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The man who carried the thing too far has let it drop. The sheriff was after him. Pure love is the sunshine which steals slowly and silently up the moaning hill of life, and stays to bliss us with its presence throug all life's weary way. The man who thinks his wife, his baby, his house, his horse, his dog and himself severally unequalled, is almost sure to be a good humored person, though liable to be tedious at times. A young Irish girl, who was rendering testimony against an individual in a court of iaw, said : "I am sure he never made his mother smile." There is a biography ?f unkindness in that sentence. An editor, who has probably suffered U y-rr. fncinr> o rianor TIa LCI O pcv^/ic uvtf IV u pays : "call at the Office and fork up arrearages and order it stopped like a man, and not refuse to take it out of the post Office and sneak away like a puppy. Among the bills passed by the Legislature of Massachusetts, is one making two divisions in the crime of murder, the first of which, where it is premeditated, or life taken while in the commission of felony, is made punishable with death. The second degree is punished by imprisonment for life. We learn that one of the cadets, an orderly, was suspended on Tuesday, for some misdemeanor in one of the rooms?upon which eleven others made common cause with him, and the twelve arc suspended until the meeting of the Hoard of visitors in Novecmber next.?South Carolinian. Thos. Johnson, an American sailor, who endeavored toseduce a regiment at Sunderland, England, to "rise, disarm the officers, march on the town, and proclaim the Republic," was tried for the offence at Durham assizes, and was sentenced to a month's imprisonment. The Barnwell Setitine! says, that two of the oldest citizens living in the vicinity of Hamburg, or perhaps the District, died a few days ago. Mr. Jaiues Jordan, supposed to be at least 95 years, and his wife 101 ? Mr. Jordan died on the 11th, and his wife on the 20th of March. The Madison (Florida) Messenger has reliable information that Billy Bowlegs "has surrendered his sword, and is now at Tampa with his whole party, waiting the consummation of arrangements now being made, to be transferred to the West. It is said the old gentleman was in a shockingly ragged and dirty condition, when he presented himself at Tampa." Last evening a man applied to the harbor police statiou for lodging, and upon searching him one S5 gold piece was found upon him, three half dollars, twenty-five quarters, forty-four ten cent pieces, twentyseven five centpieces, and twelve three cent pieces. In additionn to the above, the individual had on three coats, two pairs of pants, two shirts and oue frock, and stated that he had the "itch." He was provided with lodgings for the night.?Boston Traveler. The following is supposed to be the ' number ef newspapers in the world : Ten in * * I Austria, fourteen in Africa, twenty-four in Spain, twenty-six in Portugal, thirty in Asia, sixty-five in Belgium, eight-five in Denmark, fifty in Russia and Poland, three hun- 1 dred and fifty in the Germanic States, five hundred in Great Britain and Ireland, and 1 two thousand in the United States?total, 1 3,154. From the foregoing, it will be seen ( that in the United States are issued nearly 1 twice as many as in all other nations com- 1 bined. ' The Confederation learns from Col. j Garrett, agent of the Creek Indians, who ( lately passed through Montgomery, that Billy Bowlegs and his warriors?fifty or ! sixty in number?have all agreed to remove ; j and that Sam Jones and party, (only some 1 forty in number,) being the remainder of the J tribe, will, in all probability, consent also j to emigrate. Thus will terminate the twen- I ty-two years'war with the Seminoles. The prices agreed upon each arc ?1000 to the chiefs, ?500 to the warriors, and $150 to the squaws. A dry goods dealer, doing business in ' the "Island Ward," East Boston, has step- ; ped out leaving his creditors under the J following mournful circumtances : He managed to sell out most of his stock in trade, during the last week or two, collected nearly all the debts due him, sold his household I furniture at auction, and then informed his . * friends that a near relative of his family had died out West. He tied a yard or so of black crape on the door handle, closed up his store, and is among the missing. The shop, on being opened, presented a sad and solemn appearance to his creditors.?Boston Herald. The Washington Union gives the following description of the scencc in the House of Representatives on Thursday, when the vote was being taken on the Kansas Bill: Every seat seemed to be filled, while the doorways were croweded by an eager throng striving to gain admittance. The ladies' ' * i* n mL _ galleries were iuu 10 overnowing. xoc seats assigned to the diplomatic corps were occupied by several members thereof, who doubtless embraced the occasion to take a lesson in the democratic mode of disposing of a great and exciting questien. The scene was altogether impressive, ami the proceed ings of the House unusually decorous and orderly. Including the Speaker, there were two hundred and thirty-three members in their seats, only one being absent, Mr. Carothers, of Missouri. We have no recollection of any measure that has called out so full a a vote as the bill to admit Kansas. The New Bedford Mercury says it has recently been made acquainted with facts in relation to a juvenile of that city, whose eating propensities exceeds even those ofj Dickens's "fat boy." Hs is thirteen years ' of age, well formed, and weighs 80 lbs. Here j is a bill of fare which he entirely demolished ' a few days since by way of lunch, viz : 2 ! quarts beef soup, 6 J lbs. beef, 12 biscuits and j a quantity of citron; having taken as a prepar-1 atory, half a pound of raisins and four greening apples. Ou another occasion he devour- i ed 2 large sauages raw; 1 lb. head cheese, i 1 pint of scollops, raw, and 4 apples, before taking his regular dinner, which he enjoyed as usual. By way of ordering lunches, he has been known to make way with, in two days, 100 doughnuts, 50 1 cent cakes, and 4 mince-pies A seven pound turkey barley supplied him fora dinner. He has no fondness foi tea or coffee, and never drinks water at his meals. Unlike Dickens's "fat boy," he is not given to somnolency, and has never been caught napping over a "mtittpa pie." i ?jjf?0rkl)tfk(^imtr edited by SAM'L W. MELTON. YORKVILLE, S. C. THUR8DAY MORNING, APRIL 8,1858, ?3F*We aro very desirous to give particular attention to the local department of our paper ; ' and to this end, we would ask our friends in the i various portions of the District, Postmasters and others, to give us reliable accounts of whatever ' matters of general interest, that may transpire in their respective localities. Notices of Marriages . and Deaths will be promptly inserted, when ac- i companied by a responsible name. Announcements of religious and temperance meetings will be inserted with pleasure, and without charge. i Our friends, Clergymen, Postmasters and oth I ers, can, and we trust will, aid us materially in I contributing interesting items, of this nature to . our columns. *.f.* In order to encourage the efforts of all who are favorable to our enterprise, we propose , to send a copy of the Enquirer, gratis. to any one making up a club of ten subscribers and sending j 1 $15, in advance. To clubs of six, the paper will ) be sent for $10 50, with an extra copy to the person j making the club. fQF Wm. P. McFadden, E-*q., and M. Jones. arc authorized to act as agents for the Enquirer, receive money and give receipts for the office. II. Judge Moore, Esq., is our authorized i agent to obtain subscriptions ana aarern.xtriiieuv.-i, | nnd 'o collect money due the office, in Charleston. , METHODIST MEETING. We are requested to announce that the Second Quarterly meeting, on the York Circuit, will commence at Rock Hill, on Friday, 9th of April, and continueuntil Sunday night. The Presiding Elder, Mr. Kelly, will be assisted by Rev. Messrs. Meysabdie, Lester. Darby and Landy Wood, i A CLEVER PAPER. We place upon our exchange list, with something more than ordinary pleasure, the name of ' the "CY(rw!rfon2?<i7!nfr,"thefirstnumberof which reached U3 last week. It is published in the new village of Manning, Clarendon District, by a vet eran printer, J. P. M. Calvo ; and will be edited by John W. Ervin, Esq., well known to literary circles a9 one of the most clever and spirited exponents of the rising genius of the South. Take it for all in all, the Banner flings itself out very gallantly; and judging from the standard-bearers, as well as its own bright colors, we mistake widely if it does not wear bravely against all the storms which, in our day, betide the journalist. Long may it wave ! THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN. Thursday last, we received the first number of a i new Daily, published in Columbia, by an Associa- i tion of Priuters; and conducted by Mr. E. H. Brit i ton, assisted by "a gentleman of large experience, i and for many years connected with the press of i the State." The Guardian makes a creditable appearance ; it could not do otherwise, under the i skillful and practiced management of Mr. Britton. < We extend to him a right cordial welcome back in- ] ?t,<> routs?tnmtinir he mav find the work as ! W WUV IUKUX ? w 0 ^ pleasant and profitable as ever. The Daily Guar- : dian will be sent to subscribers at ?6; the Tri- I Weekly, a' S3; the Weekly, at $2, per annum. 1 Since the above was written, W. B. Johnston, i Esq., has announced his connection with the 1 Guardian, as editor. The press and the reading < public will greet warmly the return of this vete- t ran editor to the position the duties of which he i has heretofore performed with signal ability.? I With such men as Britton and Johnston in the i lead, the Guardian cannot fail to run a prosperous < career; for, most assuredly, they can make it a 1 capital paper. t rt'ssells magazine. We feel assured that it is needless for us to pen c mother encomium upon this favorite Southern 1 Monthly. After what has been heretofore written n our columns, the mere announcement of the up f pearance of the April number will suffice ; espe :ially when we add to it the opinion, upon a curtory examination, that this number is equal to r Russell's standard of excellence. The table of contents exhibits the following "bill of fare" : "A Navy for the South; The Ilero-Worker; Blase?: The Fruitless Life; Anecdotes of B?-rnn J ;er; Song; Scenes in the Florida War, No. 2; I The Water Oak ; Unpublished Revolutionary Pa n pers ; Heroes aud Hero-Worship ; Palms of Florda; Love and Hate; Southern Poetry?Caldwell; ' Flowers, Lily, Kalmin and Azalae; The Papaya; * Women, by a Femme Incomprise; The Consular f Cities of China. No. 2; The Ideal in Art; Trip to , 3uba, No. VII; The Saraccnia ; Creepers; Withn the Veil; Winged Seeds ; Agnes Dew?a Bal T ad; Editor's Table; Literary Notices. THE KANSAS STRUGGLE. c The latest advices from Washington, to be found . n other columns, will inform the reader as to the t progress of the Kansas struggle. The Senate, t standing firmly and "as true as steel," has re- t lected the amended Bill as sent from the House ; c' ind the last resort must now be tried ?a Com- ] mittee of Conference, a patched-up compromise, r md a shallow and deceptive truce to the despe- t rate warfare. Whether this hitherto infallible ] method of arbitrament will now avail, time alone s :an tell. A week may decide; and yet, the "dog j Jays" may be permitted to contribute a more j raging fever to the lingering madness. Wc shall t watch and wait patiently. r We have made the assertion that the issue in- c volved in this Kansas wrangle, is of little impor- x tance to the South. True, the rejection of the Lecompton Constitution would, with absolute t certainty, settle the point whether another slave j State will be permitted to come into the Union, i But would a contrary result alter, in a moral j point of view, our political relations with the s dominant party at the North? Would the admis- t xion of Kansas, under existing circumstances, t afford a guarrauty for the future ? Of what value ( is a meagre mnjority, in such a conjuncture?a s majority, obtained by the application of the most s powerful influences, and liable to melt away as ( rapidly as the mist of the morning? The facts i developed in the struggle are enough to dissipate ( the faintest shadow of a hope. A constitution, ? farmed under legal process, by a party whose 8S- ? cendencv was fairly and openly established; re- t publican in every word and line ; submitted, con- t trary to the general usage, to a subsequent vote 1 of the people, and ratified by an overwhelming j majority; communicated to Congress by a North t em President; upheld by the tremendous energy ? of executive patronage, skillfully and incessantly 1 applied; aud, finally, demaudiug approval, in tones to which the ultimata of Southern States ' have given a grave and startling import?this J Constitution is deliberately rejected by a large , majority of the popular branch of our Congress ! ( And that, too, when it is ascertained that a Free- I Soil majority now rules the Territory ; when it is ' fixed that the new State would at once wheel into < on nrhit pneirclincr the " bright, particular star" ' of the Republican party ; when the treachery of Calhoun has thrown to the ravenous monster a morsel which might have appeased, for a season, even the hunger that is never fed; in fine, wheu all that is asked, all that is left to theflyiug victim, is but the juiceless, tasteless, vapid, shell of a principle! Shall we he told to indulge a hope? When such events have occurred, can we ration \ ally entertain the belief that a uew State, con- i formed thoroughly to the domestic institutions of , the South, can ever, hereatter, be admitted into i Union? We go further. ' Will any reu.-onable mau now suppose that any measure whatever, contributing mainly to the advancement of Southern interests, can obtain the sanction of the Na- j ; tional Cooerasa ? Last us rather profit by experi- I, ence ; banish the thought of future concession on the part of the North, and look this danger full in the face; for, else, we area devoted people. We repeat it, this Kansas struggle is now of no real importance to the South. We may win the day; but "one more such victory, and we are lost!" If we lose, what then ? SONS OF TEMPERANCE. The following persons have been elected officers in their respective Divisions, for the present Quarter:? Bethel Division, No. 37.?Dr. W. E. Adams, IF". P.: W. I. Stowe. W A.; J. J. Jackson, R S. ; T. W. Campbell, A. R. S ; R. L. Simmons, F S.; A. A. McKenzie, T. ; Dr J. Blair Hunter, C.; J. F. Wilson, A. C.; R. V. Patrick, I. S.; Alexander Wallace. 0. S. Bethesda Division, No. 40.?J. A. Erwin, IF P.; W. B. Traylor, IP. .4. , F. M. Galhraith, R S. ; J. J. Jones, A. R. S.; J. C. Tipping, F. S.; S. G. Hemphill, T. ; T. S. Tipping, C.; Elijah Caton, A. C.; John Clark, I. S. ; J. N. Clark, 0. S.: H. L. Swan, P W. /'. Union Division, No. 44.?F. II. Brown, III P.: P. Wilson, IF. A.; B. C. Pressley, R. S.; 8. M. Johnson, .4. R. S.: J. R. Hall, F. S. ; J. Johnson, T.; Win. Brown, C. ; W. Ward, A. C; N. M. Forbes. I. S; T. Pierce. 0. S. ; Richard M. Pressley. Chaplain; J. Barron, J. r. B". P. mere-mextiox. We note the name of Mr. R. M. Wallace of this District, distinguished nmong those of his class, at the recent Senior Exhibition of Erskine College. His theme was Sir William Wallace. The marshal of Newberry reports a census of that town, in the last Sun, which makes the number of white population, 653; blacks, 773; making in all, 1426. What say our Town Council to a census 1 Mr. Moss could get through such a job admirably. Last week, the citizens of Charlotte voted, by a large majority, for an appropriation of $10,000. front the town treasury, for the endowment of a Military School. We learn that Mnj. D. H. Hill, Professor in Davidson College, will take charge of this Institution. The Senate hns passed an army bill, providing forthe organization of two additional regiments, besides one for the Texas frontier. If the world seems not the better for us, it might be worse without us. The ladies of Washington have taken to wearing treble soled Scotch boots. So the women go from one extreme to another. The time for the end of the world is again announced by the Advontists of New York and New Jersey?1S58 being sel down as the year. Father Sawtf.r, of Bangor, Me., now in his 103d year, is unwell, and but slight hopes are entertained of his recovery. New York, it is 1 1 ? ' ? ^ ? ~ milna nt nurPil Mia, nns neRrijr uvc uuuuuu u...Vg streets. In a building in Boston, recently. there was a prayer meeting on one floor, a boj:inp exhibition on the next, and a calico ball at the top. He who does bis best, however little, i? always to be distinguished from him whocloe? nothing. A reporter in Monmouth, N. J., who rnu'd be a young man of keen susceptibilities and shrewd observation, discovered that upon. 73 clothes liues and 34 clothes horses, there were 110 less than 42 red petticoats. Horace Gfeelky. of the New York Tribune, and Edwin Forrest, the tragedian, are announced as among the late converts by the religious revivals. Six bundled thousand pounds of sugar were melted, in the six working days of last week, in the Sugar Refinery at East Boston. The Norfolk Index tomplains that its compositor made it allude lo nn irticle in a cotemporary paper as a " very filthy" nstead of a " very pithy" article. No two :hings differ more than hurry and despatch: hurry s the mark of a weak mind?despatch of astrone me. Mr. Robinson, of Marianna, Fla., has ately received seven negro dogs which be has tamed respectively, Douglas, Beecher, Wade, iVeed, Hale, Lnne and Stowe. The London mrrespondent of the New York Commercial prelicts that England and France will he at war heore the lapse of six months "Where do all he pins go to?" This question, which has so ong agitated the world, has at length been solved, t has been discovered that they fall to the earth md become terra-pins. HOS.W. W. BOYCE. In these troublous times, when the South detends soleiy upon the fidelity and the ability of ler Representatives, we are gratified tole-.rn, from aanv sources, that our own Congressman occu ties a prominent position, bears a hand nobly and rorks bravely. We would award to him all tonor; an ungrateful appreciation of a faithful tublic servant enriches us nothing, and is a prong done to him and to ourselves equally. We published, a week or two ago, his argument ipon the Mormon question, which has doubtless ibtained the careful reading of every intelligent onstituent. Our absence prevented a considera ion of its merits editorially; and we recur to hem?not to acknowledge our conviction of the nf v,a nrnnositions. for on this uoint we liffer?but to bear our testimony to the skill, the ogical power, the marked originality, the directless and force, which were combined to render his effort of Mr. Boyce worthy of unusual praise. Perhaps the gravest error is in the fact that the ipeech was made a fortnight too soon?when the jublic mind, engaged with other topics, would not jroperly appreciate the immense magnitude of he issue involved in the Mormon controversy. A nonth hence, if we perceive correctly the current >f affairs, Mr. Boyce's speech will make its mark nore deeply. At a more timely hour, and if possible with a nore marked success, Mr. Boyce has defined his >osition upon the Kansas imbroglio, and identified timself with the leading men of the Southern )arty. We have read the speech with pleasure, ind gathered from it a fund of valuable informa;ion. It goes, as his efforts usually do, out of he beaten track?displaying no excellence more tonspicuously than those of elaborate research ind a striking originality. Of course, the discussion would lead to a consideration of the leading tbjections against the Lecompton Constitution.? Ifter disposing of these, however, in a manner inclusive to every candid mind, Mr. Boyce (ketches, with a master band, the history of this lectionul warfare; the animus which inspires it> unl the end to which it musi lead?the suhjugaion of the South to the condition of a province, or ier "Independence out of the Union." We must give place to the speech at an early day ; meantime, the reader will obtain a bettor idea of its icooe and aim, from the subjoined synopsis by the Washington Union: "Mr. Boyce of South Carolina, reviewed the ristory of sectional agitation as connected with the admission of Louisiana and Missouri, and the searings of the decision of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case upon the issues involved. He intended that the clause in the constitution which jives Congress the power to make all needful regulations for the Territories, would not bear the instruction put upon it by the opposition, tor it was clear that the word "territories," was used in (he sense of DroDertv. If Congress had possessed the authority claimed for it, there would have been ao necessity for a special enactment in the ease of the District of Columbia. He then referred to the legislation of the Northern States, to show that at the North the negro was not considered <.n an equality with the white race, and cited the law in Massachusetts to prohibit the negro from marrying with white persons. Coming to the question of the tdmission of Kansas, ho held that it was not necessary that a constitution should be submitted to i vote of the people. Yet the question was submitted as to whether slavery should be increased by importation, but withholding the power to confiscate the slaves already in Kansas. The sinoere atiti slavery party was in the minori>y; it was uot the object of the opposition to benefit the slave, but to get possession of all the Territories. They did all in their powerto make theirpeople hate his people. If they should succeed in building up this aectioual party, in his opinion, the condition of the c/mquered provinces of the Roman empire would be more desirable than that the South would | occupy Then they would have but one step more ! | to take, nnd that was to give their own construej tion to the constitution of the laws. This purpose had been avowed by the distinguished Senator , | from N. V., [Mr. Seward] in stating that he deI sired to see the Supreme Court remodeled in the j interest of humauity. They all understand what | that meant. In such an event there remained but one course for the South to pursue, nnd that was, j at all hazards to take their destinies into their own i j hands." THE COLLEGE. The rece-1 rebellion in the South Carolina College has been the subject of much writing; but no suggestions have appeared worthy of serious consideration, except those embodied in the ar tide of the Charleston Mercury. White we cannot acquit the Faculty of all blame in this matter, and while we would pass the severest censure upon the unworthy conduct of the rebellious stu dents, we must believe, with the Mercuri/, that I both are "more sinned against than sinning;" ! and that the true seeret nf these outbreaks is to I be found in the thoroughly defective organization j J of the system of discipline. We publish the ar- j j ticle entire, and commend it to the serious attention of those whose duty it is to provide a remedy: " We think it is to be found in the imperfection of the College lawn, which are put into the hands of the students to guide them in their conduct.? i They are such as to encourage mischief, by affording a safe screen to those who choose to engage in it. In fact, the President and Faculty are at the mercy of the Students, according to the strict I : letter of the law. To reach the offenders or per- | t form their official duties, they are forced to violate | the letter of the law, to which the students are j disposed and ever will Ij^d them. They are, we think, right in doing it, but the consequences are just what we have now. The only hope of making the College what it should be, is to alter the law so as to confer more power on the Faculty, and to put the students al: ways legally and unquestionably in their power for the exercise of their discretion, accountable only to the Trustees and public opinion for an abuse of the trust. Tlie Trustees should have noi thing to do with the administration of the law and i management of the students, confining themselves exclusively to their legitimate province of making suitable laws and appointing or removing 1 the officers in chnrge. The judicious exercise of these powers, without fear or favor, would be I . quite sufficient, leaving to the better informed j ' Faculty the power of administering the law in I each particular case. I The present case fully bears out what we state, i A few of the students tar the benches of all the . recitation rooms and the chapel, because they want a holiday on Thanksgiving, and the Faculty declined giving it. That they may not profit by i this act, the Professors summon them to their parlors in the campus, to recite. According to the laws, the students are required to attend three re1 citations a day -'al the respective lecture rooms," not at private parlors of Professors, and they refuse to go, standing on the letter of the law. O- DHAAi?aAM0 nua K? 11/orl Vaw AArtnn/lSnM OH IliC riVIC3??MO &wvsv n^wHiiiig to the lotter of the law, can the Faculty inquire into the tarring business; for the law specifies, as open to interrogatory, when not persoualiy detect, ed in the act or near by when it is done, only those "absent from prayers." None were detected, of course, and as there was no prayers, and no roll of i the present and absent, there can be no investiga; tion. The students object to answer, as the question is a breach of privilege, leading to a dangerous prestige hereafter. So the Faculty is again balked, and must choose between suspending these young men, although obeying the strict letter of the laic, or they must surrender and bocome the sport and laughing stock of the campus. We think they acted wisely and well in maintaing their au thority, at any rate, and have no douht public , opinion will sustain Judge Longstreet. But the necessity for resorting to these extreme and questionable measures so often in the College, argues something radically wrong in the law. We invite the earnest attention of the Trustees to our crude suggestions.'' WOMAN vs. GROG-SHOPS. The sphere of woman is enlarging?the institution is beginning, of late, to spread itself in more senses than one. In former days she was content with thesole possession of that most potent ballotbox, the cradle?occasionally giving a vote which would tell mightily upon the world. But now she claims the right to perform other not.le dutiesduties to the discharge of which the sterner sex have thus far proved themselves inadequate?beautiful works of Charity and of Patriotism and of Love, which give a lustre to our life, and enshrine her memory with the fame of such as Washington and CAUror.v, and all those names thnt are truly great. Well, we yield, and bid her Godspeed! Wo could not do else, if we would; for whatever a woman undertakes in rightdown earnest, must and will be done. Four lines in rhyme run in something like this manner: "When a woman will, she will, You may depend on't; And when she won't, she won't, And there's the end on't." We strayed off into this style of thought, upon rending the subjoined account of the manner in which a band of these "household gods," killed off a Grocery, in Henderson, North Carolina.? The Spartan say? of it: "The (N. C.) Herald of Truth tells how a contemplated grocery was suppressed in Hendersonville. A Mr. Loftis determined to establish one. He hought land, lumber. &c., for his buildings, outside the corporate limits, and commenced the erection?ordered liquors, &c., by the time of completion. In the menntime the ladies of the plnce heard the news, went to work I and got forty five lady signers to a petition to Mr. Loftis todesist from bis purpose, and enlisted the services of three gentlemen to present it. Mr. Loftis, more than half convinced of the error of his course, hesitated what answer to make ; but finally expressed a desire to meet the ladies in public meeting. The town bell was rung, the ladies assembled in the court house, and he made them a speech. The account of that meeting is . so impressively moral, that we give it in the words of the Herald : "It wa< really a time of deep interest: raer| chants left their stores, doctors left their shops, editors their offices, and even grocery-keepers their liquors; nnd, upon the whole, there was quite a crowd in that attendance. Mr. Loftis acted very gentlemanly, in all that be said was spoken with great respect for the ladies, and, with abroad smile upon his face, he told the audience that he would not like to do anything to injure them, but he did not know how to get out of the matter?he had bought the land and paid for it. had commenced his building, and had lum- i ber at the place fur a grocery and a dwelling j house; had ordered hisliquors, &c. Ileacknowl j edged that he was in a close plnce: this all could see, for, one after anorher, the ladies talked . straight up to him. He could present the matter in no light, but some fair one had an answer for him. The ladies were very respectful to him; but they "shot close," and he felt it. At length j he said that he had a dream a few nights since? ! the dream was this: He saw a swarm of beescome j out, nnd settle in a neighbor's house. He went | in, and the bees covered him all over, and stung ; J him most awfully. "And now." said he, "here ; j if is: the bees are all around tne. and they sting j mightily!" He was given to understand that | swarming time was not over, if he persisted in his j ! c 'urs*. After various propositions, pro nnd con., | j Mr Loftis, finding himself completely cornered, i j (for the ladies did actually follow him. in their j i pleadings, right into one corner of the Court I j House.) pledged himself to ubnndon the project. WORDS IN THE RIGHT PLACE. The Grand Jury of Lexington District, making | inquests upon things generally at the recent term, have spoken "rightout in ineetin." It strikes us that the argument cnnuot be closed-up in a nutshell more completely. Taking such practical, common-sense, earnest, and well directed views as these, a Grand Jury becomes a noble instrument for good?a most valuable agent in tho great work of leform. Let them all speak out thus: let the truth be to d in these identical severelymeasured and searching words; let these stirring appeals, as the voice of the people which they echo truly, go up to the halls of Legislation ; and, our word for it, the command will he as irrcsisti ble ns was the matter-of-fact demonstration, the other day, of the strong-hearted women of Henderson. Herehow that Grand Jury talks: ? " We further present the existing system of license to sell spirituous liquors, as a public nuisance?a system having uo foundation in justice and utterly repugnant to the spirit of our free institutions. "If the sale of liquor is right in itself, then every man hus a right to engage in it; but if wrong, no man has that right, and no legislative body has the right to license such sale. A legal enactment having no foundation on the moral law is a disgrace to a christian people. Murder, all agree, is wrong, and any law making power daring to legalize it would be branded with the ignominy it would justly deserve?yet we have a license system of murder, destroying systematically the peace, prosperity, happiness and lives of the people of this commonwealth, and we here wash our hands of the detcstible crime by enter ing our solemn protest again-t it. The object of securing a revenue by the licensing of such sales, is foolish in the extreme?a policy having no foundation in political economy, and a disgrace to the wisdom of that power which designed it as such. The cost of supporting the paupers and punishing the criminals?made so. directly and iudirectlv. bv the svstem. amounts to fully ten tim-'S (is tnuch as the revenue derived therefrom. If puhlic sentiment will not sustain the entire prohibition of this deadly traffic, we respectfully suggest that all restrictions be taken from the same, so that every man may sell at pleasure; requiring of each a tax similar to that levied on all other stock in trade, and hold each seller liable, to a certain extent, for all criminal consequences resulting therefrom, affecting directly the peace anil interests of society. We further present the system of punishing certain grades of criminality by whipping, as unworthy the intelligence and refinement of the age. and respectfully suggest the propriety of an im mediate change?substituting the penirentiary system for that now in use. We might multiply reasons to any extent for this suggestion, but deem it unnecessary, as all niusi see that there is something wanting to make our system of punish ment what it should be. LEWIS rOU. Foreman. CHARLESTON CORRESPONDENCE. Chakleston, April 5 The religious revival is still going on with unabated numhers nnd interest. Daily services are conducted at some six or eight different points in the city. 1 be morning prayer meeting of the Vminer Men's flhristiftn Association which was commenced at their Hall in the bend of King Street, was removed Inst week, on account of the increasing numbers in attendance, to Masonic Hall, and now that is found to be insufficient tc accommodate the anxious multitude, and this morning they held their meeting at Institute Hall, which will seat two thousand persons. Prayer meetings are still continued at the Circular Church, (Congregational) on Meeting Street, where from twelve to fifteen hundred persons assemble every afternoon from 5 to 6 o'clock. These meetings are attended and participated in by all denominations, and from ten to fifteen ministers are usually prpsent. Last week prayer meetings were held every night at Cumberland Street (Methodist) Church, and which was always crowded to its utmost capacity. Many conversions have taken place, and the masses seem to be moved by an unusual religious sentiment. This week there will be preaching every night at Trinity Church, (Methodist, ] where a deep and powerful awakening has recent ij took place. This is the Church of which the Rev. John T Wiohtman is pastor, and on Sunday las1 he preached one of the most powerful sermons 1 ever heard, from the text "Watchman, what ol the night?" A meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was held on Saturday last, for the purpose of taking into consideration the recent proposition to abolish the present Light-House Board, with a view to the restoration of the policy which preceded its organization. The purpose seems to he to revive what is called the "Dark Lantern Systpm." hy which the approaches to our harbor will be made visible by a few struggling and misty lights, few and far between like angels visits, hut not half so welcome. The b 'd.v of an Irish girl about eighteen years of age was fnu d floating in the dock n?F Frnser's wharf on Friday afternoon. She was recognized as Ann Madden, ?nd was adjudged by the Jury of inquest as having came to her death from accidental drowning. On the afternoon of the same day, C 'roner Kingman was called upon to bold an inquest over the body of Kate Collins, who fell dead in her house on Chalmers street. The verdict of the Jury was, "death from intemperance." The Hon Edward Everett will deliver his lecture on the life and character of Washington in this city on Tuesday the thirteenth instant, at Institute Hall, and his lecture on Charity on the succeeding evening at the same place. This is r rent we have long looked forward to with anxious expectation, and now ware rejoiced that the reali zation is so near Mr. Everett, according to his undeviating usnnge. respectfully declines all pub lie entertainments, in the towns and cities which he visits, as ungenial to his taste, and calculated both to delay his movements and render bis labors more arduous. The Keller Troup are drawing good houses, and are said to be superior in their way. to any thing of the kind that has visited our city for many years. They have an uphill business, nevertheless, as the tendencies of the mass of our population just at this time do not lead them in the di rectinn of the theatre. "Barbee's Coquette," or, as some have called it. "a poem in marble," is still on exhibition at Hi bernian Hall, and is attracting numerous visitors both of gentlemen and ladies. It is certainly as fine a piece of sculpture as I ever saw, not excepting Powers' Greek Slave. It is from the studio of a young Virginia Artist of rare promise. The Courier and Standard are still at daggers' draw, and are about to share the unhappy fate of the two Kilkenny cats, which are said to have utterly devoured each other. The bouses of York and Lancaster have fought long and well, like gallant knights as they are, and much ink has been shed on both sides. Whether any thing more seous will come of it has yet to be seen. Good Friday was observed as a day of religious exercises. The Mayor refused to set it apart as a day of thanksgiving, and the people came out with the proper spirit, and had a thanksgiving day on their own hook. The stores were generally open, but they might as well have been closed, as every body went to church and left no body to go shopping. The seventeenth Regiment under the command of Col. John Cunningham, is called out to-morrow for a general parade. They will proceed at an early hour to Magnolia Farm where the review will take place, and the day spent in military exercise and amusement. The Charleston Riflemen went nine miles out of town to "Camp Allston" on last Sftturdav. where thev will remain until Tues day, when they will return in time to join the Regimental parade at Magnolia. The Ciceronian Debating Club have a erand demonstration on Thursday evening next, at Hibernian II ill, when something "grand, gloomy and peculiar" may he expected. The question to be debated is Young America, vs. Old Fogyism, and the young disputants are preparing to deliver their broadsides with great effect. The killed, wounded and missing will doubtless be large. They have a good question, and come out under the patronage of a number of our most respectable and influential citizens. A baud of music is engaged aud the public generally and the ladies particularly are invited. You ill find a rather fierce and spicy correspondence in this afternoou's yews, between James II. Tayi.ob, E-q., and Col. Cunningham. There is some passages in the article of the latter gentleman that are particularly savage and beautifully severe. They will both, however, reward any one for the trouble of perusing them. The end of the matter is not yet. MAGNOLIA. i wm WINNSBORO' CORRESPONDENCE. WinnsBORO'. April 3d. Mr Editor:?I came to this point on Wednesday last; and as I have met with more than one iten ! of interest it has occurred to me to give you tb< ' benefit of them. At the Depot, I wa9 pleased to meet with Ex Gov. Means, and to find him looking remarkably well. Since the termination of his gubernatoria duties, he has become very retired and devote; himself, with great success, to his planting infr est. He seems to have lost all political amhitioi and dismissed all aspirations in that direction? seldom the case with one so young in years, anc who has attained his honors and pr im >t o i with st little effort. It is perhaps to be regretted ; for hii urbanity of manner, purity of character and kind ness of heart are well calculated to endear him t< others, and to enable him to attain any posi tion in the gift of the people. This isCourt-week in Winnsboro'. Upon goinj into the Court-room on Wednesday. I was pleasec to see that great and good man, Judge u in ball presiding with his accustomed ability, in apparen good health, although somewhat reduced in flesl by his recent mishap on the Spartanburg road But his mind appeared as clear and powerful a: ever ; and he despatched business with his wontet energy. The Docket was not large; the business of tin Court having been finished ou Thursday evening His Honor left us on the train of yesterday, Friday for his home in Newberry?to be benefitted, I hope by a week's respite, before resuming his labors a Union Court. The only case of interest was that of the Stati vs. Maj. James H. Rion, the result of which yot have already announced. The Jury, one of grea intelligence, composed of the best citizens of tb< District, with Hon. E. 0. Palmer as Foreman 1 remained in the room but five minutes, and re turned with a verdict of "Not Guilty." Much in 1 terest was felt in the case, and all parties concern 1 ed had the sympathy of the entire community ' nevertheless, the verdict gave general satisfaction 1 and indeed, was in accordance with the wishes o ! the community. 1 Maj. Rion was defended by Messrs. Boylsto: ' and Rptland, two prominent members of th > Fairfield Bar. Their speeches, I understand, wer eloquent and impressive. The prosecution wa ' conducted by the Solicitor, Mr. Melton, and Mi Tradewell, of Columbia. I was delighted t " hear the favorable report made of Mr. Melton' \ iirv ~ j:A ruui u 11c neijuiticu iiuii^cu wiiu grem ureuil? ' sustaining the prosecution with eminent abilit; ' and fufly vindicating the majesty of the law; am yet, without using unnecessary harshness to th feelings of the defendant. Such a course is to b > admired in a prosecuting officer; and under th " circumstances of the case, imposed a duty whicl ' required the best ability. He has certainly wo: for himself the high regard of the Fairfield people ' and proved himself to be an admirable officerAs his friend, I was gratified to bear the opinio ' that his office afforded a field suited to his lego acquirements, which are pronounced by those com peient to judge to be eminent for one of Ms age If I have leisure during my stay, I will writ ' you something more extended, and with more car than I have gi?en to this hasty sketch, i Yours truly, [ VIATOR. For the Yorkville Enquirer. i " DOTTINGS BP THE WAV. Mr. Editor:?It is sometimes pleasant to ge nway, even from the attractions of Yorkville.The love of novelty is natural to man. An ncca sional episode from the beaten path of life?i flinging of one's self out from the daily routine o business?a glimpse at the world from a nev point of view?are no less pleasant than instruc tivc. A celebrated German philosopher died at ai , old age. having never been more than seven mile from the place of his birth?we have often won dered at this seeming want of curiosity in tfai great transcendentalism We believe every om feels at times a desire for change, and it is wel that the aspiring artist of old did not succeei completely in attaching efficient wings to men otherwise they might have turned to birds o passage. Be this as it may, in a locomotive spir it. we bade adieu to Yorkville for a few days. Columbia lay in our route. The city has no yet donned its robes of vernal beauty. A fev weeks and it will rejoice in the bloom of May. Wi found it dull?neither business or pleasure pre vailing to any great extent. Religious revival: were ranking considerable progress. From Columbia we took the Greenville road, This is decidedly the worst built and worst man aged road in the State. The bad judgment dis played in its serpentine windings is evident at t glance. Such li'tle accidents as running off th< track and smashing up a car or two are ordinarj occurrences. We experienced one of these unrn mantic adventures. Just below Ninety-Six f wheel broke and the baggage cars "pitched into' a bank of dirt with the nonchalance with wbicl Ransy Sniffle met the personfied ground. Judg< Whitnrr was on board, but fortunately no on< was hurt, and after basking a few hours in th< genial sunshine awaiting the result of hopeless ef forts to launch the disabled train, we were gla< to pursue the "even tenor" of our way in a bo; car. Late in the evening, just as the sun was shi ning through the tree-tops, we arrived at Cokes bury. In this delightful village two or three day: sped by on golden wings. The male and femah schools in this place are in a flourishing condition Cokesbury still wears the contented, happy look which has always rendered it peculiarly inviting and the ladies are no less lovely and affable that in the days of yore. Due West was the terminus of our short journey Here we found the students of our alma mala busily preparing for the Senior Exhibition, which we had the pleasure of attending on Wednesday evening. March 31st. The inclemency of the weather marred to a great extent the litgrary festival, but the speeches were fine, and the speak ers, nine in number, acquitted themselves in n very creditable manner. Mr. Wallace, from York, was one of the orators. From every appearance about Erskine, the ColI lege seems in a prosperous condition. The num [ ber of students this year is about one hundred and i thirtr. Here we had the pleasure of meeting our 1 gifted young friend, W. W. East, of Laurens, who is preparing a volume of poems for the press.? I Amid the duties of student life, he writes under I disadvantages; nevertheless, he will make his mark in Southern literature. We know of none amid the rising poets of the South likely to outstrip him in the "race that leads to glory's goal." j His maiden volume will probably be out in June. . Whatever may be its success, we predict that it ! will evidence an origiual genius and a cultivated tasto. We shall look auxiously fur its advent. Nothing is so pleasant as these occasional re turns to the haunts of boyhood. How pleasant to linger once more in the scenes of past, though still remembered joys! H?w instructive to reflect ! here ou the changes in opinion, iu belief, in hopes, in life plans, from the dazzling day dreams which splendored the closing hours of college life. We thought of "Ik Marvell's" delineations, and felt how true they were. College and class-mates, how joyous their meeting after years of separation! Some we met with sober, subdued, contented looks, which spoke the married man. It seemed strange that those whom we had kuownas gay, gallant school-boys should be found married?we had almost said?old men?surrounded by the realities . of life, having long since buned the poetry ot | their youth. We could scarcely recognize the j school-boy, the man of dreams and shadows, the ^ i indicer of billet doux and complimentary verses, 1 j in the serious yet happy father, fondling in bis 8 ; arras the '-future generation." Yet such is life. It made us sad, for it made us feel old. How fast * time flies away to return no more! j WANDERER. j For the Yorkville Enquirer. A CARD. 1 Mr. Editor:?I see by the Enquirer of the 25th ultimo, that a writer over the signature of ' I '-Catawba," mentions my name iu connection with ' ' a seat in the next Legislature, and calls upon me ' to state whether I will be a candidate or not. In ' addition to the nomination by "Catawba," my at* > tention has been directed to the ticket "for the " next Legislature," by "A Voter," in which my name appears. I appreciate the kind partiality 5 of my friends, and in yielding to the urgent ap1 peals that have been made to me, I must say I feel deeply the embarrassing position in which I 1 am placed. 1 But a short time since, I was constrained to de cline the canvass for Sheriff; and the reasons * which induced that step, are still applicable to the present case, oiiuatoa as 1 am, 11 win oe utterly out of my power to canvass the District, and may e I not hope my long acquaintance in the District precludes its necessity? The nomination has been wholly unsolicited, and, therefore, more grateful to me; and if the voters of York District 1 see proper to elevate me to the responsible and highly honorable position of a Representative in 9 the Legislature, I will endeavor to serve them 1 faithfully, and with singleness of purpose. Very Respectfully, &c. 9 DANIEL WILLIAMS. Rock Hill, April 7, 1858. For the Yorkville Enquirer. EXPLANATORY. ? With a view to correct some false reports in i circulation concerning the remains of an infant f skeleton discovered by a negro boy belonging to W. I. Clawson, Esq., in one of his fields in the suburbs of our village; I make the following 0 statement: 0 The skeleton found in the little box, was the 8 premature birth of a negro woman I have on my ' plantation. She had been unfortunate in having o three premature births within the past two years, s and with a view to tiy to correct this habit, she - had been brought to my lot. She was again uny fortunate. The woman who attended her reportd ted that the child was not only premature?which 0 I knew to be the fact?but seemed to have been e deprived of vitality for some days previous.? e Its remains were placed in a box and given to a h negro boy, with instructions to bury it in the n woods in rear of W. I. Clawson's field. The ), boy was unfaithful, and stopped within the limits - of the field. I did not see the child, and was from n home on the morning it was pnt away. 11 A. 1. BAKKON. i* Yorkyille, April 7, 1858. ). ? ? ** e For the Enquirer. 6 MEDICAL INFLUENCE. Mr. Editor:?The cause of Temperance and of the Sons, in York, is greatly indebted to the efficient influence of many of the Medical Profession among us. These Physicians hare borne important testimony to the injurious, destructive, and fatal tendencies of alcoholic drinks. Tbey have t not been content merely to talk temperance?they have acted temperance; and not only so, they have gone farther still?they have made an open and a public profession of their faith and practice, by f uniting in fellowship with the only association p among us, whose avowed and pledged objeot is the promotion of total abstinence, and the suppression of drunkenness. s This action in these medical gentlemen must have had its origin in some of the best motives and feelings which belong to human nature. It g wns directly opposed to selfishness. This opposite I of selfishness is no other than benevolence?a noble I trait of mind. A regard to their pecuniary interest would have dictated a different course of j conduct?money was not then the god of their idolatry. Public sentiment ran counter to their act?they therefore were not the sycophantic and f suple tools of popular applause, synonymous too often with popular error and vice. The fear of man had no snare for them. To rise superior to the love of money?to that adulatory approbation 4 of the world, which tends only to degrade, and to thnt selfish principle, so deeply implanted in humanity, speaks volumes in their praise, and must bring to them a good reward?much inward satisfaction and an approving conscience. Nor is their action surprising. Than the skill, ful and successful Physician, who better knows r from observation the incalculable evils of intern. perance ? To watch for one time only by the bedt side of a deranged and dying drunkard?to be , compelled to contemplate his worse than unhappy 2 situation?to see him bereft of reason, that noble attribute of man, and sunk beneath the condition of the beasts of the forest: for they ordinarily ; seem to be aware of their latter end?to know that all which the inebriate suffers, and which he j makes others suffer, arises from the unhallowed use of "the elixerof hell"?to behold a poor mortal suicidally thrust himself into a hopeless and doomed grave?to see only this, only once, should be enough?more than enough?for an intelligent and conscientious physician. The result is, the number of Physicians, who are Sons, about equal the number of the Divisions. Hence it is also, that most of these are active, zealous, working mem| bers. Knowledge is ever a prerequisite of belief, and action should accompany belief. Knowing well the evils of the poison, they readily become \ efficient and uncompromising opponents of the ( drunkard' drink: and looking around for a field to mnnifeb> .hat opposition, they have cast in their lot with the Sons of Temperance. It may be easily understood, how a Physician, skillful in his profession, and subject to no peculiar moral obliquity, may fail to advocate a particular plan for the extirpation of drunkenness ; but it passes our comprehension to reconcile intelligence and moral rectitude with opposition to the cause of Temperance generally, and an advocacy of the drinking habits of our age and coun; try. To explain such conduct in an individual, , I it is demonstrable, there must be either a want of i knowledge in this department of bis profession, I or a deficiency in that moral tone of character, ! highly desirable in a profession of suoh fearfal 1 responsibilities. KNURRV CRUX. From the Newberry Sun. Editors Rising Sun: Gentlemen?This is the afternoon of the 3rd day of my Term here. I have ] been able to get on comfortable so tar. I? is true, I am still far from well: and I fear, that I shall feel the effects of my unfortunate tum| ble on the S. & U. R R. for many days to come. My purpose however is not to register complaints. ! I am trying Mitchell for stealing a negro. The younger Mr. Melton has closed a most beautiftil and forcible appeal for the prisoner. Mr. Solicitor M? 'on is representing the 8tate in strong terms, and Mr. Dawkins is to olose for the prifloner. The negro stolen was the property of Mr. James Scnife; it seems from the proof that the prisoner proposed to a North Carolinian to receive and carry off such nfgrogesashe might from time to time deliver. The North Carolinian, Mr. Bollinger, determined to detect the prisoner; he apparently yielded to his purpose, and accompanied by a friend, came to the prisoner and received the negroe, having first informed the owner, and immediately returned to him the slave. The case closed about half past six; the Jnry in ten minutes returned with a verdict of Guilty,