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B HASpiIRpT"Jf IBVIXO.
The happiest hud of our spring, and one ilia'
r ml ire Eurnp-an lark in my estimation, is
B 'incoln r Bobolink, a he ts commonly called.
II arm at ihl choice portion of our year which,
in that Hiif!id-, answers 10 ie description of ihe
rn n'h f May. o wfti n given bv 'lie p.Qf's.
air i ;.f j r afoot the ntul'i't; M'V.and hint
nearly ihe nii-l;j!- n! J .'-. Eaiji-T ihan 'his
iivor h npl 10 return i traces, sad m blight
ihe opt nil j bsautire nl liar Wear ; J.nd Use hn
l.t-, b-e 11 the pmel-ii.p t o imfo-jr area di6.l jug
hi afa ol the ppmmrr. fin HI tin- g mat isleryal, .
;i.itur is in all her freshm aa and Irsgrewee : the ,
mine are river' and gone, the flower' pfj ar u; n
liar -mnh. tkm I'ine of the singing I
;.iij I ha voice uf ihe turtle i d in i
The liees arc now in lhir lulles' ri-' J j
l.iit)tesl reroute, ihe wood- are wM
r'wst.ered flow, rs of tite laurel j ipe a?r i- p- r!M)"d j
iri the sweet brier and the wild Kmc ;
fiiii.dowi are enameled with c'overed hl'.ssorn-;
vhi'e the oung apple the peach, and the plum,
r'ti to sweli, and the cherry to glow r,;org ih- ,
j.;r..i tcu,V' . " t
This i the chosen sea ion of rrvc-try of the Bbo- j
l.nk. lie comes amidst ibe pomp anU fragrance ,
ft the rc.-.snn : his life si-ems all aeiisilulny nml ,
oio.mrni. a!! sonn and sunshine. He is U be
f. und in ijit- soft bosoms of the freshest and sweeiest
jneadows, and is must in song when the e lover is
fH bbfsom. lie perches on the topmost twig npi
rree, or on some long flaunting weed, and he ris ?
mvI sinks wifh ihe tm ze, pours forth a amriifpMi
l rich, tinkling notes ! crowding one np -.ii"ljii r.
like tlm outpoti'r'iiig melody id 'be -vi.;b-.k, azej
possessing the smih' rnp ur.us ;harat;lr. J'.iwe
rtist'i he mtcisrsj J'roni ihe stiriiin.I 0 tree. In gins
i is Kuiig as ncn as he gi ts upon the w iig, and
liti t is tremul' tivy down loeanh, as if iivercotw
wi b rstasy ..t iiis own rhimic. S"nietimes be h
hi nurnui! of h's pr.iawiur : nlwavs in full soi.m.
3 ll lC V.i.UU w III lilT 1V HIS melmlv
iih the bame npjieuranc. ol intuxiraij
ml di liffKl
UI all the biiua ol our groyis and mt aa)'.r, Ibe
IJfe.!iak svaa imienvy of my boyhood. Ilecrossi-d
r- . : -, - 3 . ' . , ,
ny pmj) in the sweetrst weather, and the sweetest j
ol ihe year, when all n'ure call, u lo the
field, and the ruinl feeling throbbed in every j
Imisohi ; but when I, luckless urphin? was dopjneil ;
n. be mewid up, during tjie" (faelsmg day, in that j
puriratory of boyhood, a school-room, it seemed
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as if the little varli mock d at me, ns he flew up
;n fuU son it, and sojgW to taunt me with 3 (
bappirr let. )h, how i env'.ed him! No lessons,
i o task, nu n-itelul school ; nothing but holiday
frolic, green fields and fine weather. Had I been
then more versed in poetrv, f might have addressed ;
rw .. .
nysoit toiiim mine worusoi uog.ntotnecucKoo:
' Sweet bird ! thy BOW) r is ivcr green,
1 by nky is ever clear;
Tboit Ins no sorrow in lhy song.
Nj -.viniir iii thy ytar.
ph! cub I fly. I'd fi wiih thee,
We'd make one joyful v. inp,
Our a il tin 1 vn.il round tbc (rlobe.
Companions of tbc spring!'
Further observation und experience have given
loe aditfcrtlli id! of this llttlo iVal'.ered vnluivn.
,ir, which I will venture to impart for Vh benefil i
of my school-boy readers, w ho may regard him j
with ihe same unqualified nvy and admirnation
which I unco indulged. I have shown bun only
is I saw him at firsf, in what F mny call the poeti
cal part of bis career, when he in a manner devo
It d himself to elegant pursuits and enjoy men Ik,
-Hid was a bird ol muaic and song, and tas'e. nnd
nsjoilny ami refinement. While this lasted h
was mcred from injury; the very school boy
would not (lu. a stone at fiim.and the merest rus
tic would pius' io liitcn to bis strain. But
mark the difference. As the year advances, as the
plover blossoms disappear, and spring laes in'o
anmnsrr, be grailu illy pjiyes up his elegant tas'es
.mu habits, dtiffs Ui poet tea J s.ipof black, asanrnea
m romet, dusty g irb. and .sinks In ihe gross enjoV
ium ol ci.ntmoii ulgar birds. Hi, note? no 1. n
Iter viliraii on the ear; he is sti-diing bimaelf wnh
phs tc ds of the Ull weeds on wliich he lately swung
M'idihnntfti so m lodiousIy. lie has b come a
4 bou vivant,' a 1 goiirmond ; with him now there
fioijiiny iike tiie 'joys of the table.' lira litlle
while he grows tired of plain, homely fare, and he
fs oif on a gTJroriomical tcur in qmst of fori ign
luxuries. i'e in :;t hear of iim with myriads ol
his kind, banqueting among ihe reeds of ihe Dela
ware, nnd grown corpabnt wnh good feeding.
h is the Reed-biid now, the much sought for tit
b t of Pennsylvania epicures, the rial in unlucky
lame of the ortolan.' Wherever he goes, pop!
pop! pop ! ivory rus y firelock in the country ia
bbizing away, lie sies his companions fall by
thousands around him.
Dues jie fafce warning and reform ? Alas, not
he ! Incorrigible J Again he wings his flight.
The ric : sw rmps of the rfouth in vite iim. lie gorges
himself among ' thctp almos to bursting he can
-c. reel y fly for porpulenpy. Ik- has once more
enarige hi limine und is now the famous llice-bird
f hje C.irui::i: is. Liaf stage of his career, be.
hold him spi ted wi h dozen of his corpulent cum
ianimm, aud served up, n vaunted dish, on the
fahjo of some Southern gas'rnnome.
gucii is :he story of the Bobolink : once spirt,
lual, musici.. admired, Ihe joy of the meadows,
ami the fayor,:e bird ol spring; fin.illy.a gross
;tie sensualist, w ho expiates his sensuality in the
j rder. IJi story contains a moral worthy the
attention uf alj lyttJc birds and Intle boys ; warn
og them to keep to those refined and intelleclua
pursuit, which raised him to so hiuh a nitch nf;..j .lJV'j .r: ,.. ,..j .,!.
. v - . i -
konul.rltV dur:nr the M.-tv iri I.:... t....
: r- J t-a.iy nun oi nis career, hut 1
tJ 'ent.lfiV ;:!! ' tr it.i ,. ,. .. . J.
- A I
, , . v .i: r-x - uissi.in-
eo iiiu ilg nee which lireui'ht ; :;s mistaken lit-l.
, . ,-. . ' ,7. i 7 If . - I
bird to an uniinr-lf end. "
A Sit.m: y.,T is
-nicinii li fin 'ii.iii... -, ,1... II. i.. M I
. .. u ...... . mmmva ll lillill c i.J
put long su.ee, w-.i a country laveiurn swam and
- - " . J orn mmmm ana
i. is ;n it'ti.,t-J. V henever llii: di ilmi'-e on tiie .tao-e
rTv r"mgr j
, ' '.' . a .,L 9 J a Auonis
t u" "JS. ",e eVrS-ic bugs upon !
iiis PUualfv Reef inn -ttn k .k . ... .1
, , , ' :T If .TPr? f!?
,oi hly unners,! j. bu impeded the pro.
gress of the c rr)S uramatique, who at times Wrru
her bacfc a placard that was on hp seat, labelled j
Utaff that ensued was universal, apon which ,
trie alt ct ion at. nur darted dnun . i
1 as. iivj t A IIUMMI I ,
the an, ctionate piir darted down stair's amid
almost deafening cheers of the audience.
j."lc f rur aso tus tajtLApy a?t l fioha .
Oj Q'in Sat.
John, tall apd wJt waa sipping his 'ea,
Wb-n hi laB4lr r-uhr uncivilly free,
AncdSfedj hnn UfiT-'Sir, a man of your metre
Mu-t b-l akriuid think, a vtry large eater P
"May, n,'' rjnoih ifm wag, iis not aa you aay,
wuh me a very lung tc.y .''
Bcfton Pest, Amg. 20.
TSe W npernr nl Awatria his jmounced an ex
hi'.tt..'n o Le held in Vi-ODA, in the yea' 1659.
. -Li '.1" -i - r .... .. ! .
7raTrt",T;rV7 ' "w. Wholly en- j The Trustees, being fully satisfied from their i rare virtue in these degenerate day. )
roaaeg ait h tpe tender passion, the tunica dis- nwn .2rinrn. und from nW smihL. mJ Vak.. U'K,.. ,l.. M, B. JTi. . 1 iiu.i,i.
toward t fn,r 55?. a-;,rnc,eJ CollegeV t?;at thej-'all, Winter and Spring, from j nvmy m the fact that a maj riiy of the N -rtheru
DurinVthc "''.'"T?? kldSWS ?rne- ! the bfaeing influence of the atmosphere Upon the : Democrats vut-d, in Congress, fur the ..Nebraska-
ntrr tmhl rrn?rrSS " Jt?'' -' u"anl uliU ; humaa system, fttu the nmst .avu'r able sea- ' Kansas bill. He bears teatiinouv to the fact," that
5 . j Vr r "'J l? ? P',S,,roo' " w ,c i sons for study, -hasyeadedtie &J&?tns chanrre in j had rhe fate of the bill been left to the decision of
seated beside the bride that was to be. attached In ... ' , ' ':Jl ZZl ... Sfe.54SiJ v..:.-..-tr. .. . .
TUESDAY If 0K KING, Sept. 28. 1855. Gilchris. of Fayetteviile. He will doubtless fti!
" ; 'z.Urrrr-- iihe'Cli'ir n Hi distinguished ability, nud prov
JOT W. S. LAWTOS (CO., (South Atlantic JVJnrJ ) t an acquisition t.o ihe C'djege.
are our authorized agi-i.tj in harh ston. S. jL ai d aic duy j The IfaajPf as BOIff consiituted, ?onsi3ts of
empoweieJ to tak AJccriieeriienta and Subscriptiwn at tie j . Kev. Irury L;cy, 1). D-, President anil
rates required by us, end giait receipt
H0. HKNRY A. WISE
Canatrrc, tf.C Aujr. 28
Iiour r..n.injrin briaklj at ad eommd r.otn $6 6j i( c!lJa piulo'sop.y , Logic, Utiles Letters and Eio-C-tt.n
old crop, little upward extreme r ui-c Irout j CU,;.U-
; j to .ij
Wheal $1 to 1,15, Corn 70 to 75 nicaj io.
Bnon, hog ruutid 10 to 11 ct.
La rd 1 1 eta.
Wt take pleaMire in calling the attentiop jil ftf
rcndin uby,c lo nrosoectus wfckrh yve pnbbsh
i.r . . , . .
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undei the (editorial ma naeniei.t of W. fi. J-'H-
t-'.lio r .f ilin Sniiih CarnliiiMn. I
I. . ; r," ..
ilr. i. won a iiLli reput'itiun ns an able rourtr
(lis and si rcssful jonrnaljsi, apd il is with pleas
it., mm '. :,m ili.-.t lu- it i.liniil to return lolha' fo ld I
, : ' ' , ' " 2 - ..
ui f 'fif.ii vji ft-" i" p -9 k"(;i" r rff r" ff f" i
Ins pnper uiil comoKie rare attractn os, ari e
know it will eminently merit the patronage and
support of those who desire to ee $outherp liter
uture have nn organ through which it cap exer
cise a heallblul influence upon the minds :it.d
diameters "I ur neor
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For the Democrat.
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It will doubtless be a source- of dvout thank
f"' un 'he Par of the Patrons of Davidson
PoJJcge and the friends of Education generally, to
know that the prospects of this Institution for the
fwun brigb nnd flllUering indeed.
. ., r . n .,
iih the smiles of a benignant Providence upon
her, I) .viils-n College ,s destined to widen the
circle of her usefulness, and soon, very soon, to
her stand amnngl the First Institutions of the
,,, , , , , , .
The late nacetioe of the I rustees on the 7th anil
?tn in;t., was a meeting 01 crrai narmony, anu
will tell upon the rapid growth and prosperity ol
the Colleg-. Aware of tjio very extensive interest
felt in behalf of this cherished Institution devoted
as it is, to the cause of sound learning conducted
upon christian principles, and feeling assured that
the community who had mourned over her low
estate, and rnllitd around her, in the time of trial.
uu!u rejoice over her prospects of enlarged use
fulness, Ibe I)uard have ordered this brief abstract
j of the proceedings of their late meeting to be puh
! lished to the woilj.
The last Will and Testament of Mr. f"?""H
Chambers vas read in thj hearing of the Board,
from which it appears that he hus made Davidson
College the Residuary Legatee, by which this In
stitution receives a large part of his fortune. In
addition to this, he lias bequeathed a separate fund
for the rndi.wment of a new Professorship.
The will haying been read, fhe Board of Trus
tees unj'ed in sob-mn prayer to Almighty God,
returning thanks Io him who h;is the hearts of all
men in big hand, and the trensures of the world at
lis disposal, for putting il into the heart of bis
vi nerable servant to bless our College with so
munificent a bounty.
A Committee was also appointed to draft resolu
tions expressive of the sense and feelings of the
Board upon this subject. Their report was unani
mous) aJopt d and is as follows :
Resolved, That this Board will ever cherish
with grateful veneration the memory of Maxwell
Chambers as a munificent benefactor of Davidson
Resolved, That the Trustees respond most
heartily to the prayer expressed in this Remarkatde
Will. "That God would in his kind providence
build up Davidson College and make it an orna
ment to the State of North Carolina and a blessing
to ihe country.1
Resolved, That the Trustees, wiih united, liberal
snd prayerful i ffor's, will aim at the faithful
management of this responsible trust in promoting
the interest of Learning and Religion.
Rcsrjltctl, Thai the B ard perpetuate his m-mo-ry
in disposing of future Halls and Professorships
Arrangement) were made by the Trustees for !
the education of the sons of Rev. S. Frontis, Rev. j
A. Baker, Messrs, D. A. Davis, S. G. Cairns and
R. V. Cowan, in the College, free of any charge,
according to the provisions of Mr. Chambers' will.
rhaj Committee which had been appointed at the
meeting of the Board last spring, to take into con
sideration the best plan for the improvement of
the College grounds, presented an able report.
nuu 'lit- uu'i i u uii'Miiuiousi y icsuituu iiihi
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l-VljL (II . , OH.III Wl I 1 I 1 1 l I w , I I i ll, I III UI U 111 111!'
rPport, should be the pln lor the future construe-
.- r ii r i V i n
tton of College Buildings.'- And ice Trustees
i jl . -. - . . . .
would adhere to its main features and seek its
completion as speedily as tteir resources w ill pr
TIIK un.Ls. Cnnaniennua ' :. n - a. it . : i r.
mi. i wu iiiuusanu uuiims wt" I'Pmpriami ior
jj,e purchase of Chemical and Philosophical An
n;,r,1IS (or ibe use of ibe dlleoe. Lfnr. -atm
r i 1 i i .. i , '
read from Dr. Andrews of Charlotte and Professor
Brumbv of Columbia, recommending their respec- j
,:ve Cabinets of Minerals, for the use of the College,
.Whereupon, a committer was appointed to examine
Jj CnbineU and report to the Buard at its next
,he ncxi a. ssiqn
1 mt cocctnn tt ,nn.n
ffrd :M frtrv in Septemlier
and doS,. ord fr ; tffftfrw
. .5 7- J i
Qd sossion tq beitin ihe Monday after the 3rd
Friday in Pebruary and close 4h Monday in
June. .Giving thus a vacation of Ten Weeks, at
that season when nature herself by relaxing the
Body und- r coutiuuttd heat, seems to dumaud u
corresponding v laxat.on for the Mind-
Two new protasrrshipa were created, making
w - - r - i in: si -. . i , n.iu j . n.j in: ra i m. i .. t n. t ! nri-i 1 i r : w ii 1 1 iw m tt tiriiiitr.it . i 1 1 ti v ' 1 1 i i it r 1 1 t t r 1 1 t.i ' 1 1 v r i - i
now fcivi to all, an, tt was unanimously resolved wms the vote in Congress on the Ieh.rasa and
that one. of l,hese should be called tbo Troy profus- Kn:is bill. Three thousand and mid ministers
sorship j to perpi'tustH the maiden name of Mrs. of religion (hul not one solitary CatholicJ moved
Chambera, aa trken of respect for the deep and heaven and earth, against that bill.-' They ja.n,t in
.ltiding interest tfh hid rmntlestrd in the pro, a p-trian of giganiic dimensions, and sig.Td by
I m r. r - . .
I" -w t-Mi,t u 1 1 1 v
mmfmi ri.i.ny, a- h uhmhi io iru;
I m-moryf the man whose Pffpe it bears. !
The 7 roy Professorship embracing Intellectual
i Philosophy, Logic, BileS Letters ami Elocution
was tilled hv the unanimous election of llev. A
! ChnplalH, and proh-ssor of Moral Philosophy, ou-
rn-d Liter nun-, and ev lnencef rvf Ohrtatiintty.
j 8, lte. J'i F- fiock well, professur o Latin tan
; cugea arid iiti-r tui.-, and moileru history.
:).; M-j. 1). . professor of Mathematics
' :ni n im-e riiiji.
no. A. Lflar.d. 4 professor of Natural
ptultMphy and A at fonomy.
5. C f. Kishburne. A. ., professor of Greek
Lniiguts and Literature and Ancient History.
fi. K v. A. Lil!chrit, I roy 'roli ssur ol Inlet
i CUU' u.
phnrnbers, professor of Cln milry,
' iLto Oology and Geology
A commit'ee wa apjioinnd lo notninnle before
i he Board at its next meeting, suitable persons to
j fiil 1 he Cbaa.b-ra pruj ssoi sh'p of Chemistry.
Un these facis are taken into connideratif-n ;
the pharaptrr of its Faculty, i's rimark..bl
beiiliby Inea'ioD. its uiiconimonly low expenses :
the whole cost per session ol 5 months, including
Tuition, '.oiird. room rent, servants hire, washing.
1U..0H unit m liia hmnniilinir li milv Nut) It must
. 1 . . 11 .1 . -1 0 1 ti . . .
be eviaeni to an mat jav;uson vuut-ge pmcau
j strong claims to the patronage of an enlightened
4 1 1 r on in i j i o tit. a 1'iim a-.ni . .- - - ... .
from 81,000 to 01,200.
That of the President is
The late commencement, ow ing probably to the
continued rains, was not attended by such an
overwhi lining crowd as usually assemble on such
occasions. But the exercises exhibited a high
! order of intellect and cultivation, and appeared ki
j afTrd satisfaction to ihe en'ire audience.
The Rev. Drtiry Lacy, U. D., and Col. Juo. A.
L- land ur-re according to the prescribed lorm. in
augurated into their respec ive departments.
The next session of ihe College commences at
the usual time, the 1st Monday in October. A
large accession of students is expected at (he
opening of the session.
From this brief abstract of the proceedings of J
the Board, it will be seen that the 1 rustees are
disposed to the ex'ent ol their ability, to devise
liberal things for the College. With prudent snd
judicious management of the abundant means with
which a kind providence has enabled us to lay
brond and deep the foundations of our Institution,
and with the scholaiship system in operation,
binding a large nnd intelligent community to it,
with a threefold cord may we not confideo'ly
expect that Davidson Culler" shall become a
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perennial loun'ain, whence snail issue many
streams to make glad the city of our God. But in
all our flattering prospects for the future, it be
comes us to be mindful that except the Lord
build the house, they labor in vain that build it.
Except the Lord keep the city, tho watchman
walkeih but in vain. IT will thereore rejoice in
tlnj salvation, and in the name of ore Utxl tee
will set up our banners.
By ordi r of the Trustees.
WALTER W. PflARR.
President of the Board.
The Salisbury, Concord, Yorkville, Chester,
Lancaster, Camden and Charleston papers, and
the papers gejjj.pally of Norlb and South Caro
lina are respectfully requested to copy the above.
Fpi the Western Democrat.
C t a klotte N. C, Aug. 24, 1855.
At a meeting of i lie Board of Commissioners of
the Town of Charlotte, held this evenin at their
Present - Wm. F. Davidson, Intendant, Dr.
('buries J. Fox. J. M. White, Thoa. C. Allison,
Gi-n. John A. Young, and Wm. F. Phifer. The
following proceedings were had.
Whereaa, by anon i auce, a Tax of One Dol
lar was levied upon all Dogs within the Corporate
Limits of fhe Town of Charlotte.
Therefore bo it ordained by the Board, that all
persons returning Dogs with their Taxable prop
erty be famish d gratuitously with a badge, stamp
ed with with the letter D.
And be it further ord lined, that the Town Guard
be hereby authorized tn kill all D g not having
on such badge after the 5th day of September
Resolved, ihat for the further improvement of
the condition of the Town, n Committeo of three
be appointed in each of the' four Grand Divisions
of the Town, made by the intersection of .Trade
and Trynn streets, whose duty il shall be to visit
and report in writing upon the different Lois with
in the Division assigned them. On the Eastern
Division the following are appointed as a Com
Tbos. Trotter, Dr. J. M. Davidson, and John
Western Division : John Dixon, E. H, An
drews, and W F. Strange
Northern Division: John F. Irwin, R.. F, Da
vit' sun, aud Charles Overman.
Southern Division : John Harty, S. M. Howell,
and J. Townley. ;
W. F. DAVIDSON, Intendant.
J. B. KkKR, Town Clerk. ' ..I't'I
From tht Wash'nf.m SehttiiSI. V
That the Whig party ceased to be a national
ptirty before even. the Know-Nothing . party took
its place, is conceded by the facts stated by Mr.
Stephens, (and let the reader ibe Whig ft'ader,
remark, that Ihe siaiisticts given above are not
our statistics but of Mr. Stephens, of Georgia, one
f ' ..'.'.
of fhe most distinguished Whigs in the Union, and
in whose admirable organization but one thing
turns the scale, and that is patriotism a most
clusively, ll would have passed
He bearns'tesfi- i
mnny io " the. fact, that nof. one single. Northern
Whig, and ontyjojunecn Southern Whigs voted
i for it. He saya i "Afoi of the seven Southern
WAi'gs who voted against the Kansis bill are
Knots -nothings, and to the best of my bclirfEME,
RV ONE OF THEM IS !"
In view of these facts, can any rcflec.'ing man
believe that the Democratic party, as a national
party, i disbanded. 1 he teat ot this proposition
iiiiuiiiius ii.iiik .-. .10 uiu mr. yiii niji; in ii'-
. ;j.t i i .' .
nan ot trt ni-nv,s, nui arrugauy anu uiaspne-
moudy fur God Almighty, 'he Abolitionists,
ihe Freesoilers, the Fanatics, the Fuslonislg, and
all the incendiaries of the North, no matter of
what complexion, were roused against it. Every
thing thai could shake the brave, appal the timid,
and even the mercenary, ya dope. In dfcjmi'le
of all these powerful influences, a majority ot the
Northern Drnocrary (but not a single Northern
Whig or Know-nothing) voted for the Nebraska
aud Kansas bill I Can any one, in yiew of this,
sav that Ihe Democratic party is denationaliz
ed? But who fere the Democrats, from the Noith
or from the non-slave holding S'aieg who suppor
ted this measure 7 They were not Tom, Dick,
and llarry. They were not obscure unknown
men. Tn''.V ''re mt-n ol high fame and great
expeetatiops. n,r.v s,Bj!-ed M that ihey enjoyed
ail that they hoped for, on their votes. ITury
iccte the first pifti pf the North they were the
material oiil of which Cabinet Ministers, Senators
Vice Presidents, and presidents are made. No
persuasion could win them no menace intimidate
and no bribe purchase. f at such a frightful cri
sis these great men acted bravely and virtuously,
when the crisis has passed will 'hey not be sus
tained ? We know that they will.
We have a porpositton to put. It is plain and.
simple. It is this ; If (as there are many ) there
are Whigs who veiled with the Democrats'on tins
vital question the Nebraska Kansas bjil if th,e.v
acknowledge that the old Whig parly is disbanded;
if they abhor the Know-nothing party and refuse
to join it if ihey see that the only party that op
poses all the issues, all the errors and all the
hereies of the unlucky times in which we live, is
:the Democratic party, ought they not to unite with
us ! What is the use of " a new party 1 Such a
party would be altogether sectional.
We repect'ihat pride ol opinion and that strength
of prejudice that wuuld seek to bring others over
to itself. But pride of opinion and strength of pre
judice ought to yield to patriotism. If men cannot
! choose what they will, ihey ought to make a
choice of e-ils. .Now, between exploded Whig
ism, ramp; nt Know nothingism projected new
paityism, and the Democracy (while we cannot
allow this latter to bean evel) we think, that on
the showing of the Hon. Mr. Stephens, every pat
riot ought to join ihe Democratic party.
The Whig party is dead. Even the able, elo
quent, and accomplished Senator Benjamin says:
I will not even join the attempt to revive the or
ganization of the Whig party. Its ashes alone
remain, and the phojntx is equally a fable in po
litical, as in natural history."
The Know-nothing party is worst than dead -for
it bus been conquered everywhere, save in
Massachusetts and Kentucky.
A new party is altogether out of the question.
The Democratic party alone remains, ihp guar
dian of the Constitution, the defender of the rights
of the States, the enemy of isms, and the friend
of liberty and the rights of man. For it to sur
render, when it is the only party left, would be
suicidal folly. It must, and il will maintain its
Correspondence of the Sou h-Side Democrat
White Suxriiua Springs.
Greenbrier Co., Aug. 22nd 1855.
Dkar Dbmocrat. President Pierce and lady
arrived here yesterday morning about 12 o'clock,
having been met at Dry Creek Hotel near this
place by a committee appointed for that purpose
He was driven up in an open carriage drawn by
four splendid horses the property of Wm. Eaton,
Esq., of Warren ton, N. C, other carriages fol
lowed in the train. The President was accom
panied by his private Secretary Sydney Webster,
Mr. J. D. Hoover, Senator J. M. Mason nnd
others. The procession after passing around the
ground halted in front of the Ball Room, where
Mr. Pierce was met by Ex-President Tyler who
received him in a happy manner. Owing to the
large crowd in attendance 1 was unable to hear
distinctly all that was said, but will give you what
I can recollect. I quote entirely from memory
j and if it is not exactly correct I hope your readers
will overlook the errors.
Mr. Tyler commenced by congratulating the
i President on his trip over the mountains, and his
e "i-.t C"a a . a
sale arrival at tne oprings, and said that me
visitors present had met to give him a cordial
welcome without regard, and he might say in
absolute defiance of all political relations, that his
(Mr. T's) place was no longer with the politicians
of tho day bill should be found hereafter in the
social circle. He congratulated the President on
the quietude of his trip, that there had been no
parade that no glittering bayonet or armed Body
Guard had met him on his way as is done in other
countries, but he was surrounded by a B dy
Guard just such an one as he now saw before
him, a body guard of the whole people one
greater than ever surrounded a Monarch of
Europe that he had come to partake of the water
of the White Sulphur (the best of all waters) that
he might prepare hi: mind and body for new
labors, and that he would again welcome him and
invite him to enter the social circle, and become
as one uf us.
Mr. Pierce responded in a loud, clear tone of
voice and in a truly happy manner. Indeed, I
have never listened to any orator before who so
quickly chains the attention of the audience and
commands that sympathy of feeling that he does.
He said he had come to the springs to seek repose
and felt nvich exhausted, but that it was impossi
ble to refrain from saying something, being so
deeply moved by the reception and kindly hospi
tality so far received at (his paradise of watering
places. He acid that in meeting the visitors of
these Springs he felt as though he was meeting the
people of this whole country for he was satisfied
that there were persons present from all portions
of the Unittd States and that he waa in fact ad
dressing the representatives of 35,000,000 of per
.sons and' rejoiced that none of them were the
representatives of a modern ism. He was standing
among the beauty of his country, he might say
amidst. a congress of besuiiy, He then alluded in
high terms to Mr. Tyler's services to bis country
and spoke at some length. He said, among other
things, that a rich reward waa dye Mr. T., an
honest and conscientious public servant, that his
conduct had been marked by patriotism alone, and
that it waa his (Mr. P'sj pride and pleasure to hear
testimony to the the fact. Mr. Pt ree next touched
Upon the Constitution ; he regarded it as too sacred
an instrument in be touched, that it could not be
too highly appreciated, that we should value it for
w'at it cost and far wh,at it brought to us. He
advised the people to do away with all heresies and
maintain a strict obedience to the laws, for uDon
them rest the pillars of our government. He said
ne ten that it waa impossible to forget the soil upon
which he was standing he felt that all should pay
grateful homage to the mother of States and States,
men, that memories of the past cluster aronnd the
tombs of sages and heroes, that the ashes of the
father Q his country repose here, that he who was
the author of the Declaration of Independence and
tho bill establishing religious toleration lie buried,
and that the bones of one who had atartled the
world by his eloquence, whitened this soil.
What an allotment lor one Slate, aaid p
Proudly may she stand encouraging others by her
precept and example. He concluded by saying
that he desired to meet the visitors m it.. r.
- - - - uiumnrv
' ,. . .. ; - -tume
i amiiJiin uj me anu mril ne Wis pH ,
j personalty acquainted With each and evcrv ner
I on the ground. ' P SOn
Mr. Pierce has taken quarters in the fine man
aiop be by CoL Singleton of South Carolina, and
will remain here several days.
A grand Fancy pall came off last night in
honor of the President, an account ol which I
would give you but lor the etreme length of this
Attorney General Bocock if here and any quan
lity of M- Cs; But I must close.
From the Southern Presbyterian.
This Institution, situated in Mecklenburg conn
iy, N. C, after years of laborious dovotion and
watchful care on the part of its Board of Trustees,
promises to become one of tho most importapl
Colleges in the Southern Slates. The liberal do
sigps of its Trustees have hitherte beep restricted
by rant of funfis which had, however, under
their management been increased to ppwards of
8100,000 when, by ihe muniflcient bequest of
the late Mr. Chambers of Salisbury, N. C, they
became legatees to fhe amount at an average
estimate, of about $250,000, making the whole
permamenl fund of the College about 350,000.
This makes it, perhaps, the best endowed Lit
erary Institution south pf the Smithsonian Institute
Qiher colleges, by legislative appropriations an
nually made, are, for the tirno being, equally well
provided; but thjs ope, haying jt3 resources thus
within itself, is independent qfsuch fluctuatiop as
legislative favors are liable to.
Already he Board of Trustees, by iheir action,
have evinced that their previous seemingly parsi
monious expenditure, was the result only of a pru
dent and just economy. At a late meeting the
scheme of Instruction was enlarged, so as to em
brace seven Professorships, all but one of which
have been filled, and by gentlemen wno, by their
reputation as scholars, or as practical teachers,
furnish sufficient guarantee that eatjh, jp, Ins department-
s fully pompetepl to jus work, fhe
Faculty, as now constituted,, consists of the fol
lowing members ;
Rev. Drury Lacy, D. D., President, nnd Profes
sor of Moral Philosophy, Sacred Literature,
and Evidences of Christianity.
Rev. A. G'lchrist, A. M., Professor of Intellectu
al Philosophy, Logic, Belles Lcttres and Elo
cution. J. A. Leland, A. M., Professor of Natural Philo
sophy nnd Astronomy.
Pjofessor of Cheststry, Mineralogy
Major D, H. Hill, Professor of Mathematics and
Rev. E. F. Rockwell, A. M., Professor of Latin
Language and Literature, and Modern History.
C. D. Fishhume, A. B., Professor of Greek lan
guage and Literature, and Ancient History.
A II of these gentlemen are in office except Rev
Mr. Gilchrist, who has but recently been elected.
Dr. Lscy and Professor Leland were indicated at
the late Commencement ; the former of whom
unites to his high reputation as a Divine and scho
lar, an urbranity which cannot fail to win the
hearts of the youth entrusted to bis supervision ;
and the latter, late Professor of Mathematics in
the Citadel Institute of Charleston, has already
demonstrated his familiarity with his department
of instruction, and iiis ability as a teacher.
The Trustees provided, also, fur a great exten
sion of accommodation, both for Professors and
students. On the north side of the Compus there
are to be erected seven dwellings for Professors,
each to contain eight rooms. On the south side
three buildings for students, of three stories, and
each to contain a spacious Chapel, and Lecture
and Recitation rooms. None af the present buil
dings are to be retained except the Chapel, which
is to be adapted to other uses, and the two Society
An appropriation was made for an increase of
the Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus; and
arrangements for the gradual aud constant increase
of the College Library.
With all this promise efficiency, the expenses
in this College are astonishing low. The whole
cost is as follow s :
Tuition, per session of five months, 16 00
Room rent and servants' hire, 3 00
Board at Stewart's Hall 35 00
Washing, wood and lights, 6 00
The College is twenty miles north of Charlotte,
in a healthy region, and surrounded oy a popula
tion remarkable for their moral worth. Whole
some moral influences on prevail the College Cam
pus. The College, under its present organization,
needs only to be brought to the knowledge of the
community, to ensure for it a large patronage;
and we predict for ii such success, that many
yeais will not pass before its present enlarged
scheme of accommodation will have to be yet
The following sad circumstance in regard Io the
lottery mania, recently occurred in our own city.
A poor but industrious mechanic had been labor
ing for years to accumulate sufficient money to
purchase a homestead for himself and family. On
returning home each Saturday night, he would
place his weekly salary in the hands of his wife.
and request her ;o lay it by. A few months since
knowing that he must haved saved a couple of
thousand dollars by his industry and frugality,
and learning that a piece of property was for sale
in the upper portion of the city, which would be
an advantageous investment, he called upon the
owner, and it was offered to him at a bargain.
Overjoyed with his good fortune, he hastened
home to his wife, and conveyed to her the glad
news, and asked for the money to close the pur
chase. Rut alas ? there was no joyful response in the
countenance of his better half ; but bursting into
tears she wept most bitterly, and refused to bo
comforted. The husband was astonished, and
asked for an explanation. With head averted,
and voice interrupted by heart-broken sobs, she
made known lo her husband the startling fact
which fell like a thunderbolt upon him, crushing
his brain, and causing reason to totter and reel
from its throne that she had wasted all his hard
earnings in the purchase of Havana lottery tick
ets ! . The vacant stare from the eyes of the hus
band which met this astonishing disclosure, plain
ly showed that he was no longer capable of ap-pr-cinting
his loss, but wi,h a maniac laugh, he
lell his home, his wife and little ones, never more
to return. A fw days more passed, and his bo
dy was taken frqm the riyeri the Coroner held
an inquest upon it and a verdict of Mmicjde"
informed the public how he had died ; but why he
died remained a secret.
We had this sad narrative from one who knew
the family well, both in the bright day of their
prosperity and happiness, and in the gloomy night
of their misery and wretchedness
Many & tale, equally melancholy with the above
might be told of poor people in our city, who have
for years been spending the means they have
earned by the sweat of their brews, and defraud
ing their families by the purchase of lottery tick
ets, in the vain h'pe of some day drawing a prize
ol which there is less probability than thai Ihey
will be struck by lightning. Take our advide
we give it gratis and don't purchase lotterv lick
ets. If, O Daily Delta.
The gentleman who received a sword from "0j
Hickory," received quite a handsome caatigru;,
at the bands of Judge Nicholson, in a speech rj?
livered recently in Columbus, Tennessee. y
rxtract a few paragraphs :
"Mr. Nicholson said that if the name of Ht
Doncison had ever occurred to Mr. Pierce iQ T
peiition wiih ihat of Col. Davis for the Wtf 2
partment, he might oay that he was not Burpruef
that the claims of Col. Davis were prelerred. f
Col. Davis' ultraism on southern questional
somewhat ol jeclionable, Mr. Pierce knew thai)'
stood with ihe united democracy of the nation Z
the Baltimore platform, acquiescing m tf)e qQj
promise ol 950, and pledged to carry out its pri.
ciples. Major Punelson could only claim that
he qot only acquiesced in but had anginally
proved uf the Compromise of 1850, and wouj
therefore, carry out its pripc'ples. If boih wer
honorable men, tluy were alike trustworthy 0
this subject. But Col. Dav is had received no
sword from Gen. Jackson whereas Mejet fj
elson had announced to-day that he had beenihu,
honored. General Jackson's sword throw j,
might have turned the scale, but for another feet
When the Mexican war came on, Col. DavM ta
unteered, and procured fur himself a sword, 0(j
won for it and himself immortal honor at fiueoj
Vista. Major Donelson'a name is nowhere found
on the roll of the brave men who fought and con
queried in Mexico. General Jackson's sword w
allowed by him to rest in its scabbard, whilst w
was enjoying the comforts, the honors, and th
! emoluments of a first-class foreign mission to Eu.
a a fat l 'i . ! J ! . .
rope. ir. licnoisuij saiu u seem e a to him that
M,r. Pierce might be excused, under such circutq.
stances, for preferring Col. Davis, although, in
the excess ol his devotion to southern rights, hu
had formerly occupied ultra grounds.
I i ry "
Let not the idea be entertained by apy one
that it is the 'adopted son' of Andrew Jacksqn, who
thus deserts the democrat jc party. ' There is no
truth in suqh a statement. Major Andrew Jack,
son. the adopted son of the old hero, the tenant of
the Her milage, and the guardian of the tpipp, apd
of the remains of ihe immortal old patriot, ji true
to the faith and to the mernory of his futher, aiJ
repudiates with indigpatjon hc jdea (had this sr.
cret order of know nothings has any claim to Jack
son democracy. Be it known that (his AJajor
Andrew Jackson Donelson who has addressed you
fd-day is not the adopted son of Andrew Jackson!
nor the guardian of his ashes, as has been false
ly represented throughout the North and East,
"But, said Mr. N., there js something especial
ly strange in the hostility of Major Donelson to
nullifiers and abolitionists. If his memory wa.
not at fault, the first foreign mission which ho had
received came to him through the ' hands of ihe
Prince of NuNifiers,' the lale J.uhn C. Calhoun,
whilst Secretary of State under John Tyler.
Some twenty or thirty thousand dollars, as ouirt:
and salary, was not then 'he less acceptable be
cause it was "spoils' -conferred by a nuliitier 1 But
without dwelling on this, Mr. N;choon would
come nearer horn". Major Donelson bad been
exceedingly bitter in denouncing Southern nulli
fiers and Northern abolitionists, and in the bSSW
breath he h id been equally etra vagrant in Im
eulogies upon the late Philadelphia know nothing
council. There was an, p.narooiintable contradic
tion in these positions. He doubts the demacruic
party because it has in its organisation men whoii
he denounces as nnllifiers and aboli;ions, but ha
joins an organization and goes into secret councili
where every delegare from tho Western Slates n
either an abolitionist or nuliifier, and many of
them abolitionists and nullifiers. He cannot brook
a Southern nullifier they are ali traitors and d .
serve hanging but with Northern nullifiers he
can strike hands, go into secret consultation,
maintain a cordial brotherhood, when opposed iu
their treasonable sentiments, and come out to the
South to pass eulogies upon the work rd such au
association ! Everybody knows, Major Doneltou
knows, that the worst class of liaitors thai ever
lived were in the Philadelphia council he m
denounced some of those himself; but whilst he
denounces the leaders here, there is no recotd of
denouncing them when in council with them.
"Then it was hail fellows, well met ! broth"
Andy Jackson Donelson, brother ilenry Wilson,
brother Ford, and ali the other notable spirits of
abolitionism, treason mingling harmoniously, all
laboring to make a national platform fur trai'-ori
of the North and patriots of the South to stand to
gether upon ! He has said to-day that, a man .i
known by the company he keeps, and. so he is,
and upon his own rule he is known. I Li come
home from the company of abolitionists and Ma
tors, with the very odor of treason still sticking M
his garments, and was here to denounce Frank
lin Pierce for giving countenance to southern null;
fiers. He has appointed no man who was not
believed by him to be as honestly and faithfully
on the Baltimore platform as Major Donelson him
self, and certainly none who have not proved m"
faithful to democratic principle than he has dour
Conspicuous Visitors at N ewfort. Sockij
at Newport (R. I.) does not seem to enchant 'i'
editor of the New York Mirror. Hear
says of it :
"Among the most conspicuous visitors ire'
delegation of New Yuik gamblers, wjih evel
returned Califoruians themselves and their sias
bedizened with diamonds at all hours of the JJ
We met one of these 'gentlemen of fortune, stJ
are making wealth and jewelry vulgar, at the din
ner table, with diamond vest buttont, (hi 'le
was blazoned with a diamond brooch as big"
horse shoe) who look his knife out of his pKe''
and deliberately picked his teefh with it ; n, "
he passra ip the crowd, notwithstanding lie wear
his fingy nails in mourning, for his income, '?
say, is seventy-five thousand dollars a year; i4
if that won't make gentleman, in vulgar esttro
tion, pray what will T"
A Funny Case or Hiving Beks. A clisp
Louisana recently took a notion for a bath
inviting stream, which flowed through a field
was engaged in plowing, and divesting him"
lii clothe for the purpose, hung his unmeotw
bles upon tlie imb of a locust tree hard by- '
had luxuriated lor some half an hour, und
back to bis starting point, when he percet
bevy of young damsels approaching, wi,n
flower baskets. He scampered up the bank
into kis breeches, but, alas 1 unhappy fellow,
soon enough They weie occupied. A
colony of beese were in possession. He rff"
that he got home, but bow, be knows not. Th'6
be ran knows be halloed and is sure tnr?
laughed. Hit frepda found in his pantaloo
number of dead bees some sngry ouss so"
bigjsat half of a wary sore youth.
ISsMM-V General Caas has published M
ter m a
Detruit paper, dfirnng sully anu
UIm mIiiuii tn, nn li nuiv.nnlliiniUm nn d the
Ilia IUa wpu s aaj - aawt , -tPI'
of Congress over the Territories. He h:is no JT
pathy wiih the know-nothing organization,
whatever ; neither wifh ihe means il essfsy
ihe object it seeks to attain.