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TUESDAY AVTRBXOOX, AUG. 21, I860.
J. C. C. FEATHERSTON and JAMES A. HOYT.
One copy one year, invariably ir advance.$1.00.
Advertisements inserted st moderate rates; liberal
deductions made to those- who will advertise by the
$cg? Our friend, W. 11. J., has our warmest
thanks for tho interest manifested in Ihe Intelli?
gencer. "Wo feel under obligations for the substan?
tial aid already given, and are highly gratified at
the promises made. It is truly cheering aud en?
couraging, and makes us renew our energies to
become worthy of the hearty approval of imoh
friends and supporters.
Tho Charleston Harket.
Wo give in another place the report of the
Charleston* market , made up from the circular of a
prominent and reliablo house in that city. We
have been fortunate Fn securing the promise of
regular weekly reports of the cotton market from a
member of the same firm, and shall endeavor to,,
keep readers fully posted during the whole scasprf^
Our Position Again.
There are those in every community who raise
objections to everything they encounter which
doss not suit their narrow-minded, selfish and
contracted notions. In beginning our enterprise,
H was with no hope of suiting the Intelligencer to
the wants and desires of such persons, and ihe re?
sult shows that it would have been a thankless
undertaking. We have already heard of some
such persons objecting to the course we pursued
in admuting an article from the pen of a corres?
pondent while in the same issue it was distinctly
stated lhat all sides should have a hearing through
our columns. This shows an evident desire to
take undue advantage by suppressing the truth,
and thus place us in a position calculated to injure
us and which wc never occupied. Now, wc have
i* word or two only for such meddling individuals
as wish to berato our enterprise, and then wc
consign them to the contemptible position from
which we raise them for the purpose of offering
a little admonition. It is this?when you desire
** to bring forward objections to anything whatever,
let such be founded on reason and common sense,
and not upon prejudice or petty animosity; and
above all things, never misstate tho facts for the
purpose of carrying out even your cowardly do
signs. And further, when you have remarks' to
make about the- Intelligencer, have the manliness at
the same time to speak openly and where it will
be known to us.
Will the South submit to Lincoln's Election 1
-This question is attracting the earnest thought of
all true patriots througjwui the land, and wc think
the solntiou of it embodies the independence, the
liberty and tho very existence of slavcholding
States. Politicians of every possible shade arc
beginning to view submission to Lincoln's rule as
pregnant with direst evils to the Southern States,
and are becoming awakened to the true sense of
their duty. In South Carolina wc arc a seeming
unit on t'iis point, and while there is a strong feel?
ing of resistance in most of the Southern States,
we cannot close our eyes to the fact lhat hundreds
_and. thousands maintain an apparent indifference:
^Tftc~e*esti?i qf Lincoln before the peeplc we re?
gard as probable, and we base this opinion upon
conclusions drawn after surveying the field of
Northern politics. Without rehearsing the facts of
the case, wo give this as our deliberate conviction,
and feel prompted to contribute our mite towards
preparing the people for an emergency which
should surely come in the event of such prophesy
being fulfilled. Wc also regard it. as unnecessary
to recount before intelligent readers the reasons
why wc believe it imperative upon the South to
dissolve the connection with this Union in such
contingency. Every reflecting mind sees at once
that to submit to an administration based upon the
aggressive, pernicious and unconstitutional dogmas
> of the Black Republican party, is for the South to
quietly acquiesce in the eventual extinction of slave?
ry and become mere "hewers of wood and drawers of
water," for the hordes of fanatics who will then
control the government of this Republic. Is there
a high-souled, patriotic spirit displayed in relin?
quishing rights .and liberties guaranteed by the
Constitution, an instrument created for our protec
tion-and advantage by noble ancestors who fought
through the most imminent dangers and perils to
8ecu.ro the liberties we have enjoyed as a people ?
No ! a thousand times no ! Then to become heed?
less of the dangerous blow struck at our rights by
the elevation of a Black Republican to the Presi?
dency, is worse than foolish and imbecile.
Will the South submit 1 Wc answer with au
emphatic no, if the people?the intelligent masses?
are rightly prepared for tho issue. The division
and distraction upon parties in tho South_we
mean of course outside of Soulh Carolina?is no
favorable indication of the people having, the main
issue set before them ? Unless politicians will rise
jftye mere party ties and look upon the present
conuTs'^ithan eye single to tho interests of tho
, South, we fear^tfeat theib]in4tifg influence of party
squabbles will hidi-from their vision the probable
result of the coming election: And in that case,
when they become aroused to duty's clarion call?
having suffered defeat and partially lost confidence
among their foBowcrs^they will find il vastly more
difficult to meet the emergency, should they bo im?
pelled by reason of circumstances to strike for
liberty and independence. Let the independent
press and honest politicians,- then, everywhere
through the South proclaim the dangers that beset
us from protracting the triangular contest for par?
ty purposes. Wc firmly believe that the people
arc prepared when their leaders announce the
crisis, and place before (hem base submission to
Black Republican rule or independence out of the
Union. Their inherent sense of right and justice
will forbid hesitation on their part, and we shall
hear the general cry on every side for a Southern
confederacy. This desirable rcsuii will follow at
once if politicians would march to their duty now,
and the end will be accomplished at last even
should the present division nmong the masses con?
tinue up to the dlcction. The North is becoming
satisfied of the deep feeling pervading the South on
this subject, but the deluded followers of Lincoln
believe that we will again and again submit, and
they arc redoubling their energies in the hope of \
chuckling over their own success and the ignominy
that will attach to the South by such submission:.
Awake, ye sons of freedom, and be prepared to
44 strike for your altars and your sires !" The is?
sue will soon be upon us, and- every man will be
expected to march to the music of Soul hern inde- j
peudencc. Who could fail or falter in that hour
which sets before him vassalage or priceless liber- '
Tl.c Prince of Wales has signified to the gov- i
c'mor of Bermuda that Lo will visit that Island.
Our Correspondent " Sydney "?Douglas and
Wc admire the frank and manly independence
of "Sydney," whose article we published last
week, but not the political principles he would in?
culcate by his zealous advocacy of Stephen. A.
Douglas for the Presidency, because forsooth ho
is the great statesman of the West?tho gigantean
advocate of Squatter Sovereignty. We dissent
from this position, for the reason that the "Demo?
cratic masses arc overwhelmingly in favor of
Brcckcnridgc for President," not that " wc love
the Uukm less, but that we, love tho South more."
That Douglas is a man of towering intellect no
one will deny, but that he is equally corrupt is the
voice of the South. Hence the great danger of
elevating him ~to the Chief Magistracy of this
Union. Like Satan, be has the faculty of making
" the worse appear the better reason; where all is
false and hollow?to distract maturcst counsel."
Wc arc told thst the " issue between Douglas
and Breckenridgc is non-intervention and protcc
tection"?Mr. Douglas advocating the former?
Mr. Breckcnridge the latter.
That Douglas advocated the repeal of the Mis?
souri restriction in 1850, and a non-intervention
on the part of Congress in reference to the subject
of slavery in the Territories, is true. That he
advocated the same doctrine in the Kansas and
?"Nebraska Bill is equally truo, but so .far as wc
bavc examined the debates in Congress, when the
squatter doctrine was being discussed, wc have not
been able to see anything from him upon this sub?
ject until 1834, when the Illinois Senator agreed
to abide by the decisions of tho Supreme Court
upon the question as to whether Congress had the
power to govern the Territories, or whether that
power was iu the Territorial Legislature, or wheth?
er Congress had the right to exclude slavery from
the Territories, or could delegate that power to a
Territorial Legislature; or whether a Territorial
Legislature, in the absence of any delegation of
this power by Congress, has an inherent right
to exclude slavery? After this latter ques?
tion was decided in the negative by the Su?
preme Court, the Little Giant refused to abide
by it, calling it mere obiter dicta. It is true that
this question was not properly before the Court,
and a decision of it was in no wise binding
upon tliio parties before tho Court; yet it was one
of the bases of the decision of the questions before
the Court, without passing upon which the ques?
tion could not have been decided. An obiter dicta
is a mere passing saying, not at all pertinent to
the points iu issue;
This is some of tho consistency of Mr. Douglas.
But is the Squatter Sovereignty doctrine a non?
intervention doctrine! We say not, but the con?
It is thejjusiness of Congress to make all need?
ful rules and^egulations for the Territories. It is
a duty that she cannot rid herself of, except by
making an agent to do it for her. Who is the
agent employed in the government, of the Territo?
ries ? Wc answer, the Territorial Legislature;
but in no case is she bound to make such an agent.
What is the leading rule in the doctrine of ageucy?
We- answer, that "what a person does by or
through another, he docs himself." Now, if the
Territorial Legislature is the agent of Congress,
and k establishes or prohibits slavery, you make
Congress, according to tho legal maxim already
laid down, guilty of intervention. Could Congress
confer such power?power not possessed by her?
self? No, it is contrary to tho doctrine of non?
intervention. Whence, then, docs a Territory de?
rive such power. Surely not from Congress, al?
though it is the source of all its power. Such
power is not derived?it does not exist. Says
Chief Justice Taney: "If Congress itself cannot
establish or prohibit slavery?if it is beyond the
powers conferred on the Federal Government?it
will be admitted, we presume, that it could not au?
thorize a Territorial Government to exorcise them.
It could confer no power upon any local govern?
ment established by its authority to violate the
powers of the Constitution."
The question of (he existence or non-existence
of slavery in the Territories is not a rightful sub?
ject of legislation, cither by Congress or a Terri?
torial Legislature. An exercise of such power is
inconsistent with the Constitution. The non-pro?
tection of property in the Territories is tantamount
to intervention, because it must necessarily have
tho effect to prevent its going there. But the
converse is not true. Its protection does not com?
pel any one to own slaves who is opposed to it;
while the non-protection of it forbids persons own?
ing such property when they desire to do so.
Whenever a right is conforrcd, the privilege of en?
joying that right is also conferred; without, it the
right would bo valueless. The exercise of this
protective power by a Territorial Legislature
would not be objectionable, but if it fails to exer?
cise it, Congress, in justice to the citizens of the
United States, is bound to do so.
Those who deny the right of Congress to protect
slavery in the Territories must do so upon the
ground that property cannot consist in slaves?
that the Constitution of the United States docs not
recognize it. Wc iTcsumc no intelligent Southern
gentleman would stultify himself by advocating
such a doctrine. Such is in effect the doctrine of
Stephen Arnold Douglas, the man whom " Syd?
ney " would have all patriots support for the Pres?
idency. That the South has plighted her faith in
behalf of his doctrine, we deny; but assert, with?
out fear of contradiction, that she has repudiated
DoLiilas and Squatter Sovereignty. Although
some of our Southern politicians advocated this
doctrine, while others connived at it, yet most of
them have repented, and arc now doing battle for
the Constitution and the South by urging (he
claims of BuECKIXRiDGE and Laxe. Wc take the
"? ground that those politicians who bold to the
Douglas doctrine arc not bound by any agree?
ment they might have made, because it was un?
constitutional. No one has a right to compromise
any right or make any agreement at variance with
the Constitution; but on the contrary, he is under
oath to support it. We then say to "Sydney" not
to have any scruples in breaking his plighted faith
with Judge Douglas?to join with the Democratic
masses in huzzaing for Bukckixriuge, that he
may be triumphant, and thereby preserve the
rights and sacred honor of the South.
State Agricultural Society >
We bavc received from the Secretary of the So?
ciety a copy of tho Premium List for the Fifth
Annual Fair of the above Society, which will be
held in Columbia on the loth, 14th, l?th amUOtb
of November next. The Annual Address before
fbe Society will be delivered on Wednesday the
14th, by IIexuv W. Ravexbl, Esq., of Aikeu.
At the time the Premium List was issued last
year, one of our exchanges in the Stftte made a
suggestion in reference to it, which wc would re?
new this year, and ask the attention of i]10He jn
authority to the snnie. The suggestion was in ef
feet that the press of the State be solicited to pub?
lish this list for a reduced but reasonable priee,
that the people generally might' obtain the infor?
mation it contains. It would be asking too much
to request its publication gratis, and many would
willingly insert it for a mcro nooiinnl sum..
Furnitur? Ware-Rooms.?Our friends, Leav
zu & Wiiitj:, have just opened nn establishment
of the above character in this place. Wc have
paid them a visit, ^ond were indeed surprised at
the extensive variety of Furniture which they arc
now offering to tho public, and nt the most reason?
able prices. Our citizens cannot do better than
encourage these gentlemen in their new business.
Their Marble Yard is nlso kept up. Give them a
Pat Yorn Debts.?Tbis\is good advice, but few
arc prepared to act upon it in these " hard times."
Nevertheless, an advertisement in another column,
signed by J. M. Partlow, urges upon all indebted
to him for Confectioneries to settle immediately or
else he will pluce those matters in the hands of an
officer. See to it, ye who arc indebted on that
Religious Revivals.?We have heard of many
stirring revivals among nil denominations through?
out the District for the past several weeks, and wc
are gratified to learn that large numbers have been
added to the church of God. May the good work
During the last week protracted meetings have
been held, ;ind are still going on with incrcasod
zeal in the Methodist and'Prcsbyterian Churches
of this village. As yet, only a few have professed
religion, wo believe.
A Campaign Toast.?A'modcrnjand model poet
in our District, who belongs to the simon-pure and
straight-out Democracy, lets off the following in
behalf of his ticket. If they arc successful, our
poet should certainly be remembered when the
" loaves and fishes " are being distributed:
" Let fanatics for Lincoln go,
Let squattcritcs for Douglas row,
But Democrats who 're sound and sane
Will poll for R-ockcnridgc and Lane."
New Fie.m.?Our advertising columns show that
a new firm exists in our midst under the style and
title of Owen & Lanc.stox, who have engaged in
the Confectionary and Fancy Goods. Wc known
them to be clever gentlemen, and feel assured that
their customers will be rightly dealt with. Vide
Personal.?Wc had the pleasure of meeting in
our village a few days since the Hon. Jeuc A. Onu,
of Houstor, Miss. After an absenco of fourteen
years, Mr. Our returns to his native District to
visit relatives and friends, and doubtless has ex?
perienced much pleasure therefrom. He was stop?
ping with his brother, the ox-Spcakcr. We regret
the necessity that impels him to hasten on to Phil?
adelphia, where he expects to have an operation
performed for an affection of the throat.
Rain.?Since our last the showers have continu?
ed to descend upon this section of country. Much
good is st dl to be effected by the rains and wc trust
that more is in store for us.
Blue Ridge Railroad.?The schedule on this
ltond has been changed so that the train leaves
this point for Pcndleton after the arrival of the
Greenville train on Monday, Wednesday and Fri?
day mornings, thus facilitating tho transmission of
freight fo Pcndleton.
NEwnrnnv Conservatist.?The last issue of
this paper announces that. W. F. Nance, Esq., has
disposed of the entire establishment to James D.
Nance & Co. It is withTOgret that the fraternity
loses the retiring editor, his course having been
manly, independent, nnd characterized by high
toned bearing towards his cotcmporarics. Our
best wishes attend him. Wc send a warm greeting
to his successor in the editorial chair, Col. .7. D.
Nance, who will in no wise lower the slnndard of
excellence that paper has attained under bis
Bute Ridge Herald.?The first number of n
paper bearing this title has reached us. It is pub?
lished at Walhalla, Marshall & Smith editors and
proprietors. We congratulate these gentlemen up?
on the neat appearance and tasty arrangement of
their hebdomadal, and wish for it unbounded suc?
cess. With both the editors wc bavc an acquaint?
ance, and friend Marshall, who was for some
time editor of the Banner published at that place,
is no strenger to the toil incident to newspaper
life, and will, we are quito confident, make the
Herald rink among the foremost of country jour?
nals. The price of the Herald is one dollar and
fifty cenls per annum.
Tho Black Guantlet; a Tale of Plantation Life in
Wc have received through a friend the dedicato?
ry pages of n work bearing the above title, from
the pen of Mrs. Henry R. Schoolcbaft, a native
of South Carolina. The authoress is the wife ot
the distinguished Indian historian, whose name is
familiar i o every intelligent reader. The work is
dedicated to her husband, nnd the pages before us
reveal the design of tlie work, viz: an earnest de?
fence of Southern slavery under the guise of ro?
mance. This work will in all probability be wor?
thy of an extensive circulation, and receive such
among the reading classes of her native State, and
indeed the whole South. It will soon be issued
from the publishing house of J. B. Lippincott &
Campmooting at Smyrna.
Wc learn that the Campniecting nt Smyrna, near
Lowndcsville, in Abbeville District, will commence
on Thursday of the present week.
Stadxtox, Va., August 17.?The Douglas State
Convention assembled here this morning. Eighty
Counties arc fully represented. Resolutions were
offered and adopted re-affirming the Baltimore
Platform, nnd denouncing the Administration. No
choice of electors has yet been made. Thcfccling
of the Convention seems to favor a straight-out
Douglas electoral ticket, without regard to the con?
Cuarlottesvillb, August 17.?The Rrcckin
ridge Democratic State Convention met here to
day. Nearly all the Counties arc represented. A
Committee of Conference has been appointed to
confer with the Douglas Convention at Staunton.
A resolution instructing the State Electors to vote
for cither of the candidates, (Douglas or Brcckin
ridge",) if rrccessary to secure the defeat of Lin?
coln, has been introduced. The Convention has
re-affirmed the Charleston Platform, with the ex?
ception of the Pacific Railway and Cuban Planks,
but has made no choice as yet of electors.
The Charleston papers notice the appearance, in
that city, of counterfeit S20 bills on the Merchants'
nnd Planters' Rank of Savannah, which arc so well
executed as to deceive even good judges.
At a meeting in Charleston, on Friday night,
about twenty young men enrolled their names as
mcmbcrti 0f a company of Zouave Cadets, to be or?
ganized upon n system similar totbaf of the Zou
avefl of Chicago.
Letter from Senator Hammond.
"We are privileged to place before our readers the
following letter from Senator Hammond, which wiii
no doubt receive a careful perusal. The letter is
addressed in response to an invitation to attend
the meeting at Williamston on the 9th inst., and
has been furnished us by the courtesy of the editor
of the Gazette, to whom it was sent for publication :
Redcmffe, Aug. 6, 18(10.
Dear Sir : I have just received your poKto in?
vitation to a dinner to be given on the 0th inst. at
Williamston to my esteemed friend and your able
Representative, Col. Ashmorc. If the wentber
was not so unusually hot, my engagements would
not permit mc,. on so short a notice to do more
than thank you very sincerely for your kind re?
membrance. The shortness of the notice, howev?
er, is not due to you, for your letter is dated a
week ago, and might have reached mc in 24 hours.
But this humbug of " cheap postage," so gratify?
ing to those who live on railroads, and arc not
aware that by other methods of taxation they pay
twice the nominal charges?in the South four
times?has, under a system of economy which
strikes down the weak rural routes, reduced this
route, once a daily, to a weekly one.
The political exigency of the day is the election
of tho next President. It gives me great pleasure
to find that South Carolina, having with her usual
promptness and unanimity made her choice, is
properly and consistently pursuing the same quiet
courso in reference to it that she has so long fol?
lowed. It never was a sounder policy than at this
time. Every man in America knows where she
stands, and the whole influence of her-undivided
support of Messrs. Breckinridge and Lane is as
fully felt, though she says nothing, as it would be
were she ever so vociferous; while any departure
from the course she has so long followed and any
unusual expression of interest would be damaging
to the candidates of her choice. South Carolina
is notoriously charged with disunion proclivities,
and the charge cannot be well denied, though real?
ly it is not true in regard to a constitutional Union.
It is loudly proclaimed that the ticket she supports
is therefore a disunion ticket, and nny uncommon
effort in its behalf ou her part will have the effect
of sustaining this charge. I have had the pleas?
ure of a somewhat intimate acquaintance with the
Vice-President and Gen. Lane during" the hist
three sessions of Congress, and while I deem them
eminently qualified for the exalted positions for
which they have been named, I do not believe that
any two men could be found in America, who
would so promptly, and without a second thought,
lay down their lives, if needed, for the preserva?
tion of the Union. I confess I am myself very
far behind them in that particular. In my bumble
judgment every vote given to them is a vote for the
Union, and every vote given to any "other candi?
date in the field is, whether intended or not, a vote
against the Union. And it is to mc passiugstrangc
that, while every sensible man in this country
must know that the election of Mr. Lincoln will
put the Union at imminent ami instant hazard, and
that neither Mr. Bell nor Mr. Douglas can lay
claim to one single authenticated and assured elec?
toral vote, any Southern man, or any Northern,
Mastern or Western patriot, should, under any pre?
tence, withhold his ardent support from the only
men who, in this greatest of nil the crises which
our country has known since the adoption of the
Constitution, can, under the circumstances, pro?
long and perhaps make permanent this Confedera?
cy. I cannot help believing that they will be elec?
ted. It is the best next, step for the success of
' which everything but principle should be sacri?
ficed. Very truly yours,
J, IL HAMMOND.
J. T. Bitovr.es, Esq.
For the Intelligencer.
Colobration at Calhonn.
Dear Intelligenter: In company with a friend
we attended the Sunday School celebration which
cniuc off at Calhonn on Thursday, the 1 Gth inst.
A mure pleasant exhibition we have not attended
for a great while, and we can but hope that much
good will result from it.
A finer day is seldom witnessed in this latitude?
the sun rode up into a sky as deeply blue as thai
of Italy, while a genial south-wind tempered his
rays. It was indeed one of those sunny days
whose pence and quiet sink into the (joul, hushes
its warring passions, ami induces earnest thoughts
of n holy rest in (lie great hereafter. Such at
least, it seemed to us, was its influence on the
very large crowd assembled at Calhonn.
At an early hour the Superintendents, Teachers,
and pupils of the various Sunday Schools, were
formed in procession at the Church, and under the
direction of Capt. Richard Williams, marched to a
stand which had been erected in the grove. After
prayer by the Kcv. A. Acker, and an appropriate
piece from the Picrcetown Band, which was in at?
tendance, Mr. Cox, president of the day, introdu?
ced to the audience Capt. Richard William*, whu
, delivered tv bati'l.somc address of congratulation
Many of the orators who had been invited from
abroad failed to attend, but the audience neverthe?
less were well entertained by Col. W. S. Diekens
and the Rot. C. B. Stewart. A synopsis of their
speeches we will not attempt to give, but we have
certainly never heard efforts more appropriate to
such an occasion, more replete with sound morality
and good advice to young and old. After the sing?
ing of a hymn, prayer by Mr. Willis Todd, and a
benediction hy Rev. A. Acker the audience were
invited to partake of a tine Pic-Nic dinner, which
had been provided by the liberal citizens of that
place and vicinity. Nothing occurred within our
hearing to mar the harmony of the day, and at an
early hour in the afternoon each one sought his
home, pleased with what he had seen, and we
hope profited by what he heard.
There is no finer section of our District than
that at and around Calhoun, no cleverer nnd more
hospitable people, and it was with delight that we
met with them once again after an absence of many
Nfw VoKK, August 17.?The Douglas Stale Con?
vention met at Syracuse on the l?th inst/ There
was a very large attendance and great spirit. A
Committee of thirty from the Bell party, held a
consultation with the Douglas Democracy, ami
have concluded an agreement to unite in support
of a single electoral ticket. The condition is, that
ten of the electors shall be Bell and Everett men.
Indianapolis, August 17.?The Stale Conven?
tion of the Bell party, which met in Ibis city to
kny, hns rejcclcd all propositions for a fusion, and
nominated straight-out Bell Electors for ibis State.
BALTIMORE, August 17.?The Douglas State Con?
vention assembled to-day. Kvery County in the
State was fully represented. A proposition for a
fusion with the Breckinridge party was made. It
will probably fail. The Convention is very enthu?
A storm of so violent a character occurred at
New Orleans on Saturday to cause great damage
(o properly. At Procforvillc the entire place was
submerged nnd every house earrk?d a Way. Some
forty lives wevo lost.
Mpbder.?Mr.'W. C. Hnltrc'e, living a few miles
below the city of Natchez, was shot n few nights
since, whilo sitting on Iiis gallery with his family,
and instantly killed. The assassin wm seen run?
ning away nfter the commission of the deed. The
identity.of the villaiul it is believed, will be estab?
Another IncendiarVim.?The papers state that
several renewed attempt have been made to burn
the'town of Oxford, MisA The people are aroused
to an unusual degree of wgilance.
A Lirrary TtntEE Mu.ft} Lose?The library of
Harvard College, Mass., chains 5)1,600 volumes,
which occupies more than three miles of shelf room.
Death of ax Editor.?Thd Henderson (N. C.)
Presage comes to us this wcck\n mourning for the
death of the editor, Joel H. Clayton, Esq. Mr.
Clayton was a native of Pickcni District, in this
State, and was at one time editor tf the Walhalla
There is a White Lead nnd Color Manufactory in
full operation in the city -of Charleston. All raw
material used are imported direct. m?
Charter Notices.?Our readers winjtako notice
that all applications for Charters, Incorporation, or
amendments of Charters, must be published for
three months before the presentment of the petition
to the Legislature, which will assemble this year
on tho 2Gth November.
Seward to Retire.?The Boston Btt, IRcp..)
says : It la understood that Mr. Seward will retire
from tiic Senate at the clone of the present term,
on the 4th of March next.
New Orleans, August 1:5.?A violent storm on
Saturday has caused immense damage. Proctors
ville, the terminus of the Mexican Gulf Railro&d,
was entirely submerged. The water rose over
twelve feet, carrying away all the houses but one.
Ncnrly forty lives were lost.
Lady Franklin, the widow of Sir John Franklin.;
the Arctic navigator, was a passenger by the Adri?
atic, which arrived at New York on Saturday. She
will be the guest of thcGrinncll family.during her
sojourn in this country.
Paul Morphy authorizes the contradiction of the
report that he is going to leave the United States
for a Paris residence.
The first bale of new Sea Island cotton tins al?
ready reached Savnnnah some four weeks in ad?
vance of the receipt of the first bale hist year?a
pretty good evidence of the forwardness of the crop.
Boston. August 14.?Senator Seward arrived
from Portlnnd about 10 o'clock last night, and was
met nt the depot by a large crowd, who escorted
him to the Bcvcre House, where he was serenaded.
Brief speeches followed from Gov. [i.mks. Seward.
Wilson and Hon. A. H. Rice. The reception was
The Natchez Free Trader disposes of all pre?
tended doubts concerning the position of Gov.
Brown, of Mississippi, by announcing that it has
a letter from that gentleman declaring his willing
ncss to canvass the State for Brcckcnridgc and
Lane, if necessary.
Miss Harriet Hosmcr, the American sculptress,
has returned from her nrtistic labors in Europe to
comfort a sick and aged-father. She is spoken of
as n fine, dashing, black-eyed girl of twenty-nine.
That modern Samson. Dr. Winship, of Boston,
has recently astonished bis friends and ndmircrs
by lifting a dead weight of eleven hundred and
' sixty pounds.
Hon. Lewis O'Bryan.?We regret to announce,
says the Walterboro' Sim, that lion. Lewis O'Bryan,
who for some weeks, has been suffering from a cu?
taneous affection, is pronounced hopelessly low.
There arc two more presidential candidates in
the field than the people generally know of, viz:
Dr. Mellen and Daniel Pratt, jr., of Boston. We
are not yet informed as to the prospects of a fusion
among their numerous and influential supporters.
Death of Mns. Holt.?The wife of Poslmastcr
General Holt died at Washington city on the 13th
inst., after a long illness. Her remains were taken
The Richmond Enquirer.?It is reported that
Messrs. Ritchie and Dunuavant arc about to retire
from this paper, leaving Messrs. Tyler and Wise
sole proprietors. This is caused by no political
difference, but merely the result of a legitimate
purchase by the two latter.
The New York Heiiai.d.?This wavering sheet
has at length come out in strong terms for Bell and
Everett, and urges their election tu save the Union.
It predicts that they will carry nearly every South?
ern State, inc'uding South Carolina. Wonder how
much Bennett receives for his advocacy of these
Charles Burr, the nearest male relative of Aaron
Burr, died at Saratoga, X. Y., where he resided,
last week. He had experienced great vicissitudes
( j of fortune.
i Mrs. Anna Cora Ritchie will sail for Europe or
the 2?th inst., and pass the coming winter in Paris.
A desperate street fight look place in Monticollo,
Wayne county, Ky., on the day of the election.
i John 11. Goddnrd, the clerk of the election, was
' shot, and died instantly, and William, his brother,
s was mortally wounded.
1 Mr. Seward was in Bangor, Mni?c, and spoke f
few minutes there on the 11th.
Washington, August 17.?Hon. Howcll Cobb,
Secretary of the Treasury, states that the people
of Georgia will not submit to the inauguration ol
Lincoln as President. They will secede first.
There will be no fusion in Pennsylvania. The
Douglas men will run a straight-out ticket.
The Zouaves arrived home in Chicago laic Tues?
day night, but in spife of the late hour they had a
fine public reception.
A bridge at Danville, Pa., over the cnnal, fell on
the 15th, carrying down a crowd of about two hun?
dred people, who had assembled to witness an ex?
hibition. A child is missing, and several were se?
The attempt of the Douglnsites to make a show
in Mississippi has resulted most unfortunately for
them. Their State convention was a farce, and
they Were unable to till out an electoral ticket with
suitable names. The Oxford Mercury says also
that few of tlioso who made np the small body
called a State convention had ever been democrats.
The Detroit Democrat is a new Breckinridge and
Lane paper commenced in Detroit, Michigan.
Minnesota will export more grain this year than
the total yield of tho Territory for four years past.
Thirty negroes passed through New Albany on
the D'lh instant on their way to Kansas. They
had been manumitted by their masters in Kcn
lucky, and were accompanied by two while men as
Mrs. M. Frederick, of Augusta, Ga., has made a
donation of ?2,000 to the Catholic church in that
Kentucky papers say that a fearful disorder has
occurred among cattle in the vicinity of Shipping
port and Portland, and it is thought by many to be
, the same as that affecting the cattlo in Massachu?
Aukansas Election.?It seems that the fir?t ac
counts from this State were premature in giving
Johnson for Governor 10,00(1 majority. The re?
turns, as far as heard from, give Rector (Indepen?
dent) 2,765 majority, but there are yet some eigh?
teen Counties to hear from, Hindmnn is certainly
elected to Congress. It is reported i tmt a move?
ment is on foot to unite the Union and Breckin
ridgc parties, in support of one State electoral
A young woman named Mary Given, of Rye. X.
V., is actually accused cf drowning her rcjcctc!
lover, in order to get rid of his snit.
Hon. Wm. L. Yaricey spoke at Memphis on
The latest returns of the North Carolina election,
being complete, reduces the majority of Ellix to
CHARLESTON, August 17, 1W0.
COTTON.?There is very little doing in Cotton,
owing in a great measure to the very light stock,
and the scarcity of the selections wanted. Tho
stock here not over 2800 bales, mostly of inferior
There lias been a few bales of the new crop re?
ceived, of which one bale, Middling Fair, sold at <
13 c.; this, however, is no criterion of prices when
the market opens freely. Should the crop not ex?
ceed 4.000,000 bales, fair prices may be expected.
In the present state of the market, quotations mm*
be nearly nominal. Prices range from 5 to HI for
lower grades; Middling and Middling Fair, 10$ to
Aiiivals nt tlie Hotels
For week ending Aug. 18, 1800.
AT THE BENSON HOUSE, BY C. C. LANGSTON.
J A Black, Columbia; Dr W E Black, Latfrcns C
Jl; Maj K Seibcls, Edgcficld : H .1 Smith, John C ^
j Griffin, Williamston; John Cobh, Virginia; Rev Tj*
|) Gwin, Maj S D Goodlclf, Greenville; J D Dalrt.
* A King, Abbeville; "E N Brodle and lady, A V?
Untiers, Dr It M Frost, Vi S Smifb. Char'.; J
W Daniel, Laurcns: A C Clark and lady\?n'* tvrn
daughters, Florida; John Cunningham, C
Satannah River; Hiram Copley, Dr II Bruce. aoLu
McPhail, D Wells, E Herring, Anderson District;
N K Sullivan, Col Hnyno, J B Sitton, Pondleton ;
11 H Lowry. Walhalla; Dr B A Henry, Elberton,
Gco; 0 II Cobb, Cuthbcrt, Gco; W F Nigels, Dar?
lington, S C.
AT THE ANDERSON HOTEL. S. II. LANGSTON.
A .1 Ciuthen, S C; M Johuson. Hart Co, Geo;
R Bollman, Charleston; F E Martin, Hartwcll,
Geo; G (iuyt?n, J W Guyton, 11 S Hammond, F
Ciinkscalei. T Magill, J W Jones, Anderson; ??q
Moore, ToinviUc; C H Gordon, Elberton, Geo; J
I' Hiickabecand R A Davis. Lowndcsville.
LIST OF CONSIGNEES AT ANDERSON DEPOT
Fur the week ending Augnxt IS. 1S0U.
J 15 E Sloan & Co. T R Benson & Co, A C Camp?
bell W Adgcrj Thos A Sbcrard, J E Adgcr, g W
Hammond, Benson & J, J R Sitton. H W Kuht
man, J C Elton & Co, B F Sloan. J W Cobh, A O
Norris, Stephen? & Co. M R Tunno, A M Holland,
J S burton & Co. D Bicman. .las Rnebanan. Smith
& Hovey. J E Hajood. J B Adger. Rev A A Morse.
S K Maxwell; A SStephens & Co. W R Jones. C L
Gaillard, Jones &S. Eving & ii. L A Osborue. H
W Pieper. ii A_WiVy. il L Jcffcrs. J J Lewis, Jno
.\KTTwee, Wilhitc &ji, J A A lehcck, A Fisher, S
!'-. .wn, England Si \iwkj, F A Miles. BKeMcv &
Cray t-.ns, J M Partkw, B C Skeltoii, n N While,
George Roof, J D Astniorc, Wm Van Wyek. E W
Brown, Featherston SiHoyt, J L Orr.
t). i!. P. FANT, Agent.
For the Legislature.
gaSP We are authorized by the friends of Maj.
R. F. WHITNER to aunoance him a candidate ta
represent Anderson District in the next Legisla?
SAM'L. H. OWEN
)NT IN U es t? repair Claris. Watches atid Jewelry
nt his obi stand. All work warranted.
An-. 21, I860 2 tf
Application will be made to die next Legislature
for an net To incorporate Shilot. (Baptist j Church
with the usual powers and privileges.
Aug. 21. 2 im
PAY UP! PAY UP!!
HAYING disposed of my Canftetionary, all per?
sons indebted <?n aeet will du .veil I? .-etile with
me in- the 15th of September ne:t. as after that
time they will find their indchtcdii-ss in the hands
of an officer. There is no mistake about this, for
i mean every word that is said.
john M. PA-fL?fc
Abg. 21, 1800 2 4t
Second Story of Masonic Building,
ANDERSON C. h., S. C.
fpiIE undersigned bave received an cli~ant asw?rt
JL incntof FURNITURE ofall kinds, which will
be sold at the very lowest prices. We will keep
constantly on baud a variety of Furnitur, of every
style arid finish, and respectfully invite iispcction
from the citizens of Anderson mid surrounding
country. Call and examine, and we will suit you
both in price ami quality.
AT ANDERSON C H. AND PBNDLE70X.
Marble Slabs, Tombs, Monuments, Head Stone!*,
&c, put up in the b'esi style of workmanship and
at reasonable prices. Letters cut at :Ll cts. each;
raised letter's. 20 cents each.
Mr. JOHN C. CHERRY is our authorized tgent
LKAVELL & WHITE. Anderson C. If.
Aug. M. lSiii) j 1 v
NEW FIRM AND NEW STOCK!
riVHE nndorsigncd having purchased the Stock of
I Confectioneries and Fancy Good* of J. M. Part'
low. would inform the public that they I rare irr
store and are constantly receiving a full supply of
articles in this line, such as
nuts ok ALL kini>s.
FRUITS. FRESH AND PRESERVED.
OYSTERS, SARDINES, MACKEREL,
GINGER, SPICE. PEPPER.
TOBACCO AND CIGARS,
ALE, PORTER. LAGER BEER,
WINES OF ALL KINDS, SYRUPS, &c\
Iii tlio "Fancy Goods Line
We have an extensive assortment, among which
will be found Violins, Banjos, Accordeons, Tambo
rines: Hair Brushes, Nail ami Tooth Brushes,
Combs, Port Motinaies : Writing Paper, Pens. Ink,
Envelopes: Percussion Caps, Buggy and Wagon
Whips, and many other articles in this branch too
numerous to mention'.
We invite the attention of the community gener?
ally to our Stock, comprised of an extensive varie?
ty and which will be sold at the most reasonable
pi ices, for Cash only.
Owen ? langston.
Aug. 21, ie-50 2 t(