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LATEST FllOM J. Jf7 jTaRReTt.
We n 1 i the fidlownij leltci' i:i the Nation
d ICi'n, uddre.ssod to he editor of that
piper. B irrett attempts to mnk-fltb?
impression that ho had a portion of the
public sympathies with him in his confinement,
and that 'he 'yeomanry of the
land* we e bitterly opno??d to the C'omtuitu><:
of Safety. > nis emissary now
ndde ingratitude to his other erinio<?,
by bringing the blackest accusations
against men to whoa? moral sense of right
and oven handed justice, he is perhaps
indebted for tin1 honorable manner in
which he has been t raited.
Hp plainly intim ites that his nceuseis
would not hes:tate to forswear themselves,
after being baffled in theii- hopes of
'wreaking vongonnce' upon him. The
poo:* simpleton, to imagine that lie, a
move tool in the bunds of his abolition
employers, could excite any such desire
in the hrcists of w*?, is too absurd even
to inv ose upon the credulities of bis northern
friends. Wo are promised some
& PART A KM* HO, Oct. 8, 1840.
"Mn. Emron,?The Court of Common
Pleas for Spartanburg district h.is just
lost'fl its snisinii ftii' 11?5""'t
rusty limbos of my prison holts hwc grated
harshly upon mv cars for the l ist
time. 1 am now iit. libertv, nnd there is
not manifest d by tho great. mass of the
community the least disposition to tre.it
nie even divespectfully. Those men
who had banded themselves together in
this place under the term 'Safety Committee,'
and who, in order to keep themselves
'safe' f om the ac'ion of the la
i^ainst them for their lawless conduct,
have proclaimed themselves 'ahove the
law;' nnd who, from the ti ne they
cast me into prison up to the moment appointed
to rush me through the forms of
a public trial, bad kept every instrument,
in motion to excite the country and bring
the people up to the level of their own
fanaticism and cruelty, have had the tables
most completely turned upon them.
"The yeomanry of the land came up
* _ rt a' /?. ! ./*?
io i;ouri. irom rnc mn?*ront parts ot the
district, with a stern rebuke to the spirit
of diso-dcr w ritten n?> ilioir faces.
"Instead ofheinij prepared, as my enemies
had vainlv hoped, to net against
inc with the injustice of an excited populace,
some of them were importunate that
I should turn upon my pursuers, nnd
give some of then) n chance lo occupy for
a senson the same dark hole into which
they had so wantonly thrust me. The
truth is, the great heart of the honest nnd
considemto portion of this community
be it in sympathy with my wrongs. They
saw tho base injustice that had boon done
me, And wore willing and even anxious
that reparation should be made.
"These manif stations were not to he
mistaken by the 8af<ty Committee.
When (hoy saw all their hone? of wreakin/?
vengeance upon me for the fancied injuries
of the North had vanished, they
took counsel together as to what was to
be dorta* and determined that my caso
should not be tried during the present
b^ssion; that, if necessary, certain of their
bro'horhood should go before the Court
and mako affidavit that, in the case of the
6eid J. M. Barrett, there was some im*
porrant testimony that, during the whole
summer they Ivid bepn slandering nnd
y.m?eeutlng him, they had not been by
any means able to raise, and that, therefore,
the)' were not nt present prepared
to try the cn*e, and they must have six
months longer to got that important testimony.
"There h much more yet whicn in a
short time I hope to give to tho public.
Meanwhile, I hope you will be kind
enough to publish this hasty sketch. 1
start for homo in a few moments.
J. M. BARRET?.
In the English fnshlonnhlu world,
mourning for the nonirft relative* ia not
worn longer than for eight or ten month?.
W.A8HINtiTo|r, Oct '20. '
Tim administration arc dirrying out
the system of poliev as jo removals,
which I foreshadowi 1 in a ircent letter.
They are now removing thavestijjos of
democracy from the bureaux. Mr Wal- i
I tcr Forward, a very nhle and estimable ;
i man, takes the place of Mr 11. IT. Oil- '
1 lett. The Cabinet, as I am Informed. '
| have determined to remove Mr. Wash* ]
ington, the fifth Auditor, mid Mr. Hobhie,
the Assistant Post il/hsfer General.
Subordinates will follow their chiefs.
The axe which has heretofore ehopped off
a few limbs i; to be laid to the mo of the
tree. It seems to be the opinion of the
members of the administration that, if
thev h ive nothing to gain, by appointing
their friends, they have, at least, nothing
1.. I... !* " * 11
m idm: iiv ii. niicr mi, 11 WOUK1 seem
that the French government lias no idea
of abandoning their reclamations in the
Po-t and Kugenie eases. They disavow
no'.hing hut ?oir.e unsurehle language of
M. Pouss'm, and have taken care to put
on diplomatic record, the maikod expression
of its opinion, that our government
was specially at fault with him. The letter
of M. de Toequeville, let it be recollected,
lias not been disavowed nor jcculled.
The controversy, when it shall he revived,
will commence where it was broken
off, at points, where moderation r,nd
fori>earanee will be required or. both sidife
Corrcup, Halt, Sun.
Thr White Population of South Caro
linn.?,Vesrs. Editors: It appears that
thr; following districts and parishes have
g lined in the hist ten years, according to
the hite ceivus: and to Dailington wc
must yield the palm when we consider its
remoteness from the seahoaid:
1 The Paiishe of St. Philips and St.
' iViehnoPs gain is 3211
' Darlington District 25.57
Pendleton District 1899
! The total increase of white inhabitants
dicing this period is 23,200, at the rate
of 2,320 each year?not so had for one of
the old thirteen States. The least increase
if-in St. Andiews paiish, twentynine.
Tlie great loss in population has heen
n inc loiinwing districts?unci Kinticld
Ins mndc a clear field of inhabitants, viz:
Fni field's loss 1088
Union do 937
Abbeville do 800
Georgetown do 504
The le ist loss has been in York District,
thirteen,? Char. Courier.
Drntc N.?It is siiid hv n nnnp.r nnli.
J " r"'l
lished in Missouri that Mr. Benton will
retire to private life, for several potent
reasons, which are compressed into brevity
Ninety piominent members of the
Lej^islnture, from i(Torent sections of the
State, hnvo avowed thomselvcs openly
Of the Judcres. numherintr twentv in
all, sixteen have committed themselves
against llcnton, and not one has j et pronounced
Of the Conffres>ional delegation throe
arc deadly against him?his collefiguo and
two representatives. One representative
has espoused Ins cause, and two are as
yet on the 'non-committnl platform.'
Of the Democratic press, ten pipers
are against him, six for hirn, and two neutral.
| A great majority of the county meeting*
which have hern held have gone
n gainst him decisively.
Mr. lionton is not likolv, mondi7.es the
j Metropolitan, to get a maj aity in any
one county in the State.
VtnoiNia.?According to an article in
the Winchester Virginian, the "Old Dominion"
is waking up from her lethargv.
On the southwest th? Lynchburg and
Tennessee Railroad is, to a considerable
estent, under contract. In the centre,
the James river nnd Kanawha Canal will
spoodilv tie oponed to Buchnnnn. The
Riqt\m .d nno D inville R nlrmd is rren*
emllv under contract; nnd n branch will
soon connect it with enterpiit-ing Petersburg.
Townvds the Blue Ridge, nt its
western terminus. nnd from the junction
to Riehmond, the Louisa company is
1 ?, ? * .. A J
pusmng i"" wo1 k, nru a contract atf ihh,?
000, *i<i 00. loss than the original cstimnt<',
hns been en'? red into for constructing
the tunnel til Rockfish Gap. The
Alexandria nnd Orange Railroad will soon
l>e rody fur leiting; in the same region
the ftippahanook slack water iinprovo- j
ment 1* completed, nnd not far to the j
north of it, Goose Greek is speedily to he
improved under plans nnd specifications
of Gon. McNeil, now ready. There are
many important turnpikes in the course of
construction. A plank road is about to ,
he made from the former place to Scots- 1
ville; unci there are several roads west 01
Winchester now heing graded, connecting
with the northwestern turnpike or
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.?Bait,
Another Btrird City.?At a meeting
of the New York Ethnological Society
last week, an interesting letter was read
from lion. E. G.Squier, our Charge des
Affairs at Guatamala. who lm?
c^.imcncod his- antiquarian researches
and forwarded several curious relics to
Washington. He gives an account of
the recent discovery of an ancient ciiv,
hu:ied beneath the forest about 150 miles
from Leon, which far surpvs.-es the ar
chiteetural wonders of Pulenque. Thorc
arc evidently hidden cities upon the,western
continent far exceeding in size and
the j^rnndeur of their monumeiits the revelations
of Ilerculaneum and Pompeii.
We anticipate, the Miner, the most ns
sounding diseoveiies fioni the ethnojogic;d
enthusiasm of Mr. ?qmer. The Indians
every when; receive him with the
utmost kindness, and their chiefs regard
him as a heaven-sent minister to protect
them from their Spanish oppressors.?
They are glad to assist him in liis investigations,
on the condition that lie will
bring no Spaniard into their villages, nor
communicate to the priesss the secrets
There was also read ?a curious letter
addressed to the President of the United
States from the last of the Peruvian In
ens, accompanied i>y ? letter oi Samuel
G. Arnold of Providence. Mr. A., who
has recently returned fion S-nth America!,
met will) the venerable Incn, who is
90 years old. lie gives a very graphic
account of his appearance, and relates the
affecting stoiy of the wrongs of his royal
n ee. He found the princely old piiest
sitting in the shadow of the Temple ol
the Sun, engaged in reading 7'ns.?-o?11
scene for a painter and a theme for a nov
The Tranced Child at Banff or.-?Readers
probably remember the story of the
littlo gii l nt Bangor, (Me.) who apparently
died of cholera, lint revived and said
she had been to Ileavon, where she saw
her mother, and where she was to gc
again on the following Sunday. Tin
r ngoi Whig of the 12th gives the sequel
On Sunday afternoon. Mr. Daniel Warren,
a very worthy, religious man, whe
lias hccn much among the cholera patients,
feeling, i erliaps, a little moved by
curiosity, called to see the little girl, and
addressing her cheerfully, told her that
she appeared better and would toon bt
well, and get out in a day or two.
Hut I'm goinir to mother again at foui
o'clock,', she quietlv and softly said.
'When, to-morrow ?'
M,. W.s>n,1/>r..r/lww1 ?^. ?
tention to hopeful prospects of recovery
hut the little sutlcer was f;ist sinking
nvf iv-the death rattle was heard and slu
soon ceased tohreath, her pulse stopped
and the fixedness of death was impressed
upon her beautiful eounti nance. &ht
w;is dead. Mr. Warren looked at tin
town clock, in the distance, from the window,
for there was no clock in the house
and it w is fonr o'clock.
WMln 1.5r.i (lw
singular coincidences in this case, ant
ahout halt an hour had passed new si^n:
of life appeared, and agtin the spiit o
the sweet gi?*l returned. She asked foi
water and said she was tire. \ and sunt
nwiv into a quiet sleep.
jSince then she ha-. \ ^en gradually re
covering, hut t he elder sister, who watch
ed her so tenderly and who would sowil
lingly hove accompanied her to live witl
her mot her in heaven, was the next d>?j
taken wiih the cholera and the following
day died and was buried.
The Kentucky Convention have left tin
discussion on slavery for a time, to ento
upon that of a more liberal system of frai
ehfao, nnd the vim ?' "A and ballot systerr
of vo'ing for Jurigea. Among the prop
o^iiions before the convention, is the elec
tinn ftf .InHifOi: fni* niifiil vnorc In' llio nci
pie, nnd another proposition is to giv<
the Legislature tho power to remov<
Judges without the usual forms of irnpecl
nient. for offences committed It. is nls<
proposed in this convention, that tl:e leg
nfaruro shidl not, ho permitted to chartei
hanks, not to meet oftencr than once ir
twoyoars, nor ho permUted to create f
Tea?-jThc definition of this word twe
hundred years ago was "A kind o
drink used in China, made of hearbes, spi
ceM,<fcr?d other comfortable things, ven
costlie; thoy d'inlt it wnmi, nnd with i
welcome their dearest guests und friends
fj "CiOUNITING VS. ATTENTION."
An old paper say s: Tim is a subject
which always important, is becoming peculi
irly so, and we design to call the atI
tuition of the attention of the young poo
pie occasionally, in hope of arresting an
alarming and destructive evil.
Young ladies are bound to fall in love
as soon as possible, and bound to be
bound to a partner for life, as soon as the
i.eecssarv nrxTuninnii?>s ??>in t>n
such us petting a lover, fascinating him
' thoroughly, hoing courted, having the
question popped, getting the wedding
gmnents in array, and invil-lipf fiiends to
see them p-etiilv married. The young
man is hound to he gallant and polite and
admi'-e wi'hout stint nil the prettv young
gi'ls known and unknown, to dofV the boa
ver, offer hi> mm, invite t>> vi<lt> pleasant
saun'er?in short, to ail and sundries, indeed
to show his devotion and gallantry
towards the sex, until some ench n'ress
iiirows ih'i" spoil around linn, niul ho sinks
.subdued, into a com non place, different,
: careless Roncdict.
I Now out of these things (/row <1 ilVicvilties.
A young man admires a pretty
girl, nnd must manifest it: he cannot help
doing so for the life of him The young
lady has a tender heart, reaching out
Ijke vine tendrils for something to cling
I to; she sees the admiration, is flattered,
I begins soon to love, expects some tender
avowal, and perhapr gets so far as to decide
that she will choose n white satin under
a thin gauze, at. the very m< m mt the
gallant that she loves, is popping the
1 (lliestion f<rood. nil! ^ to nnntV' ! mi.
i y-? ?' Y" / ",,x,w 7'V" ""
sol ton miles oft'. Now the difficulty
1 lies in not procisolv understanding the
difference between polite atten'ions and
' the tender manifestations of sighing and
' love. Admiring a beautiful girl, and
wishing to make a wife of her, are not always
the same; therefore, it is necessary
1 ! that a girl should bo. on the alert to di<j
cover to which class the attc lions paid
her bv a handsome and fashionable young
gentleman belong.? It is hard to draw
the exact line of separation between po!
lite attentions nnrl r1mvn>if?ht nnin'iin?
? " " j"
hut our great age and extensive expe!
t ienco have enabled us to observe enough
| to aid the young and artless in deciding
' the matter.
First then?If a young fellow greets
' you in a loud free, hearty voice?if he
knows precisely whereto put 1 is hat, or
' his hands?if lie stares straight in the
> eye with his own wide open?if he turns
" his back to speak to another?if he tells
you who made his coat?if he squeezes
' your hand?if he fails to be verv foolish
' in fifty wnvs every hour, then don't f i 11
! in love with him f?"?r the woild;he only
' ndmiris you, lei him say or do what he
r will. But if lie he merry wi'h every one
1 else, hut quiet with you?if lie he anxious
| to see that your tea is sweetened, and
your dear person well wrapped ?.p when
" you out in tlie cold; if he tJilf<? very
J low and never looks vou in the ove?if
' his cheeks me red or if lie he pale, and
* liis no--e bhedi, it is enough ; if he romps
with your sister, si^hs like a pair of hel'
lows, looks solemn when you are audrcn
sed by another irentlemnn. and in fact, in
' the most still, awl;wind, stupid, vet anxious
of your male fiiouds vou may go
> ahead and invoke the shaft of Cupid with
perfect safety, and make the poor fellow
j too happy f r his skin to hold him.
* An Anecoot Wki.i. Toi.n.?During
f the recent Rail Road Convention nt this
r place, towards the closing scene a re olu1
(ion was introduced by oneff our Anderson
friends, proposing that the Compnnv
" proceed to nurchnse land and erect work
' shops nt Anderson Vill-ige for the entire
' route. Various amendments wereoffer4
efl which out, down tho resolution mate1
ri-dlv. when Gen. Whitner arose, and
? with much grnvi'v remarked, these
amendments reminded him of an anecdo'e
related by I)r. Franklin of a certain
J John Brown, a hatter by trade, who der
siring to advertise, drew up an advortine1
ment as follow, "John Ilrown makeh end
1 sells hnls, for read// cash,"?hut before
" publi hitip if, he concluded to consult his
? t\: I.. QI.....S i i 1..: i
I'lriun, uinn>nivi 11. iu llllts IIO NllV^Vfl
him ;ostiikeout "'for roadv cash/ for"
said he "your patrons will soon learn
your terms." Brown thought tins well
enough, and meeting another, his counsel
was to "leave out 'makes,' for it is no
matter who makes them," and this whs
stricken out, and the advertisement then
read "John B' own sells hats." Presenting
it to a '4?'.'d in this fo>rn for his views,
he replied, "who in the name flea von
would -upposo that you gave hats nway,
* I would leave out 'sells hats, also,"
[ winch wna done, and the advercisement
* then rend simply, "John Brown."
f This anecdote was told in an ndml 'able
style, nnd never wns one more app'opri
r.tely thrown in to illustrate ft portion
, At the recital of it, the whole Convcn
lion was convulsed with laughter.?Abbeville
KNOWLEDGE OK TJIE BIBLE.
The emperor Theodosiu* wrote out the
whole New Testament with his own Innd,
;md rend some part of it every day. Tlioodosius
the Second dedicated a groat
a. r a\ ? - " '
p.u i 01 ine iu?(Mi to lho study <xf the
Srupturos. Ooor^e, p?--inee *r>f TniUsylvjini'i,
if-id over the Blhle n>*fr'tv-sevcn
time*. Alphonsus, kin^ of Arm^on, rend
the Scriptures over, together with ii large
commentary, fourteen times.
Sir Hon-y Wotten, after hi* customary
pnUlc devotions, used to retire to his
studv, and there spend some hours in
reading ?he Bihlc, Sir .Tof.n llnvop in
like meaner, amidst his other vocations,
made the T5ool< of Clod so much tiisMmlv,
(hilt it liiv before him night find dnv.
James Bnnnel, Ksq , made ihe Holy
r.riptu'-rs his constant nnd dnilv study;
he rend tW he meditnfed upon them,
he p'-.ived over ihem. M. De Itenty, a
Fjeneh noftlemnn. used to lead dnilv threo
ennpters of the Bible, with hi> head uncovered,
nnd on his bended knees.
L idv Frances Hobtrt read the. P<nltm
over twelve times a year, the New Testament
thrice nnd the Zither pirts of tho
Old Testament, on ~, Susannah, countess
of S-iffolk, for the l ist seven years of
her life, read the whole Bible over tv.ica
' ? i?..
I Dr. Gouge used to rend Iftcen chap(cvs
every day; five in the morning, fivo
after dinner, nnd five in tlit* evening, before
going to bed. Mr. Jeremhh NYhitlake
U'-'imllv read all the Epistles in the
Greek TV-timent twice every fortnight.
! Joshua IhnnPs i< sj>id to have read ft
snvdl pocket l>ihle, which lie u-ui illy carried
about with him, a hundred and
twenty times over.
Mr Rodger Cot on read the whole I3ihle
through 12 times a year.
The Rev. William Iiomaine. studied
nothing but the Rible for the Inst thirty
or forty yenrs of his life.
\ poor prisoner, beintr confined in a
dai s dungeon, had no li^ht, except for a
few moments when his food was brought
him: he used to take his IJil lc and rend
a chapter, sayinir, 'to could find liis
mouth in the dark, when he could not
Henry Willis, farmer, aged 81, devoted
every hour that could be spared from hi*
labour, dining the course of so Ions* ft
me, ro me devout ana serious piitiRM 01
the Holv ?SVt it,anes. He hud roml with
the most minute attention, nil the hooks
of (lie Old nnd New TVstnmont, eight
times over, nnd hnd proceeded as far an
the hook of Job i < his ninth rending,
when his meditations were terminated by
THE BLOOAf OF AGE.
A good woman never irrnws old.
Yenrsmnv pnss over her hen , Sntifbcnevolence
nnd virtne dwell in i<er henrt,
she i< as cheerful as when tl c ?piing
life first opened to her view. Wlien wo
loolc upon n food womnn, we never think
of her nge; she looks as dim ming ns when
i lie rose of voufh hloomed on her cheek.
That rose has not faded vet?it will nrvor
fade. In her fnmilv she is the life? and
delight. In her neighborhood she is the
friend and b nefactor. In the church,
the devout worshipper, and the exemplary
Ch'Hian. Who does not respect and
l/u'A tlin U'Anon xrliA Vine nocQO/1 hni* rlflVA
in nets of kindness nnd merev?who lias
horn the friend of mnn nnd God?wlio.se
whole life hns been ft scene of kindness
nnd love, a devotion to truth nnd religion?
Wo repent?sueh n woman cannot #row
old. She will nlwnys he fresh nnd buoyant
in spMts, nnd nctive in humble deeds
of mercy and benevolence. If the y?wn?y
lady desire to retain I ho bloom nn<l neauty
of youth, lot her lovo truth and virtue;
and to the olo^e of life she will retain
tho*e feelings which now make life Hppear
n garden of sweets ever fresh nnd
A Novri. Cask.?~In Fairfield district,
S. C. recently, a man nam d Tidwell, nnd
nn accomplice of the name of of Lawlion,
I were tried and convicted of abducting nnd
marrying ft vountr gitl of 13 years ofnge.
The defendant (Tidwwll) is a Hhocnmker,
and had been emploved as such in the
familvof the prosecutor, nnd it was supposed
b\- some, who heard the evidence,
that some provocation or offence giver by
Mr. Cran';field, ti e prosecutor nnd fftth -r
of the young girl, to one or both of the
defendants, was the motive of the abduc
The m irried mi^is to remnln in charge
of her father until tho ngo of sixteen it
n penrs thnt there is a ntntute in force in
'hi* S'nfe ng linst vonnflf girl* fcikin# upon
them elves the duties attendant on the
mmied atnte until they jujiveattbnt