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Iproceed to note the few prominent matters of
Legislative interest for the benefit of your readers, be
ginning precisely where I left of in my last.
DzczxumR 4th, 1858.
General Joxus was duly declared, before both hou.
see, the Commissioner of the new State House for the
I may truly say that nothing was done on this day,
in the Senate, carrying any finality along with it.
Mr. MARNALL. of AI4beville, did propose that the
presentment of the Newberry Grand Jury in regard
to the Newberry Bank be referred to a special com
mittee who shall sit during vacation ; and this propo
sition has since been deted upon and a eommittee ap
In the House, the memorials. petitions, and reports,
were various. Among the rest, Mr. AsAus, of your
delegation, reported from the Agriulteal Committee
on the Report of the State Geologist, secommending
that 2000 oopies of it be printed, and one copy be fur
nished to each member of the Legislature and to each
public o~ficer In the State. By the way, your member
here alluded to is a working and useful man.
The committee, which had the matter in charge,
recommended to-day that the Bill incorporating the
Hamburg and Colombia Railroad Company do pass.
A bill passed Its second reading in the House, and
was seNt to the Senate, giving to Grand and Petit
jurors ten cents mileage besides the present pay per
dies. There was some little discusaion of the matter,
in which Mr. IssOLI spoke for and Mr. PAnaR against
DCscBaMn 6th, 1858.
To-day being commencement day at the College,
nothing was done In the Senate and Lut little in the
Mr. McGowa3r, of the House, again 74rought up his
measure to grant the Goes imposed for homicide to
She family of the deceased. This is a humane propo
sition, seems to be well received, and will probably
.become a law.
A Bill was sont to the Senate to reform appeals and
the reports of cases before the Court of Appeals; all
which your readers will see and examine for them
selves in good time, if the bill becomes an Aot.
The College Commencement was well attended, and
the exercises passed of handsomely enough. I can
not say though that they were as good as on several
occasions in preceding years. The buth is, our Col
lege has sadly 4egenerated in one respect. The stu.
dents are not now amen, as they used to be. There is
a sophomorical air even about Seniors, which used to
be dropped in rislog Junior. Stillit must be said,
that in point of scholarly proficiency the boys are now
equal to what the imen of a past day were. This ari
ses from the fact that the curriculum of studies is
more extensive and perfect than formerly, and the ro
quirements for graduation are more sternly insisted
upon. Yet in manliness and general information, it
does seem to me that the students of twenty years
syne wore for ahead of their successors of the present
We observe that Edgefield took no honor or ap
pointment in the class Just graduated. How is this?
IN THE SENATE.
The following bille having received a second read
ing in the House, were taken up for a first reading in
the Senate. A bill to allow appeal on bills of excep.
tions and for a more accurate report of cases in the
Court of Appeals. A bill to Increase the pay of grand
and petit jurors. A bill to amend the law in relation
to sales made under the authority of the Court of
Equity. A bill to incorporate the Palmetto Fire En
gine Company of ColumbIa. A bill to renew the
charter of the society for the relief of elderly minis
ters, and of the widows and orphans of ministers of
the Congregational Church of the State of South
Carolina. A bill to incorporate the Colum~bi and
Hamburg Railroad Company. A bill to provide pun
; shment for privily stealing from the person, having
received a second reading by the House and Senate,
-.was taken up for a third reading in the Senate, and
ordered to be called an act and to be sent back to the
It seems that some of the good people of your sea
-ort town of Hamburg, do not wish Hamburg to be a
sea-port any longer. Else, why the counter-petition
of the Directors of the Hamburg Bank, and of sun
dry merchants and citizens of the place, against the
Incorporation of that venerable town ? It surely can
* not he, as the Winnsboro Regisrer hinted the other
day, that she Is ready to die of atrophy.
In tie House.-Mr. T. Y. Saroxe, of Charleston,
reported, from the Committee on Privliegea and Elec
tions, on the recommendation of the Grand Jury of
*Andersen District that the election ef 3leetora of
President and Vice President of the United States he
given to the people. The report secne to argue that
thIs change is rIght and proper, and yet concludes
by saying that the "committee dem It inexpedient
at this time to take any action thereon."
Mr. W. W. ADAMS presented to-day a petition
against the counter-petition of certain citizens of
Hamburg alluded to above.
The proposition to increase the salaries of Judges
was warmly discussed, and some stirring appeals
were made in its behalf. At length a bill was sent to
the Senate increasing the pay to $3500 per unan.
dThis looks like some good in the right direction. But
much more than this was aimed at. Perhaps it is as
well to advance in the matter step by step. The Blue
Ridge question was also brought up to-day in the
-House ad debated by Mr. MEMIxOan with signal
ability. The House refused to send the bill favoring
the Road to the Senate, by avote off62 to 46. It is
hoped that the matter will be reconsidered. For the
credit and fame of South'Carolina, I trust it may.
In the Senaae.-Absolutely nothing of interest trans
In tie Houne.-After numerous petitions and reports
amounting-to little or nothing, a motion was made to
re-consider the action of yesterday on the Blue Ridge
Railroad question. The motion prevailed after some
opposition, and the matter was made the special order
for a future day.
A bill to provide for the punishment of embezzle
.uet and other defalcations was read a second time
and sent to the Senate.
In the Senate-The following Resolutions by Mr.
BYaux, of the Parishes, were adopted almost unani
1. Resolved, That in the opinion of this General
Assembly, the eighth article of the Treaty of Wash
ington oughtto be abrogated, as provided for in the
11th article of said Treaty.
2. Resolved, That in the adoption of the first reso
lation this assembly does not intend to express any
opinion as to the expediency or Inexpediency of re
opening the slave trade.
The Senate went into Committee of the whole (Mr.
Gaur.zxovox in the Chair) on the Blue Ridge Railroad
question. After some discussion the committee arose
end reported progress, whereupon the Senate ad
In the House.-A Bill-was sent to the Senate creat
lag a City Judge for Charleston, half his salary to be
paid by the city, half by the State. The matter
caused a spIcy discussion, and has gone to encounter
a similar Are from the other end of the Capitol.
The Federal Committee recommended "no action"
on. that portion of the Governor's message having
reference to the corrupting Inguenoes of Presidential
EUsetlons, NIational Conventions, he. The committee
concluded by saying, very sensibly, that " they arc
of opinion that the U Convention question" Is not one
which should provoke party feelIngs or draw party
lines within the State, that it Is not a~question which
should either divide our people or distract the delibo.
rations of this Geseral Assembly, and to this end
your Committee would respectfully recommend that
no-aetion be taken on the subject,"
.CoL. W. E. Grst, of Union, was elected governor
to-day. As ia the election of CoL. CaExEr, every
cne seemas satisfied with the result. I can but regard
tea hnppy one nder the olreamstanoes. He will be
inangurated on Monday next. L.
~A new paper, to be called the .leatoail, is
advetised to he started in Columbia, S. C., about the
1s4er next Mareb,er assoon a five huadedasub
ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
EDGIFIELD, 2. C.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1858.
M:any of our readers will be very glad to learn that
the Rev. Mr. PcairsT has been re-appointed to the
E9lgefield circuit for the ensuing year.
ter. Dr. McSw.ix is the Presiding Elder for this
region of the State.
The late meeting of the General Conference in
Charleston was, from all aeounts, a happy and use
fal reunion of brethren and friends.
AUGUST.1 WEEKLY DISPATCII.
We desire to call special attention to this admirable
sheet. It is one of the very best papers within the
reach of our subscribers and readers. It abounds in
reliable intelligence from all parts of the country,
and is edited with spirit and ability. A wonderfully
cheap investment is the Augusta Weekly Dispatch at
only $1,50 per annum.
Apply at CoIvrAa'S, Broad Street, Charleston,
for all kinds of now, and cheap, and elegant works,
adapted to the season. In the department of gift
books, for Christmnas and Now Year, he has a com
pleto assortment. CoUnTaIxAT's is one of the oldest
and best Charleston Bookstores. Apply for any book
you want by mail.
Contrary to what was the general expectation at
the opening of the assion, Col. JaMIC14 Inn1v. of Lau.
renas, hns wo been elected Governor of South Carolina.
The successful cundidate is Col. W. H. GisT, of
Union, a gentleman of high character and sound prin
ciples, and who will become the gubernatorial chair
as well as any man who has occupied it in this* State
for a lung time. We rejoice with Union in having
one of her best sons promoted to this honorable posi
tion. It is time that this gallant district should re
ceive this compliment, and she could not have re
elved it in the person of a truer patriot or a more
spirited Carolinian than Wx. H. UIsT.
EDGEFIELD DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL
At the last Annual Meeting of this Society the fol
lowing gentlemen were elected officers for the ensuing
Maj. A. L. Dis.tasa, President,
Joux H. F1aitt, 1st Vice President,
Osonac BoswELL, 2nd Vice President,
Dr. E. J. Maima, Treasurer,
C.'l. A. SimKate, Cur. Secretary,
J. H. Mims, Recording Secretary.
And by one of the articles of the Constitution the
above named gentlemen constitute the Executive
OUR PIANO POSITION.
It has become necessary to define our position upon
the piano question. A subscriber addresses to us the
"Ma. EnITon: An humble performer upon the
piano, I ask to know why you are of late so curt in
your allusions to that best of all musical instruments.
It strikes some of us with astonishment, coming from
one of your cultivation and peculiar tastes."
Softly, Miss SLLY,-pianisimso, if possible, until
you hear odir reply to your complaint. We are like
you, in our admiration of the piano ;-like you, in es
teeming it one of the finest of instruments. What
we hate about it, is, 1st the way some people tune it,
and, 2nd, the ssay some others play upon it, or we
should rather say, attempt to play uspon it. We do not
so much grumble at the general lack of execution, of
brilliancy, in amateur pianists, as we do at the total
absence of either melody or accuracy in their perfor
mances. The simplest air, well and tastefully given,
Is bettor far than the most difficult overture, half
muldered. Such is the character of our sentiments
upor. pianos and pianists; and we never intended, by
the squib or two which have attracted your attention,
to intimate that we were opposed to either per se. On
the contrary we like them amazingly, when melody
(not discord) appears to be their intention.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
" One day last week, when on a visit to the city,
we called into the commodious boot and shoe estab
lishment of P. 11. Flanigan & Co., where we found
them surrounded with the handsomnest and largest
stock of goods, which they are soiling at wholesale
and retail, that we have been shown-outside of
Charleston-in the State. We were told that they
received a good patronage from our District; and,
upon enquiry as to the remison why, were informed:
The secret is, or rather the fact is, they are selling
their boots and shoes at from fifteen to twenty per
cent. lower than a number of other dealers, and they
are not of that class of men who hold the dimne so
close to the eye that they cannot see the dollar. Their
card is always to be seen before the people in our
They have a branch of their house at Edgefield C.
H., where they can accommodate you with something
fine and good ats well as in Culumibia, and at pirices
to defy competition."
The above we find in the Lexington F/ng, and
tatke pleasure in republishing it in our paper, as it is
but a just commendation of one of the best Boot and
Shoe Manufacturies we know of. Messrs. AYsso.tY
A Co.'s Boot and Shoe Store, in our Village, is well
stocked with a large and complete assortment of
Boots, Shoes, &c., both for Ladies and Gentlemen's
wear. Our citizens would do well to try FLaxicAr
before trading elsewhere..
BLUE IDGE RAILROAD AGAIN.
There was a vote in our House of Representatives
at week upon this question, which proved that body
to be adverse to further aid by the State to the Blue
Ridge railroad enterprize. Still it was agreed by a
considerable majority to re coansider this vote with a
view to hearing the argunmenats of miembers jn-o and
cona. The result of this re-consideration we have nut
yet received. The news is awaited with nauch anxie
ty. We observe that Measrs. AaAns, QTTLmxSIx
and Tonutys, of our delegation, favored assistance
to the road, if we construe their votes aright ; while
Messrs. Bncoxs, Dr.Aazxa and Joxxs did not. With
out at all condewning the course of these latter gen
tiemen, we confess to a feeling of applause fur the
spirited vote of the first three. It does appear to us
that the patriotic district of Edgefleld will sustain
that vote upon a full and calm understanding of this
important measure of progress. To give gs brief view
of the general argument in its favor to our readers,
we present to them this week a terse and forcible
speech of Mr. TaisxuorL of Charleston. Every citi
sea is requested to give it a patient and thoughtful
examination, Bunt besides the weight of this general
argument, there are one or two other independent
considerations why Edgefield should favor the Blue
Ridge enterprize. These consideration. are two other
railroads in the future, to be run as follows ? the one
from New Market to .Athen, througlt the Eastern side
of the district, and the other from Andereoa to Ham.
busrg, through the Western side of the district; both
of which enterprises now depend in a large degree
for their future existence upon the assured suceess of
the Blue Ridge Road. Without this road, neither
of them will ho thought of again this century;
with it, they might both be built within the next
ten years. This is what Edgefield mightgain ini rail
road, by the success of the Blue Ridge Read, lnde.
pendent of the many advantages to her citizens at
large, for which see the seh of Mr. TEnafoia..
Are we wrong in saying that the following extract
has the semblace of downright blasphemy ? It Is
taken from a paper which we have read for the last
tinme,-a paper known to a few as the Waihalla Ban
ae., Ins the course of a pointless and incomprehen
sible aquib, that paper says:
" All the following distingqished personages were
bachelors, to wit: Christ, Paul, Buchapaua, man;y
members of the South Carolina Legislalure, the 114;
tor of the Messenger, and the Walbhla Progras
To hear the Columbia Quardian talking of Sszrs
tea Cazavut's electiona assa triumph of Brate Rights
in South Carolina. When, ad where, andl how, wore
Not having the means of laying this paper in ex
tenso before our readers, we have taken some pains to
prepare the following brief but correct account of its
varied eontents: ,
1. The wholo Kansas question Is reviewed and the
course of the Administration sustained. As this por
tion of the message is only a ro-affirmation of what
our readers have seen before, we pass it by with the
single announcement, that the President approves
strongly the provision (as to population) contained in
the English Conference Bill, and recommends that it
be extended and rendered applicable to all territories
which may hereafter seek admission into the Union.
2. The message congratulates the country upon the
present condition of the territory of Utah. The
Mormon rebellion is entirely at an end, which happy
event the President attributes to the decisive action
of the Government in sending troops to the scene of
confusion, couled with the spirit of conciliation
manifested towards the recusant territorialists. The
Governor and other civil officers of Utah are now
performing their appropriata functions without resis
tance. The authority of the constitution and the
laws has been fully restored, and peace prevails
throughout the Territory. The message says:
" The march of the army to Salt Lake City, through
the Indian Territory, has had a powerful effect in re
straining the hostile feelings against the United States,
which existed among the Indians in that region, and
In securing emigrants to the Far West against their
depredations. This will also be the means of estab
lishing military posts and promoting settlements
along the route."
3. It is announced that the representative of our
Government in China has concluded a treaty with
that great nation, of a highly satisfactory character;
and which will immediately Ie submitted to the Sen
ate. Ile was instructed to occupy a neutral position
in the hostilities conducted by Great Britain and
France against Canton, but at the same time to co-op
erate with British and French ministers as far as pos
sible for the opening of China to our commerce. The
result has been this treaty.
4. A very advantageous treaty is also reported to
have been made with Japan.
5. The President expresses his earnest desire that
every misunderstanding with the Government of
Great Britain should be speedily adjusted, for the
very sufficient reason that no two nations have ever
existed upon the face of the earth which could do
each other so much good or so much harm. The
President then states that the difficulty as to the
right of search has been amicably adjusted, the Dri
tish Government having relinquished that right; but
he adds that the Central American Question is yet
pending, being the last remaining subject of dispute
between the two countries.
6. With France and Russia our relations are of the
most friendly character.
7. Not so with Spain. The insults to our flag by
the officials of that Government and-the injuries in
flicted by them on the persons and property of our
citizens have not been answered for. We have borne
the most vexatious delays, and have again and again
been baffied and defeated in the ends of justice. The
mission to Spain has now been entrusted to a distin
guished citizen of Kentucky, who will proceed to
Madrid without delay and make a final attempt to
obtain justice from that Government.
Spanish power in Cuba is the fruitful source of
these difficulties; and this leads us to note another
strong point of the message.
8. The acquisition of Cuba by honorable negotia.
tion is strongly urged upon the people of the United
States. This is done upon the ground of its necessity
to the commerce and peace of our country.
9. The revolutionary condition of Mexico Is re
viewed and deplored; and as the Mexican Govern
ment is destitute of almost all pecuniary means, the
question arises, how are the largoeclaims of Amnerican
citizens against her ever to he liquidated ? This seems
to be a point of no easy solution ; but, taken in con
nection with the murders and plunder common on
her border provinces, and from which our own bor
dering territories are seriously suffering, the troublous
condition of things is made by the President thme
ground of the following recommendation, viz: that
the United States Government assume a tempor~ary
protectorate over the Northern ptortions of Chihuaiias
and Sonora, and also establish military poste withim,
10. The territory of Arizona Is represented as be
ing in a lawless condition, numbering ton thousand
souls and without a Government. It is strongly urged
that a territorial Gjovernment be immediately estab
11. The President next argues the necessity of the
transit route across the Isthmus of Central Aumerica,
and advises Congress to plae at his disposal such
land and naval forces as will secure that route against
interrulption by-the Nicaraguan Government. This
privilege has been refused by Nicaragua, when ade
quate compensation was tendered to her therefor;
And now the President proposes to compel a cones
sion which she refuses to justice and the comity of
12. A similar necessity exists for the protection of
the Panama and Tehuantepec routes.
13. For the injuries inflicted on our citizens in
Costa Rica and Nicaragua, redress has been deman
ded but has not been granted. As much as it is re
gretted, the President intimates that force will be
employed unless this demand shall be compllied with
at an early day.
14. The difficulties be tween our Government and
New Granada, arising out of unsatisfied claims and
outrages committed upon our citizens at Panama,
remain unsettled ; but it is hoped that a treaty now
pending before the Senate will dispose of the matter
in a satisfactory manner.
15. With Brazil our relations are of a most friend.
ly character. The trade between the two countries
is flourishing ; they consume our flour, while we con
sume their coffee. The President depr.-:ates an ex
port duty of 11 per cent. on cof'ee, levied by the GJov
ernent of Brazil; and has instructed our mninister
to ask its removal.
16. The message next enters into a discussion of
the late financial crisis, the argument in regard to
which admits of no synolpsis.
17. In connection with this subject, it is announced
that thme revenue has proved inadequate te meset the
ordinary expenses of the Government; and it is
recommended that it be increased by a modification
of the tariff so as to equal our expenditures. Speific
duties upon iron, raw-sugar, and foreign wines and
spirits, are suggested as the true policy; and the
incidental protection afforded thereby is approved and
18. The public expienditures of the last fiscal year
at4oj48 to moure than seventy three million dollars.
19. The public debt on the first of July 1858 was
something more than fifty four millions.
20. The available funds in the treasury for the
last fiscal year were eighty seven millions.
21. In view of which Items the Vresident recom
mends rigid economy in all the departments of the
22. Some increase of the Navy is recommended, to
wit: an addition to the number of small steamers,
eight of which were ordered by Congress at its last
23. The Post Office Department lacks more than
six millions in defraying its own expenses for the
last fiscal year. It is suggested, to meet this deficit
hereafter, thatfiue ceate postage be charged on single
letters, and that post-coaches for carrying passengers
be no longer required in connection with the trans
portation of the malls.
24. Upon the subject of the Pacific Rail Road, as
being one of the most important topics that will come
before Congress, we give the suggestions of the Presi
dent in full:.
"I would again call your attention to the construc
tion of a Pacific railroad. Time and reflection have
but served to confirm me in the truth and justice of
the observations which I made, on this subject, In my
last annual message, to which I bog leave respectfully
It Is ffrply alpaitted, that it would be inexpedient
for this governihnt to exercise tho powpr ef con
structing the Pacifio pailfoagi by Its own immediate
agents. Such a policy would increasp libe patropago
of the executiv's to a dangerous extent, and introdlue
a system of jobbing and corruption, which no vigi
lance on the pars of federal officials, could either pre
vent or detect. This can only be done by the keen
eye, and active and careful supervision, of individual
and private ipterest, $bie ceopstruction of this road
opgb6 thereforp, to be eosinmlled to coippailes jsoor
niary interests would be directly involved. Congress
might then assist them in the work by grants of land
or of money, or both, under euich conditions and re
strictions as would secure the transportation of troops
and munitions of war free from any charge, and that
of the United States mail at a fair and reasonable
The progress of events since the commencement of
your last session, has shown how soon difficulties dis.
appear before a firm and determined resolution. At
that time, such a road was deemed by wise and patri
otic men, to be a visionary project. The great dis
tance to be overcome, and the intervening mountains
and deserts in the way, were obstacles which, in the
opinion of many, could not be surmounted. Now,
after the lapse of but a single year, theso obstaclep, it
has been discovered, are far less formidable than they
were supposed to be; and mail stages, with passen.
gers, now pass and repass regularly, twice in each
week, by a common wagon-road between San Fran
cisco and St. Louis and Memphis, in less than twenty
five days. The service has been as regyilarly per
formed, as it was, in former years, between New York
and this city.
Whilst disclalning all authority to appropriate
money for the construction of this road, except that
derived from the war making power of the constitu
tion, there are important collateral considerations ur
ging us to undertake the work as speedily as possible.
The first and most momentousof these is, that such
a road would be a powerful bond of union between
the States east and west of the Rocky mountains.
This is so self-evident as to require no illustration.
But again, in a commercial point of view I con
sider this the great question of the day. With the
eastern front of our republic stretching along the At
lantic, and its western front along the Pacific, If all
the parts should be united by a safe, easy, and rapid
intercommunication, we must necessarily command a
very large proportion of tie trade both of Europe and
Asia. Our recent treaties with China and Japan will
open these rich and populous empires to our com
merce; and the history of the world proves, that the
nation which has gained posession of the trade with
Eastern Asia, has always bcome wealthy and pow
erful. The peculiar geographical position of Califor
nia and our Pacific possoea-ions, invites American capi
tal and enterprise into this fruitful field. To reap
the rich harvest, however, it is an indispensable pre
requisite, that we shall first have a railroad, to con
vey and circulate its products throughout every por
tion of the Union. Beside, such a railroad through
our temperate latitude, which would not be impeded
by the frosts and snows of winter, nor by the tropical
heats of summer, would attract to itself much of the
travel and the trade of all nations passing between
Europe and Asia."
25. The last point of the message has reference to
the Echo case, the committal of the Africans into the
hands of the Colonization Society, Ac. This Society
engaged for the consideration of forty-five thousand
dollars, to receive these Africans in Liberia from the
agent of the United States, and furnish them, during
the period of one year thereafter, with comfortable
ehelter, clothing, provisions, andmedical attendance,
causing the children to receive schooling; and all,
whether children or adults, to be Instructed-in the
arts of civilized life, suitable to their condition.
26. The local interests of the District of Columbia
are recommended to the attention of Congress.
27. And the message closes with the following al
lusion to a. wholesome precedent'of the last session:
" I cannot conclude without performing the agreea
ble duty of expressing my gratification, that Congress
so kindly responded to the recommendation of my
last annual message, by affording me sufficient time
before the close of their late session, for the exami
nation of all the bills presented to me for approval.
This change in the practice of Congress, has proved
to be a wholesome reform. It exerted a beneficial
influence on the transaction of legislative business,
and elicited the general approbation of the country.
It enabled Congress to adjourn with that dignity and
deliberation so becoming to the representatives of
this great republic, without having crowded into gen
eral appropriation bills provisions foreign to their
nature, and of doubtful constitutionality and expedi
ency. Let me warmly and strongly commend this
precedent, established by themselves, as a guide to
their proceedings during the present session."
Mind,--we do not say, " hide ye thieves!" For we
and several of our neighbors wish to have the scamps
drawn from their hiding places. 'Our alluion is to
tidee.. who tedlhides. We lost a half-dozen by their
depredations a few nights ago; And others of our
neighbors have suffered in likeomanner. There would
seem to be several engaged in the enterprise ; for
thoy marauded three or four farms In one night last
week. We hope the folks will keep an eye out in this
matter. If theo rogues take the hides off with imapu
nity, they will try something else next time. They
took our hides off of our swootipotato banks, and
thant's what scares us. We are afraid thej'll take the
'tater.' next. Confound the old hides,-they may
have them and welcome, so they spare our potato.
banks. In the meantime, we can't help thinking thai
this piece of hide-thievery will come to light yet be.
ore Christmas.~ We know what we know, hut dent
care to 'let en' till we hoar from a sharp fellow who
Is now on trail!
This expression is used as the opposite of Chris
tian bigotry. But some one will say immediately that
there can be no such thing as C/hristians bigotry. We
hold that there can be, in the sense here conveyed.
Any Christian Church which declaes itself the only
church, is chaargeable with iyotry -according to our
present use of the term. So is that church, which re
gards any one of its ordinances an absolute pre-requis
ite to Christian life, begun below, to be continued
" What a pity," said our young friend from whom
we hauve before quoted,-" what a pity it is that all
sects calling themselves Christians cannot show to
wvards each that sl~irit of hiberal Indulgence anad c-har
ty (fore) which characterized the earlier followers of
We desired to know where ho found any scripture
to warrant his attributing this superior degree of tel.
eration to the first Christians.
" There are several pnaesages that sustain nay posi
tion," he remarked ; " but I will only mention one
which caane within mny motraIng's reading of the New
Testamnent. I alludo to the eleuenath Chaapter of Acts.
When Paan returaned from Joppca to Jer-us'aema, the
brethren at first contended with him about his course
towards the uncircunmcision, and impliedl strong cen
sure of what ho had done. But Pam-a "rehearsed
the matter " from the beginniag with all paossible sim
plicity. As lie proceeded with his little narrative, thm
hearts of those " brethren " softened rapidly at eve
ry word. I can well imagine thaat a tear of joy dis
placed the frown of censure when PET-mn said : " As
I began to speak, the Hoaly Ghost fell on them, as on
us at the beginning." But when in conclusion he cx.
claimed~" what wais I, that I could withstand God ?"
cannot you imaginte the humble acquiescence of those
same brethren, who thoeu "held their peace " and glo
rifled their maker and Saviour. And why can it not
be so now ? Why cannot Christians, whenever and
wherever, and in whatever church, they see the evi
dent manaifestationas of the Holy Ghost, "hold their
peace " about the lesser mnatters of Church organiza
tion and Church authority, and like the old brethrea
"glorify God " for his mercy and love to all men.
WINY THIS TAUNT?
The Lagrange (Ge.) Reporter gives utterance to the
folloqwiug unnecessary fling at Col. Causwu'r and
" Col. James Chesnut, Jr., has been elected to the
United States Senate by the Legislature of South
Carolina. We suppose he will produce considerable
wind in our National Legislature in his advocacy of
South Carolina sentiments."
We do not care what the iliporter in its backwoods
retiracy says of us. It might Sling on for years, and
its harmless javelins of straw would never reach South
Carolina. But we 'must object to the course of our
good neighbors of the Augusta Dispatch in republish.
ing a paragraph so unjust and so spiteful as the fore
going. We have no doubt they clipped It without
reading ; but its had taste ought to have repelled their
THEY WNLL SNOB US.
FaD CozEE~aa (known so well by his comic son
briquet of Sparroregrass) has returned from his Eu.
ropean tour, and tells of an old 'Britisher' who wouald
ignore our country; do all he (Spearrowgrass) could.
Says a correspondent of the Boston Poet:
" Sparrowgrass is as humorous as ever, and it is a
great treat to bear hiin relate somie of ble experi,
ences, his fsee radliapt with fup, andI shi(ting his hat
accessorily, in a slighty defiant nanper, a la Topng
America! An old Soglish gentleman informed him
thit the present American ambassador in London,
Mir. Buckinghamn, was a very pleasant person, upon
which Sparrowgrass took the liberty to remark that,
having a letter of introduction to that functionary,
he happened to know that his name was Dallas;
whereupon the old English gentleman beat a retreat,
remarking that he confounded the name of the amn
bassador with that of the President Badiisgis
To relish the atory in Its ve=ge=Me raelne ar mn....
have It fresh from the sparkling Catawba lips of
Travellers give frequent instances of this kind of
thing among our English cousins. Often, it is the
merest affectation of a miserable snobbery; But our
Decil is of opinion (so we beard him whisper to the
pressman just now) that "the above specimen is a
genutwinc case of D-n Foolery."
fl0' This part of the world has been visited with
copious showers of late, which is all for the best.
,18- Fair prices will be paid fur plump partridges
at this office.
_29 Some person has four volumes of our Gibbon's
Roman Empire; and some other person has a volume
or two of our Waverly Novels bound in skin. Please
}|f The Echo easehas been transferred to Charles
ton ; the application for the release of the prisoners
having been refused.
,AM- The comedian, BunToN, played on Monday
night last in August..
7ft- Mr. WILLIAM WBALKY, of Charleston, has
reported, from the Judiciary Committee of our legis.
lature, a bill to establish a Separate. Court of Appeals.
W The Charleston Ereniny ANear justly denounces
Senator DoUoLas as unsound in his democracy.
Sw Gen. WINFIELD SCoTT is expected to pass
through Charleston this week en route for Havanna.
It is proposed to receive him with military honors.
tw The Savannah R1pulican reports the landing
of a cargo of Africans near Brunswick, Georgia.
W3P J. T. B., our late European Correspondent, is
expected to reach America by the next Bremen
g&- The Ion. L. M. Keitt having signified his
intention of declining a re-eleetion to Congress, W.
A. Owens, Esq., and Gen. Lewis M. Ayer, both of
Barnwell, are in the field. The probability is, there
will be more.
_AM- In the Mississippi Senate on the 6th inst., a
resolution was unanimously adopted, appropriating
thirty thousanfi dollars to erect a monument to the
late Gen. Quitan, at Natchez.
p0- Some favors have been thankfully received at
this office from our members of the Legislature; also
a copy of the 1resident's Message from Hon. M. L.
_2r The Right Rev. Bishop LYNHc, of the Roman
Catholic Church, has been preaching to large audi
ences in Raleigh, N. C.
_2r Rev. H. W. ONDEnDOXK died at his residence
in New York, on the sixth inst.
9| Prize fighting, we regret to see, has been in
troduced into the hitherto genteel city of Savannah.
gt The South Carolina Legislature will probably
adjourn about the 20th.
t-F Senator HAMMOXD and all our members are
said to have been in their seats at the opening of
5W| Hogs are selling at 6 cents gross in several
parts of the State.
_Si- We have received the Aberdeen (Miss.) Week
ly Conserratire, in which we perceive that our young
friend, J. H. Kxox, has become one of it proprietors.
The Conscrvatice is a large and interesting sheet, and
we imagine a profitable one. We cheerfully place it
on our exchange list.
9| The Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the
State Military Academies has, agreeably to law, an
nounced the following Cadets, of the fourth class, at
the Arsenal Academy at Columbia, as the most dis
tinguished: Cadet J. W1. JAmlsox, Orangeburg
Mathematics, French, Conduct. Cadet 0. 0. WraLLs,
gg There were sixteen thousand four hundred
and eighty-eight hales of cotton received in New Or
leans on Sunday and Monday last. -
gg A letter from Rome, in the Paris Unicerse,
announces the death of Count Joseph Mastai, brother
of the present Pope.
3|' The steamship Niagara, which transported
the Afrieansfrom the schoo'nrEhoto Tibiria, has
returned. Seventy-one of the negroes died on the
g|' The Georgia L~egislature ha. erected a new
county out of portions of Lowndecsand Thomas, to be
fatMr. HlAsamO JENNsiNes, of Edgelleld, is ex
hibiting his Magic Lantern in the North Eastern part
of the State with much success. His orchestra is s
new and splendid hand-organ. Good luck to Mr. J.
W~eicutscox, Dec. 11.
ExetTE3t:NT IN WVASHNmGo.--The escapc o1
the Mobile fi'libu-ters has created intense excit..
ment in oil icinl quar:crs hcev. It is feare 1 the
schooner will be seized by the British, and the
country aroused to send powerful reinforcemts
to the rescue. The Union says that the peace ol
the world is involved.
HAMBURG, December 13hh, 185S.
We have no quotabile change to notice in the price
of Cotton here wvithain the past week. In the formei
piart of the week the market was-rathe'r 'lull, and thes
princip-al sales. were made at fronm 11 to lli eta., but
at the closa of the week the market regained its for.
nmer bouyancy, and closed at li fe. Receipts about
1400 bales. . K.
Concordia Lodge, No. 50, A. F. Ms
A Regular Communiention of this
Lodge will be held at their NEW
1A LL, in the Odd Fellows & Ma
sonic Building, can Saturday evening,
the 18th Dec., at 7 o'clock.
E. BLAND, W. M.
D. R DunisoE, See'ry.
Decl 15It 49
-A 0GAR D.
Tp lIE Subsc~riber is constatntly receivinag from
LNew Y ork :nd Ch-trestn fresh supplies or
New and Desirable Goods,
To keel) his Stock comlete.
Heu feels very th~ankful foar tho liberal patrontage
already receivedl, and soicits at continuauit of the
same, whtich he hopes to merit by diligenat auttention
to the interests and asants of his customners.
And, as prompt paymnenit is the very life of all
businesas, he tru~ts hi. friend< will nat forget hs
wats, and conie forwardl and help huiun by p- ompt
payments. E. P'ENNW, Agt.
Dec 15 tf 40
At Private Sale.
A TRACT OF LAN> Ic ontaining TWVO
HUNDRED AND FORTY ACRES
more or las, situated on the Edgefleld & 1lam
burg Plank Road, two' and a h11f miles from Edge
field C. H. On the place is a new and commsodi
0ns dwellIng and all necessary out buildings In
excellent repair. The place is laealthy and well
07 For further particulars, apply to A. RUSH
NELL, who ntow resides on the place.
Dee 1tf 49
N OT1CE.-'-All persons indebted to the Es
tate or Samunel Beard. d c'd , are requested
to mnake payment, :ind those having demnand.
against the said Estaste will render them in properly
attested, as aoon as possible.
J. D. JOHlNSON~, Adm'or.
Dee 15 tf 40
HOd"CE SEED OATS.-The Subscri-|
bi er, living 14 miles above Dorn's Mills, offers
for sale 100 bushels BL ACK SERED OATS, and
100 Bushels COMMON SED OATS. Th,-se
Oats are excellent, anal the heat known for .Fall
sowing. Ptrioe, 75~ Cta, per bushel al the Crib. Calh.
Dec 15 1t* 49
N~OTICE,..sAll persona are forewarned fronm
.4~trading for a Note given by the subsecriber. to
John Walker, for $:5, payable 1st .lan. 1860, and
dated 13th Dee I185t,-and also for one other N~ote
gIven by Amen Lindsey to the Subscriber for $lot0,
payable one day after, andl traded by me -to the
said .John Walker. As the property for which thte
tid Notes were given has proved unsound their
payment will be resisted.
nDec15 St 49
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S. G. COURTENAY & CO.
Charleston, S. C., Dec. 14, 1858 I t 40
I WILL sell on the 5th January 1859, at in
residence, four miles West of Meeting Stree
on the Long Cune Road, all the personaal propert
belonguing to the Estate of Mary White, dee'd., can
sisting or TWO N EGR OES. to wit : Israel, abs.
60 years old, well known as a good shingle draws.
and Ilave about 12 years old, very likely, On
Hed, Bedstead aind Furniture, and .ther article
not necessary to hi mentioned.
Terms, on a credit until the lst day of Octobe
1559. P'urchansers to give Note with, approved se
curities. Property not delivered until ternms of sal
JOHN HTARLING, Ad'or.
Dec 15 3t 49
B y ana order from Wmi. hF. Durisoe, Ordinary,.
will proceed to sell at my residence on MON
I )AY, the. 3d January next, all the Personal Em
tute '.f li,.lden Posey. dee'd., consisting of
TEN LiKELY NEGROES,
One 110:34, one ?lule and one Oxen.
Trerom made known on dny nf sale.
- - SAM. POSEY, Adn'r.
At Private Sale,
IF not soldl at Private Sale bcfore the first Mon
Nday in .lanuary next, wo will sell at Public auc
tions on that day, nt Newherry C. 11, the tracet ei
land containing EIGHIT IKUNCRED ACRES,
more or less, bounded by lands of Thos. A. Floyd,
Mi-hael Werts and Graves Spearmnan, being the~
tract of land lately purchased by u -from S. T.
,The tract is one of the beat in Newberry Dis
trict, ndapted to the culture of Cotton, Corn and
On the premises there is a good dwelling, first
rate negro cabins, Gin Hlouse, Screw and all the
It will be sold. on thme f..;lowing terms :-One
fourth eash; the balance on one and two year.
credit, with applroved securi'y and mortgage of
property. EDWA RD TI. FISHER,
per G. G. DEWA LT, At'ty.
Dec. 8, 4t 48
NTOTICE.--All persons indebted to the Es
.Ltate of II. M. Herlong. dee'd., are requested
to make payment by the first Mondasy in January
next. After that time their Notes and Accounts
will be left in the hands of my A ttorney for eel
Ieton. II. C. IJER LONG, Ad'r.
Dec 15 49 3t
FINE FLOURs-FRESH |GROUND.
J UST received and for sale. Price, 53,50.
, E. PENbN, Agent.
DeelS t . 49
A LL PERSONS indebted~to me either by Note
or Rook Acount, are regnested to pay In fall
before thme first dasy of Fiebruary next.
Dec1,155. T. 4O9T
AT VERY LOW PRICES.
.A.umaa tea Goy'~h
AS received a supply of J. Crossley &Sons,
lich-Velvet CARPETS, of new and splendid
styles, at reduced prices;
J. Crossley & Sons English Tapestry Brussels
CARPETS, at $1 per yard ;
Lowell Ingrain CARPETS,at 76 cents per yard; .
Superior Three Ply and Venetian CARPitkw;
Printed FLOOR BAIZES, in patterns and by
CA RPETS for Halls and Bed Rooms, at 25c.
87ie. and f,0 cents per yard.
Rich Colored D AMASKS, for Window Curtains;
R'ch Embroidered Laceand Muslin CURT AINS,
some at very low prices;
Landscape and Gold Band WINDOW SiA DES,
at 1dw prices -
Rich CORNICES and CURTAIN BANDS.
Orders will be received for OIL CLOTES, at
reduced prices. -
CARPETS CUT and MADE TO FIT Rooms or
The public are respeetly requested to Cal and
examine the above assortment.
Dec. 15, 1858 tf F9
MUSIC, GUITARS, VIOL S,
BANJOS, FLUTES, ACCORDEONS, INSTRUC-.
.TION BOOKS, GUITAR AND VIOLIN
STRINGS, &c, &c.,
Opposite the United States Hotel,
Alsa, Sole Agent for Cmncranuto & .SoNs,-and
CELEBRATED PIANO FORTES.
His stock comprises every varicty of 61, 65,and
7 octave instruments, from $250 to $1,000. Every.
Instrument is warranted sound and perfect.
Augusta, Dec 12 8m 49.
0. A. BOURQUIN k B. WEZELE,
FROM LOCLE, (SWISS,)'
R ESPECTFULLY informs the Planters and the
Public in general that they have opened
A NEW STORE IN HAMBURG, S. C.
In Goirge Robinson's old stand, where they have
and on hand WATCHES, CLOCK8; JEWELRY;
,%IUSICAL BOXES of all descriptions. all of
which is warranted to give good.. satisfaction-for
12 months. Prices moderate.
W7Especial attention given to the repairing of
Watches, Jewelry, &c.
Hamburg, Dhe 13 3m d -
TlE Undersigned being determined to close
lup their business in Hamburg -by the-Itt o
January next, request all those indebted, ither by
Note or Book Account, to come forward and pay op
tW" The Remaining Stock, consisting of BAG
GING, ROPE, TWINE, BACON. SUG AR. COF
FEE, &c, &c, wil be sold at very low pricer for
Cash. SIBLEY &USH ER.
Hamburg, Dec 13 St 49
OAK LAND FOR SALE,
1lIE Subseribors are desirous of selling their
VALUABLE TRACT OF LAND con
taining - '.~
One Hfundred and -eigiity'six Acres,
Lying on Rocky Cr eek, nine miles and a half North *
of Edgefield U. I1., bounded by hands of JohrnA
Wright, Jacob Wright, HI. B. Raborn and others.:
On the premises is a comfortable dwelling h '*?&
and out buildings. The abundlance of water Is-one
uf its paramount advantages. Also on the place
nre two never fCailing Springs of exoellent water.
The h..caiity is remarkably healthy. As to the
quality of the lr.nd, none isurpasses it. -The L:,d
under cnltivation is well adapted 'to ~Corn, Cotton.
and Grains-of all kind. Ab..et 90 now ot this
Tract is uid* e ne, and in a h ghstid%C~tti.
vation, 41) of vladh is'fresh. The aicimindr Is well
f Persons wishing to make money and live eats
led the remainder of their days. will do well to call
on the Suberibers at an early day.
Terms made easy an I :acconm-,dating.
J. D. & M. 13. JO11NSON.
Dec 15 St*' 49
B)Y Virtue of sundry Writs of Ficri Facias to
~ )mc directed, I will proce' to sell at Edge
field C. liI, on the flra't Monday and Tuesday In
.January nae.xt, the following property in the fol
Ilowing cases, viz:
Mark Etheredgo vs Allen Franklin and others,
SOne Tract of Land containinig Two Thousand
a res, more or less. adjoiniug hands of Gen. Jr..
Juneas, Mrs. Kisimah Swearingen and oth- rs.
0. S. Dunbar vs Jonath ms Wever ; L-od Hill
sand other Plaintit's severally vs Thse Same. Two
fracts of Latnd -One Tract wh ler..on the De~fen
dlant now reside-s, containing two hundred antd sixty
acres, more or lessi, adj.iuninu lans of J. A. Bland,
Austin Barrenaton ad othetrs. Also. one other
Tract of Land eontainng four hundred acres,
more oir less. aind djining landis of .James Swear
ingen, Sr., Benj. Bettis and G. MeD. Werer, levi
ed on as the property of .Jonatiwn Wever.
JAS. E.IDSON, S.E.D.
Dec 13 3t 49.
BY VIrtue of sundry Writs of Fieri Pacias to
Ime directed, 1 will proceed to sell at Edge
fild Court House, on the first Monday and Tues
day in. December next, the-following property, In
te following case, vis:
W. W. Geiger vs Win. IT. A dams, One Tract of
Land containing Three hundred and thirty acres,
more or less, situated three or four miles from
Hamburg, adjoining lands of Lamar and othets,
,known by the name of the Gotff land, on which W.
iI. Mathis has lived the past year.
The above land will he sold on a credit of twelve
months with interest from date. The purhaser to
give bond and approved sureties.
JAS. EIDSON, S. E. D.
Dec 18, 3t 49
ggAugusta papers please copy'..tri-weekly ill
day of sale and forward account.
State of South Carolina,
T. J. Onztsand L. Brooks and - -
wife Mary Ann, Applicants,
Charlotte Ouzts and others
B)Y an Order from thme Ordinary of Edgedeid
UJJDistrict, I shall proceed to sell at the late
residence of David Ousts, dec'd, on Friday the
81st December instant, for Partition, a part of
the Real Estate of David Ouzts, dec'd., consisting
of a TR ACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, lying and
being in the District and State aforesaid, ons waters
of Cufreetown Creek, containing twenty-five (26)
acres, more or less, and bounded by lands. of the
Estate of David Ousts, dec'd, T. -F. Williams,
Johnson Sale and others.
T Enxa-On a credit until the 15th December,
1859 with interest from day of Sale. Parohaserua
to give Bood with good personal securities, and a
Mortgage to the Ordinary to secure the purchase
money. Cost to be paid in cash, and to pay foir
titles extra. JAMR E8[EDSON, s en.
Dec. 7, 1868. 4te d1)
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINAS
IN ORDIN ARY.
BY W. F. DURISOE, Esquire, Onlinay of.ge
Wheeas FrderckCampson bath applied to mne for
Letters of Administration onall1and sIngular the god
and chaules. rights and credits or Mtargat. g
late of the District aforesaid, deceased.
These are, therefore, to cit. and admor~ish all and
singular, the kindred and creditors of the said da.
ceased, to he and appear before me, at our next Ordi
nary's Court for ts said District, to be .hotle ar.
Edgefield Court House, on the 27th day of December
inst, to show cause, If any, why the said adminitra
ton should not he granted.
Glven-under my band arid seal, this 1'th day of
December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and fifty eight, and In the eighty-tid year
of.Amnerican Independence .
D~eIlS~8 W', F. DURISOEB, o.azm.
n. s Itne -,