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fc4 L#ITTJLE jimp
The cottage was a thatched one, the outside old
Yet everything within that cot was won’drous
neat and clean ;
The night was dark and stormy, the wind was
A patient mother watched by the death-bed of
A little worn-out creature—his once bright eyes
grown dim ;
It was the collier's wife and child—they called
him “Little Jim,”
And oh! to sec the briny tears fast hurrying
down her cheek.
As 6he offered up a prayer in thought—she was
afraid to speak.
Lest she might ’waken one she loved far better
than her life,
For she had all a mother’s heart, had that poor
With bands uplifted, see! she kneels beside tiie
And prays that He will spare her boy, and take
She* gets her answer from the child —soft fall
these words from him :
“ Mother, the angels do so smile, and beckon Lit
tle Jim ;
I have no pftia, dear mother, ndW, but oh, I am
Jnst moisten poor Jim’s lips again, and, mother,
don’t ye crv.”
With gentle, trembling haste she held a teacup to
his lips ;
lie smiled to thank her Ashe took three little tiny
“Tell father, when he Comes from work, I said
good night to him ;
And mother, now I’ll go to sleep.” Alas I poor
She saw that he was dying--that the child she
loved so dear
Had uttered the last words that she might ever
The cottage door is opened - the collier’s step is
Thft father and the mother meet, but neither
speak a word—
lie felt that all was over—he knew his child was
He took the candle in his bond and walked to
ward the bod |
His quivering lipt* gave token of the grief he’d
And S*€! bis wife has joined him—the stricken
With hearis bowed down with sadness, they hum
bly ask of Him
In heaven once more to meet again th«ir own
poor Little Jim.
Marrying a Convict.
I had served for twenty-five years on
board the East Indiamaii, and for the
last ten years had commanded on the
Belle, one of the finest crafts that over
tt..nioA T was an old sea dog, and had
dwelt so long on salt water that 1 telt
nlinot A batroj Cor tllo lillid
On the 20th of October, 1824, I re
ceived orders to put myself in readiness
to sail for Cayenne. 1 w- sto transport
seventy five soldiers arid a convict. I
had orders to treat this individual well,
and the letter I received from the Direc
tory enclosed another, with a Doge rea
seal, which I was not to open until be
tween 21 and 28 degrees west longitude;
that is, just before we were about to
Cro s the line.
The letter was a long packet, so en
closed on every side that i( was impossi
ble to catch the slightest glimpse of its
contents. I am not naturally supersti
tious, but there was Homething in the
took of the letter that I did not altogeth
er like, though I could (five no reason
why. However, I carried it into the cab
in, and stuck it nnder the glass of a lit
tle old shabby English clock, when who
should come into my cabin but the con
vict and bis wife! This was the first
time I bad seen either of them, and I may
say that a more prepossessing conple I
never met. The woman was scarcely
fifteen, and as handsome as a picture:
while the husband was an intelligent,
magnificent formed man, on wh se fea
tures nature bad never written “vil
His crime, to be plain, irai the misfor
tune of being a bundled years ahead of
bis age. He and others had attempted
something which the government called
treason, and which it punished with
death. It, therefore, occasioned me con
siderable wonder that be shonld be plac
ed under my charge. But more of this
He had, as I snkl, his wife hanging on
his arm. She was as merry as a bird;
she looked like a turtle dove, cooing and
nestling beneath his great wing.
Before a month had passed over our
heads I looked upon them as my own
children. Every morning I used to call
them into my cabin. The young fellow
would sit writing at my table, that is to
say, at my chest, which was my bed. He
would often help me at my reckoning,
and soon learned to do better than I
could. I was amazed at his ability His
young wife wonld sit upon one of the
round stools in my cabin, working at her
One day we were sitting in this way,
when I said:
“Do you know, my young ones, as it
setms to me, we make a very pretty fam
ily picture? Mind, I don’t mean to ask
questions, bnt maybe you have uot much
money to spare, and you are, both of
yon, as I think too handsome to dig in
the burning sun of Cayenne, like many a
poor wretch before you. It's a bad coun
try—a bad country, take my word for it.
I, who have roughed it through tempest,
wind and sunshine, till I’ve the skin of a
rhinocerous, might get along there; bnt
you—l’m afraid for you So, if yon should
chance to have a bit of friendship for your
poor old Captain, I’ll' tell you what I’ll
do. I’ll get rid of this old brig; she is
not mueb better than an old tub, after
all; so I’U settle myself down there with
you, if you like. You see I have not a
living soul in the world to care for, or
that cares for me. I want relations, I
want a borne, I want a family, I should
like to make my home with you, my pret
ty yonng ones! What say ye?”
They said nothing at all, but sat look
ing, first at each other and then at me,
as if they doubted whether they under
stood what I said.
At last the little bird threw her arms
around my neck, and cried like a baby.
“But,” ' said she, suddenly pausing,
HERE SHALL THE PRESS THE PEOPLE’S RIGHTS MAINTAIN, UN A WED BY 1 YEAR AND WttfißlßgD BY GAIN,
you haven’t looked at the letter with
the big red seal!”
“Hang it!” I exclaimed, “it had slip
ped my mind entirely.”
With a cold, dreadful sensation, I went
to my chest to see where we were. I
found that we had several days remain
ing before we should teach the proper
longitude for opening the letter,
Well, there we stood, all three of in,
looking up at the letter as if it could have
spoken to us As it happened, the sUn
Was shiniug full upon the face of the
clock-case, and full tlpoh the great stat
ing red seal of the lett r. I could not
help fancying it looked something like a
monster, an agre’s face, grinning from
the middle of the fire; it looked horrid.
“Could not only fancy,” said I, to
make them lattgh, “its great big eyes
were staring out of its head.”
“Ah, my love,” said the wife, "it looks
“Pooh, pooh!” said her husband, tak
ing hei arm under his, "it looks like a
letter of invitation to a wedding Come,
come, leave the letter alone if it troubles
you. Let’s go to our room and prepare
And off they went. They Went Upon
deck and left mo with that beast of a
lettei I remember that I kept looking
at it as I smoked my pipe; it seemed to
fix its great eye upon mine, fascinating
me like the eye of a serpent. It was red,
wide, raw, staring like the rna\v* of a
fierce wolf. I took my great cloak and
hung it over both clock and letter, and
went upon deck to finish fn.y pipe.
We were now in the vicinity of Cape
do Verde Islands—the Belle was running
before a fair wind at the rate of ten knots
an hour. It was a splendid tropical night
—the stars large and shining; the moon
rising above the horizon as la ge as a
sun of silver, the line ofocean parting it,
and a long stream of bare, shimmering
light falling upon the waves, which, as
they broke, sparkled like jewels. I sat
upon the deck, smoking my pipe and
looking at them..
All was still except the bootfall of the
officer of the watch as he paced the deck,
gazing, as 1 was, upon the vessel, steal
ing over the silent waters.
I love silence and order—l hate noise
and confusion. The lights should all have
been extinguished by this time, out when
I looked upon the deck 1 thought 1 saw
a little red line of light beneath my feet.
At another time and place this would
have made me angry; but knowing the
light came from the cabin of rny little
deportes, I determined to sen what they
I had only t., t„„L 4»wn—l could sec
into the cabin from the skylight.
The young girl was upon her knees;
she was saying her prayers A lamp
swing ng from the ceiling lighted her
room. She had on a long white night
dress, and her fair, golden hair floated
over her shoulders, and almost touched
two little bar-: feet which were peeping
under her white dress, Iso pretty. I
turned away; but pshaw?said I, I am an
old sailor! What matters it? So I stayed.
The husband was sitting upon a little
trunk, with his head resting upon his
hands, looking at her as she prayed. She
raised her face to heaven, and then I
saw her large blue eyes filled with tears.
She looked like a Magdalene. As she
rose, he said:
"Ah, my sweet Laurette, as we ap
proach America I cannot help being anx
ious—l do not know why—but I feel
that this voyage has been the happiest
part of our lives.”
"So it seems to me,” she answered. “I
wish it could last forever ”
Suddenly clasping his hands in a
transport of love and affection, he said:
“And yet, my little angel, 1 see you
cry when you say your prayers, and that
I cannot stand, for I know what causes
it; then I fear you must repent what you
"Repent,” she said, in a sad, rebuking
tone. "Repent of having come with youl
Do yon think because I have been yours
only such a very, very short time, that I
should not love you? Was I not your
wife? H w can you be sorry that I
should be with yott, to live' with you if
you live, and to die with you if you are
The young man began to sigh, strik
ing the floor impati ntly with his feet,
while he kissed repeatedly the little
hand and arm which she was holding
“Ah, Laurette, Laurette! when I think
if our marriage had only been delayed
five days, only five days, thet then I
shonld have been arrested and transport
ed alone, I cannot forgive myself”
At this the little one stretched out her
round white arms, clasping his head,
pressed his forehead, his hair, his eyes,
smiling like a efierun, and murmuring all
sorts of woman’s fond things. I was
quite affected, and considered it one of
the prettiest things I had ever witness
"And besides, we afe so Very rich,
tool” said she, bursting out laughing.
Look at my purse—one gold lonia d’or—
all my worldly wealth.”
He began to laugh, too.
“Yes, dear, I have spent my last half
crown. I gave it to the fellow who car
ried our trunks aboard.”
“Ah, poor!” cried she, "what matters
it? Nobody so merry as those who have
nothing at all; besides, I have my two
diamond rings that my mother gave me;
they are good for something all the world
over; we can sell them when you like;
and besides, I am sure that the Captain
meant kindly by us, and I suspect that
he knows very well what is in the letter.
It’s a recomm ndation to the Governor of
‘Perhaps so. Who knows?’
‘To he sure it is,’ continued the charm
ing little wife. "You are so good I am
sure the government banished von only
for a short time—l know they have no
feeling against yon.”
It was High t’ime that the light shonld
be stricken out, and I now rapped on the
deck and called to them to do so.
They instantly obeyed, and I hoard
them laughing, chattering like two inno
cent school fellows. •
QUITMAN, GEO., JULY 20, 1807.
Otic morning when I aWoke I was sur
prised not to feel the slightest motion of
the Vessel. Hurrying on deck I found
we were becalmed. Latitude, one de
gree north; longitude, between 2t and
22 degrees west
I waited until night, when I descend
ed into the cabin and opened tile letter
with a dull, awful feeling. I held my
breath While 1 broke the big red seal,
"Captain Fontainbleau:—The convict,
Antoine Hindselear, stands convicted of
high treason against the Republic. The
Directory order that ho be shot in mid
ocean. and you are ItercDy instructed to
see that these orders are carried into ef
I Vettd the letter backwards and for
wards, 1 went on deck. There they
were, she looking upon the ocean, and
lie gazing at her with an expression of
unutterable fondness. Catching his eye
I signed for hint to come into the cabin,
and, bidding bet' good bye, be Came
doWn, his face all smiles.
I was bathed in a Cold sweat; I felt as
if deadly sick; 1 handed him the letter,
and he read it, together with tlm death
warrant, wliiah Was drawn up in due
form, and attached, I gathered Voice as
Ife Colored slightly and bowed,
"1 ask nothing, captain I 1 ’ he Said, in
the same gentle voice that always char
acterized his speech j "no man can be ex
pectod to swerve from his duty. I only
wish to speak a few words to Laurette,
and to entreat you to take care of her, if
she should survive—But 1 hardly think
she will survive it”
lie took my hand and pressed it.
"Most kind captain, I seo you suffer
more in this business than I do—but
there is no help for it.. 1 trust you will
preserve what little property of mine is
left, for her sake, and that you will take
care she gets what her poor old mother
may leave her. I put her life, her honor
In your hands. She is (and hero how
fondly low his voico became) a delicate
creature —Iter chest is often affected; site
mußtkeep it warm; and if she could keep
the two diamond rings her mother gave
her, I would be glad; but, of course, if
money is needed, they must go. My poor
Laurette—how pretty she looks.”
It Was getting too much for me; and I
began to knit my blow.
‘One word is as good an « thousand,’
said I, ‘Wo tvVo understand each other.
Go to her.’
I squeezed his hand; he looked Wist
fully at toe, and I added: 'Stay a moment;
let me give you a word of advice. Don’t
say a word to her, be easy; that i* my
bus ness, It shall bo matiag and in the
‘Ah!’ said he, ‘I did not understand;
yes, much better. Besides, this leave
taking! this leave taking)’
‘Yes,’ said I, ‘don’t behave like a child
—much better. No leave-taking, if you
can help it, or you are lost.’
I kept my seat, I saw them walking
arm in arm upon the deck for about half
an hour. Ica led the mate to me, and
when he had read the letter, I said:
‘Garlcy, this is bad business—bad bus
iness, I put it in your hands. I obey the
orders, but remain in the cabin till it is
‘How do you wish the thing done?’ he
asked in a nonchalant manuer.
‘Take him out in a boat—out of sight;
do it as quick as possible; don’t say any
thing of this till the time comes.’
Garley sat five minutes looking at me
without saying a word. He was a
strange fellow. I didn’t know what to
make of him. lie then wont out ol the
cabin without saying a word.
Night came at last. ‘Man a boat; go
quarter of a mile; be quick.’
To obey a slip of paperl for it was but
a slip of paper after ail. Something in
the very air must have urged me on. I
saw the young man kneel down before
his Laurette; kiss her knees! her feet! her
gown! I cried out like a madman:
‘Part them! part them this instant!
Part them—curse the Republic-curse
the Directory—the Directors! I quit the
seivice! curse the lawyers! You may
tell them if you will!’
She was dragged into her berth, and
the boat rowed away into the darkness
Some time after a dull vclley came
over the sea to the vessel. It was all
Fool, madman; how I paced the deck
and cursed myself. All night long I
paced back arid forth, and all night long
I heard the mourning of the poor atrickou
Often I halted, and was tempted to
throw myself into the sea, and so end
this horrid torture of my brain and
Days passed, and I saw nothing of
Laurette. I would not see her. She a
roided me. and I was glad o it. I could
not bear the sight of her woe-stricken
The mate, Garley, how I hated him!
He was as cool and unconcerned as
though he had no remembrance of shoot
ing the poor wretch.
At Cayenne I resigned my ship. Going
to the city, I made all my arrangements,
and took the steamer for New Fork. I
placed ample funds in the hands of a
trusty friend, and told him to send Lau
retta to me at the end of six months I
could not see her until her grief had lost
Weary, sick, and careless of my life, I
wandered off into York State, and final
ly bought a little place, where I hoped I
should lay down and aid.
I sent lor Laurette. Poor bird, I must
see her. I could wait no longer
One summer night I sal in the porch
of my house, smoking my pipe, ami gaz
tug down tiie read. Soon the rumble
of wheels were heard, and the stage
The next moment a pair of soft arms
were around my neck, and the head of
my sobbing Laurette was on my bosom.
‘Oh! you dear, excellent captain—’
'Heavens! who is that behind you?’
There stood the fine manly form of An
toine Hindselear, the convict.
’What does this mean?’ I demanded,
I hard'y knowing whether I was dreaming
1 or not
‘Arc you glad to seo me?’
‘Thank God! thank God!’ was all I
I understood it all. The Itlatc Harley
had read my heart better than I did my
self After leaving the brig in the boat
he nr Hinged the Whole affair. The volley
was fired, but no bullet touched Antoine
11 indsclear. He was smuggled into his
berth again, and took care to avoid my
sight. The whole crew w‘el'o lii the plot,
and, thank God, 1 was duped.
I sent Galley a thousand dollars as a
I am non 1 an old man | but t am hap
py. My Children and my grandchildren
(for I Call tlletrt nothing else) seem to
think old Cuptnin Bontaiubleau is not
such a w.ctcii after all.
From the Atlanta IntelligefidCf.
Letter from Ex-Governor Ilersclie!
Messrs. John G. Westmoreland, James
Alexander, James t’. Hambleton, T.
T. Smith, Eli J. Hulsey, Thomas G.
Howard, R. M. Brown, R. A. Alston,
Thus. F Lowe, Thomas Kile, Amos
Fox, L. J. Winn, and Henry S. Onuc,
Committee, &c., Atlanta, Ga :
Gkn-tlemin : I have the honor to ac
knowledge the receipt of your letter of
the 3d instant, in which in reply to mine
of the 29th ultimo, expressing my aver
sion to the publiation of rny "views on
the duties of the hour,” you insist that .1
shall iccotisider the ground of such aver
sion and express you conviction that
great good must inevitably flow from it.
In deference to your opinions, and being
moved by Voiir strong appeal, predica
ted upon the fact that I have, in times
paat, “been honored by the highest con
fidence of the people of Georgia,” and
that therefore, “now in this severest hour
of ottr distress, * * * *
they have the right to ask” my opinions
1 have determined to forego my own re
luctance and comply with yonr request.
T 1 o whites in Georgia, are largely in
the ascendant, and if they would be firm
and united they could defeat the nefa
rious scheme for their ruin and hutnilia
tion. Bn,, the tempter is in tfUf midst
seeking to divide the people, and thus to
induce them to take the fearful leap into
the yawning gulf. We are advised to
accept the Sherman Bill, or Congress will
adopt a more grinding measure, and
an.m, thousands of the timid are ready
to offer their arms to receive the fetters;
to accept it, or Congress will confiscate
on r property, and anon thousands, who
love money more than free government,
are willing to bend their necks to the ig
numinous yoke ) to accept it, or wo will
not beallow ed representation in Congress
and anon, office mongers are ready to
drink the hemlock, I do not force
these appeals to our fears,
Congress will adopt a more grinding
measure ? What more can that Usurp
ing conclave do ? Has it "dot already
broken down all the constitutional safe
guards for the protection of property,
life and liberty ? Have they not obliter
ated the sovereignty of the States? Have
they not destroyed the federative feature
of our government ?—its character of'
compact between 00-eqnal States, and
converted it into an unlimited and irres
ponsible despotism 7
Let us glance at the provisions of the
Sherman programme of reconstruction.
It authorizes the suspens on of the privi
lege of the writ of habeas corpus, in the
midst of profound peace. It cloth-s the
military commanders, in their respective
districts with unlimited judicial powers
in the face of the Constitution, Which
declares "that the judicial powers of the
United btntes shall bn vested in one Su
perior Court and such inferior courts as
Congress may from to time, ordain arid
establish.” It authorizes the denial of
the "right of a speedy and public trial
by an impartial jury,” by investing the
military commander with power to or
ganize military courts for the trial of
fenders. It authorizes anj’ civilian, in
the ten proscribed States, to bo held to
answer for crime upon a mere military
order, in direct contravention of the ex
press language of the Constitution. It
authorizes searches, seizures and arrests
without wairant or sworn accusation,
whereas, the Constitution declares “the
right of the people to lie secure in their
person, papers and effects against Un
warrantable searches and seizures shall
not be violated, and no warrant shall is
sue, but upon probable cause, supported
Oy oath or affirmation, atid particularly
describing tiie place to be searched and
the peison or things to be seized.'’ It
authorizes the abrogation of ail legal pro
cess and substitutes in its Stead the ir
responsible otder of the military com
mander ; where,.s the Constitution de
clares that "no person shall be deprived
of life, liberty or property Without due
process of law.” It abrogates, in ten
States their governments, republican in
form, and the establish . ent therein of
military despotisms, although the Consti
tion declares that "the United States
shall guarantee to every Ststc in the
Union, a Republican fotn of government
It subvene the soverignty of the
people of the States, and denies their
reserved rights although the Con
stitution provides that “the powers not
delegated to the United States by the
Constitution nor prohibited hy it to thr
States, are reserved to the S ates res pec- j
tively or tojthe people.” It proceeds Upon
the as umption that Congress is su, rome j
—the Executive a nobility and the judi
ciary "a cose of wax,” and that the sev-1
eral States or the people thereof aro en-1
titled to such rights only as Con-1
gloss may permit. It Assumes to con
tor State citizenship, and prescribes who
shall exercise the elective franchise ;
whereas the Constitution clothes Con
gress with power only to pass "uniform
naturalization laws.” It disfranchises
thousands of the best citizens of the South
as a penalty for participating in, what
Congress is pleased to term, "the rebel
lion.” It assumes their guilt without
the right of a "publiti and speedy trial
by an impartial jury,” in defiance of the
maxim that “every man is presumed to
bo innocunt until legally convicted ;”
and provides the punishment after tlio
commission of the alkdgotl crime, tlefa- .
[53.00 per Annum.
pile the] constitutional inlmbitinii a
gainst Hit! passage of "vPsnxt facto” laWs
If Cmigi'bss had taxed its ingenuity,, to
see how many and what grievohri inlVac
tions of the" Constitution it cotlltl com
press ill the fewest Words they could have
originated milking fifb'rb successful or
nefarious than the proposed scheme of
reccUiStruction. They have otltl'tiged
every principle of Mar/nit (iharta. Like
Aaron's r and, they have swallowed the
Executive and Judiciary Departments,
and erected the most odious f,U rn of des
potism upon the ruins of a wise, benifi
cent, and nicety balanced representa
tive republic. Now. suppose we do not
accept t eif-ilierman Bill, its \Ctl are sweet
ly RtlVisod to do lest Congress should
adopt a more rigorotts measure, what
more rigorous can human wickedness
devise ? It is threatened that they will
add confiscation. That will be utterly
imposible, if they attempt it under the
forms of law. They may plunder ; they
may rob; they may spoliate by military
power; but every man of common SCi/fte
knows, and Judge Chase bus So decided
that property cunnot be legally confisca
ted until after trial and conviction, and
lie will be eoinpefted to deckle, whenever
the quostioh shall Mb tfttfde, that arty act
of Congress fol‘ that purpose will he tin
constitutional because "Ca: post facto.” —
But suppose tile worst—that Congress
shall attempt to confiscate whom will it
hin t? It will hurt mdy those who have
property, and who are not willing to hold
on to their perishing treasure at the price
of honor and freedom. To such property
iH dust when weighed in the balance
with constitutional liberty, [little prop
erty is left to the true men of the South
Ac a general remark, such men have
emerged from the war with nothing left
but poverty and patriotism. There are
those who were blatant for secession in
the begiuing, who denounced speculation
and speculators whilst they enriched
themselves by speculation and Who are
now willing “to bend the supple hinges of
the knee that thrift may follow fawning.”
They may have something to fbSc by
confiscation ; Und if they can sti+p it by
recreancy to their homes and hearth
stones by abandoning those whom they
led into secession, by becoming false to
their face, and by playing the part of
pall bearers at the funeral of the Consti
tution, be it so. Verily they will tcap
their retribution in the execrations of
mankind. But generally the true men
of the South have little to confiscate, flhd
that little they use willing to surrender,
if need be, as a holocaust upon thesmok
ittg altar of their country.
To tiie suggestion that if we tfo notac
ccpt the proposed scheme of reconstruc
tion we Khali not he allowed representa
tion in Congress, I am, if possible more
indifferent. Who cares for such repre
sentation as will ho foisted Upon the peo
ple under its operation ? They will be
representatives in name, but rnisrepre
sentatives in fact. Much as I deprecate
military government it is far Preferable
to such a government as will probably
bo inaugurated under the Sherman pro
Entertaining these vi tvs, I never will
approve, consent to, or accept the pois
oned chalice offered to our lips, ttttf Will
I advise my fellow citizens to do so. If
permitted to vote in view of the turn of
events, I should register and I hope
every man in Georgia who can will do Bo
with the view of defeating the scheme
for our degradation and the overthrow of
It cannot fail to strike the mind of
every reflecting man, that the consent of
the people to the proposed plan of recon
struction is dosired by the dominant par
ty ; for having obtained our consent
they will insist that whatever is irregu
lar is thereby cured, that whatever is
unconstitutional is thereby waived and
they absolved fl'orn their sins. Then the
-'oor of redress, in every form will have
been forever closed. Then all future re
mount race will be vain atid its voice si
lence by the retort upon us, that we con
seuted to the scheme, and that the State
Government and Constitution, organized
iu ptirsuahee of it are, in truth ad act,
the Government and Constitution adop
ted by the people. Let us never consent
but having the power, let us see to It
that we reject it. This we can do only
! y registration arid voting against the
Many g iod men are embarrassed by
the idea that the fact of registration im
plies consent and will bind them to a
bide the action of the convention. There
would be force in this, were it not that
the Constitution to he formed by the pro
posed convention is to be submitted to
the people for ratification which clearly
shows tfiat tlx- mere fact of registering
does uot carry with it such consent but
that it depends entirely upon tbs fe.tifi
cation of the Constitnti n. Registra
tion therefore, is a necessary step for
every citizen to take in order to put trim
seif in position to C nsent to or dissent
from the ac ion of the convention.
On the other hand, if those opposed to
the scheme refuses to register, is it not
plain that they put themselves", their
children, and the interest of the State,
at the mercy ofthe Radicals ? For, hy
so doing, they can vote against neither
tiie Convention nor the ratifiem ion ofthe
Constitution which it shall frame. Are
they willing to this ? Will not the Rad
icals construe their refusal into an ex
pression of willingness to abide th<* ac
tion of those who do register ? “Silence
gives Consent,’' they will say, and ottr
future remonstrances, will be met by
this potent old maxim. Th refore, let
all register and wield their ballot to save
llte State from utter ruin and degradation
This is the club of Hercules, by "”hich
we can, it un ted and true to ourselves,
crush this horrid Hydra that basks in
and fattens ttpotj the slime ofthe Ltrne
an lake of Radical corruption.
We ate in a great struggle tor the
right of self-government, which our fore
fathers intended te secure, forever, to (he
people of tl»u several States We are
asked to consent ; na}-, it is sought to
compel us, hy app als to our fears, to
consent to a fundamental change in on
system of Government—a change which
niULt prove fatal. If wo cutment ofli
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For OnllOunfeirlg featftMfttfc, iff? tiftce, SIO.OO
rnin is inevitable ; wc can lie bul ruined
if we refuse. 1 proser he latter horn of
the dilbmina. We are afloat noon a storm,
tossed Pil'd j Ift t!ie darkness and fury of
the tempest ive have but one plunk—tbel
Constitution, Let us cling to that, atl J
if submerged, let (id go down graSping
it with the desperate ener, y ts death.
Property fmd life are nothing without
good government. We bequath to our
posterity a heritage of woe, if we sur
render them to the mercies of despotism.
W <■ cannot say wliut changed Congrer.rf
now in Session, may make, but it is not
to b.> expected that they will ameliorate
pending issues. From the temper which
seems to characterize their deliberations
they will probably extract frofhi the cup
every little ingredient that tendsto mil
gate its bitternosd itlol ,it, quire us tt
drink its poison Undiluted. It seems to bn
their purpose to cloth.; lie military cum
maudefS ill the several divisions with
unlimited powers. This should intensi-'
f'y Ottr opposition ; and if there ho n,
sldmbeniig love of liberty in the North
it should arouse it into activity and sum
iiion them to the rescue. They can, if
they will, save liberty; we cannot with
out their cn-operation. Our oppressors
pnt chains upon us, if they will, seeing
us impotent and prostrate at their feet,
but let us consent to' ft never. Wc air
overpowered, but not Conquered. They
can rob ns of freedom, but let us never
ngrec to be slaves’. TllUf may over
throw constitutional liberty ; but let in
never embrace their despotism.
I despair of redreftW by executive ini
tefposition. The president is powerless,
I despair of redress by any appeal to the
Supreme Court. That tribunal is not.
equal to the occasion. It I lows to tlm
black surges of Radical fanaticism. My
only hope and that not sanguine, is in ».
possible re-action among the peojble o’s
the North and the Northwest. They wnati
the harmony c'f the Union restored; thev
like us at heart, are attached to the great
rights of self government; they are in t#
passion now, bftt that passion may sub
side in time to save the Constitution, if,
by rejecting the Sherman scheme, we af
ford them an opportunity to rally. When,
freed from its blinding influence, they wilt
see the danger ; for t at power which
will crush us will involve them inconse
quences fatal to all their interests. This
gre it issue must go before them, in their
next elections, ami I desire that it shall
not be closed against us by our consent
to the chains forged for us. If it can bo
fairly present and they (hay say to the am
gry sea, “Thus far shalt thou go and no
farther.” They may cloftiirTe the Augeaw
stable, p'Ufge the statute book, and res-
tore the administration to ifs ancient
Vamtmarkß. It not, nothing %v i\\ he h-ft
on but aequiescfUi'Cc fiitbo «ud nooosoitv
of our condition. Then, and not till thei/
may be itiscri ed Upon the tomb of con
stitutional, Ifbitfty, “lllium suit.”
Let Us he firm, cairn, self-poised ants
united—prepared for every aspect of the
future—-trusting in God as our only 1
wisdom, guide and protection.
I have the honor, gentlemen, to bo
your friend aud fellow-citizen.
Hebschel V. Johnson.
About t irty-five years ago there lived
in the town of fl., a certain Doctor T..
who became very much enamoured of m
beautiful young lady, who resided in tlirl
Hame town. Iu the course of the time#
they were engaged to bo married. TM
doctor was a strong decided Methodist'
They were sitting together one evening
talking of 'heir apprenticing nuptials,
when the doctor remarked:
‘I am thinking, my dear, of two events
which I nball nffmber among the happiest
of my life.’
‘And pray what may that be, doctor/
remarked the lady.
‘The one is ti e hour when I shall calf
you my wife for the first time.’
‘And the other?’
‘lt is when we shall pftsopf a tit first
born for baptism.’
‘Yes, my detff, sp'rirtkling.’
‘Never shall a child of mine bo sprink
‘Every Child of mine Bliall be sprin'
‘They shall be, ha?’
‘Yes, my love.’
‘Well sir, I can tel! yon (Lis, thatyom*
babies won’t be my babies. So good
The lady left the and the doctor
left the house. The sequel to this true
story was the doctor never married, and
the lady is an old maid.
Save your suds for garden plants, or
for garden yards, when sandy.
Wash your tea trays With cold suds,
polish With a little flour, tffltl rub with w
Frozen potatoes will make more starch'
than fresh ores; they will also make nice
A hot shovel held'ovCr Varnished fur
niture will take out the white spots.
A bit of giue dissolved iu skim milK
and water will rCetfffe old crape.
Ribbons of any kind should be washed
in cold soap suds, and not reinsed.
If your fiat irons are rough, rub them
with tine salt, ami it will ffluko them
Stamping Letters.—The Charleston
1 Mercury says :
An old negro rromufr, off Tffesday last
gave a letter to the ink'd ag nt on thft
Carolina train, at :r clfition near Branch
ville, and asked him so send it for her.—»
The agent said tfie fetter must be stamp
ed. The old Woman became indignant,
said the darkips were free and “whar
were do use of free in de c nil ud pussonrf
ts you didn’t free de letters too,” and
finally yelled out "How many stamps be
want, eh ?” The mail agent said "three!'*
Down went the letter and down went
the old Woman's heel. "Dar I Dar 1
Da Ye three stamps, dat enouff, eh ?” SI o
i was in an angry earnest, and the by
! standers were amused accordingly. The'
i agent saw the joke, volunteered to pay
the money stamp, and thus doiitly
stamped, the letter was sent to its ct 6*
: tin alien.