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TOR f i FFl OM OF TH ' PUSS IS IfSRPESABLR P'fOM THE HlfiHTS OP tIiE PEOPLE.
MYETTEVJLLE, N. C., SATUKDAY, OCTOB R 2. 1858.
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CLEMENT . WRIGHT.
Attorney at Lw, Fayetteville, N.C.
Office at the corner of Bow and Green streets.
Feb'y 3. 1S56.
J. A. SPEARS.
1TTORNEY AT LAW,
ATTENDS the Courts of Cumberland, Harne
Wake and Johnston.
Address, Toomer, Harnett Co., N. C.
Feb. 16. 1856. 85-y
BART WW FULLER,
Attorney at Law,
FAYGTTKTILLK, W, C ..
May be consulted at the Law Office of Jese G. Shep
herd, Esq., on Green Street.
July 19, 1856. 7-tf
ATTORNEY AT l W.
Can be found at the Office formerly occupied
by Dr. Gilliam, on Jiow Street.
FAVETTEVILLE, N. C.
Jane 26, 1858. tf
A. I- C i.upbeil,
VCCTIO-XSEM. fc COM.UISSIO UEltCIIANT,
East aide of Gillespie street.
FArirrKHLUi, N. C.
;t iT I. ttS"5
tl VilBIjE FACTORY,
BY GEO. LAUDER.
to E. V. Willki.igs
Fayerteville, N. C.
t. 1. 1856.
v. 11 P IT ! I V U TO
'i:'tral "mati'i "IercnT.
S )RTH WATER STREET.
IVil ninsrl-on, W O '.,
7 iv! p?rso i U !ttentio:i to the sale or shipment of
ill coisi-i-nits of Mival Stores or other country
-ro luc9."aai uny other b isiriess entrusted to his care,
will be pro-uptly attended to.
April 18. 1857. ly
li),)!)0 Tallow anted,
For which the highest cash price will be paid.
Oct. I. 185 A. M. CAMPBELL.
White Lead and
Linseed Oil, for
S. J. HINSDALE.
A constant supply of irr vnted Genuine An
ker Bolting Cloth all Nos., kept od hand and for
sale at the lowest prices by
Jan 30, 1859. lm 5 m af e 2w
uwax- HECEIVBD AN U FOli SALiti
PlanttngPotatoes i,Pink Eye) and fine Apples.
Also, a fresh supply of Raisins, Figs and
R. B HEIDE.
Oct. 24 13-tf foot of Haymount
FRESH TURNIP SEED.
' RED TOP,
RUT A BAGA,
Just received and for sale by
Jaly 11, 1857.
HeaTy 4-4 Beaver Creek Sheetings.
Cotton Yarn, Warp and Filling, Nos. 5 to 10.
Belt, Picker, Roller and Lace LEATHERS.
Oils and Manufacturer's Findings.
Winter strained. Sperm. Lard and Linseed Oils.
Shuttlie's Isinglass, French Glue, Emory, Roller
Cloth and Glass Steps.
J. H. HALL, Pres. B. C. M. Co.
July 26. 185C 8-tf
P tints, Oils, Varnish, Brushes, for
parsons indebted to the concern ofFRAXK &
JERRY aadj. H. ROBERTS CO., are requested
otcoin? frw.ird ail settle th'jir bills. If not settled
by the last of this mmth, they will fimd them in the
hands of a Lawful Collector. j
J. II. ROBERTS & 0O. I
May8. 185 Ofl-tf I
Mrs. Catharine J.
school vin Arch .St.) ou the
Ward will open her
1st Monday in Oct. 1858.
The Justices of Harnett Co., are
h ori Viv
-:i-n ierv;ii ;, on Mo nl-vy. the
her next, far tin tiM-waction of county
. ... pLiiiijc
G. W. PEGRAM, Chm'n.
OF" iimiflRiPTinv FUit i'.B
I Tbe following valuable real estate, tin- uropcrtx o i
E. C. Hall duo'd. is od'ered lor sale aud consists oi 'the !
following tracts :
That dusirable place k:ioivn as Koran, containing i
about 260 acres .vitii all tlie improvements. '1 his j
place will be sold entire or divided, to suit purchasers, !
; it being prooably oue of the b.jst business stainis iu 1
; the country, aud is . -vy 1 jsirable to those isiiing to
enter the mercantile business.
No 2, Consists af a Lot ami Brick Store (2 tene
ments in Cambleton, on Hridge Street near Claren
doa Bridge, r.nd is a very desirable stand for business.
No 3, Is 3 acant lots iu Janii-villton. known in City
plot as Nos 109. 111. 1 12, an half of lot 113.
No 4, Is fi. dwelling houseand lot on Haymount,
corner of Pla'nkroad and Adams St. "A very desira-
ble residence for the whole year.
No 5, Is a Corn Mill and Steam Engine and Boiler, I
of 10 or I 5 horse power. This is well worth the at-
inliA nf tliiwa lii. ir I--- ter prrcr is uott&Vftll- '
able, and will be sold at a great bargain, f
" For terms apply to J. H. HAETi, Assignee. i
August 1, 1857. til-tl
IFl E HEIDE,
and a vari
ety of arti
cles in tlie
C-- M j"
Foot of Haymount, Fayuteville, N. C.
Oct. 24. 1857. 73-v
Persons indebted to Jas. C. McEaehin, as Guardiau
of the heirs of John Morrison, dee'd, are hereby re
spectfuliy iuforined, that raid guardian bus in a great
majority of instances endorsed and transferred theii
notes to the undersigned. Also, that our urgent ne
cessities, apart from the reqi irements of the endorser,
compel us to collect as speedily as possible. AH those
indebted will therefore oblige us. and themselves too.
by paying up immediately. We must and will sue
where the money is not forthcoming.
A. I). MORRISON.
J. M. MORRISCX
Laurinburgh. N. C March 7. 1S57. 40-tl
TROY & FULLER,
Attornevs and Councilors
ROBERT Er TROY & JOHN P. FULLER, have
formed an association for the practice of their profes
sion in Robeson Co.. only R. K. Troy will also at
tend the Courts of Bladen a.id Columbus, and J P
Fuller those ofCumberlnnd.
Their Office iu Luuibcrtou will be kept open at Ai.r.
January 9, 1858. 83-tf
lensed this Hotel, will
former patrons and Frit
they will use evry cx
F. N. Roborts.
Jan. 9, 1 8 .1-!.
i tiou to pi
to see their
'S them that
f f. G. Smith
The Subscriber i:uvin; nt ili.ireh Term 13o8, of
the County Court of Cumberland, taken out let
ters of A iminislraiioii upon t!.e Estate of the late
Win. F. Wig'it!na:i, hereby untitle all persons in
debted to said estate to make Payment, and those
having claims against the same to present them
j within the time required by law or tiiis notice wfll
be pleaded in liar ,t their re.e.ovorv.
G. V. W1GHTMAN, Administrator.
March G, 1858. i)4-
respectfully informs hi
s friends and th public, thai he
has J.iilt up lare suost&utial iiricli liiiiidiiij; at his
Old Stand, expressly for mauiitacturiii'j Carriages.
Thanklul lor the very liberal patronage lit has received
for the last 21 years, he lmpes by strict attention to
business, with a"des:re te give satisfaction, to merit a
continuance of the same. He warrants his work to be
made of the best material and by experienced workmen
iu each branch of the business. His work will compare
favorably with any made in the United States, for neat -
ucpe- U(i uuiuuilllj.
lie is determined to sell and do any work in his line
on as jiooa terms a any work done elsewhere that is as :
well done. He now has on hand. Hnished, the largest ;
stock of CARRIAGES, BAROUCHES, ROCKAWAVS, i
AND BUGGIES, ever oilered in this place, and a very ,
large stock of work nearly finished, which will be sold
very low for Cash, or on short time to punctual custom
ers. sS-He has on hand more than OXE HUNDRED
AND FIFTY Vehicles finished and iu course of con
struction. jAll 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 receivedand promptly attended to.
Repairing executed at short notice and on very rea
Fayetteville. Oct X IS.tP
BRICK UlSOS AVD PLASTERER.
NY PERSON desiring work done in the bes
style in the above department, can secure m7
services by addressing me at Fayetteville, N. C.
Wr D. McD., will take contracts any where in the
country, within 100 miles from Fayetteville, and
prompt attention will be given to the same.
Sep. 12, 1857. ly
BEDSTEADS rfJYD CHAIRS
For Sale at reduced prices, at the Auction Store
Aug 21, 1858.
THE FALL AHD WINTER
J TJS T RECE1 VED.
(Call soon, secure a good
bargain and save money,)
One ot the largest. Hand
somest and cheapest
I stocks of BOOTS AND
SHOES, Ladies' GAI-
TE1IS, satiu and colored;
Ladies' and Gents DAN
CING SHOES, of a new
and beautiful pattern;
YOUTH'S and CHILDREN'S BOOTS. SHOES and
GAITERS; INDIA-RUBBER SHOES, and every
article in bis line.
His stock is choice and carefully selected by him
self, ai l buy -rs will Had it to thoir interest to call
before purchasing elseu here. II. FAULK.
eSAU who iinve lost their soles come for
ward, andihey will be r.JUWcd for Seventy-live cei.ts
and upwards. M. F.
B EM OVAL.
THE Subscriber Us u moved to the Store one dooj
East of 11. &, ii. J Lilly "s. where he bopto meet all
h:s old tr.ciids and to maie niauv new friends aud
customer. G. W."l- UULDSTON. .
Augu t 28, 180S.
The dweliin iiuiii-. a.m Lot on Uay
tJi Oouaid.MHi Ac..;e.iiy ju
lately oco.jp . ti i, ,loi:..i.r
of good iViii... r t -.i ii-1.' i i
u j l
ic iiii-.m v,.n.
xvith a well
front it will be sold a
oaryari or rent
u - zoo I io.iaiii ou reasonable terms
Also the two Sory
April 24, :
House ou Church St. near
I1JVD FOR SALE.
JOHN T. Gl Li M O a IE , po w f
f 'j T tJntaoerinna. about 14 miles Dewir ray- j
! etteville, and about 14 miles east of the Cane Fear i
Rirer. The entire swamp hag been successfully
drained of the large body of water by which it was
j heretofore covered. The land is apparently level,
being tree from ridges (which are so common to
swamp lauds generally) whilst there is an abundance
of fall, by which the rain water can be carried off
by ordinary ditches. A small portion of the land
has been in Cultivation about 7 vears and those
persons who have seen the crops, regard the laDd
as equal iu fertility to any they have seen in this
state or elsewhere. The location is healthy, the
neighborhood good, and the access to Favetteville
and Wilmington easy by means of a cooil" road li
miles in length leading directly to tbe river. Besides I
this, it is w iihm 3 miles of a beautiful little village.
upon a "igu aim ueanny jjiun, at the river, with a
Store, Ware-house and first rate lauding. All which
! ailord many conveniences to the neighborhood.
i several persons nave spoken ot purchasing, this is
; deemed a proper time to call their attention to the
j subject, in as much as there is a crop now growing
j upon a small portion of the land, bv which they can
judge of its production. -Reasonable terms will
be given to the purchaser.
Sept. 10, 1858. tf
JS0TICE TO SOLDIER'S WIDOWS.
rglHE WIDOAVS OF MEXICAN Soldiers,
A. and the Widows of Soldiers who pied
in service in the war ot 1812, can have their
pensions continued by calling on the undersigned.
Congress having made additional provision for
Give me the management of your claims,
the money shall come at once, or no charge.
JXO. M. ROSE.
Agt. for Pensions.
Fayettcville, June 19, 1S5S. tf
TW HE undersigned has made arrangements by
9 which he is prepared to furnish at short no
tice, any reqired quantity of
No. 1 PERUVIAN GUANO.
all of which will be from direct importations,
the Port of Wilmington, and warranted pure
genuine. - .
Orders lor tbe above excellent fertilizer at. so-
licited. to which prompt attention will be given.
As this is an article which does not admit of
beijisf sold on time, cash or its equivalent must ao-
company each order.
Is now receiving his Spring supply of
Amoriff which are
Prints. Lawns, and Brilliantes;
Co I'd and Rlack Silks;
Irish Linens ami Diapers;
Fanner's Linen. Twilled and Plain;
Cahimtre and Merino Twills;
White and ColM t'otton Hose;
Boltinir Cloths. No. (I to 10;
Slikand Straw Bonnets; Jkc
With almost every article in the Dry floods line; all
of which lias ben purch-.ised by the packa-re at the
late sab's in .New oi k and i'ln ludelphia: Will be
offered cheap for cah or on time to paving customers
i 1- .1 IV . .1 f '
I 1R . JAM Ii
mj decideu i
Town of Fiiyetti"
ces to the citizen
peiimiiienlly locating in the
nle. respectfully ofiVrs his servi
ot this place and surroun.lmo-
In ail Tlie various branches of his Pro-iiii-lu-iiiior
tbe maimfaeture of Mineral
Teeth, he is sati.-tied, afrer mi extensive
ence, to which is added a thorough Dental
eo u ca-
lion, rnai ne eit;i e eimi e. r-utiM ;ie i n m as Tar as
it is m t no power ot JJcntistry. All irregularities
j of the Teeth treated in a-proper and careful nian-
ner, as wen as uiseases oi me mourn, "Aone but
the proper metals are made use of in tho various
operations. Charges will be moderate, that the
benefits of the Profession may be placed within
the reach of all who may feel an interest in the
preservation of the Teeth.
t!F"0flice over Houston's Jewelry Store, where
he will be found at all times.
May 15,1858 tf
All persons are forwariicd from harboring, trading
or in any way unlawfully dealing: with Jesse Butts,
Dallas Butt, and Samuel Butts, who were bound as
apprentices to me under an order of Duplin County
Court, as I shall enforce the full extent, of the law
upon all offenders. I am informed that they are
lurking about in the county of Hatnett, in this State
in the neighborhood of Jackson Williams', where their
mother resides. I will give five dollars each, for their
apprehension so that 1 can get them.
JAiMES M. KINNEY.
Aug. 14, 1858, 6w
noiv r ceiving his Fall supplies of the above
I articles. He can supplv Country Merchants at
prices which he is sure will make it tbeir interest to
deal with him. He has for sale,
80 china tea-sets,
1300 Doz. Common Cups and Saucers,
500 " Fine do. do.
100 " Dishes,
200 Covered Dishes,
100 Doz. Pitchers,
800 " Plates,
1000 " Tumblers and Goblets,
Coffee Mills, Toy Locomotives, and Yan
kee Clocks by the box.
And other goods in proportion.
EFIn order to give time to have goods WELL
PACKED, country merchants should buy their
Sept. 4, 3m
-r FALL & WINTER GOODS.
a . J. A. PKMBERTOJV.
to!Tr 'eceiviS he most complete and extensive
otock of .
" 8i1e and Stanle Panw ann
:Uount. e .'lj ip i , -
iieaimotheivTof!er,,d by him, embracing all the latest styl
-u,eanat,eiitu-men'swfar. For Ladies' we
i KICU BLACK AND COLORED SILKS, IN LA
I "ATAftERC; ROBES A-QUILLE; AND
rjLi-. h... .
JLS ft 8nM 8'yles and Patterns in French Merinos
" i? DeLain with a great many other new styles of
sJJpWses, Also. French and American Prints; Deba-
.; riato and Plaid French Merinos; ic, &c.
a t - . i - i .
- J - .
e aha wis f some new 8tj
liom. velvet, ana Jleri
few very handsome Silk and French' Lace Bonnets;
with a great variety of New Style Trimmings and
French Flowers for Fall Bonnets.
A very large and well selected stock of
HEA.D Sr-HSL" ADE
made in the latest Ety les. Workmanship Warranted.
A few handsome Carpetings, Druggets and Hearth
Rugs; Trunks Valices; Boots aud Shoes; &c, ic.
With a great many other new style goods not men
tioned. To which my friends and the public generally
are invited to call early and examine, and purchase if
COUNTRY MERCHANTS and Wholesale borers
are respectfully invited to give me a call. I will
As 1 offer them some inducements in the way of handsome
J,WlftO, 1.UI U1UC1 A IICM) i 1III1III 1 DgS. V C .
J. A. PEMBERTOS.
Sept. 1, 1S58. 4t
ZtZ Able Negro Men wanted by the Subscribers
it to work on the Fayetteville and Western
Rail Road Sections 10 11 & 18 miles from Favetteville
for whom the highest price will be paid by calKng on
the Subscribers on the work-
D. G. & W. McDUFFIE.
March 27 91-tf
undersigned wishes to purchase
2500 BBLS. NO. 1 ROSIN.
Also, any quantity
of Nos. 2 and 3 Kosin. T. S. LUTTERLOH.
Aug 2. -6w
JOHW H. cook:,
AUG T I ONE E R.
OFFICE AND SALES ROOM,
Wilkins's Building, Hay Street.
WILL GIVE HIS PERSONAL ATTENTION
to sales of Real Estate, Stocks, Bonds, and every
description of Merchandize and Produce. Will
sell Household Furniture at Sales rooms or at
1 private residences. Will give special attention to
gaJes of Country Produce, and the purchase of any
description ot Goods, also attend to, the Discount
' nd Kenewal of Notes at the various Banks in this
FALL IMP OR TA TIONS !
We are now receiving the largest Stock of
STAPLE & FANCY" DRY GOODS,
LADIES' CLOAKS, MANTILLAS, HOOP
SKIliTS, READY-MADE CLOTHING,
HATS, CAPS, BOOTS. SHOES,
Ever offered by us; which will be sold at Whole
Sale cheap for cash or on the usual time for ap
proved paper. STARR & WILLIAMS.
Sept. 11 1858. -tf
LARGE SALE OF REAL ESTATE IN
THE TOWN OF FAYETTEVILLE.
By virtue ol a certain deed of mortgage, with full
powers of foreclosure, made by Samuel Minims to the
subscribers, registered in Book C. Ko 3, page 4SI5 in
the oSiee of the hegis-ter of Cumberland County, we
will sell, publicly at the Market House in Fayetteville
un Wednesday the 15th inst.
Sevkx Vaixable Lots of Laxd, being within the
bounds of the Town of Fayetteville, situated on
Robeson Barge and Streets; including the highly
improved lot. on which Thomas J. Minims now resides.
Here is ottered a rare oppitunity for investment in
Terms 9 ) diys credit for notes which will be ne
gotiable at the Uauks in Fayetteville.
ELIJAH F. MOORE.
EUW'U W. WILKIXGS.
Sept 3rd 1858. Mortgagees.
Observer copy 3 times.
S C HIEFF EL IN, BROS. CO.,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
DEUGS, PAINTS, OILS, PERFUMERY,
170 William St., Cor. Beekman, N. Y.
Invite the attention of the trade to their large and
varied stock of DRUGS, PAINTS, OILS, PER
In addition to their regular importation of Staple
Goods they are also receiving, direct from the sour
ces of production and manufacture, supplies of Tooth,
Hair aud Nail Brushes, Bronzes, Corks, Mortars,
Sponges, French and English Perfumerp. Lubin's
Extracts, and many other articles usually embraced
in Druggists' stocks, which they are also enabled to
otter on the most advantageous terms.
Orders, either in person or by mail, will receive
Sept. 4, 1 858. 6m-pd-
IVe have received a part, and are daily
expecting the balance, of our FALL AND WINTER
Embracing a very large stock of
Staple and Fancy Dry Goods.
Hats and Caps, Bonnets, Umbrellas,
Ready-Made Clothing, Ac, &c, Ac.
About 400 Cases of BOOTS AND SHOES well as
sorted, all of which we are disposed to sell at low
prices for Cash or good paper.
H. K E. J LILLY,
September 4, 1858. 6w town papers copy.
Medical Institution of Yale College
fBHE Course of Lectures for 1858-'9, will
Jl commence on Thursday, September 16th,
and continue four months.
Jonathan Knight. M. D., Prof, of tho Princi
ples and Practice of Surgery.
Charles Hooker, M. D., Prof, of Anatomy and
Henry lironson. M. D., Prof, of Materia Medica
Worthington Hooker, M. D., Prof, of the Theory
and Practice of Physic.
Benjamin Silliman. Jr., M. D , Prof of Chemistry
Pliny A. Jewf-tt, M. D., Prof, of Obstetrics.
Lectuifees, $68 50; Matriculation, $5; Grad
CHARLES HOOKER, Dean of the Faculty,
Now Haven, Sept. 4, 1656. 4t pd.
FAYETTEV1LLE, N. C.
The Last Victim of the Gauntlet.
An imperial rescript, bearing the date of the
20th of August, 1854. and the signature of the
Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, has abol
ished forevermore within realms of the whole
Austrian empire that terriblechastisement run
ning the gauntlet. Terrible it was, indeed a
' cruel and barbarous rennant of those dark and
dismal times called the middle ages. I witness
ed the last execution of this kind, and record
i it for the benefit of those who still cling with
j strange fondness even to the worst legacies of
i bj-srone centuries
On an autumn moruin8.in the year 1851. !
on the Eger river, in Bohemia, was formed urt
a large square on the spacious place before the'
residence of the comtnandaiu. In the middle !
of the square, drawn np iu hie, stood a com
pany of u rifle battalion, to which the delin
quent belonged It was unarmed, each private
(there were three hundred) being provided
with a switch, and placed at a small distance
; from the next man. At the tenth stroke of the
; clocks the drums were beaten, aud amidst a
silence deep and oppressive the prisoner was
j marched into tho square.
I He was as fine-looking a man as ever I had
'set eyes upon tall, powerful, and well formed
His handsome lea tu res, to which a black mous
tache gave a bold and martial expression,
shoDe forth in the full glow aud vigor of man
hood, only they were of a deadly paleness.
He was a non-commissioned o nicer
ring the lust campaign in Italy, iu 1849 he had
distinguished himself in such a manner that his
superior officers had ri commended him for pro
motion. Austria is more generous than Eng
land towards those that shed their blood in hei
service, and he would have beeu made a com
missioned offirer long since iu spite of his hum
ble origin and his poverty if it had not been
for a fatal impediment. This impediment was
his own passionate tempci ; he was a very
choleric man; harsh and brutal towards iiis in
feriors, morose and stubborn towards his su
periors whenever they deemed it necessary to
check or rebuke him. He was hated by the
men to the utmost. There was not a private
in the whole battalion that had not vowed him
revenge. He had never made one friend, nor
did he care to have one. Strict iu the per
formance of his military service the most min
or duties of which he discharged with the ut
most exactness he went his own way, reserved
solitary. Innumerable were tlie punishments
which he had bronght upon the men; for, how
ever slight the offence might be, he was sure
not to puss it over lu silence.
His superior officers respected him for his
jiscfcWsts, lti ubility, and JiUV-exac.tit ude, but
they did not like him The evident lack of
humanity in the man made him an object of
doubt rather than of love. Moreover, there
was a vague rumor about his having once struck
nt his own officer in the midst of a pell-mell
caused by a haud-to-haud ei. counter with the
cuerny. The report never took a clear shape,
the officer having been killed iu the engage
ment, and the gossippiugs of a few wounded
soldiers having been much too incoherent and
contradictory to lead a formal investigation of
the matter; besides, it was at the victory of
Kovarra. He had greatly distinguished him
self, and old Feild Marshal Radesky, had, with
his own hands, affiixed the golden medal on his
breast. The rumor, however, together with
knowledge of his harsh, and violent temper,
caused his name to be erased from the list of
those that were recommended forhigher promo
tion. When this incident was made knuwn to him,
he became even more sullen, more cruel than
ever; but always, as it was well understood, for
the benefit of the service, the slightest demands
of which he performed with the same immuta
ble strictness us he enforced them to be doue
A few weeks previous to the dreadful pun
ishment which he had now to undergo he was
mounting guard iu the outworks with some
twenty or twenty-five men of his own company.
It was a chilly, rainy night; and when the sen
tries were relieved they were glad to stretch
themselves wet as they were upon the floor
near the large stove in the middle of the guard
room. I he lloor not being very clean, (floors
seldom are iu these localities.) and the white
uuilorms of the men being wet, it was no won
der that the dirt adhered to them with a te
nacity that defied all exertion to get it off,
when the wearers were roused by this Serjeant
to prepare for standing guard once more. The
more they tried to rub their clothes clean the
more sturdily be lent a helping hand to their
eudeavorers bj an application of the sad equip
ment of every Austrian non-commiss oncd offi
cer the stick. Whilst he was fully at work,
cutting away at the men with a powerful arm,
the door opened, and the officer ou duty en
tered the guard-room.
"Attention!" commanded the Serjeant; and,
saluting his superior, made the usual report
that nothing worth remarking had happened.
The officer, a young ensign, fresh from the mili
tary school, aud almost a boy, took no notice
of this important news, but asked the sergeant
in a brisk and somewhat impetuous manner,
"What he was again striking the men for?"
The sergeant, already much annoyed at this
interference, gave a surly aud unwilling answer;
and, when the young officer rebuked him, in a
severe and perhaps somewhat haughty manner,
the violent and passionate man, losing all self
control, lifted up his hand against his officer.
It was but one fatal moment quick as light
ning. The uplifted baud never descended; it
was caurht by a dozen powerful arms. He was
felled to the ground and disarmed. Half an
hour afterwards he louud himself iu irons in the
Lilting tbe arm against a superior is consid
ered a cauital crime. Iu this case it had been
' commit ted whilst both parties were ou duty,
i ud the Austrian military laws are the very
, i-..t ;.. i.o ..rll to be trifled with. The fol-
' lowing day he was tried by court martial, and
i sentenced to be shot. When the sentence was
forwarded to the competent authority Tor rati
' ficat ion, it happened to be the superior's until
! versary day; capital punishment was commuted
the crimnal had to run the gauntlet,
j A cruei act of grace waa this commutation!
I Wheu the first sentence had beeu read ovr to
him, he had remained cold and impassable; not
a muscle of his proud face stirred. He did not
fear death: he hud looked it in the face many a
time without flinching, and to die in the open
air, pierced by a dozen balls a soldier's death
what should he care much for that? Bnt
when he was informed that he had to run the,'
gauntlet twice through his company, after Iiav
ing been previously degraded, he trembled for
the Grst time in his life. He knew of many a
soldier who had run the gauntlet thrice through
-aawi( W'tllUIIUII, OIIU IIUK Uvvll tMC I VI OV avr
it after all; he knew of some that had even
married afterwards, and brought up families of
children; he was fully aware that the issue of
this terrible torture depended entirely upon tho
dispositions of the men. Dreadful reflection J
ft W It fit A Vtl rtnKn navxl nr Knnn t l k WArCA fAt
r. ' 6 ; : ' """"
Above all he thought of the shame, the dis-
"-immh i..t. -
" the evefrwlg- pMTlous to the pnnishmefrfT"
t,,e secoi,d ri" battalion of Kherenhuller in-
fantry would have been unfit for service; the
men were drunk. They had got up a carousal
in joy and honor of the coming day . But in the
morning they were sober enough v. The drums
ceased to beat as soon as the prisoner had ar
rived iu the middle of the square; his 'escort
fell back. He stood alone near the right wing
of the company. There was a dead silence;
not a respiration was to be heard from all the
thousands gathered on the spot. The com
manding officer read the sentence over him for
the second time. This done, he exhorted the
men, according to custom, to dispense with all
feelings of compassion, and to do their duty
conformably to the law. The colonel went
1,11 on" tllls liit't oi the formality m a quics
ana nurnea maimer, us ii lie were unwilling to
orm it. N he Wiis; lie knew but too well
that, in this instance, there was no need what
ever for exhortation. Those preliminaries being
over, the prisoner was di livticd into the hauiU
of I he provost.
When the latter tore off from his uniform the"
golden lace and galloons the insii ks of his mil
itary rank throwing Hum, together with the
gold medal, at Ins fett, ihe face of the unfortu
nate man bt.-rniiii- pur) i mill hit, dark eyes
flashed fire When lu- was striped of his coat
and shirt, and pluci-d at she entry of the terri
ble street, through which he hail to pass, he be
cume pale again. Two soldiers went ahead of
him ; they marched backward, with their bay
onets presented to his breast, so as to force him
to keep measure lo a drum which brought up
the rear. The drum was muffled : its slow
and dismal beats sounded like the music of a
When he received the first stroke is featur
es assumed the expression of pain, aud his firm
set lipp quivered slightly. This was, however,
the only sign of sensation. Crossing his arms
ovsr his breast and pressing his teeth close
WijetWr JjU -uroud faett. remained .henceforth
imuiovuoie. iiis merciless enemies enjoyed
but an iticomolete tiinmuh ft pr nil thr-v
j might slash his body in pieces, but his proud
! and indomitable spirit they could liot break.
ni. i i i . , . . r - . . . .
me uiows oescer.ueu wiin a tearlul violence
upon him. After the first dozen blood came;
but never did he utter one single exclamation
of pain; never not even with a look did he
implore for mercy. An expression of scorn
and disdain was deeply set on his face, as pale
as death. When he had reached at last the
left-wing of the company, his lacerated back
presented a frightful appearance. Even his
most exasperated enemies might well have been
satisfied now; if it had but been possible, the
commanding officer himself would have inter
ceded in his behalf; but this was not even to bo
thought of; the law must have its course. They
faced him right about, he had to make the
same way back again.
There was one formality connected with this
punishment which was a cruel barbarous and
shameful mockery; the delinquent had to thank
bis executioners for his tortures.
When the victim had arrived at the file lead
er of the right wing of his company, and tho
dreadful execution was over at last, he threw
one last, long look, full of contempt, at his
tormentors. Then he svasseen staggering like
a drunken man towards the commanding officer.
His eyes, swollen with blood, beamed with an
unnatural brightness, his respitation was short
and painful; touching his head with his right
hand, in token of the military salute, he said in
a voice that came out of llis throat with a rat
tling sound, but that was nevertheless distinct
ly audible all over the place: "I have to thnnk
your honor for this exquisite punishment," aud
fell down d-ud.
Death cf Ex-Gov. Bagby.
The Telegraph announces the death, by yel
low fever at Mobile, of Arthur 1'. Bagby, a na
tive of Virginia, but for thiriy years past a
distinguished citizen of Alabama. As a poli
tician and a lawyer, he occupied during that
period a position autung the first men of his
adopted State, lie was elected to the Legis
lature of Alabama when a young man, and
was soon made Speaker to the branch of that
body to w hich he belonged. He afterw ards
filled, respectively, the office of Governor of
A labama, Senator in Congress for one term,
and Minister to ISnssia for a year or two, the
last mentioned nffice under the appointment
of President Pulk Since hi3 return from
Rusda. he has not, we believe, held any public
offi-e or taken a prominent part in public af
fairs. He has beeu mostly engaged in the
practice of his profession in the h.gh court-; of
his State. lie had a bili elm meter for nbiMy,
both as a lawyer and a politician. In his
politics he was a consistent Democrat through
out his political career.
Lectuhe bv W. .1 Saodf.rs, Esq. The
Lecture by William J. Saunders, Esq., of this
City, on Thursday evening last in the Commons
Hall', (under the auspices of the Oak City
Guards) on the Life and Character of Thomas
Jefferson, was in every respect on excellent pro
duction. He entertained his audience for more
than an hour with one of the most just and
beautiful tributes ever paid to the sage of
Monlicello. He was listened to with marked
attention, and the attention andjapplause which
he received evinced the pleasure felt. by the
audience. We have no time now to say more,
bnt we should be pleased te lay this lecture, or
portions of it, before our readers. Raltigh