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EBY BEQUEST-j FXTRACTS frew the Minutes of the dae1Bapis Asocidaion, consvened og Cunk, VEdge ld Distria, . c., ae 11th, Septem r, 1841. " The Delegates of the Churches assem bled in the Meeting House, at 10 o'clock, A. 3., on Saturday. and were called to order by the Moderator. Elected the brethren W. B. Johnson, Moderator; John Hluiet, Clerk; and R. o. Mays, Treasurer. "On motion of brother M. M. Abney; Reaohed, That the thanks of this body are due, to Almighty God, for the blessings which he has conferred on most of the Charches, that compose this body, during the past year; that, the state of those Churches, which have not been partak ers in these blessings, be a subject of spe. cial prayer; and that the Moderator lead in these exercises ofthanksgiving and pray. yet. Whereupon, Lthe Moderator imme diately engaged in these duties. "Brother J. Culpepper, Agent of the Furman Institution, addressed the Asso ciation at some length on the objects of his Mission; to which the Mioderator added some remarks, explanatry on the same subject. Whereupon, the following pre amble and resolution were unanimously adopted: "Whereas brother J. Culpepper, Agent of the Board of Trustees of the Furman in stitution, has made to this body some ion portant statements, in reference.to the I n stitution and his agency; Resolred, That we are much gratified with the prospects (if the Institution and recommend that brother C. be affectionately received by our bre thren and others, friendly to benevolent ex ertions, andaliberally ststained in his eiforts for collections, in aid of " This school of -the Prophets.'' "The Committee on Su2gestions and Queries, from the Churches, Report: That they have had under considerationtthe re spective subjects, embraced in theletters from the C'nurches, and now ofer their Report: 1. That they cordially approve of the suggestion from the Edgefield Vil tage Baptist Church, in which it is propos ed, that eight Missionaries be employed by the Domestic Mission Board, for 2 months in the year, to travel and preach through the'Churchesof thirbody. and recommend its adoption by the Association. 2, That they have duly considered the subject of imparting Religious instruction to the color ed people within our bounds, as suggested byuhhe Church of Little Stephens' Creek; ana recommend, that the Churches and Ministers of the Association, be requested to take measures for giving oral instruc sio., from the Scriptures o. truth, on the Lords Day, on which they assemble for Religious service, to the coloured popula tion. They further recommend, that where conveniences may not now be provided for the accommodation of these people, in tihe Neetin; Housesofthe Churches, that such convenences may be supplied with allcon vemient despatch: They recommend also, that it be recommended to the ownars of servants, that they also impart Religious instruction to them at home, at stated and convenient seasons. 3. That on the Query Dom the Salem Church; ". Is it consistent Goselnair fr a Careisuhndi e .'i'iane who isi bitual practice of engaging in the common party playsof the day ?" 'They recommend she answer to be in the negative. Wo. B. JOHNSON, Chaira . " The whole report was concurred in; and that portion of it which relates to the subject of the query rrom the Salem Church, was ordered to be embodied in a circular, to be published with the minutes of the present year, and the M'oderatur re quested to prepare the letter. -"The Donaestic Missionary Board made the following Report: That finding their means inadequate to the paymnent'of a Mis sionary for a year's service, they adopted the plan of appoinuing four M~issionaries for twof months, at $25 00 each, per mouth. The working of this plan has been most happily blessed. In their Missionary tour, these bret'oren have gone two and two, in conformity with our Lord's example. With several of the Churches they have preach ed a week, and in some places have been detained for a greater length of time. The reports or the letters from thme Churches wil furnish proof of the wisdoum of the plan. and the blessing orGod upon it. Thie Board recommend, therefore, he~co~nt iinmanmce nod' enlargement of this plan, by the r~ppoint: meat of eight Missionaries instead or four, for two months in the year; as, by this air rangement, all the Churches can be vis-im ed, and enjoy time labors of tihe brethren for several days together; and at a sena'n of the year too, at which leisure is aflianded to the citizens generally, to attetnd Pro tracted Meetings. "The Moderator, as the Denlegate or this iody to the Triennial Missionary Con vention, and other General lnastitution~s of the Baptist Denominmation, that asmeamblekd in Baltimore. in A pril Iast, gave n full statie ment of the proceedings of thmose bodies, itn relation to the difficulties growing out or the doings of Abolitionists or our order: Whereupon, on motion of brother J1. M1. Chiles, the following Preamble and Reso lutions were unanimously adopted - " Whereas, 'it hath pleased Almighty God, to incline time heartsof the memrbers of the Triennial Missionary Convention, and the othmer General Institutionas or the Bap tist Denomination at their meeting in A pril last, so to adjust the difficulty, growing out of the conduct of some Almolitiomiets, mnem bers of that body, as to remove thme danger of a separation or time Northernm and South era Churches, embraced in the!Convention, and thme other General Institutions of our or der: Resolred, "1. That, our thanks arc due and here by expressed, to Almighty God, for his gra eious interposition in bringing about the adjustment of the difficulty in the Scrip. tural brotherly manner adopted. "2. T'hat our thanks are hereby given to our Delegate to thme Convention and Gen eral Institutions of our Denomination, for his efforts in bringing about the adjustment. "3. That: we are encouraged tocontinue our prayers and contribjution~s in the cause of seadngthe Gospel to mime destitute in our own country, and to the distant heathen, ad recommend to our Churches not to be " The Committee on the State or itet- h gion, Report:-That the Spiritual condi- a tion of the Churches is much improved. u The labors of the Domestic lMissionaries a have been muchIblessed in reviving profes- a sors, so that a much more healthy action ft pervades the body of the Lord's people, I than did last year. The nett gain to the b Association is 325, but the amount of con- fi tributions for benevolent objects has much d declined. Thisjmay be owing to thelpecu- e niary pressure or the country. Seven Tem- c perance Societies are yet laboringfor the it reclaiming of sinful men from the pernici ous influence of the intoxicating draught. I Their energies, however, are not a little a weakened, ;by the continued practice of c some members of Churches,!and it is to be ' feared of soin Preachers of the Gospel, who distil their fruit into brandy, by which I the thirst for alcohol continues to be grati- 9 fied, and lie eternal salvation of their souls S end angered. Eight Benevolent Societies 8 continue theircourse of beneficent exertion, 1 whilst eighteen Ordained and nine Licens ed Preachers, are engaged in proclaiming 8 the glad tidings of salvation to perishing men. 1W. B. JOHNSON, Chairman. ciacuLAa. 0 The Edgrfield Buptist Associrion to the 3 Churches within her limgits:-Setdetk Christian Salutation. . Bnrovii BatHREN: C By a resolution in our Minutes, youowill see, that we have determined to resume our i former practice of addressing you in Circu- 1 lar Leiters; and, in the present one, re- 1 quest your attention to the grounds, on which our answer to the following Query from the Salem Church is predicated. Query:-[s it consistent with Gospel or der, that a Church shall hold in her fellow ship, a nemsber, who is in the .habitual practice of engaging in the party plays of the day? It is to be understood, that, by these pslays, are meant, Cards, Dice. Billiards, Ninepits. Draughts,Chess,Back Gammon, iorse Raci;;i, "awn iu3 iug, in its va- c rious forms, Dancinag parties, costly Enter tainmetbts fur carnal pleasure, the Theatre, I Circus, vain show s and such like amuse. .nents. it maust be admitted, that the Scripture does not, in so many teords, condemn these amusements. Their prohibition, if they are prohibited at all, must he learnt front the general principles and precepts of the word of God. To these must the ever va- I rying, ever multiplying inventions of men be brought for approval or rejection. s To ' the law and the testimony! If they not speak not according to this word, it is be cause there is no light in them." For, - All t Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, I for correction, for instruction in righteous ness. that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." It must, therefore, be a complete code of laws for the man of God, to which these plays tnay be safely brought, for ascertain ing their true character. The first general principle to which we' direct your attention on this subject. is thi - Ye are not your own. For yeare-boght with a price." The conclusion, dedelble from this principle, is wrought into the fo lowing q-neral precepts. "Therefore, Glo rify God in your body and in which areGtd'-..;-a ye iit or drink, or whatsoeveryje-f&k A tnq the glory of God. Give none offe neither to the Jeu s. nor to the Gentiles, nor to the Church of God." That is, throw no stumalin-; block in the way of the Jews, or Gentile,., or she members oftlne Church, by which they may fall. According to she getneral principale .just laid down, believers are recogmzed,. as the absolu:e property of God-a poaerty purchased at the inestim able laice uf the blood of God's own Son. The bodies anad souls of these believers are edeemedl, by this price, from the degrada tiona of sin anid the naiseries of hell. They are therefore bound to conform themselves in thhntght, in word, and itt action, not only to the teuler of the Divinte requrement, but also to tts spirit. Let us, now, bring these plays or amusefments, in t hese respects, "to the law and :he testimony." I. In reference to the thoughts. " Every thou;;ht is to he brought into captivity to she obedientce of Christ." Let us now ask ; Are any of ihiese plays ornamusements fit ted toa promteit tthesetnd ? Can there he one spairittual jthought chaerished 'in their enjoy. ment ? Can there he one holy affectiotn nouriahoed there ? C'an the love of God be encreasesd bay thsem!? Do tnot these amnuse etates 'erve, olaneehecontrary'. to render the thoeughts arnd aff~ctioans casraal, ;and to wea ken the hiorce of dlivine leave ina the soul ? And ina proapornion as they arc indeulged in; Are taut tthe Scriptunrees negde'cted ? Is not secret prayer restraisnedl, and ejaculatory prayer atbadonedl! Can the Christian, it these amtuseumemas, lift upa his heart with gratitude so God fur the paardean of his sins, ande for crasec to overcoe theta? Can Ihe pay "L'ed us tnot insto tempatation, deliver mue from all evil, and freom its appearance ?" No! Th'lis is imptlossibale. llencre theta are these plays condemnne laprohibaited :.y the la w and thec tesstmonty, foar they promote not the subject ion of every thought to the obedience at Christ, but the carnality and debaasemnt of shoe, all. They bring tao glory to God, but tend to tharow a stumlaling block in the way of thne Jews, the Gentiles, and the Church of God. 2. Not only is "every thought to be barought into captivity to the obedience of Christ :" But -our speech is to be always with grace. seasoaned with salt, that we may know how we are to answer every mana." l-'or, "no corrupt communication" is allowed, " to proceed "out'of our moutha, but that which is good to the use of edify ing, that it may mitnister grace unto dhe hearers." Al! " filthainess, foolish talking and jesting are forbidden." Let us ask agnin: Are any of these amusements cal culated to assist believers in attaining to such purity of specech as is hereby enjoined? Can they be imparovedl by the conversation at such plays ina the best modes of speecht to edify souls1' Are they in these places schooled in the best language for minais tering grace to their hearers ? Suppose that, at the close of one of thosefamuse ments, a professor should attempt to admon ish the company of their sins, and exhort thetm .to repent and turn from the error of their ways? Would not the terms falter upon his lips, and the unavailing effort extort the tauntin; reeroof: " Physician,L Dal tb .l" Suppose the same profesl ,r, re row big unsuccessful effort pon should attempt to repeat it pon bren, would not the consctous ass of own defection close bis lips, and irbid ' terance of the words that be ad ted? Let him repair to his ha itati= engage in the duties of the imily altar, could he read God's word with elight. cpki he lift up his voice in pray r with siisfaction I Could he retire to his let a 'ank God ror the opportunity or nprovift his speech in a spiritual manner, rhich l~had diligently employed ? Alh ! io. TlMould be impossible. If in these museubls, then, the Christian's speech aonot always with grace, ,eawned rias t on the contrary debased by in; th 1 these plays or amusements rohibiby Almighty God, because they ive y to Him, and tend to throw tumblint )locks, in the way of the Jews. ndfthe Gistiles, and the Church of God, iat the * ay fall. 3. sJters " are created in Christ Je us untolood works." Therefore, the iavior sitb, "Let your light so shine be re meorthat they may see your good rorks 0ory your Father who is in lea eActions are the true exponents f prin ' Therefore saith Christ: " If e lo I Ne. keep my commandments." kood w-ts have the word of God ror their ule, t iv; Iof God for their motive, and he gloof God for their end. Can any man fitlkln the whole word of God, a rule )r any Tthese p'ays? Can he discover bat tis;Tove of God moves those who make, aWd those who engage in them, or hat, is ittending upon them, the love of iod, go1ss in the heart, or leaves a sweet avor upon the spirit, when they are over? oan ivethat the glory of God is in lay promoted by them? To test this, et usak Can these plays be introduced C clos4witlreuding the Scriptures, pray r or prlise to God's holy name? Is Je ovah's same mentioned by those in atiten lance ith respect or afectin ? Can they, n prepsn for thesegplays, retire to their losetsv,,od solemnly appeal to the search r of bgets for the purity uf their desire in oing ,..shem? Can they tell Him, that it s for hilgory. and pray to Ilim to enable he. Wact their parts well in the game, r at thamtdrment? This cannot be done. rhen atetbese plays, W.'.mn brought to the aw andtbe testimony, contrary bo'h to the etter aindspirit of God's Holy Word, and erefo a they prohibited, because they ive nat glory to God, but tend to throw tumblini blocks in the way of the Jews, and OhoGentiles, and the Church of God, hat they may fall. In adlclusion, we observe, Dear Bre hrenthat from the view of the subject, pre ented ihove, the plays mentioned at the tead tf ihis letter are inconsistent with hristilCharacter. That if a member of be Ch*rb shall engage in them, or attend ipont1 ; be ought to beaffiectionately ad nonisof his inconsistency, and if after lue . maintained, he shall persevere n sne~ course of conduct, he should be from the fellowship of the Church. ting has been delightfully bar and deeply interesting. ionately. Yours, JOHINSON, Moderator. Clerk. 15. s asma-Exte ct15 oa Redemp the Democratic candi Fat. N, tor, is.52 ahead in Belmont, )at saitli be 69 behind in-Harrison coun v. Ifis., be is defeated by 17 votes. *Jeferson county, reported to have given lr old Democratic majority, This se :ures a Senator and two Representatives -the latter two gain. Later.-A slip from the Union confirms the success in this district. in Coshocton, the whole Democratic icket elected, Meredith, Democrat, has tout 50)0 majority. Great gain over last ear, Washington county has given a Fcdecral iajority of 591. Nyc is beaten, therefore, sy about 300! Van liuren majority last year about 40 votes ini the district compo ted of Washington. Morgan and Perry! Ihis is glory enongh. Morgan county, which gave, laet year, >t 59 Democratic majotrit y no'v sweeps >wer the track with 20U! This has been the great battle (?) ground of the season. here Atius Nyc's -*sow andl pigs" nestled rr the State that for his, hungry and gaut irood of sqenking; banks. We may snfely act it down as certain ahat Nve isdecfeated, liagracedi, and severcly reb~ukced by his ronstituenuts for his iniquitons protje'ct of banking. What have those Whigs in inher parts of the State 10 say. who were Juped by his cunning! Where is the Jour al's possible predic:ions? The Aurora also says, that Perry, part f Nye's district, has given 71)3 Decmocrat ic majority. Oh! for these pet pigs. Wae have a most singular enigraving, from Cin - cinnati, representinag Nyc and his sow anal pigs and Board of Control! We almost died laughing. WVayne county had elected her whole Democtatic ticket by 8 or 901)! Richmond, the Berks of Ohio, by her usual majorily. The defeat of Nye, in his district. and the election of Mr. hartley in his, must be gall to the bankcrs. Old Celumbiana astoundls us-she has given says aslip from the Patriot otlice. from 7 to 800 Democratic majority! Last year Van Buren 50 majority. Well done old Columbimna. Where is the Palladi um. friend Morgan? Mr. Aten elected Senator, and Mr. Jenkits to the H-ouse. Kelley, Whig, is elected to the Hlouse from Cayahoga county, to says tho 11cr aId, samne as last year, Little Homes, the Thermopylae of Ohio, has gives 776!! majority for the Demo cratic ticket, so says the Farmer. Thus we have two Demaocratie members of the House from llilnims anal Tuscarawas. The Zanesville Aurora says that the Democrats have carracad Guernsy county. If so, a gnin of one Representative. The resut as fur as heard from wieth er tai nty. We give the returns, as far as ascertain ed with certainty. senators elected. Democrats. 8 Federalists. Representatives elected, Democrats. 33 Inderalista. 14 Fom the Kingston (U. C.) CAnmide. Attempt to destroy our War Steamers on Lake Erie.-We mentioned briefly in a recent number of this paper, a desperate attempt which was made on the morning of the 17th uIt., to destroy H. M. steam vessels Toronto and Mines, then lying at anchor at Chippewa. The following par ticulars may be relied on as strictly cor rect. At about 10 minutes before 3, A. M., the sentry on the forecastle of -he Toronto saw a light approaching the vessel, appa rently two or three hundred yards ahead. He hailed it twice, but received qo answer; he was in the act of calling the attention of the sergeant of the watch, when it ciplo ded with a tremendous noise, shaking the ship to her centre-and as it afterwards ap peared, breaking the windows in several houses on shore. As the smoke cleared away a boat was seen pulling with great swiftness toward Grand Island. She was immediately pursued by a boat from the Toronto, but without success. The next morning a cask was seen stick ing in the mud close to the bank near the spot where the explosion took place. On examination it was found to be full of pow der, ingeniously fitted into a kind of plot form to make it Boat steadily, and with a fuze half burnt, fixed in the bung-hole. To the cask were attached several fathoms of whale line, by which it must evidently have been connected with the one that ex pioded-and the use of which was no doubt to take across the bows of the vessel, so as to bring a cask on either side of her as they floated down with the btreanm. On the arrival ofCommodore Sandom, on the 23d ult., an inquiry by a board of magistrates took :.'a ce, and several deposi tions of parties v-re taken; the only cir cuistance of importance that was elicited, was, that on the same morning a farmer on Grand Island, in going round his fields, found four men lying asleep in a shanty, and a boat hauled up on the beach close by; the men were armed. and one of them lie knew to be from Buffalo, and an accom plice of the notorious Lett-who has since openly expressed his regret at the failure of the attempt. The barrel bore the mark of a brewery in Butialo, and contained up ward of 100 pounds of gunpowder. A musket shot was fired from the upper end ofNavy Island, at the Toronto's boat, as she passed in pursuit. The Cash System.-The Editors of the Augusta Chronicle 4- Sentinel have deter mined hereafter, to pursue a cash system, so far as relates to subscriptions to that paper. This, after all, is the only way in which the business of publishing newspa pers can be carried on succesfully, unless it is with those who print for glory and the good of their country and not for their bread and butter. Being among the latter claso, we adopted the cash system some months since with subscribers out of the city. and have yet had no cause to regret it. To he sure, when we commenced, we were obli. ged to erase many names from our books, among whom, no dotabt, there were sever al who were perfectly able to pay but as we did not know them, we could make no distinction, and therefore served the good and bad alike. We are sorry thus to have offended un intentionally many good subscribers who were able and willing to pay, but as they ijid not dAn. we had to ifaerswey did not wantato continue their subscription and we pursued a uniform course. Our number has since been more than made up, and our subscription list is constantly on the increase. We know now who our sub. scribers are, and can therefore depermd up on receiving a quid pro quo fomr our labor. We also ceased seniditng the pnper gratui tously toatny one, being determined to make our paper worth the subscriptiotn price as kedl for it. Those, therefore, who want it, have to pay for it, and those who do tnt, do not put us to nt needless expense. Ble sides, the ma~n who takes a paper without payitng for it, gives no proof that he appre ciates in and therefore pays its editor a ve ry pour cotnplimient. Our experienice teaches us that the cash system will have to be adopted by the corps generally, throughout the State, and the sooner they make op their minds to go into ii, the better for all concerned.-Sa vann~ahi Republican. Fromt the N. V'. le rald. Progress of the Great Counter Revolu tion-.More Vertoes.-The great counter revolutin which commenced on the acces sion of "Ca ptain Tyler" to t he Presidency. has been gointg on with prodigious force andI momentum amnong the people. In addition to the great changrs which have marked, with huge paws, the recent electionts in Vermont, Maine, and other Sta tes, we have to record a complete revo Itution in the politics of Maryland. The State contest just hehld there. has resulted itt the election of Thomas by a majority of nearly l1000-and this astonishinug result has been eff'ected in the face of the late revolutionary address, backed by M1r, Clay's proposal to mutilate te Constitu - tion, and cotncurred ini by the romp of the Whig party in Congress. A t this election the bank question, with its several affiliated meiasures of spoliation and plunder, were distinctly made the issue-and they have been vetoed by the people of Marylatnd by at large a:id thtumping majority. Acr ditng, therefore, to the choice logic of the revolutionary Whi2 rum, about 25.000U vo uer itt Maryland have become "traitors" anad "rentegaides"' to the agents of the Lont dun stockjobbers, who expected to get $I0,000,000 annually, out of the people of America in the shape of usurious interest. This singular-this curious-this re markable revolution is still in progress. This week the election takes place in Pennsylvania, and next month in New York. The same general ressult may be ex pected ini both States. The question of bank or no bank is now miade distinctly one of the most prominent issues, and the people are very rapidly and decisively re turnting their verdict atnd veto in the same breath. Democratie Iherrsy. -The New York Express, a leadling W'hig paper, ini an or tidle in wic'h they try to prove that the judiciary ought to be the President's cotn science in the exercise of the veto power, say wvith reference to Geti. Jackson's veto rire.---The followitg extracts from letters rd. ived in Charleston, bring the sad tidings that ae of the most,(nrishing towns in our State as been nearly destroyed by this devouring rmenta,ad that destrurtion, no doubt, accom ished by the villainou hand of incendiarism. obserer ofee. Gronorvow., Oct. 19, dI,4. The business part ofour Town is destroy. I by Fire, and by an incendiary. The ork was commenced at 6 o'clock last Pening at the residence ofi Mr. C. A. Ma. ill on ifie north t-ide of lay-si. At about I 'clock this morning she fiend put bis torch > the rear of Mr. Mlagill's Shop on the op. esiae side of the street and the consequence I awful. The prominent business part of he town is an ashes. G "t"Tgows. (8. C.) Oet, [0, Gentlenen :-Our town was visited with idreadful fire last night. supposed, anl I lave no doubt correctly, the work ofan in. endiary. The fire commenced near Mr. 3enjtmin King's wharf. All she buildings rom the narket to J.G. Hlennings & Co's eharf, are destroyed on the water side or he street. The principal sufferers are Est. W. Chapman. B. King, R. Frisbie, J. C. Porter, John Ralston. S. Kirton, Oaldwell le Lathers, G. C. & W. J. M-jnro, Jacob Wayne, J. Farrow & Son. C. A. Magill, 3. J. Cuttino, McKenzie. It is inposible-to say who are and who are not insured, nor -hat amount of loss, as all is confus;on to-day. You will be pleaser to learn that the Bank is in no way implicated. Yours, &c. Anmberextrac of a letter, enumerates he fo:lowing as the owners and occopiesof he houses burnt: Estate of Allston, occupied by W. Chap man; B. King.ocupied by Cuttino; King, 3ccu)ied by Frishie; MeNulty, occupied liy Kirton; Estate of Lathrop, two stores, occupied by Caldwell & Lathers; Estate of Trapier. two stores, occupied by K. C. Porter. and J. Rallston; store owned and ccupied by W. J. Munro; Estate of Tra pier, ocenapied by Rupert & Dickerson; store owned by Farrow, unoccupied; store owned and occupied by S. Farrow; two stores owned by estate of Shackelford ;one occupied by McKenzie, saddler. The sie. lor shop. where the fire commenced, owned by McNulty and occupied by C. A. McGill. The Bie Cause in Ricanad.-We are gratified to learn that the distribution of the Sacred Volume in this District. ba been as thorough and complete as its most ardent friendscould reasonably hope. Ev ery family has been -.isited, and everydes. titute one supplied, either by sale or gift. except two, its which either was refused. The agent for the country. was everywhere else most favorably received, Ile found 50 families entirely destitute, and, most sad and painful to relate-most disgrace. ful and mischievous, in a country like this -290 persons over 21 years of age, who conlel not read a word tn that volume, or anly other! Is not this enough to rouse both the christian and patriot-the friends alike of religion. of education, of public ia telligence, and of a free, and unperveted exercise of the right of suffrage-to acorn mon, united, and vigorouseffort toremedy this great public evil ?-SoutA Caroliniaa. From the esaabusrg Joamal. President Tylers' Instructions.-We Iook uImn the late instruction of the Presi lent to the lion. S. R. Ifoltbie' Acting Post Master General. respecting Political Editors of newspapers holding effices af Postmasters, as a candid and business like letter, Is speaks facts, which are of danily occurrence. We do not view these instructions at all as touching upon usur pa.tionl. The Post Ol~rce Department should he a thorough reform in the sman ngeent of mail conveyance and of mail regulation. As it is, the Department will be behaindl every year. Our Rail Rood, have plucked off a large amount of reve ntt.e; let ters are conveyed by passengers and aither wise, and utany persons tmake it more of a business to have their correspondence conveyed ibis way than through the Post Office, even men who would spurn the idea of not being considered mercehants of high standing. Whiat most be the feel ings of a Post Master, who has to spend hi' timne and labor through ditferent hour. of ithe night,. under the promises of an eqlual anal hionorable portion of the revenue to be dearived frotm this source. Can he give his timne and services for such vague aind uncertain promises, when hte can do a great deul better at some other business! Ifrom the Camden Joural. soL'tt ac A oLtYa coLU.t~ The regret which has been expressed in so manny quarters, at the resignation of Mr. Biarn well, as President of this Institution, is. we doaubt not, deeply and universally felt. The flaourishing state of the College during his aministration, inmediately sutccding too, as st didl, such a gloomy pe riod in its history, the place be bad gained inl the resp~ect andl atlections of the Ste dents, t he conlidenuce he had inspired in the pa;renits andl guardians, all speak a language not to be misunderstood; and we, in cons tmon with others, sympauhise in the loss which the State has. sustained. It is quite common among the great ma jority oif the cotmmunity to suppose that they have very little interest in the coa dlact or maniagcement of the College, unless they have either sons or wards which they arc edlucating, or intend to educate there.. Buot tht;s is a niistnken idea. The Soutb Cttrolina~ College is a public Irstitution the great fountain of learning, from which has. ctnanttaed, and from whbichu is still to be es pcesed the minds which are so entral r he State in ad its dertments, social and kecislattive. Thte young ment who are ed necated there, are to he dispersed through out the State. anal will give tone anal char acter to the public opinion of the corn mntwealal. The complexion which this ptzhiic aopitnin assinntcs, wvill greatly de pend upoan those whoa have the control of ste C llege, anal heuco, the Interest which every Carolittnan hats in the Judieious se lection of a presidling officer of an institu tiona of such tmighly influence.--the pro. vic of which is to mould thae principles anda characters of the men whn are to he ouar future governors ail nd aw-givers. l.'ecling as we do, a deep interest in the. sucecess ofthlii noblo institution, and clainer in-; the richtt. which ce.ry citizen ha ,ur "This heresy Was consilered as charac cristic or the arbitrary and despotic dispo- cc stiou of General Jackson; but it did not or wiginate with him. Like most all other in2 insound and heretical doctrines in this :Ountry, it came from Mr. lerierson." So the Whigs attribute to Mr. JetTerson ? sall the untsound and heretical political doc Irines in tiis country!" What staunch Democrats the Whigs are! It is a pity et they should so far forget themselves in their , pretensions to i)cmocracy. They should , be more careful not to show the cloven root of Federalism, if they would pass for 0 Democrats.- Erie (Pu.) Obserrer. P EDGEFIELD C. 11. THURSDAT. Oc'ruON. 2$. 1z-41 Texas Loan.-The N Y. Evening Post says 3 That General lamilton intends leaving Europe for this country during this rmnrrhl, bringing With hitn the proceeds of the Texas loan in gold. This must be glorious news to the holdess of Texas Bonds and Treasury Notes, and a spee dy advance in their prices may be anticipated. Rail Roads at .1 aran.-It is announced in the N. Y. paper, thiat the Comtitroller of that State I has advertised to sell rt Anction, on the third MIonday in April next, the Ithara and Owego, and the Catskill or Canajoharie Rail Roads, arid their appurtenances; default hnving been made in ipayment of the interest on the stock loaned by the State, to aid in their construction. ELECTIONS Penasyrania.-The Democratic papers elaism a majority for their candidate for Governor, of 22,000. It is notyet ascertained ilhe exact con plexion of the Legislature, but it is probable that it is Democratic. The Whigs acknowledge themselves badly beaten in this old Democratic State. Ohio.-By acenunts from this State, which we publish in another column, the Democrats have acted nobly. The Charlestan Mercury says: " in fisconsin, Dodre, (Dem.) is elected Delegate to Congress. by a large majority. "In the town elections in Conecticut the De mocrats have gained a great ascendency, lar. ing carrIed as far as returns have been received, about two thirds of the town,. 1 In New Jersey. the Democrats have gained 13 members of the Council and iouse of Re. presentatives, and parties will be nearly ba lanced. Last year the Whtigs had about three foorths of tihe whole. Indepedsent Treasury.-The Independent Treasury Law was in operation more than a year, and never was there a system that work ed so well. Even the Whips could not point to a single instance of mismanagement or loss under it. At irs repeal, the Receivers General were prepared ix a single day to settle and trans. fer accounts. Such promptitude could not be found under any other system. A Lung Negotiation.-John Ross. the famons Cherokee Chief, and his suite, are now on their way borme from Washington. They have been resident in that city two years. engaged in ws ~gociations with the United States Government, relative to the removal of the tribe. Rumored Beak Robbery -A rumor comes from Springfield, Ill., that a Teller in the State Bank has absconded, leaving the institution mi. na about $12,000J; no nmes or particulars given). Another.-The Cashier of the N. Y. Corn mercial Bank, Rt. W. Redtis'el, Ih Swartwont ed, leaving .heat institution mintis ahont $5.000J. We should say. tha-t the facilities o. ered tby the lines of ateamers, between this coutry arnd Eu ropie, are becomning an erdi. Good Currenry.-Frty-mr pesr cent. ii the rate of discount on the nut,-s of the late P'hila delphaia United States Bank. W!ar Mforemenet.-(Ordters hiave beseni receive-d at thec Philadlelphia Navy Yard. fur the con struction of two war steamers of the medium size. Thee Camtden Journal rof the ~0 20 inist., states rh-at the dwelling hiotne of .Mrs. Ihreyv Casinn at Taxahtaw. Lancaste-r District, wsas entirely de stroyed bey tire, ou Tuesdlay morning the 5th notanr. abioumt 9 o'clock. The. hiidlsin:: n' ath its~ conitents i' a nttal loss. The loy. of .\rs. Ca.s mon in money, p~apersm and o.ther property is said to be very conusidlerable. The I lartford Tunes, cointasins the following, as the- renmark olan oldhj emoscratic veteran, on Isis readinug tie- last veto: " ell if this aint the last nsqueeze of the ci der hiatrel. lurm mistaken. At anty rate the teung hole's stmopped." !Lahor Saring' Machise.-Thet Bangor Whtig says:-" A Yankee. int Boston. has set tip ani horse Thrashing Mlachinie I>r the convenrience of piarents arid gutardlians having unruly bhy s hie'll lick an urchein like lthunderfi fo ur pence. Small lickinigs done foer two censts only, arid the most entire satisfactiont warsanted." Thme Brother Johinathan says:-" Somtebody~ wvill be starting a petity opepoiition,. and "lick" sil creatiout." One or two of these mai. hines wol be well piatinizedl, ito doubt, in thec.e diggings, for a short time, as there arc ant quantity of unirtly btoys, wvho wan~t corrn-et ion. Dest ruclire tire. Ileuween 7 aend 8 o'clock thsis nmornineg the Iige Ilonir mill inu this city, ownedl by y'our neighbors. 3leursr. Wihams andi .ohn James, of South street, ewas dliscovereds sir: fire, anti although every exermiont was made bty the well organiized fire depanrs mntt of this city, ten thousand beusbels of wheat, valued at mtore thane $l0.00, were destroyed, besides a considerable quantity of hinter, the exact amnnt of wich I coul not learn. Trhe grain ands aosnr were the proporty of the ocenpanea, Alessrs, Sage amid Kenenady, who were only insured h>r $,000M. It is believed that the bumilsing andI machinery were insuired biy the on mn ..;a isew Y'ork.-C'om. lderliser.