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The human mind has bat a faint idea of the magnitude Qf the sum total included in the term million. As and illustration it may be stated that if a man should reach the extreme age of 100 years, he would not have lived for a million hours, the number falling short one hundred and twenty-five thousand of that amount. At the Hopkinsville (Tenn.) Fair ten brothers, named Brown, all mounted on fine gray horses, rode into the amphitheatre and displayed their horsemanship?all being good riders. The eldest was aged forty, the ' youngest twenty. They had not been tofiffoon mnrc Their mother was ^t'lUUl 1UI UlbWU J VM w> ?. present, and they reined up in front of the glorious matron, and saluted her, while she shed tears of joy and pride. The New York police are engaged in registering the names of all the voters in that city. Among other difficulties which tuey encountered, says the Journal of Commcoe, was that of determining what were tenant-houses an what were not. It was finally decided that those should be so considered which were oocupied by several families at the same time In one tenant-house in the Seventeenth Ward, says the same .paper, the officers found fifty-one families, composing one hundred and sixty-seven persons, a*d in other house forty families, comprising one hundred'and eighteen persons! The Detriot Advertiser gives a new method of computing intetest on any number of dollars at 6 per cent., which appears simple. Separate the right hand figure by a point, and the figures on the left hand of this separating point will be the interest in cents for six days?the figure on the right of the point, decimals of a cent. Multiply the whole amount by five to find the interest for thirty days, and this sura by two for sixty days, three for ninety days, &c. For any number of days less than six, take the fractional part of the interest for six. Care must be taken to seperate the right hand figures of the dollars, whether there be cents and mills in the given sum or not. ' In the recent address of Hon. T. L. Clingman, before the North Caroliua State Fair, he mentions, in connection with the manufacture of wine, and the difficulty on the Atlantic slope of the United States of preventing its acteous fermentation, a remarkable faot concerning a locality of the western part of that State. In a district of a few miles in extent on the Tryon mountain, neither dew nor frost is over known.? The same district is remarkable for the variety and excellence of its native grapes, and they are often found in fine condition in the open air as late as December. The oryness of the atmosphere in the locality mentioned, and equality of temperature, are most remarkable, and wc should like to know more concerning it. ?? An Englishman, boasting of the superiority of the horses of his country, mentioned that the celebrated Eclipse had run a mile in a minute. "My good fellow," exclaimed an American present, "That is rather less than the average rate of our common roadetera. I live at my country seat near Philadelphia, and when I ride in a hurry to town ? >? A?n o^o/lnm nan'f L*opn U1 ? UiUlUlU^) Uijr \jnu ouauvn vuu V up with me, but generally comes into the store to find me a minute to a minute and a half after my arrival. One morning the beast was restless, and I rode him as hard as I possibly could several times around a large factory, just to take the old Harry out of him. Well, sir, he went so fast, that the whole time I saw my own back directly afore me, and was twice in danger of riding over myself. It happened once that Gov. Foote, when a United State Senator, fell asleep during the delivery of one of the soporific discourses of Mr. Baldwiu, of Connecticut.? While in this state, a humorous Senator suddenly awoke him and asked how it came that he was sleeping at his post, when Baldwin was denouncing him and his State in such insulting terms. Foote forthwith sprang to the floor, and in his fiery, impetuous manner poured forth a torrent of defensive invective against the astounded Connecticut Senator, who vainly protested his entire iunocenoe of any offensive expressions. ? I will show the Senator," said Foote, "that he shall not insult me or my State with impunity. I will teach bitn that he shall not use such language and then have the effrontery to deny it. Why, sir evvery Senator on this floor heard it just as well as I did I" Swarms of locusts have appeared in several of the Philippine Islands, and have caused immense damage in the plantations. Public prayers are being onerea up, ana me common people are employed in the fields in collecting and destroying them, the authorities paying so much for every basketful presented to the alcaldes. It does not appear that the natives of the Philippine Islands eat the locusts, as the Riff Arabs do. The latter, when they see a cloud of locusts hovering in the air and clouding the sky, watch them anxiously, and if they descend near their adwars, receive them with shouts of gratitude to God aud Mahomet, throw themselves on the grouud, and collect them as fast as possible. Previously deprived of their heads, logs and wings the locusts, well boiled in butter, and served up with alcuzcuz, are considered by the Riff Arabs as delicious food. Their camels are evidently of the same opinion, and eat them greedily. In Australia, the North is the hot wind, and the South the cool; the Westerly the most unhealthy, and the East the most ealubrious; it is summer with the colonists when it is winter at home, and the barometer is considered to rise before bad weather, and to fall before good; the swans arc black, and the eagles are white; the mole lays eggs, and has a duck's bill; the kangaroo (an animal between the deer and the squirrel) has five claws on his fore paws, three talons on his hind legs, like a bird, and yet hops on his tail. There is a bird (Melliphaga) which has a broom in its mouth instead of a tongue ; a fish, one-half belonging to the genus rara, and the other that of squalus. The ood is found in the rivers, and the perch in the sea; the valleys arc cold and the mountaintops warm; the nettles is a lofty tree, and the poplar a dwarfish shurb; the pears are of wood, with the stalks at the broad end; the cherry grows with the stone outside; the fields are fenced with mahogany; the humbest house is fitted with cedar, and the myrtle plants are burnt for fuel; the trees are without fruit, the flowers without scent, and birds without song. Clje gflrfclwik (?iu}itirer. edited by SAM'Ii W. MELTON. YORKVILLE, S. C. THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18, 1858. are very desirous to give particular attention to the local department of our paper; and to this eud, we would ask our friends in the various portions of the District, Postmasters and others, to give us reliable accounts of whatever matters of general interest, that may transpire in their respective localities. Notices of Marriages and Deaths will be promptly inserted, when accompanied by a responsible name. Announcements of religious and temperance meetings will be inserted with pleasure, and without charge. Oar friends, Clergymen, Postmasters and others, can, and we trust will, aid U3 materially in contributing interesting items, of this nature to our columns. Sam'l G Brown, Esq., Muj. Mtle? Smith. and M. Jones, Esq., are authorized to fi.ot as agents for the Enquirer, receive money and give receipts for the office. The Editor is absent. SPECIAL. NOTICE. All communications ou matters in any way con nected with the Printing Office, to ensure imme diate attention, should be addressed to the "En qcirer Office," nnd not to either the Editor or Publisher, individually. GRAND DIVISION. \lo have been requested to state that Delegates to the Annual Meeting of the Grand Division, to convene in Columbia, on Wednesday next, 24th inst., will be permitted to go and return over the Charlotte Railroad for one fare. TEMPERANCE ADDRESS. We have been requested to state that Rev. Samcel I.. Watson, will deliver an address on the subject of Temperance, at the Court House, on Friday Evening next, at 7 o'clock. The public generally are requested to attend. THANKS GIVING AND PRAYER. By reference to the proclamation of His Excellency Governor Allston, in our advertising columns, it will be seen that he has appointed Thursday next, 2oth instant, as a day of "Thanksgiving and Prayer." We would respectfully suggest the propriety of our people closing their re spective places of business on the occasion. EUROPEAN COTTON MARKET. Every arrival from Liverpool for tho last fortnight, brings news of the continued decline in the price of cotton. The Steamer Vanderbilt arrived at New York on Monday last, with advices to tho Sd instant. The sales of cotton for three days previous to the sailing of the Vanderbilt, amount ed to 18,000 bales at a decline of Jd. with the low^r qualities of cotton almost unsaleable. The following aro the quotations : Middling Orlenn* 7d., middling Mobile 6|. middling uplands 6g. YELLOW FEVER. Our Charleston exchanges report eight deaths in that city from Yellow Fever, for the week, end ing on Saturday. We find the following paragraph in the Mercury of Monday morning: "Those of our more timorous friends and absentees, who have been shut out from us during the dreadful time of the epidemic, nnd who have been waiting for "proof as strong as Hnl v Writ" of the health of our city, before venturing home, are now pouring in upon us by hundreds, and new fac-s. with happy smiles, greet us at every step. The clouds which so long hung like a pall over our city has blown away; the prospect brightens; our hotels arc already crowded ; houses, that for months have been tenantless. arc again occupied; and business in all its departments has revived to more than its usual activity at this season." GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK. This splendid monthly for December is already on our table, and is, as usual, filled to overflowing with nice things for the ladies. On the first leaf, in the way of illustrations, we find a steel engra ving entitled "Christmas for the Rich," and on the next page?"Christmas for the Poor," the two suggesting riches and poverty? happiness and misery. Thou we have "Brides and Bridesmnids" ?six figure colored engravings. Next comes the "Editorial Slipper," on which is represented the "Editorial Table," with ink-stand, paste pot, &c., surmounted by a sword and pen, with the aphorism?"the pen is mightier than the sword,"?together with the paraphernalia of the craft?the steam-power printing press, aud the old fogy I wooden hand-press?the "composing stick," and last, though not the least useful, especially to tor, the scissors! But we can't tell of nil the pretty things in this number. Now is the time to subscribe for the next year, as the January number will be issued early in December. The price of j the Book is S3, hut to be accommodating, we will j furnish it and the Esquirer, one year, for ?1 in ; | advance. j In order that our readers may know how very popular the "Book" is, we clip the following par I ngraph from the November number, in reply to a correspondent:? "We keep six power-presses, and Adam's best at that, eonstantl}* employed in bringing our edi tion out. We have at least one hundred and fifty women employed upon the Book. We give work to some two hundred men. We pay one firm a lone in this city over $50,000 a year for the white paper alone, used on the Lady's Book, and thnt only the printing paper. We pay over $8,000 a year for printing plates, about $8,000 a year for wood engraving, over $6,000 each year for coloring fashion plates, $10,000 a year for printing, over $5,000 a year for merely 6titching the Book together. And we could go on for tens of thousands more in other matters?such as editing, auI thorship, paying for steel engravings, wrapping! paper, twine (by the way, this last is a curious j item, our twine bill alone is over $200 a year,) } salaries, rent, nod a hundred other ct ceterai." MERE-MENTION. ! Samuel Medaky, of Ohio, has been appointed Governor of Kansas. A Pennsylvania ex| change says : "A fish having feet was caught a | few days ago, at Peacii Bottom, on the Lancuster j side of the Susquehanna river." There were ? :_.i I more wiuuws iiiurncu uuuuj: iuv io? u...ui..3 : iu Eugland and Ireland, than within the former six years. Parsou Browxlow is mentioned j as a candidate for G"vernor of Tennessee. J The Montgomery Co7ifedera(ion says of Senator , Hammond's speech : "It is sound in its positions, ; rights in its conclusions, forcible in its language, ' and logical in its argumentation. This speech is among the very ablest that has fallen from the iips of any public man in the last decade. Well may S -uth Carolina feel a just pride in tbo truly grci> mau, who, representing her in the Councils of tl e nation, thus speaks the words of wisdom and of truth to his countrymen." The Portland Advertiser says: "That one man in every eight in Massachusetts is a shoemaker, and the sales in 1837 amounted to SI.000,000. In B >stou, there 1 are 218 firms enguged in the trade, doing bu.-iness j to the amount of $52,000,000. In New York there i are only 55 houses. A movemeut is on foot | in Mississippi in favor of erecting a monument to I Gen. Quitman. The monumeut is to be placed on the bluff at Natchez, and is to cost not less than twenty-five nor more than fifty thousand dollars. i A lady out West brags that none of her rej latione were sent to the State prison or?Congress! ?"Powers Eternal! such names mingled!' The Legislature of North Carolina met on Mou day last. Two U. S. Senators, two Judges and j State offioes have to be elected. The Legislature of Florida, meets ou next Monday. Seventeen States have appointed Thursday next, 2otb instant, as a day of Thanksgiving. The Richmond South, and the Washington Statu have been j consolidated, and the South remo'.ed to Richmond. The new paper is to be under the editorial control of Mr. Roger A. Pryor; and "will be the organ of no per.sou or clique, but devoted to the general interest of the Democratic parry, in accordance with the principles of States-right Democracy. Mr. Pp.yor will undertake the editorial control of i the paper between the 20th of this month and the j 1st of December." There is a town in Micbi- j gan where the church bell is rung every day at j twelve, for the people to tike their quinine, as ' they have the ague all round. A* th< Fair held last week at Atlanta. Georgia, several watches, for ladies and gentlemen, of solely Georgia manufacture, were exhibited. M. Falconv, a French chemist, has just patented a nroeass for nreservine and embalming dead bodies, j r * I C He uses a powder, composed chiefly of a neutral salt, mixed with sawdust, which absorbs moisture, ! and so combines with the roost deadly exhalations j that no injury can be sustained by persous beine t brooeht into the closest contact with the deceased. | An Indinngiant, seven feet high, and weigh- j ing 400 pounds, is the last attraction at the New York Museum. The debt of Russia is snid to amount to S352.000.000. That of France is $1,284,000,000 ; and that of England to $3,295,000.0 0. Two men have been arrested in Wolverhampton, England, for mealing a coffin. The cof fin was of copper, and worth S300. The thieves t>ok out the body and left it in the tomb, atidsold the coffin for old copper. The Columbus, O do, Statesman says "the ceremony of marriage will lose half its terrors if the number of divorces continue to increase." The United States Economist estimates the consumption of boots and shoes in the United States at seventy-six million pairs per year, valued c.t eight million dollars.? About twelve millions pairs arc mode in Mass.a chusetts, one-half of them in Lynn. On Thurs day, the 11th ult., snow fell in several parts of j Ashtabula Co., Ohio, to the depth of nine inches. Snow fell in the vicinity of Laurens village, followed by sleet, on Tuesday morning - of last week. The thanksgiving proclamation of Governor Moore, of Alabama, suggests the propriety of making the day one of prayer for the preservation of the Union. A Yankee physician, named Bates, from Ashfield, Massachusetts, has established himself and is doing a good business at Kakocedi, Japan. According to the Louisville Journal, the crinoline has done more to elevate female character than everything else, "for any female now can get into the fashionable j circles." Wine Is selling in the North of ! PmncR this rear at one cent a quart. A j small boy, in Madison. Indiana, roceutly recited, in Sabbath school, 22(13 vcrse9 from the Bible, which he had committed to memory during the evenings of six preceding days. He is capable of J committing 200 veises c.n hour. The Charles- j ton fairs says that ice one inch (hick, was seen at j Mount Holly, nineteen miles from that city, on i Friday morning last! Wonder where it came from ? Jt'lia Smith, a professional thief, was nr- ; rested in Cincinnati, a day or two since, and, under her hoops were found, carefully stowed, 3 towels, 2 table-cloths, 1 looking-glass, 3 tumblers, 1 pair of pants, and a great bottle of Madeira. A woman in an assault and battery case, at Dr. Stone, a celebrated physician in New Orleans, on being nskcd how many yellow fever pa- J tients he hail lost, replied, "about twenty-five hun- j dred," as that number remains still unaccounted j for after the other physicians made their reports, j G. 0. W. WuiTEUOt'sE, late electrician to the Atlantic Telegraph Company, has offered to restore the Atlantic Telegraph on the following terms: "I will undertake, at my own cost, and at my own risk, to re open communication with Newfoundland, and, further, to maintain it for a given number of years, at a moderate per centage upon the gross receipts of the Company, this being paynble only so long as the line shall be kept by me in good working order. Jacob Wolfe died near Marion, Vn., last week, aged lOGyenrs. The trial of J. R. Graves, which has been progressing for some time past in the First B?p tist Church nt Nashville, Tetin., upon charges in volving gross unchristian conduct, was brought to a close on Wednesday evening last, by excluding Mr. Graves from the Church. A correspondent of the Charleston Mercury nominates Hon. Wm. Greocj, of Grnnitcville, for Governor. The editor of the Carolinian, in speaking of the nomination snys, "Col. Gresg has been one of our most useful citizens, having done as much as any other citizen to develop the resources of the State." Hartford, Conn., in describing a wound on the head of one of the parties, said it was "about as large as a three-cornered stone." At an election held in Chester on Wednesday of last week, J. B. Micicle, Esq., was chosen by the unanimous vote of his brother corporators, to the office of Intendant. Thanksgiving day is to be celebrated in Virginia, by military parades. The Maine Farmer states that a premium was awarded at the State Fair at Augusta, for a calfskin tanned bv the use of a sweet fern. The skin was tanned in one week, and had the look of the best French calf-skin. The people at the late Wisconsin State Fair, were much amused by an entry of "Darned Old Stockings." The truth of | the exhibition was found to correspond with the I I entry, and the old stockings darued bore off the : prize. | NEW YORK CORRESPONDENCE. New York, November 5, 1858. i I The fuss and fury of the Election for State and i i County officers is over, resulting in the election j of the Republican State Ticket by about eighteen | thousand majority. Burrows, American, and Gerrit Smith, Abolitionist and Temperance, ire , distanced and thrown completely in the shade.? j j The city, as usual, cast a large Democratic vote, j I electing four out of six members to Congress and ! | the entire County ticket. As far as the returns j indicate, the Congressional representation stands : i Republicans 27; Democrats C. There was very ' ' little excitement, except in the District which Sickles represents. In this District there were three candidates, two Democratic and one fusion ; and the race was so well contested that two claim to have won the goal. A blanket would have covered all three, so closely did they keep t< gether. The election is contested, but Sickles has the best chance. The most notable thing in the election was the disintegration of all parties and the general wan 0" faith in either. A complete reconstruction of parties must ensue, either on the question of slavery or on some great line of policy in our relations w th other Governments. The tendency is strongly set towards the former, wilh Seward for its exponent iu the Presidential Compaigu of I860. The appearance in print of Hammond's great conservative speecti at Barnwell, at tins conjuncture will do an infinite deal of good, affording as it does the strongest comparison between a conservative Statesman and the demagogue and rabid incendiary. More is the pity that it was not distributed throughout the North, previous to the election. The Graud Jury of the city has fouud bills of indictmeut agaiust sixty one city officials, for iaismanagmeut and peculation in office. If u bombshell bad fallen amongst these harpers ou the city treasury, it could not have created more cunsternutiuu. For years the public officers have gn wu more and more dishonest, until an honest piau , Vius ashamed to hold a public charge, ami the acts of officials became so notorious that their doings , could not be endured longer. Heuce they are in- j dieted; but political influences are strong enough to shield them from a righteous judgment. A conviction can scarcely be had ou charges proven into facts. The Piccolumini operatic season is drawing to a close Iu spite of newspaper puffs and other outside efforts to create a furore in favor of the or/fete, the "Casta Diva of our young men," she takes a place more or less distant from the first rank in her profession. She has net come up to the expectation which her name f.nd former soc? / am mix erf in her f>vor. So fur, no more victim? have hren added to the Gouldy tragedy. The wounded still linger, and more hope is ertertained for then to recover. The crew of a British Brig wrecked at sen a short time since, have arrived at this port in destitute circumstances. The citizens with their usual humanity are providing for them and rendering th ir misfortunes as light possible. Amor J. Williamson, Editor of the Sunday Dispatch Newspaper, and contestant of Sickles' election to Congress, lias been indicted for publishing in his paper Georgia Lottery Schemes. He gave hail for five-hundred dollars, preliminary to going to triol. It may bo a dodge in favor of a rival claimant for public honors. The new line of Ocean Steamers between New York and Galway, Ireland, is meeting with a Inrge share of success. The last vessel that came across had more freight and passengers engaged than ?he could carry. The trip across by this line will be made in seven days! Just think how near we nro to "Old Erin!" almost in a stone's throw. SETII. New Your, Nov. 12. 185R. The official returns of the vote given in the late elections have not been made public as yet. The canvassing of the returns in the city goes on slowly. Irregularities in the district which Sickles represented in the last Congress and which both he and Williamson now claim to represent, will afford the next Congress a contested election case. Which ever is elected lias a plnrality'against bim of almost as many votes as either claims. The Charter election will be held in a few days for choice of City-Treasurer, Governors of the Almshouse. Councilmen, &c., about either of which there is almost as much excitement as usually attends an election of conutable in North Carolina. That great and patriotic orator. Hon. Edward Everett, is here for the purpose of repenting his celebrated oration on the character of Washing ton. to raise funds for the purchase of Mount Vernon. In addition to his already onerous sacrifices in this noble cause, he has consen ted and ngreed to furnish a weekly article for the "Ledger'' in consideration of ten thousand dollars paid into the Mount Vernon fund. The service is to begin this month and extend for the space of one year. It is scarcely necessary to mention that lionner of the "Ledger" has a view to the "main chance" in securing such a Contibutor. What is patriotism in Everett, in this arrangement, is love of money in Bonner. The Irish orator, Thomas Francis Meagher is lecturing to good houses on his travels in Central America, in his usual happy style. He is one of the very few lecturers who can diaw a house at this season of the year, when there is so many attractions elsewhere. Bayard Taylor is also lecturing, on the subject of Matrimony, with some success. The decision in the Quarantine difficulty has been rendered at last, resulting in the discl:?rgof the accused and in finding the quarantine loca tion a nuisance. In the meantime the military hold the ground under martial rule, occasionally asking where pay is to come from for services rendered in this great strategetic foray into a peaceful county. The army of occupation will cost the State about a half million of dollars, if it is ever paid, for services which a corporal's guard could have discharged with all ease and with far less irritation to the citizens of the disputed territory. A new Governor may install a new regime. A small steam-tug blew up at the foot of Jay Street, killing three men outright and badly wounding a fourth. The tug was carrying steam twenty pounds above the register, and the boilers being imperfect, collapsed, making the most com plete wreck of the boat, and tearing the crew into mincc-meat. There was scarcely a fragment large enough to indicate the character of the vessel, or of the crew. A homicide committed on a sailor by a Policeman, two davs ago, created no little excitement. The officer had nrrested the sailor and was carrying him to the Tombs. The sailor turned on the officer, knocking him down and then faking to his heels. The officer quickly recovered and gave chase, exchanging shots with the sailor as he ran. The third or fourth shot brought him down; he died almost immediately. The witnesses to the act arc many, it having occurred in Fulton Market, and the evidence isvarioui; some testify that the officer shot the sailor while running, others that he shot him after he had been stopped by another, and while the officer held him by the col lar. Nothing can show more conclusively the fallibility of human testimony in a matter occurring at mid-day, in the sight of hundreds of men competent to give a true statement of what they thought they saw. A den of counterfeiters have just been broKen up in Brooklyn, and a large amount of bogus coin and paper money recovered. Amongst the latter denomination, were two hundred and seventy dollars, in tens, on the "Dank of Charlotte, D. C.," which is, no doubt, upon the Bank of Charlotte, N. C. A description of the bills is not given : so your friends will have to keep a sharp look out, for it is likely that a large amount has been put in circulation where the Bank is known, the counterfeiters having had the most complete working apparatus. SETH. Blue Riuqk Railroad.?The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, in South Carolina, was held on Wednesday, the 10th instant, at the Hall of the Bank of Charleston. The mnjority of the stock being represented, the meeting proceeded to business. Hon. Charles Macbeth was called to the Chair, j and William II. Peronneau appointed Secretary. The President submitted a report on the condi| tiou ntiJ prospects of the Road, and also a report i of the Chiel Engineer, and statements and exhibj its of the Tieasurer; which were read and orderi ed to be printed in pnmphlet form, aud in one or | more of the city papers. It was j IlcKolvfl. That the President be authorized and j instructed to presenin petition to the Legislature, I askiug for 1 further subscription to the capital j stock of tin Company of one million of dollars, J as essential to insure the completion of the work. An election was held for nine Directors, to servo I for the ensuing year, which resulted as follows, I viz: Hon. Edward Frost, Hon. Charles Macbeth, I Mayor of Charleston, Henry Gourdin, Charles M. ; Furninu, George A. Tretiludtn, Robert Adger, j William C. Dukes. Charles T. Lowndes, William I C. Heyward.?Charleston Courier. IIogs.?The Louisville Courier of Wednesday, says: | The Cincinnati hog market seems to have broken down. Letters from that city state that there were large numbers in the pens, some of which are selling ut $4 to $4.25 gross, (weighed there) , and others ut $5 (J2A nett, for delivery late in this month, and at $5.75 for December delivery.? These pricts show a considerable decline, and are much below the prices that have prevailed here or in the inter or ot the State. The Kentucky feeders will see that they will do better to send their hogs to thi i market. The Louisville Journal, of Sunday "ays; The price offered hy puckers is still $4 50 gross, and in a low instances we lea in that $4.75 has been paid i i udji.iuing counties, but tbis price is above the views of buyers. : |iy tftlctehn Cofiiiitg's LATEST NEWS. Charleston Market. Chahifstox, November 10. ; Sale.? of cotton to-dny 2,400 bale*?prices have i decline:! *c. New York Markrt. Nkw Yonrc, November 10. I Sales of cotton to-day 2,31(0 bale*?middling ' upland.? 11 3 10. Columbia Market. NovKMoer. 17. i The cotton ma ket is very dull nnl drooping; j prices declined ? full 4c. yesterday. The little | that was put on the market brought 8.1010c. Accident on the Laurens Railroad. The "James Irhy,' i locomotive on the Laurci s D *!t- - 1 '?1 ' ' *- il -- \l.\nilntt iinmo | uoiinui'i, I'xpiuucu iicr ouu-r, uu j diately nfter leaving ihe turn-nut at Newberry, killing the engineer and a train hand, ami seriously wounding a fireman.?Carolinian. Snow nt Wlnmboro1. Yesterday morning a slight .-row i-torm, sufficient to cover the tops of houses, fell at Winnsburo'.?Guardian, \ith instant. Meeting of State Agricultural Society. Com?mima, November 10, i808. The Society met at 8 o'clock, in the Hall of the House of Representatives. Secretary read the minutes of last meeting. On motion of Mr. W. 11. Robertson, T. W. Woodward and Col, James Ducket, of Newberry, were elected life members. Dr. W. K Johnston, of Marion ; Julius T. Porcher, id'St. John's Berkley ; Thomas 0. Weatherhy, John B. Irby, Dr. Alexander McLeod, Laurens ; D. Prince, of Marl borough; J. Stoney Porcher. of St. John's Berkley ; W. C. Johnson, of Georgetown ; P. L. Calhoun, of Laurens ; James C. Powell, of Chesterfield, Samuel E. Maxwell, of Anderson : were elec ted life members. The following report of the Nominating Committee was made: President?Colonel A. P. Caihonn. Vice Presidents?Thomas E. Powe, Jacob Stro man. J P. Bu ret, George Seaborn, J. R. Spark man, J. H. Means. Executive Committee?R, Hnrlee, J. F. Marshall. II. J. Gage, J. A. Metts, D. W. Ray, W. 11. Robertson. Anniversary Orator?Joseph A. Woodward. Alternate?Dr. George Douirias. On motion of Col. A. G. Summer, the President vacated, and Dr. T. E. Pine was called to the Chair. Dr. LaBorde addressed the Society in some very pertinent remarks, and offered the following resolution?which was unanimously adopted : Resolved. That the thanks of this Society are due to Andrew P. Calhoun, for the zeal, energy and ability with whieh he has discharged the la| orious and responsible duties of the presiding office. Col. Sumner moved that the Committee rise and ! report progress. Whereupon the Chairman rcj ported the adoption, unanimously, of the report of j the Nominating Committee. The President in a very touching manner returned thanks for the I compliment paid to him. It was moved, by Mr. Stroman, that .a page of the journal bo dedicated to the memory of Dr. J. G. Guignatd, of Orangehnrg, a highly esteemed member of this Society. I The following resolution was offered by Gen P. j Quattlcboum : Resolved, That the Executive Committee have I rmhliwheil in namnlet form, under the direction of the Secretary, one thousand copies of the act of I incorporation, of the Constitution and By-laws of ' the Society, a tabular statement of its annual income since its organization, and an appended list of the officers and life members, with the District in which they reside aDd the post offices of their address. Jiriolveif, That there be appended, also, a list of such members as have died, with a statement showing the year in which they died. Moved, by 0. W. Harrington, that the copies of i the above pamphlet be forwarded to all the life ateinbers by the Secretary. Adopted. Mr. It. S. Porcher offered a resolution from Dr. A. B. Crook, on docs and sheep. It was moved to lay it upon the table, which elicited some discussi' n, but was ultimately carried. A motion of J. D. Williams of Laurens to change the annual Fair to the 3d Tuesday in November, after much discussion, was lost. The following resolution was offered by Dr. Geo. Douglas, and ununimnu-ly adopted: Retolvfd. That it shall be the duty of the Secretary and Treasurer to make a report, at each a:i nual meeting of the Society, of the receipts and disbursements of the same. On motion of Henry C. Davis, the Society adjourned. Another Atlantic Cable ?The most Impor tant intelligence received by the Steamer Circas sian. which arrived at St. John-, Newfoundland, on Saturday?making the voyage from Galway in ttn days, having left on the 20th?is that preparations were on loot for laying another Atlantic Ca Mi*. Indeed, the British steamer Gorgon had arrived at Liverpool, from Fayul, having been em ployed in taking soundings. It seems that, as indeed was expected from the first, the electrical I communication cannot he relied up>n. from shore to shore, for? distance so great as, say 2.000 miles between Newfoundla'd and Ireland. It would appear that the present purpose is to run the Cable front Trinity Bay In Fayal, and thence to the Fngiish Channel, (Southampton probably being the terminus,) and thus dividing the continuity. Of course the laying of this ca ble, or any other, cannot be proceeded with until next year. Indeed, on the principle of Mrs. Glass's celehrated receipt for making hare-soup, commencing with, "First eatoh your hare," wo mi-'ht -'ay. "First make your cable!" lr is to he hoped I that two cables will be simultaneously manufactured, paid our, and laid. If ever there wpre a case where the aphorism "Two strings to your bow," ought to be carried out, it is this. Correspondence of the Charleston Mercury. Washington, November 11th, 18-38. An important move is just takiug place on the political chess board. It is the union of the "Riehmoud South" and the "Washingtou States" to-dny announced in the States, which is to be enlarged under the editorial control of Mr, Pryor. "The South," it is understood, was formerly too "extreme" for the latitude of Virginia, and has not thriven in a pecuuiary point of view, though possessing a large circulation. And, although fault has been found with Pryor throughout the Cotton States for his course during the summer, he has been as staunch as he could, to exist amidst the wire pulling, log-rolling aspirants of the Old | Dominion. The "South" was regarded as the organ of the Hunter democracy, and the "States," i an evening paper of Washington, has been the personal organ of Poi'oias, devoted to his fortunes. The "South" last winter bitterly denounced Douglas, but Southern Senators looked upon his transgression with forgiving eye, squinting, possibly, to the future. The "South" afterwards preferred the renegade democrat to a consistent foe, the black republican Lincoln, and has advo! cntcd Douglas' rc election. It is generally | thought now that Hunter has the inside track for ! the next nomination for the Presidency before the i Democratic Convention,?Davis, Orr. Cobb, Stephens. Toombs. Johnson, Brown, Sliuell, and j the rest of the twenty Southorn aspirants to the I contrary notwithstanding. In combination with ! Douglas, his chances of sucoess will be benefitted, j Aud while Hunter's friends want the Presidency ' for him, Douglas wants the Vice Presidency, or I at any rate wants his democracy white washed.? | In this coalition the "Little Giant" plays a strung | game, backed in his degenerate democracy by one ! of the most taleuted editors from the largest and ! most influential democratic State in the South i and the Union. If report then ho true, the Richmond Enquirer, that lantt whig-Wise organ of Southern anti Lecopmpton democracy, is diddled, and though "the South" collapse, all the praises aud vindications of Douglas are gone without a consideration iu I behalf of the very distinguished letter-writing Governor. But though Douglas be recognized as a g?uuino democrat, and though he and Senator Hunter tie run at the next Presidential election, defeat awaits the party, and a black republican will fill the chair of state and sway the destinies of the South ?if she submit. Seward. as the leader of that party, may be run ; hut the probability is a more moderate and less committed limn will be selected, for the abolition party is the most skillful one that has ever risen in the country, and the disso lution of the Union is the last thing they want. Mr. Douglas undoubtedly calculates (if re eleci tedj that his political position will be so strong that lie will be able to coerce the whole par'y, or hy dividing it. subjept it to the certain alternative of a defeat at the hands of the abolition party. If the democratic pnrty is us timid and contemptible j as be iu good sutured enough to suppose it, tbie sort of arithmetic may do; hut 1 imagiue he will 1 find it still has sufficient self-respect remaining : (in spite of his attempts to demoralize it) not to 1 permit itself to be dragooned into his service when- i ever it may suit liitn to make use of it. When a ; little less than a year ago he virtually separated himself from the democratic party, he struck the severest blow it was in his power to inflct upon i I it. lie then also threw away the strongest and I sharpest arrow in his quiver. In his ill-judged i attempt to make himself the party, he inflicted I upon his political reputation an incurable wound. ' which will disqualify hint for service as a leader , < j of it to the end of his life. So that, with all the prestige, of a re-election to the Senate, he is really ' not a little more formidable than he was last win- 1 f tcr, when, at ti e very pinnacle of his factious op- , ( ' position, he wa9 treated as an alien and a traitor. : i Taking this view of his ense, his chances of bullyieg or bribing the fifteen democratic States of the t South into his support, are melancholy in the ex- ' I treme. Out of Illinois where a personal contest ! prevented it, the anti-Lecompton democrats have ' become identified with the black republicans.? : I And this is the destiny of Douglas. A Singular Canon in New Mexico.-?The ; troops sent out from Fort Defiance to punish a ! I band of hostile Indians in the neighborhood, sue- j ceedcd in capturing five thousaud heed of siieep ' and six Indians. Six Indians were killed, and ; two soldiers were also killed during the fight.? The troops entered a remarkable gorge or canon, climbing down the mountain side at almost its j centre, through a narrow passage, where a single horseman only could pass, and at the ri<k of being precipitated, by a false step, down a chasm of five hundred feet. The walls of the caain are in some places fifteen hundred feet high. Arrows shot from the top at the tioops below lost their direction by the resistance of the air and came down horizontally. Stones thrown down were broken before they reached the hottnm from the ; same cause. It is about 40 or 00 miles through j it. Peaches and corn were found in it in great i quantities. The peaches arc said, by the officers, t<> ho very fine. Several prisoners were tnken in i the canon. Had the tribe in any numbers stood j fight here, they could have annoyed the troops I much without a doubt. It was a hazardous march, j and the success is a matter of wonder as well as j of congratulation. The opinion is expressed by j some of the officers, that ten determined men, well untied, could have resisted the entrance of the troops into the canon. j Singular Affair.?Our exchanges have for ; some weeks past contained uotices of the trial of I Ri?v. J. R. Graves, (author of the Iron Wheel, and I Editor of thp Tennesst > Baptist,) before the First ! Baptist Church of Nashville, on a charge of slandering a brother minister through his paper, and endeavoring to divide and distract the church.? In the early part of the >:rial, Eider Graves protested against the proceedings, on the ground i that the trial was not conducted on scriptural j principles. But the church refused to suspend the trial by a large majority, and thereupon Eli der Graves withdrew. The moderator then inforI med him that tliero were but two ways to get out ' of the Baptist church?one by death, and the other by expulsion?a view which Elder Graves had always contended for. Mr. Graves and bis party, however, organized a church of their own, and declared the majority in "disorder." The trial I was proceeded with, and all the charges sustain' cd. | The Baptist State Association met at Nashville | in a few days, and delegates were sent from both branches of the division. The State Association, i upon organizing, rejected the majority delegates, and elected Elder Graves Moderator over the State Association. Ir would seem, therefore, that a division of the Baptist church is imminent. IIow far it may extend, ia yet to be seen. The State Agricultural Fair closed at Columbia on Friday. The Carolinian says: This closed the interesting exhibition which ; has been daily attracting its thousands, all oxulj ting in the eheefing evidence of the varied resources of our State, and the skill, invention and I growing energy of our people. Every one felt ! that this prodigal display of the capacity of both I the soil and people, was convincing that whatevJ er may occur, South Carolina will safely rest upon her own resources, and contend successfully with the exigencies the future piay surround her with. Before the distribution of prizes, a good deal of stock was sold. I About 12 o'clock, the crowd collected on the J south side of the central building, where Col. Calhoun briefly addrrssed them. He pronounced the Society and the Fair a lixed Institution. Our State, he said occupied such a position, that, from soil and cliniute, she could produce more valuable products than any other in the Confederacy.? His remarks were sensible an t pertinent. The distribution of prizes then commenced." ? Would you be Rich??A very pretty question, to be sure ! Who wouldn't be rich if they could? Rut then, the question is, how is one to get rich ? Be quiet: just wait half a minute and we'll tell you. Send an X or a V. or even half a V, on to Swan k Co.. Augusta Georgia, for a ticket in their lottery. That ticket will draw a prize. If the first one don't, the second one will. We once knew a man who, growing tired of foiling from I morn till night, sent to Swan ? Co. a ten dollar hill. A friend tried to dissuade liirn from so doing, but he was determined to try his luck. His ticket drew a prize of ?20,000, and the consequence was, that man tried again and again, and I l_ _ ?r ii.o men in our citv The | now lie 13 win- hi in.. ..... ? I same chance is open to all. for those who cannot I afford to huy a whole ticket can get a half or a quarter one, The truo spirit of democracy is displayed hy Swan's customers, for nil, rich and poor, join together in patronizing him.?NY. Tribune. 104 A Governor Non Pu'ssed.?The other nigbtos ; the Minis'ers were returning from Conference, on J the Bast Tennessee (Ga.) Rail Road, nn amusing j occurrence took place between Gov. Brown and j Parson Brownlow. Just before the cars arrived ?t Knoxvillc, Gov. Brown came up, and taking the j Parson by the hand, remarked: "How do you do, brother Brownlow? I am happy to see you." The courtesy was returned, when the Governor J continued: "I hope you will moderate in all your notions of ! propriety in regard to your fellow-citizens?live a good Christian?nnd last, though not least, become a good Democrat." The Partton, with the eccentric look peculiar to himself, stretched himself up and remarked: "Governor, an old gentleman of your politics, many hundred years ago, took our Saviour upon a mountain, and preached just such a sermon." The outburst of laughter can better be imagined than described.?Cincinnati Gazette. Sunday Laws in Cincinnati.?The Mayor of Cincinnati, on the petition of two or three hundred citizens, has stopped the oranibusses from running on Sunday. This act has produced an unusual excitement in that city, and the question of his right to do so is debated pro and con. It I is urged, on behalf of the Mayor, that there is a j law against Sunday travelling, and it is the duty j of a good officer to enforce the laws as he finds ! them. On the other band, it is said that the law , has been so long a dead letter, that it was not 1 thought worth while to repeal it. The Mayor, ! oonspquently, was Dot called upon by any public I considerations to revive it. The question will probably be debated till the Legislature takes hold of it, either to repeal or confirm the law. Colombia Market. Nove-bee 15. Cotton.?The sales of the past week amounted , J to 881 bales. The ruling prices nt the opening of the week were from 9 to 10$. The market thronghi out the week exhibited a decided dcoline and closed ou Saturday at 9 to 10} extremes. Country Bacon ?None in market. Western Sides.?11 to 11}; Shoulders 9 to 9A; Family Hams 14 to 15c. "Corn.?There is a good demand, prices ranging : between 70 and 75 cents per bushel. Cow Pkas. -Good demand?prices from 80 to 90c. ! Country Lard.?None in market; Baltimore Lard 12J to loc per lb. Floor.?A good supply. Quotations $2.50 to $2.87 per sack of 98 lbs. Extra Family do., $3 per sack. Bitter (County.)?Good demand at 20 to 25 cents. Good Advice for the Young.?The following from the Baltimore Patriot, published in & city than which none in the Union is suffering more from the effects of rowdyism, contains a volume ot sermons condensed to such brevity that the worst memory can retain its warnings : There is no truer proverb than that "a man is known by the company he keeps." If a lad of twelve nnd upwards is generally found in the com pany of his sisters or "cousins," and associating and affiliating with thegentler sex?accompanying them to lectures and places of rational amusement and instruction, mixing in the social and domestic circle?found at all times practicipating in the agreeable health entertainments, but above all, habitually in the house of worship on the Lord's 1 day, it is proof positive that euoh so one willfrofL up to be respected by every body?will be a useful ind valuable citizen in society, and ten to one, become a consistent Christian in all his walk and ind convention. On the other hand, let this jrouth habitually associate with the rowdy classes ?run with the "mashoen"?smoke in the streets ?shun female society?tipple at the low groggeries?use of profane language?absent hiuiself from [lie souctuary and how long will it be before his name will be in the police annals and appear in the daily journals aipong the arrested and convicted. Like begets jike, and effects follow causes as certainly as the rising and setting of the sun. Message ok the Governor or Miasms!ppi.? The Legislature of Mississippi met in extra session on the 1st inst. The Governor's message is mainly devoted to State affairs. He recomm'-ndsa tax of a quarter of one per cent, on all taxable property for the purpose of finishing all the railroads in the State now in course of construction ; opposes the issue ot State botfds to improve the levee sy-tem, and earnestly urg< s many reform- in the conmi n schools. Certain ann-sinvi-rytesntunons, received from tin- Governors ?>f Mnine, Massachusetts and N w Hampshire, are denounced as fauatical and incendiary. Another Sect Dead.?The Pnrkerties (a spurious sort of Baptist) built a church some twenty years ago. in Coles county. 111., and so deeded it that it' there ever was allowed within its walls a temperance lecture, aBib!es< ciety meeting, amissionnry meeting, or a Sunday school, the title was forfeited and fell hack to the original owner. Ten years since, its pulpit became vacaut for want of hearers, and now the sheep and swine sleep there. Weed's Patent Sewi.no Machine is before us. We have examined it and tried it on various kinds of work, and for once confess ourselves astonished that so Himple a piece of mechanism will sew.? The complaint against Sewing Machines generally, has been that they very easily get out of order, and become useless to the purchaser. But here Is an exception, for there is, to appearances, nothing to get out of repair. Ami we wonder again, so simple a thing will sew such a beautiful, straight, even and firm seam, that never can be rivaled, either in beauty or strength, by any work done in the ordinary way. It sews in the finest muslin or the coarsest hardest cloth, doing every kind of workwhicli families require, and is also adapted to shoe and saddle manufacturers'use. We have seen some very elegant specimens of work done on leather, that was not only handsome but strongWe have never seen so complete a Sewing Machine before, or one we could so freely recommend to our readers, who need such a thing as this; and since Sewing Machines have become almost a necessity in every family where there is much sewing'to be done, we advise all to purchase this in preference to any other. WHITNEY & LYON. Proprietors, 345 Broadway, New York. Sold by B. T. WHEELER, Yorkville, 8. 8. A Book fob the Sick oy Dm Samuel S. Fitch. ?Six Lectures on the causes and cure of Consumption, Asthma. Bronchitis, Heart Disease, Dyspepsia, Female Complaints, and Chronic Diseases generally (bound, 380 pages. 30 engravings), by Dr. SamuelS. Fitch; explainingtheaauthor's treatment by which he both prevents and cures the above diseases. This book has been the means of saving thousands of lives. Price, 25 cents. Sent by mail, post-paid for 40 cents. Apply to Dr. S. S. Fitch, office 714 Broadway, New York. Consultation personally or by letter, free. o218m Pay We have heard of some astonishing cures being made by Prof. DeGrath's Electric Oil. It seems to act on the diseased parts with remarkable effect, and in a short space of time health regains its sway. See adverteement in another column. w. n. wir.so.v. . i. i). witherspoon, jr. WILSON * WITHERSPOON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, YORKVILLE, 8. C. Office in the building at the rear of C. House, formerly occupied by Col. I. D. Witherspoon, Sr. Nov 4 44 tf c davis melton, 1 f sam'l w. melton. Chester, 8. C. / \ Yorkville, S. C. MELTON & MELTON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, yobkvjlle, s. c. Will practice in the Courts of Union, York, Lancaster Chester, and Fairfield Districts, flgr Particular attention given to collections, Office In the "Adickes Building"?Up-Stalrs. Jan 7 1 tf YORKVILLE PRICES CURRENT. CORRECTED BY THOMAS S. JEPFERYS " WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17,1868. GROCERY MARKET. APPLES, dried, bnsh ? green, bush ? BAGGING. Gunny, "jd yd 18 ? 19 BALE ROPE, ^ lb 11 ? 13.1 COFFEE, Rio, ^ lb 13 ? 14 CANDLES, Spertn, lb 60 ? 62 Adamant. lb 28 @ 83 MACKEREL, No. 1, ^ bbl ? ... No. 3. %) bbl ? 12 00 ^ Kitt, 2 75 ? 3 60 MOLASSES, N. 0., 1? gallon.. 60 ? 66 Muscovado, gal.. ? 60 Cuba, gallon,,.,. 40 ? 45 NAILS, cut, "jd lb keg ? 5J RICE. "p bushel ? 4 00 SUGAR, Brown, lb 10 ? 121 Refined lb 12J ? 15 SALT. sack - ? 2 00 YARN, bunch 1 20 ? 1 30 PRODUCE MARKET. ruic'es eaom wagons. BACON, Hams. ^ lb ? 13J Hog round, 'Jj? lb ? 114 Sides, lb ? 13 Shoulders, ^ lb., ? 10 BUTTER. ^ lb 124 ? 15 BEEF, -? lb 6} ? 7 BEESWAX. ^ lb 16 ? 17 COTTON, lb 9 00 ? 10 05 CORN. $ bush ? 50 CHICKENS, each,...". 10 ? 12J EGGS, dor 8 ? 10 FEATHERS, ^ lb 80 ? 38 FLOUR, ^ bbl 4 25 ? 4 60 sack of 100 lbs ? 2 25 FODDER, 100 lbs ? 70 LARD, ^ lb 11 ? 12 MEAL, "ft bushel, ? 55 OATS, bushel ? 40 PORK, $>Ib 61 ? 7 TALLOW, $ lb 10 ? 121 WHEAT, bushel 75 ? 85 WOOL, lb 25 ? 28 Cotton.?The sales for the week show no improvement. The transactions have been light at Quotations a shade lower than those of last week. We now quote extremes at from 9 to 10.03. CHARLESTON PRICES CURRENT. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY J. A. ESTES & Ca TUESDAY, NOV. 16, 1868. GROCERY MARKET. BAGGING, Gunny, ^ yd 15 ? 15$ BALE ROPE, -f> lb 7 ? 10 COFFEE, Rio, ^ lb 11$ ? 13 CANDLES. Adamantine, ^ lb, 20 ? 83 MACKEREL, No. 1. obi ? No. 2. %>. bbl ? No. 3. lb. bbl ? MOLA8SES, N. 0., ^ gal ? Muscovado ^ gal ? 35 Cuba ^ gal ? 29 RICE, tl 100 lbs 2 75 ? 3 50 SUGAR, Brown, ^ lb 8 ? 10 SALT, sack 85 ? 90 PRODUCE MARKET. BACON, Hams ^ lb 10 ? 15 Sides ^ lb ? 10$ Shoulders, lb 8 ? 8$ LARD. lb ? 13 CORN, bushel...in sacks.... 65 ? 68 OATS, bushel 53 ? 68 FLOUR, barrel ? 5 50 $ sack of 100 lbs ? 2 60 POTATOES?Irish?barrel. ... ? WHEAT, prime red, $ hu 1 00 ? 1 8 Prime White, ^ bush. 1 10 ? 1 20 jgk, The above are the retail prices. James A Estes & Co., will take pleasure in filling orders for "Family Supplies," at a Commission of 2$ per cent. gggggg?? Dpental. Married?In Cleveland county, North Carolina, On the 11th in>mnt, by Rev. A A McSwain, Mr. I. N. HOPPER, and Mi.-a PEftMELIA J., daughter of Montgomery Staraw.