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iti. LABORDE, Editor. "We will cling to the pillars of the tCUplO of our liberties,
and if it must fall we will perish amidst the ruins."
VOLUME 3. EDGEFIELD C. U. (S. C.) April 12, 1838.
The Edgefield Advertiser,
15 PUBLIt$IH.D
EVERY THURSDAY MIORNING.
TER318.-Three Dollars per annum if paid
in advance,-Three Dollurs and Filty Cents if
paid before the expiration of Six Months firom
the date of Subscription.-and Four Dollars if
not paid within Six Mouths. Subscribers ontof
the State ar.required to pay in adaincc.
No subscription received for less than one year,
and-no paper discontinued u.atil all arrearages
are paid, except at the option of the Editor.
All subscriptions will be continued unless oth
erwiso ordered, at the end of the year.
Any person procuring live Subscribers and
becoming responsible for the same, shall receive
the sixth copy gratis.
ADvERTIseZEMENTS conspicuously inserted at
024 cents per square, for the first imisertion. and
431 cents for each continuance. A-dvertisenents
not having the number of insertioss marked on
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charged accordingly.
All Advertisements intended for ublicationin
this paper, must be deposited in le Ollice by
Tuesday recniing.
All commumications addressed to the Editor.
(PosT PAID) will be promptly and strictly attend
ed to.
New Spring and Summer
Ge O"D S.
11HE Subscribets beg leave to inform their
friends and the public genaerally, that they
- are now receiving their SPRING AND SUM
MElt Stock of GOODS, consisting of
Black and blue black Italian Lustring Silks,
Colored Gro de nap do
Black Sinchew do
Colored Florences.
Super. Black Donhazines,
A good assortment Ladies ramcy HIankerchiefs,
do do do do do Belt Ribbons.
Ladies black and white Silk and Cotton Gloves,
do black and colored Kid do
do blk, white & color'd Cotton & Silk I lose,
do green, white aid black Gauze Veils,
Pain, J ackonet, Aull, Swiss, & Book Muslin.,
Figured and Checked do
Muslin worked Collars,
Plain Bobinet Footing anid Edging ,
A good assortment of Prints, Ginghams and
French Muslins,
Printed Jackonet do -
Plaid Swiss do
Printed French Caibries,
An assortment of Ladies Bonnets,
Bonnet and Cap Ribbons,
Also,for Gcntlenen's Suiincr 1'ear,
Black, blue and brown Canblet,
Illack and brown twilled Suiner Cloths
Brown and white Drilling, arid brown Linens,
A few pieces Georgia Ninkeens,
Asac, blue# and invisible Green Broad
Cloth-,
Gentlemen's color'd.white and brown hailf* IHogo,
do0 plain and pleated Dombtazine Stocks,
do do do Satin do
do Linen Bosoms and Collars,
do black and colored Ilosk. Gloves,
4-4 Irish Linens and Bleached Shirtings.
A good supply of.3-4, 7-8 and .1-4 bron a Shirt
IM and 5-1 Slheetings,
Plaid andistriped Domestics, and Bed Tickings,
A large iply of Snnuner Hats,
Gentlemen's Shoes and Finle PNsuimpe,
Ladies and Misses Shoes and fine Slippers,
At.4),
School Books, Cap and Letter Paper.
Also, a general assorit ieit of
Hardware, Saddlery. Crockery and rin Ware,
Together with a sopply of
Vaucluse Osnaburgs and Cotton Yarns,
A nd many other artici's too tedotn to enumer:ite.
They feel very thankiid iar the liberal patron.
nge heretofore received. and hope by strict atten,
tion to business to merit a continuance of tla
same. NICiOLSON & LICESLEV.
Edgefield, March 14, 18:8 tf6)
New Spring and Sunuaner
a 0O1PS.
r HE Subscribers respect fully inform
their customers and the publiki gener
ally,that they have just received a large stap.
ply ofehoice English, French and American
goods embracing every variety of sia ple and
fancy goods, suited to tie Spring nud Sim.
muer trade. Also a large supply of Groceries,
Crockcry, Saddles, Hats, Shoes and Boots,
all of which they will sell on the most rea
sonable terms. for cash, or on credit tc
punctual customers.
Those who wish to get good bargains will
do well to giveo them a call.
0. L. & E. PENN,& Co.
Edgefteld, March 14, 1838 tf 6
New Spring and Suunuer
C L 0 TIII.7VG,
E~ have just received a hecantitida assoart
VT ment of GOODS5 for Gentlemient's Satm
tier Coats, Pantaloons and Ve~sts, wvhich they are
prepared to have made up in the miost F-A'81I
IONABLE STYLE, and oaa reasonable itis
Also, a general assortment Rteady Made Cz.orn
iso, suited to the season.
4;, HATS. SHOES AND BOOTS.
1200 Pair of Shoesanad Boots embracingever
pstyle angd variety have just beeni received by thta
Subscribers, whtichi. together with their ihirmi
Stock, make a g'eneral and complete assortmten
seldom fou:nd in the country. FAIO .
BLE HATS, sutited to the sean. To wvhicl
they invite thte attention of their customaecrs.
G. L. & E. PENN & Co.
Edgefield, Marcha 14, 183$ tf 6
School and Miscellancog
1BOOKS.
H5- LE Suabscribers have on hand n een
eL ral assortmtent of School and Miscel
lancous Books,namongst which are Smiith'
Arithmetic, Smith's Geogruaphiy anid A las
and1( Smith's Grammaroni, whlich are bichh
zipproved of and reccommuendcd lay the baei
teachers.
T G. L. & E. PENN, & Co.
Edgefield, March 141, 18;i8. tr (;
Indi an Panacen.
J ITST fleceived a fre-sh saupply of INDI [)
P ANA( EA at the Edgehield aledi.-ine Sto
From the Southern Literary Journal.
FRAG MENT.
Long had I seen and feared the worst
I saw tie fate andi(1 tomb,
Aml inly dreaded, from the first,
That such would be thy doom.
Yet these I deent'd bit idle fears,
How should it be that thon,
So wise beyond thy carly years.
Should be-what thou art tnow!
So lovely too l-methouight the heaven
Whicl in thv fi-atures shine,
An egis to thy heart had given,
Most caroli of its own.
Yet in thy first nnfoldinmg k af
I saw, with deadliest art.
A glittering inascet, like a thief,
At riot on thy heart.
I saw thee droop when first he flcd,
Another spoiler came;
Ile climiged lily cheelk of virgin red
And left the hue of shame.
The tree ist fall that feels tlw(- blow,
Am tears oflove ina isimap lt
Avail to check thy uitnom's w o,
And stop time tide of thought;
Yet 'twere a gentle providence,
To stay the worm that prevs
On lovefim "s alnd incntics,
Like that beneath our gaze.
Misce a ncoM.
SCIENCE OF AGRICt'LTURE.--The great
bar to agricultural improvement, is the do
grading idea which too many entertain, that
eivery thfba denominated science is cither
useless in husbandry or beyond the reach
of the farmer; whereas the truth is, much,
very much that is useful, is ntmainable by
h any ,ti fo.
by tie young, who will adopt the proper
iueans to attain it. What is scienceI John
stn ldefties 't--Knowledge, cert ainly gron
ded on demnonstration ; art attained by prie
cept, or htilt on priniples." The adven
turous mat iner will tell yot, itat itis science
which enables him to iraverse every clime
and every sea with facility and comparative
security. Scicnce has contributed essenti
ally to improve every art-mnmd branelh of
industry which adminitsters io tilte wants of
mtant. It makes us negltainted w-iths the la
ture of vegetables of anima's, minerals, and
tMixed bodies; of the attumosphere, of water,
of heat and light, ias; connected wvith a"rienl
ture; or agricultural implements and o-ther
Mechanical ag-ents, and of agricntural ob.
ervations and processes. E.stablisied prac
tics mauly be imitated by the merest doll ;
lit unless he is instructed it tie reasosi
ipon which these practices are fotinded,
lIe en seldom change or improve them.
Intelleet is the gift of time Creator; talent
is the fruit of cnlure. The certain wav ol
obtaining knowledge in science, is to he ilm
presed with time necessity of po;ssessing it,
mi order to prosecnte one's business it) bet
ter advantage. "All may not acquire by
the same degrce of labor or study. the same
degree of eminence; limit atny ia imy lahio
may attnin a knowledge of most ami that is
already known in his particular businmess.'
Great men spring fromi no partieular class;
they rise from the humble as well as from
the higher ranks of life. Franklin was
printer, Washington i fifirmer, Sherman -i
shoemaker, time elder A dams a schoolmaster
1littenhllouse a plongimtan; l rguson a she p
hiemd, lherschlell as smsiittan-nn these all
?shone conspienious as philosohlers or states.
mien. All young meni who w ish to buecomti
respectabile, or to excel in tacricumlture, shonhul
he itmpressedh with time necessity ofohitainmin:
knowledlge ini tihe scientce of atgrienture, i. e
oif kntowinmg how thigs aire lAnt dlone. atm
whyai being so donie they arte thle biest done
-shnhuh t:esiolve to) ola i this knsowlIedge:
and thIesse two I hins l-eing~ pretmmised, then
is little dlotn t of success, at leamst to a respee.
tablie andmi hsigly graitifying extenmt: o
"knowledge, like wveitih amid power, begets
the love of itself, anmd rap 1idly increases lihi
thirst osf nmectnmmmlation."' Scietnce is not the.
Calypso, bitt theit Mettr of nerienlture
the siimulmmatt to pirudiemce and iutstry
rather thlman a lure to indole'nce andl sloth.
The Culticator.
Im proving our G~raint. Fruit and ('ittle
Thant certamin species of thet pirsdneutioni siftis
earth omay be implrovedl as well as lE'genie,
rtedu, exp~erieutce andu seurvationi stiine.
j tii and mize, oir Indlhmt Cornm, are here rui t
ly entit led to our utetionm. Canm we itm
. pirove thegnalmiit iesof eitheur oftbhese? ilcThi
. we cat i not perhapt an abolinl ~e certin
ty,-hntt w ile Itmhere is prbisslilityV lit un..io
lose sighst ofir. If we reason fromr~ analou~
tere is nio cause of' despatir;nndmu if it camn hie
doine, the valise of hi'eq enisi ticsni will be ins
enlenilabule, I shallI here miake at rmark
which if trite, wviilie bgraittedi to lie ti osr
u mnportance. it seemts to be onte of the law
sif natume, that specific ebianges iin vget a.
Ides, as wvel aIis aniiitalIs, canitli he 1 ei'ted(
b imuinly by at slow~ an~d raduat~ Il procs,
llThis has.. bhen satifmmeririly demoni~ist rateic
be' Thtkew cli . i iiin,, (r.,ridohesi
cattle, by Van Mons inl fruits, by liaden in
maize or curt.. &c. while Knight and others
have efiected a more speedy, anti equally
certain mode of change in fruits and vege
tables, by artificial crosses of known varie
tWs. Many of our garden produciontis have
beei thus aruiticially improved.-The Cul
tivtor.
DiscovEnw.s Ir EUYPT.-A letter from
Mr, blinant, Consul at Alexandria, lately
published itt a French Journal, designates
particularly among the articles compiosing
his collection of antiquities, the following:
Ist-our large funeral vases, of alabaster
which ornalented the tomb of King Psam
meticu 2hid-a statue larger than life of
the hist, ian Eleroditus, of Parian marble,
found in the ruins of Panium, at Alexan
drin. 3rd-a bronze statue of Antinous,
taken from the ruiis of Zifieth, 4th a trui
eaied column of rose colored graniite, bear
ing the nottumental inscripi ion of the Courts
of Syena, which has formed the subject of
a learned dissertation of m. Letronne itn his
researches on the history of Egypt. 5th
a bronze vase representing tlie :tributes of
the worship of Bacehus. The perfection
and the finish of the execution, which dis
play the hand of a great master, cause it to
be regarded as the original work of Lysip -
pus, the privileged artist of Alexander thle
Great. This composition has been repro
duced on the colossal vase of inarble known
tinder the namie of the Warwick vase.
The nature of the place where it was dis
covered, leads to tie stlpposition that it was
iiddet there at the end of the dynasty of
the Lagides. It is to this care that it owes
its mniraculotus preservation. 6th-the geti
ealogi-al and chronological table of Abydos,
discovered in 1818, by Mr. Bankes, so well
studied, explained and commemned upoti
by Champollion, and which is universally
regarded as the most interesting and pre
cious monument which has been drawn
from the ruins of ancient Egypt since the
celebrated stone of Rosetta. Thet! Consul
adds-"Tle sands had covered again these
precious retainiis-the seekers for inaterials
a-ta rotigh stone hal regarded them as
stones without value and as not belong-inlg
to that eliss of mtonunetmts, which, otn a me
imiorial of Champollion. and npon my cx-'
press demand, the Viceroy gave orders to
be respected under the iost severe penal
ties, atn order which has already saved the
great teiple of' Denderah.and which lie has
iast remoxa lwith the intention of-brmitg
hitusell' a museum at Cairo.
Tihe project, contceived of late, las givent
rise to a prohibition to export every sort of
antiquity and specittent of art-the teasure
is rigorously executed, aid heticelotIh nouth
ing tmore will lit carried ont -f Egypt. I
was miade ant exception, from the previous
permission i ihad received. I have given
above a list of what I have really and trulv
obtaiued. This is but too little to say.
Mehemet Ali has assisted me, and haseven
gone before tmy wishies, and has given tie'
broadest and most absoltte orders. It is
tnot mle iersonally,but all Frainec.to whiom
he has had respect in this mnatter."-Bostoa
A4 dvertiser.
From the Nantiucet Enquirer.
PFnt.:aIu A Trquern-:s.-Capt. Benja
mil Ray of this towi, commander of shi p)
Iogan, reentlv airived at New Bedford
froi tle South Seas, procured wbile ott
lie coast of Peru, some siigilar 'elie, lie
cirvinmstancee under whicht Ohey were found
rendered them peenliarly curious ;td itt
teresting. H is ship touched at the port of
Gunartmy in Truxilbo about ,lat. 10 S. the
inhabitats of which have discovertd ill
their immediate vicinity, the sutierranen
remains of an ancient city, fronm which
they had dug out many remarkable vestiges
of foirmer generations-aid coticerning
whose history or Fate io remenbratce or
even tradition survives. lie visited the
site, where the excavations were still inl
progress and personally examined such
portions of thie ruins as had already beei
penetrated. The walls of nuierous edi
liees were still statiditng, several htutmatn
bodies had beetn exhumited & mnity hioutse
hold iminplemen'tts and other articles of vai
tils discriptions brought to light. T1hie bod
ies were ini a wonderful state of pr'eserv'a
tioni, the htair', the nais anid initeguimenti
remainitng entire as ini life and the miuscutlat
structure buil little shrunk, though per'fectly
exsicatedl-the (efleets, posibmly of' the nii.
trotts piropeirties of' the circumnjacentt soil.
TIhe poitionts in wh'iebl t hese mummnies
we re foutnd, leave no dotubit that the poptu
hatin, who are su proitsedI to have mnttther-e.l
sonie rtity thouisanid, wer'e overwhIehnedi
in the midst (if t heir ordiniary occuopatioim
hby someI studeni and terrible convuilsion (.1
nture. The corpse of a iman wvas fitml
ini an aittitudte, amtidst whose ideath were
suntdr'y coinis, whih wer'te sent to I .imua,
wvhere't it was deceideid after iminute inispee
dion, that at least 25t0 years hav'e trtantspiredl
sintce thme occutrrence('of'thle fatalcattastophe
in one of the buoried htotises Captain it. saw
the body of' a feitahe in at setting piostutr(
wrat'pped in a loose cottont robie, who, whieti
overtalken by the coin c alaity tmusi
hav i be uen engagetd ini weaving", with thc
miatertiails of her vocationt in her hatnds anml
aronid her't. A sitiall piece of' cloth part
ly nioven, was str'etched betore her upon ii
sort of reed framte, and int one hiaind slit
hel a sharp t htornt8 or teni inchies in lengthi
on whIiebt wast wvotund a (cinanhtity of' linte cot
.itn thread, of' a light birowni cohor; patreek
(if cotton anid wvorsted yarnis of' vi''ous coil
hors wvere alho Iying neatr. Capraini ft
pirocurtiedlthe untfinishedl fabric. the thorut
tor spintdle, anid several samprles oif the'
hireads. Th'le fintishedl pofrtionl of' the clo0th
is abiout 8 inchtes square. and appa~rentuly
emb~lracesjtist one half' ot' the origintally iii
teneri'd dimnetnine.
InE MAJESTY OF THE CELESTIAL WORLD I
-Thie eminent philosopher. Dr. Dick, of
Scotland has aR, original article in the last
nuzmLer of the Knickerbocker, tipon time
"R ings of Saturni." which will attract at
lention and admiration, not less for the sin
p e eloquence f its style, than for the mag- I
nitude and grandieur of its novel subject.- i
The more recent discovery of the concen- <
trick rings, their immense breadth and
thickness ani time rapid motion they make
in theic"awful cycles," are treated at length I
and m tie most clear and satisfactory titan- i
ner. Dr. Dirk believes, that the doulcie i
ring of Saturn is a solid.compact substance, I
and not a mere cloud, or shining fluid, since I
it casts a deep shiadow tipon tili'erent re
gions of the lanet, as ray easily be seen
by good telescoems; amid that its rapid mo- i
tion is ordained by its Greator,to sustain time
ring and prevent it fron collapsing, and fall- I
Img down upon time planet. The outer ring
Of Saturtn would ecrelose a globo ten itous- I
and eight hundred tinies larger thanm the I
earth! and the inner one, a gloIe three I
hundred and forty tinmes larger than ou.'
planet! The whole area wvithin time rings
emnbraces nmore than twenty-eight thousand
eight hundred millions square miles! ini
the body of the planet, time ringsm appear like
large ltminous arches, or semi-circles of
light occulpyinig otle fifth part of time % isible
sky ; lookimmg i the day imne, like a din
cloud, or like our moon when time sun has
risen; and inl the night, increasing in bright
ness, and wearing time shadow of Saturn's
globe fitn their eastern boundary, opiposime
sunt. Frotm theirrapid motionm, a new por
tionm of tie diversified scete.1y of time rimgs
will appear every two or three mittites int
the horizom, dtstinguishable by common
telescopes. The contrary motion of Sat
urn's shadow, also, onl tite rints, antI the re
Volvinmg of thie rings ar.mtnd time planet, at
dillerent periods (otte sceie arising on tle
upper, and another anti a differemt one on
the lower and through the pemmimg betwet'm,
the sars planet and satellites appearim.)
will form another variemy of this graId celes
tful scenery.
Ijuring a half year of Sattirn, (nearly
Rifteen of our years,) the sui shines with
out imntermtissiomn oi one side of time rings,
,1d dturitng tite saime period, on tite other.
Iut- says Dr. Dick, we ate not hence to
.anclude, "that stucl a situation is physical
ly uncoilurtable. WO litow that they
.- y the light of their utoon without almtost
als. tnterruption St'meimes too, some
tities four, anmid somietimites all their seven
iimoons, are shining ont their hemisphere in
omme briglt assemmbllage. Besides, during
this period is the principal opportnim
they emmjoy of cometmplating the starry
firmament, and surveying ite more distait
regions of' the umiverse, in which they may
emjoy a pleasure eilual, if nor superior,
to what is elt amidst the slmlendor of the
sohitr mayNs; and it is not improbable that
multitudes may resort to these darker re
gitns, for tile rimose of' making celestial
observations," since tie bright shinings of
time rinmgs at night doubtless prevetms time
starry heavens front beimg dis.tinguishei.
Our ihilosopher does not doubt, that the
ritgs of Saturn serve as a spacious abode
for my:iads of intelligent creattures.
FuANKLm.N's ADVICE TO EDITOnS.-Inl
the conduct or immy newspaper I eareflimly
exclude all libelliig anid permsonil abiuse,
whicb is of late becomimme so disgraceful to our
country. Whenever I was soliciied tim imn
seri any thing of that kim, and the writer
pleaded, as he genieratlly did, the liberty of
the press, ami that a newspaper was like a
stage coach, itt wiii amny one that would
pay had a right toa place. mimy answer was,
that I would print the piece septrately if
dle,ired. and the amihor mitight have as miany
copies as lie pileased to distribute himself,
blmm thta1 I wouli tot ake m Ipotl ime 1o spread
hi. detrction; and that having contracted
with may sutbscribers to ftmmrish thei with
what might be eiiher useful o enteraiming,
I could not fill their papers with lrivate!
alrercatittis inl which they had mitt conmcern,
wvithmout doimmg the'mm mxaifest injtstiet.
Now mtammy of' our pmimters mai~ke mmm scmruplle
oft ;ttifyinmg the malnimce iof indilividuals, hv
famlse accUsatiomns oft te f'aimrest ebtarnetemrs :t
momng onurselvyes, atugmemntinmg antimtosimy eveni
mo mime producing of duels. Tlhese tinmgs I
menmion ats a cauiom mo youmug pirintemrs, andm
thmat they may be encouraged nimt to pomlltte
time ptrebs, andm dlisgrace~ time pmrofesion by
as theiny mamiy see by exammplie, tham snehil a
con'e oif cotiduct wiilh nmot on the whole, Ihe
injurious to their interests.
We copy front tho Mmobilo Exaimnr.
te fltlowinig reptly to time emnquimry whiy tht
papier idm mnot dteal more itt poulitices:
"We havie receivedi a ecoimnicamettii,
askimng wimy we dont dmeal at little more imm
plitlical wares! WVe'll stt thme rmemsomi
briefly. Wmie hoild potlitie:s, as exhibiitemd imt
party papetrs, to be ai ennmiingly idevisedi fat
1be, to catchm ihme reality iof wihielb, it is mnee
essarmy to conjectuire miore mtmn we are wott
tom do- Suippose, mdear qumerist, we wemre to
~omme oumt tim to-mtorrow's papmier with a imong
artclmofpoitia guessing", anid state that
Dami Wbstr, t onegenus, tin lie mnotih
inmg less thani weathemrcocks, that wvii hurn
which way soever the indtm blows: would
youm believe us!-Wm'ouldl out niot rather say
Omt htmfol mnouthied Examnmmer, thoun li
est itt thy) thiroamt! I am a whlig, andt~ mmy
mencm are righmt, or I amn a Van Jlurent tman,
immd lime whtigs are rascals !" Yes, thmat
womhl be the cry; and thimn wotthist throiw
mmy thy subhscripi otn; ergo, the Exminumer
woiuld bie damnied. hFor this reasontt we
il ni mot tatlk of polimies.
Secmndt-l3, wve believe politicianms may
rembIulle camt:biers 'J'hsm who nn,. fr..
y become poor-nay. starve, whilst those
rho client and lie, receive honors, and be
ome rich and powerful. Fur this reason,
vill we not scribble politics.
Third-ls (not thirdlie,) we think we can
)lease our readers hetter by sauntering along
ie high-way of life,gathering a flower here
md a pebble there, and exhibiting them in
>tr little cabinet.
Fouth-ly, we love and reverence those
mnti-politicians, whom fops call ladies. We
ike to hold a small part in their sweet
tiemories-to know that whilst moving a
nowg men, with beards, we are not forgot
en by that better and gentler portion of the
)eity's creation.
Lust-k#/-we advise all our renders who
vish to obtain a right notion of political do
ngs. tr subscribe for six Whig papers and
ix Van Huren papers-put them in the a
enibie of truth, strain iem through the
eive of con jecture-wash the contents care
filly in six dill'erent waters,(very sofi wa
er,) and then ituess what the remainder
vonid Ie. if' it were divested of' falacy.
l'brotigh this process, the republican may
now whom to vote for.
NORFOLK. March 21.
The Neptine.-We have had anl oppor
unity of conver.sing with several gentlemen.
vto were on board the Neptune during the
evere gale she encountered on Saturday.
til lenrn from them that the scene was the
nost al'ecting and heart rending that they
-ver beheld. From noon on Saturday till
2 at night scarcely any hotpe of life remain
4. Death seemed inevitable. The sea
vas' running montains high, and the boat
vas sometimes lifted to an angle of forty
ive degrees. A gentleman with whom we
onversed, coutrary to the received accep
ation, attributes the preservation of the
Punt to her' great length astride of three seas
it on1e time. She was oil the Capes of
he Delaware during the severity of the gale
hNben the front smoke-pipe was blown vi,
md the thick iron fastematiis, which bound
I to the boat, and to its fellow in the rear,
vere rent asunder like pack thread. hope
seeted to have departed to return qu more.
But the other pipe still remained firm. The
>assengers exhioited great resignation, and
lothing like noise and bustle was to he heard
imong them. They speak ir exalted terms
Af the Neptune as a sea boat, and the intre
pidity and skill of Capt. Peannoyer.
It is singular enough, that, if any acei
letit had befillen the Neptune, South Car
linia would have lost a professor of one of
her Colleges, who in his peculiar depart
Inet is as emiient as the late professsor
Nott. who was lost in tle lome; we mean
U. W. Shephard, Esq. Professor of Cliet
istry and Botany in the S. Carolina Med.
College. Profisor S. is founding a distin
guished relititaiion in his profession, and as
we knew him when lie was pluming his
witigs for the flight of fame. we are gratified
t:a lie has sustaitied himself with so much
spirit and vigor.
We visited the Neptune yesterday, and
walked over the deeks and through those
cabins which beheld tlie dreadful exhibition
of Saturday. The wide foliing door ofh
the dining cabin-an apartment constructed
and equipped in a style of princely splemdor
-was torn ofl by the wind. Hiere and there
some detached piece was seen), and the ab
setce of tie stmuke-pipe made a sad hiatus
in the appearance of' the upper deck. lint
the hull is perfectly sound, and in a little
while this splendid specintien of nav al ar
el-itecture will be as fresh ats ever, and emn
bark voce imore with high hope ont her peri
lous career.-Brucon.
Pl IA D1i).Pt.tA, March 18.
We are pleased to hear by a letter from
Ijotulon, that outestimable townsnan, 31r.
Stilly, is pursting the study and pracice of
his art, with the most flattering facilities and
succes. It may not he known to tmtany of
his friends here, that lie was commissioned
by the st Georg's Society of this city, to
paint a portrait fr that Asociation, oflher
miajesty, Queen Victoria. 11er pleasure in
this mattter wats solicited, andI site had giveni
a kind anid ft'ee consent to sit to Mr, Sully
for hei' picture, in February, at the flreeking
hami palace. Thait this wvill be our favour
ite artist's chai-f d'oeurre, wve have little
doubt. Cotmnected as it ilil he, with vat
nouos otheri tidvantages, we may congratu
late the pinter ntpoii his task, and the orig
inal upotn the fatct, that lie will conivey a
counterfeit presentment to Atmericn, mi
w'hich will be pireserved inot only a good
likeiness of herself, bitt somtiniig of' that
puirp~ur'eium lument ni bieh Sttley so 'well
knows ihowi to shied upoin his canlvass, wvith
a youthfutl subiject fort his bruish atnd pencil.
The Palace ait St. Petersburg, which
was destroyed by fire on te 30th Decem
ber, was built bty Coutnt Sastrelli, about 80
y'ears ago, in the early part of the reign of
the Emapress Elizabeth,. grantd-dautghter of'
Ptetier (lie Gr'eat. Theii loss occasioned bty the
lire is estimiated at 125 miillions or francs.-.
A sptlendid gallai'y of paitintgs was de
.stroyed,ini whiich were several chief d'oeuvres
Iof littbens. Noting was saved but the
children of tihe emptlero~r, a bird and sotmo
few articles of silver iplate, and the imptem'i
al diamontd. The Emipes wats at the
Theatre, where Taglionti was dancvine
whlen the fire broke out. Tlhe col was so
intense tltat the watier wothd have frozeni itt
the air,hiad ito engines with fiurniaces been
used, which kepit the element front congeal
ing. A fter the fire hail burned for an hioutr,
his was unnece''('ssary), as the inmmenise vol
atti of' flamte so hieatedh the air its to tielt
the ico int a rivet, close bty. It wvas the
largest sov'reigtn residence itt Europe, amid
ceon atmintif t swcvcb-ousamidm .-,
DR. BowDITC.-The deathof Nathani
el Bowditch may beregarded as a great
loss to the scientific world. lie was un
doubtedly the ablest mathematican in this
country-and of late years had not proba
bly been surpassed by any of the sages of
Europe, in various branches of natural
piiiosopohy. lie was in a great measur
solf educated-having in his youth received
but an indifflerent education, sufficient to
qualify hin for the counting room. lit
afterwards went to sea, and commanded
a vesseL some voyages to the East Indies
from Salem. It was the practical kunowl
edge of navigation, which he thus acqnir
ed, combined with his mathematical knowl
edge. which induced him to prepare ihr
publication his excellent "Practical Navi
gator," a work which is pronounced by all
good judges, to be the best treatise on nav
igation. for all practical purposes, that ever
was written. But the work upon which
his fame will principally rest. is the trans
lation of the "lecanique Celeste" of L:i
Place, with co'pious annotations, a mo't In
borious undertaking, which occupied hi-,
leisure moments during the last twenty
years of his life. anti which denotes his ex
traordinary intellectual powers as well us
his firmness and persevercnce.
For twelve or fifteen years past, Dr. D.
has been engaged as Actuary of the Ma
sachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Comail-.
ny, and his services have doubtless been of
great value to that Institution. But it is
deeply to lie regretted that such a unomuj
could not have been able to devote the w% hlo
of his time to the service of his cointr ,
and of mankind. Hiad he lived in Emain-e
he would have been placed at the head ut'
some public institution, where ho wonli
have been able to benefit the great cause ot'
science, by pursuing those studies in which
his happiness consisted. But in this repub
lican government we have no public iusti
tutions requiring the service of such a iana
as Dr. Bowditch-and pensions to literary
men are supposed to be opposed to the
principles of Demccracy. This is a new
reason, why we hear so little of learning or
scientific nien in this country--they are
compelled to live in poverty, or resort to
soe0n money catching occupation, which
tends to ernsh the intellectual energies, for
the supportof themselves and their families,
Married, in Boston, on Sundrv. 25th ult
by the Chaplain of the Illuse of Represca
tative, Rev. Edward N. Harris, member of
the flouse, from Malden, to Miss Sarnha
George, of Boston. This hytnenial is tho
st'ject of some remark in the city. Mr.
Harris; who has exhibited many eccen
tricities as a legislator, as well as a divine.
being in a state of widowhood, with three
children, saw Aliss George, accidentally;
throngh the windows of a milliner's shop,
and being favorably impres -d with her ap
pearance, popped his le into the door,
and pop1ed the questio of marriage to her.
She ilshed and hesitated-he gave a brief
account of himself, said ie would give her a
week to decide and determine, and left
the shop. At the expiration of the tcrn, ie
again appeared, consent was given, the
ceremonies were at once performed, Mr.
Iharris resigned his seat in the House, anl
la4 taken his young bride only seventeen)
ofr to Methuenu, where he has receivel a call
for settlement, over a Univer'alist Society,
at .800 por annum.-Essex Register.
Mr. Jaudon.-We have been favored
with the following extract of a letter from a
getileinan in Londonu to a friend in this city:
"It is in contemlplation to formt. in Ezgn.
land, a joint stock association, at the head
of which will preside Mr. Jandon, agent for
the U. S. Bank, with which it wili be in
close connection. The objects of this as
sociation will Le the agency of foreigitn loans,
the collection of dividends on stocks in the
United States, advances on produce, and
dealing in exchanges. The ca pital will he
,t,000,000, to be held in shares similar to
joint stock banking associations at prt
in operattiont in Eugland."
Amzerican (rs) EngIishz 'Ifrhinersq.
rThe New York News mecntions at cirman
st-mete whInch showvs that Amecrican tatlent
am~tl induastry htave at length snceeded itt
con)1strucetinig machinery of a ver~y compijlicat -
tedl natture,im a style tneh~ sttperior~ to thn
l'erench andl Enaglish artisants. Theli brig
Carrol, wvhich cleared at Newv Ymtk on Fri
day last, for Alexandria (Egypt,) i4 freight..
ed with machinery of Amnericant maanaf,:.
tttre, and carries out a copn of~ A net.
cans, who have etetred into an atr:m, .
menit with an agenmt of the pach~a of Iyp
for the estalishmentt of millk for bun ,
antd for the expression of~ nil froma c .;t
seed. Varins attem pts (it i. :mcuid) lht y
already been :t nle, both.h~y Frech andl ltt
glish mechlatnies, to brintg -init o op~era;ion
mills of this dlescripition: buitt thtron,hl defect s
in the tmachiner~ay, their preiIcts laetV inevi
tabile provi~ed abortive. At leungph MeImtnc
AlIi resolved to try the mechanical get:inis
of Atmerica; antd henee the preset exptedi
iotn hats beetn fitted out, and, w e are ha~ppv
to adld, with every proaspect tfsucess-that
is, if thte practical skill of the enginers. ant I
dhe scnce of~ the stnperitntendets are '. n
sidered gutarantees of~ such a result Tihe
miachitnery is fromt the Wocst Poitnt foundry.
An extract of a letter putblishedc in a
Northertn abolitiotn paper states, that Miss
A. E. G rittko of Chatrleston, "appea;redl
before a cotmmittee of the Massachusec t.
Leogislaatanre for the immaediato, abolitic n of
slnvery in the District of Columl:ia." Thoii
Iliotts was crowded, and shto spoke two
hours without finishing her speLeh. Shxr
was to resumeit o 're o

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