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TO'TE INTENDANT AND COUNCIL OF TEE TOWN Or SUxErz. 7trnMt.5ixX,-As Secretary of a Committee, for investigating the character and designs of a certain Mrs. Emerson, who lectured in this place Wednesday evening last, and was regarded with suspicion, by some of our most worthy and re spectable citizens, havitg been appointed to make a report of-the proceedings of said Committee to your honorable body so that you might act in regard to the said Mrs. Emerson as should scent proper to von under the circumstances, I beg leave most respectfully to act in accordance with my instructions. The Committee, as soon as the lecture, or rath er tirade of abuse against X uthern ladies had been concluded, and the after performance of examining heads commenced, informed Mrs. Em erson of the injurious reports in circulation cot cerning her, and demanded, as an act of justice, both to herself (if innocent) and our quiet con munity, that she should state and prove her rea sons for coming among us, and acting in such an anomalous manner. They said, that in the opinion of many respectable citizens there were good grounds for suspicion in her case. She came from a portion of the Union, hostile to our sec tion and institutions-openly advocated doctrines totally repugnant to the Southern mind and feel ings. and her unwomanly mode of acting, worthy of the most abandoned of her sex, showed her self no unlit instrument for the accomplsaihnent of aty nefarious scheme or mission eutrusted to her. 'Moreover, she came in a strange manner. no one with her, by private conveyance, carrying with her a !anterna and side-.addle. In conclu sie)n the Committee, in a respoctful mannier, asked that she wouldl allow them to search her baggage~, remnarkintg that if she were really guil ty, the community ought to know it ; but, if on the other hand. sie were innocent, it was inmpor tant that her innocence should be maude appare-nt. Uptn her* hesitating, andi urging the great amount of trouble, she would be exptosed to, in overhauling all of her baggage, the Committee offered to recompense her for the incon veniecet she was put* to, Provided upon a tor-ony search -t he~ ausnicione-a nd chargesalleoed agrainst her should appear entirely withot undation. Finding there was no way in which she couald avoid an investigation, she at length. conseted to a seearch. Accordingly the Commtaittete followed her to her Hotel, where, upon an examination of her effects, they found matter which fully corro borated their. worst suspicions. Upon inspec tion of her papers, they came to the conclusion that she was a philanthropist of the Madame Beeeher Stowe order ; andi that her mission among us, if for no worse purpose, was to collect material for a worksimnilar to L ncle Tomn's Cabin. A list of her correspondents was discovered, which embraced residents of almost every State north of Masona's & Dixon's Line-most of them, indeed, appeared to live in (Jhio--the very hot bed of abolitionism, and she, herself, was proved to be fromu Cincinnati, after having said in the early part of the evening that she was from Vir ginia l l Among extract-s cut from variouas papers and found in her'possession, were accounateol negroes being burned-insurrections-effects of ntegro preaching-advertisements of an indlividual wish ing to purchase a likely yuntg negro woman, &c. One of' the Committee certified that he saw her extract a letter from an envelope and secrete it. She bitterly denied the truth of this asser tion, lint at any rate, the envelope was found empty, addressed to somec one in Massachausetts. The Committee (wet and wearied, having been caught in a shower, while going from the lecture room to the Hotel) convincee1 of her guilt from the partial examination they had made, did not think it necessary to go through all her baggage. Before the Committee was discharged a mo tion was made to sell her conveyance and other thintgs belonging to her-give her the proceeds and send her and her remaining effects back to the North1 by public conveyanice as speeidily as possible; but more moderato counsels, and it was resolved to report the proceedings and discove ries of the Committee to the town Council, which, after due deliberation, might act as seemed most becoming, and also, that there should be a pub lication of the transaction in the Sumter Watch man, so that the people of the district, State and country at large, might be put upon their guard. The Committee beg leave to 4tate, that they acted as gently and respectfully as they possibly could under the circumstances. But though a woman, she has put hterself outside ot' the pale of woman's privileges, and deserv-es no respect ful consideration. The abolitionists afraid of receiving the pun ishmuent due their rascality, and yet desirous of carryinag on their nefarious schemnes are trying to carry out their plans and screen themselves fr-om puntshmnent by the aid and instrumentality of their women. Relying upon Southern gallantry and generosity, they pick up abandoned charac ters who will do anything for money, and send them down here to corrupt our slaves and belie our institutions thinking becauise they are women they will lbe safe fronm Southern violence and re proach. The above is a true statement of facts, and each and evcry member of the Committee call upon you to act decisively, and for thte comn mon good and welfare of our country. ]na behalf of Comnmittee, CH ARL.Es WEsLE WOLFE, Sec. ST. Lotas, March 23. K~a~sis FaEE. S'r.trE CoNVa!.voN.-The To - peka correspondent of the Democrat says the Kansas Free State Convention in session there had under consideration a platform embraced in a series of resolution, setting forth that the peo ple of the Territory cantnot pearticipate in an election under the Constitutional C.>nvention nct without compromisinag their rights as Americana citizenS and jeopardizing the public peace ; that the Topeka Constitution is ali the choice of a majority of the- citizens of the Territory; andI urging Congress to grant the ~immediate adlmis sion of the Cerritory, as a State, into the Untion under said constitution. The resolutions also recomtmend an appeal to the ballot-box to settle the difference.', and express a determination to abide by the prineigloof squatter stovereignaty as enunciated in the Kansas and Nebriaska act. Tus Wmtu Hesrr Arrzn OmFEu.-South Ca roina is the most D~emocratic Staetein the Union. The Democratic majority is so overwhelaming that there has not been a contest in the State for I ostanot, member of Congress, or quy other --:,rc~-t puiioan for miany years, on party grounds. One would naturally suppose, there fore, that o all people in the world the South Ca liuians would be the most ravenous for the spoils of ofiee--it' there were aniy troth in the .ch rgea of Know Nothingisn aaist the Demo erav. Such, however, is not the case. It is stated that there were but four office seekers in Washington city from South Carolina, among the thsauds who had gone thitheron pilgriuuatge 4th March, instant. 'Thi6 fact is honorable to the State of South Carolina and to the Dento eracy of the South.-Colunubnx San. Elyt Glovertimr. ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR. EDGEFIELD, S. C. WEDNESDAY, APItIL 1.1357 PRAY EXCUSE V. Owin: to a great crowd of advertisements this week we are reluctautly compelled to defer several obituary notices until our next isue. A TRE IT FOR NEXT WEEK. We have jurt receive- a long ,ad quite interesting letter froth C. W. S., at Brunswick, Ga1., which we wil publish next week. f' hope friend S. will continue his furors from time to time. REAL ESTATE S.ALE. See the advertisement of Rev. C. I. W K.tIrrrx, offer lug his valuable tract of land near this Village fur sale; and also, read that Card of W. W. CuEaveu, Esq., of Albany, Ga., offering over two hundred lots at public auction, in the tlourishing town of Albany. ANOTHER NOMINATION. The Laureusville Hrruld, of the 27th, ult, contains the announcement of Mr. C. P. ScLiV.t's name for Congress. AND ANOTHER. The name of ten. A. C. Joxxa i.. also announced in. the same paper for the samie post. ACCIDENTS. A severe accident occured to Mrs. FnAgrextand the el der Mrs. Miass of our village. on Sunday last, a few mile. from this place. They were in a carriage and going down a very stoop and rough hill, when the tongue broke and the carriage was upset with great violence. Mrs Maas, we regret to learn, had several ribs fractured ; and Mrs. FiAzisa also suffered severely from cuts and bruites. A buggy immediately in front, in which were the Iev. Dr. M.rsL- and Dr. 1t. T. Mans, was knocked to pieces by the concussion of the falling carriage, but without injury to either of thema. We learn that the dwelling of Mr. PnexAs Rorea was burned down on Friday evening last, and little or nothing in the way of cloihing or furniture was waved. The cause was an aceident. . OUR VILLAGE MERCHANTS. It will be seen that our Merchants have at length received their New Spring and Summer Goods. BLAsD A BUTLR, 19. C. Env.tN and Eusoxu PEsN, Dry Goods Merchants, have certainly splendid Goods, and all are selected, we are told, with unusual taste and judgment. M. LxuScnt-ILTZ, Ready Made Clothier, is also in town again, i ihl-a .tore trowded to overflowing with every article suitable for the outfit of a gentleman. We bespeak for those gentlemaeau. one and all, a liberal patronage. because they deserve it. Turn over and read their advertisements. .; Giva particular attention to the Cards of Messrs. Wx. SnaAa. WuX. 11. Ca.tse and 1noo & N.ansI.L., of Augusta. Gia. These gentlemen are well known to our community as liberal and honorable merchants. TO OUR " LIIGHT" tIUBSCRIBERS. Wa this week commence sending thu Advertiser to such subscrib'ers tn the -Southerat Light" as had paid for the second Volume of that Journal. andl whose namee were not on our list. We trust they will be pleased with the Advertiser, and will long continue .ur patrons. Those persons who were taking bonth papers, and I zad paid for the Second volume of the " Light," will cave that amount refunded to them in cash, or credit given ian our subscription book, as they may think : proper en aipplication to D. R1. DLts~oiL at this office.] PLANTING AT LAST. Every one has gone to planting att last. Within the last week the great bulk of the corn erop has oeen put in the ground; and we hoar of some far. .aers who inttend goinag right on to cotton planting this week. Would it not be well to look aiut for that old "full moon ina April ?'' The Iluteha rerrd thant pre ciso period of the Sp.ring with ever-great npprehen sioan. Might it not be wvell to let your cotton miss its influences by planting a little later-say about the 15th. A fter all, we doubt if much is gained by plant ing cotton any earlier than this. It 'grows off' finely and eatches up with the foremost almoust invariably. MRS. EMERSON. This female lecturer has been 'supervised' by the good people of Sumter village. It aplpears that she is an emissary of Abolitionism, and sonme say is on an. expedition for the purpose of gathering up materials. for another such production as -Unacle Tomn's Cabin." Papers and letters were found in her possession which directly criminate her in this poinat of view. She l'as I said, wherever she has been, that she was fronm Virginia. [t is ascertained now that Ohio is her home. The in.. dividual was in our town some weeks back, and at tempted to lecture ; but her audience (a very small one) quit in disgu.st and the affasir tended towards a row at its winding up. She cursed a little and left. THlE EDGUEFIELD LYCEUM. i Is it an entity ? Has it identity ? Or like many ther things we atrike up here, has its "fait" been al readly written ? The Thespian branch of the concern is unquestionably extinct, after a shirt but brilliante season. In the other departments nothing at all baa been done. We were to have lectures, debates, &c. Are we to have theam yet? We really hope so. They would be a great relief in the dull hot eveninags of the approaching summer. Other village.., we observe, are suceeding in things of the kind. Why not Edgefiehl ? We have as amuch taste and talent ase the rest. We an turn out a go.u.d house at almo.-t any time on short otice. Wo can fill a lecture room with an audience highly appreciative of anything good. It we cant get speakers fromt abroad, why not try at home. Will ot the Preaidenat of the Association besgin the work by one of his chaste and inateresting addresses ? Will net the vice-president follow ? If' no one else will, we will undertake the third oecaei',n ourself. In thils way. we might be the means of amusemnent and in-. struction to others, and of imaprovemnent to oursolves. Suppose we do so. WH AT'S BECOME OF PORTER I c Porter's Sparit proffered to exchange with the conn- f try papers upaon the single condition that they would C pblish his prospectus. We not only did that but li gave his paper a first rate notice in ana edlitorial paras graph. And now the Spirit's visits have stopped. We r dnt care a straw, Mr. Poarren: but. auch conduct is wrong and deserves public reprehension. You said ou did'ut care to receive anything more than that number of esach paper which contained your prorpee tes, andt that this w~ould conmnanud your papler for onae k~ ear. Yet you stoap it at the end of less than a quar- a en. Bethink you! is this ian keeping with the genial a rfession of your glowing spirit?b A HEARTY REPULSE. r Did any poor fellow ever receive a nmore energetic s epulse than the onte enonveyedt in thae follawing gem d f a love-letter. We paicked it up in the roadl yester- e lay and feel it to he our duty to paresent it to our fair ~ eaders a' a mosdel 'ian its way. W hp therite ti rill parint it rratirn et Ilteraiim et (sans) punactualisa. dear sir i wish ta knew whaen i ever made a engage. ent with you what a stupied fool you are i like to n know did i ever love suach a looking thing as yeun o you rekon that i ever lovedl you if youa thaink that al am youar suagar lump yoau are very muaach isataken L lie violets nmay Ihe bluertthe rose.. umacy he real hut caere b at for you MISS NANCY WVALJKER. ps? Osar of the editors of the New York Day d look, with his wife and children. wcre anmong tho t oisoned guests at the iNatimda Ho'tel, Was'hinton. I complains indignantly of being fed on "rat soupp t two dollars and a half a day." & d MISCLLANEOUS ITEMS. ,$'- Tia Russian Government has engaged Wil liam W. Leland, of New York, and a number of other Americans, to raise the sunken fleet at Sebastopol. pe- TRnE Iis a man out West so forgetful of faces, that his wife is compelled to keep a wafer stuck on the end of her nose, that he may distinguish her from other ladies: but this does not prevent him from mak ing occasional mistakes." _S- Tie poetic production of "W" is respectful ly declined. In the present state of our political af fairs it would be out of season. .2-- Otin Fisu.-A gentleman sent his black ser vant to purchase a fresh fish. He went to a stall, and taking up a fish, he began to smell it. The fish monger observing him, and fearing lest the bystanders might catch the scent, exclaimed ; " hallo! you black rascal, what do you smell my fish for?"e" Mo no smell your fish, massa." " What aro you doing, then ?" "Me talk to 'em, massa." "And what do you say to the fish, my friend ?" " Me ask him what news at sea, dat's all, massa." "And what does he say to you?" " Ie says he don't know; he not been dare dip tree week." J. Gmc'. GARurlsovo,, Hon. J. P. KIWA~nn, Maj. C. IL SOBaE and Col. A. G. Sexxwa have declined be somcing Candidates for the vacancy in' the U. S. House of Representatives from the Fourth Congressional District of this State. .W Riv. Tuoxas H1. SvIxsa, of Honesdale, Penn ylvania, was surprised lately by a surprise party of is people who left behind them for his enjoyment a purse of thirty gold eagles. ;jtJrnoc Divirrs has given his decision in favor of the validity of the marriage, in New York, of John Dean with his employer's daughter. The wife is to dwell with her husband, as she ought, and he is to Lovu and cherish her as he has promised to do. This narriage has furnished material for .a drama which s.i been produced at the Bowery Theatre. It is tyled, '* Romiance in High Life, or the Coachman sud the lHeiress." )r~t I-4 1657, a man was prosecuted in London for selling coffee, then just introduced as a "nuisance cnd prejudice to the neighborhoud." sD- THE Charleston Courier, of Saturday, makes he decrease in receipts of cotton, at all the ports, to latest dates, 239,313 bales. The Savannah Republican, of same day, makes the lereasu 248,03S bales. gg C. P. St.I.vAN, Eiq., has been announced ;hrough the Laureusvilie Herald, as the choice of ' Luurens & Abbeville," to Represent the District in Congress in place of the late Hon. P. S. Brooks. fa Tua Hon. James Gadsden, late Minister to Mexico, has contributed five hundred dollars to the Ladies Calhoun Monument Assooiation," of South Carolina. ;, T. B. Cnews, Esq., has succeeded Mr. James Iielingsworth in the Proprietorship of that ably con luted journal the Abbeville Banner. Messrs. Davis k Crews, will hereafter preside over the affairs of he B-anner. - Wi were shown, yesterday morning, (says he Charleston Courier of the 25th inst.,) a sample if early peas, from Mr. Wm. C. Hleriot's farm, on tshly river, near the city-the first of the season. he pods are full, and the grains perfect. Our sup ilies of this important vegetable will be much earlier his year than the last. j0 Oir. Bri.r.. the great violin player. says he aas lost in this country all he valued-his health, his noney, and his good name-and lie has determined :o seek refuge at his home in 'Norway. py Iv is authentically stactedl that Mr. Brecken-] ridge, who, it is said, doelined the missiun to Spain romu a want of' suffieient meanis to support in a po 'er manner the splendiir of an .\merican Ambassador, as .since that time been very sucesnful in land specu ation.is in Wilscon.n and is now worth upwards oif tlDO0,000,I indepensk.ot of his prospects for the next resiudenry. p~r M~stv ;uppose Perry Davis to be very scalthy from the immense sales of the Pain Killer, ,ut his benevolence equals his income. Hie is acqluir nc; a reputation more valuable than gold. Tua tlovernorshlp of Kansas has been tendered to lon. Ilohert J. Walker, and, that of Utah to lion. Fayetto Mc-Mullin. VIDDERS. Uncle Bob. What's your opinion of widows, Tom ? Tom. Pretty fair. They certainly know a thing r two; and the wily arts of pleasing are generally llustratod inc them to considerable perfectioin. I've notion of paying cay devours to one of them, uncle. Uncle li. Sn I guessed, which wae my reason for ropounding the question to you. Torn. Well, Unclo Bob, dlont you approve of moy otioni Unccle B. Not adteactly, hear what St. Paul says f them: " And with all they learn to be idle, wan ering about from house to house ; and not only idle, ut tattlers also, and busy-bodies, speaking things rich they on;:hmt not." Steer clear of that kind of attle. Tonm, if you dont wish to catch a Tartar. here are son pretty, sweet exceptions to thme apocs c's general rele, I readily admit. lBut. in the main, say-" stand from under when 'vidders' arc about." [Tom looked somewhat startled at Uuele Bob's ye-1 emence; but merely took a fresh chew of tobacco ud forthwith chaniged the subject.) FOUR IMPORTAINT RULES. Observe the following rules closely and a wise imnic ys you will be more than apt to succeed in your sinpiormal concerns. I. A sui.abcle place for every thing, and everything a its place.] 2. A proper time fur everything, mind everything one in its time. 3. A distinct name for everything, and everythming aled by its nanmo. 4I. A certain use for everything, and everything ut to its use. ANIAGRAM1S. It is fucnny to observe the peculiarity of some of the e-t nnmagramus. We appenmd a fow for the benefit of ur juvenile friends: Asrtosoais, tranl'l,0.sod, .fornms No M(ona STAncs. EGAr "~ "' 'NEAv Lao. IiirAiaTI' " "' TiM IN A PET. IAviulmostY " " INro MY ARfM. MiusmncrPcAN " " MIIND is MAP. RxvotecvoN " " To Lovxacies. T:Leaarus " " Gmtvar Hiatrs. G s. M. L. BtsN.L?.-The Lexingtou Flag, a oigte proceedi:sg of Court, and the istinguished genmtlenmn in. attendancee, says: " We arc happy to meet. Gen. M. L. Bonchamn, andidate for Congres's, 'rco visits Lexington :r the pucrpose ofr becomiing acquainted with urjeole. If a fine pe-rs pnatl appe*aranice is a od passpiort to public farvor, .tis gentlemn -rtinily stanids a fatir c-hance, for in this respet ature has done a good de al for him. We we.re articulatrly struck with hi u resemblance to the I iented Brooksi, of whonm we learn lhe is a dis tit relative. Of Gen. .Ponhacm's ahility anid tess for the post to whick hale aispires, we must ~ae every onie to judge for himself. It is ncot nown focr certain who ma tle oither candidates; nd as the election has nott yet beeni ordered nid will ncot take place intil .I une, pcerhapls noct 1 efore October, it will I se tinie eciough to stay ho hmas the best claim to the Reprsentative >bs of Carolinma's chi'nlranar~ and mchl loved c, wheni it shall be pc Bitive-li .knowcn what cani dates acre in the field. We are assured, how ver, that twoc ofl the e: cdidlates actomated have itdrawnc, viz : Co.'t. c. ~.S~ummrer. of this dlis iet, and Mr. Suiber, of: Newberry ' of the others e are uniable at pres tnt tom spmeak.' INTEIIF:sTIXO it-c- go.--Gen. IA Vega, the ecxican General, ise stoppin at Willatrds' hotel, SWashington, as 'in also Oo. May,, who took a Vega's guns, and made him prisener at the atte of Pale Alto; and to complete the curi. is re-umiton, Col. Magzrader, to whom Idlay hanc d La Vega over for safe-keeping, is at ithe samlie tel. It musat he ple-asant as well as sti gestive see these warors aissemubled at time sat ne din r table, hobnobbing in a friendly wa) -, and >pping champagne corks instead of nine pouni For the Advertiser. ONOERT EY THE YOUNG LALIZS OF TE EDGE - FIELD COLLEGIATE INSTITVTE. On Wednesday evening the 25th of Mnreh, a ,one-ert was given in the Masonic Hall by the oung Ladies of the Edgefield Collegiate Institute. 'his Institution, as is known to many of the read rs of this paper, is under the charge of the Rev. ,BAaLF.R A. RAYMOxD and LADY, who have for a umber of years past, taught pupils most succes 'tly, in the solid and ornamental branches of edu :ation in our Village. A 'considerable number of oung Ladi s performed upon the occasion of which we now speak. Severil showed great pro. iciency in their performance upon the piano, and ethers in singinuT. 'late pupils who sane, were ar -anged into clrsses and acquitted themselves hand inmely and much to the deligttof a large and re ined audience in attendance. +When all did well, t might he invidious to draw comparisons, but. ierhaps the most attractive part of the exhibition, was the performance of the juvenile class. Many >f the songs of this class andof the others, were .eautiful, and produced a thrilling eilect. The young ladies were all arrayed in costume suitable o the occasion, and radiant as.they were in youth tad beauty, excited great admiration particularly, nuong the bachelors present.' The Masonic Hall s well adapted for Concerts, and it is to be hoped Before many mouths elapse, that other exhibitions ike the above, will be given ipsit. L. Fur the Advertisera. - ALONE! ALONE! Father ! .ure thy curse is on me, That alone I'm daoom'd to go, Braving life's tempestuous froubles, With no friend to share my woe. I have battled many an hour, 'Gainst the soul's dark evening ; Yet no eye look'd on the confliet, Or my triumph cared to see. And when I've hung my spirits harp Upon life's bending willow tree, Rough hands have blindly !truck the chords Hands that knew not its master key. Tell me ! good Maker of us all! For every heart was strung by Thee, If there's no earthly casketholaeth One sweet harp attuned for me. Am I always thus to walk, A stranger all unlov'd, unknown, In this great and crowded world, Am I to be always alone 1 Oh ! if thus my life's to be, All friendle-s, loveless and unblest ; Far sweeter would the dark tomb be Where the earth-weary are at rest. Father midst a world of strdngers, I am sad and lone in heart; Oh! give me wings! bright shining wings! Oh ! let the lonely one depart. ETTA. For the Advertiser. " This know also, that in the last days perilous Imes shall come." Mr. EI'?rnTa:-These are great days.we live in, ad a wonderful age ; but above all and greater han all the improvements in the arts, science and agriculture, the inventions ofithe age in which we ie in, all taken into consideration, the " Revi ion," so called of the Scriptures, caps the elimax. suppi se these great teadhers of the present, times mdertake to inform us th'at since the days of King ames until now, we have been in the dark about he word of God, and all the .ireaahing has, been a :unuingly Devised Fable of man, and not the pure vord, and all christians have been most egre ueously mistaken, and thejr faith has been in rain, and they have believed in vain, and they have een found false teachers~,. Go and his word. Nw, Sir, if 'thiis he true, and rea::not come to my other rational conclusion, from the fact that it mas to undergo an entire correction, and they are rise heads that have made the great discovery. What do you think is the condition of the world mince that time until now 13 Why, sir, the people hat have received the truth in the love of it have een mistaken, and we that live now are in no ettcr condition. Now, sir, this thing, if I am not nistaken, had its origin at the North, where all .ppuriuns doctrines have their beginning, and where till projectsi are concocted alone for the purpose of ulling the people anl making money, and this is ie of them. Therefore, to make money they have sdopted this plan of setting aside the Bible we ve, and pubalishing an other that they would call evised, corrected and made better; and what is still more astonishing is, that the people at the outh are taking it up to help carry out their pur oses, and lecturers are emaployed to go round to nake speeches on it and raise money to carry it iut. They tell us that of all the Othodox Churches, here is one to represent his Church, as a scholar, 'aithully to correct these mistakes and blunders wd make it plain. We heard one of these ILectu s not long age, and he attempted to show the >eople where the mistakes were, and the uitter onesense of some of thme passages of the Bible, mnd so on. Now, sir, if there is any object, a part from ma cing money in this matter, it is to be found in this, tamely, that each denomination wants to put a rord to suit his peculiar notions of what it ought be. The Baptists wants to strike cut the word ' Baptise " and insert " Immersion ''-the Metho lists wants to take away both, " Baptise " and 'Immersion " and write " Sprinkle "-and .nm i to the end of chapter, with other notions of orms and doctrines, that they wish to get rnd of, mad put in something, that to their notions of vhat it ought to he and stilt thema better; and rhen this is accoinplishied they will be satisfied md the Bible none the better, but, woe and the eople the samte. If these selfish bigguts had the good of man at heart, both as regards the' te.mpo ad and eternal good of uman, and woul go about rying to amieliorate the condition of their fellows, md striving to suppress intidelity, and to advance .he moral condition of the world by teaching the orals of the Bible instead of trying to revise bem, I think they would be acconmplishing a great leal nure good than they will by the latter. Sir, a great ntmnber of other inhabitants of this rrld, who had no o'.ber gtuide bttt the present lih~e ha* died in the faith it. taught, and have oe to heaven, and thiousanmds still living in the ame fia ithi, will get there too-and if this be true ad it cannot be contradicted:--then in all com ion .tense what is the use of a better Bible'! The ray 's made so plain in the present Bible, we have, bat a. "way-faring man, though a fool, need not rr tlerein." I have seen seine who are good, of .11 deominationis, who are opposed to the plan, ad I, for one, speak out my eternal disapproval of to thme last. To undertake to revise and correct the errors of he Bible, is no small undertaking, at least at this te age of the world; and men should niake it a iant.ter of great und serious, and cotntinued prayer udl fasting befo're they attempt such a stupendous r~ork, vhich shall not only last thbrough the re.t generation, but shall endiure through all oming generatiorns, if, provided our childrenm do ot id out some mistake too, and think them elves still more competent to the task, thain was heir Fathers; and set to wourk to do thme very same king over, and think it in better style and more uitable to their notions of Greek, Hebrew and Those who hiaves taken the paitis of searching the criptures daily for themselviu, understand the spirit of the Bible a great deal better than they, r fer ..ho hae undae n Cn revise it, And If the men who have started this work would preach and teach by precept and example more than they do, or have done, there would not be so much Ig norance in spiritual matters as there is. But any thing in our days for making money, and somse men would re-sell the Saviour for fifteen dollars, jf he was on earth again, in order to make money, much less to revise the Scriptures. I would ad vise all good people to desist from having any hand in this wild and mischievous and sacrilegious undertaking of so , aed "wise heads," who are striving to gull the world by s- tting forth strange doctrines. Now, I believe from what I can hear and learn, that the mode of administering the ordinance of Baptism is where the Denominations split. Some contend that Baptism by immersion is the only vglid mode and way that it can.bc done, while oth ers, more charitable, say that if a person is sprink led or immii rsed it is all correct and Scriptural. Now, as regards the latter conclusion we are of the same opinion, for the manner of Baptism and mode is not carried out as the ancients did it, or say how it should be done, for they inform us to immerse is to take the candidate up in arms and carry him or her from the edge of the water and lay them down in it-not as we do in our day, viz: make the i erson Baptise themselves half by walk ing to the place in the water to where the Preach er is standing, and he takes hold of them and Baptises the other half. Moreover I do not find in the Scriptures any specified mode for Baptising, more than for taking the Sacrament. For neither of these Religious rights and ceremonies is there any way laid down how it shall be done, whether plunged or sprinkled, so it is done in the name of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. So with taking the Sacrament-it does not matter how the people take it as to form, for there is no rule laid down. So you may take it sitting, kneeling or standing, so long as you do it, and to perpetuate the death and passion of our Lord. Now the world cannot prove positively as to the form of which our Saviour received Baptism. It is true the Scriptures inform us that he went down into the water, and was Baptised by John in Jor dan, but that is all. It does not say whether John plunged or sprinkled him, and all that have been or may be written on this is speculation of men, for no one knows anything as to the mode, "Into " does not suppose under, for if this be the case when our Saviour went upinto the mountain, then he was under it too; or if we said a man went down into the river or creek, and watered his horse, no one would be so silly as to suppose the man and his horse was under the water, but we would suppose that " Into " meant hardby or close at the water. But be this as it may. let a man be soundly converted and the spirit of God will direct him in the proper way, be that as it may. Then away with your " new Revision of the Bi ble." We understand the old one well enough as rega ds the plan of Salvation. As regards the so called Revision of the book of Job, where his wife tells him to " curse God and die," they have it " bless God and die." Now, if any body can show us any sense in this, we are at a loss to see. Tell a man to do a thing lie has been doing all his life, in order to rid hin of his troubles, and then in the Lord's Prayer give us "to-day our to-morrow's bread," when there is no to-morrow known in time or eternity ; for to-morrow never has nor.r ever will cmen, for it goes on into eternity-then we are prayiing for a thing which we never will get. THE BIBLE. From the Newberry Mirror. A CARD. Ma. Ei'rroa:-While I tender my sincere thaks to "Many Friends,"' who have been pleaed to suggest my name, throug~h your paper, in connection with the vacancy in Congress, I must from considerations of propriety and dis retion, decline the proffered honor. However much young ambition might covet this exalted station, I am not vain enough to cherish the belief, that the people of old Ninmety Six District would be williing to entrust their flag, so lately borne in triumiph through the severest trials, t'o the keeping of onie so inexperienced and so unkown to fame as myself. I am deeply touched, however, by this maui festationi of partiality and kindness on the par of myr friendis in proposing to support me for ani office so far above my merits, and I trust that it may operate as an incenitive to exertions to render myself at svome future time more worthy of their coiifidence and friendship. C. HI. SUBERl. The Yorkville Enquirer~ referring to the card of Mr. Suber, dclining the nomination for a seat ini Congress, remarks as foillows: " We are tempted, now, to commit on our own behalf a breach of strict propriety ; it amay ex ~lain, in some sort, our interest ii the miatte.r of which we write. While in Washington, last ear, and in n every-hour association with our lamented Congressmniu, our conversation turned, several times, upon our mutual friend, for whom Colonel B~rouoks entertained an afrt-ion, as near as that of a brother, nmorally beautiful and strik ing ini every manife.stationm of it. At oiie time, i hiis peculiar, direct and impressive manner, ie said: "Meni are not often underatcd ; but our people do iiot kinow myv friend as I know him. He is the best man of'his age in South Carolina-; and before long, will be in Congress." "We nmarked it doam in our memorandum book, andI so it reads. Thus we were especially gratified to perceive his name in nomination, anid we indulged the hope that the pleoplle woul recognize lhim, andl, ihr one, fulfil a prophecy proiptedl, it nmay be, in some degree, by the no ble friendship of a noble man, yet-not without a reason. Taxt crowd of mna expecting office under thme new Adminiistrationm is great. TJhe verdanucy of sone is iiost laughamble. Th'ley have an idiea that all offices arc to lie vacant ; that the "first come first serve" rule will be adopted ; that men must be on hand to " pick atid take " as they do a seat at a Westerna hotel at dinner time. Onie of thieso gentlemen on Mondcay lnst was seenm in the great hall of the Treasury Departament. He walked up to a good-looking genutlemaun who was seen approaching and said.:"Can you inform me what good ofice will be first vacant ?" Thme gentleman replied, " I expiect nminme will be, sir.'' E What is it worth ?" said the stranger. ".$3,000 a year," was the response5. " Good," said thme applicant, " I'll take that ; will you give iie youir ne?" It was done. But the incuenil)it reiains.-Bostonu Adv. Tus Nmcw S-rrre Houe AXD Gis. Jons. Tme Editor of the Winnsboro Register, who bas recently been on 'a visit to Coluambia, says: "While in Columbia we visited thme State House, now in the course of construction. The work progresses slowly, as might reasonably be expected in aim unidertaking of' such stupeiidous mnagitide; but this much must be said, that .so far as we could judge it was beinmg constructed in a manner that would make it a monment for eternity to gaze at. A friend of ours, who was coiteiplating its probable durability, remarked that, if the last day, when the heavens should conic together as a scroll and every thing be lot in the wreck of worlds, happened ini his day, tis would he the place where lie would take refuge, for lie thought if aniy onme thing resisted the general destruction it would he this State House. Geni. .loines is indefatigable ini his at tention, and is always to be seen at his post su permitemding the work. WAe do not think thme Legislature could have selected a more suitable person for this position." Comssortos or POSTMrTsrRas.-There is an impression that the emoluments of the postmas ters in our large cities, resulting from the hireof boxes or otherwise, are enormous. This is a amistake. The commissions of postmasters are limited by law to two thousand dollars, anad the receipts from boxes to be retained by postinas ters are likewise limited to two thousand dollars, so that four thousand dollars is the maxunum annual salag~ for the postmasters of the most ucra.ve nfficet ONE WEEK LATER FR0M EURU02 ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMSHIP EUROPA. HAJ.IwAx, March 27.-The steamer Europa has arrived with Liverpool dates of the 14th. LiVERoOL MIanKers.-Cotton was steady at unchanged rates. Sales of the week 48,000 bales. Middling Orleans 7 13-16d. Middling Uplands 7 :-16d. Stock 334,000 bales includinn 232,000 of American. Money was more strin gent. Consols 93:. Spain continues warlike preparations against Mexico, and expects France and England to keep the United States neutral. SECOND 1 DISPATCH. The sales to speculators were 2,500 bales, and to exporters 5,500. Sales on Friday were 6,000 bales, including 1,000 to .zpeculators. Fair Or leans 91d.; Fair Uplands 7td.; Fair Mobile 8d.; Middling Mobile 71d. The weather was favora ble for the crops. Wheat dull, at 3d. decline. Corn, ad. lower. Flour, very dull, and quota tions nominal. Provisions unchanged: Beet, ac tive ; Rtice, quiet; Sugar, firm. Rosin, steady. Spirits Turpentine, declined is. Gd. Consols for account closed at 931 a 93g. A notice had been given in Parliament that a motion would soon be made to obtain reliable information as to the result of the Dallas-Claren don treaty, and the position of the relations be tween the United States and England. The arrangement about the collection of the Sound dues, is said to afford satisfaction, to all the powers interested. Spain is preparing for an invasion of Mexico on a large scale, but it is thought that her offen sive operations will be confined against Vera Cruz. The Circassians have been again defbated, the Russians taking four hundred prisoners, with cannon, baggage, &c. Lord Elgin accepts the appointment as spe cial Minister to China. WABHINGTON NEWS. WAsHINO-N, March 25.-There are still a large number of persons here urging either their own or the claims of others for office. A good deal of uneasines exists amongst the subordinate clerks in the various departments. Those who have been faithful, consistent, and who did not intermeddle in politics, beyond showing a favor itism for Mr. Buchanan, will not be disturbed, except upon the score of incompetence. Their cases will not be reached for some .time, and removals will probably be slow and gradual. The Philadelphia appointments have, of course, disappointed many, but, upon the whole, are viewed as satisfactory. There is no doubt that Mr. Schell has been appointed Collector of New York. Mr. Fowler -Post Office-is officially announced. Your readers are doubtless most interested in matters appertaining to Baltimore. The appoint ments for your city may possibly be agreed upon detinitely to-day, or at furthest this week. Judge Mason is without a doubt been appoint. ed Collector of the Port. Ex-Governor Thomas the present collector was here last night, and I think is still in the city. He looks however, like one without hope, being evidently much dis appointed. If I amd not mistaken, your townsman, Fran cis Gallagher, Esq., will be appointed Consul to Glasgow, an office worth $4,000 to $6,000 per annum. The President has determined to give Mary land one foreign mission, and this lies between the Hon. Henry May and Hon. Jas. M. Bu chanan. Mr. Aiken, of South Carolina, will probably be appointed Minister to Russia. The important foreign missions, will probably be deferred for some time yet. A few days, however, and the agony, now ex tremely painful, will be over so far as your im portant appointments are concerned. The subor dinates must linger in misery some time longer. WatsxNGoN, March 25-'h assertion.made in the despatch of yesterday, on the authority of the friends of Robert J. W'alker, that lhe had'de lined the Governorship of Kansas, proves to be incorret-neither has he accepted the post. Ac cording to information from a source deemed authentic, he is to give the President a final an swer in the course of to-day, having taken time for relection. The Land Department will shortly issue a cir cular of instructions to locate the Sioux Indian half-breed--serip under the act of 1854. It will be applicable to the lands in reservation in Mini nesota and other public lands in which these In dians have made improvements. There is 640 of these half-breeds. Their scrip is not assigna ble. The hour for the meeting of the Cabinet has been changed from 10 to 12 o'clock, in order to 'ive more ~time to the President and heaids of hie Depagrtments to attend to other business. More than one hundred New Yorkers have left Washington since the announcement of the New York appointments. Baltimaoreanis are here in full force, expecting the appointments for that city to lbe made to-day. Tun; Dean and Boker case, in New York, was terminated on Monday, by Judge D~avis disso~lv ing the injunction by'whi'ch Dean was thrbidden personial communication with his wife, andl disj missing the writ of hiabeas corpus lby which thme lady, it is allegedl, was restrained of her liberty by her faither-. The proceedings excited much interest, and were really unique in their way. On the adjournment of the court, officer 11er tholf proceeded with the order for the dismuissal of the habeas corpus to the residence of Mr. B. ker, who promised that his daughter should lie given up at 8 o'clock p. mu. A large nunmber of prsn collecd round the house anxious to see the bride. At the appointed hour Mr. Bertholf again presented] himself, and conducted the lady toI the carriage with umuch difficulty, forcing their way through the crowd, and were driven to hiw residence, No. 8 .Jamies street, where they were shorly joined by Mr. Dean and Mr. Spencer. The husband was anxious to take his wife to the Metropolitan Hotel, but Mrs. Dean objected, as she had promised her mother to return that night. After a while Mr. Spencer suggested that, as the young couple would probably like a private conversation before they separ-ated for the night, one shoul be accorded. T he sugges tion was acted up~on and they were both left to themselves. After a protracted interview, Mrs. Dean was conducted to her fatthers residence by Mr. Ber tholf, and Mr. Dean left for his home. It is un destood that thme bride anid bridegroom will start immediately for St. Louis, where Dean has a brother-in-law in business. DEAorn orV -ru "OI.us-r IXIuAImnrrX."-We lern that Mr. Samuel Turner, a native of our district, died at his residence, on Thursday last, age 98 years. His extreme old age had for mniy years renidered hiim totally helpless, and amost entirely deprived him of'the use of his senses. He was probably the oldest person in the district. On Saturdatv, his niaideii daughter, Sarah Turner, died at the age of 72 years. Through this long life she had remained alone with her father-his support and comforter; and when her duty was done, "departed in peace." If it'could now be written, the affection of these two lives, thus mingling long and peace fully together, might be made the theme of a beautiful chapter in the great volume of human history. Not often has such a tale been told. | [ThY-rille Engum'rer. HoxIelD.-On sunday- last, a Mr. Gibson liv ina few miles west of thle town, was shot and kiled by Mr. Woody Carter. We have not leared the exact particulars, lint, from some ac counts, which, most likely, are as much exa-g gerated as usual in such cases, they are of an ag gved character. A Coroner's Inquest was held y Dr. J. Knox, oni Monday but we have not seen the proceedings and prefer to await an ad judication of the matter before entering into par tiulars. Mr. C. is of good family and connex ions, and hence, this most unfortunate and sad affair falls like a pall on the public mind. Chester Standard. CnLLNcfNG JURORS-An act has been re ported in the New York Legislature limiting the biasq and prejudice for wich a challenge to a juror will lie, to three cases: 1st, where it is per sonal to the accused; 2d, where it arises from personal knowledge of the charge ; 3d, where it springs from conversations with witnesses to any fact embraced by the indictment; thus exldg albias founded upon the hearsay of .htw par tie -rfr r.4, . g ji.... are.uonet. HYNENIAL. MAAIRD, on Wednesday evening, 11th March, by the Rev. C. B. Jones, TnoxAS C. BauUKET', Fsq . to Miss MaR L., daughter of Capt. J. M. Taylor, of Marion County, East Florida. _OB IT UA RY. , -- DID. at Oak Forest, Sunday, March 15, 1857, MARY CARROLL, infant daughter of Gen. R. G. M1. and Mrs. ELLEa. DuxovANT. aged seven months and eight days. " Jesus called unto him a little child." " Though our hearts break at parting, We will no- rebel: It is well with the child It is well ! It is well !" om The friends of Capt. WILLIAM GREGG, respectfully announce him as a Candidate for COL ONEL of the 7th Regiment, S. C. M., to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Col. B. HARRISOX. r THE Friends of Ma. DAVID L. SHAW, respectfully nominate him as a candidate for COLO. NEL 7th Regiment, S. C. M., to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Col. HARRIsoN. Perry Davis' Pain Killer. IT has been said of old-" this is.a world of won der"-and to the o'bserver is daily presented some thing new and wonderful. both in nature and art. Men of genius and skill are constantly.'engsged in seeking out that which may become -valuable to the public, and a living emblem to seientifios, and from all these wonders which have been brought before the world, and particularly oui edieial Faculty, there has been nothing as yetastrpassed Perry Da vis' Pain Killer, which is the met 'valuable family medicine now in use, for many lntrnal and external complaints that flerh is heir to. To convince you of the fact, you have but to call at the drug store,. where you can get a bottle-from 25 cents to $1. Concordia Lodge, No. 50, A. F. M. A Regular Communication of this Lodge will be held at their NEW H ALL, in the Odd Fellows & Ma sonic Building, on Saturday evening, the 18th inst., at 71 o'clock. Each member is particularly re quested to be in attendagce at the hour specified and those in arrears for initiation fees or does will do well to settle the same, as hereafter the Laws of the Lodge in relation to such defaulters will be rigidly enforced. By order of E. BLAND, W. M. .D. R. Duatsoz, See'ry. Aprill 3t 12 M. LEBESCHULTZ', -DEALER IN READY-MADE CLO T'H I Ii B. R ESPECTFULLY informs his customers that he is now receiving a fine and splendid assort ment of READY.MADE CLOTHING, Suitable for Spring and Summer wear, of thj la test and most fashionable styles, embracing ALL A RTICLES usually kept for the outfit of GENTLEMEN, YOUTHS & CH[LDTEN. If a fine suit of Clothes you should desire, That all persons will certain'y admire, By all means take advice :nd go To M4. Lt'aescueLtrx's on Park Rlow, SIuch Coats, Pants, Vests and Shsirts never mnet your sight; Come and see ! Mark my word, you'll find all. right gi have also purehtased a large assortment of Boots and Shnocs, which only requires an examination of their styles and material to recom mend their sale to such p~errons as desire a superior article. W In addition I have an extensive Stock of the latest and most apgroved ?t13 les of Eats,. Trunks, Valises, f keep conistantly "a ''insl 3a77ffuply~if tie~' best Spanishl SEG A RS. M. LEIIESCIIULTZ. A pril 1 St 1 New Market Steami Mills! TPH K Subscriber giv.es no't'ee to the pe'ople of i Abbeville., -Lnurens and Newherry, thtat his Stenan Mills have beetn recetntly thoroughly repaired. I have paut in new Baslers and lint rate Bolting Cloths, and I tin is um ontow pre pared to makc as line Flour as ay madse in the State. My regular Grindiing days are Tuesdays and1 Fridavs. P'ersons from a distatnce eatm he taeom" tmodated at any-time hvy getting to the S.till hi.'~re Sunset. I will gritnd ftor thteman nn~ ight in the week.. -J. Y. L. PARTLOW. New NI:arket, M:ar 31l, 3m* 12 Excellent Woodland, NE.\R Ef)GEFllELD C. l[.,S. C. N \lN.T 6th April ne-xt, at Ydgefield -0 C. II . will be oty.-redl in SM.\LL LOTS, and at putbi e ..utery, the Subs.criber's T RA CT O F L AND,' Nen E.lecti,-hl C. 1I. The Trtct joins Land of E. .1 Younagblood'a, M. Frartier antd oth~ers. Tuans-For nots bearing legal interest from d iy or sale. and with approved scurity. Credit until 25th Dec. of the present year. C. BRUCE WALKER. ' A pril 1 lt 12 EXTENSIVE SALE OF REAL ESTATE IN ALBANY, GA. Tr H E Subscriber will sell at public auction, on i T UESD AY, the 12th day of MAY next, ia the City of Albany, 231 Business and Residence Lots, or one fourth, one half. and one Acre each. These Lots are situated in the most desirable parts of the City. Sale positive, and to continue fromt day to day until completed. Terms, One third cash, one-third six months, and one-third twelve months. The location of Albany being in the centre of the rich cotton Growing Lands of South-Western Georgia, and the Southern Terminus of the South Western Railrotd, receiving as she will do, the next season, Fifty to Sixty Thousand Bales of Cot ton, with a rapId yearly increase, off'ers the great est inducement for investment of any other point in the Southern States. The Cars will be running to Albany by the first of September next, and to within 10 miles by~the day of sale, from which station there will be ample accmmodatans by Stages, for visitors . WM. W. CIIE EVER. Albany, March 31 t 12 Rich Bilk Robes. W IL L %AM H E AR, A UGUSTA, QJORGIA. H AS just received from New-York a supply of Ladies Rich Silk Flounced ROBES, of new and beautiful styles. --AL SO A great variety of other arth-les of Ladies' DRESS GOODS, suitable for the pretenztseastn. The pub lic are respectfully invited to examine thte assortment. Augusta, April 1857 Ut 12 Elegant Fans. WILLIAM SH EA R, AUGUSTA, GEORGIA. HA S just received from New-York a large sup N..ply of Paris Fancy, Bridal, Mourning, Mus lin and Spanish FANS, of rich and elegant sty les. -A L SO A large supply of PALM LE AF PANS, in a variety ot styles, to all of which the attention of the. Ladies are respectfully invited. Notice to Planters. HENRY will stand..thsis Spting Season at J.LA RNMON GA LLMA N'S, six miles fromt Edgfield Village, at $10 the .aerson,. anL$t5. 'nsuaee. .TIJOS. G.1AACON. -Aprin 6:a -12