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E* ~A list fo'r thte signatures of all who wisha to ercourage the work, may be found tat the Post Offie, and also at the " A dvertiser" Office. g3 All letters or communicationis aldressed to Undersigned will reeive prompt attentiotn. E. L WH ATLEY, Editor and Proprietor. - Edgefiehl, S. C.. Oct. 15th, 1855. --Curryton Academie8, T H E MA LE DEPA ftTMENT of these A cade mies Is under tho supervision of Mr. J. L. LESLY, Assisted by Mr. BASS.' The Female Dlepartntent will be supervised by Mr. A. P. IIUTLE~R, assisted by comnpetent Mu sical and ot'n Instructoress. Rates of Tuition, First Class, Primary Eepartmnent, per Sess'on $9,00 2nd "a ordinary Englisht branchecs,..12,00 Snd " higher English branches...1,00 4th "a Greek and tRoman Literature with higher Mathemiaties........18,00 Music..........................$20,00 Pupils are charged from thte time of entering un il the end of the Session. Tuition in advance. The year is divided into two Session of five mouths each. t' Good board enn be htad in the neighborhood .at from $8 to $10 dollars per month. ROBT. MERRIWETrIER, Chair'n Board of Trustees. Feb1 4tf 5 Edgefield Male Academy. THEI Exercises af this Institution are now in progress for the Fall Term under the control of Mr. W. E. McCASLAN, as Principal, and Mr. T. B. CROOKER, ss Assistant. The regulations of the Academy arc being re arranged by the Teachers conjointly, and will soon boe pec fceted. The Village of Edgefield offers many inducements 1to parents in an educational point of view. It is iperfectly healthy as a general rule. It is free from tihe evil influences of grog-shops. It is a religious .community. And it can justly boast of an enlight ,ened society. Over thec Male Academy the Trustees exercise a .direct supervision and are consulted in all eases of exteme punishmenat. Thtey propose to give more of their attention in future to the weekly reviews of the scholars, that an additional stimulus may be imparted to the elae. The present Teachers are capable and entergetie young gentlemen in their respective departments. - Their School numbers about 40 at this time, leaving abundant room for 20 more. It is hoped that parents and guardians within reach of us will immnediately embraee the opportunity. Terms as per last Session. Rt. T. MIMS, . A. SIMKINS, -e G. A. ADDISON, ~ LEWIS JONES,1 Sept19 BENJ. WALDO. ep19tf 36. Paints, Oils, Dye Stuf's, P UTI'A in Bladders, WINDOW GLASS, any size out to order. For sale hy 4. 1?. &?J. .T. TEAGUtE, Druggists. ay23n tf 19 BIDDY MALONEY'S CAT. Mathew Alalony, better known by the boys at the will r.s "Father Mat" on returning from work one evening, was met at the gate by Biddy, his better half, in a high state of excitement. " Mat," says she, " there's a str:ange cat in the cabin." " Cast her out, thin, an' eon't be botherin' me about the baste." "Faix, an' I've been athrivia' to do that same for the matther of tin mnits.past, but ahe's just beyond my rache, behint the big red chist in the corner. Will yez be after helpin' me to dhrivo her out, mat y' "To be sure I will; bad luck to the consate she has for my houcse, show her to me, Biddy, till I Cache her the rispict that's due a man in his own house-to be takin' possession widout as much as by yer lave, the thafe o' the hull world ?" Now Mat had a special antipathy for eats, and never let pas an opportunity to kill one. This he resolved to do in the present case, and in stantly formed a plan for the purpose. Perceiv ing but one mode of egress for the animal, he says to Biddy i" Have ye iver a male bag in the house, mo darlint ?" "Divil a wan is there, Mat. Yez tuk it to the smill wid yez to bring home chips wid, this mormin!" "Faix, an' I did, an' there it is yit thin. Wet have yez nothing at all in the house that will tie-up like a bag, Biddy ?" "'Toth, an' I have, Mat; there's me Sunday petticoat-ye can dhrw the strings close at the top, an' sure it will do betther nor lettin' the cat be lavin' yez." " Biddy, darlint, yez a jewel to be thinkin' o' that same; be after bringint it to me." Biddy brought the girment, and when the stringy were drawn close It made a very good substitute for the meal bag, and Mat declared it was " illegant." So holding it close against the edge of the chest, he took a look behind, and saw a pair of bright eyes glaring at him. "An' is it there ye are, ye devil? Be out o' that now, bad luck to all yer kin, ye thavin' vagabone ye. Bedad, an' ye won't lave my house at all wid perlite axin? Yer self-will bates a pig's intirely. Biddy, have yez any hot water in the house?" " Yis; I've a plinty, Mat; the tay kettle's full uv it." .1 "Be afther castin' the matther of i. quart thin behint the chist till I say how the shay divil likes it." "Hould him close, Mat; here goes the wa ther." Dash went the water, and out jumped the animal into Mat's trap. "Arrah, be the holy poker, I have him in, Bid. dy," says Mat, drawing close the folds of the garment; "now-bad cessa to- yez, ye thafe, it's nine lives ye have is it! Be after axin me for giveness for the thavin' ye have been doin' in mhe house, for l'm thinkin' the nine lives ye have won't save ye now any way. Biddy, seize hoult of the poker, an' whin I'll shoulder the haythen, ye'll beat the daylights out of him." Mat threw the bundle over his shoulder, and told Biddy to play "St. Patrick's day in the morning" on it. Biddy struck about three notes of that popular Irish air, and suddenly stopped, exclaiming: "What smills so quare, Mat ? It's takin' me brith away wid the power uv it. Och, murther, Mat, shure an' ye have the divil in the sack." "Bate the old haythen, then; yez 'ill niver have a betther chance. Bate the horns off 'im; lather in like blazes, me darlint!" " Augh," says Biddy, " I'm fainting' wid the power uv 'im. Cast'im off yez, Mat." " How ly St. P'athrie!" says Mat, throwing down the sack. "Biddy, the baste is a polecat! Lave the house, or ye: 'ill be kilt intirely. Mar ther and turf, how the haythen smills. Och, IBidd; Maloney, a purty kittle uv fish yez made uv it, to be mistaking that little divil for a harm less cat." " Mat, fur the love ur God, if yez be conra nient to the door, be afther opening it, for I'm nearly ekoked syid 'im. Och, Biddy Maloney, bad luck to yez for lavin' ould Ireland, to be murthered in this way! Howly alary ,purtiet me! Mat, I'm elane kilt intirely ; take me (out uv this!" Mat drew her out of doors, and then broke for the pump like a quarter-horse, closely fol lowed by Biddy. "Shure. that little villain bates the divil in. tirely ; he's ruined me house an' kilt Biddy, an' put me out o' consate wid meself for a month to come. Och, the desaivin' vngabons, bad luck to 'im," and Miat plunged his head into the horse-trough Utp to his shoulders. " Get out o' that ant, I'm nearly blind," and Biddy went under water. ' Oeh, the murtherin braste," says Biddy, sputtering the water out of her mouth, " me best petticoat is spoilt intirely. Mat M1aloney, divil a trap will I iver help you to sit for a cat agin." "Don't throuble yourself, Mistress Maloney, ye're played the devil as it is. Niver fear me axin' :a ha'porth o' yer assestance. It's a nath'ral fool ye are to be takin' a baste uv a polecat for a house eat." Mat and Biddy went .cautiously back to the cabin from which the offensive quadruped had takin his departure. Things were turned out of doors, Biddy's petticoat buried, the bud, which fortunately escaped, moved to a near neighbor's the stove moved outside, and for a week they kept Jiouse out of doors, by which time, by dint of scrubbing, washing and airing, the hous.e was rendered once more habitable, but neither Mat or Biddy ha~e forgotten the " strange cat." "MORE'N YOU'LL KEEP."--Some years ago, an old sign-painter, who was very cross, very gruff, rind a little deaf, was engaged to paint the Ten Commandments on some tablets in a church not five miles from Buffalo. Hie worked two days at it, and at the close of the second day the pastor of the church came in to see how the work progressed. The old man stood by, smok ing a ahort pipe, as the reverend gentlemen ran his eye over the tablets. " Eh !" said the pastor as his familiar eye detected something wrong in the wording of the holy precepts; " why, you cnreless old person, you left a part of one of the commandments entirely out; don't you see?" "No; no such thing," said the old man, put. ting on his spectacles; "no, nothing left out ; where ?" " Why, there," persisted the pa'stor ; "here, look at them in the Bible; you hare left some of the commandments out." " Well, what if I have ?" said old obstinacy, as he ran his eye complacently over his work ; " what if I have ? There's a blessed sight more there now than you'll keep!" Another and more correct artist was employed next day. Ax expeditions mode of getting up a row is to carry a long ladder on your shoulders in a crowded thoroughfare, and every few minutes turn round to see if any one is making faces at you.t KIND BUT SIMPLE.-TWO sailors, one Ini, and the other English, agreed reciprocally 1 take care of each other, in ease either- beir wounded in a action about to commence. was not long before the Englisman's l-g wt shot off by a cannon ball ; and on his cdlin to Paddy to carry him to the doctor, aecordin to the agreement, the other very readily compl ed; but he had searcely got his wounded con panion on his back,-when a sebond ball struc of the poor fellow's head. Paddy, who throng the noise and disturbance commonin a sea ei gagement, had not perceived his friend's in misfortune, continued to make the best of I way to the surgeon. :-An oficer, observing hit with a headless trunk upon his shoulders, asks where he was going. w To the doctors," says Paddy. " The doctor?" says the officer, " why, yo blockhead, the man has lost his head." On hearing this, he flung the body from h shoulders, and looking at it very attentivel " By me sowl," says he, "he told me it was h leg." A Goon ANECDOTE.-We are told that ti following conversation was heard among, th I volunteers of the Rio Grande. Scene, nigh Two volunteers wrapped in blarkets, and hul buried in the mud. Volunteer 1st.-" Jim, how came you to vo unteer?" Volunteer 2d.-" Why, Bob, you see, I hav no wife to care a red cent for me, and so I vol unteered-anud besides 1 like tear! Now tell m how you came here?" Volunteer Is.--r Why, the fact is, you knol I-I-I have got a wife, and I came out her because I like peace!" Hereupon both the volunteers turned ore in their blankets, got a new plastering of mut and went to sleep. APPLCAPLE TO THE TIMEsS.-Two gentleme stood candidates for a certain office in the cit of New York, whom we chall name Mr. D. an Mr. L. They were- violently opposed to ea other. By some artifice Mr. D. gained his elec tion. When he was returning home muel I elated with success. lie met an acquaintance. " Well," said D. " I have got the election. I was no match for me. I'd tell you how 1 flun him. If there happened any Dutch voters, could talk Dutch with them, and there I had th advantage of him. If there were any French men, I could talk French with them, and there had the advantage of him. But as to L., h was a clever, honest, sensible little fellow."" Yee sir," replied the gentleman, "and there lie ha the advantage of you." To PREVENT BLOOMERs.-Thle pitent petti coat lifter is a great centre of attraction at th Crystal Palace.- It is thus described: There are four smuall pulleys attached to the waist, underneath the dress, over which an ove small cord, one end of which is attached with diaper pins, severally to the front, rear, ant sides of the skirt, aet about the height of tht knee. The other ends terminate in loops, whic are led into the pockets on either side.. If s lady wishes to go up stairs, she pulls loop Nu I in the right pocket, and instantly the dres rises in front, so that the ascent is made will perfct grace. No. 2 in the left hand pocke elevates the rear in the same manner, and al pulled at once lifts the skirt knee high! A negro preacher was holding forth to hi; congregation upon the. subject of obeying th command of God. Says he, " Bredren, what ever God tells me to do in dis book, (holdin up the Bible,) datt I'm gwine to do. If I see ii it dat I must jump troo a stone wall, I'm gwini to jump at it. Going troo it 'longs to God junpin at it longs to me." SULIM:TY.-'Twas night; the wind howler fearfully among the deserted places of ancien Rome, now sweeping with a dirge.like eadene< o'er some mouldering monument, and ano rushing with awful majesty through the realm of space, scattering destruction on every side An old and sorrow stricken man, bending ':1eatl the weight of years nnd miseiry, opposed hi bosom to the pitiless storm; no son to aid, ni friend to succor him. Lecaning is aged frami upon his staff, and in a voice inarticulate fror emotion, he ejaculated-" By gosh! howv m2 boots leak !" A BLESSING TO THE COUNTY.-A lady not on a visit to Paris, Tennessee, has written to friend hete some particulars of a remarkable ani most exemplary matron of that vicinity, whiei particulars have been committed to us as worth2 of a plice in our columns. The matron in ques lion is a Mrs. D.--, now eighty-seven year; old. S'e ha:d twenty-three living children, an< prayed to the good Lord to give her one more to usake the round atnd goodly number of twcn dozen. Besides these, she hits raised fourteei orphan children. She has educated thirty chit dren-her own, and a portion of the orphans for many years sent nineteen to school in Pari, and their dinners with them. She says tha: none of those she has reared and educated, eve disgratced her or themselves. The girls have at married well, and are :ieh. The boys have at done well-one of her orphan proteges has bee: in Congress, several otliers in thle State legisla tare; there are sundry colonels, &c., amonj them, and all are highly respectable.-Indianapo lie Journa:. "At one time Dwight saw Euniee moppinj the floor. He asked her to come to the door and see a big hawk that was there. She went out and in a moment, I followed to see the lyaw] too. I did not see any hawk, but I did ace Dwight with his arm around Eunice's waist. saw him kiss her, and tell her he didn't wan her to mop floors. She said she could doi better than mother.". This evidence was considered so conclusive that the jary gave the fair plaintiff twenty-fly' hundred itolltars datmages. He, however, is si unreasonable that he has appealed to the Su preme Court. NOTIeE FOR A Se~oorauAsTE.-The follow ing advertisement in the " Bangor Jeffersonian, speaks well for the "eddecation" in Holeston, town on the border of Maine, celebrated as thi residence of a distinguished school director o two: Notice !!! !-Teachir Wantid.-T he scule ii Holeston bein out of proceptor (the larat on< havin been discharged fur want of ineompetive ness.) Noe wan nede aply without tha havr the follerin kwailiferkasun, to whit:-Tha mas not be agin the modereight ace of licker, ko: zum of the skowlers air eddycated to be hicke dealer. Naw we dont warnt, nobodi wvitch be longs to no church seen as how that wood pre gerdis teh mines of the children as menny uj hear dont beleeve no such thing. 1Ie must pro duee satisfacturre evidens that he is .ag.n al fannytie aberlishernests wich: hey see oftin des troyed and dizzolve ower glorious unun. Rytil must, be tort, and outher hyer branchiz. IPose Skript.-It is expected that the tenche wil git his health inehoored, in ordtice that ther me bee noe interupshans ov the skule. MONEY is so scarce in the West, that whe1 two dollatrs meet they are such strangers to eael other that ite onersn~ av to i ntProuce thiff, From the . . eston Courier. o DIVISION OVEMENT. At a public meetin old in Aiken on Tues. dav, the 13th of Nov her, to take into conaid. s eration the propriet" prasticability of diti ding Barnwell and o large Difstrieti, n mo-. tion of Jas. Pervis,. Dr..J. G. e., was ' called to the Chair, .' J. C. Wood, .B". B. k Rodrigues and F. .alker, were appouted , t Secretaries. The Chairman the explained the object of the meeting in a few l lf and pertinent remarks, when on motion o Captain Gideon vans, t it it was T soed', mmittee oT entj.one sie apsisted by the-643ir to pr: pare and-report business for the eons dertion of the meeting. Whereupon the an named the following ngentlemen, as cotfsIttD the said Comnmittee : :Captrain S. S. Fven4JonGr-en,- [r2 E, * Toole, J. 1'. Wise, J. C.'W. McDonald, Col. J. Marsh, Milledge nhrson, Abner W. At. s kinson, Benj. Ha ',Woodard, M. T. Mar shall, Gen. Robinso theney, A18 Frank. e lin, A. Hatcher, . D unkett, Drayton Gantt, L R. bteedman, John .rtney, F. Kennedy and L James Kitchen. f The Committee t retired, and after.a brief absence made the fo wing report through their, t .Chairman. . - R, RT. e Your committee :'ld 0ail the attention of tlLsnt disproprint the meeting, to dies s prportionate e representation of t iistes and the Districts proper; or in the co ion 'j:Hance of the day v of tha Low and the . ntry; and would call s attention to a few stitis facts drawn from recent official returns r - The Parish Distrieth ore sir in -number, viz; t , Beaufort, Colleton, harlestonv(ineluding the a city,) Georgetown, umter, and Orangeburg. t The remaining 23 j,: icial districts, constitute o 1 what is generally caled the -p.country or Dis. r tirets proper. .- ti i The whole tax-paying territory of the Parish t b Districts is only 8,132 square miles: while that h of the Up-Country isp8.528 square miles; or j t more than twice as much as that of the parishes. e The white population of the parish districts fi . in 1850, was but 58,641; whilst that of the Up c country was 221,834. I Basing the calculation as to the property of the two sections,-upon the last federal census, E and the last annual report of -the Comptroller. r I General, and with refeqence to the five items of li lands, implements ald- machinery, live stock, ( , slaves and town lots, including the city of Char- d I leston, and estimating slaves at 8500 per head, tl the wealth of the two' ections stands as follows : a Parishes........... ....$132,044.762 a Up-country.............. 186,013,688 b The number of slaves upon which taxes were paid last year is as follows: f Parishes.......:............160,753 . Up.country.....:............ 221,847 a The six Parish Dis ricts above named have a twenty-three Senatorain the Legislature, while I the Up-country, have but the same number; ii therefore every 3531U Asaqulles of tax-paying t territory in the'Pa es-5 ' Sentor W'rea '1 only one Senator is allowed to every 805 square ii miles of such territory in the Up.country. Again, v every 2550 white inhabitants of the Parishes 5 have q Senator; whereas only one Senator is lI assigned to every 9640 white inhabitants of the s Districts proper. Furthermore. every $5,741,- t< 076 of property in the Parishes is represented to by a Senator; whereas only one Senator is per. b mitted to every $8,087,551 of the Districts. So likewise every 6989 slaaves in the Parishes have A a Senator; whereas only one Senator is given to every 9645 slaves of the Up-country. Edgefield and Barnwell have more than 3100 t square miles of tax-paying territory, and allow- o ing a proper margin for vacant lands, for defec- ri tive surveys, for under returns by some free holders, and for no returns at all by others, to it avoid payment of taxes, it is believed that these B Districts contain at least 3,500 square miles of d surface. it The white population of Edgefield and Barn. A well, was 28,512 in the year 1850 ; and the ag. gregate property of the two Districts is 829,- I 828,075, according to the last federal Census, and the last annual report of the Comptroller ti General of this State, estimated upon the basis 01 before indicated. Edgefield and Barnwell like- it wise paid taxes in the year 1854, for 36,002 ft slaves. These two districts could be divided. so as to al form two new districts, and give either of the d four districts over 800 square miles of territory ; el over 7,000 white inhabitants; and over 87,000,- ei 000 of property ; which is more territory, more n . white population and more wealth than each r: Sof half the present Judicial Districts in the I Stats contain. . ,Edgefid and Barnweli then, have far tnnre ir Sthan sufficient territory, wealth, population or u slaves, than would entitle them to four Senators C -according to the ratio of Senatorial representa- E .tion in the Parishes, ai ,There may be some slight errors in these esti. ti Smates, but your committee feel confident that, rthey will not materially change the result; and ir your committee insist that the five items embra. V ced in the above calculation, are the only legiti- ir mate indices of the relative wealth of the two el sections. .ti Your committee are thus partieular in the ti . matter of Senatorial Representation, because 0: they are advised and believe, that the proposed division of Edgefield and Barnwell, is resisted by U ,the Parishes, uponm the express ground that the a [two districts named, have neither sufficient fi wealth nor slaves to claim two more Senators; U but this is shlown by figures that cannot lie, to 5, be an erroneous impression. al As every 6,989 slaves of the parishes have a Senator, and as Edgefield and .Barnweil have 01 36,002 slaves, it follows that if the senatorial re. ti presentation of these two Districts were base d I! upon the number of slaves they contain, these vi Districts would be entitled, according to the et parish ritio, to five Senators, instead of the two si . they now have, or the four that they claim. t< Again as every $5,741,637 of parish proprety is ti represented by a Senator, and as Edgefield and le .Barnwell have 629,828,075 of property, it like- ti 'wise follows that they should be entitled to more Ii than five Senators. SThere is one point of view, that should be n rtaken, which has been generally overlooked in a regard to this subject, that your Committee awould call to the especial attention of the meet Sing. It is this: As the parishes have an equal a -representation in the Senate with the Districts aand have 61,094 slaves less than the Districts, it y t is clear, that they have senatorial representatton e< for 61,094 slaves more than they possess, and ti r that the Districts proper have senatorial repre- , - sentation for 81,094 slaves less thtan they possess, ai - which would be equivalent to the parishes own- a Sing 160,753 slaves plus 61,094 equaling 221,847 f: -slaves, and the Districts owning 221,847, minus la I 61,094 ,laves equaling 160,753 slaves, which any ai -school boy will prove is equal to the parishes fi ihaving a senatorial representation for 122,188 ti slaves more than they shoutld have and that the fi r Districts have senatorial representation for 122, ft i 188 less than they ought to have. That is to |d say. The djfference in the present representation -ae of the parishes and Districts must be multiplied n iby two to show what would give the two sections si i equal representation, which might be illustrated ti in this manner. 60 A and B enter into a Commercial Partnership mneh putting in $4,000 capital, by some chicnne. yB manage'. to propriate the profits on 1000 .fA's.capital; it is plain that B derives profit rom 5000, whilst A would receive profit from inly 8000, which would be $2000 less than B. Tuking the above data, it will he seen that he Distrlea-would be antitled to 31 Senators, f the Senatorial representation was based on laves. and to give them them the present propor. ional representation of the Parishes it would eqfire 40.Senators. "ius also,'it could be showtbat if the Seg'. ouial representation raa based on wealth, the lisi wueluikeiwii .e eisedte:9-Bena. ors, and according to the " present proportional epresentation of the Parishes" the Districts ingit to have 41 Senators. Again, if based ipon territory, the Dstricts would have 52 lenators; and, if according to the " present pro. ortional representation of the Parishes" they rould hars 81 Senators. And lastly, if the Senatorial representation vas based upon white population, the Districts rould be entitled to 87 Senators ; and if, accor ing to the present proportional representation f tne Parishes, the Districts should have 151 enators. Edgefield, Barnwell and Sumter are the only hree rural districts, whose great extent popu. ition and wealth, require them to have a two eek's court, which is a nuisance that should ot longer be born by a free people. And apart rom the matter of litigation, a voluntary obser once of the law, in these three districts, is a rievious oppression, to guardians, executors, dministrators, trustees, jurors, witnesses, com issioners, and citizens generally. Your com ittee have neither time nor space to present all he arguments, in support of dividing Edgefield nd Barnwell, so as to form the two new dis. riets proposed. Inasmuch as the Courthouse f Edgefield District is situated in a non.central osition, so as seriously to incommode that por. ion of the people of that district, residing on he Saluda side of it, and inasmtch as Edgefield as about 4000 more white inhabitants than larnwell, and inasmuch as we believe, that very section of both districts would be bene. tted by the establishment of two new districts, re recommend the following boundaries of the roposrd districts to your consideration. Beginning at the point where the line between dgetleld and Abbeville intersects the Salada iver, thence down the said river to the Lexington ne, thence along the said line to where McTver reek intersects it-thence across Edgefield irect to where Beaver Dam Creek intersects lie line dividing'Edgefield and Abbeville-thence long the said line to the starting point. The rea included, to constitute one new District to e elled " Butler District." The other new District to be bounded as allows: beginning at the mouth of the Upper 'hree Runs in Barnwell; thence up the said tream along the Tinker Creek tributary to its ource; thence across to the head of Pond ranch, down said branch to where it empties Ito South Edisto, at Davis or Guignard's bridge; lence along the road from said bridge to where intersects-the Charlebton andlinety.six. Road i Orange parish ; thence up said road to Saw. er's Post Office in Lexington; thence to where cTyer creek intersects the Lexington and dgefield line; thence across Edgefield to the aurce of Foxe's Creek; thence down said creek > Savannah River; thence down the said river the initial point. The area included to em race the other new district, to be called the District of Calhoun," with a Court House at iken. As embodying the views of your Committee, ith reference to the object of this meeting and ie best policy to be pursued for effecting that bject, we respectfully submit the following 3solutions : 1. Resolved, That in the opinion of this meet ig the time has arrived when Edgefield and arnwell should be both politically and judicially ivided, so as to form two new, separate, and idepondent Districts, with a Court House at iken, and another at or near the centre of the aluda Regiment, with boundaries as indicated Sthe preamble. 2. Resolved, That in all future elections for 1 Legislature or Congress, for oficees of honor rproht, or for olfices civil or military, we will ivariably vote for that man or set of men, most ivorable to the division of maid Districts. 3. Resolved, That we will never cease to gitte this question until our wrongs are re ressed, and that we eatrnestly entreat all the tizecns of both Districts, but particularly those ubraced within the boundaries of the proposed ew Districts, to unite with us in enforcing our ghts at the ballot box. 4. Resolved, That we exhort the divisionists F Sumter and those of the other large Districts the State, as well as the inhabitants of the pcountry, who are blessed with convenient curt Houses, and not over populous election listricts, to stand by us in their District elections id to instruct their representatives to aid us in me Legislature. 5. gesolved, That in the opinion of this meet. ig the parishes have neither the territory, the roperty, the white population, the antagonistic tersta,nor the superior intelligence which they aim, to entitle them, as a section, to the con. oh of the Senate of South Carolina, and that e time has arrived when a fresh understanding the compromise bargain should be had. 6. Resolved, That the whole up country should ite its forces on every joint ballot in the Leg lature, to exclude all citizens of the Parishes 'om officee, until they shall have consented to a ore exquitable adjustment of our representative sta and a reorganization of our over large aover populous judicial and electoral districts. '7. Resolved, That in case our fellow citizens the up-country differ from us in the policy of e 6th resolution, that then the compromise of 08 should be extended, so as to meet the es of both the up and low country, by tablihing new districts of convenient dimen ons in the former, and giving each a new sea ir, and by forming new senatorial districts in es larger parishes of the latter, so as still to 4 Charleston and the other parish districts have e control of the Senate, or, in other words, the ne 36 30 might be extended. 8. Resolved, That the proceedings of this eeting be published in the Charleston Courier d all the other papers in the State be reques d to copy. Mr. G. D. Tillman being called for, appeared, id advocated the report of the committee. He began by enumerating the many evils hich all large Judicial districts suffered ; he ntended that such districts promote crime, and mat the great extent of Edgefield and Barnwotl naw the prolific cause of the many homicides and yrys that occurred within their borders; that two week's court frequently induced parties to arego an adjudication of their ,ditlioulties by w, and to settle them by their own strong rin; that the difficulty of inducing witnesses -om a distance to attend court, often obstructed e proper administration of justice; that the erce struggles among candidates and aspirants r the excessively lucrative offies of the large istrits, caused suspicion to take the place or onfidence; haughty reserve that of open frank se, and solita~ry individualit y that of generous ciality, which as a natural result contributed > the promotion of crime. . d.,ounaratet the atdvantagea flowing from the efficient discharge of the duties of the police I of the smaller districts, by a parallel drawn be tween several of them. After urging a number of other arguments, pertinent to the subject, he proceed to nay that the friends of Division had two enemies to conquer and two victories to win-one at home and the other at the Legislature-that we had petli:ionod and prayed for division long enough -that if we would succeed, that discussion and the ballot: box -were the weapons which we sbould.use--that truth,justice, and right argu. ments were on our side, and he referred to the federal anji state statistics to sustain our posi tions, He said that, at'iom, alfTneumbenta, candi dates-and aspirants for the district offices of profit, as well as their friends and relatives, would oppose division, because it would diminish the profits of their fat incumbencies-that the citi zens residing at or near the Court Houses would oppose the measure from self-interest ; and that the lawyers would oppose it from the fact that large districts increased litigation, ani that in. stead of seeking business themselves, business was brought to them; and because as a body they were competetors for offices in the gift of the Legislature, which was under the control of the parishes. In the Legislature we would have to contend with the party in power, which is the Parishes. Power is sweet-and as the Parishes have the lion's share, they are as unwilling to give-it up, as an individual would he to part with property that he had obtained unjustly. He then alluded to the fact that the people are permitted to amuse themselves with the sem blance of sovereignty by- electing their petty I militia officers, District police, members of Leg islature and of Congress; whilst the Legislature had the election and appointment to more than ONE HUNDRED of the most honorable, important and lucrative offices in the State. That as the Districts have nearly four times as many white inhabitants as the Parishes, they must necessarily have four times as many aspi rants and candidates for offices in the gift of the Legislature; that these candidates and aspirants, fearful of offending the party in power, were de terred from advocating many measures which their judgment approved, for the good of the people. In this way the leading men of the up. country were bribed to silence and the same influences were generally brought to bear upon the controllers of our newspapers. He next commented with great everity on the vote by ballot in the election of %iicers by the Legislature-said that most of the other States had given all elections to the people, ex cept that of Judges and a few other officers, who as far as he had been enabled to examine the constitution of the several States, where chosen viva voce and in all elections by the people by ballot. That this was right-that the people could then see how their representatives voted in elections, as well as in matters of legislation -that a representative was as responsible for a good vote in the one case as in the other-that in primary elections,.the people are responsible only to themselves-that by this ballot system in the:Legislatwrete pegglcquld not have any officer of their choice whatever, provided their choice did not coincide with that of the repre sentatives-that the ballot covered a mul titude of sins in Columbia-that the votes of up-country Representatives in matters of legis. lation, were frequently controlled by the hope or promise of reward in a fat or honorable office in the gift of the parishes. This he said explained why Edgefield and Barnwel had not, long ago been divided ; why the election of Presidential electors, had not been given to the people, and other wholesome reforms made-that the parish es and their organs were eternally preaching conservatism, and well they might afford to do it, since they control the State as things now stand-that their conservatism was selfskness. not the conviction of enlightened judgment and equal justice to all. He then refuted many ob jections that are urged against small' judicial Districts, and ended his remarks by exhorting the people to adopt the report of the committee and firmly adhere to it in all future elections. The Resolutions were then read and adopted seriatim, without a dissenting voice. Several letters were thetn read from the friends of the cause, bidding it God speed. After which the meeting adjourned to a neighboring grove, to discuss the merits of nu merous carcasses, well adapted to tempt the hungry appetites of 8 or 900 voters, the yeoman. ry of the proposed Districts. J. G. ROWE, Chairman. E. J. C. WooD, B, A. R oDBRIGUEs, Secretaries. F. L WALKER,) CAMtELS FOR THE UNITED STATEs-A corres pondent of the New York Tribune in a lktter dated the 15th ult. at Constantinople, says: The American storeship Supply, commanded by Lieut. comdt. David D. Porter, son of the first minister to Turkey, the late commander Uavid Porter, arrived here some days ago. In her arrived also Mlajor Wayne of the United States army. You are aware that the Supply has been attached to the War Departmenut by the Secretary of the Navy, for the purpose of conveying a number of camels to the United States. In pursuit of this object, she has visi ted Tunis, Smyrna and Salonica. At the former place she took on board three camels, one pre sented to the United States government by the Bey, and two purchased. These have already been on board some sixty-five days, and from their excellent appearance clearly show that an ordinary voyage across the Atlantic would not affect their health In the least. They are grow ing quite fat under the diet and idle life which they lead-on shipboard. ' 1 hear that the Sultan designs offering Captain Porter, for his Gov ernment, a number of the best camels to be had at this piace. Every person is quite well on board of the Supply. Capt. Porter, Major Wayne, and M. Heap, have gone to the Crimea to examine the Bactrian camels with two humps, in use there. They will also be able to visit the ruins of Sebastopol. Ma. WEBsTER's EsTAT.-The executors for the estate or!Daniel Webster, have sent printed circuiare to persons having claims against the same, in which it is stated that the net amount of assets in their hands is 635.180 89, and the amount of claims is about .115,000. The exe cutors are now making a distribution among the creditors. They divide twenty and three-quar ters per centum, retaining In hand about one per centum to defray expenses and charges in the suit against the city of New Orleans for a claim of $25,000 for oounsel fees in the Gaines' controversy.-Boston Transcript. A CAsNw WRrEsS.-A person who was recently called in Court, for the purpose of prov ing the correctness of a doctor's bill, was asked by the lawyer, whether lithe doctor did not tmake several visits after the patient was out of danger?1" "No," replied the witness, "I consid ered the patient in danger as long as the doctor continued his visits!" GAM#E AnoLIsnED.--The annual game of football, which for tinie immemorial has taken place between the Sophomores and Freshmen at Yale College, has been discontinued. The rea son given is, that it is a gauto beneatit the digni ty of grentlemn For the Advertiser.._ TEE GtOLDEN THE PIOUS GO'D (I have seen this anecdote is prose and hasp at. tempted to write ;t in'verse.) . A certait Rajah,'as we're told,. Wanted a Kriahnu of pure gold, Idol of virtues manifold, For e'ena'as now, in ihbes of old; The age, by poets styled, of gold' Trusting the metal to the mould Was easier than regaining it. So pondering long on measures best To put the goldsmiths to the test, His mind was long deprived of rest, Ere he could well mature one. At length a plan was so arranged - 'le precious ore could not be changed;. No particle could be estranged The scheme was such a sure one.. The Rajah his intentions told To all the goldsmiths young and old,. * That he to one would trust the'gold. On one or two conditions. "Not," added he, " that I suspect,. Duplic.ty or e'en neglect; But sland'rous tongues will thus be shekt 'Twili banish al suspicions." " The terms are these, they're far from hard You'll be lock'd up and under guard;. TriBes, compar'd with the reward Of those who live in story: You'll also, when your work you quit,. At noon, your clothes to guards remit;. 'Tis all to which you need submit To gain immortal glory." Now whether lack of pious zeal, Which worldly men are slow to feel,. Or interest, which spring and wheel Of smiths since Vulcan's day is, Did operate on old and young, 'Tis said that no one found a tongue,. - Nor asked to be extolled and sung, Tho' sweet the voice of praise is.. At length howe'er the spirit moved. A youth who:glory, int'rest lov'd,. And having in his mind resolved,. Thoughtdlhey might be united, "Great Prince," said he, " be mine-lhe task; Glory, not interest I ask;. These egotists have dropped the mask." The Rajah was delighted:. The gold was weighed, the modellshown,. The youth lock'd up to work alone,. That is with guards from morn.till noon;. 'Twas all the time required. . Then home returned to fabricato. A brae rishnt* The same as that he made the State,. Against the day desired. He worked with ardor morn and n'ght;. Each piece was so exact to sight,. That which the false or wh::h.the-right,. 'Twould puzzle to discover;: For having filled, with pond'rous lead,. The fete div'ne like mortal headi Of bras, that it might serve insteadi Of gold, was gilded over. The work complete, the Rajah.vowedi Some great reward should he allowed; Our pions youth most humbly bowed, And said, " Your approbation,. Great prince, to this my ardent pray't,. That I may be allowed to bear To Ganges this our God so fair,. The day of consecration." " Be Is," the Rajah said : the day Arrived, behold the long array',. The youth, the gayest of the ga, The~num'rous guards surroonding", Advancing to the sacred stream, The shore with multitudes did teem, The banners shining in the beam, With shouts the air resounding. The flood is gain'd, the youth itumersed To play the part be had rehearsed, Prepared to quench his pIous thirst With water of the Gang..; And plunging with the God in hand, Amid the shouts of those on land, Leaves the pure Krishnu in the s:d, And for the brass one changes. You ask how came brass Krishnu theme; The youth had ta'en especial care All things in order to prepare For his great transmutation. Ha-therefore wisely thought Is goei& To place brass Krishnu in the flood, To wait until the gold one would B - pleased to sake his station. IRA. A PLAN SPOEEN WITNEss.-" Facts, are stubborn things," said a lawyer to a female wit ness under examination. The lady replied: " Yes, sir.ree; and so arc women, and if you get anything out of me, just let me know k." " You'll be comwitted for contempL." U Very well, Ill suffer justly, for I feel the utmost eon. tempt for every lawyer Dresent." CARTRDGES Fos Tua CRuIa.-The Mon treal Chronicle or the 16th instant states that the comnmissarlat advertises for a vessel to con vey six thousand barrels of cartridges from Quebec to England. The large consumption of ammunition in the present war not only exhausts all that the mills can make, but will case the larger Dart of the contents of the provincial magazine. to be called out of their slumbers into actual service. AN auctioneer in Detroit, a few days ago, while in the act of knookinig down ant arIIle to a purchaser, let the hammer slip from hle hand, and thus most usnexpeotedly struck a lady in the crowd, knooking her down. He was arrested and fined 35. thre Justice not allowing an auc tioneer to knock down purchasers as well as the things they purchase. A person out, West is offering for tale gras sed gathered from the "path of reethoude A religious professor foarm that the path most be badly overgrown with gras, as it is so ittle traveled now-a days. THE very monumenta men raise to perpetuate their names, consume and miould eway them selves, and prolaim their own me hlly,,as well as testify thlat of others. RATanI. Suat.r..-We onee hoerd a Vermon tor express his opinion of a porsoa irn the fol lowing style of classes: " I could take," said he," the. little end of nothing, whittle it douto a point, punch out the pith of a horse har,put in forty thousand such souls as his, shak, them up, and they'd rttle."