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"We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of our ZaLberties, and if it must fall, we will Perish amidst the Ruins."
W. F. DURISOE, Proprietor. EDGEFIELD, S. C., FEBRUARY13,1851. VL -IN - -
GOOD BYE-GOOD BYE.
Farewell! farewell! is often heard
From the lips of those who part;
'Tis a whispered tone-'tis a gentle word,
But it springs not from the heart.
It may serve for the lover's closing lay,
To be sung 'neath a summer's sky ;
But give to me the lips that say
The honest words-" Good bye !"
Adieu! abicu ! may greet the ear,
In the guise of courtly speech;
But when we leave the kind and dear,
'Tie not what the soul would teach.
Whene'er we grasp the hands of those
We would have forever nigh,
The flame of friendship bursts and glows
In the warm, frank wrds-" Good bye."
The mother, sending forth her child
To meet with cares and strife,
Breathes thro' her tears her doubts and fears
For the loved one's future life.
No cold "adieu" no " farewell" lives
Within the choking sigh;
But the deepest sob of anguish gives
" God bless thee, boy, good bye !"
Go watch the pale and dying one,
When the glance has lost its beam
When the brow is cold as marble stone,
- And the world a passing dream:
- Ad the latest pressure of the hand,
T.e look of the closing eye,
Yield what the heart must understand,
A lorg-a last " Good bye !"
. The Banker's Clerk.
A TALE OF BLOOD.
The swell mob, in this vast metropolis,
have recourse to many tricks and strata
gems, in order to obtain possession of the
property of their intended victims. The
newest plan adopted late by thieves of
this class is, by some plausible story or
other, to induce persons left in charge of
houses containing property, to quit them
for a short time, whilst under skilfiu hands
the work of plunder is dexterously and
quickly performed. The plan, however,
is not so new as many of my readers may
imagine, and as the following tragic tale
The west end of the Irish metropolis
has, in the present day, but little of the
splendor and respectability of the English
etropolis, known by the same desigua
; or even of the ma nifi
_could itself oastin etter days;
Eirnow-only traditionary, or to
essed at from the relics which have
" ed the ravages of time and neglect.
The period is not very far distant, when
no part of the city of Dublin exhibited
more numerousspecimens of wealth, pub.
lic spirit, and national grandeur, than that
which is known by the name of the " Earl
of Meath's Liberty." It was at once the
residence of the aristocracy, and the fo
cus of trade. In proof of the latter part
of my assertion, I need only mention,
that in Kevan street, overlooking the plea
sant garden of the Hon. E. Synege Coop
er, M. P., stood the celebrated coach
manufactory* of a Mr. William Collier,
who, at the time of our story, is said to
have employed upwards of two hundred
men, and to have turned out one new
carriage every day in the year. This was
some time before the "Union." This
trade has undergone a great change since
those days of Dublin's prosperity.
The west quarter of the city is now the
abode of thankless toil-of famine, dis
case, misery and sin. During the latter
part of the last century, one of the most
retired and perhaps gloomy streets in the
city contained several of the wealthiest
commercial houses in the city. Sinco a
few years after this period, when business
began to fall, one of the houses in this
street remained uninhabited, unmil it be
came ruinous for even to poorest of the
Irish-and heaven knows, that is poor
indeed ! A foolish story has gone abroad
that it was haunted by spirits--if any at
that time dwelt therein, they were the
makers of "illicit whisky," for I am of
opinion it had its foundation in an event
which one happened in it,~hnd which I am
now about to narrate as I had it from an
aged person who was alive when it oc
T1he house of which I speak, was wiell
known at the office of the banking firm
of Messrs.-. It stood betwveen two
immense masses of buildings, exclusively
appropriated to the storage of goods, wvith
*loft above loft, to the height of seven
*stories. The banking offices were on the
ground floor and the upper portion of the
house was furnished for the convenience
of a trustworthy clerk, wvho resided on
the spot, and wvho had in charge the wvhole
of the premises, when the business of the
day was over.
The name of this clerk was Henry
Macready. He had been taken into the
office at an early age. His talents for
business and wvell tried fidelity, by degrees
raised him to the highest post under the
heads of the establishment ; and on his
marriage with a young and amniab~le wo
man, he was installed in a suite of hand
somely furnished apartments in the Bank,
and made sole manager of the concern.
It was about a year after his promotion
*It was in Mr. Collier's coach factory that Mr.
-Alderman Hutton, M. P., served his time as a
eoseh body maker. Mr. Hutton's coaeh factory
en Somerset Hill, Dublin, is now one of the finest
establishments of this description in the United
to this important trust, that a deposit was
lodged in the Bank to a very large amount
in cash, and diamonds and plate, of the
value of several thousand pounds. The
lodgement had been made by a nobleman
who was going abroad. The transaction
took place in the presence of the partners
of the banking-house, Henry Macready,
and a book-keeper named Luke Pane.
The gold and diamonds were placed
along with the bank cask, in a strong fire-.
proof coffer, the key of which Macready
always kept about his per-son. The plate
was kept in a separate coffer.
The bank closed at the usual hour that
day ; but Macready remained in the office
to balance the cash, which had been very
heavy. Some slight difficulty occurred
in his task, which he was unable to over
come; and he was one of thoso genuine
accountants to whom the fractional part
of a farthing was as dear, as the thou.
sands of pounds which stood before it.
It was a day in the depth of wvinter, and
the evening was far advanced before Ma
cready had found outhis error. Ile push
ed the book from him, and threw himself
back in his high chair, in a musing pos
ture, trying to recollect the various trans
actions of the day-at least so it may be
presumed-and at length wearied with
conjecture, fell fast asleep. When he
awoke, it was late, and a strange glimmer
was in the apartment, as if from a dark
lantern. le tried to move, but to his as
tonishment and dismay, he found himself
tied to his seat with strong cords, in such
a manner that though he felt no conside
rable pressure, to use his arms for any
purpose was impossible. He uttered an
angry exclamation, and in an instant two
men were at his side. One of them held
a lantern in his hand, by the light of which
Macready perceived that their faces were
blackened. The man who held the lan
tern desired him to be quiet.
" What do you want here, and why am
I thus pinioned ?" said Macready, upon
whose mind the whole meaning of the
scene began to break.
"Be quiet, and you shall know."
"I will not be silent-I will alarm the
house. lo! Thieves! Robbers!" shouted
the poor cashier, as he writhed upon his
chair, and in all the agony of constraint.
"Another shout, and you die," said the
second burglar, advancina ckeJo in
.~itrEW~hgaTrorn HtR coat po ket.
"'That is the voice of Luke Fane-I
know you now; I comprehend your vil
" If you do, then deliver your keys, and
let us despatch the business."
Macready again shouted with redoubled
A pause ensued. No one came to his
assistance from the house, and the street
outside seemed to be quite deserted.
"Since you know me," said Luke,
"know also that shouting will avail you
nothing, for I have contrived to send your
wife and servants out of the way."
" Monster! is it thus you repay the
kindness of your emploper ?" said the
" Listen to me," said Luke, " tell me
where the key of yonder coffier is-tell
me quickly- am playing a desperate
game, and will not be trifled with."
Macready had the key suspended from
his neck within his vest; stooping sudden
ly over the cords which crossed the chair
in front, he contrived to bring it within
the grasp of his pinioned right hand.
Luke observed the motion, and guessed
"Give me that key," said Luke.
"Never but with my life," retur-ned the
Another pause ensued, and then the
two men fell at once upon Macready, and
struggled to force the key from him, but
the ener-gy with which the fatithful clerk
held it, rendered it imp)ossible for the rob
bers to eff'ect their purpose withont undo
ing the cords which secur-ed their pr-isoner-.
"I will cut your fingers from above it,
if yon do not yield the key quickly,"
muttered Luke bet ween his grinding teeth,
as he relinquished the attempt.
Paneo an Macready looked at each
other sternly, when the struggle ceased.
At length the latter spoke again.
" Can this be possible ? Is this no
dream? i s Luke Pane indeed become a
house-breaker and murdereri and are his
victims the men whose bread he has eaten
for so many years, and the fellow-cler-k
who was once his best of friends ? For
shame Luke ! Give up this insane at
tempt ; release me, and depart, and take
leisure to repent of this foul crime."
" I cannot, even if you promised secre
cy, which I know you too well to hope
for. I have gone too far-too far !" re
peated Fane, striking his forehead, and
adding, merrily, "no more pr-eaching, if
you please, but deliv-er the key at once or
you are a dead man."
" Never, while I have life."
" I would not willingly have your blood
upon my head-I would spare you for the
sake of old times. Resign the key ?"
" Never !"
" Think of your wife and child."
"Margaret !-wife !-dear wire! whty
do you not bring me aid I" shrieked the
miserable man as lhe twisted and strug
gled in his bonds like one impaled.
" Dispatch him," said the man who held
the flight, "or we shall be discovered."
"nce, mere the key !" said Fane, as
he summoned up his worst resolutior.
The cashier saw the polished barrel oJ
the pistol steadily held within an inch ol
his forehead. The veins swelled out upor
his temples like knotted whip-cord, head.
ed with the cold sweat of his agony, but
he grasped the key tighter than ever.
"The key ?" gasped Fane, in a voice
hoarse and broken with the devilish rage
of the murderer.
" Never! never! but with life !"
Fane advanced the pistol until it pross
ed against the bare forehead of his victim.
He drew the trigger-a dull report re.
sounded through the apartment. and no.
thing but the corpse of Henry Macready
remained sitting in his office chair.
On that same evening, as it was grow.
ing dark, the wife of Macready was sit
ting in her drawing-room playing with
her infant, when dinner was announced.
On descending to the dining room, and
not finding her husband in his usual place,
she desired the servant to tap at the office
door, which was his usual signal. The
servant did so, and receiving no answer,
brought back word that his master was
from home, and Margaret at once conclu
(led that he had gone out to dine with a
friend. When her solitary meal was over
she returned to the drawing-room, to
amuse herself until her husband should re
turn. An hour had passed thus, when a
person, who said he had a message from
Mr. Macready, called. This person said
that Mr. Macready was dining with a
family of his acquaintance at the south
side of the city, and bad sent him to con
duct Mrs. M. and the child to the place.
Margaret at once arose, and after some
slight alteration in her dress, went out
with the messenger, accompanied by a
female servant and her infant, leaving the
house in charge of the man servant, not
without some reluctance, as he had been
but a short time in the service of the bank.
The party had been walking more than
half an hour through crowded streets,
when all at once the messenger disappear
ed. Having waited a considerable time for
his return, Margaret concluded that lie
had accidentally missed them, and not
knowing the exact locality of the house
to which she was going she bent her steps
homewards. Tired and disappointed, the
little party arrivedat their own dow .
selves by means of a latch key.
On entering the sitting-room, Mrs. M.
rang for the man servant, but no one an
swered. Putting her infant to sleep in
the cradle, and desiring the maid to go to
bed, she determined to sit up for her
husband. Eleven o'clock struck-twelve
-one, and neither master nor servant re
turned. Poor Margaret could no longer
bear up against the weariness and want
of sleep which weighed her eyelids down,
and retiring to her chamber, she soughit
her couch and soon wts fast asleep.
Troubled dreams, however, disturbed her
repose, and she awoke, just as the clock
was striking four. The night light had
just gone out, but a clear frosty moon was
shining through the windows at the front
of the house. Throwing a cloak over
her night dress, she descended to the
drawing-room. All was cold and silent
there. She grew terrified with the loneli
ness of her condition, and strange and
fearful pictures of danger anI calamity
swam before her mental vision. In this
state, she went down to the office. She
felt something compelling her to try the
handle of the dloor. The room was pitch
dark. Dr'agging herself to one of the
shutters, she opened it, and a beam of
moonshine, clove the darkness of the
apartment. Margaret, to her surprise,
nowv discovered the figure of her husband,
whom she imagined to be asleep. With
a cry of delight, she ran forward and lay'
ing her arm upon the shoulder of the
" Wake, Henry ! and come to bead
you are frozen with the cold !"
She wondered at the deepness of lh
slumber, as she beard no sound of breath.
ing, and ielt no motion. Passing her
hands over the body she felt the cords, and
touched the icy hand whlichi hand been
partly freed from the ligatures. Hecr flesh~
crept with horror.
" You are not dead, Henry ! O0! speak,
speak to me, dearest-wvake ! wake !"
T'he moonlight had now moved over
the figure of the murdered clerk, and the
ghastly and disfigured features of Henry
Macready, rendered whiter and more
ghastly as the light fell stronger on them,
met the eyes of Margaret. One long
gaze unraveled the whole mystery, and
she turned from thme sight a raving maniac.
There was a witness to this scene-thre
man servant, who had been corrupted by
Fane, and who sharred the contents of the
plundered coffer. Years afterwards, he
confessed the part he had taken in the
mnrder of the Banker's Clerk, when upon
his death bed.
Fane escaped with his share of the
booty and wvas never heard of afterwards
CAN you tell us when the cars leave
for Newark? As soon as the seats are all
taken," said Jem, " that will make the
TnERE are twelve hundred lawyers in
New-York, five hundred of whom have, it
is said, a paying practice, and the balance
a nrnetie of never naving.
VandiUyhe Miser of raris.
F In the year 1845, Vandille, the miser,
r was worth nearly eight hundred thousand
pounds! He used to boast that this vast
accumulation sprang from a single shil
ling. He had increased it, step by step,
farthing by fartiing, shilling by shilling,
pound by pound, from the age of sixteen
to the age of seienty-two. For six and
fifty years that covetous old man lived,
for no other purpose than to accumulate
gold which he had not the courage to en
joy. Not once during those years had
he indulged himself in any luxury, or
participated in any pleasure; his life was
one continuous-. sacrifice to Mammon.
The blessings which a kind and benovo
lent Providence had bestowed in His mer
cy upon mankind, were never accepted by
Vandille; his whle soul was absorbed;
his every joy was sought for in the -yel
low heap which his avarice had accumula
ted. His death was a singular one; the
end of that man'was a terrible lesson,
and one from which a fearful moral may
be drawn. The "winter of the year 1794
had been very cold and bitter, and the
miser felt inclined to purchase a little
extra fuel in the summer time, to provide,
to some extent, against the like severity
in the ensuing winter. He heard a man
pass the street with wood to sell; he hag
gled for an unconscienab!e time about the
price, and at lastjcompleted his bargain,
at the lowest possible rate. Avarice had
made the miser dishonest, and he stole
from the poor woodman several logs. In
his eargerness to carry them away, and
hide his ill-gotten store he overheated his
blood, and produced a fever. For the
first time in his lifeihe sent for a surgeon.
" I wish to be bled' said he, " what is
your charge I" "Half a livre," was the
reply. The demarA was deemed extor
tionate, and the surgeon was dismissed.
He then sent for at apothecary, but he
was also considered too high; and he at
last sent for a poor.barber, who agreed to
open the vein for$ threepence a time.
" But," said the stillcautious miser, " how
often will it be r Iisite to bleed me I"
"Three times," s d the barber.' "Let
me see," continued he possessor of three
quarters of a milli w'that will be nine
pence; too much onh. I have de
once, and that i save me sixpence."
The barber remonstiated, but the miser
was firm; he was certain, he said, that
the barber was only desirous to extort an
extra sixpence, and he would not submit
to such scandalous imposition. His vein
was opened, and four and twenty ounces
of blood were taken from him. In a few
days, Vandille, the miser, was no more.
The savings of his life, the wages of his
vice and avarice, he left to the King of
FAMILY NEwsPAPERs.-A large por
tion of our best moral impressions and
and sentiments have been suggested, rei
terated and fastened on the mind by the
family press. The pulpit does much;
parental instruction in many cases does
much ; but the press more than either,
often more than both. Let any reader
of a well-conducted family paper open
its pages, and consider thoughtfully its
contents. There are in a single number
from one hundred and fifty to two hun
dred separate and distinct articles, each
one conveying an idea, as a fact or a
sentiment, and stated or illustarted so as
to produce an effect in enlarging the rea
der's store of know"ledge, or giving a
right direction to thought, feeling or ac
tion. Must not all this have its influence,
and in the aggregate a mighty influence
upon the readeri We think so.
No reflecting man can fail to see that
the fifty-twvo visits in a year of a carefully
conducted paper, intelligent, correct, ele
vated in its moral tone, and withal interes
ing in its contents, must exert a great
and good influence on domestic life.
Children growing up under such influ
ences, are far more likely to be intelligent,
correct in their opinions and morals, and
better prepared for the active duties of
life, than they could possibly have been
without it.-Pulpit Reporter.
THE following is the advice of an examin
ing Judge to a young lawyer on admission:
Sir, it would be idle to trouble your father.
You are perfect, and I will dismiss you with
a few words of advice, which you will do
wvell to followv. You will find it laid down
in a maxim of civil law, never to kiss the
maid when you can kiss the mistress. Carry
out this principle and you are safe. Never
say boo to a goose when she has the power
to lay golden eggs. Let your face be long
and your bills longer. Never put your hand
into your own pocket when any body else is
handy. Keep your conscience for your own
private use, and don't trouble at with other
men's matters. Plaster the Judge and but
ter the Jury. Look wiser than an owvl, and
be as oracular as a town clock, and above all,
get money. Honestly, my dear sir, if you
can, but get money. I welcome you to
SOME rascals propose that the ladies,
who clamor for their rights, should be
made to do military duty. They wvish to
enlist, and become their " companions in
Why is a lady walking before a gen
tleman, like the latest newvs
Becanse shn's in advance of the male,
Extract of a Sermon,
Delivered before the General Assembly oJ
South Carolina, Dec. 6, 1850, being a
day of Fasting, Humiliation and Pray
er.-By Whiteford Smith,,D. D.
* * * * * * *
Since, however, the peculiar domestic
institution of the South is made the os
tensible cause for all the wrongs of which
we complain in the Federal legislation
of our country, let us turn our attention
to it briefly. As Christians, we are called
to admit that all things are under the spe
cial, superintending providence of God.
We shall not go back to trace the origin
and history of slavery through the patri
archal and prophetic ages, nor stop to
note its Divine recognition in the dispen
sation of God's chosen people. These
are matters too potent and indisputable
to be questioned by its most relentless op
ponents. But the horrors of the slave
trade have furnished a copious theme for
philanthropic declamation, while the bar
barism and cannibalism of the untaught
African have always been overlooked.
Can we doubt that the hand of God was
mighty enough to have prevented all this
inhumanity, if his providence had no pur
poses of mercy and wisdom to serve in
the permission of a temporary evil to
effect an ultimate and incalculable good!
And if we could disposses of those pre
judices which warp our better judgment,
and look rather to the way in which God
brings good out of seeming evil, to what
different conclusions should we come,
than when, following the blindness of our
own reason and passions, we undertake
to challenge His justice and goodness? If
we form our opinions of good and evil,
not according to principles of worldly ex
pediency, but, as Christians ought to do,
according to the word of God, consider
ing a future life as well as the present,
can there be any question that the negro
race among us, under all the supposed dis
advantages of slavery, are happier than
were their fathers in their native land, or
than they themselves could be in any
place or in any conditon_that-is-reallv
cause of offence,
against God. .1
I product the -gre.:
Who, of all the
has adapted thi
climate and fitt. . ....c .y Eoi
Who, in his own infinite wisdom, gave
these rules for the regulation of this rela
tion, so that it might be a blessing both
to the master and his slave? Who has
caused, in the last twenty years, a spirit
of devotion and self-sacrifice in the hearts
of good men, and led them to consecrate
themselves to the good work of evangeli
zing and saving this portion of the human
family? Who has crowned these Chris
tian labors with such eminent success,
unparalled in the history of modern mis
sions, so that in our own State alone,
more than fifty thousand of these very
people are in the communion of His holy
And what is it that these sworn foes to
slavery desire to do? Is it to place the
negro race in a better condition, civilly,
politically, or religiously? Have they
not written their own hypocricy in capi
tals before the world, by forbidding their
entrance into many of their States? And
in those free States, wvhere a scattered
remnant of thenm still servive, are they not
" the most degraded, under-foot, dowvn
trodden," victims of inhumanity!-What
would they come to teach them? Is it
contentment, and peace and pietyi What
text-book would they give them ? Is it
the Biblei No, no! Tfhey would come
only to desolate and to blight. Under a
pretence of religion, they would institute
"A HIGHER LAW." Under the pretended
sanction of the Gospel of peace, they
would light up the fires of an extermina
ting war. Under the affectation of Chris
tianity, they would teach them the doc
trines of devils.
Some of the more moderate and thought
ful among those who array themselves
against us on this subject, profess an un
willinigness to interrupt by force our exist
ing relamtions, but at the same time desire
to effect a peaceful change in publio sen
timent among us. Fgnorant of the true
state of things, and misled by imaginary
evils, they teach us a better wvay. To all
such offers, be our plain answer this:
" The laws we reverence are our brave
fathers' legacy-the faith wve follow, tea
ches us to live in bonds of charity with
all mankind, and die with the hope of
bliss beyond the grave. We seek no
change ; and, least of all, such change as
they would bring us."
THrE Charleston Mercury, says :-The
following paragraph from a paper which
has taken a leading part in all the anti
slavery movements that have at length
made the continuance of the Union im
possible, is really interesting and almost
affecting. What an exalted tone of pa
triotism! What profound and unaffected
abhorrence of all sectional animosities
and those who foster them! These North
ern agitators who now see the seeds of
mischief they have so busily sown, shoot
ing up and bearing fruit, lift their saint
like heads to Heaven, and with muttered
words aotnasoan and disloanlty, thnk
God that they, for their parts, are pure
and disinterested patriots, and not like
those Mississippians and Carolinians who,
for the trifling matter of being robbed, in
sulted and trampled on, are ready to go
to the length of defending themselves!
TRuASoN IN Mississippi.-The Mem
phis (Tenn.) Eagle publishes a long letter
from a gentleman of high character, at
Jackson, Miss. in which it is asserted that
a fixed and settled purpose exists there to
drive the State from her loyalty, and place
her in an attitude of hostility to the Fede
ral Government. The whole machinery
of the State Government, including the
Executive, Legislative and Judicial De
partments, is said to be directed to that
end. The conspiracy is described as a
most formidable one, as regards talents,
wealth, and weight of character. The
correspondent referred to says:
" At the head of this formidable array
stands the Executive of the State, backed
by two of the Judges of the Supreme
Court, the Chancellor of the State, and
every officer in and about the Capitol.
To these you may add a long list of gen
tlemen renowned in former days for their
political zeal and prowess on the rostrum,
who have heretofore been as wide apart
as the poles, but who are now found side
by side in battle array against the Fede
ral Union. They have at their command
almost untold wealth, and are preparing
to bring to their services all those count
less agencies and facilities, which alas!
for poor human nature, are everywhere to
be bought for rr.oney-"
A DARK PICTURE.-A letter from
Diamond Springs, California, published
in the Mobile Daily Advertiser, contains a
frightful picture of the dangers of emigra
tion to the gold regions. 'The writer
declares that exaggerated accounts of the
prosperity of diggers and others are given,
and produce untold misery. A case in
points is given: "A gentleman of easy
circumstances, by misrepresentations of
the press, was induced to sell a part of
his Dronerty and emigrate to Calforniia
rever, and he was obliged to nauL iLmm
from the Platte here. He himself took
the dysentery, his second son the typhoid
fever, from exhaustion, and both barely
survived. His wife died suddenly on the
Humboldt, some of his stock gave out,
others were stolen, and he arrived here
a complete wreck of his former self.
Shortly after, he took another attack of
dysentery, which degenerated into a kind
of typhoid fever; and whilst apparently
convalescing form that scorbutic state
developed itself, and he now lies in a very
critical condition, being reduced from his
ordinary weight of 255 lbs. to 130. lbs.
Meanwhile, every other member of his
family but one has been sick. Ils young
est daughter died, and his eldest is now
confined to her bed with fever, and the
suffering family is mostly dependent upon
the good will and kind offices of neigh
bors and friends. Is not this a picture of
very wretchedness ?-and yet this case is
but one of a thousand similar ones. Let
the mass at home be warned by such sad
experiences as these."
UsING ToBACCo.-Of the three modes
of using tobacco, smoking is that whlich
seems to have insinuated itself most ex
tensively anmong the youth of our commu
nity. Tobacco, employed in this way,
being drawn with the vital breath, con
veys its poisonous influence into every
part of the lungs. There the noxious
fluid is entaniled in the minute spongy air
cells, and has time to exert its pernicious
influences on the blood, not in vivifying,
but invitiating it. Thle blood imbibes the
stimulant narcotic principle, and circu
lates it through the system. It produces
in consixquence a febrile action in those of
a delicate habit. Where there is any ten.
doncy to phthisis and tubercular deposits
in the lungs, debility of these organs, con
sequent on the use of tobacco in this way
must favor the deposit of tuberculous
matter, and thus sow the seeds of con
sumption. This practice impairs the natu
ral taste and relish for food, lessens the
appetite, and weakens the power of the
As to the pleasures produced by it, it is,
I believe, a wvell known fact, that a person
smoking in the dark is often unable to
determine whether his cigar is lighted or
not.-Dr. J. C. Warren.
AMONG other regulations stuck up in a
school in Maine, are the following:
No scholars allowed to bring sweet
meats to school without sharing with the
No giving the master the mitten by the
girls at spelling school.
No snapping apple-seeds at the master.
No kissing girls in the entry.
No licking the master during the hiol
A LOVER, Wvritting to his sweetheart,
says: " Delectable dear--You, are so
sweet that honey would blush in your
mrenem amd molases stand appalled."
From the Southern Baptist.
We so seldom meet with any thih'g ap
proaching to correct principles !u, anti
slavery papers, that the following from
the Prairie Herald, is to us like a- 'Co61
stream in a desert, unexpected; but chee
"Now what we want is the Bibe
teaching, not interpreted anew to suit the
case; but interpreted as the best exje--1
sists and commentators have heretofore
interpreted them; and we will abide-by.
what that Book says. The Univiisalist
begins his system outside the Bibld,_n
then comes near to such parts af t at
book as suit him for support; or if apor-i
tion plainly read, does not sustia'his
views, he interprets it till it will.
The pro-slavery men will never be
reached till they are met in the Bible, and
routed there. As long as they can- en'
trench themselves in that Book, all the
"Declarations of Independence,". and
"human rights," or "sense of mandkind'
that can be piled on a continent willi66'
disturb them. Slavery, in some sense or
other, is recognized in the Bible. The
interference is, on the part of many,.thit
that if we cannot find some express Thou
shalt hold no slaves, that it is right.
This was the visible stumblinga"stoiii"n
the last General Assembly. One party
opened the Bible and read there of slaves
and of directions concerning them, and
asked their opponents what they had to".
say to that. Their opponents da1.d
come up to that point, but coitet i
selves with general argumentIngainst tho -
We want in the first pliie tknoir
what the Bible says, fairlyfthialavery
in existence at the time it- was written
and if the system was not .specifically
condemned then,-,why not; -ant if slave.
ry was tolerated then; why it should not
be now. We believe this could be so
treated as to put to silen-ce the advocates
of slavery onceand forever; but the Bible
and not the field-of r.eason, mu,.be tbe
around where th d llfawnee'
But until we are so condenf
cism shall never wrest from us the
to think and act for ourselves.
The Calhoun Manuscripts.
We published an extract a few days
since from one of the Richmond papers A:'
relative to the publication of these manu
scripts, and more particularly in relation
to the fact that they were to be published
in New York. We regret to perceive,
also, that one uf our Charleston contem
poraries- the Sun-takes occasion there
from to rebuke those who have the direce
tion of the work in a manner entirely un
called for and undeserved.
The resolution of the Legislature re
quires the work to be stereotyped. This
could not be done in South Carolina;
and it was the plain duty of whoever had
the charge of the business to have it
stereotyped, no matter where, in pursu.
ance of said resolution, and in view of
the character of the work. The idea that
the publication of a single work would
have been the means of establishing a
stereotype foundry in the State is. absurd.
Accor-ding to such a presumption, the
number of papers now published~ within
South Carolina ought certainly to have
been the means of establishing a typo
foundry long since. To the extent of
casting and finishing up the stereotype
plates the work must necessarily be- done
at the North, but no further. The remain
ing potion of the work,. printing,. bind
ing, &c., will be executed, as we are au
thoritatively informed, within the State,
in conformity to the resolution of the
ScoLDrso.-I never knew a scolding
person that was able to govern: afamily.
What makes people scoldi Because they
cannot govern themselves. How then
can they govern othersl Those who
govern well are generally calm. They
are prompt and resolute, but steady and
To injure a mani's sight, says the Al
bany Dutchman, there is nothing worse
than sudden w. alth. Let a wood sawyer
draw a ten thousand dollar prize, and irn
less than a month lie will not be able to
recognise even the, man that "used to go
security for him.
A NAvAL captain, at a ball at Ply
mouth, received a suggestion from a lady
with whom lie was dancing as to the pos
sihle propriety of gloves. " Yes, madam,
but it makes no difference, I can wash my
hands after I have done !"
A JUDGE in) Kentucky, has decided
that dandies are a nuisance, and may be
kicked into the gutter or any wvhere, so it
is out of the way.
Tav I.-To assertain the weight of a
iorse, put your too under the animal's