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OF THt: IPll KSsS:IS"' ?ISEP TIlH :RIiJIIT;
EAYETTEVILLE, N. C, 3AT UltDAY, APIIL 24. 1858, . r
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P SUBSCHIPTIOS FOR TUB
For a aiagle" copyif pUid advaabe, per anauin, z u
: " ! ' at the cQvi oi n uiais i
' " .. at the end of meatus 3 00
" at the ead of tUe year, ' 3 50
wil I bu received for a shorter period
iaa oue yr aalss paia ia aavauuc. , . .
. With the I vt J W Ot a flUSg cironianwu aim e u
(nctag thelaefiitiM of the paper, the proprietor of
fers the folfowing reEharkaiHy low .
:CL CHI RfiCE SM V VI RUB UY .V lyri U:
5 copjes oi the ftrf oliaian, 1 year,"
' cty oett
spec sqn-irdotf6 Hn.i8, or less, for the firstr:
fid 30 cehtfc for each Ubsequat insertion,, unless, the
tlvertisem Sit is pnbli&'ied tor more tnan iwomrnsM
vha'n tt. wilt he charsed i
J! For three months,
f 4 M
,4rtedtill fJrbtd aitd ; jBharfcedaccorlinsly.
Hention iddirettfd JM'.A requisition, j .
WM. ;P. WIGIITMA.N & CU
nm-al the cdrry- Of Bow and Green streets.
,4lFeby 3, 1&56. ,
j; aJi spears;
Y AT LAW,-
1"5 the,s Courts of Cumberland,
3 AT T EN
.v ake and Johnston
AU.irjW, jlOO:UUC, lllljn-h vv., '
; lAttm'iriey at Law, ;
,' : S 'ii.' N- , - '!'!"
P iV Y KiT TGVIIiLR 7t- , C '
rk v he Aoitsulted at the Law Office of Jese i.
-enl, Esq. Jon Gficp.. Street.
J tily 19,11856;
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
1 TfiokrtlniKl Countv North Carolina.
Am VI rh.htfijedn the
Courts of Richmoiul, ; Anson ana
1 feftKesoiii-; All bTi4n
entrusted to ht care will re-
July, 11, iy-58
I six prions with; biianl.-in addition to Hie number
now tins. The UUiiaiuti; wuiuu cut -
.jfcuuvenie .illy intuabiU" ftbc' Duuuia Lot , lluy
fmouut, ud is ulWlatiun lorn feinmer ad
JAVHiter reideice. No pains will ue .aitxi io-ju.uk
her bo;u:dLTS coaiioriau.i.-. . . . l v
l-'ebi uiiry .-.l). f :
II ' ' - s -
East sidt' of Gillespie street
FjLvkrriivilua; N. C '
October 1 1855
I A It W
P A. C.T O
!: !' in-
GEO. -f L A IT I ) E Li . !
Snarly opposite tof
E. l.WV Wilikinga Auction- .-t'rt
- - i -
NORTH WATER STREET,
rem i MtA'.Uion to the sale or zinnia :nt or
all co ii
r ifn itoflN iv il Stores or othof-country
1 ;nv thri b ii iess entrusted to 'his -care.
11 1 be 'profiptl.y' attended to
! F,or w
hicfli the hi
gjheskcash price will bo-paid.
A. M.. Ui M i lfc. i' i .
Wiiitb Lead and LiiiseeJ' Oil, lor
lb I i : S. J. II INS DALE 4
;t.i i .- !.- i-i . i-.i r-. ,.: a
ff A constant supply or arriiuiou ufnumu
S. - . .1 '.i-! . t- , . .4 T .1 e
ker llting (Jlatlij all xos.. Kept on uanu auu xur
at tLs iowesi
prices by - . i
- Jan 301 1853.
5 m af e 2w
FlaiuingjBotatofe Pink Eye) and fine Apples
fresa I supply ot liaisins,, Figs and
i R. E HEIDE.t i
: : foot of Hay njount.
; MRSr ELAM s prepare! to
Afeeommoaate ooaroers at tne iucuuire xiouse,
L. - T.il; .i k i mi ' i-.-4.: :-'
:pe ur xi.ucis."s (X3I iugv.i -. i ue luuauuu 10 cijr wu-
venient u& the business part or tne town.' :
OTayettdviUe,! March 27, 1858. 6t
i;L ; f t :
FUE S H TURNIP SEED.
FLAT! DUTCH, ' ; .-'
. RED TOP.I ; ''
RUT A BAG A,
just received and for sale by
July 111 1857.
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B H0RTH CAROLINA SAMPSON
pour I on
and Quarter - Sessions Feb' 'y
R. P2. JNlATTIIlS
( ! ; ! - t;5. .
IWm. XJ. McGary,
as hereby given Ab "Wm. L.. McGary,
he monies now m the hands or Almond
for Hrn,' has been attached or. levied
mufoiina cif I?io.A P. r.tt.ht. tha PIaiti-
iupon at the
tiff, and yo aro hereby no.tih.ed. to be - and appear
lat the next ICourt of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for
. I t i l - , J
!aid County, ana pieau answer or uemur, or juujj-
irnont final blv defalt will be .taken against him and
' I the monies levied t upon be applied to Plaintirr
II. M ( J. K. JUJAJdAJM. UL'X.
TUWh Q7i IM
The following valaable real estate. i the propertjt
B. C. lltill.did'd. is'otfered for saleand consists of til
folFowiog tracts f i r,
That desirable place !e
abut 250 acrs with a
sown as Home, coittammg
I the improvements. TM
place will be sold entire dr divided, to isait purchase
it beinj; prooatiy one or cne Host Dustnessstauus
the country. anl is very t
iirable to those wishing tb
enter, the mercantile bttsi
kaod I'-'1 I"-'-- 3 I I
Ncri, Consists )f a Lot!
and Brick, Store (2 tenM-
meats in Cambletofl, on
Bridge Street near Clarea
don Bridge, r.nd Is a very
desirable stand for businesi
" No 3, Is 3 acant lots ol
Camp'bellton, known in Cify
plot asNos 1 09, 111. 112
an half of lot 13. -- W
' No A. Is a. dwelling ho
use and lot on Haymou'nf
corner of Plankroad and
LA dams St. A very deair a
bie residence for the who
e year. , WiM'j-
No 5, Is a Corn' Mill add Steam Engine and Boiler
of 10 oij t;s horsepower,
Thift Is well worth; tbelat
i tention of those liviner where water Bower is not avait-
t 1 . 1 !ll I 1 J X I A. K T
aoie, aau wiiji oe npiu t great uarpiB
For, terms apply to
AUgUSl : 1, IBOi.
; aries, ;
and a vari
ety of aj-ti
cles in the
Y LINE. !
Foot of naymouhtJ
I C Fj.
Personsindebted to JasL C McEachin, rs Guardian
oi .the hAirsor John Morrison, dec d, are hereby re
spectully informed, that 3
am guardian: has in a great
majority of instances enuq
rsea and transferred theii
notes to the undersigned
Also, that our urgent ne
cessities, apart lrom the rq. irements of the endorser !
compel us to collect as speedily as possible,. Allthostfi
indebted will therefore ob
lge us, and themselves too
xr - i . ' . ... i
by paying up immediately
where tae money is not tofthcomingi;
Al D. A
J. M. MORRISCN
N. A. MORRISON.
Laurintjurgh, N.JC.. M
rch 7, 1857. ' 40-tl
Oils, V irnisli, Brushes, for
WANT KD Three first, ratei Workmen, for xvh'h
e best of prices will be givehl and study work. The
ice for making Boots, 3.t"5; for fotitihg, 2.75; Shoe
Wau ted immediat
u If. ' r t? a ttt vr
Attorneys and Counsellors
.; V AT
ROBERT .E. TROY'
-formvd an i,isocutioo for
si 'j ii in 'Robetoo Co.. onlj'
teud tiie Courts or' iiladGlu
LlOHN P. FULLER, have
the practice oi! their prpfes
-li. E. Troy will also t-
aud Columbus, and J T
Fuller tliOte ot'Cuiniferlan
I.. . . :
Tiitfir 0Mce iu.'Luinberl
a will be kept open at all
1 ames CI Smith.
j .f VJIKS C.
& CI),, "
' r Commission
Have removed their o?fie
story of the
builaing formerly occupied hy tTTeTelegra'ph Company ;
wnere iney vi e prepaieu iu
attend to all business in the
All business entrusted
to them will be nunctnallv
i! tended to. '
VilniinjECton. October 1,
18.5 J v
N. ROBERTS. &
jsised'jtiiis Hotel, willJbe pleased to see their
form(M,i patrons and frinds, assnrinc them that
they will use evef V exdrtion to please
N. Roborts. " ; fJ. G. Smith
Jan, 9ii 1853. 83-tf
O vab Da Bands for Sale
The ektern R;iil . Road Co., have for sale in
amounts t suit purchasers ' H
ot the Coupon Bonds of the
County of Cumberland.' bear-
ing 7 per cent-, interest, d
ayable saiAi-annlially oil
the 1st June and the 1st bf December, and run
nine: 20 years
$90,000 of the Coupon Bonds ot the Town of
Fayetteville, bearing 6 per cent interest, payable
sonn-anntially on the 1st January and the 1st July,
and running gi) vears
These bonds were issud in accordance with law
to the Western Rail Road Co , to pay tho County
ana i owq suoscnprions respectively.. :
Persons having money will hnd these bonds (at
the price the Co is selling them) a j better invest
ment in any liank fctocR in tne btate.
For terms apply to
C.;B. MALLETT, Esq, Pres't
or JNO. M. ROSE, Treas'r
Western R, R Co,
ATnrp.b 6. 1858. ' ; y-tf
- v. ;'.' CJ ROCK BBY,
GLASSWARE St. LOOKING GLASSES.
fl HAVE a good stock it . myjine; ' Country.Mer-
IL chants supplied at low prices.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
Snp'r Court -Office
wr nnrsnancft of direction of
ion of His Honor J"adge
; Manly, INotice js nereny given, that tj
Regular Term, of the Superior Court of LAW
AND EQUITY,-for the County of Harnett, will
be held at the Court Hou :e in Toomer, on the 8th
Monday ; after the 4th donday in March 1858.
Witnesses and Suitors will take notice accord
ingly. : v .
. Witness ; A. D. McLEAN,
94-tc i i Clerk Superior Court.
Heavy 4-4 Beaver CreeHSheetings.
Cotton Yarn, Warp and tillin;
Nos. 5 to 10.
, . AIJSO,
Belt, Picker, Roller and
Oils and Manufactarer's Findings.
Winter strained. Sperm. Lard and Linseed Oils, V
Shuttlie's Isinglass, French Glue, Emory Boiler
Cloth and Glass Steps. . , r' "
j. tt. jjaul, rres. a. u.m.Co.
FRESH SPRING GOODS.
J. A. PftlBEBT0r3
IS now receiving his stock of SPRING and SUM
MER GOODS, embracing all of the latest
styles for the season. t 1
A few very handsome ROBE A QUILLE, LA
1 DRESS GOODS, j I
LACE AND BILK MANTLES,' STELLA
I SHAWLS AND SCARFS,
Any quantity of the latest Patterns of HOOPS.
A large and beautiful selection of ! ;
EMBROIDERIES, HONETON COLLARS,
KID GLOTES, SE WINGj SILK. MITTS; &? , tc
I HATS, CAPS, UMBRELLAS, AND PARASOLS
A very superior assortment of LACE STRAW.
Jk LGHORBONNETS alscr a tew y;and,J
FRENCH AND ENGLISH CRAPES, RIBBONS, -
r ':F. : " $r' $pc. 'c. I c :-
A very desirable stock of Mens', Youths', 6c Boys
of the Latest Styles, workmanship warranted.
The public are invited to call earlv and fixftTnlnft-
the above goods; they will be sold cheaD for cash. 4
or on me usual tune to those who pay occasionally
il. - l , ". - . 7 7 'J
ine annual meeting or tne stockholders ot the
Fayetteville & Western Plank Road Company, will
take place in the Town llall, on the 29th inst., at XI
o'clock. , JNOJ M. ROSE. Cl'k.
F. & W. P, It. Co.
April 10 1858, 2t ,j .; ' ' r
Wm. Maclntlpre, offers
"fl Iffe Bbls prime Lard j
-BL 95U0 lbs prime'Bacon Hog round,
large sides, :
390 Sacks Corn
Fayetteville, April 3, 1858 , -
SPRING- IMPORTATION. '
TTE are now receiving our Spring purchases sf
Staple and Fancy.
DRY GOODS, HATS, SONNETS,
CLOTHING, BOOTS, SliOES, &c. t i
To which we invite the attention of Buyers in this Mar
ket. J STARR & WILLIAMS.
March 20, 1858. I 93-tf
- JAMES 1LYLU
Is now receiving his Spring supply of
Amonp: which are
Prints, Lawns, and Brilliantes;
Coi'd and Black Silks: !
Irish Lineiis and t)iapers;
Farmers Linen. Twilled and Plain;
Cashmere and Merino Twills;
White and Col'd Cotton llosep X
, Bolting Cloths, No. 0 to40J r
Slik and Straw Bonnets: &c.
Vilb almost every article in the Dry 'Gnods line';' all
of which has been purchased by the package at the
late Kales in New lork and Philadelphia: Willi be
ottered cheap for cash or on time to paying customers.
March 20, , - 93-tf i j
Graduate of fhe Baltimore Dental .
HA v ING sevt n years practical experi
ence in his rrotessibzt, five of which have
been spent in this place; Dr. B, would
simply state that v is permanently lovated hV're. 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 in1 office hours.
His terms -are STRICTLY CASH, no inducement
will be held out to the community to 6all upoii him
other than that he flatters himsf that in future all
operations J-halJ compare favorably v ith those previ
ously performed by him. . .
Jan. 23. ' , 8o-tf j "
"LOOK , OUT VOB TIIC IOfJOMOTI Vfc.
J"v W. LETT
nasjustreceived a large and. general STOCK OF
GOODS suited to
the Snrin2 and Summer trade.
consisting of a choice selection of
Staple; and Fajk?y DRY GOOD!,
Boots and Shoes . with almost everything desirable in
that line. s-
PRIME FAMILY GROCERIES always to be had ; -;
Goods sold at the lowest prices for CASH, or exr
jchanged for country produce.
March. 20. 1858. ly-pd
TAKEN UP by the Subscriber on the 30th
- March, a Grey HORSE, supposed to be
10 or 12 years old, has marks of gear. Said Horse
jw hen taken up was coming from the course of
Rockfish Factory. PHILIP McRAE.
April 10. 2t
A. A. 3JcKellian
respectfully informs his friends and the public, that he
has built up large isubstantiat Brick Buildings at his
Old Stand, expressly fot manufacturing Carriages.
Thankful for the very liberal patronage he has received
for the last 21 years, he hopes by strict attention to
tjusiness, 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
faverably with any made i n the U nited States, for neat
ness and durability. .
! He is determined to sell and do any work in his line
On as good terms as any work done elsewhere that is as
well done. He now has on hand, finished, the largest
stock of GARRIAGESrB AROUCHES, ROCKAWAYS,
AND BUGGIES, ever offered in this place, and a very
large stock of work nearly finished, which will be sold
very low for Casb, or on short time to punctual custom
ers. -He has on band more than ONE HUNDRED
AND FIFTY Vehicles finished and in coarse of con
traction. - ? ; ;. r - ' ' . - " ' ."' -
i jAll worK maae oynim is warranvtu a u muui.ua
, ,.., , T 1 !. T
With fair usageana snouia ii iaiipy nuwurwuuMui)
or material will be repaired free of charge. .
. I Persons wishing to buy wpnld 'do well to call and
examine fo themselves. 4V n ;
I Orders thankfully receivedand promptly attended to. i
j Repairing executed at short notice and on very rea
sonable termsr - , ,. ;
! Fayetteville. Oct 1 . 185. . .
FRESH SPRING GOODS.
H. &;E. J. LILLY -
I ARE now opening a large and general assortment
of SPRING GOODS, embracing a great varietv of
STAPLK & FANCY DRY GOODS, HATS, BON
NETS, UMBRELLAS Ac. .. -
Also abont 250 Cases BOOTS & SHOES well as
sorted, all of which wepropose selling at - reasonable
prices for cash and to prompt paying ? customers oi?
the usual time, i . - ' . ?:
P; S. We tSiayasTLY requcst all persons' in arrear
fth'a to pay up or in part at least, "tt. -E. J. L
STIAliL STORES." CAOTIES,r us.
ffVVW-:--E Bureau of Provision? and Clothings S
;C .'"., J - : - Anrtt 13. 1858. l;
V PROPOSALS, : sealed and f endorsed ''OfTer for
Soiall Stores," or -'Offer for Candles;" or -0ffer for
alt-water Soap." or-Offer for M ustard seed,' Black
Pepper," fcc., as the case may be, will be received At
this bureau until 9 o"elook. a. m., on the 18th day of
May next, for furnisblnEf and deliverine fon rr ceivkig
twenty days notice) at the United States navy-yafds.
ai narieston," Massachusetts; Brooklyn, ; New York;
and Gosport Virginia," such quantities only of , the
following articles excepting thie salttwater'.f oap aud
the candles, for each of which separate proposals and
contracts will be made as mayfbe required or order
ed from the don tractor by the cbief of said bureau, or
Combs?;fiae, India ruh&eri"
Bvttons, navy me
Buttons, dead eye :
Beeswax, in 4 lb cakes,
or gutta percha..
Grass for ; hats
Jack knye8 j -'
Razprs. jinjsingle cases "
Razor i straps, Ord way's
Scissors! I : i ;
Blacking, boxes of
Cotton, spools of Nos. 12 and 19, 900 yards each, 3
corns, equal parts.
Handkerchiefs, cotton, fast colors, 32 by 30 ' inches,
weight not less than 2 oz. each, texture 8 by 8 to i
Nftftdlps. swintr. Nns.i 1 3. nnd A. flrMl vrl hp.
j tweens ill .j "
Ribbon, hat, best French black, 12 Vards to the piece;
widt'u lb inch j i
Soap, shaving, in cakes; each cake not less than 2 bz
Silk, sewing, blue-black; wrapper hot ;o exceed: 2 oz
to the pound ' , . j t
Thread, black and white, Marshal's best quality, and
in such proportions ag may be irequired j
Tape, white lineni 4 yards in len'gth, 4 inch wide
Tape, black, twilled cotton, 6 yards i4 length, i inch
Thimbles, 8-10 and 9-10 diameter..:
White salt-water soap separate bid for 100,000
-,'; ' -' pounds. 1 ': .', j
The soap must be manufactured from cocoa-nut oil,
and.pf the best quality denominated '"white saltwater
soap,'? and be delivered oh sixty days' Inotice, in good
strong boxes of about75 pounds-each, and after in
spection, the boxes must be hooped at each" end, at
.he expense of the contractor. The price to be uni
form at all the yards. -" j j '
Candles separate hid for 50,000; pounds J
. The caudles must be -"sixes," of prime leaf lard
stoarine, 8 1-10 inches in length -sxfusipe of tip,
six Qandles to weigh nqt less than jt ounces 50-10 0,
nor more than 16 ounces, and be : paid i for according
to he actual weight, without reference to commercial
asage, the melting point notto be j less than 140 de
grees Fahrenheit. The wick( must be braidedi and
composed of 8 cotton threads of the best quality of
No. 27 yarn. The candles to " be delivered on sixty
days' notice, in good boxes coatainingabout 30 pounds
each, and the box to be marked wth the contractor's
name and the weight of the candles.
j Oieparate bids for all that may be required tor the
tisect' the navy, to be delivered; at New Yjark only.
Mutard seed. .American brown ' ' ...
Y ''.-Pepper, b ack, Malabar j
f Bottles, octagon, for mustard! and pepper., :
Corks, for bottles. , - t 1 '' .
r AH the foregoing articles mustjbe of the bestquali-
ty, and coni ormable in all respects to the samples
deposited at said navy-yards andjjn this bureau, and
subject to such inspection, at the navy-yard where de
, iiveved us the chief oT tli ; "bitreadi imay direct, the iuy
speeting officer to be appointed by the -Navy Depart-
tnenc ! - i i -
All the articles to be delivered free of any inciden
tal expense to the government, ihj proper vessels of
packagis, and the price of'each article must be the
sanie at the rsnsJCtlve places ot den very. Fackages
in: which the above articles, are jdeliv-ered' must be
(marked with J,heir cpnteats and thp name of the con
j tractor, aud be sufficient to ensure their temporary
safe-keeping. M ' -
. The contractor must establish; agencies at such sta-
Uibns other than his residence, that ho delay may
- be required; aud wlicn the contractor pr agent faifs
promptly to comply with a requisition,- , the Chief of
: the Bureau ori'rovisions and Clothing shall be bu-
thorjsed to direct purchases-to be made to supply the
deficiency, under the penalty to be expressed in ) the
contract ; the record of a requisition, or a duplicate
dopy thereof, at the Bureau of Provisions and Cloth
ing, or at either of the navy-yard afoi"esaid. shall be
evidence that such requisition has! been made and re
ceived. - : ' . .
T1 or more approved sureties, in ajsum equal to
the estimated amoun t of the qontra'ct, wili be required!
and twenty per centntnindditioii will be withheld
from the amonnt ot all payments on account thereof
as collateral security, to secure iti perjrormanC.e. and
not in -any event tq be jaid fcutil it is in all respects
complied wlthj eignty per centum ot ithe amount of
all deliveries made wilUbe paid by the navy! agent
within thirty days aftfr bills, daily jauthenticated,
shall have been presented, to him. j j
: Blank forms of proposals may b obtained On app'i
cation to the navy agents at Portsmouth, New Hamp
shire; Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore,
Norfolk, Pensacola, and at tbU bufeauj M M
A record, or duplicate of the, ette .informing a
bidder of the. acceptance of his proposal, will be
deemed a notification thereof J within the meaning of
the act of 1819, and his bid will be' made and accepted
in conformity with this under?tanding. : ; v
Every offer made must be accompanied as directed
in the act of Congress making appropriations for the
naval-service i of; lft46-'47, approved.) 10th August;
18463 by a written guarantee, signed by one or rnore
responsible persons, to the effect that hje or they pn
dertakej tbat the bidder or bidders will, jif his or their
bid be accepted, enter into anj obligation within, ten
days, with .good and sufficient sureties, ;to furnish the
supplies proposed, lhe bureau wilt not be obligated
to consider any proposal unless accompanied by the
..i ..;.,i u i
enarantlee to be certified by the navy aarent. district
Kuaiauicc acwiicx. hi kt.rw. vn wuiyvbcuvY.ul Vllt;
attorney, or the collector of the port.
The attention of bidders is called to the samples ami
description of articles required, as. In the inspection
before receprion, a just but right comparison; will be
made between the articles offered and the samples and
couiraci. receiving uoue kuai, iau oeiow mem; ana
their attention is also particularlv directed to the
joint resolutioa of 27th March, J854, and be .the act of
the 10th August, 1846.
April 17 . ,' ' ! 97-4t
Has removed his stock of Goods to the Storo for.
merly occupied by Daniel. Clark. East on Unrket
Square, and would Solicit his Customers an Friends
tr trivo Mm o oolt . j i -.
He has got a fine lot of CLOTHING. HATS. &
SHOES, which he will sell at ldw fiffords. All those
who wish CiiSAP axb good Baroatxs will do well to
rive him a call. Also, all those who wish Garments
cut,cn have them done ia the latest fashion. .
AprH 17, , , I - . I 97-4t
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
BALED Proposal? will be received at the
-5 Office of the Western Railroad Company,
in Fayetteville, until th e 20 of April, at noon, for
laying 11 miles of Track, commencing at Fayette
ville Specifications caii be seen at the Engineer's
Office in Fayettevillet on and after the 10th inst.
4 , i W. A. KUPER,
Ch. Eng. W.R. R.
pv roe respective commanding officers for sthe
navvivards. dnrinEr the fiscal veaf.ftndinflr 30th Jil
Ills exertions, iiuwevei, mc uuu iuiicu hi ancaia
nnbntiv-e'tiirdr'- that far throri?rh his ineTnrps-
. -j . , .
sibles.4 Hiacrop of hair was surmdnnted by
the funniest little seal skin .cap
i . . t . ' ' - i . ' - . ' i i .
After, takint a position, he indulged
stare at the; man opening the bivalves
lyvejaculattfl Msters?' - -
'Yes, sirTt responded the attentire
'and fine oees they aretoo.'
I 'Well, tive heard of isters afore,
'bat this is the fust time I've seed 'erriT and per
haps I'll kkiow what thar madeof afore I git
out of towli.' , :
H a v ingf expressed this desperate ; intention,
ne cauuofsiy approacneu ir.c piaie.
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UIMiCU Wll UUSCU SUCH UMI, U.I g.O.llJ
and interest which would have done honor
the most lustrious. At length he began to
soliloquize the difficulty of getting, them out,
and how ueer they look when out. - !
I neveiseed anythin' hold on so tak.es an
amazin' site of screwin, boss, to get them out,
and aiot they slick And slippery when thejy does
come?. Spoothjas an eel! I're a good mind to
give that teller login, jist to realize the effects,
as uncle j Jss nsed to Say aboutlBpecalattoo-!'
'Well,' sit,' was the reply, 'down with two
bits,"and ydti can have a dozen ' ( V
'Two bitsj' exclaimed the Sucker, 'now: come,
that's stickni' it on rite strong, hbss, for isters.
A dozen oi 'em aint nothin' to a chicken, and
there's no gettin more'n a picayune apiece to
them. I've only realized .forty-five picayunes
on my first venture to St Louis. I'll gin you
two chickens for a dozen, if youil conclude to
deal'; . ' . " : : . .: .
A wag who 'was,, standing by, indulging in a
dozen, winked to-the attendaut ;to shell out,
and the pffer was -accepted. , . , ,
'Isow mind,' repeated the sucker, 'all
two chickens for n. dozen vou're a witnefs..
niisi.er,' turning at the same, time to the wag;
""" ;rt y" r4
city 'teiiows are mighty slippery coons.' :
The bargain being' fairly understood, our
Sucker squared jhimself for the onset; delibe
rately put off his sealskiq, tucked up his sleeves.
and, fork in hand, awaited ;the appearance of
iNo. u.. It came he saw and quickly! it was
bolted. The wag dropped his kpife "and fork,
and with a look of mingled amazement and hor
r of -something akin to Shakespeare's Hamlet
on. seeing his daddy's gho3t? burst into the ex
claraation: V- . - ' i r.
'Swallowed alive; as I'm a 'Christian!'
Our sucker here had opened his mouth with
pleasure a moment before, urut now. it. stood
open.- For a horrid dread of j he didn't know
what a consciousness that! all -wasn't ' right,
andrignorant of the extent of the wrong the
uncertainty of the moment wasSerriblei. IJrged
to desperation, he faltered out
:- What on earth's the row?' : , H
'Did you swallow it alive?' inquired lhe Wag.
'You're a dead man,' exclaimed his anxious
friend, ',the creature is all ye,and will eat; right
. - "ii i i . i f ii L ' i
through vou. '-auuea ue. in a most
tone. . .
Get a nizen. buran. and pnrap; it outr
screamed the Sucker, in a frenzy his eyes fair
Iv starting from, their sockets. .;0, graciousl
what'il I do? It's got hold of 1 nty , jinnards al
ready, and I'm dead as a chicken l-fdo' some
thinir for me, do-don't let ..the. infernal sea-
mail euv-iiiu uiuic juui, cjta
'.Why don't vou put .some of thisfon it?' in
quiring the wag, pointing to abottl of strong
pepper-sauce. I r ; . ".
The hint was enough the Sucker upon the
instant seized the', bottle, and desperately
wrenching oat the cork,-swallowed half the
contents at a single draught. lie fairly
squealed from its effects, and gasped and blowed
and pitched and twisted as if it were coursing
through him with eclectric eu'ect while at the
same time his eyes ran a stream of. tears. ; At
length, becoming a little composed, his Wag
gish adviser approached, alinast bursting: with
silnDressed lauirhter and inauired
How are vou now. old fellow did ! Vou kill
v ..:--- " " - - ' i. -i " - V
it?' ' ' - .; : : v, rurv-1 V : '
Well, I did hossugh ugh oh-o my in
l nardsv If that . ishr critter's dym' agonies
difiu t stir a 'nintinn-in rne ; eouai 10 a srnaii
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eacthauake then 'tamt tto Use saVinj-f-it-r it
squirmed like a sarpeni, whenlthat killih!. stuff
to ichcd it hul' and hcre,rwith a counter
nance made up of suppressed agony and ; pres
ent JAtormiimtinn. he naused to rie forcfc.to
bf U7rtrri. .ndrtwlv and deliberately remarked
'if Vou git two chickens from me for that live
animal Im dd V and seizing his seal-skin he
vanished. I , -, -
The shout of laughter, and the, contortions
of the company at this finale wonld have made,
a spectator believe that they had all been
sxpallowins oysters alive. '
YocxgMax, PaV Attention I Don't j: be a
loafer, don't call yourself a loafer, don't keep a
loafer's company, don't hag abput loapng pip.
cesv. Better work hard for nothing and board
yourself, than sit around day after day, or, stand
at corners, with your hands in your pockets.
Better for. your own mind, better for your pros
pects. Bustle about, if you mean to hare any
thing to bustle about for - Many a poor physi
tmn has obtained a reat
to attend on an imaginary one. . ,.A quire of
blank paper, tied up with red tape carried un
der a lawyer's arm may procure h(p his first
case, and make his fortune. Sncfi is the world.
To him that hath, shall be given., Qott dro
ning" and complaining, keep busy and mind your
changes. . .r , Y,
" '-obt",: fn" -Rhicli "one-u-teiial
. Witness 'Tov tha
T? tr-is' thatEpster rnadf
ne S. vith a four pound
i - 5 to;; t, strong man AvitU
l in the Habit of refusing1
'. a friend. He was onlv
sred . fellow when ho
acd feasted on the
ifa great relib. Ben
V State and pul . t ehre
knew aboat i,Aer
raid a tiriie or two, and
-J: "an in his peculiar
wan t -1-WasV Judffe.
-Ik i- ...
vr eo i..
'f ixoei llaies xras thar try,, i a 1, v
.k.il. 1 '.ill. ii f - '
rm BTiftfl iri. nn. U A 1 li - 1 -
ii . - . . . . , . .
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is a rood feller. Judire." lint lioi. c
Jie went to .Jackson oust and his dadt
!0ut of sight, andjie went about axin
cian h -.i10 j0rli 9'
-ifiA--Hf 1 11 11 f . .1 n
" vu.iixr , ieu us an aootit tne ti
, VCil USW14lUUlll UIC liiiilU
"Well, I was sayinar, Koel wanted the
; sow and he was afeard he could 'nt buy
with put gettin some body to stand for him,
and I told hira ef he'd make me safe I'd o-o
S it or rliV: find Iia1 said hoVl ian I,;-
; r . . . J v uuim ii i o -uii, kj u ii
i 1 - . ttt .
h,f jj, at IVlfltra p',, sknft fri K Kvn.l T
nit was at wingate a shop to
' 11 1 .i 11 1. --r ...
. O I' iiavui Jk
,iU n11 -'1.1 vr' .i i i
iuici uuu uu iigiii, jtioej, snan t -.break
squares with us, nohow.; "Well Noel he bid
three dollars and a dime, and a quarter, and
I can't say which, in the positive" - -;"Goon
sir, if you please, about, the fight."
y Well, give me time . to bring it round righw
.Well Noel -did n't git the sow, bckngo John
Wall bid more'fi she was wuth. Well then
a cow was put up and Foster bid ten 'dollars
and a quarter and she? was knocked oil' to
him. Foster said he only bid " ten; dollars,
and S. said he bid ten and a quarter. They
gbt to disputinfand I thought; enough twas
said for a man to fight on, but Foster tuck
it. They, kept onjowerin and at last S
told Foster he'd be - ef he'd" scrupulate.
Foe. said he'd be ef he'd comboHcate
from what he said. Well, . about this time
I felt dry and went over to the doggery with
several and we all took a! stiff drink? I tuck
mine with sweetnin, Judge, Well Noel Hailes
seemea nurt about not gittin the sow, so I
! says,;Noel lets have some music to mak
JueJJen I know
a friend to me, and ef you'll mt Abo T.nrd
tq play 'Cotton eyed Joe," I'll treat to half
a pint. . Well in this; time we hearn the fuss
over the way and went out, and who should
we see but S lying down on the piezzcr, and
Foster as pale as skimmed milk Sez I men
let's have1 a faii- fight. Some one said. Ben
they've already lit." . !
"Mr. , did you see5 the fight?'T -"Well,
I can't say as I did, nor I can't
say.-rdidn't. I mought, and I mought not,
then again T mought." r
Do you recollect anytl'iino; about it, or
ere you in a condition to recollect?"
Well, Squire, you rather got mo tli
The fact is, I sometimes git discombobolal
ana my clemembrance ain't very clare: but
one thing I'm sure. of, Judge, and that is,
Noel treated? ii he didn't'I'Jl be !"
Here the State informed him that he eould
stand aside, and the courb not hanbenino- to
hear the oath the witness was permitted to
te tire amid the suppressed laughter of the
whole court room. 1 L
Editors. A good editor, a competent
newspaper conductor, is, like a Genbral or
a pireiruum, iioimuue. ! exercise ana ex
fc . X W . - X .1 I'll ' 1 -
perience give facility; but the qualification
IS innate, or is never manifesteu. On the
London daily, papers all the great historian
novelists, poets, " essayists, and writers of
travel,, have been tried, and nearly all have
failed. Wc might say all; for, after a dis
play of brilliancy, brief but grand, th ey died
out literally.. Their resources were exhaus
ted; . "I can" said the late editor of the
Times, to Moore, 'find any number of men
of genius to write for me but very seldom
one ma'n.of common 8en8e.,' The "thun
derers' in the Times, therefore, have, so far
4s we know, been men bf common sonso.
Nearly all .successful editors have been men
ofthis discretion. Campbell, Carlyle, Bu!
wer, and D'Israeli failed; Barnes, "Sterlir g
and Philips succeeded. In ErrglUnd eilitorn
rarely write for their journals. They rratl
select and "cut out the; work." In '"this
country, with a few exceptions, editors havo
not only to read, select and 'cut out the
workp'Mut do the writing too. On the
whole, American editors are the hardest,
writing men in the world.
Tht:, Power of thk Paess. Lord Stouly ti e
new 'British Secetary of the Colonics, in l it
speech to the lectprs of Kings Lynn, on his re
ejection to Parliament, thus spoke of the prtfsr
VFifty'years ago, Parliament had an almost
exclusive power of forming pnblic opinion upon
all qiestious of tha time, j That state of things
has changed. The vast development of the
power of the press during the last qnnrter of
a ceutury has introduced into modem polit ci
i n entirely new element. (Hear," hear.) It is
impossible to sit in IParliment without seeing
how. far and to how; great ' an extent modern
journalism affects even our parliamentary de
baters. ; fhe power of the press is in itself a
representation, (hear.)as I believe of the poor
and the humble against the powerful. It is a
protection which no legislation can take away;
and it.fs not of the least subjects of satisfaction
tome, looking back arthe few -years which I
have passed in public life, to think, that I was
one. of those who took part in , a measure- I
mean the removal of, the stamp duty- which
has given an increased devlopment to joarnal
lsm and of which we have seen cs ye,t onlyo
saall pollen of tha iCectsv (hr, Mzr). .
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