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TELL ME YE SPIRITS.
Ye spirits of the wild woods answer me, *
As hero under this bright silver sky,
Tell ine of her that has wandered from me,
My Mary, the maid with the bright sparkling
Does she live by yon stream that bright mirrors
Or dwell alio in lulls where the tempest sweeps
Or here iu these meadows where spring (lowers
Say, where is tho home of my i\1nry,_I bigh?
Tell me ye spirits, invisible tilings,
Thnt cunningly wander in night's stilly hour,
Does she walk with you here in your rambles
Or movHS slie alone in licrown wierd power!
To me *ho was onco the bright, fairest of earth,
The angel of all that I loved or could love,
But the messenger came, nnd iny Mary was
I'm sure, 10 that land where the good go above.
Yes, spirits invisible, tell me 1 pray,
Docs she think of mo still, as when mortal on
on earth !
Does she tell of those hours when children we
For children we were nt the same happy hearth,
Does she play on her harp in the heavenly world,
Those stirring sweet songs that she plny'd for me
Docs slie bid me come iip to her cpiritunl home,
And dwell with her there iu tier t<piriiiiaI sphere
Yes, child of the diitl, we'll kindly inform thee,
Your angel is dwelling in yon upper i.y !
And smiles on you now us you mournfully cry I
Hut away for this moment, no more we will tell
We oomc not to cnrtli to commune with the dust,
For if secrets confided in vis are revealed,
Then mortals would mark us the worst of the
So bleat arc tlie living who know but tlio least,
Of all that we arc, and of all that wc hope,
For such is the gulf that divides us assunder,
That mortals would tremble if we were to ope I
Ko crcaturc embodied, we bid tliee away,
* The night is now late, and the moon is enchanti"g?
Tho stars are all up, and the world is asleep,
And we tiiat are dead must go haunting and
Mount Curuifil, April Cth, IP58. (!.
HOW MRS. STANSBURY WAS " SOLD."
As Mrs. Esther Stansbuiy, residing in ?
court running from Race below Glli strectt
was about to bring a bucket of water from
the hydrant Inst night, slie found an old
basket suspended from the knob of the
front door. Pulling her hand into the basket.
she felt something alive and kicking,
but so wrapped up in rags tiiat no farther
discovery could bo made without unwrapping
the object. A piece of paper folded
like a letter, lay by the side of the animated
bundle. Mrs. Slansbury immediately
returned into the house, and by the light of
a lamp examined the billet. It was directed
to her husband. She tremulously broke
the seal and read as follows :
" To Joe Staksbukv?Sir: I send you
the baby, which you will pi. ase tako good
care of, and bring it up right, so that it may
turn out to be a better man than its daddy
Oh ! Joseph S what a sly old rake you are!
Who would think such a sober old spindle
shanks could be such a tearii.g down sinner?
The child is yours?you may swear
to that. Look at it?it is Joe Sunshiny
all over. You deceived me shamefully, Joe
?letting on to be a widower ! T- .t do a
father's duty by the young one, and I will
"Your heart-broken Nancy."
" P. S,?Don't let that sharp-nosed wife
of yours see the letter. Gammon her with
some kind of a story about the baby.'
Mr. Stansbury was in the basement kitchen,
quietly eating his supper, and little
imagining what a storm was brewing ovei
his head. The door of the kitchen was violently
thrown open, and his wife's voice
yelled out: "Stansbury, come up here, you
villain ! Here's a mess for you !' The astonished
Stansbury hastily obeyed the summons.
'Don't you want to see Nancy?
\frc St'incliiirir wl?nn rrnillw Kuc.
? ? -?.*?
band Lobbied up into the room. 'Nancy!?
what Nancy's that?' said the sly old rogue
in a lone of well feigned astonishment. Wlij
Nancy the mother of this baby that's beer
bung at the door, Mr. Stansbury. Ol>, yoi
look mighty innocent, but just read thai
letter, and then look in that basket. Don'i
be afraid of it, it won't bite; it's got no teeth
poor thing. You'll know it, for as the huz
7u fiavc tf*a iticf lil'a vaii oil atrtw Plooe<
"J ""J"? J ...vv, J"" "'V. goodness,
I'll expose you bofirro everybody.
In less than five minutes Mrs. Stansbury hai
collected a room full of spectators?half tin
inhabitants of the court?to witness tin
process of unwrapping the baby. Anxiou:
expe' ;tion aat on every countenance, a
the jealous lady tore away rag after raj
from the body of the foundling, the vigoi
> ous movement of which astonished ever
body. 'It is full of the devil already,' sai
Mrs. Stansbury, 'that shows it's his. You'
^ efcHbat it'^like him in everything.' At Iai
all,the swaddling clothes being. remove*
oat jumped tfyebaby, and made its escap
through'the 4>pen door. It was a big ca
Crihu^and Marriage.?The chaplain i
'the Surrey County jail communicates to tl
/ London Tirries certain criminal statistic
which show several instructive facts, ar
one.of rather unexpected Character." It a
' pearstbafr of %35?,prisoner*, only 870 we
Wa<**'$}?;.. "mairied, and these bad an Average of le
-:V" than three children eacfll, showing at on
^e^ b?n?anizing_tendency of the ninrriaj
It was the last murmur of a dyitog roan
?an nged pilgrim' who had , walked tho
dust for eighty-ono seasons. Children and
grand children stood, round his bed, but ho
fixed his sightless eyes with an upward
look, whispered " mother" and expired.
O! word of undying beauty; thine
echoes sound along tho walls of time till
they crumble at the breath of the Eternal.
In all tho world there is not a habitable
spot where the music of that holiest word
lias not sounded. ISy the golden Jlow of
tlio river, by the crystal margin of tbo
rock, under the leafy shade of the forest
tree, in the hut built of the bamboo cane,
in the mud thatched cottage, by the grand
peaks of the kissing mountains, the wide
spread valley, on the blue ocean, in the
changeless desert where an angel came
down to give the poor parched lips the
sweet waters of the wilderness, on the altar
whero a father stayed the downward
stroke of his sacrificial knife, warned by
the voice of Go l, between the billows, that
like solid walls of ruby threw their crimson
011 the swarthy brows of Israelitish men,
and lighted the dark eyes of the women,
under the white tent of the Arab, and in
the bark e^'eicd wigwam of the Indian
hunter, wherever the pulses of a human
heart beat quick and warm, or float feebly
Horn which your own life had come, and
you heard the quick throbs of her loving
heart, and knew every one of those precious
pulsations beat with love and tenderness,
and anxiety for you, did not your parched
lips murmur " mother," with a strange, wild
joy, while the cheek seamed by tho rough
linns of pari' iv?? wot ivitli i??n
" If I could only see my mother."
Again and again was that yearning cry
repeated?" If I conld only see my mother!"
The vessel rocked, and the waters, chased
by a fresh wind, played a musical reveille
against the side of the ship. The sailor,
i a second mate, quite youthful, laid in his
narrow bed, his eye glazing, his limbs stiffening,
his breath failing. It was not pleasi
ant to die thus in this shaking, plunging
i ship ; but he seemed not to mind his bodilj
discomfort?his ey ; .ooked far away?ar.c
. ever and anon broJ:<j forth that grieving
' cry?"If I could o: '/ see my mother!"
An old sailor sat by with a liible in hii
hand, from which i.u had been reading.?
, He bent above the young man and aske(
' him why he was so anxious to see thi
i mother Jie had wilfully left,
i "Oh ! that's the reason," he cried in an
t guisli?" I nearly broke her heart, nnd
t can't die in peace. Showasagood mothe
, tome?oh! so good a mother! She bor
* everything from her wild bov, and one*
, .1.. : i ?1 ?*
? oiiu amu. - aiy son, wnen you conio I
1 die, you will remember all this. Oh ! if
1 could only see my mother 1"
2 He never saw his mother. Ho diei
6 with the yearning cry upon his lips, a
9 many a man has died who slighted th
s mother who bore him. The waves ro
g over him and his bones whiten at the bol
r- torn of the eea, and that dread cry br
y gone before God, there to be registered fo
11 M. A. D.
[Boston Olive Branch.
>e How to be Miserable.?In the first plac
t. if you want to be miserable, be selfisl
jf Think all the time of yourself and of yoi
,e own tbingp. Don't care about anybod
,9 else. Have no feeling for any one but you
1(] self. .Never think of enjoying the eatisfa
p. lion of seeing Others happy; but the ISMj
re if you see .a smiling1 face," be jealous'U
as another should-enjoy^.what you have n(
oe Envy one who is better off ,in any repp?
yQ than yourself; think unkindly towards the
os and speak lightly of them, Bo constant
fi- 'afraid - lest some one should encroach' <
of your' rights; be watchfiil against it,'
& any one co'tnfes neir your''Uurig?, snap
1,. him like' a mad dog. ,l<?onten<J earn^gl
8^ v^y t^ i ^
along the current of failing life, lliere is
that sweet word spoken, like a universal
Look at it and think of yonr mother.?
Do you not see her as if it were but yesterday
? Does she not stand before you in
tha living lines of love and tho unfading
colors of -memory ? Do you not behold
tho thoughtful brow bending above you
bow down upon your knees, with yonr
hands clasped within hers, and your eye's
glance locked in with her earnest glance,
and seeing your heaven in that clear light,
lisp the prayers wbose simple words sweeten
the rest of your manhood, even now ? Do
you see her as you stood with the fault confessed,
yet trembling upon your lips, like
aii evil turned into an angel and loth to go
?and as you look up expecting the frown
of her severity, meet instead a smile that
makes your heart give a great, quick throb
?it is so beautiful. Do you feel the soft
hand 011 your head as she praises you for
your courage ? A mother's praises !?what
| gold would buy even llie linnnling recollecliou
of that voice, thoso words that
Does the word soften your heart when
you think of that feverish couch ? Have
you ever felt the touch of fingers that soothed
you as hers did ? Have you ever felt so
smooth a pillow as the one she pressed
gently for your burning head ? Do you
remember how she denied herself rest day
after day and night after night, her eyes
bright with tho feverish longing to give
you ease and alleviate your suffering? Did
that-voice ever sound harsh to you then?
and oh ! when your head laid on the bosom
7 ' _ 'Ti
CULTIVATION 0* THE SWEET POTATO.
Messrs. Eastman <k Sncll, of Mainoville,
Warren County, O., profess to bo experienced
in growing sweet potatoes, and tliey
sav tbat a cron will rrrow and viold well in
1 O V
any ordinary dry soil, provided it is well
pulverized with plow and harrow; and
wlfetber tho ground is old or new, a light
coat of well-rotted manure is preferable. If
tho soil bo very strong, tho vines will be
large, but the yield of tubers indifferent.
After tho ground has been got in good condition,
it should then be thrown into ridgo-s
four or five feet apart with a plow, by
throwing two heavy furrows together. It
is not necessary for tho ridges to bo wide,
but they must bo of good height, as the po
tatoes will only grow in length as they are
accommodated with loose earth ; so it' the
ridges are Hat the potato will be short and
and clumpy. Those wishing to raise but a
small quantity, will probably Unci it more
convenient to make their ground into hills
with the hoe, about live feet apart. Inset*
ting the plant care should be taken to have
them set well in the ridge, fully as deep as
they originally stood in the hot bed, and
: the soil should be well compressed about
the roots. The only cultivation necessary
is to keep the ground clear of weeds, and
should the soil become hard, lo loosen the
tops of the hill or lidges with lioo or rake*
The best method of sprouting sweet pota
toes js in tho ordinary manner ot a manure
hot bed. This is made by building up tho
sides with plunk and filling in to the depth
of fourteen inches with fresh hard stable
manure. Tho manure should be packed as
hard as possible, then cover over to the
depth of two inches with light soil, then
after laying on tho potatoes, cover them to
the depth of f^ur inches, with light sandy
soil or loam. ]5y covering tho potatoes
deep tho stems arc longer and much more
hardy and thrifty. After transplanting,
potatoes may be put iu the bed from the
1st to tho 25th of April, and plants may be
transplanted any time during the months ol
May and June. Sprouts should be set from
twelve to fifteen inches apart in the ridgei
and when in hills two or three to the hill,
Unobtrusive Distress.?Charity is the
most sublime attributo of human nature;
it is a broad mantle which "eovereth a multitude
of sins"?an element which softens,
refines ami elevates the character of man
It is the greatest of the three cardinal virtues,
for it is purely catholic, confined by
110 metes and bounds of dogmatic theology
or arbitrary prejudice?butall-jicri'ailing, allembracing
in iis influence. It is lo be placed
to the credit side of hunnmitv that Charitv if
a principle common to nil?that like its
sister, Mercy, it is to be found in the dark
est and gloomiest places?tliat it warms
into geniality the stoniest heart, and brings
the glistening tear to the most frigid eyethat
no class or condition of men is cxempi
from its gontlo sway. But how often i;
charity misdirected?how often is it though
that ostentations benevolence, that giving
freely and openly for general purposes, i:
the true exercise of mercy and generosity?
how often does the man, who dare not scru
tinizc his own motives, lay tho flattering
unction to his soul that tho parade of lib
erality is liberality itself, and that tho hun
died or thousand dollars given to some pub
lie institution, absolves him from searching
out the abode of wretchedness, which is ii
secret, and there, with no eye but the all
searcmng eye 01 nun, wno coinuiues 11
himself all goodness and all power, to se
him ministering to want and alleviating
i The Alps.?Daik *111 color, robed in evei
1 lasting mourning, forever tottering liko
' fortress shaken by war, fearful as much i
their weakness as in their strength, aud y<
' gathered after every fall into darker frowi
and unhumiliatcd threatening, for ever ii
' capable of comfort or healing from herb c
J llower, nourishing no root in their crevice
touched by no hue of life on buttress c
s ledge, but to the utmost desolate ; knowin
" no shaking of leaves in the wind nor i
^ grass besido the stream?no other motio
e but their own mortal shivering, the drew
fnl crumbling of atom from atom in the
- corrupting stones; knowing 110 sound
I living voice or living tread, .cliecred neithi
r by the kid's bleat or marmot's cry; hau
e ted only by uninterrupted echoes from af
3 off, wandering hither and thither amor
0 their walls, unable to cscnpc, and by II
1 hiss of angry torrents, and sometimes tl
tlie shrieks of a bird that flits near the fa
1 nf t.liom nml RvvApns fri(y]ifoni>rl hftclf fro
s under their shadow into tlio gult or a
e And, sometimes when tho echo has faintc
11 and tho wind has carried the sound of t!
t- torrent away, and the bird has vanishc
is and the smouldering stones aro still for
r- little time?a brown moth, opening ai
shutting its wings upon a grain of dust, ni
be the only thtftg that moved or feels in ;
tho waste of weary precipice, darkening fi
thousand feet of the blue depth of heav
Let all Stuffy.?All healthful min
iir . >
admit of improvement, and. that, perha
to an infinite degree, it is error to~iipagi
c for a moment'that some minds may not
enlarged and -beautified., If the mind
*r' sane, it is hot Qnly possiblo to ndur'sh a
expand -it, but it-is 'easy to do so. If I
- senses aro not at all exercised, the nii
must also- necfissarily bo Ujaonje esU
. unfolded. Tho' eye will receive irapr
* sionsi. and- the earwill catch sounds, a
tfansroit the result' to'the tomd. This ii
law of man's mental constitution, $s nee
" IIow did you learn all this ?" asked one
person of another, who had been detailing
a long history of a third individuals imperfections.
" Oh ! you know we two aro intimate
friends. Sho tells mo all her affairs, and
asks me to advise her on all occasions. It
wouldn't do to to let her know what I've
told you. You, of course, understand this ;
but you seemed to have such an exalted
opinion of her, that I thought it would be
only fair to let you know that sho's no
nearer perfection than you and I are."
" I believe you profess to be attached to
her, don't you }"
"Oh, yes; why she believes that I love
her hotter than almost anybody in the
world. She can't keep anything secret
from me. Why, don't you think I got her
to own up upon the whole of that afi'ait
just by a littlo extra show of affectionate
interest in her. Edwards, whoso interest
it was to have her in his power, requested
mo to try and discover tho truth of the
matter, and I did so without the least difli
"Then, in reality, you dislike Mrs.
do yon !"
" Why, bless you ! 110?not all all. In
deed, 1 rather like her. She is so unaflfee
tedly kind and generous-hearted and tliei
she is so delightfully easy to manage,
should be quite lost without her."
"And yet you betrayed her into tin
hands of one who is at heart, as you wel
know, her enemy, and have just now beet
revealing many of Iicr faults to me. Ma;
the Lord deliver me from such a friend."
AVho does not echo that wish ? Wha
a detestable spirit is that which leads mai
or woman to worm into the secret heart c
another, only to betray the confidence o
which they beeomc possessed.
Yet how many are the creatures in hu
! man shape who make it a constant praclic
! thus to play Judas.?iV. Y". Ledger.
Give Ilim the Mitten.?" Ah," said Mori
sieur Mielmot to his friend Sniffin, um
sweetheart have given me do mitten."
" Indeed ! how did that happen ?"
" Veil I tought I must go to make lie
; von viseet before I leave town ; so I step i
de side of the room, and there I behold he
, beautiful pairson stretch out on von lazy.
" A lonrtge, you mean."
"Ah, yes, on von lonngo. And den
mako von very polite branch and?"
" You mean a polite bow."
"Ah, yes von bough. And den I say
I was very sure she would be rotten, if I di
not come to see her before I?
" You said ichut ?"
"I said she would be rotten, if?"
" Thai's enough ; you have put your fo<
in it, to be sure."
' No sare, I put iny foot out of it; f<
t she say she would call her sacre big brotl
5 er, and keck mo out, begar. I had inte:
t lion to say mortify and rot is all de same;
r von, in my dielionaire."
1 Owe for Ringbone.?A cure T know
bo sure, it having cured a valuable lior
for me, after lameness of two years, durin
5 which time the horse was not harnesse
I have used her on the road and farm fi
nine years since the cure. Take one oun<
camphor gum ; one ounce oil of spiko; ot
3 one ounce hartshorn; one ounce spirits
11 turpcminc. Shake well together, and it
fit for use; put it on above the ring, and ri
11 it in with the finger. Use it twice a da
0 ?Correspondent Rural jVcui Yorker.
' Prune your Orchard.?We prefer t
month of June for pruning apple tre<
f- when the lenveskecp the sap in motion ai
a soon heal up the wounds, hut if we mi
n do it any other time we think it best to
it in March. The wounds caused by ci
>s ting large limbs, if you find it absolute
i- necessary to cut large limbs, will not ble
>r so much as they will if cut later in t
s? spring.?Maine Farmer.
A very common feeling is expresed in
very ProPcr manner, by the following e
j Said Anna's preceptor, " A kisa ia a noun,
But tell me if proper or common," lie cri<
:,r With cheeks of vermillion, and eyes cast do\
of " 'Tis both common and proper," the pi
11" Woman's Love.?Our idea is?says
ar fellow that got a shrew for n wife?that
'o Woman's love is like Scotch snutt ;
10 We get one pinch iiud that's enough.
pie Our old darkey 8ays?
Woman's lub is India rubber?
It stretch du more de more you lub her.
jr> Ail Irishman writing from Ohio, eays
,t| is the most elegant place in the world
|,0 "The first three weeks," ho says, "you
1(j boarded gratis, and after that you are cha
, a ed nothing at all. Come along and br
nd the children."
0 ^ .1
f?y A Colloquy.?"IIow do you do 1
ve ? Do what fM
en "IIow do you find yourself!"
" I never lost myself."
,]3 "How do you feel ?"
pS> "Pretty Bmooth, I guess?feel of
no and see."
be " Good morning, Mr. Smith ,M
be . "It's rather a bad one, wet and nasti
nrl UTau rollof molroa vmir haqa oa rnrl 2"
liVf V VWJ II M?t? lllltuw J VWI ?IVWW UV ?UU i
nd "Friendship! How do you maVo <
as- . Vrvo got ft friend who is very fond
,n<] brandy, nnd na bo is too weak to tak<
JAS. H. RILEY,
DRUGGIST AND APOTHECARY,
Greenwood, S. O.,
HAVING established himself in this placo
fur the transaction of a
Retail Drug Business,
Respectfully solicits attention: to his extensive
and well-selected Stock, purchased in New York,
during the present Monotnry
nt such rates as to enable him to compete, (both
in price and quality,)' with Columbia Druggists.
Great inducements offered to
Physicians and Farmers,
who are accustomed to sending their orders to
Columbia and Charleston.
The following list comprint a few articles of
every-day demand: W
(Tnttfor Oil Itv trn 11 oil or Imtftp.
Sweet " ' " , "
Train " " "
Neatsfoot Oil, "
> Linseed " "
AV liite Lead, pure,
Cream of Tartar,
Klip. Carl). Soda,
. 1'epper, black,
[ Ginger, pnlv., 7 ^frieau and Jamaica,
" race, ^
1 Table Mustard,
Ten, black anil green,
Corn and l'earl Staicli,
Soaps of every variety,
"Window Glass 8 0 10 ami 10 @ 12,
l linriiing Fluid, always frcsli,
. Tobacco, chewing and smoking,
1 Cigars of every variety,
The very choicest brands of
? Cognac Brandy,
| TJlackherry Brandy,
' l'ort " pure juice,
y Ginger "
Lou. Cordial Gin,
t Woolf'a Schnapps,
" Stomach "
if Also, n very nice assortment of Fancy To
,cito articles, Perfumery, Confectioneries, &.c.
November 2B, 1657. .'11 tf.
. O* Independent Press copy.
c Stage Line
y ABBEVILLE to WASHINGT01
A FOUR HORSE STAGE leaves A15111
VII.EE on Monday, Wcdncsday and Fi
day, at 8 o'clock A. M.
r I<eaves Washington, (*5a., on Tuesday, Tlnu
day and Saturday mornings.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
u Ry a general change of Schedule on all tl
Georgia Railroads, passengers going West me
with tin detention, leaving Abbeville C. II., i
8 o'clock on Mondays, Wednesday's anil Friday
I and arrive at Atlanta, Ga, at 11 o'clock tl
following day, win re there is immediate conne
lion with all the Hoads leaving that place.
OFFICE at the POST OFFICE.
I JOHN McRRYDE, Agent.
j Abbeville C. II., Jan. I, 1858. 50 ly
ABBEVILLE MARBLE YARI
r|"MlE undersigned having dissolved his copai
JL nerahip with J. It. LliAVELL, takes plci
. tire in announcing to tlie public generally and
31 ii... _t?:_ r il l :n.. iv: .
MIU tJiLIAUII^ Ul ai?UUVIIIf I/lriLi ILL 111 JJUTIIVUIV
iItnt ho lias a large stock of
" VERMONT & ITALIAN MARBL
it* nil 11atul.s, anil from which ho proposes to me
l,. uluotiuv, t<? order,
^ Every Vnrioty of
MONUMENTS AND TOMB-STONE
He would respectfully sny to the public ti
to ho has sccurcd the services of (lie
so Most Eminent Marble Artists,
Ijj and hopes, by close attention to business,
.] merit a reasonable share of public patronage.
J. I). CHALMERS.
Jr Abbeville C. II-, Aug. 20, '57 ly
trS" Independent l'ress copy 3m.
,e CONGAREE IRON WORKS.
is GEO. SINCLAIR & CO
,b Near tho Greenville Depot,
iy. Oolumtola, S G.,
IRON AND BRASS FOUNDED
M Manufacturers of Sleam Engines, Boilei
ml Hill Gearing, Grist and Saw Mills. &c,
EING practical Mill Wrights, Mnchini
Jo ' an<I Engineers, they will attend to nil
ders in their line with promptness, and on r
sly ?3?" Repairing done at the shortest noti
, and Castings of all kinds made to order.
LU April t), 1857 50 *Iy
t e BYTHEWOOD & COWAN,
RPMETRAI fifl Mill C C in
^ V M ! it II rt hi w V ITI 1*11 W W W
No. 204, Exchange Row, Columbia, S.
ITJOIt llie sale of Real Estate ami Negroes
Also, Cotton, Wheal, Bacon, Lard, W1
id : key, Sugar, Coffee, Molasses,
v"> Flour, Butter, Corn, Hay,
'P1' an<l produce generally.
Strict personal attention paid to tho salt
any or the above. Liberal advances made, i
a prompt returns.
Matthew \V. Bytiieood, James M. Cow
August 17, 1857 18 ly
PROTECT YOUR PROPf&TY!
Having bought the Right, for
District of K. II. Mounce, for putting
it Otis' Patent Lightning Conductor,
I would respectfully inform the*nilizens of At
ville District, that I am now the sole proprh
or/? of t his i ntlisnensiilile nrnfontimi nf lif.. a'twl m
erty, mid am prepared to execute, at short not
'2* nil orders for the same.
innr TJiose wishing worlf in my ljua wilj please
? drees mc at Ninety-Six.
J. W. CAtnOU^i Jr.,
August 13, 1857. 16 1 tf
Land for Sale.
THE Subscriber is the authorized Agent, of
parties interested, to seirthe real estate
JOSEPH AIKEN, deceased. The fr^ol!
Land is valuable, adjoins" lands of Dr: W
law. Dr. Livingston, and others, on Calho'
Creek, and contains about
m 720 ArrAR.
Proparty-=-negroe?-^s*' well as flash "urpll
taken in paymout., x
? Applications for purchase can be made to
Ageuti who Hvob at CokesBury.
Juno % 16571" ' ' 6 ^ %
THIS Firm of WIER A
I day dissolved by&utnal aSntupt, the'
01 itation'Of the Partnership hafri^g v*pyei(H^
, vjt- naa*b of the Firm wiIf L# uaet} in tbe-cT6ait^
p of (Jm businpp", by oiihar one of vs. ' ' : (
?fje 3lbbeuiUc Banner,]
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' T> A VIS tto OHBWS.
W. O. DAVIS .Editor
T. B. ORE WS, Fubliohor.
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Though wo liuve a penalty for nonpayment
of subscriptions to our. paper when due, it lias
1 not boon rigidly exacted,by our predecessors:
aud we, to somo extent, have followed their example.
Reasons satisfactory to ourselves have
led us to the conviction tliat we should, iu all
cases, inforco the penalty. Wo therefore give
noticc that' on and after the 1st of April next,
we shall chargo for all subscriptions not paid
within six months, $2.50, and $3.00 if not paid
witliin ono year. Those who conio forward and
settle before that time may save something, but
those who neglect until after our rule goes into
effect, may rely upon paying for their ncgligcnco
the full amount of tho penalty.
. Experience, too, hus taught us that there should
be some charge made for Obituary Notices exceeding
a certain length. We shull, in future,
charge the excess over ono square, at adverting
rules, to bo charged to the parly who orders
it in tho paper.
The above terms have been agreed to by the
Proprietors of tho 'Abbeville Manner und Independent
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
The Proprietors of tho Abbeville littiwr ami
Independent Press, have established tho following
rates of Advertising to be charged" in botli
papers^. . v
Every Advertisement inserted for a less tim<
than three months, will bo charged by the inser
tion at One Dollar per Square (1^ inch?tin
space of 12 solid.lines or less,) for the first inser
tion, and Fifty Oents for each subsequent iu
?3?" Tho Commissioner's, Sheriff's, Clerk's am
Ordinary's Advertisements will be inserted ii
both papers, each charging half price.
Sheriff's Levies, One Dollar each,
ty a nnouncing a Candidate, Five Dollar?
Advertising an Estruy, Two Dollars, to b
paid l>y the Magistrate.
~ Advertisements inserted for three months, o
longer, nt tho following lutes;
1 square 3 months $ 5.0
% 1 square 0 months 8.0
1 square 9 mouths 10.(1
n 1 square 12 months 12.0
|lf 2 squares 3 months 8.0
2 squares 0 months 14.0
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r'" 2 squares 12 months 20.0
3 squares 3 months 10.(1
s* 3 squares ft months 16.0
3 squares 9 months 21.0
:j squares 12 montliB 25.0
4 squares 3 months 12.0
ej. -* squares o mourns " 2U.U
|U ! squares 9 months 2fi.(l
s 4 squares 12 months 30.(1
l(| 5 squares 3 months 15.C
c. 5 squares fi months -26.0
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ti squares 3 months.-. .20. (]
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(i squares 9 months SC.f
I" 6 squares 12 months 40.C
la 7 squares 3 months............ 1....... 25.0
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r * 7 squares 9 months... 1.'. 41.(
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? S squares 3 months 30.(
8 squares (J inomlia. 40.(
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? 8 squares 12 months 60-(
in Fractions of Squares, will be charged in propc
tion to the above rates.
Business Cards for tfie term of: ope yea
g will be charged in proportioirto the space.the
occupy, at One Dollar per-lino space,
Bt gy For u" advertisements set in double co
umn, Fifty per Cent, extra'will be adde'd to tl
above rates. 1 y
to n DAVIS <fe CREWS,
, ' ' For Banner;
LEE ?fc WILSON,
THE Proprietors of tho Aiibevillk Banni
would respoctfully inform the public th
' ? they are prepurod to execute all lands'.of \Fo
Work with neatness and dispatch.-'- Havii
incurred considerable expense for printing, mat
rial*, they have no hesituucy in saying that tli
Q are as well prepared, and catf do as neat wo:
? as any other establishment in the up-conutry
South Carolina. '
fg They will also keep on: hand a complete i
* sortinont of
- TIT. A TS3"FC-^t,
of which we have now on h^i)d tho followii
sis List, to which wa shall continue to add un
or- we get a complete assortment: ."'V,'.
ca- Sum. Pro; Fi. Fa.-oil S'utn. Pro'.; Ca. Sa.
Sum. Pro.; Sub. Writs;,Sub...Tickets in La>
ce, Sub. Tickets in Equity ;Ti. jFa.; Ca. Sa.; Cat ?
in'Case ; Copy Writ"'in Case'f ?Defeds of ConVt
anne ; Declaration on TfJtftoj^ Commission to I
? amino Witnesses; Judgment by Cpufcssiou
Assumpsit; Judg. on Writ of JSiufuiry, Dam?(
y Assessed by Clerk?Debt or Assumpsit, Ju<
N by Confession in Debt, on Single Bill ; Judgmc
011 Writ of Enquiry, Damages ^Assessw} by Jur
Judgment in Assumpsit utf.isshe. Plea,. Wi
C., drawn; Poslaa'Jft'dginen.ton rsandTried,"Vefd
for Plaintiff; Mortgage for Pereousl, Pfojtert
lis- Mortgage of Real Estate'; Magistral es'. Smninoi
Do. Executions ; Do. Rocog^dixancevj'Stfmiriom
Defaulting Jurors " ' - .
,,.r NATION AT, POLICE GAZETT:
?nd> mills Great Jfturritfl'of'Crime/*h'd; Crihiin
_ ! ia in lis T^felfth-Ycd?, andis widel y J
an. calated througliouVth^country." Ttcphtairts
the Tfreat'IViuls/'CriruinBl Cases, ond appfoj
ate Edioridls on this* grime, togetherin<
a matiQii oi) Critniudr-JIf^iK^,v<nbt to be found
any other Ofiwmupqr; ; ' 4 ' ' ' t&''*
this (CP Subscriptions, f2'pep ^.nifuiil; .lj}l
Six Months, to btfYetjflifted by SiitBcriWrs;^
should write their names. and'the towu, <xmi
and State tfrhere they reside plaiuly',) '
ibe- To GEO,AT?.. ^ATSEt^ A CO,, '
;U,r EdiWf 'Sjfci'dlrropTiStorbt the
-op- NaUondl Poli<j^ Gafetto,^
S. D, & H. W. SMITH, '
Molodoons, Organ Melodeons, I
Pedal Sub-Bass *
611 Washington street,
rpiIE attention of Clergymen, Committees
I School?, Lodges, ?te., is invited to the new
Fedal Sub-Bass Harmoniums,
Mndc nnd Sold hy the Manufacturer*.
If in urn* i) if I'll will* t.u'ii mini iliilx nr hnnl-ii nf
Keys, the lowest set running ail octave higher
than the other, and may lie used separately, and
thus get in one case two distinct instruments;
or, by the use of the coupler, the two hunks of
keys may be played at the samo time by use of
the front set only. This connected with the
Sub-Bass, will produce the efl'ect of a largo
organ, and is sufficiently heavy to fill a house
that seats from 100(1 to 1500 persons.
THIS OKGAN MELODEON is designed for
parlor and private use. The construction is similar
to the Church Instrument, being arranged
with two banks of Keys, and when used together,
hv means of the coupler, is capable of as great
volume of power nslhw Church Instrument, when
used without the Pedals.
Also, every variety of MELODEONS for
Purchasers may rely upon instruments from
our (Manufactory, hcing made ill in the most
complete nnd thorough manner. Having removed
to the spacious Buildings, 511 Washing- .
ton Street, we have every facility for inauufuc- % \
luring purposes, and employ none but the most
experienced and skillful workmen In short, we
will promise our customers an Instrument equat
if not superior to any Manufacturer, and guarantee
entire and jht/icI xntixfuction.
Music Teachers, I.caders of Choirs, and others
interested in musical inaiterH, are respectfully inI
vitcd lo visit our Booms at any time, nml exninine
or test tlies instruments on exhibition for salo
at their pleasure.
As a still further guarantee to the public as
to the excellence of tli?* Mvlodconti and Jlarmoniums,
fifcni our Manufactory, wo beg leave to
refer, l>y permission, to the following Piano Forto
Manufacturers of Boston, who have examined
our ln?triiment*, and will give their opinion
when called upi?ii:
j Chickerinir tfc Sons; "Win. P. Emerson ; Geo.
ITews; 11 nllet t <&. Cunislon ; Brown it Allen;
II Wood ward A Brown ; 'P. Gilbert & Co. ; A. W.
I.add it Co.: New hall cfc Co.
' Melodcons and llarnioniuins Rented.
c Per.-ons who wish to hire Melodeons and llarmoniums
with a view of purchasing fit the end
of the year, can have the rent credited as part
payment of the purchase money, 'l'his matter
^ is worthy of special note, as it enables those who
desire a fair tesl of the instruments before pur"
cliusing, to obtain it nt the expense of the mnn11
ufnelurers, to the extent at least of a year's rent.
^ Orders froiji any part of the country or world,
^ sent direct to the manufactory in Boston, with
0 cash or satisfactory reference, will be promptly
l) uttended to, and as faithfully executed ns if the
" parties were present, or employed an agent to
^ select, and on as resonable terms.
I? Prico List.
CS 11 l-_ < I ..... -
,A Ctiuil ICK, If UClilVO 1U
^ Hcroll leg, 5 octave, 75
l'iano style, 5 octave, 1 Oft
! Piano stylo, extra finish, 5 octavo 11
Piano style, curved leg, 125.
^ l'iatio style, 2 sets of reeds, 150
~ . Piano stylo, G octave,- 135
_ Organ Moledeon, 20(>
in Organ .Mdodeou, extra lini.-dt '250
Pedal Suh-liass llnniioniutn 275
" Letters, Certilicrte.s and notices from the press,.
' from all parts of the world, may be seen at our
salesroom. Descriptive circulars seut free to
J any uddress.
" S. D. A II. W. SMITH,
J 611 Washington St., (near Boylston) Boaton.
JJ July',*. 1857 11 ly
>o CtLicli. Springs,
)0 Greonvillo District.
,r. THE Subscribers having purchased
jjj^lL that well-known and long-established ffl'iP
Summer Resort, Chicks Springs,
- within I ft miles of Greenville, have put tho
premises in the most thorough repair. Tliey nro
determined to spare no efforts to make the
le SPRINGS all that can be desired, whether to
k tho invalid seeking health, or those in quest of
The salubrious nnd inviiroratintr qualities of
these waters having been well known to the
traveling public for the lust twenty years, it in
deemed unnecessary to enter-into detail; but
any further information or reference will be
carefully' furnished upon nppliculion to either of
(R the proprietors.
at Til* HrtTI'I. will l?? nnnn fnf tl?n rnoonlinn nf
to visitors oil tlie 1st of June, and will be kept
% open during the season.
te- It gives us pleasure to add that (he former
uy proprietor*, the Mens is. CHICK, will spend their
rk summer at the Springs, mid will be glad to see
of their many friends there.
J. T. IIENERY.
is- F. TALBIRD,
ne; Ho! for Chick Springs!!
l|l J. P.-.POOL ?fc CO., will be at the Green*
ville Depot with good Conveyances and careful
on I)ri?er*, to carry Pftweneers uud their Baggage
v ? to the Springs. They will also run
A DAILY LINK OF STAGES
;x_ To and from tho .Springs, leaving Greenville at
in 9 o'elock, A. M. Fare ?1.
reB May 14, 1857 6 tf
mi To Mechanics, Inventors, and
j I TN ANNOUNCING the THIRTEENTH An,
1 nual'Volume of the SCIENTIFIC AMERL
^R!" CAN, the Publishers respectfully inform the pub- .
i to ''lie that in order to increase and stimulate the
formati<in of- ctut'S, .they propose to offer 0\\f
'fhomantl Five Hundred Dollars j;> Cash Pf-qnii
~ tir/u^ir the fifteen largest lists of subscribers J> '
sent In hy tlie 1st of January, 1858; s?i?l premj- .
? -utn's to be distributed as follows:?r- '? ">
f.!8 For the largest list, $300; 2d. ?250 ; 3d, $200;
?ni ?4Wb ?l50; 5t.h,*$l00; Otli, $U0; 7th, $80:
^thr*7U; Oth, sfil); IO1I1. *5u; 1 ltfi, $40; l'2th, ' v
gffii f*35-; *13Tth. $3ff; 14th, $26 ; I5fh, $20.
Names'of eubscfiticrs can be sentin at differ*
't*v ent tirrjps and from dillerent'Post Offices. The
? cash-will be paid tp the orders of the successful)
fPl- competitors, unniediatoly after the 1st of January.,
Pj m&; "? .4- T
11 y Southern, Western, and Canada money T?il|s.
bfr taken fpr subscriptions. Canadian subscriber* ^ '"j
will pleflise to remit Twenty-six cents extfq pr}' g '
>c eacb year's subscription to pre-pay postage. WL)
,r- Term?of Subscrption.?Two Dollars a Yearj . J><'
ty or One Dollar for Six Months. ' , .
- ' '.Club Hates.?Five Conies, for Sis Months, If
Five Uopiaa, lor l iyejve dloniDs, ho j f.eu ?.;qn- m
ica, fpr Six Mpntlis, JtH; Tpii Copies fqrTWejvfl 1
EA IK6.? Twenty .Copies, for fwelpeMpjiitiu^ -v #
~ 9qt all Clubs of Twenty aij<J over, the yearljt,^ '
subscription is'only $1.40, C * ? '
jl.- . ' Th'd new'yflluijjo will bo printed upon fine \
Mfc. ^er'wi|h new type- , .'? , %
T? -Ttleg^neral, character of th e Sorpy?fno Avkiu%.
' ' W^' known, and.aa heretofore, if wiiy^^ '
?fcu>Jiy .devoted'to promulfrutinn of informal
K&5' refuting to-t)>e varippa 3[ecli<micat and Cjbw >,
mm i&mfacluw',rAgripdlure, Putfntt i '
F^Hgforth:ttnffiitfflirtg, JU}U )Vork, and'all inteWLj, ?
?f PrMifql JStienci is caloufatetf^aL^
Yf nw *4vunce. It >3 JssUed#w?;ekly, in
J^4?mdkg| gu corityiinj annually .froniiSflO.^wrBOi^'^k
Engraving* acd IfofyWiijr Aftier(M,
Tcie*,KurPPea1 > Improvement#, t'ogetSex'' with
S^i f^ajUu^uAa'pi Adorteon Patent Claims pubSi..',,'
Partly In advance of alKfltber papeia: . . >
E.y ftyrfa$Kf) itim of^ho Editor^ of the &CrknTnno "
.? SU^l^ttoaK'to pptsent AH subjects djtcuaaed in"it#' *
c* ^ ' oojunina in a practical and popular form., Theywill
alTO*nde#V<}r tirbi^tutajr# a oondid fearlpe?r ? ,
^"w.: neas in' opmfykting and exppeipg false theorieaa#4
?y? prewliojUB jn BO?etjtificiiif?d mAll^rr, ,
M* ?#^^ryrU,^ir^rof t^Sci'K^. J .
* 1 Klttlni a-'reliable Encyclopaedia of -Umull '