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ORIGINAL POETRY. :
Written for the Highland Messenger.
. worn. -
If Iwerc an idolator, "
' And, in my pious zeal,
Gought wnis fair image to adore.
Before whose shrin to kneel ; ' ' ' '
Chaste woman should tho goddess ba' ' '"
With all her gentle Iove ' " ,
. And all her words as oracles ,
Sowith ray will inwove.
Oh! what in nature half as fair
J Ai what in woman dwells! ' .
Nature quiescent at her feet, '" - A ;
- ' L Her tribute she compels t -
And man, the sovereign, twns her queen,
And stoops to gain her mil?,
And us he labors, sho receive
The fruit of all hutoil.
A mother's name ! Oh I who hath not
A mother! memory bJcsHd ! v
, Tis the bright talisman each binds ; v i
'""""'llout his o'e r-labored breast ...,.
Ti a sweet charm in sorrow' hour,
Tochuse dark clouds away;
, To give a sky unsullied', pure ,
And Hope, with her bright ray. ' '
And sister! Oh! what visions sweet
E'er cluster bout that word!
?Tho joys of chaste compan.ashfp
Around its memory hoard ;
Its anel innocence endeared .
1 Liys claim to love's bright :s!)ield, , ,
And the vile libertine, oft JVsared, ,
, Is barr'd by jealous wield, ' " . .
.- .. . . - .. ( :
, And there's tho wife j ah, ye who know , "
Tho mysteries involved,
Full well, I ween, ye can attest 4
i Tlie happiness revolved i - v'
I've seen youramilcn, and yet, jras thought.
Within your bosoms roll'd
-..J A world in miniature, whose sun '
New charm? did 'er unfold. '
In mother, sister, wifc she reigns . . ... .
The paragon of Love,. ( .
And in her own bright image, i!io
Reflects the' things above ;
And were her influence a chain,
To bind us, there would rise , :
From 'nealh man's ruins, at by charm,- , 1
An angel's paradise. ' , i
; - ' , EDWARD.
Franklin, Macon co., Nov! 23tht 1815. .
.Correspondence of the Messenger.
-. ; , - Nashville, Tenn,
.""SundiVy Afternoon, Nov. 23, '45., y x.t
Mr -Atkin : -( . '..--r.;
s " Having rettirn'.'d from Church, and cog.
itating ulmt to do with HmysHf,I mncludetl
to civo you some accountof my ohservAtiona,
taken from my nutei, and hope you wtl)til
too Irkiomt, excuse tho liberty
. i i: i r.Am' limn
After a penoa ot eievui u)i..
I mived in the beautiful city of Nashville otf
lha 7lh insl. and took lodgingi nt.t ie Oity
Hotel,': which U large, handsome,-well or.
ranged, and furnishes, as good accommoaV
tions as tho o)ost ceicoraic -
.I- st. i .n.i.. r ix nviiiiun tiiu.
... ..XT 1 ;t I I n '
i nooa. u;os? oy smuua -
with James B. turgerson, lormeriy a nuu
1 r i' . '. n
Kot tho Old North. State, s the lanuioro, or
proprietor, who does up things in
the es or.
nd to the entire satisfaction of the most
... I.- Thn Rwanoe fthe
fastidious of his quests. The Sewanee (the
'lmliannami for tho Cumberland .river, and
.;rnifvin-: some siy, the " mother-of rich
ion,?- - House or Hotel, kept by Dr. Scott,
is another which ra opened about the 1st of
October; this is morn elegantly furnished;
and handsomely fitted up, than any n the
find is most deservedly popular
Nnhvilla is" now extended overU largQ
' .ut n mile and three fourths a-
lunslU Cambcrland river, and running one
r mila back, covering a hiSh and bea.nful cle
' ration which rises 200 feci rvo the d of
tha river.- Th3 streets are well arranged,
running parallel with the. river, nnd cruss
.,"eBi rinht ancs. The building are
5lly ot brick, sn?wing a ui. r.ro-.:-.-
ndlarchitecWal taste , that is not surp
bv tr y' city in the United States.
-1 C i entering from liny point ino mi-b
I lruc' -villi
- :! v;eU U;U h
4 w r Gal: a
admiration.. Tha . fceautiiui
houses, or. temples, tor tne wor.
i ' 1 - " . m .1 ..
GoJ", about ten in number, are .tne
..it strike the eye, same 6f which, with
, k.4...-irical spires, reach hi jh toward;
en. Tl. Old Presbyterians said
, 4 , o-r s.inJ.v ca'cj of t'..o rnaii
" 1 r.- t "t t! "
:. :j a cl.uich goir. pcoj!c. -TL.
T. :--UiS Asilw.-.i.'whicau a Ciato
-.:.J tcsn built at a heavy ex-
; - r. c-u'iful building, and reflects
East, with very slight exceptions, hich con- ja , ihi, connection, I call e(j in thQ year 1784." This, liturgy Contained
aist of ixHcw luxuries that caonot-be procur- yourraenlion to a j?lier1 which was written among other things, " The form arid manner
d iri the interior. - Resides this house, there y .Mr. i Wesley, and addressed to Df. Coke, of making and ordainirgof superintendents,
srA a number of others which aro equal y FranciJi Asburv. and the reslof the brethren Pi.io-. nnd npnrnni.V and tho "Articles of
ws of ihi, r3lriotic S:atc .j! The 'schools
for tho c-Jucition of youth are 'ably conduct.
'Die, QoKege or . .Nah? ilio' Universiiy,
hnsth(j:ab!o ani ce!cbrkd Drll Lindsl-y; who
prfsidc?, onJ numbers about ioo students.
The Female Academy f-vith the Rev. DrU.
A; LafcVtyap.dtha;Reyla I). Biltul as4h
thehtu'lj or pieiideuts 'is ia a flourishing
condition, and numbers over 200 pupils. " In
his instituUoti ah accomplished education may
be had.for not only the English and ancient
tanguigla are taught", but all who Vi bay
learn Frinch, Italian, with music,' dancing,
paioiin drawing, 6cc. I might hero say a
great deal about ptivate schools and ocade.
mics, bosh ; male., acd fcmalej bul ' have ntt
, By tht nH of the Slate
and patrjotic Legislature
at tiie last session
made arj nppropriation. to' th? humane and
bcnovolcpt Ladit-s of the! city and vicinity,
ibey have .established an institution for the
Blmtl, wjiich is truly worthy tbe , high source
from whence it originated, .fqrj the result al
ready proves it to be an honor o its founders;
only having bsen in operation about two years.
with tho JLv. Mr. Churchmanj; (who, is hirri.
.ilf blirid)1?!!-the heud, it haij a number. of
that unfprjanato clues, who are rapidly :qual.
ified for''usefunes3. . . -I- 'I1. . , .A,
The benevolent ladies of the city have' de
termined to found and build upjan asylum for
another unfortunate clasj the orphans' of the
-Ity,. This, too," is v well worthy its high
Source, and no doubt but it will prosper arid
jrove a blessing to th friendless and fathej-.
less, andj cause tho hearts of many :tA ove'f-
fljw with gratitude. , I J I
The Seal of Government was located here
at the .st session of the General: Assembly,
and a buHdingsito was purchased by the cit
izeris ofilhe city for the sum, of 830,000 and
made a ; present to tho State.!! It is a high
and beautiful elevation, ! about !75 'feet above
any of the surrounding nmnt and frnm if
you harp a commanding prospect, ! which
embraces the couniry-jnevery direction as
i now in progress, under the Ibelebrated and
able architect, Sirictland j whin finished, it
will not ave. cost less than S300,000j Judg.
ing from; the ground. work and planj it will
certainly; be one of the largest ind most maw.
n'ficent n the United States, and well worth i
noasimg OI. P
I might sav man v. thinn-s bfi Nashville, hut
must content myself to ileaxe unmentioned
many thWs that are nleaWland atlractiie
r ' a - r i 1 . i 7 i
to a Buntomblonian. In all directions new
and elegant improvement are froi '
emht well built McAdamizd r1 Uds. or .Turn,
pikes, which run out in every direction and
rencer th$ travelling delightful,; . It now num
bers about 13000 inhabitant! and to judge
from ali'I can see. it willldoiibfe that number
a ", i ..... tf ... ... r .. . .. i. .
in icu jpuia, liming iiiicaseu ai mc jiaio ui
40 per cent, in the--last three jj years.
?' 'For the Highland Messenger.
f , NO. IV.
1r. EiTia: 1 J p
In mv first ntimhor1 1 ndtfm
1 fi I , li
traduction of Methodism into the
g phiH unIrish emigrant,
which 0"ccured. n ha ' ar 1766 I Al lhis
p0;nl J iah to.rcaumo thesubject again, idea.
lifyi,g severa; facts with the organization of
lhe chUrch.-.in 1784.. iYou will not consider
I ti ' . !' i , I
i if , i i m ... rri r .1 . '
in nonn America. : l nisi am me more rea.
I - li -. : . .-. I . . . I
d from lhe ract ,hal jt giVes a fvery
proper;iyri0psi3 Gf lh8 stateof thingi at this
ecujnL crisi3 in hhe histotryi: of the church,
j wil c&u attention1 to it, giving the
.1 I f III
entire if iter : I !
1 Bristol, Sept. 10, 1784.'
To br. Coke; Mr. Francis Asbury. and
our brethren in Notth America By a very un
common train 'of providencies 'many of the
provinces of N. America are totally disjoined
from their mother country, nnd erected into
independent States. , The ; Bng2ish govern-'
mpnt has no authority over tnem either civil
or ecclesiastical, any more than, over the State
of Holland! ' A civil; authority -is exercised
over thjern, partly by the Conjgress, . partly by
the' rvincial Assemblies. But ; no one
desire Imy advice ; cnoj iu iummj..,-..m
ihfir desire. I have drawn up a little sketcn.
. Fornanv rears I have- btcn importunea,
r.m time to lime, to cxcrciso the rght ot,or
Hin nreachers. But
I V. n
- ,.o refU8Cd not on
, . . . t was, determi
' '.c.;m in violatej the es
juaoiuyi . .. .. i , i-
iKfl nntinnalCnUrCil lu . o
' i .
d Cerent' octween
r..T ; - . 1 77r! AUCJ. UQ UlCTC aro
.;:,lj...j ui-J " " ,
BUhcrs who have a Irgai : juruuu.
America there are nons,; njunur u..j, r ,
ministers. - So that for soma hundred mi es
together there is' Bono either to baptise pr to
toeir,er tnere ,s Bono e.u,e, L -r--r; -
administer the Lord's supper, , .Here, . thcro-
cither exercises or claims any ecclesiastical mostly by pe " i.arge anouies; -wruu,
authority at all.' In this peculiar situation some present discipline' substantially embodies the
thousands of the inhabitants of these Slates reguWions found in the Large Minutes. In
tab ishea oraer ouot uisci nuo wi
fore, my scruple ant at an cuJ; and 1 con
ceive myselt at full liberty, as I violate no or
der, and invado no rom'a fight, by appointing
and sending .laborers into the harvest. I have
accordingly i appointed Dr. - Coke iand ! Ir.
Francis Abury, to ba joint super imecddi.
in America ;.ns also Richard XVhalcoait .!nnd
Thos. Vassey to act as Elder among them,
by baptising and administering the Lord's
supper. And I also advise the Elders to ad.
minister the I Sup'per; of the Lord on every
Lords day. Jl,- . J J' v,
If any oae will poini out a more, rational
and scriptural way of feeding and, guiding
these poor sheep of the- wilderness I will
gladly' embrace it. At present .'I cannot see
any bct(er methuJ than that I have taken.,
'-- jj ' JOHN WESLEY."
- In inserting tho interesting let!cr above, I
would studiously endeavor to avoid the charge
of tautology, jj It will be recollected that some
parts of this letter nre tramediately connected
with some facts alluded to ' in some of the
preceding numbers, especially that part which
refers io ordination. ; I , wou'd apologize! for
this seeming repetition by saying that the let
ler itstll contains, at least, some ofjthe very
facts which I wish to identify with iheorgani-
zition of the church.;
inserted so much with
And hence jit is j not
; the view bt proving
the necessity of ordination; as to give an unt
varnished representation of the peculiar aitua.
tion of the thurch in N. America. But to re-
According !lo the advice and directions of
Mr. , Wesley,; Dr. Coke, Messrs. Whatcoat
and Vassey sailed for
landed in Sept. 1784.
America, and safely
As soon as possible a
Ge neral Conference was convened at Balti
mors, in the sane month and year, where the
church government, which was recommended
by Mr. Wesley, was thankfully received and
adopted. Mr.jFrancis! Asbiiry was here elect,
ed and ordained. ' During the same session
a law was passed that noont could be ordain
ed till he wasr first elected bv the General
Conference, which has .been a standing law
m our curchj ever since. Thus Mr. Wes-
ley s power was immediately .transterred to
lne General Conference; and, in the; year
H84; the M.E. Chujeh became a distinct
ecclesiastic! i organization. " At this con-
ference,11 siy the Annual Minutes for 1785,
r 11 wai unanimously agreed that circurn
atances made it. expedient for us to become a
lacpuiaio uuuy, uuuci uia ucuuiiiuiciiiuii i
" The Methodist, Episcopal Church." ! And
Bgain thc) say : " vv formed ourselves into
an independent church; and following the
-! u ' i
counsel ot Mr. John
Wesley, who recom
mode of church s go.
mended the Episcopa
vernmeni, we mougnt
it best to become an
t-pwcopal church, making the Episcopal of.
nWek-ctive, 6nd the fleeted superintendent
or Bishop amor.able tq the body of ministers
and preachers." It w
II now require bul lit.
tlesagaciiy to perceive that Mr. Wesley had
i ; . i ie
no lunner oniroi oi
mcr'cav 'he stationing power was taken
out of his hands and transferred to the Gene
ral Conference. The right of church proper
ty was vested in trustees appointed forithit
purpose. The disposition of the conference
funds, and the proceeds of the sale jpf books,
likewise belonged to the General Conference.
After the church was thus organized, he
frtim that of the Chacch of England, and a
roijc.:ljn D.ai'ms Jnc hvrans. The'form-
er was entitled, " Tjie Sunday Service of
th3 Methodists in North. America, i With
ot her occasional services.! Londoh.! Print.
1 . ; . 1 1 . ...
Rft mum " The latter was entitled. " A col
1 D . , ... . .! . ... i" : -1 , .! -
lection of Psalms and Hymns for the Lord
dav. ' Published! by John WesleyrlMJ A.,
tp Fellow of Lincoln Collece. Oxford; and
Charles Wesley. M. A: late Student 'of Christ's
. .1 . . I . . ' .
on. Printed in the
It may be necessary to observe, at this
point, that prior to lhe organization of the
Church, and before the present ibook of dis.
cipline was adopted, the Methodist societies,
both in England and America, were governed
I bybat was; entitled .the j " Largc Minutes
U is true that the Societies in America ht
what s was called their V Annual; Minutes
resulting r from ihe ,arinuil meetings,; and
their peculiar relation to circumstances ; .but
it , is .well known thai .tney. werq goyerneu
1784 the Discipline was thrown into. its pre
sent form; and was entitled, Minutes of se
ral Conversations between "the ReV. Thos.
CoVe, L.1 L." D-i the" P.cv. Prancis Asbury,
and others, at a conference begun in Balti-
and other members of the M. E. Church in
mericl." p Io 1"5 the title was changed so
.., rro(i t'v-3 : . 11 The General Minutes of
il - Conferences ot the fjethodis: Episcopal
C'"rch in America, forming lhe Constitution
r".VX il Church.", -In 1787 tho following
was lhe title : A form of Discipline for the
yIOUteri Prachers, ana memoers oi me
KVp Church in America; considered and
. M. ,
- I : ik Cii.tanf ILf.irv1:inri ftn Miindav.
ly lor peace suite;, i more, m v ,
oed, asi tune as I the auaoii . : v"rj" -
approved at a Conference held; in Baliimort,
in the State 'of MarylenJ, on Monday the
27th day of December, 17S4. In which the
Rev. -Thos. Coke, L. L. D.,aci the Rev.
Francis Asbury presided. ' Arranged under
proper heads,' and Methodized jin a more ac
ccptable and easy manner.M;j In 1804 the
present title was adopted, natntty: "The
Doctrines and Discipline of the! Methodist E.
Church." " ' I f" f
. . I bvive befoie me an . address of Dr. &ke
and Mr, Francis. Asbury which was.dclivered
in 1789, to the members of ther Methodist
Societies in the United States ,' Ivhteh recom
mends most heirlily and earnestly to their
consideration our form , of Discipline.- "As
this address is of considerahla importancQ,
I will hero insert tho whole of it, roost sin
cerely wishing that the Methodists of this
vicbity may get to see-it aqd I eaure up the
important facts it contains :
- Das rly Beloved Brethren We esteem
it our duty and privilege most earnestly to rel
commend to you, as members of our church,
our fbrmi of Discipline, which has been found,
ed on the experience of fifty ye irs in Europe,
and twenty years in America ; as also on the
observations and remarks we laave made on
ancient i and modern churches We have
made some little alteration in tljie present edjj
lion ye( such as affect not in ony degroe ;he
essentials of our doctrines aild Discipline.
We think ourselves obliged to view and re
view annually the whole order ofour rhurch,
always aiming at perfection, standing on tho
shoulders of those who have livedvbefore us;
and taking the advantage of our former
selves. ! , i ; T " ; : v ' v '
V We wish to see this little publication in
the house of every Methodist, and jthe more
soasi; contains, our plan of collegiate and
christian education, and the. Articles of reli
gion maintained more or less, in part or in
whole, by every reformed church in the world.
We would ' likewise declare our real senti
n I I . I i'
ments concerning the scripture doctrine of
election and reprobation ; as also oh the in.
fallible,' unconditional perseverance of all that
ever Denevea, or ever srian; ana. lastly, on
tho doctrine of . christian perfection.
" Far from ' wishing you to be ignorant of
any of our doctrines or any part of our Dis
cipline, we desire you to read, marl i learn,
and inwardly digest tho whole.1 We know
you are not, in general, able to purchase ma.
ny books ; but you ought, next to the word
of God, to procure the Articles and Canons
i f - - - , i: i
of the church to which you belong. This
present edition is small and cheap, and can
assure you that the profits of the sale of it
shall be applied to charitable purposes.
44 We remain your very affectionate breth.
ren and pastors, who labor. night , and day,
both in public and private, for your good,
j ! THOMAS COKE;
j FRANCIS ASBURY.11
Such arc the appropriate and well. founded
remarks of these two eminent divines in re.
gard to that form of Discipline .which-was so
cordially, adopted at the Conference which
was held at Baltimore, the 27th of December,
1784. I And although we do not look upori
this work as inspired, yet we regard it as em
bodying an extraordinary share jof wisdom,
whether we refer to its spiritual or temporal
economy. ; ; i f ' :
! C. W. CHARLTON.,
Ebata. In tho lat number,! for ' Nation-
al rights," read " natural rights," 6tc.
. 1 1 1 ... m ... ... I ,(
Poisoning Tlie remedy.
Almost every newspaper gives some rem-
edy to be used immediately after poison has
been taken into the stomach, j Oil highly
recommended, and we can add one cure in
favour !of its efficacy. Some ' one;who sub
scribes himself A Physician," says that
large draughts of warm water persevered in,
until free vomiting: this we have no doubt
is an excellent remedy. ' i S
But we have used strong vinegar in two
or three cases with the very best effect. One
a female, had swallowed two ounces of iauda
mjim, was seized ith violent spasSns and lock
jaw; her jaws were pried apart with an iron
spoon j and half a pint of strong yincgar was
poured; into her mouth with a & table-spoon.
The first impression produced a violent cough
and strangling, though we persevered and
ultimately brought on free vomiting and saved
our patient. : Another case of a stout man,
treated very much in the same; way and with
the like happy Tesult. , We tre compelled to
act according to circumstances, and are fre
quently so situated that we can get but very
few remedies- In all cases,; whatever wilf
puke the quickest should be given, and per
aisted fin until : it does puke, remembering
always that it isjmore difficult to excite vomit,
ing when the stomach is replete with poison,
than when it is in health or labouring under
ordinary sickness. Tenn. Agriculturist. ' 'T
True ' to Principles. The New. Orleans
Delia says a South-Caroliniacj was recently
offered a lucrative situation i a the Balize.
His duty would s to ascend the'observatory,
and with the telescope descry'shtps sea bound
inwards. Hs.wyuld notaccepi it,beeaus3, he
said, he was opposed to allhh duties.
mo, letter, writer at Washington 'says,
t the 020,000 rrprcprirtsd for the paint.
inw nrt firin-of the White fHousc, wiU run
n eeocomicol axtmm
ahorl'1 This is an economical ammmsuauuu, i muwi k"mvi i vh i,rcCj uh
it will be recollected. - .4 , J.long enough in one tlaee lo scrve.awriton
iVnm tha J..r.t cf tlie Tunc s.
In a little villago ia the State of Iloosier.
ana, tn the year 1344, there was t!l s irts of
excitement concerning th doctrines ani pro.
phecies of that arch ticreiver, Miller. For
mon:hs, the Midnight Cry, followed by the
Morning Howl, and the Nocndtv Yelf, had
circulated through the village surround,
ing; country to an extent no; even equalled bv
Dr.) Duncan's celebrated Coon Speech. Mea
disposed of their property for little or uoth.
ing. .The women were pale and ghastly from
watching and praying, and in fact, tha wholo
population, or at least those who believed in
the coming ascension, looked as if they were
about half over an attack of tho chills and
fever. There were, however, some M choice
spirits, who, notwithstanding tne popularity
of the delusion, would .not enlist under the
banners -of the oscensionists, .and among
these was a wild i harum-scarum blade from
Down East," by the name of Cabe Mew.
ham. Now Cabe was as hard " a case as
you would meet on a fourth of July, in Tex.
as, I always alive for- fun and sport of any
and every description; and a strong disbehe.
vert in Millensm; r. t .
The night of the third of April was agreed
upon, out west here, for the grand exhibition
of f( ground and lofty tumbling,11 and about
10 o clock, of the said night, numbers of the
Milleritcs assembled on tbe outskirts of the
town, 'on a little eminence, npon which the
proprietors had allowed a faw trees to stand.
In the crowd, and the only, representative of
c:l tH- r i
ins race present, ; was a tree negro, uy ine
name of Sam, about as ugly, black,' woolly a
descendant of Ham, as ever baked hi shins
over a kitchen fire. :
Sam's head was small, body and arms very
long, and his legs bore a remarkable resem
blance to a pair of hams ; in fact, put Sam on
a horse, his legs clasped round his neck, his
head towards the I tail, and his arms c'asprd
round the animal's hams, and at ten paces off
you would - swear that he was an old set of
jThe leader of the Millerites, owing to an
ancient grudgo he, bore him, haled Sam "like
smoke," and had done all. in his power to pre.
veiit his admittance among the .'. elcc,M but
all jto no purposeJ j Sam '. would ; creep in at
every meeting ; to-'night here he was again,
dressed in a white robe of cheap cotton, se.
cured to his body, by a belt, and shouting and
praying as loud as the best. .
Now on the morning of the Sd, Cabe had,
with a deal of perseverance, and more trou
ble1, managed to throw a half, iucb hemp rope
over the branch of an oak which stretched us
long arm directly jover the spot where the MiK
lerjUes would assemble; one end he had so-
cured to the body of the tree, and the other
io a mump some uisiuuce ou. nuoui j iuo
clock, when the excitement was getting about
'80 lbs. to tho inch,1 Cabe, wrapped in an
old sheet, walked into the. crowd, and pro.
ceeded to fasten in as secure a mantier as pos
sib!e,the end of the rope to' the back part of
the belt which confined fc:im s - robe suc
ceeded and.' sloped,1 to join some of his
companions who had the other end. lhe
few stars in the sky threw a dim light over
the scene, aud in a few moments the voice of
Sam was heard, exclaiming, ' Gor Almighty!
I se a goio up! j Who-o-oh! ; and sure en
ough.Sam was seen mounting into the 1 ethe
rial blue ; his ascent was, however, checked
when he had cleared Mer'ra firma1 a few feet
' Ulory ! cried one, llallelujah ! another
and shrieks and, yells made uight hideous
some'tainted, others prayed, and not a tew
dropped their, robes : and 'slid, riow iihe
iner u was owing io me ngniness.oi nis oeau
or the length and weight of his heels, or both
m's position was not a pleasant one ; the
It to which Cabe's cord was attached was
bound exactly round his centre, of gravity
and Sam swung like a pair of scales, head
up and heels down, heels up and head down
nt the same time sweeping over ; the. crowd
like a pendulum,' which motion was accelera.
ted by his strenuous clapping, of hands and
vigorous kicking. At length he became a.
Iarmedj he wouldn t go up, aud he couldn't
come down I ' Lor a Massy,1 cried he, ' jist
take um poor nigger to urn bosum, or Icf him
down again, easy, easy, Gor Almighty!
Lef htm down again, please um . Lord, and
dis nigger will go straight to um bed!
Ugh-h-h and cum s teeth chattered with at.
fright, and he kicked again more vigorously
than before, bringing his head directly down,
ward and his heels up, when a woman shriek
ing out,. Oh! jBrother Sam' lake me wilh
you,1 sprung at his head as he swept by her,
and caught hirri by the woolr bringing him
up ' all standing. ' Gosh ! V- Sisser,1 cried
Sam, lef go um poor nigger's hair." Cabe
gave another pull at the rope, but the add:.
tional .weight was too much ; the belt gave
way, and ; down came Sam, his bullet head
taking the leader of the saints a ' feeler Y jus!
between the eyes. Gosh ! is I down agfh ?1
cried bewildered Sam, gathering himself up.
' I is, bress de Lord ! but I was nearly dar
1! seed do gates I1 The leader wiped his over
flowing proboscis, look Sam by the nap of the
neck, led him to the edge of the crowd, and
giving him a kick ' a la posterioro,1 said,
' leave, vou cussed baboon, vou are ao d d
ugly I knowed they wouldn't let you in I1
" The Artful Dodger." Tylcrism is full
of funny incidents, but tho richest story is
told of Mr. " Delusion" Smith, of Ohio. Jt
seemsf thai for services done and rendered,
the Capting gave this Smith a mission some,
where in ho Pacific ocean, at a salary o( 03
a dayf .In hunting out Tyler men for decapi.
tation, Mr. Polk's people came across Smith's
appointment and letters of recall were at
once made . out. r But the next thing was to
catch him! Some, shrewd kinve advised
Smith to keep constantly on the move, and his
letters to the stata department are simple an
nour.Cerocnts that shall be somewhere else
very shortly." Mr. Buchanan puts his finger
where ho .was, but ."the little joker" atnt
there! And thus' ths matter ; stands. ' Mr.
Buchanan has chased ther Tyler man 'pretty
I .u U P..;;. vn t.nn u:
!.ii:ifM unJ L'Js Ulc to draw hi. J-lt
dollars per, die a through the rcijncfrwl-o-ry
! -Lyzn Whig.
, Ciieraw, Nr-.'IO. - -
, A nest Zlehnzhcty Arcy.Xff aro calH
up.i' to record en occurrence hich cr -
of our oldest inhabit":; has teen deprive J
of life, and in a brieff jHco of lime translerrci
from the scenes of tiniq to enter upon ihosa
of. eternity. On Thursday evening, 12th
instant, the appalling intelligence was com
municated to us tW. Captain Chains Van
derford had been muidrcd! Upon repair,
ing to the place where Captain V. had been
in the habit of transacting business as amcr.
chant, we aaw him laid out on tho table, a.
ghastly aud; bloody corpse. From ; all tbV
particulars we could' learn, it appears that .
Angus Taylor, a young man whom wo judged
to be about 23 years of og, had been in and
before the store of tho deceased, makin" ua
of oaths and abusive epithets that Captain V -had
ordered; Taylor away from his store,
pushed him away, and was observed to atriko
him with a stick, upon which the two closed
and passed a number of blows, Taylor using
a dirk knife which he had in his hand, and
with which ho indicted nine wounds in tho
left sido of Captain V. thus causing his death
in about half aahour. As soon as tho parlies
seperaicd, Taylor fled, but was pursued and
overtaken, and immediately placed in confine
ment. A Jury of Inquest was empanelled ca
the.body, and immediately after the verdict
was rendered, the prisouer was conveyed to
the jail in Chesterfield Court House, there to
be confined until the next session of the Court,
when ho will be tried for his offence. - ' '
The death of Captain Vander ford 'has cast
a gloom over our community. We learn that
be was one of the original settlors of our town,:
nd from his long residence among us, was
known to nearly all of our inhabitants. '.:
Literary Board. ;Gov. Graham has ap.
pointed Weston R. Gales (Editor of the Reg.
isler,) a member of the Literary Board, ia .
place of David W; Stone, resigned. Webe
lievo the Board is now composed -of Federal. .
ists of the most approved stamp. Thera
hould oe at least one Democrat on it. to -
i .. - " .1 ' t .-: -i . mi ' I... :i- .. ' .. '" - ...
watch the people's money. Could Gov. Gra. .
ham find ho opponent .worthy to fill tha of- J
fice ?" Mecklenburg Jelfersonian.
At least one Democrat, to watch the peo."
pie's money." rhat's a good one, and pat
riotic withal. The Democracy has shown it
self capable of furnishing lynx-eyed watchers
of the people's money : witness, Swartwout,
Price, Boyd, Harris, and a whole brigade bt
sides. The righteous powers forbid that wa
should associate tlhejaame of any North Car
olina Democrat with these thundering rogues;
but the instances we cite ought to remind the
Jeffersonian that there is no peculiar fitness
in a Democrat for watching the people's mo-
ney ! Greensboro Patriot. . r.
More Poetryl Tho following is from the
poet of the .Vicksburg Sentinel. The editor '
wanted a certain paper, which it was the busi-
ness of the poet to file, and it was missing. I,
The sentimental young man was called to
task, and his consternation and rago to find
that an outrage! had been perpetrated on the
file, was beyond description. After standing
for a moment with teeth and fists clenched,
looking uuutterable things, he rushed lo tho
middle of the room, cast one tragic look to
heaven, then shrieked out as follows :
Oh, for a tongue to speak tho doom
The wretch deserves, so beastly vile, v
v A.sto sneak into a printer's rooro .'. ; '
When the editor's out, and steal his very best
exchange papers off the file !
Cuss him I1 '
An extraordinary surgical operation in a
case' of liver complaint was lately performed
by Dr. J. P. Tarbell, of New Yorkby open
ing the side of tho patient and removing the
diseased portion of tho liver. Tne patient
was a middle aged man who had suffered se
verely for many years, and latterly had givtn
up all hopes of recovery. . ;
The Baltimore American says, that . an -apple,
the growth of Maryland, was left. at
the office of the American Farmer, in that
citv, measuring sixteen and a half inches in
circumference, and, weighing one pound and .
three quarters! ' - : ; - t-
"Lairghable Incident. In ihe new melo-
drama, recently got up at lhe Chatham thea.
tro, a famous robber is taken and beheaded,
and his head is exhibited to the audience by
being placed oua table in' the centre of tho
stage. To accomplish this to the life, the
robber's body is fixed in ithe table, and Tils
neck is fitted into a hole iri the centre of tha
leaf, sa that to the audience it looks precisely
as thou Mi the man's head had been cutoff
and stood up in a pool of its own blood upon .
tho table. On tho 5th" night of the exhibition
a. wag got into the third lier'of tha stage box- ,
es, nnd, by,somQ; unexplained rnanoiuvre,
managed to blow a lot of Scotch, snuff over .
tho stage just at the time the head was placed
on the table. As soon as the snuff had ba
gun to settle' down,, the head commenced -sneezinto
tho no small amusement of, t! 3
uudience ; and," as the sneezing could not bo :
I i'nnciH thn rurtain fell
stepped, .the curtain fell amid roars of laujh.
ter nnd confusion. . ;