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We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of our Liberties, and if it must fall, we will Perish amidst the Ruins."
VOLIJME. XIv. , E .49%
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY
BY
WD.9. DURISOE.
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The American Flag.
FLING out the nation's stripes and stars
The glorious standard of the Iree ,
The banner borne through Freedom's wars,
The hallowe'd gem of Liberty ;
On mountain top, in valley deep,
Wherever dwell the free and brave,
Wherever Freedom's martyr's sleep,
Columbia's flag must freely wave.
Raise high the bright, auspicious flag,
From every height and lonely glen;
In forest dell, on jutting srag,
Afar among the haunts of men.
That sparkling banner, wildly flung,
Shall-freely wave o'er land and sea;
And Freedom's anthem,sneetly sung,
Shall swell our country's jubilee.
0 ! let the world that flag behold
That emblem of the brave and free;
The brightest crown of streaming gold,
That decks the goddess Liberty.
Spread out its folds till heaven's dome
Reverberates the holy sound,
That all oppress'd have fond a home
On Freedom's consecrated ground.
Unfurl that spangled flag of war3,
And let it floatulong the skies,
Until a freetnan's bleeding scars
Shall bid ag. angry.naionrise,. -
Then let its tints, its gorgeous folds,
Bedazzle hosts'in battle driven,
Till victory's eagle proudly holds
The glittering ensign up to heaven.
Fling out our country's banner wide,
Our emblematic, starry gem;
Our Union never shall divide
While floats that silken diadem.
Year after year its brilliant stars
Shall indicate the strength of all;
Let all beware of civil wars,
That curse of monarchs-Freedom's fall.
To a Flower;
Child of the spring! fair opening flower!
I love thine early bloom;
To snatch thee from you shelt'ring bower
- Let no-rude hand presume.
Yet, protected from the blast,
Thy leaves in beauty blow;
- Ah!-soon thy halcyon days are past,
Stern winter lays thee low.
But when revolves the varying year,
And-sleeps the wasting storm,
Returning life again shall cheer
Thy renovated form.
When-natut e's rougher skies arc fled,
Then clothed in loveliest line.
Again thou'lt lift thy gentle head,
And drink the vernal dew.
ANTrOL~OGT.
How -rO Dr5isAN ENst.-lt is said
- that bees-and- wap will not sting a per
son whose skin is imbued with honey.
Hencethose who are much exposed to the
venom ofghese little creatures, when they
have occasion to hive bees, or to take a
nest of wvasps.. smear their faces and hands
with honey,. which is found to be the best
preservative; when we are arugmyed with
insult and persecution, from perverse aind
malignant men, the best defence against
their venom is to have the spirit bathed ini
honey. Let every part be saturated with
meekness, gentleness, forbearance, and
patience; and the most spiteful enemy will
be disappointed in his endeavors to infiet
a sting. We shall remain uninjured,
while his venom returns to corrodo his
own malignant bosom;. or what is far bet
ter. the houey with which he comes in
com:.ct will neutralize his gall; the coals
of forgiving love will dissolve his hatred,
'~and the good returned for evil, will over
comes evil with goodi.
In one of the counties of Kentucky, some
of the voters have uaddressed a series of
questions to one of their caididates for the
legislature, among which are the follow
ing:
* Are you in favor of the next var?
Do you believe the Irish came over ini
the same boat wit hi Noah ?
Do you believe that Eve's eating the
* forbidden fruit caused- the knot in-a mn's
neck cal-led 'Adanr's apple?'
Are you an gradual imaginationist ?'
* Do you 'lignor ?'
CUBA AND ITS RESOURCES.
This Island, one of the earliest discove
ries of the great admiral, has been known
to Europe sinco 1892, and borne succes
sively the names of Juana, Fernandina.
Santiago, and Ave Maria, and has found
refuge from this confusion of titles in the
aboriginal appellation. The most wester
ly of the Autilles, it equals in area that of
all the other West Indies together, and is
one of the large islands which approaches
nearest the North American continent, one
hendred and thirty miles, from which, an
eminent Cuban naturalist maintains, by
some great convulsion of nature, at no ve
ry remote day, it has been separated.
The length of the island, which extends
east and west, from the 74 deg. to 85 cleg.
west of Greenwich, is about six hundred
miles, and its average breadth is about one
hundred-between the 20th and 25th par.
allels of north latitude. It is blessed with
the prodigal fertility of tropical climates,
whilsthe clevation of its mountains per
mits tl.e productions of colder climates to
thrive. This lofty range of mountains,
extending from Cape San Antonio to the
Punta de .Alaysi. divides the island into
two equal portions, and on its declivities
and in its valleys are regions as fertile and
as healthful as any in the world. Rising
to the height of 8,500 feet, i: contains the
sources of various streams which abound
with peculiar and delicious fish, and bring
down no inconsiderable portion of gold
lust, once esteemed of importance, but
which now is neglected because the labor
necessary to collect it, if expended in the
ultivation of the soil, would yield thrice
he return. The mountains also abound
n other mineral wealth, among which are
.opper, iron and the magnetic stone. Sil
ver is also found. The most valuable of
hese mines, however, are those of copper,
wvhich, since tlip completion of a portion
>f an elaborate system of railroads, one
hundred and ninety-ave miles of which are
now in operation, have proved most profi
tatile invest ments. Principally in the hands
>f foreign capitalists, they employ many
thousand miners, the wants of whom pro
vide, for the small planters, that greatest
of all protections and encoumagcmonts, a
home market.
Marble and coal are also known to ew
ist in inexhaustible quantities, and the
value.of the latter is daily becoming more
apparent, from the rapid consumption of
wood by the immense c:ucarias or sugar
estates of the Island. This coal, exceed
ingly bituminotks, is-gyiLeay ~" -
f thgeati asphaltum' beds' '
more than one of-the Antilles, evince them
selves in the lakes of mineral tar. It is
now employed in the gas works of the
city of Havana, and has been found of
great purity and good quality.
The Island abounds in magnificent har
bors, one of which, that of Haana
named, tradition says, from an Indian god
less, a statue of whom is placed over
more than one of the gates of the city, is
probably the best in the worl.!h With a
narrow en;rance, expanding into a magni
ficent bay, it is capable of enclosing the
navy of the worlid, and from the earliest
day has been so carefully fortified as to be
considered impregnable. Neither history
nor scrutiny susta'n this idea, for, in the
middle of the eighteenth century, an ex
pedition, under the orders of the British
Admiral Vernon, composed of a small
force t f royal marines and a few regiments
of colonial troops, lauded a few miles be
low the city, all the defences of which,
including the Moro. it carried without unu
sual difficulty. The new artof war, with
its immense betteries, steam and rockets,
would certainly reduce the place to neces
sity in a very short time. Matanzas, Trini
dad, Sant lago, Cientuegos, and Puerto
Escondtdo, are also excellent harbors, with
great nttuttral facilities for improvements
and fortifications.
The climuate is, when we consider the
latitude, salubrio~us, the year being divided
into a dry and a wet seatson. The warm
est portioti of the 3year is July and August,
when the mean temperaturo of each day
is about 840 Fahrenheit. The coldest is
in Decembet, w~heni thte mercuiry ranges at
about 500, except wvhen the wind, known
as el nortc, blo~s, during wvhich the instru
ment shows a rapid declension.,
So fertile a soil is not known to exist in
any other portion of the globe. It has
beetn knownu to produce three crops a year,
and in ordinary seasons two mnay be relied
on. Tho profusion of its flora, the variety
of its forests, are unsurpassed; while the
multitude of its climbing shrubs give alux -
urious richness to its scenery, which con
tributes to tmake it one of the most fascina
Lting countries in the wvorld. Nowhere is
life so easily supported, and is mart so deli
cately nut-tured. In addition to the plan
tain,. the yuca, of t wo varietiest the potato,
yam. Indian corn, rice, melans, chesnut,
ncoanut, pineapple, amana or custard
apple, nmdlar, hamnamna. orange, letnon,
shadlock, and'linme, abound. The growth
of the forests comptrise the mahogany tree,
cedar, ligntumnvitte, various kintds of ebony,
thie nojble painm tree, and numerous woods
ror builditig.
On this islatnd, capable of supporting in
ipulence a population equal to that of
Spain, are strewn less than a million and
a half of men, of which six or sevan lhun
Jred thousand are whlite, two hutndred
housamnd free negrues, munlattoes and zam
tea, while thte rest are slaves. It is sup
nosed thtat but two-fifths of the island is
:tiltivated, the rest being wilderness, uniii
wabited and despoiled, by ruthless Spantish
avarice, of the glmtinus fot esm mirees, which
struc!. the end'y navigatotr w ith so itotch
amtlZemetotlt.
*Thc eli~fhir rics of t lhe island result front
its exports, which consist of sugar, coffee,
tobacco, wax, cocoa, molasses, honey. rum,
maize, &c. The first of these is infinitely
the most important, and is probably the
only one which is regularly increasing, in
spite of the changeable seasons, hurt icanes,
and the immense direct and indirect taxa
tion to which the planters are subjected.
The great increase may he estimated from
the fact in 1842, 617.648 boxes were ex
ported, and in 1847, 1.274.811. The ex
ports for the last fiscal year, ending with
November. were 1,210,917. Of other ar
ticles during the same time. were exported
708,9 11 arrobas (25 lbs.) of coffee, 205,559
hogsheads of molasses, 11,909 pipes of
rum, 4;647,737 pounds of tobacco, 141.239
boxes (thousinds) of segars, and 561,826
quintals of copper ore.
The cultivation of coffee has., nearly
been destroyed. Nothing shows the great
decline of the trade more than the fact that,
in 1537, 2,133,567 arrobas were exported,
while in 1848 there were only 708,491.
The consequence is, that a great portion
of the cafetal are now abandoned, and the
land appropriated to grazing, sugar es
iates, or rice plantations. The tobacco
crop rapidly increases, and will as long as
the passion for Havana and Principe se
gars shall last. The plant is peculiarly
different from our own, and the soil
is able always to bring two crops per an
numa. In 1842 the crop was 5.942,833 lbs.;
in 1847 it rose to more than 9,000,000.
That of 1848 was somewhat diminished
by a season unusually unpropitions, and by
hurricanes.
The number of arrivals during 18.17, at
its ports. was 3740, and -he number of
clearances 3346. The amount of Ameri
can tonnage employed in trade with it is
17G.773 tons.
Such are the resources of Cuba, and
from them it is customary to conclude that
the Island has enjoyed a paternal govern
inent, and enlightened care from the crown
of Spain. Such is not, however, the case;
for, of all countries in the world, it is prob.
ably the most and worst governed. All
power in the hands of two officers, the
Captain General, civil anl military gov
ernor, and the Intendente, responsible di
reetly to the Spanish crown, who has
charge of the fiscal nfitirs and of commerce
-crowds of greedy Spaniards in every
employment; an army of 20.00 men quar
tered on a population of 1,500,000; vexa
pious taxes, infringements on natural right,
monopolies of everything inblushing bri
bery, flagronorrr Ito i
n ge,an ta sytm beinod'
that of England in the times of the Tu
dors, are its principal features. Rigid
censorship of the press, a want of all pro
vision for education, and a degraded and
worthless nobility, arrest the attention of
every strenger, and make him wonder
how any race, intel igerit as the Cuban
Creoles. can remain quiet and see their
beautiful island doing nothing for itself,
and wasting its treasures upon a people
which prize it only as a means of support
ing sloth and want of energy. This
wretched state of affairs points to a reac
tion, but when it comes, Cuba. with her
population of 1,500.000, and her immense,
res'iurces, must witger own freedom, or,
if she do nor, will deserve to be enslaved.
A VALUABLE INVENTION.
CoTToNs-TALK CUTTER.
From the Eutaw (Ala.) Whig, we take
the subjoined notice of a new and vala
ble invention, to which we would call the
attention of our planters: If the merits of
the machine be not exaggerated, it will in
leed entitle the inventot to the gratitude
of the Agricultural community. The
Eutaw paper says:
The Rev. Fields Bradshaw, of Clinton,
Alabama, has invented a machine for cut
tfng cotton stalks. WVe have been showtn
ihe model, atnd doi not doubt of the prae
tical success. It Itas or will sootn be for.
warded to WVashingtson for the purpose of
obtaining a patent.
It cantuot fail. (if it answers the design
uf the inventor, and of thtat we have no
doubt,)to be of incalculable advatttage to
he Southern planter, in preparing his
lands, not only for the cultivation of that
staple, but fitretmall grain. TIhis machine
wvill be found by the planter, when tride,
to be a great labor-saver. May our re
verend frientd reap a rich harvest from thtis
production of his intventivo genius. And
may his success stimulate Southern men
to new inventions, that will lie applicable
Inolhe pursuits of their particular section
of our vast and advancing nation.
This machine wilt do the work of twelve
bands or more, and the work will be in~ ice
as well done; one machitne therefore with
ane hand to mnge it, and one or two
mules or horses to drtaw it, will be worth
nnit than twenty-four hands. Also this
mtachinte will cut down the cotton stalks
whtilst green, andt as it cuts them off at
he ground or near to it the cotton fields
may lhe prepared fort sowing smnall. grain
in thte t all or winter months, and the stalkt
will be out of the wauy, in reaping the
same. Otne of the greatest advantages of
this machine, consists in its cutting the
stalks anid limbs intosall piieces, pteparing
them to be ploughied in. and thuts rnot oinly
be tint of the wa5, but also enrich the land.
'lTtis machine htas been so far- tried as to
place its success beyond doubt. Its con
struction its simple. and the cost vecry lit
ito compared to-its yaluc.
"' Free Masons,''.said an incluisitive ge
tnius, "are always grood natured, and I
should really like to know the reason."
" Vhty,"~replied the ' Royal Arch,' -re
cotl et when we are initiated!, they heat the
gridiron so hot that it takes all the tempcr
out ,,r ,s'
. [BY REQUEST.]
F ai the South Carlimnian.
THE BA K-ANOTHER FALLACY
But scgher fallacy which led to the es
stlishm of this institution was, that as
imes wer? hrard and money scarce, a Bank
must he ceated to furnish a circulating
medium. -
,The crdtion of the Bank may have
afforded sane relief to many persons di
rectly. andzItidirectly to many more. But
the notionha necessity for increasing the
eirculatin .-melium is entirely erroneous.
Under a cot dition of things, the circulation
in every community will bear a certain
iatural relation to the business to be trans
'cted; andili passess legislative sagacity to
iotermino;tbat relation: and it has invaria
bly been..ound that, when governments
have undettaken to prescribe that relation,
mischief hiasensued. Inflation in all bran
uhes of lisiness is the uniform result.
High nomnpil prices for every thing, that
for a time llelude all parties with the sem
blance-of rosperity only to make them
reel with greater poignancy the bitterness
of disappoiattmeht-a condition of things
very advantageous to those who have
time and Opportunity and sag~tcity enough
to profit brihe blunders of others, but die
sstrous to~The community at large. The
fect is thathle amount of circulating medi
um requirid by each community will be
regulated by the laws of trade; laws more
potent thean -any legislative enactments.
Legiilative enactments can onlyalfect the
nominal 'amnount; they cannot determine
she real value of the currency. And it
would he doe as sensible to try to regu
late the-aggregate value of the corn, wine,
titd oil topb used, as to fix that of the
:itculating.'medium. The whole notion
)elongs to the economy of the sixteenth
:entury, and is quite unworthy the- con
idcrationof grown men of the nineteeth.
It is o part of the duty of government to
urnish a circulat-ing medium; it does all
hat it calegitimately do when it coins
money and regulate the value thereof,
ust as it determines upon the weights and
neasureeby which articles may be sold.
It fixes thus the standard for exchanges,
nd thus promotes convenience and equity
n commdreial transactions.
It mayseem puerile at this time of day
:o be making these statements which be
ong to tho.hirn book of economical sci
mnce; hutss their truth is practically de
aied by, thbfriends of the recharter.at the
,resent dai. asiit'*as .by the advdcatetof
;io-elt 'tot an'yea fitgod4ei~i
be indulged in a repetition of the A, B, C.
This idea of its being a pat t of the duty
yf the State Government to furnish a cur
rency is of a piece with the notion so much
nsisted on eight or ten years ago, that it
wvas indispensable to the commerce of the
States that the Government of the States
should furnish a means of efTcting ex
2hanges; and the friends of the United
States Bank rang the changes upon it with
such perseverance, that even the most
sceptical on the other side were almost in
clined to believe that there must be some
hing in it. Thanks to the triumph of the
Democratic principles, evet the Whigs
the decided, if no' the ultra) must begin
to see that there is nothing in it.
In the United States Bank controversy
the true position was taken by the people
)f this State. It was in substance that
the United States Government was the
agent of the States for certain purposes
only. That as it could not of right he a
thip owner, (excepting ships for defence,)
r merchant, or agriculturist, or manufac
urer, or engage in any of the industrial
pursuits of the people, so it conld not of
right bank or engage in the business of
xchanges; that when it had "coined nou
=y and regulated the value thereof and of
oreign coin," it had performed all the
rinctionis required of it by the Constitu
ion in this relation ; that doing tnore than
ithis was acting without lawful warrant,
aind necessarily tended to swverve from
their path of dutty the servatnts of the
people-; that it inevitably led to a violatint
of. that cardinal rule of the Constitution
whiich it enoncees commercial preferences
1o one section (port) over another. For
rnanifustly, according to all just rules of in~.
ierpretation, the Government cannot con.
citutionally do that indirectly whbich it is
rorbidden to do directly.
This sanme piositton we tatke against the
Bank of the State. If it was a strong po
siti against the Bank of the U. States,
1: is stronger against the Bank of the
State. Z.
A GtwrinzMA.-Shtow me the man who
enn quit the brilliant society of tihe young
to listen to the kindly voice of age; who
eau hold cheerful converse with one whom
year' have dleprived of charms-show me
lho man who is as willinig to help thte de
ormted who stand itn nieed of help, no if
the blush of 11elen tmanttled Ott her cheek
...showv me the man. who would no more
lok rudely at the poor girl in the village
ithan at the elegant and well dressed lady
in the saloon-show tme the man who
reats unpirotected maidenhood as he would
ithe heiress, sttrrounded by the powerful
protection of rank, riches, and family
show mue tihe man whio abhors the liber
tine's gibe, who shuns as a blasphemer tite
tradttcer of his -motiher's sex-who scorr.s
as he would a coward tite ridiculer of wo
tano's foibiles, or the exposer of womanly
reputationt-showv me that tman who never
frgets for an itnstant thea delicacy, the res
ptect tat is duce to wvomn as wvoman in
ainiy conidit jin or class-and- you showv mie
a gentlceman-nay, you show me better,
you showv mnea true Christianm.
THE PRAYING SALIO BOY.
The Cornelia was a good ship, (said
one of the West India chaplains of the
American Seaman's Friend Society) bui
at one time we reared that she was on he:
last voyage. We were but a few days
out fron New-York, when a severe storm
of five day's continuance over took us.
I must tell you of a feat of a Connecti.
cut sailor boy'at the heighth of the storm.
He was literally a boy, and far better fit.
ted for thumbing Webstet's Spelling Book
than furling a sail in a storm. But his
mother wasa widow. and where could the
boy cearn a living for himself and mother
better than at sea?! The ship was rolling
fearfully.- Some of the rigging got foul
at the main-mass head, and it was ne
cessary that some one should go up and
rectify it. It was a perilous job. I was
standing near the mate and heared him
order that boy to do it ! He lifted his cap
and glanced at the swinging mast, the
boiling, wrathful seas, and at the steady
determined countenance of the mate. He
hesitated in silence a moment, then rush.
ing across the deck, he pitched 'down into
the forecastle. Perhaps he was gone
two minutes, when he returned, laid his
hands on the ratlins, and went up with
a will. My eyes followed him till my
head was dizzy, when I turned and re,
nonstrated with the mate for sending the
boy aloft. He coild not come down
alive! "Why did you send ? "I did it,"
replied the mate, "to save life. We've
sometimes lost men over-board, but never
a boy... See how he holds like a squirrel.
He is more careful; he'll come down safe
I h-o-p-e."
Again I looked till a tear dimmed my
eye, and I was compelled to turn away,
expecting'every moment to catch a glimpse
of his last fall.
In about fifteen or twenty minutes'he
came down and straightened himself up
with the conscious pride of having per.
formed a manly act, he walked aft with
a smile on his countenance.
In the course of the day, I took occa
sion to speak to him, and asked him why
he hesitated when ordered aloft? "I went
sir." said the boy, to pray.' "'Do you
play?" "Yes sir; I thought. that I may
not come down alive and I went to cotn
mit my soul to God." "Where did- you
learn to pray ?" "At home; my riother
wanted me to go to the Sabath School,
and my teacher urged- me to pray to God
to keep me; .d Ido.' 'What wat that
testament, which my teacher gave me.- I
thoughI if I did perish. I would have the
word of God close to my heart."
RASso0s OR LEARNcTNG' TO Stro."
The celebrated Wm. Byrd, anthor el
"Non nohis Domine," gave the following
very forcible reasons for learning to sing,
in a scarce work, published in 1598, en
titled, "Psalms, Sonnets, and Songs of
Sadness and Pietie:"
First, It is a knowledge easitle taught
and quickly learned where there is a good
master and apt scholar.
Secondly. The exercise of singing is de'
tful to nature, and good to preserve the
health of man.
Thirdly. It doth strengthen all parts of
the heart, and doth open the pipes.
Fourthly. It is a singular good remedie
for a stuttering and' stammering in the
speech.
Fifthly. It is-the best means to preserve
a perfect pronunciation, and to make a
good orator.
Sixthly. It is the only way to know
"hen nat uro hath bestowed' a ;oot voice,
which gift is so rare that there is not one
amongst a thousand that hath it; and ir
maty that excellent gift is lost because
they want an art to express nature.
Seventhly. There is not an~y music ol
instruments whatsover, compar'able to' thai
which is made of men's voices, wvhcn tha1
voices are good, and that same well sorted
antl ordered.
Eightly. The better the voice, is, the
tmeeter it is to htonor and serve God there
with; and the voice of man is chicily to be
employed to that end."
TnE PATENT DECEPTIVE IIEN's N~sTv
-This is one the most in~genioos contri
vanccs of the age, and is the invention ol
a regular down east Yankee. The desigri
is to deceive poultry ittto the speedy and
liberal laying of eggs, and which is ac,
complished by a pecnliar construction al
te tmachine. At the bottom of the nesl
there is a kind of trap-door, which wvork:
on a hinge, being supported ,by a spring
The moment an egg is placed on this, the
trap opens, atnd lets it fall through inia
cushioned apartment prepared for its re
ception. The consequence is that the
bird just as she is preparing to ca.-kle
glanCes at the nest and seeing nothiin
in it, actually reasons herself into the he
lief, that she has not laid -at all, r-esume
her position on the nest in hopes of~ mnain
a tmore successfull effort.
On the first trial of this cttrious contri
vance before the Cotmmissioner of Pa
tetnts, to test its virtues, at singular resul
was ell'ected. A large imported Russiar
hen was located on the nest and left t<
her meditations. Oi accotint of pressinj
business, the hen was forgotten until the
next day, when to tho utter astonishm~en
of thte commissioner, and evetn th6 it:Ven
tor'himself, on examninintg thte ne-st thw:
found tnothting itn'it but ai pair gfclawsv
ill, and a bunch oeather-s;. the myslten.
was explained,. however, upon examittni
he chatmber benrath in whicht they fount
a half a bushel of beautiful eggs.-Aurort
ioamis.
CURIOSITIES.
Babies to sit on the lapse of the aef.
The woman who kneaded thh dough
for the crust of the earth!
A box of salve to cure the fdljon on the
finger of a cradle.
A pair of spectacles fir the eye of g
limekiln. -
One of the pups of a saf-mill dog.
Garments for the naked truth.
'A cure for the ?leaves in a sbairvff
horse.
Leather tanned with the bark of a dog;
A half a gallon of the sprith of'76.
The nose of the face of nature;
Drops to cure the toothache in,a take.
A tux caught by the hounds of a wagda
The skin of the legislature body.
A finger nail from the hand of a iloek
STARING IN ?rn WoiLD.-Maady ad
unwise parent labors hard and lives spari
ingly all his life, for the purpose of leatiug
enough to give his children a stdrt in the.
world. as it is called. Setting a yhbti
man afloat with money left him by his
relatives, is like tieing bladders undethife
arm of one who cannot svim, ten chantees
to one he will lose his bladdefs mrd g Id.
the bottom. Teach him to swim and he
will never need the bladder. lie jdut
child a sound education, and yad ,have
done enough for him. See to it that ils
morals are pure, his mind are clrlivted,
and his whole nature made subservintf tot
laws which govern man, and you have
given what will he of mote. value there fhi
wealth of the Indies. You hade gived
him a start which no misfortune dan de
prive him of. The earlier yotu teach hitit
to depend upon the resouteet, the bettor;
A story is told of a a substantial aodniftf
gentleman with money, who, for a secund
wife, took a young boarding school fiat;
Her mother fished to get her an'esfalieha
mont that was "some putmpkins;' and
urged the match. Being asked *hdt
kind of a girl his new wife was, he de
clared her larning was tremendotd.'he
has," says he, "larot kemesttf dnd 16ntdr
ology. I used to think evey time i dte*
a breath, I expired nothidg bat air; but
she tells me, I take down at-every gidpbe
two kirds of gin, ox gin and high gSi, and
I am a tetotaller, toop"
AN INTEILIGENT -JORt.-A late EngJ
lish paper says, .a coroner's' inquest way
lately held at Aberyawighr id Wales,6( thU
ledy of a fm d to' :he s a lsore?
The verdict returned was '"fed de se,"f
although there is not the sts[its bi
dence that the deceased had. coimitted
suicide. . It was subsequently aeertaided
that the jury meant by their verdict, '/fe
in lhe sea."
AN IRisBI iAN's ADVERisEfElig
Bartholomew O'Fiaberty, Wig Mac t.
Mnsic Master, and dealer in dried dpptef;
from Dublin gives the public infortfiliW
that .he h'as opened a shop is. Pig Aley,
No. ]2, where he carries on the b isiasts'
of ntaking ladies' caps, repackiig pork,
and setting hens' eggs under ducks. excEpt
what falls down and breaks. IHorse jocties'
and farriers may be supplied with gauge
aprons, and saddles, smelling bottles, 'nd
all other vegetables on the shorrest noti'e.
Short prayers, short prayers, said a'
Lieutenant to' a sailor wh6 tas on is
knees on !hoard a man' of wa'r, thef pre
paring for immediate action. . Min6, i'
very short, said the sailor, only this, that
the enemy's shot may be distributed like
the prize money-the greatest h'arE t* the
officers.
The I'ost Master General fas esiialsly
-ed a Post- Oice at Green Pond, bpibv'
District, S. C., and appointed' .ehu Greg
ory, Post Master; has discontinued' thanktual
Ca touran. Greenville District ;' has etiaedl
the site of that of Provide.e.Sunter Die
trict, and appointed L. J. Dinkins, P'ost
-l laster; also changed the name and' siE of
that at Gully. Darlington District. to S'wifv
Creek, and appointed C. J1. Flind' P'osl
Master.-Evening News.
An Irishman lie& relief I'rdht ab
Odd Fellow's Lodge, on ti6ewe di'be
ing an Odd Fell'ow. HeI gave on'e of' tlis'
memnbers a grip'of the fibt, thattmadre. l;i,
roar again at'd again, but still .Pat did'tibe
give the right sign-. dite
"WVhere were yous admi"ed
"Admitted', is' it. yeu say ? sur'e, alddi
havern't I carried the haod twenty years.
in this country and the old ? 1'ma''oJ
fellow, and a nasoner to >60t'."
Pat's lo'gic wouldu't go' down.
A dandj bladk etatered a liobk store,
.atnd witht a very consectuentiali air. inquir
ed, Hlab you a few quires of ailetter paper
of- the very best rare for a-gentleman to
wvrite lub let ters otn ? Yes, was the reply,
htow matty will' you have!' I e'pose, said
he, my stay at dd*Glenn Spiring may be
about t wo' or three wEeli. Gib 'nougia
qutires to' write four letters.
A son of thte Emerald fae, meeting s
countryman whose Faces was not per.fectly
remienbercd' after saluting him mosreor
dially, inquired his name.. WValshi, said
t he gentleman. Walsh--Walsh, respon
ded Paddly, are yo from ]Dublin? I knew
t wo ouh maids- of thtat name,. are alkher
of'em yer mnother?
APPETITE.-E relisht bestowed upoty
the poor~ classes, that they may like- whis
l they cat, while it is as seldnm: enjoyed by
thte rich, because they may eat what they
likc.

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