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From the Family Friend.
'unr busy hum of day was o'er
Twilight had hushdied the sighing breeze ;
The riplitig wave just kissed the shre,
And zepltyrs sung amid the trees
A far I heard the church-hel's cthime;
And near. a nurmuring zivvr floweil,
While hitigh in the pure azure elime,
Thle full-orbed mnoon respleident rode.
A lovely cottage. crowned wit:i vines,
Stol(l by the streatm antid1 the grove i
hoses and huncy-sucklvs twine
Around its lattice wreaths of love:
Oh ' 'twas a bright and similin. scene
Of :ll the seenes of earth most Ktir
No other spot vw; half so) green,
No other beaaty half so rare.
I p-insed at the hattice. and heard
The soft notes (of miusic anld song
A lute string was tretiblingly stit- ed,
And melody floated along ;
An angel veice joimel in the lav,
And harmony swelledl on tile air;
Andi when the- last notes dil awa.y,
Up rose the soft accents of prayer.
A sweet female voice, pure and clear,
Plore forth her lesires on the a~r :
hO, Father: o'er t hose to nie dear,
Extend Thy kind, provident care;
May the husband and father again
Ieturn to the fond arms of love
And, we, free from folly anl pain,
Lay up all our treasures above .'
I CANNOT FORGET THEE!
Ui C. C. RAWLINGs.
I cannot forget thee! thy spirit is here
Uwnent an,l unh'ar.l, thou art still ever near,
Tito' days may have asseil sin-e together we met,
Thy image stiil haunts lie-] eannot forget I
When the soft sighing lreeze wafts its ielly near,
Thy voice sweetly warbling in fancy I hear,
WV hen brigLht hving visions at eveni-timte geali,
I sce thee before tie in ainev's bright dream.
On my he-irt thy sweet hinige its impress is male,
That impress, no absence. nor distance shall lade
But here in my soul wiI I cherish thee yet,
I have sen thee, and loved thee-I e-mnot forget.
From.thc Anu.runn Gizette.
INCIDENTS OF THE REVOLUTION,.
IN E DO EFIELD.
Trm. heroes and heroines of our American
Revolution are dropping off, one by one, like
1nt1mnal leaves before the wintry blast,"
and very sooni the portals of the tomin will
have closed upon the lastI surriror of that
illustrious generation, which poured out thlir
lood like water in the cause of lreedmll.
Our memorable struggle for Independene
gave rise to many noIble decds, the memory
of which will inevitaluly he htiied along
with the pure patriot;, who lived in " the
times that tried men's souls," and wrung
wm ' ?tnWider" heart with1 untold agonies.
We have, therefore, thiought it not an tun
protable work to secure from oliivion, sonme
of those traditions, which have no y-et a p-2
peared in any pu!.ic print ; to) the truth of
which, however, there are still living witnes
ses in the country to testify. We propose
to write dlown among other things, a few
items respectinig the hatrdships and sufferings
of prirate individuals whose history is too
often ov-emlooked in the records of the past.
Johnson, in his traiditions, hats given a bariof
skcetcht of the life and services of Captain
Alichocl Watson, butt several incidents have
beeni omitted, wvhich ought to have had " a
place in the picture." Wihen quite a youth,
lie came from Virginia with his lfather, who
settled ron thme Ridge, in ladgerieid Distriet,
about the vear 1745. lost of Capt. Wat-.
son's poterity are still living ini this neighi
b,>rhood ; lie had hut one son, Elijah Wat
soin, Senior, whlo was at member of the Leg
islature, whien the Nullification excitement
ivas att its zenith, and who waus himslf a
Nullifier. Jolhnson sayvs that .\liehol WVat
son served in two expeditions aigainst the
Cherokee Indians; onice before the com-.
mencement of the Amnericanu Revolution, un
dher Col. Grant and the next time under Gen.
Williamson, dluring that summer when the
British made their fruitless attack on Sulli
van's Island. lki residence being directly
on the great thoroughfare, leading from
Charleston to Cambridge, was exposedl to
the hostile visits of the British, as wvell as
the Tories; and his well known energy and
courage, together with the great nnmber of
fictive Whigs who were attached to lisk
command, made him an object of peculiar
haatred with his enemies. (We will ju~st
tnention, in this connection, that, in the
eomipany tinder the command of Captain
Watsmi, was the father of Col. B. HIngood,
the proplrietor of Ca-sar's Head.) The Th*
fies had a place of gathering in a large
swamp, near Orangeburg. This spot was
a dry, firm spot of landi~, surrounded onaf
sides by a mairsht-a sort of hiog-islaind.
One night, whmilst the Royalists were revel
ling, in fancied seenirityv on their lcrra firma
Tn the swamp, Caiptain Watson, wvith a party
of his brave followers, mamde anm attack on
them, amnd coipletehy broke up this nest of
lKing.hirrs. Th'fe Whigs wecre tinder the
weeessity of stealing along on their hands
and knees, for mrore than a hundred yatrds,
through nd and wvafer; when they had
approachedl fltr enough', upon the Iiritig ol
a signal gumn, by~ their Captain; thmey, poure(
in upon their incautions foes, a well dire-ete
fire, killing sonme-seven or eighbt men, ant
either wounding or puttinig the rest to fligrlat
Captaini Watson and Seargent 'Varidel, or
hearing~ the surviving Tfories aking theh
wany throughm the swamfp,(h-opped their gnitm
...d runnineg after the fleitt enema', took
each a prisoner, bringing them both back in
triumph to their encampment, which they
had just gnitted in such hot haste. It is to
be regretted, that, the recollection of mainy
a skirish like this, will soon pass away into
the deep shades of forgetfulness, because the
men who did the fighting lacked " the pomp
and circumstance" of great numbers, and
(he patriots, who commanded, were without
the prestige of a high-sounding title.-There
is a man inamed John Saunders, still liviog
within five miles of the Ridge, who wit
nessed the burning of Michxl Watson's
mill, by the Tories. on a branch of the Edis
to. On that morning, Mrs. Watson, in the
absence of her husband, had sent two negro
linys with corn to the mill ; but, When they
rode up, the mill was on fire, and the Tories
who were standing around, took immediate
possession of the horses, emptying out the
corn on the ground, lint keeping the sacks
for their own use. Determined to add insult
to injury, they rode these very horses
along by the house of the rightful owners,
and tauntingly told Mrs. Watson that her
mill zras onfre-that they had just seen the
roof fall in. Seeing the Tories on her hus
band's horses, and knowing that it was they
who had burned the mill, she was exaspera
ted leyond all measure, and replied to them
in the following scathing speech: "Yes!
and I hope that I shall have bread for my
children to eat, while you are swinging in
l-l!'' (it may not he improper here to add
that, Mrs. Watson afterwards united herself
to the Baptist Church, of which she co
tinned a consistent member up to tihe time
of her death.) During that snmmer, she
and her familY were often destitute of- the
safr of life, and had recourse to a prepara.
tion of milk, called " curd," as a substitute.
Jon:ithan Gregory, a Dunlier, and a man of
peace by profession, used often to bring
them cakes of bread, which for fear of To
rivs on the way, lie kept concealed in his
.Ahirt bosom. And thus we may see to
what straits tie people were reduced in those
trolilesomie times. Even in 1780 when
South Carilina was considered a conquered
province, Captain Watson refused to ask
for parole and take British protection, as it
was called ; for this adherence to the cause
of Liberty, he was arrested, and thrown
into prison at Ninety-Six. Here he was in
carcerated two or three mouths. During
his confinemeit, Mrs. Watson was frequent
in her visists to him, ministering to his wants
and necessimies. We were told by her
daw- '-lam.w, that she often rode alone
t . ... ...,
n1ight at Captain Watson's house, had they I
not got alarmed in the night. The British,
whot guarded tle prisoners, apprehending an
onslaught fron tihe neiglboring Whigs, went
off into tihe wood, ab. huilt a temporary
jail of poles, in which they kept Watson
and Clarke till mnorn ing. -The Whigs, htow,
ever, fiiled to attempt a resene of the pri
soners,. who were carried on to Charleston
and confined in the Provost. There, in the
damp, ill ventillated cells, their sufferings
were intense-the small-pox and measels
adding new terrors to their horrible condi.
tion. But Capt. Watson's release was at
length effiected by the entreaties and man.
agement of his wife.-After considerable
hapse of time; she went to Chaarleston, ac
comp-mied biy a fearless white woman, hired
for the purpose. A Tory Captain, named
Lawrence, who had been neighbor to Mrs.
W~atsont, after atcceptinig a ginien, allowed
tu o femnales to pass the lines. The Coim
mandant of the city refused to let Watson
return with his wvife. But, influenced by
her entreaties, thme officer permitted the hus
bamnd to depart a short time after she left,
and lie reached home the next day after her
ouwn arrival. For an account of Captain
Watson's death, the intelligent reader is re
ferred to JIohnson's Tradit ions.
We see it stated in Johnson's work, that
Michol Watson and Williaim Butler had
command of two distinct companies ; lint
the old pecople in the neighborhmood of thme
Rtidg.e alml concur, with remarkablle nanimi
tv, ini say inig that Butler wvas Watson's first
Lieutenaiit, and became Captain accordinig
to the usage of those days, when thme latter
fell ait Dean's swamp.
It is recorded in history, that, on one oc
casion, a band of Tlories camne to the rest
deuce of Captain Watson, and~ burned every
house on his place. [We have been in
foriied, howvever, by the descendants of this
hrave man, that one negro cabin wassae.
We were lately in conversation with an
aged lady, whose place of abode commands
a prospective view of the scene of this con
flagration. In speaking of this house burn
ing affair, she remarked incidentally that sheC
sau- the smoke. This unvarnished expression
und~er thme circumstances, made a dee2p im
reso nour minds ; it seemied as though
try hadn found a tongue and w~as speake
ing~ audibly uto nts,-the dimi Past consort
ing for a moment with thme all-absorbing
Present. This same good lady, Mrs. Rey.
nolds, told us that the British and Tfories
acted more like savages than a civilized sol
diery, towards her father and his faumily.
One day, she stated, a party of Loyalists
caine to her father's house and carried off
tour horses,-all that they laud. Her moth
er remonstratedl, and begg~ed of them to
leave one horse with w'hich to carry grain
to mill. Their reply wuas wvith an oath, that,
if she hand forty horses they would take
everv 0one of them. Before going away,
they called for her father--James Harris,
Sr.,-wlao camne out immediately into thme
piazza , and sai, " here I am." One of the
Toieis, raising his rifle to his face, sw~ore lie
hiad ai strong notioni a to btlow the old man's
brainns obt." Biut htumanity having asserted
its prerogative in the breast of the Loyalist,
the whole party went awtaf, fo? thre nonce,
without inmrrig their hands in innocent
bdbodf. The twosoum of her faither ,sere
sigmmblo reaon whv lie anid his family were
thus mal-treated. While the British, under
Rawdon, were encamping for a few days on
the Ridge, parties of the red-coals would
come to her father's house, take baskets full
of corn and scatter it along the road for
their horses. One day, her mother was
baking a fit pig, together with a quantity of
nice bread, in a dirt oven ; some of. the
British coming up about the time it was all
thoroughly cooked. uncovered the oven, and
cried out: " Come up, boys, we shall have fine
eating to day." Whereupon, they all fell to
like a pack of hungry wolves, nod left those,
by whose lbor the good dinner had been
procured, without a morsel. No one dared
to oppose these trespasses-robberies ; nor
did the minions of tyranny even offer to pay
a single farthting for what they had taken.
Late one afternoon, Mrs. Reynolds said,
a half famished Tory, whose thieving pro
pensities had been greatly developed by the
laIless times in which he lived, went to the
ho-ue of a good Whig, to get a " wee bit"
of supper. lie was forthwith supplied with
some milk and bread, that he might be in
(Inced to set down his rifle. Whilst dis
patching his frugal meal, lie boasted that
Watson and his men were not smart enongh
to take him. But alas! for the boasted
Loyalist, Captain Watson with one of his
brothers, James Harris and some others hap.
pening to be enve-dropping, rushed into the
house, and made him a prisoner. When the
night had pretty well passed by, it lecane
the duty of James larris to take his turn
at guarding the captive. But sleep over
coming the guardsman, Monsicur Tory,
who was not very securely bound managed
to get hold of a hatchet that lay in the roam,
111d dealt him so hard a blow on the nose,
that lie was not even alie to wake his com
rades with a cry of pain. Of course, the
prisoner made his ese:pe, and James Harris
was disfigured for life,-not having after
wards either shape or semblance of the nasal
Edward Larramore, an aged man, was the
reputed possessor of a considerable sum of
money. Thi. excited the cupidity of the
neighboring Tories; and a conspiracy was
directly set on foot, to take the old man's
life, and then take his cash. But Larramore
was apprised of this comhination against
him by a woman, who acted the part of a
Delilah towards one of the Tories. On the
appointed day, three daring fellows skulked
about the premises, from morning till sunset,
to see that the way was clear for the un
obstructed 'omna.- e ''. -
the Tories came up; just as the two in froi.t
stepped into the house, "they, fell"-as
Mrs. Reynolds said-pierced by the bullets
of the whig reflemen. Larramore, who
happened to lie out in the yard at that in
stant, eanght the surviving Tory, and held
him until the men in the house came out and
secured bin. To use our informant's words
again, this man disappearcd! [low sum
mar' must have been his trial and execution,
and how dreadful is that civil strife which
induces the necessity for such a course of
Josiah Nobles, for a time, was a Loyalist
of the first water. At length, he concluded
to join the forces of the liberty palrty. In
order to test his fidelity to the cause lie had
espoused, t wo or three prisoners, well bounid,
were put itn his charge to be0 conveyed to
Oratgeburg jail. Ott his way, lhe encoun
tered a squad of his old cotmrades, wh'lo
knewv nothing of his new borned zeal in the
cause of liberty, fearing that the men, whomi
he was conducting to the prison, might in
form Ihis former associates that he had turn.
ed Whig, lie bawled out to them at the top
of his voice to nrnfor their lhfe,-ihat.1%d
son and i-s men u-erec coming. This strata
gem succeeded admirably, for the Tories
immediately plutnged inito the forest, and
scampered ofl' like a herd of timid deer. No
ble carried the prisoners to theitr destinationl
without further mtishap, and ever afterwards
proved himself a fatithtful Whig. This mnn
lived to see the Republic exp~and~ into a
mighty nation ; itt the eventing of his days,
lie was so far rejuventized as to cut the sec
ond set of teeth.
Not far below the Ridge, in the " satnd
hills," the Tories had a rentiezvons, where,
among other things, they had provided a full
supply of horse trotughs. One day, the
WVhigs made a charge upton this encamp
menit, andl put the Loyalists to a precipitate
flight. The Thories being mtountedl otn fleet
horses, made good their escape, except one
mian, who happened to reini his horse into a
marsh, where he was overtaken arid killed.
This w~as a slighrt skirmish, and we have
given'an accounit of it only that we might
have an opportunity of tellitng howv a Tory,
named John Pines, contrived to save lisa life,
when Ite was left without a horse. At the
first signal of alartm, this fellowv's horse
broke loose, atnd ran off, leavinmg him comi
pletely in the lurch; stretching hinmself be
side one of thte large troughs, twvo or three
of his associates turned it over so as to
concenl him enitirely. Som~e of the Whigs
spurredl their horses right over the troughr,
without ever dreaming that it concealed an
inveterate foe. Pines was afterwards killed
by the Whigs, notwithstanding his cunnitng
and presence of mind.
Daniiel Hlartley, during a greater part of
the wvar, w~as a daring atnd troublesonie To
ry'; he was a mn of Herculean strenigth,
anid withr theo agilitv of acogrToh,
stealing horses was a past'ime, and partizan
wvar, a necessary excitement. Traversing a
lonely part of the satnd-hill country, one day,
he came rather abrtuptly on a Whtig offreer
-name forgotten by the neighbors-at a
little strea~mlet. Ho was withiou't any, wea
poni whatever, but tihe oflicer was wvell arm
Ied: Presenting a pistol, thme officer ordered
I leartly to surrendr;- iansteaid of yielding,
he darted b'ehinid a tres. Th'eni' commienced
a'rde'e of life a'nd (heath around this tree;
I Ihartlev soon overtook the ofllicer. antd thtrow.
ing him to the grpond, knocked his brains
out with the pistol, hich he had wrenched
from his hands iihe struggle. Towards
the close of the iar Heartly joined the
ranks of the Whiga-;he never forgot to boast
of his exploits, and. lived to a very great
age. Indeed so !o6 'did he einde the darts
of death, thait his' eigibors in Alabama,
whither he had rem ed,"'threatenedtolhave
him taken up and hgried alive !"
From the djirlestnn 'Mercury.
RUIES J4NYOUNG ME.t
The following r4s for young men com
mencing businessit:x;.:-re written by John
Grigg,Esq. of Ibiadelphia.
This gentlemn'i a living example of the
successful applicah n of these rules, which
l recommends, injch an admirable man
ner, to tie busin community. The wri
ter of this article h known Mr. Grigg for
thirty years and -"- bear the most unqual
ified testimony 4 ,6 eo unwavering fidelity,
with which this m' prosperous gentleman
has adhered to h' own aphorisms. To
uniiring industrysa~ close application, he
added a1 mild and- itlemanly deportment,
an unselfish devoio0 to the wants of his
customers, and an sidependence of thought,
and an energy of purpose, beyond all praise.
These qualities weicrowned by an active
benevolence, whicV. has carried joy and
gladness to a thonshnd grateful hearts, and
given to himselfA*his retirement, the con
solatory reflection, that his life has been
useful to others, aspvell pleased and profit
able to himsqlf. M
" 1. Be industr"us and economical.
Waste neither time .or money in small and
useless pleasures .d indulgences. If the
young can be ind' d to begin to save, the
moment they enter .n the paths of life, the I
way will ever beco to easier before them and I
they will not fail . attain a competency,
and that ivithout d' ying themselves any of i
the real necessarie.4and comforts of life. Our :
people are certainmdiaong the most impro- I
videit and extravagnnt on the face of the
earth. It is enoug to make the merchant<
of the old school iolooks back and thinks I
what economy, p enee and discretion he i
had to bring to beI on his own business,
(and prize,) start Eick in astonishment to
look at the ruthles w~aste and extravagance
of the age and p e!. The highest test of
respectability, wv i me, is honest industry.
Well directed indtry makes men happy.
The really noble css, the class that was
o ..,,pn'AA"i dolv'd and Eve spun,
must keep at the ,
mad steer his own ship. In early life, every
one should be taught to think for himself.
A man's talents are never brought out until
lie is thrown to some extent upon his own
resources. If in every difficulty lie has only
to run to his principal, and then implicitly
obey the directions lie may receive, lie will
never acquire that aptitude of perception,
mnd that promptness of.decision, and that
firmness of purpose, which are absolutely
necessary to those who hold important st:a
tions. A certain degree of independent
feeling is essential to the full development
of the intellectual character.
3. Remember that punctuality is the mo
ther of confidence. It is not enough that
tme merchant fulfils lhs engagemenits: lie
must do what lie undertakes precisely at the
time, as~well as in the way lie agreed to.
The mutual depenideince of merchants is so
great, that their engagements, like a chain,
which, according to the law of physics, is
ieer str-onger than its weakest liink, are
ftener broken through the weakness of
others than their own. But a prompt fulfil
mnt of engagements is not only of the ut
most importance, because it enables others
to meet their own engagemenits promptly
It is also the beat evidence that the mier
hant has his affauirs well ordered-his means
at command, his forces marshalled, and
everything ready for action'-in short that
ie knows his own strength. This it is which
inspires confidence, as miuchi perhaps as thei
meeting of the engagement.
4. Attend to the nminutim of thme business,
small things as well as great. See tha't the
store is opened early, goods brushed ill,
twine and nails picked up. and all ready for
action. A young man should consider cap
ital, if lie have it, or as he may acquire it,
merely as tools with wichl lie is to work;
not as a substitute for the necessity of labor.
It is often the case that diligence in emp~loy
ments of less consequence is the most suc
cessful introduction to great enterprises.
Those make the best officers who havew serv
ed in the ranks. We rrfay say of labor, as
Coridge said of poetry, it is its owvn sweet
est reward. It is the best of physic.
5. Let the young merchant renmember that
selfishness is thme meanest of vices, and it is
te parent of a thousand more. It not only
interferes both with the means and with the
end of acquisition-not only makes money
more difficult to got, and not worth having
when it is get, but it is narrowing to .the
heart. Selfishness " keeps a shilling so close
to the eye, that it cannot see a dollar be
yond." Never be narrowv and contracted in
your views. Life abounds in instan-ees of
the brilliant results of a generous policy.
Be frank. Say what vou mean. Do
what you say. So shall your friends know
and take it for granted that you mean to do
what is just :nd right.
6. Accusto'm- yourself to think vigorously.
Mental capita,)ike pecuniary, to be worth
anything must be well invested-must be
rightly adjusted amnd applied, and to this end,
careful, deep and intense thiought is niecessa
ry if great resuils looked for.
7.~ Marry eadly. The man of business
shaukd m'arry zs 'sooi as possible, after
wenty-two or twenty-three years of age;
A wvoman of mind will coniform' to the nie
cessities of the day of small beginning; mid,
ih dhoosing a wile, i rean sho'uld look at,
st. TVhe ha'rt ; 2d' The mind ; 3d. Th6'
8. Everything, however, remote, that has
any bearing upon success, must be taken
advantage of. The business man should be
continually on the watch for information,
and ideas that will throw light.on his path,
and he should be an attentive reader Qf all
practical books, especiall those relating to
to bisiness, trade, &c. as well a patron of
useful and ennobling literature.
9. Never forget a favor, for ingratitude is
the basest trait of man's heart. Always
honor your country, and remember that our
country is the very best poor man's country
in the world."
Were rules like the above carefully ob
served by every man who commences busi.
ness, there would he fewer fiailures, while
periodical commercial disasters, sweeping
Dver the cou ntry like an epidemic would
cease to be a mercantile experience. Let
young men ponder them well.
To KEEP Y ouN.-No surer destroyer
)r Youth's privileges, and power and de
ights than yielding the spirit to the empire
>f ill temper and selfishness. We shonid
ill be cautious, as we advance in life, of
illowing occasional sorrowful experience to
>vershadow our perception of the prPpon
lerance of good. Faith in good is at once
ts own rectitude and reward. To believe
rood, and to do good, truly and trustfully,
s the healthiest of humanity's conditions.
I'o take events cheerfully and promote to
lie happiness of others is the wvay to en
iure the enduring spring of existence. Con.
ent and kindness are the soft vernal show
rs and fostering sunny warmth that keeps
t man's nature and being fresh and green.
'Lord keep my existence fresh and," green
vould be no less a wise prayer than the one
>eautifully recorded respecting man's memo
y. If we would leave a gracious memory
ichind us, there is no way better to secure
t, than by living graciously. A cheerful
md benign temper, that buds forth pleasant
Ilossoms, and hears sweet fruit, for those
rhio live within its influence, is sure to pro
luce an undying growth of green remnem
irances that shall flourish immortally alter
he present stock is decayed and gone.
[Mrs. Cowden Clarke.
THE WAY IT CAME ABOUT.
A- amateur reporter gives a sketch of an
fair at a late Clinton Hall Ball, which
hows that " where there is a will there is a
ray," and a fight may in emergency, e got
in on an excessive show of good nature.
T.irry and Patrick nrP --,rn brothers and
isy St. 1'atrick, it was my fault !"ins,.3Ld
By the holy poker !" shouted Larry get.
ing rather warm, " but it was all mine iviry
,it of it."
"And do you doubt my bonor as a gen.
leman ?" retorted Patrick. " Sure, and it
vaS myself that thought you had more
" And is it you, ye spalpeen, that would
2ec after reflecting upon my manners ?" shout
d Larry, now boiling over. " Sure if ye
von't take a dacent apology ye may take
hat [with a blank blow on the side of the
cad] to mind ver manners."
Patrick on receiving this persuader, took
flying leap towards the b~eniches carryrng
vith him in dire confsion-Capt. -- and
>artner, unfortunately just then executing
m emphatic break down in the exact line 'of
In the confusion of the grand catastrophe
md crash, the " chief," who took notes, beat
PaETTy Goon.-A friend of ours being
ately on a tramp to Canada, informs us that
it a certain farm house in the back woods,
vbe:-e lie had occasion- to stop, the follow
ng rich scene took place:
The family were about to partake of their
breakfast, and sat down for that purpose.
The ol man being a lover of squirrels, and
th:t being the p,-incipal dish of the' mecrning
repast had his particular piece laid on the
ide of the dish next to him. Everything
went right, and thme old man commenced
saying his grace as follows: " Oh Lord, we
thank thee for thme blessings thou hiast set
before us, do thou direct us through life."--I
lere raising his eyes, lie perceived his son
Gideon, laying foul hands on his choice
piece of squirrel, and then in a hurried man
ner ended the grace-"ddivver us from evil,
for the Lord's sake, A m~n.B G-d, Gid,
ha's m,' .icc-handi it here !"
TH!ERE is one rule without ain eXceptton,
and that is, the more salary a man gets the
less lie attends to his business. Go to any
of our public oflices, and thme only person
you will find always at his desk, will bo
soine poor devil who gets barely su~cient to;
pay his bread bill.
Srncu up, brush your whiskers, dIress
fashionable, and lay in a plentiful supply of
soft nonsense, and the girls will call you a
nice young nman.
TF you wvould not be forgotton as' son
as you are dead, cither write something
worth reading, or do sonmething worth wri
TarE Newv York Herald says that more
persons ha~ve died wvith small pox among
the free blacks of .Jamaiea, wvithin the past
year or eighteen months, than. have died
among the thnree millions of slaves at thme
South in ten years.
A Western editor requests those of his
suscribers who owie him more than six
years subscription, to send him a' rock or
their hair, that he may know that theyi are
still living. To which the Lawrence
(Indiana) Register says:
"If all- our sub)scribers of that bind
would (do that, iio would inake noney by
rryingr on tlin wigr business."
It has been the habit of somo snarlers,
who, from political animosity or prejudice in.
dulged their propensity to sneer at 6very
thing concerning South Carolina. Her peop
ple were behind the age, lazy brawlers of
politics, or discontented demagogues seeking
to feed their political ambition by exciting
the people to continual quarrelling with the
Federal Government. South Carolinians
were a people of no energy-leaving the
the resources of their State undeveloped and
untouched-their agricuture and commerce
decaying-and, indeed, in all respects un
worthy of imitation, or even respect, in this
go-ahead age. 01 this sort have been the
frequent comments of our neighbors for
years past. Are they true?
South Carolina has more miles of railrods
finished, and in course of construction, if we
are not mistaken, in proportion to her tfrri
tory and population, than any State in the
Union. With regard to her wealth in pro
portion to her population, the last census re
turns show that she averages over two hun
dred dollars more to each citizen than any
other State. In herlast appiopriation bill
we find she approates about $150,000
for the purposes of education-College, Cit
adel and Arsenal Academies and Free
Schools. At the last session of the Legisla.
ture, she pledged her faith and credit to the
extent of one million and a quarter, for the
purpose of opening up a railway communi- I
cation with the great West. She gave liber. I
l aid, by loaning her surplus fund to all the
railroads now constructing and projected
within the State. She gave $10,000 to the I
Mechanics' Institute of Charleston, to aid <
them in erecting a building. She gave 30,- r
)00 to add to and extend her Lunatic Asy-- r
yim. She made an additional appropriation
>f 850,000 for the erection of her new.
apitol-to be a magnificent building. She
;ave $5,000 to educate her Dear and Dumb
-besides many other things of minor im.
portance which we will not stop to enumer
ite, all of which we bring up as evidence,
ot in boasifuliness, but as rebutting testimo
iy to the cavelling slanders so wrongfully
brought against our State and her people.
She to-day shows as fair a record as any of
ier sisters, who have been in tle habit of
L -famning her.-South Carolinian.
For ten or twelve days ive -have had ru
ors, but not in tangible shapef Cliolera
in our .city. We heard of severid' persons
%n worn mnnosed to hnvo died of Choler4ai
to some indulgence in oysters, or Ub.. L -
wholesome di et. We do not ordinarily speak
of oysters as unwholesome, but many of the
largest and finest which are brought to our
arket, are gathered from brackish, not salt,
ater. This year the body of fresh water
as extended almost to our hairbor, and even
here the fresh water predominates nouch
more than it usually does. As a consequence
of thi., oysters, which rerpires saft water,
are diseased ; many o them are
lead, weeks ago ; and yet froim the midst of .
those dead piles are gathered, a portion of
that which is sold in our market as fcod for
man. If the hungry could distinguish be
~ween the sound and the unsound oysters.
here might lie some excuse form their obsti
acy in continuing to eat them, but when one
oes not know, whether- lhe is swallowing
Food, or poison, his dletermination, to eat at
all hazards, is little else than courting suicide.
We assu re them, u pon the bcMi authority, that
the 22 deaths already reported, and several
others yet to appear, have arisen from impru
dence of this sort. Th'e existence of some
such cause in all the cases, leave no room
for doubt on this subject. Oomr atmosphere,
t is true, has been dlamp, and temperature
very changeable, but there is no evidence of
its having caused C'iolera or other epidemic.
Let the lovers of Gysters, &c., only abstain
for a shiort time, until our waters resume their
accustomed saltness, and the reports of Chiol
era will soon cease ; then they may indulge,
u iihout danger, in their favorite dish.-bouth
MONUENTx- -ro Mn. CrA.;-Thme Nation
al Intelligenc er, of Friday hast, contains a let
ter from the lion. Pressly King and John C.
Precken ridge, Representatives from Kentuc
ky, calling attention to the subject of erect
ing a monument to the lion: H- emry Clay, at
the spot wvhere he is nowv buried. The letter
encloses a papersigned by one hundred
Senators an~d members of the hlouse, recomn
mending the erection of monument, ini which
"In order that the proposed monument
should be worthy of the object it is designed
to commemorate, and of the sentiment whichk
orighiates it, there imust be-a union of efl'orti
and a concentration of resources.
" We therefore most earnestly recomnmend
a general and efficient organization by States
and Territories, in accordance with the plan
porposed by the Centr-al Association and the
exaimple already established by a majority
of the States, and we promise our cordial Co.
operation by every proper means, in this
laudable, p)atatriotie, anid national enterprise."
WVon-rn RE31EMI;ERING.-Cees sMedi
cal Gazette says: " In case of any burn
or scald, however extensiv~e, all the acute
sufferinig of the patient may be at once and
permanently relieved, and that in a rmoment,
by sprinikling ovet- the surface a thick layer
of wheat hour."
FREE 'TRADE~ IN PosT OFFrCe BUsiNrss.
-Tlhe new letter envelopes, with the single
double stamps, will soon he ready-. Then
every steamer, every rail road traini, every
stage, every express line, and every man is
made a mail carrier by act of Congress.
Letters, in the governmnent envelopes, can be
sent ini any way, by any route and by any
TuE MAYOR AND THE IRISYr CATHOLICS.
-We understand that one of the Catho .
priests of tjis city announced to his congl6
gation yesterday that a depu;ti'i o1 h04
Catholic priesthood are to waitron the rMay
or this week, and to inform him that- inas.
imuch as th'e Irish have put hinifi*Ib ffito;
they expect of him privileges iiich.'ave
hereto'ore been denied thenm. They ideud
to insist that the Catholic priests'shall vi'sit
the city institutions at South. Boston and
Deer Island. Also, that ihey be allowedithe
priv'lges of opening schools on the island'.for
the exclusive instructions of the Irish. :,The
are also to demand the right of takingIri h
orphans away from the city institutions aniS-I
disposing of them in sneh placesnd's'h ools
as they see fit.-Boston Travelleir-, 20th
FIVE CHILDREN IN ELEVEN MOXTUW-r
A subscriber info'rms us that a lady piiden
d her husbsnd with three children at o
>irth. a year ago ; and as her landloid
i whole-souled gentleman, he gave thIl W_
ifty dollars as an acknowledgment.f er
mnerior skill in household- aflrst, te
icr at the same time that if she -woludper.
'orm that feat again he would give her a farm
With an eye probably on the farm injust ,
4leven months from the'day the. tleldir-d
orn she produced a pair of twi'ns:. -
The landlord said she had failed.tf
he farm; but the intention no doubt being
'air, the attempt was wo-rth' pi'ing'forand
to therefore presented 'her with' 6e hi6
red dollars; -
:That's w'hat wve call aivaluable' ffe
ringing her hus band- in fivliihdrenli .A nd4
ne. hundred and fifty dl6i-i's iTn' eveir
nonths. Who can beat tb aiove.-Lite
NEGRo STEA LING.-We find the -
ig paragraph in the Milledevi a.
tecorder of the 4th instaj4
"Messrs. Searcy and Jenkins or -thi ity
rrested one Geo. iM. Jon'es '.oh~Thursday a
ast, near Monticello, who had some tieve
egroes in his possession, one of ai'hes-..
aped after lie was apprebib"e'dd Si.id j..'
,roes belong to Ar.P Bil'y DobVe
Yells;.Watren County, Gir. Tiormaq 9f0bAd
non, of Harris. County, and Dr W
att, of Baldwil ounty ir for,
wned-by the said Jones
"yones hadl camped near thuioeir
everal--days -prior to the hbsence
arratt's boy/and it v'as suspected
lit he had stolen him- hafinlid
n his tent several tiies, and 'having56n
Ptown tiihave -Id i consiltstion- itfi a
ExPERDENTs ON MARRIAGE.-A p.
as been started in Syracuse,N. Y.,asking the'
jegislature to repeal so much of a recent law
.s denounces penalties for die criind ofrsednd
ion, and in lieu thereof enact that the inmar
ied f-ither of any child, (both parents beiig
vhite) shall, from the naked fact orsuch pa:
emity, be deemed and taken in law to be
he husband of the mother, and thenceforth
ound to regard and support her as his wife,
1st as though they had becn married with
enelit of clergy. It is further prayed that ev
ry child, whether born in or out of wedlock;
ball inherit, in common with all other clii
laen, the property of both parents; being
eemed their legal heir:
A GOOD Re'L.-A man hjo is very
-ich now was very poor when lie -as a boy.
When asked how lie got his riches, lie
'eplied, " My father taught me never to
spnd my money unuil I bad earned it. It'
ihad but an hour's work in a day, I must
10o that the first thing, and in an hour. And
ifter this I reaalesed to play;: and I then
sould phly with mueh more pleasui'e than if
[had the thought of an unfinished task be.
~ore my mind. I early formed the habit of
loing everything in time, and it soon became
erfectly easy to do so. It is to this I ow6'
ny prosperity." Let every boy who reads
this go and do likewvise.
A XaN and his wife, Maeini l;y name,'
have been sentenced by the TIusdan Gov
erimient to foni' year's imprisonment at hard
lbori f'or teaching a young girl how to read
the fBible. A singular faict for the nine:
teenth century, and' contrastinig strongly
with the r'eligions tolerati'on of our own
I-r has been said that the Duke of Wel
lington never wrote a despatchi in which the
woi'd Duty did not occur, and that Napole
on never wrote a dlespatch in which the
word Glory was wanting. This is the diff'e
rence between tho two men, and the two
countries to which they belong.
To JorN Guss.-ielt A' little isinglass
in spirits of wine, and add a small quantity
oft water. Warm the mnixture~ gently over a
moderate fire. When mixed it will form
glue perfectly transparenit, and which wiil
re-unite broken glass so nicely and firmly
that the joining will scare'rly be perceptible'
to the most critical eye. Lime mix~ed with
the white of eggs forms a very strong c&
ment for glass, porcelain, &c., hut it must
be done neatly, as, when hard the super
fluous pairt cannot easily be smoothed down
ProTncTrou.-There is no Fafer protec
tion against bnrglars, thain to feed your
baby before going to bed with green ap
ples. It will begin to bellow before muida
night and it is a inure thing it can't be stop
ped before morning.
EE man cherishes in his heart some
object-sonie shrine at which his adoration
is paiid unknown to his fellow mortals
unknown to any save hi's God.
I how melancholy the .moon must feel
wh'en it hia-s enjoyed the fullness of prose
Ip'erity,:and got reduiced lo'its last giuartear