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I Can Drifik, or Let it Alone,
This is a;stalldinig atllirmll:ationll oaf many a
young nan, as he sports on the edge of the
fearful precipiee', and froti this state of e
confidence, tihey, have takei all * thb steps
w'hich closed in a drunkard's grave. With
this excuse, says otte ol our coteiimlorarits,
tnore men have passed througl all the de.
grees of intlemperaice, until they laid ill the
churchyard, and have left in the unds tif
- the comtitunity in hviiel they lived the ktiowl.
edge, it not inscribed on their tmtines,
that they were suicides, that any other ex.
cuse that was ever offi-red in extennat inl il *
the use of alcoholic driiks. Yoitr mtn 11
knowv from observation antid experieice, th at
you caniot " dritik ot let it alone." If vot
drink at all, you will drink as oceasion oiers,
.and the occasioiial " .social glass Wi th
friend," as you accidentally iieet, with re.
.suit in seekiiig a friend to drink % tih, and
.evelituatv end in diinkingr as olten as it can
The oily safe cour-e is, not " to drink or
let it alone," but to " let it alo ne." Let the it
following be your reasois for total aiti.
lst. I kunow it is injur ions to ty haltl,
frotm this simnple fact, if I had till other iriol,
viz: no0 person iin healhby comiliito e;:i
drink a glass of alcolholie flior lor the first
ltme wvithoput feeleing- ane ed'-et 11pon1 the
braiin and tiervous system-in fact, withiut
becolintig lie it Certaitn eN tit (rutink. Co:. i
sequetly, atny thlig w hich throus A the ss ti
temi out of its iatural lealthiv action, Imiust
2d. I kiow that it is inijiurious to my ebh:ar.
1teter, because no respi-etable inanii can ie
in the constait use of it w ithout b-ing sonie.
3times thrown into the compa livof ithose far
beneath him ill morals and sta:ding il sicie.
tv. "A mian is known b*y the comnipattniy be
keeps," and the natural tendi-neer is to hiwer S
yourself down tiuntil the seales are evenly Ia
lbalatced with those who had len Cltr I)- aitt
sieath. I know it is inljuriious to onlet.ss ill a
can lbe fouind whoi wvonld emnpliiv a pesoin pi
in aily imlpolrtant buineitss t ransact ionts w hoIto
is ini the htnbit of usinig strtotg dink; ind uI
oin the other haund the* best recoinmietndation lor
is to he known as a tempera nce tmant. I k niw se5'
.it is iinjnrious ill a pecuntiary pintm, btecause att
a moitderale driniker, who iotify takes his ' eve mii
opener"' ill the tmorining, his "elehiveil o.elock' toIi
in the forenoon, his " foutr o'clnc" in the i
alIternoion, an td his " nighlt cap," e'xpeitds in~ of
otne year 91 dollars antd t went v-five cenits Iliei
andI in teni years thirteen hunidred anid six the
dollars and twenty-five cets. T'hose wholio
drinik two and three time~s aus ofteinmay add w
for thetiselves. I know it is injuriiius toide
commtlunities, because ill those whlere it is in
the most used, there is the tmost p.overty. I Thi
*cause it has catused imore tmurdlers, mOle sUi. for
-cides, tenanted moire pris-on. anid ahlns-houses, thle
and caused mo~re sighs and tears. auilnd made ti
more widows atnd orphans than all other Itrli
evils comubitied. Ithi i
- - --- rei I
PUE Wvr.n, 'ru- niesr Duttxx.-TIhere tas
zs tio axiomi of health iliore jii't than tha t andt
"men tnever have a true appefitite till thi'v erut
eat with re'ish any ordinaryv foodl." fti
told of Johtn Bailes, who hived to thie age tof i
one huniidred andi( twety-veightt, that htis lood, ami
for the m~ost partit, conit-tted of briiownbrea wbr
and cheese, and his daink of water :andi milk. spio
lie had b~uriedf the towns of Noirthl:lntonitit veitt
twenty titnes over, exceptinig thiiee or fotur, hi-u
anid it is said strong drink k illedf them all !. judih
Watter maunifestlyv is the natu ral becverage of r
.al atnils ; whole naitioris as the .\hahome-ic stea
tans atnd H-inidoos, use it utlonte as it beveraige anid
ansd, unilike aotheur driiik, it ill tnt saite the jusry
:apipetite, but the cotrairy ; indeed, it was
observed by I IyVpocrates, above two thuan
years ago, that wa-mter dr inker-s hiaie usually himl
Jeen atppetites. It is a fluid that requires tnE " D
digestion, for it is unnice'ssary that it shomulu
unidergo any chaniges; it is the niaturail metn- hiw '.
strumi that Iholds in solutiont boith w'hat is se5(lt
essential foir the heuilthy fuinctionis of' the afoni
boidy and w.hatl hats bieomte a refusi-e, after seeCir
serving its destitned office andl initeniiini in~ of he
the anitmal kinigdomu. Water, therefore, oh
from its cotngetnial quitieis, cant tnever mtsnelh sawt.~
disturb the systemt; anid whetn it tines, it is -di
speedily expelled by ntu iral out lets, tl~ he ikin rat
and kidtieys. It is told of Lord Hafirtfield,
so well known for his habits of strict disci. A
plitne and wahtebluliess, thatt his food wast Ii e
v.egetabile, and his drink water, niever ititul'. hiat,
ing himlseff in animial fond or v ine. . td live
Sir Johnt Sittclair, iin his work on1 longsvity
say'.s, in 'his accontt of Alary Champbeil,
then aged onte hsundlred anid fivie, that she "f h
preferred pure wa'ter to any othier di inuk, bow
A wager is a fool's argumtenit. it a
Nobility of Mechanics.
T['oil on sun.burnt imechanic. God ai
p!aced thee in thy lot, perchance, to guid
the flying car tl:t whirls on f&om sceie to
senie, or friend to friend; bind down the
arrillg? waves of ocean, tempest tossed, or
elill the red artillery of heaven.
Toil on ! Wit hout thy power, earth though
her sands were one vast Paetolus of gold,
wonki bie a Waste of the tinselled tears arid
ofitteing grief; and walt and woe, and
,jileidid lisery gleIam out from all her
tlenamiled mines. Rich soils would perish
ill their richness, and the fruits of seasons
cihangigl, die ungathered from the harvest.
oiil (III ! Jehovah was a workman too.
InI tIhe beginninlg God created Heaven
and earth," aid froml) cllfused chaos sprung
this perfect world, the petfect workinanship
of the eternal uncreated power. Up rose
the migitv firmamiet, and sullen surges
su% eit, submisive, tamed, each to their sev.
eral bounds. And there he set great lights:
tihe glorious still to bless the day ; the limid
moon to wear at nigiht the milder lustre of
the radiant orb. lie paillted ileavell 'with
inguling bue aod white, and in the vaulted
arch a illodest star peeped out, seemedby
tile majesty of sun and mo)n, like-a stray
li!ly breathing out its lore of meek and
blu.-1hing. loseliiness, in, thle gay tints of open.
ing huds a lId rieb voluptuous:blosson. ,
Wnderi there 4a wnied'another and a
third, til'lu3tering, cliigiirg to tlo.spaciotis
D.11n111py,, they. read il. the cal wmaters of the
C:, the stor y of' their radianrit loveliness.
From thencee a~s'urod, -heyv -fevar mil sun.nor
moon, but tntiihulfv distifttheir pernsive light.
Jid ocemi tossed -her creseent spray, atnd
mhiidd*e - retures of life carne
ip, mnd. flew :shd1e.th' earti, wingell ftls
nly(tbinis, atiWl great wail, dark empe.
or of thesA
And God created man !''Six datys.he'la-^
iored, and ilie seventh ie reposed ; avilide
1)m tile sea, the air, and all Ihat in) theipn
;, n'et l) a chorus of eestatic praise to
od, the first, the eternal architect.
Toil ln ! Drink from tie dews.that henv.
i diktiis: fragrant flowers, the bursting buds,
Ie blessed air, is untold wealth to the hard
'owed and bronzed mechanie. Rich cof.
rs brimg a snare, canker and heart corio.
n111. Godlli's wealth is your's, a .wealth to
hich decayinsgold is vanity and dross.
Toil oil! Proud peer and priice aid pe.
lilt, sage, statesmn:u anid priest, now clakir
e tribite of a tomb, which fain would man
-fO, sit above gat tinb, and weep to
wre wa.yV tile reedy orm ;,aid splendid
liensce and mlocking tears are shed above
v dlst which lies as Comm1111on :s tile pleliall
-rd. The grave is til( great leveller. Blest
ave ! G f rve o. tie tainned llechanlic ! A
ill: speaks from thence and willing ears
I y learn snme task, which montilulents of
11d have not a power to teach. Proud
Il1- learled nlll-go. sit above that tolll),
d weep to think that whlenl old Time sh:all
e, the sun gl down with wearilless, obli.
tio's Sldisull serge shall sweep away yotir
eatnless and your chivalry ; above " the
-'Tk litf matter and the ernsh of worlds,"
l- landiwor k of t(id's own nobsliemen lhall
e, illill-Ilable as time, while Time his Em.
V buids, eternal as Eternity!
P.u.rTr.vrioN or -ris HIEIART CRED BY
1. W.r.:it.-A lady, about 40 years old,
I sferertd for twelve years from periodical
licks of pa;lpitation f tie heart, so violett
t, hake tile bed oni which the patient. lay.
nrIg 11ne :attauck, feigthirsty, she ex
ed a desire for som soda~ water. No
II erl had0 she swatlowe'd the first draught __
en h~er palpitation1 left her,andl~ reenlrred no0
tre lnili theL period of the next ttatck. As
il as it commencel'd she sent forn her medlical
'ndant, anld tolid imt what had1( occuredl a
Ilth plreviolusly, anld requlested to be allowed
try tile s3111ne remnedy tile second timel. wh
colnsenltedl, bunt wishing to ascertalin whlaich its
tie ingredlients of the1 sodai water had re- o
-edl thle compjlainlt, he gave her a1 dose or thel
citrni: acid by) itself.-iais ha3d n1o effeet- prs
thlen galve her a do~se oif cairbonate of soda, iGr.
ich also1 f.iile'd. lie thlen mixed the pow. o
s, an1d galve her some ordinary sodaI water, t'
sinlg hlis hiantd at the samie timie on her heart.et
mloment she swyallowted the first, moluthftulb
pa lpitaltionl cease~d, an ld recurred no more b
thalt time". From1 thiat period, wheneve
palpfitationl camne on, sheO could always
sit by3 thits simple remedy. it appears, an-i
ii the expe.rimnits mlade by medical meni, las
Calrblonic acid was the active element in thui
vy~in~ the comlallinlt, bcause15 unltil tite "I
was libserated bly tile nixture ofleitric acid 11:"
thle carbnlllat of soda, no benefit ac- n""
ed.-Journa:l of IlJealth.Po
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ATItERl PE~nAL.-A witness was ex-''t
ned before a jndge ill a case of slander, hats
Irequired hlim to repeait the precise words Thi
(Cen. Thle witnless hesitated until lie ri. r
L'd tile alttenitioln of thle whole court upon anyl
then fixing his eyes earnlestly on the G 're
eC, ihe began : " M~ay it please your lhon.- elev
on~l lie, and1( steal and1( got your mioney by and
ilg !"-The face oIf tile judge reddened, in h
iie ilunediately excilimeld, " turn to the sighl
SE E SA w.-" Brudder Pete, did you seetoh
se', det log aifore you saw himt sawt it ?' t"
unlinlterle~ctua1l stupendity of somie lii. shon
is perfectly inlcredfulous-why. ef'l seed
saw it alone I satw hinm see it, it's a con-ni
ilntiall ensuranice labit he staw he sawed itDp
heC saw" he seed it ; but lie couhd't helprm
'lhe sawt it afore hie sawt he sawed it, forIt0
sa1wt Se swell afore he saw de seemfio'
ec sawin, conseguiinchiily bie must a ruty
d it aifore he seed it, which is obsurdly I""h'
refo re I did see it afore I saw it ; quoddy ren
emona strandu!lm. cedi
Y~tatxxx down eaist has made the grand "'
very, that a window glazed with old "yr'"
is at sure indtientioni, that the occupants arter
seen a rum11 bottle. kgB
niIs you see a1 yoIungI wtomafn juist ottt sCeem,
-dl a nin~e ('clock, le~aninlg wtith her e'l- (If hh
upon11 tihe table1, ga sping and11( sighing, I the si
dear, how awfully, I feel"-rely upon ands
n will not miakemi goodmmie..;r
AT the request (if a lady.friend of highly cultivrated
taste, we re-publish the following verses which ap
peared some time ago in the Southern Literary Ga.
:ete. Thiey are from the pen of PAUL 11. IITAvN:, a
ouing Charlesatn poet of considerable merit. nnd one
o[ the chief poctiail contributors to the Smthern Lit.
erary Messenger, of Richmond, Va. We call the nr.
tention of our poetry-loving renders to the piece, which
THE REALM OF REST.
Within the realm that Nature houndeth,
Are there balmy Shores of Peace,
Where no Passinn-inrrent soundeth,
And no Storm.n ind seeks release;
Re-t they 'mid the waiters golden,
Of some strane. nntrnverled sea,
Where soft Iaileyon winds have stolen,
Ling'ring round them slumb'rously:
Shores begir by purple. bnzee.
Varying with pale. m-ilowe-C hesnsm,
Whose dim curtains slhrond the mazes
. Wandering throtnglh a realm of dreans:
- Shores. where Silire wons Devotion,
Action faintts, and Echo dies;
And each Peace-entranced emotion
Feeds ota qutiet mysteries.
If there lae, oh ! guarlian Master!
Genius of my If.- and fate,
-lear me fromtn the world's disaster,
Throngh tat kingdom's voiceless gate:
Let me lie beneath its willows,
Oa'the fragrant. flowerng strand,
Lalled ta sleep by muranurons illows,
Faint with.airs of Elfin-land:
Slumber, dim with faintest drenmings,
Deep that knows.no pnswering deep,
* Unprofanei h liantiminaeemings,
Wiie bii b-tve the sool to weep:
Noiseless, titmeless. htalf forgetting,
3Mar.1liis ldeei Elysian he,
WhilN yet heavetlier tides are setting
Inward from the ro3eate Sea.
Soft to miAe, a voice is calling,
Sweet as music-winds at night, t
Gently'sighing, faintly fallinge,
From some wondrous mystic height :
And it gives my heart ass urance
Of the land I long tee knoaw,
Nerving to a fresh enduraance 0
'Neath the present weight of wo:
"There's a realm thy footsteps nearing, le
(Tlat the voice to mine replies.)
Where the heavy heart's despairing Ct
Gains its rest anl sattps its sighs : to
'Tis a realnm imperial stately,
RIfoge of dethroned years:
Calm as midnight towerit greatly,
. Through at moonlit mist of tears.
Thromth an Empire, freedom reigneth, os
Kingly brow nind subject-knee, ex
Each, with what to eacla pertaineth, et
Shainheritag ine Egaanlity: th
'Tis a sleep divorced from drenming.,
Deep that knows no answering deep,
Unprofaned by plantton-seemimgs, eo
Voiceless, wondrouis, timeless sleep.
On its shores are weeping-willows,
Acti-n faintet, atad Ecio clies,
Atnd the song of pystic illtows rip
Lulls t ith opiate symphonie.s;
But beside this murmurons Ocean, pa
All who rest repose itn sotth, pr
Anti n morer the stilled emotion ot
Stirs to joy, or wakens trutfi. tihe
Tho shal. gain this blegt dominion, "i
Thou shalt know this peacefi grotnd, F'
Shaded by Obelivion's pinaion, bur
Startled ly no mortal stuntl ; em
Noiseless, timeless, ALt..-forgetting, ei.
Shall thy sleep Elysian le, -
Wh' eternaal titles are setting scen
Inard frtem that mystac sea."
Ftttt TatE. Anevatt-ratigt, it
An article appearedl in the Adrerisecr elf thec 15th thec
reha, oever the signaature olf " PaIN~v Woons' nen
lh I desire~ bief ly te notice, natre ont accounat of the
ironeical atnd snteerinag alltasittas to the2 " libeatity" E"'~t
Gaeenwotod, tha fr oml~e anye fear thaat it will haave theis
least effeet itt deteanrining the lttent'on of the "'"t
jeeted Aiken Road. I feel sratisfie~d thaat tihe oef
aetavil'e anad Coeluamblia lRaih Iload Cotprtay will theci
step) lhr aside, to caonsult the prejuidices antd in- for
asts of e what heats e.tttribuated nothliang toe their thi~*
arprise, anad whao is (tnly kntown to thec Comanty, sMt'
hais fuss anid caomaplaaintts. fori
n whaat respect htas Greenwood so offended )1al
tasa W~ooos," as to draw froa hinm snehi taunets ble,
snecers ? Sihe may iinauoaao witha ther plae~ts, ver
e nanaty sinas tat answer fotr ; shirematy deserve tno- a
rg for the thotusands of daellrars spenat itt thec e ruse
eduientiont; shec nay deserve the lIatngmaan's
ter, for being ate last to strike thec fhag, iaa stab- 'esnt
iotn toe tyrany riad oppression, andt sahe mnty ntotes
ess ats amucha of tha e milk of i hmanar kinad ns as nari
libe tenaebes ;bait a chrarge of thte wvrant of ona ti
ernlity" coes witha a potor grrace farom onie wh'o they
received anothing hut kindnesacs rat her htiatis,
ae is bait onte mana livitag, and he at netar nad dear eo
ice, whto owes a heeavier debt of gratitude toe t
petiple otn eartha, than lee does toa the citizenis of*ti
:nwood. K'anwing hainm to lee a whiole-stouledi, ti
:r fellow, otae whao is ever rendy to rapplreeinate
eacknaowedge a kinadnaess, I atm sorry to finad huia rat th
s anew bornt zeal for a lail Rorad, see ior ltoose andt I
e f iais hetter feelings ras tat do injustice to hais froatn
character. If Greenwood htas oflendied ime, ?ook
dlit noit have beena mtore manly tandt amtre " fair'' andt<
yve attneked iatr directly, inastead o.f over thec theai
tiders of the A bbeville Bhanner ? Frienad suce<
rEY Woons' " nattle ef wvarfatre, entlis to naind prasse
idienat thtat occurred rat o!d Ninaety~tix (ntot 96 n'as I
>t) abot thtirty yeatrs atgo, whaih het no dtaubt halve
nmbers, as hte wats tiot ai hunedred mailes ofT whien a wit
-urred. Our commoarcn andl muchl esteemted ald Al'
I, .J. P., theo Schaoan-nster, haad two very tan- exter
boys ; (oe was appaaently too lairge to take the for tha
whie thettthter anal salaler atne, was ever girls,
'tad willitng to suabmeit, fair the sake of thec pre- whaiei
.fun. Oat a ceritan oceinsioan, both ofiTnded the fe
hie rules aef tire Institutioen. The teaeher was cated
&illed in~ schtottl rteties. Ifis rarmas as regrards feremt
try atal Icengtha, seemaed to inaive bean nmade nWee
the model of the old ruashionead Flajil, ianad ieis ceede
vere of thte Shainghani aerder, but he hade' never energ
ncountered a Gtelinhi, and the size of the ho(y or that
ydh tat inacrease. prari passu, ithl thte evidlenes beriang
i aniit. Full (or re'ources, hatwe'ver. hec pinaced 'if te
naller. boy int jnaxta-positiont with thte lrger, thae fis
atntding at tote resplectful na d istnnaee fttr his stiat- henrtd
the process of flagellation, and after the ends
juctice were fully satisfied in lis case. he brought I
long arms and legs too, into full requisition and e
feetually tried the spunk of the larger boy, by el
tending over to him about two feet of the extremit
of his rod. Finding that he bore this first fire wit
sn much Christian fortitude, he iwas encourared t
iVC him more of the same sort, until his authorit
a. teaher was fully vindicated. " Pasxy Woons
m-iy have learned his tactics in that sehoil of dim
cipline, and is now only experimenting upon &h
spunk of Greenwood. But let me a-sure him, the
while she may respect the bohiness of a direct as
failt, she can never hold in very high estimation thi
perpetration of an insi'dious blow over the shoulder
" PNEY Woons" professes to be " married to n(
particular route" and wants nothing but " fair phny,'
but his assertions, are so far at variance with li
whole article, that theawayfaring man, though a fool
will readily see that he is at least betrothed, if noi
actually wedded to the one which lie has taken sc
much pains to examin, and that lie has fallen inte
the same sin of unfairness, which he gravely charges
upon the Abbeville 1anner,-the only dffirence
being as to whose ox was gored.
lie says " we have taken the trouble upon our
selves to ascertain as near as possible, the distance
tio the-above places," meaning from Aiken to Green
wood, Ninety-six, and to Dyson's, as near as possi
ble,I nh ! Well, this is the very best survey that can
bc made, and we have no right to dispute his figures.
Rle.deserves a great deal of credit for this voluntary
let of kindness, and if lie will hand over his notes
*n President PEantI, honorable mention will be
iiade of his name in his report (of the Engin-ering
'). partment, and the expense of any other experi
nental survey, saved the company. " PiNEY
ioons'" I am afraid, however, has been so short a
ime initiated into the views of the G. & C. I. It.
,ompany, and has paid so little for his whistle, that
le has not yet learned lte real object and necessity
f the Aiken Road. And all his array of figures
till amount to nothing, althoug! 4 as near as possi
le" to his mark, unless he cnn also, make it appear
int by way of Ninety-six is the nearest route from
nderson to Aiken. As you are aware Mr. Entroat.
rreenwood has the honor of the paternity of this
ken Road, and if there is any unfairness or want
Lberality in the matter, it is on the partof " PiNEy
Voous," in not cheerfilly acceding to us the privi
of a Parental watchfulness over our own Bi-nt
nig. Now that it is filty beyond the birth. we
!rtaiily have a right to Ray where it shall be laid,
secure for it a happy :end prosperous growth.
THE FISHING PARTY.
Mr. EnrroR :-On lIst Saturday, the 'Monarch of
ir Villave School, according to a custom which has
b-ted fromi time whereof the niemory of man rum
'm not to tie contrary, laid aside his Ferule, for
e purpone of aflording to his scholars tl-at mental
axatioi. which according to St. John, is as ne
omary as for the hunter to unbend his buw.
Agreeable to sone previous arrangements made
tween the girl.<, and some of our " fast fourteen
tr-old boys," the day above referred to was set
irt as one dedicated to piscatomria amusements, in
ich the Village generally was invited to partici
c. The day w as such as fishermen u.sually call
Tpitious,-the clouds were spread like a. thin gauze
!r the firmaient, which served as a veil to screen
earth from the fervency of the sun's beais,
hoput concealing his cheering race from our view.
er and anon your cars were saluted with the
'sts of enthusinsin which the occasion excited,
bodied ini the well known phrase, " my life, these
idly days," an exclaniatiion which in our own
lig.-, is equivalent to aying, the wny fins and
le-s will sull'er this day will be a " sin to .iloses"
it an e-arly hour, the youths hegan to asseim ble,
asd in their Sunday clothes. They had all - I
lied their faces so clean that they fairly glistened
he sun shine-their hair "niicly" combed, and
r snow-white shirt collars turmn-d down o've r a el
fly tied cr-avat, shiowe-d that they expected othetrs
ec. than the masculino-gendler. The Pine llouse tI
d was thme plimce designated La the arenia whereinI
war of extermination agninst the finny tribej
to be condiict-d :a plnee well known to many
he older disciples of Walton, as having nflordled g
n siimilar sport in times of yore. As the hour
leparture approachedl, they all began to imount b
r Rosenantes, whose neighings and whiekerings Ithi
ied to dispense with the necessity- of trumipeters to
lie cavaleade. Those of the meore adv-anced in s
s aiid gravity, were emphloyed] in procnring suitai- an
~onveyancees for the girls, wu*dehh conisisted of
neat vehicles; something ini thme shape of a r
in with seats across the top, and seenmed to an- I tu
the puirpoise better thani any carriage the iie
lis' House" could affird. Abhout nine o'clock es
e mnoining. two such vehicles full of thme sweet- I se
uce-s anid lighmtest litarts that we have seen in n
ya dany, made thieir appearance in our streects' on
icir way to the Poiid above referred to, and as s
passed along. the old nmaid sighedt, and wished Ian
mad accepted tihe last off'er, whilst the old bach- og
scyes wvatered as he gazed in silenrt admiration
lie lovely scene that was passing before hi,
was hecwd to miutter something about the ex- ri.
of supporting a wire and family. rnm
itlmh'ut necidenit or misfortune, they all arrived i e
plinee of destinaiioii. A fter duelt prteparation, so
lie necessary assistance on thme pairt of the girls, ui
the boys, who of course carrie-d the bait, aiid -un
aff the fish, they all lauiiched forth ininmteaus *ihm
lug outs. A fter having agreed on the nme of the
rst fish, they proceed to wvet their lines. The ite
se atteniding their efforts seems to have sur- gt
:1 thitir most sanguine expectatiuons. So great ferj
lie havoc, that somae of the oldest neighbors the
conic to the co'nclusion, that we will never- see -
te crane in those parts again, up
out twelve ,'clock they le-ft off their work of !situ
ination. to discuss a handsome lunch provieled aim
occasion by the ever though ful mand pirivilent det
(blesse their little souls) in the participation of tor
thme youthful be'aux had a chainc to exp~ress wviti
clings which ngitate-d their pure and unsiophisti- hav
sou's, towards the sweet object of his pre-Ka
'c in this fair thironig. Ilaving finiishe-d this chai
ary neconmpanimnt of all parties, they pro- agi
I to their wor-k of destructioni with renewed Oni
y, and placing before the innocent iinhiabitnts whc
Pine House Ponid, those tempitationis whicheblhu
destruc-tion on many a muan, (the grtificatin as I
appetite) they- wenit on at 51u-l a rate, that asi
hi seint up ai petitioin to Olynmpus, which wais dlryi
anid cloud compelling .Juipite-r heing imov--d ly tI
ouians'an. bared his r,., an.:. ... I bi the r.ii
f - thinders roll: and had not the genProus host of t!
a Pine House give them shelter, they wou!d have fe
- his indignation in the shape of a good wetting. Thu
- ended the waltonian amusements of the day.
Y All came back hi-lbly pleased with the sports c
the day. We wish they may have many such, a
we believe that they are beneficent, nut only to ti
physical, but mental constitution.
IOnt TnM ADVERTI-ER.
U.NLIK v A SAIr, April 3, 1854.
berUnt Eorre't,-I will giv you one of my mis
haps. When I wus-ahout nineteen yers of age, I
deturmend to get a wife. I called on a pertiekeler
old frend of mine, fur his advice to chuse a wife.
Ile sedl " frend Em tak a yung lady with purty white
teeth, with good kountannnee. nd agreab!e dysposi
tion, and a purfect nowlege of doniestick af'ares, and
quic movement, and soshable and kinde, with an
Now, Mistur Editer, I had my eye on jist such
a gal, and hur name was Karo-ine. I no you will
feel fur poor Em, when you reed my unfortewnnte
mishaps. There is a sertin mysfortune in the wurl.
not usually innumeratid in the list of kommon mys
Daddy sent me to school, and thar I ganed sum
nowelge. Evry one sed Em has talent, but lie is
shy, awkerd, and kan not adopt himself to the ways
of tie wurl.1-is unnequaiated with he usages of
sosiety-but utherwise lie is good and clever anulf.
Such wus the genral opinion of my dilegence at
school and in the farm. I wus civil, obblygitg and
and honest, but ol, Mistur Editur, I wus so bashful:
and if kall on to meet a lady with civility and per
litenes, I bekamn ruted to the spat, speehCless and
stiff as a ramrod. Entiff po!itenes, ease of manners,
as they are kald, are concurns no less purtainin' to
life and lifes cumorts thian bred and taters. blany
yung gentelnen, as I hav oftin obsurvd, are greatly
wantir' in these.
Well, Miistur Editer, as I before sed. in my nine
teenth yer I wus led to seke the hand of at yung lady
who to othur qualethtkations, add bewty, vertue,
amability and welth. I wts to mete hur at the
hous of hur cousins, and aekardhioly an invitashun
to dine wus forwerded to me. So, I put on my best
Sundy sute, and made niyser as smart as possabel.
On reechin the door of the cousins hous, my -heart
begun to thump gainst my ribs as tho I had a smith
within my breast. " You're sonic what late." sed
he. I answerd in the affurmativ, and walked in,
makin twenty inklynashuns to look agreabel. Ile
wus wrightin a note, which lie soon finished, and i
looked wrond fur the sand box. A nkious to be of
survis to .hiiat, I roashed firwerd and,rmsed, as ill
luck wou!d hav it, the tukntant! insted of the sand
box, and pord the whole coitents ont hIts butiful note.
I thot I would hay fainted, and in my konlfushun,
dru my white hantdkacheir to wipe it up. " What
rmn erth are you doin thar frend Em,"' sel Ie, smi
lilt, and pushedi my hankachief away, quickly put
tings to rites, and then led the nvay to tle apart
nent whar the eumpany wus aseembled. I fol!owed
)ut with a trubbled sperit The room dloor opetied,
end I, an kerd, block heded booby that I wus, think
ng to show myser perlite and graceful, as well as
tiever and gallant, sprang forwerd, bowing rghit
mnd left backwerd and forwerd, scrapin fust one
ihot and then time other,iin all lireeshuns, and not
,ereevin a female donestiek just behind ile who
vus in the net -of dishin up a'pie, dashed my lied
vith such fo'rce Qgainst hur back as to send the pie
lying out of the dishe on to the floor:-and so with
ompiaments, duckin and bowin, bi-ndly advanced.
felt as tho'l was in battel and aboutto rush ott the'
nemys guns. What civil things wuis sed on the
art of the cumpany I no not, but kontinu-l like a I
rotten fool, bowin and serpin and ejackulatin
Your humble survant," in all direekshtuns, ut.i
ut short by aenuthier mishap. I had in theet, ret cited "
me pie whieb still lay thar. All at once mny unfor
tmate left foot wundlerd into the pastry, and in an t
istant tmy feet slid front uneder mue, anid my purso
il atnd perlitakail ballancee wits lost, anmd down 1 te
tnm, maenshurintg nty whotele length jutst five feet e
re on the floor, to ito smnall aelatrmi of the othiurs of P
e~ hntiin eumipany. In fallitn I brot downc two cheers P
htieht I had se::zedl htold of to save niysef, together It
li a yung laedy, and she and the two ehiers and |a
mr htumtble frend were all titnr on the floor to- m
ether. Andl gracius heavens, iitur Editer, it of
is my Katoline. I faited this time sure, anid wus tI
ot tew by camfer, cahld watun, anid the assutraneo
it atn erthquake had taketi plaece. We got up, d
matime. The codrsitn treated it as ant excellenut joke, tim
d they all lafedl mighttly, and I lafed tew, and fre- h
enitly steald a glancee at the oeokashutn of miy mys. be
tutne. ] seemdl to be enjoyin tmysef, but oh relis- te
rEditer, I c'uld hay wept-yea. die'd with sha~me
ii vexashiun. Never bereer and ntever sintcel-hav I
perenced such heart-trubbled, downt troedden, and ti
kly, fitinig feelit--hut, it katnnot tbe diseribed, re,
ser, nor k~tatnt be cotmplard tao anty uther feelin g
erthe. Why ser, I'd prefur being ramed inito ai ErL
ty' pounder, fair waddein, than to experence such | v
>thur hour of pane, anexiety, &e., as I did on that itat
At last wve tooak our places at the tabel. The or
sin wtts so gallant as to p!nee me next to Kathe- wI
e; but I'd rat her hen situated near a volcanoe attn
n by the sidle of this purt'y aind amabie creature i
entured onely to tak a rahpid glittee at intervals.
ip was servd wruand. tend Kathterinte otfferd me me
a, but heow could I accept it-she hur sef wius of
arovideid. Kaamplaments wus exchanged, bitt I siai
:dy foresawv that suim htewv eii would rise out of ghi
so abomnaible civilitys ;and lookin inmplorinly
a the face of tmy charmer, fergot the plate alto
her, nal itt endevoritng to dew like the rest, ear
tot what I wus arter, let the plaete slip, and pored an
konttents into Kathter'nes lap rntd oaver httr clathts 'far
eue in etndevorin hastily to withdraw the plate, not
et the reemainidir on miy ownie garments. ly w
wanshtun noaw, wus extteemnely unplaesant, tend I ort
nmered out sunidry apalygys, and. the guests en- | be
erd to caonsoele me, atnd a fresht plate wus handed I resi
rie. Aly pantanluntes wume ctumpletely enturatid 8tn
the egnfoeunded greasy stun;, and I couldl'nt Ihue
fejt iiurs if I hadet ben draped into..a jar of fait. Iti
haering was eabbkeeged to leave tltbjoeom, anal
ige hur'dress, but Saon returned anid.'iadeveredI
ni atnd agint to'excuse m3'sef as wiell as I could. ing
perseivint that site smniledl gt'aciusly, I felt sotme- evet
tre-asured, arnd be'gutt to brush the purspira- Vir;
fromt my face, not with miy htatid or the napkint hat
oughater donme, but with my pocket handlknehief, Stat
head inrirely (ergot the ink busintes : anal in
nig oaff the swvet I tubabedl in the ink so thorrowi-Ne
ait the whole cunmpany ivis amoased to find me of (
urted into rale blaekattore. Titerintg ann. roasno
c of lufter sueseded each uther, and perlitenes com
It pelled me to join in, and I did so hearta!y fur sum
s time, not noin why or wherro:e, untill I found that
sum of the ladys wus becuming alarmd at the black
nes of my visage. And now, Mistur Editer. fur the
9 fust time, I pureeved that my handkachief had got
me into a fresh scrape. In a!larm, I rose from the
table and cummensed a retret fur the kitehin to
wash mysef, and in so dewing, (havin inaddvertant.
ly buttened the cornur of the tabel kloth to my
waistcote, down ceurn plates and dishes, boi!d and
roast meets, sallad spiach, bottles and saltsellers,
fishe and f-ul, nives and Orkes, spunes and glasses,
all cuin rushin after me with a feer:ul crushin and
The guests on witnesing ail the good things thus
sudenly wihdrawn in ful spede after me, set open
mouthed and rivvited to the spot with astonish
ment. At fust I could attrybute the freek only to
withecraf. but the cousin springin forwerd and jum
pin with bonth feet on the kloth, brot it toguther
with the attached button, with a jerk which also
brot me to a scns of my situwashun.
And Mistur Editur, ever since that time I never
think of mattrimony without a sensashun of diszines
or gidiness in my hed ; and, the bare thot of large
partya always brings on a ft of fever and ager.
Yours, till dethEM
FOR THE AbvP.RTIREft.
Mr. ETron :-The communication of " A \'L
LAGER," on the subject of a Rail load from New
Market or '96 to A iken, has set our people to think
ing, and I hope has awakened many. of the Rip Van
Winkles of Edgefield. It is quite evident to all,
except some old fogies, that we are behind the age
in which we live. Edgeield is not now what she
has been. Why this change? All the important
villages in the State now have, or are now building.
Ra'l Roads. and what place in the State more able to
build a Road than ours ? At all of the Court [louse
towns where the " Iron Horse" has made his ap
penrance, the clattering of his car seems to rouso t
the slumbering energies of tie place, and the in
spiring tones of his neighing, infuses yew life into
the flagging spirit of improvement. We see real
estate advancing, houses building, ninny new comers
floeking in, and the village transformed into the M
town. On the other hand, in those places like on-s, 0
that are not endeavoring to put themselves in corn- r
munication with all mankind and " the rest of the t
world," real estate is depreciating, business languish
ing and population decreasing. E
Ye so:id men of Edegefield, old, middle aged and
young, now is the time for action; one man shoul-l V
not wait for another, but all should come to the r
rescue. We- have one chance atill leit for a Rail
Road, nIt'wWihiltrain o-uirreiealthewecan M
gvt it. There is a route from A iken via Edgefield
to New Market, which is the most direct of anyin
leretofore spoken of, on a ridge nearly the whole is
way, and only one stream to cross and that without w
restle, and a bridge not more than one hundre I feet t
ii length. From Aiken to Edgefield, all know to tr
e a good route, being level and abounding in tim
>.r. From Edgefield to Turkey Creek, near the hi
nouth of Log Creek, following the ridge between th
keaver Dam and Log Creek, near the mouth of the
atter and about opposite the mouth of Mountain nc
,reek, then follow the ridge between Mountain and .1
lcepy Creeks or Mountain and Cufc Town creeks, sli
til you strike the lathis [load, and then there is er
ridge all the way to New Market, and timber nr
nough to buial several Mail Roads. The distance At
'on Aiken to New Market over this route is about St
fty miles, b:ing from three to live miles nearer than P
ie route via Lott's to follow the Mathis ro:,d. . ei
Every man near this route is interested, I wou'd hi
serefore say to them to unite with the people of
.igefield and vicinity and all pull together, and TI
ith your united efforts, and a liberal subscription '
e will yet have a RAIlL [10.1D. c
HorE FOR CUBAN EXZLE.-A Havana letter ba
Sthe New Orleans Picayune says:,
A dlecree dated the 13th inst, is published, ex- m
-ading at commutation of punishment to politi- u
I lkfnders undergoing punishment in Cuba, u
orto Rico and the Philippines, remitting it fourth
art of the punishment of those sentenced to qi.
urn six to ten years imprisonment, a third ofhi
at of those sentenced to fronm two to six years, si
half of that of those senterced to from six of
onths to two yeasrs, and to the whole of that for
'those whose sentence was for a shorter period
ani six tllonthts. A proportional commutation (
tines is also ordained; and the benefit of the ria,
'cree is extended to fugitive absent and rebelii. afn,
is offenders as well as others, on their present- coti
g; themselves to the atuthorities. One condi- of I
mr of thte decree is that the offenders shall not full
re repeated thme offences of which they had cids
en convicted, and anoth.3r that it shall not cx. ope
1d to those offending after the arrival of the of<
ssel conv'eyinag it to the colonies. sist
RUSSA AN AMtERICA.-George Sanders, es-l, bul
rejected United States Constul at London, ivel
reived lately, it is said, a letter from a distin- erm
ished Russian diplomatist, intimatinig that! fror
gland and Fr;.nee w'ill soon become united ri- gol
Is to the United States, and urging the hatter drer
join Russiat against those twvo powers. The mor
iter makes uin adroit :ippeal to the comnhercial hair
bousies of otir country, and hints are held out a rt
the great service which Russia enn render the Peam
'rId byv re.establishmg~ Polish independence, J
by checking the supremrney wvich England chu,
m:pidly acquiring over other tnatiotts. lie also true
'Russia is the best friend America has at this toa
ment, and America can help her in the work ie
regeneration. America has money, and Rnls- I ,n
is in want of it; and no doubt Russia will be r et
d to contract a debt with America at the rate| re
six per cent.-not biy obtaining cash, but for mitti
hi worth in ships, and the means Qf keeping Tr
thme war with those who oppose her. America ,
build her ships to an extent, large and small, repti
A meica shiscen take out Rnssian seamenak
Ilhem, as passengers, and wvhich neither France actlj
England can prevent. England would break I or is
h France to-morrow could she go back to her!i eneci
rinal position with Russia ; but this she must iit ha
be permitted to do. if the world has a right to claw
rree ! She fears America, but she does not ni b
weet her, and I trtust the people of the United a E
tes are not blind to this fact ; and they never fee;
ia better opportunity thant they have at ever;
monient to teach England to understand her poist
HiE iIICHtoND Enqui rer says that the freeZ-: thin
weather of last week destroyed all hope of I oR a
a partial crop of fruit in that section of'
rinia, and it is to be feared that its effects ea
been equally blighting throughout the persc
- + -least
JOINT stock compatny has been formed i n
York to work the relebrated copper minesj IT
suiba, as soon as that island shall come into man i
ession of the Uiizd Slantes It bl
* OUR VISIT TO EDGEPIELD.
We trust our render will bear with us, while
we set down a rambling thought or two, upon
our recent trip to "Old Edgefield." To us it was
a most pien-ant one-on the whole road we saw
the evidences of thrift and happiness.-Farms
were being planted with corn and prepared for
cotton-fences were resetand fixed up and every
thing seemed to be moving forward in the labor
and toil of another year surrounded with all the
evidences of con tentment.-Commencing in the
neighborhood of Leesville, the country npt only
presents a high state of cultivation but almost
princely mansions meet t he eye every mile or two
for a distance of some 18 or 20 miles. Must of
these have been recently built, and our friends
there deserve the Railroad, in order that every
body may see them
At the Village of Edgefield, we found some.
improvements going on. A new range of buil.
dings has been put up, within the last three years
by Col. Christie, fronting the Court House. A
new jail three stories high, has also been lately
completed. This is a handsome building and
adds much to the looks of the Village. We
believe that the architecture thereof is from our
friend Dr. R. T. Mxtas.
The male ncndemy has been recently repaired
aind refitted and is certainly a very handsome
building. It is now under the charge of Mr.
Leitner as Piincipal, and in a very flourishing
The female academy has also been greatly en.
Irged and improved. It is under the manage.
ment of the Rev'd Mr. Raymond and his very
tecomplished lady, and is also in a very flourish.
ng condition. We were greatly delighted while
t the Village to attend a concert given at this
'chool by the pupils. The music was very good
is was the singing. In fact we were carried
lear aray by the singing of the little girls, aged
rom 4 to 7 years.
The very fluurishing condition or these schools
how the high appreciatior. in which they are
eld and speaks well for their patrons and the
On Sabbath while there, we had the pleasure
f listening to a very interesting and instructive
erinon by the Rev'd Mr. Raymond at the Bap
The odd fellows and masons together, tre put
ng up a building, which will be an ornament to
ie village. It is a three story building of brick
-granite foundation. The.part below will be
ivided into two large stores-the second story
riil be fitted up for a concert room and purposes
f that kind, while the story above will give two
)oms; the one for the use of the Odd Fellows
ie other for the that of the Mlasons. The cost
f this building will be some 815.000.
The Plunk Road from. Edgedfield C. H. to
lainburg is completed and has been doing a
nod bu.4iness. Another one extending from the
illage ii the direction of Chiatham's is being
ipidly graded and floored.
We musf not. forget to tentioi that Edgeteid'.
'freci~firnt hose sio riniqfity5d~dni o
only called grog-shops. We were at the Vil'
ge during Court, and did not see a drunken
-in. What a bh-ssing-and what good citizen
there, who would not be prond to see every
here just such a state of thiiigs. We learn,
at in Edgefield, both in the Villatge and Dis.
evt, that the strongest objection to licene
mes from those who, themselves lovQ the cril
. They have seen the happy results, fron the
eaking up (f the system in the village and
ev desire its destruction evervwhere.
Among the many kind friends we met, we can
it omit to mention our friend Simkins.-With
n we had many pileasant moments-and the
nte passed "right merrily." His good looks
ows that he has not beeni a stranger to the
joyments (of life, and upon him, " time has laid
heavy hand." "Laugh and grow fat" friend
thur, and may your shadow never grow less.
ick to the Adrerliser, and we are sure the peo.
will stick to Vou, for they eannot be othenvise
in proud of the man, who by his ability and
-severance. has given to their paper such a
h repittatiin both at home and abroad.
But why linger longer upon this subject.
ose happy nimeits are passed and gone.
th friends we haive pairted-dcad turkies, deli
us ham. dainties and strements vanish, and oh !
sad reality. we haive got baek on peas and
M:3ENSE LANDSPECULATIO.-AtJIhe city tax
e in San Francisco, httely. W. H. Jones'suold
v'ards rof two hundred and sixty lots in two
trs aiid a hatlf, goiing throngh the entire delin
mit list. One speceulator bought the two thou.
dihi part of an inch for $16; nuother the four
idreith part of an inch fur 8148; another the
centh of an inch fo.r $43 ;another the eighth.
im inch for 833; and another ahalf of an inch
l(tEEN VICTohIA FLESHtNG UP.-Qeen Victo
the gossip says, is rapidly filling in flash,
r the habit of hter family. Her bust has be.
ec very large ; her robe conceals the stoutness
ecr person, but thatt may be surmised from her
face, ruddy cheeks and unmistakeable and de
d doubIle chin. The dress shte wore, on the
ning of Patrliament, is saiid to have been one
x sranrdinnry richness. The royal attire con
ed of a body of silver tissue, the bottom of
ch-in lieu of a flounee-was a fall of silver
ion nearly a foot deep. A robe of crimson
et, with tippet and trinmmings, and sleeves of
ine enriched with gold laee, and fastened in
t wish a massive robe oif gold, with large
en tassels hanging down in front, covered the
s. Round her neck was a necklnee of di..
ds. Her earrings were diamonds also. Her
asm usual, was in plain braids, and she wore
h and very becoming tiara of diamonds and
AILBOAD SPEED.-A bill be fore the Massa
etts Legislature, to pre'vent injury and des.
ion of life upon railroads, has been ordered,
hird reading by the Senate. The bill limits
peed of traiins crossing draw-bridges to four
i tnd hour-the engineer being subject to
and imprisonment. The President and Di
ra are also made liable for knowingly sub
nig to a violation of this regulation.
HE deadliest and most abhorred of all the
les in Texas is the centipede. This is
ad of worm three to six inches long, ex
'like an enormous caterpillar; it is green,
owvn, or yellowv, sonme being found of
of these colors. As its name denotes,
s along each side a rowv of feet, horny
s rather. Imagine that you walk someo
aecross your chamnber floor, with naked
you put your foot into a ring, st'Nking
clawv up to the body in y our foot; that
nflows through each clawv, and in 2
tes you will have fainted in agony ; in
' more you wvill be dead. The deadly
cannot be torn away. It has to be cut
iid claw by clawv cut out. Even if it
I over the naked body of a sleeping
n without sticking in its claws, the
wvill pain the person for years after, at
so we have been told.
rs A doubtful point whether a blind
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