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>Oj. ¦-: ^¦.,.,*sa;-'-.--.»-«.--¦.. m iPIf Wf Hi #li2iitr1itr^ •iias PUBLISHED EVERY WEDiVESDAY AND SATimOAY, AT FOUR DOLLARS PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. BY E. VVATERMAN. ©EanqETowN, s. c. Wednesday, may 26, i84i VOL. I..... KO 22. LOVE OF HOME. In the pursuit of happiness, in which all are, to a greater or less degrefo- engaged we nol unfrequently overlook the source of the purest, and most substauiiul of sAl earth's joys. We rove far, Tiid toil hard for that which may, most easily, he obtain¬ ed at our own firesides. Home is.tbe con- geni-at soil ofthe purest affetti(')l'i.'*, and the noblest virtues of the heart. Why lias •iod filled the earth wkh these litrfe ijahds of united iiK^ividuals, callct! ^rnilies, if he had not. in this arinti^euieHt, diAiigned to piomollie'tii'e virtues ami the happiness of men. If there lie any filing that will soothe the agitating -iJasbions of tlw souL: whic-h will calm that lurbulen. c of feeling vvhich ihe din uikI bttstle of tbe world sufrequem ly excite, it is the soothing »fluence cif a' cheeiful fireside. Ifyou vvould find the noblest specimens of human natui-e'—if you would lhi(J vvaiin 8y*ipaihy. and ovoi- itowing kindness, most bai-nioniouoly uni¬ ted vvith'-CiihyiclAing integrity, with muHty independence, you niusi go to tlie man whose aflfections luie him to the serene eujuyinentH (if domestic life; who goes out into the world to discharge his duties, and huties, himto bis quiet home for happi¬ ness and reposi). Waaliington was tuni- Vientiy such a man. It was lus attachment for piivaie life, his fondness for the seclu¬ sion of his own family, his love for Mount \' ehiOiii which preserved him from ambi- tiaus unhallowed aspirings, and gave him 6 place in the heart ol" ffveVy Artlericaii. The feelings aud aftlsctions which are una¬ voidably cheiis'hed by the kifltience* ofdo- tnestic life, are totally at variaijce vvith the t'.nvyingSj and jealousies, and .towei ing ambition which hava scattered desolation over the World, aud have sent" weeping aud rnourniiig to so mahy families. -Home is tlie citaxJel in which we select our weu-, pons, und ^'ivd on ibc armor which shilK foilrty Us against tho tentpta'iiiills of the world': '^nd it is with ibe utmost diliicul^' tliut ai»y »>ne can aci.)uii;ie or lelaiu ilii^.^u. feelings of symputliy , ot goiiei'n,sity, of en"- lurgod pbilaiilbropy, which alliines adorn our species, if tbeie be ndt the influence. of home to give birth to these ufteciioNs and lo uuriure llifcnl. 1 hb v\-isdi;ui of God is niOiil miinite.;lly exhibited in the I'ostruinl which home almost iu'«vitably lliFows a- lound us. You can liaidly find ki tlib World an abandiined man, who has hot a- Iiapdohed the jilt's of domestic life. Theie is something in the very a'traesiiheie vvhich surrounds the family heailh, wiiich wih not alhiw vice tu luxur'iute there. Ifyou wish to fihd the profligato and the degra¬ ded, you must turn away fiom that h ily sancluaiy, aud seek them in hauuts oikifO- velry. On tho other ha;id if "you fi<id a yonng man who does not love home, wlrose taste is formed for othei joys, who can see no happiness in.the serene enjoyment of the domestic circle, you may depend upon it h« is not to bo trusted. And the unfor- tunaie being who is bound to him by wed¬ lock must pass her solitary evening?,weep¬ ing ovfcr her husband's violated vows. Bui he who has in early life, actjiihed a fmid- jiess for fireside joys, and whose heart is pantiiig for a home ofhis own, will find that joys bloom bi-ightly enough thcie, to lillurehis prescencc. lie will go out into tho world to do his business, an^ Btime Viack to his home for his rest and his joy. He will liayejio inducement to seek plea¬ sures iti scenes of temptation antl vice. R' ,a p'lreii't w«uld cheri.sh principles of virtue in the bosoms of fcis children, lie triust en- deavorto smround home with those charms, which will call baclMheir'hearts, when ex¬ posed to the cares atid le'ftiptatioitis ofthe world. There is now a young ineti, who ip a vverithei-beaten saikiV, pursuing whaltJ's iu thu Pacific Ocean. A few years siFce, he was the child of indulgence, and in the elegant jiaities of his fither's house, he saw the most refilled company tlve eountry could affcrrd. A few months since, in one ofthe seaports in this c-uintry, he entered a (ftiire, utid said to the clerks, while weep¬ ing like a ciiild,—'Can you not give trie som'e work to do? I have spent every ceui of my wages, and am almost starved.' 'fhe clerk accompanied 'him down upon the wharf, and engaged him a few hours woilrin rolling barr Is of oil. The cleik, who had known this young man uuder the very dii}vrcnicii'«umstancus ofhis foimer years, said to him^ "^What vvould your sjster think, if she should, see you, so dis.sipated and wretched.' He sternly replied. 'Don't mention my sistei 's name to me. I cannot bear tn^u and sec her; you ought not to mention her to Such awrptch as I.' His heart, degiadcd by every scene of vice, was still suii.-iiiive ai the recollection of a virtuous h<imo. Aud tliis recollection wus the only i estraitit he felt, I cannot cinceive auy influences, iu- de])endenily ofthose principles of^religiou; which make us new creatHtes in Chiiit Jpsus, calculated to produce so powerful an impression in pre.serviug from sin, and in-guiding to purity atjd peaee.i—Boston Ch.Reg". . ^ #¦ VVlU.SKi-Y AiM> Till. MONKEV. * During a recent series of meetiii'^ hi N. l''oik city, bne of the iffitogates from the Ualtiiil*i-e T(^m]ierance r^ociely, lela'teil the f'.illiiwing:—[ v\-e cojiy fioin the Am. Temp. lJnion.]-^_n'ce/i/y Meacnget.' iSir. Pidlai'd concluded ihe iTietJtiug. H'e said he was -a kind of old liutchei to liring uji the rear. So much ^ud been' said, he scarce knew what to talk ahoul. Hut tbeic was one thiim ho would talk ti bout, find aUvays"inteniled to. For fifteen years be was iu tliogutte , tho watch-house tbe-jail, ahd, if he had had justice dmu! him, had once been in ihe I'leuitentiaiy. Ho had seen as much miseries of drunk¬ enness as J oihaps any man, uud he vva.~ now determined if possible to prit Jihvn alcohol and-drive it out of the ciiuntry; Men boasted that lliey were not drunk¬ ards, but only moderate drinkers. He did OMve, but he believed that if six glas¬ ses made a man- a drunkuid,'Im who drunk one glass was at least dtie i fxth of a drunkard. Men would got drunltorM'e (JU' twicti-and not call themselves- drunk¬ ards, and then they would got drunk a- gain. They had uot the abhorrence of die thin «, and they had self-control of the beast. Ih his (4rinking> days ho wus tint compaaion ofa man down in Aiino Arun¬ del county, who hjid a Monkey which he valued at a thousand dollars. "We always took hiin out OB our chcsuitt parties. He shook all our cheshiite for us, and when he could not shake them off he wrtuld go to the,very end ofthe limb and knock them off wirh kis fist,. This vvas groat spoil for us. One day wn stopped at a tavero and drank freely. About a half a gliias of whiskey w%s left, and .1 ack took tbe glass und drank it all up. Soon he was merry, skipped, hopped, and danced^ and set ijs all in a roar of laughter, lack was drunk. W'e all agreed, Ax of utf, .that we wctsld come to the tavpm next day and get Jack drunk again, and have spc^rt all day. I called ih the morniug at my friend's ho\ise. We went out for Jack. Instead of being as usual on his box, he .was t)ut to be suen. x-V'e looked insde and h»- wus crouched up in a heap.ir-Come out here, said his masier. Jack ckrne out on three l.eg~', liis fore paw Was ou his head. Jack had the headache.I kiie.v what was the matter wi(h him. He felt just as 1 had felt many a morniug. Jack wru sick and couldn't go. So vve put ofl" thre'e days.—We then met, aiid while drinking, a glass was pro vided for Jack. But where was hi ?— Skuikingaround behind thechaiis. Come here, Jack, said his mastgr, and drink ludding out tbe glass tu him. jack re- ireated, and as ihe door opened he split out, and in a moment was oi) the top of ^iio house. His master went out and ¦md sailed him down. He got a c<i>y-skin md shook it at hitn. Jack sal on th'' lidge pole aud vvould not coniq.. His m.usier got a gull and piTinied at liim A r^io-.ikey is inijch ofiuid of a gun. .JacJ; slip]ied over Hie buck side of the roof. His niaaiei then got two guns and planted one on each aide ()f th'e hou.-e, when the m'lnkey see¬ ing his bad predicameni, at once wuipped upon tho (ihiiniiey aii(), doWi) ia -oQe of, the flues, holding (in by his fou* paws- I'bat man kept that monkey twelve years and "could rttevfer get hiift to taste oiie diop fif whisk y. The beast had more sense than a man, who has an imniortal s(*ul and things hiiiiself the first, and ought to think himself the first of all creation. Mr fVniaid addressed himself to the youth, aud ill* ^lew of bis example urged them all to si^ the total abstiiieriCe pledge wbilQ ihey Were young. Bbch Was the den;*© cfoTvd that Jione could ^ii'ne up to :igu the pledge. A few papers were circuUlod, und ioO nuniea jivere obtained. il.iri.o u»' t^i.\.u.'.^jL. Tho fullovviiig are the I'jiles oi' interest- in ifie ^a.t^s und Terrkociesuf the Union logether wilh the ]iuiiiabiiiunt of uaury. It IS a valuable staieineut, aud sliould Oe pittSKived. .« .. > - Muiuu, li por cent,: foifijit the debt or claim. New Hampshire, 6 per cent: foifeit of Cliiue times the uuiuunl uuluwt'uily lakeu. Voinnint, 6 per cent: lucuvery inac¬ tion' with cost, Ma.ssAchusetts, 6 per cent: forfeit of hree-lbld the usury. Rhode l.slund, li per cent: forfeit ol tbe liioiiey and inlerest on the debt. Connecticut, 6 per cent: forfjiit irf tin) whole debt. N^w York, 7 per cent: foi foil of the whole debt. Now J orsoy, 6 per cent; forfeit of the vvhole debt. ! Pennsylvania, 6 per cent: forfeit ofth* vvhole debt. Delaware, 6 per cent: forfeit of the wholi debt. Mar, land, 6 per (•»nt: on tobacco chti' tracts 8 per cent. Usurio'n contracts void. Virginia,6yer cent: forfeit doublilhV usury taken. ]|«forth Carolina, 6 per ceht^ C<^ntraCt§ f<*r Usury void-i forfeit double the uaury. South Carohfia, 7 percent: Forfeit for interest and premium taken vlnth Ciisitis to debtor. Georgia, 8 per cent: forfeit of thr«« tithes the usuVyand contract void. Alabama, 8 per cont: forfeit oif interest and usury. Mississippi, 8 per cent: by contract aa high as 10—-usury recoverable io action of debt. ^ Loursaria, 5 per cent: bank interest 6 : conveoiional-Vas higl)- as 10: boyond eontract void. Tennessee, 6 per cent: usuriou* coft* tract void. Kentuckey, 6 per cent: usury be ri. covered.-with cost; Ohio, 6 per cent: usurious contract voii Indiana, <> per certl: on written agree- ment may go on tis high as 10 : penalty of usury a fine of double the excess. IhiiKjis, 6 per cent: thiee fold amount of the whole interest. Missouri, 6 per cent: by agreement, ail high as 10: if bieyond, forfeit ofthe wbofa 44il«#r<M7t Jif«., aiij o'Pitiv USUI V Tukcn. Mtciiigati, 7 percent: forfeit forthe u»« ury takon and one-foarth the debt. Arkansas, 6 per cent: by agroetrteiit, any r.ae not higher than 10. Amount of usury recov'erahfe, btfi contracts void. Florida, 8 per cent: fiirfeit of inl^ilt ariJ-ex(;essin case of usury. Wisc'onsin, 7 per cent: by agreement not over 12: forfeit treble tiie excess. On debts and judgments in favoi ofthe United States> interest is computed at six per cent a year. Thus, thei-fe is riijt a sirtgle State or Ter» I'itary wliere a'n enlightened system pre¬ vails upon the subject of interest, for all the laws limiting the price of money ought to bn repealed.-—LoMMDiW* Advertiier, A chapter on Mattimony.—'ritere are four sorts of women, says the Philadel¬ phia North American, among the candi¬ dates for mairimonv corresponding to wivesi companions, ladies, and ladies of fisliioii. Oue weds a wife, hianies a coinjiatiion, cduits a lady, and becomes affia-need to a lady of fashion. Ono ia happy with u wife, contented witli a com- patiioii, livfs in a.quiei way wilh a lady, aud maii'rtges tg gel along vviili a lady of lishion. One is loved by a wife, well rreatedvvitli a rompmiion, esteemed by a lad}, and inlerated by a lady of fashion. Oiii! is one body and oncsoul with a wife a cou.ple with a companien, a family with a lady, and a house keejier vvith a lady oflii.-<lm>ii. When a man is sick, he is iiMideily nursed by his wife, pitied by his c(Un.pauioii, visited by the laiiy, and in- quiieil afler by the lady of fiishion. Jf lue husband dies, the wife is inconsola¬ ble, the companion mourns for him, the fady is married in a year, and the lady of fashion forgets him in six weeks. For wrdows are singular creatures; they re- somble green wood, whitrh while it ia burning oh one side, is weeping qq tb« olhtr.
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