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TUESDAY AFTERNOON, AUG. 28, I860.
J. C. C. FEATHES3T0N . nd JAMES A. EOYT.
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Reply of Judge Frost.
We give on our first page this week the reply of
Judge Frost to Mr. Paljihr, on fho subject of the
Blue Ridge Railroad. As this is a subject of deep
interest to our citizens generally, we need offer no
apology for the space it occupies.
Haj. Perry's Letter.
We publish on our fourth page a letter from the
Hon. B. F. Pebry, of Greenville, on the political
. aspects of the times. Want of time nnd space for?
bids comment, but the reader is doubtless aware
that we dissent from the positions assumed by the
distinguished gentleman. Next week we may have
6omething to offer ia relation to this letter.
This meeting commenced on Thursday last. On
Saturday and Sunday it was largely attended.?
Some of flic ablest ministers of the denomination
preached, but what success attended their labors
vre have not been informed. We hope to hear that
many on that occasion enlisted in the cause of
Campmcctings are disfavored Ivy those who arc
not prepared to enter iuto the enthusiasm that in?
spires the truly pious on such occasions. Apart
from the spiritual manifestations attending camp
meetings, we are in favor of them becuusc of the
social advantages they afford.
Repeal of tho U3ury Laws.
This subjects now eliciting some discussion in
business circles. There arc those who favor a re?
peal of thesc laws, because';hey say that the mon?
ey holder ought to be allowed to make the most of
it, as he would other possessions;. We think this
argument, if argument it can bo called, more
specious than solid. Let us iuqnirc, in the first
place, why interest is demanded at all, "since
money is naturally barren." Suppose that there
arc ten millions of dollars in the District of An?
derson, and it is put at interest within 'its limits,
how much money will there be in the District
twelve months hence, supposing at the same time
. that all communication is prohibited with any oth?
er portion of the country ? There cannot by any
possibility be mote than the amount put at inter?
est. Then by loans the amount of money is not
increased. The Mosaical law proceeded upon this
principle. The Jews did not exact interest of
their countrymen, but of strangers. The former
.could not make the country richer, tho latter poli?
cy did. There arc two reasons why a moderate
rate of interest should be allowed: '? First, the
inconvenience of parting with it for the present,
and secondly, the hazard of losing it entirely."
Experience proves that our rate of interest an?
swers these reasons. Very few hold their money
when they can get it into good bauds at seven per
cent. They guard against the liax;;rd of losing it
entirely by demanding good security, and thereby
get seven per cent, for the inconvenience of part?
ing with it for the present. If he choose to lend
it for less than 7 percent, no one has a right to
compjaw?>*fcelRW does not prohibit it; but on the
contrary will not enforce a contract for more than
? the legal rate of interest, because it savors of op?
pression, making those who are rich, richer?those
who arc poor, poorer. It is argued by some that
the amount of money iu circulation would be
greatly increased if the law would increase or
protect a greater rate of interest?that it would
be diverted from agricultural and manufacturing
purposes?that money holders would convert
these interests into money and lend it. The law
has wisely provided against such a change. Eve?
ry State knows it to be her interest to encourage
these pursuits, because they are the foundation of
every~intorcst. Another argument is, that it
would prevent our Banks from carrying their
money into other Stafes where they can get more
for it. We contend that this is the Jewish policy,
and. the only policy by which our State can be en?
riched by lending money. If you abolish our
usury laws, those who have money will hold it to
get the very largest price?it will remain in their
coffers, not yielding them any profit?the couu
try will be deprived of the benefits of its circula?
tion. Suppose the contrary.?that it is borrowed
by merchants or any oilier speculators, it will have
the effect to increase the value of the articles
speculated upon, thereby not redounding to the'
seller or the consumer or the lender, should he
happer to be the consumer. Wc think the inter?
ests of a majority of our citizens would be injured
by a repeal of the usury laws; therefore, wc op?
pose it. At another time wc will discuss the sub?
ject more at length.
lor the Intelligencer.
Messrs. Editors : As every event has, or should
have its chronicler, I propose giving you a brief
outline of the proceedings at Smith's Store on
Thursday last. It was a day set apart for the re?
view of the upper Regiment of Cavalry, and right
- nobly did the old regiment acquit itself. Much to
our surprise, (for we had uiiderstoood the Cavalry |
was upon the wane,) there was a fine turn-out of
both officers and men, and if the spirit manifested
by all upon that occasion is any index to the pub?
lic mind, we predict that ere long this regiment
will become stronger than it has ever been. The
new Company recently started at the Five Forks
was out in strength, and bids fair, under the com?
mand of Captain (late Col.) Pickons, to become
one of the best drilled Compares in tho Brigade.
After performing numerous evolutions, to (he en?
tire satisfaction of the reviewing officers, the Reg?
iment was addressed by Brigadier General Griffin
in a neat and patriotic speech, which elicited from
those addressed great applause. Maj. S. D. Good
lett and Col. Emmet Seibles, candidates for Major
General of this Division, were in attendance and
acquitted themselves handsomely. After the re?
view, the crowd collected around the house, when
Col. W. S. Dickons, announced that it was the de?
sire of those present that the candidates for the
Legislature should express their views upon mat
tors and things in general, and in accordance with
this announcement each of the gentlemen alluded
to addressed the Company. Wc do not design uo
ticiug their speeches further than to say they were
all of one mind as to the imminent danger which
threatened the South, and differed in no way as to
the remedy for the threatened evil. Their speech?
es were well received by those who heard them,
and wo have no doubt that ca- ii and all of them
made friends who will remember :ii"m ou the sec?
ond Monday of October. Harmony a ad goodwill
seemed to prevail generally throughout the day,
and at a proper hour tho crowd dispersed quietly
and in order. . CAVALRY.
When disunion is tho subject of our calm and
reflective moments, it presents to our minds a
more gloomy picture than when viewed in the heat
of discussion. But by a frequent recurrence of
the most terrible thrcatcnings, they may cease to
be regarded. Wo suspect that such is the feeling
of our people. They have heard the sound of
disunion, until they regard it as empty menace, or
as something in the distant future. It is time the
South should cease to regard it in this light. She
should be made to feel that such a state of things
will soou be upon us, unless she can consent to
sacrifice her interest and her honor. If she will
stand upon these, a dissolution of the Union is in?
evitable. The doctrine that the North, when she
sees that we are in earnest, will retrace her stens,
is false and hollow. The North has the control of
this government, which leaves the South without
any means of protecting herself against encroach?
ment and oppression. At the formation of the
Constitution there was a balance of power between
the two sections, but by tho influx of a foreign
population Lnto our country, which settled princi?
pally iu the non-slaveholding States, her popula?
tion is much larger than that of the South. By a
series of usurpations she has becu robbed of her
just proportion of the territory acquired by the
United States. The ordinance of 1787, by winch
j Virginia ceded the Northwestern territory, had
the effect to exclude slavery from all that country
which lies between tho Ohio and "Mississippi river,
now embracing six- States. The next measure was
the Missouri Compromise, which excluded the
South from that portion of Louisiana which lies
North of 3?? 30', excepting what is included in the
State of Missouri. By the same species of legis?
lation, Oregon and California were lost to us.
By each of these accessious, the power of the
North has been increased, until now she has the
power to control this government. With a majori?
ty iu both houses of Congress, without regard to
the Constitution, by a species of unjust and op?
pressive legislation, they arc tightening the chains
upon us. Connected with this increase of popula?
tion and Stales, the system of revenue and dis?
bursements of tho F?deral Government has opera?
ted as a grievous wrong upon the South. In 1832
South Carolina, with a lofty spirit of patriotism
and regard for State Kights, nullified the Tariff of
that year. By n manifestation of manly resis?
tance, site succeeded in getting a modification of
that odious system of taxation. In 1852, the
question of Secession was upon us.' On the 30th
of April of that year, South Carolina, in Conven?
tion, passed an ordinance declaring the right of a
State peaceably to withdraw from the Union. The
question of separate State action was then before
the people. South Carolina then awaited co-ope?
ration, and the consequence was a want of action
on the part of the South, until now the abolition
party is strong enough to elect a President, and
the grave question is presented to us, whether we
will submit to Black Republican rule, whose avow?
ed purpose is the abolition of slavery in the States.
Will the South, will South Parolina submit?
Her interest and her honor forbid it. If she sub?
mit, let her prepare to wear the chains of slavery,
and to listen to the last expiring notes of the fune?
ral requiem of the institution of African slavery.
In the event of the elevation of Lincoln (o the
Presidency, the slaveholding States, possessing a
like interest upon the subject, should meet in
council and devise means to restore her lost rights
in the Union, or to dissolve the Union and estab?
lish a Southern Confederacy. The North has a
predominance in every department of the govern?
ment, and-she will never yield it without a strug?
gle. The South must act, or the only alternative
left for South Carolina is separate Slate action.
She says the South must not submit to be ruled by
a Black Republican President. * Then ou^ht she as
a part of flic South to submit? We answer no!
It is nobler to make a struggle for our rights,
though we lose thctn^lian to have them taken
from us without an effort to preserve them. By
separate State action we cannot make our condi?
tion worse; it may be the prelude to the inaugu?
ration of a more glorious future. Site could not
in such an event be forced into submission. Hear
Gov. Let eher: While I live, no Federal troops
shall march across Virginia against a Southern
State in arms for the defence of its sovereign
rights, and its equality in the Union." We be?
lieve this would be the feeling of every slavehold?
ing State iu the event of the separate action of
any one of them. If- our rights arc ever to be re?
garded in the Union, if au equilibrium is ever re?
stored between the North and the South, it must
be done by the co-operation of the South, or a rup?
ture brought about by a conflict between the Gen?
eral and a State Government or Governments.
We arc indebted to our obliging friends, Wit.
ABCHKn and M. S. fIcKat, Esqs., who have been
industriously engaged this summer iu taking the
Census of this District, for the following interest?
4TII REGIMENT. ?
White males, 3,844; females, 3,004. Total,
Slaves.?Males, 2,08'J; females, 2,400. Total,
Total population, 12,243.
Deaths, 141. Males, 02; females, 79..
Products of Industry, 18.
Village of Anderson.*?Whites, 480; slaves, 322.
Willianuton.?"Whites, 408 ; slaves, 135. Total,
Helton.?Whiles, 183; slaves, 30. Total, 213.
Ilonca Path.?Whites, 149; slaves, 4-5. Total,
?This includes only that portion in the 4lh Reg?
Free white males, 3,222 : females, 3,301. Free
colored males, 34 ; free colored females, 28. To?
tal free population, 0,085.
SZatW.?Males, 1,S72 ; females, 2,009. Total,
Total population, 10,020.
No. free families, 1,209.
" Dwelling-houses, 1,258.
" Farms producing over $100, 075.
Deaths.?White males, 37 ; white females, 31;
Colored males, 39; colored females, 40. Total
Free Population.?Foreign born, 74; blind, 5 ;
deaf and dumb, C ; idiotic, 12 ; paupers, 21; in?
Slave Population.?Blind, none; deaf and dumb,
1; idiotic, 0; insane, nouc ; slave houses, 874;
slave owners, 500.
Value of Real Estate, $2,045,330.
Value of Personal Estate, 5,989,890.
Total value of Estate, 8,055,220.
Military Election.?At an election held on
r'riday last for Major to command the 2d Battalion
42d Regiment, S. C. M., to fill the vacancy caused
by tho resignation of Maj. A. J. Major, we learn
that Capt. Wir. Guubbs was chosen, without oppo?
Corrcspoudcncc'of tue Intelligencer.
Messrs. Editors: It was with pleasure wc acciden?
tally stumbled on ft copy of the Intelligencer, and
altt.ough you have stated miyour salutatory that it
wotdd be unreasonable to make it a criterion of
the future, vo, in all candor, must think it comes
up to the standard of newspapers generally, aEd if
your future numbers are edited with the sainccarc
and. ability, wc do not think your patrons will have
any cause for censure, but will be amply repaid
for th3 small investment necessary to become a
subscriber; We always hail with pleasure and de?
light the establishment of any journal that has for
its end the dissemination of true and useful
knowledge, and regard it as a bright era dawning
upon the destiny of any country. Wc know of
no better vehicle for the diffusion of general in?
telligence than newspapers, and no family should
be destitute of them, at least as many as they are
able to subscribe and pay for. All children more
or less arc foud of reading newspapers, and there?
by often acquire a taste for literature. Then, we
regard any district or country as highly favored
thai can boast of good substantial papers.
We would observe in this connection, that edi?
tors, like school-teachers, arc accountable beings,
and wc know of no class of men that have it in
their power to exert such an influence over their
fellow-beings. In proportion to the power which
individuals are called to exercise over the affairs
of others, is the degree of accountability to which
they subject themselves ; and you, Messrs. Edi?
tors, arc in a great measure entrusted with both
public and private safety. Like sentinels on the
watch-tower, you have it in your power to warn
us of approaching danger, and in a great measure
to avert new and dangerous innovations. To in?
culcate morality, and, in short, to instil within us
an ardent love of the true, the beautiful and good.
This, gentlemen, is your mission, a nobl" and re
spansiblc one, and we have no doubt but the ex?
pectations of your friends, in the task you have
assigned yourself, will be happily realized.
It is true you have launched out when political
seas run high?at a time when the political clouds
are dark and lowering, and when, it is feared, the
fury of the storm will not abate until dissolution
hns taken place. Never was there a time when
this mighty fabric, which was founded by the
bravery of our ancestors, united and cemented 1>\
their common blood, was in more danger of being
overthrown. It is tottering on its very founda?
tion. Never was there more discord in "any gov?
ernment, and in ilie language of Holy Writ, a
house divided against itself cannot stand. As
much as it is to be regretted, wc can but think,
unless wc gel our constitutional rights under the
government, it is our sacred duty to declare the
government an cud. Wo were told by our leading
men South that the Great National Democratic par?
ty was the only one that could save the Union.
That party has burst asunder, never again, 1 im?
agine, to be united. One plank on their platform
proved rather unsound. Those Northern and
Northwestern democrats professing to be great
lovers and allies of the South, and yet would re?
strict her rights with the principle 'of Squatter
Sovereignty. Wc had the pleasure of attending
the Convention in Charleston, and of becoming
acquainted with several delegates from the North,
and on one occasion wc heard them say that at
heart they believed slavery was a sin. Being thus
opposed to our institutions, they are not fighting
our battles witli pure intentions, and there is no
dependence to be put in them. The doctrine of
anti-slavery is inculcated in them from their earli?
est infancy. Ere the tender babe can lisp its
mother's name; horrid pictures, representing all
manner of cruel and barbarous treatment of the
planter towards his slave is shewn it. The orator
denounces it from the stump; the clergyman from
the pulpit, and how can we expect anything belter
from them than Virginia Raids, John Brown mas?
sacres or Texas troubles.
It wns the opinion of our lamented Calhoun that
.the slavery question was the only one that could
ever dissolve the Union : and with what rapidity
has abolition sentiments increased. When it was
first agitated, it was a mere speck upon the hori?
zon, with apparently but few advocates; it has
moved on, however, conquering and to conquer,
until it has obscured and polluted almost the whole
Northern firmament. It is true there are a few
bright constellations with some satellites that still
icciu to shine pure ami unsullied?standing out in
bold relief amidst the dark clouds of the gathering
storm?but they arc like angel's visits, few and far
The Block Republican leaders have declared that
slavery must and shall be abolished, and say to
their followers, you and I must do it, ami their
sentiments arc re-echoed throughout the width and
breadth of the Free Stales. Their doctrine is, that
there must be no more slave Slates?it must be
confined to its present limits.
In our humide opinion, what makes matters
more alarming, is that the clergy and thoseprofes
sing Christianity have taken the mailer in hand.
Abolitionism mixed up with religion I It needs no
sag? to predict tho direful consequences which
may ensue. Only reflect how much interest the
ministers of the Gospel and the professed Chris?
tians manifested in the Kansas difficulties?with
what, liberality they swelled the subscription list
in arming and equipping their men for the con?
flict. Remember how solemnly tidied the bell?
how sacred the day was kept?how many splendid
eulogies were pronounced upon (heir illustrious
martyr, John Drown, the day his spirit took its
flight to give an account at the Dar of God for the
hellish plot he had contrived, sot on foot, and part?
ly consummated. Remember all these, with many
other dastardly tricks, and then say that abolition?
ism means nothing. With their underground rail?
roads they have stolen our negroes and transport?
ed them to a clime where they have become the
most abject and degraded beings the sun ever
shone on; many of whom are destitute of the ac?
tual necessaries, let alone the comforts of life?in
a climate not congenial to his nature, chilled by
the intense cold, he is left, un car red for, to wither
and die of hunger and cold. And in this awful
situation they arc placed through the sympathies
of their Republican friends, and who, wc arc told,
alter locating them there, have not chanty enough
to proffer them a meal's victuals, although upon
the point of starvation.
No. the true condition of the negro is slavery,
and as for the morality of it, slavery is coeval
with the world. We have abundant Scriptural
proof of the fact. For instance, wc point, to
slavery among the Hebrews; it was no sin iuthem,
because it received the sauction of the Almighty.
The Hebrews held slaves from the time of the con?
quest of Canaan, and Abraham and the patriarchs
many centuries before.
The good old Abraham, whom God so loved, the
father of the faithful, noted for his piety and good
works, 'tis said owned over a thousand slaves.
The Mosaic institutes not only recognized slavery
as lawful, but gave minute directions for its regu?
lation. They were regarded as property, and to
be hereditary, transferable, &c. Do we not find in
one of the Commandments this right of property
is recognized : "Thou shall not covet thy neigh?
bors house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's
wife, nor his man servant, nor his moid servant, j
nor bis ox, nor bis a,'i3,Jnor? anything that is thy
Where can you find on the globe a happier race
of human beings tli an our Southern slaves ? a
more cheerful, contented race of people, except
some few who have had the misfortune to have lis?
tened to the syren scngs of the infamous yankee,
who have whispered in their ears a good time com?
It has been truly said that the negro has no bet?
ter friend than th:i Southern master. As some
yankee remarked in i letter to his Northern friends,
there was three things inost of Southerners would
l'ght for: Call him a liar, insult a lady, or abuse
his negro. There may be some isolated cases in
which the negro is not as well cared for as he
ought to be, but the y are few. Southerners not
only treat their ncgioes well from attachment, but
tiny arc interested in doing so : they are proper?
ty, und the better you feed and clothe them, the
more fatigue they will undergo. Interest, duly
and attachment all combine to have them well
cared for in sickness. How different the case
with Northeim laborers. Servants, of whom there
are thousand.! working for what the negro gets?
what they can eat a id wear. When disease over?
takes them they have no friend to administer to
their wants, even their rations stop, no one to re?
munerate the physician, his employer feels no in
teSi at stake, and if he dies, he is unwept, uncared
for; and when old ige overtakes him, he must hio
to the poor-house, or be subjected to the charities
of tiic world, which is a cold concern. We know
instances in our owa country of persons that know
not when they finis 1 one scanty meal from whence
the next will come, Cannot bear the idea of a
poor-house, too proud to beg, too honest to steal,
and too lazy to work. The negro, after he be?
comes incapacitated for labor, is well provided and
cared for; and if In: lias been anything of a faith?
ful servant, the mont of masters have benevolence
enough to treat the n witli the most humane con?
siderations so long as lifo last. Then, we must
conclude that slavey is not wrong, but right and
proper: and also that our system of slavery is t he
best one in existence. We say in existence, for it
exists in all countries in some shape or form.
Southern slaves cnoy many anil more privileges
and luxuries than t abolitionists are aware of. They
arc all privileged to attend the worship of God,
and frequently make zealous Christians, and it is
not uncommon to sec them rigged out in costly ar?
ray, and even sjwting fine jewelry. They have
their holidays through the year, and allowed the
liberty of cultivating a crop for their own benefit,
j Sonic of them maki) pocket change by little trades i
peculiar to themselves, such as the manufacturing J
of baskets, collars, brooms, &c, and it is not un?
common for them to have accounts with our mer?
chants to the amount of ?">0 or S100, which is set?
tled punctually at the end of the year. And yet,
in the midst of u.l this peace and contentment,
(for they ore'happy ami jovial) the abolitionist,
the destroyer, comes to change their paradise into
a hell. With seductive language, he steals him
off, and convoys him into a clime where, as past
history plainly shows, the poor creature regrets
tlie change, and often wishes for the comforts of
I his master's cabin. We have never known an in?
stance of any Northerner who has visited the
South and become acquainted with her peculiar in?
stitutions, but what 1ms admitted slavery was a
mutual blessing, who was not biased by prejudice
Bui the misfortune i ?, the masses are ignorant of
the system. More anon.
Fo,' the Intelligencer.
Exhibition at Cool-Sjring Academy.
Messrs. Editors : It is not. our disposition to
trouble the press with an account of every meet?
ing that may be held in this or that locality in our
district, for wc know that they are uninteresting
to the general reader. Tito exorcises at Cool
Spring Academy, which came off 0:1 hist Thursday,
were of so interesting n character, so creditable to
the pupils :i$fo to the teacher, Mr. Samuel Wake
field, that you must indulge us in a brief allusion
The Academy i:i located in that portion of our
District known as the HlaUSettlement," a wealthy
and prosperous.suction, whose citizens are moral,
religious, intelligent and refined; and wc are glad
to know that tiie^ arc friends to education.
Mr. Wnkefield lias a flourishing school, is very
popular, and a thorough instructor, so far a* wc
could judge. The various classes iu Mathematics,
Latin and Greek, stood 'he test of criticism better
than some olasscf: in college that we have heard iu
our day. The examination occupied the forenoon.
After doing full justice to the ample dinner provi?
ded by the liberal citizens of the vicinage, the Reg?
imental Band, which was iu attendance, summoned
the audience to tho arbor tu hear the speeches of
the students. We cannot particularize, but can
honestly assert lli.it each speaker done well, and |
gave evidence of good training in the popular art;
some of them, by Demos tlionian perseverance, may
attain eminence as orators.
When the studeuts were done, Mr. Wnkefield
delivered an address upon the training of youth.
The matter of his speech was very suggestive, and
though the speaker was little used to public speak?
ing, he went through with his address in a pleas?
After a stirring piece from tlie band, the orator
of the day, J. C. C. Feathcrslon, Esq., was in?
troduced to the tudiencc. To say that wc were
pleased with t ic address of Mr. Fcatbeiston,
would be the truth, but it would not fully express
our estimate of it. Although the occasion was
one of common occurrence, and the theme a stereo?
typed one, Mr. I'catherston made that admirable
hit in a public speaker?he well adapted his re?
marks to tho occasion and the audience, and was
His thoughts were certainly fresh and genial,
clothed in elegant language, and were well deliv?
ered. True, Mr. Feathers! 011 has not spoken long
enough in public) to feel perfectly easy, but he has
a good voice, and with training will makj an effec?
The next, and last speaker introduced was Col.
Warren D. Wilkcs, of whom as a speaker and
thinker we need say nothing by way of commenda?
tion, lie spoke in his usual impassioned style for
three quarters of an hour, amid the plaudits of the
It was matter of universal regret that Major
John V. Moore, who had been invited to speak,
could uot be present, having to attend the muster
at Smith's Store.
Thus passed a day at one of those good old
fashioned Exhibitions, which were so common and
entertaining in the days of our youth, but which
are so rare now. The brush arbor, the antiquated
school-house, the capacious satchel, the well
thumbed text-book, the birch rod, the ball-ground,
and the faltering tongues of youthful orators, all,
all reminded us of times that have passed away,
but arc fondly remembered.
Dentistry.?We ask the attention of readers to
the card of Dr. R. M. Frost, late of Charleston,
who has located in our midst for the practice yf his
profession. His office is on Granite Row, immodi
atoly over E. W. Brown's.
Sad Accident.?Wo learn that on last Thursday
cveninjr a fatal accident: occurred at Thalian*Acad
cmy, 18 miles above this place, resulting in the
death of a negro hoy, the property of Maj. G. W.
Co.v.von, of this District. The particulars, as vre
bWc heard them, arc as follows:
There was an Exhibition at the Academy on that
evening, concluding with a dialogue, in which it
was necessary to make use of a gun to properly
carry out the respective parts. Accordingly a gun
was cent for at a neighboring residence, and both
barrels being loaded, the negro who was scut on
the errand was told to discharge it before he got to
the Academy, which he did by firing only one bar?
rel, not understanding, perhaps, that both were
loaded. The young men engaged in the dialogue ,
were not apprised that the gun contained any load,
aud one of them, Mr. Leaxder W. Deco, was just
about pointing it at his opponent, when by pure
accident the remaining load was discharged, lodg?
ing in the breast of the first-named negro, who was
seated on the rear of the platform witnessing the
performances. For a moment we are told that the
audience remained seated, supposing that it was
only a discharge of powder, but when it wits dis?
covered that some one had been shot, the confusion
was great. The negro died in about four hours,
suffering the most intense pain. He was about 14
years of age.
We regret that the evening, which had been the
occasion of so much enjoyment to the large number
assembled, should have closed amid such gloom.
Palmetto Riflemen.?We are highly gratified
that the appeal we made in our first issue in behalf
of the formation of this corps, was not altogether
in vain, and that the spirit necessary to its success
has been re-awakened with some of our young men,
who arc determined to organize speedily, if possi?
ble, and have the Company in full blast at an early
day. Let others emulate their example at once,
and we shall have no delay iu reaching the desired
Those who wish to participate in the organiza?
tion of the Company should hasten to enrol their
names, as it is confidently expected that a sufficient
number will be obtained within a fortnight to cull
a meeting for that purpose. It will be recollected
that the uniform is to be of Southern manufacture
entirely. All other particulars can be obtained, as
we have before stated, by calling at die office of W.
W. humfubevs, Esq.
Glad Tidixus.?The religious revivals, noted in
our last issue, nrc continued. Meetings in the
Baptist and Methodist Churches arc in progress at
this time. There have been more accessions to the
church. The people of Cod have labored zealously
in the cause, aud verily, it has not been without
Rakukb-M's.?If you want to be shaved, have
your hair dressed, or otherwise ne d assistance
from a professor of the Tonsorinl art, .ve need only
refer you to Rolicrl*. whose card is elsewhere. W?
have often heard strangers commend him for his !
skill and dexterity, and will add our repeated ap?
preciation of kite remark.
Anderson Military Academy.?We have been
requested to state that the students of this institu?
tion will declaim in the Court House on Friday
evening. The public generally, and the ladies es?
pecially, are invited to be in attendance.
Axdkbsox Tboop.?Members of this Troop are
directed to au order for parade at Haynie's.
For the Intelligencer.
Messrs. Editors: Vou will please insert in
your paper the names of the following gentlemen
who will be supported for the position of Intendant
and Wardens, at the next election, for the ensuing
C. (.'. LANGSTON.
S. BLECKLE1*, ?
JOHN" V. MOORE,
W. M. OSBORNE.
CHARLESTON, August 23, 18G0.
COTTON*.?There is only a slight change in the
market since our last report, which is an improved
demand and a consequent small increase in the
transactions. The sales of the week amount to 801
bales, at prices ranging from 0 (-? 12 o. We again
omit quotations, as the transactions in the belter
grades have been too few to give a reliable criterion
of the market, particularly with the present re?
??kmww?^m imii riiTfinBrniTMiMwwwnririrTTTTir
AitIv.-iIh fit the X-Totds*
For trrck ending Aug. 2-">, 1800.
AT Till-: BENSON HOUSE, BYC. C. LANGSTQN.
D Benno, A W Kos?. W Van Wyck, .1 B Meflcc,
j C Van Wyck, John V, Lewis, Mr Adgcr and Misses
I Adgcr, Pcndlcton: J K McNecly, Williamston; P
M. I'hail, D D Dean, Win Fant, W S Smith, W II
j Mchcsky, E W Byrum, B A McAlistcr, Wm Archer,
Anderson District; E A Gregg. Marion; F W Kil
AT THE ANDERSON* HOTEL, S. II. LANGSTON.
Joshua Smith, Jtufus Beatty, Samuel B. Lewis.
J W Jones, Thomas Magill, Anderson; Claudius
Beatty, Lowndesvillc; Rev R P Johns and lady,
Chariest on : I, Gaincs, Dr C H Gordon and lady,'
Klberfon, Geo; Wm Millwec, Bailey's Troupe;
Edward Symmcs, Pendieton ; W McBride, Beau?
fort District; Geo Jamcrson, Vn.
LIST OF CONSIGNEES AT ANDERSON DEPOT
For the week ending August 25, 18ti0.
B S Webster, J J Lewis, W Hampton, R Adgcr,
II W Kuhtniann, England & Bewlcy, W S & G F
Williams, J M Partlow, Jones & Seaborn, J B E
Sloan & Co. W II Dondy & Co, S Brown, jr, W B
C, B Rhclt, Sloan, Sullivan & Co, A Kraker, B R
H It Co, Moores & Major, J A McFall, J W Clark,
Blcoklcy & Craytons, S N Moore, J P Reed, W S
Sharpe, N K Sullivan, T G Herbert, J W C, Ben?
son & Justice, R Reddy, H W Pieper, E W Brown,
J W Crawford, Sloan & Towers, C S Dorrill, C J
Bourne, Smith & Hove)', J B Sit ton, Renno & S, D
Bicmann, .1.1 Brown, T B Benson k Co, Robert A
Thompson, J T Xorris, A H Cornish, D 0 Ahren,
J N Whitner, G II Korber, R Poreher, H F. Rave
nel, G Seaborn, K Webb, N G Abrams, J Gasaway,
W Gwynne, G M Jones, T M White, J L Orr.
0. H. P. FANT, Agent.
("LATE OF CHARLESTON,)
HAVING located in Anderson, offers his services
to its citizens and vicinity in every branch of his
N. B.?Particular attention paid to the regula?
tion of children's teeth.
g^gr* Rooms over E. W. Brown's Store. ? '
Aug. 28, I860 8 ly
J8@- The Prosbytery of South Carolina will be
held at Roberts" Church, in Anderson District on
Thursday before the third Sabbath in September
next, at 11 o'clock, a. ni.
T. l. McBRYDB, Stated Clerk.
Aug. 28, 1800 3 3t
liie Campmeeting will commence at Sandy
Springs on Thursday before the third Sabbath in
September next, at early candle-light.
H. D. MOOBE, P. C,
Aug. 28, 18G0 3 * St
JG-Sf The Campniceting will commence at Provi?
dence on Thursday before the fourth Sabbath in
September next, at early caudle-light.
THUS. G. HERBERT, P. C.
Aug. 28, 18G0 3 4t
For the Legislature.
JSSy" We are authorized by the friends of Maj.
B. F. WHITNER to announce him a candidate to>
represent Anderson District in the nest Legisla?
The friends of Maj. JOHN V.MOORE an?
nounce him a candidate for the Legislature at the
jgg?"* We are authorized to announce Capt. H. R.
VAN DIVER as a candidate for Clerk of the Court
at the next election.
Is hereby given that application will be made to
the next Legislature for an act incorporating the
"Palmetto Riflemen," a volunteer military compa?
ny to be formed at Anderson.
Aug. 28, 1800 3 3m
Ts hereby given to all whom it may concern, that
application will be made to the next Legislature of
South Carolina to alter and amend the charter of
incorporation of the town of Anderson in certain
Aug. 28, 1SG0 3 3m
ATTENTION CAVALRY I
THE ANDERSON TROOP OF CAVALRY will
parade at llnynicto on Thursday the 1.3th of Sep?
tember, at 1U ociock a. in., armed and equipped as
the law directs.
By order of
IL B. ARNOLD, Captain.
N. A. M<;Crt.u:v, 0. S.
Aug. 28, 18?0 3 3t
SHAVING, IIAIK-DPcESSING, &a
K O 15 E Ii T S
Would take this method of informing the public
that his BAB B?lt SHOP has been re-fitted and
newly furnished. I!e is prepared to accommodate
customers at all hours, Sundays excepted.
fc?r Shop in the Benson Mouse.
Aug. 1800 3 ly
NEW FIRM AND NEW STOCK I
rj"M!K undersigned having purchased the Stock of
_^ L'x'nfoctinnaries and fancy Go;ids of J. M. Part
low, would inform the public thai they have in
store ami are constantly receiving a full supply of
articles in this line, such as
nuts of all kinds;
Fill its. FRESH and preserved.
OVSTEilS, SARDINES, mack?REL>
ginger. spice, pepper,
? tobacco and cigars,
ale, port;:;:, lager beer,
WINEiS of all kinds, SVRUPS, &c.
In tlie !Srmic*y Goods Lino
V.'e have ait extensive assortment, among which
will be found Violius, Banjos, Accnrdcojis, Tnmbo
riucs; Hair Brushes, Nail and Tootli Brushes,
Comix. Perl Mommies: Writing Paper,"Pens. Ink,
Envelopes; Bcrcussion Caps, Buggy and Wagon
Whips, and many other articles in this branch too?
numerous to mention.
We invite liic attention of the community gener?
ally to our Stock, comprised of an extensive varie?
ty and which will be sold at the most reasonable
prices, for Cash only.
OWEN & LANGSTON.
Aug. 21, IS".!) 2- tf
Second Story of Masonic Building-^
anderson c. h., s. c.
1"iHJE undersigned hare received an elegant nsnort
mcnC ol" furniture of all kit..;.,, which will
be sold at the very lowest prices. We will keep
constantly on baud a variety of Furniture of every
style and iinish, and respectfully invite iiispcctiout
from the citizens of Anderson and surrounding:
country. Call and examine, and we will suit you
both in price ami quality.
AT ANDERSON c. II AND PEN?LETON. '
Marble Slabs, Tombs, Monuments, Head Stones',
&c., put up in the best styie of workmanship ani
at reasonable prices. Letters cut at 3.} eis. cadi;
raised letters, 20 cents each.
Mr. JOHN c. CHERRY is our authorized agent
LKAVELL & WHITE, Anderson C. H. .
Aug. 21. 18G0 2 ly
By virtue of various writs of Ficra Facias to mo
directed, I will expose to sale on '-'air Any in flMfr^j
lember next, within the usual hours of sale, beforo
the Court Bouse door at Anderson, the foUowing
properly, to wit:
i Two hundred and thirteen (213) acres of Land,
more or less, bounded by lands of Johu Finlcy;
Oliver Todd, James Thompson and others, levied
on as the property of Wm. M. T?te, at the suit, of
i Jackson, Nesbitt & West.
One Piano, 1 keg, 1 wash pot, 1 box of bottles,
2 tables, 2 jugs of wine, 1 jug, 2 jars, 1 tin pan, 1
: strainer, 1 weeding hoc, 1 spade, 3 water buckets,
I 1 coffee mill, 1 trying square, 3 smoothing irons, 1
lot of crockery, 1 hand saw, 1 box, 1 lot sundries,
levied on as the property of Thomas Wildir.au, at
the suit of ii. c. Cooley and others.
Terms Cash. Purchasers to pay for all neces?
J. D. M. DOBBINS, s.a.d.
Sheriff's Office, Aug. 8, 18G0 1?3t
PAY UP! PAY UP!!
HAVING disposed of my Confectionary, all per?
sons indebted on acct. will do well to settle with
me by the 15th of September neit, as after that
time they will tind their indebtedness in the. hands
.of an officer. There is no mistake about this, fox
i mean every word that is said.
JOHN M. PARTLOW.
" Aug. 21, 1800 2 4t
AT NINETY CENTS CASH.
WARRANTED as good as any Thread made in
the United States.
W. .S. SHARPE.
Aug. 14, 1800 1 tf
Application will be made to the next Legislature
for an act to incorporate Shiloh (Baptist) Church
with the usual powers and privileges.
Aug. 21, I860 2 3m