; ' 5
t t rt
, r.TYMoi.'tor. , .'
In ftcrkihire cohntv', Maclmietti, there la
river by the name of ll-nick .the etymology
tf which U thus humorousl given In the Wmr.
can, paper printed in tlist county t
Iloosict.-Qn he borders of the
Stream, now called by this name, (as
traditon with) there formerly xlweh a
gd old lady, of rather a, feossipping
disposition, and who was possessed of
n insatiable corios'uy to learn, and an
iflCOnquerable desire-to be the jirst t6
communicate, all the wonderful oewa
the vidnltv. Among other things,
she was prodigiously lond oi neanng
'-'fcf "and near and seemed to Iivfi,f p
M.n :nrl aches, the Brioes and
WutAaittr. ot her fellow' creatures.
i . ?vitf this fondness for tWad . and
Wrible-Vshe never, failed to run oat
writh the -doctor was passing, and
Aha'a -rich?. This she repeated ..so
bftjjo, that at length 'the man of triedi
fcine grew tired pf Her importunities,
and invented a hundred stories of
impossible and improbable esses, with
which he amused himself and ridiculed
the" old woman's love of the marvel,
lousy tot-which she swallowed with
the-aatne avidity as she did the West
At oni time he told her he had
been to see a patient who had the Mor.
tal Dorboriemus, and that he. had
nred hirii completely by taking out his
" insideV and washing them in aoap
udsand vinegar. " Is it prssiblc,
Doctor !" exclaimed fne old woman,
welT fiope" the mart wilt' have a
v'd(u conscience after. ,ihu??
; A -iiutner time the doctor told her
born, without any tongue. "O me!"
Cried the bid lady " bow will the pour
v thing ever talk ? is it a boy or gal.
Doctor V " A girl," he reblied. Ah,
Veil said she, 44 1 aint a bit afear'd
Chen but what it will talk well enough."
On a third occasion heiold her he1
Iad beert to' visit a woman wh. was
bitten by a rattle snake. He said
the patient was a great snuff-taker,
- and as she was one day picking black
berries, the snake, which was conceal
ed among the briers, being highly en
raged at the smejl of the snuff, sprang
from hia lurking place and seized the
troman by the end of the nose. 14 O
Lord I" ejaculated the sympathizing
listener, and giving her own nose a
'Z&PtQgi y)'tttMjhe wo
mani'? l No, by Jove," returned the
- docioVj but if killed the shake V
,r But to return to the etymojogy
J,Tlie dottor from being sooftett ques
tioned by the old lady, " who's sick ?w
' -at last began to calf the neighborhood
. of Ker residence Whdt tick f and when
aked by hia owft neighbors, which
ay are you riding to-day Doctor?"
trould reply jocularly, 44 I'm going
.-.iPJK4?V jifj!!. T0'9 appellation was
j4t .first caught from the doctor," land
" familiarly used by his neighbors, -nd
"-afterwards ;b'y those m9ri.Jnlci:and
-thuauoriDi) ty. the neighbofhooil of the
inquisitive old lady, but in process of
time the whole stream and the valley
on its borders, came by a slight altera
tion in. the spelling, to be called by the
came of Iloosick.
CULTIVATlOJf OF INDIGO.
From a communication in the Nevbern Sen.
ilncl, we mike the following extract, relatire to
the history of Indigo, it cultivation, &c.
This plant (the Indigo fear of the
botanist) is a native ot the warm re
gions of Asia, Africa, and America.
It was first introduced into South
Carolina, in the year 1748, by a Mist
Lucas, From the period of its intro
duction, its culture gradually extended
both here and in Georgia until the re
solution, when it had become the se
cond staple in each of these, then
. colonize The. English government
encouraged the cultivation of Indigo,
"by a considerable bounty. - In a letter
written by Oarbe de Marbois to Comte
de Vrrgennes, dated Philadelphia,
IMarch 13th, 1782 the former says :
to make levies, of men, and has im-
Eosed pretty large sums ; as there is
ut little money in the country, the
taxes wilt be gathered in Indigo," Stc.
In North - Carolina, too, this article
ivas prepared for matket-before and
"persons now living whb"rernemher (o
have seen Indign fields of twenty acres
in Nenbern District. At this time
our god house-wives are in the
haMt of making Indigo for domestic
purposes, much in the same way
our tirmers made cotton previous to
81 8-19, Subsequently to the revolu
'&a, the Indigo cCrtttrre from variot
causes, declined in tct bauUerjitatM.
Am'oigheac causes may ce enumcra-
ted the emigration ot joaicious ana
rr,erienced Dbntcrs to British India,
the patronage of the British Govern.
ment in Us cultivation mere, nu mo
introduction of cotton here, just as
this country was rising from the deso
lation of war. Whether the time is
not near at hand for the South to return
to Indigo,1 is a question demanding
the serious invesiieation of every one
Interested in Us agricultural prosperity.
Our Inidn-o at present U generally in-
ferior- to the, ituported.Bnt we have
hifrh authority for saving, that this is
obrwipgW"iwrHect fn ou aoil or
exoerienctd dealer of New York says
44 1 know that prime Indigo can be
made in the Southern States, -having
during rpertod of - thirty yews, bought
several amall lots made in South Caro
quality. It is true-, the general run
of the iodigo is of an inferior quality f
but this deficiency most be attributed
to the want of skilful manufacturers j for
if one or two lots be made good, the
whole raiy be, provided the condition!
necessary to make a perfect article, be
observed." An eminent agricultural
ist of Georgia, says 44 13 ut the time
has arrived for our return to the; cul
ture of Indigo, and it will be soon
seen that we can drive competitors out
of the market as easily in Indigo, as
we have done in cotton with one
only precaution, that we . use pure wa
ter in extracting the coloring 'matter
from the plant, I now look, back to
the recollections of my youth with as-
tdhlshmmt," wfttri 1 -it mraher: having
seen - the contents -dtrtupuddkt
pumped into the vats, &c. -ti . If
then, we can make Indigo, equal to
the imported, pf which . there seems
to be Tittle doubt, the latter must be
excluded from our market, whenever
the home supply shall satisfy the home
demand. The foreign cannot -compete
with the domestic under the dis
advantages of a duty which in a few
years Will be 50 cents per pound, in
surance, Ireight, commissions, sc.
Let it be here remarked, that the t.x
on foreign indigo, is the only item in
the Tariff Bill designed for the bene
fit of the South, and for this, it appears
from the newspapers, that we are in
debted to Mr. Senator Benton, of
Missouri, a. native oT our state, to
whom we- should leel . grateful for.his
kind intentions, whatever may br its
effect.. To return, hoevr, to our
subject it is thought by many that the
preparation of Indigo is an unhealthy
employment. This unhealthiness is
said to be owing to the rapid absorp-
tion of vital air, which takes place xlur-
ing the oxidizement of the tinetnt
matter, &c. So great is this absorp.
tion, that a lighted candle will not
bum near the surface of the liquor.
But it is aid to be practicable by cheap
and, simple machinery, to enable the
the vats, and out ol the region of this
impure air, which would completely
remove the objection of unheahhiness.
For prime indigo we shall always find
s ready and profitable market at home
The annual domestic demand is sup
posed at present, to amount to from 5
to 6 millions of dollars j and owiog to
the great increase of our manufactures
it is said to be probable, that in ten
years this demand will be doubled.
This sum added to the annual income
of the sonth will greatly enhance its
wealthy and prosperity." Let us then
prepare ourselves to enter on the culti
vation of this valuable and neglected
plant, as soon as the high duty goes
into operation, if not before, un
less some more lucrative employment
should offer. c.
CJiAfrwiTjoti hsve children, keep
them for a ImontK "or ' two,' on hfead'and
rjy a. . a . I
i ney are ine sworn enemies ol tue4
nhMlrl.n.. iBhlla maa. .nj tT - 1
green corn, and withered peaches, (si
though there are but ' few this year) are
their ditciftle: Connecticut pafier.
Carrier Pigeon Fifty-six of these
birds, brought 16 London, from Liege,
were started last week i n the neighbor
hood ol Aldersgaie-street, at thirty four
minutes past 4 o'clock in the morning
rkstiiration, ,a -dtstanco of about three
past ten o'clock the same day, having
thus accomplished its task in five hours
and fifty minutes. The others followed
in succession, and most of them resched
Liege at noon. London Pafier.
' The first care of a good wife, is to
have a good eook, tod no cobwebs, in
M ... tot ranrBiirr, '
M Honor, and mtitude to the man, who has
filled the rheaaureof Ms country's rlory." ' '
- . s-V Jsrfsas..
MTbe tecolleetiuHofsth pubfic relations In
which I stood to. C;era1 Jackson, while Prerf
aent.'and the nwdgWen to him, of ths high
estimation in which is was hekl by me," he.
,;r. . I, , JiMES MiSiaov. '
My friendihipr deneraJ Jackton, "siiil the
itwff praof.sf Wesce ajvji xtti I
jWen him, wliiU rreiidenr, (fnrMJa mr ukmff
part AikawiiPfe .B'1 derltial election.'
M GenesU Jackson's wrvfcm to lAif natim en
title him Oieir hi f hat rtwarJhit whale ca
rter hut ten liffnaliied by the. purest Intentions,
and the mow eievMed pTpaaaa..M.v-aMjM,.
-v--' ,i.-v..-i. '..pw. tnaa Omar Am. ;
inwarn tnat diMiniruitnea captain isn-
fim tfiti moral tmpertg, I lever had, 1 never
have any other feelinw than thoae of the
moat proTound biimct, and Of the utmoat kind
neai." . 1 Haaat Cut. .
u Oneral Jackion U S clear-headed, etrony
minded man, and bai more af the Roman in
him, than any man now living. "
.. tot Vies vaaaiaavr,
70HN O. OALZXOUXT,
To dhnt caaoLiirA.)
Tl distinffuiihtd Statesman, and patriotic
Advocate of the feople'l KigHtf.
Election it tn Thurtdag, l3()i tiy November.)
JJCrSON ELECTORAL TICKET.
lt Dtst...;n.obert Love, of Haywood county.
2,1 Montrert Stbkea, of Wilkef.
f 34 -- teter Forney. o( Mnwor. ; .
4th John Oka, of Rowan. .
T&U,..,4r. Ahralum Psillipa, of Rockirtrbam.,
(Slh BJ Jo!in M, Mofthead, of Guilford. '
ffth - Walter P. Leake, of RichmonAi:
8th Willie P. Minrlmj. of Orange,
9th Jotiah Cradap, of Wake.
10th John Hall, of Warren.
11th Joseph J, Wi!'uun. of Martin.
?h Kedr Ballard, of Gatea. ... ' . ; ..
ICtti - Louia D. Wilaon, of Fxlperomb.
14th Itichard D. Spi(fht, of Craven.
15th Edwd. B. Dudley, of New Hanover.
De mnimit turtt lex. A petition, ad
vertised in a Boston paper, sets forth that
J nine petitioners ate seized of forty nitre
thousand fife hundred and two parts ol
jacventy five thousimd parts of three quar
teri of -an sere of land in Dedham, and
pry division, Sec.
J Aev Sect. The board of Aldermen,
on application of C. P. Francis, Minister
of the Shierrians, or Anti Satanists, for a
place of public worship, resolved that it
jv aa inexpedient to grant the same.
"7",' Bottori Fatridf.""
,. The. Boston : Daily Aetoer titer states.
that no honorary degrees were conferred
at the late commencement of the Harvard
t University-and adds, Whether the
government have resolved to discontinue
the practice of conferring those degrees,
thinking the fistinaion they confer too
Poor 10 bc 6'en BW7 fe not in-
The celebrated Otecian dot;, Aiolh, is
offered.for sale. . Pric i only 8000, Dogj
cheep. - Buffalo Republican. A
tat the nores'of the State Bank of Alabama
are hawked about in that town st dis'
count of from 7 ip 10 per cent. I
Rifled Guf .Two Guns, Thomas,
and James, were knocked down and ri
fled of their money by some ruffians in
At the latter end of Junes a number of
Rattle Sokes, arrived at Havre, in a ves
set from New York. The newspapers of
Havre, protested against thi4roportation,
on the ground that the reptile might be
propagated in France. Wo learn with
pleasure says the Paris Journal de De
bats, of the 1st July, that the seventy-six!
serpents have been put on board the
packet for England-
Awhnhn WArfW.Latel a fellow
in Boston was fined five dollars and costs,
for stealing .newspapers, and sent to jail,
till the money is paid. He was one of
l your esrly risers, who lurmsn tippling
shops wtth the news for drink, before the
citizens are up.
-fnofrl'frct' 5cApmr.-iDr. Charles
I ' V .
vented a pair of boots, made by block tin
and surrounded with a hollow body, with
the assistance of which he can pass over
hibtted his contrivance at rest, at which
place he walked for upwards of 500 fa
Ihomi lajhe ri let Dsoube, where . it is
very rapid and deepen the presence of a
great number of personi.
ToAie e&i.-.The English papers in
form os that the costs whicii hsve. been
taxed lit" the celeorsted'Lnnscy-case of
Lord Port smoatu,"ei
ing Tnore than equal to '35,000. The
expense of prortuung the taxing of the
costs, Wa 650-equal to more than
The value of a thing
Is just what it will bring.
So says the adage ; and English Isw must
therefore bq a very valuable artfcle. ; '
1 . ' . f fork CttytJtlV'
, religious lS'TrxunrNXii. ,
At a Tecenf rneeting of clerical
and lay members, of the Protestant
Episcopal Church in Hartford, Conn,
on the 4th ult. the Ri. Rev. Bishop
Drownell in the chair? a society was
formed whose object is " to establish
and maintain a School for the instruc
tion, with reference to their becoming
Missionaries Cstechists and School
masters in Africa, under the direction
of the Domestic and Foreign M ission
ary Society of the Protestant Episco
pal Church.-; ' -
A female Uenevolcnt bocicty has
been recently formed la.Wilki county,
'.. pi . . '
ueo. consisting oi aooui twenty mem
bers7'who proposey-Wdevainrri few
hour.verywcck ,n jhejriaking; of
such, articles as will find a ready sale.
to support a Domestic Missionary
frbrn the avails of their industry. . .
have become life members of the
American Tract Society by a subscrip
tion of Twenty Dollars each. Thus
g'240 is added to the treasury of this
noble Institution to aid in sending
forth these faithful . preachers to the
wide aud desolate fields of the Wes
, During aowr days meeting recent
ly held in Louisville, Kentucky, yorty
persons were added tn the Presbyterian
Chuch, and many others convinced i f
their sins came forward as mqurrers to
the seats occupied by those whs were
anxious to knowwhat they must do
to be saved.
"At i fouf dayi meeting WReadinA
Ohio, commenced qn the 13th. of July
last. Ill were received into the rres-
jji rttc waa biiii in iiicb.
Donation. Gtn. Daniel Montgom
ery -of Danville, Penn. has recently
macle a donation "of Si 00 to the Trea
sury of the General Assembly's Board
of Missions. ,'
Another ReToTiTtlonT'Tlne Prrsby
tery of Albany at a recent meeting,
resolved to raise Jour thousand dollars
in a year within their . bounds for the
cause of Domestic ' Alissionr.- l hey
have atso resolved to use every effort
.to.br ing every child cf a suitable age,
within their churches, under Sabbath
AVw Church in Rochester. k few
days since a new Presbyterian church
was consecrated in Rochester New.
XorktllThere are now In this town
of 16 years growth 13 places of public
worship, vir i 3 for Presbyterians, 2
Episcopal, 2 Methodist, and 1 each
for the Baptists Friends, Roman CathJ
olics, Universalists, ' Christ-ians,"
A Theatre a School oj Mora It. -The
Baptist Church of Cincinnati, Ohio,
have' recently purchased the Theatre
in that place with the pious view
Qf xonvertinjt into a Temple for the
wnrnhin nf (iod'.' " SVtnVf tt tltr"lfft
.trust. - be sakl with troth that ffflf of ths
Theatres of our country has become a
school of goodrorals.
Venus. Dr. Mitchill, in a letter to
the Editor of the New. York States
man, speaking of the recent appear
ance of Venus in broad day, says :
this phenomenon happens every 8th
year, to wit, since I have attended to
it iit 1 788, 1 T96, 1 S04, J 81 2,. i$40,
and now in 1828, is before them,
Stick to your l'andtdate,k Jackson
and administration man met the other day;
'Hurrah for Jacktor; s.n the first;
Hurrah for the Devil," said the spunky
Adams man. " Very well," returned the
Jacksonian, " you stick to your candidate,
and I'll stick to mine."
At the superior court in New York,
Judge Hoffman presiding Mis Ellen Yates
recovered Si 500 of Win. Le Count, for
breach of marriagfrprme-An intimacy
commenced between them in 1822, when
he "was 19 Ihd the 1 8, which lasted till
Nay, when he married another. They
lived during that time, under the same
roof, in the house of a mutual relation,
and alt Their acquaintances supposed they
were to be married.
We understand, says the Boston Os
teite, that the duties on a lot of 1C2 bales
of Wool, recently imported into this port
from Smjrnawere $3419 9, while the
original' coat oHhe i artfcle wai but EO
ft is ststed,in the last Baltimore Amer
ican Farmer, that six hundred acres of
Jand were soTd, a few dayi since,' within
four miles of Baltimore, on navigable wa
ter, near the Philadelphia turnpike, with
a brick house and nn abundance of wood
and tinjber, for 4.50 per acre,
SKITKMUKR 23, 1823.
Any quantity of Jack ton EUciaral Ttckeit, can
be had at the office of the Western Carolinian
on very low termi....uy 25 cents per hundresd.
or 22 per thotiiand. Committees in the several
CQuntiee, and individuals, would do well to apply
aoon, so that there may not be any disappoint. '
ment In supplyinf themaervet in time. t39
roa t wsitsw caaouaiAv,
Mr. TEAtvir We have, seen, ind htari, tow
the administration party, eiulted beyond mea
aure, at the reault of the recent electiona In Lou.
iatant-e,kiminf it-aa. a poaltivo. mftifettif,
of the atren-h of Mr. Adams in that atate,nd
at natufal cmttea. that b will reeeivw-?.-htr-Jtvt
electoral votes.' Now to far from their
havwf any jmAjtMmntoJ)
those who have tome knowledge of the atato
of political parties in Louiilana, that Jackaon's
trenjrth Irt that ttate ia far superior to his op.
ponentV-that, in fact, the recent elect fonaihow
coiichiaively the Weaknrar of the dTlnls1tWl;'',',,,"
t wlH endeavor lo sketch, In eonclie muttttf"
1st. The Governor was not voted for on par
ty gTMinds alone. Jtidjre DtrMjni it a fentle.
man of jrreat and .deserved popularity t which '
be hai acquired by his honesty, both in a civil
and political point of view i iit tuaVity pf mas.
ners i and the praiieworthy part he acted in the
election of 1820. He and T. D. Robertson re.
ceived the largest number of voteta proviaioq
of the conetitution of that state requiring that
the twt hlghett eandidafet should be returned to
the.lefialaturw, to be there ballotted fort Mr.
Hobertton had received from the people more
votes than Mr. Derbijrny the latter accordingly,
in a spirit of magnanimity, declined atanding a
poll before the legislature, conceiving that the
people had fairly eiprettcd a preference in fa.
vor of Mr. Robert aon't being their Governor i
and according to hia view of our republican in
ititution. he could not content to act contrary
to their withee. This raited Mr. Derbigny birh
in the t-ttimation of, his fellow-citixem , anj .
among hia warmett tuppvrtert at the late elec
tion, were many friendt of CenV JtclapnT " They "
could not think thtt r inuring the eaute of
the CeneriL Lr tiiliUp Ii" the rlmlnn n- m. '
v - t m aateassi
which Mr. Adam to unjustly came into office.
2d. Ai to the choice oi members of con(rrea.
In the lit district, the opposition waa not gotten
Up - airaiiist MK. f ivinjttos purely on ptrty
grottntU. The rentleman who oppoaed him,
Judfre White, long resided in the district (
where he had riaen from aroongat the. people,
and wa.emphatically,ae ffpltj for he .
had retided with them from an eatly ajre, and a
large portion of them had grown up with him i
and, from early aawciationa, they felt a deep in.
terett in hit advancement. He wa accordingly
voted fur by numbers of Jackaon men, who un.
der other circumetances would have bern found
in favor of Mr. Iingttoo. And again: Mr.
Livingston'a absence from the state caused the
estrangement of many of his friends. 1 will
not now positively assert, Ahat the 1st congret
tinnal district is in favor of Gen. Jackaon : on tho
contrary, I believe it ftcttibU the administration
may be the strongest there j but if they have a
majority, it ia m meagre one indeed, The 2d
enngressionsl istrict is ntuat decidedly in favue .
of Gen-. Jack; the party oppoaed to him-ad-mit
this. Htt we may be afcked why Mr.Gurley
is re-elected - Because he is a man of urvetcep-,
tionable private eharseter, of great prraonal
popularity, and highly esteemed t and hia oppo
nent, Mr. Saundcia, labored under the dtcad. .
vantsjfe of abort residence In the district, am .
having cowefjuentry but a limited acquaintancs
with the people. In the 3d congressional dis.
trlct, Walter H. Ovetton, who defended Tort
Saint Philip, before New-Orleans, m the inw "
sion of 18U-'15, wa elected" over Mr. Brent,
purely on party grounder True it ia, Mr, Brent's
absence may have operated something to his"
disadvantage, but jot an much as many seem to,
tb4nki theaHminiUrili9nr!v were renerallr '
hTOerjBnhEtTTr all 'considers. '
r:St: Aa- to ihelrnernbert tf i'ih6rLegitarurei
From information which I think may be relied
on, a malortty of the members may be set down'
aa the fnemls of Jackaon t but this majority it -smsll.......not
more, pcrhapi, tha4 four. Of the
Senator elected this year, j are for the admin
irtration, and 4 for Jackson i and the other half,
of which the legislature is composed, who were
elected in 1326, stand 5 for the administration,
for Jackson t the hotie of representatives cos
sins of 50 members, elected annually i of these,
23 are for the administration, and 27 fer Jack,
son : So that in both branches of the legislature,
there are 35 members for Jackaon, and 33 for
the administration i leaving a clear majority of
rw in favor of Jackion. 1 hia ia not fntitivtht
asserted to be the state of the parties j but the
error, if any, is as likely to be en one side as the .
Again : I Intra this election did not, n all tbfl
par'uhes, turn on party grounds t for many of
the friends of Jackaon voted for the administn
tion candidates. And besides this, I will, in
conclusion, remark, that in all Mr. Gurleys con.
gressional district there waa but one administra
tion member of assembly elected..-. and he front
the parish of East lUton Rouee, a decidedly
Jackson parish. " From this it re conclusive that. .
that diftlrict is strong for Jackaon : and it is
rroof thatr even slMwW thC: amidst rtwn bo
strongest in the other two congressional li-:"
tricts, the Jackson majority in this ia sufficient
to counterbalance their superiority. -"'
I am therefore satisfied, in my own mind, that
the five electoral votes of Louisiana will be
given to Jackson. A LOUISIANIAN.
sp s,kt 1MB.-
Bacon. We are it stated in the Tuscaloosay
Alabama, Serrtlnet, of the 30th lilt, that the nei
ceesary article of Adrift has again become ver?
Karee in that place r its sellina; price ia from 1 ..
to 16 cents per lh. lor hamsi 12J for middli"(T
aod 1Q Jo J ? for ahgulders. Bacon sella in Sal
readilj boJht "at 15 cVpfa per huslicir' -r
Col. James Monroe, late president of the vttt
ted fitatea. and Albert Galtatin, Esq. fate minis
ter to England, are apoken of to fill the officer
Postmaster of the city of New.York, to. fill the
vacancy occasioned by tbe death of Gen. Bsilff.
Col. Monroe needi the- office, and Mr. GalJatm
does not i and both are well qualified to
charge its duties: we hope, therefore, the w
mer may be appointed the salJTy
RWO pe? ewnm.