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T.iE KN'iOlira PLEDGE
rmox THE UKRMAN Or HEUWEUlt.
The tedious night at length bath pusn'd;
Inborn! tohor.-el we'ilridous tat
Ah ever bird did fly.
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ilrtl UUV UIC IliVIIllii^ IUI in v ?i??* ,
Krau Wirthin, oue last goblet fill,
W o*ll drain u ere we die I
Thou youthful grass, why look'at so green}
bcon dyed in blood of mine, 1 ween,
With damask ro?o thou'It vie.
The goblet here! with nword in hand
1 pledge the first, ray fatherland.
Oli! blcss'd for tliee to diel
Again our mailed hands raiRC the cup,
Freedom, to thee wc drink it up.
Low may that coward lie
Who fails to pledge, with heart and hand,
The freedom of our glorious land?
ller Freedom, ere we die 1
Hiii* oiMtrno V.u4 nli f 4l?n rvlnan iu r?lnQf
vui r> ifvn uuv nui vtiv v?v.?u,
The cannon thunder* grasp the spear?
We'll pledge thcui in a wgh.
Now, on the Foe like thunder crashl
We'll bcathe them as a lightning flash,
And conquer, though we die t
[From the South Carolinian.]
Tlicrciea aweet and silver chord.
Entwined around the heart,
That vibrates softly to the word
There is * rapture in tho eye,
A beam direct, from heaven,
When smiles succeed the painful sigh
That nbfcncc e'er has given.
There is a music in tho voice
"Where friends meet whom faith hath riven;
A gleeuome, gladsome, joyous tone,
That founds as if 'twere fre.4? from heaven.
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Of the rosy tmts of even, j
When o'er us no dark cloud Wrs,
But the softest hues of heaven.
When friendt-hip's hand is given;
Ve have visions bright as when
Blissful comes the call to heaven.
Grkkkvill*, S. C.
A MODEL HOG REEVE.
A FUNNY SKETCH.
Years ngo, nnd, for aught we know it |
sun exists, mere was a statute in vogue in
New Hampshire legalizing the annual
election of hog-reeves throughout the
towns in th;.t State. The offico was a
lucrative one in some places, though it
was generally made opprobrious, and the
most obnoxious individuals in the community
were usually selected to till this post.
Some good jokes occurred in vonmio
ways, in connection with the office however.
Farmer Thevow resides in ? *n>n11 town,
above Nashua, and prided him?elf upon
the neatness of his cnttje, the cleanliness
of his fields, the symmetry of his fences,
and the thriftiness of his orchards; hut
farmer T. was a nervous msn, penurous, I
Waking ealv one morning ho discover- j
ed on n sudden, f-om 1 i* ohnmhor window
th*\t four large hogs had broken into a
rice young orchard of his, iust below the
house, and in his usuttl excitable manner,
he hurried on his clothes and made the
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ix-si, oi nis way down to 'Squire Looknharp,
(the hog-reeve was called 'Squire,')
whom he very quickly aroused with bis
v( ciferous complaint.
"Now, 'Squire," he poid, "hurry up.
There** four o* mv neighbor's hogs got
into apple orchard, and 'f you'll
hurry, it'll be a good job for you ; they're
fat ones, an' no mistake '
"Be right strait along," said the 'Sqniro,
who rememhered the details of the law
flating to this sort of seisurc?one hitlf
to the hog-reeve and the other hnlf ?n th*
poor of the town?and, within half nn
hour, he had peaceable possession of four
animals such as the neighborhood couldn't
otherwise boast of I
The seized hogs were quickly slaughtered
by the town official, and were shortly
"hung up to dry" in the 'Squire's
storehouse. Farmer T. righted up his
broken fence, and then repaired to his
Jiuu, wgco 1/imv nil W1W MlUg f|l Uie pig"
pen ; he had no idea that his hogs should
trouble his neighbors?iiot he?when lo!
he found that a board had been forced
from the side of the enclosure, and the
sty was empty!
In the meantime, 'Squire Looksharp
had the seized hogs dressed ; and now he
est for his good wife, who appeared ??t
the storehouse <k>or.
"Betty," said the 'Squire, "the statoof j
pervides, in case of seizure, that one haff
the niffi xIihII crn tn nn' jKo a*V?_ I
? jg o'
er haff to the poor. Now, Iietty, who's
poorer than you are ?"
"Sure enough," aaid the 'flquire'a wife,
obediently, "jure enough ! If anybodyV
poorer'n / am, I'd like to hear about it."
"Well?so I cal'late, Betty. An' thair-,,
fore, one haff these pig* goes to the popK
(that's yeou,) and the other haff, an (faid
afore, goes to the officer?an' that's me /'
and the four bogs soon found their way
into 'Squite Looksharp's pork barrels.
An hour ufterwards, Farmer Thorow
arrived at the 'Squire's, sprang over the
* ?? lmnso. throuiyh the back
kitchen, out again into the yard, where he
encountered tne 'Squire quietly at work.
"I sav, '(Squire?*
"What'n thunder you doin'?"
"Where's the j)igs ?"
"Distribootcd cording to law."
" What r
"Half to the hog-reeve, had to the
"They're mine!" shouted Fanner T.,
half crazed at his loss. " J iioy re mine,
'Squire?broke out o' my pen?''
"You made the complaint yourself."
"An' it's too late, Farmer ; the property's
dewly divided?can't go behind the
The farmer squirmed, threatened to be i
revenged on somebody, at the tirst opiwrtunity;
but seeing bis mistake, at
length returned home, and from that
uay iorwnra nna nu occhsiuu iui ?i numuu t
lesson. lie neverafterwardscomplained 1
of his neighbor's hogs!
Give me u jiiece of your shingle, John
Piowhundle, and let me whittle sticks with
you a short time. Now, good John, sit
down on this Ion bes^le me. You say
you have a good farn^? boys and giiis? j
a good wife, and a pleasant homo, tell me,
then, what yogr \?ork s^hard for?
To get a yuvd living.
Well, your oxen, andf our horses, and
hogs eat that. _ But hagv you no aim or
object beyontt^fou cevfi^nly cannot be ,
so stupid as to^p^for thd^erc pleasure
of animal existence*
trntl irntit in SOUu/hhlO fo
"* # ,vw'" ,v I" %r / " '
your children ?
That is a little bettor, ^ut, John, do ,
you give them a good education now ?
are you giving them all the advantages
which your means will allow 7
Send thetn to schools winters.
Ah, John! just as I expected. You
care more to cultivate your land than the
minds of your children. You cultivate
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your innu wcu oecause you uesirw j^uuu
crops, and you know thai will bring them.
You feed your cattle well, so that they
may mature early. These are only temporary.
But the mind?the immortal
mind?John, which, if properly cultiva
ted, brings forth fruit through all eternity?which
survives worlds, and is a part
of immortality?that you neglect for your
land?for your hogs, your cattle, and horses.
Why, my dear fellow, that fme horse
you rode to town yesterday would send
one of your boys to the academy a whole
year; and how much good that would do
him. How much better he would be prepaied
to discharge the duties of a ciuzen
when they devolve upon him.
You don't see the necessity of so much
education for a fanner. Never went to
any better than a cotntnon school in your,
John, you arc an ass, a downright dolt;
why, man, the world is a great deal wiser
than when you and I were boyB. Then
tlie minister and the lawyer were the
fountains of wisdom. They, with the
doctor, knew it all. We consulted them
on all occasions. They married us, and
made laws for us, and thought for us.
Hut times have changed. The mass begin
to think for themselves. There is
therefore, a gi eater necessity for a more
genenil and thorough education every
?> iiuiu. nu iui met uj iiit'uiuuiiv; 5iiuuiu
hesitate for a moment, but should strain
every nerve to give all his children the
very best education in hi* power. Sow
the good seed bountifully, nnd in due time
it will biing forth an abundant harvest of
honor to your oifspiing in your old age.
But you hare such a larye family.
No matter. If you really try, there
will be no trouble; for the boys, if you
give them liberty, will g*H along with
moderate assistance; and educate them
to be farmers, and marry iarmera girls
for wives. Let. them learn a trade if they
like, but don't think of allowing them to
go into the counting room or a profession.
The farmer's is tlie only truly independent
profession or trade. Don't forget,
John, but think mid do.? Wool Grower.
VALUE OK CORNSTALKd AS
The question is often asked, if cornstalks
are of much value as foduer. We
answer, without fear of contradiction, thftl
if well saved, and properly used, they
are fully equal to the name weight of hay.
Last year we fed three yoke of oxen
on cornstalk.-., with the addition of nu
more feed than we should have used
with the best English hay. Our mode
of preparing them was as follows:
The staJks wtye cut with the ordinary
eyliudricHl machine in pieces of half an
inchan length, and placed in a hogshead;
mree gallons 01 boning water, containing
ottf gill of salt,,jwas thrown upon them, I
and the top o?the cask covered with a
blanket. The steam arising from the hot
water, swelled and softened the cornstalks
to their original size, and when
cold, a little ground feed was thrown up
on them, and thus fed to the cattle. |
The oxen worked lmrd all winter, each i
yoke bunging three loads per day, of ^
more than a ton each, from a distance of ;
three miles, and in the spring they were J
as well conditioned as in the fall.
When corn is raised to he pulled while
green for boiling, (he stalks will contain
m?:ch more saccharine matter than when
suffered to ripen. The stalks should be '
permitted to grow after the corn has been
Cornstalks may be grown for fodder,
with much greater strength than hay,
and entirely capable of supplying food |
for animals without the addition of grain
any kind, and for milch cows, it would be
equal if not superior to any other food, j
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M O rcicr lO IUV meiuuu UVIU|HVU mi.
Webb, of Delaware, for the purpose of
As soon as the ears appear, pinch
Iheni off, and repeat this treatment twice;
ihe consequence will be that the juice of
stalks thus treated will contain as much
sachnrine matter, as that of the sugar
cane; indeed, we knew of one experiment
being made, which gave the juice of
eleven degrees of Beaume, while the
juice of the sugar cane is grown in Louisiana
is but nine degrees of Beaume.?
?*? - * - ? 'il l.
j iiis mocieoi grow11), nowever, wm omy
answer in such districts as from want of ,
maikct, find it. unprofitable to f;ri<e corn
fortheears. When this noise is adopted,
ihe planting should he carlv, for the
stalks will neccssarilv require a hot sun
to cure .hem. If cut too l?te, the sugnv '
contained in the juice will become acid
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uvivi v mi; vwy. iiji/tufiyr 1 wj/vr. j
Different Ways of potno the same '
flu no.?"Prav excuse mo,*' snid a well
dtcssed young man to a young lndy in 4
the second tier of boxes at the theatre,
"I wish to go up stairs and get some re
iiesiunoivs: aon i leave your scat.
A sailor seated in the box near his
sweetheart, and disposed to dn tho snnie
thing, rose and said, '"Harkee, jVoll. I'm
goin^ aloft to wet my whistle; don't fall
overboard, when I'm gone."
"I never la'd a wager in my life; and I
will inform you sir, that I am not a black- .
" Then vou are no betterwns llw r?
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SOUTH CAROLINA INSTITUTE.
For the Promotion of Arts,
The Fibrt Annual Fair of the above
Institute will bo held in harleston, com
mencing on Wednesday, 17th October
next, and continue open during the week.
Specimens of Art, Ingenuity, Mechanical
Skill and Industky of every
description, is solicited for the Exhibition
from all the Southern States, and
Pkemiums will be awarded to those presenting
the best specimens.
As this is tlio first effort made in the
Southern States to advance the Mechanic
Arts, by means of annual Fairs similar to
those that proved bo beneficial to the
Northern Mechanics, the Hoard of Man-1
rt-ivrwct 1 enlinU # !%? *wv
V?ti??v?nj "WHV/U' HIU vu'upuniuuil UI
all who foci an interest in the pros polity of
the South, and appeal to every Mechanic,
Manufacturer, ana all persons engaged
in pursuits of skill and industry of whatever
description, to send some specimen
to this Exhibition, and they hope that
every district in this State and of our
sister States will be represented at the
All those who intend sendincr articles
for exhibition, will please give notice to
L. M. Hatch Chairman Committeec of
Arrangements, at as early a day as i>ossible,
and every specimen sent will be
carefully attended to and returned after
i okhickh8 ok the in8t1tutk.
I Wm. OiiKGo, President.
Wm. Kiukwood, 1st Vice President.
Wm. M. Lawion, 2d Vice President.
E. C. Jonks, Secretary.
! H ft fl'jUlflU 'I MOM ail nf/\ 1
| ... rw. ...Vi wv-l - . V..OMI J/AVT win,
I Joseph alker. G. N. 1 ()i ds, Jr.,
J. H. Taylor, E. W. Edgerto n, . G. De
Saussure, L. M. Hutch, U, D. Carr, K-.
D. Walker, F. J. Porcher. D. N. M'lnto*h,
C. Y. Richardson, Wm, Lebhy.
jj&T The following w a list of Prbmiumh
to be awarded,
For the best Specimen a Silver Medal,
and for the next best a Diploma.
For New Inventions a Gold Modal, at
the discretion of the Committee.
A i^Snln.i ftll ? * 1 1
iiiuwt.-i ?i ??i? mimo nui HillIlCU OCIOW
will be received, and premiums awarded
for the same.
Design Tor Diploma for thu S. C. Institute,
l'ainting in Oil,
Painting in Water Colours,
Miniature Painting, Pc?? Drawing, $pt$'
Pencil Drawing, Crayon .Drawing,
iuuucui vv/umij u^-wii.g t? IHUT^Sj
Rest Press for Piiclfag Cotton,
Best Rice Thrashing Machine,
Best Cotton Oin,bcJt Refrigerator,
Best Plough, Churn, Washing Machine,
Stone Masou'a Work, Carving in Wood.
Carpenter's Work by hand,
Carpenter's Work by Machinery,
Model of a Ship?specimens of
Bout Builders Work, Ship Joiners Work,
Pump and Block Making,
Mill-\\ rights Work, L'oopers >yoik,
Four Wheel Curiiage, Buggie,
Gig or Sulkey, Can or Dray,
Steam Engine, Fire Engine,
Turning in Brass, Iron or Wood,
Casting in Iron or Brass,
Iron Bailing, Fence or Gate Work,
Brass or oppcr Work, Locksmiths work,
hell Hanging and Gunsmiths Work,
Instrument Makers Work,
Lamp-makers and Jewelers Work,
Silversmith Work, Silver Plating;
Die Sinking, Lithography,
Engraving on Steel, Copper or Wood,
Mechanical Dentistry, Cutlery,
Clock and Watch making,
Urnmneixlul iloubC I'ainung,
Ornamental Hign i'ainting,
Cabinet Work, Fancy ranting.
Book Printing, Fancy binding,
Kulcd and buund Ledger,
Jruper, oiue 01 ooio juicutuer,
Side ul Harness Leather,
Call fcjkin, di essed lor boots,
iJuggle or Sulkoy Harness,
Carl, or Dray Harness, Hiding Saddle,
Beaver or bilk Hut, Cloth Cap,
Militaiy or Hremans Cap,
Pair ol Boots, pair of Shoes,
Pair ot L;iidies Gaiters,
Pair of Ladies Slippers,
Tailoring, Umbrella or Parasol,
Hair Diessers Work, Gilding,
Stucco Work, Modeling in iTaster,
Tin Work, Plumbing,
Basket or Wicker Work, Wooden Ware,
Dyeing in Wool, Silk or Cotton,
Upholsters Work, Mantau Making,
Milinery, Shirt Making, Quilt,
J*nbroid?ry in Gold or Silver,
Embroidery in Silk or Worsted,
a : i L i
Raw Silk, not less than 1-2 lb.
Weaving, Hand l^oom,
Weaving Power Loom,
Specimen of Cotton Yam,
Pair Knitted Stockings, Socks or Gloves
G imp, Fringe and Ornamental Weaving
Coach Lace, Confectionary,
Re lined Loaf Sugar, Pottery, Glass,
Wrought JXnils, (,+ruy Bricks,
Press bricks, Five Jbiicks,
Tallow, Sperm or Wax Candles,
Soda "Yater, Cake Making,
Starch, Flour, Cheese,
Butter, for winter use, notices than 10 lbt.
Turpentine, manufactured, Soap,
Manufactured iron, Cut Mails,
June au, io4if.
A MAGAZINE FOR GIRLS AND BOYS.
ISSUED IN MONTHLY NUMBERS OF
32 PAGES, ILLUSTRATED WIT1I
ENGRAVINGS, AT THE LOW
$1 per milium-it* aavancc:
'E'liK Publisher of Richards' Weekly
Gazette announces that he issued the
tirst number of the above work lust January.
with a view of affording to the Boys
and Girls of the South a journal of their
own, in which instruction and amusement
shall be happily blended.
The School/ellow contains articles, both
original and selected, from many pens
that have written charmingly lor the
young. We will mention the names of
' Marv Howittv Miss Sedurwiuk. Potpr Pur.
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ley, iss Mcintosh, Mrs. Oilman, Mrs.
Joseph . Nciil, Mary E. Lee, Miss Barber,
and many others might be ndded.
Many of the articles in The SchooljeUovo
are beautifully illustrated, and the twelve
numbers of one year make two volumes
ot nearly 400 pages and one hundred engravings,
of which, every boy and girl
who may own it may be proud.
Terms.?1. Each number contains 32
pages, and at least H engravings, and is
ls^und on tho first of every month. 2.
i'hc suosciiption juice is OnelMlara
year, in advance, 'io lubs: 5 copied toit
one addicts, $4 ; 10 do., $8 ; 20 do., IU5.
There are nuiny schools in which
at least twenty ccpiea may be taken, as
U- ! - ~ - . - ?? ? *
jit; jjricc 10 cucu one win De only skvbntV-HVK
ommunications must be post-paid and
Twt Schoolfellow, Athens, Qa.
" i rivK Di:r.\KTM!:vrr~
Joly 11, 1840.
Alrfli Communications addressed to
His Excellency, Governor SEA BROOK,
should be directed to Columbia, until the
B. T. WATTS,
. *.,; tv * 'm '
1 1 1 .* ?? " . -J +
Is hereby given that application will
be mado to the next Legiftlatuk-e for an
Act incorporating the Village of Pickensville.
August 11. 1810. 12-3 m.
Ill I I
-or- rj I
RICHARDS' 4 |gp
a new and much enlarged MB
series of the "Southern Literary Gazette," j
?the only weekly Journal, South of the.
Potomac, devoted to literature and the
Arts in general?and designed for tho
The Proprietor begs leave to announce
that, on Saturday, the 6th of May, he
issued the first number, for the second
year, of this f onular and well established .
paper,?the name nnd form of which he j 1
has changed, to enlarge the scope of its
observation, and to otherwise Increase its
Less exclusively devoted, than hereto- 1 I
Literature, the Arts, and Sciet)ccs, \H
it will be the aim of its Piopiietor to
niiike it, in every respect,
a K (i i'yj n iivnyiu W
as oh<jm is the chiipe^t, and as grood as
lm limt I" ITHorlu iliccfirrlinw tlin nntinn H
that a Sou'hom journal cannot compete
with the Northern weeklies, in chenpness
H ARI)S' WEEKLY GAZETTE
slmll be equal, in mechanical execution
to any of them, nnd, in the variety, fresh
ncss and value of its contents, second to
none. IK''field will be the world, and
t will contain, in its ample folds
.QSwiV? r\f T^nnillar 7i)Airr?attn\i
Especial attention will be paid to the subject
SCHOLA8T1C AND DOMESTIC EDUCATION.,
Numerous articles, original and Felcctod
from the best sources, will be published
AORICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE,
nnd these departments, us, indeed, all
others, will be frequp.rtlr
l/fiiJtmtfid irifh Ilr<nrnf iifa '
Every number will contain. careful and
copious summaries of tho latest.
J Ci 1 2 ND DOMESTIC
in Commercial, Civil, Political, and tficc'*
siastical Affairs. At the same time there
shall be nothing in its columns that can
be considered either Partisan or Sectarian.
The following distinguished writer ft
will bontribute to the Journal:
Wm. Gilmort Simms, LL. D..
Hon. Robert M. Charlton,
J. M. Isegare,
T. Addison Richards, Esq.. I
Hon. B. F. Porter, I
Henry R. Jackson, Esq.,
I Mrs. Caroline Lee Hentz,
Mrs. Joseph C. Neul, I
I Mrs. William C. Richards, 1
Mrs. E. F. Elicit,
Miss Mary E. Lee,
Miss Mary bates,
Mrs. . W. DuBose,
Miss C. W. Barber,
besides many others, whose names are
highly esteemed in the "World -of Letters/
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Of ton for - - 15 00
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Of twenty for -------- 25 00
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WM. C. HI A ARDS,
JAMES ttEOK ?,
Would respectfully inform his friends A,
and thft public jTCneraUy, thai he has on
hand a Fin*, Variety of
BROAD CLOTHS, CASIMERE8,
Satinets, Tweeds, Kentucky Jeans, ao
w a f OA
Aw Assortment ok Ready-mads 4
CLOTHING, *$' '
which he will sell cheap for Cash.
The public are invited to call and ex,,
amine his Stock, before purchasing eUe*
Pickens0. H Ma> 25, 1849.^".,
si:?i^irv? OFF AT cost?
The undersigned, finding themselves
under the necessity of re-covering and
otherwise repairing their Store, have determined
to sell off at cost th? large
Stock of Goods which they h&ye on hand,
consisting of every description of
Hardware, Cutlery, Orocftortf,
Glasstoare?Drugs it' Medicines,
Boots, Shoes, Saddle*, Bridles <
And . fulUu^ly of
>: . n^n r. wwuAwa.
Snlubrity, So. CAu#. 25,1819.
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