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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Devotee!
Politics, the Markets, Foreign ratnre. Agriculture, and General ' . Iuformation TWO DOLLARS IN ADVANCE.
FAYETTEVILLE, 'N. C, ; SATURDA x,:. MARCH -4, 1854:
BRYAN & YATES, Proprietors.
VOLUME XV NO. 7S3.
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New Store on the "KaH
PRINTED BY WILLIAM J. YATES.
.11 OB Ell T K. B II Y A NT, Editor.
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I'.KVAN & YATES.
Snar. CoIToe, Tea.
fhftsarticle. - i ,
October S, 181
ings for sale by
Nov 12. in:.:;
llunaway from the
a.id TOIJMV. John i
high, weighs about LS.
11 yearss feet H i'.ic
U.S. 1 IK'V V.Cl'C eoiig
beriand countv. and
just received and'bpcned, at bis
Uwlr 4f firnfn tt. ik fewdoOTS
from the Market Houie " and- nearly opiKwite his toid
Stand, a large 8txk .
btaile and Fancy Dry Goocis,
Einbraeiuir a ceneral a.ortuient of Ladies und (ttutle
mcn" l)rt Goods cofcsiidin! in part of Shawls Cloak?
and Abuitillas mine iry tine; and also a, good assort
ment of Skoe aad Uoqts for Ladies deatlcmen, (iirlf,
liovs and Children. And the licst jtsRirtraeut of Silk
. v., IXjGOOB REPAIIV:
a Rivrt-sidc, ,on .oW Little. River, 1 4 mflea west of
Fay etteville, formerly occapied hr Col: A-Mnrct'on.
containing some 25Q acres, including tbe dwelling and
all other improf thieuts on the north Jidc of the Hirer.
TUere are about 50" acres hiider- eiiltiVation. xasarrSi-
and other btylesof Botineta Jichas cverouereu to iiieJ me oi a iiigu ate?orartproemenf, , from "which , Willi
ivpner, SijTcpS' and Tolwicco, p
r v 1. "SIIiSHWELL.
TROY i MARSH.
A It It L.
Nearlv onpoditr to K. W.
J''n vette vilh
Ort, 1, !S.r3. - y
V A C T O It V ,
Willkiitus' Auction Store
, AKTiIAC;iC II(ri:L.
Having recently purchased the above otabli.-lr.nent
froi Maicom Kelly. Kmj., I am now prepared to enter
tain lU" a coin fort a lb manner tliost-who may give me a
call. .Jlarrug aiBpI-' stables.-' good hostlers and a di
poVitinu r fircomiito date. 1 trust ! shall be aide to
gi v tutir sutixfai-thf a t those who may favor me witli
' ' II. (J. Mel-FAX.'
T December 5, Hr'-- " 7o "'.
in Johnston Cou'ity.
or I'ity Dollars lor 1m
heiision and K -livery
li-ii'-ment in anv Jail ill
tln tii. An additional
fc paid tor tlie e.;ivn
the a!e X';foes.
Fair Full". Coluinbii
it i:u it i).
ibscrilKr. his Xegro men. JOHN
about 21! years old. 6 feet 1 inch
or HHJ lbs. Tdey aged about
es high, stout, and weighs 17.5
lit from Mr James Surles. of Cum-
ill -probably be lurking in that
has a w ife at Mr Richard Finl's.
Twenty-Five Dollars for cither.
Ih. will be paid for their appre-
tl the subscriber. -or for their con-
the Slate. s that he can get
inn of One Hundred Dollars w ill
;o:i of any person of harboring
Reiect full v in fori:
to cvvute i'FAXS
and Court Houses.
tagi's. and. other pit!
Hoofs. Ac. Ac:, till w
niitile for the same
Orders will veceiv
drawn and .-e:t to an
Oct. i:. is"3.
II A K IS Al? ( 1.
It&ilU i , Fa) cltcvitlr, X. C
. the iu!)lic that he is prepared
every description su h as State
iMns. ,vc. .Also. L,-n-urcnes. col
ic and private edifices; R ridges,
un r-Npcciiicniions ana t.onirucis
Ie will al.-o siierinteud all kinds
Mr I' 1 1 K I I.SOX
v. i: s w a v is it o .
and Wholesale Dialers in
.-omestic DRV (JOODS.
24 Fark FKce and 1.) Farelay street.
No'vem!)er 7, 1 "):', f-m-pd
4V I .
JtL.l.r.T"lOX AXI) LAXI) VOll SAL.1C.
The Kubcril"r oTer liis IMantation and Land for
Fab, situated on the K.-t side of Cape Fear Kivi r.
about 'fo.ir mM-s fro. a F:v -tteville. There-are about
.")00 acr of land, :;:) of which are cleared and under
cultivation. On the premises is a dwelling aud all
noe.M.4try iint-homes. The soil, for fertility, is not
surpassed, bv any on Cape Fear River. Fersons wish
ing t purchase will please call and examine the premi
sr. A bargain mav be had.
Jaa'v 14. 1Sj4 :bn p 1
The subscribiM" olfcr
of L uid. located in Ih
It is about eotu-distat
burg 1 1 igh S liool. :i
adajteil to the growth
also o.Ters great ind
turpentine and lumb.
Alexander McLean. F.
to whom all coiumiiii
mav be addressed at (
Luther Dine, w ho res
pleasure in exhibit in
for that purpose.
prompt attention, and Flan?
part of the country at short
bM) l'OK SAI.K.
for sale twelve hundred acre's
lower end of Richmond county,
t from Floral College. Laureii-
l Laurel Hill. The Land is well
of corn, cotton, wheat. Ac. It
enicnts to those engaged in the
business. I have constituted
j. mv age'ut. during my alisencc.
ations in regard to the matter
ilopolis F. .. Robeson county.
es near to me premises, w in iaKe
them to anv one who mav call
" J. C. FIXE. :
The su!)scri!er t ik.i
frie ids and the 'pubFc
Wriirhl business and a
fratning. and erecting
o i: . t. C . ii v 1. 1,
Hm removed to the well known staul of tin
in .o a. corner of ("Iren and Row streets.
April 2. tf
lliglily lmprlnltt t Houwkrcjwr.
MVTIIKSSKS I MVTItlSKS! MATRKSSKS I
.111 cvtupftitinu in the trntle drficd.
Th subscriber begs leave to inform the public that
lie ha- co:utantly f.i hand, and is manufacturing to or
der, all kinds and sizes of Matreses. which he intends
to sell i: percent cheaper than any similar establish
ment in this phi -. Having served as an apprentice
to th business in one of the northern cities, he trusts
that he. .will be able to give the most complete satisfac
tion to his custom ts. He manufactures h;irAlatreses.
Matresrtos with springs, lire Matresses. and all kinds of
settee" bottomings. Uoloes also all kinds of repairing
and renewing. Persons in want of any article in his
lin are requested to call and see specimens of bis work
at the Fo-t OriVe building.
Januarv 21. 1S.4. :Sm
CMCMKN'T i. VltlJIlT,
AMoriicyat dior, Vixyctte villc.
Oflicf at the corner of Row and (liven streets.
Feb'y :i. is::;.-
- - I( u is KI1K
lias received from the Xorth the largest, finest, and
most .carefullv selected stock of FFRXI'fFRF ever of
fered in this market, consisting of fashiona!le painted
cottage bed room furniture in setts ; curled-hair and
shuck'an l cotton Mattresses; Rooking ('lasses: Willow
Wagons aid Cradles; patent self-swinging Cradles:
Side -Hoard ; Bureaus; Secretaries ami Rook Cases:
What-Xot; Tables,' all sorts; Wash Stands; Candle
Stands; Wardrobes: Fieture Frames and Class: Window
Sha les; Cornices; Curtain Rauds; Sofas in Mahogany
and Wal iut; Tete a Tetes; 'Ottomans; Divans A Stools:
Chairs of every variety. Fine rosew ood Fiar.os (Ren
net A Co's. of I '.road way. Xew York).
Oetob -r 1'J, ls.-)3 " ly-pd
T1IOSF vh are indebted to me by Xote or Account
will please settle the same. And all debts due me pri
or to the 1st Jan'y ISMb must be settled, as longer in
dulgence cannot be given.
A. A. M civ FT II AX.
Oct 1, 1K.V1. tf
IC 31. Ml HCHISOX,
t'omiillKloit nnd Porvanliiiif .Mudiant,
WILMINGTON', N. C
January 7. ls.'4 y
x o r i v i-:.
Having pmvhascd the interest of J'. R. Underwood
in the linn of C. W. Lawrence A Co., 1 will continue
business as heretofore at M vuv'.'s Ci VKKKN'.
I have from 12 to I ." ; Coopers constantly at work
manufacturing SFIRIT RARRHLS. at the rate of loo
to 12 per week: have now on hand H Rarrels- for
sale, at 'lo ca.-li at the shop, or S'i 3o delivered in
I hall also continue the distilling of Turpentine, and
will pay, within l." cents per barrel of the Faycttev ilk
price in ca-h. or goods at cash prices.
Tiirpnitiiir Hra nti'fl.
I have now in Store a general assortment of(Joods.
for sale at Favetteville prices. All kinds of country
limJuee taken in exchange for goods. Call
ous principles, either
ehiucrv. lb returns
liberal patronage tie h
bv strict attention to I
satisfaction, to im-nt
Matters himself that hi
anv other machinist f
sons who want work
well to give him a cat
workm "ii in his cmplo
jobs at the shortest not
Orders promptly atten
ad Iress the s ibscribi
county. X. C.
ovembcr 1. l.lli
(JILL'S XE I
1 tie SubserHer. a
perience. has for some
tcsiift rat urn to be vet
of a suitable burnish
art'cles now used eill
impart that lustre so ii
'I: i stan tm g a proi
mg the last twelve nu
t!i" tak of preparing
Hons, and has at lndih after
evp'-rimen t completel
ru plus ultra JUirn
mav be tested in oil
over all others. Cal
Lauder's Marble Fact
with an excellent arti
X'ov t). IS.V1
I have always- on it
CKK'IFS. FRO VI
the Fall and Winter T
or in exchaitge for Fr
I have now in Stori
Lard. Rutter. Cheese,
and Frown Sugars. R
Vinegar, Fish. Cigars
Starch. Spree, lain
wrought and cut X'ail
and a good assort men
things fn the droeerv
Also a good assort
Shoes. Xegro Rlanket
meat of Ilea Iv-ma le (l'lothin
October 20. ISoS.
JLrif- All persons
iri-vio!is to October 1
to make payment. 1
- Fthumrv-.il. lKH
T1IK subscriber oTtfc
Xorth of Fayettevil
Favetteville and Ra
about twelve liundrc
to tic niak'iig of Turj
premises, a go.
aud now in ope
Also. another tract
LANDS .AND SAW" MILLS FOR SALE.
The health of the 8iibscriler being such as to rendef
of basiuesrt neoesSafy. ntferji for ealo the
r T I V T T 1 t X r ;
One .Sa to. : Mttl, .
ordinary care aud industry, - can Iks raised a eudcicuey
oi prouace for liotu mill and rartm z.f
Al?or the aw mill timber (for years) rm : eeveral
hnared acrea of land (yet itrttpu;heil lying on the
same stream aiiove tne
FAti OTT-im-L'LE, N . C.
at New Vi
. The Cud in the Cush.
'In the story, of "flmilv Oxford, or Life in
Australia," we find the 'following incident of
George Flower, -a- famous mounted 'policeman,
who was sent out to --hunt ui a notorious bush-
stream above the mill, joining the- lauds - from 1 J
Co. X. ('.
The '- ncceiifary Avagons and teams for carrying on
the business can le bought of the fulscriler.
Any other information can le had of the subscriljer
or of 1). 1". McKeithan on the premises.
Riverside, Feb'y 13, 18" t 8l-4t- d
WOUTII &, UTLEY,
Funcardinz and d'cneral Commission Merchants,
J. A. Woktii. " JosErn TJtlev.
Feb'y IS lS.-4. 81-tf -
Ftnjettcrillc, X. C.
Fast side Green Street, a few doors North of the Mar
The subscriber begs leave to announce to
the citizens of Favetteville. and the traveling
public, that lie has just linii-hrd and opened his
House, for the reception and entertainment of any who
may wish permanent or transient Roard.
His house is large and comfortable, and his table
shall always k furnished with the best the maiket will
atlbrd. lie also has good and trusty Ostler,' who will
attend faithfully to that department of the business.
No pains spared to make those comfortaJde who may
favor him with their patronage.- a fdiare of which is
respect full v solicited. C harges shall be moderate.
! R. SUEMWELL.
Fcb'e 18. 1S.VI. 81tf
just received, and offers for
this method of informing his
hat he still continues in the Mill
1 its branches, viz: foundering.
Vater or Steam Mills upon varU
with simple or complicated ma-
:s thanks to the publ.c lor the
reeived heretofore, and hopes
siness, and by giving general
continuance of the same, lie
work will compete with that of
ipeod and durability. All )cr-
.1 1 ! Ill
one in t lie aoove line woum no
as he has several competent
and is prepared to execute all
ce and on very reasonable lerms.
led to. For further information
at Johnso iville. Cumberland
I). R. JOHNSON.
10 -Rids, extra New Orleans Molasses,
; " ' Svrup.
10 ' ' Mess Fork.
." llhds. new crop Molasses,
North Carolina and Western Racon,
Rlacksniiths Tool-, complete,
Together with a varied stock of
CIROCEKIKS. HARDWARE, AND DRV GOODS,
which will bo exchanged for country produce, cash, or
Also, a heavy stock of ROOTS AND SHOES, some
Also.t fine Dress Coats aud, Rants, Satin and other
Vests, Shirts. Ac. Ac.
Also. Distillers' Glue, and Seed Oats.
. T1IOS. J. JOHNSON.
Feb'v 18. 18.-)!. M-tf
S-K V O N 1
STARR A WILLIAMS are now receiving their se
cond stock, for this season, of Staple ami Fancy Dry
GM)ds: Hats, Caps. Shoes, Roots; , Stlk, UitHi antl Straw
ami Keatly-made Cmtliuig; with
(ilovcs, .Silk and Cottoii
Ron nets; Fmbrellas.
a large asstrtmeut of
The above stock embraces a variety of Seasonable
Goods not enumerated, comprising one of the largest
assortments we have ever offered: and having recently
been purchased by the package, at a reduction from the
prices of the first of the season, they will be offered to
w holesale bu vers on our usual terms. ,
J. R STARR.
Oct ;i. is:.:;. J. M. WILLIAMS.
jVS ultiia ut:it?iisir.
ictical Root-maker of some ex-
time been sensible that there is a
supplied to the public in the way
r hoots and shoes. .Most of tne
r injure the leather or fail to
cessary to give to man's itn
v finish. He has therefore, dur-
iths. been devotion himself to
u article free from these objec-
mueh investigation and
succeeded, ineresun is f . s
lt." He only wishes that it
er to establish its superiority
on him at his shop opposite Mr
rv. llav street, ami nesuppwou
at a chea rate.
llTHt'lIASI2 FOR Tllli FAI.I OF 1853.
The undersigned would notify their customers aud
all others buying in this market, that they arc now re
ceiving a second Stock of Fall Goods for l8o3, selected
by one of the firm personally, consisting of a general
.Dry (loods, Hardware, Hats, Caps, Boots and
A large addition to their stock of Readv-Made
All of which they offer to the trade upon their usual
Furchas rs will find it to their interest to give our
tock an examination Ijcfore making their selections.
HALL A SACKETT.
October 8. ls.',:.
ind a full assortment ofGRO-
IOKS. and other Goods suitable for
a h', and which I offer for Cash.'
luce of almost any kind. i
-Flour. Meal. Corn. Rice. Hacon. j
t rackers. Salt, white ( larihed t
lo and Java (,'oifee. Tea. Molasses. '
tobacco. Snuit. i andles. Soap.
es. Reoner. Rackets. Rrooms.
Rowder. Shot. Rercusslon Caps,
of Dve Stuffs; w ith many other
nent of Drv Goods. Roots 'and
and Kcrsevs. and a -good assort-
Call and buv cheap.
AV. II. CARVER.
ATTEXTIOX, TIIK AVIIOLEI
indebted to me by account
t. 1S.":. are earnestly requested
m desirous of settling up the
R. K. RR VAX.
s for sale, his LAXDS. six miles
. and about one mile from the
igh Flank Road, consisting of
and sixtv acres of land, suited
utine or Timber. There is abo
While you are talking of your internal improvements,
forget not to call and see the improvements made
in Guns at M. A. Rakers ' Gun Manufcctory, on
Hay street.' opposite the Fost Office, where he has the
Prussian Needle Gun. Air Guns, and various improved
FistoIs,tf ('olt's Repeater. Allen's, Whitney's arms com
pany with Maynard primers, Armstrong Duelling
Fistols: w ith a large assortment of double and single-
! barrel Shot Guns. Game and Shot Rags, Powder
Flasks. Percussion Caps of English and French make.
1 w ith a large assortment of gaining fixtures.
KiUes constantly on hand and manufactured to or
der, and warranted to shoot from 100 to !0() yards.
Repairing of every thing in the Gunsmith line 'will
be done at t-hort notice, in the best manner, and for a
small charge. All orders promptly attended to. All
woik warranted. M. A. RAKER,
Sign of the Wooden Gun,
Hav street, opposite the Post Office.
Jan'y 28, ls',4. tf
t o UX.
I."i00 bushels country Corn in store, for sale by
W. H. L UTTER LOII.
January 21. 18.j I tf
Jamk.s C. Smith. Miles Costix.
JAMES C. SMITH St CO.,
Have removed their office to the second fdorv of the
Saw and Grist Mill, all in good I building formerly occupied by the Telegraph Company.
ition ; also, a Dwelling, and all
irv onihousbs. in good repair.
the hea l waters of Caiver's Creek, known a the Tarry
is a small Farm, a Dwelling House
ATT OTt X E V A T L A W,
F.VYKTrKVIl.l.E, X. C.
Office on Anderson Street.
Octoler 22, lS,":i f-m
I..M It HO !v Kit.
I have so many calls about Turpentine lands that I
have concluded to offer my services to buy and sell.
Those having lands for sale will furnish me with plots
and quantity, together with a fair description, and
Nov. IS. lfl.M."
JAMES G. COOK.
XOTK'E.-MI LES EOIt SALE.
The subscribers offer for sale Three Teams of .Mules.
"Wagon and Harness. Thome wanting Mules would do
well to call on the premises.
Also, 2tXl!) acres turpentine Land for safe. Call and
W. A. MFLVIN.
Place, on which tiiere
and other houses.
On the first nam
five thousand Turpen
All the above lands!
molatiug terms. P
please call o i tiie su
x-howing-the above la
Oyt. 27. is:
will be sold on the most accom
sous wishing to it!ichase. will
M-r'der. v.ho will take pleasure in
WM. R. ROLTON.
10) Rbls. super No
for sale bv
Feb'v l. ls4
rthern Vellow. iust nn oived. nnd
PETER P. JOHNSON.
are hereby notified ti
with him, within sixt
Cypress Creek, Rladen Co.
if)') Rushels S.-ed O
Feb'v 1. 1854.
A new supply, just received.
Jau"v30. lbol 7U-tt
f two liundred and fifty acres, on
ract. there is cut about twenty
ine Roxes, from two to four years
claims against Farquhard Camn-
bell. and iles:ro:is to ajvail themselves of the provisions
of a Deed of Trust executed bv him to the undersigned.
tile the particulars of their claims
davs hereafter, or thev will lie
! " JAMES P. HODGES.
8, isr4. si-:;t
P. S. Claimants miv tile their claims with mv At
torney. Warren Winslow.
ts, just received and for Fale by
PETER P. JOHN SOX.
when' thev are prepared to attend to all business in the
All business entrusted to them will lie punctually
Wilmington, Jan'y 14, 1K4. 76-ly
I am now receiving a much larger stock of
Fancy Dry Goods
than I have yet offered in Favetteville, consisting of
Drv Goods of every description, Hats, Roots. Shoes, and
Keadv-made Clothing, which will be sold as low as any
goods in the State.
I will be glad to have the ladies call and examine my
stock. F. MOORE.
Sept. 17. 18:5. tf
Confer! tonrr)- nnd A'nrlety Slorr,
Under the Favetteville Hotel. Hay Street,
December .11, 1853 y
15 H O X S & DeROSSBT,
II c II O S SET fc BROWN,
WILMINGTON, N. C.
General Commission Merchants.
10,000 lbs. Tallow vantnl,
For which the highest cash price will be paid.
Oct 8, lt53 A. M. CAMPRELL.
DR. W. F. BASON begs leave to say that he ex
pects to be in Favetteville in February, when he hopes
to see and hear from his friends and others.
Jan'y 26, 1854 7D-tf
- lie inet Millkrhairasa fcllow-ransrcr. and who
supposed Flower to , le dead. After sonic con-
lersation, Flower said : "Now suppose a mount-
coponteinan, or AiiiCMaKer a fellow' oi rtal
piuck was tocome upon you when you vrere
alontaHrtvas to challeiiffe you to tsurreuder,
fhatwoulcl ydif lo? Would .yTm draw your
trigger at once, aud not cive .laih' cliauce?"
TTxL 'tcMl ln'm to .stand
Frm ' Califernij. fc-
Jp ICortheru ; Light lias arrived I rano?r named MilKghau :
with late dates- from California.
30,000 ia gold on freight V ' .
m Capt, lfalker xr)cd!tioai(
3ia state that f matters wcrV ap-
ou prosperously. ific barque
conveyed the first cjcpcdition to
. j" '-" -
n 'lifvc 'lionn ohfiirPf1 liv fbo
!?-- - , - - .! ""No " cried Jtldlighaii,
4he success . wic filhbuffters is destined to be
short lired, fort is stated that the IT; S. sloop
of Avar PortsibcSath and the government mail
steanier was to leive San Francisco for the pur
pose pf looking Iftcr Captaio Walker and his
Westerx Hog u kahk. The total number off
hogs packed in 0ioy Tennessee, and Kentucky
this season, embracing all the principal points,
is one million two hynd red and sixty-Jive thvvsuvd
fixe hundred and fipy-five, against nine hundred j
and seventy-five thousand seven hundred and j
ninety-eight last -year being an increase in the I
number of two iiiwdrcd and eighty-nine thousand j wished to meet that fellow in the field, for what I
"Millighan," said Flower, still keeping his
eagle eye fixed on him, "are you speaking the
truth?" "Yes, so help me Heaven!"
"Now let us sujipose." continued Flower.
I "that such a man as that fellow .George Flower
i the fellow that was drowned the other dav
j was to be in. the same positioii'with you as I am
"I'd tell him," said MiHighan, "that one of
us must die, and challenge him to fight fair."
"How fight fair?"
"Whv, I'd ask him to measure off lift v vards,
to walk backwards five-and-twenfy paces, and
let me do the same."
"And do you think he would doit?"
"Yes I do, for he was a man. 1 have often
( ' i'-
seven hundred awjifty-sercn, and in the
five per cent.
JKS"- Gen. Dockery, the Federal nominee for
Governor, is a incniler of the Baptist Church ;
and we know the belief is eutertaine'd that he
will obtain democratic votes on account of this
fact. We mention this to show the desperation
to which federalism is driven, and to advise cer
tain of our Baptist friends of the calculations
which are being made at the expense of their
intelligence and political integrity. Standard.
Washington, Feb. 22.
A rencontre took-place here last night be
tween Senator Clemens, of Alabama, and Mr
Harris, of Mississippi.' ' Mr Clemens was intro
duced to Harris, who declined replying. The
introduction was unsolicited. Mr Clemens re
torted that he would make Harris responsible.
Mr Harris rejoined angrily, when Mr C drew
a revolver and struck Harris a heavy blow on
the head, cutting it dangerously, felling him t6
the ground. Clemens then seized a chair, but
was prevented from a further attack by his
friends who interfered. The ditticultv remains
uncxplainad, and a duel is anticipated.
': New;, Plan for Railway?.
Tlie New York National Democrat ; notices
tion, the inviAitibtS of Mr Henry Smith, of Michi
gan. Mr Smith's proposition, as we learn from
thcHemocrat, is to build lailfays wholly of iron,
elevating the track on cast iron columns, and
suspending the cars" from the track instead of
resting 'them oa it. Tlie National Democrat
"Such a road can be built for less tlun the
expense of building a ground road, it will be
infinitely more durable, is less liable to get out
of repair, and secures a degree of safety, with
twice the'specd, not yet dreamed of by travellers
on our best managed roads. The idea is a novel
one, and from a pretty thorough examination
of the plan'," we think it entirely practicable, and
one admirably suited to the exigencies of the
times. Everyone feels the necessity of secur
ing greater safety on our railroads, and there
is a rapidly increasing demand for this mode of
conveyaneel Railroads are springing up as if
by magic.in all sections of the world; and
hence the great necessity for those engaged in
their construction to encourage every idea that
tends iu any way towards economy, durability,
facility of construction and transit, and, above
all, to insure safety: All these, and more, arc
comprehended in an eminent degree in the
Elevated Railway. It possesses a vast number
of advantages over any railway now in opera
tion on the face of the globe. Aside from its
cheapness, durability, safety, etc., it can be run
through the thoroughfares of our cities and
villages (cars at full speed) without obstruction
or annoyance, an air line can be more easily
pursued,-' while curves can be turned with no
kind of fear of the cars ever running off the
track, far heavier grades can be ascended with
ease, it cats no man's farm in two, in no way
endangers travel on our highways, and it is im
possible for the cows to get on the track, while
it looks down with contempt on the snow bank."
"An old soaker who lives in Western, Mis
souri, took it into his head one day that it was
nesessary for his future welfare to be 'born
ngin"a1l forthwith repaired to the Rev. Mr
B -, the respected pastor of the Baptist
denomination of the town aforesaid, to obtain
light. He was received with urbanity, and
forthwith the following ensued:
Old S. Its your doctrine, boss, that a feller
to be saved must suffer immersion, isn't it?
Mr B Yes, Mr S., it is a fundamental doc
trine of our Church, that a man to be regenera
ted, must repent of his sins, and be immersed.
Old S.Well, boss, after repentiu' and been
slid under, if he flashes the pan, then what?
Mr B. Although back-sliding is much to be
deplored, still, if he sincerely repents -of his sin
and is again immersed, the Cuureii win lecenc .
Old S.Well K'nrne- he ajrin kicks out of;
the traces after the second time, (for you know
what critters there are in the world, boss) then
what Is'to pay? -n
Mr B. Notwithstanding all this, if he will
seriously repent, and solemnly promise to amend
his future life, the Church will again receive
him into its bosom, after being immersed.
Old S.f (after a few moments of deep thought,)
proposes tlie closing interrogatory W ell, boss,
would'nt it be a blasted good idea to keep sich j ti
lers in a soak all tlie timet"
My' informant did not say whether old S.,
joined the Church or not, but I incline to the
opinion that he didn't:' Knickerbocker.
I most want iu this life is its excitement and to
j be killed by the hand of a man like Flower, or
to escape by killing him in a fatrjight -either
way would be something to suit me."
"Millighan," said Flower slowly, "I believe
every word you utter. Now listen to what I
am going to tell you. I am George l'lotcer "
Millighan started. lie gazed " on -'Flower,
whose, eve was now riveted on that of his adver
sary. Millighan'scarbine dropped from his hand
but he did not change color or betray any alarm.
"Pick up your piece," said Flower, pointing
to the carbine and assuming.; a' proud aud care
less attitude. "I am all vou have said of me,
have shot vou like a dog;
'Xr- The Caloric steamer Ericsson made a
trial trip from New York recently. The inten
tion Was for her to remain out three or four
dnv ;lnt. she returned in consequence of the
j -lin'tlcrs not being perfectly air tight.
before I spoke to you just now; but I could not
do that, for you are a man as well as myself,
aud you arc as brave as generous. -Pick up
your piece and walk backward five and twenty
paces; but let us shake hands first." Millighan
took Flower's hand, and sighed heavily as he
shook it. "Do not surrender," suggested Flow
er, half tearing that Millighan would do so and
break the very charm that bound him to the
""Surrender!" cried Millighan, with a smile
and a sneer; "no! I'll never do that. And
knowing you to be a brave foe, I have still a
chance; for I shoot as straight as you tlo. But
tell me in earnest; are you George Flower?
Yes, you must be. But hear this (his blood
bfgau tp warm)-if you arc not, we must light
this day, for we cannot after this live together."
And Millighan took up his carbine, and satisfied
himself that there was powder in the pan, and
with his left thumb he pushed the corner of his
flint round so as to insure ignition when he drew
Flower placed his carbine against a huge
stone, then put his hands into his pockets and
looked at Millighan, "I am George .Flower,",
said he, "and ''who' but George Flower would
deal wit!i you as I do? Don't let us talk much,
or I may forget my mission and become a bush
ranger myself." And Flower took up his car
bine, aud examined the powder in his pan and
touched the flint as Millighan had done.
"Flower! for Flower you be," said Millighan,
"grant me, if you shoot me, one desire that has
haunted me. I do not dread death, but I have
a lienor of burial. If I fall, stiller nie to lie on
the very spot. Let the eagle come and feast
upon my carcas, pluck these eyes from their
sockets and the skin from this brow; let me lie
here in this lonely region, and let my bones
bleach iu the sun, and the rain fall, and and
the moon and stars shine upon them."
"My God!" exclaimed Flower, seizing Millig
han by the arm, "the same dread of being bur
lied has ever haunted we. If I fall by your
hand, let me rest here, with my head pillowed
upon this gun. Let no man living be shown
the spot where I fell."
"Take your ground," said Millighan. "I am
"There is my hand," said Flower, "and should
we meet in another .world we shall not be
ashamed of one another, my boy."
Tears were standing in the eyes of. both Flow
er and Milligham when they parted. Each
stepped backward pace for .pace. Millighan
followed by his little terrier, Netth s. When
thev were 'about fifty yards apart, they halted
ami looked at each other for several minutes.
Both simultaneously levelled their carbine but
each was indisposed to be the first to fire At
last Millighan discharged his piece. He had
aimed at Flower's heart. His bullet whizzed
iat Flower's head, and carried away part of
the left whisker. Flower fired and Mdhghun
fell flat oivhis face. The' ball had entered his
left breast. Flower ran to the spot to catch
any hist word Millighan might desire to breathe.
But Millighan was dead.
Svknev Smith. Nothing was more odious to
Syduev Smith than forward priggism. One
cveninir, at a dinner party, he was excessively
annoyed by the familiarity of a"young fop, who
constantly" addressed him as "Smith;" "Smith,
pass the wine," and so forth. Presently, the
voun,r gentleman stated that he had received
an invitation to dine with the Bishop of Loudon,
and asked the reverend canon "what sort of a
fellow" he was. ' "
"A very good sort of a fellow, indeed," re
plied the satirist; "only let me give you a piece
of advice don't call him Howley."
This rebuff vastly amused the company; but
the object of it, being a fool at all points, did
not see this point, and talked on in happy un
consciousness. Soon afterwards, one of the
company rose to depart, pleading- an engage
ment to a soiree at Gore House.
"Take me with you," roars young Hopeful.- -"I've
the greatest possible desire to know Lady
This request was very naturally demurred to,
on' the ground that a visitor was not authorized
to introduce uninvited guests.
"Oh!" said Sidney Smith, "never mind; I'm
sure that her ladyship will be delighted to see
our young friend: the weather's uncommonly
hot, and you can say that ybu have brought
with you'Ac cool of the evening:7
Scekui? Letters under RUHcuItlcs.
A capital anecdote has been told us of a Mr
Cornix, who acted a week or two as deputy hr
a Postmaster at ouc of our West-Virginia Min
eral Springs, last Summer. Mr Cornix, in r
having touctived the notion cf going to IVii.v,
; Never learned the lingo,"
and s.g'tbe following laughable disrop.litnrc !.
fclT hint in consequence of meeting a live Fivi.
man in Jhc course of his official duties,
f . ; t . ii it... . r . .: i l .v i
Atonsieur jua uoux-, me uiorcsuui rrencin.
having; come over from Paris to see la .
rcjwllirfue de AtmeriqnetWc a true Frenchi.
begau his search for knowledge at the rcsor
liiV'.tstrrc u nd so r .mo in curso-to t!.- Y:r
funeral springs, leaving some very
creole friends behind him in Louisiana, his ardci.t
sou). demanded and expected a tri-w cckly !;:tt -mentoftheir
health, etcetera, in return funis in
stant jottings of his opinions on American m Mi
ners, customs and society. Whenever the
came in, therefore, Monsieur La Douxw;:.- il.
first at the office.
"Any lettaire for Monsieur La Di;;" !
would enquire; and then the impcrt in Imlil
nix would thutnh'e the ontciits of t he L
aud return for answer "Wall, no reckon ni.''
. For two weeks did tlie indefatigable L:t I Mux
visit the post office iu pursuit of 1 tl rs, t i ! to
meet the invariable "Wall, no re kou i .
Sometimes he would turn away with an ill ; -pressed
"sacrc " damning the mails :u:i t!,
deputy and doubting his friends. The i! pi:; ; 's
"Wall, no reckon not" was become hati li.l t
his cars, vet he could not refrain from ciKpiii ii: r
for. his letters. The deputy, for his part, .-rt. tin
Frenchman down as a bore, and cursed him in
his heart everv time he turned awav. ()' v
ing the pile of letters in the L. box to be on the
increase daily, a luminous idea at hist j j ( d
into the Frenchmen's head :
"Mon friend," said he, one day, after Ik ai in -the
deputy's "Wall, no," for the fourteen I h
time, "sail 1 'ave de plaisir to luok attic 1 . t
taire?" "No objection," said Mr Cornix, giving 1 im
"Ban!" exclaimed La Doux, throwing o(V a
letter from the top of the pile with an exultant
look : "Helas! no lettaire for Mon-iem- l a
Doux en rcfitc!" he again exclaimed, throwing
down three or four more; "("est bien! no It t
taire!" aud so he went on exclaiming ami throw
ing out until he had found ten. Picking up hi
own letters, lie turned round upon the deputy
with a savage uir "No lettaire for Mon.-ieur
La Doux! what you call ilat? Ees dat no let
taire?" "Them letters b'lougs to Monsure La v T i u 1 . -,''
exclaimed Cornix, who had an idea that he wax
about to be imposed upon or robbed.
"Lay Ducks!" exclaimed the l'i cin h i iau,
with a look of mingled ind gnatiou and conteinpt.
j- "Lay Ducks I by gar, JL see, you un fo-.: -un
rita is xot 3ou!-tall do' ignoriiihe. Ytm no
comprehended notting you no ondeiv tamh . h
language et de pronunciation Francaise. f ..... L
at de lettaire," said he, holding up one of I ' . ii,,
"L-a, dat ces Iar; D-o-u-x, lat ees ) ! :c
"That's a fact!" exclaimed Cornix, with a
sudden enlightenment ; "Devil take tlie Fn m h,"
lie continued, smarting under his chastise un ;,t.
Frenchman picked up his letters ami inontl
to the door with a grumbling curse on ail fo.,!
who'' don't understand French lhe great. !
languatre iu the world without a doubt-- t i -tainly
iudisjteusable to every Frenchman ! -(jicenbrier
( I'o.) lira.
fculd'nt lure Mm.
A good story is told, in an eastern paper, !'
the treatment of a drunken husbnml by his ami
able spouse. After trying various i .p i in.' i, i .
all to cure drunkenness, she thought ol 'amain ;
plan of making a reformed drunkard of her Ion;.
She engaged a watchman for a stipulated n
ward to carry Philander to the wateh-htn;
while vetin a state of insensibility, and to ! i i ' ; -en
him a little when he recovered. In ce,,
qnenee of this arrangement, Philander w;.l.. i
up about eleven o'clock at . night, and le nt .,
himself lying on a pine bench in a strange ami
dim apartment. Raising himself upon hist!
bow, lie looked aroud until his eyes rested em ,t
man bv the stove smoking a cigar.
'Where am I? said Philander.
In a medical college,' said the cigar Mm!. ; .
What doing there?'
'Going to be cut up?'
'How comes that?'
'Why you died yesterday, while you
drunk and we bought your I ody to make
'It's a lie I'm not dead.'
'No matter we bought vour (anas
your wife, who had a right to sell it, for it',
the good she could make of you. If you're i
dead that's no fault of the doctor's ami thm
cut you up dead or alive.'
'You will do it eh?' asked the old sot.
'Ay to be sure we will now directly,' wa t
'Well, can't you let us have romet hii:g
drink before you begin?'
This last speech satisfied the vat.i:;an t
Philander was a hopeless case; ami,
ward was contingent on his siieccssiui tie ;.u
of the patient, he was not a little ha-iii.
the result : so. with no 'gentle hanellag,
tumbled the irrefonuable inebriate out oft.
L.Mir; F. Sai.k ok Nkohoks. A number of m
grocs, eighty-live in all, the property of G e .-.
D. Baskerville, were sold iu Warren county, im
the -21st and 22d inst., at very high prices. (..
man, a brick-mason, brought 2,-lfd), the- e,th- i
raugeel from $1:125 to $1540; women g' m i .
brought over '$1,000 each; one young worn;, i
sold for $1 100. The whole lot averaged f r:;;
the sales amounting to near $5-1,000.
There were but few prime hands among tie m
and the sale is considered remarkable fort'.
prices obtained. H'ifmitmton Jlcrald.
It is stated thut 220 vessels cleared at Mo
bile for foreign ports during the year ending i
October last, carrying 345,1)30 bales cott i
Of this amount, only 10,470 bales were put
board at the wharves, while 330,400 bales w.
taken 28 miles down the river in lighters. T. 1
cost of this extra work in shipment amount.,
to over $95,000! And for other artieh-.se
freight taken by these vessels was added .1.
192 making a total of $1 10,289 for uc i'
of expense on freights down to the .-en. ( '
Receruer s lzoi.
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