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I VOLUME XVI. CAMDEN, SOUTH-CAROLIN A, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28, 1855. NUMBER 35, , $rlrrieli JJoctri). VIRTUE. " 'Tia not for mortals always to be blest, t But him the least the dull or painful hours Of life oppress, whom sober senso conducts, And virtue, through this labyrinth we tread. Virtue and eense I mean not to disjoin; A faithless heart betrays the head unsound. Virtue (for mere good-nature is a fool) Is sense and spirit with humanity: 'Tis sometimes angry, and its frown confouuds; 'Tis even vindictive, but in vengeance just I Knaves fain would laugh at it; some great ones dare; But at his heart the most undaunted son Of fortune dreads its name and awful charms. mj noblest uses this determines wealth; This is the solid pomp of prosperous days; The peace and shelter of adversity. And if you pant for glory, build your fame On this foundation, which the secret shock Defies of envy and all-sapping tirue. The gaudy gloss of fortune only strikes The vulgar eye; the suffrage of the wise, The praise that's worth ambition, is attained By sense alone, ana dignity 01 mina. Virtue, the strength and beauty of the soul, Is the best gitt of Heaven: a happinosB That even above the smiles and frowns of fate E salts great nature's favorites; a wealth That ne'er encumbers, nor can bo transferred. Kielies are oil by guilt and baseness earned; Or d.-alt by clianco to shield a lucky knave, Or throw a cruel sunshine on a fool. B it for one end, one much neglected use, Are r:citos worth your care; (for . ature's wants Are few, and without opulence supplied ;) I'hU noble end is, to produce the soul; To show the virtues in their fairest light: T'c make humanity the minister Of no inteous Providence; and teach the breast at 1........ ?i. .1^ A. <? ^vuviuue IUAUI> UJC j^wia uuju> Jferrllatirims. ?- Principles and Objects of the ?.j<*rican Party of South Carolina. Adapted at a meeting of the State Council, 6egun and held at Charleston, on 14/6 August 3 855 I. Resolved, That we ratify and accede to :he j ritnijdes of the American Order, proinul .m;?d t>\ the National Council of the Or-.-ni zution, held at Philadelphia, in June last, subif t to the modifications herein contained. To " is ratification we attach the following declara * #!? ?: 1. That with reference to the organization <>l" ' American party in the United States, the \ t-rirj'ii Order of South Carolina is an iticle Jt'tit l??dy, whose self government is su? :, ine, and acknowledges no negations and !; o -other than those imposed or adapted i.! ntified by its State Council, in due form t .institution. Ritual, platform or resolves, l liat the primary and fundamental pi in ei.'Ies atid ?H?ctsof the Order were and .o e .1. - ~r .1 ?.i ?< (<? till"- C MlbUNHIlill |?JI| 171 LUC CIJU ? 111711 Americans shall rule America," the essential modification of the naturalization laws, with proper sate guards to preserve the purity of the lect've franchise; that citizenship shall be constituted the basis condition of the privileges of otfice and suffrage; and, incidental to these, the restriction by its influence, through suffinge ?nd in offie.al appointments, of all politico sec Mrian designs, and of all other than native civil influences. That the jurisdiction of the O'der does not extend to and over the politics or private opinions of individual members, >r the political action of subordinate Councils, ui-'h at.y other subjects pol tical or religious, "hat any agreements upon the latter can only be binding to an extent which good laith may 3 That the judicial power of the United ..>? ? extends to nil legal questions under their ...istitutiou, treaties and laws; hut that the Mies, like oth?r sovereign parties to a comare the final judges of the nature and ext- n* of tlie federal compact, and that "each :mi equal right to judge for itself, as well ris infraction, as of the tnode and measure i ; "dress." 1 That constitutional liberty is the -tupreme ' !- ? ; of our republican system. Subject to i<- principle, do we construe and accede to the i"j article of the Philadelphia platform, to:rt Tt !..? f *.I ? a.\ it i iic maintenance 01 tne union 01 tnese Slates as the paramount poliiical good; r, t" use the language of Washington, ''the .irimurv object of patriotic desire." And lience? l-t Opp sition to all attempts to weaken or sot.veit it. Uncompromising antagonism to every 1 ; ri'-cple of policy that endangers it. 31. The advocacy of an eq litaMe adjust j men: < f political differences which threaten iis j or perpetuity. 4:h. The suppression of all tendencies to political division, founded on' geographical discrimination, or on the belief that there is a real iiili reiice of interests and views" between the ario'is sections of the Union. 5th. The lull recognition of the rights of the i' veral States, as exi ressed and reserved in ;he ('institution, and a careful avoidance, by the General Government, of all interference v. ith their rights by legislative or executive action. 5. That we hold no obligations into which we have entered, and especially those which have re<auon 10 uie union, io ue inconsistent with our allegiance to our State, with our duty under either the State or Federal Ginstitution, with the rights and powers ' reserved to the States respectively, or ko the people," or with our rights as freemen urnicr the latter to resist wrong and injury. That those obligations have no t r? a f^nnchhilwtnnl IT ni/trt ,m J (HIIC II VV W VVMOVI^UIIWMIII V linfllj C1IIU we hold none other to be binding upon us, ei ther as members of the American order, or as citizens. 2. Rttolved, That the term "Catholic," and all semblance of a religious test, be stricken from the official records and obligations of the American Order of this fitate, and that all natives be eligible to the Order, and capable of its suffrage, who shall renounce all foreign temporal and ecclesiastical jurisdiction and influence. 3. Resolved, That while we deprecate Romish politico-sectarian influence in America we are inexorably opposed to any "Law respectiug an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," or any law which applies "a religious test." That our opinions as inen, however, approve only the principles of I self government in Church as State, and we do not approve an ecclesiastical polity which has its source and authority in a foreign land and single potentate. And that we forbear to sustain those, who from either political or sectarian motives, oppose our contemplated reforms. 4. Resolved, Tbat we disapprove of the adop tion of any law which shall effect or disturb the previous existing legal privileges conferred on naturalized citizens. 5. Resolved, That in view of mobocratic tendencies and radical doctrines and practices, we I ?I--II mrtlnlnin onrl onnci.ri'o ?>11 it 11 l*\ l'l .tl'rv t?f iiiiiiMiniai iimu vvm?? i ?v i and order," in consonance with our American ; republican system. 9. Resolved, That we renounce and repudiate all connection with those Councils, (State and subordinate.) or member in the nonslaveholding States, who have rejected the American platform of National Couucil on the slavery issues; and hold tin t they no longer con j sfitute a part "film Order or party which adopted it. CUNEUAL POLITICS. 1. Resolved. That now. as formerly, we stand vv.-fi ?:| < r.inf.o'n the well known State , A!i;' S Me; ;;h : an ! iur'J'le* of South Caroli | wt 'c'i v'.'si d-tlarcd in her ? ffi-'ial r-?^o v->; w<- approve the principle* < ! free t;ui-\ :?' (! i;??.in :i reduction rf llie tariff; we o--j ?? ? it t< rnal iin; by tin* Federal Gtiwrmii'-iil; \v?- condemn the ndiuiiifctru! tii>ii of Pie-'dent Pier, e, f?<r the appointment j of foreigners i? repre.?ent our conntiy abroad, I and for appointing and retaining freesoilers ! in offiv : and that while we would cordially affiliate with all States Right* pa;ties at the South we re] udiate tho.*e who seek Comhina tiotis with and factions in the free States, to secure Federal domination and spoils. 2. Resolved, In the lungngc of General Quitman: That the institution of negro slavery is not only right and proper, hut the natural and nor. mal condition of the superior and inferior races when in contact. I That as the chief element of our country's prosperity, it constitutes a great interest which ;.i "> .1 - ? .. . L. | is euuueu, use 1*1 hit ureal. mieresis, uj me fostering care ami protection of the federal government, within the sphere of its powers. The legi-latinn ?*r action, directly or indirectly hostile t<* this interest, is at war with our compact of Union, and should he resisted by the States and the people affected by it at all imza'ds Timt the preset vat ion of the institution of slavery in Cuba, which can only he effected Uy her imle; endcii.-e ami and separation from the malign inHucn e of the European governments, is es>eutial t<> the safety and preservation < f our own svstem. That up< 11 all matters connected with our peculiar domesiic in>tit?itioiis, the South must look to herself. That m* national party organi zalinn will fully protect. us Resolved, That h committee of Three ho appointed to superintend the publication of the platform adopted, and to subscribe and verify the same. J< >IIN CUNNINGHAM, Charleston. J. S. RICHARDSON, Sumter. T. J. SISTRUNK,St. George Colleton. Committee on Publication. Charleston Mercury. Spa ft f. Your Tiif.bs.?Civilization uses a vast amount of wood, although lor many purposes it is being fast superseded; but it is not the necessary use of wood that is swcepinig away the forests of the United States, so much as its wanton destruction. We should look to j the consequence of this. Palestine, once j wooded ami cultivated like n garden, is now a desert ?the haunt of liodouius; Greece, in her palmy days the land of laurel forests, is now a desolate waste. Persia and Babylon, once the cradles of civilization, are now covered I beneath the sand of deserts, produced by their | forests, it is comparatively easy to eradicate ' the forests of the North, as they are of a gregarious order?one class, succeeding another; b it the tropical forests, composed of innumerable variolic*, growing together in the most democratic ii'iimi and equality are never | eradicated. ?v-n i:- Hindustan all its many 'nil mils uf ji"i-11 i:i:i:i have never been able to i-onqac.- !i.v (iiaj:.ix-!ife ? !' its tropical vegeta' iinn. ait as regulators, preserving iuc :t'K! ran: ir as; melting and evapcrotinn j and ;iroiiiici; g a. legibility in the flow of the ?i.e.> j a.ii'ug tti.sii. When they disappear,! thuiidcr-stor.ns become iess frequent and lieav. ! ier, tli?' snow melts in the first warm davs of spring causing freshets, and in the fall rivers dry up and cease to be navigable. These freshets and droughts also produce the malaria which is the scourge of Western hottom lands. I Forests, all hough they are at first an obstacle , to civilization soon become necessary to its continuance. Our rivers, not having their sources above the snow line, are dependent on forests for their supply of water, and it is essential to the future prosperity of the country that they should be preserved. Southern Retorts.?The Charleston, S C. Mercury says of the New Hampshire snake girl: "Supposes some Southern slave holder had taken the. meanest and most worthless of his slaves, and had forced her by the cruel exercise of power to submit to the discipline of learning to handle such a loathsome and terrible reptile, and, under a transparently false pretext of fascination, had made her exhibit before the public for mone)! What a howl of outraged humanity there would have gone up from Greely and all his crew. The condemnation is moderate, when it is a New Hampshire far oner than sacrificing his own daughter. < Memory. Sav, in the introduction to his celebrated work on political economy, tells us that he studied all the books he could hud on the subject upon l:_I I - : !-- 1 .U_ I. WHICH lie Illiruueu iu htiic nnu lin n mun nine iu forget what he had read, before begintiig to write. Do we thoroughly comprehend what the memory retains in the gross? Are facts properly generalized, digested, assimilated, and made part and parcel of our mind till they are in great measure forgotten ? Is not a good memory a mental dyspepsia, that retains intellectual food undigested, and disgusts the listenei or the reader by bringing it forth in the gross just as it was swallowed ? Who has not been bored a thousand times by a friend with a fine memory! Such a friend always remembers to forget, that he has retailed the same learning or the same story io his impatient listener a hundred tiincs before. Probably every body lias enough of memory. No one forgets what interests him. The dull boys who cannot remember a line of a book, are the very boys who never forget a name, or a footpath. Itis want of interest and attention,not want of memory that makes them dull. The twenty four books of Homer were easily retained in men's memories, before writing was invented. Men have now learned to forget, and consider such a power of memory almost incredible. IIow unfortunate wc should be to recollect everything we saw or road! Some men arc thus unfortunate are the poorest thinkers, and are thus intolerable bores in the world. We sometimes think that excess of memory is the only defect of memory. That excess occasions intellectual indigestion or dyspepsia. Some men acquire and retain twenty languages. Such men have never been distinguished for great power or coinprehen.-ion of intellect All other mental faculties are sacrificed to mere memo y. threat minus rarely o'uin in? ?/?? tsima verba of the hooks which th?*y read. We have often heard that Mr. Clay never for got a name or a face. To him. as a public man such tilings were important, interested his attention and impressed his mem ory. He had little use forp >etry, and scarcely cm 11 repeat eo r ctly a line ot i . Great lawyers recollect price ph-s only, and can define those principles uuly in hm guage of their own. Accurate lawyers recollect cases, and can repeat definitions by the hour in the exact words of the books. Great lawyers make bad judges, for they decide too often on principle, regardless of authority. Accurate lawyers, men of good memories, revere authority. deem it almost profane to inquire into the reasons of such authority, have stare decisis for . . , . their motto, and make uidinerent advocates ana admirable judges. Wc knew a distinguished jurist, whose advice to his students was, " take care to comprehend what you read, but never trouble yourself about remembeiing it." To all readers, this is admirable advice. There is very little that we read, worth remembering;] yet scarce anything we read, see or hear, that may not suggest useful reflection, and add thus to the volume of our intellect. Richmond Enquirer. How to Succeed.?A correspondent out West tlms relates ot a character he has met. The lesson inculcated of the history of the man is one which commends itself to every person who would succeed in life. Read it: On a small Mississippi steamer I met a very different character. He was a native of an Eastern Slate, and had gone West to make his fortune. While our boat was tied to the banks for an hour, he gave me an account of the course he has followed, and the difficulties he lias contended with. He started for the wt?? _ 11 ,.e ?? Willi it aiiiuu nuiaa wi uiwnv^ <? >? blacksmith trade. He went down the Ohio as a steerage passenger, reached St. Louis, thence up the Illinois till his in one}' had failed, lie stopped and worked to get his purse recuiled to reach a friend's house. There he worked a month to pay a man for bringing a chest from Illinois river. Finally he reached Chicago got a contract on the Illinois and Wisconsin Canal, was getting rich, when Illinois scrip made him poorer than when he began. Then the chills and fever laid him up for a year. Let this suffice as a specimen. At last lie returned to Chicago, bought enough boards on credit to make a blacksmith shop by sticking the ends in the ground and bringing the tops together. In this he began to make plows' which his father-in luw had rented.? From fhuf. timi? lio hna frnnp Rfpnrtilv forward. until his car factories cover the principal part ol two squares in the city, which he purchased, one f<?r some fifteen hundred dollars and the other for some 6ix thousand. The city is already far beyond him and by the rise of property alone he is rich, while his factories are bringing him a fine revenue. He had accomplished his objects, but coneluded his narrative by saying that had he life to begin again and lie "knew that by enduring all he had endured lie could attain the same wealth, rather than undergo the haid-hips, he would sacrifice the prospective wealth and be Content with a mechanic's day wages.'* 1 believ ..a u:... i i. .... .!. L*U 111*11, rtJJ A lUUIVl'll ?l a lll.UI ui 1I1I1U TI^IH hiucIj care-worn and broke as a man of fifty. " You Forgot AIe."?A good joke is 'old at the expense of one of our church going citizens, who is the father of an interesting family of children, and auiong them a bright eved boy numbering four or five summers, the pet of the household and unanimously voted the drollest little mischief alive. On Saturday night he had been bribed to keep peace and retire an hour oarlis>r fVinn nctl'il U'itli tlia nrnmlon tltot nr? flit* morrow be might go with the family to church. On Sunday morning it wa9 found inconvenient to put the youngest through the regular course of washing and dressing necessary for his proper appearance at the sanctuary, and the family slipped off without him. Thev had not, however, more than become comfortably seated in their pew; when in walked the youngest with nothing on but n night wrapper and a cloth cap. " You forgot me," said he in a tone loud enough to be heaid all over the church. The feeling of tho parents can be more easily imagined than described. Lafayette (Ind.) Journal. ? When the atreama nre M murmuring" what do the/ grumble aboutf From the Wilmington Herald. We sue surprised to hear that intelligent foreigners who have settled down and become citizens among us, entertain or affect to entertain th" idea that the American party seeks to deprive them of their vested rights- TheAmeri/vni o:irl e nmliM'hilruu tin ctmh tliiior ft Hnn^ not aim to deprive them of the privileges that are theirs by virtue of naturalization, or to lop ofl any right which, by the Constitution, they are entitled to enjoy. The same laws that protect the native, in like manner protect the citizen by adoption. They ore his beyond recall ; they cannot be taken from him. They throw their shield over liirn ; the Constitution awards it, and the Courts decree it. He can u-nrshin God as he nleaaes : settle where his I 11 ? * inclinations lend bim ; live under hi* own vine and fig tree wherever his lot may be cast in this favored land. There is a great deal of misconception ou this point in the American creed. The party is opposed not to the influx of foreigners in the mass, but to the outcasts und beggars of alien lands and jails. It does not wish t?> prevcut the emigration of the worthy but of the unworthy. To the former class it interposes no obstacle, but to the latter the mnat /Ipfprminprl Rocmnrft find Prilllinflls of ? rr? - y all grades and degrees of crime have systematically sough our Bhores from abroad, until it has become a nuisance and an outrage that requires correction. It seeks to prevent this ? to get lid of the evil of the country's becoming what it lias already almost becoming ? the grand receptacle of the living tilth and garbage of the old woi hi. It does not think that this favored land w ill be benefit led by this refuse class of population ; that it is not the sins' whereof io make good citizens. But, to the honest, worthy emigrant, the road U free?he is welcome to enjoy our beneficial laws and institutions, subject only to such restrictions as an enlightened patrotism may provide. Tli?* American party, in view of the abuses of naturalization, the easy and corrupt modes by which the rights of citizenship can now-arl?n i! 1?a /vKtiitno/l nr\/l ilia rlom Aruli^inir i* ffunt this fact exercises in our political contests, seeks to amend the naturalization laws, by requiring at the hands of the emigrant n longer residence and a deeper knowledge of the workings of our institutions before he can exercise the rights of u citizen, It is opposed to offering u premium to foreigners to become citizens. Whereas the native can vote only after twenty one year's residence, it does not recognise the justice of the law which enables foreigners to vote after a residence of five years only. Is not this right ? But, under the Kansas Nebaska Act, as it now stands, even this five years residence is not required. For, the emigrant who has reached Kansas from the old world after a travel of, say three weeks, by simply Jiliny his declaration of intention to become a citizen, could vote the next day against the Constitution of that Territory were the polls opened for its adoption or rejection ! Is not this monstrous ? And remember that these foreigners that Hi I up our Western,lands arc at heart A/jlolitioriisfs ! They are so by nature and inclination. Is it not an outrage that such .1.: i 1.1 I.. ...I A. | Ullli??3 MK'lilu i;r iva-iuicui i i um ( iiuicnwnii citizcn*eip. is ?:'??-ap, when it can be got on such very remarkable low terms Hence it is that the Ann riccn party seeks to abate this nuisance. It wishes to make the privilege of hemming a < itiz<*n of the great Republic some thing whereof to he proud. Il seeks to throw a g*eater safeguard over our treasures. Out, il dots not interfere with those who have already become citizens. They can enjoy their right* to the fullest extent. They can vote for whom they please and as long as they please. It does not aim to interfere in any of their vested rights,?these are guaranteed them by the laws. It says to them and all worthy men who come from abroad, "Here is a favor* ed country that you can reside in ; these are our laws and privilege and they are in a great measure yours. But, we think that we ought to he purminca to govern our own coun- i try. Ameriean:! should rule America. A Harvest Incident. The Detroit Advertiser tells of a team of bright bay five year old mares, fourteen hands high, long and low built, sturdy, tough, strong and smooth, recently matched by S. P. W??, of Calhoun Co., Mich., for farm service; a better team never settled a mould board into green sward. W had sixty five acres of noble wheat, and he had purchased a new McCortnick's reaper, to which in the pride of his heart lie hitched the mares, scorning to disgrace his fine crop and new reaper, by contact with anything in the shape of horse flesh, poorer than his very best. The mares were harnessed to the "machine," a raw Dutchman, who had never seen a reaper, was put on to drive, and away they went; at he first revolution of the big reel, which they j saw over their blinders, they became inpressed with the idea that they* were hound "to run widde machine," and sure enough th -y did, through the big wheat field, in all possible zigzag directions, cutting some, breaking down the balance, and scattering the grain far and wide behind them?the Dutchman clung to his seat fir a while, yelling "weo?" in nineteen different dialects, until they struck a stone whereat ho bounded some ten feet in the air, describing a parabolic curve, with a radius of inconvenient length,, aud finally brought up, hull down, in the middle of the field. The mares kept on as though Ceres had hired Bacchus for a car-driver, and was bent or. a bust?the machinery rattling, the great reel revolving with fierce velocity, and the knives gnashing away at the grain like the teeth of a madman, until the breaking of a single tree turned over the machine, and the mares streaked it for the bam, where they remained at last accounts. The next day six remarkably oldCo.lii/inorl r*r<irtlac u-nrp nlwprvpd husilv at WOrk ia<7i??via\ M w v ? ? ? - - j in that wheat-field, and a notice headed, Patent Reaper for Sale! was to he 6een posted on the front gate. It is rumored that Judge Rush Elmore will contest the power of the Federal Government to remove him from the position he has held, - ? e V.n... 10 AMWTIBU3 f Conversation. I ?mong a large proportion of young womenand especially among tlioso who are not re inarkable for the strength of their understand^ ings, and who have not been accustomed to estimate the worth of objects according to the standard of reason and r< ligion, conversation loaded with flatteries, as silly as they are grosa too often finds welcome hearers. Hence also discourse is confined, in circles of this descrip??? . nun, 11/ otcuroj vuj/.uO) uiiu naiucun, nuivu embrace 1 i 111 e more than the amusements of the preceding or ensuing afternoon; the looks and the dress of the present company, or of their acquaintance; petty anecdotes of the neighborhood, and local scandal. Is it not won'derfdl, then that the wish pervalent in most men, and especially in young men, to render themselves acceptable in social intercourse to the feinalo sex, should betray them into a mode of behavior which tliev nerceive to be so ffenerallv welcome? %/ i o Is il wonderful that he who discovers trifling to he the way to please, should become .a trifler? that he who, by the casual introduction of a subject which seemed to call upon the reason to exert itself has brought an ominous yawn over the countenance of his fair auditor, should guard against a repetition of the offence? But it is not only to women of moderate capacity that hours of trifling and flippant conversation are found acceptable. To those of superior talents they are not unfrequeutly known to irive a decree of entertainment. greater than, on slight consideration, we might have expected, 'llic matter, however, may be easily explained. Somo women, who are endowed with strong mental powers, are little inclined to the trouble of exerting them. They love to indulge a supine vanity of thought; listen to nonsense without dissatisfaction because to listen to it requires no effort; neither search, nor prompt others to search, deeper than then the surface of the passing topic of discourse; and were it not for an occasional remark that indicates discernment, or a look of intelligence ? Inch gleams through the listlcssnpss of sloth, would scarcely be suspected of judgment and penetration. While these persons rarely seem, in the common intercourse of life to turn their abilities to the advantage either of themselves or of their friends; others, gifted with eqinil talents, are tempted to misapply them by the consciousness of possessing tliem. Vain ol tlieir powers ana 01 inciraexierity in the use of them, they cannot resist the impulse which they feel to lead a pertcoxcombial young man whenever he falls in their way, to expose himstlf. The prattle which they despise, they encourage because it amuses them by rendering the speaker ridiculous. They lead him on, unsuspicious of their design, and secretly pluming himaelf on his hnppy talents in rendering himself agreeable, and delighted the most when he is mure the object of derision from one step of folly to another. By degrees they contract an habitual relish from the style of conversation which enables them at once to display their own wit, and to gratify their passion fur mirth, and their taste for the ludicrous. They become inwardly impatient when it flags, and more impat-ent when it meets with interruption. And if a man of grave aspect and more wakeful reflection, presumes to step within the circle, they assail the unwelcome intruder with a volley of brilliant rnilery and sparkling repartee, which bears down knowledge and learning before it, and convulses the delighted auditors with peals of laughter, while he labors in his heavy accoutrements, after his light armed antagonist, ?nd receives at every turn a shower of arrows, which ho can neither parry nor with stand. Home Journal. lie Careful of small Things. Irving, in his life of Washington, dwells on the particularity with which the great hero at tended to the minutest affairs. The Father of his Country, as his correspondence and account books show, was"carefnl of small things," as well as of great, not disdaining to scrutinize the most petty expense of his household; and this even while acting as the first magistrate of the first republic in the world. In private circles in this city, tradition preserves numerous anecdotes of this characteristic, which, if necessary, we could quoto. The example of Washington, in this respect might teach an instructive lesson to tnose wno scorn what they call "petty details." There are thousands of such individuals in every community. We all know more or less of them.? Nothing is worthy of attention, in their opin- j ion, unless it can be conducted on a grand scale. > They will not condescend to the pennies, it is j only the dollars to which they will attend.? i They spurn a small busines. They talk su perciliou.-ly of those who oveilook the little leakages that waste so much money in every concern. To hear, one might think they were above the ordinary affairs of life, and that notli-; ing was worthy of their time except discov-! ering n California or conquering a kingdom. Yet no man ever made a fortune, or rose to mrtn fr u ithnnt Kolnrr gicaiucao ill 1%UJ ucpaiiuiviig m nuuuv wu.g "careful of 6mall things." As the beach is composed ofgrriinsofsand,a* the ocean is made up of drops ofWHtcr, so the millionaire is the aggregation of the profits of single ventures, of ten inconsiderable in amount. Every eminent merchant, (iirard and Astor down, has been noted for his attention to details. Few distinguished lawyers have ever practiced in the courts, who have not been remarkable for a similar characteristic. It was one of the most striking pecularities of the first Napoleon's * s - .... j .4 i _r i ? i mind, i no most petty aetaiis 01 m* nousehr?|d expenses, the most trivial foots relating to his troops, were in Lis opinion as worthy of his attention, as the tactics of a battle, the plan of a campaign, or the revision of a code. Demosthenes, the world's unrivalled orator was as anxious about gestures or his intonation, or nuuui inc lUMUic ui uia ai^umviu ui <w ture of words. Belore such great examples, and in the very highest walks of intellect, how contemptible the conduct of the small minds who despise small things. Honorary.?Tho title of LL.D. has been conferred on the Hon. J. B. O'Nenll, by Wake Forest College, North Carolina. ! Marry in Haste?Repeut at Leisure. In one of tho Western papers we observe | an account of a marriage ceremony, performed ' on board a steamboat, the parties never having : met until they began their voyage to the Crescent City. The narrative is givch frith various | flourishes of rhetoric, as if the affairs was a sub! ynnf r\f nnMfl nrtrl imitutinn ParliurvQ in fhA a prosent iustnuce, the editor may oe correct. But, as in a genera! rule, the old proverb m right which says the people who, "marry iu ! haste, repent at leisure." We cannot approve, consequently, of the ,applausc bestowed b'n transactions like thin There are foolish couples, enough in the world, ready to rush into matrimony without forethoaght, and prepared to think that it is a fine thing to have the ceremony come off in some striding manner, so as to attract public attention without having this weakness fed by eulogistic newspaper paragraph; The evil is becoming a really serious one, Every few weeks some new para, graph appears respecting a pair who hitre wedded on short intimacy. The last one, ftb believe; chronicled a marriage after n few ifourV __if Itinrrc nr.\ oaaalnro11 nnr in' jj.lg" W<?, ..VWVWV...^ ... thin fashion, American weddings will yet emulate to Chinese ones, for it will bo considered most in the mode to marrv without meeting at all. It 1ms been said that "marriage is a lottery." i No one ever questioned that it was, when people wedded on a short acquaintance; but the remark is not true, if made respecting man iages after a due intimacy. No doubt, the closest friendship, before tnarrage will be insufficient to meet entirely the mutual character of the pair to each other. But, in proportion to the length of the acquaintance and the common sense ?f the lovers, will be their knowledge of the foibles of oco another. Nor is this all. Even in the case of very young lovers, who do not observe character, if they are thrown familiarly together in the social circle of the bride's family, they cannot but assimilate to each other in time, so that the risk of marriage is greatly lessened. But when matriomony is contracted, upon aa acquaintance of but few hours, or even days, the chances are frightfully great that the pair will r.ot suit each other. Another ridiculous, if not culpable practice, much lauded in some newspapers, is oddity, ana therefore peculiar notoriety iti the marriage. Some time ago a wedding was held. in the Mammoth Cave. Before that, one occurred on a Bridge, just at the dividing line, ifwoercmenjber correctly between two States. All these freaks are perpetrated tor a secret love or publicity. They How from the same unmaidenly spirit which aspires after ornate bridal chambers at hotels, and on board steamboats. It is not flattering to the sex of this country, thAt, just when a "truly feminine woman shrinks from all notoriety, so many brides are found to blazen it out, courting notice by the oddity of the ceremony, or by the remarked character of their dress and demeanor. Church Etiquette in li'ew York. A Southerner sojourning in New York writes to the Richmond Enquirer the following account of his experience in a fashionable New York Church, where "crowded"' pews render it necessary to secure a scat in advance. A friend at our elbow suggests that when the owners ofsomo of these fashionable pews get to Heaven, they may find the scats all "taken." "Having for some time had a desire to hear the Rev. Stephen II Tyng, I went, in company with a friend, to St. George's Church, yesterday afternoon. The church is a magnificent one, and in the most fashionable portion of the city. All of the 'Upper Tendom' attend there. On opening a pew door to walk in, I saw a large printed card (very neatly printed) with this notice en it: , ' STRANG URS ARE RESFECTFUI.LV REQUESTED SOT TO OCCUPT THIS PEW.' Just then a gentleman sitting opposite remarked to mo ' that that pew was taken.' There waa sufficient room in his pew for us, but as he did .t. - V r I 1 .. l . .1 t r not open me cioor, i cnuiu no ueip numting 01 'sccnred seats' at the theatre. Wo passed on to another pew nnd where hardly seated befo e a tallow-faced looking gentleman, with a voice as if his throat had ju^t been oiled, touched me on the shoulder, aud said that he would have to occupy it with his family.1 The tallowfaced gentleman's faraih consisted of himself, wife, w ife's acquaintance two grown daughters nnd two children. As the pew was only intended to seat five, we left at once; but thoughi it singular that a gentleman (!) who would crowd seven people into a pew and pay for only five, should look so verv important when lie spoke of his pew. ' We would have left immediately then, but felt n curiosity to hear what kind of a sermon Dr. Tyng would preach to such a set. So we walked on a little further, when h gentleman' pointed us to a pew which he said was not taken.' We took our seats and congratulated ourselves that we had found one at last. After service was over, I went to the pew where we found the printed proclamation and taking it. up, read it over carefully and made a copy of it The wife of the tallow-faced gentleman, ami' the flaxen-haired gentleman, who had just h-ft the forbidden pew leoked at me very savagely. The lady aforesaid looked us if she had just taken a dose of castor oil, or something else b: d to take." aniiest of Thieves -The store of Mr. James Bancroft, on Last Bay, nas neon entered at different limes within the last three weeks, and twenty-eight thousand cigars stolen, valued at nine hundred dollars. Mr. Bancroft having suspicions of the person, procured tlin services of officer Schouho who succeeded., with officer Painter, on Sunday looming,, in arresting seven negroes, the property of Mr. Thomas N. Gadsden. The negroes had bcei working in the store next to Mr. Bancroft's, and made their entrance into hi6 store through t - J?c .1 ti r a .i,.* mo viuiuuvta hi inv i nir. 1 ui'y vuiucssru mnf they hud stolen tlic cigars at the instigation of two white men by the names of Patrick Dannovant and John McDonogh, who reside in' Archhdale Btreet. On searching thp premises, they found about seven thousand of the cigars. The white men were arrested, and with the negroes, were conveyed to jail to await' lawrr trial.? CharUston Mercury