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VOLUME2?HO. 10. . ABBEVILLEJ0.,il., S0UTfiEc?AR0LINA, SATU$)A? MORf^TG, JULY 15r 1854r' Pp WHOLE HUMBERG2.
; - POETRY. j <
Now. (
The following lines from Household Words t
aro full of wholesome advice ns well us bcautiful
imagery. Thoy convey to the youthful
dreamer a lesson which it would be well for c
him to ponder: t
Arise for the day is passing (
While you lie dreaming on ; t
Your brothers are cased in armor, (
And forth to the fight arc gone ;
Your place in tho ranks awaiUiyou? \
E.UCU man nas a pari tu pluy; 1
The post and the future are nothing r
In the face of the 8torn to-day. j
Arise from yonr dreams of the future? r
Of gaining a hard fought field, I
Of storming the airy fortress, , s
Of biddiug the giant yield; c
Your future has deeds of glory,
Of honor; (God grant it may!)
But your nrnt will never be stronger t
Or needed as now?to-day. t
Arise! If the past detain you, v
Iler sunshine and storms forget I 41
No chains so unworthy to hold you o
iih tnosc 01 a vain regret; fi
Sad or bright, she is lifeless overCast
her phantom arms awnyl
Nor look back, save to learn the lesson <
Of a nobler strife to-day. t
Arise for the hour is pawing; 11
The souiul that you dimly hear tl
Is your enemy marching to battle 1 r
llise! rise! for the foe is near! *'
Stay not to brighten j?our weapons, I1
Or the hour will strike at Inst, c
And from dreams of a coming battle, d
You will waken and find it past. 8j
Invitation to :Frayer.
it
uinic let us pray; 'tis good to Tool
That Clod himself is near;
That while we at his footstool lcnccl gi
lie deigns to hear, ? ^
Though sorrows eloud life's dreary way,
This is our solace?let us pray.
Come let us pray; tlie burning brow, '
The hearts oppressed with care,
And all the woes t.lint throng us now, d
Mny be relieved by prayer; g,
Jesus can smile our griefs uway? y
O glorious thought! conic, let us pray. ^
Coine, let us pray; the sin-siek soul n,
ILcr weight of guilt must feci; .
But, hark! the glorious tidindgs roll, "
While here we humbly kneel; 1<
Jesus will wash that guilt away, h
And pardon grant?come, let us pray. v
v/oinc, iec us pray; ine mcrcy scat J
Invites the fervent prayer, 11
And Jesus ready stands to greet a
The contrite spirit there; n
Then come, dear friends, this is the way
To him who loves 113?-Jet us pray.
COMMUNICATIONS. v
?for the independent press. j
? Thoughts
Suggested by toe Laying oh the Corner Stone "
of the Masonic Female College at Cokksbu- 0
ktj S. C., June 27, 1854. a
* Tillediy assembles us together to perform a n
moBt significant act?an act which, in its far- n
reaching consequences, contemplates the inter- a
PRta nf finio arirl /?tn??*?Wf ^"""1 * ??
? v....w vvvun-j. WUI U1J IIU UliU UUU i
bo an indifferent spectator of tlie commencement ii
of an enterprise which has for its end the ac- n
complisbment of the fairest portion ofourrace. C
On this occasion we behold an harmonious *"
blending together of some of the finest ele- 0
rnents which distinguish our natures. The care "
of the parent with the benevolence of our as- c
sociation ; the love of country, with universal &
charity; tlic pride of place, with individual b
liberality; the mysteries of our Order, with v
domestic ties; and, crowning tho whole, a
laudnblfe desire to make scctional interest con- a
tribute to universal Weal. "We arc met togeth- o
cr to lay the cornir atone of a building which <3
is to be tbe receptacle of some of the most val- r
^ ued household treaauresH and the scene of la- v
Hjg bora which arc to polish them "after tho simil- r
itude of a palace" " May We not be allowed on J
this occasion to borrow the glowing imagery of f
(he East, and to light our fi reseat altars which,
though long unused, have not losf the lambent
flames of poetry and devotion f
The images ofthe true, the beautifuland the
good, are unchanged with the lapse of years,
mid unafTcctcd by the mutations which.mar all
things of earthly origin. The prototypes of
these j?ro in heaven. Their origin* is celestial;
aud when theyhftve partially revealed themselves
to <?yo of prophet, priest or king," they
ciave . prcn^iwu tuu wuue aspect* ana '
been girded about with the e&rne radiant and
?0^: qpdyingiplgffiql. The corner tioM possesses ?
&frff tl^ritni intrinsic value thai it did 1
% the'days of Isaiah, and[suggests to our minds 1
^ and rfmmu-' 1
i lability now^tbat it did tothe inspired soul of '
the Heaven-called prophet. In a subordinate '
and duly qualified senw, therefore, wo may ap- ]
propriate to tW*fEdtwnj&b: wasinnooiiced . on '
? far jndM ;**&'; Important oecaiion?
/?)?, -1A-?1
?/***." ;. ' "i ". ' . ^ v. .;. p . ...
nUed, aiifcWfl uia^a^ ^ainB tor !
-
svorywhere; accepted of our Maker, we trust
nid coinnkcndcd to the good and just in ever}
:limc. As ngents, therefore, in this educationn
Movement* wo are led to contemplate in th<
iercuionicB of this occasion the ttability, ttrcngtl
i>id immutability of tlio principles we advocate
ind tho work in which we engage. Our prin
iiplesaro drawn from the Bible, and arc bul
J,? ~r -i ? *?i
vvmu /> victuivu immunity everywhere.?
)urwork is but tbc reflection of those princi
des, wliicli binBus to revercncc our Maker, and
o seek tbc cultivation, of Hit image in th?
nindsof Ilis creatures, from whence it has beer
mrtially effaced An edifico in ruins is to be
e-eonstructcd; a temple covered with the rubiish
of iguoraucc and vice is to be exhumed; ti
brine thrown down and polluted is to be consc
rated; a pearl of inestimable value is to be sought
nr iti the ocean depths of human nnfwiona
o be polished ; n soul of immeasurable capaciies
for good or ill, is to be renovated nnd ele ated
; passions whose depths no deep sea line
>f human skill has been able perfectly to fatliin,
are to be purified, and converted from intruments
of wretchedness nnd misery into ancls
of peace and happiness; characters, whose
urcc and power are to tell on infiuity itself, arc
u be formed within the sncrcd walls reared
pon this cotner stone. A work affecting all
lie interests of time, and extending into the
emotest recesses of ctoyijity, is to be accomlishcd
here. What though this building should
rumble int?* -lust, mid this stone itself should be
issolved into its original elements, still the
[liritual, ineutal ends which it is intended to
lbsorve, will endure parallel with eternity
self.
It is not, then, the brick nnd mortar and
ranitc which composc the material parts of
lis house, that wo have met together to glori .
It is the groat unchanging and unchnugeaIc
mental and mornl truths which flicy symolizc
that cngngc our attention. Empires, nnd
ynastiesnnay rise and fall?generation after
cneration may flourish, prosper and fade away;
le great nnd humble may mingle into common
ust; systems and creeds, new and imposing,
lay entrance and stultify their adherents, and
icn be consigned to the musty tomes of negated
libraries; even time itself may bccomc
oary with age and effete from agitations, and
ct the high moral suggestions made to oyr
linds this day will flourish in perennial vigor
nd beauty. Errors may obscure, and sclfishess
may defile, and worldlincss may perverts
ud men may traduce, still it will be sccu that
l the distant future the olil mn*!m
eritas et prcvnlabit.," shall liavo a verification
rhich tlic present times ?lo not justify.
The proper educing of the mind, and the furiahing
it with such instruments for the search
f that which is bonutiful and true, is beyond
11 parallel the most godlike work in which bcevolent
men can encnce. And this, in mir
leasure, we propose to attempt All discourgemcnts
we give to the winds,,and in bumble
eliance upon the blessings of Heaven and tlio
ltrinsic valuo of the end/ wc lay our bnnds
lanfully to tlio work. In the symbols of our
>rdci^ we Bee the most beautiful harmony with
lie associations crowding around the operations
f this day. 7b build, metaphorically, symbolsally,
upon the Great Foundation, ib empliatially
the labor to which we arc" called. To
uild under the supervision of the Great Arcliiect,
a spiritual and moral cdifice embracing
ritliin its ample proportions the needy and kelp M.
constitutes tlio arlorv a* it hpoonioa'U.lin ri*~
_ 0 J - ponsibility
of our Order. Here, addressed to
ur outward senses, wc see the emblems of oar
luty, and is suggested the fearfulncss of our
csponsibility. Partial and circumstantial failires
are not to disconfago; local prejudices arc
iot to disarm; opposition, even, must stimulate,
intil this Institution shall demonstrate alike to
riends and fo#s the wisdom and patriotism oi
U founders. The most sacred of all books de
ilarca that to do well and to borcproachod, it
;hevery highest position of frail humanity.?
jo to shed the blessing of a thorough ediica
ion on the unthankful and persecuting shall
constitute the very highest type of human be
levolence. The Creator of the Universe meeti
with poor returns for the fullnees -of his love:
w> rnqst tliose who would be like him be content
with indifference for gratitade, and. oppositior
for a hearty concurrence in our. plans ini
renal education. The prayer of David raaj
yet meet with A literal fulfilment witliin them
,?4j in .i.iv.i_ J > *
unnuuii niiuo, JUVI> weir uaugnters O? 01 COT
n er stones polished after the Similitude of i
palace"-?language suggestive to our minds o
kite true dignity and worth of woman, and alec
it the high destiny.for which site waa intended
r>y the oreativo.mind which gave her being.?
rho.corner stone unites the various walla ofI
building, so aa to complete add perfect the whole
the strongosi bond of unjon^ the world ha
witnessed, U the' family?rit is the original in
u'/nii t!-?-?i'?
?wwuwi-vi v( ^?* ojper owociauon
>./. _ -yf:3tP
, those of tlic eainc flesh and blood.What rein- ltri
r tions in life so endearing, so disinterested, ns tr<
I those of the family f Say not that selfishness pc
? has made its havoc here, and that,the trail of ati
i the ecrpentis found over the jdyn'o/the doOjeetie on
, nltnr. God intended originally that tho whole mi
- race of men should constitute one family?of He
i which lie is the head, and that the family ns an
- now constituted should be the host type of ha
- that which he Himself liad< established. Of "TOt
I this household, the mother is the corner atone tin
> uniting in her wisdom, purity and loveliness, be
i all the members of the household.?to herein
; assigned the tcndcrcst and most delicate task dc<
this aide of TJcavcn, a mark truly demanding 'of
t angelic traits, and involving eternal conscquen- Pc
ccs. To the daughters is assigned all that re
; latcs to ornament, rcfiucmcnt, delicacy. Sis- ~
I tcrly affection, as well as mdtcrna^ love, con- _
. stitute the safely as well as the glory of the'
. household. O, that they were angels I This
i short and imperfect view must suffice?lan- tot
gunge would fail to describe what 'the heart PJI
Iiqj felt, as well as what the eve has seen, both
Clfi
for good and ill. yf
It is to polish and refine that which is coarse teoi
and vulgar?to elevate that which is grovelling
in the hearts of our daughters; and re- ?V'
store them to the arni3 of living anxious parents
qualified tu discharge all the peculiar r01
duties of her-station, tlint constitutes the mo- ess
tive for building this Institution. the
May its suecess bo commensurate with its ^
importance ; aiid from these sacred walls may r
there issue such a steady light of intelligence j,rf
and piety, as shall shed a benign and blessed Foi
influence on all the families of this our beloved tre
dnrnlinn Bui
f lAilMl.
m t mi]
[WRITTEN FOR THE INDEPENDENT TRESS.]
Change. till
Change is indelibly written upon the title by
page of this world's history. Man, with nil ^ n
his gaudy pomp nnd boasted power," passes
away like tlio morning dew or the fleeting int
*8umnier cloud. Ho enters the world, the stage to*
upon which he is destined to act, destitute of
everything but existence. A helpless, harmless 0(
babe, he is entrusted to the mercies of his pa- the
rents, and, if the brittle thread of lifo bo not on
severed, be passes through this stage of his existcncc
as unconscious as the cradle in which cjQ
he is rocked, without ever stretcliiug forth a 1
hand to help himself or those around him. a(Ti
Next comes childhood, with its toys and its ^
follies. This is the period of mirth angjoy? P?n
this the period of man's existence in which the Cnl
trifles of this world are possessed of all their 1
charms. Now, with a inind freo from cares, Pj?
lie drinks freely of the cup of unmingled pleasurc.
Now, the roso blooms upon his cheek and of
a Binile ever plays upon his couutcnance. Pain brc
and suffering are buried in sport, and calami- ^
tics are to him unknown, lie passes his timo fh
in innocent mirth, from morn to eve ; and with km
a miud undisturbed by'anxiety, enjoys calm repose
during the silent stillness of ni^ht. But ^
this, too, is fleeting, and ore ho knows, it is cv<
gone, forever gonel and ho is ushered into Ion
2 oiK/iy to be tossed by ambition's surging billows.
Now, lofty aspirations begin to grow in ? ^
bis breast, and his soul pants for glory. Now wr
his imagination is vivid, and life courses freely no
in his veins; the future bej'ond some point is ??'
viewed by him as 0110 continued scene of happinees.
But alas, delusive hope! Manhood\ ^8
with its stern realities and hgart-ren^ng cares, on
puts an end to all his reveries, and he begins to ??
(eel that he must soon bo "numbored^Wth the ^
things that were." Worn out^with'cjftea and wi
?:>i. .1: 1 s_islas6l_
nib^BLU HKU uiPLttau U11U iuunpiv^, 11^ 18 BOOI1 AVI
garlanded with ?now-whito locia, and the rose
upon his cheeks Is supplanted b^fnseeml^'Tur- ^
' rows?the harbingers of death. stfifohedeparts wt
to that "distant land frOn^Vhcnco no weary th(
1 traveller returns," and his name, like hiuisellj is
i soon forgotten. tHi
The history of nations is parallel to that of 0f
' individuals. They spriqgupin a 3rv aud in ft te?
day are 'kgtroyed to fpv.?"^lAce to o'.Lera. The ^
history of .the world is but tho history of the
' rise and downfall of nations'?the establishing
' of Monarchies onthe one hand, and the uprdot- atl
1 ing of Monarchici/rAnd the establishing* of Re- n?
' publics on tho other, InA civil and religidut jt
- point of view, this has b^fcn, and may still. be w,
1 ssid,-in a qualified sense, to be true with regard ce
- to nations. Civilization and barbarism have **
' ever trodden'upon each other's heels; Icarnjmgv J
' witu iia benign innoooce, ana super? 14 uolisjg-~
norancc" with its.degrading tendei^/^vtfid- ah
1 t- rnately auppVnted caoh other.
f ita licarHicaling ba'.ni, and dcgra^itj^.ljTOafry,. a
1 have each in turn been tho%era!d?f '?>
1 crV approach. Babyloj^r/tli her^on&^mag" O
aiticoiit cdificca and hapflfl|fo<mler]g, and her
now desplate site the.obSSB^M doleful bcaata? n<
* untflin, ana m once ea-vagc jnnauiianw, anu tli
? now>nUglitened froemen, it^gng .prqo/a of it
Uu? position. Palestine, that lan4^i^ '*acrcd ?
JL?? . Jtfl1!'.'
igs of the wolf, anil the indigenous inhabitant
id the earth in all his eavago dignity, tho
nceful gobg of civilization is heard reverbcring
from tho Atlantic to thojRacific. The
cc boundless forest bits boon felled by the
ghty ft.vc of'tho *(|venturoiiB plpnccr. _Val- i
s have been c^vatcd, mountains tunnclfid,
d tho green eXSth waves with tho-; yellow
rvest. The thO^ri lias been uprooted by the
sc-busli, and.the domestic vine clambere over
s rugged cliff once tlie solitary abode of wild
asts. Cities havo taken the placc of tho wigitn,
and the flower garden with its parterres |
eked with flowers of evj&ry hue, and trellises |
tded with tho cultivated vines of every land,
rfunic the ancient haun^of the red man.
' Nonnulixs. i
MISCELLANY. i
The Japanese. (
i\ffy information concerniug the habits, ens- '
ns and institutions of this nSwly opened Em
'c, is epocinlly interesting? nnQ tfie subject
}ordingly occupies a large space of the for;p
correspondence of our lending journals.
? glean the following items from the special
TtapOndericQ of the New York Herald:
\stonis1imcnt at the railroad and telegraph
crcumc all other feelings, l'lr.ced in a.circle, j
: rail road worked boputifully, and only nfter .
: American officers got in and went flying |
md,-drawn by the email engine, would they ,
ay it Infinite was their sumrisc at finding ]
tinselves whirled through tli<? air with such (
ocity. "The Butch' have shown us none of
tee things," was their observation. t
Hie Japcneso would not believe the tele- t
,nl, T"1 " -
|/u uu uiov. xuuv guvc jl a very severe test, t
r instance, placing a Japanese at either ex- J
mity, they would converse on improbable 1
ijecta, and not connectedly, suspecting some t
position. For example?It wa<fti beautiful f
i*; and the man. stationed atth'o other end, t
3 it was raining. The Japaucse word^for
a was Anglicised, and LIiq sound. Reproduced
the further operator to his attendant. Great
a their wonder, on comparing notes, to -find ?
t the telegraph had conveyed their messages f
reetly.?Wires have been ordered, and the- ,
cation expressed to extend this; line at once .
ioine place remote from Jeddo. They liavo ;
means of quaking wire and all the appva- t
Tliej' cdftoiuly have clock* f for, a nuiriber
these being ttmong the 'presents, and one of ,
ni being out of order, w? being adjusted by ^
engineer on board one of thte steamers? {
!iro yourself no trouble," signified to him t
s of "the Japanese; " I will send it to- the
ckinnlccr in JcUdo, who wi}l repair it."
L'hey arc not bo unacquainted With outaulc
lire as is imagined ; nor are tliey una4gtaaint
with the duties resulting from puc contiguity *
them. For instance, they astccdtSf'the rail,
d had been finished Co tlie Mississippi from. *
lifornia. 'li'4??*-' '
n relation to the'epcial habits of these peo- j
, the most favofable accounts are given. 1
ur friend Captain Buchanan gave an outer- j
iimcnt to a few of the chief men, or to one {
the chicfri. requesting Jth6ia;few friends be ^
night. Tlie result wa-j that;'eighty or one y
ndred persons came, lloom was made orr 1
i spacious deck, and things Went ou morally. ]
o extract from rice is now-the only liquor
own in Japau. It is called mki by them..*
nee they gave thename of "American saki" j
all the arjjika. Tliey are iond of trdent t
nts. niojniestemiuie a baaincssrto taste or j
:ry winc and of every disk. IrMrffletif their .
g robes, k?|>t together by a belt around tho j
ist, they carry a roll of paper, used gener- ^
j- as a pocket lmndkerchiof?a small piece at ^
mie. They, uso this paper also at feasts to
ap tip small pieces of cacl^dUh, making a J
te iu regard to it at the 8an& time. This ia
isidcred a very high compliment You may
ngine at an American dinner they woul<J fill
Mnselves with some not.very palatable viands,
iu duty bpuiid, on tho' occasion referred to, <
e of t^e guesU lielned himself to a wine glass '
sweet oil, which he wad obliged to 'disgorge *
onoe of course^ Ho made a note, as usual, (
tho driuk. J Some 0110 was curious to know f
tat no naa wriwcn. it was?" x um tno vorn .
ne they Lave* got."
Ihey waited nftcr. t-ftey were helped, 'and fol- ,
vcd the examples oftho American* :-JHl that
s beeu'said of their politeness .is%uo. ft
>uld he difficult toJjfiud a,people exoclling !
sm ift that reapect.^^ ^ v V J
\V1ic:ijwc11 enlivened by th^snki, they would '
rroit their aworda .to; Ji|5'<aajninod, taking '
lm off and -patting them'on one side. On one 1
these occasions the qualit^rofv.the stceKwas 1
ited by cutting an Aroer&ur awprd on it. ,
ie.Japanese scimitar yielded, shoeing that '
lat bos been said of tno. superiority of thfcir ;
staj is not entirely true. - .. .
Tlt&tfingino room(WA? 'the principal point of
traction, on boarder-the steamers. Tlmy ^
ver ccnscd 'to wonder at the immense dispbtj? ;
iron, oU for use and in constant apjflicauqp/ ]
is no matter of surprise 'tBaV&6Ajop?ae*e.
ore struck with the sjminetry'^SjB^nidgnifi- nee
of these vessels,. when' mep-'wWliiivo
ten at sea for years, ,ori figst-Tinting, oty of
ese mojegtio vessels, e3fp^ri<>nee a sensation,of
[miration and astonisli^iSn^r--" ; , *
They aoked CoQnnodoi'o'yPejrTy if any more
ips were comings. Perry told them yes^bnt
they wonld proSjfe to treats/he would ordor
vos?ol to go and d?tainS?W^th0ra. The
omi?o bcin^- givon, to
y; andjio Joubt^^t^^^^^inow^wKat is
lew to cniouiav?ywna*4?in wpw',w?s?.?i
jenibg *'tnarkot of
jiM and EDgUih, ftriW
Remarkable Stone?A Fact for the OuriOU8.
?c have frequently lieard of the existence -oi
a stone nnidto possess tlio power of attracting
poison ejected into the system from the bites of
nnii^uls, reptiles, and insects. Wo regarded-the
stoiof its existence, however, like that of the
" Philosopher's Stone." a mcro oi'/.nti..n ?r
imagination.
?? were informed recently, however, by nn
intelligent and reliable geiitlcfmSn of thft rounty,
aud a member of tliu lust Legislature, that
his mother-in-law lias sneb-ft stone in h<sr poas<M910h
: that ii,hns been in pnssesctaifin of differ
ent members of the family for two or three
generations, and that although it eafnc from
Scotland, no account can be given by any one
how it was first obtained.' ??? \
1 he stone, ho informed tij, is jftry hard, of
a poroug nature, dark greenish color, and not
more Upn an inch or two long, that lie has applied
rein- numberless instances to persons bitten
by spiders and snakes, with entire success,
and in one iustnucc only, (owing to too great
lelny,) out of a great many, did it fail to airord
ipeedy relief, and effect a co^lpleto cure.
Oil applying the stone to tlie wound, it instantly
adheres, and remains until saturated
with the poison, and then drop* off. On plujing
it in warm water, the poison is seen -to
ioine out in greenish spangles, when the stone
rony again be upplied until a complete curc is
.'iici'ieu.
This is n description of the nature and qualties
of tliis singular und valuablo stone, which
perhaps but few persons will be inclined to bcieve,..
although literally true.?"We aro not
iware that the existence of such a stone is
inown to the scSlntitie world'at nlL?Spirit of
'he South. . .
[In connection withU^above, wo would add
hat we arReliably informed that sueli a stone
is is above described has, for twenty years past.,
icen in possession of the family of the late Sir.
lohn King, living on what is culled Church
JilLin Richmond, Virginia; and that during
bafiVtlrne its qualities in counteracting the ejects
of poison, as alluded to, liavo been many
.iiues successfully tested.'?EtL Union.']
% <, . ?
An Example for Young Men.
The Messrs. Harpers, of New-York, who rc:cntly
lost about $1,000,000 by fire, but who
ire still in independent eircuinstauccs?able to
e-commcnco operations oil an extensive scale
?commenced life poor-boys. The New York
rimes furnishes the following brief history of
.he ear er of the Harpers: t ;J,j
"Tlic establishment of- t^o Ilarpers was
bunded by Jnmee Harper, 'the. oldest of the
bur who now eoustitulc the fftni/; He enme to
he city in 1810, a^-liul fi fteen years old, ami
icrvcd an apprenticeship of six.'yeara'ty I'mil
t Thomas, the lending printers" of that dn}-.
liis brother John soon followed hitn, and lcarn;d
the trade of Mr. John Seymour, a printer in
Tohn street. In 18Q9, with a capital lames had
>aved, the brothers opmed a small book and
ob office in Dover street. The first book they
ninted was ficnccu's Morals; ttib second Was
in edition ofHho Methodist Catechism. The
irst book they published on their own account
was Locke's Kssayop the Human Understand
ng. jliiuv wueu wiui uiircnuiujig liiuuBiry,
md maintained the highest character for enterprise
and intej?ritjT. .In 1820 the third
jrothcr, Joseph weslej', joined them, and'six
fears later il^mjer became a upember of the
irra. From thi)t timo till now they have carded
on the publishing business with a degree
)f well greeted energy .wJiich has few parallels.
removed to^Clltf street about 1820
md have added ono building after another to
.heir establishment as the demands of their 1>ubncss
required. Tho amount of book's th<?y
lave issued is almost incalcnliiblc. For the last
ew years they havo published, on nn average,
iwenty-five volumes a' minute, for ten hours a
lay?atld from'three to four thousand persons
liave obtained a livelihood from their employment."
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" ?*/Oh|Ufch1 South.
"The QHiiRil ConforJ&jfo of the M. E. Church,
South, made considerable ehangi s in the Cliurcli
government, a synopsis of which limy be of interest
to some of our renders. In tho report
on episcopacy, tho committee say that one icajon'for
increasing the. number of Bishops is,
that oue of tUeilJ taay, during the greater portion^?;
the jUm\ytrffiel and preach extensively
witfnqg^p lronnda'4>f tho Pacific > Conference.
A.no^Pr,la^Vwm tareraolored population may
scrviaes of a Bishop than
thoy m!ye fne. And thirdly, that
at present, tffri heSltlf-pf.the 15ibhop3 is ofton
eudangcrod .by the rapidity with which they
nre compelled to pass from-one Conferrenco to
anoth^V. * *Tlio
committee also -recommend that1'when
tho- Eidiop shall decided a question "of
law, the Conference snail have the rignt to determino
h^W far (he law thus decided or interpreted
js applicrtWo to tho case then pending.
An nnnyal Conference shall have the right to
aftWal fforn such a docqjon^jto the College oi
BtwtOps, whoso (leciaipajtyi?jjch cases shall be
ttOMUfyjid epw?op^a?|!M$t7shall be jsntliori(ajS^jatccpt
in tfio'caso liwinding, nor shall ruj>y
sneh' bo published nntil it#hall have.'becn ?th
proved by the Colloge of Imhops. Each fjishop
shall report in writing wtno episcopal college,
at au annual meeting to'bo held by them,
Uich decisions h? hrw madwgjjubseque^tly tc
tli? last preceding meeting; n?u_ all sucli deeis
ions-wlren approveo^r the fljBfce of Bishops,
ahnil_bo either recorded in &peVmanout form,
or publistied in sqeli a mantier as tho liisbbpt
BhnU ogr^a^ to^adopt?and when bo a^rove<3
thprltati^ ^^^ritntioni '?r ^jcjnstructions o:
be r^^n'n: ^
A I.qboom Mn.r-ioN.vuiK.?On ono occasion,
wliilo riding in nnomnibus, I formed an ac
([uniiitniific with a fello.w passenger from whom
1 <lorivc?l ninny explanations' of tho H<rnn?A
things I saw*. One of tlicdo'*wc give:
"I addressed to liiui a few words concerning
a enrringo wliich just then <lrove by. It
was too fine to be elegant, ami was drawn by
two magnificent bay horses. On the box,
adorned with beautiful fringes, eat a black coated
coachniun; thcro was not a wrinkle in his
while ^ravat?his snowy gloves were spotless.
Ill the vehicle, on a downy cushion, carelessly
lounged a wan without a.coat, his arms bare,
hi* eK'ovea turned up to the shoulder; an apron
with the cornel's turned up, serving liim as a
girdle?so 0\<j conchuian looked like a gentlc111
a 11 driving a mechanic jn liis dress." - \jf
Mr., AVcy aeked his neighbor who and what
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v..v ouu..So luuniiig occupant 01 lite dashing
carriage.
"The richest butcher in London," was tlio
reply. " lie ia ret urning in his own earringo
from his slaughtering house to his Tesidonce.
11 is fortf-futhettf were in the same business;
his father left him a fortune of over" two millions,
anil ho, out of modesty, follows his father's
profeseion?a very honorable old enstorn.
This gentleman bntchcr possesses four
millions." " m
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Axkodote ok Petkii C.uitwiuuht.?"While ho
was pi-caching, j*cars ago, Gen. Jackson entered
the Church, when a pastor sented^in tlio
pulpit, gave his "Brother Cart wright" a'hudge,
and whispered that the old'Iiero-.jiad just conm
in?as much us to advise, " now be particular
what you say." But Peter, to the nstonisincnt
of every ono, louder then ovrt exclaimed,
" "Who enres for General Jackson ? lle'll go to
hell act soon nsnny body if he don't repent! "
When the sermon, a honie-tnnde one, was
o < -: ?i ?!-- > " * ? ? --x *
vu^vu, n uiviiu i^tica Luc \jruueriu wnai no
thought of tlint rough 613 Yellow, an<l received
for answert.."Sir, give mo'twenty thousand
such men, and I'll whip tlic wliolo world, including
the devil."
ALahob Pri/.e Offereu.-t-'Aio United States
Depart meat of State hdQ published a loiter from
that indefatigable Frenchman, Mr. Vattemare,
addrcssed^to John Y. Mason, wlrtBtf\tliu latter
gentleman transmitted to Secretary JMaruy, accompanied
with a letter froni liimaolf. Mj. Vattemare,
by liia will,i'leaves one hundred tbou
sand dollars to any penion-who discovers tho
"means of curing Asiatic cholera, -of of tho
eau^e of the pestilence."^ To giv<) ^pybljeiiv ^
the fact, the publication 'has been ma do. Tho
power of awarding the prize ha&bcen conferred
on the Institute of France, and the internal, of
it, until it has been awarded, is to coiuit.utc ,-ui
annual prizft,'to be givng to those who advjroco
the knowledge of the cnuso of cholera ttud ita
remedy. .
The Oioon Bay AdToc&tc ha* oaiight the
Reverend Klcazer Daupbin-of-FraqCh .-Vy Jlliams
fairly napping. It aeemajyilrt in -th? Q&y.
tleazor was sued for ~bi note,-of $
in 1843, nnd, itthis dcolnrati^^o^lqeftTored to
escapc the necessity of jpaylpgpn that
at the time of contracting thxj debt bo yfa ajSL
Reis Indian, and as auch not dfimpelent to mako
contracts?a pica which the'* Court overruled.
Now it happens that th$iUjde$t.jjpw'.incurred
long nffcor \V illinms pretends to haYOvieanied
from the Prince^ do Join^lle tho- eobrfitujf his
royal French origin, and wlfopr occordiDg to his
own story, be knew lijKwasV'BoprDon Prince,
and not an Indian at aTl-^jid J*et Jie coolly^
r>nnintr i?if n Pnni<F^otf?1 a?TAnM- 1?!?woa1C3a Jia ?*?*
vv...w ?..?v tilivi UUlUk^f / yu MU
Indian! ?& ...v <, .w.; -V_
>j>j _ ajji j-^.. * .
HAIL ROAM MOT jPt^Rbcrnriitfo Fojt HCNTTNO.
?Afr the present p6nod,~ mp "number of foxhunting
establishments kept up id" England and
'"Wales amounts to ninety-six!; there 'may. be a
few more, but they nrc unimpo/tant ones. To
show the increase: in 1?30, pixty-oiglit packs of'
hounds wfeMfcompounded for: 1850, eighty-four,
aceordiucp*t& tho 'return*, 'of '-assessed' taxes.
Soma or tfi'csq, are mafti tainted. with princely
magnificence an e^cgtso.'gpt* under ?3,500 or?4,000
per annum. dverj^ >may' bi>atimated
at ?1,400 a yfidr.'^- *'.. .
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Omt CiTAi>^^AD*kr.-^CoL i' <XflArliPEton,
' of c\vberry,lea^n frbitolTUt Sitt^Sf?^ baa
accepted the appointttioutiof amnUl grator of
the Capt Polytecmc.Socicty befoT^Jbat society
and the (JallLopcaa society, at th^u* aonjmtyicement
in.lftfv^ttfer neaft^Th &y haftflfomdoubt- ^
eilly mtiSb a (jnofco Bclecwoii. CoWjjHn&ngtoii
is nn orator of rarjS p$Wpr? brilpant^naginaUoa
mid classical attowgiflqMA." Jt will
a rich ah<J Tare intellectual foflat.^- ~ T1 ,
Effkct or tiik UtAT.?-!Wc n6tice<f pnr^ftie*.
day, says the Nowbcr^y J3*nii?elt that theTaila
on the Greenville <fc CAIiimbia'rajl roa&'kad
expanded vory macM from jjhe excessiveThh&U
ine.-?-acam. spacca uecw-coiruicm-were pieted
np. nnd the rail, drawn np in ^ho "fon^'oif art' s
f\rcl), five'inehea attho highest-pjjint frocqf tho
stringer, nt tho snmo tin& dwving out fetfo
spTkcs. ' Tho rails wereJlmitffe thafrfl. ya like
handling hot coals to tonoljffiiBriE^ffiraotiecd *
two other Taipj slightly.
A line Ntnvfoundland dog followed a man into
a (ling store lately, and procwiitflig Id'carry
off a large epobgS^*hci>?tbrjJJpl8?^?Hea thn.
man'ft attention,to, it,.? Vi'knflw.l! muelthe nj?4
' ^rb'ut it's hslwc&*Vvo txMxWyLI^nld tb make
' <aE< Tiamill ibtal "
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