Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, January 2, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated January 2, 1861 Page 1
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5 1 NEW SERIES, VOL. 5, NO.^% J. XV. *itKIS, Proprietor. 0tt«mlna (fonrirr. IS PUBLISHED KVKKT WEDNESDAY IN PXTMROT'S Xs O O TL (THIRD FLOOR) OTTUMWA, WAPELLO CO., IOWA, By J. w. a a. 1*. IVORRIS. E S INVAK1ABI.Y IN ADVANCE Oae copy, perjrsar fl,50 VtaronpUi 5,00. J«n .. 12,00. Twent.r" ...24,00. Persons wishing to subscribe for less time than one year can do so by remitting the »motint they wieli to fce so appropriated. In no esise will wc enterncw names uriU's« 11)ny aro iici-nmp.-itiit-il itli money. itKAftX iMA*SIO*S. Br MRS. PABMLEK. "*flfcere are dwellings In the country, ^JThere are lwlllnr- low anl w(p^n. n the Muxlow of the mount alns, Uy the mill-stream's rapid tide Where the chestnut hnuirhs o'ershatfow, The hroad and droopinjt eaves, And the western wind conn s freshly Through the rustling of the leave*. *'4Htnow those pleasant dwellings, or WHS a country child, TMid I plucked the purple berries ,T'ar up the mountain wild. -AHD I cl cased the lowing cattle Along their homeward way, 4hit I never asked if childhood And home would last alway. There are dwellings in the city, There dwellings fair and fall Where bread the lijrht Is dancing .'Alonsf the pictured wall **1 out thrsu^li crimson rurtains ""^Vlien the passers linger lonp, hear the children'* laughter And the maiden's evening song. snow those stately dwellings, iFor one I called my home, Jdid I paced my Rorpeous chambers '•Where I thought no care could cone, Atid I laughed u low sweet laughter To the baby at my hrcast, For I thought my ods were garnered And my soul could tak« her lest. Wiere are dwellings in the alleys 'Where the poor and wretched nliNI, '^klid the shout and song ring wiliU^-»" 'Up from the crowded street. Where the air is foul with odors And the heart within us dies, As we hear the morkins laughter And the children's bitter cries. I know those wretched dwellings, For there I toil and pray, #*r the children's bread I know not Where to seek the coining day ••'dis hard to dwell with sorrow, And harder still with crime— '*.tl ask no murin'ring question— .ijl have learned to blue my time. '•SRiere are dwellings fair and stately, Iteyoml all mortal si^'ht, •^fhere the walls are huilt of jasper, v ^And the tloors as sapphire bright Where the doors are alwaysitpen, And the angels come and go. And w? hear amongst them voice* We are almost sure we know. I know those stately mansions— For my Father owns them all, And I am only waiting To hear his welcome call. I shall lay down at the threshold The burden of my care, For I shall po hotne at evening, llu* I shall find it mornlnpr there. Shiy Sin,/ Repulnumn, Kiltie Eye* Bel&iud a l'eil. slought, and when at length Mr. Edge aside the realing sheet, it corns. "Dear, didn't you sav you were going to leave me a hundred dollars for my furs to day?" "What furs V' (rather shortly it wag spo ken.) "Those itewvaMes, dear old afffelrs roused. "You are so neglectful "In one minute, sir,'' said the conductor, as he helped a litile woman with a basket OP board. "Noir, sir, move up a bit if yott please." Mr. Elg* was exceedingly eoAforlable, and did not want to move up but, the light of the lampjust ignited, falling full on the forehead and shining golden hair of the new comer, he altejed his mind and did move Up_ "Real violet blue: the very color I admire most. Bless me! what bnnness has an old married mnn like me thinking about eyes What would Maria sny, the jealous little as a tallow dip? But those were pretty I The fair possessor of the blots eyes, shiv ered si ghtly, and ew bar inantilla ctctsbr around her shoulders. tfr. Edge «M late at break&rt-that! circumstances wa.can hardly blame him, was not an unusual occurrenc^-and he was when the car stopped so suddenly that she a little disposed to be cross-which was caught mstinctly at his hand for support, for likewise nothing new—so he retired behind thesqeeze Ue gave the plurtlp, snowy palm. his newspaper and devoured his eggs and Any man in his senses would have dona toaatVithout vouchsafing any reply save un- the same—it was such an iaviting little social tuoneysyllables to the gentle remarks lily. ofthe fresh locking little Inly opposite, toj Out into the rain and darkness our two wit: Mr3. Edge. But she was gathering to-! p'ljprims sallied scarcely mors than able to gether her forces for the grand final on- sfeer ba(| gone down to the last paragraph and laid pavements. •re getting Mh# dubby, and I wrtly i "f. M0h, «tr»vasa»t? I haven't any money j„«t now to lay out in useless follies. The old fclril Mrs. Edge—god, meek little soul that! ,. i j. couldnt make her beleive that he only she was— relapsed into obedient silenr* •1 she only sighed a soft, inward sigh, and presently began a new track. "Henry, will you go with me to my snt's to-night "Can't you go alone "Alone! How would it look?" Mrs. Edge's temper—for she had one, though it didn't very often parade itself-was fairly And Mrs. Edge looked extremely pretty, with tears in her blue eyea and a quiver on her round, rosy lips. "Pshaw!" said the husband, peevishly.— "How, don't be silly, Maria!" "And in the cars yesterday, you never asked me if I was wyin enough, or put my shawl round me, while. Mr. Brown was so affectionate to his wife. It was mortifying enough Henry. west corner of a car at the State House. Go abed, conductr, can't you? What are you waiting for? Don't you aef we're faU, and it's dark alreadv?" their course by the glimmering reflec- tion of the street lamps on cioUS of those I ..apl tn n«ir rr»A I little attentions you used to pay me—you never walk with me, nor pick up my hand kerchief, nor notice my dress, as you once did." "Well, a fellow cant be forever waiting upon the women, can be?" growled Mr. Edge. "You could be polite enough to Miss Wal tmlast night, when you never thought to ask me if I wanted anyhting, though you knew perfectly well that I had a headache. I don't believe you care so much for me as you used to do?" "I didn't know women wero such foots," that I should meet with so much attention in said Mr. Edge, sternly, as he drew on his the cars, and from iny own husband, too.— overcoat to escape the tempest which he Goodness grncioo® how Aunt Prisoilla will saw rapidly impending. "Am I tho sort of enjoy the joke." a man to make a ninny of myself, doing the "if you tell that old harpy," said Mr. polite to any female'creature? Did you ever! 'n »criillts of desperation, "I shall knoar me to be conscious whether a woman had a shwal on or a swallow-tail coat Maria relapsed the blue eyes behind a lit tle pocket handkerchief, and Henry, the sav-: age, banged the dooi' loud enough to give you Betty in the kitchen a nervous stait. "Raining again I do believe we go- have tho prettiest furs in Philadelphia, if ing to have a second edition ofUn Deluge," f^"11 ?,nly 'mirnm ,j •-B.ju'1 *HRP not a :efu.«al. (the boat, and away went their "No trouble—not a bit!" said he with fare to the conductor, he said" to himself, But "plague," whoever that mystical pow-' er may be, did not take possession of the touched his own shaggy overcoat in a nestling sort of way. "Decidedly, this is getting rather romantic, thought he and then, with an audible whis per, "What would Maria say The rest of that long, dark, rainy ride was delicious, with that shoulder against his own. IJow gallantly he jumped up to pull the strap for her. By some favoring freak of fortune it happened to be tha very street where he intended to stop. And under all the ,n'i ^bjnk ,, thought he was walking on roses. pshaw! wbafs lt,c of befng so v streaming "Alow me to carry your basket, miss, as long as our piths lie in the same direction," said Mr. Edge, courteously, relieving her of her burden as he spoke. "And—may— may be you'd find less difficulty in walking if you'd just take my arm." Well, wasn't it delightful? Mr. Edge forgot Only «s he appro»cM his ow„ door, he fM"* an'' the lo,eljr "-ish lnc"f""" w0",dl,,t are good enough for any sensible woman to ,, 1 window on the loolc out for him, as she often wear. iv ..... was, how woiil she interpret matters? He OTTUMWA, What lovely eyes quoth he mentally,! moored to the old hulk at the foot of K. st., as *he bestowed a single acknwlcdge emile. I sticks and inS home- alacrity, arranging it on the tapering shoul- ^ut they were sensible birds, and new they ders and then, as the youg lady handed her wou'd provoking veil, so Mr. Kdge's curiosity I the steamer come back to the landing, and about the mouth of the blue-eyed damsel re- matned ungratified. turbed. With merry chirpings of delight "Have you room enough, miss? 1 fear. they began again their task, only to be again I you are crowded. Pray, sit a little closer to i me." of the steamer, and gladdened on the suc "Ihank you, sir," was the soft reply, cceding day by its roturn. Thus it was con enming from behind the veil—as Mr. Edge tinued with them for nearly a fortnight, and rapturous'y reflected, "like an angel from the nest is not yet completed. They are the gloom of a dark cloud." And his heart. kept in a constant flutter of hope and fear, gave a loud thump as the pretty shoulder and labor and loss but they do not despair nor have thev sought another and more se- lh»l hoM Suppose Maria should be at the i 3 wan ted to be polite to a fair traveler. Besides, his sweeping declaration of jhe morning she would be suro to recall them. As he stopped at the right number, and turned round to bid the blue eyed a regret ful adieu, he was astounded to see her. run lightly up the stops to enter likewise. Gra­ Apollo! he, burst into a chilly perspi- I ration at the idea of Maria's horror. lhink J'ouv'e made a mistake in Fss," stammered he "this cant be your house." But it was too late she was already in the brilliantly* I'ghted hall, and, turning round, threw off her dripping habiliments and mado him a profound courtesy. "Very much obliged to foils far yimp po liteness, sir." "Why, it's my wife!" gasped Mr. Edge. Mr. Edge looked from ceiling to floor, in never hear the last of it. "Very probably," said Mafia, proToking iy {honor said Mr. Edge to himself that evening as he The terms were satisfactory, and ensconccdhis six feet iniquity in the south capitulated who wouldn't Ami IOWA, Tlic Two Swalluws. The following story of the two swallows is vouched for by the Sacramento Bee. We suppose those who can't swallow it, may "match it and take it Two Swallows, in looking about fora place to build their nest, discovered a cosy little no°k and 'n the rear part of the cabin of the steamer Yonng America, which was lying forthwith commenced their labors the fcma,e toand fr0» carrying straws and fathers to the male bird, stand- l&e a master workman, overseeing the and minx? There, she's drawn a confounded completing the tiny homestead. The first veil over her face, and the light is as dim d:,y lending his aid in placing and Ravv tho fo ,aid and the e y e s .- u n 5 "Are you cold miss? Pray honor me by wearing my shawl. I don't need it all my self. some She did not refuse she ranrmered faint apology for troubling him, but it was indation of their home well haPPJ*,jirds caP*a'n rcstcd from tlieir labors that night, and finished it, perhaps, in their dreams. The next morning, bright and early, they were again at their work as busy as sailors but, alas the hour of seven came, the steamer's whistle sounded, and away went the steamer, nest and all, en route for Mary sville. The frightened birds chirped, chattered, and flew back and forth, but the never heeded their cry. On went new made It was a clear case of squatterism, "plucked if they went to law, so the-v luietly "What a s'.ender, lovely, little hand! 11 and after following the steamer as far as the wonder what kind of a mouth she's gut! It Sacromcnto bridge, they returned to the old must be delightful if it corresponds with her hair and eyes. Plague take that d—~d •eil!" submitted to their hard fate, hulk. That was a sad day for the little couple, and what thoughts crowdcd on their little hearts He only knows who "holds the sparrows up." The next day came, and with it they saw the nest they had partly built still undis- anguished on the morrow by the departure cure place fjr their domicile, lint, strange to say, they have actually learned to recog nize the steamer, and watch for her coming, and meet her at the bridge above the city, to welcome her back to her old moorings.— How it will be when the nest is finished and the eggs arc laid, and the time comes for the regular trips—whether the mother will cling to the homestead and take tho voyage to Marysville, and the father accompany her, traveling backward and forward as dead- hcodSi or wUcther tb,ir, wi]1 be broken by tho as 1 "irreprcssibIe" divorce and desertion hundreds of other families have been in California, we shall wait to see IIow to Heal a Longing for Ri* vorce. Bishop Burnett, in the record of ob servations in Italy and Switzerland, stated that in Berne th^y ha a novel method of dealing wi'.h mitriino disputant'. Di vorces were freely granted, but first the ap plicant must go through the following test A small room was prepared, in which the husband and wife were put—the door being closed, to remain so for six weeks, eyopt ji should be set n by ihc urgent re quest of the wedded pair. There were in the room one stool, one plate, one spoon, a unity of all the requisites, and the solitary bed was of such dimensions, that if they should chose to use it together 'they must needs lie very close together. Of one thing, and one ontyi there was a duplicate and that was a little treatise on the duties of hus bands and wives toward each other. No visitor was permitted to go near them and they had on!v a glimpse at intervals of the grim face of the janitor as he pushed their food through a hole in the door. The Bish op states that the test was attended by the most wholesome results. In most cases the parties were excellent friends in a few days and very few could stand out for more than a fortnight. Another very gratifying cir cumstance was, that they bad scarcely on record, a case in which,a second application was made by persons who had already gone through the ordeal. GOOD ADVICE.—Those "And happy to see that rou haven't for- ... anybody that was worth anything that had gotton all your gallantry toward the ladie pursued the merciless little puss, her blue eyes (they were verry pretty) dmce with suppressed roguery. vain search (or a loop-hole of retreat, but thc^i tool for tlie ambitious and be careful search was unavailing. "Well," said he, in the most sheepish of all tones, "its the first time I ever was polite to a woman in the cars, and hang me if it shant be the list." "You see, dear," said tlic ecstatic little la dy, "I was somewhat belated—-didn't expect to be delayed so long, and hadn't any idea "Now, look here, darling," said Mr. Edge, say keeP iuicti ooaxingly, "you won't say anything, will I by mingling with fashionable society,'as a you A feHow don't want to be hughed at11,right gtreu» does ,bj mioghog With the I by all the world. I say, Maria, you shall! 'ou shall, upon my Maria i who wish to do good, but hesitate to do it, would do well to road the following. The reason may be sug gested to them by the perusal: Do not delude yourself with the idea that you can please everybody. Who ever knew nobody to find fault with him Yo would have to do evil in many cases to please the evil flatter some to gratify their pride in dulge the selfish submit to the tyrannical not to have anything as gxd as those who desire to have everything superior to their neighbors. If you are a public man, should you be diligent, you must expect to have many secretly dislike you ami talk against you, for your success and if you accom plish little, though many show themselves friendly, it often leaks out that some who appear pleasant to you can do thus because they do not fear your rivalry—they may smile upon you outwardly, and yet enter tain contcmpt for your inefficiency. Always do that which is right, be diligent, do the most you can, pay no regard to fault-finders, and you will find as many friend# *ny sensible man would desire. A young girl generally loses her freshness The common opinion is, that we should R(KM* care c'k',dren seasons of that is!the Jcar'1,1,1 't is well «*»«gh in winter to the way she got her spVndid furs-that filled let ikem tlult. the hearts of all her female fri'M ds with en-' vy and perhaps it was what made Mr. Edge' Among the advertisements in a late Lon snch u scrupulous, courteous husband ever! don paper, we read that "two sisters want wftfthtftg." Wmumm Mf Lut Love. "No, thou art not my first love, I loved before we met, And the memory of that early dream Doth linger 'bout me yet But then, thou art my last love, The dearest and tho best— My heart but shed its outer leaves To give thee a!l the rest." Hftaj. Jack on Mi'ceoNiou and Illustrate* it with a Lucid Example We produce for the benefit of the present day and generation, tho blowing letter on Nullification, from tho celebrated pen of Major jack Downing: And when I got through, ftow Sfiys I GIneral, I'll te!t you jest what" I think of this ere business. When I wash youngster and begun to get mad. At last he declared he'd cut the lashings and take his log and paddle off alone. And before we had hardly time to turn round, he declared the five minutes was out, and up hatchet and cut the lasbinrs, away wcil "I'l nn bis own "o bobU.ig a ii roiliug about, ami dancing like a monkey to try to keep on the upper side. The rest of us scrabbled to as well as jthe wind blew so hard. Bill hadn't gone but a little ways before his log begun to role more and more, and by and by in he went splash, head and ears. He came up puffing and climb up on it, but the more he tried the more the log rolled and finding it would be gone goose with him pretty soon if he stayed there, he begun to sing out like a loon for us to come and take him. We asked him which side he would row if we would take his log into the raft again. O, says Bill, I'll row on either side or both sides if you want me to, if you'll only come and help me before I sink. But, said the Preside*t, I hope you didn't help the foolish rascal out till he was just ready to sink. He got soaked enough before we got him, says I, and our logs came pesky near getting scattered, and if they had, we should all have gone to the bottom together, and now Gineral, this isjestwhat I think if you let South Carolina cut the lashings you'll see such a log-rolling in this country as you never see yet. The old Gineral started up and marched across the floor like a boy.— Says he, Major Downing, she shan't cut the lashings while my name is Andrew Jackson. Tel! Sargent Joel to have his company sle on their arms every night. I told him they should be ready at a moment's warning. I wish you would jest give cousin Ephraim up to Augusta a jog to know why he don't write to me and let me know how the Legis lator is getting along. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2,1861 WASRflMtmr, Jan. IT, IMS. to the editor of the Portland Courier, In the Mari ner's Church Buildin?, second story, eastern end, Fore street, away down Kast in the State of Maine. MV KIND AND DEAR or.n FRIEND :—The Presidcnt's Message to Congress makes crack Convention at such time and place as may ing work here. Mr. Calhoun shows his teeth he agreed upon for the purpose of forming a like a lion. Mr. McDuftL* is as cool as a cucumber, though thoy say he's got a terri ble temper inside of him, that he'll let out be fore long. For my part I think the Presi dent's message is about right. I was sit ting with the President in the cast room last night, chatting about one thing and another, and the President says he, Major Downing, have you read my message that sent to Congress to day I told him I hadn't. Well, sjjiys he, I should like to have you read it and give me your opinion upon it. So he handed it to me and I sot down and I read it through. some of us Downingville bovs'used to go |a ^at with those smarting und the wrongs down to Sebago pond every Spring, and i inflicted by the leaders of a perverted Gov liire out a month or two rafting log across ^rnment, ai\d whojmve with unanimity un the pond. And one time I and cousin,1 paralleled broken the link with a faithless Ephram, and Joel, and Bill Johnson, and two|t, n^'dcr'1r'y- You are engaged in a high or three more of us had a whapping big log !^M laudable aiip aye, the high and holy to carry across the pond. It was rather a P''n,rfR °f devising a government which windy day and the waves kept the logs bob- i other boys had more butter on their bread i 'K give us any peace till ono-of us changed sides 1 changing so. But he only fretted the more Secession Convention. CHARLESTON, Mr* if he diden't change with hiin in five mmutes, ^*ov"rr,°r to make forthwith all preparation blowing, and got hold of the log and tried to respective Legislaturesor Conventions, where Conventions by the people have been oalled in any of the slave-holding States, I remain yoor loving friend, MAJOR JACK DOWSING. EBXAINS or AN ANCIENT MONSTER.—In the National Democrat, published in Rapides Parish, we find the following Our friend, B. Malletret, has disentombed the remains of some gigantic antedeluvian monster. We visited him on Tuesday, when he had succeeded in taking out tho upper which compelled us to do so. jaw and head of some animal bearing some Mr. Middleton proposed that the Conven resemblance to the elephant—two tusks, I tion conform to the practice of the times, and about four feet in length, were taken out not communicate with the non-slave-holding with the jaw and head. From the position Dec. 24.—The Convention met at noon, Mr. Jamison in the Chair. Pray er wa* offered. The Committee on relations with the Slave boMin State' of North America, reported fiie following resolutions Renoir ed, 1st. That this Convention ap point Commissioners to proceed to each i slavc-ho'ding State that may assemble in n He given hits opinlm about N'MifJcation, jthern ,• V onveniion, for the purpose of laying before the ordinance of Secession, and re- spectfully to invite their co-operation in form inga Southern Confederacy. 2nd. That our Commissioners be author ized to use the Federal Constitution, as the basis for a provisional Government for such States as shall have withdrawn from connec tion with the Government of North America. 81. That said Commissioners are author ized to invite said seceding States to meet in permanent government of these States. The Presidentthe following commu nication OhABLESTOX, Dee. 1860. To the Presulent and Delegate* of the Con tention of the Independent State of South Carolina GENTLEMEN s',a" bing up and down pretty considerably hard, the rights, liberties, and happiness of the so we agreed to bring them together and'Kood- Incvary articular your ordinance drive some thole pins in the outermost logs 's 'n Sood taste, to t!re-point, and covers the and row'em over together.. We went along i grotind. Permit m? to assure you, two or three miles pretty well. But by an £er)tlen»en, that the gallant little State of by Bill began to complain. He always was Florida will follow your lead. In motion of an uneasy harum scarum sort ofa fellow.— Always thought everybody else had an easi er time than ho had, and when he was a boy, always used to be complaining that the 1 with him. me of the pleasure of accjpUng your courte Well Bill hadn't rowed but ft little* ways Js^'- on the windward side before be begun to ^or ',0 fret again, and declared that side went hard- 8®"tlemen, very respectfully your obedient er than 'tothor, and he wouldn't touch to row on that side any longer. We told him he had his choice and he shouldn't keep -I have just been informed that you did me the honor, by resolution, to invite me to a seat on the floor of the Con vention. I am wanting in language, gentle men, to express my feelings which this very unexpected courtesy at your hands has given rise to. In the course of my life, now near ly a half a century, a life not entirely devoid of incidents calculated to inspire a laudible manly pride, I have never been honored with °^,r the greatest liberty consistent with her Convention Florida will be as certain as anything in the future cin be to wheel into line with the gallant old Palmetto. We are identified with the sarre inteiests, and there a deeP than hc,j)|4. Well, Bill was rowing on the Republican rule.' Your coining destiny must lewird side, and he began to fret and said ^ecorae that of others. his side went the hardest, and he wouldn't determination to submit to no black regret exceedingly that urgent official dl,ty which I cannot postpone, will deprive Wit!'the tender n,y n0r sincere thanks conferred upon me, I am, servant. M. S. PERRY. Mr. Perrine offered a resolution for a cc's to the 15th proximo- lost- Margault's resolution instructing the which may be needed to as-ret by force the right and jurisdiction of South Carolina in its territory—lost. Mr. Finley offered a resolution that copies of the ordinance of seeess:on adopted by the Convention, with the declaration of immedi a'e causes which have induced and justified secw si»n of wo could, and fastened our logs together {®"cdera^ nion, and the addresses of the again, though we had a tuff match for it, the |pcoplc U,,ited South Carolina from the of South C*roliRa in se™^ed- to Convention as- the slaveholding States of the States, be transmitted by the Gover- nor of thc State tothe holding Jove™°rsof the slave- States, for the information of their Mr. Warden thought it had better go along with the report of the committee, to whom was referred the communication of the Legis lature of Georgia. Several motions were made to amend. Mr. Dargin said, according to theory, South Carolina had been one of the Repub lics of the United Sutes, and the Constitu tion was a compact between independent sovereign States. South Carolina has tho't proper to exercise her sovereign right to witdraw from the Federal league compact— that it is proper that this State should notify her late confederates, whether non-slave holding or slave-holding, that she has with drawn from thc Union, and to certify in proper form the causes of her withdrawing from thc compact. The Governors of all States should receive an ordinance, and the cause justifying the secession. On calling the question of inserting the words non slave holding before slave-holding. Mr. Dargin said that copies of the ordinance and of the cause justifying* the secession of S uth Carolina, should be sent to thc Gov ernors of the States, and copies of the Ad dress to the people of South Carolina, should be si nt to the Governors of the slave-holding States only. He asked why not insert Eng land, France, and all sovereign powers, and said we were lately in league with non-slavc holding States, and thcro is nothing incon sistent with the dignity of South Carolina in so doing. More or less than the duty of courtesy she owes to her late confederates than to announco her withdrawal from thc League, and to inform them of tho course ur of the remains they had accidently been take the resolution as originally offered scattered, as the balance of the bones are not Major Gregg said it was entirely proper yet found. The spot in which these re- that notice should be given to our lat) con mains were found is just a few hundred fed-rateaof our withdrawal from the con yards above the lower falls, ten feet from the federacy. present bight of water, and on thc Alexan-! -j, dria side. CHABLKSTOX, S. 5., —r—~— at 11 o'clock this morn lkatod stonea, or old casting*, thrown in^'. ii. to water will heat it quicker San it can be ^prayer was offered up, ask ng the pro hct in kettles. Remember this when you tection of God, over a Southern coufederacy. kill yuur park. utferc 1 a Uu Gov- slave-holding States on the subject, but &am ttmrmvirfr- ernor be requested to communicate to th Convention in secret session, any ii'fortoa tio»hc possesses in reference to the condi tion of Forts Moultrie, Sumptcr and Castle i Pickney, the number of guns to each the number of workmen and kind of labor em- on the table for consideration in secret session.1 Mr. Brown offered a resolution that rl! citizens of the United States, domiciled with- fied citizenship in the States, and relation in the present Congress of the United States,'ti,n to the said Convention to be held at Mont-' pomero. Ala and that in the adoption of the Constitution of the Southern Convention i the vote shall he by States, and that whatev-' I erthe terms of the institution shall agreed upon by the ssid Convention, the!an-VOne- vame shall be submitted at as early a day as! practicable to the Convention and ture of each State respectively, so as to ena-! hie them to ratify or reg?ct the said Consti-1 tution. That in the opinion of South Caro 'to lina the Constitution of the United States 'thundcr will form a suitable basis for the Confedracy appoint by ballot 8 delegates to represent ite,npt South Carolina in the Convention, fur the I formation of a Southern Confederacy To Lastly, that one commissioner in each{s elected to call tho attention of the people to this ordinance. Mr. Dur.kin here moved I the convention go intosccr -t s ssion. Carried. PKEVENT SKIPI'EUS IN THE STEREOSCOPE—Sir profitable of the DEC. 20.—The Con in.. OLD ployed the number of soldiers in each, and what addition has been made, if any, since the 20th inst, also, whether any assurance |0fM.y to «.™r«e»VudZfu!1*'' fl^hr^nder" beautiful bis summer is that of blooming has been given that the forts will not be re-! in forced, and if so, to what extent, also-., hat! police regulations have been made, if any, in ,ixn, 1 afier citizenship in the United States By natu- longer until they are enshrouded in the dirk ralization, persons wera made citizens by leaden vale of eternity. The seasons of life virtue, and being such, were made citizens are fraught with useful uioials. In them of South Carolina. we have a tius copy penciled by nature's In 1832 thc Constitution of South Carolina finger—a copy which time can never change, was amended and foreigners Were required to a cr py which no mcchanism or art can imi-' take an additional or state oath of true alle- tate—a living copy which, like tho evil deeds giance to South Carolina or so long as they I of man and the dark river of death, flow on remain citizens thereof, and sometimes by I until blotted out in eternity. Thc mysteries* another method, that of a test oath. Mr. of life, how wonderful! To think life ever Brown said also a period must bo adopted gtowing old, yet ever young ever dying, for the subject. I don mean nor contem- ever being born. Cut down and destroyed plate making involuntary citizens accidental- by accident, by pestilence, by famine, by ly domiciled at the period of the adoption of violence preying remorselessly and insa thc ordinance of secession. I tiably upon it.-elf, yet multiplying and ej- Mr. Kenneare moved when the Con- tending stili, filling every spot of earth on mention adjourn to-morrow, it be until tin which it once obtained a footing. So delicate,1 18th proximo, or until such time as the Prasi- so feeble, so dependent on fostering eircum dent should order it to re assemble. Laid stances and the kindly care of nature, yet so on the bible. Kn ariably endowed as with Supernatural Mr. Ilhett offered an ordinance jwoviding power: like spirits of tho air which yield to for the holding ofa Convention of the slave- every touch, and seem to elude our force holding States of the United States, for the s jbsisting by m?ans impalpable to our prpp-' purpose of framing a Constitution and fra-j er s^ses. yet wielding powers which the ming a Southern Conre leracy, and moved mightiest agencies obey. Weakest and the to lay it on the table without reading it. strongest of the things that God has made. Mr. Meminger doubtel if there was an- Life is heir of death, and yet is conqueror, thority for receiving a paper in a public dc- victim and victor at the same time. All liv libcration assembly, without having a lecsej ing things succumb to death's assault—life on reading of it. smiles at his impotence, and makes the grave Mr. Rhett then read the Ordinance bknsel£. her cradle. It provides as follows 1st. That the Convention of the Seceding The IItiokiu£ i*arty. Slave-holding States of the United States! unite with South Carolina and hold a Con- vention at Montgomery, Ala., for the purpose of forming a Southern Confederacy, and tha» the said Seceeding States appoint bv thair respective Conventions or Legislatures as! many Delegates as they have Representatives jtionandhuskinS "^1 The a"'ndu5tr^ one- 1W ordin^y prCSent Legisla. Wllh great insect. I have now hanging in my smoke- about his odity, but he s?emed to have car bouse, hams one, two and three years old, ried away with bi n the desire f..r canvt rsa and the oldest area^ free from insects as ti^n they husked David Brewster, inquiring into the history of the steresc pe. known cwn to Euclid that it was distinctly described by Galen 1500 years ago and that Galambatista Porta had, in 1509, given such a complete drawing of the two seperate pic tures as seen by each eye, and of the com bined picture placed between them, that we recognize in it not only the principle but' the construction of the stereoscope. The new year, may it prove a happy and ^eaves one to all our jiatrQQs, is the wish COI-KIKB. Kind words and gentle actions should be u- ammm M'lftWfiiUni SERIE8, VOL. I2,N0.4& TEBBS-SI,50,in Advance. Life and ill hsinges. BY II. OI1EKN. Vft3 in 8ll|mg, an7~bject tp more chan- (han #nv 0(h..r th n„ known to mrm In mankind, bo mental an] physical, it pliys nn inexp'icab'e part. The spring- I time of life (man's infancy.) is like the month yOHflf frim his c?Rhtcenth to his twenty- ycav. Th,lse ymn may u reference to the defences of the Harfor of, to the months of June, July and Ai}gu*t, in Charleston, the Cca.U and the State. Laid whi anr| tbc j)U(] with in this State on the adoption of the ordinance gtands well to compare with the autumnal, of secession on December 20th, 18o0, be and month', September, October, November.— the sime are hereby declared citizens of Then his b!o 1 is ripe and seasoned to in South Carolina, and entitled toi all the privi- crease or diuiinish weakens or stiffens le„ and subject to all the liabilities incident frame his sinews are unwieldy, his flesh thereto Mr. Brown said that there was numbers of meritorious citizens of adoption, and there was a well-founded apprehension on their minds as to the extent of their allegiance.— There are two methods by which individuals could become citizens of South Carolina, by birth and adoption. Birth gives one quali- coniparefi time tho rose doffs its velvet loaves, the tb. ftutumn seed, take the form of From th-s time, and for­ fruit. ward fourteen years, an average of mankind IJH cumb.-rsome the elasticity of Cvery nerve becomes still less, until even his vanity and wish to conceal makes it a self-evident fact that the cooling blasts of December have imparted a wintry sensation within bis whole nature, "As lengthning shadows o'er the mead proclaims the close of day," do these fasten upon man the solemn fact' that tiie niaridian of life his shadows grow U t,r •, br'sht ,noonli«ht ni8bt party °ame husk nshisC:,rn- laTS° LHt,e dr'lM WCr° go on at the same Sathcrin5^ soc5al l.ll: wbw t0 a3sist Mr HarrinEton in The unhu^ed «*n Ia7 hca?#the m3adow near the formed SO that ••if bi,rn- cnvors«- *3 °nc dlll-ence wt'1! as man not P0***5*1 of the power of miml, who was always °n SUCh occasion9- be!any circle,or and ,)urms tU® Perseverance, th'J eveninS' a d's^ussion relativJ dislance at could ihey 10 dcc,de the C0,nPared th shot' 11 was oft,'e 4 ncver He Woul,i take heap at a distanee Joine4 engaged in conversation with P^ce at the ,rom' *nd out of s,ght °f the rest, and strip the hu ks from the com arose as which cannon and keard- eMy (k'ba'ed' of the Southern States withdrawing pable of being settled often are. One, in, 5th, That the South Carolina Convention' due1' suS?®led It was quite earn- as 'lotions which are inca- that should not at- 'lucstion tiU theJ -sound of a thirty-two pound wi,h a thirty-two pound thunderlHlt suSS«Hiondid ^uestion not revive any atten- the decisk^ 10 Nat Accordingly i ho was called from his retire! nook, and thq IIAMS.—In a question was stated to him "could cannon communication to the Cotton Planter, Mr. or thunder ba heard the farthest? W. Mc\\ iliie, says: "Iherc i, according to He preserved a grave silence for a momentj my experience, nothing easier than to avoid or two, and then answered: It all de the skipper and all worms jind bugs that pends on how the Lor.i has a mind to tbun usually infect and often destroy so much ba- d.-r. lb cm th inder s) lou tiiat th^ dead con. It is simply to keep your smoke house in their graves shall hear it and come to life, dark, and the moth that deposit the egg There shall be resurrection unto life, and a* will never enter it. For the past twenty, resurrection unto condemnation." He left five years I have attended to tl i-, and nev them and return-d to his secluded plac? and er have had my bacon troubled with -any resumed bis woik. S me remark was made OR wheti first hung up. I am not (jware of part, til! th. time earns for tfiem to «o home,* other causes for the exempt.on of my baci.n 1 from insccts, but simply from the fact t! at "a resurrection unto condemnation," seemed my smokehouse is alway s kept dark. Be-, to ba constantly repealed. At firt did fore adopting this plan, I had tried msny not trouble hi:u. Th? resurrection was so experiments, but always without success far off, that it was a matter of little interest with injury to the flavor of my bacon, i to him. But the w n* cond'.'uination arrest sm-'ke with green hickory, this is rtant, ed his attention, lie trie I to divert hi* as the fl ivor of baco^ is often utterly destroy- mind from it by the con -idemtion that a con ed by smoking it with improper wocd." demnalion after the resurrec.i n was a great way off, and need not occasion imnudiate fear. Then he thong!it of the words of finds that its fundamental principal was well in silence, for thc mot There was one io wliose ears the phraso: Christ: He not U el Diptheria is decimating the children ini^gaitl' the neighborhood of Hamilton, C. W., -T iT •,B-T and is al»o very fatal in Onedia county, |f. Time does take the trockram out ofa mai| Y. and the self-sutti^iencv with which wo begix^ as we watnre «ondc,nn- already." *He went home with the thought that he was already condemned burthe icd his soul. The thought introduce other solemn th »ughts which added to hifj burthen. His burthen was not removed ti? he exercised faith in Christ, 'flu words i a man of defee ive tnind led to tlie conver sion of a soul. Have any words of the read er, though of a sound nvn I, led a similar 1 advance into the -epjr of existence. John W edey says--- I "When I was young, 1 was iuje of ev«ry thing in a few years, having been taisi^eii a thousand times, I was aot a prt of the study of every household, most tilings as I was before. At nresenj i It kt r»»*r to praise poverty than |*at' aIn half so sure q! hardly sure of anything bu$ what hf

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