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Feb'y 3. 1
.J. A. SPEAKS.
ATTOIIN BY AT LAW,
ATTENDS the Courts of Cumberland, Harnett,
Wake and Johnston.
Address, Towner, Harnett Co., N. C.
Feb. 1G. 1850. 85-y
BART IV V FULLER,
Attorney at Lmv,
A Y T T K VILLE, X , C
May be consulted at the Law Office of Jese G. Shep
herd. Esq., on Green Street
July lit, 185K.
7-tf
ANDREW J. STEDMAX,
.titorney at aWi
Having removed to 1'ITTSBORD, N. C. will attend
regularly the Courts of Chatham, Moore and Harnett
Counties.
April 11, 1850.
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JOHN O. SHAW.
ATTTORXEY AT LAW.
Rockingham. Ilichmond County North Carolina,
will practice in the Courts of Richmond. Anson and
Robeson. AH business entrusted to his core will re
ceive strict attention. July, 11, iy-58
FOR SALE.
Sft 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
ami is not to be excelled by any in North Carolina.
Any person desiring to purchase can obtain further
particulars respecting the property by calling en
cither of as at Willis' Creek on the Wilmington lioad
15 miles from Favetteville.
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 lauds, joining Wm. Harrington's land on
Upper Little River. There is some 200 acres ef the
best quality of low grounds on the River. The up
lauds are heavily timbered with pines, ami within six
miles of the Favetteville and Western Railroad.
For particulars applv to D McARTHUR.
.1. P. ROPER,
J. W. McKAY.
Nov. 1S30 20, 2G-tf
A. 31. Campbell,
AUCTIOXKEK & COMMISSION MERCHANT,
East side of Gillespie street,
Faykttkvu.ie, N. C.
October 1, 1S55
MAKKLK FACT O K. Y,
BY GEO. LAUDER.
Nearly opposite to E. W. WiUkings' Auction Store
Fayetteville, N. C.
Oct, 1. 1850
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SECOND SPRING STOCK.
STARR AND WILLIAMS
Uave now in Store their SECOND STOCK of Sea
sonable Goous, which they will offer to the Wholesale
Trade very low for Cash, or on the usual time to
prompt paying buyers.
J. 15. STARR. J- M- WILLIAMS.
May 2, 1857. 4S-tf
.SELF-SEALIJNG JARS.
Vnr uresarvintr Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Pints
Quarts and Half-Gallons, at S2 40, S3 40, aud $5 25,
uer dozen, respectively. For sale at the Croc'.tery
tore W. N. T1LLINGHAST.
Also, Fresh Supplies of C11IXA, GLASS
WAKE and Table Knives.
Juue 20, 1S57. 55-tf
Valuable Land Tor 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
lower littie river. The laud 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 particulars apply to the
Subscriber on the premises.
ALEXANDER WALKER.
19. 7-tf
Jamks C. Smith.
JAMES
Miles Costin
c. smith &. co.,
Commission JSIerchanls,
Hare removed their office to the second story of the
building formerly occupied by the Telegraph Company
where they are prepared to attend to all business in the
Commission line. .
AH business entrusted to them will be punctually
attended to.
Wilmingtoa, October 1, 1850 y
Devoted to JXews,
GROCERIES, HARD-
ware c, 4-
The undersigned are now receiving a large assort
ment of GROCERIES, H1RDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
llOtLOW-WAUE, SHOES. LEATHER fe SADDLE-
jrt'r which they will sell at wholesale at a small td
Pfance on cost for cash, or on usual time to prompt
dealers. G. W. WILLIAMS & CO.
- July 25, 1857.- .. ,: . '
The subscriber offers for sale upwards of 1000 acres,
the greater part of which is swamp land and from the
indications supposed to be rich. From a survey made
by an Engineer the main ditch tor draining can be
cut at a cost not exceeding $200. Any person wish
ing to purchase the whole or part of said lands can
examine them on application to either of the subscri
bers. Said lands are, in a compact body and situated
from 10 to 12 miles south of Fayetteville and about
trom the Cape Jf ear Kiver.
william McMillan,
JAMES CASIIWELL;
July 25, 2857. C0-3t
A CARD.
THE undersigned would respectfully inform his old
friends and customers that he can be found at the
Store of C. E. Leete, where he will be glad to see
them. J. R. McDONALD.
Jan. 17, 1857, 33-tf
SPRING TRADE, 1857.
B. F. V K A lie E
Is now receiving a beautiful and well selected stock of
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS,
Comprising a general assortment of all the latest styles
of Ladies Dress Goods, Lace and Silk Mantles, Em
broideries of every description, Crape Shawls, Bonnets
Ribbons. Gloves, lJelts, llosierv, !tc.
ALSO
White and colored Linen Drilling,
English and French Drap dEta,
Bleached and brown Shirtings and Sheetings,
Irish Linens, Linen Table Cloths,
Towel ings and Napkins.
Leghorn, Panama. Uassimere 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, (Hay St.,) March 14. 1857. 41-tf
SHERIFFS NOTICE.
(Will attend the following Districts, for the pur
pose of collecting the Taxes, viz :
Cedar Creek,
Flea Hill,
Carver's Creek,
Biack River,
Quewhifile,
Seventy First,
Rock fish,
July 21
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August 1
HECTOR McNEILL, Sheriff.
58-tAl y
July 1L
.f'-'STATB-ftP SOUTH CAROLINA
'V - . agSRoIiK.SOX Couxtt
Jiv. Court of Pleas and Quarter Session;
'yj Mav term 1 S57 .
Joseph Thompson Admr.
Charity Blount Admx.
of William Blount dee'd
Original Attachment, Levied on two Slaves
Edmoud and Fannv.
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 Newspaper published iu the Town
of Fayetteville, for the space of six weeks nothing 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 Auginst next, and
then and there to plead or replevy or "mial Judgment
will be given against him and the property levied on
be condemned to satisfy the plaintiffs demand and
Costs.
Witness Shadrach Howell, Clerk of our said Court
at office in Lumberton the fourth Monday in May
A. D. 1857.
SHADRACH HOWELL Clerk.
By B. FREEMAN D. C.
July 4. 1857. 58-fit
DOBBTJST HOUSE!
POWERS & TROY, 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 ol the travel.
The Western and Southern Stages arrive at and depart
from this House.
Carriages in attendance on arrival and departure of
Steam Boats, tor the accommouatiou.ot passengers
Horses and Carriages furnished at any notice for
carrying travellers to any part of the adjacent country.
J. W. POWERS. W. C. TROY.
Fayetteville, May 12, 1850. 9S-tf
SPRIJVG STOCK, 1857.
E. f7 MOORE.
Wholesale Grocer and Commission Merchant.
lias just received in Store.
215 Barrels Whiskey and Brandy,
85 - and hhds. of Sugar ass1
75 Sacks Rio Coffee,
200 " Salt.
50 boxes Soda Biscuit.
Candies. Soaps, Candles, Snuff. CTgarsv &C. &c.
All of which will be sold on liberal termiS
Mareh 14, 1S57. 41-tf
NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE1'"
This Great Journal of Crime and Criminals is in its
Twelfth Year, and is 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.
Subscriptions, S2 per Annum; SI for Six
Months, to be remitted by Subscribers, (who should
write their names and the town, county andstate where
they reside, plainly,)
To R A SEYMOUR,
Editor and Proprietor of the
National Police Gazette,
New York City.
June 6, 1857 , ly
Political and Business:
INDEPENDENCE IS TH E
FAYETTEVILLE, N. C., SArj
4000 acres of X,and for '
All the Land belonging to the Bitate of John Mori
son, dec d, is now for sale. Said lnd is xntr iri-li
Counties of Montgomery and Richmond: nA Knv w.
son wishing to purchase any ofiaidLand, can have afllV
opportunity any tiniG within tlirM mnni
H?inty- Ajr oL -JraajaJteg:or-nesir the
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-stsars. t-. itx;W f ields R. R. Th
Tim ciiKciikA
will tae pleasure io showing said lands to any person.
mzuiiig in i urination respecting them.
D. B. RAINWATERS.
July 4. 1857. 3m
LUSSOLIITION. - - '
' J HE COPARTNERSHIP of JONES & PASS wa
this day dissolved by mutual consent. All per
sons indebted to us are earnestly requested to make
immediate payment, as the business mast be closed
Either party has the right to use the name of the con
cern in liquidation. Y. & E. P. JONES.
J. C. PASS.
July I, 1857 60-3t.
fFOU SALE.
SJTEEL'S -PATENT CUTTING KKIFE. An ar
tide much more 'lighly approved, by all who have
tried them, ttiaa amy other now in use. Apply to
B. ROSE.
July 18 56-6t
DOCTOR Kit A NIC WILLIAMS'S
CELEBRATED RYE WHISKEY
The Subscriber has made arraage u cnts to keep a
supply of the Genuine Article, nd is the only A (rent
for the sale of the above brand of A No. 1 Rye Whis-
Kev iu mis piace.
ROB'T MITCHELL.
May 49-tf
PROSPECTUS
or
THE XOUTII CAROLINA PRESBYTERIAN
The Presbyterian Church in North Carolina
has long labored under a serious disadvantage
from the want of a journal to advocate her
claims and represent 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, and it
is safe to infer that there are 30,000 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 huudrcds 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?
Arc North Carolina Presbyterians inferior in
talent, energy 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, sh.aU we leave it undone? In the
language of one of our most able and useful
Ministers, an adopted so of our State, "It
ought 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 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 eleeted Editors: llev.
Messrs. George McNeill, Wm. N. Mebane, A.
Uaker and 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. . . .
It is our wish aud design to make the North
Carolina Presbyterian a journal of the first
class equal to the best in the country in typo
graphical appearance and in adant.nf.irm tr th..
ifniirc rf mi- PU..-! -r . ...
Its Pllnmnc iv- ill a ffV-i3 1
the atpfit llltf rrortoo l.l. C : i j, 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 school doctrines and order Of the
Church.
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
L Farollna 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 annum 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 h, 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-
forwa.rd 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
withra paying subscription list of at least 3000.
Address, Editors of the North Carolina
Presbyterian, Fayetteville, N. C,
Fayettaville, May 20, 1857. '
- --- c,v-..v, uuui luieiju ana aomes
fatter' 'Agriculture-.'1
J ;0F-DEi10CRACY L
iBDAJ, .AUGUST-1, 1857.
J0RTH CAROLINIAN
tA FJB TTS VJIZ.1
-i 31 niSSOTS' STCiXGr
j - f - . . T?
"Ierence to the .Great
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ispej vol across me river ana laKe. reiuge by
scrtes in the houso of Messrs. Heart and Quar-
tamaine, who administer white bait and iced
ch with all hntnane promptitude,) Mr
nch has been requested to publish the follow.
g information touching the arrangements on
ard the vessel:
Captain Harrison, the captain who has been
letcted in contravention of all rules observed
piithe public service, the proprietors of the ship
iiwe ei
rsfe no
iii ofi
engaged him for the vulgar reason that he
notoriously the best captain on the best
steamers in the world, will merely attend
tothe comparatively unimportant duty of taking
ca i of the vessel. But, as there are to be six
hu dred first class passengers, other captains
wi be appointed to administer to the domestic
wa ts of the floating colony. There will be a
dir ng captain, with great carving powers, and
a airaeulons flow of after-dinner oratory; and
thfre will be a flirtation captain, whose business
it frill be to render the brief voyage still briefer
to;the ladies. The former has been a Free
mason, who has eaten his way into all the hon
ori of the craft, and who will hold lodges in
thj maintop, where the proximity of the fire
from the chimneys will be highly convenient
for heating 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 notions of elegance, and who, under
the same law, will be incapable of niarrj'ing
again, lie will theretore nave 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 vessel will be duly cared for. A
after-deck, and four chapels, for .Methodists,
Baptists and Independents, are being" erected
forward A pretty rectorv house and frardeii
y o
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
Eastern 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 be
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 aud a brogue iu order to act as a brother,
and demand intentions, on application from any
mamma. Cottages for the honeymoon are
bein fitted up, larboard side, by Messrs Jack
son aud Graham, and will havo private tele
graphs to the kitchen, nightingales, and Bell's
Life.
Weather permitting races will take place at
stated periods, aud 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 being constructed by Messrs. Edging
ton. The stabling in the vessel will afford ac
commodation for any number, of horses and
avia rt tlm Iaiiiv Knntc itcolf 1 lflrnro ctpflmpr
. ... . .
can be engaged for trial gallop and be surround
ed with awning and ordered to cruise at some
distance, in order to insure privacy.
Tne Betting Act not applying to the high j
seas, an office where the odds will be given!
will be under 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. A theatre is in course of erection, and
an English dramatic author will be kept in
the hold, with a safety-lamp, to translate any
French piece that may be thrown down to him. I
The eminent Jew costumiers have contracted
to supply dresses, and wheu 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 clnb room is
also being arranged, and candidates for the
great Eastern Club had better send in their
names. Trade, moustaches, political opinions,
whistling, a short pipe, the habit of asking
questions. Pusyism or a pug nose will excludes.
Cabstands will be place at the most conven
ient parts, of the ship, and tables of fare aud
and Family Reading.
distances affixed. Incivility or overcharge will
subject the offender to the cat, but the flogging
will be conducted iu. a back yard of the vessel
where the loudest fellow may brawl without
beiug heard by the public. Bath chairs and
perambulators will also be in waiting, and om
nUmees will convey the humbler passengers to
Xaasparts of the vessel. - Previously Sto the
6h6w""of the J'ftlectVic-lfjghlcTeiViisBtogtaf
grand display of fireworks and a ' balloon will
ascend once a week with letters for any quar"
ter to which the wind may be blowing. Fur
ther, particulars will be published from time to
time until the launch.
The Blessings of Mater.
Many of our most talented lecturers on tem
perance, iu their orations, are in the habit
more frequently of portraying the horrors of
drunkenness and the sin and danger of indulg
ing 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 during 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 Cough, made at the late testi
monial at the Philadelphia Academy of Music,
on the "Blessings of Water:"
"Water! oli bright, beautiful water for me!
Water! Heaven-gifted, earth blessing, flower
loving water! It was the drink F 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 and fading
flower; it cools, oh! how gratefully, the parch
ed tongue of the feverish invalid; it falls down
to us in p'easant showers from its home with
the glittering stars; it descends to us iu feath
ery storms of snow; it smiles in glittering dew
drops at the glud birth of morning; it clusters
in great tear drojjs at night over the graves of
those we love; its name is wreathed in strange
bright orders by the sunset cloud; its name is
breathed by the dTing soldier, tor away on the
torrid fie!d of battle; it paints old forts and
turrets from a gorgeous easel upon your Winter
window; it clings upon the branches ot tree
iu the frost-work of delicate beauty; it dwells
in thu ieitJe it lives iu the .mountain, filacitr;
u iorms trie vapory grouna-worK upon which
God paints the rainbow; it gushes in pearly
streams from the gentle hill side; it makes
glad thq, sunny vales; it murmurs cheerful
songs in the ear of the humble cottager; it an
swers back the smiles or happy children; it
kisses the pure elieek ot the water-lily; it wan
ders like a vein of molten silver away, away to
the distant sea. Oh! 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 loi.ely moun
tain, sailing with viewless wings through the
humid siir, floating over us in curtuius ot more
than rcga! splendor; home of the healing an
gel when his wings bend to the woes of this fal
len world.'"
"Oh water fur me, bright water for me!"
And wine for the tremulous debauchee!"
IS THE JIOOA INHABITED ?
It has long been known that the moon re
volves on its axis iu the same time in which it
revolves round the earth, and that it conse
quenly always presents nearly the same side
towards the earth, while the ether 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 lias been
inferred by Whewell, the reputed author of a
late work entitled "Of Plurality of Worlds,"
that the moon 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, continued
for many years, has established the fact that
the centre of gravity of the moon, instead of
being like that of earth, at the centre of figure,
is beyond that centre, and farther from the side
next to the earth than it is from the other 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 beings may exist. The nearrer side of
the moon cannot.be inhabited, at least by beings
to whose existence air and water are essential,
as is the case with all terrestial animals.
The late celebrated mathematician, Gauss,
proposed as 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
no success, inasmuch as the inhabitants of the
moon, if there are any, being on the farther
side, could never see a monument on the earth.
It may not be uninteresting to add, that it
has been discovered, within a few years, by
means of long continued, hourly observations
with the 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.
-JBoston Courier,
DONALDSON STREET.
j VOLUME XIX NO. 9G1.
A BIG STORY 1XD A BIC MIX.
A correspondent of a Cairo paper gets off
the following genuine specimen of big talking,.
It beats Davy Crocket :
John Waterbury, a brakesman on Tom Fay's,
train, is an original genius atfd a remarkable
man. His weight is two hundred and eighty
raw boned, with a dangerous Fpeed in the striflev
broad shouldered,' stroiig jawed,' with a fist that
has ' half horse power.' '-'Wheif-they- -whistjt
down breaks, he brings up the trainso sudden
that it often breaks the coupling chains. Whei
he eats, it takes enough for six men, and ho
drinks whisky out of a quart cup, then knocks
the Landlord through a board fence or insido
of a house, if he wants nny pay. He is under
a five hundred dollar bond not to strike a mart
at Sandoval for fear of injuring the buildings,,
they being slightly built. His hair is as course;
as hay, and stands up like the quills of a frot
ful porcupine.' It takes two table cloths to
wipe his nose, and he generally feeds himself"
with a scoop shovel and dung fork. When ho
exerts himself in a rip, 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 the Wabash for fear of
cholera.
Once when old Jcnks 'cused' him he turned!
and whipped nineteen Irishmen out of revenge,
lie has to ride with his back to the car and let
his toes stick out over the platform, it 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 pitcd like a ripe
strawberry ; his eyes have a twinkle of a goodl
humor and a great fascination for the fair. The
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. He thinks he 'deadl
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 shelling beans, I gazed on
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 was,
all the sound we heard. Thy auburn curls
hung down, Kate,;and kissed thy lily checkj
thy azure eyes half filled with tears,- bespoke a
spirit meek. To be so charmed as I was then,
had ne'er before occurred, when the rattling of
the beans, Kate, was all the tound I heard.
I thought it was not wrong, Kate, so leaning
o'er the dish, as you snatched up a lot of bean-;
I snatched a. nectared Mss. And a sudden
shower made my ej'es 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 and wretch
ed than the promiscuous seating of the congre
gation. TIat 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 style that they have found in it no prac
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 statements,
which follow might be spread upon the church
records. Refused their boon, they rush iuto
print as follows :
To Rev James Hill, Preacher in charge, Wesley
CAapel Indianapolis :
The undersigned, members of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, connected with the society
at Wesley Chapel, Indianapolis, are unable to
conform to the innovation recently introduced
into the mode of worship iu that house, and re
gard it as a departure from usages long estab
lished, under which we have not only enjoyed
personal comfort in the house of prayer, but
also spiritual prosperity. We regret to bo
compelled, from what we think 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 only 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 cxclusiveness
ofpews, will necessarily" and speedily lead to
the latter. We, therefere ask that our letter
be made out as soon as convenient.
Signed by sixty-two persons, male and te-
male.'' ,
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