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W. F. DURISOE, Proprietor- EDGEFIELD S. SEPTE BER 8, 1852.
DON'T RUN IN DEiT.
run in debt'-iever mind, never mind,
if the old clothes are ftdeel and torn;
F'it them up, make them dto. it is better by far,
Than to have the litrt weary and worn.
Who'll love ou inore for the set of the
Or vour rutf o ' e ' r rlho<
Th ' e of vour vest, or your boe#ior <-ravat,
If they know you're in dtbt for ihe new.
Don't runte in debt- canlarv's the go,
Wear blue it you have iot tile eash,
Or-nio matter what-so youall let the. world know
You won't run in debht for a da.sh.
There's no comfort, I tell you, in walking the stret
iI fine clothes. if you kr.'w you're in debt,
Ad feel that perhaps yon ousit trade snin umy meet
W ho will sner-" Tley're nut paid for yet.'
Good friends, let me beg you do r:t run in <lebtl
It' the chairs and the softas :ire old
They will fit your back bettir than any new set
Llt'les they are paid for in guld
If the hou. i to) small dlraw it clover togetier.
Keepi it warmi with a he'arty good will
A big one unpaid for, in :ll kitls of weather,
will tenl to your warm heart u chill.
Don't run in debt-now. dear girls. take a hint : t
(if tile faiont, v cimge since ]Lit season, )
Old untire is out in the v<ery sane tint,
And Old natire We think, tans some reason.
Just siy to your t'riends you e:mnmtot atl' rd
To speo med timu- to keep up wiit the fashion ;
That your purse is too light and your honor too
To be trLiished with such silly passion.
Cents, don't run in debt-let your friends if tilcv t
Have fit houses, feathers atd flowers, [ean
ut unless they are paid for, be tore of a man, t
Than envy their sutnhiny liwurs.
If you have 1inoniey to spars'. I hmve nothing to say: U
Speal your dimes and your dollarrz as you plev. 1,
But mind you the nian that has Lis note to pay
I, the niztn that is never at ease.
Khin1 husbands, u'iti't run in debt any moro;
SI'will tilt your 'fe's eul full of sorrow,
To know that a nei:ihhor may call at your door,
With a bill you can't settle to-:nerrow.
Oh ! take my advicu-it is good, it in trite,
(But least you tny sone of you doubt it,)
I'll whisper a secret now seeing 'tis you
I have tried it an.1 know all about it.
The chain of a debtor is heavy and cold,
Its links all corrosion and rust,
'The miati who's in debt is too often a slve,
Tough his heart tumy be honest anl trito z
Can he hold up his head aillf look sauey and brave
When a note hie eni't iy hecomies due ? t
i( -i . ..tL
Or, WI nc Occasionally.
" Wine is a nocker-stronn drink is raging and
'whioso is duecived thereb'y is not wie."-]mL:.
" Evelynl," sajid M1r. -Zargent to his orphan11 i d
nijece, onl thle mlorning of her marriagre-d ay
"Evelyn, I trust youl will have suifficient InI- i,
fluetmce with Fratk Uivers, to induce hin to
I.lav thioe gav, wine-t thining assoite If' .
hsis. 1 hopje his at tendtanice oni convlivatl psar-.
ties will nowt he les~s fregnett; for, Evy," j,
added the fonid but c:m itiouts uncle, "' had
habtits are somtimestL' forimed in this agreen-'
You'og Evelyn Sargen'tt thought of her
love'ts detedti(( attachmitent, smtile'd incredu
louis!vI, anid sid:t " ti ton tak ile's wvine Ice'a-i
siona'lly, dear uncle: het'side.s, it wouttld he
harid to fantcy Frank Rivers an inebriate,v
" e tnt fooi conifidenit ; I would not grievev
vour gentle titure, E-velyn, ye.t it is well1 to
be warined of' danger. I trutst, inadeetd, that 1
Rivers wtill always possess the same selftI
command ais eow. it wouldI be a fearftdl
thing for you, my child, should he, after all,
tturn a charmend ear to the' voice of' thta
Svren, the end of whose song is destruction."
A slight quive'r camne over the curved lips
of the y'oung girl-there wa;s a tremulous I
llutte'r of the' white lids over the tender eves.
$ave this, she stood silent before her un~cle,
ats pmle certaitnly, antd as beautiful as the
anost exquiisite statue.
11er uncle looked on her pityingly. "For
give me, darling," he said, takinig her hand.
-If 1 probe the wounid, God knows I woul
heal it. 0 Evelyn ! when your sainted
muo:hmer placed yotu, a little infaunt, in my!
trtms, and bade mo love you well-when,
wvith her dyitig br'eath, she charged mue to
watch over y'our tender youth, anid guard
vou fromn all evil- in thait solemin hour, E-ve
Avn, I folded you eloser to my naching bosom.
st id vowedi to fultil the sacred trust retposed
im mue. It wms ino hiard task to perform a
p~arent's duty towvardsyou, Evelyn; you be.
.came what your mthtler beforer you had been
-the deare'st object of may heart (though
she left tme for myi adopted brother,) and nmy
.care for you has been truly at 'labor of love.'
And wvell have the gifts atnd graces of your
youith rewatrded may care. You have brought
joys to may lonely heatrthi, unknown to it
inemy--may first and last great sorrow.
You have ever been as a most dutiful and
atfleetionate daughter unto me: but you are
a wvoman now-you have chosen for your
:self another protector, aind, O F'velyn! God
grant he tmay wear' the priceless pear! of thy
afTections worthily, and be to thy futture all
thou so fondly hopest. But should the time
ever rarrive that thou needest other help or
guidance, remenmber' my house, aind my heart
aire alike open to thee-and thou wilt not
stay me nay. Pr'omise me, Evelyn, that in
such emergency, thou wilt come to mu-thy
And Evelyn promised unhesitatingly-her
future seemead sco hright. For the last time
she flung herself into the arms that opened
to elasp her to a heart, which, on this event
fultuo... ,- dared~ nt 'cmuine it~ef too
elosely. lad Evelyn- wit all that was
strugzgliing in the nol and generous soul of
her beniefactor, 'ank Rivers had been less
lin I tgly e- ived in Philip Sargent's pre
i Mr. Sargent gave away the bride- I
fyrEvelyn did become the wifie of Rivers.
I1er uncle marked the bridegroom's smile of
conscious triumph and exulting love deepen I
to a solemn awe, as he uttered the troth
plight that made him her liusband and pro
teetor. How trusting and entire was the I
confidence with which she gave her hand to
him, with whom she had chosen to trend
life's erow \1 p4 h s! And there was a deep
er regrt thI t he mere occasion required,
in the sorrowful and earnest tones of Philip
Sargeit's voice, as lie consigned his darlin'
Evelyn to anl untried guard ianship. There
w:is :I quiver oin tIe lips that pronounced a
lbudi14 and farewell blessinlg ( the )young
b1ride, now leaving the shelter of his roof
rorever. Turning a list time to Rivers, lie
wrnLig his hand and said: " I have commit
rd a precious ebarge to yur keeping 31r.
Rivers. As ouil hope for God's blessiiggf
,bey oy solenm inijuntion-deal truly and
enderly by Evelyn and," lie added in a
)wer tone, "liv yonesell too, deal faithfully !'
When the young, lovely, and confidini"
'velyn said that Fraik Rivers possessed I
o mui1cl good sense ever to beconie intem- I
>eriate, she spoke but what she thought. In t
er heart she could not believe that he, I
hose nture was .o uoble and generous,
rho eviiced so mantv correct feelings and
,iinciples-Fraik R iver1s,gy, gallan, high- i
pirited, possessin.-, in an eminent degie,
dl 11:manly gn:dificaions...-.how could she be- I
ieve that he, by any possible temptation, I
voild ever yield to the baiseful influences of t
lie arch destroyer?
Ieantilil Evelyn ! how clearly now,
rongh lithe dim mist of years, does the per.
i-et loveliness of that sweet face dawn upon
ie! I can see her, as she was wont when ,
Oeside her husband, shake the golden ring
ets back from her white forelead, till t
-ll ini br ight clisters uion her shouldersi
t was ple-a-inig to look upIon Eve lyin in those
ays oh herluo ai ihiapiies. iThe chords j
f her heart responded ever to the touch of i
)Ve, and sent forth tones of peculiar sweet- I
ess. Left :n orphan in early childhood, a
ith non)ie lint her uncle to love, her hitherto
or. Anhout til:s tne tieur .
trge and popuilitus city. Evelyn was mis
ess of : iuble mansion, surrounded by all I
ie splentidor and luxury that love could he
:OW or weath coinianid. BIasking in the
wishinie of prospeiity; caressed, admired
id flattered, in the gay- and brilliamit circles
ie freipuented, the beautiful :nid accomplish.
J Mrs. Rivers (as she was called) swamnt
long the stream of pleasure so geitly, that
ne might well deem no thorns grew in her
athwav of roses.
4 . 0 0 0
Will you not pass this evening withni me,
car Frank V' asked Evelyn Rivers, as she
tw her husband, after an absence of three i
ciCve ing hits, again prepare to go out. %
Come." she contiitnued, playfully pntti:ig
r slender arm nithiin hi.< own-" coeI ,
'raiik ; vou did( not always thinki the evening |
>st which you gatve to mue." A nid she gazed
hon) him withi the eatrnestniess of a womfati's
leading. But there was sorrow, as well as t
nxie-ty in her look.
" ou are a swseet beggar, Evelynu," said I
livers, after looking ait her a imomient ; " bumt
:wont do. I've pledged my word to Tomiu I
riiadehl-a L'entleimiam's party you kniow-1
eil he back befo)re teeen;" anda if anx- r
ais to be gone, lie hastilyv kissed her, and ~
ent his way.I
Heavily did his departing footsteps rever
r..te on "the heart of his disappointed wife;
nil she thought tie nuever mioved so tardily.I
seort of muisgiving, fur the first time, cross
d her mind; nt that it shaped itself into
ny thing tangibile, hbut a vaugue, undefined
pp rehienion of somie impin idintg caelaminy.
ilently Evelyen Rivers knmelt dowyn, amid im
loriingiy shte repeated the intercession:
Lead him not into temptation ; deliver him
It wsere too sad a thing to traice Frank
livers along his erriing path of folly and
lissipatioin; too sad a tale to tell, how he
;radually andi almost imnperce-ptibuly, es
raiiged himself from his gentle aiid trusting
lvelyni; hiow, the more lie neglected her,
hec f:irthier lie strayed from virtue and hioiior;
md how the haibit of driinkiing " wine occa
ionally" led him, at laust, to how down hisI
igh spirit at the unholy shrine of intemipe
ance ! It is a thn ie-told tale; too familiar,
da~s ! to many of our readers.
For a long dtie, Evelyn parried thme ceni
mires and~ harsh judgments of thme world, thie
secret regrets of ftriendIs, an mien a0tacks
of foes. Clothed in its manitle of devotion,
heor heart clung with increaused tenacity' to
its object; and the image was only shrined
the deeper. In the trusting earnestness of
her heart, Evelyn had thrown all on the
venture of his v.ow ; and thus it was that
she yet sustained hierself.
But the truth came at last ! That which
Evelyn Rivers had deemed it even a siti to
thinmk oti, now' stood before her a lamentable
aiid sure reality-her husband was an irre
elaimabille drunkard !
Paiinful rumors reached the ears of Philip
Sargent, andh lie haistened to learn the truth.
Ile came alone and unannounced, to fid
his worst fears realized. One glanice at Mr.
iiivers' pale, dejected countenance, tohul the
story of " ns inie occasionially," and its effeets,
imure eloquently than wtords! lideed, fews
words wvere spoken. Mr. Sargent aninouniced
his deternminauion to take Evelyn home with
him; the phiysician had prescribed hern
tive air, anid she consented to go. Onie whlo
kniew her husband's accustomed hianits
sought him ont, with a message that Mrs.
R ivers wished to rsen him~-.him. round whocm
her affections still lingered, though changed
indoed from the high-placed love and confi.
ding trust of the wife, to the pitying care of
a ilnd for a misguidod and lost companion.
lie came at length, with a flushed face, a
restless eye, and unsteady step. Oh, might
these but grow out of hi intense anxiety for
her dying condition ! No ! she turns away
from the bloated visage, and the thick tongue,
attempting to mutter words of inebriate and
lisgusting fondness ! ias that man ever
been her blessing and delight ? * *
Every trace of emotion ad vanished from
ier face ; and, when she ag~ain lifted her
l:ognid head, site had schooled her heart to
such perfect self-control, that, to the careless
eye now fixed upon her, she seemed not to
suffer. You will readily believe, dear read.
'r, that no word of censure, no tones save
hose of pity, Air the author of all this
nisery, passed her lips. No !. but in this
heir last interview on this side of eternity,
ie enitreated him f'>r his owen sake, to pause
ia his downward career.
She said it was the last kindness she
blould ever require of him ; that she could
Ad nothinl to what she had already and
requently before said; and now site entreat
d him agaiii, because she could not forget
lie time when lie was her good and honored
aiAniud. She could but pray, as sie had
o01g done, that a merciful God would have
hat pity on him which lie would not have
A momentary remorse struggled with the
lim perceptionis of the inebriate; and reel
g, he f1ung himself beside her conch, and
rept alond ! What fattier passed at their
arting hour, we know not, save that the
Ist words of couisel had been spoken by
be fithfll wife',-her last admonition fallen
1n tie husbland's dull ear, and sIe was gon2 !
s the last sound of the carriage-wheels,
-hicb conveyed Mrs. Rivers from the home
f her wedded life, died away, Frank Rivers
ent forth to his wonted resort, and spent
le night, as usual, in degrading tihle dignity
f m1anihood below the brutes that perish.
VoC! that one so formned to excelso gifted
I every thing, possesing :n intellect so
oble, so elevated-woe! that through the
isidiou-s advances of " wine occasionally,
e should yield t) the fascinations of vice
nd its deceit ful allurements !
.-.-... ~" ! huit not hoforo the last
rophetic spirit, when Le offered the fair
ride his protection through all her future
re! 'Tliree short years! Theun he had
>reseen tile consequences of taking " wine
lca.sionally." Poor Evelynfelf them later!
nd oh! how uiminv burning tears and blast.
i hopes would have been spa:1d her I Bitt
e blow had come from the hmid of one for
hom she was sacrificing lifae itself; and she
arc her terrible calamity n ith uncomplain
g- sorrow to the end.
"I kniow," said she to Mr. Sargent, the
eening before her death, " r know, dear
hihii (she seldom called him uncle, as she
as :an adopted niece,) that I have been bur.
L'nsoie to you ; lbut GoCd inl his infinite
ierev, will soon relieve you, and release me
om1 this~ pisoni.huse of chiy. Youi were
er* timst kind to your poor orphan girl,
hIilip, lbut tr ly' so in this haeavy time of,
ial. My* yeairs though few, have been evil,
yv friend ; and imy datvs of dark ness, have
iey not beetnmany ? Oh, Phailipt ! could I
ream that a glass of ' wine occasionally,'
*ould work sneh woe to me ? Dear uncle-"
D~on't ever call mue uncle again," inter
apted Mr. Sargent, with an indescribable
spressiotn ofi his large lalck eyes. "Oh
:velyn !" heo murmurcal, " I have dearly
oughtt the hiappiness of wvatching over yon
hi the end ! Call me Philip, dearest Eve.
rn," lhe said, turning againt towvards iher;
during the shtort remnant of youar days, my
oor Evelyn, let me he nothing but Philip to
ont !" Anid Philip's heart was wrung as lie
honghtt ofi the young girl's past and ptresent.
D~ear Philipi, you teeh for me) too dleeplv,"
altered Evelyn, remarking thte great grief
fat sat ont his manly fe'atuires ; and shte
ressed his trembling fingers in her own
a tie htand ; antd Phlip1 Sargenit shook in
very linmb of his wvell-knit franme, as if lie
ad been a child ! " IHe caim, my friend,
tty only friend, antd listen to me. When I
mo no more," she conatinued, in a lowv voice,
'there is one ohlice of kintdness I could wvisht
~ou to performt." " Name it," returned
hilihp: " whatever is in my powver to comn
>ass shall be done."
" iloss you for these words. Philip, when
[a dead, and gone, you must finid out
Frantk's htautt, anid try to recltaima him.
.od did not will that, that great bleswitag
uhiould lhe mine. Tihe wyork of reformation
nust be dlone by one who never even dii:iks
Lyvine (occasionally. I did sometimtes joini
Vranuk in a glass, in the early dlays -of our
union ; and the remtemb~eranece is now like
mdoteni lea:d in my thtroat ! Oh, Philip could
I live my life over againi, ito one that I loved,
should toneh, taste, or- htamnde the accursed
thing!I But seek him, dear Phtilip); tell him
thtat if lie buit leads a sober life, I shall ntot
havo dhiedI in vain! T lell htim that, wvith my
latest breath, I forgave arid blessed him;
that I loved and prayed for hinm till my life's
end ! Will you do thtis Philip ?"
"I will, indeed," lhe replied, in a broken
voice-" Oht, Evelyn !"
With a faltering footstep Philip Sargent
followed Evelyn Rivers' remaains to their last
homte. Bait lhe shed no tear as he performed
his last nmourtiful (luty over her grave; for
lae knew that tho sorrowing spirit of that
lovely broken-heatted one had reached the
haveni of its everlasting rest.
And Mr. Sargent religionsly fulfilledl Eve
lyn's last wishes. lie did try, long and
faithtfully, to save Frank Rivers ; but all his
,.frorts. were vain-mainer titan wvater spilled
upon the ground. a' man was an ie
Yes, Ieaven -%a kind-! for Evelyn did
not live through loi ears of 'watching and
weeping, of tremblt hope and unutterable
dispair. God gaviej e brolken lily a kinder
Let woman, 164y, devoted, confiding
woman, avoid . therppearance of evil.
Let her beware Ileglass of "wine occa.
sionally," at the r,,el andhe feast! Let
her remember thatiin uniting her destiny
with an "occasioj.' drinker" even she is
drawing upon hers a fearful doom, and is
ieurring one of tl eaviest of curses; It
is like linkina ' -ith perfidy,--the dove
with the vultu s the wedlock of purity
and pollution-:. and the beast. Let
woman beware of lme tenperac as well as
the confirmed drunfiard.
DECOEDY TAEN IN.
A man in Phila. hia recently married a
woman under thej pression ttha she had
the dimes, but ih he found that it was
not so, lie compla*t.*d before the Mayor and
praved for relief. h following are the
fact elicited befo e Police.Court:
A man with u P of whiskers, or rather
a pair of whiskersWith'something faintly
resembling a man Tttached to them, ap
peared before the Didl#pal Bench with'an
acusa ion again lementine Derby, oth.
erwise Millet, w -hocrding to the afirma
tion of the comp nant,. Abrahii , illet;
had swindled him t of 1is perisnal';;-e
dom by inducing t1inarry her,itie said
Clenentine, who roed afterwards, on
close inspection, amere.,bundle of
false pretence. he1 the this
kers, had beco Ms
Derby at a reput
the lady had fix esid ne.
She had a fine su ow a chirrn.
ng teeth, and a ton of roses'an
ilies in her coi ,A an innocent, mai
.lnv countenan od figure and for.
unie of forty t d dollars, including a
-ice plantation Vith ninety-three
legroes, soie out Suth Some of
hese attractions r.Milef6j
)t the rice gro d
lever been seen er
abjects of faith . I emntine
4 Wauuma1g, au as lor her maidenly in.
locence," observed Mr. Millet, very rueful
y, " I found she had two children boarded
At in Jwrsey, one of which children is a
!ingy curly he -ded little fellow that looks
>rodigiously .ke he had A frican blood in
n him. "Still," said Air. Mlillet, pursuing
he subject, " the thought of the rice plan
ation out South, and the ninety negroes,
iorded me some comfort; but it was't long
eforo I discovered that this plantation was
o confounedly far " out South," that there
vas no coming at it; as for her niggers, I
,uess she has none, except that little frizzly
icaded chap that calls her " mammy." " I
)itty your case Mr. Millet," said the mayor,
- but we can do nothing for you. Your own|
mprudence brought you into this predica.
nient. You were in such a hurry to secure
our fortune that you have got lilt." " Yes,"
mnswered A braham, " hit indeed, and that
ay a woman that hasn't a tooth in her head
hat she can call her own ; for the dcntist she
>ought them from never was paid for them."
-Settling that bill is a privilege that will
ielong to you," said his honor, as A braham,
evith muaniy a convulsive sob, left the H all of
A xxxN without money is a body without
isoul-a walking death -a spectre that
~rightenis every one. His countenance is
torrowful, and his conversation languishing
and tedious. If he calls upon an aCqlnain
tance he never finds hims at home, and if ho
rpens his mouth to speak, lhe is interrupted
every moment, so that he may not have a
l:uhane to finish his discourse, which it is
Fearcd may end with his asking for money.
lie is avoided like a person infected with
disease, and is regarded as an incumbrance
to the earth. Want wakes him up in th e
morrning, and misery accompanlies him to
bed at night, the ladies discover that lhe is
an akward booby-landlords believe that lie
lives upon air, arid if heo wants anythingr
from a tradesman, he is ,asked for cash be
NATRnAL RELIGIO.-1. Look out - for
2. Use others all you can, and let thems
use you as little as possible.
4, Get money; honestly if you can
3. Every one for himself and the d-1
tamke the hindmost.
Here you have the thimng in a nutshell.
There is no nieed of inking whole reams of
paper with an explanation of the subject,
for here you have the exact doctrines in
which the wvorld believes and which are
practiced by a vast majority of the people
in every nation of the goe
PLxarLS pedestrians are allowed to pas
the Augusta toll bridge free of charge, by a
recent vote of the proprietors of the bridge.
'Tho down casters don't believe in toling
THE slaves of the South, when the wish
to he severe on each other, say, " Go 'long,
half-price nigger; you wouldn't fetch fifty
dollars, and i'se wof a thousand."
"Do unto others as you would that
others should do unto you," said a young
buck, soliciting a young lady to kiss him.
A DacuarWon lately deceased tias left the
large sum of $3000 for the invention of 11
shirt withant butns!
We are cut off from all communication
south and cast, and the effects of the recent
disaster reach us- slowly. -We have no
doubt but we will have a gloomy record for
some days to come. The Charleston mail
did not reach here last eveningas we learn
that-from the Junction to- the trestle work
the track'is under water.
The bridge at Columbia is veny little in.
jured, and will be passable for alF kinds of
transportation probably to-morrow. Light
wagons, foot and horse passengers, can
now cross in safety. The greatest damage
is a deep gully washed on the west bank,
which is being filled up as 'rapidly as possi
ble. Our country friends will have this
..mode of reaching us.
The plantations below have suffered se
verely. Col. Hampton, Col. Singleton, and,
Mrs. Taylor are amon;''the'-heaviesfosuf
ferers. In fact; all -the crops on the planta
tions on the river are utterly ruined.: 'It is
also rumored that a number of ngroes
have been l6st. By a letter* from Camden,
we also learn that the crops on the Wateree
are utterly destroyed. At the last accounts,
the long . trestle work and raih-oad bridge
over-the Wateree were still standing. On
Monday evening the river at Camden was
higher than it had been in. twenty years.
We have nothing further from' Hamburg
The mosi painful. apprehension is felt for:
the safety.p$ Co e;,W-hrotn, Chief En- 1
gineer' tl Greenville, Railroad. He'
irrted, from Alston on.. Monday in a 0anoo
with Mr. McCollun'-and,;?Mr. Jeffiers-who 1
are er ployed on- tieoad. _w Coiling'do 1
the stromiitbe 6oa uti, i i ciuruii
i com anyith .hitif, a -lad of soiel
wW4e years of g ; swam off. Thalloy
soi got wearied, lid his .fathir' took imn
on his back,-but h1id notproceded far when
a floating limb of ,tree. threw him off, he
was seen no mores Mr. MeColluni racbed
the bank, and returned to Columbia late on'.
Monday ight. -
Mr' Jeffernlung oTie canoeaidtei
some hours can i n ethila of a lIali ,f
Stree, and sueeded n#sting on the tre e,
phere he ':- eJ..al onday night Soon
fter,:real'iog.4ti tree hiesaiv Col. Brown'r:
catn piast. him, perfectly self-possesseo.
e.s heyiard calling forhelp in the or
and all the gooas ungeu.
MeRory's store entirely gone, with all the I
goods; loss about $4000. The bridge is
gone, and the road, as far as we can hear
oU the east side of the river, is greatly damn.
Rged-all the trestle work gone. Mr.
Brown, the chief engi-eer, left Alston yes
terday, in a canoe, for Columbia, il com- C
pany with Mr. McCollumn."-Carolinian. t
D s-rurCTTVn FtESHET I. MonrET'- I
SeEiAL Lives Losr.-Columbus, A ugust z
31.-We have accounts from Mobile to-day 1
which represent the storm at that place as 1
the severest that had ever been experienced I
The river rose to such a height as to
overflow Front, Commerce, Daniphin and
G overn ment-streets tip to Water-st reet, and
St. Francis-street above St. Louis-street was
a complete lake, reaching from the whar-f I
westward nearly to Royal street, and ex
tendling beyondl the railroad depot.
The dlamage (lone to property in the city I
is estimated at a million of dollars. <
One house was blowni down, and the
family occnpying it, conisting of five per. I
sons, were killed.
All thc boats in port w~ere more or less
dlamagved, except the Jenny Bell. Some
boats were blown into the woods. T1'wo
schooners and onie steamboat were lost. A
boat was washed on the wharf, and nowv
lies on dry land.
Thea telegraph posts are scattered in every
The~j Mobile Light House was carried
away with several men, women amid children.
Tlhe wharves in the city are nearly all;
destroyed, and the surrounding conntry is
nearly entirely inunidated.-Savannaah Newis
Tua Riebiland, Ky., Messenger of August
14th says: " Some 3,000 hogs wvere sold in
this county during the past and present week
to Tennesseeans, at $1.50 gross. They
drive thetm to Tennessee to fatten, and
thence take them to the Southern market.
The prospect for corn in this region is rather
gloomy. We have had no rain for several
weeks, until Moniday- last, when we had ai
gentle shower. Unless we get more, crops
will be cut short, probably niot more than
half the ordinary yield."~
RwurARKAnu.E CAsE OF LoscrevrT.
Died ini this District, on the 17th inst., Mrs.
Rebecca Gent, aged one hundred and ten
years, a native of Lancaster District. She
enjoyed good health until ab)out two years
past, and supported herself by her industry
up to that time. Four months after her
marriage, her husband enlisted and joined
the Inidian war, and served five years; he
then returned to his wife and lived with her
tihe remainder of his days, and reared a
large family, of whom three of their children
are alive at this time, the oldest persons
known ini this District perhaps-Lancaster
Ledger, 25th ult.
QUFWR IIIARRIAG;E IEL.AT oNshmxP.-We
have been informed, says the Washington
News, by an intelligent resident of Westerni
Virginia, that there resides necar him a muan
about thirty years of age, whose matrimonial
history is as followvs: When he was a child
his father died. His mother soon married a
very young man, and died. Ills stepfather,
but thirteen years older than himself, mar
ried a young wife, and died, wrhen our hero
TEE ORDE OF TEE INE E
The aii spring. of the present'.&iban
ed. nspirady is "a well- -org anizsed aid-lwide
spread secre'political association kiowiias
the "'Order. of.the'Lone'Star,' Numerdus
divisions of this Order'are established all
over the ountry. In New York eity and
neigliborbuod there are some seven or eight.
divisiois, embracing several thousands of
members, whohave all bound themselves to
march at ainofi ont's warning to Cuba.
Eminent soldiers, morchants, physicians,
law.yerseditors, and even divines are active
and influential :members f tihis order, and
its coffers are rapidly:flling with gold. '
A principal man in the NewYork branch
es of the ordir furnishes the Courier and
Enquirer with a very alionrishing description
or its.nature. We extract from his cqmmu
nication the followling: -
* A constitution 'wasa iptediihaving for
its general -bais. 'the- eitbnsion of the area
of Liberty;' arid the- firsit' divisioi of the.
'Order of the Lone Star was instituted in
New Orleans. - Soon others il' thers vere
instit*ad, untifnov there o r -fifty
diviionsin eight or ten States 'ifon,
among them the Cuban divisidd-a union,'
in the .city of New York. Tiemembers
number more than fifteen jthouand, eveiy
Dne of them s worn to he-p oidstU'tu
to wte "AI4der'.
Pak, bi their own pergons,
tifill fheir place uitk s'nother,vhen the
npment of action' dries.. Until
,ave only sgught-to~neiry tefs thosemen
nosttaifoj.al aeountf teir knwledge
td viritues and aby n i8tinwuished men
tlong't thii Order, some militaryiand some
nhu Cus~ Lby ~t'rTe Nashvill
xaiette r 6eeld teriroi rankin,
enwN ting that"Areu .fr i
01onve beenaise i nua
"Agentleman, just r-etnd ro n sh
sgton, says thatihe biad alougienersao
vith Mt.Webster on tk6sdi ntbb course
if ihhilthSretr ox ssijipro" "
aonof the cduit s e f. f'n
rho are'movig 1here((9 i
iioes'desre tbat the ectoriite,' '
nssachetts should l not e' i on4ogi n7
ist wee-ik in the woods back of Columbia,
few miles above this city. She was first
bserved climbing trees with a rapidity only t
qualled by a monkey. Capt. McCullough
vi a large party, went out to capture this
ingular being, and after great trouble sue.
eeded in doing so, when they learned from
lie incoherent expressions, that she had
cen a lunatic in the Asylum, at Columbus,
Vlence sho escaped some months since,
nd had lived in the woods subsisting upon
uts and roots. This is a singular story,
ut Aif. vouches for its truth as one of his
2dy clerks was present at the tinie of the
Tun Minden (La.) Herald is published on
half sheet. The editor says if he thought
n apology was needed lie wvould give it, but
e does not, and therefore maikes iione. He
ays tho paper accords with the patronage
esitowed on it. It is poor pay and poor
anper, and he is not going to break himself
lown soul and mind for mere appearance
ake, regardless of the pap. That's true
BrLOODY RETR[BUTION.-Mfark Sullivan,
who murdered Mr. Jordan in Washington
:ounty, Alabama, a few years ago, for which
ie w~as sentenced to the penitenitiary', re.
*lnrned home a short time sinice, and w"as
uhot, oine day last week, by a son of Jordan,
lad twelve or fifteen years of age. Sulli
ian died the unext day ; before ho w~as buried
>ne of his sons was thrown from his horse
md instantly killed. We understand that
Sullivan attempted to shoot young Jordan
irst, but his gun missed fire, aind before lie
ould make the second attempt, Jordan sliot
INDIuN MICRDER AND RETRIBrTION.
Trhe Clinton (La.) Floridian of the 14th ult.
says that in the neighborhood of Mr. Wm.'
Jourdan's residence, near that place, the
wveek previous, an Indian deliberately shot
another, his half brother, through the heart.
The chief of the tribe came, examined the
matter, seized the murderer, placed his back
againist a tree, made his wife:hold ono hand
and his son the other, and in that situation
shot him through the heart.
Cor.. MAXcy GREoG.-ThiS distinguished
citizen and Patriotic statesman, has declined
being bronght forward as a candidate for
United States .Senator. lie says that lie
could not accept "if so improbable an
event should occur as his election to that
011ice." The position would lie wvell and
wvorthily filled by such a man as Maxcy;
Gregg. Lie is possessed of a sound head
and clear judgment, wvhile every pulsation of
his manly heart, beats in unison with the
best interests of his beloved State. Hie is
one of the men whom Carolina should de
light to honor.-Black River Watchman.
LovEns.-People that are in love with
each other wonder that third persona should
discover their sentiments. They fancy
themselves in a kind of Cahyso's Island, and
are astonished when a strange sail is seen
approaching the coast. Thiero is, in point
of fact, iio paradise that has such a lowv
and thin fence as this; every passerby can
see through it.
A STaN down south advertises a few choice
rattlesnakes for sale, and appends a hint to
auch as do not wish to purchase, that they
way of Soiii
cient dive'sityo pzrsUiniaMsh'fBer ed"V.
It is- true'thAt 8-8ih ei her int -
cy, that her reao4res aifs id
ed and her6sapsiiie*inkn en
we consider the. iA
she possesses over, any otbesecti.on h
country, it is certainly astoishigtliut h
doesuot'nowholi the asoedde'nya this I4
In otton - malnfaltir esjpeciallj--s
important-item of' wealth andi-poweih-she&
ought to be-withdut aiedmpetform'delflls#
a rival. Here, we have the rasmnisterit
upon the spot;-the manuitfactori
placed at the side of the cotton fe
costof-transportation being reduced
solutelY.fothing. Labor to be emyloyed
th. mills, can-lbe obtiii41 atthe Southnii
more faoable termsjthn inothekrsectioduy,
and equally as efficie. Fuel is not soer-,
pensiveand all needUl s'Canfodea
produced and fur~shed'to theoerntive for
less. Weer~a ifrbs 0adait.
power, can. spp&1.isp .; Motn~
expense. y A w
of suei&sful i pW-.
and p easure, eour yeop
-There iainoieason wh the th shoulf
not be the'-facturingportion of the coon
ftbonbu1 e haf4
s vfS6m - -----
ip anulP '-~
rom attaining the highest prosperity in
very department of enterprise and indus
ry.-Georgia Home Gazette.
ARRIVAL EXTRAORDINAn.-We have
ioticed some time ago, in several of our ex.
hanges, the very remarkable cireumstance
if the arrival at some place, of the man who
ever took a newspaper-consequently lie
vas much surprised to hear that Millard
illmore was President of the United States;
to was firmly under the impression that An.
Irew Jackson was-several other matters
c learned which were really news to him.
We had an arrival a few days ago into
mr little town of Lancaster, almost as ex
raordinary as this was. We allude to Mrs.
,owers, a lady, who lives some four or five
niles from town, w~ho brought with her, her
~even children, thme tery proliflc yield offour
ears. This is fact. Mrs. Powers has given
>irtlh to seven liv'ing children in four years,
inving had twins three successive times, and
he fourth year the odd one. The State shoul
:ertainly inake some provision for this fain
ly, as we believe all seven are girls, there
Fore not capable of working their wna
through life like boys.-Lancaster Ledger
A correspondent of the Macon Telegrapi
writing from Drayton, Gee., says:
A few days ago while the hands on th
plauntation of J. B. Lanmar, Esq., in Sumtc
county, were clearing a piece of land, the
samue across a large rattlesnake, wvhich o
being pursued, made its way into a hellos
log, near by. This log was immediatel
opened, out of wvhich came twenty-on
rattlesnakes, all of which wvere kille
These snakes were from three to six fet
long, having from five to fourteen rattles,:
I have been assured by Mr. Brantly, C
Lamar's Overseer, who was present a
WnunRE is KossUrn.-At last accou
Kossuth was in London, living in great p
vacy, and without attracting observati
The Journal of Commerce mentions a
port, that Kossuth regards the Derby
ministration wvith distrust, and fancies thma
would, if possible, betray him to the A
trian government. Kossuth probably
about as much cause for his alarm on
occasion as he had at the Irving Hous
New York, when he employed two or th
stout fellows, armedl to the teeth, to k
guard at the door of his apartment night
TnE SACRIFICE OF LIFE-There 1
been during the present year twenty
steamboat accidents, involving loss of
The number of persons killed and dror
is seven hundred and twenty-eight, an
jured one hunidred,.
FROST IN AUGUsT.-A gehtlemanm
passed through Ashiliehl, M assachu
few days ago, informs the Joumfal of
merce that frost was visible for snm~
tance along the valley in the vicini
Spruce Cornets. Fences, bridge pl
&c., were white,ecovered with it,
OBEDIANI thinks the atree of knowvl
was the birch tree, the twvigs of which
done more to make' men acquainted
arithmetic than all the other members
vegetable kingdom combined.
These two lines we have wo.doubt,