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THE BANNER. J
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[WEEKLY.]
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Vol. III. Abbeville C. H? S. C. Sept. 23, 1346 Mo. 30..
Published every Wednesday Morning, bv (
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WEiO IS TRULY GKEAT.
( Concluded.)
Prudence and greatness are ever persuading
man to contrary pursuits. The
one, instructs him to be contented with
his station in life, let that station be what
it may, and to find happiness by bounding
every wish. The other, impels
him to superiority, and calls nothing
i : u..*. fr?._
nujijiiiK ss um iit|iiure. 1 iiu oup again,
directs him to think and act with the
rest of mankind. The other drives him
forward nd exposes him as a mark to
the taunts of envy, or shafts of ignorance.
And in a word, the little mind that loves
itself will act and think with the vulgar;
but the great mind, will bravely deviate
if necessary, and scorn the beaten path
from universal benevolence (Goldsmith.)
Thus Solitaries, the great and
noble Greek, whose name decks the
unnals of his countries history, and sheds
honor on the land that gave him birth; ;
who, when in the hour of awful danger, i
marched gallantly with sword in hand
to fi^ht the battles of his injured country,
and in peace, usefully employed in rea- '{
ring ?'mti instilling the principles ol mo- |
raliiy in the minds uf tender youth, bold- I
ly deviated from tbc beaten track, and '
mi Idzzied by the splendor of others
reputation, he chalked out a true path ,
to fame. He looked on and beheld the
towering forest and craggy peaks of !
lofty mountains, and thus observing
mysterious nature, he discovered the peculiar
adaptation of all nature for the
A.cr. _ - l - ? ? 1
uiui'i"t*ni puipw>f:.? iu uu secureu. ue i
marked the stormy cloud, as it rose in
awiul gloom above the horizon, and
heard with admiration the deep majestic
roar of distant thunder And in con- .
temptation, observes the ruling hand of
Providence, in fixing and guiding the
destinies of man. Now Socratks, revolving
these things in his mind, and
meditating upon them with the judg
ment of a philosopher, concluded that
sucn must be the works ol omnipotence.
iS'o longer could paganism rule his magnanimous
soul, for "through nature lie
had looked up to nature's God." Socrates
knew that God did exist. He
s.iw him in the clouds, and heard him
m the winds. All nature spoke his existence,
and who is he that cannot hear?
Actuated then, by the pure spirit of
magnanimity and of benevolence, he
taught the youth of Athens a strange 1
God?yet the true and only God?the
maker of heaven and earth and all other
things that exist Such doctrines being
considered corruptions by the literati
of Athens, Sociiatks was summoned before
the council to account for his teachings.
Proud of his fault, he stood without
friends in the midst of his accusers,
mad with envy and fanaticism, and de- ,
clared w?th the firmness of a stoic, that
God did exist. Uproar and confusion
nrevailed. and Socrates nriiiKilu cnn.
( 7 ""J J "
demned, died a martyr to the cause of
truth and humanity. As if conscious
too, that he had accomplished the end for 1
which heaven had designed him, he
drunk the fatal draught, and reclining,
drew around him his robe in calm resignation.
unmoved hv thp. rhill nf Hnnth
he bid farewell to (riends and foes, without
a blessing or a curse.
Who then, does not admire the greatness
of the philosopher, reared as he was
in paganism and superstition,?deprived
entirely of inspired truth! Envy and
malice stand confused in approving si-!
Jence. Socratks was great in his day |
and generation, and may justly be |
ranked with those ol brighter days and
brighter opportunities. But he stands
alone. None other of his countrymen
deserve the name of truly great. Athens
may boast of warriors and of conquerors,
of sages and philosophers, but of none
so deserving, as him whom we have
classed.
But again, in look ins* over the name:
of the illustrious, we behold Pulaski
Kosiu>co, and the generous La Fay
kttk, shining with more than ordinarj
brilliancy. Those individuals, whose ac
tiorts at home, will ever adorn their coun
try's history, have deep Haims upon tin
gratitudeol America. "A dist.mt peoplt
are struggling lor their national rights" the
hand of oppression is laid heavily
upon them. Their cries and complaint:
ascended, and fell upon the shores o
T7* i n i i * - 1 *
r raitce arm I'oianu. yieiuated by phi
lanthropy and a love of liberty, La Fay
ette, Kosiusco. and the brave Iji;laski
being the early periods of liberty, reli
gion. and humanity?heroes, patriot.'
and philanthopist too, they offered theii
services and fortunes in the glorious re
volution, which brought free.lom to r
people capable of appreciating it. Thej
were truly great?their souls were fret
from all that were sordid. Their en
rire aim, was to defend the cause of hu
man it}', and to humble the piide am!
power of tyrants
Hut again, besides the names of the
worthy three whom we have noticed
another name presents itself high up or
the list of greatness. Washington, lias
by his virtues, secured to himself, im
mortal greatness. He stood the gu:?rdi
in Angel of Ins afflicted country?higl
exhalted above every fetir, and prepared
for every extremity. When all seomet
lost?"when the trolden sun of !ih?>rti
Iiud nearly set in the gloom of night.5
upon our political horrizon, Washing
roN, still hovered around the American
camp to preside over her destinies
England boasted of her success?she
prided in her power But not lonji
w vre her boastings heard. Propitious
fate, had decreed it otherwise. \\ asii
ixgton, was destined to humble hoi
pride?to stem the tide of misfortune,
and even to roll it back, upon the
destined heads of the enemies of hi:
coiwitry Such was the destiny of a
m;?n, whom we admire anJhonor, as
truly great.
All nations can boast of worthy fa
tilers England can boast of her brave
hearted Ali.ed?America ot hei
great and jrootl VV Asmvn-p. ?v or?.l
Franco of her Napolkox, whose sue
c.i'as in war is without a parallel, and
whose deeds arc deeds of daring The
name and greatness of Napoleon, ar<
sealed upon the hearts of all that know
him. In war he was arvoverwhclming
conqueror, but his mighty career was as
transient as it was brilliant. Hateful
revenge give the impulse to all his ac
imnc .:~U~A 1 C 11
i.uuc, uuuiijiiuu aim JOSlurCU oy unuui
lowed ambition,
But that Napoleon benefited Europe
there cannot remain a doubt; for tin* pages
of history, arc crowded with ample
proof In Spain and Portugal, he brolco
down the hateful inquisition, and threw
open their terific dungeons, and exposed
lo i\ gazing world the instruments of tyrany
and torture, which were concealed
there. And with a relentless arm, he
subjected to the torture those very individuals,
who for years had tortured with
merciless delight, the innocent and un
offending. Noble deed in the history ol
Napoleon; it can never be too highly
commended by the good and great.
liut need we expatiate lonjjei
on this one gem, which if alone, would
sufficiently adorn his diadrm. for we
might stud it with thousands of others,
alike bright and glorious. But while
we commend the deeds of Napoleon,
yet we must denounce his intentions:
for they were evidently to promote his
own personal interest. Glory and re
venge were his greatest desire, and madness
dictated all his plans. But alns!
NAPOLEon's star went down?it sunk in
blood on the crimson plains of Water
loo. He was at last swallowed up in
the frreut vortpv nf hi<: own nmhitirKr.
0
And deserted by friends and foes?he
died an exile, on the barren Helena?
borne down by grief and keen despair
But it was jnot so with the father o!
his country. With Washington, whose
life every American with patriotic pride
reveres, and with the true greatnesso
whom, even those of other nations, whc
have been pre-eminent in fame, can ne
ver compare. Before the brilliancy and
splendor of his career through life, the
destroyers of nations stand abashed
For his many virtues reproves the great
intemperance of the ambitious, and dar
kens the splendor of their victories.
But Washington was a conqueror.
lie conquered Britain's most gallant
troops, and most sliillul and artful gene
rals And also the depravity of his
own nature which is tin- most formidable
of fors. Easily might he have ta- <
Icen upon himself royalty, and been !
crowned with royal honors But his
generous soul would not. The patriotism,
the humanity, and philanthropy
' ol Ills in:)(?n'iiiininnf l?. 1
UVUIl) 2JMII (It'll
5 with disdain the paltry honors of Uings
f and nobles, whenever he contemplated
- the greatness and goodness of that glori
ous cause, for which he had struggled
. so loiiu, and for which he had encoun- i
tt-red so many difficulties and privations
j He was a patriot and a republican, and
r woul 1 not sacrifice the interest of Ins
- j country, and the confidence of his coun
i trymen, lor the honor of kings and prin- j
' ces?nay ! not even for all that earth
could afford. Ho must then, have pos
sussed a heart free from all that was
sordid. For when he had in his very
I grasp, the richest honors and proudest
emoluments of earth, he drew back (and
1 as it were) said, I care not for any of
, these things but let them go for the good
i of my country, and for the good of tny
> fellow man Wlmt ?lm? ? *
- say of such a man ? Is he truly great ?
- Yes! And
' "Some guardian angel" of our "nations
p.actr,
I Some seraph sen' to bid the slaughter
?
cease?
> Yes ! " he's Columbia's son?the heir of
Came,
p, : i. t.t
! v^ju-.iiioii * hito, tvaemnglon lus namr."
Lrskiw College. A. L.
i -j
: II<>n. Ficlix G. M'Connei.l.?This
> gentleman a member of Congress from
Alabama, who rendered himself quite
notorious during the last Session, by his
, rowdyism, the effects of intemperance,
committed suicide in Washington City.
? on Thursday hist. A correspondent oi
.L_ I > I - * * *
me rauminure aun, says: 1
: li It appears that tli<? deceased terminated
liis existence by dcliberatly cut
ting the jugular veins on each side of
his throat, and by inflicting deep wounds
in his sides with a knife. Two of the
slabs were nearly perpendicular. The
others glanced off from the bones, and
I made frightful gashes. His friends say
s that for about a we k past he had relin- (
quished drinking owing to indisposition. '
and that the absence of his usu;il stimu;
lus caused jjreat despondency. He was 1
; in fact suffering the horrors of delerium ]
I tremens. lie could not, as has been
stated, been in great want of money, for j
L am told he had not drawn his mileage. .
In addition to this he had iiis watch and ,
I _ l l ? *
viiiu-iDif jewellery on his: person, besides
a sum ol money. A short time before (
. he committed the deed, he called for a
. pen and ink, for the purpose, it is supposed,
of writing to his wife. A coro- '
| nev's inquest was held on the body, at I
his room, ?\t the St. Charles Hotel, and a 1
I verdict Willi rpniluro/l in I
t ..Mw w.?wva vvi ill UCCUt UUI1LU VV i Hi
i the facts;" >
A correspondent of the Charleston *
1 Patriot says:? I
. " I attended the funeral of poor Felix,
or rather Infelix McConnell this inor- *
nin?, of whose melancholy demise the '
papers doubtless "have informed vnu. 1
For sometime past this unhappy gentLe- | 1
man was literally, genius in ruins, j <
! Within the last few days however, he i
i had ral i^d his energies, and spoke of 11
! going home to his family, whom he ap- > ]
? peared to idolize It was only the other |
1 rlav hr> oKsprunrl /-? ? ?
j UUUVi .? u tu i* i*~iiu 01 mint;, .
1 "fcirlmust quit this constant excite'
ment, now and forever?it, degrades me (
in the estimation of my friends, and in *
' my own, and what is worse than all, it
1 | deeply pains my family." It was in this (
" j effort to recover his tone, that he was \
1 j seized with delirium tremens, durinn- i
I o
which he terminated his existence in the <
5 frightful manner described. The exte- '
j rior of McConnell, "when he was him- | ]
j self" was really bordering on the ele-1 1
f; gant?he was a man of genius, a wit, a 1 .
i ready and fluent speaker, and a kind ]
i hearted and most estimable man; but ,
f, then he had that fatal propensity to ine>
briation which destroyed him?Peace to
. his ashes 1
1; Great resDect was naid momm-v I
J ?- ?"""? /. I
j The President of the U. S. who knew I .
.! him in other days, in Tennessee, some
t i of the heads ol departments, and Mr. 4
Hilliard a representative from the same State,
paid the last mournful rites due to <
the departed. >
\\ '
From the Sarannak Georgian.
Written on the Prospect of n Battle with
Simla Anna.?ijy miuabkau ?. i.a.mau.
Give to the poet his well earned praise, ;
And the songs of his lore?preserve!
them?
Cnurcle his brow with fadeless hays,
The children of genius deserve them;
But never to inesuch praises breathe,
To the minstrel feeling a stranger,
L only wish for the laurel wreath
That a patriot wins in danger.
Speed,speed to the ?lay when to war 1 hie! I
The fame of the lield is inviting, I
Be fori! in v sword slmll flie r<\..n..
T" ?" " > 5 I
Ur fall in the flash of its liirhtuinir.
Away with soog,and a way with charms, |
Insulted freedom's proud avenger,
[ bear no love but the love of arms,
And the bride that I woo is danger.
I
When shall 1 meet the audacious foe, !
Face to face, when* the flag's are flying? i
L long to tbiu them, two at a blow,
And ride o'er the dead and the dying;
My sorrel steed shall his fetlocks stain
In the brain of the hostile sir:imn.f
With an iron 1mm 1 he spurns the plain.
And he breathes full and (roc it) danger
When victory brings the warrior rest,
Rich the rewards of martial duty,
The thanks of a land with freedom blest, J
And the smiles of its high-born beauty.
Do/'S victory fail? enough for me,
That 1 laII noi to fame a stranger ;
His name shall roll with eternity
Who linds the foremost grave in danger.
IMI'ORTANi EOF LlS'l EKING WEI.L.
It seems p:tr:idoxie?tl to ohsi-rvn
thai I ho art of listenis g well forms J
part of ihe duty of conversation. I
I'o give up i lie whole of your at rent
ion to the person w ho addresses
himself to you is sometimes a
heavy task; hut it is one which
we must pay for the privileges ol
social life, and an early practice
will render it almost an involunta
? i 1 *
<iul urccuing; wniist
considerations lor others will give
lliis little sacrillce a merit and a
charm of which the lowest, proof
of social feeling can never he devoid.
To listen well is to make an
unconscious advancement in the
power of conversing. In listening,
we perceive in what the interest,
in what the failure of others con
sists. We ticeomc, too, ;uvare. of
;>ur own deficiencies, without having
them taught through the metiiuin
of humiliation. We find
ourselves often more ignorant
ihan we could have supposed it
possible, We learn, bv n. vr*rv
J ?
moderate attention to the sort of
topics which please, ?o form a
s'yle of our own. The " art of
sonversation" is an unpleasant
phrase. . he power of conversing
well is least agreeable when it assumes
the character of an art. ;
In list^iing, a well-bred gentlewoman
Will (gently sympathize with
lie St^ft tliP.I* i nr. i f mutt
I ' - ^
J: Her as gent J v. Much character i
is shown Ln tne art of listening.
Some people Appear to be in a vioent
hurry whilst another speaks ;
hey hasten on the person who
iddresses them, as>?nc would urge
>n a horse, with " Yes, yes. Arery
^ood. Ah?" O'hers sit von the
full stare, eyes fixed as those of an
nvl, upon the speaker. From
others, a loud nnd lonir launh is at
intervals produced, and all the <
company turns round to see what i
ivas the cause of the merriment. I
But all these vices of manner may ]
t>e avoided by a gentle attention I
ruid a certain calm dignity of man- ;
tier based upon a reflective mind *
and humble spirit.?Hints to
Young Ladies on their Entrance
into /Society. 1
The President of the U. States i
lias issued a proclamation announ
3ing the result of the late vote in <
Alexandria county, by which said <
?<>unty has been retroceeded to the i
State of Virginia. <
Advertisements
WILL be conspicuously inserted at 75
cents per pquur?; for the first insertion,
and cents lor one!) continuance?
longrr ones charged in proportion. Tliose
uui miviiijf me acsireu number of insertions
innrked upon them. will be continued
1111t.il ordered out, and charged accordingFor
advertising Estrays Tolled, TWO
DOLLARS, to be paid by the Magistrate.
For announcing a Candidate, TWO
DOLLARS, in advance.
All letters or communications must
l)?' directed to the Lditor, postage paid.
n . r,? W... ^ "
oi-KouTs. v ery tew
people take half tlie pains they
ought, with cabbages. When they
iirti cut?no matter how?ihe
stumps are 1?*l't to bring sprouts ;
110 mailer when, nor how many.
.Now. 1 hey laet is, that when the
sprouts begin to come, they should
be all rubbed oft" but ibn bn?t?
at most two ; but if there he only
one left to grow on each stump, it
\\ ill grow faster and belter, and
be occasionally as s>ood as the
lirst head that was out; instead
of which, si mult it ude ol small ones
are allowed to grow, not any of
which biinirs irood hp.jirt? nn.i oil
^ rJ (All
an*. lor the. most, part, but a poor
apology lor greens. When a cabbage
is cut, the leaves shoul I be
cui. oil* the stem, and as soon as
1 lie buds of the stump begin to
grow, rub olT or cut all that arc
not wauled leaving one of the
si l ongest, and best to grow into a
llf'JIfl wliioli it it-ill 'I. '
... ?~, imvii ii ?v 111 ui' 111 'in iiicrc*
diUIy short time; equalling, and
more frequently excelling, the first
head itself, in flavor and appearThis
is adapted lor families
more than market gardens, because
there is some trouble in rubbing
or taking ofi* the useless
shoots ; but it is well worth while
in the case of earl) cabbages, in a
l?l'l \ ?ltn f o rv? I 1?? ^ " * * ^ ~
xxiiiii^'. lur it mmiiis an excellent
second crop.
Southern Planter.
A Good Hulk.?Lord Erskin
was distinguished through life for
independence of principle, for his
scrupulous adherence to the truth.
Iff* ft !1 OV ?\1 r? I %> ? 1- - 1 . X* 1
. J.U ui.vu i .\|>iaiiicu int.; ruius 01 ins
conduct, which ought, to be deeply
engraven on every heart. He
said, * it was a first command and
counsel of my earliest youth, aU
ways to do what my conscience
told me to be a duty, and leave
me consequcnces to bod. 1 shall
carry with me the memory, and
trust the practice, of this paternal
lesson to the grave. I have hitherto
followed it, and have no reason
to complain that my obedience
to it has been a temporal sacrifice.
I have found it on the contrary,
the road to prosperity and wealth,
and shall point out the same path
to my children lor tlieir pursuits."
A Toast of the Tallest Kin*d.?
At the late celebration of the 4th
July, in the parish of Caddo, Louisiana,
the following toast was
given. It may he called the romance
of the confectionary shop :
Woman?Heaven's best gift to
man?his Pandora, or casket of
jewels?his confectionary shop, or
stick of rock candy?his otto of
roses, or sugar coated pill?her
presence his best company?her
voice his sweetest music?her
smiles his brightest moments?her
kiss the guardian of his innocence
I, ? ? ? 1, ? - _/*!- r -
?nn <xi ma lniy <>i nis sai^y?
hcr lips his most faithful counsellors?her
bosom the softest pillow
of his cares.
Girl's d'ye hear that! "His
)tto of roses !" Oh, Moses !.
The Louisville papers have intelligence
from the Army, that
Capt. VV. L. Ball, of the Washington
Blues, a volunteer corps from
rnai city, wnose isappearance has
heretofore been noticed, has been
found in a chaparel, about 3 miles
from Matamoras, with his throat
cut, and three stabs in his breast.
We learn from the Journal of
Congress, that the Yeas and Nays
at the late session were called 500
times. This is equal to about three
hundred hours, or sixty working
jays for Congress, and at 88 Der
Jay for 224 members of the House,
the expense to the nation was over
me hundred thousand dollars*

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