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Volume III
She iantj auntal
Me follow Truth wkere'rr ahe Inula the wj,'
S. M. PKTTINGILL it CO New York.
JOHN P. HEFNER, Winchester.
T J. CUMMINGS rullulioma.
JOHN B. RHODES Sholbyvtllo'
C. A, HUNT Sitletn.
L. I. GILDERSLEEVE Favoltcville.
A. M. TEN1S0N Nashvillo.
ggT Subscriptiona for a shorter time
than one year must bo paid in advance.
BfcjJ" Hereafter no club subscription
At Inns tlinn tha rmnilnr Drice (12) will
he received. However, when a club of
five subscribers is sent us, we will allow
an BTirn pnnv irrntia to the COttOr-UP 01
the club. ...
J8-Single copies sold at 10 cents.
'43" Whon credit for the paper is giv
n to the end of the year three dollars
vill Ue invariably chnfsed
.Clubbing. Wo will supply either
Harper's Magazino, or Graham's, or Go
tloy's nnd the Home Journal, one year, for
four dollars. Arthur's Homo Magazine,
or Peterson's, and the Home Journal, one
year, for 3 25.
When newspapers were first estab
lished they were quite destitute of ad
vertisements, and nothing was more
common than for papers to be issued
with a blank page. The first news
paper printed in America had only
three pages of reading matter, as there
was not foreign or domestic news
nnnlirrh to nil not all the columns. In
sheets with which they come in con-1
tin un I contact, and thus the very
heads of government, who represent
a free people and free institutions,
will be virtually taking; away the
freedom of the press, and aid in bring
ing it down lrom a position never
dreamed of under any other govern
ment, and which has been acquired
by the frpe Intercourse heretofore ex
isting among publications, and plac
ing it below the rank of journalism
in other countries.
No one can deny that such a tram
meled and contracted press would
have a most injurious effect upon the
community, as our education epends
much upon the newspaper world,
which has moulded many a mind, and
gives birth to many high and noble
aspirations and deeds, and in a great
manner to the manly independent
spirit for which onr citizens are noted;
and yet we fear such will bo the case
il the facilities now offered for a free
interchange of thoughts are taken
Some may say that it is n greally
abused privilege, but we cannot un
derstand how. In these days of high
prices for labor and material, every
paper printed beyond (ho actual
amount needed for subscribers, is an
item with publishers, and they are
watched and kept down as low as
possible, and alter supplying his ex
change list, composed of carefully
, selected papers from different sections
..r.. l.iui...'- ri,m nNirnnirv taste I meaning. That, at Granada, furnish
in this division, than that which has ! ed npparlmcnts for instruction in
Numb csv 8.
Emrland, after a while, a new method, tl c.0uiufv, of sullieient number
was adopted to fill up the space otily to ittiwt-r his piupost-?, hc.knows
required for the current news, by pub-j, ftjj otnm iUV u Wasle and a useless
lishing selections from the sacred.j eXp,.llsCi '0 publisher prints a pa
scriptures, and many an old newspa-ji pc, m,.,.0y 'or the benelit of his brother
per is now extant with a whole page,! pUl)iil(.rsor collects more exchanges
!.. n;M fMi.-intfis rnml .1 .. .. i.: I .......
....j - man tie can usu 10 uts vu ii v .MKajc,
copied lrom the tfiuie
the New Testament were placed
the head of the column, and the spacq
below was filled out with a psalm of
the required length. In the perio(
which this, to us novel, proceeding
was resorted to till out the newspa
per, the Bible was not so common or
.so cheap as at present, and doubtless
much good resulted from the practice.
What would sometif the subscribers,
to our popular journals say if theii
favorite sheets was to appear will)
seven or eight columns selected iron
.the scriptures? Doubtless in some
quarters, even in our day extracts Iron
the Bible would be '-new indeed!" '
and where the abuse is to come from
i we know not.
But we still are satisfied with our
first assertion, that this law will cause
the discontinuance of fully one-half
the papers; and although we must
admit that there are, many which
could readily be spared, yet wo very
much fear that among tlioso which
would depart, would be the "organs''
of many of those very wise men who
favor this measure, for sterling
prominent, postuge-nllordiiig papers,
cannot bo readily bought up as "or
gans, anil when another campaign
comes around our Senators may find
that they have broken down the pony
upon which they have traversed the
circuit in search of office. Be careful,
friends, that you do not kill the goose
that lays your golden egg.
We have no doubt all will admit
the. right of repealing the law grant
ing free postage in the county in which
a paper is published, as there is no
reason why those subscribers happen
ing to live in the same county should
) have advantages over others who do
not, and we would fully advocate the
giving up of this privilege, being the
least ol two evils.
Another idea which we have always
favored, is the absolute prepayment
at the ofiiee of mailing, of all news
papers and publications sent to sub
scribers. With such a law in existence
the Post Office Department would
receive payment regularly tor all paid-
I for leading matter passing through
Among the plans proposed in he
United States Senate lo increase the
revenue of the Post Office Depig
ment, to make it, if possible, sell'fus
taiaing, is one which justly deserves
.and should receive the oppositioi'and
condemnation of every journal ii the
iland, irrespective of party prejidiee
or personal favoriteism. We refer to
the proposition to refuse the privilege
heretofore granted to the presfofan
exchange of publications, Irceol all
postage charges. j
Lifting ourselves above ifrsona!
feeling upon this subject, and divest
ing our minds of all idea of jieonve
nience to ourselves which wojld arise
from such a law, we feel satisfied in
asserting that not only the enirc press
but the country at large, wofld suffer
greatly by such a law. The feist effect i
would be the discontinuance of fully , ' , ,he ntQ v ,ncvmM
i i . - i iL 1 .... 4 .... i '
one-ball 01 ine papers oi m, cuuuuy . , , ..;... rnis,..i .......i ,
We all believe, in some way, that
our traits are connected with those of
our ancestors. We know it is so phys
ically, and we believe it to be so men
tally., We reason, partly from analo
gy, because we see it in the brute crea
tion. Wo have gained a great deal
of knowledge about a horse, when we
know from what 'blood' he sprang.
This feeling, to bo sure, is not so strong
with us as in Europe, where titles anel
position are hereditary, and so much
often depends on an accurate knowl
edge of omt's ancestry. Yet even here
it is strong, particularly where the
individual concerned has become em
inent. For this reason, all that relates
to Mr. Webster's parentage is peculi
arly interesting; for we believe that,
with posterity, he will be regarded as
the intellectual sriant of the oge. lie
himself does not seem to have troubled
himself much aboutthe matter, though
he did some, lor he once employed
Joshua Collin, Esq. of Newbury, to
trace it back for him. At this time,
according to Mr. Collin, he was mis
taken, in the name even, of his grand-
It may not be generally known that
both of Mr. Webster s parents were
born in the immediate vicinity of
Newburyport; all of their nobility, too,
was that proudest of all nobility, that
of nature. His lather, Ebenezer Web
ster, was born at East Kingston, X.
II., about ten miles from Newburyport.
From the poverty of his parents, as
we suppose, he was adopted by an
influential and wealthy man. Major
Ebenezer Stevens. Mr. Stovems J-,
eiwne (I a large tract of unsettled laud
in N. 11. and in a place then culled '.;. ,
Steveiistown, from himself since in- ol
eorporated asSilisbiiry. A portion ofj.
this, he gave to young Webster, who j
went then', and settled down, at tl.
age of twenty-t wo. He built him a f; ' -f;
log cabin, in which he. lived lor sever
al years. Mr. Webster thus speaks j .;'
of 'his father's early condition: "A 1, V
man who is not ashamed of himselt ,
need not be ashamed of his early eon-
tl it ion. It did not happen tome to he
born in a logeabin; but my elder' 'V
brothers and sisters were borii in a v '
log-cabin raised among the snow-
drifts of New Hampshire, at a period
so early that when the smoke firs! i ; :
arose from its rude chimney, and -curled
over the frozen hills there was
no similar evidence of a while man's
habitation between it. and the settle-
ments on the rivers of Cauida." :'j
All his life he remained poor, and, tJ
as Is well known, was obliged to mol t
gage his farm to raise the money to ;f
educate his chihlrem. Yet--ih.uigh ;
pour, he was honored, uselul, ami res-
peeled. He was ahvays one ofthevf
mot responsible ollicers year alter -!
year, lie served ol'len in the legisla-'
tore of his State, as Ueprcsenlutivo V).
and Senator. He was a member of ,; ;
the Convention called to form a State ,.
Constitution, and also ul'the one called ;f; ...
to consider the proposed United Statos
Constitution. He was appointed in"''..
17!tl, Judge of the Court ol Common
Pleas for Hillsborough county which;'';,
ollicc he held till his death. I le was j;;;."
a Christ ion, too, active in all the ul'-jrri
lairs of his Chinch. I
ugain?" "I would," replied he, if I
onlv knew the right one." lean tell
vein, said she, one who will suit you
. i -ii.'. .. . ..r u.,nt
AOIail li lSllUiHI, ' "'"H.iui j,
as black as you are." He mounted
Ids horse and went to Salisbury.
Ueachinir the house, a young woman
come to the door, whom he asked if Ab
igail Eastman lived there. She told him
she was the one, when he handed lier
the letter of introduction he had
brought. She invited him in, and be
fore he left, the bargain was made.
Tney were married Oct. 13th 1711.
ISotn Mr. weosier s parents were
persons of line physical development,
and strong sense, inured to toil, and
belonging to the common ranks of life.
No patrician blood flowed in their
veins. The'V seemed to spring up, like
the fabled heroes of old, from the earth
gave birth to a sun by whom they
have been more honored, ihan if they
cemld have, traced their cunt of arms
through a line of a thousand senseless
and titled ancestors, and died. Intel
lectually, the race is dead. No son of
Mr. Webster inherited mure than the
name; and, in fact, we, as a rule, nev
er look for a great man, in a givat
man's son. Do families have floods
and ebbs of greatness as the tides?
And is the intellect ol a great man ttie
accumulation ef successive genera
tions? Many interesting epiestions sug
gest theinselve's on the subject of gen
ealogy, which wo must reset' ro for a
snbseepieiit article. Ncttburtjpoil
rVvn tin N'.ilivill,' Hilly Cacti
been set up for its imitation.
In no feature of its whole charatcr
is this more striking, than in the
knowledge of their first great need of
an University the superstructure,
upon which their rising literature? is to
be built.
To give a consistency to the spon
taneous growth of genous, like that of
Provence in the tenth ct ntuary the
Savansof the South have wisely de
termined to establish a Southern
University in a control location, which
is the very first step taken, in the
right direeliou'iu this Hepublic, since
its organization of confederative
The project is the begiaing of a new
era in American life and character;
and marks its own epoch in thet chi'ent
ieles of the nineteenth century. Nor
is this phenomenon anomalous in
eonmarative history, which through
all time has marked the direction of
the current of learning llowing North
ward front the South.
It. was ihe University of Alexandria
that caused the princes, and philoso
phers of Persia, Greece, and Asia
Minor, to seek the sunny plains of
Egypt, in search of these treasures ol
knowledge, which were garnered in
her seholasl ic store-house. From this
fountain (lowed that pure .stream of
civilization, which fertilized the bar
barous mind of other nations of the
elder world, into marvelous refine
ment. Poetry, philosophy, and physic,
were among the branches of intclect
ii.al stitdvat Alexandria, when the
world outside, was wrapt in a pall ot
ignorance. The involutions which
desolated the East in the middle ages,
swept, oil', from the face of mankind,
all traces of that golden age ol Alex
andrian learning; and the precious
treasures ol literature mingled with
the tlust of its ruins.
The Assyrians awaking at the voice
of the Prophet of Mecca, front their
benighted sleep id' ages, since the. fall
of Babylon, soon became masters of
the Eitst, and began to revive this
literature with the building of their
Empire. The rapid progress of As
syriait mind, in its search after knowl
edge, has not only astonished every
age since its decline, but has become
a curious study for the scholars of this
cent urv. The problem, however,
Letters. Science, rinloaopiiy, i nysic, jjot t0 0 blest with warriors' siren
Political Jurisprudence, Agriculture
Horticulture, Music, Militaiy Tactics,
and the higher branches of mechan
ical art.
To a young and ardent nation like
ours, who have built up an intellectu
al society in a single age, the gift of
an University is no ordinary favor.
It is a spring of living water, which
will satiate the cravings of our own
rising and posterior generations, rsd
the young nations of the Pacific coast
and the Southern Elderado will reach
forth their gohlen cups for a draught.
The tawny children of Anahuac will
carry its influences into the ancient
realm of the Montezumas, and the
sous of the Antilles come hither in
quest of knowledge. From this foun
tain, is destined to How a mighty riv
er of united sentiment which shall
find ii thousand tributaries; stretching
from tint two great oceans that clasp
our territory in their embrace; and the
same, philosophical axioms extend.
from the banks of Mississippi to the
golden Biver of the Amazons.
The State Colleges of the South,
have proven themselves but feeble
auxiliaries to the growth of intellectu
al pursuit. They have in many in
stances fallen a prey to the petty
quarrels of their Doctors, and have
become the theatres of the most dis
graceful ontentioii, between North
ern Uinatical prejudice, and Southern
T i .i.i i i .i i .
iu wieiu mo nwuru ill ill wear 111(1 glfilVP,
Or rise to conqueror's fntrto at lunih,
I'roclauns the good or makes iho bfave.
To have the nowor to bide ihe scorn,
Anil rtso nuova tho hatu and strifj
Of those to wealth ntul title born
Is the crown u courage of ourlif.
What are the swords that prop a kin?
The banners in his army's van-
To strength of soul that daros to spring
And snow the monarch in Um man!
Kings and tho mightiest men oferms,
Strong ns the heeds ofrcRlms they bids,
Sport ai they may with fortune's charms,
mey are line leaves upon me tale.
In dim of old sepulchres tlioy lie,
The feast ofsilence and decay,
While the true world-heart beatcihhigh
And thronos iiself upon to-day.
Give nie ihe man whose hands have tossed
Tho corn seed to the mellow soil,
Whoso feet the forest depth have crossed,
Whoso browis nobly i-rownM with toil,
the postage, and what is of still more
importance to the publisher, he would
never risk sending a paper to a per
son, and pay the postage for it, without
lirst receiving the full juice for the
same, and thus would be firmly inau
gurated the principle of payment inva
riably in adance," which has become
too familiar and tot) often violated
to carry any weight with it. Let
such a law be passed, instead of the
one now pending. And a new and
better state of things will spring up
in newspapcrdom. News latter.
l'rum tho New Oi loans t'niiiier.
His revolutionary services wrrel-j.j, UNIVERSITY OK THE SOUTH,
very important, ,'Xte.Hling I hroi.gho.il j .phasing phenomenon upon
the whole war. At first a Captain, he ,. s lifl,.ir
was promoted in 17H-1 tolheraitk f the rising spirit ol Southern lit. ar
Colonel, lie was a brave, trusty, and j sentiment just now, is that which
reliable ollicer, and engaged in many : l(,its directly to the necessity of a
situations of great r- spectabiliiy. He j Sulliirm University.
Already, the literary sentiment of
was in the armv, when the news came
r . i... t. ,.f 'l,lo Hi, iili l C,:.
. " ' I ,: i' Su,,hen the South has taken a higher step into
Robinson, he saiel "Here, Stephen, I writing; in the first trial of its genius;
bv taking away unless thej can af
ford to pay for them these mediums
from which they are enabled to con
dense for their own columns a weekly
summary of stirring events ofthc
times, and present to their patrons,
though they be but few, an interesting
and valuablo sheet. No country pa
per can find sufficient local news
from week to week to fill its coumns,
pot ii it could would it be accptable
jt its readers, unaccompaniei with
items of foreign news; andyetoutfew
,of them could afford, from e small
pittance they are yearly reciving, to
pay postage upon daily and f omineirt
.weekly papers, from whin to cull
heir items.
T? next effect would b to throw
. the monopoly of the news-apcr press
"jnto the hands of ft fev doily and
.well-to-dd weeklies, whevan afford to
pay freely for telegram.' and corres
pondence from all impftant point,
rfind give but little impftance t uny
exchange outside of tl- larger! rmes. ( naJM but what thy happiness eouhl
Or admitting that il the papers! tparo.
...... ... . k.- ; Sneak though tins suft.waim bcarl.once
now nuDttsnea snoutu um.uuu ... t
, r (
Writttn fur Hie Winchester Home Juuriul.
Why art thou silent? Is thy love a plant
Of such weak fibre, that the treacherous
Otabieme withers what was once so fait!
Ii there no debt to pay, no bund to grant?
Yet have my thoughts fur thee been vigi
lant (At would have been my deeds) with
hourly care,
The mind's least generous wish a mendi
have another bov at home; gel. it gallon
ol rum, and we will be merry." This,
of course, was before, temperance
days; when even good christians
thought it no harm to use a little stim
ulant to keep the heart cheerful.
It is said on one occasion, C iptain
Webster was encamped with Cen.
Stark, neat the IJriiish.a litl le stream
alone dividing them; the I'ritish, how
ever, in much greater lorcc. A storm
of great length anil severity aiWing,
the Americans foun 1 shelter in a largo
barn. When fair weather catne.it
nnnenred the Hritish hud disappeared.
This seeming like an interposition of
rrovideitce some one proposed
"L) rt the prayers" saiel a seddieril
"let those pray who want to." l!eii.H
Stark was so much incensed at the
i. ...... ...nr. il. .t ln vtrnr-b 1 1 i 1 11 over tin'
slitmhi severely with bis sword, saying lastic Doctors to direct and control
the nnme eiftiod should not be pro ji1PI. i the literary commerce
fined in his army. They all went L. Northern States, with every
into the barn, wiiere no emeu L arlo tll(. c yiKmA worlJ ,the scarcest
Cant. We bster to ead in prayer, who. Mf 1
mounted on a haystack, prayed with If all their sent.niemtal commodities
such fluency, that Stephen Dohanutm ; hthe aggregate, is that of scholar-lup;
L I ' l . . . . . ! .!....
said, there never was so mucu utuu-; oence lt ,S) inilt me prevailing passion
and is daily struggling between Ute
higher suggestions of original literary
taste (indigitious to its f'ru tful mind),
and the sluggish servility of Northern
sintimeiit. that is rained upon it in
merciless showers, with each r volution
of the rotating shafts of the steam
power press.
The prevailing light spirit, of North
.cm literature is chargeable alone, to
the educational system of that divis
ion of the Republic, which with its
hundreds of schools, college, and
institutions of learning, has failed to
.h.li!ish a sinL'le University. But
thisminht be forgiven did not a nioro
deplorable, fact exist in their institu
lions, and that is, the want of Scho-
Jstence.each publish receiving in
exchange only as m&jf papers as his
daily nickles would slow him to pay
for.it would not be lig 'ere a marked
" change would be prfceptible in their
' tone. That freedol of thought, ac
quired by carrying mind over the
, entire country, ftrf collecting items
' from etery State ad npon all conceiv
i able tubjects, woid gradually disap
' pear and give pleo to a narrow, con
tracted, one-ide'mode ofconducting
( " journah? each but re-echoing the
' ' ' Ihougati and ptlments of those few
free lo hold
A thousand unforgotten pleasures, thine
and uiine.
Be hfl more dnsoL-te, mote dreary cold
Than forsoken bird'i nest filled with
snow, .
MiJ it own hush of leafless eglantine;
Speak, that my torturing doubts their tnd
may know.
Can you me! meihoughtmy soul
hid blended
At least il sought to blend itself with
ihine! , . ,
My life' n0,e P"'P0,e lov'D3 lDM
seems enterf
Thou werl my heari'nweet home, my
7 Tiril,,.'h(i"- AJi0.
borint? at a camn meeting
Judge Webntcr's personal appear
ance was very fine, to which his son
often alluded in terms of praise. He
was tall, stout, very dark with keen
black eyea, anel powerful voiceall
well known characteristics of Daniel.
He died in 1800, when his son, but for
whom, his itietiiOi'V would even now
have become dimmed, was still ayoung
man, unknown to fume.
Judge Webster's second wife, the
mother of Daniel.was Abigail East
man, born in Sallisbury just opposite
Newburyport. She was a tailorcss
by trade, going round from house to
house, as her services were required.
Her father was the ownerof a small
farm. The family came frqm Wales,
and first settled in Salisbury. She had
two brothers.Lzekiel and Daniel from
whom sho named two of her children.
The story of the conrlship is thus
told: Soon after Mr. Webster became
a widower.which was in march, 1174.
he came to East Kingston, his old
home, on a visit. A lady friend said
to him, ""why do you not get married
the American people, becomes
Unifest for light rending, which is, I
phatically, a national misfortune,
11 not the fault of the masses. This
ft reveals, to tho thinking mind, the
cl'ious result of original and creative
I . .. .... , r I - I
filnus; elirrctctl into sucu iaiso unu
culous channels, arising from an
rfect system of education.
lis not, mat mis nation is iu...i-
bhif inventing nnd establishing an
orilial school of literature.such as the
wotl had never before saw. Under
the llucnce of a free government ami
indeliidcnt religious opinion there is
no nVssity for imitition, and a strict
confikiity to those nations, which
bareVtup such models as tho mind
of Dilcrs invariably lean upon in the
abseil of scholastic acquirements.
it ilfor us to speak Just no of
nivisil!. nnd not of the so-called
Natiorll sentiment, and of the e video
easily solved; in the records preserved
to us of their innumerable Universi
ties. In the short space of one hundred
and fifty years, this mixed nation pro
duced more scholars and nuthors.thuu
Greece had done from the time, of Ho
mer to the age of I'ericles; or Koine;
from its foundation to the age of Au
gustus a period ol'eight ctmturies.
The Universities of Bassorieuis, Call'a,
Sammarchaiidand Kokt.whieh sprung
up in their African territories, gave
a new impulse to the mind of Western
Kurope. It was from this souree.that
literary refinement eked out its essence
in the South-western lWinccs, and
commingling with the dying spirit of
Koman simtiincnt, resolved itself into a,
new and powerful school, to which
Northern Kurope is indebted lor Us
literature in this age.
Their - Universities were controlled
by both Jewish and Christian Doc
tors, all of whom were estimated by
their scholastic acquirements, in de
pendent ol religious sectionalism.
Although the scimitar of Islamic
bigotry fell heavily on the enemies of
tluj Prophet, yet, even its prejudice,
spared the Doctors of the Universities.
As early as the seventh century the
University at Gandinapcr was cele
brated throughout the East. It was
subsequently controlled by a Greek
Christ ian, named IJoct-lru, wlto was
invited by the Caliph, Al-Man-Zer
(the second of the Abass'idie.) to his
court, for the purpose of translating
the Greek works on mediciuo into
The Cristian became, the master of
that famous University which sent
out its scholars to build those of Has-
sorius and Sammarehand.
From tho Universities established
by tho Moors of Spain, were derived
mueh of the elegances of many Latin
authors. Tho accomplished critic
Quiotillean. Lucan, Martial, tlto two
Seneca's, l'ompeonus, nnd many dis
tinguished Roman statesmen, (among
them the Emperor Trojan) received
their education there.
The barbarous nations of Western
Europe awaking to civilization, sent
their Princes thither in quest of learn
ing, and it is to t'.is principle of
Universal Education that both Franco
and Germany are indebted for their
elegant literature, in spite of the many
revolutions which their languago has
undergone. ,
The name University embodies all
branches of useful knowledges in its
principle. The prevailing 1 eat lire
of Northern Institutions, is fearfully
manifest in those of our own the!
want of scholastic excellence. the
most obvious defects ol these systems
are the iliitereney of professors and
want, of perpetuity of the Institutions.
The guardians of the "University
of the South." are for the most part
perpetuated by that great system
which controls the Episcopal Church;
and is not likely to vary, until a rev
olution shall have changed tho polity
of that ancient and sublime system
of church legislation. The dignity
of its Uishopie control is in strict
conformity to thoso of the ancients.
Tie! renowned Universities of Seville, j
Cordova and Palermo, which were
the prop lling agents of civilization I
throughout Christendom, were con- I
trolled by the learned llildephonsus
and his asstieiatc Bishops and the
same system has been adopted by
Britain with the most wonderful suc-
in all the exteiuhd territory of the
South, there could not have been a
more lit locality than tho one selected
for this Monument of ui nation's lit
erary pride! in the wild and pictures
que district of Tennessee, lying be
tween (lie inclined walls of sloping
hills, which lends an enchantment to
the object. There Pastoral verse
may weave its rustic witchery, amid
the sombre shadows of the mountain
sides or rolled the vernal beauties of
the mead below. Upon this sublime
height will sit the august Oracle! w hich
shall tell of the future of a whole na
tion -the Parnassus where the inspir
ation comes tlowu in a silvery rain,
and the garish light of pure philosophy
shine through its dewy mist.
It will bo identified by all nations
as the rallying point of Southern sen
timent. The Uassorius of the New
World, whoso fire ef knowlcelge,
blazing upon a Southern shore, will
illumine the young empires of a whole
continent, the plastic sentiments oi
our budding legislators, will bo direc
ted into such channels as w ill vener
ate and sustain the. institutions nnd
nolitv. which our fathers invented.
With this itipregnable fortress ef
national sentiment, the South will
have fashioned for herself a bulwork
of mighty power, behind which, the
may laugh at the missiles thrust at
her institutions by the engines of her
foes. Sholastic dignity will give to
citizenship a higher claim, nnd, from
tho remotest boundaries of her terri-
lories, a friendly and united feeling,
like the precious ointment on Aaron's
beard, will run down to the skirts of
the garments of all grades of her pu
pils. '
Ciixc of Desertion A Tennessee'
an flying from his Wife. We find tho
following paragraph in tho Louisville
Democrat of the 2'2:
A young lady residing in this city
married a man of genteel appearance
calling himself E. F. Warren, nnd
startetl to Cincinnati on a bridal tour.
After remaining at tho Gait lleuso
several days, b decamped for parts
unknown, leaving his new made bride
without tiioiiev, amidst strangers.
The young lady being unable to pay
the board bill, her haggitge was re
tained, and site returned to her friends
on the Jacob Strader, a stateroom be
ing kindly tendered by the Captain.
Miss Jane Turpin was the maiden
name of the unfortunate who has been
thus betrayed by a scoundrel. Tho
deserting husband is tall, with 'andy
whiskers, and will no doubt practice
the, same rascally trick again.it he can
lie represents himself as a harness
mttker, and professes to hail from Sh 1
byviile, Teiin. The lady liars a very
respectable character auifltig thoso
who know her.
ESI ! itijll !
m H0i& - J0U3NAL
Tabe.Tfil Impositions !
two thousand subsciibers and we be
lieve we can have that, number soon,
if our friends will help us a little.
But. in order to huriy on tho good
work, ue make the following propo
sitions to the ladies, and gentlemen
too, if they choose to compete;.
1st. To the peraem who will get us
twenty-tive subscribers we will give
"Dr Kane's Arctic Explorations," in
two volumes, bound in rich style nnd
illustrated with 300 engravings, worth
610 also, a lady's breast pin, which
is beautiful and which wo will war
rant to be fine gold, worth S3 also,
lithograph portraits of tho Bishops of
the U. E. Church South, worth SI
also an extra copy of the Journal,
worth 2 -also, a copy of Willis' Po
ems, worth Si also, "Married or
Single," a romance in two volumes,
worth S'J in all
Now, who will take us up on this
liberal proposition? Makes no differ
ence who "goes in," for we will do as
well by all who will procure us that
number of subscribers. Of course the
subscribers mu.st pay in advance.
Ladies, goto work all of you.
Wc have got a library of over 200
books, most of which arc the very
best of standard works, and all of
which we will dispose of as nbovn
stated. Nor are these books soiled--most
of them being new.
2d. To the person who will get us
fifteen advance-paying subscribers,
wo will give a copy of Moore's Po
etical Works complete worth 81.
Also, Dr. Livingstone's Explorations
in Africa worth $2 50. Also a
splendid engraving entitled "The Vil
lage Blacksmith," worth $5. Also an
extra copy of the Journal one year,
worth 82 in all making
Thirteen Dollars and Fifty Cents
Fifteen Subscribers.
3d We will gie for twelve sub.
icribers, a hitry of the Mutiny in
India, worth 3. AW, any three dol
lar Magazine for one year. Also, a
copy of the Great SouthN a laree
book worth $3 75, making
Xine Dollars atul seventy-five certs
Twelve Subscribers.
A gas-illuminated car went through
New York by the midnight train on
Wedtisday night over tho Worcester
rout. During the nine hours occupied
in tho trip, only ten cents worth of gas
was consumed nud the car was Jignj
cd up as brilliantly as a parlor.
was deemed by the passengers io
a luxurious improvement, altogether
worthy ol general uk These propositions are only inten-
benefit ol ttie 'r7"" ' . ntan ded to aid our subscribers in doubling
nac m.OrO hOIUiriK 1UO M"' I
1 Let us hear from you soon.
1 i- . . j i;i-
themselves of the chance to ms
demeath the car from which pipes
supply a jet at either end of the entc
rior. Virtuo must not yield to vice.
something. Should other works lhaa
those we have mentioned be preier
red wcwill try end jpp!y then.

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