Blow. W had quite a gale in our town and vic:ni
ty on Suturdy ni;lit last. The wind was very
hijli, aecomp mied By rain, ami, in some locali
ties whi-rethe wind lnnl tree play." trees were
blown down, others stripped of their Bonjjhs
and fences overturned, wffile some houses in the
vici-.iity of town were partially unroofed. We
See !y tlie Wilmington papers that they suffer
ed down their wny, liolh in the town and alonjr
tlie sound, from the severest rnle experienced
in that vicinity for many years. Considerable
damaire was done to shipping; alomr the coast.
The storm was very severe at Smith ville.
We see in the Charleston ami Savannah pa
pers no report of the severity of the gale at or
ear those ports.
Fires in Wl'mlo'on. Several fires and attempts
at incendiarism have lately taken nlace in Wil
mington. A lime store house of K. J. Lntter
loh's, was destroyed on .V onday morning, also
a kitchen bclonpinjr to Mr I. T. Alderman. The
guard discovered the other niht a conflagra
tion in embryo on the wharf, but succeeded in
extinguishing the fire before any damage was
done. Supposed to be the work of an incendi
ary. The Tbrcc Thou-r.n!. Anoih r one of tlie immor
tal three thousand Kew England saints who
petitioned Conjrress on tlie subject of abolition,
has been sued by a young: lady of his congre
gation for seduction ..Tlie I.ev. Mr.- 15 rock f
New Hampshire is the Philanthropist. While
these saint ly hypocrites weep and sigh over tlie
sins sind miseries of slavery, tliey do not hesi
tate to inflict dishonor upon their neighbors
and bring shame into the households of their
"If the Argus ca,n make good its assertion
that Mr Buchanan is an abolitionist, we wish
tlie Carolinian would pump it out." Western
Is'nt the "assertion" of the Argus sufficient?
The ipe dixit of the classic senior, and the affi
davit of the pin-tic junior ought certainly to be
a quantum svfficil of evidei ce. As the imagi
native junior would say:
What need is there of plliufp up
Ossa of evidence on 1'eli n
Of testhno iy to this simple truth
Which I've set forth and which doth need
No further eo.iiirmation thin my word?-'
Buchanan's inaugural a dress; his late an
swer to Prof Silliinairsmeinori.il; his position
before the country ; his public life for nearly
a half century, past, all go to prove that the
Argus know s tlie difference between a demo
crat and an American Republican. "Truth
lies in a well,' says the old proverb, and the
Argus well has gone dry. We can "puini."
not hiug out of it but dut and w.ud, classic
durt and Enhan breezes.
Fire hi Yew i leans We see by (be New Orleans
papers that a destructive tire m-enrr. d in that
city on the full. The u In. h sale bqilor store of
Malony IJtos., was Burned W'lh si veral thou
sand barrels of ff.-r nt i' q-;ui. Total loss,
-tt'esaw il reported a 1 w days
papers that J. is. )i. Rob u-
. Ni'.i.or editor of tin (J reelishoro'
i . . . ,i : ti i ted sii:e:de In -I week.
i ;sl issue '( . he l'l lli.iiie Me see
a i lii of inc. citv.i nst. nice, and pre
iT Tiai.'lhe Washington Union denies that
Pi of. Frmcis was killed in a duel with one of
his Vomer savans in Ecuador recently. ' The
tacts tire these:
"On the ii.iietecnth of April, at seven o'clock
in the evening, Mr Francis was seated at the
door of the 'muse .vu.c.i lie occupied, logether
witn his companion, Mr Moore Tile latter
was in tne dark a. id wi.h u tlie house, preparing
his liiin for tlie purj.oe o! shooting a night
bird that had on man' previous occasions
perched on t lie roof of tne building, ai.d as lie
was fixing on a cap, the hammer fell, the gun
went off, Old wounded the unfortunate Mr
Francis. This is the account given of the oc
currence in the declarations embodied in tlie
preliminary examination conducted, by the
Governor in relation to the event. A copy of
it is hereby transmitted, in order that the Min
ister may have a lull knowledge of the circum
stances." "Thrrefore be it Resolv.-d." iteso'utions are be
coming as common as know nothing defeats. A
preamble and resolutions are introduced on sill
occasions, grave or gay, serious or trivial.
The following caps the climax, "takes the
REso.vi.n Rex Mad. It has become much
too common to adopt "preambles and resolu
tions" on occasions which do not require them.
The thing is indeed run into the ground. But
the follow ing caps the climax of absurdity and
verges on irreverence. A sabbath school at
tached to a church at Syracuse, New York
recently made an excursion to Little Sodus
Rjy; while enjoying the sail the following pre
amble and n Solutions were unanimously a
dopted: Whereas, Divine providence, in his wisdom
and goodness, having favored the Sabbath
school of the second Baptist church at Syra
cuse, and the many citizens accouioaiiyiiig
them, with a .'ovely day on this excursion, ren
dering the occasion agreeaMe and delightful
to all, affording us the eiijovm -tit of a healthy
and refreshing ride over the blue waters of
Lake Ontario, with its varied and charming
scenery; and, whereas, we have been vouchsa
fed a prosperous rule, free from accident and
danger, be it therefore
Resolved, That we humbly acknowledge our
indebtedness to the Almighty for the enjoy
ments received on this pecasion ; and that we
commit ourselves to his care, returning to our
respective homes in the hope of receiving sim
ilar blessings of His Divine will.
Resolved. That we heartily return our thanks
to otoue's Sax Horn Band.
On the return from Sodas P, - y there w is a
hard shower, which gave ail hands a thorough
Ai.ijiiii. mm in my were W T' l -act v S"a-sick
but the resolutions were not revoked
rfvi -;t ml
n X-inesvi ; !e :
light last. The fire was
rn the loco noti'e. Th
nants were promptly forwarded to their sever
al Uj iHluti Jliy, '"
What a Newspaper 4es for natliins. What
wearied, bored, tormented, self sacrificing hero
making knight of the quill and scissors does
not recognize the record of his own experience
in the following, graphic paragraphs? Head
them, ye pinching, griping, jewing newspaper
clieapeners, delinquent subscribers and printer
swindlers, and remorsefully "call at the mp.
tain's office and set tle." We hate duns. What
sage-of tlie sanctum does'nt? We never dun,
(we ever dill) though dunned and done often
enough. We only hint:
"The result of my observation enables me to
state as a fact, that the publishers of newspa
pers are" more poorly regarded than any class
of men in the United States, who invest an
equal amount of lal or, '"capital and thought.
They are expected to do more service for less
pay, to stand more sponging and "dead-heading,"
to puff u. id defend more people without
fee or hone of reward, than any other class
They credit wider and longer, get oftener
cheated; suffer more pecuniary loss; are oftener
the victims of misplaced confidence, than any
other calling in the community. People pay a
printer's bill more reluctantly than any other.
It goes harder with them to expend a dollar on
a valuable newspaper than ten on a needless
gewgaw; yet everybody avails himself of the
use of the editor's pen ami printer's ink.
How many professional and political reputa
tions and fortunes have been made and sus
tained bv the friendly, though .unrequited pen
of the editor?? llow many embryo towns and
cities have been brought i"rt to not tee, 'and puffed
into prosperity by the press? How many rail
roads, now in sii.-iessful operation, would have
foundered but fur ti e assist;. n e of the '1 ver that
moves the world;' in short, what branch of in
dustry or activity has not been promoted, stim
ulated and defended by the press?
And who has tendered it more than a miser
able pittance for its mighty service;-? The ba
zaars of fashion and the haunts of appetite and
dissipation, are thronged with an eager crowd,
bearing gold in their palms, and the commodi
ties there vended are sold at enormous profits,
though intrinsically worthless, and paid for with
scrupulous punctuality; while the counting
room of the newspaper is the seat of jewing,
cheapening, trails, orders and pennies. It is
made a point of honor to liquidate a grog bill,
not of dishonor to repudiate a printer's bill.'
Jg-We copy the following from the Wash
ington States, relative to Mr Horatio King,
the gentlemen through whom was sent, to the
President, the communication of the Connecti
"Mr Horatio King requests us to state that
he was completely ignorant of the nature of
the communication sent through him to the
President. He received it through the mail,
accompanied by a note from a pel son to him
unknown, politely requesting him to have it
delivered to the President - Mr King sent it to
the private secretary of Mr Buchanan, with a
note stating that he was unaware of the con
tents of the packet "
Wheat at Salisbury Depot, X. C. We
learn from the Banner, that from the 1st of
August up to the 25, inclusive, there were 19,
9 1 4 bushels of wheat shipped from Salisbury
SP"We hare received from an unknown
source the follow. ng slip with the request to
publish. The sender stales that it is clipped
from the ed toriai columns of the Memphis Ap-
pe tl. YV e insert it as requested:
Informa.ion Vv anted. The Bulk tin of this
city says that a deeply distressed lady, Mrs J.
h. C liriitn, writes to a gentleman in this city
from Leak's Store, Arkansas, asking informa
tion about her husband, Dr Brian, a dentist,
who was to have kfl Memphis on the 2oth ot
May last, lor that point, since when nothing
has been heard of him, further than a letter
purporting to have been written by one Wil
liam Conner, from Gaines' Landing, saying that
Dr B. was drowned on tlie night ot tlie 29lh of
Miiy, together with two other men, while laud
ing in a kiff from his (Conner's) flat boat, one
mile above Games' Lauding. Tlie Postmaster
at Gaines' Landing certifies that he does not
believe that Dr A. W. Brian, or any one else,
was lost or drowned near that place onthe 29tli
of May. Mrs Brian believes taut her husband
was killed for his money, and calls upon all
brother Masons to aid her in obtaining any in
formation relative to her husband, or who Win
Conner is. A uy information addressed to her
at Leak's Store, Arkansas, will be thankfully
To the Lassies. He was a shrewd observer of beau
ty, as well as a clever versifier (particular as
to his feel ) who indited the following lines.
But crinoline must be abolished and equi
noctial skirts reduced ere the poet's counsel
can be taken. By the way, we never saw a
lassie with a pretty foot who wore balloon
skirts She'tl no more put up with such a nui
sance than a bouncing rosy damsel would rouge
her cheeks, or a buxom country maiden rob her
father's cotton-patch for purposes something
akin to, but not near so useful as, Gen. Jack
son's defence of Xew Orleans breastworks.
We second the poet's counsel, having an in
disputable right to advise in the premises:
IF VOIR FOOT IS PRETTY, SHOW IT.
If your foot ii pretty, show it,
No matter where nor when;
Let all fair maitlene know it,
The foot takes all the nien.
Thf Jace. eo fair aud lovely.
May charm the gazer's eye;
But if the foot is homely.
He'll quickly pag4 her by.
If your foot in pretty show it.
When you trip along the street;
For it will catch the eager eyes
Of every man jpou meet;
DonH tons your glveny riuglets,
Nor pout your lipi so sweet,
But gently lift your petticoats.
Aod iilioir yojr haaloni.i feet.
If your faot i pretty, show it,
At concert. baU aod fair;
For the small pedal index.
Tells wiif.rk your graces are.
The figure may deceive me.1
All hooped and padded o'er;
Bat let my eye surrey the foot,
I fk to ?ee no more.
If y.iur foot is pretty -sh iMr it.
- if you wish t. citch the beaux.
o luujr hid-: Uie t-li-laie cllrm
F.'!Ti.'!.tl?o m.-.ny clothes.
A is.-aci.-fui f.,ot betrays a form.
Of rare and faul!!.-s tcract-,
Fr.;!; ronmled limb- it i, th real,
VOT Fav.-y'b ,.yL. 0 tr.lCf:. . .
if your fjot pretty, show it.
Yes. sh ,w .(. when yr.u can:
'Twill help your other lovely ch urns.
To win snjif i,iCe yoonf: djhu.
The pricilc.-.I ...ye ciiy -tji ajs,ruf.t
. n;i.ely pai?dd ekf.t
.2;t. when !' r..sts upoa your foot,
It iK.wl ui A1 IMI
THE NORTH CAROL!
r , -
Death f Dr DM. Dr. Tboraas Dick, author or
many aloHble theological and philosophical
works, and nearly suffered to starve by his
stingy Scotch cooiit rymen, died recently Hear
Edinboroogh. , -
9&Suys the South Side Democrat moral
izing orf latter day financiering:
"Blessed are the Poor." There's little rest
now f tte men who are submerged with cer
tiorates of bank, and railroad storks.
Riches make wings and fly. The world is
full of speculators in other men's money, which
has been entrusted to them for safe keeping.
Honor with such men is far below par. Ma
ny a man lias laid the flatterinir miction to his
soul that he should float quietly along down
the stream of prosperity, with his vessel's prow
proudly cutting the waves of "mercantile trans
actions," when "Lo!" he awakes and finds his
craft snagged, his Captain, in whom he placed
unlimited confidence, a gamester, and his life
and riches a vanity.
"Blessed be the Poor." He who has no de
posits in the bank, no certificate of stocks to
watch, lest its velne may vanish like vapor, is
the only happy man in these perilous times.
He who owes but few debts, has a business
beyond the wh'rl of these financial hurricanes,
who pl .ces not his tmst in banks, who is con
tent with a little and will nut Iiasten to fly to
fortune by speculation, is far richer than he
who is tossed about like Sancho Pauza in a
blanket of financial fluctuation.
It cannot be denied but that poverty is some
times uncomfortable but not to the man who
knows the wear and tear of spirit, attendant
on those whom the world counts rich.
What tie they want wUh them? We are informed
that on last Saturday night some person or
persons stole the Harnett County records from
the ofiice of the Clerk. The county court is
in session in Harnett this week, but the records
and other necessary papers being lost we do
not know how the court "progressed."
Sew Cation. The first bale of new cotton was
brought to town on Wednesday last from the
plantation of Co!. Wm. McKay of Robesor,
and was-soid to George McNeill, Esq., at f.f
teen and three-fourths cents.
The Southern Rutr.
There is no enterprise which would so cer
tainly develop the industrial resources of the
Southern States, and would tend so indisputa
bly to make them the leading States of the
Globe as the consummation of the Great Pa
cific Railroad through their centre.
Their natural deposits of that vast tide of
trade and travel which must pass over this
great international highway, are sufficient of
themselves to fertilize he? fields of wealth and
scatter the germs of an ultimate greatness which
must consolidate her power and quicken into
activity the slumbering energies of her popula
tion. But along the valleys and through the
plains, which this great highway must traverse,
there already bloom, in wild and native luxu
riance, all those prolific plants which clothe
and feed the population of the earth, whose
blooming harvests give wings to commerce and
keep in never ceasing, motion the looms nnd
spindles of the old wcrld. Along this pathway
too, the boldest pioneers of Saxon and Celtic
blood have congregated. Its climate is a
perennial temperature, free from the excesses of
the Virth and the South." Its grade is the
most favorable to the construction of a great
highway of any known to explorers. Mr Bart-
lutt H,u e.i,,,,;c.i..,.o u-:i k i,.,.,.i.,rv
ii...'hiw-H Mert.-.-i 4n.t tiift TTi.:trl
adds his testimony to that of the engineers in
favor of the eligibility of this great Southern
route There is only one space, of 100 miles,
where water may not be obtained during the
dry season, and water is even here attainable
by digging wells of moderate depth or by turn
ing the water from the overflows of the Colora
do into ar:ifici:il tanks. The elevation at El
Paso is only some six thousand feet above the
the level of the Ocean. Why shon'd not the
entire South unite in one determ:a:d ff rt to
construct a Road through this route, where the
stream of emigration will pour along aud popu
late the way with her hardy adventurers as
the completion of the sections of the Road?
Here is the clear pathway to her ultimate
supremacy. Here shines her success along the
already blazed trail of her energies. In the
wake of such an enterprise will follow lines ol
steamships to her seaboard, direct trade to
eviry part of the world, and an undisputed po
litical and commercial superiority. Here is
the point of union for loyal Southerners not
to construct this work by the Federal Govern
ment, but by unity, faith and energy. It can
be done, and il tciil be done. Memphis Appeal
The Sartbern Conservative and the Southern Black
John B. Wellcr from Ohio, is the conserva
tive, and Edward Stanly from North Carolina,
the Black Republican candidate for Governor
of California! Tlie former distinguished him
self in his native State as a champion of the
constitution against the designs of the aboli
tionists; the latter made himself notorious by
his professions of zeal for Southern Rights, and
by his abuse of the conservative Democracy of
the North. The one showed his faith by his
acts the other by his words. It is no matter
of surprise that in the land of their adoption
they occupy the same relation to each other,
aud to the conservative party of the Union.
Weller is in California what he was in Ohio,
the uncompromis ng foe to Black Republican
ism, aud has been selected to lead the conser
vative forees to put it down. Stanly is in Cal
ifornia what he was in North Carolina, the bit
t r opponent aud persecutor of the conserva
tive Democracy, and has been chosen as the
leader of the Black Republican forces "to stop
its encroachments on the rights of the North."
as one of their resolutions expresses it. In one
particular, however, Stanly is not now what
he was in North Carolina. Then he professed
to be a better Southern rights man than any
Democrat, North or South. Now he is an un
disguised anti-slavery man of the New Eng
land School. He left his mask in North Car
olina, and he now stands on the shores of the
Pacific, in "naked ugliness," like the hypocrite
described by the author of "The Course of
Some of the Black Republicans anticipate
important results from Mr Stanly's effective
power on the stump. They sem to think that
Wellcr will be consumed by the "burning lava
of Stai.ly's wit and sarcasm," as one of them
has it. Vain hope! Weller is more than u
raiteh for Stanly on the stump; even if the
latter had ait rnnally good cause to advocate
and defend; and as to a black republican tri
umph in a debate between the two champions
upon the present issues involved, the mere
suggestion is ridiculous in the extreme. So far
from gaining popular honors and overwhelming
his competitor in this ras.-vass, we strongly in
cline to the opinion that Stanly himself will be
consumed bv the "burning- kva7' ofrhe 'indiir-
"V- rlTT . i . . . r i. r..
lu iiu i m i ne coase: v uu ve -.liieiib ii wc a
cio at-tc. I
HI ATI, F AY ETTEVILLE...H
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OtJR FASHIONABLE COKRES
1 Sep 14, 1857.
Time after time have I sent Wu my notes,
ind time after time have they faded to appear
in your col ii inns. This shall be my last and if
it does not illuminate j-onr sheet in due course
of lime, I must bestow my epistolary favors
upon some more appreciative biped. You cer
tainly ought to know that common people, the
everyday readers of common newspapers, like
to peruse the vaporing of travellers, are fond
of reading the observations of shrewd observers,
particularly if the observer be a man of taste,
sentiment, capacity, gentility and fashion
It is fashionable to go to the springs. Health,
although ostensibly the urimarv consideration.
is merely the excuse which snobs urge for following-it!
the train of fashionable folly. It is
not fashionable to be healthy. Mechanics ami
"indigent persons" only are allowed to enjoy
good health. True, people go to the springs
with health-restoring intent; but they make
it a point always to defeat the ends of thejr
coming. It would be quite a breach of fash
ionable etiquette not todecbire that some angel
must have stirred the waters a few minuites
previous to your imbibing the nauseous draught,
you feel so much benefitted, so rejuvenated, so
thoroughly renovated by your -morning imbi
bition, after a brisk walk of several hundred
yards..1; "Exercise and mineral water, what
bl?tis!" .Uut yon must take particular pains
to appear aristocratically languid after all;
complain of your symptoms; talk of the many
seasons you have spent in the almost hopeless
endeavor to recruit your failing health at "this
delightful resort." No matter how robust are
your proportions, how hearty, muscular, sinewy,
full-chested, strong-limbed you are; no matte
hew yon may have toiled and labored, strug-
gled. "economized, starved yourself, pinched your
family, burned your midnight lamp and pain
fully accumulated year after year, a sufficiency
to set yourself up In the world as a "somebody"
these are all matters of no consideration so
-long as von display a full purse and speak des-
pondingly about your health. 11 is decidedly
unfashionable to boast of good health, and you
would be voted a verv silly individual as well
as "a person unused to society" were you to
claim having fully recovered your "former tone
after a season nt the springs.
It is a good idea too, to take occasion once
in a while to suggest to some "intelligent friend"
that, although there are a number of excellent
mineral springs in jrour own distant state, fine
scenery, bracing-mountain air and a plenty of
beauty and hortie fashion besides, yet that you
alwavs yearn towards Agotaras because, hav
ing heen accustomed to visit there for so many
vears, you expect to meet there old familiar
faces, and feel the warm grasp of yearly friend
shin's hand &c Sec. Such remarks are calcula
ted to create a good impression. They lead
the hearer at once to the conclusion that you
are a brick, that yon are actually somebody
and if yon can manage to exclaim at the proper
moment, 'ah. there goes my friend, Gov. ,
T must sneak with him a few minuites; excuse
me mv rleaf- sir'! then the impression is clinched,
ns Paddy wonld say.
It is trno, T confess, that yon will find few
men of real tste, polish and education in the
motelv assemblages of visitors to fashionable
watering places, and no ladies of bova fide ac
comnlishment moral and intellectual. But re
member, mv dear b-llow, that fashion is as little
derwnltnt nnon virtue, intelligence nnd true
(TPntilitT. ns wpalth is nnon honesty
ffontniry. ns wealth is nnon honesty and probity
rh-f'w fnpl who visit Agotaras, and whose
nscoclnt'on and companionship can be accounted
either a source of honor or profit, are men who
cnm merelv as protectors of some invalid mem
ber of tboir families, p consumptive son linger
ing ont h;s fi'W short davs in the artificial snn-sM-r
of fashionable dissipation, or a frail, deli
cre. fragi'e daughter seeking the fountain of
bonlth snd Tonfh. a tender flower whose petals
flush with a moment's hectic bloom in the ball
room, then fade and droop nnd wither n the
clear snshinc and the nnpo'soned air. Some
men of intelligence occas:onally visit these fash
ionable watering places, merely through enriosi
ty and for purposes of observation. But where
von will find one man of any consequence mor
allv and intellectually, yon will find fifty par
vennes and a countless host of snobs, male and
female, the former predominn ting and mostlv
from tlie Northern States. But when yon do
meet with a Sonthern snob, he is codfish from
the crowr of his hat to the sole of his boot.
Yon can langh at a yankee snob; you can
eniov his pretension, smile alond at his conceit
and find nmnsement in his ignorance but a
fullv dried, well salted southern codfish with
golden gills nnd shin-plaster fins, is a dish the
ight of which will not whet your mirthful np
netite. And particularly if at home he is a
brawling politician, the champion of a petty
clique, a big fish among the minnows. Yon
cannot langh at Aim. His conceit and preten
sions are beneath the ludicrous. But snobsare
poor snhecf for a lptter writer, tho' tlie bne
and sinew of hotel-keepers and the main de
pendence of those who live nnon the extra vi
gance of fashionable folly. Tjct us leave them.
I took a tonr up in the Western part of our
old state prior to my trip to these renowned
Brrrings iust in ordT to give a little consis
tency o the praises which I had been previously
lavishing npon our own mountain scenery,
health v summer resorts, unsurpassed mineral
water, &c. Fact is. between yon and me, we
Aflivgot all these and more too.
We have less pretension and more real merit;
fewpjairs and more bona fide worth; more in
telligence and less conceit; more hearty rosy
beanty and less padding and cosmetics; purer
water; higher mountains; deeper cataracts,
louder thnnder, forkeder lightning, braver men,
handsomer women and more honestly gotten
money than the Yankees dir have.
That's all so no denying the fact but let
me whisper in your ear, inter nos sub brickbat,
we men of position and wealth must keep up
our reputations for the latter characteristic
and while vre can afford to brag on our own
health and pleasure resorts and resources, we
must be careful to enjoy them as little ns possi
We.' Precept is much better than example in
this instance. Now, I manage the thing beau
tifully. I start ont with a great flourish of
trumpets respecting our excellent watering
places, our monutnin scenery and our health
restoring waters, and sound a note or two of
sarcasm about the Yankees, the frailties nnd
follies of their women, the dishonesty of their
business men Ate., Szct start on a grand tonr to
some of mir superior summer resorts, then s'i'y
sbpoffto Agotaras and enjov myself. Cute
trick that, isn't it Speaking of abusing tlie
" ankees, do ynu know why they are so quiet
under onr fierce enstigntions? I'll tell yon in
the words of a shrewd Down-easter with whom
I was conversing vesterdav; Says he:. '"I
never see one -of yonr rantnnkerons, flashin.
15 re-en M' Sonth'n chaps, rarein and p'tebin and
bjsJrtt-bj.YanVf -es.;vh- don't spend more money
with and among th Yankees erery year tha'i
a hn!! congregation of qn;et, or lerly Sou'h'n
eutJeuAiii, wig stay sX toae aiuon ti-wir owa
people, spend their money nt home and help to
foster and eneonrage their own home ' indus'fry,
talent and enterprise. Let them throw their
squibs and shoot tneir pop-guns: so long its they
come amongst us reg'larly every yenr to fipathcr
our nests We pocket their inbtiev. soft sawder
' them well, and when they leave ns to sro home
! wioli t!iim tifMiltli finrt nrnendntr tl.o Inttos
most particularly because they'll bring ns more
southern jr'd next time. "'Io yon take?" said
he with a quizzical wink. - iVzactly, said I.
But, b'ess my soul I 4inve been moralizing
and theorizing too much.': Hiive'nt given you
nnv thrilling descriptions, nor conversations
with iutelligpat srentlemen from Ohio, Arkansas,
Florida, and other localities,' respecting the
last and coming elections, &c. I have given
you no dashes of sentiment "nor sprinklings of
wit nnd my letter must certainly be a dull
one. However there's a moral attached to it
wh'cb I hop- your readers wiJI appreciate.
There has been the usual quantum of fully
nnd dissipation here this season. Ball-room
prossip and snolwircle scandal are never inter
estinsr to sensible and really genteel people,
nnd I will not infTct nno'i vo;tr renders any of
the stale platitudes about this lady's jrortreons
equipments or that yoniiir man's flashy extra va
ffance. or the bankruptcy of this or that wealthy
r.f nt whom "I met here last )-enr" &c. &c.
They nr matters 'of no interest to "me, and cer
tainly of no consequence to auvbodv else.
Airotaras Sprinc-s received their name from
ft singular circumstance. A man once nnder
tr.rifc to walk here backwards from Saratoga,
and actually accomplished the feat. Tt un
fortunately advancing bai-kwards too far, l.e
fi'll into one of the deepest springs and was
dronnd. Providentially his boots, which were
a new pair, ami his pantaloons, containing in
one of the pocke's a three dollar bill and a fine
tooth comb, were sived and forwarded to his
disconsolate familv. The springs for a long
time afterwards were called 'Saratoga back-
wards.' until some orthographic genius proposed
Agotaras as expressing tne whole in one word.
An "intelligent acquaintance from" Vermont
i . - .1 . a - -i
reiaien tin? cireuuii iiin-e in me wiuie we were4-J
stand'ng over the foft brink of the v
into wl i.rh the haj less pedestrian turned a back
somerset. f '
I ought to have visited lake Egroeg, distant
from the springs but twenty five or thirty miles
and receiving its name from a precisely similar
cirenmstance. Although vi.-iting here for so
many years, I have never gone to see that
beautiful sheet of water having been prevented
by precisely similar circumstances as those
which deterred me this season. But "an intel
ligent friend" from the backwoods of North
Carolina has favored me with u sketch of the
lake si-enery, together with a page or two ol
his emotions on beholding it, and as I do not
think I could this morning have written so fine
a descriptive poem in prose myself, I will make
an extract or two ( could have done it myself
"Had you but progressed in our company to
Lake Egroeg, oh short sighted mortal, hence
forward but a single pang of remorse would
have thrilled throughout the nervous system of
your moral physique. The whole enjoyment
was one of route and exhiliaration. Lawn and
rock, cat::ra t and grove diversify the lake to
the road. We cross the Fall Gleusat Hudson's
when the descent makes a bold river of 75 or
100 pie. ipices over a rocky feet, perhaps with
in the rear of which occurred the most Ameri
can incident of thrilling, fiction, and we then
defile along the i.ass leading therefrom to Fort
old William Henry, as American also in famous
history. On the arrival of our night we were
displayed with the most brilliant favor of the
liorora A urea lis I have ever witnessed. Waves
of rainbows, beautiful as light constellations
from an exhalation, flashed athwart the moun
tain from one lake top to another, and were
inn ip ied with crystal magnificence in the mir
ror retlecte 1 below. These golden masses of
floating undulations passed in luminous goss.nner
liom e ift to e:.8t aud irutm west to west throu'di
a degree of from 25 to perhaps 30 arcs, shoot
ing sometimes as rapidly as a star.
These brilliant terminations finally evolutcd
in a converging zenith towards a georgeous ray
of pencils., from which tliey lost the starry
drapery of heaven and van. shed. Sic. transit
gloni L.grtcg at night. e are now happy in
the halting valley of Salleras formed by the
green east on the mountains and the western
range on the Equinox Our quarters is im
mediately in rear of the lat ter ouse Equinox
the highest feet of which is about 7300 tides
above peak, water.
We had the frostiest tr..ce of a faint this
morning. The paradise i; as keen as one of
Dr Kane's pure icebergs and as rresh as a flir
tation with one of the Peris (no relation of
Miss Sally Perry)"
The above extracts must suffice. I missed a
treat, if the description is true to nature. That
it is graphic and highly poetical no close oA
server of nature's beauties will deny. But I
must come to a close. Perhaps I shall drop
you a line from old Manhattan, now New York
aud in the meantime
I am yours positively
A SMALL LOT of No. 3 MACKEREL, of superior
quality, just received and for sale by
Si-pt. 19 67-3 B. ROSE.
'1 lie Train is Coming ! ! '.
One of the most beautiful and tastefully arranged
lots in the town of Lumberton known as the -Pope
lot." I would be pleased to show the lot to any one
wishing to purchase during the week of our next Su
perior Court, for Robeson County.
N. A. McLEAN.
Glendale N. C.
Sept. -!9. 68-2t
LAJVD FOR S.ALE.
JYear the W. C. Sf Rutherford Rail Road
Also near Laurinburgh High School. -
The Subscriber, will on the loth of Oct. next (If
not previously disposed of) expose to public sale, his
Plantation containing 4 30 acres. Said Land is Situ
ated in Richmond County near the Laurintiurg High
School, and distant g of a mile from tho W. C. & K.
Sept. 19, -4t.
Argus and Observer copy till sale.
TV ill !.-e sol-l
24rt Acre -' n;
ho-.isi-s. ilii pr
n the premises, nt Public Auction, on
Oct. next, the following pieces cf laad:
.hi whleh is good dwelling anil out
.jierty is kno.rn :'.s the Armstrong plnce
s from the Clarendon Bridge and oae
an i is I - m:i
mile from the Phtnk t.oait.
HI S Acres situated on -Black River thre miles aif
tant from the first named tract. It is well timbered
w ih to.T t'-m!)'r n:-i-i ti'rp-r.t r-" .
UK! nc.-..s in II.irr.ett county o i Black J.s?-, wb.ob
is veil a-UatocL Ut farmiaa purposes.
'r'n i aV-e pmi?rt w H bo! 1 on h-ie.'s.l terms,
w-b oh will be r.d tuow. oa t'r.y rf s le
Sept. ij. uj-. Juas aaylo.
FALL AAD WISTER GOODS,
Consisting of their usual assortment. They invite
special attention to the hirge stock of Satinc ts,Tw( eils,
Jeans. Blenched and Flro. Miirtiiijfs. DeLaius. Clunks,
Shawls. Colitoes. Ready-made Clothing, IIut8, Cups,
Hoots, Shoes. Kerseys. Ulankets, Ac. Vc.
As they will coutine their salts strictly for Cash or
its EQCiVAl.r.NT. tin y have no lit s i I at . on in ffj'injr
that tliey can sell averajc hills at least 15 per tent,
cheaper than ANV house doing a credit hiisit.ei-. ms
taining losses, expense of collecting. Ac. All they
ask is an examination of their Stock and run ks.
S. M. THOMAS &: UUO..
South-west Cor. Market Square.
Sept. 19. 7-4t
SI Lit AND STAPLE 1)11 Y GOODS,
ARE now in receipt in fall (or nearly so) of their
Fall and Winter Stock for 1857.
Their present Stock is latger than usual; and
amongst it. will be found every variety and style of
goods called for in their trade.
Buyers will please give their stock a glance over.
if they fail to sell nevertheless take pleasure in thow
Ai.kx. Johnson, Jk. Peter Chow.
sept. 19, 68-fit
as receiveit u is fan
Stock of Goods, Con
W ATCH ES, iKW ELK V
SILVER AND PLATED WARE,
AND MILITARY GOODS,
P. S. His personal attention wilt tie paid to all Wat
ehes and Jewelry entrusted to him for repairs,
sept. 19 m-iva
Steele'3 Patent Straw-Knife.
A FRESII SUPPLY just received and for sale by
Sept 19 67-3t B. ROSE.
AT SEPTEMBER Term, 1857. or the Court of rieas
and Quarter Sessions of Cumberland county, the last
will and testament of .1 nines C. Dobbin, dee'd, Was ad
mitted to Probate, and letters testamentary were gran
ted to the subscriber. All persons indebted to the
testator are requested to make early payment. Those
having claims against his Estate must present then in
due time, or this notice will he. pleaded in a bar of a
recorery. ANNESS C. H USKE. Executrix.
sept. 19. CS-fit
FAY ETT B V I L L li MARK ET.
Cor fled weekly for the JYorlh Carolinian.
September 19, 1857.
'. La rd
Coffee 1 1 a
Cotton 11 a
1 50 '.Peach Brandy
1 00 Apple
6 50 , Whiskey
6 00 ; Do. northern
1 25 Raw 2 45
Peas 1 25
Flax Seed 1 25
S weeds Iron
REMARKS. Coitoa di ll at 15. Turpentine,
Vii-jfiu. 3 5o. Yellow Li, 2 45. Scrape, 1 Oo.
WILMINGTON MARKET, Sept 17, 1857.
V.rn turpentine S4. yellow Uip, 2 90 Spirits 42.
Common Ros.u 1 So to 1 4u. Two rafts t.mber
so.d at $.) to 9 z.i, as in quality. Tur l.r0 to 150.
CAN EPILIPSY BE CURED
We think the following letter from a respectable
citizen of Mississippi will answer the question, and
remove all doubts irora every unbiased mind;
Gkkxada, Miss. June 6, 1855
Dr. Seth S. Hance. Baltimore M . llenr Sir: 1 take
great pleasure in relating a cuse of spannsor lits cured
lv your invaluable Pills. My brother J. J. Ligon.
has long been afflicted with this awtul disease. He
was tirst attacked while quite young, He would have
one or two spasms at one attack at tirst; but as he
grew older, they seemed to increase likewise. Lp to
the time he commenced .akiiig your Pills.be had thetti
very often and quite severe, prostrating him body Bin!
mind. His mind had sulfered seriously; hut tio ; 1
am happy to say he is cured of those tits. He ha?
enjoyed line health for the last five months past. Hi.
mind has also returned to its original sprightliucss.
All this I take great pleasure in communicating, ns it
may be the means of directing others to the remedy
bat will cure them. Y'ours respectfully, Ac.
V. P. LIGON.
No person who is sffering from Fits, or Spasms,
ihouhl neglect sending to Or llarnce, after this tor a
supply of his inestimable medicine. His prices are as
follows: one box ;; two 5, twelve $24 seut by
mail free on the receipt of o remittance. Addres?
Seth S. .Hance. 108 Baltimore. Md
HELMBOLIVS COMPOUND FLi ID EXT R AC
as a r -medy fur Diseases of the Bladder. Kxniy
Gravel. Dropsy, Weakness. Ac, has ho renal. !; ;::
the advertisement in another column headed "Hoii:,
hold's Genuine. Preparation.
A IIOT.L.WnKIl's TKSTIMONT.
Taco'j Tlinskes, living in the Holland pettlcTr.rnt r r
Sbeboygan. rt'isconsin.sayf-: "After snflerir.p for sou
time the m:.-ery ritteni!iiig-r.n utter prostration of inim'
and t3Iy, I have been restored, by using Brecrhavi- -
Holland bitters, to perfect health."'
The fact of this remedy being in suck bifc'h repe:.
norig tho Hollaf.der iu V. -fcnrs'n. Vic!i fn. "'
York, in fact in every Holland settlement 'n the I'dIU- ;
States argues much in its favor.
Try it for Chror::e or Nervous Debility, ox n.y
Novous, Akcuttuttic, far .NvuralgU eot4U