0 ' ' o
Il i even eouU f;, UiZ haoertr wut anj fooj in themaclvin, have the aemblanca of inequality, thich
iii.....'Sr."-.'Tta .if wftiKitoifchi ui
M ' ' nun M
" t u .1... .... tknraaftaf . fflt.it -
STATE IlIGIITS BALL.
I Agreeably tj pteyjourranemeou
1 thi fcij.i'TiiiTcl iT.l pairiiuci'cte'1took
i; place- at tha Theatre on Ihursday
! n IjI'i " RfVen: . irt il was! Jin
l BVIUII'K' - ----- . - ; ?
i . - if s.t.J f..H .. ;.
. - i r & a '
ttn an.l excellent tvriici magistrate
JAlCis HAMILTON, jr. a.nd in tea
timony of the devotion of our citiaens
w the principles promulgated by our
Ircislntore, niof which he is and
tiring champion, it aff rda us much
gratification, to state, that it was every
tav worthy of "the individual and the
eause to whom it was desigued as a
tribute of reject, and a pledge of ap.
probation and Hupport. To say tht
It equalled public expectation would
be lens than justice. The general
yoke t -W and unrestricted in.
1 praise, nor have'wt conversed with a
ingle individual upon the subject who
does not pronounc it incomparably
the most superb and magnificent spec
uce which has ever graced our city.
Nothing, indeed, was wanting w filch
ecute, to render it effective. In the
u .-mnninns arrangement of the orna-
liaim".--,' t . .... I
appearance ot the wnou:, every "o
ducemed the master hand to which
sitpil"- evidences fit teal and taste.
R th the ex erior and interi6r of the
so indeed thatit is difficult to deter-,
mne which wan most attractive or
drw forth the warmest and most gen
eral commendation. The decorations
however, beautiful and varied as they
were, were all emblematic of the cause
of in-: A) ith, and calculated at once to
iminmrtne-soirtt of - n-ttriottm in ev.
devotion tj the rigrtts ot man. ivi
emblem was there wh'i&h did not rr.
lia !)rrtrin?8,-' no inscri ption . which
did not recall the services of some dis
tingolshed patriot, who had Reverted
his talents, mkeU his popularity, and
endeared his name, in: the support
of M Liberty, the Oiist'tution,' and
thelVin;r fEwaf IrMf -CCafKoa
fetcbcadtiMd and endeared by tr
olina emblems honoring, is t wa-
fhtendld to honor, Carolina principles
and Carolioa worth vet not forget
tinp. as it would have been uagratelul
to Wget, tho-te of lu r Sister State
whn arc united with her in principle
and feeling nor those enlightened and
patriotic mert, whether iu the Kst or
the West, who have sympathized iu
the suffering and maintained the doc
trines of the South and who, beard
ing the luo ia his very den, have
2ealouly supported the rights and
sovereignty of the S ates even inth se
sections of the umon whicn have u
righteonsly combined to rivet oppres
sion and degradi ion oo the Suih.
This was an it should have been i jst
to ourseh-es, and grateful respect
to our friends.
The exteri .r of the Theatre ws
decorated in a svle"of beautv mag
nificenre, not oj.Iv unequalkd here,
but probably u surpassed io any other
of the portico was a beautiful trans
parency, exhioiting the name of the
honored individual to whom the festi
val was given. Immediately below
tk it ir,rt Kriien the nillars ot the
ia w w w - - -
Portico, were three other transparen
oies, ot which the centre one bore the
jmntto of the State It gnu party,
u Liberty the Constitusion, Union,"
and the other represented, respec
tively, the Arms of the State, and l'al
ttetto Tree. Thy were, all well exe
cuted, and would of themselves have
been accounted a handsome decora
lion of the front " but, in addition to
them, the Pillars were hung , with in
numerable variegated lamps, giving to
the whole an effect indescribably beau
tiful. nd nf which it would not be
'wravigant to say that it' might well
e compared tp the sparkling, magoin
mcc of a Fatry Valance;
Sgjcaiid, hoyrcvcrM was jhc ex
ternal decoration, that of the interior
of the Theatre fally corretpoaied in
design ana cxecuuaa. yue r m
floored for the occasion, and derated
to a level wtth the Stags. The front
of the boxes were removed, ta a!b
free communicalioo with tb ' fljr.
Ia the cetttf'thlthNKr'
was a l'aimetu an entire tree of
eighteeo feet in altitude, and ia
ect foliage whtchJiaa becauaas
fted t siitheHVom its iiiwe"fc;4iOTTati
stately and beautiful Tree ihe em
blem of S.utacrn brmnes and S iu:h-
ern glory connected as it is with the
proudest associau ms ot our hm
4T4MAiHwfi'fca tatlttonrtroaa ialracttpntl'thrtjotmltnw
a . c i a
future and forcibly reminding Caro
linians of the price at which ihc.r
erty was purchased, and ofiheir
solemn duty to preserve it Sor them
selves, and tn transmit it uriimparied
(their children attracted every eve.
and was the theme of general and ani
mated conversation. L wa encircled
with coKnired lampi, iad byre around
it atraoaparcnt lbel " YW ie Tm
gere" below which there wm a Rai.
tlesviake whose- warning is as Log
and loud as its bUw is faul coded
at his f;ot. Above the entrance to
the Pit was a full length likeness of
the Governor, u-m6unted anJ eo-
rie inw 61 lV
a a a - a
Doxea were ail aawrara witn ever
greens, coloured lamps, and tne
mogst thehuer we particularly re - -
marked those ot J inn Jt uo:pn,
whom wr hwpr stori-to -cr-- ia
v a . t "-' . W. m m i
Congrrs-of the galJaat Metric, t
smili'ig approval of the "uiterei.i!Og!tcderl us irpation and State degrada
speetacle of thr sons and danHtera fubn tiiie 2Jth auction of the Judiciary
CarolinT rronorfng the pmetplrs-Act ()4 John Tylor, wbosespiriied
he consecrated with hi W joJ, aa J atlLnsxcr to a certain eight-point letter,
ippropriately adorned with h:s wap a: appropriate commentary upon
ralmtto of the patriot brothers G? hle temr of h'n poli ical life
erals Thomas and C. C. Piockn-v, t ie ! Ot Stephen D. Miller, the firm and
former of whom left as a iegacv to co ttistetit supporter of Convention
Carolinians his dying injanction &evr!h fearlessly follows his principles
to cease until theirs shall be regained, 5 wherever they miv lead who did not
and"! new cmpact"mide.aod ot rrrbbaodn the people after having led
venerable Mapr Ila-aadtoa, .., j lihta to the precipice whu will aup
still as fervenUy derotcd to the caaiej port ia ClhUiflt the doctrines he
or ireeaow as wnen n nervca nu araa t
and insbircd his heart at Yo:tioo
other portraits which we have no time
ihe staze were three a-chf, hujg
wH variegated Linasr fruai the cxa
tw xi f ....wbich- - w - t-prndrd " the
from . the. ... 10 Pthers respecuvcTf,
those of our illustrious Jatkson and
b-bved Lafayette. Extending from proper and efficient means of saving
ihese, and occupying, oa bom aides j the C institution "at its last gsp,"
the whole length uf the Stage, were (and the State of .South-Carolina from
other Medallions, embroidered withxrvitude, poverty, and degradation,
the Siar of Caraixaa, and eowreathediTbe doors communicating with the
with evergrceus, displaying the ass - j stage were arrayed with arms and
ciated names f ihoe cmiocQt aad ' olours, wsteftilly disposed, and ihe
patrioiic men, both of the Revolution !wh!e of the interior of the Theatre
and of the present period w ha hate was elegantly lighted with variega
been most signally distinguished bvjjted lamps. . Bands of Lisic were sta
their support f (he Gatati0a aadftiooed in the tipper boxes, nearest to
the Rights of the States. Of thee the stage.
we should neither da jastke to our 6ach were th decorations, hastily
own feelings, nor totte interesting jj and imperfectly described, of this tru
occasion of which we are giving an Sly interesting Carolina Fete,
account, if we did not distinctly record j At an early h ur the company be.
those of John C. Calhoun, the pride gao to aasemble, and before his Ex
of Carolina a Statesman unsurpassed cellenev arrived, the Theatre was fil
in genius, experience, aod public ser- led. It is computed by many that op
vice a Patriot, whose spotless repq-!warda of eighteen hundred persons
mion calamny has mtlccd mtfMfHeii
but CitWlOt taint who is even
triumphantly treading under foot the
his destruction, and who rs yt destin
ed t attain aa eminence from which he
will look 'dawn with pi v oa he impo
tent malice of his enemies Of tne
earless Troup, who w oobiy preserv
ed the aovercig righ't "f Georgia,
notwithstanding the obliguo ot an
oath" on Adams tg destroy them
-Of the intelligent and patriotic
Gilmer, whn will never be forgotten
as long as there ahaU be a heart jrto
Mipport-tbe RighttjarthejStates, oto
resist the enchroachmeota of judicial
usurpation Of Governor Floyd, ol
Virginia than wham there is none
' . , -i -
more worthy to preside over the estate
which gave birth to Jefferson, aad to
which has been committed, at did the
Uqmaoa to their srcstal virgina, the
preservation in iti purify r6f the iatfed
Same of constitutional liberty Of the
immortal ' jeffersoa himself the aa-
th.or of tha Ocdaratioa of Iadeyca-
dene, and of that other Declaration
the Kentucky Resolutions of '88?-
wit9c spirit apeati from the tomb
aod wboe Kentucky Resolutions are
now acbteviog and will yet achieve a
asort important and decisive revolu
1,00 public opinion, than even jhat
waicn etevatta himsell to tae fres -
dential Chairof Woodbury of N. II.
h Wii the East h raised, M
voue to vindtcatton "of th" Suthtf
Ileatoa, oT Hunoan, and Rawan, of
Kentucky, whom we delight to hail as
brethern to principle, and who go
hind ia hand with the South in ex
;io? and endeavorintr to remedv
tioa which arc fast destroying it- 0
our own Hayoe, who, as he has incur,
red the odiuai, is writ entitled to the
Honor, of the Carolina doctri.es-0(
Drayton, who, although opposed to
Convention, would be first amongst
thV foremost to obey the voice of his
tte whenever she may need his ser-
kr-Of our own McDufEe, high in
iBttlfetrt high-in hnnor,- tad high - n
the affrctioa of every Carolina heart
of our own Harper, wnose zeal aad
anxietv for the honor and interests of
the South, are only equalled bv his
puritv and learning us a JudgeOf
M rti i tfie soul of hon w of whom
S.).i- citTipeik witrurrr?nlfatT5n T
and aStcttoo, and all of whose ener
gies are intensely dev-.ted to his couo-
oiiMjksltry! tights OCBif, alwayswprthy
f ciafiicocc and fist rising into en
vuble emineoce he, who struggled,
il-Jmvigbtimarcrssfullr, to strike fnrm
:bc statute book that f ul badge of
avows m jtnrriat ana support in
Coogreas the rights and principles of
wntc'i -Carotioa- htscHoseti htm the
representative and advocate Of Pat
rick Henry, whose; prophetic spirit
foretold the evils which now surround
!?at," of our own gallant and venera
ble S-arnpter, who toiled and bled for the
fwConameRd a Convention as the only!
pacu in tae icsuvuy, na we nave
neard no estimate which does not
state the cumber as nearly approach-
It' was then that the interest of the
scence was fully felt, and all its splen
dor burst upon the tight. A few
moments before, and the exhibition,
the zest of gaiety and fife.- Now
gaiety and life were imparted in abun
dance. Beauty aod fashion overflow,
ed the House, and gave to the scene
the captivating, dtziling and indescri-
bable effect of living decoration aod
animated elegance. Never have we
i witnessed, on any similar occasion, so
large or o brilliant an assemblage,
The afScers of the army and of the
militia, who were invited guests, ap
peared ta full uniform aad added by
their numerous attendance to the dig.
atty and interest of the scene. Leaves
ofHhe Palmetto worn as an order-,
composed a part of every dress. ' Or
namcDtsof this kind were displayed
ia the breasts of the gentlemen, aod
in the heads of the ladies, who a!
exhibited a costliness and manigfi
cettce ot costume, seldom eq.iall
and never exceeded, and whic h form
ed an outward but expressive evi
J' e A i m ' . ' .
uence oi tne eievateti and patriotic
l!$X&JbjMsh the. iair Caruti.
pave even been proudly aud preemin
At 9 o'clock precisely the Govenor
arrived, attended bv his suite. If
arri val was aunpuoced by a Q tunuh u
trumpets; and,-as he ascended the
steps, he was saluted by an immense
coocuurae of spectators, with defean
ing A reiterated cheers. To these
J grscelully responded by repeated
bjwt. He was received at the door
by all the managers, who then usheresl
him into the interior of the Theatre.
The company all rose to receive him.
with the most gratifyiog marks of
pleasure and sppuuse. It was a proud
and yet an uilcctiog scene inestima
blc to him who wa thus honouied
and delightful to thoae who paid tfiia
willing homage to devoted patriotism
and exalted worth. The Govenor
was evidently much affected. And no
wonder that he was. Independent of
the honor done to himself, this was
the first time that such a tribute has
olina. . Hitherto festivals of this sort
have been given to Presidents making
their progress through the Unv-in, and
as much, perhaps, because they had
been given to other citiaens as from
any other cause,. But this otjcwas
expressly gotten upy and enthuslastU
ca1ly"attehded7 at a Carolina tribute
to a Carolina man for his ardent and
wiring d v ation- 4- the -rig h -and
honor of his native state. Next to
the approbation of his conscience, thtt
of his fellow-citizens is most precious
to a patriot and if we could envy any
man a well earned honor, we should
certainly envy hit Excellency, the
proud and etevatrd feelings which
must have filled his heart at beholding
such a vast assemblage of .the aou
and daughters of Carolina, ap -ntanie-ouly
united to render a tribute of res
pect to hi talent and virtues, to thank
him for his past service,- and: to in
cite him, by their gratitude, to renew
excrttjnt in thegreaiafie"otcon'-
roents of tne evening commenced and
were continued to a very lae hour.
R3rii!jroM!iTiO( fa L Sbun'daTcel
and of superior quality,, were distri.
buted at intervals, ihe utmost reg
ularity and harmony prevailed through-
out. And when the company dis
persed, evtry one retired, not nuly
highly gratified with the splendour
and gaiety of the scene, but carrying
with hi in the animating conviction that
the cause of State Rights goes on tri.
umphaatly " conquering and to can.
quer," and that the flirae of liberty yet
burns at vividly in the hearts of Caro.
lioians as when it was first kindled by
their fathers upon the alter of patriot
ismthe Palmetto Fort.
Prison of VolintU,--Tne Edin.
burg Observer givet the following ac.
count of the fortress of St. Michel,
in Normandy, where the ex-Miniater,
Poligoac, ia to remain for life.
The State Priswn of St. Michel
stands on aloity. pyramidal rockr aitu.
sted in a spacious bay bearing the
same nam., which separates Norman
dy from Brittany. Been from a dis
tance, especially from the sea, it great-
fy resembles the rock of Attsa in the
Firth of Clyde. The channel that se
parates the mount from the mainland
may be crossed by pedestrisns at low
water, but numerous quicksands and
the rapidity with which the tide rises,
render a guide necessary. Toe rock
shoots up steeply on all sides, and
round the base about 100 house are
within strong defensive!
works. Stairs cut in tbe rock, : and
carefully guarded, lead up to the pris
on which is nearka summit j and the
extreme pinnacle it surmounted by a
stately abbey, about seven hundred
feet above the level of the tea. Thin
edifice is esteemed a place of grea
j sanctity, and it still a famous place o
pilgrimage among the devotees of the
Church of Rome, As tr ... 7.
St. Michel ua a itronghcld oi not,,
and many l.r.ngu.shed nien phi .
and perished in Iti -dunpm,,. . -iv-
tno isand troops. e w, , -- .
i ' ' , . urru,
mW fioi arcorannodation lViVe"rr ,,,'''?
tress and abbey, alone j anifthe kuhT
terra .an apartments, tcn.-pf ;n tQ
entrail of the. jrip.uMai,:!, anloU..;;..
r n"rec0ed,-- form -a lhyrii -(jf -
which even tie pffi ials do notQ,w, . ;
the boundaries. At the nm.
speak of (1822) about dgpt hwa,ej
freaaTpart of them for crimes imi
uie staif, tj part Mr common felflai.
c, ,mone tne norrin t; Cinirnm..
tms dreary retreat i there u
k ii . .
uyss caucu " hi ntfumprir' H. .
of prodigious deptlt, which- IS sup.
posed to have been an oblicatnrr or
concealed trap door upon "which tn
barbaroua timea. criminals inimical t
the ttate, jind whose death it was
tery, were lured to step unwittingly,
and an hurried into eteroitr. In nn.
pf the dudgeons, so late as the end of
ast century, there was a huce cate.
constructed of ttrong wooden bar, in
and Buffered, and 'amone "other. "Fran- "
de la, Bretonniere a printer f
Leydeo, who wasxlandeatinely seiird
in ...Holland,, for publishino-
Louia XI V., and who died in this fw -nble
cell after a long anj ev-re im
prttoWmeWtLouu' XL one of h
crueeitand.jrnfiaiiest.4ledt4 that ev
cr dishonored thn tbroue of ' Pr.n..
ad a great likincfor M jnnrfSf M.s.
n.s annne j ana one of his improve
ments was the formation of tmhlieUv
(pita or "forgotten holes,' shaped
like inverted cones,) io ahich tha
wretched beings immured in tK.
could neither lie sit nor stand, and in
to which they were lowered with tha .
knowledge that they were" to "be lctTta" "
dife 1 - star v ation. :. : .. zs,
MM. Cauchy and fiaoiour ca tttr:
siontd to r ad the verdict f iK--- -
went to Vineannet' u Wedaesdaw
L". - I a . . . .
tag arrived at the Castle, thev
convey a letter t the iWrt,
which .hey attached ta. iK.
. rizz- riHPMyeu lotttiat pur
pose, l.n bridre Wit imm.li(.i..
owered, a.d they.. were conducted to . I .
he dungeon by General D
who alone hat possession of ih
of the gates. The four Exmini'sten.
and even the governor himself, were -entirely
ignoraat of the result of thn J '
trial, for the briJre had been
the previous evening, immediately on
the entry of the prisoners, and no per
son whatever hd fram that m
been admitted into lh'Gad8IM;
Cauchy and Snjou were first iatro
duced into a large anti-chamber, com
moticatiBg with the sprtraentt pftho
ex-ministers, who were still in bed.
MM. de Chautelauxe and De Gnamo i
Ranvitle were quickly dressed, and ia
attendance i in half an haur Pevrannet
appeared, and the three then proved
ed to the chamber of Prince Peiig- ,ct
who had intimated, jharbeus? Ex
tremely unwell, he was deVirtmt of
ram iiNin .,- f
to them the decr ' f the Ce r.
Such had been their blindndss itruri
their c-nfidence, that they all evinced
ri wipfiie and dHappoiatment
contrast between the firmness and ra- '
signatian displayed by MM. - CHante. 8
auice and Guernon Raaville ai the .
leep affliction and humiliatioa of Pey-
ronnet and Polignjc. The lauter ca h
pecially heard with the utmost coaler- '
nation that part of the decree vhich
says tnt civu aeatn is invelv-jd in tho
sentence of transportation, hiring;.
the readtnir of the verdict the faur
prisoners kept silence, On5 sentence
was only uttered after wirds, and that
wai addressed by Chntelauie ta
Guernon RoviUi ,-... Well, my
frieml,'-.said he we ahill have plen
ty of leisure tj play at chess." ' fEb
bien, mon cher, nous aurans le temps
dcfairedaparlici (jCceAccj. .
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