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"WE WILL CLING TO THE PILLARS OF THE TEMPLE OF OUR LIRERTIES, AND IF IT MUST FALL, WE WILL PERISH AMIDST THE RUINS."
SIMKINS, DURISOE & C0., Proprietors. EDGEFIELD, S. C., APRIL 10, 1861. LWIE HU.-No M For the Adrr:i-er. 'Memory of ny Brother, B. H. If. IareweL lrothjcr, though closed thine eyes, By ling'ring doubts we're still misled, So loath are we to realize That earth's cold bosom is thy bed. Could love avail, thou wert not dead, Could fondest hopes have stayed the blow, Or prayers from hearts that held thee dear, Death would not thus have laid thee low. Death, cruel archer, bent his bow Ere 'round the. fell life's autumn leaves, And sped the shaft that laid thee low, Yet each pure life, its crown receives. The bonds of love, he hath unclasped, And many ten*der ties undone, No nobler prize, his hand e'er grasp'd Than this, our lov'd and cherished one. Thy kindly voice, forever clear, Thy well-known step, what can restore ? For these we ne'er again shall hear, And we will see thee, nevermore. We list in vain through wood and dell For tones that we can hear no more. ThAt voice which once we lov'd so well Now hush'd and still forever more. Freed from every earthly care Thou'st gained the gates of Paradise Mid joys which purest angels share Hast sought the bliss that never dies. No sin-no pain-nor aught of ill Can reach that bright celestial shore, Where thy soul so calm and Etill ]/;d saving love shall still adore. Thou couldst on earth no longer stay To cheer fiond bearts that bleed for thee, Yet e'en till we shall rude away Thy name a holy SPell shall be. And when the last dread trump shall wake 'Twill find thee in that home of love, And then and endless tuorn shall break, Made radiant by a Saviour's love.. JESSE SvvAN DAL, G.t., March 23, 1861. TiHE UNWILLING BRIDE. Solomon Sikes was a practical member of the M. Y. 0. B. Society-a society which, al though it has never yet been organized, and published to the world a code of laws by which its members are to be governed ; yet; its principles are so generally understood that. any person who is disposed can readily be come iniated into all its mysteries, without: experiencing any of the inconveniences whicht it is said, are attached to the other socie'ies. I and all who become members have first to pass some trying ordeal. Not so the m. Y. 0. B. Society; all that a person has to do to become a member for life, and receive its. gist hohors, is simply to " Mind His Oww1 Business." Now Solomon prided himself upon posses sing this quality in an eminent degree ; and. hence, was very much annoyed by those per sons who are to be found in every place, andL who always take an active intere.t in all thab concerns their nieghbors. In nothing was Solomon more annoyed than by the insinua tions which were frequently uttered in his hearing, to the effe'et that he viaited the wid ow Snipes rather too often, if he had no oth er object in view than to merely mnake her a formal call. Some were even so bold to as sect that the widow's charming person, comn bined, with her worldly possessions, would be sufficient inducement for Solomon to take up on himnself the miatritmonial yoke, and assume the responsibility of directing her alfairs. Combined with his other good qualities, was that of excessive modesty, and oue wicked wag was guilty of reportung that his courage would niever arrive at the sticking point, so as to allow him to " pop the question " without the aid of a third party ; and as it was well known that this would be against his princi pies of non-intervention, it was at length set tled among the gossips that the Widow Suipes would remain a widow to the end of her days for aught that Solomon would dlo to prevent it ; but stratagrem often supplies the place of -courage, as it will be seen in the pres ent ease. The most important personage in the town of A-, in the then Territory of Florida, was Squire Allison. In those days might inade right, and laws were often made to suit the time, person, and dccasion. To this finaetion arv Sol.omon weent, anmd somewhat surprir-ed hitn by applying for the necessary doc-u mnents that would enable him to obtain pus se~s'on of the plersoni of the bloiindg widow Snipes. The~ Squire, knowing well the petcu liarities of Solomon, forbore asking hims any quiestionis, but .speqdily furni-hed him with wvhat lie desiredl, and ons presenitin-; ti.emf to him, was thuis addressed : " Now. Squire, mind you and be p~unctual; at 7 o'clock, pr-cisely, you will meet mue at the h'ouse of the Widow Snipes ; comle alone, and seec to it that none know what business has brougtht you there, for 1 wish t be cere moiny to be0 perfiormed as pirivate.ly as ps sible." " But." rems~. ttedl the squ!ire, who' didI not at all lhke the idea o'f having so imiportanit an event as a marriage to take laice without the u--nal fixtures of a jolly time, " it will be - necessary to have sonmc wim sses; shall 1 not take a few friendls with ime T' "As vou hke,"' replie-d S-.lomon ; " but ,sinid, and be p~unctuatl !" " You iumy dhepenld upon met, sir " satid the * squlire ; who immeidiately conminnen'cd fuillil ingr the latter part of hi~s erngageinnent by in vitinig a doz.en or more u of hsis ha.chelor friends to be present with hini. S slm-n nowv returnedl to hiS l1ace of abo le, and after having dlonnied his Sunday 'best, prepared to visit his intendled, who, all unconscious of the pi-rt she was to enact that evening, was engatged in Iher usual hiu-ehmold duties when he wat announced. Alter the usual colnplimienlts were patS~Sed, and the state of the weather for- : week past and to cotme had been discussed, Sulomoi'n's scat suiddenily became very uncomifortale; lie turn-ied :-nd twisted, looked ouit of the window, and huge drops of perspirationi stood tluon Lis fore headl, to remnove which req-:dred a constanit application of bamiiana. Tlecse miovemients -were not unnoticed by thu widlow, who at length ventured to inquire the cause of such ~smasual symptoms in her visitor. "Mrs. Snipes," cried Solomon, rising from his seat, and with rapid strides conumencing to circumnavigate the small apartrrent, "1 you know that I am a man of few wor-is !" "Yes," meekly responded the widow, "1 have often noticed that peculiarity in youl character." " Well, madam, you also know that I have been visiting your house occasionally for the last six months ; and although I have not said much, still I have kept up a treniendoui thinking all the while ; and now I've come tc the conclusion that-when-we-had-and so I've just told Squire Allison to step dowr here to-night and-and-I think we had as well--be-" lie was here interrupted by his " bette' half" in perspective, exclaiming at the tof of her voice: " You Solomon Sikes!" A whole volume of words was condensed in those three words, and Solomon felt it; but he was not a person to back out after the first step had been taken. Ile therefore qui etly resumed his seat, and allowed the widow to work herself into a most glorious passion. "A pretty fellow you are, indeed !' said she, " to talk about other people minding their own business; you had better practice what you preach, you had indeed, youi you-'" "Now, Sally," remonstrated Solomon, what's the use of taking on so? it's not much, and Squire Allison will fix the business in less than no time; so fix up, for he will be here soon." " I tell you, Solomon Sikes, I won't be in suhed in this way by you; and if you don't leave this house immediately it will be worse tr you. A pretty fellow you are to tell me what I must do, as if I had nothing to say about it !' "I tell you, Sally Snipes!" shouted the now infuriated Solomon, "I have made up my mind to get married ! what do you suppose ['ve been coming here so often for? You know What for-as well as if I had told you; bo it's no use for you to nake such a fuss about it now. Wil you be ready ? for Squire Allison will be here in ten minutes ; I can see him on the road now." The widow looked in the direction pointed out by Solomon, and beheid, not only the Squire, but, as it then appeared to her in the uncertain Lwilight, one-half the people in town, approaching L.cr house. Turning to Solomon, she denam'-' 1- -- .. -'""'' - unusual sight in tho: Why," said he, the witnesses the which I gave him r SY.u gavo him you may tell theni n6ow You leave this incesed woiani Il :nd to a large bru, ner of the ronm in a mianner which Soloiona was not slow to perevive was pregnant with daing r ; he therefore wisely renoved the dat "Crous weapon froim out her reach. His next miovement was to close the door. which lie had no sooner done than the Squire and his fiiends entered an adjoininlg apartmiient. For a full half hour did the perseverini solomodn attenipt lby all the arguments ha ould command, to bring over the stubborn widow to his views ; but all in vain. "I tell you, Sjlomon'n Sikes, to leave this ose !"' was all the answer she would make. o his prop~osals. Solomo.n soon found that his bachelor pa tience was but poorly prepared to atctd with widow's stubborntnecs. Hligh words then ensued, and what the result would have been it is imtpo.:sible to saiy, had not the Squire. who. fearinig a cri.,is was at hand, drew up his forces in battle array, and rushed to the seat of wau;. The widow was not slow to coprehend this hostile movement of her visitors, and they~ had no soonier entered the a prtfent thtan she disappeared through the open window, leaving Solomon master of the field. IIe stood for a while mute aLs a mummy, the very picture of wretchedness and des. pair. lie could only point to the open win dow for a solution of his difficulties, which was all suflicient to enable his questiorners to compreend the nature (of his case. All eye~ were now turned to the Squire for his opinion of what was to, be done. Said that pet s - age, summoning all the dignity oif his office, and loeoking as if the reputation of the entire legal profession depended upon his decision: " Gentlemen, we have come here to havea weddi-ig, anti it is my opinion that we must hav a one ; ao af ter her boys, and catch her i you can U' Not one dissenting voice was raised agains this verdict, for they were accustomed to re tard Squiire Allison's word as law, and th< law 5,ruree. With one accord they mnarched frm the house, and immniediately started ir pucrsuit (if the fugitive from matrimonial jus tie ; but hatless, and far in advance of all was Solomon ; the swatllnsw-tail of his Sunday blue could alone keep pace with his rapid mao. tions ; and even that, at times, appearet about to rebel againist all laws of gravitation and give a practical illustration of centrifu gal miotion. " Twilighzt was succereded by the sombri hues tf night before the party returnied fron their unsucess5ful search ; hut as Solomom was not one of~ their tnmber, they concludec to wait his return, hiopitng that lie would be moreW sutccessful than thtey had been, and tha hy woul yet lhave a wedding ; in whiel -ent, Squire Allison foreseeing that it wouk e but an indilierent atfair without the aid o that power which "e hatha chiarmas to soothe th iavage breast," and alsa something with whicl to arouse the~ ideas of the inner man, hat depated~ an order to town for a man wh always olliciated upon sueh occasiomis, an who, next to the Squire himiself, was the mnos im~portn~t personage in the settlement. Whei this i ndividual arrive-1, considerable cuiriosit; wts mianifested to know whiat imighit be thi coitnts of certaein longnecked hottles, wvhie' had mysteiiutsly ntade th--ir appearance ; but their snrprise was soon relieved by the Squire' filling his glass and proposing the health c ,:- "U1nwilling Bride." This was no soone responded to by all present, than their glas were again filled, and they were about to dri in honor of Solomon, when that individi presented himself cefore them. To all th, eager inquiries, he replied : She is there in that room!" His appearance was such as to ..cite t risibles of all present; but one-hall of t the swallow-tail had returned from the c quest, and that drooped in solemn grande behind his legs, as if it would there hide diminished proportions, and bewail the 14 of its companion. Ilis, inexpressibles .wi sadly mutilated, and his face bore evi.l marks of having been in contact with soi hostile power; but whether his misfortut had been caused by a personal encounter w the widow, or by a disregard of the bust and briers through which he had passed, it impossible to say, as he would never thri any light upon the subject. It would equally indiscreet to hazard an opinion as the probable arguments lie had used to bri about so favorable a termination of his nef tiations with his intended bride; for wh they returned to the house she had so far i covered her equanimity as to listen calmly his proposals, and had blushingly consent to acknowledge him as her future lord a protector, with the proviso that lie would w one week before the nuptial knot should tied. But Solomon, like a skilful navigat had conceded nothing while obtaining the concessions from her. "And now, Squire Allison," said he " hi my case stands, what is to be done (' "1 Solomon," replied the Squire, " there 1 been many a slip betweep the cup and t lip, and it may he your case. You are w, thy of each other; and as we have coie t to have a wedding to-night, it is my opini that we can have it now as well as ne week." '' Them's exactly my ideas!" replied So mon ; and forthwith lie went and acquaint the widow with the result of their delibei tions. As he had anticipate1, she was far from quiescing in his views, and lie was therefu compelled to again resort to argument al strove, by all the langtage l.: could coninau to Cimvince her that the present was a imui more favorable time to entor the ranks vuien than would he a I% eek hence; but his efforts were unavailhig, and lie at lon cane to the canclusion that forbearance w no Ininnr m virtue. Aoetipr upon this decisic undh encireling her waist with his hanmd, t tained her. The Squire, when lie enter( s.eeing the favorable positiomi in which th were standing, proceeded at once, without itt or commnent, to fulfil the duties of his ofiic and bevfre the asionished widow uillb reali her situation, he had .;1i1, aid now I pr nountce you man and wife." '-Thierei now!"' exclaimed Sjlomn, " A. y hear tI at; it's all ove:r with, anmd it':. ;not sui a terrible ti.inmg arf.ur all ; so wia:. ii: use looking sober about it ? Cumw. chi,+r iup, it we will now hat e a we:ddinig. You xil' siti ers, tunie up thast talker of yours, andh give somethtintg thmat's lively. Sailvy, will vonC a pigeoni wing with imwt ?'' nndl withouit waiti fr an atiswer, lie comnmeced a liesl and t perfornmance at such ai tapid rate, that althtou lill Smitlswrs struck up "Momney Musk" double quick tine, it was miuch too sloiw him. It was sometime beforu Mrs. Sikes could alize that. she was no lonigei a lonely wid, but a haiippy bride; but whien it at len;:th g through her braiti that .such was reallyt case, shie became the gaye~st of the gay, a received with evident pleasure the congratu tions of her frienids, who by somie means h heard of what was beintg enacted at her hon aid had come to see what was to be see although most of them were not so fortum as to witness the ceremony, they were not, I late to participate what followed. Such unusual evenit as a mnarriaege in their setti mnt was niot to be paissed lby unnoticed ; necessary arrangemenits were, th- r :fore spee ly made, atnd the event was celebrated int ti backwood's styl.. It was not unitil a late hiour that the pal began to se p. ate for the ir respective hont but Sooo' poer of hocomiotioni seem: to increase with practice, and whena others bi tired of the dance lie was still as vigorouis ever, and was often ithoiut aiiy other parti thani the one half of hiseoatt ail, whi seemr to partake of the joiyousness iof its owner. Such symtiplomis in Sailomnmt' tusuial qu demeanamor was so remarkable that hsis friem began to se-riusly thinik lie htiud taken let of his senses, and his good fortune would more thtan lie eoild endure; hut in this tl were mistaken, for lie still lives in the hta possession of all his faculties, amid his "i bet half" has proven to be, though ant Unwilli B~ride, a most willing anid devoted wife. Rauthier F'renchy. A Paris paper tells the following very Fr chy story of a "' worthy gentlemant," who It ing umbitunately imarried a terimagant, solved to become a widower in a way not expose hsimsehlf to the pientalties of the h Without oxpressing any' opinion as to moral of the hutsbaiid's conduct, we copy anecdote, trustiing that his example will id imitators in this region: IHe owned a bean~iful country seat, situn on the batik of a delightful river, to wh Ihis lady was very much attached, and wh she visited regularly every Suinday morni She had for this purpose a charming Ii tmule, with splendid trapipings, and of wl reat care was takeni. For three days pr< Ois to the lady's acenstomed visits, the h bantd had depri vedl the aimaal of all dlrinkt that it was miost famished. Sunday morn fcaie-the lady set out on her onle, acc rmpniw by her husband, who was ansioni ;es see the sport. The poor beast sought wi ak on all sides, and had no sooner discovered ial river than with the rapidity of lightning tir started off and stopped not until he plunged himself head and ears into the ri The bank was steep, and the stream both rg he and deep at this place, and the lady and a he were soon buried beneath the waves. n- husband regretted the loss-or the mule. ur reasoned like a philosopher, that to acel its plish one's purpose, sacrifices must be ma< s re Pleasant to Tobacco Chewers. nt A letter from Petersburg, Va., to the S< ne nectady Star gives the following delightful es scription of the manner of preparing chem th tobacco in that region: es " Commence on the upper floor, which i is dirty as a cow stable. In the corners .w large heaps of tobacco. At one end is a Is be cauldron, into which is put liquorice, rum i to tonca bean. On one side of the room ig large space, like a mortar bed, into whic o- put the weed, to be sprinkled with the ab decoction. Two or three darkeys are stirt - the tobacco up with their feet, so that to parts may become equally saturated. ed After this operation, it is dried upon p over head, until it is fit for working in room below. be On the second story, the leaf is divestei )r, its stem by numerous black women and c se dren. It is then in a supple state, made i rolls anl inch or two in diameter, and of required length. On the ground floor, the rolls aro squee into plugs and carefully packed for trans he tation to the tobacco-loving people of North. Some may think part of this desc re lion highly colored, but it is literally a t account of what I saw niore than once ; a xt if what I heard be true, the drugs and I are scarcely more than half portrayed. - It might be supposed that people here e not chew, but this is not so-almost everyb -a- does; but they chew the clear leaf. And i worthy of remark that the hands engaged these factories make no account of throw re their spittle and their cuds into the heap ft id second inastification." d * -h' Too M-i-Y Iicoss IN -u: Fiit.-The of truit Free Press tells in the following, ho countryman, %isiting the city, attempted tm carry two pigs under one arm, a coop ful chickens und'er the other, and a quart of e, in 1is coat pocket: . r, 1.. -,,.:....;.... ,.X 1.4. w c.1.4 f.. nt A with his piggy No. 2 nuder his arm. Dy i time No. I had wiggleid out, and was g1 again ; whvreat he was so much eiraged t lhe sat down on the eggs unawares and smna de - them. Descrying the truant in the nei boring street he dashed after him, tumb over a gutter plate, and broke his shins, i regained his equilibrium just in time to both his poreinme t-jrmemers disappear undt1 barn with a flirt of their short tail-. Wend his wav strrowfullyv back tom the coop, be rived in time to see the last of his biddles .appear over a picket tlence inm the distamice, leased by the mischief of some malicious be who sat on the eurbstonme and asked himn ii he was looking for. When lhet seen he " nin. hi~s becst enideavora to trade the coolp uc E a bottle of lenmoni pop-makinig the bes adverse circumnstancees. or A young man knowing that a younig i of whom he inmagined himself enamoured, re-Ierstood the laniguage of flowers, mnt Ih ~beautiful rose, as a deel ..rtionm of love, aitti ting a slip of papepr, onl which was writ lie " if not acceptedl, I i.roc~ ed to1 war." Ini "d turn, she forwarded a pizkle jar, cuntaini: la single mranigo (manm-gn.) se, A young manl from the country, goini n:call on soumem young ladies the other even It he wais told that he muost ak theta to a o and should they refuse lie ought to p n them. Acordingly he commenced by e- questing Miss Mary to favor himn with a 5< all She genitly declined, said she had a di- cold, &c. e '- Well, thecn, .nimh," said our hero, " tI pose I squeeze ytou, don't you think you ni -ty thing ?" SiThe girl fajited immediately. ad Si:cynssioN Ar -rtE Noamr.-A letter fi as New York declares that thbe most conclo ir proof can be piroduced that a powerful ed nunerous revolutionary organiizattion is ini istence in that city, the object of whichi it searate the city anid poart of New Yoirk fi d< the Union anud fr<.m the State, in orde .ve make it ai free and independent port. A p be ted programme is in circulation contaii ey four thousand names already in favor of py project. ,g A copuntry clergyman, being opposed to use of the violin ini church service, was la ever, overruled by his congregation, who termined upon having one. On the follow an. Sunday the parson commenced the servic< v. exclaiming, in long-drawn accents: " re- may f-i-d-td-l-e arid s-i-n-g the fortieth Pa Lw. Semtc Is Rni.: Lms-E.-The Boston T .he cler says that William Rlicker, of East the ton, aged twenty-thiree, wanted to marl ot year ago, a girl of sixteen, but his mini advised him to defer his nuptials for tw, td months. The time had nearly passed, iw ich the young man was stricken down with ich nnmption. When convinced that his ig. hour wa near, he requested, as a last fa tle that he might be united to the object of ih choice. She consented, and they were to]I vi- beeni married at 5 P. M. on the 2'ith us- le, however, grow suddenly worse, so breathed his last just one hour before ing time fixed for the solemnization of the nme >- choly nuptials. When the bride entered ,t tired. in her edding clnthes, he was a cot Lter From the United Statep Economist. the "Let them Go." he The mind of the country is steadily settling ,ad into a conviction that the only possible policy rer. in rspect to the seceded States is for Con pid gress to empower the government at once to ule recojnise their independent nationality. Co rhe ercion was the rash first-thought of an exci but ted partizanabip, which is now gradually cool >m- ing down before the stern logic of facts. The le." situation of the Republic is felt to be incom patible with the resort to war, as much as its history and spirit are inconsistent with coer :he- cioui; and who ever now advocates the policy de- of force, does it not on the grounds of a wise ing and prudent conservatism, but rather as a bare assertion of authority. This, tendency ins of the public mind is eminently hopeful. It are is founded on a perception of the only meth rge od by which our perils can be escaped, and and oumdifficulties adjusted. It is the strong coi is a moi-sense-of the people asserting its intuition o is of je duty of the hour,-the real govern oe met of the country uttering its dictum, ing "let them go." The conciliation patty in the all Northern States are dying out almost as rap idly as are the coercionists ; not because the >les disposition to conciliate is decreasing, but be the cause, so far as respects the Stated actually seceded, conciliation is felt to be now a hope I of less experiment. Another party, taking bil- " masterly inactivity " for its motto, is daily nto losing ground among the people; though, as ny a niost convenient shelter for an Executive that knows not how to escape from its per zed plexities, its policy we fear is gaining too )or- much strength at Washington. The press of the France and England too are beginning to fore rip, cast the policy of " peaceful separation " as l rue that on which the North will unanimously t .ind, settle,-and that, on reasons which unbiassed 1 ilth reflection must admit to be couclusive. Se- ] cession is now a fully accoamplished fact;-ac- 1 do complished, undoubtedly in violation of the t nly laws of the United States ; but accomplished, I t is nevertheless, and that with a most astonish- r in ing completeness. The Confederate States i ing are defacto an independent government. Our I r a control within their provinces is riot only dis f owned, but it actually does nut exist. We t have there no representatives of the United [e- States government ; no State Governors re N a cognising the United S t:tes authority; no of- f to ficers to execute our laws ; no collection of r of revenue for our treasury. A di-tinct Presi- s dent, and a separate Congress exist there; the forts and arsenals, with one or two ten rn ~. are in the hands of tlin I I undoubtetay .e114:na .-- %e Lo W J n )e federate States de fzco an independent gov- b bat ernment. Matters having then gone to this e extent, it is plainly a mere formal quibble to i- argue that the seceded States are still in the e Union. Practically, and for all the purposes of gopvrrn~nent, they are out of the United Se Stites ; though in tle eye f our federal law :r a tier mayi be still under our jurisdiction. ing The question is whether it would be wise on ar- tue part of the gove rnmient of the United Lls- States to involve thirty-four millions of peo re- plein an internecine war through takingi '7to( p,'itive a stand on the de jure aspect of g hat 5t5t)l ant may bae galling to our pride, it may be a S fr, w(cmd( in our dignity to submit tacitly to the a of de anace to our national power that has been pr-tnuted on at wholesale scale in the secededt .y StIes; but arc we justifiable in risking the ( S lirs of' thousands of our citizens, and the c ~ahapainess and interests of the whole country d hforgjencrations to come, with no better object thu to support our pride, arnd to vindicate a . rdipity which hnas signally failed in the hour C aof ts trial ? We opine that the sentimnent of gath civilized world and the verdict of posteri tysould be utterly 01pposed to such a policy.~ I to Vat could we gain by its adoption ? Let iug, usuppose it to result in the subjugation of Sth seceeded States, (which is begging far too re-s ;:h,) of what service to the country could re. sh a recovery be ? We should have six I1 ,ng. otions of citizens held under a Rtepublican b bad gernmnent against their wcill. We shouldw h:e in Congresr. 14 Senators and 33 Repre- oi 01 sctatives, owing their piresence there to the I gt asmaly of Republican despotir-m, and eating ei lfi a canker-worm into the heart of our do- b; nstic harmony. Our victory would necessi- ai te upon us to maintain rule in at least iey- ti: -on eStates by the perpetual menare of a stand- bi sive s army located in their midst. The cotton Il and Ste., in fact, would he a second Hungary, tL ex- al the United States government a second Sto trian despot.,. The were mention of -o1 s-h results is a refutation of the policy that D r to uld produce them. Coercion, if success- 11 rin- f; would bring no compensation, but would ri1 ting rhter increase our national difficulties ; but fo the vat, ii it should prove unsuccessful ? Thou- g< ads of valuable lives would be fruitlessly ce srificed ; an immense national debt would - the baccumulated ; our national status would of 0blowered before the world ; and -the dan de- gous and humiliating consciousness would si' t: ever present with us that by our side ex- or by ied a couni' with a population only one p1 Tou frthi our own, with whom *re had proved ot 1m. cselves unable to contend. n Joercion, therefore, is clearly a policy not rav- f moment to be entertained. Conciliation I'l o-i,.o late to induce any retraction from the y, a olidated position assumed by the new br str(aederacy. The idea of "masterly inac- re ulve t y " is uo utterly unsuited to the present hen r-1 progress of events, and so coolly trifling :on- brds the great national and commercial in- to ls its suffering fronm the present disorganiza- w< vor, to. that whoever adopts it must be left be- at his 1 in the progress of affairs towards a set- WI tave eient, or sternly rebuked for their apparent oil ul'fferen~ce. Only one course, therefore, is do and .,,_to enter without delay into negotia tte cs with the representatives of the Confed Ian .e States, recognising their independence, ze at- n adjusting in a fair spirit all the questions to a. aing hatween the twrn parties. on Governor Houston's Appeal to the Peo ple of Texas. The following i. the conclusion of Gov. Houston's appeal to the people of Texas. rhe Governor, it will be seen, with cominmen lable prudence, proposes only peaceful ifforts to maintain his authority : You have withdrawn Texas from her con iection with the United States. Your act :-hangea the character of the obligation I as iumed at the time of my inauguration. As Four Chief Executive, I am no longer hound o support the Constitution of the United States. If your act did not relieve that obli ;ation, it was nothing. If this is not the re ;uit of the action of the people, the position yf the officers of the State Government, and ,specially that portion who are members of this Convention, has indeed been an anoma lous one. Have they still been acting under their oath *o support the Constitution of the United States? As your Executive, no mat 'er what my views may have been, I am 3ound to reflect your expressed will. I have )ndeavored to do so. Were I asked to swear ;o support your Constitution, I might waive ny objections to the source from which the >ath came. I am called upon to swear to mpport the Constitution and laws of the Jonfederate Statos, which I have never seen, md as your Chief Executive to render my illegiance to that Government, when you iave never in any manner or form declared rour desire to become annexed to the same. Fellow-citizens, in the name of your rights nd liberties, which I believe have been tram ,led upon, I refuse to take this oath. In the tame of the nationality of Texas, which has >een betrayed by this Convention, I refuse to ake this oath. In the name of the Constitu. ion of Texas, which has been trampled upon, refuse to take the oath. In the name of ny own conscience and my manhood, which his Convention would degrade by dragging efore it, to pander to the malice of my ene nies, when by the Constitution the privilege K accorded me, which belongs to the hum >lest officer, to take my oath of the office be ure any competent authority, I refuse to take his oath. I am ready to be ostracised sooner than ubmit to usurpation. Office has no charms r me, that it munt be purchased at the sac ifice of my conscience and the loss of my elf respect. I love Texas too well to bring civil strife ,nd bloodshed upon her. To avert this ca sT -1--1 -t-.r --.ox.loor to maintain acated. If those who ostracise me will be ut as true to the interests of Texas as I have ndeavored to be, my prayers will attend hem. Fellow-citizens, think not that I complain t t~he lot which Providence has now assigued ae. It is perhapos but meet that tuy career hould close thus. I have ,een the patriots ud atesmen of my youth, one by one, gath red to their fathers, and the Go'vernmnent 1ich thiey had reared, rent in twain ; and one like them are left to unlite it onice again. staind the last, almost., of a race who learned -om their 1:ps t he lessnns of human freed in,. aim stricken down now biecause I will not ield those principlles which I have fought for nid struggled to maintain. Tihe .severest ang is that the blow comwes in the namie of d State of Te~xas. I deny the power of this nvention ton speamk for Texas. I have re ived blows for her sake, and am willing to o so agaim. I protest, in the name of the ple~I of exa, against all the acts and doings of this onventiona, andl dtelare them nut and void. I solemnly p'rotust against the net of its embers, Who mre bound by no oath thecm lves, in declaring my office vacant, because refuse to, appeCar before it and take the oath rescribed. -RMinK.\Dl1E I1srAiNC OY MAnNhSS mN A oss:.-One day last week a valuable horse, loging to Mr. Nicholas Smith, of Medford, a seized with muadness, anid became so furi s that it was nece.-siry for the safety of 05e about him to confine him to a strong closure, l1e exhibited his strange malady biting his keeper, and dashing his bead ~ainst tile sides of his stall. Hle attempted gnaw his own hoofs, in doing which he oke his lower jpw so that it hung useless. e bit his own sides, and finally died after ree days of terrible suffering. Gorst. IloM:..-Two children of the Rev. r. Dickinson, :seretary of the American ble Society, were called away by that ter )e scourge, diptheria. The younger, only ur years old, said to his parents, "I am ing home." He seemed to have no special nVictionl of sin-he was too young for that but his soul was overflowing with the love God. When told that his older brother wasj also k, lie desired that he should lie with him the satme couch. The reqnest was comn ed with. The two children embraced each1 er and talked about their anticipated jour-1 y. Said the elder to his little brother: " When we go downm into that dark river, I hold up your little head I'" But when told afterward that his little other had gone before hinm, he submissively plied: "Well, it is just as well C4 This is given as an instance of submission1 the will of God in a little child, which was rthy of the imitation of all. Though lie first expected that they would go together, en he learned that Providence had ordered erwise, he meekly said, " Thy will be - -+-- - [Ioonttu isnis owx BmavhunmAv.-Our citi is were somewhat surprised at nioon to-day, hoar the boomiing of cannon. Some of the PrieLtou wish int aescertate nincae re- a paired to te Blossom lot in Plemant street, whence the noise proceeded, where they found 31r. Stephen. Bordan busily at work in loading and firiig a s'nal! cannon. In answer to their enquiries, St.-phtn informed then that thi< was tho thirty fifth anniversary of tis birth, aid that as nobody elie appeared disposed to honur the occasion, he had concluded to attend to the matter himself, by firing a salute of thirty five gun.-Fall River News. 4 Anti-Slavery Hope of Reconstruction. Threats of coercion are lesi freely indulged in of late by the anti-slavery press of the North. The bloody disposition reanins the same, but the not fierce haters of the South ern people, and their institutions, begin to re alise that coercion is a rather nore expensive and sanguinary undertaking than the Gov ernment at Washington can conveniently car ry out. They console themselves, therefore, and del-ide their readers with a more peace ful plan for the solution of the difficulty. Probable reconstruction, through the reac tionary spirit of Southern worshippers of tho Union, is the idea now introduced and pro. nounced feasible. As a specitmen of this sort of cajolery, we quote from the N. Y. Evening Post, the fol lowing editorial: The Next Congre.-To complete the next Congress there remain to be elected no less than eighty-one members. Of these, eight are to be chosen by free States, viz: four by Connecticut on April 1st; two by Rhode IS land on April 3d, and two by California on September 3d. Fifty-seven imeinbers are yet to be chosen by the border slave States; and there is reason to hope that in each of these, as is the case in Kentucky, the issue will be plainly made up between Union and Disunion. Of the border States Virginia is the first to elect thirteen members on May 23d; Tennes. see chooses ten and North Carolina eight on the 1st of August ; Kentucky ten on the 4th of August; and Maryland her six not till November 6th. " Twenty-six members are to be chosen from the States which have receded. Alabama holds her election on A'ugust 5th, and it is n:t impossible that the people of North Ala bama, who are much dissatisfied with the whole course of the secession movement, may send the Hon. George S. Houston, a good Union man, to Waslhington. Nor would it be surprising to find the Ilon. Henry W. Hilliard heading a Union ticket ir, the centre of the State. Texas elects two Congressmen. also, lAstly, iouisiiiana elects tour iemuzaa u. A.v vember 4th, and the people, who are getting tired of a cheating Convention, which darcs not even publish the returns of its own elec tion, will doubtless use this occasion to g've e xpression to their -entiients for the Uniotn .'t of which they have been hnrried, to their serrow. The pres of New Orleans is too in -lependent atnd out-poken rnot to rouse the people tip to this opportunity."' The enlighted conductors of that venomioun sheet know better. They de not believe that iny man will be or can be, elected in any of the seceded States, to take his seat it the United States Congress. It would be just as sensible to talk of the election of mren among us to take .sats in the Blri:ish Purliament. Bunt this ider. is held up to amuse the credulous who still cling to thie theory of "an unbroken Utnion," aind to apIpease the vintdictiv-e who thirst for the blood of " the Southerni rebels." Kiiowing the impossibility alike of forcing the Confederate States back into the Union, and of punishing their coi.tumnacy, this ide of their voluiitary return to the Union, b~y elect ing imenbe-rs of Congress, is held tup as at pre text for inatction. Tihe policy of the Confederate States is to maye pece All the) ask is to be let alone. T'herefore, they will not quarrel wih the >ridge that carries themi safety over. lI thiere he any respetable body of men North whot ,elieve thiat theyv will ever see nile of the Con tederate- States repre.sentedl itn a Government ,resided over by a Black II'.publiCan President nd Cabitnet, let them enjoy the happy deln ion in peace. It wouldl be a pity to disturbi heir reveries by. the knarse rotir of hostile annon. We hope they will have intluene nough to keep the peace at home. But it ay be as well here to notify' them that if 1 ver the seceded4 States elect mnembers of Ccin ress to go to Washington, it will lbe to take eats there in it as the Capitatl of the Confed rae States, of which Virgiia :imi Marylttid ill hbe miembers. But no State will ever be xmember of that Confederation in \vbich the , ni-s!av ry- doctrines of the irrepressible con iet party have away.--Augusta Constitution. list. _ _ _ _ The Expected Fleet. "ITon," of the Baltmore Sun, in his last eter, savsa: h " The British minister of for oein :itfirs, in n: recenit conversation in Parliament touchingd ie revolution in the United Staites, declared ui at the "initerests of B3riti.h shipping wou'd w carefully protected." This is followed by s report, probably authentic, that a British s ad French fleet of war steamers had been h rdered for the coast of the United States. c h'at Great Britain and Franice will act in si >ncert uplonl this subject, as they have done pon all others of late years, there is no ri lubt. Their action looks to the security .1f ft eir own commercial interests, and not to the u urpoe of taking any part in our unhappy h uarrel. They cannot have any disagreement ith the government of the Confederate lates. The only point of possible diff'erences .' as upon the question of reopening the Af- n can slave tradie, and that is settled by the b; rohibitory provision of the permaneiit con. ti ittion of the C. S. A. No coiitroversy can o0 ise between them and the federal govern- re ent of the United States except in case of pl n matmpt on our part to blockade tho ports th of the C. S. A. or seize their merchant vessels at sea, upon the alle-gittlon tMat tLey are not destincd fur a port whic'h we do not recognize. Sutch pction,<. our part, wt uld be a revival of the principh- (1f the,11er1ln and hMilan de0 cree', And of the "orders in council," from whih our connerce suf. red soit nieh, ar.d agaiist % hich we Po , arnetly prott sted, and always considered as cause of %ar. The visit of ihe British and French fleets to our coast will .e, i herefore, harini-As. lut the Spanih demonstration again-st Vera Cruz and the Jurez governnrtt is ri.e that will hunble our pride not a little. We have vo right to object to their proposed blo-ckase or bontbardment of Vera Cruz. but we boa.,ting ly pretended to such a r:ght, and threatened its exection, under the Monoe doctrine. We had for a while a large fleet before Vera Cruz, for no other purpose than to show Spain that we intended to carry out the Monroe doctrinrv All such pretentions will in the present cou dition of the country be laughed to scorn, even by Spain. While Spain absorbs St. Do mingo, in the teeth of our manifestoes against a recolonization by European powers, Mira mon is making arrangements to restore to Spain her dominion over Mexico." Rorry District. The paper just established in Horry Dis trict,-the Dispatch,-elaims a hearing from Ihe rest of the State. Its remarks are intrin sically naire and will be read with interest. Turn to your maps, find Conwayboro' the 6,%ital of Horry, and then come to the reve lations of the Dispalch. In pronouncing the notne don't sound the H, for that would be borryy-ble ; drop it like a hot potato and give the final Ythe sound of two or threee's. Now read:-En. Air. iiorry District-Hitherto Horry District has been regarded as the ultimna thule of the State, and we hazard the assertion, that there are very many persons of intelligetnco In the State who have but a vague idea of its loca tion. With the exception of the Bench, the Bar of the Eastern Circuit, the zealous mis siot,aries of the Church, .and merchants in ;he City of Charleston, there are but a few who have any knowledge of the existence of the town of Conwayboro'. It will be one of our objects in the editorial conduct of the Dispatch, to cultivate - l.tt.r acouaintance between the district,s Besides being a borbe ieally isolated from i ears been cirzu vu a-l.ts Jstrtet md New York in N.- .ores, and we have :,een more direct-ly connected with that city than with Chariston. Vessels of moderate tonnage load and unload at our wharves car rying off the produce of our forests, and ringing in return goods and supplies for our n1Wechants. H Uad Cliarleston heretofore offer d as go.od a Naval Store market as New ork, we woitld have long since been inti nately connected with that city. Since the ecession of the State, the trade with New iork has almost entire ceased, and some yes els5 have been loaded for Charleston. We re assured that the late action of our State ill beneficially afyect the interests of our Jistrict, if it only serves to bring about a nore direct and constant intercourse between t and our Queen city. For many years Our eople have been almost solely engaged in he cutting of timber, and in making tur psntine. Farming and the culture of our. ands have l-een ramost entirly neglected. his. we think is to be much deplored, for ur lands aire generally well adapted to the roduction of Cotton, which, with our noble *iver as a highway for its conveyance to mar et. would have secured for us a much more rsperous andI ndependent condition than - now, occupy. W~e will resume the subject t another time. A ra. -rm: Bma.-It is still usual in some hurchies .'o - v 0octen to eccnpy pews on one ide of the huildintg, and the men to sit by temselves on the other. A clergyman in the iddle of hi.s sermon, hearing some conversa. on going on mco loud as to disturb him, om linedl of it fronm the putlpit. A woman im ediately rose for the purpoe of defending er -ex, and said " The noise is nlot on our ide, reverend sir."-" So much the better, my od woman," replied the clergyman; "so uch' the better iit will cease the sooner."t Wuou~t~s.t'. P~otisome or Wotrls Bir A row.-The Eau Claire (Wis.) Tr-ee Press ives the following account of a fight which eurred otn Monday night of last week at ~ridgt Creek, between Mrs. T. C. Higgins ad about a dozen wolves: " Early in the the evening Mrs. Hliggins ard an unusual noise at the calf-pen, and pon going out found that something like a zen wolves were contemplating an attack pon the calf. Upon her approach they re. iated a short distance. Mrs. H. is a good tot with a ritle, and she first determined to loot at least otte of the intruders with her u4ads loaded rifle,; upon reflection she meluded to put strychnine upon some meat e htad in the house, and give it to her un 'elcome visitors. She did so, and upon the ~turn of her husband, who was absent the ire part of the evening, he found twelve elves lying dead within a few rods of the mse. GERMAN NEoao SHoEs.- -The Savannah es has been shown samples of excellent sgro shoes, of German make, and imported an enterprising dealer of that city. Under 'e operation of a tariff which bears equally the mantufactures5 of the North and of Eu pe, it is important to know that we can sup y ourselves quite as well, if not better, fronm e latter quarter as from the former. . I