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Onnacratic 3-Ournatt Dv to f Ags, ilics, ,, "We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of -our-Lhberties, and if it must fall, we will Persh amidst the Ruins." P. DURISOE & SON, Proprietors. EDGEFIELD S. 0., JUNE 27, 1855. NEOS EPISCOPOS, Editor. THE JEWISH RACE N0. !. Nr noticing some of the peculiarities of the 'carnal Israel, we commence with-their per onal appearance. Any one who is at all fa niliar with these people, (and who is not I) must have observed certain lineaments which strongly mark and distinguish them from their gentile brethren. The rule of excep. tions will of course apply to them as well as others. Climate, food, habits and various things which more or less affect all races oi of people, have some influence in varying their physical appearance ; but the mark is there, to be known and read of all men. Whether you find them among the snows of the frigid zones, or under the burning heat of the tropics. Whether in the old or new world, enjoying the blessings of freedom, or ground to the dust by unrighteous oppres sion, whether congregated in the great marts of trade, their chosen residences, or scatter ed far apart in rural simplicity, as to appear. ance they are still the same peculiar peo ple, readily known from the people among whom they sojourn. Following up the same general rule, we remark that they never in termarry, and in no way become amalgama ted with those around them. A feeling of superiority, occasioned by their once exalt. .ed position, of legal cleanness in respect to .other races, is interwoven into the frame work of their social and religious being 'This has been exhibited in all their history. When they were few in number, and it might Ihave been highly to their interest to ally .themselves with the Shrehmites, (Genesis, .34 chap.,) they rejected such overtures with scorn-and violence. A state of slavery for four ihundred years in Egypt, produced no change in this respect. In the height and glory of .Solomon's dominion it was the same thing. The weary years of Babylonishcaptivity, in .thedecline of their power and exaltation, had no effect upon them. When strangers ruled over them at the time of Messiah's advent, Ak&^Wstema a a o tem far, their conquerors was every way manifest. -1 When the abomination that maketh deso ;late," the Roman army, invested the eccle siastical city, with a determination strong as ,death, they suffered it to be stormed and ,plundered,but never surrendered; and instead .of remaining there and becoming absorbed .by the stronger race, they abandoned the scenes around which clustered every thing ithat was dear and holy to them, and now, .after eighteen centuries of wandering among -the tribes of earth, we find them still a dis itinct and peculiar people. Is not this amaz ing? Why, where are the mighty nations ,that in their turn, ruled the nations of earth? Without going into very remote antiquity, ~where are the Romans that conquered and ,dispersed these peoplei Where are the .Greeks, renowned in war, in science, in lit ,erature i Where the Norman marauders, ithat invaded and subdued the inhabitants of .merrie England i What have become of the .chivalrous hosts of Castile and Arragon. Where are the Red Men, io roamed in ilawless freedom 'over our own hills and ~plains? ICHADOD is written of them all. ,Gone from the face of the earth, or swvallow .ed up in the great human sea which rolls its -wvaves over the globe, or sunk into political dotage. But the tribes of Isreal, broken athough they be, are still in fresh and living ~vigor, with the blood of the patriarchs still -throbbing in their veins; a living, moving, enduring monument of the Bible's truth. Another striking feature in the character of the Jews is, their tact for pecuniary busi ness, and the nature of their property. Nowv hero again is matter in which much injustice has been done this people. Be cause the Jeiv with all his disadvantages al ways manages to make out an honest living and in many instances, is able to accumu late vast treasures, it is too often attributed to low cunning and dishonest practices. The ,Jew, indeed, is shrewd and managing in hi! trading operations, though we do not know that this inay be ascribed to his national idi. osynracy,aside from the circumstances whicb ,control him. They are remarkably clear. headed, and apt in business, and any one ol 4his description, wvho has to live by his wits, prill exhibit the same money-making talents. ~We don't know but the valley of the Con umcticut can produce cases of money-making zad business managing talents that will rival those fromn the valley of the Jordan. But in neither. case. would we attribute this propen sity to eouveteousness or dishonesty.- It is not a low or mean cunning which produces the results which we see, but natural talent sharpened and- directed by peculiar circum stances, and hence' wvsfind such a striking resemblance in this partioular. between Mfor dicai and .Jonathan. There is also another poInt of resemblance between the sona of Jacob and the sons of the Puritans, which we notice en pasuaau, but a resemblance which originates in caus es vastly different; that .is their wandering propensities. The one wanders under a curse ..willing exiles from their home. the other under the spur or a spirit of gain and (; adventure, is found in every quarter of the c globe. I But to return, the Jew does possess a won derful falent for acquiring property. It is I said that a few Jews sitting behind their a desks, have more influence over the affairs ( of Europe than all the warriors and states men whose fame has filled the world. Statesmen, " the applause of listening Sen. i ates may command," and stir up the people to attempt great deeds. Warriors may strew the battle field with the bodies of the slain, and unfurl their banners in triumph on the a walls of conquered cities, but the pecuniary v means of carrying on these things must be e supplied, and ROTHSCHILD can do more in this respect than perhaps half the House of Lords. Go where you will and you find c these people busily engaged in trade, driving v shrewd bargains In old clothes, or controlling the stocks of the country, and gathering wealth about them. t But as intimated above, they are peculiar s in the character of the property they own. E We once heard a gentleman who had been a missionary to Jerusalem, and who had studied the Jewish people closely say, that - with few exceptions you never found Jews r possessed of much real estate, nor engaged b in any business that confined them to a par ticolar locality. But that their property con- d sisted in money or jewelry and other arti- 1, eles of merchandise or stocks, and things a which could be easily packed up and trans. a ported or readily converted into money. - The reason for this he stated to be, that they considered ne part of the world their home, outside of the Holy land. That il they still lived in hope of the fulfilment of il their interpretation of the prophecies, and that their Messiah would come with power to deliver them from their wanderings and op pression, and " restore again the kingdom a to Isreal." Hence they always hold them selves ready to obey his summons, to wind up ? at once their worldly affairs,wheresoever they may be, and hasten away to enjoy again s their long lost privileges, when the hills of a Judea shall give back the echoes of the songs V o(Sion, and irjncient paidogogy shall be restored to its ormer glory. Vanity of van ities is such a hope. May God speed the a day when " the vail which is upon their heart" shall be removed, and they shall be able to see in Jesus a spiritual deliverer, d who came to save his people from their sins,' s and by the Gospel of his grace, " to renew s again on earth, lost Eden's faded bloom." i TO BE CONTINUED. O IT was our intention to have publish- s ed the article below last week, but it was C crowded out. As we presume "PREsBYTER" j will not object to an introduction to one of his ii own " faith and order," we take the liberty of presenting this writer to his notice, and 0 wish ,him'a pleasant acquaintance; at the p 'same time commending the article to the consideration of all the advocates of High I Churchism.t From the Episcopal Recorder. APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION. F b Messrs. Editors: A fter reading your late extracts from Barrow on the succession of the apostolic office, it occurred to me that it t~ might be useful to r-how that our church teaches nothing inconsistent with that opin ion. We must distinguish between wvhat is C technically termed " Apostolic succession," and the ascertion that Bishops are the suc cessors of the 'Apostles. Something that goes by the former name we all recognize, but for the latter statement there is no foun dation, either in Scripture or our standards." The chief officers of the Church hear the same relation to the Apostles that the gov enors and judges of our States bear to thet original framers of the Constitution in one aspect, while in another, both may have been administrators of the laws. i In this latter respect all ministers of Christ may be considered successors of the Apes. a tIes with this important difference, that the Apostles had original and inspired jurisdice tion, while that of the subsequent ministry , is derived and fallible. Nor does the Prayer I Book teach more than this. The rubric prefixed to the ordinal is mere ly declarative of the fact which no Episco-( palian disputes, that Holy scriptures and an- 1 ient authors-not Holy scriptures alone, as a Bishop H. U. Onderdonk attempted to prove e -render it evident that there have been from a the Apostle's times three orders of the min- e istry. See the collect in the Office of lnstitu- il tion, " Most gracious God, wvho of thy wise f< proidence hast appointed divers orders in a thy Church." "They are not appointed by a the authority of a divine command, so as to hi make departure from them for sufficient t< cause a positive sin, but. by God's 'wise ti providence,' just as in the governments of d States ' the powers that he are ordained of I God.'" t The next collect contains, [ believe, the b only instance in which the phrase " Apostol. 3 ic succession" occurs in the Prayer Book, E and it is often triumphantly .pointed to as - closing the question of a succession of the P A postolic office to Bishops, so far as our Church is concerned. Let us see. It reeds 3 "0O holy Jesus, who has promised to be with the ministers of A postolic succession to the end of the world, be graciously, pleased to bless the ministry, and service of him. who is a now appointed to offer the sacrifice of prayer C and praise to thee in this house, &c.' Now here is no A postolic succession of Bishops even alluded to, save in common with other ininisters. It is not the Bishops V ill ministers) of Apostolic sueession." Nor an there be any doubt of its inclusion of resbyters and deacons, for it occurs in the Iffice of Institution, an office for settling 'resbyters over Churches. The " Letter of astitution" provided in the same office, is ddressed " to our well beloved in Christ, ,. B. Presbyter, greeting." If any one still olds that Bishops are the successors of the postles more than any other ministers, he could acknowledge that it is a mere opin n of his own not authorized by the church. 'Trhe text .referred to in the collect, " Lo ! am with you always, even unto the end of ae world," as applied by Bishop Hobart and iany others to a succession of the Apostol te, is certainly the smallest capital- upon rhich such an investment of opinion was ver made. Its true meaning as contained i the 98th hymn for the "Ordination and-in titution of ministers," not merely of Bish ps, and this is precisely accordant with the ollect already adduced from the same ser ice. . A SUCCESSOR TO THE APOSTLES. [The authoritative quarter from which the hove springs, enables us to call the atten on of dur readers to it the more unhesita ngly as exhibiting the sound view of our tandards on this interesting question.-Ed. p. Rec.] SABBATH BREAKER. A MESSAGE FROMGOD UNTO TREE. "An infidel young man once mockingly emarked, when reproved for neglecting ublic worship, " I always spend my Sab. aths in settling accounts." A friend imme iately replied, "You will find, sir, the day f Judgment will be spent in exactly a simfi ir manner." Yes, the Day of Judgment is pent in seuling accounts; and oh! what an ccount is yours. God has said, "Remem er the Sabbath Day to keep* it holy." He as specially set it apart for holy rest-for rayer and praise-for meditation on the ast, anticipation of the future; but by you is neither remembered nor sanctified. It made a mere day of business or amuse. ent, in which "you do your own ways, nd your own pleasures, and. speak your wn words." " In thus acting, you are not only dishon. ring God, but you are guilty of the basest igratitude. Take the homely illustration f a poor but pious man. In reasoning with Sabbath.breaker, he said, "Suppose I had een hard at work all the week, and earned even shillings; and suppose I met a man, nd gave him six shiilings out of the seven, hat would you say to that I" "Why, I ould say that you were very kind, and that ie-graoughst b'"be thankfuk " Well;but uppose he was thereafter to knock me down, nd rob me of the other shilling, what then I Why, then, he would deserve to be hang. d." " Well, now, this is your case. 'Thou rt the man. God has freely given you six ays to work and earn -your bread, and the eventh he has specially reserved forhis own ervice and glory, and commands us to keep holy ;. but you, not satisfied with the six ays God has given, rob him of the seventh. Vhat, then, do you deserveI" If you can. ot answer, God does it for you; for he aid to him who was found doing his work n the Sabbath day, " The man shall surely e put to death," It is true Sabbath-break. )g is not now inflicted as of old, yet a more wful, because an eternal judgment, shall )llow in the world to come-even the sec rd and eternal death. This death, unhap y sinner, awaits youi, unless sovereign mner y, through the blood of Christ, prevent. a no oilher way can you escape the wrath acome. Then offer up in faith the publi an's prayer, "God be merciful to me a sin er," for 'thiere is forgiveness with God that e may be feared." Arnd rest not until you an call the Sabhath "a delight, the holy of 'c Lord and honorable."-Southern Presby frian. HoNoR THy FATaxa.-There are some ildren wvho are almost athamned to own heir parents because they are poor, or in a >.w situation of life. We will, therefore, ive an example to the contrary, as display. d by John~ Tilotson, the famous Archbishop f Canterbury. His father, who was a ery plain Yorkshireman, one day came to le mansion in which his son resided, and nquired whether John Tilotson was at onie? The servants, indignant at what iey thought his insolence, were about to rive him from the door, but the Arcbbishop earing the voice of his father, came running ut, exclaiming in the presence of his aston bed servants, " It is my beloved father!" nd falling dowvn on his knees, asked for is blessing. Obedience and love to our areiits is a very distinct and important com nnd of God, upon wvhich he has promised is blessings, and his promise never failed. GooD DoCTRINE.--Have you enemies? ~o straight on, and mind them not. If they lock up your path, walk around them, re ardless of their spite. A man wvho has no nemnies is seldom good for anything--he is made of that kind of material which is so asily worked that every one has a hand in .A sterling character--one who thinks >r himself, and speaks what he thinks,.is Iways sure to have enemies. They are a necessary to him as fresh air; they keep im alive and active. A celebrated charac. ~r, who was surrounded by enemies, used >remark : They are sparks which, if you o not blow, will go out of themselves." ,et this be your feeling, while endeavoring , live down the scandal of those who are itter against you. [f you stop to dispute, ou do but as they desire, and open theavay >r more abuse. Let the poor fellows talk -there will be but a reaction, if you erform but your duty, and hundreds who. ere once alienated from you, will flock to ou and acknowledge their error. A drunkard once reeled up to Whitfield, ie great Methodist Reformer, with the re iark, "Mr. Whitfield, I am one of your nverts." " I think it very likely, brother," id Whitfield, " for I am sure you are none f God's." Tu best government in the world is thaat -here the laborers receive high wvages, and ie public officers onv saieis. Eofl Ay mAIRm. The two wentoutfor s'welk one day, But they couldn't keep long together; For despair full sooii had eommeneed her tune, Of grumbling abut.t weather. But Hope roamed still odir heath and hill, And low to herself kept humming " Tho' the way be drear,_I have naught to fear There's a better time acoming." Despair sat down inaided gown, And she looked both lea' and lazy-, And 'tis said that theywho chanced that way, Declared that she had gone crazy. But hope went dressed in her very best, And her soft, sweet voice kept humming " Tho' fortune frown, I am not east-down There's a better time a-coming." The sun shone out, butDespair, in doubt, Expected a storm to-morrow; And so she went in her discontent, Bowed down in needles sorrow. But Hope was gay through the live-long day, And with her merry tones kept humming " Tho' they sun may set, will ne'er forget, There's a better time a-coming." The storm-cloud came, and Despair, the same, Was greatly distressed about it ; The sun, she said, had forever fled, And she couldn't live without it. Hope felt the storm, but her heart was warm, And her voice with the.winds kept humming " I fear no harm, and no alarm There's a better time a-goming."l And so, my friend, until li shall end, What silly despair deems frightful, In a light more true with a higher view, Will seem unto I pe delightful. Then let as beware of thus same Despair, And listen as Hope keeps humming And though ills befall, let us think for all " There's a better tine a-eoming." so-2 ADVICE TO AYOUNG GNTLAN LOOKING FOR A WIl. . If you, my friend, would have a wife, To cheer the gloomyhourm of life, And give you constant pleasure The following useful maxims mind, And you in time mpyope to find This dear, deligbtfuiltreasure. First, look for one tha&' young and fair, With countenance oi8 of care And foolish affeetaz~ r - For one 9 Egloof Will make you angry with your doom, And give you sad vexation. Be not, like common lovers, blind, But all her words and actions mind, And judge them sincerely ; For if you form your choice at once, And she should prove a slov'n or dunce, You will repent sincerely. Let solid sense her mind inform, Let gentle love her bosom warm, Yes, let her love you truly. Let her be void of foolish pride, Let modesty her actions guide, Or else she'll prove unruly. Her temper should be all serene, Free from extremes of mirth or spleen, With no wild flights encumber'd, For one that now is mad with joy Then sad or sullen, will destroy Your peace with pengs unnumber'd. Watch how her leisure hours she spends, And if with wise and virtuous friends, In cheerful conversation : If at due timo instructive page, In search of truth, her thoughts engage, glistenwuz $td n4 -THlE TWO BIDALS. POETRY YET IN THRE woRLD. Trhe winding.up of a romance in real life as ritcently taken place in the quasi-offecal world of Paris. Thus runs the story: At a Court Ball, some twenty years since, young officer of the French cavalry met and was charmed by a beautiful English girl. He obtained an introduction, and danced with her as often as he could, wvith out challenging the remark of His Grace, he young lady's papa. -Our hero wvas hand ome, amiable, witty, and in every way a person to win the good will of the fair sex. e was of a good family, and the aristocra i de. affixed to his name, although he could ost no patrimonial estate. The young lady was of England's privi lged class-both noble and wealthy. This owever, our lover did not know when first e bowed before the charms of her beauty. Love begets love, and women are grateful; and the fair girl returned the young soldter's evotion. They met often-how or where we cannot say; Paria is large, and English customs are convenient for young people. This was all charmingly agreeable but un satisfactory ; for theirs' was a flirtation with aserious intention affixed to it-marriage! At length our heroine discloses her wishes toher parents. They are horrified; their dughter marry a Frenchman, merely a eutenant, a man without estate ! It is not tobe thought of. ~She li'stens to their decis in in tears. A first weakness passed, how ever, she feels nature's dictate and the srength which love gives. She next boldly and frmly declares to her pareats, that she lves the young officer with her whole heart, and him alone will she marry. That if they will not permit her to judge of her own hap piness, she~ can wait dbtil she is of 'age, when the clergyman may marry them with out parental leave. My Lord and My Lady are made con ious that their fair and gentle daughter baa awill of her own, and* biso a patient deter mination to gratf'y tha't will. They come toa parley, and enter into negotiations with te young people. The lovers ae to be seaatedA -r twa years-it shall not be considered an engage ment-and the young lady shall receive the addresses of other suitors. On the other band, the lovers are to be permitted to correspond, and if they remain lovers at the end of two years, they shall marry with full consent and approbation. The - young lady consoles her anxious lover with assurances that her love is un changing, and that the two years absence will only serve to prove' their affection for eacb other and endear them to one another still more. They part. The English party return home. During a month they exchange let. ters daily-and such letters! Of what a length, and how full of terms of endear. ment! How poor language seemed to them. . But, one day, our fair heroine listened, listened in .vain for the accustomed post man's knock, so well known to every Lon doner. He-came not. The next passed, and the next-and no tidings; and thus many days passed, and brought disappoint. ment only. Weeks lengthened into mouths, and no letter cheered the sick heart of the poor girl. The third month came round, and hope became faint; then "My Lady' condoled with her daughter, upbraided the young soldier, and urged the acceptance of Lord--, a suitor for her hand. " It was thus that a true English heart should resent an insult." Three months more pass. Meanwhile, the unhappy damsel writes let ters, and sends them in every possible way, in the hope of obtaining an explanation of this long silence. None come; doubt be comes conviction-she is deserted. She stifles the love in her heart, and pride comes to aid her self-respect. Having no longer a desire of her own, she yields to that of her mother. " My Lady," I will marry Lord-; but since I have so decided, let us be marri ed quickry." It was done. Fifteen years pass by. Our heroine is a widow ! Five years more and "My Lady" lies ill unto death. She calls her daughter to her bedside, and confesses that she had detained the letters of the young officer-that he had been faith ful. The proofs of it were by the hundred in such a desk.. "My Lady" dies. Our heroine seeks those letters of the lover of her youthful days, and finds heaps of his, and also those she had written in the vain hope of obtaining an explanation of his si lence. Twenty years of disappointment were forgotten in reading the ardent expressions of affection and devotion which they breath ed&+ She was young agiin and heart hat 'iiodwino care; W1was the4pr'ifii her life. She took those letters with her and went to Paris. She sought information of the Minister of War, of him who was Lieutenant in the cavalry in 1834. The authorities replied that the Lieutenant of that time was now commanding-General, and that he was sta tioned in one of the southern departments. The widow wrote to the General that she was at Paris, and desired to see him. He. obtained leave of absence, and hastened to meet the lady. All is explained and our lovers are marri ed. To be sure, the. General is no longer young; but his manners have the same charm and his elegance and style lessen his apparent age. The lady carries her inad missible forty years as if they numbered but thirty. The latter twenty years of their lives are likely to be happier than either of the first. INFIRMARY, OR hOSPITAL FOR SICK NEGROES. For some time past we have been publish ing the advertisement of the Drs. Campbell, in relation to their enterprise in Augusta; but until this issue wve have not been pro. pared to give them such a notice as they deserve. We defered calling attention to their advertisement, because we desired, be fore doing so, to call and examine the premi ses that we might he able to speak the truth. We believe from the facts stated in the ad vertisement, and the known skill and gener ous impulses of the proprietors, that the enterprise was one of great importance to slave owners, and calculated in a very high degree, to relieve suffering humanity of many of the ills that flesh is heir to. Under this impression, we took occasion a few days ago to visit and examine the building and its capacity for the accommodation of the sick, wvounded and mafmed, and it gives us pleasure to state, that we found every thing connected with the hospital and manage. mnt worthy- of the -high purpose of its founders. The building is large and com modious; the departments all remarkable confortable, and conveniently arranged; well ventillated, and amply furnished with beds, matrasses and all the ~appliances desi rable for the sick chamber, even to cold, warm and shower baths. Every thing, in fact, that could administer comnfort and ease to the sick, may there be fouuid, while good and attentive nurses, with skilful and con stant medical treatment-if it be ,necessary -renders the enterprise highly creditable to its projectors, and, should recommend it to the favorable consideration of the public. The slave owner cannot fail to observo the great advantages to be derived from such an institution; if his negro is sick, or has a limb broken, or a joint seriously injured, or Iis seriously hurt in any way, he may find in this hospital all the accommodations, and medical and surgical assistance that may be necessary to his restoration and recovery, and all for $10 per month for board and nursing, and the ordinary rates of practice for medical treatment or surgical operations. Tho advantages of such a nursery are three fold: first, the owner is relieved of all the trouble of nursing, the detention from their wdrk -of suitable nurses, the sending for phyicians, and the dangers of the disease~ spreading through his whole stock of ne groes; second, at this hospital his sick ne gro has better accommodations, better nurs ing, and more careful medical aid than he can possible have on the plantation or in the negro hut; and third, in an economical point of view it is by far the cheaper mode of treating sick negroes; the time of a nurse .t home, .nd that of sending at (requent intervals for physicians is saved; the patient, if at all, is restored to health much earlier in the hospital than he can be where indiffer ent nursing and careless medical attention is given him: and' finally the Doctors bill will not be so large, for while. it is the duty and the practice of the surgeon or attending physician to see all their patients every day, yet no charge is made unless a prescription is necessary ; so that visits are not charged without a tax upon, the medical mind. Whereas, if the negro were at home under his master's charge, the physician would of course pay him a visit each day, and of course charge for each visit. We have thought proper to say thus much in relation to this institution, because we regard it a noble and praiseworthy enter. prise, and one that should be fostered for the sake of humanity.-Valley Pioneer. ESCAPE OF SLAvEs.-The Washington Union learns from Martinsburg, Virginia, that some abolition emisaries succeeded, on Friday evening last, in enticing from the residence of Hon. C. J. Faulkner six of his slaves. After the slaves had been run off, the telegraph wires east and west of Mar tinsburg were cut to prevent the transmis sion of intelligence. The Portsmouth (Va.) Transcript announces the arrest of six slaves, on board a schooner on the river below that town, on Saturday evening. They were bound North. The Transcript says: " A colored drayman of Norfolk had ap plied for their passage, as we are informed and mide arrangements, as he supposed, for their safe transmission beyond the reach of their masters. But the captain reported the fact to the proper authorities, and steps were taken to secure their arrest." NEUTRALITY LAws.-We find the follow. ing piece of news in our Northern exchan ges: '- A company of Canadian volunteer rifle men, armed and equipped, bound, for the Crimea, recently passed over the*Central Railroad. The. company numbers about sixty young men, and were in high spirits. At Boston they go on board a packet ship bound for Constantinople." This is reported as coolly as if it were only a visit of one military company to an other, and there is no intimation that there could possibly be an objection to a British army marching through the United States to attadk Russia. Yet that is the amount of it. Why is our territory made the marching ground-the convenience-of one of the partie to the present European wart When Naeola.-Itzversii1the Pruss' do onag because they afforded tie as onveienf road to the seat of war, it was considered a great outrage, and was only approved on the same principle as Nero's performance on the lyre-that the master of forty legions was irresistable. We have before called the attention of the Government to what we considered the unwarrantable use of American shipping in the transport of the allied troops and muni tions of war to the Crimea. We have seen no explanation of it, and now. we have the transport of armed companies from Canada, for the Crimea. Is this maintaining our po sition as neutrals?-Charleston Mercury. SOUTH CAROLINA FEMALE INSTITUTE. The term of this Institute, at Barhamville, has closed, and we are glad to learn has been eminently successful. The member of pupils was 120, of whom 16 graduated with distinguished merit. The Institute has been favored with ex ellent health, and its location guarantees that at all times. The utmost satisfaction has been given, and Barhamville is endeared to many a daughter whose mother's aflec tions are entwined around it. It has long been, and deservedly so too, the most popu lar institution of female learning in the Southern'country. We are gratified to learn that the health of its Principal, Dr. Marks, wvhich has been feeble for a short time, is nowv nearly restor ed, arid that the duties of the Institute will be resumed under the most favorable auspi ees, on the first Thursday in October.J The board of teachers will be most am pe and complete in every department ,of female education, and the personal superin tendence of Dr. Marks and his accedmplish ed lady, is a sufficeient guarantee to all wvho are familiar with the excellence of the In stitute, that it will maintian its high stand among the educational institutions of the South. Ex-PRESIDEN-r FILLrMORE IN ENoLAND. We notice that some of the English papers have taken. occasion, on Mr. Fillmore's arri val in England, to denounce him because he signed the fugitive slave bill, and otherwise manifested his determination to enforce the provision of the Constitution, wvhile he was President of the United States. Their strong anti slavery feeling blinds them to the courtesy due to astranger. FATAL ACCDNT.-At Saccarapa, (Me.) on Tuesday last, while putting on some belt ing, a man named Flynn was caught b-y the legs and drawn around the shaft, smashing his head to fragments, and tearing his arms from his body.- The shaft revolves 180 times in a minute; it was half a~minute be fore it could be stopped. A yankee poet thus describes the exuess of his devotiorn to his true love: " 1 sing her praise in poetry ; '1 For her at morn and at eve, c ries whole pints of bitter tears, And wipes them awith my, aleeue. "SR," said a blustering little man to a religious opponent, "to what sect do you think I belong?" "Well, from your size and appearance, I should think you might belong to a class called the insect." The little cove struck a bee line for home. It is calculated that the German emigra tion to the United States this year, according to the rate at which it is going on, will num ber about 170,000 souls; and that the British emigration to the same parts will numer about '70,000 souls. DEATH OF MAJOR STARE.-It is. With pain that we are, called upon to record the. death of Maj. W. W. Starke, at Hamburg, S. C., on Friday. last, after a .brief illness. Maj. Starke was, we believe, by birth a Car linian, but for man'y years had. resided in: this city, where he was well known and highly respected. A highly polished gentle. man, kind and affable in manner, aid coar teous to all, our community will learn his decease with peculiar regret. The expressions of regret above, copied from the Savannah Ceorgian, will be res ponded to by the citizens of Augusta, where Major Starke reside .several years prior to his removal to Savannah. He was hereda. servedly esteemed as a gentleman, hoipitt ble and courteous, and as . citizen, iateill gent, well informed, and of cultivated tastes. GEN. QUITMAN delivered a lecture a few days ago, at Jackson, Miss., before a large audience, in favor of the private conquest of Cuba. He argued that this was the only plan, as the attempt to purchase had failed, and its public conquest would be rendered barren by the emancipation of the blacks before the Island could come in possession of the United States. GOLD MInxs IN TExAs.-A San Antonio paper conveys the impression that there are gold mines in Texas, known only to the In dians, and says that the latter are frequently seen with .gold in their possession, sometimes" in small lumps as taken from the mines, and sometimes hammered into the shape of orna, ments, but without alloy. They refuse to tell where they obtain it, and appear to be prevented from doing so by superstition. Nic PAnrr.-In a Kentucky prison, at the present time, are to -be -found the notori ous Dr. Hayne, who was convicted of mart tying a number of wives, and Jefferson Evans, formerly a. member of the Kentucky Legislature, and a 'prominent politician of that State. Dr. Hayne leads of in the psalms and hymns which are sung by the prisoners on religious occasions. A NEEDED REFORM.-At a meeting in Lafayette, Indiana, the other day, the pas. tors of the churches resolved that hener forth they would read "no notices" fronm their pulpits, unless they directly pertained to the advancement of religion or morality, it being their opinion that pulpits are sought as mediums of advertising by persons too stingy to pay for an insertion in the. paper> In a certain city, recently, notices were"Sen, services of a nurse.. ANOTHER BAND OF ADVNTURERs. -The Louisville Courier speaks of the organization of another band of adventurers. Their par. ticular field of operation is not known, but according to the Courier, their design is said to be to take possession of. some one of the Mexican States, to confiscate the lands and personal estate, and so to reimbarse them. selves for their "services in the cause of freedom." The expedition is under the com. mand of a distinguished Southern gentleman who has heretofore held several positions of trust. The expeditionsts are said to have the sympathy, and expect the support of a strong party in Mexico. The expedition has, so far, been- organized with the most absolute secresy, as none of their movements have heretofore transpired. HE "COULDN'T STAND THAT."-A young gentleman of our acquaintance, who had' been " paying his devours:" (as Mrs. Parting. ton would say,), to a young lady for-some time, suddenly left her, We asked him the reason, and he told us, in the following words: " I had been with her, you know, a good while, and noticed that she was rather cool in her remarks, and hinted that she would rather go home alone than have me with her ; but [-didn't mind that, you koe Well, one night when we got to the door, says she, '"Mr-, I do not wish yone company any longer, and Ill thank you to keep in'your place, and away from me." That was a little too hard, and I wouldn't stand it. I sacked her that very nigh." Lynn (Mass.) News. Julius--Sam, did you know I and massa Wilson joined do no nuffins 'bout do same timei Sam-No, Julius, I neber was known in to do facks. Julius-Yes sir: know all about his going to Congress, and how he played do cards -to git thar. Sam-What game did he playi Julius-" Shoemaker lew"-he ,waxed both ends,-kep do ace back, took de trioks and lew'd do party.-Boston Post. GooD OLDn AoE FOR A NEZwsPAPE.-The Newvport (Rhode Island) Mercury closed its ninety-seventh year of publication on the 12th inst. It is, we believe, the oldest news paper in the United States, if not in the. Cxovs IN FI~onRA.-The Jacksonville and Alligator papers speak of the prospects of the crops in East Florida as remarkably fine. JouNi. P. HAL.E, the notorious Abolitionist,. has been elected UI. S. Senator by the Kne w Nothing Legislature of Nbw Hampshire. WHr are pimples on a drunkard's face. like the engravings in a London newspaperi Because they are illustrations of Punch -A Chinese husband may obtain a divorce from his wife on the ground of her being too miuch given to talking. What rare work for our Legislatdre were such a law passed in this Statel. AL.ABAXA PENITENTIART.-Te We tumpka D~ispatch, says there are 212-con vits in the Alabama ..?enitentiary. Twsa tyone more are expected soon from Mobaile, There will then be; twentydive moe .con vits in the Penitentiary than there are cell. There are more erkninals ina Alabaia than the Legislature .made provision for .entet. ting..