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" We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of our erties, and if it must fal, we will Perish amidst the Ruins."
SIMKINS, DURISOE & CO., Proprieto. EDGEFIELD, S. -3 CTOBBER 7, 1 "O'""'-"*
From Ballou's Dollar Monthly Magazine.
THE LAST TRUMPET.
BY FREDERICK WnIGHT.
The trumpet shall sound, and the dead in Christ
shall rise first.-PAL.
The hour of our glory is coming! is coming!
The hour of redemption from darkness to light;
When the dust-hidden jewels shall glisten, aye
With beauty and lustre transcendently bright!
Soon, soonshall the trumpet resounding, resounding,
Mid the wave-hidden caves of the ocean, recall
The millions of sleepers, whom ages on' ages
Have held undisputed, fast-bound in their thrall!
The far-stretching desert, whose sands ever shifting,
No dews ever know, save the tears of its slain,
Shall send forth its victims by thousands on thou
Sun-bleached though they be, they shall waken
By the low-gushing fountain, where resting in
The travel-worn pilgrim had laid down to die;
The battle-field gory-the garden, the mountain
The marble sarcophagus tenants supply.
From the wild wood and coppice, where Murder,
In darkness and silence Lath hidden her slain;
Ambition's deep dungeons, the clods of the valley,
All, all shall enfranchise their prisoners again!
When the last trumpet sounding shall send forth
Awakening the echoes of heaven and hell
Tothe saints'twill bemusic life-giving and glorious!
To exile and sorrow-an anthem farewell!
O,haste the glad moment--sweet mercy, propitious!
May faith-gilded patience our bosoms prepare,
To stand in the season of trying temptation
Rejoicingly faithful each burthen to bear;
Wide spread forth your pinions, ye angels of gd
Ye seraphim, hasten, 0 hasten your flight!
Roll ouward-roll swiftly-thou chariot of alory!
And chase from our vision those shadows of night.
TilE RUNAWAY ATClI.
A great many years siddw,,hen bright-eyed
and fair-haired lasses , 00 plentiful in
SE ngland as thepa .o-w, there dwelt in
tfe town ofIK ', aptty vilhet,' distant
some twenty-five miles frbm the market town,
a peculiarly ugly and cross-.rained, but Ieal
Minnie was Danforth's only child, and report
said truly that she would be his sole legatee.
The old man was 6 sturdy farmer, and was esti
mated to be worth full ten thousand dollars
at that period a very handsome fortune, to be
The winning manners and sparkling eyes of
Minnie Danforth had stirred up the liner fiel
ings of the whole male portion of the village,
and her father was peculiar and none succeeded
in making headway with him or her.
In the meantime Minnie had a true and loyal
lover in secret! Who would have suppiojLd
for one moment that such a fellow would daire
to look on beauty and refincnent ? Ilis name
was Walker, or, as he was generally ca!!ed, -Joe
Walker, and was simply a farmer, employed by
old Danforth who had itrustedl Joe with the
management of his liac-e tw~o or three years.
But a very excellent farumer and a right good
manager was this Joseph Walker. lie was a
young man-only twenty-three, and actually
fell in love with this beautiful, pleasant, .;oyouss,
Minnie Danforth, his employer's daughter. But
the strangest part of the occurrence was that
Minnie retusrnedl his love earnestly, truly naid
frankly, and promised to wved him at a favorable
Things went on merrily for a time, but old1
Danforth discovered certain glances and atten
tions between them which excited Isis envy ansd
suspicions. Very sooni afterwards, .Joe learned
the old snan's imind directly ini regard to his
future disposal of 3Iinnie ; and lie quickly saw~
his case a hopeless one, unless he re.sorted to a
strate gem, so lie set hsis wits at oncee to work.
By an agreemenst, an apparently settled dislike
and coldness was observed betweens thes twvo
lovers towards each other for five or six muonts ;
and the father sawv, as he believed, withsai
faction, that his previouss rears had been prenma
Then, by agreement also between them, Joe
absented himsd f fromu home every evening night
after night; for full three msoniths longer did
Joe disappear as soon as his work was f inished,
to return at late bed time. This was unusual,
and old l)anfo'rth determnineud to id out the
cause of it.
Joe frankly cosnfessed thant lie was ins love
with a man's daughter who resided lesu th::n
three miles distant ; but after a f6dthflul attach
mnent of sevet al months, the old man utterly
refused his. appldication for the young girl's
This was capital-just wh~at the old man de
sired. 'This sati.,lied hiimi that he had imade a
mistake in regard to 1his ownl chihi!; anid lhe
would help -Joe to get mnarried, andt' thus stop
-all further trouble or- su-piciuns at home. S$o
"LDo you like her ?"
?1 Yes, sir-yes."
'3 Then marry her.''
ui jut I can't ; her father oblject-"
"1 Po ! let him do so; what need you care ?
Run aw-a.v with her !"
"Eoe .~ wit:i lier at onuce. If' the pdt
.vl j.i - ou,-1I right, marry her ; biri:. her
here;o yo Z shl ave the c'ottage at the O~t of
the h; 'l tfm.nih~ it for yout, wages shall be
increased; and thme ol-d marn may like it ornt.
"Bt no u~ts, JOe'. Do as I bid you--go
about it at once, n- .
" You wvill standl by mue.
UjYes5 to the last. I know you, Joe; you're
a good fellow and a good workmat, :utd will
inake~any body a good s 'n or husb~and."
"The old fellow will bie so ntad, thl'ui."
"Who cares'? Go, now, ep'irkly b~ut qmietly."
a To-morroW nsight, the-n, saidl Joe."
"1'9l hire Clover's horse.".
" No you shan't."
" Take my horse-the best one, young Mor
gan ; he'll take you off in fine style ini the new
" The old gentleman will be astonished."
"aeverAnind; - n on. We'll turn the laugh
on him. I'll take care or your wife at any
"I'll do it," said Joe.
" You shall," said Danforth; and they parted
in good spirits.
An hour after dark, on the following evening
Joe made his appearance, dressed in a new
black suit, and really looked very comely. The
old man bustled out to the barn with him, help
ing to harness young Morgan to his new phae
A few rods from the house he found Minnie,
as by previous arrangement, and repaired to the
village; the parson very quickly made them
one in holy wedlock. Joe took his bride and
soon dashed back to tho town of P- , and
halted at old Danforth's door who was really
looking for hint with open arms.
"Is it done ?" cried the old gentleman.
"Yes !" answered Joe.
"Bring her in," continued the old fellow in
high glee, " never nind compliments here;" and
the honest farmer rushed away for lights, and
4Here's the certificate, sir," said Joe.
" Yes, yes
"And this is my wife !' he added as he pass
ed to his beautiful bride, the bewitching and
lovely Minnie Danforth.
"What!" roared the old file, "what did you
say ? Joe-you villain, you scamp, you auda
cious cheat, you-you
"It is true, sir, we are lawfully married;
you advised me in this course; you assisted
me; you planned the whole ifihir ; you lent
inc a horse; you thought me, last night, worthy
of any man's child; you encouraged me, you
offered me the cottage at the foot of the hill,
"I didn't, I deny it. You can't prove it;
"Calhly, now, sir," said Joe. And the en
treaties olI the happy couple were at once united
to quell the od. min's ire, and to persu:tde him
to acknowledge their union.
Ile gavo in reluctanly; and the fair Minnie
Danforth was ovet:joyed to be duly acknowlcdg
ed as -\rs. Joe Walker.
The marriage provel a joyous one, and the
original assertion of Datnforth is truthful in
every respect. The cunning lover was a good
son and hitliful husband, and lived iany years
to enjoy the happiness which followed upon his
runaway match ; while the old man never cared
to hear much about the details of the elope
ment, for he saw how completely he had over
shot his mark.
RE.DING A LOVE LETTER.
An amusing instance of Ilibernian simplicity
is allarded bf the folowing.little story, told us
by a friend, in whose words we give it.
Moiiy, otr house maid, is a muolel one. who
liandles a broom like a sceptre, and who has an
abborence fir dirt, and a sympathy for soap.,uds,
that amount to a passion. She is a butlml,
busy, rosy cheeked, 1right-eyed, blundering
!libernian. whop hovers about our book shelves,
making war upon our papers, and goes about
thirsting -for-new- world-to"i@,4a 14mO
shape of unui,ted and unrighted corners.
One day she entered our library in a confued
:ilr, uncertain manner, quite flifferent fron her
sual bustling way. 6he stood at t he loir wit h1
i letter between tier thuimib and finger, whici
she held at arm leitL I as if she had a C1iun
powder plot in her rasp. In answer to our in
quiry as to her bisine.-, she tansweretl "An'
ua:lv it pleas yer hon1r, l'i a lm(x'r gir!, am11l
ni't m uh urnin'., and ye sees. plaze ytr honor.
Paddy () ]eilly, and the better than him dosent
>ratelie in onhi I rehnd, has been writin' to me
i leuer-a love letter, plase yer honor ; and
We puessed a t her embarrassment and ofered
tn relieve it by reading the letter. Stillshe hes
tated, while she twisted a bit 'I raw cotton in
QShurie," she rC.ulned1, "an' that's jist what
[ wait, but it isn't a gentleman like yerself
that would be kmwing tilie sacrets between us.
mai so," here :neI twi-ted the cotton quite net'
oul,"ift il nypaeyrhnr hl e
ie'lIeszpt iuit coIai yer ears a'
tup up'yerharu aial in the scras 'ill be uu
We hadn't the heart to refuse her, and with
the gravest face possible, complied with her r'e
luest ; but of ten since, we have laughed heartily
s we have related the incident.-Ecchang~e
A Fax Coa'rs ENaron.-Ge orge Winston,
as a recent Bo.ston papeir, was a devoted Bap
tist, of Mississippli. andi an equally ardent Dem
,crt. i t was bard to tell which had the warm
Lst lpla:eC in his atiections-his wf.hschurch,
r his political par'ty. (.n one occasion, lie had
'eveal friends spwninig the evening with him ;
nd before they retired, lie took down the famni
y Bible, to readl a portion of scripture and have
word' of pirayer. It so happened that lie
peed the sacred book at the Epistle to Titus,
there the Apostle says, " Put them in mindl toI
e subject to prinipalitie., and powers, to obey
nagistrate-, to be re:oly for every good wvork."
s it was- a habit of' his to commient on the
text as he wenit along, wheni lie came to this
assage lie took off~ his spectacles, and with a
gravity suited to the time amdliplace lie remarked:
"~ Titere, my' friends, is where I differ with
Prother P'aul. Mr. Jeltferson tells us that the
true doctrine is, men in ofiice should always be
beient to the peopPle ; and I agree with the
~rat atuthior of the Declairation of Indepenid
mce. The A postle was no doubit a great preachier
md z: good Chiristian ; but it is clear enough he
was no0 Demntocrat."
Kxow Novin~~cisM IL 1vsTRATD.-umfbo
1.4 yer' goodl at spellini, Duck 7"
Uuck-" Well darkey satgaiate-.wat's die in
G imbo-" I see ye's learnieid-hut cain't yo
spell Know Nulint 'without any letters at all!h"
.linck--"TYou mene Know Nothing, you dar
'C mubi'o-" Ye. Know Nuifin--can yo duzit !"
]uk-"I surrendler it," as Yorktown said to
'ornob. caze it cau't-be did with no letters at
(Gumbo takes a pic of chalk, gets down oni
hi., huiee~sn ad m~akes a bi:g cipher ont the Ilouor
hen a~ks 1 ac~k, r'ilini; up the white of his eye
i that ain't a nutllin ? Takes ont oft his hat ain
old tmri: haudherebiief. and rubs the cipher ott
Gumiibo-" Now,' nigr dare's no nuhmli dar,
as. phy as (ay to is dar key."'
jus hke dle party itself--gone-u~sed til !-ritli
bed out."-lLdva Pv..
Samn was a-ked what he~ ihooghit of the cli'ets
of hot drinks oin t he systeim. " I lot drinis, sir,"
said he, " ::ret dleideIy bail. Tea and coffe'e,
sir are:rthal. Andt even hot puncle, whient it
is ery hot-.-ry hot indeced-:uid takeit often
in large quantities, I supjpose, is slightly delete
An Irish gentlemtan lately tought. a duel with
his iintimate friend, becatuse lie joco-ely tsserted
that he was born without a shtit on his back.
Law is like prussic acid-a dangerous remnedy-,
.mi the smallest dose is generally suflicient.
Resolutions adopted at a late meetiny ia Indepen
1. Resolved, That the Keystone Club of Phil
adelphia, composed of a large body of the mem
bers of the Democratic party, declare their
warm attachment to the Constitution of the
United States and to the never-dying principle
of self-government, which is a main feature in
the organic law of every State in the Union.
2. Resolved, That the Democratic party is the
only true and reliable constitutional party of
the Union. That their position at all times, and
apparently under the iost unfavorable circum
stances, has been in defence of the Constitution,
whether it be by vindicating the laws made in
pursuance thereof, or by sustaiiing the people
in the enjoyment of every prerogative which
has not been relinquished by express constitu
3. Resolved, That we are in favor of sustain
ing the Federal Government in the exercise of
all the powers limited thereto by the Constitu
tion, and consider the exercise of powers not
expressly granted or incident to the free enjoy
muent of some express grant, as dangerous to the
liberties of the people, and as revolutionary in
its design and elfect.
4. Resulred, That a sacred regard for the
rights, and a hearty support of the government
Of CaCIL of the sovereign States as most compe
tent to administer its own domestic concerns,
and to adopt such laws as it may see fit inrela
tion to the property of its citizens, is essentialy
necessary in order to preserve that spirit of fra
ternity and christian kindness which should ever
exists between the inhabitants of the different
portions of this prosperous nation.
5. Resolced, That the territory of the people
of the United States, won by the expenditure
of a common bloed and a common treasury, is
the common property of the citizens of every
State in the confed eracy, and the De r ocratic par
ty proclaim it to be their unerring aim and fixed
determination, to prevent the enactment of any
law, and to allay the agitation of any question,
which has a tendency to impede the citizen of
any State in the free exercise of all the rights
unarantied to him by the Constitution of his
State and of the United States ; or in the enjoy
mnnt in the United States of any property rec
ogized under either of those instruments.
6. &lesol ed, That as a part of this vital prin
iple above declared, we hold that Congress has
no jurisdiction whatever over the institution of
slavery in the several States of the Union. That
it has no right to do indirectly that which it
cannot do directly, and that the agitation in
Congress or otherwise of the subjcct of shlvery,
in relation to the Territories belonging to the
people of all the States, as a means, or with a
view of disturbing or overthrowing the institu
tion in any of the States, is against the true
spirit of the Constitntion, an iifingement of
the rights (If the States affected, and :' gross
breaca of the public faith on which they en
tered into the Confederacy ; and that every
person engaged therein, whether under the g.arb
.uuf 'A.Gllailkjo th paid aggt
ai1eu iry of the lbitis I peopT,N A ItoIf
to thi coo-nry '7 and 'In intidel to his God.
7. Th/m! Tat wlen the people who have
Lecome the 'Imu" I;d resilents of aniy of the
'erritories of the iiited St.tCs shall undertauke
to form a Cun-titution and .State G vernncnt,
in pursuance of the laws of Congre.a an.1 not
unta then, it is thi.r right to declare in favor
(11 algauiwt Such dmnestic in.itutious as they
mi:tv .ee lit.
8. iRsolel, That this doctrine was the basis
of the conpronmisc measure:si of 1450, which
were endorsed in C ngre*s and throu!tmghot the
country by both the Whfiz, and tile )imocratic
party, aid1 sholuldl be sustained with strict, fidel
ily, a- the only means of allaying a sectional
!citation dan-gerou-, to the ini.sittiions t the
eutntry and te hippiness and well being of
our peop le.
9. Relerd, That the imfriendly spirit at pre
sent Cisting ainong the I::,ts and fanatics of
lhe .Nrthk tinvards thieir fellow-citizens and rel
atve. of the South, which prevents themi from
tvelig through or. wininiig in oum- terriitor'y
wi th +.heir domn-tic .terv!:mits, i. uneb'ri:;tian and
unlawf'l, and if per.,ieted in must in time scver
the social and connnmercial, if not politicaOl, rela
tions be tween the Northern and Southern Stat t.s
of this confederaicy; and that it is the duty of
the constitutional party of' this State to enact
wholesome latws for the prevention of such out
rages in future.
10. Resored, That this country is the asylum
provided by a benehicent Providence for the op
~reed p~eoplle of the Old World, and it is
equally against the interest and the duty of our
Gove~nment to deny to those who seek a homei
anongst us the privilege of residence and citi
.eniship here-and especially is it our duty to
allow and protect every individual in the full
exrcise and enjoyment of the sacred right of
1L. Re.%ol ent, That in James Buchaiain we
have a President of moatcless ability, who has
thns far, and we believe wilt continue, to ad
ninister' the aflhirs of the Government only for
the good of the whlne people. Witht wisdom
nd prudence lie combines a character of spot1
less purity, and will not uindertaike the exercise
of any doubtful power. I~is aihninistraionm thuts
ir has met our' miost cherished expectation and
we shall continue to give him and his Adminis
tration our co-operation and active support.
A Tocin c Dc-rv.--Mr. Payne, of California,
to whom Capt. Jferndon left, his watch, to be
andedl by hlim to hi.; wife, in case of his dealth,
has inst executed that painful (luty, and tihe
watch is now in Mrs. lierndon's p~osse.wkin, the
last sad relic of her heroic husband, and all she
has now to connect her and hini in his last per
ishing moments. Some- men would have sent
themselves in the boat to thier wives, hut the
gallant Hlerndon, though in the miidst of peril
and death, forgot not to send this touching relic
to his wife, while at the same time he dovoted
himself to dulty ad death.
The above we clip from the New York E.c
pcs::. We rejoice to see that the ladies of
Wasington are taaking efforts towards plaicing
i i cmfortable cir'cumlstanlces, the family of the
acntedl H ernd'on. They wish their sisters
throghout the LUnion to untite with them in the
o1ering of gratitude to the family of him, who
in the hour of peril, first sought to save the wvo
men~ and children-ri.,king his oIwn life to prne
serve thea livy of the feeble and helpless-and
never leaving the 5inking vessel until the waves
over-whenLd her.--Southern Light.
IwISIN 'riue CasTnAt AMnlica.--The New
Yo k Post says it is reported that negotiations
are going on' betwveen the Boston Submarine
Armor Comany and the underwriters of the
Centa America, to raisc 1her bull, which is
spp(Fed to lie in abiout twenty-.eight fathoms
wte The spe(c in her alone would furnish
aanple inducements for the expleriment, if hecr
positonl~ c:m lhe accurantely fixed, and that1 it canu,
is probable, from the feet that Captain Hferndon
was reported to hlave given heri position to tihe
vessel which refused to come to his relief.
Should the work be undertaken promptly, there
is thought to be a reasonable chance of success.
Why arc teeth like verbs ? ecause they are
..milar irregular, and defective.
From the Charles tandard.
REJOINDER TO THE URY'S REPLY.
This persecul print, a much long suffer
ing and forbearance, has d upon "its as
sailants," in "grave reb. ." Strange that
such monsters should be d! Men so hard
of heart and of spirit, so cusive, as to " as
sail" a press at once so F and so just I
" This.' nean
Hath borne his fabulties sotteek; hath been
So-clear, in his great offie .
That tears should drown wind."
Why is the Mercury peecuted ? For myself
Stept in so far that abould twade no more,
Returning were as tediousals go o'er."
But to be serious. I * d make no rejoin
der to the M'e'rcury's laW6d defence, but for
the new matter introduce On the old points
I could but repeat myself,4~'My former numbers
still remain unanswered'. i4he Mercury, how
ever, true to its usual poli'y in not 5o bothering"
its readers by presenting j both sides.' gives
no inkling in its reply of e counter statement
of facts made by " Wide Avake:" and cites the
bald propositions ;without notice of the ar
gument or inferences int ed to sustain them.
This article, of course, wil share the same fate.
On these points, then, I will say but a word or
two and dismiss the subject.
1. Mr. Whaley himself,through the columns
of the Mercury, declared to the voters of Char
leston that there was no !'immediate issue in
colred in the contest, save d' )ersonl opposition
to himself;" and as a voter of average inteli
gence, I myself declare that I was uninformed
as to any such issue -of.principle presented.
This is a question of fact, as to which I still in
sist that the Mercury wass.rong.
2. The illercury is agait wrong in point of
fact, when it speaks of Mri'Whaley's addressing
"the State Rights Party :before the election."
No such meeting was held before the election.
The only inetings were those of the respective
friend." of the candidates. The call to the
meeting referred to, was uch as to exclude eve
ry one not already satisfied with Mr. Whaley,
and to include all-Whigs, National Demnocrats
and Know Nothiigs-who meant to vote for
him, as well as his "friends" of the States
As to the other point, affecting "free discus
sion," the Mercury is especially studious to pre
vent even the " bald propositions" of " Wide
A wakc" from reaching its readers.
I have aceused the Mercury of abusiung its
power, in excluding articles, merely on the ground
that they questioned its positions-these arti
eles coming from politica'. friends and supporters
of the paper, whilst it (the Merc- ry) reiterated
statements in regard to the State Rights Party,
disputed by these persons. This, in a public
political journal, was an abuse of the " discre
ton" vestdcl in an editor-a discretion which,
it is conceded, gives him the control of the
columns of his own. cr. In a paper of the
prestige and estib r eputation of the Mer
ry,. ..was ." a tyrannyj"
and the editors are responsible before Tfie tri
bunal of piublic opinion.
In what respect this position is inconsistent
wij h :Ln alleged prsonal responsibility of an
Editr lAr an abuse of ? diseretion," still more
mischievons, perhaps, in alowinig the p1ub)A.
t ion of nat ler clearly libellous, I nust confess
iy:.eli unathi!c to perceive. Both the rejection
:anl admission. uider these respective circum
stances are, in my opinioni, in violation of " the
publiic responsibilities and duties" "binding"
I propose, however, to notice the new matter
introduced into the 3ereury's defence, and
here, I find that which, I confess, is the root of
olence with me in the course of the Mercury.
I an one of those siiple inor-d who think
that those really in earniest, who have a great
enterprise ir view, shouhl be anxious to enlist
coadjutors encugh to effect their purpose. When
I see, therefire. thse engaged in an enterprise
di.iieul an pk-los, whose position gives them
oer, halbitua~lly use t hat position to piroduce
fi.raci)m and dirision rather than a fn~i and
cocr/, I dloubt t heir wi:.lomr and capacity a
leaders. When I see the ursid spirit of intol
erance anid proscription yieldinig readily to per
somda predilections and interests, while it is ag
gcavtedl andl intensified iinto recklesaness by
local and personal antagonism, 1 consider such
llbnders as i ncorr~igi ble.
Thle .llercury says that there are two pa:rties
in South Caoloina-."the Natienal D)em~ocrats
ad the State Rights Democrats." " National
Democrarcy sprung uip when it was p~ropolsedl
that the State shrouM send delegales to thre Cia
innat i Convention."
I think,-on the contrary, and I appeal to my
ellow-citizens to sustain the truth of the asser
tion, that no such parties, as such, eci.-t in thec
City of Charleston. The MercuryI, it is true,
has labored hard to produce such a dmruwm mn
the Demrocratic ranks, but hitherto it hasJ;Liled.
Thre true history is this: a movemnent wa
made hr several influential gentliemen, for the
purposeof arranging to send delegates to Cini
einati. A meeting was hlcd, but the popular
heart did not re.-pond. The people were apa
thetic and~ indilferent-thle masses took no part.
Thelr ind.ividualds con:erned gained nothing by
the movement; but, just as certainly, they lost
nothing. The Mercury opened its batteries and
" far tlashe'd its red artillery." But it all end
ed "in smioke." Again there was no response.
Nobody mi nded the Mlercuiry's thunderings.
The people-the great mrass of quiet voters
cared nothing at all about the Cincinnati Con
vention. Thne few who disapproved (outside of
the Mercun's family circle) cared (quite too
little to imake it the cause of discord arnd strife,
distraction anid division, where, as good patriots,
they felt that there should be harmnony, concert
rnd union. They could tolerate dihference oft
opiioni, amnd never, for a moment, thought of
disaring long tried arnd valued friends because
of a single error.
At tire period of Judge Magrath's nomination,
no impression whatever had been made on the
public mrind. Ihis nomination for Congress was
made without reference to this question. The
Mercury, which but a short time before had in
glowing language congratulated the country on
Mr. Magrathi's appomitmienit as Judge, opened
its columns to an attack upon him, on very ma
ny grounfds, personal and political-thme least of
aich~el was hris connection with this movement.
Circmstances, brought about by this attack,
induced the withdrawal of Judge Magrarth.
And a large portion of our citizens being satis
lied -with none of thre remaining candidates
nominated the Hon. Wmn. P. Miles-certainly
without any reference whatever to this issue.
Mr. Porter was at the same time a-candidate
for re-electioni to the Senate. The opposition
to him, surely had not reference to tihe Cincin
nati Convention, nor had the support which
insured hris success. If Mr. Whaley, his oppo
n ient, hras ever repuidiated his advocacy of tihe
Cincinnati Convention, I anm not aware of it.
ie certainly had not done so then.
The only election since, is the receint one in
which, if Mr. Whaley is to be allowed to dethine
iris oiwn piositionl, there was no0 such issue,
When, then, (lid the people of Charleston be
conc divided into threse "two parties?"
Itf there arc twvo parties in Charleston, they
ao not much% the Mlercur, describes. If thero
are two parties, the one party consists, for the
most part, of those persons known in 1855, as
Know Nothings-the party which supported
Mr. Richardson for the Mayoralty-with whom,
as it seems, the Mercury and a clique of person
al adherents, have chosen to ally themselves.
The other is comprised, chiefly, of the party
known, in 1855, as the Southerd Rigas party
the party which elected Mr. Miles.
If the Mercury chooses to style the party
with which it has formed its recent alliance,
leavened by the new infusion, " The State
Rights Democratic party," and to dub the other
as " the National Democratic,1 it undertakes,
as I l ave charged, to make and unmake States
Rights Democrats at its pleasure?"
If this be not the true solution, there are no
two parties in Charleston, and every individual
votes upon his own predilections, or under in
fluences apart from party altogether.
The Mercury says that " the Know Nothing
party is dead in Charleston." Yet the Mercury
admits that Mr. Barker obtained a majority of
those who formed " the Southern Rights party"
of 1855. Whence came the large vote of Mr.
Whalev ? Can it be otherwise than that he ob
tained the Know Nothing vote with a minority
fragment of those who constituted the other
If the Know Nothings, or those who once
were so, rote thus together, how can it be said
that they are "dead as a party in Charleston ?"
The inference is rather that they live, and that
the Southern Rights party " is dead in Charles
Strange that the Mercury should so readily
" whistle down the wind" its former friends and
coadjutars, and take to its "heart of hearts"
the contemned Know Nothings of 1855!
There must be something in that " Senatorial
election" so often alluded to, more than meets
But let us inquire who are these so called
"National Democrats," whose touch is contami
nation to the Southern Rights Pharisees ? They
stand, in Charleston at least, on the same plat
formn with Quitmaa and Davis, of Mississippi,
Yancey and Clay, of Alabama, McDonald, and
his supporters, of Georgia, Hunter and Mason,
and their friends in Virginia. Nay, they come
up to, if they do not rise higher than the high
est standard of Southern Rights, erected by
" ultraists" and "ixtremists," in any other State
than South Carolina.
Why should such men be denounced as un
worthy of public confidence? Differ with them
if you please-argue with them-but do not
denounce and use your utmost efforts to drive
them still further from you! It cannot come
to good. " Concert," says Mr. Calhoun in his
dying speech, his legacy to his beloved South,
"concert is the one thing needful." Is this the
course to secure it.
But why are these men denounced, andXnoto
Nothinys applauded as being " as staunch South
ern Rights and States Rights men as any in
our midst?" If the Know Nothings have re
pented and repudiated the atrocious doctrines
denounced by none more strongly than the
Mercury in 1855-receive them again into the
foIJ.- This is right, providud you believe them
sincere. But have they done so? One of their
leaders publicly renounced the principles of the
order, and in the election of last Fall he was
abandoned by those who but lately acknowl
edged him as a chief. Where is the evidence of
re-cantation, of repentence and repudiation on
the part of those whom the Mercury thus open
ly preters to National Deoncrats ? Does the
Mercury not know that, in the main, as they
voted in 1855, they have voted in a body, in
every election since? And does the Mercury
believe that tLere is any man who desires their
support in a body, as it has been hitherto given.
u-ho dares openly reniounce the principles and
doctrines which united that party in 1855? If
the quondam Know Nothing still holds the
principles of the order, we have the Mercury's
authority for it, that he "is opposed theoreti
cally and practically to the principles which
have hitherto characterized South Carolina as a
Sate, and the Southern Rights party crery
where," if lie dloes not 1ho1( those priniciples, and
remains silent, lie avals himnself by a studied
dcp tion of an organizaition original ly formed
upon those principles. Well might Mr. Barker
bject to any such " political connections."
I have said my say, and herewith renone
my pen. WIDE AWAKE.
CAPT. HIERdDoN.-Tlhe press teems with trib
tes to the gallant Virginian who commanded
the "Central A merica," and who so nobly per
formed his duty. Says the Virginia Sentinel:
])eep will be the regrets that will follow. him
o the ocean cave where lie sleops; many, many
he tears of sympathy with the stricken family.
Biut if he had to id--anid all have to fall,
hat time more propitious to his fame ? Uie had,
tro' terrible days and nights, maintained his
:ourage ; and composed the spirits of multitudes
f meni, women and children, whose sole earthly
eliance lie was, and who scanned his counte
ance to read their doom. H~e had saved all
he women and children. fifty-nine in number,
and prepared the meni calmly to struggle with
heir fate. His work done, he arrayed himself
n the uiiiforin which lie hadl ever honored, sent
is wife the most eloquent farewell ever uttered,
and went his way. "'Tell her -," said lie;
mdl~ the poet shall strive with his tenderest fam
ies, but strive in vain, to fill the blank with
aght so expressive as itself. So far as the af
fections outweigh the imaginings, so far the un
old emotion excels the dream though inspired
1> the muses, which shall attempt to give it ut
terance. Only in the unfathomied depths of
wedded love can it find its interpretation; there
oly the meaning too big for words, fully under
Rru'tv TO PRESIDENT BUcHANAN's LETTER.
President Woolsey, the Sillimans, and ether
entlemen of Ncw. Haven, Coninecticuit, are out
in an elaborate reply to Mr. Buchanan's letter
n Kansas matters' The letter covers three and
a half' columns of the New Haven Courier. and
is written in a moderate and tolerably respect
Romnnnv Or THlE UNITED STATEs MINT AT
SAN FaAncsco.-The San Francisco Herald, of
the 20th nit., states that Win. Bein, who had
been for some time employed in the coiners' de
partment of the United States Mint in that city,
was arrested on the previous day, on suspicion
of having abstracted -gold from the establish
mnt. His apartments was searched and about
8,000 in gold found, together with deeds for
property to near the value of $20,000. He ad
iittedl his speculation, and restored $3,300 of
the amount. It was supposed, from the wax
in which the gold filings were 'found, that he
committed the thefts by means of wax, placed
under thme instep of the boots, to which the gold
when trod upon adhered. Thme Heralds say
since his arrest, he has acknowledged that he
has been carrying on the pilfering ever since the
estabishmient of the Mint in this city.
A Western editor and his wife were out walk
ing in the bright moonlight one evening. The
wife was of an exceedingly poetical nature, and
said to her mate: "Notice that moon-how
bright, and cahnm, and beautiful ?" "Couldn't
thiiik of noticing it," retorted the editor, "for
anything less than the usual rates-a dollar and
fitments frtwelv lines"
For the Advertiser.
Carryton Is a town,
Situated in the South,
Ten miles from Savannah,
But beyond this from its mouth.
A beautiful village,
Erected on seven hills,
Surrounded by silvery streams,
Gliding softly on their way.
A magnificent village,
Encircled by lofty hills,
Along the western sky
The lofty peaks like bulwarks built.
I've stood upon the height,
And from the lofty brow
Gazed from whence immensity,
Seemed stretching out far below.
I've stood beneath the forest shades,
And heard the wild birds call
Or listened to the flute-like voice,
Of some sweet water-fall.
The village of which I speak,
Is built on a healthy spot,
Where the bright morning sn
Sheds forth his enliv'ning rays.
How calm the moonlight falls,
On silvery vale and hill,
While the Academic walls
Gleam shadows deep'ning still.
A spell is on the oak leaves,
That lulls them to repose
A rose tree climb up to the eaves,
And a dancing shadow throws.
A stillness breathes around,
No light wing'd-zephyr blows
Softly in the calm profound,
The stream low murm'ring flows.
And oft as round our head,
Afflictions cloud may blower,
We feel the peace around va shed,
By one soft social hour.
The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin says:
" Wherever one goes-in the street, in the
Exchange, in the hotels, in the theatres, and
even to and from church, the common salution
as referenge to the state of the times. There
is a horrid, morbid disposition to croak, to mag
nify evils, to imagine and predict them, which
partakes somewhat of the common feeling when
an epidemic prevails. It is a time of contagion,
but the contagion affects the minds as much as
it does the pockets of the community. But it
has been our good fortune to meet *ith many
who are.not cast dQwn by the prevailing em
barrassments. They have done, and are.doing,
their best to sustain themselves; and with the
consciousness of this comes a determination not
to be gloomy and depressed, whatever may be
the result. They have as hearty greetings as
ever for their friends, and have their jokes on
all subjects, even on the universal one of the
'It is this kind of spirit that we should like
to see become general ; for that will be one of
the best means of hastening a return to pros
perity. What we want is confidence, courage,
determination, and cheerfulness. The country
is rich and prosperous; the crops are enormous,
nd are coming forward rapidly ; the flow of
specie to Europe is checked, and we are receiv
ing more than we send away. The financial
calamities we have witnessed, and are still wit
nessing, are not the effects of a decline in the
prosperity of the real wealth of the country.
e have lived too fast, and felt so rich that
sme of us have speculated overnmch, -and
verything has thus become entangled. If the
comtry had been poor, .there would have been
othing of the kind. We are now suffering
rom the effect of our excess, not from the
ef'ects of our poverty. The punishment is
:vere, but it cannot last long; and, in the
mantime, there is no use in making it worse
han it really is, and magnifying ,its severity by
cmplaining and- croaking. it should be borne
anfully and courageously, and it will the sooner
" There is one thing worthy of note in re
gard to the present excitement; it is totally
nconnected, with polities. In the pecuniary
distress of 1837-'9, the troubles were aggrava
ed by. the political acerbity that prevailed
verywhere. Parties were arrayed against one
nother, and there was mutual hostility as well
as mutual distrust. Now, however, there is
othing of the kind. People are all anxious;
but they arc at the same time determined to
and by one another and co-operate for the
CELEBRATIOx OF THlE BATTLE oF KiNG's MoUN
us.-A celebration (says the Yorkville Enqui
rer) of this interesting occasion will take place
during the week commencing October 4th, 1857,
by the ollicers and cadets of the King's Mountain
Military School, who will encamp near the town
WVm. Gilmore Simms, LL.D., will, during the
week, deliver a course of lectures, and on the an
niversary, will deliver an address. This day will
e celebrated with appropriate cremonies.
The friends and patrons of this Sehool; the
Officers of the 34th and 46th Regiments; the Ma
si, Odd Fellow and Temperance bodies; the
adies and gentlemen generally of the District,
and all those interested in the perpetuation of a
day held dear to the memory of every patriot,
are respectfully invited to participate. A pro
gramme will be published next week.
THE AssAsNATxoN oF THE BRITIsH CHARGE
T LIMu.-It has already been stated that the
Hon. S. H. Sullivan, the British Minister at Lima,
n Peru, had been assassinated by some unknown
person. It appears that Mr. S. was at the time,
sitting down to dinner with Mr. and.Mrs. Cheese
aan. The assassin entered the dining room ab
ruptly, and encountering Mr. Sullivan diseharged
blunderbuss directly im the groin, and saying
"now lam revenged," made his escape. Hehad
several companions on the outside. The affair
reated the greatest excitementthrouigh the city
ad the military and police were immediately
ordered to search for the assassin, for whose ar
rest a reward of $3,000. was offered. Mr. 8.
was still alive at lastoccounts but could not pos
sibly survive. A letter sys.:
it is now reported 4hat the net was commntted,
by some of the most respectable persons in Lima..
owever, I will give you the rumor. It appears a
short time ago a ball was given by one of the
leading families in Lima, and that Mr. Sullivan
took th~ere a well known prostitute that he has
kept a long time as his mistress. The gentlemen
present remonstrated with him, csiling his atten
tion to the fact that it was a gross insult to all
persons present, to which he is said to have re
plied that she was as good as any woman pre
sent or in Lima, and that they were all a set of
FROM KANss.-i ne proclamation of Gove
nor Walker relative to the October election in
Kansas, has been received in St. Louis. While
admitting the injustice exhibited in the appoint'
ment, the Governor exculptes himself from
blame, by declaring that only four days remained
after his arrival in the Temtory to make the ap
pointments; that he did not know there existed
any law requiring him to make the appointment,
and therefore the duty devolved upon others.
He expresses the opinion that no one can vote
except those who are qualified under the territo
rial aw also, that under this law a territorial
tax wili not be required as a q f " -
Troops will be stationed at the ving
places where any violence is. aan
the best exertions will be ustelee
tion a fair and honesterpression of, he views of
the people.-Charleston New.O
AUGUsTA GROCERY TRADE.-During the late
speculation thit has raged in, a number of lead
ing articles we believe no house in town has
snufered serious loss, which is good evidence of
the good judgement and general solvency of
our grocery interests.
Webelieve the trade of the season will be
much heavier than usual. In August it was ei
tirely unprecedented. Thus far in September,
it has been fair, in spite of the lateness of the
cotton crop, and of the heavy supplies sent into
the country last month. In about two or three
weeks when cotton flows in more freely the city
will be vocal with such a hum of business as
has seldom enlivened our sandy avenues. So
off with your coats, roll up your sleeves, and
ENcoURAoING.-Mr. W. C. Bewley, a iner
chant of nine years' experience in Hamburg,
has recently moved to this place, and is now
opening an extensive Grocery, on the North.east
corner of the public, square. This is another
evidence of the growing prosperity of our vil
lage. Anderson is already one of the best mar
kets in the back country, and we only.need gen
tlemen of enterprise apid means to sustain it,
and attract thither a trade which will build it
Ax EXTRAORDINART GoosE.-In the list of
our obituaries we have to record the death of a
goose that died at the extraordina7 old age of
45 years. Its master was born during the same
year as itself, and he now survives in heart-felt
sorrow at the death of the fond plaything of his
GREAT SALE OF BLOODED Hoszs.-The sale
of Hon. James B. Clas stud of thorovh.bred
horses took place in Fayette county, Ki last
week. His imported stallion, "Indian Chif,"
brought the large sum of $5,020 under the ham
mer. Some of his fillies were bid of by Ken
tuekians for $500 and $660 each, and the buyers'
congratulated themselvs on their good luck. It
is said to have been a-wonderful-ale.
The celebrated Gra Eagle, now about twenty
three years old, was -old a day .or two ago to
Mr. Merchant, of Neiirk, Ohio, for the large
sum of two thousand dollars.
TaE NEw GRANApfm*- DIF3 ;ZLIU1the
settlement of the New Granada I ult the
United States has secured one hundresd of
land for a naval depot free from the jurisdiction
of New Granada. The settlement is regarded
as highly advantageous to the United States.
A LIGHT FINGERED LADY.-The Philadelphia
Sunday Mercury speaks of an immense swindle
by an alleged Baltimore lady, named Madame
Dupont, wose principle victim was a clergyman
who preaches at Kensington. She represented
herself as being exceedingly rich, having large
landed estates in Texas, and vast sums or mon
ey in Paris but embarrassed from the lack of
timely remittances. By this plea she succeeded
in borrowing from various persons thousands of
dollars, and ringing in the aforesaid deluded
clergyman as security. She finally disappeared
and has not been heard of since.
Letters from Syria report the total destruction
in the Desert of a caravan. The latter consist
ing of five hundred persons and one thousand
aels, laden with merchandise, started from
Damascus on the 29th of June, and by some
mismanagement lost its way. The entire cara-s
al perished, with the exception of some twenty
Tn SUGAR CANE IN Tnxis.-Geo. W. Ken
dll, who owns a ranch in Texas, and has been
very successful in raising th'e'Chinese sugar-cane,
writes to the New Orleans Picayune as follows:
" Many of my friends in this' section are san
unbe that this new grain or plant will drive all
others out of the ground, or that it will at least
effect a perfect revolution in the way of farming
in Western Texas. They are saving the seed to
plant for bread, and they are making syrup and
sugar of the juice of the stalk; they are indm
it out as green fodder and saving it for dry.
No part of it is wasted, cattle, horses, sheep, and
hogs eat it clean, from the ground upad
wen the stalk is ripe, and gain strent an
grow fat upon it. An immense quanty of it
will be planted next year."
AN AMERleAN CdoLLEOE IN RoME.--Bishop
Rome, states that the hope has agreed to purchase
a house in that city, at a cost of $40,000 foir.an
American College, which is to be fitted up by
contributions from the United States. The Eng
lish, the Scotch, the French, the Germans and
the Irish all had colleges there, and the bishop
thinks there should also be an Amerncan College,
where the people of this country might meet each
other and exchange the same courtesies as other
CENTRAL AMERIeA.-The leading men in the
South American Republics have long beeni talk
ing of forming a confederation of their States,
similar to the North American Union, under
the title of the United States of South America.
The last mail from Valparaiso brought a
treaty signed by Chili, Peru, and Ecuador, to
provide for unity of army, navy, tarif,; comn,
weights, and system of public instruction, or of
adjusting the present difference to tome general
standard. It is plain these are the bases for a
federation not unlike our Union.
THE SUPPLY oi SUGAR IN FRANCE.- Mr.
Walsh in his Paris letter says: Sugar is falling ;
the beet root factories will supply this year two
hundred and forty million pounds. The Isle of
Reunion (Bourbon) will produce one hundred
and twenty millions- the F'rench West Indies
will probably send a hundred millions; altogetkh t
the supply will exceed the demand in France. C
In a dialogue which Dobbs had with himself .
the other day, he came to the conclusianThat
the best way to succeed with a woman istgbrag
of herbaby andspeak well of her bonnli
A plain and unschooled man, wht~~s aos
nth field and th foetn whh*b d
Ithe axe more than the pen, whilstaspeakingo of
Ichildren, remarked, with true aund beautiful
simplicity, " Thelittle chips rnearest~keart."
The hardest situation for a 'bertbin
is to feel like grumnbling,g..umble atthia6*