North Carolina Newspapers

    o
- - - - $
it V'-. v - '
r
1
-fc
terms, $2 oo tee annum, " THE NOBLEST MOTE (S fflE "PUBLIC GOOD" payable in advance.
- . - - , -
volume xx. FAYETTEVILLE, N. C., JRDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1858. no. 1,023.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
Single copy, in advance, per annum $2,00
" " at the end of the year 3,00
No subscription will be received for less than six
months.
TtfVteH of lvertisinf;.
Sixty cents per square of 16 lines, or less, for the
Crst, and 30 cents for each subsequent insertion, for
any period under three months.
For three months $ 1 00
For six months, ' 6 00
For twelve months, 10 00
Other advertisements by the year on favorable
terms. Advertisers are particularly requested to
state the number of insertions desired, otherwise they
will be inserted until forbid, and charged accordingly.
JOB WORK of all kinds executed neatly and
promptly.
MARTIN & PEARCE.
LEGAL ISTOXTCES.
WRIGHT AND FULLER.
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
CLEMENT G. WRIGHT and BARTHOLOMEW
FULLER have associated themselves together
for the practice of their profession. Prompt atten
tion given to all business committed (o thfir charge.
They will practice in the counties of Cumberland,
Harnett, Sampson, Robeson and Bladen.
Nov. 13. 1S.X. tf
TIM) Y & FULLER,
Attorneys and Counsellors
AT LAW.
LU.MBRUTOX V. C.
ROBERT E. TROY & JOHN P. FULLER, hav i
formed an association for the practice of their
profession in Robeson Co.. only R. E. Troy wfll j
also at tend me oouris oi ii;ioeu ;mu uuiuiuimp,anu
J. P. Fuller those of Cumberland.
Their Office in Luuiberton will be kept open at
am. times.
January 0, 18.58. 83-tf
.1. A. SI'K.A us.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
VTTENDS the Courts of Cumberland, Iliirnctt,
Vake and Johnston.
Address, Toomer, Harnett Co., N. C.
Feb. 10. 18f;. 85-y
W. O. 3IV1,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Can be found at the Office formerly occupied
ly Dr. Gilliam, on lov Street.
FAVETTEVItLE, X. C.
June 20, 1S58. tf
. MC- C?3tx-iploXl,
AUCTIONEER it COMMISSION MERCHANT,
East Side of Gillespie Street,
Faykttk vili.k, N. C.
Nov. 13. 185.8
W. II TURLINGTON,
General Commission Ploicliant.
NORTH WATER STREET,
IVilminglon, JY. C,
"tX7"ILL give personal attention tothosale or ship
T Y ment of all consignments of Naval Stores or
other country produce, and any other business en
trusted to his care, will be promptly attended to.
April IS 1S57. ly
XE3?",,XJS,JrL""-
,R. JAMKS DAVIS, imvlng
decided on lM-rmanontlv locating in the
Towfi of Fayetteville, respectfully o tiers his servi
ces to the citizens of this place and surrounding
country. Tn all the various branches of his Pro
fession, including the manufacture of Mineral
Teeth, he is satisfied, after an extensive experi
ence, to which is added a thorough Dental educa
tion, that he can give entire satisfaction as far as
it is in the power of Dentistry. All irregularities
of the Teeth treated in a proper and careful man
ner, as well as diseases f the mouth, None but
the proper metals are made use of in the various
operations. Charges win no. 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.
fsPOflice over Houston's Jewelry Store, where
he will be found at all times.
May 15, 1858 tf
3VIirTDlo Factory,
m a
BY GJCO. LAUDER,
Two Doors above C. T. Haigh & Son's Store,
Fayetteville, Is". C.
Oct. 1, 1856. ly.
1A AAALBS. TALLOW WANTED. tOR
JLyj JJJ which the highest cash price will be
paid. M. CAMPBELL.
Oct. 1, 1850.
tf
White Lead and Linseed Oil, tor
eale by
Aug. 15,
S. J. HINSDALE.
03-tr
ilM M Ma M
A
l T m. . m i.
(IS patterns,) Cake Baskets, Candlesticks,
Cups, Tea Sets, Goblets, Spoon Holders,
Butter Dishes, Butter Knives, Mo
lasses Cups, Napkin Rings,
Tea Bells, Pie Knives,
Sugar Tongs, and
Spoons.
FRENCH
FORKS,
AND
SPOONS,
of all sizes. For sale Low at the "Crockery Store."
LAW JNOTICi:.
rpilE SUBSCRIBERS havin.sr associated themselves
. together in the pr ictice of Law, under the name
and style of CAMERON & SHAH, will attend the
County and Superior Courts of Moore. Montgomery,
Anson. Richmond and Robeson. All business en
rusted to them will receive their prompt attention.
Address Cameron and Shaw. Attorneys at Law,
Rockingham. Kiclimoiul county, N. C.
Jxo. W. Camkkox. Jno. D. Shaw.
May 1, I"S. ly
OCt. 2. - JinJ W. N. TILLLNIIUAST.
JTJST EECEIVED,
BY ADAMS' EXPRESS COMPANY,
AT THE O.YE PRICE CLOTB1YG STORE,
A SECOND SUPPLY OF
READY 13 AD i: CLOTHING
CONSISTING OK
A LARGE supply of Pants, with side stripes and
without. Also, a lot of plain front Pants, suit-
j able for old gentlemen. Business Coats, Over Coats,
Frock and Dress Uoats. all-wool flannel
Shirts, and Drawers, Yoke-neck
Shirts, warranted to be
extra, Marseilles
Bosom Shirts.
Stocks, Suspenders, Gloves, Hoisery, Gentlemen's
Buggy Blankets, Valises and Trunks. All these goods
will be sold reasonable for cash, or to persons who
pay their bills when presented.
A. J. WOODWARD.
I Two doors below S. J. HinsualeTs Drug Store,
I Nov. 27. -ot 3arket Square.
JUST RECEIVED,
A GOOD asssorttnent of
u: Kerseys. JJlanketw. Twoeder "'
Jeans, Satinetts, Cassimeres,
Prints, Shoes, &c.
ALSO-
18 Doz. Hoop Skirts,
50 " Linen and Marseilles Shirts.
STARR & WILLI A. MS.
Nov.
27.
-tf
Christmas 2 Christmas ! !
A LAIIOK AND WKI.I. SELECTED LOT OF
Toys, itml Fancy Articli ,
O CITABLE for tic Christmas Iloli.lays. just re
O ceived anl for sale by MRS. M. BANKS.
Dec. 4. ot
N! W DUV GOODS .
W. MAC1NTYRE-
IIAS RECEIVED
Cloths, Cassimeres, S ttinetts, Twedes,
Kent'k Jeans, Kerseys, Linseys, Flannels,
Blankets, Merinoe's Bomb'zines, Alpaccas
Muslin DeLanes, Calicoes, Ginghams,
Brilliantes, Marseiles, Silk Velvets, Silk
Ilobes, Silk Dress Goods. Jaconets,
Xain-sook, Swiss, Tarlton, Book Muslins,
Silk Illusion, Lace Veils, Silk fringes,
Laces, Edgings, Braids, Tapes, Bonnet
Pubbons, Table Damasks, Napkins,
Towels, Diapers, Irish Linen Shirting,
Sheetings, Bedticks Shawls,
Cloaks, Mantillas, Challices,
Elastic, Enameled, and Itibbon Belts,
Bonnets, Col'd Elats, lluches, Artificials,
Extension skirts, skirt cord,
Brass, spring, ratan, Whalebone.
Cotton seine twine, nett twine,
Cotton cards. Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes
and Gaiters.
Oct. 23. tf
USEFUL ARTICLES.
T7LUIDf Oil aul Lard L-. ;.fya.
Brittania and Brass Candlesticks;
- Superior Steel Siiullers;
Brittania Castors. Tea Pots and Coffee Pots:
Brittania SPOONS and LADLES;
Brittania Communion Sets, Goblets and Cups;
Tinned Iron Spoons and Ladles;
Planished Tin Coffee Urns anTl Pots, Tea Pots;
Oyster and Beef Steak Dishes, and Dish Covers;
Waitkks, of all sizes and shnpes.
Fixe Scissons; large for cutting, small for embroid
ery; Razors and Pocket Knives;
Basltef! Baskets!
for all purposes;
COFFEE "MII,S,
Iron and Stone Morters;
Stone Crocks; Tin Ware;
Cedar Tubs, Pails, Churns and Bowls;
Coun'er Scales, to weigh i to 540 lbs;
Family Scales, to weigh every ounce to 4 lb;
Cocoa Dippers; Hair and Wire Seives;
Table Mats; Feather Dusters;
Dust Pons; Curtain Pins;
Hand and Tea Bells.
Music Portfolios; Ladies Work Boxes; Rosewood
Toilet Boxes;
Ladies' Leather Bags, (large;)
"White Satin Beads and White Cut Beads, for
fancy work;
Forte Monaies. entirely of leather, a superior article;
Electric Polishing Powder; Boyrs Saws; Corkscrews.
A great variety of other useful articles, too tedious
to mention. Come and soe for yourselves at the
' Crockery Store.'' W. N. TILL 1NGII AST.
Oct. 2. -;in
TIE-IIE STJOBSRIBER
S now receiving one of the largest and most care
fully selected stocks ever offered bv him in this
market, comprising every style and quantity of
LADIES', GEJVTS. MISSES' AJYD BOYS'
BOOTS, SHOES, GAITERS, S,-c.
Axn, IN' FACT. EVEUYTIIIXC I srAI.I.Y SOLD IX Ills LINE.
Planters and all others who desire to purchase a
superior article of
No. 1 BROGAXS,
are respectfully solicited to call and examine his stock.
Having just returned from the North, and exam
ined my Goods carefully before purchasing, I flatter
myself that I am now prepared to sll them upon as
good terms as they can be bought in this market.
LEATHER of all descriptions, and for all pur
poses, constantly on hand.
The above articles will be sold cheap for cash.
M. FAULK.
Oct. 23 tf
CLOTHING! CLOTHING!!
GR IIAM. is now receiving, a fine Stock of
REAUY-JIADi'. Cl-OTHIXG, to suit the
FALL Sf WIXTJ2R
OF THE LATEST STYLES.
He would solicit his customers and friends to give
him a call, as he offers his Clotiuxo low for CASH
or oh reasonable terms to prompt paving customers.
'GARMENTS CUT IN THE LATEST FASHION,
lie may be found east jam on Market Square.
Oct. 9, 3tn
WANTED,
FOR the year 1S59, four young men and two women,
cnmri affivp and clennlv. for Table and Chamber
Servants one good Cook, (a man preferred.) strong
and healthv ; and also one sober, honest and indus
trious fellow for Ostler. For such servants, (slave?
would be preferred.) liberal prices will be given, and
wages paid quarterly.
Fayetteville, X. C, Dec. 4. 5t
KEIIIE3S"S
PATENT CHEMICAL GREASE
FOR, AXLES, MILL GEARING, $-c.
THIS Grease for Stages, Wagons, Carts. Carriages,
Mill Gearing. Heavy Bearings, &c, is found to
be the best in use. It is warranted to stand any tem
perature. It combines the body and fluidity of Tal
low. Beeswax and Tar, keeps-the Axles always cool
and does not run off, and is unsurpassed in durability.
Manufactured by J. Headley, New York.
A consignment on hand, and for sale at the office
ot the Carolinian," Market square. In 21b. boxes,
price 25 cents per box.
Nov. 20. 185tf. tf
FRESH SUPPLIES OP ' . , 4
f ZEST O """ GrOODO:
OF GREAT VARIETY.
TTUTS. FRUITS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
J And all kinds of YANKEE NOT10S8. ;
FIRE WOKKS of everv sort, - "
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS, of great variety,
And KNICKNACKS of all kinds, -?V
tine article of Chewing and Smoking TOBACv"
and SEGRS. -'Xv '
TOYS of all kinds for Children, '
A great, variety of Fine and Fancy CANDIES, tu
Z&r- Call and examine, and you will doubIe ti
pleased. JAMES R. LEE, Hotel Building. 1
Dec. 11, 1858. 6m H. Erambert's oldjtor;
NEW FIRM AND NETT GOODS
THE subscribers have formed Copartnersfro undcv
the name of ,- . l-HrL
GOLDSTON FULLER . JjJ?
And offer for sale a ' rge and well selected sflt
GROCERI E-HAIWAWtffi-fJV'
SADDLERY, BOOTS. SHOES, COTTON
YARN, SHEETINGS, Ac, f .
To which they call the attention of their friends and
customers generally. Store one door East of H. &
E. J. Lilly.
G. W. I. Goldstox. A. W. Fuller.
Nov. 20. -lm Town papers 1 m.
mr k n ?ft jSs.
11 VS- II . . II
li La5
JAMES MARTINE is now receiving a large and
general assortment of everything in the above line.
ALSO
A prime article of Rio, Lauira and Java COFFEE;
Crushed and Brown Sugar ; Sugar House Syrup and
Molasses.
All of which is offered on as good terms as can be
had in this market.
Nov. 27. tf
Paints, Oils, tbc.
SPERM. Refined. Lard, Linseed and Tanner's OIL ;
WHITE LEAD ; Ruining Fluid ; Putty ; Window
Glass and Sash of all sizes.
ALSO
A fresh supply of Pond's Pain Destrover.
For sale by JAS. MARTINE.
Nov. 27. tf
S-to-res, Slacet-Iron,
TIN-WARE, &c.
3 W hnnd. ;l lnrt'e assortment nf Tli.v anr? nnlcfrrrr
Stoves; Tin-ware; Shect-Iroii ; Lead Pipe." A1-
so the " Ola Dominion Cotlcc Pot." For sale by
Nov. 27. tf JAMES MARTINE.
LUTTERLOIVS LINE.
STEAMER "FANNY" leaves Fayetteville every
k9 Monday and Thursday morning, at 15 minutes
after Sun-rise; and Wilmington, Tuesday and Friday,
at o'clock. carrying paasengers and freight.
Steamer ' SOUTHERNER' with a full comple
ment of Flats, makes one or more trips per week, as
circumstances may require.
The accident to the Steamer "ROWAN" will be
repaired in a few days. She will then take her place
in the line. T. S. LUTTERLOH.
Oct. 0. -tf
NOTICE TO SOLDIER'S WIDOWS.
JUIE WIDOWS OF MEXICAN Soldiers,
B and the Widows of Soldiers who ttt!t
in service in the war ot 1812, can have their
pensions continued bv eallin- on the undersionAd.
Congress having made additional provision for
them.
Give me the management of your claims, and
the money shall come at once, or no charge.
JNO. M. ROSE.
Agt. for Pensions.
Fayetteville, June 19, 1858. tf
Dr. Frank If'llliam's Rye. Whiskey.
E MITCHELL has made arrangements with Dr.
Frank Williams, to be constantly supplied with
his celebrated RYE WHISKEY, which can be had at
his Store at all times, by wholesale or retail.
Oct. Hi. 185S. tf
""L t- -- a p- --
SCOTTISH AMERICAN JOURNAL.
Second "7"cX-u.aLO,
CJ Hi INro-veiiiber, 1858.
IN announcing a new volume of the Scottish American-
Jourxal, the Proprietor begs to call atten
tion to those features of the paper which have already
secured for :t a larpre share of support, and which
ought to commend it to the patronage of a still more
numerous class of readers.
The special feature othe paper is that it is a Seot
fish. journal, containing notices or every event occur
ring in Scotland that can be regarded as of the least
interest, to natives of the country now residing on this
continent. The news of the whole eountry is careful
ly collected and condensed, so that no event which it
concerns Scotchmen to kno v is ever omitted from the
columns of the paper. Articles relating to Scottish
subjects, original and selected, are also published from
time to time and the more special character of the
Journal is sustained by literary features of national
interest in the form of tales, historical and miscellan
eous sketches, anecdotes and poetry.
While thus national in its character so far. these
special features occupy comparatively limited space
in the eight large pages of which the paper consists,
three-fourths oi which are devoted to news and other
general matter calculated to be of interest to all clas
ses of readers, and not to Scotchmen alone. A care
fully compiled epitome of intelligence from England,
Iivlrtnd, the continent of Europe, and all part of the
world is given in every number, with extracts from
the leading articles of the British Journals on the
most interesting public topics of the day.
With a view to increase the popular interest of the
" Scottish American Journal,7' nd to add to its val
ue as a family paper, arrangements have been made
for a series of attractive tales, founded chiefly on sub
jects connected with Scottish life. The first of these
stories, entitled " Clara Howard : a tale of the Cri
mean War," commences with the first number of the
new volume. A considerable instalment of the storv
will be given in every number till it is completed,
and it will form interesting reading for the winter
evenings alike for old and young. It will be follow
ed by a succession of other tales of equally popular
character.
TERMS OF SCB3 CKIPTION.
One copy one year, $2 50
Subscriptions (invariably in advance,) received at
the Carolinian Office, where specimen copies can be
obtained on application. Agonts for North Carolina,
Dec. 4. MARTIN & PEAEQB.
V
k EANCY GOODS, TOYS,
pHB subscriber, is tiow receiving a large stpplt
X of Goods in his line, consisting of
. Foreign and Domestic Fruits, euch as Raisins,
1 - Dried Figs, Prunes, Currants, Oranges,
- - . Nuts, and Preserves, together with
. . large and well selected assort
J ment of Toys, Spices, Sar-
, . -lines all of which the
ar subscriber is deter-
mined to sell
cheap for
J Cash
ood supply of Groceries, kept constantly on
jiro A genuine article of castile soap.
Pec. 4. lm R. E. HE1DE.
p: STEDMAN AND J. W. HORNE,
- - CXI'ER THE NAME ANT) STYLE OP
$1 - STEDMAN & HORNE, JR,
ysssociated themselves together in a gener-
ri-iff?l,y;'i'--vl8lOi- j(Hor -ad Carter Busi
ness, and are now receiving a well selected Stock of
Goods in their line, which they are willing to ex
change for money or produce.
Their stock consists in part of the following arti
cles :
Brown, Crushed, and Loaf Sugar ; Rio,
Laguira and Java Coffee ; Butter, Cheese,
and Crackers ; Lard, Pork, and Western
Bacon ; No. 1, Mackerel, in Bbls, Hfs. and
Kits ; Tobacco, Snuff and Cigars ; Foreign
and Domestic Wines and Liquors.
Next door to D. & W. McLaurin, 1 N
Hay street, Fayetteville, N. C. f
lov. 20. -3m
CARRIAGE FACTORY.
A. A. M'KETHAN
KEEPS constantly on hand a large assortment of
Vehicles of every description, which are well
and faithfully made and finished in the lightest and
neatest styles. His facilities for doing carriage
work are greater than any establishment South,
which enables him to sell his work on the most favor
able terms.
Nov. 13. 1858. tf
SPECIAL COURT. " "
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
CUMBERLAND COUNTY. )
Superior Court of Law, Fall Term, 1858.
His Honor Romulus M. Saunders, Judge Presiding.
IT is ordered by the Court, that a special Term of
this Court, be held on the second Monday in Feb
ruary. A. D. 1859.
Jurors, Witnesses, and suitors in Civil Cases are
hereby notified to attend.
Witness, John W. Baker, Jr., Clerk of our said
Court, at OfH'e, the seventh Monday after the fourth
Monday in September, A. D. 1858.
JOHN W. BAKER. Clerk.
Nov. 27. tc
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY.
Court of Picas and Quarter Sessions, Oct. Term,
1858.
M. B. McRae, vs. Martin A. Malloch.
C?RIfiI5LAL attachment levied on the defendant's
J undivided intest in 92 acres of land. "' " ?
. It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that
the defendant M A Malloch is not an inhabitant of
this State : on motion, it is therefore ordered by the
Court that publication be made in the North Caroli
nian, a newspaper published in the Town of Fayette
ville, for six successive weeks, notifying the said M
A Malloch, to be and appear at our said Court of
Pleas and Quarter Sessions to be held for the County
aforesaid, at the Court House in the Town of Troy, on
the first Monday in January next, then and there
to be and appear to plead or replevy, or final judg
ment will be entered against him to satisfy Plaintiff" s
debt, interest and cost.
Witness, John McLennan, clerk of our said court at
office in Troy, on the first Monday of October, A D
1858, this Oct. 9th 1858.
JOHN McLENNAN, C. C. C.
Nov. 20, 6t
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
MONTGOMERY COUNTY. )
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Oct. Term,
1858.
T. Bostick, vs. James B. Malloch.
ORIGINAL attachmeat levied on the defendant's
undivided interest in 92 acres of land.
It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that
the defendant, J B Malloch, is not an inhabitant of this
State : on motion, it was ordered by the Court that
publication be made in the North Carolinian, a News
paper published in the town of Fayetteville, for six
successive weeks, notifying the said J B Malloch to
be and appear at our said Court of Pleas and Quarter
Sessions, to be held for the county aforesaid, at the
Court House in the town of Troy, on the first Monday
in January next, to plead or replevy, or final judgment
will be entered against him to satisfy Plaintiff's debt,
interest and cost.
; Witness, John McLennan, clerk of our said Court at
office in Troy, on the first Monday of October, A D
1858, this 9th Oct, 1858.
JOHN McLENNAN, C. C. C.
iNov. 20. 6t
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
f MONTGOMERY COUNTY.
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Oct. Term,
i 1858.
T. Bostick, vs. Martin A. Malloch.
ORIGINAL attachment levied on the defendant's
undivided, interest in 92 acres of land.
It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that
the defendnt, M A Malloch. is not an inhabitant f
this state: on motion, it was ordered by the Court
that publication be made in the North Carolinian, a
Newspaper published in the Town of Fayetteville. for
six successive weeks, notifying him to be and appear
at our said Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, to be
held for the county aforesaid, at the Court House in
Trov. on the first Monday in January next, to plead or
replevy, or final judgment will be entered against him
to satisfy Plaintitt s, debt, interest ana cost.
Witness, John McLennan, clerk of our said Court at
office in Troy, on the first Monday of October, A D
1858, this 9th Oct., 1858.
JOHN McLENNAN, C. C. C.
Nov. 20. 6t
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
MONTGOMERY COUNTY.
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Oct. Term,
1858.
"William Ringstaff and wife, "Williamson Chappell
and wife Patience, vs. Murdoch B. McKae. Row
land Chappell, Executors of Joseph Blake.
Petition for account and Settlement.
IT appearing to the satisfaction of the court that
William Ringstaff and wife. Williamson ChaDDell
and wife Patience, are not inhabitants of this State :
on motion, it is ordered by the Court that publica
tion be made in the North. .Carolinian, a newspaper
published in the Town of Fayetteville, for six succes
sive weeks that they be and appear at the next Term
of this Court, to be held for the County aforesaid, at
the Court House in the Town of Troy, on the first
Monday in January next, then and there to plead
answer to this petition, or the same will be held pro
confesgo as to them."'' k
Witness, John McLennan, Clerk of our said Court
at office in Troy, on the first Monday in October A. D.
1858. JOHN McLENNAN, Clerk.
Nov. 20. Ct
' THE X0RT1I CAROLINIAN.
FAYETTEVILLE, N. C.
TJMTED STATES GOVERNMENT.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, 1858.
The 18th Presidential Term of four years,
since the establishment of the Government of
the United States under the Constitution, be
gan on the 4th of March, 1857, and will expire
on the 4th of March, 1861.
SALARY.
James Buchanan, of Pa., President, $25,000
J. C. Breckenridge, of Ky., Vice-President, 8,000
THE CABINET.
Lewis Cass, of Mich Secretary of State, 8,000
Howell Cobb, of Ga., Secretary of Treasury, 8,000
J. B. Floyd, of Va., Secretary of War, 8,000
Isaac Toucey, of Ct., Secretary of Navy. 8,000
Jacob Thompson, of Miss.. Sec'ry of Interior, 8,000
A.- V.TR-owtt. of Tenn.Pot Muter General. 8,000
J. S. Black, of Pa., Attorney General, ' 8,000 j
The Congress of the United States consists
of a Senate and Honse of Representatives, and
mast assemble at least, once every year, on the
first Monday in December, and also at the call
of the President by proclamation.
The Senate is composed of two members
from each State, which are chosen by the Leg
islatures of the several States, for the term of
six years, one third of them being elected bien
nially. N
The Vice-President of the United States is
the President of the Senate, in which body he
has only a casting vole, which is given in case
of an equal division of the votes of the Senators.
In his absence, a President pro tempore is cho
sen by the Senate.
The Honse of Representatives is composed
of members from the sereral States, elected by
the people, for two years.. The Representa
tives are appointed among the different States
according to the population. The present
ratio, according to the new appointment, is one
member for every 10,680 souls, in each State
making the whole number of members 233.
The compensation of each member of the Sen
ate and House of Representatives is $3,000
per session, or $6,000 for each Congress, and
$8 for every twenty miles of travel in the usual
road, in going to and returning from the seat
of Government.
The number of Electors of President and
Vice President, under the new appointment,
will be 296, of whom 149 is necessary for a
choice.
The Government of the United States is rep
resented by Ministers Plenipotentiary, at the
Courts of Great Britain, France, Russia, Aus
tria, Spain, Brazil, and Mexico ; and by
Charges d' Affairs at the Courts of most of the
other foreign countries, with which this country
is much connected by commercial intercourse.
The pay of Ministers Plenipotentiary is $9,000
per annnm, as a salary, besides, $9,000 for out
fit. The pay of Charges d'Affairs is $4,500
per annum ; of Secretaries of Legation., $2,000
of Ministers Resident, $5,000.
Marriages at the North.
More than four-sevenths of the marriages in
Massachusetts are among the foreign born.
Why is it ? For the most simple of reasons
the foreign born can aflWd to get married, and
the native born cannot ; and this must be so
long as our extravagant modes of life continue.
In social life there never was a people tending
to deeper and more destructive social corrup
tion and that is most evident from the records
of all the courts and the columns of all the
newspapers than Americans. Our fathers
used to tell of the profligacy of Paris their
children tell of the mysteries of New York
a city not fur behind any in Europe. And ma
king proper allowances for size, how far is
New York ahead of other cities and towns ?
Once was a time when a wife was a " help
meet ; " now, in a thousand cases, you can
change the " meet " to " eat," and make it read
more truthfully.
We boast of our svstem of education ; we
have female high schools, female colleges, fe
male medical schools, and female havens. Our
girls are refined, learned and wise they can
sing, dance, play pianos, paint, talk French and
Italian, and all the soft languages, write poetry
and love like Venuses. They are ready to be
courted at ten years, and can be taken from
school and married at fifteen, and divorced at
twenty. They make splendid shows on bridal
tours, can coquette and flirt at the watering
places, and shine like angels at winter parties.
But Heaven be kind to the poor wretch that
marries in the fashionable circles ! What are
they at washing floors ? Oh, we forgot 1 no
body has bare floors now ; how vulgar that
would be 1 What are they at making bread
and boiling beef? Why, how thoughtless we
are I To be sure they will board, or have ser
vants. What are they at, mending old clothes ? But
there we are again ; the fashions change so
often, that nobody has old clothes but the rag
men and the paper-makers now ! What are
they at washing babies' faces, and pinning up
their trowsers ? And here our intolerable
stupidity once more ; having children is left to
the Irish. What lady thinks of having chil
dren about her now ? or, if she is so unfortu
nate, don't she put them to a wet-nurse to be
gin with, and boarding-schools afterwards?
We repeat, we have come to a point where
young men hesitate and grow old before they
can decide whether they can marry, and after
wards keep clear of bankruptcy and crime.
What is the consequence ? There are more
persons living a single life Are there more
living a virtuous life ? It is time for mothers
to know that the extravagance they encourage
is destructive to the virtue of their children ;
that all the foolish expenditures making to rush
their daughters into matrimony, are, instead of
answering that end, tending to destroy the in
stitution of marriage altogether. Ex. Paper
Bogus. The word " bogus" owns a singular
oricrin. In 1834 a craner of counterfeiters, on a
, .
very extensive scale, was broken up in one of
oar western cities. ne parties manniaciareu
United States coin, and the leading spirit was
named Bogus. When arrested, he turned
State's evidence, and through his instrumentali
ty all the rest of the counterfeiters were con
victed. False coin has ever since been termed
" bogus," and the word has been gradually
-adopted as one significant of any thing false
or simulative.
Facts for the Curious.
The first English literary production penn
ed in America, which has any rank in the
general history of literature, is the trans
lation of Ovid's Metamorphoses, by George
Sandys, printed in London, 1026.
The first secretary of the Virginia colony
was William Strackey. He was one of a
party of officers shipwrecked on the Bermu
das in 1G09. His published description of
the storm was said to be the foundation of
Shakespeare's Tempest.
The first printing press in the New Eng
land colony was set up in Harvard, in the
house of the president, Rev. Henry. Dunster,
1639. Tbe first publication was the Free
man's Oath, then an Almanac, followed by
the Bay Tsalm Book.
The first decrree of Doctor of Divinitv con-
v
fered at Harvard wn? conferred upon Itcv-
lncrease Mather, in 1G92, then president of
the university.
The first pastor of the church at Boston
was Rev. John Wilson.
The Bay Tsalm Book -was the first book
of any consequence printed in this country.
The translators say in the preface : ; If
therefore the verses are not always so smooth
and elegant as some may desire or expect,
let them consider that God's altar needs not
our polishing. Neither let any think that
for meter sake we have taken liberty or
poetical license to depart from the true and
proper sense of David's words in the He
brew verse, Noe." In the second edition
were added a few spiritual songs. Here is
a specimen, from the song of Deborah and
Barak :
Jal the Kenite, TTelier's wife,
'bove woman blet shall be ;
Above the woman in the teut,
a blessed one is she.
lie water akeu, she gave him milk ;
In lordly dish the fetched .
Him butter forth ; unto the nail
she forth her left hand stretched,
Her right hand to the workman's maul,
and Sisera hammered :
She pierced and struck his temples through,
and then cut oil' his head.
He at her feet bow'd, fell, lay down
be at her feet bowed where
He fell; whereas he bowed down
he fell destroyed there.
The first American edition of Sternholcl
& Hopkin's version was published at Cam
bridge in 1693.
Dr. Watt's Hymns were first published in
England in 1707, and his psalms in 1719.
He sent specimens of them to Cotton Matherl
These hymns were first published in Ameri
ca by Dr. Franklin in 1741, and the psalms
were published the same year in Boston.
They did not come into general use until
after the. Jevol"iLn. t .
Tae & Brady' s'vtJrsion, published IhEng--land
at the close of the seventeenth century,
reprinted in America in 1741, furnished tho
material for the collection now in use in the
Protestant Episcopal Churrh. V. Y. Ob'
server
Ax Eloquent Extract. 'Generation after
generation,' says a fine writer, 'have felt as "wo
now feel, and their lives were as active as our
own. Tht-J' passed like a vapor, while .nature
wore the same aspect of beauty as when her
Creator commanded her to be. The heavens
shall be as bright over our graves as they are
now around our paths. The world will have
the same atti action for our offspring yet unborn
that she had once for our childhood. Yet a
little while and all will have happened. The
throbbing heart will be stifled, and we shall be
at rest. Our funeral will wind its way, and
the prayers will be said, and then we shall be
left behind in silence and darkness for the worm.
And it may be for a short time we shall bo
spoken of, but the things of life will creep on,
and our names will soon be forgotton. Days
will continue to move on, and laughter and
song will be heard in the room in which we
died ; the eye that mourned for us will be dried
and glistened again with joy ; and even our
own children will cease to think of us, and
will not remember or lisp our names.
Shaking IlAxns. The mere offer of the
hand is the readiest sign of voluntary courtesy
or forgiveness, and its non-compliance the most
civil yet meaning of repulses. Shaking hands
is a mode of greeting, the origin of which is
lost in obscurity. Individuals display charac
ter in their mode of so doing. Who cannot
feel at once the antagonism between the touch
of a prude and the cordial grasp of a friend?
Who knows not the sailor's grip of candid
heartiness from the conventional "giving of
hands ?" How perfectly does the graduated
of lingering pressure cause the mercury in love's
barometer to rise or fall by the scale of hope 1
What sympathies and antipathies are demon
strated by the various degrees of kindly, irreso
lute, vivacious, careless, fond, or earnest man
ner of shaking hands 1 It is this relation be
tween temperament, feeling, consideration, and
the instinctive action of the hand, which has
given rise to, those theories which profess to
read the predominant impulses of character in
the traits of one's handwriting.
Slander. The expansive nature of scandal
is told by the poet thus :
The flying rumors gathered a3 they rolled ;
Scarce any tale was sooner heard than told,
And all who heard it made enlargement, too ;
On every ear it spread ; on every tongue it flew.
Value of Old Newspapers. How few psr
sons realize the value of files of old newspapers.
They are often worth three or four times the
original price of subscription, and sometimes
even a hundred dollars would be gladly paid for
a certain volume if it could be obtained. Isaiah
Thomas, in collecting the materials for his
History of Printing in America," paid up
wards of a thousand dollars for old newspapers.
So says " The Printer J'
Dr. Kane relates that when one day, worn
out with fatigue, he turned into an Esquimaux
hut to get a little sleep, the good-natured host
ess of the wigwam covered him up with some of
her own habiliments, and gave him her baby
for a pillow I
    

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view