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"Oil! let roc live 'mid Flowers."
Oh ! let mo live 'mid flowers,
Those sweet and lovely things;
That o'er this vale of sorrows,
Such brightning radiance flings.
Bright slurs in Beauty's coronot,
Their language ull oflovo:
Oh! is there not sweet flowors,
In that bright land above ;
Oh ! let mo die mid flowers,
In evening's cairn decline,
And let tho flowret'i? fragranco?
The evening's breeze refine ;
Let vesper ; sighing z?-phera,
Blow o'or me Flora's bloom :
Then death amid the flowers,
13 robbed of all its gloom.
Oh ! let me sleep mid flowers,
My long and lasting ?;lcep ;
And let their blooming petuls,
My tomb at evening sweep.
And let my silent pillow,
Of roses bright bo mudo;
Sweet violets and for-get-ino-nots,
Upon my bosom laid.
Oh! let me live 'mid flowers,
In my eternal home ;
And o'er their vales and meadows,
Through all their beauties roam.
And when I touch my harp' string.-?,
'Mid those celestial bowers,
I'll sing of him who mado me,
And blessed me with those flower.
From the Boston Daily Times
Hough mid Ready.
TII12 SOLblliR'si STORY.
'Twns in the trench at Vera Cruz,
A group of soldiers lay,
Weary and worn with working
At the guns the live long day,
Their faces were begrimed with sand
And soot from shot and shell
Exploding in the crumbling earth,
For last the missies fell,
Yet cheerily they chatted,
For their hearts with hope beat high,
And they new the hour of victory
Was surely di awing nigh,?
There came a war-worn soldier,
To mingle with the rest?
Thi'vr limit* him welcome to their cheer
And gave him of the best.
He'd served with General Taylor
And they asked him of the man
Who first and last had led the way
To victory in the van ;
On the winding Rio Grande
On the 8th and 9th of May,
Throngh Buena Vista's carnage
And the storm of Monterey.
,i 1 knew him first," the soldier said,
"Among the Everglades,
When we grove the savage red skins
Our bayonets and our blauc3.
I think I hear his cheerful voice;
"On! column 1 steady! steady!'!
So hardy and so prompt was lm
AVe called him Rough and Ready.
"He road upon an old white horse,
And wore a brown surtout?
But oftener, when the ground was deep,
He trudged with us on foot.
The man from whose canteen he drank,
Wa? envied and thought lucky;
He had the brave and kind pood heart
That honored old Kentucky.
"By wounds outworn, I left the field,
But when a new campaign
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Against anoiner loe commenced
I joined thfi ranks again.
'Twas fun alive, boy?, once again
To hear the sabre's clonic,
To see old Rough and Ready ride
His white horse on our flank.
" At Palo Alto, comrades, there
He gave us work to do,
And o'er La Palma's sulphury smoke
His flag triumphant flew.
When from his fire his aid-de camp
Would have the chief retire,
Old Rough and Ready merely said,
'We'll ride a little nigher.'
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~ i uu siiuuiu iiuvc dcru me uiuvuuiu UUy
In the streets of Monterey?
When the cannon swept the plaza,
How he sternly stood at hay.
When shell, and grape, and cannon ball
On their deadly errand went,?
The General seemed a man of steel,
And fire his element.
"And if a wounded soldier
In the streets of Monterey,
ur menu or loe looked up to mm
Imploring whence he lay,
He stooped to wipe the drops of pain,
That dimmed the marble brow, ^
Or proffered from his own canteen
A drink?I see him now.
, " At red Buena Vista
My part i could not bear?
p j But they told me that the brown surtout
And old white horse was there,
j. And well do I believe it,
For the foe stood four to one,
And without ol|d Rough and Beady
How-hfcd the fight been won 1
"l'w worn the sergeant'* chovron
And I may wear it yetBut
old Rough and Ready tells ma
I Brum wear iu? fpauieue?
But in the ranks or out of them.
"To him I'll still prove steady
And long a? I have a tongue to talk
Speak out for Rough and Ready"
So spake this war-worn soldier
To his comrades as they lay
'Neath the breastwork, where they'd serv'd
The guns the live long day.
And their sleepiness and weariness
It fairly chased away,
When ot Rio Grande's hero
Spoke the man from Monterey.
Excoiikacixo Hints.?Do not lm ilis
eouraged, if in the outset of life things do j
not go on smoothly. It seldom happens that
the hopes we cherish for the future are realized.
The path of life appears smooth
and level: hut when we come to travel it,
we find it all up hill, and generally rough
enough. The journey is a laborious one ; i
and, whether poor or wealthy, high or low, I
we shall find it to our disappointment, if wo !
have built on any oilier calculation. To endure
it with as much cherfulness as possible,
and to elbow our way through the great
crowd, "hoping for little, yet striving for
much," is perhaps the best plan. Do not
be discouraged, if occasionally you slip
down by the way, and your neighbor treads
ove you a little ; or, in other words, do not
let a failure or two dishearten you. Accidents
vcill happen, miscalculations will sometimes
be made; things will turnout differently
from our expectations, and we may be sufferers.
It is worth while to remember, that
fortune, is like the skies in April, sometimes
clear and favorable ; and as it would be folly
to despair of again 'seeing the sun, be- '
cause to-day is stormy, so it is unwise to !
sink into despondency when fortune frowns, !
since, in ihc common course of things, she
may surely be expected to smile and smile
and smile again. Do not be discouraged if
you arc deceived in the people of the world ;
they are rotten at the core. From such j
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tedly deceived, and you will naturally feel
sore under such deceptions; but to these
you may become used ; if you fare as other
p ople do, they will loose their novelty before
you grow grey, and you will learn to
trust more cautiously, and examine their
character closely, before you allow great op
Immunities to injure you. Do not be cus- j
couraged under any circumstances. C?o j
steadily forward. Rather consult your own I
conscience than the opinion of men, though j
the latter is not to be disregarded. Be in- !
dustrious, be sober, be honest; dealing in j
perfect kindness with all who come in your
way, exercising a neighbourly and obliging
spirit in all youv intercourse; and if you
do not prosper as rapidly now as some of
your neighbors, depend upon it you will be
at least as happy.
Give Your Boys a Trade.
Franklin says, "lie who has a trade has
nn estate," and never was a more useful
maxim uttered by that man. Many were
the rules of conduct laid down by hiin, and
practised too, through his life, which if followed
by men in all times and ages, would
greatly improve the condition and circumstances
of the multitude. The above saying
is easily understood by all, and applicable
to all professions or pursuits. A great
day will it be for our country when youth
shall be induced or compelled to adopt some
calling, mercantile or what is really mechanical.
And a greater dav* will it be
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when more of ihem shall choose the Jatter
?to become respectable mechanics rattier
than second rale lawyers, or doctors, or divines.
The above remarks were suggested by a
little anecdote we heard lately. A young
man born heir to a large estate, was at the
ageof 15, regularly apprenticed to a respectable
and scientific mechanic, for the purpose
of learning what is sneeringly called
a trade. There was no necessity for such
a step, but the father chose so to dispose
his son, often repealing to him, uhe who
hns a trade has an estate." The young
man became a master, and had the supreme
happiness (and earth can afford none more
perfect) of supporting an aged father by his
skill and industry; for the great fortune to
which he had been born heir was by misfortune
all lost. Moreover, while performing
this sacred duty, his talents, industry,
and integrity, finally won for him both fame
Gen. Taylor's Politics?Question Settled.?The
Democratic Advocate, of Baton
Rouge, (the place of Gen. Taylor's residence,)
which may be supposed of course
well acquainted with Gen. Taylor's opinions
gives the following account of them :
"Our contemporaries are disputing about
Gen. Taylor's politics. There need be no
uiiuv-uiiy uu una |JUIUI . vjieil. 1 iiyiui guvu
his last vote for Gen. Jackson?he would
have voted for Henry Clay, at the late election,
because he personally esteemed and admired
him as a statesman, and because
he was opposed to the annexation of Texas,
on constitutional grounds. Gen. Taylor
says he belongs to no party, but is called a
whig. Gen. T., thought the war with Mexl'pn
pnnlrl nurrkf fr\ linuo Koon on/M'/ln/J
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We are satisfied it is annoying to the old
General to hear of his nomination for the
Presidency. But, of one thing we can assure
our democratic friends, that Gen. T. is
no democrat j and we will say further?we
believe htt would never auk ? nnpstinn in f?r?.
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pointing men to office, as to their politics,
but his measures would not harmonize well
with the late and prssent democratic administration?save
on the tariff!"
Why it There so Much Disease t
Because in numbers of things, we do just
what by our nature we were never Intended
to do.?For example:
1st. Man is intended to draw in freth uir
every time he breathes. Almost all people,
when in their shops, breathe the same air
over again. To show the necessity of allowing
fresh air continually to enter living
rooms, and the bad uir to escape, it may be
staled that every person, during each momontof
his life, destroys a quantity of air
twice as large as himself.
2nd. Man ought to breathe the pure air
every breath. Our sewers and drains are
so bad, that the vapours and foul gasses
rise, and we breathe them.
3rd. Man was intended to take exercise
in the open air every day. Neither his
heart, his stomach and bowels, his skin, his
liver, his lungs, his kidneys, nor his brain
will act rightly, without walking exercisc
every day. Most of us do not get any walk,
or only a very short one, which is scarcely
of any use.
4th. Man is formed to take simple, plain
and wholesome food. He eats all sorts of
things, which not only do him no good, but
harm ; and drinks large quantities of beer,
and spirits and wine, which hurt his stoinack
and take away the proper use of the
5th. I\~ i.n ought to wash himself all over
with w.i 'ery day, so as to eleanse the
pores oft.. else they get stopped up; he
cannot pe* rightly, and his skin cannot
breathe- - lie majority of the people only
wash their hands and laces.
6th Man should wear clean clothes next
to his skin, because the body gives ofTbad
fluids. At present many people wear the
same thing day after day for weeks together.
. 7th. Man was intended to live in the light.
?Many, very many, have scarcely any in
8th. Man, in this climate, must wear
warm clothing. Many have no flannel
and are clad with heavy and useless
The Heathen World.
According to the most accurate recent
calculations, the entire population of the
earth is about one thousand millions ol in
habitants. The following' is as accurate a
destribution of their religious clases as can
well be made, and answers every purpose,
in order to have a practicable view of the
condition of the world:
I Protestants, - 70,000,000
i Roman Caiholicks, - - 130,000,000
| Greek Church, - - 50,000,000
| Armenians and others, - - 8,000,000
I Jews, 6.000,000
i Mahomedans, - - 100,000,000
j Pagans, 030,000,000
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The Christian Journal remarks: "It is
now about forty years since the commencement
of the modern missionary effort.
There are now among the heathen about 2,
000 missionaries; and these occupy nearly
as many stations. In connection with these,
there are 7000 or 8000 native and other salaried
teachers, catechists, helpers, and assistant",
of various kinds, engaged in the offices
of education and religeous instruction.
There are about 200,000 converts in the
Christian communion, and about 230,000
! children and adults belonging to missionj
ary schools. Some 300 or 400 churches,
and 2000 or 3000 schools have been organi
ized. Th? Bible is nrinted in most of thn
dialects of' the children of men. These are
the brief results of what has been done for
the heathen in the period of 1847 years'
Young Men.?The most anxious moment
in the history of a young man, is that
moment when he forsakes the parental roof,
and goes forth into the wide world to seek
a livelihood. The interests of life are
crowded into that period.' The tears of a
mother, the councils of a father, consecrate
that eventful moment.?Awav from old ns
sociates, ho*v npt the former restraints
are to be cast off! The test of principle is
now applied. Jf he holds fast his integrity,
the prayers of his father and mother, rising
oft when the still dews arc falling, will bring
blessings thick as the manna that fell round
the camp of the elect nation, down upon his
path?But if he prove faithless, then will
memory embitter his life, then will his parents
welcome the grave, that they may
hide their dishonour in the dust.
Church Stasistics?The statistics, as
rcccntly published by the Archdishop of
Thessalonica, secretary tc^Tlie Propaganda,
shows that at present, thff C^fholjc Cfturfch
numbers: In Europe, 108 archbishopsT^fiJ^
bishops,and 125,000,000 members; in. America
both North and South, 12 archbi
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suops, ou oisnops, anu zo,uuu,uuu meuiuers;
in Asia, 25 archbishops, 4 bishops, and 1,200,000
members; in Oceanica, 2 archbishop.
5 bishops, and 300.000 members.
Extensive Emigration.?The schemes
for colonizing various portions of the world
which have occupied the English Emigration
Societies have, in a majority of instances,
resulted in. failure. These societies
are now turning their attention almost ex
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clusively to trie united states, i ne lanus
of\ve9tern Virginia are likely to become the
theatre of extensive emigration from England
by substantial farmers.
The State of New York has been divided
into two Roman catholic dioceses, the line
of division being near or at the Hudson.?
Over the Northern, Bishop McCl usky is to
preside, and the diocesan residence is to be
at Albany, where arrangements are making
for the erection of a magnificent Cathe7
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dral, to surpass any other in the Union. I
Tho election has received the sanction of
the ecclesiastical authority at Rome.
A rum puncheon bursted at Blackwell,
below London, lately, and so eager was the
mob to drink the poison which was at the
highest proof, that one man actually had a :
quart of the pure liquor pumped out of his !
stomach. He died, however, in a few t
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a uu v_/iiiviunan vjr.izcue savs mat some
visitants, desiring to be possessed of mementoes
of Harrison's tomb, have defaced
embellishments with which the hands of i
pious veneration have appropriately decorated
Four hundred boys are now engaged J
; at the Arsenal, at Watervliet, near Albany,
; in the preparation ofcartridges. The War
Department have made a requisition of a
million a month.
"Can't I sell you some tongues and some
sounds?" said the keeper of a family grocery,
to a friend who has a wife and a large family
of small children. "No, you can't?I
have tongues and sounds enough at home.
I Although the whale is o tremendous
I animal, yet most people make light of
It is belter for young ladies to occupy
themselves with realities, than to study too
much into the dangerous regions of imagination.
Truth is clothed with white. But a lie
coineth forth clothed in all the colors of the
Gaze not on the marks or blemishes of
others, and ask not how they catne. What
you may speak in secret to your friends, deliver
not before others.
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jl 11111 iv utiiuiu you sjjuuu ; pronounce noi
imperfectly, nor bring out your words too
hastily, but orderly and distinctly.
A person said to his friend, who was learn- j
ing to take snuff, that it was wrong to teach j
one's nose a bad habit, as a man generally j
follows his nose.
Treat with men at fit times about busi- j
ncss, and whisper not in the company of i
When you speak of God or his attributes, !
let it be seriously, in reverence and hon- j
A clear conscience is sometimes sold for i
money, but never bought with it.
People who change, their religion from
reading books of controversy, are not so
much converted as outwitted.
We seldom find people ungrateful as
long as we are in a condition to serve
There is no union between the thoughts,
the words, and actions of the wicked; but
thoughts, words and actions of the good, all
"This can't be brat]" as the mm said
when he pulled up the carrot.
"Jem. you've been drinking?" "No I
hav't, I'vebeen loking at another man drinking;
and it was too much for me."
The State of South Carolina.
in mr KsOum oj common fleas.
Benjamin F. Spikes, who has been arrested, !
and is now confined within the bounds of the
jail ol Abbeville District, by virtue of a writ
of capias ad satisfaciendum, ut the suit of
Wnde S Cothran and James Sproul, having
filed his petition, with a schedule, on oath, of
his whole es'ate and effects, for the purpose of
obtaining the benefit of the Acts of the G<-nera.
Assembly commonly called "the Insolvent
Debtors Act?Public Notice is hereby given
that the petition of the said Benjamin F.
Spikes will be heard and considered in the
Court of Common Pleas to be liolden for Abbeville
District, at Abbeville Court House, on
the third Monday of October next, or on such
other day thereafter as the said Court may
order; and all the creditors of the said Benjamin
F. Spikes are hereby summoned perton*
ally or by attorney to bo und appear then and
there, in the said Court, to shew cause, if nny
they can, why the benefit of the Acts aforesaid
should not be granted to the snid Benjamin
F Spikes, upon his taking the oath, and executing
the assign.nent required by the Acts
?r :a i'm r ixtimtiotam m?t.
uiuicbuiu. j r iji v inuo 1 viit vsiurit.
Clerk's Office, Dec 26, 1846 44 t3mO
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The State of South Carolina.
Thomas M. Finley, and Reuben J. Finley,
"* Nancy A. Fi^b)y by next friend, T.
M. Finley, v. Alexander Hunter, Nancy
Finley, Granville H. Finley and others.
?Bill for Account, Partition, Delivery
of Slaves and Relief.
It appearing to my satisfaction, that Nancy Finley,
Granville H. Finloy, Isaac N. Finley, Robt. OakIcy
and Rhoda his wife, Ahi Deck and Polly Ann
his wife, and Jane K. Finley, Defendant^ in this
case, reside without the limits, of this State: Ordered
that the above named Defendants do appear
and plead, answer or demur, to the said Bill within
three months from the publication of this order, or
Judgment pro confrsso, will bo rendored agains
them. H. A JONES, c.e.a. d.
Commissioner's Office, March 6th, 1847.
March 10. .2 3m
I would refer my friends and clients to John H.
Wilson Esq., with whom I have left my whole business,
and who, during my absence, will give all
na/tsaaavtr infnrmalian a?i#l a a ...u /%
uwwmovuj iiiivtuiiuivu wiu aoDusuauuc lu uiuao wn?
have hitherto ^iven, or who may hereafter bo.desirous
of extending to me their patronage and encouragement
JOHN B. MOlfAGNE.
Dec. 30,1946. 44 tf
BLANKS for Mle at this Office.
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Attention Lower Battalion!
4 There will be a Court Martial
held at Bradley's rid Field on
Suturday the 26th of June, totrv
m all defaulting non-commissioned
/rtSKjril officers and Privates.
The Court will consist of the
Captains E R Mills, PresK
jfiSf I dent?CaptB. S C Sanier, E O
ViLl Ilagiu, and Limits. George PatUw
terson, G. M. Brown.
?By order of 7
Col. M, O. TALMAN.
J. G. Baskins, Adj't.
May 19th 12 tf
COLUMBIA, April 21th, 1847.
GENERAL ORDLit NO. 4.
RICHARD J. MANNING, and CAMPBELL R.
BllYCE, EsquirfH, having been appointed Aidsdc-Camp
to tho Commander-in-Chief, with the
rank of Licutcuant Colonel, will bo obeyed and roHpccted
By order of the Commander-in-chief.
J. W. CANTEY,
Adj't. and Insp'r. General. a?
May 2G. 13 3w
COLUMBIA, 18th May, 1847.
All officers of Militia of this State ordering
elections of officers of the line of whatever
gri.de or rank, or making appointments of officers
of the staff, will report the names of the
officers so elected or appointed to the SecreN
tary of State, who is directed thereupon to
fill up and forward their commissions without
delay, und he is also further directed not to
issue any blank military commission.
All communications addressed to the Secretary
of Slate under this order to be endorsed
The Brigadier Generals, are eliarged with
the extension of this order. I
Bv/order ol the Commander-in-Chief.
f J. W. CANTEY,
Adj't. and Inspt. Gen.
May 19th 12 Cw
Notice to absent Heirs.
Alfred Mouncr, Willis Mounce, and Michael
Lowery and Nancy his wife who reside without
this Stale, and Distributees of \V. D.
Mouncc dfc'd. sre her^hv nntifi?>?l flint ?
Administrator R. G. Goulding will he ready to
settle their portion of the Estate on or before
the 18th June 18)7, and holding their money
in readiness at that time will not be accounta*
ble for interest, longer.
March 18. II G. GOULDING, Adm'r
March 531 5 tt
Notice to absent Heirs &c.
All persons having demands, or owing the
Estate of Israel Smith deceased, will present
them by the first Monday in July next, nt
which time the Estate will be settled and
closed in ih? Ordinary's Office, Abbeville
District S. C., at which time and p!ac*\ the
Heirs, (if any iu this country) will apply /or
their shares of tin* Estntf.
J. T. DUENNaN, Ad'm'r.
April 1st 1847. 7 if
Dr. C. II. KINGSMORE,
Having made arrangemen's to locain in the
Village of Duo West, would respectfully offV-r
liia services ok Pliysicinn, to the citizens of the
Village and adjac>'.nt country.?Office at Mr.
A Iv Pnttons.
Due West, Feb. 16. 51 tf
A Fresh supply of New and Valuable Medicines?among
which are the following:
Dr. Spcncc. xs Vegetable PiJls,
lli'storaIire Jii tiers,
Designed for, and ww.i. cum:, Dyspepsia,
Liver Complaint, Piles, Scrofula, Jaundice,
and all kindred diseases resulting from a disordered
stomach or impure pinto of blood.
l)r. Hull's Worm Lozenges,
Tlin Snf".?ct mnut IT1.ITiuM iv> I innl nlotimnit nrr>?
paration before the public, for the Eradication
of Worms, in Children or Adults.
Hull's Cough Lozenges,
Will Prevent Consumption, and Cure all
eases of Colds, Asthma, Spitting of blood,
pnins in the side, shortness of breath, and all
other Pulmonary Complaints.
Dr. Hull's Fever and Ague Pills.
Well known as a Safe, Certain, and Effect
lual Cure for Fever and Ague, Chills and Fe"?
vcr, Intermittent and all othrr Fevers.
Price reduced to 75 cents per Box
The above Medicines, Fresh and Qenuine,
are for sale by Wardlaw & Dendy, and at the
For certificates of recommendation and
other information concerning the above Medicines,
see future advertisements, also pam-?
phlets which may be obtained of the A?renta?
April 28. 9 1m ' -tLand
4ft The subscriber having deterj^minfd
to romove West, offers for^T^
sale his TRACT of LAND on which ho re*
sides. There is betweon 8 and 900 acres, between
5 and 600 cleared and in excellent repair. On the
plantation ia two excellent settlements?TWO
good TWO-STORY HOUSES at each place? .
Gin houses, screw, and every necessary out-build- f >
ing. The plantation ljes in two and a naif miles of
a good landing on Savannah river. It is presumed
no one would purchase without examination, a* *
such further description ia unnecessary?a bargain "riir
wifrbe given. ROBERT E. BELCHER.
^TXAIrVMVil W AVJlUr|/ HI Rr' '' ?
Of the United States for sale at R.B
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