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TUESDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 4, 1860.
J. C. -C. FEATHERSTON and JAMES A. HOYT.
O'nc copy "ono year, invariably in advance,.SI.00.
Advertisements inserted at moderate rnfC3; liberal
deductions mado to tboso who will advertiso by the
Court Calendar for the western Circuit.
Greenville, October 6.
Spartanburg, 44 13.
Laurens, " 20.
Abbeville, September 15.
Anderson, 41 22.
Pickens, 44 29,
sittings of court.
Abbeville, October 1.
Anderson, 44 8.
Pickens, 44 l?.
Greenville, October 22.
Spartanburg, 44 2'?.
Laurens, November 5.
The communication of " A Methodist. Layman"
has been received and will appear in out nest.
For the benefit of all concerned we state,'that
Col. Warren D. Wilkes has consented to deliver an
address at Barker's Creek Church, on Saturday the
15th of Sept, on 44 Eduoation, in its relations to
the Family, the* Stute, and the Church." The
public generaBy invited, to attend.
Lieut. Stephen D. Lee, TL S. A.
The many friends of this gentleman in our'Dis
trict will be gratified to learn that he is winning
golden opinions among strangers in the fur West.
We copy the following from the Sioux City (Iowa)
Register, of a late date:'
"We had the pleasure a few days ago of making
the acquaintance of Lieut S. D. Lee, Quarter Mas?
ter at Fort Randall, who is at present stopping in
Sioux City. Lieut. L. is an accomplished officer
and gentleman, and is highly respected by his nu?
merous friends in this city."
Farmer and Planter.?The Soptcmbcr number
?s on our table. Its contents are varied, interest?
ing and well suited to the agriculturalist, all of |
whom in our section should become subscribers.?
Those in our district who desire to have their
names forwarded, should call on James A. Hoyt,
at this office, who is authorized to receipt for the
? Fanner and Planter. Published at Columbia, S. C,
by R. M. Stokes, at 51-00 per annum.
New Pater.?The first number of the Peninsu?
lar Gazette, published at Micanopy, Fla., has been
received. Edited by Jas. B. Bean and J. J. Mc
Daniel, with spirit and ability. The Gazette is
. gotten up in a very creditable style, and will no
doubt be a valuable 44institution " in the commu
;nity where published. We exchange with plcn
TriE Military Academy.?The exercises in de?
clamation by the students of this institution, an?
nounced in last week's Intelligencer, took place on
Friday afternoon,' beginning at half-past three
o'clock. The young gentlemen reflected credit
upon their teachers foj^hj^pains^bestowed in im
^i^jngJ^liYja*<u-t, and evinced thcTWJpinter
e^t in the pursuit of such knowledge. Wc~cf[?*.
gratulate one and all upon the marked improve?
ment since we last had the pleasure of hearing
them. The exercises closed with a dialogue.
The interest manifested on all occasions by the
citizens of our vicinity in the prosperity of this
institution, canaotfail to make glad the hearts of
those liberal-minded citizens who set tho project
on foot, and who now watch eagerly over its pro?
gress and advancement. Tho Targe number in at?
tendance on the exercises above mentioned and on
all similar occasions, attest the fact that they arc
disposed by their presence and applause, to lend
encouragement to this youthful enterprise. May
it continue, to ;;jrow and flourish under its present
able, experienced and gentlemanly conductors, Rev.
J. S. Presslet and Capt. Tosemi M. Adams.
New Cotton.'?The firs', bale of- new cotton of?
fered in our market was sold on last Thursday at
11 cents. It was from the plantation of Mrs. Mary
_ Catterson, of Elbcrt Co.; Geo., and purchased by
E. W. Brown:
The-first bale of new cotton raised in this Dis?
trict was sold on Saturday to I. W. Taylor. This
bale was from the planta'ion of Moses Dean, and
weighed -132 lbs.?sold at 101 cents.
SalbdXY.?A large number of our citizens were
in attendance yesterday... There were few sales
made by the Sheriff. One negro man, aged about
30 years, was sold for 51,280.
The candidates for the various offices were the
most busily employed, we believo. Nothing of a
startUng or interesting nature was gathered by our
4,locaL" Ho heard much complaint about tight
times, and saw one man with a fine specimen of
gold, who refused to tell him where the rich vein
The Good Work Continues.?The- revivals- in
the Methodist and Baptist Churches, which we have
chronicled in previous issues, have abated none of
their interest during the past week, but on-the con?
trary the spirit and feeling upon the subject seems
to have increased largely. Immense congregations
have been in regular attendance upon the ministra?
tions of the Gospel, and scores have been anxiously
inquiring the way to salvation. Indeed, for the
?population of our village, such a general awaken?
ing and concern is seldom witnessed. May Ho
who alone is able continue to spread the glorious
work from heart to beert, until all shall know Him
unto Bfe everlasting.
On last Sabbath the ordinance of baptism was
administered by Rev. Mr. Murray, of the Baptist
Church, to twelve persons. Upwards of 40 have
attached themselves to the Methodist Church.
The meetings in both Churches arc continued
Attention !?Those wlio have enrolled them?
selves aa members of the Palmetto Ri?emen will ob?
serve the call in another column for a meeting on
next Saturday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, for the pur?
pose of organizing the Company by the election of
officers. It is earnestly desired that all will attend
and participate iu the choice of those who aro to
be in authority.
Let each member, in the meanwhile, bo active in
securing additional members during the present
Millwee's Gallery.?An advertisement else?
where informs the public that this Gallery is again
open and ready for the reception of visitors. Mr.
Millwee can produce abundant testimony of his
skill as an. artist, and merits a large patronage in
his line. Give him a call at No. 2 Granite Row,
Hon. B. F. Perry vs. Disunion.
We were not at .ill surprised at seeing Mr. Per?
ry's letter of August 13th, for the reason that it
is- comportablo with his past political history, save
on one occasion when his love for the South was
paramount to his love for the Union. When a
horde of Northern barbarians came, sword in
hand, to murder the peaceable, quiet and Chris?
tian slaveholder, and liberate his slaves, Maj. Per?
ry in our State Legislature made good resolves
which we are sorry to know that ho has forgotten.
We do not doubt his patriotism, on the cnntr.-.ry
we believe that he loves the Union devotedly, but
we do doubt liu statesmanship at the present crisis
of our political affairs. This we say in all re?
spect to the ability of Mr. Perry, who is one of
the shining lights of our State, when the horrors
of disunion do not obscure his mcnt?l vision. So
strong is Iiis love Tor the Union that ho would not
die-solve it though Lincoln be elevated to the Chief
Magistracy. We agree with the Hon. gentl -a tan
that this presents a "grave and momentous ques?
tion, and that it should be calmly and dispassion?
ately considered." In-this spirit we propose to
consider it, as far aj wo are able, while the memo?
ries of this once glorious Union and the Fathers
of the Republic come crowding in upon us. There
is much in our country's history that the mind
can advert to with pleasure. We arc willing to
venerate the names and characters of the men who
founded this Republic by throwing off the yoke of
foreign oppression, feeling confident that were
they living now, the same love of justice and right
would cause them to resist unjust aud oppressive
legislation at the hazard of disunion. What mel?
ody and enchantment is there in the sound of Un?
ion, when there is no longer a Union of interest
and feeling ? It. is an empty sound, and comes
not to the heart! You may procLim it from Ma?
ryland to Texas, the response will be, fei >'e u.t our
rights, and by the names of our forefathers -.to
will swear allegiance to the Union. The North
can preserve the Union by restoring to us our lost
rights?the South cannot unless she is willing to
yield the substance fcr the shadow.
We are not one of those who would dissolve the
Union merely for the sake of disunion, or as they
are called, "disunionists per ?c," notwithstanding
we approved of the.secession from the Charleston
Convention, the disruption which we arc told will
eventuritc in the election of a Black Republican to
the Presidency. In which event, we say not
"fearfully," butToarleSsly, the Union must be dis?
solved. Whj' should we fear when such men as
Messrs. Kcitt, Orr and Boycc advocate the same
policy. This is a worthy trio, without a Casar.
0, Brutus! spare them, that they may servo their
country when the die shall have been cast, and the
flood of disunion shall have subsided.
We think the election of a Black Republican to
the Chief Magistracy of this Union sufficient cause
for disunion, because he goes into office with the
avowed purpose of carrying out measures inimical
to the South. But we arc told that we must await
some overt act, that is, until the President has vio?
lated some principle of the Constitution. Have
we not a right to presume that Lincoln, i: elected,
will do all that he says he will do, if in his povcr 1
Why does Maj. Perry attribute to him untruthful
ness, and yet think him worthy to be President!'
If he believes Lincoln a truthful man, he must be
lieve that he will carry out-tho measures of his
party. What did Mr. Scward, in his Boston
speech, say would be the result of the election of
a Black Republican ? We quote his language: "I
tell you, fellow-citizens, that with this -victory
comes the end of the power of slavery in the Uni?
ted States." Mr. Seward i3 the oracle of the par
"ty, and ho will be consulted. He will inaugurate
his "lilgTler law" doctrine, and the "irrepressible
conflict" will g^~ou~tiniil_ slavery is abolished.
These are the things that DnWlA*8 "weak and
powerless" administration arc* to perform. Shall
wo lo6*k on^ until tnej^nlition schemes of the
Black KepublicaiyggplHH consummated before
we offer resistance, whence are apprised by the
leaders of that party of the consequences of the
election of * Lincoln ? Such a course will "be as
foolish as it is dastardly.
When a government fails to give protection to
the persons and property of its citizens, the pur?
poses for which it is instituted, the right of revo?
lution is unquestionable, provided the sacrifice to
obtain them is not greater than the loss of the
rights themselves. Would the horr;rs of a civil
war be greater to the South than the loss of tlw .re?
stitution of slavery ? We cannot, conceive of any?
thing that would bring greater calamities upon l.hc
country than the sudden deprivation of this in;;ti
tution. Could we entertain the views of Mr.
Perry, and regard slavery as "out of the reach of
the assaults of its foes," we, too, would cease to
regard the election of a Black Republican as a
sufficient cause for disunion. We would be willing
to give "Old'Abe" a trial, and perhaps he would
"go out of office quite a favorite with the South?
ern people." This Abrain, we fear, has never
been "justified by faith," therefore, we arc unwil?
ling to trust him. To prevent strife, we think the
herdsmen of our cattle., had better be separated
from the herdsmen of Abram's cattle.
Wo regard Mr. Perry as singularly unfortunate
in comparing Mr. Lincoln to ex-President Ii ill
more, and as cgregiously wrong in saying that he
became President with a worse record upon the
slavery question. Mr. Fillmore, when a candi?
date for the Vice-Presidency in 1818, said that he
"regarded slavery ns an evil, but one with which
the national government had nothing to do; tli&t by
the Constitution of the United States, the whole
power over that question was vested in the several
States where tho institution was tolerated. If
they regarded it as a blessing, they had a consti?
tutional right to enjoy it; and if they regarded it
as an evil, they had the power, and knew best how
to apply the remedy." No one can pretend to
claim for Lincoln ns liberal views as these upon
the subject of slavery, lie is in favor of destroy?
ing the institution by Congressional legislation;
he regards it as a grievous sin, and one which
should not be tolerated.
In 1850 ex-President Fillmore, in a speech at
Albany, announced sentiments more truly South?
ern than those that characterize Mr. Perry's letter,
and for his benefit we quote them, though we pre?
sume "he is joined to his idols:"
"We see a political party presenting candidates
for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency, selected
for the first time from the free States alone, with
the avowed purpose of electing these candidates
by suffrages of one part of the Union only, to rule
over the whole United States. Can they have the
madness or the folly to believe that our Southern
brethren would submit to be governed by such a
Chief Magistrate ? Suppose that the South having
a majority of the electoral votes should declare
that they would only hare slaveholders for Presi?
dent and Vice-President, and should elect such by
their suffrages to rule over us at the North. Do
you think we would submit to it ? No, not for a
moment! And do you believe that your Southern
brethren arc less sensitive on this subject than you
are, or less jealous of their "rights ? If you do,
let me tell you that you are mistaken."
Under such circumstances, in 1856, Millard Fill
more would have dissolved the Union if necessary.
This part of his record is no doubt hateful in Mr.
Perry,s eyes, since lie is willing to submil to Lin?
coln, elected by one-third of the votes of the Uni
tcl States, and that a sectional vote?merely be?
cause the National Democratic party was disor?
ganized by the seceding members of tho Charles?
ton Convention. Because they did their duty
tlicy are to be branded as "disunionists per sc."
If that Convention had made a nomination, it must
have been made upon the minority platform,
which would have been a gross outrage upon the
Scuthern people. If Iluntcr or any other South?
ern man had been nominated upon that platform,
he would have been as odious in ovtr eyes ps Ste?
phen A. Douglas or Abe Lincoln. If a nomina?
tion had been mode upon the minority platform,
it would have shown that the contest v.-as for men,
not measures. They would, like Mr. Per?:', !uwe
ignored platforms altogether. He would percaade
us that platforms re nothing, that bad political re?
cord; era nothing; if.Union is in tbe hea.t.
Mr. l*cr?-y is right in saying that those whoa
he delights to brand as "disunionists" did rejoice
when the unsound port of the National Derjocrr
cy lopped off. it was not the result of any hu?
man agency. Its cohesive attractions had become
too weak to keep it together. Its ranks wore bro?
ken because there was no union of interest and
feeling. It is as it should be. All true men
should rejoice that the sheep have been separated
from the goats.
Mr. Perry tells us again that "this agitation of
disunion is calculated to damage seriously the
prospects of Breck-snridgo rnd Lone in tho South?
ern States ns veil as in the Northern States."
He did not pretend to explain how such i 1 effect
would be produced at the North by tho 'agitation
of the disunion question. We do not think that he
can give a plausible reason fcr belie .'ing so. But
,.e c in explr.ia to idm very easily how his letter
has injured the euusu .f Breokearidge end' Lr.ie,
and strengthened that of Xiucolo. ffnion-lorlng
men rt the North, who are at hcrrt abolitionists,
believing tbrt the Sonth would secede if Lincoln
be elected, would have voted for Breekenridge and
Lane until they saw Hon. B. F. Perry's letter,
which no doubt satisfied their minds that all at?
tempts at disunion would be a "ridiculous farce,"
which sentiments will have the effect to bring up?
on us a "bloody tragedy."
The proceedings ot (lie State Democratic Conven?
tion, held at Columbia, May .30 and 81, in pamph?
let form, aro ready for delivery. The pamphlet
contains 1U2 pages of reading natter, and the
postage on each copy will be three cents, and must
be prc-miid. Bach member of the Convention is
entitled to two copies. They will be mailed to
those who forward their address, iu full, name and
post office, and two postage stamps (six cents) to
the office of the Columbia Southern Guardian.
For the Intelligencer;
The Lamar System of English Grammar.
Messrs. Editors.?Please be so kind as to allow
me space in your journal to notice the above work,
which wrs published last at Athens, Ga., and which
purports to be the first grammatical treatise crcr
written in the English, based upon the gcuius and
idiom of the English Tongue.
The author teRs the reader that all attempts to
write the grammar of our vernacular, "upon the
Murray System," have proved magnificent fail?
ures, from the fact that Mr. Murray and all Iiis
copyists have taken the grommar of the Latin
language for their criterion ; and hence they have
exhausted their whc!o literary ingenuity hi striv?
ing to erect an English superstructure upon a Latin
basis?an English edifice out of Latin material; or
to change tbe figure to assimilate two antagonistic
elements, which cannot possibly have any affinity
for each other.
? Now, sirs, wc have become acquainted with the
most proTliinent features of this great grammatical
prodigy?this literary curiosity of the nineteenth
century : and vc have not tbo least hesitancy in
pronouncing it a broad and unwarrantable?a
grand imposition?a magnificent humbug. Ii is,
sirs, a twin sister of those tens of thousands of
ephemeral catch-penny production:! which arc
daily tcsmingfrom the Northern press.
Mr. Lamar lias changed the classification and
nomenclature of the parts of speech. Beginning
with the .Yuan, he applies to it two Genders?makes
uo distinction between the different kinds of
Nouns, not. even between the Proper and Common,
lie has changed the three Cases of the Noun into
three " Relations,"' calling the Nominative Case,
the "Subject Belatlon," the Possessive Cose the
"Genitive delation," and the Objective Case, the
" Object Relation." lie has transformed ihe Arti?
cles into " Definitives," the Adjective into a " De?
scriptive," a portion, of-the Adverbs into "help?
ing Dcscriptivos," and the Interjection into an
"Exclamation." He has identified the three
classes of Pronouns, calling each by the Minnie
name of Pronoun. He ridicules Mr. '-Murray rnd
his copyists " for putting different, kinds of " han?
dles" to the pronouns?snch nj Personal, Relative,
,$r. Ho seems to be puzzled to perceive the source
from which they derived ihe material ci't of which
to manufucturc these clumsy "handles." He
cannot understand why it is they call sot.ic of Lho
Pronouns "Personal," when iu fact they not un
frcqucntly "stand for horses. co./P, ticcc, Sc."
Now we had never supposed that asg iurj* .. ho
had ever beta once through his horn book of
Grar.iur.r, ii&ngincd that the class of Pronouns
which arc called Personal, were so called because
it was thought they always stood for persons, much
less by a man who professes to understand the
Grammar Analysis structure, and, in fact, the
whole philosophy of our language. Tho Nonn, in
Grammar, always bears o-ic of three relations to
the speaker; if ho speaks of hhhself?Ilia nnmc,
as c Noun, is stud to be of the First Person; if lie
speaks to another, his name is of the Second Per?
son, and if he speaks of another, his nr.mc 13 cf
the Third Person. And hence it is that the Pro?
nouns which are denominated Personal, always have
afor.n to ehow which Person is meant?whether
the First, Second or Third ; and this is the mate"
rial out of which this "handle" is manufactured?
the reason why they arc called Personal Pronouns.
The Pronouns denominated Personal, also havo a
form to show their Number, and in most instances
their Case. They have in the Third Person Singu?
lar a form to indicate their Gender, also, while the
Relative Pronouns have no such distinguishing
characteristics, except u-ho, as a Relative, assumes
different forms to indicate its Cases. But there is
still yet another very material difference to be men?
tioned: The Personal Pronoun may take the
place of the Substantive in any of its relations. It
may be used in the Nominative, Possessive or Ob?
jective Case ; or to express the same thought ana?
lytically, it mny be used as the subject of a com?
plete proposition, or it may be used as a modifier,
either of the subject or predicate?that is, as an Ad?
jective of Objective element; whereas the Relative
Pronoun cannot take any of these three relations
in the principal clause of a sentence, though it
may be used in any of these three relations in sub
ordinale propositions. And hence it is. that as it
is never used only in dependent propositions, it fol?
lows as an inevitable consequence that it must
relate to ft Noun in the principal clause of the sen?
tence for its antecedent; and hence it is called?
and very properly, too?the Relative Pronoun.?
Hence, we perceive the material out of which this
" handle " was manufactured.
But the most ob cctionable feature of this pre?
tended new system of Grammar is, the manner in
which the author iias treated the Verb, He has an?
nihilated all its Moods, and metamorphosed its three
Relative Tenses. Whenever the Verb appears in
the Active Voice, in any of its three relative Tenses,
or in the Passive Voice in any of its sis Tenses,
whether absolute t?r relative, he has bisected it at
the natural junction, where the genius and idiom
of tho English language have joined the principal
Verb to the auxiliary, and then to get rid of iU
mangled parts, he has transformed the auxiliary into
the principal, and tho principal into a perfect Parti?
ciple., amalgamating, or identifying the Tense of
this newly inr.de ov. liliarg-principi'l-verbyrith which
ever Ai solute Tor 30 it related before its transform?
ation and bisection. We will notice this at length
in our next. W. II.
Our True Policy.
Messrs. Koitt and Boyce have expressed the
opinion, that sho ild the Black Republican party
obtain possession of the General Government,
South Carolina should secede alone from the Union,
rather than subnit to it. When this alternative is
forced upon us, it wilt be attended with circum?
stances ; tndv. hatcou.ee it will Le -.vise to pur?
sue, will, uooe?i'.iil", bo .-.fT^-led by these circum?
stances, r ithin -nd without the St"tc. At present,
no forethought cm ascertain thcin. They arc hid
in the future, recession, therefore, by South Car?
ol*-% ;.l-jne, cannot be fairly considered, until
c.xntj ?hall make up the issue. Af prc.-:ent, the
Southern States sxa engaged with the Northern
Stat?3 in tho met matter of electing the Chief
Magistrate of ilic United States for four years after
ti e fourth of March next. The election turns on
the rights of ti;c South. These rights should be
freely discucsed: and all tho consequences of their
being over-ridden in the Presidential election
should be fairly disclosed. "We have no sympathy,
and less rcspcot, for those who arc dodging the
question of its effect upon the Union. If we
mean to submit to the rule of Blnck Republican?
ism, (decided") the most probable result of the
Presidential election.) we ought to say so, for that
will have an intlucucc on ilic renulf. If we do not
mcrn to submit to the rule of Black Republican?
ism, vo ought .'.1st to say so?for that nlso must
influence the result. Such a course of frankness
and decision not only pertine.it to ilic result, but,
in our opinion, gives us the only chance which ex?
ists for success in the Presidential election. If the
Northern people believe that the Southern States
will not subn it to the election of Mr. Lincoln to
the Presidency, he will not be elected. Dodging,
therefore, the issue of the Union, which docs inci?
dentally arise in the Presidential election, and la?
boriously eschewing disunionism?is a course as
impolitic in its bearing on the Presidential election,
as it is injurious to the South. But the remedy is
not. now before us for consideration, because the
evil is not }-ct upon uh. When we fail in the Pres?
idential election, and the Ulack ilcpqblican party
is to be installed into power at Washington, then
will arise the question of remedies. We presume
all .statesmen A' (he South will go for a union*of
the South, as mr first best remedy?united South?
ern action, f0 ? the vindication of Southern rights.
Even at this farther stage of our contest for our
rights, it may nut be politic to thrust forward, as a
remedy, the independent action of South Carolina.
Vi'c .should go for tlio co-action of all the Southern
States, if this cannot lie obtained, then we should
support the co-action of the Cotton Stales. If this
fails, then wc should strive to get the co-action of
tour, three, or two of the t.'oiton States. Should
all these oxp'dictlts fail?then, and not until then,
fairly comes up the question?shall South Carolina
submit t.) the rule of the Ulack Republican party
iu possession of tue General (invenitn?uu,-or..shall
she secede ?Jone from the Union ? When this at.
tentative urhes, v;e will be prepared to meet it.?
The pnst course of 1.1? Charleston Mercury, wc
presume, affords name assurance of its fidelity to
the South and the Slate in all emergencies. At
present, saca an i?.-uio, it appears to 113, u prema?
ture. Its agitation can to do good, and mny do a
great deal 0' harm. Let us honestly exhaust all
our efforts bi carry the Presidential election. If
successful, there is an end, for four years at least,
of Southern action to enforce Southern rights. If
we fail, then let us tr.ke up, es each shall arise in
succession, the various expedients for redress.?
This, ii appears to us, is cur true policy.?Charles?
Von-Inte.course With TJorthcrn Merchants.
MFETJXa in abbeviiak district.
At n meeting of the citizens of Greenwood and
vicinity, on the 11th ult., Cap. J. lt. Tab saht be?
ing called 10 the Chair, and J. J.'. Paska requested
to act r.j Secretary, the following preamble and
resolution' wore adopted:
Wii,:ke.\3 the time hns passed when the South
might look to the North for the protection of her
constitutional right*, or .1 suspension of the insults
which 1m ; been heaped upon her citizens from the
pulpil end tho forum, denouncing Hum as barbari?
ans, and declaring an irrepressible war to be waged
upon i.er institution;-, until they arc abolished, or
Iior soil deluged with blood: Be it therefore,
Resolved, That to hold political or commercial
intercourse with a party whose only principle is
hostility to the South, evinces a total disregard of
our revolutionary ancestry, and is treason to the
Constitution of tho United States.
Resolved, That our self-respect demands the im?
mediate establishment of non-intercourse ; and we
pledge ourselves to patronize and sustain our mer?
chants who buy liicir goods in Southern cities, in
preference to those who patronize Northern mer?
Resolvid, That in the opinion of this meeting,
the Legislature should, at its next session, levy a
tax discriminating between goods purchased in
Northern cities and those imported directly from
Europe i j Southern ports.
J. R. TARRANT, Chairman.
J. T. Parks, Secretary.
It is .'aid that a Virginia gentleman of distinc?
tion refused to give his age to the census taker.?
He was reported (0 the department, and a corres?
pondence ensued. He finally submitted to thelaw,
but forwarded a protest occupying three sheets of
paper, with his views on the constitutional ques?
The census taker has found a number of very
aged persons in Cobb county?one woman reach?
ing the age of 100, and one man reaching 110.?
This is a pretty round age, but we heard of a
white man in one of the northern counties of Cher?
okee Georgia, who is 130 years olu.
By late advices from Texas we learn that Gen.
Sam Houston has formally withdrawn from any
further participation in the canvass for the Presi?
dency, having at length become convinced that his
chances were hopeless. The " Hero of San Ja
cinto " earnestly urges the policy of a combination
j of all conservative men on one Union.
They haTe Kennedy, the hoy prenchor, now in
New York, and are making an excitement over
. The Hon. John F. H. Claibornc has just finished
his "Life and Times of Gen. Q?itman," and sent
it to his publishers.
Commodore Stockton and family ate at Rome,
on a visit to his son, the minister resident at the
New Orleans, August 27.?Mr. Tales, formerly
of South Carolina, died to-day, from the effects of
a duel with Capt. Chandler.
The Hon. T. L. Clingham made a speech at
Beaufort, N. C, last Monday, in which he urged
the claims of Breckinridge and Lane for the Pres?
The largest cotton planter in the South is said
to be Judge Griffin, of Washington county. His
crop annually is about 8.000 bales.
It is said that when Mr. Douglas was at Rut?
land, Vt., and just as he was entering tlie hotel, a
large Irish Woman rushed up and grabbed him in
her arms and kissed him.
The Fond du Lac Press says that there is not a
buggy-load of Breckinridge mcii in Wisconsin.?
The Madison Argus retorts that there will be a
" suiky " load of Douglas men after election.
A Hclpcrite, named Bland, is in jail at Spring
i field, Kentucky, for circulating the Helper book'
I which is a violation of the law proscribing the in?
troduction of incendiary pamphlets into the State.
Tho Hon. Willie P. Mangum has partially recov?
ered his physical powers, for some time impaired
by paralysis, though he can neither speak nor
walk with case. His miud, however, is clear and
It is said that John Wood, the present Governor
of Illinois, arrived, thirty-two years ago, at Quincy
in that State, with enly twenty-five cents in his
pocket. Now Quincy contains 20,000 inhabitants,
and Mr. Wood lives in, and owns a residence there
which cost him S1G0.000.
Several negroes were arrested near Memphis,
Tcnn., last Wednesday, charged with having in
their possession a large quantity of poison, which
they confessed was given them by white men, for
tho purpose of destroying the lives of the white
people of the neighborhood.
A Portland paper says that Gen. Tom Thumb is
to take a wife from that city, not only " one of
Portland's fairest daughters," but " the handsome
and accomplished daughter of one of our oldest
and most esteemed citizens." She is said to be
very "pretty, below the ordinary height, and
heiress to quite a large estate."
We learn from the St. Louis Bulletin that the
election in Arkansas has resulted in the success of
the following gentlemen: Governor, Henry M.
Rector: Congress, 1st District, Thomas C. Hindi
man; Congress, 2nd District, Edward \V. Gaiitt.
These arc all strong Breckinridge men.
The remains of Rufus Choatc were last Saturday
transferred from a temporary lot in Mount Auburn
Cemetery to iis permanent resting place in the
The Chicago Zouaves have made their farewell
appearance in public, and henceforth devote them?
selves to their private pursuits.
Hon. Kenneth Rayncr, of North Carolina, has
written a letter, three columns long, to the Raleigh
Standard, in which he admits that he docs not
know where he is in the present state of parlies,
and does not expect to find out until the Presiden?
tial contest is decided. He abides in hope, how?
ever, that -tome plan may be devised for defeating
Lincoln, which he thinks is the only thing the
South need cure about doing.
Hon. Joseph Fry, formerly member of Congress
from Pennsylvania, died recently.
HYMK IN EAL.
Married, on last Thursday evening, in the
Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, by Rev. Edwin
Cater, the Pastor, A. T. Civis, Esq , Editor of the
Carolina Spartan, to Miss Anna Hamilton, all of
It is with feelings of the most profound regret
that we J.Y2 called to record the death of Dr. Max
field C-Conn, who died at Helton on the 4th of
August, in the 2tith year of his age, after a painful
illness of eleven days. The deceased graduated
at Philadelphia in the spring of lb?S, since which
time he has been diligently engaged in the practice
of his profession in and around Belton with unu?
sual success?at all times willingly devoting his
time and talent to grapple with the ravages of
disease, and to alleviate the sufferings of his fel?
low-beings. Few young men cau boast of fairer
prospects and more warm-hearted friends than Dr.
Cobb, but alas! he is no more. . That fell destroy?
er, the great, enemy of the human race, has torn
him from all earthly hopes and earthly endear?
ments, and him in the cold and silent grave,
where we are all hastening. Young man, reflect
that though you be hcaldiy, vigorous and prosper?
ous as was the deceased, still, amid all this, death
will soon visit you like it did him. The Doctor
leaves an aged and beloved father, with uumerous
brothers and sisters, to ever mourn their irrepara?
ble loss. The country has lost one of its most no?
ble and generous hearted citizens, and the medical
fraternity an intelligent, devoted and high-minded
LIST OF CONSIGNEES AT ANDERSON DEPOT
For the week ending Sept. 1, 1800.
J Ii Sloan, J D Smith, W II Dendy & Co., H W
Kuhtman, Benson & J, Brown, V & Co, Sloan &
H, D Bietnan, D Renno, J ? Adger, E W Brown,
Blccklcy & Craytons, B F & T S Crayton, J B E
Sloan & Co, H. E Ravenel, B F Sloan, B R R Co,
A F Lewis, Wilhite & H, S II Johns, J W Clark,
N K Sullivan, T B Benson & Co, Owen & L, L T
Arnold, C Litz, J S Lorton & Co, C Stevens & Co,
England & Bewley, S J Slomnn, Sloan & T, R
Thompson, A B Towers, S V Gentry, A J Johnson,
A O Norris, J T Sloan, S C Humphreys, J Law?
rence, T J Pickens, J B Sitton, H W Pieper, W R
Marshall, W H D Gaillard, W II Stribling, A M
Holland, F C Borstel, A P Hubbard, E Maxwell,
J Foster, J A McFall, W S Sharpe, B F Whitner,
T Crayton, M Lesser, T G Herbert, V/ "Van Wyck,
J W Crawford.
O. II. P. FANT, Agent.
For the Intelligencer.
Messrs. Editors : You 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. C. LANGSTON.
JOHN V. MOORU, ,
W. M. OSBORNE;
-Aj.-viv?l*5 at the Hotels
For week ending Sept. 1, 1860.
AT THE BENSON HOUSE, BY C. C. LANGSTON.
W H Carter, James Johnson and daughter,' Jas.
Chambers, Mr. Vincent, Charleston ; J W L Cary,
Bickens ; Dr B H nenry, Elberton, Ga,; W W Le
gard, Orangeburg; John E Lewis, N K Sullivan,
D Rcnno, G C Htllman, Pendleton ; Col C S Mat
tison, C Williford, E Herring, B A McAlistcr,
Thos. Gecr, W S Smith, Milford Burriss, Col Jas.
Long, Wra Gray, Rev W D Humphreys, Dr Mil
ford, Anderson ; M W Helms, Hon Thos Pcrrin,
J T Jordan, J L McLaughlin, Abbeville ; W J Ta-<
tum, Yanceyville, NC; J H Kohler, Williamston,
W Barns, Kaolin, S C;'J C Thornton, Summe*-?
vale, Ga; H J Bond, Fla ; JM Contter, Baltimore;
A J Twitty, Dougherty, S C; Capt A Mattison,
Honca Path; W W Twitty, Greeulville; J W
Hanks, Daniclsvillc, Ga; G A Swygert, W W
Green, G-& C R R ; Robert Gordan, Hnrtwell, GaV.
AT THE ANDERSON HOTEL, S. H. LANGSTON.
G Guyton, A A Dickson, Titos JIagill, R L Keys,
Titos B Burriss, E W Byrum, J E Norris, jr., J W
Jones, Maj G W Maret, J S Ogg, Capt H r Vandi
vcr, Wm Anderson, Capt J S Acker, Anderson;
J C Cherry, D A Keasler, S L Bowden, Dr Sharp?,
A B Bowden, Pendleton; W H McCluskey, B s
RR; Thos Anderson, Columbia; John Young,
Rockingham, N C.
SPECIAL . NOTICES.
ggf The Presfrytery of South Carolina wiU be
held at Roberts Church, in Anderson District, ?a"
Thursday before the third Sabbath in Scptembor
next, at 11 o'clock, a. m.
T. L. McBRYDE, Stated Clerir,
Aug. 28, 1860 3 3t .
ggf The Campmcetibg will commence at Sandy
Springs on Thursday before the third Sabbath in
September next, at early candle-light.
II. D. MOORE, P. C.
Aug. 28, 1860 3 8t
The Campmceting will commence at Provi?
dence on Thursday before the fourth Sabbath in
September next, at early candle-light.
THOS. G. HERBERT, P. C.
Aug. 28,1800 3 4t
B?R? 'f'ic Anderson District Sunday School Con?
vention will hold its regular semi-annual meeting
in the Court Ibjmse on "jFriday, the 21st inst, at
11 o'clock, A. M. It is desirable that ah^tht
Schools be fully represented, and Superintendents
arc requested to rcport^tho number of scholar*,'
teachers, &c. All persons friendly to tho'cauie
are invited to meet with us.
By order of the President.
JOHN A. HARRISON, Secretary.
Sept. 4, 1860. . 4 . 3t
For the Legislature.
jjg??" Wc arc authorized by the friends of Maj.
B. F. WHlTNER'to announce him a candidate to
represent Anderson District in the next Legisla?
fj?- The friends of Maj. JOHN V. MOORE an?
nounce him a candidate for the Legislature at tbo
Jg^f" Wc arc authorized to announce Capt. II. S.
VANDIVEU as a candidate for Clerk of in? Court
at the next election;
fcST The friends of Col. F. A. HOKE announce
him a candid;.to for Clerk of the Court for Ander?
son District at (he next election.
Application will be made at .the next session of
the Legislature for a renewal of the charter of J?
eassc Lodge. No. 18, I. O. of O. P.
Aug. 28, 186U 4 3?
100 NEGROES WANTED!
THE subscriber will pay the highest Cash prices
for ONE HUNDRED NEGROES, between the ages
of 12 and 25 years.
W. S. SMITH, Anderson C. II.
Sept. 4. 18(30 4 3m*
MEMBERS of- this Company are rcque.itod to aa
ncnihlo in tho Court llou.se on next Saturday
atternoon, at 4 o'clock, for the purpose of organi?
zing said Company by the election of officers, and
transacting such other business as may be neces?
Sept. 4, 1S60 -4 . It
THERE will be an election held at the variousboxM
throughout Anrlcraon District on. the ?econd Mon?
day in October next, for TAX COLLECTOR for
Anderson District to fill the vacancy occasioned by
the expiration of the term of the present ineum
ELT.TAH WEBB, c.c.a.d.
Clerk's Office, August 20, 1860 4?6t
Attention, 42d Regiment!
PURSUANT to Cienernl Orders, the Forty-Second
Regiment, S. C M., will parade at Craig's oa
Saturday the 15th instant, armed and equipped as
the law directs.
Commissioned and non-commissioned officers
will assemble the day previous for drill and instruc?
Majors commanding the Battalions are hereby
charged with the extension of this order.
By order of Col. Jambs Long.
J. C. WHITFIELD, Adj't.
Sept. 3, 1860 4 2t
Is again at his old stand, taking
PICTURES AT FIFTY CENTS.
He refers to any one who has ever patronized
him for the proof that they are
Sept. 4, 1860 4 tf
Dr. rTk "Trost,
(LATE OF CHARLESTON,)
HAVING located in Anderson, offers his< services
to its citizens and vicinity in every branch of I is
N. B.?Particular attention paid to the regula?
tion of children's teeth.
B?F Rooms over E. W. Brown's Store.
Aug. 28, 1860 3 ly
Is 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 tho town of Anderson in certain -
Aug. 28, 1860 8 S* .