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- EUROPEAN COERSPONDENCE.
DRESDEN, August 176h, 1S58.
. 'It is my design upon the present occasion, deal
Editor, to attompt a reproduction of onelof the greal
German "folk tivals," viz: a " bird shooting."
This custom of "bird shooting," dates from time
Immemorial, and is one of the most cherished .privi
leges of the German public. . It is nothing more oi
less than the annual coming together of hordes ol
people to shoot at a wooden bird perched upon the
top of a long pole. The duration of such a holy-day
is generally about ten days, and all this time the
" bird " finds no rest. The shooting which bas just
come to an end in Dresden is one of the most famous
In Germany, and serves as a brilliant pattern of the
common rmi %f such affairs. Among the environs ol
the city, lying upon the broad Elbe and with the
mountains of the Saxon Switzerland in full view, are
extended green fields, known as the "Bird Meadow,
which belongs to,the town, and is reserved for and de
voted to this peculiar festival.
For weeks before the performances begin, nothing
is heard of, read of, or dreamt of, but the great " bird
shooting;" and high, low, rich and poor, spend day
and night in preparations for the compaign. Steam
boats make extra trips with reduced fair, rail road
cars and post wagons ditto. And all the circus com
panies, jugglers, .organ grindere, strolling singers,
pick pockets and wild beasts throughout the length
and breadth of the land, turn their faces towards the
scene of action. In short, a little of every thing un
der the sun can be met with and experienced at such
a celebration. -The Leipsic Fair, of which I spoke
formerly, is quite. a vale of rest, compared with a
Dresden hird shooting.
In the midst of the "meadow " is planted a sturdy
pole, about as high as two circus poles, placed one
upon the other; and upon its extreme point is fixed a
great, gaudy, painted bird, which serves as the mark.
The bird is so constructed that each individual part
can be shot away without dislodging the remaining
parts. A thick wooden heart called the "corpus,"
which is iade very'fast to the pole, forms the breast
or middle. This is of course the last to be hit, or that
is, the last to be brought down, and who ever sue
cobds in doing this is called the " king," and is the
hero of the day.. SiO soon as he has perpetrated this
exploit, he receives a gold pitcher or something of
the kind, is crowned with wreaths, mounted upon the
shoulders of his colleagues and borne about amidst
the deafening shouts and huzzas f the crowd. The
poor man must also treat in the most alarmingly pro.
-fuse manner, and even give in the course of the win
ter following a grand ball. Such a distinction in a
country as poor as Saxony is another " dear institu
To each part of the bird belongs a particular prize.
For instance, he who achieves the tail, receives a Ail.
vr ladle; the tip of the'wing, silver forks, &c. The
instruent used for shooting is the'old fashioned cross
bow, and the darka . stout wooden peg wJth.a atel
head. The bow lsiotihedoit-bravely in's length
as among our Ipdians, but is rested and steadied up
on a sort of desk, which is ralsod or lowered to suit the
height of the individual. To any one who has seen
or read of English archery, it looks very awkward
On either side of the tall pole, stands a shorter one
with a smaller bird; these are for the ladies, who on
ter into the spert with great zest, and shoot far'better
than the men, or have done so this time at least. Im.
mediately in the rear of the pole, is a house with a
long-and wide piazza, and In this piazza the abooter,
stand and take aim; in two wing piazzas the ladics
do likewise. Each shot is preceded and followed b
a roll upon the drum-a very successful shot is di;
tinguished by a roll prolonged and fearful.
In the rooms behind the piazzas are spread forth
the prizes, and here also the gentlemen and ladies dir
port themselves in the nost entertaining manner.
That is, in the most Datch entertaining manner,-cat.
ing meat and drinking beer. I do verily believe a
German corpse would rise up with animation end de
sert the cooling board upon being presented with flesh
and beer !
Upon one side stands a beautiful and capacious tent,
which is that of the King, who comes very often du
ring the holy-day and shoots with the rest; the Queen
and the Princesses also ." take a hand." Upon the
other aide stands a pavillion, in which a superb Or
chestra performs morning, noon and night. Scattered
over the field are little urchins dressed like jockeys,
whose business it is to gather up and hand in the
Every thing is conducted with the greatest order
anad regularity; the exercises are ushered in and
closed with reveille and tattoo. The appearance of
the royal cortege is announced by a grand artillery
discharge. This (I mean the cortege not the dis
charge) consists of seven open carriages, each drawn
by. four horses. One with the King and Queen, one
with the crown Prince and Princess, one with the
Priacesses, one with the little Princes, one with the
Queen Dowager, one with the male fuqfitlonaries and
the other with the female functionaries of the palace.
Behind each coach stand two strapping footmen; the
driver sits up as high as agallows; and upon each left
lead. horse rides a postillion with a long wh'p; all the
aforesaid gentlemen are tricked out in nhite and sil
ver. The whole put together makes quite a grand
* procession I assure yeu. Extremely worth looking
at, although one is from a country where kings,
queens and postillions are not so much " the admira
-tion of all lieholders."
Upon each evening of the festival comes to past
somie regularly got up public exhibition, that is, some
exhibition pertaining to the institution, at which the
mass may gaze without money or price. One evening
a general Illumination, the next evening a balloon as
cension, the next a concert of two Orchestras, when
the multitude are expected to listen, but do nat, and
ginally, as a breaking up scene, a royal display of fire
works. Upon the late firework evening, the crowd
was estimated at eighty thousand, and the exhibition.
was in' every way worthy of the attendance.
So much for the bird shooting proper, but thsat is
truly the least part of the show. Behind the shoot
ing tent stretches back a city of tents-yes, a real
city, with streets and cross streets as long as a quar
ter of a mile, and 'tis in this impromptu Sodlom thae
.- 'the most interestiog and racy performnances take
place. The tents are built in various shapes and alh
open in front4 proEusely adorard with wreaths, rib
hoes, flags and colored lanterns; from a staff, risinj
high out of the top of each one, floats the Saxon ban,
ner., Every Restaurant and Beer shop in Dresden Ii
represented upon the Bird Meadow by a huge "Bude;'
and as-each strives to outdo the others in ornamen
and accommodation, the result Is thnt all are wonder
fully ptretty and comfortable. You can imagine th
size of -these impr~ovised Restaurants whep I tell yoe
. that iveveral of them were able to contain two thou
sand persons. Two thousand beer drinkers ! Th
Get-mans, "young men and maidens, old men' ane
ch~ildlren,".llve upon beer. And the strife and rivalr2
be:wuen the different retailers as to the- quality o
their beer approximates to bloeod-thirsty ! Twi
of thes4 worthies,'with their 'respective adherents
smang thi public, ofta come in~ cetst a~d
melee which ensues throws a Spanish bull fight en
tirely into the shade. More beer is spilt however
than blood !
Other tents of the larger class are the dancing sa
loons, into which, after paying five cents, one may en
ter and dance twenty-four hours without stopping.
And bore it is that one sees sights and has fun I The
gentlemen to be found in these halli are of all
classes and all characters, but the Indies are of one
class and one character. Apropos of these "gay de
eeivers," had we not the history of Rahab to.look
back to, how hopeless would seem their case!
But you should see the so-called Carrousells, in
which people, mounted upon life-size bobby horses,
are whirled round as if by a whirlwind. This is the
most popular amusement, and woul4 you believe that
the grown people flirt quite as much with the hobby
horses as the children ? Yes, old men and old women,
spruce young beaux and dignified (or undignified
rather) matrons, must all takean airing In the Car
rousell. For examplo, Isaw a heroine of twenty stone
mounted upon a sky blue charger with yellow mane
and tail, and the two were being whisked, around as
if the old enemy was after them. The fair one in
question was as red in the face as a red flannel petti
coat-she leaned back upon the blue steed in a state
of the most overflowing perspiration, fanning herself
the while like a wind mill. I looked round in terror,
and thought 6 best to And what E. P. calls an "upper
seat,' for I expected every moment she would dissolve
into a pool something the size of the Pacific Ocean.
In some tents are countle-:s shelves, chests and tubs
of ginger bread, which like wine, is considered better
when very old. In others are tarts of divers kinds,
oblong in shape, three feet by two. This last is as
true as gospel ! 'In others, bushels of eucumbers and
snap beans, piled up in the shape of mountains, with
great.bunchcs of fern leaves sticking out of the sum
mits, by way of uniting the useful and the. ornamen
tal. Fancy a Vekuvius of snap beans, with smoke,
dames and lava of fern leaves, and you have the
But I must ship a great deal (and unwillingly I
confess), not wishing to monopolize the Adrertiaer
with an inventory of the merchandize of a German
" Bird RIeadow." By all means however are the im
perishable sausages and hard boiled eggs not missing.
Were all the sausages which I saw lately upon the
Bird Meadow joined together, the string would be
long enough, and apparently tugh enough, for a sub.
marine telegraph wire entirely round the earth.
One part of this tent city is called the "Art Row,"
namely, where the circuses, the jugglers, the apes,
the snakes, the elephants, the mermaids, &c., &e.,
give their "productions." " Productions" and " Art
Peices" they are called here. We call them " tricks!"
Among the advertisements are such like: " Circus of
Madame'Directress the widow Magnus," &c., &c. In
the circus of Mrs. Magnus the audience is allowed to
make "respectable and becoming wit." Deliver me
from respectable wit-what is so dry! Amung the
live curiosities was "Moli, the largest steer in the
world," which beast is nothing less than four thousand
two hundred and ninety-three pounds of,perambula
ting-beWteak. -TrunlYa n
And another cynnsure was "Petzi, the elephant of the
chase from the Kingdom of Dahomey in Indli"
Petzi's productions consisted in receiving cakes, nuts
tnd fruits fr.m the bystanders, and handing (suouting,
[ should say) them over to her keeper instead of eat
ing them herself. Very rare and praise-worthy self
denial in Petzi, but terribly unentertaining to look at,
as most exemplary performances are in this world!
Then there is a circle devoted to "climbing poler."
These poles, perfectly upright, snooth as glass and
greased with tallow, have hankerchiefs, jackets, caps
end all sorts of trinkets and trifles banging from their
tops, and whichever urchin first reaches the goal, has
the privilege of taking his choice. They enjoy it to
the utmost; and it is surprising to see how most of
them can glide up the greased pole. They must gain
the prizes though at the sacrifice of their trousers, for
the pole is very often re-greased.
I must not forget to tell you of certain exclamatione
enk expressions which one hears when wandering
about among the throngs of a German " folk festival."
But these expressions are not confined to the com
mnoner classes, they are used in every day life by the
umost cultivated'and weoll bred people. At first they
strike a foreigner as perfectly outrageous, afterwards
as intensely amusing. For Instance, "Thou dear
God in heaven, what a hell klang !" "Lord Jesus,
what a hecathen spectacle !" " All-seeing and all
hearing Father, look down and give ear to this mur
dlerous history !" The most trivial occurrences will
call forth such exclamations. -
There now ! if- you have an iota of patience or tol
cr:ition left, you are fully qualified to receive upon
your respected shoulders the mantle of Job, or what
is more expressive still, to listen to a temperance
lecture. J. T. B.
For the Advertiser.
JUDGE O'JEALL FOR TEE U. B. SENATE.
Ma. En:von:-Will you do me the favor to repub
lish from the Camden Jouaral, the following nomina
tion of the lHon. J. B. O'NBAL.,-the- distinguished
Jurist, the able scholar, and the pure-hearted chris
tian,-as ic mana to fill the vacancy now existing in
the U. S. Senate. I, in common with many others,
admire Judge O'NEAIL for his many noble and ster
ling qualities. In fact, Mr. Editor5 I look upon him
as one of the best men-legally, politically and mor
elly considered-that the State of South Carolina af
fords; and without a doubt he would fill the office
with honor to the State and fidelity to the South.
Although Judge O'NfEALLt is now, and ever has
been, I believe, a Unionist in sentiment, yet, when
-he proper time comes for the South to throw off her
lethargy and contend for her Constitutional rights in
the Unaion or independence out of it, then this gallant
-hieftain-the beloved of many-will take his stand
in the front rank, nearest the enemy, and battle with a
:dighty arm for us and for our cause.
A VOICE FROM EDGEFIELD.
RALEIGes, Tcnn., Sept. 6th, 1858.
To Col. Warren, Editor Camden Journal,
IhiAR SiRn: It is the wish of many old South Caro
linians, though, not now residents of the good old
Palmetto State, to see announced in your paper, the
name of the venerable Judge O'Neall to fill the place
of the late lamentged Judge Evans.
We think it no disparagement to the honorable
men, whose names we have noticed to be brought be
fore the Legislature for that distinguished station, and
we believe that they, (and hope that all others would)
with one voice, as by acelamation, respond to the well
merited claim of that noble old Carolinian-now about
the last, bet not the least of the " Mohicans." Hle
needs no eulogy-" the tree is known by its fruit."
We do think he is the very man for the timnes-.we
think ke could and would pour oil upoil the troubled
waters, and say to the North give up, and to the South
hold nt back. And, from his high standing, his pu
rity. integrily, talents, and weight of character, his
voice could not faiil to have great influence, and show
to the nation th~at the old Palmetto State has stili one
yet who can maintain the high iharacter of many of
her distinguished and chivalrous sons now no more.
A V6[CE BEYOND THlE MOUNTAINS..
g| The man who don't take a paper wants to
know If General Scott wasn't killed at the battle of
g|'To all man, and at all times, the best friend
is Tirtue; and the heat companions are high, en
Maers 13nd honoralel sentiments.
BY WiLLIAM LEOGET.
Like snow that falls where water glides, %
Earth's pleasures fade away,
When melt in tide's destroying tide,
And cold are while they stay!
But joys that from Religion flow,
Like stars that gild the Uight,
Amidst the darkest gloom ofe wo,
Smile forth with sweetest light.
Religion's ray no clouds obscure,
But o'er the Christian's soul
It sends its radiance calm and pure,
Thqugh tempests round it roll;
His heart may break with sorrow's stroke,
But to its latest thrill,
Like diamond's shining when they're broke,
Religion's light is still!
00 FOR THE RIGHT, WHATEVER BETIDE.
BY W. 31. MARTIN
Though beauty entice you
With laughter and smi!es,
And strive to ensnare you
With charms and with uwiles;
Oh! pass them by lightly,
Their powers deride,
And go for the. right,
Though wealth may allure you
With diamonds and gold,
The strength of your manhood
% ust nerer be sold;
Bid riches avaunt ye,
With power and pride,
And go for the right,
Though power oppose you
With strength ar.d with might,
Oh! ne'er be disheartened
Though hard be the fight;
Oh! never be conjuered,
Nor e'er turned aside,
But go for the riv ht,
In archives of glory,
Your name be enrolled;
In songs and in story,
Your brave deeds be told,
Along with the heroes ,
Who fought and who died,
Who went for the right,
Whate'er might betide.
PERILOUS B.IMIO ABYENTURg.
It has been stated that two children acciden
tally ascended from Oentrdia, Illinois, Tuesday,
in a balloon. A professioiial aeronaut, named
Wilson, had just before returned from a sue
cessful ascent. The Journal says:
After the grappling iron had been made fast,
Harvey, to amuse his children, one a boy aged
about four years, and the other a girl of eight
years, placed thei in the basket car and per
mitted them to ascend several times as high as
the rope would allow. Unexpectedly the grap
pling iron slipped from the lather's hand, and
the balloon, with its precious freight, was wafted
out of sight. The distress of the parent knew
no bounde. The peril (f the children lie con
sidered imminent, for what assurance had he
hat they would not be borne into some dense
frest, where they would be overtaken by hun-1
er before they could be found, or perhaps de
cend into some lake or stream, and be drowned ?
As soon as was possible, an extra was issued at
entralia, and the whole neighboring country
laced on the alert to watch for the balloon and
Saturday morning, at day-brecak, a farmer
ear New Carthage, forty-three miles distanmt
from Mr. Harvey's place, discovered the balloon
uspended in the air, attached by a grapplingI
ope, to a tree in his yard. Hie immediately
auled the balloon down, and found the youngest
hild awake in the bottom of the basket, and
he oldest carefully watching over her little
rother. They had been wafted about by differ
nt currents of air throughout the night, and
ad come to a halt but a little while before they
The story the girl told was, that as the bal
oon ascended, she cried piteously to her father
o pull it down. She said she passed over a
own where she saw a great many people to
hom she likewise appealed at the top of her
oice. This place was Centralia. The balloon
as seen to pass over there, but the people lit -
te imagined it carried two persons in such dan -
er. Her little brother cried with 'cold, and
the heroic girl took off her apron, covered him
and got him to sleep. In handling the ropes
he happened to pull one which had the effect
uderstanding the philosophy of the movement,
he was quite content to keep the valve open,.
o long as by so doing she found she approached
The youthful wrial voyagers were in the bal
oon about thirteen hours and a quarter. It
may easily be imagined that among the neigh
bors where they landed they were the objects
f much curiosity and interest. The girl's pre
sence of mind and loving consideration for her
brother, may well entitle her to remembrance,
vhile the incident itself was of such a remarka
ble character that we opine that it will not soon
be forgotten in that section.
The boy and girl were conveyed home as
soon as practicable, and it was needless to
say were received with outstretched arms.
TIIs AIN'T As THEY USED TO BE.--A gentle
man who resides in Western New York, tells
the following rich anecdote:.
"& Many years ago the first settlers in -this
country, then a wilderness almost, were obliged
to take their grain one hundred and fifty miles
in wagons to Albany, to fin.d a market. The
roads were bad and traveling angerous. Three
of our farmers found a purchaser for their loads
of wheat at Amsterdam, a village some twenty
fve miles west of Albany, and were glad to
dispose of it, and save themselves the travel.
They took an order on the bank at Amsterdam
for their pay, which was offered them-in silver,
but they objected to taking It, as it was-too
heavy to carry, and they p referred the notes of
the Bank. And here the laugh comes in. The
officers of the bank refused to give tpme bills,
because the farmers wore going so far out into
the wilderness, the bills wooul naever came back to
the bank agin. The matter was finally com
promised bythe bank's paying eac~h one dollar
extra on thir consenting to receive silver in
.ea of piaper money."
BUR R AIUSTRII.
. We find in o ond exchanges further
accounts of the of this steamer. The
Austria sailed ' . en on the 4th instant,
with a total num assengers and crew es
timated at betw and 000-upwards of
500 of whom ha* Inst:
HALIFAX, Sep. 7. --The bark Lotus
arrived here yes th twelve of the sixty
seven passen;ers werg saved from the
steamer Austria, 1a burnt at sea on the
13th. The passen rt that little after 2
o'clock, on the ".of the 13th, a dense
volume of smoke om the after-entrance
of the steera of the steamer wai
instantly slacken 0"at which speed she
continued until t me exploded, when
the engineers, it 6sed, were instantly
socated. .The t" burst through the
lights amidshipi, t :twith fearful rapid
ity. A boat let m the port side was
instantly crushed, .ther from the star
board side was sw f om the number of
passengers rubbing t. "All the cabin pas
sengers were on th , excepting a few gen
tlemen, who must been smothered in the
stooking room. the second class pas
seugers were also o pop, but a large num
ber were shut in l in ty fire. Some were
pulled up through t entilators, but the great
er number perish he last woman drawn
up said that six I y suffocated. Seve
ral men and wom h were on the poop
jumped into the sea. twosand threes. Some
of the women we dy in flames. Others
hesitated till drive he last moment by the
a lvancing flames. . ialf an hour, not a soul
was left on the poc .'he French bark Mau
rice, Capt. Earnest. *-aud, 'came alongside at
5 o'clock, and su - in rescuing forty pas
sengers; they wer en chiefly off the bow
sprit, but some of were picked up strug
gling in the water..
Af 8 o'clock, one the metalic boats came
up with twenty-two rsons, igcluding the first
and second ofilcers. Subsequently, four men
were picked uit fi g on a piece of broken
boat. The second o. was afterwards rescued
from the water h himself and the third
ulicer were severely rnt. Many of the male
passengers were fri tfully burnt. Only six
women were saved,. -ee of whom were shock
A Norwegian went alongside of the
teamer next morna and sent a boat, which
may have picked up. ew pcrsons The Mau
rice had no comm ication with her. The
bark Maurice proce- to Fayal with the Aus
tria's passengeurs, exO t those on-the Lotus.
A passenger says at when the captain of
the Austria he'ard *Athe fire, he' exclaimed:
'We are all fAst-le down the -boat," which
was swamped. He ij into the sea and was
left far behind.
The fire aruse froi the culpable negligence
in fumigating the st rage with burning tar,
wyhich was under -superintendence of the
xascorrdepn le Luisville ournal
;ives the following particulars of the brutal
treatment of: a ifan, named Harrington, a de
<erter froin Camp Colorado, who had been re
ptured. le was a-native of Louisville:
Young Harrinigton was enlisted for the Second
Davalry, but deserted? and was brought back to
Fort Smith. The citizen who brought him
ack must have been inure of a tiend than hu
'an. Ile travelled day and night, and until
en o'clock tu next day without giving him a
nouithful to e it.
Capt. N. G. Evans, of thi< regiment, was-at
he Fort at the time, and Harrington was put
n his company, and th..t day he had to walk
L2 miles, bandculfd, and dragging a ball and
-hain, belire he got anything to eat. The se
:ond day's march from Fort S:Iith was over a
mad. called the " Narrows," the ronglieAt that
Aagons ever tr.velled, I suppose. Th'le wagons
n going over it, would bounce and slide oif
'rom the rocks inur feet at n tinic.
On the morning of the second dlay the cap
~ain ordered llarrington to be tied by the hand'
~lose up to the tail gate of the wagon. At that
~ime his wrist and fingers were so siwollenl that
be could'not bend them.. The sentry who was
put over hirsi saysi that for more than 1000 times
the ball which was attached to him by a chain
md placed in the feedbox, would, when thme
wagon camne out of a bole or slide off a rock,
ierk his feet from under him and all 'his weight
would come on his wrist, and his bremst strike
the feedbox. The sentry, who saw that the
nan was albaost dead. took the responsibility to
let him get in the wagon, out of the sun aind
:lust, and gave him water to d'rink. Hie began
to enlhven and feel better, when the sergeant of
the guard camne up and raised h-I, and made
the sentry tie the poor fellow up again, Hie
lid not go more than three miles before the
sergeant, seeing that thie man was almost dead,
>rdered him to be cut down, but before he
reaced the ground, he breathed his last.
H~arringtoni's breast was beat almost to a jel
ly, and his back, from-his chin down, was as
black as could be. lie told them, in thme morn
ing, that if lie had t'o walk that day, tied to the
sagon, lie would be a dead man before night..
Hie begged and prayed them to shoot him, and
put him out of his misery.
Mrs. N. was a very useful and excellent lady
who had done the village of H-- a vast ser
rice in the way of washimg, etc. Many of the
young sparks of the village owed to their dickies
and ahirt-bosm. as they came spotless from her
tab, much of their success in ..love affairs. At
the close of a day's'hard service, the lady of the
house-good hearted woman-mixed up a cup of
warm rum and toddy for her washwoiman. The
latter took a hearty swallow, and tarned uip her
nose in evident disgust. "-Poor, dear woman I"
exclaimed the lady, " you don't like ruin, do
you ? Well, I hope yen will excuse me-i didn't
know you was a temperance woman-most wash.
wo en ain't." " Don't like rum I" ejaculated
Mr , "I don't like to drink a whole wvell of hot
water to get a thimbleful of it I"
CHmANGES OF LIFE.--iow numerous the
changes of life ! Let an'individual who has at
tained the age of fifty, pause for a moment and
gaze around him. He will discover that the
childra who, long after he had attained thme
years of mmnhead, played about his knees, are.
now among the fathers and niothers of man
kind; while those to whom he hookod up in
boyhood, are either decrepit and tottering with
age, or have passed to " the Valley of the Shad
ow of Death." The span of human life-how
narrow ! A few yegsa we appear, r.truggle, and
are gone ! Even the nearest of the beings with
whom our existence is' intertwinied, pass away,
and are speedily forgotten, or if not forgotten,
are remembered so carelessly, as scarcely to ex
cite a momentary feeling.
The Annapolis ~Gazette tells the following
story of a citizan of that place: " A pemnon bet
ter known for his wealth than for his liberality
was requested to aid in the erection of a church.
The subscription book was' placed in his hands.
He looked at it anxiously and earnestly and
handed it back with the astonndimig. remark:
' No sir I I will not give anythiug, not half as
many people go to hell now as ought to go.'
Z A BIRT IN TIF SrAcv..-During a re
cent trip of the Rtago from Sari Antonio to In
dianola, when about four mile this side of San
Antonio, a lady passenger gave birth to a fine
boy. There were four men passengers in the
stage at the time. This event caused consider
able stir among the passengers, but the driver
knew nothing of the matter until the stage
stopped for a change of horses. The mother
and her child are now stopping in our city, doing
well. Beat this who can.-Indianola (Texam)
- The Mobile Mercury, of the 10th inst.,
has the following:
A friend of ours was complaining yesterday
of a boil. " Do you put anything on it?'' was
asked. "Yes," he replied, "I put a pair of
pantaloons on it this morning." We compas
sionated him, and asked no questions.
E " A little girl in Louisville had her nose
bitten off by a horse one (lay last week, while
passing under his head in the stable.
Z:-"" Gen. Winfield Scott recently met with
a painful accident. On going down stairs he
fell and was unabla to recover himself until be
reached the bottom of the stairs. He was very
severely bruised, and being of large frame and
of advanced years, it may require some months
for his retoration. The accident occurred at
West Point, N. Y.
-g The session of the South Carolina Con
ference, which was to have assembled in
Charle.,ton on the 17th November, has been
pvstponed to the first of December. We pre
sime the prevalence of yellow fever in Charles
ton is the cause of the posr~tnemnent.
E4" A gentleman entering a cold room
where there was no fire, expressed his astoidsh.
ment that so kind a friend should give him such
a cool reception.
Er IM.1I1TANT To NEWSPAPR PnULIsHr
ER.-The Postmaster General has ordered that
all ".supplement"1 or "extras," folded with reg
ular issues of daily or weekly journals-not ac
tual and bona fide editions of such publications,
conveying intelligence of passing events ani
general intelligence-subjects the whole package
to letter postage.
Er Shun a man who doesn't pay his com
pliments to the ladies. Ile whoeis wanting in
honor towards curls, will invariably attempt to
(lodge the grocer, tailor, and butcher. Faith
lessness to the dimity institution is a sure sign
of a want of principle, piety, and a good bring
Z5 A knitting machine has just bt en in
vented by a genious in Seneca county, N. Y.,
and it is claimed that it will krIt a perfect
stocking in five minutes.
E Lost, on Saturday last, but the loser
does not know where-an empty sack bag, with
a cheese in it. On the sack the letters "P. G."
are marked, but so completely worn out as not
ZJ A city magistrite rdfused to marry a
couple because they were second cou.sins. The
Justice told the wodid-be husband that if he
could not get a wife outside of the family he
had better go without one.' Good advice.
Z72' There is a town in Michigan where the
church bell is rung every day at twelve o'clock,
for the people to take their quinine, as they
have the ague all round.
h! Forty cents per bale is now the price
charged on cotton from Augusta to Savannah,
says the Augusta ConstitutioiWist.
g..Let woman be decked with all the cm
bellisnoment of art and nature-yet, if boldness
is to be read in her face, it blots out all the
lines of beauty.
T Her.r..-A scolrer asked, "Where is
hell " A Christian wisely answered, "Any
where outside of Heaven."
g2 A divine informed a sailor that the
devil was chained up).
"iHow long is the rope ?"
" Oh," was the digniled reply, "it extends
over the worl."
" Does it?" rejoined .Jack ; "if so, thre lubber
might as well be loose."
gr Tire editor of the "Southern Sun"
says that lhe "smells a rat." If he does, and it
the rat smells him, the poor rat has the worst
Er" The Charleston Conrier, of 27th ui~lt.,
says: " A letter has been received at this othice
from ion. F. W. Pickens, Mmniste:- to Russia,
dated from St. Petersburg, 28th August. Mr.
Pickens and the Legation were well."
gr You may always distinguish an Eng
lishmnan by two things; his trousers and his
gait. The first never fits him, and he always
walks as if he was an hour behind time.
ET A genius says that he has invented a
machine which, when set in nmot ion-but that's
the difliculty-will chase a hog over a ten-acre
field, catch, yoke, and ring him.
g" Sonmebody thinks that because a womnan
sent dhe first wvord over the Ocean' Telehraph,
it will be talking all the time.
gg Put this down as a true maxim, that
it is a great piece of gallantry to confess a mis
take and forsake an error.
-EDFROM SHOUTNG.-At a meeting,
which was held by the colored people, at a
meeting house called Little Wesley, about three
miles from Lewis, Del., on Saturday last, a ne
gro woman from fatigue, and excess of shouting,
fell dead 2during tire exercises.
Zg' UNWIrLcoME RnsroNsv.-" Come here,
my little Eddie," said a gentleman to a young
ster of seven summers, while at play in a parlor
where JL large company was assembled--"do
you know me ?
" Yes, sir, I think I do."
"Who am I, then, let me he'ar ?"
" Why," quite simply quoth Eddy, "you are
the man that kissed sister Angeline last night
in the parlor !"
" Oh! you little story," screamed out Ange
line, and fainted. Sundry blushes and confu
sion in another quarter.
Old Squire Greed was notoriously parsinmo
nions, but, being ill, was obliged reluctantly to
consult Dr. Syntax. "What shall I do for my
head ? It's so dizzy I seem to see double.'
The doctor wrote a prescription and retired.
The recipe ran thus: " When you see double
yo will find relief if you count your money.".
WEIGHIING A THEFT.--A citizen missed two
pounds of fresh butter, which was to be re
served for himself. The maid, however, had
not only stolen it, but fastened the theft upon
the cat; averring, moreover, she caught her in
the act of finishing the last morsel. Thre wily
cit immediately put the kitten into the scales,
and found it to weigh but a pound and a half!
This mode of accurate reasoning being quite
conclusive, the girl confessed her crime.
Pure religion and undefled before God and
the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless anid
widows in their afflictions, and to keep one's
elf nspnotted from the world.--Bible.
By the latest dates from Utah, it appears
that the Mormon priesthood, feeling that their
inflnence is on the wane, have secluded them
selve6 hoping thereby to become more myste
rions and powerful. The feeling of the Mor
mons are evidently undergoing a change,' but
the leaders are still hostile to the United States
authorities, and throw obstacles in their way. I
They are also endeavoring to raise an Indian
war. Many of the Mormon people are in wretch
ed condition, and some of the women are with
out proper clothing.
HicrMAN, Ky., July 28, 1858.
CURE FOR HOG CHoLERA.-Below you will I
find a receipt for curing the hog cholera. It
has been used with success by some of the firm
ers in this neck of woods. Take two ounces
of coperas, two ounces of lime (unslacked,) two I
ounces of strong ashes, two ounces of sal soda,
two ounces of saleratus, eight ounces of salt and
one peck of meal-to be fed twice a day.
The next day take as many ears of corn as
you have hogs to feed, and rub tkem well with
tar, and feed three times a day-fed alternate
ly every day, (allowing them to eat nothing c
tyrren,) until a cure is effected. It is very sim
ple, and is worth a trial by those who are' dis
posed to "save their BAcoN."
Tis SAnDTn.-Sunday is not like other
days, it is blessed above them all: It comes to
man laden with the richest blessings, and leaves
him stronger for life. Said a little boy to his
mother one Sunday morning, " Ma, the sun don't
shine on Sundiy like it does on other days'; I I
always see it here (in the dining room) that day
and none other." He meant it not, but he t
spoke a glorious truth ; for the sun on that day
proclaims RST, andPon others, woauc. And in
thus speaking, it tells of an endless and eternal
AstusING A PATIENT.-A physician having -I
finished the amputation of a leg of one of his
patients, a near relative of the latter took him
aside, and said anxiously to him:-" Doctor, do
you think that your patient will recover?"
" Recover! there has never been the least shad.
ow of a hope for him." "Then what was the
use 4 making him suffer?" "Why, my dear
fellow, could you say brutally to a sick man, he
is dying. le must be amused a little!"
FooD Fon Ctvmmirs.-Persons who have pet
canaries, will find that they are extravagantly
fond of the seed produced from the plantain, I
which may be found in almost every yard, the e
leaf of which is known to every school boy as an t
excelleut remedy for the effects of a bee sting. t
The birds will eat'these seed voraciotisly, when d
they appear to have a decided distaste to every v
other kind of food offered them. t
OlLnto Hiaxs.-On a rainy day, when the 0
farmer cannot work out doors, one of the best s
things he can do is to oil his turness. If kept t
clean, and propedy- oiled and, pliable, harness I
will last much longer than if suffered -and ren- a
ered'gritty-by a coat-of dirt, -and -left rigid -and a
liable to crack from want of oil. In order to t
oil harness properly, unbuckle and separate b
every scrap; then wash it in warm soap suds.
The warmth may a little exceed that of new
milk-if approaching hot, it will injure the leath- 0
er. Tle soap suds should be used iapidly, aisd 11
nly long enough to remove the crust whi'eh has
been formed on the harness by dust settliig on a
the previous oiling. If the application is longer a
ontinued, it will abstract too much oil from' the 9
leather. Carriage harness, to look well, should ,b
then be blacked, and afterwards the oil applied. 0
A correspondent of the New En;land Farmer, b
recommends the following as the bet blacking d
he has tried: One ounce of extract of Logwood, a
twelve grains of bichroinate of potash, both poun- v
ed fine, and then two quarts of boiling rain wa- U
ter added and stirr.d till all is dissolved. It is
cept ini a bottle. This he says is much better
than copperas, whii h cuts into the leather. le k
first applies neat's foot oil, and afterwards the e
ame with one-third castor oil, which enables the n
eather to withstand the effects of rain ad expo-t
sure longer than otherwise. It should not be o
orgottemn that such parts of the harness as are 1'
on and used most should have the most oil, b
which may be given by a secogl application.- b
fountry Gentlcman. Is
No NIcuT Treas.-Who has not passed
nights of watching and wveariness '? Oh I how joy- .d
ully does the light of day beam upoa us af'ter a
might of' tossing to and fro upon a bed of pain I ~
A night of affliction is full of' auxi-.ty and care..
hogh it is thme time to sleep, yet how often we
are kept walking I An then, many, very many
f our days are dark and sombre. How our spir- e
t are alfected even by the state of the skies aind
the weather l Sickness and pain are not visitants
f darkness only ; they continue their ravages .e
by day. But in that abode of glory and blessed
mmess-the home of the ransomed of God-there
wvill be no night. For " the Lamb of God will11
be the light thereof." Glorious day I Brighit
peaceful, eternal; not darkened with clonds anda
tempests as are our days on earth. The light of's
that day is lik'. unto a stone most precious, eveu
like a jasper-stone, clear as a crystal.
"There seill be nao night there." No seasons
of weeping-of watching--of death. All will
be peace. The conflict will be ended-the bat-I
tle fought-the victory won ; and the everlasting
portion of the soul will be a dwelling-place int
the New Jerusalem, where the glor of Goda
lihtens it, and the lamb is the lieh thereof. t
Msoul, ;ird thyself anew for te race. -Bless t
God tat this earth with its intermingled lights c
and shadows is not thy abiding place. .Endure
meekly all the ills of mortal life, - rejoicing in r
conident expectation of the glry to b revealed.1
Let thy faith gain new strength i the deout and 1
adornia comntemplation ot that glory which shall
be thy lhght forever. -
Caum.-Friend Ayer :-In this age, of
quacks, charlatans and mere windy, gaseous
pretenders to heal, who blow at eve~ corner,
and in the face and ears of all men, their loud,
blaring Jerieho trumpets anid other noisy bois
terious wind instruments of marvelaus twisted
brass, in such a woefully sham-riddeneochtas1
this, I say, it is coniforting, nay even ecering1
to the earnest well wisher of his race to know
there has arrived in this world a genuine Physi
cian-to li'ht once more upon somiething be
sides merelangrados and Don Mercurial Jalaps,
with their phlebotomies, poisons and wamrm water.
Your Cathartic Pills and Cherry Pectoral,
carry us forward to Halcyon days-to millemaise
Pharmacoocas, when Science, deep diving
down into te principles of things, shall, with
ininite cunning, bring out the genuiiie Ehixer
Vitae: 1tor of a truth there is manifestly enough
somewhat of that same Life Essence in your
subtle vegetable distillations and com pounds. .
You realize to .us the visions of those pain- 1
fulest, smoke-dried Alchymaists-bootless seekers
-dreamers ambng retorts and crucibles, touch- 1
ing the Quintessential hidden Virtuep the '
Universe, which should antidote distempe sand
break for man the Wheel of Time.I
. E" Notwithstanfdinig all that has been said I
about tea being a slow'poison, the Chinese as
sert that the man who drinks tea in sufficient
citities may live to 100 years. T& Celess
tialtnkait very hot. .
FEVER ABATING IN CIARLEBTON.
The Mercury of the 27th inst., says:
It is with feelings of devout gratitude to Al
nighty God, that we announce the abatement
f the epidemic. The official reportof-the .
3oard of Health, in another columniannounces
)nly eighty-one interments from yellow fever
or the past seven days. The cloud which has
seen overshadowing our community for so mazy
veeks is lifting, and will we trust, speily
isappear. With bereaved and sorrowed hearts,
mur people, who have been so busily engaged
n alleviating the distresses of the suffeiing,will
ook to the Source of all consolation with thank
ilness for their own preservation, and grAtltude,
or being enabled to adequately perform the
ad and solemn services that have fallen to the'r
ot, and return to their usual avocations. A l
Lave lost friends and acquaintances-many, alas
oo many, relatives and members of their oah
amilies. With the loosing of -the ties of this
rorld, we have been more strongly bound to
hat which is to come.
The epidemic of the present year bas been
narked with a peculiar fatality; few of its're
ipients surviving. Though its ravages have
ieen most extensive among the foreignq)orn
.nd the unaceliniated, yet the native and those
rho deemed themselves entirely acclimated
ave been stricken. It has been particularly
tal among young children. Even our hervants
intve been attacked, some'of whom 'have::falen
mong its victims. Throughout its prevalence
to panic has been perceptible among- or citi
ens. They have nobly met the exigencies of.
he occasion, and discharged the most harrow
ng and mournful dutie devotedly and enhesi
We are proud to chronicle the noble offeig
rhich have been transmitted to our Doward
Ltseiation, by other communities in our State.
Ve assure them, in return, their cairities were
ost timely, and have been appropriated in ac
ordance with the generous.. desiresi of- the do
ors. Such deeds are among the moat honora
le of this life. The remembraice of the readi
eom and fullness with which the- country're
ponded in te hour of our sffliction, will-be
one the more enduring, because we hope -never -
o be cal!cd upon to reciprocate.
MonE AFRICAN TPSTIDMONY.-A correspon
ent of the New Orleans Crescent, writes from
ibolo Valley, Bexar county, Texas, on the 30th
Several years ago a wealthy plinter died in
entucky, leaving a large number of
mancipated, and a sum of money. to d
heir expenses to Liberia and to purchasesa home
here for each family. The instructiozsof fie
eceased owner were carried out.' The negroes
rere sent to Liberia, and there comfortably set
led. After an absence of a few yeard they all
Derned to Kentucky and implored the brother
f'their deceased master to take them:into his
rice. He complied with their:req aand
bey entered gladly into bondaeal s.0
Vith these negroos the brotler movedto'Teuas,
ad he has now one,'f the fint plantations -
nd theibest set-of nt-4ha. - se'en In
is State. That brot'her is Mr. Weir,- whose
ot.pitality I am now the recipient of.
When the fierce winds of adversity blow
ver you, and your life's summer lies buried
eneath frost and snow, do not litiger inactive,
sink cowardly down by. the way, or turn
side froma your course for momentary warmth
ad shelter, but, with stout heart and firm step,
o forward in-God's strength to vanguish trou
le and to bid defiance to disaster. If there is
ver a time to be ambitious, it is not when am
ition is.oasy, but when it is hard. .Fight in
arkness, fight when you are down; die hard,
d you won't die at all. That gelatinous man,
hose bones are not even muscles, and whose
musles are pulp-that man is a coward.
MUTUAL FoRBEARAncE.-That house will be
opt in turmoik where there is no toleration of
xch other's errors, no lenity shown to failings,
o meek submission to injuries, no soft answer
> turn away wrath. If you lay a single stick.
r wood in the grate, and apply five 'te it, it
'ill go out; put on another, and they will
urn; and half a dozen, and you will have a
laze. There are other fires subject to the
une conditions. If one member of a' fatuily
ets into a passion, and is let alone, he will cool
own, and possibly be ashamed, and repent.
ht oppose temper to temper, pile on the fuel,
raw in others of the group, andi let one harsh
nswer be followed by another, and there will
>on be a blaze, which will enwrap them all in
; burning 1,eat.
Ax EVENTFVL, HoxNvooN.-A correspondent
f the Athens Bannser, writing from Laurence
ille, Gwinnett Co., Sept. 18ht,-says:
Mr. John Rloper, one of the South Carolina
hivalry, was married about two weeks ag; eause .
this county, and on last Monday stole a negro
romi Mr. A. G. Ho)lmes, was arrested and brough
ere yesterday ; to-day he plead guilty, and w~
ntenced to the Penitentiary six years. .An
vetful honevmoon, onr readers will sa. He
atys he is fromi Piekens district, S. C., andj!aims
be connected with one of the most respecta
le families of Rtabun county.
AN Exct.1sn " B:'txcH OF PaoxzsE" CAs.-'
n England, lately, a-euit for breach of promise
f marriage was brought by a fisherman a beau.
iful daughter against a captain in the English
rmy, fixing damages at $50,000. The love let
ers of the gallant captain were so 'nimneroos
bat they were printed for the accommodation of
ounsel, making in all a volume of 198 page.
he matter was finaly compromised bythe pay
ent to the injured lady of the sum of$10,O
rith the promise that the volume of letters aok
WARt troN DodGI~~av AT MoWTeOMznT.-The
fail gives an account of the recent doings of
Capt. Jones,"-and his company, or rather hat
alion, in Mongmery. For the purpose of gt
ing rid of the nige do ries. with wh
ontgomery is infeste, they las Monda night
'isited nine or ten suspected places and dsry
*d all the liqunor they found there, in some, eases
-those of the more notorious offenders, proba
ly-demolishing furniture. They must have
nsted twenty or more barrels of bust head. One
arrel of brandy was th e ouly liquor-they found -
rhich would burn.
W' "How are you, Count?" said a wag to
,spruce-looking specimen of' the genus snob.
"Sirr-r-r I" exclaimed the indigant swe
who are yo, and why do you call me CountP
" Why, Isaw you counting oysters in Ne,
f'ork last week, and I supposed you weroo
oyal blood," said the wag.
An old lady of Massachusetts cannot coneiee
rhat necessity there is for uniting England andI
he United States, when so much trouble was
aken, sone years ago, to sepaate the two*
piW The comet now vIsible will be of moststiklag
rightness iuing tie Brat week of Oetobe, pssly
h's largest of the cegtury,. andl at thatt See will b~
se near Aroturus.
gg Asailor,.looking saei In a letos elaWa
"Not aea,"said Jat.