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How sweet is rest !
The way-worn traveller, as he draws near home,
Forgets his trouble, his fatigue and pain,
And thinks of the loving smile, and gentle tone,
That will softly welcome the wanderer again; I
And he is blest.
How sweet is rest I
Those who have passed along the vale of life, C
Have borne the heat and b,:den of the day,
Have bent beneath its heavy care and strife
Welcome the voice of Death, when he bids them a
come away- r
They know 'tis best.
How sweet is rest!
The dreamless rest that's found within the tomb; I
Rest for the weary heart and busy brain. k
For these the grave is not encased in gloom
There, grief's touch they cannot feel again
For they are blest !
Take life as it is-'tis a folly to sigh; C
Or to seek for a treasure, when seeking is
If friendship's a light that goes speedily by,
Regretting its loss is but adding to pain
Perfection's a thing rarely found upon earth L
We may cherish the hopo and our fancy exalt;
lut though we meet many of honor and worth.
We find, before loug, every man hath his fault. tI
If a word we require that will always be true,
We must learn where it is from the fairies or
The errors of friendship are easy to view, e
Not s easy the errors that lie in ourselves ; ei
No: Perfection's it thing rarely found upon earth, sl
We may cherish the hope and our fancy exalt; g
But though we niect many of honor and worth,
We find, before long, every man has his fault.
A Gem. v
Day by day old sorrows leave us, fC
Leave us while new sorrows come:
Come like evening's sharlows lengthening
Lengthening round the spirit's home;
Day by day fade Friendship's flowers
Flowers that iouri:hed in the past- v
Past. oh past !-once bright and glowing ; I
Glowing once, but diumed at last!
Last to fale of all is Fancy
Faney, ever young and gay; .i
Gay as when young Love wa4 dreaming,
Dreaming day by diy.
A Lovely Oath. C1
"Do you," said June, the other dayv, ne
"Love me in earnest, as you saT? h
Or are these tender words applied w
Alike to fifty girls besi-le ?'
" Dear cruel girl," cried I, " Forbenr: a
For by those eyes, those lips, I swear-"
She stopped me as the oath I took,
And cried, "You've s%-rn : imer .;#x the book." C
THE IRON VAULT.
I at a locksmith by trade. My callng is SL
a strange one, and possesses a certain sort of
fascination, rendering it one of the most agree- ji
able of pursuits. Many who follow it see d
nothing in it but labor ; think of nothing but
its returns in gold and silver. To mne it has i
other charms than the money it produces. I
am called upon, almost daily, to open doors
and peer into long neglected apartmnents; to
spring the stubborn locks of safeis, aLnd gloat ~
upon the trcasure piled within ; to quietly en-m
ter the apartmuents of ladies with miore beauty
than discretion, and pick the locks of dhrawers
containing p.eace-destroyintg tmissives, that the f
dangerouS evidences of wandering affection
may not reach the eye of a husband, or father,
in possession of the missing key ;to force ther
fastenings of cash-boxes and depositorics of t
records, telling of men made suddenly rich, of~
corporations plauderetd, of orphans robbed, of
hopes crushedl, of families rttinedl. Is there no c
charm in all this ? no food for spjeculatiotn ?
no scope for the range of pilasatnt fancy ?
Then who would not be a locksmith, thottgh
his face is begrimmned with the suot of the
forge, and his hands are stined with rust ?
lBut I have a story to tell-nut exactly a
story. either-for a story implies the comnple
tion as w~ell as the beginanin;~ of a nar
rative-and' tmitne is searcely more thn
the introductiut to one. Let him who deals
in thing~s ot fancy, write the rest. In the sjpt ing
of Is5s;.-I think it was in April-I opened a
little shop Ott Kearney-street, and soon worked
myself into :' tftir b'asinen5. Lat~e one even
ina lady, closely vailh-l, enitered my sihop,
and pulling fro-u bcneath a cloak a sm dl
japatnned box, rcequested mue to open it. The
lock was curiously cons.true:ed, and I was all
of an htour in iittinig it with a key. The lady
seemed nervous att the delay. ai :t lecgtht re
quested tne to close the door. I was as little
surprised at the sugeestion, buit of course
cmplied. Shutting the door atnd .returning
to my work, th~e lady withdrew hter vail dis
clodima as swcet a face as can -well be itmag
ied. There wvas a restlessnues in :w c'e atnd
a pallo:- in thle cheek, however, which plainily
told of a heart ill at eatse, and in a moment
every ems ti''t for her had given place to th~at
" Perhaps you are not well, madam, and
tht night air is too chilly ?" sai I I, rathlter im
.1 felt a relbuke ins he*r rel ly: " In requesttng
you t'o close the' di or, I hadi tno wnher object
than to escape the atitention of passers.
I dil not reply, but thtoughttfully con'tinuted
mae work. She resumts: -- TIa:.* ii. boxc
e ntinst valuatble papers-private papers
and I htave lost the key, or it has b een stolen.
I should not wish to have you remembeir thast
I ever camne here Ott sutcht an erratnd, she con
ti:,ed, wi: h sotme hesitation, and~ gtving me
a look which it was no diiiicult matter to un
" Certainly, mta~dam, if yott desire it. If I
can not forge:t your face, I will at. least at
tetpt to lose the rec..llection of ever seeing
The lady bowed rathter colly at whatl cont
sidrdl a tine comnplinmnt, anid I preeeceded
with miy wo:ck. -tiisltl that a1 in~an discov
crd partiality for. me htal ntoihig to d*o ne~h
the~ visit. Iilavintg succeeded, after much fil
ng and 6itting, in turning the lock, Iwas seis
4 -:tha cnrinsity to get a glimpse at the
precious contents of the box, and suddenly
raising the lid, discovered a bundle of letters
md a Daguerreotype as I slowly passed the
jox to its owner. She se'zed it hurriedly, and
lucing the letters and picture in her pocket,
ocked the box, and drawing the vail over her
'ace, pointed to the door. I opened it, and
Ls she passed into the street she merely whis
>ered "Remember!" -We met again, and I
ave bevn thus particular in describing her
isit to the shop to render probable a subse
About two O'clock in the morning, in the
Atter part of May following, I was awoke by
gentle tap upon the window of the little
oon back of the shop, in which I lodged.
hinking of burglars, I sprang out of bed,
nd in a moment was at the window, with a
eary hammer in my hand, which I usually
ept at that time within convenient reach of
" Who's there?" I inquired, raising the
ammer, and peering out into the darkness
)r it was as dark as Egypt when under the
urse of Israel's God.
"Hist!" exclaimed a figure, stepping in
ont of the window; "open the door-I have
usiness with you."
" Rather past business hours, I should say;
ut who are you?"
"No one that would harm you," returncd
ie voice, which I imagined was rather femni
ine for a burglar's.
" Nor no one that can !" I replied, rather
inphatically, by way of a warning, as I tight
ed my grip upon the hammer, and proceed
I to the door. I pushed back the bolt, and
owly opening the door, discovered the strati
er already upon the steps.
" What do you want ?" I abruptly inquired.
"I will tell you," answered the samec soft
>ice, " if you dare open the door wide enough
r me to enter."
" Come in," said I, resolutely, throwing the
>or ajar, and proceeding to light a candle.
aving succeeded, I turned to examine the
sitor. He was a small and neatly-dressed
mtleman, with a heavy Itaglan around his
oulders, and a blue navy cap drawn suspi
ously over this eve3. As I advanced toward
im lie seemed to hesitate a moment, then
ised the cap from his forebead, and looked
e curiously in the face. I did not drop the
udle, but I acknowledge to a little nervous
ss as I huriedly placed the light upon a ta
e, and silently proceeded to invest myself
th two or three very necessary articles of
tlaing. As the Lord liveth, my visitor was
lady, and the same for whom I had opened
e little box about a month befure ! Having.
midelted my hasty tWihutte, I attempted to
"ot r.an an:ayz for m..rudeness. but'ut
Smiling at my.Aiscomfiture. she said
A)isguise is use'ss ; I presune you re
O1niz. me ?"
"I b.dieve I tU1l you, nadamu, I should not
1n0 f'orget your f'ace. In what way c.an I
.By doing haf' an hour's work befture day
,,it to-morrow. and rcceiving five hnudred
llars ih ir your labor," was the reply.
" It is not ordinary work," said 1, inquiring
, "that conimands so tunificent a compen
" It is a labor e.,mimon to your calling," riK
rted the lady'. " The~ price is niot so much
r the labor as the. condition under which it
ust be perfourmed.~
"And what is the condition ?"' I inquired.
"I That you i'. submait to being coniveyedl
omt and. returned to your own door bjlind
Ideas of' murdcr, burglary', andulalmo'st eve
ether crimie to villainy', hurriedly presenited
emiiselves in succession, as I politely bowed,
md said :
"I amust understanid something more of the
aracter of the emp~loymnt as well as the
aditions, to accept your off'er.'
" Will not five~ hundred dollars answer ini
e of an explanation T' she iinquired.
" No-nor five thousand."
Shec patted her foot nervously on the floor.
could see she had placed entirely too low an
stimate on my honesty, and I felt some grati
lation in being able to canviancc hetr oh' the
SWll. then, if it is ab~solte~ly necessary
)r me to explain,'' she replied, " I must tell
on that you atre required to pick the lock of'
SYou have gone quite far enough, mnadname.
v'itht the ex pianmationi," I interrupted ; "I am
ot t your service."
"As I sail,'' she contimned " you aire re
ttrdl to pick the luck of a vault and rescue
iotm heath a mtan who has been confined
here for three das.
"To whom does the viault belong ?'" 1 in
" My husband,'" was the sormewhat reluctant
-r Toen why so mucah secrce'y, or, rathier,
uow came a moan conafinied in such a I lace ?"
"1 secr'eted himt therc to escape the obker
va'ion of' tmy husband. Ie suspected as
mnh, and closed thc door upon him.' Pre
summing he had left the vault and qunitted the
ha'us' lby the back door', I did not dream until
to iyht L.e was cot; inted thaere. Certain
sutpic is acit5 of my humsbjan:d this afternool
onvyitnce mec that thle amian is there. beyond]
uman heam ing,., andl wi ll be start vU to deatd
by my ar arna husbanil umnless iammed'iately
rescued. Four thai e days hei has not left thL
huse. I " dria'"'ed" haima less than an hiout
ag', and he is niow 50 completely st mpt.-fied
that the lock may be picked without his inter
f'eree." I have searchmed his piockets, it
cana not lind the key ; henece my applicatiot
to vn. Now you know all iwill you accom
pay e ?"
"To the enid of' the world, madami, on snel
" Theta prepjmae y'our.self'; there is a cal
waiting at the door."
I was a little snurprised, fur I had not laere
te ounad ofI wh~eels. Ihastily drawinmg mnmi
oat, amid proviing amyelf wvith the requisit'
imlati , I was .'.onu at the dloor'. Therr
ure etougha, was the cab, with the driver it
his seat, ready f'or the mysterious joumney.
-ntere tho vehicle, followed by the lady. A:
soon as 1 was seated, she produced a heavy
handkerchief, which, by the faint light of an
adjacent street lamp, she carefully bound
round my eyes.' The lady seated herself be
side mee, and the cab started. In half an hour
the vehicle stopped-in what part of the city
I am entirely ignorant, as it was evidently
driven in any thing but a direct course from
the point of starting.
Examining the bandage, to see that my
vision was completely obscured, the lady
handed me the bundle of tools with which I
was provided, then taking me by the arm led
me through a gate into a house which I know
was of brick, and after taking me along a
passage-way which could not have been less
than fifty feet is length, and down a flight of
stairs into what was evidently an underground
basement, stopped beside a vault, and removed
the handkerchief from miy eyes.
"Iere is the vault-open it," said she,
springing the door of a dark lantern, and
throwing a beam of light upon the lock.
I seized a bunch of skeleton keys, and
after a few trials, which the lady seemed to
watch with the most painfd anxiety, sprang the
bolt. The door swung upon its hinges, and
my companion, telling ine not to close it, as
it was self locking, sprang into the vault. I
did not follow. I heard the murmur of low
voices within, and the next moment the lady
re-appeared, and leaning upon her arm a man,
with face so pale and haggard, that I started I
at the sight. How lie must have suffired du
ring the three long days o his confinement t
in the vault !
" Remain here she said, handing me the I
;ntern ; "I will be back in a moment."
The two slowly ascended the stairs, and I
heard them enter a room ionmediately above I
where I was standing. In less than a minute
the lady returned.
" Shall I close it, madam ?" said I, placing
y hand upon the door of the vault.
"No! no !" she exclaimed, hastily seizing i
my arim "it awaits another occupant!" t
" Madam, you crtiily do not intend to-" I
"Are you ready ?! she interru pted, im pa
'ently, holaing the handkerchief before m
eyes. The thought flashed across my mind I
that she intended to push me-into the 'vat, I
and bury me and my sacret together. She
seemed to read the su-jicion. and coiinued:
' Du not be alarmed. Yamu are not man !'' t
I could not mistake the truth or the fearful s
neaning of the remark, and I shuddered as I t
bent mly head to the handkerchief. My eyes
were as carefully bandaged as before, and I s
was led to the cab. and thence driven home C
by a more circuitous route, if possible, than v
the one by which we came. Arriving in front
f the isousc, the handkerchief was renio.-ed, i
mt ' )ImI the veicle. A 1,ye of A
five undai 'was-ptaceu m .u ,
.a momnent the I'ah and ily mysterous
occupant had turned the corner and were out
out of sight.
I entered the shoip, and the purse of ad
was the only c idence I could summon in ly I
ew ilderien1t that lall I iad ji t done and 1
witnessed was not a dreatn.
A imonihi afwer that I saw the lady am the
neman taken from tlie vault leisurely iwalk
inig alon .\ontgomery-street. d do not know,
bil I vte ti-e si.:ein:/ hu4b,'l au-4o: witlein -
he m audi. awil !ais l,.s are tit.re to.. i .'1Tlhe
wvife is still a resialent of San 1'rancaisco.
" 'tie old woa.
h wa thus, a few day~s since, we heard a
striplinig uf sixteen designate thme mother who
bore himt. By coarse husbands we have heard
the ife so clle d occasiuinly,~ though in the
lattr case the phrase is inore often used en
dearigly. A t all times, as5 co. -rlmonly spoken,
it jars upon the ear, and shocks thme sense.
Ai" old wotmanm" shoiuldi he ani object tof rev
erence above any beyond abnosi. all other
phrases of humanity. 11er very age should
be her s;urest passport to courteouts con.sidera
tion. She is your mother ; anid sheu is a mnon
umeit of excelIlne., apaproved and warrenteO.
She tjught faithfully "the good light," and
caeI f cnquerer. Upon her venerable
fce thie bears the marks of the cot illet in all
its furrowed lines. The most grievouts 'A' the
ills of life have beeni hlis ; trials tuntold and~
mukown only to her God and herself, 'dhe ha:s
borne ine, ssantly : and nowV in her old age,
she stands inure truly beautiful than ever in
her youth--more hionoraiA and deset ving
than the mtana who hia: stood upon the pirotud
est ield ot victory.
Young man ! speak kindk' of your miother,
and courteously, tendierly to her. itt a little
ie, and you will seec h-r nto nire forever.
Others may lave yoru whent shte hais passed
away-kind-h'leartedl sis5em, perhaips, tar she of
whomn of all the world you chmoo~e for aL part.
nier, she nmy love you warodly, patssionately ;
cl d ren umay love yon ti,:dly -but neve;'r aigma,
while time is youurs, shall woman's hove bie to
von as that of' vo': r old, tremblhing mot:he'r has
been ! Through putlling, heIJless infanc~y her
itrblbiig brenst was your safe parotCetioni noa
snpuotrt ; ini waywar-I boyhood shte bore pa
tiently with your thoughtless rtudeness, and
nurse1 y ou saifely through ei'er'y malady. It
was i er hand that bathed your butrniung brow
and imaistened your parehmed lips ; her eye
that ligltted up the dlarkntess of wi:s'ing
ni:-htly' vigils, watching always in yorer fitful
sleep seh.l'ss by y'our side uts nmone but a
mother coul wat chm.
Oh, speatk tnt of her name lightly, for von
cannoirt live so many~ years as would suflice to
thank her fully. Spak grently, thten, and rev
crettly of yaour mother ; and when you too
shall be old, it shall in some degree lighten
the renmorse which shall be yours for your
sins, to knotw that nuever watntohtly have you
outraged th2 respect due to' your mother.
Ifow 'ro Mr~T St..A~n~a.--A blacksmi th
having been slandered, was advyisedl to apply
to the courts for redress. ie replied, with
trte wisdomt " I shall never sue atnybody~ for
slander. I can go into my shtop, aind wvork
out a better character in six months thtan [
c~l get in at court house ini a year." And
tin Llackksmait h was right.
..;i la 1)evinue, a pan per ini the' C7lve
ud >ia kho ei~, last wee'k fell bl.-u i $1
00, and suddenly became an object of sohiei
General Orders No. 1, of 22d March, 16Gi,
is a new phase in our political and military
history. We see in this order, that Maj. Gen.
Bonham has collected in his Staff, some of
the most eflicient men in the State. If any-"
thing was needed to satisfy the most incredu
lous, as to the earnestness of our people, this
order would be suflicient.
M. L. Bonham, of Edgefield, is the Maj.
Gen. Gen. Bonham graduated with distine
Lion in Columbia College.. He immediately
commenced the study of the law. At this
ime, the Florida War broke out, Capt., now
Gen. James Jones, raised a company in Edge
Reld, and the young Bonham went out as one
)f his Sergeants. While in service, he was
ppointed Aid-de-camp to Gen. Bull. On the
termination of the Florida campaign, he en
ered actively upon the practice of his pro
cssion and gradually rose at the Bar until the
>pening of the Mexican War. In the mean
imne, he had risen rapidly in the Militia of the
tate, and was a Maj. Gen. of So. Ca. Militia
vhen he was appuinted a Colonel in the Mex
can Army. He served with distinction in that
ventful war under the command of'Scott.
it the close of the war, he resumed the prac
ice of his profession, and was soon promoted
o the important post of Solicitor of the
outhern Circuit. All of our readers remem
er him there, as an able officer and a terror
o evil-doers. When the gallant Brooks die
is Congressional District called Bonham to
ake his place, and no higher and better man
*uld have succeeded him. Bonhamresigned
iromptly, upon the breaking out of our troubles
with the Goyernmncit at Washington. Many
vished to put him in nomination for the im
otant office of Governor, because of his
ilitary capr.city and experience. He was
lot the man, however, to allow his name to be
sed in an excited contest, when division
night be produced in the State, at a time
rhen there should' he entire unanimity. le,
herefore, asked his friends not to urge his
aie against the present distinguished Chief
fagistrate who so well fills the oflice. Gov.
ickens has shown his appreciation of merit,
y appointing Gen. Bonham to his present
Win. C. Moragne, of Edgefield, is the Dep
ty Adjutant General. Gen. Moragne is now
he leading lawyer of the Elgefield Bar. 11
erved in the Legislaitnre with ability, and in
hle campuign in Mexico, won for himself a
istinguished place in history. He is a ripe
cholar, and completed his edcation in one
the Gernman Universities, after graduating.
-ith honor in Columbia.
Win. D. Simpson, of Laurens, is the Divis
>n Inspector General. Mr. Simpson
f Reprcentativeq. and is now one ' f m
nst eflicient nembers of the State Senate. 1
Alfrl 1'. A!driel, of Barnwell, is the Di.
-isn Quarter Master (e!nier:d. This gentlo
nan is so well known to our releirs, that it is
mardly necessary to say anyt hing of him, as a
nn, lawyer or represent-t.ive. He is now
'hairman of the Committee on Foreiign Af
hirs in our House of lhepre.entaties-served
vith credit in the Qrterm:asier's department
i the Fh rida War. lias a lrge rpuitation
.hroughout the State a , laryer, advocate and
rntor, and wve feel satisfied that his appoint
nent will mneet. the geineral approb:ation not
,nly (Jr this Distriet, but of~ the State.
Nobt. II. Boylston, of 1'airfiel, is the Di.
isionm Coinmuissary Geneural. This gentleman
s also a d1istingiuishedl lawyer. ie has been
'r many years a prominent member of the
Lgisiture, and is now Cfhairman of the Ju
iciary Committee of the Ilousi, which post
bie fills with distinguished ability, discharging
the laborious duties thereof, with entire satis
l~etion to the country.
Jamnes F. Lipseomib, of Newberry, is the
Division Paymaster General. Mr. Lirscomb
is a planter, of accomplished education, and
has lately entered pubillie life as a membe'r of
th' Legishsture. lieI is a gentlemnan of fine
address, and is highly esteenmed tsi~~
jugmn t and direct purpo se.
S. Warren Nelson, of Kershaw, is an Aid
d-amp. Mr. Nelson is oine of~ the most ac
comp jli.thaed ceiitlemen in Sou th Carolinia. i~e
is also a nmember of the Legislature, and is
highly esteemed fur his high, manly bearing,
calm courage, and the active discharge of a2y
duty which may be assignied him.
Mr. Ker Boyce, of Charleston, is an'ik~r
Aid. This gentleiman is a son of the lan
Ker Byee, who formerly represented the eitj
of Charleston in the State Senate. After the
death of his father lhe removed to New York,
and went into an extensive business:
upon the commencement of our trouibles, he
immediately returned to his native State:sp
rificinig his business prospeccts at the calil
Mr. Trhomas .1. Davies, of Bleech Islaid, is
the other Aid.. Mr. Davies is a plante-, of
line education and h~andsioe featuire.
never been in public life. With tr
dashing Aids, and men of such ripe pri.
ene in the other departments, we venture yi
predit, that if Major Gben. IH'ham takes tb
field, lie and they will make their marks i
the military, as they have already done in th~
civil line of life.- Barniwell Sentinel.
Tue-ri.-lf there is one thing more th.i
another which we would teach a child :t
wyould be a love of truth. All other thk'
would be worthless without that crow,\ .I
excellency in human character. Withoft,
the noblest tructure is but a whited a
cre. With all qiiilifications a mai is bhe
shunned when deficient in this. The beh'd
ermay admire a fabric of general beauty ad
symetry, but when the seam of falsehoo'is
iund front capstone to base, he will shun.:e
dangerous presence. Thtere are few thirs
more painful, experienced in our intercome
with men, than to feel that they are unvr
tny of our confidence-that they are at
what they seem-that they will betray wle
they smie-thait they tread upon a car~'s
crt, where all is hollow beneath. Te~h
the child to tell the trt-venerate and ve
it. Teach him i so that. whatever wrotnhe
may conmmit, hie ,will frankly and promily
ami t allt Reward the honest sPeh,
Wa17gton's father was never prouder o
his buy than when he acknowledged his false
England and France.
We put no faith in the rumor that Englard I
ind France have been sounded by the agents
3f the abolition government at Washington
a to their purpose towards the new govern
ment at Montgomery, and that these agents
av-returned and report that " both of those
.ountries have set their faces against the i
outhern Confederacy, and wi:I in no manner
recognize or assist it." Lincoln has been in
afli'.e but little over one month ; there has
beA;ir. time fur agents to be appointed and
asce-;in the views of those gove-rnmerts and f
Ctin ; and, besides, every indication from z
the press of Paris and London leads to the i
belief that the interests of both countries will I
c.Jmpel their ultimate recognition of Southern t
Injependence. As to "setting their faces" I
amg?ist the South, if by that expression is
eant active hostilities against it, England
are not and France would not. When we t
ay England dare not, we simply mean that i
her dependence upon cotton, which has al.
ays made her keep the peace with the Uni
ted States, will make her keep that peace with
lhe South: and when we say that France t
rould not, we ascribe to that great and 'gal. t
mnt people a magnanimity and sympathy with i
O.WSa'N which we have never received from a
England. No one pretends that either power i
ill take sides- with the Confederate States,
tiless some collision between their cruisers
nd the United States blockading squadron
produce srlh a result, but active al
the Northi.against the South-never.
f "setting their\ faces" against the South I
imply means the continuance of their anti
lavery sentiment, they may "set their faces"
iainst that or any point of the compass they
Ilease, without protest or remonstrance ; but
'setting their faces" against their own trade
mod commerce is a piece of absurdity they
iver have been, and never v.ill be, guilty of.
Aen LiNCOLs' Ai-AumuAA JLD(U.-Such
-onservative papers as the Philadelphi Bid
elin and the Baltimore American, who seize
pon and magnify every little circumstance,
u their effiorts to deceive their readers into
.he idea that there is disaffection towards the
on federate Government in some sections of
.he South, make the most of the acceptance
'rom Lincoln of the appointment of District
Judge by a Mr. Lane, of Alab'ama. The Mont
omery correspondent of the Charleston Cou
rier shows Mr. Lincoln's appointee to be a
ruiserable third rate lawyer, without character,
lents or influence, who is not countenanced
,e is baie enough to aciipt an appoinitment,
;ilj never be permitted to discharge the
mntious of his oflice. The writer says his
udgeship "has been already informed that at
the fira. : xhibition of anthority on his part he
will be sent down a lane which hath no turn."
-Savannah Ne wS.
Scumrs von S3i1u;mmu.-The New York
Il'rld has the following: " We have received
intrormatiol, from sources deserving the full
est reliance, that there are persons now doing
business in thiis city who are making exten
sive arrangemennts to cheat the Fedecral Guy
ertnent out of its revenue on foreign goods,
by importing them into Savannah under the
low rates of the free list of the prrscnt or the
prospective tarriff of the Southern Confed
eracy, and smuggling them North, coast wise
andl overland, to compete with goods honestly
imported by honest merchants undecr the
higer rates of the new tarilf, which went into
opertion on the 1st of A pril.
Tni: TenoUAI Powin Or TuIre .-h
Poe, according to the Paris X1~wle, an un
doubted authority on the subiject, is beginning
to discover that the hour of his duwnfa~ll ais a
temporal prince, is at hand. An enthuiatstie
young F'renehmani rencently had an aience
bihr -his sword to his Hloliness. The Pope
told him that it wats useless to attemnpt to de
fend a1 cause alrejidy lost. To the Archbmishop
of Rennes, who has just returned fr-uin the
Holy City, he stated that the temporal power
would ere nmany weeks had elapsed, lhe ab.
qorbed by the King of Pidmnont. lie trustedl,
however, that a cottage might be found at
Rome or Civita Necchia, where, under the
protection of the French bayonets, he woukd
be allowed to give the faithful an example of
humility and resignation to the Divine will.
The lime would soo-n come, he predicted,
whetn revolution would pull down the idol it
had raised, and when the Pope would return
*to the Vatican, and all the provinces he had been
robbed of would be restored to the Holy Sea.
Ax Enrvon in Taount.-The managing
editor of one of the New York sporting jour
nals was arrested. a day or two since, and ta
ken to the Fourteenth Ward 5tation Ihouse,
on the charge of knocking down an old gen
tleman and robbing him of his gold specta
cles. The old gentleman-a very respectable
old gentleman-told his story. He had beeni
knocked down and robbed of his spectacles.
The editor toldl his story. He hadl been about.
ton and drank ; further he conhmn't say.
"Why," said the Police Captain to the ac
cuser, ,, now, that you have taken off your
b it, I see your spectacles on your forehead."
"od bless my soul," said the old gentleman,
so they are. It was my watch the villain
took." A search was made, andI the officer
liscovered not only that the watch was in the
accuser's own pocket bat that the accuser was
lecidedly drunk. The editor was therefere
eleased, much to the gratification of a large
:ircle of friends, who had been roaring with
aughter during the performance.
CUE F-oR DRUNKENNEss.-It is settled that
Irunkeness is a physical as well as a moral
lisease, and it is now so treated. The follow- I
ng is thme receipt of John Vine Hall, the fath'
tr of the commander of the Great Eastern, -
rich has enabmled so many men to overcomet
e malady; "Sulphate of iron, 5i grains;
nagnesia, 10 grains ; neppermain t water, 11
Lrachms: spirit of nutmeg, 1 drachmn; twice
rhe Spaniards in St. Domingo--An Ex
planation of the Recent Moveneut.
James Redpath, of Boston, who has long
nade a study of the affairs of the two govern
nents which divide the island, gives the fol.
owing explanation of the recent movement
rf Spain towards St. Domingo, from which it
vould appear that there is little danger of
" Since the independence of the Dominican
tepublic two parties have div ided and alter
ately governed it, whose rei resentativ e :nen
re Santana and Baez, as the words reunion
nd independence indicate their re.pective
" Some years ago-what I say now is drawn
rom Haytien official sources-Santana bor
oweda million of dallars from Spain. Fail
ng to repay it according to the terms of the
uan, he offered to give mortgage on the cus
om houses. Last summer, accordingly, a
iand of Spania,rds, not more than 'eighty in
1, arrived at St. Domingo, and the three
ifficials among them immediately entered on
heir duties as collectors at the ports. The
est were mechanics. That is all the "emi
ration" that has been sent to the Dominican
tepublic by Spain.
" This policy of Santana furnished the ma
erial for creating an effective union among
he opposition to his government. " See I he
i selling the cquntry to the whites!" Even
,s early as December, revolutionary circulars
.nd proclamations were in type in St. Domin
;o, and a copy of the proofs I know were
hown to a distinguished ambassador at Paris.
3ut this project was nipped in thebud ; and
)aez is still an exile. The intrigues of the
ipposition continuing and increasing, Santana
ias called for aid-first in order to secure the
erpetuity of his own government, and see
indly, to enable him to repay the loan.
" This, I venture to say, is the sum total of
he whole hubbub that we hear from Havana.
" There are various reasons why France
ill never threaten Hayti--among them
"She has recognized the independence of
ayti, and draws a large revenue from Hayti,
is her payment for recognizing that indepen
" She is bound by treaty to defend Hayti
gainst all foreign attacks; and lastly
" She could not attack Hayti without first
leclaring war against England.
" I have also official authority for stating
hat, last January, England and- France offer
,d to be the mediato:'s of a treaty of alliance
id of defence between Hart: and the Do
ninican Republic, b integrity of
he territory of both inst all for
iegn powers is guaran
"The proposition w ; commis
,iii eor-, the treaty
ind when it is signe land
itand pledged to enfc
LivER Poot. AND C'iARtLSTON S'TEA.S IIP
-We have learnied that quite a number o
Lhe stockholders in this new and all-importan
onipany, convened at th.- Bank of Charlestoi
yesterday afternoon, and that the Chairmar
reported that the subscriptions to the line ha
coisiderably .inereased ; and that new sul
scriptions, fromi persons out side of the cotn
mercial connunity, cor, orat'on, planters an'
others, continue to come in; upon which th
the stockholders determnined to proceedt
have the contract comnpleted.
Messrs. .l(ohn Fraser & Co. were appointe<
the agents of the line for this port. Arrange
iets will, no doubt, be mnade to run a line
steamships temiporarily uintil these steamshipi
can be constructed, which will scarcely bi
under ine to ten months. This is certainl
imnprtu.t, as a large nunmber of passenger
will be visits i Europe dur:ing the siume
months, and the supplies of such articles u
com~erce of which the South consumes a
muh, an'd which ought to be brought di
retly to her ports, must be arranged for, an<
teny ought to be relied upon ait stated per
ods, as sailing re'sls cannitt bring them-nit~i
that certainty so imp1ortarflt to trade in thi
age of progress.
llesies, a maail communication with Europ
will sooni become a mnatte~r of necessity, espi
cially if ouir initercour~se with the Northi
Let thte good work receive a hearty an
willing help from all our citizens, and we ma
yet hail a return to our good 01(1 city of th
direct trade of Liverpool and Lotndon, Franc
and the East Iundlies.-Chiarleston Mercury.
Success in Advertising.
We commenid the following sensible re
marks from the Syracuse Union, on the sub
ject ofI advertising--theC point and truth c
which al!!/intelligent businiess men can ani
will realize at once:
" When you find a man doing more busi
ness than you are. look at the advertisement:
he has in the papers. Trhe business man wht
puts his sign in the newspaper, dloes a mued
wiser thing than wheni be fastens it over hi:
store; antd who would think of neglecting that'
That man who informs the public that hi
wants trade, and his card in the newspapel
is an invitationi to customers to come and buy,
Where one person reads in tno streets, fivc
undred read in the papers. No matter how
wvell a business man is known, he can always
pick up new cuitomers, if he will take pains
o let them know where he is and what he
jas to sll. No one can afford not to adver
ise, for by neglecting the means of securing
rad, he loses the best part of his profits.
The truth of the above remarks can be ye
ified without going beyond the limits of this
own. The man who is willing to spend a
tart of his money in letting his friends and
ustomera know when his g:>ods have arrived,
s sure to be one of those liberal men who is
v-illing to give his customers good bargains:
Ye would advise our friends to examine our
dvertising columns always before making
trchases-for then they may learn facts
i-hich they may be sorry they did not learn
--that they have lost good bargains when
hey might have secured them.
"le that in this world would rise,
Must read the news and advertise."
5ir What relation is your uncle's brother
, yo ir het is nyu uncle ? -Your father.
-Deposition of Samn Houton.
The circumstances attending the deposition
of Sam Houston r.s Governor of Texas, were
quite dramatic, and in some respects ludicrous
and comival. The Convention of Texas, call
d by the loud voice of the people an2inst the
denun;ciations-and opposition of Gov. Houston.
having passed the act of secession, andlac
cepted and ratified the Constituti-n of-the
Confederate States, prescribed a form of oath
t. be taken by all the State officers. This
oath included a renunciation of all allegianee
to ali foreign powers, and especially to the
Government of the United States, and a de
claration of fidelity to the Constitution of the
Confederate States. When the oath was pro
posed to Gov~ I1ouston, he peremptorily re.
fused to take it; whereupon the Convention
declared the office of bovernor~ vacant, an
Lieut. Gov. Clark, 2inder the Constitution.
having tak' -i the piscribed oath, sucqecdcd
to the office. Gov. 'lark was not slow in en
tering upon the Governor's office, issumed
the chair and entered upon the duties of the
office. By and by, the deposed Governo,
came hobbling to his office-old Sam's San
Jacinto wound having broken out afresh, as
it always does on occasions of political trial.
Perceiving Gov. Clark occupying the chair,
Old Sam addressed him:
" Well, Governor Clark," giving great em
phasis to the title; " you are an early riser."
" Yes, General," replied tho Governor, with
a great strees upon the military title of hit
predecessor, " I am illustrating the old maxim,
'the early bird gathers the worm.'"
" Well, Gov. Cla.;k, I hope you will find i
an easier eat than I have found it."
" I'll try to make it so, General, by con
forming to the clearly expressed will of the
people of Texas."
The General, having- brought a large lunch
basket with him, proceeded to put up numer
ous little articles of private property, and te
stow them away very carefully. Catcbing hi.
foot in a hole in the carpet and stumbling,
the General suggested to Gov. Clark that the
new Government ought to afford a new carpet
for the Governor's office, whereupon the Gov.
ernor re'i.arked that the Executive of Texas
could get along very well without a carpet.
Approaching the washstand, the General
called the attention of Gov. Clark to two
pieces of soap-one, the Casteil soap, was his
own private property ; and the other, a per
fumed article, was the property of the State,
and added, "Governor, your hands will re:
quire the very frequent use of this cleansing
article;'' whereupon Gov. Clark, pointing to
the washbowl, which was fuU of very black
and dirty water, remarked : "General, I sup
pbse that is the bowl in which you washed
your hands before leaving the office."
Having gathered up all hi4 ;- .-&=
ade alit r. --. very much in
.-. declaring hi6
conviction that, as in the ! ast, the time woul'.
soon come when Texas would call him from ho
retirement, and he hoped Gov. Clark would bM
able to give as good an account dA his stew
ardship as he coluld now render. Halting at
the door, the fleneral made a profbund bow.
and with an air of elaborate dignity said,
)" Good day, Governor Clark." " Good day,
Generd 1Woustoo," was the Governor's re
spinse. And thus the " Hero of Jacinto"
cone'udedl his political career !-N. O. Delta.
The Field andi Fireside.
IIt is, perhaps, unnecessary for us to call the
attenition of our readers to the great imipor
tance of establishing upor a firm basis our
Southern literature. Their patriotism, their
ambiton, their devotion to home initerests.
oght all to appeal more toreible to themt now
than at any other time. Every etfort calenla
td to buildl up home eniterprises, and free us
rfrom dependence upon foreign lands, should
be heartily and liberally seconded by the peo
-ple of the ConfederateStates.
IAnnoug these enterprises worthy of nul lie
support and public patrenalge, is the S.,utheru
Fiehl and Fireside~ -a journal deovotedl to lit.
erature ,am~l agrieuhture. Thec S'uthernm pe'
p)1e have aln-ad1y hbeen liberal- towards it-imn
Sit now has a circulation extemsling from th~e
b' ks of the Po~tomaec to thlose of the Rio
Gradel ; bu there is 5till room, for mloreC pat
ronage. Its e-nergetic: proprieu:r has expended
Ia large outlaiy of money in this eimerprise-he
has been ge-nerons in securing editors and'
cotributor.<; andl theo uthern peop~le sh')nld
be generous too, and give~ the enterprise their
The circulation whtich it al ready possesses, and
which will, no dunbt be largely ine-ren.sed,
makes it an excellernt mediamn for adlvrtising;
and if merchants andl business men desire to
fmake them.-elve-s and their business known
Ito the people of the South, they can scarcely
find a better meglinrr thaa the Southen Tield.
and Fireside. s
i Rea~der I patronize the Southe'rn Fieldl and
While the boys were ot at " ees' re
ently, at one of the village sc'hools in Soth
Adams, a gentleman riding by3 stopped and
ingired of a bright-looking lad, " Whbat they
did in thero," The nehin looked up, sean.
ing his interrogator's tace a nmoment, anid
then with a wvickedl leer and kniow in;~ wink re
plied. " they tan hides sir.'l'his boy- had
probably received hi-s share of smnart in thme
gijA B~rws LICK FROMt A \VmFE.-A mtem
her of a military company was the other (lay,
at Utica, talking about " going to the watrs."
~e said that if he'went he would take his
child with him.
" How will yoa carry it ?'' asked the wife
" Oh 1 strap it on my back," said he.
" Oh, don't I" exclaimed the wife, " for he
will e the first to be shot."
A Republican paper in Wisconsin has the
following :-" We have been to the expense
of having a cannon engraved to adorn our
olumns the morning when we should receive
the news of the re-enforcement of Fort Sum.
ter. But what shall we do with it now ?"
Throw it away, and put in its place the engra
ving of a sick roooter sitting on the head of a
RJLUC JU4UJV46U5 ZUI5
The fohwh g is the ordinance p::ssed by
the C mienth n, ratiYi-ig the Cons.titution ot
the Confederate States:
Ax 01l)NAN F. TO RATIFY TiE PloVbIONA I.
CO.9s TIN ANtD ovEtNM:NT O' 1'1
CONFEDERATE STATFS oF M 'A.
IWe, the peopic If South Cairin 01, nor wd
and sitting; in Cnire:di-m, do heni oru'ii,
That the Provisioial Constitutiotn for the Con.
federate States of America, afirned and
agreed to by our deputies, at the city of Mont
gom.3ry, in the State of Alabama, on the
day of February last, be, and it hereby is, ac
cepted and ratified ; and that the Governmnct
organized in pursuance thereof is hereby con
firmed and made valid according to the terras
and limnitati<-ns expressed in said Constitution.
Secession and Cotton at 12 1-2 cents.
The old Union is dissolr -d ; seven States
are bearing arms and anti pating war, and
Yet COTTON, the great staple of the South, the
food of millions, the king of the wor:d, is at
the enormous price of 12J cents per pound.
[t has not been so high for years. It gces up
in the midst of a revolution, and despite the
prophesies of Black RepubL;cans and timid
submissionists in the border States. that Con
nerce would be destroyed by aecession and
farmers would sufler.great loss in the reduc
ion of the price of this. orticle, we behold
them with happy facts, filling their pockcs
with the money thus made, .nd .sing
kind Providence for the prosperous times.
Cotton at 121 cents, and the revolution going
On! This takes the Republicans aback and
forec - an acknowledgment from some of our
patriotic Southern frietids who opposed seces.
sion, that things have not turned out Lalf so
bad after all. Negroes are high, cotton is
high, the season is propitious for a geod ci op,
our people are happy, and one shout gocs up
from mountain to valley for our new Govern
nent, and the blessings of liberty which it
dispenses to its subjects. Three cheers for
;he Confederate States *nd the present price
of cotton.-Columbus Times.
"Are We United?" -
In an editorial response to this question the
Savannah Republican noting the stuff fur
nished by correspondents of the Northern
papers about dissatisfaction in the South, says
"We are sure wi speak the truth when wo
say that'should a vote be taken on secession
in Georgia to-day, it would be more popular
than ever. A distinguished gentleman from
New York has been travelling through Geor
gia for two months for the purpose of infor
niifig himself upon the subject. He is a Union
man, aI ' being engaged in a commercial pur.
suit, was naturally thrown with thoEc who
,vould be apt to entertain opinions similarly to
iii ji af,:- :;u t of his observations, he
sttled to us, r L -a idmuonu f
iaen in the Stat< who were Union men, and
only two of th'.is for the Union i it was at
the time of diyfolution. We beg those at the
North who :re vainly hoping for a change of
entiment, to lay these facts to heart. We
ask for nothing Lt peace at home. We ask
to be let alone, and when we knock for ad
ission back into the Union then it will be
time enough to write about a change of feel
As well might the flower complain of the
bee whic~h its sweetneCss attracts. ns a pretty
girl of beinig stared at -when she goes abroad..
But the complaint is never made in earnest.
The pretty creature gets only what she bar
gains forf She dresses to look as charming
as possible, and then gzoes forth to concentraite
the attention she now slieets to disdain. Till
this moment she semed sweetly unconscion.s
of the tr'itumphs of her beauty ; but, tired of
i. pretty sensibility, she changes her role,
and now pretenids to scorn as impertinent the
admiration she has been at so much pains to
A htu.and adlvertiscs thus : " Mv wife Mc
rias Las strayed or b'-en stolen. Wkho:ever re
trtes her will get his head broke. As to trust
ing her, any body can do so) if they se Et ; fi r
as I never pay imy own debts it's not likely1'll
A M.~Innua'. 'ix HornsEme.-A few weeks
ago Williamn Montgomery and Louise Long
eloped together and were married at Red Bilut,
he ceremony beinig performed while they re
med on horseback, pre'paired for the cemer
gecy of an alert parent. The citizens gave
them a hearty welcome, and. escorted themi
with tinkling cymbhals and so-.nding brass fur
ther on their way to bliss, via San Francisco.
Anivie. 'ro Ytorx; L~nws.-.-Marry a man
--t a puddin.g-headed .tling in fancey panta
loons, tight boots, and emnbroiddired shirt.w.io
sports a gigantic neck-tie, a small cane, a
large galvanized watch chatin, a big ring andi
an inceipient moustache ; who devours tobac co
and talks lairgsely about, betting, and calls his
father " the old man." Avoid such ; they are
When you kiss a wily anti beautiful coquet
you " put an enemy to your mouth to steal
away your brain."
The Clevelandl Pliaieir has the follow
ing hit on the rage fur oflice under the new
" Another republican got something" said
Joe to Dave.
" Whose's that I" asked Dave.
"6 Seater? hIas he got something ?"
" Yes sir, he has, sure, and brought it home
" Well, what has he got ?"
" The Measles."
gr A Western editor speaking of a large
and fast cotemnporary, remarked that if all
flesh was grass he must bo a load of bay.
I suspect I am, said the fat man, from the
way the asses nibble at mec.
gg The peopulo of Madison county, Va.,
at their last Court, adopted a resolution
against sending a Represoentative to Congress
from that District. -