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From the 4ugusta Constitutionalist.
Beech Island Planters' Club--The Re
opening of the Slave Trade.
MR. EDITOR :-You are aware of the exis
tence of a somewhat distinguished Planters'
Club in South Carolina, whose Club'House is
on Beech Island, at which the members of
the association meet, on the first Saturday of
every month, for the discussion of agricultu
ral subjects, and to enjoy a good socird din
ner. Sharing in the proverbial hospitality of
this Club, and having been interested in its
debates of the question, " How will the re
opening of the African slave trade affect the
agricultural interest of the South," it occurs
to me that s-'me account of the same will be
acceptable to your readers.
By previous appointment, Mr. William
Gregg opened the discussion. Mr. G. is too
well known, as an able and sound man, for
any to doubt that his speech on the occasion,
against the bringing of more negroes from
Africa, was instructive and worth hearing.
ie showed the absurdity of attempting by
this means to equalize the population or po
litical power between the South and the
North. He explained in what way he thought
the re-opening of the slave trade would re
duce the price of cotton to the injury of the
planting interest, and also seriously depricata
the market value of slaves to the prejudice of
all that own them.
Senator Hammond followed i a s:eech of
greater length, on the same sidie f the.- ques
tion. le spoke with unusual zeal and ear
nestness, and indulged pretty freely in epi
thets and rhetoric. He said that the slave
trade agitation is calculated to strengthen
the anti-slavery feeling and political power
at the North, and electa man President whose
policy and administration would be most hos
tile to the Suth ; and that no Sont liern State
would go for .,ce--ion on the Arinu -lave
. trade issues. The conummi:.u.n :i
scheme would reduce ther:
two hundred dollars a 1w_-.'. .i -n
four cents a pound.
That while the people of t'& North and of
Great Britain might not be unwilling to see
both cotton and slaves reduced in price, for
moral and political reasons, they w.uld n-ver
approve of the conveyance of p.-rons wtio
are slaves in Africa to the cotton fields of
the Southern States.
In poiuting out the horrors of " the middle
passage," he said that an average of seven or
eight murders were committed for every slave
delivered in America, and very adroitly as
sumed that all the crimes that ever attended
" this infamous traffic," will necessarily attach
to it so long as negroes are brought to this
country, no matter under what laws or regu
lations they come.
Dr. Bradford spoko in reply to the two
gentlemen who preceded him. He called at
tention to the rude and limited agriculture
of the aborigines of this continent to the
rlanters who succeeded them, and felt that
their mission was to belt the forest, clean out
the undergrowth, and scratch the virgin soil
with the narrow bull tongue and scooter until
its humus was consumed by continued crop
ping, and the land exhausted for planting pur
poses. This system of tillage requires little
labor for the surface gone over, as it makes
no restitution to arated field.. After the
primitive and scourging planter has emigrated
est in pursuit of fresh laads there follows
a class of cultivators who wisely unite plant
ing and farming it.dustry, and manure all the
ground they cultivate.
Their system is more thoughtful and civil
ized, and by feeding the land and plowing
deep involves the necessity of having to the
one hundred acres two or three three times
more laborers than is needed in the wearing
out practice by planters who regard dung
heaps as a nuisance. As the speaker did not
wish to see the soil of South Corolina wholly
exhausted, and the State deserted, and inas
much as a supply of farm laborers cannot be
had from any other source he was in davor of
bringing them from Africa. There was an
underground rail road used for transporting
stolen negroes from the South to Canada, and
it was but natural that there should be opened
a sub-marine rail road to make good the loss
by bringing slaves from Africa to the South.
Other gentlemen addressed the Club, but
nothing of interest was elicited before ad
journment for dinner. Unlike many Military
and Fire Companies, Lodges and other As
sociations, this Agricultural Club treats its
members with nothing stronger than pure'
spring water cooled with ice-a practice high
The dinner was abundant and every way
satisfactory. After its discussion, the meet
ing was called to order, and Dr. Lee invited
to express his views on the subject under
consideration. He commenced by calling at
tention to the remarks of Mr. Edmund Ruf
fin, of Virginia, in the Southern Planter, pub
lished at Richmond. Mr. Ruffi:', he said, was
the author of an able work on Calcareous
Manures, published some thirty years ago
and became so distinguished for his study
and practice of impoved agriculture, and for
his writings on the subject, that South Caro
lina employed him to make an agricultural
survey of the State. In the Planter for Au
gust, 1859, Mr. 1.sy:" At th rsn
high prices of slaves, no one can afford to
an.ake new and complete agricultural improve..
mnents. Not such case has occurred, within
mny knowledge, for the last two years. It is
o.nly in cases of already established and suc
cessful farmers who, needing more slaves thani
they h tore owned, buy a few more to .upply
great deficiencies of labor, and prevent great
" But even such men as these doi not, and
cannot profitably buy half . mmr my sh:.ves as
they greatly need for their laior, nu as the
would buy if at muclh lowcr prices. EConse
quently, 'the general hotme wa'nt for labor i-.
greater than woul.l be supphled bv all the nait
ural increase of our slates an ithe homite de
mnand is almost nothmng comnpared wit I t 0
southern deimnd for our slatves." lie .:y
that " the annual draft an.1 deportuii..n :Ion
made on our stock in slaves great ly exceed ini
number all the increee in Virgrinia by pro
creation. TLmhs loss must continually increase
with the potency of the producing cau-es. and
with increasing rapidity ; anid sooner or later
the operation must remove .so many slaves as
necessarily to destroy the institution of ntegro
.-lavery in Virgitnia."
Until quite recently, said Dr.- L.. the annu-.
al increase of slaves, by birt us, in all thie bor
dler slave States, was greater th n the number
~..dd into the cotton growing State.- added to
11he loss by absconding to the North. Now,
however, the case is not so. The loss in the
aggregate exceeds the gain and a rapidly
uigmenting white laboring population, ac
.-mpanied by a dlecrease of slaves, will soon
tr~ansform Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Ken
nicky and Missouri into free States, unless
tmoey can be permitted to retain their natural
icrease of servants for the cultivation and
i rovement of their own soil. Dr. Lee
e dled attention to the statements of Mr.
If arper, in his able essay against re-opening
the slave trade, where he admits that the
natural course of events, the States above
nanmed, are destined to become, at no distant
day, non-slave holding States. While gen
lemen oi the highest intelligence and unques
tioned fidelity to Southern interests, are.th~is
ca.rving out five free States in Southern Ter
ritory, and while they would prohibit forever
he importation of more negroes from Africa,
'4 have sought in vain," said Dr. Lee, "for
ay other available source from which to draw
agricultural laborers for the South."
We have some seven hundred thousand
s tuare miles of territory now wholly unim
proved in the planting States, for which we
1:are no earthly use, unless we can procure
lauborers from abroad to render it productive
of wealth and human enjoyment. Let gentle
men meet this great agricultural question
fairly and plainly, and tell us where the opera
tives are to come from who are to rejuvenate
and make fertile all the old fields in the sunny
South ? From what country, near or remote,
are immigrants to arrive who will drain our
millions of acres of pestilent swamps, and
make grain aind cotton crops in our boundless
forests, both East and WVest of the Mississippi?
Dr. L. went into an historical atnd statistical
inquiry to prove that Africa is incapable of
supplying as many slaves as the agriculture
of the South will demand in the next quarter
of a century. He quoted from Bancroft's
History to s'iow that of the six hundred thou
sand and a fraction in the country in 1776,
only three- hundred~ th'ousand" had been im
ported. From other authors it was shown
tha from 1776 tonl1908. (thirty-tfwo yea
only thirty-three thousand were imported.
This is only a fraction over an average of one
thousand a year.
He quoted Dr. Bowen,. now in Africa, to
prove that the number taken to Brazil of leiss
than an average of. fifty thousand per annum
for five years, greatly reduced the number of
negroes in the territory that supplies slaves.
It is very sparsely populated, consi'ered-as a
whole, and never has, and never can, supply
a large surplus number of inhabitants. T he
utmost number that can be expected to arrive
in the South for a series of years, is fifty
thousand a year; whereas Europe, with its
nearly three hundred million souls, can spare
us three hundred thousand whites a year.
Dr. L. cited the report of the Commissioners
of Emigration, recently made to parliament,
to show that over twenty-three thousand Irish
emigrants had returned to Ireland in the last
year, over eighteen thousand of whom were
from America. This fact shows the large de
mand for laborers in the most prolific human
hive the world has ever known. In the last
ten years this official report shows that Irish
men in this country sent home to their friends
fifty million dollars-a sum only one-tenth as
large as that of the wealth created. by ihem by
Is it not something that our country has
gained five hundred million dollars in ten years
by the honest toil of persons born in Ireland ?
Is it not more that we have gained, but near
yv all at the North, three times five hundred
million doilars by die labor-of a three times
larger industrial lorce, ivhich was born in Ger
Senator Hammond says that twenty-fisve
dollars will bring a negro most comfortably
from his master in Africa, to his master in
South Carolina. GrAtt it. And does not
this fact prove that if per chance yon ever
g.:t too tmaniy slu-es fr:,m Africa, the negro
that earns tea dollar anonth, will put into
di .: w -i of z:~i ,.nr in two nibs and a
-- y-: li- c:C1-d to send imn back to
. wir ui:m than he was when he left
the land of his nativity? Do you not see
in the ease and safety' with which laboring
people from Europe return to their native
country, that negroes will work their pas
sage back to Africa, or to Central or South
America, with the utmost facility ?
Why should we ignore the great and grow
ing advantages of commerce when they are
pateit to al? Commerce creates the demand
for more laborers to produce all commercial
articles, corn and wheat and meat, as well
as cotton and rice and tobacco, in the plant
ing States; and commerce will ere long bring
us the laborers we so much need.
Mr. Yeadon, of the Charleston Courier,
followed Dr. Le iii an able and lucid argu
meut against he re-openiug of the slave
trade. I will not attempt to state the points
he made, for fear of doing him injustice. He
was followed by Mr. Jackson, of this city, in
favor of the trade. His remarks were well
considered and effective; but the evening was
too much consumed by previous speakers to
give Mr. J. an opportunity to develope his
views, and correct the assumed eirors of . is
able opponents. The debate was no, closed,
and no vote was taken. Good feeling pre
dominated, and the subject will p -obably
have one or more discussiouis before the club.
ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1859.
.i0 Don't fail to read the poetic effusion of our
new correspondent" 1KATE B. T."
MiD- The clever communication of " Lucy
LAvENDER" to "Maidens und Iuec," will appear
next week without fail.
We are authorised to announce that Jons L.
Annisoy. Esqj., has been appointed by his Excel
lency, Guy. Gas?, Magistrate for this Village, vice
J.fis. A. Dozisn, Esq., resigned.
We would intormn our ucitizens h. w~l.-' '
Piano (or othor Musical instruments) tuned or re
paired that Mr. A. J. BULKCELEY, Piano-maker,
from New York, is here, and has already repaired
two old pianos for Mr. J. It. Gw.tysta.
Persons desiring his services would do well to
ell at the Seminary and examuiue foir themselves.
Mr. EB:LKELEY, may .be found at the "&ududa
House" for several days.
That the meeting of the Literary Club wvill take
place in the Court House on Saturdny evening, at
andle light, and the lectures and addrosses of
Messrs. Ants, A ans and Youycar~ooo, will be
lelivered as soon thereafter, as a sutlicient audi.
nce shalt have assemnbledl.
The Baptist Association.
This 15ody assemnbled on Saturday last at the
Mt. Tabor Church in this vicinity. The delegt
ions froma the Churchbes were large. The atten
dance of the people was full upon Saturday, and
iumense on the Lord's Day. Itev. .f. M. Cuil.Es
iresided as Moderator with his accustomed ur
anity aned preion. Mr. .IARs. II. Miss was
tleted Clerk sod discharged the duties of that
ui.e most etficiently. The utost harmnony lpre.
vouLd in the body, containing as it did much of
the best toug nnd inmtligence of Edgefield District.
The Baptists may welt congratulate themselves
upon iher poe for good ina this part of the
Gr1 Mrai Yineyardl. Their responusibility is~
iimmieasutratn with their scopec and influenc e.
That they wiil meet it faithfully underc the blessing
af Almoighaty G.'d, na one can dounbt who witnessed
thesaol-.:a::i:y andl earnestness of purpo-e muani
r. i :.t As''eiantionel Couvaaention.
Mr. Boyce's Speech.
We ask uttenttion to the speech of Hion. W. W.l
BoveE, which we publish elsewhere. The wisdom
af noderaition in the present prosecution of South
cr11 interests, is clearly and forcibly sot forth by
the speaker :andl the limit to Southern forhearance
is also exiplicitly statedl. This last will be n mat-t
ter fur eensidlertionm when the occasion shall iirice.
t is not to be treated as a foregmne conclusion:;
or, except to a very limited extent the people of
the South have not weighed the point, much lesS
lecidled it. ]3at for all pratical pupoe af pre
sent policy, Mr. BoCes strikes out the only wi ise
:ourse, and the only course consonant with the
uondition of public sentinmeuat. It is this very
policy which the ,lelrrtier has persistently kept
1 view in all it has said of Senator ]Dorot.ss.
his same puhry,~ still admonishes us to cautio~n
the State nut to coummit herself too far in that
ire ction. Let us remain silent and be guided by
We are reqtuestead to atnnounce that the Rev.
L2. R.GUwaLYrsE will preach at Pitne Pleasant on
Monday after the first Sundlay in October ntext,
if not Providentially prevented; and imay continue
the meeting for several days.
Pelletier & Co.
Notice the newv advertisement of Messrs. PaL.
ETttn & Co. Mr. PELLETISEn, an excellent D)rug
ist, and a young mann of gooad taste and judlg
inent, has recently returned from New York with
a most rare and superb Stock of Drugs, Medicines,
ils, Paints, &tc. Whilst their stock of Perfumne
ry, Pomatums, Soap, Brushes, Fancy articles, &c.,
hallnges comparison. We know what we stny,
because we have looked through this assortument;
and would advise ladies and gentlemen visitinag
Iamburg to give this House a trial before crossing
The reports from the Texas crops are still flat
tering. A letter from Grimes county to an ex
tan~e, has the following statenment:
" Crops in this section are fine. The cotton
ields are whitenaing with an abunadanot haurvest;
picking has commenced in earnest, and should fa
rsrable circumstances parevail, beautifual will lbe the
ield. This is emphatically a farming country;
the extensive upland prairies being fertilo and
any of theta highly improved-ntot mao liable to
lisastrous drouths as some of the western counties,
hih have however many charms that this has
pi~ The anticipated - public dinner .toSenator
Chesnt, will be given by the citizens of Kershaw
The Steamship " Ocean Queete has arrived with
Liverpool dates to the 31st August.
There are no features of unusual interest report
ed by this arrival. Nothing of importance was
known in regard to the proceedings of:the Zurich
The sales of cotton for the three days previous
to the leaving of the " Occan Queen" were 23,000
bales, of which speculators took 2,500 bales, and
exporters 2,500 bales. The market was firm, and
generally closed with an advancing tendency.
The quotations were. for Middling Orleans 7 1-]Od,
and for Middling Uplands 6 M3-16d.
Breadstuffs were dull; and perovisions had a de
Consols were quoted at 95i (; .51.
By the "Eur op" which hrings Liverpool In
telligence to the 27th tilt.. we gather the following
news of.general importance.
Sardinia refuses ti accede, even conditionally,
to the annexation of the Duchies, without consult
ing other powers, partcularly France.
The Italians maintain a firm attitude in regard
to their national Independence.
The harvest was almost completed.
The London Advertiser'e Paris correspondent
says: The French Minister of Marine has ordered
fifty transports capablo of containing one hundred
thousand troops, to rendevous opposite Dover by
the first of the ensuing year; and the correspon
dent further says, that the fact has been telegraph
ed to the English government.
The Assembly at .Modena have confirmed the
Dietatorship of Farini..
The Charleston Courier.
The Savannah (Ga.) Republeran, of Sept. 9th,
aluding to our Charleston cotemporary, says:
" The prnprietors of this venerable and excel
lent paper, give notice that they will soon issue
it in entirely now, type, and greatly enlarged in
size. They are also about to add another and
faster press to their supply of machinery, in order
to get off their large circulati in time for the
mails. The Cour;rr has won distinguished success,
and we take pleasure in adding that it deserves it."
We take particularly pleasure in endorsing the
above truthtal allusion to this popular and most
Thi Courier, here as elsewhere, stands high as a
reliable commercial journal, and is always sought
after as medium though which to obtain the latest
and most interesting intelligence. The Courier
merits great success, and we are glad to know is
receiving its due to a most liberal extent.
0 It is understood at Washington that our
government will make no compromise in regard
to the Island of San Juan, believing it unequivo
cally the property of the United States.
pa Advices from Arizona have been received
at St. Louis, that state that Sonora and hichun
hua, are about to declare their independence
General Pesquiera at their head. There has been
a large amount of ammunition and arms lately re
ceived, and the army has been increased to three
gWP From the 6th of July to the 1st instant,
9692 dogs and 387 purlies (quadrupedal) were
killed officially in New York at the cost of $5,256.
-go- The London Field says it calculated that
Mr. Ten Broeck is a richer man by E40,000 than
he was when he landed on these hospitable shores
ggr It is a beautiful custom in some Oriental
lands to leave untouched the fruits that are shaken
from the trees 'oy the wind; these being regarded
as sacred to the poor and the stranger.
lTD- There are fifteen daily papers, eight semi
weekly, eleven semi-monthly, thirty-nine monthly,
and one hundred and eight weekly, printed in the .
city of New York.
p!! It has been inferred that Dryden wa:'a't
opposed to sherry coblers, from the remark he
once made-" Straws may be made the instru
ments of happiness."
p0- Ju Mitebel, late of the Southern Citizea,
has, it is stated, gone to~ Africa after a cargo of
ton road by an elderly mati with a small bottlo of
gin in his hand. " Pray, sir, I beg your pardon,
is this the way to the poor-house ?'" John gave
him a look of elerical diguity, and, pointing to the
bottle, very gravely said : "Nu sir, but that is !"'
pa If you desire to enjoy. lire, avoid uapune
tual people. They impede business and poison
pleasure. Make it a rule, not only to be punc
tual, but a little beforehand.
gg " I say, Sambo, can you answer dis conun
derfum: Suppusin' I gib you a I bottle of whisky,
corked, shut wid a cork; how woubul you get de
whi.ky out widout pullin' de cork, or b~reakin' de
bottle ?' " I gives dat utp.", " Why, putsh de
c.rk in. Yah, yah!"'
pD The .Iurnial anys, Loui.s Paul.sen, the cule
~rated cees pl~yer,.is about tacking his departure
from that city toe New York, to challenge Morphly
toe a match gamie of chess.
p0 A young lawyer in Chicago was recently
tent to the Penitentiary In that city for ten ays
For the crime of stealing ten cents. Hie was
drunk at the time. He beegged of the Justice to
rparc him the dirgrace of imprisonment. hut hi,
tears were uinavaiiling. The young man is a grad
ute fromi Now Eneghaind College, and the son of
repetable pasrenats at the Easat.
gg Intelligence from the principal cotton coun
ties in Texus replresent the eropt as having been
greatly damnaged by drought.
:prd- B-shoap l~avis, of South Ciarolinne, has be
sme alnmost tutally blind. His gener:d health is,
however. good, und his vigorous muental faculties
gg' The V ieksblurg Sun. elf the~ Itth insatant.
sanounces the receipt ..flifty hle~s ofl new cotton
frome ne pcl:mnintion) on .the Yazeuo river. The
Letton is openting with extraordinary rn pidity.
**- The lrice ofI negroes in Rtichmnond (states
theI Dparch/) conutinues high, and the demand foir
themis unaha ted.. Good field bandls are worth
fromn I1400 to $1650,1 and other grades in propor
tion. A t such prices ass these very few persons in
Virgii~a can afford to emnploy shave lab~or.
pa- The Newr Orleans lDelta says, that Bob
larlan, the colored man who nercomcpanied Mr.
Ten roeck tie England, and is one of the best
race managers in the Uneitedt States, won $:I0,000O
'n the recent sucecesses of the American horses.
p A writer in the Galveston News nominates
Col. Louis T. WinFall as a c:adidate For the United
Stat~es Senate. His election would be jecyfully
hailed by the Southern Rights maen all over the
gg A young Tennessee girl recently married
ant entire s:rtager, allegiang that she would have
plenty of~ tim~e t-, becoame acquainted with bim aF
?g A gentleman in Pickenas District has been
Lfferedl fer sevenm negroes (two under 14 years of
age) the sum of $tI,U50 ! This is an average
$122,S5. The Staste is challenged to show higher
fa Feasr.--A killing frost fell in the "Glades,"
Randolpeh county, Vat., on Monday aight last, des
troying the late corn and utterly destroying the
po A letter from Hiavana says the African
slave trade is aourishing amazingly. A cargo of
SlO Bozales was lauded recently at a place called
aniza, not veary far from Sierra Morena; two other
bit smaller cargoes near Cardiunas, anud a fourth
cargo fronm a full rigged ship near Biahia Honda.
pa Ex-Senator Soule, of Louisiania, is said to
have recently declared, at Old Point Comfort, that,
From a intinmate knowledge of the Democracy of
thaLt State, among whoem he had recently mingled,
e was satisfies they would send to Charleston a
faTsFacts attending the expulsioni of Cap
tain Stone, with other Americans from Soenora,
have induced the government to send- vessels of
w.mr to Gunaymas and insist that thie rights of our
:itizens shall be respected. '
p- A new shtot gun has been perfected at Colt's
rmory, which, will probably be in market next
winter. It is made for'. five charges, on the re
rolver principle, and is loaded and firod with great
-pg Mr. Win. H. Wilson, late of the .Abeville
Independent Prres, has purchased th Wilkes
.Repulica'n, published at Washington, 0a He
'assumes control of the columns Editorially, and
judging from the number before us, the chances
arein favor of his making a good editor and an
interesting journal. To Win. Wileon,. Esq., -the
retiring editor, we bid farewell, with .thpe hopi
that success may attend him in his fiure efforts
be they what they may.
g ? Mr. Ten Booeck states in a private letter
addressed to a friend in Memphis, that his total
winninge, since his present sojouru in England,
have amounted to $440,000, to gain which he has
only risked $20,000.
g' The latest novelty is a dog, who has a
whistle growing on the end of his tail. He al
ways calls himself when wanted.
Seeking the Olive Branch.
But the dorefound no rert for tA sole
I sometimes dream of a cottage home
Far away in the dim Ideal,
With wreaths of rosesand bowers of shade,
Oh, I wish in my heart it were real.
There are gleams of sunshine along my path,
There are calms upon the billow,
But the "Home, sweet Home," I have never
Save in dreams that haunt my pillow.
If I pitch my tent by a fountain's brim
In the shade of the wilderness palm,
To lavo my temples and cool my tongue
As I muse in the noon-tide calm;
If I plant. me a vine on a sunny shore
And smile with the hopes I borrow,
The finger of Destiny startles my dream
And points far away on the morrow.
Then farewell to the Homesof the Tearful Land
Where the chill winds bleak are blowing,
For the Infinite Father giveth a Home
In the Land where we are going.
KATE B. T.
Sept. 6, 1359.
For the Advertiser.
The " Starr Hotel."
HAxBURC, Sept. 10th 1859.
Mr. EnIvOn: I was pleased to see that you had
given the above-named new and elegant establish
ment a favorable notice in yourlast issue. Favor
able, so far as it went. But, if you could see, and
be shown through the " Starr House" now, with
all its appointments complete, you would be pre'.
pared to speak still more favorably of it.
It has, as you remarked, "been recently re
newed, remodelled and thoroughly cleansed, from
basement to garret." But that is not all: it has
been refurnished throughout all its departments
*with new and splendidfurniture, not only sufficient
for all the comforts, but many of the elegancies of
a well fuanished private mansion.
But that is not all. The ruling Star, thatgoveras
and directs, a Star of the first magnitude, as a
Hotel keeper, at least, is Mrs. E. C. Siann, pro
prietress. To say she can keep a Hotel, woild
only be a superfluous repetition of what every
body says-from Maine to New Orleans. The
handsome Dining Room, handsomely furnished
the Ladies' Reception Room,-Gentlemen's Sitting
Room-and the Office, are all on the first floor.
Then, on the second floor, there is a Ladies' Parlor,
which it is perfectly refreshing to enter. And, in
addition to the bed rooms generally, (which areill
well furnished, and as clean, bright and sweet as a
new pin) there is an elegantly furnished Bridal
Chamber which, to look at, would seem to he al
most, if not quite, enough to tempt all the fusty
old Bachelors (like myself) in the country round
about, to get married and betake themselves to
the "Star Hotel," to spend the Hioneymoeon.
People of Edlgefleld, Barnwell, Abbeville and
other Districts of the State, who may have ocea
sion to visit Hamburg or its vicinity, try the
" Star Hotel" once, and if disappointed, and not
pleased, call on me to foot the bill.
Ex-President Pierce, ont his arrival at Bos
to, en the evening of the 27th ultimo, as
announrted by telegraph, was serenaded at
the Tremont House. A second despatch
gives the speech he delivered on the occasion,
whic-h will be found below :
I thank you cordially, gentlemen, for the
manifestation of your kindness which this
call implies. Alter an absence fromt our
shores mtuch wore protracted than 1 had an
ticipated when I left them, I found a degree
of satisfactiotn in agaiin planting my foot upon
New England soil quite unanticipated,. often
and earniestly as my heart has yearned for
home. Even in these past two years, many
changes have occurred, some of them national
i character, and bearing sorrow and profound
sense of loss threughout the land.
TYhe death of yonr neighbor and friend, the
statsman. orator atnd patriot, re-achled mec otn
the other side of the Atlantic hut a few days
previous to my embarkation. With all myI
sympathy with those who are bountd to htim,
by the dearest of earthly ties, and whose l.,st
is irreiparable, with all my htomage for his.
genius, that which I felt stirring at my hrart
with a warmer and deeper feeling thtan nll
besides, that which will cause his memory to I
be cherished by you ais Amnerictan citizens, be-t
gondl mere intellectual supertiority, is the fact
that his patriotismi was as steady, broad, and
glowing as his eloquence was brilliant, andi
his learnting varied and profond. 1
1 do naot, of course, mennm to speak the lan
gnage of eulogy, but I cannot consent to staund
befre you, in the pleasutre which I experienee
itt your kind greetinig. and in beitng thius -
midd that I haive a plaice int your persionail
regard which neither time nor absence is
likely to shatke. and seem for a moment to 1
forgt.t the great. loss which you especiatlly,
andl whiich the nation :s a whole, has sust-ain- i
ed in thne deatgt of Mr. Choate.
You do tnot., my friendrs, expect anthting
like a speech front me to-night, and if you (lid, 1
catnot fittitngly respond to that expec-tationi. I
You will he glad to know that the great object
of mty voyage to Madeira, and thenice to
Southern Europe, hits been partially realized.
For mnyse.lf, J have, during iny absence, foutnd . '
.nh to enjoy, and .1 will add, mutch to ad- 1
mire. But alter all I have comec haeck moore
thoroughly convinced than even before of the:
wisdom, strength, and duratbility of these itn
stitutions tunder which we live, and of the
Cottituion whit-I upholds thenm.
We have ito queistions of the balance of
power to cotn tinaly agitate anti disturb its.
We need not give ourself oite momenut's un- r
asitess about armnametits by sea or by land
ott the part of atty foreign power. Whether
these foreign armuameints be increased or
diiished-whtethter they are strotng or weak
-is to us, as a naion, a mantterofintdifferenuce.
With the greaut barrier of the Atlantic roll
ing between its and them, so long as we are
trte to ourselves, trute to our theory, true to
our honor and dignity, and just to them, theya
will have no motive, and let ine add, I be-t
lieve they will have no inclintation to itnterfere,e
even if they htad the- material might, with our
otward matrcht of peaceful prosperity. Wej,
have only to cultivate the peerless inlieritance
whihl, through the initerposition anid blessinag
of God, hats descended to us; to recognuise
and gratehilly ackniowledge His goodness; to
obey the laws, and first of all the fundamental I
law of the Itand, and we- catnnot fail to secure
an unchecked career of pervading, united
prosperity and happiness. I can e:;press noe
better wish for you ttnd for my counttry than,
that these may be your and her possessions. C
Renewitig to you, gent'einet, my grateful
acknowledgments, I bid you good night.
A MouAiuM F-D Sraibyxma11er.--The pro
digality of the Sultan is so great, that althouh
his civil list is 27,000,000 francs, the ninth of
te presengime amount toO00,000,000 frqnks.
As an example of his Majesty's extravagance, 11
it is stated that in 1858 hie borrowed 10,000,
000 franca, at 11 per cent., to pay for a fete
given to his two daughters.
ExcoMMUNcAE-Rev. W. W. Allen.
First Baptist Church, Keokuck, Iowa, was
excomunicated on the l1th inst. by a coun
cil of Baptist clergymen. Tlie charge againist I
him was that he was an advocate of "open F
communio," and had acted upon his views
by partaking of the sacrament of the Lord's
Supper ini another church, with persons who
ad nt ban immersed. .
LExvr.%wonTI, Monday, Sept. 5.-A colli
ion took place between the Republicans and
Diemocrata on Saturday night, when both
parties were having demonstraLions prior to
the municipal election to-day. The Republi
,ans held their mecting at the intersection of
two-streets, and the Democratic torchlight
procession attenipted. to pass through out.
This was 'esisted, when a general melee en
sued, several hundred on both sides, partici
pating in it, using stones, bludgeons, pistols
and knives. One man was shot, and five or
six severel y cut, but it is believed none were
fatally injured. The Republicans maintained
their ground, and proceeded with their meet
ing. 'he affray is believed to have been
purely accidental, and is univerrally regretted.
There is sotne apprehensions that the distur
bances will be renewed to-day, but effective
measures- have been taken to preserve peace
-DOUGLAS AND TIIS ADoLITIONiST.-The
intelligent Washington correspondent of the
New York Journal ef Commerce expresses
the following views. It is manifest that
Douglas' prospects are growing desperately
hopeless. He is indefatigable at wire-pulling
and in the newspapers. But to all who
watch public opinion closely and intelligent
ly, it is becoming mnanilest that he can never
overcome obstacles at the South, and must
" dry up" or join the Black Republicans:
I have no doubt myself that the nominee
will be a Southern man. The selection ought
to be left to the South, not only because the
Nor th has bad the Presidency for two terms
in succession, but because tile South is to
furnish most ot the electoral votes necessary
to the success of the Democratic candidates
From what I can learn from the views of
influential and considerate Democrits, North
and South, the party will give a cordial and
united support to any one who may be norni
nated at Charleston. Senator Douglas is no
exception to this remark.
A HORRID CRIME.-We are informud thatI
the people of the North-eastern section of
our District, known as the " Wild Cat" re
gion, are greatly excited in consequence of
the well grounded belief of a murder having
been perpetrated in that section a few days
since, w.jich in point of brutality challenges
the most diabolical instances ofattrocity known
to the annals of crime. The victim was a
young girl, about thirteen years of age, the
daughter of Alvin Massey. She died sudden
ly on Thursday night, and under circumstances
plainly indicating that she was poisoned.
Suspicion rests upon Dan, a slave of the said
Massey, as having administered the poison.
His motive for so doing, it int said, was to
screen himself from the consequences of an
intimacy which had for some time subsisttd
between him and this girl, the criminal char
acter of which must in the course of nature
have been revealed in a few months. We
forbear to mention further details of this out
rageous affair until a legal in-restigation has
been had. Warrants have been issued for
the arrest of Dan, and also for Sal, who is in
some way connected with the affair, but up
to this time, we have not heard that they
have been apprehended.-Lancaster Ledger.
HommciDE.-It is with much pain, since
our District in the last few years is so de
servedly noted for its morality and freedom
rom crime, as well as from our sympathy for
the unfortunate victim, that we record the
murder of Mr. Wade Coley, on the 29th ult.,
by a slave Ike, the property oaf Mr. Joel F.
Smith, of the western portion of this Dis
trict. Mr. Coley was overseeing for Mr.
Smith, and something having arisen between
im and the negro Ike, the latter gathered a
small pole and struck Coley a blow over the
bead, which killed him. The negro says, he
lid not intend to kill him, nor to strike him
ver the head, but Mr. Smith, without at
tempting to screen him, and with a prompt
ess and propriety well becoming a good t
~itizen and gentlenian, handed his negro over
o0 the hands of the law., The commtitte of
his shocking deed was tried before a court of
lriday in October next.--Iaurensville Herald.
SAD AcmEN.-It was sad to learn that 1
rn last Monday, Mr. John Davis was injured I
ao severely at a house-raising at Mr. Jas.
Parks', who lives a few miles above this place,
~hat he died in a few hours afterwards. The
ork was nearly liaished, as the last plate I
ad just been gottoni up on the top, when by
omre unforeseen accident, it slipped from the
old or those on the house and fell, striking
he deceased on the beatd, who was attemupt
ngr to get out of the way, for, had he stood
~till, he would have been uninjured. What
nakes the cake an extreme one of sympathy
s, that hc !haves an old and blind :nother,
ho was dependent on himr. for support.
As Isot:NDIAav TO BY. iI'NG.-.On last.
~riday, Cain, a negro boy belonging to James
fohnston. Esq., of Orangeburg, was lodged in
mr jail foar burning the barn and stables of
Jlo Ilantiman, E49., of this 1]istrict, I~e
irst iredl Mr. IlfInm's say mills which
vere discovered and extinguisheul before any
~ret damage was done. The villain seized
he opportunity of carrying out his nrfarions
ork by igniting the barn and stables while
11I persons about the premiac.: were en;gaged
n ptting out the fire at the mill. le will
e executed on the second Friday in October1
aext, near where lhe committed the crime.
~Tur. SarvaNA CA~il Ms:w:-rrs.-The exzer
ises at Snmrna Camp Ground closed Wed
aesday morning last-.having been continued
rom the preceding Thursday. T.Lhere was a i
arge attendance on the occasion. and the ex
ries were of the nost inte-:'oling charac
er. Very excellenit discourses were dcliv
'red duritie the progress of f he meeting, by
he R1ev. M[essrs. McSwain, Franks, Glea.a
for, F'rippe, Ifenry Moore, North. and
unch religious feeling was mnsiifested. There
rere many conversions especially amotng the
0 ing inen, and 51 white pcrsons, and 2I1
i!cks were added to the church.-Abbeville
SCOMMER CIA L.
HIAMBITltti, Sepat. 11. a
Man. Emvon: Our Cotton mnurlet ha< been the ~
ame te past week na it was~ t& previuts one.
he taccounts received thai. morning lby the ''Oceanu v
aeen" look moare favorable thati was anticipat.:a.. a
o I look for an improvement in our cotton market
,r the etnsuing week.
Younrs, truly, P. I 1
CHlARLESTON, Sept. 5. a
Corrox.-Thaere has beeni a decideud improve-.
int in the dlemnand foar this ,artiece, and thie trains
ctions duritng the peritad under reiew, have es- k
blished a decline, which las b~ean generally ac
ededa of 2 @ 1c. ont the parients currentt somec
reeks since. The adeumand was rnnadily met, antd -
tlers were free sellers at this reductiona. We
ave arrangedl our quoaatations~ to correspond with
he above remarks, tand those we offer wvill give a -
e fair index of the present value of this stapale,
iz: Low to Sriet Middllinag, it @iiI 11; taonal C
idllig, 114 @ 11ii., aind Middling Fair to Fair, t
12 @~ 12c. The lower graides ore still very muchI
egletedl antd prices are nomtinal.
]JACON -There has been a very faair demand ai
r Sides and Shoulders, which coupled with a t,
omparatively light stock, have enhancedl their
alue. The market closed at about Ie. advance Ih
nt the Openaing figures. 1
LAn.-There has been some niovetment in this L
rticle this wveek anid uparuds :,f 400 packages E
ava changed hatnds at 12 @ l2je. fur kegs, andl
I @ l i e, fur tierces anda bairreh'*.
3ACING AND' RorF..-Thecre hats been somte liti
te deand for Indiae Ttgging, and upawards of
til bales !. ave ch:inged htands tat prices ranginag
raama 122 to 13c. Some 5010 coils Western Rape
.tae also becen sold at prices ranaging from 8.1 to
c., the latter price for Maehine 'Rope.
NEW YI)RK, Sept. 10.
Sales 'of catton to-day 1.5001 bedes; prices were
aiier tut unchanged. Flour adavanced 10 cents
er barrel; iaales oaf 9,.500 biarrels; Southern $4 -
at a $5 10l. W heat quiet ; sales of 9,500 bushel-a
rhaite Si 38 a $1 45. Caorn firm; sates of 8,500 .
ushelau; quoted at S83 @ salec. Spairitu of Tur- ti
entino closed firm, at 451 @ 46fle. Rosin firm
t$1 Si1. Rice dull at 3i @ 44c.
A UG USTA, Sept. 10. .
Coro.-A few halos of newr cotton sold at
isfr- nood uMidln to Midd~.w aim mnje
FOURTH ANNUAL FAIR
DF THE EDGEFIELD DISTRICT AORICUL-'
To le eld at Edgefeld C..., Tiesday, the 8th
Field ('opa.-The greatest production of cotton
upon one acre of improved upland by the aid of
lonestic mianurea with the mode of cultivation,
the amount and kind of manure used, the prepara
tion of.the soil, period of planting, the number of
times plowed and hoed, the ruriety of rotton-the
land to be measured and the cotton weighed and
vouched for by affidarit; the report to be made to
the Secretary and submitted to the Executive
Committee by the first of January next. Pre.
The greatest production of Corn upon one acre
)f restored upland, the mode of planting, manur.
tug, kind of manure used and variety of corn
etated under the same requisitions. Pre.
The largest yield of wheat upon one or more
cres under the same requisitions. Pre.
Samples of Field Crop.-Best Bushel of wheat
with a sheaf of the same. Pre.
Best bushel of Corn ivith a dozen ears. Pre.
Best variety of Sweet Potatoes, not less than a
Best variety of field Peas, not less than a
Best bushel of Irish Potatoes, with the mode of
ultivation, ke. Pre.
Best bale of Hay made in. tho District. Pre.
Cattle.-Best Bull of im'proved breed, 3 years
Ad or more. Pre.
2nd Lest Bull of improved breed, 3 years old or
Best Bull or Heifer, from I to 3 years old. Pre.
2nd Best Bull or Heifer, from 1 to 3 years
Best sucking Calf. Pre.
Rest Cow for milking qualities, without regard
to hlood. Pre.
Best pen of Cattle not less than five. Pre.
Best Yoke of Oxen raised in the Dristrict. Pre.
Jforses.-Best Blooded Stallion, Mare or Colt,
)f any age raised in the District. Pre.
Beat Stallion for heavy draft of any age. 're.
Best Brood Mare of any age. ]'re.
Best Colt 3 years old. 're.
2nd Best Colt 3 years old. ]'re.
Boat Colt 2 years old. Pre.
;od Best Colt 2 years old. Pre.
Best Colt 1 year uld. Pre.
fnd Best Colt 1 year old. Pre.
Bit suck!ng Colt, without regard to blood. Pre.
Xules.-Best Mule 3 years old. Pre.
2md B&t Mule 3 years old. Pre.
Best Mule 2 years old. Pre.
2;,, Best Mule .2 years old. Pre.
Be-: Mule 1 year old. Pre.
2ni .'est Mule 1 year old. Pre.
Best acking Colt. * Pre.
For the best pair of Camels. Pre.
Jack. -d Jennetta.-Best and largest Jack. Pre.
Best and largest District raised Jack. Pre.
Best Jack or Jennett raised in the District 2
rears or under. Pre.
Best and largest Jonnott. Pre.
Best and largest Jennett raised in the Dis
Hoys.-Best Boar of improved Breed. Pre.
Best Sow of improved breed. Pre.
Best Sow and pigs. Pre.
Best pen of Stock hogs not less than six. Pre.
Best lot of fat hogs not less than three. Pre.
Best young hogs of native stock, not less than
-Sheep.-Best Buck of improved blood. Pre.
Best Ewe of improved blood. Pre.
Best pen consisting of a Buck, Ewe and Lamb.
Goate.-Best Cashmere Grades. Pre.
Fimh.-Dest specimen of brim, from a District
Best specimen of red-belly, from a District
Soithern Farniiing Implemente.-Best District
nado wrought-iron 2 horse mould board-plow.
Best wrought-iron subsoil plow. Pre.
Best wrought-iron sweep. Pre.
Best Sunthern Road Wagon. Pre.
Best Common plow stock with a correct state
nent of the rule by which it is made. Pre.
Best harrow. Pre.
District Domestic M1ranufacturee.-Best woolen
'Best 10 yards (negro) Woolen Cloth. Pre.
Best 10 yards Woolen Jeans. Pee.
Best Coverlet of' wool or cotton. Jre.
Best pair of woolen Socks or Stockings Pre.
Best specipien of Sewing Silk. Pree.
Best specimen of Silk and Woolen cloth. Pee.
Best Rag Carpet. *Pre.
Best imitation of Marseilles Counterpain. Pee.
Fine Art.-Best Oil Paintings, done in the Dis
Best Paintings in Water Colors, dono in the
Best Fancy Paintings, &c, Pre.
Houcehold Department.-Best Je r Leaf Lard
Best 5 lbs. of Toilet Soap. *Pe
Samples of Jellies, Preserves, Pickles, Catsups,
iyrups, Cordizds &*c., with full description of the
,rocess of manufacture, keeping, &c., for each
Best speccimnen of Dom..clie WVine, not less than
we bottlcs, uinder the above ro'tuitions, for each
Best half bushel of dried apples, peaches, o.
ruit of any kind. J're.
Best specimen of hermetically- sealed fruits. Pre.
Best speecimen of vegitables for table use, her
etically sealed and preserved. P're.
Best gallon home made Vinegar. i're.
Best specimen of Tfallow Candlese. I're.
LEost specimen of Starch. Prr.
liest Sample of Chinese Sugar Cane Syrup. Pere.
1Eest Ham. r.
Best sack if Flour. /'re.
Bust loaf Bread. J're,
Best jar of Butter not less than 5lbs. f're.
Best .liistrict niade Cheese. 'e.
Best L'istrict madsie Corin brooms. lare.
P'rei..--Deat A pptes. Pecuhes, Pear', Q-iinees
Ie., Plumis or Wa termclonis. I'r..
/'u,,/try.-Best pauir Ilistrict Rnised Durkin g,.
Be't pair Ifarnyard Fowls. Pe'rr.
Best pair of G~ame Fowls. /'re.
Best pair Demestie Turkeyn. I'rr.
iest pair Eiistern Iieese. /'re.
Best pair Muscovy Ducke. /'e,.
hlest pair Puddle Ducks. i're.
lIe-st pai White Guinea Fowls. Pee.
Best pair Javai Ducks. Pee.
Best pair Native Geese. /'rr,
J/oanctuere in Le-uther.-Best dozen pair o:
rogns mzado inl the District. Pee.
Best specimen of leather tanned in the District.
Sethen .lfunnisetu.Iire.-Best Buggy or Carrinige
z:zede in the District. /'e.
fJiutrict .1/onnfrr/'rv .-liest Stone ware or
Best Tin whne. P'rr.
eele Wlorl:.-Nost beniutiful Collnr ande Chier.,
Mosjt bentiful Uiidercleet e'a. , l'e
Morist berauti alt llankerebief. lI'r.
Metst beeautiful (Hd Lady's El'p. /'re.
Most beautiful Shawl er Mantle. /'rt.
Most beauitifiul Child's D)ies. /'r.-.
Most bea-utiiful Chibil's Saeck 'or Sfeneer. /'e.
Most beautfiiul Chibjll'.u Clonk.l',
1:bst Patcht Work utiil. 're.
Blest Patchz Work ini $ilk. /r
liest Crib Quilt. /',.
L,,15t1y.-Fo)r thme largest Indiy's Dress rionne:
nl the least Hoop Skirt, worn on the occasion.
NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS.
Exhibitors n::e requesctied to furnish lists of thei:
rticles three days previous to the day of exhii
ition. Mr. JAxFes 11. Mins, Secretary, will re
sive thems at the place.
Thte dnty after the Fnir-day will be salesdamy. ot,
hih the articles oni exhil,ition can be ot1ered for
de byv those who desire to do so.
Other articles of rarec merit not metitioned above.
ill be resrived, ussigned to suitable comnitteen
id shaire in the awards according to their excel
The aboeve-offered Premiums are all oni ji'l,
i will lhe exhibited on the aniy of the Fair, va
ying in value from $2 to $10 each.
Come utp, Farmers, Platiters, Mechanics, House
epers, &c., &c., in all youtr strength.
A. L. DEARING, Pros.
J. H. Misxs, Sec'ry.
Minumtin, nenr Ninety-Six, by Rev. Jamnes M,
hiles, on Ist inst., Wet. G. G AY ER of Charleston.
Miss CORA C. CA RTER, of Abbeville District.
M~aic, on the 7th inst., by J. A. Lott, Esq.
[r. JAMES RABORN and Miss AMERICA.
sughter of WrILIAxI MennhtiL, all of this Dis
MattED, on Wednesday evening the I1Ith Aug.
at, at the residence of William Dale, Esq., near~
amhurg, by Benjamin Baird, Esq., Mr. M. DI.
.MILLE R, of Hamizburg, to Miss A. C. FLETCHI.
R, of Augusta, Gha.
Maneen, on the 18th Aug. last, in Hamburg.
y Benjamin Baird, Esq., Mr. ASBURY LOWEI
Miss EUGENIA KKIGHlT, both of Augusta.
Manien, on the 3d August, by Rev. D. Bodie.
~. WARREN SMITH- and Miss FRANCEE
ODIE, all of this District.
HOICE CHAMPAGNE C I DE R l.-~
J For sale Iby D. R. DURISO E.
Sept 14 tf31
PPLICATION--Will be made at the next
Session of the Legislature to re-incorporato
1 Ferry known as McNary's Ferry, across Big
euda River, for a term of twenty-one years.
SAug. 20 3m 38
LL COTTON RAGS WANTED, for
.which cash will be paid by
8. E. BOWERS, Ag't.
u..-t-uk b2. * a
S E. BOWERS, AG'r., thanks his friends and
. patrous for their liberal support, and desires
a continuance of their kindnoss. Every effort
will be made to give entire satisfaction both in
GOODS AND PRICES.
He will fill any orders entrusted to his care, at
his Store in Hamburg, or Lambsck & Cooper's in.
Augusta, at the LOWEST MARKET PRICES,
and of the BEST ARTICLES. His Stock con
Java, Laguira and Rio COFFEE;
Museovado and Portorico SUGAR;
Crushed and Powdered "
Extra A. B. & C. "
BROOMS, TUBS, BUCKETS, DIPPERS, &c.
Colgate's No. 1 SOAP;
Family and Toilet SOAP;
Patent Wax CANDLES;
Pure Sperm '
Hydraulic Pressed CANDLES;
Extra Fumily FLOUR;
Orango County BUTTER;
English Dairy CHEESE;
Pine Apple "
TEA of all kinds;
Candies, Preserves, Pickles, ground and grain
Hermetrically sealed Fish, Lobsters, Oysters an
Raisins, Citron, Currants, Macaroni, Soda and
All kinds of Sauces, pure Olive Oil;
No. 1, 2 and 3 Mackerel, Kitts;
Havana SEGARS of the best quality, imp.:.rted
by Lumback & Cooper.
French BRANDY, of all qualities.;
Madiera, Sherry, Port, Claret and Champagnt
SCIINAPPS, Holland and Jamaica RUM, St
Croix RUM, imported by Lamback & Cooper.
Gibson's NECTAR, XXXX, XXX, XX, X;
Mountain Rye and pure Corn, Catherwood Nectar.
XXX, XX, X; superfine Monongahela and Corn:
North Carolina Corn, Rye and Wheat WHIS
Pickens District Corn WHISKEY;
Anderson District Corn WHISKEY;
Double Distilled Rectified do;
CORDIALS of all kinds, by the bottle or barrel;
Lemon SYRUP do.
All the above goods will be sold by wholesale or
Hamburg, Sept. 14, 1859 tf 36
TO THE PLANTERS OF EDGEFIELD
AND THE SURROUNDING DISTRICTS.
A S the price of Storcage on Cotton has ad
vanced in this town to 25 cents per Bale for
thu first month. we have converted into a COTTON
WAREHOUSE, the Store and adjacent premise,
formerly occupied by us. We.will store Cotton at
121 cents per month, or 50 cents by the year. We
solicit the patronage of our friends and the plant
ers generally. H. & N. E. SOLOMON.
Having undertaken the management of the
COTTON WAREHOUSE of Messrs. H. & N. E.
SOLOMON, I respectfully solicit a share of the pat
ronage of my friends and the public generally.
Hamburg, Sept. 7, 1859 tf 35
Splendid Wagons !
T UE Subscriber has justhad manufactured, by
Tgood workmen, and of the best seasoned
wood, one S X HORSE, one FOUR HORSE, and
two TWO HRSE WAGONS, which for beauty,
utility and cheapness, cannot be excelled.
He only asks an examination, to convince those
wanting Wagons that they cannot do better else
where. 0. H. P. SCOTT.
Hamburg, Sept. 12, tf 36
FTNE English Dairy CHEESE;
Fine No. I and 2 MACKEREL;
Dried BEEF and Beef TONGUES;
Fresh Bottle MUSTARD, for tahle use;
Fresh SALMON and LOBSTERS, in Cans;
Fresh Suda CRACKERS;
Sugar BISCUITS and JUMBLES;
Fresh CANDIES--varied assortment;
NUTS of all kinds ;
For sale cheap by D. R. DURISOE.
Sept. 14 tf 38
JEFFREY'S BEST ALE AND POR
TER.--For sale by
D. R. DURISOE.'
Sept. 14 tf 36
D. R. DURISOE.
Sept. 14 tf 36
A Cheap Plaie !
7 TIlE Subscriber will sell to suit
Lpurchasers his DESIRABLE
AND) WELL IMPROVED) Tract
had~near Winter Sent, on
Five hundrcd andl fify woodlu fYAr.
three hund-red cleared and in a fine sta e r
viatioan, seventy-five of whieb is Creek und Jra
bttom. one hundred andi twenty-tive fre~sh up
lunad that will produce from six to eight hundredl
lbs. Seed Cnttoin, and1 from fifteen to twenty bush
uls Corn per nere without manure.
Those desirous to buy land in Edgefield or Ah
beville will do well to look at mine, as I ama de'
termninedl ti sell, and will give a great Bargnin.
The buildings arc guoodand in thorough repai-.
Come quick, or you v'll loose a bargain.
.JOlIN W. McJ ELLAlC.
Sept 14 tf 3
P-r REG IMENT, S. C. M., )
Tuieac.n's PosN, Sept. 8th. 1359. j
AO'R T MAR'i A will e'nvene at 3Ire
Sus.a BamL'esoN's, on Saturay tho24th inst..
ters the purp'ose of trying al11 defatulters of Mulitia
ma Patruleduly. The Caourt will consist of the foi
Maj. S. B. BLOCKER, Preside'nt.
Capt's. THIL'RMOND, Lient's. NIXON.
" Ror:n," .E.J.s,
4 II " ]IoLSTE.IN,
D. BRUNSON, Judge Advoc'ate.
MAry. Moss, Adj't.
Bly ordler of J. W. TO31PKINS, Col.
Sept.1I S 3
Ihave one of Powvel's best double barrel G UNS.
nnd am de.srous 'f selling it for a reasonalee
ensderation. Call andl see it at :ny Store ini
[larnhurg. S. E. flOWERS, Ae'-r.
Hnamhurg, .uept. Ii tf 3
T11E Subscriher offers for sale at low l.rice, two
enpiin! CaPTTON GINS. These Gins were
ionde at the suabse:-ih~e'a shop on the Ridge, out of
he very best material, willh 40 andI I5 tine steel
aurs. They are warranted to work we',ll.
Purehseurs wisl.ing to get a bargain, would do
well to call early.
T IL LMA N WATSON, Jun'r.
SSept. 14 t f .1,;
01 .tS A LE--A Goodl CAlIR T L OC1. A pply
to, 3r. Johnu W. P'owers, 4 miles from Edge
eld. 'in Plank Road to Pine Housea.
Sept. 131 - 2 t
NOT'1ICE--Is hereby given to all interestod.
S that :n final settlemnent will be made(1 in Ihe Or
linarv', (lnieeq on the Estate of A. J. Un:limnan,
leecaseal, oin Friday the 16thb day of D~eemher
ext. All the eredlitors of the said dleceased, are
erehy notified In paresent their claims on that day
n due form.
N. RAMfEY, Sen'r.. A'dm'cr.
Sept. 12, 1359 .in 36
SINAL SET TLEMENT.--I will proceed
on Tuesday, the first day of November nexf,
o make a final settlement on the Estate of Wat
on Warren, dee'd. Those having claims against
aid Estate, will present them to mie by that time.
hose indebted must pay up without delay.
ELIJAH WATSON, Adtu'or.
Sept. 1-, 2t 36
urveying ! Surveying !!.
IE Subscriber would respectfully notify the
Ipublic, that he has been commissioned DEP
JT'Y SURVEYOR for the State, and is now ready
lie feels confident, having bieen thoroughly edu
ated in all the various branches of Surveying in
he Citadel Acener y, and having taught it him
elf, both theoretically and practically for a num
ir of years, that he can give full satisfaction to
hose who may favair him with their work.
lie hopes by prompt and strict attention to his
rofession, to receive a liberal share of patronage.
pH- Address, Rtichardsonville, P. 0., S. C.
T. B. CR OOKER.
Sept. I, 1859 3m 35
0OTICE is hereby given, that application will
I be made at the next session of the Legisla
ure, for a charter to incorporate Horn's Creek
Aug. 31, 1359 tf 34
~LOUR--A lot of superfine N'EW FLOUR.
Kfrum Richardson's and Dr. Andrews, just
;round, and for sale at $4 per sack, cash.
E. PENN, Ag't.
Au.u... , 1859 (1r a 3
New Fall Goods.
AS received, by the last steamer fromNew
York-Ladies' Rich Silk ROBES, of new and
Rich Bayadere, Taffeta and Fancy SILKS and
Superior 4-4 French PRINTS, of beautiful pat
Superior English and American PRINTS:
Fancy Delaine ROBES, of the latest Paris styles;
Small Figured DELAINES, for Children's Dresses;
Superior Saxony, Welch and Patent FLANNELS;
With a variety of other articles suitable for the
present season, to which the attention of the pub
lie is respectfully invited.
Augusta, Sept. 7, 1859. if 35
EDGlFIE1 FMILE INSITUTE !
T HIS School will commence again on Monday
the 1911h of September, under the manage
.enit of the undersigned as PRINCIPAL and
Ilis purpose, if liberally sustained by the com
inunity, is to enlargo and beautify the present
buildings, furnishing theta ,lth everything re
quisite,-to employ a full and efficient corps of
Teachers, anal thus to establish a PERMANENT
iCIIOOL that shall farnih to young ladies the
best educstional facilities. It will open with FOUR
TEACHERS, and others will be employed as noon
.as the number of Pupils shall justify.
The Scholastie year will be divided as boreto
fore, into two Sessions of twenty weeks each; the
first to clere on Friday, the 10th of Februnary ; the
second to commence on the folloicing Mondauy,
and close the last day of June.
The school will be divided, for the present, into
-4,re Departments, PiumARY, ACADEMIC and Cot
IXGtAT.. For studies. under each, see Circular.
Terms per Session of Twenty Weeks,
Payable by cash or note, onae half in adeance, and
the other at the noiddle of each Seusion.
Tuition in Primary Department...............$15 00
-' Academic " .............. 20 00
" " Collegiate " . ............... 25 00
" " Music " ............... 25 00
" " French " .............. 16 00
Use of Piano for Sessions......................... 1 50
Use of Piano, and for Practice................ 4 00
Contingent Fee........... . ...... 1 50
g& Each pupil will be charged from the time
of entrance to the close of the Session. No de
duction, however, will be made for the los of a
few weeks at the commencement of the Sessi'.n, or
for absence during the Session, except in cues of
protracted sickness. It is, therefore, earnestly
hoped that all who intend to enter will do so
promptly at the opening of the School.
IV Pupils from a distance, can obtain board
qn reasonable terms, in pleasant private families.
Ji For further information, address
JOHN R. GWALTNEY, M. A.
Edgefield, S. C., Sept. 7, 1859 tf 35
BY Virtue of sundry Writs of Fieri Facias to
me directed, I will proceed to sell at Edge
fGild C. U., on the first Monday and Tuesday In
October next, the following property in the fol
lowing cases, viz:
John W. McKellar vs. Albert G. Gaskins, One
Tract of Land, containing four hundred and eighty
acres, more or less, whereon the Defendant resides,
adjoining lands of John F. Burress, Davis Gil
christ and others.
S. W. Nicholson vs. Allen Franklin. and L. J.
Miles; John Seigler, Bearer, and others, severally
vs. Allen Franklin, One Tract of Land, containing
two thousand acres, more or less, adjoining lands
of Win. Gregg, Kissiah Swearingen. and others.
James H. Swearingen vs. G. McD. Wever; other
Plaintiffs vs. the same, One Tract of Land, where
on the Defendant resides, containing four hundred
acres, more or less, adjoining lands of William
rouncy, James Swearingen, Sen'r., Absalom Horn
.Lad others. Also, One other Tract of Land, con
taining three hundred acres, more or less, adjoin
ing lands of William Toney, B. W. Hatcher, Da
vid Harris and others.
John R. Wever vs- Milledge B. Wever, One
Tract of If.'ud, containing three hundred and eigh
ry-nine acies, more or less, bounded by lands of
Johnson Bland, Aquilla Miles and others.
Daniel Holland vs. John C. Loveless and others;
Bennett Holland and other Plaintiffs, severally vs.
John C. Loveless, One Tract of Land, containing
two hundred acres, more or less, adjoining lands
of Geogge Spearman, Eldred Mobley and others.
E. L. Whatley for another, vs. ThomaW. What
Icy, One Tract of Land, containing one hundred
.and fifty acres, moare or less, adjoining lands of
Mrs. Mariah A tkinson, Mrs. Whatley and others.
W. WV. Hanvirdi for another, vs. Winnield Hiavird,
One Tract of Land, contatining one hundred andi
twenty acres, more or less, adjoining lnnds of Ja
cob McCarty, Thornton Colemnan and others.
Ellis A Simonton vs. E. P. B. Eirgka.yAdan'or.,
One Tract-lr Lani~g-conaming two hundred acres,
-nore or less, adjoining lands of James Swuaringen,
denr., F. M. Coleman and others.
1). J. Walker v3s. John Marsh, One Tract of
Land, containing ninety-three acres, more or less,
sljoining lands of John J. Glover, William P'ar
Itte, Win. P. Jones and others. a
J. E. Wells, for another, vs. John Autry, One
fract of btml conttaining two hundlred and ten
,eres, houtiled by lands of B. T. Buatwright, Mrs.
Slizabeth L'tmh and others.
A. G. Trutner vs. F. M. Nicholas: Other plain
iffs vs. The Sume, One lot in tae Vilunguof Edlge
ild containing three zaeres, l.oradedt lby lands of
I. iams, .Sirs. Spanan andl uthers.
Windcont E.C. Rahertson, One Tract of
ands of Johnz Drigy/tda neres. bounded bay
E-state of Jammes Blackwel' del belonmging to the
Alfred ti. Howrard vs. Gleorgo Shia'rpton,
Tract or loat of land contuinin~g tire acres. move
Jr less, nijoining lands of Mrs. Saraht M,rris anid
L~. C. Detninig vs. II. R. e'o.,k, (One Trm-at at.
andt canttaiing ane hurualred- ne-raes, tmore or 1.5.
tiad J. Hi. Hlammoind.
JA Mfl EIDSON, s.+;..
State of South Oarolina,
Robert QuntrIes. tunardian udItems, PrN,,
Evi legg and wife, and others.J
BY' an arader from the Ordinary, I will proes
to sealI nt~ Edgefield C. H., on~ the first 31amn)
a Octob~er next, the Real Estate of Mildred Aitona,
lecemaed, corsisting of a Tract of Land, lying anad
baing in the District and State aforesaid, contain
ng two hundrrd and sixty-nine acres, more or
ess, botunded lay lands of Joaahua Harris, James
Sheppard, Elias Lagroon. and ethers.
Trans-On a credit of twelve months. Pur
:hasers to give bond with good seccurilies, and a
nortgage to the Ordinary, to secure the purchase
noney. Coast to bae paidl in cash. Titles astra.
JAMES EIDSON, P.F..
Sept. 9, 1859 ~ 4te ;ati
State of South Carolina,
I.V ORDINAR Y.
obert Quarles, Guardian, ad liecm.
ohn Williams and wife, and others. J
3an order from the Ordinary, I will proceed
17to sell at Edgefleld C. HI., on the first Monday
nt Octobaer next, the Real Estate of Robert Aiton,
lecased. consiting aaf a small Tract of Land, ly
.g atnd being in the District and State aforesaid,
n ilorse Put Creek. waters of Ouffeetown Creek,
ntnded by lands oaf Joshua Harris, Dr. E. An
Irew< and' Isaac Burnet, and others, containitng
ne hundred andl thirty-five ac. muore or lesas.
T F:RS--On a credit of twelve months. Pturcha
ers to give band with gotod securities, and a mort
age to the Ordinary, to secure the purchase mon
y. Cost to be paid in cash. Titles extra.
JAMES EIDS@N, S.E.n.
Sept. 0, 1S59 4te 36
State of South Carolina,
lilen Franklin and wife Mar-)
th.a, For Parition,.
enjamin Barton and wife Be- |
bala, and others, Def'ts. J
BY an order from the Ordinary, I shall proceed
to sell at Edlgetleld Court House on the tirst
ionday in October next, for Partition, the Real
~state of Obedience Holley, deceased, a tract or
arcel of land, lying and being in the District and
tato aforesaid, containing one hundred and six
sen Aeres, more or less, and adjoining lands of
~Villiam Hightower, Estate of Mrs. Hlightower,
foseph Ramabo and others.
Taaus-On a credit until the first day of Janu
ry next. The purchaser to give bond and securi
r, and a mortgage to the Ordinary to secure the
urhaise money. Cost to be paid in cash, and to
ay for titles extra.
.-JAS. EIDSON, S-...
Sept. 9, 4 4t 36
P OSITIVE NOTICE.-All persons indebt
Led either by note or account to Dr, J. Y.
ENDERSON must settle up with me by the 1st
f October next if you wish to avoid paying cost.
M. M. PADGET AoENT.
Sept. 533 35
SOTICE.--All persons, having iemands
Sagainst Alfred May, Deceased, are requested
o render them in, properly attested, according to
w. ' C. M. MAY, Ex or
AuS H1. HART. Exees