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"We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of -our-Lhberties, and if it must fall, we will Persh amidst the Ruins."
P. DURISOE & SON, Proprietors. EDGEFIELD S. 0., JUNE 27, 1855.
NEOS EPISCOPOS, Editor.
THE JEWISH RACE N0. !.
Nr noticing some of the peculiarities of the
'carnal Israel, we commence with-their per
onal appearance. Any one who is at all fa
niliar with these people, (and who is not I)
must have observed certain lineaments which
strongly mark and distinguish them from
their gentile brethren. The rule of excep.
tions will of course apply to them as well as
others. Climate, food, habits and various
things which more or less affect all races oi
of people, have some influence in varying
their physical appearance ; but the mark is
there, to be known and read of all men.
Whether you find them among the snows of
the frigid zones, or under the burning heat
of the tropics. Whether in the old or new
world, enjoying the blessings of freedom, or
ground to the dust by unrighteous oppres
sion, whether congregated in the great marts
of trade, their chosen residences, or scatter
ed far apart in rural simplicity, as to appear.
ance they are still the same peculiar peo
ple, readily known from the people among
whom they sojourn. Following up the same
general rule, we remark that they never in
termarry, and in no way become amalgama
ted with those around them. A feeling of
superiority, occasioned by their once exalt.
.ed position, of legal cleanness in respect to
.other races, is interwoven into the frame
work of their social and religious being
'This has been exhibited in all their history.
When they were few in number, and it might
Ihave been highly to their interest to ally
.themselves with the Shrehmites, (Genesis,
.34 chap.,) they rejected such overtures with
scorn-and violence. A state of slavery for four
ihundred years in Egypt, produced no change
in this respect. In the height and glory of
.Solomon's dominion it was the same thing.
The weary years of Babylonishcaptivity, in
.thedecline of their power and exaltation, had
no effect upon them. When strangers ruled
over them at the time of Messiah's advent,
Ak&^Wstema a a o tem far,
their conquerors was every way manifest.
-1 When the abomination that maketh deso
;late," the Roman army, invested the eccle
siastical city, with a determination strong as
,death, they suffered it to be stormed and
,plundered,but never surrendered; and instead
.of remaining there and becoming absorbed
.by the stronger race, they abandoned the
scenes around which clustered every thing
ithat was dear and holy to them, and now,
.after eighteen centuries of wandering among
-the tribes of earth, we find them still a dis
itinct and peculiar people. Is not this amaz
ing? Why, where are the mighty nations
,that in their turn, ruled the nations of earth?
Without going into very remote antiquity,
~where are the Romans that conquered and
,dispersed these peoplei Where are the
.Greeks, renowned in war, in science, in lit
,erature i Where the Norman marauders,
ithat invaded and subdued the inhabitants of
.merrie England i What have become of the
.chivalrous hosts of Castile and Arragon.
Where are the Red Men, io roamed in
ilawless freedom 'over our own hills and
~plains? ICHADOD is written of them all.
,Gone from the face of the earth, or swvallow
.ed up in the great human sea which rolls its
-wvaves over the globe, or sunk into political
dotage. But the tribes of Isreal, broken
athough they be, are still in fresh and living
~vigor, with the blood of the patriarchs still
-throbbing in their veins; a living, moving,
enduring monument of the Bible's truth.
Another striking feature in the character
of the Jews is, their tact for pecuniary busi
ness, and the nature of their property.
Nowv hero again is matter in which much
injustice has been done this people. Be
cause the Jeiv with all his disadvantages al
ways manages to make out an honest living
and in many instances, is able to accumu
late vast treasures, it is too often attributed
to low cunning and dishonest practices. The
,Jew, indeed, is shrewd and managing in hi!
trading operations, though we do not know
that this inay be ascribed to his national idi.
osynracy,aside from the circumstances whicb
,control him. They are remarkably clear.
headed, and apt in business, and any one ol
4his description, wvho has to live by his wits,
prill exhibit the same money-making talents.
~We don't know but the valley of the Con
umcticut can produce cases of money-making
zad business managing talents that will rival
those fromn the valley of the Jordan. But in
neither. case. would we attribute this propen
sity to eouveteousness or dishonesty.- It is
not a low or mean cunning which produces
the results which we see, but natural talent
sharpened and- directed by peculiar circum
stances, and hence' wvsfind such a striking
resemblance in this partioular. between Mfor
dicai and .Jonathan.
There is also another poInt of resemblance
between the sona of Jacob and the sons of
the Puritans, which we notice en pasuaau,
but a resemblance which originates in caus
es vastly different; that .is their wandering
propensities. The one wanders under a
curse ..willing exiles from their home. the
other under the spur or a spirit of gain and (;
adventure, is found in every quarter of the c
But to return, the Jew does possess a won
derful falent for acquiring property. It is I
said that a few Jews sitting behind their a
desks, have more influence over the affairs (
of Europe than all the warriors and states
men whose fame has filled the world.
Statesmen, " the applause of listening Sen. i
ates may command," and stir up the people
to attempt great deeds. Warriors may strew
the battle field with the bodies of the slain,
and unfurl their banners in triumph on the a
walls of conquered cities, but the pecuniary v
means of carrying on these things must be e
supplied, and ROTHSCHILD can do more in
this respect than perhaps half the House of
Lords. Go where you will and you find c
these people busily engaged in trade, driving v
shrewd bargains In old clothes, or controlling
the stocks of the country, and gathering
wealth about them. t
But as intimated above, they are peculiar s
in the character of the property they own. E
We once heard a gentleman who had been
a missionary to Jerusalem, and who had
studied the Jewish people closely say, that -
with few exceptions you never found Jews r
possessed of much real estate, nor engaged b
in any business that confined them to a par
ticolar locality. But that their property con- d
sisted in money or jewelry and other arti- 1,
eles of merchandise or stocks, and things a
which could be easily packed up and trans. a
ported or readily converted into money. -
The reason for this he stated to be, that
they considered ne part of the world their
home, outside of the Holy land. That il
they still lived in hope of the fulfilment of il
their interpretation of the prophecies, and
that their Messiah would come with power to
deliver them from their wanderings and op
pression, and " restore again the kingdom a
to Isreal." Hence they always hold them
selves ready to obey his summons, to wind up ?
at once their worldly affairs,wheresoever they
may be, and hasten away to enjoy again s
their long lost privileges, when the hills of a
Judea shall give back the echoes of the songs V
o(Sion, and irjncient paidogogy shall be
restored to its ormer glory. Vanity of van
ities is such a hope. May God speed the a
day when " the vail which is upon their
heart" shall be removed, and they shall be
able to see in Jesus a spiritual deliverer, d
who came to save his people from their sins,' s
and by the Gospel of his grace, " to renew s
again on earth, lost Eden's faded bloom." i
TO BE CONTINUED.
O IT was our intention to have publish- s
ed the article below last week, but it was C
crowded out. As we presume "PREsBYTER" j
will not object to an introduction to one of his ii
own " faith and order," we take the liberty
of presenting this writer to his notice, and 0
wish ,him'a pleasant acquaintance; at the
'same time commending the article to the
consideration of all the advocates of High I
From the Episcopal Recorder.
APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION. F
Messrs. Editors: A fter reading your late
extracts from Barrow on the succession of
the apostolic office, it occurred to me that it t~
might be useful to r-how that our church
teaches nothing inconsistent with that opin
ion. We must distinguish between wvhat is C
technically termed " Apostolic succession,"
and the ascertion that Bishops are the suc
cessors of the 'Apostles. Something that
goes by the former name we all recognize,
but for the latter statement there is no foun
dation, either in Scripture or our standards."
The chief officers of the Church hear the
same relation to the Apostles that the gov
enors and judges of our States bear to thet
original framers of the Constitution in one
aspect, while in another, both may have been
administrators of the laws. i
In this latter respect all ministers of Christ
may be considered successors of the Apes. a
tIes with this important difference, that the
Apostles had original and inspired jurisdice
tion, while that of the subsequent ministry ,
is derived and fallible. Nor does the Prayer I
Book teach more than this.
The rubric prefixed to the ordinal is mere
ly declarative of the fact which no Episco-(
palian disputes, that Holy scriptures and an- 1
ient authors-not Holy scriptures alone, as a
Bishop H. U. Onderdonk attempted to prove e
-render it evident that there have been from a
the Apostle's times three orders of the min- e
istry. See the collect in the Office of lnstitu- il
tion, " Most gracious God, wvho of thy wise f<
proidence hast appointed divers orders in a
thy Church." "They are not appointed by a
the authority of a divine command, so as to hi
make departure from them for sufficient t<
cause a positive sin, but. by God's 'wise ti
providence,' just as in the governments of d
States ' the powers that he are ordained of I
The next collect contains, [ believe, the b
only instance in which the phrase " Apostol. 3
ic succession" occurs in the Prayer Book, E
and it is often triumphantly .pointed to as -
closing the question of a succession of the P
A postolic office to Bishops, so far as our
Church is concerned. Let us see. It reeds 3
"0O holy Jesus, who has promised to be with
the ministers of A postolic succession to the
end of the world, be graciously, pleased to
bless the ministry, and service of him. who is a
now appointed to offer the sacrifice of prayer C
and praise to thee in this house, &c.'
Now here is no A postolic succession of
Bishops even alluded to, save in common
with other ininisters. It is not the Bishops V
ill ministers) of Apostolic sueession." Nor
an there be any doubt of its inclusion of
resbyters and deacons, for it occurs in the
Iffice of Institution, an office for settling
'resbyters over Churches. The " Letter of
astitution" provided in the same office, is
ddressed " to our well beloved in Christ,
,. B. Presbyter, greeting." If any one still
olds that Bishops are the successors of the
postles more than any other ministers, he
could acknowledge that it is a mere opin
n of his own not authorized by the church.
'Trhe text .referred to in the collect, " Lo !
am with you always, even unto the end of
ae world," as applied by Bishop Hobart and
iany others to a succession of the Apostol
te, is certainly the smallest capital- upon
rhich such an investment of opinion was
ver made. Its true meaning as contained
i the 98th hymn for the "Ordination and-in
titution of ministers," not merely of Bish
ps, and this is precisely accordant with the
ollect already adduced from the same ser
ice. . A SUCCESSOR TO THE APOSTLES.
[The authoritative quarter from which the
hove springs, enables us to call the atten
on of dur readers to it the more unhesita
ngly as exhibiting the sound view of our
tandards on this interesting question.-Ed.
SABBATH BREAKER. A MESSAGE FROMGOD
"An infidel young man once mockingly
emarked, when reproved for neglecting
ublic worship, " I always spend my Sab.
aths in settling accounts." A friend imme
iately replied, "You will find, sir, the day
f Judgment will be spent in exactly a simfi
ir manner." Yes, the Day of Judgment is
pent in seuling accounts; and oh! what an
ccount is yours. God has said, "Remem
er the Sabbath Day to keep* it holy." He
as specially set it apart for holy rest-for
rayer and praise-for meditation on the
ast, anticipation of the future; but by you
is neither remembered nor sanctified. It
made a mere day of business or amuse.
ent, in which "you do your own ways,
nd your own pleasures, and. speak your
" In thus acting, you are not only dishon.
ring God, but you are guilty of the basest
igratitude. Take the homely illustration
f a poor but pious man. In reasoning with
Sabbath.breaker, he said, "Suppose I had
een hard at work all the week, and earned
even shillings; and suppose I met a man,
nd gave him six shiilings out of the seven,
hat would you say to that I" "Why, I
ould say that you were very kind, and that
ie-graoughst b'"be thankfuk " Well;but
uppose he was thereafter to knock me down,
nd rob me of the other shilling, what then I
Why, then, he would deserve to be hang.
d." " Well, now, this is your case. 'Thou
rt the man. God has freely given you six
ays to work and earn -your bread, and the
eventh he has specially reserved forhis own
ervice and glory, and commands us to keep
holy ;. but you, not satisfied with the six
ays God has given, rob him of the seventh.
Vhat, then, do you deserveI" If you can.
ot answer, God does it for you; for he
aid to him who was found doing his work
n the Sabbath day, " The man shall surely
e put to death," It is true Sabbath-break.
)g is not now inflicted as of old, yet a more
wful, because an eternal judgment, shall
)llow in the world to come-even the sec
rd and eternal death. This death, unhap
y sinner, awaits youi, unless sovereign mner
y, through the blood of Christ, prevent.
a no oilher way can you escape the wrath
acome. Then offer up in faith the publi
an's prayer, "God be merciful to me a sin
er," for 'thiere is forgiveness with God that
e may be feared." Arnd rest not until you
an call the Sabhath "a delight, the holy of
'c Lord and honorable."-Southern Presby
HoNoR THy FATaxa.-There are some
ildren wvho are almost athamned to own
heir parents because they are poor, or in a
>.w situation of life. We will, therefore,
ive an example to the contrary, as display.
d by John~ Tilotson, the famous Archbishop
f Canterbury. His father, who was a
ery plain Yorkshireman, one day came to
le mansion in which his son resided, and
nquired whether John Tilotson was at
onie? The servants, indignant at what
iey thought his insolence, were about to
rive him from the door, but the Arcbbishop
earing the voice of his father, came running
ut, exclaiming in the presence of his aston
bed servants, " It is my beloved father!"
nd falling dowvn on his knees, asked for
is blessing. Obedience and love to our
areiits is a very distinct and important com
nnd of God, upon wvhich he has promised
is blessings, and his promise never failed.
GooD DoCTRINE.--Have you enemies?
~o straight on, and mind them not. If they
lock up your path, walk around them, re
ardless of their spite. A man wvho has no
nemnies is seldom good for anything--he is
made of that kind of material which is so
asily worked that every one has a hand in
.A sterling character--one who thinks
>r himself, and speaks what he thinks,.is
Iways sure to have enemies. They are
a necessary to him as fresh air; they keep
im alive and active. A celebrated charac.
~r, who was surrounded by enemies, used
>remark : They are sparks which, if you
o not blow, will go out of themselves."
,et this be your feeling, while endeavoring
, live down the scandal of those who are
itter against you. [f you stop to dispute,
ou do but as they desire, and open theavay
>r more abuse. Let the poor fellows talk
-there will be but a reaction, if you
erform but your duty, and hundreds who.
ere once alienated from you, will flock to
ou and acknowledge their error.
A drunkard once reeled up to Whitfield,
ie great Methodist Reformer, with the re
iark, "Mr. Whitfield, I am one of your
nverts." " I think it very likely, brother,"
id Whitfield, " for I am sure you are none
Tu best government in the world is thaat
-here the laborers receive high wvages, and
ie public officers onv saieis.
Eofl Ay mAIRm.
The two wentoutfor s'welk one day,
But they couldn't keep long together;
For despair full sooii had eommeneed her tune,
Of grumbling abut.t weather.
But Hope roamed still odir heath and hill,
And low to herself kept humming
" Tho' the way be drear,_I have naught to fear
There's a better time acoming."
Despair sat down inaided gown,
And she looked both lea' and lazy-,
And 'tis said that theywho chanced that way,
Declared that she had gone crazy.
But hope went dressed in her very best,
And her soft, sweet voice kept humming
" Tho' fortune frown, I am not east-down
There's a better time a-coming."
The sun shone out, butDespair, in doubt,
Expected a storm to-morrow;
And so she went in her discontent,
Bowed down in needles sorrow.
But Hope was gay through the live-long day,
And with her merry tones kept humming
" Tho' they sun may set, will ne'er forget,
There's a better time a-coming."
The storm-cloud came, and Despair, the same,
Was greatly distressed about it ;
The sun, she said, had forever fled,
And she couldn't live without it.
Hope felt the storm, but her heart was warm,
And her voice with the.winds kept humming
" I fear no harm, and no alarm
There's a better time a-goming."l
And so, my friend, until li shall end,
What silly despair deems frightful,
In a light more true with a higher view,
Will seem unto I pe delightful.
Then let as beware of thus same Despair,
And listen as Hope keeps humming
And though ills befall, let us think for all
" There's a better tine a-eoming."
ADVICE TO AYOUNG GNTLAN LOOKING FOR
A WIl. .
If you, my friend, would have a wife,
To cheer the gloomyhourm of life,
And give you constant pleasure
The following useful maxims mind,
And you in time mpyope to find
This dear, deligbtfuiltreasure.
First, look for one tha&' young and fair,
With countenance oi8 of care
And foolish affeetaz~ r
- For one 9 Egloof
Will make you angry with your doom,
And give you sad vexation.
Be not, like common lovers, blind,
But all her words and actions mind,
And judge them sincerely ;
For if you form your choice at once,
And she should prove a slov'n or dunce,
You will repent sincerely.
Let solid sense her mind inform,
Let gentle love her bosom warm,
Yes, let her love you truly.
Let her be void of foolish pride,
Let modesty her actions guide,
Or else she'll prove unruly.
Her temper should be all serene,
Free from extremes of mirth or spleen,
With no wild flights encumber'd,
For one that now is mad with joy
Then sad or sullen, will destroy
Your peace with pengs unnumber'd.
Watch how her leisure hours she spends,
And if with wise and virtuous friends,
In cheerful conversation :
If at due timo instructive page,
In search of truth, her thoughts engage,
glistenwuz $td n4
-THlE TWO BIDALS.
POETRY YET IN THRE woRLD.
Trhe winding.up of a romance in real life
as ritcently taken place in the quasi-offecal
world of Paris. Thus runs the story:
At a Court Ball, some twenty years since,
young officer of the French cavalry met
and was charmed by a beautiful English
girl. He obtained an introduction, and
danced with her as often as he could, wvith
out challenging the remark of His Grace,
he young lady's papa. -Our hero wvas hand
ome, amiable, witty, and in every way a
person to win the good will of the fair sex.
e was of a good family, and the aristocra
i de. affixed to his name, although he could
ost no patrimonial estate.
The young lady was of England's privi
lged class-both noble and wealthy. This
owever, our lover did not know when first
e bowed before the charms of her beauty.
Love begets love, and women are grateful;
and the fair girl returned the young soldter's
evotion. They met often-how or where
we cannot say; Paria is large, and English
customs are convenient for young people.
This was all charmingly agreeable but un
satisfactory ; for theirs' was a flirtation with
aserious intention affixed to it-marriage!
At length our heroine discloses her wishes
toher parents. They are horrified; their
dughter marry a Frenchman, merely a
eutenant, a man without estate ! It is not
tobe thought of. ~She li'stens to their decis
in in tears. A first weakness passed, how
ever, she feels nature's dictate and the
srength which love gives. She next boldly
and frmly declares to her pareats, that she
lves the young officer with her whole heart,
and him alone will she marry. That if they
will not permit her to judge of her own hap
piness, she~ can wait dbtil she is of 'age,
when the clergyman may marry them with
out parental leave.
My Lord and My Lady are made con
ious that their fair and gentle daughter baa
awill of her own, and* biso a patient deter
mination to gratf'y tha't will. They come
toa parley, and enter into negotiations with
te young people.
The lovers ae to be seaatedA -r twa
years-it shall not be considered an engage
ment-and the young lady shall receive the
addresses of other suitors.
On the other band, the lovers are to be
permitted to correspond, and if they remain
lovers at the end of two years, they shall
marry with full consent and approbation.
The - young lady consoles her anxious
lover with assurances that her love is un
changing, and that the two years absence
will only serve to prove' their affection for
eacb other and endear them to one another
They part. The English party return
home. During a month they exchange let.
ters daily-and such letters! Of what a
length, and how full of terms of endear.
ment! How poor language seemed to them.
. But, one day, our fair heroine listened,
listened in .vain for the accustomed post
man's knock, so well known to every Lon
doner. He-came not. The next passed,
and the next-and no tidings; and thus
many days passed, and brought disappoint.
ment only. Weeks lengthened into mouths,
and no letter cheered the sick heart of the
poor girl. The third month came round,
and hope became faint; then "My Lady'
condoled with her daughter, upbraided the
young soldier, and urged the acceptance of
Lord--, a suitor for her hand. " It was
thus that a true English heart should resent
an insult." Three months more pass.
Meanwhile, the unhappy damsel writes let
ters, and sends them in every possible way,
in the hope of obtaining an explanation of
this long silence. None come; doubt be
comes conviction-she is deserted. She
stifles the love in her heart, and pride comes
to aid her self-respect. Having no longer a
desire of her own, she yields to that of her
mother. " My Lady," I will marry Lord-;
but since I have so decided, let us be marri
It was done. Fifteen years pass by. Our
heroine is a widow ! Five years more and
"My Lady" lies ill unto death.
She calls her daughter to her bedside, and
confesses that she had detained the letters
of the young officer-that he had been faith
ful. The proofs of it were by the hundred
in such a desk.. "My Lady" dies. Our
heroine seeks those letters of the lover of
her youthful days, and finds heaps of his,
and also those she had written in the vain
hope of obtaining an explanation of his si
Twenty years of disappointment were
forgotten in reading the ardent expressions
of affection and devotion which they breath
ed&+ She was young agiin and heart hat
'iiodwino care; W1was the4pr'ifii
her life. She took those letters with her
and went to Paris.
She sought information of the Minister of
War, of him who was Lieutenant in the
cavalry in 1834. The authorities replied
that the Lieutenant of that time was now
commanding-General, and that he was sta
tioned in one of the southern departments.
The widow wrote to the General that she
was at Paris, and desired to see him. He.
obtained leave of absence, and hastened to
meet the lady.
All is explained and our lovers are marri
ed. To be sure, the. General is no longer
young; but his manners have the same
charm and his elegance and style lessen his
apparent age. The lady carries her inad
missible forty years as if they numbered but
thirty. The latter twenty years of their
lives are likely to be happier than either of
INFIRMARY, OR hOSPITAL FOR SICK NEGROES.
For some time past we have been publish
ing the advertisement of the Drs. Campbell,
in relation to their enterprise in Augusta;
but until this issue wve have not been pro.
pared to give them such a notice as they
deserve. We defered calling attention to
their advertisement, because we desired, be
fore doing so, to call and examine the premi
ses that we might he able to speak the truth.
We believe from the facts stated in the ad
vertisement, and the known skill and gener
ous impulses of the proprietors, that the
enterprise was one of great importance to
slave owners, and calculated in a very high
degree, to relieve suffering humanity of
many of the ills that flesh is heir to. Under
this impression, we took occasion a few days
ago to visit and examine the building and
its capacity for the accommodation of the
sick, wvounded and mafmed, and it gives us
pleasure to state, that we found every thing
connected with the hospital and manage.
mnt worthy- of the -high purpose of its
founders. The building is large and com
modious; the departments all remarkable
confortable, and conveniently arranged;
well ventillated, and amply furnished with
beds, matrasses and all the ~appliances desi
rable for the sick chamber, even to cold,
warm and shower baths. Every thing, in
fact, that could administer comnfort and ease
to the sick, may there be fouuid, while good
and attentive nurses, with skilful and con
stant medical treatment-if it be ,necessary
-renders the enterprise highly creditable to
its projectors, and, should recommend it to
the favorable consideration of the public.
The slave owner cannot fail to observo the
great advantages to be derived from such an
institution; if his negro is sick, or has a
limb broken, or a joint seriously injured, or
Iis seriously hurt in any way, he may find in
this hospital all the accommodations, and
medical and surgical assistance that may be
necessary to his restoration and recovery,
and all for $10 per month for board and
nursing, and the ordinary rates of practice
for medical treatment or surgical operations.
Tho advantages of such a nursery are three
fold: first, the owner is relieved of all the
trouble of nursing, the detention from their
wdrk -of suitable nurses, the sending for
phyicians, and the dangers of the disease~
spreading through his whole stock of ne
groes; second, at this hospital his sick ne
gro has better accommodations, better nurs
ing, and more careful medical aid than he
can possible have on the plantation or in
the negro hut; and third, in an economical
point of view it is by far the cheaper mode
of treating sick negroes; the time of a nurse
.t home, .nd that of sending at (requent
intervals for physicians is saved; the patient,
if at all, is restored to health much earlier
in the hospital than he can be where indiffer
ent nursing and careless medical attention
is given him: and' finally the Doctors bill
will not be so large, for while. it is the duty
and the practice of the surgeon or attending
physician to see all their patients every day,
yet no charge is made unless a prescription
is necessary ; so that visits are not charged
without a tax upon, the medical mind.
Whereas, if the negro were at home under
his master's charge, the physician would of
course pay him a visit each day, and of
course charge for each visit.
We have thought proper to say thus much
in relation to this institution, because we
regard it a noble and praiseworthy enter.
prise, and one that should be fostered for
the sake of humanity.-Valley Pioneer.
ESCAPE OF SLAvEs.-The Washington
Union learns from Martinsburg, Virginia,
that some abolition emisaries succeeded, on
Friday evening last, in enticing from the
residence of Hon. C. J. Faulkner six of his
slaves. After the slaves had been run off,
the telegraph wires east and west of Mar
tinsburg were cut to prevent the transmis
sion of intelligence. The Portsmouth (Va.)
Transcript announces the arrest of six slaves,
on board a schooner on the river below that
town, on Saturday evening. They were
bound North. The Transcript says:
" A colored drayman of Norfolk had ap
plied for their passage, as we are informed
and mide arrangements, as he supposed, for
their safe transmission beyond the reach of
their masters. But the captain reported the
fact to the proper authorities, and steps were
taken to secure their arrest."
NEUTRALITY LAws.-We find the follow.
ing piece of news in our Northern exchan
'- A company of Canadian volunteer rifle
men, armed and equipped, bound, for the
Crimea, recently passed over the*Central
Railroad. The. company numbers about
sixty young men, and were in high spirits.
At Boston they go on board a packet ship
bound for Constantinople."
This is reported as coolly as if it were
only a visit of one military company to an
other, and there is no intimation that there
could possibly be an objection to a British
army marching through the United States to
attadk Russia. Yet that is the amount of
it. Why is our territory made the marching
ground-the convenience-of one of the
partie to the present European wart When
Naeola.-Itzversii1the Pruss' do onag
because they afforded tie as onveienf
road to the seat of war, it was considered a
great outrage, and was only approved on
the same principle as Nero's performance
on the lyre-that the master of forty legions
We have before called the attention of
the Government to what we considered the
unwarrantable use of American shipping in
the transport of the allied troops and muni
tions of war to the Crimea. We have seen
no explanation of it, and now. we have the
transport of armed companies from Canada,
for the Crimea. Is this maintaining our po
sition as neutrals?-Charleston Mercury.
SOUTH CAROLINA FEMALE INSTITUTE.
The term of this Institute, at Barhamville,
has closed, and we are glad to learn has
been eminently successful. The member of
pupils was 120, of whom 16 graduated with
The Institute has been favored with ex
ellent health, and its location guarantees
that at all times. The utmost satisfaction
has been given, and Barhamville is endeared
to many a daughter whose mother's aflec
tions are entwined around it. It has long
been, and deservedly so too, the most popu
lar institution of female learning in the
We are gratified to learn that the health
of its Principal, Dr. Marks, wvhich has been
feeble for a short time, is nowv nearly restor
ed, arid that the duties of the Institute will
be resumed under the most favorable auspi
ees, on the first Thursday in October.J
The board of teachers will be most am
pe and complete in every department ,of
female education, and the personal superin
tendence of Dr. Marks and his accedmplish
ed lady, is a sufficeient guarantee to all wvho
are familiar with the excellence of the In
stitute, that it will maintian its high stand
among the educational institutions of the
Ex-PRESIDEN-r FILLrMORE IN ENoLAND.
We notice that some of the English papers
have taken. occasion, on Mr. Fillmore's arri
val in England, to denounce him because he
signed the fugitive slave bill, and otherwise
manifested his determination to enforce the
provision of the Constitution, wvhile he was
President of the United States. Their
strong anti slavery feeling blinds them to the
courtesy due to astranger.
FATAL ACCDNT.-At Saccarapa, (Me.)
on Tuesday last, while putting on some belt
ing, a man named Flynn was caught b-y the
legs and drawn around the shaft, smashing
his head to fragments, and tearing his arms
from his body.- The shaft revolves 180
times in a minute; it was half a~minute be
fore it could be stopped.
A yankee poet thus describes the exuess
of his devotiorn to his true love:
" 1 sing her praise in poetry ;
'1 For her at morn and at eve,
c ries whole pints of bitter tears,
And wipes them awith my, aleeue.
"SR," said a blustering little man to a
religious opponent, "to what sect do you
think I belong?" "Well, from your size
and appearance, I should think you might
belong to a class called the insect." The
little cove struck a bee line for home.
It is calculated that the German emigra
tion to the United States this year, according
to the rate at which it is going on, will num
ber about 170,000 souls; and that the
British emigration to the same parts will
numer about '70,000 souls.
DEATH OF MAJOR STARE.-It is. With
pain that we are, called upon to record the.
death of Maj. W. W. Starke, at Hamburg,
S. C., on Friday. last, after a .brief illness.
Maj. Starke was, we believe, by birth a Car
linian, but for man'y years had. resided in:
this city, where he was well known and
highly respected. A highly polished gentle.
man, kind and affable in manner, aid coar
teous to all, our community will learn his
decease with peculiar regret.
The expressions of regret above, copied
from the Savannah Ceorgian, will be res
ponded to by the citizens of Augusta, where
Major Starke reside .several years prior to
his removal to Savannah. He was hereda.
servedly esteemed as a gentleman, hoipitt
ble and courteous, and as . citizen, iateill
gent, well informed, and of cultivated tastes.
GEN. QUITMAN delivered a lecture a few
days ago, at Jackson, Miss., before a large
audience, in favor of the private conquest of
Cuba. He argued that this was the only
plan, as the attempt to purchase had failed,
and its public conquest would be rendered
barren by the emancipation of the blacks
before the Island could come in possession
of the United States.
GOLD MInxs IN TExAs.-A San Antonio
paper conveys the impression that there are
gold mines in Texas, known only to the In
dians, and says that the latter are frequently
seen with .gold in their possession, sometimes"
in small lumps as taken from the mines, and
sometimes hammered into the shape of orna,
ments, but without alloy. They refuse to
tell where they obtain it, and appear to be
prevented from doing so by superstition.
Nic PAnrr.-In a Kentucky prison, at
the present time, are to -be -found the notori
ous Dr. Hayne, who was convicted of mart
tying a number of wives, and Jefferson
Evans, formerly a. member of the Kentucky
Legislature, and a 'prominent politician of
that State. Dr. Hayne leads of in the
psalms and hymns which are sung by the
prisoners on religious occasions.
A NEEDED REFORM.-At a meeting in
Lafayette, Indiana, the other day, the pas.
tors of the churches resolved that hener
forth they would read "no notices" fronm
their pulpits, unless they directly pertained
to the advancement of religion or morality,
it being their opinion that pulpits are sought
as mediums of advertising by persons too
stingy to pay for an insertion in the. paper>
In a certain city, recently, notices were"Sen,
services of a nurse..
ANOTHER BAND OF ADVNTURERs. -The
Louisville Courier speaks of the organization
of another band of adventurers. Their par.
ticular field of operation is not known, but
according to the Courier, their design is said
to be to take possession of. some one of the
Mexican States, to confiscate the lands and
personal estate, and so to reimbarse them.
selves for their "services in the cause of
freedom." The expedition is under the com.
mand of a distinguished Southern gentleman
who has heretofore held several positions of
trust. The expeditionsts are said to have
the sympathy, and expect the support of a
strong party in Mexico. The expedition
has, so far, been- organized with the most
absolute secresy, as none of their movements
have heretofore transpired.
HE "COULDN'T STAND THAT."-A young
gentleman of our acquaintance, who had'
been " paying his devours:" (as Mrs. Parting.
ton would say,), to a young lady for-some
time, suddenly left her, We asked him the
reason, and he told us, in the following
words: " I had been with her, you know, a
good while, and noticed that she was rather
cool in her remarks, and hinted that she
would rather go home alone than have me
with her ; but [-didn't mind that, you koe
Well, one night when we got to the door,
says she, '"Mr-, I do not wish yone
company any longer, and Ill thank you to
keep in'your place, and away from me."
That was a little too hard, and I wouldn't
stand it. I sacked her that very nigh."
Lynn (Mass.) News.
Julius--Sam, did you know I and massa
Wilson joined do no nuffins 'bout do same
Sam-No, Julius, I neber was known in
to do facks.
Julius-Yes sir: know all about his going
to Congress, and how he played do cards -to
Sam-What game did he playi
Julius-" Shoemaker lew"-he ,waxed
both ends,-kep do ace back, took de trioks
and lew'd do party.-Boston Post.
GooD OLDn AoE FOR A NEZwsPAPE.-The
Newvport (Rhode Island) Mercury closed its
ninety-seventh year of publication on the
12th inst. It is, we believe, the oldest news
paper in the United States, if not in the.
Cxovs IN FI~onRA.-The Jacksonville
and Alligator papers speak of the prospects
of the crops in East Florida as remarkably
JouNi. P. HAL.E, the notorious Abolitionist,.
has been elected UI. S. Senator by the Kne w
Nothing Legislature of Nbw Hampshire.
WHr are pimples on a drunkard's face.
like the engravings in a London newspaperi
Because they are illustrations of Punch
-A Chinese husband may obtain a divorce
from his wife on the ground of her being
too miuch given to talking. What rare work
for our Legislatdre were such a law passed
in this Statel.
AL.ABAXA PENITENTIART.-Te We
tumpka D~ispatch, says there are 212-con
vits in the Alabama ..?enitentiary. Twsa
tyone more are expected soon from Mobaile,
There will then be; twentydive moe .con
vits in the Penitentiary than there are cell.
There are more erkninals ina Alabaia than
the Legislature .made provision for .entet.