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FuR YUNG LADIS1
REV. CHARLiS A. RAYMOND,
T lIE Second Session will commence on the
9th of January 1852.
The Trustees congratulate themselves, their
friends and the public, on what they now con
sider-the permanent establishment of an institu
tion of learning of so high a character in their
District. The benefits which their own children
iith others, have eaprienced during the pas
Session, etbles them with the greater conii
dence, to recommend the Institution to the pat
ronage-of the community.
The School was opened on the 18th of Sep
tember last, with thirty-one Pupils, and' has
since been gradually increasing. It is eonfident
)y expected that the nutmbt-r in attendance wil
be greatly increased during the next Session.
The Institute buiblitng now ewtaina sever
rooms, all of which have been built and ar
usia, for purposes of Instr.-!".
A fine apparatus;
Antomical Charts, -
Shells furash unt- -
a paneticate mt hwwldg -
The coarse of Stud- -
ter, and more compe-ft
fenisle institutions of tl -
The PINCIPAL devt- - -
to the super.-sin and ina --
The -Assistants are expe --
rent Departments, and the& : ..
cess ii teaching are emphnyed.
The Academical year Is diviled into Sessions
of 14 weeks each. It is (if great importinnee
that the student be present at the comimence
ment of the Session. The Claues are then
formed, and a few weeks delay may affect the
standing of the pupil throughout the year.
For Tuition in the Primary Department, 1st Di
vision, per Fession...............$5 00
Tniti.n in the Primary Department,
2nd Division..................... 7 00
" Tuition in the Academic Department, 12 00
" " " Collegiate " 15 00
Lesscnson the Piano and uso of Instrum'nt 18 0C
Modern Languages. each.............. 8 0C
Drawing and Sketching from Nature,.... 8 00
Painting in Oil, Portrait and Landscape, 15 0
ITse of Apparatus.................... 2 0f
Fuel and care of Buildins............ 5C
Good Boarding can be obtained in the Vil
lage including lights, washing, fuel,
&c., at (per month)............ 10 00
Pupils entering near the middle or close 01
of the Session, are charged from the time 0l
entrance to the end of the Session. No dedne
tion for absence, or other causes, but at the dis
cretion of the Principal.
All bills for Tuition, &c., are payable at th<
close of each Session.
. Books, Stationary and Music, can be obtained
in the Village at reasonable prices.
The Department of Music is unuder the super
vision of one of the most accurate and accomt
plished tenehers in the State: atnd it is be-lieved
that unusual facilities are afihrded for acquiring
a thorough knowledge of this difficult science.
In addition to regular private lessons, the pupilk
in this department are divided into elasses, and
taught on the plan of Pestal.ui.
They devote much tine to exercises, adapted
to traint thme ear. and the voice, and to impart an
easy and brilliant execution.
If they pursue the prescribed course of musi
eal instruction, they acqutre thte art of reading
music with facility.
They are required to be regular and systemat
ic in practising daily at the Institute.
The training and cultivation of the voice
receive an unusual degree of attention. The
science of Elocution is here applied, in develop
ing the voice fot- singing, wvith great effet.
The Institution has been almost weekly visited
by a large number of the ladies and gentlemer
of our village, who have ivamiably expresse<
the highest degree of satisfaction, at what the1
have heard and seen of the proficietncy of th<i
Pupils andi the arrangement of the Institute
And the Trustees have only to add in conclu
sion, that while in their opinion, there are mnanl
institutions of learning deservedly popular in on'
State, yet there arc none which can furnisl
greater or more substantial adv-antages to young
fLadies than that under the charge of Mr. RIAr
N. L,. GRIFFIN. .
R. T. MIMS.J
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J UST received a good supply of choico SEE!
POTA TOES, and for sale by
G. L. PENN, Agent.
Jan 22 tf 1
100 Cords Tan Bark
W ANTED), for which $5,00 per Cord wil
be paid, delivered at the Tan Yard.
B. T. MIMS8.
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THE PORE STUDENT,
OR THE LOVER'S'SACRIFICE.
BY EDWARD CARROLL.
Adela, who is that young man whom
I saw by your side when frst I came on
deck I You well know that I object to
your making the acquaintance of stran
gers, and I am surprised that you have
not better remembered my wishes. on
Thus spoke the noble Lord Alton to
his lovely daughter, as they stood togeth
er on the deck of a large packet, in
which they were proceeding from Eng.
i land to the new world.
Lady Adela hesitated for a moment
ere she spoke, and dropping her eyes
eyes as blue and bright as the azure sky
above them, she turned away her blush
ing race and answered timidly:
"I believe the gentleman's name is
Ayres, and he is a student, who, having
completed his studies in Germany, is now
returning to the United States."
" A student! I could have sworn that
from his pale face and threadbare coat;
but who told you this ?"
"He himself sir."
"He is a Yankee, no doubt."
He is sir."
"Mark me, Adela, how you made his
acquaintance I do not seek to know, but
it must cease immediately. Heaven
knows where you get all your plebeian
notions from, but 1 would never have be
lieved that a child of mine would conde
scend to notice a poor student, and he a
Yankee. Promise me, my daughter, that
you will drop at once, this degrading
Ere she could reply, a wild cry rang
through the ship, and caused the cheek
even of the stern father to pale with fear.
" Fire! the ship's on fire I" shouted a
dozen voices, and at that cry, which at
Jae riks to . 6 . 1 ,all
p .;2ied enaustily to pump in
water. It was soon evident, however,
that the fire was gained upon them, and
a new source of terror presented itself.
The powder! yes, the powder! One
hundred kegs of powder stored in the
magazine, and only a board partition be
tween it and the flames!
''lie crew half maddened with fear
rushed to the boats, but were recalled by
the Captain who urged them not to give
up the ship till the last hope had fled.
'T1he hatches were removed from the
magazine, and the volume of smoke that
rolled upwards, told that the fire was
penetrating towards the powder.
" Who will go down and hand up the
kegs!" cried the Captain, but the boldest
hearts in the crowd shrank from the pro
posal. A moment's pause and a young
man stepped fo'rward, and without a
word, sprang down the ladder. Theo
crew, animated by this example, crowded
round the hatchway, and receiving the
heavy kegs as lie handed them up, threw
thema over the side. For sometime they
labored in silence, but at last a faint cheer
from those who had counted, told that
the number was nearly completed. TIhe
half uttered biuzzas died on their pale
lips a moment after, when several kegs,
the wood of which was charred and
smioking, were passed up in rapid succes
sion. A moment more and the young
man ascended from the hazar dous labor,
and half suffocated by the smoke, fell
forwvard to the , eck. He wvas raised,
wvater given him and lie revived. Wheni
lie wiped the smut from his features, all
recognized him as the younig student
Meanwhile the fire had been making
fearful progress, and at last ev'en the
Captain wvas forced to admit that it was
impossible to save the noble ship. The
boats were lowered, and all crowded for
ward to obtain a place in them. They
were filled in a moment, but still a num
ber were on board the burning vessel.
With frantic cries they imnplored to be
taken off, but the boats wvere laden al
most to the water's the edge, and the
sailors reluctantly obliged to push away
" My daughter ! oh, my daughter, save
her !" cried Lord Alton in1 agony ; " put
back and save her!"
" I am sorry wve cannot," replied the
Captain; " but the weight of an addi
tional person would swamp the boat."
The young student, who had heel)
crowded on board the boat amid the oth
ers, now leaped forward and said eager
" Captain, if our number was one less,
would you attempt to save her ?"
"Yes," replied the Captain in a tone
" Back, then, and I will give her my
ploce," cnri the youth. "a ve her, nnd
give me at least the privilege of dying
for her sake."
For a moment the sailors were motiot
less with surprise, but the next, a few
strokes of their long oars placed them
again under the bows of the burning
ship. Seizing a rope the devoted student
climed on board, and after a short search
found the object for whose sake he wai
about to make such a sacrifice. Press.
ing her to his breast, he bore her to the
bows, and kissing her pale lips, lowered
her carefully i:ito her father's arms.
"Farewell," cried he mournfully, and
the moment after, the boat was pulled
rapidly away from the doomed vessel.
The sun, which was nearly set, sank
behind a deuse black banc of clouds,
and the gentle breeze which had been
blowing throughout the day, freshened
into almost a gale. The wind swept the
burning wreck before it, and those in the
boats watched her as she gradually dis
tanced them until the blazing light went
out in darkness.
Night was on the broad expanse of
waters, and when morning dawned, no
trace of the gallant bark which had yes.
terday upheld them was visible to the
occupants of the boats. But another
sight greeted their eyes; a white speck
was on the blue waters near the horizon ;
they knew it was a ship, and she seemed
shaping her course directly for them.
Their hopes were not unfounded, for in a
few hours they were picked up by the
vessel, which proved to be a New York
trader homeward bound.
They reached their port in safety, and
Lord Alton and his daughter determined
to spend a long time in the new world,
ere they again tempted the treacherous
lillows of the ocean. Lord Alton soon
forgot his escape from the fire and waves,
but the genile Adela constantly sighed
for the noble youth who had preserved
her life at the sacrifice of his own.
0 0 0 0
A year had passed away, and Lord
Alton andndevikAlawra ..stidLlna.New
porting his daughter from the carriage,
led her towards the vessel. But sudden
ly, with a slight shrink she murmured,
it is lie," and sunk fainting into her
father's arms. .
At the sound of her voice a young
man with a haggard countenance and
tattered clothing, sprang forward and
bent over the in.e:sible girl. It was
William Ayers, but so changed that the
eye of love alone could have recognized
Adela was conveyed back to their
hotel, and the student accompanied her.
She was soon recovered, and then the
youth explaimed his presence in the land
of the living.
His story was soon told; after remain
ing on board the burning vessel as long
as possible, he had lashed himself to a
spar, aend trusted to the mercy of the
waves; he had floated four days beneath
a schorebing sun, and on the fifth wams
discovered, and picked up by an outwvard
bound Indiaman. Hle returned on the
first opportunity, but sickness prostrated
him, and he had just landed from a mer
chantman when Lady Adela recognised
Need we finish the story? iThe imagi
nation of the reader could do it for us.
Let it be sutilce that after proving to the
satisfaction of Lord Alton that he had
descended from the ancient family of the
Earldom of Ayer in Scotland, the poor
student was presented with the hand of
the beautiful Lady Adela, and never in
after life did he regret the lover's sacri
ToLERATION.--When Abraham sat in
his tent door, according to his custom,
wvaiting to entertain strangers, he espied
an old man stooping and leaning on his
staff, weary with age and travel, coming
towards him, who was an hundred years
of age. He received him kindly, washed
his feet, provided supper, and caused him
to sit down; but observed that the old
man ate and prayed not, nor beggedl for
the blessings on his meat, lhe asked him
why he did not worship the God of
Heaven. The old man told him that be
wvorshipped fire only, and acknowvledged
no other God. At wvhich answer Abra
ham grew so zealouely angry that he
thrust the old man out of his tent, and
exposed to him all the evils of the night,
and in an unguarded condition. When
the old man was gone, God called to
Abraham, and asked him wvhere the
stranger was? iHe replied, I thrust him
away because be did not wvorship Thee.
God answvered him, I have suffered him
these hundred years, although he dishon
ored me; and couldst thou not endure
him one night.-Jeremy Taylor.
SOMEBODY says there ar'e two kinds of
family jars; into one you put your sweat
meats and into the other you put-your
A sNee .arions Life.
In persn rance, Marion pre
sented. a ontrastto mostof the
officers in o It is a curious fact,
that the. the highest grade, in
both armies *ng the Revolutionary
war, averaged y two hundred pounds
in weight, arion was a very small
man, and 've proportion every
way. He only short but re
markably is countenance was
swarthy, and .An its expression, and
his eye dark7 n, and poetic. Ex
tremely pla is.dress, and still plain
er manners, not strike a stranger
very favo served and silent, he
seldom, spo ept when necessary,
and then, his thoughts in the
most direct pie language he could
command. peculiarities increas.
ed the mys eh his actions threw
around him, ubless added much
to the influen e held over his band.
Cool and went on the most
desperate without excitement
as calmly sto through the fight, and
then, in the a omposed manner, drew
off his men to dark and lonely en
campment. med utterly destitute
of passion. possessed neither re
venge, nur thi or glory, nor love of
excitement, n ire of money or pow
er. He show fondness for the ta
ble, but was emious as a hermit.
Even the wom had no influence over
him, and he ib amid the turbulent
scenes around -like one whose mind
is wholly absor On one great object,
yet to be ace plished. Drinking his
vinegar and enough to keep any
man thin- eat' his coarse hominy, or
rice-with the. for his shelter, and
the swamps f is retreat, he, fastens
himself upone affections and interest,
with a firmne thing can shake.
Living in. ess times, and among
rough and us men, he retained
all his delica feeling, refined tastes,
and scruput irtue.. Moving in an
orbit of hi o ike Washington, was
..umj uy commanitg he would let themi
disband to their homes, with no security
but their single promise to return. Yet
that promise was never broken; and the
love those stern hearts bore him, is one
of the most touching incidents in his
As a partisan leader, Marion hnd no
equal. One cannot point out a defect in
him, nor suggest a single good quality
which he did not possess. To sleepless,
tireless vigilance, he added an energy
and perseverence that nothing could
shake ; and to bravery, which never de.
serted him, a prudence unmarred by a
single rash act. Provoked into no haste,
beguiled into no procrastination, une
lited by success, undiscouraged by de
feat, lie baffled every plan of his pursu
ers to take him, and kept the field in the
very midst of his foes. For a long time
the only patriot who dared to lift the
standard of freedom in his native State,
he became the obiject against which the
British directed all their efforts. Yet
they never disbanded his corps, or broke
his power. The name of Marion became
a spell-word with which to conjure up
the republicans, and frighten the tories.
Seeking the recesses of the swamps by
day, and stealing on his foes, like the
panther, by night, his swift horsemen
came and went like the invisible stroke of
fate. No precaution could escape his
penetrating glance, and no concealment
furnish security against his deadly rifles.
He seemed omnipresent to the enraged,
terror-stricken loyalists; and when they
deemed themselves safest;hle was often
nearest. And yet, not a vice sullied "his
ermine character." No ferocity was
mingled with his courage, and no cruelty
accompanied his fierce onsets. Neither
the barbarity of his enemies, nor the
treason of his friends could provoke him
to injustice-even the clamors of his own
followers were unable to swerve his just
soul from the path of integrity. Given
to no excess, he asked no share of the
plunder, and never used the power he
possessed to gratify a single selfish pas
His patriotism was pure and lofty as
his character ; and for his sufferings and
losses he neither asked nor expected re
muneration. His country he loved better
than Ihis life, and liberty was dearer to
him than all things else on earth beside.
Wealth, rank, ease, safety, all sunk be
neath Ihis country's claims, and he seem
ed to aim at nothing but its interests.
His like is seldom seen.
His followers were wor-thy of him.
Bold, fearless-true as steel in the hour
of danger, they closed r-ound him with a
faith and devotion that excite our admira
tion, and claim our love.
A T Exs paper, in speaking of one of
our presidential aspirants, says that as he
has got no morals, he had better go in
for Vice Presidncy.
The Gambler's Doom.
BY MISS J. BALDWIN.
Seated in the parlor of one of our
largest hotels in the city of New York,
was a young man of perhaps two and
twenty years of age. He was dressed in
the fashion of the day. A handsome
gold chain adorned his neck, and a pro
fusion of rings studded his fingers. Ro
dolpho, (as we shall call him,) as we
have said before, was sitting in the par.
lor indulging in various thoughts, when a
man of small proportions and of mean
appearance entered, and whispered a few
words in his ear. Rodolpho arose, and
both left the room. The next afternoon
he n ight have been seen upon the deck
of one of our large steamers, bound for
New Orleans. H is appearance was very
diffierent from that of tie preceding day
-his countenance wore a troubled ex
pression. The rings which encased his
fingers the day before had now disap
peared. He paced the deck with an
unsteady step. But his manners was
changed' when the blue hills were left
behind, and nothing but the water before
him; he was as gay and lively as any on
board, until the steamer was in sight of
New Orleans-then his countenance
wore the same troubled expression as be.
fore. As soon as he landed he sought a
carriage and was driven to the first hotel
in the city.
He retired to his room, and having
completed his arrangements, he made his
appenrance in the parlor. He had not
been long in that room, before a young
man of about the same age entered; his
face was livid with anger. Upon the
sight of him Rodolpho turned pale, but
quickly recovering his self-possession he
advanced to the stranger and offered his
" Villain! restore me my money first
before I ever take your hand again."
" You do not seem to consider I won it
from you fairly. Willis."
" Yea lie, scoundrel! you tricked me
and I now demand tov mnev !"
:.,u utier cool and collected.
They were Rodolpho and Willis.
" Rodolpho, will you restore me my
money ?-You know you .won it by
trickery. It was not mine, it belonged
to my father, otherwise I would not
"Never !" answered Rodolpho.
" Listen to me, then," replied Willis.
"About three months ago, my father
left in my hands five thousand dollars to
keep, as ie was about departing on a
journey. I was introduced into your
company by that villain James ; you won
that money from me, basely, falsely de
ceived ie. I knew it not then-1 was
desperate-that villain James told me
you had cheated me. I swore I would
recover the money before I entered my
father's house, or else your blood must
tone for it! Now are you willing to
pay me the money, or a part of it ?" said
he firmly, at the same time drawing a
pistol from his breast.
" No, Wilhia, nrot one cent of the mro
ney will I ever return to you !",
" Then die, thou cursed villain ! and
may the deed I commit be considered in
a just light !" The report of a pistol
folloed-a low groan from Rodolp~ho,
and all wvas still. Willis carried the
body to the water-a loud splash was
beard, and the blue surface closed over
th corpse of the unfortunate gambler.
PHYSrCAr, BENEFrT OF THE SABBATH.
The Sabbathr is God's special present to
the working man, and one of its chief
objects is to prolong' his life, and preserve
efiient his working tone. In the vital
system, it acts like a compensation-pond ;
it replenishes the spirits, thre elasticity
nd vigor, whlich the last six days have
rained away, and supplies the force
vhich is to fill the six days succeeding ;
and, in the econiomy of existence, it an
swers the same purposes as, in the econo
m of income, is answered by a saving
bank. The frugal man, who puts aside
a pound to-day, and another next month,
and who in a quiet way is always putting
by his stated pound from time to time,
when lie grows old and frail, gets not
only the same pounds back again, hut a
ood many pounds beside. And the
sonscientious man, who husbands one
ay of existence every week-who, in
itead of allowing the Sabbath to be
rampled and torn in the hrurry and
cramble of life. treasures it devoutly up
-tire Lord of the Sabbath koeps it for
bim, and in the length of days and a
ale old age, gives it back with usury.
The savings bank of human existence is
th weekly Sabbath.
Mas. BoGos says that she observes the
people ini the Legislature have put her
eighbor, Nr. Fay, on a standing commit
!ee, which will be a dreadful trial to. him,
as he was alwvays very w~eak in the legs ;
and never could keep on his feet long at
It is not our purpose to discuss, at length,
self-government as relating to individuals in
a moral or religious point of view; but sim
ply to scribble a paragraph on it, so far as it
relates to us politially. We talk a great
deal about the blessings of liberty secured
by our ancestors, and the happy privilege of
making our own laws and governing our
selves. But this great privilege of self-gov
ernment, we are rapidly lossing, and unless
we determine, with hight resolve to maintain
those liberties for which our fathers fought,
we will soon sink under a bondage more
ruinous and degrading than the British yoke.
The doctrine that the majcrity rules in the
United States, and consolidation are rapidly
advancing. In fact, we are now living under
a consolidated government, and Northern
abolitionist and free-soilers, because they
are in the majority, can pass any law they
please to oppress the South. No matter how
unjust or oppressive any measure may be,
what is to prevent them from adopting it?
Not the Constitution; because, according
to the modern propounders, the majority can
explain it to suit their own views, and the
" Higher law" doctrine treats the Constitu
tion with profound contempt, and late ex
perience proves that it is no barrier to
Northern aggression. Will a sense of jus
tice among our Northern neighbors protest
us? Who, with past experience before him,
is so weak as to believe that? What then is
to protect us from being (as we daily are
and have been) striped of our property,
robbed of our interest in the territories, and
oppressed with unconstitutional tariffs and
taxes, whenever it may please the people of
the North? In a consolidated government
there can be no refuge but in a bloody revo
lution. The only way to save ourselves is
to hurl back the advance of consolidation
and restore the government to its original
purity, and to what its founders intended it
to be, or dissolve it by a bold and decisive
step. The former can- never be done; the
latter may be effected by secession. There
should be a clear acknowledgement of the
right of secession by the Federel Govern
meut; otherwise the only course a State
can adopt to -resist tyranny, will be in a revo
lution to be put down by the bayonet. If
the right of secession is acknowledged, our
enemies will know that we can leave them
whenever our interest requires it, and will
PENITENTIAiY.-Some of our cotempo
raries are again agi.ating the subject of a
Penitentiary. It is the proper time to do so
as our State elections occur this fall. We
have always favored the project from the
conviction that, because an individual vio
lates the laws of his country, lie has no right
to be fed and clothed at the public expense
while in confineinent, as a punishment for
his crimes. In many cases the convict looks
back to the period of his imprisonment for
crime as an osias in the desert of his life.
Because a man is a villain, lie has no right to
recline in his cell an idle drone, and feed
upon the labor of the virtuous.
But with all our prepossessions in favor
of the system, if we have been correctly in
formed, we think it of doubtful policy at
present. Well informed gentlemen say that
the few convictions in the State for peniten
tiary offences would make the system a very
expensive one. Upon this point we need
more light-the people need more light. If
the statistics of crime make it apparent that
the system would have to be supported by
the treasury instead of by the labors of thme
inmates, then we should oppose it. Bitt, if
on the other hand such should not be the
ease, then we go for a penitentiary.-Che
A YANKEE AFTER THE PRNCE PRESIDENT.
-A Paris letter in the New York Herald
mentions the fact that an American printer
iamed Walker, was arrested in November
last in the neighborhood of Elysee, and con
fessed that his intention was to murder the
President. This fanatic was sent back to
Newv York. Newvs has been received that
Walker hiad left New York and sailed for
Europe wvith the intention to put his fatal
project into effect. Consequently all the
American citizens arriving in any seaport of
France are searched and examined with the
It is no use to search. If a genuine Yan
kee typo has taken it into his head to put a
full stop to the career of the Imperial
Snouty, hie's bound to accomplish the job.
If the above faicts are reliable, we wvouldn't
insure the usurper's life for the confiscated
estates of the Orleans family.-Savannah
SOUTHERN EaIuGRATIeN TO CALTFORNIA.
The following item, wvhich forms part of the
proceedings of the House of Representatives
of California, on the 10th ultimo, will proba
bly explain the object of the recent emigra
ties to that country of several parties of
slaves, accompanied by their owvners, from
the Southern States:
" Mr. Peachy presented a most extraordina
ry memorial in the House this morning-a
memorial of twelve hundred and eighteen
citizens of South Carolina and Florida, ask
ing the Legislature of California to grant
them, as an essential benefit to this Stute, the
privilege of becoming citizens, of identifying
themselves permanently with our interests,
and of emigrating to our rural districts with
a saluable and gorernable population, in thme
relation of property, by whose peculiar labor
alone our valuable soils may be rendered pro
ductive, and our wilderness may be made "to
blossom like the rose." They ask permis
sion to colonize a rural district with a popu
lation of' pjot less than two thousand slaves."
A fter some discussion the petition was re
ferred to the Committee of Federal Rela
REMARxABrz DiscovuRy a VmiGUA.-A
letter in the Richmond Times states that a
few days ago, while severaiten were eir.
gaged in blasting out limestone near Buchan
an. Botettourt county, they discovered a cave,
with an entrance of some six or eight feet in
height, and upwards of one hundred in
length, with two apartments. . In the first
they found some earthenware and a large
stone cross; on the cross there was some
carving, but was so much defaced by the
hand of time that it was scarcely-discernilile.
A number of citizens with a lantern subse
quently entered the second apartment, where
they found a skeleton seated on a huge iron
chest, with his back resting against.the wall.
On opening the chest they found It to contain
gold coin, perfectly smooth on one side and
a cross with some characters on it on the
other. The gold in the chest by weight is
worth seven hundred and eighty-three dol
MORE TROUnLE BETWEEN TIE SIoUx AND
CHniPPwAs.-The St. Louis Republican has
received information that a war party of the
Upper Sioux attacked a party of the Chip.
pewas, on Rum river, recently, and killed
several of them. One account says five
Chippewas were killed; another, which we
think the most reliable, sets the number at
fifteen. There is no doubt, at all events,
that the old feud has been renewed, and we
may expect to hear of further bloodshed.
The scene of the late conflict is-some hun
dred miles distant from the white settle
CoUNTERFErrs.-A friend informs the'edi
tor of the Fayetteville, N. C., Observer that
he was shown, a week or two ago, a poorly
executed counterfeit $5 note on the Bank of
South Carolina, which has been passed by a
man who said his name was Woo and that
he resided in Sumter District, South Carolina.
The names of President and Cashier were
engraved, and badly executed. The same
man had offered South Carolina notes to a
uumber of other persons in Richmond coun
FRENCH SCIENTIFIC Nzws.-T'e Ifoni
teur offers a reward of 50,000 frines for
any discovery that shall render the pile ap
plicable, with economy, to inlastry as a
source of heat, to lightning, ieinistry, e.
Laae, ' onem.naL rhetice. . aoniB
vior of both the Courtad the Cabinot to
wards him has been even.suffered.to be conr
mented on in tho.eensor-ridden.-prews, and
after a residence in Vienna of-about twelve
nionths, he is stated never to have been re
ceived by the Emperor till within thelast
week or so, and then very coldly, and not in
a private audience.
RoMtAN CATHoIcIs m TE U. STATES.
The Catholic Almanac for 1852 has full
statistics of the Roman Catholic Church In
this country, compiled mostly from official
sources, from which it appears that there are
in the whole United States 6 archbishop,
26 bishops, 1,385 priests, 1,411 churches,
and a Catholic population of 1,980,000,
which includes 115,000 in'Oregon, the Cali
fornias, New Mexico, and the Indian Terri
In England and Scotland there .are 694
churches and chapels and 972 priests, and in
Ireland 2,205 churches and 2,252. priests.
SINGULAR DIET.-A correspondent of the
Chicago Tribune tells of a little girl ten years
of age, whose only subsistence since iniancy
has been sugar and milk-some obstruction
or disease of her throat having led her always
to refuse any thing more substantial. She in
stated to be as large as children usually of
her age, and as healthy, bright and active as
those whose food would be considered more
A NEWV TEMPERANCE Law.-A lielition is
being signed in New York, praying the Le
gislature to pass a law by which any person
found drunk is liable to be arrested and be
taken when sober before a magistrate, who.
shall ascertain from whenee the liquor was
obtained. The seller in such cases shall be
fined in a sum not less than $25, and not
more than 8100.
LETTERS from Rome say that many arrests
have been made of parties charged with cele
brating the anniversary of the Roman Re
public; and that thte Pope has given orders
for no more children to be christened Joseph,
in the belief that Joseph Mazzini is intended
to be honored by the frequent use of that
WHAT CA.IFORNIA HAS DoNE.-Rlalck
wood thinks that if it had not been for the
vast quantities of gold which California has
produced during the last two years, there
would have been universal bankruptcy in
THE Wilmington Herald, of the 19th inst*
has an account of a large Rattle Snake, late.
ly killed in the vicinity of Long Creek, which
was 7 feet 10 inches long; 10 inches circum
ference in the thickest part,and liad 37 rattles
and a button.
THE Methodist Protestant Conference, re
cently in session at Georgetown, D. C., has
resolved to hold its next annual meeting in
SENTENCE OF PIRATIIs.-The U. S. Su
preme Court having refused a new trial to
Reid and Clements, the condemned pirates
at Richmond, Va., they were on Friday sen
tenced to be hung on the 9th of April ne~xt.
FRENeu ExII.Es.-A number of French
exiles, driven from France by Louis Nopoleon
have arrived at New York within the last few
TEE Charleston Standard siays the receipte
of the South Carolina-Railroad~ forbarstuary,
exceeded 8104,000 ; those of ti eorrespon
ding month last year, being a little-over
680,000. The increase thus far for thp
,nonth of Mahh handt enually inwtble