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"WE WILL CLING TO THE PILLARS OF THE TEMPLE OF OUR LIERTI4 AND IF IT -UST FALL, WE WILL PERISH AMIDST THE RUINS."
sINiNS, umon & Co., Propriet. EDGEFIELD, S. oa J[AY 25, 1859. VOLUME XXIV.--N., 2. There's busoneirarof Stockings to Mend To-Night. An old wife sat by her bright fireside, Swaying thought~hlly to and fio, In an-ancient chair whose creaky craw Told a tle of long ago; While down by her side on the kitchen foor, Stood a basket of worsted balls-a score. The good man dosed o'er the latest news, Till the light of his pipe went out; And unheeded, the kitten with eunning paws, Rolled out and tangled the balls about; Yet, still sat the wife In the ancient chair, Swaying to and fro in the Are-light glare. But anon, a misty tear-drop came In her eye of fadid-blue, Then trickled down in a flarrowdeep, idke a single drop of dew; So deep was the channel-so silent the stream, Thegoodmansawnaught but the dim'deye beam. Yet miarveled he much that the cheerful light Of her e)a, had weary grown, e And marveled he more at the tangled balls So he said In a gentle tone: "Ihave shared thy joys since our marriage vows, Conceal not from me thy sorrows now." Then she spoke of the time when the basket there Was filled to the very brim, And now there remained of the goodly pile But a single pair-for him; Then wonder not at the dimmed eye light; There's butonepairof stockingstomend to-night. I cannot but think of the busy feet, Whose wrapling were wont to lay -In te basket, awaiting the needlo's tinse Now wandered so far away: How the sprightly -steps to a mother dear Unheeded fell on the careless ear. For each empty nook in the basket old, By the hearth-there's an empty seat; And I miss the shadows from off the wall, And the patter of many feet; 'Tie for this that a tear gathered over my sight; At the one pair of stockings to mend to-night. 'Twas said that far. through the forest wild And over the mountains bold, Was a land whose rivers and darkening eaves, . Were gemmed with the fairest gold; Then my firt-born turned from the oaken door, And I knew the shadows were only four. Another went forth on the foaming wave And diminished the basket's store Bat-his feet grew cold-so weary and cold - They'll never be warm any more And this nook in its emptiness, seeineth to me To give forth no voice but the moan of the sea. Two others have gone' towards the setting sun, And made them a home in its light, And fairy fingers have taken their share, . To mend by the fireside bright; Some other baskets their garments Ali But mine! Oh I mine is emptier still. Another-the dearest-the fairest-the best Was taken by the angels away, And clad in a garment that waxeth not old, In a land of continual day. 0 ! wonder no more at the dimmed eye-light, While Imend the one pair of stockings to-night. A PRINCESS ROYAL. -0 I remember to have fallen in once with cer tain American captains, and colonels, and men-at-arms, in a small place on the Brazos river, a few miles north of Jose Maria, in Texas. I had paid a visit to this place, near which a dear companion of my youth had been murdered. We were-school-fellows, and for five years we had been brother officers in the same regiment. He went 'to the United States just when the war broke out with Mexi oand became captain of a company of Ken tuck riflemen. A few months after the bat tle ofVera Cruz, he was deputed by the offi cers of his brigade to present to General Tay lor--who was on leave of absence at New Orleans-a gold medal as token of their re spect. Chosing the nearest way from the camp, across the country, he set out on his errand pith a guide and two servants, all on horse back, armed to the teeth. in Jose Maria my poor friend'unwisely exhibited the medal to a - crowd of respectable-looking persons, calling themselves colonels, majors, and captains, who seemed to take great pleasure in studying its engravings. He did not even remark in what a hurry some of these colonels were to start before him. But the medal has, in ten years, never more been heard of; my old com rade and two of his companions were found shot dead in a ravine. It was near this place tiatlI also fell among colonels. There was one of- them who took a great liking to my horse, when he saw me 'vng it to the ostler. He tapped it repeated yon the neck, declaring it, with an oath, to bea nice hanimal and no mistake-which as. sertion he repeated afterwards over and over again to his fellow-men in the coffee-room, whao, when they had been out to satisfy their curiosity, agreed with him upon the matter. "Now, wouldn't that be a nag .for you, ma jor ?" he said to a tall, powerful man, with a rough beard and disgusting features, who sat a little apart from the rest, and wore a large gray coat. The major said nothing, but stalked out of the roomn, soon afterwards, fol lowed by the colonel. The others had again taken up their-old topic of conversation, and were talking politics, rather vehemently as I thought when the waiter-a German-e-amne up to me, and told mub in our own language. that I had better take care, as those two ratl. ans outside had set eyes upon my horse, a. would be sure tos sta it if I gave them t.a. slightest chance. Annoyed at this intelligen:. I asked nmy countryman what he thought it would be beet for me to do. "Why," said he, "you have fallen in ica~ a bad set, and, if you want to keep y..r. horse, I advise you to escape as soon as pc aibie." After a little reflertion, I resolved to start at once, and made for the stable. There I found the colonel again, most urgently talking to the ostler, who -only looked -at me in a ratherimpudent manner, when I told him to bring out my horse, and paid me no further attention. I therefore began to bridle for myself. - "I say, captain I" said the colonel, coming n to me after a while and tapping me on the shoulder. "Sir!" "Come on, man!i don't make a fool of yourself! I want to boy that 'tre 'orse, cap tain !" "Do your' Thank heaven! I was in the saddle by that .time. - 'Doei? Am Ithe man to be put out of -my wa-.by one of these 'ere chawed up Ger H*e -ldboth is htands on the bridlle of my liire. My blid gensialy boils at an- insult ime maiqmns me-mbyidrwma.seciaflj when I am far from home in foreign lands. In a trice, the stick of the riding-whip came down upon the colonel's head, whilst the horse, urged to a powerful leap, threw him ten yards away upon the ground. As I-knew very well that, according to ti eustoms of the country, this was a revolver affair now, and as I had no wish to become entangled in such busines-I I did not- wait until the colonel had pieki himself up, but rode forward without delay. I was stopped by the waiter. whom I heard calling after me, and who was out of breath when he came up to me at last. The -honest fellow gave me a direction, which I was after. wards glad to have followed. He said that the colonel, though a coward, was a most des perate villian, not at all likely to give way so soon, but the worst of the'whole set was that tall fellow, the major, whom he suspected to have gone in search of some' of his compan ions. "You will be chased by a couple of these rogues," he said, " as sure as I am a Saxon! Let me advise you. Follow your way up to the north, until you are out of sight, then do you turn back to the south as far as Jose Maria. At the ravine southeast of that place turn to the left, and, following the course- of the brook, ride for your life. Twenty miles up the stream yon will come to a'settfement called the Wood Creek. Old Delamotte lives there, and he's the man for you to trust." I offered the waiter a few pieces of money, but he would not take them; then a hearty shake of the'hand, and this he took cordially. "Stop," he said, when I had already set spurs to my horse. He lifted up each of the horse's legs, and-looked carefully at the shoe ing. " All right," he said ; " I thought the ostler might have played you one of his tricks, buthe has not yet had time, I suppose. Now, go ahead, and don't forget the Frenehman I" I darted off. It was eleven o'clock in the morning. I had toi make twenty miles to the ravine which my countryman had pointed out to me. But my horse was'worthy of the colonel's admira. tion ; and, in spite not only of the round-a-Lout way I had taken in accordance with my friend's advice, and half-an-hour's delay for rest at Jose Maria, it was but five in the evening when I reached this melancholy spot. I stopped and looked about me. The sur rounding country was all barren and desolate, the soil sterile. There was a wooden cross erected on the spot of the murder, and be neath it lay the mortal remains of the man whom I had known in the full glow and joy of youth. A strange feeling made me linger in that place. . The little rivulet smoothly gliding eastward showed me the way I was to go. I could follow its course with my eyes to a far distant forest, the high grass of the prairie having burnt a track down, as it always do at this time of year. Yet I still lingered. The horse began to neigh softly, and to prick up his ears. He was familiar with these pairies, as I had bought him but a few months ago atLittleRock in Arkansas. There was something the matter. I listened, hut heard absolutely nothing. I alighted, and, pressing my ear to the ground, listened again. The earth trembled faintly with the tread of horses yet at a long dia tance; but, whuh I mounted again, I could: hear the sound. It was rapidly approaching from the direction of Jose Maria, and, although the woods on that-side of me prevented me froth seeing anything, I had but little doubt who were the horsemen. Now, colonels, majors, captains, let us see what can be done I My horse gave such a sudden and vigorous jump when I merely touched him with the whip, that I %as almost thrown from my seat. I lost my cap, and a gust of wind threw it against that very mound by which I had been bound to the ravine. To pick it up would have been wastp time; and, as I wished to be out of sight before my pur suers had set foot upon the prairie, I left it and sped away, taking as straight a line possi ble in the direction of the distant forest, to avoid the winding of the little brook, yet without losing sigh of it. In the brave horse there was no sackening of pace; there was no stumbling. I turned round three or four times during my rapid course, but, except a long cloud of dust and ashes raised by myself, I saw nothing whatever. In an hour or so, the forest was before me, and then, reining up a little, I again made for the brook. I had traced its windings for about another hour, when I arrived at a cleared space in the wood, and got sight of a block-house. " Qni va Ia ?" asked a deep voice. U Un ami I" was the answer. There were two men near the house, one with gray hair and weather-beaten features, the other in the prime of youth, both French men. The old man looked with some astonish ment at my panting horse covered with foam, at his dilated nostrils and quick-beating flanks. "Why, ut seems you are in a hurry," he said. In a few words I explained the motives of my visit, and told him my adventures at San ta Madre ; not forgetting to report the advice of the German waiter at the coffee-house, that I should trust in him for help. He listened eagerly to my narrative, and when I gave him a description of the colonel and the major, his attention grew to be intense. "Again those two scoundrels I" he said. " Well, man, step into the house. Never mind the horse, the lad will rub him dry. We have a few hours before us yet. They know by this time where you are, and will consider twice before they call here ; though we are quite sure to hear of themi at nightfall." I upressed regret for the trouble I was bringing on im i but ho only laughed and replhed, "Never mind- we-are their match." 'aBtit we are only three, and after all we don't know how ~many ruffians that tall fellow may bring with him.' " Let him bring a score, we are their match I tell yuI Do you account the Princ-ess Royal " Te what I" "The Princess Royal; la Princesse Roy ale I" he laughed again. " Don't stare at me, you'll see her by-and-by." The block-house had a very durable appear ance ; it was two stories high, and the up r room was neatly furnished. On the wall I observed a portrait of General Moreau. My host was no friend of the first Emperor of the French ; the present Emperor he mentioned only once during our conversation, and I had better not say what he said. He lighted a candle and blocked up the, windows, whilst I was eating and drinking what be had placed on the table. The ladl *had made all safe on the ground floor, and secure.d the door. . " Now we are all right I" said the old man, taking his seat at the table, and mixing rumh and water ini a large bowl. " Au triomphe de la bonne cause I" he said, touching glasses with me.. ." But I don't see any arms," I suggested. " Arms ? I have plenty of that stuff. How do you think a man could get on in these woods without arms ? But we shan't want them to-night." And again he laughed. " We have the Princess Royal." He removed the candle with the other things from the table, and went out of the room. - The door was opened again about five min utes afterwards. I heard the crack of whip. 1 saw a rapid flash before my eyes ; and, with a mighty bound, that made my blood run cold, a large jaguar Ieaped,in alighting, with a eaypnneenpon the table. - - L rincesse Royale I" announced my I. do not know exactly what figure I may have presented at that moment; but I should not wonder if anybody were to tell me that I looked like a craven. " Don't be afraid of her," said the laughing Frenchman, when he saw me still as a mouse, scarcely venturing to turn my looks to her bright cruel eyes. " She is as decent as a cat when I am by. Caress her; she likes to be fondled ; its the weak side of the sex, you know." I touched her delicate fur but slightly with my hand, stroking it softly down her strong and bea-itiful back, the right way of the far, you may be sure. She bent her powerful and elastic limbs un der my frail hand, and, fanning the air with her curved tail, seemed to encourage me to bestow more caresses. "Well, how do you like the Princess ?" asked .my host. " Why, she is indeed handsome, and I have seen none in the old world more majestic." " Take her down stairs, George," he said to the lad, handing the whip over to him, " and keep a look-out yourself; but mind you don't give her any supper. 8 shall help herself to-night." He placed the candle and our glasses again upon the table, and began to sip his grog quite leisurely. "Heavens, man," I said, afen a pause, "it cannot be your real purpose to set the tiger on those people?" " Eh, parblen I" replied he, "and why not? What else do they deserve ? Are they not also tigers? You don't know them as I do I The tall rascal is a convicted felon, and onht to have been hanged two years ago at ban Francisf. He contrivtd an escape and fled to Kansas. - As to the other rogue, there is hardly a crime he has not stained his hands with. Make your mind easy about that." . A sudden thought came into my hind, and I asked him whether he knew anything about the murder of my friend ten years ago in the ravine near Jose Maria? No, he knew nothing about that. It was be fore his time; only he should not wonder if the major had had a hand in it; it looked very like him. We were interrupted by a loud knocking at the door., The lad came in soon afterwards, telling us that he could descry five of them, all on horseback. The old man rose, and, moving one of the mattresses a little aside, he looked cautiously through the window. It was aboot nine o'clock, and the darkness began to set in with the rapidity peculiar to southern climates. The knocks were repeated more vehement ly, accompanied now with a loud summons to open the door. , Here they'are, sure enough I" said the old man. " I wonder why this major doesn't go to Kansas: he is the very man for Kansas politics.". " If you don't open now, on French dog," said a coarse voice, "we'll break the door l" The eyes of the old man flashed fire, but he spoke neveja wdrd. " You know me, Delamotte," said another voice, which I had heard before. "You know Colonel Brown. But though we 'ave to settle an old account, I 'ave no business with you this time.; its the stranger I.want, he has stolen a.'orse; give him up to us, and we'll be off in a minute.' "No use talking to that old miser," said the former voice, with an oath. " Come on, boys, break that door in, and end it I" He seemed to suit the action to the word, for a tremendous crash came. " En avanti" said the old man to the lad, and they both went down stairs. I rose and paced up and down the room with rapid steps. Something terrible, awful,. was going on. The whole.block-touse shook and trembled ,with the violent kicks and blows which were dealt at the door, but nevertheless I could hear distinctly when the iron bar was removed from it, and then-I felt as if all my blood were rushing suddenly to my heart, leaving not a single drop in any limb of my whole body. A roar-not at all like those you may hear in the Zoological Gardens, Regent's Park, at feeding time-but a hundred times wilder. sharper, more piercing, more furious-then human cries of horror and despair-the tramp. ling of flying horses--the quick report of fire arms-then again the roar, but this time much louder, more savage, more horrible-then a heavy fall and a confused noise of grinding of teeth-then nothing more, because I stopped my ears with both my hands. When I turned round, my host sat at the table again, sipping his grog as if no'thing had happened. " I am afraid," he said, after a while, "the Princess has been wounded. I have never heard her roaring in that way. Well, we must see after this to-morrow. It would be a dan gerous job for any man to go near her to-night!1" Next morning, I stood by his side when he opened the door. My first glance fell upon the tiger cowering in a thick brown-red pool. She was licking at a red spot upon her left flank, which seemed to have ble profusely, but with both her powerful fore-paws she clung to a deformed and shapeless mass which bore no likeness to anything I had ever seen. The corpse of a horse, frgtfully mutilated, lay close by, and the whole ground was strewn wijth fragments of a horrid appearance. My host having examined them alwith intense 'uriosity, cracked his whip, and moved straight towards the tiger. A hollow menacing roar warn~ed him of; the savage creature showed its formidable range of long and powerful teeth, and lost all signs of her old tameness. "She Is thirsty for more blood, the Princess Royal is," said the Frenchman. " That is na ture, you know. She can't help it, Isuppose ; and, as I should be grieved to kill her, we must wait till she comes round again." We had to wait long. After three days the old man himself, beginning to doubt-whether she ever would come round again, was forced to kill her, after all. When we were thus enabled to examine at leisure that horrible battlefield, he drew my attention tin some remnants of a coat in which the gray color was still to be distinguished. "kHe has had his reward I" said the old man, " though it cost me dear. Better than all those majors was my poorold Princess Royal." THE TEST OF A GooD HUsBAN.-Look at the key hole of the latch-key on the street door. If the paint is not rubbed off' two or three inches around it, if the edges are as shar and clean as whmen the door was first painte, you may be sure that it is a truthful indication of a good husband, who is most regular, and so early as scarcely ever to have occasion to use his latch-key ; or supposing he does, is so accurate in his aim as to be able to hit the key-hole the vcry first time of aiming at it. How many husbands, who go home late, would be able to do the same. THE TsTr OF A GOOD YoUNG MAN.-This test takes pretty nearly the same circle as the above. However, instead of the street door, look at his watch. If the key hole where it is wound up is bright, and without the small est marginal note-if there be no scratches, running in a giddy maze around it, such as betray decided marks of fumbling, you may look upon it as a shining mirror of a good young man whose hand, when he goes to bed as as steady as his conduct has been through the day. E" To remove ink from linen-jerk an dher atdais shist From the Cleveland rteview. Incident in the Life of an Engineer. In returning from Philadelphia about the middle of August, 1858, the cars were very crowded and my companion in the same seat with me I found out to be a locomotive engi neer, and in the course of our conversation, he made the remark,. he hoped he had run his last trip upon a locomotive. Upon making bold to ask him his reasons, he gave me the following story, which since then I have found out to be strictly true. Five years since I was running upon the New York Central railroad. My run was from B--to R-. Ii was the lightning express. train, and eit was what its name denotes, for it was faat-a very fast run, and if I do say it, the old Tornado could go. I have seen her throw her six foot drivers so as to be'almost invisible to the eye. And let me here remark it is supposed by many that railroad engneers are a hard-hearted set of men. Their lives are hard, 'tis true, but I do claim to have as fine a feeling, and a heart that can sympathise with the unfortunate, as any part that breathes. But to my story. About half a mile from the village of.B--, there is a nice little cottage, but a few feet from the track. At that time a young mar. vied couple lived there. They had one child, a liftle boy about four years old, .a bright, black-eyed, carly-headed little chap as you ever saw. I had taken a great deal oftinterest in the little fellow, and had thrown candy and oranges to him from the train, and I was sure to see him peeping through the fence when my train passed. One fine sunny afternoon we were behind time and running fast, nor did we stop at B-, and I was to make up one hour before reaching R- . We came up at a tremen dous speed, and when sweeping around the curve, my e)e following the track, not over two hundred feet ahead - sat the little, fellow playing with a kitten which he held in his lap. At the sound of our approach he looked up and laughed, clappin his little hands in high glee at the aifrighted kitten as it rn from the track. Quicker than the lightning that blasts the tall pine upon the mountain top, I whistled "down brakes," and reversed my engine, but knew it was impossible to stop. Nobly did that old engine try to save him. The awful straining and writhing of its iron drivers told but too plainly of the terrific velocity we had attained. I was out of the cab wiadaw, and down on the cow-catcher in afash. The little fellow stood still; I mo tioned him off and- shouted; his litile blue eyes opened wide with astonishment, and a merry laugh was upon his lips. I held my breath as we rushed upon him, made a des perate attempt to catch him, but, missed and as his little body passed, I heard the feeble cry of "mother I and the forward trucks crushed his body to atoms. o God I that moment I I may live, sir, to be an old man, but the agony of that mo ment can never be erased from my memo. ry. The cars stopped some rods from the spot, and I ran back as soon as possible. " mother saw the train stop, and a fearful f. boding flashed upon her at once. . She ca rushing frantically to the spot where we sto Never shall I forget the look she gave me she beheld her. fist. born .jhaplesUma I would have given my whole existence have avoided that moment! I have se death in all its forms on railroads; and ki:l. -1 have seen all this, but that little innoce boy! as he looked up in, my face, and wt killed almost in my arms-it unnerved m, and from that day I made a solemn vow neve to run a locomotive more. That, young mother is unw in the Utica Lunatic Asylum. From the hour her boy was killed reason had left her throne. He stopped, and wiped the tears from his eyes, and said, " You may think it weak in me to shed tears, but I cannot held it." " No," I replied, "but think it noble; and, sir, would to God every man had a heart as large as yours." I have often thought since ho.w few those who give one passing thought of tbe man of strong nerve and stout arm, who guides them through darkness and storms, with the speed of the wind, safely to their journey's end. They do not for a moment turn their attention to the iron monster that is dragging them for ward with fearful velocity to meet friends or relations, or home and all its loved -ones. They do not realise that the man who guide's the fiery moister, holds all their pileeious lives at his command, and that the least neg ligence upon his part conld cause sorrow and mourning in a thpusand homes that are now waiting the return'of absent loved ones. B. B. H. "Some more of them fer Ben. The Tankee Blade -is responsible for the following "good 'un :" A legislative assem bly,gathered as it is from all quarters and from every profession must necessarily include all varieties of character, some of a most amusing kind. Several years since, the town of - saw fit to elect a 8turdy farmer, whom the love of adventure never led out of the pre iniets of his native country, to the onerous post of " Member of the General .Court." Arrived in Boston, our friend, being somewhat hungry, and desirous of taking something sub stantial "*for the stomach's sake," found his way into one of our principal hotels just at the dinner hour. He sat down to dinner, and being requested by the waiter to select from the bill oT fare what dish he chose, expressed a desire for some baked beans, This was brought him, and, from the gusto with which it was eaten, evidently suited our Representa tive. The plate was 'cleared in an incr-edibly short space of time, and the attentiye waiter was at his side. "WVill you have your p late changed ?" " Yes," " What will you hiave next ?" The bill of'fare was consulted and the guest announced his decisions~" I reckon I'll have a fewo more qf them here bean:s!" The waiter turned away to conceal a smi'e, but did us he was ordered. - e kept an eye on the new fledged Representative, and, by the time his third plate was dispatched, was by his aide with the old question. "Of course," thou ghthe, "he'll want something else this timie." "Wat dish shall I bring you, sir ?" The Representative took up the bill of fare and followed its -various items, . with his fner, till he come to -the end, a process which occupied some ten minutes. He was apparently puzzled, but in a moment his face lightened up, and he said-" I don't care if I take afewa more bean.s!" They were brought, and, we need not say, went the way of their predecessors. " Perhaps, sir," said the waiter, as he took away his empty plate, "you would like some kind of pudding ? We have all kinds." "1 don't knpw," was the hesitating reply. "Have you any more of the, 'ere bean ?' " Yes, sir." " Then 1 guess you may bring me a jew mnore to finisk up with. I don't want-any pudding."' -For every day of the session our country Representative pat ronized his favorite ~dish. When, at lent his services were dispensed with, and he re turned to his constituents, he was asked how he liked stopping in Boston ? " Bostonuis a great place,' he exclaimed, writh enthusiasm: "1Boston-is a great place for baked beans!I" TaAxsCBENDEALis.-" You know, mad am that you cannot make a purse out of a sow's ear."~ " Oh, sir, please fan me. I. have intiina tions of swooti. When you use that odious specimen of vulgarity again, clothe it in refined. praseologyv I You should say, " It is impos ble to fabricate a pecuniary receptacle from the auricular organ of the softer gex of thme 'QDr. Franklin and Thomas Paine. en Paine was writing his infamous at on the Christian Religion, he submitted rt of his manuscript to Dr. Franklin for inspection and opinion. The following is nswer of that great philosopher and ot: SmR-I have read your manuscript h some attention. By the argument it ins against a particular Providence, Ugh you allow a general Providence, you . at the foundation of all religion. For uedt the belief of a Providence that takes nizance of, guards, and guides, and favors cular persons, there is no motive to wor a Deity, to fear its displeasure, or to for its protectioi. I will 'not enter into discussiou of jbur principles, though you 8q= to desire it. At 'present I shall only you my opinion, that, though your re s=ngs are subtle, and may prevail with some . ers, you will not succeed so as to change &W.general sentiments of mankind on that ject, and the consequence of printing this piece will be, a great deal of odium drawn ipn yourself, mischief to you, and no benefit te-thers. He that spits against the.wind *to in his own face. But were you to sue eeed, do ou imagine any good will be done bit? You yourself may find it easy to live a tuous life without the assistance afforded b religion; you have a clear perception of the !autages of virtue, and the disadvantages of and possess a strength of resolution sulli cent to enable you to resist common tempta 6is. But think how greata portion of mankind sist of weak and ignorant men and women, a of inexperienced and inconsiderate youth, 1 oth sexes, who have need of the motives oDligion to restrain them from vice, to sup. their virtue, and retain them in the prae of it till it becomes habitual, which is the t point for its security. And, perhaps, are.indebted to her orighially, that is to religious education, for the habits.of vir -pon which you now justly value yourself. 5 might easily display your excellent talents oDeasoning upon a less hazardous subject, s~thereby obtain a rank with our most dis ti ished atthors. For among us it is not = , as among the Hottentots, that a pouth, to be raised into the company of men, 31old prove his manhood by beating his " pter. I would advise you, therefore, not ttempt unchaining the tiger, but to burn piece before it is seen by any other person, ereby you will save yourself a gie a . eal of iortification from the enemies it may raise ainst you, and, perhaps, a good deal of -it and repentence. If men are so wicked l:religion, what would they be if withot ii I ['intend this letter- itself as a proof of my fieadthip, and, therefore, add no profesion to if- but simply subsc ibe, yours, B. FRANKLIN. Fun for those who like it. j PATRICK AND Tur PRIEMT.-" Patrick, le Widow Molony tells me that you have iles one of her finest pigs. Is that so?" 1o~nojr I". ~LUJUA) LA%4 .. r a Diip"Now, George, you must divide the ake honorably with your brother Charles." 1What is honorably, mother?" "It means that You must give him' the.largest piece." I5 Then, mother, 'd rather Charles should livide it." Sift A person following close behind a ouple returning from a juvenile party one evening, happened to overhear the young gentleman thus address his comnpuhion in a voice of the tenderest solicitude : " Charlotte Angelina, you must not set your you'thful affections on me, for I1 am doomed toan early grave--mothersaysl'm troubled with 'worms!' An involuntary coulph fi om the listener inter rupted the self devoting reply which,, of course, was leaping to Charlotte Angelina's lips. ZR'" A wag said of a woman who had obtained a divorce from her husband because bie had a bald head, which he concealed by a wi uin h period of urging his miatrimoni asutadteconsummation of the bargain, that she wig-gled out of wedlock on a bald assumption. W A cabin boy on board a ship, the cap tain of which was a religious man, was called up to be whipped for some misdemeanor. Little Jack went crying and tremibling, and said to the captain : " Pray, sir, will you wait till I say my prayers ?". -Yes," was the stern reply. upan " Well, th~in," replied .Jack, lookinigupan smiling triumiphantly, "[Il say them wheni I get ashore." jW ONE of our Western villages passed an ordinance, forbidding tavern keepers to sell liquor on Sdnday to any person except travel er. Every man who wanted a "nip" was sen running around, the next Sunday, with a valisA in oae hand and a carpet-bag in the other. W A parson reading the funeral service at a grave, forgot the sex of the deeased4, and asked one pf the nourners an Elaeralder, "Xe this a brother or a sister?7' . "Nather," replied Pat; "only .a~ conuin? jg A fool in high station is like a man on the top of a . monument-everybody appears small to him, and he appears small to every body. gil New England minister once re marked that his Sunday afternoon sermons were preached to about three bushels of baked beans; but discourses now-a-days are deliver ed to congregations composed of one part dry goods and millinery. * i A GaRrI CALF.-At a cattle show, recently, a fellow who was making himselt ridiculously conspicuous, at last broke forth: " Call these here prize cattle ? Why, they in't nothin' to what our folks raised. My ather raised the biggest- calf of any man round our parts." " Don't douibt it," remarked a .bystander, " and the noisest." gr" I don't like to see small things so trictly pointed," as the boy said when he cut oif the end of the schoolmnat r's cowhide. mi" TH aEE things that never agree-two eats over one mouse ; two wives in one house ; two lovers after one gal. 4W OUT OF THE SHEEP SeRAPE.-A neigh. bor of mine was fairly or otherwise, accused of stealing a sheep, and the day was set when he was to answer the charge before a court of justice. -But, as it happened, before the day of rial, he sickened and died. His old moth er was overwhelmed with grief', and sat long by the corpse, filling the house with wailing and lameniteons. At last a thought seemed to strike her; brightening up, and throwing up her hands she piteously ejaculated: " Well, thnk G.od, he'll be out of the sheep scrape, any how." W WHEN Jack .Tones discovered that he had polishedhis bedmate's boots instead of hipwn, ke scalled it aa .aggravated instance g a f'ae...ue~amit.."..2 0,rc- DO'T act so, Isaac, dear," said Mrs. Partington, as Ike was raising particular "jes sie"about the kitchen and throwing everything into confusion in a vain attempt to find his ball. "People by'm by will say yon are non p-ompus mentis, as they did about poor Mr. Smith. The doctor says you are of the rebellious sanginuary temperature, and Heavens knows what you would do if you should have a tendeney to the head; perhaps you will die of a suggestion of the brain." 89i "SAY, Pomp, you nigger, you, whar did you get dat new at ?" "Why, atde shop, ob course." "What is de price of such an article as dat ?" "I don't know, nigger, de shopkeeper wasn't thar !" SO-" I am thy father's spirit," as the hot tle said to the littl boy when he found it hid den under the wood-pile. Massa in the Cold Ground. Round the meadow am ringing The darkies mournful song, While the mocking bird am singing, Happy as the day am long; Where the ivy am creeping - O'er the grassy mound, There old Massa lies sleeping, Sleeping in the cold ground. Cuo.-Down in the corn field, Hear that niournful sound, All the darkies am weeping, Massa's in the cold, cold ground. 'When the Autumn leaves were falling, When the days were cold, 'Twas hard to bear old Massa calling, Kase he was so weak and cold; But now the orange tree am blooming, On the sandy shore; Now the summer time am coming, Massa never call no more. Cuo.-Down in the corn field, &o. Massa made the darkies love him, Kaze he always was so kind; But now they sadly weep above him, Mourning for he left them behind. I cannot work before to-morrow, So fast the tear drops flow; I'll try to drive away my sorrow, Picking on the old banjo. Cuo.-Down In the corn-field, &c. Trom the Southern Christian Advocate. Carriage Wheels. Ma. EmDTon,-I ibould' be gratified if you would allow me to say to my brethren of the traveling ministry a word, which might be to their advantage in temporals. I had a set of buggy wheels from the shop of Smith & Jones in Edgefield, and the patent connection, for my buggy last year. The hub or nave of the wheel is made of pieces of iron screwed together on the spokes witfr bolts.and nuts.' Sometimes the pieces coi posing the hub are of brass. My wheels were of the smallest pattern, made early last from these clever men, they w, aicccinomodate them.,nelves economically. They can be %eut aiy where cheaply. J. R. PICKETT. What our Reverend friend PrCK Tr has so kindly said of Messrs. SmH & JONns we take pleasure in endcrsing. They not only make a "good wheel," but every part and particle of every buggy, carriage, wagon, &c., built by thbem is invariably prononeed "good" and always gives satisfaction.-E D. A Dr. The Use of Kind Words. Next to affection, which ought to be sacred to one congenial spirit, comes kindness, whnich ought to be shown in our dealings with all. Thre unkind word uttered more for relief than to wound, troub~les the waters of a spirit that was tranquil before, and clouds, darknress, andl it may lie tempests mar the beauty of another life. And so we chat'e, wound, mud wrong each other nlot for design, hut simply 'beeanse we suffe~r our hiearts to be op'pressed with doubt, disquietude. impatient longings after things of this world which Providence sees fit to withhold. Let us h~e wiser than this ; wiser and juster. Let us compel ourselves to speak pleasiantly, and so refrain from all reproduictioni of our unhatppy conditions of mind. Thus will come back to us good from our simp e eflfort to -re press an evil in ourselves. 5peak kindly to all: kindly even in repr.>bf. Words utterred in fretfulness o*r angi-r ; rmiely do any good. Tlhey mar thme ,slpirit, instead of giving it strength for right actioni. A inigle pleasnit word may fill a heart with suushinec. Why hen not scatter pleasunrt words ? It is one of the chespest ways of doing good. Even if you are tooi selfish to help others with your money. your time, or good oflics, spare them a few'kind wordst, as you move on through life, and it will be so much on the r'ght side when your final ancount is made uip, Newsj ust,-A man, sayi D~otor Frank. ln, eats'pp a potd of sugar arid the pleasure he has enjoye is ended, but tho, infrmaion he gets from a newspaper is treasured up in the mind to be used whenever occa sioni or iinclination calls for it. A news paper is not the wisdom of a man, or two ; it is the wisdom of the age, of past ages, too. A famnily withmout a newspaper is always half an age behind the times in general informiation; besides, they never think much, nor find much to think about. And there are the little ones growinag u p in ignorance without a taste for reading. Besides all these evils, there's the wife who, when her work is done, has to sit down with her hands in her lap, and nothing to amuse her mind from the toils and cares of the domestic eircle. Who would be with out a newspaper ? " Go AHAED."-In a recent lecture of Gen eral Shields, on Mexico, delive:ed before the Roman Catholic Institute of Baltimore, the speaker paid a just tribute to the "go-aheadi-' tiveness" of the American soldiers. "From Palo Alto," said he, " which wats the first bat te, to the city of Mexico, we were victorious; no matter under what circumstances, the Americans were always victorious. I can't, acount for it. The enemy were not cowards, for we used to say " that they stood killing better than any people we ever saw." I can not account for it, unless it was that the Americans never counted the odds, but went at it and took it for granted that they would be victorious any how. The Romans have said, and they were great iighterd, that men who think they can do a thing genera'ly do it. Audacity does wonders .and French audacity fought all Europe and came near conquering it too, but the audacity of the American beats them all-his motto under all circumstances is " Go-ahead." It is fully as effective as both the Roman and the French audacity, and is short and sweet." BE AN irritable man lies like a hedge hog rolled up the wr rs wy, tormenting himedifwih hso amn * BY REQUEST. C. A. L. Lamar, Esq,, of Savannah. This gentleman is often referred to by the press of this State, as well as elsewhere, South and North, in connection with the revival of the African Slave trade. Thus far, we have said but little on the subject, and only refer to it now, because the U. S. Courts at Charleston and Savannah are, or will be engaged in the trial of parties charged with this " crime." Crime, indeed! If to rescue the African negro from the most degraded condition the imagination can picture; from servitude the most oppressive and cruel; from want and from famine; from heathenism and degrading idolatry; to civilize, christianize. and provide hint with food, be a crime, then we know not what humanity is, and we must study some new code of morals, for we have been taught, thus far in our lives, in a wrong school. Mr. Lamar, in our judgm ent, has done raore for the African, if to the South is iudebted for the importations, than all the missionaries . that have been in that unhappy land, for years. He has shown how easily it is to civi lize them ; and how from the most degraded, they can easily be elevated to a christian cou dition. We confess that we admire his enter prise and spirit, and this day believe that he is the pioneer to a more healthy public opinion which is to prevail all over the South at no distant day. That he is a trite Suthern nW,, we know, and, if "Joe Browi" were out of n theway, and the question of importing Africans e were submitted to our people, we would not r hesitate a moment in voting for him to be u Governor of Georgia. We want, in the South, a teachers of the Lamar stamp. We are tired q of having the morality of slavery and the slave 0 trade discussed. It nauseates us when we e here Southern men declaim npon the former, and deny the right which we have to engage t in the latter. Mr. Lamar has initiated what n the South wants and what she will have. All a honor to him for it, let thefurcee about to be a played in the U. States terminate as they may ! Since writing the above, we notice that h several bills of indictment haie been found in M the U. S. Court, at Savannah, against Mr. ' Lamar and others, for "holding African ne- P groes." Ridiculous I We wish we had a ti dozen, and, if we had before any sensible, 11 bonestjury, that could be picked up in Geor. sf gia, we would bid defiance to a thousand in- e dictments.-Grifiin Empire State. - The Men of the Time. We condense the following sketches of some e of the leading men in the impending struggle, f from various sources : . -t Victor Emanual 1I., King of Sardinia, which country bears almost the same relation d to the pending European war that Turkey did N to the Crimean, is one of the prominent actors J1 in the great drama now being enacted on the Eastern hemisphere. The House of Savoy, ofb which he is the head, de4cends from the old Counts of Sardinia. The latest news places General Mamora in P command of the Sardinian army, ready to ti co-operate with Louis Napoleon -~ tria at a win. Sardiiin Prime Minister, to compel the ad mission or the Sardi ian Government to a re presentation itt the proposed European Peace a Congn-ss. and to cuforce a recognition of t:.e importance of that Power among the greut nations of Europe,has marked him us a prom. inent inan i view of the itmpending war, and of the part in iL which is necessarily assigIel. a him,. IIe was brn it Turin, August10,1810, atnd belhmgs to an ancient and wealthy fimily a of Pitedmonmt. The nnie of Joseph Mary Garibald-he P who nowy commatnds the ten thousand Italiani h vahunteers in defence of Sa dinia against Aus tria--is suggestive ot'lib~ertv, and by many of ~ his countrymen he is revered almost as a Washingto'n. On Louis Napoleon-alternately the Prince, C the outcast, the fugitive, the prisoner, thepam. ~ phleteer andh the Emperor-the eves of the woml I are now fixed, as upon the arbiter uf the destinies of Ei:rope. Fr'ancois Certain Canrobert, Mirshal of 1 France, Senator, was born in the year 1809, and belongs to an honorable family of Bre tagne. Baraguay D. Hilliers,it is announcedl by the Niacv'tra, will commnand one of the divisions of 1 the 'irench army~ to co-operate with Sardinia, 1 and is, therefore, of itote in the present crisis. He was in 1849 Military Governor of Rome 1 and Coummanderin-Chief of the French army I in Italy, though formnerhyhe had been a French prisoner of war in Purchester castle, and a time when no parole was granted to any pri sonter, whatever imightt he htis rank. Cout JIacques Louis Cesar.Alexandre Ran don, Marshal ol France, formerly Ministerand Senatur-now named as the Major-General on the Piedmontese frontier-was borni at Greno- t ble, on the 25th of March, 1795. Francis Joseph, Empeor of Austria, who has been so energetical preparing for war, a in spite of his youth and inexperience and of 1 the Napoleon with whom hie fias had to deals in connection with the inftmriited L1berals of Jtaly, has undubtedly bitm t~actutd by a de termtind amnbition, He was lborn in Auguit, 1830, anid is consequently but nearly twenty nine years of age. Ho is a son of the Arch-t duke Firancis Joseph. His titles, besides that< of Emperor of Austria, are King of Hungary and Bohemia, King of Lombardy and Venice,< Archduke of Austria, and other minor titles. The Times Balancing the Question. It would be fanatical to suggest that Sar dinia can hold her own for a week against the hosts about to be let loose upon her. The flood of spoilers will sweep over the land. Turin must be occupied, although probably not held. The power of the Piedmontese will be shut up in the few fastnesses which Sar dinla contains, and the real struggle will not I begin until Austria has struck a blow which will be heard throughout Italy. As a bellig erent power, she is wise in her generation, but she is not wipse in her generation il she is seeking unnecesssr:ly to become a belligerent power. If she believed that there wasw no hiope of permatnent pece tha~t the French Emperor was resolved upon war, and that she was only kept fainting under the weight, of her arms, waiting till it should suit the convenience of the Emperor to overwhelm heir; if she, moreover, is willing at this mo nment,. when her promptitude has given her choice of an offensive policy, to make those reasonable retractions which the interests of, humanity and the public opinion of Europe require of her, then it will be dificult to say that she is entirely wrong in having soughta to precipitate a crisis in which she was bleed- i ing to death. But if this is a first -forward step in an aggressive and defiant policy-ift Austria seeks to enter Sardinia as the armed I apostle of absolutism and, of ultramontane I priestraft-if she has taken up her old world t1 mission of binding the bodies and coercinga the minds and consciences of all human born i in Italy, then the fact of her having been thed first to commence -this war will h% no uinim- I portsat item in the groat indictment wh-~d I will hoe rmed seiust her. Bua whutemar 1 nay be Ler ultimate intentions, she has by ier precipitancy Oione the Emperor of the 'rench this great good: Whereas three days. go, all Europo looked upon him as an imper LI robber, seeking an occasion to let loose his. repared armies upon a peace-loving neighbor he world will'see in this sudden start and he hasty and unready preparation of Napoleon 11 some evidence that after all his menaces ie had not intended to provoke the combat rhich Austria has now commenced. The great question for us to consider, hoi ver, is not how Austria stands, or what peace rance hastens, or even how Sardinia can be ver-run, but what is the position and policy if England. Lord Derby has said that " If rar breaks out, whatevc r be the consequence, ur neutralityj as-long :* it may last, nustto certain.extent be an armed neutrality, en ling us to take our part on that side, what ver it may be, which the honor, the interests ad the dignity of the country may indicate s best deserving of our support." These rords, coul I d with oti e s Leaving upon the ccapation of the shores of the Atlantic, ten ed to a scarcely atbiguous intimation that rtie events of the impendirg war should ad the French troops into the Lombardo renetian kngdom, England would appear as :combatant in ti~o mele. We ventured to nmment upon those words iu- a tone of re lonstri nce. Now that the event. appears wre probable, and its preceding circunmstan us almost certain, we thi:k it right to reite ate our prote.t against engaging Englind ither by alliance, or menace, or guaranty, so s to dtaw her into this purely Cout:nental uarrel. Surely we are iiot going to.coinmit vter again the faults committed by our fath -', and to burden o:-selves with debts arid bligations too great for ourselve-s or our sons . bear, in the pursuit of some chimerical otions. as to what we should like to see occur wong our neighbors. We say, at all risks nd at all events, keep England out of this L-uggle between two dynastic powers. What ave we, a free constitutional people, to.do ith the struggle between two despots, one [whom represents the principles of absolute ,wer and prie-tly duminior, and the other ie despotism delegated by ure Demo I it must be so, let them fiht ; no Englih tesman can suppose tiat by weakemln$ ch other they can become dangerous to us. -London Times, April 23. rHE WAR IN EaoFE.-The news eby l' raph in tc-day'a paper i such as we have ir some time confi lently expected and here. iore predictee, from tie To dtions'occupied the different otates of Europe. Hostilites ve commenced betwee.a Aus ra and SanV nin, ar.d Napoleon is hurrying on his armies s upporL Victur Emanuel agaiust Francis .sepu. Sardinia tights for the independence i ly against a foreign tyranny. Wi.atever Napoleon's ulterior object, he certainly eupies high ground before the world. -The oI I: of England will not, we think, permit eir govaerinent to take a hand in Wle war - h .ur ar n nf A u t.e t.wr t ra Mr. Boyce. SARINE FARM, May 11, 1859. An intelligent correspondent, " Harper," in recent number of your paper, seems anxious know ty opinion on certain points that he udes to. I utterly repudiate Judge Douglas' idea at a Territorial Lsgislature may discrimi to against slavery, and nothing could induce e to support fir the Presidency any one nding on this platform. I consider it as clear as a mathematical oblem, that the South have a right to be oteced with their slave property in the 'ritories, and that Congre.s, or theirinstru ents, the Territorial Legislatures, should ford this protection. As a question of ratical action, I would not at this time have iginated this issue, but having been raised a Southern Representative, I shall demand e fullest mneasure of oar rights. In reference'to the African slave trade I ,rdially agree with " I~arper," that while the nioni lasts " it will prove a firebrand to dis act and divide our people, and divert us om the greater and more important issue" of fety and independence. WVhen I have gathered my fo.lder i design visit my constituents in their several Dis ets, and hope then to be able to give them length my views upon the politica.l comn exioni of. the'times. I may be permitted, Lwever, to say now, that never has the future oked mnore gloomy to me. We are threa mede with the greatest possblJe csalamity-.the omintioni of an imperious North, and the aralysis of a disunited South.. We shall ced all wisdom, and moderation to avert the isasters that threaten n<~, and yet howinark is the absence of the- e great qualities on e part of many..wtau agireu~ to direct public inion at the South. It is but too probable tim: hostile section-. I pryNorth will soon acquire paeslon of he Gvernment. .. In that event the South ould not remain a moment longer la the rionoi. Yet who dojes not feel that the suc. ens of tliat tuovamelnt fur lndependence de lends upon the oplnlott of the people of the ~outh as to how tar, the sticcess of the. s0C onalized North was owing to ths.Impollof f the South. But how little deference da any of the best frien ts of Southern in. ependence pay to this truth I In conclusion-I fear the North sectionala ed will soon take possession oiho Govern ent. Then I go for Southern independence t all hazards. by a single State lhuding off ii' ecessary. To make this utovement'success 1 the South should he made as much as jossible one in sentiment, the North should e divided as much as possible; to accomplish is, in my opinion, the three great requisite f Southern statesmanship are-moderation, oderaton, moderation.. Very .respectfially, WILLIAM W. .BOYQE Ma. C. P. PE.LUaM. A MoDEaN ARK.-AnI emigrant passed rough this city this afternoon, whose " fix ur"' for travelling were of the most comfor Gle kind. Draiws by, four horses, was a Wyai~, large enough to , contain a familyof iy reasonable nutaber, with two winilow's of. x lights each, and stove pipe projecting o the top. 1't looked neat and homelike. e saw madame looking out of the window, r head dressed in a nice white cap ae ian ae. We would vouch Alot the success of this igrant in his new home, if he i blesse4 rith health.--Clev. Her. CaMESs FoR Ansa!xa.--Among-the "pas agers" from Texas, by the steam ship Fash n, at Mobile, Wednesday mornim were ven ohe camels, eight 'of them a~Inginag . B.jLWoolsey, Esq.,. of Dallas country ; e other thirteen are olfered for sale in Mo le. 'They are ill gentle asa pot, dog, says e Tribune, cost very little in their keepipg, d can easily carry two bales of cotton on heir'backs at the rate of twent five miles a ay over aroad which would beimna bsle a thiamid other ailafatation e Mat thea te JSdl