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The Courts have decided that refusing to tke periodicals from the office, or removing and leaving thein uncalled for, is prima facia evidence of intention fraud. Cjje fact's Cuhmm. From Godey's Lady Book.' I HAVE NO MOTHER NOW. BY COROLLA H. CRISWELI.. I hear the soft wind sighing Through every bush and tree J Where nov dear mother's lying Away from love and me. Tears from mine eyes are starting, And sorrow shades my brow, Oh, weary was our parting-" 1 have no mother now 1 I sop the pale moon shining' On mother's white head-stone ) The rose-bush round it twining- Is here like me alone. And just like me are weeping Those dew-drops from the bough Long time have she been sleeping- 1 have no mother now! My heart is ever lonely, "My life is drear and sad Twaa her dear presence only That made my spirit glad, . From morning until even, Care rests upon my brow ; . She's gone from me to heaven- I have no mother now ! COMETH A BLESSING DOWN. BY MARY FRANCES TYLER. Hot to the man of dollars, Not to the man of deeds, Not to the man of cunning, If ot to the man of creeds ; Not to the man whose passion Is for the world's renown, Not in a form of fashion, Cometh a blessing down. . Not unto land's expansion, iot unto miser's chest, ' Not to the princely mansion. Not to the blazoned crest, Not to the sordid worldling, Not to the knavish clown, Not to the haughty tyrant, Cometh a blessing down Not to the folly blinded, Not to the steeped in sfcam'eV Not to the carnal minded, Not to unholy fame, Not in neglect of duty, . Not in the monarch's crown, "Not at the smile of beauty Cometh a blessing downv But to the one whose spirit Yearns for the great and good, - - "Unto the one whose store-house Yieldeth the hungry food ; Unto the one who labors, . Fearless of foe or frown Unto the kingly-hearted, -r ' ' Cometh a blessing down. ' Best Use of Riches. . VThen wealth to virtuous hands is givtfir, It blesses like the dews of heaven ; - -Like heaven it hears the orphan's cries, ; And wipes the tears from widow's eyes. , Two lines does this column need, To UW up which, it puzzles us iudcedV LETTER FROM H0&. 4?. S. BROOKS. ; House op Representatives, February 7, 1856 My Deah Sir: Last winter, General Stringfellow addressed a letter to myself and others, giving a description of the soil of Kansas, and the average products of ag ricultural labor. That letter was publish ed in the newspapers of our .State, and ev ery additional testimony confirms the truth of the statements therein contained. Gen. Whitfield is now at my side, and in reply to the question relative to the de mands and rewards of mechanical labor, bids me say that the 'minimum of wagt s for labor in Kansas is fully double the price in Charleston. But higher considerations than pecuni ary profit are now presented to the young men of our State; and they are just the considerations which soonest reach, and most excite the heart of young Carolina. They are the considerations of patriotism and honor. Civil war has virtually beo-un m Kansas. The lives of such friends of - J o the institutions of the 8outh and of the. Constitution, ms have gone to Kansas to disseminate our principles, strengthen our instituions and protect your rights, my rights, and the rights of every slave own er, are in peril. By the fiat of " Aboli tion Aid Societies," money and mn are pouring inlo Kansas. The spirit of popu lar sovereignty is being crushed, and the principle of non-intervention circumvented by lawless fanaticism. With the permission of Gen. Whitfield, I make the following extracts from a letter dated " Lecompton, January 23, and writ ten by a gentleman in high position, and of intelligence and integrity, whose name (which you would concur with me in re garding satisfactory) is withheld , . , i ' ' j , "auoui six uays ago, six men .were sent to Iowa, to conduct five hundred fight ing men, who are to be here by the last of February. They will be here without doubt. Yesterday, wajrons were sent to meet a -train with" two cannon and five hun died Sharpe's rifles from Illinois, which are being sent to Lawrence. These things go to show that the trait ors are industrious and are working. By the 1st of March they will have eleven or. twelve hundred men more than they have now, and be better provided with arms and munitiotisj " On the 4th of March next, they put their Government into operation, and if we are not strong enough to put down them and their military organization, we will be driven from the Territory. . " For myself, I think that no man in or out of the Territory, is. willing to risk more of everything that is dear or valuable, ac cording to his circumstances, than I will, if the cause is appreciated by the South, and they shew their appreciation by sending men and money to help. But if the slave owners of the South content themselves with temporarj' luxury and ease, and make no eflbrt to save their institutions, they may take care of themselves in their own way, and I will of myself in mine. If thers is a man who is enlisted more deeply" in the cause of the South than myself, I don't know where he is to be found. 1 am for tified in my position by principle and feel ing. I hate the adverse cause, aid love to war upon it. I have risked my life and my properly, which are now in daily peril. "The South must act with energy and promptness. Thev must do the entire thing, or give it up, acknowledge them selves whipped. " Our friends must be here on the 2Sth of February, or the few pro-slavery mn in this part of the Territory will be burned out and driven off as refugees. If the Sooth cannot send fifteen hundred men by the 2Sih of February . next, and double that number by fall, and in time for the elections, they need not send a man. Such is the state of affairs in Kansas, as ' represented "by one who is on . the ground' The admission of Kansas into the Uni on as a slave State, is now a point of hon or with the Sooth. : Every assistance which legislation can render, was giren by the last Congress, when the Missouri prohibi tion was repealed!. What mere can Sosth em chivalry ask of Congress! An open field and a fair fight was all that our an cestors ever asked of &n enemy." ' Has the spirit of ihe sires departed from the bosom of their sons? Shall the 'page of South Carolina history which records the lofty sentiments and glorious deeds of Gadsden of Hayne, and of Moultrie, grow pale tthen reading of us? A&d shall it ATCHISON, KANSAS written that their blood was transmitted without their virtues? and of their spirit, that the grace of the fashion of it per islreth?" T. A , . : t . j - The last Congress gave to the people of the South a fair field, and the Abolition ists have thrown down the, glove upon it, Who in all the South will take it up? It is my deliberate conviction that the fate of the South is to be decided with the Kansas issue. If Kansas becomes a hire ling State, slave property will jlecjine 4t6 half its present value in Missouri as soon as the fact is determined. Then Abolition ism will become the prevailing sentiment. So with Arkansas so with Upper Texas. While we are thus decreasing in political power, the North will increase. War with England is now desired by Seward, who is the most dangerous manjn America. And why? To exhaust the South of men and monejT, and with our treasure to acquire Canada as freesoil territory ; and then with freesoil power thus augmented, tore duce the South to provincial dependence. And thus far war would be popular. The West is always ready for war. They faU ten upon it, and are out "of danger War enhances the value of nil their products: grain, bacon, horses, beef. Their women and children are so far in the interior as to be ai all times secured, and their young men are warlike by nature. Nor would its advocates be few even in the South At lantic States which would be devastated by the enem)'. Popular orators might be heard at every courthouse in our State raising the cry "to arms!" who mope about now as thqugh they never heard of Kansas. May they not hear of ii when it is too late. If our State had imposed a tax of oiie dollar per head on each negro in the State and applied th e amount to the transporta tion of armed emigrants to Kansas, the people would have sustained the Delegates and the funds would have wrought more good towards strengthening our insh'tilu- tions if thus applied, than if the harbor of Charleston was crowded with steam ships, and every village in tho State had its armory with a cupalo on the top. The election of Mr.. Banks as Speaker of our House will precipitate the Kansas issue. The Abolitionists are emboldened here and everywhere. I venture the prediction, that in thirty days there will be a proclamation from the President relative to Kansas; and that in sixty days afterwards there will also be a proclamation pertaining to the same mat ter, by the Governor of South Carolina. I tell you that the battle of the Consti tution against Fanaticism is to be fought on the soil of Kansas. ' Let our vounsr men wake from their lethargy. Let them organize m compa nies in every District. A regiment oi a thousand men. under the command of Maxey Gregg, if now in Kansas, would bear triumphant the flag of State equality and of constitutional -liber.y If our institutions prevail in Kansas, the slavery question is settled and the rights of the South are safe. If lanaticism pre vail, we may put our house in order to die by indies Let our people Dut understand the Kan sas issue, and they will meet it with alac rity. Let them but see that every dollar expended in Kansas, and every blow there struck is in defence of their homes and firesides, and thev will come up to the mark like men. They have been confus ed by the thrusts at the Kansas-Nebraska bill, indiscreetly made in our own State, and the taunts of squatter sovereignty The bill is- not as I would have il in every respect. but it is a good bill for the South ; for un der it we can go with our property, where before we could not go. . Let the theoriz ers forget their theories and practise what is practicable. Every dollar expended in this cause by our people, is as " bread cast upon ths waters." Those of you who so see the points of the case should at once set the ball in motion. If you cannot act with much concert at first, go to work in dividually. Present a subscriptien list to avptv man vou meet who owes a single slave. Let others do likewise. : A long step will thfts be saken towards performing our part. ia. Kansas , .-i - Col. J. D. Wilson of our State arrived this morning, and tells . me that the people in his region are becoming alive to the IS' sue. He has pledged himself to arm and transport five determined young fellows to Kansas at his own expense. . Ihe exam ple is worthy of 'imitation, and the senti ment which produced it patriotic. The route to Kansas is via Nashville from which point it is but six days journey be to the promised laiid. -1 : TERRI TUESDAY, ' MARCH S5, 1S50. !I am, with : warmest- personal regard, and lively: sympathy with you in Border RufHanism -uV Truly.ycwrs, v -P. S. BROOKS. LAY IS BREAKING. Quite a discussion has " been going on recently between the clergymen of ono. of the Northern religions decorninations.and the papers say that : in the , tourse .of : the discussion, the following projiosiH'-- have been laid down by ot'' weji understood to be tlte'oest bibic.-tschollars in the Union, and second to none inth? world. Against any one who denies them he pledges himself to bring the most abun dant proof. JIow strikingly do such facts contrast apostolical with modern preach ing: 1. The Apostles everywhere met domes tic slavery as an institution existing through out the Roman Empire. They nowhere denounce it as a sin per se. ' They treat it as a relation which christian men may sus tain without guilt, at the same time they give no sanction" to any cruelties or baa dispositions, or oppressive acts whether of positive illtreatment or indolent neglect that may characterize this or. any other so cial or political institution. 2 They have slaveholders among their converts, known as such. . These slave holders they never command to set free their slaves; they never even asssert that it is their duty much less do they ever de nounce them for not doina so Instead of this, they always take occasion from the fact, to instruct them in the; duties which are particular to this relation, and can have no existence without it 3. They had also slaves among their converts, known to be such; These slaves they never tell td run' away, never aid in their escape. On the contrary they in- truct them in the duties that belonjr to this state ' of subjection -duties that can have no force or meaninsr aside from its recognition. ": '' 4. They had among their center" ts both master and slaves as one Christian Church Thev make the occasion upon each that higher responsibility of fidelity to each oth er which grows out of their mutual Chris- sanity, without hinting even, that this new spiritual life necessarily destroyed the old social or political relation. The Apostle sees no inconsistency in addressing them asdespose at the same time as bretheren in the Lord thus presenting that peculiar Bible idea which the blinded moUern Ab olitionist seems entirely incapable of com prehending. o. The Apostles met, not Only with slaves and slaveholders, but also with Abolition ists. This class of men are more ancient than they fancy themselves to be Even in the Apostolical times there were zealous philanthropists or "human rights" men who told believinsr slaves they ought not to obey beleiving masters.. Such preach ers the Apostle strongly condemns. He draws a picture of them which is as true to the life iii the nineteenth century as in the first. "From such, he says the Mis stonary Timothy, "withdraw thyself; while there is not a single example in the New Testament of Christian communioa being denied to the eiavehol def . Fodsd at last A man who never declines office on account of "circumstan ces over which he has no control." A merchant who has never said that his business was "only tolerably good, and money hard to get these times." A man who never took the beam out nf his own eve without DokinjT It into somebody 's else. A creditor who is never "very much in tieed of money. A statesman who is governed solely by a desire to benefit the public : A thi-.kinff man who is not disliked by fools Knmprous nravers which . have been answered before they had been lorgot ten by the authors these were prayers made by the earth for rain. ; A host of men who keep the command ment "love thy neighbor as thyself" but they are wo-men ! A tombstone at a beggar's grave. A toper who never had the dropsy, Somebody says that a young lady should always ask the four following ques tions before , accepting the band of any young man : r - ..-:. ' Is he honorable ?. .J.; r-v.j f Is he kind of heart ? ; : Can he support me comfortably T Does he take a paper and ! pay in ad vance ? ' ' : : ' ' , S"3 Why are women like beets ? Be cause the youiVger they are the better.: r aitewis. SHORT PATENT SESHOHS. iON BEAUTY. BY DOW, J R , TEXT. .. - Nought under heaven so stroeg doth allure The sens of man, and all hi mind pooaeoatj ' As beauties lovely baite, that doth procure Great warriors oft their vigors torepresse, Ad mighty hands forget their manlinesse ; Drawn with Ike power of an heart-robbinyeye And wrapped in fetters of a golden trcSse, That can wirh melting- pleasuance molifye", Their heardened hearts enured to blood arid ' cruelty. - Mv hearess I suppose that all of you have often felt the despotic power of Beau ty, and have had your obdurate, adaman tine, calcined hearts softened down by its omnipotency to the yielding substance a of pan-cake. That which appertains to the flesh, is most arbitrary and soul-fretting in its influence ; but that which belongs to Nature alone such as fills the whole uni verse with allurements is calculated rath er to inspire ,'ftnd raise the thoughts up to that concentrated essence of Beauty which parkles with loveliness from the beginning to the end of the end. I shall dwell first upon the beauties of Nature; but,saiththe auctioneer, I can't dwell loiigfor my dis course must be coudensed into one column of the Sunday i Mercury, beyond which limit I am seldom allowed to trespass, i : My dear friends it matters not upon whatsoever side we turn our eyes,: we be hold such beauty in its primative naked ness as cannot fail to captivate the heart of very true' worshipper of the God of Na ture, and make him leel as though ten thousand pismires were crawling up and own the ossified railway on his back. - Look at yonder myriads of stars that glit ter ancLsparkle from the dome of heaven's high .concave ! Say, is there not beauty in these ? Aye, there is beauty, magnif icent in these little celestial trinkets that nd the ebon brow of Night -shining, a3 they do, like so many cat's eyes id the wiil- dowless garrets Observe the silvery moon pale-faoed Cynthia, wandering Luna, or whatever, you choose tocali her see how gracefully she promenades the self-same path which was laid out for her at th? be ginning of the world, and deviates not a particle from it, although she has been ma liciously termed the strumpet of the plan ets. . Look at the respleiiieiit sun. See how it is maintained its unsullied, bright ness through the rust-iratherincr aces of ie. Not a single thread has been lost from its golden fringe, and not even a fly-' speck has marred its splendor ; but is to day, the same beautiful, 1'ely object that it was when it first burst upon Paradise, and rolled back the darkness of chaos into tJi unknown regions of nowhere. There is beauty at sunset. Who can look at the glories oi an autumnal iwuigm uuu uui have the furze upon his hands rise up in rapture ! O.it is, by all odds, the gran desl and sublimest picture in the great academy of Nature ! At the festoon ed nates of the West, augeli of peace and loneliness have furled their pur pie wings and are sweetly sleeping 'ith their heads upon pillows of amber, over- canopied with curtains of damask , and crimson, tempting, poor mortals like us to climb up the ladder of imagination and stnl Irises bv the bushel ! When the morning, loo, as my friend Hudibras b serves, like a boiled lobster begins to turn from brown to red, there is beauty of the tallest order. Yes, when Aurora hangs out her red under-garment from her cham ber window, prepares her perfume toilets, and sweeps out the last speck of darkness from the oriental parlor, there is such blush ing beauty resting upon eastern hill-tops as cannot fail to be appreciated by any one nrhfw lieart-strincrs are not composed of catgut and horse hair. - My friends I speak of the beamies of natsre because they are Unadorned, and consequently are the most beautiful. .You might hang a necklace pf dirnaada around ibn sun. and cxtra-iewel the stars but would they appear more .lovely ? Not bit of it.. You Gothamites by dwellin. linon these raav receive rrooi, arid haTe . , - ; i your ferocious temper completely subdued but I don't want to have anything to d with your down-eas. x anliees. .1 have un derstood that their hearts are o inclined to wooden nutmegs" and singing psalms that they have noidea at all of the sublime and beautiful. They won't believe whai tell them, beeaose of their stiff-neckednes; I do liunk that il an an 'ret were to .come down Iiom heaven ana swear upon a wag loa-load of :oaiic almanacs that what preach is true, they wouldn't believe it any the sooner let them go. - Now,- my friends, Iam . about to speak of beauty when if exercises almost unlimit ed control over the hearts of men." It is hen it is concentrated in lovely 1 women when it flashes from Ber dark eve - vhen it lurks in her ravm ringlets- when mingles with the rose of her : cheek and iL lily of hr brow.- "tSy it T kings have been brortght up their narrow bones et the feet of their throoes warriors hare been been spurred on the battle, and kept from by having their hearts wrapt in feUers of a golden tresse young bifieTs tigers have,been transmognafied into peacable lambs, and their blood-thirsty appetites for ever allayed. But, my young friends, you must also beware of women. She is a Snake has the power to charm such fledglings as you ; and when you are once captivated, ou are a gone case. The delicious pois on whieh you drink from her eyes acts as tuyifying opiate toydiir reason and lets the pleasure rush recklessly into the wilds of nrestraint. I admire a pretty female face and figure as much as any one ) but unless they are adorned by the flummery of fash ion and fancy shops unless the heart is a casket (Of the gems of purity and truth they never can catch this old bird. O, my friends ! the real queen of beauty is Miss Morality. Court her as much as you like but dont set up after midnight to do it- walk in her garden, and cull the flowers of peace and contentment f read upon her trail even to the dividing line between time and eternity, and you will pay the debt of nature respectably, and in the full hopes of a glorious reward." So mote it be ! Judge Joles recently delivered e following charge to the jury, in the case of Elgin Church, for stealing: "Jury, you can go out, and don't show your ugly mugs till you find a verdict; if ou can't find one of your, own, - get" the one the last jury; used." . The jury retired, and after an absence of fifteen minutes, returned with a verdict of-- - "Suicide in the ninth degree and fourth verse. J udg Jones then pronounced upon El gin Church this sentence : "Elgin Church, stand up and face the music. You are tounu . guilty oi suicide for stealing Now this court sentences you to pay a fine of two shillings, to shave your head with a bayoaet in the barracks, and if you try to cave in the head of any of of the jur5r, you'll catch thunder. You fate will be a warning to others ; and in con clusion, may Heaven have mercy on you. Sheriff, get me a pint: of red eye ; I'm thirsty." - gS?" A ycung clergical gentleman re lates the following anecdote of on of his Duch brethern. The old parson was about commending: one ehis spirirual exercises, when to his being a little near sighted was added the dim light of. the country ahurch. After clearing out his throat, he gave out the hymn, . prefacing it with the apology: The light is bad, mine eye's is dim, I sCaree can sea to read dish him. The Clerk supposing it was the first stanza of the hymn, struck up to the tune of common metre. The old parson, took somewhat aback, by this turn of affairs, corrected the mis tae by saying. I didn't mean to sin dish hynin, I only meant, mine eyes is dim. The clerk; still thinking it a combination of the couplet, finished irJ the proceeding strain The old man fit this waxed wroth, and exclaimed at the top of his voice: I dink the debit's in you all Dat vash no hymn to sinff at all! "3P" Mr. Smith, you said you once officiated in a pulpit, do you mean by that that you preached?" . . . " No s?r I held the light for the man that did!" "Ah! ihectotlrt understood you different ly. They supposed that the discourse came from you" . , r s " to sir, I only throwed a little lght on it" ... .; . . -. . .- "No levity, Mr. Smith. Crier, wipe your nose, aud call the next witness." "I hope you will be able to support me,' said a young lady, while w-alking out one with her intenoed, during a , slippery slate on ihe side-walk. t - r , "Why, yes " said the somewhat beeka limr swain, "with some little asssistance from your father.". ; . . ; . ' . ; , . There was some- conf uSk tn a P1"0. foacd sile&ce . , . . - 1 A SHORT STORY; Dickens tells the following story of arJ American s&t captain?" . . . j In his last voyage home the captaiahad on board a young iadjfof remarkable per sonal attractioiis a phrase I use as being entirely new, and one you never ineetwitht ii the newspapers. ' V ; The young lady was beloved intensely by five young gentlemen, passengers, and in turn she was ia love with them all, very" ardently, bat without any particular pref erence for either. ' I ct knowing how to make up her de termination in llus difemma, she ceasulteil my friend, the captain. . V - The captain, being of a man of original turn of mind, says to the young lady . " J ump overboard, and marry Cue inari who jumps after you." The young lady, struck with the Idea, and being fond, of bathing, especially in warm weather, as it then was, took the ad vice of the captain, who had a boat ready, and manned, in esse of accident. Accordingly next morning, the five lov ers being on deck, and looking devotedly , at the young lady, she plunged into th sea head foremost. Four of the lovers- , immediately jumped in after her. When the young ladjf and her four lov ers got out again, she says to the captain " What am I to do now, they are a wet? - Says Che captain " Take the dry one." And the young lady did, and married him. fSruT" One who claims to be a judge of swine saysi " Last spring 1 bought a little pig frorrJ a drove and he was for eating, but would not grow much. lie got so alter a week or two, that he would eat a large bucket full at a time, and then like Oliver Twist , call for more Well, one morning I car , ried out a water bucket full of dough, an5 ? after he had swallowed it all, I picked up the pig, and put him in the same bucket I -had fed him from, and the little cuss didn't . fill it half full." - - . - SyA facetious gentleman traveling jrf the interior of tte State, on arriving at bis . lodging place in the evening, was met by . the ostler, whom he thns addressed: Boy extricate (hat quadruped from the1 vehicle, stabulate him, denote him an ad 1 quale supply of nutricious aliment and when the aurora of morn shall again illu' . mine the oriental horizon, I will award you a pecuniary compensation for - your amiable hospitality." . The boy not understanding a word, ran! into the house, saying, Master, here's ft . Duchmarl wants to see you." fMJ A few nights ago, Bodkin, who . had been out taking his glass and pipe, on going liome late, borrowed an umbrella", . and vrben his wife's tongue loosened, he , sat up in bed and suddenly spread out jKtrapvlie. ' , What are you going to do with that . thinjr ?" sd his wife. Why, my dear, I expetted a very heavy - storm to night, and so I came prepared. Ia less than two minutes Mrs. Bodkin . was r , asleep. ' . ; A coMPAfffstr-A pleasent, cheer ful wife, is a rainbow set in the sky, when her husband's mind is tossed with storms and tempests but a dissatisfied and 'fretful wife in the hour of trouble, is like one of those fiends who ddight to , torture , lost pirits. Bv a pbikter Old Maids : " Lean , and ,r batter types" of the " font" tL'eirV itnprcsiots" woirt" take," and having - " run out of " era-braces," their " case " j migh the V improved" by " disputing v a ft;w " small caps." An old cynic, at a eewcerf, one' night, read irf a" programrrre Che tkle of a song, viz. ' ' . "O, fire me a cot in the valley I lore.' - -' Readiog it over attentively, the ; eld fel- ' low finally growled " .' t - : ? " " Well if I had- my choice, I should ask " for a bedstead ! " : . - - l .0 .' :-"-": ' ' 5" In what month do people eaCChrf least food 1 ' ', ... February ; as it contains only t wenty"- -eight days. - ' - ; .- . SF" What fish have their eyes nearest together? - '' ' . The smallest. !. " -, .: . . "Anything to please the child, as thenurse said when she let the baby craw ' at the third story window; ; ' ' ' ? f r sal ON.