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THE INDKl'KN'DKNT 1HESS
is runnaiiKD kvk^^sati'kI'av morning.
O. O. PUOKETT, ) *..n??r?
M. PUOKETT, ) Editors.
Individuals, like nation*, fail in nothiny tchirh
they boldly attempt, when sustained by virtuous
jturposc, anddttenuiu'dresolution.?llesuv Cj.ay.
" Willing to praise, ytt ^ot-afraid to blame."
Terms?One Dollar a Year, in Advance.
ABBEVILLE C H.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1854.
Tub exercises of the Abbeville Mule Academy
will be resumed oh Monday, tlxo 18th September
* Reprieved. .
Gabiukl, the youngest of the three boys now
iu prison for the murder of Matiox, litis been
Court and Politics.
Ti'esdav, the 2Glli instant, commences the
extra session <if the Common I'leas Court at
ilud plaee. Wo would iiguin announce thai
Col. Kkooks will address the people on that
day. Col. (;.uti.isciton will also, wo ore informed,
speak he-re <<n the .same day.
Oi;u friends of (he Spartanburg h's/msx and
<>f the Atlanta ('iu.) lixftmimr, both excellent
sheets, will please accept our acknowledgments
for the regular reception of their tri weekly
issues. We wish for caeh ol' them all merited
Riiceess; and that is as much as wo ought to
\\ i.li for ourselves.
Tiie election for Town Com II, on Monday
last, resulted as follows : In!- '(. H. 11. Waim>
i.aw ; Wardens, A. AlX. ill-cm iks,
John Ilnkiuiit, and 11. W. I. This is (lie
"dry ticket," and was elcc . jclieve, with
little effort, an<l no excitement. Wo rejoice at
all such triumphs. The successful vindication
of the "dry" principle we desire to se<- here
and everywhere, now and evermore.
Health of Charleston.
Tiik epidemic in Charleston is still, though
not rapidly, on tho increase. The death* from
yellow fever reported v? Friday, the 8th inst.,
were ten ; Saturday and Sunday, twenty-seven;
and Monday, seventeen.
, From the 3d to the !>th of the present month,
ilici c were seventy-six deaths from the. j>r?vailV
ins? disease. Of these, fifty-nine were foreigners,
and sixteen from different Stales in the Union.
Apart from our sympathy for individual .suffering,
we regret deeply tho injury that will
accrue to the fall trade of our capital eily. AYe
hope, however, the fearful ravages of the pestilence
will soon be stayed, nud health and prosperity
again be vouchsafed.
The Charleston Gale.
ftftTJiu^hw and^F^'jilav. 7th and 8th ins!.,
It coinincnccd early in tho morning of Thursday,
and continued through that and the followingday.
The accounts of damages sustained
are truly appalling. Houses were unroofed?
soiuc blown down?and some washed down.
The shipping in the harbor suffered considerably.
The loss along the wharves alone is roughly
estimated at $250,000 or *:i<JO,OuU.
The ricc plantations in the vicinity suft'ered
ijicui-iv. ai is sam to nave l?ccii the severest
gale which hns occurred in lliat region einee
the memorable one of 18(11, and it is n remarkable
fact tlmt both commciiccd on the panic
day of the same month, at an interval of just
fifty years. There has been no loss of life reported
that we have seen.
Hon. J. L. Pjmicnr, of Charleston, who is a
native of this DUt.riet, addressed a meeting of
cilizens at .Calhoun's Mills, on Wednesday.of
itv"< weu?. uwma raiiroau meeting, having
the advancement of tlio Savannah River Valley
Railroad in view, and we arc told Mr. Pkttigeu
acquitted himself well on the occasion.?
Not knowing beforehand that such a meeting
was contemplated, had other circumstances al
Towed, of conrso wc could not attend. But we
feel nevertheless (as onr declarations in a previous
number testify) warm desires for the success
of the enterprise. It is not as speculative'
echcmcB for the purpose of profit to stockholders
merely that we desire the extension of
railroads. If that should be ono of the results,
certainly wo should by no means lament it.?
But mfliuly for the general and varied benefits
and conveniences realized by tlio whole community.
A railroad, such ns contemplated by
the "Savannah River Company, would confer
benefits on a large portion of the citizens of
this Piatrict which they do not now enjoy.
Neither were we present at the meeting held
atTLowbdsville, on the 2d instant, and no no
one Jias reported to us the doyigs, sayings and
, results of the same, wo appropriate the following
notice from the Anderson Advocate:?
lion. 1". 8. Brooks was present, and occuSied
-two hours in a politico-railroad speech,
neecbes were nlso made by (Jen. Harrison and
iiaj. Earle, of Anderson, and Mr. Thompson, of
Abbeville. There is a good feeling existing
among the people of LowndsvDJe and vicinity
on the subject of the building of the road. Wo
liave not ascertained the amount of stock subscribed
on Saturday, but learn that about thirty
thousands dollars bad already been subscribed
by tit at neighborhood, ana it is thought
that tiiagjpwonptiQn will be raised to fifty
-.vuouuvrj^wnru. \y eu clone for Lowndaville f"
J A Ikon tif& Ninety-Six Railroad.
We Uavo'tbonght^orsome tjtne past of fyring
< * ing the 8ubjcc^miktter?or this Important enterprise
prominently before Our readers. We
have noticed it from time to time, in a passing
. -way?have extracted occasional articles into
^he eolnrans of the Pratt, in regard to its
'claims, and published the able report of tb?
President of tlio Greenville and Columbia Rail
%t ' - .S '. ;.,->'^
'. -' * v. ... V tX-! -
than idle, it is coiisummate^lly?to talk of its
fiiiluro. Ami still our "mind's eye" is upon
some who would rejoice at its overthrow. We
not only do not envy lite feelings of such a man,
butwc unhesitatingly pronounce hiinnii enemy
to our beloved State.
Tli.. ..r ji.. in... 11:1.? i??1
-...v vvui|'iuuuii vi uiu imiu iu'u?i,
then, forces upon us the necessity of building
tlic Aiken and Ninety-Six H<>ad ns soon us possible.
The charter ought to be secured at once.
The times arc hard, it is true, hut every man
who can spare twenty dollars ought to nub
scribe the widow's mite, at least?one share?
to this great and indispensable enterprise. We
underhand the able presiding officer of the
Greenville and Columbia Railroad Company,
lion. T. C. I'mutix, made a very lucid and convincing
speech at a large meeting of the citizens
of Ninety-Six recently, and regret thai,
some of our friends there did not give us the
results of that meeting for publication. The
force of circumstances compels us to remain at
home much more than wo could wish, tosuperiiileinl
nml ui>I in llic publication of our |>;i] ?-!*,
or we should have attended ourself and reported
We lmve also understood lliat Mr. I'kki:in at
tciidvdalargciuculing.it Ivlgeliehl ('. II., on
Thursday, the 31st lilt.?Hint lie addressed the
citizens (here, that a subscription of ahoiit. seventy
thousand dollars was taken up, and (hat
(here is ft probability (hat the amount will be
increased to one hundred thousand. Mr. I'i:iikin
is certainly entitled to-tlic gratitude of the
entire Stale for the interest he is manifesting in
this hmdablo enterprise.
We shall pursue, the subject in our next.
The Dinnor at Whitehall.
Puilsvant to expressed intention, we were at
Whitehall on Thursday, the 7th instant, and
found much to gratify and little or naught, to
displease. The dinner was most abundant,
well prepared, handsomely served, and, as reporters
usually say of speeches, vrll rtCfii'fil.
There was onito a crowd of innV lonU
in attendance, whilst the scene was enlivened
and lighted 1 ?y a goodly iiumiIjoi- of fair faces
and bright eyes.
Candidates wore out in .strong array, all apparently
enjoying in anticipation the honors
and emoluments of promotion, if manifest good
humor and cheerfulness won? at all indicative.
That there is more pleasure in pursuit than in
possession, we have ventured in our school hoy
time to maintain, and .still holding to the "logma,
we sometimes regret that, inasmuch as some
never can possess, the pursuit is not perpetual
?that tlu-y are not always candidates.
The columns of the / W .show six candidates
for Legislative honors, and there is another
whose name docs not appear in our paper.?
There is therefore seven in all. Out of these
five arc to be elected. Two will therefore he
left at home. It is for the people to say which
live can be best spared I They are running a
quiet race?110 exciting questions upon the
tapis to develop fuss and fever. We cannot
snv that \vc rejoice always to witness quiet
. ? ... ?<? an nieiinaiion to
see a moving of llie waters now and then. It
is (he life of republicanism. When there ure
questions to he agitated, we like to sre thorn
stirred. lint we do not like to sec a spurious
article manufactured for the occasion. Humbug
hoLhies and unprincipled dciungoguit-iu we
most heartily detest. At present there is no
question before the people in IhisStutc in which
individually we feel much interest. Some re
forms wo believe are needed, but we rest assured
that time will eventually work out the
things which are right, and we apprehend that
the country will not RiiflW n m-.-nt .i--.ni i...
wailing a while. The electoral, military, penitentiary,
und others, are all questions of more
or less interest to the people; lint rising far
above all in importance is that of popular education.
We shall never lose sight of this?
never cease to urge its importance until the genius
of learning shall have expanded the soul
of every white man to the dimensions of an
intelligent freeman's. "Educate the masses,"
is the first article of our political confession.?
t< *1 -? ' "
IV iv mv V-UIIivr-Biuuc OI IIIC republican ICtlipIC,
tlic dislodgment of which tlic surges of fanaticism
never can effect.
But we are awa}' from the dinner and iU
more immediate associations.
Col. Darlington addressed the democracy in
the forenoon, lie is an excellent speaker, and
were lie less contracted in his political views,
Col. Biiooks might consider it another feather
in his plume to defeat him. As it is, however,
heconteuds against fearful odds,. He is run
ning against the bead winds of popular sentiment
in regard to more than one question of
national politics, besides tho personal popularity
and tested ability of tho present incumbent
Mr. Garlixgtox made as pretty a speech as
could have been made out of the materials
at hand and to tho style lie adopted^ The
materials were rather scanty and miserably
worn. Tho cry of disunion and wolf
lias been rung till it has few terrors and
no charms. One had as well undertake to secure
his election by treating in cake# and playing
a banjo, as by dcnounAftg so vehemently
tho very body of which ho seeks to bo a momber.
Tho speech was a brief roviow of the
acts of tho Government for the last quarter of
a century, and a denunciation of most of tho
same, lie could see nothing in tho past to re
jujco his ncart or kindle emotions of hope for ,
the fatnre. But most of oar reader* have already
heard, or will hear, Mr. OAatraaTdlr, nnd 1
it would bo unnecessary, oven if memory served
us, to attempt n synopsis of his speech on this j
At half-past one ia the evening Col. Bbooks, 1
though laboring under much exhaustion from a 1
! severe attack of cholera morbus the preceding j
1 night, took the stand, and in a speech of two |
hours sketched the history of tho prominent i
mm<n?*- " ~
iu? iu?t aeaaion.ol (Jongreet, and 1
triumphantly,vindicated IiU eouw thereupon, j
Tho principal objeotion to the Nebnuka-Kaaaa* \
bill?-it* Alleged,' establishment of 1iqa*ttfr 1
Rorereipjnty"?-he tuuvrered, it soemod to ua, bo- )
(or* and writer?, ho was severely ?area*tie,-+ J <
: " . u^vT ' ^...k
lie denlt with thorn as though he were neither
handling edged tools nor hot irons. It is well,
perhaps, when u man is called upon to defend
himself at all, for him to demolish the assailant
with as few shots n< possible?especially when ,
there is no prospect of "conquering a peace." ,
lie submitted that charges of defection to one's
own section ngaiusl a man having thousands in |
her soil and institutions?tied to her by every j I
bond of interest which exists?came with a bad I
grace from those who, in case <>f tire <>r other i
danger, could deposit their all in a cart and fly }
beyond the reach of harm iii a few hours.? j
We have a due regard for urn* professional ;
brethren, and usually when they are attacked
from outside the camp, are ready to consider
oursclf one of the family, and therefore aggrieved.
And answering as we might to the
description in point of "stock in trade"?a steel
pen and scis-sors?wo might have appropriated
personally a share of the custigation ; but wc
disliked to swallow such a potion, and concluded
to avoid it by maintaining that ours is not
a "third-rate paper," and that we have never
practiced law, physic, nor juvenile training! |
Hence not of that particular brain-It of the j
ailing .illli'icii in i>y me speaker. Allil llliv j
ingthus "separated oiirsclf iV??m dinners," wo!
enjoyed this portion of his speech no less than j
oilier portions. Tlio.sc editors who, like the j
wolf in the fable, \tiElird to slay, hut had no
excuse, can now show their teeth, brandish
I hoi r strordr., and rush to tlio glorious effusion
The attempt to produce the impression that
Col. liitooKs denies patriotism to povnty, or
ridicules inch becauce they are poor, is an unjust
misrepresentation, and Ihoso who undertake
l?y such shallow devices to uflTcul his re j
eh el ion will find themselves miserably deluded.
The people have heard him, and will hear
him ; and there are enough of them, fully
competent, to judge for themselves, who know
the motive:; which prompt to, and 1 he falsity of,
such charges, who appreciate his honesty and
ability, to send him hack again by such a majority
?:> : hall lender opposition in the next,
election "beautifully less." We should not. fear
to .- take onr "cart load" on this prediction.
I ! "??? Tilt* I Vlil-'PP V in* vi* ni-tvw 1
Mmsrs. Julilors: 1 hope you will extend l<>
ui<: the use of a small hpai'o in your columns to
make a request, of one of I lie nsr papers in
our .Stale. Tlu: f'tiroUnimi, in commenting upon
t Ik- Taylor Spring discission i:i Uiehlaml,
between JI011. .Iui:x S. I'kkstox an?l (Jen*. Uamks
II. Ai'ams, oii the Klcetoral question, promise'!
to lay lieforc tlie people of .South Carolina the
speech of Mr. I'uk-.tox.
I liave no interest whatever in tlie elections
of Itiehhind 1 listrict, ami my only reason for
making this request is to learn the arguments
of Col. Pkkstox. As the question is om: of importance
to the people of (lie whole State, I tlo
hope the Caroliniitii will gratify the public l?v
a publication of the speech alludcd^!o; ami I
n."i,.c mem uiai It Will he reu.l'.i'f! h meat
interest ami pleasure.
[foiitiik im?i.i'ksi>i:nt im:k4s |
Ihor Sirs : In your hnh'/M u<h n! of the 2Cth
instant, 1 liavc received a call to enter I lie pros?
111 canvass for the Legislature. 1 express myself
fully sensible to this flattering announcement-,
ami it. is a fit occasion for me to suggest,
to "many voters''to urge upon their Representatives
n reformation in tho mode of electing
Coventor and Klcclors in South Carolina. The
Legislature, composed chiefly of politician?,
say these changed are unimportant ami not desirable.
11 is false?the wisdom auJ practice
of the whole country have pronounced it so.
This body is more inexorable and averse to
yielding these elections to tin- people, than was
Gkouck 111,'un<lcr similar circuiiiotance?. His
limited monarchy is more preferable and tolerable
than a half-handed democracy.
I commend you to press these changes, and
to Jtrest thfiu home. Urge them to have less
sectional discord in their political organizations
and councils. We are tired of the everlasting
cry of disunion, especially from those
who court and now hold high places under the
The hcrctical and fanatical doctrincsofSouth
Carolina on thia snhiuM f.?i> >.?
v?., ... VWV-1.1.Jtlirco
j'ears, have been repudiated 1?3* the judgment
of mankind, ar.d numbered with the
things that wore. "Requicscat in pace!" It
is time to learn lessons of instruction from the
teachings of tho past?to spit from our mouths
this treasonable spirit of hull, and like the cliil- '
drcn of Igraol, from the wilderness return with
increased devotion to our political inheritance.
If I have one patriotic emotion, it is that the
"stars and stripes" may forever wave over this
With these suggestions, and my ncknowlcdg
rnents to "many voters," I decline, as gracefully
ns possible, their repeated nnd honorable
mention of my nainc as a candidate for the <
Geo. It. McCALLA.
Fork, Abbeville, S. C., Aug. 20.
igjjm mi b ? ?i 1
A CrirxESB Woxder.?Earopcnns and Anier- '
icansaru very apt to consider the Chinese as |
barbarians, when compared with our own and .
other Christian nations. Yet we are constantly ,
meeting with facts in rolation to that singular ,
nannlo #1.-1.1.??- '
i?,..v, nuivu |>ui> w uiu uiusii an our vainglorious
boasting. What are our great canals
when compared with that extraordinary work ,
of art, the Imperial Canal of China, which was j
built by the Mongol Emperor, Kublai Khan, ]
and extends adistanco of more than 600 miles if ]
Great heights are tunnelled, lakes bridged, and ,
ttupencktas embankment* thrown over marshes '
una lojr ground to.afford it * passage. Unlike ,
our canals, i(? capacity is apt limited to small ,
boats, but large ships sail upon its water*, which (
are filled by mighty rivers, and serve not only
the^urpose of a commercial highway, but are
?wvr>?iu vigBCH 01 irrigation iqd 5
inM-iu^.tWrwd^^vMIablo far cultira- ,
lion mnoh land wbioh wonld otfierwUo ho xuo- I
?" - Th^lua jMW bcen pronoiniQcd byEuro- ]
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. NEWS ITEMS.
Bank Faii.uuk.?Tho Farmer's and Merchant's 1
Hank of Memphis, suspended operations on the j
i2d nit. <
Prkhbytkbiam Hoard ok Foiieiqn Missions.? <
1'l.e advance of this Hoard from tho first to tho ,
seventeenth year is from ?15,000 to ?171,000. |
The Ohio ami Mississippi Railway Company i ]
ItaVi! UCCIUVU iw UIII If I 11 IfllCV tMI t'ltru MIIC UI
their truck tlic whole lcnglith of their road. (
In Philadelphia on Monday, a negro was com- <
mittcd to jiiil l>y the Mayor, charged wilh linving
committed murder 17 years ago.
The steamer Timoar exploded at Jefferson :
City killing 20 and wounding 15 persons. The '
vessel is a total wreek.
The treaty lietweeu the United States and
the Netherlands, is very advantageous to us.
It. provides for I ho recognition o! American
Consuls in Dutch ports.
It. is stated that the Ohio and Mississippi
Kail Uoad Company have ordered a locomotive i
to lie constructed, which shall be propelled l?y
hot air, on an entirely new principle.
The Massachusetts Legislature at its last session
appropriated funds to the New England j
l\;mnlc Medical College, located in Boston, to j
pay the tuition of forty students annually for
N<> I'oucF.nv.?A man was recently tried for
forircrv in Ireland, l.ut it turned out that lie
had forged the signature of si niiin who eouhl
neii her read nor write, wliieh tin- judge tilled
was no lorgory at all.
II. is stated that the election of llic lion. -I.
<'. liolilin, as I * ni I <->1 Slates Senator from North
Carolina, hasheen definitely nrrnnged, aii'l thai
Mr. Mnllory, of h'lorida, will succeed hiin as
head of the Navy iJepartmont.
Col. .1. Watson Wehh, who is now in Knj?land,
writes to the New-York fj<?trt<r ?fc h'iii/uerrr,
Hint in three mont hs or before Christmas,
wheat will have fallen from r#i> to less than -15
shillings per quarter.
Ni:wsi'.\i'i:?h in 0.wii\?The comiti:inder-iuchief
of the Turkish "allies" lias issued orders
thai a commissariat ration sha;I he issued to the '
correspondent of the London Times, and forage j
to his horse !
For the transportation irlone of the mails, j
compensation of |Hbliiiii.sU'rM, $2,000,000. The
whole expense <if (lie 1 >eparlniout for the next
fiscal year is estimated at $St:>l<.),ooo ; and an
anticipated deficiency of $2,:> 1-1,101 is provided
On Monday liisl, Mr. Pike, of the Floy, Paris.
Ky., who was I lien in Lcxinjrlon, was assault cil
liyn man named I'lournoy, a relative of Matthew
W n til. 1'ike, a lew days lie fore, had mentioned
that. " Ward, the murderer," had pas.ied through,
on his way to l?luc Licks, and licnco the assault.
A voting man who arrived at Camhiiduo, CJuer:-ey
county, Ohio, from Wheelinji, Va., and resjisistercd
his name at the hotel as " IJev. W. Jtcrnard,
Daueville, Va.," was found on the evenintr
of thi' 17th, in tins yard of the hole), with his
iiirojiLcut m> iimi 110 Uicil in 11 lew hours.
Tiie Ahtestan Wei.i.?Tlio tnhini; has now
I icon let ?lo\vn t<> ? >le|>th of 1,2(1(1 feei?tlic total
do|>t!i of tin: borings exceeding tlmt slightly.
Tin: borer now rests in hard sun.I stone rock,
which lias already been penetrated, with creat
dilllculty, to the extent of twenty-three feet.
[C/ftrhilon Courit r.
Tin* Washington Oily Postmaster having removed
a clerk in his oilice for being a Know
Nothing, the Mayor of Washington has removed
live niemhcrsof the Auxiliary Guar.l, for being
opposed to the Know Nothings. So the accounts
The number < f (Jernuvi emigrants \cho cmharked
at Antwerp during the first six months
of the present year, amounted to IS,80(5, lieing
more than in the whole of last year. From the
isi. <ii .uiiy, iw,in>;? p>\veite< emigrated, being 1
in ;:00 of the wholj population of Unit country.
The Munich journals statu Unit there is at
llaselmoor, in Iiavaria, a ma mi factory, where a
si?rt of pent is made which pos-esscs all the
ipialilie.'- of coal, and is used by the engines on
several of the railways in that eonntrv. This
inantifactory last year supplied ten millions of
cubic feet of the fuel.
Rsc.wi: ok Si.avi:-.?The Parlccrsliurg News
publi.-hes the nuinher ami value of the slaves
that have cscapeil from Wood county, Virginia,
for the last IS or til) years, together with the
names of owners, as ascertained l>y the Com
niissioner of the Revenue in his recent assessment.
The number that absconded is 211?
valued at $131,2110.
Since tlie pay of tlic non-coiniuiesioned officers
audjpi-ivatcs has boon raised, it is stated
tlierc is quite a rush to uuiist. The number of
applicants is unprecedented. TIio pay of the !
dragoons is the best in the world ; and it is an ,
ngrccnblo nnd pleasant scrvice, full of interest
ami ndventure, affording a lino chanco to 6ec
Licknse Question in Tkxas.?The question
of granting liccnso to retail spirituous liquors I
was voted upon by the people of Texas, on <
Monday the 7th. As far as heard from the t
vote is very decidedly against lieense. Iti Mar- i
shall, Jcffer.--.on, Nacogdoches, nnd other towns, <
the vote against lieense was very large.
Salk Day.?Junney's Hotel was sold at public j
auction yesterday for the sum of $37,000. W.
S. Goodwyn, esq, was the purchaser. March
it Sharp, Auctioneers. t
Seventeen town lot", belomrintr to an Mtnirv
were sold for $f,G51.
Three lots were 80IJ for $2,200. Messrs.
Allen it l'hillip*, Auctioneers.?Carolinian. I
A locomotive on the Coluindua and Eric Rail
ltond, in Ohio, lately performed a feat of run- ,
ning two hundred nnd sixty-five miles with but
a Hinglo tender of wood. This fact shows to 8
what an extent the saving in the mere article t
of fuel, in the hands of prudent and skilful c:.- c
ginccra, combined with the use of good engine?, !
can bo mado to lessen the expenses of running
rail roads. t
a letter from Miss Frcdrika Bremer, dated 1
(it Stockholm, is published in the National In- (
tolligenocr, proposing that tho association of c
shristian woincn, formed in various places of g
the enrtli, should form a Peace Allianon, looking
to a union of all denominations and nations, '
whereby penco and good feeling may be mado c
lasting, and war forevor after averted. a
" Thero is," says a Boston paper, " a very cu- ^
rious and ingenious safety money drawer, which fi
is .to screw up under xthe countor, and has no 3
lock, but as suro as a roguo touches it, an alarm a
!H3ii rings, anu Jie is gind to escnpo; ^'ot it opens j
to the right one with ease and without noise. ^
Eliere are two hundrod kinds of these tills, j
made with a difference, so that it would take .i
in aaroit thief all his lifetime to find out how ,i
x) rob them. ' g
B*it?h Diplomacy.?General O'Donnel the *j
Spanish republican leader, i? said to have be<(n 41
>hc WMV ? tlfO BWIJ Of- JjCTu 'flowaiD, tao ,
arUi^eny,^^ afl^to^hy^roa^ed^fecvo^ q|-' 8
KeSVtho revoH :
reaspns thertWr A
At a reeeut meeting of one of the French agricultural
societies, n curious fact was related. :
\ fftriner (tuck a pen in n potato, niul planted
Litem together, in March last. The pea pro- ft
luccd a slock which was covercd wit pods, nnd Ci
the potuto gave eleven healthy roots. The farm- li
?r is <?f opinion that by this system it is possi- f<
!>le not'only to obtain a two-fold crop, but to S
prevent the malady to potato*. C
The Loudon Timer., in the course of a recent ?
editorial review of the various naval iiivii?i<ma "
I'lirontclcd in tlic world's history, admits that 11
"Tlic success of llic British forcc tliat dashed v
up Ihe l'otomuc, landed, and nfter u quick c,
march, destroyed Washington, and tlicn us \
speedily boat a retreat. eiu? hardly bo coiisid- )
ured uii affair of legitimate warfare, being little 11
more than a piratical and fruitless surprise on "
un unarmed and unsuspecting population."
This is a noteworthy confession.
Tlic following is given as I lie cost per mile of <'
several imporlrut railroads: Western, (Muss.) t
?01,250; Uoston and Worcester, $70.2;>1 ; New I
York and New llaven, $81,011; New Haven r
and llartford, $51,850; New York Central, $07,- >
181 ; Hudson Hiver, $81,812; Camden and Am- <_
boy, $<>0,570; rennsylvnnia Central, $51,400; ?
Baltimore and Olii<>, $51,202; Michigan Cen- t
tral, $:}5,057 ; Cincinnati, llnmilton and Dayton,
ftu h->7 l.!iiIn fcni.ar.o* Mi,.I.I,
Southern and Northern Iiidiannu Knil ltuads, t
$*23,800; Cleveland und Toledo, ?25,000. I
I'ukvkntivk to Yi:i.i.ow Fkvkr.?A cor res- '
poudent in the Charleston Courier, "Wanderer,"
fives the following:
One-<|uai tcr ounce of copperas?, powdered; j
onc-<(iiarler ounce of charcoal, powdered?to
he mixed together and curried uhout your person.
The nhove is a simple, l>ut certain antidote to
vol low fever, and, if adhered to from this date ,
hy a majority of the citizens, yellow fever will
have disappeared from Charleston, or any other
city that is ntllieted hy it in '20 days. Try it :
and t!i oujands are saved.
Sincui.ak l)is?:[.osuiiK.?A surgeon in the Uni- '
ted States army recently desired to know the
most common causu of enlistment. By per- j
mission of the captain, in a company containing |
tifty-tivo, the writer pledged never to disclose
the name of oiiiccr or private, except us a physieal
or metaphysical fact, the true history was
obtained of every man. On investigation,-it
appeared thaL nine-tenths en I i.stc?l on aceount
of some female difficulty, thirteen of them had
changed their names, and forty-three were
drunk, or partially so, at the time of their eit
listuicut. .Most them were men of line talents
and learning, and had onee been in elevated
posit ions in life. Four had licen lawyers,
three doctors, and two ministers.
A Dani-inc I'aiitv i:uoki:\ ri*.?The South Alahamiau
of the 5th iusl., published at Greenville,
says : ?
" The youthful portion of our citizens, ladies
and irenlIriuen, had assembled on Tuesday night
at Mr. Hullinu's Hotel, to mingle in tiie gay
pleasures of the dance, when cver\ thing for an |
hour or two passed oif as the most devout.
pleasure seeker could desire. At llii.s juncture, 1
anil as it. wns then thought very unaccountably, j
several of the vuiupatiy paled ami left violently ,
sick, ami what was before a scene of unalloyed
enjoyment was converted into one of anxiety 1
and terror. It was discovered that some black- !
hearted tieml had drugged the water in the pail
from which the company was supplied. Fortunately
no ill consequences resulted further i
than prematurely breaking up the parly."
Ax IxcwEvr.?We have the following state- j
men I from an nut hortit.*1 live source. Some weeks I
ago, a vessel sailed from Turk's Island, hotiml
to Boston, with a cargo of salt. During the I
voyage, the master, u very stout man, died, and
the mate, his sou, desiring to bring his
body to Hoslon for Christian burial, and deem- '
iug that salt wns a preservative from corrup- j
(ion, dug a hole in the cargo several feet docp, <
placed the dead body of his father within, and
covercd it up. Upon the arrival of the vessel
at. this port, the body was found to be in a state
of decomposition, and was with dillieulty
burild. l'|>on the representation of the owners,
the custom house authorities took off the
duty on tho salt, it being the uilcntion of the
owners 10 sell it lor manure.?JSoxlon Traveller.
A Ukmeky for Yki.i.o\v Fever.?\V?> find tlie
subjoined important communication from Dr. .
Wildman, of Savannah, in (he Gcorqiau. '
Mtxxrx. Kill lor* :?<<eiitlcmcn: 1 notice in .
your paper <>f tliis morning, an allusion to the
"Miniated Tineturc of Iron," as a remedy in 1
eases of " Yellow Fever." Several
reasons, which I cannot now enntnor- '
ate, have prevented me from hitherto giving
this remedy publicity through the columns of .
the city papers. Feeling however, that it is
my " duty to placo this new mode of treatment
before the public," I beg to publish the follow- t
itig facts in connection with it:
1. I have treated over one hundred and fifty
oases of Yellow Favor siuce '21st tilt., and of
that number not ono has died wlio commenced
this remedy priort:> "Mack Vomit." And,
2. Sinco 21st ultI have not administered Jioc (
loses of any other medicine. I
I give the Tincture in doses varjing from
iO to 60 drops every two hours in a tublesnoon.
ul of walcr for adults; and snaller doses for 1<
shildren. The cure is generally perfected in n
Jirce days. This preparation of Jron acts by u
ncdicnting tlic blood and exerting its styptic
jualities upon the coats of the stoiuach. J,
1 would respectfully call the attention of the o
medical profession to this preparation of Iron, V
is an invaluable remedy in Yellow Fever.
I am yours, respectfully, V
September 2, 1864. 1\ IL Wilbmax. l(
. izaz w
Abhrville, Sept. 13.?Cotton ranges from C
> to 84. ic
CoLl'mma, Sent. 18. The pnllnn ? ??
nthor nioro settled yesterday, with prices
toady and uniform. ] 00 bales were sold, at C _
c 8J cents for inferior to good middling old 'I
:otton, and 8| to 9? for new.
VALUED TESTIMONY. A citizen of Hal- |
imore, well known and highly respected, (Wm. J
L Tliumlcrt,) say# of STABLEIVS ANODYNE ?
JIIERRY EXPECTORANT, that it cured bim 11
if a threatened Consumption of six months p,
tending. If persons generally, while snffoiing
rom Coughs, Colds, and other slight diseases
>f the lungs and throat, would regard them as _
i " threatened Consumption." and aDolv an of
Icient remedy at one*, thero would be far lew .
ability from this foil disease than at present. X
tablets Anodyne Cherry Expectorant is confi- f?
ontly reeorainonded in all ?Ueh cages, as it rare- _j
y fails to care, and always gives comfort and
elief to; the - snfferer. fiTABLERB- DIAIt- ^
I IKEA CORDIAL is an excellent remedy for ft
iseases of the bowols, and is also offered to ,
be public, with all confidence Ih 'its merit*.'
ee descriptive pamphlet* to "be hud (rratfeof T
eaob, ?^y ^ ^
J?ne 17 6 tf! \
O MUTUARY. v
DIED,-?At tlio.rcsidcnco of liis father, ncnr
linety-Six, on the morning of tho 8th instant,
iEOllQE AV. CALllOUfT in H.-?
is ago. The deceased had been engaged for a
5\v years past in mercantile pursuitoat Ninety ix.
lie wits a member of tlic Siloaui Baptist
ihurch, having been baptised there, July 29th,
819. His sickness was long and severe?bong
confined to his bed for nine week!", by that
uiliguanl disease, called slow fever. Yet> notrithstnnding
this, those who attended him cononslautly,
licafd not a murmur escape his lips,
tud although his temporal alToirs were somewhat
complicated, they seemed to have Ho placc
ii his thoughts. lie spake not of them; but
ibscrvcd tothe writer some time before his death
luit he had often endeavored to compose his
itind and place his thoughts on Heavenly ?
liing". When* risked if ho was prepared for
leatli, ho replied, "I think I aiu." lie was buicd
at his church, after funeral services had
icon performed by 13. F. Corley, who preached C
L sermon ndnnt?wl .? !
,?? >i>n wcu^iuii, irom llicj
voids " For tu me to live is Christ, to die is?
tain." Showing how beautifully the life of the
leeeascd illustrated the first proposition of tho
ext, tlien the happy results of such jilife.
Seldom have we seen a deeper impression*.iiade
upon a community by the fall of anyone,
linn by that of our young brother. The'Wi.or
would not airy nnother word in regard* to *
jrotlier O.j.yci'o it notvicll known in. t^is comliunity,
tll$Vhis christian character was &TCo>- - t
jether extraordinary ; and that very few cxmrr- '
iles so much deserve to be licld up for imituion
lie lowd (JoiFs haute, For the first two yonr.i
ifter ho joined the church, the writer observed " .
that he was absent but two days?on one of .
Lliose, lie was in bed; on the other, he was from . *
liotne?although Ills church meets two Sabbaths
in each month; attending 22 Sabbaths out of
>4. lie was found among the few wlio met on
inclement days. AVe have known hint to come ,
lo Coil's house through rain, through sleet and
through snow?when Coil did not prevent him,
lie war. there.
lie lounl ffotVti ca'txe. lie contributed libcr,.,..,11.
i.. ? ? " -
iu mi: 5h|i|i?i-loi uio ministry?the expenses
of the church and tlic benevolent insti-'
tutions of tlu; day. e tlid it cheerfully, punctually,
mid from principle.
He loved God's trord. Two years ago, the wri
tor had occasion to stop into his store, late at
night, and found hitu reading the Bible?oftmi
have wc seen his Bible upon his counter?
often has the <piostioa been asked Who had
the IJiblc here? " -\1I were ready to answer,
lie lured his ]invents. Oftfcn visited them?
sought their counsel and advice?exhibiting a
bountiful contrast to^Lhosc youths who long to
throw olf paternal restraint, even before they
nrc grown. Ho had a deep affcction for" his
mother, an 1 shared this<in his attention.,' to,
und in his respect for her.* '
All loved hint, lie had uo enomics. - As we
returned from his grave, a gentleman who hnd ,
been long and intimately ncjaninted with him,
?aid, " I believe he is tl J firat mnn f ever knew
,i:? ?...i t * -
miu u'iivu no <-iioiiiiC3 uclui)i4." Ail ni^cil
brother hearing this rcmnrfc, snid, "I never
knew liim to have a difficulty, much loss nil en 2iuy."
Yet, lie wiiii mild, gentle" timid, and
unassuming, an<l seemed unconscious of the noble
clement* of elinraoter which ho possessed.
His death lias blasted the fondest Iionca of his
iged parents, who deeply feel their loss. He
ias left brothers, sisters, and a large connection
lo weep over his full; but all have ft welljrounded
hope that he rests in a land far more
jright and lovely than Mils. - ??
Well done good and faithful servant-. Rest,
irotlier from all thy toils?from nil thy labors
?thy works will follow tliee. Ii. F. 0.
Sept 12, 1854.
Abbeville Banner and Southern Baptist will
)leasc copy. * %
Attention Calltouu Troop!
Y"OU are hereby ordered to attend your nnra<lc
nt Greenwood, on (]io first Saturday
it October. A full nttcndnncc is requested, as
liero will be an Klcction for first nud sccond
?icutcnnnts. Tliosc persons wbo liavo given
lotioc of resignation, nnd wliose time has ex ircd,
\\'i 11 be required to present Certificates
>f tliQir Memberships in othpr Companies, as
iho law is very positive on that head; also,
,liey arc repuestcd to return tlioir Swords and
lolstcrs. Bv ordi-r-ftf
" ' PERRYMAX, Copt.
Sept 10, 1851. U-19 h It
'** Abbeville Banner pleaso copy.
Sheriffs Sallys. " BY
virt-un of sundry writ* of Fieri Facins,
to nie directed, I will .sell At .Abbcvillo
Jourt yoiise, on'.tlio first Monday in OOTOtElt
najt? ' r - One
house and lollrrtbo village of Abbeville,
ontaining ouc acre moro or luso, bounded by
its of Charles Dendy aud others; levied on
s the property of Al. L. Pope, ada. B. L. Poaov
SCO acres of land more or less,- bounded by*
, F. Lyon, Mrs. Wideman. and others; levied
n nstfie property of John Lyon nda. G. W. oud
i. B. Brunnon, and others.
200 acres of land more or less, bounded by
niliarii Ware, "William T. Jones and others;
ivied on as tho property of James Kilinggortli,
ads. John Smith.
400 acres of land n)o*w|8s^ bounded by
harles Dandy, William WHArton and others ; ?
ivied on ns the property of WilliaagS, Aaaleyr 4
fls. Ilenry Atkins and others u?:,
Terms cash. S. A. HOD6E^.Ajf. -fK
Sheriff's Office, Sept. 14> 1864.
Sept. 14, 1854 10 yjjgfc' '- r *
divce Likely Wefro^pTiai)^'
A Young Woman and her.tfeqCJhildroii,
r>ELONGINQ tb the ot ih&a&jjWill13
iotn Morrison, trfll be'Mid'AbbWfflo C,
on salo day in OctobeY'aexfc. Aia^JoiiFV,
?Wo'Wugon. ^ * s|?v . "? . ,
Teritw.?A credit of: Eleven jaootu*, qjf'tiiis ? *<
arehawr gi.lng S
Aug- 81,1864. i-18 "
Bagging jtope ,1
L GOOD Sappiy of BAQOtNj&r- EOPE nnd ..
1 TWINE, just; Receitod *n<l for Snlo law,