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Where are 4be Sead ?
XVhere aro the miffhtv'ones of ages past,-.
s* Who U'er the world tneir inspiration c.nsi,
Whose memories stir our spirits like a blast?
" X "Where are the dead f
Where arc the lofty minds of Greece f where bo
"The ftieh of Sparta and Thcrmopyl? f
?n. " * * "
vvu^Hcriug ainccaonmn, where is be ?
Where ni% the dead?
Athett A no Rome's founders t Where lief cliicf'
' * >. est son, 4
Before whose name the whole known world
bowed down, _
Whoso conquering ana chased the retreating
ore the dead f
tin ? ? * - *
n ucrc a me onrd-wornor king of Albion's state,
A pattern for enrth's sons to emulnte,
The truly, nobly, wisely, goodly grent t
* Where arc the dead.!
Where is Gaul's hero, who aspired to bo
A second Ctesar in his mastery,
. To whom earth's crowned ones trembling bent
the kneef
Where arc the dead 1
Where is Columbia's son, her darling child.
Upon wliopo birth virtue and freedom smiled,
" n.. tit?i?- - - -
m.uw >? c-Bwjni omr, ongnt, pure, and undctilcd!
Where arc tho dead ?
-j r. t
Where oro the sons of song, the soul-inspired,
T. e bard 'of Greece, whose inuse (of heaven
With admiration a gen past has fired,
The classic dead f
Greater that! all?an earthly sun enshrined?
Where is the king of bnrdaI Where shall we
The Swan of Avon?monarch of the mind?
The H?ni? I
' With their frail bodies, did they wholly die,
Like tlic brute dead passing forever by f
^Jhgfl.wherefore was their intellect so high,
;-fs Tho mighty dendf
Why waa it not confined to earthly sphere,
To earthly wants! If it must perish here,
Why did they languish for a bliss more dear,
The blessed dend f
If Here tliey-perished, in their being's germ,
, Here'thought and aspiration, had their term,
Why should ft giant's strength propel a worm ? |
jiue aena?the dead.
ThcrcUMO dead! Tho fodfljAdccd did die,
? That c^^rthe etheriel being^Q^r on high ;
'Tib bn^R outward covering iTlhrown by?
This is the dead!
The spirits of the lost, of whom we sing,
II nre perished not.?they have but tAkt-n wing,"
Changing an earthly for a heavenly spring:
- There arc the dead!
< ttonnoa u ooogreaa.
The foHoviring very sensible and just views
, on this Bubjedt^yrc take from the editorial col*
of tb?e itfaihington Sentinel:
*5 tfuch of the delay, confusion, and dissensions
in Cong res* aro clearly traccable to the system
of rotation, which strips it of cxpcrionced
members, and fills their places with raw one*.
it would seem that the plan for the conduct
Of business is Well calculated to systematize, to
ripen measures, apd to have tiiem fully, fairly,
and ably presented for consideration.
$ 'What better mode could be devisad than
tho distribution of work among tho several
committees t These committees have confided
^Mfejjeir special charge certain measures upon
Jwhich Congress has to act. Upon them rests
^hc responsibility of collecting.all authentic information
on the aevcral matters, and of making
anch a report upon-them, accompanied by the
evidence upon which the report is based, as
?* will enable each member of Congress to dctert*
mine, intelligently for himself, what course lie
ehall pursue. ' If the committee faithfully perform
thoir duty, Congreas has before it the in-S.kt-1.
a. il
luniinuuu uLKiu wuicii mj uTCiac, ana me uiero
reading of tho report, jrill bring them toa conclusion
how to vote, find little time would be
lest in discussion. Each committed wou!d fur<iish
the quota of repojfcapd information, so
that every subject to be considered would have
rcceivod due studyaiAljo properly presented.
-A. speedy and hnrrn6n!6us session ought to be
4he result But -what is the fuctf
i Scarcely any-report is read, or, if read, is allowed
to bare its due <Wgtitr And why I
There are two jOno prominent reafoa
is, that so ranch of what comes beforeXk>n.
tfrow baa antecedents, on Which in inntrniWlbTh
gavea, new members have no knowledge or in'
Armstion, whiltt such antecedent*, |f known,
t JKight grently modify or eveti reverse Ihe conf-.
^Osion ^to wldoh ?ro^w1?w^they ^wool^ave
nn&w fliiit them
i'- ^ ' "%
JfA? *^fc _ ~?:- . jka l > - i
A member of ability and industry, who h
diligently prepared himself during several co
gresscs to earn a name, naturally enough fee
Keenly .the injustice of being left out just at tl
fruition of liis labors, and after having abni
doncd his private interests and devoted hirasc
to the public service.
If the country understar *1 its interest^
should stereotype the nar os of its faitlifi
and able supporters in the congressional list.?
The system of rotation mokes demagogue!
the opposite system mako business nu-u an
Bpain and the United States.
The following message was sent to tlx} Sci
ate on Tuesday afternoon, in reply to ft resoli
tion of inquiry adopted by that body:
To the Senate of the United States : I haste
to respond briefly to tho resolution of the Set
ate of this date, requiring the President to ir
form the Senate "if, in his opinion, it be not ir
compatible with the public interest, whehe
anything has arisen siuce the date of his tnc!
sage to the House of Representatives of th
26th of March Inst, concerning our relation
with -the government of which in hi
opinion inuy dispense with '.ingestion
therein contained, touching i prioty t
provisional measures by Cop meet an;
exigency that may arise in .ss of Con
gross ntfccting those, relations.
In the message to the House of Represents
tivfcs referred to I availed myself of the
sion to present the following rcflcctiofrs am
"In view of the position of thelsland of Cu
bn, its proximity to our const, the relation
which it must ever bear to our comntcrcinl nn<
other interest*, it is vain to expect that a serif
of unfriendly acts infringing o:ir commercin
rights, nnd the adoption of a policj* threaten
ing the hooor and security of these Suites, cai
long exist with peaceful relations.
"In caso the measures taken for the ainicn
ble adjustment of our difficulties with Spnit
should uuforlunatcly fail, I shall not hesitate U
use the authority nnd means which Congees:
niav grant to insure the observance of our jus'
rights, to obtain redress for injuries received
jfnd to vindicate the honor of our ting. In an
wvijiauuu 01 mat conungeney, which i earnest
ly hope niay not nrisf, I suggest to Congress tlx
propriety of adopting such provisional incas
ures as the exigency may sccin to demand."
The two House* of CongrcHa inny have antic
ipatcd that the hope then expressed would b(
realized before the period of it* adjournment
and that our relations with Spain would havt
assumed a satisfactory condition, so as to remove
post causes of complaint, nnd afford better security
for tranquillity and justice in the future
1 am constrained to say that such is not tlu
fact. Tho formal demand for immediate rcpn
ration in tl>e case of tho Clack Warrior, in
stcfl?L4if j>ft?infjri>aeii mobuu *'* " UCChTf Sp.iir
by ?i$Egf9Sn^H9op, liaV.unly wrvTd to cal
forth a justification oif?iJif> liii-nl mitlmr'tiM n
Cubn, and thus to trnrtMBthc rcsposibilitv fin
their acts to tlie SpanialtGovcrnnicnl itself.
Meanwhile, iiiformutiniYdagt only reliable ir.
its nature, but of an offieiaTWiarnl-ter, was i$
ceivt-d to the effect that preparation whs ma
king within the limits of the United States
by private individual*, under military organi
zation, far a descent upon the Island "of Cuba
with a view to wrest that colony from the do
minion of Spain. International comity, th<
obligation of treaties, and the express provis
ions of law, alike required, in my judgment
that all the constitutional power of the Kxecu
tivc should bo exerted to prevent the consum
nation of such a violation of positive law, aiu
of that good faith on which mainly thcnmica
liU ? ??: ^
VV . ViMktVUO VI UViKlil/VIIIIU llttliMliO lJUIOl UU
In conformity with the convictions of publii
duty, a proclamation was issued to warn all per
sons not to participate in the contemplated en
tcrprise, ana to invoko the interposition in tliie
behalf of the proper officers of the Govern
ment. No provocation whatever can justifj
private expeditions of hostility against a eouu
try at peace with the United States. The pow
cr to declare war is rested by the constitutor
in Congress, and tlio experience of our pnst bis
tory leaves no room to doubt that the wisdon
of this arraugoment of constitutional powci
will continue to bo verified whenever the na
tioonl interest and honor shall demand a rosor
to ultimate measures of redress.
^-cnaing negotiations uy in? r,xoeuuve, nut
before the action of-Congress, individuals couh
not bo permitted to embarrass the operation
of the one and usurp the powers of the othei
of these depositories of tne functions of gov
JL.have only to add, that nothing has nrisei
ain'oe the date of my former message to dispens
with tho suggestions therein contained, touch
ing the pronrioty of provisional measures hi
\Va*ki*gton, Augvti \Ut 1864.
#1.1.^.1 A? 1? nk?l.
V94VKO* VII Mi l>UO VUlUii
The Washington Star. of the lit, pays Cole
loneLOr^<he Representati ve of tho Fifth Con
greasioaei' District of this state, the anooxoi
high compliment m Chairman of the Coromittc
of the Whole Bouse :
We have Icon every tttembor preside, wh
has been called to the Chair in the last olcvoi
year*. Among them all, no one has nfnagc
matters mare successfully than Mr. Orr.nrho i
now presiding over tho Committee of themVhol
on the state of Uie Union, tha.Civil and Slplc
i ma tic appropriation bill?-the great nteasure <
i the balance of the session-^being nnd4r consld
I . H!a rMitinMu li i-flhurlraMo m?
experieneo ho bos bad i
tho position, far more trying at tbia period of
-JMifotf than <riy other. ' His particular aii
mint oecaaoarHy bo to drive biuinc** with
rtwb?<(be?rt of doing which, ovidoatiy. no on
m>tf*jbft?J(4?bat?w ft*n He. Quickness of A]
prehension is a prominent trnit of Ills cbftraetc
*s pnblio man.- if it-la not' bia moirt roninrki
* -* .mi.?- .1 _#
mo tegiaiauvu . - A uijjyjuMie imusi, u? coi
fiwiou worw confounded, withthe.Vokwof froi
two to twenty members rippng over tli<> Hoi
its impossible to describe his tact in steering tli
n- over-manned barque, with its crew as vocifc
'Is ous us Greek sailors in a storm, amid the be<
io noise, bustle, over-eagerness of somo, and undo
n- listlessnesa of others, which always chaructci
ilf izc the dying days of a session of the Ilousttc
Representatives?every avenue to the Hous
it being crowded tho whilo, with n deeply intoi
jl estca shuffling, buzzing and sweating crowt
? to hcightcu the confusion and excitcmcnt reigr
>; ?nb'
Washington National Monument. s
As elecu4vfor members of Congress, <to
i- will be heluduring the ensuing months in sev
i- oral States of tlic Union, tlio Board of Mann
gera have deemed it their duty to request t!ii
n Judges or Commissioners who may be appoint
, ed to take the ballots of tlio vo'.era, to put nj
. boxes at the different localities where oleetion
I. will be held, for the purpose of receiving suel
r contributions as the admirers of the illustriou
FRther of his Country may think proper to do
c posit in nid of tho great Monument now ir
8 course of erection in this city to his memory.
s They feel assured that wlien this noble am
B patriotic purpose is presented to the people
they will not hesitate to give their mite foi
., such an object; and it now bcconios more nee
[. cssnry, as the funds of the Society are 1'npidh
diminishing, and may not soon be adequate tc
carry oil the work. A small contribution from
each citizen or voter throughout the Unitcl
j State?, would be sufficient to complete the
work,?a work inlondcil to add to their gloiy
as well as to honor the memory of the illustns
oils dead. A half dime is hut nn iuconsidcraj
blc sum, and yet a half dime contributed bv
s every inhabitant of our country^would rear
I the grand structure, now in progress, to itsdes.
tinea completion. It will be pitiful, wondrous
j pitiful, if <uit of twenty-five millions of noula
who inhabit this great country, rendered inde.
pendent, prosperous nnd luippy mainly by his
, exertions nnd dfcvotion to its euuse, the sum nc}
eessary to erect ? Monument, worthy of such a
3 tnan could not be completed for the wnnt of
t tlie small pecuniary aid which every American
should feci it his pride n* well as his duty to
[ afford.
At the last Presidential election, the plan oi
, obtaining contributions nl the poll's, (thus tcst[
ing the patriotism nnd liberality of the voters
and other*,) was attempted, though the previous
arrangements were uot 6uch as to insure a
V CP V full I'ol l?i>? ir>r> tlia r??nll >? ..olt.f."'"
ry as couid, under the circumstance*, have boon
It is therefore desirable this system should
be continued in the different States at all futuro
elections of a local or general nature; and
tho Board of Managers indulge the hope tlial
on this occasion at the elections to he held in
the respective States of Maine, V.orniont, Mas(
SitL'husoils, New York, New Jersey, Peni.svlvaj
uia, Delaware, Maryland, South Otrolina, GeorC
gin, Mississippi, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, IIr
linois, Louisiana, and Florida, contributions
will be made in aid of the Monument, worthy
of tlio count rvmcn of their illustrious beofuctor.
j ocu cuin" ui LUC n . i>. 31. O.
Fellow-Citizens: The Monument bo nobly un1
dertnkcn by a fow of our patriotic countryincn
j to comnicmornto the worth and services of
s the Father of the Country, having renohed 158
feet, of the 617$ Recording to its plan, at k co?t
of about $230,UUU, needs your prompt and zealous
support to raise funds, now nearly exhausted,
to carry it on after the present mouth of
June. Unless contribution? are made, this grout
National work must bo discontinued, if the
3 Board of Managers, who render their services
. gratuitously, do not incur n debt upon their
. own responsibility. Is their patriotism to bo
i so tnxed, or shrill tltis work, begun in patriot.
ism, bo a monument of National disgrace ??
j Surely there are a sufficient number of nobic.
hearted patriots in the land to prevent this I
Nothing but n small contribution front nil, in
i proportion to their means, if only from a dime
. to a dollar ench, is wanted for the completion
i of the ilonument. The question ia nuked, will
r not such a contribution be made by every one!
. Will the people of this great country leave to
t a few the honor, after long years of trial and
toil, of erecting n Monument worthy of the
1 great and good Washington; or shall it be a
1 National Monument from the whole people??
U That the Monumoiit should s op short of ont>r
third of the pint) proposed, no patriotic citi.
zen can heliuvo 1
Cut tho time for making contributions can be
! no longer delayed. Let every citizen ask himj
aoIf, have I discharged my obligation towards
. tho Father of mj' Country? have I contributed
i- my share to tho Monument to bo raised in his
lionorf If not, let him at onco inake his contribution,
however small. Let Itjbe made singly
or by associations. But be suro.itbo made.
Delay is hazardous to the great undertaking.?
The oaymont can be made to your Postmaster,
" or whoever inny be most convenient to you, so
tlm (Ititii /if An A m/-> * / n n /. i f I <>n V>>> <1Sanlinun...1
j I HIU uuvj U? nil ikuiui ivuii viiii?iC|i WU UJOVHUJ^I U.
0 Eveir patriotic citizen surely will aid in forwarding
the money received for the advance
ro?nt of tlie great work. Will he not rendor
1 that aid now I
j The Board of Mapngers confidently trust that
( this appeal.will not be made in vaiu.
a " * OFFICERS. *'
FRANKLIN PIERCE, President of t'ntf
if U. 6., and ex-ofticio President.
[ ARCH. HEXt>ER30N,.l*t Vice President
JOHN T. TOWERS, Mnfor of Wasliingn.
ton, ex-officio 2d Vice President
a THOS. CARBERRY? 3d Vice President,
n J- B. H. SMITH. Treasurer. <'
ir N. Tow8on, Walter Jone^,
i- p*t?k force, tuob. blaodex,
i- W. W. S eaton, ~watrnl,xhvx, "
m W. a- bbadlxy, m. f. m4?kt,
I, W. W. Coooorak, T. H. OLvioao,
k- 'p. b. find all, . e. tf
fc- bknjavtn' oq
0 i
io I _ - ? Stick to aorao one Pursuit,
r* j Thffc cnnnot be n greater error tlmn to b<
U j frequently chnngingone's business. If any mar
c will liWik around and notice who have got rich
and who.have not, out of those ho startod-ir
lifo with him, lie will find that the successful
lC hare generally stuck to someonepurtuii.
r- Two'la wye re, for example, begin to practice
1. at th{ aamo time. One devotes his whole inind
l* to his jirofewion; lays in slowly a stock of le
gal learning, and waits patiently, it may be
- for yoaiv, till he Rains an opportunity to show
his superiority. The other," tiring of such slow
= work, dashes into politics. Generally, at the
mlaf twenty years. the latter will not be worth
if n penny, while the former will linvo ft liand.
soni<? practfce, aud eount his tens of thousands
. in bank stock or mortgage?.
e Two clerks aitain n majority simultaneously.
One'Temaina with his former employers, or at
, least in the sr.me line of t 'r u'.'tirst on ft
s small salary, then on a lnr<ri r, until finally, if
, he it meritorious, he is tni. . i:;to partnership.
a The other thinks it bonciu.i liiin to till n subor.
dinatc position, now that he has become a man,
, ' and Accordingly start* in some other business
i on his own account, or underlnkes a new firm
I ! in tll/? nl/l !!..? "f ' 1 1 '
j Often in insolvency; rarely in r'u-hes. To this
'. j every merchant can testify.
. I Ajyoung man is bred a mechanic. He ae
( quirtfs a distaste for his trade, however; thinks
, i it is ji tedious way to get ahead, and sets out
, I for the West or for California. But in most
11 caso% the same restless, discontented and specu,
i lativc spirit, which carried him away at first,
renders continuous application atanyone place
. irknuniR to him ; and so he (joes wandering
abott the world n sort of semi-civilized Arab,
really a vagrant in character, nud suro to die
. insolvent. Meantime hisfcllow-nppreiitico, wlio
litis ?tnid at home, practising economy and work,
ing iteadily at his trade, has grown comfortable
In his circumstance?, und is even perhaps a
citi^n of mark.
Tpere arc men of ability in everv walk of
j life.twho^rc notorious for never getting nlong.
' Usuiilly it in because they never stick to one
I business. Just when they have mn-tercd one
| pursuit, ntid nre on the point of mnking money,
j thev change it for another which they ?lo not
undlrstnnd ; nn<l in n little while what little
the\( arc worth ia lost forever. We know scores
of sjieh persons. Go where von may, 5-ou will
generally titid that the men who have failed in
life are those who never stuck to one thing long.
On the other hand, your prosperous men, nine
timfs out of ten, have always ituck to one pursuit}?Ledgi
Pedestrian Feat.
?n?5nt;on wns tnrvlo 011 Tnesdav of the extra]
ordinary feat recentlv porfoinrailin San Fran!
t... Ttr:n: ti* 1 _Lv i . *^^ -
vis'-u ?? uiuuu nu^in'P. uiu peuesirian, in
Wit I king 80 consecutive horn* for a wager of
$ 1 ik)Q. It seems Iio was actuated in the attempt
from a (losiro to reach lm homo in C?i in bridge,
where he 1i:ir :i wife nnd twoehihlrcn, mill finding
mining unprofitable he went into training
for I lie walk. This herculean tnsl^so ably conclmled,
was commenced on Thursday, Julie 22, |
at nliotil 1 J 1\ JL, nnd terminated on Sunday,
I June ii5, at IOo'elok P. M., making SU full hours
J constant, walking, with persons watching him
j all the tinio to prevent any infringement ol' the
: compact. lie walked on a plauk fifteen feet
' long by three feet broad, at the Mountaineer
i Saloon, corner of Kearney and Commercial
j streets. His dress was flesh colored tights, cloth
j c-ap, ami stont, heavy shoos. He sustained this
j trying exercise in a remnrkjiblc manner, walk:
:ng nearly the whole time, until near tiic conclusion.
ut a verv rat lid unce. He is calcula
' toil, by competent j?d<$<'#, to linve averaged
] three miles per hour, making 240 miles of trnv|
el without one moment's cessation, tho most, ve]
marknblu circumstanoc attending i* boing tho
; total deprivation of bleep. During tiie p.^ri
formatiee thousand* of (spectators visited hiin,
j all of whom paid liberally an admittance fee.
Several I ours before the time appointed for tho
] conclusion of this feat, the street in the vicinity
i of the Mountaineer, was eloscly packed with
n dense mass of people, all expressing the greatest
anxiety as to the rcsnlt. At the lar.t hour
i the exercise began to bn severely felt bv him,
and he showed evident symptoms of giving oat.
Drowsiness oppressed him greatly, aad nothing
but the clicors and frjondly onconragement of
the spectators bttoyod tip his exhausted frame.
A t l K/.11?arl ?.Miw1 r>n
the, to hint, dreadfully slow wheel of time, and
his harassing wonry walk wasondod. lis was
immediately covered with blanket^ and conveyed
to a tepid hath, and afterwnrds put to bod.
At the last accounts ho was reposing comfortably.
Tlio stake with hols, etc., will yield him
soino $2000. Money earned hard enough to bo
Legal Knowledge.
Not Ions* since an eminent commercial lawyer
feinted tho ensuing anecdote n? au illustration
of the "composition" which sometimes on- j
ter?'d into the selection of a jury:
M I lin/1 n i'nwt? (inn/iWrtnf Hflflft " toi/1 hrt "in-I
volving some eighty or a hundred thousand dollar.*.
It wns a protracted case, owing to the
complicated interests involved in it, and altogether
a very tedious trinl. When it wns fi-'j
nnllv given to the jury, the jodtp remarked to
' them, n? they wore 'about leaving tho court- j
room for privnto consultation, that if, during
; tho progress of the ense any term* of law hna
bcon iiacd' or any ruTes stated, thitt they did
not fully understand, the court was prepared
beforehand to make all needful explanation*.
"Upon this, one of the jurors ? mail with a
high, bald head, nnd a calm bluo eye, upon
whose sense of justico I had greatly relied (for
he had paid the strictest attention to the entire
proceedings), aroeo nnd saidf. '
"'I believe I understand all tho rules that
have been'laid down, bat there are two terms
of law that havo been a good deal aaed during
tbo tria?, that 1 should like1 to know the mean*
Ing-W . 444Well,"
said oar model 1ufoi?>Uj? words I
m?M?, art the word* plaintiff tnd defwkAant f u
cbMJJWforitMm to "Wmc
by bM own ma IftWHRiit, wlmreeuoh a juror
? 6/r* ?**??: **?
T ?i *
We Iflaru from obrexeBtnjtwtbat the Frdnob
ft 7- Ja*
3 , mn
Mr. Tupper's Address.
i The address of this honorable gentleman be
i fore the Adelpbian and Pliilosopliian Societies
i of tho Furinau University was a production
i worthy of "any scholar, orator or christain in
I the Stute. Jt has seldom been our good fortune
to listen to nn address more beautiful ip Inn!
gungq or more sound in doctrine. The subject
I of tho orator was education and the connection
between education and religion. He spoke of
! tho importance of education, and of religious
cducntion, to nil mankind, high or low, rich or
poor. With great justice and propriety, bo
i refuted tho idea tlint a little learninc wnn ?
j dangerous thing. lie porfraj-ed the advanta!
ges of a little learning, a knowledge of reading
i and writing, to the laboring mnn, in expandj
iug his ideas and improving his heart.
I In regard to eeetariun schools and college*",
j Mr. Tupper was very liapp}- in refuting all
j argument against them. In these schools nothing
was taught in religion but the great truths
: of the Bible. No student or scholar was offended
b}' any ?eetarian tenets. For the correctj
ncss of the assertion lie referred to Krskino Colj
ledce. and to the tenehintrs in the Ftirmnn
We linvo only one objection to Mr. Tupper'e
addres*, and tbut was n serious ouo at the time
he delivered it. lie left out portions of it un
der the impression that lie wns fatiguing liis
audience. This was n great mistake and misapprehension.
It is to be hoped, however, that
the whole of it will be published, and we shall
look forward to ils publication with great pleasure.
Mr. Tupper wa?, some years ago, a member
of the Legislature from Charleston, and is the
author of the law on the subject of tavern licenses.
In the Legislature lie evinced great
talent as a speaker and buisness man, and we
sincerely nope ?e win go back to the .Legislature
The Baptist State Convention.
The decision of this body has been mode in
favor of establishing a Female College in the
villnge of Greenville. In spite of nil opposi|
tion, from Anderson and Greonville, there were
; only seven votes ngainst it. The matter is now
The Trustees arc to make tlio transfer of the
Academy lands to the Trustees <>f the Furtnan
University. The eitizens have subscribed ten
thousand dollars to the College, and Messrs. Mc.
lice, Thompson, Duncan, Elford, Ware, Sherman
and others, have guainntced ten thousaud
more! The Collcire will cro into oneration the.
first of January. iS'ew buildings will be eroded
as soon a8 practicable. The old ones will answer
for professors' houses and school rooms.
Wo had tho pleasure of attending the proceedings
of tlio Convention, and were mnch gratified
with tho christian and gentlemanly deportment
of the members generally, in ull their
debates and discussions. It was a legislature
of christians legislating for the Baptist Church
in South Curolinn, and for tho cause of education,
without regard to Church or Beet We
hope their legislation in^ivor of female education
will be as successfully it has been in fuvor
'of tho education of tho other sex, by the
endowment of tho Furman University.?PaI
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A Noblo Contribution.
Mr. Gcorgo Penbody has contributed $1,000
to the Washington Monument found. The circumstances
under which this generous contribution
was made aro detailed in Mr. Peabody's
Vtt<?r: j
* London, July l, 1854.
My Dear Pir: I have just returned from a
brilliant celebration of the glorious Anniversary
of our Independence at the Star and Garter
Ilotcl, Richmond, which was made doubly interesting
by the Queen sending from the Throne
Room iu the Palaco full-length portraits of hrrai.-lf
n:id Prince Albert to place by the side of
tlmt of Washington; a compliment which I cannot
too hig'ily appreciate.
Wbilo seated beneath tho calm and dignified
features of our beloved Washington, and listeniug
to tbe beautiful culogium of Sir Jamc3
Emerson Tcnnent, (who is a highly influential
member of tho Government,) it recalled to my
mind the maguificent Monument now being
n,? ,.r
try?tho highest in tho world, but bearing uo
comparison to tho proportion of his exalted
character. That I may have a band in its construction,
as I have long intended, I beg to
contribute my mite, and nereby authorize you
to place my namo on the subscription list foj*
one thousand dollars.
Very reipect^lly nnd truly yonrs,
George Peabodt.
Wrm. W. Co neon an, caq., Washington.
Munificent Donations.
At a mooting of the trustees of Furman Uni-;
trrAi j ?t i j t- 5
vursiiv, on u eunegaay, uie uoara imvingaeiermined
to increase tho sjlnrjca of the Professors,
And seeing tTto ncecsyt^St^nlarging the endowment,
nineteen thoueanudollsrs *u immediately
subscribed ^ a feyr gentlemen of the
Board. Kev. James P. Boyce, of Columbia,
giving ten thousand dollars. 8. 0. Preasly, Ejq.,
I two thousands Other gentle-men, -w hose names
| wo havo not yet learned, handsomo donations.
I IIow gratifying to every liberal mind to see
[ such act*. This noble-institutibn most suoeeed
' with such -fneu in chareo of its destinies. Wo
.congratulate the excellent oorps of.Professors
on the increase of their salaries?a measure *o
juat to them, and by the liborality
of the fH?nd? of the InsCitution.? Mauniuinttr.
Novel Mjuuuok.?The fort Smith, (Arkansas)
Herald rolatea the following: " Tlio other,
day, the sedate olerk of oar court room Was
sitting at hi* deslc busily engagod in writing,
whoa a, geutlemnn from the conutry, about flK
tyyearsof gge, and a lady, net far behind J#
thia rflspcct, entered the office, and after, tho
usual Mentations, the man a?3:c><J htncf i fe^
qncationt nbout the la# on 'ritw1
4--? ? t-.i ??1?_ ... ^n?kM*ped: 1ft
cu w luww wiio> HiwrivKo
fml. The ol#rk ;Wm^iiA-tt wjw mSswSSESSS
or to h?ve nnd to ho!^,
A New Invention.?Wo yesterday examined,
6RJ8 tho Augusta Constitutionalist, tlie plan of
, s new'invention, by Mr. W. H. Salisbury, of
this oitj', for the purpose of supplying railway
; cara with a current of^firesh air, free from emok? ?
, and dust,' ond which is destined to *^1 """-'i
to the comfort of railway travellers.
The desigh of Mr. Salisbury is to furnish this
supply of nlr by means^of a aeries of tubes, or .
pipos, which may be made either of tii\, irou or
zinc, and which are to be placed oa the top of
the cars, extending the entire length _ of tho
train and terminating in front, witHFa funnel
shaped orifice, which is placed in front of the "
smoke stack of the locomotive, and thus collects *
the air in front of the smoke and dust. . The
conncction of this metallic tube between each
car is made by means of an elastic tube, randi_.
of canvass or India-rubber, having withiu thcmfeStwire
springs and connected by couplings. From ySm0^eji
the metallic tube there descends a branch into * f '
the front of each car, from which it is again itrunsmitted,
by means of a similar branch placed
*ln the rear of the car, into the main tnbo anain
] and thence to the next car, and ?o on through
' the whole train. "*
j An Impudent Bunann.?Tho Mobile Ad-verj
ti?or of Friday aays:?Onr columns yesterday
i and the day previous contained an advertise;
isient offering $50 reward for tho return of a
couple of sate keys which were solen from Mr.
S. W. Cochran's apartment a few days ago.
Yesterday the Messrs Cochran received o well
written letter informing them whoro the keys
could be found and directing whore tho motney
should be deposited, besidos giving a variety of
information upon the art of lock picking in.
general, and Mr. Cochran's lock in particular.
On goiiitf to the spot designated tho k?r? worn
| found, and immediately" after Mr. Cochran
| handed over the money offered a3 a reward to
the person designated by the burglar to roceiva
it. The burglar assured Mr. Cochran that ho
lutd one before made an atempt on his safe,
breaking a kej' in the lock, and he had keys
that would open his office whenever he chose
to enter, and in ehort thero was littlo in tho
way of lock picking that ho was not an adept
in. We hopo tho fellow rany be caught and
During the la9t session of the Nashville Legislature,
Judgo Pepper, of tho Seventh Judicial
District, presented to Governor Johnson a fireshovel,
the workmanship of'hie own bnnds.
The Judge was a blacksmith by trade. We
presume he was a good one. as he - makes an ex
ccllent Judge, to which office he wa3 re-electcd
by u heavy majority at the late election of judiefal
officers by the people. The shovel was acecptcd
by Governor Johnson, and is kept for use
in the executive office at the capital.. Governs
Johnson, who was a gJ^Poilorlefora he
a distinguished statesman and politician, retnra^
ed the compliment by cutting and making, with
his own bunds, a coat, which he presonted to
Judge Pi-pper. ^
Horrible Affair.?Tlie Cbarlotlavillo Advocate
has a lettcrTTom Morgan County, Ky., stating
that on the 30th ult., a dreadful affair, oe
curved at Bloomington, in that county. Two
lawyers, named r^peetively Eastly and Ilazelrig,
were rival candidates for the office of
^countw^tornoy. During the oanvass on the
day GWio stated, Eastly, in a speech to a
crowd of the electors, declared that Hazclrig
was n linr and had committed perjury. Immediately
Hazclrig stepped up to tha stand, and
withoiJtt| word pointed a revolver at his assnitoi{^Discharged
the eoDtent* into.his head,
blo^Jfcg cut his brains and causing instant
'death. Ilazelrig surrendered himself; wn3 <-'**
aniincd and acquitted on the ground of justifiable
homicide. ' i
ikatl "Road Acois-ekt.?Tho passenger trnia
upon the Greenville and Columbia Railroad met
with a severe accident on Tuesday evening
when within about seven miles of this place.
The Engine, Tender, Mail Car, and one platform,
were thrown off tho track, and precipitated
down an embankment some seven feet
high, causing a total wreck of the Engine, Ten*
dcr, and tho platform car, containing two carriages
bolongingto passengers. The Mail Agent
and a ncjrro fireman were somewhat hurt. The
Engineer^ Mr.-J. B. Edwards, miraoulously escaped
uninjured. ' None of (tie paMDgera were'
banned, although some twenty-fivo wore ou
board. The causo of this accident was the
running over and killing of two QO\fS by the
engine.?Greenville EnUrprtte.
Stiuxge OcccnnsxcE.?We understand that
a mau diod in West Troy last Thursday evening,
with ? disease strongly resembling cholorn,
and his body, deposited in * coffin, and fully
i ^icjjaica jur uunm. xno rems)Q9 worn Kept
! until Saturday evening, and tjienr while the
! friends of the deceased were engaged in holdI
ing a wake over bim, tho supposed dead man
I slowly recovered from tho state in which he
bad so long lain, and actually arose from tho
coffin, walked across tho floor, and requested a
drink of water, saying that he was very thirsty I
This comes tons from one of the parties present,
and we seo no reason to doubt her statemeat
We-farther understand that the man is
?:n -?ti?.. TC
: vv.dHiwutuv, H'iU n iu a ww oi. 4 ? wy ^ irfivv.
Bombardmkht or 8a* Juan.?The Illinois
, brinM intelligence that the ?k>op of wnr Cyano
demanded ?atufitetlo8of m? ?trtho>Itie3 of
Sati Jusq for thi'reoonfciftwlt to Mr. Bolatid,
the Atnorican MinUter. The people resolutely
re fused, when tbe town was "bombarded on the
14th ond burnt Tho people were apnnk <0 the
.{Mt, and reftwed to apologise, though every hoa<e
,n tho ploco waadostroySd.
DiABunotA.'?A <3(*^or tfro a^a^nttemn
mentlonea in onr wropi? Traieay
for diarrhoea. It fa ?imply dried peaebej,
Pqt * hdtelfol. in your poolut and nibble, at
them occiiiloDaily. Wehave'fjried It ainco, and
so hny? a number of oar family, and found
'them a speody and perfaoVgorev wa presume
iUmay be neceaskvy to oonimetuse with the euro
ptthtf early ttagea of tho <soaipJaint*r-X<ru?i- f

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