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Why the Abolitipnists Support
Lincoln *.
LETTER EROM hon. DANIEL e. somes to
hon. gerrit SMITy.a?^.
[From the Bost m Liberator, Oct. 5.]
Biddekord, Me., Aug. 27, 1850.
Dear Sir: In yours of the 13th ult., you
deplore the defeat of Mr. Birney, tmf Abo?
lition candidate for the Presidency in 1844,
and infer that the anti-slavery sentkaent
has declined, because the radical Abolition
party does not number so many votes las
it did at that time.
"With the highest regard for yonr mor?
al and intellectual powers, I beg leave to'
point out a few f.icts which you seem jto
have overlooked. W
It is true that sixty thousand men cast
their votes for Mr. Birney in 1844, and1
did so from a sense of duty growing out
of the conviction that slavery was wrong,
in the absract, and it was therefore right
to adopt measures for its abolition, as well
as to prevent its extension by opposing
the admission of Texas. B ut white they
all agreed upon the two facts*, the wrong
of slavery and the right of abolition, they
did not agree upon any- general plan of
* operations. Som% contended for immedi?
ate emancipation by Congressional enact?
ments, some proposed disunion? and'others
insurrection. ? ?
As these means were at war with the
principles of our institutions and the spir?
it of a Christian civilization, the Clay
"Whigs, who were plainly opposed to the
extension of slavery, clung to their organ?
ization and hoped for the best, while the
Democratic party, pretending that Texas
would be an outlet for-slavery in old
States, and thereby become a means of its
final extinction, triumphed and added an?
other link of its chain. The Whigs,
smarting under the defeat, charged the
Birney men with having caused it; while
the slave power, stillen the garb of Dem?
ocracy, grew bold and defiant.
Its arrogance and - aggresions have
gradually opened the eyes of the people of
the free States, and they arc now ready
i?to adopt any Constitutional measures to
break its force; but they are as loth to
accept .any which are illegal or impracti?
cable as they wire in 1844; and more so,
for they now see more clearly thencccssi
ty of prompt and effective action. Those
of the sixty thousand who are not co-ope?
rating with you may be found in the Re?
publican party doing good service. They
have been engaged for many ye?fe in
scattering the seeds of truth among the
?^na"BsesT/?T^ if not a majority
of the voters in the free States are fired
with the true spirit of wisdom, and anima?
ted by a fixed purposo, not only to pre
venfthe further growth of the slave pow?
er, butjg$o beard the lion in his den.
' How can this be done, it may be asked;
without interfering with State rights'? I
answer,by placing'Mr. Lincoln in the Pres?
idential chair, and holding his administra?
tion to the letter of the Constitution and
the Republican platform. In other words
i^may be done by placing the govern
/ment in the hands of men who will have
courage to " defend the freedom of speech
and the press" in the slavo States. Let
this constiiAitional right be defended by
the Execuij.vo, and slavery would soon
be on the wane. Agitation, which is an?
other name for free speech, is all the
friends of .liberty can rely on for success.
It is the pioneer's axe, which hews down
ignorance and prejudice, and opens the
^, way for the entranoe^f truth alTd the ex
^ "Orcise Of those powers which God has giv
^ew His children for the working out of
their own salvation; while laws are but
milestones by the wayside, showing how
far the race has advanced toward self
Every political party sinco the Revolu
, tion has professed, during somovperiod of
its history, to be opposed to the extension
of slavery, and yet this monster has been
stealthily fastening its fangs on new terri?
tory, poisoning the soil and blighting ev?
ery green thing with its hellish breath.
Ute reason is very obvious. It is because
the South, by its adroit manoeuvering, has
diverted the North from its constitutional
rights to meot new issues" yearly put forth
to divido the free and consolidate the
slave States.
It is absurd to think of staying tho
march of this demon by resorting to un?
constitutional means, or by carrying on a
guorrilla war in the outskirts of tho coun?
try, or even by attempting to smother it
by fencing it in. It will either contract
or continue to expand. It will never
cease to be aggressive until it is forced
into a dofensive position. Shall we con?
tinue to waste our breath by chasing false
lights? Must wo be satisfied with cap?
turing, now and then, one of tho picket
guard or a stray mule ? Is it wise to let
the army that has won a victory in every
contest remain quietly entrenched behind I
the bulwark of booty, ready to make
fresh attacks on the rights of tho people
the first opportunity that offers? Or
shall wo send the American flag, with free
speoch and a freo press emblazoned on ev?
ery fold, into their camp, accompanied
with a proclamation by the President,
that it "must and shall bo maintained?"
Should tho latter course bo pursued we
should hear no more about Congressional
slave codes, or of popular sovereignty in
the Territories, oligarchy, would have no
time to attend to these outside arrange?
ments, but would bo busy in defending
the " divine institution " at home.
But suppose tho Republican party gets
control" of the government, what then.
Have we any evidence that these con?
stitutional rights will be defended ? In
order to answer this question correctly,
we ranstmrst examine the platform and
then analyze the sentiment of the party.
We shall then be able to ascertain what
its prominent idea is. Platform? do not
always represent the men who control the
party. They arc too often us'ed as a
'means to an end?a stage on which men
of various shades of opinions and degrees
of influence play the parts assigned them,
during a Presidential campaign; but when
<lhe performance is over, and the President
cis inaugurated, the managers take control
of him, while the people are left to see
that the scenery and costume are taken"
care of for future use.
ltFirst, then, what are ?he principles cm
bedied in' the platform? -Second what is
the prevailing idea of the party ? Do they
^armonize ?
The following resolution of the Chicago
platform contains the principles of the
2. That the maintenance of the princi?
ples promulgated in tho Declaration of
Independence, and embodied in*the Fed?
eral Constitution, is essential ?to the pre?
servation of our republican institutions,
and that'the Federal Constitution, the
rights oflihe States, and the Union of the
States, must and shall be preserved.
In the Declaration of Independence, to
which tho above resolution refers, we find
the following:
We hold these truths to be self evident;
that all men are created equal; that they
are endowed by their Creator with cer?
tain inalienable rights; that among these
are life, liberty and the pursuit of lij-ppi
ness. That to secure these rights govern?
ments are instituted among men, deriving
their just powers from th<js consent of the
governed ;'' that whenever any form of
government becomes destructive of these
ends it is the right o? the people to alter
or abolish it, and to institute a new
government, laying its foundations on
such principles, and organizing its powers
in 6uch form as to them shall seem most
j likely to effect their safety and their hap?
Now, what says the constitution ?
. Congress shall make no law respecting
an establishment of religion, or prohibit?
ing tho free exorcise thereof; or abridging
the freedom of speech or of the pr?ss; or
the right of the people peaceably to as?
semble and to petition the government for
a redress of grievances.?
- The Constitution, and the laws of the
United States which shall be made in pur?
suance thereof; and all treaties made, or
which shall be made, under the authority
of the United States, shall be the supreme
law of the land; and the judges in every
State shall bS'hound thereby, anything to
the contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives be?
fore mentioned, and the members of the
several State Legislatures, and all execu?
tive and judicial officers, both of tho Unit?
ed States and of the several States, shall
bo bound by oath or affirmation to sup?
port this Constitution.
Again: -;
The citizens of each Stato shall be enti?
tled to all privileges and immunities of
citizens in the several States.
Hero aro rights so clearly sot forth that
they can bo understood by all, without an
interpretation from the Supreme Court.
If Mr. Garrison desires to publish an
anti-slavery paper in Eichmond, '.he Pres?
ident is bound by his oath of offcee to de?
fend him against mobs or Stato laws.
Should Wendoll Phillips tako it into his
head to stump the South, ho must be pro?
tected, if necessary, by the army and
It seems to mo that this platform is
broad enough to hold all who regard slave?
ry as an evil, and yet high enough in its
tone to satisfy tho most radical anti-slave?
ry men who desire to see slavery abolish?
ed in tho most speedy, and, at the same
time constitutional manner; and the only
question is, will tho Republican party come
up to the standard whieh it has itself
orectod ? Why should it not? Tho gov?
ernment will bo in the hands of men who
regard slavery as a curso and a crime, and
they will have Ehe means necessary to ac?
complish their purpose. The leading idea
of tho fathers was liberty, and they agi?
tated the subject until tho pooplo were
ready to revolutionize the government,
and to lay down their lives to attain their
Jefferson wont to the vergo of constitu?
tional power to break down federalism and
build up Republicanism.
The controlling idea of Jackson was
individual equality against a moneyed
monopoly ;* and in order to throttlo the
United States Bank, he trampled tho con?
stitution, as construed by the Supreme
Court, under his^feet.
Since his administration tho powers of
the government hs#e*t>een wielded to sus?
tain, consolodato and entend a money-ed
monopoly based on human flesh, amount?
ing to two thousand millions of dollars;
and, to accomplish this masterpiece of des?
potism, the constitution has been misinter?
preted and grossly violated.
Tho Republican party is made up by
Northern men with Northern sentiments,
and wo have a right to infer that tho con
troling influen'ceof tho Lincoln administra?
tion will be in favor of liberty and equality,
founded on natural and constitutional
rights; and to secure these rights to every
individual, they will have to employ such
means as tho constitution has placed in
their hands, and which if used, will lead to
the following result:
1. The prohibition of the employment
of slaves in'thc dockyards and Executive
2. The abolition of slavery in ..the Dis?
trict of Columbia.
3. Ultimate emancipation in.the"' slaves
States, by the introduction of a free speech
and a free press.
4. The exclusion of slavery from the
Territories by the same agencies, or by
Congressional intervention as the last re?
sort, m
This is the republican platform when
stripped to its naked framework, and is in
harmony with the leading^sentiment of
the jjarty. Why then, cannot you vote
as cheerfully for Mr. Lincoln as you did
for^fr. Birney ? Why should not you
and your party, and Mr. Garrison and his
associates, join the only organization that
can lift the yoke from the necks of the
down-trodden and oppressed!
We do not need your votes tosecure the
election of Mr. Lincoln, for I suppose it is
regarded, if not conceded by all intelligent
politicians, that heis to be the next Pres?
ident. But you would add strength to
the positive men of the party, and assist
in inaugerating the new civilization of the
South, while we in turn would smooth
your little army of brave men, who arc
now bristling with Sharpc's rifles and John
Brown pikes and disunion, into a Consti?
tutional and Christian warfare.
You have fought a good, fight, and have
fulfilled your mission. You struck out in
the night of our history, and pushed for?
ward through the dark wilderness of bigo
try and prejudice, and with your engineer?
ing implement cleared the way for the
great army of progress; and now, instead
of sharing in the victory, you stand hack?
ing away at the old stumps, and censuring
the friends of hjuman rights because they
are not armed with the kind of weapons
which you expected them to carry.
(lljc SiiufTSOit |ntf[iijcirctr.
One Cy{jj*bnb'ycnr, invariably in advance,.$1.00.
Advertisements inserted at modcrato rates: liberal
deductions made to those who will advertise by the
Having disposed of my enterest in the Intelligencer
to Jas. A. Hctt, with this publication my con?
nection with it ceases. It is with feelings of rcluc
-nn-c-e in.ii i rise my?icxfc-vr *. -joTxrnai, tnc vise
and progress of which I have looked to with so
much interest, and bid adieu to kind friends who
have given us their aid, by word and deed, which
will enable it to stand alone, while yet in its in?
fancy. But while my heart is mellowed by the
tender, and pathetic word adieu, I can utter it,sus?
tained by the hope that your relation to the Intelli?
gencer will b; of longer duration than mine has
been, as well as from the further satisfaction of be?
lieving that your interests will not suffer in the
hands of him to whom I now commit it. Mr. Hovt
is a practica, printer?shaslc and vigorous writer,
and in every respect, competent to make a newspa?
per interesting, and instructive. With truth em?
blazoned on its mast-head and judgment and dis?
cretion its rudder, I doubt not that it will brave
the tempestuous sea of politics,and eventually enjoy
the placid sea that succeeds the storm.
To those engaged in preparing food for the pub?
lic mind, with but little remuneration, I extend the
parting hand, regretting that 1 am so circumstan?
ced, as to withdraw my name from the list of bene?
Tc those who arc laboring for the Intelligencer,
wo say farewell, and to the Devil, a long farewell.
The reader will learn from the above card, that
Mr. Featherston has disposed of his interest in
the Intelligencer to the undersigned, who will here?
after bo ttione upon the stormy sea of editorial
life. And in appearing before the public as a vol?
untary "sentinel upon the watch-tower," it is
proper to indulge, in brief terms, an expression of
my feelings, objects and purposes, and as ..briefly
indicate the course winch will govern my actions.
The Intelligencer entered upon existence ns an in?
dependent journal, unlrammcled by party tics or
ulterior influences of nny kind whatever?having
for its guidance the brilliant star of Truth, wedded
to the interests and destinies of the people among
whom it i:5 published, and an earnest advocato of
resistance to ihc usurpation of Southern rights and
immunities. Its consistency thus far is to be
judged by the intelligent readers who'have num?
bered themselves among its supporters, and I can
only promise an adherence to the principles and
objects already advocated through its editorial
columns. To the people of Anderson, my place of
residence by choice, I shall at all times be ready
to discharge my duties as a citizen, and to them I
confidently lock for patronage and aid to sustain
the enterprise which is now solely mine, and which
asks support upon its own merits?nothing more
nor less. ^
It is with genuine feelings of regret that I re?
ceive the farewell word from my late partner. Our
intercourse has been of the most cordial and
friendly character, and it is to me a matter of pe?
culiar sorrow that circumstances are such as to
render it proper and right for him to retire from
tho fraternity. He carries with him my heartiest
wishes for golden success and prosperity, andean
easier life than an editor's can possibly afford.
To tho brethren of the Press I am no stranger,
and I can approach them with little diffidence in
asking a continuance of their kindly recognition
and fraternal regard.
To readers generally, I would make the pro
foundest bow, and subscribe myself the public's
very humble servant,
jggy^Wc have been requested to state that the stu?
dents of the Anderson Military Academy ^.will de?
claim in the Court House on Friday evening at
early candle light. The public generally, and tho
Indies OBpecially. are invited to bo in attendanco
Editorial Correspondence.
Columbia, >"ov. 8, 18G8.
! Leaving Lome this morning for the purpose of
attending the extra session of * Tie Legislature, "I
have thought that a few reflections and jottings
of impressions already received, might not be alto?
gether unacceptable to the readers of the Intelligen?
cer. At least, they will serve to fill a niche and
drown that unmerciful and ncTer-cndingcry of tlio
imp, "more copy I" It is as much, therefore, with
a desire to relieve the locum tenet, as anything-else,
that this attempt at scribbling is made.
The passengers this morning consisted princi?
pally of members and candidates for the various
offices within the gift of the Legislature. Acces?
sions were made to each class at almost every sta?
tion, and by the time we readied the city, die cars
were quite filled with obedient servants and lordly
masters. About one-half the members from the
up-country came down to-day, and something near
that proportion of the low-country representatives
are here. The principal topic among all has been
the expected political events of the next few weeks
The subject is talked of with that gravity and
feeling which become tho startling aspect of the
times, and every one seems deeply impressed with
the importance and responsibility of his station as
a citizen of this proud commonwealth?one that
commanda so much respect from those allied to her
in interes:, and receives her full share of denun?
ciation and bitter abuse from the common enemy.
So far as 1 am able to judge, there is no disposi?
tion to rererse the policy of South Carolina?we
might say, the settled policy, or, as expressed by
resolution of the General Assembly last winter,
"still defjring to her sister Southern States," she
stands reidy at a moments warning to dissolve the
ties that bind her to the Federal Union, and unite
in forming a Southern Confederacy. This is the
position of all whom I have heard express them?
selves to-day, including separate secessionists and
cer-opcrationists of 1831. Both parties are agreed
that the Stale should be thoroughly prepared,
"armed r.nd equipped" as the times direct. Pru?
dence and caution will undoubtedly be exercised
to prevent the inauguration of any measure which
will tend, to create dissension among our own peo
people, or cause other States to look with the
faintest distrust upon our movements. But we
shall hare more to say of the politicalsky in anoth?
er letter, and leave the subject for the present.
It is expected that there will be strong opposi?
tion to the present Speaker of the House, Gen.
Simons, of Charleston, in the person of Mr. Di>
S.vcssriiE, who is a colleague of the General's.
Col. Aumicn, of Barnwell, and Mr. Mu .uxs,
"the gentleman from Liberty,'' are likewise spoken
of for ;hc Speakership. We will be enabled tu
to givo the result by Monday night, it is fair to
conjecture. The incumbent Clerk of the House,
Col. J. T. Sloan, of our District, who has filled the
office so efficiently for the last six years, will have
no Opposition, lie is ccrtaiuly qualified in an em?
inent degree for the position, and by his courteous
and obliging disposition, has become popular to
such r.n extent, that it would be "burning day?
light" alarmingly for a competitor to enter the
field. For the remaining and minor offices of the
House, there arc candidates ud injinitum almost,
whose chances arc as varied and uncertain as a
woman's idea of matrimony.
The delegation from Anderson arc here, with
the exception of Gen. Harbison, who is expected
on Monday. Col. Mattison, Maj. Mooke and
Maj. lVniTXF.li, arc stopping at this House, (Hunt's
Hotel,) and Col. Hayxk at the Congarcc House.
They arc ail active, working men, and our good
District may be proud of them.
As it is growing late, I will close this rambling
episnrj, rniu-dcnneTcarrcrs of the Intelligencer good
night I J. A. H.
Colombia, Nov. 5, .IS?O.
The Legislature convened this day at 12 o'clock,
M., precisely. Hon. W. D. Porteu, of Charleston,
was elected President of the Senate, without oppo?
sition. The Senator from Laurcns, Hon. W. D.
Simpson, announced the death of his predecessor,
the late Col. J. H. Ir.av. and the Senate adjourned
out of respect to bis memory, i did not hear'the
eulogy pronounced by Mr. Sliirsu:; .a miking the
announcement, but learned from an intelligent lis?
tener that it was characterized by the deepest feel?
ing, and most touching eloquence?indoed, a supe?
rior ;ffort on such an occasion.
The Hon. Ja As Simons was elected by a unani?
mous vote as Speaker of the House?tho oppositiun
to l im having been withdrawn. This renewed
compliment to Gen. Simons seemed to excite I lit
wannest emotions, which were apparent in the
delivery of his thanks for the same.
' Col. Sloan was also c'.cctc.l unan.muti.-.y 10 the
office of Clerk.
The other officers have not been chosen.
At this writing, the Legislature ts in caucus ; i
agree upon electors to cast the vole of the Suue i.u
the Presidential election.
A number of resolutions were offered to-day,
but I have not the time to make special mention of
I forgot to say, in the right place, that Gov.
Gist sent in a message pending the organization
of tbfl House. He recommends the call of a Con?
vention should the Black Republican nominee be
elected President, and the adoption of such meas?
ures as were necessary to place the State in a po?
sition to defend herself His message was thor?
oughly resistance in sentiment, though exceptions
might be taken to some of its positions as a matt?r
of listory. But I am not disposed to cavil, and
therefore dismiss his Excellency's suggestions with
this brief notice.
I t is altogether uncertain when the Legislatu re
will now adjourn. Many favor continuance of the
session indefinitely, or in other words, up to the
regular time of convening?the fourth Monday.
But this docs not meet the sanction of a large nui.i
bei-, who feel disposed to abide the action of other
Suites before the calling of a Convention. It
seems to me, from present indications, that simul?
taneous action with other States in seceding from
the Union, receives general sanction. This is de?
sirable, and I honestly believe will be obtained.
And on the contrary, if South Carolina leads off
without any reference to her sisters' actions, some
distrust will be brought about. The members,
generally, look upon any movement at this time,
in regard to the issues before them, as imbued with
grave importance, and wisdom, caution and firm?
ness will be impressed upon whatever they do.
I write most hurriedly, and must close this epis?
tle now, to be in time for the mail.
_J. A. II.
The Agricultural Society.
Wo understand that on Monday last a meeting
of the citizens of tho District was held in the Co in
House, to take the initiary steps preparatory to or?
ganizing an Agricultural Society at this place. We
do not know what was done, as wc were not pres?
ent, but heartily congratulate those engaged in so
commendable an undertaking, and wish them ev jry
success. It is an enterprise which, if conducted
properly, and carried out successfully, must neces?
sarily result in good to the whole District. Let the
farmers, then, the merchants, and all other pro?
fessions come to its support, and with liberal haids
eutablish it upon a basis that will be successful
prosperous and lasting.
: " Association of 18S0."
This is the title of an organization in t.'ie city of
Charleston for the printing and circulation of politi?
cal tracts, to elevate Southern sentiment on the
great ,question of the day, and to awaken the popu?
lar mind to the right.'! involved and to the urgent
necessity of prompt and vigorous action. They:
have already issued two pamphlets?one, " Tho
South alone should govern the South," written
by Hon. Joii.v Townsexd, and the other, on the
doctrine of coercion and the right of secession, by
the lion. IV. D. Pouter. Both these documents
are marked for their ability, fairness and logical
force, and testify the commendable objects of the
Association. Sound doctrine and conservative
principles arc worthy of circulation at all times,
but in the present agitated condition of the country,
it is all important that the people generally be cor?
rectly informed of the issues and dangers before
them. To do this cffiictually, requires an associat?
ed effort on the part'of leading men everywhere,
and we carefully commend the "Association of
1SG0 '' to the'prominent citizens in our section.
They can do much towards preparing and mould?
ing the political opiaions of others by disseminat?
ing sound views.
A package of the publications named above has
beca sent to the address of W. W. Humphreys,
Esc ., who will take pleasure in distributing to any
who may call on hi:n.
Williamatoa Burnt.
We have just received the startling intelligence
that the town of Williamston was burned to the
grc'Und on yesterday morning about .1 "o'clock.
Ev(jry house from the Railroad to the Creek was
destroyed, except fir. Millwee's Drug Store, and
an old blacksmith idiop. The fire, as we arc in
foimcd, originated in the old hotel, which had
bC'.m rolled back forac distance from its original
foundation, and was not in use for any purpose,
thus evidencing that it was the deliberate and ma?
licious act of an incendiary. The loss we have
hcariU?Bstimatcd from one hundred and fifty to two
hundred thousand dollars. Both hotels, Mr. Wni.
Miulues's store. Mr. Pickle's dwelling and store,
w:rc among the cunsilTTicJ.
Monday last, saleday, was the occasion of con?
vening quite a number of our citizens from all parts
of the district. Several tracts of land and four ne?
groes were exposed to sale. Owing to the excite?
ment consequent upon the probable election of
Lincoln, the negroes, we think, did not bring their
fill value. One likely negro girl, 13 years old,
sold, upon a credit of twelve months, for ?913.
J The all absorbing topic of the day was politics.
We conversed with a great many, and were grati?
fied to find them to a man in favor of resistance in
(he event of Lincoln's election.
Applications to the Legislature,
As the time for the regular annual meeting of
he Legislature approaches, it would be well for
societies, churches, companies, &c, deserving an
act of incorporation, to gel up a petition to that
cITcct; and after attaining a sufHcicnt number of
Mgnaturcs, to place tire same in the hands of
our Senator or one of the delegation before they
leave for the regular session. Societies acting in
this way, can name in the petition the persons
whom they desire to act as their trustees or war?
dens, and their names will be included in the bill,
which will of course be more satisfactory to all
parties. The importance of vending petitions will
be manifest to all, and we trust, for the convenience
of members alone, that this duty will be promptly
Mess Ulceting.
By reference to our advertising columns, it will
be seen tliat a number of our most substantial cit?
izens from the neighborhood of Craylonvillc, have
called a meeting for the purpose of forming a Min?
ute Association on the 17th inst. Distinguished
speakers arc expected to address the meeting. In
view of this fact, and the importance of the meas?
ures to be inaugurated, a general turnout of citi?
zens will be expected. In this connection we will
ask if Anderson Village is to be the last preparing
for " coming.' events 1" Will not her young men
step forward sind emulate tho patriotic example set
them by other sections of t!ieSfa;c, and by the
whe'e South. We think they will, we know they
will Then let in. .-.d.ipt measures for thc'iV?;ne</i
tie organization of a company in our village.
Not Exactly Beat!
We acknowledged last week the kindness of a lady
friend in sending us a Beel. After the paper had
been issued, it was discovered that we had inad?
vertently committed a blunder in giving the name,
as tins vegetable is better known as the Radish, and
as was sin ted. weighed one pound and six ounces !
It makes a god-sized Radish, but not much of a
fjt<&~ The patrons of the Intelligencer will make all
due allowances for our inexperience and shortcom?
ings. Thccditor being absent, we have boldly mount?
ed the tripod and assumed all the d.gnitict.bnt few of
the responsibilities of the position. From short ex?
perience we conclude that they (the Editors) have
a glorious time?we have, since temporary eleva?
tion, been made the recipient of three beautiful and
artistically arranged boqucls. cigars in abundance,
and a host of other things too numerous to men?
tion ; none of which, we dare say, would ever have
found a -local habitation"' in our sanctuary, but
for the absence of the editor.
Farmer and Planter.
We have received the November number of this
periodical, and find it, as usual, replete with inter?
esting and instructive matter. AH who have not
subscribed for it, should do so immediately.
I?"" Messrs. Sloan Sullivan & Co., will accept
our acknowledgements, for a fine lot of cigars.
These gentlemen, notwithstanding the excited
state of political affairs, still continue to " under?
sell" all competitor?. They keep on hand a large
assortment of dry goods, &c. Give them a call.
JBe??" Farmers having peas to dispose of, will con?
sult their own interest by calling uponSLOAX, Sul?
livan & Co. Sec their advertisement.
HonniULK Muhdes.?ThcColumbiaOarolinan ot
yesterday, says!
" A most horrible murder was committed, it is
supposed, on Tuesday night, by Robfy^tflewart,
living in the Sand Hills, abou? lour miles from
Columbia. His house had been shut Ihr a tlay or
two. This excited curiosity, and finally suspicym
so strong that the door was forcibly entered. He
was fonnd lying on a bed by Ihe skkof the dead
body of his wife. Upon examination, it was found
io be most horribly mutillatcd from head to foot.
The head was severely cut in several places, and
the body had been punched and disfigured with a
piece of iron, which the fiend mus; have heated for
the purpose. He had been on a drunken frolic, and
was still in that condition when/he committed the
horrible deed. A Coroner's inquest was held yes?
terday, and a verdict returned in accordance with
tho facta. Stewart was committee to jail to await
hi? trial.''
Rbfcses to Receive Them?The Government of
Liberia has refused to receive the re-captured Afri?
cans who were sent to that colony from Key West,
and who were captured by our cruisers and landed
at Monrovai in August last. The number of Afri?
cans thus landed arc about twenty-four hundred.
The American Colonization Society have a con?
tract with the ?. S. Government under the law of
last session, to take charge of all these Africans for
one year for the compensation of one hundred dol?
lars a head; but the Libcrian Government refuses
permission for the negroes to remain, in its territo?
ry, or under its protection, without'the same com?
pensation which the Colonization Society is to re?
From Texas.?We have read a letter from a gon
tleman, who some years back moved from old
Chester, and settled in Rusk County, Texas. He
gives rather an unfavorable acco inf of that coun?
try, ond that those who are setflodin Carolina, had
better not move away. He states that crops are
almost an entire failure, and that water is very
scarce in that country. The ground, ho states, has
not been thoroughly wet there since last February.
Corn is worth nearly S3 per bushel delivered, in
that county, flour ?16 per barrel, bacon 20 cents
per pound, beef 8J cents per pound. A great
many people arc leaving Rusk county, this FaU,
and going into Arkansas and other countries.
Money it is stated is very scarce-in Texas, and
there is no cotton raising to bring money to th*
farmer. Some persons have been hung by a mob
there, who were accused of setting fire to. houses,
towns, &c.?Cluster Standard.
South Carolina will send to the Dext Congress of
the United States, if it ever meets, from the "1st
Congressional District, John McQueen, re-elected ;
from the 2d, W. Porcher Miles, re-elected; 3d, L.
M. Ayer, in place of L. M. Keitt resigned; 4th,
Milledge L. Bonftatn, re-elected; 5th, John D.
Ashmore, re-elected ; Oth, W. W. Boyce, re-elected.
ANDERSON, November 8, 1860.
COTTON.?The sales for week ending yesterday,
two o'clock p. m., amount to 300 bales, at 9 to 10J.
The highest paid yesterday, however, was 10-31
THE copartnership heretofore existing between
the publication of the Anderson Intelligencer is this
day dissolved by mutual consent. Mr. Iloyt becom?
ing the sole proprietor. All demands against the
firm of Fcatherston & Hnyt will be paid by Jas. A.
Hoyt, and 'all moneys due the firm must be paid to.
him. _
Nov. 8, 1800 13 if
WANTED, at the ?'Cheap Corner." One. Thousand"
bushels of well cleaned Cow Peas, for which fair
prices will be paid. We have on hand a largu
stock of Fall and Winter Goods, for sale cheap.
Nov. 8, 1800 13 tf
Sheriff's Sales.
Bv virtue of various writs of Fiera Facias to mo
directed, I will expose to sale on Saleday in De?
cember next, within the usual hours of sale, before
the Court House door at Anderson, the following
property, to wit:'
One track of land containing 18G acres moro or
less, on tii" west side of Seneca River, bounded by
lands of William Palmer and others. And also,
one track containing four acres tvnd twenty-nine
rods, with a mill on it. ami bounded by lands of J.
J. Coats and the other track: and one thrcc-howa
"'?k"Tt, vue?soirel mule,Une"nb"uggy"ancrharnesB,
and one negro girl named Kate; levied on as tho
property of D. J. Hix at the suit of Brown Yandi
ver & Co.. and others. Terms cash, purchasers to
pay for all necc?sarv pancivi.
J. D. M. DOBBINS, s. a. d.
November 8, 1800. 13 td.
Southern Rights Meeting at
The citizens of Anderson and Abbeville Dis?
tricts, irrespective .of party names, arc invited to as?
semble in Mass Meeting at Craytonville, on Satur?
day, the 17th day of November, for the purpose of
discussing the crisis which is upon us, and enrol?
ling themselves as Minute Men.
Hon. J. L. Orr, Hon. J. W. Harrison, Hon. J. D.
Ashmore, Gen. S. M. Wilkes, Mnj. John V. Moore,
and Col. Warren D. Wilkcs, are hereby invited to
be present and address the meeting.
The Regimental Band, at the request of some of
the members, will meet at Craytonville on that day,
instead of llaynie's.
Exercises of the day wif! commence at 10J
o'clock, A. M.
Nov. 8, 1800.
A large and well selected stock of Boys and Gents
Hats and Caps, embracing all that is new and desi?
rable, at SHARPE &. WATSON'S.
Nov. 1, 1S00 12 tf
thiety-two casesi
Making the largest Stock of Boots and Shoes to be
found in the place, consisting of Negro Brogans,
boys and mens; Boots for men and Boys; Wax
Brogans at a variety of prices and qualities; La?
dies' Sewed and Pegged Boots and Buskins; Chil?
dren's Shoes of ail sizes and qualities, with copper
toes. For sale very cheap by
Nov. 1, 18G0 12 tf
TO RENT, a good place, in 2J miles of Anderson
Court House, on the Andersonville road, with com?
fortable buildings, and about 20 acres of good bot?
tom land and GO acres of upland, mostly fresl?
formerly worked by R. A. Keys.
I will rent privately up to the first Monday in
December next, and if not. disposed of by that time,
will put it up to the highest bidder at Anderson C.
II. on that day.
Nov. 1, 18G0 12 5t
To All Concerned!
THE subscriber has adopted the CASH SYSTEM,
and will positively require the money for all work
done in his Shop in the future.
All indebted by note or account are requested to
settle immediately. By so doing, they will SAVE
COST. This is certainly the last notice, a? Ttfa'ti
have money.
Nov. 1,1SG0 12 4t
Election Notice.
THERE will be an election held at tho vorioua
boxes throughout Anderson District on the second
Monday in January next for Clerk of the Court
for Anderson District, to fill the vacancy occasioned
by the expiration of the term of the presold incum?
ELIJAH WEBB, c.c.a.d.
Clerk's Office, Nov. 1, 1860 12-2?
Offico at Anderson C. H., in Broylcs" sew building
immediately below tho Post Office and opposit? the
Benson House.
All business entrusted to him * ii meet with, prompt
August 11. IS?0 1 U

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