F.xnrrtmcnts with the Chinese Sngar went
Messrs Editors Knowing that yon take a
deep interest in anything which promises to be
valuable for our country, I send you the result
of an experiment which I made with the Chinese
Sugar Millet Sorghum. Saccharatnm.
Having received from the Patent Office a
paper of the seed, I planted it as a matter of
curiosity, though not having the least confi
dence that it would prove to be worth anything.
The seeds and stalks so nearly resembled our
common Iwoorn com as to make me feel quite
sure that they were these.
I planted it iu hills, about feet apart, with
6 to 10 seeds ill a hill. It was greatly neglect
ed during its growth, from an impression of its
Some time in August there was a chance
frost which nearly terminated its growth, and,
in fact, completely destroyed some sweet corn
growing jn the name garden. The millet was
just putting foith its seed stalk, and theaeed
was, consequently, all destroyed The stalks,
however, were left standing until some time in
October, when still supposing thn to be
worthless I had them cat and thrown into
piles, to get them out of the way.
After they had lain npon the ground for some
time, I took a nandfnl of the stalks and gave
them to my horse, who ate them greadly, eating
both leavesjuid stalks.
About this time I saw a statement in the
papers thataorae person had made some molas
ses from this plant, This led me to make the
following experiment with mine, although I
had reason to suppose that the frost and the
For the Carolinian.
FOR CVMBBRLAXD COUNTY, N. C.
Since my first annual report made in March
1st 1850, I have labored 10 months and 22
days humbly relying upon the blessing of God
for jsuccess, I have seeji nyjtohwke ine sad
and-BHtcjRto cheer meATra-colpffr.
Visitedi?l6 families- liave conversed am
ed with 864 families, I havefound 158 families
who habitually neglect all evangelical preach'
ing, have found 41 families destitute of the
Bible, 30 of these I supplied with the Bible,
visited 95 families havinsr no teliiriotii. books.
excent the Bible, and have addressed 9?upblicM'
1 have during the 10 months ad. 22 days
sold 1683 volttms, comprising a little more
than 100,980 pages of religious reading
amounting to $331,18. I have given to the
destitute 1011 volumes comprising 61020 page,
of reading matter worth to the society $131,41
I regret to state that only $13,"50 have been
received by me as donations to the society
since March 1st 1856.
Those in our'midst possessing the means I
hope will feel it a duty und a privilege to con
tribute something which will be properly np.
plied in carrying the knowledge of Christ to
the poor and ignorant. Such friends to the
soeiety'9 wort are much needed. I could not
have been persuaded before engaging in this
work that there exist so much moral dejirada
tion at our very doors, many around us are
perishing for lack of knowledge, they re wise
to do evil, but to do good they know not. O
their poor little children what will become of
them, I cannot tell what have been my feelings
when looking npon the scenes of poverty and
distress with which Uiave often met Their
condition can be bettered. There is a power
in religions truth to do it, shall they not Lave
that? In my field of labor I have been treated
by all with great kindness and I do verily be
lieve the people are ready to contribute to my
success in the work in every posible way; I
THE NORTH CAR0L1 Mt0WMlMhJi
am liannv to s.iv that srood in manv rilaces and
exposure on the ground would have destroyed ' . . ... , , , , ,. , ,
' - tn mnnv families Iins nlromlv hpfm :ifenmnl ishpfi
SINGULAR VERIFICATION OF VSJEAM
A letter from Hamburg contajif ' follow
ing curious story relative to the ve Ration of
a dream. It appears that a loksip . appren
tice, one morning lately, informed-lis master
(Claude Seller) that on the previoaiTirfght he
dreafeed that he had been nssnicai'n&r 3 n t.lm
5 ?38k 5K5fe8d,,ff. a little towp p'tffotot "two
d pray- honrsdistance from Hamburo- master
laughed at the young man's credulil JfTd, " to
prove that he himself had little fa'itllfci dreams.
insisted Upon sending him to BergJLVoff with
one hundred and forty-six dollarsf jr.hieh he
knved to his brother-in-law who resf I in the
SwnThe apprentice, after in vajH Imploring
s lriflter to change his intention,Vos com
pelled tVset out at about 11 o'cloolV' On : ar
riving at the village of Billwnerddk balf-way
between Hamburg and Bergsdorff.Tras recollec
ted his dream with terror, but perceiving the
baillie of the village at a little dista
to some of his workmen, he accosted.
acquainted him with his singular drei
same time requesting that, as he ha'
about his person, one of his workrae
allowed to accompany himforprot
a small wood which lay in his way.
smiled, and in obedience to his
his men set out with the yonn
The next day the corpse ofHhe 1
veyed by some peasants to the Ijaillip, - along
with a reaping-hook which had been found by
his side, and with which the tlroat of the mur
dered yonth had been cut. The baillie immedi
ately recognized the instrument as one which
he had on the previous day griven to the work
man who had served as the Apprentice's gnide
for the purpose of pruning some willows. The
workman apprehended, and on being confronted
with the body of his victimj made a full confes
sion of his crime, adding thit the recital of the
dTeam hod alone prompted im to commit the
horrible act. The assassin, ,who is 35 years of
ase, is a native ef Billwaerder, and. previously
to the perpetration of the tnnrder, ha4always
borne an irreproachable character. Exchange.
Sm, at the
ecjneo across j
Tte baillie. j
orderf one of
4 Hoar Old Seed vas Rtformed. )
We oifce knew a man by the name of Reed,
commonly known as 'old Reed,' quite notorious
in his way, and whose religious belief is, tjiat
after deal li be shall re-appear in the shape of
some animal, and thinks he will be a , horse-
Now 'old Reed' has been a hard man, and
has not been in the habit of treating his family
as a religious man should. One day, after his
wife had suiTored from neglect, and borne his
abuse until his patience was completely ex
hausted, she determined to give him a - plain
lect iue,and to touch him upon his religions
belief so, resolutely seating herself by his side
a i fd looking him full in ihe face, while a tear
drop s!ione in her eye, she commt need: 'Reed,
I am going to have a serious talk with you;
I have something to say to you, and you must
hear it. I have a duty to perform, and I shall
do it, aud then, if you are miserable hereafter,
t shall not be my fault. You believe. Reed
that when you die yon will turn into some ani
mal, and you think you will be a horse. Now,
it you keep on your present course, ami con
tinue to neglect aud abuse your family, squati-
. V4 POSTJtlSTER POISEXED BY HIS WlfXy
The friends of the late Hosea J. Gardner,
Postmaster at Hingham, having had their sus-
picidns strangely aroused by various circnm
raarit-fs that his sudden disease was caused by
thection of poison administered by his wife,
liave taken measures to have the matter thor
oughly investigated. The particulars of the
Lpffair, as we learn from the Traveller, are that
Can it be sotA-We find the fbllowiiig iu' the
Memphis Appeal. That paper give! it as on
extract of a letter from Herkimer county;Xew
York, to a gentlemen iii that city:
One of Mr Cain's little bofs was dt-owned
last week iu our canal. They raked the canal
fired cannon over the water, H to no purpose.
They did not succeed in finding the
till a young lady on a boat recommended thm
to take a loaf of bread,' make a hole in it;
in some quicksilver, and fasten it in, and then
jut tin hyd the wate aud it would float
aN&.J3fro. tlteMi jfllBefl: ,he had
had seen it operated with success. No one
li:nl nn v. fiiitli. but thev tridBh: and sure the
lire nrf OAiud x'&mwc AiLustoDedi
boat came loue a-6Uitfte5-7ro.iK Us &ce,iPrecei!!S 1,?s deat,b t,,c Physician ordered a1
. A. " w . r. . t dnA nt sn Itc nun rtn I ii it rcri n v niofti nrr i Im -
rr i i p . , , nt .
bjyiglT auiier,---ii lurseverai yy-sjias Sllllerea
rromia Tnscasen iegjoirriit!TZ-4i)S li'WaWiectoi
ai i ..' i ki firis mr on Errivinir nnAn t ,
imwi uv ,vwri " m.'m,i "vvfi- m11
bat as soon as theboat passed,
the same spot, and they took a hook and found
the child in that place. He badbeen in the
canal two days.
Eaktiiqcake in California. The earth-
dcriiig your money for li-:nk, when you die you i quake in California, on the t)th nit., seems t'p
will turn into
any good qualities which it might have origin
I took some of ihe canes and cut them into
ieces about three inches long, when they were
'aeadily ground through one of Ilickok's Porta
ble Cider Mills, with cast-iron irrinders. and 1
then pressed with the powerful presaers attach
ed to the mill. The quantity ground was about
half a bushel of the pieces, and the juice ex
pressed was abou) seven quarts. This juice,
when evaporated, made one quart of molasses,
that is pronounced, by those who have tasted
of it, to be superior to the New Orleans molas
ses, and some say, equal to the flavor of the
maple syrup. It is, at ail events, good mo
lasses. From an estimate made, I judged that the
square rod of ground planted if the canes n.-.d
all been used WOllkl hav nrnHnr-cH fnnr cml. I
Ions of molasses, or at the rat ot 640 gallons
per acre. Such a crop would have proved val
uable the last year, since sugar and molusses
arc so high.
There is little doubt ia ray mind that any
person who has a small piece of laud may manu
facture his own molasses, and, perhaps, sugar.1
If cultivated on so small a scale as not to
warrant the expense of erecting the rollers for
expressing the juice from the cane, they may
be cut up in a straw cutter, and ground is one
of Hickok's portable cider mill.-, with such
facilities that two men could obtain five or six
barrels of the juice per day by hand, and pro
tionally more if horse or other power it used.
This juice could be cheeply boiled in one of tke
evaporators with which you are acquainted
without burning the syrup or wasting any-fuel.
Besides, the molasses obtained from the
stalks, the leaves will make good forage, the
seed will nearly equal that of a crop of corn or
oats, and tlii tops will make brooms-
With all of these advantages, may not the
sugar millet prove of great value to the com
munity? Every family in the country can make
their own sugar and molasses, while, at the
same time, the seed, forage, and brush for mak
ing brooms, will pay all of the expeuses of
raising the crop
Those having seed to spare, will do well to
make it public, that more experiments may be
made during the next summer.
H. G. JJULKEY.
Kalamazoo, Mich., 1857.
The experiments of our correspondent are
certainly valuable facts, not only to our far-
, ' -noT pctrpitr. - We Tope that StiT
and full experiments will be made with this
m.Uet during the next season, aud now is the
tune farmers to prepare and lay ont their work.
My heart has often been gladened when I
have learned that the books and tracts cistrit
Uted have affected good, I feel morn and more
anxious to be constantly employed in doing
something that will improve temporally and
spiritually the many who are now living in sin,
ignorance and wretchedness.
Colporter for Cumberland Co.
Fayettcville, March 1st 1857.
In v grave
Home poor old twelve siiiii.in
horse, and'so-m- "id clam pedlar will get vu;
ami vou will bo. hard-wor'ied and ituli'
- k .
and I'll see yii every tiitv ui a, ricketlv
wagon, full of clamK.. But now. Reed, it need
not be so. Your future may lit even according
to your .theory a bright a happy one ror if
you will reform, and turn right about, and be
come a better man be kind and affectionate to
your family, 'le kind and treat them as you
should, when you die you will turn into a five
hundred dollar horse, and some West End buck
will get you and give you a bushel of oats a
day, rub you down with pea straw, and have
you docked and tail set up." Old Rctd was
A fair correspondent of the Ohio Cultivator
addresses the followinsr sensible remarks to the
girls of onr rural districts: ; ;
"The farmers' daughters are soon to be the
life as well as the pride of the country; a glo
rious race of women which no other land can
I wish not to flatter them; for before thev
have been general throughout the . State. It
occurcd about 8 o'clock in the nioruiug. In
San Francisco jfie or two framedhouses werA
pitched from tiieir foundations and there was a
general rattling of crockery, etc.
One of l lie papers says: Many of the streams
throughout the lower country were turned from
their usual channels. At Sauta Barbara six
shocks were felt. The first was at six iu the
morning, the second at nine, one - and a half
minutes iu dnratiou the most severe shock
ever felt in this part of the country. Scarcely
a house in town escaped damage; people aud
animals were thrown down the earth opeued
in mauy places water , gushed up in some
converted lias reformed and is patiently i places seven feet the water in all the wells
waiting for death to introduce him into his con- j rose from teu to twenty feet people frightened
badly at every shock. Third stock at ten,
slight the three last this evening two slight,
sioncd mach pain, but the family physician
could discover no fracture or dislocation or ev
idence of internal injury. Mr Gardner was'
attend d in the illness by his wife and mother,
r actfcig 88 IWrse. On Wednesday
verted horse . heaven
Sidney Smith on Swe. king.
when traveling in a stage coach one day, long
before railroads were dreamed of, was terribly
annoyed by a young man, who had acquired the
polite art of swearing to such extent, that he
ould not help ititerlaruing his discourse with
it, as though it were a constituent part of the
language. As there was a lady present the
matter was doubly annoying. After enduring
the young man's displays for some tune, the
"wag, wit and wicar," as one of his cockney
The Smiths. From what has hitherto been
discovered, it appears that the great and form
idable family of the Smiths are the veritable
descendents, in a direct line, from Shem, the
son of Noah, the father of the Shemjttish tribe
or the tribe of Shem; and it is thus derived
Shem, Sbemit, Sluuit, Smith. Another learned
pundit, in, the Philadelphia Gazette contends
for the universality by the name of John Smith
not only in Great Britain aud America, bat
among all kindred aud notions on the face of
in a warm house
and have an im
mixture of three
Fattens DucKs.-Ducklings intended for
meiaDie stiouid be confined
never to be allowed to swim
umiieu supply of food. A
pans oi muian corn meal and m
moistened slightly the wash!llg8 of d, s'
the liquor in wl.i' h !n.,at 1I1H i. ,
milk, with a few underground grains of barley
once daily, fattens them quickly.
ax's Will Dip the
For tbe Carolinian.
7ly Crave in Florida.
Beside the sloping hill, oli! lay me there,
"Where the waters of the lake will wash
Then let the matron at e'ven repair,
Anil mingle her tear with the rippling wave.
When the wild trippling deer shall visit the spot,
And quench his thirst in the beautiful lake;
Be stilt be silent oh! whisper not.
Alone If the wave th kiloo lrMkj.
When the wild woods give way to the presence of men.
And the frightened deer far away has fled,
Repair, oh! matron, to the spot again:
Tell them its sacred, where rests the dead.
Aboard 'The Everglade." R..R.
The capture of Bushire in Persia by the
British, recently excites hardly any attention
either from the press of this country, or those
of England, although we cannot imagine why
those presses who so deeply deplore the "filli.
bustering" tendency of the democracy of this
country have nothing to say in condemdation
of whatever act for the acquisition of territory
England may engage in. Through the last
Presidential campaign, the black republican
press of this country and the abolition presses
of England professed to look with holy horror
on the doctrines contained in the Ostend Mani
festo, so called. , The people were warned that
if Buchanan was elected, this government
would become one grand fillibustering agency,
and various homilies were written on the moral
ity of fillibustering in general. Even now, if
Walker in Nicaragua succeeds in gaining the
mastery over his enemies and hapens to kill a
few of the natives, these same presses set up a
howl of indignation and horror over the "out
rage." England however, may in her intense
greed for territory stretch forth her hand and
blot out an empire from existence, and annex
its territory to her own; she may seize npon
and appropriate an extent of country compared
with which Nicaragua and Cuba, are plaoes of
small importance; she may do all this, and it
will hardly call fort a word of comment either
of commendation or of indignant protest.
There is no mistaking the real designs of
England in the Persian difficulty. Although
she jnay succeed in concealing for the present
what she intends to do, it will, we have no
doubt, before long be made manifest that she,
is not content with the extent of her dominions
iu Asia, and since she has gobbled np the
greater part of India, it will not be surprising
to see her making preparations to swallow Per
sia, and the smaller provinces of Asia. With
her conduct in the matter, we have nothing to
do only we may be allowed to suggest that as
fillibustering is not confined exclusively to the
United States, neither is Walker the only one
can become this, they will have to make earnest j :duiui rs called twin, asked permission to tell
efforts of one or two kinds. There are some I the con. pauy a little anecdote, and thus com"
who depreciate their condition, and some who i mcuced: "Once upon a time (boots, sugar-j the earth. Beginning with the Hebrew, the
have a false pride in it, because thev -demand j tongs and Under boxes) there was a king of j name stood simply Shem or Shemitt; but iu
more consideration than thev merit." A want - (boots, sugar tongs and tinder boxes) England other notions John Smith is found in full,
and a re-1 whu, at a graud ball, (boots, sugar tongs and j oue a"d indivisible. Thus, Latin, Johannes
tinder boxes,) picked up the Duchess of (boots j Smitu,us; Italian, Uiovanm Ssmitbi; bpamsli,
sugar tongs and tinder boxes) and said: Honi Juan Smithias, Dntcb, Hans, Sehmidt; French
suit quit mal y (boots, sugar tongs and tinder Jea Smeets; Greek, Iok Skmiton, Russian,
boxes) pen.-e,' which means in English, 'EvilJnIff Skmittowski; Polish, Iran Schmitte
!e to iiim, who (boots, sugary tongs and tinder j w"eiski; Chinese, Jahon Shimmitt; Icelandic,,
boxes) evil thinks.' This was the origin of the j Jalin Smithson Welsh, Jihon Schmidd; Tuscar
(boots, sugar tongs and tinder boxes) order of 1 ora Ton Qa Smitta, Mexican, Jontli F'Smitti
the gartei. Light from Dark Places. "Sam Jonging,"
When Sidney Smith had concluded, the j pete Gumbo n,ght- ag ,e me o,d
young gentleman said "A very good story, sir frieIld just before gua fire-Sam Jonsing 1's
rather old but w hat the devel lias boots. - x , , , .
drv will. tM. ..:.. : " . I c,1Sged in it, certain presses woutu tio as wen
toe ofvonrlm, 3 ,,,to the i divide their indignation between Walker aud
toe of your boot; make post-masters perform ! England
their promises, and subscribers pay their prin-i m m
ter; send np fishing-hooks with balloons, and I A SaIl Sleigh. They have been using a
fish for stars; get astride of a gossamer ai,d ! sail sle'gb, as a ferry boat across tbe ice, on
chase a comet; when the rain is cominsr W,J u,e MississioDi river at Davennort. Iowa, this
The Gazette ( i r tlt ill o -v I-11 ' a .
d.u sieiKli is doino- a srood ferrv business
cj a y
1 -1 . 1 . .
like me cataract ot JNiagr remember where
yon left your umbrella: clink.
- J " vctjiiuu Willi: 1'lp
ft brick back; in short, prove all things i;iw,J
considered impossible, to be nossihlp hnt ! carrJlng passengers across the river at five cents
attempt to coax a woman to say she will, when
she has made up her mind to gay she won't.
"That's a good one," as the fruit dealer
said when he shook bis own head instead of the
cocoannt he was selling.
e venture to sav not mnnv of
- j j
".eSe passengers ever crossed the river in quick
er time. It has two short stationary runners
in front, and one movable r.,n,,n Q
j rudder, in the rear, by which the'boat or sleigh
t can be whirled around in a moment. The
j tire machinery is a big sail.
of light npon all subjects of the day
fined education, are no more excusable in a
country than in a town-bred girl, in this ae of
many books and many newspapers.
"Many girls are discouraged because they
cannot be sent away from hom to bAnrdiitar
schoot; but men tif superior rnni'ds aiTrftffwT
edge of the world, would rather have for wives
women well and properly educated af home.
And this education can be had wherever the
desire is not wanting. A taste for reading does
wonders, and an earnest thirst after knowledge
is almost certain to attain a sweet dr.mght of
the "Pierian spring." There is a farmer's
daughter in this very room in which I am wri
ting, a beautiful, refined and intellectual wo
man, in whole girlhood, books were not so
plentiful as now, and who gained her fine edu
cation under difficulties which would have dis
couraged any one but one who had as fond a
love for stud'.
"I will state why I think the country girls
are yet to prove the hope of the country. The
women in towns and cities are become so uni
versally extravagant, foolish and fashionable,
that men are almost in despair of obtaining
wives who are not invalids, and of providing
them with what they want after they bave
married them. Unless the young man has the
fortune, (good or bad) to be in the possession
of wealth, he must spend the best bloom of his
youth in acquiring enough to "start npon," as
people are expected to begin now-a-days.- Men
even in high places, would go to the- country
for their choice, if they met there equal refine
ment and intelligence. Women are preparing
to take a noble stand in history, and they
canvotdo it in ignorance.
"Town girls have the advantage of more
highly polished manners and greater accom
plishments; but country girls have infinitely
more to recommend them as rivals of their fair
city sisters. They have more truth, household
knowledge and economy, 1ieaIth7TrtT"ciise
quently more beauty, simplicity, affection and
freshness of inpulse and thought. When they
have cultivated minds there are more chances
in their favor of good sense and real ability,
because so much is not demanded by the frivol
ities of society. The added lustre of foreign
accomplishments could easily be caught by such
a mind from a very little contact, with the
world. ' -
"I would not speak as though our farmers'
brilliant scholars aud talented women are found
among them; in New Ihigland this is-especially
so, but I would seek to awaken the ambition of
all to become that admired and favored class
which they ought to be, if they will unite re
fined culture with their most excellent graces.
"A sweet country home, with roses-and hon
eysuckles trained climb over it, with good taste,
intelligence and beauty within, toil enough to
court, acquaintance with books phd flowers,
and the loveliness of nature; with peace, plenty
and love, is surely one of the paradises which
Heaven has left for the attainment of uian."
Distixgcisaed Arrival. George cPeabouy,
Esq., of London, the wealthy banker and gene
rous benefactor, was in our town yesterday,
and put up at the Carolina Hotel. It wJH be
remembered that he recently gave $300,000 to
the City of Baltimore, for the purpose of foun
ding an institution of learning in that city.
"You is, eh?" queried the philosophic Sam.
"Distinctly I is," retorted Pete, "an I'll tell
you why. It's becase I wants de lucerdations
ob your obserbations and 'sperience on a snb.
ject dat's lost in de mazes ob doubt and per
plexity to me. I axes jou, now, wot are
meant by de dark ages ob Which we bears so
"Ie dark -ages ob d world, Pete?
"Ezackly bo, Sam."
"Wat you links ob deni yourself, Pete?"
"Wall, sometimes I tinks dey has deference
to de times afore gas, and de roarin' borallis,
and lard oil, and de oder new lights ob skyence
was inwented, and den agin I's lost in de dark
ness which de lights aforesaid has giben me.
But my 'pinion is notin: I axes you to splan-
suarar tonirs and tinder boxes to do with it?"
"I will tell you, my young friend, when you
tell me what 'd m my eys,' &c, have to do
with your conversation. In the meantime, aj
low me to say, that's my style of swearing. '
Cater, the Mirderer. Charles Cater, tlio
murderer of the late Warden of the State Pri
son in Charlesto wn, Mass., is now in safe con
finement in Suffolk County Jail, wit!i manacles
riveted on his ankles and chained to the rear
wall of his cell, with sufficient length of chain
to allow him to lay down on his bed. While
on his way from the State Prison a few days
since, he noticed and spoke of one or two sa
loons which had been opened during his con
finement in the State Prison. An officer who
accompanied him iu the carriage, remarked that
he should think that his .honghts would lie fix- i "J. Sam. , . .
ed on something entirely different from saloons', j "Wall, Pete, accordin' to the lights afore
!to which Cater made a r:ci-:Nss reply, and ad- j me 1 finks dat de dark ages you delude to
ded that no one would ever see him shed a tear, j was f1e tims wen dar wasn't no one but niggers
Wit i. iu a day or two it has been discovered, i '" disterrest shul spere ob ours de times wen
that ho hud busied himself in picking and scra
ping the cement from the joints between the
stones which form the walls of iiia cells, al
though he had not made sufiicient progress in
his labors to do any harm. Sheriff Clark,' hav
ing been informed of this fact, had an interview
with Cater, who promised to desist from fmrther
operations in the wall, and was informed, in
dee id ml terms, that in case he made any attempt
whatever at renewing that sort of work, his
hands would be placed in irons belaud his back.
The hardened wretch does not manifest the
least contrition for having committed the awful
crime for which he is now in close confinement,
awaiting the doom which is surely pending
tieut eXperieuced some nausea, but it was at
tributed to tbe action of the medicine.
Ou Thursday night, Mrs Gardner endeavor
ed to persuade Mr Gardner's mother to leave
his bedside, alleging that there was no necessi
ty for a watch, but the mother refusing she
put out alt the fires, and thus compelled her to'
retire. Between oue and two o'clock in the
moffning alie was 'xalled'- up' by Mr Jfjardner,
who was taken with vomiting and other alarm
ing symptoms, which Induced her to send for
the physician. On arriving, he found Ins pa
tient sitting up in bed, retching violently, and
complaining of severe paiu in the stomach and
bowels. It was now ascertained for the first
time that the salts he had taken had not opera
ted, or but very slightly, although the wife
had affirmed to the contrary. The burning
sensation iu the stomach and bowels Was ex
tremely painful; Mr Gardner said to his moth,
er, "I believe my wife has poiscned me, and I
I believe she wiM poison you."
A quantity oi uar& uuiu wuicu ne nan uirown
up previous to the Doctor's arrival, and which
the deceused wished to have preserved for the
Doctor's inspection, the wife persisted in throw
ing away contrary to the solicitations of the
family. Mr Gardner died on Sunday, in great
distress. It is said that the deceased had been
heard to express the belief that his wife would
poison him. In view of all these circumstances
his friends caused his body to be. disintcrcd, and
the organs of vicera submitted to the examina
tion of two medical gentlemen of Boston.
We understand that the examination of the
stomach of the deceased was conducted yester
day, and that traces of arsenic were discovered.
The result will of course be withheld from
the public until it is madj known to the jury of
inquest. No arrests have yet been made, and
none probably will be until the jury make up
their verdict. The feeling iu. the. town of
Hingham increases as the sad suspicions be
come more generally known; aud as is usual in
such cases, all sorts of rumore are in circulation.
One is, and it is said to be well authenticated
that the wifos of flie deceased rs ;cn i duy ,
two before Ms death to go aad. throw sonic-
thing in a snow bank in the rear of the house,
and carefully cover it up; and that two cats
belonging to a neighbor were afterwards seen
to dig up and eat this substance, and that they
both died soon after. The circumstances aro
such as to force the mind to the belief that a
fearful crime has been committed.
Too Good to be Lost. A young man at a
social party, was urged to sing a song. He
replied that he would first tell a story, and
then if they persisted in their demand he would
endeavor to execute a song. When a boy he
said he? took lessons in singing, and on Snnday
morning he went up to his father's garret to
practice by himself When in fnll play he was
suddenly sent fo: by the old geutleman. ;
"This is pretty conduct," said the father,
"pretty employment for the son of pious parents
to be sawing boards on the Sabbath morning,
loud enough to be heard by all the neighbors.
Sit down and take your book."
The y.iung man was excused from singing
the proposed song.
white folks wasn't no whar!"
"Dat's de trut, Sam, de trut; I knows it is
You's lit up de darkness heeah!" and Pete
struck his forehead a heavy Wow with his open
hand, turned upon his heel and marvelled.
Exceli.ext Repartee. The Rev. Mr Mc
Crackit minister of Douglas in Clysdesdale,
was one day dining in a large party where the
Honorable Henry Erskine and some other
lawyers were present. -A great dish of cresses
being presented after dinner, Dr McC, who
was extravagantly fond of vegatables, helped
himself much more largely than any other per
son, and as he ate with his fingers, with a pe
culiar voracity of. manner, Mr Erskine was
struck with the idea that he resembled Nebu
chadnezzer in his state of condemnation. Re
solved to give him a hit for the apparent gross
ness of his taste and manner of eating, the wit
addressed him with "Dr McC. ye bring me in
mind of the great King Nebuchadnezzer;" and
the company were begining to titter at the lu
dicrous allusion; when the reverend vegatable
devourer replied, "Ay, do I mind ye o' Nebo.
A negro 'woman was relating her experience
to a gaping congregation of color. Among
other things she said she had beeu in heaven.
One of the servants asked her: "Sister, yon
see any black folks in heaven?"
Oh I get aut 'hpose I go in de kitchen when
I was dar?"
among the brutes!"
be because I'm eating
Mail Depredators Arrested. In September
last (says the Nashville Union) the mails be
tween Memphis and Louisville and between
Memphis and Clarksville were robbed, and
$5,800 taken from letters contained therein.
The indefatigable agent of tbe department.
Colonel Barclay Martin, has been for some
time in search of tbe depredators, and has at
length succeeded in discovering them. The
robbery occurred at nolyoke, Henry connty,
and was perpetrated by negroes. Of the money
$1,400 was recovered. The negroes were
A Fearful Incident of War.
A young, daring, open hearted New Yorker,
joined Walker iu the early days of his enter
prise upon Nicaragua, and bravely shared in
the first bloody and disastrous attack upon
Rivas. Before that time neither friend or foe
had learned to estimate, as they since have,
the power of the rifle in American hands, and
the native troops abandoned Walker just as
the battle waxed warmest. Thus left unsup
ported, Walker was forced to retire and leave
his worst wounded on the field. The Costa
Ricans fell upon these unfortunates with brutal
ferocity, and stripping them of every vestige of
clothing, and in many cases hacking and muti
luting their helpless bodies. After these sav
ages had satiated their malignant hatred of
the Americans or as they even then began to
call them, the 'Rifles" they dragged the
bodies to the nearest wells and plunged them
in, without distinction between the living and
Among the wounded was this young New
Yorker, who bore' the name and shared the
blood of Dewitt Clinton, the illustrious father
of our State Canal system.- The' brutal usage
of the Costa Ricans recalled the fainting suf
ferer to consciousness, and on the brink of tbe
wall he murmured some words of home, and
supplicated-for a ghsS of water. "Shall we
not spare this poor wonnded 'Rifle!' " pleaded
an under officer of the Costa Rican army. "No;
Death to all Americans !', thundered bis supe
rior; and then he added iu brutal jest, "Hurry
him in; he will find water enough to drink at
the bottom of the well."
The wounded man was then cast in, and
other wounded men were thrown upon him.
His body went down, surging and striking
against the stony sides of the deep well, and
that was the last seen of young Dewitt CTfutou'
New York Sun.
A Bitter iVEBricE. ucneral Quitman, in
bis late celebrated speech in tke House, in
speaking of the resolution declaring that sug
gestions to revive tbe slave trade are shocking
to the moral sense, &c, made this witty and
severe remark :
'It is vain and pharisaical arogance' of
superior virtue in us to assume such censorship.
I intend no personal dUrespect when I say,
that this House, constituted as it is, is oue of
the last tribunals td Which questions of public
morals or private honor should be referred.
Ah, my good fellow, where have you been
or a week b ack?" "For a weak lackX I have
not been troubled with a. weak back, I thank
yon!" "No, no, where have you been long
back?" "Long backl Don't you call me long
back, you scoundrel!""