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. . . . . .etrs.-.I JANUARY 19i 18
SINKNf1Isom & CO41 -- itors. *EDGEFIE LD, S, 0~ AUR 9 89 O.1,NB
0ANDIDATE8'l. q .
H. BOULWARE, -
LEWIS COVAIL, -
W. W. SALE,
WILLIAM L. STEVENS,
JAMES SPANN, *
ROBERT D. BRYAN,
F. M. NICHOLAS,
'Or TaE. Coil tow*.
M. W. LYLES,
C. A. HORN,
T. J. WHITAKA.,
TH EOPHILUS DEAN,
CHAS. M. MAY,
JOHN C. LOVELESS,
D. L. TURNER.
W. F. DURISOE,
J. P1. ADNEY,
WYM. J. READY,.
.A.ttornaoy mt "EsW,
w ILL give close attentien to all'business e.
tristed to his care.
Office, in the rear or the Court IIowe.
Edgefield, S. C., .Jan 12, 6 * I
W W. A DAVih4 has renwed his Law Office'
e to the building ienierly occupied by 11.
A. Gray. xn. afterwvardL by F. t. CandeeP a Sil
%er Smith's Shop
J.lwuary 5, U8, t5
.4A.ttor ne.y. Lb,$ Imam1
so LIC .10TOR IN EQUITY.
; - Ofiet in the ono.foriocr'yoccupliel by W. W.
Adams, Eml. 1
Edgefi.ld C. II., S. C., Dec. 22, 1858.
8. . R IFIFIN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOL1CITOR IN EQUITY.
Will attend promptly to all business entrusted
to hi cate. Oflie No,. 2, Law Ikange.
Eudgeiel C. 11., uiee 8, 1858. Lf 48
J. L ADDISON,
A.TO'Ftl\TDY A'I" T-sA.W ,
WiM attend properly to all business entrusted to
gfOffce, ier P. C. Bryan's Store.
. C. B UTLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office in Law Range,
EDoEFIaLD C. U., S. C.
May 15 tf 25
TIIO S. . & C. H. MOISE,
SUCCESSORS TO LEE & MOISE,
No. 7, Hayne:Street,
CHARLESTON, 8. C.
Jan 27 ly 3
Oak Grove Academy,
ILI, re-open for the a:Imissiun or i-uiils the
third Monday in .Ianuary, 1859, lias N.
S.Ingrahan in the Acadenge dei-artmnent. Air.
T. P. loses. Teacher ot Vocal and Instrumental
atusie, Oil Painting ke.
Terms liberal; eziquire of
DR. H. ANDR1IWS, )
E LBEIlT1)DhVOR E, I
Kirksey'si X RetAa, S. C: Jan.5 ' 3t 52
T IE exvercises of this Institution will be resumed
Ton the third Monday~jlith January, 18.59.
This School offers more~than usual advantages
-the ensuing year, as the course of studies will be]
Classical and the fliaher Branches of English
only, and the'inmber of students limited to Forty..
Terms.-$l5.50 per session ot five mnontbs. Ar
the same rate from time oricntrance to end of sea
sion. No extra charge.
Monthly reports rent Parents and Guardiaus,
Good Board for any number of students canebo
obtained in respectable families at $8 per month.
O EO. GALPHIN, Principal.:.
Dec. 29,185-1. .:'___6__6t1.
~Downer Orphan School, .
T1 IE publie are hereby; notified that there wjfl
..be five vacanelas fore Orphan Children at t~he
1)owner Orphan Schoolw* Beech Island, after the
1st .lanuary ,.ex't. For ids4ion app~ly to the
(Commis~ionersfl. The ben jciaries mus be between
the ages of seven and thirten.
H. t. LOOK,
.Til 8 J. D '.VIES,
T. .vWHA TLEY,*
Dec 29 4 ____1
WATCH iIAKERS-& JEWEILWRS,
IIccpy the Itt'ai next alj.'iniog ttPost
tic, and will give thq .,TB IUTkST A2T ENI
t'l)N t., all buineiss eninted~C' to their ears.
--A. Xia C)
'We have on hand a smnail ass,rtme~t of PINEC
#EWJELR T, which we iti.l sell cheap.
J EWE L tX and S0CIETY BADUGES miade -to
order and w.trranted.
ggPartienlar attenti i will be pa:d toWatcha
efi'er!d, Noiw __ _i .43
TO IC~ E-- \1 perss is.;mne~d to Dr.'J. jE.
.i ji-EN Ji4W20N, either by note or secongt
. Itr6 earne.Lt!y rein sted s tlie up til:e fs
the lrith cf unext, zmot (l-'ebruary) a-I am au -
i,.us. t close the I)octo a l,inetft thlat I have '
h Iand. * 4 M-' P.-I)G0 ET, Al~ent.i
Janay 5, 185 5it* '
TOTlCE-All persens ind.ebted to the Estae
. of .3. B' Talbert or Lucy snumerall, are hge
by notified that, if paynent is not, maado to thab
-scriber by the first Monday in Feb~ruaLry next.-they
*anay expect to s.t~le wiI my A tLrneys', Carioll
* B. d. TALBERT, Adm'ori
Tamtary 5, 18:,9 St . 52
jtbd accounts nre in my anads .r a ..hort time 'It
tpaid in, afew diaye . y v ill be hanled ta an
AUorney fezor eleon~D~ 5. 1F, (*I0Z),
sansr 4 Mi ; e ..,..
The infant is sleeping,
I[e prattles no more,
The not4ier is weeping,
Aillicted and soc;
The children are crying,
For " baby is dead,"
The father is sighing,
For the soul that has fled.
There is grief in the palace,
And mourning and wse;
All, save little Al.ce,
There sorrow can show.
. ler fair checks are tearkss,
Iler blue eyes are clear,
And trusting and fearl-ss
he stands by the bier.
Her voice is unbroken,
As lifting her head
She turns to the living
From one that is dead:
"Dear mother, you told nus
That God was on h.igh,
And his arim wouldt enfold us
Whrnever we siue.
"And father, I beard you
Tell uncle last niight
Your child was an aiigel,
In rainents of white:
Theni why all this weelsping,
Th:s sorrow andi pain,
Our Willie is skqping
To waken again."
W:th the voice of a prophet,
The look of a ser,
I I. r words of rebmkina
Enchaiined every ear;
Tihe subs came no longer,
The eyes knew a lhalm,
The pareiiLs were stron-rer,
Ti childrei were calm.
'Neath tihe shade of the willow
They laid him to -e.
The sad for his upillow,
A rose (m his 1,reast;
And thiy lea neil from his go'ng1
- Ose leswen e tl orth ;
Th-te are Aniels iin lHeaven
Awd Anaaels on lda: th!
Tell nie, thou mighty deel),
gat o bhic andtr,
i thee a t omig" soon,
W hen hoops .Inl'disappear?
Sone foreign, rock-bound rhore,
Whee these outrageous street balloons
Shall all be -towed away ?
The mighty deep was rippled by a squall,
And answer ed low am.d sadly-" none at all!"
TE LU'ES OF A W11018 FALIIY SAEAD DY
The father and his family, of the late Judge
uermuan of Tampa, Fla., who recently died
there of vellow fiever, in the early Iar of le
:entury resided in t:e State of Indiana. One
f the old gentlemau's sons who was then an
tierantt Methiodist mninister, andi who' was at
his father's hou~e on a visit, was about to leave
or hisi ield ofC labor; and having a long day's
ide to taske, before getting into, a white scttle
nent, himelf and the faiiily were Up beforeI
ay so that he migh~t have aii early start.
When daylight came, the family were greatly
urprised by learning that their next door neigh
brs who ived about two miles distant, a fami
vire ofusom ight or ten persons, wcre all nmur
iee uigthe night, except the gentleman
f the house, who happened to be from home,
nd the house was consumed. The trail of the
naages through the snow proved that they- had
ome from the scene of depredation spoken of
o the house of Mr. T. which they had sur
ounded and afterwards went away without
the inmates being aware of it. Why himself
and family were spared whilst his neighbors
ere maseaered, and their house btarned e
nained anmatter of astonishment, until some of
he Indiaiis surrendered to Gienerai IHarrison
ad came in, and they revealed the secret. It
eems they came from the massacre of the other
amily to Mr. Tuerman's with the intention of
erving himself and family in the same way ;
but on surrounding the house and peeping in
through the cracks cf the logs, they saw the
family at prayer. They consulted together as
to what they must do, and came to the conclu
sion that "they were talking to the Great Spirit,
ad that they could do nothing to them," so
they went away and left the family unmnoles
How strongly de this sinplc narrative ap
peal to the hearts of all rineera worshipers of
God, in referenco to their privileg~e and their
dutys Reader, are you thes bead of a family?7
If ao, see to It that youj haeo set -up a fannmily
altr, If you have not, lire no Joniger In the
neglect of a duty so plain and so impo'rtants
Yur house maty newi be au!'rtindsd by. ,ta
ge, but it probably is ofthellirtuIndted by~ etil
spirits agintit whose entrance bays :nid~ boslts
ftr no resistance. No indicaion of their vi -if
to your dwelling may be Iound in the snow or
m the sand, yet lled with maltigiwmt feeliings
and burning with .nlicious p';rj ses, thl~ey areC
te hocily vi.,itants Uf .your dwelling, aty) from
their eternal hatted noine but Qad can save
yours -If and faiaiy. Set up yourz famiily altar,
'ad let iiothaing t hat ,eani be avuidedl prevent
-our oflfering your mtornaing atdl eveiniig sacri
fic.a, according to the ability G~od giveth; and
then " Thou skutt not be afraid for tl.e terror by
nigit, nor for, the arrowv that ilielbi by3 day, noir
fr the pestilence tlsid. n-;lketh in darknes~s. nor
fr the de.,ti-netion ihat. wastW11 atL noodlay,"
but " God will be thy kLefe-er bysy s3'ijat) by
night;" anmd he shi~dl give his tagels chiarge over
thee, to keep thee i.a all thby way-.
Set up your litunily altar, ay brot her, mny
1. That Godl is a prayer htearing, andl answer
2. That praiyer i.s a umighily weapon in the
hand of every chari-tian.
3. That timne spent in this exercise is time
welilp nt And
4. That thavs who hsonor Gssd with a famiily
altar, God will honor with-famiily rare and pro
tetion. . . -. W. L5.iWBJ' Y.
,SaiidAargs, G-r. Noir. 19, 1858.
ah I childhood, he modest.; in youth, temn
perae ; ia manhood, just; in old age, prudent.
S UNCLE BENJAM IN SERMON.
A correspondent of the Boston Post furnishes
the following, which he calls " Uncle Benjamin's
Sermon," and which, he remarks, " contains
many wholesome truths:"
. UNCLE B JAMN'sSFaMoX.-Not many hours
ago I heard Uncle Benjamin discussing this';
matter to his son, who was complaining of
" Rely upon it, Sammy," said the old man, I
as he leaned upon his staff, with his gray locks
flowing in the breeze of a May morning; " mur
niring pays no bills." I have been an observer
at. times .these fifty years, and I never saw a
man helped out of a hole by cursing his horscs.
De as quiet as you can, for nothing will grow
under a moving harrow, and discontent harrows
the mind. Matters are bad, I acknowledge,
but no ulcer is any better for fingering. The
more you groan the poorer you are.
Repining at losses is only putting pepper into I
a sore -eye. Crops will fail in all soils, and' we I
mayebe thankful that we have not a famine. I
Besides, I always took notice that wheneveC I
felt the rod pretty smartly, it was as much as
to say, " Here is something which you have got I
to learn." "Sammy, -don't forget that your i
tchooling is not over yet, though you hae a
wife and two children."
"Aye," cried Sammy, "you may say that,
and two apprentices into the bargain, and I 1
should like to know what a poor man can learn .
ere, when the greatest scholars and lawyers
ire at loggerheads and can't for their lives tell T
what has become of the hard money." * 1
"Softly, Sammy, I am older than you; I have I
rot got thtese hairs and this crooked back with- C
>ut some burdens. I could tell you stories of t
hbe days of continental money, when my grand- T
athier used to stuir a sulky-box with bills to C
Iay for a yearling, or a wheat fan, and when the t
.Von.en used thorns for pins, laid their trepots t
LWay in the garret. You wish to know what I
ytt can learn? You may learn these seveni
"Pirst; that you have saved too little and
i ent too much. I never taught yott to be a I
iier, but I have ssen you give yjur dollar for 8
" nothin," when you might have laid one-half
Lside fir eharity and one-half for a raiiy day.
Sveond ; that you have gone too much upon
wreiit, 1 always told you credit wa.; a shadow;
ere is a substance behind, which casti the,
hadow ; but a siall body may cast a larger 8
ihadow, and no wise man will follow the shadow t
miy further than he can see thosubstance, 'You s
nay now learn that you have followed a shadow, 5
tmd been lecoyed into a bog. . t
Thirdly ; that you have gone into too muchC
jate to ie rich. Slow and easy winas the race. t
Fourthly ; that no course of life can be de- e
,ended uipoun as always prosperosi. I ar afraid t
he younger rare of working men in Anerica t
.ave a notion that noibily will go to ruin this j
idle of* the water. Providence has greatly
ylesel ui, and we have become presumiptuous. s
Fiftily; that you have not been thankful r
mouigh to God for his benefits in past tines. z
Sixjhhy tha't you iIe thankful our lot is 2
ence, or wars, or tyranny, or all together.
And lastly, to end my serinon, yon may learn V
o offer with more unaerstanding, the prayer of
our infancy, -G ive us this day our daily bread.'
The old man ceased, and Sammy put on his t
pron, and told Dick to blow away on the forge r
ON.Y TiouT.-" How flurried, how weak he t
s! What is the matter with himu?" a
"Only tight." n
"Only ight." Man's best anl greatest gift, t,
is intellect, degraded; the only power that b
aises him from brute creation trodiiden down o
inder the foot of a deba-ing appetite. U
y it" the mother stands with pale t,
ce and tear dinined eve to see her only son's
lisgrace. anl in her f-iicy pictres the bitter I,
,oe of which t hi-s is the fore shasdowing. -
"Only tight." The gentle sister whose strong
'st love through life has been given to her f,
andsomre and tailenteui brother1 shrinks with ti
onteni andI disgust from his embrace, and ja
rusbes away the hot impure kiss lhe prints tupont
"Only tight"-and his youing bride st ops in n
he glad dance she is miaking; to mieet him, andt
heks the welcome on her lips to gaze in terror s
n the reeling form and flushed face of him who a
ras the god of her idolatry.
"Only tight"- and the father's face growsi
lark and sad, a:, with a bitter sigh he stoops t
ver the sleeping form of his Iirstbom'n.
Hie has brought sorrow to all these aff'ection- E
te hearts ; he has opened the door to a fatal
udulgence ; he has brought himself downt to ae
vel with the brutes ; lie las tasted, exciting
le appetite to crave the po.isonous draught
gain; he has fallen f.'romi high and noble man
ood, to babbling idiocy, and heavy stupor;
arought grief to his iother, distrust to his sis- t'
or, ahuo4 despair .o his bride, and bowed his V
ather's head with sorrow ibut blimne hini not,
br he i.-" onaly tight,"
A Pmxcar PREuten Ea.-A Methodistpreacher
v-elI known for his unpromising hostility to all V
ntoxicating drinks, had nadenaponmn
;prahianegbrodnotorious for its in
;emperance. It was generally understood that s
as remarks were chiefly to be directed against 2
the besetting sin (if the district in which he 'j
gras to preach, and several nted. bullies had r
;iven out that tI ey intended to whip him if he a
ouched on what they meant should be forbid- f
len ground. The day appointed for the preach- I
in,;arrived and the preapch-r appealred on the<
mand. A large numnbet of hiis frengds from adjacente
istricts htearlig of thireiats saat-hntf, had comoul a
to~ ineeting in order, if neteasry, to protect hit ti
from iolence, but tine preacher had no int entione I
iatany of haidrfim'nde should i.: tilt on his accottnh~
le was iiile ~a teh, d l ig hhtimg. 'A ccorinii- I
ly,~ onl motiingif the ianid, hei hiad t hi-cmn tlf
hzi ceat amul ~e.t and rolled Up his abilt i'leevm,
isplaing the artn and chneat of a Icercules,
Je said beo haiu heard there were several nmen
pre.en. witl tm ireatened to whip him ; thati
haul mniny friends present who were~ able and<
willing to 'ote't, him. I Ie said tha4t h~e did
not like lighting, but if there nmu-t bc $4ghting
on his accouinthe would rather do it hiimself in
than have his friends tight for hiim ; andl that, as
le did not wish thne services interrupted, lie I
woul prefer that it shouldl take place before I
the imeetiung was opeed. "Anid thIeefoire," I
said to, " if t here is anay maan here who thinks
ie can whip ine and intends to try it, if lie will1
ha:'t hi goodn-ess to stepn rorwaird, I will flax
him out with as ;mimch my as I now lift bnrothe~r-'
Smith ;"' tnuin ug which he mseiaed a preacher whq
was a sin'all sized manm, hy :tho waikt-band of'the~
fireehes, and lifting hiiun Iromn the ground, held
hi~ onit at arm.s lei.:th with one hand. Th~is
exhibition of phiysical strength prevented any
demionstation du~ the part of his enemies, and'
the mueeting piroceded without interruption.
.Whsen Bariney told Bill
lle w as looking quito ill,
Bill stutck to is habit .of. Tm~ftlent joking;
'i'That,'s'the dit'rencee," quinoth he,
"fgetixt yop ad me
That I'm looklttg ill, aind t):ia& you are ill-looking."
THE SLA IRADE.
We learn from privatdources that subponas
ave been served upon sieral planters in Geor
;ia, suspected of having..purchased portions df
le recently landed cargof theyaclit Wander
r. - These gentlemen'. to appear at Savan
iah,as witnesses on th al of the crew of the
laver. We hope that-th" affair will be rigidly
nvestigated, and that- athose who may prove
o be directly engaged . the landing of the
ifricans may meet'wit. the punishment due
heir infraction of the We candidly con
ess that when therevip of the African slave
rade was first agitated, were iudi-posed to
ondemn the measure wi tbe severity to which
ve now believe the seh to be justly entitled.
3marting under a sense Northern injustice,
aid viewing with mour fcelings the unequal
truggle between a han 1of Southern heroes
uid the bordes of Nort marauders upon the
dains of Kansas, we at first disposed to
ive a favorable consid o&n to any scheme
hat proniised a relief . the numerical in
eriority under which iv labor in ioutending
Vith the freesoil hosts. ince then, a imature
nd careful considerati. f the subject has coil
inced us that the revi 49 the African slave
rade would be a death w'v-to the vital inter
sts of e South. We so it upon grounds
f huiiMity as well as icy. Not the huniani
y that causes the -h ritical tears of the
Seechers and Summers, 'the North. Not the
umanity that causes t der hearts of very
iany of our Southern ns to consider slave
y a temporary arid i) evil. But upon
lotires of humanity, we derive from a
4reful consideration of 6very foundation of
he proposed t ffic f a knowledge of the
eans that must ncces;ily be wmiployed, in
btaining the negroes ta.tare to b. imported
a our shores. There *e few of our readers
bat have not had occasi to view with a pity
ig eye the inevitable segaration of the slave,
wother and son, nay, -event the huiLand and
'ife. lHappily, such cy its are of rare occur
LMCe, but are . till occoa.rally to he bewaled.
t i.; one of the glories a the blessiigs of our
vtemm of labor, that t . snnilerings of the
Wids of natural affecti -are less fregeint in
lbe South than perhaps U any other portion of
ie globe. For one slav family that is thus
udey dismembered, Iiidreds of the poorer
lasses of the North are. fcod by bitter neces
ties to separate and gv rth singly to combat
he demon of hunwer afnd -nakedness. Famnily
parition is a grievous .ing, even when re
trained by the kindet nd wisest laws that
ver protected the labo But what would
ur readers tbink of tie 1.extruction of a whole
>wn by its neighbors in rder tosell a remnantI
f its inhabitants6 ? Wu Would they t hink'of
ie alliance of three co es of our State, fir
lie purpose (if warring o and conquering a
>u:th county for the so. of gain. Ani yet it
by bloodshed, and 1r Tnd rapine, that the
ave ships of Africa are, 6be filled. The al o
gines of the Guinea Co are not a class civill
ud and already in ser? ide. They a e not
ware of the blessing rr ed upou their un
>rtunate race wlZ -lii;gofosepe
ior order of beings. They are aware that ilhe
'hite sailors on the coast will pay a- large sum
,r every sound African. And so each chief is
1 all tiues ready to march -upon his neighbor,
> burn and destroy, to encounter the desperate
isistance of the infuriated brutal fellow-negro;
> kill hundreds in the endeavor to capture a
ozen; and all for the purpose of furnishing a
irgo for the slave ship. That it would be bet
:r if every African had a Southern master, we
I admit; better for him in this world and the
ext.. But that it is justifiable to encourage the
iurder of one hundred Africans in the endeavor
bring a dozen of' them under a master's care,
an absurd and inbhuman idea. The advocates
t Lhe slave trade contend that to biring a cargo
SAricais from Congo is preci.sely the same a.s
bring the saie nuiber from Virginia. And
et in bringing negroes from Virginia we trans
r them from the hands of one kind master to
ose of another, while in the other case we en
jurage the destruction of t.hree huni.m beings
r~ the gain of the services of one. One is ra
omnal, tiise, humane and legal barter ; the other
We are not willing to encourage bloodshed,
ren among bruti.4 savages, for the aggrandize
ment of a few ship-owners. We are not wiuing
iat those cruelties that we have enumerated
.iould be carried on ini the name of the South,
u~d for the ostensible benefit of Southern inter
its. In the uname of Southern civilization and
ilightenment, we protest against the slave
-ade and its concomitant horrors. In the name
F a flouriabing, prosperous, and all gpwerful
outhern confederacy of States, we denounce a
:lieme that is fraught with every niischief that
in weaken a nation.--Montgoninery Advertiser.
CoxscnvATrisM iN DLI'srtun.-The Wilninigtoni
wruil, in some observations oin the signs of the
mes, expresses little hope for the conservatism
" We munst confess that things look rather dark
na doubitful for the coutinuance of' any bound of
nion between parties who openly anid' mpuinaly
~nore all the conditions of the bond. One elass
f laws are openly violated at the North, and a
arty is springimg up at the South avowing their
etermninationi openly to violate another class.
C Southenm receivers of African cargoes can be
icured, there will be no diiliculty in finiding
orthiernm captains and crews to bring thiema in.
he time~s is past when obedience to law was
igarded as one of the obligations of a good eli
en, oi when nmn, claiming to be such waited
>r the ifanction of law to- any enterprise. All
tws that oppose any particular achemes of profit
r ambition, or run counter to any prejudice, are
ither unceonsttutoinal in themselves, or arc
ttperceded by the autliority of' sonic hiiey htiw1
ad thc attenmpt on the pant of the ligeuntiva to
uct suc~h law in forcty is denounced as atrocoi
rranny, and the ollicet's engaged in doinig theit'
otyl ii th poisesar stigmnatiaea in aippioi
ious laingstg4g, dud designited liy conteivmptuus
A Tioeinmi Svon.-tr. ivingstone's Travels
n A frica, recently republished is considered one
f the umost curious books of imodern tinmes.
imong various surprising thiing's in it is the fol
owving account of a strange deformity existing
*pntg a tribe of npgros in fhe pountri.y lie had
splored. JEvery 'man. y~qnpin, andi chilid in the~
ribc are without -front teeth. I uqniring into
he cause of this unnatural appea:ranco it was
;iven to him thius:
." Once upon a time the chief of the tribe, like
wn-y better nien in civilized nations, was pos
essed of a refractory wife. le endmured her
mpadence anid annoyance for many yenrs, hut
ne day his passion beconming suddenly aroused,
ao gave her what is larmmed in civili/.ed parlance
" "phig" in the mouth wtith liis fi4t. 'The blow
ntust have been well aimed, for it relieved the
noutifo the proud woman of all her front
teeth. Thus despoiled of. her beauty the sable
tiatron hid herself in shame and afterwards be
:me a tractable and obedient wife. The war
riors of the tribe, in council assenabled, observed
the good results of that one'blow of the chidf,
md being troubled generally with disobedient
wrives resolved at once to follow his pugilistic
ixample. Each repaired.- to his home, amid res
ted not content until their wives were forcibly
reiief4 their fron teth .
?9 ADoUT'So.-2A bachelor says: " A woman
| will eling to the chosen object of her heart like
a possum to a gum tree, and you cant separate
her without snapping strings no art cau mend,
and leaving a portion of her soul on the upper
leather of your affecti.n. She will sometimes
see something to love where others see :othIing
to admire; and when fondness is once fastenea
on a fellow, it sticks like glue and molasses in a
bushy head of hair.
i A young lady lately appeared in male
attire, in Ualtimore, and one of the editors says
her disguise was so perfect that she might have
passed for a man, " had she had a little more
- A RussiAr recently murdred a lady for
the sake of the sablelining of her cloak. The
deed was.committed during l.ent. The murder.
ed lady had a little basket with her, which- con
tained a pie. Having been asked by the com
missary why he had not euten the pie, he replied-:
' How could I think of eating the pie! it n ny
contain meat, and," devoutly crossing himself, ".
am, thank God, a good Christian !"
8-- What is that which, supposing its greatest
breadth to be four inches, length nine inches,
and depth three inches, contains a solid foot?
;i- At a dinner in Springfield, a lady sent
the tllowing volunteer toast :- " &rucce old
bachelors-the cre greens of society."
VED- Mm;, like books have at each end a blank
leaf-childhood and olp age.
& - "PoutY, what ani dat goes when de
wagon goes, stops when de wagon stop ; it am
no use to de wagon, yet de wagon caq't go iitl;
out it." 'I gubs dat up, lm," "Why, do
noise, ob ~eouise."
DU- "Petitions are in circulation in Michigan
askinig fur a restorntion of the death penally for
murder in that State.
Sy- There are one rotasad two htundred grog
shops in New York city, ani seven hundred in
Williamsburg and Brouklyna.
4-z Why is a discontented man like a watch
ful.house-dog? Because he is a growler.
4-D A paper 'out West has for its motto:
"Good-will to all men who pay promptly. De
voted to news, fun and mnaking money."
zft There is an observing -man about town
who says that he always took notice that, when
ever he lived through the month of- May he al
ways lived through tJ year.
Vg;Y SMNUrP .Ar Lrs-r.-Gov. Chase. of 0hij
devotes only eight lines of his mne.sage to slavery'
The Governor seems to have adopted the ide-a
that as there is no danger of the iItroduction of
slavery into Uhio, he will let the States in which
it. exists take care of it in their own borders, and
Congress take care of it in the Territories.
It-. GA rJ.Eins in Savannah (says the News)
are doing a good buiiness. Two bu iuness men
were recent sufferers to thje amount.of fourtpen
thosand..olburs,."gn ie tart.
f4j'A .ADY was taken by surprise in Missis
sppi, the other day. At least we judge so front
the thet that .John A. Surprise was married to
Sallie A. Stock. They will probably have little
Surprises occasionally to keep up the Stock.
air A member of the Legislature now in
session at Indianapolis, who had been "coughed
down" on several occasions, offered a rtsolttion
instructing the doorkeeper to buy twenty dollars
worth of cough medicine fur the use. of the
MrenAics.---There never was a doctrine
more untrue than the now, we trust, almost
obolete one, derived from a fahse.distinction of
monarchies, that nierhianicad professions are
menial, and beneath the station or a, true gentle
man. The truth is, they are the only professions
that -have substance and reality and practical
utility. All else seems, on reflection, to be mere
prunellal. The greatest mna in the annals of
the world--the mn thatt have done most to en
lighten it and advance the prosperity of the
human race, have been mechanics. Its direct
uess of mind--the plain gotod sense these pur
sits inculcate, which has led to those immortal
discoveries that have enriched and meliorated
the condition of the whole human race. Name
but an Arkwvright, a Fulton, a Watt, a Frank
lini, a Whitney, &c., and where among thb closet
mni, the academicians, the doctrinarians, do
you find their equals. True, Newton, Laplace,
Gray, Lussac, &c., have discovered great prinaci
pIes, but nothing that compares witha the useful
ess that have conie from the inventions of
mechaied miind. Let the sickly races of a
pamipred nobilhty turn upl their noses at mechan
is as they do at merchants. It is to the work
ing men only that tire rod of empires has been
given, and the revolutions on the globe from
mechanic inventiuns of steam-and the press, and
whieh is hourly adlvancing, with a pace that
excites astonishment, provcs incontestably thajt
tha progr'ess of mind~l, o~f bga1:ai lih.rmty and civi
lization, and of mechanics' labor, are indissolubly
Ba Cn...-In th ress of life it may seem
diflicult to be calm. very onie feels the rush
ing of the crowd, and rushes with it onward;
this causes the pulse of life to beat witha fever
ish and impatient throb. With trembling foot
step the tide bears against the impatient crowd
until all seem bound to push on. Therefore
should every gaan wait ; he should bide his timne;
not in Idleness, but In constant stesady endeavors,
willing nnd fulfillhog lils task. The voices of
thes prene-:t say go.,.,dmtvilitin of tia ll ps any~
' They also seve who Sinbd andJ wd.dt
T'o be calm under all theO tysterlotis clirnm
stances of life Is to be gcretat
ietel' alloW yotit' pr!eance ot mjnti toi-osake~
yoLu, bilt dtiltl'iftt i adislsml to beiw the little
iol lf e which are cotistantly besettIng all of
us on every hanad. lie calm. Avoid anger and
anger will avoid you. Cultivate the friendship
and good will of all mnn ie fearless, andI stand
up boldly fair the right, never swvei-ving a hair's
breadth fronm the line of duty. Do this, andI
though you may inct~r thme dislastre of sompe,
you will mnerit :tht can and confjadenao of
those alhone whio. o opinions are of any value.
.A Dcr-rer .luar.-.aind..rf .[owin-s, of indiana,
who nev er alows a chianice for a joke to ps him,
oeeipiedl the biench, when it became naecessaury
to obitaihn a juarvan, ini a case in which L
ad . w'ereemp;loyed as counsel. Th'le fo
mer was an lliterate hlibernian,41tle latter deci.
ddhy ;eraman ian his anodes ofe.xoression,
'.iIea alheridl ianaliately puroceede'd to look iround
the room ini seareh of a persona to lill the vacant
set, when he espiel a Dnfeh .leiv, aiid vainet
seat, and claiamed him-as his own. The Dutch
man objected.- -
" I cant't understant good Englese."
." Whiat did he say ?'' asked the Juadgd.
"I cant understand -good Englese," he
"Take your seat," cried the Judge, "take your
seat, thatt's no excuse. You are not likely to
heany of it!"'
From the Anderson Gazette.
PUBIC MOTING. ,
A meeting of the citizens of Anderson Dis
trict was held in the Court House on8Monday,
January 3d, 1859, to take into consideration the
action of the Legi -lature at its last session on
the Blue Ridge Rail Road, and to make such
expression of their sentiments at the failure of
the Legislature to grant further aid to this en
terprise as nligbt be deemed fit and proper.
Opi motion of Dr. C. L. Gaillard, the meeting
was organized by calling J. P. Reed, Esq., to
the Chair and appointing James A. Hoyt to act
The chairman briefly eiplained the object of
the meeting, and announced that he was pre
pared to hear any proposition that might be
submitted. Repeated calls were made for Gen.
Jam2s W. Harrison, who in response entertain
ed the audience for a few minutes in explanation
of the progress of the Road and the nature and
character of the aid requested from the Legisla
ture; also, a brief summary of the proceedings
of that body on this important measure. He
believed that the necessary aid would be granted
should. his Excellency the Governor convene the
Le;islature in extra session, which the friends
of the Road desired might be done in the month
On motion of Dr. 0. R. Broyles, a committee
of five was appointed to draft a Preamble and
Resolutions expressive of the sense of the meet
ing. The conmittee consisting of Dr.' 0 R.
Broyles Ion. J. N. Whiner, Hion. R. Munro,
Col. J. b. Ashiore and Col. A. Rice, reported
the following Preamble and Resolutions, which
were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, the citizens of this District have
heard with disappointment and regret the no
tion of the Tgislature at its last session, in de
clining to grant further aid to the Blue Ridge
Rail Road Company; and whereas in our judg
ment, prompt measures should be taken to save
the State and the Company from the great loss
which will result from an abandonment of the
Realved, That the construction of the Blue
Ridge Rail R1oad, is es.ential to the commercial
independence and prosperity of the State of
South Carolina. ?
.,Resofred, That the aid asked by the Company
from the State at the last Legislature, was under
the circumstances, reasonable and proper, and
should have been granted without hesitation.
Resolced, That the action of the Legislature
must have resulte4 from 4 misapprehension of
the inportance.of the work and The wishes of a
majority of the people of the State, and should
be corrected at the earliest convenient moment.
Resolred, That in view of the ruinous conse
inenices o' an abandonment of the work to the
Company, to the State, and to many contractors
now engaged in the work, it is well worthy the
consideration of his Excellency the Governor,
whether the Legislature shbuld not be convened 1
in extra session, to adopt such measuresas would I
prevent so great loss and distress.
Resolved, That the President and. Directors
of the Company should, if possible, conisistently
wi 1gleir. vieywsf qjpstice and volic 'Mq60nuo.
Pinm1ip-orait -p. i li~~n &4~~iitv '
pa pv tj th n e a
dence that the Legislature will whenever con
vened, afford the aid necessary to complete the
On motion, a copy of these proceedings was
ordered to be sent to his Excellency the Gover.
nor, and another to the President of the Blue
Ridge Rail Road.
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
J. P. RtED, Chairman.
JAXzs A. HOYT, Secretary.
From the Southern Guardian.
TIlE BLUE RIDGE RAIlLROID.
We like the spirit of the article below, copied
fromin the Ketoire Courier, upon the above subject.
It strikes the right key. Should the intima
tion of readiness on the part of those most in
terested, to increase their subscriptions, and
thus practically show their willingness tosustain
the enterprise, ripen into action, it will be a
better argument in its favor than all the speeches
upon the subjiect, cloquent and convincing as
they may have been, and no doubt will have a
strong effect. Hercnles j.ro:nptly assists those
who put their own shoulders to the wheel.
There is but one opinion on the subject in this
District, and, had it been thought necessary,
expressi'on would have been allowed it through
the medium of a public meeting on sale day. I
rhe people of Pickens warmly sustain the en
terprise, and are willing to aid it in the way of
mbscriptiorns still further. Who will put the
ball in motion?7
Operations oni the road, with .the exception
Lf the work at the Tunnel and some other points,
have been suspended. We learn that it is the
intention of the Company to continue the work
at the paints here indicated, which course meets
with our cordial approbation.
The suspention of the work on the line, as
stated, hnas resulted in great loss to the contrac.
tors, and much suffering on the part of the Ia
borers. The. latte, many of whom are foreign
ers, are breaking off in every direction, bewailing,
intheir 'mnothor tongue,'.their almost pennilets
and truly pitiable condition. They hay.d our
symnpathy in their present unfortunate condition,
and we commend. them to the kindness of our
Although a partial suspension of the work is
prejudicial to the interests of the district, in al
most every way the loss to our citizns cannot
be considered so great, as we have seen indica
ted elsesvbore. The price of produce mains
the same, with no diminution in th, value of
our real estate. We have within our bqrderu
the elementst of wealth and greatness, whioch
miual, onriy with them~ impronment andi gener'al
ppeinty. Forbearane. in her tradinmg tratlA
actlons antd de~lage should bum the alin of all,
Vte arm hot to bum tnlstnderstood by thi as lii
dresrctimnnlng the advantages to be~ deiin~d f'otn.
the Itailleiad.=-by na taemIbi' Iti early corn
il~tiati *ilI be~ of ilmtalculable advantage to the
Whtle dtmitry, and to no section inore than our
own. It is a work demanding our- means, talent
and united energy, and is worthy of them all.
TuE Famuta'ts HLpmE-Tlhe business of the
farmer is at home-his pleasuires are home pleas.
ures, and his enjoyments are the enjoyments of
home. The merchant may got along without a
home ho many spend his days in his office or
ounting room, or in the exciting marts of coma
mere-his eings in contriving newv schemes,
deep planits for accumulating wealth, or averting
autieipated loss. Toa selom are the hours or
danys lbe snatches from hudaness cares for recreaition
de.votedn to quinet home pleasures-they do not
satisfy the ever-feverish brain that eravceecite
ment, even in its repose. Th le. waturingalaee,
the concert, thme theattre, tho convivialpar'ty, and
the wine-eup, constitute, in too many cases, the
pleaurecs of our men of wealth. It is stated thatI
a merchant who recently failed in one of our
large cities, on being asked what lhe intended to
do, replied that he should "first go and ret
acquainted with his wife and children." This,
perhaps, was an extreme case ; yet too many are
strangers at home I How happy the man who
feels that he has a true, home, the temple of isa
household gods, where he reigns M pratriarch,
priest and king-a refufram ae tand malice,
a sheli' fgot thei stoar~ms of life, i11mt no loss of
iyealth, no change of circuwtanices can effet-a
rose wiheat athorn--asun thatknows uoue#ialr.
ARIIKS OF GEN. B0RI -0X TE H i
OF GEN. QW AN .
MIR. BoxHm.b.-Mr. S er, it .is fit that
South Carolina should drop a tear on the grave
of General Quitman. le was, for years, the
trusted friend and correspondent of her own
Calhoun, and no one out of her borders was
more nearly the exponent of her political prin
ciples, or had more the affections of her people.
They admired him- whilst living, and dad he
will never be forgottin.
It was first my fortune, to meet him on the
eve of his leading hid- brilliant division Intb thw
valley of Mexico. I was struck with him inanly
form and hi. proud and determined bearingir
as he passed before his troops, slong whose
lines rang elafening cheers for their gallant ei t
der. Ile was then in the pride and glory of
manhood, and - a nobler specianen of genuine
manliness I have seldom looked upon. But, sir,
when I again met him, at the beginning of the
last session of Congress, after the lapse of but
nine years, how different his appearance I The
powerful form of the gallant chieftain was bent
by disease, and the heart of friendship could be
but startled at the change. -
In every part which he was .eallod upon to
play on the active theatre of life, he- ever fell
below the highest mark of public expectation,
and often went beyond. On the bench, he was
4 pure, able, and upright.judge. In the coun,
dis of the.Confederacy, he impreased all with
his wisdom and sterling integrity. If tliere was
any one trait in his character more prominent
than all others, it was his love of the truth-.
that honesty which 'makes "man the noblest
work of God"
Il was wise in tho coneil of war, bold In
mcnception, cool in action, in the charge " dread
rul as the storm." His dashing passage along
the aqueduct from Chapultepec to the Gareta
)f Belen-carrying two fortifications -in rapid
mccession, the latter before the very mouths of
the cannon of the citadel-has seldom, if ever,.
been surpassed in boldness of conception or
brilliancy of execution. As a commander, he.
iras beloved by his troops; and no man ever
possessed, in a more eminent degree, the re
ipect and confidence of those with whom h4
icted, in peace or in war,.how divergent soever
'heir views. Conscientiously faithful in the
performance of every public duty, he displayed,.
Chaiirman of the Committee on Military Af
iirs, during the last session of Congiess, a de
;ree of attenti -n and energy which none but a
'Abust frame could sustain, and ivhicb, doubt
ess, contributed to speed the fleeting sands of
ife. His style of oratory was npt ornate; It
was concise, clear, cogent. le disdained'mere
>rnament, and went direct tohi.olject. Hence
ie never spoke that he did not command the
mr of the House, and that, too, without weary.
ng-the attention. It is within the memorY. of
is all that during the last session he w b
mnanimous consent, urged to go eyo his
iour. Into the abode. of private grief-twill
iot intrude. Let us hope that the "Divinity
rhich shapes our eirsl' will apply the balm to
hat wound which,*for His own wise purpose,
my this heart-felt tribute. I speak most espe
ially for that portion of her citizens-the rem
ant of that regiment which he sogallantly and
uccessiluly led iu the glorious victories On
)hapultepeo's Heights, and at the Belen Gate;
ass than two years sine, In this Hall, be took
>art in paying the last honors to one of their
nost cherished and gallant companions in airm'.
)n the 4th of May last, he joined this remnant,
It a meeting of their associatioxi, of which he
ras an honored member, as their anniversary
irator. Little did they then think they would
o soon hear of the death of their beloved com
nander. Who can know what the morrow will
" Our lives are rivers, giding free
To that unfathomed, boundless stea,
The Pilent gravel
Thither all omrthly pomp and boazt
Roll to be swallowed up and lost
4In one dark wave."
Their wall went forth throuigh all the land at
le sad tidings or his death ; but here, too, they
sk to lay a chaplet on his honored grave..
On the banks or the mighty Father of Wa
era sleeps the patriot, warrior, statesman. Ovce
uis grave will weep the willow, and the cypress
,nd pine sing their gentle dirge, The marble
hart wvill lift high lis head in memory of his
'irtuous deeds but in the hearts of his coun
ryeni always erected his most grateful and
EXTR AORDINA RY CAsE OF DEPRAVITT.-We
meard of an instance of moral turpitude, a day
r t wo since, which, we hope, stands alone. la
he late terrible disaster on the 3luscogee Raill
onds, in which the earsawere precipitated into
swollen torrent with a fearful destruction of
uuman life, one of the passengers bad the mis
ortune to lose his wife and two children, lie
'emarked the next day, in'the presence of his
ellow passengers, who, with himself, were saxed
rom the wreck as if by miracle,.Jfor none of
hem could tell how, that ini addition'to the losm
f his family, he had lost all his money, it ha,
ng been tied up in a belt for security and back
ed around his wife's waist.. During the day
he waters subsided and the passengers who re
nained in the neighborhood of thie wrack, corn
nenced asearchi for the dead bo.dies. The body
if the lally alluded to was found about a mile
ilow the wreck and upon examination It was
scertained that liar dress had been torn open
md the money beltrobbed of itseontents,som
oven hundred dollars. 'resh tacks were die.
ioveredftn the mud, leading off from the hty
A'hich the seirching party tjsced up until th~
'tme huptt 0119 of their owOn tumber who bh
list Iit. witlh so u:Iraciuloite an escape 001um
keath, and who was pi'tistit Whelb his felloW
mseenger told the sto1ry of his lss. lie was
mmmediately take~ lit hand, searched, and the
:nthea amnottit found upon his person. Our his
ormant added that the wretch is now in Cfoluma
mus jad, awaiting his trial for the diabolical act,
-Savannah Republican. . -.
SPEuKgr1 oeti VIN ORAzass.-A cDrltcsynmeent
>)rthe Richmond Dispatch, tells the following in
k tter from one of the Springs:
An amusing ineident occured on the car of the
Virginia and Tennessee road, which must be
)reserved in print, it is too good to be lost.
A the train entered the Big T1unnel, near this
,lace, in accordance with the usual euston a lahp
bas lit. A servant girl, acconmpaging her mis
ress, had sank into a proflound slumber, but
nist ani the lamp was lit she awoke, and, half a
deep, imaginedl herself in the infernal regions..
Prantie withm fright, she implored her Maker to
ave mercy on her, remarking at the sanie time
" the devil has got me at last." Her mistresa,'
sitting on the seat in front of the terrilled negro,
was deepy .mortified, and eslled upon ker-a
"Mollie,..don't make such a noise : it is I,. be not
afraid." The poor African immneaiately exclaimed
'Oh, missus, dlar y'on jest what I spected ; I
always thought iftober I got to de bad place,.I
wou1l qee you," These remarks were- uttered
pith such vehemence, that not a word iwas logt,
and the whole coach became 'convulsed' with
Rteadet have youFpai-feeyour phper