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' Vol* III. Abbeville C. H,, S. C. June 10. 1846. No. 15.!
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Jicto tZTerms.
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previous to the close of the volume.
( Correspondence of the Banner.)
Lake Harris, (Fla.) May 10.
Friend Allen.?L took leave of you
at St. Augustine, on the 27th April. On
the morning of the 29th, mounted upon
a pony, with gun in hand, accompanied
by William Gordin, a mulatto, who
ownes several thousand acres of Florida
land. I started up Mandarin river, on
my route to Smyrna, a distance of nearly
one hundred miles. At 8 o'clock of
the first day, we passed fort Peyton,
near which Oceola, was ingloriously
The country through which we travelled
was mostly pine baren, and
scrub land. At 2 P. M. we called on
Mr. Dupont, an old settler, who is experimenting
upon raising the arrow
root, of which growth, he has twenty
acres planted, besides a large crop of
com. He thinks, that growing the arrow
root, will soon become a very profitaI
I. i : it' : a * n r> T%./t
Die ousmess in una rugiuu. ai u i . m.
we arrived at the place of Gen. Hernandez,
which is the largest plantation in
successful operation in the coast region,
of East Florida. He has 60 acres
planted in sugar cans, and 18Q in corn,
and works 90 hands. His overseer is
from Louisiana,?has experience in the
sugar raising business, and expects to
make 500 hogshead of Sugar for the
General in 1848. They have an engine
in operation of sufficient power to
grind ail the cane, as well as to grind
the corn, used on the plantation, and it
is now propelling two saws, each of
which, will saw 3000 feet of lumber per
day. The General's corn is splendid,
and his cane is tolerably good.
On the morning of the 30th we left
for Smyrna. This was a gloomy morning;
the road almost perfectly level, in
a pine barren, a little to the right of a
verv rich countrv. embracing several ex
?/# J f o
tensive hammocks. At 10, my guide
directed my attention to a prairie on the
left, where were several deer feeding, as
yet undisturbed. I immediately dismounted,
raised my gun, and taking deliberate
aim at the largest buck, fired,
when, to my utter astonishment, he
raised his colors, cast a scornful look at
the aggressor, and giving one nasal
shout of victory, sailed triumphantly in/o
distant retreats of the extensive praif
rie. Could you believe that the decep*
tive distance of an object, on a treeless
plain, had induced me, to shoot three
1 hundred yards at a deer, with buckJ
shot, expecting to bring him down ?
/ At 12 M. we entered a road, leading
| to the magnificient ruins, of the Bulow
I plantation. Here are some of the best
I lands on the east side of the St. Johns
i river; several hundred acres of which
\ were once cultivated. The rich lands
| are still there, but the very expensive
f mills, and machinery, are iu ruins, haj
ving never been restored since they
J were destroyed by the Indians.
I Harriot's place, as well as Dunlawton,
I and one or two other places, are in a
\ similar condition, a mass of ruins.
\ At Sundown, we arrived at Munson's,
*on spruce creek, nine miles from SinyrVia.
During the two d:?ys, I travelled
/nearly ninety miles?killed one eaglo,
one aligator, two deer, and having stopi
ped for the night, on spruce creek, came
' well nigh being conquered, by inusketoes
and sand flies.
I Fancy that you see me seated at the
j table at candle light. A struggle enj
sues. The stomach stimulated by hunj
ger, makes powerful effort to secure an
j amount of nutriment, greater than will
fsuppiy tuc wasic, uuiisv<|ucui uj?uii u
contribution, levied upon the system, by
the musquitoes and sand flies. And
when victory seeing perching upon the
f standard of insect army, a reserve corps
I appears in the form of a mulatto servant,
( arrived wijh a roll of burning paper. AfV
tpr circling the table some five times,
arfthcttvaUiung your correspondent in a
dense cloud of smoke. The insects are
^qp^ned, and the stomach becomes vie
Jg*|pus. ; ,
* ; On (he first day of May I dismissed
-mi guide, aqjd with an overcoat and my
/kitli^ gun as baggage,.I took " the
' wtool&s line,!' for Major Taylor'*. upon
.Jake Monroe, distance, $25 miles, "the
piut of the road was only an Indian
*n<fbaidto find, but at 9 o'clock, 1
came to a plainer pathway. Alter pas y
sing the bad waters of spruce creek, I n
entered a prairie, and owing to the hea- d
vy spring rains, I walked more than two tl
miles, where every footstep was in water "
of three inches depth. To an individual
who is miserable, when deprived of f
society, this day, could not have been
equalled by any thing short of a Catholic
Purgatory. But to me it seemed t]
crowded, .with circumstances of solitary v
interest. The atmosphere I breathed, S(
was the scented atmosphere, of the lull tj
blooming sweet bay and magnolia, occasionally
interpersed with the rising insects,
emanating from the extensive
plant beds on the ever-blooming prai- ?
ries. My music was the sweet warbling
of the forest birds, with an Eolian
accompaniment, produced by the passing
of the sea breeze through the long tj
leaves of the pines, while the intermediate
forest were filled, down to the dou- j|
ble base, by the paroquets, the jackdaws, ^
the whooping Cranes and owls, and aligatois.
My fare was plain, but a fatiguing jwalk
of twelve miles, gave an appetite
which made my plain fare more desirable
than the dainties of a king. |
Spntprl unnn n rivnv hank, thii-tnr.n
miles from any living human being,
who could suppress a thought from wan- ^
dering home, and enquiring, how would
my family relish their noonday meal, if ^
they knew my present situation ?
Refreshed, I wandered on amidst
flocks of wild Turkeys, and herds of ?
spotted fawns, accompanied by their ^
aged sires
Robbery? What means that king
of birds, in hot pursuit of a fish hawk, ?
which bears a large fish in its talons? a
The eagle advances with a wild and
horrific scream. His lightning speed, ^
cannot be evaded by the powerful fish
hawk, and he lets fall the fish. The ^
eagles eye discovers it, he seizes the fish
in its fall, in mid air, and bears it away n
in triumph. This is what I saw, and ^
this is the character of ihe American
ea?le* . A
At dark I arrived at Major Taylor's, p,
the enchanting residence on the beauti- r''
ful lake Monrue. B j
(for tiie banner.) '?
The illustrious Bun van, never in my si
opinion uttered a sentiment more replete ft
with truth than when he said :?" an ^
idle man's head is the devil's workshop." tj
Human nature is so constituted that the ^
immortal mind must and will be em- a
ployed either for good or evil. il
How import it is then, that young cl
men should be engaged in some kind of ^
business. I would say, if they have
hitherto realized two dollars per day, it I\
is better now to make 5 cents per day 11
than to live in idleness. But we are ^
told by one, that life is irksome to him, n
and he imagines every one to be his a
enemy. Now all this is the legitimate tl
I rf * l r .Ml __ J* * tl
onsprmg euner 01 mieness or uissipa- "
tion, and they are almost always found ^
in company: j,
The best enjoyment a
Is good employment. a
Never be cast down by trifles. If a a
spider breaks his thread twenty times, v
will he mend it again. Make up your '
minds to do a thing, and you will do it.
Fear not, if a trouble come upon you, t;
keep up your spirits though the day be a
a dark one; a
" Hope in the true heart never dies s
Trust on the day star yet shall rise." ?
If the sun is going down, look up to j
the stars?if the earth is dark, keep ^
your eyes on heaven. In other words
trust in God. -If you have an enemy, ~
, act kindly to him, and make him your j
friend. Von mnv not win him nvpr at
[ once, but try again. Let one kindness Q
be followed by another, till you have
' composed your end. By little and little
| great things are completed.
" Water falling day by day, v
Wears the hardest rock away." s
[ The principle key to certain success t
in any thing is Perseverance; by it r
? Franklin was enabled to bind the light- f
i ning with a hempen cord and bring it a
! harmless from the skies. By untiring e
perseverance, our gallant forefathers, a
1 made us a nation of freemen. Because f
ou may have been unsuccessful in busiicss
do not despair, remember the dying
eclaration of the immortal Lawrence
donH give up the ship."
Mold up your head, then, man of grief,
Nor longer to the tempest bend ;
"or soon or late must come relif
The coldest darkest night will end."
Let your motto henceforth' be indusry,
perseverance and frugality, and you
/ill soon be enabled to cross rivers of
arrow, and mountains of difficulties,
lat now appear to you impossible.
I once heard an old Jer remark, that
printing* office was no place for lovelaking,
and I have since experienced
le truth of his observation?being- now
erfectly convinced that the flower of
)ve can never bloom in the midst of
^pes, stands and printing ink.
It was my fortune once to sojourn for
few days in the village of .
)irprflv nnnnsitft thr? nffipfi wns n nrottv
J -J'J ? 1 J
;hite cottage, with rose bushes clambeing
around the casement, and I was not
)ng in making the discovery that the
fore-said white cottage with the roseiiuded
window, contained a fair inmate
?a flower whose beauty far outshone
le roses that clustered around the winow.
She was a little blue eyed, saucy
joking creature of some sixteen suinlers.
She was the belle of the village.
Ier name was Mary?sweet poetic
" I have a poetic passion for the name
f Mary."
It was a beautiful summer morning,
nd I had raised the window to admit
le cool breeze from the flower-decked
elds, and it was not long before I pereived
that the cottage window was also
oisted, and that sweet little Mary was
sated near it busily engaged with her
eedle. I worked but little that morn-.
)g. My eyes constantly wandered towards
the cottage window, where little
lary sat, and all sorts of strange and
intastic notions whirled through my
incy lighted brain, and I began to think
felt a slight touch of what the poets call
we, sliding in at the Conner of my heart.
A few days passed and chance made
le acquainted with Mary. Heavens !
tie was a sweet creature?she had a
>rm that would have shamed the famous
renus de Medici?a cheek that outlushed
the richest peach?and a lip
lat would have tempted the bee from
is hive on a frosty morning. 1 thought,
s I gazed on her in mute admiration,
lat I had never looked upon one so exuisitely
beautiful. She seemed tininbodiment
of all that is lovely and
YW ll, time passed on, and one day
lary expressed a desire to visit the prin
ng office. Gad! thought I, what a
hange ! I'll do it there, yes, there in
le very midst of the implements of
line art?why should'nt I? Love in
printing office?eh ! There was some?ing
original in that, ?fhd I resolved to
y it at all hazards.
Well, Mary came to the office, and I
xplained to her the uses of the various
implements of the. black art?the press
nd the roller?the ink and the stands,
nd the boxes of the A. B. C's. I took
n opportunity to snatch her pretty lilyirhite
hand, and she drew it back,knockng
a stick of matter into pie!
" I must have a kiss for that my prety
one," said I, and at it I went. I manged
to twist my arm around he^ waist,
nd in struggling to free herself, she upet
a galley of editorial, a long article
n the Oregon question. Nothing
aunted I made at her again. This time
was more successful, for I obtained a
:iss. By St. Paul! it was a sweet one
?and the little witch bore it like a maryr?she
never screamed once ; but.as
raisedmy lips from hers, she lifted her
lelicate little hand, and gave me a box
m the ears that made me see more stars
han ever were viewed by Herschel
hrough his big telescope. Some what
lettled, and with my sheek smarting
vith pain, I agained seized her waist and
aid, "Well, if you don-1 like it,just
ake back the kiss." She made a despeate
struggle, and as she jerked herself
rom my firms, her foot struck the lye-pot,
md over it went! Another galley of
editorial was sprinkled over the floor,
tnd in her efforts to reach the door, her
Dot slipped and she fell, and in the effort
to sustain herself, her hand?her lily
white hand?the same little hand that
had come in contact with my ears?oh,
horrible! was stuck up to the elbow in
the ink keg! Shade of Franklin 1 what
a change came over the beauty of that
hand ! She slowly drew it from the keg
dripping with ink and asked me what
use I made of that tar ! I began to be
seriously alarmed and apologised in the
best manner I could, and^to my surprise, i
she seemed rather pleased than angry?
but there was a u lurking devil in her <
eye" that told me there was mischief
afloat. As I stood surveying the black
covering of her hand, scarcely aole to
suppress a laugh at its strange metamorphosis,
she quickly raised it on high,
and brought it down ' ker slap" upon
my cheek! Before I could recover from
rnir cnmrioo tlio onmn little liorl n.
gain decended, and again left its inky
imprint on my check.
" Why Mary," I exclaimed, u what
are you about tn
"1 think you told me you rolled ink
on the Jacc of the form," with a loud
laugh and again her hand lit upon my
face?taking ine a broad slap in the
very middle of my countenance, and
most woiully bedaubing my eyes.
With a light step and a merry peal of 1
laughter, she skipped through the door.
She turned hack when beyond my reach,
and with her roguish face peering at the ;
doorway, shouted back,
' I say, Charley, what kind of a rol- <
ler does my hand make ?"
" Oh," said I, " you iake too much i
ink." i
" Ha! ha!" she laughed, " well good
bye Charley?that is my impression ! ha!
ha! ha!?
1 went to the glass and surveyed myself
for a moment, and I verily believe
I could have passed for a Guinea negro
without the slightest difficulty.
l< And so," said I to myself, " this is
love in a printing office. The devil fly
away with such love !"
The next morning when the editor
came to the office, 1 rather calculate"
he found things a little topsy turvy.
However, that made no difference to
me?for i had mizzled long before day- 1
I bore the marks of that scene for ma- i
ny a day, and now whenever I see a lady
enter a printing office, I think of lit- (
tie Mary, and keep my eye on the ink 1
keg?and though she were as beautiful i
as Hebe I would not venture to touch 1
her with a ten foot pole. '
Talk about love in a boudoir?love !
in a bower?love on a spring seat sofa
?love by moonlight, starlight, lamplight,
or any other kind of light, and 1
i l 1 i
iiiu wim yuu ncuii <iiiu suui?uui l pr*iy
you by the ghost of Faust, never talk to
me about lore in a printing ojjicc ! 1
From the N. Y. Sun.
Four Days Later from Europe.
The steamship Great Britain, Capt.
Hosken, arrived this morning at halfpast
nine o'clock, less than twenty days
from Liverpool, having sailed thence on
the 9th inst.
Cotton has advanced 1-8 of a penny.
The form of the Oregon Notice passed
by the United States Senate is highly
gratifying to the British, and all agree
that it ensures a speedy adjustment of
the dispute.
rni_ _ _ . -i n *
i iie siriKe amongsi me rmgnsn operatives
in the building trade continues.
The masters are meeting it by a counter-combination.
Smith O'Brien, number of Parliament,
continued in bondage.
Weekly Steam Mails between England
and America.?We are enabled
to make an announcement regarding
the conveyance of mails between this
country and America which will be
hailed with gratification by the whole
community. The government have
entered into a further contract with the
British and North American Royal
Mail Company, the effect ol which is to
secure a weekly communication by steam
between Liverpool and the United States s
I of America A steamer of great power
and size will be dispatched direct from
Liverpool to New York every alternate
Saturday during eight months of the
year. These trips are to be performed
as additional voyages and irrespective of
the fortnightly voyages to Halifax and
i Boston; as this latter service will cont
WILL be conspicuously inserted at 75
jents per square for the first insertion,
ind 37? cents for each continuance?
onger ones charged in proportion. ThoBe
lot having the desired number of inseriotiQ
mnrlrpH nnnn tlinm will hp PontiriliPll
in til ordered out, and charged according*
For advertising Estrnys Tolled, TWO
DOLLARS, to be paid by the Magistrate.
For announcing a Candidate, TWO
DOLLARS, in advance.
All letters or communications must
be directed to the Editor, postage paid.
tinue just as at present, with the alteration
of sailing from Liverpool as well as
from Boston, always on Saturdays, instead
of a fixed day of the months, as at
present. The steamers to New York
..i * ? i ? .1 . i
win uisu lUKts iiiKii uepi.riures always on
Saturday. By this arrangement there
will be a steamer from Liverpool to
America every Saturday, and from the
American side also every Saturday, the
only difference being that Boston and
New York will alternately be the ports
of departure.
The European Times of the 8th ult.
" Six months ago fears of a rupture
with the United States were general.
Now they have disappeared. Not the
I ?! - ! I _ * - ? 1
iuu&i uuiuiuuuun was visaoie yesieraay,
when it became known that the Senate
had passed the resolution for giving the
notice, and, as we have intimated in
another column, it had no visible effect
on the cotton or any other market.
This is most gratifying. We are now
in the second act of the Oregon drama,
under Mr. Polk's managemen?may
the concluding one be as satisfactory
and pacific.
From the Manchester Examiner we
cxtract the following:?
" Now the long debate is at an end,
the field of negotiation is again'openeu j
and we hope and believe, that both Go-,
vernments will enter into it with a full
rlnla rm motinn < a orlmc?* ? ^
muiv/i xiiiiitiuv/ii ivj uujuoi a l|UC3ilUU
ivhich, however really unimportant to
either country, has lor some time given
rise to serious apprehensions, lest the
peace of the world be disturbed.
The London Sun discourses in this
" The Senate of the United States after
nine weeks tedious discussion, have
at last brought their deliberation on the
Oregon to a close, and a resolution as
mild and inoffensive, and indeed friendly
towards England, as the most sincere
advocate of peace in both countries de
sire?with a few exceptions, at least, as
far as our attention has been directed to
the long- speeches?the language was
conciliatory and prudent?it displayed
but little of the animosity which distinguished
the harangues in the House of
Representatives. The speakers in general,
showed that they were practical
men, and resolved to follow a safe and
peaceful line of conduct, spite of the fiery
denunciations of the mob orators, and
and the no less fiery and warlike Message
of the President."
We could fill in this way, a column,
with extracts from various paper's, all
breathing the same amicable spirit.
But we have furnished sufficient we
a .1 - f 1 r ?
uunK, 10 sansiy me irienas 01 peace, tnat
Dtir difficulties with England are in a
fair way of adjustment.
The accounts from various parts of
Ireland, as to the wants of the
people, are painfully apparent. One
clay last week sixty people were admitted
into the poor house at Dungraven.
At Tuam the destitution is described as
being fearfully on the increase.
The Relief Committees in Galway
aire busy in meeting the evil. The peo
pie are siaiea 10 De in me most wreicnea
condition imaginable. Towards the
Listowel Relief Fund the Lord Lieutenant
has subscribed the sum of 500
pounds. In various parts of Tipperary
efforts are being made to meet and provide
for the deficiency in the food of the
Telegraphic Joke.?The Washington
correspondent of the
Pennsylvania Inquirer says that a
few evenings since in Baltimore,
the people were anxiously waiting
/% /? . * * -
lor news irom tne Army, and there
being none to send, the operator at
the Washington line sent on letter
by letter?44 T-h-e-r-e a>r??e a
g-r-e-a-t ra-a-n-y M-e-x-i-c-a-n-s"
?here there was a fall stop, and
the Baltimore operator made signs
to proceed. The Washington*dp
jj.i __ ?J ?J-J ?
croiur uiu SO) aim euueu ipe sen*
tence with the words i-n M >e>iri?
c-o." A great rattling followed
from the Baltimore end of the line,
as much as to say?" when I come
oil 1 will pitch into you like a thou*
sand of brick."
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