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DEVOTED TO SOUTHERN RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY 7 h, LITERATURE, AGRICULTURE, SCIENCE ND THE ARTS.
WILLIAM LEWIS -
-JOHN S. RJICIIARDSON, Ji., PROPRIETORS. r u
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FIRST PRIZE 'ITALE.
JYICIRA E L ALLSCOT ;
-ont
TIIE SHIOT IN TUIJE.
A STORY OF MARION'S MEN.
BY J. W. ElV IN.
CHAPTE-R 1.
"Our fortress is the good greenwood,
Our tent the cypress tree ;
We know the forest 'round us,
Never fear for me, captain !" was
the light and careless reply of Michael
Allseot, as he reined in tar a moment
lis noble steed on the banks of' the
Black River, a few miles below the
spot where Kingstree nlow stands, for
t parting word with his companion:
"Never fe'al"r thme; at fortnlighit
atmong mny old friends ai.d I will return
to our camp inl the greenwood safe,
sound and ready for duty. True, it is
an ugly tite fir a rebel like nys!f
as the epauletted millions of Kiug
George call me-to venture out ofour
fastness in the swamp. I he cravena
hearted tories are swarming through
the country, and that last blow we
struck them at Black Mings, has by
no means appeased their rage ; but if
a strong armti, a cautiots head and a
bold heart, can aecolplish aught. trust
ie to come out safely."
" Mike, I know you too well," re.
plied his comrade, in the same gay
tune. " You are the gl catest dare.
devil in the brigade. Trust you ? On
mny life, I would as soon trust, a callow
gosling to mtake its way in the world
without the safe watehfulness of iuoth.
er goose. I give you up, Alike, to
your manifest, destiny, and will report
at the camp in due time that you lave
been swung up in the usual style by
the rascally tories."
" Vell, be it so, eaptain, since you
will,' responded Mike laughing, "but
pray God that it maty be in any other
than the usual style. I have exceed.
ingly nice sensibilities, and trust I may
t, like poor Calwert, and many oth
er f our comrades, be hung upon a
rouog diM'rtpe vine. I trust, however,
to fall intW, gentler hands than those
of the tories,'
Well, Mike," eplie1 Captain Can
yers, his cominau r:and .rie ii, --I mam
loth to loose s active a: :ielee.t
but. since you will ',rterm your neck
in danger, the fire lface aiu I brighat ayes
of Dora Sinigleton defenid yout!"
"A men !"' responded Michatl light-.
ly. "WVhat would I not give,' lie coin
tinued in a graver' tone, " to see the
end ofl this bloody atnd harassing war!
Were you ever ini Jove, captain,' lie
asked int a, lighter tone.
" Ay, Michael, but the grave is be
tweent us now,' answered Conyers, in a
grave and Sad~dened tone, while a cloud
camne over his brow.
" Two short yeats of' wedded hap
piness, spent mostly in the pr'ivations
and hai dships of thec camp, with brief
and stolen interviewvs with one of' the
loveliest and best of her sex. anud I
was left alone, heartless, hopele'ss and
comnfortless as now. You have known
Ine Jong, Mike; yott havi hiain by my
side in the bivouac, and gone shoulder
to shotulder wvith mec to the charge, but
yotu little know what wasting and con.
sunmig thoughts go -with mne wherever
I go. You know tne too well to dottbt
- my courage or any honor, yet there
-haive beea nmomnents whena I would
have bartered away all-ay', even the
hope of' muy country's intdependentce
fu4rt peace, and the blessing of tmy own
Jovdid firesi-le. It is a painaful, ay, it is
-a hert-rending sacrifice, to turn away
as5 Iiavu fromi the~ domestic hearth,
4tallowed and endeared by fond and
islimust sniered a~sociations of' the camp
*sad endure the panigs ot absence, with
t(le hopei of' makinag outr couta'y f'ret..
S(ud grunt that thtose who oome after
n iy failhull j'dufend that independ.
T 1&' a at thme price of'
a totge
. ie."A edde
bitter it is to turn away from the fair
face of a loving wife, and undergo the
agony ofra long separation, perhaps an
everlasting one. The last time I visit
ed my home, oh ! how the memory of
it clings to inc now ! The very sun.
light as it came down from heaven
seemed to fall around my homestead
with a softer light than elsewhre.
My life was like a dream of boyhood
realized. But the summons came to
part, and more reluctantly than ever I
tore myself away. Sad and gloomy
presentiinents filled thu heart of both t
of us. A las ! we met no more on
earth ! Three months from that time
having solicited a furlough, I sped I
homewards with joyful anticipations. l
I found my house in ashes, my children I
iotherless, my fond, my gentle wife
slept the long sleep that knows no 1
waking ! Dri ven from her burning
house on a cold night of rain and wii- i
ter, after having given birth to iy
voungest child, she was seized wvith a
levcr that carried her to her grave.- t
She died-died calling upon my name
-died clinging to the last to a hope
that I would vet stand beside her anid
hear her last prayer and close her eyes I
in peace. I found lily children-too,
young to know their loss-houseless, a
dependants, upon the charity of stran- t
gers. Think you that I can forgive c
those wrongs--that they can be blot- r
ted frum mny brain, or cease to burn 3
or rankle in iny heart ? Think you I
that a wife so kind, so gentle, whose I
love was t h ,"g.h".
ed to dwell, can so soon be forgotten ? T
As God heis me, I will not rest until (
my sword is red with the blood ofher t
destroyer !" t
Never before had Allscot scen Con- d
yers so completely master,*"l by fierce s
aid vindictive passion. i is bosom
heaved with tumultLous emotions, and (
his fiaie becaaine livid with rage, while d
his dark eye gleamed like a diamond. a
His voice grew Hoarse and hollow, and b
his titteranceu was elikel by the ea;er
nress with which hI panted for evenge.
Aliseot looked upon him with senti
ments approaching to awe while the a
storm of passion shook his fraie and
fixed its inipression upon his features. I
Ordinarily as playful in tenl er as a i
child, and of a gay and cheerful dispo- a
sition that aproximated to levity, one t
woul scarcely have dreamed that be- a
neath se quiet and gentle an exterior s
there slumbered deep and volcanic s
pasiiuns. Usually his features wore a
an almost enminine sofiness and geni
tleness of expression. Even in the a
wild and bloody melee, where the most i
inlhumm passions are called into exer- t
Vise, his features bore no trace of cru
el or vindictive feelings. His dark,
bold, lustrous eyes, fringed by long f
slatering lashes, mum ls indeed flash I
with a somiewhat intenser light in fball {
View of the conflict, but his inely chis- f
eled features were as inexpressive of s
rerocity, and as unmoved by angry I
emllotions, as the calhn marble fresh
from the hands of the sculptor. i
Capt. James Conyers, to whose c
comnpany of dragoons Michael !..t. a
was attached, was one of that bane of r
partisan leaders by whose skill, energy
and imvimeible firunness, the country t
was redeemed from the yoke of the t
invader. llis generosity and kindness 11
of heart, with his reckless and almaot z
lesperate exhibitions of coura', . hal t
r'ideed him the darling -\.r .i.s _
Brigade" nme which w.. applied
to the bold : Ilowers a the M y parti.
san, whether their number's amounted t
to ten or a thousand men. In thos5e
mioments of gloom anid desponideicc
when the sufferings and destitution of
their families, joinied to their own pri.
vafions andl toils, caused the stout
hearts of lihe soldiers to sink in dismayc
he stood forth as thme Imnistering angel
of the camp, and infused into their de. t
spondemit souls the courage and the
mnvmncible firmness and spir.it which I
shone on his own unclouded brow.
,A bold and dashiing soldier, shrink. t
img from no danger or toil, coyfident
and sanguine wh'len others around him
wcrc almost driven to despair, ever
foremost in the fiamy an~d last in theo e
retreat, he wvon the heart of every sol- t
dier in the "brigade," and was regard-.
ed as the right hand of the army. A
dextrous and fonrless horseman, scaree- I
ly equalled iindeed by the sanguinary
Tfariton, in this manly accomplishment, I
his position as captain of the dragoonsC
gave hin amplle onpportunity to display
to "the brigade" his qualities to the I
best advanitagre; and often when de.
feat seemed inevitable, and the battle
appeared lost beyond redemption,
from sonme unexpected quarter of the
field lie burst ini view with his troop
following at his heels, and bore down
with his undaunted troopers like' aj
hurricane upon the enemy, and by a<
single reckless and impetuous charge I
broke their serried ranks, and in a mo
ment retrieved the fortunes of the day.
Well known among the minions of the
flritisli King as "tlie handsome horse.
mngn1" his territ6 dring ca'sedith
enejnny to quamke at 'yhtee tehe
t1:de Ih appearatice, T ae thi~he
the partisan brigade, his heart was a
stranger to fear, and his reputation to
reproach. Such was the man whose
lips had just uttered a solemn oath to
the death ofan enemy who had wrong.
ed him beyond forgiveness.
" And who is he, captain,' asked
Allseot in astonishment. "As I live
I will labor with you unceasingly to
hunt him from the fice of the earth.'
Have you not heard of him?' ask.
Ad Conyers, while his voice grew yet
more hoarse with emotion. "have you
iot heard of that bloody renegade,
Robert Harrison, whose name is a by
svord of cruel and hellish deeds ! But
cave him to mc. Should you ever
>ehold him, spare him for that certain
our of reckoning with me which shall
urely come. My heart tells me that
have not long to live, that I must
oon gloriously fall in the service of'
ny country ; but I feel a presentiment
vith mie, strong and unshaken, that I
hall not sink into that welcome rest
o which I go, before my hand has
truck down that fiend in human form,
vho has made me the heartless mourn.
r that I sin. Twice have I sought
in out in battle, and twice has he
scaped ny sword; but when we meet
,gain, there is something in my heart
hat tells me he shall die. The hope
f that hour has sustained inc until
ow. But for this, and the tender
'cars of my children, that claim a
ether's care acid pretection, I would
ong sir:, have laid down a li e which
ii u ": e;r a . "J t -a -a " . 'I"
like. I shall detain you no longer.
od guard you, and restore you safely
o the camp. Bewary. be vigilant, and
brow not yourself into the way of
anger. Farewell, my brave boy, 1
hall feel ill at case until you return.'
Pressing the hand of his comrade,
.one ers turned his horse's head and
eparted. Michael paused and gazed
titer him as he rude away, bearing
iselt proudly on his bounding char
er, , t ougah no ravening sorrow flew
ith Li .l ot his course.
Alas ! poor Conyers, nu'tered he
s he turned to leave the spot. "As
eitle as the dove, but as brave as the
on; the smile of Eden is ever upon
is brow, while its serpent is gnawing
t his heart." Thus soliloquizing, he
irned away with a saddened brow,
rid proceeded at a quiet pace until ih
ad cleared the crazy bridge that.
panned the river, and picked his way
long the rotten ani broken cousewav
hich led tlhrough the oozy swamp;
aid then giving the rein to his horse,
e plunged into the long dense forest
irough which his route lay.
It was already past the hour of noon
then he separated from Conyers, and
aring lest, night should overtake hime
etore he reached the end of his jour
ey, he permitted his noble steed to
measure over the ground with rapid
trides. Iie had not gone flr, however
eforc the heavens gave tokens of ap
roachting storm, by signs which might
ideed have passed unnoticed by a
areless observer, but which oni so
tte'itive as Michael could not but
dark and interpret aright. Tho wind
hich had slept for the last twenty.
>,ur hours, began to spring up froii
be east in .;bort fitful pullh, and casting
is glani. : tO the westward, a dull pha.
y at!amphetre just upon the horizon
aughat him er ue many hours shotild
lapse to louok for oneC of those violent
ales to which the southernm country is
o subject. abhout, the incoming of au
umna. Mean time thec declinaing suan
mss kinadling up one.haalf the heavens,
"Nt irai norahtran climets obscurely bright.
Butn ini one cloudlessi blaze of glorious light."
lBut aaccus~tom1ed as he was to all the
igns of' the heavens, the deceitf'ul glare
I the burnuing sun dhid not lead htium to
rr ia hais prognostications. Anxious
oreach his journey's cnd before thec
ntice pated stormu shaould burst upon
iam, he chaeked not the speed of his
villinag hio'se but suffered h'm, uncheack
d by the rein noiselessly anij fleetly to
cud along the narrow bridle path that
round through the forest.
The eye of the brave young trooper
;rewv brighat, and p~leasanat fancios nies
led around his heart, as lhe hastened
way fromt the toil anid confinement
if the camp, to meet or~ee more the
'cantiful and idolized Dora Singleton.
Lovely indeed wais the maiden whose
cart followed the yotng soldier to the
amp,_and whose joyful smile welcom-.
d hit. glad returnings. A dark-haired,
>lack-eyed creature, of scarcely the
nedium height, with a complexion pale
'et wondrously fair and tranlsparent,
md a form of more than ordinary grace
mid of exquisite proportionts, she was
he very being to bring a host of lovers
o her feect. Cordial in her manners,
roud, vivacious, and with that dashi
>f' coquetry in her nature from which
to really beautiful woman is wvholly
~xemnpt, the sphere in ~ wh she miov
ad wasa delightful, yet a d.angerous
~entre of attraction.
Her father dying whon she was a
here-chld,. her mother, contracted a
9 i~~rmaal n ~ tQ 'wh
and at the age of twelve years Dora
was left to the guardianship of a moo
dy and unsocial step-fiitlcr, with whom
she continued to reside up to the date
of our story. Inheriting- from her
father an ample and even a splendid
fortune, yet without relatives or friends
in whose sy mpathy she could confide,
the beautiful woman, now in her twen
tieth year, felt all that utter isolation
and loneliness of heart so painful to
even the manly a'rl selfdependent,
but especially so to a warm hearted
and sympathising w'n*u. 'i whose heart
yearned for the fricnr-b ' md afl'ee
tionate companionship '.r sex, even
as the dying gaizelle -u the sultry
desert lo:ngs for the I , ng fountain
and the grateful sht.i The mode
:mnd circumstances o ': life had
however, impressed upojn her charac
ter sormewhat of the n ou!- and gener
ous traits of the heroine. Naturally
of a proud, though gentle spirit, her
very habits of' seelusio in, which in an
other might have produced painful
diflidence and timidity, had added
strength and selfreliance to her cha.
racter.
IIcr sorrows, poor creature, had of'
late been greatly multiplied by the
distractions which ensued from the
contest with the mother country.
Entering with all the ardor of a hero.
inc into the feelings and sentiments of'
the patriotic and old detfeniers of'
libel ty, so son as she could compre.
rend the principles upon which they
I.; - ti; . ... '' :...: v lv ... . I
coil,. try, she unfortunmtel', encounter
ed the bitter oppjJositio: f Isaac \Vhar
toni, her step-flither, w,. th ougmh de-ir.
ous of remaining neutrad in th.- cus
vet. at heart favored the cause of the
royalists, and ridiculed and denouna.l
what he considered the filly and crime
of the Whigs in eatering into a contest
with the mother country. The undis
-uise.d se iii nients of hi fair step
aaugter, who openly repsieedu at every
discomfiture of the Uritis; arna but
increasear his di. ikim anud It ;tre.. to the
cause of indepen'Jenieo. (n all occa
sinus, even in the presence of hritikh
olficers themnselves, she feiarlcsly' and
warnly espoused the cau-c t her
countrymen, to the great mortification
of Isaac W harton, an imperious and
overbearing man, wihl) could not enduie
such inllexibile Opposition in a memib'er
of his own household.
The visits of Michael to his house
had long sine; been forbidden, and
latterlyf he had tet. his betrothed only
by stealth, sometiines at the house of
a friend, and at others in the open
greenwood-alhways app'rizimg her of
his presene in the neighborhood by
sonic preconcerted signal which sh'e
readily recognised. Many a stolen
interview had taken place between
them, little suspected by her ungia
cious step-lather, who little dreamed of'
the artifiees to which lovers will resort
to elude the vigilance of those who
would sunder them forever.
Michael well knew how anxiously
Dora longed for his coining, and what.
ever dangers beset his w ay, lie seldom
filed to hasten to her side, when the
pmblic service permitted his absence
from the caup. .Soietimiies his si"
nal greeted her ears from the forest
near her dwelling, when the stul had
but a few hours courernceld its imorn
ing course, and again when it had sunk
to rest, and the stars oh'f heaven were
shiing brightly in the il.imiita ble vault
some iiotc ttlei'cd f'r'on afir, uni'e
gai'ded anid uiroCognized save by
hmerself, would cause hier Young heart
to flutter with that strange sensation
of' delight, only fetlt by those who
have loved passionrate'ly, and only to be
expei'ienced by them w~hren after a long
absence a husband or' a lover returirs
to repay thiem for' the Iong vigil of'
love.0
Th'Ie suni was within an hour of his
setting, when'r the line of' hazy vapor
which hrad long Iaiiinmotionless on thre
horizon beganr to grow dark arid dense
ais it loomed uip f'eartully in the dis
tance, anid the wind, which had lulled
f'or nearly an hiour, argaiin sp~irang up;
but. this timne f'romi the thunder cloud
mi the west, in fitful blasts, now suir
charged with vapor, and~ now hot and
suiphur-ous as thre re'eking breath of' a
volcano. T.he mru ttered thunder began
to groan aind growl in the west fearful.
ly and deep, and with its wings wide
spread, the cloud r'ode wildly down
upon the gale, turning day into night
as its black shadow roiled over the
earth. In ant instant all natture wasB
mmngled in conf'usion. The sheeted
lightmings glimmered aud flashed
meedssant~ly; .the -deep toned thunder.
shook the earth with its terrific tonguec
and thre tall trees of thme forecst bent,
shivered arid snapped in thme gale-the
crash of' their f'all swvallowed up and
lost in the louder thunders of thne bel
lowing storm.
As accustomed as Michael had
been to scenes of peniil and danger, a
feeling of superstitious Ive camee9ver
him, anid he felt like a frail and gelp.
loygtereatyer of ihfd'ug in'tWn Cn
............1'
a scene. The narrow pathway along
which he rode stretehed away through
a dense pine forest, and on every side
the tall trees were broken and scatter.
ed around him like stubble before the
wind.
(TO BE CONTINUED)
From the Star Spangled Banner.
IIYPOCllONDRIACISM :
A NOVEL CURE FOR IT.
BY K. M. CARLETON.
" Good morning, friend Carter, how
is your wife, this morning?"
" Bad as ever. I am most discour
aged, I assure you."
"Do you still have a physician?"
Yes, but he can do nothing for her."
But what dces he say?"
Ile says that it is the most awk
ward case of hypochondriacism he ever
met with. I am completely worn out.
She insists that she is going to die to.
day, and besought me in the most
piteous accents to remain with her, but
I have neglected my business too much
lately, and can no longer indulge her
with my presence, which only msakes
her appear worse."
" A hard case indeed, particularly
for you, but what do you intend to do?"
D ! f can't imagine what, friend
Bush, unless I become insane and take
refuge in a mad-house."
Du nu despaie; such cases are by
no means hopeless."
I have done with hope."
I am no physician, Carter, but I
have n plan in my head which I
think rannut fail to cure her."
Out with it, at oice'. I am ready
to gruai, a straw if it points out the
slightedt hope."
Sllave you a good sharp :.xe?"
" I believe so."
" It' you have not, purchase one by
all means. When you return at noon,
say as little as possib!e to her, but
prtoceced deliuerately to cut down the
heektea;Ll upon which she lavs."
" I did not think you would make
my aillictions a subject of mirth."
" I never was more .serious in my
life. Do this, and leave the rest with
me; but if you do not agree to it, I
wash my hands of the matter."
"Since you are serious I will agree
to anything, however ridiculous."
It is a bargain, thenT?'
- It is."
The friinds parted. Carter pro
eeded to his store, while Bush hast.
ened to the residence of his friend.
As he was an inti mate acqiuaintance,
he was at once admitted. lie sent
word to the invalid that he had some.
thing of the utmost importance to
coltimlulicate to her, and must see
her without delay.
Such a message roused the curiosity
of the dying woman, as she termed
herself, and she consented to see him.
The nurse had evidently got her cue,
foir she ma li an excuse for leaving
huit, and at once proceeded down
stairs.
" Good morning, Mrs. Cartel, how
do you feel?"
"I a .1 dying," she said, faintly.
" Then I swill not disturb you. He
mo ed towards the door as if about
to leave tIe room '
.Do not leave uue, Mr. Bush, to
die alone; besides, you gavo me
to understnd you had sumlethling
imiportamlt to say to mie."~
-Trite ! but it is an unpllleasant task
to be the mesasenger of evil tidinigs."
"Evil tidings ! What do you mealn
Mr. Bush?"
"'lTo distress a feeble, fond wife
with the irregularities of her husband
is most, repegnant to my feelings.
wish I had niot comel."
"Speak," said Mrs. Carter, propin~g
her head with an additio~nal pillow,
"let tme know all."
" When your husband left you this
mnoring, where did lie tell you he
was going?"
" To his store, of course. W here
should lhe go?"
" injlured womtan-hle deceived you;
for he called at the house of the younlg
Wid'ow Smith, where ho is a constant
visitor."
Yuamaze mue, Mr. Bush !" The
invalid had hastily thrust a shawl
about her aind wvas fairly sitting up.
" Tke care not to excite yoursolf,
imy dear malidamn. I will not shock
your feelings any further. I was~ about
to sa ',-E4ut I cannot, dare not do it."
*"1I roceed-tell me anything rather
than allow me to remnainl in this cruel
suspense. Conceal nothing, as yo-o
value lfny friendship."
" I believe you an injured woman,
and I will frankly tell you all, al.
though it will surely cost me Carter's
friendship. ie is actually engaged
to her. They will be married somne
sixi months after your death, w~hich
they have calcilato~1.Il isoonl oCU4 ,9
since, that she should never marry
again, I'll soon put a stop to these
fine doings."
" But this is not all, Mrs. Carter,
they have actually consulted Dr.
Ioback, or some other humbugging
astrologer, to learn how long you will
live, and lie informed them if your
husband could succeed in cutting down
all four posts of your bedstead, while
you remained in bed, you would not
live four days."
" Monstrous ! but this tale is in.
credible. I cannot believe it."
" You shall have proof, for your
husband will commence operations
this noon, however foolish it may
seem."
" But I will not remain in the house
to be thus used. If I were not so ill
I would return at once to my lather's."
"Take my advice, madam. Rest
quietly until lie returns, but partake
of all the nourishment you possibly
can, and when he begins his vile work,
leave your bed at once and thus put
an efletual stop to his villanous in
tentions. I really cannot remain
another moment.'
He left the lady in a terrible rmg-,
who, while reflecting upon her wr un:.
entirely forgot her iliness. The u
concious Carter returned, and without
wasting words began vigorously hack
ing at the elegant, mahogany bed-posts.
The wife. with the fury of a tigress,
leaped from the bed and completely
overwhelmed the astonished Man with
bitter and vindictive character.
Ile thinking her insane, fled from
the apartment, but she followed from
room - to room, giving her rage full
scope and denouncing him and the
Widow Smith as the vilest aud most
criminal of mankind.
After a long and most ludicrous
ste o! ltmeicstic coinniotion, matters
were satisihetorily mphined by both
parties. The lady was comnpletely
cured of her fancies and becane r n
excellent wife, but it was a long tinsu
befbre shk forgave Bush.
For the Banner.
AN ADDRESS
Delivered by the Rev. Robert V. Bur
yess, before the - Lone Star L'ivis.
ion," of Sons of Temperance at Con
toagboro, S. U., on the Fourth of
July, 1854.
FELLOW-CTIZENS :-Yoh have as
senble.d yourselves here to-day for an
object truly praiseworthy, no less a
one than that of celebrating the Anni
versary of American Independence ; of
preserving the memory of those de.
parted ones who so gallantly achieved
those liberties that we now enjoy ; and
of promoting the Temperance cause,
the cause of all mankind. You have
a great work before you in resisting
the current of intemperance which has
set in like a flood-tide upon our other
wise happy land. Every ch ristian
should give this subject serious con.
sideratiun. Every true patriot should
give it that thought which its impor.
tance demands. It is an awful fact to
conteimiplate, that in the city of New
Orleans, $20,000.000 are annually ex
pended in ardent spirits. The liquors
and wines produced annually in the
United States amount to 42,133,955
gallons. You see I have only glanced
at the importation into, and the pro.
duee of liquors in the United States;
nowv let mae give you a brief' sketch of
the results. .in the first place, pauper.
isnm in the year 1850, cost the State of
New York $1,200,000 ; an average of'
the other States wvould give the vast
amount of 812,000,000. 'The cause is
intemperance with a fewv exceptions.
".For the drunkard and the glutton
shall come to poverty, and dr'owsiniess
shall clothe a nman with rags," Prev. 23
chap., 21 verse. Look at the tax that
is thtus thrown upont the sober and in
dustrious part of' the community. T1he
support of paupers costs South Car'oli
na alone annually 84I8,37. 'The ef
fects who can tell ? How many die
thie death of the dm'unkard it is almost
impossible to ascertain, owing to
inenuis being unwilling to ascribe
drunkenness as the cause. It is sup.
posed however that about 30,000 men
annually fall into a drunkar d's grave,
and their souls into a dirunkard's hell.
But fellow citizens, making paupers ia
not all of the evil. The followving
statement speaks strongly in favor of'
the temperance cause. Ist, Intemper,
ance has cost the nation a direct ex
pense of'$10,000,000, and indirect ex
pense of *600,000,000. 2d, It has de
stroyed 400,000 lives. 3d, It hias sent
100,000 children to the poor' house.
4th, It has consigned 150,000 to pris
on. 5th. It has made at least 100,000
maniaes. 6th, It has been the cause
of' 100,500 murders. 7th, It has caused
2000 persons to commit suicide. .8th,
It has burtied or otherwise. destroyed
prperty to the amount of*1O ,Oo0O
retail system has been the prime mo. -
ver in all this mischief we believe it to
be the duty of all good citizens to join
heart and hand against this cnminoh -
enemy and to continue these exertions
until our land is treed from this noi
some pestilence. Whatever the uill
mate object of temperance men mar
be in carrying on the great principle
of reform, their present one is to -pih
down the retail system, to put teroj.ta.
tion out cf the reach of the n
eration, as we daily see our boys .bn.
coming drunkards and lillh into
drunkard's graves.- The next-cbnsid
eration is to remove urdent spirits
beyond the reach of our slave popul b q
lion, as it is evideat to all the evi -
them is a very great. or 5 ~ :.
their masters. lii this imatter
peranee men, whether "ons ,
perance" or not, should c.,om lii -t~ put -
down the evil. It is tht impjriau 7
duty as we:1 as interest i !. 1
to suppress traffic in ardent
when they consid'.f t heir re
and accountability to their
well-being of' the r aves,
perally and < a iitu:dlly.
1es,, A Lite power of their
t Cemen claim x trcctm
L-.t dir motto be down witA /
nitui Ih c vii be erawicated fror
moLutntal s '0 the sealbo-. .: u
loved land. But son: 'i
is to biecome 0)' lhe .in
d istilled T o s luch I ' , n . -
tlt tiling question. Aie you willin
tor mn to iuaa szvoua tUe expense
of your :mnmiortal soul ? But if there
has ever been any grounds for such an
objection ats that, it certai.;iy wiliuepyunw Loka urp;an :.
help you now. Look at Europe, d
Asia in a blaze ..f war. V htre Jo they
expect to get food for L.wir s=ldi"
From America. Then v. ti. not rescue
every-grain of produce fr-oani the stills
and send it to feed the hungry soldiers.
In all probability before the struiwle is
over, you will see two m11illon r
diers looking to N ou for bread.
thera was no demand abroad i th
o iiarketsuppJled : Are h dL -
titute? What but sheer avarice
duces the vender to deal out death b
the half-pint to his fellow creatures
when he sees daily what an effect i
line upon the community. He bes
the orphan's rags, he hears the widew's
wail as the chords of her affections are
cut one by one, until at last all that
she once loved, is laid in the silent;
tomrb, unloved and unwept, save by
that heart that has clung to him as he
ivy to the oak. It is against theyp
der, that we now would direct the
thunder of our artillery and tell" }ii
with an unblushi-g front, tbat he is
cause of uim-tenths of the crimes thet
are committed in the land. The ebn.
sumer comes next, and against hii
sonic have be.n very bitter, and it is
true that he will have an awfil accouht
to render at the judgment seat .o
Christ, whether he be' the drunken
wretch that dies in the ditchre -
millionaire that sips his costly wnea-aw
lordly palaces. There .s one P!ass
however in favor of whom my syma
thies have been, and I hope ey 'afrall
be enlisted-i he unbirtunate youth
has fallen a victim to the fiUI letroy
er. It is to him that you, fellow cit"
zens, should extend your symnpaties.
And let it be of the right sort; lrii ";g
it to the ballot-box ; let fredien have
a freman's right; let reform be the
watchward until the widow's hearth'eat
for joy over her techaimned soti Ler
your motto lie "to the rsoiie.
Let us test the right of th- liquer
seller; as it is independence day4 ZL t
us observe that we do not trepns u,
Snuany moral, civil, religious, or polui
cal rights, But as we have madclegu
dry sore thrusts at the trade of auders
laim class of meon, hIt us see'if W weat.
vindicate our character: as liers of -9
American freedom. Every mf#Iowes
something to society in returt1e the
protection that the law throits -around
him. The Far mer, ( he Meehan~c; rid~
the hierchant, all connribute snmcthij,
to the good of society. Now (Jhserye
the bearing the ruumntarf hts upoi
society. Could you sec withan1ne
eve the desolations it lhath wro. *
you would say, -'putI it d
says. the rumselle. in h-.r~k~..
government to interfere yu a r4as
jri vate business. A gr t t
wheni that businiess ine
hic good. And pray tiv 6 o'
terfeiter and gamble I hio
same plee? .Uut sii -"~
tempt to carry on thii~~~
the lignt of the noondayehj '
would they be hurl.~ h~
ploy ment1 and their efi*r
And why thisproedur~
P ro ervatiokUl
demand theisupgressl
trfif. en

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