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"We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of our Liberties, and if it must fall, we will Peris amidst the Ruins."
SIRNS, DURISOE & CO., Proprietors.ED E IL ,S'JF B U R 18187VL.IL-O.
From the Savannah Morning News.
TO THE KEXORY OF PRESTON 0. BROOKS.
And must thy chords, my lyre, be strung
To lays of grief and woe like this 1
Must patriots' death by thee be sung,
That fatal knell of hope and bliss,
Which thro' the Soutlern States hath cast
A grief and gloom that long must last I
He's dead-whole ages may decay
Ere one so noble, true and brave,
Shall give to world so bright a ray
As sunk with him into the grave!
Then veil your souls with grief's dark woe,
And wail the loss to world below!
Tho' noble, valiant, brave and bold,
He yet was gentle, soft and kind
Ilis soul, like Honor's brightest gold,
Ills mind was polish'd and refin'd
A son of Freedom's own bright clime,
His deeds will live throughout all timo!
Cold new the open heart and hand,
That once to needy succor brought;
Still'd is the voice thro' native land
That e'er with patriot's zeal was fraught,
Can none the loss of him supply,
So early called to regions high 1
Tho' other noble sons may raise
Their voice for truth and freedom high,
And crown their brow with glory's blaze,
Yet never will remembrance die
Of BRooKs, the true, the noble one,
The patriot brave, America's son.
Then weep, ye States! his loss deplore,
As slowly tolls his funeral knell;
For ne'er may Time to life restore
The one remember'd, loved so well,
Until we meet him face to face
In the eternal realms of grace.
There is a beauty in the skies,
When noon day suns are bright,
It glances with ten thousand eyes
Through shadows of the night;
When morn with rosy blush is seen
To wake-there's beauty there,
And evening's golden clouds proclaim
We, too, of beauty share.
Old ocean's ever swelling tide,
The placid lake and still,
The rivers rolling in their pride,
The ever sparkling rill;
The mountain top, the verdant plain,
The desert rude and hare,
Attest, by every varied scene,
That beauty dwelleth there.
The opening buds of joyous spring,
Its choral hymns of pirase,
The velvet bloom on sumnir's wing,
Its bright and cloudy days;
The autumn clad in russet shroud,
With treasures rich and rare,
Old hoary winter shouts aloud,
There's dazzling beauty here.
There's beauty in the but and hall,
Where sweet contentment dwells,
Should science move or knowledge call,
The voice of beauty swells;
With childhood's silken locks 'tis blent,
With manhood's piroud career;
While age mature in virtue sp-ent,
Both heavenly beauty share.
From the Newberry Mirror.
A STROLL IN DUTCH FORK.
BY 0. B. MAvEn.
I-r is well to ramble, now and then, over the
grounds with which a man was familiar ini his
bovhood. Let him be never so confident of
still possessing the fullness of' health and man
hood ; let hinm ho-ak his thumbs in the armholes
of his vest, and twirl his cane never so jauntid
hy ; a visit to such plaices will make hinm pause
in astonishment, r~s he reads the record of his
progress towards eternity, writen in gullies up
on the face of the earth-characters, which,
unlike all others, instead of being effasced, are
deepened, and made more legible by time.
A few days ago, I left the cars at Ihope's
Station, for the p)urpose~ of' visiting a sick genl
tleman in the neighborhood. I took my way
to the left, on foot through the woods, one
while rehearsing the six ents~ of the broad
sword~ with my walking stick, to the great an
novance of the weeds and Nmall sharubs. ; and,
then again, whistling some sentimental cavatinai.
such as " Nou pial mtesta," or " Ala non) giunge."
The unsophisticated oaks scarcely recognized in
me the stripling, who, long time algo, madie
them resound with the jolly otr'ams of " Monzey
mnusk,"~ or " The Devil among the ta'lors."
Often turning round to greet somte old1 nc
quaintance of a tree, I camne to a locality where
recollections crowded fast upon me, andi I stoodl
still, like one suddenly meeting an alnost for
gotte.facee in a crowd. It was an old road,
which formerly led from my father's to nmy
grandmother's house-a distance of one unile.
It once eiparated the woods, I had just tra'vers
ed, from a field. But what a change! There
was now no fence-no trace of one, except
where the gras-4, growing ranker in the sil
enriched by the decayed rails, stretched along
in a little zigzag hedge. And coul it be paos
sible that the dense pine ibrest, into which mny
vision scarcely peneti ated fifty yards. is the
field where, ten years ago, the cornt was wav
ing with such radiant tasse>s, nad such blushing
silks ! I looked round to weertama at what
poit of the road I wa.'s a aniding, and sooni I
was conIsciouls of a broad grin 'a-er ;lreading
my face; for a reminmecence phka'im anad ludi
crous arr~anged itself in nay maemzory. It was~
an incident that happenedI away hack im nay
life; and before I continue ay r~ianble I must
One day, in the spritng of the year, a negro
girl, by the name of .Kolly, was despatched
along this road, on a culiariy errand fronm our
house to my grandmother's. She was not gonec
ten roitmtes before sihe camae running back
speechaless with fright. I confess it is difficult,
at this~ time to reconcile it witha truth, but my
impression Las always been that Molly wa as
pale as a corpse, aand that her hanir was steidig
on end. When she recovered her powers of
ultemance, shze declared she had seen, by the
aie of the road, a dhing, which had the bodly
of a Billy Goat, and the head and face of a
man. I expect I was the only one who be
lieved in the truth of Molly's statement. She
was severely reprimanded as a fool, and sent
back upon her errand, this time, however, in
company with her sister Suky. It was not
long before both of them were seen in full re
treat, and screaming at the top of their voices.
They reported that they had seen the thing
that they also had heard it grunt, and sneeze,
like a person having a bad cold. After this
confirmation of Molly's story, I had no doubt
that it was the ghost of old Schupert she had
seen. I had often heard of his appearing to
people in the shape of different animals. I re
collected with horror, how he encountered Bet
ty Frey once, in open daylight, looking like a
hog that had been scalded and scraped; and
running after her with its throat cut from ear
to ear, and its liver and ligh ts el cetera trailing
along behind it. But the communication be
tween the two places must be re-established
We were all marshalled, accordingly, into solid
column behind old Aunt Hannah, who, it was
said, was afraid of nothing upon the face of the
earth. When we came within a hundred and
fifty yards of the monster, we halted, and it
was agreed that same one, the swiftest of foot,
should make a cautious detour, and inform the
people at my grandmother's of the mysterious
obstruction in the road. This desperate duty
was entrusted to Molly, and she performed it
with such skill and despatch, that the thinq
could not have the slightest suspicion of the
march thus stolen upon it. In half an hour
the party, sent to our assistance, was seen
stealthily approaching, and making signals for
us to be of good heart-that plenty of aid was
at hand. The situation of the thing was now
critical in the extreme; and it certainly would
have been excused for attempting to escape;
but no-it stood perfectly still, and, just as the
allied forces rushed upon it, (nobody but oht
Schupert could have done it) changed itself
into as ordinary a lightwood stump, as I ever
saw. It remained there for fifteen years, du
ring which time Schupert's spirit was never
seen. Ile was so hard pressed, that lie was
compelled to change himself into an object,
against which there was no counter-mnetainor
phoisis. At least so says the legend.
Passing on through the old field, I entered
the lane that led out to the " big road." Here
I leaned me against the fence, and looked long
and pensively at tho old house that caime in
view. In it lived one of humble life, but
known far around for the gooi she did. We
caled her Granny Summer. Heaven bless her
goodness of heart, and let her abundant charity
cover a multitude of silis. How many are now
liviiig, who subjected themselves to her inno
cent incantatious, and, th:cough mesmerie im
presseion, or influence upon the imagination (or
call it witchcraft if you like) were relieved
from intense sufflring ! She was a user--one
who cured many diseases, especially diseases of
the eye, by a spiecies of sorcery called weing*
er manner of proceeding for the relief of the
ffection just mentioned, was to trace the point
>f the finger around the eyes, while she repeat
d in a low tone soime words in the German
aniguage. I looked upon the old house, and
bought of the time when I was there present
t a tremendous wedding. What a ebange
ince then ! The plouglishare has broken up
the compact yard, where so many busy mat
rons were hurrying to and fro, and ,o many
deemful patriarchs were cracking their rugged
jokes. And then what a jollficatio:a there wa
In the house, when the young people danced
with a vigor, that made it dangerous for per
sons in delicate healthI to he near theil, anld,
above the din ol the. crowded reel, could be
heard the foot of Sligi's Bob, the fiddler, beat
ng timie as it was generadly conceded, but. which
as absolutely crushing it into chaos! It. i,
itunolg my earliest recoilcmctiOn4, anmd why I
have treasured it up I do not know, but, as 1
eanied against tWe fence, I could see imyself*
peeping through at the " many twinkling feet,"
and revive the astonislunent I felt at tihe feats
f Tom Sligh, who it seemed to me, was inlcer
antly springing into the air, :unl erossinlg his
egs three times before re-fonwhingi, the floor, to
he tune of -' Ripi tip tido Kate's got a mani."
But the old house is passing away. It ha
:ownm gray with the mildew and the lichen;
nd the rain, which once poured from tile eaves
n such glitterinlg fringes, is now absorbed
through the swollen shingles, and drips its
idnight monody upon the floor.
Twenty years ago there extentied a quarter
f a miiie down the " big road," in the corners
f each side, an avenue of~ Peach trees. The
traveller, oppressed ith the heat and dust of
n August day, could not fail to perceive tihe
;enerous de,,ign, and as lie disimountedI from his
eary horse to mefresh Imnself with the fruit,
md1( rest in the sha~de of the trees, lhe blessed
he old Gergian who planted them there, and
ent on his way a better man, in as much as
his heart was filled with gratitude. Of this
venue there remains onlly one tree. It is
ead-but from its roots a dlegeinerated sprout
a grown up, as if mierely to ask why the ex
imple has not been followed, since so much
benevolence could lie .shown by so little labor.
It was evening ; aiid having discharged my
dtty to my patient, f left him with the inteni
tion of passing the night with my ienids at
Poaria. On my way through the lane fromi
he main road miiy attentin was drawii to the
arn. For fifty 'yearms was it the boast of D~utchl
Fork fhr capacity, and durabzity. It stood up
ravely aigainst thle attacks of' time but iiow it
is pristraite-.-a griml pile of ruinis. Ilard by,
owever, a shrub the name of w hichi I hadl nev
er t roubled mnv.-ef to learn, hut behiind which
[ had of ten cr'ept to fire upon the hundled biroth
erood of .doves, was grown upi to a magnificenit
Weiary tree. Then I looked ,..ver to the left of
the lane. I can niever forget the shlarp frosty
moring, when forty neighblors asseimblled there
in the ihreat with their axe.5, anid it souinded
throughout the day like a battle, as they chop
ped, anid miinghed their shouts with the crash
of fallinig timiber. For weeks afterwards the
steady strokes of the maul were heard, and a
field was founded. Since theni it has had its
iise anid progress, but now, in its decline, I see
it is abanidoiied to the vaiidalism of the JBroomn
sedge, thle Sassafras, and the Persinunon. Far
tier on ini the hane there is a knoll up~on which
* This piractice is still in vogue in Dutch Fork.
To give the reader aii idea oIf what it is, I will
here describe the imnipu!ations, and anve the
wors, by whlich the Slear is cured. The Shear
is the naine given to ani infianmatory enllargemlenlt
of the glanis a ibout the anale of the jawv of a
child. Early in the miorning the child is takeni to
a small streamn, anid the user dippingt up smlle wat
tr, baithes its neck; at the samec time mnutterinig
these Gerimian words.
I )er Schlear unmd der Drachi
Giugen mit einander uebier'm Blachl;
Der Schlear sich verdrank,
Uiid der Drach verschwand ;
Gbott der Vater, Gott der Sohn,
Und Gott der lleilige Geist. Amen
A literal translation of this runs thuns:
The slear and the dragon
Went together over the brook;
The Slear wvas drowned,
And the dragon disappeared;
God the Father, God the son,
Amd God the Holy Ghost. Amen.
I used to pause, on my way from school, to lis
ten at the tones of the boathorn wafted by the
evening breeze from the boatman's camp, in
mellow crescendos over the neighborhood. The
spot, the time of day, the stillness around me
carried me back to my boyhood, and I listened
towards Broad River for my favorite sound.
But a different one reaches my car. My fancy
compares it to the panting of a toiling monster.
It comes nearer-up the valley of CHRis Ci eek.
It screams-and the forests resound. The earth
trembles under the roar of its wild speed, and
before I can return to the realization of what
twenty years have done, a dragon of fearful ap
pearance trails its length across my path, and
darts over the creek, at a point where, when I
was a boy, the most confident horseman would
not have ventured to take a leap.
At length I came to the forest of St. John's
church. It consists of one hundred acres of
land in its primitive freshness granted by George
111. to the first settlers of Dutch Fork for the
purpose to which it has been applied. It is in
these woods that the scene of many a ghost le
gend is laid, and where in the night, after a
rain, amidst the spangling of fire-Ilies, shieedt
figures can be seen moving anong the trees.
Ifere the old tine lad scarcely out of his seven
teenth year, hunted with his long flint and steel
shot-gun, with his shot gourd in his hat, and his
powder horn reaching from the centre of his
breast bone around under his right arm, to his
spine. I can see him rest his piece in the fork
of a dogwood, and take his six deliberate snaps
at the unsuspecting squirrel. The report of a
gun is now, however, rarely heard. The squir
r.!ls have all disappeared before the destructive
scattering of the double-barrel, and the infidli
bility of the percussion cap. The solitary one
seen here and there, is willing to' sanction a
degrading treaty, and run the remainder of its
race in a revolving cage, for the amusement
of the farners daughter.
In the centre of this forest is St. John's
Church, with its schiolhouse and grare yard
the neighborhood cemetery, where those who
were once neighbors in life are still neighbors
in death. But what a rush of recollectionls the
schoolhouse lets loose upon ine ! The piazza,
built for the Drama (exhibitiu in those days)
is still standing. It was converted into palace
r prison by quilts, borrowed from the beds in
the neighborhood; and the drop curtain con
<isted of three experienced counterpanes origi
nally died in copiperas. Near the door, enter
ing into the schoolhouse, is the place where
itejuaCo poisoned hajiscif with a cup rull of pure
water fresh from Mirs. Ehjting's siing; a little
more to the left, is where Robin Roughlihead
distributed two dollars worth of coppers for
two hundred guineas; aid, near- tIme edge oft lie
stage, I could put my stick upon tle very spot
where Douglas bled to death with Pokeberry
jiice. In the interior of the house I found the
sane benches and desks, covered with the ini
tials of schoolnate's nanes, jusit as I I ad left
them years ago. low still it was-not even a
nouse was disturbed by .iny entrance. and no
iving thing could be seen, but a bat flattened
gainst the cviling. This ilt-lc; citsiel
with the noi-e of ibrmer days, was painful. and
I left the old I school IIout-e sadlenel bly the re
lectioni. that I hadl li vel to .-e two tirds of
the.-e samlle initials clissledI upon tle foetstones
of graves. I walked ftri, and eve:y Square
yard of greouild held u tip its reiniseenie. Tiere.
by the ide of t he road t, upon that little baNk.
is where Levi Stuick proved too lard flor nC inl
1 trial of jiuvenile prowes. It. was while I was
shedldinug teelth, and ILevi restored ie to perl-et
od hitioor. tle next daly, by dlisplay inig the
alf of 1I.- leg, whecreon I had bitten a paren
hesis in black and blue, with hiere and there a
lut.licrotis lit tle gap, left by the vacCies whterC
three of my invicisors lam 1 dle.wertel the rak.
At the roots of that bi-g bluie-lel. ak. aboutt wic
can be seen so tn:iiiy t-agiim-et.s ol stones Wml
bric-klats, is the place where we boys tought
lie vellow-jackeis iest. It was a hard contet
ed bat te. aind it wa-4 dillicu1ilt to del-ide whiebu
party woub1l have Ien Victoriu h:1l the con
liet'one oiini lnistmit-heel but t he auithoieta tive
r-i- of - books P fromn t he schioolhouset door
bi-ce'ed u.s to beat. a dlisgraceful ret reazt, ibllowedl
o tile ver-y step-ls by our triiihlanit loes. It
asthe ucuto of our Mamster- to exercise us.
lirectlyv after 1 la u', n mieatn;
,hti,, alie boys at e.~:tad topel l , atL lhe
op of thieir~yoices, a columnt of those niiono'eyl
abic words grouped tongetlher in the imiddile of
he old Webteris spelling look. I tell you the
foests of St. John's used to ring to its veryv
imits with the lir-st after-noone's lesson. After- I
id miade liy escape li-omt six or sevetn yellow
ackets, wvhich mar-keed me for thieit own. 1 .,eiz'
d myv book, and. with one leg crossed over- the
ther, comeniced, s.pelling. in i tone sonmethiing
ike t hat of a moderately sized green bull frog,
uch wvords as these :
ven. to miy amtazemnt, I heard, a little above
ny ktiee, a buizzintg soundie, which convinced ine
hat a yellow--jamcket !;ad crawled up my breechtes
eg. I gr-abbed that part of liy towser-s, aml.
tetching it as far- away from mty skin as possi
bh, devoteed a full mtinuite toe er-ushing the atuda
ciou.s wretch, thait could cairy its thirst for ie
ege to such a r-eckless extentl. Fallinig ini with
le boys again, somie filtecen words lower downt
he coflumin, I wats gettinig oen vet- well withi
when the satii seeundls reached niy ear, tinder
nodficationls laitnly shiowinig thait iiy tormeniu
tot, in his struggles to resist my atttemplts upon01
ii litfe. had shilted his positiont a great deal
tigher'upil. IHe had aulso chiatngede his buzzinigto
a ierce qiiver-ing wheiie, expreLssive of the moest
iutplcabuile vindica:tiveness;a and I knew thte
eserado wats thriusting his sting in every di
-ecien, to i-each mty nervouns system. Th'lis
time, however, 1 suceeded in despatching hiimi,
tmnd I stood ump aitu s.hook his life.less buody ot
of my bireechies' leg upon11 the floor, anid al-unged
him into ntonenttity. I-ver-y nman has had his
hai-rieadlth e.-caipe-tlhis wai iecin2.
But the suin waLs get i..g lowv;-1 hastened on
to Ponmria. Tfhere, r-etired fort the night, I
wodeired why it was, that, inistetad of beinig
fixeed by the freshiness ofC the pr-esenlt, we are
so prone to beeckone back the peast. I saidl, per
hals in a dream, thlat the past was a thunttder
clottd thaut htad sped by, and was banked uphoni
the horizon, so that we could admitre the rain
bow contrasted against its gloom, withotut fear
of the lighttenning hhishies; while the futtu-e was
anoter, just buristing into the present, amid but
half divested of the dread with which its ap
proach had iinspiied us. But a voice, perhaps in
reality, chided tme, saying: wascte not your
thoughts, for no man can really distinguish
between the world that is gone, and the wvorld
to come-since the grave is equally the gate
way of the past, and the future.
t Theee appearaneces are caused by a lumiinous
vapur risiing upj fi-oim the deconmposig leaves.
They have a startlinig effect upon atny one not rea
dy wvith ant explanation.
Hie that tells all lie knows ill also tell what
he does not know.
my IIAM OME HUSBAND.
Yes! handsome as a picture. and with just
about as much sensi and feeling, too ! -'O. ye
gods and little fishes!" that I, aller cutting ihur
of my wisdon tectir should be brought to this
A hanidsome husbanit I The saints deflend us!
You must know there is a natural antipathy
hetwcen me and nyiown sex. The ladies don't
like me, and I retirn the compliment, most
heartil*. When thiy can ont talk, out stare,
and out flirt me ; when they can get my seat at
church, lecture or c4cert hall; wheit they can
Squeeze in before md at dinner, and sit beside
the very one I had-)ny eyes on, or talk more
scandal about ie iiethe course of live minutes
than I Could in a twelveionth, though I were
paid ten dollars a line; -they do it, with all their
hearts, and I. pocket'the insult, set my teeth and
breath hard for a second, anid then come up
with them in one way or other, at the very first
It was solely on that account that I married.
They were all in lovo.with Absalom's eyes, and
hair and imoustaichelnd I thought if I could se
cure the prize I might snap my fingers at them
all. In the language of another, almost as cele
lIrated as nyself "I came, I saw, I coiquered."
A bsalom, like the Turk, could " bear no
brother near the thrope," and lie Las more than
once hinted to me since the honeyimoon is over,
that if I had not been " plain" lie should never
reqiiested me to becoine Mrs. Poodle ? (Think
of that, 31r. Editor! Wouldn't it he as good as
a shower bath on a hot suinier's day)?
I married in halstc,-land I am attending to the
other part of the story. J1 it isn'L refreshing to
see the way things go'on, I ami no Yankee. Ab
salomt is a 'erirhant, his store away douci town;
his hoise (and I in-? it, of course,i away up.
Don't I eA niorallr certain those feanale women
(o all their shoppig. at his store, and that the
clerks are of nto account, when they once get a
sight of hini! I)oii't I know that he lehes with
then at Taiylor's; proiena-les on Broadway to
show hiiself, and catch one glance from all
those stricken dames ; rides up in the oninibus
or ear with them, all by accident, of coure!i
Oh ! Certailv ! I've done thin, - by accident"
beibre now ; and oue was, marrying him
Iin beginning to lagh out of the wrong side
of my mouth. If von could only see Absaloim
look first in the ga'ss, and then'at ic if you
con11h1l only hear hin say so condescelndingly:
.lv di~ar. men are au-uy haudsomer than
wole: it can't be helped. and you knmw you
ar- mit'to bii.o. vou didn't imake plir twe
jf vou oulI reild sono if the love-letters I
have Iisied wlt his breast jieket When he comes
home a little ' elevated ;" if vou coilhl See the
wauetle look. and tto' men slner it hii (from
p1'n. envv. y OI wOIild agree Willi me tha. such
: artiage v itli siu-l a man in tist be heaven :n
ealti-" Over tie lft."
I only Wish duliinliig was inl fa1shimi amiong
tl wolwn. 4Il have " pistlrs anl LoVIft fii
two'" on the table night 1u day till I could live
ill peaic'e. Write to ,11j/ husband. will they slakl
0' ". the insormnounlt 1, lstacle'' letwCon tLem! i
ITiiinpii Mt it . , .whr/t. .halit
little wav of heii:. deoiated--dont yol hink
Tlhere goie .\Nr. i el ain. weeingi dmuv town
to s,-e mliy hu1sliand. She is the one who thinks
ino such' n o- obstacli." I ichiove tli:t I'll /~
one to-dav. TitIv, ihan.1 me my lomin iii. fur.
and ci reilar. If' I dont go straight Idf own to
te sior., and tako mY llee buhiiti tIh' eoniier.
io.<, /o .ilmulm. (that will make lur frIantie!)
Div nm:11e, i-'t Mr<. l.! I windc'r 1111V
nIm-h grontue she will ,;!t witli h-Im /i. nuion !
nev timt --hbital" knows a hiniig ruu i). liv
Con'lfidential 1'. S.--a ca anyhin llamid
maplpieln il Mr. 1'. and I should wat to ch:iti.re
IV ,at1tion agini. let it le fuflv undeclcrstol
liii none but hon ':i mn -ned *allily! I'mi
t giing to have: myl fe:ling4 laceirt-d :nitri
0haini incie. I van assiurc vin. .in cni- anyll ie
I.mut 'I in this city has red hair, : /urra.//, I
re conpulexio o (o half, wauvllsinieis will
n nuthi. 'to saiy nothing of a goiod. righit-down:
imp anduc a l;:uto fog--or twovi. if he. titih
proer-het mauv i'ninlire for tuy auire~s at once.~'
nt re.si saitisth'.d that lie is just iii:im 1or n.e.
Second~ P. 8.1 wo~uld b.' bes't not tii pl
nluss sinithming uipipens to Mrlz. P. A!g, i( li
Li rheumaitie or pal.ied, it will be nu'o objection.
vimenihianuu toil orl :aorrow. (toediu.me to f.shi
lin is a grea';ter t~i ir~'gressh of* the laws iif wii
nn's nature. ai !.rtiru minry to he-r phlc~iial
niid meta.l e litiaitn, thati th~e hardshipe of
oerty :md ni uegh-et. Thet slav e wuioman at b:..r
ask.s (vill live anid grow old, :uid sie tlwo oirthrtie
-ieeratioins of hter moistress pasi awvay. The
aseruomtan, with screl ray of hope to
heer her ini her toils, will live to see her fash
inable sisters all die arioiuid her, and the kitcheni
aid is hearty and strong wheun her lady hais to
e tnucrseid liki: a sick : aby. It is a slidl truth
that Itishion pampecred womlen are ahunost wiorth
lss ihr all thme gtreat endsi otf human life. Thiy
have hmt little force of character ;they have
ill less power of moiral: will, andi quiite as little
physial eergie. Th yie for tio great pur
p'inihthey accomplish no worthy ends;
hr are only diill f riis in thehIandos of mnill iies
uomI servanits, to lie dlresed andi fed to (irdeir.
They dreis nmoodv they fi'ed inoblody. anud save~
nobodv. Tlhey wi-ite no hooks;: they'st no0 rIh
ex:ihiilies of l'irtume andiu wolyiil lit'. If t hey
rear~ chiildreni, servaint and nurses ido it all, save
to coniceive amtI give them birthi. Anid whleni
reared, what are they? What ido they ever
iioiiuiiit to, but we~.lier seiioiis of the old stock ?
Woever* hiard of a tashiioniale wiomian's ex
tiit ig ani power of indi for which it becanm
nminent? ~Itead the biiogiraphies of otur meni and
wvoen. Nut onie of them had a lhshionauble
.ither. Thiev near~ly all sprang froml plain,
srog iimidd vivmen,~ who had about as little to
do with liashions ais with the changing clouds.
A N F-irricii IN h:.mv:.-luider thme above
capton, an exchange gives an oboitunarl of a
lroher of the quiill from which we extr'act thei
"' A re we ntot also glad that such an editor is
in Hceavuen? Thlere the cry of "m uore colpy"' shall
iever again (ilit iuponm his'dhistracted ears. There
ie will no moire lie abused bcy his pcoliticail an
troists, withI lies amid detracti thaut should
shamie a deumon to prmulnigat e. Tlhiere lie shiall
ie no0 miore used as a laddoer ihr the aspirinig to
kick downi as son its they reach the desired
height, and ineed him no more. There lhe shall
be able to see the inmmense masses of unnud he
has moved, all uniknlowinigly' and unknown ats lhe
as been, durinig his weary pilgrinmage on earth.
There lie wuill find all niticles creditedh, not a
alap of his thunder stoleni, and there shall be iio
horriid typoographical errors to throwy buim inito a
fever. 'We anre glad the editor is in Heaven."
A clergyman asked one of his scripture pn
pils whet her "the leopard could change his
Ispots?" "To be sure," replied Billy-, as piromipt
as might be; "'when lie's got tired of oine spot
he goes to another.'
As Athenian who wans lame ini one fool, joiii
ig the army, was laughed at by the soldiery on
acunt of his lameness. " I am here to fight,"
. sa heero "not to i-un."
CORRUPTION N CONGRESS.
The Boston Journal seems to think that the
House of Representatives might take a more di
rect way of getting at corruption if there be
any in its body. than by making a great ado
over a poor newspaper reporter, and gives the
following suggestions in support of that opiion:
"A gentleman who was long a member of
Congress, and whose veracity is Unimpeachable,
in a recent conversation on the progress of cor
ruption at Washington, informed us that he was
told by one of the New York members of Con
gress, that it cost Mr. Collins $50,000 for every
visit lie made to Washington; and that lie was
further told that one member (his informant
pointing over at the same time to the seat where
he was sitting) had demanded of Mr. Collins
$3,000, failing to receive which he would op
pose his mail contract. The friends of Mr. Cul
lins had actuaily to run himt out of Washington
to get him clear of the plunders by whom he
"It was the opinion of the gentlenian with
whom we conversed, and who knew something
from extended observation, of the rottenness
which exists at Washington, that a very large
slice of the moncy granted by the government
to Mr. Collins and his associates, is absorbed in
getting these appropriations through Congress.
Now, these statements were made to us private
ly. Our informant fully believed them to be
true, but lie did not communicate them to us to
be spread before the public, and in thus allu
ding to them without his express permission,
we should not f'eel justified in making him per
sonally respaansible. Like Mr. Raymond, if
sniianunCol before a Committee of Coingres, we
would refuse to dIivulge the name of our infornant
But we shoulI suggest a way which tihe com
mittee probably would not care to take, by
which the accuracy of' the statements could be
verilied, and that is by summoning Mr. Collins
to give in his testimony. ile " could a tale un
fould" which would throw more light on this
sulject of Congressional corruption than a dozen
editors could do from information received
through indirect sources.
Exact ly. A gentlemnan who never- was a inem
mer' of' Conlgres, but who was connected with
the Collins Co. as stockholder, and was thorough
ly acquainted with all the ropes, told us that it
cost the Company $450,000 to secure the ap
propriation relerrel to by the -Journal ; that
mno.st of' the muemibers w'ho voted i;or the appro
priation were briied. or bought, or compensa
ted, or influenced, or whatever term may be ap
plied to I he operation of sectring votes by. pur
chase. The ficts were coIImIIImicia.ited to us
without any injinction as to secresy, but we
would iot teel alt libeity to div'ulge the name of
the author without his con.<ent. We will sa'
Ihis nIrela, howei'ver. that if' we should namne
the gentleman iit th. ( azette, very few tuen in
or omit of Cona-'ress Wouthal doubt the statemnait.
B41t Mr. Caol linis kanows ail about it, anda1 we say
with ihe .1oaur'nal, that if the [nvestigaf ing C m
m itee in earnest, it will send fir Mr. ('"allins.
- -'vs(;i.~ u(w00b.
At lte reCent ImeCtilg of the Bo:ardal of Edmi
cation of' New Yoirk "ily, William C :llen liry
ant. f the New York :1vening 1, nade a
capital .peeelh up1on tihe .,1tl ject of " Mu.,ai in
chol ,11." hia which we make the fullowing
-,I initakii-: mIlusic a brinch of' v'aaumniaii edii
cation. we give a new attraction to nour c'aomitntnl
schools. M uAm-i is not iierel a si t dy, it i. nit
oil tertainimn t ; wherever there is mana.sie there
is a crowdl of litener.. We comniplain that our
caaamnun~ scl.< an not attended'al as thev ,ihuld
he. What is to b doia ? Shall we comielil'
attendancet f cihnl ? Htiliahe let is. it' w'
cai, so-rI'h thing that 'hiirei shall :.1tatend
valata'ril-sh:alhl fli. ea' t t'1i'rwd tio tile
hl a r this pVrpn'.- ning han e
mOre M:.tna. it .seims to lii, thaln th1e art t
wvhiihI tfihe anii15nts aeribed1 sith Ipower that,
Ihe very .;tanes of the aarih frnaiI their bils. anil
piled t immi ini a w'l oal aund the cityv of' Thebes.
''It ,aalholc beconsidered~a. toun~eve. thaat imut
sie in s.-hools is usefiati s imi in euntila' to st udy.
.\i'th-r a wearyt' hauri of' poing aaver books. withi
iwrihps saime discouai'gemem~n on th' pariit of! the
kaae-r'. if' not dela.1:ir at thei h:r.bwias em'his
iash, a 5,?nd plts ftimt iallaa a naai're elaiaerf'al :aana
ahop.-f~ uaf Id the lay if fte hamgs frieshenms
tin' circationiat aaf the balo :iand lie sits ad awn
a~:aian to. his task in biater spairit5. aand wvith an
itavigaarateda inda. A lmotst tall ovecnpatiosar'e
ch aeae :and ligh.tenedh bay iie~I. I ri' nber'atiti
a:aa'e beinig ini a taccott 'ma~m:.wa1ti'ry in\'r
ias. whati the~ a a.:'k a ptrm ed byarI i slaves.
whola a'i!i .'-naed their 'aasks with uti rat.-s taf
p a n. " a'e eneun'rage their sir~ginag." sa id
oane ofati' praopr'auietatrs: ' aher work flhe better
i'r it.'' M:tia's pull nior'e v'ieorouts amt the rope
iar thirt " Yaa hueave ho!I" which is a kind of'
song~. I have haeartd thle vinie-dressers- inl 'Tusea
ny, ini te hitid aes, resaoingia tao ceh other ini
sigs, waith which thie whoale region r'esoun~ded,
and which tuinead their liartd day"s work inlto a
A Lt::ast. mravi: Sesi:.-A .seene occurred in
the I lliinois House of Rlepr'esentaves, an the
5th inst., which was more rear~ikabale lfor its
siiglartity than its dercenr. Thei Houaise, tie
foic orgaiizaution, elected "a Sperake'r. pri'a t'itn.
Thei Cler'k oft the formier Hoause ehdmned thle
chair' till a Speaker was t'egular'ly elected.
iritdges coantinutally interuptead the Speaker',
mtitil thme latter' ordlered the Ser'geanit-at-.\rm'as
to tremove the disorderly Clerk. As soon as
the Seraean:ut-at-Ams took htold oh' hini. they'
eliiichet), while niany of thme imemiber~s umade 11p
to thie s~etne of act in to assist thle &eargeanmt in
the discharge of his duties. Af'tet' soime cont
Sidrable wrest ling, kanockinig over chauirs, adaskii,
mkstands, mten and t hitags generally, Mmr. Jiid
ges was git out with his coat shiockintgly' turn.
ive or six assistant Sergeanmt-at- Armas were
then apapointedl to kep order, and the House
praoe.eded to butsiness.
'Tian-: lb :t.tnos maaxa P.m V n 14:irr'as.-Meni mayt
sophlistica:te as they pleasa~e, they can nievr' make
it right ;anti tall thte b anokruptt laws ina the un i
ver'lSi enunoltt ma4.ke it r'ight. tIhrm them nt ato ay ~
their debts. The-re' is sin in thtis netglect, us
chea' andl deser'vinmg of' chtu'rch disipine as inm
stealinig or ise sweam'ing. lI h who viatfes his
pmise tat pay1, or withholds thae paymait aof' a
debt whenm it is in his paowaer' to amee't his aengage
mentit, aaughlt to lie madae tao feel that ini the .sight
of' an hioniest maan he is aL swinleri.
W~'s-rs orV .t Dvmxt M.ts.-A San F'rantcisco
paein givinig tan aceotunt tof a trip aeross the
plains, durinig which thme partty hadl a battle witht
the Indttians, satvs that "Poor Reddy," omne of'
the par'ty, "who was fast givinmg out f'tom his
wounids, heggetd uts to leave hiuinad save our
selves." As the. pairty were heavinig the wounidedi
manm to his fate', thae writer says, "hle tdesired its
to give him some matches, a 'pice of tobatcco,
aimd to pray for him."
AN'-tPoTR.-The Petersburg Express no
tiees time s9udden departutre from that city', uinder
fear' of' lynch law, of'.Dr. ,J. JT. Stephenston, a
three years graduate of thme Pennsylvanimt pemni
tentily. Ho had succeede 1 in getting into
"good society," but a letter from Phmiladelphmia
made his "quietus," and time "doctor'' was
frced to l1a.ve.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COLLECTION OF
INTEREST ON JUDGMENTS,
1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House.of
Represntaiies, now met and sitting in General
Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That
in all eases where any judgment exc!usive of
cost shall bear interest from the date of such
judgment, and that the collection of such inter
est may be enforced by execution, in the same
manner as now provided by law for the collec
tion of interest.
In the Senate IHouse, the twentieth day of
December, in the year of our Lord one thou
sand eight hundred and fifty-six, and in the
cighty-first year of the sovereignty and inde
pendence of the United States of America.
JA1ES CHESNUT, Jr.,
President of the Senate.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
That the present system of Free Schools is
productive of but little good, is a fact universal
ly conceded and deplored. It is therefore in
cumbent upon the Legislature now in session to
take sonic action upon the subject which will
either remove difficulties in the way of the pre
sent plan, or present a new system in lieu of it.
We say the Legislature now in session, because
we regard it as far too important a matter to be
delayed a year longer. Besides there is no sub
ject that can possibly be brought before that
body that should take precedence over a mea
sure designed to further the education of the
people, and certainly out of so large a number
of intelligent gentlemen as compose the pre
sent Legislature; there are some who may de
vise a plan which will bring about so desirable
The State adopts a poor system of economy
when it withholds its money from an object
like this. Dollars and cents can never have a
relative value attached to thei by which the
benefits of a general education of the ma'es
can be estimated. 'Tis already a stigma upon
the State that fbr so long time the practical inu
tility of the present Free School System has
been admitted on all hands, and yet no proper
efforts made to improve it.
We believe the great difficulty is that mem
bers fear the cry of " high taxes" which they
have themselves put in the mouths of their con
stiuents, and therefore do nothing requiring an
expenditure of money; but it is very seldom
the people complain of taxation intended for
purposes of this kind. Let them understand
that the money is to be supplied to the educa
tin of every child in the State who cannot
otherwise receive it, and we are willing toguar
anty not only their acquiescence but their hear
ty approval.-Pee Dee Herdl.
INFLUENCE OF MIND AND BODY.
The inflnance of faith, helefit' or opinion, on
the bdv. is unuiestionable. Wo have seen
ehildren'of two, three or four years of nge shiv
er in the cold bath, because th'ey tared. before
hand, it would be cold to them. The proof of
iental inflihence iitli'i C14e is deri*d fro'm th'e'
iet. hut imwhen th, sanie process in the same cir
cinstanes, or those which euarly resemble it.
is submiiit re to cierf'u llyi nd without npprehen.
sion, there! is ino shivering.
T'lle son-lii tIrthIi is applicalble almost every
winin. in li , and in nearly all ciriicuimstales.
Thtimgs are, to a vev great extent, as we appre
henil theim. (r we expect a rooi will be cold]
Al Sixtv de'gIeis ilf Fahllrc-nhiteit, it is very apt to
pr.ivI so. It we expe t to- Ie fltigued with a
c.rtin kind or degree if exercise or labor. we
11r aI t I.e SO; :1111 the cntrary. Sol if we
xpe :~ to earl coll or an ither diaease--event
s mall-pioix-1 iw ' art very .p1t t find it so. On
th. omitrary. Ie who iues not expie't to be' sick
or to ltw assailed, iny walk unscnthid through
ilang-ur< liv wtiihi th' mitor. timiid man would be
lestroyeidi. WVe might illustrate the principle at
wi'hiicliwi aiim b litimimeroums'exaiples, but a fhw
will be smiuliient for our 1 pr'esent putrlpose. We
wih. it ple11' Ill histen the' conviction on the
miinds of' our readers, that just as surely as the
ixpet t Io o eingt wealthy. wise orl good, tenids
to.sehr sim Iosuel dis thle e'xpectation
thait we shall bie hie:,hblyt ior diseased tend to nmake
In Pais' lit' of' Sit' Hlumphrney Davy, we are
to ld that Dr. Weilmddes onice went to him i with a
piatienot whii wais gr'eatly afflicteil with one spe
cies ot pais', iiiniorder lhat lie miiight receive the
in'ins oxicie gas, lint withuit explaining to his
pa~tientf thei niature' of' the operation. Betfore ad
minister'ing te gats, however, a thermometer
was plac'ed hinder' his tongue, to ascertain them.
Lrinera:l tempelrature of his syte.Th atienit.
Iiit so in ieh n<- imnagiinig what w:s to be done.
nio$0: sonrltdo f h iit i of' thme thermometer un-)
di'r hi.4 to'~nue, than1: he declare'(d lie was betteir.
Th'le gas, the'reforie, was not given,. but the man was
requiiredi to conme and hi' operiated upon01 in the
sameu waiv the following dayi, which lie did, and
wvtih .iimite happyi~ effects. Ini sine, after r'epeat
inlg the opecraition of plcn the bulb of' the
ther'momte'r under~i his tongue every day, for a
fortnight, the patient, was dismissed perfeyetl
EJinamlly worthy oil our creditb though it nmay
ISeemt to paritak;,' a little more of' the imarvellous,
is a story whiichi Dr~. Gregory, of' Edinburgh, was
aceni'otined to relate to his stuidents:
.favingi onteed a youg patient of his-n
miedicalth tleit-to tauke an an~odvne at bed
time,~' the '.ounmg man uniderstoodi him to say a
cathiatrie.' The ic ~oiine was accorilyl takeii
'in die f'ull expem aiti otf laxative etuee'ts ;which.
in truth. werie reailized. When Dri. (1. asked tle
next mornmiing wmhat eth'eet the anodlyne had, die
sick tmant e~xelaimued with g reat surpri~e- Ano
dyne, sir' ! did viu ni ot send me i athartic't"
liv' no mencus, saLid ti' he dctior ;it wmas an anto
dote. Weil, said the piatienti, it has certainmly
operuated as a c~aiatie,anid I f'eel greatlyrelieved
by it. Now, it is ?inite possible that the condi
tin of' the yong mami was sneh that the ano
dvmme piroduceed enthartic efleets, indekpendenit
of' the state ut' the mind ; still it is scarcely
It is on the sante principle fliat medicines in
general niot only' in thle hands of quacks, but in
iose of' r'eguinr phjiltsiciants themselves, hiave'
muchi of' their eflicacym. 'fThe influence of charmis,
aind contjuriations$, anid inctt'tationis, to restore
health amonig savages, is well kntownt.
- Ciis'i.m:E Iba~notuso lIAvs.-Awlmfuml! It is
evidlent that dhe capacious hioops and " et cete
ras" of' the ladies havme a more terrible evil to
beam', thtan we had thought o f.A rt-atcher'
adveitises in one of' our lip town cotemnporaries:
" Ladies and gentlemnen inifested with those
destrutctive v'ermnin, rats, would do well to call
Oh, Jehu! Its the last place we should have
thoughlt of for catching rats! But fun alive I
wouldni't it be spoi't to see a lively ferrier at
work " in tile premnises?"-Monitgomecry Mail.
A TlrAn.-It is a little thing, glistening but a
monment, a pearly deep in the window of the
soul, but who may know the language it speaks ?
Who can tell what bitter thought has prompted
it to flow ?
The oplhent poet Rogers thus rhythmically
spieaks of' a tear:
"Sweet drop of pure and pearly light,
In thee time rays of virtue shine,
More calmly cleai', more mildly bright,
Than any gem that gilds the mine."
THE SWORD OF PHYSICAL AND MORAL TRItMPE.
Two classes of conquerors appear upon th'e
earth, and from each class we select a type to
illustrate the difference which lies between their
practice aud achievements. There -are soldiets
whose mission seems to be to -pull down and
overturn-and such were Alexander and Napo
leon: there are reformers who, from the ruin of
decaying systems, create and build up new
structures--and to this latter class belong such
men as Luther and Holloway! Let us contrast
Napoleon and Holloway--two men, alike per
haps in the normal nature of their genius, and
each aiming at a certain universality of empire
in the professions they respectfully selected.
The empire of the sword which the former
created and for so many years of fluctuating
victory sustained and fostered was, after all, an
idle and a bloody dream. It faded in thefrost
of his first reverses, and when he died, a lonely
exile on the sea-girt rock, there was no compen.
sating benefit that he could point to for all the
carnage, misery and ruin his personal pmbition
cost the world.
Professor Holloway made a wiser choice,
although the enemy he grappled. with had more
than mortal terrors at command. 'He levied war
upon disea-e, and with the self-made j weapons
of his Universal Remedies has fought and over
come his enemy in every land, on every sea,
among all tribes and nationalities of the earth.
It was a stubborn floht and one in which sue
cess brought no triumphal cries to cheer the.
prowess of the conqueror. The silent grati
tude of a rescued sufferer, the still small voice
of an approving conscience, the assurance that
his years had been. devoted to a worthy object,
and the growing respect and- admiration of all
whose good opinion deserves to be considered,
-these were the only stimulants which prompt.
ed him to despise the calumnies of interested
hate, and persist in the dissemination of that
medicinal empire which he has at length estab
lished among all the nations and branches of the
human family. And his is an empire that will
last, and a re.ward that shall not pass away.
It would be an insult to theunderstanding of
our renders-versed as we must suppose them
to be in a matter of such vital interest-to enlarge
upon the different steps of the investigation by
which Professor Holloway succeeded in demon.
strating that all maladies took their rise in ai
organic impurity of blood. He did discover
it; and by discovering in addition, one single
combination of herbs capable of restoring tbe
blood to purity, arrived at that UniversaL Reme
dy which, though dreamed of, and balieved in,
and hoped for by the wise men of all former
ages, had never before been realized in the test
of universal practice. Great, indeed, is the re
ward of the learned and indefatigable physician:
the prayers of the millions he has saved accom
panying him through life, and the record of their
grattitude will have gone before him when he
is summoned from the scene -which his genius
and philanthropy have so largely. contributed to
improve, The reward of practical. benevolence
The Montgomery Adreiiser says: It was with
infinite regret we heard yesterday of the death
of the Hon. Preston S. Brooks. Many years
ago, when both of us were young, we met him
often at the house of a common relative, in South
Carolina. He had then the careless gaiety of
youth, with the bold, daring spirit which he has
since manifested. He was fit to have been one
of Rupert's gavaliers, and would have dashed
against the advancing pikes of the Roundheads
with the same inditference he would have ' thun
dered on their rear." He had not only rosolute
courawe but intellect. To one of his organiza.
ion, though, life was too full of enjoyments for
that application to study which, when greater
responsibilities were cast on him, we have been
told Ie was devoting himself. Had he lived, he
might have been known for intellectual achieve
ments as well as for the incident of a year ago
which male him noted. He was a fearless,
chivalrie muan, devoted to the South and her
cause. His death, under present circumstances,
is one which the South may unite with his friends
BaUTAL Mt'RD.R OF A SL.AvE BY IlS OwNER.
-Michael Boylan, a German, residing on Lov
er's Lane, near this city, was arrested yesterday
by Sergeant Wilson and Privates Richardson
and Wailer of the 'Mounted Police, on a charge
of whipping his own slave, a man named Step
ney, to death. The circumstances of this out
rage as we have learned them, are as follows:
It appears that the negro hnd been run away
for some time, and was taken on Tuesday last
and carried to jail by Constable Jones. lie
was then whipped, and turned over to his mas
ter. Yesterday, Bloylan, while under the influ
ence of liquor, renewed the punishment, and
continued it until the negro sank under the in
diction and died. When Sergeant Wilson ar
rived at the spot, the negro was lying on the
ground lifeless, and Boylan by the side of him,
compi~ltely stupified by liquor. The latter, to
gecther with his nephew, whose name we did
not learn, was arrested and carried before Jus
tice Russell, who committed them both to jail
f'or further examination. Sergeant Wilson is
of opinion that but for his prompt arrival on
the spot, the negro would have been buried and
the crime concealed, as the conifin was already
preparedi and a hole dug to receive it.
W'e are shocked to recOrd such a crime in
our midst, and trust the law w~ill be rigidly en
forcedl against the offender.-Savannah Repub
lican, 6th instant.
MoxvUENT TO' NR1l. TABER.--TIe amount of
moneyv raised f'or the purpose of building a
monnient to, the memory of Mr. Tabor, has,
we learn, reached one thousand dollars, which
huas be.en contributed by the press of the South,
which Is thouught to be suficiently encouraging
to .iustify the commencement of somes initiatory
mev~anres looking tow ards the commencement of
the work. It is now proposed to locate it at
Magnomlia Cemetary, and have it of such mate
rial and proportions as to do honor alike to the
living and the dead.-Correspondence York Dis
" Wnders the matter, Uncle Jerry?" sail Mr.
--, as ol Jeremiahi K. was passing by, ;,owl
ing most ferseiouslv.
"Matter !" said thie old man; "J've been lug
ginl' water all the mornin' for Dr. C.'s wife to
wash with, and what d'yo s'pose I got for it ?"
" About ninepence."
"Ninepence I She told me that the doctor
would pull a tooth for mec sometime I"
"Ax ILL WVisn," &c.-The Boston Herald
mnentions as one of the incidents of the late
snow storm that a milkman got blinded with the
blowing snow, and failing to find the village
pump, drove into town with several cans of' pure
Tn E net amount in the Treasury of the IUnited
States, on the 26th ult., subject to draft was $21,
MARRTINo FAMitr.-A mother and four
daughters, all of whomi reside in Northampton,
have, collectively, appi-oached the altar tof Hy
men seventeen times 1 The mnother' had four
husbands, one of .her- daughtersfdur, 'anid'the
others three e-a