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N0M1NATION TOR GOVERZOR O SOUTE CARO
Ma. Enion: Permit nat to occupy a Pmall
space in your columns, with the suggestions of
a ntive South Carolinian, and one who loves
her with all the fervor of afirst love, and is now
actuated by no other motive than the welfare
and prosperity of the soil of his birth.
There are critical periods in the affairs of men
an-1 the affairs of S:ato-, an-I the prsent is a
crisis in the affairs of 6-,ULh Carolina, when it is
the duty of her wais to lay per-omal aspiration.
on the altar of the common weal, and to unite
in placing the helm of state under the contro
and guidance of some one head of acknowledged
capability to manage economically and success
fully the immediate and prospective liabilities
of the State. Her present liabilities are be
lieved to be about eight millions of dollars, and
the assets to meet them are in a condition re
quiring special care and protection. At least
eleven or twelve millions more will be necessa
ry to complete her Capitol or new State House
and her Blue Ridge Ralotd, and other expen
ditures will be requi.,itc, in the imeantime, to
dispene equal justice to each section and inter
eat of the State, so as to secure confidence and
harmony--and her six per cent. bonds are al
ready below par.
It would be well to look the"e things in the
face, and to make soine eoseerte.t movemeita
towards extrication al succes<. How shal:
this be done? New York overcome difficultie
much more appalling, unit-er the au pices or le,
e Witt Ciinton. Georgia, our immediate
neighbor, under the guitlance of a fow master
spirits, patriotically co-operating with one
another, has achieve I iuch, and her invest
ments are now easy and yielding full dividends.
There can h no doatlht that John P. King, bsy
his manatement, aidel by the general comtidence
reposed ii him, has, in the lrief period of two
years, saved milliaons of dollars to the people o
Who then is the man for the crisis ? The
writer of this article has canvae--I the State
with no other thought or purpose than ihat ot
securing sucems Mad the cunfidence an I c-a-ope
ration necessary to it.< achievement-and he
knows of no one so suitalae to the tinies; and
the exigetc.e4 of tiie tine . as William Gregg.
the founder ot' Granitevile .t I the pe.ch-or
chard farmer of Kahnia. Wit h a clear, vigo
ruts, comprehensive and practica: mind, matured
by inne than thirty years' experience in the
finances and public onterprises of the State,
and with a success in private life, Pad public
spirited undertakings, rarely equalled-in the
pritne of life and health, and fully trained to
business habits; and with an integrity, pub!ic
and private, in which all repose implicit conti
dence-Williai Gregg is eminently fitted for
the public service and worthy of public trus'
and honor; and no one can be found to wear
the Executive mantle with more grace and
ability, and with a promise of higher advantae
to the State. His two speches in the South
Carolina Legislature, the one on the internal
improvements, the other on finances and re
source. of the State, evince a knowledge of his
subject at once comprehensive and minute, and
a familiarity with the interests and resources of
the State to which few men can lay claim. I
.therefore propose him as the next Governor of
South Carolina-and that with a view of organ
izing and concentratidg a system of finance and
public works which will secure an efficient and
economical adminitration, inspire general con
fidence and comm,.nd succesa. Without the
proposed concentrated organization it may well
be feared that chaos and heavy sacrifices will
ensue; and I name the fitting helmsman for
the ship of' state ; and without any specific au
thority, I venture the assurance that William
Gregg, if desired by or acceptable to his fellow
citizens, will patriotically and cheerfully yield
himself to the service of the State.
From the Paulding (Miams.) Clarion 6th inist.
TERIIC HURRICAJE-NINE PERSONS KILLE.D
-IN ONE HOUSE.
A violent hurricane passed over a portion of
this county, ranging from South East to North
West, on Wednesday morning of last week. It
struck in its course the ru .idence of Josiah
Moody, about nine miles west of this palace.
where its effects exceeded in horror, anything
that the imagination can conceive or the peni
portray. The place was swept as with a be-om
of destruction; every house on the premise<
taken up and scattered in pieces to the four
winds, and what is far more distressing to relate.
Mr. Moody, himself, and eight other members
of his family were killed, and several more .ie
verely wounded. Out of fourteen persons 0on
the place, but onie, Mir. Jackson, the son-in-law
of Moody, escaped entirely uninjured..
The storm came on about 4 o'clock, and ac
cording to the account given by the survivor,.
was only a few minutes passing over; yet it left
behind a scene of destruction and sufferitng theI
like of whch those who witnessed it, may hope
never to look upon again. Wheni the wind
subsided, three person. present-Jackson, whuo
as we have said, was uninjured, one oCf the
young Moody's and a young man named Turner,
slightly injured-were left able to give the alarmn,
to the neighborhood and render assistance. A
crowd of the neighbors was soon assembledl,
who set about collecting the bodies of the dlead,
and those unable to move for their woutids.
Everything was done that kindness and symnpa
thy could dictate to relieve the sulfferings of the
wounded, and give a decent burial to the dead.
When the bodies of the latter were brought
together, a melancholy spectacle was presented.
Nine mangled corpses of var-ions ages and sizes,
from the geaty-haired grandlsire down to the
tender infant, laid out side by side on rude
boards gathered from the ruins of their late
happy dwelling, was a sight to melt the heart
of the beholder. The names and ages of the
-deceased are correctly given in the following
list, furnished us by one of their neighbors, who
oxamnined the family record:
Josiah Moody, aged 58; James Moodly, 20
years, with his wife Margaret J., aged 20, and
his daughter Mary E., 10 months; Eliz-ibeth
G. Moody, 10 years; Martha A. Moody, 14
years; Geo. WV. Moody, 8 years; Adaline
Moody, 3 years; Sarah F. Moody, 2 years.
DnArH oP Ma. SAMUF.L M. TtoMrPsoN.-We
regret to announce the death of Mr. Sannt:el M.
Thompson, one of the editors of the Evening
Dispetch, which took place in this city, yester
day morning, about four o'clock. lie was a na
. tive of Charleston, but removed to this city
about 1832, and with the exception of a few
years absence, has resided here since that time.
isi first business association in Angusta was in
the position of foreman of the Coantituttwnaiist
office ; heo was subsequently one of the proprie
tors; and, for more than twenty year-s the news
and commercial editor of the paper.
.Mr. Thompson was a good writer, and pos
sessed popular and pleasing manners. lie was
for a few year. a menmber of our City Council,
and at all times devoted to the interests and
prosperity of Augusta. During the prevalence
of the epidemic yellow lever, in this city. in
1839 and in 1854, Mr. Thompson's devotion to
the sick and destitute was timely and unfalter
ing, and will ever be gratefully remembered.
"~ The sweet offices
Of love and duty, were to him as needful
As his daily bread."
He is gone; and as the grave closes over all
thiat was once mortal, let us forget whatever
weaknesses he may have exhibited in life, aind
honor and emulate those finer traits of his char
acter, which can never be rememnbered but with
pleasure, and never emulated but with honor to
urselves and our species.-Constitutionalist,
Tue WESTERN lIoo TaAD.-At Lsouisville, on
Friday last 1,300 hogs sold at six dollars and
twenty-live cents tact, and 10,000 green hams at
7d cents, but sub'auquently during the day 7(
cents were refusead fur 20,000 pieces. The Cin.
eininati Timest of Saturday says:
The trade ye.<terday was rather dull, owing, it
is presumedl, to the high prices demanded. It is
believe tat at amoderate prices a fair trade
miight be doune. The receipts of yesterday
amounted to about 2,100 head. The sales were
at $.75., -$, .$t.2, atnd 6.30, according to weight.
'The sales at $0.30 were for future delivery. The
market this mnorninig is rather quiet, though the
receipts are somewhat on the increase. Heavy
ARTHUR SIMKIN s, EDITOR.
ZDGZFIZLD, 3. C.
WEDIN iSDA Y, NOVEMBER 24, 1858. 4
po- The Etlitor has gone to Columbia and will
probably remain there some two wooks. Something I
good may be expected from him in our next.
p2- Various original contributions intended for
this issue have been crowded out.
That to-morrow (Thursday) his Excellency, Gov.
ALLTox, has Yet aside as a day of Thankagiving and
Prayer. Religious exercises, we are requested to
stste, will be held in the Episc'.pnl and Methodist
Churches in this place. Divine service, we presume,
will also be had in the Baptist Church.
The Governors of some twenty odd States have as
signed the dame day for the same purpose. The
thanksgiving proclamation of Governor Moore, of
Alabama, suggests the propriety of making the day
one of prayer for the preservation of the Union.
We sincerely regret to learn that on Tuesday. the
16th inst., Miss SARAn TowLrs. danghtor of Mr. Wx.
Tows.As, comtuittud suicide by hanging herself. She
was residing at the time at Mrs. Kav's in this Dis
trict. We have no partieulars, and have nut learned
of any cause being assigned for her to commit so
rearful and rash an act.
A CLEVER GROCEILY MERCH.%NT.
Mr. E. T. DAvIs,the uccommodatiog Grocery man
and polite Landlord of the " Exchange," is now re
ceiv iug a large stock of G roceries, Liquors, &e., com
prisiug a superior assortment of goods in that line of
business, which he is selling at prices renumerating to
himself, but not ruinous to the purchaser. His Sn
.ars, Culfees, Syrups, Cheeeo, Buckaheat Flour, &c.,
&c., are very fine-whilst his Wines and Liquors it
represented by many of our readers as being good,
good, good. He also keeps Segar and Tobacco of
the best brands. His Segars we knoto are splendid,
because we have been trying a box of bis " Light
Brown" fur the last week, which are of dolightful
flavor, wild and pleasant.
pfo Call iu at Davis' if you wish a good article,
is our adviee.
THE LATE FAIR.
Edgfiield District was nut as well represented at
the late annual Fair of the State Agricultural Society
as she could or should have been. A few preniums
were awarded to somo of our citizens however which
SecnA best blood Stallion, 2 years old, T. S. Mt.
LRk. fire dollars.
Best Blood Filly, 2 years old, Capt. CU:roN WARD,
Best Devon Bull, 3 years, Lon HILL, fifteen dollars.
Second best Counterpane, Mrs. Wit. GREGO, of
Kalmia, five dollars.
Best case Hats, assorted, Messrs. WOOLLAY & SoX,
Graniteville, ten dollars.
Meal, best half barrel, W. T. HEAD, plate.
THE CIRCUS IS COMING I
It will be Seen by reference tit our advertising col.
umns that on Muoday the 13th December next, our
people will have an opportunity of pleasantly passing
an hour or two in one of the finest Circuses in Amerioa.
This companty certainly present a taking bill, and if
they perform all they promise to do, (to doubt which
we are not authorized) a grand entertainment may be
expected, and one altogether novel, attractive and
well worth seeing. But turn to their eard over there
and get the particulars. And, as the Masons say,
A Patch Work Quilt, of cotton, has been left by
sonmc one, withont the name, at our late Fair. The
owner Is requested to come and get it or it will fall to
the lot of the Correspendent Secretary-our Ediltor.
All those indlebted to us are respectfully Informed
that we are now sending out accounts to each and
every one of them, and earnestly trust that they will
have the kindness to pay the name at their earliest
eenvenience. We are dunning now, good friends, not
because you happen to owe us, but because we want
money; and by all settling their respective accounts,
the most of which are small, we can mianage to meet
our expenses, and have a little spare change in our
pockets. So come up, kind patrons, like honorable
men, as you are, and paty the. Printer. We are al
ways happy when writing receipts; and a little of
the "needful," ever acts like a charm in our office.
Know ye the printer's hour of peace ?
Know ye an hoer mnore fraught with joy
Than ever felt the Maid of Greece,
Wben kissed by Venus' ain'rous boy !
'Tis not when news of dreadful note
His columns all with minion fill;
'Tin not when brother printer's quote
Taoe elfusion of his stump-worn quill.
'Tis not whena in Miss Fancy's glass,
Long advertisemnentn meaet his eye,
And seem to whisper as they pam's,
"We'll grace your columns by and by."
No-reader-no! the printer's hour,
His hour of sweet repose,
Is not when by some magic power,
His list of patrons daily grows.
But oh, 'tin when the weather's clear,
Or clad in rain, or hail, or vapor,
He hears in accents soft and clear,
"I've come to pay you fer your paper."
A COMPLIMENT TO OUR LAMENTED'
The Milledgeville correspondent of the Augusta
Coutniutioneliet, dated the 28th inst., giving the pre
ceedings of the Legislature of Georgia, now in Ses
sion, says: " In our letter of yesterday we stated the
new conty, fromn the counties of Lowndes and
Thomas, to be Bunc.E, it should have been BnoOxs.
It is named in compliment to thme umemory of PnzsroN
S. Baoogs,-tho immortal Biogs !-whoso very
name Is a host in itself in opposition to abolitiomisur.
The county site is to be called Quitman, at the men
tion of whose name every American heart palpitates
with pride-every Mexican frame quivers with fear.
This bill passed principally through the instrumen
tality of Mr. West, of the county of Lowndes."
DR. H.ARVY H AMMOND.
The Winnaboro llegister in noticing the election
of thin gentleman (son of Hon. J. I. HAxxoND) to
the Professorship of Natural Science of Franklin
College, Ga., says: " He was a classmate with us in
College, years ago, and we kndw himn well and en
teemed him highly. We wish him success and know
that his talents, which are of the first order, will give
THE SOUTHERN ALMANAC POR 150.
We are indebted to Mr. R. L. BaYAX, of Columbia,i
S. C., for a copy of this excellent Almanac, calculatedc
fr the horizon of Charleston, by Dr. SAxoIL. H. I
W~arauv, A. M., M. D. Thin is th1e Almanac that
very one should have. It is neatly printed, with
blank sheets throughont for memoranda, and is said
o be very accurate. Merchants, send on your orders
o Mr. BRAN, of Columbia, and get the "Southern
Aanac." Mr. BnYAN in an extensive dealer in
Books, Stationery, Engravings, Musical Instruments,
he., Ac., and it Is said keeps the best stock in thea
State, outside of Charleston. 41
g' Attention is 'dirccted to the advertisement of
'he " Stevens' Creek Academy."
if Mr. CHAnRLza L. Goonr, who has for sever.
al yearn been doing business for Mr. L. C. Dauao,a
f Augusta, has recently gone into the employ c
if Messrs. Warooxr, ALI~sA2nza A Co.,-a large
and most popular Dry Goods House in that City
rhere CJIAarLI may at all timn be found ready to
attend to the wants of his old friends.
8:' The Walhalla Progressionist in down on our r
Editor again-" chaws" at him in a labored style, ~
>rilliant (1) and mysterIous, But brother "JoaL."
mr Editor is down In Columbia now-when he re
urns, If your billingsgate is worthy of bin attention, a
fou may expect an answer. Dut dent anticipate aja
MR. BERNARD, THlE COMEDIAN.
Among the dramatic corps engaged by Mr. MAR
RANT for the Charleston and Augusta theatres during
he lu-coming season, we are delighted to observe the c
ame of Mr. LioxsL BEunAnn. The manager has ft
hewn his judgment by this capital selection, and 8,
he gublic are bound to manifest their appreciation at .ai
very hearing of this popular actor. BERNARD Is a W
lever fellow in both the American and English senses pi
f the word. Happening to know him both as a man g
6md as an actor, we wish to bear testimony to him el
Forth; and we sincerely trust that his winter-season n
It the South will not pass without one or two rousing
>enefits. We observe that he played in Wilmington d
I. C., a few weeks ago, enacting in one night's per
ormatace the three distinct and difficult characters of
PArt. Pa in "Ihope I dont intrude," P2TER SPKE ri
a " The Loan of a Lover," and TtUoTar TooDLus in b
1 The Toodle." Ho is entirely capable of this and t)
nore. His " Mocic DUKE," in the " Honey Muon," is V,
me of the best things ever soon in its line. So in- v
load are almost all hia impersonations. If we coin
pare BERNAR with Jr.rreasox of Laura Keene's t
Theatre, we are perhaps paying him, no particular I
ompliment. In some respects, we regard him Jzr
raasox's superior. Again we say, a successful and
pleasant season to Mr. LioNHL BuiXAiD.
POLITICS AND PIANOS.
The Charlestwu Courier suggests the queer thought,
that a certain popular magazine is read and known
89 eoererer politics aned piunoehaorepenetrated through- I
out the ewide e.rpanse of Anserican institutions."
Politics and pianos! there is as much truth as al
literation in the expression. The two really seem to
have gone band in hand in the race of American
civilization. And being "companions on the way,"
they have come to exhibit several points of resem
blance. Both are complex institutions. Both are
d;fficult to play upon. Bulb are generally discordant.
Bodo, when banged upon the loudest, raise the great.
estfarore in the audience. Both are unlike the harp
of D.wvid. Both require master hands to develop
their true harmonios. Both are elaborate specimens
of wire-pulling. Both strike the universal American
taste. And both, after all, are but as a sounding brass
and a tinkling eymbal. We might j.ersistently pur
sue the parallel between politics and pianos; but It ii
perhaps proper to'pauls at this point, to permit te
other papers a portion of the pleasure of perpetrating
paragraphs upon this popular pair of public posts.
frV See the advertisement of Capt. C.:XtTON W4RD.
His land Is said to bo valuable, and It l a most do
_p- Notice Messrs. WOOLLAY A SoN's advertise
munt. Their Hats took the premium at the State
Fair the other day.
pzg Mr. M. A. RANSON, favorable known through
out this District, has become Agent for the sale of
Gnoran & BAxitk's Sewing Machines. These Ma
chines are said to be the best in use, and we think
every family should have one. Read the advertisement.
AM The Legislature of this State met on Monday
last, but as yet we have received no news from the
17 The latest advices from Liverpool represent
cotton as dull, with a decline of J pence.
t The Augusta papers for the past two or three
weeks have been received very irregular at this place.
Sometimes they are three and four days old when
they come to hand. If we had a daily mail it would
not be thus. Help us, brethren of the press, in secur
ing this desirable sonvenience.
pm The Hion. Win. Schley died at his residence
in Augusta on the 19th inst.
prA southern paper thinks the neutrality of the
Atlantic cable, which was so loudly sighed for by
President Buchanan, has been fully established. It
hasn't a word to say on either side. A good hit.
.i' The Prari. Newes published in its issue of the
1ith inst., an article by " JENNY Wo~niN," which
should have been cedited to the Advertiser.
p5" H~on. J. A. Woodward is nominated by a wri
ter in the Columbia Guardian for the vacant seat Is
the United States Senate.
WMarchant's Theatrical Corps opened at Concert
Hall, Augusta, on- Monday nIght last, for a short sea
son of Dramatie entertainments. Walcott, the popu
lar Comedian, is engaged for only six night.. Now
Is a good time to visit Augusta. Lets go.
W' A. 0. Morris, Esq., of the Anderson Gazette,
offers his interest in that journal for sale. A good
investment for some one.
pm The Increase In the receipts of Cotton, at all
the ports, compared with last year, is now about 5s55,
pm The State, newspaper i~s informed that Spain,
Franco and England are negotiating to erect Cuba
and Porto Rico into a monarchy. Spain is to give
up Cuba on the payment of a rent equivalent to its
present annual revenue.
3w Quite an exciting trotting match came off
over the Union Course, New York, on the 18th inst.,
between Ethen Allen and Lantern. Each was ac
companied by a mate, In double harness, the latter
drawing a wagon. The purse was five thousand dol
lars. Ethen Allen came in winner. Time two min
utes twenty-nine and a half seconds.
pW The Methodists of Alabama have raised $300,
000 as a beginning for an endowment ftud for a uni
versity at Groensborough.
1w A woman died recotly in Cincinnati, who
had accumulated $8000 in her business of playing on
a hand organ and singing in the streets.
gg" Time is a filterer, through which events and
things are continually strained!
SW When Jim Jones discovered that he had
polished his bed mate's boots instead of his own, ho
alled it an aggravated instance of laboring (and
confoundedly hard, too,) under a mistake.
t EW" It is proposed to vary the size of bank notes
ccording to their denominations, as a preventive
gainst the alteration of the same.
g~" Fifteen million dollars are supposed to be
ipent annually by the people of the Union, for news
2" AN old man in Somerville, Mass., aged eighty- e
sine years, has bad the courage to leave off smoking, f
fter having indulged in it for sixty-five years. He c
lys he feels better for it.2
p5" Tun muost remarkable case of indecisIon(
ceard-of, was that of a man who sat up all night be-1
lause he could not decide which to take off first, his.
>oat or his boots.
*p' How can five persons divide five eggs, so that
sach shall receive one, and still one remain in the dish ? d
)ne takes the dish with the egg.
,p" Roast beef, serenity of mind, a pretty wifeo
*ud cold water baths, will make most any man t
'healthy, wealthy and wise."I
g" Goen. Twigga had a narrow escape the other is
ay in San Antonio. An old rifle, lying in a Mexican
art, near which he was standing, went off and the
all grazed his back.
2W A Yankee has invented a plague which killsh
if all who do not pay the printer. h
ADxiXSsaTRATI's SA..-At the estate sale of .
Villiam Adams, deceased, on Wednesday last, ai
u this vicinity, property sold at the following
igh rates: A woman of 24 years brought $1,255 ;hi
woman of 30 years, and two children of 7 and 01
years each, sold for $2,005; a woman of 32 h
ars, and three small children, for $2,300; a
il of 10 years for $1,000 ; a girl of 9 years for
850, and one of 8 years for 700. Corn sold to
com 08 to 75 cents per bushel; wheat at $1.05;
ats at 60 cents, Cattle sold high; a cow b
nd calf at from $20 to $25. Terms a credit h
f twelve months, with interest from date. o*
[ Abbeville 1P-ess. "
CDANCEI.L.OR DARGAN.-We were informed, -
esterday, that the health of his Honor is im-.
roving. The prospects of hisi complete recove- da
i are quite promising, and we hope soon to see
i out.-Darlington Flag, 171- .
HoGs sN AsHEvILL.-The Asheville (N. C.)
fe, of the 18th, says there are now several 81
roves on the river below, "dragging their grea
y proportions to market." The price generally w~
ked1 is abont six and.a-half cents. grnss. II
CHARLE ON, Nov. 19th, 1858.
The fever is'ridfilly disappearing, a firther do
ease of 4 deaThs having.bden reported on Monday
r the previois week.. Thinumbers announced was
making a ttal of 679 for the season. Absentees
e rapidly returning. T'he City is becoming filled
ith strangers. The Hotels are crowded-unoccu
ed houses re-tvnauted.-Lusiness reviving-King
treet Is again all bustl 'and activity, and hundreds
r familiar fices great us at every step, which had al
ost become strange froniprotraeted quarantine.
Thursday 25th will be generally observed here as&
my of Thanksgiving snd Humiliation, in compliance
ith the recommendation..of His Excellency. And
hile this joyful occasion is in course of comrmemo
Ltion throughout the large circle of States which
ave united in the selectioi of the same day, surely
iere will be none from the hearts of whose people
io voice of prayer and praise will ascend more far
ently than of her whbse cherished metropolis has
ad so much cause for humiliation, as well as grati
ide. Around the same ''hrone of Mercy, will be
eard the broken utterances of the freshly bruised
ud desolated heart, humbled in the dust beneath the
reight of its accumulated sorrows, and the gladsome
'oices of the rescued and spared, whose souls are
verilowing with gratitude fur God's goodness towards
hemselves and households. The Governor's Procla
mation is much admired' fur its chasteness in spirit
tud phraseology-both so well adapted to the subject
uad the occasiou.
The Theatre opened on'Monday evening with "the
school for Scandal." Wilcott, the popular comedian,
ias just completed a brief engagemoL Max. Ma
etsek's Opera Troupe hiave left for Havana with the
utention of returning here in March next.
Mrs. Emily Lederujer is entertaining the admirers
,f the Drama, with her., evening readings and rocita
,ions at the Hiberniai'Hall.
The St. Cecilia Society celebratea its 92nd Anni
rereary at the old gathering-place, SL Andrew's Hall,
in Monday 22nd. Arrangements will be made for
he usual balls and festivities of the season.
Bailey's Circus and Menagerie, with the wonderful
Elephants, Double Trotqe of Equestrians, Ac., will
)pen on Monday night at Reynold's lot, Meeting
Street. Thoso who have witnessed them tell miracu
lons stories about the prpeocioue exploits of the ani
mals, known as Antonyasud Cleopatra. Our country
riends, when they come' down, will have a chance to
"see the Elephant" in "rout style.
The Campbell Minstrels are performing at the In
stituto Hall, with a varloty of now gymnastics and
The citizens of the Upper Wards held a public
meeting on Monday evening at Bonum's Hall, as a
tribute of respect to the memory of Dr. Henry V.
Toomer, who was held ii high estimation by the peo
ple, and more especiallyby the poor, among whom he
had been accustomed to labor professionally with
great fidelity and without reward.
The buisinees of the Court of General Sessions and
Common Pleas, was brought to a close on Saturday
last. The presentment of the Grand Jury contains
several very judicious recommendations. They subs
mit the present conditWa of the Jail in this City as
insecure, and urgently 'needing improvement in the
way of repairs and enlargement. The Court House
is represented as inadcqiate to the prompt dispatch
of business, and is shows to be capable of farther ex
tension through a portion of the space now occupied
as the lebby. They recgmanend that the streets im
mediately adjacent, be paved with some material
which will remedy the noise and confusion now at
tendant upon the passing and ropassing of vehicles,
causing much interruption to business. Also, that
two Judges be added to the present Judiciary force
the circuits limited to a smaller number of districts,
and a separate Court of Appeals twice a year in
Charleston--theosalaricsof tho Judges to be increased
so as to soeure the best! talent- and learning of the
Bar, and one of the Judges to be acclimated, and re
quired to hold court every two months in the City.
Magistrates to receive an annual compensation instead
of foes, Ae. They prespat the liquor shops in the
neighborhood of Rikeraville, adjoining Charleston, as
intolerable nuisances, and selling without lawful an.
thority. This is the substance of the recommenda
tions of-.the Grand Jurg:and it contains matters of
vital importance to the maintenance of law nnd good
order, which, it is to be hoped will be taken into
A little bit of scandal now to relieve the monotony.
You are doubtless aware, that it is a custom among
the " buckral ladies" when about to be married, (acme
of them at last) to omit a sentene here and there in
the marriage earemony or of making a "mental re
servation" in repeating those portions of ii where the
amiable fair one promises " to love, honor and obey,"
and all that-end also to bold on " for better or for
worse till death do part" them. An ebony couple,
residing In the the lower part of the City, some weeks
ago became joined together in the "golden tic that
inds two gentle hearts," since that eventful occasion,
the auful disclosure has bcen made that they were not
lisposed to live together, as becomneth so sacred an
inion. -The contract turned out to be a one-sided af
rair, and decidedly " for worse" in the case of one of
he parties, and at the end of three weeks the des
airing spouse brought his dark-eyed duleinca back
o thu minister or magistrate who read the ceremony
mnd desired him to " tak 'nih back agin." The latter
agorly inquired the meaning of this remarkable
ransaction. "Why massa," says Samtbo, " She no
~ood. Do book say--she obey me ! She no wash my
lothos; she no do nutting at all!3"
" But the book said you were to take het, for better
r for worse."
" Yes, massa, but die all accrue ad no better ! She
m too much worse and no good at all."
There is more activity in the business world. The
Cing and Harper Streot stores'are selling'fmnely.
Sales of Cotton, 11,724 bales, at 9 @ 11*; Wheat,
00 bushels ofoRod sold at 80 @ 95 cts. peor bushel;
'lour, in very fair demand-4500 packages of super
no brought 5* @ 5& per barrel; About 1,000 bushels
~orn received by Rail Road-no asles of any conse
unce ; Rice is in good demand at 2j @ 3j and 3&
> prime and choice lots ; 4,000 bushels Oats sold at
3 cents ; Bacon, shoulders have depreciated in value,
'* @8e.; Sides, 10 @ 10&; Hams, 9 @ 10&; Liv
rpool Salt 80 @ 90 eta.; About 2,000 bags Rio Cof
to brought 11 @ 12 eta.; Molasses, Cuba 28 @ 28
t.; Rum In barrels 80 @ 32c.; Whiskey, Western,
6 @ 28c.; Sugars, very dull; Bagging Gunny 141
) 15&; Rope, Western 8 3 @ 7*, other kinds 8 @
Vressols are daily arriving from foreign ports bring
a fresh accessions of emigrants, to furnish-material
a advance for the next Yellow Fever campaign. The
remen Barque Gauss,' which arrived yesterday ad
id taco kundred more to the roll, including 136 steer
ge passengers. A portion of these will probably go'
at West, and into the interior. How the balance are
get work, or make out to live in the city, where
ring is high and avenues to employment overstocked
a question very diffeult of solution.
ARRIVAL OF A DISTINGUISIIED STRANGR.
mongst the emigrants in the Mauritus is an
storical personage, Af Hong, Commissioner
eh's executioner, who could strike off thirty
ads in a minute, who, it appears by an advyer
sement of the photographist, was brought on
ore to have his likeness taken. Mr. Man, in
nouncing the fact, says that "after the capture
Commissioner Yeh, he, Af Hong, gladly made
a way to Hong'Kong, and exiled himself by
nigrating to Havana to escape the scenes of
a butcheries."- Barbadoeu Paper.
f Two men have been arrested in Wolverhamp
a, England, for stealing a coin. The coffi was of
pper and worth $300. The thieves took out the
dy, and left it in the tomb and s'old the coffi for
Mnsn, on the 7th uit.,. by J. A. Lott, Esq., Mr.
ILLIAM L. CLAXTON and Miss NANCY E.,
ughter of Mr. Aiscar WatsoK.
By the same, on the 26th nIt., Mr. M. WANE P0
NY and Miss PRANCES, daughter of ARTHUR
By the same, on the 9th inst., Mr. BENJAMIN
IEPIKERD and Miss MARTHA CREED.
By the same, on the 11th Inst., Mr. CA LVIN B.
ATSON and Miss PERLINA, daughter of Jaxs
aw.R. All of Edgelo.l. District
Disi, in this District, on the 4th inst JOHNNIE
T., youngest son of AanTMuia A. andELzA GLVoRan,
aged Afteen months.
JAMES THOMAS FREEMAN, son of 0. M. and
CrIrwA PRaESuAX was born on the 12th April 1829,
and died on the 4th of June tf58.
1e juined the Methodist Church in 1854. His
last sickness was tedious and long, lasting 54 days.
le was much engaged in prayer during the tine, and
also interested others in this behalf; and manifested
much Interest, even to the last, to see the Gospel
spread over the world.
He has left wife, children, and friends who mourn
their loss, though assured that he gains
" Beyond the flight of time,
Beyond the reign or death,
There surely is sume blessed clime
Where life is not a breath,
Nor life's affections, transient fire,
Whose sparks By upward and expire."
" There is a world above,
Where parting is unknown;
A long eternity of love,
Formed for the good alone:
And faith beholds the dying hare,
Translated to that glorious sphere."
J. R. P.
DiED, of SCAULT FrmEE, on the morning of the
14th inst., KATE, youngest and darling child of
Maj. J. H. and Mrs. MARHA iH 1ouss, in the firth
year of her age.
Seldom has it been our melancholy, yet sadly
pleasant task, to record the death of one so lovely,
and so idolized, as this sweet and beautiful little crea
ture. The youngest of several sons and daughters,
the gay and laughing pet that gave a new life, and
added to the joys of a most affectionate household
her loss has cast a gloom and a shadow over the late
happy home which time and the religion of Jesus can
alone take away. But God loves the little ones, and
it is generally the pet lamb among the do.:k that He
takes from the bosom of its parents to His arms
where the pains and sorrows of life-the frosts and
snows of winter-can never more chill or molest.
Adieu to thee, sweet litde KArs.! In God's mercy
may we meet again in the upper and better kingdum!
Bright bird of beauty ere the chill
Of winter snows had touched thy heart,
Thy lisping voice the Saviour claimed
To make of His bright choir a part.
A glittering crown is on thy head,
A harp of gold thy fingers press;
A radiant halo o'er thee thrown,
Softens thy new-born loveliness.
Thy little suffering form bath joined
The angel band around the throne;
God took the cherished flower from earth,
And claimed the Seraph for his own.
To where the stars forever shine
Father and mother raise thine eyes;
Their glories pave the footstool there
And oh I her home is In the skies.
S. A. L.
HAMBURG, November 22nd, 1858.
Corrox-Nu quotable changa in prices within the
past week. Market firm at former quotations, viz:
8 to 10jets. K.
T. DAVIS, Agent, has just replen
e ished his Stock with fresh importations of
almost EVERY A RTICLE in the Grocery busi
iess, which lie is selling at
Very Low Prices!
His present large Etnck consists in part of
10 Bbis Stuart's C. SUG A R which will be sold
8 lbs. for $1, Cash, "r at 11f cts per 11. by the bbl.
5 Bbls. t'uperior irish POTATOE l;
Tennessee H A MS and L A RD, 16 cts. pr lb.;
Northern PIPPINS and APPLES, fine;
1 Tierce R ICE, best quality;
Splendid CHEESE and Ms A CCARONI;
Hermetically Scaled] FRUITS;
Choice RA ISINS, CITRON and CURRANTS;
do FIGS and PRUNES;
CA NDIES and N UTS, a full and fine variety ;
SALMO0N and LOBSTERS, superior ;
- A LS
SPLENDID LIQUORS, WINES, CORDIALS,
&c., &c.-, &c.
ftr Call at the "Exchange."
E. T. DAVIS, Agt.
Nov 24 tf a 46
T HE exercises of this Academy'will be re
sunmed on the 1st Monday in Juary next,
under the supervision of J. WV. MocANTS, Esq.,
a grnduate of Emory and Henry College, of Vir
lie came to this neighborhood with the best of
recommendations as to character and qualifications,
and we can now testify to tihe fact ourselves, hse
having taught five months to our entire satisfaction.
Youlng men wishing to prepare for College, we
do not think could do better than to conme to our
school. It is in a good neighborhood where board
can be obtained at cheap prices.
J.S 8. MYLY, )
J. L ANDRUJM, ~.Trustees.
D. C. TOAiKINS,)
Nov. 24, 1658 Ot 46
G. M. CA LHOUN,
General Commission Merchant,
RECEIVING AND FORWARDING
Three doors below Warren Block, Reynolds Street,
FOR the sale of Real Estate, Stocks, Bonds and
.'Negroes. Also, strict personal attention
giveni to sale of Cotton, Wheat, lour, Corn, Oats,
Rice, Sugar, Molasses, Coffee, Bacon and Produce
Consigtnments solicited on the above articles, on
all of which liberal advances will be made.
Cotton sold at the highest mnarket prices, for 26
Augusta, sept_2-2 3m 37
STATE OF SOUTH CA ROLINA,
E. R. McDaniel, et atl,)
es.Biil fur Relief, &c.
It appearing in the satisfaction of the C. urt that
Wilkinson Callihanm und his wfe Caroline, Oliver
Me l~aniel, Wiliumn Cartledge and Anna Cnrz!edge,
Defenudanina in the above stated ense, reside beyond
and without the limits of this State, Oni mnotion by
GiFFEN, Seol'r., Ordered, that they do plend, de
mur or answer to the Comnplainantb ii of Com
plaint within three months from the publication of
thie order, or the said Bill will be taken prc confes
so nenimst thii-m. A SI.\KINS, C a E D.
Nov. 23rd 1858. 3m 46
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
. IN ORDINARY..
BY W. F. DURISOE, Esquire, Ordinary of Edge
Wheeas JuiusDay, hath applied to me for Let
tes of Adininistration, on all and singular rhe goods
and ehattles, rights and credits of Martha Green,
late of the District aforesaid, deceased.
These are, therefore, to cite and admor,ish all and
singular, the kindred and creditors of the said de
eased, to be and appear hefore me, at our next Ordi
nary's Court for the said District, to be holdenm at
Edgefield Court House, on the 3rd day of December
net, to show cause, if any, why the said administra
tion should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal, this 17th day of
Nov'r., in the year of our L~ord one thousand eight
hundred anid fifty eight, and in the eighty-third year
of American Independence.
W. F. DURISOE, o..
Nov. 2t, 1858 3t 43
Norfolk and New York Oysters.
r'1'IE above superior OYST ERS can be had at
8.E.BO ERS', in Hamburg, fresh every
day, by Express, in Half and Whole Gallons.
Nov 26 tf 46
F 0 S AL E.-I offer for sale my
OUE LOT 's this Village. The
is well arranged, and contains about six acres.
Price reasonable and terms one and two years
credit with interest from date.
D. R. DURISOE.
Nov 24 8t 46
FRESIE OYSTERS generally on hand
and for sale by E. T. DAVIS, Agt.
Nov 24 tf 46
NO C .Alpersons having c!aims against
th aaeof Mrs. Lucy T. Moore, deo'dI , are
requested to present them properly attested, for
payment ; and those indebted to said Estate will
please come forward and settle without delay.
Splendid Mantilla STIAWLS, new and elegant styles;
Fine Crape SilAWLS;
Rich Chenic SHAWLS;
Fine Stella SHAWLS, Chenile Borders;
Large Bay State and Scotch Double SHAWLS, fully 25 to 40 per cent. ehes-r than
the same class of Goods were six weeks ago. Just received, per Express, at
GRAY & TURLEY'S.
New and Elegant SILKS, in
Robe A 2 Ju es, Robe A'Valente,
Robe A'Quille, Robe A Le, Bayadere.
Plaid and Plain SILKS.-. -
Just received and for sale very cheap at
GRAY & TURE
MOUR NIG GO ODs
Lupiu's best BOMBAZINE, very cheap;
Fine French Black MERINO;
Fine all wool MUSLIN DELAINE;
Fine Black ALPACA;
Heavy Rich Black SILK, without Lustre;
Fine French and English Black CRAPE; .
Black and White Crape COLLARS;
Fine Black and Raw Silk HOSE.
For sale, very cheap, at
8.4, 94, and 10-4 Double DAMASK, very superior quality., for Table Cloths;
Fine French TOWELS, with and without Pringe;
Double Damask NAPKINS and DOYLIES;
Huekaback and Russia DIAPERS;
104, 114, and 124 SHEETING, of superior quality,
Fine Ribbon-bound BLANK ETS;
Heavy large size Georgia made BED COMFORTERS;
Fine LONG-CLOTI, soft finish, manu factured expressly to our own order;,
Fine White FLANNELS, Fine Plain and Plaid-Sack FLANNELS.
For sale low at
GRAY & TURL.EYS,.1_,
Heavy large size BLANKETS, warranted to weigh eight pounds to the pair
Fine Heavy Mackinaw BLANKETLS;
Extra Heavy Cable Warp KERSEYS;
Heavy Georgia PLAINS;
Ten bales very superior KERSEYS, at very low price;
Iheavy all wool DRAB CLOTHl, a very superior article for Carriage Drivers;
SATINETS and Kentucky JEANS; STRIPES and OSNABURGS;
.Marlboro' STRIPES and PLAIDS;
Heavy Red FLANNELS, very low priced.
For sale, very cheap, at
GRA Y & TU.RL EYS8.'
Augusta, Nov. 24, 1858. 4mn 46
SEWING MACHINES! I WO0LLAY TOWN HATS!
e m ', MM-m mme Messrs. WOOL LAY & SON,
HI havnr igther exclusive Agency .- N8EAR FULNIY a VLnce S. C.
TRoVE ANDcrbe BAKER'S thyrnow prepared tolurnish
CELEBRATED FAMILY AND PLANTATION H A T S
S E W ING IIAC0RI N ES8, OF EVERY STYLE AND4QtALWW',
Will fill all orders ith promptness and despatch. Asa well made, of as good ma'erial, and on as rea
Will deliver Machines anid give all necessary in- sonable terms. as can be found any where in the
structions for using them, FRERI OF CIIA RGE, United States.
when the distance dess notexceed one day's travel Col. Simnkins, Editor of the Adweriser, a man of
going from and returning to this place-beyonel taste and good judgement, commend our Hats in
this, a small amount sufticient to pay for time, will the-following style:
be added. Persons living at a distance ordering " Messrs. WooLLraY & Sorn', residing between
-achines, will find them ready threaded with full Graniteville village and the Graniteville Depot,
directions for using them..- Will sell them at Manm- have established a hat-making business which
ufacturers prices with the addition of freight. deserves honorable mention. -They exhibit abeei
These MACHINES have been in use throughout mena of their work at eur late 1)lstrict Fair,
the country for several years, and have given which readily took a premium. Their, hats of
all kinds coimmanded general admiration. - Ha,
I~nifr~al ~ iiSIC(IOD -lig procured one for our own caput, we cin sa
Being so simple that any person can learn how to Iadvisedly upon the subject. 31essrs. Woo.iv's
use them in a few hours. fine dress hats arc of superior quality; and,
They work from t wo ordinary Spoo's of Thread, though very taking at sight, they~decidedlyim
and make a stitch stronger and more beautiful prove on acquaintance. The one we now wear is
than cnn possibly be done by hand. a capital hat, and we like it better and bettererery
. . day. General MicGowAN, of -A bbevill,:worftof
The Sewing will not rip or ravel if every fourth one from his last visit down this way, and wo-hae
stitch is cut. no doubt he is delighted with It. -All who have:
It works with equal f~cility any desired thick- tried them, liko-them. An experienced dealsr i4.
ness of fabric from the finest Mull Muslin to the thn'article examined ours the other day, andi nos
coarsest Negro Kersejas, using either Cotton, Linen knowing it was of* Edgefield manufacture, firpbl
or Silk Thread. gave-the opini..n that it was a first fte hatl,,
A lady in one hour, with one of these .magic is the canailI expression of one., wrho' .trades ,
wonders, will do the work of a day hand sewing. thme best houses of New York. Atessrs. W!oorr.AY
-not only make fine hats but comamon ones,-'not
Every Family Should have One onymeat's hats but boy samhts,---lantationias.
Testimonials from gentlemen . of the highiest and business hats,-younf Anseli's hits and
respectability who have used usied these Machines Senators' hats. We wish them much goediktek?
in their families will be cheerfully shown, in their business.. They ought to be encourse
in their handsome and useful branch of manua.
CALL AND SEK THlEM IN OPERATION. tures. MlessrsL WooLLraY, we had almostforgos to
IWOice and Sales Room first door above Wm say, took the premium at the last StateFsir, and
Hill's H~ardware Store. Terms, Cash on delivery, we confidently predict that they will do sp attlo
Jlab'rg S.C. Nv . A. RANSOMI. approachirig Columbia Fair.. W 'y 1Becautise r
Habtg .CNv22, tf 46 work is good, and nomistak& U te ~~
stances, should niot Messrs. Woortr.aY beenc
Ridge Land for Sale. aged, especially by the peple of EdgefEld among
'~1E ubcrbe deirusofchngig isplcewhom they have east teir lotiel they
Ef Sucier odesrs o hangn his paeshould. Send down then to them it Granitville-;
of rsidnceoffersfor alehis-send your measures and.order your hats. .Taiy
VALUABLE COTTON PLANTATION them, merchants. Try them, pL,ate. .Tryheu
Consisting of FIVE H UNDR ED ACRES, arid all of you. Their enterprize is a *o done.Thf
lyinig immediately on the Columbia and Edgefield work is good. Their prices are far. Theirbats
Road. arc both fine and comfortable. Tr them oc
On the premises are a fine one story House, with and we ventuts to say you uwit. try hmagdin.
basement, and all necessary out buiidings,-all 3Persons desiring further informatioharil1
new. Also, an cecl. nt well of water, a very su- plaeaddress us at. GIraniteville, S. C.
perior Orchard anid Viieyard, consisting of a great ' 3 . WOOLLAY & $01.
variety of fruits, a fine Garden, shrubbery, &c. -Nov. 24, 2868 tf 46
Plantation in tine repair,-every field having a
new well painted gate. Plantation advantageously D i s 80 o I u i o n I
watered, &c., &c.
CLINTON WARD. ~HE Firm of H. L.. CUNNINGHAM & CO.
32' The weekly 'Columbia Banner will please 1.was dissolved on the 2nd Last., by mutual
copy six weeks, and forward bill to this office. consent. All persons having demands aa~ s
Nov. 24, 1858 tf 46 will present them for payment.. All those onIbt-.
_______________________ed to us are respectfully solicited to call jsett
Stat or outh Caroina. as early as possible, as further indulgence willnot
Stae o So th aro na- be given. H. L. CUNNIGUAM de CO.
EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, Iiamburg, Aug 4,1858.
IN EQWITY. -h ulc
Temperance Hatcher and others, Bill Bao le T
.a.Mors hi.'eLcy t l of land. ~c. HAING sold out out entire Interest inihe
Jas.Morrs, hs wfe Lcy, t. a..irm of H. L. Cunningham & Co. to our for
B)Y virtue of an order from Chancellor Wardlaw mer partner Mr. HENRY S0O.0MON, we take
Sin this case, I will sell at Edgetield C. H., on pleasure In recommending him to sour old custo
sale day in 'January next, the following purtion of mers and friends. We are thankfut for thlIbbral
the Real Estate of Bartle: Hatcher, deceased. patronage we have received, ad solicit atontinu
Two hundred and six (208) neres to be laid on' snce of the same for our '- csa2'.
from thme tract whereon the s aid deeased resided at ' ~ . L. CU INGHlAM,
the time of his death, and which will be locnted on 0. C: CUl tRKM
the extreme portion of the said tract, and being the Hamburg, 8. C., Aug 4, '68. 63
most remote from the dwelling.
Tsaxe-A credit of twelve months from day of ('OLDEN SYRUP.-l am veeevn a
sale with interest from said date, except c'oats to be 2Wfew Barrels Sugar House GOLDEN8BYE
paid m cash, a superior articlefor~ family use. .3
Purchase mnoney to be secured by bond with Also, new Cheese. Goshen Butter,-Pickled Beef
adequate sureties. A. SIKIN8, c.zs.s.. and Pork, Smoked Beef, 'Dried and Smoked
Ilov. 22, 6t 46 Tongues, Canvassed Hams. -- -. --
___________________8. E. BOWERS, Agent
NTC -Alpersons desirous of employ.- Hamburg, Oct 25. tf .
'n h egro man JOE belonging to Mrs. ON (TIVCE.--All pe.rson. having demanai
Seibels, may do so upon complying with the terms alrginst the Estate of Will~itaw1. , late of
mentioned in a paper which Joe carries with him. IEldgefield 1)istriet, decessed, are hereby nodifed to
Nov E.c SR[BELS, Agt present them properly attested, on' - o before the'
NoI2 m I .46 irst day of January next,(lS$9 ) 'And all peras
FINE TENNESSEE BACON-Sdes, indebted to said Estate, ai-eineted to make py
Shoulders and Hams-tor sale by Imeat e thie ase time.
G. L. PENN, Agt. ' SAMUEL RAWL, Add'm..
Nov24s tf 46a Nov.924 - 41* -464