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Thursday Morning, March 30, 1855.
"We are pleased to learn that thc proprietor
of the Mercury, -who is now in this city, has
sent oi?t his age--'?, and is making preparations
for the ear'.y reeumption of its publication. We
ni av hope, accordingly, soon to er-joy the ??e.
rosal of that old and long-toed exponent of
South Carolina politics and pVlheiples-politics
and principies only t he more justified in law-by
the expei?ance of the last four jeir?-only thc
mere endettai to us by the griefs and trials
wo have liad to .endure in maintaining them.
Inhospitality aid Patriotism.
We are to'0 that: a foftt-sore soldier, reach
'ing, at night Tai!, thc dwelling of a wealthy
citizen of one ol our upper Districts who is
also a member ot our Stale Squire, was denied
lodgings fer the night, on thc pl-a that there
was sieknern in the family. "We trust that the
wayfarer thus denied will publish tIre name of
tins'pat riotic legisle tor. Per contra: from the
same source ve arc told that a Confederate
lieutenant was lodged ir*est hospitably nt n
North Carolina farmhouse, uot far from Char?
lotte; that while there, ar. t-ged widow of the
same precinct heard of his presence Bud wen!
to see him, when she presented him with a pair
of stockings for. himself,'thirty pair: (all of her
oTn knitting) to be dis<ributed among the sol?
diers, and three dollars in silver-all the sion ev
she had. There was the right spirit, savoring
of the fr.mous old "Hornet's Nos? The inhos?
pitality of the rich Senator would destroy tun
cause-tho mite of the good old wido w may
save ours, in spite .of tho Senator.
GIN. MAXSFIKLD LOVEIX.-We are rejoiced L>
learn that Gen. Lovel! has received li is orders
from Gem Lee, to report immediately fr. Gen.
Johnston for duty in tim field, lt was to nianv
of us fSe most melancholy ?-?glii to behold '.lies
two Generals unemployed in our city-met-e
lookers-on in Vienna-under an enforced dis
peasaJoii of an arbitrary Executive, while their
services wer? so absolutely ( necessary at the
? head of an army. It is well for us, at last;
that the urgency of the necessity compels in
Justice to acknowledge error, and restores in
-Vierit th???e positions of which it lias been SM
.-?og aj.i so cruelly deprived-lucky for us il
Ike afcaemont corees not too late for our safety.
Thr> . Abolitionists in Charleston.
A letter in the New York Tribune shows the
Abt/iiliouisis in Charleston to be in fine fea?
ther. Tjisy have had a dinner, provided' by
Kat. Fuller, and drank to their own delight and
to Hie cor fusion of the rest of the world. They
have had ihe satisfaction of demolishing a
plaster bust of Calhoun. They have written
on the walls of thc 3fcreuri} ornee their noini
naticus for'thc Fr.- Mercy rod Yiee-Vresidet:ey
of the United Stab < in TSdS, the name > of
Wendell Phillips fer the former and Frederick
Douglas- (tho nn?aUo) for tho latter office. It
is only a nop. skip and jump, now, io their
radical d?nouement, and thc progress, termi
nating iu Ibis result, most be quito odorous in
the nostrils of the Northern genlry, if any such
bc left lu the land. Ia connection with this
nomination, by the way, we perceive that a
full-blooded"buck negeo has been presented to
tho Supreme Court as a candidate tbr the
mu.ors of that bar over which, p.iee presided a
Mau-hali. and recently a Taney. How are the
mighty full eu '
The same correspondent of the Tribune re
. puris an amusing seeiie, quite dramatic and
blending. equally the tra-JC and comic, in
which the venerable Mr. Laidler, lille of the
Courier, an'd a United Stales officiel,'in epau?
let tes, vere il:?- ac.ors. ll appears that the
official entered tie Courier office, and rc<iii t ...
the use ol' iii-n. irk and paper. Th ..- were
promptly furnished hy Mr. L.,who isdesc.ib ?1
as exquisitely obsequious. Hui, to lils cousic
na!?rn , reading as thc Yankee win:.-, over his
shoulder, he tend thc orders wide!, declared
the Courier lo he ;:??:cn po ?* .^JJ.-I of by the
United States Government* a With a . brick, h.*
.''Do you mean confiscate my property
su? V-irr, Co?ond, 1 was oppo-cd to uuliifica
tior? in W-.'*."
1 iii.-., -.va- a long ino ago!" was thc answe;
I -i\ thc official, continuing to write.
Sine- th #e learn that whenever seei
since, ??r. !.. h.- . been busy, with his accoun
I book i: m e hand, looking up delinquent sub
I scriber . und a print ci s ??lick in i ?ia other
j lookinc after his office.
j 'i nereis lillie more to rcmarkTin respect t>
this letter in .the Tribune from its Charlestoi
correspondent, il is of the usual strain c
pomposity and inflation-windy and gasean
exceedingly, aud leaving a rather' bad odor <
the bar-room behind it. One thing, howeve'
he speaks rapturously of the mulatto damsel
of Charleston as the loveliest creatures'cf th
world-far lovelier than those of New (??Xrleam
whom he once thought to be perfect in thei
sunny und oriental style of beauty. Such ar
hts raptures, we may take fur granted that
rapid progress "will soon be made i? miscegena?
tion.- We shall need to look closely lo the
columns i>f tue Courier, ;<a- th8 list ol' bridals
between the two races with a Copious detail of
the marriage gifts, the troussera', and' full de?
scription of tba .costumes, aVJEthhopcce ct Bar?
Sauce for the Goose.
The British Government I ns recognized the
imperial Government in Mexico, avowedly be?
cause thc tear was acer in that country, and all
resistance to'the Frcntk bac ceased. It Was ne?
cessary to plead this pretence, to do that, in
behalf.of the French, which the British refused
to do in behalf, of our Confederacy. A-roem?
ber ct.the^British Parliament, however, in
commenting on the Queen's speech, quietly
disposes of this plea, by showing that the Re?
publicans of Mexico ate fighting as fiercely
uow as ever, have never ceased fighting, and
recently have obtained very decided successes.
John Bud's pretexts arc sometimes rather
flimsy; and ssueeing the goose, whiie neglecting
the gander, his policy betrays '-he equivoca*
character of his honesty. But what Hoes Bull
j case alrout character more thai his Cousin
German Jonathan? ?
\ Humors sti'l reach us tending to confirm the
! report'of Joh aston's successes against Sherman,
I of the rout ol the latter, his Hight, and the
:motalfzation of his army. Wc trust that, iii
a few days, the oliiciai telegrams will confirm
tiie grateful tidings.
COSVKKTS.-We are- told thu-., among th?*
tost blatant of th ? converts to Yankee ride
j and principles in Charleston, Mr. Seymour, au
ancient lawyer and sometime' Representative
Iriftu that ilk, has shown "himself as eloquent,
under the ilripcs; and in their behalf, as he
ever was ?.1 tim con:.? of iiie'n?ii?rc. i ll."-sings
on iii.- iijiioeen? h ea vt and musical tongue! Ile
a an ages the stops of the Hu e, a.-. i.' under thc
?rections of Lord Hamlet, and will piny his
tunes in l onsouance with those oj' thc Vicar of
Bray. Bythe-way, what does Tom Moore say
o? Orator Pulf, au I will knot apply'
'Mr. Orator Pud' had two tonesin his voice," ?c.
Seymour was always able to say more on either
side than any of his brother lawyers, and many
of them had a.large and r-eco-mnoJating faculty
of this nature. But, alas! words, words, words!
Vox et preterea niki!. Still, it answers the pur?
pose. Where the moral lacks, the sense is