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TEE Frr MEAsa S BY TEE An&um=
The following are copies O theQeens anid
President's M11 Zqgre.4which have just been ri
ceive.1 by Atlantic Tele-graph. Te intelli'ence
of their reception has he,-l welcomed with de
ionstrations of joy inl all the principal cities:
To the JIfnorae 0
T h. President of t7 United States.
The Queen desires 'to eon!ratulate the Presi
dent upon the successful compleLion of this in.
ternational work, in which the Queen has taken
the deepest interest. The Queen is convinced
that the President will join with her in fervent
ly hoping that the .electric Cable, which now
connects Great Britain and the United States,
will prove an additional link between the nations,
whose friendship is founded upon their common
interest and reciprocal esteem. The Queen has
much pleasure in thus communicating with the
President, snd of reniewing to him, her wishes
for the prosperity of the United States.
The President cordially reciprocates the con
gratulation of her Majesty, the Queen, on the
success of the great international enterprse, ac
comlished by the seit:nee, skill and indomitable.
energy of the two) coautriei. It 6 a trii.-ih
more glorious beca-ise far more useful to man
kind, than was ever won by can.lueror on the
field of battle.
May the Atlantic Telegraph, under the b!e.
sing of Heaven, prove to be a bond of perpetual
peace and friendship ',etween the kindtred n.
lions-an an instrument destined by Divine Pro
vidence to diffuse Religion, Civilization, Liberty
and Law, through->ut the world. In this view
will not all the nations of Christendom spnta
neously unite in the declaration, that it shall be
forever neutral, and that its c6imnmications
shall be held sacred in paising to the places
even in the midst of hostilities.
Washingto'n City, Aug. it;, 1858.
From the Macon Telegravh, Aug. 17.
It is with siteere pleasure that we announce
to our roaders, this week, the defeat of Francis
P. Blair, the Republbean ftaudidate for Congress
in St. Louis.
Mr. Blair is a man of large fortune, of great
personal popularity, and without doubt the !blest
champion of the Republican cause in the AIs
sissippi valley, and it is well to note some of the
causes which have brought about his defeat.
Blair is a southerner by birth, and not many
years since was recognised as an ultra pro-slave.
ry man, but the divisions of the Democratic
party in Missouri, between Mr. Benton and his
opponents, forced Blair to take sides.
He became the main stay and support of Mr.
Benton in all the excitinmg controversies and is
sues of the rival factions, but was overpowered.
The Berton party lost control of the State
and dwindled into an insignificant clique who
were occasionally used by the Know Nothings
to effect the defeat and overthrow of the Demo
cratic party. Blair is not a man for minorities,
and we find him, four years since, elected to the
Missouri legislature from St. Louis, as a Diemo
crat, but on taking his seat he becomes the
prominent exponent of the views of the Wilmot
proviso meu and Emancipationists. From this
point the descent was short and easy into the
dirty pool of modern Republicanism. The cam
paiwn of '56 finds him a candidate for Congress
aganst the regular nominee of the Democratic
party, and by playing mum ont the great issues
then before the people, he was elected. Durineg
the last session of Congress he was the recog
nised leader of the opposition ; no member of
the House of Representtives was more violenmt
or 'hostile to the interests of the South than
lirancis Prostog Blhdr-but he'has met his doom,
a righteous retilibution has overtaken him. Th le
indignant vengeance of a betrayed coustituency
was thoroughly aroused, and he has been de
Mr. Blair may console himself in his retire
ment by the hope which the New York Tribune
holds out to himn, that "his present defeat is but
an incident in what promises to be a long and
bright career;" But, fortunately fo.r the Union,
for the South, and for Mr. Blair's coristite:Jey,
~'~orace Greeley is no prophet,' nor the son of a
lai ch#~mieling the result of the election, we
should not omit to mention how Bli was bea
ten. The Abolition correspondent of the New
York Tribune from Missonri, attempts to parry
-the force and effect of this deadly blow to thme
p respects of liepublicaism in the great West,
by saying that the Irish in a body voted agaimnst
Blair and for Barret, the pro-slavery candidate.
We have no dotubt that the Trgbune's man is
right, and that the Irish did " execute" Blair.
The Irish, as a body, are eminiently sound on
the slavery question, and in all the severe con
tests at the Northt and West, are found fighting
shoulder to shoulder with the frienids of the
Union. the Constitution and the South.
All hontor, then, to the Irish of St. Louis, for
their gllant and manly aid to the pro-slavery
cand' ate in his hour of trial. It may be well
to mention, just here, a fact which seems to
have escaped the observation of ouir neighbor
of the Joernal &~ Aessenger. Mr. Breckenridge,
the Know Nothing eandidate against Barret,
was also anti-Lecompton, and the Tribune's cor
respondent says, " the distinctive free State or
emancipation vote may be accurately arrived at
b~y adding to the total result of Mr. Blair two
thirds of the Breckenridge or American vote,
and that it is admitted that two-thirds of the
American vote is in favor of a free State." What
does our neighber think of that picture ? The
Irish vote, sound on the slavery question, and
two-thirds of the American vote in favor of a
free' State. This is the way our neighbor desires
to cultivate an " intense American sentiment."
We must conifess in this instance we prefer the
intense Irish sentiment.
Trasn or Eimuasro.-A man reached Shel
byville, Tenn., front Kansas, o'n the 7th inst..
drawing a little wagon, coitaining his wife and
several children, together with such clothing and
provisions a: were necessary to enable theim to
gon their way. They were returning frotm
uasas to East tennessee. The man had drawn
the wagon from some point on the Tennessee
river, in Mississippi. Some of the citizens there
made up about $35 for him, placed him and
fasmily on the ears, and sent them on their way
CATAWBA GRtAPEs I-Dr. II. B. Coohe, of
.Beech Island, S. C., (a gentleman very thvorma
lly ktnown for his taste and eniterprize in rural
affairs) has favored us (says the Augusta Chr-oni
ce c& &ntinel) with some samples of Catawba
Grapes, front a young vinecyard just comning
into bearing. These Grapes were of extraordi
nary size- many of the bunches weighing near
ly or quite a pound each-and of superior flavor ;
and we most heartily wisht the Doctor a success
comensurate with~ so favorable a beginning.
There is no doubt whatever, that we have the
finest climate in the world for Grape grwn
and wine-making, and we hope to see the euf
tnr~e of the Vine greatly extended.
Corrox PROSPECTS CuAxoED.--For some time
past we had indulged the belief that the cotton
rop of this year would be large. The prospects
as generally reported in the cotton region, j usti
fed the belief, notwithstanding the damiage
caused by the overflow of the Mississippui., lBut
within the last week we hear of a hmost unfavo
rablo change in the prospect for a cottton erop.
For example, one of onur best planters some tent
mile~s west of the city, put the damage to his
crop within tht'last week at t wenty-five per cenat.
Another, in a different direction, some six miles
southeast of the city, makes a similar estimate
o'damage to his crops. Ruist amid wovms are do
ing the greatest part of the mischief. From
Lwdos, Barbour, amid other counties, we hear
of like imnjry to the crop. An August and Sep.
temlor are regarded as time most ewitical period
of the cotton season, antd as the damage has be
gIn so early in August amid as the disasters to ejte
o seem to increaae as~ the country grows older,
re fear that all our cal, ulations of good crop
vill 1'- disappointed. 8.m few will doubtless
rne g ood crops--for tha~t is always the case
mut speaking~ genersii'-, tlhinmgs begin to look bad
j for a good crop. L, i t;ke planters may as
well begun to mnake their raileapp to make
up in pride what threy Jack ,in guantity-wfPnt
WEON 98 IDA Y, AM'GCl.STI 25, 1 bsf.
Thu Dinner of Next Week.
Ample arrangenents are making, a,4 we learn, for
the dinner of next week in coinplimetit to our repre
sentative, lion. M. L. BoNu.u. Everybodly is invited,
and of course everybody will come. The IInee flor
the dinner is the Male Academy Grove, where an etli
cient committee will have every thing in readiness.
We understand that a ball will also take place at
the Masonie A Odd Fellows Hall on Thursday night.
The invitatio'us will be issued in due tite; and a
pleaant danoe may be anticipated.
jV The ladios are refered to a card suggesting
that they contribute in the way of cakes and pa.try
to the Ladies' Table at the dinner.
The military Rev'ews for Edgetield came of lost
week. Our new General of Brigade was out with his
,taff, and addressed the Regimnonts with high aecep
tability. With the exception of a fntinff or two,
and some pretty fierce electioneering, everything
passed off smoothly. General MonAxiA is a staunch
advocate of the p~resent Military System in South
Carulina, and (we nw think) with good reason.
The (leneral goes on to review his Abbeville Reg1
meuts this week.
Governor ALLSTOx has not been around the pres
ont season, having paid our portion of the State his
official call last summer.
Oue of the biggest of the " big meetings " of the
seoason took place at Dry Creek Baptist Church on
Sunday last. From early morn until I I o'clock, the
Columbia road was alive with carriages, barouchos,
buggies, wagons, carts, Ac., carrying the old and the
young, the good and the bad, male and female, white
and black, to the scen6 of action. In the evuning,
all returned in the saine mannor. The rush was im
mense. No accident. The meeting we think, contin
ucs through the present week.
A delayed note, from this ostimable personage to
the Inteudaut of our Town, is this week presented to
the public of Eidgfiseld. As the occasion of THE
FoVITH passed by uniproved, may it not be well for
our Intendant to seize the opportunity of the DosAxm
dinner of next week to solicit aid for the Mt. Vernon
Euterprise. Miave we no " Octavia Walton Leverts,"
whoee zeal will impel them to lend a helping hand in
this matter? Please read the letter to which we al
lude, and se if something cannot b do1ne. Edgefield,
we believe, has done little or nothing in the bWiness
as yet. Do, or do not, our ladies desire a place in
this picture? We will sustain their decision of the
question, whatever it may bo.
The vateran, evergreen editor of the Knickerbocker,
gives expressica to a genial theught-tribute to the
memory of WILLIAI T, PoRga, late of Porter's
Spirit of the Timee. It Is thist
"We find in this morning's papers the sad an
nouncement of the death of our old friend and co
temporary, William T. Porter, of 'Porter's Spirit of
the Times.' Mr. Porter has not been in good health
for many months: and although apparently in no
critical situation, it was yet evident to his friends,
from the paleness of his face, and the clear watery
blue of his failing eyese, that his days were not long
in thme land. Williatm T. Purter was a kindly, courte
ous, genoruns Gentleman, '.1 have wintered and
sumumered with Porter,' said the lamynted Inman to
us one day, net long before his death, 'and I knowr
that a truer or mere generous spirit dmesn'& egist
among us.' And this will ho the c')rdial testimony of
all who had the pleasure well to know the lamented
At the last meeting of this Body they appointed
the next meeting to be held with. (he Little Stevens'
Creek Church, 10 miles North of Ed~geileI C. H,, on
Saturday, the 11th September next-the Delegates
to assemble at 10 o'elock, A. M., organize the Body,
and when organized attend upon the Association Ser?
Rev. D. P. Bauxsox was appointed to preach the
Association Sermon, and Rev. J. S. MAynaWS his al
trnate; Rev. J. M. Cutnat to preach the Charity
Sormon-Rev. W. P. HuIt. his alternaeu,
- T~thdrawal.
We are authorized to state that Capt. 'E. B. Fontzsr
is no longer a candidate for Ordiiary of Edugofield.
The Moultrie Hlouse.
The Charleston E''eing Newrs, of the 19th Inst.,
thus refers to the Moultrie House at Sullivan's Island :
"This surmoer resort has bean unusally patronised
this season, and is maintained in an admirable man
ner. Some years of experlianay and observation have
satisfied us, that during the prevalent-e of epidesnies
in the city, business men from the country may safely
come to the Moultrie House, sleep there at night, and
attend to their business in town in the day."
The Southern apt.tt, noticing that our Village
B iptist Church had soeured as pastor Ihe above-named
gentleman, snys :
"We take pleasure in announcing that this old andi
important church has at lcength secured a pastor,
concerning whom we have strong hopes. Rev. Lu
ther Rico Uwaltney has come to this church with the
best antecedents on his part. His father is an old
mnd well tried Baptist minister in Virginia, and we
have hadl the pleasure of knowing him and his family
for about twenty years. Mr. Cwaltu.'y has pursued
a thorough course of study and was the aceeptable
pastor for a period, In Greenville, N. C. lie is to
commence his duties in Edgefield. about the middle
of Septenmber. The church in Edgefield has long
had able ministers. Dr. B. Manly was pastor for a
series oif years, and Dr. WV. B. Johnson, for about a
quarter of a century, w.e believe."
The second number of a small monthly, entitled as
above, is upon our table. It is published at Phila
delphia, and purperi~s to enter upon the "advocacy
of the noble cause of the pqycjiase of the W~s aigton
Domain by the Mt. Vernon Jhadies' 4rmniation of the
Unin" Among other things, sit is to re.4 skb
names of alt contributors to the Mt. Vernon purahae.
The following a thwe offiers who at present com
pose the Grand Councii of *.o asociation;
Miss A'x Pixera Cuxxixo'naxv, S. Carsoiira.
Mrs. Margaretta S. Morse, New Orleans, La.
Mrs. Octavia Walton Lo Vert, Mobile, Ala.
Mrs. Philoelea Edgeworth Eve, .iuegusta, Ga.
Mrs. Alice H1. Dickinson. Wilmington, N. C,
Mrs. Ciaharine A. McWillie, Jackson, MiSr.
Mrs. Anna Cora itchie, Richmond, V'irginia.
Mrs. Mary Rutledge Fegg, Nashrille, Tuna.
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Walton, St. Luis, Missouri.
Miss. Mary Morris Hlumilton, Now York.
Mrs. Louisa Ingersoll Gresuough, Boston, Mass.
Mrs. Abba Isabella Little, Portland, Maine.
Mrs. Catherine Willis Mkrat, Tallahassee, Fin.
Mrs. Susan L. Pellet, Secretary, Richmond, Vai.
George WV. Riggs, Esq., Treasurer, Washington,
District of Columbia.
Among its miscellaneous paragraphs, the Ilecord
presents a joke which may be somewhat old, but which
some of our readers (like ourself) may not have seen
before. The Paris correspondent of the New York
Times seems to ho responsible for it:
The late Washington Bull at the American Lega
tion, in this city, was the subject of a on maot dropped
by the French Minister of War.
The minister, Marshall Valliant, remonstrated with
Mr. Mason previous to the hell en the inapplroprite
ness of giving a fete during Lent, and asked if it was
not a mistake? "If it is a mistake," replied Mr.
Mason, "it was Washington who made it-for it is
his birth day, and the ball is given in homnor of the
"Oh, that is it!" replied the Marshall, " then it is
the only mistake he ever made in his life!"
The Marshall was one of the first guests at the
ball, a eoursssion he wade to the great name of
Washington, foir is ip strict observer of the require
wnts of Lent.
7.his gentleman has delivered his Mt. Vernon Lee..
tre in th 4'l;y of New 'York. The Erpre and
Triune allude to thsp pjfppmstance; and, although
the attendance was small, the .aturs' is said to have
closed amidst "great applause."
We take oeeasion to repeat, that we have copies of
Mr. Diwsox's Oration on band, at 25 ets. per copy,
ap .......a to be ....'.d to te . ernon.- Oi..
The hair of Millard Fillmore is, on'the other hand,
brown, with a ilight admixture of wiite.
The hair of Franklin Pierce is adark brown, of
which he has a plentiful crop 1
A copy of an admirable speech byrCul. Onn, known~
as the "Craytonville Speech." is upon-the table before
us. We have just read it with a high degree of satis
faction. The points which Ire wadl. by the speaker,
are nearly all conclusive and good. We cannot find
that Col. Oar. difers with Senator lnxosn, unless
it he in an unaffected attachment.-to the American
Union and an abiding disinclinatiow to see it broken
up. Upon the presunt policy of South Carolina and
the South, Col. Onn and the Senator think alike.
So do they upon the Conference Dill; andi upon the
Slavo Trade question; andl upon thepropriety of our
acting in concert with the Demoersite Party.
We hope to publish, soon, a part. Xtnot all of Col.
Onn's able speech.
It is probable, that corn will be aliandant over the
southern country; that the crop of etton will be an
average one; that the price of briadstufs will be
moderati; that cotton will continue-to-sell at present
rates, and, if any thing, go a noteilfEigher; that no
groes and landed estate will advaice in value even
upon the present fair estimates; andsthat, as a conse.
quence of all these things, money willbecomo sufficient
ly abundant to relieve the difficulties of the day and re
store a season of prosperity to the people at large.
From no part of the, country do we hear of any such
pressure as will load to distress. The principle of
"bearing and forbearing" has enabled all to weather
the late financial storm. Nobly persisted in, ap it is
likely to be,-and the horn of plenty, the blessing of
peace, clear consciences, and a plenty of cash, will
mark the good time a-coining.
Our Imp applied to the 'machine' up-stalre for
something on the subject of the - ocean *ctric tele
graph, and, after many trials, coigdronly procuroethe
following paraphrase of a well- dwn stanza. upon
the sun. We are by no means d to the young
gentleman for allowing the nanieof our venerable
paper to be used in the perpetration of an anti.cli
max. Ilii excuse, that nothing else occurred to him
and the 'mnchine' at the time-so- well calculated to
offect that transition, is only adding insult to injury.
But without more words, here is the delectable pro
The lightnings rush'd in electrical flight,
0 Along the big depths of the sea,
The fishes all, half in joy, half in fright,
Cried, " Damn it, ho* elaborately magnetized,
intellectually bridle-wized, and tolographical
ly odgefioldadvertiserised we shall be."
Knock off half of a tallow-candlo, seven crackers,
and two drinks of bald-faced, from the scamp's month
ly allowance, for that;-and sen'd the 'machine' down
to H.R&v's Blacksmith Shop for repairs.
It is said that this renowned preacher is coming to
America. le Is described as a short, thick-set, fat
man, with a good fae6, and a pair of lungs which ena
bles him to got off twelve Kousing discourgs per
week. The style of his oratory is simple, and home
ly withal, yet very effective with his English audien
ces. Perhaps this is because his peculiar cast of pul
pit eloquence is novel, strange, perhaps startling, to
hiis British bearers. They listen becanse of his'pecu
liarities, and are then enchaine, by the forcible ap
plicati-n of his illustrations. With us, this oddity of
stylo is so common to a certain class of our preachers
as to have become "stala, flat and unprofitable." It
may be though, that in Mr. SrunGoEoN'S grasp it is as
a two-edged sword cutting and cleaving to the divid
ing asunder of the sinner and his sins. Take a sam
ple or two of Mr. SPCnGo.oN's rhetoric. In his ser
muon on 'Tme Parable of the Ark,' occurs this passage:
"We dho not find that it ever sprung a leak while it
was out at sea; she certainly neVer went, into harbor
to mend her bottom, fair she had no harbor to go to.
We never rend that No,.n called up Suxxa, 11AM, and
JrAH~n to Wnjk gt the puamps, n~i yet that they had
-any, for there was not a bit iif Jpnagpe about her. No
doubt there were storms during that year; hnt we do
not hear that the whip was ever in danger of being
wrecked. The rocks, it is true, were too low down to
touch her bottom; for fifteen -'jp iupwardl ,did the
waters --prevail,.- anti- the na n -were ebvered.
Rising twenty-seven feet aboye the loftiest, mountains,
she had no qucksanda to fear;t they were too deep
below her keel. But of cours she was exposed to
the winds: sometimes the hurricane might have rat
tled against her, and driven her along. Doubitless at
another time the hail benat on her top, andl the light.
nings scarred the brow of night; hut the ark sailed
on: not one was cast out fron her, nor were her sail.
ors wearied writh constant pumping, to keep "at the
water, or froquent repairs to keep her secure. Though
the woirlal was inundated and ruined, that one ark
sailed triumphamitly above the waters. The ark was
safe, andl all who were in her were safe too. Now,
sinner, the CurtisT I preach to you, is such a refu~ge asi
that. his (lospel has no flaw in it. As the ark never
sank, and Jl4e elements never prevailed against it, .so
Cuttiriever faihl--fl gannot fail-all the prinei
palities an'd powers arc sjec pt J[y. Those who
are in Cuntir are sheltered safply fruig ths storm:
they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them
out of His hands."
Pretty strong. Take another extract from the samme
"'Andl the aoor of the ark shalt thou set ini the side
thereof;' Aund so there is only one domor lending into
the ark of ouF gm41aton, and that is Cuntar. There
are not two Cuanst preached,5 one In one chapel, and
another ini another. 'If any man preach aimy other
dioctrine than ye have received, let him be accursed.'
There is but one Gospel. We take in the rightea'us
out of- all sectioins; but we do not take in all sections.
We pick ouit the godly from among them all, for we
believe there is a remnant in the vilest nf them.
Still, there is only onc doaor; and 'he that cometh not
in by thie door, hgt elimbeth up some nt'-er way, the
same .a. a thimf and a robber.' There was only one
door to thio ark. Some an imnals, Ilk, the euameenpa rd,
whose heads are higher than other anilmasis, mIght
have.to bow their necks to go in by the same entrance
as the waddling ducks, who naturally stoop, even as
they enter a barn ; and so, some of the lofty ones of
this world must bend their heads, if they wiould enter
into the Church by Cnatsr."
We have Ia thmis country a gromt deal of pireachming
of similar stamp with this last quotation. It Is lucid
and orthodox enough; But such queci' illustrations
as that last.-bringing before the mind a gauky be,'t'
and a ridiculous fowl,--do not surely merit applause.
We find nothing like it in the letters of the apostles;
And it would he sacrilege to contrast so coarse a thing
with th. chaste parablesaof our Saviour,
pir The Walhalla Banner learns from the Charles
ton Evening Neica, that "the laying of the Atlantic
Cable is the wander of the age!!" It would seem
from this, that our mountain cotemporary is too mod
est to be his own judge of what is wonderful in modl
emn achiievements' Yet he~ is eyvidontir a "progres
sionist'' of the first water, or at least acr ;o hayv
"the great law of progresaig"' ahlyngs aQ p. p
it not to bu feared that thme editor pf 'Walhal~a imerges
towardls a "higher law ?" Observe'What he is plcasaed
to say abs-iut the Bas':
A lato committee of the 4merican Bibjs society
have diseoyered that there are iyany thuagcds of
errors in the Bible; beasco when the Jible anid Truth
conflict T'ruth should have the preference. Thme
learned worhl has lately discovered that the Bible has
thousands of errors in.ir, and it Is our object to let miur
readers know it, so that they may not be kept in igno
ranee any longer; for this cause they should exercise
their reason on the Bible and learn the Truth for
themselves, as it advises ns to do.
We may add that our Waihalla "progressiunist"
heitates not to whack away at the whole structure of
the Judiciary as being'an incubus upon justice and
behind the wants of the age. IHear. him in his coin
ments upon the TRIAL. oF REICegg,:
I' Althmough the whole proceedings of thec case were
eonducted with the grestpst deeorui, and na fault
a be fund in them according to the preaaling no
tioins of time age, yet a Ileformer would he apt to ask
this question aim rieading the procedings : " Why
cannot twelve or twenty meni of Charleston know
whether the prisoner he .guilty without all theoex
pense, time, learning and tehnicalities of this Au
gust Court ?"
The true answer would be this; "If the Americans
can govern themEelves without the Court of a king,
they are capable of doing it without a judicial Court."
The next great change in man's soacial affairs will
sweep awniy from Amierienn burdens the judicial
balges of slavery dlerived fron the old world, and
spply their places with some leg founded upon
true Anierican wisdoem."
Just here somaethiig crosses our mnind, In the natpre
of a writ de lanastico ingnirendo; hew it came to be
sggested, we have no time to consIder.
pai- The deaths from Yellow Fever in New Orleans
on g(opsla1 gore fifty-eight, on Tuesday forty-six,
'The Yorkville Enquirer report. a speech of Ron.
Wy. W. Bot ca, recently delivered before a portion of.
his constituents, in which that gentleman takes ground
ROs follows:
"Pitt it mny he after tll, in spite of our utmost
wi'domc, thut the onemiom' of the Sith may attain
possession of the tivernment. In this case. Mr.
Boyce hald em lhesitation in saying that we ought in.
stautly, t,, withdraw fromi the confedlerney. The elee
tie n f ln Abolitionist to the Presileney, or one
pledged to enirry out that policy, upon p lirogramtne
elf principles losatile te the South, wimnild indien te cnh
a settlesl pourpose to desrnmy us, that it woiuld e med
noss in us to await tie final blow. Resistance would
nkeuesesarily involve all the South, occurring as it would
in the uAlet (f extreme exasperation. The result
would be a new confederacy: or an ameundnent of
the Constitution, disposing of the slavery question
Already, in noticing Governor- HAMoN's Beech
Island speech, hnve we expressed the hope that such
an event might prove the signal of determinate ae
tion liy the people of the South, having in view the
alternatives of immediate reform or disunion. A con
eerted movement, in which all the laveholding States
should take part, would of course lie far better than
any partial demonstration ; and such a movement, we'
trust, could be brought ahnmut, by a united, member
ship in Congress, cheered on by prompt encourage
ment from the people at home in their primary as
semblies. But even -hort of a general movement, it
does not appear unwise or impractical that any three
or even two, (if our Southeru States, should embrace
the cpportuuity to declare their withdrawal from a
Government held and controlled by a majority hostile
to the demrest interests of our section. Suppose these
two States to be Missiseippi and Alabama, or Georgia
and South Carolinu. Imagino either of these comibi
uations formed, its purposes defined' and active steps
in. progress to consummate its object. Conceive the
excitement that must at onco spread like a forest fire
over the entire country. Go further, ad read in an
ticipation tho solemu covenant by which the acting
sovroignties shall have bound themselves to each oth
er for wea or for woo.' See their appeal, glowing with
eloquecu and pmtriotism, to their co-States of the
South. Peruse the vindieation of their course before
the country and the world,-rief, dignified and pow.
erful. Witness their preparations, as a new power,
"to live and not to die." Mark the more than Ro
man fortitude with whicb, having initiated the step
of disunion, they avow their determination to main
tain it to the last dire issue of battle if need be.
Could Mississippi and Alabama,-or could Georgia
and South Carolina.-thus united,-thus resolved,
thus in actiio, to free themselves from the rule of a
tyranical and hostile goverument,-could they, we
ask, by any fair estimate of probabilities, fail to
achieve their object,-independence or redrecss,-with
safety to their interests and unlying renown to their
eseutchoons ? Who cain duubt upon the point, when
he considers that any imperilling of the weal and
strength of Mississippi anml Alabama, of Georgia and
South Carolina, would be felt as a fatal misfortuno by
the entirp South; or when he estimates the certain
and speedy effuoto of such a,dcemonstration in disarm
lng fanaticism at the North, and In again lifting to
power the couservatism and patriotism of that see
tion uf the Union. The result would be, as Mr.
Boyer says, either "'a new confederacy," or some
unmistakeibie Oenactment "disposing of the slavery
question forever." And there are strong reasons for
14iukinig that the latter alternative would occur, and
not diuilon, Thu case would necessarily go up be
fore the grand poliiijal court of the American Con
gress. Upon the side of justicn and the culstitution,
would be found all the virtue and wisdom and patri
otism of the country. Truth would prevcail. Error
would stand abashed. Fanaticism would cower be
fore the storm it had raised. All that the South should
ask, would be granted. The seceding States would
be satisfedm and thme Union restored upon a firmer he
ocas ;i sounder bmtsis than ever.
Of couirs~ ia wli4 yp have said, we have reference
to the election of a Repuiain to the Presidency un
der circumstancces that would ' Indiat a stulede pur
pose to mfesroy" the prosperity and institutions of
our seetion. If the Republican could come into
power, lay any possibility,.jrith a fair "'programmce
of principles," It. would be matter of great doubt
whether the evant shonl4 lhe fixsed upon as an occa
sion -fr Southern aotion, In any wise,
It has been rumored, and believed by many, that
Mr. Jonx A. WVAasrsarox designed removing the re
mains of GnoRGE WVAaneNCvoN fromu Mt. Vernon.
To contradict this, it is only necessary to publish the
icijg part of time contract between the said Jomsx
A. aned the ?tegscpt of the Ladies' Association:
" It is covenanted bptirepp the parties that the said
John A. Washington, his hpirs of' assigps, shall place
tho vault at Mount Vernon in sneh a sepsra and per
manent son4ition~ as he or ithey shall sep t so as not
to include muise than a half aure of land, and thait the
said vault, rAe ermmacle i,e anmd aeroundm it, gmyd tie en
elosuere esel nerer be reeored or.iturbedi,"
Of course this must be allowed to decide the mooted
But there is another matter yet in doubt, viz:
whether this Mr. J. A. WAsnuNGvoN is at all related
to the Paste'r Patritr? Tha Hiome Jouernale says he
is not.
The September number of this royal literary month.
ly is before us. It is the most attractive publication
in America.
The following ttrong inducements are offered for
new subscribers
" Any person whoc will forward 10 new subsietions:
to the Kniekerbeocker for one year, beginning July,
1858, at $3 each, ($30,) will be presented with a deed
giving a perfect title to 10 acres of Iand! in Toxas:
amne! 10 copies of the Knickerbeker, for one year,
promnptly mailed to the subscribers whose names are
forwardced, whether at the same or different Post
For 20 new subserIptIons, at $8 each, 20 copies of
the Knickerbocker fur one year, and a deed, as above,
for 20 acres of lande.
40 new subscriptions, at $3 each, 40 copies of the
Knickerbocker for one year, and a deed fur a farm of
40 acres of land.
80 new subscriptions, at $3 each, 80 copies of the
Knickerbocker for one yemar, and a deed for a farm of
80 acres of land.
100 new subscriptions, at $3 each, 100 copies of
the Knicerbocker for one year, and a deed of a farm
of 160 acres of land.
The Knickerbocker landls, includirig 25,000 acres
.ciroady purchasedi in variomus counties in Texas, are
seteetsod ac especially desirable for cultivation, and
likely t,9inprpva papidly in value one ecoeunt of their
favorab~icafdeop, 4ipm$ Mhp failroads nowv being pro
jeeted in the bcte. IZ is 4;y 9.9 gensna thme imntention
*9f the Snickerboekce'r to enlter the QA ef " Gift En.
tipfp.ises," but, while it f'urnishecs tb6 west 'erigineal
;eq4gg iby $he ost Amuerican authmors, it offers the
monus whereby pny person way, by a small effort,
become a land'holder, or give thig gratiication to an
either, and at least one poor elan in eyery yillage and
town in the country be enahled to prqguip a farm and
a home for his famnily in the South-west The large
capital by which the 1iniekerboeker is sustained, its
continuance to the Ififty-asecond volunie without in
terruption, mand its universal recognition as " the old.
est and best-established Magazine in the country,"
are a sufficient guarantee that its promised wIll he
promptly fulfilled."
The curious may like to see the subjoined account
of the color and quality of the hair of our various
Presidents. It is correctly given, from samples pre
served in a glass frname and now to be Been at the
Patent Office, Washington:
The hair of Washcington is nearly a pure whcite,
fine and smooeth in its appearance.
Thmat of Johno Adlaims is nearly the same In color,
thomugh peor baps a little coarser.
Thme hair of Jefferson is of a dif'erent smhaeractor,
being a mixture of white and auburn, or ac saendy
brownm, aned rethmer coarse. In his yocuth, Mr. Jeffur
sun's hair was reemarkable for its brighmt colomr.
The hair of Madison is coarse, and of a mixed
white and dark.
The hair of Monroe is a handsome dark auburn,
smooth and free from any admixture whatever. He
is the only President, excepting Pierce, whose hair
has undergonce no change in color.
The hair of John Quinwy Adams is peculiar, being
coarse and yellowishm gray in color.
Tlce hair of Gen. Jackson is almost a perfect whmite,
but coarse in its charmcter, as might be supposed by
these who have examined the portraits of the old
hero. .
4 bcuir of Yan Blurcn Is white and smooth in ap
Te haire of Gen. rimc-ronisinwhtiha
slight admixture oflem b s wiewt
The hair of John Tylei is a pniftyre ,i Whbito and
The hair of James j5. polk psagigopt apqe yin
The hair of Gen. Taylo's wihft,, iia agh d
The attention of all amateurs and connoisseurs in
street-making, is especially invited to the smoothness
and elegant finish of two or three streets in our town.
One of them may be found in front of Mrs. B.tAs's
residence and leading by the Episcopal Church. But
this is scarcely of equal merit with the hilly street
which connects the village proper sd that portion of
our environs known as Bineoabe. Perhaps two such
specimens of perfect street working are not to be
found this side of New Haven. It does seem to us that
a public meeting would not be amiss, to render a vote
of thanks to our city oficors on acount of the classic
elegance with which theso highways are preserved
and improved.
p"- Ix Augusta, on the 17th inst., a salute of 160
guns was fired in honor of the succo.sful working of
the Atlantic Telegraph, and there was a general re
joicing among the people.
IV It is vain to stick your finger in the water,
and, pulling it out, look for a hole, and equally vain
to suppose that, however largo a space you occupy,
the world will miss you when you lie.
p0 A lawyer in Batavia, N. Y., lately charged a
man $785 for collecting $800.
IV' The " Keitt Guards" is the name of a Rifle
Company recently formed at George's Station, and so
called in honor of Col. Keitt.
pz Tho county of ienderson, in North Carolina,
is said to be the only one in the State in which every
male, savo one, over twenty years of age, can read.
It is doubtful if the saO can be said of any other
one in the South-perhaps not even in the New Eng
land States, where the system of education is so
- "A Friend," is referred to our number of last
week, where he will see that we corrected the very
obvious error to which he now kindly draws our at
tention. Indeed, we correeted It in pencil for some of
our more critical exchanges the very week it occurred.
Still, though late, "A Friend's" attention is properly
pW- As the sun, in its full splendor, was peoping
over the eastern hills, says a Yankee paper, a newly
married man exclaimed: "The glory of the world
is rising !" His wife, who happened to be getting
up at the moment, taking the compliment to herself,
simpered out, "What would you say, dear, if I
had my silk gown on ?"
pl0 The Carolina Tines printing office, under a
foreclosure of mortgage, was sold on the 7th inst.,
to Dr. J. H. Boatwright.
tgr The Ohio Penitentiary contains seven hun
dred cells, and at the latest dates there were six hun
dred and ninety-nine occupied.
p3-% Mr. Cyrus W. Field has ordered another ca
ble to be constructed, on account of tho prospect of
the immense business which %ill offer. The cable
line will be closed until the 1st of September, except
for the messages between the two governments of
England and the United States.
tw lie understand arrangomonts are in progress
for getting up a grand costume ball at William
ston, on the 8th September,-and a great time is an
p2- The weather prevailing in New Orleans, at
the last accounts, was very warm.in the day, with
very cool nights. The wind was constantly blowing
from the I'forth; and the yellow fever was daily get
ting worse.
p$- The negotiations between the South Carolina
Railroad Company and the City Council of Augusta,
having been settleod, and the draw in the bridge loca
ted, the Company resumed work on the bridge Wed
nesday morning last.
3g' Last week a little son of Judge Donalson, in
Mgntezumn, Indiana, was bitten on the arm by a
spider, while sleeping in a cradle. The arm swelled
rapidly, infmmatioan spread to other parts of the
body, and the second day after thu injury the child
g|" The latest news from Salt Lake City informs
us that the Mormons had all returned to their homes.
lBrigham Young was in good health, but was fearful
of being assassinatoad,
gg' It is annouuceol that Minister Forsyth will
return from Mexico in the sloop of war Plymouth.
g~" Capt. Joseph Hamilton, of New York, for
maoy years a shipmnaster at Charleston, died in the
latter City, on Friday last, of yellow fever.
p!p- The officers of the qteam frigate Niagara
(recently emnplo,yedl in laying te A tlantic cable,) have
been allowed leave of absene for three-months.
87 A paraigraphm has been going the rounds about
a lady who las a moustaa'ho on her lip,. It is not
uncommon for young ladies to have moustaches on
their lips, but rare that they grow there.
p -A man greatly in deubt, on his odeath-bed,
said: " I only wish to live till I piay my debts." His
friends comnmendled thae motive of his prayer, andl the
sick moan, inl i low tone, proceeded : " And .if heaven
would grant me tis prayer, I know my life would be
very long indeed."
p0 The best lip salve in creatIon Is a sweet kIss.
The remedy should be usedl with great care, however,
as it is apt to bring on an lfronO~ of the heart.
p'* The western papers are not so sanguine noow
of the fnvorable prospects of the cotton crop, as they
were a few weeks ago. Dry wenther, rust and worms
are causing much odamnage.
gg Many persons spend so much time in criti
isiag and disputing aboaut thme Gospel that they have
none left for practicinog it. As if two sick men shoaubo
aprrel about the pharnsuool'ogy of their physicians's
prescripotion, anal fosrget to taoke thme medicine.
Whoever saves anther hardl work, is a benefacto'r
of lhis species; anod wve hare no doubt every business
man aims to acquire as mouch money (with as little
delay) as p~ossible. Thoe most complete p1:an, the
shortest road we know oif by which such end can be
reachedl, is that opened by Samuel Swan A Co., in
their gr-nd Georgia Lotery, which, on remnittuonee
to them, at Augusta, Georgima, of ten, five or two and1
a half dollars, will returno yor. a whole, hall or oquar
ter ticket, which may prove so lucky as to put you
in fundls, and spare you thme necessity of drudging
painfully for the almighty dollar. 90
For the Adv'ertise.r.
Notice is he'reby gif-en to the lies of thme Distriet,
hat th~e Coupmnittee of Arranngcments will set for them
g separate 1.able, furnished with clotha anal lates, andl
ict~ a gooog liarbacyeo ilpir of n;gats, broad &c., to
whilfthe ladies are e'gruestly aquesteg tQ add as
much cakes and pastry as they many choos~e to~ fuirnishm.
J. H. MIMS, Chair.
Cumnmittee of Arrangernents.
For the Advertiser.
Ma. Enmroon:-During my lato ubsenco from home,
the following graeful, touchIng, and eloquent appeal,
was directed to my address through thme Post Office.
Though the occasion contemplatedl in it has passed
by, yet its lofty, its patriotic, and (I might almost
say) religio'ua sentiment, should not be lost to our
gallant people, who are proud to boast -of their at
tachhent to the South, to Southern patriots, and to thoe
glorious memories of Southern Revolutionary heroes.
Will thety-c'an they forget, the last, and most eher
ised abIding plae of the greatest of warriors, the
gratest of stateson, and theo greatest of men ?
Those libprsl.:ninded, high..toned, and generous
men and women, who wish to rescue the tomb of
WashIngton from oblivion, can findl a subscriptIon
lIst, either with Mr. Ramsay, the Post Maiter, or my
self, and can also see printedl and wrell authenticated
douments, attesting the object to which their bounty.
is to be apoplied., Respectfully,
JOSEPH ABNEY, Intendant.
Ricmmmoxn, June 26th, 1858.
Geuntlesmen :--You are aware that the women of the
United States, are devoting their best energies to the
saeld object of perpetually securing to their country,
as a "holy shrine" of National affection, the Home
The success which has, thus far, attended their ex
ertione,-aided as they have been, by the voice of
eloquence and the spontaneous cleirintgs of patriot
ism-embohlleus them to appeal t,: the whole country,
not as petitioners for arsistance. but, as Siltera, in
rokinig their brethren to come up to the great work,
and to llace their natire oferinga also on the grave
of their common Father-of the man who has been
unequalled in the tide of time, for his wisdom, his
self negation, and his purity. It is believed that the
approaching Anniversary of American Independence,
-an event so inseparably connected with the memory
of the Patriot, whom we asi delight to honor, irill
present to our f.llov-ci tzens a fittling occauion to en
roll theilree ne amae,lnhern of on Anaociatioan ,rhove
sole isnpalc is that of divinterceted lore of Country,
andl, therefore, resaperfully, ask, that you will make
much arrangements for the Fourth of July 1858, as in
your wiadoin, may seem best for obtaining contribu.
tions in aid of the great object which every American
should cherish in his heart of hearts.
As a daughter of South Carolina, I feel proud to
know, that by her generous espousal of the Mt. Ver
non cause, she is so fair, second to none in this trib
ute to the memory of the Father of his Country;
but, thi is due to the patriotic contributions of Chartre
ton. Will not the citizens of the interior, feel it a
privilege to emulate her example, and to have their
names recorded at Mt. Vernon, among those who
purchased and consecrated it to his nwanory. Their
aid too, is neealed to susain the present position of
their gallant State.
I bog leave to append dn extract from our By-lawn,
by which it will be seen, that a small sum from each
individual, confers the privilege of membership in an
Association, the accomplishment of whose work must
lie an object of pride and gratification to all who have
aideal in it however humbly. I eneloso you a sub
scription paper-the money which may be collected
can be sent to the Editors of the " Courrier," Charles
ton. The names of subscribers can be sent to the
Courier and to the Regent. I have the honor to be
with great respect,
Regent Mt. Vernon Ladies Assocition.
SOCIATIoN.-" Any citizen of the United States, from
whom the Regent, vpy of the Vice Regents, the Secre
tary, the Treasurer, or any local Board, or authorized
Agent may for that purpose receive or recognize the
receipt of the sum of one dollar, shall be a member
of the Association, and the payment of the farther
sum of one dollar, in any one year, shall entitle a
member to attend and vote at the Annual meeting of
the Association of that year."
For the Advertiser.
SALUDA, August 201h, 1858.
Mn. Eniron:-Dear Sir-Permit me through the
columns of your paper, to give a brief sketch of a
Barbecue given at the Old Steam Nill Station near
Mt. Enon Academy, on the 13th Inst. It was in one
of those spots, (save a few indications of the axe which
bad cleared and has now under cultivation, a small
corn field, and a newly erected School House) where
nature has her full domain; and the lofty pines wave
majestically over the forest with their mournful
sighs. The crowd gathered about eleven o'clock, and
the woods ochoed with the merry laughs and howdy
does, and how is the election going for Senator, &c.
The assemblage were of various classes, characters
and political opinions. Candidates were there working
energetically, the most conspicuous of them wore the
two who are now candidates for Senator, and cau
sing so much unnecessary excitement among the
people. There was a consilderable run of political
excitement during the lay, but no fights and but lit
tIe quarreling disturbed the multitude.
Dinner was announced about twelve o'clock, and
all engaged joyfully in the Festival, where mutton,
pork, Irish potatoes, and several other substantial
dliets were in abundance. The meats were barbecued
nicely, and other catibles were served up with taste.
The superintendent deserves credit for his attentive
ness and dexterous manigement.
The most engaging and exquisite enjoyment of the
daay for the faithful and merry mind, was the Dance,
which commenced early in the morning and contin
ued until four or five o'clock in the evening. Two
violins made music for the dancers-and their vibra
ting sound made every heart throb with delight ; even
the walls of the newly erectedi School souse seemed
to partake in the eostaey. There were several en
chanting beauties engaging in and witnessIng the
dance. Their blooming faces..jnd heaving bosoms
seemed to denote no little enthusiasm-with merry
ringing laughter and smiling faces, they were soon
hurling around in the coatillion. We had several
handlsonie nymphbs from Newherry District, who aid.
ded considerably to the Cue and Dance, by enlarging
our faair representation in beauty and intelligence.
Suine of thenm were so winning and attractive as to
leave Cupid behind working mischief on some yaoung
gallant's heart-nme I aim fearful is not altogether
imnpregnable. The greater numbier of Lady dancers
moved with exquisite taste over the floor, and among
thenm were acme not easily excelled in that beauteous
art. Such is my judgemnent, though I anm no ,lancer,
as I never have as yet engaged in the dance. There
wecre several Ladie--feascinating virginr-amonag the
assembly who didl not engage In the dhance; but
amused themselves by conversing with sonic love.
seeking swain, os silently witnessing the performance.
I must now eluoe by bidding niy fair friends an af
ectionate farewell, hopa~ing that I may meet themi
again on such aanothecr joyous occasion.
HEAu'rn or' Charleston.-The Courier of Fri
day says :
"Sixteen cases of' yellow fever-chiefly for
eigners of very recent arrivals-have beena ad
mtted into the Roper JHospaital, sinice the 11ith
insit. 0Of these cases, four were in the foturth
dar at admaission, and onie died in an hour and a
half after admission.'
" The deaths in all, under these circumistances,
have bec six, leaving ten eases there still under
treatment, some of which are in stuch a stage
that no opinion can yet be pronouncedt.
"u To' any one acquainted with the habits and
circumstanamces of'the class of population which
furnishes the cases admaitted to the Roper Hios
pitah, it needs not be stated that the relative mor
tality in suich eases is nmo criterion whatever of
the character of the disease under other condi
tinls, or of the coindition of the city, as regards
the health and safety of aniy persons of southerns
" We trust that any inf'ormiation which our ex
changes deemi proper to give, wvill be accompa
nied hierenifter hy its atuthority, if' it is designed
to controvert ainy publication that is made offi
ially anid ain nuthority."
Correspondence of the'Augusta (Ga,) Dispatch.
Cruimsc, Ga., August 17.-One of th~e most
willf'ul murders ever' co~mmitte.d ini a civilized
country, wigs comiitted ip this (Forsyth) coun
ty, on the night of the 7th institit, upon an unof
fensive dpunlien nian-Y'hughan, of Sauth Car
olina, The particulars of thie imurder, as I heard
thetm to day fronm various sources. are these: As
the muurdered muan, Vaughan or Vaughn, was
returninug from a Justice Court to a neighbor's
houso with a party of friends, lie was followed
and killed after night, as the maurderers say, in
iistake for aiiother man. Vaughan's friends
know'pg the party in pusit soime three or four,
were bent upoii thireshing onie of thetr numiber
jumiped oft' their horses and doggaed ii.to the thick
et, where the whole transactioni was witnessed
by them. Four of the murderers are now in
umming Jail, aiid one yet out.
The excitement against the nintrderers in this
ad the adjoining counties is very high, and if
their trials comne on at this term, and _they are
et foot loose again uponi this conmmunity, .there
is Io doubt but sompe of the ring-leaders will be
Lynched in: less than twcntydour hours after
ards. In haste, BC ON
SwAute Fsxr.a.-The Natchez courier' says:
' We hear of innumerable cases of swamp fever
mong bath whites and blacks in the parishes
pposite us in Louisiana, amnd in the lowlands of
this State, occasioned by the falling waters. Not
few of' these cases are brought on this side of
Lhe river, anid fromi the peculiar appearamnce of a
ersoni having the swamp fever, the skmn being
ore or less yellow, same persons are apt to
istake such cases for yellow fever. We have
eard a skillful physician pronounceswamp fever
tiothing more or less than chronic yellow fever.
N. 0. Delta. August 13th*.
FinaE.-We regret to lIarn that the dwelling
house of Mr. Drury Kizar, a very estimable
citizen, residing about five miles from this vil.
lage, was entirely.consumed, Tuesday night about
10 o'clock. Everything in the sbape of clothing- -
and bedding of the whole family, as well as five
barrels of flour, were consumed. It was caused
by accident-the famnily being in the kitchen,
boiling sugar-cane syrup, a little girl was sent
into the house for something, and instead of -
carrying a candle, she took a lightwood torch,
and either by dropping, a coal or in some other
manner, fire wa. let in the room she visited.
She closed the door after her, and when the fire
was discovered, some half-hour thereafter, it was
too late to savo anything.-Lexington. Flag.
TEr.EGRAPHIIC yoKEs.-A correspondent of the
New York Times says there is a rumor that there
was a postscript in the communication of Vie
toria to our President, which was onmitted in the
publication. It is as follows:
" You will oblige me by expressing yourself
cautiously in replying to my dispatch, as I wish
to avoid giving Albert any jealous or unpleasant
feelings, which would, you know, very naturally
be created by mny sparking with a Bachdor."
Presidents Reply.-" The western world readi
ly adapts itself to European examples, and par-.
ticularly to such as are furnished by persons of
exalted birth and station. I hope yours will be
imitated by others of your sex, although your
communication, owing perhaps to its novelty,
was the most shocking I ever received."
TuE Fmsri.E or Co'r-rox.--We learn that
the first bale of cotton of the new crop, sent to
this market was received yesterday atthe ware
kouse of Messrs. Heard and Simpson, from the
plantation of Thomas S. Miller, on Beech Island,
South Carolina.-Augusta Constilutionalis, 18th.
Hi.1 Pnaucs FOR SLAVEs.-The Frederick
(Md.) Herald notes the sale of three slaves in
that county for two thousand eight hundred and
forty dollars. One aged about seventeen years,
brought one thousand one hundred and fifteen
dollars, another about fifteen years of age, one
thousand and ten, and the other about nineyears
of age seven hundred and twenty-five dollars.
SvicinE.-Col. Ed. Yarboro, son of the propri
etor of Yarburo's Hotel, in Italeigh, North Car
olina, committed suicide, in that city, Tuesday.
night, by cutting his throat and stabbing him
seff in the heart. He was much esteemed in
Raleigh, and leaves a widow, who was so ill at
the time of the occurrence that she could not be
informed of it until Thursday morning.
MaINo AX Or.n MAx Youva,-On the receipt
of the news in Stockbridge, Mass., the father of
Cyrus W. Field, having heard the rumor of the
despatch, which was sent to his son Dudley,
could not credit it, until lie had gone to see the
despatch for himself. This, with Cyrus' name
subscribed, satisfied him. Although nearly 80
years old, a score seemed to have been lifted off
his steps on his return, and passing a group of
boys about the common, he exclaimed, "Now, -
boys, fire away!"
since, says the New Orleans Crescent, 'we men
tioned, as a singular circumstance, the marriage
of a.German widow in the Third district to her
liph husband-no one of the previous four hav
ing outlived his wedding a year. Well, a few
days since this fifth husband took the yellow fe
ver. He died, and on Friday he -was buried.
Thissingular and mostremarkible fatality among,
the hqsbands of one lady would create doubtful
talk among that lady's acquaintances, were she
not well known and respected, and the causes of
death of her different husbands well known to 4
theim frienids. As it is, it is one of the most cu
rious instances of fatality we ever heard of.
been visited during the past week with severatr
refreshing showers, which have cooled the at
mnosphere, and revived the face of nature. These,
however, have been partial, and many portions
of the District are still needing rain. The crops
of cotton and corn have suffered from the lone
continued dry weather; but the corn crop will -
still be an abundant one, and we suppose the
cotton has not lieen seriously danmaged.-Insde
pendent Press.
Faox BDn T~o WonsE,--We see fi-ri otw New'
York exchanges that the ladies of that city 'aro
about introducing a newr fashion, which we hope
will find no favor South. The new style of dress
is said to be cool and attractive-no doubt but the
latter is the intenttion-the back of the dress be
tween the shoulders is cut in tiae shape of a V
so as to display the shoulders, neck and a portion
of the spinal vertebrae, the edges of the open
ings being bordered with the lace and connected'
with the opposite side with silk cord. What
next ? Tis is the age of improvement, anid it
seenms the ladies are determined either to keep
iup with it or go-ahead. Expansions of the
skirts we thought bad enough-but expating
or leaving open thme body with the vacuum filled
up with fine lace and silk cord-oh, my !-Au
yusta Disjndcht.
Mnt..,nur.--We regret to learn, that Mr.
F. T. Pentecost, of the firm of WV. S. Cothran as
Co., of Rome, Ga,, and fornierly of this city, a
gentleman well known ini biusiness circles, and
highly esteemed for his social virtues and busi
ness qjualificationms, met with a strange and fatal
accident on the evening of Aug. 1 1th. He was
beating oftbrwith his hands, a humble bee that
was flying about his head, and slowly retreating
bacyw-uards, wvhen lie siuddenlly fell into a gully
at hi s heels, andl struck his bead in such a man
ner ats to inrc the spine at the lower joints of'.
,the neck. Thie effect, was an instant paralization,
of the muscles of the body below the head, and
a gradlual sinking awaly, until the following eve
ning, when be expired. He was buried on Fri
day eveninig in the new city cemetry.-Augusta
MARaRIED, Ott the 19th inst., by J. Quattlebum Esq.,
OUTZS, all of this District. -
HAMBiURG, August 23, 1858.
Cotton.-The Receipts and Sales of Cotton fur the
past week in this market have been very light. Pri
ces remain firm at former quotations, viz : 9 to 121
et.. per lb. -K.
AUG USTA, August 21, 1858.
Coton.-Sales to-day 89 bales-32 at 112; 41 at
112; 3 at 12; and 31 bales new at 12& cents. Receipts
41 bales-9 of the new crop.
Salt.-We note some movement in Salt, with amap
wsgrd'tenqcey in prices. We hear of sales at tt7 ets.
'"G'an.-Wheat is in acti~'e deniand at firni and adi
vancing prices. We quto good to priqie'lled $1 fd
51,05; good to pri~no WYhite $ 1,10 to $l,20-'-thla 1t,
ter- figure, however, for a very select article. Cor; lp -
in better demand, at slightly Improving prieos; we
quote 6I3 to 68 ents per bushuh.
.Ilour.-Country Flour is also In good demand, at
advancing prices. We quote Tcnnessee Superfine
$5,25 to $5,50 in bags and barrels, Extra Family
$5,75 to $0i in bags and barrels.
BIacon-We note no improvement in this article.
The demand is limited at unchanged quotations. Ten.
neosee Sides 10& to lie, for Ribbed and Clear; Should
ers Sc.; Hams 10 to 12c.
NEW YORK, August 20.
Sales of Cotton to-day 400 hales. Flour buoyant,
with sales of 10.000 barrels; Ohio advanced 10 cents,
and quoted at $5,84 @ $6l, and Souther& advanced
15 cents per burrel, and quoted at 5,40 @ 5,75.
Wheat adlvancinag, with sales of 35,000 bushels
White $1,40 @ 1,60, and Red $1,20 @ 1,30.
The fullowinig quotations are the most reliable we.
can gather from aclual sales:
Bacono.-Since last report 50,000 lbs. changed hands
at ile., hog round. Stock limited to about 40,006
lbs. Demand moderate.
C'orn.-Dull at -45 @ 47 cents, sacks, delivered at
depot. Supplies light.
Plour.-None in market except for retail.
Wlheat.-Red 63 @ 70 cents; White 75 @ 80
coming in freely at these figures.
NEW ORLEANS, August 18.
Silos of Cotton 2,000 bales. Prices stiffer, but quo
tations unchanged. Pritne Coffee 111 cents. Re
Wheat 90; Western Mess Pork advanced 121 cents
$18,25. -
CINCINNATI, Asgust 17.
Flour dull and unchanged. Whiskey 23e..- Pro
isions, nothing doing. Wheat 93e. @ $1,10. Oats
i... . a- fl. orn dul

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