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ATTOUXKY AT LAW,
AtTHN'DSthe Courts of Cumberland, Harnett.
Wake ami Johnston. -
Address, Tooiner, Harnett Co., N. C. I
Feb. Hi. 185(5. 85-y"' " i
Attorney at Law,
FAYETTEVILLE, IV , C
May be consulted at the Law Offic; of Jese G. Shep
herd. Esq., on (ineeu .Street.
July 1!, 1 ."(".'
AX DREW J. STEDMAX,
Attorney at law.
Having removed to 1'ITTSHORO, N. C will attend
regularly the Courts of Chatham, Moore and Harnett
April 11, 185G. tf
JOHN D. SHAW.
ATTJORXEY AT LAW.
liockiiieham. Richmond County North Carolina,
will practice in the Courts of Richmond, Anson and
Robeson. " All business entrusted to his care will re
ceive strict attciitiou. July, 11, ly-58
St l Acres of Land, lying m Cape Fear Rivera-Store,
Dwelling, Out Houses all in tirst rate order. The Store
i at u tine business stand sft the Cross Roads and the
ami is not to be excelled by any in" North Carolina.
Any person desiring to purchase can obtain ii ther
particulars respecting the property by calling cn
cither of us at Willis' Creek on the "Wilmington Road
15 miles from Fayetteville.
Oct. i. 18-tf JAMES WRIGHT.
Five sevenths of the FARMING AND TURPEN--
TIN'E LAND in Harnett county, known as the Parker
and McNeill lands, joining Wm. Harrington's land on
UniKT Little River1. There is some 2,00 acres cil the
bost quality of low grounds on the1 River. The up
lands are heavily timbered with pines, and withip. six
mile of the Fayetteville and Western Railroad, i
For particulars applv to D McARTIIUR.
" J. P. ROPER,
J. W. McKAY.
Nov. 1S5G 20, 2C-tf
A. 31. Campbell,
AVCTIOXKER & COMMISSION MERCHANT,
East side of Gillespie street,
Faykttkvii.le, N. C.
October 1, 1855
M A II II L E
FACTORY, I ,
BY bEO. LAUDER.
Nearly opposite 'to E. W-j 'Winkings'-j
1 ayettcville, s. v
Oct. 1. 185C. V
SECOND SPRING STOCK.
STARR AND WILLIAMS
Have now in Store their SECOND STOCK of Sea
sonable OW.s, which they will offer to. the Wholesale
Trade 'verv low for Gash, or on the usual time to
1TTt. WRKU?'5'erS- " J. M. WILLIAMS.
May 2,l57. 48-tf
T For preserving Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Pints
Quarts and Half-Gallons, at S2 40, S3 40, and $5 25,
ner dozen, respectively. For sale at the Croc'tery
Ltore W. N. TILLINGHAST.
i Also, Fresh Supplies Of CHINA, GLASS-
"VAKK and Table Knives,
Juno 20, 1S57. - 55-tf
- ; '
Valuable Land for Sale.
The subscriber offer3 for sale his entire lands, inclu
tliug alout tight hundred acres, lyin? fifteen miles
above Fayetteville and five miles from the mouth of
lower, little river. The land is level and healthy and
well adapted to farming; there is abeut one hundred
and fifty acres cleared and under a fine state of culti
vation. ' I will sell it all together or in small tracks to
suit purchasers. For further partictlars apply to the
subscriber on the premises.
Jamks C. Smith. 1 Miifcs Costin
JAMES C. SMITH & CO., -
Have removed their office to the second story of the
building formerly ocoupied by the Telegraph Company
where they are prepared to attend to alljsmess in the
Commistion line. 4- -
AH bisiness entrusted to them will be punctually
Wilrajngtoa Octolxr 1, 18jC 7
The undersigned are
now receiving a large assort-
ment of (iROGERIES, HARDWIRE. IRON, STEEL,
PES, LEATHER & SADDLE-
riY, which they will se
.1 at wholesaled at a small d
or on usual iime to nromnt
france on cost for cash.
G. ,W. WILLIAMS & CO.
July 25, 18514 :Hf.: :
The subscriber offers for sale upwards of 1000 acres,
the greater part of vyhidh is swamp land and from the
indications supposed to
lie rich. rom a survey made
by an Engineer the mai
h ditch for draining can be
cut at a cost not exceed!
ng $200. Any person wish
ing to purchase the whole or part of said lands can
examine them on application to either of the Bubscri-
bers. baiu lands are in
a compact body and situated
lrora lO to Yl miles sou
ih of Fayetteville and about
8 from the Cape Fear R
james cash well.
THE undersigned wouDd
respectfully inform his old
friends and customers t
at he can be found at the
Store of C. E. Leete, w
be glad to see
Jan. 17, 1857, j 33
B. F. 1 E A RC E
Is now receiving a beautiful and well selected stock of
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS,
Comprising a general assortment of all the latest styles
o( Ladies' D.ress Goods, Lace and Silk Mantles, Em
broideries of every description, Crape Shawls, Bonnets
Ribbons. Gloves, Belts, I osiery, &c.
White and colored L' nen Drilling,
English and French Drap d'Eta, !
Bleached and brown fehirtiugs and Sheetings,
Irish Linens, Linen Tame Cloths,
Towclihgs and Napkins.
Leghorn, Panama, BAssimere aiid Moleskin Hats,
ind Paras 3
is and Re ii
All of which will be sold
low for cash, or on the
usual time to punctuol customers. All persons (and
particularly the Ladies) j re respectfully requested to
give me a call before malt
ing their selections.
B. F. PEARCE.
Fayetteville, (Hay St.
March 14. 1857. 41-tf
Will attend the follrt
wing Districts, for the pur
pose of collecting tile
1 axes, viz :
TjXt H V" CV K ,
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HECTOR McNEILL, Sheriff.
5f- STATE-OK NOUT
Court of Pleas
d Quarter Sessions
..FaT" Mav t
Levied on two Slaves
It appeariug to the sat
faction of the Court that
dent of this State, it is or-
the defendant is not a res
dered by the Court that
pjublication be made in the
paper published in the Town
North Carolinian, a News
of Fayetteville, for the sp
ace 01 six weeKs noiLinng me
biar at the next term of the
said William Price to appi
Court ot Pleas and Quar
r Sessions to be held for
the County of Robeson
the Court House in Lum-
berton on the fourth Mo
ulay in Augmst next, and
then and there to plead
replevy or final Judgment
and the property levied on
j the plaintiffs demand and
l, Clerk of our said Court
will be triven against him
be condemned tot satisf
Witness Shadrach How
nt office in Lumberton
the fourth Monday in May
A. D. 1857. .
7& ACH HOWELL Clerk.
By B. FREEMAN D. C.
July 4. 1857.
POWERS & T
prs of this Establishment an
nounce to the poblic, that owing to the con-
ji :L! 1 J- .1 .1
as patronage extended to
them, they hay
el been induced to enlarge the
accommodation by, the adiftion of an extensive Dining
Room on the lower floor, land suit of Rooms on the
second floor; thus enabling them to accommodate all
who mav favor them with a call. And they pledge
themselves to an increased exertion to give satisfaction
to their natrons. IMS
Spacious Stables attained and careful Ostlers in
The eligible location of me Establishment, with the
experience of the Propr: ejtors in providing for the
comfort of their patrons, t iey hope will secure to them
a liberal share of the trav .
The Western and Souther it Stages arrive at and depart
frojn this House, i
Carriages in attendance on arrival and departure ot
Stevm Boats, for the ac jpmmodation,of passengers.
Horses and Carriages furnished at any notice for
car: ying travellers to any jart of the adjacent country.
- I J. W. POWERS, i f W. C.TROY.
Fayetteville, Mky 12, 185p. 9S-tf
SPRIIVG STOCK, 1857.
E. P. MOORE.
Wholesale Grocer and Commission Merchant.
Has just received in Store.
21a Barrels Y hiskey and Brandy,
3d and hhds. 01 Sugar ass- W
75 Sacks Rio Coffee,
200 " Salt, i
50 boxes Soda Biscuit.
Candies. Soaps. Candles, Snuff. Cfgam&c. &c.
All of which will be sold on liberal terms2
Mareh 14. 1857. 1 J 41tf .
NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE'tr
This Great Journal of Crime and Criminals is in its
TwelftuYear, and is widely circulated throughout the
country. It contains all ! trie great Trials.-Criminal
Cases, and appropriate Ed
itorials on the same, to-
gether wiih information on
Criminal Matters, not to
be found in any other newspaper.
ku Subscriptions, S2
per Annum; $1 for Six
Subscribers, (who should
Months, to be remitted hyj
write their names and the town, county and state where
thev reside, plainly.) .
TO Jtt a. snxnuuK.,
Editor aiid Proprietor of the
Is it ional Police Gazette,
New York Citv.
june o, io.i i . jy
FAYETTEVILLE, Jf. C.,.SA'.
acres of taridlJfoi
All the Land belonging to the Estate of John Mori
son, dee'd, is now for ale.- Said land is : lying in the
Counties of Montgomery and Richmond; and any per-son.-wishing
to purchase any of said Land, can hav nn
opportunity any time within three
CopntjvjM)ajh ;affn I ntaajytegnl or near the.
Will...f .1. , . " ..v.
riv-? iHKiynin oinu isuuj, 10 any person. 1 1
niouiug uiiorinaiian respecting tnera.- J
D. B RAINWATERS.
July 4. 1857. 3m '
'in HE COPARTNERSHIP of JONES & EASS w&
-1 this day diusolved by mutual consent. LA11 per
sons indebted to us are earnestly - requested to make
immediate payment, as the business must be closed
Either party has tbe right to use the name of the con
cern in liquidation. Y. & E. T. JONES.'
J. C. PASS.
July 1, 1857 60-3t.
lfou sale. "
STEEL'S LATENT CUTTING KKIFE. An ar
k5 ticle much more lighly approved, by all who have
tried them, than amy other now in use. Apply to
July 18 - 56-6t
DOCTOR FRANK WILLIAMS'S
CELEBRATED RYE WHISKEY
The Subscriber has made arraage n ents to keep a
supply of the Genuine Article, nd is, the only Agent
for the sale of the above brand of A No. 1 Rye Whis
key in this place.
. RGB'T MITCHELL.
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 represent Iter interests. It is esti
mated that only 1000 Presbyterian Weeklies
are taken in the bounds of our three Presbyte
rfes. We have 13,000 Communicants, and it
is safe to infer that there are 3.0,000 Presby
terians in principle in the State. Our Synod
stands fifth in the Union in point of numbers,
and her membership is greater than that of
any Synod South or West of Pennsylvania.
Our sister States on the North and South,
neither of which has a membership o large as
ours, publish the Central, and the Southern
Presbyterian, for the benefit of their people.
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 Church in other States, and other
Churches in this State, can supply their mem
bers with a religious journal, why may not we?
Are North Carolina Presbyterians inferior in
talent, energy and patriotism to their neighbors
on the Xortlj or South, or to Christians of
other denominations at home? With the
same or better opportunities of accomplishing
this work, sh,all we leave it undone? In the
language of one of our most able and useful
Ministers, an adopted son- of. our State, "It
ought to have T)een undertaken 20 years ago,
but it is not too late to begin to do right."
In the last two or three months, a f fund of
about $500 has been subscribed as a perma
nent capital. At a meeting of the contributors'
held at Greensborough 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 Pres
byterian. Rev. Wm. N." Mebane and Rev.
George McNeill were elected Editors: Rev.
Messrs. George McNeill; Wm. N. Mebane, A.
Bakerand C. H. 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 business
affairs. t . .
It is our wish aud design to make the North
Carolina Presbyterian a journal of the first
class, equal to the best in the ennntrv in tvnn.
Biiujiiiuai appearance and in adaptation to the
u: . " J j i
wants of our Churches. Its columns will afford!
thfi in test. intfIIin-nnA -uXtu f : ...it- T
tic, and special care will be taken to give a fall
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 bchool doctrines and order of the
Our first appeal is to our own people toN.
C, Presbyterians. Whilst we rely confidently
U?v thllVJaYOS we fast 'that the native sons
u 0 lCarol,na who have found homes in
other btates, 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
Terms: $2 per annum in advance, or on de
livery of the first number; $2 50 in six months
S3 at the end of the year. To clubs of 25 or
i aore, paying iu advance and when the Paper
13 sent to one address, a discount of 10 per
dent, will be allowed. Our Ministers aiid
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
witha paying subscription list of at least 3000.
S Address, Editors of the North Carolina
Presbyterian, Fayetteville, N. C.
Fayettaville, May 20, 1857.
.u.vo. ...vwngcute, uuui lore rn ann oomps
! RDAT, ;AUGTJST-1, 1857
treral iucofrectstatenats '
4:efcren'ce' to he Gtreat
Kit likftH.a re ? vrhaleinSMf- Wv
VUV WOO HUb 1IIC Ull
A. . 1 . TT 1 T J, - . .
lies in the houso of Messrs. Heart and Quar-
maine, who administer whitebait and iced
ch"with all humane , promptitude,) Mr
neb has been requested tonblish the follow.
g information touching the arrangements on
ard the vessel: 1
nptain Harrison, the captain who has been
cted in contravention of all rules observed
he public service, the proprietors of the ship
h e engaged him for the vulgar reason that he
notoriously the best captain on the best
of steamers in the world, will merely attend
he comparatively unimportant duty of taking
b of the vessel. But, as there are to be six
huldred first class passengers, other captains
wil be appointca to aamimster io me domestic
waits of the floating colony. There will be a
dirjng captain, with great carving powers, and
a miraculous flow of after-dinner oratory; and
there will be a flirtation captain, whose business
it will be to render the brief voyage still briefer
tCvthe;ladies. The former has been a Free
mi son who has eaten his way into all the hon
or: of the craft, and who will hold lodges in
thi maintop, where the proximity of the fire
from the chimneys will be highly convenient
for he4ting the grid -irons. The latter has been
still more carefully selected and is a gentleman
whom his wife is about to . divorce ' under the
new law, for the incompatibility of his red hair
with her notions7 of elegance, and who, under
the same law, will be incapable of marrying
again. I He will therefore have been a family
man, which makes him respectable, while at
the same time his attentions can mean nothing.
The spiritual welfare of ten thousand inhab
itants of the viessel will be duly cared for. A
after-deck, and four chapels, for Methodists,
Baptists and Independents, are being' erected
forward A pretty rectory house and garden
will be placed near the wheel, but it is thought
well that the voluntary system should provide
for the dissenting teachers, thongh in case of
seasickness during the services the sea-beadles
are ordered to attend everywhere with basins,
without regard to distinction of religious faith
or bringing up. Births and marriages will be
amply provided for, the directors of the Great
Easterit undertaking to be godfathers to any
addition made to the population during the
voyage, (a silversmith goes out expressly to
engrave the mugs,) and berceannelies may bc
had gratis, on application to the boatswain
The captain will act as father to any young (or
other) lady who may succeed, by dint of moon
light aud Lord Byron, in persuading a gentle
man to pay her expenses for the rest of her life
and a large young officer is now growing whis
kers and a brogue iu order to act as a brother,
and demand intentions, on application from any
mamma. Cottages for the honeymoon are
beings fitted up, larboard side,
by Messrs Jack-
son aud Graham, and will ha
vo private tele-
graphs io the kitchen, nightingales, and Bell's
Weather permitting races will take place at
stated periods, and the Great Eastern Derby
will be a feature in the voyage. Once round
the vessel being a third' of a mile, the heats
will be easily arranged. A moveable Grand
Stand is beins constructed by Messrs. Edging
ton: The stabling in the vessel will afford ac
commodation for any number, of horses and
oie of-tlie 'long boats (itself a large steamer,)
. " .2 . . . .
can be engaged for trial gallop and be surround
ed withlawning and ordered to cruise at some
distance, in order, to insure privacy.
Tne Betting Act not applying to the high
seas, an office where the odds will be given
will be jinder the superintendence of the purser.
Other amusements will be provided, an Ameri
can alley and a skittle ground being situated
on the poop, and a spare boiler being fitted up
as a Casino into which boiling water will not
be turned without such notice as may be prac
ticable I A theatre is in course of erection, and '
aii English dramatic author will be kept in
the hold,! with a safety-lamp, to translate any
French piece that may be thrown dowu to him.
The eminent Jew costumiers have contracted
to suppiy idresses, and when not engaged in the
atrical pursuits, will be happy to fill up their
Vacant evenings with being converted, on mod-.
erate" terms, by any passenger who may be
going out! as a missionary and wish for practice
in dealing with his benighted brethren. (Extra
charge for reading the tract.) A club room is
also being arranged, and candidates , for the
great EaStera Club had better send in their
names. " Trade, moustaches, political opinions,
whistling! a short pipe, the habit of asking
questions: Pnsyism or a pug nose will excludes.
Cabstands will be place at the most conven
ient parts, of the ship, and tables of fare aud
distances affixed. Incivility or
subject the offender to the cal,
but the flogjrinir '
will be conducted in a hnek vArrl of tliA vpssp!
where the loudest fellow may l brawl without
being heard by the public! Bath chairs and
perambulators will also be in waiting, and om
niboees will conyeythe humbler passengers to
ar)basjparts,of -'the '.vessel. Previously .to the
grand display of fireworks and a ' balloon will
ascend once a week with letters for any quar"
ter to which the wind may be blowiug. Fur
ther, particulars will be published from time to
time until the launch.
The Blessings of Hater.
Many of our most talented lecturers oir tem
perance, iu their orations, are iu the habit
more frequently of portraying the horrors of
drunkenness and the sin and danger of indulg
isg in strong drink, than of picturing to our
minds the blessings of pure and sparkling wa
ter. Although this may be the most effective
method of reclaiming depraved man from the
error of his ways, we do not think it the most
agreeable side of the picture to look upon. Is
it not truly refreshing duriug this hot and sul
try weather, to drink in such sentiments as are
contained in the following extract? It is ta
ken from the remarks of the celebrated tem
perance lecturer Gough, made at the late testi
monial at the Philadelphia Academy of Music,
on the "Blessings of Water:"
"Water! ohj bright, beautiful water for. me!
Water 1 Heaven-gifted, earth blessing, flower
loving water! It was the drink ef Adam in
the purity of his Eden home; it mirrored back
the beauty of Eve in her unblushing toilet; it
wakens to life again the crushed unci fading
flower; it cools, oh! how gratefully. the parch
ed tongue of the feverish invalid; it falls down
to us iu pleasant showers from its home with
the glittering stars; it descends to us iu feath
ery storms of snow; it smiles iu glitterinc: dew
drops at the glad birth of morning; it clusters
in great tear drops at night over the graves of
those we love; its name is wreathed in strain
bright orders by the sunset cloud; its name" is
breathed by the dying soldier, for away on the
torrid fie.'d of battle; it paints old forts and
turrets from a gorgeouseaseF upon your Winter
window; it clings npou the "branches of trees
iu the frost-work of delicate, beauty ; it dwells
iotlm icitlar at lives. iaJ.he jraountaiiLiilader:
Z . L . . .... . . . 1 . 1 I 1
ik luiius nie vujjvry gruunu-worn upon WHICH
God paints tlie rainbow; it gushes iu pearly
streams from the gentle 4iill side; it makes
glad the sunny vales; it murmurs cheerful
songs in the ear of the humble cottager; it an
swers back the smiles of happy children; it
kisses the pure cheek of the water-lily; it wan
ders like a veiu of nlolten silver away, away to
the distant sea. Oil ! bright, beautiful, health
inspiring, heart-gladdening water Everywhere
around us dwelleth thy meek presence, twin
angel sister of all that is good and precious
here; in the wild forest, on the grassy plain,
slumbering iu the bosom of the lonely moun
tain, sailing with viewless wings through the
humid air, floating over us in curtains ot more
than regal splendor; home of the? hetiling an
gel when his wings bend to the wees of this fal
"Oh water for me, bright water for me!"
And wine for the tremulous debauchee!"
IS THE HOO. lMllBITED ?
It has long been known that the moon re
volves on its axis iu the same time iu which it
revolves round the earth, aud that it conse
quenly always presents nearly the same side
towards the earth, while the other side is never
seen from our globe. No bodies of water nor
clouds can be seen on the moon by the aid of
the most powerful telescope, nor is the appa
rent direction of stars close to its edge changed
by refraction, as would be the case if an atmos
phere enveloped the moon. Hence it has been
inferred by Whewell, the reputed author of a
late work entitled "Of Plurality of Worlds,"
that the moou has no atmosphere or water, and,
consequently, no inhabitants.
' This inference is shown to be inclusive by a
recent discovery of -the' astronomer -Hansel,
whose study of the moon's motion, contiuued
for many years, has established the fact that
the centre of gravity of the moon, instead of
being like that of earth, at the ceutre
is be'ond that, centre, aud farther from the side
next to the earth than it is from the ojther side
by seventy-four miles. The nearer side of the
moon, therefore, is a vast, expanded protube
rance or mountain, seventy-four miles, high
and any fluid, whether air or water, would flow
downwards from the nearer to the farther side
of moon, where, for aught we know, intelligent
living beiugs may exist. The nearrer side of
the moon cannot.be inhabited, at least by beings
tcwhose existence air and water are essential,
as is the case with all terrestial animals.
celebrated mathematician, Gauss,
proposed a: a means of settling the question,
whether the moon is inhabited, that a huge
monument should be erected on the steppes of
Siberia, as a signal to the inhabitants of the
moon, in the hope that they might be induced
to erect a similar signal to apprise us of their
existence. The discovery of Hansel shows
that such an experiment could be attended with
iiO success, inasmuch as the inhabitants "ofthe
moon, if there are any, being on the farther
side, could never see a monument on the earth.
It niay not be uninteresting to add, that it
has b;en discovered, within a few years, by
means of long continued, hourly observations
with te barometer, that the moon exerts an
appreciable influence on the pressure of the at
mosphere ; and also by means of long-continued
magnetic observations, that it exeits an influ
ence on the declination of the magnetic needle.
-Boston Courier, ' . '
VOLUME XIX NO. 9Q1.
A DIG STOB.Y ATD A CIC SA..
A correspondent, of a Cairo paper gets cfT
the following genuiie specimen of big talking
It beats Davy Crocket :
John Waterbury, a brakesman on Tom Fay's,
train, is an original genius aud a remarkable
man. His weight is two hundred and eighty
rAwboned, with a dangerous ppeed in the stri2ek
broad shouldered,' strong' jawed, with a Est thr.t
has half -horse power. -When -they - -vrLhtU
down breaks, he brings up the trainso sudden
that it ofteu breaks the coupling chains. Whca
he eats, it takes encugh for six men, and Lp
drinks whisky out of a quart cup, then knocks
the Landlord through a board fence or inside
of a house, if he wants any pay. He is under
a Sve hundred dollar bond not to strike a man
a t Sandoval for fear of injuring the buildings,,
they being slightly built. His hair is as coarse
as hay, aiui strfiids up like the quills of a fret
ful porcupine.' It takes two table cloths to
wipe his noseband he generally feeds himself
with a scoop shovel aud dung fork. When ho
exerts himself in a trip, he usually accumulates
fourteen pounds and six ounces of lamp oil and
dirt ; and is not allowed to wash himself in any
stream smaller than tho. Wabash for fear of
Once when old Jcnks 'cused' him he turned
and whipped nineteen Irishmen out of rrfvenge.
He has to ride with his back to the car and let
his toes stick out over tho platform, it I being;
too narrow for the length of his feet. His
great toe looks like a sea turtle's head, and his
nose like a young robin held by the head with
the big end down, brilliant and pited like a ripe?
strawberry ; his eyes have a twinkle of a gooil
humor and a great fascination for the fair. Tl;e
skin of his face lays in fold, like the skin of a
rhinocoros ;" his teeth look like cogs in a mill
wheel ; he has to have his hat made to order
and when he looses it, he wears a water bucket
with the bail under his chin. He will travel
this summer but can be seen for a few days at
Sandoval, free of charge, lie thinks he 'dead
heads' his living, but the company secretly pays
Mr Nerritt a dollar a meal.
Poetry Sobered Down. -
I'm thinking of the time, Kate, when sitting
by thy side, and i shelling bean?, I gazed oi
thee, and felt a wondrous pride. In silenco
leaned we o'er the pan, and neither spoke a
word, but the rattling of the beans, Kate v.-as
all the sound we heard. Thy auburn curls
hung down, Kate,: and kissed thy lily check;
thy azure eyes half filled with tears, bespoke a
spirit meek, be so charmed as I was then,
had ne'er before (occurred, when the rattling of
the beans, Kate, was all the bound I heard.
I thought it was npt wrong, Kate, so leaning
o'er the dish, as you snatched up a lot of beans
I snatched a nectared kfss. And a sudden
shower made my eTes blind, and I neither saw
or stirred, but the rattling of the beans, Kate,
was all the sound I heard.
Trouble among the Methodists. There is
a terrible difficulty .among the Methodists of
the Wesley Chapel, at Indianapolis. An in
novation, to some of the members of the church
intolerable, has been decreed by those who ex
ercise the "little brief authority" of the church.
The innovation is nothing less awful aud wretch
ed than the promiscuous seating of the congre
gation. TLat is, the ladies and gentlemen are
not to be any longer constrained to separate in
the house of God, but are to be permitted to
take seats promiscuously. To a large number
of the old folks, this is the most horrible of hor
rors. The result is a division of the church
Four of the members published in the Indian,
apolis Journal a card, explaining the matter
to the public. They set forth that the mode of
separating the sexes in the church is the good
old st vie. that thev have found iu it no urac-
tical inconvenience that they regard it from
principle as "a distinctive and most valuable
feature among those pcpular elements which
have contributed largely to the rapid speed
and success of that.brauch of God's Church in
which we belong." They have resisted the pro
posed change by all legal means and must go
elsewhere. They asked that the statemeuts
which follow might be spread upon the church
records. Refused their boon, they rush into
print as follows :
To liev James Jim, Preacher in cJuirgc, Wesley
" (Jluiycl Indianapolis :
J The undersigned, members of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, connected with the society
at Wesley Chanel, Indianapolis, arc unable to
conform to the innovation recently introduced
into the"roode 6f worship iu that house, and re
gard it as a departure from' usages long estab
lished, under which we have not only enjoyed
jK-rsoual comfort in the house of prayer, but
also spiritual prosperity. We regret to bo
compelled, from what we thiuk conscientious
convictions of duty, to separate' ourselves from
a spot endeared to us by many pleasing recol
lections; but we hold that the entire freedom
of the seats in our churches can otdy be pre
served by adhering to a separation of the sexes;
aud that inconveniences and discomforts of
what is called promiscuous seating, instead of
oermitting it to serve as a compromise between
a separation of the sexes, and the exelusiveness
ofpews, will necessarily- and speedily lead to
the fatter. We, therefere ask that our letter
be made out as soon as convenient.
Signed by sixty-two persons, male aDd ic
tnale. i y