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J..8 51 5
MARION AND HIS IMEN..
Br HI. 0. CHIFXAN.
The heavy tread of a horse echoed
out upon the air, a solitary horseman
rode along the banks of the Saitee river,
and took his way in the direction of the
farm house of Elihu tinnter. He was
about twenty-five years of age, and was
dressed in the uniform of Marion's men.
He rode a tall coal black steed, and was
completely armed for offiensive opera
ie had evidently been belated, and
was now wishing to make up for lost
time, for his noble steed was urged for
ward at a rapid gallop, and his eye wan
dered anxiously and warily around him;
suddenly a bright red light broke the
forest and far down the stream lie saw
the lirid sparks ascend into the air, and
beheld a red glow painted upon the
cloud, by the conilagration below. Has
tily raising in hisqtirrups, he gazed for
an instant upon the scene, and then ex
" My God! it is the house of Hunter!
le-stuck his spurs deep into the side
of his horse, who giving a wild snort,
sped like an arrow from a powerful bow
through the wilds of the forest.
The red flames of the fire cast an un
earthly glare upon the surrounding ob
jects, and revealed with fearful distinct
ness the features of a strong man who
had emerged from the depth of the wood
and stood leaning upon the rifle, gazing
at the glowing embers. His lips quivered
with emotion, and a tear started involnn
tarily to his eye-but brushing aside this
evidence of his weakness, if weakness it
may be called, he strolled to where the
form of a female lay stretched upon the
earth, and stooping down he scrutinized
with one deep long glance, those pallid
featureLand parted the mattered locks
from her gory brow, where the fatal mis
sile hasI forced its entrance- and deprived
her oflife.; and. ten iising himself to
i!-ies r-, ig- t graipl liis ila
with a spasmodic clutch, and breath
ed forth in fervid tones the single word
" Vengeance !"
And turning around, was about leaving
the spot, as the sound of a horse's gallop
rell upon his car.
" Poor McDonald!" lie muttered; he
comes but to find his affinmaneed hbride'si
house in ruins, and her in the hands of
his most implacable foe,"
The rush of the steed was heart, the
underwood parted in twain, and with a
bound a horseman bolted in front of the
burning mansion, and glanced wt ith an
unearthly stare around him.
It was FEDonald! the affianced of
His lofty brow was as pallid as that of
the dead female that lay beneath his
horse's hoof, and his check as pale as the
white rose of Sharon, while every limb of
the strong man trembled like an aspen
leaf, and his bosom heaved almost to
bursting with the force of his emotion, as
he shouted forth in the agony of his
" My Marion ! mny Marion where art
"Go seek the enemy of our land, thait
human demon of Tarletona's, Captain El
lershie, and you will find her whom y-on
seek," and the hunter strode to his side.
" Elihu, my friend, howv long since this
deed hiappiened I"
" Not an hour since."
" Then, by the souls of my forefathers,
she shall yet be minie !" and turining his
steed, lie dashed rapidly fromi the spot,
followed lby the hunter, after taking one
lingering look at the scene of ruin left'
The beams of thiemorniing sun gilded
the tiree tops and glanced redly from hill
to hill, as Capatain Ellerslie and his party
issued from the black forests, and entered
upon the more open country around it.
In the centre of the group rode the pri
soners and the eye ot the officer often
rested with gloating admirationi upoii the
fair features of the defenceless Marion,
as she silently and with 'dowvncast eyes
rode aloing wiith a sturdy trooper upon
each side, to prevent any sudden resolu
tion she might form to escape. The
live long night the party had travelled oii
with unweariedl vigilance, and now that
the terror of the forests, known as the
haunt of Marion and his men, wvere pass
ed, the captain resolved to b'ault to pro
curo some refreshments, and from the
ardlent glances he had so often cast upon
her-, Marion was led to believe he medi
tated some act of violenice, towards her,
and secretly resolved, if an opportunity
presented to escape.
The party halted before the gate at a
large tory farm house, mid one of the
men dlismounted-threw it open, and the
cavalcade entered the enclosure one after
another-; the space not being wide enough
to admit of more than one goiing in at a
tiiii. TIheir long ride had so wearied
the men that they hurried in as fast as
possibe and by checking the imnatioee
of her horse, Marion remained outside
until all but her two guards had passed
in. One of these then advanced before
her, bidding the other to remain behind.
her, but as he left her side, quick as
thought she turned the head of her steed,
and applying her whip to the flanks of
the spirited animal, he sprang off in the
direction of the black forest. A deep
curse broke fron the lips of the remain
ing guard as lie wheeled his steed to fol
low her, and it drew the attention of
those inside, among whom was Ellerslie.
" Mount men and follow her! a thou
sand dollars to the one who secures her
alive !" he shouted in phrenized tones of
madness as he hastily mounted his own
steed to pursue.
" Go on Maimon !-God bless you for
a noble girl! anui Il defy the villaiinr to
find you again. On, on, girl. There is
hope before, and worse than death be
hind," and the tears of heartfelt-joy
poured over the check of Hunter, as lie
gazed upon the exciting scene.
" Take that old gray headed dog to
the first tree, and hang him upon the first
limb!" wrathfully cried Ellerslie, as he
spurred his horse through the gate, and
urged him forward in quick pursuit.
, Half a dozen men sprang forward to
obey, an( the old man was released from
his horse, but so long had his limbs been
confined in one position, that lie was una
ble to walk, and his captors brutally
seizing him, by the gray hairs of his head,
dragged him forward to an oak tree which
grew in the yard, and procuring a rope,
prepared to carry into execution the last
diabolical order of the blood-thirsty El
In the meantime the steed which bore
the flying Marion, swept rapidly onward
for the forest, and soon distanced all save
the one upon which was mounted Ellers
lie himself and she soon saw that the
speed of his' horse was such that she
must inevitably be overtaken, vet she
plied the whip, and they flew like the
wind toward die gloomy wood that loom
ed up before them. But a hundred yards
intervened, when, with a denionical laugh
he dashed up beside her, and seizing hold
of her bridle rein, by a powerful efrort
shecked the gait of her horse, and by the
time thev-reachi .thi~xdgo ofthe..ldaek
Forest, both riders came to a halt, and
throwing his left arm around her, he at
tempted to draw her to him.
rho excitement of the flight had
rought the warm blood to her cheek,
nt the insult he offered, sent it rushing
ack, and for a moment she became as
anle as marble: then recovering herself,
ent one wild, heart-rending shriek
lbrough the surrounding wood, and vain
y endeavored to shake off his hold.
But that cry of despair which then
went up from the lijs of injnred innncence
was heard by ears that thrilled with pangi
of mortal agony, as it vibrated upon his
senses, and tearing himself from his
executioners, Hunter essayed to mount
the wall and fly to the resene of his
daughter. But lie was rudely held back
to the arms of iron, and his pleadings
fell as upon hearts of marble, until throw
ingliimself upon the earth, the old man
groaned in anguish, heaped maledictions
upon the destroyer of happiness and in
But another besidhe her father heard
that fearful shriek, as it wvent echoing
along the forest, and oh, the thrill of hor
ror that took possession of his bosom ini
that last scream of dlespair. TJhe foam
flewv in drops from the bits of Selim, and
if concious of the urgency of the occa
siont, ho flew rather than ran through the
wood, until both lie and his rider seemed
like spirits flying through air rather than
occupants on earth. From the top of that
slope McDonald gazed down the road
and beholds Marion: struggling in the
arms of Ellerslie, who has dismiounted,
andl is endeavoring to drag her from her
steed. He raises aloft in his stirrup-his
broad clay--muore glitters ini the rays of the
sun-and his powerful voice rings out
like a thunder peal upon the morning air,
as he shouts alond his well known war
cry upon the breeze
"Death to the Tories !" Marion .1
Tfhe countenance of Ellerslie paled as
le heard the terrible sound, and releasing
the form of Marion, he sprang to his
horse ; but when lie rose in his stirrup~s,
his head was clove to the chin by a de
scending blow from McDonald's clay
more, and he sank lifeless to) the earth.
Seizing hold of the reins of Marion's
pafrey, he turned him toward the farm
house, and galloped hastily onward.
" Do not go there-a hundred red dra
goons are resting in the yard."
"Their (loom is sealed-listen !" and
as he spoke a lould volley rang forth
upon the blast and the thick volumes of
smoke curled up above the roof of the
house, and a large crash of arms resound
ed through the yard' Marion fixed an
enquiring glance upon her lover, who r
plied by simply saying
" Tis Marion and his men !
Of the hundred men that went forth
with Ellerslie, not one escaped; and from
the terror, with which their fate inspired
the Tories, the battle of that morning
was called by them, " McDonald's Res
During the seiges of Augusta and
Cambridge, two yongi men of the name
of Martin, bel6nging to Ninety-Six dis
triet, South Carolina; f"yere in the army.
Meanwhile their wivi, who remained at
home with their mot rin-law, displayed
is much courage, on?; certain occasion,
as was exhibited pe . ps, by any female,
during the struggle fd. Independence.
Receiving intelligei"ce one evening -that
a courier, under guara of two British offi.
cers, would pass their house that night
with important dispatches, Grace and Ra
chael Martin resolvcto surprise the par.
ty and obtain the ,papers. Disguisingi
themselves in their l.sband's outer gar. I
menits, and provididg themselves with
arms, they waylaid the enemy. Soon
after they took their"ation by the road.
side, the courier his escort made
their appearance. t the proper mo.
.ment, tile disguised .adies sprang from
their bushy covert, Oid presenting their
pistols, ordered tho' party to surrender
their papers. Su ised and alarmed,
they obeyed wittt hesitation or the
least resistance. Th brave women hav
ing put them on par.le, hastoned home
by the nearest routZr; which was a by
path through the wokkis, and dispatched
the documents to eneral Green by a
single messenger, ito, probably, had
more courago than e trio that lately
Strange to say, a. vew minutes after the
ladies reached hom0, and just as they
had dn'ed their nalIattire, the oflicers,
retracing their steps, rode up to the house
and craved accommddation for the night.
The mother of the heroines asked them
the cause of their sWispeedy return ifter
passing her house, 4'hen they exhibited
their paroles and saij that " two rebels"
had taken them pisoners. Here the
young ladies, in a vallying mood, asked
tte if they had no arms, to which they
replied, that althougli they had, they were
arrested so suddenl that they had no
time to use them. j
We have only toadd that they were
hospitably entertai ,l and the next morn
ing took their le, of the women, as
ignorant of the re nce of their captors
as wvhen first' .
- Ar E.mior named Kea.
zle hired a fellow who had a knack at
poetry making to write his epitaph. He
was to give the poet a dinner and supper
for the job. After the first meal, lie sat
down and began thus:
'There was a moan who died of late,
For whom angels did impatient wait:
With oustretched arms and wings of love,
To% waft him to the realms above."
Keazel was much pleased with this, i
aid begged tie writer to go on; but ho
declined finishing the epitaph until he
had had the supper. That finished he
put on his hat and coat, and then wound
up the verse in these words:
" But while they disputed for the pri7. I
Still hovering around tle lower skies,
In slippr-d the devil like a weazel.
A nd down to hell lie kicked old Kenzie."
After which lie took to his heels, and
old Keazle after hin with a horse-whip.
Soxiu years ago when the legislature
of one of the Middle States were framing
a new Constitution, the discussion of its
various provisions was warm and obsti
nate. Many days had been spent in
dery debate, and the vote was at length
about to be taken. Just at this moment
a country member, who had been aibsent
for some days previously, entered and
took his seat. Another member who
was in favor of the amended Constitu
tion wvent to him and endeavored to make
a convert of him.
" You must vote for theo Constitution
by all means," said he.
I 'll think of it," said the country
" ut you must make up your mind at
once, man, for the vote is about to be
9:The country member scratched his
head and seemed piuzzled.
" Come, wvhy do you hesitate! iWill
you promise me to vote for the Constitu
tion ? I am suro it will give you satis
"I'll vote for it on one condition," ob
seirved the country member.
" What is that?"
" And on no other, by gracious!"
" But what condition is at I"
" Why, that they, let it run by my plan
How TO sECURE AN EI.Eo'ION.-A
man was somto years since elected to
Congress front a certain district, who was
totally unqualified, in every respet, for
A friend at Washington once asked
him :--" H ow the deuce did you manage
to get elected, siri"
" I stole a pig."
" How-what howf. Is stealing pigs
considered a qualification to Congress ?"
" No, but as soon as it was knowvn the
t'other side took it up, and of course
ourn had to defenI me. A great noise
wvas made about it-wve called it an at
tempt to 'destroy the spotless reputation
of an innocent nman,' the people got
roused and I got ini."
At the next election htis opponent was
elected. His friend, meeting him oe
day; askcd how it happened.
"Oh, blast the feller," he replied; "he
smelt the rat, and got the start of me.
Lle stole a sheep."
From the Columbia South Carolinian.
Wordq bf Warning.
We do not believe that history records
in infatuation so unaccountable as that
ahich seems to have seized upon the
ninds of the Southern people at this junc
:ure. The past has taught us its lessons
is vain, and experience appears to have
ost its influence and power to lead us to
-eflection. ir ever any people on the face
>f the globe had cause to arouse them
;elves to meet imminent danger, and to
tvert the dire calamity of the utter de
atruction of their prosperity, then have
he people of the planting States of the
3outh. Year after year have the inroads
ipon their rights and interests been noted,
:reating, it is true, some temporary ex
!itement, but still acquiesced in in the
md; and now, under the specious guise
)f devotion to the Union, professed by
lorthern hypocrites and sustained by
ome deluded men of our own section,
he anti-slavery and anti-Southern hosts
tre again marshalling for perhaps the final
)low against the South. And this is not
ill; while there are mnany honest men of
.he South beguiled by this " Constitution
ii Union" organization, the evidences of
lie past year or two bring patinfully but
:ruthfully before us the fact that ambition
ms blinded the eyes, and hope of reward
lie consciences, of too many of the pub
ic men of the South. We need not cite
We write not as secessionists, for we
iope and believe that there are many
nuong those opposed to us on that point,
rho see and feel the necessity for dis
inion ; hut we do, as public journalists,
'rom whom the people expect information
>f passing events, feel the pressing neces- I
ity of laying belore them every indica
ion of events that must affect their in
erests and their well-being. We might
o on smoothly, and not affect to see or
o feel the danger that impends. We
niight, with more comfort and with more
ase, content ourselves to glide quietly
>n the current of popular sentiment, rather
han to disturb it by a ripple; but the ex.
>riences of the past, and of more recent
>ccurrences, have made wary and watch.
'u1 in the exercise> of our vocation, and
ae would be false to the people, and re
:reant to the trnst we have assumed, were
ae to cry peace, peace, when our judg.
Ient and deepest convictions impress us
vilth a sense of a great and impending
langer to all the interests and associations
viti which we are connected as citizens
f the South.
We now call the attention of our read
rs to the following extract of an article
>n the Presidential canvass from the New
ork Herald. We are convinced of its
ruth, as relates to the unsoundness of all
mrties at the North on the question of
Efforts have been made, within the
ast few months, both by whigs and dem
crats, in this State and throughout the
North, to lay still and lie low in reference
o anti-slaivery and tile fugitive slave law.
[he Van Buron interest have pursued this
~oicy for some time anmong the demo
~rats, and the Seward inlterest have played
hle same game among the whigs. Both
;lese anti-slavery factions, attacfhed to
he1 two old parties in thle North, are play
ug a game for the next Pr-esidency,
~hroughi their conventions, b~y whlich they
vanat to catch the South asleep; and after
hey get into tile Whlite House and pos
ess the power of the Government, then
he Southern States and Southern institu
ions may look out for squalls on the anti
davery business again. We are perfect.
y satisfied, fronm the various mlovemenlts
Iow being made by the various anti-slave
ry initerests of tile North among tho two
ld parties, that a vast combination or
onspiracy is preparing for a terrible onset
an the South and on Southern inistitutionls,
is sooni as thme South slhllhave voted for
iter one candidate or the other, at tihe
mext Presidential election. Ev-en in tihe
very midst of this interesting contest for
he Presidency, it is with extreme ditli
eulty that these anlti-slavery factions,
which wvere set a going in one party by
Van Buren, and on tihe othler by Seward,
aan keep still and quiet, and not show the
gloveni foot. As far as the interests of
he South and of Southern institutions
re concerned, it hardly makes a pin's
ifference which of theo two parties suc
needs, or whiich of tile two candidates,
whig or democrat, is elected. The anti
slavery feeling of tile North is not slum.
bring. It is growing and extending, si
enly and quietly, in every direction, among
freigners naturalized in this land-ex
ept the honest and patriotic Irish. Un
der the influence of Seward and hlis
friends, weo see a journal started in this
city to circulate among the Germans,
wich conies forward with an unequivocal
endorsement of the editors from Kossuth
biself, who is receiving attention from
all parties here and elsewhere. Other
rovenents we shall notice in due time.
" We desire the friends of thle Union,
vorth andl Sonth, andl all who wish to put
We have reason, therefore, to hope much
from such a body, whose members have
before them the light of past experience
to guide them, and their- own patriotism
to impel them in the fearless discharge of
the duty they. owe to their own State and
The Christiana Wtarder.
Gov. Lowe, of Maryland, has sent his
nessage to the Legislature. He coin
nents in an indienant strain on the
Dhristiana affair. from this portion of
us message we make the following ex
The peace-loving, the Union--loving,
he law-abiding State of Maryland has
'ailed to secure justice. Although she is
L border State, and is, practicaly, more
nterested in this ifugitive slave law than
dil other States beside, nevertheless has
ihe admonished South Carolina against
;ecession, and cheered on Virginia in the
Vays of loyalty. Although she would
iever have entered this confederacy (as
-very instructed man well knows) without
he inEertion in the Federal Constitution
if the very clause for the enforcement of
vrhich the fugitive slave law was passed,
ievertheless has she patiently, and almost
ncomplainingly, stood by and witnessed
he treasonable assaults upon the consti
ution, made by abolitionists, in and out
>f Congress. When Kennedy was mur
lered she was passive. When Gorsuch
vas murdered, she spoke through her
Bxecutive only. She has been mild as
he dove and'gentle as the lamb. How
hr she is to become the derision of her
ister States, it will be for you, gentle
nen, to determine. I do not hesitate,
iay, it is my sworn duty to speak the truth
o you, and to say that the trial of Cast
ier Uanaway was a farce, which only
Ldded new insult to old injury. The of
'nsive manner in which that trial was
:onducted by subaltern oficers; the
nanifestations of the rebel synpathisers,
md the extraordinary decision of the
:ourt, will more fully appear to- you by
eference to the lucid and powerfut report
>f the Attorney General, herewith trans.
"That decission has closed the doors
>f the United States. Courts; and the
iolators of the law hare gomte back to
ancaster cpounty, to answer the-charge
)f murder before juries bf their'own neigh
jorhood, and the judgei of their own
local tribunals. How far Pennsyh-ina
nay yet succeed in wiping from Tier an
eient escutcheon the foul dishonor; I
shall not venture to predict. But it is
Lime, representatives of Maryland, that
you should make it known by positive
measures, that the blood of your con
tituents shall not be shed by mobs, in
the face of the sun, and the Constitution
)f your fathers, without a justification or
i remedv. You should leave no lawful
ind constitutional power unused to bring
one to recreant States the force of your
isplensure. Altough a decided majori.
v of the people of Pennsylvania may be,
mud doubtless are, in favor of the right,
yet they will be held accountable- for the
reason and murders perpetrated by their
'natics, whose lawless violence they fail
o suppress or punish. No peopilb can
)lead ignorance who stand by as passive
pectators of crime conimitted within
heir jurisdiction. They are bound. to en
orce the right; else we huokd' them guilty
>f the wr~ong. Let that Cemmonweailth
>e distinctly given to understand that
enceforth words wvill give phaee to acts.
kou owe it to your honor; it is nesessa
-y to your peace; it is esentmi to your
Ouuro DE31bocAC.--Rere is a pfank of
:he Ohio Democratic platfrmn which thio
Union declares to be the- rue Demorratic
" Resolved, That the people of'Ohio
now, as they always have done, liooked
pon slavery as an evil, and unfavorable
~o the full developnient of the spirit, and
ractical benefits of free institutionis ; anl
hat entertaining these sentiments, they
will at all times feel it to be their duty to
se all power clearly given by the terms
f the national compact, to prevent its
nerease, to mitigate, and finally to eradi
sate the evil; but, be it further
" Resolved, T hat the Democracy of -
3hio do at the same tinie fully recognize
:he doctrine held by the early fathers of
:he Republic, and still maintained by the
Democratic party in all the States, that to
ach State belongs the right to adopt and
nodify its own municipal laws, to regulate
ts own internal affairs, to hold, and main-'1
:ain an equal and independent sovereignty,
vith each and every State, and that upon
hese rights the National Legislature can
either legislate nor eneroaeh.
Two IRISHNEN in Cressinig ai field not a
mndred miles from this pinee, came in con
act with a jack, who was maaking " daylight -
ideous" with his unearthly braying. Jemmy
itood a muamueiut-in astonishment, but turning
:o Pat; whio-semrnied ats much enraptured with
iwtig as himself, remarked, "It's a fine large
ur that bird has for music, Pat but sure he's
rot'a wvonderful cowld."
T'ui atAs that wvas seriously lii'ared
qy a sudden burst of eloquence is- ely
Barking dogs seldom bite.
an end to this anti-slavery excitement, not
to be lulled into fancied security because
the two anti-slavery factions-Van Bu.
ren's and Seward's-attached to the two
old parties in the North, find it their in
terest, previous to the nomination and
election of the next President, to keep
quiet and peaceable on the most danger
ous topics on which they have been run
ning their career for many years past.
They only want the plunder of the General
Gorernment to enable them to carry on the
war against the South at afuture day."
Men may be disposed to cast all these
warnings aside, and treat them as mere
political clap-trap. The source from
which they emanate may induce them to
regard them with more indifference than
if they were uttered by any other leading
paper of the North; but we cannot so
view them. The political hi-story of the
past few years corroborates the truth of
the convictions thus presented, and in the
present time there is unhappily too much
oncurrent testimony in favor of their
soundness. Recent legislative electiors
and political caucus appointments in Mas
sachusetts show that free.soilism rules the
hour, and in other States we have noted
transactions as they occurred, which
proved beyond any dispute that anti-slave
ry holds the control of all popular elec
tiois. Having largely the majority; and
aided by the defection of Southern public
men, lie must be blind indeed who does
iot see that the Federal Governnerrt in
All its ramifications must be thoroughly
inti-slavery in its tone and anti-Southern
n its policy to sustain any set of men who
nay administer its afl'airs.
We now take occasion to lay before
)ur readers the warning words of a true
rriend of the South, of a man lho has
iothing to hope or expect from the spoils
Dr honor of a public office-of a man,
too, who, having been a member of the
Cabinet of Van Buren, may well be sup
posed to know and to understand tho
roughly the whole details of Northern
policy, and who has no motive to expose
them], but that which is supreme in the
breast of every patriot. We entreat our
readers to ponder on this brief but power
ful exhortation. It is from a letter recent
ly written by the lon. J. K. Paulding:
I pretend to no claim to intrude my
dpinions or offier my adVice to the people
of the South. on any other ground but
that of an old and sincere friend to their
rigrhts as guarantied by the Constitution.
In that character I may be permitted to
say a few words on their present position
and future prospects. The time, I fear,
is not far when the blind will see, the deaf
hear, and the iost drowsy awake from
their slumbers. I therefore respectfully,
but earnestly, warn them to be wary,
watchful, and jealous; lor there are times
when even jearlou.y is a virtue. Let them
be wide awake, for they have an enemy
that never sleeps. I warn them against
the web that is weaving around them. I
warn them against the pledges of any
future candidato for the Presidency from
the North, lest they give their suffrages
to an .4olitionist in disguise; for nothing
is more certain than that no candidate
who gives satisfactory assrances to the
South can hope for support in the North,
unless he is secretly pledged to violate or
evade them. I warn them to prescrre and
maintain a distinct and separate- organi
zation, instead ofrlyn on eithecr of thc
contending parties in the North, both of
which are more or less decpendent on abo
l'itin suplport. Their only; secure postion
is that of self-dependence. I warn them
against their enemies enlisted under the
bainner of British philanthropy, and espe
cially against their pretended friends en
listed under the flag of thrat Union of
which they are sappiing the very founda
tion. I warn them against all who tell
them of the 'soundness of public senti
merit in thre North.' And, ab~ove all, I
reiterate my oft-repeated warning, to unite
as men embarked in one bottom, and who
must sink or swim together. -So shall
they save themselves arid the Union-by
art once securing their own rights, anid the
Constitution by which they are sustained1
from violation. If they cannot or will
riot do this, then well may the British
Scribes and Pharisees triumphantly pro
claim that 'sLAVERY Is DooMED"
What Sonthern man can read thecse
honest opinions of an experienced and
venerable public man, and not feel a con
viction that truth is stamped on tlrem?'
Arid if this conviction comes home to the
minds of the peole their duty is clear
they cannot enter into the approaching
Presidential canvass and ,be true to the
South, to their owvn most vital interests.
If it be conceded that the other South
ern States hav'e abandoned for the present
their efforts to stem the torrent of aggres
sion onr their rights, and we believe this
seems to be conceded, then South Caro
lina, who has not yet definitely avowed
thre line of policy she will adopt touching
tis momentous subject, has a wveigthty
responsibility to meet. The greart qunes
tion remains how will she meet it; how
w~ill the delegates of her people assemn
bled in convention discharge the trust
committed to them? Many of her most
distinguished public men are in that body;
and there are fewv, very fewv, among its
members, who, if wve believe their owvn
frank avowvals, do not subscribe to every
word of ..rning uteread bw Mr. Paline