1! XV A Devoted to News, Political and Business matter, Agriculture, and Family Reading. PUBLICATION OFFICE, JNDEPENDEXCE IS TflJB SOUI OF DEMOCRACY! DONALDSON STREET. WM, F. WIGHTMAN, Editor. J. FAYETTE VILLE, If. 0.,-SATUEDAY, JULY 18, 1857. VOLUME XIX NO. 959. 5tf mm TERMS OK SVBSCniPTION to the carolisias For a single copy, if paid in advance, per annum, $2 00 " " " at the end of 3 months, 2 50 " " at the end of 6 months, 3 00 t" " at the end of the year, 3 50 No subscription will be received for a shorter period than one year unless paid in advance. With the view of extending the circulation and en hancing the usefulness of the paper, the proprietor of fers the following remarkably low CLUB RA TK S, JJVVA RIABL Y IJV A D VAJVCE: 5 copies of the Carolinian, 1 year, $8 00 10 44 " " " , . 15 00 Rates of Advertising i t, ?? vty c-jnte nr sqrrir of i6 lrn.. r less 4Tr tLe firrt and 30 cents ibr each subsequent insertion, unless the advertisement is published for more than two menths, when it will be charged For three months, ----- $4 00 For six months, ... . 6 00 For twelve mouths, ----- 10 00 a-LM swlverlisMnents must have the desired number of in. "rerliciw marked on them, ortherwi.se tln-v will be in. erttt! till forbid and charged accordingly. Special aitmtwn i'. directed to this requisition. WM. F. WIGIITMAN & CO. CLRUKXT G. AVUIGMT. Attorney a.1 Law, Fayetle vlllo, X. Office at the corner of Dow and Green streets. .1. A. SPEAKS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, ATTEN'DS the Courts of Cumberland, Harnett Wake and Johnston. Address, Tiaer, Harnett Co., X. C. Feb. It!. 185C. 85-y BAllTirW FULLER, Attorney at Law, V A V V. T TEVILL K , X , C May be consulted at the Law Office of J ese G. Shop- herd, Fsq. on Green Street. July 1!), 1X56. 7-tf ' "AXI)REW J. ST EDM AX, Attorney at i.w. Having removed to PITTSBORO. N. C. will attend regularly the Courts of Chatham, .Moore and Harnett Counties. April 11, 185(5. tf JOISK i. SHAW. ATTTOltVEY AT LAW. Rockingham. Richmond County North Carolina, ...mi . : jl. . e ., i:.Ti,, l ...... .1 . I . I j'J'IM'JCi' il) Mil' l .11! i III jiu uiuui:i. IlVUl iliJ'L j Roheson. All business entrusted to his care wu! re ceive strict atteution. July, 11, ly-58 FOR SALE. $ U Acres of Land, lying on Cape Fear River Store, Dwelling, Out Houses all in first rate order. The Store is at a line business stand at the Cross Roads and the and is not to b; excelled by any in North Carolina. Any person desiring to purchase can obtain further particulars respecting the property by calling cn cither of us at Willis' Creek oa the Wilmington Road 15 miles from Fayette ville. SARAH "WRIGHT. Oct. i. 18-tf JAMES WRIGHT. Five sevenths of the FARMING AND TURPEN TINE LAND in Harnett county, known as the Parker and McNeill lands, joining Wm. Harrington's land on Upper Little River. There is some 200 acres cf the best, quality of low grounds on the River. The up l.v.vU are heavily timbered with pines, and within six miles of the Fayetteville and Western Railroad. For particulars -apply to 1) MeARTHUR. J. I. ROPER, J. W. Mc AY. Nov. IS.jG 20, 2C-tf A. 31. Campbell, Al CTIOXEKU fc COMMISSION MERCHANT, East side of Gillespie street, Favkttevili.e, N. C. October 1. ISoj M A H II L E K A C T t It V. BY GEO. LAUDER. Nearly opposite to E. W. "Will kings' Auction Store Fayetteville, N. C. Oct. 1. ISjO. V second srnrxG stock. STARR AND WILLIAMS Have now in Store their SECOND STOCK of Sea sonable Goer'.s. which they will offer to the Wholesale Trade very low for Cash, or on the usual time to proanpt paying buyers. J. J. St AUK. J- M. WILLIAMS. May 2, 1857. 48-tf SELF-SEALLTG JARS. I'or presorving Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Pints marts and Half Gallons, at S2 40, :i 40, and $5 25, iTer dozen, respectively.' For sale at the Crockery U,riP. " W. N. TILLINGHAST. Also. Fresh Supplies of CHINA,- GLASS WARE and Table Knives. June 20, 1S57, 55-tf Valuable Land for Sale. The subscriber offers for sale his entire lands, inclu ding about eight hundred acres, lying fifteen miles above Fayetteville and five miles from the mouth of iower little river. The land is level and healthy and well adapted to farming; there is about one hundred svnd fifty acres cleared and under a fine state of culti vation. 1 will sell it all together or in small tracks to suit purchasers. For further partictlars apply to tho subscriber on tho premises. 1 ALEXANDER WALKER. 19. T-tf James C. Smith, Miles Costin jAJIJSS C. SMITH -Si CO., Cv'inmissio-n Merchants, llave reair.ved their office to the second story of the buildin" formerly occupied by the Telegraph Company where they are prepared to attend to all business in the Commission line. in All business entrusted to them will be punctually attended to. Wilmington, October 1, 1S5G y NEGROES 'WANTED. The undersigned will pay the highest cash price for YOUNG NEGROES. Letters addressed to either of us at Laurinburgh, Richmond county, will have prompt attention. D. C. McINTYRE. DANIEL M, McLAURIN. Laurinburgh, Jan'y 3, 1857. 31-tf ADAMANTINE and TALLOW CANDLES; and common TOBACCO; and almost anything in fine the urocery line, tjheap as the chapesU - a w. l goldsto:.. F-Vy 7, 1837. 3u-tf A CARD. THE undersigned would respectfully inform his old friends and customers that he can be found at the Store cfC. E. Leete, where he will be glad to see them. J. R. McDONALD". Jan. 17, 1857, 33-tf SPRING TRADE, 1857. Vt . F . PEAR f , E Is now receiving a beautiful and well selected stock of SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS, Comprising a general assortment ofall the latest styles of Ladies' Dress Goods, Lace and Silk Mantles, Em broideries of every description, Crape Shawls, Bonnets Ribbons, Gloves, Uelts, Hosiery, ie. ALSO White and colored Linen Drilling, English and French Drap d'Eta, Rleached and brown Shirtings and Sheetings, Irish Linens, Linen Table Cloths, Towelings and Napkins, Leghorn, Panama, Bassimere and Moleskin Hats, Umbrellas and Parasols, Boots, Shoes and Ready-Made Clothing. All of which will be sold low for cash, or on the usual time to punctuol customers. All persons (and particularly the Ladies) are respectfully requested to give me a call before making their selections. B. F. PEARCE. Fayetteville, (nay St.,) March 14. J857. 41-tf TO THE PUBLIC. The undersigned was appointed by the last County Court to take the Tax List for the" Town, and will proeced to do so at his Store, the last twenty working days in July, as provided by law. G. W. I. GOLDSTON. July 4, 18.57. . 957 tlA. STATE OP SOUTH' CAROLINA Robeson Covxtv Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions May term 1 857. Joseph Thompson Admr. Charity Blount Adrax. of William Blount dee'd Original Attachment, Levied on two Slaves Eduiond and Fanny. Vs. William Price. It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is not a resident of this State, it is or dered by the Court that publication be made in the North Carolinian, a News-paper published in the Town of Fayetteville, for the space of six weeks notiiiing the said William Price to appear at the next term of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to be held for the County of Robeson at the Court House in Lum berton on the fourth Monday" in Augmst next, and then and there to plead or replevy or final Judgment will be given against him and the property levied on bo condemned to satisfy the plaintiffs demand and Costs. Witness Shadrach Howell, Clerk of onr said Court at office in Luruberton the fourth Monday ia May A. D. 1357. SHADRACH HOWELL Clerk. By B. FREEMAN D. C. July 4. 1857. 5S-6t New Goods. The undersigned have received into Store their re ceut purchase of GOODS, embracing a large and general Stock of GROCERIES AJiU HARDWIRE, Which thev will sell on their usual accommodating terms. " G. W. WILLIAMS & CO. March 14, 1857. 41-tf DOBBLY HOUSE! POWERS St, TIIOY, Proprietors. The Proprietors of this Establishment an nounce to the public, that owing to the con stantly increasing patronage extended to them, they have been induced to enlarge the accommodation by the addition of an extensive Dining Room on the lower floor, and suits of Rooms on the second floor; thus enabling them to accommodate all who may favor them with a call. And they pledge themselves to an increased exertion to give satisfaction to their patrons. Spacious Stables attached and careful Ostlers in attendance. The eligible location of the Establishment, with the experience of the Proprietors in providing for the comfort of their patrons, they hope will secure to them a liberal share of the travel. The Western and Southern Stages arrive at and depart from this House. Carriages in attendance on arrival and departure of Steam Boats, for the accommodation of passengers. Horses and Carriages furnished at any notice for carrying travellers to any part of the adiacent country. " J. W. POWERS. W. C. TROY. Fayetteville, May 12, 1856. 98-tf. SPRING STOCK, 1857. ' E. F. MOORE. Wholesale Grocer and Commission Hcrtbant. Has just received in Store. 215 Barrels Whiskey and Brandy, "5 and hhds. of Sugar asa'td' 75 Sacks Rio Coffee, 200 " Salt. 50 boxes Soda Biscuit. Candies. Soaps, Candles, Snuff. Cigars, &o. &c. 11 of which will be sold on liberal terms, Mareh 14, 1S57. 41-tf NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE" This Great Journal of Crime and Criminals is in its Twelfth Year, and ia widely circulated throughout the country. It contains all the great Trials. Criminal Cases, and appropriate Editorials on the same, to gether with information on Criminal Matters, not to be found in any other newspaper. S- Subscriptions, $2 per Annum: $1 for Six Mouths, to bo remitted hy Subscribers, (who should write their names and the town, county and state where they reside, plainly,) To R A SEYMOUR, Editor and Proprietor of the National Pol ice Gazette, New York City. June C, 1857 ly PROSPECTUS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA PRESBYTERIAN The Presbyterian Chnrch in North Carolina has long labored under a serious disadvantage from the want of a journal to advocate her claims and represeut her interests. It is esti mated that only 1000 Presbyterian Weeklies are taken in the bounds of our three Presbyte ries. We have 13,000 Communicants, am lt is safe to infer that there are 30,00(5P teriaus in stand? and her . ,. . ..irt." th-x .... any Synod South or West of Pennsvlvania. uor sister btates on the North and Sooth, neither of which has a membership so large as ours., publish the Central, and the Southern Presbyterian, for the benefit of their people. The time has come when the Presbyterian Church in North Carolina should likewise do her duty to her children. It is a conceded and important fact, that hundreds of our members will take a State paper who will take no other. The Paper is needed to be the organ of our Synod and Presbyteries to elevate and en lighten the piety of our membership by diffusing evangelical knowledge to promote the cause of Education to develope the talents of our Ministry, and to strengthen the attachment of our people to the soil and sanctuaries of their own State. If our Chnrch in other States, and other Churches in this State, can sunplv their mem- j bcrs with a religious journal, why may not we? Are iNort n uarolina I'resb Brians inferior in talent, euergy and patriotism to their neighbors on the North or South, or to Christians of other denominations at home? With the same or better opportunities of accomplishing this work, shall we leave it undone? In the language of one of onr most able and usefui Ministers, an adopted son of our State, "It onght to have been undertaken 20 years ago, but it is not too late to begin to do right." In the last two or three months, a fund of about $5000 has been subscribed as a perma nent capital. At a meeting of the contributors held at Greensborongh on the 14th of May, Rev. A. Baker, Chairman, the Paper was un animously located at Fayetteville, under the name and title of the North Carolina Presbyterian-. Rev. Wm. N. Mebane and Rev. George McNeill were elected Editors: Rev. Messrs. George McNeill, Wm. N. Mebane, A. Baker and C. II. Wiley, and Messrs. George McNeill, Sr., John II. Cook and David Mur phy were appointed an Executive Committee, to establish the Paper and manage its busiuess affairs. It is our wish and design to make the NoKni Carolina Presbyterian a journal of the first class, equal to the best in the country in typo graphical appearance and in adaptation to the wants of our Churches. Its columns will afford the latest intelligence, both foreign and domes tic, and special care will be taken to give a full and accurate summary of State news. The name of the Paper is designed to be an expo nent of its character and contents. From con viction, it will advocate the conservative, or thodox, Old School doctrines and order of the Chnrch. Our first appeal is to our own people to N C. Presbyterians. Whilst we rely confidently upon their favor, we trust that the native sons of North Carolina who have found homes in other States, and the adopted citizens of our State who form so important an element in our Ministry and membership, will take a deep interest in this enterprise, and give it their hearty support. Terms: $2 per annnm in advance, or on de livery of the first number; $2 50 in six months $3 at the end of the year. To clubs of 25 or more, paying in advance and when the Paper is sent to one address, a discount of 10 per cent, will be allowed. Our Ministers and Elders are earnestly desired to act as Agents, and all others friendly to the cause will please assist in procuring as many subscribers as possi ble, and forward the names, by August 1st, to this Office. As soon as 1500 subscribers are obtained, the first nnmber will be issued. If a faithful and vigorous effort is made in the next two months by those Hho take a lively interest in this work, we will without doubt, be able to begin the publication at the end of that time with a paying subscription list of at least 3000. Address, Editors of the North Carolina Tresbyterian, Fayetteville, N. C. Fayettoville, May 20, li5?. NEW GOODS. JAMES KYLR Is now receiving his Spring and Summer su-ply of DRY GOODS, HATS, BOOT3 & SHOES, Bolting CLOTHS, &q., all of which, being purchased by the case, will be offered by WboleBole'or Retail vt LOW PRICES. March 28. 43-tf DON'T ALL COME AT ONCEI F AV. LETT Hasj ust received a large and general STOCK OF GOODS suited to the Fall and Winter trade, consisting of a choice selection of Staple and Faner DKY GOODS, Boots and Shoes, with almost everything desirable in that line. PRIME FAMILY GROCERIES always to be had AT LETT'S. Goods sold at the lowest prices for CASH, or ex changed for country produce. Sept. 14, 1856. ly-pd TAKE NOTICE. THE Subscriber having, at June Term 18.57, of the Court of Pleas and Qsarter Sessions for the County of Cumberland, qualified as Administrator upon the Estate of Willie F. Moore, hereby notifies persons hav ing claims against the said Estate to present the same properly authenticated within the time prescribed by law, otherwise this notice will be pleaded in the bar of their recovery. Debtors to the said Estate will please make payment immediately. E. F. MOORE. June. 6, . r3-tf NORTH CAROLINIAN 1A YE TTE VILLE, 4 JV. V, IS IT A CHOST, OR IS IT . HOT ? BY INVISIBLE GREEN, ESQ. As the watchmen tread steadily along their allotted beats, when the city is hushed in the deathly stillness of mid-night, they witness scenes and encounter events, of the most thrill ing, as well as amusing character. Last night " r,y cioutjs huBg ther "iLe'fril heavens, and a stiff uncomfortable breeze, from the north west, swept the streets. No wonder that two i watchmen of the Ninth Ward, rubbed their hands with glee, as they heard the chime of St. Paul jingle quarter of 3 o'clock, the time for them to retire from their beats to the dismiss ing roll-call. No wonder that they bol Uy faced the fierce winds, and made their big feet pat the side-walks most merrily.. No wonder they rejoiced in the close of their night's work, and anticipated naught but a comfortable bed and a more comfortable slumber. On they tread, little dreaming of danger and trouble. Passing through a lighted street, they had just turned into Vine, when one of the watch men happening to raise his eyes, started back with affright and exclaimed "Holy luddec! vat's da't ?" "What ? ' asked his companion, startled also at this sudden move. "See him," replied the other casting his long fingers in the direction of the opposite side of the street. "Gracious !" whispered the comrade, "what are it ? are it a ghost or are it not ?" "Mine Got in Ilimmel, it bes a'ghost !" was the reply of the other terrified guardian of the night. "See him shump." "So he does then it are no ghost .Ghosts never jnmp. Maybe he's a thief. "Let's get arter him anyhow." This proposition was very hesitatingly agreed to by the Ton tonic, but as he could not well refuse to follow his comrade, he nodded assent, and moved cautiously on. The sight which had at first so terrified them, was a tall figure ck .hed L- a 'errg garb of white, which moved slowly auu uppaicutlr, in a circle upon the op posite sidewalk. As the watchmen approach ed the really ghost-like figure, they became more assured in tht opinion that it was really a human being, and one who had not yet enter ed the valley and shadow of death. Still, how ever, their approach was cautious, and they were many feet from it, when one demanded in the tone of authority : "Who and what are ye ! Speak, for we are watchmen." The figure ceased to move, and turning his head in the direction of the watchman, simply replied "Trunk by tam." "Ha! ha! he! he!" shouted the other watch man, "he be's not'in' but a trunken mans. Ha! ha! he! he! he be's no ghost, Let's pitch in to him." No sooner said than done. The courageous Charlies approached manfully, and seized the spectre by the collar the shirt collar," for he had no other. "Vat you doin' here?" was the demand. "Trunk, by tam," was the reply. "What did you take off your clothes for !" "Trunk, by tam," was the response again made. "Where do you live !" "Trunk by tam." "You'sgot to go mit us to the Yatch House." "Trunk by tam." By this time the whole mystery was explain ed. He who had been taken for a ghost was a young German named Carlos Delkrech. He had been libating during the night, and became so fuddled that he knew not what he was doing. He had really supposed himself at home, and had stripped off his clothing and Jntended to lie down on a cellar door, which to him looked very much like a bed. The watchmen conducted him, in his undress state, to the Bre mon street locked up, where they allowed him to sleep until 9 o'clock this morning, when they ushered him, with his swelled head, before the Tolice Court. Judge Pruden repremanded Carlos for getting so drunk he could not tell his bed from a cellar door, and for scaring two watchmen so badly by letting his under gar ments loose to the winds, at such an early hour of the morning. Carlos was sent up two days under the liquor law. "Digby, will you have some of this butter 2" "Thank you maim, I can't take any thing strong. I belong to the Temperance Society." "One of a thousand," a new novel by James, is abont to appear. Only think, says the. cruel Pnnch, nine hundred and ninety nine are to follow ! "Have you ever broke a horse ?" enquired ; horse jockey. "No, not 'zacly," replied Cimon, "but I,ve broke three or four wagons." The report that the dog star had the hydro phobia, needs confirmation. . From the Georgia Cmislilvtionalist Gov. Walker. Messrs. Editors : After a most careful ex amination of Governor Walker's inaugural, one thing has struck me as remarkably strange with regard to the impression it has made upon my own mind ; and that is, that I find myself for the first time in the whole course of my life opposing (what would cow be called) the Southern side of this question. . From the'days of South Carolina nullification. I-hay.-Tvvanan.lVfound mVse'fjfittachcd to the ! southern rights party, whenever that oaestion has been sprung, and my feelings lead me that way now ; but justice, and right, both say now "Be sure you are right, then go ahead," is an oia out nooie raotio. Acting upon this prin ciple, we must prove Governor, Walker wrong, before we condemn him. Let us look for a moment at the, present condition of Kansas. We find two powerful parties arrayed against each other almost at the point of the bayonet. The one contending that the Topeka Constitu tion is the only true and constitutional way by which Congress can possibly admit Kansas into the Union as a State ; the other contend ing for admission upon terms laid down by a pro-slavery Legislature, each acting entirely in dependent of the other, and both claiming a majority of voters in the State. Now, no one, I presume, will contend that it would be right in Governor Walker to take sides with either of these parties. Well, what does he do 2 He merely urges upon the citi zens of Kansas the spirit of the Democratic doctrine as laid down in the Cincinnati plat form he insists that every man shall come up to the polls and cast his vote, and let the ma jority decide whether Kansas shall be a free or a slave State. Now, is not this right ; is it not just ; is it not (in all candor) the true in terpretation of the Kansas bill ? It is most certainly right; and it follows as a consequence, 1 that on this point Governor Walker has done nothing wrong. And what, pray, would be gained if Kansas could be brought into the the Union as a slave State, having a majority of its people opposed to the institution of slave ry ? It would only be the means of promoting dissensions and strife, until the institution was nbol-ishetL The only censurable feature in this address, that presents itself to my mind, is that part of it in which he argues, that the location of slavery must ultimately be determined by the isothermal line and this is merely the ex pression of his opinion and most free born Americans would argue, that every freeman has the right to the free expression of his opin ion on 'any subject, whether involving the ques tion of jslavery or not. As to the reasonable ness of itliis opinion of Governor Walker, it is no mors than a reiteration of an opinion ex pressed! by one of our ablest representatives during the last session of Congress ; in this opinion I fully concurred with our representa tive at the time,.and do now, most sincerely, with Governor Walker. Governor Walker has always been consider ed an able and independent advocate of south ern rights, and the high positions he has filled, would have compelled him to have exposed his colors, had they been otherwise. The appoint ment of Governor Walker, by Mr Buchanan, in one of the strongest evidences he could have given of his own personal attachments ; and I believe to-day, that President Buchanan is as true to the true interests of the South, as truth itself, and uiy ojsinion is, that the Democratic party, backed, as it is, by Mr Buchanan and a most unexceptionable Cabinet, is the true southern rights party. Democrats I beg of you, as brothers fighting in a common cause, and having the same ends to accomplish, to be calm during this storm, and form your opinions with cooluess and de liberation, and do not in any case permit your- Lselves to be drawn in the wake of interested or tricky politicians, but take counsel from one of your number, who has always worked as a pri vate in the ranks, and let your country's true interests be your aim ; and whilst battling for the right, let each remember that, "He lives in fame, that died in virtue's cause." Southern Rights. Jewel of a wife One who, whatever may be thejonrney, copies the sagacious elephant, and travels with a single trunk. A lat" writer says that the only day an American devotes to "relaxation," is the day when he takes medicine. Holmes says' finely of the bigot, that lib mind is like the pupil of the eye the more light you pour upon it, the more it contracts. Geologically speaking, the rock - upon which the hard drinker splits, s.qartz says Hood. " The centre of gravity is thought by a late modern philosopher to be the middle of a Qua ker congregation. A city item's man in Utopia calls his budget of local news "City-brick-bats and pebbles pick ed np in the streets." A bachelor left a boarding-house in which were a number of old maids, on account of the "miserable fair" set befjare him at the table. cnaisTOisc of i trixcess. The ceremony of christening of the infant Princess, fifth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, took place in the Chapel within Buckingham Palace, on Tuesday, the X6th ult. The English papers contain fall accounts of the affair: "The coramunion' table was covered with crimson velvet, bordered with deep gold lace, and edged with bullion fringe. In front of tlie table, immediately below the steps by which it was Bpprdached, was placed the beautiful chris tening font of silver gilt, elevated on tt fluted circular pedestal of white and gold. .The font contained water brought from the river Jordan, and presented to. the Queen spe cially for the occasion. All the visitors ap peared ia full dress uniform. The Ambassador of France and the foreign Ministers all wore the insignia of different orders of knighthood. Lords Lansdowne, Clarendon, and Palmers ton each wore the 'Garter together with the gold and enamelled collar of that order. The procession of the sponsors entered the chapel five minutes before one o'clock. "Tha queen wore a white and silver moire antique dress, trimmed with a deep flounce of Honiton lace, white tulle, and branches of sil ver flowers. The top of the corsage was fring ed all round with diamonds. Her Majesty wore a diamond circlet, diamond ear-rings, and diamond necklace. The Qneen also wore the riband of the order of the Garter from which was suspended a very magnificent 'George composed of brilliants. Prince Albert was in the uniform of a field marshal, and wore collars of t he Garter, the Golden Fleece and of a Prus sian Order of knighthood. The Prince of Wa les, Prince Alfred, and Prince Arthur appear ed in the Highland dress. "The Lord Chamberlain, accompanied by the groom of the State to Prince Albert, con ducted the infant princess into the chapel, her Royal Highness being carried by the head nurse. The Iufant Princess wore a robe of Honiton lace over white satin. The Archbish op of Canterbury proceeded with the baptis mal service, and when he came to name her Royal Highness, Lady Caroline Barrington presented the Princess at the font, and the Duchess, of Kent named her Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore. "The Archbishop of Canterbury having pro nounced the blessing, the solemnity was con cluded at twenty-three minutes past one o'clock. m- . Kissing. Our readers shall have the benefit of a good story that we lately heard. Travel ing into town about dusk, Mr K. had occasion to call at the mansion of an esteemed friend who had, among other worldly possessions, two or three fine daughters. He had scarcely knockod at the door, when it was opened by one of these blooming maidens, who quick as thought, threw her arms around his neck, and before he had time to say, "Oh, don't!" pressed her warm delicate lips to his and gave him as. sweet a kiss as ever swain deserved. In utter astonishment, the worthy gentleman was en deavoring to stammer out something, when the damsel exclaimed, "Oh mercy, mercy! Mr K. is this you? I thought certainly it was my bro ther Henry." "Pshaw!" said the gentleman to himself, "you don't think any such thing " But taking her hand he said in a forgiving tone, "there is no harm done; dont give yourself any uneasi ness, though you ought to be a little more careful." After this gentle reproof he was ustiered in to the parlor by the maiden, who as she came to the light, could uot conceal the deep blush that glowed upon her check, while the boquet that was pinded npon her bosom shook like a flower garden in an earthquake. Audwhen he rose to depart, it fell upon her to wait upon him to the door; and it may be added that they held discourse together for several minutes on what subject it is not for us to say. . As the warm hearted youth plodded home ward he argued with himself in this wise: "Miss J. knew it was I who- knocked at , tho door, or how did 'she recognize me before I spoke? And is it probable that her brother would knock before entering? . She must be desperately in pshaw! Why if she loves a brother at that rate, how must she love a hus band? for I never felt such a kiss in my life." Three weeks after the aeeident above des cribed, AJr K. was married to Miss J. Now don't ask us if Mrs K. ever confessed that ner Kissing was noi a mistaKe, lor posi tively we shan't telL Mystery is useful only concealing ignorance. for. the purpose of Why is a hangman's trade like a vegetable Z Because it js an art-o,-Jioie. Never despise trifles. The want of a pia has. sometimes caused one agonies of shame. "Esteem is the mother of love, but the moth er is often younger than the daughter." Why is the Polka like bitter beer ? Because there are so many bops in it.