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ARDSO L~gANProprIelors.
.~ SUftTERVILLEt S.eC. J UL Y 1*2, 1'3 *
S-enyone'moment at. which
m'ndifidtal experiences a
satisfaction in sighing forth
train, "would I were a boy
ilrIy it is when, called away
ora! congenial pursuits, he is
S nd tomount a weapon and
p igh the drumbless, fifeless,
anouverings of a militia
* apariy. However much we
M 4 n . drhite the law and love to lend
Coe abdience to its high belests,
h 6 always object to the obnoxious
d otilgAieous' clause, which comn
ndgn's' o vrignty " to "fall in
W wlie' hich line by the way, is
ajyo atut as straight as the lidian's
_ eI y 'hWi.bent considerably over the
ther vays) and to execute imotions for
q.sprv oft sensiblo men and the ad
tonv~f thie-nultitude of the rising
aler an-without the slightest in
spar. him onward in the path
ia> that administered to his
6 ~liker neighbor, and without
"'4-the s tee.consolation which al
r roln a consciousness of
.16f- ro vemienti of serving one's
dditi Y; bor' tonferring a benefit upon
serowusly, these are only frivo
i haildish vbjections to the umi
ysteim of our State; which we, at
iak of being considered presump
t t hold to be a mtost consum
inbug, unmitigated by the
sa semblance of utility or of
n ptWorthly of thle wise legisla
* ileh has unusually marked the
f talsof-our State, and entirely be
'.t*6ijpH-t and temper of the age
nowihithve-live. And we rejoice,
Mfore, tr perceive, in several quar
s dfined, indications of a de
ire 'onthe part of the people for its
W0tiA)nl.iu ctllifientioni 'r entire -abolish.
Al Although it raiy be thought' a
tda *aste' of tlime and space to
lpestion, he right decision
easy access yeisreaf,
o .e puld seem to demland at
1 .r gind s more than a passing notice.
'Al IWarolifiian,.in comment
ngupon the subject, user the following
usible..9language "Whilst admit
..t' tlit refirm is necessary, it should
beemernbered that our present sys
tm ohas, heretofore worked well, and
Southt.Carolina has sent to the
h attlefifeldsof the country as wc!l
,traned and disciplined troops as those
okang .othle- State inl the Unlion."
PW1,Y eare proud to admit that the
n diay'ofS61ith Carolinia has
11fobrav'ely, and wvell mn her service.
5 mfth a r'ire devotion, borne her
ritpi~hAnly'through the perils of
; e Nlet but we are not ready to
rt that this effect is to be ascribed,
tiieleast degree, to the inllu.
a0 f i irmilitary training at home.
1 6nhontrary, we woult rather re
the.briar-patch lessons inflicted by
ing of a beat company, as bet
S ullted to inspire a disgust and
"te V (Jfr. everything military or
riIke and it surely atlords a siuper
Gl*and Incorrect knowledge of the
64'ystemn of tactics, which must it
bf-1hfbunla-ned and entirely oblitera
%othe simplest movemient of the
loder is beguni to be learned. In
t e cessfuil heroism in battle,
c as won anm enviable chlaratLer
f citf~etizen soldier otf the Palmett~o
cQ ry-ran inhertnce oft sii
n i~h aimated the patriot faithters of
hioni, and~ which will always
heoiv$$i sons to deeds of noble dam
#\c~h~h~ hemory of'thie past, holds
y 04*plo4, ma. the conseluosness of thie
c ~ ~ ree~ll awvare that the preser
Lion of a complete military orgainiza
~'4bl n hportant, as well for the ordi
rse.of inter-nalI police, as fbi
n~ ep~ttngnce which may at any
* Ibrec and arms, yhis end, however,
&States, and-w'hih embodies all thme
- jdt-mmtagesi of'the p~resentorganmizationi,
Sh h glaring evils resulting fr-om
m4iipdrecions&. T1he law in these
povides for thme enrollment of
.~4 ~ev~ohe.,liable in do milit ary duty,
lti v3hig'upon eaich of a smnall
tiotprnstadof the actual se
~J~2~lmne thus obtained to be
r~rmael to the complllete equip.
'o tpediy otganmized volunteer
QptiosathereavAlrmy or imentry
npt o each regiment.,
~ ~ ~ ~AyIeena~t menit of' such a provis
on in rmzr Staite, and \the comnsequenit
*'.mbohmtiymn of ~the beait Company, batal
iomantI magihndntal pdriado, umuch bet.
-1 d lhlL mind sorgambied commipanies
d phl ice would lbe
-g',~ V * kmv~ftire~ ti> say that al
Hzf~4u~ur~oJ4~,ull(choose to pay
~ ~kaifI~~emVic ~yv rdqmifed; while
members of the volunteer companies,
would be actuated by a real pride and
a true spirit of emulation, which would
be exhibited in the evolutions of a
well-drilled band,-ready at a mo
ment's warning to answer to the call of
danger, and wholly competent, if re
quired, to put to flight an entire regi
ment of beat companies.
Besides presenting a scheme which
we think of sufdicient weight to over
balance the presumnp ion inl favor of tlh
present organization, we might enumer
ate many and serious objections which
are of themselves strong arguments
against it. Not the least of these is
founded in the fact, that the frequent
company battalion atnd regimental ,rc
views whieh are now required by law,
subtract an enormous amount of val
uable labor from the chunnels of Agri
cultural production,-a labor much
more profitable than any other em
ployed in ihis branch of industry.' We
ire sure that if the aggregate value thus
lost to the wealth of the community,
and thrown away for no good purpose
whatever, were ascertained, it would
be sufliciently great to startle the wise
men of our State. At certain seasons
of the year, this may be a matter of
very trivial importanae; but during
the working season, when the whole
force of our- farmers is concentrated
upon the growing crop, it becomes the
source of serious and burdensome an
noyance, and a harrassing inpediment
to the successful prosecution of their
useful pursuits.
It has been taken as a valid argu
ment against giving to the peop!e the
election of Governor and of Electors
of President an'd Vice President, as
well as other and ininor offices now
filled by the Legislutire. that such a
policy would divert men from the pur
suits of industry, and cause them to
assemble frequently in large crowds
alrording thus ample opportunity and
great incentives to the exercise of the
s'itfonger passions of our nature, and a
prolifie source of riot,.-1isorder aid
A;ainst these n lat.it is
no 'one cai'doub witlm 'how much
greater force does it apply against the
present military organization ini our
State; which calls together large bodies
of men, and especially young men,
"armned and equipped as the law di
rects," often ready and willing to join
a hand in fomenting disturbances, and
encouraging, by their presence at least,
those scenes of tumult and confusion
so destruqtive to social and domestic
harmony,-all for the purpose of -wa
ding through a few simple atid unim
portant step-andjetck-it evolutions, a
prolounad igniorance of which would be
a bliss unutterable.
We have already given to this mat
ter more space thut we had intended,
and are reluctaitly compelled to omnit
several considerations which appertain
to its projper diseuts~ioni. We will,
therefore dismiss the subject with the
hope, that our Legislatue, in its wis
domn, may think proper to abo lish the
System as it now Cists, and substituc
another int its stead, more cotisistent
with the interests of the people, and
better cuiducive to the end in view.
Chester Stundard.
A' Sea. Slketcl.
When our ship was in Marseilles
we took on board a considerable
amtount of spcie, that wais mniostly in
hive-franc pieces, anid was p)ut upl in
simall canvass fngs, containing" live
hundrted pieces eachm. When brioughmt
on board it was stored in a small roomn,
next adjoining the spirit-room, below
the orhop deck, andc upon the larbloard
side. T1hie entrance to the specie wans
by mueanis of a snmall htitchiway which
was setcue by a stronig p.ad lock.
Abaft of' this hatch was the bulkhead of
thme bread-roomi, aind abreast of it were
the rooms of' somne of' the passed tmid
shmlnipen. JDirectly opposite, upuon the
other side of the dick, was the walk of
a sentry, whose diuty it, was to take
charge of thle hat ern that wats conistaint
ly kept butrninig there, and also to keep
the after-part of the deck free from all
persons who hadl no businiess there.
Directly ammidships, and upon the stat
board side of which the large lantern
was secured, was a smnall stoie r-oomn,
occupymtg an space of' someni tent feet
square; consequently, when the sentry's
attention was called to the lantern,
whtichn was osftein the case as he had to
light~ the candles for the officers, the
vie-w of' thle opposite side of the (leek
was shut off
(Oe afternoon, while the ship was
on her passatge from Tloulon to Gibr-al
tat-, the Purser- caine on (leek ini a state
of' intense agitation, hand souight the
captaitn i the cabin.
"WYhait's the atter, Pur-ser?" asked
the Captaitn, who was just looking over
the "day's work" of' the mtidshipmen.
"Good heavens ! thei-e is maattecr en
ough," retur-ned thme Punrser-, sinking in
to a seat and dropping his cap upon the
*"Whalit is it? a deficit ini the-stores
spirit-eask spr-ung a-leak?
Nos sir. There'srmoney qone/'
I"Some mistake of yours, then."
"No, no, captain. It's been stolen!"
",Stolen/" reiterated the Captain,
opening his eyes and leaning forward.
"What money?"
"Part of that we took at Marseilles."
"But that is safely stored under lock
and key, tind directly under the eye
of a sentry."
"Yes-but still some of it has been
stolen. There are four bags gone
nearly two thousand dollars."
"Are you sure of this?"
"I have just come from the room,
where I went to make an exchange for
the gold we got at Toulon. I wanted
the five-franie pieces to pay off the
grog-money to the men. I missed four
of the bags. They are- numbers six,
nine, twenty-eight, and thirty. I know
just how I placed them."
The Captain sat some time without
speaking. Once or twice he seemed
to be on the point of bursting forth
into a passion, but lie gradually calmed
his feelings, and the cool judgment
which was one of his leading charac
teri-tics came to his aid.
"Have you spoken of this to any
one?" he asked, raising his eyes froim
the floor.
"Only to my steward."
"Send for him at once."
As the Captain spoke lie rung a
small bell at his side, and the orderly
entered the cabin. The Purser's stew
ard was sent for, and so was the cap.
tain of marines. To theim. the subject
was opened.
"Now," said the old Captain, "there
is need of caution here. Not a breath
of this must get to the men, or the
money will most assuredly be thrown
overboard, and all the traces of the
thieves lost. It seeis almost impos
sible that any body could have entered
the specie-roon without detection,
evei with the connivance of the sentry;
but yet the thing must have been done,
and soine of the marines must have
been in the plot. The officers whose
rooms. are on the after-part of the or.
lo . deck 6hallb'q placed upon the
W i, and Atieverythisi 6o'
usual we may yet eatch the rascals, for
in all probability they will go after
more of the money."
The thing was discussed freely in the
cabin, and when the arrangements were
all mad, it had been decided that the
orderly sergeant should detail four of
the nmarine-, whose honesty and keen
ness could be confided in, as sentries
for the post at the spirit-room-that
they should relieve each other as usti
a.l, and that they should be silent on
the subject of the theft. Matters were
thus arranged, and things went on as
It had betn some time the practice,
in serving out the bread to the cooks of
the messes, fur the bread-bags to be
brought down and left at the door of
the bed.rooin. and as the steward and
his assistants filled them they were set
on the outside, fir the cooks to get
themi whein they pleased, by simiply a
pass f rom the midshipman of the deck.
Sometimes the bags remained upon
the orlop-deek over night.. It was pro
posed by the Purser that this order, or
-athier diorder of things should be
stopped, but the Captain thought it
better not to meddle with it, tbr if any
of the cooks were implicated this would
surely prevent any further develop
men ts. The sentries, however, were
strictly enjoined to keep their eyes
uiponi the cooks when they c-ame atller
their biags, anid also to look out that
no one was secreted among thein.
TIhe next day the Pur-ser went to the
Captaini with the astonishing initelli
gencee that unother- bag of/ money~ was
mnissing .? Tho senties who had been
oni polst duiring thle night were called in
to the cabiin and questioned, but they
took solemn oathis that nothing had
gone amiss durtiing their several watch
es that they coul d teo-t; andi aft er
much threatening on the p'arm (of the
Captain, hewasubreed to believ-e theina,
ihr he flierswhohad taken it tupont
themselvyes to be on the lookouit were
equally at ihult. It was a strange af-L
Ihi r at best. The smiallI hateh was
foutnd securely locked, but yet another
hag wias missinig ! H ow to account fir
it they knew not ; bt the captain de
teritined tupou another trial.
Thlree days pass~ed wiithout any for.
thter d evelopm ien t. Tlhmose who wecre
in the secret wer-e still upon -the watch,
and the whole thing had as yet beeni
kept from the men. Ev-en the ni'oter
at-armis knew nothing of it.
On the ntight of the four-th day there
were somne fifteen bread-hags, newly
tilled, set outside of the bread-i-oim
dloot-, ready for- the cook to take in the
mo~ntinmg. A t mitdniighit a mariine atoned
AleGuire was placed upotn thte impior
tant post. I he was a <luick(-witted,
keen fellow, a S3cotehtmant by bith, and
onte who cotuld be truasted. As soon
as Ih had taken hits post he went over
to the larboard side of the (leek atnd
ran his ey e around among~ the b: .gs.
TIhey appeared all right, and as he
poked his fingers into the inouth of each,
heoun d thcy wiere filled iiith bread.
Half an hour had passed away, and
at the end of that time,. as McGuire
stood learning against-the stancheon at
the after-corrier of tile small square
room before mentioned, it appeared to
him that one of the bags, that had be
fore been open to his present line of
vision, had been sorpehow moved fur
ther forward, as it was now more than
half hidden by the intervening corner.
le knew that no living soul had de
scended either of the ladders since the
officers of the first watch came down,
and that no one could. have passd
along the deck. As ie stood and gazed
upon the bank as ho saw it move.
In a moment McGuire had guessed
the secret. Ile sprang across the deck,
and found that the bag stood exactly ov
er the edge of the hatch a position wh ich
it nust have assumed during the fifteen
minutes last passed.-K lHe united the
lanyard, buN the mouth was full of
bread; and hdgave the bottom of tihe
bag a kick with his fopt, and a sharp
cry came forth. It was but the work
of a moment to throw the bag upon its
side, and while McGuiro was stooping
dowt to examine the bottom, two of
the lieutenants, attractec by the noise,
had come from their rooms.
The bottom of tlhebag was already
oil; and a small boy, one.of the ship's
apprent ices, named Quizley, was drag
ged out. There wqs:a, Iittle partition
in the mouth of the bag; and while
that had been filled with bread the
main part had been occupied by the
The mystery wvas soon out, for the
boy was easily froightened into a. full
confession. Onet o the mess-cooks,
named Valto1'ild both of the stew
ard's assistanf. eie in -the plot.
Walton, an ingehi'us felloN, hud made
a key to fit the io6k 'rom, an rmpres.
s Un he laid obt4iHdJthe original.
The bag lie hid r lsoiat the
boy could-be,oiejacod insidoand at
the samnotimo e e himsel out.
Several s'nall h egserved
him to see wh~f h,
boy- wasll; esilye a ' - the
bi adrdo6m -by 4. qlstants,
placed in the bag, andthen set out in
the other bags. but-as near as possible
to the hatch of the specie-room, from
whence lie found butlittle trouble inl
Imaking his way to the money. le
had taken but one bag at a time, which
he hauled up after him into his narrow
quarters, aflerlvihich he would lace on
the bottom of the breadbag again, and
in the morning his cook would come
and carry him up to the bertli-deck.
During the two weeks previous, the
boy had been on the "sick list," so lie
wis not of course expected in his watch
onl deck at. niglit.
The implicated men were secured,
and the iniey was found in Walton's
niess-ehcst. They had laid their plans
u'or deserting whemi the ship arrived at
Gibraltar, and getting the moneY off
w ith them. They owned that they
had calIulated Liupon securing live tlou
San(d dollars,
The three men were court-iiarti.iled,
seiteneed to two hundred lashes
apiece, and then to be set on shore at
the first port made, while the boy was
subjected to such reformatury process
as shipboard afforded, lie being only a
tool in the hands of the older thieves.
The sentences were carried out to
tah vrletter, and the Purser l~t
muheasy after his money-hags were
secued, and thme adroit thieves dlisposedl
GEaN. JACKsoN's LA wV (FFicE.
It may not be generally known
among onr distant readcrs that the
oflice in which Gen. Jackson rcadl
law in this town, is still stantding. It
is a small frame building, and seemsB
to have he'r once painted red; but
its color r. eecsenut woul lie hard to
describe. TIheo hand of time is visi
ble oni it. We visited it a few days
ago; it stands upon the lot of Nathan.
iel Boydena, Esqjr., and iin front of
his elegant dwelling. A stranger
would wonder that it was permtiitted
to remain a deccaying and unslightly
structure in the midst of taste and
eleganuce; but there are associatiens
connaeded with it-be it said to the
honor of the proprietor-that p~re
serves it from the ruthless hand of
progress. Its former tenant, after
a career among the most brilliant in
tho annals of history, now mioulders
in the grave, leaving behind him a
name as lasting as time. From this
hmunable and insignificant oficee ho
went forth, raising step by step, en
circling his brow with freshinjaurels,
and extending, the circle of liis fame
at every advance, until lie at last
reached the proudest heighuts, the
moat honor ed station in the world.
Living, he was his country's pride;
and dead, hais memnory is shrined in
every heart.
Ia e rN . U 1an
Who can read the history of La
fayette's youth without. discerning
early developments of a superior in.
tellect, and of uncommon strength
.of mind?. Before attaining the age
of twenty years, he had refused the
tempting honors of a splendid court,
and embarked in the cause of .those
principles which he carried with hiin
through life. Had .he, in a fit
of desperation, and when fortune
frowned, erossed the Atlantic and
entered the service of our country,
as a refugee in distress, .we might
feel grateful for his timely aid, but
could not extol his magnanimity.
But how different was the spectacle!
At-home he was honored and be
loved, and enjoyed the brightest
prospects. A thousand difficulties
beset his undertaking. The wishes
of his family, the utmost exertions
of his enemies, the powerlessness. of
those who represented the American
Cause, were all combined against
him, but all failed to repress his ar
dor. How strikingly was the native
energy of his character displayed in
the events of his flight from the
shores of France, and his appear.
ance on the theatre of our-revolu
tionary struggle! His military talent
in the field, his political sagacity in
the council, during his eventful cam
paigns on our American soil, his ex
ertions in our behalf at the French
court, and the esteem with which he
was uniformly regarded by Washing
ton, bear honorable evidence to the
good qualities which adorn both .the
head and.the heart of the youthful
disciple of .liberty.
True. to his principles, he renoun
ced even the hereditary honors of his
amily. e Had he sought. for personal
aggrandizemtnt by. worshipping. the
rising tar 6f,'N oleon'a fortune, he
less esires- e acceptedh
presidency of a republic, he might
have assumed a dictatorship, and
moved in the dazzling.orbit of abso
lute..cominand. .If Lafayette ever
really aspired to the highest office in
the government, we. cannot doubt,
relying on the testimony of his whole
public life, that his aspirations were
consecrated by the purest and
most patriotic motives. Strugglinr
Greece, enslaved Poland, Spain and
Portugal distracted and convulsed,
as well as oppressed America, and
his native land, participated in his
sympathies, and engaged his exer
tions in the cause of liberty.
When we view Lafayette's infiu
ence during the first days of the
French revolution; when we see him,
in the public assembly, demanding
from the Count d'Artois that the
rights of the French people. to per
sonal security, personal liberty, and
private property, should be cnsid.
ered inviolate; when we look at -his
wonderful organization of the Nation
al Guard, and witness his capacity
to command; when at Versailles he
preserved the royal family and his
own life from an armed and infuria
ted mob; we see only another devel
opment of that character so nobly
stamped during his services in ou'r
struggle for independenmce--and that
impress was as deepand well defined
in the last stage of his life, as wli'en
it appeared fresh from the plastic in
fluence of the revolution.
We freely admit that, if there was
any error in Lafayette's political
course, it was, that his patriotism
sometimes blinded him to the faults
and frailties of his countrymen; that
he sometimes indulged tho hope of
seeing his most ardent desire for
France accomplished in the complete
adoption of American principles ol
grovernmoent. 0Of his consistency,
the well-known declaration of Charles
X. that lie 'know but two men who
had always professed the same prin
ciples -himself and Lafayette,' im
sufficient evidence. With the 'mob,
his popularity did, indeed, fluctuate;
but lie was always beloved by the
Yet his talents and life were nev.
er truly estimated and rewvarded by
the French people. France nevoi
paid the debt of paternal love whici
she owed to a son whose proudesl
boast was that of pure filial affection.
Lafayette died a good old age; bu
his reward, tho-ugh embittered by th4
untoward issue of bis-labors, was em
phatically the row dpf t~e ;patriut
.a a men . Umn 4
"Th world - ildr
From the Dublin Irish Americaa.
Mrsi. Stowe i Cork.
Skull and Skibberbeen--Blarney
lane and Blackpool -have invited the
femalo Barnum-the princess of huam
bugs-to 'that beautiful city called
Ccrk to an abolition oration!
Uncle Tom's Cabin! Father
Pat's Hut!
Uncle Tom well fed, well clothed,
well housed, well doctered, and, in
many instances, well educated!
Father Pat dying in a ditch, after
bethg thrown* out of his birth-spot
ragng m a spotted fever -without a
drop of water to cool his burning
tongue-without food, raiment or
medicine-without sympathy or aid
-save from his penniless peers-rot.
ting, rotting, rotting away out of ex
Uncle Tom decently coffined and
Father Pat thrown, like a piece
of carrion, into the red earth, a
shrivelled remnant of skin hanging
about his bones, without a shroud.
a coffin, a sigh, or a tear-the hun
gry dog howling after and tearing
him from the earth A night, and
holding a carnival over his putrid
Aye, inhabitants of Cork city,
your white brothers lying upon your
wuysides, the steps of your hall-doors,
my our streets, covered with vermin,
fever maniacs, with parched lips and
cancerotg stomachs, how dare you
interfere with American institutions
-institutions fostered, fed and sup
ported by the cotton, rice and tobac
co lords--selfish and knavish hypo
crites that they are-of Englandl
Aye, take Mrs. Iarnum Stowe
to Skibberbeen and Skulh Sho*
her the spot where the bones of your
kindred lie bleaching-vwomenand
muen, honeiter, betterd pure than'
you4he~itb 'ro~rsli' hive,
told, (according to the eminent and
philanthropic Everette,)'in the fright
ful languago'of political economy that
at the. daily table which nature
spreads for the human fanily there
is no cover laid for them in Ireland,'
and that 'they have crossed the ocean
to find occupation, shelter and bread
on a foreign 8oily'
Aye, take Uncle Tom's historian
to Father Pat's grave-that spot of
red damnation -remind her of the
blood hound banquet, the festering
corpse, the howls of the famine strick
en, the blasphemous ravings of the
insane-i-and ask her should You in
termeddle for the black while you
have white slaves by the millions,
whose condition you have done noth
ing-you do nothing-to alleviate!
Father Pat starves in a but not
fit for an aristocratic hog; give him a
human dwelling.
Poor Pat is without food; give him
to eat from 'the -daily table which
nature spreads.'
- Father Pat is ignorant, unenlight
ened; educate him, and you will be
blessed of God.
Do this-~perform these duties
contribute to free your own white
slave-.(called, by a mockery, a de
lusion and snare, a free man)--and
then you mnay fe4e Mrs. Stowe, Lucy
Sto, or Abby Folsom, and sym
pathize m th American bondsmen,
whonm you propagate by purchasing
that cotton which they, and they only,
can produce.
Ttra WAY -rHE PAaRs MILurXF.as no
rr.-Th~e milliner-s of Paris adfapt'the
style of their fashions to the chaniges
of the seasons. A t the close of March
they trim with budding imitations of
foliage ; with the close of April they
use the niearly full blown rose ; this
during the miounth of May is combined
with its buds and leaves and other
May flowers. The children too have
their new fashilions. Dresses in toffeta
of Italian rose, lilac or light blue, en
tirely covered with light flounces, are
now the rage for little girls. Fiftcan
little flounces, festooned in very deep
cockscoimbs of white silk fs omn one
rufile of light cnlivening freshness.
T1his is said to form a beutiful ross,
surmouted by the head of' a pretty
child. Place on thuis a nice strawv hat,
with garlands of tiny rosos, let these
braids of hair escape ona white neck,
and the tout ensemble is imid to -be deo
exists in some parts of Germiany a
law to prevent dfinking during divine
sernco.dt-rnns thus 'An person
drinkinig innnazleho de durmng di
1 -
-vie rvid n 4..'
fardie In one of ti
ties of England was'rne -
whom he had formerly
and who again askedf -
The farmer, rather'iIt
be relieved from his Nm
with any intertion.Cf~'a
told him he would ibi
send word to the .pl
man told him he shoul
Time passed on, and -
tirely forgot his protnise
however, he suddenly
sleep, and awaking hIs
felt a strong impulse to "
diately to the county to
or 40 miles distant; -
had not the least idea.
ored to shake off the iinpr
went to sleep again; but aiw
ond time with such a atroij
tion that he must start.thsd
that he directly rose,
horse, and set off. -Onbh
had t#cross a ferry, whic
only do at one hour of Lh
when the mail was carried
He v as certain he should
but nevertheless rode on
he came to the ferry,
surprise, found that thou
had passed over a short im
ously, the ferryman was siill
On expressing his astonishi'
boatman replied:
0, when I was at th
I heard you shouting an
The farmer said he'id
od; but the other repa
tion that he had :disa4id
him call.
Havin cssed
pursued his 'uney
the county n the
But ienotb h'i0
'had not t
business toes "eu -
amused hiIself by s i
the place, and attl
court where thet an
held;, The prisoerlt
just been, to all "pp
guilty by circustant~
murder; and he was t ei
had any ,itnes to callii'
He replied that he had I
there, but lookinr unt
amongst the spectators; -b_4
ized the -farmer, whW a
ately recognized in h
who had applied to hin
The farmer was itatly .,um
to the witness-bo, 'and hj"
proved, beyond the
doubt, that the very houre
er was acused of comnitti"m '
in one part of the county, hg
plying for work in another.,
The prisoner was of coirs
quitted, and the farmer f~o
urged on by an unconti
pulse, which he could*zg
plain nor account fori b"..
taken his midnight jours
purpose, notwithstandi
so ureasonable and
is usual to say that only wmi
sip; but we are 'sure, ins ciii
the men do a little,
.person move into a largeou
stantly his business neigbi
gin to wonder if he can afr~'
plying, of' course, by? the
that he cannot. Does at
buy a horse? There:aMre
shakes of the head,'ic:i;
marks, in whispers, ab~
thrifts. Does a tirdX~
his store, or enlarge his stoce
hints are heard respeotin~.
pIe that go too fast, and,
are certain always to end in run
[Has a fourth made -a' fortgte.
people cannot now abuse hta
spending money, the 'e
grown haughty; so that e~1"
is twice as affable as bi
sneered at for being "purso re
fiftha, a sixth, .a seventha
on ondless, has some other .
ded fault, over which hissaoi
ance talk behind sba
hint of, winking as they au 1eA5
cigars. -There is a
this minding otherpo ' 'i
to be found among vi5 ~i
cinnati, and we saet
so Sensible~~~P~ h

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