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Tliero is fto death ! The stars go down
To rft? upon sonto fairer shore ;
?nd brigiit in Heaven's jeweled crown
They shine forever more.
Talero is no death ! The dust wo tread
Shall ohango.beneath the sumn&r showers,
* To goldeu grain or mellow fruit,
Or rainbow tinted flowers.
The granito rocks disorganize, . *
< Tq feed the'hungry moss they bear;
Tho forest leaves drink daily life,
Fr^in out tho viewless *air.
*' There is,no death ! The loaves may fall,
Tho flowers may fade and pass awa3'?
They only wait through wintry hours,
. The coining of tile May. \
There is no death !! An angel form v
Walks o'er tho'earth with silent tread?
"lie-bears our best loved things, away,
And then wo call them ?' dead."
lie leaves our hearts all desolate?
. II? plucks our fairest, sweetest flowers ; *
Transported into bliss, thoy now
Adorn immortal bowers.
.Tho bird-like voioe, whoso joyous tones.
Made glad this scene of sin and strife,
, Sings now ? everlasting Song,
Amid the tree of life.
.And where ho socs a smilo too bright, p
Or hearts too puro for taint and vice,
Ho bears it to that world of light,
To dwell in Paradise.
tW??rTnntrOnnyiji^irro'rt . ^ ^.
1 They leave us. but to Come agnui !
with joy wo welcome* them?the samo,
Except in sin and puin.
And over near us, though.unsecn,
Tho dear immortat'ft'pirits Jrcad;
Fer all the boundless universe
Is.tife?there are no deadf
Messrs. Editors Charleston Courier: You
will please publish the enclosed valuable coiu
juuwieatiou, and in so doing you will confer a
benefit on tbc State, and I hope draw the at
tenttoij^of ' tho -Legislature to the importance
of the subject of Foreign immigration. '
li. ?. Pkuuv.
CoLUMhiA, Sept. 10, 1805'.
To J?U Excellency li. E'. Perry, Provis
y>na?\Gooern?r of South Carolina :
?Ikspkctkd Sui : I had thought that it
would have been of advantage to South Caro
lina, under present circumstances, to mh'ke
p?me . publ?o Act for the encouragement ot
immigration, and .to'appoint a public officer
to sSjjerintend tho ?ame, to protect the immi
grant' against fraud and imposition, and to nd
vise, 'direct and assist him in tho choice ot
lands, and to perform such other duties ?ri
miglit bo imposed upon him by tho Executive
in the furtherance of the above objects. Xyc:?sc
pardon me then for addressing you on the
matter. . 1
The present labor system of the Stato has
received^such a shook, from which, under or
dinary.i?irqumstanoes, it will take years to re
cover. Our lands in great measuVo will be
idlo) our,prodpcc will be .merely nominal, mid
tho population,;which heretofore has boon the
main reliance'tor our exports, instead of bcinp
'a Source" of income and prosperity, will bo
very .heavy burden and an additional causo o?
adversity. I may possibly bo mistaken in
these, siiruiis?i, and T. ,wpuld be glad(if it
ahou?d be so;* but it will be Wise, neverthe
less, totajcesuoh steps as wffl most iMroJy con
tribute to our speedy roebvery from the terri
ble fjfteets Of opr deplorable late ? revolution.
. I ttiink tho immigration to and. eottlotn.ont
nmou?stus of industrious and frugal fpro.ign
or? Will be of grertt value to us. '
Millions of the'good and industrious people
of Iroland havValre?dy left their old ''pomeri
and settled in jtho United'Statos. Othor mil
lions of industrious,, frugal find ordcrlyspcople
t havo. quitted Germany arid other ?i?rype?b
/?y or Fiance abovo 20,000,000 souls. And
yet Germany, in spite of all lier increosed tax
es, thq, disadvantages of her innumerable mo-,
nopolies and corporation privileges, the ex
travagant prices of her arable lands, which
sometimes- is as high as 800 to 400 thalers'
per acre; in spite of her enlistment laws that
take the young man in his very prime from
tho plough and scythe to make him a soldier
for several years ; in spite of all these burdens
and a thousand others, is made by the indus,
try and economical ? habi* of her people to
yield sufficient not only for home consump
tion, but a small surplus for market, and has
enabled her people to lend to tho United
States the ?aormous sum of six hundred mil
lions of dollars. ? s
Michigan .and Wisconsin,, comparatively
new countries, are already, and have been for
a number of years, Marge exporters of'grains
and breadstuifs, and these are nearly exclu
sively produced by immigrants that have set
tled, within their territories during tho last
thirty years". Of these facts tjioso"States, as
likewise all other Western States, prove thejr
cognizance by their official ' nets and the api
pointment of commissioners to .encourng? and
all great producers, .and arc largely indebted.
*to immigration for their unexampled prosper
ity. In a country like ours, labor is capital
and population is wealth; and where, there
fore, tho one system of labor has been disor
ganized, apother should immediately bo intro
duced without cavil and with the least delay.
Lands rischi valu? with every new settlement,
and declino with the discontinuance of any
old useful establishment.' Communities grow
in resources with every increase of their pro
ducers, and become bankrupt where the con
sumers largely outnumber the former, flow
are we to expect ner? settlements, how are
wo. Oven to keep up the established ones
without immigration ? . There muy be s?me
ill feeling in our State to the immigrant, on
.account of the large and effective part he has
taken against us in the late war, But if we
view the matter rightly, fairly and justly, we
shall fiudith:*C the immigrant has only proved
his faith to* the community i'? which he resi-,
ded. If tlvo Northern ani^ WV.stfi-n adopted
citizens and their countrymen havesidcM hon-,
orably with their respective State?, havo not
?ho Southern adopted citizens and thcir' coun
trytnen dojio tho siimo for their Southern
States? I. know that every.community in
the Spiith, where a sufficient number of adopt
ed citizens resided, has sent forth its corps of
adopted warrior* tO-j-he Southern armies. Iiv
a letter wJiich I hud the honor to. address to
l\is Ilxcellcjey Gov. Manning, in 1853, on
the Subject of German immigration, I pledg?d
tho .faith of the immigrant-to our State in her
hour pf need. .Let us see how they have
rcdo?rood that pledge. Let us tako South
Carolina for an example. The city of Char
leston, with a German population of about
8000' souls, lias sent four full German compa
nies to tlie. field, and has kept them there un
til the final surronder of Jj>hnston, besides
havihg furnished from her old German Fusi
liers the one-half of tho brave^ld'compflny of
Scotch 'Uliion Light Infantry. Tho-Irish 8f
Charleston have furnished two full companies;,
besides nearly one-half of the heroic regiment
of South Carolina First Regular^Artillory.-r
Not another company lnfs gone from Charles-'
ton', and not a regiment from any part of tho
'frHtnio, in which there havo not bean ad?ptp^
citizen.^ The German settlement of* WaThal
hi has contributed to pr'r's and ThinovantV
regiments nearly every man capable of hearing
arms, an ci is almost dostituto of sound Wording
'men, so many having bpen killed or crippled.
If I may mention it hero. I.oan aver that Ger
man blood first dyed tuo soil Carolina in
this contest, my own'* among fclio rest. J) Thia
should bo conclusive proof to evory fair arid
Vhupartial mind that the immigrant'may bo'
?hanicat population, wnu nculth and strength
and industrious habits, and, have enlarged the
number of producers wherever they havo boa
ted themselves, ^besides increasing .the mon
.eved capital and value of hinds. Pickens,
^District, whioh, under my own superinten
dence and lead, has received a German settle
ment, has. certainly acknowledged that it has
been off benefit to ber and increased her re
sources very considerably. I am. just now'
without statistics aud books, and have t;o write
altogether from memory, but I do think that
ffi? above premises cannot be disputed, and
will convince your Excellency ?hat immigra
tion of the right class will not only be a great
advantage, but is an actual necessity for our
Stato. The idle lands of our upper districts,
'which are so admirably calculated for an in
dustrious graiu, wino and stock raising popu-,
-lation, would certainly not be the worse for
ever so many immigrant, settlements. I pre
sume the owner of 20,000 acres of land, would
gladly dispose of 19,000 ocres at o reasonable
.rate-when the remaining 1,000 would by such*
rfbt become worth moro than his 20,000 under
existing , circumstances. By o proper atten-,
tion and supervision wo might perhaps clfoose
Cnfoh^^qfoPtein iiAK?<! itf?j?^^Q^^ fe w
would, certainly enhance our general prosperi
ty. It were vain* to deny that,mistakes may
oecufj that among the good some of the vi
cious and worthless may come in. .Butit re
mains to be seen whether the former will no|
? If your Excellency should concur with me
in the foregoing views, the question will arise,
hbw can immigration be made most advanta
geous, be most encouraged, and b?w the im
migrant bp most surely protected and his pros
perity insured.
1. I deem it of importance that the State,
by a public Act, should express her willing
ness to receive and encourage immigration.
2. That the State appoint a Commissioner,
with power, and. .whose duty it pb,oud he, to
advertise all over the State for Igiuds; to have
them laid off, described, platted, apprised
and warranted, and that the latter should, on
the report of the Attorney G?n?ral, endorse
the warranty.
3. That the Commissioner shpultL. hove
printecl descriptions of these lands distributed,
and.sho'uld advertise periodically in tho papers
of the Northern ports and of European emi
gration ports. _
?4. That the Commissioner, Under certain'
restrictions, should" have power to appoint
q'gents for these purposes.
; 5. That he should havo open office in
Charleston, to respond to any immigrant for
advicoupr.otodtiou, information, transportation,
.and suoli other matters as may be of necessity.
Tliat he should from timo to timo report to
the Executive of tfio State, and bo always
subject to his orders and instructions, and'thot
he should receive his expenses und a reusonn*
ble compensation.
I will not trouble your ExcoJIoney ooy
longer,!but submit the matter to your ?superior
wisdom '-with the hope tha?* something i^ay
bo done -soon,,and nyiy contribute tp th* hnp
?iiness und prosperity of our noble palmetto
and. I ani, most respectfully,,
Your Excellency's obedient scrv't, ?
* . John A. WaciiJnkr.
ii t A? - -*+*rr-~::-? - .
' t?t?tf for from 'ihe probable site Where the
Sermon oil the- Mount \yas delivered, our guido
plucked two flowers supposed.to bp of that
species to which our Lord alluded*, when, he
said, ''i'Consider the lilies'of the field." ' The
calyx of this giant lilly resembled crimson vel
vet, and the .gorgeous flower was ?fwhito-nj?d
lilao, a^nd truly no earthly monarch'could have
b^n "arrayed more gloriously than one of
these." *Suoh is the testimony of nature to
the words spoken bv bur Lord. ,K
.'' * ':*' ''AWr?vefo vi.Palestine. ?>
W&ijh' ;. . *:.,. S* ??,? ? ' ' ? " . 1
Charleston.? gentleman who has been
.'osent from Charleston for the short'ti irto <of
ix weeks, returned in the last steamer from . ?
'ew York.' On ?Walking up Ittist ?Jay, tys
rst exclamation was that of surprise* at wit
nessing the wonderful improvements that had
ceti made in thai section of the city during
is temporary leave. We assured him'that
he improvements were not ?onfined ta any
pecial locality. On evevy street and thor
oughfare the marks of energy, industry and
Enterprise were plainly visible. East Ba}-,
<ix weeks ago, was nlnlost barren of open bus-'
incss plafcps, while now it is next to an impos
sibility to rent a building covered with a roof/
Owners of buildings ar? actively engaged re-,
pairing damages occasioned by lire and water,
and long before the repairs are completed, dp?
plications ore received to occupy the premises. ?
The same \iolds good .with Meeting, King and
other principal streets.,fl%Thcrer is a great de
mand for stores and warehouses oil over the
city. In order to meet this demand, it'ivill
,be necessary for some measures' to bo taken
towards restoring the burnt district to a habi
table condition. Tho city cannot afford to al
low that large area of valuable space to remain
in ruins! Let the owners of the property
commence at once to put up larger and com
modious buildings, and when completed, there
will be no need of beggiug for o, coupon t?,-7
The,rents in Charleston ore increasing doily,. -
which is another evidence of enhonced busi
ness activity. Stores, whjgji three mouths ?
ago could be obtained for five huncked dollars ?* ?.
per annum, cannot now be had for less than
$1,500 and #2,000 for the some term. Let .
us continue in the good work of city improve
ment.? Charleston Courier. ? '
_ _ -
Brutal Murdkr.?Wo regret to annottato
person of Major Jaimes J. Adams, ono/of our,, ~ ^
most respectable citizens^ ou?Thursday morn
ing hist. The deceased was a resident of our
district, near Hodges, Depot; and left "home 7
early on 'Thursday morning with his gun in ?
his hand for the purpose, as his mother sup- '
posed, of hunting turkiea. On Friday mor
ning his dead body was found near Hedges'"(
Depot, very muoh mutilated. Upon his side'!'
were the marks of a wound inflicted by an
axe. There was a deep gash on the back of *
his head, and nis whole face was beaten in,.so ? /
as not to be recognized.' His broken gun was
found near by, with which it appeared thaj;
most of the wounds were, inflicted. Upon the
trees around there was- the evideiiico of a dis
charge of fire arms, and the appearance of thd ..
ground indicated a violent struggle. Twb
negroes have been arrested and.lodged ingani' ?.?
! to pd: against one of them theeviaence of crim
inality is very strong?but it is very likely *
that ot.heis ate implicated, ind we trust-that
all will-be brought <to speedy punishment.
Bill of.Mortality.?By the ropprt of.,,
the deaths sent us by the Oity Bcgistcr, wo
find that there has been during the past^week
* thirteen whites and thirty-five'blacks and col- ?
j.orod who have died. Of these, there were
eight cases of fever?three whites,- two.pf them
children,/and five block adults ; of dropsy, rive
bjacks?four sdults onjl, one child; ond bf ?
convulsions, five children?one whitc*or.d four'
blacks* it wilj b.e observed, also, thajb ilio
black adults who hove died ore ove?three > ,
times the, number of tho whites, and the black
children aro more than double the white. Tho
rest of tho do'aths appear to be of general dis
eases, ond in th eft so 100 ratio as in former years, '
at this season^ and*we must; still bo thankful . ' ?
for the extraordinary health w.I^ch has blessed
bur city.?-Charleston News. > .
, . Tn.unc Affair.-r-<)ii Saturday iast,.soyfl
J th? Charleston Couricrof lho^8th ult. adr^ad
rul an,d apparently well planned assault, with ?
intent to kill was made upon Dr. Thcpdoro ?
! Dehon and his son, Theodore Deh?n. Jr., by
.negroes, while th? farmer were r?turmng from
ih?i^phintation u't*A.shepoo to Wnltcrboro/-**' 1
We have not received full particulars of bho I
assault,, but learn that tho^ossailants were tho0Jj
former slaves of, ])r. Dehon. Tlicy -.tverQ alj y
armed and firod fe0vcr.1l shot*. Th? sort ?was
dangeroivsly, ond, it is feared, mortolly woutN
ded. Dr. Dehpto received four shotfj, and\k
though severely wohnded, is considered out of ? <, '
danger. Si* of the negroes, ^including tho * >
driverof tho plantation and?is Son, have boon . v
arrested. > Dr. O.chou.is. son of the jato
Bishop Dehon. ' .

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