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Scraps & jfarts.
On the 18th nit., a foot race by ladies came off at Iowa City, for a prize of a silver cake basket. Miss Handy won the prize. " It is a curious fact," say some etymologists, " that it is only the female mosquito that torments us.'' A bacholor says it not at all "curious." A New York paper says some wealthy Amerioan gentlemen, in a high state of raoing fever, have determined to challenge a race between English and American horses for 8100,000?four miles heats over the Fashion Course. Two pair of shoes were lately made by a shoe manufacturer in Lynn, to fill an order for a southern plantation. They are I intended foraslave, and it is stated measures nineteen and a half inches, with a corresponding width. The remaining Indians in Flordia, it appears, have determined to become citizens, fifteen visited Miami, Fla. on the first inst., and announced their intention to settle, live in peace and be governed and protected by the laws. They are engaged in clearing land near the town, for agricultural purposes.? Three of them could read and write. A few weeks since, says the New Orleans Crescent,, we mentioned as a singular circumstance the marriage of a German widdow, in the third district, to her fifth husband?not one of the previous four having out-lived his wedding a year. Well, a few days sinoe, the fifth husband took the yellow fever. He died, and on Friday he was buried. The Charlotte Demoorat speaking of the Agricultural Fair to be held in Charlotte, on the 4th and 5th proximo, says : "It is expected that the Hon. Joseph A. Woodward and Col. E. G. Palmer, of South Caro Jina, wiil deliver addresses. We nope to see the citizens of this and adjoining counties present and participating in the exhibition. All will receive a hearty welceme." ??The Baltimore American says the sum to be paid for Mount Vernon is 8200,000; 818,000 were paid at the signing of the contract. The first instalment of 857,000, due January 1, 1859, is now ready to be paid, and it is hoped to raise the entire purchase sum during the present year, in order to take possession on the coming 22d of February. The President of the Erie Railroad, of New York, receives a salary of 825,000, which surprises not only the New York agricultural and manufacturing community, but even Wall street, accustomed to look at thincs merely by the thousands. It is the salary of the President of the United States, about three times that of a Foreign Minister and of Members of the Cabinet. The learned Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States are not paid half as much. We were shown yesterday a counterfeit of the denomination of 82.0, on the Bank of Hamburg, printed in red, which was offered at the counter of the Branch Bank, and which we regard as one of the most perfect counterfeits we have ever seen. The bill is numbered 967, letter A. These letters are I not exactly in character with the genuine, nor j ? i?ii i i a tt?u--g " juv 1 ( October, 1856, is well written. The signatures are good, but too heavy when compared with the genuine.? Columbia Guardain. ?Our town and vicinity within the last week have been visited by two or three rather destructive fires. The gin house of Mr. B^gers Mobley, some three miles from town, with its entire contents, including about thirty bales of cotton, was burnt on last Saturday morning; the same evening, the blacksmith shop of Mr. John Simpson, of this place, shared the same fate; and on Monday evening, Mr. John. W. Killian lost a very considerable lot of lumber, near, the depot, from the same cause. In every instance the fire was the result of accident, or it may be in some measure carelessness.? Chester Standard. In the Circuit Court of Bedford county, Virginia, last week, in the case of Stepoe vs. the Virginia, and Tennessee Railroad Company, where the plaintiff sued for damages sustained by him from the trespass of cattle on hie wheat field, through the neglect of defendants to keep the cattle guards on their road in repairs, the Judge decided that the company was neither obliged to construct cattle guards nor keep them in repair. Notwithstanding the instructions of the Court, the jury brought in a verdict for the plantiff for *120, which vesdict was set aside as contrary to the instruction from the bench. Richmond Dispatch, 9th. The London Morning Chronicle be licves that "the attempt to establish electric communications between the Old World and the New, will be repeated under much more favorable conditions, and in more than one direction. For this conclusion, among others, has been definitely reaohed, that the means of instantaneous intercourse with"America must not be left dependent upon the chances of a single cable or a particular route. We must tie the Continents together by many bonds of union, following different channels and terminating at different points. No casual accident, no local disturbance, and not even any political perturbation, must be allowed to interrupt the free and regular interchange of intelligence when once established across the broad Atlantic " An attempt at suicide in the Fourth District was attended with some of the drollest incidents we ever heard of: A big, stout German, named Anthony Behler, a cottontier at one of the up-town cotton presses, having been afflicted with the <red monkeys/ alias delirium tremens, for the last week or so, concluded to "shuffle of this mortal coil." Going into the shoemaker's shop of his bronn -TnorrnVn no ofroaf Koftvoon ^uv* ?**?! v? wwv^/uiuv iTVi Wij MWW?I VVM Annunciation and Chippewa, he seized a shoemaker's knife, returned to the front door step, and there slashed at his throat.? He then ran back into the shop, and when the neighbors, who had seen his bloody act, rushed in front of the door to see him, he had taken a bottle of wine, rammed the neck of the bottle into the bole of bis throat, and stood up composedly and let the wine gurgel in as the blood trickled out! This may seem incredible, but it is vouched for by the different witnesses. It was almost as odd a proceeding as that of St. Denis, who, according to a faithful Irish historian, kissed his own head after it had been chopped off! The unhappy victim of intempemance, it subsequently appeared, had not cut his jugular vein, but had still cut his throat very badly; it was stated to us that his windpipe must have been cut. It was uncertain whether he would recover or die.?iV. 0. Cresent. C j\t Jorfiljilk (feqnkt edited by SAai'Xi W. MELTOKT. YORKVILLEj S. C. THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOMBER 21, 1858. OUR MEMBERS. Correspondents will address Col. R. G. McCaw our Senator, and Messrs. Edwabd Moobe and A S. Wallace, at Yorkville ; Daniel Williams, a Rock mil; and William C. Black, at Harmony A LARGE RED-ISH. We have received from Mr. B. P. Boyd, Bnrsai " ' 1 A*-!- ?Uea fKa lnrfTPQl of the Military ecnooi. in iui? ~.0~ radish we hare seen the present season. It meas ures 12J- inches in length, 10 in circumference, anc weighs one ponnd and a half. Who can beet it! THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN. We see by the issue of the Guardian of yesterday, that the establishment has been purchased by Mr. C. P. Pelham, formerly a Professor it the South Carolina College, and well-known tc many of our citizens. Mr. Pelham has retained the services of Capt. W. B. Johnson in the editorial department. HON. W. W. BOYCE. In making up the election returns last week, we omitted to state the vote cast for our Representative, Hon. W. W. Boyck. We have since ascertained the number, and out of 1855 votes polled, he reoeived 1289. There being no opposition, * * 1 4 _ * ? A ?? J 11*WA1 1, /Irtno [ many voters neglected to exieuu mc which all in sentiment heartily accord to him. RELIGIOUS NOTICE. We have been requested by Rev. J. W. Kelly, the Presiding Elder of the Shelby District, tc state that the 4th Quarterly meeting of the Methodist Church, for the Yorkville Station, will embrace the Second Sunday in November. Tht meeting will commence on the Friday morning previous, at 11 o'clock. On the third Sunday ir November, the Presiding Elder expects to preact at Rock Hill. YELLOW FEVER. We observe by a telegraphic despatch to the Columbia Guardian of Monday, that the Board ol health report forty deaths from Yellow Fever it Charleston, for the week, including Saturday last. The Charleston Mercury says that white frosl was observed on Friday morning last in the vicinity of Summerville, and that it probably prevailed throughout the entire lower country. In the course of eight or ten days, we think our people need have no fear in visiting Charleston. COURT WEEK. We publish in this issue the Reports of the several Boards of Commissioners and the Indian Agent, made to the Fall Term of our Court. Our people will find it profitable to give to them a careful perusal. In commenting upon the Reports, and especially upon the several presentments by the Grand Jury of parties guilty of transgressing the license lew, his Honor, Judge Wardlaw, took occasion to pronounce in favor of license, and even questioned the power of the Board to withhold the license when application is properly made. To paraphrase a little, he doubted the propriety, as well as the legality, of restraining men from drugging their neighbors with rot-gut, transforming- them into brutes, and destroying the peace, good order and prosperity of the community. We have not the Statute at hand; and if we had, we could not presume to argue with his Honor upon a question of Law.?Rat we ran reo-rat that Judge WaBDLAW would thus throw the weight of his high ooaraoier and undoubted influence on the side of the enemies of moral reform and Christian progress. In York District, T here the abolition of the license system has done so much to elevate and purify the public tone and cleanse the public morals, such an opinion, from such a source, falls like a thunder-bolt. And we are forced, by the pressure of public opinion, to utter a solemn protest against it. We think that Lis Honor mistakes in the assumption upon which his remarks were based? that the remedy adopted by the Commissioners has not diminished the evil; and upon this point we are sure that the number of prosecutions for retailing without license, does not furnish a proper criterion ftfr judgment. Heretofore, men have retailed without license with impunity, public opin ion not having reached the point which made it creditable to bring such offenders to justice. Now, an efficient temperance police has been organized throughout the District, and their efforts have proved, not that more liqnor is sold without license, but that more men who sell are made to face the music. The evil cannot be cured in a day ; and these presentments merely furnish the evidence that a cure xcill be effected. The crime is not so frequent; but, simply, a larger number of the offenders are brought to light. Does the reform increase the size of the Session's Docket ? This seems to be the pith of the objection to it. We would like to compare one year th? other. Two convictions were haffdurine the last Term ; with one, liquor had nothing to do?indeed, "the gray mare was the better horse;" 1 the other was the direct result of the illicit retailing presented by the Grand Jury. We have now on j the docket no cases for assault and battery, no | affrays, no riots, no larcenies, no gambling, no j crimes to punUh which are the result of drunken1 ness, brawlings, midnight revellings and the like. And is it not better that for a year or two our Docket should be loaded down with prosecutions for this infernal traffic in liquid-poison, than that year after year, the time of our Courts should be consumed, the publio peace and good order destroyed, and the character of the District compromised, by trials for every sort of crime known to the criminal records of the country ? We think so; so the people of York District think ; and so, we trust, his Honor will think, upon a more mature reflection and upon a more intimate acquaintance with the real facts in he premises. In making these comments, we design no reflec tion upon his Honor's purity of motive; and n< l one would be farther from exhibiting towards hiir any, the slightest, want of respect. On the contrary, we entertain for Judge Wardlaw, as a profound jurist and scholarly gentleman, the verj highest regard. And we regret that any occasiot should demand it of us to call in question anj opinion he may deem it proper to express. The only case of general interest was that ol "Jno. G. Moore vs. Jos. M. Smith." This wasai j action of Trover, for negro girl Jiaitnaa. ' years ago, Dr. John G. Moore removed from thi: District, and settled in Alabama, leaving brother: , and sisters, and a considerable personal and rea estate in the hands of an agent. Very eoon after ' wards, his relatives lost sight of him, and nl though diligent enquiries were mado for some tei ' or eleven years, he could not be heard from.? j Tbey believed him to be dead, and so the law pre i sumed. Accordingly, some ten years after thi period at which he was last heard from, adminis tration on his estate was granted, and the proper ; ty was divided amongst his brothers and sister [ by distribution. Jacob A. Moore, of Texas, sine: dead, received the girl .Valinda as a part of hi I share, and through his agent here sold her to th< ! Defendant, for a sound price. Year before last I Dr. John G. Moore came to life again! and madi ! it appear that he had undoubtedly been living ii I Alabama, all the while. He made settlements, wi I believe, with his brothers and sisters, obtaining possession of his property again, excepting the 1 ^ portion allotted to Jacob A. Moorj, of Texas.? ' For a portion of this share?the girl, Malinda? i he brought his action against Joseph M. Smith. < The whole case turned upon the point whether i the decree of the Court of Ordinary, unrevoked, * should be sustained and John G. Moore declared ' to be dead, nolens volens?whether the letters of administration granted upon this presumption of law : should be valid to protect the administrators and purchasers claiming under them; or whether the | ' appearance of Moore exercised a retro-active in- ( ' fluence, vitiating the entire proceeding, and reu- t 1 dering the Letters of Administrat ion void from (he , ' beginning. ^ The case is an entirely new one in this State, , r and the correct decision of it becomes a matter ( t of extreme importance. It was ably and elabo- ( rately argued by C. D. Melton and W. B. Wilson, j 1 Esars.. for the Defendant, and 0. W. Williams, j ? Esq., for the Plaintiff. Under decided and pointed , instructions from the Court, the J ury found for j the Plaintiff. Of course an appeal lias been taken. , I In another ca.^e, involving a point not decided | heretofore, Judge Warolaw held that when, pend( ing the suit, a minor becomes of age, the "next ( I friend" coases, dr facto, to be a party, and the li- j ability for costs rests upon the quondam minor t solely. The Court adjourned Saturday afternoon. , THE ELECTIONS. ( Our Publisher has compiled a statement of the 1 elections for members of the Lejjislature, held, 1 last week, throughout the State. J It is worthy of remark that, with but two or three exceptions, the elections for Senator hare resulted in the choice of new men. While we regret the defeat, here and there, of an able legislator, we must rejoice at the general result. It inr dicates, we think, a desire to modify, in some sort, < ? the very conservative character of t he Senate, and * render it an efficient coadjutor in the much-needed . work of legislation. We are sadly in need of ] > such a change. Heretofore, the House of Reprc- < I sents.tives has recognized the necessity of reform ' i in many particulars, and measures, prompted by , i a wisely progressive spirit, have passed that body i and gone to the Senate for concurrence. But J before that august assemblage, they have fallen . "amongst the rubbish of the temple;" and have < r been heard of no more, until the House, expending ( ! time and treasure, year after year^has searched them out again and again, to undergo the same ] . farcical process. It is time that such things < should cease; and, therefore, we rejoice at the J I infusion of a portion of the progressive element , into the essentially old-fogy constitution of the , Senate. Our hopes are high ; for, our word for it, the next winter's legislation will produce at least ont law conducive to the well-being of the State. Among the list, we must tak% the liberty of pointing out the name of Josiiua H. Hudson, Esq., of Marlborough District. He was a Chester boy, once?our friends down there know him ; we entered College together, both alike almost unfriended, without guide, compass or star; roommates, hand-in-hand we trrvn^the thing out; paid the fiddler after the frolick broke up; and?went on the way rejoicing! But here's the difference: He searched out a "gude wife" instanter, while we delayed this indispensable acquisition for an agt; hence, he is in the Legislature, and we are "just a common citizen." Much, very uuich good fortune attend him. Marlboro' has honored her adopted son; and in turn, we vouch for it, he will reflect all the honor back in gathered, brighter rays. Perhaps we should keep such chit-chat to ourselfi But, when together we have struggled along ts-1LrLarnuaa, mulrinpr aup 1 ^ pathway almost in common; and when, looking forward and upward, we see our fellow-traveller clambering bravely up the height, above the deserf and the forest and the storm, where the sun shines perennially?haven't we the right to stop, though knee-deep in mud and mire, pull off our hat, and go to cheering as lustily as our lungs will let us ? We nhnll do it, though our feet never touch a spot of dry ground on earth! 1 We mightmention other names?James Fabbow, 1 of Spartanburg; Chris. IT. Suber, of Newberry; J. Hampden Brooks, of Edgefield; E. 8rann 1 Hammond, of Barnwell; C. H. Simonton, of Charleston: Charles P. Townsknd, of Marlboro'; and several others, young men known to us of * old, at whose good luck we have set up a Bpecial * rejoicing. Indeed, the result generally is gratify- 8 ing. Several able men have been left out of the 1 Charleston delegation?men who added greatly to ^ the character of the House; but, upon the whole, e we think the next Legislature will prove to be a r working, efficient, talented body. 8 a MERE-MENTION. t Mr. Joseph H. Postell, a native of York Dis- b trict, has been elected Judge of the Probate Court a of Madison county, Miss., by a handsome majority, a The United States Agricultural Fnir is to be f held in Richmond, Va., on the 25th inst. b At the Amesbury, Mass., Agricultural Fair, an s object of interest was the chair made use of by r Daniel Webster's mother, when a youDg lady, e and it was kept in her father's pew in the first a meeting house built at the west parish, in Sulis- c bury. The Synod of South Carolina will meet in the town of Sumter on the 26th instant. The Government is in receipt of the proposition of c -the Society Islanders for annexation to the Union, d It is stated in diplomatic circles that the proposi v tion came through the French Minister, which is r not improbable. The subject will be maturely s ' considered by the Cabinet, as American commerce d 1 has long felt the necessity of some harbor mid- ^ way of the Pacific. The only difficulty in the way j of annexation is the necessity of protection in case s of war. At the agricultural fair at ifrooK- c ' villc, Indiana, on the 22d ult., a tomatoe plant 9 thirteen feet high was exhibited, from the first i three feet of which, it is stated, a bushel of tomatoa t ' had been gathered. Some tomatos, that. A t piece of petrified wood, with a screw porfectly i ' formed in it, was recently found 159 feet below j the surfaco of the earth, near Panola, Miss. It ? " was imbedded in what appeared to have been a ? ' block of hickory wood, twelve or fifteen inches 1 1 square. The Scientific American says lockjaw < ' in horses can be cured by wrapping them in blan- J " kets which have been wrung out of water of two < 7 hundred degrees temperature. Jas. Boon*, 1 1 aged eighty-five years, an intimate of the poor- < 7 house at Kingston, Lenoir county, North Carolina, i with his family, consisting of a wife and three i f children, it is said, has inherited a handsome esi tate amounting to $150,000, and no mistake. 1 T From and after to-morrow, until the first of No- < s vember, the headquarters of his Excellency Gov. i 3 Allston, will be at Columbia.* Theeditorof < 1 the Camden Journal learns, that tho health of ' - Bishop Davis has been much improved by his ' - j European trip. Dermot Dempsey, the weal- ' l | thicst man in Macon, Georgia, died last week. In 1 - his will he gives his two children, each, ?2,500, J - atd the Catholic church of that city, $495,000. 1 9 A Havana correspondent states that the ( - Spanish Government is about to take the proposed j( - submarine telegraph cable into its own hands, giv- j1 ? ing out the providing and laying of the cable by j1 t contract. The New York and Boston dentists 1 s ate daily pulling teeth by electricity. The opera- ;1 9 tion was shocking enough before. A letter 1 ? from the University of Virginia 6ays there are ( 3 already 500 students there, with a fair prospect i of reaching seven hundred. At a recent s term of the Circuit Court of Jefferson coun- ( 5 ty, Indiana, sixteen married people were tamed \ loose to marry again, that is if tboy can. Des Moines is to be the capital of Iowa hereafter, instead of Dubuque. Two students have been expelled from the University of North Carolinarfor fighting a duel. It has been suggested that the tail of the comet is caused by the dust it kicksi up in travelling. THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT. Our friend, Capt. F. H. Simril, has kindly placed upon our table Mnj. Hill's recent work? i disquisition upon that sublime code of ethics, eur Lord's Sermon on the Mount. Upon such a noble theme, a writer could not be dull or commonplace ; and as far as we have read, Maj. IIill proves himself fully equal to his task. We notice more than one inaccuracy of expression?eviden :es otnasty writing: ior instance, uic . >f tbe term "illustrious" to onr Lord, when in the j following page, the "illustrious Webster" is spoken of: hut these detract nothing from the genuine value of the work, and will not present it 'rom wo rking its way into the esteem of every one, ivhose walk is in accordance with that perfect sya:cm of morality left to his people by God himself. Capt. Simbil has several copies on hand!, which, >f course, will bo sold at cost. Maj. Hill's 'riends, and others, will find it a valuable addition :o the "book case." We append notices from the Southern Prtsbylt tan, published in Charleston, and from the Philalelphia Presbyterian, both commending the [work n the highest terms. Their opinions are worth nore than ours: V Consideration or tiik Sermon on the Mount. By Mijor D. II. Hill, Professor of Mathematics in Davidson College, North Carolina. Philadelphia: Wm. 8., and Alfred Martien. 1858. 282 piges. 12mo. This neat volume is touchingly dedicated "to :he memory of Morrison and Willie Hill; with the prayerful hope that this little book may do some )f that |;ood which their fond parents had hoped ihat they would have done had they been spared to labour in the vineyard of the Lord." It is entitled a Consideration of the Sermon on the Mount, a title perhaps as appropriate as any that jould bo found. It is a medium between a purely jxegetical treatment of the text, and a series of methodical lectures upon it; being a sort of free exposition, taking a wider range in its illustrations ind application of principles than the mere expositor or lecturer would have been likely to embrace, ifet much attention is given to tbe logical connection of the parts ; one object of the author being to show that "it is the most masterly specimen in my lan guage, of close, compact reasoni ng,?the ivhole sermon being made up of conne<y;d parts, is mathematically arranged as tiny proposition of Euclid or McLaurin, or any demonstration by 3arnier or La Grange." As an exposition, it is - ' - ? 1 1. jaretully Studied, 11DU 1U gcucrui, UVUU'I I nunc, if course there is not the minute criticism of a pro'essed commentary. From this are deduced and leveloped the great ethical and religious principles contained in the discourss; and these are liscussed in their varied applica tion to individuals md communities. As a whole, it is fertile in bought, and vigorous in style. To the divine, it will be interesting, as the product of a layman iommenting upon Scripture?a Mathematician heologizing; to all, it will be instructing and idifying. We commend the book to the attention of all ntelligent students of the Scriptures ; and the eximple of the author to our many pious laymen, vho are abuudantly qualified tc edify their brethren by the pen. Sermon on the Mount.?In our book notices ve gave a brief but favorable opinion of a book ecently published by William S. & Alfred Marien, entitled, A Consideration of the Sermon on the Vaunt, by Major D. H. Hill. A more careful perlsal of the-volume induces us to express more cmihntically our high opinion of its excellent tone ind execution. Disconnected from any name, it s a book which will stand on its own merits; but t unquestionably has a deeper interest as the proluction of one whose education was military, and vho distinguished himself in all the principle batles of the Mexican war, and was several times irevetted for his conduct; but of one whose love or peaceful pursuits has induced him to lay aside he ambitious aspirings of the seccessful soldier, Lnd dAooandiog from bis professor's chair, to disburse with bis fellow men on the rich- truths of >f the gospel as he has found and experienced them n the inevitable teachings of Jesus. We cordialy commend the book.? Philaddphia Presbyterian. For the Yorkville Enquirer. "A TRIP OUT WEST." Having despatched the walk and the ride in the wo previous numbers, let us make a note of the reurn. "Breathes there a man with soul so dead" , -there now, if my life vrere the forfeit, I could lot call up the remainder of Bcott's off. repeated ines from the "Lay of the last Minstrel." If my , liability to uttor the whole passage should be eseemed proof positive of the "d eadlines^ of soul," should have to die "unwept, unhonored and un- j ung." All poetry?blank or otherwise?aside, , t is natural and unavoidable for one as he turns its face homeward, to realize n buoyancy and en- i rgy of spirits not common even to the most he- i oic or sanguine sonls.. There are those, to be i ure, who may be strangers to the feelings above Uuded to?those who have no homes; or having i hem, have lived to be unworthy of them, or have, i iy neglect, or by crime, rendered them devoid of ,11 proper domestic attraction, But you will not i ccuse, or suspect me to be of the isolated and i orlorn company, who neither have, nor love their 1 tomes; for though I am an itinerant, and am ab- < ent on duty more than ball' my time, yet my everence for the home of my youth it abiding, i ven increases, and my delight in my own parson- 1 gt home is more than cairn und constant?it is i onstrainiog and exquisite. i More than 150 of us had been absent five weeks i -absent from our chosen fields of labor ; absent, 'Imott every one of us, from our fami lies?for I ] lon't remember but two bachelors all told, who rere there; and for that, and may be for other | easons, they should not have been there. An ab- | ence so protracted amid scenes new and exciting, levoted to labors complex and exhausting, was ] veil fitted to induce a spirit of anxiety for the ad- , ournment. On Friday of the 4th week, Frofes- j or Shipp, of our delegation, moved to fix the day , if adjournment, and the 1st day of June was loon settled upon, and then small and large craft < vere seen turning toward the shore. Windy, ] vordy men were below par?the previous quesion was put in requisition, and the Bishops and w.-i-o nnlhnrii.iul jrfleet the most im ;CV?V-It??*vu nv.w lortant items of business before the Conference, snd keep them before onr notice, so that completeless and consistency might bo given to our legisation. Then you could see the value of having he right man at the head of u Committee. Then pou could see the difference in chairmanship of >ur Bishops. Then you could see and feel the falue of few words in reports, and much interchange of opinion" in Committee and in private; ind then the real leaden of the body were seen, recognized and followed. A large working majority were on hand to the ast. On Monday, 31st May, it was felt that we could get through that day with afternoon and aigkt sessions. We all desired to have one night session in the noble hall, within and around which all the paraphernalia of gas lights were to be seen i.n tasteful and rich profusion. Our Tennessee brethren, the attentive sextons, and the citizens generally, were also anxious for the scene.? [t was so ordered. Tea at a late hour, in connection with a walk round by the Publishing [louse, in company with & room mate, made iae a quarter of an hour behind fcme. It was an advantage as to the opportunity it afforded of looking in npon a scene at once impressive and full of thrilling inspiration. Opening the noiseless door snd stepping hurriedly in, I was arrested and iwed by the scene. Bishop Pierce was in the chair, or rather was standing as chairman?coat buttoned, and gavel in hand, sweeping the house with the eagle-glance of his/t'erci'wy, e ver wakeful Byes. The floor was full to repletion, the spacious ptnd convenient galleries were crowded withNaeh ville's fair women, attended by a sufficient quota of attentive and ready gentlemen. A hundred gas burners flooded every square inch with soft and beautiful light, and the hum of voices was not, as usual, to be heard. But spacious ball, brilliant lights, and variegated assembly, were even not the soul or the charm of the hour. Really, these items were in place, and bore their part, but 'twas the human voice, ringing out in tones of melody and power, accompanied with flashing eyes, speaking face, and graceful movements ; such as few men can furnish in better form or greater beauty, that Dr. L. D. Hueston?a Kentuckian?a western orator of finest mould ; calm and quiet ordinarily, but rising with his theme and equal to the occasion, he held tho vast assembly in rapt attention as he dis coursed of Sabbath Schools ami early influence, and religious youth and their connection with the future glories of our common oountry. He stood just before the Secretary's desk, and with honest, earnest, fearful and tearful persuasion, he entreated the General Conference to provide a general Secretory to supervise that interest, and concentrate a denominational feeling and purpose, which should lead us up to the commanding positiou in shaping the destinies of American religion, which our economy, our members and our pretensions made it imperious upon us to occupy. lie was successful, and Dr. Charles Taylor of the South Carolina Conference, was elected, and is now on a Western tour, and as was fitting, made his official debut at the Kentucky Conference, the home of the eloquent editor of the Home Circle. When Dr. Ilueston had finisheJ his brief but telling speech, Dr. Doggett of Virginia, former Editor of our Quarterly, endorsed his leading views and their object; and per contra, Dr. Harris?Memphis Comference and brother of the Govornor ol Tenn.?in stern and emphatic terms?not ontprinciple but as to policy. He was against multiplying federal agencies and Secretaryships. Then followed Dr. Lovick Pierce?father of the Bishop ?in favor of Dr. H's plan, and the rote was taken and the measure carried easily, much to the surprise of many, even of its friends. Other business was rapidly dispatched under the admirable management of the standing Chairman, and some half hour after high twelve, the secretaries announced the journals ready for the Bishop's signatures. Then an elderly member moved thai we adjourn with singing and prayer, which beiug acceeded to, Bishop Paine made a brief addrese to the body and? ' Praise God from whem all blessings flow," rang out in solemn, grand tones to "old hundredth," and Bishop Pierce said, "father, pray!" ?and his venerable sire kneeled down and prayed as Paul did when he bid a weeping farewell to the elders of Ephesus, who had met him in Conference at Miletus, as he journeyed to Jerusalem; and thus we were ready for return. Mr. Editor:?One or two more numbers will, I dare say, end my scribbling, on this topic at least, and doubtless on all, unless you can give me a text. I see tho Courier has been making extracts and for a reason, in its controversy with the Mercury on the slave trade. If the knights of the Mercury get after me you must defend me to the last ditch. J. W. KELLY. NEW YORK CORRESPONDENCE. New Yobk, October 15, 1858. The two and a half acres of ground lately covered by the largest building on the Western Continent, the Crystal Palace, is now buried beneath the ruins and rubbish of that fairy fabric. Under all lies the consumed hopes of many poor mechanics, who had spent days and nights of toil to produce the beautiful models there destroyed.? Visitors who flocked to the Palace when in its fullest tide of success, who looked upon it as a bright and fairy castle chained to earth, would not now recognize the glorious vision reduced to a heap of iron, broken and melted glass and cinders. A very small portion of valuables have been recovered from the ruins which are being rapidly cleared away. As soon as the eighteen thousand tons of iron used in its construction are removed, nothing but a blank space will be left to remind us of the famous Crystal Palace and its recollections. The Quarantine grounds are still occupied and guarded by the military, who are regularly encamped according to the rules of war. The buildings have been burned, and now vessels are no longer detained in Quarantine, except for slight fumigation, but still an armed force is kept to overawe the people. The Governor appears determined to carry out his purpose of locating Quarantine at Staten Island, in spite of all remonstrances. New buildings have been ordered, and consequently the difficulties are not yet ended. Lola Montez is again in the field, this time for the poor against the C'crgy or a fragment thereof. She volunteered a lecture for the purpose of * *? 1 - tn vnVuiMInff n r>Vinrr*Vi fnr raising runus 10 aaaiai. iu i?v?u<.>ue ? ... the poor, a laudable object when it is taken into consideration that the poor have little chance to hear the gospel preached. The minister of the church in question gladly accepted the offer.? For his temerity, his Bishop rated him severely, thereby reflecting on the morals of the Countess. The lioness was aroused, the lecture was delivered, and the Bishop read a lesson, ia the papers and out, which will do him and his kind the remainder of their lives. The crew of the slaver Ilaidee are still on trial, but nothing has been elicited except that the ship was built where abolitionists shriek and Puritan 3awbone9 lay down morals for the rest of mankind to sail by into their contracted haven. The British Ship Valorous, of Atlantic Cable fame, arrived yesterday with 42 of the passengers of the ill-fated steamship Austria. One of them reports the Austria's Captain asleep at the time of the accident, and hence may be presumed his want of presence of mind in the fearfnl moment of trial. The Valorous- will take Sir Gore Ouseley, British Minister, to Nicaragua, where he goes to negotiate in reference to the Transit Route. The frigate Sabine, the flagship of the Paraguay Squadron is ready to sail with the American commissioner, to South America. She will sail tomorrow, the day set for her departure. The Atlantic Telegraph is still unable to work satisfactorily. The electricians differ about the continuity just enough to demonstrate that they know nothing at all about it, except that it is very imperfect and signals passed, if passed at all, ??? ???? riiffionltfr. The nroiect of laying WIIU VCljr J . 4 _ a new cable is being debated on the other side of the water. The success of the present enterprise may be set clown at about 65 per cent, discount. The political pot begins to boil furiously in this State and City. The opposition stock is above par at the result of the recent elections in Pennsylvania. One hundred rounds of burnt gun-powder measured the intensity of the opposition rejoicings. The Republicans and Americans have partly fused, making division enough for a Democratic victory in November. The Herald has nominated no less than three candidates for 1860. Fremont came first, then followed Cameron, and now we have Gen. Scott as the fusion's ohoice, all of whom Bennett is thoroughly capable of killing with kindness, such as it is. The wire-pullers and log-rollers are hard at work ; tricks and dodges are the order of the day. SETH. Congressional Election. Returns from the several Congressional districts show that Messrs. Bonhnm, Boyoe, Keitt, McQueen, and Miles have been returned by very complimentary votes. In Col. Orr's district, the following, from a well advised source, is the result : J. D. Asbmore. T. 0. P. Vernon. Pickens 1,492 632 Anderson 2,155 242 Greenville 1,902 67 Spartanburg 752 2,698 Union 904 788 7,205 4,924 Majority for Col. Ashmore.... 2,281 Election Returns. Abbeville.?Representatives: S. McGowan, H. i ' H. Harper, Thomas Thomson, J. N. Cochran, Dr. J. J. Wardlavr. 1 'Anderson.?Senator: J. W. narrison. Representatives: H. R. Vandiver, J. T. Broyles, J. Ij. " Shanklin, S. M. Wilkes. All Saints.?Senator: Charles Alston, jr. Rep resentative: Peter Vaught, 8en. Barmcell.?Representatives: II. Hamraod, J. 1 J. Ryan, A. P. Aldrich, D. II. Rice. Cheater.?Representatives: W. T. Gil in ore, J. 1 S. Wilson, S. Wade Douglas. Clarendon.?Senator: Col. Richard I. Manning. Representatives: J. P. Richardson, Jr., W. J. McFaddeo. Christ Church Parish.?Representative : Elias 1 Venning. Chesterfield.?Senator: James W. Blakeney.? 1 /Jepresentntives: John A. Inglis, Allen R. Mac- ' farlane. Darlington.?Representatives: T. P. Lide, J. E. Byrd. , Edgefield.?Senator: Jas. P. Carroll. Bepre*. sentatives: J. Hamden Brooks, John Quattlebum, Abram Jones, James Tomkins, A. L. Dearing, W. < W. Adams. 1 Fairfield.?Representatives : Ilenry C. Davis, J R. B. Boylston, J. B. McCants. ( Greenville.?J. W. Stokes, J. M. Sullivan, B. ' F. Perry, H. W. Campbell. 1 Georgetown.?Senator: 15. H. Wilson. Representatives: It. Dozier, J. H. Read, Jr., J. H. Tucker, Jr. Kershaw.?Representatives: W. M. Shannon, i A. H. Boykio. j i Lancaster.?Representatives : J. Williams, G. ' E. Rutledge. 1 Lexington.?Representatives: J. C. Hope, Dr. < r G. MulLr. 1 Laurens.?Senator: James H. Irby. Representatives: S. J. Craiz. W. D. Simpson, John A. Metts, James H. Ware. Marion.?Representatives: R. C. Howard, W. ! S. Mullins, Evans. ' Marlborough.?Senator: Charles Irby. Repre* i sentatives: C. P. Townsend, J. H. Hudson. . Newberry.?Representatives: J. H. Williams, C. H. 8uber, L. J. Jones. ' Pickens.?Senator: Elam Sharpe. Represen, tatives: George R. Cherry, Robert Maxwell, A. J. Anderson. Richland.?Senator: Wade Hampton. Repre- j i septativcs: W. n. Talley, J. P. Adams, W. Wal- ' i lace, A. J. Green. Spartanburgh.?Senator: Gabriel Cannon.? 1 Representatives: 0. E. Edwards, B. F. Kilgore, 1 J. W. Miller, W. M. Foster, James Farrow. Sumter.?Senator: F. J. Moses. Representai tires: J. D. BlaDding, T. B. Fraser, R. L. Hcriot. St. Matlhetci.?Sen&lor: 0. M. Dantzler. Rep1 resentative: Dr. J. A. Keller. St. Andrews.?Representative: James M. Mi- 1 i kell. St. John's Berkley.?Senator: J. Sandford Barker. Representative: Philip C. Kirk. I St. John's Colleton.?8enator: Edward B. Bryi nn. Representatives: E. C. Wbaley, William Edings. St. George's Dorchester.?Senator: E.Brownlee. Representative : Thomas S. Sistrnnk. St. Phillips aad St. Michaels.?Senator: JT. D. Lessesne Representatives: T. Y. Simons, F. D. Richardson, D. Ramsay, F. Lanneau, H. Buist, i ? ? ? < r vrr ? ii r? ur o C. H. Simonion, ii. nr. oprau, rv. it. ocymuur, 1 M. P. O'Connor, J. J. Lucas, C. 0. Memminger, i R. S. Duryea, William Whaley, R. Yeadon, H. L. Pinckncy, jr., J. Johnson, E. M. Whiting, James Simons. St Stephen's Parish.?Representative: Philip E. Porcher. ; St. Bartholomews.?Senator: O'Bryan. Representatives: D. L. Smith, 0. P. Williams, Dr. Charles Pinckney. St. James Goose Creek.?Representative: J. i C. McKewD. , St. Thomas and St. Dennis.?Senator: Dr. L K. Fnrman. Representative: B. J. Johnson. 1 St. Paul's.?Representative : J. C. Whaley. Union.?Representatives: Robert Beatty, J. M. Gadberry, W. Jeffries. Williamsburg.?Senator: S. J. Montgomery.? Representatives: J. G. Pressley, M. M. Belser, , James McCntchen. York.?Representatives: Daniel Williams, Edward More, W. C. Black, A. S. Wallace. I Columbia Market. . OCTOBKB 18. > Cotton.?During the past week, our market has , been laboring under a regular decline, owing to advices received from all American ports, but at 1 the same time buyers have met sellers steadily, at the decline of each day. We report sales for the f week, 1,274 bales, at extremes from 9?@11 J cts. Country Bacon.?None in market. Flour? The supply large. Demand limited, prices ranging from $2.50?$2.7o 98 lbs. i Lard.?Choice artiole scarce. Still freely com. mantling 12 cents. Corn.?Good supply at from 70@75 cents 1 bushel. ? Cow Peas.?There is a good supply, at prices i from 80@85 cents bushel. Oats.?None in market. YARKVILLE PRICES CIRREYT. CORRECTED BY THOMAS S. JEFFERYS. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 868. GROCERY MARKET. APPLES, dried, bush ? green, bush ? ... BAGGING, Gunny, yd 18 ? 19 BALE ROPE, $ lb II ? 13J COFFEE, Rio, ft lb 13 ? 14 4 CANDLES, Sperm, lb 50 ? 62 Adamant. ^ lb 25 ? 30 MACKEREL, No. 1, bbl ? No. 2, ^ bbl ? No. 3, bbl ? 12 00 Kitt i 75 @ 8 50 MOLASSES, N. 0., gallon.. 60 ? 65 Muscovado, %1 gal ? 50 Cuba, ^ gallon,.... 40 ? 45 NAILS, cut, lb keg ? 5* RICE, $ bushel, @ 4 00* SUGAR, Brown, lb 10 ? 124 Refined $ lb 13 ? 16f SALT. W sack ? 2 00 I YARN, bunch 1 20 ? 1 80 PRODUCE MARKET. PRICE!l tPOX. WA00NS. BACON, Hams, $ lb @ 184 ' Hog round, lb ? 11J Sides, lb ? 13 Shonlders, lb ? 10 BUTTER, 3) lb 12} ? 15 BEEF, V lb 6} ? 7 BEESWAX, ^ lb 16 ? 17 COTTON, %} lb 9J ? 10} CORN, W bush ? 55 CHICKENS, each, 10 ? 12} EGGS, ? doz 8 ? 10 FEATHERS, lb 80 ? 83 FLOUR, ? bbl 4 25 ? 4 50 sack of 100 lbs ? 2 25 FODDER, 3? 100 On. ? 70 LARD, ^ lb .tn U ? 12 MEAL, ^ bushel ? 55 OATS, bushel ? 40 PORK, ? lb 64 ? 7 PEACHES, dried, bushel ? PEAS, ^ bushel, ? TALLOW, lb 10 ? 12J WHEAT, V bu8hel 76 @ 85" WOOL, ^ lb 25 ?r 28* Cotton.?For the past three days, there haa been very little cotton selling. Owing to the heavy decline in prices, planters are withholding from the market. Prices have declined nearly one cent per pound Bince this time last week. We quote extremes from 9} to 10}. CHARLESTON PRICES CURRENT, i CORRECTED WEEKLY BY J. A. ESTES & CO. 1 TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 18M. GROCERY MARKET. BAGGING, Gunny, ft yd ? 16 BALE ROPE, ft lb 7J @ 11 COFFEE, Rio, ft lb 11 @ 12 CANDLES, Adamantine, ft lb. 20 @ 82 MACKEREL, No. 1. ft bbl @ 14 60 No. 2. ft. bbl....18 25 @ 14 00 No. 3. lb. bbl.... 9 00 ? 9 60 MOLASSES, N. 0., ft gal 45 ? 47 Cuba $ gal... 28 @ 80 RICE, ft 100 lbs 2 75 @ 8 50 SUGAR, Brown, ft lb 8 ? 11 SALT, ft sack 80 ? 95 i PRODUCE MARKET. ] BACON, Hams ft lb 10. ? 15 Sides ft lb 9J ? 10 Shoulders, ft lb "I @ 8 CORN, ft bushel...in sacks.... 78 ? 80 FLOUR, ft barrel ? 5 60 ft sack of 100 lbs, @ 2 75 POTATOES?Irish?ft barrel. ... @ ... ! WHEAT, prime red, ft bu 1 05 ? 1 12 ! Prime White, ft bush. 1 10 ? 1 20 j B&. The above are the retail prioes. James A. Estxs & Co., will take pleasure in filling orders for "Family Supplies," at a Commission of 2} ] I per cent. ( 15jr SStcbncsbitg (?bntiit?'s Utail. LATEST NBWS. Columbia Marked OcTOBRR 20. The. cotton market presented, about the same ippearance yesterday, as jt has for several days past. One hundred hales were sold, at previous ntes. *? Charlotte Market. We make but few alterations in prices this week. Cotton is down, and we quote 10 to 10? as the uling prices." Last week the article sold at 11J, >ut owing to a decline in Charleston, figures here vere reduced towards the close of the week. 821 lales were sola in this maricet last weea. Charlotte Democrat, 19th in?t. Chtrltiton Market. Chabi.k3TO*, October 19. There was a very good demand for cotton toiny, bat the heavy transactions of Saturday had pretty well cleared the sample boxes of sellers, ind there was consequently some interruption to iperations. The sales, notwithstanding, reached . upwards of 1 ,f>00 bales, at about former prices, lamely, 9 a 12c. ': ? New York Market. Nsw York, Oetober J8. The sales of cotton to-day are 1,000 bales, clo* ling quiet. Rates in flour are nearly supported, n sales of 11,500 barrels. Wheat is also heavy, ind sales are reported 17.000 bushels. In corn die transactions are 42,000 bushels, and the last prices are scarcely accorded. Dinner to Gov. Hammond. The citizens of Barnwell are to give a dinner to Senator Hammond, on the 29th instant, to which :he people of the Third Congressional District are nvited.?Carolinian. w?mmmmmmmrnmmmm?mmmmmmm $50 REWARD. STOLEN from the subscriber on 8unday night last, a LARGE BAY HORSE, about 8 years old, and 16 hands high. On bis left shoulder-blade he once received a flesh-wound, and the matks of the stitches are still visible. It is balieved that the said horse was stolen by a man who calls himself MORE LAN MITCHELL, aliat, COLLIN, and who will probably pass by other names. Said MITCHELL recently resided near Fort ilills, York District, S. C. He formerly had a residence in the Penitentiary at Milledgeville, Ga., and a reward of $100 ia offered for his delivery there, or $75 for his confinement in any jail where he can be had. I will pay $50 for his apprehension if the horse is found in his possession, before he is reeommited n ill a Dahi tnntin f? 2a lltaaaUt La * 11 .it. ? 4 IV IU6 A vullVUitai J XV IB UiV?KUV uo will UiCUiyt to reach 8evier county, Tennessee. Said MITCHELL, or COLLIN, is 45 or 60 years of age?tolerably heavy bnilt?dark complexion, and has something of a down oast look. HENRY J. CULP. Landsford, Chester, 8. C. Oct 21 42 8t rpOBACCO AND SEGARS.?A large JL lot of TOBACCO and SEGARS, now in store and for sale by MEACHAM 4 WHEELER. Oct 21 42 tf THE CABBOLL, OB CEHTBAL HOUSE, IN COLUMBIA. IS now open for the receptionof all whomay eall on thejProprietor. It is one of the best locations in the city for ladies and gentlemen irho may isit on business or otherwise, jsitnate opposite the ; Commercial Bank, and over J. Gracy's Store on Richardson street) As I am very well known in the back country, no flummery or painted promises will be expected of me, and my only aspiration will be to send yon on your way rejoicing. JOHN L. CABBOLL. Oct 21 42 St ANNUAL REPORT Of the Commissioners of Roads and Bridges for York District. To the Presiding Judge of the Court of Common Pleat and General Settiont for York District, FaU Term, 1858;? THE BOARD met by order, on the first Monday in October (instant) for the pnrpose of making ont their Annual Report. The Officers and Members were in attendance. Present: J. McGill, Chairman; John S. Bratton, Secretary; Sam'l G. Brown, Treasurer; J. J. Watson, A. E. Hutchison, J. R. Wallsce, William Robinson, Albert Johnson and William Ellis. We were presented by the Tax Collector, with a list of the taxable property of the District, and are satisfied that we bare received the fall amount due, for the tax we levied for the expenses of the Roads and Bridges. The Board assessed fifteen per cent., making $1,808 67, as received from Tax Collector. 1858. Cash Received from former Treasurer, $ 5 10 44 44 44 Joseph Leech, balance for Estray, 40 44 Received from Bob Hunt for not working road, 3 00 44 Received from Tax-Collector, 1,308 67 1858. $1,817 17 iog. 2. Paid Jno. L. Miller for printing last Report, $ 6 00 44 44 Paid John McGill for repairing Clark's Pork bridge, 36 08 44 44 Paid Joseph J. Watson for repairs on Doby's bridge, 31 63 44 44 Paid G. M. Hamrick, hauling rock, Guion Moore Creek, 1126 44 44 Paid R. A. Black for repairs on Kell Bridge, 40 00 44 . 44 Paid William Ellis for Posts and Finger Boards, 5 00 44 6. Paid Edward Leech, repairing Beaver-Dam bridge. 8 26 Sept. 15. Paid Wm. Hope, building and repairing Meek's bridge, 86 00 44 44 Paid Hope and Whitesides, abutments, Meek's bridge, 20 00 Oct. 6. Paid J. W. P. Hope for twenty-one Finger Boards and Posts, 11 00 44 44 Paid S. G. Brown, for blacking letters on mile stones, 8 00 44 44 Paid J. Moore, repairing Buffalo Bridge, 12 00 44 44 Paid J. J. Watson, blacking mile stones, 8 30 41 44 Paid William Robinson, repairing Bridge, Robb's Creek, meaaaring & posting Gill * road, and blacking milestones, 30 70 44 44 Paid A. E. Hutchison, blacking mile stones, ' 11 20 (( ii Paid .Tnhn R Walloon hlarlr. ing mile stones, 7 80 .1 " " Paid Albert Johnson, black- " ing mile stones, 8 00 " " William Ellis, blacking mile stones, 7 20 ? " John McGill blacking mile stones, 11 40 $ 857 81 Commissions on $1,808 67, reoelted, 82 70 " $867 81 paid oat, - 8 92 $ 309 48 Balance on hand, $ 909 24 The former Treasurer reports on hand, last report: $1,116 69 Paid out since, building Kell's bridge, $1,019 00 " " " building abutment to same, 28 50 " " " filling lake with rock, ' 31 00 ? (i it repairs on Wright's bridge, 6 00 $1,088 60 . Commissions on same, 27 08 $1,110 58 Paid to present Treasurer, 5 11 , J , $1,115 69 The balance in the hands of the pTesent Treasirer is not sufficient to pay the contracts of the Board. All of which is respectfully submitted. JOHN McGILL, Chairman. JOHN S. BRATTON, Secretary. SAM'L Q. BROWN, Treaturer. Oct 21 42 It Id pursuance of an Act of the Legislature passed in 1861 and 2, requiring each Commissioner of Roads to make a special report, and embrace in it the General Report to the Court, we beg leave to report as follows: JOHN 8. BRATTON Reports that he has in his jurisdiction, the following reads, to wit: The road from Yorkrille to ChUtpT line, via. Brattonaville. The road from \