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W. F. DURISOE, Propricter. EDGEFIELD, S. .,- APRIL 22, 18-52
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HURRAH FOR SPRING I
Hurrah for briglt-robed Spring!
She comes with her angel-band,
And sparkling gems o'er Eearth tpspring,
As she waves her tmagic wand.
Hurrah for the blooming flowers,
The bursting buds, and the leaves !
Oh soon they'll deck our bowers
With the garlands Florm weaves.
Hurrah for the perfumed breeze,
As it sings in our fav'rite grove,
Around the hallowed trees,
The trysting place of Love.
Iturrah for the glorious sun-shine,
The wartn, bright days of Spring,
The merry notes of the joyous birds
As they flit by on the wing I
IHurrah for the gushing streams,
Now freed front Winter's thrall,
And dashing,''neath sunny b'eamevi
'Iurrah for mount and plain,
The moon and stars so bright I
Spring holds her court and reign
At morn, at noon, and night.
Hurrah fur the honest Farmer !
Ile labors now with zest,
rrepares the soil, plants the seed,
Kind lleaven does the rest.
Hurrah for the Farmer's boy.
Oh well Ite guides his steed
With a merry " Gee-wu- hoy,"
As his plough moves on with speed.
Hurrah for the angel, Spring I
That smiles o'er all the land,
And bird and bee, flower and tree,
Feel her reviving hand.
WHY DOiT T HE GIRLS PROPOSE ?
BY A StltstG SWAIN.
Why don't tle girls propose, 0 ray?
I wish they would begin!
I've donned my Sunday suit eaci day
Since thte uew year came in,
Attd trained my new moustache with care,
Attd sent them many a rose,
And smiled at every passing fair;
But still they don't propose!
i've wvaited patietttly atnd long
These three years past mn vain,
But now I fear there's something wrotng,
For leap year's come again,
And not a sitngle ofl'er yet
To suothie mty mtany woes,~
Oh, dear: my hteart goes pit-a-pat
Wh'ly donu't the girls propose?7
But I've made a des'prate vow
'To say no latdy " nay,"
This only hope is left me now
To shed otte ling'ritng ray ;
The girls alike agree to this,
That I'm thte best of beaux,
If they wo.uld butt propose!
T HE 3IU R DER.
A TA LE OF CIRCU3MSTA NTIA L EVIDENC;E
" An! the eaghe must soon become wearied
with the little bird of the forest. and his
wings will no longer overshtadowv it," said
Yanutee to her w'hite liver in Itat mnetaphori
cal r~tyle, whicht, perhaps, the fervid imagina
tion of the red man as well as the patueity of
his langttage cottpels him to adopt; "and,"
the beautiful girl continued, "the braves of
the forrest will then scorn it."
"Never! never!" exclainted the person to
whom te above was atddressed, with a start
ling vehemence. "Never! while the rivers
run, the wildernests puts forth its leaves, or
yonder sun glittets int the sky !"
rTe girl, as if saitisfied. leaned her hiead
utpon his bosom, and he, again atnd again,
pressed his lips to her dusky, though most
This conversation occurred many, many
years ago in the great wilderness of thte
WVest. Simnple as it was, ttnregarded by the
world, it' overhteard, as it would1 have been,
vet effe'cts flowed from the passionate words
'.r thes torest-dentizens which altered the
destinies of hundreds, and gave a peculiar
character to the history of a populous State.
Charles Grayson, and his Indian girl were
wed. In a few days they left the tribe to
' which she bolonged, and were soon com.
iortably settled in a hunter's lodge on the
extreme verge of civilization.
Years flew by-and the settlement had
already assumed the badges of civilization.
The gems or art and agriculture were glit
tering on the ruins of the wilderness, aud
prosperity emptied her horn of plenty over
As accounts of the change reached the
.E:ast, hundreds flocked to the clime of pro
mnise, and among them one who to personal
beauty, the most equisite, was added those
graces of metropolitan refinement and edu
cation never surpassed, but rarely equalled.
Mary Alton was the belle of the city.
Her Dather had, in the vicissitudes of the
times, been suddenly reduced to compara
tive poverty, and, like many others in a sim.
ilar situation, turned his thee westward.
Bitter was the struggle in Mary's heart when
she beeame acquainted with her parent's fail
ure, but more bitter still when she saw the
necessity of his seeking a new habitation.
It is hard for the young and sensitive to leave
a home hallowed'by a nother's memory, and
the angel-like associations of childhood.
But the young, too, are hopeiful. The rain
bow sparkled out upon the bosom of the
cloud ; and Mary Alton, with a cheering and
radiant smile, consented to depart. Oh!
smiles of the beautiful, do ye not spenk of a
isunnier world ?-a world where the foun
tnin oftears is forever sealed by the seraph
of Inappiness, and grief lies buried beneath
the fadeless bower of joy!
And the two, father and daughter, bid
ndieu to the crowded city for tie solitude
of a far-distant wilderness.
If Mary's cbarnes were all powerful in
the East, they were not less attractive in her
new lone. Sine was the toast, the wor
shipped beau ideal of the young hunters.
Her name cheered their hearts, and fired I
their eyes minid the dangersand privations of 1
the life which their lot often compelled theni
to lead ; for even yet the emigrants of hiat.
region were frequently dependent on the
ehnse for subsistence.
Amninig ary's admirers one was partin.
larly cor.spki'onms. lis name, letiry Segard,
was an honored one. Ile had more than
oneed saved the settlement from the dread.
tul tomahawk, and rescued many a captive
fron their border foes.
The only rival, in prowess, to young Se
gard, was Charles Gravson. Fate stented
to have pitted themn agiinst each other from
utrigues of their respeetive foliowers.
I'here wis a rumor, indeed, that they had i
avorn friendship. But the oath, if such had
-ver been made, was soon to prove valueless.
iere was one master passion whose mighty
irm could shiver the holy bond and over
urn forever the sncred altar.
Henry Segard was the accepted one- I
)hn ! how his heart thrilled when, arm in arm, 1
te and his betrothed wandered through the 1
u:jestic old woods,beneath the silvery stars,
Lnd .rurrounded by all the sweet influences
?f nature, whose lofty brow yet wore the
insoiled diadem of the lonely wild. How
nuch (ho we lay down before the shrine of
-ivilization ! How much of the beautiful do
ve sacrifice ? The nighty river is turned
iside, the rippling stream dried tip, and the
iftv mointhi stripped of its emnerald coro
al," which rustled in kingly magnificence
tround the marble summit. So let it be;
utch is our irresistable law.
In these walks, unseen as they imagined
henselves, there was an eye on them-an
-ye dark and keen and sleepless.
A glorious evening-a twilight of North
America-cloud on cloud, in crimson dra
pery and ruby gold clustering around the
Izure palace of the Hesperides! And Mary,
in the still solemn wood, keeps hner trust.
The beautiful girl hiad been waiting btut a
few mo(mpts-yct those moments were
tours. :nnd her lips murmured,
"Why3 comeIs lhe not?"
"lie is here!" cried one leaping from a
L't-lump of small trees, aronnd whose deliente
branchnes elustered the luxunriant tendrils of
thnat smnnll vine pt'enliar to the West.
"lie is here !" he replied ; "otne who loves
you, who hans long loved you-one wvhom
von miust love."
-"Never !" and she recogntized Grayson.
"Never ! I have sworn it."
"Am I bounid by vour unholy oathn? cried
31ary', " I tine betrothied of ainothier ! Away!
away, sir! your rashness and villany may
yet t emnni n unudiscovered."
" bnry Alton," said Grayson: in those lowv,
dee'p, l~hafnrtculated tones-which ever
sipeak wild and uncountrollable passion
" Mlary Aluon I har e watched you for months
-I have watched you at ntoon, at eve, at
night-I have kissed tine very Ilowers yotir
fingeurs have touched-I have stood for hours
on thbe blessed spont your feet have pressed
-wvill you not? Caninot yo returnl my
Grayson knelt and suddenly seized her
hanud. Lalary stood pale aind niotionless wvith
fear and astonishnment.
" Answer ! I implore you," lie continued.
" Traitoress! wvretch " shrieked rathner
thnan spoke Yantee, as she rushed into the
scene, wvith a dagger brandished aloft
"Traitoress! this-this will revenge the
daughter of a chief !"
The knife suddenly descended, atid would
inevitanbly have proved fatal, had nuot Gray
son sprung to his feet and struck the in
strumnent from tine hand of the infuriated
" What meains this ?" and Henry Segard
joined the group. "Grayson-Yantee
here! and that, knife? Explain !"
Hei turned to Mary, who attempted to
speak, but from tears and trembling was tun
uble to utter a word. Segard, seeing her
inefleetual attempt, to answer him, turned to
Grayson, and said :
" Whant,'sir,do you here ? What does that
Imdian girl here 3"
" You-no one shall question me. What
do you here ? Ha! Ha !" Grayson exclaimed,
wijh a wild mocking laugh; "you need not
answecr me either, Yantee !"
Thie girl az.e1 at hin without. renlying.
"Yantee! away !"
The girl silently departed ; but after pro
ceeding a few steps, turned about, and glar.
ing upon Mary.exclaimed.
"Daughter of the pale face, beware!" and
the boughs soon hid her from sight.
Segard, finding Mary insensible, turned to
"Grayson, we shall meet ngain."
" Whenever you please," was the laconic,
but bitter teply, and he strode firmly away.
Mary, in a few minutes having recovere4,
slowly and painfully answered the questions
of her lover. When she finished, llenry
arose from the spot where he had been kneel
ing over her, and said in a low, but firm
voice, "He dies the death.?"
" No! no! stain not your hand,.Segard, the
hand betrothed to me, with blood."
"I have said it," was his reply.
Silently they pursued their way home
ward. Neither spoke. Thoughts f sand
ness with her-thoughts of revenge with him.
were too busy for any conversation.
Aund Yantee still ministered to the wants
of her faithless lord. But there was a set
tled fierceness in her dark eye, at once strange
and dreadful. Grayson. however, did not
observe it. Like mny others he underated
it woman's heart, mind and courage.
Brave men are two often imprudent, and
Henry, notwithstanding his marriage should
have produced caution, where it never before
existed-was one of the number. le rela
ted the transaction, which we have described,
to several of his companions; swearing re
venge against Grayson. They, as usual ur
ging him on.
A few evenings after the scene in the for
rest, lie carefully examined his huntiing knifie
and gunand informing Mary and the fmily
(he resided with his father,) that lie should
be absent for some time on a night hunt,
with some coirades, left the house.
But murder was in his heart, and he di
rected his course to Grayson's lodae.-When
about half way lie was met by Yantee. who
tittered an exclamation of surprise and de
light at the encounter.
"The brave of a pale face caresses a tain
ed fawn," she said. Segard felt the sarcasm,
nd replied in her own style.
"The fawn is as pure as I he snow on the
nountains, and she scorns the Black Eagle."
Such was the subriquet ofr Grayson.
SIla, how knowest the brave that ? A
lie is on the pale fare's lips, and his le:irt
turses the serpent of deceit.
Fire flashed from the eyes of Segard, but
emenmbering, that the speaker was a woman,
ie scornfully smiled and replied
Would the fawn mate for life with the
M le xpression 14sdov'er tate lace - t
Vantee, and she asked in a half-joyful, halt
" Has she !"
" Will the brave swear it ?"
" Tell her then that Yantee buries the
nife. The white bosom of the fitwin shall
ot bleed. The information of Segard rela
ive to his marriage was a conclusive arru
nent to the simple child of the woods that
klarv did not love her husband. The Indi:a
vonian of thnse days never dreamed of inli
lelitv in her sex.
"1The Black Eagle shall no longer repose
n the bosom of the bird. The blosod of but
mic "-id here checkiig herself, she afier a
ew moments, cont inuc-" Let tihe brave lonrr
urse his fiavi." And then (hhed off into
bie forest toward her home.
Segard slowly follo'wed.
A week has rolled by since that night-a
readful week-and the court room of the
ettlement is filled With a dense throng.
rhere congregated together, you might have
qeen the stalwart hunter in his picturesque
ress-the merchant from the far, far East
-the Indian in his sweeping blanket and
>raided moccasins; and the attorney, who
ven there, assumed the knowing look and
rofessional swagger. Nor should we forget
o mention the judge in his leggins and hun
Sutddenly a silence as of death fell upon
he molly thronag. The clerk arose and read
an indictment for murder, closing with these
ords, which have struck terror to the hearts
f thousands-" Guilty or not guilty ?"
The prisoner calnly arose, asnd in a deep,
lear, unfaltering voice, atiswered " not guil
Courage still snt on the brow of Henry
Segard-pale as it was with mteintal suffer
TJhe trial commenced. The state's attor
ney opened by informing the jury (thtoughl
they knew it before) that they wvere totr
the prisoner at the bar for a murder ont the
body of one Charles Grayson. Hie then
wenit on to give the usual recital of facts
connected with the affair, antd wound tip with
the stereotyped phillipie of uahnost all gen
tlemen, hofding his legal situation against
The witness were then called; and the
testimony was in substance, thus:
Segard had left his home on the night of
the murder, saying thtat lie was to join a
hunt-that no husit took place, nor had any
been contemplated-that the prisoner hasd
been seen going in the direction of Gray
sosn's lodge-that Grayson had biean found
stabbed and deud-that Segard had often
been heard to threaten the deceased's life
that his wife had refused to speak on the
subject, and was unable to attend the trial,
owing to illness produced by grief-and that
Yantee, the wife oIf Grayson, had not been
seen or heard of since the night, of the mur
The cross-examination produced nothing
worthy of mention, and the case lhere rested.
After the argumenit of counsel, Segard at.
tempted to rise and address the jury, but
was dissuaded by his advocate.
And Henry Segard was fouind guilty of
murder in the first degree.
Oh! those awful thirty days! one by one
the doomed wvretch sees them glide away
he coutnts every suan-he numbers every
hour-ho sees the eternity gradually ap
proaching-at last the scaffold-dark and
awful meets his quaihing eye ; the last hour
We need not describe his execution-the
frst which hrl ever oceurred1 in--. lor
rnr chilled every hef, and some shed tears
They remembered-Segaird's bravery-frank
ness. nobleness, serviets. and they wept
those stern, iron-neaed hunters!-Tie last
moment has arrived.-Segard stood up, an<
in a voice, long-rerdCiubered, exclaimed, "
am innocent!" He'was urged to go on, but
a scornful smile 11, "The brave do not
fear to die! I a nocent!"
le then knelt prayed for his wife
father, mother and irother.
- " I am ready," saidhe, in a firm tone, and
the Cap was'drawal down-the word was
given ; he, the youzg, the lion-hearted, was a
"Save him! save him!" shouted a wild
voice, and Yantee.arted into the crowd.
"Save him! save hit! the brave is innocent!
I slew the Black Eligle !" The crowd re
coiled in horror. ,"I," she continued-" I
met. him going to .6ur lodge- lie made the
bird of the forest believe that the fawn loved
not the Engle-thn'T had but one to hate
-only one to kill. I flew to the lodge-lie
was sleep-I stabbid him. The daughter
of a chief;" cried sie, in a loud voice, and
drawing herself up to her fullest height" was
revenged! I fled f vtoy home," she contin
ued-" in the. wood.. I heard that the brave
was to die for Yantee'deed. I flew. to save
him! Too late ! toolate! The brave would
have slain the Black Eagle, but mine was
the right to revenge'l"
Tie girl overcon by weariness, grief and
passion, sunk . upon the ground-lifeless.
The chord of lire had been stretched too far,
and it snapped.
The above tail is, true in its leading de
tails. It is almostriipossible to execute a
person in the section where the melancholy
A'dir occurred, andjndeed the whole state
has h'erome provcrlijl for injudicious mercy
Lawyers will tell mon, that, IHenry Segard
on the testimony, shold have been execnted.
For my own part, h'ving tend, at least once,
the best work on evidice, I must agree with
them. And now; render, judge kindly of a
TALE OF CIRCUMSTAKTIAL EvIDENCE.
P.ACF oF MIND.-IU,.know of but one way
of for; ifying my soiJainst the gloomy pres
ages and, terrors or-.i nd: and that is by se
eNring to myself the friendship and protee
lion of that Being. .ho disposes of events
and governs futurity,. He sees at one view
the whole thread of ny existence not on!y
that part of it whi, have already passsed
through, but that r st runs forward into
the depths of eternit" When I lay me down
to sleep, I recomm .d myself to his care;
when I awake, I gi b.elf up to his direc
0P.1 hr-1111n me I look
he will avert t em 1
I know neither the time. or the manger of
the death that I am to die. I am not at all
solicitious about it because I am sure that
lie knows them both, and that lie will not
fail to'comfort and slpport me under them.
C!F.a yr !-Dr. Johnson used to sny that
the " habit of looking upon the bright side
of things was worth one thousand pounds a
year.-Thiere are some persons who are ma
king themselves and those about them mis
erable by clinging always to tie dark side
of the picture. Though no eil may be :p
parent, it is nevertheless anticipated, and
they are thus rendered unhappy from -i
n:'rinary ennse. The man who on having"
his l-g hbroken thanked God that it was not
his neck. was a renl philosopher. Though
sufflering from an injnry done to his leg, lie
fouid pleasire in being grateful that a more
serious enlamity hnd not befallen him. If
instead of erosssing bridges before we come,
we should always hope for better days, we
should be vastly happier. It is lawful to do
this, for these days will come. The darkest
night must give plce to the dawn.
THE OLD MAx.-Iiardly any expression
grates so harshly on the car as that of" the
old man," when it comes from the lips of a
son speaking of his father. rThe person who
habitually uses the expression is either int
mate with low charneters, or does not feel
that respect and deference due from a son to
a parent. lIn excuse it is snid, tis but a joke,
and means nothiung. If so, it were better not
to jest on stuch subjects, and to use some ex
pression that does mean somethIng.
.Young chaps that frequenit oyster cellars,
beer saloons, and fashionable wvine-shops,
wvho canu smoke a " regalin," or chew " ladies'
twist," without making them sick, or walk a
crack with three glasses of champagne
these are the sprigs who talk of " the old
nman:" wvlo don't know they're out.
FLOWERS AND SHtRs.-WVhy does not
every lady who cenn afford it-mid why not
hiav geratnintm or some other flower in her
wvindow ? It is very cebep-its ceaepness is
next to nothing if you raise it fronm seed, or
from a slip; atnd it is a beauty and a com
panion. It was the remark of' Leigh Ilunt,
thamt it sweetens the air, rejoices the eye, links
you with nature and innocence, and is some
thinug to love. And if it caninot love you in
return it cnnnot hate you; it catnnot titter
even a hateftul thinig, even if you tneglect it;
for alihough it is all beauty, it has no vanity ;
anid, such being the case, and living as it
does, purely to do you good, and afford you
plensure, how will you be able to neglect ht?
We receive, in iimngination, the scent of these
good natured leaves, which allow you to
carry off their perfume on your fingers, for
good natured they are, in that respet above
all other plants, and fitted for- the hospitality
of your room. The very feel of the leaf has
a household wvarmth in. it-something anala
gous to cloth ing and comfort.
EJOYMENT OF LIFE.--Two wealthy gen
tlemnen were lately conversing in regard to
the period when they-had best enjoyed them.
selves. "1I will tell you," says onle, "ivwhen
I most enjoyed life. Soon after I was twen
ty-onc, I worked for Mr. -, laying a stotie
wall,at twenty cents per day." " Wtell," replied
the other, "that doe.s not differ much from
my experience. When 1 was twenty, I hired
myself out at seven dollar. a month. I have
never enjoyed myself better since." The ex
perience of the two individnals teaches, first,
that one's happiness does not depend on tho
amount of his gains or the station ho occu
pies ; seond, that very small beginntings, wit~h
inrdnstryander rudisences, .a~ seuowalh..l
WILLIS ON WEBSTER.-Daniel Webstei
made a speech at the recent " Cooper Testi.
monial," and N. P. Willis in describing it ir
the Home Journal says:
" Mr. Webster rose and was again received
with lona and vociferous applause. Certain.
ly, Demosthenes would have smiled, had he
henrd the address that followed, and learned
that its deliverer is styled by his country.
men an orator. Great men are never great
orators. Anything more unoratorical than
Mr. Webster's mode of speaking cannot be
imagined. His manner was precisely that of
a farmer who had been summoned from the
plough to the forum. He said "moniment,"
for monument, and "liter.Ltoor," for litera
ture. He jerks out a sh :t sentence in a
high, rather nasal tone, ar lien lets his voice
fall and die away into a long lov rumble,
inaudible utterly to a large number of tan
talized auditors. .But the matter is solid,
safe and well considered. He never (we
hear) read a novel of Cooper's iii his life;
yet lie said wh.t was proper for the occasion
and becoming to himiself. ie d-e3t strong
ly upon the independence, the integrity, the
piety, and especially the nationality of the
departed novelist. His address was listened
to with breathless attention, and the mighty
presence of the man held spell-bound the
distant thousand or so who could not hear."
THiE MAINE LAW ABOLISHED [I SUN.
An edict has been in force twenty-seven
years in the king-dom of Siam, proiibiting
the use of opium or any trafie in it; but hav
ing failed to diminish its consumption, the
edict has been revoked, and the license sys
tern again introduced. The Singapore Free
Press of the 2d of February publishes the
act of revocation, from which the fullowing
is an extract:
"Opium being a drug of pernicious ten
deney, the former kings of Siam have uni
furinly prohibited traffic in it, and have caused
merchants engaged in the trafic of it to be
seized, and their property confiscated. Those
efforts to cleanse the land of the evils of opi
un, produced ruin of estate and business,
and revengeful feelings to a very great ex
tent. Ienee his present maijesty has been
pleased to grant a monopoly of the traffic in
opium to certain individuals of his subjects,
allowing them alone to purchase it and to
sell it only to the Chinese, who have conic
hitherto to seek .their livelihood under his
auspices. But to all Siamese and others
who are sub*-ects of the kingdom of Siam,
and who constitute the forces of the king-.
dom, opium is contraband as an article of
trade or consumption."
EXECUTION OF A BANKiiUPT.-At noon, on
*L,-# .1 .- 6 11
ed its busiest aspect, two drummers in the
civic uniforn came up amid rolled their drums
for the space of ten minutes. causing a great
commotion both within and ont of the
Bourse. While this was going on, work
men were seen over the principal gateway of
the building elevating a black board, on
Which was painted in white letters the name
of a merchant of the city who had lately sus
pended paiyment and absconded with all his
assets. When the name had been fairly set
up, a bell called the "schand glocke" or
shaic bell, only rung on such occasions,
was sounded for two hours from a tower of
the Bourse. This penalty of disgrace called
the "execution of a frandulent bankrupt," is
ordained by a law which cnn be traced to the
fourteenth century, when the hlaliseatic
lenigne was at the height of its greatness.
At that period. however, the bankrupt's pa
lent of citizenship and his certificate as a
merchant, were also buriit by the hangman.
TIE COINAG.-The Senate of the United
States have passed a bill, and sent it to the
House of Representatives for concurrence,
reducing the intrinsic value of silver coin
representing the fractional parts of a dollar,
about 7 per cent. for the present standard.
It provides that the weight of the half-dollar
shall be 19 1-2 grains ; and the quarter-dollar,
rime and~ half-dime shinll be respectively one
half, one-fifth, and one-tenth of that wveighit.
The weight of the halr-dollair hitherto, has
been 20(i.l-4 grains. Th'lis important mea
sure ought to have passed when the actual
difference in the relative value of gold and
slver first becamie manifest ; for thereby the
p resent scarcity of stinal change would have
been preventd.-New York Journal of Coin
THE FUT-rnE Corros CRoP.--A correq
p)odenlt of the National Intelligenicer wvriting
from Cannelton, Indiana, says:
"I'Tie year is not very distant when a slin
gle State'(Arkansas) will give a yearly pro
duction of three millions of bales of Cotton,
if its price holds up to an average of seven
cents 'per pound. This year the product per
nere of mny~n3 plantatmons on the Mississippi
river, andl on either side of Meumphmis, was as
high its 3000 pounds of seed cotton, Arkuni
sus has several millions of acres of the very
best cotton lands that will be protected from
overflow in a few years. The very lowv price
u nnd great fertility of these lands will soon
bring them into market and use. Cottotn
from that district will be taken up, and not
down stream. It will be taken to Eastern
mills ceaper by the Ohio river than by the
gulf and ocean route. Whether Eastern
mach'nery and operatives will meet the cot
ton half-way, is yet to be seen.
WE think it is Dow, Jr., who gives the
folowing quaint advice in one of his "Patent
"Let your home be provided with such
comforts~ and necessaries, as piety, pickles,
potatoes, pots and kettles, brushes tongs,
brooms and benevolence, bread and charity,
cheese and faith, flour, affetion, eider, sincer-.
ity, onions, integrity, vinegar, wino and wis
dom. Ihnve all these always on hand, and
happiness will be with you. Don't drink
anything intoxicting-go about your bush
ne'ss after breakfast-lounge a little after
dinner-chat after tea--and kiss after quar
rlling; and aill the joy, and thme peace and
the bliss this world cani afford will be yours,
till the grave closes over you, and your spirits
are borne to a brighter and a happier sphere.
S'o may it be.
A Yankee has taken out a patent for leath
er tanned with the bark of a dog !
Correspondence of the Mercury.
WASmINGTON, April, 1352.
GENTLEMEN: Will you allow me to call
the attention of the Planters in your State
to the late proposition received by me from
the Messrs. Hartsen Brothers, Amsterdam?
It will be remembered, that these parties, on
account of misunderstanding on both sides,
and wilful misrepresentation of the enemies
of Southern Commerce, were dissuaded from
exerting themselves in regard to a trade
which they were led to believe could never
be established. I took the liberty of saying
in behalf of the planters of the South, that
they were in earnest, and, that to test the
matter, let an advance of half be made by
Hartsen Brothers for a trial cargo. That
this trial cargo would evidence to my South
ern friends the disposition abroad to co-ope
rate with us-to " start the ball," and would
prove by actual results evidenced by the ac
count sales, whether direct trade was a hum
bug or not. That all the Planters wanted
was the means, safe, simple and guaranteed
and they would act. These statements of
mine werd in opposition to those of hundreds
who had busied themselves in regard to my
arrangements in Europe. In accordance
with my earnest solicitations, and upon the
faith of my assurances in behalf of the Plan
ters, the Messrs. Ilartsen Brothers have re
newed their offers and given a specifie au
thority, in accordance with my prololsition1,
to authorize an advance of half upon this tri
al cargo, and, if the results prove favorable
and munttually satitfrtory. that further advan
cs of two-thirds and three quarters will be
I ha e notified Messrs. James Gadsden
and Co. of the same, and merely ask, through
your journal, to call the attention of the
Planters of South Carolina to the inets. It
is not for me to say anythiig more about
direct trade, to a people so intelligent as the
citizens of the Palmetto State. If that sub
ject is not now understood at the South, it
never will be. We are now on the eve of
the first fire, before the great and general
battle. Shall my representations be sus
tained. or, shall 'the enemies of Southern
comnerce, at home and abroad, still further
cut us off from that syvnpathy and confi- 1
dence which it is so important for its to es
tablish with the Continent of Europe? Here,
at least, is the issue made. Here are the
" darling advances "-the opportunity of mao
nied alliance with Iulland-of low interest
and the hundred advantageous items Involved
in a direct trade. What better time could
be salected 1 What more is wanted ? A
consignment to Messrs. Ilertsen Brothers,
Amsterdam, through Messrs. J. Gadsden and
C4 og -I-ha__1st-- .-I- br.relvp& - A111 for..
Aly duty is d isehiargea. I le regu tar atii.
usual commercial details are arranged-cor
respondence established, and It now remains
with the Planiters to decide whether direct
trade is an abstraction to be talked about, or
a fact, involving the commercial social and
and political redemption, to be sustained by
the Sonth, as a wise, and safe domestic poli
cy. Kous rcerrons.
C. G. BAYLOR.
UxwnomXso' co a C toNAo.-The follow
ing extract from an article in the New York
Tribune sets forth in lretty strong colors the
infilnence of Congressional exiravag:mnce and
prodigality on the i-im who le.ves his home
with the idea that eight dollars a day is line
wages. Though lhighly colored, there is a
great deal of truth iii the paragraiph:
The Congressman has bawled himself
lo:ir.:e on the stump in behalf of 'retrench
ment and reform,' but lie reaches Washing
ton, and sees millions going this way and
other millitons that, at a dash of the pen; and
his eight dollars per day, which looked so
inviting in the prospect, dwindles, in full
view of these dazzling realities, ito* pit
tance which lie wouldlie ashamed to keep
his dog on. So lie begins by overcharging
his mileage by some magnificent circum
bendibus; nex~t votes himself a cart load of
books, which lie often sells at a ruinous
shave, (biut lhe pockets thme proceeds aind Un
cle Sam .the loss;) and now lie is ready for
jobbing ini contracits, in claims, and dabbles
in all manner of miscellaneous corruption,
whereby the expenditures are swelled, and
the treasury depleted. So uip go the appro
prations to an enormous figure, but nobody
is to blame. Pairty hacks try to make party
capital out of it, amnd pot applies unseemly
epithets to kettle; new demagogues contrive
to supplant some of the old ones, and fall to
realizing iEsop's fable of the fox and the flies;
so nothing conies of this 'withiering expose'
and that tremendous castigation, but infinite
confusion, w~ranking, and empty noise; at all
events no retrenehmnent, but rather increased
extravnmgance, waste nad peculation."
MARK OF ILL-BREE.DNG.-There is no
better test of ill-breeding than the practice of
interrupting another in conversation by spea
king, or commencing a remark beforo another
has fully closed. No well bred person ever
does it, nor continues eenversation long with
one whlo does. The latter often finds an Inter
esting conversation adruptly waived, closed,
or declined by the former, without, sutspcc
ting the cause'. A well-bred person will not
even interrupt one wvho is in all respects
greatly inferior. If you wvish to judge the
good-breedIng of a person with whom you
are hurt little acquainted, observe him or her
in this respect, and you will not be deceived.
Howvever intelligent, fluent, or easy she may
appear, this grace proves the absence of trute
politeness. I t is often amusing to see per
sons priding themselves on the gentility of
their manners, and putting forth all their
efforts to appear to advantage in many other
respects, so readily betray all in this particu
EviDENCEs OF For LYv.-Asking the pub
lisher of a new periodical how muany copies
he sells per week.
Making yourselves disagreeable, and wvon
dering that no one will visit you.
Getting drunk, and complaining the next
day of the headache.
'Neglecting to advertise, and wondering
that you do not succeed in business.
Refuising to take a newspaper, and being
surpirised that the people laugh at your igno
GER31 or GREATNImss,--Faith, that is to
say, in all possible spheres the vision of the
invisible, and the absent brought nigh, is the
energy of life. We do not go too far in
saying that it is the point of departure for
all action-since to act is to quit the firm
position of the present, and stretch the hand
into the future. But this at least is certain,
that faith is the conree of every thing in the
eyes of man which bears a character of dig.
nity and force., Vulgar souls wish to see, to
tonuh, to grasp-others have the eye of faith
and they are great.
It is always, by having faith in others, in
duty, or in Divinity, that men have done
great things. Faith has been in all times the
strength of the feeble, the salvation of the
miserable. In great crisis, in grand exigen.
cies, the favorable chance has always been
for him who hoped against hope. And the'
greatness of individuals or of nations may be
measured previously by the greatness of iheir
A Bnsic PLACE.--There is a good anec
dote told about the little town of Portland,
While a certain stearmboat was about put
ing out from here recently, for New Orleans,
tie mate, an old boatman, turned to some
passengers and remarked :
" This little town gentlemen, looks dull,
but I tell you It is, perhaps, a mighty brisk
place. About fifteen years ago, I was going
down with a flat boat to New Orleans, wo
stopped here to procure some provisions. I
went up into town, and seeing a coat hang
ing out of a shop door, just took it. The
owner canme after me-caught me-took me
before a magistrate-I was tried--convic
ted-took thirly-nine ishesr-alid I back to
the boat in fifteen minutes! I tell you gen.
tlemen, a Imity brisk little place is that same
To CLEAR. A WELL or FouL Air.-Put a
quart or two or unslacked lime In to a buck
et, and before lowering it into the iell, pour
a sufficient quantity of water on the lime to
slack it; then let it down to the water but
not so as to go into it. In a few minutes
the well will be cleared t f foul air, the slack.
ing lime either taking tip the noxious air or
forcing it out of tihe well.
BnUisEs.-If the skin Is not broken, eam.
plior in spirits will soon remove soreness and
inflamation; if thtskin is broken, apply eold
water repeatedly; if large and paiwfal'ap
ply warm water.
READING AND TmffNiyo.-It is not 'hasty
reading but seriously meditatin upon holy
thle be atoneng ol- the aowers a er
honey, but her abiding for a time upon them
and drawing out the sweet. It Is niot he
that reads most, but he that meditates most,
that will prove the best Christian.
A correspodent of the Savannah Morning
News, writing front Atlanta on the 10th inst.,
states that Capt. Sisson, formerly for many
years engaged in the coasting trade between
Savannah and Charleston, was killed that
morning at Marietta, in a, rencontre tvith a
Mr. Paten. Capt. Sisson had, for the last
tenl years, been a resident of Cobb co., Ga.
Tuim passions may be humored till they
become our master. as a horse may be pam
ptred till he gets the better of iisrider; but
early di:ceipline will prevent mutiny, and keep
tihe helm in the hands of reason.
AN Irishman sued by a doctor for the
amount of his bill for medicine and atten
dance, and Paddy being called upon to state
why he refused to pay, replied: " Why
should I pay for sich stuff! The medicine
was of no use to me. Shure he sent me two
emeties. and ne'er a one could I kape on my
SAID a patient to his physician, about fire
rears ago, after rending over the prescrip
ion of a distinguished frIend of temperance,
wvhom ill health had obliged him to con
" Doctor, do yout think that a little spirits
now and then would hurt mc very much?"
" Why, no, sir,"' answered the doctor, delib
orately; " I do not know that a little-nowv
rind then-would hurt von very much; but,
if you don't take any, It wvon'tjhurt you at
Sot:nD Anvict.-When your poor wife
begins to scold, let her take It out. Put
your feet.cosaly over the fire place, loll back
in your chnilr, light one of your best cigars,
rind let the storm rage on. Say nothing,
make no answer to any thing.
"FATItER, do folks make clothes out of
peas?", "No, foolIsh bor. Why do you
risk that question, Sinon?' "Why, I heard
n, sailor talking about his pea-jacket.
" Cuairiis, do you really lovb my daugh
ter?" "You know I do, Mrs. Simpson."
" low much do you lovelher ?" "I love her
-I love her as hard--as hard as a horse enn
kick." Mirs. Simpson was satisfied of the
strength of his affection.
" LANDroRD," said Jonathan, the other day,
stepping up to the bar in a public house,
"jest give us a cent's worth of Newr England
rum, and put It Into two tumblers. Here
Jim, take hold; darn the expense, I say,
when a fellow Is cn a bust."
"0O PADDT, my boy," exclaimed an Irish
man at Deer Islantd, as he threw his arms
around an old acquaintance, "it'a glad I am
to see you." The embrace not being re
turned, the friend explained by saying that
both of his arims had been blown off wrhile
blasting rocks. "Oh wvell," said Pat, "no
matter for the hug, give us your hand, me
UJSCtt Sisa's FxNos.-The net amount
subject to draft in the U1. S. Treasury, on
the 22d uIt., was 612,773,397.91, of which
*5,377.98 wias in the hands of the U. S.
Assistant Treasurer in Charleston.
A SECRET WORTH KsowriNG.--Doil three
or four onions in a pint of water. Then
with a gildiing brush do over your glasses and
frames and rest assured that the flies will not
light on the article washed. This may be
used without apprehension, as it will not, do
the least injury to th,- f'mmes,