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Savannah, Oct. 19—31—eo«6t.
All! wherefore do \c laugh or weep?
U'hv dn we live, or die ?
Who knows tlint secret deep?
Alas, not I!
Why doth the violet spring
Unseen by human eve?
Why do the radiant seasons bring
Sweet thought:* that quickly fly ?
V\ by do our find hearts cling
To things that die?
We toil—through pain and wrong ;
We light—and fly ;
Wc love; we lose- then, ere long,
Stone-dead we lie.
O Life! is ail thy song
“ Endure and die ?”
er, nn tile first nf April — that i* kept my fnlly place. I did not wrtit l-m^ before I heard,
to mvself. tr -m the other side of n projecting angle of
“ I Reached the Isl md indicated liv mv he r »ckv I'det, an air warbled in mi* Ii an en-
grevheard M* nfor—it w.i* a nor* of qninqinn- j eluinting strain, that I d irod not move fioni;
giilar rock, with « rout of the richest mould,! the spot on which I stood to ascertain when
From a Poem called “ Grafcnstein.
O Woman • woman ! how portray thy features,
Thou lovely mischief? -Gentlest of God’s creatures,
And worst of furies ; flower of Paradise,
And rank, foul weed, with deadliest poison fraught;
Top of all virtue, ext rail of all vice;
Above all value, yet so C >■ a ply bought:
Source ofali good, and fountain of all evil;
Man’s heaven and hell, his angel and his devil;
Gods's favoiite, and God's abomination,
Our curse and blessing, savour And damnation ;
The rnrk i>n which man’s shipwrecked hopes are
The heaven where his bark in peace reposes,
The sea of troubles where his soul is tos'd,
The spirit that o’er Ins life a calm diffuses,
Earth’s deepest stain, creation's brightest spot,
Tell me, what art thou, and what art thou not?
It grieves me, ladies, to the heart to say
Things harsh as these, but’tis a covert way
To flatter you, for still the Muses deal
In Action, st* I pray you take the pood—
(Which is all true) and cast away the ill,
A* nonsense, slandet by mere malice brew'd;
False as the despot’s oaths, the devil’s wiles,
The statesman's statement, and the courtier’s smiles.
T HE undersigned take pleasure in informing the
citizens of Athens, and the public generally, that
they have funned a co partnership in the
And opened a Store at the stan.l heretofore occupied
by Mr. J. C. EDWARDS individually, under l.te name
and firm of
THOMAS HANCOCK & CO.
Whero they intend keeping a choice, extensive and
fashionable Stock of Goods, in the various departments
of their line of business. They respectful'y solicit the
attention of the public towards theii establishment.
JAMES C UPWARDS,
JAMES A WRIGHT.
Athens, Oct. 5.-29—tf.
C. & « n. KELSEY i
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA,
A HE now receiving a general amirtment of semona
bte DRY GOODS,compruing every article wan.
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modating terms, nt the Store now occupied by Charles
M’lnlyreSt Co. No. 275. King street.
Charleston, Oct. 19-31—5t.
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all those indebted to him, individually, or to the late
Arm of FLEMMING, GILLILAND fit CO. to make
payment to hia authorised agent, Mr. IVm, Me Burney,
as early as practicable, as all notes due one or mote
years, not settled by the first of January next, wid be
put in suit. THOMAS FLEMMING.
August 31— 24—l8t.
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T HE Board of Directors baling ibis day doclsrci n
Dividend of four dollars per share oil the capitol
oli,ok of this Bank, for the si* months ending on f -
30:hul'imo; the same will he nai l to the respect
stockholders there,if, or In their order, on and alter
Wednesday next the 24lh inst.
From the *.sialic Journal
THE MERMAID—An Eastern Tai.e.
Did ! over tell you my adventure with n
“A mermaid! No, never: ! sh'ttld like
mightily L> hear it. Captain Q,lizzie.”
“ It is the most remarkable 'fall mv ndven-
lures; ! wonder I have not told von it.”
“Toil have so many strange stories: vonr
life must have heen an eventful one. Pray,
let ns have it, Captain.”
absolutely swarming wiili birds, glut.Ting with
flowers and shrubs of variegated tints, and n
magazine of odours. Hud it been of n eiren.
lar form, its circumference might have been
nliout a mile mid a half, or two miles It was
evident that human steps were rarely imprin
ted upon its luxuriant turf.
11 Drawing up mv light hark nn a slope of
the isle, I set it on the end, and propped it writ
a paddle, to serve me ns n tempornrv hut, for
I was determined to wait some lime the issue
of the adventure, before I returned and gave
the old Alnlnv a horsewhipping, which I was
resolved to do, if it nppeared that he had fool
ed tne—| remained here iwo nr three days,
till I begun to lie devoured hv ennui ni this
Robinson Crusoe like life, i was .ilntos! eon-
linuallv walking along the margin of il.„ sen,
pteking up si,ells, p, hides, weeds, nntl other
things of the kind, hut saw nothing of the
inntds of the deep.
“One evening, however—just at thnt glo
rious period of it. when, espeeinlly in Eas'ern
cliinales n kind ,>f nreternatur il and enchanted
lienee reigns around, and when every
eet appears to ommit. ns it were, a golden lus.
jre, ns il restoring some of the light it hnd all-
rliod in the day from the departed luniinn
ry—on turning a sharp curve of the inlet, I
nrtled hy a -brick, and n”repived, rather
mdisiinrllv, Iwo bunds raised nltnve the <„r-
face of the water, at a short distance from the
shore, and momentarily n woman’s ' end p,,p. |
ped up and down, as if the individual was
drowning. In llm suddenness of astonish
ment, I lorgot ih.it I was on nn uninhabited
not, and nt tho moment, fell an almost irresis
tible impulse to rush into tho smooth water,
mid rescue the sinking vc'lim, thinking il n
woman. Fortunately I recovered my recol
lection in time mid stood still to w ait the re
sult. The hands gradually sunk tremblingly
u ,'ll,ue, lesi I should loose II nolo of it. Its
rfli','1 upon my whole system I can only de
scribe hv suppose!g ihni some subtle stimuli!-
lintt fi nd passed through every nerve from my
brain to mv toe. You have remarked the
restlessness of a eat w hen a violin is bowed so
as to prolong its sweetest tones; Ibis will
give you some idea of my suffering, for such
“Astonishing! This account confirms
ai'tly to the eld notions of the mermaid, who
was reported to sing like n Siren.”
“ Exactly. She nppeared tome just as (lie
mermaid is represented in old pictures, exe ’pi
that I saw no comb or looking glass. Hut to
“ When the nir censed, I hastened to the
quarter whence it proceeded, null there reeog-
nized the same charming face and form, and
was moreover, saluted with llm same laugh.
I resolved to address the sea lady. I new the
Alnlnv language well, and had a smattering of
most ,,|,lie dialects of the Archipelago; mid I
thought, if she should spenk al all, she was
more likely lo know rrns of these Ilian any
oilier hut,.an longue. To my delight, ns well
as surprise, I found she understood and could
talk Malay ; lull she artiriiliited In a very pe
culiar manner—somewhat like tlm mode in
w I,p-h persons horn deaf and dumb enunciate
wlint they are laboriously taught lo utter.
“ And now pomes the nio-t extraordinary
pari of my story.
“ She gave me an aerount of the suh aque
ous regions, vluch excited my astonishment;
whether true nr false will never he determined,
fur no human vigilant rnnld get hack again to
tell us. She gave mo to ntidersland llint, nt a
vii,i depth in tins ocean, there was another nt
mosphere. on which the water tested, like nui
atmosphere upon the sea. I imagine this
must he the interior world, of which various
beneath the surface, the rireleg disappeared* j phenomena on the surlnee of the earth nfford
and all was again-till. AA'Ielst I stood mu- manifest indications. Her description of this
sing mv eyes riviled lo the spot where I hnd i interior world wis perfectly fascinating: il
beheld what I now began to believe might be "lust he ti real paradise. Owing to the densi-
a phantom of tho fancy, n loud, w,ld, but must-1 tv of the atmospheric medium, and the nh-
enl and merrv burst of laughter drew mv often- s "nee of Hie principle of gravitation of terres-
Hon lo another side, where ! saw. as if w .ihng''« I attraction, men, and even houses and
-uddeuly and turned nwny again : a semblanco
°* oasliliiliiess and maiden timidity, which gra
dually divested me of nil foar.
“ AAldUt wo thus communed together, my
■ acuities almost entrnced with the romantic
novelty of the adventure, (he charming eyos
ami features ctmlintially beaming upon me,
ihe ravishing pictures the fair appnration drew
ol her abode und of the heavenly beings by
wI,tel, it was inhabited, the magic of tho soli
tude and silence which reigned around us, up-
oil which lu:r mellow voice broke, ns it were,
into n thousand musical echoes, the nvmph
suddenly exclaimed < hark !’ ' "
“ I heard nothing.
‘ I must he gone she said.
“ Almost involuntarily, I stretched forth
my hand. She glided towards me, cautious
ly and timidly, and o.xlonded Iters. Our hands
“ Instantly, I fell myself held hy a giant’s
gripe, and drugged forward; the resistance I
could offer though I was a match for most
men, was like llm efliirt of a child. Mean
time the dazzling features I hud gazed upon
with ecstnry darkened into the malignant as
pect of a demon. I was on tho verge of des-
rlructioit—when, unexpectedly, one of my pis
tols went o(f in the struggle ; upon which she
let me go, and bounced under wnlor, leaving
mo in a cold sweat, oil of a tremor, and my
shoulder almost dislocated.”
“ timid heavens I”
“ You mny ho sure I did not slay much lon
ger on this infernal island. 1 soon reconver
ted my hut to its proper purpose, and pad-
died away with as much vigor ns my wounded
arm would allow, fancying I saw n largo sal
mon-tail m every curl of llm wave. My old
friend soon perceived iri my face, on my return,
iliai I uo longer distrusted the fidelity of his
“ " hat a very extraordinary adventure,
(’npiniii Quizzle I And this is really a fact?”
“ A fuel 1—No.”
“ No ! AA'Iml ! is it n fiction you havo been
lulling os nil this while?”
“ livery word of it.”
“ P.-luiw !”
in the shallow water, n tall, slender, hut henu-
liful proportioned female, of an olive complex
ion, anil with exceedingly long dark hair,
“AA’ell I traded for several years in the Eas- whirl- she was gracefully employed in winding
tern Arrhipclago. The- warms of clusters of | about her head and temples. I walked to the
A. PORTER, Cashier.
r E would inform our custo
mers that we have mado it
an invariable rule, in no instance
_ to take back articles that have br.**n
cut off, on account of the many unsaleable remnants,
that such a course of business nt* essaril) throws on
our hands. T. & J CUNNINGHAM. St Co.
Athens, Nov. 2—-33- 2*.
|URING my absence, Mr. John
3 Nesbil of Athens, will re
ceive tho fln»t installment on the
x _ ettbscnt-tiou to the Theological Se-
miliary. Punctuality sill be eipeclcd, «n a. lo make
the return to Synod,
’WILLIAM DEARING, A cent.
Attention! Men of ’TG > 2
B LANK.forme for obtaining pension*, atr. a 'LT ,r>
the late Act ol Congress, may bcohtmiied efih
following gentlemen—Robeit Ligon, F.sq WalkuiR-
ville, AVm. Cowan. F.sq Jefferaon. a *•«!■
Gaineaville, and AVm. Sander-, F.sq. ”
at Ihia office. The forme were dnr a up by Judge
Cltyton ar-d may be relied upon as correct.
Athens, Oct 19.
To Stage Proprietors.
r AY-BILLS constantly on hand and for
Islands ihreabouts are amazing; not a tenth
part of them are ever visited hy hiimnn beings,
and consequently alt the strange things in the
animal and even the vegetable creation are 'o
lie found there : monsters, ns we rail them,
seem to congregate amidst those delirious
spots, because thev nrc there nut of the renrh
of man’- destructive power. You have heard
of the Rrubdigong hutterflower. discovered hv
Sir Stamford Rallies in no Island of the Aretii-
nrligo, nt a mere sight of which one of his
Hindu servants died of fright; eatvx. like the
dome uf St. Paul-: pistils, like good sized fir
trees, pollen, in such prodigious qiinntitv, that
wild beasts are often smothered in it. Sir
Stamford likewise met with the Dngong. or
mer-mnn. He rnnld “iilv get n dead -peri,
men; I havo often seen the animal alive; I
linvc shaken hands with one, for they are c.\.
eedingly gentle creatures. All these things
are now pretty notorious. Rut besides these
imieerns’are s> nlenlif.il (though they p nn
never he taken aliie. ns von nil know) that
their horns are n-, d as walking “'i' ks hv the
respeetnlile Malays, nnd canes by the sheool-
masters.—The Alnlnv hoys require a vast deal
of hanging In get lhe ; r alphabet nroner'v,
flip letters are so difficult In sound (their
month- often vr-w nwrv in 'he attempt' nod
the I’m. o>ri’s liorn -lives trouble, one stroke
of il is twen'v large blisters. Then tliev have
toothpicks made of griffin’s claws—lo t to the
“ I had often heard of mermaids indifferent
parts nflhe Arehipeligo, tint I did tint credit
the stories tobl me hy llm native rascals, who
are desperate Itnrs. A grey-headed old man.
however, mp dav, tirmn mv taxing him witli
deceit upon this point, nssnred ine lie had seen
one; and further told me, that, if! was desi
rous of occtilnr proof, he could direct me to n
spot where f should he pretty sure to meet
with one of these water nvmphs.
“I gladly accepted the offer, nnd he direc
ted me to go alone to one of tho litilo inlets
on the F.astcrn side of the isle of Rtlliton (!
was then on the island of Rnnca.) where he
said these ladies often rli«nnrted themselves
of an evening.— He caution, d me to he on mv
guard, and to keep on? of their reaeh. for they
apt to take liberties with gentlemen—|
that is, to scratch out their eyes, slice theun
edge of tho bench opposite to her, and inking
tny stand, in order to observe Iter the more
Id flout in the a r, without being It
able In any injury hy dashing n gains I one arm
liter, nr wlint we cull “falling down.” The
icinperaiorc nf the air. site informed me, was
imuri.ihly the sanu ; perpetual spring or rath
er summer, prevailed every wlinre; nnd, in
short, all was pore enjoyment. IVlinl snr-
natrowly, I was again saluted by a laugh, P'i'od me more than ntiv thing else was, that
wlurh, though somewhat lottdi r thnn we are j *1”’ said there were inhabitants »f this upper
accustomed to hear from voting Indies in draw- ] world there, and amongst llm rest no English
ing rooms, was quite femitte in its t"ne, and ,,inn —throng Inglee:, ns -lie expressed it.”
iincountnbly hpwilrliing in its geiternl rhitrac. ” How did they get there.”
tor: il was neither a tiller nor a horse laugh, ] “ Ave, how ,|j<| they get there? precisely
the question I asked Iter. She replied that it
hut equidistant from both, the voice reminding
me of the liquid notes o’ musical glasses —
Never did I behold more lovely features than I
gnzed nn with intense mid growing interest.—
The eves were unusually large, dark, and pen
etrnting ; but the aspect of the face altogether
was soft and gentle. It wns, indeed. .1 face,
which, if nature made, the die had heen do
“I held out niy hands: she laughed agnin
and held out Iters. Tins was a trying siliin
lion, nnd I fell such a desire lo draw nearer
and convnrso (if I could) with mv fair incogni
ta— whoso unwillingness, on lor part, to up
proach, evidently seemed lo be the result of
Innocence iii it virgin nu.-hsly,
that would he wooed and not unsought be
won—that I several times was ite.ir u piling
tny feet, lint, in one of the Indy’s quick iiw-
ioii)s, unfortunately—fortunately for me —
Ihere appeared. II short disiunco in her rear,
the sharp edge of a large fi b mil, shaped like
■bat nf 11 tinge salmon’s. This discovery in-
slaitily had a wonderful sod ilivn rflccl upon
me. I dare say the. lady-fish saw inmyeaun-
lennrice the con.-cquoitco u Inch In r train cir-
Iniltd upon me, nnd perhaps attributed it to its
true cause: for, with an appearance nf arch
basitfulness, she turned utiout, and, casting 11
leering look at me, soused into the water, and
was gone trt a twinkling.
“ Astonishing [ But now really, Captain
Qiezzle. is this true ?”
“True! so held
‘‘Well, well; don’t swear, don’t swear.—
Pray go on.”
“ Well, thought I, my doubts are now at an a
end. Here I am—not asleep, nor out of mv
senses; and if I have not scco a mermaid,
Hut did “he come again ?”
“ You sliull hear. It was singularennnglt,
tlint I dreamed I should sen 11 mermaid the
» to pernte 1, 0111 ineir eye. bef „ r „, Bnd „ ln , made me. a. firat, sus.
half with a sudden twitch of their tail, nnd ||m , , uaa rea |, y „k|,.c P when she really
“ Acroidirglv, the very next dav I procured
a native boat, wliirh could he paddled hy one
person, armed myself w ith sword and pistols,
und boldly hot prmly launched mv frail hark
into the blue deep, to cross the strait of Gas-
| ,nr '
‘•AYtipn I was equipped, l could not help
laughing nt the expedition I was setting out
upon. However. I could hut do as many hnvo
done, whom curiosity has prompted to be spec-
appeared ; for I remember a curious occur
rence of a peiHon’e dreaming he wns awoke
when lie was all the while asleep : nod ns tlm
story is nut long, and I may forget it, I will
“ Never mind that; another lime will do
for that — I want to hear the end of tins extra
“ You shall hear it. f -i.v T no more of the
rnvnh that night, h u i was punctual in
W AY-BILLS eonetantlv on hind and Tor done, wnom curios.,y o». to.., ’ . '. ..
•ale at the Office of the South. Bam.gr. inters of the washing of the lion* nt the Tow- my attendance tho next evening al the same
wit- nndoiibt' div » mailer of difficulty, for th
descent was n long one, nnd a living body
must -ink very rapidly to avoid suffocation be-
fort: it rcnelied the nether air; but, when
there, she said, the lungs soon beeatne habit
uated to hrentho it. Sim instanced herself,
who rmiltl breathe both atmospheres, which
wns net possible, if llm lower one required a
u cub ir set of organs to inhale il. All llmt
was necessary, she seal, was to exclude the
air as much a- possible from tho lungs, hold
the breath, and if a person was carried down
with velocity, there was no danger; nnd she
offered, if I chose lo risk the experiment, to
he my guide und propeller. And then she re
newed Iter enchanting description of the cen
tral piirnd'so, where nothing dies, where plea
sure uevf r tires, nnd novelty is ever eew :
Where love is liberty, and nature law.
die even evpn'oiieit on ri.e delights nflhe jour
ney itself, the luxurious delirium of tlm rapid
whiil, llm sights beheld in tho passage, the
glittering treasures of the deep, tho vegetable
wonders of the marine world, and the tribes of
trioos nod harmeless beings thnt sporl upon
tho coniines of the two regions. I have oficn
hough' of this conversation when voor daugh
ter, Alois Greenfinch, has been playing and
uigieg that pretty air —
r.'lhiw air nnd we will go
Where the rocks of coral grow.&e.’’
“ '! he Alermnid’s song ?"
“ The same. I had nn great stomach to
make Ihn trial, however; having n good nin
ny unsettled nn omits, I d’d not like lo tin the
-? Kentucky Sportsman.—We givo thru
week another extract from Mr. Paulding’s
Westward Ho ! presenting a faithful sketch of
a liaekwoodsman, of the olden time. Busb-
li Id the hero of our tale, is represented na
“ nurtured among llto mountains of bis nslive
Stum, freo ns llm nir bo hlenthed—he grew up
"ill and straight, nnd linrdy ns the trees oftliu
primeval forest, whero ho passed most of (ti*
■into in hunting und rural sports of danger and
eoterprize. Ila could neither read nor write,
yet Im was not ignorant or vulgar: and his
Icehogs, hy somo strnngn freak of nature, or
'omlmiiiiion of circumstances, pat look of the
character of a gentleman in mure ways limit
re my creditors.
he idea of being reported felo de sc ; so 1
civil!v declined the journey.”
“ Pray go on; what was the result of die
adventure ? 1 am in a fever In hear."
“ AA'e grew very gaud friends. The sea-la
dy sung me several must captivating songs ;
one, in particular, was so exquisite, th it I
thought I should never forget, either words or
music ; hut I rem- ntlier neither. AA’e moved
along quite round the island, ! walking on the
margin of the sen-«hore, she gracefully gliding
through the liquid muss as if by n mere act of
v diliOu, fur she seemed lo make no exertion
—and her tail—I thought studiously, was
kept out of view ; yon cannot imagine a more
picluicsquc .Hid beautiful object than she ap
peared. VA'tiere the water was deeper near
shore, she sometimes approached closer to
me, but appareutly, always recollected herself
In his person,Bushfield was one of those rnro
spoeiiiH'iis of men, the united product of pure
air, wholesome exercise, warlike habits, and
perfect freedom of body nnd mind. He was
upwards of six feel high, perfectly straight,
and without an ounce of superfluous flesh in
liis wholu ' ompnsition. There wns a singu-
ense, one might nlmost call it gracefulness
III his rnrri.ige, and Ills dress, which consisted
"fa buckskin hunting shirt, a raccoon skin
cap nnd leggins, was highly picturesque.—
There was nothing vulgar or dowdy in his ap
pearance nr address, which wns that of a man
who believed himself equal to Ins fellow men
in nny circumstances or situation thnt called
for 1I10 exercise of manly vigor or enterprise.
A Vic York l.if: and Times.
" AVltoop!” exclaimed a voice without,
"hit'll they nil recognised ns that of Bushfield.
” Omne in, come in,” said the colonel.
“Como in! why aim I in?” exclaimed he,
as ho entered in 11 great flurry, and seated
himself. “ What 11 race I’ve had. I’ll he
guy blamed if I liav’nt heen trying to catch
• bis squirril—a fair eltnse, and no favors asked.
There wo were at rip and luck, up ono treo
nnd down another, He led me n dance nil
1I10 wuv from kingdom come till I got juit hy
die Village here, and whnt do you think ? I
hnd lo shoot the trifling crater nftcr nil, |Io
upon the highest tree prehnps you ever
Hid see : so I let him havo it, just for being
“ An excellent shot,” said Iho colonel
“you’ve hit him in the eye, I see.”
“ Oh no, it isn’t, hut ! wns mad; no, no,
it's a disgraceful shot—what I call a full hue-
t fellows who Ulchcrrv below a persimmon; for when! want
I did not r I- | the skin of ono of these fellers, I always shoot
| 1 tertle before liis nose, ami then the wind of
j rite hall takes the vnriiiiils breath clean away,
and Hunt hurt the fur.”
“ You must have had somo practice,” said
“ I’ll be goy blamed ifyou wnuld’nt think so,
if vou only knew me as 7/ell as I knew my old
“ I should I iho to go out with you ono of
these limes, if there is good sport in your purl
of tho world.” r
“ I ilont know what sjott call good sport,”
cried Ritshficld, who had now got on his bob*
by, “ but I partly conceit if you had been with
mo one day last fall you’d have thought so. I
saw a deer and its fawn across a creek lha
other side nf the mountain, and I was’nt alto,
gother slow in lettin fly, I tell you. The ball
ranged them both. I had to wado through iho