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S H IP C HA NDLE RY,
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FE keeps cuon.,tatmly for stile a generail assort
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e Chrain Ptumrps, Glue, Patcking Yarn,
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Charleston, Nov. 1 6m 412
COLEMBtA, S. C..
STEAM ENGINE BUILDER
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ALL kinds of Flour, Grist and Saw Miill Gear
..X irng arnd Sharting miade and warranted to per
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Nov. 2, 185~3. ly 42
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kept at the-ir Old Starnd. SA LE & LARK.
Auguat 10th, 1853.
C OPA RTNERS H IP.
VXTE Have this day associated curselves toegethec
VV for the purpose of doinrg a
General Grocery Business,
UTnder the Firmi (If L ARK & BUTCKAAST ER, al
the Old Stand of SAL.E & LAnxi, where we shltm
aendeavor to deserve a cuntianuance (If the very libe
ral patronage heretofore extended to the Late Firnua
of SALE & [ARK, aud of dEFFERs, CorunAN & Co
LARK & BUCKMASTER.
August 10th, 1853.
B EING' eompelled by ill hetalthi and the inereas<
of rmy individual btusirness to withrdraw fron
* the Firm of SAL.E & LAmni, I take this ipporrtuitj
to return miy, most grateful thianks to my friendi
-- :rnd customers for their patronatge so liberally bes
towed, anid to comuumenrd to their ftavor anrd patron
sge thre New Firm of LAsRK & lucms'ryr.R.
A ug 10, 1853. 3nm 44
Fresh and Pure Garden Seeds
T UST Received a large and well assorted supp:
*J of GARDEN SEEDS from the celebrate<
*geed Estarblishment of Comstoek, Ferre & Co.
-watrrrted fresh tand pure.
If your wisdh to hatve your 'Grarden well stocke<
with choice Vegetables next year, you htaveo nothinr
ti, do, burt to get a supIply of therse Seeds, make you
ground riebr, planrt at the righrt time and cultivat
piroperly. G. L. PENN, AGEaa.
Decc 21 tf 4
Hamliurg & EdgefieldP'k Road
r H E PLA NK ROA D fromn Iamburg to Edge
.1.field is now completed and orpeni for the purbli
.If. A. KENRICK, Pres.
net zf . 3S
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0! GIVE ME A HEART THAT IS TRUE.
0! give me a heart that is true,
That will cling through the changes of years;
And solace when sorrows pursue,
And comfort in sadness and tears.
The springtime of life is soon over,
And tiendshia's are fleeting and few;
Amidst hopes tiat may heighten or lower,
o ! -give me a heart that is true.
0 ! the dawn of the morrow may be,
A joy amid gardens of bloom ;
But evening, and darkness, and we,
May meet aid enbrace at the tomb.
A shadow may fall on the bower,
A blight where our proudest hopes grow;
Ahi! then in that desolate hour,
0! give me a heart that is true.
The pagent of wealth is a weedl,
That never bath.rot in the heart; -
And beauty alone bath indeed,
Nor fragrance, nor joy to impart.
But hive amid sun ;hine and tears,
W;ll bloom with perennial hue;
0! .i-e me the faithful in years,
O ! give inc a heart that is true.
THE HAUNTED GLEN.
A lovelier spot than "-The Haunted Glen"
is seldom found, though its name might indi
cate it as being a fearful place.
Here dwell the beautiful Alice Hayward,
now in her eighteenth year.
She had long been betrothed to Harry
Weston, whose father owned the hill-fart
adjoining that of Mr. Hayward, and prepa
rations were now being made for their ap.
But there was one--the dark-eyed cou
sin of Harry-who thought otherwise.
With a jealous eye he viewed his cousin's
happiness, and that he might not witness its
consummation, left for B., from whence, it
was said, he was soon to sail for Europe.
Soon after his departure, business called
young Weston to the neighboring village of
lI., which required immediate and prompt
attention, to avert cunsequences of the most
ruinous nature to his father.
To relieve the anxiety of his parents as
much as possible, he promised to return
early in the evening; it was, therefore, a
matter of no little surprise to them that he
was not as prompt as usual, knowing as he
did, that they would wait with solicitude for
" It is very strange," said his mother,
" that he does not come ; something must
have befallen him, for he would not willing
ly afflict us thus."
" I cannot think what keeps him so late,"
returned his father, " unless he went round
by the glen, and has been induced by Hay
ward to stay all night ; still, I hardly think
he would do so, knowing, as he must, how
very anxious we should feel about him."
As soon as morning dawned, Mr. Weston
started for the glen, where he ascertained
that his son had not been since the morning
of the previous day, when he had called
t hile on his way to the village.
What then could have become of him?
In all probability he would taken the read,
which, from the village, passed directly
through the hill-farm, instead of going round
by the glen, as it was much nearer.
It was searched ; but no clue obtained
where with to unravel the mystery. The
newvs that [larry Weston was missing spread
like wild fire through the town, and large
parties were raised, and a general search
TIhe dayv passed, and ho wvas not found ;
yet throughout thme night the search was
kept up. They were ahout to give up the
search, when the shrill voice of one of the
conpany called out
" To the footpath ! it has not been search
" Yes, to the footpath, through the wvoods,"
resonded every one; and a general rush
was made in that direction.
H ope sped themn on, and they soon arriv
ed at the top of the hill, wvhere, turning to
the left they struck into the woods, and
eagerly followed the path. Their way was
much obstructed by the under-brush ; still
they pressed onward, as if animated by
some strange spell.
Already had the foot of Mr. Weston,
nerved by despair, mounted the tottering
wall w hiech lay in their way, when he sud
denly stopped, uttered an appalling cry, and
fell ser.aless to the ground.
His companions hastened to his assistance,
aid there discovered the cause of his fall in
the mangled remains of his son.
Yes, there lay the noble and manly form
of Harry Weston, and one glance told the
dread ful truth-that he was dead !
A litter was soon formed, the body placed
upon it, and conveyed by the sorrowing
group to his father's dwelling.
It were in vain to attempt to describe the
agony of hsis found mother. One wikc
scream of broken hearted anguish escapec
her lips, and she sank sensele'ss beside hit
mangled corpse, and was aroused* from hei
Istupor only to long days and weeks of men
tl abstraction, from which she never full~
But there was another heart on which th
tidings of H arry's death fell still more heavi
ly if possibe It was Mr. H ayward's sal
task to break the dreadful intelligence to hi
daugter. She listened in fearful silenc
Itill the last wvord had fallen from his lipm
then bowed her head in silent submission ti
Ithe will of heaven. No tear was in he
eye; the cheek, blanched to snowy white
ness, alone told the inward struggle.
At her earnest request, he was buried il
what had ever been their favorite retreat,
sunny spo beside the little brook, at th~
foot of the hill.
-(Her love for Harry had been founded i
deep respect for the noble qualities of hi
heart, and she could not bear that the worn
I shoul kenow her grief; it wna onealedr bc
neath a calnexterior, to be lavished upon
his grave, when no eye but God's could see
Although the death of Harry was gener
ally supposed to have been accidental, yet
there were some who thought otherwise ;
and many were the sly insinuations -that
James V-, the cousin before mention
ed,.had a hand in the matter; but the idea
was suppressed, and it was left for time to
disclose the tragedy of his death.
It was from this event that it came to be
said that the glen was haunted, and hence
Twenty years passed away, and the death
of Harry Weston was spoken of as an event
nearly forgotten, save in the immediate cir
cle of his friends.
Alice, too, was almost forgotten; she had
long slept quietly by the side of Harry ; and
o'ver their asheethe winds have passed, and
the little birds sang sweetly, ai unconscious
of the dreamless sleep. of the lovgrs, 'They
were remembei-ed only as beinags-f others
days, when the folloielnwvents made them
again the theme of public cenvrsatm.. '
Towards the close of.a sultry day jn Au.
gnst, 18--, a tired, way-worn traveller urg.
ed his jaded horse up the steep hill in front,
of the village tavern. With a keen, quick
eye, lie scanned the faces of those who stood
loitering about the door, then dismounted,
gave the reins to the ostler, and entered the
he requested a room alone, and desired
that he might not be disturbed. His singu
lar manner led to many conjectures as to
who could be, and what called him that
way ; but these conjectures remained un
The approaching shades of night warned
the idlers to their homes. to which they has.
tened, to recount the appearance of the
A deep silence overspread the village, and
from the wind->ws of the cottages the lights
disappeared one after another, till that in the
stranger's room burned alone; nor did it
cease to keep its silent vigils till long after
the hour of midnight.' Could any one have
looked into that little apartment, they might
have seen him seated at the table, clutching
in his thin fingers a pen, and tracing on the
sheet before him-judging from his pale,
haggard brow and trembling manner
words of mighty import.
At length he ceased, and, weariedwith his
task, extinguished his light and threw him
self, undressed, upon the bed.
His.non-appearance in the morning prompt
ed the landlord to enter his room, when, to
his horror and surprise, ho found him dead,
and recognized him as James V-.
Wearily he had dragged himself home to
his native town to die. It had been his ar
dent wish, in all his wanderings, that he
might once more reach M., and there lay
down the burden of his weary life. This
was clearly shown in the letter that lay un
sealed upon the table; and would that this
But, no; it revealed a dark crime which
had embittered his whole life ; it told of guilt
and its tearful reward-the guilty spirit,
which could not rest day nor night, but like
" the troubled sea, cast up mire and dirt con
He was indeed the murderer of Harry
When he loft his uncle's house, it was with
the determination to be revenged ; and for
that purpose lie lingered in the wvoods wvatch
ing every movement for the favorable op
portunity to satiate his burning hate, which
at lait presented itself.
He sawv him turn from the road to the
footpath, and thought it a good.- time to
wreak his vengeance on his hated rival.
H astily seizing the club which he had pre
pared, he conealed himself behind a tren
till his unsuspecting victim was within his
reach ; then, darting forward,'with one blow
he felled him to the ground. Quick as
thought lie pushed afrainist the wall, and his
unoffending cousin w~as buried beneath its
Now, for the first time, he paused in hit
madtness, and gazed upon his prostrate vic
tim. His desire for revenge wvas glutted,
and a deep sense of his guilt rushed like ai
lava-tide over his soul. Frantically lhe call
ed upon him to awvake to life; but in vain.
The act had been committed, and no re
morse of his, though it sc~rched his spirit to
madness, could call him back to life.
" The wicked floe when no man pursu.
eth." And thus it was with Jgmes; the
rustling leaves above his head he construed
into sounds of approaching footsteps, and
fled that hour from his native place,
wretched wanderer. His life was misera
ble; everywhere the murdered form of his
cousin followed him. If he slept, his dreams
were filled with his image, and -waking, his
reproachful eye was ever fixed upon him.
At length, long years of toil and wander.
ing, together with a guilty conscience, un
dermined his naturally str-ong constitution
and he resolved to retan home, and seeli
the forgiveness of those he had so cruell)
wronged, if they still liv'ed.
Finding, upon his arrival at the tavern
that his strength wvould permit him to go n<
further, he stopped, called for a room, al
has been related, itnd sat down to reveal th.
dark crime lie had committed, as a smnal
atonement for his guilt.
He stated the misery he had endured, his
true repentance, and his earnest wish fo
his uncle's forgiveness; and closed with
request that he might be laid by the side c
*His request was granted ; and nowv, afte
the lapse of many years, tbeir graves ma;
>be seen side by side, and their story recoun
ted by the old, grey-headed villagers, wvh
still believe that their spirits linger round tb
spot, and lament the scenes of other days.
I r is easier to bring up a dozen chiildre
right than to reform one grown blockhead.
1 A good surgeon must have an eagle
s eye, a lion's heart, and a lady's hand.
VaYout is the season for improvement.
ANECDOTES o:r aeN I eCala .
A revolution in Poland ured about the
time that Jackson, was ing a war with
the United States Ban this conntry. y<
The Emperor Nicholas ted the unfor- bt
tunate Poles witub extra dinary severity, "
and wis.terribly and just, cored for it by ro
the press of this country. 'bout the same c
time the press was lheapin 11 sorts of abuse c
upon Gen. Jacksoin for op sing the re-char- th
ter of the United States nk. The Rus- th
sian Minister, then at asbington., was
greatly annoyed by the ab of his Emperor th
and master. He determin toappeal to the T
government to have the e remedied, and sa
collected from the misee neous press a Q
numerous array of artiel. bearing down Ti
very strongly on Nichola .'owing them to vil
the Secretary of State, an demanded that si;
this abuse should. cease, o e would hold ro
the government responsible 'nd the peace- m,
ful relations of the.two n ons would be en
interrupted. The. Secretar f State in vain nc
attempted to explain to hit the freedom of th
the press, and that the Ame an government of
had no more power or it n such subject bc
than Nicholas himself T1 Russians Min- th
ister regarJed this #a n e-reg ubterfuge, th
and grew very angry. He iallf.concluded nu
to appeal to Gen, Jackson lhmself upon the im
subject, and producinlg his. collection of sa
newspa1e denunciation, laid his grievances m
before the old hero. Gen.dJackson beard an
him patiently, and after he was through, ne
pleasantly, complimented him on his indus- V
try in searching the papers~nbut, said he, m
" Look over them again, an if you do not 2(
find that I am called tryant,rascal, fool, and th
all sorts of foul names, ten limes for every a
mention of Nicholas's name;I will have the be
thin,, stopped at once." This sort of reaso- th
ning threw a new flood of light npon the st
mind of the Russian MinAWtr. He then at
comprehended what the fre m of the press hi
meant in this country, and rdily perceived ta
that Jackson could not be. rpected to stop tit
the press from abusing Niholas, when it th
was every day boldly assailing himself. He of
accordingly dropped the subject. . N
The other anecdote descriies a thing that he
happened very rarely; it states how Gen. pl
Jackson got frightened. e)
This occurred soon after the attempt was ro
made to assassinate him, an event which nat- di
urally aroused the fears of his friends for his fr
safety, and they recommended to himthe w
utmost caution against exposing. himself to gr
any more such attacks. One afternoon he bl
reclining on a sofa in otie ofd the rooms of w
the White House, alone snking .a pipe. ve
About this period a new fg imuuster st
from Portugal we think, unaccutomid~ f -
Republican simplicity had arrived, and went m
up to the White House to pay the General pe
a visit. He was attired in full Court cos- st
tume, all bedizened with gold lace, &c. and to
wearing a swrd.' No one happened to be I
there to introduce him, and he found his w
way unannounced-into the room in which as
Gen. Jackson was lazily ruminating upon in
his recent narrow escape from the pistol of im
an arsassin. The sudden appearance of the th
Minister roused the old man from his re- pr
veries, and he gazed at the intruder with as- vi
tonishnent, not altogether unmingled with lo
fear, as be proceeded to bow and grimace at in
a desperate rate. Gen. Jackson could stand pc
it no longer, but seizing a chair brandished cc
it before him, and in a stentorian voice cried la
out, " In the name of God, who and what "
you I The Portuguese Minister soon man- at
aged to give him an idea of who and wbat
he was, when Gen. Jackson sent down to fe
his kitchen for a French cook, he had, to th
act as an interpreter, and in this way they vi
managed to have a satisfactory interview. tr
TN some of our towns we don't allow b.
smokin' in the streets-in others we do--s
and where it is agin law, it is two dollarsg
fine in a general way. Well, Sassy went
down to lBoston to do a little chore of busi
ness there, where this law was, only he
didn't know it. So soon as he gets off the t
coach, he outs with his case, takes a cigar,
lights it, and wvalks on, smoking like a furn
ace-ire. No sooner said than done Cpi
sesa cosal and says: ne ptt
"Il'll trouble you for two dollars for smo-. t
kin' agin law in the streets."
Sassy was as quick as a wink on him. g
" Smoking I" says L.e. " Why, I warn't a
"0, my," says constable, "how you talk,
man. -I won't say you lie, 'cause it ain't b
polite, but it's the very way I talk wvhen I b
fib. :Didn't I see you with my own eyes?" ~
" No," says Sassy, "you didn't. It won'ts
do always to. believe your owvn eyes,-they
can't he depended on more than other peo- t1
pe's, [ never trust mine, I can assure you. ~
I own I had a cigar in my mouth, but it was
because I liked the 'flavor of tobacco, but
not to snmoke. No sir, I wara't smoking' and t'
if you don't believe me, try this cigar your
self, and see if it ain't so. It hasn't got no i
fire in it." I
Well, constable takes the cigar, puts it in
his own mug, and draws it away, and out
comes the smoke like anything. I
" I'll trouble yo0u for two -dollars, Mr. a
High Sheriff's representative," says Sassy,
" for smokin' in the streets; do you under
stand, my old 'coon 1"
Well, constable was taken all aback,-he
was finely bit.
I" Stranger," says he, " where wvas you 1
B" To Canady line," says Sassy.
r "Well," says he, "you're a credit toa
yor broughtens up. Wo'll let the fine drop,
ffor we are about even, .l guess. Let's li
quor ;" and he took him into a bar and
rtreated him to a mint julep. It -was gene
Yrally considered a great bite that and I must
say I don't think it was ,ad-do youi
S" Mx. Sxrmr, you said once that you
officiated in a pulpit-did you mean by that,
that you preached 1"
" No, sir, I held a light for the man who
WuzEN JACK Jornss discovered that be had.
~polished his becdmate's boots instead of hit I
own, he called it an aggravated instance ot
" laboring (and confoundedly hard, too) un-I
der a mistake."
Yrom the Lexington secegrapn.
COLUMBIA AND HAMBREG RAILROAD.
MR. EDITOR-Sir: I see two articles in
mur last issue, on the Columbia and Ham
irg Rail Road,-one signed " G," the other
P. G." I think the discussion about the
ute, somewhat premature; but as your
rrespondents have advanced an error, cal
lated to injure the Ridge route, I have
ought proper, to try to correct a part of
em, at least.
Both of your correspondents seem to
ink the Ridge route scarce of timber.
hat is certainly a very great mistake, (I
y mistake, for I am assured my friend " P.
." would not wilfully state a falsehood.)
imber is abundant all the way from Lees
Il to Lott's ; there is timber enough within
;ht of my house door, to build the whole
ad between these points. I can furnish off
y own land, without the least inconveni
ce, timber for five miles of the road and
it a stick of it have to be moved over
ree miles,-and I am a small property
uer compared with a number of my neigh
ers: Nearly every man owning land on
ea Ridge, between those points, assure me
ey have a large surplus of timber, and
imbers of ther, like myself, regret we can
ake no use of it, as we have no streams to
w it and raft it away. Fine timber is of
ch less value in our settlement, than in
d around my friend " P. G." Two of my
ighbors, Mrs. M. 1}atson and, Maj. T.
'atson, have just girdled within. sight of
y window, timber enough to build at least
1 miles of Ridge Rail Road, and that of
e finest kind ; in fact, I am authorised to
y, by nearly every land owner on the Road
tween Leesville and Lott's, that, should
e road he located on the Ridge route, they
and ready and willing to grade and furnish
undance of fine pine timber, each through
s own land at the Engineer's estimate, and
ke stock in the road for their labor and
nber, and give the right of way through
ir land gratis, and then furnish abundance
timber for repairs and raising steam.
othing could sound more ludicrous to us
re than, "scarce of timber." Well and
easantly do I remember the bright blue
is that brought my friend on the " Ridge
ad,"-no wonder he did not see our splen
d pine forests that abounds every mile
am the Ridge to Aiken. And as for stone,
by I have enough on my own tract, of fine
anite, to build a small city, and it can be
ocked out thirty feet long if required. But
e have no use for stone or brick for cul
rts. It is not necessary to cross a single
ram.largp or small fronLLeesville to Lott's
-it is not even advisable. 'What then does
y friend want with culverts-to play bo
ep? It is not necessary to cross a single
ream large or small, from Lexington C. H.
Hamburg. I stand ready to prove what
say, if my friend will ride over tho road
ith me. Now, I know the country as well
the road, having certainly traveled over it
ore than three times as often as any other
an dead or living, and hunted over and
rough all the woods adjacent to a great
Lrt of it. The distance from River to River,
a Mrs. E. Watson's, Ridge, taking the
wer road, according to actual measure
ent and mile posts, is seventy miles and
rhaps a quarter. The deflections will be
nsiderable on either route, and to use the
nguage of an intelligent Rail Road man,
lie that talks of building Rail Roads on an
r line never built a Rail Road."
Our other friend " G." says, there are
w points on the Sand-hill route, more than
ree miles from a saw _ mill, and the landis
ry poor-fit for nothing but Rail Road
acks. Nowv "G." is correct there, cer
inly. It therefore may be termed the'Hy-!
-a Deserta route; that is, a succession of
irren sand hills and water courses. Every
ream must have its trussel and its stiff
-ade to get up from it on each side. But
is is not a proper timo for the discussion of
-ades,-the level alone can tell that cor
ctly. Yet this we all know, such a coun
y furnishes neither passengers nor freight
-but there are certainly many streams to
-oss. If you head Congaree Creek and
s tributaries you are on the direct road to
e Ridge. Why then turn off andl encoun
r the head waters of Black Creek, come
.umb on Lighitwood 'Creek, North Edisto
iver, Chinkapin Creek, South Edisto River,
haw's Creek, (itself a little river) and then
lorse Creek, or Britdge Creek, with theirI
vamps all the way dowvn them to Ham
urg? iThe Road, I believe, could not be
ilt short of seventy miles from River to
iver, and the Ridge route would not exceed
sventythree or four *at the outside.
I believe the latter can be built for
vo hundred thousand dollars less than the
rmer, and would most certainly be run in
ss time, because thero would be no trussel
slack up at, or bridges to run off.-The
~idge route would make at least fifty thou
and dollars a year, more than the other ;
would be fed by Lexington C. H., Hol
>w Creek settlement, Cloud's Creek, Dry
~reek and Mine Creek-all rich, and thick
settled on the north side of the Ridge
ad Edgefield C. H., with its back country
uite rich and populous, and a Plank Road
Iready completed. to the Pine House, (a
oint on the Ridge road,) and now extend
ag in the country back of Edgefleld.
It would have another feeder in the Ra
un Gap Road, crossing it at or near Lott's,
d which would be a pleasant route from
~reenville, Anderson, Abbeville, Cokesbury
d Greenwood, and the way from Tennes
esjn the event of disaster to the Columbia
tnd Greenville Rail Road, for what has been
ye may reasonably look for again, and the
litference in distance, via Lott's, will not
xeeed five miles, and one of the finest
idges in the world-for a Rail Road, all
he way from Greenwood to Lott's, and
-rom' Lott's Columbia. Is it possible then
hat any Company of intelligent men could
nake such a blunder as to take a desert
-oute, across a number of streams, when
ey can pass over a flue, level country like
the Ridge route, with less money, make bet
ter time and receive more into their treasury
when it is built, and, what is of greater im
portance, less danger to life and limb, and
. s ls. i,, repirs? And still another very
great auvanage, auunuaunce u mue mea ,
borers in the world, for our Roads, living on
i!, always ready for any emergency, and
controlled by their owners. Still another
advantage may be named, plenty of excel.
lent houses of entertainment. The last time
[ traveled the Two Notch Road, (if memory
nerves me,-true it is long since) I was well
red by " P. Q's" most excellent parents, now
ro more, and Esq. Weeks, but I do not re
:ollect another comfortable house on the
wvhole road.-I hope the country has im
aroved since then, and that " G." has ex
igerated a little to convince us of the great
abundance of lightwood in that country.
But if we cannot get a Rail Road, I sin.
erely hope they may. We will not play
'dog in the manger," I hope, to any one.
Yours truly, R. WARD.
The sprightly and intelligent correspon.
lent of the Winnsboro' Register, gives the
'llowing items in relation to the actings and
loings, and the progress of Young Carolina
it the Capitol:
"The proceedings of the House- are not
)f much interest. The speech of Mr. Keitt
s still talked of-and has had the effect to
-aise South Carolina to still higher position
sere. One feels it an-honor here-and it is
in honor-to have it said that he is a South
aarolinian. As one proof that Mr. Keitt's
speech was popular and contained sound
loctrines, it is only necessary to say that.
near sixty thousand copies of it have been
>rdered by the Southern members. He will
>robably make but one more speech this
session, which will be on the Nebraska ques
ion. Mr. Boyce, as I have before remarked,
vill make one, or perhaps two speeches.
Col. Orr, by his social and friendly habits
and disposition, has also gained many ad
nirers, as well as personal friends, and is
ilw'ays a welcome guest. He is considered
is being possessed of fine talents and, is a
1ui,;k and ready debater. Cot. Brooks is by
ir th3 finest looking man in the House, and
by his - talent, his congeneality, his native
born dignity, his extreme sensitiveness of
)wn honor, and that of his State, and his
noble n'nd generous disposition, is fast win.
ling the good opinion of his colleagues, and
ellow members. Mr. Boyce is dlready look
ed upon as a gentleman of decided talent,
keen pergeption, and of quick and correct
comprehension. He is sociable and lively,
treating all with respect, and stands well in
And the correspondent of the Charleston
" WeinesdayIfirst entered the galle.
ry of the House, but heard nothing which
impressed or interested me-for it was not
.ill the next day, (Thursday.) that Col. Keitt
Beshed his maiden sword, in a speech, which
e delivered with his customary grace and
eloquence. By the way, Col. Keitt is the
leader of the fashionable Hotel-Willard's.
There he may be seen at all times, when not
attending to his legislative duties, escorting
he ladies, dancing, conversing, and acquit.
ig himself so as to do honor to his native
state. Col. Preston S. Brooks and Mrs. B.
rre likewise at Willard's, where the lady's
beauty attracts much attention."
" Ion," in his letter from Washington to
the Baltimore Sun, says:
The Nebraska and Kansas bill is intimate.
!y connected with the subject of the Pacific
Railroad. A disposition exists in some quar
ters to make an issue on the question whether
the Pacific Railroad shall be made in slave.
Nolding or non-slaveholding territory. The
Central Pacific Railroad will pass through
the proposed territory of Kansas, and thia is
more likely to be a slaveholding territory,
under Mr. Douglas' bill, than Nebraska. I
am now convinced that a serious and corn
hined effort is to be made to carry Col. Ben.
on's project for his Central Railroad route,
and to exclude slavery from the territory in
which that route will lie.
TIhe Benton Railroad project, and the or
ganization of the Kansas or Nebraska terri
tory, under the slavery restriction of 1820,
are to be combined together, and will unite
an immense force in the country and in Con.
The same two interests above named will
also be combined to kill the Gadsden treaty,
for the reason that it affords an attractive
Railroad route at the South, and will add
two slaveholding States to the Union.
Thus the great questions of the day are
somewhat complicated with each other. On
one hand we have the treaty and two slave
territories, and a southern Railroad route;
while, on the other hand, we have the propo
sition for twelve non-slaveholding States,
each as large as Ohio, and one, if not two
Railroads to the Pacific passing through
Congress begins to see, what every'body
else sees, that, wherever the Pacific Railroad
goes, there will go the political power and
the commercial interests of this continent.
Mr. Douglas' bill will pass the Senate very
soon by a considerable majority. It is not
the policy of that body to detain it long, nor
to make it the subject of a general discussion.
The Cabinet, it is said, had under con
sideration, yesterday, the subject of Colonel
Gadsden's treaty, and came to no conclusion
upon it. They will further consult on the
" X," thue other regular correspondent of
the Sun, writes:.
A rumor having been afloat that General
Cass intended proposing an amendment to
Judge Douglas' bill, I take it upon myself to
say that Gen. Cass, as well as Gov. Bright,
would have preferred to vote for a clause
directly, and in so many words, repealing
the Missouri Compromise; but since Judge
Douglas' bill met the approval of the majori
ty of the two committees on Territories, and
since the bill is'now before both Houses,
Gen. Cass is content to vote for the bill as
it now stands, and prepared to support iLt by
able argument on the floor of the Senate.
This hint may be useful to people at a dis
You will have heard statements that cer.
taini Southern Senators wvill oppose the bill
on aont of the allened injnstice done bv
it to te inuians. i Dii, i WIuN, i rnup.: -
fancy than .a reality. I doubt whether -ay:
such opposition to it will really be made
Certain it is that Gov. Bell,. of Tennessee;
one of the ablest statesmen in theSenate and'
who has on former occasions 'opposed the
bills, will not .oppose its present form. -In
this, believe, 1can speak from the cards.
The bill will pass the Senate beyond the
possibility of a doubt.
There is no hope for the Gadsden treaty
It is, and must remain an abortion. If it
had remained a little longer in embryo, per
haps a superfcetation might have taken place;
but coming into the world "somewhatsauci.
ly, before it was called for," it is bound to= _
die, notwithstanding the clause reserving five
millions of dollars to settle claims, among
which I understand are some that were re
jeeted by the flint.hearted first Mexican com -
mission. The Treasury will not be tapped
that way immediately.
STOP THE SwDLER.-We see by the,, "
Carolinian, that a man by the name of Jas:
Phillips, absconded from Winnsboro S. C.
on the 24th Janusry last; with alarge amount,
of money, supposed to be about Twenty
thousand dollars, and which is thought to be.
in bills on the Planters' Bank of Fairfield..
Messrs. Fisher, Agnew & Co., have offer
ed a reward of Five thousand dollars for ,
his apprehension and the delivery of the
money, or a proportionate amount for.what
ever may be found of the abstracted money..
Phillips is described as being "about 5
feet 10 inches-in height; well proportioned ;
dark hair and rather inclined to baldness;
red face, and flesh marks on- one side of his
neck." - .
eHOW TO TELL A GOOD TrCaNn.
A gentleman from Swampville, State of
New York, was telling how many different
occupations he had attempted. Among
others, he had tried school teaching.
"How long did you teach I" asked a by-': -I
".Wal, I didnt teach long; that is, - only.
went to hire out." -
" Did you hire out."
"Wal, I did'nt hire out; I only went to
"Why did you give ittp -
"Wal, I give it up-for. some reason or
nuther. You see, I travelled:.into a deer
trict, and inquir.ed for the trustees. Some.
body said Mr. Snickles was the man I wan.
ted to see. So I found Mr. Srickles, named'
my objick in introducing myself, and asked
him :what, he though l g< uti 3,r ys
niilstti dhe' big boa an unay
in the deeirict. He wanted to kno6rif I -
raaly corsidered myself cap'ble; and I told
him I would'nt mind his asking me a few
easy questions in 'rithmetic and 'jograpey,
or showing my handwriting. But be said
no, never mind, he could tell a good teacher
by his gait.
"Let me see you walk off a little ways,"
says he, "and I can tell," says he, "jis's
well' I'd heerd you examined," says he.
"He sot in the door as he spoke, and I.
thought lie looked a little skittish, but, I was
consid'rable frustrated, and did n't mind
much; so I turned about, and walked off as
smart as I knowe'd how. He said he'd tell
me when to stop, so I kep' on till I thought
I'd gone 'bout fur enough; then I. s'pected
somtbin' was to pay, and looked round. Wal,
the door was sket, and Snickles was gone !
"Did you go back?"
"Wal, no-I didn't go back."
"Did you apply for another school I"
" Wa), no-I didn't apply for another school,
said the gentleman from Swampville: "1
rather judged my appearance was against
A WORD TO Bors.-Who is respected?
It is the boy who conducts himself well;
who is honest, diligent and obedient- in all
things. It is the boy who is making an effort
continually to respect his father, and to obey
him in whatever he may direct to be. done.
It is the boy who is kind to other little boys,'/
who respects age, and who never gets into
difficulties and quarrels with his companions.
It is the boy who leaves no effort untried to
improve himself in knowledge and wisdom
every day; who is busy an active in endea
voring to do good acts towards others.
Show, me a boy who obeys his parents, who
is diligent, who has respect for age who
always has a friendly disposition, and who
applies himself diligently to get wisdom, and
to do good towards others, and if he is not
respected and beloved by every one, then
there is no such thing as truth in the world.
Remember this, little boys, and you will be
respected by others, adid you wil~grow up
and become useful men.
AFFECTIoN.--We sometimes meet witht
men who seem to think that any indulgence
in an affectionate feeling is a weakness.
They will return from a journey and treat
their families with a dignity, and move
among their children with te cold and lofty
splendor of an iceberg, surrounded with its
broken fragments. There is hardly a more
unnatural sight on earth than one of those
families without a heart. A father had bet-.
ter extinquish a boy's eyes than take' away
his heart. Who that has experienced the
joys of friendship, and values sympathy and
affection, would not rather lose all that is
beautiful in nature's scenery, than be robbed
of the hidden treasures of his heart!
Cherish, then, your heart's best affection.
Indulge in the wvarm, gushing and inspiring
emotions of filial, parental and fraternal
love. Love God and every body, and every
thing is lovely. Teach your children .to
love; to love the rose, the robin; to love
their parents; to love their God. Let it be
the studied object of their domestic culture,
to give them warm hearts, ardent affections.
Bind your -whole family together by those
strong cords. You cannot -aake thern too
SH EALTU OF AUGUsT.-OUr citizens at h
present time are in the enjoyent f od
heath. By the report of the ity Settiai. -
itted to Conncil yesterday, wo learn that the.
number of interments durnng-,the at month
were only 27. Of-these 21 were whie and aix
blacks. Five died out of the city, and 10 wer0
nder the age of one year.--Constitutionalist.