North Carolina Newspapers

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w-!?e year UIllosa Pail l advance. : V '.'. -'
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V ttte asefalaes8 of the paper, the proprietor 5of-
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serted till forbid and charged accordingly. Special
attention is directed to this requisition. , ' ";
Jlttoiiicy at Iv,J,Ka.j'elieville;ar.C.
Ofhce at the corner of Bow and Green streets. ;
FeVy 3, 183G. " - .
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J. A. SL'KA US. ;
, ATTENDS the Oourts of Cumberland, Ila'rnet
ttTake andtTohnston. r
Ad Ir, To n ;r, Harnett Co., X. C. '
Feb. ial8j0! 85-y
' : :
at Law,
v Attorney
P Y E T T E V I !j I, E , TV, C,
May be consulted at the Law Office of Jese G. Shep
herd, Esq., on Green Street.
' July 19, 1S5. 7-tf
- , Rockingham, Richmad County North Carolina
will practice in the Courts of Richmond, Ans maud
Robjson. All b:nitvi entrusted to -his care will re
ceive strict attention. July, 11, Jy-58
Five seveaths of the FARMING AND TURPEN
TINE LAND in Harnett county, known as the Parker
aud McNeill lands, joining Wm. Harrington's land on
Uppjr Little River. There' is sothe "200 acres ;f the
bestquility oflo.v grounds o:i theRrer:" The up
lau ls xxi-ii hoavily timbered with' pines, and -within six
- -For pretrttrf3---app1y to -Dvre.RTIIUR.
.s.- '' JP. ROPERi
Nov. 18( 20,
A. M. Campbell,
East side of Gillespie street,
Fayetteviixk, N. C.
October 1, 1S55 f
31 V It It L E PACT O IS. Y,
Nearly opposite to E. V. Wil livings"
- Fayetteville, N. C.
Oct. 1. 1S5G. '"' v
Auction Store
Fall Stock, 1857.
B F. PBAltCE & CO.,
RE now receiving-a larss and well seloeted stock
of ISX-tSL&T 'T!LBa;J!iSai9
Consisting in part of :
Black and Figured Silks;
Knglish ami Fremrh Meiiiioes
Plain and Fig'd DeLaues;
French all vaol Plaids;
Alpacas of all qualities;
Black Bombazine; V ,
English, French ainJ American Prinfj
- Chenille Shawls, (beautiful patterns';)
Ladies' Cloaks of every'description '
Jaconet Edgings and Insertions; '
Collars and TJnuersleuves;
Hosiery, Gloves, -"fielts; ,
Ilibbous, Trimmings' Sic;
Cloths and Cassiinercs;
Tweeds, Jeans and Sattinefs;
AVhite and (Colored Flannels:
Bleached and brdwn Shirtings;
Allendale 10-4 Sheeting
Bleached and Brown Drillings;
Plaid Linseys a?hd Kerseys;
MarlUfcro' Stripes and Plaids;
Brown..and Bleached Tabic Cloths , -TowelQngs
of all kinds;
Negro Blankets; ' " .
Extralquality Bed Blankets;.
Spiral, Brass arid Whalebone Hoops;
Good assortment of Hoop Skirts;
Yankee Notions of everyariety, kind, and
qualfly ; "
Silk, Lieghorift and Straw Bonnets;
Moleskin, Cassiraere and Wool Hats; .
Boots, Shoes, Umbrellas, &c.
A large and fashionable stock'of
All ot which will be sold low for CASH, or. onour
' usual time to punctnal customers either at Wholesale
or Retail.. All persons are. respectfully, iuvid to
us a can.
Sop. 12 18o7
w. W. TURLI.V.TON, ..
General Commission Merchant.
IVil ninglon, iV. C,
Will give personal attention to the sale or shipment of
all consignments of" Naval Stores or other country
produce, and any other business entrusted to his care,
will be nromptly attended Jo.
April 18. 1837v
Paints, Oils, Varnish, Brushes, for
Sale by
Au jr.
yfXED Three nrst1 rate, Workmen, for which
tbe besbf prices will be given, and study work. The
price for making Boots, 3.75; for footing, 2.75; Shoes,
1 50. Wanted immediately.
Dec. 31.
82-tf -
THE undersigned would respectfully inform his old
friends and. customers that he can be found . at the
Store of C. E. Lee.te, where he will be glad 'to see
thf m. " . " -. j. r. McDonald.
Jan. 17, 1857, 33-tf
. They jsay the Magnolia Tree is the handsomest
growth south of Mason and Dixon's linw. and it is evi
dently a faetf Jt is also said the Magnolia Restauraat
en Green Street, between Dr. B. Robinson '8 Medical
Establishment, and Mr P. Taylor's Store, and nearly
opposite the Shemwell House, is the Fingst and best
kept of any other establishmi the SotrHr. - Persons
wishing to flnd-carfnnt welt nifss is the YELLO W
BUILDING- v V ' -rM-4-il..AA.;. -
... ,Thosubscriber .would take this method of thanking
the citizens of this place and the surrounding cour
- r for thanTrctSEafifited Wberauiafaihi
He has always on hand the VERY BEST LIQUORS,
WIXES and CORDIALS, that can be found in the
United Stat-s, either by the quantity or otherwise.
Also, Cigars', Pickles, Sardines, Cheese, Preserve
Fruits, Lemon Syrup, and many other good things
and flatters himself that he has the most polite, obli
ging, accomplished ai..: FRjIJVK, vender to attend to
hvs-establishment, that can be found either North or
South. Temperance drinks put up at the shortest
notice. He would call attention particularly to his
private rooms upstairs, which are large, comfortable,
and in good order.
: . R. JONES,
Yellow Building, Green St.. Fayetteville, N. C.
Jlay 16, 1857. 50-tf ;
C o nfection
ies, TJread,
Crackers of
all kinds.
Faucy Ar
and a vari
ety of arti
clea in the
Foot of Iluy mount, Fayetteville, N..C,
Oct. 24. 1857. 13-y
C. E. LEBTE has on
tffffW$4JL ' ' HAND at present a
Consistins: in nart o
-ifc -..wkj mict
PURE old Rye Whiskey
Seuppernong AV'ine; yintjige l855
50 Bbls
5 do
- - - Damestic Whiskey
------ N. E. Rum
5 do
. - J;.-XV. LETT
HasjustceiveA a large and general'STOCK OP
GOODSjjiited tit th'eFall :nd Wintertrade, consisting
of a choice selection of
Staple Faucj' DKY GOODS,
Boots and .SVioe's.'Xvith ajjnost evry thing desirable in
that line. .
cnan'ed for couatrv.uroduce.
Sept. 2G. 18n7.
' Persons indebted to Jas. C. McEachin, as Guardiab
of the he irsot John Morrison, dee d, .are hereby re
spectf'uHy informed, 'that said guardian has in a great
majority of instances endorsed .and transferred then
notes to the undersigned." Also, that our urgent, ue
cessities, apart i'rora'the reqi irements of the e'lidorser
compel collect as..geedily as possible. All those
indebted will therefore oblige us, and themselves too,
by paying up immediately. We must and will sue'
where tRe money is not forthcoming..
Laurinburgh, N. C., MaTch 7, 1857. 40-tl
January 1, 1850. " " lj-pd
Attorneys and Counsellors
formed au association for the practice of their profes
sion in Robeson'co., only R. L. Troy will also at
tend Wie Courts ot IJIaden aud Columbus, auu J r
Fuller those of Cumberland.
Their Office in Lumberton will be kept open at all
times. -
- January "J, 1858. 83-tf
James C. Smith. " Miles Costix
Commission Alerchants,
Have removed their office to the second story of the
building rormeny occupied by the Telegraph Companv
where they are prepared to attend to all business in the
Commission line.
All business entrusted to them will be punctnally.
attenuea io.
Wilmington, October 1, 1856 y
THIS SEASON, embracing,
"Lry Goods,
. IlatsBaots-, Shoes,
and Made-up Clothing,
To whicb they invite the attention of Wholesale
' buyerseuerally.
J. B. Starr.-"! - " J. M. Williams.
Oct 10. 71-tf
FRANK N. lOBERTS.-& CO., having
leased this Ilotei, will be pleased to see their
former patrons,aud friends, assuring them that
they wik use every exertion to please
F. N. Roberts. - f J. G. Smith
Jan .'!, lSS3. 83-tf
or :
The Presbyterian Church in North CarolH
has lonr labored nitder a serious disadva&taft. J
from the waivt of a journal to advocate - h,
claims and represent her interests: It is est v.
mated that only 1000 Presbyterian -WeekliC J
are taken in the fcounds of oor three. PresbytC 1
ries. We have 13.UUU uonimapcanisr hiiu
is safe to infer tlrat there are" 30,e00;;'Presb
terians in principle ia. the State.A'Oar ffijuC
stands Gfth rn the Union hi poiat:of;tnutube ;
and her eTfjberfiiriSa atert tt th-
-WafeTStates'on tlie North aiTg
neither of -luch has a membership soJpl'ge fS
ours, publish the Central, and the. Southern
Presbyterian, for the benefit of theirpeojjue.
. The- time has come when the Prisbvterian
Churchill North Carolina should likewise do
her duty to her children. It is a conceded arid
important fact, that hundreds of our .members
will take a State paper who will taTio other
The Paper is needed to be the ovan . of our
Synod and Presbyteries to elevate and ea
lighten the piety of oar membership by diffHsinc
evangelical knowledge to promote the cauie
of Education to develope the talentstipf otjr
Ministry, and to strengthen the aitachififent 4f
our peojde to the soil and sanctuaries o their
jowntate. JA - 1
" If our Church in other .States, and othej
Churches in this State, can 'sopply their mem
bers with a religious.journal, why may not wej
Are North Carolina Presbyterians.inferior ir
talent, energy and patriotism'ta their neighbors
on the North or South, or to Christians of
other denominations at home? ? With Jtlie
same or better opportunities of r accomplishing
this work, shall we leave it undone? In the
language of one of our , most . able and ?nseful
Ministers, an adopted sou, of our Statfe, "t
ought to have been uuder.takeu 20 years ago,
but it is not too late to begin to do right.'. ','
In the last two or three months, a fund of
al)out $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 as un
animously located at Fayetteville, .iiinder the
name and title of the North Carolina ' Pres
bytekiAn. Rev. Wm. N. Meban'e andj Rev.
George McNeill were elected Editors:.' Rev.
Messrs. George McNeill, Wm. N. Mebane, A.
linker and C. IT. Wiley, and Messrs. George
MfNei'.l; Sr., John II. Cook and DaviJ Mur
phy were appointed an Executive Committee,
tQiestablish the Paper and mauagg its buaicss.
ll'tl'U If a r - . " .' ' . - - ;
It is bur wish and design to make the North
Carolina Presbyterian a journal of the "first
class, ecpuai to the best in the country in typo
graphica: appearance and in adaptation to the
wants of our Churches. Its coluris 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 N.
C. Presbyterians. Whilst we rely confidently
upon their favor, we trust that the native sons
of North Carolina who have found homes in
other States, and the adopted citizens of our
State who form so important an element in our
Ministry and membership, will take a deep
interest in this enterprise, and give it their
hearty support.
Terms: $2 per annum in advance, or on de
livery of the first number; $2 50 in six months
?o at tne end ot the year, lo cluws ot or
more, paying in advance and when the Paper
is sent to one address, a discount ot .10 per
cent, .will be allowed. Our Ministers and
Elders are earnestly desired to act as Agents,
and all others friendly to the cause will please
assist in procuring as many subscribers as possi-
Die, and torward the names, by August 1st, to
this Office. As soon as 1500 subscribers are
obtained, the first number will be issued. If a
faithful and vigorous effort is made in the next
two months by those Hho take a lively interes
in this work, we will without doubt, be able to
begin the publication at the end of that time
with a paying subscription list of at least.3000
Address, Editors of the North Carolina
i'resbytenan, Fayetteville, N. C.
Fayetteville,, May 20, 1857.
r Heavy 4-4 Beaver Creek Sheetings.
Cotton Tarn, Warp and Filling, Nes. 5 to l6.
Belt, Picker, Roller and' Lace LEATHERS
Oils and Manufacturer's Findings. '
Winter strained. Sperm. Lard aKd Linseed OSs
Shutthe-9 I.iuglass, French Gliio, Emory, Roller
Cloth aud Glass Steps. -
I'res.B. CM. Co.
July 2fi. 1856
10,000 U$. Tallow ' anted
ror which tue-iugncsicasn price will be paid
Oct. 1. 1851- A. M. CAMPK15
A. A. McKctlian
respectfully informs his friends and the public, that he
0 uilt up large substantial Brick Buildings at his
jld Stand, expressly for raanufacturin3 Carriages.
1 hankjulfor the very liberal patronage he'b as received
or the last 21 years, he hopes by strict attention to
business, with a desire to give satisfaction, to merit a
continuance of the same. He warrants his work to be
made of the best material and by experienced workmen
in .each branch of the business. His work will compare
favorably with any made in theUuitedStates, forneat
nesf? and durability. '
He is determined to sell and do any work ia his line
on as good terms as any work done elsewhere that is as
well done. He now has on hand, finished, the largest
AND BUGGIES, ever offered in this place, and a very
large stock of work nearly finished, which will be sold
very low for Gash, or on short time to punctual custom
ers. J5-He has on hand more than ONE HUNDRED
AND FIFTY Vehicles finished and in course of con
struction. ;7A11 work made byhim is warranted 12 months
with fair usage, and should it fail by bad workmanship
or material will be repaired free of charge.
Persons wishing to buy wonld do well to call and
examine fo themselves.
' Orders thankfully received and promptly attended to.
Repairing executed at short notice and on yery rea
sonable terms.
Fayetteville, Oct 1,1855.
Ilr -S 'S the shoitest njouth in the year, ami
as , introduced into the Itoroan calendar . by
, bome saJ il derives iti name from the
iUn verb februo, which i-mfieo purify, be
cause in i this month the Romans were accustom-
io oner saenhcoa of
contend that the name isferived from t!i Wlh
f vford Cioetyr, which means violence oreveritr
hecweather at this time beingenerally rou'h
.miu coih. isut it matters little new whence it
in in nus inoiir.n inn rr..n!;...j
i ,n, 3 tax 11.111 -
uiuua.mcu ucimi..ureat "lintniif. nft.l
claimea between Great Britai,rfand the
u njteu otaies; . vaaiiieo, Washington and Har
rison were born in thjs inomh ; whereas Luther
died and Queen Victoria'got married. In this
month occurs St. Valentine's Day, the only one
among' the numerpus anciejit festivals which
modern society "takes notice of. Being the day
on which Cupid sets lovers' hearts ablaze, there
isno fear of its neglect,
"For love will still be lord of all.
The following view of the temperature of past
bruaries, vve extract from the Philadelphia
enivg Kew: " -
The old Februaries since 190, have been
those of 1809, 1815,,183I,: 1836, 1838. while
last year, the atmosphere was by no means
mild. We will take them up in order 'Tor--dc-tails.,1
: . ,": "- : '"
In?iS09, the medium temperature was twenty-six
degrees ; the Delaware clo-ed with ice
during the first week, and for several miles below-the
City. The mercury was several morn
ings hi succession several degrees in some ca
ses eleven and twelve degrees below . zero.
On, th 2.7th of the month, the merchants em
ployed a great number of men to cut the ire
from Pine street wharf to Gloucester Point, in
order tdet out of port several vessels that had
been for sime time loaded, and awaiting a break
ing up. Severe weather continued until nearly
the close of March. - "
In February .1815, tho medium temperature
was bejow that of 1809, by twenty-four degrees.
Almost the entire month wasuiflnsely cold.
On several mornwigs the mercury was twelve de
grees belo zero There was also considerable
snow on the "Earth, when the month opened,
while several storms occurred before its close.
The sii0w was deep everywhere, North and East
as welPas West. The Delaware river, which
closed for the second time in January, remained
closed all through. February, and even until the
second week in March." Fuel was very scarce
and deain Oak' wood sold? in Philadelphia at
14 a cordTwhile hickory "went np"toU and
w' t'o.' " "
sr" "7 : " - ....
-in .u em-nary -lea I, the medium temperature
as ivto uegnees nigner.uian in laib; but the
month was trequentlv intensely cold- Tliors -
wfre several deep snows in Pennsylvania, and 1
all through the Western, Middle suid Eastern
States, as also, in Maryland, and the Western ,
pans oi v lrginia. onow even tell in the Caro
linas and Alabama. Tlie Earth, hereabouts
was robed in the wintry white mantle, from the
first week in March. It was abroad pretty !
Ireely. too.dunng the whole of that time, from
X. sine to Maryland. In some places between
these points, it stood in banks of from ten to
twenty feet in depth. There was great suffet
ing among (he poor, not only for fuel, but for
the common necessaries of life. During the
month there were also many melancholy ship
wrecks. During February 1836, the medium temper
ature was twenty-four degrees, down, as will be
seen, to that of 1815. From the 2d to the 6th
of the month, the mercury ranged from one to !
four degrees below zero. There were besides
this, from twelve to fifteen intensely cold days
during the month. There was good slei"-hiu- i
from 1 :ll HP to irnvnifl I lifrf imn. .'.-t-it
heavy snow storms : indeed, it was estimated
at the time, if the snow had fallen on a level
and remained to the end of the last snow, it
would have been from eight to ten feet deep.
T . ,. .11 1 1 . . I .i ii, if i -. i ,i 1 1 1 . i . 1 1 iiit . i 1 . . i , . I - . . ... .
five and thirty feet in height. j
A lit: unguium icuiiuuin; 111 ooo, ellao
twenty-four degrees. During the mouth there
was a great deal of very severe weather, and
had it not been for the Iceboat, which had then
just been introduced, the Delaware would prob
ably have been closed the whole month. The
average temperature of the month at sunrise
was eighteen and a half degrees, which is thir
teen and a half below the freezing point.
As we have said, February of last year was
ah intensely cold month, but it is of too late
Occurrence to require any details. I lie most
if our readers remember its exact character,
I ' urn (. i . n w n r nr i . , 1 . -1 1 Ti ..1 .nil .1 , 1. , ,11 1 TOO
r;xv iui nuiuu ntiiti;inii - uui utii i&dohiv.i:
and we have done. Those of 1828 and 1840
are all that we find which particularly demand
notice ; we mean, of course, up to the year 1846,
later than which period we did not propose in
the onset to examine.
February, 1828, was au extremely mild one.
The weather was indeed more like that of April
titan a winter month ; the medium temperature
was forty degrees. Apricot and peach trees
were in blossom on the 20th, but some frosty
nights in March destroyed much of the prom
ised fruit.
From the 1st to the 6th of February, 1S40, it
was intensely cold, the mercury ranging, indeed,
from "zero to fifteen above, and the Delaware
being closed below Pine street. On the 6th,
the wind changed to the South, and the weath
er suddenly became very mild. This warm puff
from the tropics broke up the ice, and the month
continued mild.
The present February, as we have said above,
opens most brightly, and we .trust it may be a
happy mouth for all. The chances are that wc
shall have some considerable cold weather.
"We can hardly expect to get through the win
ter with such a mild atmosphere as has thus far
blessed ns. We believe, whatever may come,
our people are prepared for it. 2"he times are'
a shade better.aud there are many organizations
in operation for the relief of the really deserv
'."o poor. It is astonishing how little money
will answer to help a great many, when this
little is judiciously expended. This fact was
clearly demonstrated at a meeting in favor of
the Episcopal Aid Office, which occurred on
Tuesday week at St. Stepheu's Church. Hard
ly $900, it appeared, had been appropriated
!he present year, and jet it was marvellous to
wear ine amount or good flone. Uur otner re
lief A ssTQciatlon s are conducted" in the same
inanner as the one we have noticed Incidentally,
tand, " we rer?at... the flpRirvinw rionr wilHiiid
tfiem readj torespond to evy-rS3wlicb
iMey may mafce.
AnedAt'e of nrrl lattiutnl '', r
toiie of the Indian campaingsV which is not
recolected pr materia to oar storyycArhikt the
arniy was on its march, still in Tennessee, ou
its w&y to the scene of war in Alabama; H draf
ted company was e?pected daily to . overtake
th(Cn.ain body 5f tfoops. , ,This -coipancy at
feiiglh reached- the rear of the traiu I a for
matioii of their opniroach ?. jimolitiw.;- -
fact t! at this
cim, any were wifcl.out arras
having 'left their
guns at borne. wiHImade
knowrtalonr tl io whnlf linp It. wiii Iriiann
tOjtheentire army before it reached Jackson's
ears. Curiosity was on tiptmvto know how
the irascible commander would act under such
circumstances. Soon the General was observed
making his way rapidly to the rear, and to the
surprize of all parties, seemingly-in a smiling
mood. Finally, ho met the company. He
saluted them. They looked for vr.nD .,r
icurscs an iipmediate dismission home the
j very thing they - desired. Not so however.
uicKory puueu oil his h
at and with tho
poiiies,i anu lowest bow expressed his gratifi
cation at their arrival and especially at the
fact that they had no guus. They were the
very men ne wantea just trs he desired them 1
without amies. Forming them for rapid motion
at double quick step under his own lead, they
marched on till a baggage wagon was reached
then halted, and each man. was furnished with
an ax. .Forward march again was the word.
As they passed along the line of marched the
General's object was seen and laughter loud
and uproarous, saluted saluted them as they
made their rapid way to'the front. There these
axmen were at once initiated into tuetr. cam
paign duiiis. They chared : the . roads, they
bridged the brooks or carried the wagons piece
bv piece the ' baggage, , ammunition, etc., over
on their backs, when bridges were inipassable
fhey were ever in .a post of- danger, bearing
the burdens of the campaign, c smaring none
of its honors, they were the laughing' stock of
the whole army. Mobi&Merdiry...... .'?.''"" '
Dccks of Woman. Dickens' , Household
Words relates the following: . . -
The Siamese spend three-fourths of their ex
istence in the water. Their first "net on . wak
ing is tobathe; they bathe at eleven o'clock
they bathe again at three and again at sunset;
there is scarcely , an hour in the day when
bathers may not be seen in all the creeks " even I
Ithe shallowest-ahd muddiest. Itoys ero to ln-
tit me streets, i once saw a - Siamese, woman.
Siamese, woman
sitting on the low sten af a landim? nlaee whilp
I a girdle she held in the water her infant of
a f.nv mnntlis old snlns'iin-r nml HIrlnn- nh
with evident eniovinent. Were . not th
people expert swimmers ntany lives would be
lost for the tide flows so swiftly that it needs
great skiu ana care to prevent toats runing-1
foul of one another, aud of course they are
frequently upset. On one occasion our boat
(an English built gig)ran down a small nat've
canoe containing a woman aud two little chi
dren. Inan instant the were all capsized
j and disappeared We were greatly alarmed
i aud C. was on the point of jumping in to their
rescue, when they bobbed np, and the lady
with the first breath she recovered, she poured
; forth around volley of abuse. Thus i-e'eived
f in her mind she coolly righted her canoe which
had been floating bottom upward ladled out
! some of the wafer and bundled in her two
j children, who had been meanwhile composedly
! swiming around her, rej ird iug with minjcled
' fear aud curiosity the barbarians who had occa
sioned the mishap.
.A Raixy Night in the Cars. The editor
iof l" N,ew Yrk Courier thtia discourses upon
one of the advantages of civilization
" We have tested the comforts of a night ride
of rain, gloom, wild wind, and all that the cause
could devise to impress upon a traveller what
an invention, what a charniof civilization, thrice
refined, it was to roll securely through all this
gloom, and in the face, in the scowl of die storm;
and while the rain dashed over road aud river,
to be borne rapid!y and safely iii a lighted room,
and where the thoughts could glide into indo
lent perplexity, the very threshold to sleep.
" A rainy night in the cars ! That it is
which lifts this century high, if not dry, above
all others. Where else but in our times, and
where else but in lands of the civilized, could
the traveller smile at the storm, and find rath
er more pleasure from its contrasts than hin
drance from its power ? The wanderer over
the.jeartli a century or a half century since,
would, 'on such a night as this,' have been the
personification of a dull despair. lie would
have been saturated at the first mile, begrimmed
! at the second, and been introduced, with every
prospect of a close acquaintance to consumption
and rheumatism at the close of his doleful jour
ney. " - . .
Duties of Daily Life. Life is not en
tirely made of great evils, of heavy trials;
but the perpetual recurrence of petty evils
iind small '.rials is the ordinary and appoint
ed exercise of the Christian graces. To
bear with the failings of those-, about us -with
their infirmities, their bad judgment,
their ill breeding, their perverse tempers
to endure neglect when we feel we deserve
attention, and ingratitude when we expect
thanks to bear with the company of disa
greable people whom Providence has placed
in our way, and whom lie has provided on
purpose for the trial of our virtuethese
are the best exercises of patience and self
denial, and the better because not chosen
by ourselves. To bear with vexation in
business, with disappointment in our expec
tations, with interruptions of retirement,
with folly, intrusion, disturbance in short,
with whatever opposes our will, contradicts
our humor, this habitual acquiescence ap
pears to be more of the essence of self deni
al than any little rigors or afflictions of our
own. imposing. These constant, evitable,
but inferior evils, properly improved, furnish
a good moral discipline and might in the
days of ignorance. Hannah Moore
A Case, of TTnexpocted ZZeccgniticii. :
"The following: story, thoiigli shoirt.-U sorje"
what,pitbyand its ro-ril,conTeysii cl to- ,
ry tb'the yoaiifj; -eiitreiweit iho select Vwitt y
girls out of a lar-re erowd "r ' r -
On Satordayrasd -nlt iMri r M-ry,S."JRiclir ;
agent ot me. " w ooian roicoiio.j- ?.- . ;
Society arrirea at the weste-sn depot from
N,iK.Yprk, in charge of between, seventy., and
eilitxyoBiig women twebty-fivei.or thirty of.
whr-were iutewfed for thlsv place: Early iu C
the Sing a married moa this city went to KJ
tr-- V ami i natii red for Mrs Bit h. TheO
lian t0ia;AU8v:iviewieu J,triVjt
1work'.v-Xr'IiafW:tlie married
rn-kc -f 0,-
MfsTTllcftttat he was all right, and that- the
servant girlwoHld be well .treated in his Tamily,
ilrs. Rich tlieii asked the married inan to walk
into'tlie room where the young women were.
The married man walked into the room. Mrs. '
Rich told the young ladies that the married man
.i ... i'l- On rif tliM
young ladieshen jWaled up to married man
and said' I'll go with this gentleman ; I've
lived with him before j lie s my, nusonnu i
Somebody was very much astonished when the .
young lady found her husbaud", and another
somebody, looked very pale when the married ;; ?
man found his first wife. When the young lady -saw
her husband enter the Toolii .
-' ".With wild sorprtfo, - ' -r
As if to marble stuck devoid of sense,
A stupid monument motionless she stood ; '
And wlv'otv ctin rrtcrT"( (lis mnrn anil Sflltl "He'lJ
my husband,'? - t ' ;;'- : " :, - -.-.
i S They Tnoved not t ' ' , '
But,, like dum Btatutes", or breathless stonefff
Star'd on each other, and looked deadly palo.
, But when the young lady saw her husband
was too lnnt-h astonished to articulate a single . ,
sentence, she said, in tones of melting tender
ness," My dear what made you leave me five
years ago without saying 'good by ?' and why
didn't you let me know you were living in such
a beautiful place a Bloomington ? ' If I had
only known you were living here, I woold have
come long ago. " .'Tradition says that at tins
stage of the game the married man " adjourned
the meeting, " and that he mwde better time?
from the-western depot than Colter did on the ,
banks of the. Yellowstone, when, five hundred
. Dlack-feet Indians were after his scalp -
We do not feci at liberty fo .publish, just at,
present, the sequel to the above interesting and .
powerfully written story ; bm if the plot ripens
into evehts of extraordinary interest,, we shall
ehdeavorV to impart all facts bearing upon the
case to "our readers, , ;
' 7" - ,.' ' ' ) ' Bt&oiningtort Pantograph. -
The so of a Prophet. The Smith Family
at Nacvoo. A correspondent of the Missouri
RepnJtlicau writes that last summer he was at
Naufo-and conversed with Mr. Bitoman, who
is m irried to Joe Smith's widow He says:
. I siU at the table with the family, consisting'
xdBitortran-and wife, and three sons of Joer
bmith; the eldest about twenty-three or twenty
four; the second about twenty; the third a lad
of some twelvq or thirteen years. From Mr,
Iiifoaian, I learned that not one of the family
beleived in Mormonism and, that his wife for
merly Mrs. Smith- -had always been opposed
to it as well as-the boys. I was told that Joe
Smith prophesied some two years before this
young lad was born that a sou was to be born
to him at or about a certain time; that at the
time stated his wife did give birth to a son.
At tho same time, he also stated that his son's
name would be David, (not Joe)and that is the
name of the lad for I heard him answer to it
Joe also said that his ir untie of greatness aud
prophecy would fall upon his son and lineal heir
David who he stated would be as wise and pow
erful as David of old. The fact of the birth of
this child, following according to Joe's proph
ecy, strengthened the belief that . had already
so strong a hold upon his followers. Mrs,
Uitoman isji masculine, intelligent looking lady
of forty-five or forty-seven years. She is a na
tive of Xew Yo:k.
She has a splendid farm some four miles from
Xauvoo .which ia managed by her two eldest
sons, while David goes to school. About the
two eldest there is i. othing remarkable to be
seen. They are intelligent men of largo size,
but have nothing in their appearance betoken
ing them to be prophets, or sons of a prophet."
To their mother, they are said to be very much
attached and very kind. Pavid is au uncommon
ly intelligent lad, of massive forehead, and bright
expressive eyes His stcpt-father intimated
that he cares as little about Mormons and
Mormonism, as one that never heard the names,
notwithstanding that thousands of the followers'
of his father believe him to be a great ; high
priest, a prophet and seer,(in embryo,)&c He
knows that they worship his name equal to that
of Jesus Christ; and yet, I atn told, the lad is
too intelligent to allow it to make any impress
ion apon him. Probably the fact of all oi tne
family being uubelievers in it is the cause.
The following incid nt I learned from a gen
tleman residing at Nauvoo: That when. Joe
was killed in jail, pome fifteen miles from his
home, his wife and son took possession of hi
body, and to prevent the rabble fnm getting
it they raised the floor of the dining room, and
digging a grave, hurried his remains there,
where they still remain. This story, whether
Lrue,-or not, is generally believed in Jvauvoo.
ApotooY Making. Dr. Franklin, we ore
told, once lvnd-a servant who was never in the
wrong. At last the devices to which the ser
vant resorted to cover up his deficiencies Le-
for the ohilosopher. " My go.-d
friend. " was his final reply, "you
and I must
pari. jk ncvc w" " , . i
an excuse to be good at anything else.
t fz-rtAfv a man
who was good at
A Novel. Party Dress. At a -fancy
dress party" in Hartford Ct., the past week,
one lady appeared in a dress ornamented
with iundreda of little bells, not much big--o-er
than rain drops affording music of the
fairy kmd in the dance. In some of the
eastern countries, dancing women wear bell
on their ankles which tinkle in time witli
the music of the dance, and, perhaps, thitf
custom suggested the more conspicuous di
plsjy of this, musical ornament.

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