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KEOWEE COURIER.
" TO THINK OWN BELK HE TRUE, AND IT MUST FOLLOW, A8 THE NH1IIT TIIH DAY, TIIOU CAN'BT NOT THEN BE FAL9B TO ANT MAN."
VOL. 1. PICKENS COURT HOUSE, S. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1850. NQ W
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KJEOWEE COIJKIKK,
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vacb continued insertion. Liberal deductions
made to those advertising by the your.
All Communications should bo addressed
to the Publisher post paid.
Katharine of Russia.
Dark and dreadful was the night of the
26th of November, 1G80, and heavily
f,.11 ?- <1-1 I---* J?1 -i'
tun tin) ouu iiiiives; uui iitirivcr wore llic
prospects, and heavier was the heart of
the poor j.ivonian, as lie reached (he
skirts of the dense forest surrounding the
town of J/arienburg. Misfortune had
compelled the indignant peasant to sever
the endearing relations that bound him
to his native village, to bid a final adieu
to the scenes of his early days, to abandon
his favorite haunts of sisred memory,
and seek among strangers that which
was denied him in t e midst of his
friends.
Accompanied by his first born, a
fiprijrhtly youth of fourteen, and bearing
in Ins weary arms a tender infant, the
express image of her whom lie had lately
consigned to the silent tomb; he hid
well nigh completed a faithful journey
through a black and inhospitable region.
A violent storm of snow and wind (peculiar
to that drear country) fiercely
raged, bearing destruction and desolation
in its progress, and producing terror
in the minus of the unsheltered wanderers.
Overcome by the severity of the
cold, and unable longer to sustain his
precious charge, he carefully deposited
it upon a bed of snow, and went in quest
of assistance and a kind retreat from the
howling storm. But he returned not
again. The ear y dawn had discovered
a frozen corpsc to the astonished tenants
of an obscure cottage in the outskirts of
the quiet yiIIh^c.
"Great Goa? what do I hear?" ejaculated
tho pious minister, /SkovrousVi, as
its subdued cries of distress, falling upon
his o.'iger ear, during a temporary cessation
of the storm, attracted his attention
to the frozen embankment upon which
rested the deserted infant, lie hesitated
not to reflect upon the cruel misfortune
that had bereft the infant of parental
protection; nor did he wasto time in the
fruitless endeavor of discovering those
who had abandoned their ofl'spring to the
pcltings of tlie storm. But contcnt to
acknowledge the mysterious agency of
Him who aoeth nil things well, and
'heareth the young ravens when they
try,* he fled With winged footsteps to its
rescue. Wrapping it in his ample cloak,
lie hastened to reach his humble home,
that ho might minister to its relief ere
the spirit had fled to that undiscovered
country frcm whose bourne no traveller
return. Arrived at the peaceful cot, he
consigned his tender charge to the care
of his kindhearted housekeeper and
agnin sallied forth in search of other objects
for his bencvolence. He had not
proceeded far beforo his attention was
called to the melancholy scene before
noticed.
Papers were found upon tlvc Unfoi tunate
stranger which induccd the good
minister to believe that ho was the parent
of the infant which lie rcscucd from
the pitiless elements of the night before;
and no sooner was he impressed with the
idea, than the resolution was tiiken to
adopt the tenoer babe a.: his own daughter,
and bring it up in the path of duty,
nnd in the nurture and admonition of tho
Lord. Ordering that the last tribute of
respect bo paid to tho remains according
to the rites of tho Greok Church, ho took
o.liArsrft r\f il? nftW.ts. fnr tlin honofif. r\f lii?
youthful protege.
Years passed away, and under the
affectionate care ntul protection of the
good pafttornnd his benevolent, companion,
Katharine, (for such she was named
by her foster parents) increased not only
in porional beauty and loveliness, but as
she grew in years, dovoloped those peculiiii'
nvanuanrl dunnaltlnna u/liinli LmnmA
nn amiablo and grateful daughter, ylnd
Boon she wa? ,enab!od, by assiduous attention
to the wanta of their declining
yoare, -to testify her appreciation of their
8clf-sucriticin? devotion to her youthful
days.
The Czar of of Russia, not conlcnt
wilh his widely extended dominions, and
desirous of the conqucst and annexation
of the province of Livonia, had already
marched his forces upon its chief city.
Katharine had attained her thirteenth
year when his formidable cannon an
iiuuuccu iu ino moil* nsive innaoHanis i no
! bombardment of their quiet town. With
! a view to her safety, she was separated
from the aged pastor and sent to his sisi
ter Alexia. The patriotic Skovrouski remained
to assist in the defence of his native
city. Hut the efforts of the beseigcd
proved fruitless, and they were compelled
to surrender captives of war and
subjects of the Emperor of Russia.
j lie immuiaung news spread like light
ning, and no sooner did it reach the ea
ger cars of Katharine than she determined
to return and share the fate of her
benefactor.
The rln.sky shades >. f evening were
; just closing in as a horse, reeking with
I foam, and almost icady to sink from cxhaus'ion,
re ched the border of the wood
nearest the gates of J/aricnlnirg* Emerging
from the shade of the trees, its proi
gress was suddenly aire ted by a soldier
c/'ivMUf llui IIM/1 i ii/1/ilt*
'Where lire you going?'
'What is that to you?' was the percmtory
reply, 'fain in haste, and pray you
allow me to pass unmolested''
'impossible!' rcpiidd the sentinel, 'thou
! art a Livonian, and now Livonia, belongs
1 this day to Peter 1. of Russia You are,
therefore, my prisoner, and must be conducted
to our General.' Arrived at the
general's tout, she threw herself nt his
feet, and demanded the privilege of
seeking Iter protector among the slain.
Moved at the sight of her youth, and astonished
at her courage, the general
granted her request on condition of her
returning to hiiu when she had completed
her search.
The niglit was dismal, and the undertaking
a fearful one, but the difficulties
daunted not the resolute Katharine. <She
soon enme upon a field covered with the
unequal contest, while the groans and
cries of anguish told that many still survived
the slaughter.
Intent alone upon discovering her
more than father, she did not discover
the presence of a yo mg (/ossack officer,
who, struck with her charms, and admiring
her boldness, had accompanied her
to the gory field.
'The evening air is chilling, and this is
no place for women: nrav -return, and
; leave mo to seek your wounded kinsman.'
Astonished at the sound of a human
voice, she turned and recognised in the
stranger the sentinel who had impeded
her progress without the city walls.
| Refusing his generous ofter, she pcrmit,
ted him to aid in her errand of mercy and
love.
Long and tedious was the search, hul
unavailing, and at early dawn they returned
to the city, having failed to find
( the remains of the good old minister.
Katharine religiously kept her word,
i and surrendering herself a prisoner ol
war, demanded the protection of the noble
w?n?rnl.
o
Bereft of licr preserver and benefactor^
she was now alone in the worM, and
young, with premise of long life, there
were no tics to bind her to earth, and she
longed to join licr pious and devoted
I guardhn. A prisoner, she was treated
with marked courtesy and respect by the
gcneral-in chief, who ordered her well
1 furnished apartments and every attention
to Iter comfort and pleasure. She received
many kindnesses from the youthful
Oossack, who at length became enamored
with her charms-, and proved the
strength of h's attachment by procuring
her release from confinement, upon parole
of honor, and personal security for l?er
safety, llis assiduous attention to her
wants, and earliest efforts in her behalf
were not without reward; for she soon
enmo to regard him as as her hope, her
refuge, and lord of her affection*.
The General and the young officer,
who appeared from his dress to ho but a
' simple lieutenant, wero the only occu?
4 1 rr-.i
I m 111.-I UI I/I1U IVIll;, illlil lYtlt/llllMIIU WHHIMTIployed
in superintending their domestic
1 affairs. One day as she was cngnged in
I serving their customnry mral, tiicir con^
I versation turned upon the merits of their
! fair mnid, and tha j-ouig officer addressing
the former in tones laudatory of her
courage and beauty, concluded with tho
inquiry?
'General, will you sell your prisoner?'
'And what will y. u do with her?'
'What say you, Katharine?' added he,
turning to the blushing damsel.
//or hesitating response was 'I would
rather be the wile of a soldier than tho
wife of ?. great general.'
'Bravely spoken!?from this moment
you arc mine/ lie rejoined; 'but we must
| obtain the permission of the Czar. I will
go immediately to the Emperor's tent,
and rcccivc his sanction to our tinion.
Remain here, wliilc I seek an audicnce of
our majesty.'
In a few momenta a young lieutenant,
advancing to the General's tent, said?
'The Czar, Peter, commands thy presence
of Madame Katherine.'
With a quick, though trembling step,
she followed, and on entering the magni
ficent tent, discovered a throng of officers
surrounding one who was seated,
otwl ol\n no ltni* 11 ffiOiinnrl
? uwui sin- ii;w^iii3v;u no ii^i (mii<uib^u
liusbnnd.
' IKlierc is the Emperor?' demanded
Katharine of her conductor.
'There!' peplied he, pointing to the
1 soldier who was seated.
'That is my husband.'
'He is thy husband, and Czar of Russia
likewise,' broke oun the Emperor (for
it whs he) nnd presenting her to his
officers, bade them ack nowTcdge the hum
ble Katharine as tho future Empress of
Russia.
LAMARTINE ON ATHEISM.
A little pamphlet, under this title, trans1.1.1
r. ii i e t i! . i
laieu irom me r rcncn 01 ijamarune, nns
, been published by Messrs. Philips, Sampson
?fe Co. It is well worthy a wide circulation.
Lamartinc disclaims the charge
frequently brought against him of holding
to the dim doctrines of the Pantheists.
"Pantheism," he says, "which I have always
scorned ns a contradiction and as a
laicnl.Am,, yn,A,?l.lnc
ui(KJjiuvilljry I \ OVII1 U1VO UIHII VIJ vltvs I VtloUlI"
ing of the man who would say, 'I sec an
innumerable number of rays, thorefore
here is no sun.' " A very happj illustra;
tion that!
F. emising that his belief in God is not
that vague, confused, indefinite, shadowy
sentiment, which compels one to see n
cause, because there are certain effects?
"an evidence not reasonable, not religious,
not.perfect, not meritorious, but like the
material evidence of light which enter?
Alii' Atr/lO iif a At%An l1\ ai\^ I #1 a
vui \*j n IIV;II uu upuii tiiuiu IU uiu u?jr
?ho admits that, although faith in its
rudiments, may procccd from the first instinct,
yet, in proportion ns intelligence
envelopes itsclt, it goes from knowledge
to knowledge, from conclusion to conclusion,
from light to light, from sentiment
to sentiment, infinitely farther and J higliei
j in the idea of God; "It does not see hirr
| with the eyes of the body, because the
Innnite is not visible by a narrow windov
| of flesh, pierced in the fiontal bone of ai
insect called man, but it sees Him with i
thousand times more ccrtainty, by tin
. spirit, that immaterial eye of the soul
; which nothing blinds."
| But God is not a mere idea, a notion
an evidence. He is a law?the living
the supreme, the universal, the ctcrna
law. "Becausc God is a law on high, In
j is a duty on the earth, and when mm
; says, "I believe in God," he says, at tin
same time, "I believe in my duty toward
: man." God is a government* From th!
jjtiirmnine proceeas 10 specny ine uune
resulting from this belief, ono of whicl
duties is that towards society. He thei
' analyzes the social system, and arrives n
the broad conclusion that "To lovo th<
people it is necessary to believe in God.'
"Wherefores atheism in the people is th<
: most invincible obstacle to the establish
i ment and consolidation of that subline
i fo m of government, the idol of all aj?ea
the tendency of of all perfect civilization
the draam of every sage, the model of nl
' great souls?the government of tiro en tin
people by the reason and conscience o
; each citizen?otherwise called the repub
j lie."
A rmtinn. hn cnnfnnds wIiaw pncli (>iji
sen thinks onlv of his own private wellj
being here below, and sacrifices constant
| ly the general good to his personal nnti
| narrow interest?a people having no Got!
but its selfishness, no judge but interest
no conscience but cupidity, will fall, in *
! short time, into complete destruction, and
be incupabte of a republican government,
j because it caats aside tha government ol
God himself, will rush headlong into the
1 government of tho brute, the government
| of the strongest, the despotism of the
| sword, the divinity of the cannon?the
1 lost resort of anarchy, which is at once
the remedy and the death of nations
without God "
"But that people wlach foi^ets God
forgets itself. What right has it to be a
: puopie u u navonouisorimnanu nope in
. Him? How enn tho men of any nation cx!
poet tyrants to remember and respcct its
' destiny, if they themselves debase this
| destinv to that of a machine with ten nugers,
destined to weave the greatest possible
number of yards of oloth in seventy
' years, to people as many hundred acres
as possible with creatures as much to bo
pitied and as miserable as themselves, and
[ to serve, from generation, to generation,
! as human manure for the land, to fertile
the sojl of their birth, tbeir Ufo> a?d
their graves? How can the moral spiritualism
of a people long resist such theories?
Whore can they find God in this workshop
of matter?
* ??If you wish that this revolution
should not have the same end, beware
of abject Materialism, degrading
Sensualism, gross Socialism, of besotted
Communism; of a), those doctrines of flesh
and blood, of meat and drink nf
and thirst, of wages nnd traffic, winch
these corruptors of the soul of the peoplo
preach to you, exclusively, as the sole
thought, the sole hope, as the only duty
and the only end of man! They will soon
mako you slaves of ease, serfs of your
desires.
"Seek God, then. This is your nature
and your grandeur. And do not seek
him in these Materialisms! for God is not
below?He is on high!
"Lamartikk,
.-'17,...w....^ ?<"?i? t??>- ??
IWiJII VvJCIIKlllTC \Jk viiV 1 wpic.
These nre great truths; and nowhere
should they sink deeper into the hearts of
the people than sn republican j*mcT~icri.
[Boston Transcrijrt.
Soutturn Colony in California.? Tlie
following appears in the advertising columns
of the Missiseippinn:
"California?The Southern Slave Colony.?Citizens
of the <Slf(vo (States desirous
of emigrating to California with their
slave property are requeisted to send their
names, number of slaves, and period of
contemplated departure, to tho address of
"Southern Slave Colony," Jackson, .Mississippi.
i "All letters, to meet with attention,
must be pestpaid.
"It is the desire of the friends of this
, enterprise to settle in the richest mining
and agricultural portions of California,
?.l A ll ? * * %
k ituu iu iwcuro tno unmicrrupiea enjoy.
mcnt of slave property. It is estimated
, that by the first of May next, the mem>
bers of the Siave Colonv will amount to
( about five thousand. 7 h mode of effiec'
ting organization, ?kc., will be privately
transmitted to actual members."
. The Yankee Wife.?General i/errera,
> a chivaliic Mexican, travelling at the
. North the past summer with his bcautil
ful New England wife, who was once an
r operative in the Lowell Mills. He is dei
scribed as a tall, finely moulded specimen
of the Mexico-Spanish gentleman. His
T mouth and chin are buried in a profuse
i blending of moustache and whiskers,
x while beneath a smooth and jutting fore?
head, a pair of dark and singularly winning
eyes constitute the most expressive
feature of his handsome face. Ills complexion
is a deej) southern, und in repose
his countenancc is slightly melancholy.
1 He is now on a visit to tho native cot of
Q his wifo> that nestles like a gem in a wild
r, and beautiful valley, lying in tire shadow
q of the White Mountains*
s _ _
3 The Hope Dancer.?It is in the hums
Mer classes of society* that the most beau1
tiful sparks of virtue often shine. A lire
^ broke out in n ho^se nt ^lleneois the
t flumes of which made rapid progress, and
5 produced dreadful ravages. An entire
? family Was saved by an unknown matt
n who scaled the walls with a wonderful
. agility, treading with dexterity the burn5
ing beams, and who, from an abyss of
Circs extricated victim after victim, in tfio
midst of acclamations from the spectators.
? /fti w *
1 jr nw man was Joseph flcdgo> who eiB
crcised tho humble profession of a ropef
dancer; and it was the agility and dexter.
Uy developed by his occupation, that enabled
him to sav i a whole family, by ventlirinrr
nn nnrmtv tiiul mnninn o.n.fnnAii
? Vlf l*tlVk I1I\/TH^ OUI1 Ht/lyUj iu
. snatch them from tho flames. 'Die com*
. pany to which the worthy Pledge belon[
ged, wero preparing to quit Alencon, but
I ! their departure was delayed, to give him
I a benefit. The theatre was crowded in
[1 every part, and thunders of applause
I greeted the courageous rope dancer> who,
i covered with burns and bruises, endcav\
ored to merit the enthusiasm by which he
(! was overwhelmed. When the receipts,
;! which were considerable, were handed to
,1 )um> Joseph Pledge presented the whole
,' amount to the family he had saved.
,1 "Theso poor people, said he, "are ruined;
i what good shall 1 have done to have
; save! them from the flames, if I leave
them to the horrors of starvation?"
I The authorities vnve a medal of honor
to tho brave man who hod displayed so
1 much humanity, devotion, and virtue.
W. W. Oatcs, Esq., lias juht returned
, from Havana, in the Isabel. He went
out in quest of Mr. Bulloch, the nbscon1
ding Cashier ot the Hail Road Bank, but
! as wus anticipated, has returned, without
having discovered any trace of him.
j Mr. Oates informs us there is anv number
of fugitives from justice at Havana,
j who stalk about the streets and public j
places as if they had nevor violated the
laws of their country. Of this claw, In iv
Mr. Simpson, about 18 years of age, \ilw\
is charged with poisoning hor husband
somewhere in North Carolina, and a Mr.
Carter, who was charged with Jobbing
tho Brookly or sonic other Hank near
New York, of which he wag i;r. officer.--;
a. _ # n if*
oavatmaii iwpuuucatt,..
jTIIE OLD CLOCK IN" TUE HALL.
It Htantls in a corn?r of the room;
Behind the door in (he shade and gloom,
In s heavy and antique cimc,
Rich mahogany, maple and oak,
Battered and scratched, and dim with *mokc?
And the hands are bent <>n the face)
Tlie knob and hinge? arc red with rust,
j The top o' th' moulding'h covered with dust,
I The panncln are yellow with fttain*,
| And a raggged weh like like a tattered pall'
nuns iixmi ita side to the wmbrc wall,
And over the window pane#.
i The pendulum swings, the wheels go round,
i Making n dull monotutious sound,
> As the vanishing momenta fleet;
A 'tick' like the falling grains of wind,
As if time wn? pouring out of liia hand
The dust of years at hit* feet!
Yearn have vanished? -fonmtten v?nn?
With all their Horrors #nd sins and teure,
And left tlicir marke in the hull;-?
Tho old have died, the yonng grown old?
Generations have gone to mould,
And the clock survives them all.
Beautiful girls have watched the hour*,
Knitting at btands, or working flowers,
In frames of "broidery fine?
And mormng*, the. young folks playing late,
Wishing the moments fettered to'cight,'
For the acliool began at 'nine!'
Mothers, with sons in distant lands,
Sorrowing, chid it* lardy hands,
And dreamed of the meoting/lear?
And wives, whot*c husbands returned A4 night
Marked tho time in the fading light,
! And listened for footsteps nonrl
Blushing brides, at their toilet* gay-,
In snowy robes on the happy day,
Have waited the hour to wed:
And ?ick folks tossing on beds of pain,
Gazed at the clock again and again,
And watched beside the dead!
But years have voniwhed, and others fill
Their place, and the old clock Btandeth still'
1 Ticking as in its prime:?
Summer and winter, day and night,
A eextoo chiming the hours' flight,
Tolling the kncli of Timet
i ______
FURTHER HY THK ViAHAm
NKW YORK, March '23.
The result of the elections in Franco*
was not known on Thursday. The Government
has established a censorship onforeign
books brought to France. A cor
vette has sailed for Lapland. The menaces
of Prussia on tho Swiss Contonmentsj
have been renewed; but as Austria end
rimibC iiUfQIIUCHCrCU, UUMllIlg serious M'
apprehended.
Denmark and the Dl'tciiiks.?Tha
| report gains ground that the nrmistice w
to bo prolonged. It is currently reported!
; that Denmark has concluded a private
j treaty with Prussia, by which the latter
is to have Bohfu for it# support should
I hostilities exist with SohleswigI
'P.Tovotr O..I*
Iaviwv iki,?-Auc vuiwu piupiwua nun
the refugees should be detained in vlsU
j Minor for a period not exceeding oner
I year?Kossuth nnd others not to be removed.
Fears are entertained at Kaplos that
Admiral barker v/ill pay his respects to>
the Neopolitans as soon as he leaves the
Greek coast. Similar apprehensions arc
entertained at J/adrid.
There arc no indications of a speedy
! return of his Holinnas. tlift Pnni*
Austria and Hungary.? Hie Vlenj
nn Journal states that intelligence ha*
i been received from Transylvania, to the
! effect that the Russians were assembling
| in considerable numbers at the detiltr
Gerts, with the intention of occupying
Transylvania, so as to allow the Austrian
troops to pass through it to Italy aud the
German frontiers.
Tnv. Univbrsk in Motion.?Could
our vision be made so acute as to view
the progress of nature for one year, at a
1 single glunce, we should behold no repose
in the heavens, and the earth. This globn
and ton thousand story hosts, would appear
before us, rushing like steedt) on dif
i lerent courses. we would be enabled , to
look into an humble grain of wheat stirring
itself in the bosom of the earth, then
rearing itu head, and anon wearing agolden
crown, when its course was run. The
flowers would appear to us moveing upwards
from the grassy turf, then dancing
In i Via Kmava o?/1 aw'vx 1
w viiv vivv.w) rtiau i1iiu1i {? /*) *,|v?7
perfumes abrod upon the gale.
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