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[From the New-York Sun.]
"NEVER SAY FAIL."
When the cloiula hang most tlarklv,
And sick ii the heart,
And the spirits arc heavv
All despairing and dark;
When the bright sail? of lIo|>e
Arc no where to bo Keen,
Beaming all desolation
All wrecked on liCe'8 stream;
When despair conies across yc
And doubts must assail,
Rise! Man, Miow your ncrrc
And "Nover say Fail."
'Tin Weakness, 'tis Cowardly
To break by the bla^t
If it bend thee; 'lis -wroil
It will not always last,
Boar nobly against it:
Let its strength not appall;
Straighten up, Man, anil face it,
Let it ne'er make thee full,
When fear cornea across yc
And wilil howls the Gale
Spring forieard and Ircatt it
And "Xcver say fail."
James G. CoorER.
SKETCH OF A MANAGERIE.
The raanageric was in town. A rare
occurence was an exhibition of the wild
leasts, lions, tigers, polar bears, and
ichneumons, in Da'timore, at the early
days of which we are writing, yet they
came occasionally, and this tinip- wcro vie
itcd by Old Nut Wheat ly, a jolly weather-beaten
boatman, well known in Baltimore
as an inveterate joker, who never
let any get to the windward of him. He
was furthermore a stutterer of the fir ?t
Nat visited the menagerie. .As he entered,
the showman was stirring up the
monkeys, and tormenting the lion, giving
elaborate descriptions of the various prophesities
and natural peculiarities of each
"This, ladies and gentlemen, this, 1
say is the Afrikin Lion. A noble be; is I
he is, ladies and gentlemen, is called tin
xvuig oi tnc r orcst, I have often heard
that he makes nothing of devouring
young creatures, of every description
when at home in the woods. Ccrtinp
it is, that no other beast can whip him!'
"M-m mister!" interrupted Wheatley
d-do you sav he ca-ant be w-whi-whip
"I duz," said the man of lions ant
"What w-will you b-b-bet I c-can
fetch a critter what'll whip him?"
"I ain't a bcttin' man at nil. But 1
don't objcct to taking a small bet to tha
"I'll b-bet I c-can fetch something
that '.fill whip him. What s-sny you to i
Now theac were several merchants ir
the crowd who knew Wheatlcy well, and
were fully convinced that if the bet was
made, he was sure of winning. So he
had no difficulty in finding "backers.'
one oi whom tokl him lie would give
him ten gallons of rum if he won. The
menagerie man glanced at his lion.?
There he crouched in his cage, his shaggy
mane bristling, and his tail sweeping
the very picture of granduer and majesty.
The bribe was tempting, and he
"Certing sir, certing; I hare no objection
to old Hercules, taking a bout
with anv cretur von "
^ j v?? ?m r tvil/Ili
"V-v-vcry w-well, ' said Nat, "its n
The. money was planked up, and the
next night was designated for the terrible
conflict. The news was spread over Baltimore,
and at an early hour the boxes ol
the spacious thcatro was tiiied?the pit
being cleared for the fray.
Expectation was on tip-toe, and it was
with great impatiencc that the crowd
awaited the arrival of Wheatlcy. He al
length entered, bearing a large bag o\
sack on his shoulders, which, as he le' il
fall on the floor, was observed to MntaW
h 3mc remarkably hard and heavy sub
stance. The keeper looked on with indignation.
'Where's your animal?" he inquired
"Th-tli-there," said Nat, pointing wi'l
his finger at the bag.
"Well, what is it?" asked th? mar
ith increased astonishment.
"Th-th-that, l-\-ladies and gentlemen,'
said Nat, gesticulating like the showman
"is a "wh-wh-whimbamper!"
"A whimbamper?" cchocd the keeper
"That's certingly a now feature in zoolo
gy and anatomy. A whimbamner! wr-1
let mm out, and clear the ring, or olt
Hercules may make a mouthful of botl
The keeper was excited. Accordingly
Nat raised the bag, holding the a per tun
downward and out rolled a lnige snapphu
turtle, while tho cheers and laughter o
the audience make the arches ring.
"There he is!" said Wheatley, a? h<
tilted the "whimbamper" over with botl
hands, and set him on his logs. Tin
cr\o ? *
spemca unconscious of his peril
Whcatley was about leaving the ring
when the keeper swore that his lioj
should not disgrace himself by fighting
such a pitiable foe.
"Very well,** said Nat, "if y-yo-you ?
ch-clioose to give me the hundred dol- I
"'3ut it is unfair!" ericd the showman.
The audience interposed and insisted
upon the fight. There was no escape,
and the showman reluctantly released '
the lion, niakimr himself secure on the I
top of the caftb.
The majestic beast moved slowly |
around the ring, snuffing ami lashing,
while every person held his breath in
suspense. Lions are beasts, and this
one was not long in discovering the turtle
which lay on the floor, a huge, inanimate
nass. The lion soon brought his
nose in close proximity to it, which the
turtle not liking popped out Ins head and |
1 rolled its OVfiS. whilo fi snH nf wIiooto ic- I
1 sued forth from savngerous mouth. The
lion jumped back, turned, and made a
spring at the turtle, which was now fully
Oared for his reception. As the lion
pd on him, the turtle fastein d his
territic jaws on the lion's nostril a,
rendered him powerless to do barm:
vet with activitv of liml) ho hnnmtrvl
j # V "
around the circle, growled, roared, and
laBhetfliimself, but the snapper bung on,
seeming to enjoy tbe ride vastly.
"G-go it whimbampcr!" cried Wheatley
from the boxes.
Tbe scene was rich. The showman
i was no less enraged than the lion.?
; Drawing a pistol, ho threatened Nat that
if he did not take his turtle off he would
"Ta-take him oH* yourself!" shouted
Nat in reply.
At this critical moment, by dint of
losing a portion of his nose, the lion
shook his dangerous foe from him, and
clearing the space between himself and
1 the cage with a bound, he slunk quietly
in, to chew the cud of his defeat and
LETTER FROM HIRAM TOWERS.
A capitol story ha* long been in circulation,
respecting a hoax said to have
' been played off upon Peyton S. Symmes,
Esq., of Cincinnati, by Hiram Powers,
the American sculptor, now in Italy. As
^ Mr. Symnics felt annoyed about it, he
| wrote to Mr. Powers to deny it, and rcccivcd
the following nnatvnr Tf 5a
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'> best story going:
? Florence, March 27, 1849.
> My Dear Sir: In a letter from Mr.
Kellogg, I am requested to state the facts
as to an alleged imposition upon you by
" Mr. Henderson, the actor. It has been
said in some of our papers that you were
* of the number upon whom Mr. II. imposed
himself as a wax figure, in the
1 Western Museum, some liftccn or twetity
years ago, and my name has been given
* as authority for the truth of the story.?
t It is natural that you should disrelish such
an imputation, and as the story, so far as
| you arc conccrned in it. it is but just that
1 you should desire this refutation from
I remember to have snid, whenever
' the story was told, that Mr. Henderson
' had designs upon several of our most
; respectable citizens, yourself of the number;
but those designs were novcr cxecu!
ted, excepting upon half a dozen or more
1 persons residing m the immediate v'oinity
of the museum. This was done in order
to satisfy mc that the thing was practicable.
wit, iui mi. ncnderson nopetl to pre
vail upon mc to allow him the use of one
5 of the large glass enclosures in the museum
for the experiments upon a larger
scale. He succeded perfectly in duping
t the half dozen individuals above alluded
to, but I withheld my consent to any
1 further proceedings, and so the matter
ended. I allowed him the use of a small
room for performing the experiment?for
I thought, he would fail, and that thu i I
should gat rid of his request for the use
of a case in the museum, without having
' deny him a favor.
When Henderson had pjeparcd liimi
J self, one of his acquaintances was invited
i into the room to see unfinished reprcsent
tat ion of "Henderson, the Actor, in the
character of Sir Francis Gripe." On
t entering, the figure was seen standing in
i a corner of the room, with tho herd lean
ing against an old coat, folded in such
a manner as to afford a back-ground, and
thus prevent unsteadiness, which might
. lead to detection. A white wig made of
i l.orse hair dccoratcd the head. The face
was daubed with ochre, vermillion, and
i lampblack; the features wore much distorted,
so much so that had my reputation
' ft<2 on - ?
??u ??ii (?i vion uv/pi/nucu n|j\)ii tncii rcscni"
, blance to the original, I might have feared
for the result of the cxnminji,:on about
. to take place. The visitor, however,
- seemed disposed to flatter me; and, grate1
ful for the permission to see a unfinished
1 work, assured me that I had been very
1 successful in the likeness. He thought,
indeed, that I had improved upon the
j original. 1 begdeb him to suggest any ime
provernent that might occur to him. He
7 rnnliprl "Pm-lmina "*
- Viimira _)MU IIIIJJJIIL mouuy
f thnt peculiar cock of the eye a little; and,
if I were you, I would give him a better
b leg, instead of those Kpiiulle shanks of
i his." This laut remark occasioned a dcq
cidod change in the expression of the wax
I. figure, for Henderson thought a good
, deal of his leg8. This change, howover,
1 wnu nnt. Vv? *!?/? .?-!?? ?
.v? ut VUV tl.-vvui, wnoxui'
I regarded the leg*; but I hnd great difficulty
in containing my own countenance,
-fg-*"'. : VT"?'." . 1 ".i1.1. ".nagit'j'
iO ludicrous was the scene. The wax
race had now recovered its proper expression.
when our \ i^itor took up the
lamp, and, against my dissausivc remarks
?that the effect was better at a distance;
that the thing was not yet finished, nnd
consequently would not hear close inspcci;
i *11 i _i: ?i i .y <+
uon?ue wiiineu tnrucuy up 10 me n^ure
and stood within a foot of it, face to lace.
It was evident tliat no trick was even
suspected, as lie held the lamp, now
above, now to one side, then below, ?fec.,
the better to examine the work. The actor's
eyes had now been kept so long
open without winking that moisture was
beginning to collect in the corners! Observing
which our critic exclaimed: "Marvellous!
Marvellous! How in the world
did you contrive to make these tears'?
Did you use gum Arabic or copal var
nish?" At this the friend who stood by
my side could refrain no longer but
laughed outright. I was obliged to
laugh also; but the actor still maintained
the ludicrous gravity of his contenance.
The critic appeared confused for a moment
staring at us inquisitively; but ho
soon became aware that a trick had been
i playod upon him, and, suddenly turning
agniu upon the wax figure he seized it by
the nose, and the tweak he gave it WOulu
have proved fatal to the symmetry of a
waxen proboscis. As it was, however, it
did no damage to that organ, but it bro't
some additional moisture to Henderson's
eyes, and an exclamation from his mouth
of "d n it, don't! You forget that
my nose is made of wax."
With pleasant recollections of your
kindness and civilties at Cincinnati, I beg
you to believe me, very sincerely yours,
A WORD TO BOYS.
11- T> CJt.-.l- -
mjr. x VJL.nr.. kjLUU^' U1C gniCCS HOI
the graces of the dancing nif&ter of bowing
and scraping?not the fopish, infidel
etiquette of a Chesterfield?hut benevolence,
the graces of the heart, whatever
things arc true, honest, just, pure, lovely,
p.nd of good report. The true secret of
Soliteness is to plcnso, to make happy?
owing from goodness of heart?a fountain
of love. As you leave the family
circle for retirement, say good night?
when you rise,good morning. Do you
meet or pass a friend in the street, bow
gracefully with the usual salutations.
Wear a hinge on your neck?keep it well
oiled?and above all study Solomon and
the cnistles of Paul.
Be Civil.?When the rich Quakei
was asked the secret of his success in lift
he answered, "Civility, friend, civility."
Some people are uncivil, sour, sullen,
morose, crr.bbri, crusty, haughty, really
clownish a d impudent. Run for youi
life! "Secst thou a man wise in his own
conceit! There is more hope of a fool
Be Kind to Everybody,?There is
nothing like kindness?it sweetens every
thing. A single look of love, a smile, u
grasp of the hand, has gained more
friends than both wcnlth and learning.
'Charity suffercth long and is kind.' Sec
1 Cor. xiii.
Nevku Strike Back.?That is, nevoi
render evil for evil. Some boys give eye
for eye, tooth for tooth, Mow for blow,
kiek for kick.?Awful! Little boys, hark
What says Solomon ? "Surely the churning
of milk bringeth forth butter, and the
wringing of the nose bringeth blood, sc
the for mg of wrath bringeth forth strife."
Recompense to 110 man evil for evil; but
overcome evil with good. "Love youi
enemies, bless them that curso von."
In reply to a question, avoid the monosyllables
yes and no, thus: "Is your father
in good health ?" instead of saying,
"Yes, sir," say, "Very good, sir, thank
Avoid vulgar, conimon-placo, or slanp
phrases, such as "by jinks," "first rate, 1
"I'll bet," <fec. Hotting is not merely
vulgar, but sinful; a species of gambling.
Think before you Speak.?Think
twice, think what to speak, how to speak,
to whom to speak, and with all to hold
up your head and look the persons to
whom you are speaking full in the face
with modostdignity and assu: ance. Some
lads have a foolish, sheepish bashfulness,
sheer off, hold down their heads and eyes,
a? if they were guilty of sheep-stealing!
Never be ashamed to do right.?N. Y.
Sun-Ro6A.?This compound word is
often used in writing and conversation, as
significant of secrecy. It is said that its
derivation is as follows; anciently, the
Greeks consocrnted the roao to Hippocrates,
the genius of S'i'cncc. And either
the rose or its representation was placed
upon the ceiling of their dining rooms,
implying that whatever was done therein
should be kept private. It was done
sub-rosa, or under the rose.
?- ?*>v avHUll*^ Vi ? JJWU
nnd well conducted newspaper in a family,
even for the short space of one quarter
of a year, brings more sound instruction,
and leaves a deeper impression, than
would be acquired, probably, at the bcs<
school in twelve months. This is easily
proved.. Talk to the members of a family
who read the papers, and comparo then
information and intelligence wit!* those
who do not. The difference is bey ond
| comparison.?Jranh Faptr.
aL vJfe & o i
Novkt. Reading Wastes and Ex- i
1IAURT8 THE Sv.Ml'ATllIES OF THE IIkAHT. i
?The theatre and ibc wine cup have !
been justly chawed with entailing sor- 1
row on many a hitherto hnppy fnmilv ; 1
but it. is the solemn conviction of the wri- '
tor, that the novel comes in for its full
sham of Dominions inlhienen ffhllnw 1
that young man who hns been lolling over
the ficticious talc, beliind the count or, or
at his desk, to the domestic circle, and
see whether he meets the glad steps of
his sister as in the days of his childhood ,
he was wont: or whether he returns the
I welcome of his mother with that insrenu- ,
ous smile which most glnddens ji mo- i
ther's heart. Mark the husband who
has sought recreation from the, pages of
romance, and soe whether he enters the
home of his wife and children with a ;
lighter heart or a kindlier greeting. Watch ,
the mother who has been forced to do- .
scend from the ideal world to the prosaic
employment of the needle, and see whether
her heart seems to be in the work.
Look at the daughter who is accustomed
nun uiu nuuiugni lamp, that she mnv ,
pursue the waking dreams; why siN she 1
so languidly by her mother's side ? where i
is the glad voice that would have made j
labor light, or the willing hand to assist i
in that labor? Alas! the thoughts, and j
effections, and sympathies, which should
have been consecrated to making a happy
home, have been wasted on imaginary
sufferings and ideal beauty.
How many a wife owes the averted eye,
and heedless manner, and discourteous
reply, that chill her confiding heart, to
the false sentiments and impressions
which her husbrnd has gathered from
the page of romance! The"wife of his
youth is no longer youth. Disease, and
perchance afflction, have blanohcd her
cheek, and thinned and silvered her locks;
her step is no longer clastic, nor her from
ercct. True, her heart beats with an affection,
if not as romantic, yet more deep
and abiding than when she first listened
to his early vows; but the fountains of
his love have bo often flowed out forward
toward the creations of fancy, that they
have been exhausted, and are dried up.
Trees of India.?Mr. Mncgownn,
i Missionary from China, has sent over to
' the American Institute seeds of the plant
. from which the Chinese make there gross
I cloth?something like silk and linen; the
1 seeds of the tallow tree, from the bcaaics
of which the Chinese mnkc their candles
and the seeds of another tree from the
s herries of which they manufacture lamp
' oil. If .ill'hese seeds grow i".d thrive !
, here, their in; loluo'ion in'o our countrv !
. ...:n v.. -f ?
j vm u'.- vvn u '-mi
i Mimtary Sthi-' Otit or Fuxxck.?The
1 national guard comprises nearly 4,000,000
men, 1,200,000 of whom are with
i muskets; it possesses f>00 guns.
The garde mobile has been reduced
i from 12.000 to 0,000 men,at a saving of
> 7,000,000 francs.
The army consists of 4/il.ooo mmnn.
! dcr arms, and 93,574 horse. It has 10,
405 guns of cvry kind, of which 13,770
arc in bronze, and 5,139 are field pieces.
: The active sailing fleet comprises 10 ships
, of the line, 8 frigates, 18 corvettes, 2 4
! brigs, 12 transports, and 24 light vessels. |
The active steam fleet comprises 14 frit
gates, 13 corvette?, and 34 dcnntch
? boats. The advanced ships and shins in
' ordinnrv consist of 10 ships of the line,
; 15 sailing frigates, 10 steam Hgates, 6
stcum corvcttcs, and 6 mail steamers, j
The navy is manned by 950 officers of all j
ranks, and 28,500 seamen. |
An Outfit,?The Union savs, the col1--i
i?ii - ?
luoior 01 uie port ot San Francisco and his
family have thirty-two horses and fourteen
wagons, each drawn by fix mules?
making in nil, 110 horcs and mules furnished
i>y the Government to transport
him anil his fnmily to their destination!
: It computes the cost of seh'ding out hnn
and the two Indian Agents, one for Salt
Lake and one for Santa Fe, at $75,000.
Cheap as (He Clieayeftt!
Tick subscriber respectfully informs
bis friends and the public generally, that
he is receiving at short intervals a
HANDSOME SELECTION OF
(rl K<M; I3RI12S,
Hardware & Cutlery*
CROCKERY AND GLASS WARE,
(fee. &c. <fec.
All selected expressly for this market and
will be sold positively as cheap as the
cheapest for cash.
S. 11. McFALL.
Pickens C. II., S. C. )
May 18, 1849. J 1 tf
1st divisions. C.#M. f. |
Edokkield C. H., April 30, ?
CAPT. W. B. IOO R, having
1 pointed and commissioned. Aid-do-Q^a^.
' fn \fni Hjtn i * -
w v.v... nitu wia rmBjK
] Major, will be obeyed and rcspec^yjjj
of Maj, Ocn. BoNi^i,
I 'iW w- B. .
i,u,?? ' *2*. j
Would respectfully infoiin his friend*
ind the public generally, thut he has on '
hand a Kink V a hi sty of
MiOAD CLOTHS, CASIMKUKS.
3a1iskta, TWF.EDR, kKSTCCKY jbans, *<\
An Ashoiitmkst ok Rbady-madb
which he will sell cheap for Cash.
The public arc invited to call and examine
hi.s Stock, bofore purchasing elsewhere.
Pickens C. IT., May 2f>, Ifl tO. 2-tf
IV KVLr " riOrtif?
, . -in v n^ * j ; :
Tin: prn^orunnna would respectfully
inform th'-ir frivnds and customers, that
tlifv arc now receiving a fresh supply oi
SPR I NO AND S U M ME K
!)R V OOODS!
Groceries, Hardware, Shoes, Boors,
Hats, Drugs, Medicines, die, Ac.,
which 1hev will soil low for Cash.?Cal
and examine for vonrselve*.
P. <fe E. E. ALEXANDER.
Pickens C. II., 1st June, 1840 3-tf
Look at thfo!
The firm of Thompson <fc Keith having
been dissolved, those indebted to it will
do well to call and settle with
K. M. KEITH.
May 18, 1840. 1 4t
Informs the citizens of the Viiingo, and
District generally, tlmt he is located at
Piekons f! If i!? ? *
.. o..uifc uuh5, ana will
be pleased to furnish, oil those who desire,
with correct likenesses of themselves and
friends. He may be found in the Long
Room over the Store of Benson ?fc Taylor.
Pickens C. H., June 15th 1849. 4?tf
Sow your Dimks and rkai? tour Dollars?A
Penny saved xa a Penny
made. <9981 t
TEN POUNDS good RIO COFFEE
will be given for One Dollar, and other
Goods at, corresponding prices, at the
NEW CHEAP CASH STORE,
picken8 c. ii.
BENSON Si TAYLOR.
TV 1 ? ~ "
I IM'IU u. u., m. I". )
May 18, 1849. j" 1 tf I
BEHSOIV St TAYLOR J
Have just opened a fine stock of NEW
GOODS, in the Store lately occupied by
W. D. Steele, which they respectfully
invite their friends find tW nuhhc to call
and examine before purchasing elsewhere,
I as their obiert is tn **//
| Pickens' C H.,S.C.')
Mny 18,1849. f 1 tf
liooftr Ho Sore You I<eap!
Am. persons are forewv.iret! from trvl i,]K
inp for ".nv or ill of certain notes given '
by mv elf to James II. lleeder, being six
J in number, dated January 8, 1849. The
J fi.st due the 25'h of December. Ift.ift *?
and each of the others due on the same
day of each succeeding year; each given
for seventy one dollars and forty cents
(%71 40), as I do not intend to pay the
same, unless compelled by law,?tha
consideration for which said notes wer?>
given, has in part failed.
THOMAS A. YOW.
May 12,1819. 1 4t
JAMES V. TRIMMIER, i
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
SPARTANBURG, C. II, S. C.
Wn.L practieo in the Courts of Union, \
Spnrtnnburg and Greenville,
All business committed to hia cftro wjll r?cciv e f j
prompt and faithful rvt,t?&tH)#.
HECK ttC &
How n ?-?
T. (M', r y
cMf whoft^fewfttfer, residing in Pick*#a
ftisirict* StaCw.,' on Little River, do here- J
by ftjttefrotfcc of my intention 'to tra<fce- a? v |
attfi to exercise all the- prfcrgfl^^H^npb
Dealer, after the expires
r ?^Sy ft m^ry *k><*ers. i
.! " irn
Vfrom tho subscriber'* *U?bie, J
8. C., on the night of tho
^HHKTBay Horso, with no parrecollected,
flRp*mtrks. Any information res- 1
L jjymmn noreo win oo thankfully rcLfred;
vivl tho nbovc reward will be M
Xr tVt?a delivery of snid horxo to mo,
'tojtf&hev wjth the thief who stole him,
w&ti avidcitco efficient to conviet him.
June 30, 1849. Rj