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ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
EDGEPIELD, B. C.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1858.
Mr. ELIJU K asa, of this office, is about to take
the saddle f&r a short collecting tour. We know it is
only necessary for him to name his business to our
patrons and fricnis, to draw dorn shwes of dimes.
Gentlemen, be kinl enough to get the balance of the
people of Edgefold to givo their names to Mr. Keicaa.
We have nearly all of them upon our books, ad we
want the rest. Como, be neighborly and social.
W Candy for Christmas may be had in beautiful
variety at CAICDZs & McEwas's shop on main street.
Their assortment is new and peculiar, and very supe
rior. So if you want candy, drop in at CADBNa'S.
Candor compels us to say that CAxIDB's candy can't
Will the reader pleaso examine the advertisements
of. our various sehools. He will see that Edgefield is
wide awake to the Important matter of education.
This is progress of the right sort.
See particularly the new advertisement of our
Male Academy at this place.
MR. PENN'S GOOD THING9.
All kinds of good things, as uual, at the old and
well-known stand of Mr. C. L. Paxx, the established
agent of SANTA CLAUd. His articles are of the Lst,
and he always give good mearure. But you all know
this without being told.
Oar town and vicinity have been favored with hogs,
at 61 cents, to a limited extent,-say 200 to 300 head.
But many more are wanting.
The 'newest news' of our little town is the opening
of Mr. W. H. HARISOx's new Grocery and Cunfec
tionery Store next door to our oMe. His shelves are
already filled with choice articles in his department
of the trade, and the cry is, "still they some." A
great many nice things can be had hare,-all ficab,
all fine, and which cannot fail to l'leaIIe the moat fas
tidious. Call and examine the stock, ladie as well
as gentlemen. This establishment is kept on temper
AT IT AGAIN.
One of those clever tricks of our friend Bowuns, of
Hamburg, places it in our power to give a friend a
good glass of punch during the holidays. Ah! that
Seotch!-and those lemons!-with sugar and spices!
all made up a la Camden !-Thank you, Bowmaas!
A RARE OPPORTUNITY.
Mr. MAacixNT has engaged the entire Strakosch
Concert Troupe to give one grand concert in Augusta
on Thursday evening, the 23rd instant. So we learn
by the Charleston Eeening News. This is a rare or
portunity to enjoy a musical treat of unusual excel
lenee. Among the troupe, are Axomo, LADOCHTTA,
M1ADAMB DS WILionr,'and the celebrated primadon
na PADNOm, besides SRniAxocs and his lovely wife.
To the person furnishing this office with the beat
Carrier's Address for the approaching new year, we
will supply one copy of the Advertiser, gratis, for
1859. Let us have something spicy.
Oar Columbia correspondent erred in speaking of
a report made by Mr. W. W. ADAxs from the Agri
eultural Committee. Mr. Anaxs is not upon that
committee. Our correspondent, we presume, eon.
founded him with another representative of our dis
triet, Mr. Dauarxa, who is chairman of the Agricul
tural Committee. Such mistakes will happen and
must be overlooked.
. Mr-AsLPasDDauinxo of Edgefll el. nean ap
polnted Aid w 'Tw,.auor uran, with the rank of
The South Carolina Legislature adjourned yester
day at 12 K.
THlE AUGUSTA HOTEL.
This convenient and comfortable establishment is
now high in favor with the people of Augusta, and
with travellers, and with visitors to the city. The
present proprietor formerly kept the celebrated Kings
vile Eating House on the railroad below Columbia in
this State, and is an experienced and indefatigable
caterer of good things for his guests. His house is
orderly and pleasant in every respect. We always
speak of hotels as we find them; and we must say
that our last week's experience of the Augusta has
Impressed us most favorably. Success to Mr. WuEL.
ocx in his assiduous labors to please. He merits the
large and increasing patronage he Is receiving. Mr.
W. would be moat happy to see the Carolina side al
ways well represented at his house; and, as we see
things, the tide now bears in that direction.
CENTRAL CAROLINA SCHOOL.
Attention is invited to the card of Messrs Bauxar &
D~vmsox. Their school at Columbia reopens in
yanuary, and Is esteemed on all sides one of the very
first institutions in the State. As preparatory to the
South Carolina College, or to any other college, it
enjoys a deservedly high reputation. Mr. Biuxar is
a teacher of ability and experience; and Mr. J.
Woon Duvrasor, his co-partner and co-laborer, is a
neholar of varied attainments and a gentleman of ele
vated tastes. The school has already been very suc
cessful; and, from what we can learn, it is destined
to enjoy a much wider pepularity.
BOOKS POR THE SEASON.
See Counmar's Bulletin in our last issue, for a
list of books for the season. Among them are some
elegant presents for friends at Christmas. Among
those be advertised with us last week, we mention the
"Stratford Gallery" (with colored plates) as the most
beautiful book iceelsareceer seen. Itis trulyresplendent.
ARRiVAL OF GEN. SCOTT IN CHARTES
We lad the fellowing paragraph In the Charleston
Courser, of the 18th Inst.:
Arrival of Gea. Beott.--The steamship Marion
reached her wharf at three o'clock, this morning,
having Gen. Scott on beard. He was met by a com
mittee of the "Washington Light Infantry," who will
escort him to his hotel. This morning, we learn, the
General, In company with Col. Lay, will visit Fort
3loultrie. We are indebted to the purser of the Ma.
rion for the prompt delivery of this report, and other
BATTLE OPIAKE ERIE.
A friend has sent to our effice a very interesting
pamphlet containing an account of the late proeed
ings-of the Battle-of-Lake-BrieMonument Association.
The spirit is agenerous and noble one, which prompts
this-tribute to the brave men who fought that glorious
fight. The whole annals of human warfare do not
exhibit a more splendid success than that which
crowned the perilous daring of Psan and his gal
lant fleet on Erie's dark water. Honor to the Chief
and honor to the men who achieved it.
A charmingly sweat and simple melody is "Boxxv
BrLorsU, the. belie of the Mohawk Yale." Itis arranged
to sing with or without a chorus, and is very pretty
either way. You must get this song, girls; and you a
young gentlemen too, who serenade the fair these f
lovely moonlit nights,-you must also get it and learn a
it for such oceasions. It will be sure to please them. li
SBut sere are ueto get it?"a
Go to the complete Music and Book Store of Gao. '2
A. O0ams, Augusta, Ga., and there you'll Sod many t1
other songs and pieces of decided worth. Some of a
them are these: d
Tas YULLrOW Ross or Taxis. (Good)
Axmru noxv vou swow. (Better)
Tm OrLD Mouasestarn. (Best.)c
EBit we cannot pretend to enumerate them. Mr. 01
Ous has also a brilliant collection of instrumental
pieces. And he has the right sort of Instruments up
enwhich to display their beauties; And he has many n
* splendid Gift Books; And a thousand other things, U
ban Mr. Gun. A. OCuas. w
It is said that there are two or three hundred Afri
ans, of very recent importation, now located in this
0istrict, near the Savannah river, and not far below
lamiburg. We have not seen them. But they hare
een seen, as we are informed; and the strange cir
umostance is an undisputed reality. Much mystery
nvelops the caso. No one knows (or will allow that
0e knows) either who brought there Africans hero or
rho has them in keeping. Many surmises are afloat
,s to what will be done with them. Some say they
an now be bought at from $500 to $1000 per head.
lut there appears to be no one who will make aguar
anteo tidte. ::. rumnor i-, thanet ti.w'gang is now be,
ng reattered in bmall rquads over the country, so as
,u defy the vigilance of tihe Government officials who
tre on the alert to direover the authors of the whole
transuetion a-n.1 the exact nature of the transaction,
rhero was a talk of some being sent towards this
ricinity,-have you seen them? " Have you seen th<
dfricans" is now as frequent a query in Edgefield ai
4Have yout seen the Blacksanith" is in the advertisinl
:olumns of some Northern journals. And this ques.
ion is frequently followed up by another, viz: " Wouko
Von buy them, if yot could get then cheap I" There'i
the rub. On one side stands cupidity, beckoning Itc
the bargain; on the other the laws of the countr3
aenounting a heavy penalty upon the offence.
But there Is also another infuence at work, and
that is the moral force of public opinion. If we d<
ot entirely mistake the indications, this influence ii
adverse to the business in hand. For one, we regre
$ua deprecate it. Opposed to the ronewal of the Af
rican Slave Tra44p on groundl of expediency, we ar
doubly so whilo,th'e traile remains forbidden by th
laws of the land. The au of those who are engaget
in the present..ifair is perbhaps a good one in theii
estimation of the subject. Looking upon the pro
veeding from a different stand point, we feel it he oui
uty as a gazeteer to advise our citizens to think wel
bfore they tommit ltheuselveus to the support or coun
tenance of the African Stave Trado in any shape ani
W' Sinco the above was writtni and in type, tb
communication of Wandierer has been received. Wi
s':all Le glad lo hear from him as proposed, and joit
hm in asking of the public a suspension of opinioj
mntil l.is statement shall have been given.
THE COAS' XURVEye
Some articles upon this subject, originally publishe'
jh the New York Times, have been presented to th
public iu pispliet form, a copy of which is befor
us. The writer denonei; Ilah Costut Survey as an ex
travagant and needless expenditure by tip Fodora
luveurnaent. He takes the ground that the whol
matter aould be attended to by our naval officers, ano
t:at too with a very slight increase of the naval es
tablishment, as well as it Is by the prsenut expensiv,
B 'ard of lia Coast Survey. Up to 1840, the annua
estimate of this expenditure never exceeded the suu
of $100,000. Sinco that time, it has rapidly Increaset
as the following tabular statement will show at i
1849.................... ........ 220,001
1852....... ............................ 406,111
1854......................... ... 386,001
The wrter in the Ties says truly, that there iL
danger of this Board of tile Coast Survey rising int
the power and position of a Governmental Bureau
It Astronoumical Superintendant now receives $00
por annum, while the various Assistants, Computers
Engravers, Clerk., Ac., draw upon the treasury to thi
amount of more than $70,600; In addition to whici
is the still greater expense of ships and men necessa
ry to the carrying on of the Surrey.
The article before us has the appearance of beinj
written in a spirit of hostility towards the presen
nuelunann 03 56. -. . -,, -. .. -
extent) an exrparte paper and not to be wholly rollec
upon. Yet it certainly makes some statoments o
facts, well calculated to draw upon the present mod
and manner of this survey the most scrupulous ex
imination of Congress. The object had in view ia
the Coast Survey, is a proper and laudable one ;-i
is indeed necessary to the intorests of the people o
the Union. But this Is no reason why it should no
be managed upon the most economical principles.
The subject seems to us to require the early atten
tion of the Federal Legislature. The true policy o
our government is to keep down its expenditures t<
the lowest notch compatible with a safe administra
tion of its affairs; and this matter of the Coast Sur
vey would seem to be a fit subject for the probing ant
amputating labors of retrenehment mn. It Is a
least well worthy of consideration, whether this sam'
service could not be rendered to the country by thi
instrumentality of our present naval establishmen
(as it is in Great Britain) without the interrenstion o
the expensive agency now thought necessary. Mr
Bizroy, the last time he alluded to this question is
public life, said :
" The friends of economy in Congress, when onei
inre strong enouigh to form a party, will have a s
cred duty to perform to the country--..that of dimuin
ishing by nearly one-half, the present wad ;epdi
ures of the governmient; and the abolition of th<
present Coast Survey establishment should he amonj
the primary objects of retrenehmet. It is a reproacl
to our military mand naval officers, and besides untrut
in point of tact, to assume them to be incapable o
cenducting and of performing this work; it is a ro
proach to Congress to vote annually an immens, sun
a the civil suporintendeaco and conduct of this
work, when there are more idle officers on the pay~
roll than could be employcd on it."
THlE BEST AFTER ALL.
Somne weoks ago an intelligent little girl asked het
anther in our presenici, "what pretty books she had
etter read ?" The matter being referrod to jis for at
mnwer, we replied that wb could scarcely venture ts
nake a selection among the trashy works of the da~
or the amnusement of young persons. And there the
Since then we hare thought of come volumes emi.
sently adapted to the amusement and edilleation oL
routh ; and we now heartily commend them not only
athat little girl, but to all the little girls who eves
ahanee to read the Advertiser ;-and by "little
irls," we moan girls fromt ten to fiteen years of age.
The volumes to tikjlb we make reference are the
eries of stories known as Mrs, hauiuppp'sa Lady ofj
.I Manor. We emphatic~ally say, that they ars thg
est and purest productions extant In their line ol
iomposition. They are delightfully entertaining,
while affording at the same time an example of re.
narkable perfection of style ;-and, what Is more,
bey breathe a fervent Christian spirit in every part.
ittle gif is wp bope your fathers will bay for you
fra. SneawooD's Zhady of tke Manor, as a Christmas
ir New Year's gift. It is a vaal.ls libfry book1 and
aproftable not oily for the young but for all ages.
A HAPPY THOUGHTl.
The last Home /fcurnaul publishes a long poem, by
e. Wx. AL.xxanDCa, on " Tho Peath of Jacob,"
rem which we copy the last verse only; andi this one
re select simply for the peculiar cosuplexion of its
at line. The verse has allusion to the end of the
Ighteous, and runs thus:
For him the silver ladder shall be set
isi Saviour shall receive his latest breath-.
He walketh to a faduless coronet
.Up through the gate of death!1
Up through the gate of Death I" Is net that hope.
a and bright? Dav:D saw it not thus, when ho
oke of the "valley of the shadow." But DaviD
vedl under the Law, with a Saviour seen (by faith)
aid the dimness of an undeveloped dispensation
he sacred p~et now writes unider the full blaze of
o Sun of Righteousness; anad looking usp, In view
the promises of Revelation, he sees " the gate of
math" just this side the gate of heaven. But it is
ly to the Christian that such views of that dread
deal san ever appear. And this alone makes the
aristian's hope worth ten million times the wealth
all the earth.
* The Sumter Watchacan hangs out the following
tie. in conspicuous capitals: "All Military orders
sat e paid for in advance." A good rule, and one
By some mishap we are not in receipt of our Co
lumbia correspondence this week. Depending upon
it for a sketch of the news, we have neglected until
too late to compile any legislative intelligence. It Is
all very well perhaps. What the people want to see
now, is the legislation which has Act-uially been ef
fected, not that which has been talked about.
We fear the Blue Ridge Road has gone bythe board.
Yet it may have triumphed at the last. It had sue
ceeded in the House according to the last news re
ceiyed, and was to take its final trial in the Senate on
Saturday last. Much of the future prosperity of
South Carolina depends upon this critical decision.
The salary of State House Commissioner has been
increased to $4000 per annum, and that of Clerk of
the House of Representatives to $1200.
A Common School Bill has passed the House by a
large majority, identical with the one passed by that
body last Session.
Another circuit judgeship will be created, and also
one for the City of Charleston.
AIRT IN PICRFECrION.
Air illustrated at the Photographic Gallery of Tucker
& Perkine. in Augusatit, Uot.
Happening to call in at the photographic gallery of
Messrs. TOexit & Ptiaws the other day, we cannot
delay to notice and applaud its pleasing attractions.
These gentlemen have cortninly carried their art to a
high do gree of perfection. With the best of inste
rials, and the nut skilful of operators, their like
nesses are truly to be prized; and when colored by
the tasteful hands of their very superior painters, they
are invaluable as keepsakes and mementos. None
should fail to avail themselves of the chance here ,.f.
ferud to procure accurate end life-like copies of their
relatives and friends. Aprpows, we observe in the
Suthern Raner the following merited encomium of
this firm, from one who knows a good thing whenever
and wherever he aes it. Hear what D. RaImosn says
" One of the most attractive places in our quiet
city, is the Gallery of Messrs. Tucker & Perkins, the
unrivalled P1hotographic artirts, More the lover of
the " hunan face divine," on behold it In all stages,
from the cherub infant, scarcely able to "sit alone,"
to the hoary and venerable grand-sire of "three score
years and ten "-and in all styles of art, from the
dingy, dim and distorted Daguerreotype of ten years
ago, to the soft, clear Ainbrotype, and radiant and
life like colroed )'hotograph of to-day. Of the beau.
ty and perfection of there latter portraite-the full
biae Vliuogru phs--no description can convey an ade.
quate idea. "They have all the correctaesa and accu
racy of detail of thu best Ambrotypo, with the dell
cate flesh tints and expression of the finest oil paint
ing; and may, therefore, as portraits be considered
Is is abksolitely impossible for even the most skill
ful portrait laintpr tII rlurp a likoness as correct
as the camera, which gives the aotunI rpjlsction of the
countenance, as in a mirror; and when this refgec
tion, magnified up to the size of life, is colored after
nature by such artists as Hunt, Freeman and Tomlin
son, (now engaged with 1vssrr, Tucker & Perkins,)
there is nothing left to desro by way of tine por.
It has required years of patient investigation, la
bor and experiment, on the part of these gentlemen, to
obtain their present enviable position in their beauti
I ful art; but I ambhappy to say that they are now be
ginning to reap their reward. Orders are pouring in
upon them froin every part of this and the adjoining
States, and their pictures wherever exhibited, bear off
the prizes from all competitors. The skill with which
I they change a small, old and faded Daguerreotype in
to an ahpopt speaking, life-sise Photograph, is truly
marvellous; an4 the arrangement, coloring and gen
erad execution of their pictureps, cannot fail to delight
all lovers of the fine arts; many of whom, I know,
are among your readers. ). R.
Augusta, Oa... Doec. 4, 1858.
" Look oa this pictutre,-hren un that,"-W.i~ e had a
subscriber reccntly,-he does not live in Edgefield
and we are glad lhe does not,-who stopped taking our
paper for no other reason than becuuse the prineter
cahed him fur poanant. A line or two from his let.
ter will show up his magnanimity: "You hatve been
dunning me for your little accounts nearly two years.
Take your money anil make the moat of it, but as I
doat wish to be bothered with your duns any longer,
you may scratch out my name."
And fisprateh It out" we did, and that very
.promptly..and gladly. We want no such subseribers.
....wensum., .. ~ . ... ... - --- --
do; and we always desire to do it respectfully. If
men are huffy about the matter, we eant help it. The
printor is neither a beggar nor a drone; he works for
his money and then he asks for it (poor pittance that
it is !) as hi. right. No man of spirit will grumble
at his doing this.
But we are thankful that such cases as the above
are rare exceptions in our newspaper experience. As
a set-off to it, we make mention of a very .aged sub
scriber who rode miles on horseback a few weeks ago
with no other purpose than to call trere at ear office
and settle his account for the paper ; and this too just
one day before his last payment was out. Here was
an old citizen of worth and character, properly ap
Ipreciating the value of a district journal and recog
nizing his just obligation In the matter. The other
Ihufry gentiomwan hat, we submit, shown himself in
sensible to eIther of these oonsiderations, and we are
as happy in parting company wIth him as he can be
at hsis relief from our dons.
A SPLENDID INSTRUMENT.
Mr. CATL.1Y, of Augusta, is the sole agent, in that
cIty, of Cumcaannie & Soss, the best piano-makers
in America. We saw there the other day a piano
that made us violate the 10th commandment. Yes, we
fairly coveted it for the none. It is a rich and pow
erful instrument, almost eqgual in tone and strength
Ito the grand piano, andi elegantly finished. The
price is $500, and any one, who will, ean hear It by
attending the concert of the Strakoseh Concert Com
pany, which comes off in Augusta the last or this week
or the first of next. The piano is to he used upon
that occasion. But the C.vr.:xs have also in store
other excellent Chickering instruments of lower price,
--some at only $250. It would he well in those
wanting pianos hereabouts, not to orerlook the modest
but meritorious house in question, and which we
hereby warmly recommend to all. We stake our
limited judgment in musical matters upon what we
Latest frostn Europe.
Dy the Arabida, it appears that cotton hud slightly
Dreadstuffs were also declining.
The money market was easy.
The Emperor NAr'or~oxm had relieved Count MOaT
ArLENSunt from the penalty imposed upon him.
tr A new Post Office has heen established In Ab
beville District, by the name of Frazierville, and J.
WV. Frazier appointed Post Mester.
pi Mr. A. J. Furgerson has sent to the Abbeville
Banner a Turnip weighing 10k lbs.
pg Senor Mata, the JTuarez Minister from Mexico,
has, arrived in Washington city, and been received by
the President. He is authorised, to settle existing
3g7 Ins the organization of the Standing Commit.
tees in the l'edesal .enatO, we see that Senator Ham
mond has been placed on the Committee on Finance.
gT Goy. Footo, of Miss., has written a letter in
favor of Judge Douglas as an independent candidate
p'. Christian Jaeobi was sentenced to death at
Richmond, on Saturday, for killing his wife.
*f' The U. S. Senate in Executive session on the
1th inst., ratified the Treaties reenotly anadhe with
China and Japan,
pg- It is stated that advlces from Salt Lake show
that the Mormons still entertain an idea of emigra
ting, and have made a contract for lands in the Mos
.?- A safe has been invented which locks on the
inside, and leaves no keyhole or other opening. A
lockwork within opens It at an hour regulated by
being set before the door Is shut.
pa A hill is before the Arkansas legislature to
prohibit the sale of patent medicines in the State.
W' Major A. 11. Boykin is nominated to succeed
lon. James Chemaut, Jr., in the Senate of this State, I
from Kershaw District, by a correspondent of the
p - These is sai4} to be a full supply of Hogs out 3
Wet, and contracts haye bohelig t4o dipilypr bogs
at (mhat..oa at fonr mat ras
pf Col. Albert Pike, dmerly of Arkansas, but
more recently of New OrleJs, La., is dead.
piW- Senator Wilson, cMassachusetts, has re
eived despatches from Pa4 stating that it is doubt
ful if Mr. Sumner will evi resume his seat in the
| The North Carolinskegislature has abolished
the Geological Survey of tl State.
J01 Mr. W. J. Davis, Marion District, shot a
bald eagle, measuring six it from tip to tip of the
g7' Baron Rothschild, a Paris, has, in the most
generous way, and with a jw to maintain roligious
liberty, sent 16,000 francs tthe parents of the boy
Mortara, so that they may be legal measures to ob
tain the release of their ebb.
IW The Mississippi Dioeracy have no fellow
ship with Douglas, says theMissierippian. Neither
has the South Carolina Doceracy.
iR G xonoa D. Patrvie, the renowned journal
ist, is lecturing in the Soutffest.
fl&- The last number t the Southern Literary
lfeuenger closes its 27th vawme.
27 We suggest to theroung people, for acting
charades, such words as PAaont, Sweeptakes, Friend
saip, Bandage, and Pgytil. The last, especially,
can be made a very amusiF thing.
.| "The Sociable" is pe title of a capital new
book of Home Amusomets, Plays for the Holi
days, Ac. Enquire at OBJa'.
|| The wet spell suspuded a day or two, and
then commenced again; Jecember has already had
more than decent intbres.
| Shad are reportedin the Savannah market.
7 Several controveries on paper have reached
our sanctum;-one frog the mountains, between
Mesers Ashmore and Mawell; the other from the
seaboard, between Mess Townsend and Bryan.
Ordered, that so far as ou readers are concerned they
remain quietly In the drawr.
27 The Georgia Sena Bill. fixing the 1st Janu
ary next after accounts at made as the time when
they shall become due, aid allowing interest after
that time, passed the Housi of Representatives-yeas
75; nays 3&
,2&- The St. Augustin (Fla.) E.raminer reports a
terrible scareity of corn ii that market. The editor
pertinently and feelingli asks, "what is breakfast
without hoiing f"
IV Tholast numberoj 'DxBow's Review"contains
a queer article on State RigbL. Will not some one
review the reviewer? '
_$8- Old housokeepe have a proverb, that one
hour lost In the morning never found all day.
IV The 1lOcoL.o" has vanished from New
York in a flash of glory and is now singing for the
JIM- Mr. H. 1. Sull~ran, living near Culloden,
Frsyth Co., Ga., raised a potato, this year, of the
Yam species, that wcighil 191 pounds, full weight.
It must hare been a " mister" one.
Mr. EnDvon:-Pleasq Insert this as an autborised
announcement that the ergo of slave', brought by the
" WUnderer " from Africs, have been landed in Edge.
field District, and that most of them are now within
This at has been donoi by a combination of many
of the first families in 4orgia and South Carolina,
from purely patriotic motives.
They ask for a suspensien of public opinion until
their motives can he explained and their argumenti
heard in defenee bf it, to which end I write this note,
requesting to he Informed if you will give me a place
in your columns for the' purpose above indicated.
. ~ WANDERER.
. CHA RLESTON, De. 16th, 1858.
" Christmas weather 1" aye, a surfeit of it, indeed,
'have we been enjoying for the last fortnight. Fog
mist, drizzle, cloud, rain, heat, and a variety of simi
Our City is a little London in miniature-so far si
the Barometer may be considered a test,-and our only
consolation Is that this weather may be all over before
Christmas, having already run its tedious course
We have been daily looking out for musquitoes, thon.
der and lightning, and other usual accompaniment
of a June atmosphere, among which we might alic
have numbered Fevers of various types, had not
providence already filled up the measure of that kind
of visitation for us. Our City continues in, spite of
all obstacles, remarkably healthy. The last repori
of the City Register annousces iS deaths only-a very
small number for our population, with the addition of
so large a crowd of strangers as were accommodated
here last week.
The recent report of the Howard Association has
heen published in pamphlet form, from the press ol
Walker, Evans A Ce. It contains some very valua
ble tables showing the career of the yellow fever
among us during the last summer.
Goneral Scott's visit to our City is looked for with
Interest by his friends here. IHe is expected to arrive
on Saturday morning, and will he received with mnii
tary demonstrations. The Washington Light Infan
try have engaged apartments for him, as their guest,
at the Charleeton Hotel. A salute will be fired at the
Citadel Square in honor of his arrival.
Burton has completed his engagement at the Thea
tre. His successor is James E. Murdochm, the Trage
dian, who appeared for the first time on Monday eve
ning as Claude Melnotte in " The Lady of Lyons."
Strakosch's Agent Is here, making arrangements
for his Concerts, of neat week.
Rutges, the former Proprietor of the Mount Vernon
Garden in King Street, has fitted up that gay looking
establishment in very costly style, and commemorated
its re-inauguration a fee evenings since by an entcr
tainment to the Press and a few select friends and
The crew of the Echo and Dolphin arrived on Sat
urday last, in chargeof the United States officers,
and were committed to prison to await farthcr pro.
ceediugs. There are i5 of the Echo and 5 of the
Dolphin mn. On the journey down, when near Sum
merville, Archibald S&ott, one of the slaver's crew
juwped from a window of one of the cars, and broke
his leg, hut was folloyed after by the officers, and
brought back to the City.
Signor Vito Viti baa .pened his Annual Exhibition
of classical objects of Art from tihe Studios of Italy.
is rooms are in King Street, near Cole's Music Store.
His Stock consists of Italian Marble Parlor and Gar
den Statuary, Monumental Figures, Marble Busts,
Statuettes, Carved Alabaster, loman Marble Urns, Do
hemian Vasos and Fancy Armieles. The Rooms will
be'open for inspection to day,and sales continued ev
ery evening until the whole stock is sold. Among
these elegant and costly artich., are innumerable or
namental gifts suitable for the season and well-filled
Dr. Boule's Panorama at th. Institute Hall is still
on exhibition. The proprietoris following the popu
lar custom of giving Prize Extertainmonts. He ad
rertises to p~resent to the audince each night 'tfifty
splendid presents, free of charg," except the admis
jion fee at the door. This method of haying patron
ego Is coming into general use. We have also a Pro
fessional Glass Blower at ".he Hibernian," 'who
:harges 25 cents admission to vaitors and gives each
sew corner a presept of a specjiwin of lips work to that
mmount-=-a very good way of diposing of one's wares,
md keeping an Exhibition althe same time. The
Mlass Blowing Is an interestingprocess, and attracts a
'air share of curious visitors.
The holidays are now communcing, and the crowd
a taking a different direction, he country being, from
his time until after Christms, the great centre of
.ttraction. Business, meanwlle, will be fiat, except
a King Sitreet, where toys ad fancy nicknacks, are
he leading articles of enquiry
Thirty five shares of Stoe Bank of Charleston
sero sold a few days since, atinction, for Cash-@
112,25 per share. The tranmetions in Cotton range
etween 10 and 12 cents. Theales yesterday reached
Negroes command high ras. A Seamstress 22
ear's of age with her child 9 manths, sold for $1400,
ash, and another, of 1'7 yearsbrought 81000, a few
ays sinna. CW.U vin
For the Advertiser.
Mn. EDITon :-Though it is rather unusual, you
must permit me to write a few lines in your columns,
about a very worthy negro, who is now no more.
Seymour, the attached faithful body servant of the
late Col. Pierce M. Butler. died at the age of 39, in
Columbia, on Wednesday the 17th ult., of consump
tion, the first symptoms of which manifested them.
selves at the Island of Lobos, whilst the Army was
congregating there for its descent upon Mexico. It
may be said, therefore, that he lost his life by a dis,
ease contracted in the dutiful service of his master
and his country.
Seymour had indeed, many qualities, which would
have done honor to the fairest complexion. The
fidelity of his nature was unshaken in every situation
and in every hazardous emergency. He bad accom
panied his master, and remained fast by him through
out his term of service as Indian agent, prior to the
Mexican war, and, if he did not share equally with
him, he yet cheerfully bore his part of the difficul.
ties, privations and dangers of that arduous service.
And when Col. Butler appeared on the stage, ar the
revered and renowned (and still more tobe renowned)
leader of the Palmetto Regiment, Seymour, too, ap.
;eared by his side, of his own free choice, ready to
encounter all the perils by sea and by land, which
were to environ his beloved maaster,-to cover his name
with a halo of glory, and to embalm his memory in
the affections of posterity. He was present in all the
marches and counter-mares, and in all the battles,
in which our great Colonel p'rticipated, from the
seige of Vera Cruz, to the fatal victory of Churubus.
co, which signalized the South Carolina Volunteers to
after ages, and consecrated their chivalrous comman
cler with a soldier's death and an immortal wreath.
Seymour was then the only one of the Culonel's
servants left to watch over bis body, for Charles, hip
other negro, having been sometime sick and droop.
ing, when he beard of his master's fall, yielded him.
self up in a few hours to despondency and the grave.
On the day after the battle, the writer of this called
to see the old servant, and asking him how he did, re
ceived no other answer than this: "very bad-your
uncle's dead,"-(using the name by which be often
designated his master to the younger officers)-" and
I cant live any longer-there's no use for it now."
Seymour accompanied the remains of our Chief t
the bosom of South Carolina, and saw them delivered
to the Committees appointed to do them honor. If
never left his sacred shargo for a solitary moment
until his whole duty was fulfilled, though accident
sometimes separated him from the gallant officers
who made it their business to guard the ashes of Caro
lina's noble Captain; and though it became necessa
ry occasionally for him to defray the expenses of tray
elling and of repairs to the coffins, from his own say
ings, at a long distance from home.
His health was so impaired on his arrival in Edge
field, that the family permitted him to follow the eat:
occupation of a barber. This he did till his deati
making friends of all his eustomers, eliciting thIe re
spect of the community, and paying his wages witl
the punctuality of a person of refined sensibilities.
The honest negro here recorded, was well knowl
among us for many years. During the Mexican wal
the attention of the whole Regiment was constanti
drawn to him, and from that period until his depat
ture from earth, his course of conduct was speciall
marked in this section of the State, and nought ha
ever been alleged against him, either by white men c
black ones, at home or abroad, on the mareh or in th
bivouac, or in the camps, or in the field. His behavio
in his situation, was as unexceptionable as that a
the rarest character among white men, and there az
few unobtrusive living citizens of any color, who wi
better merit an epitaph and a tribute, than the huni
b~le slave who has deserved this passing notice. B
was warmly recognized by the lamented Gen. Quil
man, on his late visit to Columbia; and his naw
would do no dishonor to the shaf't that marks th
deeds of soldiers and the genuine servants of thei
For the Advertiser.
Most gratifying is it to see such steady improvi
meat in the number, size and position, at this timi
Tunwihwysee you may, the School-hout
is before you; not as in olden times-the terror<
the urchins-hut, so ordered and conducted, that pi
pius and parents, teacher and trustees are linked tc
gether by bonds of love, sympathy and esteem. T
our notion, and glad are we not to be singular, rots
tion in teachers--unlike rotation in crops-is by a
means beneficial: premising the teacher to be compa
tent. The pupils acquire a greater facility under thi
"old" teacher, whose discipline, methods and rules
have been long followed, than they can for month
under a new lnstructor,-so seldom is it that an;
two teach alike. Besides, it has ever seemed to us
that when one is found willing to lay his hand to th
task of instructing, who possesses the happy talen
of imparting the knowledge he has obtained, it be
comes a duty we owe to our children to retain suel
an instructor. Long years may pass, life's busy care
may thicken around us, yet, the memory of the 0l1
Schoolum.ster, is ever green in our hearts. It is per
haps with fcellngs of gladness that we left his princi
pality-the school-housc-yct we sigh, ah ! how fre
quently, to be boys again sitting at the old accustome<
Much pleased are we, in noticing the changes arount
us, to see that the community of the Ridgeway Acade
my have been successful in securing fur another sea
son the services of their faithful and competen
teacher, M. B. W.; and seldom has it been, that pu
pius have advanced more rapidly, maintained bette
order, or loved and reutpected their teachier more tru
ly, than do his former pupils. That he will continu
energetically to devote his talents to the interest o
the scholar., none who know him can doubt. Let u~
then strive by filling his ranks, to keep him a perma
nent institution amnong us. LIONEL.
FLoaRI SUoAR CAXs.-The Tallahassee Sen
tinel says : " Robert Goocbe, of Wakulla cm unity
planted one acre of pine land on Sopehoppy
River, in sugar enne, at d it yielded 1200 poundi
of' sugar, l1i0 gallons of .yuan 00 ae
resrve fo sed. uchlands, says our inform,
anmt, have beena selling fo~r 15 cents per acre."
The Columbus (Ga.,) Enquirer, says: "One
of the negroes from tihe Wanderer was brcoughi
to this city, on Monday, by a gentleman who ob.
talied him from the lot carriled np the Savannah
SRiver. He is represented to be a likely and very
'tractable young fellow.
MexicAs AmFFIas.-Sejveral influential Mexi
cansi here have called a meeting to-night to or
ganise an opposition to the President's policy of
a protectorate over the northern portions. of
Cihunhua and Sonora, and the establishment
of military posts within the same. Gen. Tries
and Admiral Zerman left to-day to arouse the
Mexicans to prepare to meet any invasion of
CoyoRgssIoNAL.-We learn, says the Charles
ton Courier, that the Hon. L. M. Keitt designs
closing his brilliant Congressional career after
serving out the new termi, from the 4th march
next, for which lhe has been elected, fronm the
Third Congressional District of the State, and
that Col. Win. H. Owens, of Blarnwell, now Solio,
itor of the Southern Ctrcuit, will be a candidate
for the succession. Col. Owens is alike distin.
guished for Ihis professional and legislative abil
ity, and will make a very acceptable accession to
our Congressional phalanx. He is a politician
f the consenvtive school, but true as steel to
the rights and interests of the South.
-BaIDnoso THE SAvAsyA.-We invite the at
tention of our citizens, and the city authorities,
to the notice, in another column, calling a meet.
ing of citizens of South Carolina and this ceity,
o take into- consideration the propriety of build
ing a bridge over the Savannah at the " Sand
Bar Ferry. " This is an important enterprise to
his city, and wve hazard little in saying, would
eontribute more to the business of the city than
my other expenditure of equal amount that can
possibly be made. We submit the matter to
he calm and dispassionate consideration of o1..
~itizens.-Chroniele & Sentinel.
Tun WAwNDaR.-Tbis vessel has been seized
t Brunswick, by U. S. Marshal Roache, and is
ow held in custody as a slaver. We presume
he will be brought to this eity.-Sarannah Re
wubicn De. 8
THE ECuO PaRIoWns.-On the arrival of the
Columbia train on Saturday, with the prisoners
of the crew of the slaver Echo, or Putnam, one
of them, named Archibald Scott, was not found.
An officer was dispatched along the line of the
Rail Road, and the unfortunate prisoner was
round about twelve miles from the cily, with a
leg badly broken. He had jumped from a win
dow of the car when at a speed of twenty-five
miles an hour. He was brought to the city, and
9 laced under medical attendance.-Charleston
Cor,. B. C. YAscam-Rmors reached this
country, a few weeks since, that this gentleman
was lying dangerously ill. We have reliable in
formation, from letters recently received from
him, that such is not the fact, but that Col.
Yancey had reached Rio de Janeiro, with his
family, all in fine health and spirits.-Atlanta
,iir, Every lie, great or small, is the brink of a
precipice, the depth of which nothing but Omnipo
tence can fathom.
MARRID, on the 2d inst., by the Rev. Mr. BaRAv
Tr, Dr. W. H. HARRINGTON of Newberry, to
Mr'. E. A. HOLLINGSWORTH of this District.
MAniar, on the 16th inst., by Rev. L R. GWALr
say, Mr. L. S. JOHNSON and Mrs. HARRIET
LOGUE, all of this District.
DiED, on the 5th of December, at the residence of
her brother-in-law, Mr. TuOXAS PAYNE, Miss CATH
ERINE WILLIAMS MATHEWS, aged 54 years, 1
month and 8 days, after a protracted illness of six
weeks, which was borne with all the fortitude of a
She had been for 28 years a member of the Baptist
Church at Fellowship, and had ever exhibited those
graces which mark the christian's career. She has
left many relations and friends to mourn their loss,
but they gieve not as those without hope.
God's will was to take our Auntio home,
That in this world she would no more roam,
lie called her to that Heavenly land
Where she could join the celestial band.
B. P. P.
- HAMBURG, Dec. 20th, 1858.
The cotton market here has been quite brisk the
past week, and within that time has advanced J over
last weeks quotations.
The prices now quoted are from 10 to 111 ets. per
lb. Receipts about 1075 bales. K.
A.ttora.ey at samw
SOLICITOR IN EQUITY.
-r Ofice No. 1, Law Range.
Edgefield C. H., S. C., Dec. 22, 1858.
Good Things for Christmas!
0 LD SANTA CLAUS is coming again with
his good things for Christmas:
Pin.- Apples, Figs,
Raisins. Prunes, Currants,
r Candies and Cakes,
Cocoa Nuts. Almonds,
Pecan and Brazil Nuts,
Fire Crackers, &c., &c , &c.
Littlo Girls and Boys, get your Bags and Stock
Sings ready to hang up on Friday the 24th, that the
Igood old " Santa Clans" may fill them with those
good things for sale by 0. L. PENN, Agt.
e Dec 22 tf 50
Ilurrah For " Santa Claus."
eEdgefield is the place you know,
r To raise big men and make a show ;
And if you wish to see the sighti,
Call and see those sugar mites,
.At CANDEE & McEW EN's where you fnd
,Confectionaryj, and Nuts of every kind.
e " Maine Lawo" Drp that wont hurt a man's be
-Fancy, Lozenges of etra strength,
- And sticks of Candy of every length;
italian Licorice and Gum Arabic Bare
Chocolate CreamsN, and flne Segare.
0 All the above, you will find, and more
At CANDEE & McEWEN'S Confectionary
Edgefield S. C. Dec. 22 It 50
RDUM.--One Cak Superior Santa Croix RUM
SOne Cask " Old Jamaica R UM.;
Warranted Pure or no ale.
S. E. BOWERS, Art.
Dec 22 tf 50
PLANTINVG ANID EAT3NIG P0
25Ble Peach Blossom POTATOES;
0 5Ei.Purple Pink Eye.
The above is of Curtis and Cu's b.-st, and will he
sold low. S. E. BOWERS, Agt.
Dec 22 ti 50
H E AD-Q UA RT E RS,
COLUMBIA, S. C,
December 14, 1838.
GaNERAL Oa0Ens No I :
The following gentlemen have be.en appointed and
commiseinned AIDS-DE CAMP to him Exeelleney
the Governor anid Commander-in-Chief, with the
rnak or l.ieutenant Colonel, and will be obeyed and
r.-,ipected acoordingly -
I. HENRY BIUIST
2. ED. SPANN H AMMOND.
3. WILLIAM HI. T ALLEY.
4. A. L. DEARING.
5. EDWARD C. McLURE.
6. JOSEPH GLOVER.
7. CH A RLES P. TOWNSEND.
8. ABRAM HUIGUENIN.
9. .JAMl~S McCUTCHEKN.
10. TIIOS. R. S. EL LIOT T.
The above-named Aids-de-Camip will report
themselves in fu'l uniform, In person or by letter,
on or before 1st February next, to h's Exoellenoy
the Governor, at Union C. H.
R. G. M. DUNNOVANT,
Adju'ant and Inspector General.
Dec. 22. 1858. It 50
H E AD-QU A RT E RS,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
DECEMBER 14, 1858
GENEAL OaDa No. 2:
his Excellency the Governor and Commander
in-Chief has been pleased to appoint and commis
sion the following gentlemen ESPECIAL. AIDS
DE-CA MP, with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel,
and they will be obeyed and respeeted accordingly:
STA TES Rt. GIST.
TilOMA~S Y. SIMONS.
J. C. McKE WN.
C. C. TEW.
TEIOM AS B. FR'ASER.
The above-named Aide-dc Camp will report
themselves in full uniform, In pe.rson or by letter,
to Iii Excellency the Commander-in-Chief, on or
before the 1st day of February next.
R. 0. M. DUNNOVANT,
Adjutant and Inspector General.
Dn. 23, ar858 I. 30
T HE Subscriber rearectfully informs the ctl
zens of Edgefeld Village and vicinity that
he has just opened a
New Family Grocery & Coifectionery,
Next door to the Advertiser Office, where he is
prepared to furnish
In the Grocery and Confectionery business,
Desiring to secure a reasonable share of publi
patronage, he will do his utmost to please his
patrons. Hlia Goods have been selected with care,
and cannot fail to give satisfaction,. both in prices
Terms, Strictly Cash
And -by adhering closely to the CASH systemi
can offer Inducements to my customers that wiM
thoroughly convined them of the advantages to be
derived from the cash system.
WCall and look at my goods ani pIdis.
W. H. H A RRISON, Aemt
Dec 22 .tf .60
FOR THE LADIES,
I HAVE a general variety of Goods In my line
that must please the eye and gratify the pal
ate. Come, Ladies, to tihe New Store. I ha e
*and Intend to keep a stock of Goods that will win
your admiration and-secure your custom. -
'W. It. HARRISON, Agt. -
Dec 22 tf .50
FOR THE GENTLEMEN,
H NAVE the finest variety of SEGABS, f. -
B ACCO, 8NUFF, and everything else in the
Grocery line, excepting Liquors, that can be had
in Town. Walk in gentlemen, and look at the
assortment. Yon must be pleased as well as the
Ladies. . W H. IIARRISON,ARt
Dec 22 tf
FOR " YdVUNG AMERICA."
I HAVE a large assortment of Candy, Sugar
Plums, Gum Drops, &c., &c., together with
a variety of Toys, Fire Crackers, Sand Crackeri,
.-ky Rockets, &c., &c. Com,-, little Misses, little
Boys and juvouilei generally, and secure your
share of the good things sit the New Confectionery
and Grocery S-tore. Your wants, little folks, munst
be attended to, and I am prepared to accommo
date you. W. 11. HARRISON, Agt.
Dec. 22 if 50
GOOD THINGS FOR CHRISTMAS.
I HAVE m-ade ample preparations for supply.
ing the wants of my friends and patronsthkough
the Christmas holidays (and all other days,) a
consequently have on hand a general assortmentof
Candle., Gum Drops, Sunar Plums;
Brandy Peaches pnd Delightful Jellies; .
A fine variety of Cordials and Lemon Syrup
Pickles and Sauces;
Fresh Lobsters, Sardines, Oysters, In cans;
Nuts of all deseriptionm;
Dried Fins, Raisins, Prunes, Citron;
Fine Northern Pip pins aind Apples;
Fine Oranges and Lemons;
Pine Apples, Bananas, Cocoa Nuts, &c.
0gFor sale low for cash, by
W. H. H ARRISON, Agt.
Dec 22 - if 60
IT is Impossible from want of space and time
.3. to give a further detail of ney Stock. It is
aufficient to state tny assortment Is
And those wanting ANY TIJING lnathe Grocery or
Confectionery line. excepting Liquors, can find
it at the New Grocery and Confectionery Store..
WAn examination of my Goods and prices is '
all I ask. W. II. H ARRISON, Agent.
Dec 22 tf 50 .
JUtST reeeived and ror sale at reasonable pricesi,
UFine Cuffee 8UGA R
Beat quality Rio COFFE E;
Crushed, Clarified and Puiverised SUGARS;
New Crop RAISINS; -
- ibe Dairy ClRESE ;
Prime M ACA RONI;
Fresh CR ACKERS, &cc , &cc.
E. PENN, Agent.
Dec 22 tf 50 .
N. C. JE A N ANDI'RERSEYS.
A FRE8Il lot of the above Goods just reqeired
by EC. PENN, Agt.
Dec 22 *tf 50
T HE NEWand spl,-n.li.l Steamer EVER.
GADL. M. C'oxrr-re, Master, leaves
Charleston EVE~RY TUKi.DA Y at 1I A. M., fur
Beufort, Savannah, Brunswick, St. Mary., Fer'
nandina, Jacksonville, Picolata and Palatka.
Passengers going this Rnute, avoid the dangers
of the Sea, and are exempt fronm sea-sickness. For
safety and comfort greater inducements cannot be
The EVERGL ADE is the onaly Rloat from Char
leatoei making connection ithi Vai Stages ins
W~imigration taken at reduced rates. Goods
consigned to thi. Agency, f.,r wardecd free of charge.
F. N. BONNICAU, A-st. in 'Charleston;
Charleston, Dec 22 If 50
The Farmer and Planter
REMOVED TO COLUMBIA, S. C.
HI AVING purchased of Maj. Geo. Seaborn this,
popular journal, I Intend removing Its place
of publication to Columbia, and will issue it from
that place on and after January next.
Feeling confident that such a journal is greatly
needed in this State, and believing that it will be
sustained, If located at the Capitol of the State,
and conducted with spirit and ability, I have de
termined on makingthe venture, and call upon
every farmer and planter in South Carolina to en
courage the enterprise by their patronage. It
will be printed in the finest style of typography,
with new type, on fine paper, handsomely embel
lished, and eight pages added to Its former alas.
Price only #1 per annum, always in advance.
A corps of the best practical and scientific ag
ricultural writers have beene secured, and its edi
torial department will be under the care of one of
the best farmers in the land.
I copy one year...................*g100
6 copies onoyear.................... 600
12 copies one year...................10 00
The cash system wHi be rigidly adhered to, and
no name will be entered on the book until the
subscription Is paid. Address
E. M. STOKIfA, Columbia, S. C.
Dec. 22 8t 60
8tate of South Carolina,
John C. Grigga and wife and others,)
Samuel Borders and wi'e and ethers. )
B y virtue of an order from Chaneellor Ward
law, I will sell, on the premises, the valuable
tract of land described in the above-designated
Bill; the sale to occur positively on Thursday 13th
of January next.
The tract contains nine hundred and seventy-five
(9'75) acres, and Is situated in the heart of the Cam
bridge neighborhood, adjoining land of Geo. A.
Addison, R. G. M. Dunovant, H. H. Maysland
Taaxs-A credit of one and two years,. ereept
costs to be paid in cash. Purchaser, to give Boed
with ample sureties to secure the purchase money.
Titles to be paid for extra
A. SIhKINS, 0.3.3 D.
Dec. 22, 8t 50.
A DEINI STRATORS' NOTICE,.
All persons Indebted to the Estat, of .Jarvia
Asbill, dee'd., will make. payment, and all persnsn
having demands against the Estate will render ia
their demands, properly attes-ed, to the Under
FR ANCES ASBLLI'
J. J. ASBiI.L.
Dec 22 4t 50
0 -Almy ecornat the McCullouglaplae
isfr Ma u ist sell or inove it la abes
lays to give posssonof th pleet hebes
Dec. 21,1868 -s -44