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ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
EDGEFIRLD, S. C,
WIDNE8DAY, APRIL 21, 1858.
ZULE TEAT NU? IN FUTURE 1 03f3NED.
All advertisments from this date, not auesnting to
Jore than $10, must be paid for in advance.
Merehants and others advertising by the year, will
be required to settle every six menths. .
No paper willbe sent out of theDistrictules paid
for in advance.
All letters on btaslpess connected with the 0010, to
receive prompt attention, must be addressed to the
To these ruls we will rigidly adhere. Therefore,
take notice and act scordingly.
'ie qeo Outside, for much original matter.
1W On account of an error of omission, we To
publish, by request, Mr.' Guano's letter.
Observe the notice of Jso. M. C.arK, of Red Hill;
Also of EaST9 & CLAnRK (the same Jonx M.) of Au
gusta; qur people know him to be a skilfl and
obliging merchant. We hope they will not fail to call
at his establishment In Augusta.
See also RAmsAY A LAsAw's advertisement of
(loth"ig &e. The firm is well recommended to us,
and we ask for them a share of'patronage.
Also, read the notice of B. F. Caaw, who wishes to
sell his extensive Tin Ware assortmant on account of
continued ill health.
H. A. GRAY.
We ml the attention of the public to the card of
Mr. I. A. Ganr, who has a new shop hard by his
pleasant ootfge on the hill. It is enough, barely to
state the fact that he is at his f worite old tools apin.
Every body knows H. A. GaY.
We omitted to mention last week that the second
pefformance of the Thespian Corps of this place, was
a capital hit and a decided sueoss,-aohieved too
witout trouble and at short notice.
Anoher performance, we are informed, may be ox
poted In a week or two.
ANNIVERSARY OF THR PALMETTO
Th6 Anniversary Address of the Palmetto Associa
tion will be delivered in Columbia, by Gen. John A.
Quitman, of Missiaippi, on Thursday, 4th May next.
The Carolinion says:
"The choice could not have been a more fortunate
one. We doubt if there is any son of Carolina who
cherishes the deeds of that regiment with more pride
than does their warm-hearted leader. We guarantee
that It will be an address In every way worthy of the
occasion. The General has, more than once in his
Congressional career, paid the highoest tribute of a
soldier to the valor of the regiment and the noble
bearing of its officers. South Carolina will pay him
the tribute of a cordial reception and a crowded au
ditory on the occasion."
We thank "RUv " for her sketch from real life,
which we coaolude this week, and shall be pleased to
hear from her again. Will she receive in good part,
one or two critical hints ?
1. An introduotion should never bear more than the
proportion of one-tenth to the whole story.
g. Nothing should be Introduced Into a newspaper
tale, which is not absolutely necessary to unfold the
The obsorvance of these two rules will be of service,
-not one~ to our own fair correspondent, but to many
others of more flaunting pretentIons. There is dis
soverable In the style of " RUTE" a decided faoility
for pleasant sketching, and we hope she will continue
theuse of her pen inthilne ofcompostion. With
proper ere en-her part, we would be williag to in
sure to har a most glattering suecess.
- Ne* weisk its sal ommence the publication (to
be uemple&4 h ro numbers) of anether nouvelette
-fomt another feek .orrespondent.
It Is delightfle to ad the ladies thus disposed to
econtributo, of their ttone and talents, to the entertain
ment of our readers.
SECI~taTARtY TO RUSSIA.
The Charleston papses contain the following tele
Wasmrsevox, April 15.-y. E. Bacon, of South
(asolina (I) has been confirmed as Secretary of Lega
tion to EPetcrsluarg.
Timt note ef lnterrogatioA has been unnecessarily
interpolated. The eontrmtion of Mr. Bucox, we
are haply t state, is certain; and he wiHl leave for
Europe In a very short tim;. We may add, what is
well known to many in South Carolina, that Mr. BA-.
cox is a young lawyer of high promise at the Edge.
field Bar, and a gentleman of elegant literar-y attain
ments. is Atneue for the post which has been as
assigned him, will be sufficiently vindicated by his
discharge of its dutles,-to which discharge he will
carry the high tone and ample qualifications of an
THE SEBON ROECT5.
A more glorious Spring th~ the present, never
beamed upon She sunny South. The crisis of the
season is passed, and vegetation is bursting into the
fulinese of life. Neither cheek nor blight has inter
faed with Its peefect devielopment. The forest folinge
never unfolded itself more beautifully. The flowers
never bloomed miore exquisitely. ~The fruit trees
never gave promise of a more luseleus yield. The
Wheat, and Oats, and Rye, of our farmers, scarcely
ever excelled their present appearances. The birds
were never more musical, and " the mute little fish"
never more ready to soirne upon the angler's craf-y
hoek. It is Indeed a season for praise and thanks
giving to the Author of s* Good I-The more impor
tant crops of the year too are rising above the greund
in vigor and beauty. The Corn and the Cotton fields
begin to exhibe their embryo glories to the planter's
admiring kern; tihe showers have fallen abundantly
yet gently upon their birth. The earth is mellow and
warui; And "the old plantation" is all a-glow with
hope and confidence. Grant that these things may
prove happy auspices ef an ample harvest. So shall
our hearts be thankful, and oar eountry be made
glad and prosperouL.
THlE COLUNDIA PAPERS.
The-Soarl c)arolin.ia has undergone the ehauge in
its editorial department, of which we notified our
readers some EMtle time past. Mr. GAIrLrAnD has
buskled on his harness in good earst, and is at once
plunging into lime, contist of polities. Already the
paper gives evidence of his care, tast. and ability.
WVe do not doubt that thee will rise with each occa
sion that shall demand their exercise.
The Southern Guardian. Is the style and title of-a
new Celumbia paper, which ha. been erected (as we
gnderstand) out of the mnatorials saved from the wreck
of the Ciaroliaa Tu'aes. 'It is conducted by Messes
E. H. Bun-rox and W. B. youxsvoxi, both of whom
have cOnsiderable experience in the multiplex duties
of their profession. The Guardian, will please accept
our congratulations upon its appearance and pros
HURRAh FOR THE EDGEPIELD .GIRLS.
Tbe Augusta JItepatel, neticing Prof. Buess' dan
cing asademy and his late Soiree ia that city on the
12th Inst., specks Is complimentary terms of the
beantifd dancing of little Miss ExuxA Javeuns a
daughter of Mr. JAS. Hauveoa of this District.
Mss Euxxa, who is only 7 years old, is certainly an
accom~pliehil and skillful daucer, and reflects credit
on Prof. Bzes' competency to Impart thorough in
struction to his pupils. Bat reed what the Dispatch
"At the puli' Spiree on MeNo~ n als he close
- of the late session-a large number elh friends ef
the papiis were preseut, ad the emerelsee pased of
- . very pleasuatby. Mms DuvA NHvosa, of Edgeeid,
danced the EHigbland Fling In costume, eliciting for
-the grace and brillaney of its excusion, the most
Telast Idvurpool advloos report a decline
- ~ ~ zand Middling gradea of eoo.a Fair
~quaud~es werdanchanged. The political news Is gen
This gentleman has delivered his celebrated oration
in Charleston and in Columbia, and on each occasion
large receipts were realized by the "Ladles Mount
Vernon.Assooiation,"-probably twenty-Ave hundred
dollars at both places. This fact is at once an attes
tation of the intelligent patriotism of these commu
nities and of the commanding fame of the distin.
guished speaker. It was remarked in our hearing, by
a gentleman of taste, that the Charleston programme
approximaed toadyism in some of its features. While
he may be correst in his opinion, it yet cannot be de
nied that the compliment to Mr. Everett has been (as
a whole) well considered and handsomely bestowed.
While we do not admit that EDwARD Evan'ur is par
,xcellence either the Demosthenes, or the Cicero, of
America, it yet cannot be gainsayed that his rhetoric
teems with a chastened brilliancy which perhaps nc
man North or South has at all surpassed. But over
and above any estimate of the orator's powers, the
aeredness of his purpose in this mission of eloquene
'is quite enough to claim the esteem and homage of
southern communities; And, in this view alone, it is
gratifying to note the eordiality of his reception is
Georgia and in South Carolina. It is pleasing to re
cord such an illustration of the truth, that Southern
magnanimity knows no North, South, East 61 Wes
in its appreciation of genius and virtue.
pV-Dr. Jesse J. Simkins, of Norfolk, Va., has
been appointed by the President, by and with the
consent of the Sonato, Collector of Customs fir the
Norfolk, vice S. T. Sawyer, whose commission ha
pl-Itis currently reported in Washington that
Gen. Sam. Houston intends to introduce into the Sen
ate, early In the ensuing week, a bill to assume a pro
tectorate over Mexico.
)0- Accounts from the coming wheat crop through
out Tennessee are very favorable. The prospect i
truly encouraging. The quantity sown Is unusually
p1- A son of Wm. Carey Jones and grandson 9
Col. Benton died in Washington City, in Saturday
last, a few hours aftar his grandfather.
gg It is said that ivy will not ling to a poison.
ous tree or other substance. What a pity that the
tendrils of a woman's heart have not the same whole.
some and salutary instinct.
gW The Coerier states that the gross roceipts o
the Washington lecture of Edward Everett in Char
leston, amount to one thousand nine hundred an
,i- In private, we must watch our thoughts; in the
family, our tempers; in company, our tongues.
||7 We learn by a gontleman just arrived fron
Kentucky, says the Augusta Contitutionalist, that
government has bought thirteen thousand head W
oxen in Missouri, at one hundred and twuenty-si.x dul
lure a head, for the use of the army in Utah. What
a prise! But " Unclo Sam" foote the bill.
gV News recontly received from Florida, announ
eos the quiet surrender of Billy Bowlegs and twenty
two of his party.
JV A verdant yankeo-expectant of ofice was
advised, the other day, to apply for the Consulship o
the Lobos Island vice Guano etosed. lie had hii
letter written before ie discovered the joke.
|W One of our Western editors, speaking of a
large and fat contemporary, remarked that if al
fesh was grass, he must be a load of hay. "I sea
pect I am," said the fat man, " from the way the
the donkeys are nibbling at me."
U|' The Missouri Republicae. learns that a burri.
cane, on the 27th ult., demolished nearly every house
in Bestonrille, Arkansas, killing twenty-Ave and
wounding a great number of persens.
gg Some landlords are in the habit of laying as
extra fork acr'oss the plates of their delinquent beard.
ers, as mush as to say, "fork over."
3g The annual meeting of the stockholders ol
the Savannah Valley railroad, will be held in 11am.
burg, to-day, the 21st inst., at 11 o'clok a. m.
||| The New York Tribun. announces that Lord
Napier, British Minister at Washington, is to be ro.
called, his successor being already appointed.
pe-A duel took place near New Orleans, on the
15th Inst., at 11 o'clock, between Messrs. Harry Deau
and W. J. Kennedy, citizens of Mobile. They foughi
wih duelling pistols, carrying ounce halls, and at Sf.
teen paces. At the first fire Mr. Kennedy received a
bad hip wound, but hopes are entertained of his re
p -twas reported in St. Louis, on the 15th, thai
a messenger passed through that city two weeks agc
with Instructions to Col. Johnston not to commence
offensive eperations against the Mormons, who are ia
a state of rebellion, be(ore the arrival of the Peace
ET A gentleman has jest reached Washingtoc
from Camp Scott, who expresses the opinion that Col
Johnston is perfetly able to cope with any Mormor
force which he may meet; and that the ogieers and
men are all anxious to commence active operations
ggThe moat terrible specimen of a bear that we
ver heard tell of, is mentioned in the following ver
se, which we clip from a western poem:
" There was a jelly woodman
Was standin' by a tree,
When he sied an awful big bcar
A coming right at he !
The bear was ramnparageous,
The foam wras on his lip,
And full a yard of prairie
lie cleared at every skip !"
paThe Boston Post delares that the editor wbc
thratened to write two colums a week about Kansas
unless his delinquent subscribers paid up, says thai
every one has squared up his account, and three hun.
dred and seventy paid for one year in advance. We
do not doubt it. To be inflcted with a two-column
article every week on that subjet, is worse that the
Sheriff and a half-dozen constables.
When reminded of their want of progress in agri
culture and manufactures, the Spaniards related a
leged, that Adam, one upon a time, requested leave
to revisit this world-once his paradise. The leave
was granted, and an angel commissioned to eonduct
him. On wings of love the patriarch hastened to
hi,' native earth; but so strange, so changed all
seemed to him, that he felt at home nowhere until be
came to Portugal. " Ah, here," exclaimed he "set
me down here; exclaimed he "set me down here;
every thing here in just as I left it!1"
We think if he had extended his visit to this
place, he would have found a pretty strong resem
blance to Edgefield of old.
For the Advertiser.
Mu. Barronm:-I am very grateful te those friends,
whose partiality caused my name to be inserted in
your paper, as a Candlidate for a seat in the House of
Representatives of the State. But having been long
absent from my business, and finding that it will
rquro all my attention, for many months, to adjust
it prperly, I must decline the compliment offered
My heart and energies are now set upon my pro
fession. Hereafter, when I shall have fully discharged
my duty to clients and to myself, I may take a pleas.
us in struggling for political performent.
Most respectfully yours,
Por the Advrttiser.
A 0001 SEGAR.
Ma. Enmvoa :-WVending my way homeward the
tlh evening I heard an Inveterate smoker aecost a
knowin oyer, with "Hello, Jim, where did
you get ? By George, it has a delight.
hI avor." Id Jim as he gave his Havana
mnother sou g puff, " Why I got it at old
El. L. Paxxy's, is always a fine lot of the
set &gars that been introduced into this
maet." Acting recommendation, whIch I
ad acidentally lawent into the Brick 8tore,
and found as "Jim".a stated, a large stock of really
axeelent Begars and fine chewing Tobacco, both ef
rhie I a. now using daily, with pleasure and much
atisfactin. Knowing, Mr. EDITOn, that you and
your readers generally are capable of appreciating a
oed thing, I have penned the above merely to give
ou a hint as to where a good artIcle might be found.
A =RIEnD TO T== ==OnLU=
WASHINGTON, April 12.
DEAR COL:-My time ham been so much oceupied
since I last wrote you, that I could not even steal a
moment to indite you a short letter.
The great Kansas fight has come off in the House,
and the opposition has seemingly triumphed over the
The friends of the Constitution and Union, however,
do not yet despair of securing the admission of .Kn
ses under the Lecompton Constitution. In the House
they have a solid and Immovable phalanx of 112
members as a basis to operate upon, and will make it
tell against Black Ropublicanism and all other isms.
The league of 120 composing the opposition, cannot
hang together long. It is composed of too many di
verse elements, and has only to be abandoned by a
few men to become powerless; there, are many of them
sick and tired of the allianeo, and will reak off the
The Black Republicans will resist the proposition
of the Sonate for a joint oommittee of conference upon.
the disagreeing amendments of the two Houses. A
motion to refes this committee will be made by some
of the Blacks, and upon that issue the league of 120
will be broken.
The Committee of Conference will be ordered, and
it Is more than likely th'at when this is done, the Black
Republicans will endeavor to have the Committee
elected by the House, and not as is usual, appointed
by the Speaker. But in this they will fail also.
Speaker Orr will appoint a discreet set of men, whose
action will probably be ultimately sestained by the
House. One thing is certain, and that Is this: that
the friends of Locompton *1l do every thing which
can be done to secure the triumph of the right. A
truer band of Patriots never lived than those who
are now battling for the Constitution on this great
The people of the South may rely upon them im
plicitly. But in the event Kansas is lost to the South,
on account of thd slavery clause incorporatet in the
Locompton Constitution, what will the South do?
Texas and Alabama have spoken, are they in earnest,
and if so, will the other Southern States follow side by
side with them. South Carolina determined in 1850,
she would not "go it alone," but would "go it with
co-eoperatiun." It now remains to be seen whether she
will like the company of Alabama and Texas well
enough to co-operate with them, in resisting what is,
and will be for the future, the settled policy of the
Black Republicans, " that no more slave States shall
be admitted into the Union." Will the knoteing ones
(VCo-operationists) of '50 answer the question ?
There has been quite a fight in the House over the
deficiency bill. It was defeated, but upon a reconsid
eration it was passed. The struggle will be renewed in
the House. The administration Teel great anxiety for
its success, as it embraces a large item for prosecuting
the expedition againstoe Mormons. This item
encountered but little opposition in the House; and
the money will be appropriated, even should this
bill be defeated. The Bill as a whole is a sort of an
" Omnibus " concern, containing many features of
doubtful expediency. But as above stated, the sup
plies for the Mormon war will be promptly voted by
Congress. Brigham Young and his fanatical followers
fnd no favor hero. They will be subdued and made
to behave themsolves.
Kansas out of the way, and this Utah matter in
proper trim, the Proeident would immediately direct
attention to our foreign affairs. The great measure
above all others which he has at heart Is the acquisi
tion of Cuba. lHe does not favor this acquisition by
conquest or tillibusterism,. but by diplomacy. If
money eon buy the Island, he will have ; it for the
success and accomplishment of which, be has my fer
vent prayer. PALMETTO.
.CHARLESTON, April 17, 1858.
The great event of the present week, was of course
the Boerett demostration, at the Institute Hall en
Tuesday evening last, when be was first introduced to
our community through hi. world-renowned Oration
on the characer of Washington. Buech an assembly
as was congregated within those capacious walls, such
an array of intelligence, beauty and moral worth has
rarely if ever been witnessed in Charleston. The
stags was occupied by a large number of our most re
spetable citirzens, including personal friends and for
mer associates of the gifted speaker, a venerable dole.
gatien of our eldest and most honored gray-haired
sages, and many of the younger fraternity who bed
united in the call. Every portion of the Hall, its
commodious seat., aisles, galleries, and every inch of
floor on which it was possible to obtain a footing was
thronged with living humanity, and the doors and
pahbage-wna were beseiged with late-comers strug
gling in vain to force admittance. Having had the
good fortune to aseure a very eligible seat by making
an early start, I was one of the privileged number
who heard distinctly every word of this chaste, elo
quent and elegant production of the great and ac
complished orntor. I have no idea of attempting an
analysis, nor of usying any thing more aijout It than
that as a most brilliant, logical, discriminating, just
and faithful illustration and vindication of the char.
actor and career of the immortal Father of his coun
try, and a comparison of his whole life and achieve
ment., with those of the most illustrious warriors and
conquerors of his day and generation, it was a om
plete, triumphant, incontrovertible masterpiece of ar
gument. The uniformly fixed, rapt, enchained atten
tion of the vast auditory, followed each word and
gesture of the distinguished scholar and orator
throughout his speech, the delivery of which occupied
thro heure, commencing at 8, and ending at the ring
lng of thu last bell of St. Michael's. Many an ani
mated eye in that crowd, which would under ordina
ry circumstances, have drooped under the inflction
of a lecture or sermon ovcr tweaty minutes in length,
still continued at the close to gaxe with admiration
upon the spectacle af this noble triumph of genius
and eloquence over the heart. of the multitude, and
not a solitary evidence could I detect of weariness or
uneasiness in the movement. of any within my obser
vation. The subdued stillness and reverential feeling
which appeared to pervade the entire throng, inter
rupted only by occasional bursts of applause from
their midst, as some exquisitely rounded period, pow
erful climax or striking comparison, appealed to the
noblest emotions of the heart, presented the most ex
.pressive tribute that could be offered to the magic in
fluence of the wonderful gift with which nature has so
liberally endowed this eminent advocate of Mount
Vernon and Washington.
The following evening, (Wednesday,) was assigned
to Mr. Everett's Oration on " Charity," and when
the hour for opening the doors of the Hail approached,
the same enthusiasm which marked his first appear
ance, was again visible, and another immense congre
tion came forth to greet the orator. Like the first
oration, it was a complete succeus. The grpss receipts
of the first amounted to $1,904-and of the second
Mr. Everett left our City on Thursday, to fulfil his
appointment for last evening in Columbia. Before
departing, he visited our beautiful Orphan House in
company with several of thme Commissioners and other
citizens, and made a short speech to the children, in
which he expressed his great gratification at the state
of things existing in the Institution, and assured them
that their privileges and opportunities were equal to
the best in the land.
The united prayer meetings at the Circular Church,
and various other location. in different portions of
the City are still coatinuod daily, and attract large*
The Board of Trustees of the Protestant Episcopal
Soiety for the advancement of christianity in South
Carolina, held their regular Quarterly Meeting on 5th
inst. By a Reosolution of the Board, an adjourned
meeting has been called for the 26th inst., to consider
applications of Churches for aid during the ensuing
The'Convention of Young Mon's Christian Associa
tions of North America, meet. to-day in this City.
Amng the visitors expected are several distinguished
orators and divines whom our people will have an
opportunity of hearing for the first time. Provision
has been made for the comfortable accommodation
and entertainment of Delegates, by the Asasociation
of this City. Prof. Milton Taylor delivers the annual
address this evening, and to-morrow evening is as
siged-to Rev. Dr. Thornwoll's Discourse, (the 8th of
the Series on the Bible) at the Circular Church, on
The Steamer Ouiris is advertised to leave the market
wharf this aftno6m- o an exeursi'n around the
Harbor, to *hlch theDelegates to the Convention are
For several days est, we have been enjoying the
onishing touch, (lt is to bi prisumed) of Old Winters
icy Sngersrand as w's take.a lastafarewell of the old
gentleman, it is withimingled fiellngs of pleasure and
sadness, that we look back upon the jolly times we
have had under his reign, with nothing before us but
the prospect of aitg and dreary (though we hope
not a sickly) summer of ennui and disoontent.
Although my regilar weekly ehit-chats with your
readers, will now be suspendhd until the re-opening of
our Fall and Winter eampaign of business and gaiety,
I hope to be able to'give you an oeca;ional letter in
remembrance of "A ldd Lang Syne," at convenient
interval. during the .pproaehlng Summer. Should I
meet with anythingthat may add Intorest to your col
umns and relieve the monotony: of the "dull times,"
it will give me pleasure to take a few notes, and lot
you "prent them" for their benefit. CLAUDE.
for the Advertiser.
It is spring time again. The beautiful blooming
spring time when resuscitated nature sends forth pm
as of glory that lep from heart to heait and that
echo from grove tqihiuide. The overjoyed song.
sters of the air pour forth prelude and symphony
and chorus of liqtid quivering melody. The very
atmosphere takes ip the refrain and forest and hill
top and valley unitioneo grand diapason of harmo
ny to the All Merciful for his wondrous goodness.
The grain fields in their fresh young beauty remind
us of those fields ,hat border the everlasting river
that loweth from tha throne of the Most High.
But ah ! even amid all this entrancing leveliness;
this resurrection of the year, can the heatt be very
sad; and a halo of. mournful and subduing feeling
enshrine the heart.,
There is a tin grove near bye under whose
interlacing boug are two little mounds. The
earth -is red and dank in its fresh exhumation.
Under those damp lods repose two dear little forms.
The dark blue eyee are closed; the wax like Angers
still clasp the witd snow drops placed there by
loving hearts; thsweet lisping tongues are still;
the pure joyous 1 "ler, emanating from hearts sur
charged with love, hushed forever more on earth,
ani$ stricken paren and loving brothers and sisters
are left to mourn their heaty bereavement. And yet,
thanks bo to Him iho loved the little ones on earth,
there Is joy in Iaaven. Bright jewels have been
added to the crownof Jesus. Insteadof the piercing
thorns, and the viq@n of the cross, is the glittering dia
dem of glory whicli proclaimeth the King of Heaven,
and- which ia morelbowilderingly bright by the advent
of each now born ;ul. And'Oh ! methinks there was
a joy there that eith can never know-neither in all
the pageantry of r alty, or the victory of an hundred
glorious achievem ts, whom those two newly fledged
angels were welcood within the chrystal gates, by a
little band of bro ers and sisters and cousins who
wore already ther
Dear preolous ures I The lights of our hearth
stone I The wee I be. of our look ! There is spring
time in Heaven no for'you; a brighter spring than
ever dawns below. The fields must sure be more
wondrously beautibil; the amaranthe more gloriously
lovely; the crowns brighter; the harps more tuneful;
for purer spirits, er more guileless hearts, or more
loyal children of je Saviour-Emanuol-never left
earth for Paradisebefore. S. A. L.
Rosa Corriu, pril 9th, 1858.
GREAT LVC0.'-450,000 PRiZE BOLD IN SAVAX
It appears there are other lotteries besides matri
mony, which prove-essentially to a lucky speculator
therein, a matter o'money. Witness the above whe're
in the agent at Savannah, of S. Swan & Co.'s re
nowned Georgia Ldtteries (drawn at Augusta) disposed
of the tickets whi~h drew $50,000 ; namely : Nos. 6
-19-28 of the combination scheme.
The extensive .patronage, received by Swan's Lot
tery all over the.United States, constitutes one of the
proofs that thereimust be something beyond excite
ment in suchi ~ ' "of the world at large who pur
chase ticketsWe avie often been astonished at
suddenly seeing persons spreading themselves as well
off in the world; we wondered how eame suck so, as
we could not see any available means in the ordinary
way. On enquiry, some person who knows at all
times all things about every one, whispers "Lotter'y
Ticket," and the whele mystery is solved. The mab
that cannot make money any ether way secares at
tiumess fortune by a lucky ticket.
We have just received a visit from S. Swan & Co.'s
Cashier, who visited this city with the Ca, to pay
of the above prize. -
We shall certainly be on the gui eice to notice how
the lucky winner bears his or her sudden fortune.
Scamnnahi Georgians, April 8. '78
From the Charleston Evening News.
TO THE EDITOR OF EVENING REVS.
KAxuI, March 30th, 185G.
DnA SIR--My attention has just been called
to an article in your journal of 20th inst., call
ing on Mr. Jas. H. Taylor for an explanation of
certain quotations made by Mr. Hamlin, in an
swer to G en. Hammond's speech, also, to your
paper of 22d with Mr. Taylor's reply, and some
remarks from you in reference to myself.
As to my birth place, Mr. Taylor is right. My
father was a citizen of South Carolina during
the Revolutionary war, and was attached to the
militia as a soldier in the defence of Charleston.
After its surrender, on his march as a prisoner
to Ninety-Six, in Abbeville District, he escaped
from the enemy and moved to the State of Vir
ginia, where I was born. I have been a resi
dent of South Carolina for thirty-four years. I
do not know Mr. Hamlin, and have never had
any correspondence with him.
I presume he quotes from my address to the
South Carolina Institute. The essay wa deiv
ered in Charleston, and first publisbed in the
Evening News. I am satisfied that its republi
cation entire would relieve me from the reproach
which that gentleman's garbled quotation. might
bring upon me, and afford conclusive proof of
my patriotic intentions and desire to promote
the best interest of my adopted State.
The essay abounds in proof that General Ham
mondl's position is correct, and shows what a
powerful and independent people we should be
were we to add to our great staples the mechani0
arts, and embrace the other elements of yreatness
and national wealth, that abound amongst us
and how entirely independent we could render
ourselves of a people, w~ho, since the delivery of1
that address, hlave shown themselves to be our
You will find the essay republished in Deflow's
Review, July, 1861, page 123.
In page 133, Iuse the following language:
"From the best estimates that I have been able
to make, I put down the white people, who ought
to work, and who do not, or who are so employ
ed, as to be wholly unproductive to the State, at
one hundred and twenty-five thousand."
In this estimate, I intended, of course, to in
clude male and female, old and young, all the
country people, who obtain from the soil a mere
living and no surplus, besides the middle and
educated classes, who would be' stimulated to
acetion by the introduction of other branches of
industry than planting cotton. That class would
embrace those who are'educated at our military
schools, to fit them for carrying on the arts and
commerce of our State, who now have to emi
grate to other States to seek employment. Every
gotton factoryoperativo calls into action at least
three others, to carry on the various branches of
industry that spring from that source.
Mr. Hamlin couples the above quotations with
another passage in the essay, (page 135) where
[speak of our poor sand hill population who
ccupy the barren lands of the State, and who
ire in reality but little in advance of the Indian
>f the forest. They constitute but a small por
;ion of our white population, and being almost
vholly uneducated, would be elevated and made
isflb actory employment.
O BIT UA RY.
Drum, In Curryton of Pneumonia, on the 28th
(arch, 3JMES 0SCA~R.SCOTT, In the 17th year of
He was a Stadentl inthe Curriton .Aedemy where
uis gentlemanly deportment and amiable disposition
iained him the love of his follew Studsats, and re.
MAnnimD, on the 1st inst., by Rev. H. T. Bartley,
Mr. MARLON D. PADoGETand Miss SUUANsIA, daugh
ter of Capt. Jos. Long, all of this District.
MAniIJr, by the same, on the 18th March, .axus
AOLLAND to Mrs. MAar PxTxseo, all of this Dim
MmnRiED, in Augusta, Ga., en Wednesday the 7th
mit., by Foster Blodgel, Jr.Rsq., Mr.-Jons T. EXKo;
df that City, and Mrs. HuxurgTrA V. Haknt, of Lee
AUGUSTA, April 17.
Corrox.-The market is dull and depressed and the
sales of the day are limited to 98 bales-6 at 9, 1 at
181, 2 at 101, 68 at 111, 4 at 111, and 17 at 12 cents.
We withhold quotations, am the market Is too unsettled.
BAcOx.-The receipts of this article have been fair
during the week, and trade rather active. Prices for
good meat are full. We quote : Shoulders Is; Hams
101 to 12c; hog round 10 to 101 ets. Sales have been
made at those rates daily.
LAn.-This article is more plenty, and in demand,
at 11 to 1i cents in bbls; in cans, 12 to 121 cents.
Con.-There is a light supply in market, and in
the absence of speculative inquiry, small lots are in
demand at 70 to 75 cents.
CHATTANOOGA, April 1.
BAcox.-We report sales at 9j, packed and deliy
ered in depot. Supplies outside of city cured absut
F.oun.-Supplies moderate-Superine $2; Family
$2121 % sack.
Cons.-Sales of the week 3,000 bushels, at 50 cents,
including sacks, and delivered in depot. Supply
light, with fair demand. .
WmnA.-Sales about 3,100 bushels, at 75, 80 and
86 cents. Stocks light.
LAR.-10 cents, brisk.
We notice the arrival of some four iat boats from
above, with a very choice, lot of Bacen, owned by
Gillespie A Co. The Bacon is being stored in fine
style-a quantity of Lard is stored by the same.
NEW YORK, April 14.
Sales of Cotton to-day 300 bales. Buyers are de
manding a reduction of I, but holders refuse to com
ply-quetations nominal. Flour, 9000 barrels sold,
buoyant. Corn Arm, 21,000 bushels sold, unchanged.
Turpentine Irm at 53 cents. Rise quiet at 31 @ 4.
CHARLESTON, April 14.
Sale. of Cotton to-day 800 bales, at unchanged
3T The Friends of Col. JAMES P. CARROLL
respectfully present him as a Candidate for the
State Senate at the ensuing election.
W Tus Friends of WILLIAM GREGG, Esq.,
respectfully announce him as a Candidate for Sen
ator at the next election.
Feb 1 *4
U The friends of Col. JOHN QUATTLEBUM
respectfully announce him as a Candidate for a
seat in the next Legislature at the ensuing election.
April 7 to* 13
0 We are authorized by the friends of Maj.
A. L DEARING, to noninate him as a Candidate
for a seat in the House of Itepresentatives at the
April 7 to 18
BT The friends of M. W. GARY, Esq., present
him as a Candidate for the State Legislature at the
Mar. 31. toe 12
IT Tar: Friends of W. W. ADAMS, Esq., re
spectfully present him as a candidate for the State
Legislature at its next Session.
Mar 28 to* 11
W The Friends of 3. HAMDEN BROOKS,
Esq., respectfully present him as Candidate for
the State Legislature at it. next Session.
ITREn Friends, of Maj. ABRAM JONE9 re
spectfully present liim as a Candidate for re-elec
tion to the State Legislature.
gWnE Friends of Mr. WADE HOLSTEIN,
respectfully nominate him as a Candidate for elec
lion to a Scat in the next Legislature.
Mar 10 to* 9
THE AUGUSTA WKLTY DISPATCN.
We are still furnishing this valuable weekly
journal te our subscribers at the low price of $1
per year. The " Dipach " is a large sheet and
well worth double the money at which it can be
had. We regard it in fact a capital paper, and as
cheap as any weekly in the United State.
Those who wish to take advantage of this more
than reasonable proposition, will send their $1,00
anid names to the Adverfiser Office at an early date.
April 21 1858 tf 16
TnE funeral sermon of JohN L. CoonuRN, de
ceased, will he preached at Dry Creek Church by
Elder A. P. Nonnis, on tho 4th Lorda-day of the
present month, by request of the family.
April 17, 1858.
A C A RDS
T HIE Sub'lcriber respectfully informs his friends
and patrons that ho is still attending to the
WATCH REPAIRING BUSINESS,
Having remeved his Shop to his residence I of
of a mile West of the Village. Thankful for past
favors, he aolicits the continuance of that liberal
patronage he has so long received. His work, as
heretofore, will be warranted to give entire satis
faction, or no charge will be made.
lHe has just received a large assortment of
7"Ho is also prepared for Electro Plating, with
G0 LD and SILVER, Watch Cases, Spoons, Forks,
Jewelry, &c. .'
PIANO~3 neAtly repaired and cor'recdys tuned.
3'7Any work left at the Store of B. C. Bryan
will be punctually attended to, at which Store the
Subscriber may be found on Mondays, Thursdays
and Saturdays. If. A. GRAY.
April 21 2m 15
2ND REGIMENT CAVALRY,
LosoIRas, S. C., April 12, 1858.
T HIE Abbeville Squadron of Cavalry will assom
Lble at their usual parade ground on Saturday
the first day of May next, armed and equipped as
the law directs.
The Edgefield Squadron will assemble at Edge
field C. HI., on Saturday May the 8th, armed and
equipped as the law directs.
The Commissioned and non-Commissioned Offi
cers will assemble the day previous for drill and
Lieut. Cul. MARIN and Maj. BATES, are charged
with the extension of these orders.
The Staff Officers are hereby commanded to ap.
pear in full uniform at the above place.
By order of Col. JOHN 1F. BIURRESS.
J. M. LANUAX, Ad'jt.
tT Abeville Banner will please copy, and for
ward account to 2nd Regiment, Cavalry.
April20 1858 St 16
anD BRIG., lsT DIVISION, 8. C. M.
EnloEnIrD C. H1., April 20th, 1858.
ORDE RS, NO
The Colonel. of the respective Regiments within
he 2nd Brigade, 1st DivisIon, So. Ca., Militia, are
ereby required to make an accurate and full return
o the Brigadier General of the actual stren,-th of.
he various Corps composing their command ; to
rether with the nanmes of the field officers and their
ank, on or before the fourth Monday in May next.
By order of W. C. MORAUINE,
Brig. Gen'l. 2nd Brig. let Divliin, S. C. M.
TI. W. A DDIsON, Brig. Major.
g' Abbeville Banner and Independent Press
A pril 21st, 1858 51 15
DOC ACON.--G. L. PENN, Ao-r.
wil eceie this evening, 1,000 lbs. GOOD
IJACON, which wIll be aold as tow as ca be af
A&pril 21, 188, if , . 15
aed try thm. E. T. DAVIS, Ac:.
NEW SPRING AND SUMMER
C LO0T H1 A ii .
RAMSEY & LABAW,
(Opposite the Union Bank,)
ARE receiving daily, and are ofering to their
friends and customers the largest and best
Stock this season they have ever offered. Having
purchased the entire Stock almost exclusively for
CASH, and paid unusual attention to-tbe mann
facture-of the Clothing, we are prepared to offer
them at prices to'defy competition. We have an
elegant line of
SCARFS, CRAVATS, STOCKS,
UNDERSHIRTS and DRAWERS, every grade;
Linen Bosom SHIRT', from the well known
manufactories of Morrison & Co., Golden Hill,
John M Davis & Co., and Fowler & Co.
A complete line of GLOVES,of every kind;
HANDKERCHIEFS, SOCKS, &c.
We have also avery large stock of SERVANTS
CLOTHING, of every kind, which we would cal
especial attention to.
Merchants and others would do well to call be
fore purchasing elsewhere.
Augusta, April 21, ly 16
T HE Subscribers would call the attention of
A buyers to their large Stock of GROCERIES
glow on hand and daily receiving, consisting in partof
500 LARGE SIZE NEW SACKS SALT,
300 Bbls. THOMASTON LIME,
100 BALES HEAVY GUNNY rIAGGING,
200 BOLTS " PATCHED "
800 COIL GREEN LEAF ROPE,
200 HALF " " "
30 Hhds. NEW CROP MOLASSES,
20 TIERCES NEW CROP MOLASSES,
100 Bbs. " " "
50 Bble. CHOICE NEW ORLEANS SYRUP,
100 Bble. ALL GRADES SUGAR,
25 Hhds. " " '
100 BAGS COFFEE, all qualities,
200 BOXES ADAMANTINE CANDLES,
100,000 Lbs. TENNESSEE BACON, &e.
Thankful for the very liberal patronage extended
to them, they respectfully ask the continuance of
the same. ESTES & CLARK.
Augusta, Ga., April 21 1858 tf 15
OWING to the continued bad health which I
am pow affileted with, and but little pros
poects of a final recovery, renders me unlit for bu
siness any longer, I am, therefore, desirous of sel
ling out to an approved purchaseron very moderate
terms, my ENTIRE STOCK and TRADE now
kept in the Brick Store, next below Mechani's
Bank, consisting of general
House Furnishing Supplies,
STOVES, RANGES, GRATES, HOLLOW WARE,
Of the very best kind.
TIN WAB1| OF ALL KINDS,
COPPER, SHEET IRON, BRASS, LEAD,
BLOCK TIN AND SHELF GOODS,
Of the very best cutlery, of late importation; with
a Mechanical business attached, with my own
workmen, which would be hired at the same time
if desired, with the necessary Machines and Tools,
Patterns, and many other things too tedious to
This is a business of TFIRTY-ONE YEARS'
operation, and is a Aretrate opening for soise
young man just starting in the world.
. Will also be sold, if desired,
80 BOXES ROOFING TIN;
20 do Ic do 16 1 x do, and 6 do 20 by 1x, suita
ble fos customer's work ; together with a large
supply of WIRE, all Nos. from 1 to 20, wIth all
kinds of FITTINGS, muitablo to the business.
Time will be given to an approved purchaser.
Enquire ofB. F. CHEW.
Augusta, April 21 6t 15
* New Cheap Goods.
T HE Subscriber is how receiving at his'Store a
FULL ASSORTMENT OF GOODS, to
which he respectfully invites 'he' attention of his
friends and customers.
gThankful 'for piat favors, he solicits a con
tinance of the same.
JOHN M. CLARK.
Cold Spring, 8. C., A prIl 21 1858 tf 35
EDGEFIELD, L, C.
ceived from New York a most COMPLETE and
MAGNIFICENT assortment of
Respectfully announces to his friends and patrons
that he is prepared to exhibit a beautiful and
well manufactured assortment of CABINET FUR
NITURE. My large assortment consists in part of
a splendid variety of fine and superfine
A rich lot,-all styles-of Rosewood and Mahogany
Rosewood and Xahogany Libraries,
SECR ET ARIES WITH BOOK CA.aB8,
A beautiful collection of Rosewood and Mahogany
WAsH SINKS OR STANDS,
A good stock of excellent spring bottom
Improved styles of Rosewood and Mahogany
Mahogany and RoseWood Tables,
Consisting of PARLOR, CARD, TEA, EXPAN
SION, QUARTETTE and Ladies WORK TA
Corner Stands and Portable Desks,
A variety of fine
An unusually large assortment of
C ZE A.2 R Se
Comprising Solid Mahogany spring bottom Rock
ing Chairs; Spring bottom solid Mahogany Parlor
Chairs; Cane seat Maple Rocking and Parlor
Chairs ; a small lot of Prescott Oak Chairs ; Chil
dren's, Nurse's and Sewing Chairs, and Children's
CURTAIN BANDS, PICTURE CORD AND TASSEL, CRIB
CRADLES, TOWEL RACKS, &C.
All of which will be sold at a very small per
cent above actual cost prices. I am compelled to
ontinue the CASH SYSTEM, and will rigidly
adhere to it in future, as I am well convinced that
it is much the best system for all parties.
An examination of my Stock is solicited. Better
argains are not to be had in Augusta or any
other Southern City.
R ep a iring, &ce.
I continue to make to order any FURNITURE
anted, and also to repair all old Furniture sent.
knd along your work and it shall be done in a
g"I bespeak a liberal share of public patron
ige. . 3. 111. WITT,
Apr 21 tf 16
UST made and for ale 100,000 Good
BRICKS, which will be sold on reasonable
erms. A considerable discount made for cash.
H. D). CROOKER.
A pril 21 1858 tf 16
~joTICE is hereby given that application
Lwill be made before the Legislature at its
ext Session, for a Charter of a Rail Road to run
prom Hamburg to Columbia.
April 21 tf 15
CL AIM AGENCY.
~NSIONS and BOUNTY LAND CLAIMS
procured, and Land Warrants bought, sold
r located on liberal terms, and with despatch by
-T'ILLMAN U. CLARL
Edgefeld, C. H. Mar 10, 8m* 10
UST reoeived a fe* dozen Bottles of A No.1
F CATSUP, which was put uplast yeas. by a
~entleman* of this Town. Trt-it-sek fer
self - .T.DVBAgL..
u.n ai161aan f 18
lESPECTEUELY infe& sl
public genraly that'he has -
r the Norhat selecting frem
kts, a FULL assortment a
Of the most fashionable styleso e
ARTICLES usually kept f4A
I have also purcbaa a' large soi,
of GAITERS and SHOES, which
quire an examination of their style a
terial to recommend their saib to smek
desire a superior article.
In addition4 -hse Sten .
-Stock of the lates!andiseaq.ap
proved styes of
TRUNKS, Ldies' Bonnet-TraiqhgA30%
VALISES, &e &
7 I hall be happy to shom-m an -
and all persona desiring to oak
fied that I can give them as good s
LOW A PRICE as any deai th
1T I keep constantly on-hand a fll s 11ppj the.
very BEST SPANISH SEGAR8..
April 14 3t:, f4
ABland & Butieg
ARE now receiving a LARGE an" VAR9ERD
Stock of Spring a"' unaesi.
D R*Y GO OD,
A good portion of which is now In Storeanin
In calling the attention of our friends and patrpas
to our Stock we beg to asumre them that'it'is
And great ilducements will be omred'e
sales. Our Stock comprises all the Newest aate
ral with the latest patterns and 4" gn for
PlaI atriped and Plaid BAREGES n
TISS ES, LAWNS, ORGAND
BRILLIANTES, French C4MBRIC$S;
Crap. MARET. Barege DiLAINES- ' $
Material for TRAVELLING DRESS n8
Stripesand Flounces and Bayidere; -
Plain CIHALLIES, SKIRTS --
EMBROIDERY, LACES, EBBOI8 *
HOSIERY and GLOVES -
Brown and Bleached S NGSi
"9" - I t
TICKINGS, PILLOW CABINGS .
Table DAMASKS, DUCKS and DW-1 U-0
A variety of Goods for MEN and ear
PLAIDS and STRIPES for servaati-.
French, English and Ameicano n- I- , -I
great variety, at 12cii. Ao., - 4
MANTILL AS aid BONNE'J1S
For the Lafies, together with af rat.4 ' o
S1OES, for all classes. --
In fact, we have got about ALL Kth on
want-bat money- - -e
or We shall at, aR, timesb
Goods and respeot lly i -
trading community. I weden
not be our fault.
Edgefield, S. C., April 14 - 4
Spring and S.. )
And . aFU L A& ORTtE NT e u Y
kind of Goods asaly
Our Goods havebeneaful ~ h
at VRY LOW PRICSn,
April 6 - ---il
NEW SPRI1W19A1N 8UMIltR
W. R. & T. .ERUDSO~e -
MASONIC & ODD F.k|LLOW'S BUILD&NG,
A RE now receiving one the of LARGEST a
.t.MOST ATTRACTIVE Stoeka of .
Ever offered in Edgefield, embracing all the new
rabrics and designs in Dress Goods.
Fine Muslin ROBES;
Fine Embrodered Swisp Muslin ROBES; -
" Barege ROBES;
Beautiful BER AGES'and TiSSUES
'Rich Printed Organdle and Jaconet Mi3SLINS;
Fine BOMBAZINES and CHALLIES
DE LAINES, nrae in pattern, and ver iep;
ALPACAS and French BRILLIANTS
English, French and American PRINTS
" " " GINGHAMS;t
IIH LINENS, Table Cloths, Danqseks Nap
kin., Diapers, Towels and Sheetingy.~
Black Lao. and Mourning M.ANTILLAS, In
great variety ;s '
Plain and Dotted Swiss, Jaconet, Mull, Naia
sook,Tarlton, Plaid and Striped MUSLINS;
EMBROIDERIES and IIANDKE2RCHWEFB Ia
every variety and quality;
IIOSIERY and GLOVES for Ladies, Gentle
men and Children, in English, Fuenab'and
German goods. I
BONNETS, HATS and CAPS, beautiful in
design, of all qualities. and oheap;
LINEN and COTTON GOODS lor Men and
Boys wear; i
Bleached and unbleachei SHXEETING8 and
811HIRTINGS, all qualities;
Ladies' and Misses P A RASO LS8 nd BtJN
SHIADES, a large assortment ;
HOOP SKIRTSi of all dimensions and Is great
BOOTS, HIOES, IBridles, Saddles, Whips, 'o.
A large and complete assortment of CROCEERY,
GLASS and WOODEN WARIL
HARDWARE & CUtLERY.
A large stook just received, oonsistingla pest of
Nails, Hoes, Axes, Cast and Wrought Butas, he.
COLT'S REPEATERS, five, six and eight lash
Fine RAZORS, Table Cutlery, he.q
CARPENTERS' TOOLS of every vrey
C O FF EE,S8U G AR, T EA, MOLES,
Cheese, Soap, CAndles, -
BACON, LARD,'FLOUR, he.'
--A L SO--*
A great many other articles ussally kepti a -
gVAll we ask is an examInation of iir ta.k
before purchasing. Our prices have been put
down to cirrespond with the times.
W. 3, & T. 3. RtJIaS4k.
gg N. B.-Groceries sold entirely ferem.
New Spring and SumueGeds
E. PERIN, Agent,
I8 now receiving and openig afft~HO1U
kand BEAUTIFUL Stock of -~
Spring and 3uinmre-6.efdr
prehased at low prices In New York, Pbllndelh
Batimore and Charleston. ~ ~~
His Stock will embrace every ,~ ad style ~
of Goods suited to the seasons, and& I besseld at ,
pices that will not fail to give entliassds.
The public are respectfully invited to call Cale- K
amine his stoek.
MarehO 30-if - -.> 3 48
EcUTOR'S NOTICEmA #persons
reldell; deeaed are rqetdohalm in te
be undersigned on or heofhe~~
bIay next, msa settlement'o isale heI
nade ahout that date.
-- JOSEPH L. -AB W~A
JASRER HME~ID -4""" ~
April 6 1858 --a 34 6 3*8