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MESSRS. COLTER & SCOOTER, Editors.
"Let idle Ambition her hauble. pursue, While Wisdom looks down with disdain, The home of the far ner has charms ever new, Where health, peace and competence rei:n." RIDING ON A RAIL. TE Devil, in spite of us, in our last issue, would put our Flower Vase " suspended on a rail," instead of " suspended to a nail." Well, He may break, he may rnin our vase if he will, Tho' he must l..ok ,harp or we'll ride him on a rail. "EERY DOG 1118 HIS DA," W HILE the inside Editor is, from time to time, regaled with all sorts of nice wedding. Oxens, anid not unfrequently with " Mioun tain Dew," to wash it down with, we poor agricultural quills, with watery mouths, stand outside, smack our lips and chaw tobacco. But never niinid, when the big Beets, fine Potatoes. Hovey's Seedlings, Extra Early Peas, Tomatoes, delicious Grapes, juicy. Peaches, anid those uirivalled Water Melons fresh from the patch of Friend SAM, come pouring in from all quarters, ab ! then will the tablles be turned ; and see, if we ask the insider even to smaell of the basket. SUB-SOILING. IT is too late in the day of progressive improvement to inflict upon our readers an essay upon the benefits and nature of sub soiling. We trust that most of our farmers are well posted upon this important subject, and we only throw out a few hints upon its practical advantages. As we are not-strictly speaking-a farm. ing people, but might more properly be styled a planting people, we have, not the time to test thoruughly the benefits of sub soiling. The farmer, gr rather planter, who is engaged in the raising of Cotton, is com pelled from dire necessity, to make Cotton the chief object of his attention. So far as the culture of Cotton is concerned we have but little or no use for the sub-soil plow, ex cept it he in giving the land that thorough preparation, which is regarded by all good fargm as the most efficient labor bestowed upon the crop. It is a well established fact, that it takes about fourteen months in the year to make a Cotton crop; and when that time is sub tracted from the term of an ordinary year, it is obvious that most of our planters will have but little time to sub-soil their land. A very great benefit may no- be derived from the sub-soil plow, if used in planting (:orn. W'e would here suggest, that the farmer has more time in planting corn, both to subsoil and manure, than in any other stage of the crop~. As the present spring has been one unprecedented for weather fa vorabile to the p)reparatioln of land, &c., we pr-esume that every farmier has at least 30 dayvs in which to sub-soil, manure and plant his corn. In the ordinary mode, it will not take more than 6 or 8 days to plant the corn cro'p, and if we wvould spend thribble that -time in mnanuring propierly and sub-soiling -thorungly, before plantinig, the corn would then be ini the ground full early, and we would be sure of a yield in autumn, to cor ree~pond w ith the amnount of labor bestowed. We believe the new Iron Plow to be the beut sub-soil plow now in use. Take this pliov and run a sub soil furrowv in the wake of one aede b~y the common scooter, and thent bed on it and plant, covering with a do~ubh. plo .v. Then side your corn with the sane sub-soil furrow as deep as the stoutest niule canl draw it, and plow out the row with a long scooter, for the first work ing. The second working should be a good boneinig. Tlhe next working should be siditig with a wing-scooter, not too near the corn, follos wed u it another subsoil furrowv, plowed out with the wving scooter. The last plow ing should be wvith a sweep, and you will then perhaps hatve " mcorn to sell and to keep."' If you dont believe it, try it, and report your failure. We extract the following from the South ern Cultivator : " Deep subsoilinig is the very thinig for corn, in any and all kinds of sandy soils. (I do not mean " trirning up,"' for that I have proved, to my sorrow, will not do.) Last year I plowetd around my cortn with a smiidl subsoil plow, made at my shop, as near like a genuine subsoil plow as I could remember, having niever seen but one. It struck my fancy that sandy lands could be helped with such; and as I had no chance to send for one, had to make them at home. I was very cautious not to allow thema to lean either wvay, as there was danger of cutting the corti roots, and I used thiema next to the last plowing I gavo my corn before laying by, just as close as they could be run to it, and just as the drought was beginnming to do harm. TIhe land is a very light, sandy soil, which my neighbors said was worn out. This was my secon d crop on it, and I gath ered a little the rise of twenty-one bushels, measured corn to the acre, besides peas, and what the squirrels ate off of it. This looks small biy the side of the rich prairie and river bottom lands-but it :must bin re membered that this is (said to be) " worn out hand," and the first experiment. What satisfies me that the subsoiling is what made my corn, is, that one of the very neighbors that ridiculed my " fancy notion," made an entire failure on the same kind of land, where nothing hut a lane divides us. My mode of farming differs fromn every one in my neighborhood ; therefore I am the general laughiag-stock for ajIl-but I thitnk the sniiles are vanishing, and turning .to as tonishment and wonder. Last year my farm was visited from several quarters; and it was given up by all that my crop could niot be surpamssed. I do not claim to be a farm er, but I desire to mako myself one, and think I shall, if your very useful paper lives, to which I am miuch indebted for my For the Farmers' Corner of the Advertiser, A PAGE FROM TIlE IISTORY OF FARMER DOL OR OU S. EVERY thing went wrong with farmer Dolorous, as his name would indicate. In the early spring when his more energetic neighbors were turning up the soil, hauliig out manure, remodeling fences, barns, &c., our hero stalked about with his hands in his pockets, mourning over the late season, his rickety plough stocks, the cart that wanted a wheel, and the wagon which had been left in the weather until the tire had burst off. The seasons were always too wet or too dry, too hot or too cold for his convenience. To use his language, " It seemed as if it always rained just as he was ready to put in his seed." We will give a few instances of his idleness and its consequent fruits. His wife who was naturally energetic and thrifty-had it not been for the discouraging habits of her husband-had, by di*nt of scold. ing, fretting and fuming, prevailed upon him to get her garden in tolerable order one spring, and by her own individual labor kept her vegetables front being choked out by weeds. About the time of the autumnal equinox, a succession of gales quite demol. ished the rickety paling. Her own health was too bad to attempt it, or she would have endeavored to patch it up. She there fore time after time, implored him to put it in repair, but something was always in the way, until at last, to her consternation and sorrow, he greeted her ears one morning with the intelligence " that seven head of neighbor Thrifty's fat kine had finished the collards, and farmer Allwork's swine had got through with the potatoes." Poor Mrs. Dolorous had thought that thoso straggling cabbage heads, seasoned with salt and a little of the substance coaxed out of the thin transparent bacon that had been fattened the winter before on shucks and acorns, would keep herself, her stronger half, and three little children from starvation during the winter months-with her potatoes for bread, -and she wept hysterically over her blasted anticipations. At another flime, after waiting three weeks of fine weather for the moon to be in the right quarter for planting, and a succession of floods retarding the process for another month, he at length succeeded in getting his five acre new-ground planted, which he had been clearing for full five years. He had been complaining all his life of an at tack of rheumatism in his arms and pedal extremities-which disease by-the-bye, was looked upon as a myth by his wife and neigh. bors. The evening of the day on which the planting was finished the rheumatism had such hold on his siffering limbs, that he neglected to put up the pine bole bars, and when he repaired to the scene of his labors, nine o'clock next morning, old Troupe, his half famished cur, began a most vigrous barking, and to his horror lhe discovered about fifty of neighbor Porkers fine Suffolks and Berkshires at the extreme end wiho had taken up rowv, after rowv, of the diminutive nubbing grains. The day was " set on" and had gained half the length wvhen a flock of crows startled by the unusual noise, made the welkin ring with their cawings. Farmer Dolorous gave it up-he was a believer in destiny and consoled himself by bemoaning his sad fate. A few jobs on other peoples' farms and the sympathies excited by his wife's bad health, kept them from starvation for the next twelve months, at which time the severe hints of some, and the plain advice of others, urged him forwvard a little towards a crop, hut it ended with an aggravated attack of his old complaint, and he resorted to " wvorking frolicks" to carry on his business. H e had a planting, a ploughing and a hoeing, and then a reaping, until the patiece of his neighbors was severely tired. We will give an incident which camne of just before the dog days as illustrative of his peculiar habits. His neighbors had been invited to assist in cutting his oat crop. He had complained awfully of pains during the morning, and so had excused himself from either wielding the scythe, or binding the sheaves; but the workers noticed that his fingers wvere pretty nimble at pealing and his teeth at demolishing a basket of fruit, near the spring, in the shady nook in the oat patch. After eating their dinner which had been brought from their respective hou ses, our hero was suddenly missing. A waggish youth who had been dexterously handling the cradle all the forenoon, sag. geted the idea that he should be looked after, as the rheumatism might have got so much the better of his strength, that it was possible he had fallen down somewhere, whereupon it wvas entrusted to said youth to "hunt him up." After being absent for twenty minutes he returned, roaring with laughter, and reported that on enquiry of his wife if she had seen Mr. Dolorous, she gave a nod towards the bed. There was no one in it, but at the foot a pair of shoe soles were seen standing perpendicular. Young White gave way to a burst of merriment wvhich stared the sleeper, who crawled out groan-, ing and explaining at the same time, that lie had gone under the bed to get rid of the flies, and had consequently fell asleep. Once during a fodder pulling season wvhen he had been fussing over his aches and pains and was giiving ominious hints regard ing the expediency of another workinig frol ick, he accidentally heard of a barbacue that was to come of six or seven miles from home. Dolorous wvas in a quandary whether to stay at home and lie up, or walk to the! scene of festivity, and have an opportunity of satisfying his gluttonous -appetite. He' disliked to get well before the fodder was got in, and yet could not brook the idea of I missing the feast. His poor little sorrel pony looked as if it needed assistance to get along, and tottered about like it was palsied when it attempted to get at the few stragglin~g blades f grass on the steep banks of a brook near by -so he knew he would never accomplish the feat on his caricature Dobbin, and be was not quite so graceless as to call on a neighbor after being housed for a fortnight with the rheumatics. So he set out early in the morning, forgetful of all the ills his flesh was heir to, ate as ravenously as a wolf at dinner, and was back by nightfall. Suffice it to say his neighbors never gave him further aid. Instead of his evening fire side being a place of pleasure and peace, where the troubles and turmoils of life were nursed into forgetfulness by the love and sympathy of a devoted wife and loving chil dren ; where neatness and thrift held undis puted sway, and plenty crowned the board, -were met discordant tones, - fretful re pinings, disorder and pinching poverty. Instead of the craving for knowledge which drew forth the latest newspaper or favorite book from its own particular nook, to be enjoyed with his happy helpmate and eager children, the precious hours between twilight and the hour for retiring, were spent in sacrilegious murmurings towards the Ma ker who had endowed him with faculties and abilities like unto his fellow men, or grum blings at his wife for the poor meal which her emaciated hand provided, and the niggar ly appearance of the hovel whose deficien cies she could not control. The last we heard from farmer Dolorous he was speaking of emigrating to the far West, an El Dorado, of which he had the same exalted opinion as the Irishman, who thought the streets in Aneriky were paved with silver, and therefore disdained to pick up the dollar lie saw lying upon the wharf. Dolorous believed that corn and cotton, wheat and oats were sown broaocast over the boundless praries of the West, and that houses and barns spring spontaneously from tho eternal forests; and that all he had to do when once theIre was to eat and sleep. We doubt not but long ere this, he has awaken from his dream of Eden, and if he has not perished to death or succumbed to laziness, has found an elysian from his aches and pains in the county Poor House. Next week we hope to give a contrasting sketch, or a peep into the hiktory of farmer Thrifty. ROSE COTTAGE. TIE BEST MULES. The following article on the best kind of mules for service, by Mr. Cockrill, of Ten. nessee, cannot fail to be read with interest by all who are engaged either in breeding or raising mules: The mules is the great field laborer in the commanding staples of the South-cotton, sugar and rice; and he is one of the annual exports of Tennessee, and as he will con tinue to he so, he is destined to hold even a higher position than heretofore among the live-stock of the State. Jacks of excessive heavy bone, or improper pampering, are generally lazy, or soon become so by labor, and become very slow; their driver may force them on, but in a few steps they take their slow, natural steps again. Such mules are, therefore, almost worthless, -and should not be bred if it enn be avoided. Tihe most perfect are not to he expected from the ex cessively large, coarse-honed jacks, or ex essive high feeding, but fronm the laws of r. ature carried out the greatest perfection by skillful breeding and feeding. An error has existed for many years, and still exists concertuing the size of mules. Size has been made a measure of value in the mule, almost regardless of form and sirit, and so it has been in their sire, the jack. I have been empl.,ying mule teams for twenty-five years in the cultivation of cot tons in Mississippi, and my team now numbers onte hundred. In this time I have every va iety of the mule (except the most inferior kind) that has ever been grown. At the commencement of planting opera tions, I adopted the prev'alent error, the size was the measure of value, and pursued it for many years, much to tmy prejudice. By long trial, and by comparinig the relative performnances and lastingness of the large teams which I have used, aided by reflection andh observation, I am satisfied that the me. diun-sized mule, full of spirit and action, w ith his levers set right for easy motion, his head and ears up, ready to move at the word, is the animal of most value of this kind. T1he laws of nature cannot be violated with impunity. The jack, when grown within the scope of these law~s, is a small animal. The mule is a medium between the jack and horse. Bodh the jack and mule by a hot-bed growth maay he0 forced to be large animals. But in this forcing process, now more extensively pursued lby Kentucky thant any other State, what has been gained, and what lost I They have gained large bone, coarse ai mas of large. size, and at an early age full of defects, and soon ready to decay, because subject to disease, and large consumers of food. Tlhey have lost symmetry, spirit, action, lasting endurance, and permanent value. The error that I especially aim at, is the abandonment of almost everything else for size. T1hae best combination of the requisite qualities in the mule is not found in the pro ductioni of a hot-bed policy, which, by con stant feeding, with everything that will hans ten growth, brings out a large, coarse, over grown, awkward animal, wvhich decays as fst as he has beena grownl. When lhe is de. signed for the valley of the southern rivers, where his service is active and his rations not select, he wants more game, more spirit and action, more symmetry, and not too much size. Hence our Tennessee mules. the produce of spirited jacks are really more valuable to southern planters, than the pro duce of Kentucky under her present system. This no doubt to some extent is the fault of the purchasers south, who have not gene rally discovered their error. They demand large size, and pay in p~ropIrtiona to size; and this in part explains the policy of Ken tucky. My opuinion is, that size ini a mule is nothing after they reach fifteen hands high, and that many under that height conme up to the standard value, fitted for cotton planta The Spanish anld Maltese jacks have spirit generally, and for that reason are valuable as a ross; hut they came to us without stamina, and with a contracted chest. These faults must be remedied lby proper crossing, beflore they will produce the mule best suited for us. What I have learned upon this subject is not from heresay. I have purchased amnd rown all the mules which I have driveni for twentyfive years in Mississippi. I have had an opportunity oif knowing what they have one, and these opinions are the result of -,.;rin,. This klenidge wvoud have been of service to me in the commencement of my business, and I communicate it for the benefit of those who may adopt my opinion hereafter. CANDIDATES! I'or Sheriff. JULIUS DAY. JAMES EIDSON. FELIX E. BODIE' WaIl. QUATTLEBUM, Wor Tax Collector At. B. WHITTLE, BARNEY LAMAR. CHARLES CARTER, THOMAS B. REESE, DERICK HOLSONBAKE, A. R. A BLE, THEOPHILUS DEAN, WESLEY WERTZ. Zor Clerk. R. D. BRYAN. WESLEY BODIE. THOS. G. BACON. EDMUND PENN. ror Ordinary. H. BOULWARE, 't. T. WRIGHr, W. F. DURISOE, NEW FALL DRY GOODS. CORNER OPPOSITE GLOBE HOTEL, AUGUSTA, GA. M ILLER & WARREN, will offer great i inducements to their friends and customers this season to purchase their FALL and WINTER DRY GOODS. They do not pretend to say they have the richest and largest stock ever offered in this city, that they have better taste in their selections, or possess supe rior advantages over their neighbors i but they have certainly the richest and most elegant stock they ever had in store. -IN DRESS GoODS They have Rich Satin Striped Plaid SILKS; Rich Heavy Crocade Col'd do. BIk. Satin Striped Plaid and Watered SILKS of new and beautiful styles; PI.iin Red SILKS, and Plain do. Rich Printed Fr. CASHMERES and DE LAINES; Beautiful small fig. DELAINES, for misses' wear : I Plain French MERINOS and CASHMERES, of every shade; Sup. fine 131k. Fr. BO.IBAZINE:; " " - CHALLEnnd DELAINES; MANTILLAS, TALMAS AND CLOAKS embracing every variety of patterns and material, from low-priced to thu richest and highest cost Goods manufactured. EMBROIDERIES, comprising a large and most elegant assortment of Rich French Worked Collars, Chemizettes, Undersleeves, Stomachers, Ilandkercliefs, Infants' Robes and Worked Bodies. --A1so Maltese Collars, Chemizettes and Sleeves; Rich Embroidered Bands, of the latest styles of work ; Beautiful lot of Bo'nnet and Neck Ribbons; Linen Cambric hem-st'ed Handkerchiefs, Mitts, Gloves; Black and White Silk Hosiery; Alpaca and Mo. ravir.n Rose; a Ladies and Misses Hose, all sizes; " Silk and Merino Vests and Misses do. -IN HOUSE-KEEPING ARTICLES They have an endless variety of TOWELLINOS TABLE NAPKINS and DOYLES; 12-4 Linen and Cotton P!LLOV CASE Goods, TABLE CIOTHS, all sizes, of the richest Damask and Snow drop figures. French and Eneiish CASS)MERES, BROAD CLOTHS. VESTINOS. TWEEDS, Welsh FLANNELS, and every other article kept in the Dry Goods line. Persons visiting the City, can rely on finding the newest styles of Goods, and in richness and variety unsurpased in any market, to which their attention is invited, as they will be offe.red at low prices. Augusta, Nov 25 tf 44 AGNEW, VISHER & AGNEW, NEWBERRY C. H., S. 0., I MP O RT ERS & D EA L ERS IN H ARDWA RE, P A IN T El, OILS, WVindow Gla s, Groceries, Dry Goods, &c., Anid Buyers of Cotton arid country produce. 2;f' Plainters visiting this Market will find it greatly to their advantage by giving us a call. AGNEW, FISiIERt d AGNEW. Newberry C. Hi., A pril 13, tf 13 U-7 The Abbeville Banner will please copy four months._______ STATIE OF SOUTH'I CAROLINA, EDGEFIELD DISTRICT. Richa~rd Gregory, Alex. Gregory arid others I T appearine to my satisfaction that Jlohnr Grego Iry, Easter Ranikin, Shradrnreh Dees and wife Ce lia, arid .Tanmes ERankin aind wife IT~nrriet, Defendants in this ease, reside without the limits of this State, It is therefore ordered, that they do appear and object to the division or sale of the real Estate of Sarahl Gregory, dee'd., on or before the first day of AIpril next, 1855, or their consent to the same wil be entered on record. HI. T. WRIGH T, 0. 5. D. Ordinary's Office, Dec 18 3m 50 Estray Horse. flOLLED before me by S. Broadwater, living about three nmiles West of Collier's p. 0., a BRIG HT SORREL HIORSE, about fifteen and a half hrands highs, a white star in the forehead-col lr, saddle and gear marks. A ppraised at fifteen dollars. G. WV. N IXON, M. E. D. Jan 30 lrm4 3 Caution. A LL Persons are cautioned against trading for a ? Note given by ime, to Mrs. Sararh Robertson, or bearer, for one huindred and tenl dollars. for the hire of lier negro man Silams, dated about thne last of Dcembher 183, aind payable the 25th Decemrber 1854, for I am determined not to pay it unless I am comp-lled by law, as the negro was siek thre princi pal part of the year. W. L. PARKS. Feb 21 tf 6 Notice to Guardians. A LL~ Guardians, Committees and Trustees, -~ whose duty it is to ma~ke anntual returns of their transactions as such into the Commissioner's Office at Edgefield C. II., are hereby notified to make thneir returns for tire present year by the 10th of A pril. Otherwise, they will be ruled without exception. The law miust be enforced. A . SIMKINS, C. C. C. D. Com'rs. Office, Jan 29, 1855. ilt 3 $25 Reward. L OST on Saturday the 23d ult., my POCKET LJIOOK, containing three One Ilundred Dol kr Bills, arid four Fifty Dollar Bills, withr my name written on the back of one of the One Hundured Dolar Bills. A reward of S25 will be given upon deliver'y of said Pocket Book and countents, or anty information concerning rt will be thnankfully received. M. 4. PADGETT'. Jan 3 tf 51 State of South Carolina, EDGisFIELD) DISTRICT, IN COMMON PLEAS. S. E. Bowers, oeg ~c~z~t J. M. Robinson. 'H EPlaintiff' in the above easo having this day Ifiled his Deelaration in may Oflice, arnd the De fendant having neither wife nor Attorney known to resido within tho limits of this State, on whom copies of said Declaration withs rules to plead can be served: On motion of' Mr. S-rYL~s, Attorney for Plaintiff', Ordered that Naid Iefendan .appeinr and plead to said Declaration within a year aind a day from the date hereof, or final and absolute judgmnen will be awarded against him. TIIOS. G.B BA Cu,c. C. E. D. Clerks Office, March 0, 1854. _y 12 Notice. A LL PLersons indebted to the Estate of A. S .1.Grgory, deu'd., previous to hris death, will make panyment asn soon as convenient, and those having demands will present them in legal farm, to the Undersigned. MARY GREGORY, Ad'ors. THOS. JONES. j. f.iL'EWBY C0, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN READY-MADE CLOTHINC, M. NEWBY & CO., under U. S. Hotel, Augusta, Ga., are now receiving the LARGEST, . BEST and 3lOST FASHIONABLE ASSORTMENT of SPRING AND SUMMER READY-MADE CLOTHING, Ever offered in the City of Augusta. In addition to which, we are weekly receiving FRESH SUPPLIES from our [louse in New York. We also keep constantly on hand a large. Stock of YOUTH'S AND CHILDREN'S CLOTHING. ALSO, a full assortment of FURNISHING ARTICLES, fo' gentlemen's wear. 3g""Country Merchants and all persons visiting Augusta will find it to their interest to exauffne our Stock, is we are determined to offer our Goods at the lowest prices imaginable. Augusta April 3. 1854. tf I2 Gleason's Pictorial For the Year 1855. M M. BALLOU, who has edited the " Pictori e. al" from the commencement, having tought ont the late proprietor, Mr. F. Gleason, will conduel this popular and widely circulated paper on his owi account. The new volume will be radically improved in every respect, and will be published on finer pa per than ever before, which quality will be continuei henceforth without change. Many new and populai features will at once he introduced, and the literar3 department will present an array of talent and inter. est beyond anything it has before attempted. Th illustrations will be finer, and by better artists that have before been engaged upon the paper, and alto gether the publication will be vastly improved and beautified. Arrangements have been made for representing during the year, views of the most notable building and localities throughout the United States, as well as giving likenesses of the most prominent charac ters, male and fem:ale, of artists and men of genius, such as have, by their own industry and skill, made for themselves a fortune and a name. In addition to these, various notable European scenes and oc currences will also be given from week to week, forming a brilliant illustrated journal. Terms :-Inarriably in Advance.-One sub scriber, one year....................... .3 00 Four subscribers, one year............. 10 00 Ten 4 " " .. ...... .... 20 20 g Any person sending ixteen subscribers at the last rate, will receive the seventeenth copy gratis. Address M... . I.1ALLOU, Publisher and Proprietor, Corner of Tremont and Brofield St's, Boston, Mass. To the Planters of Edgefield. GREAT SACRIFICE! T WENTY per cent can be saved by buying BOOTS and SHOES at the Planters' Depot. The Stock is all New and Fre.sh, and warrant ed to give general satislaction. A mongst this lige and well selected Stock may be found 10,000 Pair Mens Ieavy Rip Plantation Brogans, 5,000 " " " Ruset " " 5,000 " Boys Rip and Huset " " 3,000 " Mens' Ditching and f lunting Boots, Together with a LARGE and SPLENDID- Stock of Ladies, Gentlemen, Boys, Alisses and Children's. Boots and Shoes, OF THE LATEST STYLES, AND ALL DESCRIPTIONS. Among this fine Stock can be had Gentlemen's French-mado Boots and Gaiters. Also, Ladies French Gaiters of Kid Glove Leather. The Public are respectfully invited to call and examine before purchasing elsewhere as Goods will be freely shown and one price asked. . Please Remember the name and rumber ROBERT CARROLL, PaoramtrToa OF TI PLANUas' Boor & SHo. I FEPoT No 251 Broad-St., opposite the U. S. Iloitel, Augusta, Georgia. P. .-I also keep on hand a large Stock of Ladies and Gentlemen's Travelling Trunks, Carpet Bags and Valises. Also Misses' School Satchels-all o which will be sold low for Cash. R. C. Oct 5 &111 * 38 Fine Groceries, &c, T HE Undersigned informs his friends and th trading publia generally that he has just re ecived the following articles, in addition to his al ready large Stock of Groceries, to which he invite attention. 20 doz. J lb. English MUSTARD, 20 " J lb. " & 1 " qt. spiced OYSTERS. 1 " whole Boxes SARDINES, I half . " 1 " 2 lbs OYSTERS. in cases. Spice, Pepper, Ginger, Saleratus, Soda, &c.. &c. just received next door to A. LEvy, and opposit< the American Ilotel. R. L. GENTRY. Hlamburg, Nov 29 If 46 F I S K S Patent M~etalic Burial Cases! TpilIESE valuable air-tight and indestructile Ca .I ses, for protecting and preserving the D~ead for ordinary interment, for vaults, for tsansportation, or for any other desirable purpose, are offered for sal, in this Village, cheap for Cah, by J. M. WlTT. P. S.--I have on hand an assortument of all sizes. .July 27 tf 28 W ar d & Bu reh ar d, AUG US~TA, GA., W OULD in~forma their friends in Edgefield Dis trict and the publie generally, thtat anticipa ting a change in their business the comning season, they are dispo"sed to imake LARGE CONCES SIONS front their formier low seale of prices, in order to reduce their Stock to the lowest possible point. ggThec attention of Wholesale dealers, as well consumers, is respectfully solicited.' Augusta, Ga , Dec 18, tf 49 Notice. A L L Persons anywise indebted to the Estate oh lA nna A nderson, dee'd., arc hereby requested to make immediate payment, amnd those having de mamds against said Estate will please render in their accounts forthwvi th, properly attested. GEO. .J. ANDERSON, A dm'or. Deec6 tf 47 Notice I s thus given t , all persons indebted to Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, dee'd., to make imtmediat.' payment, and those having demands against said Estate, will render them in forthwith, properly at tested. G. W. BURTON, Ex'or. Nov 9 tf 43 To the Ladies, M RS. E. T. HAMILTON, takes this method of informiing the Ladies of Edgelield Village and vicinity, that she has c'mn menced the illinery and Dress-Making Business, athe Store formerly occupied by Mrs. Binows. Nov 16 tf 44 Notice. T HIE Subscriber contemplating a change in his business, early thme ensuing .epring, earnestly requests all indebted, to, call and settle their accounts previous to the first of Jamnuary next. Interest will be charged on A LL aceounts omf over six months standing, renmining unpaid att that time. M. A. R ANSO.\, AaiNr. Hamburg, Dec 25 tf 50 For the Planters ! O~ "".''eru"v" '""G"a"'' l SU~UU 100 bbls. Kettlewell's GUANO and SA LTS, 0 Bbls. Kettlewe.l's CHEMICAL SALTS, 30 " Pure ground PL AST ER. The above celebrated Manures for sale by. J. SIBLEY & SON. Hamburg, Nov 14, tf 44 gg The Laurensville Herald, Independent Press nd Anderson Gazetto will copy the above four times, and forward biils to J. . & SON. Saddlery and Harness. A FINE assortment to be found, and at low pri ces, at RO BINSON& JACKSON'S. au rg, ne '1 ir .17 NEW FALL GOODS! FULL SUPPLIES! W ILLIAM SilEAR, Augusta, Ga., has re ceived fromin New York his FULL SUP PLIESof FANCY AND STAPLE DRY GOODS, em bracing a large and splendid assortment suitable for the Fall and Winter season, among which are Rich Fancy colored Silks, of new and beautiful styles ; Plain Black Silks, in great variety of style, and of superior quality ; Rich Paris printed DeLaines, and Fancy of all Wool Plaids: Lupin's colored white and black Merinos, and plain colored De Laines; A very large supply of small-figured, all-wool printed DeLaines, for children, of new and beauti ful styles ; English and American Fancy Prints, in a great variety of styles; Superior Scotch fancy Ginghams, of new and beautiful Winter styles; Elegant French Embroideries, embracing La dies' Collars. Chemizettes, Undersleeves and I land kerchiefs, of new and splendid styles: Ladies' I'lack and Colored Cloth Cloaks and Tal inns of the lateststylos; Ladies' Rich Embroidered and Plain Paris Silk Velvet Cloaks: A large supply of Ladlies', Misses'and Children's Ilosiery. of the best make; Ladies and Gentlemen's Sup. Gauntlet Gyloves; Ladies' and Misses' Alerino and Silk Vests; Gentlemetn's and Youth's Silk and Merino Shirts and Drawers t. Superior Welch Gauze, Saxony and Silk Warp and Ileavy Flannels: Superior English Colored Flannels, for Ladies' Sacks; English and American Cotton Flannels, of extra quality; A very large supply of Mourning Goods, for La dies' use, of superior quality supleritir 12-4 Linen Sheetings and Pillow Case Linens; Superior 8-4 and 10-4- Table and Damask Dia pers, some of extra quality; Rich Damtiask Table Chths and Napkins, some of extra size; Scotch and Bird's Eye Diapers, extra fine, for children's wear; lleavy Scotch Diapers and Hunkabanks, for Towelling; Superior Whitney and Merino Blankets of extra size and quality; Superior Crib Blankets; Also, a great variety of other seasonable articles suitable for Family and Plantation use. The public are respectfully invited to call and examine the as sortment. W. S. especially solicits a call from his long-con tinued friends and patrons, and assures them that no exertions on his part will be wanting to supply them with the latest and most desitable styles of Goods, at the lowest prices. Augusta, Nov 14 tf 44 Hardware and Cutlery. I f N0 ALL our old friends, we would say, we are I thankjul for past favors, and to all others who may wish Goods in our line :-call and see us also, -or send your orders. We will make every effurt (and it is notorious of the Goods we keep) to give , general satisfaction." Our prices S1ALL be in accordance with the times ; always assurine our custonie'rs too sell them at thu LOWEST MAR EKT PRICES. We have now in Store a fine Stock and are re ceiving weekly. Amongst which may be found, 50 Tous Band and Iloop IRON, 250 " Sweed " assorted, 150 " English I " 2Q0 Smith BELLOWS, all qualities, 500 Kegs " Peru" N A ILS, 50 Tins CASTINGS, 100 Do'zen Doior LOCKS, 100 " Pad " 500 " Till, Chest. Draw and Trunk Locks. 100 " A XES. Collins, Levette's and other makes, 10 " Superior BROAD AXES, 500 " MOES, all qualities. To enumerate is too tedious. We have the Goods and want too sell them. We keep all things necessary fr Mills of every style, Corn She;lers, Straw Cutters, Vices, A nvils, Smith Tongs. Circular, I land, and all other kind of Saws. Screw and Bales, Knives ande Forks, Pocket Knives, Scissors, Shears, Screws, B3olts, Spri Levels, Guages, Candlesticks. Planes, Iforse Shtoes and Nails, Brushes, Coffe~e Mlills, llalter, Trace, Stretch, Log, Breast. Continued and Fifth Ch~ains, Rope, Files of all kinds, a beautiful Lot of Guns, of alt qualities, Pistols, Percussion Caps, Curry Combes, Ganme and Shot Bags, Powder F'lasks, Dram Flasks. Sand and Waffle Irons, Braces and Bitts, A ugers, Chisels, Hlammers, Drawing Knives, .Mortars, Kettles, Stew P'ans, &c., &c. IROBINSON & .JACKSON. hlamburg, D~ee 4 If 47 Devon Bull, Marion, /fY BU LL will stand at my house at Fiv-e Dol Li lars-to be sent with the cow. A1 A RION is out of the coew Nhuoselle, whose dam was imported from England, from Mir. Cokes cele braeted stock of Devens, his sire was the celebratedl Bull, Mlajor. al. FR AZIER. Dec 20) 3m 49 Negro Blankets and Cloths, lA lA AM SIIEA R, AUGUS-rA, GA., respect V V fully inuvites the attention of Planters to his large supply oef N EG RO B LA NK ETS and N E GRO CLOTHS, which he is preparitng to sell at. very low prices. Augusta, Nov 14 tf 44 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. EDGEFIELD DISTRICT. IN COMMON PLE AS. Jame~s M. Rtichardson, vs. Attachment. Mfoses Saunders. ) James M. Richardson, Aahe* Mloses Saunders. TI HIE Plaintiff in the above cases having this day Ifiled his declaration in nmy Office, and the De fendaent having neither wile nor Attorney known to reside withtin the linmits'of this State, on whom copies of said Deelaratio~ns with rules to plead cani be served : On mnotiont of Miessrs. Spanna & lagrath, Plaint.ff's Attorneys, Ordered that said D~efendant appear and p1.-ad to said IOclarations within a year antd a day freom the date hereof, or final and absolute judgeument will be givenm against htim. TILOS. G. BACON, C. C. E. D. Clerk's Office. Mlar 6, 1855. lyq 8 State of South Carolina, EDGEFIELD DISTRICT. IN EQUITY. Amos Landirum and .James Ilatcher, Ad'rs. vs. [Billfoir Relief, lnstruc Bartley I latcher, r ions, 4-c. ,John Hatcher, andI others.J IT appearing to my satisfaction that John Hatcher, ..Martin Phillips antd his wife Polly, WVashington liardy and his wife Elizabeth and --Thoimas daughter of John Thomas, reside beyond the limits of this State, On muotion of BoNnast & MIasR, Cotmplainapt's solicitor, Ordered, Thtat the said Defendants do plead, answer or demur to the bill of complaint ini this case, within three months fromI the date of the publication of this notice, or said bill will be taketg pro confeso against them. A. SIMKINS, C. E. E. D. Mna 1,1555 13t 8 South Carolina Institute TU rrz ra or Run ;;vOU. CAROLINA INSTITUTE, for die promotion of ART, MECHANICAL INGENUITY AND INIUS. TRY, will be held at the New Hall, recently erected on Meeting-street, in the city of Charleston, com mencig on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, and continuing open for exhibition until the twenty. fifth of April. The Directors of the Insiitute, take graat pleasure in stating to the public that, by the liberality of the State and city, they have been enabled toerectalarge, commodious and] elegant building, capable of holding, in its main Hall, 3500 persons, and also, in connection with it, a very well adapted and spacious MACHINE ROOM, which will enable them to furnish sufficient power fior any kind of Machinery that may be offired: for exhibition. Suitable premiums will be given to the-hest speci. mens in Art, Mechanism and other branches of In. dustry; also of Cotton, Rice,Sugar, Tobacco, Wheat, Rye, Oats, Potatoes andI other agricultural products. The Ladies, to whom the Institute has hewpso much indebted, are respectfully informed t hat suitable pre. miums will be provided by the Committee and award ed to the best specimens in every department of Ladies work. The following special premiums are offered: For the best STIE A M ENGINE. a Gold Medal. For the best model of an improved FIRE ENGINE, a Gold Medal. For the best improved SEA ISLAND COTTON GIN on some new pnnciple, superior to those now in general use, or for any real or important improve. ment thereon, a Gold Medal. For the invention of asuitableMACHINE FOR PUL. - VERIZING RED PEPPER, a God Medal. For the six best specimens of STEEL, made from Spartanburg or other Iron, the product of a Sou thern State, and manufactured into Edged Tools of any kind, a Gold Medal. N. B.-A specimen of the Steel in bars to be senV with the Tools. For the best specimen of American SCULPTURE,, Silver Pitcher. For the largest quantity of COCOONS raised on one plantation, not less than ten bushels, a Silver Pitcher or Fifty Dollars. For the largest quantity of SPUN SILK, theprodnee of one plantation, not less than ten. pagnds, a Silver Pitcher or Fifty Dollars. For the best STALLION, a Silver Cup. For the best MARSH TACKEY STALLION, a 8il ver Cup. For the best MARSH TACKEY GELDING, a eilver Cup. For the best pair of MARSH TACK EYS, for draught, a Silver Cup. For the best specimen of SUN FLOWER SEED OIL, not less than one gallon, a Silver Cup. - For the best specimen of RAPE SEED OIL, not loss than one gallon. a Silver Cup. For the best CASHMERE RAM, a Silver Cup. For the best CASHM ERE EWE, a Silver Cup. For the b-st three-quarter blood CASHMERE KIla . Silver Cup. For the best RAM, a Silver Cop. For the hest BOAR. a Silver Cup. For the best ESSAY ON SOUTHERN GRASSES, Ruffin Prize Silver Pitcher. All articles entered for premiums must he sent ina or before Saturday, reventh day of April next, direct ed to the care of the Clerk of the South-Carolina'In stitute, Charleston. Articles may be sent after tha[ day for exhibition only. Contributors to the Fair are respectfully requested to send full descriptions of the articles and such general information as may be of use to the Judges. and suitable for publication. WM. M. LAWTON, President. WM. KIRKWOOD. lst Vice President. JOSEPH WALKER. 2d Vice President. W. G. DESAUSSURE, Sec'y and Treas. naIc'Toas. 1. r.. N. REYNOLDS, Jr. 7. L. A. Eaxoosn-rox. 2. J. H. TAYLOR. 8.3. M. EASo. 3. C. D. CAR a. 9. T. GRANX SIxoNs. 4. F.J. Poacuts. 10. H. Costa. 5. C. Y. RcHARsson. 11. E. C. JoNiEs. 6. Wit. LzEsY. 112. - -. Jan 24 tf S Edgefield & Cheatham Plank Ro F ROM and after the 1st May next, the Edgefield & Cheatham.Plank Road will be opened fronm Mr. JANMs GRFiN's to the junction with the 1am' burg & Edge field Plank Road, a distance of about five miles, and the following Rates of Toll will Ie exacted. Rates of Toll. Four, five and six horse Wagons, 5 ets per-mile - Three " " 4 i6 4 . Two '' " 3 t" "4 (1 Two "1 Carriages 3 " " " One " " 2 " " " Ilorseback travellers, I " " " Vehieles on meeting, arc each entitled to half the PLANK TRACK, and the Drivers are required to turn to the "i RIGHT !" S. F. GOODE, PasstE-r. A prif 23, tf 15 N ot icee. A LL~ Persons inidebted to the Estate of Jacob B. tiSmith, previous to 1st J)anuatry last, arc re enested to make payment, and all having demands against th: same wvlll hand them in properly attested. BENJAMIN WAkDO, Ex'ors. GEO. A. ADDISu... . 3 * Particular Notice, T k Stockholders of the Edgejicld Odd Fellowcs' and Masonic Building Associa ion: GENTLEMEN: You will come foiward and pay to .laa. B. Sullivan, Treasurer, or A. Ramsey, Agent, the Third instalment of 10 per cent. on your Stock. Anud those who have given their Noe for the First and Second Instalments, are earnestly re quested to take them up, as we msed money to have the work advanced. Pleae respond iarly. A. G. TEAGUE, Pres't. JTune 22 tf 22 Ad iitaos Notice. A L L Pers'ons having demiands against the Estate. of Wmn. 11. A dams, dee'd., are hereby notilied to present the same. properly attested, for payment, and those who are indebted to the Estate, are re quested to make paymtent to E. PENN, A am'or. JTan 24 tf 2 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, EDGEFIELD DISTRICT. IN EQUITY. M. S. Martin, Ex'ora of 1 Robert Mlartin, dec'd. vs. Billifor Accounts,-c Johnt Marsh, f N. Ilankerson and others) I N Pursuance o~f the Order of Chan. WARDL~AW in this eause, all and singular, the Creditors of the D~efendant John Marsh, claiming uder the assignment excuted by the said .lohn Marsh, when admitted to the benefit of the insolvent Debtors Ac count, are hereby required to be and appear in my Office on the nineteenth day of May next, to make proof of their respective demands. Ia de fault ol which they will be excluded from all benefit of the Deeree to be pronounced in this cause. A. SIMKINS, c. a. a. P. Feb 21 3m 6 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. EDGEFIELD DISTRICT. IN COMMON PLE AS. S. F. Stevens, vs. Foreignt Attachment. Chas. T'. Hlarris. - r H RE Plaintiff in die above ease having this day .filed his Declaration in nmy Office, and the Defendant having neither wife nor Attorney to re side within the limtits of this State, on whom a copy. of said Declaration with a rule to plead can bo served, On motion of Mr. A naus, Plaintiff's Attor ney, Ordered, That said Dlefendant appear and, plead to said Declaration within a year and a day from the date hereof, or final and absolute judgment will be given against him. TIHOS. G. BACON, c. c. r.. n. Clerk's Office, A pril 17, 1854. Jy 14 STATE OF 80UTH CAROLINA, EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, IN COMMON PLE AS. ' M illedge L. Jionhtam and1 Wmn. M. Burt, ~.Dee?.n B ebt. John Hill1. WI HIER EAS the Plaintiffssdid on the eighth day. Vof March, A. D., 1853, file their declaration against the Defendant, who (as it is said) is absent from and without the limits of this$tato, and ha4 neither wife nor Attorney known within the same pon whom a copy of the said declaration might be .. served, It is therefore ordered, That the said De fendnt do .appear and plead to said declaratioq: withit a year and a day from this date, otherwiao ial atnd absolute judgment -will be given and awarded against him. T. G. BACON, c. a. D. Clerk's Office, Oct 3, 1854. lyq .38 Notice S flereby given to all parties concernedi, that a FIN ALS SE-TL EMENT of the Estate of John Anderson, dee'd., will ho made at the Ordinary's Office of Edgefield District, on the 3d day'of April 1855. All persons who have demands iagainst4ho Estate, will in the meantime, render them in pro perly attested, and those indebted are reqsuired to make payment. .JIOHN F. TALBERT, Ad'r.