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" i A RICH CORRESPONDENCE. . From the Washington Star. . The following letter was received some < time since in this city, penned, evidently in , dead earnsst. by some northern autograph- < hunter, who appears to have been taking a | Rip-Van-Winkleish snooze for the last quar- 2 ter of a century: ] Geneva, Feb ?, 1858. , Dear Sir: Making a collection of auto- ^ graphs, I should be very happy to add yours to my number as soon as convenient to yourself. s Hoping that you will grant my request, I remain yours &c. &c. (Signed) TV U. C . Walnut Hill, Geneva, N. York. Superscribed?Postmarked, "Free," Hon. , John Randolph, U. S. S., Washington, I). C. ] This letter fell into the hands of one of our city jokers, and elicited the following creamy reply: j) Washington, D. C., March 1, 1858. | j My Dear Sir : Your brilliant epistle of ( February ?, 1858, addressed to "Hon. ( John Randolph, U. S. S., Washington, D. ( C.," requesting his autograph, is now, by a train of circumstances unforseen, by you, upon my table. The letter was advertized and there being no John Randolph but myself in < this city, I took the liberty of opening it.? I am not bold, I think, in assuming that you intended to address John Randolph, of Roa- 1 noke, who unfortunately for your valuable ( collection of autographs, departed this life ] some eighteen or twenty years since, other- ( wise, I doubt not, he would have complied s with your modest request. You are not al- i together, however, unfortunate that your c communication has falien into my bands, for, 1 applauding your zeal in so patriotic an un- 1 dertaking, I will be most happy to assist you, c by forwarding the signatures of some of my c remarkable acquaintances. I am sorry I am r not able to do so at present. ] My friend, G. Washington, Esq., late t Commander-in-Chief of our Army, is not at t present in town, but should he return soon, j I shall lay your letter before him. e I have several other distinguished friends, c of whom you may not have heard, but on x dilligent inquiry you may readily discover ? that their names are worthy a place in your v priceless Album. t W. Shakspeare, Esq , of Stratford-on- s Avon, England, has some little renown in e the world of letters who, I have no doubt, n will cheerfully oblige you, when I meet him s nest. Should I meet any of these gentlemen shortly, I shall, assuredly, oblige you, and d had not the immortal Adam (who in his a palmy day possessed a country seat called "Paradise") expired a "feic days" since, I I would have enriched your collection by his valuable "Mark." v Yours with profound respect, Joiin Randolph. 1 P. S.?If you think proper to reply to ( this, drop the "Hon." and pay the postage. Notey Bency.?Adam's christian name is J not remembered. J. R. IN A BAD FIX. Once upon a time, says an exchange pa- n per, we do not vouch for the fact, in the s village of B., in the State of Massachusetts, d lived a handsome miss of seventeen, whom t we will call Fanny L., and George B. was | h her accepted lover. t The course of true love did run smooth, d and in due time came the usual happy ter- o mination of their wooing, and the twain I were made one by benedictions of the holy ^ church. They were married early one summer morning, and the same day travelled cosily c and happily to New York, as the first stage ^ of the wedding tour. As a companion, a * young brother of the bride, a mischievous u young rascal, accompanied the happy pair, a " but well it had been for them had the trust- c ed themselves to their own society and left ^ James to ornament dog tails aud spit-ball the schoolmaster, &c. * Well, the party arrived at the St. Nicbo- f las hotel. While George was dutifully at- 11 tending to the comforts of his young wife, 11 James, in the performance of his duly as e groomsman, went to the office, to enter the f names and select appropriate apartments. 1 Pen in hand, a brilliant idea struck him, in r pursuance of which he entered the names * in the register thus : s 1 James L., Miss Fanny L , George P. k Fanny retired early, being somewhat fa- ! tigued with travel. George smoked his . cigar for an hour or two, and dreamed of | his bachelorhood, we suppose, and finally he ^ requested to be shown to his apartments. An obsequious waiter came, candle in hand, S and asked what number it was. 'With the lady who came with me/ re- e plied George. , The waiter smiled, hesitated, and then approached an exquisitely dressed clerk, and e repeated the question. 'With the lady who arrived with me.' George answered again, blushing to the tips ^ of his ears. The clerk smiled and shook his head, as r if in pity of his ignorance. 'It won't do, sir; you have mistaken your house, sir; such things are uot allowed here, sir.' 'Won't do ! Why I only want to get to ; bed.' ' j ' 'That vou may certainly do in your own 1 f w " " " II" room, sir, but not in the lady's apartment, i sir-' . ! 'The lady's apartment! "\\ hy that is my , wife.' The clerk bowed ironically All 'very I s fine, sir; but it won't go down, sir; here is j j the entry, sir.' George looked at the register, and there i1 was the entry, sure euough? 'Miss Fanny L. and George B.' He saw the whole secret at a glance ; he j protested and entreated, but it was no use. < He called on James to witness his veracity, ; but he was no where to be found. The bystanders laughed, and the clerk was in- ^ exorable, and the poor fellow was forced to c his solitary chamber to pass his bridal night' ' invoking blessings on the whole of the 'res-: ( pectabl houses,' and younger brothers. How Georee justified his conduct to the c disconsolate Fanny this veritable history j * doth not state. j J - . ( A Secret for Legislators.?An . old member of the Pennsylvania Legislature, i who maintained his seat and popularity for a \ i number of years, always voted "no" when a vote was recorded?"for,", said he, when asked his reasons, "when a good law passes, I no one looks for the yeas and nays on it? . wheo a bad one does, they always do." Bag* A Boston lady who had a somewhat Bachanalian spouse, resolved to frighten him into temperance. She, therefore, engaged a watchman, for a stipulated reward, to carry ; 'Philander' to the watch honse, while yet in 1 1 state of insensibility, and to frighten him J i little 'when he recovered.' Inconsequence )f this arrangement, he was waked up about 1 jleven o'clock at night, and fouud himself t ying on a piano bench in a strange and dim t ipartuient. Raising himself on his elbow, i ae looked around, until his eyes rested on a i man sitting by the stove and smoking a ci- i i 3 "Where am I ?" asked Philander. i "In the medical college," said the cigar c smoker. "What a doing there?" "Going to be cut up !" "Cut up? IIow comes that?" "Why, you died yesterday while you were Irunk, and we brought your body here to ] nake a'natomy !" "It's a lie ! I aint dead !" ^ "No matter; we bought your carcass any- J 'iow, from your wife who had a right to sell ? t, for it's all the good she ever could make , >ut of you. If you are not dead, it's no fault , )f the doctors, and they will cut you up, dead j >r alive." r "You will do it, hey ?" asked the old sot. "Tobesure we will?now?immediately." t "Well, look o' here, can't you let us have f something to drink before you begin ?" ? Not so Bad.?In the spring of 1S43, I | vas somewhat excited by a revival When- s sver business and Providence permitted, I j presented myself among the anxious seekers. 3d one occasion a thin-bodied journeyman j ihoemaker, with a high and remarkable nar- ^ ow forehead, but who had the religious ex- t litementvery severe, whispered to me, Olay t ! call you my brother in Christ Jesus?' 'Yes,' i-?Klir?vnr?lT7 <1 f mil TIT O n f f A ' I PT flW ' W'g'Uo'J1 .. JVU n?u,.?. c lo you feel, brother ?! he confidentially in- ^ juired. 'Got a pain in iny breast,' I fratertally responded; 'but'taint nothin' new; * I'm used to it.' The excited and syrnpa.hetic convert groaned in behalf of my aching >reast, as I supposed, and said, 'My bowels j reams!' Now, being deficient in a knowl:dge of scriptural phraseology, I took the :onvert's mteaphoric words literally; and so, vith unfeignedly pathetic tones I replied : j Been eatin' something what don't agree j nth you, I s'posc. Better take some catnip e ea when goin' to bed. It's good for the f tomach ache.' Hearing this, he gave a very xtraordinary look, and subsided into the * aidst of a shouting group of brothers and istcrs across the aisle. ^ Startling Disclosure.?iIIow do you a lo, Mrs. Towe ? Have you heard the story ^ bout Mrs. Ludy ?' 6 'Why, no, really, Mrs. Gad ! What is it? ? )o tell.' 1 ' 0, I promised not to tell for all the a rorld ! No, must never tell on't.' < Why. I'll never tell on't as long as I . ive, just as true as the world. What is it? 1 Dome tell.' * 1 Now you won't say anything about it, will ou ?' a 1 No, I'll never open my mouth about it, ^ iever.' 'Well, if you'll believe it, Mrs. Fundy told ae last night, that Mrs. Trot told her that her c ister's husband was told by a person that Ireamed it that Mr. Trouble'soldest daugh- 0 er told Mrs. Nichens that her grandmother *0 leard by a letter which she got from her siser's second husband's oldest brother's stepaughtcr, that it was teportcd by the captain f a clam-boat just arrived from the Fec-jee slands, that the mermaids about that section 0 rear crinolines made out of shark-skins.' ti ^ _ d JBST'An exchange gives the following ac- j ount of an incideut on the Now Haven and n Iartford road, soon after it went into opera- e ion. The train stopped at Meriden to wood a ,p, and a fidgety gentleman, who was prob- t( bly the first time in his life in a railroad n ar, and who held on his scat with both tj ifinHs from the time the ears left Hartford, c ? - ' li ooking as though he expected every moment e o be shook out of the window, suddenly j, tepped out on the platform, and took a rapd look at the locomotive. "Any thing the natter ?" inquired a wag, who had greatly ^ njoyed the countryman's pertubation. "I n hould think there was somethingthe matter p f you ever noticed it! Why, they've stopped y ight in the middle of the road, and hain't q litched the darned thing. 'Spose it should p tart ? hey ! I guess some of us ud be in t ;ingdom come afore night." B?* The Yankee Blade tells the follow- p ng anecdote of a college chum. II., a mem- s >er of the classes, was distinguished not less q or dry wit and sly waggery than his addreses in evading the writing of themes and in a >alming off the braiu coined currency of oth- ^ :rs as his legitimate "tender." One Monday ? uorning he read a theme of unusual merit j ? >ut Professor A. "smelt a rat," as H. finish- a d and sat down in the pride of conscious in- v locence, and asked, "Is that original, H.?" "Yes, sir," replied II. t "Are you sure of it?" asked the the proessor. "Why, yes sir," said II., with impcrtuable gravity and the pasteboard countenance le always wore?'ithad original over it in the a lewspaper I took it from." u a An old lady, a professor of the washer- n voman's art had managed to scrape together ufficient means to build a small house and i: >arn in the country. Oue afternoon, soon f ifter she was comfortably established in her ti lew home, a black cloud was seen in the t vest, and before many m.nutes a tornado t wept through her small property, scattering t he timbers of her barn in all directions.? t doming out of her kitchen, and seeing the c levastation the storm had made, the old lady j1 it lirst could not find words to express her j ndignation, but at last exclaimed? Well, j lere's a pretty business! No matter, though, j 0 ['11 pay you for this?I'll wash on Sunday!' ! ? Mt, During a very tedious sermon on the Decalogue one of the congregation exclaim- ^ :d several times, "0, how good, how good !" 'Do you mean that nonsense ?" asked sev- j :ral of his acquaintances. "No, my dear, [ mean how good it is that there is no j eleventh commandment, for that mighthaye 1 ^ 'orbidden sleeping during a sermon, and I L don't know how we could have kept that! j commandment." j j ..... | i A IIlT.?"31y father is richer than yours," f said a boy to his companion, the other day. : j " How do you know?" was the reply. j "Because my father says, your father pays I for every thing when he buys it, while my ! t father never pays anybody, but keeps his s money to shave notes with." 1 < farmer's Department. [NCREASED FERTILITY OF LAND. Editors of the Winchester Republican : Dear Sirs :?I send you for publication a etter which I have just received from Mr. fames Carter, who is, you know, one of our I nost intelligent and successful practical farners. This letter cannot fail to be read with nuch interest by the farmer, for the experinent which he details cleary establishes the mportant fact that cultivated lands may be ucreased in fertility without the application )f manure of any kind whatever. Yours, ROBT. T. BALDWIN. Flint Ridoe, Fredrick Co., Va., ) November 4, 1857. J Dr. R. T. Baldwin :? Dear Sir?Knowing the deep interest ?ou feel in agriculture, and especially in any,bing that relates to the improvement of the toil, and believingas I do that those interests vould be promoted by a more frequent communication among farmers in regard to their jractice and experionce, must be my apolory for addressing you this communication. About twenty years ago I determined to ry what improvement I could make on c. miall portion of my farm by the use of clover ind plaster. For the purpose of making the jxperimcnt, I selected a field of about thircen acres, the soil of which was light and iandy. I had cleared this field, and had it n cultivation about eight years before I cotnnenced to use clover and plaster on it; durng this time it had been producing an averige of about twenty-seven bushels of corn to he acre. I commenced my effort to improve he soil by sowing it with about one gallon md a half of clover seed and about one hunIred pounds of plaster to the acre. I soon bund that the plaster acted well on the soil, jroducing a heavy crop of clover, which was llowed to lemain on the land, without cither nowing or pasturing it off, for three years: it the end of which time it was ploughed up, n the month of March or April, when the lover was in a dry state, and planted in corn, nd the next summer it was left over for talk fallow, and sowed with wheat in the ^all, and again sowed with clover and plaster n the Spring, and the same routine continued up to the present time ; that is to say, irst either two or three years in clover without lasturing or mowing any part off, then corn ucceded by wheat on a stalk fallow. The result of this practice is that the pro luct of this field has been more than doubled, nd is still increasing. For the last eight ears it has averaged upwards of twenty bushIs of wheat and about forty-five bushels of orn; and last season, when the wheat crop n thissection of country was rcmakably light nd of very poor quality, I harvested from his field twenty-four bushels of bluestem vhite wheat of excellent quanity, and weighng sixty-four pounds to the bushels. It may ie proper to remark that no fertilizer has ver been used on this field, except clover nd plaster. Now, whether this improvement is the efect of shade, or whether it is mainly atributablc to the decomposition of vegetable latter in the soil, I will not attempt to dcide. I merely give you a faithful statement f the mode of culture and the result, and rill leave it to you and others to draw your wn inferences. Very respectfully yours, JAMES CARTER. Hogs is. Dogs.?"What a dog lives upn will keep a hog." If anybody doubts the ruth of the saying, let him kill his useless og and put a pig in the pen and give it the ogs' allowance. lie will find in a few lonths that he has a fine fat porker fit to be aten, a use the dog could not be possibly pplied to by any christian man. There are io many dogs in the country, by far too iany?if they had all been killed a year ago here might be two hundred pouuds of good it pork in the country to balance against very dog so set aside, which would be no aconsiderable item in the present scarcity f supplies. Dogs are a unisance and should e taxed. While every farmer keeps his og, and every slave his dog, and every free egro his two or three dogs, sheep stand a oor chance to get through the world and ield their annual fleece with untorn throats, .'he increase of the dog population accouuts or the scarcity of sheep. We shall speak of his again.?North Carolina Planter. Fodder?Oats?One of the most wasteul practices in regard to fodder, is the preent practice of cutting and feeding oats.? 'hey are usually allowed to stand till ripe, nd the stalk yellow, and then cut, threshed, nd the straw, of little value, used for beddug, or litter. If oats are cut when a little ;rcen, and then well cured, the straw is the ery best of fodder. Feed oats, thus cut nd cured in the sheaf, to horses, and they rill eat the straw in preference to hay; and farmer saves the trouble and expense of hrashing, and his oat straw is worth as much s its weight of the best of hay. Southern Farmer. Economy in Bread.?Twenty-six pounds nd thirteen ounces of good bread have been oade from fourteen pounds of flour and one nd a half pounds of rice, by the following uetkod: Tie up the rice in a thick linen bag, allowng it ample room to swell; boil for three or our hours, till it becomes a smooth paste; aix this while warm with the flour, adding he usual quantity of yeast and salt; allow he dough to rise near the fire, and divide ino loaves. It is affirmed on high authority hat flour thus treated will yield fifty per eut. more bread thau by the ordinary iuchod. Peach Worm.?It is said that a mixture if one ounce of saltpetre and seven ounces if salt, applied on the surfanceof the ground n contact and around the trunk of a peach ree seven years old and upwards, will desroy the worm, prevent the i/cfloics, and add nuch to the product and quality of the fruit. Ylso, sow the orchard with the same mixure, at rate of two bushels to the acre. In agriculture, it was once the prncice to take ancient customs as an infalible j ;uide; nothiug was then doubted, nothing ! nvestigated, and consequently nothing im- j proved. Now, it is the principle to do noth- j ng without a reason?every thing there-! "ore, is investigated, and consequently, every ; ,hing is improved.?Ex. Indian Cake.?One coffee cup butter-; nilk, one do. of sour milk, one teaspoonful j saleratus^salt and three eggs. Make a tol- ( arable thick batter of Indian cake. Ctiiiptraittc Patter. From tho Spirit of the Age. "IT WILL MAKE A MAN OF YOU." i We have known tempting devils, bearing the likeness of men, to entice small boys into grog shops ard to the stench board of whis- j key carts, and give them a glass of liquor, ; bidding them to drink and assuring them that "it will make a man of you " 1 Now, we all know by our own experience, how very anxious the boy i3 to be a man, and how willing he is to attempt any feat which may make him look manly, at least in the eyes of the world. The boys are ever striving to be men and to ape their manners, and it is surprising how near they approach their standard, when their juvenility is considered. We see their proficiency demonstrated in their feats of tobacco chewing and smoking cigars. Their skill in these two man-like accomplishnients is perfectly overwhelming. It may caused them many trials, many desperate sick spells even until earth, trees and houses seemed to whirl round at railroad speed ; but what of that now ? The harvest repays the toil. They arc like men, they can puff like a locomotive and squirt like a whale! This instinctive desire to appear like men, ? ? J-? I-'-" ? Ann** nn?? ti\mr\finnp Li LiUS LUC U\jy UU t-'USJf piUy Iti a,'Jf lkUlj;uug fiend who may choose to approach him with a glass of whiskey and a hint that the drinking of the like of that is calculated to increase his stature and renderhiin more manlike in his deportment. The bait is greedily swallowed, and unless the potion was too large for the first, causing downright drunkenness, the little aspirant after manhood's honors is very apt to think from his feelings that he must be full several inches taller. The whiskey may burn their little throats and cause them to wince and make grimaces like they do under the administration of a doctor's dose of worm oil and turpentine, yet their confidence in the remedy to produce the results they so much wish, causes them to hide their grimaces behind their coat sleeves and bear the throat burning in silence. They arc not long, however, in learning the art of taking a drink without making a wry face. A few repetitions, of the dose arouses a taste and a thrist for the destructive liquid. They scon begin to loiter about the grog-shop3 and whiskey carts, and avail themselves of every opportunity to get a drink. While they are yet boys the fatal habit of drinking has riveted itself upon their very nature. It has grown with their growth, and strengthened with their strength. It docs not requre a prophet to foretell what their end will be. It is perhaps safe i to say that nothing short of the interposition of Divine Providence can turn them from the way that leads to death and to the hopeless gloom of a drunkard's grave. The habit is so firmly fixed that no matter how much the victim may desire to cast it off, he finds himself powerless He might almost as ?11 i? -i iK- ,.i ,.r u:? i?i i \\cn iry lu cuuuge uie rjuapu ut uio ucuu u? bis liver. Parents should have these facts in view and lay them to heart. They should keep an eye upon their boys and guard them from the tempting influences of the class we have indicated in the commencement of this article. This vampire set are to be found in every community, eager to lead the young away from the paths of virtue and sobriety, and nothing gives them more pleasure than to induce the son of a temperance man to take a drink, and thus make the first step in the road to destruction in which they run riot. What punishment ought to be inflic ted upon these tempting demons, we are not prepared to say. None can fix the proper penalty, except it be a parent whose son has been thus led astray. 4??*V ? From the Spirit of the Age. STEEL CREEK DIVISION. Dear Bro. Carman :?I have not seen any notice of Steel Creek Division in the Spirit of the Age lately, so I propose to give you some account of how we are getting along. 1 During this quarter we have initiated three young gentlemen?the last in the neighborhood who did not belong to the I Order. There are now in our Division thirty-six gentlemen and twenty ladies. We have not had the disgreeable duty of having to expel any one of our members for a long ! time. We have numbered as high as seven i ty, but a good many of our members have 1 removed to the two Divisions we have organ- I ized. " White Hall" and "Sharon" Divis- I ion. Nearly every one in this neighborhood J now belong to the Order?every one, I be- ( lieve, with the exception of two or three gen- ; tlemen who, from some cause, I do not know 1 what, have never connected themselves with j us. These gentlemen are moderate drinkers j and I presume think themselves in no dan- ] per. "Let him that thinketh he 6tandeth, J take heed, lesthe fall." Moderate drinking is the school .vhere drunkards graduate I know it from sad experience. My father was a moderate drinker; he is gone, peace to his ashes; fourteen years ago lie got into a difficulty with a friend who was a " little tightthe result was my father was killed. I can see yet, though fourteen years have elapsed, that beloved father brought home. I can sec my beloved mother weeping. I 1 can hear my father's groans. 'Tis not fan- j cy, it has proved a sorrowful reality to me. , Who made me a fatherless child ? I reply, it was the whiskey seller! Where is he 1 now ! Will he ever read these lines !? Wonder if he ever thought a moment! will he ever think ! yes, when he is called to the ' bar of a just God, then will he see the ghosts J of the murdered men; widows who have ? starved for the want of food, while he with ? out-streched claws stand ready to receive avnrv shillinrr nf hor hard earnings taken V..WJ e ? from her by a druoken husband. Wonder ] if ever he thinks of starving orphans ? lj cannot answer the question ; but I do know I that he will think when the last trumpet J shall see a multitude of poor starving orphans j standing as so many bariers between him and heaven ; when he shall hear them testi- j tying against him. This very one that sold , my father the horrid poison, is yet living, I i think. I wonder if his conscience is at rest. J Oh moderate drinker, take heed before it is J everlastingly too late. A. i j i Temperance Sermon.?The Newbern i Express of last Wednesday, says : On last Sabbath envening, the Rev. A. Weaver, pas- j tor of the M. E. 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Particular attention paid to selling Cotton, Grain, Bacon, with Produce and Merchandize generally, July 30 30 ly cXSTON &, ALLISON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Will practice in York, Chester, Laucaster and Chesterfield Districts. Prompt attention given to the Collecting Business. OFFICE LANCASTERVILLE, S. C. W. TIICRLOW CASTON, 1 f ROBERT E. ALLISON. Camden, S. C. J \ Lancasterville, S. C. June 25 25 ly KERRISON(&TLEIDING, IMPORTERS OP FAN?Y DRY GOODS, Silks, Linens, Hosiery, Embroideries, &c., NO. 141 MEETING-STREET, Opposite Hayne-st., CHARLESTON, S. C. E. L. KERRISON. HERMANN LEIDINO. Aug 6 31 ly JAMES M. EDNEY, SOMMiSSJOS MESSMAfJT, 50 JOHN-STREET, N. Y. UUYS and forwards every kind of merchandise ? - ot * Rofpr? In Onvs. W 101" ~n j'll tun. . - ? Swain and Morchcad, N. \V. Woodfin, J. W. Osborne, C. P. Mendenhnll, A. M. Gorman, Esqrs. ind Itev. C. F. Deems, Hop. W. A. Graham, and others. Dealer in Pianos, Melodcous, Organs, Harps, Guitars, Music, Sewing Machines, Iron Safes, Pumps, Garden Eugines, &c. A printed list of the different makers, kinds and prices sent free. Publisher of an elegant lithograph of "Hickory Nut Falls," N. C. (SI) and the "Cherokee Physician: or, Indian Guide to Health." This invaluable family adviser should be in every house. It treats of all diseases, has a copious glossary, and prescribes the remedies from nature's bounteous stores, for all our infirmities and misfortunes. It is printed on fine white paper, handsomely bound, fourth edition, 300 pages, and is mailed free for one dollar. New Rosewood Pianos, SI50. UTuiSll'S HISTORY or SOLTH CAROLINA.?The subscriber has in press of Walker, Evans & Co., Charleston, Ramsay's History of South Carolina, with Maps of Charleston md the State, which will be ready for subscribers by April 15th. The Book is a Carolina work in every respect, paper, print and binding. In this History we have a full record of the hardships and difficulties of our Fathers in the desert with the ?avage Indian, and the Briton in the war of '7(3.? The work is being printed on fine white paper, large clear type, bound in oue volume complete, octavo, COO pages, cloth, arms of State on back, Palmetto Tree on side, price S3 50. Half calf marble edges, S-f 50. Send on your name early ?only a small edition printed. Published and for sale by W. J. DUFFIE, Bookseller, Newberry, S. C. Always on hand atDufiie's Book Store, Newber ? ? 1 OI.A?AUAO V! p ry, ?>. U., ttivers nisiuncui onuuiu u. vj. v., . i Carroll's Historical Collections of S. 0., Collcc- | lions of Historical Society of S. C., W. Gilmorc I Simms' Romances, Ilorse Shoe Robinson, a Tale I >f Tory ascendency in S. C.. by Kennedy. , The State of So. Carolina, \ YORK DISTRICT. Eldred 1). Williamson vs. S. W. Ruddock.?Attachvi cut. IV. B. Withers, vs. Same.?Attachment. V1/"HEREAS the Plaintitt's did, on the 20th day i ? of November 1857, file their declarations against the defendant in the above stated cases, I 1 who. ns it is sai^ is absent from and without the J limits of this Sta.e, and has neither wife nor at- , torncy within the same upon whom a copy of the i j jame declaration might be served. It is, there-1 ( tore Ordered, that the said defendant do appear ind plead to the said declarations, on or before the 28th day of January, which will be in the year of Dur Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty- | nine, otherwise final and absolute Judgment will j then be given and awarded against him. JOHN G. ENLOE, c. c. c. pls. I j Jan 27 0 lyq j | USLIXS.?A fine lot of MUSLINS, ran-; ' ging in price from 10 to 37.1 cents. For Sale i ( by L. BLOOMBERG & BRO. 1 Jan 14 2 tf I rY n o w .v s aYdTi a r i s co\ Ci\ J TRATED Essence ot JAMAICA GINGER, j . For Sale by ALLISON & BRATTON. J UA'i'S.?A fine assortment ol' Soft and Straw Hats. For sale by L. BLOOMBERG & BRO. MILES JOHNSON, SIHiiMBHl OVER WEIKFRT 4 M'CANTS COACH SHOP, YOBKVILLE, S. C. ' 9@r? All kinds of Saddles and Harness made at the shortest notice. ?6?" .REPAIRING promptly executed. Feb 4 6 Cm GOLD & SILVER. THE SUBSCRIBER HAS ON HAND a splendid assortment of (and is constantly receiving something new) GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES and JEWELRY of all kinds. Coral, Cameo and Gold Bracelets ; Gold Beads, Necklaces, and Neck-Chains ; Fob and Vest-Chains; a large assortment of Seals and Keys, * ftfivrnrro ntn urn t T 1 IAVD . LUtliMS Al\ll lUEiMLLlUl^; Gold and Silver Pencils and Pens; Gold Thimbles and Spectacles; Cornelian, Plain, Gold and Sett Rings; Necklaces, Amulets, Ear-Drops and Pins; Silver, Shell and Pearl Card-Cases; Silver Saltcellars inlaid with Gold; Napkin Rings in boxes ; Silver and Plated Cups and Pitchers; Cake, Pickle, and Fruit Knives; Sugar, Salt, and Preserve Spoons; SILVER ?kgots aid jokes; Silver and Plated Ladles; Shell Jewelry Boxes, with lock and key; Jewelry Vases; Watch-Stand with bell and ink-stand attached; Pearl Glove Holders ; Fancy Shell-Boxes and Dressing Cases; Ladies fine Work Boxes and Travelling Caps ; Ladies Work-Baskets and Stands: WRITING DESKS, Eolios, Paper-Cutters, and Ink-Stands; Tuck, Dressing and Pocket Combs; Hair, Cloth and Shaving Brushes; Harriscn's Perfumery and Soaps ; Violins and Strings; Patent Candle-Sticks and Lamps; Castors, Fruit Trays, Razors, Pock etand Bowie Knives; TABLE CUTLERY, (51 pieces in a sett) Tea-Trays, in setts and single; Table Mats. All the new style of PISTOLS, from 60 cents to $40. GUNS, double and single, from $10 to $50. Slung Shot and Percussion Caps ; Game-Bags, Flasks, Wads and Shot-Pouches. Walking Canes of all kinds; Clocks from $3 to TWENTY DOLLARS. All the above named articles, with many others not mentioned, will be sold LOW FOR CASH and CASH ONLY. Bring in your Bank Bills?I will take almost any kind of money; so trouble not yourself with the idea that I will refuse. flgy* WATCHES, JEWELRY, CLOCKS and Musical Boxes REPAIRED at short notice by an EXPERIENCED WORKMAN. 1000 oz. OLD SILVER WANTED. E. M. K1RKPATRICK. inov 30 *4 u TO PLASTERS Ml-BIDEIIS. THE Subscriber returns his thanks for the very liberal patronage received for the past, and takesthis method to inform thecitizens of York and the surrounding Districts, and the whole South, that he has effected another improvement in the Cotton Gin and Wheat Thrasher, that excels any that have ever been introduced heretofore ; and from long experience he has no fear in challenging any other Factory, either North or South, to produce an equal. He feels very confident in saying to the public, that his Oins excel iu performance any other make or pattern now in use. With dry cotton the roll cannot be broken or made to spew over, wnich no other pretends to claim, and with good driving power and attendance, a 45 saw gin, will Gin from 4 to 6 Bales or more in a Day weighing from 350 to 400 lbs.; which is as much as any one hand can well handle in a day. Any person wanting a superior Gin or Thrasher, can be supplied by sending on his order to me at Lewisville, Chester Dist., S. C. Work will be shipped to any place desired. REPAIRING done at the shortest possible notice. To House-builders, I will say that I am manufacturing SASH BLINDS AND DOORS, of every description, made of the best material, and dry lumber, and workmanship the very best. All work carefully packed and forwarded to order. JOHN SIMPSON. June 12. 1856 24 tf SEWING-MACHINES. To Manufacturers, Planters and Private Families. IN purchasing such an article as a SEWING MACHINE, the true policy is to buy the best. I. M. SINGER & Co's GAZETTE, a beautiful pictorial paper, contains full and reliable information about SEWING MACHINES, and answers all questions that can be asked on the subject.? All who read this paper will learn how to purchase a Sewing Machine with which $1,000 a year, clear profit, can be made, and will be protected from being imposed on by some of the humbug Machines now before the public. Singer & Co.'s Machine is arrauged to do coarse and fine work of every description. The Gazette may be obtained gratis on application at any of Singer & Co's Offices. A machine can be seen in operation at the Tailor Shop of Mr. W. C. OWEN, of Yorkville, S. C. L. M. GRIST, at the Enqcireb Office, is an authorized agent. Singer & Co.'s Charleston Office, 324 King-st. Principal Office, 323 Broadway, New York. July 2, 1857. 26 tf HE SHOALS AND QUICKSANDS OF YOUTH.?Just Published, the 3d Edi tion. On Spermatorrhea or Seminal Diseases.? A scientific Treatise on the treatment and perfect cure of Nervous Debility, Seminal Weakness, Involuntary Emissions, Impotence, &c., resulting from vicious habits acquired during the critical passage from Youth to Manhood. By DR. CULVEIiWELL, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, (1827.) Licentiate of the Hall (1824,) and 30 years Resident Practitioner iu London; Author of the "Guide to Health," "Green Book," "How to be Happy," "Memoirs of Single and Married Life," &c. This small, but highly valuable Treatise, written by a world-renowned Physician and Surgeon, points out the only sure and permanent cure for all diseases resulting from self abuse, and is the only publication of its kind written in a benevolent spirit and by a scientific man. It should be in the hands of all who value their life and health and happiness here and hereafter. Price, 12 cents, or 4 stamps, at the receipt of which will be sent, post free, and well secured, by Dr. Ch. Kline, No. 420 1st Avenue, Box 3586, New York. Jan 21 3 tf In Common Pleas -York District, Eldred D. Williamson,) vs. } Attachment. Sam'l W. Ruddock. J Nancy Meacham, ) vs. > id. Same. J J. M. Strong, "j vs. > id. The Same. J I have attached as the property of the Defendant, in the above stated cases, one tract of land, containing One Hundred and Thirty Acres, - 1 1 ? f more or less, oounueu oy nuius ui nunum uu;vc, R. S. Daniels, Jnmes Elms and others. No one was in possession of said laud when attached? ind any person or persons claiming the same, are hereby notified to appear and show cause pursuant to the acts of the General Assembly of this State, in such case made and provided, why said lands should not be condemned as the property *f mid absent debtor. S. C. YOUNGBLOOD, S. T. D. May 29, 1857. 22 (IVsfee$8) qly. ATI OX A L POLICE GAZETTE.This Great Journal of Crime and Criminals is in the Twelfth Year, and is widely circulated throughout the country. It contains all the Great Trials, Criminal Cases, and appropriate Editorials on the same, together with inform \tion ou Criminal Matters, not to be found in any other newspaper. ggjr Subscription $2 per Annum; $1, for Six Months, to be remitted by Subscribers, (who should write their names and the town, county and State where they reside plainly,) To R. A. SEYMOUR, New York City. July 16 28 tf TO THE PUBLIC. Photography in all its various branches, is still practiced by the subscriber, one door West of the PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.? I will attend to taking PICTURES EVERY SATURDAY as heretofore; and on other days between the hours of half-past eleven and two o'clock. Yours thankfully for past favors. J. R. SCHORB. Sept 10 86 ly the liter HWHTOIBATOIS 2 PREPARED BY DR. SANFORD, Compounded entirely from GUMS, IS ONE OF THE BEST PURGATIVE AND LIVER MEDICINES now before the public, that acts as a Cathartic, easier, milder, and more effectual than any other medicine known. It is not only a Cathartic, but a Liver remedy, acting first on the Liver to eject its morbid matter, then on the stomach and bowels to carry off that matter, thus accomplishing two purposes effectually, without any of the painful feelings experienced in the operations of most Cathartics. It strengthens the system at the same time that it purges it; and when taken daily in moderate doses, will strengthen and build it up with unusual rapidity. The Liver is one of *i the principal regulators of the human body; and when it performs its functions well, thepow hiiers of the system are fully developed. The ^. stomach is almost entirely dependent on the wjhealthy action of the Liver, for the proper r. J performance of its functions; when the stom-[Hjach isat fault, the bowels areatfault, and the J: whole system suffers in consequence of oneoi-|^'gan?the Liver?hav mgceased to doits duty.; '| For the diseases of that organ, one of the pro-jn^ prietors hasmadeithis study, in a practice of Pp more than twenty years to find some remedyi/P wherewith to counteract the many derange ments to which it is liable. Vk To prove that thisj^ remedy is at last found, any person troubled LJ; with Liver Complaint, in any of its forms, hnsF' but to try a bottle, and conviction is certain. ;r^ These Gums remove)^ all morbid or bad matter from the system. L_ supplyingin theirplace a healthy flow of bile.ixj invigorating the stomach, causing food todi-f^l gestwell, purifying the blood, giving tone and fp health to the whole machinery, removing thel cause of the disease, effecting a radical cure ,A^ Billious attacks are cured, and, what is better, prevented, by the rjlloccasional use of the Liver Invigorator. ;|i|i One dose after eating t lis sufficient to relieve the stomach and pre vent the food from rising and souring. [ J Only one dose taken|rH;before retiring, prevents Nightmare. i "1 .Only one dose taken fp at night, loosens the boWels gently, audi cures Costiveness. One dose taken afterTf) each meal will cure Dyspepsia. L One dose of twoip, teaspoonfuls will always relieve Sick Head Lj ache. One bottle taken for,^ female obstruction removes the cause of the QTi'disease, and makes a perfect cure. pil Only one dose imrae ;^y diately relieves Cholic, while " Nwi One dose often re ^,'peated is a sure cure for Cholera Morbus, and PH ; a preventive of Cholera. ky Only one bottle is needed to throw out of the svstem the effects'! of medicine after a long sickness. yA B@^.One bottle taken,^ for Jaundice removes all sallowness or nnnatu rfl ral color from the skin. One dose taken a short time before eating gives vigor to the appetite, and makes food digest well. One dose often repeated cures Chronic Diarrhoea in its worst forms, while Summer and Bowel complaints yield almost to the first dose. One or two doses cures attacks caused by Worms in Children ; there is no surer, safer, or speedier remedy in the world, as it never fails. jgL. A few bottles cures Dropsy, by exciting the absorbents. We take pleasure in recommending this medicine as a preventive for Fever and Ague, Chill Fever, and all Fevers of a Bilious Type. It operates with certainty, and thousands are willing to testify to its wonderful virtues. All who use it are giving their unanimous testimony in its favor. Mix water in the mouth with the Invigorator, and swallow both together. THE LIVER INVIGORATOR IS A SCIENTIFIC MEDICAL DISCOVERY, and is daily working cures, almost too great to believe. It cures as if by magic, even the first dose giving benefit, and seldom more than one bottle is required to cure any kind of Liver Complaint, from the worst Jaundice or Dyspepsia to a common Headache, all of which arc the result of a Diseased Liver. price one dollar per bottle. SANFORD & Co., Proprietors, 846 Broadway, New York. Wholesale Agents: Barnes & Park, New York; T. W. Dyott & Sons, Philadelphia ; M. S. Burr & Co., Boston; II. II. Hay & Co., Portland; John D. Tark, Cincinnati ; Gaylord & Hammond, Cleveland; Fahnestock & Davis, Chicago ; 0. J. Woou & Co., St. Louis; George H. Keyser, Pittsburgh ; S. S. Hance, Baltimore. And retailed by all Druggists. Sold also by ALLISON & BRATTON. Yorkville, S. C. Feb 18 7 ly A IIEAUTIFIX HEAD OF RICH GLOSSY HAIR, COMPLETELY PRESERVED TO THE GREATEST AGE. AND who that is gray would notbave it restored to former color; or bald, but would have the growth restored, or troubled with dandruff and itching but would have it removed, or troubled with scrofula, scald head, or ether eruptions, but would be cured, or with sick head ache, (neuralgia) but would be cured. It will also remove all pimples from the face and skin.? Prof. Wood's Hair Restorative will do all this, see circular and the following. Ann Arbor, November 5,1856. Prof. 0. J. Wood?Dear Sir: I have heard much said of the wonderful effects of your Hair Restorative, but having been so often cheated by quacnery anu quaes, uusiruuia, umr uyea, <xc., j. was disposed to place yoar Restorative in the same category with the thousand and one loudly trumpeted quack remedies, until I met you in Lawrence county some months since, when yon gave me such assurance as induced the trial of your Restorative in my family?first by my good wife, whose hair had become very thin and entirely white, and before exhausting one of your large bottles, her hair was restored nearly to its original beautiful brown color, and had thickened and become beautiful and glossy upon, and entirely over the head; she continues to use it, not simply because of its beautifying effects upon the hair, but because of its healthful influence upon the head and mind. Others of my family and friends are using your Restorative, with the happiest effects ; therefore, my skepticism and doubts in reference to its character and value are entirely removed ,* and I can and do most cordially and confidentially recommend its use by all who would have their hair restored from white or gray (by reason of sickness or age,) to original color or beauty, and by all young persons who would have their hair beautiful and glossy. Very truly and greatfully yours, SOLOMON MANN. Friend Wood: It was a long time after I saw you at Blissfield before I got the bottle of Restorative for which you gave me an order upon your agent in Detroit, and when I got it we concluded to try it on Mrs. Mann's hair, as the surest test of its power. It has done all that you assured me it would do; and others of my family and friends, having w:tnessed its effects, are now using and recommending its use to others as entitled to the highest consideration you claim for it. Again, very respectfully and truly, yours, SOLOMON MANN. Cahlylf., 111., June 28, 1852. I have used Prof. 0. J. Wood's Hair Restorative, and have admired its wondorful effects. My hair was becoming, as I thought, prematurely gray, but by the use of bis Restorative it has resumed its original color, and, I have no doubt, permanently so. S. BRESSE, ex-Senator, U. S. 0. J. WOOD & Co.. Proprietors, 312 Broadway, N. Y., (in the great N. Y. Wire RailingEstablishment) and 114 Market street, St. Louis, Mo. And sold by all good Druggists, and by ALLISON & BRATTON, Yorkville S. C. Feb 18 7 3m PEARL STARCII^ARROW-ROOT and Tapioca. For Sale by ALLISON & BRATTON. r'