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"WE WILL CLING TO THE PILLARS OF THE TEMPLE OF OUR LIERTI4 AND IF IT -UST FALL, WE WILL PERISH AMIDST THE RUINS."
sINiNS, umon & Co., Propriet. EDGEFIELD, S. oa J[AY 25, 1859. VOLUME XXIV.--N., 2.
There's busoneirarof Stockings to
An old wife sat by her bright fireside,
Swaying thought~hlly to and fio,
In an-ancient chair whose creaky craw
Told a tle of long ago;
While down by her side on the kitchen foor,
Stood a basket of worsted balls-a score.
The good man dosed o'er the latest news,
Till the light of his pipe went out;
And unheeded, the kitten with eunning paws,
Rolled out and tangled the balls about;
Yet, still sat the wife In the ancient chair,
Swaying to and fro in the Are-light glare.
But anon, a misty tear-drop came
In her eye of fadid-blue,
Then trickled down in a flarrowdeep,
idke a single drop of dew;
So deep was the channel-so silent the stream,
Thegoodmansawnaught but the dim'deye beam.
Yet miarveled he much that the cheerful light
Of her e)a, had weary grown, e
And marveled he more at the tangled balls
So he said In a gentle tone:
"Ihave shared thy joys since our marriage vows,
Conceal not from me thy sorrows now."
Then she spoke of the time when the basket there
Was filled to the very brim,
And now there remained of the goodly pile
But a single pair-for him;
Then wonder not at the dimmed eye light;
There's butonepairof stockingstomend to-night.
I cannot but think of the busy feet,
Whose wrapling were wont to lay
-In te basket, awaiting the needlo's tinse
Now wandered so far away:
How the sprightly -steps to a mother dear
Unheeded fell on the careless ear.
For each empty nook in the basket old,
By the hearth-there's an empty seat;
And I miss the shadows from off the wall,
And the patter of many feet;
'Tie for this that a tear gathered over my sight;
At the one pair of stockings to mend to-night.
'Twas said that far. through the forest wild
And over the mountains bold,
Was a land whose rivers and darkening eaves,
. Were gemmed with the fairest gold;
Then my firt-born turned from the oaken door,
And I knew the shadows were only four.
Another went forth on the foaming wave
And diminished the basket's store
Bat-his feet grew cold-so weary and cold
- They'll never be warm any more
And this nook in its emptiness, seeineth to me
To give forth no voice but the moan of the sea.
Two others have gone' towards the setting sun,
And made them a home in its light,
And fairy fingers have taken their share,
. To mend by the fireside bright;
Some other baskets their garments Ali
But mine! Oh I mine is emptier still.
Another-the dearest-the fairest-the best
Was taken by the angels away,
And clad in a garment that waxeth not old,
In a land of continual day.
0 ! wonder no more at the dimmed eye-light,
While Imend the one pair of stockings to-night.
A PRINCESS ROYAL.
I remember to have fallen in once with cer
tain American captains, and colonels, and
men-at-arms, in a small place on the Brazos
river, a few miles north of Jose Maria, in
Texas. I had paid a visit to this place, near
which a dear companion of my youth had
been murdered. We were-school-fellows, and
for five years we had been brother officers in
the same regiment. He went 'to the United
States just when the war broke out with Mexi
oand became captain of a company of Ken
tuck riflemen. A few months after the bat
tle ofVera Cruz, he was deputed by the offi
cers of his brigade to present to General Tay
lor--who was on leave of absence at New
Orleans-a gold medal as token of their re
spect. Chosing the nearest way from the camp,
across the country, he set out on his errand
pith a guide and two servants, all on horse
back, armed to the teeth. in Jose Maria my
poor friend'unwisely exhibited the medal to a
- crowd of respectable-looking persons, calling
themselves colonels, majors, and captains,
who seemed to take great pleasure in studying
its engravings. He did not even remark in
what a hurry some of these colonels were to
start before him. But the medal has, in ten
years, never more been heard of; my old com
rade and two of his companions were found
shot dead in a ravine.
It was near this place tiatlI also fell among
colonels. There was one of- them who took
a great liking to my horse, when he saw me
'vng it to the ostler. He tapped it repeated
yon the neck, declaring it, with an oath, to
bea nice hanimal and no mistake-which as.
sertion he repeated afterwards over and over
again to his fellow-men in the coffee-room,
whao, when they had been out to satisfy their
curiosity, agreed with him upon the matter.
"Now, wouldn't that be a nag .for you, ma
jor ?" he said to a tall, powerful man, with a
rough beard and disgusting features, who sat
a little apart from the rest, and wore a large
gray coat. The major said nothing, but
stalked out of the roomn, soon afterwards, fol
lowed by the colonel. The others had again
taken up their-old topic of conversation, and
were talking politics, rather vehemently as I
thought when the waiter-a German-e-amne
up to me, and told mub in our own language.
that I had better take care, as those two ratl.
ans outside had set eyes upon my horse, a.
would be sure tos sta it if I gave them t.a.
slightest chance. Annoyed at this intelligen:.
I asked nmy countryman what he thought it
would be beet for me to do.
"Why," said he, "you have fallen in ica~
a bad set, and, if you want to keep y..r.
horse, I advise you to escape as soon as pc
After a little reflertion, I resolved to start
at once, and made for the stable. There I
found the colonel again, most urgently talking
to the ostler, who -only looked -at me in a
ratherimpudent manner, when I told him to
bring out my horse, and paid me no further
attention. I therefore began to bridle for
"I say, captain I" said the colonel, coming
n to me after a while and tapping me on the
"Come on, man!i don't make a fool of
yourself! I want to boy that 'tre 'orse, cap
Thank heaven! I was in the saddle by that
- 'Doei? Am Ithe man to be put out of
-my wa-.by one of these 'ere chawed up Ger
H*e -ldboth is htands on the bridlle of my
liire. My blid gensialy boils at an- insult
ime maiqmns me-mbyidrwma.seciaflj
when I am far from home in foreign lands.
In a trice, the stick of the riding-whip came
down upon the colonel's head, whilst the horse,
urged to a powerful leap, threw him ten yards
away upon the ground. As I-knew very well
that, according to ti eustoms of the country,
this was a revolver affair now, and as I had
no wish to become entangled in such busines-I
I did not- wait until the colonel had pieki
himself up, but rode forward without delay.
I was stopped by the waiter. whom I heard
calling after me, and who was out of breath
when he came up to me at last. The -honest
fellow gave me a direction, which I was after.
wards glad to have followed. He said that
the colonel, though a coward, was a most des
perate villian, not at all likely to give way so
soon, but the worst of the'whole set was that
tall fellow, the major, whom he suspected to
have gone in search of some' of his compan
ions. "You will be chased by a couple of
these rogues," he said, " as sure as I am a
Saxon! Let me advise you. Follow your
way up to the north, until you are out of
sight, then do you turn back to the south as
far as Jose Maria. At the ravine southeast
of that place turn to the left, and, following
the course- of the brook, ride for your life.
Twenty miles up the stream yon will come to
a'settfement called the Wood Creek. Old
Delamotte lives there, and he's the man for
you to trust."
I offered the waiter a few pieces of money,
but he would not take them; then a hearty
shake of the'hand, and this he took cordially.
"Stop," he said, when I had already set
spurs to my horse. He lifted up each of the
horse's legs, and-looked carefully at the shoe
ing. " All right," he said ; " I thought the
ostler might have played you one of his tricks,
buthe has not yet had time, I suppose. Now,
go ahead, and don't forget the Frenehman I"
I darted off.
It was eleven o'clock in the morning. I
had toi make twenty miles to the ravine which
my countryman had pointed out to me. But
my horse was'worthy of the colonel's admira.
tion ; and, in spite not only of the round-a-Lout
way I had taken in accordance with my friend's
advice, and half-an-hour's delay for rest at
Jose Maria, it was but five in the evening
when I reached this melancholy spot.
I stopped and looked about me. The sur
rounding country was all barren and desolate,
the soil sterile. There was a wooden cross
erected on the spot of the murder, and be
neath it lay the mortal remains of the man
whom I had known in the full glow and joy
A strange feeling made me linger in that
place. . The little rivulet smoothly gliding
eastward showed me the way I was to go. I
could follow its course with my eyes to a far
distant forest, the high grass of the prairie
having burnt a track down, as it always do
at this time of year. Yet I still lingered.
The horse began to neigh softly, and to
prick up his ears. He was familiar with these
pairies, as I had bought him but a few
months ago atLittleRock in Arkansas. There
was something the matter.
I listened, hut heard absolutely nothing. I
alighted, and, pressing my ear to the ground,
listened again. The earth trembled faintly
with the tread of horses yet at a long dia
tance; but, whuh I mounted again, I could:
hear the sound. It was rapidly approaching
from the direction of Jose Maria, and, although
the woods on that-side of me prevented me
froth seeing anything, I had but little doubt
who were the horsemen.
Now, colonels, majors, captains, let us see
what can be done I My horse gave such a
sudden and vigorous jump when I merely
touched him with the whip, that I %as almost
thrown from my seat. I lost my cap, and a
gust of wind threw it against that very mound
by which I had been bound to the ravine. To
pick it up would have been wastp time; and,
as I wished to be out of sight before my pur
suers had set foot upon the prairie, I left it
and sped away, taking as straight a line possi
ble in the direction of the distant forest, to
avoid the winding of the little brook, yet
without losing sigh of it. In the brave horse
there was no sackening of pace; there was
no stumbling. I turned round three or four
times during my rapid course, but, except a
long cloud of dust and ashes raised by myself,
I saw nothing whatever. In an hour or so,
the forest was before me, and then, reining up
a little, I again made for the brook.
I had traced its windings for about another
hour, when I arrived at a cleared space in the
wood, and got sight of a block-house.
" Qni va Ia ?" asked a deep voice.
U Un ami I" was the answer.
There were two men near the house, one
with gray hair and weather-beaten features,
the other in the prime of youth, both French
The old man looked with some astonish
ment at my panting horse covered with foam,
at his dilated nostrils and quick-beating flanks.
"Why, ut seems you are in a hurry," he
In a few words I explained the motives of
my visit, and told him my adventures at San
ta Madre ; not forgetting to report the advice
of the German waiter at the coffee-house, that
I should trust in him for help.
He listened eagerly to my narrative, and
when I gave him a description of the colonel
and the major, his attention grew to be intense.
"Again those two scoundrels I" he said.
" Well, man, step into the house. Never
mind the horse, the lad will rub him dry. We
have a few hours before us yet. They know
by this time where you are, and will consider
twice before they call here ; though we are
quite sure to hear of themi at nightfall."
I upressed regret for the trouble I was
bringing on im i but ho only laughed and
replhed, "Never mind- we-are their match."
'aBtit we are only three, and after all we
don't know how ~many ruffians that tall fellow
may bring with him.'
" Let him bring a score, we are their match
I tell yuI Do you account the Princ-ess Royal
" Te what I"
"The Princess Royal; la Princesse Roy
ale I" he laughed again. " Don't stare at me,
you'll see her by-and-by."
The block-house had a very durable appear
ance ; it was two stories high, and the up r
room was neatly furnished. On the wall I
observed a portrait of General Moreau. My
host was no friend of the first Emperor of the
French ; the present Emperor he mentioned
only once during our conversation, and I had
better not say what he said.
He lighted a candle and blocked up the,
windows, whilst I was eating and drinking
what be had placed on the table. The ladl
*had made all safe on the ground floor, and
secure.d the door.
. " Now we are all right I" said the old man,
taking his seat at the table, and mixing rumh
and water ini a large bowl.
" Au triomphe de la bonne cause I" he said,
touching glasses with me..
." But I don't see any arms," I suggested.
" Arms ? I have plenty of that stuff. How
do you think a man could get on in these
woods without arms ? But we shan't want
them to-night." And again he laughed. " We
have the Princess Royal."
He removed the candle with the other
things from the table, and went out of the
The door was opened again about five min
utes afterwards. I heard the crack of whip.
1 saw a rapid flash before my eyes ; and, with
a mighty bound, that made my blood run
cold, a large jaguar Ieaped,in alighting, with
a eaypnneenpon the table. -
- L rincesse Royale I" announced my
I. do not know exactly what figure I may
have presented at that moment; but I should
not wonder if anybody were to tell me that I
looked like a craven.
" Don't be afraid of her," said the laughing
Frenchman, when he saw me still as a mouse,
scarcely venturing to turn my looks to her
bright cruel eyes. " She is as decent as a cat
when I am by. Caress her; she likes to be
fondled ; its the weak side of the sex, you
I touched her delicate fur but slightly with
my hand, stroking it softly down her strong
and bea-itiful back, the right way of the far,
you may be sure.
She bent her powerful and elastic limbs un
der my frail hand, and, fanning the air with
her curved tail, seemed to encourage me to
bestow more caresses.
"Well, how do you like the Princess ?"
asked .my host.
" Why, she is indeed handsome, and I have
seen none in the old world more majestic."
" Take her down stairs, George," he said to
the lad, handing the whip over to him, " and
keep a look-out yourself; but mind you don't
give her any supper. 8 shall help herself
He placed the candle and our glasses again
upon the table, and began to sip his grog
"Heavens, man," I said, afen a pause, "it
cannot be your real purpose to set the tiger
on those people?"
" Eh, parblen I" replied he, "and why not?
What else do they deserve ? Are they not
also tigers? You don't know them as I do I
The tall rascal is a convicted felon, and onht
to have been hanged two years ago at ban
Francisf. He contrivtd an escape and fled
to Kansas. - As to the other rogue, there is
hardly a crime he has not stained his hands
with. Make your mind easy about that." .
A sudden thought came into my hind, and
I asked him whether he knew anything about
the murder of my friend ten years ago in the
ravine near Jose Maria?
No, he knew nothing about that. It was be
fore his time; only he should not wonder if
the major had had a hand in it; it looked
very like him.
We were interrupted by a loud knocking at
the door., The lad came in soon afterwards,
telling us that he could descry five of them,
all on horseback.
The old man rose, and, moving one of the
mattresses a little aside, he looked cautiously
through the window. It was aboot nine
o'clock, and the darkness began to set in with
the rapidity peculiar to southern climates.
The knocks were repeated more vehement
ly, accompanied now with a loud summons to
open the door.
, Here they'are, sure enough I" said the old
man. " I wonder why this major doesn't go
to Kansas: he is the very man for Kansas
" If you don't open now, on French dog,"
said a coarse voice, "we'll break the door l"
The eyes of the old man flashed fire, but he
spoke neveja wdrd.
" You know me, Delamotte," said another
voice, which I had heard before. "You
know Colonel Brown. But though we 'ave to
settle an old account, I 'ave no business with
you this time.; its the stranger I.want, he has
stolen a.'orse; give him up to us, and we'll be
off in a minute.'
"No use talking to that old miser," said the
former voice, with an oath. " Come on, boys,
break that door in, and end it I"
He seemed to suit the action to the word,
for a tremendous crash came.
" En avanti" said the old man to the lad,
and they both went down stairs.
I rose and paced up and down the room
with rapid steps. Something terrible, awful,.
was going on.
The whole.block-touse shook and trembled
,with the violent kicks and blows which were
dealt at the door, but nevertheless I could
hear distinctly when the iron bar was removed
from it, and then-I felt as if all my blood
were rushing suddenly to my heart, leaving
not a single drop in any limb of my whole
A roar-not at all like those you may hear
in the Zoological Gardens, Regent's Park, at
feeding time-but a hundred times wilder.
sharper, more piercing, more furious-then
human cries of horror and despair-the tramp.
ling of flying horses--the quick report of fire
arms-then again the roar, but this time much
louder, more savage, more horrible-then a
heavy fall and a confused noise of grinding of
teeth-then nothing more, because I stopped
my ears with both my hands.
When I turned round, my host sat at the
table again, sipping his grog as if no'thing had
" I am afraid," he said, after a while, "the
Princess has been wounded. I have never
heard her roaring in that way. Well, we must
see after this to-morrow. It would be a dan
gerous job for any man to go near her
Next morning, I stood by his side when he
opened the door. My first glance fell upon
the tiger cowering in a thick brown-red pool.
She was licking at a red spot upon her left
flank, which seemed to have ble profusely,
but with both her powerful fore-paws she
clung to a deformed and shapeless mass which
bore no likeness to anything I had ever seen.
The corpse of a horse, frgtfully mutilated,
lay close by, and the whole ground was strewn
wijth fragments of a horrid appearance. My
host having examined them alwith intense
'uriosity, cracked his whip, and moved straight
towards the tiger.
A hollow menacing roar warn~ed him of;
the savage creature showed its formidable
range of long and powerful teeth, and lost all
signs of her old tameness.
"She Is thirsty for more blood, the Princess
Royal is," said the Frenchman. " That is na
ture, you know. She can't help it, Isuppose ;
and, as I should be grieved to kill her, we
must wait till she comes round again."
We had to wait long. After three days the
old man himself, beginning to doubt-whether
she ever would come round again, was forced
to kill her, after all.
When we were thus enabled to examine at
leisure that horrible battlefield, he drew my
attention tin some remnants of a coat in which
the gray color was still to be distinguished.
"kHe has had his reward I" said the old man,
" though it cost me dear. Better than all
those majors was my poorold Princess Royal."
THE TEST OF A GooD HUsBAN.-Look at
the key hole of the latch-key on the street door.
If the paint is not rubbed off' two or three
inches around it, if the edges are as shar
and clean as whmen the door was first painte,
you may be sure that it is a truthful indication
of a good husband, who is most regular, and
so early as scarcely ever to have occasion to
use his latch-key ; or supposing he does, is so
accurate in his aim as to be able to hit the
key-hole the vcry first time of aiming at it.
How many husbands, who go home late,
would be able to do the same.
THE TsTr OF A GOOD YoUNG MAN.-This
test takes pretty nearly the same circle as the
above. However, instead of the street door,
look at his watch. If the key hole where it
is wound up is bright, and without the small
est marginal note-if there be no scratches,
running in a giddy maze around it, such as
betray decided marks of fumbling, you may
look upon it as a shining mirror of a good
young man whose hand, when he goes to bed
as as steady as his conduct has been through
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dher atdais shist
From the Cleveland rteview.
Incident in the Life of an Engineer.
In returning from Philadelphia about the
middle of August, 1858, the cars were very
crowded and my companion in the same seat
with me I found out to be a locomotive engi
neer, and in the course of our conversation,
he made the remark,. he hoped he had run
his last trip upon a locomotive.
Upon making bold to ask him his reasons,
he gave me the following story, which since
then I have found out to be strictly true.
Five years since I was running upon the
New York Central railroad. My run was
from B--to R-. Ii was the lightning
express. train, and eit was what its name
denotes, for it was faat-a very fast run, and
if I do say it, the old Tornado could go. I
have seen her throw her six foot drivers so as
to be'almost invisible to the eye. And let me
here remark it is supposed by many that
railroad engneers are a hard-hearted set of
men. Their lives are hard, 'tis true, but I do
claim to have as fine a feeling, and a heart
that can sympathise with the unfortunate, as
any part that breathes. But to my story.
About half a mile from the village of.B--,
there is a nice little cottage, but a few feet
from the track. At that time a young mar.
vied couple lived there. They had one child,
a liftle boy about four years old, .a bright,
black-eyed, carly-headed little chap as you
ever saw. I had taken a great deal oftinterest
in the little fellow, and had thrown candy and
oranges to him from the train, and I was sure
to see him peeping through the fence when
my train passed.
One fine sunny afternoon we were behind
time and running fast, nor did we stop at
B-, and I was to make up one hour before
reaching R- . We came up at a tremen
dous speed, and when sweeping around the
curve, my e)e following the track, not over
two hundred feet ahead - sat the little, fellow
playing with a kitten which he held in his lap.
At the sound of our approach he looked up
and laughed, clappin his little hands in high
glee at the aifrighted kitten as it rn from
the track. Quicker than the lightning that
blasts the tall pine upon the mountain top, I
whistled "down brakes," and reversed my
engine, but knew it was impossible to stop.
Nobly did that old engine try to save him.
The awful straining and writhing of its iron
drivers told but too plainly of the terrific
velocity we had attained. I was out of the
cab wiadaw, and down on the cow-catcher in
afash. The little fellow stood still; I mo
tioned him off and- shouted; his litile blue
eyes opened wide with astonishment, and a
merry laugh was upon his lips. I held my
breath as we rushed upon him, made a des
perate attempt to catch him, but, missed and
as his little body passed, I heard the feeble
cry of "mother I and the forward trucks
crushed his body to atoms.
o God I that moment I I may live, sir, to
be an old man, but the agony of that mo
ment can never be erased from my memo.
ry. The cars stopped some rods from the
spot, and I ran back as soon as possible. "
mother saw the train stop, and a fearful f.
boding flashed upon her at once. . She ca
rushing frantically to the spot where we sto
Never shall I forget the look she gave me
she beheld her. fist. born .jhaplesUma
I would have given my whole existence
have avoided that moment! I have se
death in all its forms on railroads; and ki:l.
-1 have seen all this, but that little innoce
boy! as he looked up in, my face, and wt
killed almost in my arms-it unnerved m,
and from that day I made a solemn vow neve
to run a locomotive more.
That, young mother is unw in the Utica
Lunatic Asylum. From the hour her boy
was killed reason had left her throne.
He stopped, and wiped the tears from his
eyes, and said, " You may think it weak in
me to shed tears, but I cannot held it." " No,"
I replied, "but think it noble; and, sir, would
to God every man had a heart as large as
I have often thought since ho.w few those
who give one passing thought of tbe man of
strong nerve and stout arm, who guides them
through darkness and storms, with the speed
of the wind, safely to their journey's end.
They do not for a moment turn their attention
to the iron monster that is dragging them for
ward with fearful velocity to meet friends or
relations, or home and all its loved -ones.
They do not realise that the man who guide's
the fiery moister, holds all their pileeious
lives at his command, and that the least neg
ligence upon his part conld cause sorrow and
mourning in a thpusand homes that are now
waiting the return'of absent loved ones.
B. B. H.
"Some more of them fer Ben.
The Tankee Blade -is responsible for the
following "good 'un :" A legislative assem
bly,gathered as it is from all quarters and
from every profession must necessarily include
all varieties of character, some of a most
amusing kind. Several years since, the town
of - saw fit to elect a 8turdy farmer, whom
the love of adventure never led out of the pre
iniets of his native country, to the onerous
post of " Member of the General .Court."
Arrived in Boston, our friend, being somewhat
hungry, and desirous of taking something sub
stantial "*for the stomach's sake," found his
way into one of our principal hotels just at the
dinner hour. He sat down to dinner, and
being requested by the waiter to select from
the bill oT fare what dish he chose, expressed
a desire for some baked beans, This was
brought him, and, from the gusto with which
it was eaten, evidently suited our Representa
tive. The plate was 'cleared in an incr-edibly
short space of time, and the attentiye waiter
was at his side. "WVill you have your p late
changed ?" " Yes," " What will you hiave
next ?" The bill of'fare was consulted and
the guest announced his decisions~" I reckon
I'll have a fewo more qf them here bean:s!"
The waiter turned away to conceal a smi'e,
but did us he was ordered. - e kept an eye
on the new fledged Representative, and, by
the time his third plate was dispatched, was
by his aide with the old question. "Of
course," thou ghthe, "he'll want something else
this timie." "Wat dish shall I bring you,
sir ?" The Representative took up the bill of
fare and followed its -various items, . with his
fner, till he come to -the end, a process
which occupied some ten minutes. He was
apparently puzzled, but in a moment his face
lightened up, and he said-" I don't care if I
take afewa more bean.s!" They were brought,
and, we need not say, went the way of their
predecessors. " Perhaps, sir," said the waiter,
as he took away his empty plate, "you would
like some kind of pudding ? We have all
kinds." "1 don't knpw," was the hesitating
reply. "Have you any more of the, 'ere
bean ?' " Yes, sir." " Then 1 guess you
may bring me a jew mnore to finisk up with.
I don't want-any pudding."' -For every day of
the session our country Representative pat
ronized his favorite ~dish. When, at lent
his services were dispensed with, and he re
turned to his constituents, he was asked how
he liked stopping in Boston ? " Bostonuis a
great place,' he exclaimed, writh enthusiasm:
"1Boston-is a great place for baked beans!I"
TaAxsCBENDEALis.-" You know, mad
am that you cannot make a purse out of a
" Oh, sir, please fan me. I. have intiina
tions of swooti. When you use that odious
specimen of vulgarity again, clothe it in refined.
praseologyv I You should say, " It is impos
ble to fabricate a pecuniary receptacle from
the auricular organ of the softer gex of thme
'QDr. Franklin and Thomas Paine.
en Paine was writing his infamous at
on the Christian Religion, he submitted
rt of his manuscript to Dr. Franklin for
inspection and opinion. The following is
nswer of that great philosopher and
SmR-I have read your manuscript
h some attention. By the argument it
ins against a particular Providence,
Ugh you allow a general Providence, you
. at the foundation of all religion. For
uedt the belief of a Providence that takes
nizance of, guards, and guides, and favors
cular persons, there is no motive to wor
a Deity, to fear its displeasure, or to
for its protectioi. I will 'not enter into
discussiou of jbur principles, though you
8q= to desire it. At 'present I shall only
you my opinion, that, though your re
s=ngs are subtle, and may prevail with some
. ers, you will not succeed so as to change
&W.general sentiments of mankind on that
ject, and the consequence of printing this
piece will be, a great deal of odium drawn
ipn yourself, mischief to you, and no benefit
te-thers. He that spits against the.wind
*to in his own face. But were you to sue
eeed, do ou imagine any good will be done
bit? You yourself may find it easy to live
a tuous life without the assistance afforded
b religion; you have a clear perception of the
!autages of virtue, and the disadvantages of
and possess a strength of resolution sulli
cent to enable you to resist common tempta
6is. But think how greata portion of mankind
sist of weak and ignorant men and women,
a of inexperienced and inconsiderate youth,
1 oth sexes, who have need of the motives
oDligion to restrain them from vice, to sup.
their virtue, and retain them in the prae
of it till it becomes habitual, which is the
t point for its security. And, perhaps,
are.indebted to her orighially, that is to
religious education, for the habits.of vir
-pon which you now justly value yourself.
5 might easily display your excellent talents
oDeasoning upon a less hazardous subject,
s~thereby obtain a rank with our most dis
ti ished atthors. For among us it is not
= , as among the Hottentots, that a
pouth, to be raised into the company of men,
31old prove his manhood by beating his
" pter. I would advise you, therefore, not
ttempt unchaining the tiger, but to burn
piece before it is seen by any other person,
ereby you will save yourself a gie a . eal of
iortification from the enemies it may raise
ainst you, and, perhaps, a good deal of
-it and repentence. If men are so wicked
l:religion, what would they be if withot ii I
['intend this letter- itself as a proof of my
fieadthip, and, therefore, add no profesion to
if- but simply subsc ibe, yours,
Fun for those who like it.
j PATRICK AND Tur PRIEMT.-" Patrick,
le Widow Molony tells me that you have
iles one of her finest pigs. Is that so?"
~LUJUA) LA%4 .. r a
Diip"Now, George, you must divide the
ake honorably with your brother Charles."
1What is honorably, mother?" "It means
that You must give him' the.largest piece."
I5 Then, mother, 'd rather Charles should
Sift A person following close behind a
ouple returning from a juvenile party one
evening, happened to overhear the young
gentleman thus address his comnpuhion in a
voice of the tenderest solicitude : " Charlotte
Angelina, you must not set your you'thful
affections on me, for I1 am doomed toan early
grave--mothersaysl'm troubled with 'worms!'
An involuntary coulph fi om the listener inter
rupted the self devoting reply which,, of course,
was leaping to Charlotte Angelina's lips.
ZR'" A wag said of a woman who had
obtained a divorce from her husband because
bie had a bald head, which he concealed by a
wi uin h period of urging his miatrimoni
asutadteconsummation of the bargain,
that she wig-gled out of wedlock on a bald
W A cabin boy on board a ship, the cap
tain of which was a religious man, was called
up to be whipped for some misdemeanor.
Little Jack went crying and tremibling, and
said to the captain :
" Pray, sir, will you wait till I say my
-Yes," was the stern reply. upan
" Well, th~in," replied .Jack, lookinigupan
smiling triumiphantly, "[Il say them wheni I
jW ONE of our Western villages passed an
ordinance, forbidding tavern keepers to sell
liquor on Sdnday to any person except travel
er. Every man who wanted a "nip" was
sen running around, the next Sunday, with a
valisA in oae hand and a carpet-bag in the
W A parson reading the funeral service
at a grave, forgot the sex of the deeased4,
and asked one pf the nourners an Elaeralder,
"Xe this a brother or a sister?7'
. "Nather," replied Pat; "only .a~ conuin?
jg A fool in high station is like a man on
the top of a . monument-everybody appears
small to him, and he appears small to every
gil New England minister once re
marked that his Sunday afternoon sermons
were preached to about three bushels of baked
beans; but discourses now-a-days are deliver
ed to congregations composed of one part
dry goods and millinery.
* i A GaRrI CALF.-At a cattle show,
recently, a fellow who was making himselt
ridiculously conspicuous, at last broke forth:
" Call these here prize cattle ? Why, they
in't nothin' to what our folks raised. My
ather raised the biggest- calf of any man
round our parts."
" Don't douibt it," remarked a .bystander,
" and the noisest."
gr" I don't like to see small things so
trictly pointed," as the boy said when he cut
oif the end of the schoolmnat r's cowhide.
mi" TH aEE things that never agree-two
eats over one mouse ; two wives in one house ;
two lovers after one gal.
4W OUT OF THE SHEEP SeRAPE.-A neigh.
bor of mine was fairly or otherwise, accused
of stealing a sheep, and the day was set when
he was to answer the charge before a court of
justice. -But, as it happened, before the day
of rial, he sickened and died. His old moth
er was overwhelmed with grief', and sat long
by the corpse, filling the house with wailing
and lameniteons. At last a thought seemed to
strike her; brightening up, and throwing up
her hands she piteously ejaculated:
" Well, thnk G.od, he'll be out of the sheep
scrape, any how."
W WHEN Jack .Tones discovered that he
had polishedhis bedmate's boots instead of
hipwn, ke scalled it aa .aggravated instance
g a f'ae...ue~amit.."..2
0,rc- DO'T act so, Isaac, dear," said Mrs.
Partington, as Ike was raising particular "jes
sie"about the kitchen and throwing everything
into confusion in a vain attempt to find
his ball. "People by'm by will say yon
are non p-ompus mentis, as they did about
poor Mr. Smith. The doctor says you are of
the rebellious sanginuary temperature, and
Heavens knows what you would do if you
should have a tendeney to the head; perhaps
you will die of a suggestion of the brain."
89i "SAY, Pomp, you nigger, you, whar
did you get dat new at ?" "Why, atde shop,
ob course." "What is de price of such an
article as dat ?" "I don't know, nigger, de
shopkeeper wasn't thar !"
SO-" I am thy father's spirit," as the hot
tle said to the littl boy when he found it hid
den under the wood-pile.
Massa in the Cold Ground.
Round the meadow am ringing
The darkies mournful song,
While the mocking bird am singing,
Happy as the day am long;
Where the ivy am creeping
- O'er the grassy mound,
There old Massa lies sleeping,
Sleeping in the cold ground.
Cuo.-Down in the corn field,
Hear that niournful sound,
All the darkies am weeping,
Massa's in the cold, cold ground.
'When the Autumn leaves were falling,
When the days were cold,
'Twas hard to bear old Massa calling,
Kase he was so weak and cold;
But now the orange tree am blooming,
On the sandy shore;
Now the summer time am coming,
Massa never call no more.
Cuo.-Down in the corn field, &o.
Massa made the darkies love him,
Kaze he always was so kind;
But now they sadly weep above him,
Mourning for he left them behind.
I cannot work before to-morrow,
So fast the tear drops flow;
I'll try to drive away my sorrow,
Picking on the old banjo.
Cuo.-Down In the corn-field, &c.
Trom the Southern Christian Advocate.
Ma. EmDTon,-I ibould' be gratified if you
would allow me to say to my brethren of the
traveling ministry a word, which might be to
their advantage in temporals.
I had a set of buggy wheels from the shop
of Smith & Jones in Edgefield, and the patent
connection, for my buggy last year. The
hub or nave of the wheel is made of pieces of
iron screwed together on the spokes witfr
bolts.and nuts.' Sometimes the pieces coi
posing the hub are of brass. My wheels
were of the smallest pattern, made early last
from these clever men, they w,
aicccinomodate them.,nelves economically. They
can be %eut aiy where cheaply.
J. R. PICKETT.
What our Reverend friend PrCK Tr has so
kindly said of Messrs. SmH & JONns we
take pleasure in endcrsing. They not only
make a "good wheel," but every part and
particle of every buggy, carriage, wagon, &c.,
built by thbem is invariably prononeed "good"
and always gives satisfaction.-E D. A Dr.
The Use of Kind Words.
Next to affection, which ought to be sacred
to one congenial spirit, comes kindness, whnich
ought to be shown in our dealings with all.
Thre unkind word uttered more for relief than
to wound, troub~les the waters of a spirit that
was tranquil before, and clouds, darknress, andl
it may lie tempests mar the beauty of another
life. And so we chat'e, wound, mud wrong
each other nlot for design, hut simply 'beeanse
we suffe~r our hiearts to be op'pressed with
doubt, disquietude. impatient longings after
things of this world which Providence sees fit
Let us h~e wiser than this ; wiser and juster.
Let us compel ourselves to speak pleasiantly,
and so refrain from all reproduictioni of our
unhatppy conditions of mind. Thus will come
back to us good from our simp e eflfort to -re
press an evil in ourselves. 5peak kindly to
all: kindly even in repr.>bf. Words utterred
in fretfulness o*r angi-r ; rmiely do any good.
Tlhey mar thme ,slpirit, instead of giving it
strength for right actioni. A inigle pleasnit
word may fill a heart with suushinec. Why
hen not scatter pleasunrt words ? It is one of
the chespest ways of doing good. Even if
you are tooi selfish to help others with your
money. your time, or good oflics, spare them
a few'kind wordst, as you move on through
life, and it will be so much on the r'ght side
when your final ancount is made uip,
Newsj ust,-A man, sayi D~otor Frank.
ln, eats'pp a potd of sugar arid the pleasure
he has enjoye is ended, but tho, infrmaion
he gets from a newspaper is treasured
up in the mind to be used whenever occa
sioni or iinclination calls for it. A news
paper is not the wisdom of a man, or two ; it
is the wisdom of the age, of past ages, too.
A famnily withmout a newspaper is always half an
age behind the times in general informiation;
besides, they never think much, nor find much
to think about. And there are the little ones
growinag u p in ignorance without a taste for
reading. Besides all these evils, there's the
wife who, when her work is done, has to sit
down with her hands in her lap, and nothing
to amuse her mind from the toils and cares
of the domestic eircle. Who would be with
out a newspaper ?
" Go AHAED."-In a recent lecture of Gen
eral Shields, on Mexico, delive:ed before the
Roman Catholic Institute of Baltimore, the
speaker paid a just tribute to the "go-aheadi-'
tiveness" of the American soldiers. "From
Palo Alto," said he, " which wats the first bat
te, to the city of Mexico, we were victorious;
no matter under what circumstances, the
Americans were always victorious. I can't,
acount for it. The enemy were not cowards,
for we used to say " that they stood killing
better than any people we ever saw." I can
not account for it, unless it was that the
Americans never counted the odds, but went
at it and took it for granted that they would
be victorious any how. The Romans have
said, and they were great iighterd, that men
who think they can do a thing genera'ly do it.
Audacity does wonders .and French audacity
fought all Europe and came near conquering
it too, but the audacity of the American beats
them all-his motto under all circumstances
is " Go-ahead." It is fully as effective as both
the Roman and the French audacity, and is
short and sweet."
BE AN irritable man lies like a hedge
hog rolled up the wr rs wy, tormenting
himedifwih hso amn *
C. A. L. Lamar, Esq,, of Savannah.
This gentleman is often referred to by the
press of this State, as well as elsewhere, South
and North, in connection with the revival of
the African Slave trade. Thus far, we have
said but little on the subject, and only refer to
it now, because the U. S. Courts at Charleston
and Savannah are, or will be engaged in the
trial of parties charged with this " crime."
Crime, indeed! If to rescue the African
negro from the most degraded condition the
imagination can picture; from servitude the
most oppressive and cruel; from want and
from famine; from heathenism and degrading
idolatry; to civilize, christianize. and provide
hint with food, be a crime, then we know not
what humanity is, and we must study some
new code of morals, for we have been taught,
thus far in our lives, in a wrong school. Mr.
Lamar, in our judgm ent, has done raore for
the African, if to the South is iudebted
for the importations, than all the missionaries .
that have been in that unhappy land, for
years. He has shown how easily it is to civi
lize them ; and how from the most degraded,
they can easily be elevated to a christian cou
dition. We confess that we admire his enter
prise and spirit, and this day believe that he
is the pioneer to a more healthy public opinion
which is to prevail all over the South at no
distant day. That he is a trite Suthern nW,,
we know, and, if "Joe Browi" were out of n
theway, and the question of importing Africans e
were submitted to our people, we would not r
hesitate a moment in voting for him to be u
Governor of Georgia. We want, in the South, a
teachers of the Lamar stamp. We are tired q
of having the morality of slavery and the slave 0
trade discussed. It nauseates us when we e
here Southern men declaim npon the former,
and deny the right which we have to engage t
in the latter. Mr. Lamar has initiated what n
the South wants and what she will have. All a
honor to him for it, let thefurcee about to be a
played in the U. States terminate as they may !
Since writing the above, we notice that h
several bills of indictment haie been found in M
the U. S. Court, at Savannah, against Mr. '
Lamar and others, for "holding African ne- P
groes." Ridiculous I We wish we had a ti
dozen, and, if we had before any sensible, 11
bonestjury, that could be picked up in Geor. sf
gia, we would bid defiance to a thousand in- e
dictments.-Grifiin Empire State. -
The Men of the Time.
We condense the following sketches of some e
of the leading men in the impending struggle, f
from various sources : . -t
Victor Emanual 1I., King of Sardinia,
which country bears almost the same relation d
to the pending European war that Turkey did N
to the Crimean, is one of the prominent actors J1
in the great drama now being enacted on the
Eastern hemisphere. The House of Savoy, ofb
which he is the head, de4cends from the old
Counts of Sardinia.
The latest news places General Mamora in P
command of the Sardinian army, ready to ti
co-operate with Louis Napoleon -~
tria at a win.
Sardiiin Prime Minister, to compel the ad
mission or the Sardi ian Government to a re
presentation itt the proposed European Peace a
Congn-ss. and to cuforce a recognition of t:.e
importance of that Power among the greut
nations of Europe,has marked him us a prom.
inent inan i view of the itmpending war, and
of the part in iL which is necessarily assigIel. a
him,. IIe was brn it Turin, August10,1810,
atnd belhmgs to an ancient and wealthy fimily a
The nnie of Joseph Mary Garibald-he P
who nowy commatnds the ten thousand Italiani h
vahunteers in defence of Sa dinia against Aus
tria--is suggestive ot'lib~ertv, and by many of ~
his countrymen he is revered almost as a
On Louis Napoleon-alternately the Prince, C
the outcast, the fugitive, the prisoner, thepam. ~
phleteer andh the Emperor-the eves of the
woml I are now fixed, as upon the arbiter uf the
destinies of Ei:rope.
Fr'ancois Certain Canrobert, Mirshal of 1
France, Senator, was born in the year 1809,
and belongs to an honorable family of Bre
Baraguay D. Hilliers,it is announcedl by the
Niacv'tra, will commnand one of the divisions of 1
the 'irench army~ to co-operate with Sardinia, 1
and is, therefore, of itote in the present crisis.
He was in 1849 Military Governor of Rome 1
and Coummanderin-Chief of the French army I
in Italy, though formnerhyhe had been a French
prisoner of war in Purchester castle, and a
time when no parole was granted to any pri
sonter, whatever imightt he htis rank.
Cout JIacques Louis Cesar.Alexandre Ran
don, Marshal ol France, formerly Ministerand
Senatur-now named as the Major-General on
the Piedmontese frontier-was borni at Greno- t
ble, on the 25th of March, 1795.
Francis Joseph, Empeor of Austria, who
has been so energetical preparing for war, a
in spite of his youth and inexperience and of 1
the Napoleon with whom hie fias had to deals
in connection with the inftmriited L1berals of
Jtaly, has undubtedly bitm t~actutd by a de
termtind amnbition, He was lborn in Auguit,
1830, anid is consequently but nearly twenty
nine years of age. Ho is a son of the Arch-t
duke Firancis Joseph. His titles, besides that<
of Emperor of Austria, are King of Hungary
and Bohemia, King of Lombardy and Venice,<
Archduke of Austria, and other minor titles.
The Times Balancing the Question.
It would be fanatical to suggest that Sar
dinia can hold her own for a week against the
hosts about to be let loose upon her. The
flood of spoilers will sweep over the land.
Turin must be occupied, although probably
not held. The power of the Piedmontese will
be shut up in the few fastnesses which Sar
dinla contains, and the real struggle will not I
begin until Austria has struck a blow which
will be heard throughout Italy. As a bellig
erent power, she is wise in her generation,
but she is not wipse in her generation il she is
seeking unnecesssr:ly to become a belligerent
power. If she believed that there wasw no
hiope of permatnent pece tha~t the French
Emperor was resolved upon war, and that
she was only kept fainting under the weight,
of her arms, waiting till it should suit the
convenience of the Emperor to overwhelm
heir; if she, moreover, is willing at this mo
nment,. when her promptitude has given her
choice of an offensive policy, to make those
reasonable retractions which the interests of,
humanity and the public opinion of Europe
require of her, then it will be dificult to say
that she is entirely wrong in having soughta
to precipitate a crisis in which she was bleed- i
ing to death. But if this is a first -forward
step in an aggressive and defiant policy-ift
Austria seeks to enter Sardinia as the armed I
apostle of absolutism and, of ultramontane I
priestraft-if she has taken up her old world t1
mission of binding the bodies and coercinga
the minds and consciences of all human born i
in Italy, then the fact of her having been thed
first to commence -this war will h% no uinim- I
portsat item in the groat indictment wh-~d I
will hoe rmed seiust her. Bua whutemar 1
nay be Ler ultimate intentions, she has by
ier precipitancy Oione the Emperor of the
'rench this great good: Whereas three days.
go, all Europo looked upon him as an imper
LI robber, seeking an occasion to let loose his.
repared armies upon a peace-loving neighbor
he world will'see in this sudden start and
he hasty and unready preparation of Napoleon
11 some evidence that after all his menaces
ie had not intended to provoke the combat
rhich Austria has now commenced.
The great question for us to consider, hoi
ver, is not how Austria stands, or what peace
rance hastens, or even how Sardinia can be
ver-run, but what is the position and policy
if England. Lord Derby has said that " If
rar breaks out, whatevc r be the consequence,
ur neutralityj as-long :* it may last, nustto
certain.extent be an armed neutrality, en
ling us to take our part on that side, what
ver it may be, which the honor, the interests
ad the dignity of the country may indicate
s best deserving of our support." These
rords, coul I d with oti e s Leaving upon the
ccapation of the shores of the Atlantic, ten
ed to a scarcely atbiguous intimation that
rtie events of the impendirg war should
ad the French troops into the Lombardo
renetian kngdom, England would appear as
:combatant in ti~o mele. We ventured to
nmment upon those words iu- a tone of re
lonstri nce. Now that the event. appears
wre probable, and its preceding circunmstan
us almost certain, we thi:k it right to reite
ate our prote.t against engaging Englind
ither by alliance, or menace, or guaranty, so
s to dtaw her into this purely Cout:nental
uarrel. Surely we are iiot going to.coinmit
vter again the faults committed by our fath
-', and to burden o:-selves with debts arid
bligations too great for ourselve-s or our sons
. bear, in the pursuit of some chimerical
otions. as to what we should like to see occur
wong our neighbors. We say, at all risks
nd at all events, keep England out of this
L-uggle between two dynastic powers. What
ave we, a free constitutional people, to.do
ith the struggle between two despots, one
[whom represents the principles of absolute
,wer and prie-tly duminior, and the other
ie despotism delegated by ure Demo I
it must be so, let them fiht ; no Englih
tesman can suppose tiat by weakemln$
ch other they can become dangerous to us.
-London Times, April 23.
rHE WAR IN EaoFE.-The news eby l'
raph in tc-day'a paper i such as we have
ir some time confi lently expected and here.
iore predictee, from tie To dtions'occupied
the different otates of Europe. Hostilites
ve commenced betwee.a Aus ra and SanV
nin, ar.d Napoleon is hurrying on his armies
s upporL Victur Emanuel agaiust Francis
.sepu. Sardinia tights for the independence
i ly against a foreign tyranny. Wi.atever
Napoleon's ulterior object, he certainly
eupies high ground before the world. -The
oI I: of England will not, we think, permit
eir govaerinent to take a hand in Wle war
- h .ur ar n nf A u
t.e t.wr t ra Mr. Boyce.
SARINE FARM, May 11, 1859.
An intelligent correspondent, " Harper," in
recent number of your paper, seems anxious
know ty opinion on certain points that he
I utterly repudiate Judge Douglas' idea
at a Territorial Lsgislature may discrimi
to against slavery, and nothing could induce
e to support fir the Presidency any one
nding on this platform.
I consider it as clear as a mathematical
oblem, that the South have a right to be
oteced with their slave property in the
'ritories, and that Congre.s, or theirinstru
ents, the Territorial Legislatures, should
ford this protection. As a question of
ratical action, I would not at this time have
iginated this issue, but having been raised
a Southern Representative, I shall demand
e fullest mneasure of oar rights.
In reference'to the African slave trade I
,rdially agree with " I~arper," that while the
nioni lasts " it will prove a firebrand to dis
act and divide our people, and divert us
om the greater and more important issue" of
fety and independence.
WVhen I have gathered my fo.lder i design
visit my constituents in their several Dis
ets, and hope then to be able to give them
length my views upon the politica.l comn
exioni of. the'times. I may be permitted,
Lwever, to say now, that never has the future
oked mnore gloomy to me. We are threa
mede with the greatest possblJe csalamity-.the
omintioni of an imperious North, and the
aralysis of a disunited South.. We shall
ced all wisdom, and moderation to avert the
isasters that threaten n<~, and yet howinark
is the absence of the- e great qualities on
e part of many..wtau agireu~ to direct public
inion at the South.
It is but too probable tim: hostile section-.
I pryNorth will soon acquire paeslon of
he Gvernment. .. In that event the South
ould not remain a moment longer la the
rionoi. Yet who dojes not feel that the suc.
ens of tliat tuovamelnt fur lndependence de
lends upon the oplnlott of the people of the
~outh as to how tar, the sticcess of the. s0C
onalized North was owing to ths.Impollof
f the South. But how little deference da
any of the best frien ts of Southern in.
ependence pay to this truth I
In conclusion-I fear the North sectionala
ed will soon take possession oiho Govern
ent. Then I go for Southern independence
t all hazards. by a single State lhuding off ii'
ecessary. To make this utovement'success
1 the South should he made as much as
jossible one in sentiment, the North should
e divided as much as possible; to accomplish
is, in my opinion, the three great requisite
f Southern statesmanship are-moderation,
oderaton, moderation.. Very .respectfially,
WILLIAM W. .BOYQE
Ma. C. P. PE.LUaM.
A MoDEaN ARK.-AnI emigrant passed
rough this city this afternoon, whose " fix
ur"' for travelling were of the most comfor
Gle kind. Draiws by, four horses, was a
Wyai~, large enough to , contain a familyof
iy reasonable nutaber, with two winilow's of.
x lights each, and stove pipe projecting
o the top. 1't looked neat and homelike.
e saw madame looking out of the window,
r head dressed in a nice white cap ae ian
ae. We would vouch Alot the success of this
igrant in his new home, if he i blesse4
rith health.--Clev. Her.
CaMESs FoR Ansa!xa.--Among-the "pas
agers" from Texas, by the steam ship Fash
n, at Mobile, Wednesday mornim were
ven ohe camels, eight 'of them a~Inginag
. B.jLWoolsey, Esq.,. of Dallas country ;
e other thirteen are olfered for sale in Mo
le. 'They are ill gentle asa pot, dog, says
e Tribune, cost very little in their keepipg,
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