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"We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of our L rtes, and if it must fall, we will Perish amidst the Rui.
SUIKINS, DURISOE & CO., Proprietors. EDGEFIELD, S. , MARCH 4, 1857. - XI-O
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From the Country Gentleman.
LCOK ON THE BRIGHTEST SIDE.
Old man, I pritbee tell me why
You always wear a smile,
Though cthers oft look wan and sad ;
How do you care beguile?
Though doom'd to toil and penury
- And bowing down with ate;
Yet still light hearted, blithe and gay
You tread life's weary stage.
I'll tell thee all, my youthful friend
The goo-l old main replied,
What e'er may hap 1 always look
Upon the brightest side.
0'er all the land there's not a man
Ilow hard so e'er his lot,
lut if he will, can often find
A bright and sunny spot.
lre liv'd and toil'd for many a year
Beneath the summer's sun,
And in the winter cold and drear
My labor still went on;
And in that varied course of years
Did much of ill betide;
liut still I always strove to look
Upon the brightest side.
When sickness came, and hours of pain
Draiin'd wearily along,
And mourning sad and murn'rings vain
Dropt from my feeblc tongue,
Kind hearts were there and kindly words
Fell softly on mine ear,
Anl loving ones were always nigh,
.ly faintint heart to cheer.
.And through a ling and varied life
I've lcarn'd this lesson well,
That in this world of care and strife
'1 here's more of good than ill.
A:nd e'en in poverty anid toil
Peace with us will alide ;
Malan may he happy if lie will
But see the brightest side.
I WOULDN'T ! WOULD YOU!
I wt.uhi:i't (ive much for a girl with a b;onnet
Tat cost-fily dollars when it was new;
Y'ho spwt:. a large mty with a hairy tail on it.
That lang: down in front of it jug as a gie'..
I w'oilhin't. ive much for this !Teaiae !
Wolid yo~u !
I wouhld't give nlu:I "or a felm:;ie '' . ianees, I
-~ - -Promenading all the thogonuln-ei ti;rouh
Giving thati:ks to the e!erks.or Pa1rots glances.
Inoughi to turn her eyes all rkew,
I wouldn't give iouch for this female !
The f:llowing is a reply to the aiove. by' a l.iy:
I WcGtitT.1'T ! WOULD YOU 1
I woulin 't.give mutch for a cii who ha.: gone it,
"Till tic's tua every cent ot his le.-auy thou;h ;
Wh ..- simlperinit chin has a hur:" mectee on it,
'flat hangs (own Ill (4i jt ;1A ,is it :irew.
I tould'nt give much for this fellow !
I wouldn't gi' much for a chap with a eFilhar,
That's m1enlo to stand up. sbnot over his earr
- Who wearswhiteidglocestii:tost veralhi ar,
And a c':t that l:elo:;s to '.iue hi:i ht of the
I woutldn't ye mu'ch for this fe!nV.w !
~2tisdf~inu u a vou'
Friomn Porter's Spirit o3f the Tinme .
A GHOST STOlRY.
ISV um:zn. t n s, i:%I.
s: Never but once wvas I ti-ightened at any-.
thing like a ghost." said 'Timothy 'Tyles. " and
then [ was frighltenied for' certain. I wa~s living
on the UpperCi Mkii.rppaitat th~e ihne, but that
snakes nso differ~sence. Ple tell yon how it was.1
One night, about 12 o'clock, I heard some
(Ine rapping 'at my door. " Who's there ?" I
SMo..:er,' rep~lid a v*oice from without, " IC
thoeght i'd stopl and see if yotu wouldn't go I
and fratch the coal-pit fo~r me till morning. I
am not very well, and having Leen upI all last
niight, I think I l.ad Letter try to get a lit tle
.\ow- I know .Moeier very well-knew lie
. was burning charcoal about half a mile up the
river: and not only that, but I knew rhet
hads re:d piretty gir!. an'd that [ had13 taken a
getnot ion to her. So tip 1 jiumaps, hauls on 1
my clothes and was ready to be off' ins a few
" Yo will not be afrasid to stay by i'our'elf.
will you. Timhn?" asked Mosier, a.s we were
abiout .se:d'atinig, for he lived! still further down
1 be afraidi of ? I have ntever' yet acen any- i
thing worse than myself."
-oh. I did not mean to say thatyuwee
co~wardIly. Timi, but I thought von might lhe
lonesom'e, perhaps ; and if you thought so, that
Ihad hetter wake up the I)tutchmnu, wvho t'
staying at you:r hsou.se, and try to get hsims to
go with you."
f a ;.uredl hdm that Iiineedel no compan~i~y, aud
,.o start:-d turi the coal-pit. 'The night was very
dan and I 15us confess that I id t feel a littleI
ueaibm I could11 not tell why. Thelnre
wa- ti:e grave of andiiianai by the .side of the
pat :: whuien 1 mst tra'.vel to reach thet coail-p~it
an: I it hiad btenI 4por1 .1 that w onderful sighit,
hal bec& seeni ther'se. Pe'triiaps this was thle
cause of my unplea.sant iehng. -
1 tried to whli.-tle my3 1imi iup, but it wva
.gi no go. The nea~rer I app;roached the dread- 1
el spot, theL wvorse I f'elt. When I had reached
the ell'f of' rocks arotund whidi I should turn
in a few pactres andl be rigzht ait thle lmiilian grave.,
I feit my haxt rise onl inyi be'.i, and thens iti
see ned that myriaids of' lit le dernons were
danscing through my13 hair', anel playing a leap.
frog uip aid down moy shoulders, and hummtiig
que -r nise-;5C inl liy ear's. I stopped, and~ bearan
to t dinl seriou,'ly of heatimg a retreat. .lu-t
thte: the fair image of' Jane ElizabethI Elvira
MIoser flitted aeroes tmy tloney3. and1 1 sid to
nvself, "'- This will never do ! Go bac'k. and let
th'e old1 man'S coal-pit hurst out and burn tup?
Why~, it would .settle thle hash with me forever.
The'next titme PdI go to see -Jane Elizanbeth
- Ehvira, he'd kick mec out of the house ; besides."
reasoned I, " what have I seen ? What kind
n e-cuse eenid I make?7 No Sir-re,. I'll
go throng or "burt a iler. If there'sany
thing at the old Indian grave, '11 not see it,
for . wont look that way."
Thus saying, I started on at a rapid pace.
The rocks were rounded, and keeping my eyes
bent on the ground, I had nearly passed the
grave. when a bright light blazed across the
path just before te. Before I had time to think,
I .ooked up, and oh ! great Jupiter! what a
sight ! A :ironter with a head about the size
of a half-buiel mneasure, was standing upon
the Indian grave. Its eyes as large as cocoa
nuts, were rolling jn its great head, and glaring
frightfully at ine. From between its huge teeth
bright jets of fire flashed and blazed across my
path, hke streaks of miniature lightning. In
fact, its entire head seemed to be one great red
hall of fire, with small pieces of the sun set in
it fir eves.
While 1 stood gazing, completely stupefied
with horror, it made a low bow to me and then
raising itself erect, it shook its head and rattled
its teeth together Most frightflily. Then 1
fancied that I saw it take a few 4teps towards
wher I was staniidiig. This rather roused ine
to a sense of action, and in the next instant I
was bobbing along down the river bank a little
swifter than it nas usual for footmen to pass
that way. At every leap I iniagined it was
grabbling at my coat-tail, for when 1 started. I I
thought I. heard it right at my heels. lleach- t
ing home, 1 did not wait to open the door, hut. 1
throwing my weight against it, bur.ted it in.
The Dutchman, who was sleeping up staiw,
heard the rippet, and supposing the house wasj
besieged, came down with a chair drawn, and
erying at the top of his voice: :
4tobber- ! tie!;! nurter! Robbers ! ties !
[nehins ! Ohi, mine Got !"
Seeiing nobody but me, he settled down. All
in the fiunly were aroused. I told my story
in as fow words as possible. Some believed it
-others l:uihed at me. the Dutchman in liar
ticular. ile :uid i1 vos von cowardly pvy."
nid l got fright" at my own shadow. That
there was no such thing as a gho-t, and that he
would willingly go right up to anything of the
kind that could be shown him.
ou would not have went up to this" I
adid., till trembl.line.
'Pe.-ure [ would ! Sist go back me. and
let me see der blace, an I'll show you here's
nottin' dere." t
I refused at first, but being urged by the
I;ii: , and ti:ingini of .Jane Elizabethi El vira
Mos.ier, the coal p,:?. :nid of being kickel out of
the house by the old man, reluctantly con
We 'tartc back; the )utchmman ga int'
dounl :ibout is raverV. and atouit how lie hai
IraVeiled mi:mny a :J/'vl inystery, and I tren
Liin fro mm the ehifet. of iy Ight. but saying
:othir . 1:i du.'e lime we rc vhed the cliff.
.Nt,.-, j1t arodii this r'ik is w:here I saw
t," said i, ,pping :md turniwt'ig baCk ,. the
aih .- not ir.i I enogit'h for us to walk sideu.
>y :ide. am he was following close t, iI a
i "h not i.fr i of ter ';/1-.
W.e wv: at oin. We tuiied1 aroundl the r*' .k.
l roo.e 1. tul there it .::s l:z n : and l lashin:.: .
"?t a< had scen it f'.rc. I turned to thA
)utchiman. to see what etti.:t it 1roduced upon
hiii whenlo! he was not there! A glmi'e
lown Ishe path trcve:tlCl hilim -t rc:king: it like a
-met ar :mnd the r irk. This frgighIcue'I lime
ure: thai ever :ii to I [ ot olt at-ter li a
wilt as my locomotive power- would carry tme.
Iein;: rather the .w:tlest rumiier of the two. I
mn:2.e:i Lia ju-t 's w rea::iled I lie :muout II of the
1.:: .. hich led' tito our house. I ' wIa.,
irlyv hoeing it dmwn. and granmting, every junp, ,
'nli enoug"h to have been i.tard a hiudiire i
.ir.I. I ti
I ii h l it Leen l t in t he tln: l::" '.ibre I a 1. j .
iiid of eeiat Impig I: wu~ i.: mi hec jus be- -~
*o :nie.:i n i L :. t he h i m .:hai . I
-- iIe ! i mit-, : i. iii..e t o lv t ! It . a-h t ;
I:'! Iumur'ta-! au ii to t his ir
Upe tuth.at one I ad er z my mml~ It
ached1 ik camir ic oue at t. ned i emt
hue t ha) tcleah wasi rihtuim hg e. and i
ie lthi but mthgratieet, exion oa nmy '.atri
oud iiav e mertain the twinkelingo an eye~ -i
okmbid loiter lauging fi it is.ide.i
'fe truthamteone flaheg~ aer s y mind ft -
ah ael tmrick, and icnec md thet. lon a shot
hue uaith huea Scamei l iim up, then
heii lauhing mened in reottl i~n tet ; but,
ou um bhe cttin thaes u ta hand myself it
ook t ttle pda ravei. Aiogt ~ii a tah
Tohes hatomeno o stattio.l ois aily ex-1 t
ainedhimt. hser andti .,mte whic the elou t
heui cot whle conod ot lieumkne, wact
sindy loois n vems u andoutwi that was,
imi the h tiing cititi cans in i ad t hiedi
i at Ihe ndian~ fell e, ha iion ut tr tigh atamh
d to i, shati oe cudrtandof adiul t
We git mve.r ti war, itted 1 fridh nut liok- i
ie thing T he i awfu Inasca richiedi that iuc
ta otl whlIoigdw h ae a ac
Iiel .sle'eping invice toad.iii ladiehe jumped C
iptu he honacidntaly at li hfin heubischs !i
milt the ptoorello tad no1 her thoughte thnie
roetdevile hadk anim foerti. ; rn tes iis il
Wie gohytt he u iiicaeeI o, bu ild t he I
he lasstof ivt~ a.. tone asir ained, il th re
That brotowig advc lao married laidi, drotme I
i-omathea culmnisi of thie tmelou walulihae an
tite for ahreekht 'lo i the lnonibv durin Il
tthe ioe, aulke u~ eaast cweplde.
Aote sidewak, aseru te drtsheps, usle
he ab putt evrthingckereshtotheaknbuiwdthe t
ire. .:rI/n the oli feevetut yourtl wansbelait
in oto ameete hirt airediboil the bay lh
ahreiz, stleti orfe si thnale, friutse ta
ieht hofshi hcalth up somie hii wen ou hain,
litht br~te ota lWatocsd, adr the b
ornige pae.t toueieahis) timde ouwirlave manid
nrsetie baby br ei vetImnd thbake tuing tm
hitmea, s the tale fill tbeafast, coiad.g t
Ablot breakthertat, i wal tdsh, nursit . th
,ab you dintieerytoditn, ait-h the b . wa
Ad dr(liters s the bab i(hatspantr wa~ti aleln
ngi ouity adi subil)-ur the toaby~u, dimrw
Lhe bah~ ry :his ouivr si a ie fori cthe,
,enell 'f his helth ; rse tim baby yo drate
urnm a putil or two; hotarey aindte c abbe s
u.- ck he baby) cod-ih, cne b<.ef, (dried
bret ttaur., te boaby anditea diurpande
nurse ; o the baby ee horthinul;et ake ;upte
linne urh et t thbe, ilillte eaftors, Sealnge thef
aberetlmot tere teat ready w ants onusing.)1
Afer dinea, wash the dishes; puthoer fip al
the oak; c>hpso a hpu thenm fo somk, nur e
buay gacieoufwoi hr ho me ;uaz make is-n e
thirteen cents a pound;) get down the stocking.
mnd darn them ; keep on nursing the baby ; wait
ap till twelve o'clock nursing the baby, till hus
band comes with a double shuffle on the front
-teps, a decided difficulty in finding the stair
Lvay, and a determination to sleep in the back
lard. Drag hit up stairs to bed; then nurse i
the baby and go to sleep. Woman in delicate 1
health will find that the above practice will
ither kill or cure them.
SIDE-SPLITlIG ANECDOTES. 1
u'- Hi: u: is a fifty year old jei. d'csprit that
s quite " as good as new." A rich old gentleman
)f the name of Gould married a girl not yet out
f her " teens." After the wedding he wrote
he following couplet to inform a friend of the
" You see, my dear Doctor,
Though eighty years oll,
A girl of nineteen
Fall, in love with okd Gould !"
To whieh the doctor relliedl
.\ girl of nineteen
May love Gould, it is true,
But believe ic, dear sir.
it is .gold without ' '!"
S PAT-Pat. was hungry. and got out of!
he cars for his refreshment. The ears very
homrightlcss went on without hint. Pat's ire I
ras, lp. t
4 Ye spalpeen !" he cried, starting on a run, 11
id shaking his list, as he flew after the train, e
stol, there, ye old staime-wagon ; ye murther
g stame-engi ne-ye've got a passenger rbuId 1
a.t's left beh1aul."
The stane-waggin was relentless, and the I
lasenger G aboard," that was left behind had to I
- " First class in sacred music stanti up.
low manyv kinds of met re a'( t here '"
" Three, sir-long metrIe. short metre and !t'
iwft'er ie thtle ioolilt alone !'' t
1 Who tuld you that, you booby ?"
" Bill Jones, sir." | a
Go to your seat. When school is over we I
ill try amd establi.lh the Keynote of a pickled a
- A Ngeris.i;:.-A egular Trish bull often
ontains a great deal of mneaning', ani sometimes
he truth sl'ps out in a very queer way. The I
llowing notice, says an exchange, appears on r
le we-t side of a country m etin't-house
Any pleroun aticking bills agaiint this churbc,
ill be pirosecuted according to law or any other
? i A f.-w days since, a barber oiuerle a
eward for instantly reloving suiertlnons hair. a
unon:g t:e an: wer was one forwardled by ageI- a
Ikuum1 in K in.ton. We eive it-" Enlertal:e
o kiss a wo;:in aga;nst her will."
:. ? (o:so..crio.-. pa. eng(er on 1 o .im .
hd;ip b for C:disruia who had been e] si
11 the w i out to tihe line. one day weti ti t;:e
oztor. in a sad, suppIlicat ~ng ton::e, aevost e: him a
ith, " I):ctor. c:1: you tell we what I shall be
ood for. hen I get to San Francisco, if. I kcey
ii tie -wav 1' "'Tell you, to be .lure I can. '
iU're ju the maln to begin a grave yard with Ii
. io;:e:,no a voil, obiler in win
hani ve .. after111H be ;iterhisedi eeneierim:i thle 1
owe;- of . ie'lie'l. ..:, 1 think t here's one ir
bin11" God~ east d:!." la
" !:at i.- it T :. iIniirei l:e mother.
S(sod can't make !fill di ne.. muut Il:y big- .
! without .'etting hli ears back."
: -;'uW !iav e h!eard uge te:1, ;ay are"'Ccnt
riter. a new :ind of te!v;raph-.-ne. to '
!ace :1 line of women at. the distance o. lifty Ib
c i'oi ea(lh othIr. n:id t hen m': o!:it to Ih: m
rst news to be trailsiiited. a1- a proomuil e- to
; ia. -aid a little iein, pi l
-,:m beneathl thme bedi-e"lot he(". "I aml coh.! ;jIo
mit .-ome cor' in th,.:.'.d." " .ie I \
e:,," s:ai :'m ' ot e:i r. - i 11:t.i -istr " li
.\ e I r:ym:an a:ke ofli hi- ser'pture pu-1
1whether --the leo;:aird could eii.:. his I
* QiruOL i tn A nr~ir.-" I wish to know.
r von called mec an as. ?"
- .a sir. buit I qulified it.
hba, sh,~ you quailiW!ed it. d11l you? the'c eti
o for you, .sir; and prany ho4w (lid you qiialify th
"I said you wcre ani ans, all but the ears."
rit teni oh a scoling wife: ci
Hfere lies mhy wife, l.oor l'ully ; let her lie.
She linids repose at lbut-anid so do 12.
It wias a rat ! A miiley ratt,
That ran across the Ilure.
lie new i hadudent git. a cat, JCC
And~ so camen in tihe dore ! Ith
We ailvise the Poet to commeinee with ai
oie niext t 1 ime bfore he attempilts an nial
Ie .,izeC of thk hist' rat I
I o I ,otn..--Thoutsands of mnen lreathe, moveI
id Ii ve--pa-s ili th Ist:iage (of liIe, amiil :are sh
Lard o'f no jiore. Whyi ? Thley (do not a pari- 0
ele (4 good in i lhe wo~rl. and none were bless- ba
by them, none coulid point to them as theri
itr'ument'of t heir redeimption ; not. a word
ier spoke could be reuenliedl. and~ they.i perished of
zer light went out ini dairkne'm and they were
it rieemberedl mlore thanti the inisect of yes
rday. Will vou thus live and die, () mani
muorat !d laive for .,omething. IDo good, and
ae behind you a monument oft virtue that
w storm of time "an niever idestroy. Write
out iinme in kiindness love and mercy on thle
earts of thousanids who comile inl c:ontact with
inu rear by year,-youi will never lhe forgot teni. er
0, "youtr nameil, your dleeds. will lbe as legible as tl
me hearts vou leave behiind, as thle stairs on the th
row of evening. tiood dleeds will shire as the kn
mrs of heaven.-Dr. Chlm~lners. -i
F"aim.-" Ep,1hriim~i,' NOdd Simoii, a what does ur
fellow look like, when gallanting his sweet- era
-a~t through a .lhower ?" " Why," saidur
,phrin. looking at hlis hoots, "lie has ver~y,
ich the appearaince of a rain-beau." 01
'rTu Qrai'. or Es~mA xI)'s IInnI-D)i(ss.-This9 a
e~tty atfair has 20) diamfond~s in a circle, worth m
7.50(0 each-two large ones worth 610,000 lto
ach, tour fiam od crosses in thme samne worath
t0,, foi r large dliam~ionds oin the tops of the
rosses woritii .j200,000, twelve others in flers s
e ix wortl h $50,000), eighteen smnill ones also cJ
-rthi 9i10,000, pearls and diamonds upon the lo
rosses andi ariches, worth .$50.000O. 141 small g
iamonds $2,500, twenty-six dianionds ini th
pper cr~oss woruIi $1,500, two circles of pearls to
-hic ar~e worth $;15,000. All thmese stones are tl
at in old, and cost, aside ft-omt the precious su
ietl, $559,500. Within the limited shores of th
lad, whosLe govenmeit sulpports a woman .
rho wears this bauble ont her head on state oe-a
asions, there are at least oine hundredl eubjects fe
an a e f achtl umlo.s *3*
COD IMUNIC Jig .
For the Adver er. o
MR. EDITOR :--At this po t of time, there is u
great dearth of news in land of dashing b
rater-falls and "pretty blu "lls." And hence n,
he "nonsense " in the sh of a brae of an- d
cdotes which I am about inflict upon you
md your readers. So "lie goes for a spier
>ite," as the little boy sai hen he put an an-,
iquated bird's nest into hi at pocket. n
First Anecdote .-There is originality about i:
'naracters purely Ameri which is entirely "
mnknown to the denizen of the Old World. g
ashington, Franklin and "avy Crockett, each r<
a his own way, and in his S wii person, have i- tt
utrated our national char teristics in a man- di
tcr peculiarly bold, striki original and bril
iant. Each section of thei'Union has its pecu- pi
iarity. The Yankee glo in a well founded tc
ell-complacency;' a stern regard to chivalry f
ervades all the thoughts d deeds of the cour
cous Southron ; and the -tern pioneer knows
cry well that in point fun frolic and dauntless
ourage, he is withou a peer 'n the face of A
he earth. Jasper and Ne rton were brave and Uc
croic beyond all that we end of in the stories
f romance, and well maSouth Carolina be sl1
roud of such sons. In ta Mexican war, the cu
tanetto Regiment was istinguished for un- ur
inching valor and nobl. Lcaring. But alas! I
ad mlus, cowardice of the. most shrinking type, "
lo finds a place,'and a lodgment beneath the kt
bade of the graceful Pahietto. Alln.ion is had PIl
i the conduct of Tim Frightie and others, on k
be occasion of the fight, which cane ell recent- t
on '/u6': creek. Tim rightie. Davy Fight- I
I and some of the Spunkie fitmily had been to b.1
a auction, and in returning home stoppl~ed at the ill
ram-shop. After all haids had turned iy, the
GLi fJiIer two or three times, several of the
punkies growing pugnacious "clubbed" against
al 'T'rotter for the avowed p:urpose either of
mining him off the hill .or giving him a sound
irahing. But Davy Fightall wa not the man
mtind idly by and seotho=e fellows "inIpse
n ipo.-ition " ulion Hi Trotter ; so he p:trcd th
, withi:>nt ;any regard to conscqutences. Sticks
nll knives were freely 'used by the Spunkies,
Id !ay reelvcd a flesh wound in the . ho!bl- fe
but liaving at lcngt&f .mceclei in drawiwb'g
is wl knii. he soon threw the whole o1po
11' !d':c inito a state of locomou ti' ion ecidedly" t
recipitate. Davy waiigetty h:oily t?. and
.lodV a.; a beef." hlnd on Iookit roild or
,iie 'inc to staunci tl:flow of blood, lie ('::id
e neitht;. friend nor lii littie .son. who at
Ad beeni a .ilent spectator of the ungagenient,
red the only exception. Even the 1)oggery .
d been closed during the fracas. Hial hada
r/td off on an oll roan just : soon as lie .aw
avy fairly in-tailed in his roomi ail stead.
he tap..ter j.ars im-the p;r';pri. or wasnbent
his haste to l-m,. had forcibly ejected Tui a:
riightie fri m hisi. hiiing place in the D.::gery ;
id o ;r Tin, in hi:; fri:l th thinkah that t,
uly was trying to irag hini into the "scrim-1 0
ge." e:ahimred: t gentle ,m. T ami not a1!Q
ight any of you.'' . few inites alfter- fij
a, and wvhilst the fig-ht was et progre'eing.
me one: having sped~ 'Timo .-itting, in a h~nnch
r;mik wceeds:, =ke.l lim if' he va; afraid oi
:ak. 4. '- i my ie~u- Iiney," reliidi Timi in a t
eo vi i. id fP. .int, lw :md t
uidi seemi to verily thesaingi of FXuke ; the
'e ofi chiva!ry is gone." li:
*, *a I.i ar--dit.-s I nie o n a time,' a live- :
it en swain, in the State ol " Georegy," toiok b
winning the athietions of his sweet-.hea~rt.
ere remiad bumit r)ne oibstacle to the icorantnl- li
'tion of thle vow5 cotimaibitl. It was. supphih
i that the girl's fatiier wouldl initerpio.e an lb-a
:tion in the formn of ai testy No. Youing Ainmer' :11
s wits were, however, egnal to thei. eniiergenc~y, i
the sequel will show. A piviate interview
ing been obtained, lie adidressed "the old n
i," a.: fblhows: Mr. Sniappemn, they say~ of.
nr gats nou worky." ]3efor'e the old fellow li
uld nmake any repmly, indignant or otherwise: thri
e "ndidate for matrimony " continud th
if.".iwrr. you je:;I gin her, to me", aund il on
y/ hr~ at ci'r frock, andi' ai m-if whlif and thvu O'e
1'll lac .slaar to irork " Snappiem, whio wa~s fbnd
a joke, shapped the trembhlng suitor on the og
oulder, and old him lie coull have the gul. wa
ir- hero now has alnost every thing, which the po
kwoods settler covets-a nice wife, a e'-vtii
he, a snug cabin, a productive fiarmid " lots "m
little resgondiiiis E. K. smn
For the Advertiser. lie
RLE'S ('IIPTER OF' WANDERS, AND "LAST ai
('IJAPTER," ENTIRELY. . e
I wonder if MIyan,.: has made one fiind ? ''
'onder if any one cares who her the wee flow- htac
goes on in its blooming, or fades away like een
e faint memory of a dreamn ? I wonder ii m114
chance acquaintance of MranT:'Js who ol
ms so well who Myrtle -really is, has had a tlir
iion in which she appearedl to himii in her nat- ligt
al character, rlimple and unadorned withflow- tm
titles ? Think he must htavo had, or else is
coimony shrd, discerning and precorinus,
phaps hias dlone what gentlement-young gen-wi
mei-are not fregnently guilty of c'oing now
ays : cut his risdom teeth. I wonder if my
my readers really think I am one of that in
esting cla-as "D~oesticks " denominates, " God
sakn," or what they hate still wvorse man-for-r
ken spinsters ? I wonder if I have any thing
nief in may natureo? Think I must have; I
e the sunshine so powerfully, and that is not tm
ly-like you all know, well. The sun in never e
bright, nor too wvarmi for me, anti I would, I
iiik, prefer sitting in the house sonic beautiful
ifmer- eveniing, wvith the wind~ows shut dlown, lot
e blinds closed tightly and i..at one bireath of
rallowed to circulate in a close little room six fo
t square, than to walk out, as I've seen some gre
..n, la.ies of ormaiouLs comolexion3 (not fri
ealth,) with "cracker bonnets" a yard and a
Olf long, both ways, pulled down very tightly
rer their faces, and thick brown veils crowded
pon the top o' that, so that not one ray of
essed sunshine is allowed to struggle through,
yr one invigorating breath of air to fan their
Plicate cheeks too roughly.. And all for the
ke of a p'ret/y complexion. Oh luddy ! if I
ouldn't rather :e as 'brown as a bun' or as
eckled as a turkey egg, than endure all that
artyrdom. And I cannot see that such care
1 youn ladies liavo such enchantingly be
itching complexions after all, for what they
in in whiteness, they lose in freshness and
siness, and I am so very unrefined in my
ste, as to prefer nice, plump, rosy cheeks, to
lieately pale and Ira nsparnclly interesting ones.
Well Fin forgetting my subject as all old peo
e are wont to do--forgetting that 3YavrT.P is
bid you all an eternal adieu, an (-verlasting
rewell in this her last wonderful chapter.
ell, " the best of friends ntust art."
"There is no union here of he-rts,
That finds not here an end."
s someibody most pat' etically observes-Mlont
iacry may be.
W Il, as 1 was speaking of the blessed sun
ine, I may as well be canilid, and as : an open
nlession is gooad for the soul," and I feel in an
Icominmonly jpious, spiriInal mood this morning,
vill tell you exactly how I am going to part
it von. .Ju-t as " D.xus" has done, by
eping your co:mpany still in a new dress. Peo
e ought to ch:ige their dress sometimes you
low, and li so perfert a devotee of the sun,
at like the 1'era-i:, I woubl worshai, it, were
suot a Chr'::tiatn, aii as " l.us'' is abs-orl.el
the : bea:n," I hall be the flower that lives
its light, and -,:ll come to you next week as,
re ,4.a,;,i r" that turns on her God
when he sets,
e ,amne look that she gave when he rose !"
For the Advertiser.
A FEW NICE PUNS.
A friends of our.; sends us the following. with ]
e hope that we will give it a corner in the
Id/r,1is.'" A Somei are e oodI-all are pa-ssable.
A large piece of pnigy bread is a laf, but a
ha.nr that tries to get that nice light bread
t hiit wurking fur it, is a "l'r !
A horizr;ntal I.ibi in a gar::ient is a Ivek. but
Sinaie of a crtain inidividual, who wai too
e to get lhi, iupper. isTrk.
. thick !.ar!, iii tance, obtained by boiliiz
wit tar, is pitci., but an eathern vessel with
pout for pouring out liquors, is a pi/cher.
A inrtiisular clirge in an indictment is a
tll. but an under p:rt in mu-ic, which serves
a contra-t to the other parts, is coun4r.
A head-land is a cat'. but a .kip or leap is a
A narrow fillet or band is 1a1.e, but a small
.x..ainlle i., a /afy..
A rattli:n, clat tering or rumbling -ouni, logn I
itinutiel, is a diW, but the meal taken about 1
n. is din"r.
The fourth paro < f a -aiion is a qutiiI. but the 1
thI part of a dolar is .i,/mnrkr
THE DO(: is. U013I;G.1 lI.NKS.
le: New YMirk i'i" func i re.pon-ille for V
iluwi:g :r tory, and is wi'-iii t'' take I
th, f.r the truh. 1.e s of the nL. It
aher a daunper in some of our nei-zhbor'st
nks. especi::lly thiose of the "Will ('t"
A b~roke.o bra at wae spne!. a ~vry ciel
:nt aniui~n~. kept a-s nmeth for comnqion':-hi 'I
fort .,ervce in simiot~r::. Beinig a hiaceeor
do iws e t. a hutehery in t al of getting'
e :1trvtillit. from a linniity table.I
habit wva.'to ~o reguilary every day to thec
inre mentioned butcher-'s, and at. the end of
week he hadt~ been taia.-ht to carry a dotllar
I to is !eeder. Tis het seem~ed to taike
at plar in- ahv:ax s wa.lking~ :nwvy wiitlb
hill withi great pomu-il.-t, as ii' thoroughly
weeit ing th ab' ili ity to pay hi~s bjoard, anid
ec~nIa being 1i like a dog of re.ectabil i
eSaturday, however, h~ it aster had through
)s-f buit.iness. , rgotteni to pr.t the dollari
e into his niouthi at f lhe accutomed pcerid
the afternoon. Fitdelo biecamne implatient.
mater~i remat~rkedl it, atil hastily puitting his
d into hi< picket. drew out a dollar bill and
erv it do~wn to him, being too busy to adljust
note in the d.;g's mouth. 'The brok. r went
wiith his h~hor s, it beiing theii nearly thireei
ock. But happening to look aromud htimiI
tt ten minutes later, hte perceivedl the dlog -
dina befi re the note, looking up into hi
.;l ina half appealing and hallf-amnn.ed iort of ~i
-as if to say, ": now~ don't try that ion a
i dog.'' and giving at initerval.; four sharp et
ks mn raptd succession. T'his excitedl great
ps in the broker. What coul lbe thle ly
ter? Was it posible perhaips t hat the dlog e~
dIedl contagrion in the hill-yellow andI ty- ei
L lfever, and small-pox, the broker had beard, sI
-e Nometimnes c~ommuniciatedl in thait way. p
looked down at it-cautionsly picked it up,
saw that it was a goo.l bill, but upon a c
>rgiai hank, and quIo'cd at finr per "Cu! dis- at
n in New York. The do'g's objection and pr
four barks were at once clear to him. lie er
no current money, but he wrapped four wi
ts in the bill and placed them mn Fidelio's gr
ith. The anmal was oveaioyed. and trottedl &
with great, satisihetion. We siibniit that fir
case hats hardly any pa~ralell in natural his- hi
r~, andl that it argues a higher degree of iintel- bt
ne in the brute creation than we have been th
e habit of admitting. ch
'oo PoTt:r..-A lady once gave a supper, to a
i she had invited several ladle.s and gentle-li
'i. Durmny the convention she called to Mr. r
w-ho w-as sitting near her, and said : b
Listen to ine 1, c
M adam, I am all ears," was the reply. at
(fter a while, wuhien the conversation fell up
handiwork, she shiowved a piece of embiroide
llease to look, sir, at this trfe. l
1 amt till eyes," lie repliedl, bowing. y
tt last, when the meats were brought on, w,
lady of the house said to the lady sitting te
:t ti her: ne
Will you try a bit of rabbit 7" mt
I amt all stomach," said the latter, looking~ in
nd ..ignificantly. a
t young man advertised in ihie Boisbnn Pos' N
a plce as sih-smnan, anid say~s hie has hiad a - ~
at deal of expe'riencre, haiving been discharged at
... &evn diflnr~nt tores withtin a month. ol
TIlE ARMY BILL.
There is no nr asure that has been success
fully cai red thr. ugh the present Congress,
which alfou.rds us more gratification than the bill
to increase the pay of the officers of our small,
but gallant Army. Our gratification, howiever,
would have been much increased, had the bill
als, provided for soic addition to the pay now
received by the privates. Our army, small as
it is, has been found equal to every emerreney ;
has emblazoned our flag with victory after vic
tory, such as have few, if' any paiallels in hi
tory, and no lcgislation having for its ob~ect,
its elevation and improvement, can exceed its
services or merits. We rejoice then, that this
tardy act of ju.tice to the ofliuers of the army,
has been consmmated, but we would have re
juiced still more had the poor soldier been inclu
ded in the bill. The act only requires the sig
nature of the President to become a law-a
signature which will not be long withheld An
act so eminently just and proper will no doubt,
command the approbation of-the whole country.
No class of public servants have been so inadd
juately compensated for their service<, as our
ariny officers. The bill just pa.ssed fixes the!
annual pay of the several officers as follows:
This will be an increase in the pay of the
Lieutenant General, of $1,828, per aun n;
Brigadier-Gieneral, $1,100; Colonel, 800 ; Lieu
.enant-Colonel. $6.50: Major, 5,50; Captain,
$400; Lieutenant, $300. This is by no means,
large increase, but it will be a most timely
tmd acceptable addition to their pay. We un
lerstand that during the discus.ion of the bill,
mnd the hour it was put to final vote, the galle
-ies were crowded by the finilies of the offi
ers of the army, evincing a very natural solici
.ude in the fate of a nmeasure that so intimately
oucerned them.-Columbia Times.
TIE NEGROES IN AFRICA.
We are permitted (says the Boston Post) to
crake the subjoined extract from a letter written
,y an officer of the United States Navy to a
riend in this city. The writer is a son of a
ate distinguished Senator from one of the New
England States. The letter is written from on
joared the United States. ship St. Louis, and da
ed October 15, 1556, at " Little Fish Bay, west
oast of Africa":
* * * * * * "Thereisvervlit
le variety npmn this coast. " Nigger, ! -laves !
uggers !" is the cry. This town is, like mmost
)tlier places upon the coast, madei up of few
,eople, called white. and a croivd, a mas' of
ni.,erable, tilthV, worthless, indolent (nigger,)
mt ive". I f Charles Sumner, Jack hIale. or any
>ther at usible man, who wisher or is willing to
)n permanently cured of his mock philanthro
>by and sickly sentimentality in regard to the
miversal negro race, he has only to take a six
nontlis cruise upon the coast of A frica. If that
vill not cure Lim, and convince him that hip
ymp:ithy for the three and a half millions of
lie Imppiest negroe. ion, the face of the earth
s.mi-ph:ced. then I have only to .ay he is pa.st
tope and pa-t cure.
'A, I live. I do not believe there is one negro
n one ti:onuan:l upon the coast of Africa. wo
-fas well ol. norall , phyic.mlly, ,r -ucially, as
he wort allbu-ed flave.s in the l-nited State.-.
slavery here is alavcry imdeed, and of the yno-i
ortible !ind. Craeity practise"I here by black
!ave oneres is !hear't-rendi:.: to witne.,s. Sone
ie'fs (ila'k) own ti:ou anis-'.hey sell, tor
ire, o.r kill theni, at pleu,r=ee. Ni:ty-nine of
very hindred negroes, lhtve: or free, even in
,'et'. W'owtl:l gladly e::enangie their condition
ith the itc:nOanet, mo-t ill treatel slave in the
nion. It is imnpo.-'ihle to picture the mi-era
e 'oli iion of the nati'-e Airican upon his own
sii. Ci.'il~'zat lni'n orcven pairtial cul turie, with
he maan of natives, is an idea so perfectly' ab
ard1 tha:t it do.e<i:ot :admiit of' a thoug~ht. With
he combl.i ;ed elibrts of ai tmillionm of' competent.
o::est, rlstriouas, permseverinig phihnthropist
-ith milili..:' oft nuoniey year'ly expendied to the
e.-t pos5rible advx'mitage 1'ur a umilhon of y'ear9,
-outd In t develope one himnired istive Afrirui..
'ho wvould be~ of' ainy :ceolmt to the worbll at
Llge. So much' Iifr niig;ers. IHaving seen our
egroes at :omie in our Southern States, and
:aing .neen: them here, I regard the " in~situ
o as it exi.sts t here ats a beni:;n. nay heaven
instit ution, and our Sout hern bret hreni de
rives the t hiimika of thle wxhole Coi.,tin world
rn having am~eliorateiJ. in .such 'tr'iking contrast
it h th..ir br'ethien her'me. thr'ee and a half muil
uns of naegr'oes. * ** You mayi imlaig
ec that, alt imuaih never a De'mocrat, I pr'ay fihr
re ele.:tion of -\1'. lluchanan, and mainly be
use of' this negro qjuestion the Denmocratic is
Nr~imto PatE.Wenlns.-A elaus~e appropriately
imertedl mi one of thme code bills of' thme State of
is..i~.;pi, says the Feliciaina Democrat, pro
biting niegr'oe., fromt prea'enming, has pasehd thme
''laturme of' that Stale by an alimod~ unani
oul, vote. Thew practice of negro pr'eaching i.
~t j.tilied by any good r'eutlt th~m an p ~ossi
y' ilowx Ii'omi it ;.ad iS codene0b1cn1d
itions of im pulic policy
Negroes who are per'mitted to assume the hai'
funiction" of' the pllp I, bee'omie inv'e.tedl wiith a
:1ramrdinar'y attr'ibutes in the minds of t heir y
L' luloums, ignor'.mnt anl iuertitions fellony-'
axe-, :md acquir'e an infIlucee over them
wverfual for' eviI.
It is a significant fact, that in a majority of':
*es servile insurrezctions and t.ae bar'barisnms n
tendedl upon t henm, ar'e attrII~iutalde to negr'o a1
cachers. 'ThIey fill the maiinds oft thieir follow- s
s w~it h dev'illah intientionms, and incite th~em to Ip
iked actions. Nat 'Turner', a notorious nie- ja
a) prieacher', was at thme head of' thle celebrated a
amithamupton ini ~irrlection ini Virgmiai, and the s
.st victim of his savage thir.,t fori blood w~as il
s old iitress, wh'lo ha~d treated huiim with mnm
sundedl afl'ection. To th~e wicked inifluienceso ai
e same class, t he recent servile dilturhance ,are o
argeable. Thme other day, Sol. Smith, a mne- ti
o preacher', w~as humng at Cadiz, Kentucky, and
other' wxas lhung about the .siee time, for a p
e offence, at Pembroke.--And Jonme<, a pious il
sal of the same calling, in llopkinasville, hasu
en arrested and imprisoned by' a vigilance
mmittee, and will doubtless exptate his crime iv
the stake or gallows. p
InTPORtTANT DEcismoN IN RE1.ATT*.N To 3IL'URY.
I ii mor anim principle' has beenm decaided hiv
rige Rooi..eawi. in tia. Summpre'mea Com it of N. wt
om k. A dr .a.drawnm at Chiicago, . mn Naw Yo~m k
a- di -cuntdi'l at Cnie.:ga :at 10 per eeni. iin
r-.u thiat be'I .g the legal r.imtes ini liinmois. lTe
ceptr conte'ide'd that, as his con111rtet wa,
ido in New York, L' lawv of th ti ae restrie:- '
thei. rate oif intere'st ti '7 per cenlt . gave'rnm ed.
dt rended'm'l the'ii''' neetamn'ce , v id fr uisarv.
he'conrm held otherwi'ae. and I hiat i b.. |:a1a e'
LW York oly atppil 'i I the rate' of' inte esi
umich :he ac'ep: ii o Ioui p''y by wady of' d m-i
res, alter default. Two air the associate juidgesI
,the district concurred ini the demiason. . I
THE NEW AIERICN PRE81DENT.'
Physically he is a large, po wteffullh built
man; mdeed, neither phyjcally i Qlly ,nor
politically, is there anythini fittle about hjm.
lie i- above six feet high, large limbed~ut d'of
fair complexion, and, alt ozgli ata ityyears
of age, still show- t 'at he was in -ea'rlier days
wiait the other sex, who wumt be allowed tfde
cide in such matter:, call a -handtine man.' He
has the habit (that historian; -attribute'-to Al
exander the Great) of holding his head some
what inclined to one side, and :sometime; par
tially closing one eye, as if to prove; what was
undoubtedly the case during his mi"ion in this
country, that he could seea v&deal moreivith
half an eye than all our rainisters when.-they
upene.l ticirs to the fullest extent, as. they had
to do more than once, if all the tales bo true,
during the course of their ' tran.actioW of: bu
sinesa" with Mr..Buchanan., He is hale and
vigorous, a Presbyterian, with more indulgence
for those of other creeds thanis ,iwiietimfes
found in persons of that perua.ionu.. kind heart
ed, generous, anl charitable, .a uiy iintaincas
reported by tlose wlioknoiW .Ijd )i..p1EsY;
much beloved-by relationis, nd.depnadents; dis
tinguished for great prudence .and agacity in
making his decisions, and for 'tirmness in teir
execution when taken.
HOUN. P. . BROOKS.
Friend YCADoN, tue distinguished and gentle
manly Editor of that excellent and.-most, de.er
vedly popular journal, the .uarleston Courier
thus notices one of the characteristic -traits of
Mr. BxooKs :
In mentioning the instrumentality of the no
ble and kindly Brooks, in arresting the further
progress of the late duel, between Mr. Pryor, 'of
the Richmond Eaquirer, and Mr. Ridgway, of
the Richmond Whi, after an ineffectual ex
change of shot', we omitted to state .An inter
esting incident, connected with the final.adjust
ment. When the parties were preparing for a
second fire, which would, probably have prvd
fatal, to one, or both of the spirited,. nd chiv
alrous combatants, our lamented Brooks is said4
to have approached MIr. Ridgway, with this
touching, and irresistible appeal-" Remember,
Mr. Ridgway, your antagonist is the husband of
a youthful, and lovely wife, and the father of
several young children--will you make that
wife a widow, and those children orphans "
The appeal proved effectual--the responsive
chord vibrated in the heart of the gallant; and
generous Ridgway " Mr.' Brooks," said he; "I
cannot stand tlKt-have it your own way'-.and
the affair was honorably . adjusted, and finally
settled. "Blessed are the peace-makers,. for
they shall be called the children of God.".
III proof that the kind-hearted and lamented
Brooks, was no professional duellst,' we subjoin
the followmg extract from a Northern paper:
The Albany Evening Transcript, in. speaking
of the death of Mr. Brooks, says:-" Well do
we remember the last time we saw him, at his
own home. It was our province to be the.bea
rer of a note from an associate-the gallant of -
er ( -ince dead) who first planted the American
lag on the heights of Churubusco-in.relation
to a h sille meetig betweesn the latter and
mother editor. and reaquesting the loan of'a du
.-llincase. Mr. Brook; returned him the fol
i.,wim brief but expresive reply:
" When honor is a suppoart to virtuous princi
ples and run; parallel with the laws of God and
nir country, it cannot be too much cherished
ml encoura-:ed; but when the dictates of hon
or are c.mtrarv to tio-e of religion and equity
icy are the greatest deprivation of human na
ure, by giving wrong. amibitious and lake ideas
) what is good and laudable ; and should there
i re be exploded by all govermuents, and driven
>ut as the bane and plague of hu :an society."
When the gifted and eloquent Toombs rose,
n the Senate, to perform his part in paying the
:ulogistic tribute to the dead 3ruoks, he was so
leeply affected, that. ere he hal finished the
,ad office, he dixoled in a flood of tears, and
flosed with sobs of ef, inste-adl of articulate
itterance. It is abhno.,t sweet, as well as becom
ng, to dlie, to be so gener-oualy praised, and so
R E'ocs WOatr.--We find the following
ni the Keokuk (Iowa) P'ost, of the25th ultimo:
We learn from a gentkmin who arrived in
itr city yesterday, fromi acux city, that the
volves in the river counties have been driven to
uchi -traits by the snow and cold weather, that
lhey have become so ravenons no~ to destroy
itmi-es and cai tle to a consideramble extent, and
imat they have often attacked persons. On the
vening of the 5th in-tant, a son and daughter
I .Mr. Stockdale left their reslidence, on a fork
f the Lit tle Sioux river, in Wtobur-, to ar
end a lairty at a neighblor's. about tiro iles
istanlt, and haave not since been heard of. On
he umorining of the 6th, thme parents went to
oum hon for assistance, and scarched the neigh
orhoodl around them, and as no0 t races of the
.t ones had been founnd, the coniclusioni is that
hey hand been attacked by the wolves and de
'ured. A gentleman froim Wikconsin, wvho
isited Iowa hata ly, Ntates in a letter received
ithis city, that he wvas e a-ed lur iniles by
be:<e raivtnous cleat -reis, and bariely ecapedl
-omi them with his i fe. ie Jeacrib~es them a~s
rrved to death.
Tnr PE.\c: taDLe D SP, I lTIos 'F ritE REt smxS.
- a le in t ,ingular- t hi ng i that the peop!e
un'ng wimi twii ilit .ry orgliiizationi of the
'..ole niatio.i prevail s is, witiomi exceptio.i, t.Oo
o-t paeLille on toe face oif tnle earth, and upon
ispon I believe noi ditlferencee of opinion ex.
t<s amnon. all ob-erver-. I~Iving live I for seve
d1 years in a pos~itionm which enabled nie to mix
mena with the oliers and men of the Rtu.ian
*mv, sutelis many strong Conviction of the Ibis
ain chiaracter. M. laxt hansen mentions, as a
.nt admiit ting of 210 doubt, "'tlie absence of
I war'li ke tendency among the Russian people,
ii their exeelve leair of the profesasion of a
lier." The Riis~ian people have no plea.,uro
weaing arm-, like the Turk or Pole ; even in
eitr gni:urrels anmong themselves, which atre rare,
aey hardly ever tigait. aind the duel, which nlow
"ten takes lace~ amnong Russimn officer,, is con
a:m:y to t he national manners. a:nd a customu im
,r-ted fromi tne West. The people take no
Iea~nre in the fiJiatg iof beasts or birds...a
bull-lights, or ramndight,, or cock-lights,
bien are common tausemnents among some
aster-n, as well as most European niations; and
'hen the iaus-ians is drunk, which often hap-'
mis, he ia never quar-relsonme. but on th@econ-.
.try, e~ire~si;g anid given to tears. Btiton-bc
p- aroused, lie exhibits a degree of patient-ea
urance which is astonishing, and a steady en
muiasmn whichi .showis great power of Jeelig
nid which is deeply seated in the nationalchab
rcier. ie meets death and the severest pui
hmecnt without feai, and strange anecdotes are
ald of the impo.+ibility, as it s'eemns-tn him, of
sobey ing th~e letter of the orders received.
A l,EGM, OpmtmoN.--One, 'f the most 'disiini.
i-e :a -Id -lieent B .ion lan verd, whbile
.i eirint. hi< ealbl bed1 on a shairp nitrhl. hi eily,
m ov.rhe.~rd to s-w to hiiama.it- " Well of all
rays of gem ing a living, the worst a main could
'ollow would be going abbuttown sqigi.g
is this, and gnftting fntakN.orfolbg. -