ted very general attention, and secured the second
highest premium, since whish time the demand
tor our southern wheat, for home consumption
at the North, and for reneral exportation, has
been steadily and rapi y increasing. Thelarge
proportion of gluten contained in wheat grown
here, coupled with an early harvesting, which
enables the farmer to get his crop into market
sooner by some weeks than his northern comnpet
itors, has caused the very large demand, of late
years, for our grain.-Rome &mutherncr, eSept. 3.
D EATH OF Mas. M. E. D ANE.-It is our pain
fu:l duty to announce the death of Mrs. Mary E.
Daniel. She died in this place, on Friday last,
after an illness of about three weeks duration.
She had b~een connected for many years with the
.Johnson Female University, as one of the prin
eipal teachers, and contributed largely in building
up the reputation of that institution.-Andrsqo,1
GaUzelle and Adr oct'de.
DxiREn this life, on the 30th, Auuust last,
JERtEMIAII JOHN SEIOLER. son o.f WILIrtaM
and FnAXCEs Stratan, of Edgelicht District, S. C.
The dleceasel had just entce:-e upon his 18th
vecar-a 'ime of life lull of intere ? to hi,elf cnd
the famr~ily. To addi to th $ inre e-: 1 mnind~ wats
for the iast few month;ls ofI his Ii - e-xercisedr on the
suljecLt of his s'urs~ sahl-ation. lie had made nio
p.ulic professionz of religioin, b'nt:e very retiring
in his general dleportiu ut, and m~eek in his man
ner. The exercise or the gracc of G'.d upon his
heart was not so well known unitil sickness had
laid him low, and the anoxi' us s'licitude of n pious
mother drew it from hmim by con- ersation. Her
weight of s'rr-ow wats imixedl with pleasure to know
that the Lord hadl prepared her son for her Mas
te's use in Glory. .lie conversed wvith her on the
subject freely du~ring his illness and gav-e evidence
by his uineekuiess, and patience in pain, that he waa
s'epared to die' inl peace with God. Thus has
passedi away the afi":tionate and obedient child
and brother. The Lord has taken him.
" When lhooming youth is snatched away
By death's resistless hand,
Our hearts the mournful tribute pay
Which pity must demand." D. D.
DrED, on the 18th Augu-t, JAMES A LBERT,
infant son of Mr. V. A.anid Mrs.- MiA HERLOiIG,
aged ten months.
The last heart-string is riven and little Juxxts
is no inure ! His infant spirit has bid adieu to all
earthly scenes an'!lflown away to a brighter and
happier world erc it knew aught of the sorrows
and trials of this. The tender bud of earth has
suddenly expanded into a bright flower of heaven. -
God. in his wisdom. has seen cause to take back a
blessing oni~v lent. Then murmur not ; bow nmeck
ly to I lis will, and let the thought that you have
an angel in heaven, ever urge you upwa: d. " There
will be no piartinig there."
"N's bitter tears for thee be shed,
Blossom of beind ! seen and gone!
With flowers alone we strew thy bed,
0 blest, depar-ted one !
Whose all of life, a rosy ray,
Bless'd into dawn and passed away."
DrED. in Augusta, Ga., on the 5th of April
1857, of inflammation of the lungs, BENJA MIN
FRANKLIN CR AIN, son of Mr. DAVID CRAIS',
formerly of Edgefleld District, S. C., but now of
Bullock Co., Ga.
The subject of this notice was a young man
having not yet reached hia 31st year. The larger
portion of his life he had resided in South Carohi
na, but for the last few years in Georgia. Whero
ever lie lived ho maintained the character of an
upright man. He was indeed almost without
guilo, for he was artless and unsuspeting in the
extreme. He had been for some years a member
of the Little Stephens' Creek Baptist Church in
Edutefied District, and died, as the writer is in
formed, perfectly resigned to the will of God.
Drmo, on the 10th of August 1857, in Edefeld
District, S. C , Miss FRANCES ELIZ 'BE rIll,
daughter of Mr. DavrD CRA:N, of Bullock. Co., G.a .
This lady, at the time of her death, was in h- r
24th year, and had a bright prospect of a long
life before her. She wvas sprightly in her disposi
tion and hail many engaging qualities which en
deared her to her numerous relatives and friends.
She was a member of Little Stephens' Creek Baptist
Church in this District, and the writer has good
reasons to believe, met death without fear, relying
upon Him wvho is mightv to save. It should lie a
consolation to her parents to learn that during her
illness she received all proper attention from those
relatives and friends who were aufficiently near to
minister to her wants. Thmese and others treated
her with that kindness which is so soothine in
time of affliction. . L.
DiED, of Typhoid Fever, at the residence of
WALT-ER BOYD, Esq., of Gilmer, Texas. on tl:e
12th of August last, Mr. GEORGE C. BU88EY,
fmrtnel o1 tbl Ifwri.