-Tim rov. irns :;crn:u:c.Ti;D to run umvi.o states nvr the constitctiox, nok WiommTi:? hv it to Tnr srvxr
iiniTi-i. it to .rin stati. .vni. Rr?rirn:D to thk states Kr.srrcTivrLY, ok to T;rr mon.. Amendments to the Constitution, Article X.
SALISBURY, N. C, JUJVE 10, 1837.
J 'XumVcv 2, of Volume IS,
THE WESTERN CAROLINIAN.
BY JOSEPH WADB II A M P T O X .
Tim rs of rrnuc tio:y.
T),- U'oLrn Carolinian is published rvorv
Ti-aoAit Two llolhH per aun.ru if in., in aiv.Pcv.
xmrarioa of three nw-b.
t. r'o papr will be discontinue" until all arrcimsos
are paH, ur.le?.s at t!;e discrotica vi'Vr.i IMilcr.
ii. fe.iD-:cri;i:or.s win noi Lf rccoiveu l-Jf a nine j
c t tr..tin..P. at thn rr,l 4.t a v. far. v.ill be- con. a-
' . ...1 r. . l'i:'fp i
ilored as a i.ew rncr.iorX
i. Any pcr?on who will procures: ul??crili re to to-: j evaporation, ji 111 trie process l ' .ktiou an e.v
Oir .hiihrt, aiid take tf:o trouble to celled r.iul .nnstnit cc-v- of ii::;" has iKen used it should be extracted,
the 4Sulcrir.tin-n!oncv 3 :!:cElt r, sbajl huve a in- TA r-mv be do jo bv a mixture of sulr.lairic acid
ir p-utw unui i!ic:r conun':np..re.
Lj caarcii U r tc!i iivjcrtiorj. It orncreJ tor oue 1:1-,
3-?rt!..o Tmly, 1 wii; iu all cisci be c!iir'e;5. t
1. i'erson who desire to enc by tire year. wn. be .
.accnm.ted by a rnable deduction hco the c;
cb,-os .vr traa;-tCo7r0Dt,VT, i
1. Tomeur-MwnptVttor.tior, to Letters nWel
Co the Editor, the oo,ti-e should in all case be pi! I. i
nbout as simple as the uiauufacture cf JIaj!c
From the Silk Cultrrhl.
rHOCKSS OF MAKING D2fT SUCVr.,
The ntteiilion of the public having been rcmc
time drawn to tha mafiufrtCture ofsoar frf.ta the
beet, and havin.r repeatedly recommeu led its cub :
tivation to finners as a profitable crop, we have
felt oors-Kes un.ler an obliatiou to g vc iheoi the j
details of ihe process by which it is extracted
We liave, therefor, ex-.irw i tho Lest authorities!
n the subject, and consulted several gentlemen of
wrne practical knowledge and exprrionee in the
. nn(i ib result of iir invest ij-ot ion i tb- 1
buv.nes, ana ue rcsau 01 o ,
the Pr,cess is altogether more simple 0d less ,
pensive than has generally beer, suppo. 1.1 c.t - .
scribing tho various processes u the l- :
1 . ,,..r, k- ni'ivi'f, i use 01 cieissi'rt.
terms, ami summing langujgo- w....
rvill be unJerstood by every reader. ,
There are several yaneti. of !',e;t; '
yield sugar ; ba.t the bt.es.nn heet reco.mnc nucd ,
as the best anl most prouuctive. 1 nu, ;e, v.i.1
come to maturity m nil part? of the Lmled bta ,c , j
The land is preoired for the seed by deep plou-h
i:v and pulverizing thc surface. This i? la st ac.
i;o'rnp!i-he.J by plouging in the fall, nn-l leaving the
land in fe-rows through the winter. In the spring
time land should be cross ploughed and harrowed,
aod, if the soil b? !i-ht, it will be prepared to re
ceive the sec 1. The seed in iv be' sown as end)
us the season will admit, broad cast, or in uril's ;
lut ultimatvlv the plants sb.ould be from 12 to 1H
inches a p trt. They should be bo:-.l and kept freo
rf weeds at tb.e seeud Imcin:; they sli- ull be
thinned c-m, and but one plant kit in the hill the
firplus plants m y be tran-p!antcd to vacant p!a-m-i
in the field.
(II III. t'Aliai.U"il "
i r. 1 -ij . tt.-. wiiiL . lit- r 1 -r 7y. -i m f.- i ....
, , . .1 c. ::J::ct u ito t.:o itr.c can. s ;:u clIiaxN
trr.kno.cit.-tl'rrment of artu resurciul-i'- r.t rtoT m .rvVC . .. .. . . moi..
f v luri Tcrvittiiic: teas rrp , !!:!! ..u.-Si. I n!i4ch tf,f; -a : now -'i?. "d the cos
1 o , ; ,r.,t. S-.m;e .nanulacturei j:. jiv that a su..
i.iw..:c..'iiinti! will be cn-niei't;.; U mi ronul-. .... . ... -
tc Tarred al C-'A ceaU r.er nuure t-r hc f.rt ir. -er.!,n ; If n lowed lo remain, an
l ri lMT.1 cnts fjr each contimnnee: I"st, v.ocre aa nd-MU-.v me v. lu ie a.aoui.1 l-e ii''o!ra!i::e.f.
friiMiuMit is orJerod lo ro in only t.v:ce, ;J) cU Mli ral ool-r on this point, wo may suf
J'rom the Anuria Hail Head Jo-fn-il.
BEET SUGAR .MANUFACTORY.
. . 1. . 1 11
A c Rave i.uwii.neu ct wn ..v .. !tili;e3t wlnteofc beaten, or A liltle blood, is ! "der to obtain all the crystalizable sugar ,t
relation to the Beet cohere f,r the ma - - I for thJ 5aiC paring the boiling, jcontaias. By the foregoing processes the beet is
8U;Iar ; but seldom any thmg ,n rc! j.i. to - - , t,.c j(.;cc wju -f j convpl u.(1 int( ,)roWn sIgsrf lhc kit whicI ,s coJ.
rimnui, fure of He wi?ar. c .trc,ore i.ow 1 f he mess nrcvcn(C( , GCCasion:iIiv lhrowiriff -uined i. iho largest quantities in most families
fT,ve a co.ic.se descr.pl.on :"V ' j in ofcmnJ f f uljf a'ncfi. Vll:t. j In the manuladure of loaf, or lump sugar, there is
iveitforthe pu U eo.ntnenly used, bu. tallow, lard, -e. j another process called refining but being for
many entertain, that t.ic fmo,o ot ma..uKn u.re is i nj.nr - t . ..,...,.. ' ? ci-m to our nresent nurwsL-. we 001 if.
and difficult one; when in truth it is .-i-.p.. .... a.., - . . '
i.r to t be 10111 tie'Tee os laimiou. ..v- , . . . . , ...i.,
. 1 I' . ...lift mm n I ",,,J c' tiit'Ji t JlJ.V, Wl , f.J It ml imn
congenial to its growth is a l.g-.t hi - J l'n' OI sirnp. After standing longenough to leach ihrou-rh
f,ood depth, and if free fnMn o, t J beder n Cock must be turned and the
1'robably no country 19 tiie world is better 1...
the growrh of tki r.ot than the alhm d uie, J. etnticd. Thecharcoal must be chang
own on the Connecticut and other rivers . a Uii;. . b;r lt In:iv lf0 wa,hoJ anl re-
England. I he cultivation, however need no U , a ;t wm anwcr for an.
confined to vallcj s, as in mt of tae li. d to a n, fillralioa. Th , Inay bc repeated until it is
.,1 mi;iv be found well adapted to its grow til. , J
f,r t be cleared bv wa-hin" or scrapmj wttU f hailing ue not compieieu, no tuieau win oe 101 in-;o
l'.Jfe and care be taken that all decayed parts I? between the two; if there bo a filament, the bod
" , f off Thv mu-t then le passed through the ng is well advanced ; and the process is e.o,p eted
o -f j , 1 i". .1 11.. ..... !r .. . 1. ..-t ii.J lint
....1 1... , I i, n ..n h l ie ni"r I ev
aim o- JV...-.V.WW .. , ---- .
-ore rasped the better, as it facilitates expressing
thejuicis Thc pulp must thm Le put into ch.th
ba-s, and have the j aice pressed out by a screw
into c!th !
ress. in r ranee nicy uv: m-. muiuunc r,.. - ,i
r..hr nr.4. ivill 'aiN-.vrr the our-i
1. .1 .I., u. 1.. i.r,c. :
tiMi a ut .., x.i v..... ... , ,
urA diligent processes. 1. Dell-ration. J. Kva -
poratiou. a. Clarification. -1. Coacntration.
Tho ctioa of 11.3 beet juice doc, no. ,r
r?entiallv from that of thc cane it combines with
tie saccharine matter small quantities of malice or
acetic acid, wax and mucilage, which must Le cx
tractcd before evaporation is commenced. The
first process, therefore, is to purify the juice, whit h j
, . . i lrt ri t.t. nni if rr. ! v t: rt lbr nrid. ileer,mio- ;
jn" toe wax, a;m tii.;-uia.u;-
.i i t...:
' ... .
l. ni.lci Iflro ?lt-.. I
Lenca is called delecation. All this nmyln, done
tviJc. and ho a,tt ended witli much less e.xoen.se.
-.- .. o- ii.r. I ..ot if if !.nl.h!e I'sranc throo-'ii the boles OI Hie
l!CCOIIipos;tton commences ?u'.o .0.-1 ...v, v . , .... ...
O't of the -round, ami promos rapidly, lime , dimmer wind, ascend into the air m the suhc
frbouM h'st in converting fl'"ir' i nnvr as iip bubbles do, the liquor is consider-
the ;.:. is expressed, and !!'. re it is;ed lo be t-uinciently boiled."
by heating and mixing will, it the milk oi lime m j ma.,u..i nm ,,,. u,u.
aoout the projwHlion of 1G grains troy weight lojtt inay gal.ier.
the gallon. The milk of lime is prepared by slik- j After the sirup . cooled and cry s t n :c. , o
jt quicklime wiui not water, anu reuuemg n iiii;i,imu.,a mat u;u.u..- ( .
tiie consistence of cream. The juice nnit bc from the mo'.a-es and it is fit for domestic con
heated to about ICO degree cf -Fahrenheit, a id j sumption or market. To cl.ee t the separation,
the miikf lime pou.ed into it and thoroughly moulds, as they are culled, mu-t l prepared in
-.1. I . 1 I : ..
(irately mixed, the stirring must be stopped, sr.;!
, 1 -""'"''-i .4.-nuii iiiijl. n
ii.usi lUwlJ i.y Jier.ieu li IJC DOIIlUg POUit. WljIC
i irmv Iho I...,,.. ro.V.., ........ .!.:. :.. -i
" ni.ivii "'.I int mil 1.11.1; I'l
ft. ... I ... - I a . I . . . 1 . . I . . . . B
V-'Ji r-...!. "! I 1 . . "
. ,,,(Vnm . i,Zl",ll"'.i' .71
! !',:,': J '.... lh lop rnre bt-m- ia.
' eiluer case t. th ct a ccinlcte 6.-p;;:ation.
The r.oxt process i:i the manufacture U to dis-
. T ...... . I . ' 1 t
i s,r:' ,hc "ntc-, WUicl. is done by
I as it is cernavaiiy called, bv.l i:i tecIitMca! laiiurie,
water, in the proportion of one cf the former
- - i
i.) t -1' i:r Of the !!!or. 'ri,i miVnn. ,, ir.
sat ion of
c!udo it is tuif very malei iil.
The juiro ii boiled do.v;: ti'd it h n'duced to
f!jJf.. v'U(tmh cr 0ac.5i.xth oi i so.-ij-tnal oumiity.
Fur Ms purFls0 or Ucllles tn:l ho uiw, ; but
it will be seen that those vessels wlueh present the
'est snrlacc to the fire, and give the ieasi
" jujcu, mil ues laciutaie cv.iKraiiot
s t.he water evanorates. a fhifcv su:,,,(anee will sn-
: pa rate irom the jn:ce mid collect 1.1 a white foam ; 4:iU i"i win retain a oegree 01 mo.store and a por
j on the suifccc, which must bo tkinimed elFas. iti1'"'1 ol" ,nc'jsses, ami consequently, slu-uM be cut
, apj ears. To promote thrir separation, the boiling l1 af,li t'.rowti jnto the juice intended for the next
! is commenced with a moderate fire, Mdiich is con" I clarifieation. The molasses, also, when a sufficient
rscenentlv inrr cased as thev disa'.rear. Sorne-:
nnmcuiau suusiuenco nut havens cvapcjration.
A Her being defecated and evaporated, tiie juice
is yet in a degree impure, and the object of the
next process is to separate it from its remaining
I impurities, and hence is railed clarification. This
iu lu.ermg u inrcug.. ammai cnarcoai
granulated burnt bones broken to giams, j and is
periormcd in the f dlowmg n-aimcr. 'I ubs, or vats
1,1 ' !e f',r,n of those ued fir baching nshea are
madc of xvooi! or metal, and lurr.ish-J with a cock
inserted near the ootfom. Tho mzq of ihe vats is
"nmaterial ; but those of the following dimensions
WH he. ...aiifj most convenient vJ. .feet
dec x c,)ut lnvnr3 ma meter af the ton, and 11
c l r
round faut 0jW ma(Jc of s'lavt.3- au,, boopcd with
iron h(J,a we siloI1J lkIlk tho clleanest, and on
.:. :.. t 1. : : . .1 i 1 i i
: some accounts the host
A straijJCr stanifis on cSt an,i COvered with
coarse clotn Ust fjr ljC 1;,CC), in ,e ,,tom j
,!,e vat and filled with the charcoal-about 100
i;r a va, of lho ab))ve dl.
J..j, Thc charcoal n.iM then bo covered
anoI,.cr stn;ilier anJ cIlJth an,j thc vat rillCti
1 '!;) next process is to solidify tho f-irup, and
hence is railed concent ml ion. To accomplish this
it inu.-J be again evaporated until it is brought into
a proper state for crystahzation. As it is impor
tant that evaporation should cease as soon ns it ar
rives at this point, Chaptal gives the following
rules for ascertaining the fact. "1. Plunge u
skimmer int the lxiling sirup, and upon with
drawing if, pass the thumb of tho right hand over
its surlace, mould the sirup which adheres to the
thumb, between that and the fore-finger, till the
j temperature l5 the same as that of itiC skin then
epnate tho thumb ami linger sud lenly it tiie
... l.l I Ml . T 1
as soon a:ier as 1110 luameiu nii,3 nninui.- ...v
upper pari, Having uie scim uansjWRncy 01 o..m, u
curls lUclf into a spiral. 2. 1 he second moue o. ; j.
iudui" of the completion of ihe priK-e.-s is by oh-
1 - . . . . ..
jMi itir inn i inf w isnri mo m i o i i v ini io iii.jih.
- -. . ,
the sides ot the boiler, ami then blowing lorcihly
..... ... -.. . 1 : .-,..l
into a. sKirnmer w hich nas joi iriu ihoih-i ...
1 the .sirup must lx taken from the Imilcr nnd poured
j into large pans, for the purpose of cooling. The
pans mast bc placed in tho air, and the sirup occa-
r.:..,M.f .h.r;-,,r ito nroeess of coolimr.
S ; ' . :! (h
a .- , " . T . . . . ... nn. Illff
examinatiin, tho bottom ami sides of the pan w ill
hi found covered with a thick bed of crystals, bav
in" but litlle consistence ; on the surface of the
... ... -1.1
i crusl will also ne iinin-o. a
(jie prop-ailv called,
i sii -r is sometimes
crvsfali.'.ation, or, as it is r.v
, r. ....... i a. . 1 I Illll l.'ll III I'rOVlXl
' "IIIIU II - . it. l.l.u wwv.
; ' " ,... In order to
pm upon ; ; -tna. .
. I n II...I r.ii.i'HIIJ U I . . VI 'I III I .1 1 t; IIJ.'
drawn to a point, or so near a point a3 lo leave a
urn1 ci mree-iourths of an mdi in di
1 1 hesp
.. ... - " V ' i--u.uiwiuj.waK;,
i . v. . 1 1 ii . L j t r in lift-. 1 1 i irniH t . . r -1 I ... . . . . . . .
f iinii I i f--1 r c :i r .. I
- - i
.y may ho regulated accordini? to
;ivr:;t;cn;e tiie tnannf.cturer. Ti
1 - . - . ..-...(v A 1 1 V. ' 1 1 -. V O
" , ,nnTsln I' ranee usually are- large
1 r-, " vi'inu'ii lift; til it r-lll..ri i fioi f. ro f
a!.-io u-d in
t.ic rcbnir.'r urocesj. l?c-fLirf niiu
of Wood, tliev moot snnK-od svrr.-H
hours in water, and dricJ a short time beibre they
are trial with siiup. Ti,.!S prepared, and with a
cork m the hole at thy point, they must he filh-d,
or nearly filled, w ith crystaiized sirup, and secured
in ca upright position, over a pan or tub of sutli
cu nt sir.t; to receive the epiantily cf molasses U
contains. After stanil:ii trom t" in :; im.w n..
1 . .
i corum to circumstances the cork is withdrawn
! aiiU I llO mOla'sCS ncrililltpd f drnin ofV. I f .vlll mi
bv;,irfsl !I iup:ui ; hut soon cease to flow in
j M'-v cnsu-craMc (pinutity. lo hasten its sfnara-
!,,"n lror" th'' su" hieh takes place .dowiy, the
i !r!:l',' '!!Usl l' rccil with an iron spear, by thurst
inn it into the bole at the point, which wifl
vent and cause it to dram off. Thi
must be repealed as ohen us it is neccssai v. and
until all the molasses is extracted.
Alter having remained lon enough to hnve the
molasses run oif, the sugar is detached from the
sides of the mould with a knife, the moulds are set
on the H.jor in a reversed position and left for two
or three hours when, by lifting from the Hour and
livin: it a shake, the loal will senarato from the
f utM ly torce ot its own weight. I ho head of
'lua,it'y is on Iiand, sboidd be ag:im concentrated
Ffor.i the V,'rs!rrn Agriculturist.
It may be too late to siy much about the laying
out and preparing a garden for culture; but yet we
think a few remarks on this subject may be bene
ficial to some.
.Method in making garden, should hi observed
as much as in f raming a house. A garden laid out
regularly and planted methodically, not only looks
better, but is more easily tended and more profita
ble. How common it is, iu tliij country, to see a
; little patch of ground scratched up and a few seed?
scattered upon it without any regularity, and then
1 . .
vv.iii.iii mm 1 .
and gras, and if the plants should be fortunate
enough to ;;ain the mastery, the proprietor con
gratulates himself in having a Jinc garden. In such
gardens, one may see a few plants of red-headed let
tuce, as tcugh as a blacksu itii's apron a few, bit
ter, crooked cucumbers, and a few hills of beans,
which look ns though the' had the ague. How
lillerent the garden of the man who goes to w ork
1.1 it a if he meant to make it profitable! In the
tall, or eaily in the spring, he spreads a good coat
of manure on his garden ploughs it deep and line
then divides it into sqarcs of ten feet square,
making a sutlicentiy wide alley between the seve
ral squars by throwing up thc earth on to them,
then with a garden rake makes the earth fine and
mellow ; he then divides these squares into beds of
three feet wide, with a little path between them,
and sows his seeds in drills at the proper time.
When weeds or grass show themselves, they are
immediately exterminated and the earth kept loose
around the plants which are thinned out to the
proper number. Thus with a little care a gar
den may be made the most profitable jart of a
Coolant Potatoes. This is no inconsiderable
art ; and I have some suspicion that Cobbctt's ig
norance of thc best way of doing this may have been
one reason of his antipathy to the use of this escu
lent. Tiie direction given by one writer is, never
to put your potatoes into cold hut boiling water;
anil keep it boiling until the potatoes are done or
sufficiently-boiled ; then pour oil the water as soon
as possible; if a little salt be thrown into the water
when boiling, the better." Wc will add a better
mode than this, .which has Inert so throughly and
successfully tested, that wc lelievc it cannot fail to
he approved: Select the potatoes you design for
dinner Ihe day previous; pare them and throw
them into col 1 water and let them stand thiee or
nir hours ; then, at a proper time before dinner,
put them into boiling water; and when they have
sufficiently boiled, turn off all thc water, leave off
the cover and hang them over the fire to dry.
When the steam ha passed off they will then be
in the best possible condition for eating. Iiy this
mode, potatoes even of a watery and inferior quality,
become mealy and good. N. C
A CASE IN POINT.
The rinladelph.a Inquirer eV Courier of , he 1 ?i
ult. says "A gentleman called at our oilice yc
lerd.-.y, and miormed us, that Iw had on that oa
received a dratt from tho I reasurer of tiie mu
uf. Sas "A gentleman called at our cilice yes-
Itcrd.-.v. and informed us, that hii bad on that dav
. w. w. . I r. .IT'llX I Till 1 III.: ft I I ilUH 1 III I; lit It'll
S, . f , . in Payment of forci claim ,o
r-..T . . f. n . . i r. i lol l.n
le-'uriineni. j.s nuiru. .i..it. litis
Ik'co refused a fi.-.v days 5-incc by one of the Pet
Hanks of this city, it was tendered to Major Barker
Collector of the Port, in payment of a bond to the
Isamc amou.it, which happened to le due. It was,
! however, peremptorily refused! Mr. I"vi Wood-
t.orv's Treasury order to the contrary notwithstan-
, (li?posC(1 to make any harsh com-
, . re;.llion lo tj.is transaction. It adds an-
r, .1 U . ft alrcady given of the in-
ability of Coveriiment to manage us monetary
affairs; and we do sincerely trust that the many
.. , !.:..!. 1.-. . .-,.-..-.,..
ItllS Uescnpiioi! tot.. n.v n-um
... ' .... , . rr.:r-
Iff.'; L 'Y
4.1 :3LVU.C a w.:-s"v-. m j" .-
liat a charminiT and t.uciiiii- nirinri! is hem !
Who, that would not wjliinlv be"a baakrupt, to bs
. the husband of neb!e. so iovelv a wife as Senti-
.mi Clifford WW!, what cheerfulness he would
work, till the ileli dropped from his tinners to sun
: 'nui iiimu 111
From the Charleston Courier.
TIIE TWO BANKRUPTS.
It must go, Kveleeu," s ud Leonard Pelmore
ton, concluding the inventory of household chatties
assigned to Ins creditors. "It must go, dearest.
ou cannot desire to indulge an idle fmcv at he
expense of your husband's rcputatkinl" The vf-
ftetionate wife smiled sarcastically, as she replied
A mosaic centre tab'e will certainly contribute
lareltf towards the discharge of your debts."
IJeimorcton wauecplv wouudeJ. " True, mada
. 1 1 " - ... ...
11 10 inticeu a vcrv msirnilicant itein a mere
tealltr in my pecuniary balance; butjel I caniut,
and I trill not retain the most jetfr superfluity,
wlien those who have confided in me, cannot be in
demnified, even by the most unreserved surrender
ot my property. Y,u were frequently forewarned
of my impending insolvency yet, you persisted to
outrage prudence, by every species of extrava
gance, in defiance of my g?ntlest remonstrances.
Oh ! Mvcleen, Eveleen, it tortures n.e, to think
how entirely rar.itif has supplanted affection in
your cahous heart." Ihe lady here exhibited
some hysterical, but no remorseless symptoms.
I md not marry to make sacrifices," retorted
she ; and sweeping sulkily by him hastening from
his presence, muttering as she went : " My beauti
ful vases, are at least secured they shall be dash
eu to atoms before lie shall include them among
his odious assets.
While this scene was passing at Dclmoreton
house, another of far different character w as trans
piring m a neighboring dwelling. There sat Sep
tima Clilford, magnificently attired for an evening
parly; tenderly anxious concerning the cause of
her husband's protracted absence ; not frivolously
impatient at the delay of anticipated pleasure.
Kundolph Clifford soon, entered, starting as he be
hold his beloved Sept i ma, as if some formidable
apparition appalled his senses. She eagerly follow
ed him, aa he tlurcw himself mto.a chair, pressing
his bauds upon his head as if by crushing the ma
chinery, the machinery of tli ought, he would pre-j
vent its future operation. " Are you id Ra .dolph ?"
He shook bis bead in silence. " bpeak, then, my
love, and let me share the burthen of your secret
sorrow. Are ou not assured of my entire sym
pathy, whatever bo the nature of your perplexity '"
Can you forgive me fjr deceiving you, dear Sep
lima V " Why, that will be rather' dillicolt bt
as snv riir"r
1 promise ab?"'jhi, y.
"t m.v consider it as
yours " This was said sportiveiy, in the hope of
changing the gloomy tenor of his feelings. 15ut
the bankrupt could not bear her innocent gaity,
which, like the gambolling of a devoted lamb, un
nerves the hand that must iniiict the stroke. He
could not proceed but catching her to his bosom
s ;Lbed aloud. Ilclieved by tears, he entered upon
the detail of his progress, from competence to afflu
ence of his folly in maintaining thc most exten
sile establishment, even wdiile conscious of its
ephemeral tenure of the tender evasions he had
employed when her discretion had suggested an
investigation of his rccources that domestic dis
bursements might not exceed them. " But no,"
he it is all over with tho house of Clifford and
Delmoreton. We have stopped payment, and not
withstanding our most strenuous exertions, I fear
our final arrangement w ill neither satisfy our cred
itors, or silence calumny." A momentary pause
succeeded this disclosure. 14 You will ot course
relinquish all !" said Septinia, with a firmness that
astomvied ht;r husband. Certainly,"" replied he.
She instantly removed from their severa' locali
ties, thc splendid gems that adorned her person.
In doing this, he remarked that all her taper fin
gers were jewelled in the joints, except the one en
circled by her wedding ring. She unaffectedly
answered Lis inquiring look, by declaring she
would never prolans the symbol of Love, by con
tact with the baubles of fashion. This alone of all
his gifts no power on earth could tempt her to re
sign. She disappeared soon after, and on her re
turn, presented a key, with which she desired him
to open her ward robe, and select every costly ar
ticle couvertable into cash. Her dress had been
exchanged for tho simplest in her possession, and
instead of the superb chain worn at his entrance,
she had thrown a neat one of its hair, graclully
around her neck. Randolph Clifford, bankrupt in
fortune, is yet opulent in felicity d)Ut alas ! for
poor Delmoreton I
TIIE CUNNING FISHERMAN.
Tho following eastern tale, written by D. G.
Wilkius, Ksq., is from Iady Blessington's Book of
Beauty, a superb Lughsh annual,. lor ltd':-'
This fisherman had long followed his occupa
tion and supported a large family by the sale of
what he caught ; ho was clever and well versed iu
all cunning which is so common in the t.ast, and
to which, necessity frequently obliged him to have
recourse. He had the good fortune to catch a
khrcct of a size rarely met with in lhat species ;
and thinking it a pity that so fine a fish should be
eut into small portions for the market to suit the
convenience of ordinary customers, he resolved on
nrr.erntin" it to his sovereign ; and repaired with
this proud specimen of his sport, to thc royal pal
ace. No sooner had he entered the door beneath
the sitting room of the Sultan, than ha was sum
moned to'appear before him, and to explain the ob
ject of his visit. 4 Fortune,' said the fisherman,
' has given me this fine khrcct, which appeared to
me ofsuch uncommon size and beauty, that I scru
pled to send it to tho market, and knowing that ro
one's table was so well suited to receive it as your
I T...ot ti'i T
have brought it here to lay at your
, - - .-. .0,11" I T"'-
I f..i ..! tniiP" vou to accent it- Mawbool, M-v-
j t-. c 1
is weicou.c, said
hundred roId mahooohs, lake litem
and prosjier.' 'I lie grateful and delighted fisher
man kissed the gi-ciind before bun, "and retired ;
but scarcely had he left the ro m whe. the Su'ti-
na upbraided her husband Ibr hisextr:
o,'said she, 'could you think -ji" giv
ing t!ie man a bundled mahboobs for . paltrv fi'
A hundred mahboobs J-
e.ie do ir.
more than it is worth ? Had you given him lne,
the present would have been a noble -me, a;1 ':o
would have bad cause to bless you, uud j rnv rv-,t
your life may be long; but to throw away 10J
mahboobs in such a manner is absurd. I have no
patio. wiib you ; men have uo discretion. Do
call hmi back, and take them from him. 1 detire
that you do.' How,' said the Sultan, can I take
away a gift ? it would be unworthy cf a monarch.'
Not at all ; has not he who gives, a. right to re-
A right, ves, but how mean it
would bc. Would it i.ot be said that the Sultan
Muslanha was capricious, and did r.r.t know his
own mind ?' Well, shen ' said the Sultana. ' make
some excuse ; but take hack the money y ou must.
let what excuse can I make ; what can I sav i
Say.! oh ask him if the fish is a male or female ;
and if he answers a male, say you wanted a female.'
The fisherman was sent for and brought bark.
' Tell me,' said thc Sultan, is that fish a mati or
female ?' I beg your majesty 's pardon, it would
be a disgrace to my beard if I snoke an untruth :
this kind of fkh is both male rui i female.' The
Sultan could snv na mr.ro - the fisherman '.ivrl
iundrc-d mahboobs, and the plans of the angrv Sol
tana were defeated. But sewing the fisherman was
aware of the snare that had been laid for him, and
admiring the ingenious manner iu which he bad
extricated himself, the Sultan doubled the present,
and once more dismissed him with good wishes
for his prosperity. Thi indignation of the Sultan
was excessive ; all complaint, however.,, was vain
and she was silent. The fisherman walked slovvlv
across the court, carrying the sack which co; tain,
ed the money on his shoulder ; but hearing one cf
lie gold coins fall upon the hard ground, he stop
ped to look for it ; and alter searching for some
time, found it and then proceeded en his way.
4 Ijook,' said the Su'tana, ' observe the avarice o't
that, wretch ; one mahboob fell from his bag, and,
not contented v. ith the hundred and ninety-nino
that reimined, he has had the meanness to stop to
pitk it u and eve..
r,julti hc nol havc (
to toil in searching for it.
left it for some of our servant ?
vvito might chance to pass that way, and find it ?
W bat a vile monster! Iio call him back, and take
it ad away from him. I would have him bastma
deed, he really deserves any punishment ; the stick
would be too lenient for such a sordid creature.
I5y your bead ! I' 4 Well well, vnu sba!! be sat
ishea. i reany go tnniK his meanness deserves a
severe punishment, and the money shall bo taken
away from him.' The fisherman was sent for, and
brought again into the royal presence. Why,
said the Sultan, could you not leave that one mah
boob. which fell to the ground,, and rest w ilh the
hundred and ninety-nine that remained ! Coul.l
you not spare it for seme one, who acc;dt pfa!!y
passing that way, might have found it, ark. blessed
mo for his good luck ? Are ycu so covetous? and
that, too, after all my liberality to you P li was
originally my intention,' replied the fisherman, Mo
have done as you suggest. I was actually pursuing; .
my way, resolved. to leave the coin where it fell,
when it occurred to me that your majesty's sacred
head and revered name were inscribed upon it !
and I thought that if-any one happened" inadver
tently to put his foot upon it, and trample upon the
blessed head and name, the fault would have been
mine ; and 1 should never have forgiven mvself
tor my neglect in leaving it on the ground.' With
this reply tho Sultan was delighted ;: and, inwardly
commanding his quickness, he presented him wita
another two Ilr-d mohboolrj. - Then, convinced
of his folly in peroiitting the imprudent interfer
ence of the queen, lie issued a proclamation, that
no man, for the future, should, on ar.y account lis
ten to the advice of his wife ; a preclamation,
which, if rumor be true, is said to have decreased
his popularity with the wives rather more than it
increased it with the husbands throughout his em
pire, and to.haye led to insurrection in public, and
insubordination in private.
A Mermaid's Body. The St. Louis Bulletin
gives an account of a queer fish lately caught
in the river opposite Caroudelct, unknown to natur
alists. Some boys playing in a canoe, perceived an
animal.swimming towards the shore ; mistaking it
for a water snake they attempted to kill it. In this
h iwever,-they, failed. It dived under the water,
and again appeared near the shore where the boys
caught it. They took it home, and kept it m a ba-.
sin of water for a week, when it died. It has been
immersed in rum for preservation. The Bulletin,
in describing this singular animal says the strango
creature is about seven inches long, cf a slate color
and about an inch and a half in circumference.
The head and body are those of an eel, the tail ter
minating in a fin. Immediately behind the eye?,
are lateral formations supposed to be intended for
lms; they extended out about aa inch, and arc di
vided into distinct branches,, resembling in minia
ture, those of a limb stripped of its foliage. About
an inch behind these fins, are situated two arms,
in form resembling those of an infant, and termina
ting in bands, the five fingers and nails of which
are distinctly articulated. It appeared to use these
hands freely, placing- them on its head and body, and
catching hold of different articles thrown into tho
water. The Bulletin. wishes naturalists to examine it.
TIIE Annual Meeting of the Iredell County
Temperance Society will be hehi a Fourth
Creek Church, on Thursday the 6th day of July.
The members and those friendly to the objects oi
the Society are respectfully invited to attend.
J. CAMPBELL, Secretary.
June 0, 1537.. tin.