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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..
SvvAN DAL, G.t., March 23, 1861.
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
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
" 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
" 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
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
"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
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
'' Them's exactly my ideas!" replied So
mon ; and forthwith lie went and acquaint
the widow with the result of their delibei
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
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<
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
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
-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
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
"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.
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
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.
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