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We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of our L*-erties, and if it must fall, ire will Perish anidst the Ruins
W. F. DURISOE, Proprietor. EDGEFOCTOBER 6, 2.. .....
THE KIND OLD FRIENDMLY FEEIUNGS.
Tu kind old friendly feelings!
We have their spirit yet,
Tho' yars and years have paus'd old fricnds,
Sinec thou and I last mtaet!
Anil something of gray Time's advance,
Scens in thy fading eye,
Yet 'tin the same good honest g!lance
I loved in ti.ies gone by
Tr the kind olJ friendly fe. lings
liad ever brought one sih i!
The warm old friendly feelings
Oh, who need rot le tU!d
No other links cal bind the heart
Like those loved links of ol
Thy hand I jtoy'd in youth to) clasp
The touch of age m11av sh.-:
Yet 'tis the same true hearty grasp
I loved so long ag6:
Ere tl.e last old 'rien'y fee'inlgs
ila tanght one tear to flow I
The kind o'd frienlly feelings!
Oh, seem they e'er less Jear,
I ecause sonie recollet tit'ns
May meet us mnith a tear?
Though hopes we smaredl-the early beants
Auhition bhwel our way
Ilave fled, ray frieda-, like n:orning dreanms
Before Truth's seareling ray,
S.il1 we've kepet the kind Aell .elings
That blessed our %outhful lay!
TimEm is a star that brightly shines,
Calna in the jkv above,
That throws o'er life its golden bean:s
Of happiness anl leve.
A beacon pur, wihose brilliant light.
No ke-rieg eleuds confinle,
But in aflietimn's storan r:i:zht
litli sweete,,t :a;tr.- shiae.
There is a star, whoe m-aie peower,
So firilv binds the soul.
Thast e'en in joy's most satmny hiour,
Man feels its sweet contrl ;
A giorious light, who4e m:-ie spell
ife, hope and joy impart.
Anl calms the wild tcminp -stuonsswel,.
Of earth's despairing len: t<.
The star that from is glit'ring sheen,
nTi throwrs o'er youth's 'r:pl:-udent scene
The roty tints of hope:
The star that drives the clobuhs away,
Though da:k they frown awhile,
An.1 ever shine with peerless ray,
Is wo:nan's lovely sneil.
From the Bosteon ( Olive lir:nieb.
TIHE LAST TIE.
" Leaves hare their tine toe fall.
A ud tlowcrs to wit':.-r at the Nurth w':iels breath.
A nel stars to set-leut all.
Theu h:st all seasons f.or thine own, O Deotb "
How few think of death. Any subject
m:v he disets.ed-thc mot puerile cougita
tilons be entertainaed, yet It t otne talk ot dy.
ang, anad (h, low soon the selemni subject is
dismi-sed by the giddy and utigodly ; and
why is this! must we tat al (lie Yes, jumst
ias surely as the sun shines in, the firaent.
ITen A we should love to think, to speak of
death, ven, eveni to visit thme abJote of the
dving, there to keairn thme sole~mn truth tha t
we are mortaml, aimtintist soon heave then
theattre (If existeceiC, to brethe the punre at
nmosphere of Paradise, or writhe in exeructi
nglu e tortures, ini tha::t abode " where the
worm dieth nt, and the fire is not quaeehyed.
Rteade'r, (lid you ever sit be~side the bed of
somec deamr fr iend, and witness thte atpproacha
of the king of terrors-see tihe eyes baeome
glnssy, atad the lips quiver int that lnst sad'
strutggle? If so, the followitng sketch mtay
p:-rlasps interest you.
"Spring, genitle2 Spring has conme agatin,"
sa'd Ellen S-- to her mother, who sat lby
the bed, anid gazed upon haer dolinhag (onet
wvith thast axiety which a stother's bosom
only can fe'-..
- Oh, mat~, open the winadow," cotntinued
Ellen, "(anid let me inalue the frarce
from mty flower-gaIrden ; there arc beauitifulh
flow.ers ini it-sme plainted by) nay ownt
htand, others hv your hanstds, dear msa."
Mrs. S--~raised thme wind~owv, iad Elicen
smiled, as the perfume from, her lintle gatrdenm
tilled the apartmentt int whiebl she reposed.
Ellen S- was in her eleveinth year, anid
her mtother had looked forward with delight
ful antticipattionIs, to the dayv whgen the dear
child would be ai solace to her; but haowt
mysterious are the ways of Piovidencte! she
was to he disappointed.
Tw~o lovely ebtildreii, onie a son, the other
a daughter, had been sntchtded fr-om the dear
p renlt whot hand ever striven to tmake them~t
isappy, by thtat grinm monster, death ; anid
n:owl she sat beswide the couchI of her dear
Ellen, the last linak, the ontly pr'ecious tie that
botund her to earth. Tlhe dliseaise which
preyed upon tiais sweet chmildh had caused the
death of her brother and sihter, atnd she, too,
wats rapmidly sinking inito the armis of death.
Ah, how must that pa~renit's heart have
hecaved with ansgnish, ais she sat watchting thte
receding sutn-lighmt of her Ellen's existentce!
Is there a heart so enasitive as a imothier's
-one that can love more dearly ? Is thtere
oneo who will watcha in the still niightt, or when
the stortm kitng is ca:reering withouet, more
carefully, or stmooth the pillow, andI, wipe
the moisture tmore gently from the suiferer's
bron' ? We thinak not.
" Ma, can you pltck one of those white
roses from thme bush that grows int the middle
of the garden P' said Ellen, as her tender
pmaret. kissed her brow, so beautifully wihite,
anod smoothed back the dark tresses that
adorned htar child's head. " I love to look
upon tho white rose-it is an etmblem of in
nocence and purity; and amt I tiot innocenit,
* ~-Mrs. S-- retired from the room, but
-soon' returned, bringing the flower for which
h e. sick hi ha d ased.
EIIn stretche(I out her white arm, atten- i
aiated ly disease, and her fingers nervously
grasped the favorite rose.
H ow beautilid ! and its order is so nree.
able," said the pale girl; but, ima, I am very
weak, my limbs are chilled, and yet no pain
raclks mily rail bodv. I know that soon my
Voice shall te hushed, nid these lips that
now are almost colorless, will lie cold, yes,
icy cold, to the toneh. But I will not talk of
dying. for it distresses you, dear ma; and
oih ! i would rather see the sweet smile upon I
your face, than witiness the outbursting of I
of your sorrow. Take this rose and place
it near me, that ily eyes may often rest upon t
it; and when these orbs sh:ll have lost their t
inightness, and are pnt out by death, then
let this simple flower be placed in my hands,
that they who may gae upon my pale flea- <
tures may say, -She was lure, she was inno- t
Cent, even pure as the rose in her icy fingers." I
"131v child," whispered tie miuther, ' are i
you villin to die ? Would you not rather i
live to comflort me when the lirosts if' age L
shall have whitened my hiir? Cam you ai
willinglv lea've earth nid its pleasures, yo03r t
owin quiet home, and the mother who has ;1
ever loved vou f Oh, Ellei, Eli," cried :I
the Aleetiaie parent, as the sorrow of her o
heart burst forth, " what shall I du ? My
children, dear little ones. where :are they'.' f
Gone, gone, and you, the last or :d, my only it
hope, are to be torn also from me!--oh, how it
shall I bear this sorrow ?" and the distressed
mother hugged to her bosom the dear one of -
her hieart, and soibed bitterly. I
" Dear mi." said Ellen, as she endeavored ti
to wipe away her mother's tears, " 1 camnt ti
stay with you, for death has fastened his icy j
finugers uipon tme. Earth's pleasures are 1:
wvorth nothing to tme, rand yet I would thin g
live to inake you happy, to watch over your e
bedside in the time of sicknesv, andl receive ti
Your dviig blesiing ; but thi.; cannot b. ; d
Ore nightfhdl my spirit shall have Itken its
departnre, shiall be at rest forever." Ii
'I lie afternoon was ehosing. The orbi of s(
day had nearly finished his course, aned yet ms
Ellen slumbered. Her mother still sat near ai
he bed, watching :anxiouslv the ebanges as a
they passed over the countenance of her y
oved one. At length Ellen opened her
yes, and while those lustrinus orbs were le
ixed upon her mother's ftce, she whispered, w
'eebl v: i
Ma, I am nost there ; the way is plea- hi
ant and not dark to me. Give me your st
mad, ma; oh, I shall soon be at home. See, -a
is she pomnted towards heaven, " there are tM
cantiful beings beckoning me to coie to
benm, and they are singing sweet musie ; do ve
.Oi not hear them ! Oh, happy spirits, I ac
hall soon he with yon ! Farewell, ma, we fi.
mist now part, but not forever."
Her hand fell upon the ied, and the mo
Ier saw tha:t the silver cord was aboit to be
misen1ted, that her dear child was to be taken
romj her. Ellei whispered agaiin CV
" .1a, that wlite rose, reilembl-er to place
t ii my hutid when I aml dead ; weep not, I m1
tin going home to see pa, and sister and dear p
ittle W alter, too. Now, mlia, kiss me. Y ou h
iave often kim.ed ile w hen I sat nplon your c
ilee, talking to yon in prattling. child-like lo
:mocecyI, and now ks mte ain-a11-it will n
,e the parting kisq until we meet above.
)h, I tm about to -ill asleep ill the armts o ti
1e1ath, a waken ill that world where the di
,nnl never sets." gn
1Her voice altered, :nt(d the mother bent
ier head closely to the lips of her child ; p
iiu] these l:st vords echoed in her ear, "at :
-homue -to live-ina-heavent." in
Silentce reigneltd ini tha~t little root,- oh,i
-es! foir that pure spirit htad takena its flight
o the mi:~anins of glory, ta
I1cr suin of life hiad disappeared behinld the nu
emisphere oft molrta!lity, an th1le miot her t
losed thle eves of her departed Ellen, :and, in
while the higs tear cursed o'er her cheeks. di
obbed aloud, "Farewell, may Ellen, my last
my only hope! farewell, child o'f my boisomn, v
iitil I 'meet thee ini ihat happp~y homeo where
hou shalt he paurted from n c no motre T' n
Reader, it was her h~ast tie.
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Antvt rt-ro(:.-B:arimii, wvho bougi!l t his~
lSinseu ini New Yoi k tent or tuelvee years Ih
ago, whten lie was not wortha a dolar, atnd
who1 is now a " amillioniaire," thus sets forth
the wtav to miake mooney: h
"Advertise your biiiness. Do n)ot hlide
vour light under a bushel. What ever your
o>eeup:lttonl or calling imay lbe if it needs
support from1 the publie, ad~vertise it thor.
oughly atnd efieietntly, int some shap~e or b
other ; that will ~arrest public tattentioni. I t
freely contfess tat whlat success I have htad I
in life may faimrly be attributed moreo to the
pitblic press than nearly aill other causesc
combined. There may. possibly be occupa.
tion)s thant do not require :advertising, but I
cannot well conecive whlat they are. Meni I
in business will somnehimes ttIll you that they I
have tried asdvertising, and thtat it did nout I
pay. This is onily whlen advertisinig is doneti
spaingly and grudgingly. Homtopathi"
doses of ;advertisinmg will not pay, perhaps; I
it is like a half portiont of p~htyyic, makinig
the patkit sick but effectinig ntothing. Ad-.
minister liberally, atnd the cure will he sure
Tuini LAW or TruE FIyarER RIE.-hf a
tenttemtant wanots a wvife, lie wtears a ring on1i
he first finger (If the Ieft hiand, if he is en
aged, he wears it on the second fiiger, if
Ite is married, on thme third ; on the foturih
if he njever intends to get m~arried. Wheon
a ladv is niot engaged, she wtears aIhoop or
diamond on thte first fingver ; if engaged,
on thte second ; if married, tin the third; anld
on the fouth, if she initends to lie a maid.
When a gentleman presentts a fan, a flowt
er, or trinkets to a lady with the left hand,
this on htis part, is an overture of regard;
shoutld she receive it with the left hand, it is
considered as an acceptance of his esteem;
but if with the right band, it is a refusal of
the ofTer. Thus, hby a fewv simple tokens, ex
plained by rule, the passion of love is cx
It is a debautable qutestion of etiquette
whether tho lady or gentleman itn mecting
should speak first. We say the former, be.
-,aus tov 0no hmaviia the slightest preten- I
iion to being a gentleman, will not rail to
-ergiize her salutations; while ladies often
-onsider themselves privileged to play off all
heir whims and caprices upon the sterner
;ex, merely for amusement.
The Whit.e Satin Domino.
The period of Napoleon's career, when
it its zenith, is fidl of romantic adventures,
is connected with the history of the olficers
vho served under t6e great captain. Ile
vas quick to observe merit, and prompt to
ewaIrd it; and this it was that made his
'llowers so devoted to him, and so anxious
o distinguish themselves by prowess in bat
It, and strict soldierly conduct in the Em.
Colonel Eugene Merville was an aWlache
x Napoleon's stafi. lie was a soldier in
he true sense of the word-devoted to his
rolession, as brave as a lion. Ilougli very
und-onw, aid of ine lheiming, hC was of
umlile birth-a mere child of the camp, and
Id followed the drum and the bugle from
yhool. Every step inl the way of promo
on had been won by the stroke of his sa
re ; and his promotini from Major of car
Iry was for a gallant deed which transpired
n the battlt..fielI, beneath the Emperor's
wi eye. Murat, that prince of cavaliy
flicers, loved him like a brother, and tanght
im all that his own good taste and natural
Istii ct had not led him to acquire IeIore.
It was the Carinival season at Pii is, and
[erville foutnid himself at tile French Opera
louse. Better adapted in his taste to the
old than the boudoir, he flirts but little with
ie gay figures that cover the floor, and
pils but seldom in the giddy waltz. But it
ist, when staniding thoughtfully, and re
irding the assembled throng with a vacant
ye, his attenmion was suddenly aronsed by
te appearance of a per.son in a white satin
amino, the uiniversal be:,ri:ig of whose fi
ire, manner and beariig, convinced all that
ir face and mind 1imist lie equal to her per
In in grace and lovelines<. Thou:gh1 in so
ixed :n1 asseibly, still there was a dignity
id reserve in the mantiner of the fmniliar
Idress, and it was some time before th-e
>mg soldier found courage to speak to her.
Some alarm being given, there was a vio.
nt rush of the throng towards the door,
here, unless assisted, the lady would have
ateuially suffered. Eugene Merville oflfers
s arm, and with his broad shoulders and
>ut frame, wards off the danger. It was
deligtful moment; the ldy spoke ha
" Al, lady, pray, raise that mask. and re
at to me the charms of feature that must
company so sweet a voice and so grace
L a form as you pnssess." I
" You would, perhaps, he disappointed."
" No, I'm sure not!"
" Are you very confident 7"
Yes, I feel that you are beautiful. It
nuot he otherwise."
" Don't be too sure of that," said the do
ino. IIve vou never hiard of the Irish
et Moore's story of the veiled prophet of
horassan-how, when lie disclosed his
ounteniance, its hideous aspect killed his be
ved one ? 1 ny do you know that I shall
:t turn out a veiled prophet of Khorassan ?"
Al, lady, your every word convinces ie
the contrary,' replied the eiraptured sio
er, whose heart began to feel as it had
ver done before ; lie was aready in love.
She einded his efforts at discovery, but
-rmits himi to hand her to the carriage,
hieh drives off' in the darkiess, and tlioughlt
throwvs himself upon01 his fleetest horse, he
unable to overtake her.
The young Fren.-h coloniel becomes
o idy ; he has lost his his heairt, and knows
it what to do. lie wanders hither and
ither, shutis his former coumpanion=, and,
short, is miserable as a lover caIn be, thus
sapointed. One night, just after lie had
ft his h.5t I, ont foot, a fIgure, muflied te the
~ry eyes, stopped him.
"Well, mionsieur, what would thou wvith
- ?" asked the soldier.
"You woutld kinow the name of the white
omino !' was thle reply.
"I would inideed," replied the oflieer,
atstily. " Hlow cant it lbe done ?"
"To the end of the earth, if it will bring
er to nie."
" iut you must be blinidiolded."
" ery well."
"Step into this vehicle.'
AndI away rattled the youthful soldier anid
is strange coempantion. ' Thi~s mn ty be a
rick," reasoned Eugene Merville, " but I
ave no fear of pecrsomnal violence. I am
rited witht this trusty sabre, and [ can take
are of myself." But there was no cause
or fear, eince ho soon fotiid the vehicle
topped, and lie was led blind.'olded into the
ouse. When theo bandage was remnovedl
omi his eyes hItonnd himself in a richly
u-nidshed boudoir, anid before hint stood the
lominio, just as lie niet her at the miasked
all. To full upon his knees, and tell her
.owv mueb hte had thought of her since their
eparation, that his thoughts had never left
er, and that lie loved tier devotedly, w"as as
iatural as to breathe, and ite did so most
;alhandy and sincerely.
"Shall I believe all you say ?"
" Lady, let mue prove it by aniy test you
nay put uipon me~."
"Know, theni, that the feelings you avow
ire mutual. Nay, unilooso your arm from
ny waist, I have somethiing more to say."
" Talk on forever, laidy! 'Your voice is
mYusic to my13 heart and ears."
"Would you marry tme, knowing nio more
tf e thaii you ntow do 1"
" Yes, if you were to go to the very altar
miasked !" lie replied.
"Then I will test you."
" H owv, lady i"
" Far one year he faithful to the love you
have professed, and [ will bo yours-as truly
as [Heaven shall spare my life.
"if, aut tho expirationf of a year you do
not hear from mae, thetn the contract shall
be null and void. Take the half ring," she
continued, "and when I supply the brokent
portion, I will be yours."
He kissd the little emblem, swore again
Ant again to bd 'i ihful, and pressing hei
hand to his lips,i e her adieu. fie wa!
conducted away 4mysteriously as he had
been bronght t l -,-nor could he, by any
po)ssible means;_s 'ver where lie had been;
his companion re ting all bribes, and even
r.fung to answ e simplest questiois.
Months rolled . Colonel Melville is
true to his vow, happy in the alicipa
tion of love. Sdd uly he was ordered on
-in eibassy to a, the gayest of all the
European capi bout the time that Na
poleon is planni . marry the Arch Duch
c-s, Maria Lo1i The young Colonel is
haindsoie, manily id already distinguished
in ainis, and beed at once a great favor.
ite at court, every ort being made by the
women to captik him, but in vain; he is
constant and true his vow.
But his heart . 'not made of stone ; the
very fact that ho entertained such ton.
der feliigs for ito domino had, doubt
less, made lin, a) pusceptible thahi 6efre.
At last lie net jouig Baroiws., Caro
hlie Von Woldo d in spite of hi vows,
she captivates ' lie secrel curses
the eingagement d so lii'dl made at
Paris. She seem wonder at what ap
pears to be his 4i on: and yet the dis
tance lie iaintsi The truth was, that
his sense of bono s so great, that hough
lie felt lie really the young Baroiess,
nad ven that she- rd hi u
h0 had given hi6 and it was sacred.
The satin s longer the ideal of
hi.< heart, blut ass es the most repulsive
forim in his iiii' tion, and becomes in
ll:IC of his god. el-his cii geniu.
Well, time roll ; lie is to retrn in a
few days; it i30 ore the carnival sea
sons, and in Vieni o, that gay city, Ihe
joins in the esti o te masked ball,
and what wonde .his brain when, about
the middle of thb. ino, the white doio
steals before him' .he same satin dress lie
hand seen her u year befor', at the
French Opera 11 -in Paris. Was it not
"I come, Colo" T ene Mellville, to
[old you to your-; she said, Lying!
ier hand lightly it is anti.
"Is this a realt - dream?" asked the
"Conme, follow ad you shall see that
young P BaoesCro
t i a eaity c~~ud ste ofahi, plea.
dt so blSdyOmdea
wode t ht.p
isMobt t ruly. in act, but alas!l I fear not
It is too true, Ind3, that T have seen anti
oyed another, though ioy vow to you has
me ii from saying so to -her."
Ants who is that you thus love "
I will ba frank with you, and you. will
cccl) imy secret F"
,It is the Baroness Von g aldof" lie
;andid with a sie.
Aed you really ov her "
Ahas! only too dearly," said the soldier
"Nevertheless, I fust hold you to your
roinise. Here i6 the oiier the of the rise
,-in you produce its mate I
66iere it is," saiid Eugene Merville.
'Then I too, keep my proise," said the
loio, rising o her thask, a skd showill to
tis astoiiislied view the face of se Baroiness
Von Paris Woalr!
l,, it wassthe symah ofaid, lyin
tha atraced eae drea?" caiked the
youngd soldier. asb.. esd-e ohi e
"pri ande horcter and yo ha seen bya
ha angdtis ady"elicae itriems, landh
Duhessrt." ai.Naoen o rw
happineatbutass of!md hI, fa once,
"tht is too irle, took this Ieoe ien and
ineanokthe therg dmy the frt ot lie
had wmeno sin hs torri."
"Hn ois lyrtctd i thu-ve clth" v'
h"les withi lfan wiih yofuate, and uwl
told hm lecret pa ieo asil" o
"nds religiouy" rtre a,"itb
that yesu the finonss VoI" dof"h
mi wthe sigh.rofhls obsr.
" And ao reaig hle er a?"l nei h
Yeseaestillengfo ever hole, big tor lit
"romien ivere ah t hol of the ie, re
"lere itais," ad gente Mervhinto.i
haomids, riein trther twma, anhosintoe
hisd astoihed, viBw the Hill of tho Band
thtsves meol onesiligf!yhw!
"You, are fwas the ympaty, ofare yont
sirat aiad aftcerki al! bexcstoe tohe
homeny sodie hressed er o hive hirt
soiniry toublewswrh f e oe h
tilelnd eeything essy eerenarigd
wri~ rat"si prmndabomanie he redh
Dles to Pai.Nlo, "h1btor crwn the
Gener5 al Division. ilsrto ft
Fpro.-An trish eave soft impo-trted from
ati,"e isl3, that to is bempter sakipl
Hgoisa ofmploerso dttdan the alotho tim,'o
coes nithin hat anench ofpeakh oherdan
told him hemust pay a YfinTof shaln for
stin rnd oazs ye,", rend ayi t biy
trin unmberneah.ls o cay then izt of them
thtov uets hea if yui.ion s s
cures, in hillingfr everly hooranygdoriret
"I'll give you .a hlda, af the doge, re-'
tods the ore plthe.tosahlenooe
From the Richmond Examiner.
Jane Williams was executed on Friday
last, according to her sentence, in the pro
sence or the largest, and, it is said, the
vilest multitude that ever collected round
such a scene in Virginia. She died with
the same brutal insnsibility which charac.
torised the commission of her crime, suf
fered no pain and evinced no emotion.
The reader will find the particulars under
the local head of this day's paper. We do
not believe that the Legislature of Virginia
could have witnessed thei without coming
at onice to the conclusion, that such a spee
tacle ought never to have )ceen permitted to
the eyes of the mob. Seeinig the small pain
suffered by this wom-n, the perfect stoicism
with which she met her fate, and the quiet, t
easy manner in which it all paLssed ofl, |
necessarily must diminish the tern r of the s
law in the hearts of that niserable class I
for which its penalties are intendel. The s
i tendency of that scene was to convince
them that hanging was not such a dreadfnl
thing aifter all; and that one had as well die
that way as in any other.
There was another and a worse feature I
in this business. Jane Wilias, as do a!!
the worst murderers and mnurderesses, died 13
in the odor of saneti'v, a religiou.s heroine- l
with a firm conviction thit she was swing
ing from the gallows into glory-and the l
brutal mob shared that conviction with her.
"The Lord Jesus holds her up"-this was V
the way they accounted for her composure. i 9
"She's with the Lord now"-such was I z<
their comment as they walked away. For n,
the last three woels, the paste:r of the li
Afi ican Church here has been praying ard j
preaching over her; all the consolaitions of C
religion were hers ; at the gallows their full
Lenefit were afforded to her in the presence a
of the negro. We do riot say that Mr.
Rylau.! should have p:mid no attention to
this lamb of his flock, and that the profflrs hi
of Christianity should not have been made w
even to this wretched beast-but it was
certainly a pity that the Brother could not aI
have contented himself with fixing up her I
soul at the cell, without making ill that u
parade of the new saint before an undis. a
cerning public. Such a manifestation could Of
not fail in an evil effect. In the crowd's of
belief, Jane Williams is much better off a,
now, than if she had not butchered a sleep. g9
ing child and an innocent woman. Through th
the agency of Brother Ryland, she has m
turued her punishment into a reward-the pr
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tion without arriving sit the conclusion that
the law should consummate its action in Of
private. Mystery renders everything more
terrible-and death above all other things.
The mind regards with indiflerence whatever
is public and coimnon. We hope another in
session of the Legislature will not pass, i
without the adoption of some different rule t
of capital puniishment. PI
Tu London Times reads the people of thj
the Unlited States a lecture in relatioi to the th
Island of Cu'sa, and the imputed desire for Si
its annexation, which would be well enough gj
if it did not appear is rather near juxtaposi- B
tion with another article on the subject of N
the Burmese war in India. Here would be dr
annexation indeed :s the result of that war .
which the Times indicates as a nasure of
political necessity. Now what is this I,
cessitv ? It is not aflirmed that the British
forces in this part of India were assailed, or
that the Burmese territory is so interposed
between the British territorial posseSStonS,
as so endanger their security. lint it was
a war of invasion on the misersble plea
that the But mese Govermnent .,wed the
British Government in India ?000, which
the former resisted as unjust. In miaking
this invasion the exp~ense hsas been hadf a t
million sterling, sand failing to obtain a coim
piensationi for this large outlsay as w~ell as f
future expenditure, the appropriation of thmeI
territory of an entire Staite is recommended.
Was there ever muiore unblushitng preten
sions putL forth for anm e a ion I t does notv
presenit even the poor excuse of stronugV
powers in roundhing their dominions, by
stealing f(som their wesaker neighbors. This
species of necessity is not alleged in the
Burmese war. It is virtuslly fot increase of
territory, although osteinsibly to recoe a
claim of less than one thiousaiid pounds.
IEven if the sincerity of the pilesi were
adlmitted, what could result fromn the inva
sion of a weak State hut coniquest and an
Inexation ? It is in this waiy that the British
empire has been invarisibly extended in tho
East. Now no lover of niationazl law cana
object to the rebukes which the Londcon
'Times has so often aidministered to thsat lust
of conquest, in a portion of our people, i
wih~o would, in pursuit of their mianitsst des-.
tiny visions, or for more mercenary purpos
es, invade the territory of nations with which
ware at peace. But the reproof comes
with an ill grace from those who have built
up an iminetnse Eastern empire on the ruins
of other and weaker Staites. And wvhile
this process of absorpti-n is yet going on,
to receive almost daily lectures against the
national sinfulness of territorial appropria
tion, is more than human patience can
tolersate. Now if the people of the United
States were to anniex all Mexico and Cuba,I
wvith some half dozen South American
SStates besides, it wvould not equal by many
dlegrees the sabsorbing capaicities of British
*rule in India. It is fromi this source too
that our propensities of annexamtion aire
most inveighied against. If the balance of
power is to be preserved in the WVest, as is
alleged by Europeanm statesmen, by the non
annexation of its weaker- States into one0
great Republic, surely there is .roomi for
redress of that balaince in the East, wvhen
an empire on wvhich the sun niever sets hss
been formed, in great. part, from the disinte
~grated fragments of othor States-Charles-I
AIAusa CorEL.ND, om last survivor of
the corps of soldiers who attended Major
-Andrewv to the gallowvs during the Revoln
tionary war, lately died at Abingdon, Ct.,
aged 94 years sand 4 months. lie was the
I oldest person in that town. His father had
lived 95 and one-half years.
RELIGIOUS ITEMS FROM FRANCE.
Meanwhile, we are going back very fai
to the times which we thought past forevet
-of systematic persecution against Pro
estants. The following recent ofact, whieli
have on good authority, may show you
what we have to fear. Connected with the
xhole system of the French University is a
wrnal school in Paris, where all those who
visli to becorne professors in any college,
hroughout France, must study. The can.
lidates, from all provinces, are first exam.
ned by the sectional university in which
hey live, and, if admitted, are allowed to
ome and study in the normal school at
'aris. A few days ago, the Minister of
'ublic Instruction, Fortoul, issued instruc.
ions to whom it concerns, forbidding them
o accept any candidate for the normal
chool, who is either a Jew or a Protestant,
lid in that way, excluding 'iom the profes
orships, in all the French colleres, those
h) do not profess the Roman Catholic
I have just heard, also, that Rev. Mr.
"ook, an English Methodist preacher in
'aris, has been forbi.ldeu to preach, because.
e is a foreigner. Of course, it is not his
eing a foreigner, but his preaching, which
olnoxiouis to our masters.
We are having just sa w a touching exam
le of the unity of the Romish church. A
1. Bouilh-t published, a few years ago, a
Aluminons Dictionary of Ilistory and Geo.
raphy. -As soon as the book appeared, a
nious paper denounced it as containing
any things contrary to the Itoman Catho.
3 manner of understabding history. Fear.
g that such attacks might injure his costly
iterprise, M. Bouillet went to the Arch
shop of Paris, and begged him to institute I
committee to examine, correct, and change
his book, every thing contrary to the
mrel, and give to the expurgated work
s approbation. A committee of priests
;Is accordingly instituted, the book exam
ed and purged, anl the approbation of the
'bishoi, atiixed to a new edition of it.
ut th Uinivers again attacked the hook,
itil the archbishop was obliged to publish
charge against that 'paper, and remind it
tha submission it owes to the decisions
spiritual authority. Years have passed
vay; M. Bouillet's book was doing very
od business, even among the priests, when
e other day comes fron Rome a piece of
aws. The book examined, corrected, ap
oved, and defended by the Archbishop of
N. Y. Independent.
JnROxS BONAPARTE has changed his
ne. The Pays speaks of him this morn
f as Jero:ne Napoleon. A similar step
is succeeded so well in his nephew's case,
at the Lnce stinat needs follow the exam
. But the President has a right to the
tine of Napoleon, ivli e the President of
c Senate has none. Up to the coup d'etut
e President tigned L. N. Bonaparte.
nce that event he signs Louis Napoleon.
is unele's nime, however, is simply Jerome
3iaparte, just as the Emperor's name was
apoleon llnapurte. This anxiety to
op the name of the first consul, and take
stead that of the Emperor. may be signi
m:tive and ominous of coming events.
Txouni .<x xMIN PEN ILETO.-We learn 1
ou the Keowee Courier that an attempt
as made on latst Thursday inight to set on
e the vilhare of Pendleton. The ineen
ar'v had made all necessary preparadon,
sing collected a large quantity of com
stible matter, among which was a large
antity of paper. The house selected was
ec cartriage shop of Mr. Sloan, from which
ie tire would have beeni communientedi to
I parts of the village. The hour selected
r this most atrocious design shows that it
d been: prenmeditated, the fire being com
uniented when all the village wvas absent
tchurch. TIhe only thing that saved the
!!age was owing to the circumstance that
few servant~s wvere present, and succeeded
stopping the fire before it had done much
Namono Ci.ornzx.--The Natchez Free
rader pnblishes the followving receipt for
aking negro clothing water proof, furnish
d by a planter in Concordia parish:
F ior a plhantaitioni of fit'ty to one hundred
egroes, take twenty gallons of linseed oil,
sto vhich mix three pounds of litharge,
fter the oil shall have been boiled a fewv
~omnts. The litharge should be pulver
ed before being incorporated with the oil
ud well stirred in. Previously an overcoat
r sac should have been neatly made from
ommon cotton cloth, called domestice, long
nough to reach below the knees, to be
losely buttoned up in front. When: the
ixture of oil and lithargo is boiling hot
nmerse the garment, wring it as dry as
ossible, and let it hang in the sun for three
ays, wvhen it will be completely waterproof,
n overcoat for the negro secure against
torm or tempest, impervous to the wintry
v'inds, or the chills of the nights. It will
ost less thanm sixty cents per sac, and last
mn or two years."
Coxmanrss Lin.ur.-The library room
nthe Capitol, which was destroyed by fire
nring the last session of Congress, together
-vith a large portion of its valuable contents,
s now' being reconstructed in New York,
oth floor and roof, galleries and book.
helves, all of cast and wvrought iron. Forty
mormous brackets of iron, weighing nearly
:hrequarters of a ton each, will support
thae roof of the apartment about forty feel
'above the floor. The design is of great
beauty and richness, and presents muel
ariety of form, scrolls, mouldings, rich ani
free foliage, flowvers and fruits.
A sTORY is in circulation that, in Middle
bore' N. Y., some twenty or more of th<
itizens, in broad day light, saw what ap
peared to be an immense (some thousand
number of soldiers, marching through th
air ! This strange sight, it is said, was wil
nesed for the aae of two hours or mori
SLAVERY AMONG THE MRIICANB.
A letter from Albuquerque, New Mexico,
to the St. Louis Republican speaking of
[treaties concluded between the United States
and the Indians, says:
" There is one difficulty which has given,
and will give more trouble in the stability of
our treaties with the Indians here, than any
thing else, and that is, that we require them
to give up all stock and captives taken after
a certain period of our possession of the
country; and when they ask to have their
women and children, we reply that we can
not do it-that it woid cause a revolution.
There is in this country a state of things
existing which is much more worthy the ef
forts of your philanthropists. your abolition
ists and your nigger-loving whites, than the
question of slavery; and that is the fact that
there are thousands, I might say, of Indian
women and children who have been stolen
from their families and sold into slavery,
worse than Southern slavery. I have seen
frequently little children, from eighteen
months to six years old, led around the coun
try like beasts, by a Mexican who had pro.
bably stolen them from their mother not
more than A week, and ofl'bred for sale from
forty t. one hundred and twenty dollars.
They will go out, on the pretence of trading
with the Indians, and watch the time when
the men are absent, pouno upon the women
and children, and take such as they think
will sell profitably. All this is known, and
has been brought to the attention of the au
thorities; yet it is still encouraged and per.
witted to be carried on openly. I say en
couraged, for it could easily be stopped.
Hence the continued war with the Mexicans,
the difficulty of treaties being kept, and the
bitter feelings engendered."
Tan Burx OF TIE IRENRY CLAY.
At the opening of the court at Poughkeep.
sic, New York, on Monday, Judge Barculo
charged the jury that they were at liberty,
should they see fit to do so, and the facts
warranted it, to find a bill of indictment
against the officers, &c., of the Henry Clay.
growing out of the late calamity, there be.
ing a clause in the statute of that State
which authorizes the grand jury of any
county bordering on a river to take cogni.
sance of any offences committed on said'
WE learn with much pleasure that odr
fellow-citizen, Wilmot G. DeSaussure, ei4
has- been - eectd . .Gii
their gift. We cot)r M ar. Veans
sure on his appointment, and are confideht
that the cause of F. L. T. will not suffer
in having him as its presiding officer in this
ANoTIER CUHAN ExPDrTrzo.-A re
cruiting station has been opened in New
York for filibusters for the invasion of Cuba.
The proprietors states that in soeic twelve
or thirteen days the expedidton will sail, and
that one Dutch company, one Irish, and one
American has been raised. He says that
the conspirators have had despatches from
Havana, and are to be there before Novem.
A x!AY named Moses Knight, was found
gnilty, on the 14th inst., in Marlboro' dis.
trict in this State, of eutting the telegraph
wires of the line between Columbia and
Raleigh, North Carolina, and sentenced to
receive thirty.nine lashes on the bare back,
publicly-to leave the district in the days,
andl each and every time he is caught in the
district to receive thirty-nine more lashes,
without further trial.
Ass.tLT ON TIIE MAYOR OF B.tLr-.
310RE.-On Saturday evening, about eight
o'clock, as the worthy and efficient Mayer
Jerome was passing along Lexington near.
Eutaw street, he was assaulted by a fellow
who had stationed himself in an alley near
by. He rushed out, and~ made a desperate
stroke at Mr. Jerome, whmo dodged the blow,
which wvas received by Mr. George Kemp.
T1he Mayor arrested and conveyed him to
thme wvestern station house, wvhere Justice
Ringgold fined, and committed him to jail
in default of $300 security to answer the
charge before Court.
Fon RATEsNAKE BirES.-The fol
lowing, says the New York Sun, is an in
dian recipe for rattlesnake bites, and said to
be the same infallible remedy used a few
years ago by a certain tamer and exhibitor
of these reptiles in this and other cities,
who, it may lie remembered, allowed them
to bite him frequently during exhibition.
Pulverized lndigo, 4 drachms.
do. Camphor, 8 do.
Alcohol, 8 ounces,
Mix and keep it in closely corked bottles.
Thme directions for use are simply as follows:
After shaking the bottle, soak the bitten
part in the mixture for five minutes, and the
cure is complete.
"Mi," said a little girl the other day,
who had scarcely entered her teens, "ma,
maint I gut married ?"
" Why, child !" said the anxious mother,
" what upon earth put that notion in you!
" Cause all the other girls are getting mar.
ried, and I want to be too."
" Well, you must not think of such a
thing-don't you never ask me such a fool
ish question again. Married, indeed! I never
heard of the like !"
" Well, ma, if I can't have a husband,
maint I have a piece of bread and butter 1"
AN eccentric man in Bath Me., was aske4
to contribute to foreign missions.- He gave
a quarter of a dollar, but stopped the a-n
as he was departing, and said, " Here a i
dollar to pay the expense ol getting te
quarter to the heathen."
" SAXBo, wvhat am your 'pinion Sbout do
married life t Don't you. tiuk it de mis
."Well, I'll tell 'bout 4eg are 'pbnd.i
ge ther how dey enjo ing hameesk;4 2