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FAYETTEVILLE, K. TURDAY, DECEMBEE 20, 1850.
VOLUME XVIII N0. 929.
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ri.HUHXT U. WRIGHT.
A inrury lit nw, aycltevllU, TV. C.
Of!k-c ;it the corner of How and Creen streets.
Fob'v :;. i -:$.
.1. A. SI'KAiiS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ATTENDS tin (J.art-i of Cumberland, Harnett,
W'ak' and Johnston.
Address, Toomer, Harnett Co., N. C.
l-"e!. It!, loot!. H5-J
DR. K. A. BLACK.
OFFICE Front Kdjiih, over Dr. S. J. Hinsdale's
Chiiiist :v.id Iruij .Store.
Fb" v 7. 1 S."tj. 8 l-tf
JAM 12 S C. DAVIS,
A V T : it ' K V A T L. V V -
All b il a v i itr-nt-" 1 will be pr-jniptl y attended to
Ad ire-; do n: m;j; j it o aj, ltioiimoad cuaaty. N.U
October I. 1-J55. ly
il A U K I K K A C T R V,
ltv ;!:. lau i KjK.
.a -ly o;ip'--itu to E. W. WdlkinsjV Auction Store,
Fav.-tt , i!le, X. 0.
) t. 1. I S."."). " v
tt4 1 t of La i I. lyin : Cape Fear lliver 'tore.
D.v.dlin .U 11 net.ill i.i ,'uvt rate or.l-r. Th-. Store
is at a ;i i-' b.i-:n-.-- tan I at ths t'ro-t-' lloa and th an
I is not to b-; "vc llel by any in Xorth tJaroliaa.
A ir p :! i l-.5:rinir to p ire!ia-e can obtai n further
lvrtieiila.'- r.--!p -etin r the prop rty by eaHuij; cm
istber of n at V"iVi. t'-r-sek on t"ie 'iliuinjilou .Koad
15 mil-'S tro;ii F.v.tWviH-?.
SAilAII WilK J ! IT.
K-t. 1. l:.-tf JAM Hi WilKillT.
25 lit varJ.
Ilana-.viv frn.n the sub briber on the 1st of April
lavt. a mrro m in nam 1 Hand, about six feet high .
aWo'it :!o v ars of and black. Said negro is suit
lo--d t-t'f lurking in the neighborhood of John IJel!
or J i;n 1 M tlv.-lhan.
'I'll above r ".vard will b? paid to any pr-oti d
liverint; said :i vro to m-: at LoekviUe, Chatham eo.
X. or co.ilinin him in anv .fail in the State where
1 e.ui et hi in. " NATHAN KIX(J.
June 5. !a"0. -l-tf
IVlU'Mi retHi-n his thanks to
the public for the liberal patron
age he has received, and hopes,
by punctuality in business, for a
continuation of the same.
ij P I his own resoonsibilit v, on the
Jjgnrthivtfi?'- South side of Person street, two
v.af' doors below the Cape Fear Bank
three doors above his old stand where he would
la! to see alibis old friends. He expects to keep
an I a irood assortment or .aa lies. jJriuies, rt utps.
everv thing in hislm" of business.
. !. " He will attend to repairing of Saddles, Har
. .Ve.. and hi charges shall be moderate,
pteniber 13. 1 .. 15-tim
is ;ct receiving his FALL STOCK, embracing a
large an general Stock of Dry Goods, Hats, Caps.
Ha .d'.Sho-s. (Jroceries. hollow-ware. Crockery
unu C;iass-vAre. which will be sold upon favorable
term.- or exchanged for produce, hoping to Hee his
friends and customers before they supply themselves.
Sept. i. lt-Km.
SADDL1-: AXI) HARNESS MAKER,
W L" LD Respectfully inform the public and all the
old cu-toavrs of Houston and Overby. that he still
continues to carry on the Saddle and Harness making
qusiness in all it various brauchea, at th4 old Stand of
Houston and Overby. where he will he happy o fur
nish them with any article which they may need in hiu
:Cr Strict attention paid to Repairing.
Aug. IS, 185G. C-m
KJITCKJIIT A T PASSEXGKR LINK BE
TWKK" HV!r. tIVTO fc PUF.TTEVIIJ-E.
SUampr Msn'l:. lavt's i-'.-iyottHvill1 oa Mond.iy and Thurs
day mroinirii. l.r ininut.s ft -r stin-risf
l.rai ? Wilm.Mtrti'n on T ur'sclay and Friday maniicR
Siotui t hanuy l.uctprloh. Ikuvtb Knyetteville oa i'u';?dy
nl Friday mornings. ;5 min'.it' after sun-ri.-.4.
I.vavvs Wilminptou Wt'dncpday and Saturday mornius.
Botti c trryiu,; Krciitht and t'a"'nger8.
Stvfim-r Rowan, witij full sets of Lighter, runs regularly
carry ing Fn'iirht only .
The n- ulurit y of t.ur Boats on all stage f the Rier. and
the d -sp.itrh and promptness in deliverinit goods, are too wi-11
kuown to nvj.iire poimmut.
To our patroiisi we tcnd"r onr thinks fpr thu vtrv librral
pitronuj;.- heretofore bcstowi-d. a id cn ttr all shippers that
no -rt rts w, 11 b" p.trd in futur-. and f,.,.i conrident that onr
facilities tor despatch are equal if not superior to any line on
Cape tear Xt'iTer. w. p KLLIOTT.
.. Agnnt for I.utterloh Sc. Co.
FayetteviUe. N. C. Oct 2S. 1856 21-tf
A KVIta C11VNCS TO M.VICE MO.VKY.
Being inclined to move South. I will sell mv entire
1 VA G OX B S 1 13 LIS 1IMENT,
with a good Stock of Material and Tools, selected by
myself purposely for the wagon business. Any person
wishing to buy, and having doubts about the success
of the establishment, can have an opportunity of e.x
timiuitig mv book for their own satisfaction.
N. B. All debts due me for work must be setted
either by cash or approved notes by the first of Jan'y,
1857, if not they will all be put in course of collection
Vy legal process. WM. WATSON.
Nov. 22, 1830. 2A-37.
50 Barrels Mackerel Inspection 135c just
50 Boxes extra good Chese
Aug. 28. 13-tf
for sale bv
for ale bv
Auz. 30. 185G.
THE PLOVTITO BitiLS Ott KSt'CKLE
The subscriber h&viag purehwed tha Right of the
above Machine for tlie Connti of Cumberland and
Harnett, is now ready to furnish such an may be
desirous of obtaining a Riht. Th machin isfimple,
both in its structure-and operation, and should any
portion of it fail, can be easily and speeoiiy re?a:re
by any person havin the un tooVkN I "t claim j
ror inis macnine more man w.ixi it i mv,- iu pri iyi m t
with that description of labor which almost every j
familv is able to supply, without at all intesferinsr
witi-AbA -ord rf-AieS.
1-T"br' 15 Tears, of age can
tae first place "Wl
perform all the labor, after
having seen it operate a few times, and if the direc
tions are adhered to, will do as much work in ane day
as three or four women in the ordinary way. and the
work will be much better done. Below will be found
a certificate from those who have purchased and now
have iu use one of these machines
April 12, 1856.
Fatettkvii.t.k. N. C. April 0. 1S5G.
We. the undersigned, having purchased of Mr lsham
Blake one of the above machines, cordially recommend
it to the favor of the Public: It washes very rapidly,
and the work is much better done than in usually done
in the old way, and with less wear to the Clothing,
it far exceeds our expectations, and has only to be
seen in operation to satisfy the most skeptical of its
utility and economy. We have no doubt of its being
geuerailv used wherever introduced.
D. G. McRae.
.lso. D. Williams,
John I). Stark,
Joseph A. Worth,
A. J. O'Hanlon',
W. J. A N I1ER30V,
Wit. McL.u r.iv,
A. P. IIurp,
Jas. O. Smith,
in company with several other gentlemen, saw
a four dollar bill which was very dirty and much
defaced, put in and washed out by this machine, re
moving all the dirty appearance of the bill, and leav
ing it perfectly legible, which shows there is little or
no rubbing produced in washing line articles.
Frank X. Roberts,
Jas. (J. Smith.
FALL STOCK, now reeeiviuir. by
S. J. HINSDALE.
Aug. 30, lS5fi. 013-tf
F.1LL IRA DfiliftG.
B. I P 10 A K C K
IS NOW OPENING, a largo and desirable Stock of
FALL AND WINTER GOODS,
consisting in part of
r.la.-k and Colored Silks.
English and French .Merinos.
l'l.v n and Fig'd DeLanes, some beautiful patterns,
Black and Fancy Alpacas,
Edgings and Inserting,
Collars and Uuderslee ves.
Caetns and Whalebone Skirts,
.faeoiiet. Nainsook. Sw iss and 11 aid Muslins,
Friiie-h. English and Anu-rieau I'rints,
Cloths and Cassimei-e.1.
S.itinetts. Jean- ami Tweeds,
I'l.tids. Liuseys and Keiveys.
I.aroliua and Marlljoro' Stripes,
Bl. -ached and Brown Shirtings and Sheetings,
White and Colored Flannels,
Drillings and Tickings.
Irif.ii Linens, good assortment.
Linen Table Cloths, Towdings and Napkins,
Shawls. Cloaks and Mantillas,
Extra quality of Bed Blankets.
Ribbons, Belts, Gloves. Hosiery. &.C.
ALS' ) -
! lats. Caps, Bonnets, Boots. Shoes and Umbrellas:
general assortment of
It E l D Y-MA DE CL O THING,
and every variety in the YANKEE NOTION LTN E.
which will be sold at a small advance for CASH, or
on time to punctual customers, cither at
Wholesale or Retail.
All are respectfully invited to give me a call before
B. F. PEARCE.
Hay St.. Fayetteville, Sept. 1, lS."fi. 14-tf
sOUTHIKX IdTKRAKY MESSENGEU
For the Year 1S55. July to December.
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ume of the 'SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER,
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of the PECULIAR INSTITUTIONS OF THE
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MACFARLANE, FERGUSSON & CO.
Law Bnildiug, Franklin Street, Richmond, Va.
June 1, 1856.
Five sevenths' of the FARMIXG AND TURPEN
TINE LAND in Harnett county, known as the Parker
and McNeill lands, joining Wm. Harr'ugtsn's land on
Upper Little River. There is some 200" acres cf the
best quality of low grounds on the River. The up
lands are heavily timbered with pines, and within six
miles of the Fayetteville and Western Railroad.
For particulars apply to D Mc ARTHUR.
J. P. ROPER,
Nov 2D, 1856. J- W. MoKAY.
Maryland Lotteries, j
CORBIN & CO AGENTS.
A FORTUNE FOR THEJTBTAT..
There ia a t de ia th affair- oT nn
Which, if takmi at the flocl. lead -J
ONE TRIAL MAY MAKE YGU RICH POtt Lit
Splendid Schema Drawins Daily. ,
SE.VD YOUR ORDERS
TO COttBlW co-
The Old BaUblished Authorised AnU wbo BT
SOLD MORE PRIZES
Thn nv other omce in the Stat, of Marylan. 5
ALL PRI2ES GUARAXTEED
BY THE STA'
Wholes Al Halves 50 eta. Qnarte:
CERTIFICATES Of PACKACBC
r whole Tickets
- piketa BpjShf br the Paekaja r lway the andSt?
- Profitable to the Purchaeera. ;
For $25 we send package Whole, Halve A Quarter.
For $10 we send package Halves A two Whole tickets
For $5 wa send package Quart's A one Whole Ticket.
Look at the following
One of which are drawn at 12 o'clock each day of the
MARYLAND CONSOLIDATED LOTTERY.
CORBIN & CO.. AQENTS-SCIIEME.
1 prize of $5,000
1 do 1,000
1 do 500
1 do " 1 SO
1 do 1 37
1 SO do 06
t!4 do 20
64 do . 8
fid do 4
4.32S do 2
22,170 do 1
24,861 prizes amounting to
PATAPSCO INSTITUTE LOTTERY.
CDRBIN & CO., AGENTS.
27.i$14 prizes amounting to
CORBIN A CO., AGENTS.
prizes. amounting to
Tickets SI Shares in proportion,
We invariably answer letters by return
closing tae tickets ;n a good safe envelope, and always i
.-e the strictest confidence. After the drawing is j
we send the official drawiucr. with a writtenex-!
planation ot the result of the venture. JAll
Prizes bought at this ouice are payable iinmcdiely
after the drawing iu Current Money, and we take Rnk
Notes of any State, or Bank drafts in payment for 4ck
ets at par. For odd amounts in making change wire
ceive postage stamps, they being more convenient tian
silver. Correspondents may place the utmost confidence
in the regularity and safety of ths mails, as veryn'ew
or no miscarriages of Money happen when propirly
directed to us. Be careful that you mention your rost
Ouice, County and State. Give us at least one siigle
trial, you cannot lose much, if not gaiu. One silgle
trial may make you independent for life. TRY EJS.
There should be no such word as fail. Address
CORBIN & CO.
Box 190 Post OiSce, Baltimore Mi.
Oct. 11 21-6m j
iKW Aa d cheap Goons.
J ames Iyle
HA.S just received a very large and general assort
ment of GOODS Among which are,
French and English Merinos:
Do. Delains, Plain and Figured :
Dress Silk, Fig'd and Plain ;
Black Fillet .Mits ;
Sleeves and Collars ;
Cloths, Cassiuierea and Satins ;
Bear and Negro Blankets ;
3-4 to 12-4 Bleached and Brown Domestics :
Gentlemen's Ready-Made Clothing,
Carpeting, Good and Common ;
Boots and Shoes ;
Anchor Bolting Cloth ;
Kerseys and Linseys ;
Irish Linens. Orash ;
Table Diaper and Napkins.
With many othr orticles. all of which being pur
caased by the Package, will be offered at low prices,
by wholesale or retail., T
"Nov. 8. 1856. 23-tf
J. A. PEMBERTON "
HAS JUST RECEIVED
ONE of the most desirable STOCKS of SILK and
FANCY STAPLE iOODS ever offered bv him.
embracing all the Newest Styles of . .
I.ADIS0S DliKSS CSOODS,; ,
Such as Plain andcol'd Moir Entique Silks, Rich Om-
brie Satins, Striped and plain Silk Va! encia, Poplinett j
Robes. Plain and Brocade Merinos, Plain Plaid and'
Rich fig'd French LeLain3, and a great many other
new Styles. Also, a large STOCK of Velvet. Cloth
and Silk Mantillas. Cloaks and Talmas. Bay State,
Stella, plush aud Tiftic Shawls. A great variety of
the latest styles of
French Embroideries, Honeton Lace Collars, every
color of the best quality of KID GLOVES and Gaunt
lets for Ladies and Gents, A few very handsome
patterns Woosted Curtain Damask, with trimmings to
suit, some very handsome Oil Window Shades.
ALSO, FOR GENTS ' WEAR.' ;
Black, Blue and Olive Broad Cloths, black and fancy
Cassimeres and Vesting?.- Avery large Stock of
For MEN YOUTHS and BOYS made in the latest
Styles and .Workmanship warranted. ? ; -
The above Stock was selected with great eare as
o.-rerrla styles and nrices, and will be offered at whole
sale or retail on very accommodating terms. The pub
1 prize of
1 do ,
lic generally are respectfully invitei to call and ex
amine for themselves: j. PEM?ERTON.
Sept. 20, 15.
- V Tor irinT a coo rirea ssbscsibs rot-
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Dec. 13, 1856. 58-4t
For Sale or Exchange,
xV N KXC7 E Ij L, E N T F A R 1 .
The subscriber offers for sale his farm containing
314 acres of Land, lying 3 miles south of Favetteville"
About two-ttiirds of the tract is excellent Swamp land,
heavily timbered with cypress, gum and poplar. There
is enough cleared land to produce about 1000 bushels
The Sand Hill tract contains about 130 acres well
timbered with piue unboxed, with a good dwelling and
out houses, also a saw and grist mill which have re
cently been repaired. The grist mill will support a
I will take in exchange formy Farm as well as my
crop and stock, good notes or negroes.
W. .S MALL KIT.
Nov. 8, 1856. 23-4t
That valuable Dwelling House and
Lot oa Haymount. formerly owned by Hiram
Whaley. Esq. The House is comfortable,
the location healthy and pleasant, and is a
very desirable one.
- Terms accommodating. Apply to
July 26, 185C. 8-tf
The Spring Session 'of this Institution will com
menee the 1 st Monday iu January next.
Terms as heretofore. A, ft. BLACK.
Dft. 6. 1850. 27-4t
FAYETTE V1LLE. JV. c
T..MOW "OTIiraca CT THE COMBOtR
HALLM. RAYItER'g SFEEf H.
J Ameeting ru held in the Commons Hall,
on Monday night 8th December. Gen. Alfred
Dockery wat called to the Chair, and W H
Harrison of Wake, and Mr Mann of Pawjno
tank, were appointed Secrets riea.
Mr Kenneth Rayner being called npon, came
forward aud addressed the meeting. He eaid
he stood before them a Paul Btood before
Agrippa, to speak of those things which he
knew, and, like Paul, to defend himself against
those political Jew who were after him as the
Jews were after Paul. But he defied them.
He would not shelter himself behind a public
iggeting, but woold thus boldly deelajg his
views and reiterate his" charges. What" cared
he for "jail birds" cross road hucksters, bull
dogs, bloodhounds, cut-eared fice, Ac. Of
conrse he did not mean to say all Democrats
were so Oh no he knew" honorable men
among them, whom he respected; bat he ap
plied those epithets to those who had assailed
and persecuted him. He jrloried in the honor
thus conferred upon him of singling him out.
Napoleon was proud when he thought tliut it
took all the Kings of Europe to dethrone him;
and he gloried that al! the Hrtillery of the Demo
cratic press had been directed to crush him.
These attacks commenced eighteen months ago,
when he began to advocate great "American"
principles. For these principles he had labored
aud suffered, and was prepared to suffer more.
Such was the fate of all great beings who were
in advance of their age. The Saviour of the
world thus suffered; and why should he com
plain, thouli he was, like Prometheus, chained
to a rock while Democratic vultures tore his
He denied the charge of abolition. It was
false. Though willing, now that the excitement
was over, to forgive what has passed; yet if
any man or men charged him with abolitionism
or treason to the South, he would defy them
and defend his character and honor to the
death. He might have acted wrong. He ap
pealed to his Christian friends though not
much of a Christian himself to remember
what he had suffered the hours of agony he
had passed, writhing under the attacks of his
persecutors. It was under the influence of
those feelings that he hud pursued what he
confessed to be an "undigniSed course iu the
streets of Raleigh."
Mr R. then entered upon a statement of his
course previous to going to Philadelphia. He
read extracts from his letters and speeches,
and said they had been garbled by the Demo
cratic press. 1 tie extracts read had all been
published, und were familiar to all present any
way conversant with public affairs. He inadej
no attempt to show how or where they had
been wrested from their true meauinir.
He then entered upon a labored defence of
his course. Ha endeavored to show the differ
ence between "union"" and usldn declared
he was ready to adopt any measures to defeat
Buchanan, but denied any wish for Fremont's
success. He added nothing new, either of fact
or comment, to what is already before the pub
lic. His vindication of his conduct iu Phila
delphia was received in silence not the slight
est evidence of approbation, though the hall
was crowded with members of his own party.
He evidently felt that his defence had failed,
for the remainder of his speech was in a more
subdued tone. Towards the close he roused
the spirit of his party by a fierce attack upon
the Democrats aud the "straight" Fillmore
men of Philadelphia. He said a gentleman of
his acquaintauce was approached by a 11 emissa
ry from Forney, who told him if he would ex
ert himself, not for the Democratic party, but
for the straight Fillmore ticket, $100,000
would be placed to his credit in any Bank he
might select. Mr Rayner told his audience to
recollect that the straight Fillmore ticket was
the one supported by Mr Sanderson, chairman
of the Fillmore committee; a man who, it was
well kuown had not heard tiie jingle of a dollar
for many a month; yet since the election, he
has been able to purchase a house worth $20,
000. Mr R., in his concluding remarks, made the
usual charges against the Democrats of being
actuated by the love of public plunder He
was ready, if his party cashiered him as a cap
tain, to carry a musket as a private in the war
unou Democracy. He made a pitful appeal to
his hearers not to judge him by what he had
eaid and done. He did not ask them to "en
dorse his sentiments but he implored them to
bear witness to the "purity ot his intentions."
He took his seat amid some applause, but the
appeared ill at ease and dissatisfied with his
effort and the effect of it.
Mr Outlaw, of Bertie, being called upon,
complained that ids name had been nsed iu con
nection with this meeting, without his consent.
He would not speak, but would bear testimony
to the trustworthiness of Mr Rayner, whom he
had known for twenty years.
Mr Miller, of Raleigh, then spoke. He de
fended the "American" party against the charge
of abolitionism. He said Gen Harrison, Mr
Clay, Gen's Scotjt and Taylor had been called
abolitionists; and how could Mr Ray net" hope
to escape, sc., Kc. Mr Miller men orancneu
off into denunciations of Gov. Adams' attempt
to revive the slave trade when we left the
Widows is Kansas. The following inter
esting sketch is from a private letter of a
Georgian emigrant, to the Savannah Republi
can: "But there is another interesting subject out
here and that is woman. I would not, for the
world, say anything t gainst the dear creatures
that is not strictly trae; and when I say that
one-fourth of the women are "grass widows," it
is so. Here is a bit of romance iu real life:
"A young gentleman (call him A ) from
South Carolina, got acquainted with 'Miss' (a
grass widow, with two husbands living,) fell in
love, and they were engaged to be married.
Business calls him away, and in the meantime
C. gets acquainted, falls iu love, and is engaged
to A.'s betrothed, and shortly afterwards they
are married. On the day after the marriage,
A. returns, but takes things very coolly. At
the end of three weeks C.'s bride elopes with A
leaving C. in the lurch. A letter informs me
that she is again married, and enjoying her fifth
hooey-mooc, And all five husbands living."
marixe cosrrrit. -
Congresa ome time since made a respectable
appropriation for the construction of a Marine
Hospital and . PeKt-Honse at this point. In
order to avail ourselves of the benefit of thi
approprinfion'it Ls first necessary to obtain from
the State a cession of title in the sites to be
selected for the contemplated purpose. And
thia should be done alpo at the present sesffon
of the Iierisltnre. We notice that a bill ( or
hills) is now being pre(ed throneh the General
Assembly, hnt the purport of the bill not
within our knowledge. It strikes us that inja
matter f this kind, where so many interest
are involved, that there should be an exprcs- .
sion of pnblie opinion at; to the proper site or
sites to be' Selected and that no undue advan
tage should be obtained by superior manage
ment by que interest over others. We are not
q be coriaidered as tb,e jMlyoeate ofjiu; partic
ular interest, hnt of the wffotetl!wfruig,5n'Ty
that the voice of the ooromnnity should be heard
in a matter of importance to all the citizens.
' Onr present object is merely to cnll public
attention to the subject, reserving the rivrht of
such additional comment as we may feel justi
fied in making.
Dr. Ccmmiko, of Lovnow. The following
incident, in the early history of the Rev. Dr.
dimming as a London preacher, is given by a
gentleman familiar with the facts:
Soon after Mr C. was licensed to preach by
the Church of Scotland, he came to London in
search of a plce to settle ns destitute and
insignificsiit as could all be imagined. He had
a letter of introduction to a conntryman of his
own, a baker living in a plain way, and ofsmall
means. After presenting his credentials, he
asked him to do what he could for him. "We "
have a small church," said his friend, "but not
a 'baubee' to pay a minister, but as you are
anxious to he employed, stay a month with us,
and I will board yon." The young preacher
consented, ad at the end of the time found
himself well licked, but without n salary at the
present, or in prospect. He was then, no doubt
as he has since proved himself to be, somewhat
of a 'seer," discovering the "signs of the times."
"Give me," said he, "the pew rents, and I will
always be satisfied with them." "The pew
rents," exclaimed his new friend, "why they will
not find Bait for thy porridge, man." "1 take
them," said he. The bargain remains till this
day, and the Doctor's stipend is 6,000 ($30,
000.) American Presbyterian.
An Editor Life. An "out West" editor
thus moralises on the routine of editorial du
ties. Near twenty years constant experience
in the "chair editorial" docs not enable ns to
deny the "soft impeachment," but the com
parisons have amused ns somewhat. Geo. Can.,
"The poorest blind horse, in the most uncom
promising bark mill, has his moments of relaxa
tion. To him the sound of the tannery bell,
announcing noon, is a tocsin of joy, and he looks
forward with gratefnl anticipation to his prandial
"oafs and mill feed. TTe wesry round 1s stopped j
unlubricated gudgeonsquaver out a last, squeak
and cease their complaining; the trace chain
rattles over the animal's back, and he attempts
a youthful canter as he moves off a happy old
horse. With him there are no anticipatory
woes; he works in a circle, but a certain num
ber of turns are sure to bring a respite. But
with the editor it is otherwise; his life is, ns Mr
Mantilina feelingly remarks, "one dem'd grind;"
his machine never stops. Hot weather, head
aches, sickness at home are no relief to his per
petual routine, for the paper mnstcorae out' and
'copy mnst be furnished."
A 'Rscruitiko' Anecdote Paddy M'Gina
kept a public house in Saintfield. He was s
fine looking fellow from the understanding up
wards, but he had club feet. One evening
Paddy was seated in his own parlor, with a.
companion or two, over a noggin of whiskey.
A recruiting serjeant, who having an eye to
business, ftook treat, and over his punch talked
largely of the great doings and mighty wonders
he had been eye witness of. Paddy was all
Ye're tickled with what I have been tellin'
I am, said Paddy.
Yon ought to enlist, followed the other".
I don't care if I do, said Paddy.
So the Queen's shilling was accepted, which
Paddy said they should drink; and thereupon
the soildier declared he was just "the man for
Now, said Paddy, after the money was spent
you've been telling us of wonderful things that
you've seen in Indy and them foreign parts.
I To be sure I have, said the Serjeant. Paddy
jdrew himself hack, and, placing his tight foot
on the table, looked coolly 'into the others face,
i and said, Did you ever see the fellow of that7
The man of war, starting up amazement, swore
i he never did.
j Well, then, qnoth Paddy, raising his left
foot and placing it alongside of the other, to
show thnt they matched, there it is? The se
quel msy be guessed The Serjeant accused
Paddy of cheating the Queen, which Faddy
denied, ince he was ready to march. At
length the warrior threw down half a crown,
saying they would drink it if the others did not
say a word about it, since he need never go
back to the army if it were known that he had
enlisted such man.
The following is said to be a true copy of a
shoe-maker's bill, received by a gentleman in a
neighboring town, whose family consist of four
or five daughters.
M. Dr., to J. S
To Bouling Miss Mary, $1 25
To stamping and welting Susan, 25
To binding and closing, Ellen, 15
To putting a tew stitches in Jane, 10
This illustrates fiuely, the "pointed beauty"
of the elipsis.
Imfortavt to Betting. Men. The Supreme
Courts of Ohio and South Carolina have lately
decided that the losing party in a wager may
recorerfrom the stakeholder the money he may
have deposited with him, although the latter,
after the determination of the wager, had, by
the order of the depesitor, paid the money over
to the winner. This- decision of the Coort is
destined to effect aa entire revolutIal 'the
Betting world. j