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-wF.e wIE& SON, Propre o. EDGEFIELD, S. C.OCTOBER 29' 1856.
S T IS THE SONG XY KO t SINGS.
* DT XCLII COOK.
- It is the song my mother sings,
And gladly do I-ist thestrain,
I never hear it but it brings
Th6 wish to heak itasung again
She breathed it to me long ago.
To lull me to my baby rest,
And as she murmured, sof and low,
I slept in peace upon her breast.
Oh, gentle Song! thou has a throng
Of angel tones within thy spell,
I feel that I shll'ovethee'long,
And fear I love.thee far too well,
For though I turn to hear thee now,
With doting-glance of warm delight;
In afer years I know not how
Thy plantive notes may dim my sight.
That mother's voice will then be still,
I hear it falter day by day,
It soun deth like a fountain fill
That trembles ere it cease to play,
And then this heart, thou gentle Song,
Will find an anguish in thy spell;
'Twill wish it could not love so long,
Or had not loved thee half so well.
Sister Josey's got a baby,
(She is but a child herself,)
And the baby is a bright eyed,
Laughing, cryiig liule elr.
Well I mind the April morning
II was searcely five years old
Addie came with smile of gladuess,
And a wondrous tale she told:
How a tiny, pretty creature,
To our mother's arms was given,
How a-white-winged angel brought it
From its happy home in Heaven.
Mother called our baby Josey,
And she was our pet and pride;
No one thought of.scolding Josey,
When she p M riowkolned or cried.
Only think how years crowd round us,
Bringing trouble, bringing change
Now that baby's got a baby!
Bless me! ain't it very strange ?
Such a precious, winuiug darling,
Eyes of softest, dark grey,
Cheeks where blessed cnning dimples
Piny hnneen the livelong day.
You should hear him laughing gaily,
Cooing like a little dove,
If you were the crossest fellow,
Josey'; baby you would love.
The world gets wiser every day,
That's so, that's so;
A woman's bound to have her way,
That's so, too;
To contradict will raise a spree,
That's so, that's so;
But man with her should still agree,
And that's so, too,
She carries hoops beneath her skirts,
That's so, that's so ;
They show her off when'er she flirts,
That's so, too;
She wears her bonnet very small,
That's so, that's so;
And flounces if she's very tall,
And that's so, too.
In the winter of '47 while residing in New
Orleans, a youth who stood about fie feet
eleven and three quarters in his stockings, who
hailed from somewhere up the Wabash, was
invited by ,a friend to dine at the same house
where 1 was boarding. This was the Hoosier's
first trip away from home, as he told his friend,
who was in the prodnee business,.and had pur
chased his cargo of corn. As they took their'
seat at the table the youth told, his frend that
he would show him all the sights of the town
and as he wanted to -lot the folks at home know
all about it.- -
The servant brought him a plate of soup, and
observing a gentleman opposite put considerable
catsun in hi dish, ourHoosier pointed to a~ bot
tle of peppersauce and asked what it was.
"Spiced vinegar," was the reply.
" Wal, s'pose you 'blige a feller by handing it
"Certairdy,"~ was the answer.
* The Hoosier took the bottlo and commenced
.dousing it into his soup, but as the sauce did
not flow very freely, lhe took out the cork at the
same time observing .to hi.friend-'
" Kindercelose folks yer stoppin with, to put|
-such a plagny litule hole in that cork, to prevent
a feller takin' much cf that stuff. I spose it
-comes high, don't it 1"
During the time ho had poured nearly a wine
glass full into his soup, and taking his spoon lhe
dipped it full, togelhe-- with several peppers, and
put it into his mouth. The next instant lie
apurted the corntents of his spoon across into a
French gentleman'' bosiom, and bawled
"Water water! snakes and wild cats,give
2nesome waters. .'im alU afire l"
"By, gar, sair," exclaimed the Frenehman in
a rage, jumping up f'rom~the table, " you have
-spiled my shirt, sir. Spoiled everything, sair:
Iygar,.I sall see'aboiit thais' sair."
* n the ..meantim~e' the Boosier had seized a
.pitcher containinig water and had taken a tre
.mendons draught. Setting the pitcher down, he
. eyed the Frenchman for a moment, and then
~"od blast your old shirt! .Sposie4I was goin
4-irhrn my inards out for yo~u or yout old sliirt?
You cuss! Come down to the boat and I'lgive
you one of mine!"
A it was with difficulty that the Hoosier's friend
ul~d.allay the Frenchman's rage, and set mat.
-1straight again. But ever after "spiced vine.
rwas a by-word and suflicient to set' the
..whole table in a roar.
[Right here we would take occassion to say,
that that Grocery man LEGG, at the Corner, has
atbs of the best "Spieed. Vinegar," that ever
was brought~ in these .part.-ED. ADY.
\A ensorship of the press is about being es.
Naliuhed in Spain. Indeed, in no Europeas
,ner. arant nolad-tthenresannac.ked
A Boy oF THE TuIA.-We like an active
boy-one who has the impulse of the age-ol
the steamboat in him.
A lazy, plodding, snail-paced chap, might have
got along in. the world Gfty years ago, but he
don't do for these times. We live in an age of
quick ideas. Men think quick, eat, sleep, court
and die quick-and slow coaches are not tolera.
ted. " Go ahead if you burst your boiler !" is
the motto of every one-and he succee'ds the
beat who has most or "do or die" in him.
Strive, boys, to catch the spirit of the times,
be up and dressed always, not gapeing and rub.
bing your eyes as if you were half osleep-but
be wide awake for whatever may turn up, and
you will be somebody before you die.
Think, plan, recollect as much as you please
before you act, but think quickly, closely, and
when you have fixed your eye upon an object
spring for the mark at once.
But above all things be honest. If you in
tend to be an artist, carve in the wood, chisel
it in the marble-if a merchant, write it in your
ledger. Let honeaty be your guiding star.
A PoUNT OF ORDE.-One of the members of
the Lower House of New York rejoiced in the
namo of Bloss. He had the honor of repre
senting the county of Monroe, and if his sagac
ity as a legislator did not win for him the res
pect of his associates, his eccentricities often
ministered to their entertainment. One day, in
the midst of a windy harrangue that had be
came intolerable for its length and emptiness, a
"gassy" member from the metropolis stopped
to take a drink of water. Bloss sprang to his
feet and cried, .
"Mr. Speaker, I call the gentleman from New
York to order !"
The whole Assembly were startled and stilled;
the "member from New York" stood aghast,
with the glass in his hand, while the speaker
" The gentleman from Monrae will please
state his point of order."
To which Mr. Bloss, with great gravity, re
" I submit, sir, that it is not in order for a
wind-mill to go by water."
It was a shot between wind and water: the
verbo.ke orator was confounded, and put himself
and his glass down together.
BEARDLESS BARLEY.-We have received from
Uir. J. N. Briggs, of West Macedon, Wayne
:ounty, N. Y., a few heads of barley without
beards, and which an accompanying note informs
as was originally discovered in the valleys of
the Himalayan mountains. Wherever it origi
rated it is certain that the specimens before us
ire entirely wanting in " those annoying and
oisonous beards attached to all our common
rarieties." Mr. Briggs informs us that he ob
ained seven grains of the new variety a few
ars ago, and being much pleased with its gen
al appearance-being, we suppose, an anti
nousache and "pro-slavery" man-spared no
mins to multiply it as fast as. the Shanghais
Lnd other birds would allow. That his experi
mypersosi '' d i t
vili one postage stamp, will receive from him
me head of barley, containing from thirty to
ixty grains. Mr. Briggs is very desirous or
iaving trhis remarkable grain thoroughly tested,
tnd hopes that every grower of barley in the
:ountry will at least give it a trial.
DFXmAL ENTERPrIsE.-Dead Englishmen's
,eeth, collected on the battle fields in the Cri
nea, are now in great demand by the London
and Pari, dentists. The price current of hdman
vory has greatly fluctunated recently, owing to
.he quantities of deceased soldiers' masticators
int into the market. It is stated that the idea
irt entered the heids of some Londoners to
;end voyaging clerks to the seat of war in search
if teeth. The harvest was a good orie appar.
mntly, and promises to yield a remarkable price,
s connoisseurs vaunt the superiority or English
nen's an.l lighlander's teeth over all others
he Coldstreamis chaps particularly had famous
prnished jaws, and it may be a comfort to their
teparted spirits to see at least one portion of
heir mortal selves take the journey back to
ondon to be polished and soine in the kindest
HAnD TO FIND.-A man who never declines
fice on account of "ceircumstances over which
ie has no control."
A merchant who has never said that his biusi
ess was " only tolerably good, and money hard
to get these times."
A man who never took the beam out of his
A ereditor who is never " very much in need
A politician who never invited " particular
ttention to his public acts, or challenged a strict
nestigation without party prejudice to his ea
reer while representing a constituent on a for
A statesman who is governed solely by a de
ire to benefit the public.
A thinking man who is not disliked by fool.
A preacher of small intellect, depending more
an the power of a sanctimonious long fsee, for
a passport through life, than for any important
good he could accomplish, rebuked a brother,
for his social fire-side and perhaps some frivo
" Brother," he was answered, " I keep my
nonsense for the fire-side, while yeu give yours
from the pulpit."
A SING T.E POINT OF YIEw.--A prodigious deal
has been said and wvritton for and against mar
ringe-for and against celibacy-and the ques
tion has not yet been solved. Punch is too
nreful to lay hands on so thorny a subject;
but this much he does not mind saying: that it
i always open to the bachelor to try marriage
as soon as he has discovered the error of.his
ways, but it is not quite so easy for the married
mni to turn bachelor.
GENTLE SATIRES.-H-OW much more diflicult
it is to get a woman out on a wet Sunday than
on a wet week day. Can the shut shops have
anything to do with this?
The oddest muemonic curiosity is, that wo
man, who never knows her own age, knows to
half an hour that of all her female friends.
If you ask a lady to walk out -with you, she
first l'ooks at your dress and then thinks of her
Notice, when you have accompanied your
wife to buy a lot of things at her favorite shop,
w hat ostentatious care she takes of your inter
est in seeing that you get " the right change."
A gipsy woman promised to show two young
women their husbands' faces in a pail of water.
They looked and exclaimed: "Why, we only
see our faces." " Well," said the gipsy, .those
faces will be your husbands' when you are mar.
A -gentleman having done somneting wrong in
a public garden of Paris, and being called to an
account for it by one of the guardians, said te
him: "If I were to put a dollar upon each of
your eyes, could you see ?" The answrer was:
" No, and if I had another upon my mouth I
ponld not speak."
The type of chills and fevers in Anne Arun
del county,:Md., is of rather a violent nature.
An editor of that section spaaks of a visit he
had the other day from rather a. queer genius,
named Tom, when the -following dialogue en
"How do you do, old fellow?"
" Hello, Tom," said we, "where have you
been so long ?"
"Why, sir, I have been down on Seven Riv
er, in Anne Arundel county, taking Shanghai
notes on the chills and fever."
"Ah, indeed," said we, " are they very bad
down there ?"
" Rather bad," said Tom, drily. " There is
one place where they have been trying to build
a brick house for eight weeks-well, the other
day, as the hands were getting up the bricks,
preparatory to finishing it, they were taken with
a chill, and shook the whole building completely
down, and kept on shaking, till the bricks were
dust of the finest quality! Just at this june.
ture, the chills came on with renewed force, and
they commenced shaking up the dust with such
a gusto that they were entirely obscured for
two hours, and the people of the neighborhood
thought the sun was in an eclipse."
"Can't believe nothing like that, Tom."
"It's a fact!" said Tom, and resumed:
"There's a farmer down there, who, in apple
picking season, hauls his negroes out to the or
chard, and sets one against each tree. In a
short time the chill comes on, and every apple
in the orchard is shaken off -the tree on to the
"Incredible !" said we, holding our sides with
"Fact," said Tom, " they keep a man along
aide of each negro to take him away as soon as
the fruit is off, for fear he will shake the tree
Tom continued : "Mr. S- , a friend of
mine, and a house carpenter, were engaged a
few days ago in covering the roof of a house
with shingles. Just as he was " finishing," the
chill came on and he shook every shingle off the
roof.. Some of them are supposed-to be flying
" Another gentleman near the same place was
taken with a chill the other day at* dinner, and
shook his knife and fork down his throat, beside
breaking all the crockery on the table. His
little son, who was sitting at the table at the
same time, was taken with a chill and shook all
the buttons off his inexpressibles, and then
shook himself clear of them!"
We then prevailed upon Tom to desist, who
did so, with the understanding that he was to
give us the balance at some future time.
Persons who think of emigrating to Anne
Arundel county, will please take notice.
- "" I always thought so!" is the very wise
remark whielf every body makes when the most
unlikely thing in the world has just happened.
It argues great penetration and foresight, and as
no one has a right to dispute the remark, we,
Prison in -, and a very judicious oppoint
ment it was. The old gentleman had retired
from active pastoral labor, and his venerable ap
pearance and gentle manner were fitted to in
spire respect even among theives. When the
ftet of his ap.pointment was made known, a
member of the Methodist Church, residing with
in one of the circuits where Father Jones had
preached for many years and was well known,
having some business to transaet with one of
his neighbors, thought lie would have a joke at
the expense of old Mr. Jones, and astonish his
neighbor, into the bargain. Now this neighbor
Brown, had been a great admirer of Father
Jones, had shouted the loudest under his preach.
ing, and cheered him with the heartiest Amen !
So to him came the humorous friend, Mr. Smith,
and cried out to him over the fence, as he found
him at his work : - '
"Brother Brown, have you heard the news ?"
" Why, no. What news, Brother Smith ?"
" Well, they say old Father Jones has been
sent to the State Prison ?"
"You don't say so, Brother Smith ! Is it
really a fact !"
"I guess it's so," says Smith; "I heard it
from Brother Cook, and he saw it in the paper,
and I guess there's no mistake about it."
"Well, well! Now, Brother Smith, I'll tell
you a thing or two that i neVer did tell any body
before, not even my wife. T1.he fact is, between
you and mec and that stone wall, I always
thought that old Jones wasn't just exactly the
right kind of a man; and when he was hero I
used to think he'd get into the State Prison one
of these days. I think the old sinner ila better
in it than out amongst honest folks."
Mr. Smith left him without explaining the
misapprehension, preferring that the scandal
loving Brown should find out his error by de
grees. All the world does love to kick a man
going down hill.
INOPPoRTUNE QUoING OF BaRIIS AUTHOR!
TIES.-British authorities in our courts arc con
sidered standard authorities for reference on
doubtful points of law. The late Judge Dan.
iels, of Virginia, used to tell us how, with great
glee, when a young man, on the circuit, he saved
a client's life, solely because the opposite coun
sel quoted from British authorities. It occurred
during the last war, when the English squadron,
under Admiral Cockbarn, were ascending the
Potomae river, burning and plundering the v'il
lages along its banks; a negro man was ar
raigned for the murder of one of his own color ;
the offence. wvas clearly proved and the only
chance for his escape was a slight informality in
the indictment. The prosecuting attorney, in
reply to Mr. Datniel's defence of his client, quo
ted from British authorities, showing elearly that
the ground taken by the latter wiis untenable.
While he was quoting and speaking, at inter.
v'als, bang ! bang ! wvent the cannes from the
British squadron. Daniels rose to answer, and
with groat tact seized hold of the strong point
of his opponent's cause turning it completely
over against him.
" Gentlemen," said he to the bench, " the pros
ecuting attorney quotes on this occasion from
.British authorities! British authorities, gentle
men ! -Can there be any one in this court room
except himself so dead to -feelings of patriotism
as at such a moment to listen to British authori
ties, when Britis's cannon are shaking the very
walls of this court-house to their foundation ?
[ pause for a reply."
Up jumped one of the justices,'higlily excited
at this appeal, and thus addressed the prosecu
ting attorney : " Look here, Mr. A---you
had better strike a bee line from this court-ho~use
with your British authorities, or ll commit
you! Prisoner, you can go I Crier adjourn
the court I British authorities be d--d."
The prosecuting attorney h.as struak all in a
heap at these extra judicial proceedings, and
resigned his office the very next day.
WtH yotu See a girl so weak that she can't
sweepi out her own seven by nine chamber, and
can go to a ball and dance all night with the
power ofa locomotive, make up your mind that
she is "got 1ip on bad princi les.' The sooner
you takes your lat.an'd 'abaqatulate the better.
Such a sort of calico as ee the everlasting
rnin of many a mart
To the Editors of theLoat' oMZ:
SAVAmNiin, GA. 81856.
GKNtirEMEN: Yesterday, I jn a list of
overone hundred subscribers a check for
one 'hundred and seventy-f dol!ars. That
list might have been almost sa large but
for one error you have commi -recently, and
I trust you will permit me to -dispassion
ately with you aboutc that err eause, while
I utterly reprobate the course those members
of our party who refuse to n you because
you have offended them inA'the mes, never
theless I cannot endorse your rae, and, with
your permission, will succinc state the rea.
sons that impel my judgment repudiate both
your conduct and theirs. It your severe
strictures against Col. Brook .8. C., I allude,
and you shall soon see my ob 'ons to them
rest on a higher ground than onal prejudice
or sympathy. In the first p] hat did Col.
Brooks do? He committed uit and bat
tery on Senator Sumner. t In the Sen.
ato Chamber, after the Sena had. adjourned.
Why did he do it ? Because mner had out
raged decency, sunk the dign of the Senate,
and degraded the American c ter by the ap
plication of epithets opprobrio .. and insulting
to the State of South Caroli and to one of
her venerable Senators who the kinsman
of Col. Brooks, and moreove nt- at the time.
Where occurred the first blu .in tbe record ?
It occurred when the Preside of the Senate
allowed Sumner to use the age he did
without calling him to order. e y tis was not
the fault of Col. Brooks. N let us review
the position of Col. B. He native son of
the Palmetto State. Ho *aHe his post in the
Lower House at the time. I not mountains,
valleys, plains, rushing rive or silver lakes
that make a State--but her I and her people
-their mental, moral, and p I attributes,
principles, and idiosyneracies.
When you denounce a Sta you denounce
every man and woman in it. ol. Brooks had
heard the wife of his bosom, e mother- that
bore him, his consanguinity a affinity, his old
school mates, and his compan s on " the tent
ed fields and embattled plaI of the tropics,
where lie followed the " stars d.stf-ipes" (when
Sumner was at home studyl illingagate rhet
oric, it may be, with which t aduce and'villifv
Souli Carolina), his "old ends -and true
friends," and, though " last u least," his con.
fiding constituency, all at- -fell swoop de
nounced and held up to the- oration of man'
kind, under the dancing i es of ridicule's
attractive phesphorescenee.-' ow what is. he to
do? He is young. He is b i. He is noble.
Like all other young, brave, a noble men, he
has sensibilities. The Pa~ n arrows of Sum
ner are rankling in his boso What his im.
pulses are all -may imagin t what are his
duties and his rights, mora d legal? This
requires us to look for a mo tintoithe organ
ization of society. Society' 'its appropriate
tribunals to take cognizan of-alls issues of
ethics'or law, of either a . li' or a private
character. They are four. - ' rst three are
the Equity, Common Law
of -ostedj tLtfUMn can be tried twice
for the same offence, in any form or forum, and
no two tribunals can obtain juri-diction of the
same case. When Equity gets jurisdiction it
keeps it, and ousts the jurisdiction of the Com
mon Law. If a man commits murder wiLh a
club, the offenco of assault and battery is merged
in the homicide, and when he is acquitted or
convicted of the latter, he cannot be afterwards
indicted and tried for the former offence. In
all cases the major merges the minor of'enee.
This is wise and well; were it otherwise, malice,
abetted by capital, might wear out the existence
and conpume the resources of innocence and
poverty-make life a curse and justice a mocke
ry. Of what cases has public opinion jurisdic
tion ? Only such as no other court can take
ognizance of. This is the proper interpretation
by a parity of reasoning of the organization of
our Government. What cases are they? All
instances of moral turpitude which do not vio
late a penal statute. Any others? Nay, not
one. Why? Because the office of a tribunal's
jdgment is punislimenit, and when that judgment
s rendered by a competent tribunal it must shoc.k
vry eexalted sense of right and justice an honora
ble heart can reel or soul can conceive of to allow,
oitrry to the letter and spirit of' our .theory
f' government, another tribunal to usurp juris
ietiun of the saime case, and try him over again.
t would lead to a sacrilegious desecration of
the ermine by the demoniac spirits of fanaticism,
ho would try their victim in his absence, refuse
im the right to cross-exaimine their perjured
itnesses, refuse to hear his witnesses, though
they were corroborated in their truth by winged
ngels and divine revelations, and condemn and
xecute him, it matters not what may have been
the v'erdidt at' that impartial tribunal where in
the presence of God and under the injunctinn
f oaths justice may have been already amply
Now, what is the oharge against Col. Brooks?
Assault and battery. This, then, is a mnisdemnea
nor provided for in the penal code. In it all im
morality is merged like assault and battery is in
omicide, when death ensues therefrom. The
criminal court has jurisdiction of it, and in as
sming that jurisdiction which it did, It ousted
the jurisdiction of public opinion, and contrac
ted to do justice between the brc' en law and the
law-breaker. Let us return for a moment to
the rights and duties of Col. B. in his unpleas
antly delicate position. Had he been insulted ?
f he was a gentleman, and worthy of that soil
on which the light of Heaven first broke upon
his infant vision, "' had. Sensitiveness of hon
or and State pride at the heaven-born instinets
of the lofty soul. . it criminal to love your
mother ? If it is, let us " all curse and quit !'
Who planted that love in our heart? Nature's
God. What for? Wiser purposes than you or
I wot of; but in it there Is religion. It is pecu
liar to no race, class, or sect. If it is an infirmni
ty, it is a bright one, and has outshone the best
virtues that have struggled in the darkest ages
to redeem the moat depraved and adorn the
most exalted natIons. It burns ini my heart at
this moment. I never hear the crack of a rIfle
that it does not remind me of the glory of our
sires. Kentucky, "my own, my native land,"
there are but tree things on this earth I _love as
well-the wife of myb bosom, the offspring she
ias born me, and that honor of my soul and
haracter that is necessary to their happiness and
that of my own. The man that eneers in my
presence at the "Dark and Bloody Grounds"
becomps at that moment the outlaw of iy con
tempt. This proves to we the perfection of
God's work, and his design that the love of
spots and the emulation of races should redound
to the :erection of governments, and the perpe
tuity of salutary distinctions in the human
The love of Col. Brooks for South Carolina
that made hIm return the blow given to her is a
virtue too noble and too fresh from the hallow
ing breath of Heaven to endure the contact of a
groveling sentiment of any imaginable descrip
tion, and in'his bosom, on mny soul, I do not be
lieve a dishonorable purpose ever folded its rav
en wing. But by whom had the indignity' been
offered? A4Josng man, his superior in s4tip
wer"i'nd, if he..had had the spint to havetfought
Em like aia ianmstead of playing the woman,
i. an atampt to disarm him he awk* have over.
come him. Would:tho aggressor respond to a 01
challenge? No. He will cry .now if you hint w
fight to him. He is an overgrown, blustering
calf; valiant In vapor, and vaporing .in- valor. V
His own friends admit that his physical con. -is
stitution was so literally shattered, with fright, ti<
that it is by no means certain yet 'that the be
sight of canes he. is daily exposed to, in a M
fashionable world, will not end his days in sa
a mad-house. Say cane to him and he will s
faint quicker. than ever Pierce did at. the snort th
of a foaming oharger. Is resentment not both bi
natural and legitimate, when insult exasperates w,
feeling? It is more than all that it hecomes aa
duty, if not a necessity, when impunit7 may in- 4'
vite its repetition. In this State, on page 841 Ae
of the Digest of the Laws of Georgia, is the th
following statute: " See. 841. On the trial of nc
any indictment for assault or an assault and u
battery, the defendant may give in evidence to to
the jury any opprobrious words or abusive Ian- kv
guage used by the prosecutor or person assault- m
ed or beaten; and suck works and language w
may or may not amount to a justification, ac. t
cording to the natuie and extent of the battery; nl1
all which shall be determined by the jury." D
This places the beggar on a level with the ro
millionaire, and allows the medicant to hold up di
his head and feel that he is a man. He does be
not have to pocket an insult because his pocket no
is empty, but, without endangering the crumb mi
that feeds his needy offspring, he may maul the "I
haughty scoundrel who taunts his freeborn and an
independent spirit with unbearable affronts. w(
Then it would seem that'in the region Col. B. hi
was reared resentment is not only regarded as a ha
right, but, by implication, made a duty, and, on
being esteemed too precious for the monopoly no
of opulence, is placed by a special statute with- g
in the reach of the lowest humility and most PO
abject penury that when forced to blush may in
burn to strik3. Had not the Senate in this case co;
refused to interfere, and, by its guilty silence, ell
said to Sumner, rail on-vomit your filthy black. the
gnardisms upon South Carolina and her white. vc
haired and absent Senator, aye, let the exquisite lo
virulence of your venom-draw over -her limbs in
and his the fabled shirt of Nessus until, all .il
seething and festering in moral putrefaction, if
they stink in the nostrils of all Christendem. frc
Free speech is your birth-right, and we will hear th<
you and so shall the nation, and, what is alas! tic
still more mortifying, so shall all nations. Now b]
what is Col. B. to do ? Obey the high and holy Is
impulses of nature. Prove neither false to hin- trc
self, his housqhould, constituency, nor State. its
Meet this dirty onslaught with a manly resent. thi
ment, and teach the world that, albeit raving efi
fanaticism may hate, botter men shall respect en
South Carolina and her proud race of brave. m<
.born sons. He opens the statutes, reads the die
penalty for assault and battery, decides to meet "a
it, hunts, cane in hand, for two days through fut
highways and by-ways for the skulking libeller, ce
and when exhausted in patience and disgusted 0i?
with delay.he finds himtat last, and, quietly.ap. tie
p-oaching him.in front;looking him .nthe-eye th
and warning him of his intention, f.eathers in on th
him.Wth A small cane and.gives him a filoderate Pu
Of. course the highest offence he committ M
was charged in the indictment. He is arraigned vu
and tried by the only tribunal entitled to take i
cognizance of the case, is found guilty, fined and itR
paid the fine. New was he not fined enough ? cO
rhat is not Col. B.'s fault. le " faced the mu. lii
sic." He stood up in court expressly to be fined an
enough. . im
Curse Judge Crawford then if he was permit. d"
ted to escape too lightly. Would the law not a-i
admit of an adequate fine being imposed in the
case ? Blame the law-makers then for that again th
can be no fault of Col. B.'s. But a word about be
the place. What sort of superstitious horror is
this, you editors 'of the country, who are the
judges who preside in the court'of public opin- du
ion, and deliver its decisions, are essaying to of
inspire sane minds with about the holiness of B
place ? I take it that the U. S. Senate chamber
is, when that body is not in session, a ten thou- n
sand times less sacred place than the lowest hut a
on the sea beach, where the prattle of a fisher- .r
man's babe proclaims the harth of a home In it
heaven's high and holy name, don't insult comn- fri
mon sense and provoike the laugh of scorn by
making appeals in the meridian of the 19th d
century to such passions as peopled the dark
ages with hideous .and frantic phantoms. The a
hurns of oracle altars have been found out to mm
be hollow, and had to be bored and sawed off tri
long ago. We have no sacred political places
in this enlightened age and country, and, if the
U. S. Senate ever was sacred, the presence and
conduct of dirty-mouthed abolItionists haveth
long since profaned and degraded it, and if it is Dit
a fit place for them to vomit their slimie, it is
the best of all places to make them, dog-like, ma
return to their vomit and gulp it down, or sub.
mit to have their noses rubbed in it. But you Br
have committed another error. When the ceun- be
try was crazy about Matt. Ward's case, your the
faming sword gleamed amid the gloaming dark-sr
ness of popular madness and folly with a light ne
celestial, as you fought the battle of eternal jus. do
tice against the infernal demons of prejudice an<
that sought to pollute the pure fountains of pub. bol
lic justice by heaving ihto them the dirt aiid rub- his
bsh of prejudice b-fore the proper tribunal had di;
heard and past upon the merits of the case. of
Then you were right, and you won the applause
of every legal mind in the Union by the brilliant -'
triumphs of your genius over the blind;, wicked, o
and abominable moral heresies of your silly ofW
mad-cap and hell-bound adversaries. But in d
your hot haste to pre.judge Col. Brooks you wI
soil the laurels yostwon in that memorable con
fict, by anticipating pubice justice and inditing
infammatory phillippies against Col. B. before y
he has had his trial. for
Well may Col. Brooks say to you and others, 00
" Saul ! Saul I why persecutest thou me t" if he ref
were one of the meek and lowly type of men.
You tried him before he was legally tried, and
condemned him. You saw him legally tried and R
condemned and then you tried him over again, g
and again condemn him, and what I wvant to in
know is,. " in the name of all the gods at once," ke
when and where are you going to stop trying vs
and condemning him. Allowv me to tell you, at
he is no coward, no villain, no blackguard. All th
these epithets may belo.ng to. Sumner, but do bo
not belong to Brooks, and witty as you are,
brave as you are, fierce as you are, and mentally
powerful as you are, you may hurl the anathe. R
mnas of your invective against him, until the
earth quakes,tanld the heavens trenblp and Col. se
Brookcs still will havd millions of irreproachable N
witnesses to bear the highest testimony to his' m
valor, discretion, and Integrity. If calling bold ta
men cowards could only make them such, then he
would Col. B. be one indeed, and I dare say it ci
would not be long until the flippancy . of dlas. frt
tards would commit the destinies of a chicken. se
hearted worldsto the reign of a despotism of cr
poltroonery'. The Journal has more influence Eu
with me than all other paj'a in the Union, but lv
in this matter, while I regret the necessity that w
forced Brooks to cane Sumner, I am ready to
exclaim, " Well done, thou good and' faithful
servant," under like circumstances "hit him is
again I" make him hold his tongue or hold.his ar
own, be dagesz or be silent, one or the other. . h
Now let me put our Amerlean friendas, who re- f
fuse to support you in consequence .of your ar
course in tis1 matter, through a brief Ug.gg ,b
sprouts,". and conclude.. In Ih.fimt- place
hat .eat issues is before the public now
To be ornot to be." Unjoh. or. dissolution
Fhat is the Union w'orth ?. Everything. .How
it to be saved? Only by the election ofa na
mnol President.: How many national men are
afore the.; people for that offie But one
rho is he? MillardFillore. Fremont's:wife
ye he is a sectional fanatic, and Buchanan him.
If says he is nobody any more. It would seem
e Democracy have persisted With such inflexi
e pertinacity so long in nominating men who
are before their noimination nobody, that their
pirants have been educated,- by the force of
bitual reflection, to feel that If they were any.
dy before they.were nominated, by virtue of
sir nomination they e- instante must become
body. With them success seems to depend
on it. Is this not a crisis in which we .ought
have somebody for a President? I alwaye
ew the Democracy were easily -led, and st11
Dre easily - misled, bl .never dreamed they
uld openly consent, before heaven and earth,
follow the lea&of a man who vanishes into a
neutity under the touches of his own pencil.
.mocracy was once a conglomeration of hote.
genous principles. But those principles have
Ad out with the dry rot, and Democracy has
come a spirit, and an evil one at that. It is
w the god of a party, and its worshippers
ght-well Iut the motto of Mahomet In two,
[here is but one -god". (to-wit, Dembcraty),
a inscribe It on their .-banners; but truth
mId require them to add, "Our candidate is
i prophet." Unlike the Mecca Pilgrims, they
ve no respect for the illustrious dead. Jeffer
Madison, Jackson, and Polk are all nobody
w. They were hailed as prophets of the
d a living candidate to -wear the livery of a
litical propbet, and lead .a multitude, famish.
r for treasury pap. The almost unanimous
ncentration' of the Northern vote in the Cin
inati convention, every time, on Buchanan, and
a dogged obstinacy of the Suth in openly
ting against him for sixteen consecutive bal-.
a, until you can almost hear their tieth grit
fancy as they say no the sixteenth irne, is
her without meaning orfil of meaning; and,
it isl1 of meaning, -it redeems that body
Im e imputation of silliness, by branding
,m with sectional purposes. In the dissolu
n of this Union such purposes: must inevita
r teminate. 'Now what paper in the Union
worth mbre than all' others to stay this catas
phy? The Louisville Journal. How? By
fearless, eloquent, and powerful defense of
a Constitution and the Union; and its intrepid
icient and enthusiastic advocacy of the pre.
inent claims of Millard Fillmore to the unani.
ius suffrages of the conservative-men of this
itressed land. What are the elements neces
-y to make an editor efficient, able, and use
I? Courage, wit,'learning, research, industry,
mmnn sense, and in ndence. Is he to fol
V in the trail of public opinion, like a dog,
d to a ricketty, creaking*' on," troltii in
i rear.? Nohdi.inust play hii..pioneer,.blaze
wiy for public opinion, anif blaze away at
blic opinion wh'en it wandera from.the way
Ision and disgustthait the Loujava e. o-rA,
a crisis like the present, whe'a it carries upon
bright wings' the' last hope bf Ia inking
ntry, is to be rejected by the very' men, tdf
' in the same vineyard, for the same devout
I hallowed purposes, only because upon an
material issue that journal has the indepen.
ice- to express opinions incompatible -with
air pre-existing prejudices.' Men's passions
i the same in all ages; climates, and races, but
felicity of Providential wisdom is nowhere
Lter asserted than in the countless hues and
ides of difference that divide men's opinions.
hen weftel we may agree, but when we rea
& we are liable to differ, and if I cannot en
re and respect your views, what is to become
mine, that I want you to hear and consider.
it the discussion of such a proposition is be
%th the dignity of argument and without the
le of that tempor which self respect and good
)eding impose upon the lash of criticism, when
,s to fall upon the preposterous vagaries of a
and. The Brooks and Sumner rencounter
as a personal matter until it got into court;
ire it should have stopped forever. An inci.
ital allusion to it is all that propriety can
metion any press in making. -Its discussion
ist be fraught with agitation's interminable
ins of evils, and for that reason, at this time,
POLITiCALLY, RADICALLY, AND ESSENTIALLY
loNG. A, H. H. D.
ANw ATRCClotrs MUEDE.-We regret to learn
4t Mr. Edward Brown, formerly of Chester
atrict, S. C., but residing at Portersville,
sun.) was murdered on the 7th instant, by a
n named Thbou. D. Hoffler.
r'he circumstances are briefly sthese: Mr.
awn and Hoffier had a 'difficulty which had
an partially adjusted. but on the morning of
7th, as Mr. Brown was passing 'upon the
eet to procure passage to Memphis, on busi
is, he was met by Hoffler who presented a
table-barrelled shot gun loaded with buck-shot,
I without notice, discharged at Mr. Brown
thsbuarrels, lodging fifty-seven of the shot in
breast. He died Instantly. Hoffler imme
tely fled from justice, but a reward has been
erod for his apprehension.
SMr. Brown was one of the brave Palmettoes
o went out from Cheater under the command
Capt. Dunnovant, and durig the Campaign
n for hihnself, by his conduct and devotion to
ty, the admiration and esteem of all with
Loin he became associated.-Carolinia Times.
J. W. Barker, a prominent Know-liothing
litician of New York, and former candidate
' Mayor, has commenced a libel suit for 620,
(1 against the New York Tribune for personal
lections on his character.
THE JEWS-The New York Post, of Friday,
is:-" Some important auction sales of dry
ods were postponed from yesterday to to-day,
consequence of yesterday being a' holy day,
pt so by our hewish brethren. Auctioneers
lne greatly the attendance of Jewish buyers
their sales, they giving considerable tone to
market, forming not only a consuiderable class
t an ififuential one."
THE ALABAArA CoTnoN Cso.--The Selma
lotr, of Wednesday '7th Inst., says:
Iisnow reduced to a certainty that the pre
nt cotton crop will be exceedingly 'short.
itwithstanding the disastrous spring and sum
er which we had. yet hopes had been enter
ined from later indications that thecrop wduld
an average one; but the early front has now
impletely dispelled every hope, and acgunts
om every quarter have now satisfied every
'usible man that. we are to have the shortest
op which we have had for many years past.
any of our planters will finish picking' this
sek, and in the course of a -few weeks the
hole crop of Alabama will be gathered.
IT is said there are over 20,000 lepers inrt.
h India. ThejTorm themselves in large banrda
id go about levying black mail upon the in,
abitanta,:threatening If money aufood is not
arnished them, to bathe in. the -wells dadthat
afeet thaen. -Thea~datteto of Gowerment-ba
eencalled to this hbid au~eet.. "*
- w- mmUREGTB3rEANw.~nd.i'~
The St. Wiout R-Nbleiesnof-'ime
says:-"The misguided emigrana
to Dminas early in the sphrg, cin ne
-that Territory,1h all dlreetions. "Thewike
met in scattering ma
sickly ind ' seabeT~imiby '1 &
spent all thei'r ioniy,-huie tah1 - W i
little effedts, had crossed the -ve .a -kowilon
their way to-thefrhomes or'e tnos 160g
seeluded cornerof.t*e '-wildeu*oisteeb'lf
prairie, where they wille a'pee's L
"Every boat which comisaum: the MissowA
has among her-pasengers- ime 'of thee)ped.
ple. We saw them-onee W'efore; in 4he.aW
spring, when'th-wentap-the river,' .tw.an.
ney in their-pockets,'hope ii their hearWkilth
in their blood,and thi world-befo'ee thet. '1vis
' Tb were-thsu in companiesfdandridige
they had family iree, and lookd-happrusw
took quarters in the eabins of'steambeatuy af
partook of the laxury of repose. andrM
ous table. -They-were th akng
who would do honor to any.-new.coun ryI'
- "We now see:.them in aquada 'of' ied'ti
twenties; crippled, sickly,: and- a iely-pos6
erty-stricken-:erowded upon the' soF 2teud.
boats, almost begging their -way.'aek - lr
homes they left but a few. fhonths-befora4."id
civil war in Kansas baa wroughballithaifdhlef
-doomed many a hopeful hear s dsspaind
death, and embittered -the; lIves isb1hwsd s
more whose piteoui'stbriirthe wdridni ltnet6
know. *--- * P * * T9m
"The time will come whenithe pubidelle
wil[ be In a teniper tv :hWbowr: anddy wibis
instrumentality was thisidistres aiiatoinsy
broughtiabout' ' Wh'at agecylhbad thi-CM#
gressional Aid Society, and the%-Ma'. s evbu
Emigrant Aid Soelety, 'an1 the - debev. 4he
Sillimans, the Greeleys, the Quine k>he:ei"l
ners, and theGerrit Smiths, in: eduingkthl
people, and thousands of-othefss to beggryAwld
squalid wretchedness-in introducing mki"d
and rapine,,and desolation throughouttlier
ritory of Kansas It will be festfuldreehour
Ing, but one whicir will as surely overtake them
as that there is a God in Heaver, wito sees ;he
wickedness of men on earth, aidpuatishestham
for their iniquities. . ' -
BBaowl-A CoNaTsTENT' i
The. Daughe f. Freon
a Niger -.What ars..uwos. C,.',T
following is, from a. Crawfordavl s
paper. Read it,.and b.atonishr
"The dootrie,.that has been s bo.dy 4.'
cated by the leaders of. the-Abolition
ring the last year," thatAegro wpag to as
a white man, has become...with a iiptyior
theomembers of-that party, sxc , e?0i o
longer than.last week, a man residingai-the$
clnity cf-Oberlin Collegein;the State of Ohwe,
gave his only ahtere marriage- tota. set
African, who hadee ede ated at this
lion InstItute. This man, we u4derstaal, '
.Sltt Elector the~mppt
the neg ai.ul.a
scribed as-being eits
sxibepye sol l.
pr'o to .6f to r tallr
tanta in.their distrists th. fee.
exercise of .theirpligonAhe may
hear of no more peCrsetp1,Qf'b*,
and that they may never againb be 4n
Hors.-We hear of no improvnt wd
er in hogs, says the Louisville Courier,: for the
approaching paekingneatson.. Thpfarmersen
erally are pretty.firm, havingA good store of old
corn on hand, and asking five cents .gross for
their hogs for early delivery. This is equal to
about six and one-half cents net a0 the packipg
houses, while buyers are offering six. cents not
with no sales reported.
GEN. Lzwis CAss.-A correspondent of the
Philadelphia Ledger, writing from Detroit tlis
speaks of this veteran Senator:
Gen. Cas& is juvenizing. He positivsly looks
better than! have seen him for years past, though
he Is canvassing.the length and breadth of' the
State, and speaking once or twice every- day.
-He baa jast passed his '74th year, but appears as
active and youthful as ever. All who hear hims
avow that be has never, on any previous occa
sions, been as eloquent as now. I was myself
present whop he drew a picture of sthe conse
quences of disunion, which would .have 'made
angels weep. The people shouted, while the
old man eloquent was. himself moved, to tears
by the picture his imaginatios.,had bodied forth.
THE SounD OF THE CHacg.Gpmo 28%J.-A
letter from .Widden, Turkey, of August 27th
says, " we have this morning heard a sowid
which the.people.of Bulgaria have not heard for
ages, the sound of a bell .calling the Ghfjistians
to church to thank God that thie Sultan'has been
pleased to restore to us ocur liberty of woryhip. 4.
Wiiiden is the first Bulgarian town that has re
ceived a bell..
A WEDDIfo.--A wedding came .of at the
court house one day last week, in 'which the
biride wasourteen and the - bridegom seety
odd, years of age. They wore -th chidren,
the one in her first, the other in his seconds~hild
hood. There was present at the nuptlal'eerb.
mony adau hter of .the "old gentlema"Kol1d
as the bridesa mother-Havana (Ill.) Heraif.'
A weddlig took place last week, at the Court
House In one of the districts of this? Btste;'n
which the bride was one hundred and' twedly
(120), and the bridegroom (12) years old. Bo~.h
were in the prime of life. There was' -present
at the uptial ceremony a son of the bride older
than the bridegroom's father.-Exchange.
WE clip the following fromn the 'iovId e
Post: " A noted Abolition erator, :whose itick
in trade Is of the flimsy, highfahgtenl onier, usk
ed very solemnly of his audee"dn(Nio
is John C. FremnU 7'. .A fle'mocrat who was
litening .to the harangue,.and observed. the
silence which followed. rose anda. replikil. ~" An
eminent carde.dealer!" which' broaigb orn
the house," and thme spedker too." -2,,
A German prince in a dresa, 4In11100e
rats-one fat, the other lean, and the thi~d~m
..sent for a celebrated Bqhemiah gpyaid a..
mandedan explanation. '"hefs bad1
soceress,1Is your- prime minister,' h ~a)a
your people, and the blind rat_,yde1L
DisNdI NOT 13tGEJ0~8t C' W
t~imes says: The ChurchmanaeIip 9
ppr of thscity, of mucne~ d.m
and siea1thful aIs e1'"
" God is not dishonor ii t;o $1So~
ry, thePsalmst says," e~1~ jqi
name In the dinee. At d be1vny'
puritanism In ihi4 orld tq.
staniding. ? ~ ~ I
the hot -o~i alfa