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Wednesday Morning, Jan'ry 22.
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for. This plan was rigidly pursued until within a
Short time past, aud we have only deviated there?
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weeks until they sold cotton or other produce.
Ilaving departed from the rule in a few instance.",
we are more than ever satisfied that there is only
one legitimate plan of receiving nnd continuing
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February, and unless they renew their subscrip?
tions by that time, we shall strike off their names,
without exception. We are I mi poverty-stricken
to send papers unless they are paid for in advance?
and while wishing to retain the good will and pa?
tronage of ad our friends, we cannot afford to sac?
rifice so much in their behalf. We have to pny
cash for everything, and in order to keep even
with the world, we must adhere to the cash system.
The Southern Cultivator, published at Athens.
Geo., by Wm. & W. L. Jones, at $2.00 per annum.
A new volume began with the January number,
aud there is no diminition of interest in its pages"
The Farm and Garden, published at Clinton, S.
C, by J. 11. Jacobs & Co., at Si.00 per annum.
This journal continues to improve, and deserves
the support and patronage of our people.
The Southern Planter and Farmer, two excellent
monthlies combined, published at Richmond, \*u..
by Ch. B. Williams, editor and proprietor. The
subscription price is reduced to S2 00 a year.
AN OLD EDITOR RETIRES FROM SERVICE.
We ueglected to mention last week tlint Colonel
Robert A. Thompson, who has been editor and
proprietor of the Pickens Courier for nearly fifteen
years, has retired from thatjourn.il. During two
thirds of the period named, we have been wont to
greet the appearance of our friend's paper, and
have held fraternal intercourse with him. We
part with him in sincere regret, and can truthfully
ssy that his bearing a? an editor and gentleman
have always secured our admiration and respect.
Although differing from him frequently on politi?
cal questions, we have never had cause to upbraid
him for want, of courtesy or professional unkiud
ness. In fact, differences of opinion have only
increased our respect for the man. and we bid him
God-speed in whatever sphere of life he may be
called upon to act. ?
HON. A. P. ALDRICH.
As a part of the history of the time", we publish
to-day the correspondence between Ju ice Ai.dbicii
and Gen. Canbt. in reference to the pay due the
Judge as the salary of his office from the date of
his suspension by the military authorities. The
concluding epistle of Judge Ar.uKtcti clearly de?
monstrates the dttleness of the tmnsacfioo. to use
no harsher expression. Gen. CXJt?T no righl
U-^^crspcTidTEc Judge, and after that suspension,
it is,an arbitrary exercise of power to deprive him
of the emoluments of office. Were he tax-payers
of the Sta:c to decide the question, there is no
doubt that Judge A. would receive his pay from
tiie Treasurer, and exercise the prerogatives of his
office. But we are bound, hand and fool, and can
only await the day of deliverance, when the up?
right Judge and honest, fearless citizen will re?
ceive the meed of praise from an uniratccieled con?
PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION.
The proceedings of the first and second days of
theso-calicd Reconstruction Conversion, now "in
eession in the city of Charleston, are published
upon our first page. The third am! fourth days
. Lave also been received; but the pressure upu'u our
columns prevents even a synopsis.
The third day was taken up with a ramblingdis
. cushion, principally concerning ihe Charleston
Mercury, (which has been burlesquing the Conven?
tion,) aud Gov. Okj:'s views on the reconstruction
? scheme. In the course of the debate on the latter
-poiut?which was introduced by a resolution pro?
posing to iuviie that gent if man ami others to seats
in the Convention?the notorious Beverly IVush, of
Columbia, made a furious onslaught upou the Gov?
The fourth day was consumed in the reception
cf Committee reports, introduction of resolutions
and other matter, and a debate upon a proposition
to request II'D. Tandy to suspend collection ot
dtcitj contracted prior to the !>0ih of June, 18*>5.
for the space of three months, or until the Conven?
tion adopts further measures of relief. The mat?
ter was finally laid upon the table. An ordinance
was introduced and referred to the proper commit?
tee, declaring that each head of a family be allow
ed a homestead of one hundred acres of land, with
dwelling and appurtenances, not exceeding the
value of S2.0U0.
The Convention was not in fission on .Saturday.
The Convention on Monday was occupied in re?
ceiving res> lu ions, ell ol which were referred to
. Committees lor action. The first business, proba?
bly, will be the report of the Committee providing
for the paymout of members and officers of the
body. Among the resolutions, one proposes thnt
all State institutions?University, public schools
aud Colleges?shall open their doors to negroes.
Another, that negroes shall be admitted to all ho?
tels and places of entertainment. Propositions are
abundant to relieve the people from indebtedness.
ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS ON THE SITUATION.
A dispatch to the New York Ifrrald gives ihe
following : Alexander U. Stephens, in conversation
with a friend who saw him recently in Philadol- j
pbitt, took u. very despondent view of affairs in the j
South. lie pronounced the future before that see- j
tion of the country fraught witb gloom ars?l disas?
ter, andean see nothing in the policy of reconstruc?
tion but the operation of a fearful scheme. whose
ultimate resuit will be the destruction of either the
black or the white race. Every day, he says, ii
becomes more plain fully evident thai the estrange?
ment between the raves is widening?on the }>ar|
of the negroe-" from the effects of such instruction
as teaches them to distrust ami oppose ihs white--,
and on the part ofthe latter from an abhorrence of
the negro leaders and an instinctive aversion to !>??
raised and legislated for by ignorance and semi
barbarism. Prom what fell under his own obser?
vation in Georgia he was unable to detect anything
like a spirit on either side tending to mutual sym?
pathy of sentiment aud interest, lludical emissa?
ries from the North have sown the seeds of evil dis
Fensiou with a terrible earnestness, and the dia?
metric opposition of the races now visible all over
tue South must, in the very nature of things, had,
at some time or other to fearful collisions. Tins
inevitable result, .Mr. Stephens declares, as a dis?
passionate observer, forces itself irresistibly on his
attention. A war of races, desired by some autl
indifferently heeded by others, is, to his mind, a
c-v.useijueuce as sure to happen, under too lladic&l
method of reconslruciion, as it is impossible to
avoid if the precedents of history or the impulses
CNUlrul HUI* 8 R WH"< l?? IfeVtlB Ui< s >-8SlfcUH'.. <
?'ARIEL" ^Al"* HIS DEFENDERS,
! ' Wc arc no liillc sin-prised at the communication
of "Ernesta." which appears in another column.
I That an intelligent and refined Southern woman
should come forward in defence of this work,
awakens not only surprise, but deep regret. With?
out a cause, our correspondent seems touched by
! an allusion made to those persons disposed to ac
i ccpt "Ariel," and straightway demands the proof
! to sustain the position we have taken. Further
! than this, "Ernesta" denies the right of any one
i "to denounce another unless he can prove his po
' sit ion a talse one." This is really refreshing!
: We might, with equal propriety and force, deny j
i the right of "Ernesta" to defend another, unless i
? she is able to sustain that defence by argument. I
! This is not done, in the present instance, by "Ern
j esta." Hut we will defend our course upon other
i and higher grounds. The right, to denounce the
; substance of any theory does not rest upon the
j ability of the person exercising that right, to de
j molish the theory itself. The mind may be con?
vinced of an error, and tlie promptings of the heart
may lead its possessors to warn the community
against its delusions, while the discussion of that
error might lead to direful consequences. We will
illustrate this point by a reference to the alarming
condition of Southern society. This condition can?
not be ameliorated by adopting the theory that the
I negro has no soul, and is not a responsible being.
! The few barriers left to sustain peace and avert
j anarchy cannot be strengthened by the white peo
! pie of this oppressed section declaring that the
j negro is au irresponsible beast. The legitimate
j consequences arc frightful to contemplate. That
the agitation of this question has misled thousands
already, there can be no doubt, and among the de?
luded followers of "Ariel" are to be classed the
pure and innocent. Wc have no hesitation in de?
claring, even at the risk of incurring the serious
displeasure of our correspondent, that the work of
"Ariel" is damning and destructive in its tendency,
perverting the Scriptures, and inculcating doc
J trines false and dangerous. Neither is it incum?
bent upon us to re-produce the arguments by
which we have reached these conclusions. They
are to be found in reverence for Bible truths; in
careful comparison of statements and pretended
j quotations ; in strong reliance and faith in the all
j sufficiency of Christ's redemption : in the last in
j junction of "Him who died that wc might lire,"
when the Saviour said to His di-ciples, just before
I ascending to the right hand of God, "Go ye, there
fore, and teach ail nations." These are some of
I the reasons hy which we have been governed.
I Moreover, we are not disposed to accord to him all
j the houesiy of investigation that "Ariel" has as
? snui. J. His perversions and misrepresentations
i are glaring enongh. and we repeat, that "reflection
and calm thought" will reject his conclusions, be?
cause the foundation and structure of his theory
! arc false. Wc commend to our correspondent, and
all others disposed to accept the statements of
I "Ariel." a careful aud unprejudiced comparison of
; the Bible with the construction "Ariel" has placed
upon certain passages. A single instance will suf
tio- ?o convict him of misrepresentation, and for
that purpose, we will refer our correspondent to
Leviticus, ill?: chapter-aud 18th verse, and also to
the following paragraph from "Ariel," page -II :
"In the laws delivered by God, to Moses, for the
children of Israel, lie expressly enacts and charges,
?that no nmn having a flat wwe, shall approach unto
his altar." " Uy reading what precedes and fol?
lows the text, and examining the deductions made
by "Ariel" from this pretended quotation, every
Candid mind will unite in condemning such gross
Cut one word moro to our correspondent, and
wc are done with the subject. Wc have had no
desire to discuss the merits of this work, and
J neither time nor inclination to investigate the as?
sumptions of this bold theorist. Wc are likewise
doubtful of our ability to handle the subject cor
j rectly, and are positive that limited education will
not rauk us among the learned. Therefore, the
j criticisms of "Ernesta" upon our course tall harm
j less, and we cannot be swerved from what we deem
rigiit by lite frowns aud displeasures of the many
-?- - 0?
THE SECRETARY OF WAR IMBROGLIO.
The Senate of the United .State-*, by a strict
party vnir, refused to concur in the suspension of
Edwin M. Stanton from the office of Secretary of
War, which has been occupied by Gen. Gi:.\nt
I temporarily. This resolution was passed on .Mon?
day. Kith hist., and copies forwarded to the Presi?
dent. (Jen. Grast and Mr. Staxton at once. The
copy intended lor tlie President, however, did not
rcaeh him until Tuesday morning, in consequence
of his being engaged inn reception at the White
House. Gen. Grant hud, at various times, and no j
later than the Saturday previous, pledged himself
to the President that he would hold on to the office
as Secretary of War ad interim until the right of
Mr. Stanton was decided by the Courts, or else
ho would uive the President timely notice of his
intention to resign the office. It was thus matters
stood on Tuesday morning, Hth hist., and the
President felt secure in the pledge of Gen. GKAXT.
Contrary to these expectations, however, Mr. Stan
ton took possession of the War portfolio on Tues?
day. Gen. Guaxt sending him the key to the Sec?
retary's office by a subordinate officer, and after?
wards cnlling upon him to offer congratulations.
Mr. Staxton has remained qiticlly in possession of
the office up to the latest dales, and it is not
!:tio^n what will be the final action of the Presi
i dent in the mailer. The administration journals
are denouncing Chant's treachery with unsparing
freedom, and stale that the President will not re?
cognize Stanton nor allow him to be present at
Cabinet meetings. Wc shall await with anxiety
the sequel to all this chicanery and double-dealing,
ami trust that the President will not only have the
! nerve to sustain his proud position before the
j American people, but likewise ttie support and en?
couragement ofthe honasi and upright throughout
the length and breadth of the land.
j . - -
THE CHARLESTON COURIER.
I The Charleston Courier has now entered the
I sixty sixth year of 'us publication, ami it has de
j (tervedly received during its long and useful exis?
tence, a liberal support. This is an evidence of
; 'he high appreciation or the efforts of its former
j and present conductors. The Courier has always
. been recognised as one of the leading commercial
mii I lie va journals of the South, and its present
j proprietors declare their purpose to renew their
? bot exertions to add to its usefulness and itcccptn
j bilily, a- well a.- to ph.ee it in easy reach ot all who j
; desire a first class cheap paper. We lake pleasure
j iu copying the following extract from their Pros
! peel us for i.StiS: i
"?ll;e war closed with a large indebtedness oti I
the part of our former subscribers, ?r W|I0II1 |
have proffered us payment. To others we have !
presented no claim, amid the losses ami misTor- '
times by which ihey have been surrounded; having
been spare?! the necessity of doing so hy i|,L. very
generous, prompt, and hearty support we h.tve
uniformly received. We arc aide to wait for the
advent of I.euer limes, confidently- assured I hut
when prosperity returns to the land they Will
cheerfully meet their obligations. To all such we
cordially extcud uu iuviiatiou to renew their sub
GOV. OER ADDRESSES THE CONVENTION
Ia response to an invitation extended hy the
construction Convention, Gov. Orr addressed t
body on Friday night last. The speech is rcp<
ed at length in the Charleston papers, but we c
not do more than present a brief synopsis of
advice tendered by His ExceBency to thc mem bi
He recommended that the Convention iucorpor
no disability whatever in the Constitution, allow
every man in the State to exercise the right of ?
fruge and of holding office, provided lie may
able to read a4n|d^ write, or has a small propc
qualification. j^V'iih the view of carrying out ft
the purposes of the Convention, the first Legh
ture elected under the Constitution now to
framed should be chosen by all male voters o
twenty-one years of age ; but after the first da^
January, 1870,'qualified suffrage io take effect,
liberal homestead law, providing against past t
future debts, was the second recommendation
the Governor. Abolishment of imprisonment
debt, relief to debtors prior to the war, and
education of white aud black were also urg
The sixth recommendation urges that thc Convi
tion should .sustain the credit of the State by gu
anteeing the obligations of the same, except lin
incurred for war purposes. With much force, 1
Governor then urged that the present Judicit
be continued in office, by removing the disabilit
at present hanging over thc Judges and Chane
lors under the Reconstruction laws. These i
the main points of the speech, although the (it
ernor had much to say upon the course he li
heretofore advised the people of the Slate tu pi
sue. Ile declared it as his belief that the Cons
tution to be framed by ibis Convention would
the ouc under which wo are lo iivc for years
come, certainly for three, perhaps for twci
years. And with thc view ol* securing mudera!it
conservatism, or liberality in framing that Cons
tut iud, he felt il his duly us a citizen of South Ci
ulina to give them counsel. While not discus*!
the point, the Governor felt bound to say that
thought the llcconstruction laws were unconstii
I ional, and further added that thc policy of Pre
deni Johnson was both liberal and just. Hut t
lil these laws were declared unconstitutional
the Supreme Court, it was his purpose to oh
them, and he had recommended the people io wu
diligently and earnestly to carry them into eire
I In conclusion, he assured the members that if th
framed a just, wise and liberal Constitution,
would advocate its adoption: but if they were pi
script ive or unjust, he will raise his voice agait
Gov. Orr also reiterated his intention of i
tiring from public life, ami announced his indiffi
encc to thc "small thunder" hurled against him
newspapers. He had said, a few months ago
Columbia, that he was tired of polities, but he w
now disgusted, and he kucw of no political po:
tion, Slate or Federal, that he would seek if it cc
Jiim thc passage ol' a single step.
REMOVAL QF STATE OFFICERS.
Gen. M ka in: has inaugurated his adiniuistratii
in the Third Military District by removing t!
Governor, Treasurer and Comptroller General
Georgia, for non-compliance with thc demand
the bogus Convention to pay over tu their tige
a sufficient amount of funds io delray thc expens
of that body, li wiil be recollected that this d
maud was made before Gen. Porn was remove
and that Gov. Jknkins and Treasurer J ox ks r
fused compliance un thc ground ilint their oilier
oaths debarred them from recognizing the auihorii
ul' the Convention io control thc State Trcasur;
Fur this refusal, Gen. Mi: a ni: has detailed Thom/
II. Hueso, Brevet Brigadier General, to act i
Governor, and Capt. KocKWKLt, uf thc Ordinam
Corps, to act as Treasurer. The Complrolle
John T. Bi uns, is also removed, and Capt. Wuk.
ton, of the -'Jud Infantry, detailed fur duly in lilt
Kecent advices from Millodgevillc state that Go
Jenkins addressed an assemblage (d'cit ?zeus a fe
nights ugo, ni which he loki them that thc funds <
the State had bern removed to New York, and li
should tight for them before thc Supreme Conn (
the United States. Thc books uf thc Trcasur?.
have disappeared and ?ro?e lo paris unknown. Tli
postmaster und express agents linvc refused to d<
liver packages intended for thc old Treasurer, upo
their being claimed by thc "so called" Treasurer.
For the Anderson Intelligencer.
Have you seen that link book on ihe Negro
written by "Ariel'.''' Have you read it? Hav
you seen the reply of Br. Winklcr and others t
??Ariel '/'' And what do you think about them '.'
These, and similar questions, arc propounds
to us every day. Now, wc have seen that lilli
book, and thc replies referred to, and have rem
them carefully. Some of the latter, we think, ar
very amusing, although their authors caunut b
regarded as attempting lo reply to thc argument
of "Ariel" : still they are nevertheless designed li
discredit thc author, and in thal way to bring hi:
little lundi into disrepute. Uno of these is a B.D.
who informs us that helms ventured as far fron
home as Nashville, Tennessee, and that he was in
formed thal lhere was a mau there by the name o
Payne, who was in the custody of the law for iltur
der; (that, however, is iiuihing more than mail)
oilier good men have been since thc reign of I errol
in that Stale): and that il was said that he wai
the veritable "Ai u I," and that ?his book was re?
garded by the intelligent people there as a pout
thing. Another of I tics?* wise-acres tells us thal
he has no doubl bul that this man, calling himself
"Ariel," is a Itadical, (worse and worse,) and that
he wrote that little book to aid the Bcpulilican
party. Such statements as ihcsc remind us of one
that, was made by Thomas Paine in regard to Mo?
ses. With ihe view of discrediting the history
given by him iu the live first books of thc Bible,
he tells us thal Moses boasts of being the meekest
tuan : but to boast of meekness was I ?ie reverse of
meekness, and a lie in sentiment ; hence, instead
of being Ihe meekest man, he was one ol' thc most
arrogant of coxcombs, and being such, was it ii -
worthy of credit. But what has all this to do willi
ihe arguments of "Ariel '.'" Do not these men
know thal wicked men have done much?not lo say
more?than goo'l meit in advancing ihe general in?
terests of mankind. Joseph was sold into bond?
age by his brethren for a wicked purpose, but it
resulted in the salvation of their father, them
selves, and thc people generally, from starvation.
Jesus of Nazareth, loo, was taken bj' wicked hands
and slain, which redounded lo the salvation of
the world. Indeed, I he Scriptures are replete willi
instances ol' thal kind, showing conclusively that
wicked ?nen are frequently made the instruments
in the baud of God in carrying out His beneficent
purposes towards ihe children ol men. Bul the
question before us now is, not who this mau j
"Ariel"' may be. nor the motives by which he was ?
actuated in writing his book, bul whether ihe ar- |
guineuis be correct, and the fads staled by him be ,
true or false. This is the question willi which we
have tu do, and upon which we are called upon to '.
"Ariel'' undertakes io prove that thc negro is
not of thc progeny of Adam and live, and having,
us be says, done so, he therefore asserts that the
n?gro hu? nc soul : tuuruuiiug, tut 1 understand him, '
that none but those who are the regular descen?
dants of Adam and Eve can have souls. This as- j
sumption of "Ariel" seems to be admitted, too, by
Dr. Winkler and others who have undertaken to
refute the arguments of "Aricll," For all that they
have undertaken to do is to prove thai he is a de?
scendant, of Adam aud Eve, and being a descen?
dant of tbem, he must, on that account, have a
soul. Now, if his relationship to Adam and Eve
be the only ground upon which the negro can lay
claim to an immortal soul, I fear that his claim
will avail him but little, indeed; for I think that
it must and will be admitted by every unprejudiced
mind, that not only "Ariel." but that Dr. Caldwell
and others have, many years ago, shown that the
negro could not possibly be a descendant of Adam
and Eve. Notwithstanding, Dr. Winkler and oth?
ers who seem to have taken what Dr. Pritchard
says as indubitable testimony on that point; and
they even undertake, by repeating the sterrcotyped
nonsense of the Doctor, (such as climate, habit,
; civilization, &c.,) as accounting for the variety of
the human race. Wc feel assured, however, that
j wc would hazard nothing by defying Dr. Winkler
to produce a single instance where any variety has
been changed into another by cither one or all of
these causes to which he has had reference, in ei?
ther the animal or vegetable world. Yea, we d<>
defy him to produce a single instance where a
ceriaif variety of Ihe same species has been chang?
ed into another of that species. Wc admit that
the florist may. by a certain mode of culture, im?
prove, for instance, the Hose, and thereby make it
much more beautiful than the original; but he can?
not change a white rose into a red or yellow. The
horticulturist may also improve a particular varie
13' of the apple, but he cannot, change it into a
pear, nor can he even change it into another varie?
ty of apple. It is true he may engraft one variety
upon the slock of another, but he cannot from the
seed produce a tree that will produce fruit, like ei?
ther ihe stock or graft. Aud why is it that he can?
not ? Simply because he is not a creator?there
being but one, the great Eat her of all. Such non?
sense, (for I cau call it nothing else,) may amuse
the thoughtless, on account of its absurdity, but
every thoughtful and right-minded man cannat
feel otherwise than disgusted at the stupidity of its
author. Indeed, it is with difficulty that we cau
bring our minds up to the belief that Dr. Winkler
could have been serious while penning his reply,
unless he intended, by the weakness of his argu?
ment, to confirm us in the doctrine of "Ariel."
This, however, would be trifling wiih too impor?
tant a subject?an act of which wc believe Dr
Winkler to be incapable ; but we do believe, how?
ever, that the Doctor has done much more towards
weakening that confidence which the present version
of the Scripture had obtained in the public mind
as being a correct transcript, of the original wri?
tings, than he has in disabusing it of the doctrines
of "Ariel." For, if it be not a correct translation
of the original writing, then 1 know not what to
believe of all it contains. Of what use to the un?
learned, I ask, would be an imperfect translation
of those sacred writings? And again: (If what
use to the learned is a translation at all '.' None
For fear, however, that some may accuse me of
being a believer in the doctrines of "Ariel," I will
briefly state that I believe the negro has an im?
mortal soul, and that the soul is not depcudent on
auy child of Adam for its existence; but that it
cnu and docs exist independent of any kind of a
body whatever. Nor do 1 believe that what we
denominate an immortal soul to be the work of
.he procrealive energy of two mortal beings, but
that it is exclusively the gift of God to man. At
death, we are told that the body (or mortal man)
returns to the dust from whence it was taken, but
that the soul (or the immortal spirit) to the God
who gave it. Adam was formed and fashioned ;n
lo man before the soul was implanted in him by
his Divine Creator. To suppose that two mortal
beings could, by virtue of their procrealive pow?
ers, produce an immortal cue. is nothing short of
an absolute absurdity, and it would seem to my
mind, at least, lo require the exercise of more than
an ordinary degree of irreverence towards the Di?
vine Creator even to suggest, such an idea, and
still more to advocate it. The mind must surely
be bordering very closely ujiou infidelity iliat
would attempt to promulgate such a?shall 1 call
it blasphemy?it surely can be nothing less. The
angels that appeared unto Abraham ha.I bodies,
and so analagous to those of men, that he actually
supposed them to be men. Now, 1 presume that
neither Dr. Winklcr nor "Ariel" will deny that an?
gels are immortal beings: yet surely their bodies
were not ol the progeny of Adam and Eve. .St.
John, too, while in a vision on the Isle of Patluos,
says that he saw the soiiis of just men under the
altar. Where were their bodies ? But the duality
of being is abundantly established in the Scrip?
tures, and so universally admitted, as to require
no argument from me to establish it now. All,
however, that I intended at the outset was simply
to ask "Ariel," and those who have taken issue
with him, lo establish what they seem to have im
sumeil, viz : That no bodies but. such as may bi ol
ilie progeny of Adam and Eve are tit temples for
the indwelling of the immortal soul.
ENQUIRER AFTER TRUTH.
For the Anderson In/elliyeHccr.
A.nukusox C. II., Jan. Ill, 1808.
Mu. HnYT?Dear Sir: In this week's paper, I
f. a short article headed "Ariel." In this ariic'.e
3'ou say, "Persons with less brains than human
sj in pa thy ascribe undue importance to the astound?
ing theory advanced by Ariel, but reflection ami
calm thought will reject this spawn of infidelity."
Now, 1 have reflected and I have thought calmly,
but neither reflection nor calm thought have fur?
nished me with arguments lo confute this "spawn
of infidelity." "Woman like," 1 might svy, ??!
don't believe ii because I don'l believe it, (andthai
would be as weighty as anything as I have seen
urged against "Ariel." As for arguments I have
seeu none, and no one has a right to denounce
another unless he can prove his position a false
one.) but wanting as you seem lo think mc in
brains, "this don't believe because I don't believe"
don'i satisfy mr, and your denunciations have forced
mc lo ask through your columns for those argu?
ments which unused you to reject Ariel's theory
ami denounce it in your paper as a "spawn of in?
fidelity." Although you feel "that the subject has
already been too much dignified by discussion,"
believing as you do thai the blasphemous ignorance
of Payne is not more dangerous, you should hail
with joy any opportunity of aiding an humble en?
quirer in finding the truth.
Very truly, F.RXESTA.
LOCAL AND STATE NEWS.
DlSTnti.T Court.?The District Court, in session |
last week, adjourned on Wednesday evening. Duly
two important cases were tried?one lor bastardy j
and another for horse-stealing, resulting in ac-.;
Dkatii._We regret lo learn that Mr. Sami'KL ]
Smith, an old and respected citizen of this District, j
died at his residence seven miles south of this
place, on Monday night laut. j
Fertilizers^,?The experience of our farmers
during the pas; year was favorable to the use of
fertilizers, notwithstanding the immense falling off
in their expectations as to the sum realized from
cotton. Whether or not there will be. a large
breadth of land put. in cotten, tbe coming season,
(he cultivation of breadstuff* can be greatly en?
hanced by the use of the fertilizers, and we are
confident that, many will thank us for directing
their attention to the advertisement of a reliable
agent in Charleston, Mr. J. ff. RoBSO.v, who is
prepared to furnish Guano and other fertilizer.^ of
the best quality at low rates, and on the most ac?
Child Foend.?A colored woman, living in the
Euburbs, on Sunday evening last, discovered a lit?
tle child, not more than eighteen months old. wan?
dering about in the vicinity of where she lived, and
evidently without protection. The woman took
charge of the child until next morning, and re?
ported the facts to some of our leading citizens.
The child was recognized as that of a. notorious fe?
male in this vicinity, and the fact, ascertained that
it was the second time she had abandoned it. The
proper authorities will doubtless provide against a
recurrence of this sad neglect, by placing the child
beyond the reach of a mother who seems insensi?
ble to the dictates of conscience and duty.
Thanks.?We are much indebted to those friend-*
who have responded to the gentle reminder that
their subscriptions had expired. There are many
others in the same predicament, and we trust that
none will overlook the red cross-mark. A few of
our subscribers have mistaken this mark for an
additional letter to their names, but wc beg to as?
sure them that it is a cross-mark, and means to pay
up, and not simply the initial letter X. If it were
the latter, there are more Xerxes and Xenopheus
in this section than ever before.
Charleston, Jan. 20.?Cotton firmer and im?
proved } to A ; sales TOO bales middling 17 to 17J
AUGUSTA, Jan. 20.?Cotton market active; sales
1,115 bales - New York middling 15} to 15J-.
New Yohk, Jan. 2D.?Cotton steady and less ac?
tive; sales 2,-jUO bales, at 17.} to 17.}.
MAUUIEl), on the 23th December, by Her.
Fletcher Smith, at the residence of the bride's
father, Mr. J. 11. Cabpkntkr, of Anderson, and
Miss Fannie Mai i.ihn, of Piekcus.
On the 1-Jth insi., by J. C Ilayuie. Esq.. .Tosr.rn
Davis and Miss Eliza Shaw, both of Gwitiuelt
On Wednesday. January 8, lSl'.S, in Grace (Epis?
copal) Church, by Kev. A. H. Cornish. James
Mi Nito. Esq., of this place, and Miss Lili.ie L.,
daughter of the late Thomas Roper, formerly of
On the Hitli of January, 1SC8. by Wm. Riley,
Esq., Mr. William Bkyson and Mrs. Elvira Ma
jou, all of Anderson District.
Burning Bush (.'hauler. No. 7, R/.A.-.M.*.
A REGULAR CONVOCATION OF BURNING
BUSH CHAPTER will be held in the Chapter
Room on MONDAY NIGHT, Feb. 3rd, IS1.8, at
seven o'clock Companions will assemble with?
out further notice.
Hy order of the M.-.E.-.H.-.P..
GEORGE ML'NRO, Sec.
Jan. S. 1868 20 i
HIRAM LODGE, No. 6S, A.\ F.\ M.\
A REGULAR COMMUNICATION OF HIRAM
LODGE viil be held ia the Lodge Room on SAT?
URDAY, February 1. [SOS; at 10 o'clock, A. M.
Brethren will take due notice ami govern them?
By order of ihc W.\ M.\ _
GEORGE W. FANT, Cec.
Jan. S. ISIkS 20? 1
Bellon Lodge, No. A.*. F.\ M.\, U. D.
A REGULAR COMMUNICATION OF BELTON
LODGE will be held in the Lodge Room at Helton,
S. C, on THURSDAY, February 0, 1SGS, at 10
o'clock A. M. Brethren will take due notice and
govern themselves accordingly.
Hy order of the W. . M.\
WA II It EN D. WIEKES, Sec.
Jan 8, 1808 211
The Rev. F.dward A. Wilson will send (free of
charge) to all who desire it. the prescription with
the directions for making and using the simple
remedy by which he was cured of a lung affection,
and that dread disease Consumption. Iiis only
object is to benefit the afflicted, and he hopes every
sufferer will try this prescription, as it will cost
ihem nothing, and may prove a blessing. Please
address Rkv. EDWARD A. WILSON,
No. 1 Go South Second St, Williamsburg, N. Y.
Sept. IS. 1SIJ7. 14?
ERRORS OF YOUTH.
A GcuiIonian who suffered for years from Ner
volts Debility. I Venial tire Decay, and all the effects
of youthful indiscretion, will, for i lie sake of suf?
fering humanity, send free to all who need it. the
recipe find directions tor making the simple reme?
dy by which he was cured. Sufferers wishing to
profit by the advertiser's experience, can do so hy
addressing, in perfect confidence,
JOHN B. OGDEN.
42 Cedar Street, New York.
June 10. 1807 1 ly
DURING the second week in February next, wc
will distribute all Share Leather in our possession.
??Cash for Tanning.''
HUNTER & OS BORNE.
Anderson. Jan. 22. 1808 01? 4
ALL persons indebted to the Estates of B. F.
Hutchinson and D. T. Boicmnn, both deceased,
are notified that payment must be made to the un?
dersigned at once, or suits will be instituted against
them by Beiurn Day.
* W. W. HUMPHREYS, c.k.a.i. a aiotr.
Jan 22, lS?S -.'il
~~ REMOVAL !
MISS McKAY begs to inform her friends and cus?
tomers thai she has removed to Mrs. Todd's. one \
door above Dr. Ciller's, where she is now ready to j
Out. Fit and Make Ladies' ami Childrens' Dresses, j
after Madame Demnrcsfs latest Paris and New
York fashions. Ladies* Cloaks made to order.
All kinds of Braiding done nt the lowest price.
She will guarantee her work to be delivered when
promised, and done with neatness, and cheaper
than at any other place.
J?n 2?, ISO? 31
Garden Seeds ! Garden Seeds ! !
WARRANTED genuine Drumhead Cabbage Seed,
for sale at
BAKER'S DRUG STORE.
Jon 22. 1868 31
N?TICE TO GUARDIANS, &c
GUARDIANS, Trustees, Receivers, Committee?
men, kc. who are required to make annual re?
turns to this office of the Estates in their hands,
possession or managemeni. arc notified that thc
same must be made on or by the second Monday
in Mardi next, or Rules will be issued against
them as delinquents.
W. W. HUMPHREYS, c.e.a.d.
Commissioner's Office, )
Jan 22. 1808. j 31
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA;
Reid Gumbrell. Adm'r, vs. Larkin Gambrell, et al:
Util for Partition Lund. ,yc.
IT nppenring to my satisfaction that Larkin Gairi
brell. Munro Gambrell and Thomas Gambrell. Dey
fendants in the above stated case, reside beyond
the limits of this State. On motion of Reed &
Brown. Comp. Sols.,
Ordered That said Defendants do appear, and
plead, answer or demur to stud Hill of Complaint
within forty days from the publication hereof, o*"'
the sume will be taken pro confesso against then!'
W. W. HUMPHREYS, ce.a.d:
Commissioner's Office. )
Jan. 22. IStiS. / 31?5
PERUVIAN GUANO, direct from agents at mar?
SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUANO, S75 cash, S80
[?rsl November, with seveti per cent, interest, ap?
proved city acceptance.
BAUGH'S PHOSPHATE OF LIME. SOO cash;
$05 first November, willi seven per cent, interest
ap prove? I city acceptance.
1MI?XIX GUA>;0. $55 cash, SG5 first Novena
ber. with seven per cent, iutercst. approved city
FLOUR ()F BONK, unadulterated and unburnt;
FA I? M ER'S PLASTER OR GYPSUM, warran?
In otic-ring thc above manures to planters, I do
so willi every confidence, not only having testimo?
nials from planters who have used them the past
year, but the further guarantee thal every cargo,
as it arrives, is analyzed by Professor Shepard, of
the South Carolina Medical College, and the.high
rcpuiaiioti of these manures fully kept up.
J. N. ROBSON*,
1 and 2 Atlantic Wharf, Charleston.
Jan 22. 1W58 31 2m
PERSONS INDEBTED TO ME,
EITHER BY NOTE OR ACCOUNT,
WILL FIITD IT TO THEIR INTEREST
TO PA.Y UP,
q:n~ G Tl l?EFO??E THE
Fi HST Ol7 FEBRUARY. 1868.
I Cannot Wait any Longer.
?Tan. 22, 1SGS 31
CHEMICALS, ftc, &c.
AT the sign of the Golden Mortar. No. 3 Brick
Hange. Anderson C. H. S. C.. has on hand a com?
plete and*thorough supply of choice
Drugs. Medicines, Chemicals.
Paints. Oils. Glas?. Putty, Varnishes,
Dye Stuff's. i:c. &C:,
Which he respectfully invites customers, friends
and tlie public generally, lo examine before pur?
chasing elsewhere, ("ail and see. and with a com?
plete assort ment, and low figures, you can save'
lime ami money by buying here.
Jan 22. IStiS 31
CR AYTON & SON,
agent! for the
HAVING been appointed Asroms for the Pendle?
ton Fad orv. we will keep on hand and sell Cot oti
tarns at Factory price.
A large lot of COOKING STOVES and Fixture
now in store, which we will sell yerv low for cash'
i riv? CR AYTON & SON.
Jan lo, 1 SH? ??0 3n
ALL persons indebted to mc, either by X0tC or
Acc..um. will find them in the hands of J C Whit
held. bsq> after the 18th inst. As I expect to*
more.ta Abbeville District soon, all those owing
will please call and settle with me bv note or cash
1 will he at Anderson on Saleday next, and will
reniai., tor a few days, so as to arrange my business
i hat is yet unset I ed. J
, 10.o J. L. ARNOLD.
Jan lo, 18(?8 ?0 0
ALL persons having demands against Gcoreo
Moue, deceased, are not ?tied to render them le?
gally a.ieste.l to thc undersigned by the first 'day
ol March, or they will be barred.
W. ?S. PICKKNS.
an.8,1?N ^ Agent for Executor.