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| BY ROB'T. A. THOMPSON. PICKCNS COUllT HOUSE, S. C. SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1858. VOL. lXiuM^7?,7,:Li!,.?_.P,,MiV
. \ The Love of GodI.ovc
Tliee!?oh, Thou, the world's eternal Sire!
UW Whose puluce is the v:is( ii.finity;
Time, f|>no?, liciuhi. dentil, oil. (3oil ! :ivo full
Ami sun-eyed sera plis tremble ami admire.
Love Thee !?but thou art girt with vengeful fn e,
And mountains t[U;iUe. and banded nations tiee:
And terror shakes tlie wide unfathomcd sea,
When the heavens rock with Thy tempestuous ire
Oh, Thou !?too vast for thought to comprehend,
That wast ere time?sludt be when time is o'er;
Ages and worlds begin?grow old?and end.
Systems and suns Thy changeless throne before
Commence and close their cycles:?lost I beml
To^arth my prostrate soul, and shudder and
Love Thee !?oh, clad in human lowliness,
In whom each heart its mort.il kindrcil knows;
Our tlesh, OUr form, our tears, our pains, our
1/ A fellow-wanderer o'er earth's wilderness!
Love Thee!?whoso every word but breathes to
Through Thee, from long-sealed lids, glad langunge
The blind their eyes, that laugh with light, unAnd
babes, unchid, thy garment's hem caress.
J see Tlicc?(loomed by bitterest pangs to die,
l*p Ihc sad hill, with willing footsteps move,
Willi scourge, and taunt, and wanton agony;
While tlio cross nods, in hideous gloom above,
Though all?even there?be radiant Deity !
Speechless 1 gaze, and my whole soul is love!
B Sonnet to Summernv
.toll N 11. SANK.
O balmy, hrecxy, beauteous, bounteous summer!
To men and women, little girls and boys.
To hi relit mill lin.uiu it.n>. l? !
v.?uiD|invu uimgClM lllllliy JOyS,
I And art indeed utruly welcome comcr!
Now .stroll in (mature* green, fnt sheep nnd rows.
Now vernnl bladesprepare lor autumn sheaves
And woods (though stationary) take their leaves,
And all politely make their prettiest boughs!
Now the blithe fanner in the early morn
With sturdy step strides o'er the fallow field.
Ami plants in hope that tho' n while concealed,
The grateful harvest may "confess the corn;'' .
And so return him front the fruitful mould,
ijr ma gin ??gnicntc?l l>y a Immlrcd fold !
jHT Letter from B. D. Boyd, Esq.
The. Editor of the Kcottcc Courier : J n
your pnper of the 10th of J une,remarking on
an editorial of the "Newberry Rising
b. Wk . - &$>. ^ri i ?idM
P^Ercrnrn^itton-I.oIc .Side. J^fl
n^iately, however, for t)w>.poor
day after lie had received <Jfl
Mi lesson, there was nmong^fl
IWB^incr a foreign gentleman
I breasted coat, and he wa.^^H
I jiletely a' a stand. I
t side oQim-mttiJ?
Mnj n 111 iTlViTnMTWIllrrrrMifV'ill 'rflWI)I" 'ill11
they flow are known and understood. Hesides
charges arc often made against Hanks
without regard to their truth to punder to
prejudice for mere electioneering purposes. '
1 might he indicted for libel on ;i full dis- !
I ciusurc oi raci.s, ana licre am at a Uisiiclvuntnj^c.
In all cases of alleged guilt it is
generally deemed just, both in law and every-day
life to believe the accutnl innocent
until the contrary is proved and to require
from the accutcrs proof of their charges before
admitting them?not disproof from the
| rtccuttrrf. This just and proper presunip-I
tion of innocence you appear to denv to the '
i ii.iiiivw ucrry iinu as VOll llltcrr'Ml troin j
the discussion, 1 was an "unscrupulous fi- j
naucier," you probably, I'roni tlie drift of :
your remarks the same time and from the
same authority, may have thought such an
aspersion could be made with impunity.? j
Very obvious considerations should have
j dictated to you the propriety of preserving
j a neutral and impartial position in relation
j to such a matter.
I I 1 ? 1 1
v/ui Miowuiugc 01 cacn otner is merely
and only inferential?yours from diaries '
; against inc by others unknown to you, which
| 1 have pronounced false and believe to be '
| malicious?mine of you from your own
words and acts, in cft'cct supporting such 1
chargcs, and the deductions wc may make I
as to each other may or may not be correct. I
I shall not express an opinion as to your !
unscrupuloustiess, but give you the benefit j
! of the presumption "that a chimera in a
j certain sense may he a fact," or he sinoorc- j
| ly conccivod as such, "fur to every ono a !
I thing is (relatively) what it appears to be," i
I hut you should well know that sometimes
a thousand tacts fail to establish a truth.
Some ten weeks after they were made, !
' there was an attempt to prove one of the j
] charges of the (Irand .Jury aeainst the i
I Hank of Newberry ; ami in my examina- ,
j tion of the certificates?, the evidence eon-!
tained in them that at :dl favored it
shown to be insufficient, irrcvalent,
tain of meanin<;, contradietory
; from tli? imputation of maliec,
it did from parties discredited^!
the Hank, and dischargei^j^
years airo, 011 my
Billy Bowlegs and the Florida War.
The air of romanee which attaches to the
native children of our forests, it matters
not to what tribe they may bcloinr, has induced
us to furnish our readers with a
faithful portrait of Billy Bowlegs, the last
King of the cvcrgladi s.
Since 18:!.") tin; 1 luridu 1 ndians ha <? oc- I
cupied a large share of public attention, |
and almost fabulous sums have been ext.cn- j
dod by tlio I'nitcd States (.iovcrmuent in J
a useless endeavor to drive tliciu from their t
island homes among the morasses ami la- [
goons in the interior of the country. The j
first hostilities originated in the opposition
of the Mociisnlriiiiiu u...l /'i : < I
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of the .Seminole nation to tho execution of
the treaty of Payne's Landing. It was
[stipulated in this treaty that the Seminoles
should surrender their lands to the. I nitcd
States and emigrate west of Mississippi, in j
consideration of a certain sum of money t
which \v;is to ho paid them on their arrival
at the banks of the river. About the time 1
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j..v i?ji iiicir removal were
completed, John Hoxt,:m influential Chief, |
who had favored the movement, died, and |
Osceola became the controlling spirit of the i
Macasukians. From that period the minds
of the Macasukians and ot the Setninoles
were inflamed against the whites, and ac
11vi; uuuages occitmc iro(|uent. The most j
disastrous of these was the massacre of Ma- !
jor Dude's command, consisting of two companies
of Artillery, on the LiSth of December,
From the date of this massacre, the wa
was continued under C!en. Clinch,
C.Jen. Call, (len. Caincs, Col. Twiggs,^?
Scott, (Jen. .1 essujt, and Ccm^^gM
to a eui^M
hi end in mere " passional attraction."? I
i'laeh compassed (lie death of a husband !
foi' tlic accomplishment of an unhallowed \
purpose, and in no respcet does the ease
of the savage appear vorse than that of the 1
As the story runs, 1 ?illy pretended to have
received a letter informing him that the |
husband of the pretty squaw was about to >,
betray the Seminole.s to (lie whites, and he 1
at once preferred against him the charge of
being a traitor. The brave indignantly
ccnicd the charge, but !?i!)y showed the
letter whieh he had received, and rend from
it in Knglish the most eonvineing proofs
airainst the euhnit. Tln-i-i niw?n ?!>.. ^n.-.
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bravo questioned I Silly's ability to road.
Hut Hilly replied that he was willing to
have his skill in reading and writing Kn- '
jjiish put to the severest test, and if a letter
which ho would write in the prescMee of j
the chiefs of the, nation were not iu.lttcdintely
understood by the ofiieers of the neighboring
fort, he wouhl himself stand ini- !
penchcd ami allow the prosccution to fall.
And Uillv, with his wicked foresight, |
knew what he \v;\s i.bont. When at the j
Ibrt n few days previously, ho linked
ollieer in charge to write what he wo?l,sh
dictate, and, the officer consenting, he J l J!
written, "1, Hilly Howlcgs, Kinpwn "'vl
>Soinii\olc8, can read aiid v ritr^^^^^^^^^
* iiiauo as ! !
boatmen Billy left with great reluetanc",
lor lie asserts that they would have emigrated
willingly if they could only have been
Billy and his followers arrived at the
(!arracks below tlic city of New Orleans i>n
the 1 Itli instant, on the steamer <! ray ('loud;
ami for a few days the last Kill}* of the I
Kverglades was lionized by the w,llVy.*.
mongers of the Orescent City Hut le),.m",
feated most of the nrranfjcincm < whi
made on his behalf by his continua;X[-'t,i \
enness, and his tendency to bej* v;nii<li<lut<> j
inclined to moderate the admin^'t, at tin; .
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alibis; iiiiil tlu; contest \\??lo lo rcujfl
1 ii.Iijui8,which lasted l??r ",l *1>* jfflj
directly mul iiHliice.tl;,s|n,^^B
of dollars, may now
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11 I complete assortment of uQporior
tiiis us ni\ng- and Summer Goods,
ami ' n^, in of ;t riplcmful vuriotv <>f ,
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