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2 em~eratic 3 rld DJe1tehT t* dy 16t a Sentfjern 'aights~ podi~tls, Catest 3eus, Citerature, TrLit, REiperace, OtWulture, &
s We will cling to the PilarE of te Temple of our CertlesO and uf It 1ust f 8
SJUI]NS, DURIISOE & CO., Proprietors. .EDGEFIELD, S. 04OCOBR14115. ,'
H- L CUNNINGHAM- & 00.,
GROCERS AND PROVISION MERCHANTS,
AND DEALERS IN. Si
FOREIGN WINESB LiQUORS,
RAMRURG, S. C. g
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take this opportunity of returning thanks
to our patrons and ft iends for the very liberal
encouragement and favors we have received for sev
eral years past, and respectfully solicit a continuance
of the same. Our highest aims, and best endeav
ors will be to merit and deserve the patronage of
our old customers, friend3 and the public generally,
by conducting our business as we have done hereto
fore, and increasing our reputation for
Low Prices and Fair Dealing,
And making it to the decided advantage of all who
favor us with their trade.
The increased patronage we have received and
are continually receiving has induced us to BUY A
LARGE and WELL ASSORTED Stock (of Goods,
in order to meet the growing demands and increase
of trade. -
The Superior Quality
Of all Goods offiered to the Publie. at this establish
meut, is so well known that very. little need b- said
upon this subject. .But with the unity of LOW
PRICES, and the VERY BF.ST QUALiTY OF
GOODS, is the system of business tlvt subscribers
are determined to carry out. This will be made ap
plicable to every branch of their busintss.
Our Goods in all inf tances will be what they are
represented to be-and when so:d by sample, shall
always be in conformity with the sample .
We are constantly receiving and have in Store a
COMPLETE ASSORTMENT of
LOAF, CRUSHED, CLARIFIED. ST. CROIX
AND ORLEANS SUGARS,
ORLEANS SYRUP & CULA MOLASSES,
TENNESSEE ANI) BALTI.ORE .BACON,
WIlTE WINE AND A 1PLE VIN EGARS, &c.
A large assortment of
WINES AND LIQUORS,
Consisting of Pipes, Half Pipes and Quarter Casks of
Of the following celebrated Brnds and Vintages,
Otard, Dupy & Co.. 183. 1844, 1S,1.
Alex. Signett, 1552, 185;.
Nlartel & Co,, 1847.
Azarat Signett, W49.
.l.. Dupy, ]
1P. Signett 185 1 5.
OLD BORDEAUX AND CIIAMPACNE
MADEIRA, ''AND SI1ERRY WINE-7,
-A LTAN N,. . Ar
GIBSON'S NAGLE W 11 S K B Y , AND
Domestic Liquors of f lI ki:tf s! :
Tie ARRANGEF3tENTs (f our Store are such :1s to
make this Establishment in fiet the substituie of the
cel!ar rof every eonsutner.
lIOTELS and persons wanting sina'l assorted i
lots of Choice Wines and 1.iqu'rs for special ocea
sions, enn be su;..ied a, the shortet notice.
COUNTRY TRADE supplied at the wholexsalc
FAMILIES can command the best lpble Wines
at very low prices, as also the ebetnpest sorts of
Wines and Liquors for culinary purposes. , 0
PHYSICIANS reIuiring line Liquors for medi
cal parposes are particularly solicited to call and ex
amine our Stock.
We keep constantly on hand a Dc
Of Saddles, Brid;es, Mtartingales, Whips, S Odle
Blankets, Icd Ihnkets, several Cases of fino So
Sewed and Pegged Boots and shoes, La
dies, Misses and Children's Shoes, Fl
Waterproof Ihunting and D2itch
er's Boots, Boys andi Men's
-Brogans from No 1 to 15,
Fur, Wool and Silk l1:ats, -
Clsrth, Phish and Fancy Caps,
Osnaburas, Shteeti ties, Shiritingis, Stripes.
* Georgia iPlains, Gunny and Dundlee Uagging,
Uale Rope, Twine. &ce, &c.
We solicit CASIL ORDERS fromt parties not
visiting our Town, and iil end. avssr in all insta~n
ees to satisfy in every particular, all who confide
their orders to us..
Persons visiting this alarhet are earnestly solici-er
ted to ;;ive us a call before they make their purcha- cra
ses. We are determtinedi to make it to their advan
tage by selling them their supplies LOWEfl than ti!
they can buy them elsewvhere. ths
gr3 We will give the market price for Cotton, the
and every other kind of produce offered.
11. L. CUNNINGII AM, an.
C. .J. CUNN IN~ilAh, ty
IIENRY SOLO10N. cc
Hlamburg,S rSt301857 6m 382t
Cabinet -Furniture, .
EDG EFIELD, S. C. a
T 11~lE Subscribters take this .-thod of rs turning si
their heart felt thanks to the citizens of Edge- I
field Village and District foir the liberal pattroinage h:
bestowed upon them, and hiape to merit a continus- thi
anee of the s.:rte.
We have and keer constantly in Store, at our
old stand betwveen ?slr. Edlnund Penn and Jlohn Ir
Colgana's Stores,'an F.XCELLENTi and VAIlIEL) sI
assorusnent of to
OfCABINET FURNiTURE, Ic
Ofour own manufacture, which we are confldent h<
is inferior to nor.e ever befor e sIfl: rd in this mtar- ty
ket. Otur present stock consists of a lot of splieidid
BUREAUS, WARDROBES, BEDSTEADS, 2
(A loarae and beautirul vatriety)
Sofas andt Loun rs el
BOOK-CASES, TABL ES, W ASIlSTANDS, &c.
Of every style and quality, which we are nowv sell- i
ing at reduced prices.
Old Furnitture of every description protmptly and
We arc determined to eive satisfaction tn all i
who may favor us with their p)atronage, :.nd by t
warranting our work to be p~ut up in a wonknian- t
like mnanner anti of the best material, we hope to0
secur'e a reasonabfe share of putuiic encouragement. at
. Julyl1 187 tf 55 I
CORN SHIELLERS, i
- - elf-Sharpen~ing Straw Cuiters I
PENN, Acent, has just rs ceived and uslrers a
.34 for sale a sutpply of the most approved atti- ti
eie of CORN SO KLLERS. Atso,. a larire Stock t
of those celebrated self-Shtirpenmg S 1' IL A V
OCU'T.T E R S. 'The farmers will ptlfse send in
their orders. t
Sept 2 f
lMakrelI! iiIackre1 !Z
HOSE wishing FINE FlSI I, inspseet-ui and a
pakdweete r cntmghtssf all sizes and h
numbers, call on S. E. L'OWERS, Agent. .
Uamhnrg. Jan, 6th 185i7, tf 52 'lj
A SONG FOR THE TOMFE. -
The following lines, although written some years
uce, must have been penned in view of the
Hard times" of the present day. The advice
yen in the last verse we think is the best-the
"Hard Times" is now on every lip,
And breathed from every tongue;
The banks are cursed by one and all,
The aged and the young.
The merchant has to close his doors,
And throw his ledger by;
Such ties he vows were never seen
By any mortal eye.
The shop-men quit the counter's side,
For cstoners are few;
The times are now so very " tight,"
It makes them all look "blue;"
The citizen in vain essays
To -malke more than his bread;
A pound of which he now declares
Won't weigir a pound of lead!
There's not a day but some one fails,
Soic house that goes to smash;.
And names that once stood high on 'Chaige,
Are out for want uf cash.
Those whom we thought were raillionaircs,
And rich in shares and stocks,
Their "million hcirs" now disappoint;
They fell, and. leave no " rocks."
"lard tim.s! hard times Was ever seen
Such times as hard as thicse 7"
This is the cry from morn till night,
In which each one agrees.
A remedy we think we've found,
Say, how do you think 'twill do 1
"P1u!l oli your coat, roll up your sleeves,
And work these hard times through !"
From the Waverly Magazin.
THE DEVIL'S WALK.
short time ago to the Devil.came Woe,
And told him the earth was repenting;
the Devil, says he,1 let us go up anbl ,Cec
What the devil ou earth is inventing."
the Devil, ivith Woe together did go
All over the earth up and down it,
IIl plenty he had to make hii feel sad,
And plenty of whiskey to drown it.
oth he. here's a chiurch-a moment I'll perch
Da the top or its lifly steeple!
ois4i: a ' wlnv' he whi4led, 'Owill do,
Er it has a con:servative pteople.
he the Domini.:* din about Scriptuira sin,
[il no mdcun vice tonehe.; I.e;
- k:-eeks, o.iLi'~te 4kin froi bd'.hn
I i ha! he's tile 1reacher f'r meI.
ir fear he may . wlmt. t::e peope wn't like,
y4 w:'t-the -sins- 41' his hnes
ponths lhi lie.t lead upon nges loniv dead,
And talks about Abauetus.
But to this i it, ecnte,' quoth the Devil, struck
When the miinigier leped of slaery,
th a child of mine dare to sny its divine
And heat his own father in knavery 1"
back to hell went the Devil pell mell,
Uocluding he'i nothing to :ar;
w souls could lhe mniss when preaching. like this
Broughtfour thounsand dollars-a year.
Yax lcaux DUsstow.
LOOK AT TIlls, .M0TiERS.
Ao my early friends, some have already
ssed the "dark river" and takeni up harp and
>wni in the new .Jerusalem.
One of them, alas! a rarely (lowered and beau
1dhbeing. has left no such joyous assurance to
ise who mourn foi- her. " She wecnt away by
dark road alone !f'
She was the idol of' a large circle of friends,
d the lighit of a prinevely home. Youth, beau
and talent were her.; ; everything, indeed, ex
pt the promise of " life eternal," and lacking
it, even kings are poor.
Her home was in one of the large cities in
State of Newv York. He-re she was early
ight to bow her knee at the shrine of fatshion
d worldli pleasure, forgetfal or her God.
At an early age .she marid and went to re
le in a city not Ifar dlistanit from her home.
er mother, alhhough not a widow, was so tin
.ppy when separated from this beloved one,
at she fintally made her permanent home with
At the end of a year a sweet babe was en
uted to Burtha's keep'ing, apid, tho)ughtless as5
e was, her heart semedtouchmed into ratitude
Godi ter his blessinigs and his miercies.
It beene at dea.rer thing to the voting mother
b alhowed to sit for hours with her boy in
r armus than to shine in the: gathering of beau
ThenC~ was the time, when her heart was sf
ned andl tender, for a w;/her'u- hand to have
her into the way ol' lii !
Hut alas.- I th:~ mo'ther's voc catlled her
hie little \Willie was. but three months4 old.
ten an invitationi camne ihr I-rithat to attend'
lhat wams expeecd to be ant unsnally brilliatt
;sembly. Tis. Mr...Montgomery urged her to
" \ell," .ighed the young mother, wearily ats
length she acquiescedt.
Poor hieart! it wvas not wvell. Not well that
,e worhd should sweep over the "ganren spot"
thy soul!I Not wvell that feet which wer~
eking lie "iarrow way" should be turiied
iee! Not well thait lips whicht were learmitig
hiess God ihr his mweies, shmould take up the
urdens of earth ugaini. Once algain drawn in
the whirlpool oif bewilderinig excitement, there
mo rescue I Night after nu.~iht the world-spells
er woven deeper.
he babe slept soflyl in its cradle, while the
other graced the midnight dance; yet, whose
uoghttd eye benheldl the rich glow fade in mnor
l paleness on that mother's checek, when the
vl was dlone ?
Not one !
Alas ihr thmee, young mother ! Alas for all
hm', in the glittu'rinit ol' earth, forgot the glori.
us ibings of heaven!
A t lenth there maame a chtange. A fter a hitet
n fravr revel itan usul, the qeent of it nall
L. heanguidly uponi her coaIch, with ,thme dews of
jz!h mu ont her broew anid itN iee in her veins.
' cr e layr dreaming of long life andj 0l
happiness, while her feet were even now in th
" Mother, will you raise me higher on the
pillow? I wearied myself too much last night.
1 will be more carefulf in future."
An hoar ensued of mute terror, and dismay,
and mighty wrestling with the great destroyer.
Bertha spoke, "Mother, tell me trily, am I
", niv child, do not think of it !" was her
reply broken by convulsive sobs.
"Mother, do not deceive me!" and the des
pairing tones haunted that parent's midnight
couch for years. "Mother, 0 1 why have you
never taught ine how to die?"
Alas! she had only been taught the love of
life, and the knowlelge of a crucified, and rizen,
and pardoning Saviour was not here.
A few days of dilirium and' unconsciousness
passed away, and then death closed the scene.
Berthas spirit may, indeed, have found mercy
at the "eleventh honr;" but as her feet went
farther into the death-stream, she sent back no
word of hope to those who sorrowed above her
0! who would die like her, the gifted and
It was said she might have lived for years,
but for life of excitemnt and fashionable dis
sipation into which she was led, which thus pre
pared her delicate frame ior quick consumption
to do its sure and silent work.
Dear unknown friend, who may read this true
record of a wasted liie, will von not hasten to
choose the Saviour for your everlasting portion ?
that when Azriel calls for thee, his nessage may
surel be "Enter thou itito the joys of thy
TICKLING A W10.I. .
A few nights ago one of our citizens. re.iling
in the southtmi part of th city. was arou.set
frui his slumbrs by the crie. of* a winian.
nmingled with e 'rain untranslatable oaths:, ut
tered in the vernalular of Fdrler-aId. le has
til drew on his inexpressibles, and thrui:ing
his toes into a pair of sliiper. ran :a11ro5s the
street to the scene oF dhe ditub:ie'. 0lacin1
his :choulders against tie dootr he le wd his
weight (one0 hundir..d and i:-y i , :n(d
'Irmet whichl w:!s thle emhro..l
in, around, he behi a ntovel sp-tacle. Be
ihre ti.nood tie venieralh Grotleih. a mittnu
tive figure, staninge about five feel oiur, without
.stockings : a woollel night cap was dIrawn over
hi. eaor. aid was the oiy warient it -t orna
mntedtcl his perCon. except a hickory shi'rt. which
was a world too wide for hi, Lillpmia pro
portions. Gotleib held in his lut ,d a siont
hickory hoop-pole, which was inised in the at
Littide of striking. Before h imi was a wi-mian of
the dim:nensionsl of a ha vslack. ,res'ed with sne
a , WA wi.-git a ja'utyV foti:.-L onl the Iack
of her head. This was LChristini, the portly
frow of Go:t.ib GoeneeidiIr.
Tears were couri.ing dliwi her fat racy chei-ks-,
and she was talkiig low Dutch wvith aiazing
Ilow i this ?" said (he (.I ii:--n, 1; have you
hee!whit ppng your with again. 'ileib I i-::
I tell vol t h m-Itxt ti t.., 1ia rght you rk
Inl, a. W01o1mn. Ird la V-,; out ol' soehos?
".\iiim C oil ! I C vip tmm*- .'.' :.ll.
I -1......-!t~r1t::L L r Ii .ck to make
h iii.e *- . - l.'r n : i t.r.
" W11 it in w :itheihier do von wati to
h.e fr, asyuii ca! it ? Wiat h.iu .he
"V. vot see, mine vir. i.;hI ono Ihorst rate
!t mutiw sht.:go writg; de debil gir ini
h..r hvw.d on~li She nahew Ill evr,: :ad ii~
Ili-h'. I go -o m !ine op to verk. .1nd4 1 td! mli.
frow to s trre anil k:,ep di-r hose. I I
co .I;ak. sih(ie pi-s gnot. ail der fire ie all
oi out toI: so I as III ter l-or h1:as :u-i lUre
ilitis i i-ow drinl4ing l:-r p;:-vr ait von
Am :ue'ricvan fe!l:-r v:lt von cali Shil.Kin<z ; hw run
o nil p .A hI lc ver .i) m:mv-i.
an he tai!:i to tia..I fr.el rn1 s. .. . I
si-- stis I.uv- inI:ie Io orer to- 'a h ' tnid I
nu otoi hc m a g , :eidhki he l' um ar 'c.
fo-Jr timesc. anid it s;-ama.:k so I~ I 1d
heeble inl per p-. er hans shmuy ri '-Ip.nd Ia
d pleir piarrel islihilaite". De it I ii itn
mm~li dat 1 te-lls my Christini :Vi to ol .tr:,i Xht
home ; and Sin~kin:s he pic-ks up dier ie i
and spls~ der- lager p~eer all in my vacc, and hi-s
me int der panck mit. von ponet, and J. *o ouit.
Christini she no conic hotme like 1 tell her;- so I
goes to pet anid gets blitven der two li-dder
pds, aind swets ever so mtoo-b I was so tal n miml.
Den Chri.;t ini she comies, antd site mks Iin unt
meand tells ine ap1olt Shinkings kic-king mline
pack pelbre ine. faice miit his pionts. Deni I
shitm up anid tickle iheri mtit dis stiek, and she
feel sio trout she cr-y like von~ leettle papy."
"We71, look here, you hairy specimnen of ho
manity, if von t-ver strike her apin I'll maul
vour: ea:rcasis intto sour krout. Dont you kniow
it aint right to strike a woiman'
" Vy- to pe shure I~ tos. andi I voul not strike
Chistini lior de vorl-J'only tickle her ai hetle
pit. I vill do so no more, anid Shinikins lhe may
put his poet hefoire minie pack pc-hind sthust sol
much as he like-i ino say ttniig.
LjIlIk. Girl, 2V I. (ed-'L /'pd.)-" (h. cdeir
mec ! I hasve mifen heard that love wouald rob a
'younig hldy oft he r ajpi-t ileC, and~t grievouly~ nmar
lie happ,1intess; at now, M'iairydear, I Iligini to
learn hiv sav exper I~inc tia tis ii tn'.
Lilib G, ''. 2, fir.:!! Imoj"I, bs.)-" A!h,
vs. Saraht ! I have feit the e~ifeet< of th~e c-.'i
sni:.hu fo~iI r tmany', manaty dreary month111.
.\nd fuji loni' it will Ie befor we-!i eaa ~enn r'2 tiii
Sarth,.0. um nine yea~rs of age. I am11 but eight.
Lh. mv! how lon'g we have to wail!
ikVej,._"- yes.ve !' Dut wem s 111ry~ and~ hei
chei'rll, or thio's- Erirli' - . 1n -'-i m111 ina
Jk"'y.-"YXes, indeedl th wi!. I cannit s1ee.
fo& thet Jife of me, low theyv use t-i doi when
they we-re chilidreni. Wh y, nma toild me the
oter& dav, thait 'she iud to --o ba-r *fo01mdi aw:,l
wear- a ho~ig apronl~, wiheni she was ntino yar. old.
'Xirch/.- 'Shi-eking! S-hoekin'! Arett yo~u go
ingL to the pat V, l to-iorrownight, Mary?"
Jfri.- WIv. I wish to go, buit recalIly I have
nothitg to wear-.' It has bee-n a forttnight sinice
I have got a new silk. The baren-ctal economy
of i.hi; slow age is really disgusting."
Sauh-41 Iagree with you perfectly. I do
tot see what our pahrehnts have to do, butt thess5
their children. 1 will have to wodt my white
silk; lbut just to think, I wore it. at Mrs.-'s
party, a week ago."
JIiary.-" Oh. Sarah dear! Yonder they comIe!
Yoder- they come!
-Suara.-"Is it them? Indeed it is."'
(At thtigpo1,int two y/oungif /entemruj, aged
about tenl year-s, approachl, tip thecir hieaver.;,
pas the compIl iietS iof11 $ithsason oller- their
armis to Staah aml2 Mar-y, and b '-gin a conv~er'sa
wininig gulnces, they~ pasis oiL, of 5ig.) S
w.gs tho worl.-Darlingtont ihl.
GOING TO NEW ; aISEING.
It is astonishing -what- arm there is in
tape, calico, cod fish and th like. Every boy
in the land is turning ram t to get into a
store. And mechanics, too o sooner make a
few hundred dollars, than t y conceive a hor
ror for the- implements of: or and take to
shop-kecoping-they call it i handiseing. And
what a business they make< 'it. They rent a
house, buy a barrel of su0 one of cofl'ee-a
kit of mackerel and a few . of homespun,
that is me.:candiseing.
Now there is a cause for is' mania for be
coming a merchant. It is ething like this:
The mechanic has learned. el himself infe
rior to a counter-hopper. ety does not so
dictate-but le forces socie by his own difll
dence to avoid him. The en of the day
are all taking to fancy men, d the wives of
one half of our mechanics e the position of
Mrs. Yardstick; and actually eel mean because
their husband has a trade-. istotit arm, and
plain, warm heart. So on&by one our me
chanics are leaving their sholo and taking to 7
by 9 stores. And the young .men are throng
ing eeryv place of business cept that desig
nated shop. Offee is a chimed word, and
oficees and -stores are fast ipoverishing the
ou.ntry by their unprceden increase. Give
s incehanics. There is roo for them every
where. Mcn who begin a t e determined to
live by it. Not one of your py fellows who
i ashamed of the implemenl of his profession.
t angur ill of a man to sc 'im weary of lis
igurs; and he usually beco e5 a bore to him
4elf and to tie world. Our ores and olijces
ire full. We.want manu tures. Georgia
-ants more producers and l ide, proud, izy
:o.1 1nm rs. . ...
Cannot something practica Sdone to choke
t this mawkish love of p --:-not cultiva
ion-but of tinsel humbugge , wtich displays
tself in a dread of dirt, a * of work, and a
').ion for professional lifo .Igusta Evening
ProrrT HTAxnDCHrFts D- WAveH AND
. inh Pulpit. A correspoident
)fthe Christian Reflector is I.ing up a feiw
)eit ures true to life, for the a -e of such of' his
ari:d friends ns may have -o1 thei hoping
I rA Zti di; d'no harni. .He says:
I ntice in some cases a I k h i ha'I in
he palpit, whic'h has led time t 'nqnire if the u:e
that ver necessary article i p'lrt of the'olog
Cal trail.in. I notice some inisters ta:ke it
at 0 theo.-ir' pockets, as they d eir sertmon, and
av it ,i tie pulpit. Some "p d it out length
vi.s tro::gi the middle oftI ible; some roll it
ip, and tuck it under the bibl some shake it
-verv fwnu.moment over their .ds ;some Clench
t in iheir hand, as, ifthey were ng to throw it at
he audience: and some keep rowding it into
hir pockets 1and pulling it again, With a
wrvis mo1vemItIcit as i Lhey not know what
iir use io mnake of their han ; 1 wenit once
o hear a p.,pllar young prea and as mich
Is half his serroIL was mad-. of >ocket hand
i'rebie, and the most of th Uf'was gold
vatIh and scrais of potlrf .
].3.N or Cmixoms.-IHas the qneslior:
ver nnrto .1 laies wearing the pres-ent aima
litide o litt rapy', expanaded by crinoline,
r sort of hmp. wim t .onid hIppeni it the ius
in :h11l e1d to tak f'r? Nonie of the
-Ny ei1r!ri fr extintulishin..a lire wonhll beu
trai1d 1' i.tinst .snuh a volumte of draperyv so dis
,01-"I ' to i T.u to. The dre could in4t he gatl
.r-d : It is so arrangretd as to render that iips
:ib :,m1l the .-' di.nt of Iying down and roll.
t.- in a h:mbni , whic saied the lie of many
L 111m01 her w i: introduction of* the1 prYeen
-i.. n n ot avail arainst the resistane
if t hr siiii.:ad frn of crinoliine or .steel. spreni
..t the hrini. urfaI'ce to the air. Shoul hI
lies, .or inSim :ik., ixpose tlicsolve, to so
-r~gia ti.: .- sap seem~s impowssible! if' te
i-s ta!,s i. I- t r:n'er time. whena heoopl
Ve worn. Ohi .. 'e of the dr;'s was sel
htm of a na:tUr t ignite. he case is d i:C'erent
ii;, awl' a sparkt' ii'enoughr tu set a munsin due.-s
Lir':: a N;:ui You:i.-Thle TLimne.s thrinks that
wo-th.ird oh lhe ani tous worin. cuaaver'on
'e:un, an'i o1 ihe-- days helon-'r to :ntn.wh
rtin life nith one of Liwo great otbjets-to
e Pre:.ii ent. ofi the 1...-nie States, or ts rich as
hr. A'i r'. .\stuier canntot he morei' Lta tone
I' ree of theried States at a tine, aind
mounti~i of stock-jibbinir, the inajoitiy speabily
Lbanonr allihopes ofi p'r'esi-hlng iover t he des iniues
>f this great natjion, and tix their wlile adtten
ion upon Mr'. Astor's fortune.
Th'le first step is to get out of the boaruding
ouse into one of otne's own, possessing a bro'wn
toe front, andi furni lied wit h cor'responding
maguilence. A laurge house is the god of a
Kew Yornkeris idolhtry.
The womien, fau- fromi standing aloof f'rm the
trtgge, hallo their' hiusba:nids on to holder ven
iures. They stake largely, too, on the result.
L'ey' bLy' bholder at the milliner's and jeweller's
imdt carIi'ngemiakeri's on the itith of their hums
and's good lutck. If lie miakes a Lad1 throw,
ro much the worse for the mrillinetr and jeweller,
td carriagc-miaketr. Thletre is conster'nation in
ie ilag, and baihli are in the hall, but the
tri soon blows over, and tihe stars .sine out
Not lon.g ago a good Presby teri-n pireacher,
rho, like Presbyterian pirachers generarlly, hs
ilhou long p~rayi:rs, went to a meeting at which
Methdi.-t inini:ster wasO oliiiciattinig. He en
.ered wit Ii h's overcoat on, as the worthippiers
er~e abolit going on their knees, knelt hiardl by
he store, whieb halppened to be pretty hot.
it piaver commeni-icedl. The suppliant waxed
armi't, and so did our Presby'terian friend 1by
tet stov"'. Thle praiyer wenit on and on. aind the
ser.i-:ration rolled4 down the faice of ine Prne
yter'inl gentlenraan, who at lengthb aro.:e, delib
-irately drew olf his overcoat, and thena wient
Iown on htis achring m;arr'ow-bonies again, saiyimg
in a low, hut vey*i. deterimined voice, as lhe did
so, to his long-windedi Methodist brother, I W!l,
&i I's 0' ; onitfr all -ig/'di."
Te Duke of Marlborough was he.i ltting
whether lie should take a pres-ription recoim
men~tded hi the .l)ut chess.
"Ill be h;agedl," raid her grace n if it does
niot ere yo.
.1)r. Garth, wiho was presemit, and to whonm
the ixen character of the lady was well known,
" Tike it, then, your grace, by all means; it
is sure to do good, aric or the other ar."
Ax Ohio politician was boasting in a public
speech that he could bring an - argument to a
pint as quick'-as any other man.
" oui cain brinig ai quart to a pint. a good deal
q,;.ker,' replied a Kentucky edlitori.
It is told that when Minister Miles, prayed for
ri. lie lefi notin~ig iuieertaint. lie said : " 0,
Lil tn know,-st we do noit wianit the to 'send
a; irin wliceh shall pour downu in fury. andt swell
'iir :,iLaram. and sweepi awi'ay out' hay-cociaks, aid
fences aind baridlges, lmt, Lordl, we wanut it to come
dri.r.-zle, drox-zle, droz-zile, for ab~out a week
From the Risiug Sun.
Even if we felt disposed to admit that the
Theatre was a source of the corruption imputed
to it, we could not by any meals allow that the
Thespians Corps was such ; neither can we ad
mit that the patron-s in toto, of the Theatre or
Thespian Corps are to be pl. ced upon an equali
ty with those of the constant attendants at the
gambling saloon and the Grog Shop, or that
they would stand by with folded arms and see
the last vestiges of religion destroyed, without
raising an arm to resist. No, we cannot admit
any such wholesale charges-such sweeping
declarations. Nero, it is said, fired tbe city of
Rome, and played upon an instrument while
gazing at the conflagration. But few men are
like Nero. There are hundreds and thousands
of men who visit the gambling saloon and the
grog shops, that yet would buckle on their ar
mour-like the knights of olden time-and
fight valiantly in defence of religious rights and
There are high toned gentlemen, and refined
ladies who visit theatres, that would scorn to
darken the doors of the gambling saloon'or grog
shop. Men who are learned, intelligent, brave
and honorable. Ladies who are chaste, amiable
and virtuous, and who derive from it lessons of
experience and wisdom.
There is, we conceive, a vast difference be
tween the gambling saloon, the bar room, and a
well conducted theatre. The first are places
where vice is king, where crime is common,
where hate, malice, revenge, murder, wretched
ness and misery stalk in a living reality. Where
the base and pierversely wicked, delight to con
gregate. Where not a serwiiaent is uttered
iot a thing is prescnted that is calculated to
impress the mind favorably or beneficially. It
ii the downward road to ruin. All, all is cor
rupling, enervatinr and debasing. The theatre
is diflferent. It has some redeemin- qualities.
It. aIfrds us a renovated picture of lire, a com
pendium of whatever is animated and interest
ing in human existence. Jlcre are uttered
striking sentiments, that can arouse the ener
gies, elevMte the mind, call forth the loftie.,t as
liratmins, and excite the purest emotions.
I'lutarch relates that Dyonisus, tyrant of Syr
etuse, on seeing acted a traligedy of &ophoeles,
was so much Ioved that he precilpitately left
the themtre; and that on bein; aLked the cause
of 1is suddien departure, he replied: " Would
it not have been a disgraceful thing if I who
have remorseles:-ly slain so many of my subjects,
should now be seen weeping over the sulerings
of a lictitious hero."
Even t he stern Crabbes..ys:
Yet virtue owns the trade H-ue a friend,
Fable her reans-norality her enl
She makes the vile to virtue atied opphiuve,
And own her !eptre whil they brerk her haws;
And though it may occasionally produce evil,
yet in the ganmbling saloon and the grog shop, it
is noth:ng but evil, evil, evil cnntinually.
" Look roundi-their wro-eks bwhld
Estates disnemb.:r'.' mortgiged' sold
--.sTheir -oiers uogvy,ty~qpa4i6Ap .
Show cqua l poverty of mind."
Thespians Corps, we contend, are placed on ti
ditterent footing in comparison with a regular
theatre. A., Athmeuminis, Debatin.i; Societies,
Exhibitions, Lectumre', they are gotten up by
young mien for the purpose of mental improve
ment and instruction. The ga-abler and the
drunkard are never to be found its ellicient mem
bers-it is out of their line. Why then should
ytmig men be deprived of this rational plan ?
Must they abandon it because there is said to
be evil existing? What is there attached to
man t hat does not brinmg forth evil ? Men talk
I as if the Theatre and the Thespian Corpse are
the oily% places from whence evl'can originate.
Where corruiipt men assemble, and were wicked
ness abounids. With all due respect we a-k. if
at the religions a.sociations and canpmneetinigs
which :we held for the purpo-ie of doing good, if
not wickei mnwi assemnble ? I ft here is no drink
ing of liquor? If thcre is no iidlilgin- in al
m_._1t everV -pecie. f vic 1 Do i- e prodce
all good aind wor.k no evil ? We opine not ? To
free oursc-. fromn evil, we muo-t pas.: from this
stage of net'n to a ha:ppier iand betterm world.
What is mor'e pratisewor'thy, anore deservin.r
of cemnm nda:tion, than ownleavore to sto~re the
ndn. with uiseful knowledge ? and yet the spri
of Pnit ainim prevailinig, is against every t hing
that cionllicts with its~ n:;rrow views. Rationi:d
and istriuelive recreat ions are damned, and
mecn :u-e reemuired to iniieit upon themmelves dami
Il penance nnd to. her:omoe mzonks, rigid and
n'netere. This is higidy cont rary to the natural
e4itv of the erentture man, and~ conseuiiently
to the wisdomnn id goodness of the -reat Creator.
Man is a being whose nature is such that lhe
requires relaxatioin and anmuseiment as well for
his mind, as rest and exercise for his body. All
nations, in all ages, luld their gamnes, their exer
cises. their sports. The rehined Grecian, the
warlike Ibumnan, the laxurious P'ersian, the tin
tutored Savage had anid have their respective
ways of recreation. It is indispensably necesary
for'health, happine.<s and .peace. The warrior
becomes sated with dleeds of blood. ThmeStates
mani with concocting plans. The Philosopher
with devising schemes. The professional man
with his ardtuous diuties. Thelm mechanic with
his constant labour and toil. They seek for
something by which they can retire for a while
from those sterner duties and relieve for a time
the anxieties and cares of the mind.
Ts it not then far preferable to have some
rational mode to present to their view ? Some
mens by which they can he gratifled without
having recourse to the grog shop, the gamnbling
saloon, and the billiard tible; whore vice is ex
hibited in all its protean shapeis; where the
mind is corrtupted and the morals debased. Is
it not better that the D)rama should be uphel?
That Theatres and Thespian Corpis should b~e
supirtedl and encouraged. For here virtue is
sustained and vi'c meets with its proper reward.
l]mit why need iv phikisophir-e on the neces
sity' of recreation atnd amiusement! It is so;
tnd doubting Thomas' cannot controvert it. It
is daguerreotypied ont the pages of history ; it is
illustrated in the actions of moan, from tihe king
upon his throne to the boor in his humble cot.
There are those, it. is true. who seem to have
forgotten in their asetic notions, that man wazs
jorn to enjoy rational amusement. They have a
gloomy cast of coumntenanuce, a jesmucal spirt, a
meaniiotus form of manner, thought and
tone. They are icebergs drifting in the realms
of tropical luxuriance and beauty, frdiezing and
withering every thing around. They are dis
posed to crush and b lihe hopes and innocent
pleasures of the most cheerm:1 and lively. They
assume superior wisdom. They wrap around
them thme garments of dignity. They set down
-they talk-thef get up with dignity. They
eat and they breathe with dignity. Thecy rail
at everything that is not dir?:, dingyj, simr and
mrose, (for it is nothing else). They forget
that they were young-or rather hate to think
of it. They scoli' at- the animation, flowing
spirits, liveliness and freshniess of youth. Tfhey
st rive to niake them assume the coldness itnd
stoidness of' blunted age. They speak with de
liberation and soleimni ty, and pronounce an
anathema against every thing (without a reason,)
dihering from their views.
What crime is it to sit down and enjoy an in
telectal diramatic feast ? What crime is there
TM TE PLATFORM
As having a bearing upon the Kansas ques.
tion'and as indicative of the creed of the State
Rights party, we ask the attention of our reAd
ers to the following noble sentiments, which
were published in the far-flmed address of the
Southern members of Congress of 1849. The'
address was called forth b7 the question touching
the admission of California, andit was penned by
Mr. Calhoun himself, signed by such men as
Hunter, Mason, Butler, I. W. Johnson, Jeffersorr
Davis, Jacob Thompson, Baruwell Rhett, Atchi
"We hold that the Federal Government has
no right to extend or restrict slavery any more
than to establish or abolish it; nor has it any
right whatever to distinguis h between the domes
tic institutions of one Stite or section and sa
other. As the FederAl representative of each
and all the States, it is bound to deal out within
the sphere of its powers, equal and exactjustice
to all. We ask not as the North alleges we do,
for the extension of slavery. That wouild make
discrimination in our favor as unjust and uncon
stitutional as the discrimination they ask against
us in their favor."
The Paducah(Ky.) Herald says: "This is the
standard by which we shall judge the Adminis
tration of Mr. Buchanan. This is the test which
S .Rights DemQeqats will apply to it. If, at
,*"-end of one year, the glorious old patriot is
U, lacking to this standard; we shall not be
slow (o denounce where we now defend."
WIL. INDIA BE RE-CONQUERED BY THE BRrT
IsH '-In'answer to this inquiry, a foreigncor
respondent of the New York Times writes:
India will never be re-conquered by British
arms. The war will be carried on for a time,
say two or three years, with varying sqccess,
but withput a decisive result. Th'e necessarily
enormous increase of taxation, together with
the drain of men and forced~ enrollment of the
militia, will, after a while, raise an opposition
at home as powerful as the now prevailing thirst
for vengeance. The Government and army in
India will then be illy supported. The pro
India party; already existing among British
residents in India, though now weighed down
by the humiliating ferocity of the Sepoys, the
nurslings of the company's civilizing care, will
soon be raised again by the worst barbarities in
contemplation by European vengeance. They
will be joined by the European residents of
other nations, wh6 are all opposed to British
misrule, and by the daily increasing number.of
all who are oppressed by the unserupulldus ty
ramy of the East India Government. On the
first sign of weakness on the part of the Gov
erinent, this party will openly espouse the
cause of the natives. The hostilities will then
assume tle character of d civil war, Which can
not, dare not, last. It will be ended by a com-.
promise, the nature of which will depend in a
great measure upon the -momentary strategical
positions of the two armies, but which will de
stroy forever the rule of the British Govern
ment in India. Englishmen. will thei,. for the
d, c perate and assimilate with the nativ
India will never be re-col'queeby sh
GALLANT ACTION BEFoRE DELHI.-I must
tell you of a noble actioi of Hills, of the Artil
lery. He was in my terin at Addiscombe, and
one of my greatest friends. Three days ago he
was on picket with his two-horse artillery guns,
when the alarm was sounded, and an order sent
him to advance, given under the impression
that the enemy were at some distance. He
was supported by a body of carbineers, eighty,
I believe, in number. He advanced about 100
yards, while his guns were being limbered up
to follow, and suddenly came on about 120 of
the enemy's cavalry close on him. Disgrace
ful to say, the carbineers turned and bolted.
Uis guns being limbered up, he could do noth
ing; but, rather than fly, he charged them by
himself. He fired four barrels of his revolver,
and killed two men, throwing the empty pistol
in the face of another and knocking.him off' his
horse. Two horsemen then charged full tilt at
him, and rolled him and his horse over, lie
got upl with no weapons; and, seem:g a man on
foot coming at him to cut him down, rushed at
him, got inside his sword, and hit him full in
the face with his fist. At that moment he was
cut down from behind; and a secohd blow
would have done for him, had not Tombs, his
captain, the finest fellow in the service, (who
had'been in his tent whei the rew began,) ar
rived at the critical moment and shot his assail
nt. Hills avas able to walk home, though lis
wound was severe ; and on 'the road Tombs
saved his life once more, by sticking another
man who attacked him.
Tims " Queen City of the West," not only
manufactures good wine, and brews oceans -of
lager, but outdoes all creation in the whiskey
line. Think, ye teetotalers, of sending out in
one year the enormous quantity of toentgforr
million gallons of unadulterated "red-eye, *Jhe
proinet oif eight million buskel. of grain. T hat
is the amount which Cincinnati supplies in this
A NEw WINE.-The East Tennessean says:
"We have had the pleasure of tasting (to us) a
new wine, made from the juice of the tomato.
We consider ourselves a 'good juge of wine,'
and pronounce this a first rate article. It is
made with no other ingredients than the pure
juice of the lomato and sugar, and very much
resembles champagne, a light transparent color,
with a pleasant, palatable flavor. We believe
it can be made equal to the best champagne."
AnUNDANcE AT THE WnsT.--The Chicago
Press says the western harvest is completed,'
and more abundant than ever. Corn, barley,
oats, buckwheat, hay, fall feed and- potatoes are
all secure and good. We quote:
A large store of choice butter will be added
to the dairy products of the sunmmer, which
were never equaled in quantity nor exceeded in
quality. All kinds of roots and garden vegeta
bles turn out well. We never saw so great an
abundance of fine cabbages, and there are on
ions, beets, turnips, etc., to-match. And toethese
bounties are to be added all sorts of fruits in
A little girl, after attending a party, was
asked by her mother how she enjoyed herself,
"0O," said she, "I am full of happiness. I
couldn't be any happier unless I could grew."
No man is so stingy that he will not freely
give advice, and few are so needy that they will
consent to take it. Yet the article is not a
drug, for drugs are not given gratis-and people
take calomel at any price who went take counsel
A learned young lady, the other evening, as
tonished the company by asking for the loan of
a diminutive argenteous1 truncated cone, coaa
vex on the summit, and semi-perforated with
The poor creature wanted a thimble! --2
A poor shilor, wreecked on an unknown roast,
wandered about in momentar apprehension of
i I.mna Civilised country."
in a Thespian Corps, orderly conducted7 What
crime is it to listen at the performance of a
comedy, and to laugh at the foibles of men hu
morously represented ? There is no improprie
ty in this. It injures not the mind. It corrupts
not the heart. " There is a time," sayeth the
preacher, "for all things. A time to singl a time
to dance, a time to work, a.time to play, and a
time to laugh." Why should not man enjoy
himself and laugh? The world is full of laugh
ter. It gleams in the .sunshine. It twinkles
in the distant stars as they mischieveously wink
at each other through the lonag weary watches
of the night. It chuokles in the pattering rain
drops.. Its music is in the summer wind and-in
the the trill of the waters. Every leaf and
blade smiles with joy. The flowers bloom with
laughter. The blue sky laughs down from
abore. There is laughter in the singing bird,
and in the sweet bum of the insect; in the flood
from the mighty Leviathan to the tiniest of the
race, that sport and gambol and leap like chil
dren at play.
Why, oh! why should simple scenes which
afford amusement to man. be construed to be so
terrible and ghastly ? fs the out gushing of
full hearted mirth a sin? We think it is a sad
And now in copclusion permit us.to say, in
our sketches we have hastily thrown together
snch matter as we were able to obtain respect
ing the Drama. That in some respects it pro
duces evil, we candidly admit; we believe,
however, that this can be remedied, and lies in
a great degree with the manager of theatres.
We are persuaded from what little we have
seen, that a r.,ore careful elaboration of the
means which they possess, a politic division of
their furces, an abstinence from unfair and ex
pensive competition, a stricter discipline of their
companies, and a more systematic regard to the
ethical qualities of ti-eir productions, will do
much towards winning back to them the edu
cated and intellectual classes of the community.
We have happily not arrived at an era of such
corruption or degradation as stilled the theatres
of Athens and Rome. With a literature Nthich
still commands respect; with a press umshackled,
yet for the most part salutarily controlled by
public opinion ; with mnch that is imaginative
and lofty in the character of the age ; with an
alnost incalculable diffusion of our masculine
and harnonions langage. We have still a lively
and steadfast faith that the nineteenth century
will even yet develope among its befitting expo
nents, an intillectual, moral and vigrous national
Srr..ur ox Coxiox RoADs.-A common road
!ocomotive, built by Mr. Richard Dudgeon, of
Goerck street, has for several days, says the
New York Ereniing BastI been running in Grand
street. Broadway,-and other thoroughfares, and
has munade a trip to Harlem and back. Its speed
is about equal to the average speed of horses in
stages, and it seems to be equtrolled with as
much case, and with more certainty. The popu
lar notions that horses would be alarmed by
such vihices, and, that they cannot ascend hills,
by114 the .ti ea
met with no case of difficulty of this nature,
although it has run for a considerable part of
several days in crowded - streets, followed by
crowds of noisy boys.
Mr. Joseph Battin, of Newark, N. J., has re
cently built a steam carriage, on a dilfrent
plan, which he has run successfully on several
short trips. The performance is such as to cor
roborate the view that steam may be used with
advantage, even on a small scale.
II.usosE PREsENT FO3I PRESInENT .'
CrIAxAN.-The Norfolk Day Ilook says: A
mlagnificent gold pockel chronometer and chain,
has been forwarded to Samnucl T. Sawyer, Esq.,
collector for this port, by James Buchaman,
President of the United States. to be presented
to that noble veteran of old Ocean, Capt. A.
Johnson, of the Norwegian harque Ellen, who
so gallantly went to the rescue of the passen
ers of the Central America.
SThis magnificent watch and chain is said to
be one of the best th~e world can produce, and
oiminlg as a present from such a source as the
Pro.id1ent of the United States, imumst make an
indelilbie impmression up)on the mnind~s of future
geeration., of the heroic behavior of Captain
Johnson on that perilous occasion. It is sup
p"'ed' that its cost could not have been less
Ih~:m.:mEl:NT or .A Dis-r(~imsEi CITzE.
Wi- lanrop fromi the Tmennesee piapers that Gen.
W~m. T.HII.I.u, ofthat State, has become hope
less!v. insane. This gentlenman fought bravely
in tli .\lexican war, particularly distinguishing
himself in thme battle of Cerro Gordo, where his
regimenmtsulfered severely. He was subsequently
promim-mut ini a controverey with G'encral PILLOW,
that redoubtable olileer being c harg'ed with an
unecessary exposue of thme 'f'ennessee volunters,
and imbuee.le conduct. 1[Asmr~. then entered
the politienil arena, and became known as an
eloquent and effective orator. His name was
mentioned as a candidate of theo American party
for Governor of Tennessec. Lately huis aberra
tions of intellect has caused much anxiety to
his friends, and thov have now becomeconvinced
of his complete derimgemnent, and will place him
in an asylum.-Charleston Courier.
A PROFITATIE BUSINss.-About the best
thing, it would seem, that a man can do in these
times in the way of providing for his family,
would be to get killed on a railroad-taking'
pans, however, to choose one which still re
mains solvent. We observe that a widow in
Massachusetts, thme other clay, recovered eighteen
thousand dollars~ damages against-the Worcester
railroads for having killed her huslband.
EDticATION IN A.in..-The whole tumber
of public schools in Alabama is 2,260. The av
erage length of time during which-the schools
wre taughmt, a small f'raction over six muonths
The average daily attendance is 37,203. There
r embraced in this report lui private schools,
havinig :1,774 pupils ; 74 academies, with 9,0
pupils, and 20 colleges, with 1,6910 pupils.
These times lead everybody to preacheconouiy;
onem writer says funerals mniglmit be condueted
much cheaper than they are. Anmother calcu
lates that if all personis in thme United States
would wear their elothes an extra six months,
for one year, $250.000,000 might be saved-or
if each Iamiiv would omit the use of meat one
day inm every week for a year, $125.000,000 more
might, lhe saved-but these calculations must stop
or we shall be too rich-in rags, empty stomachs,
and shabby hearses.
A lady neighbor and acquaintance-the do
tiing mnother of a waggish. lad-having bottled a
lot of nice prsrvs labelled themi,." Put up>.by
Mrs. R-" (her name.) Johnnid, her promising
boy, having discovered the " goodies," soon ate
u pthe contents of the bottle, and then wrote on
.1 botto'm of the label, "Put down by Johnnie
An Eastern editor announces the death of a
lady acquaintance, and touchimngly adds :" In hem
decease the sick have lost an invaluable friend.
Lonue will she seem to stand at their bed-side, as
was liner wont, with a balm of consolation in one
ha nd a cup of.rhabarb in the other."