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IN H1A MB URG, S. C.
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they have associated themselves together in the
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IllENRY L JEF'ERS.
I~amburg, Mlay 13,13 un-t()
Fu' FSale. Ci
MY.~iOUSE upnd LOT. itn the Village of
. Ide iel, nponterms to suit a p)urchas-r.
In tmy ab~si tce, applly to Col. ianiskett.
'qJAM ES t JOESm c
The Cause of Bilious Comp
laints and a Mode of Cure.
W Alell regulated and proportionate quanti
lty of tile upon the stomach, is alwAys re
iuisite for the promotion of sound hicalth--it
timulares digestion, and keeps the intestinal
anal free from all obtruct-ons. Un the inferi
r surace-of the liver is a peculiar bladder. in
rhich the bile is first preserved, being formed
y the liver fronp the blood. Thence it passes
uto the stomach and intestines, mnd regulates
he indigestion. Thus we see when there is a
eficieacy of bile, the body is constantlycostive.
)n the other hand, an overabndance of bile
ausesfrequent nausea in the stomaich; and of
3n promotes. very severe attacks of disease,
vluch somnetimes end in death.
F evers are always preceded by symptoms
I'a di-ordered stomach; as are also scrofulous
isorders, and all sympatihtic functional. or
anic orfebrile diseases. From the same cause,
lie natural and healthy action of the heart, and
ie whole vascular system is impaired and redu
ed below its natural standar<L as exhibited in
alpitations, languid pulse. torpor of the limbs,
yacope, and even death itself, in consequence
f an overabundance ofa peculiar offensive sub
tance to the di:estive organs.
The approachof bilious diseases is at all times
tlended by decided symptonus of an existing
liseased state of the stomach and bowels; i. e.
rith those which are known to point out their
ontents to be of a inorbid irritating nature; but
rhenever the alimentary canal happens to be
maded with irritating matter, some derange
uent of healthy oper ation either of thegeberal
ystem, or ofeome papticular organ of the body
the certain resuit. and when this state hap
ens to be united with any other symptoms of
isease, its effects are always thereby much ag
mvateds The progress of organiC obstruction
often so rapid as scarcely to admit of time for
ie application of such aid as is to be offered by
rt, yet, in general. the preionitory symptoths
f gastric load are perceptible for a day far two
revious to the feverish paroxisma peioid, when
ie most elicacious assistance may be given, by
nloading the stomach and alimentary canal
fits irritating contents..and thus reducing the
ascepiibility of disease.
.MFFA'I'S LIFE MEDICINES. thlttid
lways be taken in the earlp stages of bilious'
Dmplaints; and if persevered in strictly accord
* to the directions, will positively effect a
The mineral medicines often prescribed in
iese diseases, although they may effect a tem
orary cure, at the same time ckeate an un
ealthy state of the blood, and consequently
nd to promote a return of the very disease
ihieb they are employed to cute. It is then by
e use of purgatives, exclusively formed of
egetabl compounds, which. possessing within
emselves no deleterious agencies, which de
inposition, combination, or alteration can
velope or bring into action; and therefore ca
able of producing no effect, save that which is
msred-that a safe remedy is found.
The LIFE PILLS and PHENIX BITa
'ERS have proved to be the most happy in
seir effects in cases of Biliousdiseases, of any
rely vegetable preparation ever offered to the
ublic. lIf the stomach i foul. they clanse it
y exciting it to throw off its coitents: if niot
ey pass to the duodenum without exciting
mitmg or inausea it; the stomach; stimulating
te neighboring vicera, as the liver and pan
reas, so as to produce a more copious flow of
eir secretions into the intestines; stimulating
e exhalent capillaries, s.-rminating in the
sner coat, which an increased flow of the use
s. partich a of the body, foreign matters, or
tained secretions, are comp'etelh discharged.
For sale wholesale and etail by the proprie
r.WILLIAM B. M('FFAT,37: ltroadway.
ew York, t4, whom all letters telative to the
ledicines or or ders nttis be directed.
For further particulars of the above Medi
ne see MOFFAT's GooD SAMARITAR. a copy of
bich accompanies the Medicine. A copy
ay also be had an a pplications at the store of
.'A. DOWD. at Edgefleld Court House,
ho has the Medicinse for sale.
August I tf 26
Valuable Lands for Sales
HE subscriber will dispose of all his
. Lands, consisting of about 1400 acres,
The tract sin wlmhi lie now rsisdes, contain
ig about 900 acres, lyinag on the Stag- , Road
nding from EdgehieldCouirt House to Augusta,
rithini 4 siles of the Court Ilouse, aund 19
-om Augusta. On the premises tire good Build.
gs, anid alit Orchard of two thotusaind and
i ht hutndred fine r-ruit Trees.
Also, the plaice firmtersy owned by E:.,1.
'oungbilood containsing absout 350 acres, with
ecessarv buibsliists. all new.
Uso, the place known as Bellevue, within 2
n :M4 miles of the Village. It has a two story
nilding, and is as fine a situation as any in the
istrict. It contains 100 acres, 10) of which
All the tracts contain about 700 acres of fine
mbere~d woo~d-laind. and all have fine springs.
Persons desirous of purchasing may exarnine
Thme terms will he accommodating.
W. B. MlAYS.
Mlay 4, 1839 tf 14
Abbeville Lands for sale.
W IL L be sold for division at Abei!le C.
H. on the first Monday in September'
ext, 1:>7t) acres of valuable lands, ini 2 tracts,
iz: 1000 aeres, known as the Wallerville tract,
mig 8 miles south of Greenwood, on the Mla
s road-this tract is well improved, and in a
igh state of cultivatios, with 500) acres cleared
-there are on. it, an excelleit twvo story dwvel
nr honse, good G i-house. Barn and Carriage
suse, wvith all other necessary out butildings,
ad an excellent wvell of good water its the
The other tract contains 576 arres, adjoining
fewarket, withmin -two imiles of the Green
rood Academmies. tt has 100 acres cleared, 40
f which are fresh-a good Dwelling house and
itcen, wvith other out butildings, and an ex
'llent Spring of good water wvithini 200 yards
the house. Trermns made known on the day
f sale.JJOIIN PARLTLOW.
Jutne 1st, 1839 . ab 19)
The Col mbhia Telescope will publish the a
wve ill the day of sale, atnd forward the tic
mnt to the subscriber, at Newmnarket, for ray.
... .3 n.
STANZAS TO AN OLD FRIEND.
Come, here's a health to thee and thine!
Trust me, whate'er we may be told,
Few things are better than old wine,
When tasted with a friend that's old.
We're happy yet: and in our track
New pleasures if we nay not find;
There is a charm in looking back
On sunny prospects left behind.
Like that famed hill in western clime
Thre-ugh gaudy- noontide dark and bare,
That tinges still, at vesper time,
With purple gleam the evening air;
So there's a joy in former days,
In times, and scenes, and thoughts gone by,
As beautiful their heads they 'e, -
Bright in Imagination's sky.
Tinfe's glass is fill'd with varied sand,
With fleeting joy and transient grief;
We'll turn, and with no sparing hand,
O'er many a strange fantastic leaf;
And fear not-but,'mid many a blot,
There are some pages writen fair,
And flowers that time can wither not,
Preserved-, still faintly fragrant, there.
As the hush'd night glides gentlier on.
Our music shall break forth its strain,
And tell of pleasures that are gone,
And heighten those that yet remain;
And that creative breath divine
Shall waken many a slumbering thrill,
And call forth many a mystic ie
Jf faded joys remembered still.
Again, the moments shall she bring,
When youth was ii his freshest prime;
We'll pluck the roses that shall sprimg
Upon the grve of buried Time.
There's magic in the olden song;
Yea, e'en ecstatic are the tears
Which steal adown, our smiles amolt,
Routed by the sounds of other years.
And, as the nariner can find
Wild plvasure in the voiced roar
Even of the tnen-dreaded wind,
That wreck'd his every hbpe hefore;
[f there's a pang that lurks beneath-"
For youth had pangs-bh, let it rise!
Tis sweet to feel the poet breathe
The spirit of our fortner sighs.
W'll hear the straihs we heard so oft
In life's first, warm, impassion'd hours,
That fell on our young hearts as soft
As summer dews on summer flowers!
And as the streatn, where'et it hies
Steals something in its purest flow,
Those strains shald taste of ecstacies
O'er which they floated long ago.
Even in our morn, when Fancy's eye
Glanced spirkling o'er a world of bliss,
W hen ,oy was young. and hope was high,
We could not feel much more than this;
[Iowe'er. then, time our day devours.
Why should our smiles he overeust?
Why should we grieve for fleeting hours?
We'llI find a future in the past.
Ia ! Disappointment, has thou conid,
With serpeit eye, and raven wing;
With haggard brow. and iron tongue,
With poisonous breath, and fiery sting?
Welcome! thou child of dark despair,
Thou reacbest me a mournful truth,
That those I call my friends may wear
A mask to mock me, e'en in youth.
False as the light the meteor flings,
And colder that the iceberg's gleam
Are they, the hollow-hearted things,
Who cheered me in my sp lenidid dream.
Like Sodom's apples, thou hast shown.
The ones. my young heanrt loved, to bse,
And now with bitter ashes strewn,
1 stand beside life's dreary sea.
Fixed as the oak that rears its head
To brave the lightning of the storm,
O'er buried hope my armw I spread..
Ana mork the mocker's tairy form.
earless if those whose love is brighlt,
And careless of their deepest scorrt,
I soar above a wvorld of night,
And revel in eternal miorn.
They who would cheat the trusting heart,
And crush the hopes of manhood's hoitr,
Whose hands would tip the poisono'us dart,
And hurl it with demoniac power;
For theta no rest of pare delight
In yonder heavenly realm awaits,
But shame, and wvo. anbd litrid night,
Where terror shuts tier awful gates.
TRAts5sATIOt~S FRObi TH E FRENlCHU
.Bys the Editor.
THE MAGNIFICE~NCE OF NATURE.
A pure light, exiending from the east to
the west, gilds the hemispheres of the
globe. A light and transparent element
surrounds it. A grateful and fertilizing
heat gives it animation-causitt all the
germs of life to spring forth. Living and
salutry waters serve for their support,
and their increase. Mountains, distributed
i the middle of cotuntries, arrest the va
pours of the atmosphere, rendering these
sources of water inexhaustible, and a?
ways fresh; immnenso countries made to
receive them, separate contineuts. The
extent of the oceain is as great as tat of
,te arth;. it is not merely a cold nnd hnr.
ren eledent-it is a new empire. as ric
and as populous as the former. Nature
the odtward 1 hrone oidivine magnificenc,
lan as he contemplates her, and studio
her, ii elevated by degrees, to the interit
thronp of Almighty Power. Formed I
adorei his Creator, he rules over ever
creature. The vassal of heaven, the kin
ofearth,he ennobles it-he peoples it-an
he e cbes it. He establishes among ii
ing b ings, order, subordination, and hai
monyl He embellishes even Nature hei
self--he cultivates her-he gives her e)
tent, ind polish-be prunes the thistle an
the brier, and multiplies the vine and th
Figure to yourself a country withot
verdure. and without water-a sky for
everidry-a burning sun-sandy plains
motiidins even yet more arid, over whicl
t'he e extends, and the vision is lost
with t the pover of fixing on any living
objec a soil dead, and parched by thi
wiudi; presenting nothig but pebble
strews around-rocks standing or over
throwti-a desert entirely open, where thi
traveler has never breathed in the shade
wheri nothing solaces him-nothing re
calls tt him, animated nature. The pro
found olitude is a thousand times mon
terriblh than that of the forest; for ever
the treis are companions for him who i
alone., Completely isolated-destitute
lost in tkeir void and boundless regions, or
all Aids he beholds space, as his tomb
the light of day more glonmy than ti
shade df night, bnly dawns to reveal t:
him, h'b desitution-his helplessness
and ibehorrors of his situation. It only
shows 6 him, the depth of that immensitv
which erparates him from the dwellings a
men-n immensity beyond which he ii
vain atmmpts to pass ; for hutter, thirst,
and he t fill up the moments which re
main adhim, between despair and death.
From the N. 0. Picayune.
SHAdPEARE AND THE BIBLE.
We ipver remarked till late'y hom
many bthe playsof Shakspeare hear evi
deuce, that his mind was deeply imbued
with the anguage, history. and philosophy
contained in the Bible; but we are now
aware thts some of the most eloquent and
affecting f. his conceptions may be traced
to that goat fouttain-head of nearly all
that is fouid to be truly wise and elevated
in the irstitutions of men. For the
amusemer of our readers, we will cite
numerouslustatces of his familiar use of
the very vords of Holy Writ. they uno
quivocally: prove his estimationu of the
force of itt languago, and how intimate
the acquautance which could thus inter
weave itsphrasoology with the ordi.tary
Bible-"he apostle says, But though I
be rude in speech. 2 Cor. ii. 6.
Othrllo-Rude am I in speech.
Bible-Stew his eyes and grieve thy
heart. I him. ii. 33
Vacbet-Shew his eyes and grieve his
Bible-'hou host brought me ino the
dust of leah. Ps.
Macbeth-JLighted fools the way to dusty
Bible-Look not upon me because I am
black-hecatse the sun hath looked upon
me. Songtol. i. 6.
Me'rchatf Venice-Mislike me not for
my comnple od-the shadowy livery of
the burnishd sun..
Bible---l innte him; I caug~ht him by
his heard, ad~ smnote htim. and slew him.
I Sam. xvii.35.
Othello-Itook by the throat, the cir
cumtcisedl don atnd smoteo him.
Bible-Opned Job his mouth and
cursed his dry ; let it not ne joined untto
the days of tii- year; let it dat come into
the numtber olmombits. Job.
.Macbeth-Ray this accursed hatir stand
nye accursed ii the calendar.
Bible-Wha is man that thou art mind
ful of him ? %ou hast made him a little
lower than th. angels. Thou ernwvnest
him with gloryand honor, and didst set
him over the woks of thy hand. Ps. viii.
4; Heb. ii.6O
Harlet-Whata piece of wvork is man !
How noble in redon-how infinite itn fa
culties; in form ibd moving how expres
sive and admirabij iiu action how like an
angol; in apprehesion how like a god !
Tne beauty of tho vorld-the parago~n of
Bible-Nicanor ly dead in his harness.
Macca. xviii. 12.
Macbeth--We'l e with harness on our
Dir. Branch TI.. Aiher, anid Messrs C.
R. Jon~tes and Hamian Bee, are apptinat
ed Commissioniersoff'exas, to run the line
between that county and Arkansas.
The North Easter Boundar.-T he
Bangor Courier says,lhau Mr Feath er
sonhaugh and. ColodI Mudge, British
Commiuniners, have inssed through that
city, on their way to the disputed terri
tory, with a large qumattity of surveying.
astronomienl and othie, instrumetts, for
lie purpose of ast ertaiing ropographical
and other information reitecting the boun
h THE RliZSTrING PL.\CE.
is ' So man liethe down. and riseth i.ot til th
heave-s be no more ; they shah not wake; nu
be raised out of their swiep."
s Jowever dark and disconsolute thi
or path of life may seem to any man, there i
o an hour of deep and quiet repose at hand
V when the body may bink into dreamles
slumber. Let not the imtagination b
startled. if this resting place, instead of th
d bed of down, shall be the bed of gravel, o
the rocky pavement of the tomtb. N(
matter where the remains of wearied ma:
may lie, the repose is deep and undis
turbed-the sorrowful bosom heaves nw
more; the tears are dried up in their foun
la 1ms; the acroig teau is at rest, and thc
e tormy waves of earthly tribulation roll un
heeded over the very bosoms of the palt
nations ofthe dead---not one ofthe sleepen
heed the spuit-stirring trump, or respontd
t to the rending shouts of victory.
How quiet these countless million
- slumber in .le arm of their mother earth !
- The voice of thunder shall nut awakien
i them: the loud cry of the elements---the
wtuds---the waves--nor even the giant
tread of the earthquake, shall be able to
cause an inquietUde in the chamber of
death. They shall rest and pass away!
the last great hattle shall be fought; and
then a silver voice, at first just heard, shall
ribe to the tempest tone, and penetrate the
voiceless grave. For the trumpet shall
sound, and the dead shall bear His voice.
J. N. M1AFFIT.
TRUST TO YOURa'ELF.
"Trust to yourself" is a glirious prin
ciple for the industrious and trading clas
ses of the comnunity-and yet the philos
ophy of it is not perhaps underst,.od so well
as it ougo t to lie.
There is hardly anything more common
in the country than to hear mieuspoken of
who originally; or at some period of their
lives, were rich, lit were rnined by -secu
rity, that is, by becoiniog bound to too
great an extent for the engagements of
tneir neighbors. This must arise in a
great neasuire from an imperfect under
standing of the matter ; and it therefore
seems necessary that something should be
said in explanation of it.
I would be far from desiring to see men
shut up their heans against each other,
and each sanud, in the panoply of his own
resolutions,determined against every friend
ly appeal whatsoever. It is possible. how
ever, to be Uot altogether a chtld, abd yet
to take care lest we be tempted into an
- exertion of benevolence dangerous to our
selves, while it isof little advantage to dtr
Notwithstanding the many ties which
connect a man with society, he neverthe
les. bears largely imprinted on his fore
held the original doom, that he mnust chief
ly he dependent on his own labor for sub
sistence. It is found by all nen of ekpe
rience, that, in so far as one trusts to his
own exertions solely, ho will be npt to
flourish; and in so far is he leans, and de
pends on others, he will lie the reverse,
Nothing can give as gobd a general assu
rance of well doing as the personal activity
of the individual, day by day, exerted for
his own interest. Ifa man, on the contra
ry, suddenly finds, in the midst of such a
career, a prospect of some patronage which
seems likely to enrich him at once, or if
lie falls into the heritage ofsome antiqua
ted clains to property or title, that lie
thinks it necessary to pro.;ectte, it Is len to
one that he declines from that moment,
and is finally rluned. The only true way
to make a happy p-ogress throtth this
world is to go on in a dogged, pereveriig
pursuit of one good object, neither turning
to the right or to toe left, making our busi
ness as much as possible our pleasure, and
not peirmaitting onr~elves to awake fr-onm
ouir dream oef activity--not pei-mitta nlur
selves to think,. that ice have been active
till we suddeinly find ourselves at the goal
of our wishes, with fortune almost uneda
ciously within nut- crasp-Chambers.
Newos Making-Can aiiy thing, dead or
alive, miore pitiaible be edneelved, than a
jaded scribbler for the pubilic press-sitting
down to his task at the last moment, with
ant aching head aind an empty stomach
or vaice versa, whichm is exaictly the same in
effeci ; imagine the forlorn drudge's sen
sation, as he doggedly lifis the quill sitump
and moves it instinctively towards that
fountain of good and evil, the ink pont,
surcharged with boith the gall of bitterness
and the honey of adulation lie is desti
tote of a topic; his over-*ronghtt brain has
exhausted its stock of images. and he can
fancy nothinig but the ghostof an idea al
ready hackneyed througih all the changes
of the alphabet-ado sttbject that has not
been hackneyed to death byv the hungry
scissors of borrowers and imitators. Yet
must he contidad~ to feed the ilotn jaws of
the press; there is tio releane from the
undertaking. He is in for it, and sterile
or fertile, feasting or st arvinig, his imagina
tion must lhe wrung daily, yea hourly, for
wherewithal to omeet the merciless de
manids of the demon at his elbow.
Otherjmeu may eat, drink, and sleep;
may live, tmove, and have a being like de
cetnt creatures; the merchant may relax in
time of siekness, or retire at sasons ofen
joytnent ; the mechanic may forego a job
when lhe breaks a aib, or chooses to go a
fishing ; thie farmer may work, or let it
alone ;and the mariner hias frequent in
termission atmdst the toils and thme stor-ms
-of his c.ireer, and the world wvaigs oan with
out confusiotn, nevertheless, they only
comnparat ively feel the cotnsequnces.
Not so wtha the slaves of tyhpes. Foir him
there is no huiliday. No repiose, no r-etreat
await his tired poners. When heskntiks:
the world comes to and end, and chaos
r Nor is it merely indispensablo that he
shall labor at brief and stated intervals.
- The most irksome sort of employment,
j fromn its very cons'tancy and regularity,
,ai unceasing reclrreace, lie must also
put forth his etlorts at somethiug new.
The reading public has beeome a spoiled
ehdild. *ith a depraved appetite, perpetu
- ally hankeritg after novelties,monstrosities
and impossibilities. In the fabrication of
the.;e crudities lor quidnunes. a renewal of
intellect, once a year at least, should be
provided for. There is an end even to
-the spider's most attenuated thread;"
and what makeroflong yarns can bo re
quired, in reason, tiot only tip spin out like
a spider, the substances of his body, but
that of hiR brain also ! Truly this is a
cruel world ; and the man that meddles
with paragraphs,a tinserable piece of car
Some Boston wag has happily caries
tured the spirit of exaggeration which -
som etimses gives disprojportionate import
ane'e to its schemes for good, in an imagi
nary speech :
Dr. Slipstop begged the indulgence of
the meeting white he attempted a scienti
fic ekposition of the great subject. The
matter migiht be treated in various ways;
B But," said the Doctor, " I shall go into
alcohol; I can say nothing but alcohol.; I
wish to say nothing but alcohol. I need
say nothing but alcohol. My mind is full
ofalcohol, my thoughts are full of alcohol,
my head is full of alcohol; and I was going
to says iny stomach is full of alcohol.
The only way to do any kind of good at
the present day, is to cry " Alcohol!"
It is the imperative duty of every man, to
leave his busibess and his home-his
wife, children, and friends. and run up anti
down,. rying " Alcohol ! alcohol!" I
think it iould be a capital device, and
contribute to bring a tremendous moral re
volution. if we could have parrots, jack
daws-, atid boht-liks taught to cry
" Alcohol! alcohol alcohol !" Surely
there is no doub' that every thing trouble
some in society, government, hydrostatics,.
metebtology; and the Copernican system,
arises rom alcohol ? What makes volca
noes, earthquakes, buffoons, ecolding
wives, abd mad dogs, but alcohol? Whal
keeps up the price of green peas ? Alco
hol! What makes muschitoes bite? Al
cohol! Who upset the house. that Jack
built ? Alcohol! Who killed cock mbin?
Alcohol! Who cut off the tails of tbe'Kl
kenny cats? Alcohol! Alcohol is here,
alcohol is thefe, alcohol is every where. It
is utterly astonishing how much alcohol
there is diound usaud howlittle some folks
apper to be aware of their danger: it is
quite hazardous now-a-days to eat a pota
toe ; for ten o one, there is alcohol in it.
I don't dare go out of an evening, because
I am eonvinced there is alcohol in moon-.
shine.- I repeat it, therefore, we ought to
talk of nothing, think of nothing, and
dream of nothing but alcohol-alcohol
alcohol !" [Inimmen.e cheering.]
A PLEA OF' "NOLO CONTEN
A native of the Emerald Isle, beina
broLight before a police court in Massa
chusetts for assault ahd battery, was asked
if lie was guilty or not guilty ?
-Gt iltv.'--be the powers!" exclaimed
he, making demonstration of more tham
fixht, " haint a man a right in a free
country, to knock down any body he
plases, wi!hout being guilty of salts and
hatthers, I'd ax ye?"
The Court answering this in the nega
iive, Pat was a little at a loss what to
say. He did not like the word guilty, and
gloried too tiiuelin his character of a
boxer, towishi to debiy the charge. Whilo
he was besitating' what to say, a gentld
man or the bar wvhispered to him to put in
a pleti of "Nolo contendere."
" Nollengen tender ye !" said the Irish
inam, who was better acquainted withthe
shillalah thain vith Latin, " what's tho
manin' iv tht ?"
" The meaning is, that you will not con
tend with the country," said the lawyer.
"Nollengen tender ye !" said the ac
cuised. turning to the bench; " that is' to
say, Ill ntot contend with the whole coun
try; but be the powers!" spitting on his
hands, " I can whip any three iv ye at tho
same time !
"'M a," said a little girl the other day,
who had scarcely entered her teens;
"Ma, tmaint 1 gct married ?"
"~ Why, child !" said the anxious mo
ther, " wvhat upon earth put that notion
into your head ?"
"''Cause all the other girls are getting
married as fast as they can, and I wvant
to do so. too."
" Well, you must not think of such a
thitng. Don't you ever ask me such a
fooli'sh question again. Married ! indeed !
I tiever heard the like !"
" Well, rm, if I can't have a husband,
maini I have a piece of bread and butter ?'"
Colotnel Charles W. D'Oyley, of Greeni
ville, S. C., is lecturing um Lexington. Ky.
The Obser-ver, of the 7th inst., advertises
his lecture.in' r'efutation of Hume's argu
menut against tiiracles.-Chsaleston Cour.
'Texas, Aug. 7.-Mexico has not at this
time a vessel of war afloat-she has nO
money in the treasi'ry, and no means of
supporting an army Upon what grounds
then do the alarm'ists predict an invasiorn
this fall ? There is no danger of another
invasion froum Mexico; butt if Mtexied
wishes it, God speed them a safo conveya
nm- tn onr shnres..Register.