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W.C.MORAGNE, Editor. EDGEFIELD, S. C. JANUARY 9 1851. -
W. F. DUR ISOE, Proprietor.
TO THE SOUTH.
0! gallant South! advance, advance,
Proclaim aloud thy rights;
0! sharpen well the spear and lance,
And quick arouse thy knights.
Let not Fanatics of the North,
Transgress our father's laws;
But boldly*now advancing forth,
' Defend thy coantry's cause.
Our patriot fathers fought and bled,
Oppression to subdue;
Let uslike them upon it tread,
Although we are but few.
The 190-h too long their laws have spurned
A nd trifled wih the South ;
Now let us from her having turned,
Cease her 3pprobrious mouth.
Let us no longer linger here,
No longer here entreat;
But rather break her mad career,
And from her fold retreat.
Unfurl your banners to the brecze,
For freedom strike-for peace;
To arms! To arms! your muskets sieze,
The stately South release.
Ah! to the North let's bid adieu,
Adieu, Fanatic North;
Toolong to tLee have we been true,
Alas! we know thy worth.
A young lady correspondent, who takes
the nom dc plume of " Rose Rover," re
lates the following romantic incideut, as
having occurred in a village somewhere
in Tennessee. Truth is often stranger
"I have been playing the part of brides
maid nearly ever since I wrote last, and
have, therefore, but little time left in which
to indite this epistle, One of the mar
riages, at which I officiated in the capacity
mentioned, was quite a romantic affair;
and as no harm will be done, I will give
you the particulars-suppressing names,
however. After the union of the couple
to whose marriage we were bidden, they
had scarcely sat down before another
stood up and desired to be joined by the
he'y bnd. The minister was much sur
prised, as he had expected to officnite but
once; but, feeling that it was not his bu
si~tes s iagre intthe vhys and where.
fore that he was not.prqjpdvised,,beesked
for the necess itif irty ; and it then,
fotlfe firsfiime, occurred to the bride
groom, that a license was indispensable to
the consummation of his happiness. Ile
" This shall not interfere !"
And immediately left the house, saying
he would return in a few minutes.
"While he was absent, we learned that
a few minutes before the union of the first
couple, the young gentleman, in a lively
conversation with several sprightly and
mischief loving girls, had told them that
he was about to make a propostion to
test their courage, (of which, it seems, they
had been rather boastfully speaking,) and
this was nothing more nor less than that
he wouldchallenge either of them to marry
him as soon as the expected ceremony
was performed! Several of themn shrunk
from the ordeal; but one of them, more
courageous than the rest, accepted the
challenge-thinking he would ' back out'
before the ceremony was finished!
" Some of the company told the young
lady during the gentleman's absence, that
he would never yield, and that she had bet
ter do so, unless she was seriously in
elined to have him for a life's partner.. She
replied that she was determined as him
self, and was not to be 'outdone:' and
- seemed to think that it could be nothing
reore than a joke ! All arguments were
in vain ; so, wh'len the young gentleman
returned, and presented the license, (he
having procured it at the clerk's office-it
being the county seat where we were as
semubled,) she gaily laughed, and again
placed herself beside him in front of the'
minister. The old gentleman admonished
them; but they told him to proceed ; and
the ceremony commenced! The bride
groom responded affirmatively in a gay
tone, and as he did so, cast a triumphant
glance npon her. When it became her
turn to answer, she hesitated a moment,
but presently said laughingly,
" You shall not triumph sir !"
"And immediately uttered the little
-word that cannot be retracted, and which
made them onC dluring the remainder of
their lives! The benediction being over
she said, in a half serious tone,
" Why, I feel as I had been married in
" You certainly are," solemnly said the,
"She doubted it at first, but was at
length convinced, that she was really and
- dc facto Mrs.--? For a time, she wept
violently; but her new relative, who, by
this time, began to see his folly, seeing al
so that the consequence of their hardihood
wvas irremediable, determined to make the
best of it and therefore used all his
power to console her, in which he, at
"'rThey had never met before that eve
-.ning; and they little dreamed that at their
first meeting they were to utter vows that
were irrevocable, and wvhich were to unite
them to each other for life. Both of them
belong to families of the highest respecta
b'ility, and are both wealthy. They seerp
well suitnd tonah other; nnd who sall.
say that their union, so strangely brought
about, may not be replete with happiness
for each ? They now appear to-be recon
ciled to their destiny, and I, for one, be
lieve, that it will be a bright one.
We sincerely hope, with our fair corres
pondent, that this strange union may in
deed be' replete with happiness. Buf, we
would by no means advise others to try so
dangerous an experiment. Marriage is
too sacred a thing to be trifled with in this
way. We trust that few ministers in the
land can be found who would officiate un
der similar circuimistances.-Arthur's H.
Life on the Turning of a Card.
A friend narrated to us a day or two
since, an anecdote of early times in West
Tennessee, which we will attempt to re
peat even at the risk of losing the grapehic
simplicity of his conversational narrative.
Sone eighteen or twenty years since, a
well known reskient of 'Pirtion county was
put on his trial, 6iiiigcd witi tle niirder
of his wife. As usual in such cases, pop
ular feeling was largely against him. and
all the eloqueuce and ingenuit of his coun
set were required to make any impression
in his favor upon a jury, which, however
impartial it might desire to be in the con
seiousness of sworn duty, could not but
see the waves of popular prejudice surg
ing ia upon it,
The case was ably argued. The cmn
ae! for the detnce made most vigorous
and impassioned appeals. The case was
submitted to the jury, and they retired, to
make up their verdict. Time passed, and
as the setting sun warned all of the ap
proaching night, the large throng in at
tendance, the judge, counsel, etc., retired,
all anxious, the aceured not the least so, to
lea- tie verdict of the jury, and some
w 6ered that the jury lesiated for one
m 'int to bring in a verdict of guilty. In
the i'antime the jury had conic to a point
beyond which they could progress no fur
ther. The appeals of the counsel of the
defence had not been without their influ
ence, and the jury stood unchangeably six
for conviction and six for acquittaf. Some
thing had to b . In thI
twelve gooaieilows could not be got to
ge'ner for a night, and sleep. Cards ap
peared nysterliisly from the de ti of sun
dry large p)o c% "d 'e
lp and pooker w AW.
About midnight one of their numbef
Col. P., proposed that they should play a
game of seven up, the result to decide the
verdict. The proposition was heartily and
unaniously agreed to, in all seriousness,
and the whole crowd collected around
Col. P. and his opponent, who proceeded
to phiy the game o which was staked a
human ife. Col. P. played to save the
accused. His opponent played, and quite
as zealously, to secure the conviction.
Their backer.4, five and five, stood behind
them. encouraging the champions, and
watching the game, dimly seen by the
light of two tallow candles, with the most
The game proceeded with very eqnal
fortune, till both parties stood at six and
six. It was Col. P's. deal; lie dealt and
TL'RNEDi JACK. The prisoner was acquit
ted, and every man of the jury joined in a
shout which started the whole village, even
tile revellers in "the grocery." Next morn
ing the jury went into court, and gave, to
the astoiiinieint of many, tihe verdiet of
"not guilty." The juryman w~ho played
an unsuccessful game for human life~, still
li-es, a much respectedl citizen of this dis
tr-ict. One of the couinsel is a very dlistin
gnishied me(mber- of the Memphis bar, and
the accused has, as we believe, gone to a
higher court; but nithler of them,~ nor any
of the assemblage, nor the court, who mar
velled at the ver-diet, eighteen ycears ago,
have evei- kirown that a human life wvas
saved by tuning Jack! 'There are some
curious episodos ill tile history of out- early
settlemenlts; but wlso would think of veni
turing life upon01 turning Jack !-alemphis
There may be still living a few among
the "oldest inhabitants" of a country vil
lage in the southern part of this Staite, who
will remember the following rather humor
ous story :--Sone twenty years ago,
among the residents of the village alluded
to, were two men who resembled each
other somewvhat in their general appear
ance-eachi weighing about two hundr-ed,
and both of them as capable of enjoying a
good joke as such portly old gentlemen
generally are; but while it w-as tihe busi
neCss of one to preach againlst the sin of in
dulging a plropensity for " tripping the
light faintastic toe," the other was celebra
ted for- his skill in) furniishing the necessary
music on such occasions, when that par
ticular sin-so considered by some-was
to be enacted.
While the Doninie was one day leisure
ly walkinig along tihe streets, a couple of
dar-kies approached him ; one of them re
marked to tihe other," That's him now; I
know him, for I've seen him often." "Well,
speak to him, theni," says the other." "No,
Pete, you speak( to Imo."
Noticing that they wished to hold some.
intercour-se with himt, the Dominic turned
round and said:
" Did you wish to speak with me ?
"Yes sare; we wanted to knowv if you
"No, I beAieve not," replied Mr. N.,
(the idea of a wedding fee immediately pre
serted itself) and which was not to be
slighted on account of the eolor of the par.
ties. What is it you want?"
" We wanted you, if you were 'custom
ed to othciate for colored pcrsons, who are
willing to pay, to come next Monday eve
ning to the red house next de toll gate."
" Oh, yes, it's not my practice to refuse
any one on such occasions, At what hour
do yoo wish me to come
"Early candle light, Massa, if you please
-we've not had any thing of that kind in
a good while."
" Very well, I'll be there," replied the
Dominie, as he turned on his heel, think
ing tie remark that they had had nothing
of that kind in a good while, meant that
no wedding ha<l transpired among them in
a long time.
'True to his appointment, Dominic N.
was at lie house deisgnated, in good sea
son.[Tedoor opened into t..:e principal
room of the house, aroind-Wieh a-fsi
twenty or thirty of Africa's sable children,
dressed in their very best. According to
the instructions they had received from
one of their number, they all rose on his
entrance. He took a proffered seat, which
was behind a little desk at one end of the
room, for a moment, and then remarked, if
the parties wcre ready they had better im
mediately take their places.
In a monent all was bustle and confu.
sion. While some removed the chairs from
the rooin, eight couples formed as if for a
qnadrille, The Dominie stared around in
utter amazement, wheni he who had been
spokesmian in engaging him at the village,
a few days before, coming up to him, his
mouth grinning from ear to ear," Massa
Fuse, habbentyou brought your fiddle with
jou. We habbent got one here."
" Fuse ! fiddle! what do you inean?"
exclaimed the Dominie-the whole affair
beginning to dawn on his always quick
mind :-" is this not to be a wedding ?"
"Oh, no, Massa Fuse, we should hab
the Dominie here first, if we had a wed.
The Dom ' anco that he
nd the s
,adwith sim * iing the
fellow his n.- and occupation, win
had.out the same effect among the dar
asif a bombshel had dropped among
them, he rused from-tbhe-h-eee.
..ut tliejoe 'as too good a one to re
main a secret, and the Dominic had to tell
it to some of his fun loving congregation
who will laugh to this day about their min
ister's going to fiddle at a darky ball.
JAXACA.-This spot once a perfect
garden, with a climate surpassed by no
country in the world, for equality of few
perature, finned by the ever shifting
breezes of the trophies, and warmed by a
sun whose fructifying heat gives a perpe.
tual summer, and its soil so prolific that
the lbor of ten weeks will secure ample
provisions for the year,-this spot of earth
which should have been the g.ranary of
America, has now, under the blightiig
curse of emancipation, fallen into utter
In 1831, when slavery ceased to'exist,
there were U53- sugar plaLtations in sue
cesslul operation. Of these 150 have,
since emancipation, been abandoned and
two hundred thousand acres of land have
been thrown out of cultivation. The best
land on the island can now be obtained
at almost any price. No compensation
for labor is offered-anid dhe free blacks,
no longer uinder the guidance and control
of the white race,.have bec-oise, as thcy
always will,-beggars, rogues a-nd outcasts.
The sleek, wveil-fed and happy- slaves are
changed- to half-starved, discontented free
men ; atii the whites are either leavig
the Island to- its rapidly approaching de
solation, or those who are comnpelled to
remain arc losing the pride of caste and
approximating to the ignor-ance, the lazi
ness and the moral degradation of the
Such is the fate that our Northern fel
lowv-citizens would wish toontail uponi us,
som~e by force or fraud, as the-ultra abo
litionist, but all: by their wish for general
emancipation and the total extinction of
slavery. God preserve us and our now
contented negroes fronm the curse of Nor
thern wishes.-Char-leston Sunt.
CALIrORNIA DoCTos.-It is not a
very conmfortable thing to be sick any
where, but it seems more especially to be
necessary that poor men should eschew
the luxury of illness in California. From
a fee bill of the San Francisco Medical
Society, extracts of which are published
in thte Baltimore Sun, we find thtat the
California Doctors knowv howv to dose
their patients wvith charges, as wvell as wvith
pills and powders. A single visit is $32,
and visits in the course of a regular at
tendance half that sum. A visit at night
is from $30 to $50, antd a written opinion
fromi $50 to $100. Mileage is $10,
and a consulting visit $32. A man's leg
will be cut off for $300, and a finger- will
he dedigitated. for a cool hundred. But
the largest of the charges is for the ope
ration of cataract, which is simply a thou
sand dtollars. Either the cataracts in Cal
ifornia, as Mr's. Partiington would say, are
all Falls of Niagara, or the California
Doctors did, not carry out their conscis
ences in the-samne vessel. that. took their
medical inoe~a...lesntonn Sun.
Tho Distinguish4 Poad of 2850.
BY URIAU U. J i, OF N. Y.
Such is mortal's eting breath;
Such is life, and ieh is death.
They have fallen Iay, not fallen in
the estimation of thr countrymen-for
their memories will cer flourish in grate
ful remembrance-bt their names have
been stricken from throll of living great.
ness, and the tomb, t'tallotted tenement
of mortality, has cltled its own.
Death, lad in his loomy robes, has
wandered in the mi t lof eloquence, of
valor, of erudition, a4 of worth, spread.
ing dismay around. Wherever he has
roamed he has cau Jhavoc. On the
brow of talent lie ltamped his signet,
and powerless becab t.the lips of clo.
qucne; he grasped t - and of the war
rior, and closed his a to the sound of
the drn:n and O'ie tru: et of battle,
1lis sword was in s'hand
Still warm with ent fufht;
Ready that inome a, conmand,
...... 'I rn rock a tel to smite.
They have fallen !-4irk
had enrolled their nans high, very high
in her Temple, so gradtand so towering
-the names of Taylo alhoun, Elmore,
Prentiss, King, Mas , Osgood, Fuller
Twelve ,hart month ago, and Zacha
ry Taylor stood befde the world as the
illustrious chief of a r~ity nation bless
ed with the love and reevence of millions
of freemen, and in thiranquil enjoyment
of every earthly bliss 'a few more weeks
glide away and becoe lost in the revo
lution of time, and - Oat is left of the
President and the H his dust, -moves
on to the last restingalaco of rnortality,
in regal magnificenc ay I in more than
kingly splendor, for h mound is honored
by the poor and the tumble, and moi
stened by the tear of fretion.
0! after all the toils 4 war,
How blest the brav man lays him down!
His bier is a triumph ear
His grave is glory id renown !
le has fallen ! -So i Carolina'weeps
o'er the tomb of her nj'st able champion,
for the eloquent tong' ot Calhoun will
no longer lisp the ace its of beauty and
,-.sublimitv; to day lie reposeth placidly
trcnincts of the earth,
and no voice but a k id n rouse
Death ! thou "l ivest a shining mark,'
for Elmore, the talented and distinguished
hath fdlen at thy mandate.
Seargent S. Prentiss has fidlen ! A
brilliant light has been quenched, and the
Pleader has carried his cause up to thal
Tribunal from which there can be no ap
And could'st not thou spare for a litth
longer, one whose age is as nothing befort
the great Jlehovakh? Why blunt the poini
or her eloquent pen, and why hush the
kindly throbbings of her noble heart? Ir
thy roainings, couldst thou not find somi
ninbler victim of thy wrath, than Mar
garet Fuller? Ah ! thou must fulfil th
nission, ordained by providence, until th<
stars shall grow dim with age, and yor
glorious luimiary of day sets in eterna'
Go then and pluck the bloom from th<
rose in its sweetness and its beauty, ani
scatter to the-air its richest perfume; strikt
down manhood as lie launches his frai
bark on the eventful waters atf life; and
when the great warrior returns from th<
grounid of his exploits, covered with glo
ry, conquer him, oh spoiler, and hold bin
th-y prisoner !
"Then~ hero, thme statesman, iis jonirney is done
All his cares are now over, his last battle won
Now sweetly lie rests from his sorrows and
And leaves a proud nation in sadness and
Trhey have fallen ! Great intellect ot
renown, or elevated station could not savc
them fr'om the worm, for it w~as written'
"dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thau
return." Man, no matter how brilliant his
career, or how datzzlinigliy splendidlhis
talents, must, in process of time, be en
cireled within the limits of a little spot o1
"The a of heraldry, the ponip of pr~yer.
Adalthat beauty, all that wealth- e'er gave,
Await alike the inevitable hour,
rTe paths of glory lhad but to the grave."'
Sleep, on noble dead of 1850 ! Sleep
on in your fast rest', and miingie your dust
wvith the free soil of Columbia, in the
hallowed graves where Americans have
laid you. Sleep on while in the inmost
recesses of our hearts your names are
To sEEi Ialf a dozen uncles, two or
three brothers, and a maiden aunt of se
veinty, holding consuktation to devise ways
and means to prevent a young girl marry.
inig the young mant she loves, is just about
as ridiculous as to see an intoxicated
man attempting to shoulder his own sha
A BEAUTIFUL ExPREssED THoUoHT.
-It is diffiult to conceive anything
more truly beautiful, than the reply given
by one in afihiction, when he was asked
how lie bore it so well. "It lightens the
stroke," said lie, patiently, " to draw near
Him who handles the rod."
PEACHI Stains Can be easily' removed;
by soakibg the stained article far a shiort
tiine ini common. whiskey or al'coholic li
From the Charleston Mercury.
Wages of Labor.
Tie picture which I drew in the former
article is-only that of every overstocked la
bor market. It is the inevitable result of
excess in the laboring population ef any
country where all the soil is owned by a
class who feel no obligation, legally, pe.
cuniarily, or morally to provide for the
support of such laborers. The conduct of
that Landlord, Green, may be character
ized by some as cruel and oppressive. Is
it his fault, or the fault of the-system -the
condition of society in which lie lives?
He -says, and no doubt h'e says truly, that
lie went openly into the labor market and
bid for a laborer, the customary price of
one half penny per week, and tlie offer
brought Walsh to his service. It is true
he fed him on the starvation principle, but
is lie to blame- for that. He fed him ac
cording to the custom of the country upon
a little corn meal gruel-just enough to
sustain life; he could not afford to fatten
him, for he only wanted his services for a
and then- he would turn him out
to starve o I with no more
feeling than you or I woul .
worthless cur. If he died, who would care
-the country was full of just such; no one
would feel the loss-perhaps some would
feel glad to get rid of him before they were
taxed for his support. This farmer aeted
towards his laborer just like all in that
country who hired starved laborers, who
were willing to work for just enough- to
keen life in their bodies a little longer, and
therefore should not be called cruel. And
what is it different from the same system
all over the world. That the result is not
the same in the United States, is because
the labor market is not yet overstocked.
Turn loose upon the world three million
of laborers without a foot of land to call
their own, or but to shelter themselves
subject them to the necessity of laboring
for just such sum as might be offered, or
starve, and what would be their condition
within less than a quarter of a century of
time ? Would it be any better than that of
''l it be said that I advocate a system
of labor which gives no wages at all to the
laborer, for this I have often been told. I
deny the assertion. Let us examine &
case. Irr the first place, the noor-of nll
~u~crlt -7 s11nied by pru'dential6i
tives, and in some by law, from entering
into that blessed condition of enjoyment of
life, the conjugal. state. for fear of inability
to provid'e' comfortable support for their
The Sout1'ern negro has no such fears
to operate upon his mind. His children
4i sickness or health are taken care of by
his employer. le is also morally certain
that he will be fed with a sufficiency of
good nutritious food, not only to prevent
starvation, but to keep him in a healthy
condition of sleek fatness.
And what opportunity has he for the
procurement of the little luxuries of life,
such asgratily the palate or amuse the eye*
Why, here in this part of South Carolina
nearly all the plantation labor is performed
by task work, and inste ad of being obliged,
like poor Walsh, to work from daylight
to dark for half a penny, they are generally
out of the field by three o'clock in the af
ternoon-the task completed.
They may then devote the remainder of
the day to labor or idleness as they choose.
They are always welcome to cultivate
just as much land as they please.- Some
avail themselves of this advantage, and
raise cansiuerabie crops, wvhich they may
either eat or sell. Certainly they are not
necessitated to eat it, for their master al
Iways provides their food ; and to prove it
is sutiicient, allowv me to state, that the
lowest ration given is a heaped-half bushel
measure of sweet potatoes per week,.
which, by repeated experiments, I find to
weigh from 4?, to 48 lbs.-six to seven
p)ounids a day. Throughout the greatest
porionof heSouth the regular ratio nto
al aoesis thiree and a half pounds of
clear baeon, and a. peck and a half of sweet
corn meal per week to-every man and wo
man. Besides this they have large quan
tities of vegetables, or in base of laboring
in situations where these cannot b'e ob
fainedy an increase- of meat and bread.
For instance, the shingle-makers in North
Carolina are given six pounds of pork- a
week.- As for clothing, did any person
ever see better clothed laborers, bond or
free, tban the great mass of slaves through
out the wvhole country, and in the vicinity
of Charlestou particularly. Then they
are well housed and attended by a good
physician when sick. In addition to the
crops which they have an opportunity to
raise and sell, nearly every family have
pigs, poultry, eggs, brooms, baskets, or
something every year to sell for money,
which they spenu freely for present grati
fications, as they have no occasion to lay
it up for future wants. Besides this, many
negroes receive more money every year in
Christmas presents than the total amount
of wages of the poor laborer mentioned.
It was my fortune twvo days ago to
make the passage fromJohn's Island in an
eight-oared boat loaded to her full capa
city wvith all manner of thiiigs that go to
mnake up a Christmas marketing of the
slaves upon one of those plantations., It
. was 14 o'clock at night when we left, not
only with the full consent of the master,.
but wvith the assistance of his counsel and'
negmant, to eablei hi eoann1'o et their:.
stuff to market and' sell it to the best ad
vantage. Before startirg, one of the ne
Troes was called into his room by the
saster,and.the following conversation en
"i Well Toney, db you want the money
I owe you for thetwo hqgs I bought of
you to take -to town ?!'
"Why, yes, bfassa, if you got him; I
like little of him."
" Very well, the porker weighed282 1-2
lbs., and at five cents comes to 814 12.
"You got him too littlb, Massa, he weigh
287 1.2, and make 14 37 1-2, dat him,
" Very wel. here is the money. Will
you go-by the midnight tide, or waitWI to.
" Why, sir, we got so much work to do,
if you please, sir, we will go to-night, and
dat save time."
" Very well, just as you like. See who
will go with you and let me know, and I
will give you the pass."
And so after witnessing this specimen
of slavery, I took my seat in the boat, and
as we sped over the midnight moonlit wa
ters o harbor, Iistened to the
unrestrained conversation o
oppressed slaves," while I contrasted their
situation with that of the truly wretched
behigs mentioned in the little extract from
the London paper in the first article, and
I said to mysell although there is no legal
obligation resting upon the master to pay
these- people- for their work, how unmea.
suraby greater is thei wages of labor
than that of him who sued his employer
for the recovery of eighteen pence for
eighteen days work in harvest time.
Upon this let us pause and reflect.
I remain, most respectfully, yours, &c.
Charleston, Dec. 25, 1850.
ov'rne* Quitman. -
A Washington letter writerto theNew
York Journal of Commerce says:
"The Government has information c6ol
cerning Gov. Quitman's participaion-. in
the late Cuban invasion, which will be
suffici6nt to convict him, or a do*en men,
ten times over, of the' charge broug'ht
against him.. "'- Pederal Exetutive is
determiiiec it is saa, wat hw shal be
Quitman will r sist the process while he
remains Governor. Should Judge Ghol.
son' decide that Quitman is answerable to
the process, the Marshal of Mississippi
will arrest him, and take him to Louisiana.
If not, the United States Maisha-of Lou.
isiana will be instructed to serve the pro
cess upon him, and he will be supported
by the whole power of the United States."
We don't believe a word of this story
about the pretended information against
Gov. Quitman. In the Missi'ssippian of
the 20th ult., we fIid a correspondence
between the U. S. District Attorney and
the Covernor, hi which the atter calls
tho accusations brought against him
"baseless charges," and signities his rea
diness to confront his accusers as soon as
his official term expires, but iot sooner.
After this correspondence, and we pre
sume of course under the direction of the
Fillmore administration, an application
was made to the Judge f the United
States District Court for the arrest of
Gov. Quitnman, and his removal to Newv
Orleans. The motion was argued in open
court, not only by the U. S. District At.
torney' for the prosecution, but also by
special counsel employed- by the Got'ern
mient of the United States. At our ltost
dates the motion w'as still nder advise
mnent before Judge Gholson.
The whole porter of the'Fed'eral Go.
vernment is brought to bear upon this
issue, and even if Judge Gholson decides
ifmt the- Governor is not liable to arrest
whilst Governor, the Matshali of Louisi
ana, with tho- military of the United
States, is to' arrest him any how. We be
lieve such power called into exercise would
be an uitwarrantable encr'oachmnent on the
rights of a sovereign Stato-, and would
be resisted by th'e people of Mississippi
H-ad it been th'e Governor of Vermont, or
the executive of any Free Soil State, this
sater woud haive beerr dropped Ifong
sic-;but it is Quinnan the' diswnienzist,
and not Quitman as a Cuban symnpathizer,
they want to get hold of. No, the whole
design and intent of this prosecution
wvould appear to be solely to tarnish the
fair fame of one of the South's most true
hearted. champions at this juncture. We
want to see the Louisiana Marshal and
the federal troops undertake the arrest of
the gallant Quitman. It would be the
signal for anl uprising throughout the
South that wvould astonish Fillmore and
Webster. The gallant Governor knows
wiell the mnettle of the- Palmettoes. They
might like to be at the fraf.-South Car.
RE-V.- TmrwoooRE PARKER-.--The Port
land' (Me.) Evening' News says, that the
Rev. Theodore Parker, of Boston, after
uniting in marriage the fugitive slaves,
Williami Crafts, and tho colored womarr
wvith whom he liv'ed as his wvife, drewv forth
a dagger and presented it to Crafts, ad'
monishing him to "stain it with the blood
of thousands," rather than suffer himself
or wife to be captored.
Punctuality begets confidence, and is
the sure nath to honor and respect.
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SOMtrERN SCHooL Boots-The inpo'
tance of encouraging the circulation of school
books,written, edited,and publishedatliorae,
is attracting the earnest attention of our
teachre and friends of Southern educatiiM.
We have been permftted to examine thbwnian
uscript copy of a rew work, entitled "'The
Carolina Reader," compiled by Mr. . H.
Folker, of this city, consisting of short ex
tracts in prose and verse, chiefly fromthe'wri
tings of Southern authors and others, whose
sentiments are s6und 6h the' subjedt of our
domestic institutions. It appears froni the
examination which we have given it, to be
peculiarly adapted as a reading book for' our
Academies, as welf as a convenient e'outen
dium for reference, for the use of the general
render. Afr. Follier is engaged in the instmue-.
tion of youth, in this city ; an oectnphtion in
which he liossesses a good~ m'easste of expe
rience-a Carolinian by birth and education,
and possessing, as the liberal expenditure of
labbr and applichtion, in the present ddrtak
ing, alsundantly shows, no emal share of in
dustry and perseverance. We tale pfea'so
in calling attention to the enterprise as the
pioneer of a seriies of simiilar efforts, on the
part of' our teachers, to'supply their- own text
books-and woufd earnestly ufrgo the zenfots
co-operation of publishers in~the'matter, with
out which the- object conld not be eff'eted.
It is the eompiler's intention, we are inform
ed, to put it to press, ca soh as tihis indisjeun
sab'e-aidecan be seciuted. It has'6een exan
imed already by several of'our teneioet, and
is spoken of by them, in the highest; termns.
MDinSsEn Ar RussrA.-Ifon. NEI. SaoWiy,
iistetyat 1Russi has written liome that ho
shall ask to be recalled next summer. He
says there are much less Aenet'iean trade witti
Russia than formerly, and whiat there is, is
mostly through Gret! Britain. The who14
ceremony between Emperor and himself, at
his presentation, was-s mere conlversafien oif
TEE YERMONr NurXFCAeois Law.-The
Brattleboro (Vt.) Eagle repeats thie intima
tion that the recent 1aw of the'Legislature of
that State, in effect nulliffmng the fugitive
slave law, was passed without the scrutiny, or
oven the falil knowledge of the legislators.
The bill is said to hav'e been ubrought out on
the lat day of the session, when alarge num
ber of the Representatives had 'left or th~
i. Gen. Rusr, one of theoU. Suaeators
from Texas, is said to be lyitidangrbuiyili
at Whcnga .