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I proceed to note the few prominent matters of
Legislative Interest fur the benefit of your readers, be
ginning precisely whore I left off In my last.
DzcxuR 4th, 1858.
General Joxzs was duly declared, before both hou
see, the Comtmissioner 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. MANAaLL. of Alhbeville, 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 siected upon and a sommittee ap
In the House, the memorials. petitions, and reports,
were various. Among the rest, Mr. AAM$, of your
delegation, reported from the Agriculteftl Committee
on the Report of the State Geologist, secommonding
that 2000 copies of it be printed, and one copy be fur
nished to each member of the Legislature and to each
public officer 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 Columbia 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 oents mileage besides the present pay per
diem. There was some little discussion of the matter,
In which Mr. Ixous spoke for and Mr. PaRY against
Dscuuan 6th, 1858.
To-day being commencement day at the College,
nothing was done in the Senate and Lut little in the
Mr. McGowAy, of the House, again brought up his
measure to grant the fnes inposed for homicide to
. the family of the deceased. This is a humane propo
sition, seems to be well received, and will probably
become a law.
A Bill was sent 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 Act.
The College Commencement was well attended, and
the exercises passed of handsomely enough. I can
bot say though that they were as good as on several
occasions in preceding years. The tiuth is, our Col
lege has sadly 4egenerated in one respect. The stu
dents are not now mten, as they used to be. There is
a sophomorical air even about Seniors. whish used to
be dropped in rising Junior. Still- t must be said,
that in point of scholarly proficiency the boys are now
equal to what the men 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 re
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
sync were far 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 bill* 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 potit 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.
glue Company of Colombia. 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 iacorporate the Colombia and
Hamburg Railroad Company. A hill to provide pun
'. Ishment 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 bo sent back to the
It seems that some of the good people of your sea
- port town of Hamburg, do not wish Hamburg to be a
sea-port any longer. Else, why the counter-petition
of the Director. 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 be, as the Winnaboro Register hinted the other
* day, that she is ready to die of atrophy. '
In. de Hosea.-Mr. T. Y. Snioxs, of Charleston,
reported, from the Committee on Privileges and Elec
tions, on the recommendation of the 6rand Jury ol
Andersen District that the election et 3leetors of
President and Vice President ef the Uited States hi
given to the people. The report seee to argue thai
this change is right and proper, and yet concludes
by saying that the "committee dei It inexpedient
at this time to take any action thereon."
Mr. W. W. ADaxs presented to-day a petition
agaist the counter-petition of certain citizens ol
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 rent to
the Senate Increasing the pay to $3500 per ansun.
'This looks like some good in the right direction. lBut
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 and debated by Mr. MarNoan with signal
ability. The House refused to send the bill favoring
the Road to the Senate, by avote of 82 to -46. It Is
hoped that the matter will be reconsidered. For the
credit and ihme of South'Carolina, I trust it may.
Ia the Senate.-Absolutely nothing of interest trans.
In the House.-After numerous petitions and reports
amounting -to little or nothing, a motion was made tc
re-consider the action of yesterday on the Blue Itidge
Railroad question. The motion prevailed after somi
opposition, and the matter was made the special ordes
for a future day.
A bill to provide for the punishment of embezzle.
. menta and other defalcations was read a second time
and sent to the Senate.
In. tke Snate-The following Resolutions by Mr
kaAN, of the Parishes, were adopted almost unani
L. Resolved, That in the opinion of this Genera]
Assembly, the eighth article of the Treaty of Wash
ington ought to be abrogated, as provided for in the
11th article of said Treaty.
2. Resolved, That in the adoption of the first reso
lution this assembly does not intend to express any
opinion as to ther expediency or inexpediency of re
opening the slay, trade.
The Senate went into Committee of the whole (Mr.
Gknuxovox in the Chair) on the Blue Ridge Railroad
question. After some discussion the committee arose
and reported progress, whereupon the Senate ad
In. the House.-A Bill iwas sent to the Senate creat
lug 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 fire from the other end of the Capitol.
The Federal Committee recommended "nso actioni
en- that portion of the Governor's message having
reference to the eerrupting influences of Presidential
Eetions, National Conventions, &e. The committee
eenceluded by saying, very sensibly, that a"they are
of opinion that the " 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 delibe
sations of this Geseral Assembly, and to this end
year Committee would respeetfully recommend that
no-stien he taken en the subject."
. Col. W. H. Gist, of Union, was elected governor
to-day. As In the election of CoL Cxawr, every
e seems satisfied with the result. I can but regard
It a happy oeo under the circumstances. He will be
Iaugurated on Monday next. L.
~A mew paper, to be called the Dieussiosaiet, is
aivesrland to be started in Columbia,85. C., about the
1ef neut Mareb,or asomn as five bundredasub
ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
RDGFIELD, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMIBER 15, 1858.
M:ny of our readers will be very glad to learn that
the Rev. Mr. PcKTTine has been re-appointed to the
EXlgefleld circuit for the ensuing year.
4tev. Dr. McSw.ar is the Presiding Elder for this
regi.n of the State.
The late meeting of the General Conference in
Charleston was, from all accounte, a happy and use
ful reunion of brethren and friends.
AUGUSTA WEEKLY DISPATCH.
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, Weeklg DiepatcA at
only $1,50 per annum.
Apply at CoVaTaxAY's, Broad Street, Charleston,
for all kinds of now, and cheap, and elegant works,
adapted to the soason. In the department of gift
books, for Christmas and Now Year, he has a com
plete assortment. CoURTKNAx'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 session, Col. JAxays Inay, of Lau
rens, has ntot been elected Governor of South Carolina.
The successful eandidate is Col. I. 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 beat sons promoted to this honorable posi
tion. It is time that this gallant district should re
ceive this compliment, and she could not have ro
celved it in the person of a truer patriot or a more
spirited Carolinian than Wm. H1. Uiss.
EDGEFIELD DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL
At the last Annual Meeting of this Society the fol
lowing gentlemen were elected officers for the ensuing
Mnj. A. L DaRnINC, President,
Joux H. FAIn, lst Vice P'resident,
GaonGE BOSWELL, 2nd Vice President,
Dr. E. J. Mams, Treasurer,
C-ol. A. Sam atss, Cor. Secretary,
J. H. Max,, 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. EmTon: 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 SAt..LY,-pianiimo, if possible, until
you hear otr reply to your complaint. We are like
you, in our admiration of the piano ;-liko you, in es
teeming it one of the finest of instruments. What
we bate about it, is, lst the teag some people teiNe it,
and, 2nd, the wayg somse others play uapona it, or we
should rather say, attempt to play upon it. We do not
so much grumable at the general lack of execution, of
brilliancy, in amateur pianists, as we do at the total
absence of either melody or accuracy inm their perfor
mancs. The simplest air, well and tastefully given,
is better far than the most ifficult overture, half.
murdered. Such is the character of our sentiments
upon pianos and pianist..; and we never intended, by
the squib or two which have attracted your attention,
to intimate that we wore opposed to either per s. On
the contrary we like them amazingly, when melody
(not discord) appears to be their intention.
BOOTS AND SHIOES.
" One day last week, when on a visit to the city,
we called into the commodious boot and shoe estab
lishment of P. H. Flanigan & Co., where we found
them surrounded with the handsomest and largest
stock of goods, which they are solling at wholesale
and retail, that we havo been shown-outside of
Charleston-in the State. We wers told that they
received a good patronage from our District; and,
upon enquiry as to the reaison why, were informed:
The secet 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., whore they can accommodate you with something
line and good as well as in Columbia, and at prices
to defy competition."
The above we find in the Lexington Flag, and
t de pleasuro in republishing it in our paper, as it is
hut a just commendation of one of the best Boot and
Shoe Manufacturies we know of. Messrs. FLA.1I:.IX
& 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 FLAe10Ax
before trading elsewhere.
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BLUE RIDGE RAiLROAD AGAiN.
There was a vote in our House of Representatives
last 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 aegreed by a
considerable majurity to re consider this vote with a
view to hearing the arguments of members pr and
con. The result of this re-consideration we have not
yet received. The news is awaited with much anixie
ty. We observe that Messrs. Anmaus, QLATLamrMUN
and Tourgays, of our delegation, fasvored assistance
to the road, if we construe their votes nright; while
Mosars. Enooxs, Dxa.RING and Jossas did not. With
out at all condemning the course of these latter gen
tlemuen, we confess to a feeling of applause for the
spirited vote of the first three. It does appear to un
that the patriotic district of Edgefield will sustain
that vote upon a full and calm understanding of this
important measure of progrers. To give a 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. TaxuOLx of Charleston. Every citi
sen is requested to give it a patient and thoughtful
examination. But besides the weight of this general
argument, there are one or two other independent
considerations why Edgefield should favor the Blue
Ridge enterprize. These considerations are two other
railroads in the future, to be run as follows!t the one
from New Market to Aikea, throught the Eastern aide
of the district, and the other from Anadersons to Han
burg, through the Western side of the district; both
of which enterprizes now depend in a large degree
for their future existence upon the assured success of
the Blue Ridge Road. Without this road, neither
of them will be thought of again this century;
with it, they might beth be built within the next
ten years. This is what Edgefleid might gain ina rail
road, by the success of the Blue Ridge Road, inde
pendent of the many advantages to her citizens at
large, for which see ths spock of Mr. Tauxsor.ar.
Are we wrong in saying that the following extract
has the semblaco of downright blasphemyi It is
taken from a paper which we have read for the last
time,-a paper known to a few as the Walhalla Ban.
seer, Tan the eourse of a pointless and incomprehen
sible squib, that par says:
" All the following diatingqished personages were
bachelors, to wit: Christ, Paul, Bachapan, umany
mnembers of the South Carolina Legislature, the li
tor of the Messenger, and the Wathalla Progres
To hear' the Columbia Guandian talking of SENA
ion Oasxuis eleetio as a triumph of Sture Rights
Ia South Carolina. Whew, and where, anid how, wore
lste Rights otertse ths triumphantla outh ECar
Not having the moans 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
1. The whole Kansas question is reviewed and the
course of the Administration sustained. As this por
tion of the message is only a re-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 Dill, 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 rehellion is entirely at an end, which happy
event the President attributes to the decisive action
of the Government in Pending troops to the scene of
confusion, coupled with the spirit of conciliation
manifestod towards the recusaut territorialists. The
Governor and other civil odicers of Utah are now
performing their appropriata functions without resis
tanceo. The authority of the constitution and the
laws has been fully restored, and peaco prevails
throughout the Territory. The message says:
" The march of the army to SaltLake 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 boe submitted to the Sen.
ato. lie 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 Dritain should be speedily adjusted, for tho
very sufficient reason that no two nations have over
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 Jri
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.
0. With France and Russia our relations are of the
moust 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
bee baffiled 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.
S. 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
meat is destitute of almost all peuniary means, the
question arises, how are thme large claims of American
citizens against her ever to be liquidated ? This seems
to be a point of no easy solution ; but, taken in con
nection with the murders and plunder common on
hor horder provinces, and from which our own bor
during territories are seriously suffering, the troublous
condition of things Is made by the President the
ground of the following recommendation, viz: that
the United States Government assume a temporary
protectorate over the Northern portions of Chihuaa
and Sonora, and also establish military posts withina
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 Government be Immediately estab.
11. The President next argues the necessity of the
transit route across the Isthmus of Central America,
and advises Congress to plae at his disposal such
land and naval forces as will secure that route against
interruption by-thme Nicaraguan Govornmenat. This
privilege has been refused by Nicaragua, when ade
quate compensation was tendered to her therefur;
And now the President proposes to compel a conces
sion ubich she refuses to justice and the comnity of
12. A similar necessity exists for thme protection of
the Panama and Tehuantepec routes.
13. For the injuries inflicted on our citizens in
Costa Rica and Nicaraigua, redress has been deman
ded but has not been granted. As much as It is re.
gretted, the President intimates that force will be
eidoyed unless this demand shall be complied with
at an early day.
14. The difficulties be tween our Government and
New Granada, arising out of unsatisfied claims and
outrages comamitted upon our citizens at Panama,
remain unsettled ; hut it is hoped thaat a treaty now
pending before the Senate will dispose of the matter
in a satisfactory mainer.
1. With Brazil our relations are of a most friend.
ly characeter. The trade between the two countries
is flourishaing ; they consume our flour, while we con
sume their coffee. The President depr.-:ates an ex
port duty of 11 pier cenat. on coffee, levied by the GJoy.
ernmenut of Brarci!; and has instructed our minister
to ask its removal.
16. Thme message naext enters into a discussiona of
the late financial crisis, the argumenat in regard to
which admits of no synaupsis.
17. In connection with this subject, it is annoumnced
that the revenue lhas proved inadequate to. meet the
ordinary expenses of the Government; amt it is
recommended that it be inceased by a modification
of the tariff so as to equal our expenaditures. Speific
duties upon iron, raw-sugar, aid foreign wines and
spirits, are suggested mis the true policy; and the
incidental protection afforded thereby is apaprovedl and
13. The public expenoditures of the last fiscal year
az:olz46 to mure than seventy three million dollars.
19. The public debt on the first of July 1853 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 President 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, that/lee cents 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 mails.
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 thme Presi
dent in full:.
"I would again call your attention to thme 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 beg leave respetfully
Tt is frpply adstitted, that it would be inexpedient
for Ibia governpient to exercise the powpr of con
structing the Pacigec vailroa4 by Its own immediate
agents. Such a policy would increasp tbp patropago
of the excutiv's to a dangerous extent, and introdluce
a system of jobbing and corruption, which no vigi
lance on the part of federal officials, could either pro.
vent or detect. This can only be donme by the keen
eye, and aetive and careful supervision, of individual
and private interest, The copstruction of this road
ouaght, thprpfoe, to be eossaitted to coappapiss lucer
niary interests would be directly involved. Congress
might then assist them in the work by grants of land
or of money, or both, under stieh 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 ovents 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, these obstacles, 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.
fivo days. The service has been as regularly per
formed, as it was, in former years, between New Iork
and this city.
Whilst deiseluiming all authority to appropriate
money fur 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 us possible.
The first and moust 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, iu 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.
lantie, 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 largo proportion of the 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 posnession of the trade with
Eastern A.ia, has always become wealthy and pow
erful. The peculiar geographical position of Califor.
niaand our Pacific possesions, invites American capi
tal and enterprise into this fruitful field. To reap
the rich harvost, 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. Besides, 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, and medical 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.
2t6. 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, thnt Congress
so kindly responded to the recommendation of my
last annual message, by uffording 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."
HIDE TIIIEVES I
Mind,-we do not say, "hide ye thieves!'' For we
and several of our neighbors wish to have the scamps
drawn from their biding places. 'Our allusion is to
rlhiece wcho steal hides. We lost a half-dozen by their
depredations a few nights ago; And others of our
neighbors have suffered in like manner. There would
seem to be several engaged in the enterprize ; for
they marauded three or four farms in one night last
week. We hope the folks will keep an eye out in this
matter. If the rogues take the hides off with impu
nity, they will try something else next time. They
took our hides off of our swoetipotato banks, and
that's what scares us, We are afraid they'll take the
'taters' 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 that
this piece of hide-thievery will comae to light yet ho
ore Christmas.' Wo know what we know, hut dent
care to 'let on' till we hear 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 he no such thing us CJhririan bigotry. We
hold that there can he, in the sense here conveyed.
Any Christian Church which declares itself the only
-church, is chargeable with bigotry according to our
present use of thme termi. 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 have before quoted,-" what a pity it is that all
sects calling themselves Christians cannot .show to.
wvards each that spirit of liberal Indulgence and chari
ty (tore) which characterized the earlier followers of
our Saviour ?"
We desired to know where ho found any scripture
to warrant his attributing this superior degree of tol
eration to the first Christians.
" There are several pasages that sustain my posi
tion," he remarkcd ; " but I will only mention one
which caine within my morning's reading of the New
Testament. I allude to the elecnth Chapter of Acts.
WVhen PE'an returned fromn JIop to Jerua~elem, the
brethren at first contended with him about his course
towards the uncircunmeision, and implied strong cen
sure of what lie had done. But PaTRa "rehearsed
the matter " from the beginniag with all possible sim
plicity. As lhe proceeded with his little narrative, the
hearts of those " brethren " softenedl rapidly at eve
ry word. I can well imagine that a tear of joy dis
plaiced the frown of censure when Paveit said: "As
I began to speak, the Holy Ghost full on them, as on
us at the beginning." But when in conclusion lie ex
elaimed-" what wais I, that I could withstand God ?"
cnnot you imagine the humble acquiescence of those
samie lbrethren, who then "held their peace " and glo
rified their meaker and Saviour. And why can it not
he so now ? Why cannot Christians, whenever and
wherever, and ini whatever church, they see the evi
dent manifestations of the Holy Ghost, "hold their
peace " about the lesser matters of Church organiza
tion and Church authority, and like the old brethren
"glorify God " for his mercy and love to all men.
WHIY THIS TAUNT1
The Lagrange (Ga.) Reporter gives utterance to the
following unnecessary fling at Col, Cuswuy 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 Reporter in its backwoods
retiracy says of us. It might fling 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 Diepatc& 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 bad taste ought to have repelled thebr
THEY WILL SNOB US.
FaBD. CozzEzis (known so well by his comic sou
briquet of Sparromrgrans) has returned from his Eu
ropean tour, and tells of an old 'Blritisher' who coud
Ignore our country, do all he (Spearreegrasn) could,
Says a correspondent of the Boseos Posr :
" Sparrowgrass is as humorous as ever, and it is a
great treat to hear him relate some of lis experl,
eneps, his face radliapt with fun, and abiftlg his hat
accessorily, in a slighty defiant mnanper, a lq Young
America! An old English gentleman informed him
1lit the preseut American ambassador in London,
Mr. Biuckinghain, 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 waa Dallau;
whereupon the old English gentleman beat a retreat,
remarking that he coufounded the name of the am
bassador with that of the Presideat Baekipgiaee
To rellsh the story in lIa ve=etab1e racinas you mnnst
bavo it fresh from the sparkling Catawba lips ol
Travellers give frequent instances of this kind ol
thing among our English cousins. Often, it is the
merest affectation of a miserable snobbery; But oui
Decil is of opinion (so we heard him whisper to the
pressman just now) that "the above specimen is a
genutwinc case of D-n Foolery."
;0- This part of the world has been visited with
copious showers or late, which is all for the best.
20- Fair prices will be paid for plump partridges
at this office.
pa- Some person has four volumes of our Gibbon'i
Roman Empire; and some other person has a volumi
or two of our Waverly Novels bound in skin. Pleasr
p&- The Echo casehas been transferred to Charles
ton; the application for the release of the prisoner
having been refused.
pl- The comedian, BunTox, played on Monda;
night last in Augustu.
70 Mr. WILLIAM WALRnY, of Charleston, ha
reported, from the Judiciary Committee of our legis
lature, a bill to establish a Separate Court of Appeals
EW The Charleston Eeninfy cirs justly denounce
Senator DouOLAs as unsound in his democracy.
3W' Gen. WNFILI ScoTr is expected to pas
through Charleston this week en route for Havanna
It is proposed to receive him with military honors.
IV The Savannah lepulican reports the landing
of a cargo of Africans near Bruntwick, Georgia.
3W J. T. B., our late European Correspondent, I
expected to reach America by the next Bremo
_0- The Hon. L. M. Keitt having signified hi
intention of declining a re-oleetion to Congress, W
A. Owens, Esq., and Gen. Lewis M. Ayer, both o
Barnwell, are in the field. The probability is, ther
will be inure.
JW- In the Mississippi Senate on the 6th inst.,
resolution was unanimously adopted, appropriutin
thirty thousanfi dollars to erect a monument to th
late Gen. Quitiman, at Natchez.
pg- Some favors have been thankfully received a
this ofico from our members of the Legislaturo; als
a copy of the President's Message from Hou. M. I
pa- The Right Rev. Bishop LynCI, of the Roma
Catholic Church, has been preaching to large aud
ences in Raleigh, N. C.
pl - Rev. IL W. ONDEitDsxK died at his residone
in New York, on the sixth inst.
gV Prize fighting, we regret to see, has been in
troduced Into the hitherto genteel city of Savannal
3g" The South Carolina Legislature will probabl
adjourn about the 20th.
IV' Senator HAMMoXD and all our members ai
said to have been in their seats at the opening c
gV Hogs are selling at 6 cents gross in sever
parts of the State.
,C- We have received the Aberdeen (Miss.) Weel
ly Conserrutire, in which we perceive that our your
friend, J. H1. Kxox, has become one of it proprietor
The Conterratice is a large and interesting sheet, an
we imagine a profitable one. We cheerfully place
on our exchange list.
3W" The Chairman of the Board of Visitors of tl
State Military Academies has, agreeably to law, au
nounced the following Cadets, of the fourth elnss,
the Arsenal Academy at Columbia, as the most di
tinguished : Cadet J. W. JAxIisUY, Orangeb~urg
Mathematics, French, Conduct. Cadet G. 0. WaLu
5" Tihers were sixteen thousand four hundri
and eighty.eight bales of cotton received in New 0
leans on Sunday and Monday lastL
gW" A letter from Rome, i the Paris Unaieera
announces the death of Count Joseph Mastai, brothi
of the present Pope.
gW" The steamship Niagara, which transpOrte
the Africansfrom the schooner Echo'to fibiria, h:
returned. Seventy-one of the negroes died on t
3W' The Georgia Legislature has erected a ne
county out of portions of Lowndes and Thomas, to 1
pB Mr. Hia-rixa JENNNcs, of Edgetield, is e
hiibiting his Magic Lantern in the North Eastern pa
of the State with much success. His orchestra is
new and splendid hand-organ. Good luck to Mr.
W'Asmsc-rox, Dee. 11.
ExerrEM:NT mx WVAstu'rox.-The escape
the Mobile fillibu- .e rs has created intense excit
nmenit in ollicial quair:erai he:e. It is feare I i
schooner will be seized by the British, and tIl
country aroused to send powerful reinforemi
to the rescue. The Unaion says that the pence
the world is involved.
HAMBURG, December 13Jh, 1858.
We have no quotable change to notice In the pri,
of Cotton here within the past week. In the form
part of tihe w'eek the market was rather dull, and ii
prinucipii s-ales were ma~de at front1l to 111 et.., b
at the close of thte week the market regained its fit
mier buoyancy, and closed at lI Ie. Receipts ahe
1400 bales. .K.
Concordia Lodge, No. 50, A. F. E1
A Regular Commniciation of tli
SLodge will be held nt their NRi
11A IL, in the Odd Fellows & M1
soii Building, tin Saturday evenin
the 18th Dec., at 7 o'clock.
D. D~isE, ee'y.. BLAND, W. M.
Dec 15 It 49
A C AR D.
TP H E Subscriber -is constanitly recei'ing frn
A.New York undmi Ch-triestont fresht mupplies. of
To keep his Stock complete.
lie feels very thankful for the liberal patronat
already recivedl, and so-ieits ah continuo tion or ili
same, whliih lie hopes to merit by diligent uitte~ntiu
to the initerests and w ants of his cus'tomers.
A nd, as prompt payment is the very life of ii
business, lie tru~ts his friend< will nout forget hi
watt, and come furward uiid help hima by p-oomj
payments. E. PENN, A gt.
Dee15 tf 49
At Private Sale.
A TRCT F LAND) containing TW4
AHUNDRED AND FORTY ACRtE
more or lss, situated on the Edgefleld dr hian
burg Platnk Road, twa and a h-ilf miles from Edgn
field C. H1. On the place is a new and commod
ens dwelling and aill necessary out buildings I
excellent repair. The lplace Is hecalthy and we
01T For further particulars, apply to A. RUSIS
NELL, who tnow resides on the place.
Dece15 tf 49
N OTICE.-'-All peraons indebted to the Es
tate or Samuel Beard. de e'd , are requeste
to make paymtent, and those having demand
against the said Estate will render them in properl
attested, as soon as possible.
J. D. JOHNSON, Adm'or.
Dee 15 tf 49
CH OfCE SEED OATS.-The Subseri
her, livintg 14 miles above Dorn's Mills, ofl'er
for sale 100 bushels HIJACK SEREID OATS, am
100 Bushels COMMON SEED OATS. Th,-m
Oats are excellent, andi the best known for.Fal
sowing. Price, 75j Cts, per bushel at the Crib. Cash
Dee 15 it* 49
N~OTICE,-wmAll persions are forewarned fro,
.4~trading for a Note given by the subscriber. tc
John Walker, for $'5, payable 1st .lan. 1860, and
dated 13th Dec 1858,-and also for one other Note
given by Amen Liaidsey to the Subscriber for $100,
payable one day after, and traded by mne -to the.
maid ,Johin Walker. As the property for which thes
said Notes wvere given has proved unsound their
payment will be resisted.
nec1 ts t 49
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Ie BROAD-STRE EP BOOKSELLERS.
it Charleston, S. C., Dec. 14, 1858 1t 40
it Administrator's Sale.
-. T WILL sell on the 5th .January h1859, at my
J. residence, four miles West of Meleting Street,
aon the Long Cane Road, all the personal property
is belonging to the Esaite of Mary White, dlee'd., e.-m
y sistinmg of TWO NEGROES. to wit : Israel, abh ut
60 years old, well known as a good shingle drawer.
,and I )ave about 12 years old, very likely, One
" ed, Bedstead and Furniture, and .ther articles
not necessary to be mentioned.
Terms, on a credit until the 1st day of October
1859. Purchnsers to give Note with approved se
euricie's. Property not delivered until ternms of sale
- comtplied with.
JOIIN IIARLING, Ad'or.
Dec 15 31 49
B Y ant order fronm Wm. F. Duriene. Ordinmary, I
will proceed to sell at my residence Otn MON
IhAY, th.- 3d1 January next, all the Personal Es
e tate o.f li..lden Posey. dee'd., consivting of
TEN LIkELY NEGROES,
a One Ilomac, oneo Mule and' one Oxent.
TAermns made known on dasy uf sale.
|| SA M. POSEY, Adm'r.
s Dec 14 31 49
At Private Sale,
TF not sol at Private Pale before the first Mon
Eday in .lanmuar-y next, wo will sell at Public aue
tLions on that day, at Newiherry C. lI , the tract of
Sland containing EIGHT ILIiNCRED ACRES,
mnore or less, bounded by lands of Thou. A. Floyd,
Mti.hael Werts and Graves Spearmnan, being thu
tract of laud lately p~urchtased by u- from S. T.
"' The tract is one of the best in Newberry Dis
Itriet, adapted to the culture of Cotton, Corn and
- On the premise there is a goso.l dwelling. flrst
rate negro cabins, Gin hlouse, Screw and all the
It will he sold. on thte f'llowing terms :-One
fourth c-ash; the balance on onte and two, years
Bcredit, with appjroved security and mortgage of
EDWA RD II. FISHIER,
per U. G. DEWALTr, At'ty.
Dec. 8, 4t 4$
TOTICE.-AII persons indebted to the Es
..~taste of II. M. hlerlong. dee'd., are re quested
to make payment by thte first Mused cy in Jatnuary
next. After that time their Notes and A ccounts
will be lelt in the hands of my A ttorney for eel
leetion. 11. C. IIER LONG, Ad'r.
Dec 15 49 3t
FINE FLOUR-FRESH jGROUN~D.
JUST received and for sale. Price, $3,50.
@1 . E. PENN, Agent.
Dec 15 tf . 49
A LL PERSONS indt bted.to me either by Note
or Book A ccount, are regneated to pay Ia fttl
Lefrc the fist day of Fe~bruary next.
ncc 14 1858 It 49
A T VERY LOW PRICES.
A6.M&-=..41&, 0reo rea ,b
AS received a supply of J. Crossley & Sons,
Rich Velvet CARPETS, of new and splendid
tyles, at reduced prices;
J. Crossley & Sons English Tapestry Brussels
3ARPETS, at $1 per yard;
Lowell Ingrain CARPETS,at 75 cents per yard;
Superior Three Ply and Venetian -CARP kTd;'
Prinied FLOOR BAIZE8, In patterni and by
CA RPETS for Halls and Bed Rooms, at 26c.
i je and 50 cents per yard.
Rich Colored D AMASKS, for Window Curtains;
R'ch Embroidered Lace and Muslin CURT A INS,
ione at very low prices;
Landscape and Gold Band WINDOW SlADES,
it l6w prices; -
Rich CORNICES and CURTAIN BANDO.
Orders will be received for OIL CLOTUS, at
CARPETS CUT and MADE TO FIT Rooms or
The public are respectly requested to call and
xamine the above assortment.
Dec. 15, 1858 tf 09
MUSIC, GUITAES, VIOL S, ,
BANJOS, FLUTES, ACCORDEONS, INSTRUC
.TION BOOKS, GUITAR AND VIOLIN
STRINGS, &c, &c.,
Opposite the United States Hotel,
Also, Solo Agent for CzicKznmxo & Soxs,-and
CELEBRATED PIANO FORTES.
His stock comprises every vat iety of 61, 61,and
7 octave instruments, from $250 to $1,000. Every
Instrument is warranted sound and perfect.
Augusta, Dec 12 - m .49
0. A. BOURQUIN k B. WEHELE,
FROM LOCLE, (SWI8S,)'
R ESPECTFULLY informs the Planters and the'
Public in general that they have opened
A NEW STORE IN IKAIVKBURG,0 S.C.
In Georgo Robinson's old stand, where they have
and on hand WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEW ELRY,
MlUSICAL BOXES of all descriptions. all of
which is warraated to give good. satisfaction for
12 months. Prices moderate.
jWEspecial attention given to the repairing o
Watches, Jewelry, &c.
Hamburg, Dc 13 3m 49
T lE Undersigned being determined to close
up their business in HamburE by the -ht, of
January next, request all those indebted, either by
Note or Book Account, to coas forward and pay up
0- The Remaining Stock, onsisting of BAG
GING, ROPE, TWINE, BACON, NUG AR. COP
PEE, &c, &c, wi, be sold at very low prices for
Cash. SIBLEY & USHER.
Hamburg, Dec 13 8t 49
OAK LAND FOR SALE,
lE Subperib'rs are desirous of selling their
IVALUABLE TRACT OF LAND con
One Huindred and -eighity.six Acres,
Lying on Rocky Caceek. nine mijles and a balf North
of Eidgeficld U. II., bounded by landi of John i..
Wright, Jacob Wright, II. B. Baborn addolihers. -
On the premises is a comfortable dwelling. hi .ne
and out buildings. The abundance of water is one
of its paramount advantage.. Also on the plae -
are two never ftailing Springs of excellent water.
The l,.eaity is remarkably healthy. As to the
quality of the kr.nd, none surpasses it. The lad
under culkivation is well adapted to Corn, Cotton
and Grains of all kind. Abeit 94) no s of tis
Tract is iinde fence, and in a high -stitstodf ti
vation, 40) of which is fresh. The remsainder is well
Persons wishing to make money and live s.atis
fled the remainder of their days. will do well to call
on the Sub-a-ribers at an early day.
Terms made easy an I :acmdating.
Ji. D. & M. 1t. J011NSON.
Dcc 5 St* 49
B3Y Virtue of sundry Writs of Ficri Facias to
mec directed, I will proceed to sell at Edge
field C. II , on the flrst aonday and Tuesdany in
.January ntext., the following property in the fol
lowing cases, viz
Mark Ethere~d:; vs Allen Franklin and others,
One Tract of Land containing Two Thousand
a.res, more or less, adjoining lands of Gen. Jan'.
Junes, Mrs. Kissah Swearingen and oth- rs.
11. S. Dunbar vs Jonath an Wever ; L'.d 11i11
and other Plahaitiir severally vs The same. Two
rrac.ts of Land-One Tract uhecreon the Ds-fen
dlant now resid,-s, containing two hundred and sixty
acres, mnore or less, adjosining bands, of J. A. Bland,
Austin Btarrenton and (others. Alson, oine other
Tract of Land containng roar hundred sores,
moire or less. and adaj sininag landss of .James Swear
ingen, Sr., Btenj. Ilenis and G. MeD. Wever, levi
edi on as the property of .Jonathan Wever.
JAS. FIDSON, S.E.D.
Dec13 3t 49.
BY Virtue of sundry Writs of Picri Facias to
Lm directed, I will proceed to sell at Edkge
fleld Court flouse, on the first Monday and Tues
day in D~ecember next, the following property, in
thle following case, viz:
W. W. Geiger vs Win. II. A dam., One Tract of
Land containing Three hundred and thirty acres,
more or less, situated three or four mailes from
Hamburg, adjoining lands of Lamar and otherls,
known by the name of the GolY'land, on which W..
II. Mathis has lived the past year.
The above land will be sold on a credit of twelve
months with Interest from date. The purchaser to
give bond and approved sureties.
JA S. EIDSON, S. E. D.
D~eec, 3t 49
ggAugusta papers please copy. tri-weekly till
day of sale and forward account.
State of South Carolina,
T. J. Ouzts and L Brooks and
wife Mary Ann, Applicants,
Charlotte Oust. and others
B Y an Order from the Ordinary of Edgefield
District, I shall proceed to sell at the late
residence of David Ouzta, dec'd, on Friday the
31st December instant, for Partition, a part at
the Real Estate of David Ousts, dec'd., consisting
of a TR ACT OR PA RCEL OF L AND, lying and
being in the District and State aforesaid, -on waters
of Cuffeetown Creek, containing twenty-five (25)
acres, more or lesu, and hounded by land. of the
Estate of David Ouzts, dec'd, T. F. Williams,
Johnson Sale and others.
Tunus--On a credit until the 15th December,
1859) wvth initerest from day of Sale. Pturchasers
Lo give Hood with good personal securities, atnd a
afotgage to the Ordinary to secure the purchase
noney. Cost to be paid in cash, and to pay for
~itles extra.JAM ES E[DSON, s .n.
Dec. 7, 1858. 4te d9
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, ..
IN ORDIN ARY.
BY W. F. DURISOE, Esquire, Ordinayof.lge
Wheras, redeickCamnpson bath applied to me for
Letters of Administration, on all and singular the gut
and chattles, righh. andi credIts of Margaret - ong,
late of the Distract aforesaid, deceased.
These are, therefore, to cite and admorsish all and
ingular, the kindred and creditors of the said d
:eamed, to be and appear before me, at our next Ordi
tary's Court for alhe said District, to be hulden at
Edgefield Court House, on the 27th day of Leceember
inst, to show eaurn, if any, why the said administa
ion should not be granted.
Given-under my band and seal, this l''th ay of'
December, in the year of our Lord one thousaund eight
hundred and Gify eIght, and in the eighty-tdrd year
af.American Independence. .. .
Dos 1 1859 W. F. DURIISOE, o.sa..