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The Independent Press (Newspaper) - September 23, 1854, Abbeville, South CarolinaThe Independent press in every 8atubday Moi Wilno. � . Put Kytt j individual like nation fail in nothing which they boldly attempt when sustained by an determined . " willing Topra ixe yet riot afraid to blame Dollar a year in Advance. Abbeville 6. H. Saturday september 23, 1854. Advertisements. Do not neg acct to notice tic now advertisements especially those of or. I Osey and w. D. Calhoun Esq. Town property and new invention. Fever in Charleston. Tiik epidemic in Charleston we no Happy to Sny Beems to be rather decreasing. Eighteen is about the average number of deaths per Day for Tho last week. Dedication. We Aro Roque Stod to state that Rov. Or. Trio Howell will perform Tho services in connection with Tho dedication of Tho new presbyterian Church in this Village on sunday n it the female mind. The perusal of the address of Rev. Or. Cross at the last commencement in Trio Madison femal College on the subject above has afforded us much instruction and entertainment. It is a Noble defence of Tho capabilities of Tho female intellect and a worthy tribute Teeth Ocause of female education. Thaqi Ca to the Friend whose kind placed it in our Way. Mysterious visitor. By some mysterious oversight this Little visitor in its first round did not observe our abode. To Are glad to say Liat its second round has discovered to it our whereabouts. It now knows the Way and we cordially solicit its monthly visits. There is a charming display of modesty and real Good sense in its conversation Mil t"1u"1burg,s. C., at 25 cents per six months. Ool Brooks and poverty. Al caustic writer in the lost Issue of the Newberr Sentinel in a Long and Able defence of col. Brooks thus puts his foot upon the slander which to denounced last week. Lie must Havo read the last press. At any rate he Lias notions very much like we have remarks have Beon made respecting his strictures on the easy manner in which some editor or editors might Decamp in a night this perhaps May be True but As to any attempt to produce an impression that lie denies patriotism to poverty or ridicules men because they Are poor is an unjust and false never uttered such a on the preceding Page will be found the communication Over the above signature. The state of society is indeed lamentable where Miok a1onro Nalo Jolo Ritu Oro guff Rcd to override Tho Strong hosta of the Law. But a redeeming feature it is that when Justice fails to find an executioner in cowering officials she rarely turns in vain to individual Bould Blush for human nature if such outrages moved it not to vengeance. Will our Friend Tell us More of How things wag out West ? nothing but alack of disposition to try could prevent him from doing much towards the entertainment of the Sprew taking Public. There Are doubtless Man stirring events in his Region More than Worth the recording. Religious revival. Quite an interesting series of meetings has been progressing in the Village and at upper Long Cane Church during the past week. Rev. Or. Baked has been preaching during that time Frith an earnestness and efficiency rarely War child in the Day at Oug Cane and in the Village at night no very marked effect has been produced in the Village except that a deep solemnity has uniformly pervaded the Large congregations who wait on his Long Cane however a very extensive revival has Boon the result. We Learned on wednesday evening the last opportunityv6 had of hearing that there were som Edity five persons who would very probably connect themselves with the Church. And Many Many Moro whose serious Demeanour betolratla/1". L 1 Lviv Jioji Usu u6verthought before. U the pleasure of listening to or. Baked was oars Bat twice during his stay and each occasion was lit night after his arduous labors in Ike country Church daring the Day. Hence doubtless Many of his Ablest sermons were unheard by us.,. Bui those were amply sufficient to impress us with a sense of by. Uncommon Power As � minister perseverance Zeal and a most Lively Faith seem to be his characteristics and Crown his labors with such see loss. Long May a continue for to Seldom look upon his like i i stealing wwj4n.y the Black River watchman he failed to on position on this subject that we must be excuse we Upter Kriefall Ditonto it it xau reprise twi entirely Bat Tom in whole bearing in this As in every other discussion we Are in no Wise inclined to charge it with intentional misrepresentation. Wem Ayik " Tai acts our position to to 1st,l& Tib Klugl death is to penalty Ynauth Medby divine Law and not demanded y of the time 2d, " Logout Ore hat of a Muu t us five of to win Alt Taftt 1,0 3febt a to he sentence comma. W we m Tod. This Desiro arose from our opposition to hanging for negro stealing under any Ordinary circumstance f and Flot that we hold the duty i of Tho governor to to to Pardon with or with i out extenuating circumstances and because his t excellency had pardoned criminals guilty of at 1least As heinous offences Ami we conceived it dim in iia �.�. We distinctly stated that we had no idea of i charging the responsibility of the Law s existence upon the executive but when Tho Power was Given Linin to modify or withdraw the penalty i annexed he should act consistently with Prcic dents established in other cases. We repeat i has Tho executive not pardoned crimes a3 Cor Nous and As destitute of extenuating Circum 1 stances is the one we have alluded to to 1 could mention them but forbear. Our positions in reference to Tho Law and the pardoning Power arc simply these 1st, the 1 Law is not a just or expedient one 2d, the pardoning Power should not rest in the hands of any single individual. These Are our Posi i Lions and it will take Moro logic Thau our Friona of Trio Wner Quimn no Mia of we to link to Havo demonstrated in former numbers their correctness and As the watch Man has failed to pc Reivo it it is sol ass to add More. When to have time and space to May give our notions in regard to the pardoning Power More definitely and at length. Aiken and ninety six Railroad. We have appropriated the above name to this Railroad not because we advocate either of these specified Points As the Termini of the Road. To have no particular feeling or particular subject. We say the Road must be built and that the charter ought to be so cured at once and then that the Road ought to be located Over the Best and most Pareti Cable route and vre Are rejoiced to learn that Edgefield c. Ii. Selma to be directly on that route. This being the Case that place alone ought to contribute a smooth Hundred thousand to secure the charter and the location of the Road through that Village. We understand that the charter requires an individual subscription of two Hundred and fifty thousand dollars by about the 15th of december next or that by its own provisions it is forfeited. This Road when built will make the communication Between Anderson and Charleston almost direct. It will be about Twenty Miles nearer than Over the contemplated Savannah Volley Road and nearly fifty Miles Shorter than the Columbia route. As to injuring the Buskin Naa an Tom Nfn vow a we uni Usu Dii Ciu i Pic Aud Columbia Railroad it is All Folly to talk about it after the completion of the Blue Ridge Road there will be Moro business thrown upon the Greenville and Columbia Road Linn can possibly be performed by both stems without the addition of a acc Odd track. This is the deliberate opinion of or. Gourdin the intelligent and enterprising president of the Blue Ridge Road and so much alive is he and the friends of the latter Road to this connexion that we understand lie has of Torch to Complete the entire line for us and equip it out and out within twelve Mon tub and to take the Butiro pay into Bonds of Trio Greenville and Columbia rail Road company. In our opinion the friends of the Greenville and Columbia rail Road ought to be wide awake on this subject or there is great danger that Thoy will be Cut out entirely. An air line Railroad from Aiken to Anderson would shorten the distance a few , and just so sure As the g. &. Road throws cold water on the Aiken and ninety six connection to it Paf. Will a ,.my wuu�qi1cu ii behalf of the air Liuo project which will resulting the final defeat and overthrow of the g. Do a Hope that those we expect to represent the people in the next legislature will Road it and not Only it but Ever other article bearing upon the us tweet. Vip resume he Rabin Gap Railroad la to cons tote a Proi Tairent feature la the transactions a i Etc thu us duo al id Tricia named. To can surely say with All be e coming modesty that these districts Aro equal e to any portion of the state of South Carolina it it would to a disgrace to South Carolina it were she to suffer the abandonment of on. Ter prize at this Day. Full Well does Bic know i the advantages which will accrue to her from o its completion. And aside from the actual advantages which it is to bestow the Honor of shaving so magnificent a railway traversing our 8 admiration of the whole country should exert some influence in Nerving the f Carolina Arm to its Aid. Yet the course pure sued by get Loman in other sections of the is state is the very one pregnant with defeat to c. Tho whole scheme. And would not to repeat e Sueh a result to an everlasting burning Dia Dgrace do such gentlemen think that the. Road As now located is to be abandoned Bei cause Forsooth it does not traverse the Centre of j. Tho state or Start from Spartanburg c. Ii. W this discovery and this opposition it scene y. To us at this late Day comes with questionable y Grace to soy Trio least was Spartanburg _ originally opposed to the selection of the Rai Ebun g p route if so then it was her right t and duty to declare herself so or Over after in hold her peace. If she was not then opposed it to it her recent conversion after a lapse of two cars arg Ucb a kind of rip Van Winkle awake ening altogether too tardy for this sleepless age. Re in either View of the Case we think it the and most becoming policy for her to have n closed the debate when Tho question was passed t upon. In the language of Jackson when they time for action arrives Stop it let this great Enterprise be secured to the i y state and not to Spartanburg Greenville , Abbeville or any other particular disc Triet and Village let it run through whatever 28 Section it May and Cross the mountains at what i-8 Gap it May so that it connects our Seaboard re with the great North West and draws thence in a Trade to Charleston which shall Render it a it Market equal to the first class. This will have to been Tho consummation devoutly to to wished is by every South carolinian. O in 1852, when this project was first mooted in after sir. Calhoun and others bad Laid it to u rest we should have been mortified to discover y any disposition to Divide and distract the coun of Una in Yunc Guiua Novoa 10 uglier it Forth an direct its inc Picut Steps by a predominance of r sectional feeling in the Mere question of its Loe cation. Much More then is our grief and astonishment now when we see efforts to Intro reduce the Brand for Tho explosion of that which is has already been done and to effectually arrest of the further prosecution of the work in any i direction. O but we do not beg the question. We hold in that the Road has been judiciously located that the Kunbun Gap is the Best route. We r May simply remark thou gli for the present c without entering a detail that the distance is id Shorter than any other surveyed route that y from Anderson to Pendleton Tho Road can be id built or nearly so with Tho Stock of the Fenoff Ducton Railroad company. Pendleton then is 11 the Point from which the Road now asking a state Aid is to Start. Will any Ono assume for a a moment the distance from the latter Point to a Knoxville tenn., to to greater than that from t. Spartanburg from Pendleton to Tho stump to Blouse Mountain is a route which cannot be re surpassed. After crossing Seneca River to 11. R. Vui a a lace of Uio country of is almost a perfect level. The Cost of constr Wintion then from Seneca to the stump Housel is obliged to be Light we venture the Asseri Tion that there is no tract of country in South i Carolina Over which a Road can be built at in As Small a Cost. From stamp House thence Asfar As we have any personal knowledge the in ninth .1. To ugh i us a a to Xiv Rungner g than the French Broad route. That monster of is our Friend the spartan the tonnes a re. It and it is truly a formidable undertaking and a will require labor and Money for its Cotna Levotion. But let us remember that this is not of the first Tunnel that was eve undertaken. The e. Georgia Road if we mistake not runs through for one of considerable length and who will Supi pose that if it had been even twice the length y of the stump Honse Tunnel the energetic ,6gians would have quailed before itt a Othi. Wuwung Movo m a Var i Uio a Vaud Gap route a that tenn4aee Haa not Only granted a charter but a pledged to build the n Road to the n. Carolina line. Whore vre a Kir Are any such provisions for any other route j n where la the charter the pledged fan def in10deed, where is tha Surrey Ove if we have j failed to lean of the existence of either let Spartanburg and tuba Owhy May be dial owed to c act with her put Down their instruments and1 Tell a Abs actual measurement the difference of in the respective distances. Let them compute � the actual gift Bronco in co a of construction n let them procure their Charters and Tho guar an tee of Tenne be o build to Tho North Caro h Lina line. And then by that time the Rabun Gap Road will have been gra ded to Tho stump a one Milead from Anderson c. Viand then surely it will 9 be too late to talk about abandoning the Roofe � for another. J 13 a 1 my Surv us up inv Huw w8 iwo a wet my West again and give on views More i Maimi i wau3ulul.we it to to learn f " t hews items. It is said to Bro is a Good potato crop on the upper Mississippi. Augusta has Noble subscribed Over is4000 for the Relief of Savannah. Col. A. Of Arlington was on the 8th inst., j1elected brigadier general 10th brigade s. O. Militia. To tithe town Council of Columbia in obedience Boito the request of a Public meeting in that cite a have donated $600 for the Relief of Havanah. Jjck there was a Frost in the neighbourhood of Albanson sunday night the Luth inst., not be or Vero enough to do any harm. A new Post office has been established in the lower part of Greenville District by the name of cottage Hill and t. 1l Stokes Dpi pointed 6postmuster. The crops in North Carolina Promise to yield to abundantly. The wheat Harvest is said to have it been Largo and the Cotton and tobacco crops look Well. To Cythe n. Y. Journal of Commerce learns that Frost was see on monday morning in some parts of Connecticut where 80 hours before the heat = was oppressive in the extreme. Clinton w. Pickett late a clerk in Cincinnati poet office and the son of a respectable citizen has been arrested on the charge of pilfering from the mails. The Gazette says he Lias confessed to abstracting at different times about$400 from the mails. A grand National convention of babies is to be held at Springfield Massachusetts on the pi5tli of next month when prizes amounting in Ivalue to $500 will be awarded to the finest a Fabics exhibited. I the number of immigrants arrived from for eign countries from the first of january to ctr i instant is officially stated to have been 217, 662.showing an excess of 22,515 Orer the a 1 rivals for the corresponding period last year. J health of Aco Stathe Board of health of Augusta makes the following report saturday september 16, 5 o clock of health reports three deaths from cd c1 t. -1. 1. Iucci guru in to Iasi Twenty your hours 01 one of which contracted Iho disease in Cli Orles c ton. Tiie Corn crop Panica correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette ridicules the extra a if ant stories that Liao been in circulation in 0 relation to the failure of the Corn crop and says we hear such melancholy accounts of the Corn crops that the country is up in Arras Andi have no doubt the Farmer thinks that his crop is Tho Only one in the country All others Hay Aing failed. 1 will admit in some sections Tho n i. 11 i " i Iii g warm us oui ii lit Butlien uric Mizii quoth Reo fourth and to on alien if you please Cadd the Stock of old Corn now in the country to the present crop 3-ou have More than a i average this is not guess work but thorough investigation. I am not an a Way interested in s flour or com but merely in my travels this summer have made personal examinations and find no cause of alarm Only to speculators and Humbug to receipts. A tiie following persons have paid their sub g to menu v fiume Ollie Independent " press .1 a a Roberta Lagrange $2 Rev z w Barnes Lown Daville a ii Alexander Richland miss h Mouroe Greenwood so 11 Pewu sprue Iii Ali dog Tano i Holder ninety sir " Ojohn Workman Lebanon. To t m Morrow Abbeville of Robt Hodges Lowndesville " opt j p Nixon Woodlawn " h � Jackson Dalton a Bstewart Huntington so Ujj w Wilcott Newberry of Thos e Owen Abbey due a j Campbell. Mountain View Crowther Diamond hol will be nerd Moffatt rills cd req Fogts Qeen-wo6d � " dox x a Senor x had Colo it May speedily Lead von. To mar my rut 4,iwi4�i by. And a dub Chewey exp Boto re slut m a efficient and i Pattit t remedy which it Hub Veli triad ttdno4e found wanting. Moy phys Diana a to by logo razed of it comp option mar Frt ont Bupt mum Mph to Giren r6&tar it Woody Knof trn far. Us inv left pfc out to 4 Moular Urier says the other morning a Young girl me twelve or fourteen Yean of age residing Lio family of one of the editor of this paper Oso from her bed remarked to another girl Lio slept in the some room with her that Shkolir Allt. Misiaf ? of nmn in o if Ramod she saw her Little brother and her a cd a if lie was dead and since she was she still a few his face whichever Way Sefl looking As if he was dead. Scr is cd herself and wont Down stairs to Pursati work but in less than fifteen minutes was brought her that her Broth had died that morning. Strange was t it t the Market. . Sony 1 5 in finn to 8i. Polimnia sept 13the Cotton Market we Glicr More settled yesterday with prices lady and uniform. 100 Bales were sold at 6 8$ cents for inferior to Good middling Oldi ton and 8 too for new. Obituary. Died,.on the 13th inst., of inflammation the liver and stomach mrs. Drucilla be in the 38th year of her age. Mrs. Tace is been a member of the Church Sinco the a 1840 and although it is usual to in Virtues of the dead we venture nothing Ore than will he endorsed by All who knew it when we soy that Lier whole life has Beed existence of evenness of temper piety Andra tical christianity. She left behind Ner Nolc mics but Many warm and Ever abiding feuds among whom is an affectionate Ana ind husband with nine children the youngest1 infant to mourn their irreparable loss. I. Alt Jable town lots Fob Sale. R will sell on very accommodating terms a Tho following lots of land lying in a incorporate limits of Tho town of Abbeville Amidi Atchly on the Cokesbury Road to wit Macb jl9 containing 5 acres 1 Rood and 38 perches. Up this lot there Are two Good kitchens and feel Lent Garden. A " so 229ontaiiiing7 a arcs and 11 perches. Upon Liis t there is 0 Fine dwelling House within necessary outbuildings All new and r go droll of containing 4 acres 3 Roods and 86 perches pon this lot Thero is a Fine dwelling10use, now completed with a Good Kitchen and will be Othor necessary outbuildings. A 0. Muf uhf hunted about far enough from the business Art of town to Render them very desirable for Privato residences and in full View of the is a sufficiency of Wood upon Lien to furnish firewood for Twenty approved purchasers i will sell upon terms and will take Good heroes in part payment those who wish Gooda gains would do Well to Seo me and Examinee lots before purchasing elsewhere. B. . Abbeville a in sept 18, 1864, 20tf a a new invent Ion. Rolls will inform the planters of Abbeville and Laurens districts that i have Resnol purchased the celebrated Cotton see planter Italy patented by or. J. T. 4 l j. Wait he right of the above named districts a Dill Send an agent Over the two districts and Rii bit it who will be authorised to sell of twin Maoli ino. "�".1.-0 a it Lually v5, us s reasonable terms As can be afforded. The Lantor will be an excellent thing to Drill any outlier manure. 1 feel assured will not rail to give satisfaction to every one to will try it. W. D. Calhoun sept. 19, 1854 2-20 of. O the planters of Abbeville and Baarens. We have sold w. D. Callioni the exclusive Juht to our Patent Cotton planter for the District above named and can cheerfully recoil edit As a very useful and variable machine. J. To i l j. Wait. The state of South is Arouna Noo Vuce . W t7iierea8, Samuel p. Leard has applied t to to for letters of administration on ii and singular the goods and Cha ties rights rid credits of John Leard late of the Detrio aforesaid deceased we i these Are therefore to cite and singular the Kindred land deceased to be find appear before is air next Ordinary a the said it Istria be Holden at Abbeville cont House on Cheu rth Day of october next to show cause any Why the said administration should Nof Iven under Andul Thiol of september in the year of our lord one thousand eight Hundred and fifty-5? in the the Vonty Nihti year of Ain Erieau sept a 84.to i w fcto1 of it i All and Sibi roup the Godi Emy Kohte Tod credits of pc Phuk. Macai or be of the District aforesaid Demaeo

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