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SIMKINS, DURISOE N o, Proprietors EDCTDFJED , . . APRIL 6,15.VLM XV..o 3
WM. QUATTLEBUM, LEWIS JONES,
LEWIS COVAR, IH. BOULWARE,
S. HARRISON, ROBERT D. BRYAN,
WM. L. STEVENS, JACKSON COVAR,
LEWIS COLEMAN, F. M. NICHOLAS,
JAMES SPANN, EDMUND PENN.
For Tax Collector.
JOHN C. LOVELESS, T. J. WHITAKER,
STARLING TURNER, THEOPHILUS DEAN,
m. W. LYLES, CHARLES CARTER,
C. A. HORN, CHAS. . MAY,:
J. P. ABNEY, W. F. DURISOE,
D. L. TURNER. DAVID BODIE,
T HE undersigned having formed a Partnership
-in the PRACTICE OF LAW and EQUITY,
for Edgefield District, will give prompt and dilli
gent attention to all business entrusted to their care.
The residence of Mr. Owzas is at Barnwell C. H.,
that of Mr. SEIBEsI8%t Edgefield, S. C.
W. A. OWENS.
Feb. 1, tf 4
T'IE undersigned have this day formed a Part
nership for the PRACTICE OF LAW AND
E4UITY, under the namo and style of LAxonux
Mr. MoonE will regularly attend the Courts at
Abbeville, and will promptly transact all business
left in our hands for that District.
G. W. LANDRUM, '
J. P. MOORE.
Edgefield C. H., Jan. 13. tf 2
W1V- J. :E.A.D'Y25.,
Mttornty at Kaku,
WILL give close attention to all business en
trusted to his care.
,PD OFICE, IN TuE REAR OF THE COURT Hors.
Eigefield C. H., Jan. 12, 6m. 1
AWVWENST A bAW
Solioitor in Equity.
OFFICE, in the one formerly occupied by W. W.
Edgefield C. H., S. C., Dec. 22, 1858.
NEW SPRING GOODS !
T IE Subscribers are now receiving their new
SPRING STOCK fIr 1*59, which they are
VERY LOW FIGURES FOR CASH!
Knowing the CASH SYSTEM to he far the best
we intend to confine ourselves as near as possible
to the Cash basis. We cordially invite all Cash
customers to call and examine our Stock before
Our GOODS has been bought principally for
Cash, and selected with the GREATEST CARE
from first Class Houses in
New York, Baltimore and Charleston.
So give us a call whether you purchase or not.
Our Stock comprises every article usually kept
In a Village Store, consisting in part of Ladies'
DRESS GOODS of every style and quality;
American and English PRINTS;
Scotch Plaid, American and French GING.
BAREGES and TISSUES of every style;
Bonnet RIBBONS of every hue and quality;
DRESS TRIMMINGS in great variety;
Ladies' Extension HOOP SKIRTS;
Misses' " . " "
To the HOSIERY, GLOVES and TRIMMINGS
generally we invite especial attention, as they
were purchased directly from Importers, and at
very low prices.
TO THLE GENTLEMEN,
We say walk in and examine our Stock of on.
tiemnen and Boys GlOODS. which were p~urchase.d
expressly for those who wish to buy low for Cash.
We wish to call yuur attentiun to our large and
well selected stocks of CROCKERY, GL ASS and
THLE FA MR
We call the atteution of the Farmers to our Stoek
of AXES,IIOES, CHIISELS, A UG UR, SCYT HE
BLADES and STOCKS, TRA CE CHAINS, Ac.
We have on hand Colt's Patent REPEATERS,
with other styles of PISTOLS, POWDER, SHOT
TO ONE AND .ALL.,
We wish to call your special attention to our large
and well selectecd stock of SHOES, embracing ev
ery variety of style and quality, which we war
raut to give satisfaction.
We have a full and complete Stock of GROCE
RIES, consisting in part of
Now Crop West Inoia MOLASSES;
New Orleans SY RUP ;
SUG)ARS andi COFFEE of every quality ;
RICE, PEPPER. ALLSPICE, GlINGER;
SODA, STAR CHI, SOAPS of every quality ;
SEGARS and TUBACCO of various brands.
piCome in and price if you do nut wish to
buy, so that you can tbe well p~osted as regardis
price and quality.
HUDSON & COGBIURN.
N. B.-We have a few hundred pounds of fine
Tennessee S110 LDERS we will sel1 at 1t0 etr.
to make room for a largo lot of Bacon we are ex
pecting to receive from TIeunessee shortly.
H1. A C.
Mar9 tf 9
CANDEE & McE WEN,
WATCH MAKERS 4 JEWVELERS.
H.VING this day formed a
-Co. artnership will occupy
noe Rooms text udjoiniog the
Pos~it me., n will give the STRICrE'4T AT
TENTION to all bucisiess entrusted to their care.
JE WELR) and S0CIETY BADGES made to
order andi warr'anted.
gg Particular attention will be paidl to Watch
repairing. F. H. CA-5 DEE.
Di. F. MEWEN.
Edgeftl, Nov. 1, 1858 if 4J
WOOLLEY TOWN HATS!
N E AR R A N ITE VAL L E, S. C.
R ESPECTFUL LY annlounleos to theo citizens e9
South Carolina and the South at large, tout he
is now prepared to furnish
OF EVERY STYLE ABD QUALITY,
As well made, of as good maeterial, andi on as rea
sonable terms as can be found any where ini the
g" Pereous desiring further information will
please address me at Graeniteville, 8. C.
- JOHN WOOLLEY.
Jan. 19, 1S:,0tf 2
BOOTS & SHOES.
T IE Stubscriber hats just opeede in this Town
a BOOT AND SHOE ESTABLISHMENT,
to which he invites the attention of the Ladies and
gentlemen of the commaunily.
~His Stock is NEWV and COMPLETE, and
his TERMS VERY LOW FOR CASH.
pit'He hopes to nmerit a liberal share of public
patronage. D. W. CHRISTIAN, Ag't.
Mar 9 tf 9
NJOTICE.-All persons having any demands
LIagainst the estate of Levi Newby, deceased,
ans requested to haud them in, properly attested,
by OF before Thursday the 18th. day of May, as.I
Intend making a Ainal settlement of said estate in
.the Ordinary's Office, at Edgefield C. H., on that.
d.sy. All those indebted to said estate are expect
ed to pay the same forthwith.
. JOIN 7. EDMONDS, Adm'or.
Si d d Sm tl . .
Smile to-day and Smile Tomorrow.
*Smile to-day and smile to morrow,
What's the use of being sad?
Banish every cloud of sorrow,
Take the good and leave the bad.
Did'st thou know that sorrow treasured,
In the heart made furrows deep,
Iced its fount and fully measured,
Brought on death's dark dreamless sleep.
Has the friend you loved so fondly
Been untrue and caused thee woe?
Grieve not-grieve not! think 'tis only
Human nature acting so.
in this world so wide and spreading,
See what beauties round thee lie;
Onward then thy pathway treading,
Other friends are ever nigh.
Did'st thou know the frozen mountain
Thaw'd heneath sun's golden ray;.
pashing ocean stilled its fountain,
Whilst its beamlets on it lay?
Yonder cloud so dark and dreary,
Dost thou see its arch so bright?
Smiling sunshine never weary,
Formed that bending bow of light.
Cease, then cease, oh, cease repining,
There's a good for every ill;
Every heart must have refining,
Let no doubt af'ection chill.
Smile to-daiy and smile to-morrow,
'Till the sunshine of the soul.
Banishing each gloom of horror,
Makes life's current brightly roll.
I 0 0
0! dearest, say ytu love me,
0! say you will be mine,
I cannot live without thee,
My heart is wed to thine.
Thy cheeks are like the roses,
Thy bosom like the snow;
Love in thy heart reposes,
Thy lips with bli's o'erfiow.
Kind sir, I must refuse thee,
It grieves me to deny;
But if you will excuse me,
1'll give the reason why.
You have not cash enough, sir,
To hang one hope upon:
Besi.les, I can't consent. ir.
To t,:d a dend, john.
Excuse you ! Yes, dear naadam.
I told a monstrous fill
Were I an Evcless Man.
I'd scorn so false a riP.
That liss has stained your lips, ma'am,
Your manners are too rough,
Besides, I can't consent, ma'am,
To wed a bo. of .Snef.
"A Plea for Woman."
Once before, we briefly noticed an address
delivered by Rev. Tmos. A. Horr, on the
subject of female education, and bearing the
above title. We now take it up again, to
make liberal extracts from its pages; and we
ask the earnest attention of all who have
daughters to educate, and of those daughters
also, to the enlightened suggestions of the
The first part of the address is historical,
showing the estimation in which woman las
been L.eld in different ages, and her advance
ment to. her true position in society since the
full blaze of the Clhr istian Dispensation
brought about by the Reformation.
Next, he discusses the question, "idhat is
an adegnate education for tooman?"'-and
havag made good by high authorities the
position that she is scarcely a grade below
man in mental endowments, he proceeds to
say that she deserves as liberai an education
as man, exclusive of merely professional ac
quirements. He congratulotes woman upon
the absence of the necessity, in her position,
of these warping attainments. Says he:
" It is the singular felicity of woman, that
at no period of her education is she subjected
to t hese one-sided influences. The one noble
object before her is to train, to develop, and
to inform her mind. The end in view is not
this or that special avocation, but her own
perfection as a woman ; consequently, what.
ever studies are best adapted to cultivate
fully and harmoniously her whole nature,
should con.'titute the training of these fair
handmaids oaf Minerva."
The speaker th~en asks the question, What
will do this? And from his remarks deter min
ing this enquiry, we copy several passages of
" Time wva, when the highest aim of wo
man was to be a good housewife,. and too
many of our ladies at present are satisfied
with the attainment. Now this branch of
knowledge Is not to be despilsedl, and there
is a counter danger of its being netglected,
against whicht I would warn miy female he'ar
crc, llousehold thrift is a neceasary and
valuable attribute of woman. Domestic
health and comfort, the physical well-being
of children--with which their higher well
being is closely cannected-athe happi
ness of husbantd, father and brother, anad the
pleasures of hLne, all ini great mieas.ure de
pend on it. iUut it is noct the chief end of.
our wives and daughters to cook bread and
"Next c~ame the idea, that what are called
accoutpliskusents, are the highest good of
woman-kind. Females were excluded from
severe studies, unider the notion that they
were not fit for these studies, or that these
studie.s were not tit for thenm. That we are
still, to sonie extent, under the influenco of
this delusion, is apparent fronm the faict that
the grade of education iln their institutions is
inferior- to that of our nmale Colleges.
"Now I wish to advocate Liter-ature, as
against mere house-keeping, and against
meure ornament. I claim a liberal educationa
as the rightful hoon of woman.
'It is nt nWeess4ar-y that I should stop, ta)
detfine accurately wvhat is meanit lay a liberal
educatio~n. 'Tne general sense of the~ term is
well understood. It is such ant education as
is afforded by the better class of Colleges in
this country, and Gretat Britain, and more
complete in the Germian Uniiveraities."~
" I commend, as the chief parts of that
liberal education which I have claimed for
woman, .Jktaphysics and the Anwcnt Clas
The eloquent gentleman's argument for
the study of Mektaphysics is conclusive, and
we wish we had room for it here. But if
our young ladies would only go with him to
the extent of the Classics, we would be sat
isfied for the nonce. Upon his point Mr.
HOrr thus discourses: .
I u newn Shn C?/auaw .bmaa.~ .tandin
next to Metaphysics as a mental gymnastic,
they possess advantages peculiar to them
selves. Some degree of acquaintance with
them, or at least with the Latin, (which in
its turn requires a knowledge of the Greek,)
is indispensable to a thoroigh knowledge of
our own language.
" Their influence in chastening the imagina
tion, refining the taste, and purifying the dic
tion, cannot be rivalled by any other studies.
" By crossing the threshold of this august
temple, we are introduced to the largest
brotherhood of scholars in the world, and are
brought into sympathy with the educated
classes of all ages, and of every land.
" There is another advantage had by the
Classics, which should be stated only in the
lucid language of him who suggested it:
" Expel,". says Dr. Arnold, " Greek and La
tin from your Schools, and yon confine the
views of the existing generation to them
selves, and their immediate predecessors;
you will cut off so many centuries of the
world's experience, and place us in the same
state as if the human race had first come
into existence in the year 1500. For it is
nothing to say that a few learned individuals
might still study classical literature; the
effect produced on the public mind would be
no greater than that which has resulted from
the labors of our oriental scholars; it would
not spread beyond themselves, and men in
general, after a few generations, would know
as little of Greece and Rume, as they do ac
tually of China and Hiudostan. But such
an ignorance would be incalculably more to
be regretted. With the Asiatic mind, we
have no nearer cunnexion or sympathy than
that which is derived from our common hu
inanity. But the min4 of the Greek and
of the Roman is, in all the essential points of
its constitution, our own; and i.ot only so,
but it is our own mind developed to an ex
traordinary degree of perfection.
"Wide as is the difference between us, with
respect to those physical instruments which
minister to our uses, or our pleasures; al
though the Greeks and Rouans had no
steam-engines, no printing-presses, no mari
ner's. compass, no telescope, no microscope,
no gunpowder; yet in our moral and politi
cal views, in those matters which most deter
mine human character, there is a perfect re
semblance in these respects. Aristotle, and
Plato, and Thucydides, and Cicero, and Ta
citus, are most untruly called ancient writers;
they are v'.rtually our own countrymen and
contemporaries, but have the advantage which
is etjoyed by intelligent travelers, that their
ubservation has been exercised out of the
reach of common men ; and that having thus
seen in a imanner with our eyes what we
can ot he for ournelves, their conclu.sions
are such as hear upon ur own circumstances,
while their infortmaition has ail the charm of
noieltv, and all the value of a mass of new
and pertinient liaets, illu.trative of the great
science of the nature of civilized man.
" That the female ind is capable of pursu
ing these studies, is evident from the emi
nence to which many of the sex have at
attained. I need only mention the names of
Madame DeStael. Mrs. Somerville, Harriet
Martineau, and Hinn'ah More. Her cpacity
is further ,huwn by the proficiency of many
of the pupils in our higher institutions. If
<he lve the tapacity, why should it be re
pressed ? If nature ham endowed her with
the ability to tread the higher walks of lit
erature, and to einjoy the noblest thoughts
of men, and the ma'nifold works of God,
why should she tie kept forever drumming
on the Piano, or making awkward black
inaiks on pasteboard ? Should she whose
soul swells with the majesticrhythin of Mil
ton, or tiows atlong the chaste and even levels
of Addison, ie condemned all her days to
circumacribe her thoughts within the limits
of a button-hole T'
On the subject of " the accompliishmnts,'
we do not entirely endorse our orator, al
though his observations savor of decided good
" I do not utterly condemn accomplish
mnts. Within proper boimds, they arc use
ful sad elegant. Where there exists a ape
cial talent for any of them, it should' be
"But I pretest against requiring the whole
generation of females to run one giddy and
undeviating round of light and fantastic edu
cation. Most of them have no taste for these
things. The majority of the people, bo0th
men and women, that we meet with in this
everyday-world, are made for more solid and
homely purIIposes. Few can hope to shine in
these aerial walks.
" Think of the immense outlay of time, la
bor, and money, expended in learming music
-and with what result ? You meet a board
ing-school Miss, with the ink not dry on her
Diploma, as.k her to give you some music;
she is very diffident-can't play without her
notes ; the notes are produced]; with strain
ing mind and cramped lingers, she heats a
a hum-drum on tile tortured instrument.
Yet ten years-a thousand dollars, and in
finite toil have been spent in learning this
single art. Wheat storesn of knowledge would
the same time and lab~or have acquired !
Whbat a noble library would this money have
bought . cannot perceive the peculiar fe
licity of having a costly Piano that the young
lady can't play on, and nmo books except a
half-dozen vellow-backed novels ! Half the
money, and half the labor, would have fur
nished her with plenty of books to read, and
plenty of sense to understand them.
t leis an insult to the charming genins of
mice, that so many of her votaries perpetu
ally bring lame, bliod, and halt offerings to
"As already remarked, where oneC exhibitA
special espacitj for tidc, It should be cul
tivated to the highest pitch of excellenaec. it
is a rare and illustrious glit, and demland.4
Again, in another part of theaddress, slin
sion is thu~s made to the " accomplishments"
in their agency with the mother:
"Of what service are her "accomplish
rents" in the training of her boy ? Itf she
should make use of them, and imbue him
vith a passion for the Pian, and the Easel,
t will, in most cases, prove to his ruin ; for
there is not one in a thousand fit to be a
ood musician, or a good painter: she will
ave nmde that controlling which should only
be su.siia~ry, and substituted a light amse
ent for the serious business of life."
In all this, there is some truth; and yet
the spmeaker' overleaps himself a little. Primuo,
e is wrong in impressing the idea that only
the peculiarly gifted with talent for any of
the fine arts should receive the facilities of
instruction therein. If this notion prevailed,
there would scarcely be a half-dozen pupils,
in music for instance, in a school of a hun
dred. How then would a music-teacher of
any ability be paid ? The price of tuition
in this department would have to be raised
so high as to place it entirely out of the
reach of poor though talented pupils.-But
there is a better reason than this: A goodly
number of girls are not specially gifted with'
musical genius, who yet are quite capable of'
learning pleasant pieces and simple songs'
well enough. They may not hope to become
at all remarkable as musicians; yet they may
attain enoughto add to the parlor at home
-he...rnm..and innaeanat anirth anrine the
long winter evenings, thereby perhaps de
taining within the domestic circle some wild
young brother who might othcrwise, for lack
of such gay pastime, run off among vicious
boys and find out the road to ruin. So too
with the mother: Her simplest song, if la
den with a pure moral, may sink into the
heart of her son, never to be forgotten ;-not
because it was either executed with skill or
rendered with elegance, but because
"It was the song his mother sung
When he was but a child."
No,-we cannot go with.the speaker to the
extent of his hints on this subject. But when
he comes to talk of another one of woman's
qualifications for society, we join him heart
" The Occidental nations all require the
presence of woman in society; amongst us,
she constitutes its brightest ornament; her
influence preserves it from rudeness and
and excess. It is of great consequence, there
fure, that her education should fit her to
shine in society.
" Now, the charm of social life is conversa
tion-conversation as distinguished on. the
one hand from a prosy monologue, and3 on
the other from flippant gossip-a genial'dis
course, in which two or more persons, 4av
ing niany points of sympathy, freely inter
change their thoughts for mutuail profit 'and
pleasure. Far inferior to this are allithe
gaudy, but deceitful trappings of the cWd
table, and the dance. If she would di'uise
the greatest pleasure most widely, letfier
talk irell. But in order to talk well, she mjust
talk intelligently, and she cannot talk intrli
gently unless she be intelligent.
" In order that the superiority of An ed ca
ted person, in conversation, may appear, is
not necessary that the particular topics sh a
be introduced on which he is specially.in
formed; but it will be seen, whatever iay
be the suject. " Education gives fecundity
of thought, copiousness of illustration, quick
ness, vigor, fancy, words, images: it decorates
everything, and gives the power of-trifling
without being undignified or absurd."
" Now, can the whole round of the orna
mental branches give these? Can a smatter
ing of Grammar, a snatch of History, and a
total ignorance of the Belles Lettres aflord
them? There must L.e thorough culiufr.;
young ladies must study; must etudy ' rd
and long; their days and nights mustbe
given to the whole field of polite literattfre.
They cannot talk of that which they have
learned by rote; it is not enough that they
retain half an idea here, and the fourth or
one there; their knowledge will break down
too soon; they will never be quite certlin
about any tbiing, and hence will he afraid to
venture a remnlark. That they may he'eas'
in society, they nmst be on the general lejel
of the intelligence of those around them.
Nothing can be more delightful than the
conversation of an educated and refined laoy.
Her bird-like voice charms the sense; her
flowing thoughts charm the soul; her bea''
ing eyes, and kindl.ingcheek, thrill and trit
Bx the heart. Words take on fresh forms Ja
they fall from her lips; and common ideas
are transmuted into poetic fancies and pies
aspirations as they pass through the alenbic
of her mind. No wonder that men gather
around her, and with chivalrou; devotion,
lay down at her feet their free-will offerings
of homage, respect, and lovo. Sue reigns a
Queen in the hearts of the other sex--she is
the glory of her own."
Truly thought and beautifully said; but
there is still no coidlict, we maintain, between
the cultivation of this acquirement and proper
attention to the "accomplishn~ents."1 The
first we would hare them do, and not leave
the others undone.
The necessity (to the child's proper devel
opment) of thoroughecducation in the mother
is touched upon thus:
" Woman has almost entire charge of the
future generation of men, during the moost
imnportant period of their lives. In the course
of these eight to ten years, indelible impr-es
sions are made, and the bent of their ruinds
determined : this must be done by the plastic
hand of a mother.
"What measure of fitness should be required
in her? Can she be too highly prepared for
this task ? Will mere house-wifery suffice
her ? Is it enough that she brush her child's
hair, and wash his facei It is very impor
tant that she udo this. Of the two, I wo.uld
prefer a :mother who gives good victuals,
clean clothes, and kind words to her boy, to
one who, neglectful of domestic comfo:t, is
mainly bent on cramming him with thme un
ripe fruit of the Tree of Knowledge; aiid
who, when her son asks bread, tosses him a
flower of rhetoric or a Latin root. I t is in
dispensable that she feed and clothe, and
wash her childlren ; but th~is is not the whole
duty of a mo'ther. She Imumst care foir the
minid as welIl as for thle body of her child,
and miust see that lie grows, not only in stat
ure, hut al-u in kinowledge.
If she lie unieducatedl, what now renmains
but, in her intercourse with her son, to sink
down into frivolous arnd empty gossip ? She
is unable to lead him along the verdant meads
and babbling brooks of Poetry, or up the
hill of Science, or upon the high table-lands
" Alt these deprrtments of knowledge are
unexplored regions to her. -Amnd then, when
her~ boy comies back fromt scIuoel, where he
has heerned all these, and many ot her tnings
he is pahned to~ discover ta grea gulf tixed
bt ween his mnother and hImnelf--a chasm,
ver which It is too late for her to pas to
him, and which he cannot recruss to her8'
We conclude our extracts from this excel
lent address with some impressive observa,
tions on the worth of education, and its spe
cial value to woman as a resource in her snore
" A miind, fired with ardor in the pursuit
of knowledge, trained to acquire it, anid able
to enjoy it ; this is the most precious of the
goodly pearls, and second in value only to
the "one of great price." And though all
sublunary things teach us " what shadoWs we
are, and what shadows we pursue," yet, there
is no earthly blessing that will so outlive the
vicirsiudles of for tune, and the lapse of years,
as a cultivated indu and literary tastes.
Wealth may take to itself wings anid fly away;
friends may fall on. our right hand, and on
our left ; old age may creep on with stealthy
step ; but amid lire's wreck and wvoes, there
i~s reserved this solid ground to stand upon
this sweet trysting place of the soul anid truth.
"It is a plea-sure to stand upon the shore,
an4 dsee ships tossed upon the sea ; a pleasure
to stand in the window of a castlb, and to
see a battle, and the adventures thereof be
low ; but no pleasure is comparable to the
standing upon the vantage ground of truth,
(a hill not to be commanded, and where the
aim is always clear aid serene,) and to see
the errors and wanderingi, the mists and
tempests in the vale below ; so always that
this prospect be with pity, and not with
swlling or pride."
" More needful still are these pleasures of
literature to women as they advance in life.
Accomplishments adorn the period that least
needs ornament-.the period of youth and
beauty. But what will be her claims to-re
spect inold age ? Beauty is gone, her face
is wrnkled, andher head is gray ; herastff-.
.nid lisnha can nne lanfere 41w4n th a et
of the dance; her trembling fingers fail to
wake the slumbering harmonies of the Piano
-what, now, but an active and well-informed
mind, can hinder her sinking into frivolous
garrulity? What but books and placid mu
sing can cheer her solitude? What friend
will stick as close as Hannah More ? What
gentleman as agreeable as Washington Ir
From the Augusta Constitutionalist.
A Confidential Letter to the Ladies,
About the Fashions.
Who can contradict the power or dictates
of fashion ? Not one, I dare venture to asy.
No matter how many caustic lectures the
ladies may be compelled to endure on the
" extravagence of the present day," I for one
acknowledge my foibleness for fashion, and
love to admire whatever is newand rechtrche;
and, I believe, Sallie is not unlike other la
dies. In fact, gentlemen, with all their feign
ed ridicule of hoops, &c., generally admire
those ladies of the most extensive display.
And I assert, without fear of a challenge,
there is not a gentleman-the most amiable
of them-that you could induce, persuade, or
compel, to walk down Broad street with a
lady in "primitive" dress. But, reverse the
case, ask him to gallant a living representa
tive of the latest fashions, a magnificent com
pound of silk, gauze, lace, steel springs, and
the tiniest pair of French high-lieel boots,
and it would surprise you to know what an
amount of essence and hair oil he will con- i
sune, and how much trouble he will take to i
render himself interesting; how he will in- i
commode himself rather than disturb or pre- i
vent the natural expansion of his fair com- j
panion's crinoline. But I wander; it was of 1
fashions I intended to write. , I
Xillk and Bare;e Ro.bes., f'.-Truly. it mny I
be said that the materials for dre..s were
never prettier than at the present season. I
This is the time for single ladies to make the i
most of their chances, and endeavor to carry I
up the stock in the matrimonial market,. if 1
they do not, it will be the-ir fault. I
The beautiful grenadines, with their waving I
double skirts; the pretty muslins, the elegant i
costly silks, in all rare shades of color-each <
and all are perfectly charming. Silk double <
skirts robes are much in vogue. Double
skirts in all mateiials are all-prevailing. .
Some prefer both skirts figured alike; but it j
is generally conceded that the lower skirt
plain is far more stylish than both skirts to I
Lace cloaks will be much worn this season. I
A very charming ilen is to line them with t
some pretty colored silk; this is entirely now. i
It probably will not be introduced here be- i
fore September. as the light lining will be i
sufficwient protection for the cinliness of that
n-nth. There has been un attempt to bring
the circular barege shawl into noatice, but
with little eflbet.
Boinnea are of all the favorite material,
and are rapidly approaclhing pertecti in ;i
fact, they lend a charm to the imost ordinary i
face. But to see them in- all their beaity, I I
would advice my friends to visit the resorts t
of fashion I see anuonnced in the Consiihn- <
tioniht. The gentlemen think thu ladies I
are never satisfied. I would advi:e. ias the
inost favorable opportunity,.tn take "Father"
When he'is in an, unit -uadly go ,d ;umor-then
broach the subject of dre .,es a-id Ibonnets,
and I pledge you my word ho cannot with
stand the appeal. IItwvver, I wod recomi
mend a still better way, and that is to take t
an accidental walk up ruNad street, and de
lude him into th! handsome eitiablishment ofr
Win. Snear, (ftr exanmiple.) see if lie can
withstand the teumptation to purchase w::e of
those magnificent silk robes-although it is
very difficult to nakei a selection from so i
m-mny dilferent color.1
Mr. Thomas Pnibbs has a large aniortment I
of sunnr novcltie.;.-.me oil whicb are rich I
and elegant ; offers the greaest mhamenaent i
to purchaisers in point of~ style, eleganme, :ud
finish, and a scale of prices out ot the rantge
Messrs. Deming & Day still sustain the
high reputation acquired by their establish
ment during the proprietorship of LalleratedltI
& liemuing. Their style are remarked forj
their uniform beauty.
Hickraan, IbI & Co., have superb novelties,
in first class goods. Some of these goods are,
alnmost too rchewrche for the dull summer I
wear of Augusta.
Messrs. Alexander & Wright have received
a large assortment of elegant summer goods.
Tuis estab'.ishmient contains every kind andi
description of dr. as goods, anal the most
tempting induemnents are held oult to par- i
chat-ers. I shall visit them during the wee~k,
and all endeaver to give a moure accurate ac-1
curate account of their novehties ini my next.
Messrs. Gray & Taurley have beeni creating
quite a sen-ation, nott only bay thair display
of eambroideries, but hby sellug them so miuch.
lower than they could be baoght elsewhere.
Mesars. Uroomu & N.,rrell haave also been
exhibiting a variety of~ elegant nm~terials for
M.-ssrs. Gdlaher have mnyn new and be :n
tiful suinmner goods ; ani.l from the buried ex
ammattion I made oh them, I would express
thre opinion that. their prices are quite rea
Mr. Kauffer h-r. not reiuarned from the
North, where he has gone to selec~t his goods,
the last time I dropped in; but I presmnne
his assortmment and prices will compare favor
ably with those of the other merchants.
Mr. James Honey, it is said, has filled his
establishment with all that is pretty or
rTne ladios nmlat examae thea brevity of this
conhidemntmal lettt-r, Tlhey will Iit ('from
tmu agamn at an carly dry, l.dA
Marshal Dnrtrand anmd the Militia.
'The Itat D~emocratic Age is responsiible for!
It will be recollecd bay nll our sedate,1
diniied, and imialale ageda readers, thatji
shortly afte~r the taill ot Napoh-an, when the
grand " scat teration" of princes, and niaaa a
andl marshals, andl kings took place, the Uni
ted States rece'ivedl its full sthare. Marshal
Bertrand was publicly received in New York
on his arrival, and somewhat fatigued and1
considerably astonished with the attentions
tfat were bestowed upon hinm by our then,1
and now illustrious and highly educatedi
Common Council. Wishing to ru, asway1
from the fuss, and noise,,awl feathers of theaei
displays, be went down on Long Island tronti
fishing. H~is fame had preceded him ; and
as he was coming houme to dinner one damy,
with a basket pretty well laden with trout,I
Ito suddenly came ipmf a company of Lonig
Island nmitia that had beeni ordered .it by
special orders froin head-qniarmers, as an escort I
or guard of honor to the late distinguished
Marshal of time. French Empire. Bertrandi
could not escape without reviewing the
troops. According to all accounts there were I
twenty-seven men and boys drawn up in a I
row, each with a musket, with or without a<
bayonet, as the case might be. The uniform i
of the company Bertrand could not readily
make out, for it was necessary to inspect I
every article of dress and firearms upon each1
indomitable hero of that well-fought field. I
But the militia captain strutted up in barn- I
fowl, rooster style, and sticking his sword as 1
near into the belly of Bertrand as his heroism 1
allowed, he requested that great man to re
view his army. Consequently Bertrand mearch
ed up and down the file by the aide of - the I
commander, and after going through all the
various ceremonies that are known on the <
5ru&t anta nr ieltne werar Umons by the
ten thousand are reviewed, be suddenly stop
ped, and lifting bichand high, with all the
earnestness of a soldier, and the dignity of a
great personage, said, " Monsieur Captain, I
have seen the army of the Grand Turke, I
have seen the army of the King of Prusse, I
have seen the army of the Emperor of Russe,
I have seen the army of the Emperor d'Au
triche, and, Monsieur, I have seen the grand
army of Napoleon," and then folding his
arms upon his storm-beaten, sword-cut, bat.
tle-ax mince-meat breast, " but, Monsieur, I
never saw such a company as thie, umer I
NEVER ! ! NEVER! !!1"
We suppose they all adjourned to drink
after this review. It is said, however, that
the captain of this unconquered and uncon
querable troop "still lives," and that he re
counts this anecdote as among the memorable
achievements of his military life.
AN ARGUMENT AGAINST THE POLICY OF RE
OPENING TilE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE.
BY R. 0. HARPER, ESQ.
The Political Power of the South not
Restored..-Extract No. 4.
There is another ground upon which this
policy is advocated, more purely of a politi
al nature. It is said that it will increase
3ur political power, under the three-fifths rule
)f representation. It is worthy of remark,
that if this were an object worthy of consid
:-ration, in connexion with ,thik question, it
must appear to be one consistent with the
Lrue interests of slavery, regarded as proper
tWe would not destroy the institution,
L a valuable domestic relation, for the vain
purpose of gaining political strength. For
hlen the very motive and endi of the equili
)rium of power sought to be attained, will
iave been defiated by that suicidal course.
But is there any hope of gaining strength
mtingh from such a source, to cape with the
nigration to the free States, and the ratio of
Aheir natural increase, when we consider that
bey have about double the population that
ve have, including our slaves, without trans
erring to the South, Africa itself? The
usober of negroes it would take to put uF
mi an equality with the representative power
if the free States in Congress, and in the
ilectoral colleges, upon the three-fifths rule,
md to keep up that equality against the
,rowing accesAion of free States, and the in
rease of their population, would be incalru
able. Of all the plans to create and main
ain an equilibrium, this seems to me the
east feasible. Indeed, I have no hope of
eeing an equilibrium restored by tiis or aiy
ither means. la the Senate, where we kave
iiiirincil our strength as a ection until
'euetly, we can only gain by the a1mission
if Slave States; and tbat sems to be it fur
ortn hotpe. [t-is extremely doihtful whetber
ve can succeed in piaoting slavery ii any
aw territory et to bevciome a State. And,
vitether it is to go there or not, cannot ie
[Jude to depend upon the que.ntion of re-open
ng the African Slave Trade. Other causes,
>esides the number of our slaves, will con
rol that result. It was not the scarcity of
our negroes which deprived is of California
nd Kansas. Tnere are causes in operation
gainst us which, I fear, no increase of ne
;rues could counteract. If we had had euough
if white men -In K'nsase'fnm tim tilmrtr,vie
night have gained that territory. But no
timber of negroes could have saved it to us.
o it will he in the set I lement and adnmision
if the other territortes. If we are wanting
u voting population, all the negroes we could
mport could not aid us in gaining another
state to the Sonith. Negroes do not strengthen
mor representation in territorial legislatures.
or in Conventiotis to frame State CGn-tito
ouns; nor do, they help us in popular votes of
*jeuction tic r.tfi.tation. The contest be
weeu tihe N.'rtu and the Souith, on tim slave
-y qestion, ia practilly transfr-rred to the
heatre of the new territorv itsel;. The ex
:itiemnt growing out of it., aid connected
rith it, iinds vent tand exhib~ition in Cotngress
mud in the open field of tue general elections;
aut the real coutest is in the territories. It
ras upon that th-atre that we hiave recently
seen defeated--andI upon .the principle of
>upular sove'reignuty, engraftted of late years
.ipon our territorial puolicy, the real contest
ivill always be in the territory. If there
yere ten tmillions of negroes, instead of three
iud a half or fo.ur, they would he no more
upt thian at present to be taken into a terrn
-ory in whien a contest was raing like that
vbicb ha-s been kept up in Kansas; and if
;hey weio taken there, and the Northern
apulilationi overpowered the Southern in the
.ertitory, ini the tformation of its domnestic in
ititionms, it won'd be a di.st rous result. to
;hose who haud taken them. The migration
>f the Northern population into thme new ter
-itories cannot be prevented nor checked. It
.3 not done by the agency of the government
-consegnently we canno'; make war on the
governmtient to " resist"~ it. Emnigration Aid
:Societies, anid all the means etnployed of late
rears, to piomotte and stimulate the migration
if Northern ihabtitanuts ito the new terri
ories, ate fore-ver outsidle of the pale of gov
~ramenud e- umt.rol. 'Thmy cannt. lbe reached
uy any monv.e on the floor1s of Conugreas, or
nyimove lby thle States of the S.u h. They
ire indlependlent otf thze faivorn or encurange
'nent of th~e govertmneint, and eqgially so of
*a opositio to their plans. Theiuy beat us
apo our own ground-they take us upon
sm~-interventioin and popular sovereignty
,tself, and beat us by the overpowering in
duence of emiigr'ation. Its sources are ineLX
Saustble, and the causes which stlimulaste it
MyondI the. reach of human preveullon, The
i~uut1y ofC tutr pni!ioo-.the ntuIcqu1egl.
i!lgh value of th r 4 'i-..u clieapnousqm md
rlcich'e~ of the wild hteds of the Wet
their peculiair adnytation to the prodnuctin of
:ereld.s, ,ind the fatneus of their pastur.age for
:attie andl stouck-indleed, their bountihinnss
>l aul lie richt eleimnts of supp~ly and main
itnnce l:,r a linnigty oltzion-iu:I i hede
lupel tuniwardl ite tile of tree soil empirev.
fte inuctreve iof ne-gres is a poor'i expteiltin
o stuy tiiat tidle. It is a remnedy whtioh
vonlal never reach the fiu-uhI sources of their
There is a very apposite vIew of thi4 point
:o be considered.,I is a view which p resents
:o the mind a danger that, in.,tead of adding
o our political strength, this policy would
v'enken it. Weaken it at home, in the.-trength
:o defend this institution and our firesides,
vhen the w ar of abolition acgression shall
ec brought within our biotrders, if it ever
bhouldl be. It is a well known fact that, in
2ieorgia, those counties which embrace the
iest landh-s for slave laboir, andI where slaves
iato accnmnihated in the greatest numbers,
,ave diminished in white lH~gihtatnion in pro
,ortion as they' have become pipilited wvith
slaves. This has occurrodlby a process which
s easily understood. A slaveholder is comi
>elled, as he grows richer, to extend his pos
essions. ie must, therefore, buy out the
1mall farmers around hium, and they must,
lmigrate. In this way, the wealthier por
ions of Georgia have greatly diminished in
~otiug population, and in that element of
trength, upon which alone we could rely forn
he capability of coping with the North'in
nigration to the territories-or for defence
it home. There may be some portions of
his State in the South and South West,
rhere emigration is tending on account of
he cheapness of lands and the undeveloped
itate of the country-se that as yet this re
ult has not manifested itself so clearly. But
ook at the black belt, as it has been called,
>f Middle Georgia. In the counties of G*reene1
[hneock. Jasnr., Jones. Morgan. or,
Putnam, Baldwin and some others, it wil
be seen by the census that the negro popula
tion is much greater than that of the whites.
In some of these it is more than double. In
the richer portions of Alabama the same re
sult is found to exits. In the counties of Ma.
con, Monteomery, Lowndes, Dallas, Greene,
Marengo, Midiion, Perry, Sumter, Wilcox
and others, the negro population is vastly in
the ascendant as to numbers. In gve or six
of these it is double, and in several it is
within a fraction of being three, times as
In South Carolina, it is likewise the case
In such Districts as Abbeville, Beaufort, Char.
leston, Colleton, Edgefleld, Fairlield, Orange
burg, Richland, Sumter and others. Indeed,
in all the older portions of the Slave States,
where these causes have had their due effect,
and in the richer regions adapted to slave la
bor, this same result has been manifested.
Now, is it riot to be inferred that in all the
richer regions of country adapted to slave
labor, in the entire South, when time ahall
have developed the full operation of these
same causes, the same results will follow ?
And in this way, is it not easy to perceive
that the increase of negro laborers in the
great cotton region, where slavery must ever
be chiefly confined, will diminish the number
of the white inhabitants of that region, and
in that way, instead of adding strength, great
ly weaken it? Neither would this result be
calculated to widen the basis of slavery by
introducing it into the possebion or the poorer
class. The effect of such expansion of slave
ry as I have described, is to drive out that
class. So that, in this view as well as in
every other that I am able to take of this
measuri,seein to defeat and -render more hope
less the very objects they profess to have in
There is another effect which this mode of
increasing our political power inny have upon
the institution of shvery. A-4 slavcs are in
cIcased, there will he a growing necessity
aid tendency to force slave labor out of its
legitimate fields, and bring it into competition
wtih the labor of the non-slaveholding por
tion of thefouth. The province.of slave la
bor lies appropriately in the culture of cot
ton and sugar, hemp, rice and tobacco. I
have opoken principally of cotton in this es
say-because it is the most important * Now
I should regard that contr..ct with other a
bor, which would be the effect of an enlarge
ment of the sphere of its employment, as
anything but calculated to enlist the non
slaveholding population in its interest, or to
add to tile strength of their devotion to it.
It was urged as a motive for re-opening this
trafiic, by the authors of the Report already
alluded to, that it would lei d to a develop
ment of tue arts-hy this very mrani, that
slave labor would flow into other ciamenli of
in:ii-try. I think it was contended that the
m-eru would make the fine.t "inanipulatist
in t .e worl.l," becaue.he was naturally the
greatest 110.>, or, to use the language of the
wri:er, "be -auseof his common asence from
reflectinn." Of that kind of talent the coun
try is n t entirely dtstitute.
Now, if the state of fechng in this large
class of non.slavehalbhiig iaborers is such as
this Report represents it-which I do niot by
any mcans admit or t'v-ifd n t
tme impolicy-of..ainees s ubili 4eed~
ever so remotely t a that resujlt. The leport
says-" there are large classes of persons who
tiave to make their own bread with their own
andsi, and these are distinctly conscious that
there -is a ditfEreince between white and slave
labor. They sond that consciouacess into
Legislatures of their several States, and in
South Carolina ilone, perhaps oif all the.
Southern States, where there is an excess of
one hundred thousand slaves, it is safe to hold
that. there is and ought to bo no differeice, and
that it is not politic and is not pruper to re.
strict the slavo to such a range of occupations
as will keelp hinm out of competition with th
white man." Now, if the ha'f of this is halt
true, it shows the great necessit~y of keep.ing
slave labor within its appropriate channiels.
For auy policy calculated to rouse the dormant
elemient of opposition to the institution in the
very bosom of the South-which the writer
here very dlistincetly enough defines and de
elares does exist-would surely not be a meas
ure of advantage to the cause. Without en
dorsing a syllable of wvhat is said in reference
to that class by the author, I oppose this poli
cy, because it will force upon that class tuat
contract and competition with the labor of
the slave which is in itself, as the experience
of other States shows, welcalculated to en
erate atid develope th~st very state of feeling
whlich is here attributed to thema. In other
,vtirds, the tetndency wo Id be t.J make eue
miiei insteadi of friends to the institution even
in the heart o~f the South. It can never be
possible fur all the people of the South to be.
come slaveholders. All cannot be capitalists.
even with the sparsity of our population, much
less so at a future day when population shall
lie greater. The disproportion of these classes
is now amazingly great in every Southern
State, and I desire to see no measure set on
toot, and no policy inaugurated, that will in- :
volve the perilous risk of~ a confichit of-interest
or opinion betweeni them. As it is now, with
slavery chie~fly continted to these agricultural
staphles, and highly p)rofitab~le in itself, it does,
nut cmie ini competition with the labor of the
white manx-but rather has a tendency to en
hance the general price of labor in the coun
try. I desire no change-no innovation upon
this state oft things. I want no new applica
tions of slave labor, no diversions from its
natural channels. Upon this train of thought
much might be said-hut there are some points
uin which it is perhaps wiser tu reflect than to
writ.. 4i is well knowar th at ibis vary ques
tion ci' co.upetitki o ei abor hiat hiithmerto been
tie seern: sprinig by wihh aibolition mtove.
mentts have benx igiinated and p'ropelled,
and addressing itself, as it dloes, to the natu
rni prejudice hn-tweent classes of societyanid
radecs ot condiionl, is at on'ce the mn~fst casily
orunght inito actioni and the must ditlicult to
allav. It is this .wnisit ive chtord that hats been
tom'-h.ed by imzpions an deigninmir hands, in
such Slav. St ates aus I)elawarea and Maryland,
Kentucky and Missouri, and the result has
been, to three upon society there that unholy
strife which shouldi have been kept forever be
tween the distant sections.
Indeed, the very agitation of this policy by
its movers and advocates, particularly if it
becomes an instrument in the hands of par
ties-of which I (do not deny that there is
nmuch danger--may have a tendency to) devel
ope this jealonsy, and after~ a contest is one
openly made and all the passions of~ opposi
tion to the movement are developed and drawn
ont, as they will be whenever the issue of an
election is made to turn upon it, it will be an
easy tranisition, for that whonle pr.-.judlice to he
turnedi against slavery it~elf. The experience
ot party strife in this country has pr.>ven that
there is no spring of passioni or je-alousy-:mo
vulgar prejudice in classes of society or con
dition of life-no latent element of discord
in the mass of the voting population, which
designing partisans will not touch and move
upon when the issues of victory and defeat
can bo affected thereby.
*Nor.-The proportion of our slaves employ
d in the culture of Cotton is nearly 73 por cent.
The balance being distributed among the other
staples above mentioned.
A young woman of the tribe of the Old
town Indians the other day in the ears, was
aked by a rowdy if she would not like 'to
marry a white man. "No," was her - reply,
" because good white men dos not want to
marry meand poor scamps like you I won't
imato ha-e~ ine n -ha mxr tianm
From the Darington Flag.
Slaves Hiring their Own Time.
The Columbia Bulletin, referring to the
practise of allowing slaves to hire their own
time and to the many evils which result
therefrom, uses the following language:
"Despite the laws of the land forbiding,
under a penalty, the hiring of their time by
slaves, it is much to be reretted that the
pernicious practice still exists. Not a few
who profess to be law-abiding citizens, and
are loud in their denunciation of transgreiaors,
are knowingly, constantly violating a law in.
tended to promote the interests of the com
munity,. protect the rights of masters, and
guard our slaves against evil. It Is difficuls
to find a reason for such indifference to the
requirements of wholesome legislation; it
would seem +.hat every consideration of policy
would demand its rigid observance, and that
instead of being regarded as a ueless restraint
upon the master in the use of his property, it
would receive that respect which its wise
provisions entitle it."
The law forbidding the hiring of his own
time by a slave, is certainly founded in vis.
dom, for whose good in part, the- raw was
enacted, should exhibit such an utter disre
gard for its provisions. It is more to be re
gretted, however, that these constant- and
open violations of a well known law, should '
be allowed to go "unwhipped of justice.",
Offences of a minor character are zealouly
hunted out, and the offenders are dragged to
the court room to answer for their conduct,
while other violations of the law, the one to
which we are now alluding, standing among
the chief, are openly committed, and, being
winked at, the bola offenders stand justified
in the sight of the conmunity.
Negroes are not, itturally, fond of work,
and if allowed to wander from place to place
in search of occupation, being only required'
to make weekly or monthly returns to t.heir
owners, we need not be surprissd if in order
to meet these requirements, they resort to
dishonest means. In our own community we
have illustrations of the truth of this asser
tion. Here we see, daily, negroes who ae
known to have to pay large wages to their
masters who are seldom or never seen work
ing at their several trades; on the contrary,
able bodied carpenters are seen, continually,
hawking fruits and fish about our streets.
This state of things is ruinous to the negro .,
as well as injurious to the community ; they
are too often the agents of dishonest white
men, who, being afraid to carry on their ne
farious traffic in their own persons, find ready
and willing agents in these idle and unre
trained negroes; and thus may we account
in a measure, for the ready access which our
slaves have tio the whisky bottle; for these
emissaries of the grogeries can move amony
them without suspicion and continue to sell
to them, for a length of time, without detec
tion. Are we not right in this matter? We
put it to our readers to say if their minus
have not already fixed upon one or more of
these privileged negroes, whose income does
not depend upon honest labor, but, ra& is.
derived from such sources as we have n
The violation of this law works not only a
moral injury to the negro and to the Plav
portioa6f te 0dinmity, but is.tlso *ork -
a: vA Y~na- -A inai4s A
too much respect fot the law, aid revru. a
the well being of the community to allow
them to hire their time, or, in other words,
w sell them their freedom. For the negroei
owho, outside of and beyond their trade, have
.o many other sources of income, can of ne.
:esity, when inclined to work, sell their
labor cheaper than the master can afford to
ell that of his negro, who is kept under his
irection and control. it i.s unjust and in
Irious to the white mechanic who cannot
-ompete wit h those whoie expenses are de
rayed by dishonest means, and who are al
rays ready to underbid them for any piece
f work to be performed.
Another effect of the continued violation of
his law is apparent in the impudence and in
lependence of the negro mechanics. They
onstitute a colored aristocracy, and while
they lord it over other negroes they seem to
think themnselves just about as rtespectable
s the whites around them. We need not
dwell upon this point, it is enough that we
state it. in order to convince our readers of
WVac then shall we do to check this evil
and put a stop to this open violation of a
known law?7 We suggeat to the police of
our town and the patrol~ throughout the dis
trict, to pay no regard to monthly passes au
thorizing negroes to pass and repass without
stating distinctly the points to and from
which they are permitted to go and return,
but to treat negroes travelling with such
tickets as though they had none at all. We
would suggest further, the strict enforcement
of the town ordinance, now of force, in our
town; let all negroes found hiring their own
time, be arrested and properly punished;I but.
above all, let us see to it that the owners are
indicted for the violation of the law. In this
way, and in this way alone, can we check
the evil, and rid our community of a set of
colored rascals, whose villainy is only equalled
by that of the white men who have seduced
tem from a course of honesty and sobriety.
If this cannot be done let the law be repealed
ad let us either quietly submit to the wrongs
which we now suffer, or take the necessary
steps for our individual protection.
Mla'mcu A A FUUrAi.-Abou~t the end of
last month thme following singular misiske waq
made mat Dole, France:
" Two persons hmad died at the hospital of
that towm, atml were to b~e buried at the *a~it
utime. The~ de cse were a-younig girl and a
s.ldler of thne gmarrlson. Jiatt cofiun beinzg
pliu-cd alomngide of each other, they were so
confounded that the girl was accompanied to
her lost home hy a platoon of dragoons, witl.
militarly honors,'while theyoumng soldier, cover
with a whmite pall oit ilowers, pious emblems e.
purity anel innoenue, was borne on four fems
nies hioublelrs, and followed by a procession i.
yong girls reciting prayeis."
SPOR TING INTELLIOENC.-We learn II'ot
the N. 0. Picayune, that a match has hee.m
losed, fur $20,000 (10,000 a aide,) distanc"
four miles, and repeat weIghts for age, hala
forfeit bet ween Nicholas the I., owned by M.
Hunter, of New York3 and Tar River, the
recent champion of the Washington Cous'.
Charleston, S. C., owned by Mr. Rare, oft
Vrginia. The race to come off in the course
of this spring or the ensuing summer, over
the Fashion Course.
Ex-PaassiNr Pizace.--It having been
charged thmat this gentleman, now absent he.
Europe, was anxious to secure the democratic
nomination for the presidency,hbe has written
a letter to a friend in Boston, In which he
declares that under no possible circumstance
will he again prit the use of his name ham
connection wit any public office.
CunA.-An intelligent gentleman of thI
city, says the Richmond Dispatch .recently
from Havana, where he has bee spendin,
some months, informs us that, except among ai
few persons engaged in the Amenican trade,
the opposition to fillibustersis and annexation
is universal. :They-have no more desire to bei
annexed to the.United States iss oe sans
has to be annexed to Spain. Ofag o
t-:- .ountry, fhe'South is'the very aag.