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THE BANNER,
j [WEEKLY.] I
Vol. III. Abbeville C. H., S. C. Oct. 21, 1846. No. 34.
Published every Wednesday Morning, by
ALLEN & KE U 11.
SrlcVa
ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY
CENTS per annum, if paid within three
months from the time of subscribing, or
TWO DOLLARS after that time. No
subscription received for less than six
months; and no paper discontinued until
all arrearages are paid, except at the op*
tion of the editor. Subscriptions will be
continued, unless notice be given otherwise
previous to the close of the volume.
i
(for the banner.)
HUMAN LIFE; or, MIRTH AND
SADNLSS.
The sun rises beautiful and bright,
disclosing the charms of nature in purest
loveliness. The dew-drop pendent
from everv leaf of the fxreen-livried fo
J o
rest as well as the humbler blade that
clothes the surface of the earth in habiliments
of beauty, sparkles more brilliantly
than the gem that ornaments the diadem
of kings. But ere it is mid-day,
the threatning storm-cloud is seen mar
shalling its irresistabie Jorce ; soon darkness
shrouds the lovely scene?dread
and dismay usurps the seat of pleasurable
emotion. Such is a picture of human
life. Such the intimate alliance of
mirth and sadness.
The babe nestling in the bosom of a
kind and affectionate mother, looks up
and smiles, a smile of innocence, of joy
rrrotihirln Tn rofr.m fnr ca curoof
UUU glUlllUUV/t 111 IV1UII1 IVi Ijw OtVlil/V
an acknowledgment of favor received
" Soft eyes looked love to eyes that spake
again."
Soon pain racks its delicate frame, and
tears course down that cheek so lately
dimpled with smiles. With sadness the
parent attends its tiny couch, adminisle*
l i i? I /-?
ring every recommenuea coraiai. so
sudden the transition from mirth to sadness.
Through the vicisitudes of pleasure
and pain, of mirth and sadness, we reach
manhood. " that consummation so much
desiredthat period at which we anticipate
happiness will make our bosom her
permanent resting place. Alas! it
proves but the mount of observation,
from which we can take a nearer, clearer
view of trial and trouble. Then commences
the exciting struggle for mastery
with many, for existence with the
multitude. A contest exemplyfying
each moment of human existence, the
proximity of mirth and sadness. The
bridegroom leading to the altar of Hy
men, a woman whose very look is love,
exults at the thought of his priceless possession,
and vainly promises himself
that the doubts and fears of pursuit are
forever displaced, by the unmittigated
pleasure of possession, of permanent possession.
Mirth and pleasure direct his
every thought. The experienced eye
of the close observer dilates upon the
rose-tinted cheek the ensignia of death,
where the more superficial see- but a
beauty.
Far different the feelings with which
he attends to the sleeping place of the
dead to those with which he led her to
the altar. Mirth and sadness are seldom
far 6eperated.
The votaries of pleasure and fashion,
whose every thought is enjoyment, to
Aftawiv 1^/MII* iUrt#
w uuui uv/ui ma i ncci^ aiuiigj uui
brings some novelty to woo them from
reflection. Are they too, subject to these
alternations of joy and grief? Ah!
yes, there too may be found " The gathering
tear, the tremblings of distress."
The gray headed father, who has passed
the confines of active life, centres his
hopes and affections on an only child
himself in miniature. In its existence
he lives again, his early years and
fondly hopes (his latest hope,) to be remembered
beyond the grave. Ingratitude
may poison this last source of comfort,
and send his u gray hairs in sorrow
to the grave." Or disease and death
with lightning Aving may snatch his
cllAriflhp^ Art A ntirair nnrl lcaim him tVio
-""jr, ......
last of his race to sorrow without hope
scathed and blasted like the giant oak
that bends not before the tempest. Mirth
and sadness, antipodes in character,
but seldom far separated.
ta. lA ! X C ! - J 1_ !_ _
15 mere no miugauuu oi 11116 uarK picture
; no class nor condition exempt
from trial and trouble; no Eldorado of
happiness: must the christian too, expe
?i?.,,1.^ ,.r
IICULU VILldllUUt'O U1 piUUOUlU UI1U
pain. Like the rest of Adams race, his
trials are many and sore, and though
the rainbow of a happy futurity
may cheer his troubled spirits and lighten
his cares, yet is he subject like
other men. There is no happiness on
earth unmixed with the bitter gall of
discontent. This is not man's abiding
place, he is a traveller and sojourner in
a strange land. Mirth and sadness are
closely allied. J. B. P.
Fork.
(reported for tiie banner.)
The Abbeville and Edgefield Union
Bible Society held its fifth anniversary
ai jDroaumoum, commencing Saturday
July 18th, and continuing to Monday
20th, P. M.
A small delegation being present on
Saturday, the society without transacting
any business, gave way for the
Executive committee.
At 12 o'clock, the introductory sermnn
wne nro.i /* Vw?/i u.r w n l
4tiv/n tvuw jiiuu^uuu uy JU1UU1 TV. X
Hill, from 1st Cor., 16?13. " Watch
ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like
men, be strong."
The anniversary sermon was delived
on Lord's day by Elder A. Rice, from
John 17?17. "Thy word is truth"?
to a large and attentive audience.
Mondav 10 o'clork. Snr.ip.tv mnt
J - - - -I J ? J
Prayer by Elder William P. Jlfartin.
The Secretary being absent, William
Long, jr., was appointed Secretury pro
tern.
The names of the following churches
were called : Bethany not represented ;
Beulah, W Smith, A McCord ; Buffalo
not represented: Damascus not repre
sented : Horeb. William Roval. W S
i 1 ? " ? "J ?J *" ""
Harris; Providence, M. Cobb, Graham
; Walnut Grove, not represented ;
Sister Springs, not represented ; Peniel,
W Brooks; Fellowship, Thos Payne,
Inh nenri Turl/Atr P.i*nnl/ A TJI 1
McGee, N Richey; Little River, A
Williams; Bethlehem, not represented;
Broadmouth, W P Martin, N Reeves,
W Long, jr.; iVlt. Aforiah, A Waller,
HW Wardlaw; Siloam, not represented.
Resolved', That the officers of the past
year be continued the ensuing, viz:
W P Hill, President^ J W Coleman,
isi v iresicicnt, w itoyall, 5?d V lJresident;
VV S Harris, Secretary; A
W allar, Treasurer.
The Executive Committee ?Who,
with whomsoever the the church uviy
appoint for Bethany: W Smitjl, fct
13culah; Jas Widoraan, Buffalo; E
Lake, Damascus; M Cobb, Providence;
T Payne, Fellowship; A H
McGee, Turkey Creek ; Joseph Sharp,
Bethlehem; W P itfartin,Broadrnouth; ;
A Williams, Little River ; James Richardson,
Siloam; Jas Wright, Walnut <
Grove ; W Brooks, Peniei. i
Treasurer reported through W P Hill, ;i
which was received and concurred in,
from which it appears there is on hand,
subject to the order of the Society.
For Books sold. i&Sft IS
7
Contributions from i
Churches 63 95
Total, 891 08
The Executive Committee reported
as follows:?
Item 1st. Since the anniversary of
the Society, July 22d, 1845, purchased
A Jtr c re u:ui 1 'n
I1VI1I IX w X JJ UUWCI^J UlUltS UI1U 1C5*
tamenls amounting to $98 66?Sold
Bibles and Testaments for, $80 47?
Gave 45 Bibles and Testaments worth,
$25 73,?On hand Bibles and Testaments,
$26 41.
The committee have been able to have
but one meeting since the anniversary
last year (1845) up to the present time.
That each ol" the agents appointed to
visit the churches during the past year,
C T"? f ? -? ' ? ?
irum r-roviaenuai ana omer justinaDie
causes, have failed to do so. The committee
would therefore suggest the propriety
of adopting some plan, by which
there will be greater certainty of securing
the services of some ministering
brother or brethren, to visit the churchos
in the month of June next, to " stir up
their pure minds by way of- remem
brance," concerning the great and important
object, (" the circulation of .the
Bible at home and broad") had in view
by the Society.
The committee would call the attcn
lion of the society to the decision of the
Southern Baptist Convention, relative
to bible operations in the South, and recommend
its adoption ; all of which is
respectfully submitted.
Wm, P. Martin, Ch'm.
The report was received and item 1st
concurred in. On item 2d,
Resolved, That this society consider it
important, that the executive committee
meet more frequently, if practicable.
On item 3d,
Resolved, That brethren, W P Ilill,
11,1 ru.:i \\7 n 111?.:- 1 t wt
jjo iu viiucf, ?v jt ivxcirii[i| iiiiu J vv
Coleman, be requested to act as agents
for the society, and visit the churches,
constituent members of the society, and
others in June next, and should they be
unable to comply, that the committee
procure others to supply their place.
On item 4th and 1st,
Resolved, That this society cherish
with fond remembrance, the high a?ul
holy position taken and maintained by
?L J a ? 1 T1 r?*l I r?
uiu Aiuuricuu unu v orcigri tsiuic ?ociety
in its formation, and that while we
approbate and conform to the recommendation
of the Southern Baptist Convention,
we will, as heretofore, maintain
a friendly correspondence with, and
purchase our Bibles from the A and F
B Society.
1 fl ftivwlci
jl iiuv rywc iv ui imiuo uu
hand be applied to pay the debt duo A
and F B Society. $3 17 to pay the
debt due W PHill. 825, to purchase bibles,and
the remainder of what has been,
or may be contributed by the churches the
present year, be equally divided between
the Ijpmestic and Foreign mission
boards of thn Southern Rnnlist C!nr?
vention.
Resolved, That the next annual meeting
of the Society be held at Peniel
rhiir/?h nn finfnr/lmr hpfnro tliiivl
Lord's day in July next; that Elder W
P Martin, deliver the introductory sermon
on Saturday, and Elder J M
Chiles, the anniversary on Lords day.
Requested the Secretary and President,
to prepare a minute of the proceedings
for publication.
The Society adjourned with prayer,
and henp.dintnri hv thn PresirlAni
William P. Hill, Pres't.
William Long, Secretary pro tern.
Grave of John Randolph.?A writer
in the Norfolk Beacon describes a
visit to the grave of this remarkable man.
Speaking of the former residence of Mr.
Randolph, he says :?
" After a ride of two or three hours, we
entered a forest of tall oaks, and were
told by Mr. Cardwell that we were on
Mr. Randolph's estate. Shortly the
houses that were occupied by the great
and eccentric genius, appeared through
the intervening trees, built up in the
midst of the woods. Not a stump to be
seen, not a bush grubbed up; all standing
as if the foot of man had never trodden
there Mr. Randolph would not
Buffer the primitive aspect of things to be
disturbed in the least. Not a tree, or
branch,or switch, was allowed to be cut.
During his absence in Europe a limb
of an oak, projecting towards a window
of one of the houses, grew so near that
old Essex, fearing the window would be
broken, cut the limb oflf. On Mr. Randolph's
return he at once discovered the
muttlation; old Essex was called ,up,
and the reasons demanded for cuttiner
off the limb. The old negro told his '
master he feared the window would be
broken. Then, said Mr. Randolph,
why did you not move the house ?
The writer here met John, the former,
body servant of Mr. Randolph,., who
treated him and his companion with
great politeness, conducted them to the
winter and summer houses, and other
r a A - .l
uujecis ui nueresi in me vicinity, we
copy the description of his last resting
place.
At my request, John directed us to !
his master's grave, at the foot of a lofty
pine, just a few steps in the rear of the
summer house. The place was selected
by Mr. Randolph twenty years before
his death; and by his direction the head
was laid to the east instead of the west,
the usual position. It was observed to
John that his master had ordered his body
to be thus laid, that he might watch
Henry Clay. John replied, that he had
never heard him say any thing of the
kind. I suppose the position was pre
ferred by Mr. Randolph because it is the
Indian sepulchral posture, his descent
from Pocahontas, the Indian princess,
being one of the things he much boasted
of.
A rude unchiseled mass of white rock,
found by Randolph on a distant part of
his estate, many years before his death,
and used by him, at the door of one ol
his houses, as a wash-stand, marks the
foot of the grave. These rocks were
procured and kept for the purpose to
which they are now appropriated, and
particular direction jriven to John on the
subject.
I can never forget my emotions while
standing over the unornamentcd grave
of the gifted and eccentric Randolph.
The tall, unbroken forest by which I
was surrounded, the silence and gloom
that reigned undisturbed amidst the deserted
place; the thought of the brilliant
mind that once animated the remains,
then mouldering beneath the sod
upon which I was standing, the vanity
of earth's promises, and hopes and distinctiens,
impressed my heart and mind
with a degree of solemnity and interest
I was unwilling to dissipate.
Makv, the Mother of Washington.?Messrs.
Editors:?It will
doubtless be recollected by ypir,
and also by most of your readers,
that some time about the year
1832 or ?33, Gen. Jackson, then
President of the United States,
visited the town of Fredericksburg
f ii.. -
tur nit; purpose 01 laying the corner
stone of a monument proposed
to be erected to the memory of
Mary, the mother of Washington.
To the munificence of Mr. Silas
10. Burroughs, a Nothern gentleman,
was Virginia indebted for
this tribute to one of the noblest
of her daughters.
Eight years ago, I happened to
be in Fiedericksburg, 1 inquired
the way to the monument and
bent my steps thitherward. On
arriving at it, I was surprised to
find it unfurnished and unenclosed.
Its sides, and even its beautifully
carved marble pillars, were
covered with inscriptions traced
in pencil by the hands of visiters,
and some of them were of the
most infamous character. By the
side of the noble structure lay the
huge block of marble, still unpolished,
originally intended for the
cap-stone?and on the corner of
which it was designed to place
two magnificent eagles with outstretched
wings.
But if I was surprised to find the
monument in this conditon when
I visited it, I was still more surprised
and mortified to learn, from
a gentleman who has lately visited
the hallowed spot, that, owing
t.O t h P. (leiltll n f* tlio OAntn'infoi. If '
?.. W v & 4> V* L<at/ V;V/1II<1 UObUl ) it
still remained unfurnished and
without enclosure. If this be so,
it is a burning shame upon Virginia,
that it has been permitted to
remain in this situation so long.
. While we are talking of erectinc
mnniimnnfu tn !?? *
MVMMiaivil bO IU bill/ 11 V illgt 11/
does seem to me that we had better
first complete those that have
been commenced in honor of the
dead. The ladies of Virginia,
especially, ought to feel a lively
interest in the completion of this
monument to the memory of one
who gave birth to, and by her virtues
and counsel properly trained
him who freed America, and laid
a just claim to the honor of being
styled " the first in war, the first
in peace, and the first in the hearts
of his countrymen." R. J. W.
Richmond Republican.
A lady, who made some remarks
at a time a physician was recommending
to her husband a better
world than this, was told by the
Doctor that if some women would
be admitted there, their tongues
| would make that place a purgatoI
rytt
A n/1 if oawia " ?
ii bviuo |iii|3?;ians, re|
plied the lady, " would be allowed
I to enter there, they would make
i that place a desert,"
Advertisements
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be dtrectod to the Editor, postage paid.
The following items we take or
make up from the Matamoras
Flag, says the N. O. Tropic :?
Sickness continues to prevail to
a gre.'it extent both at Camargo
and Matamoras. At Camargo it
is said that there are eight or ten
deaths per day.
All the hospitals in Matamoras
are full, and new ones were being" ^
nnoii/i(l 'I1"-" ? 1 5
V|/>,m u. Jl w yj 11UUU1CU UIUCI'KU
the? hospitals there on the week
ending the 23rd ultimo.
The 1st battalion of the 2nd Infantry
under command of Col. B.
Riley, passed Matamoras on the
18th ult..on their way to Camargo*
Capt. Swartwout, the commandant.
at Reynosa, is fortifying his
position. Gen. Patterson is doing
the same at Camargo.
Lieut. Chase has succeeded Capt.
M nnl (rnmnmr ?l ~r .1- -
> .u...hv.u.vi J ill mr UUIIIIUI U1 III
Quartermasters department at
MatamoraSi Lieut. C. displays
praiseworthy energy in the discharge
of his new duties.
A gentleman who arrived at
Matamoras from Camargo, informs
the editors of the Flag that
eight Mexicans, including two
women, had been killed onlv n fpw
miles below that place* The murder
was attributed to some of the
volunteers?but they of the Flag
hope it. is not so.
The Camanche Indians arc committing
serious depredations along
the east bank of the river, and on
to the Colorado.
The schooner Pal?.Alto is up
at Matamoras for this city.
Interesting in relation to thr
Jews.?The JLondon Jewish Chro*
nicle of June 12th publishes the
contents of an interesting ldter
from Jerusalem. The brethren of
the ten tribes it seems are to be
hunted out, and for this purpose
the Jews intend to exert a hearty
co-operation with those settled in.
other lands. On the 16th of May
a letter arrived in London from the
synagogue authorities of JSapheth, /
saying that in consequence of im*.
portant information having reached
them as to the country where
the brethren of the ten tribes are
to be found, a resolution was immediately
passed to elect from
among their congregation a man
ready and capable for a mission to
that country. They appeal to the
Jerusalem Jews for co-operation
and also to select in Jerusalem one
from the Sephardim (Portugese)
Jews, and one from the Ashkena^
sim German and Polish) Jews, and
to send the three messengers together,
who will have to travel for
several months through enormous
deserts.
It is said that these ten tribes
constitute an empire of their own,
have their own king, and possess
great quantities of ammunition^
They are of high stature, and have
altogether an athletic appearance.
They are generally occupied with
the study of Kabala, are strictly
religious, and very wealthy, being
in possession of many gold mines*
They do not permit a foreigner to
seUle among them ; even the sojourn
of a few days can be obtained
only by the payment of an enOrmOHS
tflY Wltll ? **
w?Vf 1VM UAV/^ptlUli Ul
Israelites, who are received as
friends, permitted to reside ambng
them, and are altogether recognized
as their own brethren* The
synagogue authorities in Jerusalem
have consented to the mission,
though they will have to incur a
heavy expense* vfhiGh so long a
journey requires,
Boston Tran&cr'vnt.
A heart dead to the claims of
a. t i: .. vi _ i _ ?
man, cmtuui uc auve 10 me Claims
of God ; and religion cannot flourish
in the ground where humanity
withers.
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