' WKtTTEir TOM. THK SOOTIUII WIEIL.Y roST.l
HOW SWEET TO W ANDES THESE.
H.- L. HUNTER.
Deep down in the lonesome dell,
i Where the peeping violets grow ;
Where the oxdip's pearly bell,
Easiest of Spring flowers blow ;
Where the robin builds her nest,
And the little chirping wren,
Where the de'wy flowers are kissed,
With morning's silver mist,
How sweet to wander there!
When the hoary western hills,
WTith a glowing red are fringed;
' . And the little laughing rills, "
With a rose-like blush are tinged,
When the plains are in the shades, ;
And the hill-tops are in the sheen, -
When the many twinkling blades,
With the dew drops are arrayed,
How weet to wander there !
Du falTi, AugUHt, 1853.
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I am composed of 20 letters.
My 13,v14, 18, 14, was an Egyptian goddess.
2, 5, 19, 1 4, was the God 6f love.
8, 7, 19, 5, 6, the God of flowers.
12, 7, 13, 19, one of the Muses.
6, 1, 7, 10,; 13, 16, was one of the Graces.
"13, 17,-18, .14," was the goddess of the rainbow.
7, 10, 943,4, were domestic deities.
" 15, 16, 17, 14, was the God of war.
" 14, 4, 7, 2, 3, 6, was the moon goddess.
" 15, 18, 20, 19, 14, was a judge in the realm of
" 13, 17, 2, 11, 4, was one of the Season.
My whole was a brave General in the Revolution-
II. M. G.
Xew York, Sept. 5th, 1853.
The Women in Convention Oratoresses Bloomers The
genuine Temperance Convention Fog An ice-cream
Palace Owen's Ascent of Mont Blanc Jullien's Con
rertsA Magical Baton Illumination of the Crystal
Palace Brilliant effect Gaits " Bacchante" Motion and
Commotion Here, and there, Memoirs of Sir James
Mackintosh, by his son, American edition of the Aldine
Poets Hillard's "Six Months in Italy" The Pulpit in
the times of Louis the Fourteenth.
' My Dear Post, The most talked-of event of
the past week was the Woman's Temperance t-'on
vpution held in this city. It was called "All the-
'World's Convention," but unless two or three
score of "strong iniuded women " ami as many
weak -minded men abactors with a heterogeneous
inasssof all conditions of people, as spectators
cdns'titute "all the world" the name was certainly
a misnomer. I did not attend any of the sessions
of the Convention, for I had "other fish to' fry,"
as the old adage goes ; but the newspaper and
oral reports very generally agree in the represen
tations they make of them, and I am compelled to
conclud&Jthat they have resulted in no very great
deal of good to the cause they claim to promote.
The Rev. Antoinette Brown,' Lucy Stone, Lucretia
Mott, MWLily Bloomer and other she notabilities
were among the oratoresses of the Convention. A
considerable number of Bloomers have been seen
in our streets and in the corridors and courts of
the Crystal Palace but the sight has become too
' familiar to our eyes to attract much attention.
.'l This week the '.genuine World's Temperance
Convention holds" its meeting in this city, and the
great advocates of the cause are assembled in force.
I shall not overlook its proceedings when I make
up my next letter.
A remarkable fog has hung over New York for
some days past at times completely obscuring
the sky, and having the appearance of a thick rain
cloud. No rain has talleu but the mist of the
evening has been heavy. .- I was passing down
Broadway on Thursday night about 10 o'clock,
and the street at some distance before me s-emed
to be fuU-of a bright glow or haze, as if from a con
flagration at no great distance. It was produced
by the refracting and reflecting power of the fog
upon the thousand gas lights which line our great
thoroughfare. It Was upon that occasion that I
. dropped in with a friend from the South, at Tay
lorV new ice-cream saloon of which I think I
said something to your readers just prior to its
opening, ine eneci oi me sioou uv g" nym.
very beautiful. The numerous large mirrors on
the walls multiply to an indefinite extent the vis
tas of the room, and the richly decorated ceilings
and gilded columns glitter in the light of innumer
able burners with a dazzling brilliancy. ' Add to
all this glare, the motion of a thousand figures iu
gay apparel and you may have some faint idea of
the scene in the saloon at night. One would sup
pose that with so much external seductive splendor,
the quantity and quality of the viands and confec
tions might lack somewhat of the excellence of
those furnished in less pretentious saloons wjthout
. provoking the notice or, at least, the discontent of
the visitor. It is not so however. - At no saloon
in the city can you obtain a move delicious and
abundant ice, or any other delicacy, than at Tay
lor's It is therefore not to be wondered at that
the saloon is perpetually thronged. Nor is this
the case at night only. Hundred's of ladies are in
the daily habit of lunching there- and it is not un
common for individuals and some familes to occu
py furnished lodgings and to procure all their
meals at this famous and magnificent- saloon ;
which is quite as .much one of the sights and lions
, of the metropolis as, the Crystal Palace itself.
Apropos, of the sights of New York. There has
been a very delightful entertainment furnished to
our citzens and to strangers for months past, under
, the name of Otoen's Alpine Ramblest For up
wards of a hundred uights it has drawn crowded
houses, but the pressure of my engagements hin
dered me from visiting it "until last " week, when I
was induced to accompany some friends. ' I do not
know when t have been more entertained for two
hours than I was in listening to Mr. Owen's very
graphic account of bis Alpine tour, and in witness
ing the beautiful and faithful pictures of the Alpine
scenery, exhibited in the manner, of a panorama.
Mr. Owen is a humorist, and he encountered in his
'.- tour several extraordinary characters who figure
most amusingly in his description of his journey to
Mount Blanc. The ascent itself was a passage too
grand and too terrible for jesting, and the spectator
and auditor almost holds his breath as the adventurous-narrative
proceeds to its sublime climax of
height and interest.
Let your readers, my dear Post bear in mind
this my richly merited tribute of praise to " Ow
erC ascent of Mount Blanc" and should it happen
during the coming or future winters, that they have
an opportunity to witness it, let them not fail to do
so, it they would be delighted, instructed and
The. concerts of M. Jullien have already created
such a musical mania among us, as the city
has not wituessed since the departure of Jenny
Liud. Castle 'Garden is crowded nightly to its ut
most capacity, and the universal testimony of those
who go, is that "such wonderful music was never
before heard in this great city." The magic baton of
the great conductor seems not only to inspire and
C -ntrol his vast orchestra, but also the vaster rnuhi
tudeof absorbed, excited listeners. They are swayed
by a common impulse of delight and wonder as the
waves of delicious melody roll successively over
them, steeping eyery sense in ecstacy.. Such sym
phoniessuch floods of wonder-stirring, sound as
Jullien's band pour out upon the multitude, must
be heard to be imagined ! I verily believe, that you
might pick ten thousand of the most ignoraut and
uncultivated men that the backwoods can furnish,
and if they could be suddenly transported where
they could see M. Jullien's jewelled baton, flashing
like a meteor in the air, and hear the soul-stirring
music of the "Star Spangled Banner," as his in
imitable orchestra render it they would rise as
one man in a perfect ecstacy of excitement and de
light. Talk of Orpheus and the dancing rocks
the fable grows tame when you listen to Jullien's
On Friday the Crystal Palace was opened to the
public for the first time at night. It was quite an
era in the chronicles of the exhibition, and one
which has afforded the city press a fine opportuni
ty foi brilliant paragraphing. Over five thousand
gas-burners contributed to shed a blaze of light
over the vast area of the Palace, and the effect was
indescribably beautiful. The white statues, which
are distributed through all the naves, gleamed with
a purer lustre, and the subdued colour which pre
vails iii the interior of the building, too k a brighter,
if not a warmer tint, from the artificial brilliance
f which was diffused around.
Two or three thousand visiters roamed at will
through the bright courts, or in the long promenade
of ihe picture gallery. The great fountain, with its
crown of IbamingUud glittering water, made grate
ful music in the eastern nave of the Palace. The
instruments of music gave out melody which
seemed far sweeter than that of the day. The la
dies looked more beautiful, and the linen infinitely
finer! Excuse the unhappy juxtaposition but iii
good sooth it was irresistible. j
One of the most noticeable late additions to the
objects in the naves of the Palace, is a marble bust,
by a young Virginia .sculptor Mr. Alexander
"Galt. He ealls it "a Bacchante," and the joyous,
smiling face, with a coronal of grape-leaves above
it, justifies the name. It is a work of exceeding
beauty, not faultless, perhaps, to the eye of the
criticbut possessing so many unquestionable points
of the highest excellence, that even ill-natur-:-could
not titter, unqualified 'disapprobation, while the ge
nial and generous observer must accord to it the
heartiest praise. The sculptor is quite young and
exceedingly modest, but the future is open before
V him with a promise of renown, already beginning
to be reanzed. . V irginia should cherish his genius
and foster his admirable talent if she would be
just to him and to herself. .
I visited the. Machine Arcade this afternoon, and
found it a scene of motion and commotion.' The
two giant Engines which I spoke of in my last let
ter were in operation, and 4lie two long lines of
shafting were whirling swiftly and giving impulse
to various machines along the whole extent of the
Arcade which is 450 feet long. So easy is the
motion of the, engines that there' is scarcely a per
ceptible vibration in the floor of the hall. It is a
curious scene that complication of machinery
with its still mote complex motions here, a gold
beater's hammer tripping merrily upon the skin;
there, a prismatic turning lathe with a hundred
sharp edged chisels and knives set in as many diff
erent positions and entering a caveat to near ap
proach in any direction. Here, a rotary pump
pouring forth floods of water without intermission,
and there, a machine all made of iron ribs upon
which the flax is literally " broken on the wheel."
Here, a loom weaving checked Kerseymeres, and
there, a machine actually making type, which as it
falls down from the matrix may be handl d with
impunity. But i must not generalize any more.
and to enter into details I
have not space left.
There are, however, some machines of. which I shall
feel required to make particular notice hereafter.
I have a few books lying upon' my table which
before "they are dismissed to take their places upon
my. bookshelves, I must' briefly commend to the
notice of your readers. Chief among them is the
" Life of Sir James Mackintosh, by his son, Robert
James Mackintosh" the first American from the
second London Edition. It is comprised in two
octavo volumes from the cl ssical press of Little,
Brown, & Co., of Boston, and rivals in typograghi
cal elegance the beautiful London edition. The
character of Sir James Mackintosh needs, perhaps,
no eulogy from my pen to be duly estimated by
your readers. lie was unquestionably one of Eng
lad's best and wisest men, eminent alike in -jurisprudence,'
State politv, classical learning and pvac-
tical benevolence. His son has shown his filial
respect and love by making these memoirs the re
flection of his father's noble mind and exceljent
hea-t in the letters and journals w hich proceeded
from his busy pen, during a brilliant and memora
ble life. They are "-full of rare interest and while
they administer to the gratification of the reader,
they equally exalt his standard of judgment in
matters of vital importance. A more admirable
and symmetrical biography has not been lontribu--ted
to English Literature Svithin the present century.
From the press of the same publishers I have
. before me the first volume of their proposed reprint
of the renowned Aldine Edition of the British
poets embracing, over fifty volumes. The style is
fully up to the English standard while the price
is fifty per cent less-and now the scholar can eas
ily possess himself of the long coveted treasure.
They have commenced the series with Gray's po
etical works and the subsequent issues will be
Messrs. Ticknor, Reed fc Field, of Boston, have
just published a work of much excellence and in
terest. It is entitled "Six Months in Italt" and
is from the pen of Geo. S. Ilillard, Esq. It is no
hurried record of hasty impressions from still more
hasty observations; but is a careful and elegant
memorial' of the1 author's residence in that land of
beauty " La bella Italia." lie has happily blen
ded the picturesque with the grave the poetic
with the historic view, and we know of no work
whatsoever, which presents so comprehensive and
faithful a picture of Italy-as it is, as this before us.
Free alike from exaggerations and affectations it
is such a book as the general reader an i the student
may both approve and admire..?' p
I should like if I had space enough, to say more
than a few words of praise for a book published
some time since by Gould & Lincoln, of Boston,
and entitled ".The Preacher and the King" It is
a graphic and intensely interesting account of the
pulpit in the famous times of Louis XIV of France.
Bourdaloue, Bdssuet, Claude of Clarendon, Louis
le Grande, and others, are its heroes, so to speak ;
and to all classes religious or otherwise the book
presents extraordinary claims for admiration. I
need say no more to commend it I
To commend myself to the continued good will
of your kind readers, I will at once close this long
letter with the usual sign-manual of .
: Written for the Southon. Weekly Post.
EDUCATION OF THE BLIND. .
BT V. lt JOHNSON, M. D.
Ia a letter to W. D. Cooke, Esq.. P?1 l .
tionfor the Deaf and Dumb and the BlmdU'gf,
" Dear Sir: It has long since been. a convictipn
with me, that a more efficient mode could be adopt
ed for conveying ideas to the blind than the one
now in use, that of raised letters. This unfortu
nate clas merits our warmest sympathies in the
afflictive dispensation of Providence visited upon
them, and their helpless condition calls in silent,
yet heartfelt tones to those blest with the priceless
sense of sio-ht around them, to exerci.-e their facul
ties in their behalf.
All ideas of the form of words representing cer
tain sound of which the mind takes cognizance,
must be conveyed to the mind of the blind student
through-the sense of touch. It need scarcely be
said, even to the general reader, that this is done
by the student running his finger over raised let
ters stamped or pressed upon thick paper. j Thus
in passing the finger over the letters, II E A I),
he at length receives the idea that, it siguifes the
uppermost part of the human frame. By labori
ous repetition the teacher of the blind succeeds in
conveying all the words of the -language -in writ
ten use to his student. Now, this is necessarily a
very tedious process the mechanical form of the
Roman letters being complex, renders it tedious
and difficult for the beginner to recognize ttietr
form upon touch. And here is where, to our mind,
there might be an improvement.
Telegraph operators discard the common alpha
bet in their transmission of intelli ence from one
city to another, and an alphabet constructed .upon
a plan similar to their simple lines and dots certain
ly would be far preferable to the blind stuj
dent, if he had his choice, to the complex.-erook
ed letters now in use.
For instance let us take the first eight letters of
th alphabet, and underneath them write certain
new signs representing the letter immediately above
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, II.
. - 1 ) (
The reader will at once see that the sense of
touch would more readily take cognizance of asin
gle.dot . as representing the sound of A, than it
would of the three geometrical lines forming that
letter, and so of others in the scale abve, which
niight, be extruded throughout, and even further
fiuiplilied, reserving te dots, and their various
combinations for the vowels. To illustrate our
views : '
Let such an alphabet as the one alluded to be
adopted, simple as it can be made in every part, and
place it in the hands of a blind child let him be
told that the . is called A, the B. ecc. In an in-
credibly short time these facts will be impressed
unon his mind lierer to be forgotten : and with
books so printed, or lather impressed, his advances
in learning would necessarily be more rapid. In
order that the reader may test the practicability ot
this mode we will give him an example from the
above, which he can solve by referring to the
same. What does this spell according to the scale I
( ; . ); : 1 ( i'. :
Ibis is sufficient for an example, and by blending
with a simplified alphabet of this chaacler the
sounds, or a portion of the sounds contemplated by
the Phonetic system of letters, sure we are that iu
the Institutions for the blind, the labor would be
materially diminished with teachers, and the grati
tication of the sightless " pifpiis
M .-- -. .-' .l,o-V
rapid progress. I may advert to this subject again
Miss Leslie on Slang.--" There is no wit,"
says the author of the Behaviour Book, "in a la
dy to speak of taking a Snooze,' instead of a nap
-r-in calling pantaloons 1 pants," or gentlemen
'gents,' in saying of a man whose dress is getting
old, that he looks 'seedy,' and in alluding to an
amusing anecdote, or a diverting incident, to say
that it is ' rich.' All slang words are detestable
from the lips of ladies. We are always sorry to
hear a young lady use such a word as ' polking,'
when she tells of having been engaged in a certain
dance too fashionable not long since ; but, happily,
now it is fast going out, and almost banished from
the best society. To her honor, be it remembered,
Queen Victoria has prohibited the polka being
danced in her presence. How can a genteel girl
bring herself to say, 'Last njght I was polking
with Mr. Bell,' or 4 Mr. Cope came and asked me
to polk with him.' Its coarse and ill-sounding
name is worthy of the dance. We have little tol
erance for young ladies, who, having in reality nei
ther wit nor humor, set up for both,' and, having
nothing of the right stock to go upon, substitute
coarseness and impertinence (not to say ..impudence)
and try to excite laughter, and attract the atten
tion of gentlemen, by talking slang. Where do
tliey ;fcet Hf now ao tney pick it up 5 rom; low
from low companions ! We have heard one of
, 1 11- 1 1 , J .
these ladies, when her collar chanced to be pinned
awry, say that it was put on drunk also, that her
bonnet was drunk, meaning crooked on her head.
When disconcerted she was 'floored.' When sub
mitting to do a thing unwillingly, 'she was brought
to the scratch.' Sometimes 'she did things on the
sly.' She talked of a certain great vocalist ' sinc
ing like a beast.' She believed it very smart and
piquant to use these vile expressions. It-is true,
when at parties, she always had half-a dozen gen
tlemen, about her ; their curiosity being excited as
to what she would say next. And yet she was a
woman of m ny good qualities; and one who
boasted of having always 'lived in society.'"
Improved Life Preserving Apparatus! An im
provement in iipp iratus for preserving life in case of
t-hipwreck, or other similar contingency, has been
made by V. R. Phipps,of Farmingham, Massachusetts.
The ohject of the invention consists in attaching
propellers or paddles .to the feet of persons thrown
into the water, to be used in connection with the usual
life-preserving apparatus around the body; the paddla
is so constructed that when the foot of the person is
moved forward it does not act upon the water, hut,
when moved in the contrary direction, it falls down
at right angles to the bottom of the foot, ana acts
upon the water like a p.iddle. It is hung by a hinge
to the foot-place, and serves to balance the body
when in the water, as well as to assist in moving in
any desired direction. By means of this apparatus
and the common life-preserver a person may walk
rapidly in the water without inconvenience or danger.
Measures have been taken to secure a patent.
A Man Shot bv a Snake. A letter in the Phila
delphia Ledger states that, a few days ago, a man
named Loum::n, storekeeper in Siddonsburr, York
county, was out gunning, when he discovered a large
snake, and in order quickly to secure it from running
away, he placed the butt of Ills rifle, loaded with a
ball at the time, upon the body of the snake, with his
hand directly across the muzzle. The snake, m its
writhing to free itself, coiled around the gun stock,
and with one of his eoils struck the hammer, which
was down upon the cap at the time, hard enough to
discharge the gun, the contents of which entered the
hand near the wrist, and, in a diagonal direction, came
out between the junction of the little finger and the
one next to it. Happily no bones were broken.
Admiral bia George Cockbcrk died recently in
England, at the advanced age of 82 years. He will
be remembered m the United States by his operations
u-pon our Atlantic coast during the last war with Great
Britain. He also commanded the vessel which bore
Napoleon to St. Helena.
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CALVIN H. WILEY. , I
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There is nothing that strikes an intelligent for
einer, when traveling through the United States,
with more surprise and amazement than the num
ber of our newspapers. Next 'to our Christianity
aud our free form of government, they are. the most
powerful; element ot our progressive civilization.
We owe it to them that our people, though not
excelling in learning and refinement, are in fact the
most intelligent of all modern nations. The wealth v
and privileged classes in England or Germany, are
perhaps better acquainted with books and better
skilled in matters of tnste, than the same classes
among ourselves; but the masses of the people, with
us, exhibit to the observation of travelers a tami!-
iar5tv witll pilb;ic affairs and a degree of g n. ral
information, which ahvavs excites their astonishment
aud admiration. The school, the pulpir, and the
newspaper, are the agencies to which this j-uperior-ity
is due, and it is in the general diffusion of the
latter especially, that ours differs from all other
Newspapers are not productive of unmingled
gc"d. Like all other human agencies they are
subject to evil influences, and are often perverted to
mischievous purposes. Several classes of them are
unfortunately susUined in the United States, whose
I tlli.tr v ' V,,V. -VUCWMJS . fc-U JStJlLOltP'
people. Those controlled by unprincipled party
politicians are the most numerous, and but for the
fact that the two great parties neutralize their elfects,
would operate most disastrously upon the interests
of the country. It is astonishing how many of
these lying and slandering sheets are liberally sus
taine 1 by the party prejudices to which they habit
ually appeal. Multitudes of our reading 'people
contribute freely, and without reflecting upon the
consequences, to the support of a class of men whose
whole aim is to vilify and abuse the opposite paity,
right or wrong, for the purpose of pleasing their
own. Unfortunatelv for our conntrv. this corps of
fottl-mothed defamers is rapidly increasing, and is
liberally rewarded for the base employment to
which their lives are so ardently devoted. There
are many gentlemen engaged in the. labors of the
political press to whom of course such a description
cannot apply ; but who does not know, that there
are also many of the opposite class
The sectarian press is also controlled by two dif
ferent classes of men. Many of them are the salt
of the country, and are toiling with all the ardor
of a sincerely pious zeal to propagate among their
fellow-citizens the precepts of the Prince of Peace.
i To them all honor and praise is due for their " labor
of love." But there are also so-calied religious pa
pers, whose conductors seem to think it their calling
to keep up controversy among brethren, and to cut
up the present multitude of sects into smaller sec
tions composed of narrow-minded bigots like them
selves. Others, under the mask of religion, are
busily 'employed in undermining our institutions
and endeavoring to erect the throne of a foreign
despot upon the ruins of the republic. The people
of the United States ought to watch with jealous
vigilance these enemies of their liberty.
Besides all these, each particular humbug that
rules the hour, each little band of fanatics or con
spirators against the peace 'and good order of the
State, musf have its organ, which is expected to
give currency to its novelties by loud and reiterated
proclamations of opinion.
But notwithstanding this black cloud of mischiev
ous newspapers with which our country is flooded,
we believe that, on the whole, the influence of our
public press is incalculably beneficial, and that un
der its constant operation our people are; rapidly
progressing in intelligence, virtue, and prosperity.
Its effect is, beyond a doubt, to propagate truth,
expose error, arid to enlighten, wherever 'it pene
trates, the minds of the people. Truth is confirm
ed by its general testimony, and error .becomes
apparent in, the controversy to which it leads: There
are few of our papers which advocate vice, o,r deride
virtue, that scoff at reli ;ion, or cc ntend fordespolic
principles., Pul lie opinion, with annanimity which
reflects honor upon the American character, com
pels them to appear at least the friends and sup
porters of sound morals aud good, institutions.
Maryr of the more useful papers we have belong
to the;class of Family Papers. They are so 'con
ducted as to convey to the readers some information
uo.ii ery orainary source of intelligence. ' They
are not tied down to one idea, but designed to
multiply ideas in the circle of their influence. All
classes, old- and young, male and female, all the
individuals in a large family who can read; are ex
pected to read the Family Paper, and care Is taken
to meet their wants w its columns. In some back
woods communities, it is considered the peculiar
business of the male head of the household to read
fhe papers, andhe generally confines his inquiries
to the state of politics, the crops or the markets;
but in the more improved parts of fhe country we
find a habit of reading quite general among the
young and the female members of the family and
to them the Family aper is invaluable. . , -
We: desire to see in North Carolina an increasing
taste for instructive papers not only Jfor our own,
but for others. It would afford a gratifying evi
dence of the advancement of her people in educa
tion and intelligence. They do not yet support
! such papers half as liberally as the1 people of most
j of the Northern States, and they must either pat
ronize them more extensively, or continue to lag
I lazilv in the rear, the slow and distant followers of
i a more energetic race.
! I1 A late number of. the Richmond Dispatch con
i tains an! admirable editorial article upon the defects
of ' the "Southern Press," which we
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, would gladly cony if we had room. W e fully agree
; J W
j with our observant cotemporary, that our boutliern
i papers are deplorably deficient in domestic intelli-
: gence, and too depeudent upon Northern publica-
i tions for the materials that fill their columns. If
i , . , ..
, .- unC jFnj.cio ..o.v. -
distance, we must industriously procure from neigh
boring sources as much information as we can ob
tain, and instead of ringing everlasting changes
upon stale, dry, theoretical subjects, be constantly
on the alert to bring new facts to light, or to make
use of special occasions-to stimulate our fellow-citizens
to greater life and energy.
We think that v Family Papers" of the right
tii- x . .u
sort are much wanted among us to promote these
objects. There are some now afloat which are con
tributing much to the growth aud progress of the
Sputh, but there should be more still, liberally sus
tained by a people thirsting for useful information,
af;d determined to put up no longer wijh the per
petual repetition of the same old thread bare polit
ical articles which are copied and recopicd intermi
nably. The Disjmteh concludes its timely remarks with
the following paragraphs, which we consider worthy
of serious consideration : v -
The Northern press, with all its faults, is an 'engine
j of power. It has t;.ken the lead in every improvement
and even- en'erpn-e. The thought 'which springs to
day Tilde and ill-defined in the mind of an editor, is
flung forth, and thousands examine and sift and con-
I sider it. The result is progress. The pres has done
j more for the North than any one agency which could
j be n.-'nu-d, and will continue to do so while men retain
I the faculty of dunking. It h;is bni't more cities, ca
j rials and railroads, than all ihe legislators in the hind.
How are towns built up, business directed to particular
! points, and prosperity insured to tiding communities?
! By the pn-ss, w hich talks to twenty or a hundred
j thousand men every morning. If a spot h.-s adv,-.n-I
taiges. sny so, and the world will not be slow to hear.
! But the sleepy, lumbering process of getting out each
j day, a certain number of quare inches of rags and
lainp-black in;k and paper w ithout x Terence to local
adar;eement, (fir to any impression to be m.-.de upon
the woild. is t4 us most abhorrent. When we have
no higher aim Khan to publish a paper for the sake of
publishing it, or for the nit re profit f doing so, we
shrill re ire.to give place to better men.
We do trust that the Southern press will, ere long,
pay more attention to home affairs, and assert its dig
nity and its power. It is easy, we know, to float along
npon Northern bhdders, "as idie as a painted ship
ujfon a painted ocean," but the course is fraught with
danger, and devoid ot promise f.r the future. Let but
iht&Olli.i&r ncest hoi'imm-kflmiilliinff ii.,.
mere echo of the North. : nd we f-h dl consider that a
new era has arrived in-our historv
OUR COLORED P0PTJEATI0N.
. j We learn with pleasure, from various sources, that
the moral and religious improvement of this class
of our population is progressing in some parts of
our southern country with evident success. We
cannot too earnestly commend the pious"ze:d wiih
which some of the best friends of the South and
thie Afrjcan race are laboring tor this important ob;
ject. We have never doubted that they we re placed
in our hands by I Mvine Providence 'for this verv
purposei and if our people would generally view it
in -that light, and enter still more heartily upon the
system of means necessary to its accomplishment,
there would be no necessity to contend witlj the
abolitionists any longer. Our deeds of missionary
mrcy would forever refute them.
The Bible is in our opinion the best means that can
be used to render our colored people useful, faithful
and contented. We ai'e. therefore, in favor of the
frequent inculcation of its precepts upon them by
competent persons, especially by tlie ministrv, and
wish we could see a better system pursued in our
own community for their regular instruction fn
!fU .mi.,; v t,.. 1 1 . ,
1 u,v f"1!"1- ue;uu 11 remarKed, some-
times, that pious negroes arc - more worthless than
any other class. This is certainly a mistake.
Nothing but an imperfect view of the influm -e of
Christian truth could lead to such a coudusion.
Too many of them, we know, disgrace their pro
fession by idleness and dishonesty ; but this only
proves that they know very little understandinglv
of the requirements of their faith. It is necessary
to enlighten them with care upon the awful sanc
tions that attend it. Many white people-have more
rengion in 'the head tlran in the heart; it is the
reverse with the negro. Both parties need refor
mation, because it requires an enlightened mind and
a purified spirit to make a good christian.
It may be said that they already enjoy abundant
opportunities of hearing instruction of the best
kind from the pulpits of our different churches.
True; but do they comprehend it? We fear the
great mass of them have very little perception of
of the truth conveyed in our usual Sundav dis
courses. The style and d U'tltHl whiMi cort-A tit flm
same time to please and edify a white congregation,
are altogether above the reach of multitudes of
colored hearers, who appear to listen with respect
tuk interest. They may admire the minister for
"talking Dick" so fluently, but derive little
benefit from what he says.
It is the custom now in many places for preachers
in connection with our various denominations, to ad
dress the black population at regular intervals
throughout the year. It ought to be more com
mon. Our white congregrations ought to be willing
to dispense with the services of their pastors on such
occasions, and to allow them a certain number
Sabbaths in the year, a part of which might be de
voted to the instruction of their servants in
leading doctrines and precepts ot the Bible. -
would be quite as much religion in such self-denial,
as in listening to sernlons themselves.
Where did it rnmj Vv. 9n T t
i ' " j m oraer to pave
Ill-selves the trouble of answering the above ques
tion for every person we meet, when we wear our
Neit Hat down street, we say once for all, it came
frcp the beautiful store of Messrs. Evans & Cooke,
wnere you can procure one from the same lot.
The Spiritual Telegraph, a W,. . 1
of which we have spoken before, ct l
last number, a long article headed " 0d?S 1
... f--i'v' niiL' in ul .. -vr
Jms which surna H
we have lately seen for bold anlr?
ity. It is, throughout, an impi0U8, i J8'.'4
assault upon the Holv Scrii.inr'''
upon tne Holy Scriptures T,
accusations and contemptible
course unworthy of a decent rHf,...- V
lice however, one insidious attempt (o
prejudices of the ignorant against the
deserves to be particularly noticed it -to
make use of the general aversion ,)fp-
for the doctrine of par.al iit'al!il,:.i..
selves. It undertakes to show tint ,w 1
view of the infallibility of the .sl-riUN 1
ouioun, iiiuciiLt-u irom.tiie Cit! r
o n A mirht tr a A .! .-.Cn rA n .
0.. v, uc-jpmcu oy ail tilil l;
the present day. We, onlv tw;. .,.
nttpintit. to show tliA
tency. Here are. men contending
oapnuctncnis anruinet fluv i., P., 1 l:i :i-.
who are themselves constantlv
I'llStin,; . I
v . w.v. oi common,
blesf The Word of God is. a string "0f
but the testimony of & Utile taWk i i
with the highest respect from rat:
-v t new.
ii eo ;
t'The Post will, next week, be vjr
to a considerable extent. The 1
! determined to change the plan of it
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the advertisements, and evervthincr ,,t I
business character, will be transferred t ai
dix, which will accompany the 'WtWe -f '
under the name of the Socthkun y,.., .."
To the nadcr, this -arrangement wi'j
Wast eight additional columns of . r.;id,n''r
and must enhance the value of the V
Family Paper, in proportion.
To business men, the Adrcrtis-.r will ;
number of advantages, to which the
the commercial 'community ;is particulaur in--It
will contain a great varietv of advent-,
already secured, valuable tables f,,r ref-rr-i ,
ports of the stale of the markets, and
business notices of every description, lo tion'
along with the Post, and through i.;i'(-r.
liels, will be large and constantly im.ru
will therefore constitute an extensive a!
medium, and a most convenient littie pp-r v
ofiiee and counting room, as well a tor
class of country merchants and fnrmers.
precisely such information as its p.-iow,
As no increase is to be made iu the ii"e.
scription, w,e hope this ( tfort to Mciumudf
public will be liberally encouraged.
LUCY STONE'S CONVENTION
The " whole world's Conwntiou' mtavr
Maine Law, which -commenced itssi. .
York on the 1st ivfstant, wits v .-ry fuh. a : li
ter half" of UJMukind were there tn i;it t -Women
in rjjp'nfs, and men who should Imve:'
L oA in vutt',inAI ni.iu.ur ii l.-n ..li..
Uinities afforded them to edify tlicciiti
the stand, and to have rivaled one Him r
c.xtravfigant oratory in which tin v indii.
richer farce has seldom bt en pei formed eti -theatre.
Barnum, one of the ine-t p.
speakers, has no doubt exercised his tisiinl
itv in collecting tlie menagerie of !'.t t"
his own "Happy Kainilv," so wt ll ki e;.
who have visited his Museum, coiiid net!--creditable
to his inimitable skill in the .tr '
bugging the public. : Horace (iividv. aic; t
Antoinette Brown, were also in th ir ch-iii ' ;
admirably sustained the profoi'inl ah-ur'i
occasion. The pro"ce dings throughout. ;i
have been conducted with an utter disref.
oistiiu tions of sex and the decent pi";r '
nature, and n: wonder that the ;nit!intv
lation and the dictates of common sense rr
den under f. ot. The resolutiorjs they aif
the natural offspring of the unnatural ti
which they were generated.
W We insert with pleasure the wide-'
tion of our friend Dr. W. M. Johnson, in rf'
: the construction of an alphabet for the blind-
m j articles as liave.a benevolent and useful
very acceptable. "We can onlv say, in rtfcr'
his proposed improvement, that similar effort
bejen made in England and elsew here witho
cess. The subject has long engaged the atK1
of instructors of the Blind, and various pla3
been proposed to accomplish the desired i"
The character used at Boston .is now jrcnera in
ferred in the L'nited States, and the Convex -
Instructors of the Blind lately h'l J in
gave it, we believe, a nearly unanimous a;'!:K
It has this great advantage over all others.
occupies a small space, and is at ihe ?zm'
easily read, by printers and teachers. (--ri'j
pondent will find an interesting article on ti
ject in a late- number of. Dickens' H1
THE STATE AGRICULTURAL FA$
We learn that rooms have already been - s
at some of our Hotels, by persons from t-"
parts of the State, who design to be Presnt.
Agricultural Fair, to be held on the l8th
ber. A very full attendance is expect
hope this, will be the commencement 01
Agricultural Fairs, the beneficial influences
will be felt throughout tlie length and bn
our State, We J would suggest to tnc .
teud to send ai
Secretary of the State Agricultural Society
intention etwtfVinrr dm article to be seDt"
ucies ior cauii"" 7 ,
will aitokia tu ,;itn tn make the n
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arrangements for their reception.! j
. It will ho trrl that articles for -
will be transported to and from Kaleign. J
Kalergh and Gaston, and tne v"'u,u
leigh Railroads, free.
Slave case at INorfolk. r-
XT r-11 TT 11 daVPS. vhO
missed ly tueir owners riu...s
were discovered on Thursday the isi -the
British ship Samuel, Capt. Morns,
it is inougru uy some ui v- ,
- ti -..i. i -pprovered j
man aiso was suoseuuenvo
same, vessel. Cantam Morris was
mitted, and the matter was to undergo