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e the word 'mur
bpl dmeiktr;.uaid; 'H4
Ad.2h is alive.' My heart
e adlears rned from
Afy wife me to) the chain.
reAtheyhad laid 'ty child.
alivestich a state could
d life. Still his eyelids were
rtill his cheeks' even his lips,
iof a ghasd whiteness; still his
4 hItbs were cold and motionless. They
h idndressed him, and my mother
sate in silent grief beside his bed.
When 1 came near, she uncovered his
fair ehest, and placed my hand 'over
hin heart; I felt a thick and lan ruid
beating there, but the- pulse of his
wrist. and temples was scarcely per
ceptible. My mother spoke to me.
'We have examined the poor child, she
said, 'but we find no wound, no bruise,
nani-ks of violence. Whence is this
dreadful stupor? No one can answer
m.' a I can answer you,' I said; 'no
one don answer but mysolf. Iam the
myiderer 'of the child. In my hel.
li go Istrack his blessed head.'
I did not see the face of my wife, or my
mother-as I spoke I hung my head; but
I felt my wife's hand drop from me; I
heard my mother's low heart-breaking
g oan. I looked up, and saw my wife.
She stood before me like a marble figure,
rather than a creature of life; yet her eyes
were fixid on me, and her soul seemed to
look out in their ga ze.-,Oh my husband,
she cried out at length, '1 see plainly in
your face what you suffier. Blessed God,
havemercy, have mercy on him! he suf.
'fr's nore than we all. His punishment
is greater than he can bear!' She flung her 4
arms around my neck: she strove to press
me nearer to her bosom; but I would have
withdrawn myself from her embrace.
'Oh, do not shame me thus, I cried; 're.
member, you must remember that you,
are a mother.' 'I cannot forget that I am
a wife, my husband,' she replied, weep.
ing. 'No, no, I feel for you, and I must
feel with you in this overwhelming afflic
tdog.- My mother had fallen on her i
knees when I declared my guilt; my wife
drew me towards her, and rising up, she a
looked me in the face. ,Henry,' she said,
In a faint, deep voice, 'I have been pray
ing Ab you, for us all. My son, look not
thus from me.' As she was speaking the
surgeon of my household, who had been
absent when they first sent for him, enter.
ed the chamber. My kind mother turn.
ed from me, and-went at once with him to
the bedside of the child. I perceived her <
intention to prevent my encountering the
surgeon. She would have concealed, at
least for a while, her son's disgrace; but
I felt my horrid guilt too deeply to care I
-bout shame. Yet I could not but choose
groan within me, to perceive the good
man's stare, his revolting shudder, while
described minutely the particulars of my
conduct towards my poor child. I saw
him cut away The rich curls, and he poin
ted out to me a slight swvelling beneath]
them; but in vain did ho strive to recover
the lifeless form; his efforts wvere, as those
of my wife and mother had been totally
without success. Fur five days I sat b'y
the bed.uide of my son, wvho remained at
first still in that death-like stupor, but
gradtually a faiint life like animation stole
over hIm; so gradually indeed, that he
opened not his eyes till the 'evenening ofI
the fourth day, and even then he knew us1
not, and noticed nothing. Oh, fewv can
imogine what- my feelings were! How<
my first faint hopes lived again, as the 4
beating of his heart became more fill and
strong; as ho firsit moved the small hand
whicha I held in mine, and at last stretcherd
out his limba.. A fler he huad unclosed his
eyes, he breathed wvitha the soft and regu
lar respiration of a healthy person, and a
then slept for m'mny hours. It was aboutI
noon on the fifih (lay, that he wyoke from I
that sleep. The sun lad shoneo so full into <
the room, that I partly closed the shuater..
to shade is fuce. Some rays of sunshine1
pierced through the crevices of t he slhut.
er, and played upon the coverlid of his
thed. My chid's face was turned towards
me, and!I watched eagerly f'or the first
gleam of expression there. He' looked1
up, and ;hen around him, without moving
lus head. My heart grew sick within
-me, as1behold the smile which played
over his face. He perceived the dancing
sunbeam, and put his finger softly into
the streak of light, and took them away
and smiled again- I spoke to him, and
took his hand in my owvn; hut he had lost
all memory of me, and sawv nothmag in my
face to make him smile. Ho looked dlown
on my trembling hand, and played witha
my fingers; and when he saw the rang
which I wvore he played wvithithat, while
the same idiot smile came back to his va
My mother now lcd me from the
ron, i no longer refused to go. I
felt that it was fit that I should 'corn
mune with my own heart, and in my
chamber to be still.'---They judged right-.
ly in .leaving me to perfects solitude,
The calm of my misery was a change
like happiness to me. A deadness of ~
every faculty, of all thought and feeling
fell on me like repose.-When Jane
came to me I had no thought to perceive
her presence. She took my hands ton- a
derly.wjbin her's, and sat down beside I l
mneon tha'ffor. She lifted up m~y i
hefronbel boards, and supported it c
on:~*1neos. I believe she spoke to I
me many times without my replying. e
At lsg arwd her, and rose up at her e
HiughtI sletthat Pi , t ls
meetned tightened an drw biackstoin
dburnmg eyells th eze day,
[ lay in'the same hot d nW1tionless
Itate, I annot call it r pose.
For days I did not ase, I alloIvF
myself to sink under'thogights of my
lespair. I began to givo every idea of
My mother, one morning came to my,
.hamber. She sat down by my bedside
d spoke to me. I did not, could not,
aro to notice her who spoke, o me.
ly m.ther rose, and walked round to
the other sido of the bed, towards which
my face was turned. There she stdod
%ud spoke again solemuinly 'iry,'
she said, 'I command .you to rise. Dare
you disobey your mother. No more of
this unmanly weakness. I miust not
speak in vain, I have needed to com
mand before. Myson, be yourself.
Ihink of all the claims which this life
as upon you; or rather think of that
Irst claim of Heaven, and let that teach
you to think of other duties and to per
Form them! Starzh your own heart.
Probe it deeply. Shrink not. Know
your real situation in all its bearings.
Dhanged as it is, face it like a man; and
ieek the strength of God to support
rou. I speak the plain truth to you.
Tour child is an idiot. You must an
iwer to God for your crime. You will
>e execrated by mankind, for your hand
itruck the mind's life from him. These
Lre harsh words, but you can bear them
letter than your own confused and
Lgonizing thoughts. Rise up and meet
rour trial. Tell me simply that you
obey me. I will believe you, for you
lever yet have broken your word to me.'
replied immediately, rising up and
laying, 'I do promise to obey you.
ithin this hour I will meet you, de
ermined to know my duties, and to
>erform them by the help of God.'
)hl with what a look did my noble
nother regard me, as I spoke. 'God
trengthen you, and bless you,' she
aid; -I cannot now trust myself to say
nore.' Her voice was feeble and trem
>ing now, her lip quivered, and a bright
Lush spread over thin pale cheek; she
>ent down over me and kissed my fore.
tead, and then departed.
Within an hour from the time when
ny mother left me, I went forth from
fy chamber with a firm step, dete:min
d again to enter upon the performance
f my long neglected duties. I had
lescended the last'step of the grand
taircase, when I heard a laugh in the
iall beyond. I knew there was but
ne who could then laugh so wildly; and
00 well I knew the sound of the voice
vhich broke out in tones of will merri
nent ere the laugh ceased. For some
noments my resolution forsook me.
caught hold of the ballustradge to sup
ort my trembling limbs, and 'repress
~d with a violent effort, the groans
whioh I felt bursting from my heart
.recovered myself and walked into
he hall. In the western oriel winder,
whjich is opposite the doors by which I
ntered, sat my revered: she lifted up
ecr face from the large volume wvhich
ay on her knees, as my step sounded
ecar; she smiled upon me, and looked
Lown again without speaking. I pass
id on, but stopped again to gaze on
hose who now met my sight. In the
entre of the hall 'stood my wife, lean
ng her cheek on her hand. She gazed
ipon her son with a smile, but the tears
11 the while trickled dowvn her face.
afaurice was at her feet, the floor around
dim strowved with playthings, the toys
>f his imfancy which -he had for years
hrown aside but had discorvered that
rery morning; and he turned from one
o the other as if lhe saw them for the
irst time, and looked upon them all as
reasures. An expres3ion of napturouis
tillness played over the boy's features,
t, alas! though nothing hut a fearful
hildishness wais on his face, all the
bhild-like bloom and roundness of his
'ace were gone. The boy now looked
ndeed older by many years. The
miles on his thin lips seemed to strn-.
r1e vainly with languor and heaviness,
ds eyelids were half closed, his cheeks
md lips colorless, his whole form wasted
Iway. My wife come to me and em
>raced me; but Maurice noticed me not
'or many minutes. He looked up at
no then, and, rising from the ground,
valked towards me. I dreaded that
ny mournful appearance would affright
mum, and I stood breathless with nmy
ears. Ho surveyed me from head to
oot, and came close to me, and looked
'p with pleased curiosity in my face,
~nd then whistled as lhe walked back
o his toys, whistled so loudly, that the
brill sound seemed to pierce through
Sunday, August th~e B0th.
I have 'just returned from divine
ervice in tzie chappel attached to my
ouse. While the chaplain was reading
he Psalms, Maurice walked softly
own the aisle and entered my pew.
le stood before me, with his eyes fixed
n my face. Whenever I raised my
Ves, I met that fixed but vacant nae
ae-it soeeed to appeafIo ,itsebm
ed oto as omy, jryeii. Spno;i, aGl
am .da d-fohhikiso.i mistbe
to'All ann a ecting sIghtto see an.idiot,
in the houseif God. It mqst he,a re
buke li.ardbind h4%It hrW s too
cold and careefsAto wborship there, it
iMsY be arebuke. to ..know that .one
hearb isnot unwillit' ,, but en'able to
pray. JitterIyIfe t this J.Iloked
upon my:ebild. He stood before me a
rebuke to all the coldness and carelpa
ness whih hiad eve -mingled ,thli y
prayers. His vacant features seemed
to say, 'You have a mind. whose powers
are not confused- yeo have a heart to
feel, to pray, to' pa d to bless God.
The nieanslof grAcei Vailygived to
you, the hopes of glory are dialy visible
to you. Oh! God, my child stood
before me as a more awful rebuke sent
from Thee. Did not his vacant look
say, 'Look upon the wreck wvhich your
dreadful passions have made?' Think
upon what Iwas? Think upon what I
am? With 'a broken heart I listened
to the words of life; for while Ilistened,
my poor idiot child leaned upon me and
seemed" to listen t6d.'-When 1bofved
my head at the name of Jesus, the poor
boy bowed his. They all knelt down;
butjust then I was lost in the thought
fulness of my despair; my son clasped
my hand, and when I looked round, I
perceived that we alone were standing
in the midst of a congregation. He
looked me earnestly in the face, and
kneeling down,, he tried- to pull, me to
kneel beside him. He seemed to invite
me to pray for him; I did fall on my
knees to pray for him, and for myself;
and I rose up, hoping that for my Sa
viour's sake, my prayers were heard,
and trusting that my heavenly Father
feedeth my helpless childwith spiritual
food that we know not of.
BE EAs.-A Frenchman, who was
totally unacquainted with our language,
being lately introduced to a circle of
young ladies and -gentlemen of Boston,
after the usual coplimonts has passed,
seated himself beside a beautiful young
lady, and being deprived of the satis
faction of conversing with her (his
countenance, however, expressed the
emotion of his heart,) seized her by the
band-she requested him to be easy
which he mistook for the French word
Baisez, (kiss me,) and began kissing
her to the mirth of the whole company.
The consequence was that the ladies
came to an unanimous determination
never to say "be easy' to a Frenchman.
0- The friends of A. R. Brad
ham, Esq., announce him as a can'didate for the
office of Sheriff at the next election.
March 29th, 1849, 24td
0:^We are authorized to
announce MALLY BROGDON, Esq. a
Candidate for theo Office of Sheriff of Sum
ter District, at the next Election.
le-We are autihorized to
announce Col. JOH N C. RHIAME, a candi
~date for the office of Sherifi, at the ensuing
sept. 27, 1849. 48 tf
Or The Friends of R ichard
B. BROWN, announce him as a Candidate
for the Oflicat of Sheriff of Sumter District
at the ensuing Election.
Sept. 20, 1848. 47 tf
OiTVe are authorized to announce Ma1jor
IOHIN BALLARD, as a candidate for
~Sheriff at the ensuing election.
April 26th, 1848. 26 tf
OzrThe friends of Wililin
A. COLCLOUGHI, Esq, announce him as a
candidate for Sheriff at the next Election.
A pril 19, 1848. 25
FOR CL ERK.
(IcY We are authorized to
announce Mr. JOHN 0. DURANTI as a
candidate for the office of Clerk of the Court
at the ensuing election.
Nov. 8 3 tf
Mr. Editor :--Please announc JOHN
D)ARGAN JONES, as a candidate for re
election to the office of Clerk of the Court
for Sumter District, and oblige the
April 26th, 1848. 26 Uf
(y'We are authorized to an
nounce DANIE L HI. RICHIBOUJRG, a can
didate for the office of Clerk at the ensuing
Jan. 20, 1846. 13 tf
FOR TAX COLLECTOR.
(T Wo are authorized to an
nlounce ALEXANDER WATTS, Esq., as
a (1andidate for Tax Collector, of Claremon
county at the ensuing Election,
A fresh assortment of Ladies' white, col'd.
and black Silk Gloveu, for Sale by
May O 27 t.
. 4 _1
formhei 1ti d '~
persong who.mn , soiqt 47W h
ons dieado add ivsh hsis P ijtl
iilgbozbii -Tra~ many g~
State and otliu iof h reseoliy i
ently call on lim, will be atitndid 'ithilril
Many certlfloates mighibe Prodiose J
hape the following may be satisfactory
attn o r b or
Sartervillej 80. -
We underuignled take tis methl of, ori
mending Da.'J"a C-Hroed to the- Ablti
man well worthy:ofpatroage 'in hi i
as a Cancer Doctor. From keneral oe li
fron our own observations'lve havq been aceu-.
tomed to think cancers woro"fdt, thIn 4-Ijpprt
incurable, after having attained ay great age
or size, but we-hayo sesq and- kuown cancers
cured by him-in avery ortTie, *nich seemed
to 'defy all human skilliven'theigigt dffwliloly
drew from feloiders remarks otffear a'nd desplity
hence we gladly-embrace this mode of om
mendinghitetthe oamninitygitinkhf we
shall thereby confer afavor ou monyt and is.
siat the ciuse of hnmanity..,
PmILiP A. I. CAuoN, M. D., Mixinton, N.C.
Jonx N. Bur, M. D.: Woodville, N. C.
'iTuos. 8. oChow.
an, N. C. oua s - -
W. It; 8xu"Sa, Postmaster of Edentis, N.
JotN IIIPr, Newberry Distrii, 8. CS.
W. A. Irre, Newberry District S C. -
I1stjAnizn MRTdrtLL. 50ntetivil i 8. C; o
SAN'L. C. M TCL-L", 8uintevyll e , C. -
SerstE MrTontl, Sufrnterville ,. C..
RKDDtx LAxcsrox, Dalington, 8.0.
..Eavan LANXSTON, Darlington, 8. 0
SA'.. MooIE, Williamnsburg fDi.,8..C.
Jots WiLsoN, D[arlington Dist., S. C.
TiOS. STaKNsonr, Darling ton Dit.. & .
JonN CoUTNEY, Darlington Dist, S. C.
This may certify that ifier trying evei'y ren
edy I could hear of. and trying the piescriptions
of five or six of thi most scientific physicians of
Samterville and Columbia, S.- -C., for the dim
ease of my eye-lid,' which I am fully satisfiod
was cancer, that opinion being strengthoned by
one of the most extensive practitioners of Colum.
hia. I received no permanent relief, and hear
ing of Dr. Hick's skill I th t disease,, I
curedhii aid, and 4l ioW-" ~ ce '%y Ofti
has made a permanent - re of it, -and- thatlin i
the very short time of about eleven weeks.frotb..
the first.application. My case as I hive befors
.tated, was of twelve years, standing,, and of. V
slow but steady progress; and to'tho.o whomiay d
be afflicted with this disease I would say, .try
the Doctor's remedv by all means, for I eanisest..
ly and conscientiouly belie-ve It will succeed 'in
overy case where it : admissible, and the di..
ease not so difilised in the system as to defy any
remedy whutever. .
January 1, 1849.
I take this opportunItj# of tinqgqnolog to the
public that I havi lieen afflicted with' the dai. E
gerous disease cancer, for 'ihe pait six years on
tny uppar lip, and becomting alarmed on acconut
Of the pain it gave ,ne, and of its rapid growth)
I was induced to tpply to physicians for aid, but
I obtained no relief or satisfaction from them,
and gave tip all hopes of ever getting well of it;
but fortunately I saw Dr. J. C. Hick's. notice
in the Columbia Carolinian. I wrote' to hIn
and put myself under his ireatment,ann in sov
en weeks the disease was removed and the sore
healed over. I adviso all who are loboring un..
der this dre idfol disease to apply to him forth
with. JoiN Hirt.
Newberry Didt., S. C., July 17, 1848.
O:'r A 1 persons who may be afilicted
with the dangerous disease, C A N 0 E R,
and are disposed to think this a. humbug, ~
can satisfy thentiselves by addressing a
letter to any or all of' the gentlemen
whose signatures are attached to the
JAS. C. HICKS.
Drugs and Medicines
AT CIIARLESTOiN PitICES. c
Z. .1. DeIXAY, -
J. A. CLEVELAND,
DRUGGIST AND APOTUECARY,
NE A RLY OPPOSITE M'AsoNIC HIA LL, CAnMDEN, s. C.g
Takes this method of informing the Citi
zens of Sumter, Darlington, and the adjacent
country, that he keeps always orn hand, a
fresh atnd well selected stock of
Drugs, Chemicals, Paints, Oils and Dye
StufTh; Window Glass and Putty,
Patent Medicines and Perfumery;
Soaps, Brushes, Combs aind Finnc' Article,,
Embracing every article now used in the
Practice; &c. &c.
All of which will be sold as low as articles of
tho same 1uality can be bought in Charles
toin, ront CASu OR CREDIT.
OiTPhr i-'ians, Planters, and Country Mer
chants ' -o wveil to give me a call before
Z. J. D.
Crutden, Feb. 21, 1849. 17 tf
A CARD. .
The subscriber, having taken, the corner
Store, (known ae Mclmans) would, moist
respectfully, acquaint his old Friend;, and
theo Puiblic at large, that, he will at all times
tako pleasure to accommodate tbcm, In Cut
ting and Making up Garments, in the most
Fashionable and substantial manner.
He will keep constantly oni hand a fresh
and seasonable assortment, of outfitting, f
the latest andl most approved Fashiops, .aiad
hopes, by punctuality. atid his desire to please I
all, he merit a continuance of thnir Pa'trori- I
ago and confidence.
Di.-3. WINN. )
Jan. 15, 1849, 12 tf j
Fresh 'Garden"B8eed, N
For sale at the New Drug Store, by |t
R. 8. MELLAETT, M. D.I
P. 5. The above SEED8 have been tried4
and found genuine.
Bacon and Lard for Sale,
The subscriber has for sale a very large
lot of Bacon and .-.rd, of hts Own: curIng
which ho ofibra for sale low for Cash or goodt
paper. Apply to .RU TN
Fulton, 8. C. May 1, 1849. 27 2m -t
10,000 SEGARIS for Sale by
L. B3. HANK8.
0 ai ilan "&
n0 porun ~Uoig e~o
i0Bi &2T 'GREEN O
MirD igt1and K era Dsc
ce~~~ ~ ~~~ one dorblwCar'aoe;
JOSEP H . E yl
~rad-street Sam., &2,m
At aende s of Ker lan oi
Ui opportun tft sho win toWir utg
iclhsers andFifd Diusntria
LTTANYAT LAW E
Will prac Ice in the Courts of Law, A
uiter, for Darld ngondKiraw dstrict
Gffice ono door Eow Clark'sE
rl prt nershaw udunri
ATTORNE Y -AT-AW,
3road-street,* Camden, &I .C
Attends the Courts h oa n Keliaw, Sti
Clmaster and Fairfield 1itricts.
WiThehacicber take r tis of aw an
qU'1if Fi4f1dbDistrif.: -d
GEGdd t&h G ihEGG,
ill pretice in Kershav idcoutnter, in ad
ition to Rich oua n h
Columbia, lcstJante1a40., toJlj
SUMTER V11E 17 C.
Kore NeW od Rdnjeiie
Mr. iu.-w r Dip Chloroform. i
The subscriber takeieienoth9d ofi
.ping hiq8fr,1Gnds and t ui hath
uiifia*e Ds IUG o REof Dr . A
eyoid *here 4a -wi'ontinupb' the b i
'i do h .I co'. do .Lawns , ambis -M.. i1
'a p i o"n W911414.anhos by'stri#
ftentipn, and constant eavsitoiin pgdi
A merit a contiance L fpthe i t o e
Camden. Feb. 21,184. rn
Vaiforni NHa oos ecie
The't suber ndave -teie aroer fre
to 1, ieDresGods Herritnja, N. y.at
outry do.cona d Lai-d, Cua" ibrN.'O M:
isa e tomer rnd an the Groenfe
o1, M Scmterethate hera, N ill can
outy on and r, elzo N. 0.fect
toEW M dR UG P ST DyEStf
~Vid w Glass id Putty; Fne Soans ai
encey.Article.; all ot..whic'will be so
R. SIDNEY ME LLE'i'T, M.D.
One door west of McoLean's old stand.
P', S. All orders from the country promp
i attended to.
lew Spring Sumer Qoodi
The subscribers have justraceited ar
ire now opening a beautifuol iand ell. a
ected assortment of Goods, suitable f|
he-season. A mong their rico aeleotik
vill be founi-Barages,. Muslins.Ginj
iams arnd every variety "f Calhf'
Jso, for Geritlemen's 'ear saegdri 1
)rab d'F~te's, and Cottonades. Agener
ssortmeni, Cotton God, such . Brow
Bleaphed andacolorld, 'lqmespons~he1
Apyril 11. 24
The aubsoriber dibra .fbr-sale his at
ion, situated between Samtorville atidStit
surg, containing 000 aokes of land; a o
IwellIing House and out.,wldinwh with
ixcellent Grist Mill!th'e Millfouseo
Irat rate repair, haibeen -la lirebuilt
Ln improved plant jb d for custo.
vith a Gin house attahed, runthin'by w
or. 'Any person, wishing to purhe. e
Lpply to u
- CHARLES C. JACKSON.=
Sumter, April 80, 1949.. -27, tf
The Stage will run daily Wrom Sumtlkrell
o the Claremont epton Aqfor tihe I
if March, and wil strt lock in i
norning retting 61ft~ t r'~rn, on the a
ivt of-the. cars in7the-aneobexfrenm
rneton. . , .*'*
P. M. BUTLEJI.,
Sumtorvillea 28tJ Fon. 1849 18..6
rOet * a j",tI,'~~
ppnt a pair,- - p
vhiig at-112 exnts api1ee) i'$ "i' 4
CorcImitations of ~' od
d.4,07'. and lopesog 16#i
infinatiha on hiis art ogv (Ute
mderit- asliareof thei ri' fi~'
M~ D.,,-Pikints 6f allI coors ind deaci&n
and.ready. mixedv for,I'in Iediat ssrt
country~~ ~~~ tact*,oaton '11QrslPp3eA
sonable terms,..' ~ ~ *r
At: &fr.Sargeit'. Cabiet Waredo,~
'and repairs. OrGn retl
any madein -the Steieipose$ ia
Rib, wich~A~ ~gmst, 64, jn.wy r~*
par.We, also use the.8il-P a
- wit eiftbso in anT nge;t~ t, 4aot q~ J
of a Gin., We *-wurtiepluqto-l
W. i~wowoul1ansuiethtI000 I i,
We. ea also prepared.1 t~ivo n
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