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VOL. 11. CAMDEN. SOUTH CAR^NA^ JANUARY 23.1850. NUMBER 6. jpocticnl Department. TUB DESERTED WIFE. BT JAMES G. PERCIVAI.. He comes not?I have watched the moon go down, But yet tie comes not. Onc>- it was not so, He thinks not how these bitter tears do How, The while he holds his riot in that town Yet he will come, and chide, and I shall weep ; And he will wake my infant from its sleep, To blend its feeble wailing with my tears. Oh how I love a mother's watch to keep, Over those sleeping eyes, that smile, which cheers IVfu tlioiKrh conk in sorrow, fixed and (Icon. I had a husband once, who loved me?now He ever wears a frown upon his brow. And feeds his passion on a wanton's lip, As bees, from laurel flowers, a poison sip : But yet I cannot hate?oh ! there were hours, When I could hang forever on Irs eve, And time, who stoie with silent swiftness by, Strew'd, as he hurried on, his path with flowers. 1 loved him then?he loved nte, loo?my heart Still finds its fondness kindle if he smile : .The memory of our love 'twill ne'er depart; And though he often sting me with a dart, Venomed and barbed, and waste upon the vile Caresses, which his babe and mine should share; Though he should spurn mc, I will calmly bear His madness,?and should sickness coiuc and lay Its paralyzing hand upon him, then I would with kindness, all iny wrongs repay, Until the penitent should weep, and say, iiow injured, and how faithful i had been! TEARS. BV MISS JULIET II- LEWIS. A Ir/tf his been torn from the book? A link has been detached from the chain? A joy.beam removed from?the heart, Where hope may ne'er blossom again.. Then crush not the spirit now buried, No: chide that it weeps o'er rs woe; When griel's weight rudely drops in the fount, No marvel the waters o'crfiow. Wtien snow is wedded to youth, And hopes are succeeded by fears? When an idol's dethroned from the heart, Oh, leave it the solace of TEaR>*. <?l)c ?lia. A MODEL LETTER. The following precious model of epistolatory perfection, addressed to a gentleman of our ncqu.tintnnce in this District, has been handed us h? a iriand. Wft cannot foreoo its nuhliealion. "V - - I as I here by we mav possibly M nronse lo a Mate of economy those who arc abounding in luxuriant prosperity," and who maybe "inspired with domestic enterprise" so far as to subscribe for our paper, Ireing as how CoUtm is at "an inclining price," thus producing upon our minds and pockch "Ja rigcroi/s capasaty,"|to which we hare not the slightest objection.?Eos. Jouu NAL. C a. Ala., Aug. ?th, 1919. lion,, Sir. Dr? . I am proud to inform you that my health and access, is in a vigerous cupasaty, I am inspired With profound benefiennee and hope, that those lines may find you and family, abounding With a luxuriant prosperity. Sir the intelegant ex r .1 _ ir.l. \ 17,...l.l L~. Iiemem OI me ??esirni 'muu io mmiii- w ii.ii inspired With donostic enterprise. We arc aroused to a state of economy, and after'malure contemplation. We find our intrust lit. eraly roped up in obscurity, destiitute of a courancy and exportation. Every asnice.s is a prelude to internal improvement, anj our political talaut is exerted to regulate the Government and establish a bank cour' hncy, Which is very cxpediant, to condnle with the Will of a destritute people. There is^ now a Rail Road in vogue from Cebna to Rome in (J-a- Which, if finished, Will be a ad v an tage to Middle Ala?, Every produce bids fair to richly reward tho Farmers of Alabama, especially Cotton & Corn, I read in tho late, Mobile Tribune, of a deplorcable fresh ' ? ..A D' ??A ? o rSeit rtf OH A on/! ;i topirn Ill UVII u "W .V. W.I.I W M.I^V quantv of the cotton plantations aro inundated, this Will jrreatly injure Lnulsan und Mixsippi cotton Which will cut short tho crop of the U. 8 ? The preRant consolation, is , a declining crop, with an inclining price, I should lie irlud to see you all indeed, and I still anticipate comeing this fall . 1 desire you to Wright as soon as you gel this bad constructed Ittcr, My best rcsp octs will over be cultivated for thfl citizans of . I remain your Frond., . HOW TO OFT RID OF A TIM PFHI.AR. There w^s a certain pedlar of tin ware who f r?yerst:d this city, to cjispusc of notions to such as wore willing to bargain. Flo was a persevering trader, and never suflorod himself to he puffed ofT with a short answer. One house in particular, he continued to visit in spite of continued rebuff*, and assurances that nothing was wanted, they n^ver bought goods In that way. Nevertheless, he made his calls steadily, with each rogular round, until he heoarne a regular noct * *i in I iii runlv to the information that it was , TV -- > - Useless In oali. ho made known his purposb to (in so just as often as ho pleased. Ono bitter cold day the house bell rang, and the good lady niado all hasto to get her hands from the dough, In which they were busy, to ansxyer the call. When she went, there stood the everlasting pedlar. Any till ware wanting to-dav, ma'am ?*' " Have you any f fit kitchens V "Yes, ma'am;'' and away lie went to bring samples, chuckling at the idea that his zeal was to be successful at last. "There's nothing,"! inuttered he, "like l|tWg<? on. any how," The kitchens were brought, ami tin pans were next inquired for. The pans were brought, and other articles enumerated, to the number of j seven different kinds, and a goodly portion of j the pedlar's load had been transferred to the , house 44 Is there anything more that you want, i ma'am 44Oh no! I don't want any of those, I only asked you if you had them : I did'nt say I want ed them." The pedlar was fairly 44sold," and for a mo meet he felt like getting angry ; but the idea j rather tickled him, and lie commenced return- j ing his warns to his rart without tillering a | ?* .?./! I In tlirn tviotmfiwl n rw! nfT v.'lttsflod I tlmt for once a tin pedlar had met his match, lie has never called at that house since. [ Iloston Star. r evolutionary Anecdote.?The army in Cambridge, in July, 1775, were joined by a company of riflemen from Philadelphia. The captain, when he was ordered to form his company. had so many applications that they exceeded his demands. He resorted to a curious expedient to limit the number without giving offence to any one. He chalked out the figure I of a nose of the common size on a board, and p!uc< d it at the distance of one hundred and fifty yards, and told them that such as could come nearest the mark should enlist. Sixtvodd hit it. The Philadelphia papers, in relating this anecdote, added to it?"Gen. Gage, take care of your nose !" A Real Gentleman.?He never dresses in lhe extreme of fashion, but avoids singularity iti liis person or habits, lie is affable to hi* rqnab, and pleasant and attentive to his interiors. In conversation he avoids hasty, ill-tompercd or instiling remarks. He p iys punctually for his newspapers. He detests eavesdropping as among the most disgraceful of crimes. He never, tinder any circumstances, speaks ill of a woman. He never clits an ncquaintance, who has met with a reverse of fortune ; and he always pays the postage #i\ his Idlers of business. Eloquence.?44 Before I would go nlioui as a public dancer," said an eloquent youth, in his maiden speech, 411 would exchange my humani j ty with a grasshopper, or let myself out to a machinist for a fly-wheel. By an examination into the properties of the human leg, we shall find that it was intended principally for walking ; although I have no objection to nn occasional jump, or even a hop, although the latter is a one sided affair, and hardly ever resorted to by such as repose their heads in the lap ol human dignity." ittiscellaneous Department. YOL'NG MEN. When we see the pnrle, faced, taper-fingorcd, tnincing-spceched, consumptive-look-1 ingvoung men who alicnd in our dry gords j T P . . . | and fancy stoics, we cannot help thinking il would be better for them to turn their at-; tcntinn to rn -re manly and health giving' pursuits and by so doing afford employment to thousands of helpless women. A retail clerkship is becoming a reproach to men, because it is p operly a woman's business in this city; comparatively, few men are employed in stores. Proprietors, as much from interest, perhaps as humanity, give preference to women. The few young men who do go into retail stores, are actuated by a desire to learn the business, with the view, ultimately, of becoming proprietors. In nine eases out of ten, however, liaimicr rc i suits would follow if our young men should engage in tlic cultivation of the soil, or learn a tr-lc." The above sound and judicious remarks arc froui ihc |icu ofihe intelligent editor of the City Item. It would, indeed, lie belter, much better, for young men to turn their attention to more manly and healthy pursuits in the city or country, than to have a clerkship in either, wholesale or retail stores, to vend threads, tapes, ribbons, and the like, at a starving salary. The anxiety of must of vouug men to bo in a store, or to be a r>lr?rL- ic c,ii>ck>3 nf irmiitn vvliu-li llillf do prvation, and siilf-ring only can cure.? Young men in the country arc particularly desirious of comini; to the city. Many an honest ami worthy son of a thriving mechanic has left his happv home?Ins fnthei's flourishing fields or busy workshop, to seek living in a large ci'y as clerk. This is the most fatal mistake young men can commit. They too frequently overlook their comfort, and seldom appreciate the true happiness the domestic fireside affords, until thev have tasted the bitter fruits of adversity and disappointment or have fell the chilling winds of poverty and misfortune in large cities. We know many persons in this city, who arc dragging out a miserable existence as clerks or salesmen in stores at salaries bare ? I I I.I! .1 IV sutticioul to cover uoani ami cioinmi*, 10 say noihiiiii ofotlicr incidental expenses to which tlie fashion and associations of the town uivc rise. How much better then, it would be for all such to have remained at or ! m?nr the nntnrnnl roof, to cultivate the soil, I or engage in n mechanical business, which won I I at least yield a handsome living, with a fair prospect also of laving something!)}' j for the future. This is assuredly prelera- j hie to being a mere hireling or drummer in 1 a store in the city, obliged to labor and toil a groat deal more than they would on the j farm or in the factory?compelled to do all the drudgery, hogging and baring for custom, with but litlie hope of ever rising above their menial position. We would say to our young friends in the country, 'Lot well ! enough alone.' lie not deceived bv the attractions and secmi g pleasures of the great city. These Heeling shows and temporary enjoyments are often bought at two high a price, and sometimes cost reputation, health, an I life. Remain in the honest, health}*, and virtuous country. Put your hand to the plough and the harrow, engage in the noble arid elevated pursuit of farming, or turn your eye to the Mibstantial work-bench. Better shove the plane than the yardstick. Be a carpenter, a blacksmith, a shoemaker, or anything in the useful aits to which you may be inclined. Learn to be a JMIWU IGNIMU isi ui murmimi;?iiuuuu i?i your calling; live virtuous and content; be a good citizen, and you will prove yourself the noblest work of God?an iioncstman. N. Y. Farm. LADY BYRON, Lady Noel Byron, the widow of the poet appeared as mild as the blue sky of an Italian summer evening. Edified by her intelligent convojsation, and charmed with the softened grace of her manner, one could not i ? - i ! r i - . t ? . *1.1 mil say 10 lumseu?can u ue niai uiu mnu jet blue eye, 1 lint mellow voice, lliat bland mien, bclonsing to the Lady Byron, the wile of I lie wild genius whose wild erratic fire, while it startled the rough world with its glare,^withered all that was sweet and lovely within its own domestic circle? Hidden under the pale cheek and quiet countenance, i there may lie the smouldering embers of pas- j sions that once shot their flames through the , very veins of the Bard. But they now sleep I so profoundly, that one must disbelieve they ever existed. The mystery must die with the parties. I Thorn is n snrurlitlinnss in the eonversa- I tion of Lady Byron Hint wins the listener, I and a common sense that edifies him, while < I he tinge of sadness which flows through i it gives a serious^and sincere hue to the vein j of pure morality that pervades much of this t unfortunate woman's discourse. Decidedly i plain looking, for even in the bloom of youth 1 she never could have been handsome, her t countenance, when in repose is rather dull : and uninteresting, but it kindles up when ; excited by the contact of kindred iniods, I and is set ofTby an address and manners fa- t miliar and easy- < Lady Byron has found occasional relief I from the cloud which inemorv hangs over ; ? i r.'.i.. uii.iiy | vet I i iui|/?ii ili^; ill 111 IZ.C;* ui i,i i<i i ii \ i and philanthropy. As might be expected, t she is sensitive to all alldsions in her pros- ( enco, to lum, seeming to desire that the iliick I veil of oblivion should hide all traces of their t lamentable union and separation. It is not I so with his daughter. Ada Angusta, "the J gentle Ada." since Lady Lovelace; who 1 loves to talk of her father, and glows with < delight when you tell her that his works arc I universally read in America. t TiiE SLAVER CAPTAIN. I We lind in the Pennsylvania!) a very novol and interesting document, purporting to 1 be a conversation with the captain of the Ijarqtio runs, which at the lime o! her cap* < turc had !)00 slaves on board. We give it I as a rare and curious piece of sophistry. In- 1 stead of being a ferocious pirate, as one J would have a right to suppose, following | such occupation, he is represented to be ra ther a well cuucnied, well disposed kind of j' a man, speaking good English, besides two , J or three continental tongues, inclined to take 1 good care of the negroes lie was bringing < from Africa, and to inflict as litlly punish- I mont upon them, as the case would admit, s Tli s is mentioned to show that the views j expressed bv him 011 the subject, may have i been sincerely held. i Speaking on llie subject of the slave trade I with hint subsequently to bis capture, he I said: "I have no doubt you look upon this j 1 trade as the greatest of crimes, and we who j! pursue it as men of utterly abandoned hearts. !? You think we know it to he as bad as you i believe it to be, and thus knowing it to be opposed to all that is good and right, we yet | nnrviio it fur mom <r:hii. It is true." added ; Ilo, "it is for train we pursue il at I lie risk we I do, but it is nut true that we consider it sr> i bad as you do, or any more wrong than t violating the laws by siuiigglihg, And you * would think il still stranger," added lie, "if I i were lo assure you that i not only do not ; tlnnk it wrong, but that it is for the best in f lerests ot the African race in general, and f those carried away in particular." I ' Jlow," asked our informant, "can it be : right or beneficial to take a human being a- t way from his home and country, and make < him ;uslave?" t "From country and home," said the cap- < tain with a sneer. " The negro knows nothing of either; he is scarcely a remove above i the monkeys ami apes; wo take Imn away from a place where his life is hourly in jeopaidy, ami his station hut on a level with the brutes, and lake him to where manhood is acknowledged, his person protected and eared Ibr, and his mind enlightened by the precepts of religion; even though it is slavery, iiis situation is a thousand times higher, heller, safer and happier, than it was in his home in Africa. Why, mv dear sir," con IIIIUL'U nc, WIIII ?iji iiu; *; AIM MI <u uniiiiutri nance of a man who had full belief of the | truth of what he asserted, " I have been in- t striiincntal in converting more heathens to I Christianity in :i single voyage, than all the I Missionaries ;n Africa have done in the la it i ten years." Have you ever been in the interior of i Africa, where the siaves are mostly taken < from?" coini itied the captain. "If you have < not, you know nothing of their miserable I and degraded conditioii, and cannot- juihrc t r>f the good or the evil lliat is done by their removal." "But/'said our informant, "how can you reconcile your idea of benefitting them with the fact of putting so many in one vessel, to their great suffering, and even at the risk of their lives?" "That," was the reply, "is not our fault, but yours. It is forced upon us hy our laws. If the trade were free and open, we would not over load our vessels, nor take any more than could he safely carried; this our interest and our feelings would dictate?hut now we arc obliged to lake all we can crowd tn, because of the risk. If we make one good i Mil 111 \> u ui^ ific iiuu i minmg so much risk as \vc do, we arc compelled to resort to means wc do not approve to remunerate lor the losses your opposition to our traffic imposes, if the slave trade was regulated and not prohibited, the carrying of negroes from Africa would he no worse than the carrying of emigrants from Europe now is. But being illegal, and requiring concealment, we arc compelled to take more than we otherwise would, attd frequent Iv make them suffer to secure our safety?and . after all," said he, "I would have taken the negroes you found on board my vessel with more safety and comfort to America, than I hey can be taken back to Africa. The moment we arc out of danger, we do all in our power to make (Item comfortable, and naturally, we take care of their health and lives, for it is our interest to do so?the principle which you say alone governs our acts." "Now,'' continued the captain, "let us lake a more extended view cf the matter; lor I often look at the subject in its comprehensive relations, as well as its more immc- j tiate connexion with our interests. How nucli do you .suppose the prohibi.ion of the ?lavc trade lias done to improve the condiion of (he negro race in Africa, or for the emancipation or elevation of those in Atneaca? Those who have been most benefited by it arc the slaveholders of America? tnd they alone have been benefitted. Their ilaves, and the products of their slaves have Kicn advanced in value two fold in the Uuied States by it; the slaves themselves have ;aincd nothing, llad tHe trade continued Vec until now, the number of slaves there 1 inrl in flii* YVoct ImiIij*c nn/1 fimifli A itr?rtr?!i night have been doubled, perhaps, but there ivoultl thereby be twice as near the general Mijoyment of freedom. They would not >u half so valuable to their masters, and hey would be twice as numerous to induce ear?the first would be by far the most powerful inducement for their liberation. Who docs not know now that the condition if the whole body of slaves in the West Indies and South and North America is, in i:iy view far above the pseudo free negroes jI Africa, from whence they were original ly taken." STRANGE DISCOVERY OK MURDER. 4t -i i r : i * L ?t... inmost wit: lasi case nj nou; m which iiic [oriiirc was used in France before I he rovoutton, was one of a very extraordinary na* lire. An English Catholic lady named Burton, when travelling in Bagneres, slopled at an inn where she had I idgcd before. 1 There was but one double-bedded room un- 1 iccttpicd, and Mrs. Burton was obliged to 1 Hit up wi'h that,as the only accommodation ; which could bo obtained for herself and I waiting-inaid. 'The latter, after she had atended her mistres, prepared to retire her- 1 self, but when nearly undressed, caught a I 1 'Innpscot nor ngure m a large meunou um-j or which stood opposite the bed. Charmid with her own appearance, the words, Ah, 1 '(/, ptau blanche! ah. It:, joli bias ! (what a "air skin ! what a pretty arm !) escaped her, 1 ivith other expressions of vanity natural to 1 i French girl of her age. At last, pleased ' uid satisfied with herself, she retired to rest, 1 ind soon foil into a profound sleep. 1 When she awoke in the morning, she ap- 1 iroachcd the bed of her mistress, and drew ' isuJe tlie curtains (or lite purpose of waking 1 )cr. Judge what was her horror on beholdng her mistress swimming in blood! she lit- ' ereu a piercing crv, anil fell backwards, ( senseless. The landlord on hearing the shriek, ran up stairs, burst open the door, mil beheld a sight which, for a moment, rozo him with terror. He called up his servants to whose care he consigned the uninppy wailing maid, and directed them to Utend her whilst he went to make the mater known,to a magistrate, 'l ite latter proveiled to the place, and ordered the servant <> 1)0 detained until lurtlicr imlormation :oii!d bo ptoctircd. The proceedings were lonii: the maid i ivjis subjected to examination, and as nothing ippcnrcd to criminate her, she was set at iberiy. ibit this Ivas iml stidioiont I'm* hoc; ;lie possessed one o! those prondiv delicate spirits, gto whom irreproachable innocence lppeared an absolute waul. She therefore jonsidcred that by a mere legal discharge Votn the accusation, she had not been coin detely exonoratcd ; and she determined to eside for some time longer in the town, to >btain from I ho tribunal of public opinion the 'u I lest possible jnstiliration. !<*? ?i* this purpose she took lodgings at n milliner's, who urppiied her with work, ami enabled her to ive without exhausting the little sum she lad saved from her earnings whilst with Mrs. Burton. After having thus been employed for icarly two months, she had occasion one lay to go to a fruiter's shop, near a cabinetmaker's. One of tue men, who was amusing limsclf in singing, sui^enly stopped, and a!or obscrving'her for a moment, said, Ah. In. pc.au. blanche ! ah, le joli bras! Recollection flashed across her mind, it became evident that these expressions, directed to her, could have only been heard front her own mouth, when she used thetn under circumstances described. A suspicion arose in her mind against the man. She related the circumstances to a magistrate, and he was apprehended. The usual forms of criminal proceedings were gone through, but without producing anything further against the accused. This case was considered'to be one for the application of torture. The man confessed that he was hidden under a bod, in the room where Mrs. Burton and her maid slept; that he had remarked the conduct of the latter, notwithstanding his constrained position, from which he did not move until the people of the house had retired to bed; and then with a gag and poinard, he committed the murder in silence" and escaped with the purse he found under the lady's pillow.? The maid owed her safety to her profound sleep, and the hope he entertained that all suspicions of the murder would fall upon her. The report of a surgeon was obtained, from which it appeared that die wound had been inflicted on the deceased bv a shnpeut ting instrument, such as described. This evidence, with the fact that the man soon after the murder had spent money very profusely, which lie could not have obtained honestly, the relation of the servant girl and the confession of himself, were considered sufficient ground for his condemnation, and his execution look place immediately. ACCOMPLISHMENTS. It is the grand defect of the science of fe. ninie education in this country that it is too much the science of mere behavior. It aims too much at mere accomplishments, neglects that which is lastingly useful, and tends to produce a heartless, artificial character. It is true there are endless "'ologies'* in which the ladies now delight; plenty of arts and sciences, which fashion mists they must be tought, and of dialects which they l >vc to palter; but it is for show riot for service, we fear that these things arc learned. "With all our respect for them, we must say we deem the moulding of the heart, the education of I he character, in he infinilnlv mom important. The mothers of the most celebrated men have been far mora remarkable for strength of character than I or genius or acquirement? a strength of character, which is not incompatible with fomcninc softness of lechrig. This education of character does not at all preclude intcllccluar education; we only ask that women should ieai'n to use their minds as well as their memories, and the heart keep up that "communication which in modern belles, is as irregular as the transmission of the mails." All systems, However i>y which young women arc toughi to move their limbs according to the rule of art, t<? enter a room with a studied diffidence, and to seat themselves in a chair with measured action and studied grace, should ho utterly exploded": lor they arc only calculated to keep perpetually to their minds the degrading idea that they are preparing for the great market of the world. Real propriety of demeanor springs only from the mind; fashionable schools teach hut its counterfeit, while they forbid to be ingenuous. In such places the whole of early life is spent in getting rid of natnro nml in 111 ? nnftinn'tn^nt rti nrtin^A. till the heart an;I mind arc no more like that for which they were at first intended, than the tree which some laborious cit has trained into the shape of a peacock is hko that which has grown up in all the vigoious luxuriance of its native forest. Sonic minds [here are by nature so strong and elastic as to rebound from the pressure of such an education into the region of natural "enthusiasm and innocent true hcartcdncss, but the mass arc so moulded that they are paste board, whalebone anil buckram things, creatures of pullery and arlifice, whose every word, look, and act, every thin?r they do, is but a trick of custom. Well has it been said of' one who " finished her education" at such an establishment, thai " when she marries her days of happiness are cone." The tra?r sicnt ornaments ol youth pass away, and no solid attainment remains to supply their place. Neglected time returns to take long years ol vengeance for the hours that have been lost. She has learned notion!;, she knows nothing, and siio is nothing. In the meantime her husband wakes to see tho the truth: ho may not use: her ill, he may not reproach her: but he may and must regard her as an insect buzzing over his path, adding nothing to his happiness,sometimes hardly attracting his notice, never admitting her as a counsellor in his'plans, oft en mortilicii when they go into company, and never amused, or interested, in the l ?. I I ... .1 i.e. IC.-ISI ur>?ii;u, wncii nicy ai o n il u.om.? They arc paired, not matched; they endure life; they never enjoy it. The parlor of such a woman is as cold as a sepulchre. She is dependent wholly on umupany. Sho has no homo. Sho passes her days in exile. Ycm fur Bla de. The St. Louis Republican states that the district in that city, laid waste l>v the recent conflagration, have been almost entirely built up. Mr. "npway, the Indian Chief, Inst his daughter at New York on Saturday last. She was hnt four and a half years old, died of types fever. If a printer dreams of starving to death, it foretokens an abundance of" pi."