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' = ^ DEVOTED TO UTERATUHE, THB ARTS^IENG^ AGRICULWRI NEWS, POLITICS, ?J. fcO ?
ffllB*TfftT.T.AH, tfjttt ANNUM,] "lj?t it be Instilled into the Hearts of your Children that the Liberty of the Press is the Palladium of all your Rights!"?Juniui. [PAYABLE IV ADTAHC^*
VOLUME 2---N0.4., j ABBEVILLE C. II., SOUTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 3, 1854. WHOLE NUMBER 56
And love is the theme of that early dream,
Bo wild, ? warm, bo new,
That in all filter years I deem
That early dream were true.
0)jrt\ibere is a dream of maturer year*,
TVa vision of blood, and of woman's tears,
- For the theme of that dream is war:
Andrwe tollin th^ fleld of danger and death
;' Atwlshbutin the battle array,
Tili wc"!ind that theme in a bodiless breath,
WJiicU, fanishes away.
Obi there is a dream of hoary ago,
Tfis arttiOBof gold in store?
VOflranu noted down on the figured page,
,. ftp be counted o'er and o'er:
\nd we fondly trust in our glittering dust?
refuge from grief and paid?
Till ?ur limbs are laid on the lost dark bed,
. Where the wealth of the world is vain.
.told is it thus, frommnn's birth to his grave?
In the path which all are treading f
I* there nought in that long career to save
^ jrrpm Teinono nndBclt-opuraiciing f
Oh ihirs'rfa dream to pare, so bright^ '
. ? Th a t the being to whom it ii given,
Etath bathed in a ?oa of living lights?
T&V And the theme of that dream ia heaven.
tianfttgpSNHjefore Mire Miller -went to Gorgo;:V
HHf^ yonng man, of handsome property,
pportunity of opening
which he did in the followi8jp
KliliWh 1 i'11 observe that be bad
WMt'11'111119 raU,er freely on the
rn| Win tbe house and accosted
aro yon, bow are you, old
thifc for a school
n "^jij^nioj^ '^fiAsdHUUM^ku
4*L Infidelity and Untversalism, ^assure you
are antagonistic, diametrically opposed to eacl
Strange that yo\i should cherish a be
lief^hat you are ashamed ot You will yei
discover that "God judgeth in the earth, and
he that slnneth shalliu no wtte escapo." Tanos,
during this talk, was very gravo and moody.?
Mofgin was in hopes that coneci#nco was at
work. But he was mistaken; for directly
Tanes jumped up and said :?
"I don't care a cent whether you give your
consent or not?I am a free man, and will not
aUow you or any one else to direct me how I
am to act; butl'll he curved if I don't marry
Clara in spite of you."
MorginTeplied, with bore warmth than lie
should lifiYe displayed: "Mr. Tanes, this is my
house, and there is the dbor."
From tho firm mannervin which this mandate
was delivered. TnuoR loft wirtmnt anvim. o?f
thing audible, but he exhibited surprise and
mortification. He went off at a furious gait,
which indicated anger. On Morgin's return to
hisboarding-lious that night, he found a gentleman
there who was going to Gorgovillc the
next day. By him ho wrote to his daughter,
giving her a full account of the interview he
had with lanes. In the close of the letter ho
said: "My daughter, I deeply sympathize with
you; for full well do I know the pain this blow
will cause you. I know you have a sincere regard
for the young'man, or you never would
have consented to be his under any circumstan
ccs. -Mercenary'motives cannot influence you
?I do not blame you. 1 nm free to admit that
Mr. Tanes it woll calculated to please. He is
intelligent, has a pleasing address, and agroeable
manners. But you perceive lie piuouiitc*}
himself to you under false colors. You were
deceived. He is not worthy of your love.?
Witb such habits as bo has, no woman can be
otherwise than miserable witb him, and with
the sensitiveness and laudable ambition which
you possess, misery is too tame a phrase. Act
promptly and with decision."
Tanes fell in with some congenial spirits, and
did not return to &>rgoTille for several days.
He felt perfectly oflje be would possess Clara
notwithstanding her father had objected. He
was ccrtain that tbc glitter of wealth would
induce her to disobey her parent. But when
he got back he found that he was sadly mistaken.
Ite received a note from Clara, which she
bad sent to his boarding-house, stating that Bhe
him, and desired that tlicir ac
proper selection of their fcoaudates. There is
nothing truer than the aphorism, "Evil communication
corrupt good morals."
But wo will leave Tanes for the present in
his recklessness, and return to Clara.
Poor girl, she was indeed distressed at finding-the
object of her affaotions unworthy of
her. But, true to her sex, she could not divest
herself of regard for him; sli<S pitied bim and
lamented bis mad career.
Although Clara bad butted Mia* Miliar witi.
noglect, bestowing no more attention on licr
than wa?jo#t sufficient to obey her father's in
rrcJorio was vcrj'nV
tentivei. **c tried 16 Anticipate and gratify her
pyefySfish. Thb t*ik imposed on him by hi?
father appeared to be a pleasing one. . Thus the
household became nmtun)Iy pleased -with ?4eb
other, and confidence, linrmony, nnd peaco followed
as a natural consequence. Oh! the ex
quiaitc bliss of harmony and good feeling delating
in a family !
. Morgiri 1r*s ^rerouted fronj going to Oorgo
fife on th,B Ba*t,3fctnrday, m ho had promised,
fri consequence of Ohe of hi* poor neighbors
calling op htm to. fc4rart<fc ?onta baidfreas tlutf
rul? Morgi n tried tp U*? by Miller-?*
?t kia not
, common sitting room is up stairs, tho girls go
i down to receivo tho company, and I remain."
Morgin said, " Clara, do any enquire for
J Jenny." ..
[ Clary replied, "Yes sir?or rather, they do
not Anniliro for Iipp lint, onlr ahnnf hnr T tnll
. them that she is in much trouble, and docs not
; wish to seo company yet."
Morgin replied, " That was well done my darling,
come nnd kiss me."
She came; he seated her on his kae&
And thon said, "Hut Jenny, my Coz, don't
you find it very lonely and monotonous with
no one hut these wild children to associate
with."
She replied, " Oh no, we carry on very spirited
conversations sometimes; and would you believe
it, I had the hardihood to enter into an
argument with Frederic the other day on religion.
I mean religon of the Bible. Just think
of that! I a mere infaut, not more than a
month old, to undertake an argumeut with one
who has been familiar with that precious book
all his life."
"Well," said Frederic, "Cousin Jane, if you call
yourself an infant now, I should uot like to eucountcr
you, when you get fully grown. Pupa,
she used mc up completely, exposed the sophistry
of my arguments, and showed that they
had no more foundation, than "the baseless fabrio
of a dream;" and her reasoning was so
much like yours, that I accused her of getting
a leaf out of your book, as the saying is."
Morgin replied, "Ko wonder in that my son.
She did uot get u leaf; but the entire book. 6he
derives 4ier information from the same source
that I do, God's Holy Word, the only sourco of
nuc Kiiowicugc. jenny, iiiCLcquunuaa nnnrnwiug
Mies Miller,)the difficulties you complained,
of at first in studying tlie Bible, you arc evercoming,
are you not? you can now understand
better than nt first."
She replied, 4,Oh yes, muclf better, but for
that, I nin much indebted to a most valuable
work, which I found on tlio book shelf!"
Morgin enquired, " What work ia that."
She replied, "Page's Commentaries."
Morgin replied, " Yea, that is to me a valuable
work. But my dear cousin, consulting that
book will not be forming your opinions from
tUe Jlible iiiu an unprejudiced mind.The author
of that work 'will bias your opinions, and
get you to his way of thinking. I formed my
opiuion unaided by man; the only Works I used
were Hod's Worjji, the book of nature and the
chnnicnlly, I never gave religion a thought
Now, I perceivo that all things in nature de?l?r?.
tl.ot r??,i: *!_i ??r ?
".?.??? VUMW uvu *a MlipilWiUIf HUU A JJUL L'UIVV UOW,
that tlie Bible confirms what nature declares."
Morgin was in perfect eestacies, at hearing
these sentiments from the lips of Miss Miller;
he believing that he was chosen as the instrument
used to bring her to the glorious light and
liberty of the Gospel* Ho took her hand, and
was in silent prayer and thanksgiving for a moment,
and then said:
"How refreshing, Oh! how delightful to hear
such sentiments from one just merged into life
from that mass of corrnption, (the Romish
Chorch*") *
Bui it would be fatiguing to restate all the
.1.-1. X# !- I J ? - ' -
WM ? ViWWUU fUBI) iUVI^IU UDU W1U1 1118 zauiiiy.
There vm not the slightest allusion made to
Afar. Tanes. And now we will drop the curtain,
mid lot Morgin enjoy bis day and a haif with
(his family, in his own way.
^ hia father that, "He was much
the village, about the lady at
'aaid. he told tliem that, '"She
wn? in much afToctiou, and
to spcud aoiiio timo with us."
fflffiwiii dmriinrp^ril hia son for liis nmilen^n
an^U****^0* lum to be untiring in hiSrig/?jM^pbW:
"Tli at cousin Jane vu so |
"l|i'l)J- NSpl1r' 80 'n^'Kcnt> '*? fflCt so intor?
1 wny, that ho required no other in,
UP llLS watchfulness."
^f^retorn^dtohis school on Sunday eve;l
tfn the Tuesday after Morgin left, a poor
. woman came to the house to beg for assistance.
I Bhe Was a llaggardlooklng errata?*' so sWari
tKV, t!)at Aeinmirfbe very well tatenfo*aln&;
J lotto. 1 Shehad^broad red i^ark running down
I one.rfdo of he*face, that looked like a scar. It
I dirtgOTtf fa*>e<y muteh; > She Irish and
r .^^^.t>?dtfth*t she fcotrtd iwarceiy
?" be und?*19.^^.
i fcfifee told Morgues ehild*? that, she was .tuns
iislr ?iul ?w>r(n?UtT
I fretu the fatigu^ of travelling on foot andbeg.
e fcr the l<?e ,of b*r
t araonel to oM, and Uk W -lUy ^Md r??ti iltt
considered it a superstition, she said nothing
about it to anyone. She felt a strong antipathy
for the Irish woman, though she strove
agaiu&t this feeling. But notwithstanding her
aversion, she bestowed on her all the kindness
alio was capable oC
The day after this woman woe taken into
Morgin's family, Gorgoville was all in commotion.
A Biologis had arrived.
[to bk continued.]
MISCELLANY.
Southern Migrations to the North.
According to a statistical table recently pub
nsnca, ir is computed that Southerners have
spent "fcft, 000,000 the past summer in Northern
travel. Commenting upon this fact, the N. Y.
Timet remarks that "the social And moral effect
of this Annual migration can scarcely be appreciated.
Associations spring up; friendships are
formed; opinions interchanged and prejudices
corrected; similar tastes are cultivated, and
homogeneousncss promoted by litis free and unrestrained
intercourse. Whatever strength there
mAy bain our political ties and in those relations
th?t are founded iu business necessities, it
is vcry^obvious that the highest importance is
to be attributed to those social interchanges
which make us favorably acquainted with one
another. Ignorance is the most efficient ally
of malice and pride. What we want most is a
reliable knowledge of all Bcctions of the country,
and as this is obtained, we shall see the
utter folly of indulging thb evil tempers that
alwA3's characterise soctional vanity. .The free
intercourse of domestic life is essential to this
pnrl." *
The Time* adds:
"Rut a step farther. The irresistible tendency
of things is toward centralization ntuienoitb.
Saratoga, Newport, Nahaut, Niagara, Hudson
River, and White Mountains, are hor?. Fashion,
tu*tt$ tfeaitu, ambition, talent, will come to
them. Business men, for the most part, are intimately
?onncotc?l with New York and Boston.
It is so, loo, with religious organizations, educational
futilities, and general interests."
The Sjlutli lias the White Sulphur, and a hundred
other mine; a1 Springs, the meanest of them
possessing more majestic socnery, a more genial
tions of tvcry kind than Saratoga; alio lias her '
own Old Poin^ Hampton, and fifty other pleas- !
ant resorts on her extended line of sea coast; 1
she h&4 noble rivers of her own, and her own 1
peerless Blue Ridge and Alleghanies, but nil .
these h<^ people hobitnally neglect for Northern
Wat*rinfej^cjg? ^?hkh hare nothing to recom- 1
mend bnt &duon and a crowd. They I1
leave behtfd then) the simple, hftarty and pore '
atmoaplieri; of Southern social life, and cxchnnge
it for thd fiollow and heartless thing called Life '
at the Springs, which ia n miserable compound ;
the Sou i than are Southern*men of Northern
affairs, We have no "Uncle TomV circulated
in ouf (immunity for the express purpose of
qtfmng prejudice and hate against Northern
goeicty, nd wo have no Seward politicians who
d^libera Ely seek to advance their own fortunes
upon th ruinB of Northern institutions. Hence
it wonldhave an excellent effect for Northern
men to 1 ieit tho South and see for tliemsnlvoB
how diflWeut is the real state of things in the
South'ernStatcs from that which they nave supposed
tcexist. But tliis sort of social inter- '
change vould not suit either the political or
ftnefclllAfSftcr snirife nf ntir Knrtho??n l^Atlivnn
Wc co&iot but aHnur> iJ?? J?i>mVW, s
nhlia-iuyf nnd submissive spirit wliieli lends
Soother* men to repay all the indignities and *
wrongs \hey have received from Northern hands ?
by pntrMiizing-o very branch of Northern indus- J
try andlipendTng five millions a year at Northern
watering places. The underground railroad
tabes the negroes, and the overground
railroad carries their mastery to the same inviting
lititudes. The arcatcr'ihe business dono <
by the lower branch, the heavier is the travel <
on the upper. The more Mrs. Stowe and her j
allies of tlte press and pulpit abuse us, the faster j
and thicker we hurry on to stop the mouths of
our feKlumniators with a shower of gold. ]
"J?S% von spit on mo on Wednesday last; I
. You spurnM me such a day; another time .?
You call'd me dog; -for.tbosw courtesies 1
I'll leud you thus much moneyai'V;:- I
Richmond Ditpatch. ,
MiiOTir w Fahvo.?Perliapstli^ briefest personalmemoirs
eve* written, wore the "Memoirs (
of Count Rostopehin," written in ten minates.
We subjoin a few paragraphs, each of which
constituo a " chapter."
" My Bibth : On the twelfth day of Marob, ,
17AK. T wna emertred from darkneM hit# the
Jight.of day. I irie??fired,:r wini #otghSd,
I iras baptuied.' I ?u bctti -without knbwing
xrhero<br^,?id;.BOiy parents. thanked lleavoo,
an old deceased man, with a worn-out spirit,
an exhausted hearty and a used-up body. Ladies
and Oentlemen, pass on! "
"Your Paper did not comb, Sib I"?We recommend
a careful perusal of the following
? J??t-1- ?i ?* ? * H
|/?WIU Diavcii(cui) UVVI1 W jjwai IIlHBVerB ana. W Oil
subscribers. It ia from a paper called The Advance,
published at HernaDUo, Mississippi:
' The uncertain arrival, or uncertain delivery
of papers, at country post offices, is often the
ground of complaint against publishers and oditora.
Many of the offices are poorly supplied
with the conveniences of taking care of papery
no matter with what ccrtaiuty they arrive.?
The papers are jumbled up into a few pigeon
i ? ?
uwic^ v* j?icu upvu u ui-ok, uua. or unrroi, m>
await the call of tlio subscribers. Id tlie midst
of boots, hats, bridles, liorso collars, and other
coarse wares which may be called for during
the day by customers. Country postmasters in
most cases, being engaged in somtf mercantile
business, many newspapers find their way into
sonic obscure corner, where they are hid for a
time from human eyes, as completely as if buried
in a mountain cave. In tlie meantime the
man comes for his paper, and as it can't be
found, of course it didn't come. Tko indignant
subscriber consequently abuses the rascally editor,
and perhaps calls for pen, iuk and paper,
to write a letter of complaint about not sending
his paper punctually, when if said paper
were endowed.^ with speech, it would ory out,
'hero I 11m. In itnofh l>oliin>l
or under this barrel.' We lmvo seen just such
things at country post offices, and elsewhere as
well as the country. Tlieso remarks have no
reference to any particular officc, and arc.meant
for nil where they- will apply.
-? . ?.
The Ravings of Romanism.?In tho April
number of Brownson's Review is the following
phillinpio against our country, wbiah bears unmiQt.ntnnItla
ovwlnnnn nf Kalnw f?Am *??
VI (MVUVW WB WVlilg 11 VUi buy |/wu VI
lla C^iiAP ? -' *
We ore n mixed Protestant, Infidel nnd Catholic
poople. "flie non-Catholic element, however,
predominates ; and owing to our Vast extent
of cheap and.fertile lands, we are free from
many of tho material evils of older countries.
But in real well being, in the refinements of life,
in the culture of the soul, in tho higher civilization,
or in true national or individual virtue
and happiness, we arc far below the lowest Catholic
state. We can boast only of our industry.
Our literature is not worth naming; our newspapers,
for the most part, are a public puisWinp.fi
? niir Annimnn *r?V?rv/%la rt rrwilinf tA lint; ltffltt
find cannot be named with those of Austria;
wo have not a respectable library or university
in the country; and the liberty we boast is
merely the liberty of the mob to gora?n us as
it pleases. There is, perhaps, no people on
earth that has leas of moral and mental independence,
or less individual freedom and manliness.
We arc slaves of committees, associations,
caucuses, and a public opinion formed by
^ , i, L_
Ouigin or tub Phrase "BvxcoiiBs."~Tho ori;in
of the cxprowion "Buncombe speeches," is
aid to hare boettiu follows: Some years since,
i member of Congtess, [Hill,] from tbe county
if Buncombe, North Carolina, was indulging in
i long and very uninteresting Larangue in the
louse of Representatives. Some attempted to
ough him down, others called him to order;
>ut it wab-of no use^he was determined to havo
lis sny, let what would occur. At Inst the
aembcrs began to leave, and there was soon
carcely any persons left except the reporters,
lit this stage of-tha ivrQcccJiini ?_????? ?- -
, , . O, ,,naw>AVA*an/>A ?nr?
tcaleato hiin that be would soon be entirely
lestitute of auditors; whereupon be very coolly
tbserved that it was of no consequence, as ho
uras "speaking for Buncombe, not Washington,"
n other woraa, that " his speech was intended
'or the perusal of his constituents, and hot at
ill to ilmuenee the action of his fellow members.
?4 i??u?
A Diacon's Quotation orScaiPTUs*oxnix U*k
WuricAxpCoM> Mr. Secretary M*r:y
recently told an anecdote at a dinner party
1m it?So aU??4s mtttnri .vtlna #l\na W/? aetlA iliaf. a
nill*/U-4Ulllf ,VUMi AAV ???V> VUM* -*4
feW w-eekssince, Gov; Seymour of New Yqrk,
wrote to him, thfjt since 119 - hud Voted for the
liquor law, he had receiredVario'ua ipt^er* from
gentlemen in various parts of tho Statp, both
ipproylitf ffttd .dfcrtpproving; tof hui conr?e in
the premises.: Among tfcw'WM one fr?m^|
honest deacon, who , resided, in th,<J_
of the State, which commended his ?h8n
tn tho strongest term*. life. ?id
man alluded to, .informed ,tha ;MOYernor H
ho wni deeply interested, in the debptee of both
Bides of qooattocc^ad . did not le?otte 'lot or
title" estfa^nfirev Bchad, too, he said, "looked
tip" hi* Bible from Genesis to Revelation in order
to Me how the liqnor question was there
treated, and after maturo deliberation, he ?ame
nfim: it HOvD. Moles. David ind Soloounv not
tonly rot the <W?y" but roooraatcndod
it to oth *8; in a wot?1 in hirreeeagjbea
"i ' 1 ,II , i', i1,1,1 ,i' \BB9asemmm . r
A Londpn , Htluohaiu.?ilwnsiepr - Franoie
Wey, a French writer of dinttn?ti6n, wbo paiaod J
several weeks in London daring the Qreatfixhi- to
bition, has recently published lh Paris , f
nresaions," under the title of " The English at V
Home,p, On one occasion, while riding hi an L
omnibus, he formed an aequalntenoe with * fel- t
low passenger, from whom he derived matfy
explanations of the strange thin in he saw. fto.
of these we givo:
' "I addressed td hlnf-a few words concerning
a carriage which just then drore by. It was too
fine to be elegant and was drawn by two magnificent
bay horses. On the box, adorned with
beautiful fringe, sat a black-coated oschman;
and there was not a wrinkle in his white cravat
?bis snowy gloves were spotless.
was the strange loo^^^^^^^^^ ofHi^^^abhig
" Tlie richest batcher in Londoii" was th?
reply. "H# Is returning in bi? <6wfa cdrrifcfro
from his slaughter house to his residence. Hft
forefathers were in tho business. His father left
him a fortune of over two millions, and he, o^
of modesty, follows hiaofather's profession?*
very honorable old custom..' This genilethAa
butcher possesses four million." ' !! "v.
? jfcl. .J / "r. >' '*
I u portast Decision.?AVolesm fromthtflsrnnnah
Republican that
Thomas Maknioh, charged with the crime of a*suit
with an intent to murder a
pLKVIVfl mnda flw* fnllnnfintitlk- -31
It was oLja^i by tho Stmajel for dofcnai,
Messrs. pXcoN 4s L*vy bb3 jH
no sueh offence was kno.^M .to t}ie penal c<xfQ
of Georgia; that the slave otfmib&liW L. ..jrf-"
a chattel, and had 0riginaltj??0p?T?0ikl tfgfcttit ? S-" ^
tUaf all jauJi jaa_he hadWwa thow^riTW by }.
positive enactment; that ?9Fpra?lco4eo# G-eoe^ L ,,
gia contained a separate afHilon relatfbg. to
offences against slaves; that.tbtii'der, maiming,
and others, were especiallyjpqticed, bat not so jr.V,'-^
tho offence charged On thBOthersi^e, it|M jtv
nrinied by the counsel for ih^NHOu tioD, M/w
John Owens, that assanlt with ihtcnt to "jntMHr . *
was the same in kind with muiiia$'*w jj
fore, included^ within the penal ^
gut. iucii uug? ueciaea witn
A Porteait of Six Chaklks
liqh paper uaea *?*th?r fra?
"A foruter-Ibokiog man, with
lips, and a tremendous noso coY^i^lwivh?lgMj|
large-eara, like twoflapa
'Uncle BVi? lyrio h&tortf '
apeak of on tbe top of his raft ":/ iSSSg
phrenolojpcid darelopmenta ^??>1^ ft.'* '.Ml 91|4. JSWV
teri^skctch to
late orop wialAZI:
worked by ateam
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