Correspondence of the Carolinian.
"New Orleans, Dec. 23, 1853.
j?j tlnrnlinian Dear
Sir: I believe it
seldom, if ever the case, that you receive any
thin" in the way of a communication from the
city of New Orleans a city which has been so
very sadly visited by epidemics and scourges of
different kinds and at various times, but at the
same time so much abused and defamed, and
little appreciated for the many advantages it
can boast of over other cities, and the warm
and o-enerous hearted public which resides here.
Therefore, if you can make any use of what I
send you, you are welcome to it.
This is indeed a novel city, and to the curious
stranger it affords a perfect feast both for the
eye and mind. The French portion, which lies
below Canal'street, presents the most peculiar
and versatile attractions and curiosities. There,
and there only, articles of French manufacture,
from the most comic toy up to the most scientific
and complicated machinery, can be readily pro
cured. It is a well known fact that New Or
leans is the only city in this country where
French taste can be fully satisfied.
A walk thronjrh Chartres street is indeed a
most charming and to tiie stranger rare treat.
Your eyes become dazzled by the brilliancy of
the many French faucy stores there presented
to view; and you are almost sad because you
are not so fortuuate as to be able to enjoy the
pleasure which the possession of many things
seen would afford. But this feeling is soon dir
sipated by the appearance at every step of the
many beautiful Creole eyes that glance at you
so bewitchingly from underneath the veil which
cover their enchanting faces. Such a scene
would make the most stoical anchoret forswear
his professions and own himself a man with all
the feeling pertaining to humanity The Creole
ladies are indeed lovely. They unite beauty
writh grace, intelligence, vivacity and warm
heartedness. They are, 'tis true, a light heart
ed, pleasure-loving class, (as all are who are of
French descent,) but at the same time are pos
sessed of many of the qualifications essential to
the perfect woman, or lady, if you please. 'Tis
very creditable to them, too, but not at all
strange to the unitiated, that they entertain a
decided preference for the American gentleman,
unadulterated with foreign or mixed blood.
The Creole gentlemen arc not possessed of the
same meritorious qualities or virtues as the la
dies are. They are given altogether to pleasure
and amusement, and care little for anything but
dress and outward show. In fact, this is their
chief delight and ambition. They can surely
boast of a personal appearance rarely surpassed,
and they take great pains and pride in display
ing it to advantage; and it is conceded that
they dress with most exquisite taste and neat
ness; but they lack that industry and ambition
for higher usefulness so characteristic of the
Whilst speaking of the attractions of New
Orleans, the Chef-dc-oue should not be forgotten.
I mean the French opera, which is surely the
main feature. Yq may say it is the only The
atre in the U. S. where performances are gotten
up and conducted on a liberal, creditable and
magnificent scale. It is perfect here, which is
saying all. It is most liberally supported by
the citizens, and should be so, for it richly de
serves to be well sustained. To visit the French
opera in the presentation of a graud opera Le
Prophete for instance it reminds one of fairy
tales, or some Arabiau Knight dream, read in
the days of childhood. It is the realization of
what you've only dreampt. Nothing can sur
pass the splendor and grandeur of the scenery,
and the audience is indeed a perfect constella
tion of beautv and Virillisrnev. Ynu will tliv
see the silver-haired old French gentleman look
ing the very language of delight and happiness,
who has been a regular and coustant attendant
at the Theatre for 50 years, perhaps during
that time not having missed a performance of a
favorite play, except from unavoidable deten
This is the most memorable day connected
with the history of New Orleans, and notwith
standing the disagreeable & unfavorable weath
er, will be celebrated with due and appropriate
honors. This is considered by the Orleanians
as the true day of the battle of New Orleans. It
was on the 23d December, 1814, that Gen. Jack
sou, by great discrimination, military skill and
foresight, gave the repulse and death-stroke to
the British forces uudcr Packeuham, who had
just landed, which resulted in that glorious vic
tory on the 8th January, 1815, forever immor
talizing his name. The house occupied at that
time by the old General is still standing at 108
Royal street, a living monument to the brave
old chieftain, who saved New Orleans from Brit
ish clutches, aud will ever be revered aud re
tained in respect to his memory and through
gratitude for what he has done. There are
many still living here who participated in the
scenes of those days, and can relate the whole
story from beginning to end, even to the. minu
It is to be presumed that the good people of
North Carolina, as well as all other States,
which enjoy uninterrupted good health from
one end ot tne year to tne otner, entertain a
most horrible idea and aversion to New Or
leans, since reading the accounts of the late
awtul epidemic. It was indeed awtiu! 1 was
here most of the season through, aud lost near
ly all my companions and several bosom friends,
among whom were a room-mate and bed-fellow.
A party of us, at the commencement of the
epidemic, were in the habit of meeting when not
engaged, to commune with each other upon
what course to pursue in case of being attacked
by "Yellow Jack." It was with us, as it was
with all, the all engrossing and never ceasing
topic of conversation. We usually put the best
possible face upou the matter, and each strove
to appear fearless of it anyhow, and others treat
ed the subject with marked levity. We never
laid down at night without expecting fully to be
attacked ere morning. All, however, escaped
for some time; but sad to sav, this was but a
short rest from the iron grasp of the fell-destroyer.
Finally, the most indifferent of the
party was taken down and died with black vomit
in 36 hours. Upon returning from his fuueral,
another was taken sick, aud in two days follow
ed the first attended by the third remaining of
the party to his last resting place. Then fol
lowed another and another. Out of the party
I am the only one now living; and strange to
say, I escaped the fever altogether. It seems
but yesterday that I saw them all full of life,
hope, aud high anticipations of the future. Now,
where are they?
"The path "of glory leads but to the grave."
But thank heaven the dark cloud that then
hung over us and desolated the hearth of so
many families, has been dispelled, and health
reigns supreme in our midst. New Orleans is
not often the scene of such heart-rending scenes.
If ever she is so unfortunate as again to be vis
ited by such an awful dispensation, it is believed
and hoped to be at a very, very far distant day.
But these facts should not create that dread of
the place which exists abroad Other places
in fact, almost every town, village and city in
Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, especially
the heretofore healthy watering places across
the Lake, suffered equally as much, if not more,
in comparison to the number of inhabitants.
The business season,; in consequence of the
late epidemic and the recent false and malicious
reports about the Cholera sent abroad, has been
somewhat retarded, but is now starting with
fine prospects. An immense business is expect
ed to be done during the months of January,
February, aud March.
Wishing the people of old Cross Creek gen
erally a happy New Year, and you Mr Editor,
and my friends of "Shaw Spring" association
and memory, D. T. N-, J. T. W., J. B., J. S.T
and A. McP., and the "Cross Creek Band," in
particular. ' I remain, as ever,
A D'xVYEITEVlLLE BOY.
From the Raleigh Register.
Ashbobo', Dec 27, 1853.
To Sea ten Gales, Esq.
Sir : Will you be good enough to make the
following verbal corrections of the Geological
Report in the Register:
Page 126, near the middle of the page for
midst read middle, and for Strata read Slate.
When the passage will read 'The Coal Strata
lie below the middle of the Slate beds;" and I
may add the sentences just above : "Slates
over-lie all the Coal seams. Their thickness
above them is about 350 feet."
Now it appears that the first scam was cut at
360 feet. When I first saw the statement,
some weeks ago, in the public prints, I remark
ed that this 5 foot seam is not the main seam.
There is at least another just below it, which has
MORE TIIAX TWICE THE THICKNESS OF TKI8.
So that, it will be found, that my estimates of the
quantity of Coal in the Deep River Coal basin
will far exceed the amount I stated in my Re
port. I am not at all surprised at the results
of the boring. I could not expect, from my
own observations, that the first seam would be
cut nearer the surface than 350 feet at any
place. When the seams are covered with the
entire mass of slates, I expected also, and sus
tained my expectations, that the seams would
have become flatter at a distance from the out
crops. It will appear, then, that I am justified in as
suming the position that, at the point within the
outcrop, where the auger penetrated the Slates,
there is three times as much Coal to the acre as
I stated in my Report. This will make 29,400
tons to the acre; or for every 1000 acres 29,
400,000 tons. This Coal, considering its quali
ty, will be worth in market $7 per ton, and
will amount to $203,800,000 two hundred and
three million eight hundred thousand dollars.
It may be said that I am holding out false
lights; but I abide my time. Somewhere on
Deep River, there remains to he built a City great
er than Lowell. Deep River has the Water,
the Coal, the Iron, the Copper, the Corn, the
Wheat and the Cotton. Lowell, of my honored
native State, had the Water only; and there
arose by the industry of a few men, a great
City. If the Old State can't build one, some
body north of Mason's aud Dixon's line will,
and call it after his own name.
Most respectfully your's,
E. EMMONS, State Geclogist.
The Homestead Bill.
The general provisions of the bill reported to
the House are as follows: Any person, male
or female, who is the head of a family and a
citizen of the United States, is entitled to enter
a quarter section of' unappropriated land, or
a quantity equal thereto, to be located in a body,
in coniorinity with the legal subdivisions of the
public lands, after the 'same shall have been
surveyed. No certificate of such entry is to be
given, or patent issued, until after the expira
tion of five years from date of the entry ;' and in
case of the death of the party, the widow or
heirs of the deceased become invested with all
the rights of the person making the entry. The
land acquired under the act is in noevent to be
come liable to the satisfaction of any debts con
tracted prior to the issuing of the patent there
for. Iu case of abandonment of the land be
fore the expiration of five years, it reverts to
the government. Aliens who have declared
their intention of becoming citizens may avail
themselves of the benefit of this act, provided
thev complete their naturalization before the
expiration of five years. Persons entering land
under the act are to be confined, as near as
practicable, to alternate quarter sections, and
to land subject to private entry. The present
pre-emption laws are not impaired.
The bill is made the special order of the
House for the second Tuesday in February.
The following gentlemen have been admitted
to the practice of the law in the County Courts
of this State :
Samuel Langdon, Brunswick Co.
Lucien Holmes, New Hanover.
William B Bunn, Nash.
Sidney A Smith, Wake.
Giles Leitch, Robeson.
J M Hutchinson, Mecklenburg.
Julius Guion, Wake.
Fred N Strudwick, Orange.
Benjamin Huske, Orange,
Sam. A Holmes, Cumberland.
William A Allen, Wake.
Pulaski Cowper, Northampton.
George M White, Bladen.
Malachi Haughtou, Chowan.
And the following gentlemen have obtained
license to practice in the Superior Courts of Law
and Equity :
Erwin A Thompson, of Carteret.
Daniel G Fowle, of Beaufort.
John A Richardson, of Bladen.
John G- Blue, of Richmond.
Thomas Settle, Jr.; of Rockingham.
- Ed. Graham Hay wood, of Wake. . . . ..,
"f" Willis II Jenkins, of Granville.
Rob't G Lewis, of Franklin.
John T Wheat, of Orange.
Francis W Bird, of Bertie.
Julius L Gorrell, of Guilford.
William P Solomon, of Franklin.
George N Folk, of Rowan.
Thomas M Garrett, of Bertie.
Kemp P Battle, of Orange.
"William A Moore of Chowan.
John Manning, of Chatham.
Another attempt to assassinate Louis Napo
leon. A citizen of Utica, N. Y., now in Paris,
writes to a friend in the former city, under date
of the 1th instant, as follows, in relation to the
alleged attempt to assassinate Louis Napoleon:
"Napoleon was wounded slightly last week
at Fontaiublear. I do not know whether you
will see an account of it in our papers, as it has
not beeu published here. He was fired at three
times, one ball passing within a few inches of
his head, another grazing his side. The per
petrator was instantly killed, and the affair is
A South American, from Ecuador, of the
name of Borneo, has been smelting a portion of
ore from the North Carolina copper mine, and
asserts that it contains a very large proportion
of silver, making it more valuable as a silver
than as a copper ore. The company are about
taking measures to test this matter satisfactorily.
THE NOR T H C AROyiN IAN,
K F.reJyn lew
The steamer Africa, with T.iromwJi j
the 17th instant, hns
Lord! almerston had rpsiino ltnf
1 VU. - , .
ms luuispos-iuon to support Lord Joht Russell's
reform bill. -I
Letters from Bncharest.
-w m -r VVLlikU
uuuuees me suspension of hostilities
nube. - - .... s.
iUB llllureSSlOn at V ienna - -i
u 4UU0UUU cuuia K X
Iv arrano-ed. , - y;i-
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It was reported that a Russian ri
inn 1x7 1 l a tnt . , . V-.
" wi j.vjj iruuns on tmarn i
puiseu at ilieillKil. ; -
Uue Russian Kten
dismasted and 1,500 Russians killedT Another
engagement had occurred near AbadT between
two Turkish steamers and a Russianfrigate and
5; "uc" aiier wunarew badll shattered.
ine allied steamers had nnp tilrlnotnt.t;.
uujjie. x iie rvussian manifesto of 11
had caused erreat excitement, in ft
w "V vj
luc guTciiimcui was taking severe p;
ry measures. 11 was reported at Y
ha on the
iolu luttt me comuineu renccinn n
104.K.4.I 1 1- -1TT
army was about marching on Erzer
it was prooanie that the entire Eh
will be changed. "
mt TV i '
Anree AurKisii Steamers with .
nition for the Caucasus, had safely (itumed to
Constantinople. - v ttXe : c
The defeat alfSinope had caroe'
sation at Constantinople, -atid a f -, Disan
was immediately held, at hU alU for$gn
ministers were present. There . war ; no doubt
that the whole allied fleet would n enter the
Black sea. The carnage at Sinom was immense.
It was reported that an iJurrection had
broken out in Russian Armcni
Some of the London pape
disagreement in the cabinet
mi the Turkish
question caused the resignatio
a ne Russians nad defeated
le Turks on the
Armenian frontier, the latte
sustaining a loss
of 4,000 men. Notwitbstan
lag this reverse,
the Turks continued successfi
They had can-
tured Alkahalizh, and the i
bortant fortress of
fe Circassian lead-
er, and Lei in Pasha, were a-
insr each other tnlrlnnr nil th
o j o
es on the line of their mjir-li
Prince Woronzoff wras suirounded on all sides
at Tiilis and his retreat entirely cut off. Scha
myl had taken six Russian fjrtressesafter hard
fighting and great loss on l?oth sides He had
also totally defeated 15,000 Russians under
General Orliauoff. t
. In the battle of Sinope the Turks lost 11 and
not 13 vessels, of which three were transports.
The Russians lost 7 ships. The ffair was not
so disastrous for the Turks as 8rst reported.
Diplomatists were still busy with; their notes.
The latest advices from Sinopes state that the
Russians lost two of their largest ships, and that
the town was completely destroyed.
In an engagement on the Black sea, between
several Russian vessels and three (Turkish steam
ers, two of the latter escaped, ud the third
was blown up by her commanded rather than
surrender. The Russians fired kito a Turkish
brig near Odessa and sunk her all on board
Ten powerful Turkish steamers left the Bos
phorus on the afternoon of the 2d.
New York, Dec. 29 Private advices re
ceived here from Russia state that the Em
peror will never submit to the dictations of En
gland and France. : -
The wealthiest merchants at Moscow offer
the government millions of roubles, if wanted, to
prosecute the war. If affairs are not settled
during the winter, Paskie witch, wHiAa army
of 300,000 men", is to advance on Cbuwansinople.
Extensive preparations were making on the bor
ders, and the first hostile act would probably be
to blockade the Baltic.
Russia, or the Emperor, it was said, expected
that the American would be the only iebtral
flag before the affair is brought to a final settle
ment. Charles Dickens.
Thus far, no writer has succeeded in drawing
so large pecuniary profits from the exercise of
his talents as Charles Dickens.' His last ro
maiice, "Bleak House," which appeared in
moutly numbers, had so wide a circulation in
that form, that it became a valuable medium
of advertising, so that before its close the few
pages of the tale were completely lost in the
sheets of advertisements which were stitched
to them. The lowest price for such an adver
tisement was one pound sterling, and many
were paid for at the rate of five aud six pounds.
From this there is nothing improbable in the
supposition, that m addition to the large sum
received for the tale, its author gained s,ome
fifteen thousand pounds, by his advertising
sheets. Household Words produces an income
of about four thousand pounds, thought Dickens,
having put it entirely in the hands of an assis
tant editor, has nothing to do with it - besides
furnishing a weekly article. Through . his . tal-1
ents alone, he has raised himself from tne posi
tion of a newspaper reporter to that of a litera
ry urocsus. At his dinners (says a liermau
writer, at which the highest aristocracy is glad
to be present, he equals them in wealth, and
furnishes an intellectual banquet of wit and
wisdom, w hich they, the highest and most refin
ed circles, cannot imitate.
Another Railroad Project. The citizens
at Edenton and the neighboring counties of
North Carolina are zealous in the cause for es
tablishing a railroad from that village, situated
on the Albemarle Sound, to connect with the
the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad at Deep
Creek. The distance, it is supposed, -will not
exceed fifty miles. It is said that .- --Jblir
spinted planters are ready to head the list with
a subscription of $25,000 each. -
Dissatisfied Fugitive Slaves in Canada.
Col. II A ard, of Harper's Ferry, Ya has re-
nllCi? !.ctterdatel Chatham, Upper Canada,
Oct. 26, from a female slave of his, who witk
her two children,-ran away about a yr ago.
Hie bpirit of Jefferson says, she appeals in the
strongest terms to her master and mistress to
allow her and her childreu to return and remain
with them, and adds :
"I am sorry that I left. I want to see you
all so bad that I don't know what to do I
dream every night about you all, and sometimes
I sit down and cry all day and all night because
I want to come back again. There is nothing
aere but hard times and bad darkies and I
want to come back."
John was thought to be very stupid. He was
seut to a mill one day, and the miller said -John,
some people say you are a fool! Now,
knowt" JOU W' What yoa do not
"Well," replied John, "I know millers' bo-s
are fat!" v
"Yes, that's well John! Now, what don't
you know?" .
"I don't know whose corn fats 'em!"
"f t - wcu a preiiy general
snow storm at the North about the 31st Dec.
Fyi TTEVILLE, N. C.
CMuennlcatloa wtth the rlfle
In these days of progress and discovery, it
requires the closest attention to keep booked
up in regard tb the improvements and facilities
in the transportation of passengers and mails.
No one can forget the slow aud tedious means
of communication which existed between the
shores of the Atlantic and Pacific, when the
frontier waves of emigration first rolled west
ward; and how, since then, every arrangement
that resulted in a saving of time has been hailed
with delight b;y the commercial and social com
munity. It is" some time since the hope of im
provement reached a summit, and it seemed
impossible to suggest any practicable plan by
which the time of transit could be further shor
tened. The time consumed in the trips across
the Isthmus seemed incredible, when compared
with the hazardous and almost life-time voyages
around Cape Horn, and the public was satisfied.
But a new era has dawned upon the impor
tant interest that are involved iu a speedy com
munication between ourselves aud that infant
republic on the Pacific, whose growth is as mar
vellous as its birth. A day or two ago we pub
lished news from San Francisco, that occupied
but sixteen days in the transit over the Ramsey
route, via Acapulco, the city of Mexico, Vera
Cruz and New Orleans. This route spoken of
is partly the National Road of Mexico, which is
actually a paved high-way through the most
picturesque and healthy region of Central Ame
rica, and by comfortable post coaches, passen
gers are pleasantly and rapidly whirled through
a; tionntry that rivals any in the world in natur
al beauty. It is asserted by those who have
paid attention to the subject, that with ordinary
energy the trip can be made from New York
to San Francisco in twelve days.
The Post Office Department should examine
this matter carefully, and with that sagacious
regard for the interests of the public that has
so far characterized that branch of the Gov
ernment. It is unfortunate that the trips spok
en of were not made before the Postmaster
General made. his report to Congress; had they
been we would have expected an earnest re
commendation for its adoption as the mail route
to California. As it is, the matter deserves
the immediate and serious c onsideration of Con
gress and the Post Office Department.- Penn
sylvanian. Lieutenant General.
The bill creating this rank in compliment to
Gen. Scott, passed the Senate by a large major
ity. We have'no objection to it, though it is
rather a small affair at the best. But in the
conclusion of his speech iu favor " of the bill,
Mr Seward made use of the following extraor
dinary argument :
" What is this honor that wre propose to give
him? It is only to give him a higher grade in
the army than that which he now occupies. Do
we forget, can we forget, that the country
which he subdued, -Mexico; the enemy whom
he prostrated and humbled tendered to him,
not merely the empty honor of a title, but the
Presidency, the actual government of that Re
public? lie declined that, as a faithful citizen
of the United States. It is just, then, that we
should reward him with this rank ; for a soldier
it is the highest that our country has in her
power to give."
Mexieo tendered Gen. Scott her Presidency,
did she? When, howr and where? If it be true
that a knot of obscure wirepullers in the cap
tured metropolis made such a tender to General
Scott, they could only have offered him what
they had to offer, there own insignificant and
Aery unreliable support. But that either the
States of Mexico or the people ever made the
slightest approach to such a demonstration, is
notoriously untrue and we have never seen tle
proof that even any coterie of out-of-ofliee pa
triots were silly enough to speak of such a thing.
If Mr Seward had said that the whig party
of the United States tendered Gen. Scott the
j Presidency, and that he didn't take it, possibly
ins ingenuity might have made something out
of these admitted facts. Charleston Mercury.
Three New Territories. We see that the
Committee on Territories of the Senate will pro
bably urge the organization oi three more new
territories, to be carved out of that vast prairie
region lying between the western frontiers of
Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota, and
the Rocky Mouutaius, in one direction, and be
tween the 34th and the 42d paralleis of north
latitude in the other direction. These new
territories are to be called Nebraska, Kansas,
and Cherokee, and they will probably leave the
northern portion of the immense region indica
ted still open to the Indians and the buffaloes.
But as the territories to be formed will involve
the Missouri compromise line of 36 30, they
will bring up again in a tangible shape the broad
issue of slavery or free soil. New York Herald.
Prices in South Carolina. The Newberry,
(S. C.) Sentinel says : At the recent sale of
the estate of Mr C. Floyd, deceased, property
of every kind brought excellent prices. Negro
boys, from 10 to 12 years old, brought $900 to
$1000. Negro men from 20 to 22 years old,
$1400. One family, (woman and. three chil
dren,) $3200. Corn ranged from 69 to 92
cents per bushel. There is steady firmness in
prices, in the District, aud a disposition rather
to advance than otherwise. If those are the
indications of prosperty, Newberry is on the
High road to Fortune.
Be Careful how you AVrite your Name.
A gentleman, member of a wholesale house
down town, recently called at one of our banks
to pay a note of $2,000, as due that day. Hav
ing money on deposit to pay it, he stepped up
to the desk and filled a check for the amount.
But finding his signature a little imperfect, he
pushed aside the check and filled another for
the same amount, presented it, received his
note of 2,000, and retired to his counting-house.
Presently one of the officials at the Bank stepp
ed in and inquired, "Mr.- , how many checks
for $2,000 have you drawn to-day? "One," is
the ready response, I took up a note of $2,000,
with a "check." "Well sir, there have been
two checks for $2,000 drawn by you, presented
at the Bank." As if a flash of lightning had
shed light on his mind, he remembered his check,
rejected in consequence of a slight defect, which
he had neglected to tear up and had left on the
desk. Some person, it seems, found the check
there and procured a boy to present it. The
paying teller, suspicious that all was not right,
either from the fact of having just paid one for
that amount, or the imperfectiou of the signa
ture which led the drawer to reject and write
another, showed it to the officers, who also did
aot like 'the looks of things. The teller then turn
ed to the boy and eyeing him pretty sharply, ask
ed him where he got the check? when the boy
instanly fled and has not since been seen. N.
"Well, Toby," said his Honor to an old ne
gro, who' had been hauled up for stealing a
pullet; "what have you to say for yourself?"
"NnflSn', but dis, Boss : I was crazy as a bed
bug when I stole dat 'ar pullet ; cos I might
hab stole de big roozter an' neber done it. Dat
shows 'clusively dat I was laboring under de
Courtships f Creat Ben - .
Sir Isaac Newton. Of the courtship of this
illustrous philosopher, I have somewhere read an
anecdote, although it is not to be found in sev
eral Jives of him which I have searched. It is
well known that he was often absent-minded;
that for example, he would rise and sit for sev
eral hours by his bedside undressed, and absor
bed in thought, that he would often forget to
dine until reminded by his domestics, that to
live it was necessary to eat.
Once and once only he loved a young woman.
One evening they were seated by the , fire-side
together. He sat silently smoking. She was
too proud of his love, to be offended by his con
duct. At length he took his pipe from his
mouth and seized her hand. She expected that
he was about to kiss it. Instead of. doing so,
however, he stirred the tobacco in the head of
his pipe with her fore-finger a rather odd sub
stitute for a pin ! She was angry with him and
their courtship ended.
Eldon. The father of Lord Eldon, the
Chancellor of England, having resolved to marry,
rang his bell. A female servant answered it.
He told her to dress hcrsell in order to repair
to the altar with him. She thought he was
jesting and disobeyed. He rang his bell again.
A second servant appeared, lo her he gave
the same command. She attired herself and
was made a bride.
O'Connell. Daniel O'Conuell did not court
at all. He told his sweetheart that he loved
her; asked if his love was reciprocated, or if.
she was engaged ; yind if she was willing to 1
make an engagement wtth" him. The young
lady replied as frankly as she was questioned,
and they were speedily united for better or worse.
Abernethy. Of Dr. John Abernethy, one
of the . most eminent surgeons and medical
writers of the last ceutury, several anecdotes are
recorded. He was extremely eccentric, or
rather was extremely manly. He acted and
spoke always as nature dictated and not as
custom ordained. To a rich valetudinarian
gentleman, he once said: 'Live a sipence a
day, and earn it,' and to a lady of the same
species who offered him a fee, he said, 'Madam,
keep your money, and buy a skipping rope.
When he loved he still continued to despise the
foams with which society ever seeks to encumber
the sayings and doings of men. He did not
waste his time in courtiug, nor did he prostrate
himself as is usually the case before the rela
tives of his Eve. He met her in the street,
revealed his affections for her; and offered her
his hand. She accepted it, and he immediately
gave her a purse, with orders to furnish a house
Hall, of Leicester. The Reverend Robert
Hall, when on a visit to a brother clergyman,
went into a Kitchen where there was a pious
servant girl, whom he loved, working. He
lighted his pipe, sat down and asked her
"Betty, do you love the Lord Jesus Christ?"
"I hope I do, sir," was the reply
He iinmediateljT added
"Betty, do you love me?"
They were married.
The Charleston Courier sajTs, some short time
since we published au extract of a letter from a
lady in Dresden to her friends iu this city, giv
ing some interesting particulars of the domestic
life and pursuits of Jenny Lind now Madame
Goldschmidt in the course of which it was
stated that she did not contemplate ever again
returning to the stage. In last Friday's Cour
ier we inserted an article from Galignani's 1'aris
Messenger, stating that the Swedish Nightin
gale had again returned to the stage, and that
her reappearance wouldjbj. followed by a scries
of concerts, in which she would take part. We
apprehend that the Dresden correspondent of
Galignani is not correct in this particular, as a
letter from the same lady mentioned aliove, re
ceived here two days since, states that Madame
Goldschmidt has no intention of resuming her
performances as an artiste, but will merely lend
her aid in the cause of charity on special occa
sions. The following is an extract from the
last mentioned letter :
"Last week the concert at which Jenny (Lind)
Goldschmidt was to assist took place. She was
enthusiastically applauded, but she looked very
thin and pale, and there is no doubt that her
voice has suffered from her confinement. It is
true that she came from her bed to sing at this
concert. The Lullaby (Wiegen Leid or Cradle
Song) was sung with a pathos and tenderness
unequalled. She was dressed in a white lace
dress of immense value, with a set of diamonds
most dazzling to behold. She will sing again
in February for"a charitable purpose."
Written Prayers. A correspondent from
Indiana sends an exchange the following, with
avouchings of its truth "At the breaking of
ground for commencement of the Lynchburg and
Tennessee railroad, at Lynchburg, the Rev. J.
E., by appointment, acted as chaplain on the
occasion. At the time appointed for prayer,
the chaplain raised his hands and said, "Let us
pray.". In an instant all hats were doffed, and
the chaplain commenced, slowly and solemnly,
to read a very appropriate manuscript prayer,
which he had previously prepaped. During the
reading of the prayer, an old negro man, who
had been engaged with his spade, was resting
with one foot on the spade and his arms on the
handle, loking very intently in the chaplain's
face. At the conclusion of the prayer, the old
negro, straightening himself up, remarked audi
bly, "Well, I reckon dat's de fust time de Lord
has ever been written to on de subject of rail
Russia. The highest estimate we have of
the yearly revenue of Russia is 28,000,000,
the lowest j16,000,000. Sir Archibald Alli
son states it to be i0,0615,000. Mr McGre
gor, in his commercial statistics makes it two
millions less, or 18,262,718. Mr McCulloch
says it is 15,847,000.
The annual income of each person in England
is twenty-two cents a day; iu Ireland eight; in
France, fourteen; while iu our most industri
ous States it is thirty; and taking the whole
2pf To any inquiring what they shall do for a cough
and cold, we would say read the following certificate,
which has been signed by 100 of the lirst houses of
Druggists in this country:
"We, wholesale draggists, having been for a long
time acquainted with Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, hereby
certify our belief that it is the best and most effectual
remedy for Pulmonary complaints ever offered to the
American people." See advertisement.
DR. M 'LANE'S CELEBRATED LIVER PILLS
Are daily forcing themselves before the public. Read
This is to certify that I was troubled with Liver
Complaint for six months, and being advised to use Dr.
M'Laue's Liver Pills, r got two boxes, and by the time
I had finished taking them the disease had entirely dis
appeared. I therefore cheerfully recommend them to
all afflicted with Liver Complaint.
AJKS. CARNES, New York.
The above valuable preparation, also Dr. M'Lanc's
Vermifuge, can now lie had at S. J. Hinsdale's Drug
Store, Fayetteville. N. C.
Confectionery aud Variety Storey
Under the Fayetteville Hotel. Hay Street,
Fa yettkvii.u:, N. C
December 31, 1853 y
CALENDAR FOR 1 854.
JANUARY --1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 -24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 .
FEBRUARY 12 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
: 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28
MARCH 12 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 .29
MAY 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 . 31
JUNE 12 3.
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
, " , 11 ,12 1314 15 16 .17
" 18 19 20 21 22 23' 24
25 26 , 27 28 29 30
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 -18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
AUGUST - - 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
OCTOBER - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
NOVEMBER 12 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
DECEMBER 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
BANK OF FAYETTEVILLE, N. C.
Dec. 28, 1853. f
The Board of Directors have this day declared a Semi-Animal
Dividend of 4 per cent., payable on the 5Jd
2t W. U. BKOADFOOT, UasU'r,
DISSOLUTION OF COPAUTNEUSI1IP.
In compliance with the Articles of Agreement, tlic
copartnership heretofore existing letveen J. T. Coun
cil & Cain, is this day dissolved. The business -w ill be
continued by J. T. Council, aud the business of the co
partnership will be settled by him or his authorized
agent. J. T. COUNCIL.
Dec. 26, 1853 74-3t . .
FAYETTEVILLE, Dec. 29, 1853.
The Commissioned Officers of the 33d Regiment N.
C. Militia are hereby ordered to appear at the Court
House in this place, equipped as the law directs, at 10
o'clock on Friday 20th ol January, 1854, at which time
and place a Regimental Court Partial will be held.
All persons interested are notified to attend.
By order of the Col. Conid'g,
74-3t W. ALDERMAN, Adj't.
The Subscriber has removed to the block 'of new
Brick Buildings on East side of Gillespie Street, a few
doors South of the Market, where he will be pleased to
see his customers. A. W. STEEL.
Dec. 30, 1853. 2t
The twentieth session of this Institution will com
mence on the 2d Monday in January, under the direc
tion of the proprietors, and the immediate superintend
ence of Mr J. C. McNair, A. M., a graduate of our own
University, and who has secured for himself an estab
lished reputation as an efficient and successful instruc
tor. A well selected Philosophical and Chemical Ap
paratus is attached to the institution, and weekly lec
tures, with experiments in philosophy, chemistry, &c,
will commence with the opening of the session.
Tuition as heretofore, varying according to the ad
vancement of the pupils. Board, washing, room-rent,
fuel, it, $ 7 to $8 per month.
Ample provision has been made for the instruction
of a. limited number of girls, and the services of com
petent teachers secured. Mr J. L. Kern will give his
entire time and attention to the musical department.
Strict morality and thorough scholarship will be re
quired of all the pupils.
Jxo. McNeill, Seey. II. ELLIOT, Pres.
Summerville, N. C, Dec. 28, 1853. 74-4t
In pursuance of an order of the Court of Pleas and
Quarter Sessions of Bladen county, will be sold on
Thursday the lth day of Feb'y next, at the Mills, the
late residence of Geo. T. Barksdale, dee'd, upon six
mouths7 creuit, Nine valuable Negroes, viz: Jack,
Ned, Matilda, Charity, Sophy, Eliza, Dolphin, Alexan
der, and John. Bond and approved sureties required.
Sold to pay debts.
P. MURPHY, Adm'r.
Dec. 31, 1853. 74-5t .
A Teacher wanted for 12 months, qualified
to prepare Boys for College. $450 and board will be
paid one to suit and well recommended. A portion of
the time a Common School M ill be taught. Address
the subscriber, Taylor's Bridge, N. C.
Dec. 31, 1853. 74-4t
On Thursday, the 19th of January 1854; pursuant
to a Decree of the Court of Equity for the County of
Cumberland, I shall expose to sale, at the Market
House in Fayetteville, the following valuable TRACTS
All that Wharf property in Lower Favetteville,
known as O llaulou s Wharf, including the Warehouse
on Water street.
A Lot in Campbellton, known as the Flaxseed Ware
house Lot, eighty feet by thirty-live feet, 8 inches.
Improved Lot in Campbellton, known as the White
A Lot on Water street, joining the Wharf lot, known
as the Jones lot.
A Lot and Dwelling House on Gillespie street, South
of the Bank of the State, at present occupied by Joseph
2U0 acres of Land, near Mrs Nott's a short distance
from the AVestern Plank Road.
Terms Five per cent. cash. For the residue, six
months' credit, for approved Notes at Bank.
ARCU'D A. T. SMITH. C. & M. E.
Dec. 24, 1853. 73-4t
Mr II. S. Wilson, of Kentucky, has on hand Sixty
extra fine MULES, supposed to average in height about
sixteen hands, well formed, and one year older than he
has commonly driven to this market. He will also
have a few medium size Mules, four years old, along.
He will be at the Gulf, Chatham county, on the 8th
Jany; at Kingsbury on the 11th; at Fayetteville on
the 12th; and from thence to Elizabcthtown.
Those wanting Mules may rely on his being at the
above-named places at the time specified, and that he
will supply them on reasonable terms, as usual.
H. S. WILSON.
Dec. 31, 1853. It