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THE CAMDEN WEEKLY JOURNAL.
VOLUME XVI. CAMDEN, SOUTH-CAROLINA, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 11, 1855. NUMBER 37, JlSisrrllnntotis. Soul li Carolina Mountain Views. A correspondent of tlic Charleston Courier, writing to that paper from Paris Mountain, September 1st, gives a capital description of the country surrounding tlmt interesting portion of nr State. We have seen it for ourselves, and re prepared toendo>se what is said in praise of scenerv.?[Ed. Journal. A rido of about nine miles out of the ilage, brings us to the hospitable abode of Dr. iill-house?the gentleman who owns the house :i the Hill?sometimes called par excellence, be " Mountain House,"' on the summit of Paiis Mountain, Travellers, who may, like myself, be reappointed in prosecuting their journey over h mountains of North Carolina, should avail vheinselvcs of the accessibility of this beautiful r.-treat to the village, and pay it a \isit if only for a day or two. By leaving Greenville with :t good pair of horses very early in the morning, we ran make the ascent of the mountain before breakfast in a little over two hours The dis tance of the base from the village is 7 1 2 miles, and from thence to the top about a mile ami a - ? 1 ?- ?a halt, lheroaais very nnium^, ? w?places steep, making it necessary fur the m>un tain pilgrim to walk up, and give a respite to his wearied steeds. The house is located on the extreme apex of the mountain, commanding a majestic and extended view on all sides but one, which is enclosed by trees. Far as the eye can reach, the visitor hehoids a boundless extent of most rich and picturesque scenery, equalling in beautv, and inorc especially in variet?, any in the State. Uelow him, thin c'ondsof vapor are floating, threatening for a moment to mar the harmony of this beautiful prospect, but gradu ..II.. .r.-crvlvimr nnd leaving the panorama un illl> Ul-uv,. ? 0 , ob<cured. Let us avail ourselves of the oj>[>??r tunity before they gather again, and gaze out. upon this fairy scene. There is the Table Rock ?almost perpendicular on three sides?eleven hundred feet above the base, the sun shining .ipon its bold surface, revealing the fissures in ih- rock made by the water trickling down its >ides?a verdant hedge of foliage covering the sides of the mountain?its summit clothed with a dark 3hade of trees and shrubbery. Apparently within sociable distance from it is < '.esar's Dead, one of the most magnificent pros P? cts in America, now a popular resort for travelers in this pait ofthe country. With a good spyglass you can almost imagine you see old Col Hagood standing in th< door of the Mountain Cottage, hear him wHc -mvou to Ilagoodville with his familiar "Uow are vou, old boy?" and advise you in his very patent a I way to "out otf that loniy thing of a goat b?-ard on your face," an appendage to tin- human eoun K-iiance which, notwithstanding its well known anti-bronchial andantibarbar-ouscharacteristics, the Colonel has long been accustomed to look upon as exclusively appropriate to the lowcorders of the animal creation, and especially of ? ?? ? o i.~ the goat trioe. aii irawm-is mm >?ikU Caesar's Head unite in pronouncing the view from its >umniit unsurpassed. It is said that an officer of the American Navy, who had travelled extensively in Europe and America, and a few years ago visited Caesar's Head, gave it as his opinion that in all his travels he had never found scenery anywhere that would compare in sublimity and beauty with the prospect from its -nmmit. The precipice of Cte-ar's Head is about 2800 feet al>ove the level of the surroundi..r country, and one thousand feet of it per lv perpendicular. The Blue Ridge, with its u.nerable peaks, appear in the distance, anu round and below us we see lessor nioun - of all shades aDd shapes, meadows and , roads, villas, farm houses?in fact, the ' mountain scenery of the* district laid open -.* u*-, distant views of the mountains of irjfi and North Carolina and our own State rne Saluda Range, Whiteside* Mountain, tlie ' 'rhack Mountain, so called from its resem lance to tbo upper dorsal development of an Id ^runter, considerably exaggerated, the Glassy Mountains, Dismal, Prospect, Pine, and other ekvatiou*, (lie uaocs of wbicb t could oot aocuI . 7 Irately learn, nor do I believe anybody about [here can tell with certainty. We cou'd sit all [day gazing with rapture upon such a scene, but as is often the case, when we get so suddenly exalted above our fellows, and begin to look down from a giddy elevation upon the world below us, the curtain gradually 9ee?ns inclined to full, and by and by the clouds are gathering ; we heard the reverberations of distant thundei dvii-or nlonir the horizon, and it seems as if a ?j - a o ? - - - - . sudden storm were about to burst upon u?, and fjr a moment the appearance of things around us is absolutely terrific, as if to warn us that " Pigmies a-e pigmies still, though perched on pyramids." So we seek the shelter of Dr. liillhouse's hospitable roof until it all passes over. The house on the mountain is a p ain, neat building, furnished in country style; '.ho accommodations limited, but convenient ;ind comfortable; the, fare good, wholesome, and abundant. Water is brought up to the house from th* side of the mouutain by means of an aquatic telegraphic wire, along which a bucket is made to descend downs steep declivity into a spring of excellent water.?the bucket being encircled with iron and sinking by its own weight, when it is again drawn up, a distance of three or four I hundred yards, into a covered shed for further <1 isti-ilmtiiin Dr. Hillliouse, the proprietor and landlord of the mountain, is a Physician in n spi-ciaMe practice-rathcr an advantage to his invalid gue-ts. The location of his house is such an one as the quietly disposed traveller' whether sick convales- ' cent or seeking retirement and pure bracing air and water, woulJ \><t likely to select as a temporary home, and I think our friends from belcw will do well to give it a prominent plucein their excursions tables arrangement. RAMBLER. Kama Anna. This remarkable man whose history would be. read with interest, has again hecomo the victim of disappointment, foiled in his ambitious schemes and aspirations, he has been forced to seek a home and an asylum far from the scenes of his ambition and glory. The C/iarlestan Stamdard contains the following condensed history <?f his career, which will remind our rsaders of the events of his life: "Born a few years before I he close of the Ia<t century, lie entered public life in 1851, and attaining to command, lie expelled the royalists from Vera Cruz and was appointed to the command of that city but was deposed again in Nov., 18*22. To avenge this indignity, he rai-ed the standard ot inc. liepuunc against | lturbide, and was successful in his efforts tu j overturn his power. Disgusted with the utt- j tln-rities which succeeded, lie placed himself at J the lica 1 of the Federalist party, but was do j fcated and retired to his estates near Jalap:). ; lu 1828 he came forward to assist i:i elevating ' Guerrero to the Presidency,and being success ; Jul, was appointed to the command of the army. In 1830, he espoused the cause <>l Pedrazza against Bustainente, and defeating the ariny sent against him, Pedrazza waselec j ted President. In 1833Santa Anna was himself j chosen Piesident and continued his precarious I tenure of ollice until 183"). Soon af;er his ! election, Vista and D'Uran took up arms against j liitii, bu? were defeated. In 1835, Lacatecos j became the leader of the reformed (aitybinl 1 U ... . * .. I was a I so overuirowii, anu oaiua .'\iimi e.->u?ci i himself to he proclaimed Dictator. In 1N3G. he marched into Texas and was taken prisoner, tteicused from captivity, he icturned in time to tike part in the defence of Vera Cruz a; ainst the French in 1833, and in this s< rvice he lost . a leg. ' After many vicissitudes lie was again made I President in 1811, and govern*d iihs..Jutelv ! until 1S41, when a revolution hailed him |V?mi : power, and Compeli d him to Hv lite r; hut the Mexicans, invaded t?v h mii.s o. ! this country, were nnahl to g.-t .un ,u witti- ! out him, and he was agdn rivalled to power. In February, 181(5, lie ?'ii> defeat* d he Gene-j ral Taylor at Buena Vista, and during his ah- j enco xvasdepoH'd hv the Mexican 3<-nate. H<* | ! refused to obey, and withdrew toTehuean. In the following campaigi lie was n-ealicd t" the ! -tlprenie command, am] was again defeated by (Jell. Scott at Ceno (io'd >. Al' e" the treat\ of Gundalope Hidalgo, on the 2d ol February, 1848, n change took place in the adiuihisiration of Mexico, and he was again obliged to fly the country. Residing fir.-t at Kingston, Jamaica, and afterwards at Carthageuia, New Grenada, where he engaged in business, he was again recalled to power in the spring of 1852. i and in virtue of his ccnsumalfi address, and the judicious use of ten millions of money received under the stipulations of the Gadsden Treaty, | in: continued in possession of precarious au- | thorite, until the 17tl> ult., when he again 1 * "J ? em'-ased for the Havana." Proper Views-?The Lexington Telegraph j has struck upon a good vein. The following | rcmaiks receive our hearty endorsation : 44 The true policy of the people of the South, is to be more united in regard to the all important subject of her domestic institutions, hidependant of all party considerations?the exigency of the times demand it, as no effort is : lost by the Abolitionists of the North to inflict; injury upon our people?no means unemployed j to impress upon us, that they will not perform the requisitions of our laws. Massachusetts has j openly nullified the fugitive slave law, and bids ! defiance to the Constitution. Read her "liberty j bill," which was vetoed by tho Governor, notwithstanding which tho Legislature passed it by a constitutional majority. This bill nullifies the fugitive slave law and ignores the Constitution. Indeed, the whole North is rapidly tending to the same end. Should we, then, under these circumstances, be contending about minor principles?about old party ties?about Democracy and Wliiggerv? It is our duty to be united, and check, if possible, the inioads attempted to be made upon our rights and our institutions by the Abolitionists of the North. When the Constitution fails to secure the ends for which it was adopted?when compacts are broken, and laws set at defiance?it is high time that the people of the South should rise in their might and, laying aside all old party predilections, strike for ber rights." The Unhappy Keply. ' I do not think it a selfish act if I occupy this whole seat myself, as I am to travel all this j long day,' said I to a lady nearest mc one sul- j try morning as I took the out of the-way end i seat in the cars at Burial for Albany. 4Part?iinli? not' w:k liie reii'v. !i<i I tint niv : J r v - - i "v shawl, books, papers, fan, bouquet, <fcc., in one end, and nestled myself down on the other. I er-.i-.ii trrviri.nl of prniv<?rsaiinn and rendinsr. and had sunk into a fitful slumber, when a gentle tap on my shoulder, mid a 'please miss I' made me wake with a sudden start. The car was filled to overflowing, and a newly arrived party had entered, and a pale little wo man, with a fretful baby in her arms, stood asking permission to sit beside me. With more of pity than of pleasure, I shared my seat with her, yet spoke but few words, and sulkily forbore taking the restless little creature to ease her poor wearied arms; but I merely smoothed its vellow hair a-d it- p.de, baby cheeks, and said Mary was a good and sweet name. For my own comfort, I had opened the window. that I nnitht more di-tinctiv catch those picturesque view-. tli;u flitt- d bv so rapidly, that they seemed like glowing pictures without one imperfection to mar, when my attention was drawn to iny eompanioii who was incessantly couching. ' I do wish you would let down that window,' said site. The coal smoke makes my cough so much worse" I am ashamed to confess it now. but I felt the 'angry bl >od bu. n u my cheek, and a Hashing of the eyes as I rej lied ' I am quite si. k and wearied and troubled, and hungry, and thirsty, and crowded, and litre you come as an intruder, and keep me from the mite of cool fresh air that I am trying to get.? Do you think you are doing as you would be done by?" said T, tartly ; .<! without waiting for a reply, I roso and w.is letting down the window with an angry c-tsii, as a naughty child would slam a uonr sum, wiumi -lie iaui tier poor wasted little hand on my arm, and said-' Oil. don't d<> it tli !' ami burst into' tears, and leaned her bead .> her baby, and cried bitterly. The woman in ? y i.eart was touched; but putting on llie injured nr of a martyr. I compressed my lips, and look up a paper, pretending to read. Pretty soon my eyes grew dimmed.? I could not see without crushing the tears often, and I resolved to ask pardon for my unkindness; but minute after minute glided awav, and we soon reached her place ul destination, and she rose to leave. I rose, too, and the words were | on my lip5, when a gentleman canic to assist her out. .She turned her gentle, tearful eyes upon me with a.sad expression and bowed so sweetly, that my hand was almost upini<ed for the forgiveness?the words were just dropping from my lips?but she was gone. It was too late: and I, a woman, with a le-art. was left with that stinging little barb ?t:c 4 0 it, and the swi-i-t words and wasted 1 .. a . ' that could remove it, wore gone fiom 'sank back in my seat and wept 1 . The gentleman . 'mm .v-isling her and as the car was V. -ok op the place she had vacated. I in.m ?; > the lady was. and he replied: 'Her home i? in W s> n;?] s|,0 ])!W re. turned to the home c; '.!dfe>od. to die.? The whole- familv of is and sisters died of consumption, and sh- i i- one It-ft, is going J tC*.' Oil! I turn-Hi away - u h-n't, mid tried to shut out. from : ;ii ; pulid appealing face, as I rcsoiv- J aii l ?l.-d never again in this poor 1"ft* of ".nine ;.? \\ .-in unkind word. Ohio Farmer. I never hea-d of a an li.it stole his winding sheet, or fougit ' ii nr went to law for a grave. T". > .ui-givssor i:-?vets no mi> li g A - who .mmids hi* .?"ti into the woild tii.efli:riited. and without skill in any art or scieine, d- es as gnat an injur) to mankind as ??? his o-<n lainil v; he defrauds the coinunity of a usef-d i itize?- and lioqueaths to us a nuisanee. !I t;? . --s. h -ooor. rlollies his own tii it the eup of afT! i;!ion. s\<e I- ? earl, lie that leeds ;In* Inn.^ 'v i - - for liiniself a liniitju* l or i < . l?tiicuiess lor j law nipa.-V s .; 1 I ' lit- O'lisequence of, in- <>iii ai; ! lahlt-; in-vertheleSS, it sin>ii.(l in- r< iiii uil'" mi that all is not gold thnt glitters. If you ulii liavv friends, deserve ihviu; :ii< iei path 10 honor and pre frriiM-tit. 1- tl.n . royal road to wealth?? Nay, v.' ilv. that waits on Flora gathers-wei t.- w i ( ince-snnt toil; and the squirrel provide- In- winter stores by daily in dustry. So slnmd man labor, both for the things of this world, .vd fr?r riches that cannot fade. "The hand of tin- diligent shall prosper., "If ye cry diligently unto me, will I not hear I snith the Lord." Pleasing Episode.--It is refreshing to find the influential class of meietv in any highly excited section of the Country turning their at tention, even for a moment, front the discussion of exasperating political topics, and directing their thoughts and coutw-U t.? the tranquilizing consideration of the interests of agriculture, the most virtuous and ennobling of all the practical pursuits of men. Th.-y have lately had an Agricultural Convention in Columbia, South Carolina and the Report made by tbe Commit* t.i>o is so excellent that we transfer it to our col umns, con#dent that we shall gratif}' our readers of all professions by laying it before them. If the spirit of agricultural improvement canbe so thoroughly roused in that State of noble hearts and fiery tempers as to draw off 9ome of her most excitable sons from their exclusive devotion to the political topics of the day, to spend their enthusiasm in the more agreeable and far more profitable occupation nf fanning and planting, and adorning and improving their estates, not only would South Carolina herself become more happy and enriched, but calmness and 1-1 .L .1 _r ,L. qw?;t wouiu ?>uuii iiim* uiv ui my mi bulent discussions wlii?-h a?v ih?\v nuitnting the country. The Report -ecms to have heon received with great unanimity, n Constitution was adopted, and th- Contention adjourned to meet again iu November n<-x'. The Soci ty has I our hearty wishes for the success of its noble aims.?National ItUMigtccr. Lottery Tickets. The following sad circumstance ir. regard to the lottery mania, recently occurred in our own city. A poor hut industrious mechanic had been laboring for years to accumulate sufficient money to purchase a homestead for himself and family. On returning home each Saturday night, he would place his weekly sala ry in the hands or his wile, and request ner in lay it by. A few months since, knowing that he must have saved a couple of thousand d<>l lars by his industry and frugality, and learning that a piece of property was for sale in the i,.1, #.f tIta oifv vi'liioh u-mtld ho Hll "WV"I " V.v, .....v.. .... advantageous investment, he called upon the owner, and it was offered to him at a bargain. Ovci joyed with his good fortune, he hastened home to his wife, and conveyed to hertheg'ad news, and asked for the money to close the purchase. But alas! there was no joyful response in the countenance ol his better half; but bursting into tears she wept most bitterly, and refused to be comforted. The husband was as tonished, and asked for an explanation. With head averted, and voice interrupted by heartbroken sobs, 6he made known to her liuslnnd the startling fact?which fell like a thunderbolt ni'iielnnrr liio Km in mrH ffllNinft r*?R UJJU1I IIHIIy klUQWIMfj ..!? ? r sot] to totter arid reel ftom its throne?that >lie had wasted all his hard earnings in the purchase of Havana lottery tickets! The vacant stare frotn the eyes of the husband which met litis atoiiishing disclosure, plainly showed that he was no longer capable of appreciating his loss, hut with a maniac laugh, he left his home, his wife and little ones, never more to return. A few days more passed, and his body was taken from the river; the Coroner held an inquest upon it; and a verdict of "sui fide'' informed the public how he had died; hut why he died remained a secret. We iiad this sad narrative from one who knew the family well, both in the bright day of their prosperity and happiness' and in the gloomy night of their misery and wretchedness. Many a tale, equally melancholy with the above, might be told of poor people in our city, who have for years been spending the means they have earned by the sweat of their brows, and defrauding their families by the purchase of lottery tickets, in the vain hope of some day drawing a prize, of which there is less probability than that they wii! be struck by lightning. Take our advice?we give it gratis - ---u ?? i~...... _ at?,? ana noil i purcmise luutij uvnckn.? Orleans Daily Delta. > ? Two Laws for the Ladies.?1. Before von bow to n lady in the street, permit her to decile whether you may do so or not, by at least a look of recognition. 2. When your companion bows to a lady, you should do the same. When a gentleman bows to a lady in your company, always bow to hi in in return. Nothing is so ill understood in America as tho<p conventional laws of society, so well Understood and practiced in Europe, Ladies complain that gentlemen pass thcni by in the streets unnoticed, when, in fact, the fault arises from their own breach of politeness. It is their duty to do the amiable first for it is a privilege which ladies enjoy of choosing their own assochiti's or acquaintances. No gentleman likes to risk the being cut in the streets by a lady through a premature salute. Too many ladies I it would seem, "don't know their trade" of ! politenes. Meeting ladies in the street, whom one has casually met in company, they seldom bow unless lie hows first; and when a gentleman ever departs from the rule of good breeding, except occasionally by way of experiment, i his acqnintances do not multiply,but he stands probably charged with rudeness. The rule is plain. A lady must be civil to a gentleman in whose company she is casually brought; but a gentleman is not upon this to presume upon acquaintanceship the first time he afterwards meets her in the street. If it be her will, she gives some token of recognition, when the gentleman may bow; otherwise he must pass on and consider himself a stranger. No lady need hesitate to bow to a gentleman, for he will promptly and politely answer oven if lie has forgotten his fair saluter. None but a bruto can do otherwise; should he pass on rudelj*, his character is declared, and there is a cheap riddance. Politeness, or good breeding, is like law?1"the reason of things." Tiie Bloom of Age.?A good woman never grows old. Years may pass over her head, but if benevolence ana virtue uweit in ner iieart, > she is cheerful as when the spring of life first opened to her view. When we look upon a good woman we never thing of her age she looks I as charming as when the rose of youth first bloomed on her cheek. That rpse has not faded yet; it will never fade. In her neighborhood she is the friend and benefactor. Who does not respect and love the woman who has passed her ? -i> 1.:..J_??, I J Wo rn. a ays 111 iicis u1 muuuim miu Iiivivj 1 >1 v u peat, such a woman cannot grow old. She will always bo fresh and buoyant in spirits and active in humble deeds of mercy and benevolence If the young lady desires to retain the bloom and beauty of youth let her not yield to the i sway of fashion and folly let her love truth and virtue and to the close of life she will retain those feelings which now make life appear a garden of sweets ?ever fresh and ever new. Hon. Joseph A. Woodward.?This distinguished gentleman, for many years a talented and influential member of Congress from South Carolina, is now and has been in our town for some time past. Mr. Woodward is a genuine true hearted Smithcm rights man-devoted to his native South. He openly proclaims his sympathy ? ' e -t ;?? ..e #?,? lor ana ins auminuinn or wiu prim-ipics ui ??.o . American party, as laid down in the plat j forms of the Philadelphia and Montgomery I Conventions. He thinks the formation of the American j party, a good guarantee for the protection of Southern rights. It would gladden the hearts of any member of our party to hear this distinguished gentle * -l.? tmnn give bis reasons lor approving oar ptiH- i fcfTOfl.?TWio^a Rtporter. | 1'rofauHy* We have recently been thrown into largo companies of strangers at different places and among the most disagreeable ('four reminscenees is tliat of profane language employed more -1 - ? V i j constant!? and unreservedly man we ever neani before. Whether (bid abominable prat-lice is actually on the increase, or we wore unfortunate in falling into an atmosphere of society net-tiliarlv infected witb ibis moral malaria, we 1 V are unable to determine. Certain it is that our ears are yet tingling with the horrid oaths and curses we have heard ascending almost constantly to heaven from persons in every grade of society. With no affectation of refinement, we now give utterance to our sentiments on the subject, and solemnly protest against this most gratuitous and daring custom by which the majesty of tho Supreme is daily insulted. That a profane and irreverent use of the name of the Creator and Redeemer of the world is a coarse vulgarism not to he tolerated in the society of ladies is universally admitted. Even an mug the more refined of the other sex, smh language is only employed out of their company for the occasional purpose of adding point or emphaaie to their most earnest conversation. But many persons who reprobate the practice reserve to themselves the privilege of using such language on special occasions, and are willing to tolerate in others that which they will not altogether abandon themselves. Ry the customs of society therefore it appears to be considered sufficiently genteel to utter the most impious language in tho presence and defiance of the omnipreseut Jehovah, provided that ladies are not within hearing, and lbp ttpr-HsInn seems to call for moro than ordina- I ry earnestness of expression. We will not stop to inquire whether such deference to female taste is not itself iusulting, by comparison, to the majesty of Heaven.? Profane language is direely and immediately impious. It is, n clear, emphatic, and undeniable declaration of the individual that he doo6 not and will not pay even a decent respect to the Creator and Supreme Ruler of tho um. verse. In the category of human crimes it stands next to that form of blasphemy whieh the suriptures teach us is the sin never to be forgiven. We are persuaded that the general preva lence of the custom is duo to the impression that it is a sign of manly courage. It is how ever very questionable whether the courage it is supposed to indicate is genuine, One thing is certainly true; that it is no dishonor to any man to fear his maker. Far better would it be to endure the imputation of cowardice like this, than to expose oiie's-self, by habile of out rageous blasphemy, to tho special vengeance ol Heaven!?Raleigh Post. PersounI Independence. By personal independence, we mean that selfreliant spirit which leads one to regulate his conduct by the dictates of his own judgment? that sterling quality which distinguishes the man front the mere automaton, Founded on conscious integrity, and a strong, determined will, it may bo regarded one of the surest evidences of true manliness. Let a man be clothed in the garb of his own individuality?let him act always in accordance with an educated sense of duty?let him hold and feel himself directly ?^ ~ . l-v 1 ^ It ia n/tfe otis? tin mticf rlooorva ou rrs|juuaiujc IUI mo HVW, ????U U? ux.ov. .v well us win, the admiration and respect of his fellows. Man, it is true, is a social being, and can find happiness only by communion with his kind ; but mentally, each should be for himself ?each should thiuk for himself?so that the modified results of action and reaction may be realized. There is, indeed, in personal independence, a dignity and loftiness which makes it an adorning characteristic of manhood and youth. We cannot conceive of a grander spectacle than that afforded by him, who, amid danger, and tomniaiinn ond s/virn. ealmlv* and alone nursuos kv...r.U..w.., , ........j the path of duty, rough though it be, and hedged in by numerous perils. I3ut if these remarks are applicable to man, considered as a responsible being, they certainly apply, with no los9 force, to him as a member of the body politic. As the citizen of a republic? as a freeman?it becomes his duty to divest himself of the control of disguising friends or mischievous enemies. Having the great privilege .i-- fv.i?/Oiicn nntifidr-H tn him. he ui tilt; uainv ?< nuviii?v should guard with vestal cnrc against its corrup. tion ; and conscious of the grave responsibility to be incurred by its abuse, he should go the ballot box, not like the galley-slave of party, but like a freeman, glorying in his individuality. * *'* South Carolinian. Behavior in Church.?Nothing, in our opinion, displays so great want of moral traininor or resnect for decent deportment in lite, as "O i m bad couduct in church. It may be 50I down as an infallible rule, that if a boy or youug man shows no respect to the sanctity of the honse of God, has but little respect for himself or society generally. Where wo ask will you expect to find good conduct if not in the church? We care not how little a person may think of religion or the sacredness of God's earthly house,a decent respect for the opinions, comforts and intentions of the rest of the congregation w ill indues every well disposed individual to deport himself become inrrlv during the solemn services of the church; o / w and he or they who so far forget tho place or the occasion, as to laugh, talk or otherwise annoy the assembly, should be considered bad companions or associates in any society. Perhaps there is nothing better calculated to impress the mind of a stranger of the condition 1 - * - i- ?L! .1. I. of society in tne community in which ne may, by cliaucc have fallen, than the general attendance and deportment of the citizens of that community during religious services, jvutT if that attendance and deportment be" good, it shows a healthy, moral and intelligent com muuity, but if the deportment of a few boys or young men be objectionable and annoying, it i\?*Uf%. msn/4 r?f tha a*runjrer. loruiuiy 11 i|iiviiu iuiiiu ? ..... - 0- , that a bad state of morals exist, and that parcuts aro sadly deficiont in precept and example in imbuing the minds ol their cnuaren wim i a respect 1" >r 4he ordittanoes and people of God.?Laurtnsvillc Herald. ' I Honoring Parents. As a stranger went into the clitirchyard c: pretty village, he beheld three children n ntwly made grave. A boy, about ten year . age, was busily engaged in placing plant. turf about it, vhilc a girl who appeared ? . ' or two younger, held in her apron a few ri t wild flowers. The third child, still young'.- , w sitting on the grass, watching with thou : "" look the movements of the other two wore piece;1 of crape on their hats, and other signs of mourning, such as arc somen, worn by the poo'r who struggle between t. poverty and their affections. The girl soon began planting some of i wild flowers around the head of the grave, * ! the stranger addressed them : " Whose grave is this, cbildren, about wl:";' you are so busily engaged f" " Mother's grave, sir," said the boy. " And did your father send you to plarc flowers around vour mothers crave?" "No, sir. father lies here too, nnd little ^ : and sister Jane." " When did they die ?" 41 Mother was buried a fortnight vestrr-: sir, but father died last winter; they *11 here." " Then who told you to do this!" M Vi\V?nf1r oir " renliefl the rrWK "Then why do you do it?" , They appeared at a lo?s fur an answer, but t! * stranger looked sb kindly at them that at I'.n ? t the eldest replied, as the tears started in n..? eyes: " Oh, we do love them sir!" " Then you put these grass turfs and wild flowers where your parents arc laid, because y*_!. Invp thorn " Yes, sir," they all eagerly replied. What can be more beautiful than such a;, exhibition of children honoring deceased parents? Never forget the dear parents who loved and cherished you in your infant days. Ever remember their parental kindness. Honor their memory, by doing those tilings which you knew would please tliem were they now alive, b.v r particular regard to their dying commands, anr carrying 011 their plans of usefulness. Are your parents spared you 1 Ever treat them as yoi: will wish vou had done, when you stand a lonely orphan at llieir graves ! How will a remembrance of kind, affectionate conduct toward those de parted friends then help to soothe your grief and heal your wounded heart - ?? Refcsed to Fioht a Duel.-?Mr. Cohen, signee of Adams <fc Co., at San Francisco, hrn ing challenged James King, of William, ev banker, the latter refused to 6ght for nmrai reasons, IIo says to the second of Mr. Cohen however: "The relative positions of Mr C?*hen and rn\ self are entirely unequal in worlly fortunes and domestic relation. lie is understood to be possessed of an abundant fortune. In tbo event ofbis fall be would have ample means for the support of his wife and child. Recent events have stripped me entirely of what I or.ee possessed. Were I to fall, I should leave a large family without the means of support My duties and obligations to my family have much more weight with me than any desire t<. please Mr. Cohen or his friends in the manner proposed. "1 have ever been opposed to duelling o moral prounds. My opinions were known to Mr. Cohen ;and when lie addressed me the note which you had the impudence to deliver lie wr. well aware that it would not lie accepted or answered affirmatively. That is sufficient to demonstrate his contcmptble cowardice in this silly attempt to manufacture for himself a repu tation for chivalry. "Do not flatter yourself, sir that this com munication is made out of regard either for yourself or to Mr. Cohen. I write this for pub lication in the newspaper- I avow prim iples oi which I arn not ashamed, and shall abiJ-j tinresult." Attempt to Defsaud Insurance Comiv. nie8.?A man named Alexander II. Petrio. unarrested in New York, Thursday morning, chari. * ? j II- ni .i. 1/ ? eil Willi an ancmpi 10 ucii.iuu uiu uiuue aiuma. Insurance Company of that city. Tetric, it :> said, represented himself as the own?-r of a steamer called the G. \V. P. Custi*, at Wash ington, D. C., which vessel he said he was about bringing round to New York, procuring from tho Campany a policy for 82,500. Policies were also taken from the Virginia Marine, and Sun Insurance Companies, amounting in all to 87,500. The vessel is said not to have been wnrlli innw tlmn iRO 000. Petrie employed a man named Van Bushkiik to pilot the steamer to New York; but told him he desired to have him run her ashore high and dry. Van Bushkirk saw that the vessel was unseaworthy, but he started with her, and instead of running ashore, he made her fast to the dock at Alexandria, Va., and hurried r ff to New Yorh to inform the Insurance Companies oftho transaction. Thereupon, a warrant was issued for Petrie's arrest. He was stopping at Keyport, N. J., at the time but he is now under lock and key at the City. Hall, awaitnig the action of the United States PY.rict Attorney. The Wilmington Herald understands that a few days 6ince, a man by the name of Henry A. Goodman, who attended to Mr. Wm. B. Robinsons distillery* in the lower part of Bladen county, whs shot by some person secreted in swamp mar the distillery and slightly wound ed. Air. Goodman owes his life to a lightwood post, which fortunately stood between l-:? ....J ?nnr>n>il..rl flSSASsill. flnd which iiiui hiiu u'o - > received several of tiie shot. It is said that a person is suspected of the outrage and will probably le arrested, when tho whole matter will undergo a judicial examination. ? A horse shoo of novel construction has lately been brought forward. The main merit claimed for it i% that it can ho used without the ordinary nails?the mode of fastening it being by means of a thin iron cap fitted as an external covering to the foot, to which tie body of the shoe is appended, the whole being kept on the hoof by a email naif road, attack" 1 ing the skies at their eoda.