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"We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of our Edis rtes, and if it must fall, wre will Perish amidst theRin.
W. F. DURISOE, Propricer.E G ,, PI 1,8A
THE poem below contains -some of the most
simple and touching poetical fancies we remem
ber ever to have read. If,as t astion, it is
so sweetly pathetic, how peiwi ta-ilttle gem it
must be in the original German.fItfdisposes us
to discredit much that we hear and read of the
hardness pad harshness of the German charac
ter. Iteannot be a rough nature, at least, that
can give birth to productions as gentle and lamb
like 'as this. We copy from the "Poets and
Poetry of Europe."
A LEGENDARY BALLAD.
Among green, pleasant meadows,
- All in a grove so wild,
Was set a marble image
Of the Virgin and her child.
There, oft, on summer evenings,
A lovely boy would rove,
To play beside the imago
That sanctified the grove.
Oft sat his mother by him,
Among the shadows aim,
And told how the Tord Jesus
Was once a child like him.
"And now from highest heaven
le doth look down each day,
And sees whate'r thou doest,
And hears what thou dost say."
Thus spake the tender mother:
And on an evening.bright.
When the red, round sun descended,
'Mid clouds of crimson light.
Again the boy was playing,
And earnest said he,
"O'beautiful Lord Jesus,
Come down and play With me!
"I'll find thee flowers the fairest,
And weave for thee a crown;
I will get thee ripe, red strawberries,
If thou wilt but comedown.
"Oh holy, holy Mother,
Put him down from off thy knee!
For in these silent meadows
There are none to play with me."
Thus spake the boy so lovely:
The while his mother heard,
And'on his prayer she pondered,
But spoke to himno word.
" And for the fruits and flowers
Which thou hast brought to me,
Rich blessings shall be given
A thousand fold to thee.
4For in the fields of heaven
Thou shalt roam with me at will,
And of bright fruits celestial,
Thou shalt have, dear child, thy fill."
And thus it was accomplished,
In a short month and a day,
That lovely boy, so gentle,
Upon his deathbed lay.
And thus he spoke in dying:
"0 mother dear, I see
The beautiful child Jesus
A coming down to me I
" And in his hand he beareth
Bright flowers as white as snow,
And red and juicy strawberries,
Dear mother, let me go !"
He died, and that fond mother
Her tears could not restrain;
But she knew he was with Jesus,
And she did not weep again.
I~5TEGRITY OF CHAR KTER.--Who ever
possessed it that did not derive untold
advantage from it i It is better than the
gold of Ophir; it is of more value than
diamonds and all precious stones. And
yet every man may possess it. The
poorest may have it and no power can
wrest it from them. To young men, we
say with earnestness and emphasis, look
at integrity of charneter with the blessings
it confers, and imbibe such principles and
pursue such a course, that its benefits
may be yours. It is a prize so rich, that
it repays every sacrifled and every toil
necessary to secure it. Suppose a mer
cantile community could be found where
every individual was known and acknow.
ledged to possess strict and uncompro
mising integrity, the representations of
each one were in strict accordance with
truth; his word as good as his bond;
Such a community would have a monopo
ly of the trade, so far as they had the
means of supplying the demand. The
trick of trade, whatever may be their
apparent advantages, impair confidence
and in the end injiire those who practise
them far more than they benefit them.
It is a short sighted, as well as a guilty
policy, to swerve, under any circumrtan
ces, from those great principles which
are of universal and everlasting obligation.
Let a man maintain his integrity at all
times, and he will be satisfied there is a
blessing in it, and a blessing flowing
from it, and a blessing all around it.
SPECIE fI NEW OxnA~s.-From the
Picayune wve learn that a careful inquiry
into the quantity of specie held by the
banks in that city show that they have
on hand over eight millons and a half',
being the largest amount over accumula
ted in their vaults at any one time.
TauE.-Dobbs says tailors woul make
sntendid draqeons. they charge so.
The Coterie of Old :Iaids.
BY MISS E. B. C.
THE following well-told story is taken
from the Southern Literary Gazette, and
is one of a series now heing published in
that paper. We commend the style of
this writer as being well adapted for slight
and easy sketches. One great merit of
it is, that it is free from the affected flip.
pancies with which GRACE GREENwooD,
and others like her, interpolate their pro
ductions, much to their injury. We con
gratulate our friend of the Gazeute upon
upon having procured the services and as
sistance of a person of such correct taste.
There was considerable interest ex
pressed in the manner of the group when
Venora Walton prepared to tell her histo
ry. She had but lately removed to her
present home, but " rumor with a thou.
sand tongues" had heralded her approach.
There was something singular connected
with her past life, but the precise nature
of the singularity no one could tell. She
lived in regal style, and yet, considerable
of her income went into the coffers of the
She was a tall, dark-haired woman, of
about forty years of age, with a keen
black eye, and thin, determined looking
lips. Her manner was stately, and every
gesture seemed a command. She was a
person to be feared, and not loved. In
her dress, she affected the other sex whom
she loudly protested she despised; not
only, she would say, for their utter sel
fishness, but for the mercenary views that
characterize the whole race of them. She
wore a tight fitting, dark merino dress,
adorned with large glittering buttons, a
linen standing collar fastened with a gold
stud, and lined cuffs. She prided herself
on having overcome the feminine weak.
ness of wearing thin shoes, and she walk
ed about manfully in her doubled souled
leather bootees. Her hair was cut short,
and on her finger she wore a large old
There was something unlovely and un
feminine in her %ry appearance; and the
group wondered what could possiblyhave
been her love history. She did not,.how
ever k t p g a susene for
4%'fild~rs, I am almost sorry that I
gave the promise I did, for it is really a
waste of one's time to talk about the
men, you know how I despise them."
"Oh! do not retract," said Rose Mar
tin eagerly, "you can amuse us at their
expense you know, and you will, doubt
less, take pleasure in laughing at them."
"Laughing at them? my dear," said
Miss Verona, " many's the laugh I have
had at one of their sex-Philip Anson,"
and the spinster laughed again heartily,
as she took a retrospective glance.
"Do tell us about him," said Rose with
unbecoming eagerness, which caused Miss
Verona to turn sharply upon her and say
" I think, Miss Rose, that you have not
only woman's caprice, but also woman's
curiosity." Rose was silent under the
rebuke, and Miss Verona commenced her
" I was brought up," she said, by my
grand parents, my father and mother hav
ing died in my infancy. My grand-father
was one of the richest men of his day,
he had marrried my grand-mother too for
her wealth, and he always excused him
self by remarking, that every man does
the same when he can get a chance.
Verona, he would say to me, 'keep a
sharp look out my child, for when you
grow up some lazy fellow will kidnap you
for your money, all my possessions will
be yours, and your old grand-father will
not be here to save von from the shar
pers.' Then would I lay my head npon
his knee, and weep bitterly at the idea of
being kidnapped for my money when T
grew up. With feelings of dlistrust and
suspicion, T thus reached seventeen, and
made my debut in society, as my grand
father's heiress. T need scarcely tell you
that I was the belle of the season, and
saw- heart after heart laid at my feet, but
I spurnled them in di'.nantly, for I knew
that they had been 'bought with a price.'
Many was the ruin that my fortune was
to build up men who had 'fallen from
their high estates,' and who fondly deem
ed, that upon my golden ladder, they
would again mount higrh. Ruined game
sters, houseless and homeless youths,
wh'lo wvould rather spend my wealth than
work for their own, and shall I tell iti
two clergymen were in my train; yes,
the hand aspired to by the gamester, was
eagerly sought by him, whose lips T heard
each successive sabbath, preach total re
nunciation of all this world's goods. Oh!
no, I said with feelings embittered against
the wvhole race of men, I could never for
give myself were I to marry you. The
clergymen looked enquiringly at me, 'ITt
is easier,' said I, ' for a cable to enter the
eye of a needle, than a rich man to enter
heaven,' and thus I dismissed my two
Thus far I had felt no inclination to
marry, but at twventy-two. I met with
Philip Anson, and I felt it difiscult to ap
ply the lessons of hard-hearted wisdom T
had learned, to him. He was dimfdent
and retiring in society, and evening after
evening I met him in the giddy round of
pleasure, before lhe ventured to seek an
intradnetion. For a lam time, evende
that, there scarcely passed between us
any other civility than a formal. I watch
ed him curiously, wondering whether his
indifference would continue long, and I
must confess, tha so accustomed was I
to attention, and believing in the potency
of wealth, I was confident that he would
soon be among. my followers. But [ was
mistaken, he hada game to play, and pre
cipitancy was no part of it.
One evening I met him at a party.
They were dancing when I entered, and
he alone of the group was a looker on.
"You are late," he said approaching
me, "1 have been looking for you among
"Indeed !" I said doubtingly, "you
rather appeared when I entered, to be
admiring the transcendent beauty of Mrs.
" Not admiring," he replied, " but pity
ing the deserted wire."
" What fate could she expect I" I
ipked, "when she was married for her
"ioney, every woman who possesses
wealth, must expect to fall a victim to
nan's cupidity." He turned, and gaze
ng at my excited countenance, said in a
"I think I have heard that you are an
eiress, do you suppose that for the world
rou possess no other charm I"
" No," I answered, " for the male por.
ion no other. On one subject they are
,erfectly united, and in a body worship
" You believe then, that' man will do
inything for money I" he said, and that
wery man has his pricin yet," he con
inued, "you are too young to entertain
meh views, youth does not often see the
hat clings to his fellow pilgrims, taking
lust every thing upon trust, he is willing
:o believe their garments as white as they
ippear. I think very differently from
you," he added "1 believe that men sel.
loin, if ever, marry for money."
I looked up at him in amazerent, that
ie was sincere in the sentiment he had
attered, 1 did not believe for one moment,
snd unliesitatingly said. so. He looked
-ather hurt, butlid not attempt to con
Iue the conversation, but when we part
d for the evening, he said :
"Iwish that I could convince you that
Vsesd eart whicb think tht6h least
uttractive part of an heiress is her wealth."
Gradually our acquaintance deepened
nto intimacy, and on every occasion, did
Philip Anson express his unqualified con
empt for mercenary marriages. Fool
hat I was to believe him, and oh! still
Ireater fool to love him as I did. I loved
iim," said Miss Verona, " but never mind
ibout that, thank heaven! the weakness
passed away long ago."
" That night," she continued in a trem
ulous tone, " when I heard from his own
lips, that he had only wooed me from my
wealth, that night every particle of love
died upon my heart, oh! yes," she con
tinued excitedly, "it died, but my poor
beart died with it;" and the tears that
gathered in Miss Verona Walton's eyes,
told how deeply that, now cold heart, had
felt the cruel blow.
" I had been engaged to Philip Anson,"
she continued, " two months, believing
that I was wooed, for the first time, for
myself alone, I listened to the protesta
lions of love, breathed by those false lips,
with almost rapturous satisfaction. If all
men are untrue, I said, he alone is im
maculate truth, he alone of his race capa
ble of loving; and she, wvhose proud, scep
tical heart doubted a whole world, placed
unhounded confidence in one'frail, treach
erous man.--One evening, tired of the
round of company collected in the house,
I withdrew to the balcony. Philip An
son had not yet arrived, and 'I seated my
self by a window, knowing that as soon
as he came, he would seek me. Present.
ly the following conversation wvas wafted
to my ears."
"You are a lucky fellow, Philip, the
prize is worth gaining."
" Well, I don't know," yawned out a
voice, which I recognized as Philip An
son's, " this marrying for money is a great
" Come," said the other voice, "if it is
such a bore, transfer your bargain to me,
I don't mind being bored wvith a princely
fortune, it is an infliction I could bear
with a great deal of equanimity."
" But the incumbrance, my dear fel
low," replied Philip Anson.
"Well," w-as the reply, "it is a man's
own fault if a rich wife is an incum
brance, it is easy enough to dispense with
her company when her pumse is once se
cured, hut I actually heard that you were
a little in love with the lady herself," con
tinued the speaker.
" What !" said Philip Anson with in
dignat ion, "in love with beauty a la
grenadicr ? it is a positive insult to suD
pose such a thing. Do you remember
Musette Wayne, wvith her dove-like eyes,
sunny curls, and so enchant'ngly feminine
in all she said and did r'
"Perfectly," was the reply, "and I
also remember when she nearly drove you
mad, by refusing to marry you."
" Very well," was the answer, " and
do you remember what I then ewvore I"
"Yes," was the reply, "adieu love's
bright dream, you said, gold henceforth,
be thou my idol, and hear me vow to wed
for wenlth alona."
" That vow," -a'Id Philip Anson, "I
now perform, andb-aving shattered in the
dust, Love's alia upon which was in
scribed Musette ayne, I here erect one
to Wealth, and oujt I write Verona Wal
"Never," I myself passionately,
while the blood led at my sick heart,
"wretch that thodrt, wretched, wretch
ed that I am."
Noiselessly I e from my seat and
entered the room I' music was playing,
the company dang, oh! how desolate
I felt as I m With the crowd, and
how I cursed my lth as I gazed around
at the luxury.
Philip Anson ached, I took his
extended arm ..once more wended
my way to the ony ; for hours we
paced its rilekt ngths, my heart beat
wildly, painfully, steadily, thank God!
he might deadert t'could not crush it.
We talked of 1o oye in all its beautiful
brightness, we s too of its shadows,
but we soon dis "that, for oh! were
we not too happ ur perfect loves, to
feel sympathy wi ch darkness? He
swore for the tw time that he had
never loved befo alone had taught
him love's sweet-1 n.
" Certainly," with confiding ten
derness, "I kn t you love me, I
know that your eart spurns the pal
try gold I posse '1 thus the night
passed, and we s 1ked. At last we
parted, "Veron a said entreatingly,
"have you not a ntly tested the truth
of my love, vb0 you fulfil Tour
" In three wee I answered, " for
such love as you serves a speedy re
ward, and believe meet with it." He
pressed my hand fully, and thus we
Time flew rap, , I made prepara
tions on a splendi e for my nuptials,
my wedding o -tf regal, bridesmaids
and iroomsmen chosen, the guests
were invited, t r summoned, and
my trunks pie y to accompany
The night. ring in satin and
diamonds, I pro red the crowded
room, follow ttendauts. Philip
Aaso' m eWm Ceel took his
minister. The marriage service proceed
ed, and I heard Philip Anson vow to
"love, comfort, and honour" nie, vain
mockery ! how I shrunk from the false
hood Then arrived the moment for which
I had been nerving myself, and the minis
ter said, " Wilt thou have this man to be
thy wedded husband 1" I suffered him to
proceed no further.
" No;" I answered, in a voice that rev
erberated through the apartment, " by all
that is false in man, and true in woman,
I say no. Let him who swore upon
Love's broken altar to wed for wealth,
perform his vow, but Verona Walton,
like Mesette Wayne, spurns the craven
heart of Philip Anson. Here," I said,
handing him a package of bank bills, " I
wasted some of your precious time when
you might not only have caught but kept
an heiress, here is your recompense, mon
ey you wanted, money you shall have, I
owe you this for time wasted in my ser
"Verona !" burst from Philip Anson's
astounded lips. "Verona, listen to me,"
but it was too late, I had listened to that
deceitful voice too long, and I swept pass
him hastily leaving the room.--That was
the last time I over saw Philip Anson, no
protestations could move, I refused to
read his letters.-And I now thank God,"
continued Miss Verona Walton, " that lie
gave my woman's heart strength sufficient
to do the deed, enabling me to mete out
punishment where it was due, and hold
ing up to the contempt and ridicule of a
community, the fortune-hunter."
When Miss Verona Walton had finish
ed her story, she hastily arose, and gath
ering up her wvorking materials abruptly
left the circle. The stillness of the room
was brokenm by the laugh of Rose Martin,
" What a truly novel revenge !"
"'And what an unwomanly one," said
Miss Ruth Seymour. "Verona may call
it strength, but I call it the weakest of all
weakness when woman stoops to he re
venged on the man she professes to have
once loved. Revenge at best, is put a
poor balm, and utterly powerless when
applied to cure the wounads inflicted by
WE always love to record a case of
pure honesty, such as we saw pesterday
afternoon. A gentleman dropped a dol
lar hill in the street, and a small boy,
with a basket of oranges on his arm,
who w~as passing round the Museum
corner, hastily picked it up, and running
after him, returned the bill into the owner's
possession. " Ah !" said the gentleman,
" you are an hanest lad, indeed you are,
sonny," and he gave him a cent.
Mosr men, and women too, seem to
consider their school learning as if it were
like a tad-pole's tail, meant to drop off as
soon as the owner-comes to full growth.
THE Merchant who don't advertise, is
just about as wise as the honest Hiber
nian, who had clambered to the 'brink of
a well and then let go his hold to epit in
A Crisis at Band.
The most sagacious and the most im
partial observers of the public measures
and their tendencies in civilized countries,
are those who compose the commercial
classes. It is these men who have so
often to exclaim to their inconsiderate
rulers, let us alone. To them there is
nothing more hateful, or more ruinous,
than the frequent interference of govern.
ments to their business. This, however,
they cannot always prevent, and there
fore their sagacity is ever on the alert,
to detect and guard against movements
which, either through rashness or ignor
ance, a national legislature sometimes
contemplates. Invested or fixed capital
is always sure to feel the first blow.
It is to this observant class of men that
we now address ourselves. It is to those
skiliul and thoughtful merchants, whose
conduct, example and opinions are of such
immense value to the public, that we now
address ourselves, believing most sincere
ly that it is no time to hesitate-no time
to "palter in a double sense," with the
difficulties which are at hand. We are
no alarmists, but we believe the day and
hour are nigh, which are to upheave the
constitutional foundations of thi< country.
But a few days since, and at a public
entertainment, at which the Legislature
of this State were guest3, and their great
leader was present, and audible, it was
announced, that in the course of another
generation, the United States would ex
tend southward to to the Isthmus of Pa
nama and there would then be neither
master nor slave. This sentiment was re
ceived with applause, and will go forth to
our Southern brethren as the voice of the
Empire State. What effect this will have
on those portions of the confederacy in
the South, which have thus far remained
loyal to the Union, time can only deter.
mine. We do not pretend to know even
what On amount of disgust such an avowal
may produce in the minds of our South
ern friends and correspondents. What
we seek to make the subject of the earn
est consideration of our readers. is the fact
that the State of South Carolina at this
moment is surely preparing for secession
from the Union, and whether she succeeds
or not, the attempt will he a deathblow
honor of the Union. This is the point we
should bear in view. Tt is of no conse
quence whether South Carolina withdraws
peaceably or is compelled by force to re
main, the fatal blow will be struck. The
American Eagle will receive its death
wound with an arrow poised with feath
ers from its own wing. Mr. Seward may
secretly believe that this constant inter
ference with the domestic institutions of
the South, will elevate him to the Presi
dency without much risk to the Union,
and that the Northern States will finally
yield under the pressure of Northern opin
ions and political necessity. But in our
judgment he and all his friends err in this
view of the subject, and that unless they
are undeceived, or coerced by the public
voice to cease their dangerous agitation,
a crisis is at hand which will involve us
all in ruin. If the agitators contemplate
this as a possible consequence of their agi.
tation and yet determine to go on, if they
think the Union is of no value, in com.
parison with the success of an abstract
benevolence, to use the mildest term, (for
practically nothing better can be expected,
even if the question of slavery leads to a
dissolution of the Union,) then no punish
ment can he too severe, no axe too sharp
for those willing traitors to their country.
What can the Southern slave gain by the
separation of the Southern States from the
Norther-n Or what the Nor-thern blacks
by such ant occurrence ? Neither religion,
nor humanity, nor patriotism, nor white
men or black, wiill be benefitted in the
slightest degree by any such catastrophe
But our- object is to show that the dan
ger is more imminent than has been sup.
posed. It will not require any concert of
action at all, in the slaveholding States,
to dismember the Union, or to destroy its
credit or commerce. South Carolina is
competent to do all this mischief herself,
and it is this, which our hot headed agi.
tators willfully overlook.
This point which they overlook, is pre
cisely the one which we wish to bring be.
fore the readers of the Dry- Goods Re
potr for the purpose of inducing thei
to action, before it is too late. The acd
of rupture, " tenth or ten thousandth,
breaks the chain alike."
A magazine may be exploded by a sin
gle spark, a ship may be lost by means n
a single leak. The Union will be endn
gored if not destroyed by any resistance
on the part of South Carolina.
Because, the first act of secession dis
organizes the wvhole theory of our Govern
ment. In this case, it will be the net of a
sovereign State, it will not be a Shays re
volt, nor wvhiskey insurrection. It will be
a solemn act, appealing to the U. States
not only, but to the whole wvorld, and it
wvill be couched in such language, and be
founded on such show of reasoning, at
will have effect, not only on a large body
of Americans, with similar feeling, and
smarting under similar provocations, but
on those nations of Europe that have long
desired our dowafall.
Tt wiill at once be seen t'at there is no
enduring tie among the States, and that
ther surnetuity is at an end. A howl of
demoniac joy will be heard throughout the
pandemoniums of tyranny at the downf.Il
of a Republic, destroyed by its own in
ternal discords, and which otherwise could
have maintained itself against a world in
The United States will no longer pre
sent to them the imposing attitude of' a
powerful and consolidated people, but a
cluster of broken and disunited provinces,
jealous of each other, and falling victims
in turn to the supremacy of the strongest
for the time. This struggle, commenced
by this solemn act of secession, which
will dethrone the Constitution, and invite
foreign nations to the plunder of our com
merce and our soil, will he prolonged by
the active opposition of the National Gov
ernment, in arms, under such circumstan
ces, probably controlled by the fanatical
politicians, who have produced this disor
der. We see how personal fears, or per.
sonal ambition have already so clouded
the vision, or paralyzed and deafened the
energies of the administration, that it has
acted for the Union only by empty and
unenforced proclamations. But from this
.position itwill be necessarily driven, when
the Legislature of S. Carolina attempts
the collection of the imposts. The Gen
eral Government having possession of the
forts in the harbor of Charleston, and a
navy to support them, will of course re
move its custom house to the forts, and
there demand its'duties. The receipts of
the U. States-Collector will avail the im
porters nothing, on reaching the Charles
ton wharves. Duties will again be de
manded, and the inevitable consequence
will be the utter ruin of the trade of S.
Carolina, or an appeal by the State to the
great European powers, say France and
England, to protect their own ships, when
trading with a sovereign and independent
State. It will not be long under such an
invitation, before a conflict takes place,
costing us our best blood and treasure,
exciting every man in the country to the
highest pitch, and drawing forth the now
restrained sympathies of other Southern
Without contemplating this probable
termination of such a conflict to the hap
piness ot the people of this country for
ever, let us see what effetus would
liave n our commeial prosperit. The
national credit would be struck do vn at
once. Our domestic credit would suc
cunmb. What foreigner or what Ameri
can capitalist would care about holding
public stocks of any kind, when the fabric
which supports them was given way? A
general panic would pervade the country
and the seenrity and confidence which
now give such strength and success to
its commercial operations, would depart
"like the baseless fabric of a vision, nor
leave a wreck behind."
As a matter of course all Southern busi
ness would be abandoned at the North.
Most existing~debts would be found preca
rious. In contemplation of being gener
ally drawn in the contest, debtors in the
Sonthern States would cease to pay and
bankruptcy would sweep down our mer
chant princes, while the demonds who
produced all this mischief would lose no
thing. Nay they would fatten on the
hell-hroth they had brewed in their infer
What is commercial prosperity-what
the success of the upright and honest mer
chants what the comfort of our homes
what the peace of our minds in their esti
mation, if these wretches can only raise a
temptest and sweep away the foundations
of the Union. Suppose the city of New
York ceases to be the emporium of our
commerce, wvhat do they care if they can
have a momentary triumph with a factious
It would unquestionably b~e quite im
p~ossible to carry on regular business with
the South, if one seceded State had the
power to divert, by the absence of duties
or a low gradluation of them, the trade
wvhich had diffused itself, under general
No doulbt such discrimination would be
made by European powers, in favor of a
seceded State, as would compel other
States to fall into a compact with it, and
thus the alienation of feeling would be
sustained by thme alienation of interest,
until our industry was actually gone, and
our cohesion for ever destroyed.
All these results are sure to follow, even
on the slightest act of resistance on the
part of South Carolina. A personal ren
contre between a citizen of that State and
a Government Inspector of Customs, is
enough to light the flame of discord and
plunge the country into a fratricidal w-ar.
But supposing that the Government can
by force of arms retain South Carolina
within the Union. The act of force, is of
itself destruction to the moral sentiment
which has so long kept us together. S.
Carolina a conquered State will never
again he a zealous amid happy member of
the confederacy. Our whole theory of
government will be blown to the winds
when we have gained the victory; and
the Republic no longer the serene and
tranquil abode of freedom, will be an iron
league,mai ntaining itself against the weak
er and 'discontented States by blood and
chain. Merciful heaven ! to what a re
sult are these desperate agitators hurry
ing us. Merchants of N. York will you
foi- a moment belongto any party that
'tvonoinpnnitical noe, wirisk michb
an awful catastrophe.- South Carollta,
though insane, is in earnest. Her people
have consented to a double taxation.
Her young men are every where armingi
Her timid citizens are leaving the State.
War begins to be looked upon as thefeast
evil in that State, and the forging,of arms,
and the drill of volunteers have already
Merchants of New York, friends of the.
Union, better yourselves before it is too
late. Your commercial existence hangs.
on a thread. The sword of civil i.ar is.
suspended over you by a single hair.-.
Let the watchword go forth from you,.
the Union must be preserved,but pree..
ed by forbearance to South Carolins, iand'
by an entire repudiation of the principles:
of the agitators of the North.-N. York
Dry Good Reporter.
From the Charleston Daily Sun.
Ohio and south Carolina.
One the fairest statements of thereli
live positions of our State, though limitadt
to offensive conduct of only one of the.
members of confederate aggression, is to.
be found in the Wilmington Commercial
of the 3d inst., by which it seems the ultra,
principle that sovereign authority may do
no wrong, hitherto maintained by the
world at large, and established as a pre
medent for every evil which forms an ob
itacle to the security and progress-ofliber.
y, is properly and justly estimatecL. If
ave are too ultra in our views for the paz
iive spirit of the age, and apprehension
ias preached to any a doctrine which er
yerience has ever controverted, we would:
mnly satisfy them of the policy of our
loctrines, by instituting a comparison be.
tween the past and the present state of
our country, and an appeal to the lessons
)f every age and nation which has shown
the danger of delay.
There are among us tho-se who do not
believe us altogether more sinning ilant
sinned against, who have some respect'for
>ur feelings, albeit the majority o Pose
is, who feel, that there might be ome
ingering spark of sincerity .in ourhiearts;
some just groundsof coiplaint; o
rotestations are not:a u f
meaning; that. the.
si b as aonst
iisd,i1Ci ee, n atit
sm, courage-and eveiy in
the long.catalogue.of 1vii1t; u aupton
Tned to our oppressors, whawtddlead.
them to believe this byprofessions which
belie their deeds, while it is centered in S..
Carolina every antipode principle to these,.
which may mark the darkest fiendihip
that ever sowed the sentiment .of anarchy
and discord in the human breast.
If for Ohio we generalize a little more
and include all who have ever excited, by
acts of partiality and injustice, the spiit
of opposition now alive in our State,.it
will be a more correct illustration of the.
Ohio and South Carolina.-The two.
States named above are pursuing a course.
tending to the same result, but with a re
markable difference in motive. Ohio goes
for disunion in the perpetration of a wrong;
South Carolina goes for it in the vindica
tion of a right. Ohio desires to insult and
degrade her neighbors; South Carolina
wishes restitution for the past, and secu
rity from insult and degradation for the
TRUE-EvERY WoRD.-The Mobile
Tribune speaking of the eleetion of Hami-.
ton Fish United States Senator from New
" It is quite marvellous that, under
such a manifestation, any unbiased per
son should he found in this country tot
declare that Northern opinion is growing
more favorable to the South. The fact
is, opinion there is only becoming more set
tied against the South, and the quietness in
which it is exhibited is only proof that
its first eager and ratber noisy demnonstra
tion has settled down into a conscious
ness of power, wh~i.:h needs no rattle of
barty drums to rally it to the duty it has
laid out to perform-namely, the repeal
of the fugitive slave law..
" The last Congress, now dead and.
gone, (heaven rest it!) was not the Gield
for a display of the tactics which are to.
lead to this result. There was some
doubt there of power. The new Con
will come up with additional stren for.
the purpose, an~d if skilful presiential
partisans do not again defer it, tho whole
field of the enemy will therein be display.
ed. Everything at the North betrays
this purpose. There is not solitary in
:ident there to lessen apprehension or to.
illay the most hopeful doubts on the sub
Tun ONE M-N PowER.-One has- a
tremendous power, sometimes, even in
this republican country. He can, with
his veo, sometimes make a Governor of
i State. Thus: Marcus Morton had
been sixteen times a candidate, and was
is many times defeated for the Governor.
ship of Massachusetts, when, in 1839, ho
was elected Governor by a single vote
najority, out of 102,066 votes given.!.
This shows that an elector should never
throw away his vote-it might elect a
A PAIL full of ley, with api*~ of toe
peras half as big as a hen's aWiled in
it., will produce a fine niae color,
a whilil not wsw OW*.