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"We will cling to the Pillars- of. the Temple i d t utral
THE BMD AN.
"Jesus answered, and said unto him, What wilt
thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man
said unto him, Lord, that I may receive my sight."
"What wilt thou have ?" This question still
The Savior asks of every heart:
" What wilt thou have ? all power is mine,
What'er thou wilt I can impart."
Answer, 0 heart, thou restless heart,
What is thine inmost desire!
What oftenest stirs thy longings deep
What quickens most thy hidden fire?
Ab, is it not some bright, sweet dream
Of love or beauty, wealth or power ?
Some fishing glea-n of earthly joy
Some fond enchantment of the hour?
Yes, we are blind : in midnight gloom
Are wrapt our souls, which should behold,
Instead of bubbles such as these,
All heaven before our sight unrolled.
Well may we still repeat the prayer
Of him who, veiled in earthly night,
Before the Saviour waiting stood- r
"Lord, that I may receive my sight," i
I HAVE NO MOTHER NOW. f
I hear the soft wind sighing,
Through every bush and tree; s
Where now my dear mother is lying S
Away from love and me. ti
Tears from mine eyes are starting,
And sorrow shades my brow;
Oh, weary was our parting- el
I have no mother now! fi
I see the pale moon shining h
On mother's white head stone! ti
The rose bush round it twining, th
Is here, like me-alone.
And just hke me are weeping at
Those dew drops from the bough; U
Long time has she been sleeping
I have no mother now! fa
My heart is ever lonely, si
My life is drear and sad :!n
'Twas her dear preeicuee only of
That made my spirit glad. of
From morning until even, ev
Care tests upon my brow; he
She's gone from me to heaven,- t
I have no mother now! th
X' PLEASANT THOUGHT. A
And scent the evening hour,
There's not a heart however east lee
By grief and sorrow down, th
But hath some memory of the past br
To love and call its own! no
From the New York Sunday Dispatch. i
A BIT OF HORROR. H
CHAPTER I. Oi
[n our path we remember being much im- sv
pressed by a story we heard in a little a'e house
in Englaid. We were then travelling over the
earth with a disturbed wing, like Mr. Noah's I
dove, to begnile the anguish attendant on the
loss of our third or fourth wife, we don't re- s
member exactly which, and who had eloped sa
with a New Jersey clam merchant in a huge
way of business. What made the blow lighter 01
for us, she had lately turned ' uncommon' pious,
and was never happy without she had a whole
pile of parsons about her. The doctor says
that this accounts for her fall and flight from I
my domestic Eden, for it is a matter of theolog- P
ical demonstration that the serpent of old was S
an Abolition parson, and preached somewhere
in Brooklyn. Sole wearied, for our boots were
tight, we strayed into on~e of those village tav
ernas seen nowhere except in England,-and now d
and then in dear old Connecticut, land of the
nasal twang and pumpkin pies. It was graced
by a large portrait, almost worthy the brush of
Whitley, of a hunter, dressed in Lincoln Green,
and it was called the Green Man. Entering,
we called for the Englishman's magna charter,
" Hale" for we make it a practice, wherever we
are, to accommodate ourselves to the national
taste-we consequently ordered bird's nests in
China, frogs in France, vermicelli in Italy, ome
lets in Spain, sour-krout in Hoboken and Ger -
many, and were we to visit Feejee, should un
hesitatingly order a fine man steak, rare, without
any comnl~ction of conscience or heavmngs of
the diaphragt. ao
"Ere's yer hale," said ajolly specimen ofthe
" Thank you," we replied, hiding our New
Jersey accent as much as possible.
A call from another end of the room took our
Boniface away, and taking out our cigar case,
bought in Broadway, wey lit a weed, and whuist
ling inaudibly " Yankee Doodle," we opened our
eyes wide, and resolved to look around us. Atr
the next table .sat a group of five gentlemen of
most unmistakable marked appearance. We
came at once to the conclusion that they were
either members of the swell mob, or else dis
tinguishued authors. Let us describeo them:
Three were men about thirty-one might be
five years more, and the other was much older.
Trhe one immediately opposite had a most pecu'
liar face. It was somewhat swarthy, with deep,
harsh lines in his face, as though they hasd been
scored with a sharp knife like cracking on the
skin of a leg of pork ; his full lips were ever
moving, although firmly compressed-while his
eye roamed about like a hungry lion, seeking
what it might devour, or like a piolice-man's lan
tern drawing its bull's-eye glance right upon
some dark spot in the world's countenance; his
hair, which wa~s a dark brown, was long, and
hung down, like a half cultivatted lion's inane; ;
he had no collar, but wore a military stock, buck
led behind, with a bright full satin front, on
which was crucified a large pin, which, tho' a
genuine stone, was of so vulgar a pattern that it
looked as though it had been bought of the orig
inal Jacobs of Chantham street.-The very sight
of it sent me half across the A tlantic ! His
vest was gorgeous! His coat had a velvet col
lar--and his trowsers were closely strapped over
shiny leather boots ; he had two large fings on
one hand, and two rings on the ether; his fore
head was small. bitt excellently formed. and his
head was so jauntily hung on his shoulder, that
it seemned as if it could be occasionally removed
lik a fals set of teeth!i His motions were
gauche-his manners ill at ease, and altogeth
he seemed a case of subdued St. Vitus danc
Nevertheless, we said to ourselves, that is a r
markable man. His eve followed us like a gu
ty conscience, and pervaded the room; no
peeping at us over our shoulder; yet, thou
you felt lie was looking at you, when you turne
around to out-stare him, he was looking hard z
somebody else at the other end of the room,t
up the chimney, or through the crack of th
door, or the key-hole-in a word, at everyboi
except yourself. He talked with a thick jest
voice-half husky, half sotto voce. His nos
was well formed, his chin rather small and feeblb
but altogether his neat, little frame showe
wiry activity and great powers of endurance
He had no whiskers-merely a few stray hair
that mounted guard on the side of his cheek:
is though to watch the deep ravines, which
premature battle with the world had created.
Next to him sat the oldest of the party, h
w'as dressed in black, his coat buttoned up t
iis chin-his shirt collar seemed as though d<
ected in. an effort to escape from the rest of hi
;hirt; and sat one half on eac1i side of his fact
ike a boy with his legs astride a fence, waitin
or the bull to get out of the paddock-the sam
evolt in the linen garment already alluded to
cemed to have happened to his wrist bands, fo
hey had only got to his knuckles, where possi
ily they had got their own very soundly rapped
nd told not to go any further. His hiir, whicl
ad once evidently been black as the raven, was
ow gray and black, parted over his forehead
hung in a thick mass over the collar of his'
oat; owing to his hair growing low down, his
arehead seemed low, but it really was not
[is eyes were a dim, fiery brown, large and ex.
ressive; scarcely any whiskers; his nose was
traight and finely chiseled; his chin was rather
mall and dimpled; he spoke in a general affee
d voice, half mincingly; he had a sort of de.
trential, and yet confident air, as though accus.
med to have his conversation listened to with
>nsiderable attention; he had a self-satisfied
ugh, by no means loud, but still very well de.
ied ; altogether we came to the conclusion
at he was a rather remarkakle man; but what
s profession might be, puzzled us; at one
me we thought he might be a French Abbe
en an Italian refugee-then a scientific cook ;
it amid these disturbing influences the thought
ttled down to the graviating point that he was
i author-one of those toilers in Parnassus or
The third had a decidedly Hebrew look. His
e was well featured; his whiskers were black
id ample, growing under his chin ; there was a
ght twitchiig of his facial muscles, and a half.
sincere smile on his countenance, not spring
from the light of his soul,nr the benevolence
his heart, but manufactured by the widening
his mouth, and an artificial expression of the
e. We nnti .A th --
did not sl
ised his lip
na as con-, -
Dn the i
aged mat, -.
dent incli :
' notion-a so.
s quite bald his he
ge of his hevl, and I
i collar of his coat; tie -
wn. His eyes were a pate gray-umu-~
se slightly aquiline, and his lips well formed.
e have not time to describe the fifth, but must
ate the story we heard the last described of
!i relate giving the names of the speakers.
" Do you see that open space across the road ?"
iired the bald-pated man, 'who was R. H.
irne. the dramatic poet.
They all looked, and Charles Dickens, the
e we have first described, said:
"Certainly' We cannot help seeing it when
look at it."
" A wonderful sage remark," observed Leigh
int, who was the gray-haired gentleman in
The dark-eyed Jewish-visaged gentleman, who
is Robert Browning, the poet, smiled as he
" But, my dear Mr. H-orne, why do you call
ir attention to that vacant piece of desolation !'
"You shall know," replied Hornie, and then
a solemn tone, said ; " Do you perceive there
a sort of mound overgrown with grass, and
esenting its ragg~ed ends ? That is the ruin of
Sold Manor Ho~use."
" The devil it was?" replied Dickens.
"'Pon my honor, Horne, you are growing
diie interesting. You seem as though you
ere going to de t us with a horrible mur
er," cried Leigh Aunt, who rubbed his hands
ith much glee, "But pray," as Shakspeare
tys, "leave off' your faces, and begin!"
"Seventy years ago-" commenced Horne.
Dickens interrupted him by saying, " Let us
he another chair and a mug of ale ?"
" Seventy years ago-" resumed Horne.
" Bless my soul," suddenly ejaculated Leigl:
[unt, " what a singular coincidence. That is
st the term allowed by the Scriptures as oui
atural~ life. But pray go on, may dear Horne
ardon me for the involuntary interruption. I
~member my poor dear lamented Shelby obser
"Hadn't Horne be'tter get through his yarn
lnt ?" asked Dicken3s, with an assumed serene
"I beg ten thousand pardonms," the other oh
-"Seventy years ago-"
" The dvi," cried Dickens, "thavin't we go
urther tha~n that ?"
" Seventy years ago-"
"IHavn't we heard that before !" again inter
" Seventy years ago, there stood on that vs
ant spot a manoril dwelling, inhabited by
an nammed Rhodes!"
"God bless my soul !" cried Hunt, "how ri
aarkble: Any relation to the Collossu
" Well, this man had lost three wives in a ver
emarkable manner, and at regular intervals
" A regular scamp, ehx ?" inqnired Dickens.
" What made the matter more mysterious wa
hat their deaths had been quite sud'den, alwa3
tappening about midnight, and although t
not skillful surgeons had examined their dec
oies, there was nothing to afford the slightet
:lue as to the cause of their sudden' death.
as remarked by one person who had seen s
alsi dead wvives, thamt their countenances wor
ne and all, a strange kind of ghastly smile,
sort of expression between a leer of Lendernet
nd a mocking grin!t
" Gracious Heaven !" mnutterred Leigh Hun
"how very mysterious; it sounds like a Ms
Rateiflf's raw pork chop school!I"
" The character of this gentleman was so e
cellent, his wealth was so great, he went
church so regularly--"
"Oh, the vIllain'" burst from tho bard
"In a wvord, he was so benevolent, anid w
sn terribly cut up with grief at these sudden
fictions, that no suspicion of foul play rest
on him. If any ill-conditioned fellow or biliol
athor hinted that he thoDght the man ought
r be watched by the police, and shunned by hi
a. acquaintances, Smith would ask if he reall
D- could suspect a man who paid his poor rates a
1. reguly as Rhodes?
V "Jones would join in with
h "He subscribed to the new organ for Du
d wich Church!"
t 'Brown would add
or "He helped to build the Grammar School !
e "And had the stocks mended!" quoth Toml
r " After the death of his third wife, howevei
e he felt that it was as well to travel to dissipat,
; his ennui, and remained in Paris nearly two years
d During his stay there he met with a very beauti
t. ful girl, and married her!
s " Gracious Heaven !" exclaimed Leigh Hunt
, "I wish I had known her to have mentioned mj
a suspicion to her! After all, perhaps he was
caluminated man. Proceed, my dear Horne
e you are becoming deliciously painful and ex
cruciatingly *interesting! Let us hope tha
nothing unfortunate befel our foung friend, wh<
s thus unwittingly became his fourth wife!"
"Amen !" said Browning.
"Ditto!" cried Dickens.
! " A few months after his marriage he broughi
, his bride to England, and took up his abode ir
r his family mansion. There was at first somc
hesitation as to allowing his wife to return the
calls of their neighbors, but it wore off, and
gayety once more smiled at the old manor
house of the Kent road."
" Among those most attracted by Mrs. Rhodes'
beauty, innocence and fas. inating manners, were
a Mr. and Mrs. Sherman.-The two ladies formed
a very strong attachment for each other, and in
a short time they were as thick as thieves."
"Beautiful simile," cried Hunt.
"From Mrs. Sherman the wife of Rhodes
learned, for the first time, the mysterious deaths
of his three wives. A deep gloom fell upon her
brow-so deep that Mrs. Sherman was struck
by it, and pressed her friend for an explanation."
" A mere nothing !" said Mrs. Rhodes; " an
idle fancy ?"
"Still there was a gloom upon her fair, inge
nuous brow, that her friend had never noticed
before. All her entreaties, however, were vain
Mrs. Rhodes maintained that there was nothing
Next morning the friends met in their gar
dens, which joined. Mrs. Sherman noticed that
on her companion's countenance sat the pallor
" Gracious God !" ejaculated Leigh Hunt,
we shall soon know all about it. It's vastly
" By the by," said Dickens, holding up his
glass, " isn't this ale a little cracked ?"
"No, my dear Dickens," said the silent man;
but you are !"
1horne took advantage of this episode, to give
iMrs. Rhodes, in a subdued voice.
" Now it's coming," said Leigh Hunt.-" Last
night he was more emphatic and determined
than ever. Nothing but the strange tale you so
providentially told me yesterday, encouraged me
to deny the request; but, indeed, he was so ter
ribly pertinacious, that I am afraid I cannot
much longer resist!"
s- What did he want to do?" inquired Mrs.
- Why it is so absurd, I am half ashamed to
"Nonsense ! you should have no secrets from
me; I have none from you. What was his
" e wanted to swaddle me!
"To what y'
" Why; to wind an immense quantity of very
broad tape round my limbs. HeI said it was a
faney of his."
" How very absurd ; and yet, I don't like it."
" He has at least for the 'last dozen nights,
just as I was in my robe de nit, and wvas about
to step into my bed, implored me to allow him
to wind this immense roll of broad tape, or nar
row bandages, around my limbs; but what
makes me think it so very mysterious is, that
last night he told me that if I ever broached a
syllable of the subject to even my dearest friend,
he would kill me. He said it was a fancy of
his, and that he never would rest till he had
"Good Heaven !" said Browning, "ho must
have been a vampyre."
" My dear friend," cried Mrs. Sherman, " a
strange-horrible suspicion has come over me
but it is so vague, that I cannot reduce it into
SBut what am I to do!" asked the poor lady,
in a piteous tone.
"Let me consult Mr. Sherman 3" cried her
"Not for the world," almost shrieked the
wretched woman. " He will kill mec! Oh ! he
looked so horrible last night, I am afraid of him;
all my love is turned into terror, int~o hatred.
Would that I had died ere I !had seen him !" A
flood of~ tears came to her relief.
" After a long consultation it was at length
agreed that Mr. Sherman should be let into the
,secret. The result of his advice was this: In
the first place he placed the very worst construc
tion upon the mysterious request of~ Mr. Rhodea,
- and declared that if his counsel was not followed
he should acquaint the police with the whole af.
- fair; in addition he expressed his conviction
Sthat this strange proceeding was the key to the
mysterious death of his previous wives. It was
- therefore concluded that Mr. and Mrs. Shiermani
a should conceal themselves ini a large closet isi
Mrs. Rhodes bedroom, and watch what toolt
V place, Somewhat excited and relieved Mrs
*Rhodes went to her home, and had scarcely fin.
ished her evening toilett, when her husband re
,turned. H~e had brought a handsome present t
s her, a necklace of pearls, and seemed anxious tc
e efface the recollection of his threatening th~
d night before, and to ingratiate himself in her af
[t " They passed a pleasant evening, and after
Il light supper, Mrs. Rhodes as usual, retired t<
e her chamber. There she found her two friend:
a in the closet, ready for any emergency, Mr
a Sherman having a dagger and a brace of smnaI
pistols loaded with balls, in case of a terribbi
s. " There was a glass window in the enupboard
which bad been wvhitened over-Mr. Shermai
C had, however, scraped enough away to see wha
0 took place in the room. Mrs. Rhodes havini
b~i them good night undressed-and wa~s abou
of stepping into bed, when her husband entered he
chamber-he was in high spirits. By a prove
is king accident he placed his swinging mirror righ
f. against the door, so that Mrs. Sherman coul
d Inet watch his proceeding. They were conse
m jquently obliged to trust to their sense of hesm
S "Just as th . p.i;.,,, ;
F importunities,:- .;id ..W4 d e
a tape; as agreec; , .: -d. 'N.
there was a sil-e- .. heiig.
laugh-then a ApP . Ta ~tbe im
pulse, the two - w dow i
the awing dre . .n :
absolutely tra; ,.x . ,
- ment. What -. ---.r- -
limb was com - I..::tri
of linen, so th..i - 'sct .
ble statue; sh.. %.;-.
man saw at a -a . vI ...
murderer. T;: :.;. in.
to whose char. -I , i a
magistrate son h::d b
applying irrits -- .
victims, Drod, - dw ---I'r
t they laid, quit, i. he
in fact " tickl - n
unbound the in
bed,andsloW.k - 1; .
was ever af' d - rer
poisoned him -ec e
Then the my - orGer
wives was ex - a bt
had his last v--.hi. in a
short time sh. - - - a ki.. in
deth. This - d;I". - ft%: that
peculiar gli .:
That any beb .it - u .tnd
and slowly pI r - . sh
a manner, qh ch --r
Here Hor 3er
mug of ale, I
A MAIDEN' - - a
no essence m
chaste, heave -A
with no feelir
fection of a y --..
language of I . '..A:
siastie sentim CI
est languaga - -'
the depth of -- )
tions are too f.
The musical - -*
the sweetest I
and strikes ch - - e,
and calling int - a is
hopes till then
Yes, the Ii e
breaks dimly - e
silver lustre o: - --.
ly woven bow. .
ties her cheekE - r. e,
is faint and pq - - t
cast upon a ma r.. -t at
light grow str. -...- - til
the powerful -.- - oes
every corner o! - w
- - n.
members of th
thing to talk aver
their cigars.- * Lion.
Here, Susan, . I the
large attic!. irts
-From ihe 0
Too GoOD T - - efol
lowing from 1 ~ e put
it again in eire it: "I
have often tolk . , it every man
must be the W. Arrer of his own for
tune. I reper - trinn. I. who depends
upon his inee.. .duatry and integrity, de
pends upon p of the noblest and most ex
ltd kind; t:-..e are the creatures of fortune
and of fame, ae foundation of families, and can
never disappoint or desert you. .They control
llh human dealings, and even vicissitude or any
unfortunate tendency to a contrary nature.
You have genius, you have learning, you have
industry at times, but you want perseverance;
without it you can do nothing. I bid you bear
this motto in mind-Persevere."
A FRIENDLY WARNING.-Somebody (says the
Courier,) has been praying feloniously into the
Postoffice at Barnwell~ Court House, and our
inorrigible friend, the Postmaster, whose reply
to John Livingston, the biographiaal undertaker
and render of ready made reputations, is fresh
in the minds of many delighted readers, thus
sends after the wretch a warning:
"Seduced by the instigation of the Devil,
and regardless of your present and future state
of existence, you committed a deed which will
carry you to a place in comparison with which
the hottest day you experienced here this sum
mer, is colder than ice. Think upon this ye
miarable vagabonds-mditate upon it, ye be.
nihted raigamuffns--machmfate upon it ye
blody Know-Nothings-repent of it ye mid
night assassins! When the High Sheriff of
this District is flogging you at the Market
House, ye will repen. When you lie down to
die, you will trenible. And, when the Devil,
your prime mover, shall gather you to his arms,
which he surely will, and you are "howling" for
a drop of cold water to quench your infernal
parched thirst, and pour down your throat a
table-spoonful or two of bituminous substance,
mixed with molton lead, out of a red hot ladle,
and says to you, "Rob a Postoffice again, will
ye," then, I would suppose, you will think of it.
My only regret is that I cannot be there (tem
porarily) to witness your struggles. Anathema
A BULL DOG AND A SEA.-A man in this
city, whose stock consists of horses, has a novel
way of preventing constables from levying on
his property. Atone side of hiadoor isechained
a fierce bull dog, with rope enough to enable
him to guard half the entrance. At the other
side is a savage bear, which has chain enough to
barely reach the dog. Between Bruin and Tray
t is impossible to effect an entrance, as a cer.
ta fat constable found to his cost after walk.
ing a couple of miles with his attachment.-Chi.
AN old bachelor walking along the streets thi
other day with his withered, wrinkled face lil
up with a smile that seemed like the pale ghoul
of some vanished happiness haunting his pahli
features, muttered out: "Thanksl, no morn
vomen in heaven-they can't get in. Thel;
hoops are so broad, they will have to go thi
tbroad road--none of these fashionables can eve;
go through the narrow gate." Something i
tthat_ _ _ _ _ _ _
One of the best rules in eonversation is neve
L to say anything which any of the company cai
I reasonably wish we had rather left unsaid; no
-nn there well be aught more contrary to thi
- ends for which people meet together, than ti
par. ....aliuieh each other or themselvan.
M IIMR SYSTE.
A writer in the Winnsboro Register, over the
signature of " A SuFFRmt," writes as follows:
Ma. EDITOR: Having very recently been sur.
rounded by the "glorious pomp and circum
stance of war," a few reflections upon the pres
et Militia system of South Carolina may not
be counted inappropriate.
Much has been said in defence of the system
of military, so long supported by the Legisla
ture of this State, and incidents have been cited
as proof of the good it has done, the most prom.
inent of which, is, the action and gallant bear.
ing of the Palmetto Regiment in Mexico. The
most devoted admirers, and strongest defenders
of our militia saystem, are those whose good
fortune it is to wear cocked hats and long brass
spurs, and to sit on horseback in the shade,
watching with a critic's eye the evolutions per
formed by the rank and file, under a broiling
sun. This is significant, for, certain it is, if the
system be abolished these cock hatted gentry
would be thrown out of comfortable positions.
The system is at best a splendid farce, a
magnificent humbug, and a gross imposition,
an heavy tax upon the people. It is nothing
more nor nothing less. Men are forced to leave
their farms and ride twenty and thirty miles to
do duty in Winnsboro two days, and pay their
tavern bills, to satisfy the whim of some long
spurred, chapeaued gentleman, who desires to
"showoff." The " general" muster day comes,
and the line, after some difficulty, is formed,
and the regiment turned over to the officer com
manding. He takes command, and the exercise
in the manual of arms is commenced. "Shonl
der a-r-m-s" is the words, and shouldering it is.
You see guns on the right shoulder, and guns
on the left shoulder; guns with the cocks turn
ed out, and guns with the cocks turned in, with
their muzzles pointing towards every imagina.
ble point of the compass. Some have ramrods
and some have walking canes. "Present a-r-m-s" i
comes next, and three-fourths of the " sodgers"
hold their pieces in such a position as to cause
one to imagine they were looking for some one
to present them to; others hold their arms at an
angle of 45 degrees across their breasts, and
some appear as though they were preparing to
" take aim" at the ball on the market steeple, a
while others clap the barrels of their bird guns t
alongside their noses, and allow the butts to F
stick out about a foot from the place where 11
they deposit beans and bacon. "Support u
-r-m-s" is the next command. Ten to one if some v
of them don't "charge bayonets," while others Is
will think that their arms should support them, 0
instead of they supporting their arms, and ease a
them down to an "order."
"Order a-r-m-s" comes at last. Well, to b
order arms" from a "support" is not exactly ti
in accordance with Mrcomb or Scott; but down a
comes their arms, a te rap, like rain drops, one 9.
formed itself nto nie, am ni"... -
the General tells them he is highly gratified t
with their performance; never saw better drilled c'
soldiers in his life; musket and cartridge box P
the life preserves of our country, especially 31
when handled by such soldiers as they are; bids 1
them an affectionate farewell, -and the rank and 0
file retire to their homes fully satisfied that c
every word the "Gineral" said, was "adxactly" t
true, and that Napoleon's Old Guards never saw
the day when they could beat them a muster- P
it is a mistaken notion, Mr. Editor, that the ti
high and enviable position, which the Palmetto t'
Regiment took in Mexico, W2as owing in a great 0
measure to the fact, that they were drilled at h
home before hand. When the Regiment was
mustered into service, nine tenths of the officers
and men knew no more about military tactics, C
than Billy Patterson knew of the man who i
struck him, and it was only the severest sort of
drilling, that made them what they .were. Their'
gallantry was neither lessened or increased by
their knowvledge of military tactics, for braveryt
with them was an inherent principle, a trait in
separable from the character of all true South
The military, has long become in our State,
nothing more than a stepping stone for political
aspirants. Look at our Legislature; almost
every other number is either a Colonel or a Gen
eral. The Military committee, in the House isI
invariably composed of military men, who frown
down any attempt to chance or abolish our mil
itary system, and charge those who wish it abol.
ished with a want of patriotism.
We hope the rank and file will take this thing
in hand and demand that they be freed from the
present imposition practiced upon themin the
way of pretty and regimental musters.
Anms roa KassS iecnesn a day
or two ago with a gentleman connected with
Sharpe's relie establhshment in Hartford, Con
necticut, it was stated that within a few months
numerous orders for rifles had been filled at that
establishment, on account of persons supposed
to be connected with affairs in Kansas. Some
thing like 1,000 of these arms have been sent
to St. Louis and Chieago--mostly for the latter
place. They are generally packed in hogaeeds,
and pass along the respective routes without ex
iting attention. Those sent to Chicago are
supposep to be introduced for the Free State
men, while those for St. Louis are chiefly order
ed by their political antagonists. Such weap
ons as these, employed in an obstinate conflict,
would do fearful execution.--New York Journal
of Commerce, 26th.
A COLORED PETJTo.-Yesterday afternoon,
In the Board of Aldermen, a petition was re
eived from John P. Rock, Geo. i. Salter, Lewis
Hayden, Coffin Pitte, Seth Bobbs, Sami.Shepley,
and other colored citizens, praying that the word
" colored," which now stands against their names
on the voting lists and tax bills may be removed,
and that they may stand as fair on the record
as any of their white fellow citizens. 'The pe
tition was opposed by Alderman Plummer, who
held that the designation was necessary, on ac
count of their being many white and colored
men of the same name, and without some such
mark no one could tell which was which. For
this reason, and on motion of the Alderman
from Ward '7, the petition was tabled.--Boston
AN old English soldier, who had been in all
the severe engagements in the Crimea, and was
one of the few who entered the Redan safely
returned home lately in good health ; on arriving
in camp lhe took off' his knapsack and coat, and
said, " Thank God!i I have arrived safely in Old
England again; I'll now have a gond rest ;" as
soon as he uttered these words ho fell down
.a died instantly upon his knapsack.
[From the New York Day Book.]
It is said that Gen. Quitman will introduce
bill, at the next session of Congress, which pr
poses " free trade"-to abandon the whole eyi
tem of artificial and indirect taxation for
straight-forward, manly and Democratic mod
of regulating the national finances. That on
present system is absurd, anti-Democratie, d4
moralizing and utterly di sraceful to the n
tional understanding no well informed or honei
Democrat will deny a moment. It is a relic c
the old civilization-of the worn-out Europea
rascalities, the ild, worm eaten and far-felche
contrivances which enable one class to pray up
on another, to blind the people and delude them
with the notion that they pay nothing for thi
support of the Government, when they are tax
ed to the eyelids, and fairly staggering unde
the weight of the burthen thus heaped on then
in disguise. Abstractedly considered, or as i
theory of taxation, a protective tariff is simpl]
a absurdity, a palpable, self.evident, unavoida
ble absurdity. But this is the least objectioi
to it; it is utterly corrupting, and to all con
erned-to the government that squanders thi
proceeds of the public industry-to the peopli
who are plundered by itp and perhaps most cor.
p ting of all to those presumed to be benefit.
ted by it. The idea on which it is based, oi
rather from which it originates, is perhaps natu.
al enough. Thus, a man contemplating the
whole confederacy or nation, the whole people,
a led to suppose that if they were to diversify
heir industry and produce everything that the
wants of our times demand, it would be a desi.
able condition. The nation thus independent
f all others in every respect, would find its
ommerce, its money interests, its trade in short,
niform and invarible, and even in the event of
ar the population would be able to command
i1 that was necessary for its well-being and
All this is plausible enough, but what does it
,mount to 1 Why, simply this: It is extremely
esirable for an individual to be in the posses.
ion of sound health-that all the functions of
is physical organism are naturally performed,
ut it is certainly the extreme of folly to take
I kinds of nostrums and quack pills in order
reach or secure that desirable end. And pre.
sely so in regard to national industry. If labor
inaturally diversified-if agriculture and man.
factures of all kinds and degrees naturally de.
alop themselves, and everything that the popn.
tion require is thus naturally produced, with.
at any interference or factitious aid, why then
very desirable condition would be arrived at.
at to undertake to force such a result or to
ring about such a condition by factitious con.
ivances, by tariffs, In short, is of course just
absurd as it is for a man in full health to take
iack pills in order to be healthy. And the
-"m.n - arn.. -As the man pol.
- I-.- -
nion, snould iml sukv 'i; !
pable of connecting cause and effect that a
tective tariff was a lie, an absurdity, a men
rous imposition upon common sense, a mere
ntrivance for taking money out of the hands
one class, and putting it into that of another
But the schemers and clap trap men say that
tey, too, are in favor of free trade, if it is
acticable; but they will not consent to a " one
ded affair," to give free trade to a foreiga na
on that refuses to extend the same to us in re
irn. This is in truth a still greater imposition
n common sense. It amounts to exactly this
1cause England or France taxes one class of
ieir people for the benefit of another, why, we,
rsooth, in self-defence, must do the same !
mld there be or is there anything more child
h, and yet suceh is the slow progress of ideas,
at multitudes of people at the North, and
ong them, we are ashamed to say, Democrats
r professed Democrats, that are so deluded by
us wretched sophistry as to vote for and sup.
ort a tariff policy !
Another set of humbugs assume that the peo
le are not prepared to support direct taxation
hat is that each man honestly and straightfor
wardly pay over to the support of the govern
sent just in proportion to the amount of his
iroperty. What an outrageous insult to the
opular intelligence !-that the people must be
heated into a support of their own government
-to be bribed into a defence of their own in
Finally, it is said that indirect taxation or a
ariff on foreign commerce, is vastly more con
renient. Well, this possibly may be well-foun
led; at any rate it is the only argument ever
t forward by the protectionists that has a
uingle grain of common sense in it. It is odd
and amusing to witness the strange and absurd
lotions of persons and classes on this subject.
'ree trade in England did not spring from any
tense of right, or reason, or sympath with the
uppressed and plundered millions but simply
because the monied interest would not consent
hat the landed interest should rob the masses
any longer without giving it a share of the plun.
er That was all, at the starting point of the
Sfree trade" movement, though it afterwards
expanded into a real reform.
The abolitionists of the North, are, to a great
extent, free traders, net because they compre.
hend the subject, or have the blightest syznpthy
with the producing classes who are wronge and
plundered by tariff laws, but simply becaust
the British abolitionists are advocates of free
trade, and they borrow their notions on this sub.
ect, just as they have those in respect to negr
slavery, from their British allies.
Old Giddings, in a speech to his constituenti
tells them that hp offered to unite with the
Whis in Congress to give them a protective
tsr , if they, In turn, would stand byhim and
his party in the sense of freedom. Now, thu
was virtually and actually telling his constitu,
ent that he was ready to sell them to the spec
ulators, to tax each one of them an additiona]
amount for the benefit of New England manu
factures, on condition that they, in turn would
help him (Giddings) to degrade his constituent
to a level iwith negroes I or ma other words hi
proposed that his constituents should be taxed
and each man give a portion of his day's luboe
to abolisb slavery;" that is to put negroes ot
a level with themselves. But the ignorant anm
deluded old man knew not what he did or triet
or offered to do. Hie was as ignorant of thi
subject as he is of so-called "slavery," ani
doubtless, honestly believed that he was drivinj
a famous bargain with these "Whigs," ani
helping on the great "cause of humanity," whill
in truth he was proposing as villainous and infa
mousn a thing as it is possible for a human beinj
Th erea is ithing that demoilstrtes mor
clearly the beneficent influences of Ao".09d;
slavery, then the tariff legislation of the Federsi
a government The "slaveholder" is aprodneer,
i fact a laborer; for, though the mslesi,
the negro "slave" perform the .merpy
portion of the process; the brain of tas r
e governs it as entirely as -hat of the. Northert",
farmer does the production of his edrn aud.
And like the northern laborer, or producer, he
asks nothing from Government but its protec
tion. Thus, from the origin of the goveruasiit,
the-" slaveholder" of the South, and the farmer
of the North, have been natural alliesand,-at. -
ing together, through the medium of:the-Demes92.
cratic party, have, thus far, at least, -preserved ,
not on the form, but the substance of ogr,.
Mr. Jefferson, and Gen. Jackson, and M.
Calhoun, As all true patriots naturally .do,
aired to see the national. treasury diveriieAd
that result could be attained naturally, apd lith.'_
out those artificial contrivances termed " protec:
tive tariffs, which plunder one class ror the bene.
fit of another. But while the Northern leaders
of the Democrasy almost univermall- 'q-uailed
before the combinations of capitalists pec
ulators, and sold out, or were frightened out of
the defenco of their constituents, Southern
slaveholders stood square up to the rght, sad
defended the interests of Northern prodnoers
as well as their. own. Instead,. therefore, of
"slavery extension" being opposed to Northern
interests, every additional foot of " slave" terri.
tory has been an almost measureless gain -to the
Northern masses. For example-the vote of
the Texas Senators alone red to infamous
plunder scheme of 1842, and gave to the farmers
of the North and West the comparative free
trade tariff of 1846.
In conclusion, we trust that this movement,
attributed to General Quitman, will be made.
He is just the man to lead-it, and to cnonnect his
already glorious name with a reform sogrand
and beneficent; and though with the present
uncouth, shapeless and nameless system encum
bering the way, many years may elapse before
it is brought to a final issue, nevertheless, like
everything else resting on a bass of fizel.and
eternal truth, ftee-rade and direct taxation is
ultimately as certain as it is Dmiiocratic, and
natural to our institutions.
TnE STATE M iTARy AcDEy-MWe had
the pleasure yesterday afternoon of attending
the dress parade, at the Arsenal, of the Citadel
and Arsenal Companies. The exercises were.
of a very interesting character, though of short
duration. The very soldier-like appearance and
bearing of the two corps- attracted universal 'ad.
miration, and their precision- in going -through
the exercises would do credit to older and more
experienced soldiers. - - - -
The large attendance of the ladies is at inter.
esting feature on these occasions, and the gen
ar3iaterest excited among the citin I-nRte
August 13, 186. j
My Dear Sir: I beg that you will return my
profound acknowledgements to the Calhoun
Club for the honor they have done me by my
election as a member of their Association.
All good men are covetous of the approval of
their peers, and, situated as I feel that my indi
viduality has been lost in the sectional pride
which has been enlisted.
You may rest assured that the people of the
South shall never be mortified by any act of
Accept for yourself my thanks for the kind
manner in which my election has been comma
nicated, as well as assurances of the respectful
consideration of your obliged servant,
P. S. BROOKS.
A NEW SOUTHERN MAoAZE.-The Charles
ton papers announce that a monthly magazine
will shortly be published in that city, under the
editorship of Messrs. W. B. Carlisle and Pal
H. Hayne. It will be somewhat on the plan of
Blackwood and will embrace Politics, Literature,
Science and Art. Many of the ablest writers
in the country are said to be engaged au con
"DIE NEGERunossER"-This is the significant'
soubriquet applied by the good people of Lehigh
co., Pa., mostly Germans, to the Abolition party
of the State, now sailing under the disguseds
flag of so called Black Republicanism. It is a
German phrase, and the translation of it, we be
lieve, is: " The Nigger Aissers."
" As Lucs As Two PEAs."-Two brothers,
who were twins, recently met in JTay,.N. Y., who
had not seen each other for forty-six years. One
is Paul Smith, of Jay, and the other Silaa Smith,
of Springfield, Mass.-They look so much alike
that Silas called on a married daughter of Paul,
who of course had never seen her uncle, and:she
conversed with him for near half an hour .with
out suspecting that he was other than her fatherb
A RoGUE.-A man who cheats in short mea
sure, is a measureless rogue.
If he gives short measures in wheat, he Is.
Orin hiky, then he is a rogue i-pr-I
he gives a bed title to laud lie is arogueduied.
And if he cheats whenever he can, he ivinleld,
in spirit, in grain, a measureless scoundret~
Some time ago an Englishman obstirved &
stone roll down a stairesse. It bumped on evr y
step till it came- to the bottom; there,of co
it rected. " That stone," said he, esnbesto
national debt of my country; it has' aiien~
every grade of the community, bat itai eils
on the lowest."
Franklin was en observing and'sensible san,
and his conclusions were seldom Incorrect.
He said that a newspaper and Bible in ever
house, and a g6od school in 'every district" .I
studied and appireciated as merlted-sr-the
principal supporters of virtue,inoralityinddft
WE are pleased tolearn by the:Uainwellnti.
nel that at the present time there is less astais
Iin Barowell.District than has beennowah*r
Itwenty years. .
Q" In raising the heart above despairahi
Iviolin is worth foligrdoctorsand tweapothueUJ
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