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The Democratic Party--Its Southern
We copy the following from the Charlotte
A few days ago, we had a conversation
U LLI, a very intelligent gentleman who had
Just returned from a trip North, and although
actiug with the Democratic party now-from
a conviction that it is the only national party,
having the power and willingness to afford
equal protection to the rights of all sections
he has, for years past, been a consistent old
line Whig. He remarked that it seemed
strange to him how any Southerner could go
North, hear the 'Abolitionists talk, and come
back home and not be a thorough, uncompro
mising Democrat. Said be, in New Haven
and other cities North, the Democrats are
abused worse than dogs, simply for the rea
son that they co-operate with that party
which recognizes the rights of the South, and
favor protection to her institutions."
Yet it is a common, every day occurrence
in South Carolina to find men and journals
who arc never so violent as when hurling, in
unmeasured terms, phillippies against the
Democratic party. They charge it with in
consistency, they charge it with treachery.
Some of them were quoted by the opposition
in -all the States where elections were recent
ly held, and did more towards effecting its
disasters in Tennessee, Kentucky and North
Carolina than all the opposition pap,-rs com
bined. Their press and their politicions would
say, see what Democratic papers in South
Carolina say about the party. They pro.
nounce it false and treacherous in every issu
in which the South is interested. With Dem
ocratic professions upon their lips, they only
placed the stiletto more effectually in the
ribs of the party. If the charges made were
historically true, we could admire the devo
tion to truth which -hrinks not from even ex
posing the transgressions-of professed friends.
It is not historically true. Take the great
measures of Government for which the South
contended. What has become of the -great
system of internal improvements which was
cherished by the Whig party ? Has it not
been abandoned? Who forced its abandon.
ment ? Certainly not the Whigs, nor the
Black Republicans, for they favor it. Look
to the abandonment of the Federal banking
system, to the reduction in tariff duties, to
the repeal of the Missouri restriction, to the
annexation of the immense slavery territory
of Texas. Were any of these accomplished
by the Whigs ? If not, then to what party
is the States Rights cause of the South indebt
ed for them, but to the Democratic? While
some of its leaders, while someof its acts, may
invoke an expression of disapprobation, yet
we do assert that the wholesale denunciation
it receives in South Carolina, by a small but
clamorous party, is unjust to the history of the
party. We assert that such injustice from a
Southcrn source is chaergable with the crime
of ingratitude. Do men really value their
principles so little, that it costs them no com
punctions of conscience to denouce those who
have aided them in identifying those princi
ples with tho policy of the Government*?
Does not the knowledge that Black Republi
canism exults over every such act of denun
ciation, because it derives strength froml it,
restrain them ? Does not the echo of sym
pathy, which returns from the hills of New
En!.land, as contained in the above extract,
worn them that that which is a cause of re
joicing to the enemies of the South cannot
redound to its advancement and welfare?
L ater from Europe.
ARRIVAL OF THE ETNA.
Bos-roN, August 2.-The Canard steamer
Etna, Captain Anderson, has arrived at Bos
ton with Liverpool mails of Saturday, 13th
instant, and advices twelve hours later than
those by the America.
Richardson, Spence & Co.'s crcular repre
sents the season as favorable for the crops.
Flour is quiet, prices ranging from 103. a 12s.
3d. Wheat is dull, holders demanding an adt
vance. Corn is quiet, holders offer freely,
but show no disposition to press sales. Beef
is quiet, but has declined 5)d., holers press
ingr on the market. Pork is heavy, holders
alno pressing on the market. The British
Government refuses to receive American
cured Pork in the new army contracts. Ba
con is steady. Rice is heavy, and has de
dined 3d. Rosin is steady at 3m. 8d. a 3s. 9d.
Turpentine is steady at 34a. Sugar is quiet,
easier and unchanged. Coffee is firm, and
has advanced id.
The Zurich Conference has resolved to pro
lung the armistice, which was to expire on
the 15th of August, until peace is established.
rt is reported that the foreign ambassadors
will refuse to attend the Paris fetes, if the
colors taken from tiie enemy are used in the
*The Bank of France has gained 67,500,000
fr*ancs during July. At the Paris Bourse
tree per cents have declined, and are now
q-1oted at 69f. 25c.
There are vague rumors that Prince Napo
Icon was to be made Sovereign of Tuscany.
Spain has resolved to increase her fortifi
(ations in Cuba.
The British Parliament has been prorouged
t o 13th of September.
Lennox Coyke has been appointed Envoy
Yxtraordinary to Central America
The Cable shares are quoted at 208.
Advices from Itally indicate serious trou
I es in the Dukedoms, caused by the return
the Dukes. Fanni, the Dictator of Mode
i.:, threatens to level it to the ground sooner
.m have the Dukes restored by force.
Et~Rs AxD Hoasm..-In addition to a long
i: of biped passengers, the Columbida (re
rted in Saturdays issue) brought a goodly
.mpany of quadrupeds, worthy of attention..
.:nong them were .Bil Dearing and Bill
CPhatkam, well known to all turfmen, and the
la ter specially distinguished by late perfor
mances and triumphs. They are owned,as
raders interested are aware, by that popular,
i telligent and esteemed patron of the turf,
.'hajor Thomas G. Bacon, of Edgefield whose
,zime and face have been so often welcomed
. 'ithe Washington Course.
They are in charge of Col. Christie, of
'igefield, who has with him also some half
S-ten or more saddle and draught horses,
ected with special care, and with strict re
ence to the wants and demands of the
uaters and horsekeepers of the State.
'alese horses may he seen for this day at the
>tables of R. Douglass & Co. on Pinckney
aw'reet, near the Charleston Hotel, and deserve
'.e attention of equine amateurs, whether de
ing to purchase or not, as Col. Christie is
.z ..perienced and faithful judge of horses.
We have referred our readers on several
occasions to the re-appearance of "Ned
Brace," in the story of "William Mitten,"
which is ntow in publication in the Southern
Field and Fireside. Concerning the sequel
of this character Prof. LaBorde gives an inci
dent in the history of the South Carolina Col
lege which is thus quoted and introduced by
the Yorkville Enquirer:
Dr. LaBorde, in his noble History of the
College, (of which, by the way, we shall have
somewhat to say hereafter,) gives us a capital
anecdote of Brace at home. The Doctor is
drawing at masterly sketch of the venerable
Dr. Maxcy, and runs off into an episode, in a
style which, although the Ned -Brace portion
is absent, of itself cannot bit provoke a hearty
burst of laughter. Bosswell was never more
true to Johnson than our mirth loving friend
is to Ned Brace. He surely tells it well, thus:
Let ethers t'ink us they may, but I am
bold enough to declare the opinion that there
never was an amiable man who could not
laugh. Whether Dr. Maxey indulged in wit
or humor or story telling, I cannot say: but
he could laugh heartily. In illustration I give
the following incident: In the summer of
1819 he visited the village of Edgefield, where
I resided. At that time a certain Edmund
Bacon lived in the place. He was a lawyer
by profession, and nature was liberal to him
in the gilts of a commanding person and high
intellectr.al endowments. Superadded to this
was a humor rarely possessed by man. I may
be pardoned for saying tiat he is the " Ned
Brace" of the " Georgia Scenes." He aboun
ded in stories and anecdotes, and dealt them
out with marvellously comic effect. He was,
indeed, resistless. He " would move wild
laughter in the throat of death." He was the
prince of hospitality, and no man of note ever
visited the village without being invited to his
table. Dr. Maxcy was of course invited. Af
ter dinner, the guests being yet at the table,
Mr. Bacon began with his stories, and his
inimitable repreeentations. As he had before
him an extraordinary man, and a critic of
rare acuteness, he put forth his highest powers,
and was more than himself. The Doctor was
not slow to perceive his wonderful genius and
soon an overwhelming influence was passing
over him. Story after story was told in suc
cession ; all that is comic, all that is grotesque.
all that is ridiculous in human nature, was
p esented with the force of.living reality. The
octor laughed, and as the great actor con
tinued his representations, the pleasant emo
tions gradually increased in intensity, until
he lost all control. But it did not stop here.
He laughed until every muscle was convulsed,
and until he produced acute pain in his sides,
and a sensation of langour and exhaustion.
His heal-h, as the reader knows, was delicate.
Mr. B. was still going on. The company be
came alarmed - the Doctor's condition was
now serious. it was apprehended that, like
another :Philemon, he might die of laughter.
Mr. B. was asked to desist. The Doctor was
carried from the house to recover from the
effect. 2e was heard afterwards to speak of
Mr. Bacon as the most wonderful man he had
ever met, and far surpassing all the comic
actors of ancient or modern times.
Let us add to the above that we well re
member hearing one (whose guest the Doctor
was at the time) narrate this very incident,
with the addition that he repeatedly ejaculated
between the dying sobs of laughter as he re
tured from the dinner, "A very Garrick,-a
very Garrick l"-ED. ADV.
ARTHUR SIXT8I , EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1859.
In consequence of the sickness of the Pnblisher,
seve'ral m,.tters that should have received atten
tion this week, have been deferred until the next
Mr. MIcuarr. McCARTHY, the Blind Pianist,
will give a. concert in this place on Tuesday eve.
ning, 6th September. He will be assisteil by Mr.
HETTv, violinist, of Augusta. A very pleasant en
tertainment may be expected.
We have in town some superb northern horses.
Call at CoL. CHRzsTIE's stab'les and see for your.
seles,-all just arrived by Steamer and in spank
ing order. Glance at the Co.onst/s advertisenment.
and see an extract from the Charleaton Courier
entitled "]Racers andi Horses."
"Not Worth the Powder and Shot."
The Guardian of Columbia publishes an at
tempted fling at us by the Cheraw. Grrzceue under
the above caption. Mightiful GuardiaN / that
needs to have its weakness bolstered up by such
Life of Gen. Edward Lacey.
We are indebted to the author, Dr. M. A. Moons,
of Spartanburg S. C., for a copby of a pamplhlet
memoir of Gen. EDwARD LAcEY, who wasn first
Captain and then Colonel LAcar of So. Ca. Revo
lutionary memory. From the glance we have
given the work, we judge it to be a plain unvar
nished narrative of a good soldier's services. On
this side of the State the name of L~czy is not so
familiar as many other revolutionary names of no
higher merit. Yet he was an active sub-officer of
SUMTER and figured in many perileus engagements.
South Caralina wants much more of her revolu
~ionary hitttory writton than has yet appeared.
Such sketches as this of Dr. Moons ought to be
welcomed by a proper appreciatiun. The biogra
phy of every Carolinian of any prominence in the
Revolutioary War ought to be briefly written,
and that before it is forgotten. Thus wilt be se
cumulated the materials for a full and perfect
history of the noble part borne by our State in
that great straggle.
IPotatoes--Newv andl Old.
Our friend and neighbor, 3. A. A., favors us
ths week with samples of his sweet-potatoes,'of
the old crop and the new crop. The latter are
finer than any we have yet seen. It is curious to
know too how they were raised,-planted in raw
piney-woods new ground that never had a plow in
it; the heds made up with the hoe ; the 'draws'
set in them, and nothing more done to the patch
except once cutting the bushes ;-an experiment
worthy of evory farmer's attention.
The old -potatoes are as sound as silver dollar,.
The plan of saving them is one which has enabled
our friend to have potatoes on his table from one
years end to another. We give it for the general
-3. A. A'S PLAN OF SAVING SWEET
" Always dig before frost and when the ground
is very dry ; have your beds ready by raising them
about ten inces above the groundl; then put on
dry straw sabout one foot deep ; the.n put on the
potatoes, shout twenty-five bushels in a bank,
next put straw one foot deep on them, then dirt
at least one foot thick ,rell pocked. Shelter thema
with a good shelter to keep them dry. Leave no
air hole, bet rather try to exclude the air entirely.
Potatoes thus put up are not affected by the ehan..
gs of the weather, which gene-rnlly rut the pota
toe. If tdug when the ground is wet, they are al
most certain to rot."
Methodist Sunday School Society.
The Annoal Report of this Sodiety is placed
upon our table by the kindness of ia correspond.
ig secreta:y, Rev. Cs~s. TAYOn. It contains
some stirring appeals in favor of the Sunday
School Cause. We cull a few facts from it:
1. The venerable Bishop SOtLS is President of
2. It is called the Sunday School Society of
the Methodist Episcopal Church South.
3. The first Sunday School in America, says the
Report, was a Methodist Sunday School, estab
lished by Bishop Assuar in Hanover County, Va.,
in the year 1786.
4. But the Report deplores the fact that the.
Methodist Church has not kept pace with some
other denominations in this good work.
5. The present Sunday School Society was
formed in Aug. 1854, five years ago.
6. It is proposed to raise a Sunday School pub
lishing fundi of one hundred thousand dollars.
Indeed muca has been done already towards it by
7. During 1858, there wore in the Methodist
Episcopal Chureh South, 3419 Sunday Schools;
14,183 officers and teachers; 152,135 Scholars;
00,000 volumes in Libraries; 16,080 copies of
he Sunday School Visitor taken; and $22,128
aised and expended for Sunday School purposes.
The body of the report concludes by exposing
he miserably small orntributions of Christians in
America to the aid of this noble instrumentality.
Wo quoto and ask attention to a few emphatic pas
ages. Let every Christian man and woman pon
Careful eitimates, based upon statistics collect
d with great labor, show that the profesuing
hristians in the United States contribute an aver
Xge of only uineteen cents each, annually for all
brnerolent purposes together! While we are pay.
ng at the rate of ninety-eight cents each for the
inglo articles of domestic luxury, tea and coffee!
and at the rate of twenty-four cents each for to
bacco ! How much more for extravagant super
Bitics in dress, ornament, and living, it is impos
sible to estimate.
Just think of it! Twenty-four cents a year for
tobacco, and three cents a year to save the soul of
a young immortal!
" Have mercy upon us, 0 God, according to thy
loving-kindness; according to the multitude of
thy tender mercies, blot out our transgressions."
And, the Lord being our helper, we will n"
go forth and do far more, In pur' - - ., ..ad
in prayer, to save the children, than -. nave ever
before done. " And let all the people say, Amen."
The Charleston Mercury and the Ad
This paper has exhibited a severity of spirit
and a ferocity of tone towards the Edgefield Ad
vertiser, for which we are at a loss to account.
We before distinctly announced to the Xercury,
that it might proceed to publish its flings at our
honesty of purpose as it listed, but that we would
nevertheless continue to write as we felt prompted
for the general good. Again we say, let it taunt
on with double-distilled invective, if it shall so
deem proper. It shall not,-nay, it cannot provoke
us. And this, not because we disregard its opin
ion; but because there is One alone whd is enti
ted to judge the hearts of his creatures, and to
Whom alone we together owe our accountability.
We hope the Mercury understands the pesition we
ocoupy. For this position we claim that paper's res.
poet, only so long as we shall conduct, ourself with a
degree of decorum compatible with such a profes
sion. When we shall condescend to depart from
that course by wantonly insulting an adversary'
then let come not only its reprobation, but its
contempt and derision,-for then should we de
serve it all.
But really, there is scarcely cause for this
seriousness of air on our part. The Mereury is
too well known in South Carolina, that any one
should be very uneasy at its reproaches. Of course
we do not mean to imply that it can intentionally
misrepresent a political oppoient, or wilfully
distort a position which does not jump with its
preferences. By no means,-the Mercury is too
honorale for that. But every one knows the
ercury's habit of crying " wolf, wolf," on any
and every appearance of danger; every one knows
its penchant for disunion; every one knows the per
tinacity with which it presents the dark side of
the picture of Southern power and progress;
every one knows its Procrustoan method of press
Ing principles without regard to policy; In short
every one knows the extreme standard by which
it judges men and measures; and every, one will
accordingly take its arguments, its suggestions,
or its denunciations, as the case may be, with the
proper grains of allowance.
In the present instance, the Mercury has been,
as usual, blinded by its peculiarities of thought
and judgment. It fancies the great slave power
of the Southern States (which never was so per
manent as now) verging to its downfall under the
operation of squatter sovroignty and manifest des
tiny. First goes (or will go, says the Xercury),
all the Indian Territory;-then the new States to
be made out of Texas ;--then Arizona ;--ncxt, in
the strength of its glowing imagination, it sees
Mexico acquired,-and Mexico goes too ;-Cuba
happens to be overlooked we suppose, or that
would also have been put down as acquired and
gone. But this is not all yet;-Maryland, Mis
souri, and Kentucky are to go next; and then
perhaps others of the Southern States.
Regarding all this as likely to follow from
ignoring the slavery issue in the coming Presi
dential canvass, it is entirely natural that the
.erury should soundl its note of alarm and 'cry
" wolf" again. But it happens that a large por
tion of the J/ercury'a fellow-eitizens have so little
of " the blues" or else such an abundance of ani
mal spirits in their composition as to he unable
to view these deplorable conseqluences as at all
within the range of probability. Where the Mer
eiry sees only "decay, gloom and desolation,"
they find ot:1w wide expanse of wealth and ima
provement and happiness. While the Mercury is
making its moan over the feebleness and littleness
of our Territorial strength, they east their eyes
upon the map and find cause of proud satisfaction.
They see there that Maryland, Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ala
bma, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas,
Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri present an ag
gregate area of 80J6,004 square miles of land, or
near fle hundred und fifty muilions of ocrcs, being
about one hundred and seventy millions of acres
more then are contained in the free States of
Maine, New Hamspshire, Vermont, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jer
sey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Indiana Mich
igan, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and California.
The Mercurg persists in belioving 'and declaring
tht no more slave States are possible for the
South unless she have the strung arm of Congres
sinal interference to help her. All agree with
the Mereury that She is entitled to that assistance
whenever a case shall arise that demands it. But
they are at the same time hopeful (the Xercury
must bear with our levity !) that such a case will
never again occur,--they hope and believe all such
Territory as our domestic institution needs for its
fll development w11l hecome ours ;-they expect
that of the Territory now belonging to the United
States the South will probably lbe able to occupy
and controll at leasnt so much of the Indian Terri
tory as is not a desert, and to secure beyond all
doubt, under Texas influence, all the new States
that may be carved out there. While the Merets
ry sees Mexico acquired and gone, they would
perhaps reply to thu assumption by humming the
popular air of " Waitfor the teagon." When the
Xterury talks of Missouri going over to the enemy,
they smile to observe that the Missouri statistics
show that the slave population has increased in
that State during the last decade with singular
rapidity. In fact the Xlereuary is still back there
in te Slough of Despond, while those other hope
ful hearts (the Adrertiaer with them) have nearly
surmounted the Hill of Difficulty. The two stand
pointbeing so very different, of course the views
they afford must be entirely dirsimiler. No doubt
the erury sees sights of terror around it, as far
as its confined position enables it to see at all.
But these others up the hill see the sunshine flood
ig valley and plain on every side,-a country
teeming with all that is great and good, and wall
ed around for .aecurity by imperative demands
from every nation on earth for its rich and indis
The Adeertiner agrees with the Mercury when it
Lying on our backs and hugging the delusive
phantom of hope, will never establish oJavery in
the Territories or preserve it in the States hew
ever profitable or advantageous. Hercules must
put his shoulder to the wheel if he wants the gods
to help him. Any other theory is senseless or de
"lHereles must put his shoulder to the wheel if
e wants the gods to help him !" We "thank
thee for the word ;"-it is just the thing to Illus
trate an idea. But how should Hercules put his
shoulder to the wheel?/ Should it be by sueing
for help at the hands of government ? )Ierculee
beging aid! Are the people of the South so
weak and spiritless that they cannot carry their
institutions into a Territory unless, Congress shall
iep the,.' Never be it said. It is untrue. lf
the Territory be adapted to the successful culture
>f cotton, or rice, or sugar, or any other commodi
'y of value which negro sieves can cultivate to
mvantage, the institution will go there. It has
>een the history of the country as a general rule,
and there is no reason why it should not continue
o be so. All that is required, is that " Hercules
mt his shoulder to the wheel",in the right way.
r..a .nas Woe itaran' by which taugna of at he
power of Southern emigration unassisted by gov
brament; because it was palpably unit for slave
labor. The South maw nothing there worth fight
lig for; and the Nouth could nut therefore -be
aroused to action to establish slavery where she
knew it must in a short time be abolished. -In
point of fact, many argued that this inevitable
result was a good reason for dropping the Kansas
controversy; for it was better, said tihy, not to
subject the institution to the notoriety of being
thus publicly branded with the conilemnation of
law. But let a Territory be opened where cotton
can bo made at the rate of 1000 or 1200 pounds to
the acre, and then try the force of Southern emi
gration. Then Hercules will put his shoulder to
the wheel in dead earnest. Neither will he be
found mueing for help at the hands of Congress.
With his own right arm willhe get himself the'vic
tory. Even suppose that the Emigration Societies
should put on all steam and overcrowd him.
Nothing daunted, he will stand his groind; for
hehas now something to stand for. In such a
Territory, twenty determined sottlersiwith their
slaves could make an issue that would- unite and
arouse the South for action. But in such a Terri
tory no sueh issue would come up. Let but
Hercules put his shoulder to the whel as he
only can do effectually, and free-soilism dare not
risk such opposition as he could offer. On the
contrary, Fanaticism Itself would forget its mission
iq beholding his success, and hasten to -embraco
his means of prosperity. Congress would not thrn
need to be invoked. That'assemb:a m.--'; scorn
a petition from Hercules the.Supl.icant; but let
that same Hercules enter the field of action with
his club and show himself determined to vindicate
his cause by taking the only effectual road to
eventual success, and Congressional intervention
would perhaps be found to precede an issue, if
any such should by possibility arise. But wheth
er Congress intervene or not, slave labor will
prevail where slave labor is truly prontabte, if
Hercules put his shoulder to the wheel with ener
gy and spirit. If he will not do this, he will not
merit success; neither would he sueceed under the
proteetion of every branch of the government, with
a moderate premium muperadded. Still we think,
if Heroules must needs have this proteetion, Her
onles is entitled to It under our Constitution.
Now for the matter In which we are to be repu
diated at home and spurned from abroad, as the
Xercury prognosticates: In Re DoUGLAs. Our
contemporary has so assiduously exerted himself
to turn us up gide down that we scarcely know
where we are. It was unkind in him to bewilder
us after this fashion. To judge by the fercury's
three last articles, one would say that the.Adver
tiser is a DovLAs organ. It might well be con
eluded that we are out and out for Doucais for
the Presidency, against the feld. But what is
the plain truth ? The Advertiser thought it fore
w from sundry indications that no other man
aid defeat the Black Republican Party in the
next Presidential race but DOUGLis-and also
that the Southern States, rather than iuffer the
Republicans to go into power, might eventualry
consent to accept him as the candidaterof the
Democratic Party. This reflection gave us pause
in our hasty denunciations of Senator DoUOLAs,
and we began to consider the matter more. care
fully. Our conclusion was, that it was unwise to
take such ground against him as would utterly
prevent us from afterwards uniting with our
brethren of the South if they should deem.it best
under all the circumstances to elect him. Accor
dingly we threw out 'some suggestions bearing
upon the point. We were attacked by the Merce
ry in harsh terms. The Advertiser was at once
pronounced " faithless to South Carolina and to
the Constitution." In seif-defence we addressed
ourself to the subject again and again, always
maintaining nothing more than that DocoLas
with the Democratic Party wss preferable to
SwAnn or any one else with the Republjeans..
In the course of this self-defence we were com
pelled to present various reasons why DouoLas
was prefcrable to a Black Republican. Among
others, it'occurred to us that his so-called heresy
to the Constitution, his "squatter sovreignty,"
was not so flagitious as some would represent it,
and that (evon -ir so) ulanger from that~ ea'tite was
not so proximate as to induce the South to throw
him as'de at all hazards and meet a Black Itepub-'
lican triumph. In making this argument, we were
careful to say :
" Our contemporary well understands that the
Adrrtiser'e humible suggestions have thus far
proceeded upon the possibility o'f Mr. Do coLAs he
coming the eventual choice of a large p~ortiorn of the
Southern Democracy. In that case only have we
considered the question whether we could reconcile
his support with a due regauti for Southern rights
andI Southern intercsts. If the .lercury'a reading
of his "intentions and policy" be correct, then
indeed would it be difficult to do so. But we sub
mit, with great respeet for our contemporary's
opinion, that it has distorted and exaggerated
(undesignedly of course) both the " intentions"
and the " policy" of Mr. Douglas. It may be
that we are in error and have-not seen this states
mans aims and principles in their true light, If
so, be it understood that we are hut counselling
with frienns and fellow-citizens to discover the
line of duty. It we think we see it in reasonable
concessions to the wishes and preferoens of a
party which has stood our friend in many difficult
emergencies, surely our suggestions are not to be
stigmatized as " faithless to the Constitution and
to South Carolina."
But regardless of this conscientious reservation,
the Xercury chooses still to set us up as the
hapion of DocoLAs and Squatter Sovrsignty,
and to level his Paixhan guns at the devoted Ad
eertier as if to effect its complete annihilation
bfro the State. But thank heaven ! the Adver
iser subsists upon a basis which the Xlercury can
not touch. It relies for its support upon a brave,
a generous, a xnagnanaimous publi,-a public that
will be the last in South Carolina to. repudliate its
Editor for independence of thought andl conduct.
Neither arc we afraid to go side by sido with1 the
MeIrcury before the State, and to maintain the
position (as we still do) that it will be better to
elect SEXATOa DotCoLAs to the Presidency than to
permit the Republicans to go into power. More
The Mlercury and Principles.
Or Charleston contemporary copies a lesson on
principles from the spdbch olf Hon. ALax AxDER I.
SznaS, containing refioetions and apothegm.
of established excellence, and to which we hearti
ly subscribe. But does the Mereury hold that
there are no occasions in the experience of a State,
when principles should not be pressed to their full
and complete recognition ? Take the kindred
principles of Free Trade and Direct Taxation for
instance. Perhaps South Carolina is a unit on
this point. Perhaps her whole pecople befieve
these to be the only correct fiscal principles. Per
haps, if the qua'stion were agitated, they would
find cause to resolve that these are essential to
our equal rights in the Confederacy. And yet
will the Mercury say that we arm. untrue to prim
cipl in failing to demand these measures of the
Government peremptorily ? Considered in their
full baring, they may be of as vital importance
to the honor and woalth of the South as our Ter
ritorial rights. But is there a man who would
now make them the ground of disunion, or even
of any such disorganirzing agitation as might tend
to that result? Not one. And why? Because
we feel safe in the progress of our rights towards
a final and compilete triumph in the Union. Cher
ish the doctrines of FEree Trade mud Direct Taxa
tion however warmly, we holt- them in abeyance
without loss of either principle or honor. And if
so in that case, why not in others ? If we have
onfidence in the eventual triumph of the body
of our principles in this government, is it not both
manly and rational to battle for any one of them
that may ho in doubt with a prudential eye to the
permanency of that government ? Is it a forfei
ture of any endangeroed principle, if wo do not
make its acknowledgment by the whole country
an issue of disunion ? We think not..
Now, in the case of our territorial regulations,
we propose to abide for tho present the principle
of nonintervention by Congress as laid down in
the Cincinnati Convention, because to go further
now would endanger the country's peace and the
government's ability for good. In fact it would
result in giving the Government over to a party
who would seek to wield every engine of power
to the Injury of Southern Interests. If we prefer
to avoid this consumtmation by aecepting the al
ternative of electing DOUeG.AS should it come to
that necessity, we yet carry the bulk of our prin
ola.. itoa newer. In a word, the Adeedser fa,.
rors tho triumph of our.D-mocratic principles
sven at the risk of DoUGLAs'S popular Sovreignty
notions, feeling certain that in the end, by this
course, the South will get all she asks. The Xer
eury favors the defeat of the whole Democratic
policy, because it cannot immediately see the
Dred Scott decision prevailing in tho territories.
This is the 'last expression' of its "no caididate"
counsels. Clamoring for a single principle, it be
comes so hotly impatient of postponement, that
it cannot wait to see whether said principle will
ever again be actually infringed, but Inust needs
counsel a course which, while it will perhaps sink
its pet principle forever, also brings back into
power that whole batch of principles which have
been gradually and laboriously crushed out of
our system by the might of Demosratic couser
Old Fashioned, but Good.
The inexhaustible Knick of New York City
thus reproduces and- re-reccommends a sometime
favorite combination of vegetables. One will
hardly recognize " cotecunbere and ingons" in his
Prejudice is a singular thing. Against little
matters-of diet, for example--how much unne
cessary trouble is somewhile undergone by virtu
ous and pains-taking persons ! It were better
otherwise. It is now eleven o'clock, in the morn
ing. of this most beautiful July day, upon the
Hudson River. Observe, please, isow much com
fort may be secured from extremely triging ad
juncts. We have just been out in our little fertile
and fruitful garden, not far off from our sanctum,
(much-bepraised by partial friends;) have pulled
six small onions, white as peeled willow-twigs at
bottom, but robins' egg green above-of which
two inches of striped yellow-emerald luscious green
ness are carefully preserved: four small cucum
bers, carefully picked fresh from thrifty, dewy
vines, where in the night-time when we were
asleep, they had expanded and bourgeoned: then
cut the cucumbers very thinly, and the dear little
onions, in their white, tender, coneecutive rings.
Having so done, lay the whole upon ice, to become
cold, with leeway for leakage below, so that all
may be cold and yet dry. With hulled black
pepper, a pinch of Syracuse .table-salt, and some
of Mr. F. S. Cossene' White-Wine Vinegar, this
preparation, with a slice of well-baked and sweet
bread-and-butter, will be found extremely advan
tageous to the human and physical system. Af
terward, a white bottle of what is usually termed
"Scottish Ale," prepared by a person which his
name is Muir, residing at Edlbro, North-Britain,
will not, it is supposed, be productive of present
or prospective bodily ailment. Suppose you " try
it, and see ?"
_V The first bale of new cotton was received
at Hamburg on the 25th instant. Quality, good
middling; Purchased by Messrs. HANosn &
LAaRz at 13e ; raised by Joszirn CnAFToN of this
District; bale weighed 564 lbs.
IV Mns. J. 0. B. honors our sanctum this week
with a lovely variety of autumnal flowers. Her
roses are truly magnificent, and horlesser denizens
of the garden are all in admirable taste. How re
frehing.to dee this love of the beautiful so kind
ly displayed I
CV The last number of "The Field & Fireside"
is capital. There is no mistake as to the genuine
merit and excellence of this publication; and the
Southern people are rapidly finding it out. Glad
that .it has a handsome and increasing list In
,& Next week we will publish the Premium
List for the next Edgefield Agricultural Fair.
2 1 " Caravansera," as applied to large hotels
by modern letter-writers, Is not ; new idea.
WWALTR ScoTv used it long ago. See The Abbott,
Page 222. Vol. 1.
Or " Jacob" ought to put his handsome hand
write to a better use than copying such trash a.
" a poetical love-letter."
m|tl We decline the con-tribution of Pheniz
The name of the author is not given ; and besides
this, the piece is too wretchedly written.
ft" A Subscriber," must excuse us for not
publishing his "Sickles" article; the ground has
been occupied before by " E. L. W." More than
this, the cevelopments of the case are by no
means such as to warrant any one in defending
Sickles as a Christian martyr. Quite the reverse,
except as to the one act of forgiveness.
pit Next weak look out for something spicy
entitled " Who is She ?" We regret that the in.
disposition of the publisher caused it to be over
looked by the printer until just as we were ready
to go to press. "Kaity Darling" must extuse us.
Je Religious meetings have been the order of
the past month in Edgefield; many of them have
been large and interesting.
3W" The Cacndidates for Sheriff, Clerk and Or
dinary of Edgefield, are as busy as bees.
pi Another cool term; Thermometer down
to 88* on the-morning of the 30th.
pi' Sue the very attractive advertisement of
Msrs. BUCKXAsTEIn & Dainny, a now firm. Their
establishment is one of the best of its kind within
reach of Edgefield. We request the many
friends of Mr. Bucmccisvaat to regard his claims
to patronage with that favor he so richly deserves.
*it C. E. Stewart has been recognised by the
President., as Consul for Belgum, at the port of
Charleston, S. C.
3W' A'n outbreak in Southern Kansas is re
ported, Montaonmery is again in the field; and a
renewal of the old disturbances is feared.
JEE The Galveston Ner, of the 30th nIL,
says: The Sea Islarid cotton crop of Tuxas the
preseat season will be two or three times as large
as that of last year. The crop now promises re
pr There is a popular movement in Nebraska
For a State government, proposing a convention in
October, an election in November, and application
for admission simultaneously with Kassas.
gjg A lot of land in St. Louis, 19 feet front by
70 feet deep, was recently sold for $33,000, which
is said to be the highest price ever paid for land
in that city.
SW' The brig Nercsboy, which has been lying
at Portlandl, Me., suspected of being intended for
the slave trade, has clearedi for Fayal.
3W' A son of the Hon. Kenneth Rayne-:, of
North Carolina, was accidentally shut and killed
by hia brother while hunting near Raleigh, on the
. For the Advertiser.
WIL.I.RustoX, S. C. Aug. 22nd 1859.
Ma. Enivon: Permit me through the medium
of your highly respectable columns, to present to
the view of your readers and my fellow-citizens,
a brief sketeh of the very interesting scenes
through which I hare past during the last few
On the 17th inst., I took the Cars at the well
known little Village, Ninety Six, from which, in
ompany with several d'stinguished gentlemen
srom the different parts of the State, we speedily
made our way to the beautiful Village of Ander
son, where we joined an additional number of
guests, and were conveyed over that very magnifi
cent part of the B. R. Rl. R. now complete, four
teen miles, when we arrived at that well known
old Village, Pendleton, where we were cordially
rceived, and well accommodated by our distin
guished land-lord, W. H. CAuRZuXLLr,notWithstanud
ig the vast number wvho were making their way
to " Tunnel-Hill." At the same tiane, the Hotel
on the opposite side the Street was equally throng
ed. Pendleton, notwithstanding its political aban
donent, is yet a considerable place of resort, it
bing the terminus of that portion of the Blue R.
R. R. being now complete ; and permit me here to
sy in all sincerity, it'is 'the best Rail Road over
which I ever traveled. The cross-tics are of good
oak, large and thickly laid in. In a word, it is a
magnificent piece of work. -
Next morning in good time, the Stages, Omni
busses, Hack, Carriages and Buggies came rolliug
in from every direction, by which a means of
conveyance was afforded to all who were making
thir way to " Tunnel Hill." We then rolled off
in multitudes, over a tolerably broken section for a
few miles until we crossed the Seneca River, when
we struck one of the most beautiful setions of
country I have ever seen. It is perfectly' level,
entirely clear of rocks, route or sand ; beautifully
decorated by a well timbered forest, consisting of
hikory, Dogwood, Oak and Pine; occasionally
crossing the graded avenue through which the
cotemplated Blue Ridge Read is to speed its
.l ,h. ... re.3 '. t -....J yarae-ground.,
where we met a largo concourse of people, both
male and female, among whom was his excellency,
Gov. GIST, with his spirited Staff. And instead
of seeing a small Regiment of ordinarily Officered
Militia (as I expected) I saw a large corps of well
organized soldiery, with several companies uni
formed in grand style, among which was the Wal
halla Rifl Company, whose appearance, in point
of equipage and military spirit, scarcely could be
surpassed; all of whom were commanded by a
complete and gallant band of field oficers, exhib
iting a high tone of military spirit; and pleasant
to say, at the.close of the parade, the regiment
and spectators wore addressed by his excellency,
the G3overnor, in a brief, appropriate and accep
We then pursued our journey four miles to that
magnificent little Village, Walhalla, where we re
mained a few hours in great satisfaction. Wal
halla is situated on an elevated plain, three miles
from the foot of the mountain, and a half mile
from the contemplated route of the R. R. R. R.,
containing about three hundred inhabitants. We
then proceeded to the top of the Mountain, took
our lodgings with Squire -, where we wore
Cordially received, and well accommodated during
Early In the morning of the 19th, with various oth
or gentlemen, we proceeded to the Tunnet, where I,
with much pleasure mot many of my acquaintance
from the dilforeznt parts of the State. After look
ing round and participating in some of the luxu
rics prepared for the occasion, a number of us re
paired to the Eastern end of the Tunnel, where
about forty were conveyed by a Car drawn by
mules, 2,000 feet, passing Shaft No 1, to the end
of that part of the Tunnel, where a number of
hands were at work, making the walls of the Tun
ael ring with their hammers and drills, penetra
ting that immense body of Granite-Feldspathic
Rock, in high anticipation of success.
We then asended the rugged hill, passing Shafts
No. 2 and 3, (they being at present abandoned) to
Shaft No. 4, which, with others, I descended 220
feet into the Western end of the Tunnel; and
after pursuing it to my satisfaction, returned by
the same way, up to the land of the living.
After spending a short time in reviewing the
great mysteries of nature this developed by that
great undertaking, we then formed in procession
and marched about half mile in a North-Eastorn
direction to the stand suitably prepared for the
oecasion, (accompanied by the well organized
Bands from Columbia and Walhalla, who played
alternately throughout the exercises.)
Col. A. P. CALOUx announced the order of the
day, and called upon Maj. B. F. PaniY the Ora
tor of the day, who addressed the audience in an
able and appropriate manner, showing clearly the
importance of carrying out that great enterprise.
Maj. Panit was followed by Messrs. J. F. M.Ln
sL of Abbeville, J. D. ALLUx of Barnwell. T.
Pianx of Abbovile, and J. P. RZID of Anderson;
all of whom acquitted themselves most honora
bly in vindication of the great work.
Immediately after it was announced that dinner
was' ready, when all, in a deliberate manner,
marched to the table, and participated In the
abundant provisions prepared for the occasion
numbering by estimation about 8,000 persons
-and in my eandid opinion, enough was left
to have fed bountifully half as many more.
We then returned to our quarters, and quietly
remained until next morning, when we took leave
of our ki:,d landlord, and made our way back to
old Pendleton, where we again briskly sailed over
that beautiful Road to Anderson Village; thence
to Belton, and from there to the Village of Wil
liamston, where I have occasionally been partaking
of that delicious mineral water so abundantly
flowing from the bowels of our mother earth; and
am now consoling myself in anticipation of shortly
making my way to our beloved old Edgefield.
Now, Mr. EDITOR, in conclusion, permit me in
all candour to say, I wish from my heart that
every citizen of Edgefild,-yea, of the entire
State-could see that magnificent and all impor
tant work, which is, including the shafts, about
three fourths complete, as, the Shafts, Included
make about 850 feet. Of the Tunnel, 4,100 feet arc
fiished, and yet to finish, 1,800 feet. Thus seeing
that great enterprirse so far advanced, taking into
consieration the groat benefit the road would be
to our State in a national, as well as a pecuniary
point of view, it does appear, that every unpreju
diced mind would be favorably impressed; and
more especially, the inhabitants of Edgefield,
knowing, (as the fact is beyond doubt,) that if
the Blue Ridge Road is built to Knoxville, so sure
a road will be built broad cast through our Dis
For the Advertiser.
Dia Mn. EDITOn: I see by your paper that
you will not advertise delinquent and extravagant
wives-nothing can induce you to publish a wo
ian in your columns. I thank you from nmy
heart, Mr. Entvon--and so does every righ t minded
woman-for your delicacy and ferbearanco in this
matter. Still, I must say that thcre are some
who do not merit your leniency. There are wo
men so extravagant in - their dress and appoint
ments as seriously to inconvenience and in many
cases cause their husbands to become bankrupt;
others are so spiteful and aggravating as to render
every one about them miserable. When a husband
and wife disagree the fault is very seldom if ever
all on one side. I have known many wives who
lived lives of martyrdom and still no word of
complaint ever escaped their lips. And I have
known husbands who have worked and toiled
themselves into early graves in their endeavours
to indulge the inordinate extravagance of their
wives. Others die the victims of caprice and ill
humour. Very few women are perfect, and it re
quires a world of patience to live pleasantly with
some of them. I thank you again and again for
not exposing the names of such in your paper,
and I know of many, very many, who bless you
for your clemency and forbearance. And I think
with you, that let a wife be what she will her
husband should be the very last person on earth
to blazon her name before the world, and make
her faults and frailties public. And yet I think in
very many cases where this does occur the wife
is quite as much to blame as her husband. But
surely If a-woma., does the very best she knows,
no man would think for a moment of publishing
her short coming. If he would he is nt a man,
hut a bruto.
I purpose, with your kind permission, to scud
for your next issue a short chapter to women as
maidens and wives.
A Case WHERE Two HEAns wuKt No'r As
GooD As ONE.--In Cleveland, last Monday
afternoon, while a number of deck hands
were engaged in placing a large quantity of
linseed oil in the hold of the ateamer Iron
City, something gave way, and a hogshead
fell fair and square on the head of a stalwart
darkey who was at work in the hold. The
height from which the hogehead fell was
some aix feet, and it ended about no that one
of the heads st:uck him. A wild though
smothered yell came up from that hold, and
the other darkies turning as pale as fidelity to
their parents would permit, rushed down to)
gahrup the mangled remains of their com
rd. Imaginc their consternation upon
eeing the hogshead standing upright and the
frightened and somewhat lacerated counten
ance of the negro protruding through the
upr head I Ilis adamantine cranium had
drien through both heads of the hogahead
without doing material injury, more than a
few cuts and a very bad " scare." The hogs
head had to be knocked to pieces in order to
release him, and he emerged the greasiest
nigger probably ever seen in America. While
they were binding up his head he was heard
to remark, "Gor a mighty, guess dis crc
darkey dont want any more ile on har I" He
was at his work in the afternoon, as well as
ever, apparently.-Utica Observer, Aug. 10.
The Middleboro' (Mass.) Gazette gives the
particulars of the painful death of a boy in
Plympton, in conseque'tee of a bite on the
inger from a turtle. The symptons were the
same as hydrophobia. Not long after the
bite, the lad became feverish, and after the
finger had been lanced black spots appeared
on the c',her hand, and paroxysms followed, in
which the sufferer would snap and bite at
wwhatever came in his way after the manber
BLOrNDIN has at -last found a man fool
mough to permit him to carry him across
NTiagara on his back. The account says:
Mr. Blondin occupied something over half
in hour in crossing, most of the time being
ipent in his performance upon. the rope. He .1
remained upon the Canada side to rest and 1
refresh himself some fifteen or twenty min
utes, and again appeared upon the -rope.
This time he had his Agent, Mr. Henry Col
cord, a man weighin about 136 pounds, upon
his back, and his ba ancing pole in his hand.
He proceeded down the rope cautiouslyas if
feeing every step, until he was about a hun
dred feet from the Canada side, when Mr.
Colcord dismounted and stood upon the rope
immediately behind Mr. Blondin. They here
remained to rest probably three or four min
utes, when Mr. Coleord again mounted, and
Mr. Blondin proceeded, still walking very
slowly, stopping occasionally to balance him
self. They stopped five minutes in crossing,
and each time Mr. Coleord dismounted, and
again resumed his position. He had his arms
around Mr. Blondin's neck and his neck rested
on the balancing pole. . He was in his shirt
sleeves and had on a straw hat. About 25
minutes were occupied in accomplishing the
first half of the rope, and the balance in
twenty, making 42 minutes from bank to
To TuIC PASTOR AND CONGREGATIONS OF
THE SOUTH CAROLINA CoNFERENcE.-Your
attention is invited to the subjoined resolution,
passed at the last session of our Conference:
Resolved, That the first Fridays in April
and September next be observed as days of
fasting and prayer to Almighty God for a
general revival of religion within the bounds
of the Conference, for an incree of laborers
in the vineyard, and his blessing on our lite
rary institutions. And that the people be
requested on those days to assemble. at their
respective places of worshi.
F. A. ooD, Secretary.
DEATH or ALBERT WALLER, Es.-We re
gret to hear of the death of Albert Waller,
Esq., a well known and highlyrespectedcitizen
our District, which occurred on last Sunday fo
week, at the residence of his son-in-law, Gen.
Kilerease, in Fl6rida. We have not yet
heard the-pariculars of his death. Mr. Wal
ler was a gentleman. of high character; a
public spirted citizen, and a successful plan
ter-discharging faithfully all the duties of
life. He leaves many relatives and friends to
deplore his loss.-Abbeville Press.
- 0 i
FATAL AccIDE.-A negro woman, named
Elizabeth, belonging to Messrs. Carmicheal &
Bean, of this city, and who. was employed as
a kind of stewardess on the South Carolina
railroad, was accidentally killed on Friday
night last, about 10 o'clock. As the train
was near Aiken, it appears that she undertook
to step from one car to another, in the per
formance of her duty, when she missed her
footing and fell between the cars. She was
killed instantly, we believe; and her head
and legs were considerably mangled. Her
remains .were brought to this city-yesterday,
after an inquest had been held over them on
the Carolina side.-Augusta Constitutional
ist 28th inst.
A few days since, as the train was leaving
Fulton, on the Oswego road, a farmer attempt
ed to cross the track ahead of it with a wag
on loaded with lumber; and not having the
right calculation, the hind end of the- wagon
was stuck by the locomotive, and the load,
wagon, and farmer, were scattered about
promiscuously. The train was stopped as soon
as possible, and backed up to the spot, the wit
nesses expecting to find the driver a corpse,
but instead of that, they found him sitting on
the fence, and all right, excepting being ter
ribly frightened. On seeing the conductor
and engineer approaching him, he exclaimed,
" Boys, I guess I drove a leetle too nigh I"
An Englishmnaun'scontrived ainethod of
changing er renewing the upper leather in
satin shoes, so that one sole may outlast any
quantity of bodies.
He makes a little pocket in the upper part
of the slipper, under the perforations of the
pattern, into which is placed the peice of col
ored satin to be worn. WVhen the wearer
wishes to change the color, nothing is easier
than to draw one piece and insert another.
A dozen pieces of satin on stiff linings of var
ious colors and shades are sold with the slip
pers. Tasteful bows and ribbons with buckles
may be also attached to the shoes by a simn
ple contrivance, and as easily removed. This
novelty has received the name of the cameleon
WoxMrN's INTEREST TO DiscoUnAGEi WAR.
The ladies do wrong in idolizing and so en
couraging soldiers. War is thus made more
desirable and probable, and the mere prcspect
of war checks matrimony. A late statistical
article says : " It is an established fact t hat
the number of marriages in time of pence is
greater than in time of war, and even where
war is expected only, marriages are found to
diminish in number. Even in Russia, where
the mass of the people seem to take little in
terest in political affairs, marriages will fail
off at the rate of seventy or eighty thousand in
a year of war."
THE Cor'roN Caor.-We have conversed
with several planters, and those who receive
letters daily and weekly from their planting
friends, and w~e have come to the conclusion
that there is considerable difference in the
opinio'ns entertained. Some report their crops
in fine promising condition-other say they
have poor prospects, and will not make more
than haltf a crop. St:'iking about on average of
the opinions expressed, we have come to the
conclusion, if nothing materially affects the
crop, after this time, that the cotton yield will
not be very different in quantity from that cf
this passing commercial year.-Augusta Con
ExPATRIATION IN BADNn.--The Baden Gov
ernment has recently made some declarations
regarding the expatriation question. It is
declared that the Government of' Baden does
not require Armerican naturalized citizens,
who have been subjects in Badeni, to perform
duty there in case they return, even if they
have emigrated without conset-that is, if
they return merely for a visit. It is p resumed
that the expatriation controversy here and
the last letter of Gen. Cass, has had a whole
some influence abroad.
A clever 'sailer lately joined thie Sons of
Temperance in the city of Philadelphia, after.
running a course of dissipation, by which his
means were pretty well exhausted. A t the time
of signing the pledge, he was indebted to a rum
seller one shilling. Recently he went to pay
off the score, but determined not to enter the
house in which he was robbed, he got a long
pole, attached alpiece of money to the end of it
and standing at the outside of the door, reach
edl it to the astonished publican, and marched
off with a jolly heart.
In a recent lecture on Marriage, Rev. G. W.
Woodruff, of Ct., said:]
"I know of no more distressing thing than a
large hearted,.noble, expansive man, linked to
a petulent, little-souled, henpeeking woman,
or a noble woman linked to one of those sor
lid, mean little libels upon manhood. If such1
is your ease, why get a divorse in heaven's
ame, ar.:1 God help you."1
SAD AccIDENT.-We regret to announce
hat a little son of our friend, Capt. A. Md.
Eennedy, was the subject of a serious acei- a
ent a few days ago. He was, we understand, I
ttempting to strimg a eross-bou- with his
root, when the string slipped and threw the
rrow into one of his 'eyes, which, we are sor
ry to say, is not likely to recover its sight.
Outrage by Bialtimore Plug Uglies.
BA LTMORE, August 23.-A party of rowdies
>n board the steamer bound for the camp
neeting, near this city, on Saturday last, corn
nitted fearful outrages and acts cf violence.
[hey butchered and robbed the passengers in
he dark; and repeatedly stabbed a man
vhose wife they violated in his presence.
The receipts of cotton at all the ports since
he 1st of September last amount to 3,769,
)24 bales, being an increase on last years re
:eipts of 629,863 bales. There is an increase
m te total exports for the same time of 413,
;40 bales. There is an increase of the stock.
Riot Near Philadelphia.
PnILADELPHiIA, August 23.--While the
mpils of the Catholic Sunday sehools and a
nilitary company of this city were on an ex
-ursion to the village of Tacolney, yesterday,
he soldiers were attacked, while target firing,
>y a gang of rowdies. The soldiers fired upon
he latter ; and about twenty persons were
itabbed and wounded. The riot was resumed
)a the return to the city; but the police in
erfered, and prevented any further serious
CUCUMBER KETcHUP.-Take thrie dozen of
Full grown cucumbers and eight white onions.
Peel the onions and cucumbers and-then chop
,hem as fine as - possible. Sprinkle on three
juarteis of a pint of fiae table salt; put the
whole in a seive and let it drain twelve hours.
rhen take a teacupfull of mustard seed, half a
teaeupfull of ground black pepper, and mix
them well with the cucumbers and onions.
Put the whole into a stone jar, with the
strongest vinegar; close it up tightly for
three days, and it is fit for Ase. it will keep
for years.-Harrisburg Union.
DIED, at his residence, in this District on the
25th of July last, A. R. ABLE, Esq.; in the sixty
seventh year of his age.
The subject of this notice wasa native of New
berry District. He moved to Edgefield about the
year 1833, where lie -remained till his death. *
Esq. ABLE was entirely a- self-made man. He
devoted his time and talents, -prinoipally, to the
avocation of surveying and won for himself the
appellation of "the best woodsman in the District."
He was married threo times and leaves, behind -
him a yife and eight children, with a large circle
of friends and relatives to mourn his death.
HAMBURG, Aug. 29,-1859.
MR. EDITOR:-We have had a dull and drooping
cotton market for the past week. I quote as ex
tremes from 8 to 1II eta., with a declining .tenden
ey. Two bales of new cotton'were received in our
market, which was sold at thd average price of
121 eta., one at 12 and the bther at 13.
Provisions are advancing, also heavy Gunny
Bagging, Rope remains at the same iguers.
Respectfully yours,. P.
T H~1E undersigned takes this method of inform
king his friends that from and after this date
he can be found at the Dry Goodi House of W.
0. NORRELL, Successor to BROOM & NORELL,
218. Broad Street, Augusta, where. wild be
happy to see and servo them.
The Stock will be one or the LARGEST in the
City, and sold as low as from any house in Augusta.
My whole time will be given to the sales-depart
ment, and I respectfully solicit a renewal of that
patronage so kindly and generously extended,
when formerly in the Dry Goods trade.
I will continue the sale of the celebrated Gro
ver & Baker Sewiug Machines, in Ham
burg, at the Store first above Wm. Hill, and will
have competent persons to attend-tojthe sales, de
liver Machines, and give instructiohnsaw
M. A. RANSOM.
Augusta, Aug. 31, 1859 Im '34
CHRISTIE & HULBERT'S
A fne asso'rtment of CARRIA
GES, B U.GGIES, ROCKA
WAYS, HARNESS, WHIPS, &c.,
&c., have rcently been purchased by one of the
Firm, from the best Factories, and are expected
daily to arrive. The varieties of style, finish and
price, will be calculated to suit the taste of all
who may wish to purchase any article in their line.
CHRISTIE A HULBERT.
All persons indebted to us previous to 1st Jan'y
last, must pay up, or we will be forced to put their
notes in suit. We cannot get along without money.
' C. &H.
I have also a few pairs and single horses jnst
arrivedl from the North, all well broken to harness,
which I have taken great pains to aelect for this
market, and which I will sell upon reasonable terms.
Aug. 31, 1859 If 24
Edgefield Male Academy,
T UE exercises of thir- Institution will be re
sumed on Monday 5th September. The pu
pils are requested to be punctual in their attend.
Aug. .31, 18502t 3
NTOTICE.--The exercises of Mrs. McCLIN
?1TOOCK'S SCHOOL, will he resumed on Mon
day the 5th of September.
Ang. 31, 1859 2t 34
For Planter's Puriclhasing Manuries !
Cotton, Wheat, Corn, and
BESIDES ALL ROOT O!10PS,
TiHIS cclebrated and Standard Manure, which 9
.Lis fully warranted and sold under a LEGAL
GUARANTEE, can be had of
J. A. ANSLEY & CO.,
Agets~ for Manufacturers,
At Kn. 300 Br'oad Street, Augustla, Go.,
Who will sell at Msnufacturera Prices, .Forty-five
D~olla per Ton, with shipping expenses added.
Pamnphlets, giving directions for use, sent by
mail, if desired.
Augusta, Aug. 31, 1859 tf 34
ROYAL & HATCH,
(succrxasons TO CLARn?. & SorAL.)
Boots, shoes, ,Trunks, &c.,.
233 Broad-Street, Augusta, Ga.
W E would respectfully return our thanks to.
the Citizens of Edgefield for the very liber
si patronage which they have bestowed on us, and
would solicit a continuance of their favours.. We
will use every exertion to give satisfaction to those
who will favor us with a calL.
Our GOODS are all made to order by the beat
Mfanufactures. Our stock of
Negro BROGAN~S and House
willb beerg'lsyge and complete.
" " -WM. S. ROYAE..
Augusta, Aug. 31, 1859 2m ~- S
State of South Carolina,
Benj. Waldo and Jas. N. Lipscom'be,)
Ex'ors of John Lipacombe, dee'd.
robn Leigh, A.Bushnell, and Ralsa q,
UTNDER an order of the Court inia tein-eusnse, I'
will sell at Edgefield Court House,. on she Srst
donday in October next, the TraetS er Land on
rhich the Defendant, A. Bushnell, saw lives, to
atisfy a mortgage held by the Exeutors of John
,ipscombe, deceased. Terms, Cash.
A. SLMKINS, C.E.E.D.
Aug. 30, 1859. - 5St3
)UNAWAY about the 30th January last, my
Lnegro man CHARLES, who is about sixty
ye years of age, dark compleeted, right leg has
en broke, drags it in walking, generally wears
hiskers, which naturally for his age,. are grey ;
lays on the 'riolin.
I will give the above reward for his apprebien
on and lodgement in kny jail so that I ca'n get
im. And I will further gie $25,00 additional, for
roof to convict any one oTharboring him, or giv
a; im fre p JOHif SWEARINGEN.
Aug. 31, 1859 3t 3d
Valuable Land for. Sale,
W ISHING to move West, I will sell a BA R
G AIN in my Land, contuining
rwo Hundred anud Eighty-Five Acres.
In It Is a comfortable Dwelling House, with a new
rained Gin House, and all necessary out build
About one Hundred and Twenty-fve Aeres,
pened Land-sixty or sixty-fve, fresh.
Any person wishing to purchase, will do well to,
all soon and examine before purchasing elsewhere..
B. J. L. PERRY.
Perry's X Roads, Aug. 31, 1859 3t 34.
IILLER WANTED--To take charge of:
.VJmy FLOU R MILLS--a mia who can rome.
reli recommended can find constant employment..
1..... r e . MIMS