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or a sintrlft ennv if J..; A in advaace, per annum. $2 00
" at the end of 3 months, 2 50
at the end of 6 months, 3 00
at the end of the Tear. 3 5,0
No subBCriotlnn LnT l? received for a shorter neriod
than one TarnEs naid in advance.
fA Wth the. if extending the circulation and en
hancing the Aess or the paper, the proprietor oi"
- fers tbe fojW remarkably low " .
, . "S dopier if the Carolinian, 1
" wpier a toe oaroiinian, t year, ; 5 uu
15 00
J ftatea If liflllhfcl I .V ' . v. "
R!t f " . ' i.P-or any other establishment in the soutn. - rersons
..T'T er.aofl61orles?for.tnefi'sy! wishi itisti.? yellow
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for each subseauent insertion, unless tne
HAir- iinlW IUC
fi is puoiiBnea lor more- man .two nwuiu
fbe charged w -
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r V ,.hree months," - : - $ 4 00 -
- i V-l bt months, - -r i.: : 6 00 ' .
' . twefv months. - . - - - ,10 00
9 " AD .ti?ements mast have the . desired number nf in-
narKea oij tnem, riherwf5iney nn De in-i
J TVtT,, TITTrlTTm,V..-' nn '
V MtomcyatLsw, Kayettevllle.Sr.C.
OSte at the corner of Bow and Green streets.
Feb3. 1856.
VTTEXp'i the Courts "of Camberland, Harnet
V ko an 1 o ton. . -
VdJress, ToYa.'r, Ilaractt Co., N. C.
Feb. 16. 1856. 85-y
Attorney at Law,
May be consulted at t'a Law Office of Jese G.
herd, Esq., on Green Sttsct.
July 19, 1856. . ' 7-tf
Rockingham, Richmond County North Carolina,
will practice in the Courts of Richmond. Anson and
ivooeson. All .business entrusted to his care .will re
ceive strict attention. July, 11, ly-58
Five sevenths of the FARMING AND TETRPEN- I
TINE LAND in Harnett county, know;i as the Park r ,
and McNeill lands, joining Wm. Harr niton's land f,
Upper Little River. There is some 20utcres cf tffss,,
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lnds are heavilv timhpnil with ninpa au" u-ii)iin sih7
miles of the Fayetteville and Western Railed.
For particulars apply to J MoA Jr
OVv 1856 29, 2G-tf
A. Campbell,
East side of Gillespis street,
Fayette vili.e, N. C.
October 1, 1855
Vearly opposite to E.
W. walkings
Auction Store
Fayetteville. N. C.
Oct. 1. 1856.
Fall Stock, 1857.
RE now receiving a large and well selected stock
Consisting in p9rtf : , .
Black &nd Figured Silks;
. n(rj;sl, and French Merinoes;
Plain and Fig'd DeLanes;
French all vrool Plaids;
Alpcas a-' qualities;
Black Bombazine;
igoglish, French and American Prints;
Chenille Shawls, (beautiful patterns;)
i.adies' Cloaks of every description;
Jaconet Edgings and Insertions;
Collars, and Luidersleeves;
Jfosiery, Gloves, Belts;
Ribbons, Trimmings, &c;
' , Cloths and Cassimercs;
Tweeds, Jeans and Sattinets; .
White and Colored Flannels:
v Bleached and brown Shirtings;
Allendale 10-4 Sheeting:
5'j - Bleached and Broiyn Drillings;
V i'laia ijinseys ana jverseys;
' Marlboro' Stripes and Plaids;
Brown and Bleached Table Cloths;
Towellingsof all kinds;
'Negro Blankets;
Extra "qnality Bed Blankets;
Spiral, Brass and Whalebone Hoops;
Good assortment of Hoop Skirts;
Yankee Notions of every variety, kind, and
-Silk, Leghorn, and Straw Bonnets;
Koleskin, Cassiraere and Wool Hats;
Boots, Shoes, Umbrellas, &c.
A lare and fashionable stock of
All ot which Ul be sold low for CASH, or on our :
usual time to punctnal customers either at Wholesale;
or Ite ail. All persons are respectfully invited to i
give us a call. I
B. F. PEARrjR. - J. W: PEARCE, Jr. j
Sop. 12 157
General Commission ' Merchant.
WU-Kinelon, JV. C,
gl Personal attention to the sale or shipment of ;
u consignments of Naval Stores or otner country ,
produce, and any othur bnsiness entrusted to his care,
will be promptly attended to. '
April 18. 1857. " ly'
Paints, Oils, Varnish, Brushes, for,
Sale by s. j. HINSDALE.
Aug. I5 63-tf
tv.ATf1)"rThree f'rst rato Workmen, for which of Pn8 will be given, and study work. Th e I
V 50 NnS B,K)tf' !'75' footiJS, 2.75jShocS
5 Dec. 31
THE undersigned would respectfully-Infor? old j ' - , . : :'' ' MfliCUl
friends and customers that he can be fonn at.theiTHK SOUTH CAROLINA MSB' -
Store of C. E. Leete, where he will be glad o, see
them. J. R. McDNAU.
Jan. 17, 1857, 33-tf , .
Thev say the Magnolia Tree is the handsomest
growth south of Mason and Dixoj's line, and it is evi
dently a fast. It is aso-sid the .Magnolia Restaurant
ci ween oireei, Deiwcfinur. u. y . Boomsoa t meuii
Establishment, and MrP. Taylor's Strire, and nearly
j 8 oaemreu noose, is int J inew u
onDosite the Shemveiionse. is the Finest and best
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ine subscriber would take this metnoa or tnanKing
the citizens of this place and the surronndg conetry,
for the unprecedented liberality "they havwbestowed
V nim.and wonid solicit a continuation, -
'-fie has khrant on hand the V EliY
WINESp CORDIALS, that, can
Unite.! Stav:4 either by ..the quantity'.
i flatters himself that he hs the most polite, obli-
ging. accomplished and FRJIJVK, vender to attend to
his establishment, that can be found either North or
South. Temperance drinks put up at the shortest
notice. He would call attention particniariy to nis
private rooms upstairs, which are large, comtortabie.j
UI1U 1 U. twu viuv-i .
Yellow Building, Greer ,St Fayetteviue, N. C.
" May 16, 1857.
IB. KkrDE,
C o nfection-
Crackers of
Fancy Ar
tides. ' r
and a v, ;
civ of arti
ele-! in th?
all kinds,
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Foot of Ifavmonnt, Favttevi)!'
Ot. 24. 1851. l:i-y
C. E. LEETE has on
at present a
Consisting in part o
o Bb!s -
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PUKE old Rye Wliiskey
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Scupperpong Wine; Vintage 1855
Domestic Wh,se,
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TTas just received a large and general STOCK OF
GOODSsuited to theFalland Wintertrade, consisting
of a choice selection of
Staple una Paikcy DRY GOODS
Boots and Shoes, with almost everything desirablein
that line.
Goods sold at the lowest prices for CASH, or ex
changed for country produce.
Sept. 26, 1857. - ly-pd
Persons indebted to Jas. C. McEachin, as Guardian
of the heirs of John Morrison, decd, are hereby re
spectfully informed, that said guardian Las in a greal
majority of instances endorsed and transferred theii
notes to the undersigned. Also, that our urgent ne
cessities, apart from the reqt irements of the endorser
compel us to collect as speedily as possible. All those
indebted will therefore oblige us, and themselves too,
by paying up immediately. We must and will sue
where the money is not forthcoming.
Laurinbnrgh, N. C, March 7, 1857. 40-ti
January 1, 1856. ly-pd
SELF-SEAtmG Jars.-
For presarving Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Pints
Quarts and Half-Gallons, at $2 40, $3 40, and S5 25,
per dozen, respectively. For sale at the Crockery
Also, Fresh Supplies of CHINA, GLASS
WARE and Table Knives.
June 20, 1S57. 55-tf
James C. Smith. . Miles Costint
Commission Merchants,.
Have removed their office to the second story of 1 e
building formerly occupied by the Telegraph Compa iy
j where thoy.are prepared to attend to all business in 1 je
I Commission line.
All business entrusted to 1, hem will hp nnnrt.nsillv
aften,ei to.
Wilmington, October 1, 185? y
O ' f) H M 11 S T fl P 11 !
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THIS SEASON, embracing,
Dry Goofls,
Flats, Boots, SJioes,
and Made-CP Clothixg,
To which they invite the attention of Wholesale -buyers
J. B. Stark. J. M. Williams.
Oct 10. " 71-tf
Just received and for sale by
July 11.
The Presbyterian Chnrch inorth Cafplina
ha long labored onder a serion rq.sadvftnwge
from the want of a journal to advocate ft er
claims aud represent hfir interests. . I t v .
- mated that only 1000 Fresbyturian ""''
are taj5en jn the bonndsof Our three "rresoyw-
. have 13 000 CommnnicaniS,
ties.- VV e nave IdOU V0Ja'
. . . . . - ni AAiV PrMhu
, is safe to' inter that tnere are a.v-' .
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tenans in principle in me otakc. ,
l Cf.,j. firti : the TTnmn in noint if namber.
' ni1 lmr niAmhRrshin is irreater
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!and her membership is greater than thf o;
, v, r tit - TnnevaftM.
iny oynod gonth or VVst Of ennsyiT'.
- n, ..SMu tb Mnrth and 'Booth.
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come ITen TKe iTe:
, Church in North C
Carolina should" like wise wo
l)er duty to her children. It is a conceded dhid
; iraportant fact tuat hundreds of our memblrs
; .f. . R ' nanor . ... . J-
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fjg paper js needed to be the orjran of inr
Synod and Presbyteries to elevaf e and
lighten the piety of our membership bydiffaang
evangelical knowledge to promote the canse
of Education to develope the talents of Irur
Ministry, and to strengthen the attachment! of
our people to the soil and sanctuaries of tljeir
own State.
If our Chnrch in other States, and otAer'
Churches in this State, can supply their ni
lers with a religious journal, why may not
Are. North Caroliua'Presbyterians iiiferic
snt, energy and patriotism to their neigh!
on the Aorth or bouth, or to " Christians
other denopjinat'ons at home? With
same or better opportunities' of accouiplisV
this work, siiall we leave it undone?. In
i language of one of our most able and . ns
Ministers, an adopted son
! ouaiit to have been undertaken 20
but it is not too late to beinu to do right.'
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j In t!ie hist 1 o or three months, a fund
. about $5000 bus been snbserilod as a perrn.'
I nent capital. At a meeting of tke:ontrih.iici'
, held at Greensboroiii'li on tlie 14th of May,'
I Rev. A Baker, Chairman, t he-Paper was uu
I located at Fiiyette ville under the
i name and title of ths North Carolixa I'iiES
I bvterian. Rev. Wm. N. Mebane and'Rer
j. George McNeill were elected Editors: Rev
iMessrs. George McNeill, Wm. N. Mebane, A
Baker and C. H Wilev, and 'Messrs. Geonrt
j pjjy were appointed an Executive Committer,
1 -'Xlp.Pill. r. .lohn II I nnk unrl ll.ivnl M nr.
to establish the Paper and manage its busiue;s
Carolina Presbyterian a ioorual of thef
r a : r t .i 3 a .1
' ol:ss rnimi in t.ll lioet. in tlif rnnnlrr in trrvo.
j graphieai-appearance and in adaptation to the
wants of our Churches. Its columns will afford
the latest intelligence, both foreign and domes
tic, and special care will be taken to give a full
and accurate summary of State news. The
name of the Paper is designed to be an expo
nent of its character and contents. From con
viction, it will advocate the conservative, or
thodox, Old School doctrines and order of the
Our first appeal is to our own people to X.
C. Presbyterians. Whilst we rely conCdeully
upon their favor, we trust that the native sous
of North Carolina who have found homes in
other States, and the adopted citizens of our
State who form so important au element in our
Miuistry and membership, will take a deep
interest in this enterprise, aud 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 in advance and when the Paper
is sent to one address, a discount of 10 per
cent, will be allowed. Our Ministers and
Elders are earnestly desired to act as Agents,
and all others friendly to the cause will please
assist in procuring as many subscribers as possi
ble, and forward the names, by August 1S( to
this Office. As soon as 1500 subscribers ' are
obtained, the hrst number will bs issued. If a
faithful and vigorous effort is made in the next
two months by those Ilho take a lively intprest
in this work, we will without doubt, be able to
oegin tne puoncauon as ine ena oi that time
with a paying subscription list of at least R00O
BS? Address, Editors of the North Carolina
Presbyterian, Fayetteville, IS . C.
Fayetteville, May 20, 1857.
Heavy 4-4 Beaver Creek Sheetings. 4 .
Cotton Yarn, Warp and Filling, Nos. 5 to 10.j
Celt, Picker, Roller and Lace LEATHERS
Oils and Manufacturer's Findinss.
Winter strained. Snerm. Lard and Linseed Oih.
Shuttlie?s Isinglass, Frelfbh Glue, Emory, Roller
Cloth and Glass Steps.
J. H. HALL, Pres. B. C. M. Co
July 26, 1856 - 8-tf j
10,00a lbs. Tallow Wanted,
For which the highest cash price will be paid.
Oct. 1,1851' A. M. CAMPBELL.
A. A. 31eK.etlian
' es.-octfnlly informs his friends and the public, that he
' puilt.up large substantial Brick BiuiUing , at his
Old Stand, expressly for manulacturing an-.uges.
Thankful for the very liberal patronage lie u r ' ;ci ved
for the last 21 years, he hopes by strict a.teutloa to
business, with a desire to give satisfaction, to m,-.rit a
continuance of the same. HT warrants his h ors to be
made of the best material and by experienced "orkmcn
in each branch of t he business. His work svi.l sompare
favorably with any made in the United Stat, lor neat
ness and durability.
ix & ,-0 nionniniui tn Kll and do any work.
his line
'uat is as
on as good terms as any work done elsewher
.ii ,i n. .,1 ii'im iin:snt- '
a vn -nnnmvM ovaf rtflfprpfl in this place
m-i. vi viiLik;. v, t - . ,
1 be sold
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very low " 1 v.. ' - . . , . H...r,n "
ra ,MS-1T, hK on band more than O-Ni- f 'JDRED
i r r'-.oi. r chort. time to DUii'"t'" custom
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and FIFTY Vehicles finished and in course of con
a 11 ,irir Tiin'e huhim is warran
withfair usage, and should it fail by bad praanship
or material will be ropaireu iree 01
r material wm uc rupn li
Persons wishing to buy would do well call and
'examine fo themselves
camine 10 ineiuBcivco. iittQj JA
. , .1 ,-.. ii., anfl nrompy """ended to.
Repairing executed atsaori nonce a ( -
sonable terms.
Fayetteville, Oct 1, 1856
A Benevolent Institution, established by special en
dowment for the relief of the sick and distressed
afllictedvWith Virulent and epidemic diseases
The Howard Association, in view of tbe awful des
truction of human life, caused by Sexual diseases
and the deceptions practised upon the unfortunate
victims of such diseases by Quacks, several yeai
ago directed their Consulting Surgeon, as a CHARI
TABLE ACT worthy of their name, to opuu a Dispen
sary for thtf treatment of this class of diseases, iu'sll
their forms, and to give -Medical -Advice Gratis, to
all who apply by letter, with a description of their
condition, (age, occupation, habits of life, &c.,) and
n euso? of extreme poverty, to furnish Medicines Frer
of Charge. It5s needless to add that the Association
commands the highest Medical skill of the age, ami
m lurnibn ine most approved modern treatment.
''V ajreetow, vu a'review of tbe past, feel -assured
mat tneir lanors in this snhere of benevolent effort
Spermatorrhoea, or Seminal Weakness, and other M.v
eases of the Sexual Organs, by the Consulting Surgeon
which will be sent by mail, in a sealed letter enve
lope, Free of Charge, on receipt of two Stamps for
Address, for Report or treatment, Dr. George R.
Calhoun, Consulting Surgeon. Howard Association
No. 2 South Ninth Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
-'i. By order ol the Directors.
G. F AIRCHILD, Sec'y E. p. HEAR TWELL, Tres.
Jan. 9, 83.31 pd
2&f is& i
1 rtlHK first Session of this Institute w.T comme nc on
e.' J. the 2d Monday in Januarv. 18;8. This Academy
if located in the lower portion of Moore 'County, :.i
the neighborhood of kick Creek The settlement i
I -wedinaIv healthy. the citizens moral and intelli
i p-iit. Being a "er;' Uesirable locality, the. subscriber
I n pes to merit a iilieral patronage from abroad, as
'vi. Il as from iK aeebhorhootl. Parents and guar-
ust":ti:te"miiy rely upon his un-
.viaad altc:i!i'a to advance -t'.io sttu'eiiis in their
xi !")'. Anothrr cipef djfigri a moral training
ha school wtli be eohdiicted'iu-tlie wheel bouse at
I'ophtr .Spriags imtiLtiie'new Academy is in aeon
itifi:; to go into ivhifh is now being pushed to a
-e tr cciujiletion and supposed will be finished
i vuks. As many as iaav eome from abroad can
C.t board within a mile and a halt" of the Academy in
;i' most respectable families. Hoard of the best
ilia"7 not higher than S'i per month.
. Terms of tuition per session of 2'J weeks, S7 50 for
f-Lglis?! elementary; $10,00 for reading, writing and
Jmersou's 1st '. rt; S12.50 for English grammar, geo
graphy and Emerson's higher arithmetic ; S15,00
fur Latin. Grut k and Algebra. S,e.
For information address the subscriber, Lons
Stivcl. Moore Coimtv, N. C.
WILLIAM. RHODES. Principal. .
oJan. 10, . - 84-5t
Attorneys and Counsellors
.' LU31BEUTOX.N. Q. "
formed an association for ilie practice of their profes
sion in Robeson Co., only K. K. Troy wiH also at
tend the Courts of Bladen and Columbus, aud J P
Fuller those of Cumberland.
Their Oflice in Lumberton will be kept open at all
January 9, 1S58. 83-tf
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ALL persons indebted to the Estate of William I
Blonnt, deceased, by Notes executed to said William!
Blount in his life time, to Joseph Thompson and Char- ;
ity Blount his Administrators, at the sale of the Per- j
sonal Property of said Estate, made on tbe liith and:
20th March last, and to Joseph Thompson. Guardian j
for the hire of slaves; are notifled that 1 am directed i
to bring suit on all remaining unpaid on the 20th mst. J
It. S. r iiiijdl. i
Lumberton, Jan. 9.
THE Subscriber under authority of the
County Court of Cumberland, Will offer" for sale at the
Court House in Fayetteville on the Monday of the
Special Terra of the Superior Court in February next.
A valuable tract oi iana containing one uuuureu
,. it-;n,r n tlm ra t. side of the Oiino Fear River
?v' . .? . . " i , . xi
ioininff WauulllS oc otners aoout a nine uum tue
rUiiremlnn liridere. aaiu lana Dciongs to luu estaie
of Kinon Branch deceased, and is well wooded and 1
convenient to market. Terms at sale.
U. tx. aicKAli, Aam r
Jan. 9 83-ts.
FRANK N. ROBERTS. & CO., having
leased this Hotel, w ill be pleased to see their
former patrons and friends, assuring them-that
they will use every exertion to please
F. N. Roborts. ' f J. G. Smith
Jan. 9, 1858. 83-tf
RANAWAT from the'subscriber, on ihe 23d Nov.
1855, his boy DRED. He 's 31 or 32 years of age, 5
feet 10 or 11 inches high, complexion light (rather
copper colored.) he has but little beard; was raised by
llarbord Spencor of Montgomery County, N. C, and
afterwards belonged to Noah Smitherman, and was
brought to South Carolina by Mr James Page.
I will pay the above reward for the delivery of . aid
negro to Mr T II Tomlinson, Cheraw S C or if lodged
in any jail in North or South Carolina, so that I get
him. He has some relations in Chatham co.. N. C.
and may possibly be lurking about in that county.
Mars' Bluff. S.C.
Jan. 23. 85-4t
Pursuant to a Deed of Trust to me executed by
Mr WiihamTavlor., and for Purposes therein men-
tionetJ, I will sell at public sale at the Market
House on Wednesday the 27th Jan'v, the House
and Lot on Haymownt, at present occupied by Mr
William lujlor. lerms made known at sale.
E. F. MOORE. Trustee.
C. E. LEETE, Auct'r. '
Jan'y 32. 85-ts.
G-raduate of the Baltimore Dental
.Vlt... 1. : j . , c, ( : c . . i -,. i. i
'been spent in this place; Dr. B, would
simply state that he is permanantly located here, that
is from the 1st of Oct. to the first July each -year,
during which time he may be found at his pleasantly
situated rooms, near the market in office hours.
His terms are STRICTLY CASH, no inducement
will be hel d out to the community to call upon him
other than that he flatters bimset' that in future all
operations shall compare favorably with those previ-
Iously performed bv him.
- JSVU.23,
north cahocinian:
Report of the president of the Boston
.. Matrimonial Association. '
This is emphatically an aie of progress and
philanthropy, both practical and speculative.
Tardly an object of human sympatlrjfut has
ome wise and beneficial provision fot its - alle
viation. . The bonds , of common brotherhood
r daily strengthening and - the-:; links" of - tLg.
golden chain of benayolence which binds soci-
j together, are'kepbrightf Xor is this pliil
tutliropy centracteji in Jts sphere of action;,
Its sphere is not boandedby the metes of anyjotoe
ccunt: v, bnt o'rtTn'E'vf. in Its cirpmQrima
iti labors ; m fine wtiereveci httmffff necessity
or human misery calls for relief, philanthropy
responds in the universal language of human-'
ity. "It has become tosmopolitJyi in its minis-j
terings, world-wide in its influence, and nniver
sal in its' application. " But the objects of phil- j
anthropy 'are far from being all provided for,
and its resources far from being exhausted. In
truth Its "labors can scarcely be said to have
more than commenced. - New associations are
being formed daily for new and important char
ities. Charity seems" more than half disposed
to clip the wings of philanthropy, and to invite
Jier home. She 1ms. been recently engaging her
3itter.tion towards the amelioration, in many in-
sta,nces,of the condition of the female sex in onr
society. With" all our boasted enlightenment
many undue burthens are sustained by the
weaker vessel. A philanthropy at once fearless
aud investigating seeks'them out, and aims to
relieve them. What a field has it foundin
opening new sources of employment for poor
girls in-the cities? How many has it taken from
the disease-inviting sewing-stool, and placed in
the factory and printing office? It has not
shrunk from prying into onr domestic economy,
nor been frightened by the legal visage of onr
sage legislators. It has sought to elevate wo
man from marital nonentity, and to softAi the
hard conditions of the civil contract, which at
once deprives her of personal liberty and private
property. Among these efforts of associated
philanthropy one class of suffering females seem
entirely to have escaped the search
the humanitarian. Why is it that th
Comtp'ned effort -to tshcr ncglectrd iwi
the bonds of that relation, which in some sort
constitutes their real andonly life? The whole
country is studded with charitable institutions:
the deaf, dumb, blind, insane, orphan, and in
digent, all have asylums, and their wants, as
far as may, be supplied. The blind have sight
from the magic tone, the dumb converse, with
manual speech ; the orphan finds parents in at-
i. u . .1 ,. jit
iculuc auius, uui !,UTwui uuueimues
Jiuslands for, "for single ladies cf a certain nsev
. , . .
Is this not a legitimate object of philanthropy?
Who can listen unmoved to the recital of Strugles
; , . . ' , ,
Lyiu aim uiisj tupaiuuiug lawful uutuc-
lors; the taunts and jeers of gay an thoughtless
mothers; and the crushing, grinding "weight of
hopeless celibacy! What bosom does not bleed
at the thought of ardent hopes and. bitter dis
appointments, long and 'patient watching and
waiting, with no record but the prospect of
lonely and indefinite maidenhood? What
u:t .1 : i.l.l.l 1 4. : 1,.
11 rib hum i ill iiu u l ill uimsi tan ucuuiu uiiiiMiicic-
. 'p :.i tt. : : .:.u
vancy of nature, an old maid, the virgin with
her lamp extinguished, mourning in the dark
over the tomb of her lost beauty, and withered
hopes, and refuse a helping hand to lift her to
her proper sphere and seat her on the, throne of
the domestic circle? .
-Hew" strange that there should not be in the
broad limits Of our land a single -institution
private or public, whose direct object is to ' af
ford relief to these acknowledged objects of sym
pathy. There are some it is true whose . nlte
rior object it is to effect this relief, nor would
I be understood to depreciate their laudable
efforts in this direction; such are the,., "Boston
Society for furnishing1 female; teachers' for the.
South," The American Woman's Educational
Association," (of which Miss Beecher is presi
dent,) "The Woman's Rights Society of Uti
ca," and some others all bearing onward in a
career of usefulness, and effecting much towards
the regeneration of old maids. -But yet their
efforts mixed up as they are with other meas
ures of reform, have not that extent and efficien
cy of design which the importance of the sub
ject demands. Associated effort needs promp
ting in a directer line towards the accomplish
ment of its object. The reformer who is to fill
the largest space in the eye, of the nineteenth
century, will be he who cures that anomaly in
our society involuntary' celibacy? The an
cients struggled against this evil by legislative
effort, and the great American utilitarian phil
osopher, Benjumin Franklin, looked to that
source for a cure of the evil among ourselves
Rome had her Poppaean law, by which. the hon
ors of the state were graduated according to the
number of a man's children, and which exclu-
bolf the nrivelges
UCU b lie uuuiuiiivu v " i '-' -
of citizenship. "Cajsar gave rewards to those
who had many children. AH women under
forty -five years of age, who had neither hus
band or children were forbid to were jewels, or
to ride in litters; an excellent method," con
tinues the historian, "thus to attack celibacy
by the power of vanity." Bui a most nnreas
enable one, he might hare. added, thus to run-
ish in woman tlTat vrliich al! pvneri .-
nsis utirrerer niibiuriune man Her lault. wtj''i
Franklin understood the principles of t'!r na-
---7- - .tjsi..vf. f tiivrri jugia . .
mt now soon to be dveip;J pt"---4; -rT
expressed the wish tuat-"j.hT L.--.'..' "-p
Id order an tleet ricaljnuelugff, V"
kill a tuiKey-cofk, it ipyi, ' I'gi t L
osopny, ne esprcssea me wisn tuat'Viie
lature wou
enougii to kill a tin Key cork, ut ieai, '
piaccu m vvcij -luvv ii"' i'.v -'m, i:
tuit us to rely apotf leg
evifs.of onr secret j;' As liamanitamimr fgg
Douna to i4 c - u-ure eiiwi
extensive ,Yeja5
onefitionan- lKit of ind
lifiaar' -HHr
sfcrvtfdi'py plulnnthroplc.r3ot(l
destitry ofTina:Ilow' Vi,Wi snccfeij
eution of any project to' provide husfcaudaor.
single ladies of an uncertain age affect the ad- '.
vancingc interests of onr civilizatioif? -.'What '
tale will it tell upon future generations? -
It was such a train of reflection as the above
which led the writer of this report to the de
termination to set on foot a project for the ac
complishment of a long cherished idea of effec
ting something in the behoof adverted to. He
claimed no exalted rank in the scale of human
itarians, ut simple position asan humble but
ardent member of the universal. brotherhood of
Philanthropioal Reformers.
Accordingly early in April last, he- set h-melf
to working out the outline for the plan of "The
Marriage Promoting Association, for the bene
fit of Middle-aged and Elderly Single Ladies.".
Having satisfied himself of the eligibility and
feasibility of the plan, he collected around him
a band of chosen and tried confidential friends,,
and with their a id Completed the details of the
plan, and opened the way clearly for its execu
tion, ile has to thaBk P.rovideice that the
germ he so anxiously cultivated is now firmly
established in fruitful vigor, and that his novel
experiment is now a brilliant success.
The Association have founded an "Old Maid
Asylum," the details in the plan and conduct of
which are simple, but effectual. We have a
large and commodious building in the heart ot
(Boston) city, with chambers, and drawing
r&oms, elegantly, and fashionably furnished.
tee. This committee is subdivided into 'the
Matrimonial and Bachelor committees, with
duties assigned partly Separate, and partly con
current. The Executive Committee consists
entirely Of married gentlemen and ladies, to
whom is entrusted the whole conduct of our
institution; while our sinecure members consist
exclusively of bachelors and widowers. Tlie
separate duty of the Bachelor Committee, is to
hunt up bachelors and widowers of good char
acter and standing, candidates for matrimony,
and induce' them to join our Association. .Up
on doing so, they record their names, connec
tions, professions, and fortunes in the appro
priate register, and then, upon performing cer
tain initiatory cerenii n'e?, the principal of which
(as in uiost sockt us), is a pecuniary formality
aud promising to "conform to our regulations,
and faithfully to peiTorui the duties -imposed,
they are "entitled to all the privileges of racni
bership. These privileges aud duties iu;c the
following: they are bound to visit -the asylum
regularly, and as frequently as their business
will permit: they must attend all parties, and
entertainments given at the Asylnm, unless
prevented Dy reasonable necessity; they must
be polite to the ladies, and particularly atten
tive to those recommended to their notice, and
thrown in their company; they must cultivate
an internal marriageable disposition, and a
lively sentimentality, r and endeavor to make
themseives good conductors of animal magne
ingTeye of j t ji"" Association is classified into Workiug and ' '
erj is no linejure -V, embers, the lormer class being com- -l
S'ca-iutos what we 'style The li.xecntive ComPM ai J
tism: -in fine, we liind our members over in a .1
sort of matrimonial recognizance to use all lion- , I
est endeavors to get married, and select a bride . f
from some of tbe ladies whose compaajr they TiP
joy our jnsuiuiiuii. i - ... A--y" -
, -r.:i.;-.; - -7:.,.
" . mrw -x.l vu t 1 s nlMA TrC t t ttl i Jfe 1 "-'
our mode of selecting bcneficiar Among
the almost overwhelming nuinbIr applica
tions, the" Matrimonial Committeeperform
their duty h)nes:!y and fearless'ly, lee ting
only such as come up to our standard of educa
tion, position, age, &c. The Asylum is inten
ded solely for the relief of old" maids, and hence
the applications of widows have been uuiformly
rejected, long expcriene having tanght us
that they are abundantly able to take,, care of.
themselves. And here let me, once for all, re
mark as to the term old, maid, which to some
has, in its homeliness and familiarity, something
of offence; the committee after mature delibe
ration, determined not to discard it, nor to sac'
rifice a term without a synonyme to silly preju"
dice. But our chief difficulty was in fixing
upon the proper age atfateti ''this advanced
stage of female single-blessedness should be said
tolcommence. The various views entertained
on this interesting" point were really surprising. Jf
One thought twenty-five the proper chronolog- '
ical stand-point; while another contended that 1
woman'slife bad onfy properly commenced at jJ
that age, and cited in support of this view the I
laws of European nations iolatitndesnot more'r J
northern than ours, which only allow ladies
be marriageable at twenty-five years of ageX I 3'
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