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ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
EDGEJIELD, S. C. -J-WEDNESDAY,APRIL 28, 1858. ZULE TEAT MUST IN FUTURE 3 OBSERVED. All advertisements from this date, not amounting to more than $10, must be paid for in advance. Merchants and others advertising by the year, will be required to settle every six months. No paper will be sent out of the District unless paid for in advance. All letters on business connected with the Office, to receive prompt attention, must be addressed to the "Adfgefied Advertiser." To-these rules we-will rigidly adhere. Therefore, take notice and act accordingly. The Thespians Again. Another entertainment will be given' by the corps on Friday night next, on which occasion "The Dead Shot" and "Perfection" will be rendered. We hope the community, if they desire a continuance of these amusements, will indicate it by a full turnout at this performance. It Is with them to decide whether the season shall continue or cease. The plays for Friday are favorite ones,. and will, we doubt not, be hand somely performed. See advertisement. Having had the pleasure of attending a rehearsal of the plays, we may add that the new helps which have been enlisted arc "helps indeed," and we shall look to the whole entertainment with the expectation of being highly gratified. The Reviews. The battalion reviews have begun in our district. The Red Hill battalion paraded on Saturday last. We learn that'it numbered rather less than usual. TO CORRESPONDENTS. "X. Y. Z." should have a showiag upon the ex parte road-working of Council, w.re his name ap pended to his strictures. Phocion's" poetic effusion needs more correcting than we care to make. The fair authoress of " the Domestic Serpent," has our thanks for her contribution. She will see that we have presented it in full on first page of present num ber. ' - p- We gladly acknowledge the receipt of another story by " Rasa." It shall appear week after next, the whole of it in one issue. We would be com pelled to divide it otherwise. LIGIT FOR THE MILLION. See the advertisement of the Drs. TIAau, rherein they set forth a brilliant array of articles, the whole rendered yet more brilliant by the NEW AND ELE GANT KEROSENE LAMP, the right of which for Edgefteld District these gentlemen have purchased. . Having been kindly furnished with one of these lamps, we can say that we have fully. tested it and find that it yields a most beautiful light,-beautiful to look at, beautiful to read by, beautiful in giving effect to female loveliness at night, and beautiful too (if we may make a Yankee use of the word) in its simplicity and ecea;"&ny. The Kerosene Lamp must succeed, if there is any virtue in a resplendent light at small expears. Call and see this great improve ment. - ADVERTISE~R EXTRA. The present issue of the Atdrertieer is accompanied by an extra page of adhvrtisements, to- make more room for general readling matter. While we must -give business men a full showing, we desire alse (whenever we can do so) to afford our usual miscella neous variety. We do not mind the extra trouble and xpense, provided our readers are pleased. NEGRO SALES. -, The Anderson Gazette reports the sale of a lot of 31 negroes, in Andcrson District, at an average of $788,22. In Orangeburg, on last saleday, thirteen negroes were "bid off" at an average of $750. In the lot a. -were several infants, and two old and infirm persons. One womaan'and two children brought $1,880. - - In Charleston negroes are selling at lower rates, SAbut they areiaferior rie-'plautation hands generally, '. or (what is worse,) spoiled city servants. IN FOR IT. The editor of the Newberry Rising .Sunt has been called on to run for the Legislature. Hie assents, and *adds: - " We'll hunt up every mean, iroman and child, milk all the cows, pen all the calves, kiss all the babies of our constituents, and never leave a man worse off -than we found him. We are settled, bent up, the murder shall be done--away, we'll mock the time with the rarest fun." A SUGGESTION. Would it not be well for our District Agricultural Society to publish at once their promium list for the Fall Exhibition ? It would enable every one inter ested to prepare properly for the competition. It would also tend materially to increase the amount of that competition. A DAILY MAIL. * It is proposed to petition the Post Offce Depart. muent for the establishment of a daily mail-route be tween Augusta, Gsa., and Edgefield, S. C. Of the suc cae of the petition, there should be no doubt. It is a crying want on tho part of an intelligent portion of the people, and should be arranged without hesitation o! delay by the "powers that be " at Washington City. -Edgefield is one of the largest, wealthiest and most populous districts in South Carolina. Her people are a reading people; in politics they are sound and re liable; and we doubt if another comm~unity, South or North, has any higher regard for Mr. BueHnaNa's Administration. They are also a progressive people, and feel now the imperious need of more news-facili - ties, more light. At present they have but a trn-week * ly mail.eoaeh route through the centre of the district, aud two or three weekly horse-mails. These limited means of intelligence arc less, much less, than their due. A daily masil-couach route, from Augusta, Ga., wia Edgefield C. HI., to '98 Depot on the Greenville aud Cumbia Rail Road, is now a necessity for the District at large. To render the arrangement fully elfective, the horse malls should be made at least tri weekly. Ia this way, the people of Edgefleld would be placed upon an equality with the other important districts of South Carolina, in respect to mail facili ties. As things now stand, they are behind all the rest. We trust the petition will be strongly put and generally signed; and-we hope the Department will, without scruple and at once, grant the prayer of their respectful petitioners. It is very certain, that our people need the proposed acoomodation, and we think we may safely say that they deserve it at the hands of the government. We trust our energetic Representative in Congress will exert his well-known influence to seure this de * sideraan to his immediate constituents. It is the request of a legion of them, that he will surely do so. We know there can be no failure in the application, if backed by his hearty support. WILLIS'S SURVICE MUSIC. Quito an improvement is about to occur in the - "MUUinal World," of R.Swans WrLLIs. lie propo ses to pubilish a serie' of' chants, anthems and hymns, * adapted to the Epi~c'.pal Church Service. It will be composed of the ol church music, re-harmonized in * accordance with t be progressive taste and musical culture of the day, and, in part also, of entirely ncw oompositions. Toe first uniber of this improved series will reach us this week, and will contain the I'enit4, the GI'iria in Eein, the Te 1Deuai, and t'ne Bened~lcite omna opera dosmini. Each alternate num ber will still be graced as heretofore with music of a miscellaneous character. We regard this evidence of progrs in the .Vfueica* World eminently worthy of ~ applause. It will certainly render the publication one the most desirable In the country. The religious-music feature will be appreciable not only by Episcopalians, but bty all the churches. -For $2 in advance, you can obtain the Musical - "World with this praiseworthy addition to its present &wOrt',Bend on at once, and take the benefit of thee 06ewas-a wise man who cut a hole in his barut. 4pA hilibg eat, and a lesser one* fop big kittenl. THE PLANK ROAD AGAIN. Rough as it is, we must take the plank road again, and give expression to a few more jolts of thought. But this time we have less to say of the .Company than of their sovreigns and (should-be) supporters, the people. First, of the road. There are three hands now employed in repairing the whole twenty-six miles! !! It may surprise some distant readers, to hoar of such an unparallelled force being actually engaged upon only that amount of plank road. But incredulous as they may be, we assure them that such is the fact. If they are still unbelievers, we would ask them to re member that this is old Edgefield, energetic old Edge field. If they still cannot realize the marvelous fact, we can only reiterate the asseveration before their as tonished eyes, that the Edgefield and Hamburg Plank Road Company have now employed, upon their 26 miles of dilapidated road, all of three negro men armed and equipped with a full-sized saovel apiece, having also at hand for extraordinary emergencies one of Collins' celebrated axes, to say nothing of a reasonably good mattock by some unknown maker. But the results of this powerful force are not less as tonishing than the force itself. They throw sand up on the road with such remarkable velocity as to con ceal decayed planks and fill up holes to the extent of fifty and sometimes a hundred yards per diem, and this too with the additional labor of putting in one, two, three, and sometimes four nes planks for that distanoo. At this rapid rate of progress, it is estima ted that the whole road will be gone over in some 515 working days with good luck in all the ramifications of the operative department. They will then imme diately wheel around and commence again,-again to perform this wonderful round of labor. Taking into consideration then the further fact,-that the im provement thus effected is perceptible by attentive travellers for three or even four weeks after it has been wrought out, the reader can form some idea of the speedy amendment of the entire road likely to follow the present judiciously extensive and (may we not add) extensively judicious organization of the Plank Road Force. Next of the people. Here we drop badinage. The Plank Road Company is not the only party to which blame attaches in the impending failure of this work. The people also are to blame for their remissness of patronage. We know that this charge does not apply to all. We believe indeed that the majority of trav ellers, whether with carriages, buggies, wagons or ox carts, give the road the advantage of their custom. But there is a minority who do not; And there are very many who patronize the road going down who take the dirt coming back. For those who refuse to take the road both going and returning, there is no allowance to be made. They thereby refuse to aid on to success a work of manifest importance to their District, injuring themselves as well as others by the act. They are thus really the foes of useful progress and blotches upon the public spirit of the District. It is not going too far, to say that/they fall short of their duty as good. citizens so long as they wilfully persist in this species of contumacious opposition to the general welfare. Some excuse themselves in this course on grounds of aversion to the company for some real or fancied injury. Those should remember that it is not the Company only who are to lose by this refusal of patronage, but in the end probably the entire District, themselves included. We know of no better illustration than this, of the old saying of "cutting off one's nose to spite his face." For to those who take the road and to those who do not, the increased conveniencees, furnished thereby, are such as mast and will, and do tell upon the general prosperity, in the cheapening of goods, the apprecia tion of real estate, and otherwise. But hew much more apparent is this "ceutting off of the nose," when we estimate the advantages of time saved to the plan. ter, of hardship avoided for his horses and mules, and other similar privileges, all of which he might attain by paying his toll and forgetting his aversion to the Company or to individual members of it. 'l~he excuse is no excuse, and should not be actedl upon by any man desiring to occupy the position of an indo pendant and public-spirited citizen. Bat again, there are many who take the road going down but refuse it cowing back. They take the road when their wagons are loaded until every wheel croaks as it turns upoa its axle, but refuse it when their~ loads are off and the wheels are all running easily and lightly. They take the road when their loads in jure it at almost every step of their teams, but refuse it when no such injury would follow. In other words, they take the road when realizing from the Company, thereby, more than fair value received for their dollar bill, but refuse it when the gain .might possibly fall on the Company's side. Now we do not at all insin uate that our farmers, or any others, act thus on any delierato calculation. Perhaps not five in a hun dred of them ever thonught of the matteur in this light. Yet such is unquestionably the true view of this too common practise among them; And it is followed hy yet another evil consequence to the Plank Road. It causes just enough of travel on the adjoining dirt road to pack it, without cutting it up in wet weather, or making it heavy in dry weather. Thme dirt road' is thus made a much more formidable coumpetitor than it would otherwise be, and takes of' travel and cus tom proportionately from thme Plank. And thus the thoughtlessness of the planter, In refusing to take the road back which enabled him and his overburdened wagon to go down to market with comparative ease, endangers the interests of the Cump~any even beyond his withholding the return custom of his wagons. o' It is only necessary to suggest these considerations. Every intelligent reader will take them up and test theta by his own good sense; Amnd we trust that a moent's reflection upon them will, with niany, have the effect of determuining them hereafter to lend the Plank Road Cornpany the aid of theigeustomn fully and unstintingly. Surely the road is a great public bonelt, even when only tolerably kept up. Surely its aban donment would be felt by thousands as a grievous disaster. While then we clamor for its improvement, let us not forget to lend it all our patronage. Why, it would be better to pay double toll for a couple of years than to let so useful an enterprize fail into ruin. Bet this will not be necessary if every man, with every kind of boal, light or heavy, in all kinds of weather, going and returning, will persistently stik to the Plank and escew the Dirt Road. In no other way can we now hope to save the work. Let every one then reflect upon what lie will loro-by its down-fall, let him ponder his dety in the premises both to his own interests and to the general good; and we can but think that the result will be a matter of common congratulation. The road will be sus tained, and its beneficiaries (both Company and peo pe) will be made glad by its established pormanency and elective amelioration. a-..In the ease of wagons engaged in hauling at so much a hundred, this injustice is very palpable. They are enabled by the Plank Road to carry some 1500 lb.. more, each trip, than they formerly could. This is a clear gain to them of $7,50; and yet, in taking the dirt road when going or returning empty, they refuse to allow their benefactor (the Plank Rtoad Company) a reasonable share of what they have real ied ins actual cash by the road, and which they could' by no means have made without the aid of said Road. Even if they paid $3,50 each trip, they would gaini $ per trip, which would be $S per week, and near $400 per annum. All this they will lose if the plank road falls through. How careful then should they he to render it their full and constant patronage, going or coming, loaded or empty. Geo. A Oates & Brother. A good Piano Forte (says the Georgia Temperance Crusader) is an indispensable articeo in every resi deuce which makes pretence to fashionability. Every home is invested with an inviting cheerfulness, by the sweet tones of a Piano, and just such an one you may always find for sale at George Oates A, Brother's in Augusta, and nowhere else in that city. Or if you wish a good musical instrument of any other kind-1 guitar, banjo, violin, flute, accordon, etc., ete; or if you want music-the latest and most fashionable of all kinds: Waltzes, Sehottisches, Mazurkas, Songs, Ac., they are the only men in the city of Augus ta who are fully prepared to furnish you. Hendersonl, of Texas. It is said that this gentleman, the Senator elect from 'exas, is far gone in consumption, and will not prob ably enter upon the duties of his post. If such should anfortunately be the ease, there is a probability that! Gel. Lours T. Wrorat.r, formerly of South Carolina, rm suneeed hIm. . TO CLUBS. A word to those of our subscribers who have hith arto patronized us in Clubs. We have put an end to the clubs upon our subscrip tion list, without exception. No single club can therefore regard the step as having reference to it alone. Our reasons are simply these: A genteel newspaper, of our dimensions and with our east of typography, is richly worth the full price of $2 per annum. All, who know the cost of such a publica tion, will admit this to be true. In a club of ten, as heretofore allowed by us, we lose five dollars from our legitimate and fair profits. Carry the operation out, through our entire list of subscribers, and we would be loser to the extent of $1,000. The printer would loso this handsome amount from his righteous earnings, and each subscriber would gain by it but the little sum of 50 cents. Now, we ask most respect. fully, is this in consonannee with the good principle of "live and let live?" If our paper were not a large and well-printed one -(we say nothing of its general respectability)-if it were not fully up to the mark among publications of its grade,-if it were notworth every cent of the price we require, we should not object to taking less, hot only from clubs, but from individual subscribers. But upon a fair add full casting up of accounts, we have decided that we cannot furnish the Advertiser to any one (saving in an occasional case of charity) at less than $2 per annum. We mjan to say, we cannot do so for less, and pay ourselves properly. This explanation is intended for a few of our sub scribers who have left us on account of our abolishing the club practise. We hope they will sue the force of what we say, and return to our reading fold again at an early day. We do not wish to part company with any of our frionds.-It is a satisfaction to know that out of a number of clubs, only a portion of two have withdrawn their names on account of the change. But even had all the clubs deserted us, it would have had no effect upon our determination in the matter. We aim to make our paper worthy of Edgefield in every respect; and to do so we must claim from our subscribers, one and all, a rightful quid pro quo. , And what are tire dollars, compared with the information, entertainment and instruction, imparted throughout a whole year, by a decent journal of news, of politics, of literature, of agriculture, and of mor ality? FROST. On Saturday and Sunday mornings last, white frost was visible in this vicinity to early-ricers. No dam age however was done ; the Irish potato tops were bitten slightly. Fahrenheit stood at 46*. P. S. On Monday night it grew colder, and on Tuesday morning there was an unmistakeable frost, with the Thermometer at 39*. No particular damage done, so far as heard. THE PALMETTO MEETING. The annual meeting of the Palmetto Association takes place in Columbia on Tuesday next. General QrITXAN will deliver an address, and the 'occasion is expected to be one of rare -interest. There will be a dinner and a ball. It is said that many visitors will probably be present from all parts of the State. It atiords us pleasure to state that Edgefleld will be rep resented, both by Palmetto soldiers and by their wives. Indeed a good many are talking of going down, besides those who were connected with the Regiment. This is as it should be, and we wish for all (ourself included) a pleasant visit. We may add that those who reach Columbia Monday evening, can hear General WAnur Tnoui-sox's Lecture on Mexico. OUR SCHOOLS. The Schools of our Village are all in successful operation.-The Female Institute, although but re ently opened under its new auspices, is already rap idly growing in popularity and usefulness. The teachers are ladies of decided merit, and devote themuselves to their duties with an euthusiasm that cannot fail of good results.-Mrs. McCazrtocx's school for children numberA near thirty, and, beneath her watchful and practised eye, will doubtless yield the best of fruits in the department of early educa tion.-The Male Academy numbers over aeventy students, of the best material. Mr. Lras1.z, and his assistant Mr. DowTEN, have their hands pretty full; but they are gentlemen who do not flinch from labor, and would gladly have their school number an even hundred. W~e may say, without boasting, that it Is one of thu very first schools In South Carolina. If the people do not take advantage of it, they are standing in the way of light,-light to their boys, and, reflectively, to themselves and their State.-Mr. Morinanys French Classes also number between twenty and thirty pupils.-In short, Edgefield is get. ting to be, what many of her citizona desire she should only be, a first class educational village. Let her motto be,-E.rceleir ! -- - Me - INFORMATION DESIRED. Is there any old citizen who remembers such a be ing as a Frenchman named LEQUIulo, once a resident of this district: ?lHe had been one of the most cruel sub-actors in the French Reign of Terror, and came to Charleston in this State shortly after that period. About the year 1314, he removed with a wife to Edge. ield District; and it is said, or supposed, that he here lived and died. Who knows aught of Luorixio and his fate? Any inforumation upon the subject will enable us to oblige a third person, who has made the enquiry, not foir any special purpose, but from a de sire to know the termination of this bloody man's earthly career. It is conjectured that his wife was instrumental in his death. WE STAND CORRECCTED. Our respectedl friend, who corects our spelling of the word "IfHymenecnu," will pilease receive our thanks fr the farvour. We really had never looked to see how it was rendered in our marriage department. It has always been a fixture there, and we took 'it, for granted that it was given correctly. But it is all right now, and we shall no more " blaze(?)n" it to the amusement of eit'her gentlemen or "lady critick(?)s." FURNITURCE Si'ORE. Mr. J. M. Wirr, of this place, has now a beautiful assortment nf furniture, mahogany, rosewood Ac., Ac., at which the people would do well to take a peep. Drop ping in at his establishment the other day, we were somewhat surprised at his display of elegant sofas, tables, bureaus et ceseru. Mr. WY. has good taste In his department of business, andl is ready to prove to all customers that he is satisfied with reasonable prof its upon his wares. "WIIERE, TELL ME WHERE?" What has become of our friend, "E. K. ?" By what mountain brooklot is he musing so contentedly, as never to think of us mere? Or has some fair mymph of the hill-country sp~ell-bound his spirit in beatiic silene? " here, tell i# ichere Is our highk~lun laddlie c ?"~C~, Joking apart, we demur to this continued neglect >f " . K.," and must insist uponl hearing from him. What news in the up-country, old fellow ? How get m Ashmoro, and Jones, and Vornon, in the Congres mional race? Wihat of the Blue Ridge railroad ? At east give us a monthly report of the guiude and uddi ea of the up-country. CAPTING BURLINGAME. This redoubtable fowl, of the Boston coob, had his ot knocked from under him the other day,--slightly. rhe Washington Correspondent of the South Caroli sian thus presents the circumatanco: " A few days since, Mr. Burlingamo made a very erce speech, especially pitching into the Northern ' doughfaces," as he calls the Locompjtin Democrats. o this, Mr. Hughes, (Democrat,) of Indiana, replied. [eopy a few sentences, that you many see how lhe han led the gentleman from Massachusetts, of " Clifton Rouse" notoriety: "'Dough-faces!' says the gentle nan from Massachusetts. Sir, I said in the presenceo >.f muany of my constituents, upon a temporary visit :o my nativo State, ' that if every stump in Kansas ras a negro-every tree upon her soil a slave-driver -I would vote for the admission of Kansas under ;he Lecomupton Constitution.'" There has been some ontroversy as to the origin of this word "dough ace." The corroct etymology is "doe," a female leer; and I think that it, derives significance from .he fact that that animal is exceedingly timid, and rhen it comes to the water (brook.?) and sees its own mage, it starts back with afright. It well becomes he gentleman from Massachusetts to talk about dough aes. It becomes that gentleman to talk about tinm dity. This is the defender of the Constitution from fassachusetta!liHe is going to exterminate dough aees. I tell him that when this race of dough-faces s exterminated, thd Union of theme States is at an ..m... Ten.h gentlem... fom Masueahnmett wil have ain opportityof being confronted with these Southern men, and'thope that he will behave himself better than he didin. a certain memorable occasion that has passed." _ We-M owe you one," Mr. ivuas! DEGiaE8 OF BLISS. That all ho aro happy are''equally happy, Is not tre. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. A peasant has not capacity for having equal happiness with a philoso pher. - A small drinking glass and a large one may be equallyfull, but ajarge one holds more than the small." So said Johnson, perhaps in his Ranelas. We remember hearing old Father.CARTLEDGE illustrate his idea of the 'degrees of bliss in heaven, by the same simile which we emphasize in the quotation. "Your attention,"-.shouted the old soldier of the Cross in his peculiar way, and then proceeded to de lare his belief thA6 there were different grades of happiness in the. future of the saints. "But that man will ask me," said the preacher, "how are you to keep hard thoughts and base envy out of heaven if this is so. I -don'# oare .what you say, its just as true as that this glass thing here"-(meaning a new fashioned lamp by'tlie side of the desk at which he was discoursing)-"has got fire inside of it. And there's no wrangling and quarrelling aboutit neither. Prove it, CanytLRnon !" And here the old man spoke of the variously-sired glasses, all as full as they could be, none able to hold any more; yet somdon taining ten times as much as others. The applica tion needs not to be elucidated,-so clear and so for. cible is the illustration. - Mai Robbers Arrested. The Columbia Gu&rdian learns that several robbe ries having been committed on the mail route from Abboville, S. C., to Elberton, Georgia, the carrier and his elder brother-the latter a fireman on the Green villo Railroad-have been arrested. The carrier had amail-key in his possession, which he says he obtained from his brother. The latter was arrested and lodged in Jail at Greenville, and the carrier in Abbeville. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. " On the 24th instant, the old woman gathered .a good moss of green peas, grown on our centre garden. bed, in the open air; and on the next day it unques tionably sleeted. Of eourse we do not mean to insin uate that the 'gude wife' and her peas had any thing to do with the sleet; jet "sich are the fae." ' If a man has a great idea of himself, you may be pretty sure that it is the only great idea he is ever likely to have. jg It has been estimated that the quantity of ice cut this year for market (in the North,) is double that of any previous season. pe Edgefield has now eight candidates out for the Legislature. Plenty of room for three or four more. ?" Bentham compares the confidence between a criminal and his advocate to a compact of guilt be tween two confederated malefactors. I' Some people's candoras they choose to call it, may be compared to barliy sugar-drops, in which the acid preponderates ore Vie-sweetness. p The last stea merfrom England brings news, that the Atlantic telegraph cable will be all shipped by the 10th of next month. p General George P. Morris has been strongly recommended for the London eonsulship. We hope he may be complimented with the appointment. It would be a capital selection. pa TOx MARsHALLhas again foresworn the bottle, for about the fortieth time. As he has this time not only become a temperanos advocate but a christian, it is to be expected dat he has bidden John Bar leycorn a Ilnal adieu. . tlek to it, Tox. W Day after to-m'orrow is fixed for the meeting of the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The body is to convene at Nashville, Tenn. pa- From the Romy Ga.) Courier & &tatesman, we learn there is a gi domand for mechanics in tbat city. Now, eapintes, bricklayers, ke., &c., there Is a chance for yodI . .2A Col. Win. Mayb' former resident of Co lumbia, and for ali ~ : f the Congare Hotel, di Thursday laat. g|W' On Friday last, Mr. Peter Conneill, of Woon socket, R. I., while drawing water, fell head foremost into a well, a distance of about sixty feet. The acci. dent was unobserved by any one. Mr. Connell says that the first he was aware of, he was struggling in the water, which was up to his chin. Soon he began to work his way out-a slow and difficult task--which he accomplished without assistance. W~ Over what earthly and heavenly things does a rainy day exercise the same influence ? The sun and your boots; for it takes the shine out of them both. pg The time occupied in Cincinnati in firing up a steam fire engine, lighting her torches, attaching the hose, and getting the machine into the street does not exceed one minute and a half. W' Mr. Mason, of Va., significantly intimated in the Senate on Wednesday, that Minnesota would not be allowed to pass into the Union till the fate of Kan sas should have been decided in the House. 3W' Newspapers have an abominable way of prading before the public what their "ceotemporaries say of them." We respectfully demur to the habit as being out of taste in every point of view. 3W Some cow peas are wanted, for which a fair price will he paid. Apply~at this office. pa Will any kind subscriber, who has them to spare, supply us with a few genuine lonag-collard seedf And will some other kind subscriber send us a small quantity of fat-horse bean ? pr The celebrated Benjamin West related that his mother once kissed him eagerly when he showed her a likeness he had sketched of his baby sister; and he adds, " That kiss made me a painter." pa The growing' wheat crop throughout the mighty west is described as..boing very promising. A large breadth of land was sown, and if no disaster occurs to it before harvest time, the crop will he im mense. All of our Tennessee exchanges represent the growing wheat crops in their respective counties as being excoedingly promising. pW A Yankee, boasting of a visit which he had paid to the Queen, clinched his remarks by declaring, " I should have been invited to stay to dinner, but It was washing day." pg A letter to the New York Commereial Adver ser says that a duel had occured at Paris between Mr. Calhoun, Secretary of the American'' Legation, and Mr. Breevort, of 'New York. Shot. were one xchanged, when, owing to an informality in arrange ments, the soconds interfered. W' Both houses of Congress have, by resolution, agreed to adjourn on the 7th of June. They have been in session ncarly five months, and have dIsposed of only aimall portion of the business requiring their attention. 3W The Board ef Directors of the Bank of &e State of Georgia, have declared a'dividend of $4 per share, from the profits of that institution for the last six months, payable on and after Monday next. 3W The Chronuicle & Sentinel, 25ith inst., says: We learn from passengers by the Georgia Railroad yes terday morning, that the " Pioneer Paper Mill," near Athens, was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon. 3W N. P. Willis is lying seriously ill at Idlewild. A billious fever, and a return of his old trouble of the lungs, have combined in a prostration, against which his usual active resistance to disease has suc cumbed for the present. DY. The Jamaica (W. L.) Journal complains of the worthlessness of the Coolie Imigration, and pro poses to obtain free colored persons from the South ern States, which it thinks would be preferable in eve ry respect. WBothhbouses'of the Virginia Legislature passed a bill, at the recent session, providing for the employ ment, at the disototion of the Governor, of free negro convits in the Penitentiary, on the public works, and to make tho same' disposition of slaves sentenced to 1 transportation. This will relieve the States south of Virginia from the sale into their limits of slaves con vitedn of felony .. A GLANCr AT BERLIN. See the following graphic touches from our young riend, J. T. B., now far away "in the land of the stranger." Many readers will joyfully greet this em mencemont of his European annotations: HOTEL 'ANGLETERRE,1 BzaaRm, March 22nd, 1858. ) Between Hamburg and Berlin all is stale and flat, the country reminding one in a high degree of the old elds and marshy ponds around Harmony Church, (a srell-known locality in Edgefeld,-ED.,) though it is due the latter to say they are more picturesque and more productive. And nothing too can be more for lorn than a village or farm in North Prussia. Rail way traveling is bore saer and cheaper than in Ameri ca, but in no wise so agreeable or exciting. The cars are divided into compartments, each containing front and back seats like a carriage, and holding eight per sons, though, except in very stirring times, not more than five or six are to be found in them. To my mind our system is infinitely more pleasant. How an American misses the long aisle and the promenade from car to car, the liberty to go where he will, to look at whom he will, to investigate whom or what he will; how he sighs for the privilege of avoiding ineligible companions; how longs for the sight of viands borne by black and yellow matrons, Ac. &c.! Here if one fall among thieves, among thieves must he remain; here must one be smoked and talked into fits, have refreshments thrust at hima through doors and win dows, lose his change by the sudden departure of the train, feel about for and produce ticket and passport once per hour, and suffer inconveniences too numer ous to mention. Imagine the extreme infelicity of being shut up for nine hours with five beings (I will not say hAmna,) three male and two female, (as well as could be judged by appearances,) each one born apparently on the 1st January, A. D. 1, so done up in furs, wrappers and muffs as to resemble nothing "in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the wa ters under the earth," chattering, smoking, eating all the while withsforty horse power I To one of these was imputed "English," but she (it was one of the apparent females) turned out to be entirely guiltless. The only object of interest upon the Railway route from Hamburg to Berlin is the small town of Span dau, one of the grand military stations of Prussia. At this place is an ancient fortress or castle, from time immemorial, a sort of military prison; here was confined for so long the chivalrous and romantic Ba ron Trenck, said to have been beloved by the sister of Frederick the Groat, and made still more famous as a character in George Sand's Consuelo. Berlin is a large and splendid city in the midst of a country which Is well nigh a desert; nature has done but little for it, art everything. The Prussian kings seem to be, and to have been, aware of this niggard liness on the part of nature, and to attone for it, they have profusely adorned their capital with every spe cies of art. 'Twere almost impossible to give an ade. quate idea of the magnificent architecture and gigan. tie proportions of the numberless public buildings. To the cultivation of every art, every science, every craft, is dedicated some gorgeous and massive edifice. All that is beautiful or useful receives from the Prus sian Court and Government the grandest, heartiest, and most liberal patronage. The arts of war and the arts of agriculture are hore as much cherished and engendered as painting, poetry, music or sculpture. The stores of art, in all its walks, are endless, incal culablo, sublime. Scientific and learned men are es pecially wooed in Berlin. All this tells powerfully fur the patriotism and enlightenment of the house of Zohenzollorn (the present reigning family,) and in deed there is no doubt that Prussia is to Germany what Sardinia is to Italy, the country of progress and of liberal principles. What most strikes a stranger upon entering Berlin is the superabundance of statuary and the superabun dance of military. Upon the roofs, upon the pillars, upon the enpolas, and at the entrances of every pub. lie edifice, and most private ones of rank, are to be seen colossal figures of men, beasts and birds, warlike, historical and allegorical. And the many bridges, Berlin being dirided and watered by the river Spree, are flanked with exquisitely chiseled statues, in white marble, of Prussia's Kings, nobles and great men, es pecially of the time of Frederick the Great. Any morial. In Berlin are two of the most renowned equestrian statues in the world, that of Frederick the Great and that of the great Elector of Brandenburg. The one of Frederick, If I am not mistaken, is considered the finest thing of the kind in the world ; it is the work of Rauch, Germany's most prominent sculptor; in the whole and in detail, it is wonderfully grand and beau tiful. I am told here that Seutze, the eminent Dus. soldorf Artist, sow resident in America, and whose matchless works adorn our Capitol and Northern cities, thinks Crawford's newly erected statue of Washing ton at Richmond quito equal to this, excepting per haps some minor paints in the figure of the horse. This is saying much, and makes an American feel proud, and yet sad, at the thought of his gifted but departed countryman. The monument of the great Elector is thickly covered with virdigris, and on this account the Jews of Berlin once offered to purchase it ! As to soldiers, there is no end to them; they per vade houses, streets and fields, thirty or forty thou sand being stationed in and around Berlin alone. Their military bearing is admnirable, their training as thorough as possible. In respect to the discipline of the army, Prussia must certainly be ahead of any other nation, even of England perhaps. 'Tis said thme Prussian military force cnn be raised in thrce months time to) 500,000 efficient and able-bodied men. The uniforms of the different grades are very handsome and tastcful; as the rank rises, so the uniform becomes more brilliant ; the outfit andI appearance of the high er officers are really resplendent. The male members of the royal family all belong to the army, and never appear in public but in full uniform. Privates when they meet officers in the streets, must stop stock still and raise their caps; so must every grade to the grade above them. Before all the palaces and public insti tutions pace day and night, armed sentinels. The high and fashionable street of Berlin is the " Unter-den Linden," (under the Lindens,) the only one which -can boast of trees. This is extremely wide and planted with six rows of Lindens, interspersed at intervals with a tree, name nt known to me, the blossoms of which are fragrant, adding thereby much to the pleasure of promenadere. These Lindens are now old and their boughs quite interlaced among each other, forming thus an inimitable covered walk ; un either aide are shops of all sorts and hotels of corres ponding elegance. From morning until night the " Unter-den Linden " is swarming with superb core netted equipages, dashing military equestrians and people of all ranks, with their best foot foremost. Nothing is exactly come il faut,, without coming to pass or passing from "under the Lindens ;" if you wish to do or get "the clean thing in the ashes," you do it or get it "under the Lindcrs !" In the vicinity of this street is to be found the royal Castle or Palace, the Palace of the Prince of Prussia, the royal armory, the royal museum, the royal galle ry of fine arts, the royal Opera House, the royal Theatre, the royal University, the royal Churches, and all the ornaments of royalty. Every thing in Berlin is "royal," and every word ie preceded by this word. There are in and about this said city two other spots, which may be called natural, the " Lust Gar ten " or pleasure garden, and the "Thier Garten," Zoological gardener ; in this last however there is no sign of beast, without some of the people can be so alled. The " Lust Garten " is a fine grove of large and ancient trees, among which stands the "royal" Conservatory. This Conservatory fully deserves its title of "royal," fur the array of flowers and plants :f all kinds, countries, climes, is actually ravishing, and their arrangement and classification perfect in he extreme. I could spend my life in it, living on he food which it gives to soul, eye and nose. The Thier Garten " is an immense old wood or forrest without the city walls, in .which the trees and under irowth are left fur the most part in their natural tate. It is intersected in every direction by carriage oads, horse roads, foot paths and promenades, and y the river Spree and its bridges; in certain parts re small gardens tastefully laid out and kept, and at be ends of the different alleys and in eligible spot. l I Mere and there are airy cafes and saloons, and along the outskirts are summer houees of the nobility and rich people. In the summer every body hies to the Lust Garten or Thier Garten, and while away the time in eating refreshments and playing games. Hereafter I want to tell you of the royal family and their manners and appearance, (as seen from an Opera box,) of the Theatre and Ope-a, of the fashions among the ladies, of the funny customs, of the de lightful wines and the delightful absence of brandy and gin, of Ambassador Wright and his coadjutors, and of divers other rich things. Peradventure it may give pleasure to some of your readers. J. T. B. INTERESTING TO BAPTISTS. The Southern Baptist Register (revised edition for 1858) presents the subjoined tabular statement of the condition of the Baptist Denomination in the United States during the last ten years. 1st. Losu and gain in the Northern States : LOST. Maine, 1,193 Vermont, 1,205 New Hampshire, 1,463 Total 10,156 GMANED. Massachusetts, 2,359 Rhode Island, 347 New Jersey, 2,624 Pennsylvania, 4,660 Ohio, 1,451 Indiana, 8,130 Illinois, 14,993 Michigan, 1,404 Wisconsin, 3,600 Iowa, 6,099 Doloware, 456 Minnesota, 464 Oregon, 877 Total, 46,964 Deduct Loss, 10,156 Clear gain, 26,808 Clear gain in the Northern States, in ton years, 26,808. 2nd. Gain in each of the Southern States as fol lows : Maryland, I 1,331 Virginia, 27,462 N. Carolina, 21,164 S. Carolina, 11,813 Georgia, 19,97 Florida, 2,164 Kentucky, 10,264 Tennessee, 18,182 Missouri, 22,722 Arkansas, 6,763 Mississippi, 17,832 Alabama, 24,246 Louisiana, 5,157 Texas, 12,026 Total, 201,105 Clear gain the Southern States, in ten years, 201, 105. Excess of gain in the South over the North, in the the last-ten years, 174,297. For the Advertiser. NOTES BY TE WAY. Naw Yong, -. From the Medical Colleges I sought the Hospitals. With these, and their conveniences for the comfort and cure of patients, and the facilities for the student to learn, I was delighted. It is hero that lies the great advantages of the Northern Colleges over the Southern. As to theory, they have no advantage whatever. Hospitals and charitable institutions are very numerous in Philadelphia; so much so, that I concluded that it was fully entitled to boar the name of a "City of Brotherly Lore." Here too, the Press wields a powerful influence. The publishing establishments are very numerous, embracing every variety of printed matter. I no ticed as many as hixteen daily papers, twenty-six weeklies, and four Sunday papers. Besides these, there are thirteen monthlies-religious, scientific and literary ; six quarterlies and three semi-annuals. Ma ny of those, as Godoy's, Graham's, Arthur's and Peter. son's, are welcome visitors to the family circles in the sunny South. But I will take my leave of this delightful city, though without seeing half of it; nor can I think of writing of half I saw, during near a week's stay. From this place, I took the Jersey Central Railroad for New York, at 6 o'clock, A. M., and arrived here in as many hours as it formerly required days to make the trip. The rate of travel between these cities is brisk " non tho~roads South. Inev rode on as saiz g he e; . tea punctual atend e on d eaul and subordinates. Of thei places passed, I could note nothing, though some of them are intimately associa ted with some of the most thrilling senes of the 1Rov olution. I am niiw in Gotham, where they observe Scott's "Good old Rule -And simple plan T hat they should take, wcho have the peower And they, should keep scho con." I cannot now enter into details about the city. It is full of objects of interest to the stranger. My first thought after landing, was to secure quarters for re pose and refreshment. The latter I found to my taste at Taylor's extensive establishment on Broadway, and there satisfied present eravings', and then sought the former in the vicinity of the University, froma whence I now scribble. Once rested and thoroughly roecruit. ed, I hegan to take notice of things as they transpired around me, and likewise to feel some interest therein. I must confess it was truly unpleasant to muy feelings, especially when I recollected the vast difference end contrast in the surrounding scenes, and my calmecoun try home in the distance. About the time of my ar rival, Irish insubordination raged to an Almost un bounded heighth. It was the pinch of the motsey crisis also, when every body seemed "hard up," treim bling, lest .their "riches should take to themselves wings and fly away." Snicidcs,homicides, garrotings, thfts and burglaries were occurring nightly, andl if a man walked o'ut with a few dimes in his pocket, he knew not but that he might endanger his life. Never do I want to see just such a medley with rule and mis rule. I could then see what Shakespeare meant, when ho exclaims: "Out the brief endle!l Life's but a walking shadlow; a poor player, * * * * * * * anmingled Yarn, good and ill together: our virtues Would he proud, if our faults whipt them not; and Our crimes would despair, if th' were not Cherished by our virtues." ROMEO. For the Adlvertiser. TIBUTE OF RESPECT. FOr Scorr, K. T., Dec. 20, 1857. At a call meeting of BiounnoX LoDGE of Free and accepted Massons, held at Fort Scott on 20th Dec. 1857', it was Reaolced, That it is with unfeigned regret that we have heard of the untimely denith of our Brother, JAS. Rnzonna, who met with his death on the 18th inst. Resolred. That in humbly bowing to the will of the grent Architect of the Universe, we sadly feel our bereavement in the dleath of our beloved Brother, who has gemno to thu bourne whene no traveller returns. Resolred, In the death of our lamented Brother, this Lodge has been deprived of one of its most worthy members, and the community of one of its most valuable citizens. Resolred, That as a mark of respect for our de parted Brother, each member of this Lodge wear the usual bad~ge of mourning for thirty days. Resolved, That a copy of these Resolutions be for warded to the parents and relatives of the deceased, and that a copy be sent to the Leavenworth Herald and to the Masonic Journals generally for publication. B. SHERMAN, J. 3. FA RLEY, Committee. W. W. SPRATT. Groaoa P. HaxILToX, Sec'y. pro. tom. At a regular Communication of Faixxnntue LoDGE, No. 25, A.-. F.-. M.-. held at their Lodge room on Wdnesday evening Feb. 3, A.-. L.-. 5858. The fol lowing Resolutions were unanimously adopted: Resolved, That we have heard with feelings of pro. found regret of the death of our Broth~er JAN3s C. Rusonuim, who fell by the hand of an assassin in Kan sas Territory, on the 20th Due. 1857. Resolved, That while we bow with humility to the edict of the Supreme Architect of the Universe, in thus taking from us our Brother, we desire thus to ex press to the world our high appreciation of him as a, nan and a Mason. Resolved, That we deeply sympathise with his fami ly and friends in their sad bereavement.. Resolved, That a copy of these proceedings be fur ihed the Edgefield Advertiser for publication, and Lhat our Secretary be instructed to send a copy to the amily of our deceased brother. By order of the Lodge, S. P. DELOACH, See'y. p We should do our utmost to encourage the beautiful, r th n.se.fu. e.ncura.es Itel. * TEBEDAT ' idgE 30 g15gig, ARRIVAL.OF THE ETEANSEIP. ?ANAD HALIFAX, April 23.-The tBriI dNolr American Royal Mail ee an Capt W. J.. Lang, has arrived iiverpbol dates to Saturday, April 10th. , LIVERPOOL oTTON MAR r ring the week ending the 8th inlt,,,idusive, 77,000 bales. The market had Ienf considera- ; bly excited. and all qualities of con hids ly advanced, but the demand subseqen ' off, and the market closed quiet at adn of } to Id. on the business of thesu ek.. j BREADSTUF.Fs AND Pnovisxorua Business in those departments W a' Lownox MoNEY MARKET-:NR ported in the money market, and Consols e quoted at 96j to 96=. ? SECOND DISPATCH. HALiFAx, April 23.-The Cotton- mark =A opened early in the week at an ady c Mand., to jd. particularly on the lower andkliig. qualities, but at the close of the week the market .. had become settled at Id. to id.,adaide.-%r During the week speculators took 14,000, and exportors 8,000 bales, leaving to the t1Ads-5500 bales. Sales on Friday were 5,50 bale qad "uota tions were barely sustained e Fair Orleans, 7id.; Middling Orleans, 6.15. 16d.; Fair Mobile, 7Id. ; Middling 6 13-16d.; Fair Uplands, 7d.; Middling Uplands, 6ld. The stock in Liverpool was 432,000" balsa of which 326,000 bales were American. Manchester advices were unfavorable, as but little enquiry existed, and prices were barely " maintained. . .r Flour was quiet, and slightly declining: Wheat was firm, but all qualities had some what declined. Corn was dull, and Rice heavy, at a trifling decline. Navals were firm but dull. LATEST--LIVERPOOL, SATURDAY, '4 o'CLOCK- - P. M.-The cotton trade was dull today with - sales of 6,000 bales. - GENERAL NEws.-.Bombay dates to the 18th' March had been received. It is stated that the rebels were fleeing from Lucknow, and nearly : all the city was in the possession of the British The cavalry and artillery had been pursuing the fugitives. The fighting had not been very severe, and the losses were consequently small. There had been a panic at Calcutta,. but the fears of an outbreak had proved unfounded. . The China and European news by this inrrival - is uninteresting. THE KAoLIN FRUIT CAL.-We have been shown a new fruit can, manufactured by the Porcelain Manufacturing Company, of this e at their works in Edgefield District. It is d signed to be used with Dayton's Exhauster recently introduced into the State, -and furnishe . by W. H. Goodrich, in Augusta, and by dealers in all parts of the countr. This can has decided advantages over an'y that we have seen. It is much larger and cheap er, it is not translucent, and, therefore, fruit will retain its natural color; it ma be heated with out danger of breaking like gl ; it is not cor rosive, and is very neat in its appearance. The top is so arranged as to be sealed by means of the exhauster, the process of which is very aim ple, and is fully explained in the circulars ac companyng it. The trouble and danger of loss has been quits discouraging to those who have put up fruit bye many of the plans in use. The method now presented promises to remedy -those evils, nd is worthy of attention.-AugutDst i~h BAX RssUNarrow u following notice from the Augusta C~~~ alist of the 22d instant: / "We understand that the banks in will resume specie payment on the firit d May. .There has been no diffical e for soine months past, in obtaining ac'e rfal1r the necessary wants of bilil-loiders, athoagli the banks were formally in a state of susppson "7 " The resumption will causea depreciatioa in the bills of South Carolina ad other iniksdalesis those banks provide miinsfor a liqidation"s spee . .; Sa OccnnExc.-TheDipz day afternoon says that a little h~jam Cashin, aged about ten years, faln a home last evening, search was made to learn his whereabouts. About 12 o'clocli lst "night le was found d'rowned in the flume unde the mill at the Augusta Machine Wo'rks, having-ftallen in the water and being drawn to the place-where he~ was found. When discovered. the little fellow. was clinging to a bar of iron 'Extending across the flume. FaEESOlL IrsTITU'T10ss.-We copy from the Cleveland Herald an initerestiug article upon the progress of Free Love and Free Love Associa tions, in the northern part of Ohio-originsally settled by people from Connecticut, Massachu setts and Vermont. A Free Love ticket for the town election in Berlin, it seems, has been car-. ried by the Free Lovers, under a disguised name, -and'the respectable inhabitants of tlie town,N who do not believe in the ismn, threateii to leave the place, if they cannot be rid of the leprosy. Four acres of the heigths of the town are nowr devoted to the purposes of the association, and fike houses have been erected within four weeks.. Ihere " persons of both sexes can come, and find ing their affinities, pair with each other I" The als~weiation has a paper there, which is forced upon the attention of others.-Ke~w Tork Herald, f -Ridicule is like mud-the chap must be elever indeed1 who, let all his ways be picked as gingerly as possible, doesn't come in for some small portion of it. Frequostly those who try to avoid It the most, receive it the most. Religious Notice. THEi next 5th Sabbath Union meeting will bo held with the Horn's Creek Church 'comnmencing on Friday before the 5th Sunday in May.- The meeting will be organized at 10 o'clock; A. M., and attend immediately upon the introduitory' Sermon to be delivered by Elder D. D. Bauxsom' Elder S. P. GevzzH, Alternate. Query: How should Churches deal-with thenm bers who have committed. public odbnces I J. 8. MATHEWS, MonZAYom. G. W. Nixox, Clerk. Religious Notice. TuH funeral sermon of Jouzi L. CoonuRN, de ceased, will be preached at Dry Creek Church by - Elder A. P. Nonnis, on the 4th Lords-day of the present month, by request of the family. April 17, 1858. THE AUGUSTA WEEKLY DISPAEUR. We are still furnishing this valuable weekly journal to our.subscribers at the low .price of $1 per year. The " Dispatch" is a large sheet and - well worth double the money at whiebhit can he had. We regard it In fact a capital paper, and as cheap as any weekly In the United States. Those who wish to take advantage of this moure than reasonable proposition, will's~nd'their $1,00 and names to the Adsrertiuer Offietinal date. '5 April 21 1S58 tf. 16 DR. M'LANE'S CELEBRATED liVER PILLL3 a.. The following is a sigple of certlleates .. - eeived daily from our own'citizens: -Nay Yoax, Audn 1 1'852. This is to certify that I have been uuot saiti to severe hpadache; sometimes the pain .weuld severe I could rest neither day or night. 1)r. AM'Lae's CrLebrated Liver Plle, Fleming Bros., I sent and got a hex, of whc--u two pills on going to bed, for two nights. .Af hieed me entirely. Sorge time has n6w apsa I have had no more trouble from uick beadam.6 M. JOHNSTON, 118.Lew s W Purchasers will be 'careful ak o M'LANE'S CELEBRATED 'IAVE factured by FLEMING BROS., of '~ All other Liver Pills in comparson. Dr. M'Lane's genuine Liver Pills,- als Vornifuge, eaa now lbe had- atal stores. &Se genuing withouI tAe: 49