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"6 We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of our Lities, and if it must fall, ve will Perish anidst the Ruins.
SINKINS, DURISGE & CO., Proprietors. EDGEFIELD, S. APRIL 22, 1857. *O-xxr--**- -
A CITY OF mROTMMOODS.
In the silent mid-night watches,
In the solemn hush of night,
When the soul communes with spirits
From the upper world of light;
Then it was, awake or dreaming,
On the winds a spirit came,
Like the sound of many waters,
And a voice that none can name.
"Mortal !" cried that spirit, breathing
Thrilling whispers to the air;
"Listen to the words of wisdom,
Look around thee, see and hear."
Then I heard a tale of wonder,
Then I saw a bread domain,
Where the congregated thousands
Built a city on the plain.
'Twas a vast, full-peopled city,
Far the mightiest of the earth,
Daily growing, thousands,
Whatsoe'er their name or birth.
There the proud, the meek, the learned,
Rich and poor, and bond and free,
Young and old, in bonds fraternal,
Meet in perfect unity.
Quite dwells within that city,
Strife and mammon enter not;
Cahn it seemed as holy Sabbath,
Every dome a holy spot.
None for love of lucre leave it,
None rebel against its laws;
Never yield they to the Tempter,
For the tempter gives no cause!
Streets and alleys intersecting,
Laid with geometric art,
Witnessed to the love of order,
Both of head and chastened heat t.
Marble mansions shone by moon-light,
Every portal bore a nanie;
But no sound of voice or footstep
Thence from street or mansion came.
There I stood, am.ized and musing,
Whether sleeping or awake;
When to me niethought the spirit
In a gentler accent spake:
Speakingi in expressive silence,
Speaking to the soul in night;
"Mortal!" lift the eye, be manful;
Out of darkness cometh light.
See an oasis of beauty
Mid a barren world of strife'
See a city free from folly,
Anger, ills, and jars of life!
Not a soul disturbs his neighbor,
All the evil passions tied;
Mortal! why 1 There is no waking,
'Tis TUE CITY OF TiE DEAn' !"
RUB OR RUST.
Idler, why lie down to die 1
Better rub than rust.
Ilark! the lark sings in the sky
Die when die thou iust!
Day is waking, leaves are shaking,
Better rub than rust."
In the grave there's sleep enough
Better rub than rust.
Dcath perhaps is hunger-proof,
Die when die thou must;
Men are mowing, breezes blowing,
Better rub than rust.
H~e who wvill not work shall want;
Nought for nought is just
Won't do, must do, wvhen lie can't,
Better rub than rust.
Bees are flying, sloth is dying,
Better rub than rust.
Fr',t, Porter's Spirit of the Timues.
MR. 8.IITIl AND TIlE WIDOW.
nY TOMi JONES, E5Q.
The writer of this sketch'and is particular
friend, Mr'. William Smith, once wvent in the
steamboat Isabella, dlown the beautiful river on
which the far-famed city of Br'ookville is situa
ted. Among the lady passengers, of whom a
number were on board, one soon dazzled the
eyes of Mr. Smith with the brilliancy of her
beauty. She was tall and slender, was blessed
with a pair of sparkling black eyes, long, thikk
smooth, glossy hair, and a rosy complexion-al
toget her, shle was about as pretty a lady as evei'
fell under the observation of Tonm Jones, Esq.
And this is saving a great deal, as Mr. Jones
flatters hiim.,'lI' that he is aptite a coniii~sseuri of'
pietty wometn. There is niothi'ng in nature that
lhe likes .so much to gaze upon. -- ies. otheis,"
as he, inspuired by the beauty of' the scene thait
lay~ b~efore htim, observed to 3i'. Smiith, as they
were .-miitkinig and t alking on the deck ; " yes.
ot her's ma~y delight in inounitain scenery,'~' ori idw.ell
w~ithI enri',turiied eye upon a lowlatal view of'
grecen lichils and flowver'y metadhows ; hut 1 eniv
themi not. ., long as I can gaze intoi thme bright
eyes amm' nd ar'k the swieet simile that lays) over'
thte lipas oI s,,ine lovely wvomani." " Tomu," said
Mr. SnmithI, "let's go and take a drink."
The lady wvho had attracted to hei'self the eye
of Mi'. imaithm, was dres-edh in mioui'ning, and had
with heri ai little boy-a br'ight-eyed, ciirly
headled lit:tle felhow'. She wa~s evidlently a wvi'
ow and 'lid not applear' atlogether i unwilling to
be consoled foi' the loss .f' her' I.rmne'r hiusl;nda.
The ioi'e Mi'. Siiitlih loked at hier. :is shent eon
versed with othiei' ladies, oir prattled with heri'?
little bout, or walked ini a graceful unner up
and down thme hlies' saloon, the muore lie wa'~s
pleased, the more lie was charmned, the morc hie
was captivat ed.
ie wvent to the clerk's oflic, looked at the
register, atnd saw written thiei'ein the words
" M1rs. Gr'ey and son." Ie then a-ked the cap
tain, who chanced to beC a friend of' his, if Ihe
was acquaiiited with "that beautiful widow.''
"What widow ?" asked the cp'taiin. "'rs.
Grey," was the reply. "' Oh, yes ;-' .-ai the
capltaiin, w~ithI a smihe. " she is~ a niece of nine.
Conic along," I.e added, "and I'll introduce you
to hei'." " Thank y'ou ; a t housand t hiainks ; 'but
wait a mom'nent," sai'd Mr'. in thi, hiiri'yiing oil' in
a distracted manner to die harb~er's shop.
Tii f'unctionar'y hie empijloyed about aii hour'
in brushing his clothes and imootl.ing lisk hiaiir,
and giving a capti.vating curl to his minoustachie,
and theitreby caused an elderly gentleiiin, who
was wamitinmg to be shaved, to commliit :h my sims,
by mutterinig divers oaths and wicked Liacula
tions. Some old gentlemen have very little pa
hece At length Mr. Smith was satisfied with
his personal appearance, though why le shoul
have been so was a complete enigma to Tor
Jones, Esq. He left the barber's shop. The old
gentleman gave a sigh of relief, and unless Mr
Jones is very much mistaken, muttered some
thing about an arrant coxcomb.
Mr. Smith soon found the captain, and accor
ding to promise, was introduced to the fair wid
ow. If he was delighted at seeing her at a dis
tance, his feelings, when he sat close by her side,
and marked the various shades of expression
that played over her animated countenance, and
heard the sweet tones of her voice, could only
be described by a genuine lover. As Mr. Thomas
Jones does not belong to that unfortunate class
of beings, he will not attempt to describe them.
As to what conversation Cook place between
the couple, Mr. Jones remains in a state of ig
norance. For Mr. Smith, when at last he left
Mrs. Grey, remained for some time silent, lost,
as it were, in meditation. Indeed, so much was
he wrapped up in his day-dreams, that he had
to be asked a second time if he would take
something to drmk-an unprecedented occur
rence. After indulging, however, in two or
three toddies, he became more communicative.
"Tom," said, lie, abruptly breaking the si
lence, " she's beauty personified." Mr. Jones
whistled. " She is the loveliest being I ever
saw," continued Mr. Smith. " You have alrea
dy, to my knowledge," said Mr. Jones, "made
that same remark with regard to four other In
dies." To this observation Mr. Smith disdained
to make any reply.
The captain of the boat here caine up, and
after soine commonplace conversation, intimated
that lie had heard a certain fair lady say that
Mr. Smith was the most handsome and agree
able young man she had met with in a long,
long time. To say that Mr. Smith was delighted,
would give but a faint idea of that young man's
feelins. Ilie walked about the deck with a
smile upon his lips, whispered to himself, and
attracted the attention of every one around him.
After a while lie went into his state-room, un
packed his trunk, and took therefrom his linet
wearing apparel. Ile also borrowed one of Mr.
Jones' cravats, which he considered remarkably
beautiful, and for the possession of which lie al
ways envied his friend. Oh ! that cravat ! It
was a brilliant aflhir ! It was superb ! Like
Josepls coat, it was a cravat of many colors
blue: red, green, black, white, amd yellow, were
all niingled together, and stiove for pre-eami
Mr. Smith narrays himself in these garments,
takes particular pains to tie this brilliant cravat
so as to display its many colors to the best ad
vantage, and then walks, with a self-content air.
about the gentlemen's saloon. lie makes many
of the passengers look at him iand .mile; and
causes the lip of the elderly gentleian, who
had shown so little patience in the barber's
shop, to curl with bitter contempt. At length
he catches a alimpse of the lir Mrs. (rev; he
walks into the ladies' saloon and takes a seat by
The conversation, no doubt, soon becomes
very interesting. While they are iii the midst
of it the boat ;tops. Mr. Smith piays no atten
tion to this ocetirrence, as it takes place once or
twice evcry hour. A tolerably young man
spring.; on burd, iulhes up the steps, walks
rapidly down the genl n's .-uloon, and enters
the lai'ii depal timent. Mrs. tirey -ucl'hlenily
see. himi and, oh, hor s! uttering an exclama
tion of pleasure. engerly advances to meet hinm.
lIe calls her " De-tr Annie," puts his nm around
her sliender wNi.t, and imprints a warm kiss
upon ha- ruby-like lips.
11r. Smith looks at them for a muonent with
dismarnv and a.-tonislainent; then, as the tr-utb
dawns upon limii. without saVing a word, -ushes
in a fr-antic maliner upon the deck.
The captain wishes to know of Mr. Smith
how lhe likes the " beautiful widow;" and Mr.
Smith, his friend is going to say, innediately
becom'e. profiane. Tom Jones, Esq.. hiiself,
always desirous of inforimation, inquires when
the marriage is to take place, and is requested,
and not very 1-o!ite!y either, to go to the infer
Tlhe captain. who, it seems, had caused his
lovely anid light-hear-ted niece to act the paart
of a wvidow (wich she did to perfection, as .\mr.
Smith after-wai-ds said),.soon tells the joke to
all the paengers They all enjoy it hugely;
especially the impatient elder-ly gentleman, who
atghs with na-doniic glee. To this day, Mir.
Smith's equanimity is distur-bed by the slightest
allusion to the fair- widow oat board the ateanm
TilE WAY TO COLLECT A BILL .
Old Squiire Tobin was a slow walker but
slower- pay. Blessed with abundant means, lhe
wts of coupe-s conisidlered ahiisatea/y good foir aiiy
little debt, but he contracted a habit of holding
on to his money, util forced by extra inmportui
ty to foirk over.
"'."here goes the old Squire." said Brown, the
nmerhant, "li've land a bill of five dollars and
fifty cenits .aist hima for eight months, and if
I have asked hinm fbi- it once, I have donec so
twenty timeis; but lie has either niot got it with
him, oi- lie w~ill call to-morrow, or, if not in a
good hutmnor, lie w~ill swear like a tr-ooper-, at any
impuence in dunaning hima at unseasoinable
"Now therie was one Joe 11ar-kinis, a waggish
sort of a fellow, who hear-d the comnplint of
imerchanut ulrowin. and resolved upc.n sotne funi.
" Come, now, brtown," said .Joe, "what, will
ou bet 1 can't get the nmoiiey froi. the old
Squire, before lhe gets homec?"
.-- A new hat," said Brow~n.
"- mnoughi said," said .Joe.
Whmile Barown was hunting the bill, Joe dis
iiied himself in a str-iped bhmaket and alouiched
at. Thus equipp~edl, with the bill ini his hand,
ie took altr the Sqluirec.
'- lallo, is your- nnie Tobin ?"
SYs"answered the Squire, with a snarl,
"whait is thant to yout?"'
"1 I have a little bill, sir-collecting for mer
chait 1Brown, sir."
"Mci-chant Brown can go to thunder, sir,"
said the Squiire. "iPre no mioney for him, you
must call againi."
.h4e bowed politely, slipapedl down the alley
just ini time to had thle oldl Spdriie at the next
yorL namie Tobiu ?"
" T[oblini, sirin, is may name."
:a Ilere is a little bill, sir, froma amrchiauat
" oundis ! .,r," recplied the Squir-e, " Didn't I
meL-t you just aroundii the corner ?
M 3eet ne ?" replied JToe, " guess it was B
anothber of liirown's co llectoris."'
" Then Ii uppose iierianat lBrown hans twai
i-ed stripeda cnolectoirs doaggiing my stepis ; I wona't
parnn it, .,ir, to- day-begoine !"' 'The alhl Squnire,
as'hle saida this, tarought his stick harid umpon thc
pavemencit anda toddled on.
Joe nothiing daunted, took advantage o1
lnthier alley, and by a rapid movemueint, ini a
few minutes placedl hiim'ehf once niore in ft-ant
of the Squaire. Thle old mian's tbl was mnaking
lham nutter and gr-owl as he wailkedl along, now
and~ thlen giviing pint to his iangea- by vei-y emii
pautie knocks of his cane upoin the sidewalk
When withmii abouat twenty tect of each otheri
the old Squire espied his striped friend once
more in front, Squire Trobin stopped--and ai
ing his cane, exclaimed:
"You infernal insolent puppy, what do you
Joe, affecting great astonishment, checked,
up within a safe distance, and, replied:
" Mean, sir! You surprise me, sir; I don't
know you, sir."
"Ain't you merchant Brown's collector, that
dunned me five minutes ago ?"
"Me, sir !" replied Joe. "I am one of mer
chant Brown's collectors, to be sure; but I
don't know you, sir."
" My name is Tobin, sir, rejoined the irritated
Squire, and you look like the fellow that stopped
me twice before."
" Impossible, sir !" rejoined Joe. " It must
have been some other of merchant Brown's col
lectors. You, see, sir, there are forty of us, all
wrapped in red-striped blankets-and, by the
bye,, Mr. Tobin, I think I have a small bill
"Forty red striped collectors, and each one
after me !" ejaculated the Squire. " Darn me, I
must put a stop to this ; they will all overtake
me before I reach home." Saying which he
pulled out his wallet and quietly settled mer
chant Brown's bill of $5.50.
Joe thanked the Squire, and moved oil'; but
as the Squire, bad another square to travel be
fore reaching home, Joe could not resist the in
clination to head him just once more. Ife ac
cordingly made another circuit, and came in
collision with the angry old man ere he was
"Zounds! zounds!! stranger," vociferated
the Squire. "What-" Here lie caught sight
of the red striped blanket, as Joe, disengaging
himself from the old man, took to his heels.
Squire Tobin's cudgel was fiercely hurled after
Joe, accompanied with a hearty curse upon nier
chant Brown and his forty collectors in red
It is utnecessary to say that Joe -larkis
was seen next day topped off with a bran splin
ter new hat.
A MRRIAGE IN LOW LIFE,
" The tender heart o'leesome love,
The gowd aid siller canna but."
We see the newspipers are extensively copy
ing, as a matter of news and curiosity, a marri
age in the Rothschild family. and dwelling at
considerable length on all the det ils anu iuici
dents connected with this unnatural marriage
of kinsfolk. We look upon it LS coiisiinmate
luimninery, snobism and simplencss. We view
it as a inere matter of money-a pecuniary
transaction if you please-a bargain in which
the feelings of the heart are callous and silent.
How unlike this marriage of these wealthy
parties to one we beheld performed by Justice
Quin. True love was at the bottonm of the
union we witnessed. 'T'lhe couple canie froni
the State f Alabama to Columbus, the Gretna
Green for Eastern Alabama. They were mount
ed on an old miiule, whichi must have been,.
ervice since the time the Indians were hung;
and on this stupid steed they rode boldly ip to
the Colonel's office, and asked if the Squire
was at home. The bridegroom was e(Lssed i i
omespun trowsers,- of copper color, his shirt
and narrow suspenders were niade of coarse,
liome-niade osanburgs and his dilapidated wool
hat, and gaping shoes on ,ockless feet, finished
his wedding suit. The bride was dressed in
home-wove cottonl slip, of indigo hue, a cape of
the saIie imterial, of madder and Turkey-red
color. and thick varn hose and mittens of do
mwstic manufhettire. 11er bonnet, too, was the
work of her own hands, and her slippers of
priiitive style were cut out of a taiimed (leer
skin, .nd. by her ingeimtity made to suit her
wiants. 1Her cheeks were blushing with the
roieate glow of health, and her apparel was as
clean as snow.
hen the couple disounitted, the bride was
left in tle custo2. of the Squire and ourself.
until the earnest bridegroom could procure li
eelge, le retiurd soon with the legal perinit.
nI in a dark, ob scure back-rooumi, soon ihey
Sere made a, oie flesh. The lride loaned the
b'idegroomu the money. to pay' the marriage fee.
leu both poldit:ely bid the $'piire aind ourselves
" d day." atnd wer mouncted on thiri munle.
:tc jogginlg back homne, not caring a fig w bether
the old folks act hionie were pileas~edI or not.
We saw themit seal their bairgain with a kiss
-an earnest kiss. which conviinced us thatt true:
love fhr one another brought together the unin,
not a love of' pecuniary consideration as brought
about the Rtothischiild wedding. This poor eon
le will, we believe, see more unalloyed happli
ness, enjoy better health, prove~ more value to
society, and be best with fewer sycophantie
menials, thian they whose bridal ceremnonies cost
ioney enough to make a hundred poor faimilies
confortable. Splendor and jewelled wealth
are iiot indices of hiappiness.-Columibus Sun.
AP('A I~em Lnscrr.- A young man has
brpugh t a suit, at Louisville, against a young
lat. under die miost peculiar circumstances.
It :l)ppears that she resides ini the viciinity of
Louisville, and has long been considered the
belle of the circle in which she lived. 11er sui
tors were numerous, and matny offers of nmarriagre
were refused. A short tinme since she met with
one to whose earnest and sincer'e devotions she
vielded so far as to namie the dlay of niarriage.
The iiewspapeirs chronicled the app:'oaching nup
tials, and the young man lavished the most ex
pesiv.e preseiits upon his initendehd. On the
marriage eve they attended a ball, and during
the dancing the lady coimplainedl of a slight in
dsposition, which, beconiing " no better fast,"
she asked her atlianced to conduct her home,
which lie did in thme iiost tender manner. Ar
rived at home, they bid cachi other adlieui, with
fond ainticipations of t-he coining day, which wias
to see the ' twain imade one,' Buit, during the
night thie lady grew worse, and at .huuriae she
was a mother. TIhe young man says that lhe
could never have been deceived, had it not been
for the tashcion of wearing hoops; and lie brings
suit for the recovery of the value of his presents.
SomnKv Smn ics K isssc.-.--T1he Rev. Sidney
Smitih onic said, in writ ing of kissinig, "We atre
in favor of a certaiin de'gree oif shyniess when a
kiss is proplmos(bd, but it shocihll not be continuedl
too ltng: and wheni thec ftir oniie gives ii, let it
hec adiniisteredh withI warmth anid energy. I..t
there Ibe soul ini ii. If she' closes lier eves, and~
si,.hs dee~lyl immicediatiely after ii, the eIlhet is
rter. She should be 'arefuil ntot to slobbe ahci'
kiss, buit give, it as a hmming biird riunc his bill
iito a honesuckle-deep) but delicate. T-here
is much virtuie in a kiss when welf delivered.
W have had thme imemory ol one we received
in our youth, which hacs lasted us forty years,
and we' beh-'ive it will he one~ of the last things
ye will thinik of whtni we die."
[N (centratl Africa, says thme Missionary Living
stoe, the wonmeni have thme uplper hand. They
fiec the mcinm. ThIe wif is obliged to supply
her omother-in-Iaw with firewo~od. A man who
his five wives, having returned home, asks some
thing of No. i. No. I refers him to No. '2 who
desires him to go to the oinc he loves hest. lie
is aded abotit from tine to anocthcer, till he be
colers qumite enraged ; but all lie ennc do is to go
uponi the to1p of' a tree and cr~y aloud. " I thought
I had got live wives, but I find I have got live
witches." If a woman blents her huisband she
market-place and the wife is .mpelne to take
the husband home on her bae4 a-idst the peo
ple. (Ti these occasions the mwomen generally c
cry out, " Give it to him agaiA
WREATHES FRON A. ORER
DICK NASH'S COU HIIP. d
Generally, Richard Nash -I q., inclined to ti
the jocular when relating his ventures. One le
evening, during our trip from atchez, to New R
Orleans, on the steamer M .olia " whereof 5i
Leathers was nister, and Di' 'was barkeeper," tJ
he seemed pensive. His son were sad, and e:
the ever faithful banjo twang in the most dis- p
tressed manner, as the perf Ier struck the
minor chords. d
"I never was in love but Ece, gentlemen," fi
said Dick, and seeing a gene $smile greet the ti
assertion, lie repeated, that h had never been b
in love but once. 4 W
His first love was the daughter of a wealthy h
old planter, whom we will call Matjor Beal, to in
avoid personalities, and, for he same reason tl
locate the Major near Huntsvifle, Alabama. sl
I had been in the village s'm.e time, and be- ti
came very well acquainted *Tth Miss Lucy, fe
who was really a fine girl. Iplayed the banjo r<
for her, and stIng some of inybest songs, and
wore my best clothes all the time. I was ti
mighty good-looking in those days, gentlemen, fil
and inore girls than Miss Lucy fancied me. I at 1i
last inade my declaration of rove, and was ac- re
cepted. "Now, Dick," saidI to inyself, "be ei
prudent, and you are a made inan." Lucy was w
everything I could desire. We met frequently, Ig
and I continued to be atLlitive, played the th
banjo and sung for her until her little head was 01
fill of nothing else but Dick Kasli and getting a'
"I asked her if I could visit her at home?
S lie consented, and promised' to use her influ- .J
ence, of course, and, being an only child, you al
may be sure it amounted to 'something. I re- y(
collect the day perfectly well,,. that I rode out st
to her father's place. Every .body knew the bl
'Major's plantation, and I tIll you my heart pl
beat high as I rude for nearly -a mile between th
two high fleices with cotton fields, Ol both cc
sides, and over fifty hands at work. Lucy was 3]
in the front porch waiting for me. The lo- ty
mint she saw me, she called'her father, who I
eattle down to the front gate to meet me. lIe PC
gave ine a cordial welcome, and telling a negro I
man. unmed uncle Ben, to take charge of my j te
orse, walked ine off by the arm to the house. i
Lucy was all siles. the old lady, after sur- tl
veying me with her gray eyes, thro' a pair of re
magnifying slectacles, seemed to make up her de
mind I would do. c:
I will not tire yo with a ihinute description|
of all that happencd, the Mayr showed iie over
the placc and counted his darkies; the old lady da
made me look at her chickeiis and cows. I i
was the accepted lover of an old chill, and the i af
match approved by the parents. The Major i ap
was worth about eighty thousand dollars ! [This
last remark was addressed to an inquinitive I of
Yankee, who seemed to be satishied with the I of
explanation.] I kept going and-coming, and stay- i w
ing and courting for some tirmi, One day Lucy y<
me to brinnd play for
th 1if~~ 0I'zT dat-tlma -M!
better not, and hesitated. But Lucy had set h:
her heart on it, and 1 could not refuse. -So the li
next time L went out, I took my banjo with al
me, and after supper ini the evening I tuned her di
up. Thu sound sooi brought half of the plan
tation round the house. I noticed the old lady ni
looked a little shy, but the niggers, and the "
Major, and Lucy were on my side, and I pitched go
into the banjo, awl I tell you what, I made w
iusic. Thie Major could hardly keep in his C
boots;. Lucy fairly cried with gratified pideI
and the-nig'ger., uiable to contain themselves,
paired oil* in the yard and had a regular Cong)P
'IThe old lady sat speechless with aitonish- i,
nent, lier iiinuthi and eyes open, and1 her arms ti
hnging down by her side. The next morning ca
I left veiy early, having sonme iiiiportant bu-. hi
ne0s in twn. The Major sawl me to the gate ti:
ad maide me pir.uinise to conie hack soon andi' ti
spend a week. So alter getting through miy a
buiness ini towii, [ went out to the platce pire- 11
puredh to r'emiain a week, aiid deterineiid to et
hLve every thiing. fixed before T left. Whien I ol
ut to the gate, uce Ben idid iiot conme as st
usual to take in i horse. so I led him to thle sta-ia
ble myiself. I went up'to the house, anid I saw a
it au glance that there wa somethiing wrong. b
The Major was cold and still; while the ol lady C
was actually insultiing in her insinuations. L .uy i'
was sent out of the way to a iieighibors. I did wv
not stay' long you may depeiid. P'uttinig on all 'p1
my dignity, I wished theL'in goiiod day, andi went am
to the stable for' my horse. 'Ihiere I found uni- l
cl en almost ini tears. "Well, uncle Dcii, fen
Iwhat's the miatter here ?' I asked. "~ Mass Nash,
dare is war in de plantation, bout you-, '
" What about me ?"
"Old Missus say you plays dat banjo too
good for her use. She say you'se sonic showv-C
man droppedi down in this part of the ciuntry,
shore. Massa tuck your side, but old Missuise
carried deC day. Massa's been rarinm auwl tarmn C
'rotid~ (Ie pl'ee whipipin de nigge'rs f.r inihin, ,
ie's so mail. Miss Lucy most will, she is, ant
Isays she'll die biy youi. U~are's warl in thbe lan-t iv
tation, Mass Nash ;-inid I tell you."' t.
"Isaw how it wvas. My fondness for displayp
had ruiined all. I gave uncle Ben a quarter, ii
and miounlting~ iiny horse rode away.-" Ilere il
Dtick passed his lingers overm the banjo, and the ei
au~iece coutldl just detect a fewv chords of " Oi, ! of
o we necr ,,nenlion im~." "i
." Two or three wvinters after that," restumed
D~ick in a inure Llacrful mood ; " I was travel- .t(
ing up the river, when a gentleman stepped up' ii
to 11 and asked mec if' my name was not Nash.
It was the old Major. We took a drink, and ir
lie gave ine all the news; how things went on E
at the old place-hiow lie missed mne after 1 je
heft-how the old lady opposed thme miatch- 1f
how Lucy married a chap " wvithout any music ni
in hislf"-how they all had'regretted haimv- a
ing preventeid the match with me, and a hun- hi
dred other thuings. We got " high" over the
miatter, mand the (old Major' having mellowed inito
the c.nnnnicat ive stage, informed me cniiden- ti
tialy that Lucy's hiusband was not worth hkis
un-m.a Am>i Wi .i.s.-he liew Yov rk Mirror,
a jol'idv.otedi to the laudies, intieres.ts, speak-i.
ing of' the puotr n-idon-, whiose "dearii ic d iprte""
makes it a conditioni in his "last wvill and testau
m tent" thamt if shte marries again it miust lbe ata
the aciice of' all the worldly goods she iinherits, 1 I
~roues it a species of conujugal cruelty ex- .'
Itending beyond the grave which although it can
nt le punished by law, caninot he too severe'lv C
ep'oated by puilhic opimion. Ther'me is,say's tIlm
M~iurr, a young, healthy, hianidsome widow ii''
New Yori city, who has an income of' $15,000 al
year, and who wants to marry a man who has not
the slightest objectioni to the uiont. But her 3
late husband, whiose jealously, it seems did not S
end with his life, left a wicked will giving all his t
prperty to a collateriail relative, if lisa widow
shohld wed a second husband. Th'le Mirror unm
drstnds the v'ictimn of this outrage hias off'eredI
$10,000) a year out of her inciomie of $15,000 tno
have the cruel conditioni cancelled, but the party
to whom the property wiouild revert is inexura
BLI001Y BUSINESS IN RENTUCUY.
A DoMs-rIc TRAGEDY-MtURDER AND Sur
Inm.-A fearful tragedy was enacted near
[ount Washington, in Bullit County, Thursday
tening, at the residence of Julius Bukey, an
d gentleman, who first took the life of his
tughter Beitir, and tl'en his own. The par
culars of this bloody deed, from what we can
arn are thece: A young man named John
oby, a neighbor, had been paying his addres
s to the daughter, who was partial to him, but
le match was strenuously opposed by the fath.
of the girl. lie had an intimation or im
ession that they were about to elope to get
arried, and on the fatal evening the young la
r, who was about 17 years of age, told her
ther, who had but the moment before entered
ic room, that she would pay a visit to a neigh
yr. This excited the suspicions of the father,
ho remonstrated with her and refused to let
r leave the house. Angry words ensued, and
the heat of passion, lie first struck her, and
en drew a revolver and shot her twice, both
ots taking elffect, one through her head and
e other in her back. The unfortunate girl
11 dead at his feet, in the presence of the hor
r-stricken wife and mother.
The irretched man on the instant of counit I
ag the deed, rushed from the house with the
tal weapon in his hand, pursued by a son, who
Ld been hastily attracted to the scene by the
port of the pistol. Ile tried to seize his fath
s arm to prevent further bloodshed, and to
rench the pistol front him, but he eluded his
asp, and, after retreating a few steps, placed
e pistol to his own head, and blew his brains
it. Ir. Bukey was a man of some property,
id much respected by his neighbors, and was
er fifty years of age.-Luisille Courier, 41h.
Doum: Metnm:n BY A Uoas:-TumtF.-The
t. Sterling Whig, gives the particulars of an
rocious murder in Estill County last week. A
tung man by the name of Edward Iawkins
ole a horse in Estill last week, when Consta
e James Land and a Mr. J. Irwin gave him
irsuit and caught him before he was out of
e County. lie gave himself up to the ofli
rs without resistance, and was placed behind
r. Land on his horse, to be taken to the Coun
- Jail. They had not proceeded far, when
awkins, having espied, a revolver in the breast
Weket of the ollicer, thrust his hand in, drew it
rth. and at the same time discharged the con
utiof a barrel in the head of Mr. Land, kil
ig him instantly ; then leveled the revolver at
e head of Mr. Irwin, discharging another bar
, and killing him also. The audacious mur
rer then took to the fields and woods, and es
ped, it is supposed, to Ohio.
Dir o. It. JoHN McKEAM..EY.-Yester
.y morning, this aged and highly respected
other Printer, breathed his last in this city,
Ler a few hours severe ailliction. lie died of
oplexy, in the 76th year of his age.
The deceased was one of the oldest members
the craft in the State, working up to the (lay
his death as a journeyman, in this office,
ire he had been engaged during the past two
Although connected with one of the wealthi
Lfamiie..Authe. Pee. Dee, where he_could
ve retired and livred-at ease ihe remainder of
lk, lie preferred to labor to the end, and
xays manifested a willingness aswell as rea
ness to occupy his position at the case.
The deceased is well known in this comnu
ty, and many will regret to learn that the
Ald Printer" is gone. hlarmless and albrafs
od natured, he never faiied to make friends
lierever lie sjourned. May he rest ini peace.
,/um/duia Times Aly it 13.
PoRuK FAcr-rr:x) oN lUx Bomi:s.-Let any
r.-ou, says a writer ini a late Ceylon poaper, at
vbreak start from the gate of (Gioveriment
1use, Calcutta, and whether his walk be on
e hank of the river, or on tie banks of the
nals, which on three sides surrounded tie city,
will see pigs feediig on the deal bodies of
e natives that have been Ihrown tliere during
e night ; during the day the river polite clear
rav and sink all that remain of the bodlies.
ittas is the tnetropolis of. [ndia, it is nothiing
mparedi to Patna. linwuilreds upon01 hiun.'rehs
human corpses are there strewed along thle
rand ; and fattening Gh!oule-like, tuon these,
edroves uponm drioves5 of swine. These swine
slu-lhtered., cut uip awl ~.alted into hians,
roin andI pickledl pork. aint thienm dispatched to
tdent tim. The great market for .this poisonous
ine prdc is the Mauritius amid lBourbion,
here it is foisted on the inhabitants as thme
oduce of E-urope. Moreover, as these swine
e sol-l in Calcutta at three or four shil
s for' each carcass, it is stated that the in
riori class of' homteward b ountd vessels ar'e
'Visioed~ with I them, and thus this human fed
rk is introduccd into Europe and America.
L.stri:n Srms aNiD Ciiisa.-The New York
>rier' & E-nqjuirer, of the 9th, says:
-Thbere remains little doubt that the moral
-pethmtit, solicited by E-ngland frmomn our Giov
nenit in lie effort to cause China to liberal
her commiiercial relationii, will be .sutbstani
dly grnte.1, thioughi in a less I'ornial mode than
ts' originally proposed. It was moral iniienice
mt was a.-ked for, anid that to all intents and
irposes is secuired biy strengthening ouir fleet
the China seas, andI despatchinig a tnew Comn
issner cof high grade anid diplonmatic exper'ii
'e to labor' ir ani extension of the privileges
American conmmeree. This endeavor, though.
ade on our own account solely, mutns ptaralled!
ithi the elforts of' England and France, and
tds towards the eaane desired result, of open-.
the country f reely to the coniiicree of all.
itions. Our Goivernimmenit does mnot, thereby,
volve itself in the war now being waged by
uglad. or~ in any wise end~orse its necessity or
stice ; but yet it eviinces its dissatisfaction with
C exclusive svstem which Chinma hazs persisted
.maintaining, and gives uts our' dime wveight in
great movement bearing strongly in favor of
A Mom:t. Urs'.-An cditor out west thuts
hks to his noin-payinig subscrib~ers and patrons.
this appeal does not hiring in the " pewter,"
e think lie need not dlin the second time:
" Friends, Patroa, Snubscribers anud Adverti
rs:-11ear uts for our debts, andi get readly that
o may pay ; trust u.s we-i are~ in need--anud
ave regard for our nueed for you have long
cen t rusted-ackinowledge yo ur indebtedness,
ad dive into your' pockets, that you may
romptly fork over, if there lie any among
o-one single patronathat don't owe us
)ieting, then to him we say, step awide
msider yottrself a gentlenan. 1If the rest
'ishi to know why wve dun them, this is our
swer :-Not that we care abottt cash otirselves,
ut our creditors do. Would you rather that
te go to jail, and you go free, thian you pay
our debts and all keep moving? As we have
greed we have worked for you as we have con
rated, we have furntished our paper to youi,
tt as you dlon't pay, we dun you!
I want ti see some of your gimlets," said a
reenhorn, one day, as lie entered a hardwvare
tore. Tho dealer took down several parcels,
either of which suited, " Well, thmen, wvhat
:ind do you want ; there is almost every varie
y." " Why, darn it. I want thoem what bores
OUR FOREIGN DRINKS.
Among the tables spread before us by the
Secretary of the Treasury in his report, is one
of some volume and detail, telling how much
wine, spirits, and malt liquor have been impor
ted into this country for a series of years. We
have not room for the whole of it, but we give
in a compact shape the number of gallons, and
their value, imported during the year ending
June 30, 1856. It is as follows:
Sherry Wine.............398,392 270,317
Sicily Wine..............184,104 61,954
Port Wine...............264,816 158,729
Claret Wine.............1,516,018 158,729
Other Red Wine..........697,334 285,111
Other White Wine........517,135 180,496
Grain Spirits.........1,582,134 772,276
Other Spirits.............771,604 288,494
English Ale, &c........ 792,153 504,146
Scotch Ale, &c............359,486 193,000
Total......... ..8,843,370 $6,176,939
This is a snug little table for Brother Jona
than to sit down to of a winter evening. 1low
the glasses sparkle on the board, and how com
fortable the old gentleman feels as he stretches
his legs under the mahogany, groaning with its
8,843,370 gallons, while his purse is groaning at I
the little bill of over six millions of dollars, I
charged against him by his foreign cousins for <
the fluids they furnished to him. We begin to
fear that he is a pretty hard drinker, for besides
all these wines, spirits and ales reported on his I
Custom House books, he distils a fearful quan- I
ti ty of Monongahela and Bourbon, manufactures 4
a dreadfully large supply of "French Brandy,"
brews beer, ale and porter enough to fill every j
day any quantity of great tuns of IHeidelburg, I
anti has lately taken to growing his own grapes I
and making his own champagne and other wines, i
so that he may soon be able to say that his I
country is a well liquored as well as a well wa
From the statistics furnished by Mr. Guthrie I
it does not appear that our importation of all t
liquors is increasing. We get scarcely one L
fourth as much Madeira wine as we used to;
but this is owing to the failure of the wines in I
Madeira. The supply of Sicily wine is less
than it was ten years ago. The Port has fallen i
off materially, and would appear still less if
none but the genuine article were reported. t
The Claret is below the average of the past
eight years. The other " Red wines," as well
as the other " White wines" are scarcely half
what they used to be. Brandy has fallen off t
in quantity more than one-half what it was in g
1850, but it has cost us much more. The other v
- Grain Spirits" are increasing, and so are the c
English and Scotch malt liquors, notwithstand- (
ing that we make such amazing quantities of
lager beer, ale and porter, and notwithstanding t
that our liquors of this kind are often as good I
and always far cheaper than the best we can V
import. The great increase of liquors imported I
is in Sherry wine, which has been steadily ad
vancing, from 4685 gallons in 1843, up to
about 400,000 gallons in 1856. It is plain,
indeed, that in spite of temperance societies,
ta1ior laws,'ondnuoralareforms'dNW kinise
are still a hard drinking people, and likely to
continue so. The only encouraging thing that
we see in Mr. Guthrie's figures is, that there
seems to be a growing taste for malt liquors
ad light wines in perference to the pernicious
spirits which we used to consume so lavishly.
Tiur Ium PRicE OF I.\Tnin.-Oans
vont EINGLAst.-One of the largest leather
dealers in Philadlelphia alleges, in a published
letter, that the high price of leather is not
caused by speculation, and adds:
In coiifirmation of this, I need only state
that at the present moment live thousand sides
could not be furnished by a'l the commiission
liouse; in Pihiladelplhia and Baltimore put to
ether, if one dollar a ,puind were oflered for it.
If it were a spec;ilative movement, it is reasona
llC to su~ppose t hat large shipments would soon
e madle fronm other countries to meet the de
m:mi.l, but so far is this fromi being the case.
lrge orders are now in New York from Enig
land for leather. It is equially certain that
there is no necunmulation of stock in the tunne
~:e; indeed, the tanners have been so anxoums
to get their stock into market early that they
would searcely allow it to get dryv. For several
rears4 pa-t the quantity of' leather sold in New,
York, Phmiladelphia. andt Blaltimnore, has varied:
very little in quantity, aumounting in the aggre
ate to about tour millions of sides per annum,i
vhile the population of the country has been
inreaig very rapidlly, and the consumption o~f
leather with it."
The scarcity of hides and leather he attributes
to the constantly disturbed, revolutionary state
of tihe Southi Aimericaun Republies, and further4
" I will lhere reumark that the advance onI
hides has been munch greater than on heather,
fr while the advance on the latter has been
one hundred per~ ceiit.. it ha~s been three hun
dredl on the former, from 9I cents to 37 cents
siice lIMS. lIn England anid on the conitinent
of I-urp hides atre higher than here, and there
are buiyers fromt Englanud now ini New York,
siitiig hides to that country1 and at New Or
leans there are large orders for heavy slaughter
hides from France."
Ihow -rumi A~M~arc~A Dm.-When the vote1
o censure of the British Ministry for the Chi
nese war was under discussion, in the Ihouse of
Common<, Lord Pahnerston made a three hour's
speech, in which lie is said to have poured a
continuous volley of ridicule, sarasm and in
vective into the opplosition ranks. ie spoke of
the action of the American Captain who batter
ed down one of the Chinese forts, of whom he
I have head of a word and a blow; but lhe
p~erferreud a blow and word. 1.1lear, hear.l lie
jud ted it better to punish first, and ask for an
explanation afterwards. [h~ear, hear.] Ife, ini
short, thought it better in the first place to
knock down the oilending fort, and then de
mand from Yeh an apology, ie destroyed the
fort, and1( demanded reparationi, not of the fortI
but of the insult to the American f lag. Twen- I
t-four hours were given to the Chinese to'
nake the apology, but before that time hadI
elapsed the American Captain, with a shrewved
eye, saw sonmethiing going on in the fort lie was
lying near, which induced hinm to think that, at
the end of the twenty-four hours, the answer,
if unfavorable, would find him in a position not;
quite so desirable as the one he then occupied,
so lie renewed his attack without waiting for
the expiration of the time he had fixed. I
think, sir, that the honorable member must, at
least, adhnit that our proceeding was the ex
tremne of forbearance when compared with that
of the American. [Ilear, hear.]
" Bob, Iharry Smith has one or the greatest,
curiosities you ever saw ?" " Don't say so
what is it ?" " A tree which never sprouts, and
which becomes smaller the older it grows."
" Well, that is a curiosiby.s Where didl lie get
it ?" " From California." " What is the name
of it '7" " Arletree ! It once belonged to a
Califorisia omnibus." Scone closes by Bob
throinga.n inkstand at a half closed door. '
THE ORIGINAL DRED SCOTT.
The original Dred Scott is a resident of St.
Louis, and the News of that city gives a sketch
of his history. The News says:
The distinguished colored individual- who has
made such a noise in the world in the case of
Scott against Sanford, and who has become so
tangled up with the Missouri Compromise and
other great subjects-Dred Scott, is a resident,
not citizen, of St. Louis. He is well known to
many of our citizens, and may frequently be
seen passing along Third street. He is.an old
inhabitant, having come to this city thirty
years ago. Dred Scott was born in' Virginia,
where he belonged to Capt. Peter Blow, the
rather of Henry C. Blow and Taylor Blow, of
le was brought by his master to St. Louis,
ibout thirty years ago, and in the course-of
time became the property of Docter Emerson,
i surgeon in the army, whom he accompanied
3n that trip to Rock Islaidnad Fort Shelling,
)n the ground of which he based his claim to
'reedom. The wife of Dr. - Emerson was 'br
nerly Miss Sanford, and is Mrs. Chaffee, wife
if Ion. Mr. Chaffee, of Massachusetts. He has
,een married twice, his first wife, by whom he
jad no children, having been sold from him.
Ie has had four children by his present
vife-two boys both dead, and two girls, both
iving. Dred was at Corpus Christi- at' the
reaking out of the Mexican war, as the servant
if Captain Bainbridge, whom he speaks of as-a
On his return from Mexico he applied to his
nistress, Mrs. Emerson, then living near St.
.ouis, for the purdhase of himself and family,
>fiering to pay part of the mtney down;, and
;ive an eminent citizen of St. Louis an officer
n the army, as security for the payment of the
emainder. His mistress refused his propoi
ion, and Dred being informed that lie was en
itled to his freedon by the operation of the
iws regulating the Nurthwest Territory, forth
rith brought suit for it. The suit for it. The
uit was commenced about ten years ago, and
as cost Dred $500 in cash, besides labor to a
early equal amount. It has given him a " heap
trouble," he says, and if he had known that
it was gwine to last so long," he would not
ave brought it. The suit was defended by
fr. John Sanford, as executor of Dr. Emer
Dred does not appear at all discouraged by
he issue of the celebrated case, although it
.ooms him to slavery. le talks about the affair
rith the ease of a veteran litigant, though not
xactly in technical language, and is hugely
ickled at the idea of finding himself a person
ge of such importance. lie does not take on
irs, however, but laughs heartily when talking
f "de fuss dey made dar in Washington 'bout
lc ole niger."
Ile is about fifty-five years old, we should
hink, though he does not know his own age.
Ie is of unmixed African blood, and as black
s a piece of charcoal. For two or three years
ast lie has been running at large, no one ex
rcising ownership over him, or putting any
estraint upon his inovements. If he were dis
osed to make the attempt, he could gain his
reedoin at a much less cost than even one-tenth
i ie igPligeof thefanieisUWL .*199wlg
[o so, however, insisting on abiding by the
irinciples involved in the decision of the suit.
le declares that he will stick to his mistress
. long as lie lives. His daughters, Eliza and
,ucy, less conscientious about the matter, took
.dvantage of the absence of restraint upon their
novements, a year or two since, to disappear,
and their whereabouts remains a mystery.
Dred, though illiterate, is not ignorant. He
ins travelled considerably, and has improved
ds stock of strong common sense by much in
'rnation picked, up in his journeyings. He
s anxious to know who owns him, being igno
-ant whether lie is the property of Mrs. Chaffee,
ir Mr. Sanford, though we presume, there is
io doubt that the forumer is his legal owner.
Ie seems tired of running about with no one
o look after him, while, at the same time, he
3 a slave. le says, grinningly, that he could
nake thousands of dollars, if allowed by tray
Iling over the country and telling who lie is.
The Jfewishi passover commnenced on the 9th
nstant. It is in comumemoration of' the passing
ver oft the Israelites, wheIn the first-born otf
-:gyp~t perished, aind of their escape out of Egypt.
)nrinig the time they eat "muazot," or unleavened
iread, which is made of the finest wheat flour
md purest water, kneaded by a wooden lever,
md afterwai'ds rolled out between woodlen
'ollers, aiid then cut by macliner', without be
ng touched by hunman hands.
Yorso A xenwcr.-A few davs sinic., two little
chool boy's were missing from Winstead, Conn.,
mdt f'ears were entertained that they had been'
Irowned. They were found, however, the same
vemning. seven miles from home, having started
o go to Calitornia, because they had 'such hard
essonus to get,'' nd were afraid of being flogged
f thiey did not get them.
A St:ssinr.i: F.xrumxx.-Thxe Sunday Atlas
aysi that a gentleman of' great wealth in New
tork, but. who has never cared to mingle much
mn inshionable society, recently settled fifteen
housand dollars a year on a da'ughter who had
narried to his satisfiuetion. In speaking on the
ubject to a friend the other day, lie remarked
ie was willing to do the same by his other
laughters on one condition that thiey married
-espectable, upright and industrious young men.
Ele did iiot care how poor they were, if they only
vere of this dlescription, an'd their characters
vould bear investigationi.
Utnsr or .is Emto.-We't are pained to an
iuc the death of' Henry M. Cushuman, Esq.,
ately connected with the editorial department
>t the Charleston Courier. H~e breathed his last
it the Charleston Hotel about ten o'clock last
sveninag, after a brief' illness of' only a few days.
lie caine from Boston to this ct only a few
nonithis ago, where lie hiad been connected with
lie Boston Times. He leaves a wife and one
shild, whom we believe, are now at New
|3av'en, Connecticut.-Chaleston KeWnes.
"Good muorning!" said a gentleman to a son
>f Erin, whom lie met riding Oil the road.
' Your nag is in good order.'' " Indade, ye may
av that, an what tis makes her so, 'tis muesilf,
ioes'at know, for she has iioting ini this blessed
world to ate but whate straw, and that nicer Weas
" Is this good money 71" said a nian to a sus
picions lookiing wvight who had :nade some small
purchase of him. " It ought to be good, for I
made it myself;" was thie answer. With that
lie took the man up for coining; butt the man,
in his defence, proved that he made the money
There are two kinds of bores in this world-.
the rich and the poor. You can get rid of the
latter by lending him five dollars. Yen can free
yourself of the other by attempting to borrow
twenty dollars of bim. Try it on..
" I wish you bad been Eve," said.imn urchin
to an old maid, who was proverbial- for mean
."Why so?" ';. *
" Because," said he, "y-ou wouki have' eaten
all the apple instad of di..di,. .. wi..:t Aam."