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(From the Weio Orleans Delia.)
//owever people may differ with John
C. Calhoun, there is one quality univeisally
conceded to him, which renders him
pre-eminent among the great men of our i
nation?it is his moral couraok. In
this, none of our ?jrea* politicians can compare
with him. Thei c* is r.ot a particle of
the demagouge, the temporizer, or enmpromizcr
about him. He thinks for him
self, acts for himself, nnd assumes the rc- |
sponsibilit} for his opinions, nnd acts
without looking to the shifting views and
movements of party, or feeling the popular
pulse. One of the very deep thinkers
and elaborates students among our statesman,
his opinions arc always formed after
Cftreful, cautions examination, intense
study, and reflection. They are, too, no
closct opinions. The observing is as
largely developed as lbs reflective faculty,
in the extraordinary intellect of this
?rcat man. He is, indeed, more a stuent
of men than of books. lie derives
the chief material of bis thoughts from
the great, busy world, whose constant
movements he closely watches, as it
were, f. om a high and elevated point of
observation, unreached by the storms of
passion and mists of prejudice that enveloped
the struggling massesHaving
once formed and deeply ma
turcd bis opinions, John C. Calhoun never
pauses or hesitates to proclaim them,
regardless of consequences?patient of
present unpopularity, indifferent to detraction
and abuse; and awaiting, with
calm, philosophic resignation, the effect
of time, of reflection, of . mature thought
upon, the minds of the people. These
are^the characteristics which make John
C. Calhoun the truly great man of the
nation. Ilia enemies?even those who,
prompted by the petty fissions and narrow
views of the times, denounce him, as
no other man in this nation has heen denounce'1
concede him these qualities.
There is something of the truly sublime
the moral sublime?in the scene lately
presented in our Senate, on the occasion
of perhaps the !a*t exhibition which this
great man will ever give, of his tmnscend:int
qualities of the head and heart.
Having reached quilo an advanced age,
after a service of perhaps tho longest and
m VOf O H/l 1-1 ~ "
... <ot iuuuuu>i uj tiny ui uur Kuucsmcn,
Mr^C^lhoun attended the present session
or v)an^res3 with great reluctance, under
a physical debility which nothing but the
most pressing sense of duty could induce
him to overlook. He saw the storm was
gathering in our political horiz n, and
knew whore his post was in the hour of
peril. He once more abandoned the
calm enjoyment, the domestic pleasures,
and the ennobling studies of Fort Hill,
and rcpairrd to his scat at Washington,
among the Conscript Fathers of the Republic.
He had hardly, however, entered
upon the duties, when he was visited
with a painful and ^depressing diset?se,
which condemned him to his bed at the
-ery ti ne when his country needed his
counsel, and the great interest he represents
suffered from his absence. For
^omplime the country was filled with fear
and apprehension that the crrcat Senator
would not again appear in that assembly,
whose august di, .nty nnd exalted character
he had contributed so much to elevate.
There was painful rumors that the illustrious
statesman was rapidly hastening to
his grave, //is voi i could not be filled.
The debates in the Senate took an excited
turn. The South seemed without a head
or chief to marshal her forces. Tho delusive
word 'Compromise," hitherto so
pregnant with mischief to tho interest of
the South, began to mislead tho unroflec- I
tiujf.and frighten the timid. Affairs ap- |
... ^1 1 C * i 'ni n -1
pnj.u-.nuu ii icunui issue, i no ooutn appeared
as if she would be overwhelmed
by the combined treachery of her own
sons, echoing the false cry of disunion, and
by the fanaticism of the traitors of the
North. At this moment all eyes turned
towards the si:k of the great
i'Jicrehe lay, prostrate in
body, but with still active mind, revolving
the great matters which agitated the nation,
and with his big heart still throbing
with unfailing devotion to the right? to
which his whole life had beenconsecrr.ed
Soon do the exulting and braggart tones
of the invading North penetrate his sick
chamber. Arousing all his energies, and
for a moment, conquering the lastitude of
age, ana the debility ot protracted illness,
ho calls around him his friends, and raising
himself upon his couch, dictates to his
colleague the sentiments which he desires
to declarc to the Senate. SThat scene
strongly reminds us of the last dying moments
of the great Reformer, Calvin,
when he assembled arpundhis death-bed
his ns^ocuitea and followers, end with his
J:wt failing breath, and in accents broken
i>y me rapid inroads ot aoain, announces
to them his latest convictions and thot's
upon the great questions of salvation; a
scene which h?3 formed the subject of
ono of the finest historical paintings extant.
But fortunately the jGjreat southerner
did not die in the enunciation of his senti
menta. On the contrary, his system
seems to have been reanimated by tho
utterance of the thoughts that filled his
mind and ngtUt"d his soul. His strength
is somewhat restored. Like the Senators
of old I^omo. who, when they heard
liftt the northcri fba buriaus had invaded
the sacred hall of the Conscript Father*
betook themselves to tlioir ace ustomed
places, and there seated in their curule
chairs, and clad in their senatorial togas,
calmly awiled their fate, so our great
statesman resolves to attend in his sent,
and there abide the consequences of bis
devotion to thn orient
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life. The Senate hall is densely crowded.
Beauty brightened the galleries,
and the great intellects of the nation look
I on with breathless interest. The senaI
tors aro nil in their seats, with conn tenI
ances expressive of deep interest and
sympathy. The ordinary business of the
body passes unheeded, and then a deep
pause and a profound silence ensuo.
Presently the crowd in the lobbies is
seen in motion. It gives way, and
through the aisle is seen npproaohing a
venerable form, attenuate and worn to
the last degree, sustaining his tottering
steps upon the arms of two younger
men. There is but little of the pliysij
fical man left in that aged form. 1 lis
vbivC hair betokens extreme age?his
coJiuenancc wears visible signs of suffering
ami sickness, and his limbs hang
loosely together. But his bright eye
still flashes with wonted fire, and his
lips set elosely together with wonted
firmness. lie casts a loot. around him,
and seems moved, excited, aroused, by
the view of so much assembled wisdom
and intelligence. A murmur ngitutes the
assembly, and all eyes are turned towards
the aired figure. 'It islv' us
the whisper ,?hich pervaded tb >w.
and so it was, the great senator of the
South,?brought, like tho illustrious
Chatham, from the couch of sickness, to
raise his voice u^aiast the oppression and
juauuo ui uic mouier country towards
theso colonics,?appears on the scene of
his triumphs nnd his greatness, to hurl
defiance at tho traitors, disunionists, nnd
fanntics, who conspire to destroy the
rights of tho south, to overturn the constitution,
nnd make tho Union a curse
rather than a blessing.
Tho Senator is too weak to utter his
thoughts. lie sclectR as his organ a Son
atov of tho Old Dominion?that State
which has ever been foremost in dovotion
to tho Union, nnd tho rights of tho States.
His Sn?o/>li 10 vrtnA ?"'! ?1 ?:iI
|/vvvm ?o ivuu any JISIAJUUU VU Willi
breathless interest. In plain and emphatic
lMuiguage, he declares the truth,
that this Union can only be preserved by
a proper regard for the rights of all the
States; those rights existed previous to
the constitution, and must l>o preserved
under it; that this is a matter in which
there cannot and ought not to bo any com
promise; that the agitation will not cense
with the settlement of the present question;
that it will come up again to excite,
irritate, and disturb the relations of the
Suites and the peace of the Union. He
therefore, proposoa to amend the constitution
compact, by introducing into it
>.1 ?- '? * ^
new ciiiustw vo protect tne ?>outn against
tho continual invasions of the North; to
secuje its peace and quiet, and terminate
forever these ruinous agitations. If this
cannothedone.it would bo better for
these States peaceably to dissolve, rather
than continue perpetually embroiled and
hostile. 8uch are the sentiments proclaimed
by the great. Senator from Carolina,
under circumstances of the most
solemn and impressive' eha acter.
Once upon a time there lived a hermit,
who,' in a solitary cell, passed night and
day in the service of his God. Not far
from his retreat an humble shepherd tended
his flock. Happening ono day to
fall into a deep slumber, a robber carried
off his sheep. The owner of them, turning
a deaf ear to the excuse of his servant
ordered him to be put to death for his
negligence?a proceeding which gave
great oflencc to the hermit. "Oh, Heaven!"
he exclaimed, "the innocent sufl'cr
<v? . .. !
.no guut-y, <uKi yet is unavengea ny |
God! I will quit his service, and enter |
the giddy world once more." lie nccor- I
dingly left his hermitage; but the Al- j
mighty willed that ho should nut be lost
and an angel, in the form of tt man, was
sent to bear him company. Having made
each other's acquaintance they walked on 1
together towards a crowded city. They
entered it at nightfall, and entreated sheltcr
at tho house of a most noble captain.
He to>>k them in, gavo them a sumptuous
supper, and then conducted them to a
bedchamber decorated in the nighest
style of art. In the middle of tho night
the angel rose, and going stealthily to an
adjoining apartme. t, strangled the entertainer's
only child, who was sleeping in
his cradle there. The hermit was horrorstruck,
but durst not reprove his murderous
companion, who, though in human
form, exercised over him the influence of !
a Mipunur uuing. in me raornmg they
arose, and went on to another oily, where
they were hospisablv treated by one of
the principal inhabitants. 7'his porson
possessed, and greatly prized, a massive
golden cnp. In the night the angel stole
it. Again tho hermit hold his peace
through fear. On the morrow they continued
their journey, and having met a
pilgrim on the bridge, the angel requested
him to become their guide. lie consentrd,
but had not gone many yards
with thembeforo the angel seized him by
the shoulders nnd burled him in the
stream below, The hermit now came
nmmmmmamm ??aJ L ' imw<*
to (lie con ision that his companion was ]
n devil, hi longed for nn opportunity of f
leaving lii socretcly. ./Is the vesper s
bell was r ring they reached the third t!
city, and gain sought shelter; but the ii
burgess t* whom they applied was a | 1
churl, niH|vould not admit them into his !
j house. A said, however, that if they j
( 'iked, thewnight sleep in the pig-stye. ,
! Not being ate to procure a better lodg- ,
ir. j, (hey did and in the morning their
surly host rQcevC'l, as bis remuneration (
the purloined goHet. The hermit now
thought the angel\was a madman, and
told bim they mustWt.
"Not until I havdexplained my conduct,"
said the ange| "Listen, and then
go thy way. 1 havi been sent to unfold
to thee the myste es of Providence.)
When thou wast in nine hermitage, the
owner of a flock unjitly put his slave to
death, and by so do g moved thy wrath;
but the shepherd, b ng the victim of ignorance
and precipiiVte anger, will enjoy '
eternal bliss, whilst ^he master will not
enter heaven until hcW been tormented
by remorse on earth, ;lyd purified by fire
1 ill niifniilftw T "* ? -? -* J *' 1 1 *
, ... J . I miiiiiuru lllC Chilli OI
our first host, because before his son's
birth, he performed ma^y works of mercy,
but afterwards grew covetous in order
to enrich his heir. God in Ilis love
! is sometimes forced to chastise, and beneath
ilic tears of the sorrowing parent |
his piety will spring Again. 1 stole the
cup of our second host, bccause when the
wine smiled brightly in it, it tempted him
to sin. 1 cost the pilgrim into the water
because God willed to reward his former
faith with everlasting happiness, but
knew that if lie lingered any longer here
t.?l 1- - ~L 1 ? V 'i. ? ...
u^iuiy uu Houiu dc guilty oi a mortal sin.
And lastly, I repaid the niggcred hospitality
of our third host with such a bounteous
boon, to teach him for the future to
be more generous. Henceforth, therefore,
put u seal upon thy presumptuous
lips, and condemn not the All-wise in thy
mole-eyed folly." The hermit, hearing j
this fell at the angel's feet, and pleaded ,
earnestly for pardon. He received it, !
and returned to his hermitage, wh? ? he j
lived for many years a pattern of L.imili- '
ty and faith, and at length sweetly fell ,
asleep in Christ.
jprom ift.e JVewberry Sentinel.
"A scene between Peter Cnrnes, more
properly. called John Peter Carries, a well
known lawyer of that day, and Ju go1
Mason, in Court, is worth recording. It j
was at Juno or July term, C'arnes made j
his appearance in his shirt sleeves. Judge
Mayson, wfio was a (Scotchman, said to
him, "Mr. Oarncs, the Coort don't know 1
you!" "llumph," said Carnes, "Don't (
know me hal" Turning upon his heel, i
and walking out of Court, he puschased :
a blanket, and cutting a hole in it, he j
thrust his head through, and drawing it j
around him, walked him, and walked into ,
the Court room, and presenting himself j
to their Worships, he demanded, "Does;
the Court know me now?" Tlie effect \
may be imagined?an universal laugh ex
cused the contcmpt. Carnes' argument
was, that although the rule of Court re- 1
quired a lawyer to wear a gown, it had ;
not prescribed the color, and therefore j
the blanket was ft sufficient gown!
One of Judge jt/ny son's judgments is !
remembered. It was characteristic of the j
man and of the Court. The case was as- J
sault and battery. Timothy Goodman vs. j 1
John Tune. Goodm; n was celebrated for 1
card playing, arid Tunc as a bully. Good ]
man, it appeared, cheated Tune at cards, j
and he whipped him. J/ayson, for him- ?'
self and his brethren, said "as Mr. Good- 1
man was a carder, and . .r. Tuno ? , *
er, the judgment of the Court was, that j
, c-iicn party snouia pay lus own costs and ,
- go without delay."
j (?avnes and Shaw Tore rival lawvers, !
I at the County court Bar1 of Newberry? >
C;::':h?s vas a very largo man??S'luiw a ;
very small one. L:ui-n was remarkable , ^
for his wit and good humor?Shaw for
his pride and petulance. The latter when ;
irritated, could make no argument. On
one occasion, a case of some consequence, ! j
Carnes had made t'?e opening speech, i
and sat down. Shaw arose and com men- i
ced his argument, alongside of Carncs.
When standing, thelappel of the coat of t
the former was '.us*, ovon with dmi ?-.< ti,n
latter. Large buttons* find fttrnight-breast | ?
ed coats were then the rage. Comes butr (
toned a button or two of Whawr's into bis, n
snatched up lji: hat, jumped up in a J
great hurry, aud walked to the door, j
dragging, apjxtfently without noticing it,
poor Shaw afuvhim. At tlic door, lie
affected to have discovered it, and looking
down at him, with apparent surprise,
ho exclaimed, Brother popcorn, what,
mischievous rascal hitched you to me?"
The ruse had the effect intended, Shaw 1
when released wis so enraged he oouJd
not make his speech. j >
Games' commejv o*: Robert Starks'!
first speech in an assault and battery case <
at Newberry, and Starks' praotical re- r
i)] v nrft inn irnnrl (a Kf. lnoi M,.:11 i
?.v ov iuoVi J.1UHIH3I |
Starks* exterior nor spcech had impressed |
Games **ith any favorable notion of his j
learning or talent. He said to i.he judges c
he did not l>elievc the young gentleman : t
| knew what an assault and battery wan. | <
Starks was instantly on Jiis feet, ?haking
his fi?tin Carnes' nice, he said, 'that is
an assault,'and drawing back, andstri
dng liim a full blow in tho face with bis
ist, sufficient lo have felled nn ox, be
aid, "there is battery." Cnrnes sat
[own, rubbing his forehead, and exclaimng,
"I did not think the fellow had so
nuch sense!"
AT T. persons having demands against
lie Estate of Elizabeth Stribling, dee'd.
vill hand them in legally attested, and
hose indebted must make payment.
T. M. Striblinif, ) ...
o o, -u' r Aum rs
M. S. Stnbling. J
Jan. 10, i860. 85 3m.
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Take this method of informing their
friends and the public generally, that
they still continue the Warehouse nnd
uommission business in this place and
Augusta, Ga., where 'hey offer their services
to Receive, Si our. .^n sei.l Cotton,
Flock, Bacon, &t\, Receive and Fonwaud
Merchandise, Ikv Goods, i-oit
Plantkks oh Merchants.
Their Warehouse in Augusta is on
McT tosh-street, in the centre of (lie Cotton
Their Warehouse in this place is safe
from water and isolated, therefore not
ftxnosi'fl In f>r?>
As tliey will be constantly at their
post, promoting the interest of their
friends (which they arc aware will add to
their own.) They solicit and hope to
merit and receive a full slmrc of that liberal
patronage heretofore bestowed, and,
for which they now return thanks.
Liberal cash advances will be made,
when required, on any produce in store.
Hamburg, Sept.; 1st, j849. 18
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nml more than 700 tunes?Psalms and
Hymn Tunes, Odes nnd Anthems, Sun,
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is a Southern man in birtli and education,
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Day School for clr.ldrcn, the Singing
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Meeting, the proud gala-days of our Republic,
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Inquire of the Booksellers and Country
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Teachers who will travel and sell this
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March 2. 41 1m.
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Af ,>tr TO 1 O.I A l i > *
1UIIJ iO, lOiu. ) 1 LI . ,
lenry WhiUnire, ) Dec. in AttnchnnidlfS
vs. V K. M. Keith r
Fohn Bishop. ) Pl'ffs Att'y. .
The Plaintiff having this dny filed hii
leclnrntion in mv office, and tho defend
int having neither wife nor attornoy j
mown to be in this State,?On motion;'
It is ordered, that the defendant do appear,
and plead or demur to the wiid de larrtion,
within a year and a day from
his date, or Judgment will be entered by
W. L. KEITH, c. c. r.
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May 10,1840. f 1
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ltev. Jolin Owens Jeremiah l'rater
Wntfon C. Roe Daniel Whittnlre
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