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.and the horse will experience immediate relief.
In lancing the gum, for a coming tooth, it is
tnuch better to nick the gum at the side, rather
than upon the edge above the advancing tooth.
This is now practised with young children, by
most physicians. Any one troubled with a tend
er and swollen instep can comprehend the ra
tionale of this. If he cute bis boot upon the point
of pressure, he finds the foot puffing" up more
and more ; but when bjj makes a few incisions
on either side of the boot, near . the sole, the
pressure ceases and his instep is at once relieved.
Journal of Agriculture.
For the Southern Weekly Post
Poor Chandler, late returning home
From pious pilgrimage to Rome,
-. V here he among his country's foes
Had kissed the cross on papal toes,
Atoning for each past offence
By sacrifice of eommon sense,
And, penitent for freedom, gave
The homage of a new-made slave,
Adventured to define the scope
Of power belonging to the Pope,
And sought to vindicate his friends
From evil and despotic ends. -
Too soon in his novitiate .
The speech began, or eke too late ;
For Jol the Church by wincing shows
Her champion trod upon her toes, -
'Those sacred toes which Chandler's lips
Had tovfthed with reverential tips
Recoiled, and the old pontiff groaned
To hear prerogative disowned.
Methinks I hear him Chandler chide
For teaching what should be denied, v
And urge the " right divine " of Cephas
To rule the nations fas et nefas.
Chandler before his hoary Mentor
Stands thus a poor rebuked dissenter,
For holding let abject opinions .
Than others of the pontiff's minions.
Unable even to agree
With his infallibility.
And choking in attempt to swallow
What councils and traditions hallow.
Against his sight, and his sensation ;
Believing every wax bambino
Blessed by the hands of Pio Xino, .
With " winking virgins," and the flood
Of old saint Januarys blood,
And visions seen in every quarter,
And miracles of " holy water,"
Why should his frith begin to stumble
Why should his pride begin to grumble,
At that for which true papists live
The Pope'a supreme prerogative?
Why, after having made a tender
Of conscience, and a full surrender
Of all one's rights worth having, shew
Such care to save the residue?
Why, with one's hand and soul in chains, -To
prove his freedom take such pains?
Why, dressed" in papal livery,
For " rights reserved " a stickler be,
And talk against the papal throne
As if your tongue were still your own ?
Keiurn to Tiber's bank, poor slave, f
And be in Rome but half so brave,
Full soon you'll taste, for all your zeal, . ,'
Beneath your," holy father's" heel, '
A litter plenitude of woes
To match the swettness of his toes.
There, prisoner for long years to be,
liockeil In with reters fatal key,
You may by, sad experience find
Some reason for a change of mind,
And learn the real rights of freedom
By feeling deeply how you need 'em.
METROPOLITAN CORRESPONDENCE '
i LETTER LXXXIIr.
' . -. New York, Feb. 17, 18o5.
A mdemdel uge-Loollng for a ferry-bo,itA a day for
the cold water jwrtyA nw liquor hill id the A As
sembly A steam Jire engine flour-oamingThe poor
and th-ir relief A hcture ly lion. Sum Jouston-A
I ' full J'ir Later newsfrom Europe The British
CahinU Volunteer Cabinet Maker The spirit-of the
British people-Operations on. the Crimea The Russian
New Year's Day A grand night Sortie 7 he origin of
i'vUTtesolutUm found in Swedenborg's ThfolotiyThe
Tribune or South Garolina Fossils Household Words
. Ihe Illustrated Magazine of Art.
My' Dear Tost : If Noah's Ark could have
been moored in our City Hall Park" last Wed
nesday afternoon, I am inclined to think there
yuiu wu uave Deen no spare berths in it, so
greatly did 'tbe flood prevail." F,.W tU.t
day, the rain began to fall, and it poured down
until nearly sunset. The snow and ice in the
gutters of the streets effectually closed the drains
and there was no outlet for the accumulating
waters- w.hich soon converted the streets iuto
canals, and the hollow places into ponds. The
- crossing of Broadway is considered quite .a feat
at any time in business hours but his was a
pitiable case who had to accomplish; it on Wed
nesday, unless indeed he was provided with in
aia rubber boots and overalls in which case he
might without great discomfort wade across the
thoroughfare literally breasting the waters which
encompassed it You would have forgotten
your own exposure to the 'melting perils' if you
coma nave seen some diminutive pedestrian-
halting upon the curbstone, and contemplating
Tit. 3- " v . . O
wnn unaisguisea terror the angry tide which
rushed between him and the other side of th
toj uuw uyiug me aeptn with his cane and
anon looking around him wistfully as if for "a
boat a boat to cross the ferrv." Not a few
such bewildered individuals might have been
seen, though to tell the truth almost every un
fortunate pedestrian of that day was too intently
occupied with bis own- footing to pay much
gratuitous attention to that of others. ; .
It was day to satisfy the
y - - mvmv u o uv
mands oi tne cord-water folks. They aldne ex
alted in its universal and unmitigated wetness
and theyoxAj as they contemplated it from some
comfortable parlour window with their drv
feet saucily elevated upon a chair or -the window-ledge!
Speaking of the cold-water folks, l ap re
minded to" chronicle the introduction into the
New York State Legislative assembly of a new
Droll i hi trro kftl nB n i,iikii!i. U 1.a I e
t writ c a ouuoutuw lui but? UUC UtlUlc
that body. It is cunningly devised toietray,
if possible, the friends of the oriirinal bill into
it support as more likely to succeed. If they
are caught napping and vote for it, they may
give us a partially restraining law but they
ilUisappoint the wishes and wills of their
constituents W ...J n..--.
And nothing less than this. If however we can-
SOUTH g E E! W E I 'M i Y POST
not have the latter I shall be dad to
law passed which prohibits the sale of Honors in
Jess quantities than five gallons, and forbids
.annking on tbe .Preniises where it is sold and
which imposes fixed fines for-drunkenness and
upon megal traffickers in the "liquid
fire" as some one has graphically called alcholic
amiss, uaif a joaf thaQ nQ brea
uui we must have the whole loaf sooner or
Ilttle 6t,r produced in the city this morn
oy me trial of a steam fire engine whfch is
announced to be made in the presence of a Jarge
uu,,luer or invited persons connected with .the
public departments. The peiforrnances of tbi
engine in Philadelphia were mentioned fev the
press of that city, as being very remarkalle. It
promises to turn out to be the true and genuine
nre anmhalator." . Our Vhoys are so ifoud of
showing off their machines that there is great
danger should the steam fire engine be intro
duced into our metropolitan fire department-
that they would set the city on fire j ust for
the exciting chance of putting it out again
Apropos of fires. As if to mock the multi
tudes of starving people in this city nearly four
thousand barrels of flour were burned up in a
Pearl street ware-house on . Thursday nio-ht.
This is really a grievous calamity in a time of
partial famine and wide spread destitution. The
cry of the famishing for relief is still ..ringing i
uu uuiwHustanuing tne generous
streams of bounty which have flowed out of pub
lic and of private fountains there is a vast ag
gregate of unsupplied want and unmitigated
misery in our midst. The severe and protracted
cold of the present month has ng?ravated the
sufferings of the poor and although the win
ter is more than two-thirds gone, new measures
fur their relief are imperatively called for.
vu .uonoay night the lion. Sam. Houston of
lexas, is to deliver a Lecture before the New
England Young Men's Association. There is
no sort of doubt that there will be a tremendous
riis.Ii fry. Iiuj. tAa -.....l. i ti i
. . icuiaiK.iuie man wnose ac
knowledged excellencies as well as his eccen
' tricities are a passport to popular favour where
ver he goes.
A new daily paper is said to have made its
bow to the. public of this great city this morn
ing, but I have not yet encountered a copy -of it
having kept out of the way of the newsboys.
If it exists and continues to do so until next Sat
urday, I will give you some account of it. It is
said to be of the "Know Nothing" school how
ever a bad school for a newspaper whatev
it may be tor a politician.
W e have later news from Europe per the
mails brought by the Asia but. as it is three
days old it will be ia;her stale in my letter. Of
course there are innumerable speculations as to
the character and materials of the now Liiitish
Cabinet. Our daily papers are all first rate
. C'4w-makers (in their own estimation.) and
they are quite willing to work at this trade for
pretty Queen Victoria as well as for piain Frank
Pierce. It is doubful if any one of their cal.irets
will suit the Qieen and so I will not stop to de
scribe them. England wants a warlike minis
try beyond all doubt. The new premier be it
Palmerstou, or Clarendon, or Lord John Rus
sell, or be it w hoever it may must be for 4 war
to the hilt' to meet the aroused temper of the
4 British lion 'fori take it that the people is
the Uo after all ! The faults of the reiired
cabinet must be atoned for, the national honour
.1 T 1.1 i- . - - I
vindicated and the deu.isianx essentially whip
ped. Nothing less than this will now appease
The reports from the Crimea are interesting
as they embrace the improved condition of the
British army, and the steady progress 0f the al
lies in their orations against Sebaatupol. The
new treaty with Sardinia throws fifteen thou
sand more" soldiers upon the beseiging side that
is will do so, when they get it to the Crimea,
for these fifteen thousand men, England is to
lend Sardinia one or two millions of pounds
sterling, at three per cent, interest, and Eno-land
opinion of its probable weight of authority in
the case. I quote his words :
r o j I enifm I only fonnd in the theology
of bwedenborg. I made in tbe interval one or two pub
lication, inciaenuijy vindicating the truth so far as I ap
prehend lU But my apprehenaoa was extremely partial
and lohrm ; and 1 have do difficulty whatever in acknowl
edging these books to have been little more than a beany
outcry against established and insensate error, and a pro
Rhe.cv ..?d.TaCinS knowledge. I hope my reader will
nna iuinuea in this little volume, all and moie than all,
u. ciuiuuc ia inauigent eye may have detected in the
The Tribune of yesterday finds an occasion
to vent its habitual spleen against South Caro
lina in noticing the fossils of that State. It
I his apparition of a scientific work in a region hither
erto not proverbial h.r science should be handsomely ac
knowledged. But it strikes us that it is incomplete, and
does no sort of justice jo tne Fossilology of that region.
Another superb work is needed, namely : on the Political
wwviai j. orol Id ill rin Utl I a vr linn n.M
luwe mieresung than Aeassiz or Tuo-
uiev evr ninnnfn.tur-l B
I notice this fling at your ister State not to
nonce me teen wit ot the TUbune editor in his
discovery of ww and extraordinary fossils in So.
Carolina, but simply to say that he is evidently
ignorant of what that State has done in the
way of contributions to Natural Science. I can
not give a catalogue of her numerous books, but
can assert confidently .that they are so nume
rous from the pens of Backman, Holbrook, Tuo-
mey, Oibbes.and others, as to convert the Tri
bune's solitary spectre into ho-rihstanUal
mdiiuments to the aefetttifiaiItnT
of her'sonsPThe'TWAin. B1.A..M W."..,.r..i
what it sneers at for its own credit, if not for
Let me commend to your readers. a a peri
odical of unquestionable excellence and interest
for the family circle, the monthly re-issue of
Household Words, a periodical conducted by
Charles Dickens." Mr. J. A. T)!r f in t..u
ace, is the re-publisher of it, and he supplies
a perfect reprint in excellent style for $3 a year.
"Household Words" deserves the name it bears,
for it is unequalled iu varietv. freshness and
charm by any miscellany of either hemisphere.
aiiy of the choisest gems of current literature
are first displayed in its attractive pacjes. Mr.
Dix is also the publisher of that beautiful and
popular miscellany, "The Illustrated Marine
of Art," a work f.dl of finely executed wood en-
nvings ilustratiye of nearly every department
popular knowledge. lt is printed at 3 a
ear, or together with "Household Words," for
I I i
i nae no hesitaney in savin that
would be a judicious investment of that sum.
who asked you to introduce us what's your
name, old feller ? (Growing terrible.) See
here, we came here to , see Frank fierce. I I
have been a downright democrat these twenty
four years, (giving emphasis, bar-room fashion,
with a smack of his heavy fist in his left hand.)
My name is Isaac Smith, and I haint ashamed
of it anywhere. . '
Marshal This was a happy moment for the
Marshal, who had no anxiety to hear Mr. Smith
give his political biography" Yes, Mr. Smith,
allow me to present you to the President, Mr.
Pierce, Mr. Smith;"
Mr. Smith ujSo, you are coming to your
senses are you ? Why, this was all 1 wanted
all the time. Why didn't you say this was.
rank Pierce ? We never 'sociated together
Was nt'to be expected I should know him."
Walking up to the President as fam liarly as
-if he had skinned deer with him in the Wes
tern forests. ' Hello ! Mr. P-e-e-r-s, me, and
my friend war here in this town for a day or
two, and we thought we'd step up and see you,
ana maybe you'd be glad we called.'
tea sugar, wine, and several other articles, I
had my fusil slang across my back, as every
man must be armed here, even if he wanted to
go to the rear. -
So I was coming along, thinking of but you
need not ask what, -as you might know it was
about yourself and Neil, and poor little Jack
a horseman rides up to me and lays hold of my
fusil by the butt, and very quietly was going to
take it off my shoulder, when I asked him in
plain English what he was going to do, but not
a word could I understand from him but ' pris-
onere bon Cossawke,' as he pronounced it. I
thought at first he was a Frenchman, until he
mentioned Sebastopol, but it was time I looked
out for myself, so as I was handinghim my mus
ket as quiet as possible, he thought, the foolish
fellow forgot that I had a bayonet at my other
side, so as I handed him the fusil with one hand
I gave him the bayonet with the other, but most
unexpectedly though, for I drove it to the socket
into his body, and very quickly upset him, and
and rode away with his horse and'long lance. I
Mr. President,?very affable and smuW soon mounted his horse, which eased my poor
Glad to see you, gentlemen very glad to Bee beast- A11 tbat 1 was sorry for was that I left
him my bayonet.
. ltf o:ii."!::Li:..j i ii r . ' l
, r ' ouiuu oy uie rres,dent's af- A JHRILLUffGOTClDENlTT.
01FF5g uu -upon -tne shoulder: 1 I he firetsettlef nAl.;n0fftnJ
. " v-v-uu mibuc f mv,wi a auu auuuuaut bOurces
again "Well now, that's right, old boy.! I ot annyance and danger. The majestic for
told my friend, you'd be slai to . I fsts wmct tben waved where D0 is heard the
tnm nt h.IO,,.., ,1 Jl .1 , .,,
t , . " wuoiu. on, uuu wuere a mousana villa
10 is jonn Jackson ctonrl k i c- . . .. . re .
li ma mi rr . , " "c c l"c uu"'ra innumerable wild and
. iu iventucK. He's a savage animals. Often at night was tbe far
eood democrat. thniurK bo h
. s" ""u uo relation to laumy wuusiu liuui sieen nv tne nrii.p
k u i ii t :i i i i ..m.i . i - J
iu uriueiill. ' wimuui, WI11CU 101U mat Drum was slnrm
President, extending his hand to Mr. Jack- the sheeP"Pen or P'S stJ or was laJ'ng violent
son-" How are you, Mr. Jackson ? I hone E i7!:"" g otten, on a
yon are well, sir." " : "1 , c u" Y,u."7 r a. larSer l0S
' i fi ' ii i mm i iiMiip unn nrirri rnn a. . i
-J- ucawi" uearis araw
xui. jacKson nearty, sir, hearty." TBow- cl0ser around the fire as the dismal howl of the
1 in 1 1 a.
mg very profoundly. J won ecnoea through the woods. The wolf
Mr. Smith" You mustn't stand on ceri- WUf, tUe,.mst ferocious, bloody-thisty, but cow-
r , aruiJ ui an, rarely attacking man unless driven
e are real hv sivpro hnn... nn,i o.,,.i-:.,. i.:. .i
mtnnino Ar.n 1 .... , J " """S cjxiuS HIS VICU1U WltU
fc ..jju,,, UUfc auu oui aemocrats. the utmost pertinacity.
&mrn Iis Iffst.
WILLIAM D. COOKE, )
JAMES A. WADDELl'.M. D.
BALEIGH, FEB. 241855.
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dinlinct 1pm nnrg I r-., ... i
er ot that mm, ,
..VI ( I)
ercisedover that little Italian prinnPaj'
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Eight Copies,. ...... .12 " ......
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XT Where a club of eight, ten or twenty subscribers is
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Postmasters are authorized to act as Apents for
mo oouiaern w eeitiy rost.
Mr. H. P. Douthit is our authorized agent for the
oiaurs oi ALABAMA. MISSISSIPPI and TENNESSEE.
AVasiiixotox, lt,. 6, 1S55.
The Peeshlwft Levee Presentation of two of
hit Backwwxl Constance; Amusing Di
alogue Tim Prehlderit's o-oa
l" '"yi.t was not so
crowded asu.unl. It is getting be an old
story, and better sights than Gen. Pier
his household are afforded to the
T T 1 .
asnington elsewhere. A bill
I bate, these putten on airs (looking hard at
Marshal Hoover.) You got a nice sun" place
here to live in. Must cost a heap to fit up this
piace (tooting at the gilt chairs and scrap
ing tne velvet carpets.)
Mr. President " Comfortable enough,
Rather costly furniture. "
Smith " I guess that's so."
The incident which 1 am about to relate ...
curred in the early history of BiddJford. A
man who then lived on the farm now aron,AA
by Mr. H , was one autumn entered in
felling trees at some distune.? frm h;"!,
,j , ...... ula UUUJC.
His Iittle son, eiorht years old. was in the 1m hit-
while his mother was bu?y with household
cares, ot running out. iuto the field and woods
drounu uie house, and otten goin where the
tather was at work.
' P"Sl.' f'"'J- " Pioneer, h J ffioC. ST.
er left his work sooner than usual, and st-.rt,l
home. Just on the edge of the forest he saw
a curious pile of leaves. Without stopping to
think what had made it, he cautionslv rf-mn,.
ed the leaves, when what was his astonishment
to nna his own darling boy lying there sound
asleep! 7 1 was but the work of a moment to
take up the little sleeper, put in his nl:i n
small log, carefully replaced the leaves nn,l
i 1 1 - i. . -
concealed niinseitamong the nearest bushes th
fi-lta tllrt hint fh l t - l i
.- ... ...u luai luejr uaa oetter move on
So, bound to have a parting grip, Mr. Smith
sureicmng oui his immense palm, that was al
most a blanket to the President, " Well Presi
dent, give us your hand; good bye, (giving a
squeeze that Drnigs the tingling to the Presi
dent's toes.) Take care of yourself; IVe al
lers been a democrat and my father afore me
but 1 never seen a President afore
visit rs of
ill Was riv-fn tn-
night by Col. Freeman, of this place, which
drew off from the President's levee a "majority
of the beauty of Washington, as well as its dis
tmguished men. One incident, however, that
was the main point of the evening, WRS the re
ception by the President of two tall, giant-like
Kentuckians, who called to pay theirrespec!s',
in a democratic way, to the common servant of
the people. In the crowd that passed Marl
i Hoover, who took the ip.mes of earl, n,i
. -7 in-
tcoduced them to the President, was our two
friends, just from the backwoods, as their inde
pendent swagger and homespun garb suggest
ed. Their camp blankets were wrapped around
their shoulders, their cowhide bouts were the
taliest ot their kind, and their laro-e brawuev
urtii.it. .uMut uie siz.'oi a small sized bear skin
ii. . . .if.l .1. ... . ? i
lUKj.a.Lw mrti mess Hien nau seen somethinr of
.1 - 1 1 ."I .1 O
me woriu. m ttiev came, starin.r fircf . .i
' 3 "'1 HI III
1 OU fTOt fr. irofn , tl... ..U f. . . . '
any word to snnd tn nnl.nJ . Tr . , , -, waning mere a
uuv ,u iventuek-v. snort time, he hr, a n,.,n. i
r - - . , . -. . ... tt ' 7 j i o tiii.;iiir. nna-
ro any triends or relashins, We'r .iDj, m,t. quickly followed bv another and rttw ;n
1-3 O , , . " vu.ivi . Li 11
u wuum ia.e any lectle message or car- ... u s aeeuieu auve with the tearful sound?
i ne nowis came nearer, and in a few mlnm.
a large, gaunt, savage-looking wolf leaped into
the oDeninsr. closelv followed h, tK i.
.a. -j sj nuuie uauK
1 he leader sprang directlv nnnn t). c
leaves, and in an instant scattered them in eve
ry direction. Soon as he saw th A0r,t;
his look of fierceness and confid,npn nh,n. '
that of tha ost abiect fear. He hnt'l.i,
put cowered to tbe ground, and passively awaited
ry a bundle for you in our chist."
Mr. President'- 1 am obWd t J..
emen. J have nothing tn
e '""luuiuttie. oooa
evening, sir; good evening."
Messrs. Smith and Jackson" Good nuht.
If we stay here longer than we expect we will
Ukcaii m again ; but we dont want you to
yuurseil DUIOI Vonr v.nr nn nn - i P.. . l .. .
- i . . n. J wuufc. u.ooa , iJr me rest, enraged by the sunnosed
nirht Mr Plomn ' ; l,f f .ii . . ' . n. . J. . BUPtoseu
' " UvuU, i.i uFun mm, tore nim in pieces, and
1UB rrewaeni thanked his visiters, and thev " on. tue spot. When they had
pushed on for the East room, the observed f nn,s,iea, "eir comrade they wheeled around and
all observers. During their interview .:,k a. ?SJ. thf disappeared ; with
vug i it uvh iiiuuir..9 rrnm tKmt. ti..
a wolf was in sight. The excited fart. or ,
x .. uu auu iuarsnai Hoover, a roar of laugh
ter went up fr6m all who witnessed it. No
doubt they will long remember their visit to
the White House, and their getting'a siht of
a living President. Cor. JY. Y. Herald '
chandiliers, then at the minors,
, now at the'pret-
. v omvn, auu ai last they broke the silence
and h ranee tiiirnt ipr ur tr m..r., ...... i x '"-c.. .ll
- - . o-""1 pro- j l,a(i been
lection aurintj the war.
The Russians kept a grand festival in the be
leagured city upon the eve of their New Year's
day, which fell upon the 13th of Januarv. Thev
illuminated the public buildings and kindled
bon fires upon the heights over the Chernaga.
At midnight all the Chapel bells of the dtv
were set to chiming and ringing, and there were
unmistakable signs of a general com motion.
The allies did not look upon these demonstra
tions without suspicion of something beneath it
and they were not unprepared for a grand sor-
.. ...,.v.v iiuiii luc xmssian lines soon
after midnight. It is described at some length
in the London Times, and must have been quite
a "lively affair. It was met whh superior spirit
however, on the part of the allies, who drove
tire assailants back into their batteries, and even
followed them there. It is said thlt the troops
declared they could have taken Sebastopol that
night had they been encouraged, or even per
mitted to. do so. Russian Sorties are now the
night in the Crimea. This appears to be. the
standing entertainment of the season some
thing like an oft repeated farce at Burton's or
W allack s. ,
AVhen the Rev. Dr. Edward Beecher publish
ed his remarkable book, entitled, "The Conflict
of Ages;' he may have flattered himself that he
had set the question of the origin of evil for ev
er at rest, in his theory of the demoniacal pre
existence of man. But, alas ! it is one of those
ugly questions that won't stay, settled. It is no
sooner pinned down by some doughty moral
philosopher, or by some confident theologian,
than it springs up again like tbe little pith har
lequins with quicksilver or lead in their heels I
The latest oracle on this vexed subject is a trea
tise by Mr. Henry James, which is contained in
a volume just issued by Messrs. Appleton fe Co.
of this city. Mr. James,! believe, belongs to
no school of theology, but has somewhat dis
tinguished himself by metaphysical enqni-
lia has prepared this book in tha
a 4 - - --- w vj in vi
a letter to the author of uThe Conflict of Ages,"
prey long letter it is too, as the book con
tains 348 duodecimo pages. I have not had
time to read Mr. James volume wWh hrt
er, I will certainly seek an arlv ,fL:
do A brief extract from his preface will serve
in the mean time to give those of vn,
who may feel any interest in this HU.00;.
elue to the nature and source of its author's the
ory, and which may also hp them to form an
so much occupied in looking at th
. . KJ
sights that they had not observed the wav of
introducing these who had preceded them, and
that the Marshal took the name of each as he
.caineklong and presented him to the President.
This Ruailiar call for Frank startled the people
. auu iUB :uarsuai, stepping up'to our
aemocrats ot the VV est, made his most polite
dow, with Please give me your card, sir?"
The pioneers eyed the Marshal from head to
foot, and evidently satisfied that his was not the
phiz they had seen in the picture books, with
a voice that indicated a good pair of 1
plied, " W bar y Frank Pierce ?
live here ?"
Marshal " Yes, gentlemen; but I should
like to have your cards." (The name is some
times given on 'cards. )
Strangers "Our what?"
Marshal " Your cards, sir."
Strangers" What do you mean by that ? I
want to see the President of these ere United
States, I don't know nothing about your card.
me for some other man,
Marshal" .No, no, gentlemen ; I want your
names. What are your names r" Very po
lite and affable.
Strangers (Suspecting that the cards were
some stolen property, and they were suspected)
" None of your darned business what our
names arc. Old feller, if you are trying to
fool us any, you'd better jest'hold up rite off."
(The audience now groaned with laughter,
the Marshal looked confused, and the visiters
from the land of Boon flashed fire from their
eyes, taking it for granted that the whole com
pany were trying to have a little fun at their
Marshal More than usually polite and try
ing to calm the troubled waters if possible
" Gentlemen I want to know your names to
present you to the President."
Strangers Savage and fierce " What do
you mean by talking about presenting us to
the President we are no injuns come to gin
ourselves away we only want to see him. He
can be looked at, can't he ? What is he afraid
Roars of laughter in the company.
Marshal Confused and polite " I want
your names to introduce you gentlemen." j
. Stranger1 Still impressed 'with the idea that
the Marshal was poking fun at them " Can't
we introduce ourselves, I should like to know
I'hosphori-s. It is now just two hundred
years since phosphorus was first obtained bv
Brand, of Hamburg. So wonderful was the
discovery then considered, that Kraft, an emi
nent philosopher of the day, gave Brand three
hundred dollars for the secret of its preparation
'Kraft then traveled, and visited nearly all the
courts of Europe, exhibiting phosphorous to
k-ngs and nobles. In appearance, phosphorus
Tf sicllil Jac ltno!!.n.nv . K . . i.
,t,.v, uul 1C ,s more trans
approaching to the color of amber
which is derived from the Greek, signifies " liht
bearer," and is indicative of its most distinguish
ing quality, being self-luminous. Phosphorus
when exposed to the air, shines like a star, giv
out a beautiful lambent greenish light. Phos
phonw dissolves in war,,, sweet oil. If this
phosphorised-oil be rubbed over the fi, ; i,
uanv, uie reatures assume a ghastly appearance
, TT,,,"euu''161 l0OKS Jfce a veritable
- mg v .ii-o -the-wisp. The origin of phospho
Til li fl.i rr,,l 1 11 ... 1 r
.euwKaoie thing concerning it
-.j ou usmuce wun which we are ac
quainted can be traced oitl,;..- u.
v..tiiCl iy eano 0r a
r1' F . ems 10 f animal origin. Of
- uie animals, man contains the most; and of
luV US panS 01 the body tl brain yields by
analysis more phosphorus than any other. This
oi no nttle moment : Every thought has
perhaps a phosphoric source. It is certain that
.-inteU4nal.being,!ltri11 the most
uspuorus. it generally- happens that when
Sintrillnr Aiannr. I L
betfirA am. oi: ,. .... '
-.v orp.K-auon or it is made to tbe wel
fare and happiness of man. This remark applies
--sold at five shillings an ounce; now it is so
cheap that the penniless portion of our popula-
- -uoui in me tor.n of matches. But
what a noble, lif nT.f ,i .. i
-.fin rT -u nre-grving office
It nil. For commimial
. louses match-
e excited furtior ni.oa
.. L- -I'll. . - . . . w
eu uis cuua ro nis Dosom, and thanked the kind
Providence which led him there to save his
dear boy. The boy, after playing till he was
weary, had lam down and fallen asleep, and in
that situation had the wolf found him and cov
ered htm with leaves until he could brin his
comrades to the feast, but himself furnished the
repast. Biddef or d Journal.
THE MEMORY OF WASHINGTON,
The recurrence of our national festival, the
birth day of Washington, suggests to us, once
more, the duty and importance of. cherishing
nis memory. AH other great men have been
llaCClfioil V..T 1. litntfij.. .1 1 . . .
c.ooniu vj iuc maiuiiau, huu uave snareu their
glory with formidable rivals. Homer does not
stand alone in the world of letters, nor Alexan
der in that of arms. The fame of Demosthenes
and Cicero has been partially eclipsed by the
eloquence of Chatham and of Henry, and the
names of Socrates and Aristotle have become
comparatively dim in the superior light of Ba
con and Franklin. But even the genius of Plu
tarch must have failed to find a parallel for him
who stands alone io the annals of the world, a
miracle of Providence, a well proportioned char
rfcier, in wnom the virtues and faculties that
constitute true greatness are imperceptibly
We do not propose to indulge in extravagant
eulogy, or to maintain that either a holy purity
ouuj, or a gigantic development of intellect,
were characteristic of the Father of his country.
Our imagination invests him with no supernatu
ral powers ot mind or celestial elevation of sen
timent. But we contend that no historical per
sonage, of human origin, has ever appeared in
our world, in whom the various gifts of nature,
and the various acquirements of education and
habit, more beautifully and symmetrically har
monized. He stands alone, like some pure mo
del of Grecian art, and criticism may be fairly
challenged to point out a defective or exaggerat
ed feature. He had his faults and his errors,
it is true ; but in the shadow of our own con
scious imperfections they become invisible,
whilst the general effect of his character excites
universal admiration in the light of his own
There has always been a disposition among
men to testify their veneration for illustrious be
nefactors, by tbe erection of monumental struc
tures inscribed with their names. The name of
Washington bids fair to be thus transmitted to
future ages in many parts of our country. But,
to our taste, the most interesting design yet pro
posed, is that of purchasing for his native State,
the noble old homestead of Mount Vernon,
where his domestic life was spent and where his
remains repose. The Washington family , with
commendable jealousy, have uniformly refused
to part with this venerated spot, in spite of the
powerful temptations to which they have been
the "States of the Church,"
ignoramus would ever 8im,, 1 an
T - i't'uoc mere
danger to the United States from t,,e an-v
that capacity. But his Holiness caillls 'n
vicar of Christ, to have supreme spirit
diction over the whole world, and it j
pretended spiritual authority thafhe' !
control all human rof airs w- it !
declared the acts of the golennu h
null and void. By it, in 1852, h, i,
against the reniihiiV nf V. ' ' 'u',(l al uj
mg Us acts also, as nvll and void '
decides for his spiritual subjects ,hat is
what is untrue, what i i, ,
. . . - .iiiu wDat is
nuu mey nave renounced all
sucli matters for themselves
r,gtto judge ic
Bv it if 1. "i
to decide that it was their duty in ,his
to sunrx.rt a rmrtionlo, . i ""7 -
bound to obey, because he in their vieJ
.-t ui jurist, aua. carries the kevs of
-.u.uul uca,cll. is tuere do danger
this to r(nMw-n ;nt,'ii:'I- .
- 1I1SUIUL UIIS c . l
- ' . i , . "e uol
misrepresent tne Komish priesthood W,J
say inat such is the stand that they llave
dedlv t.ikfn in tlio TTi.;t..i c..
j -" u,"ku oiaieA : tor t
gans openly avow it, and no authoritative deni 1
of it has vet been published. Tl,a t.; ,
as dumb on this subiect as the sennlM,,.,. .', . .
would not be the case if their papers pWjtf
church in a false position before the. njihi;, "
Within a few weeks, since the beginning (Jf i
present year, the Catholic Miscellany" at qv.
lestnn, S. C, has twice repeated the ohiw, ,-
doctrine, which we here give once mw, , j!s
own words " The Pope has, jure dicing
itude of power over kings, as well as theirs
jects, and this is a doctrine of faith t,, . j ,-,
under penalty of everlasting damnation" ?!
quotation is taken from the Watchman auj
Observer" of Richmond. There it is then r
questionably avowed, that by '1 divine ri'-Lf
tie Pope is master of mankind, and th,B,i,. "
civil rulers of the world are suhWt fn i.;. ...
mited control ! For hat else can lii.i-.
mean ? And as tl
ments are claimed as his slaves, the sm,. ,,
ciple must imply a simUw claim over the peoj.'e
of a free republic like ours. Otherwi. .1..
bull against Xew Grenada was founded in 'oth,r'
Colonization. The R
mak,ngphosphorus is extracted from burnt
boues. The demand for it is now so great that
? ?nUaI1y PfePared' When Kraft
,ue oad notmoiyj than half
"to set before the king."
Th ,ISNE B0W COSSAWKE.
wme is an extract fmm
' ine,tVheedC7-3 iD EDSkDd frm h fc-SS
m the Crimea : I cannot refra;n
W the narrow escape I had the other night
of being uken prisoner by the Cossacks, s
was re urnmg from Balaklava with about ten
pounds' worth of goods for. the office
company. But de SaU m of ft.
tthl time. I must thank (Jo i
FrUiecil0n, and tor endowing me with
uch presence of mind. Balaklava is about
-en or eight mUes from Sebastopol, and t
oTrabUt half-Wa7' o-ted ol
our captain's pony, with haversacks fid 0f
SAILOR JACK AND THE EUSSIANS
i ne loi.owing is an extract from a letter of
a soldier, dated Sphnct,i r . .
ti ' . . . yv, : "iow,
. - ueei. or paper,' and a spare
hour, 1 wdl endeavor to answer you with an
account of things that have occurred, and parts
that 1 omitted in my last hurried scribble, which
I am afraid you would scarcely be able to deci
pher, well, as I hardly know what to benn
witu, i wui write uown whatever comes into my
head first - and if it affords you any amuse"
ment, I will cousider myself amply repaid I
will begm with Sailor Jack, who is a private in
v. , m mgoon Uuards, and one of
we most amusing lads that ever reefed a top
sail on the sea, or drew a sword on hind He
combines the most remarkable courage with in
exhaustible good humor, and often, when we
nave ueeu siumg in our tents drenched to the
skin, have his drolleries made the place resound
with glee, and our sides ache with laughter
On the 25th of October, Jack was about four
files from me in the ranks, and just when we
had wheeled into line, on Jack bolted, and the
rest of us with him Kt ;
, , . ,u wustuueuue oi the
crowds of Russians, we had very little space for
the use of our swords. Well, Jack-who has
a salve for every sore-finding that he could
not get using his sword for a time, makes u? to
a huge Russian lancer, who very politely " pre
sented" Jack with a pistol bullet, which he as
politely "refused " by bowing to the pumme
of h,s saddle, and receiving the ball on the hilt
of his sword. Fair play, mate, shouts Jack
and putting 8pars t0 his horse, closed with the
Russian who was making off as fast as he could'
and Jack, afraid of losing his prey, clasped the
Russian mil i 1, r, ""Fc me
,.li3 1C11( arln rouna tle np(.unr
subjected, and have very recently declined th
proposition of the patriotic ladies of Virginia,
who had instituted a subscription for the pur
pse. They have, however, consented to dis
pose of the property to the Federal or State
government, in order to secure its preservation
from private hands, and it is now understood
that the subscription will go on among the la
dies of the Union with the view of vesdnr the
title in the State of Virginia. In its possession
Mount Vernon will be kept as an endurin- me
morial of him with whose glorious caree.it is
historically associated, and whose precious bones
rest upon its soil. An appeal has Iatelv been
made to Xdrth Carolina men,, for aid towards
the erection of a m Ann mnn f i T 1 . . i
square, rhiladelplna. We venture to make an-
l,nu l .
7UBr aeai. 10 tne laies of this State, that
.ey umV with their sisters of Virginia in this
noble enterprise, and contribute their dollar
each, for its speedy consummation. That the
object will soon be effected, we have no doubt.
To participate in the effort, however, must be
an honor which every patriotic lady will covet.
Ihe names of the contributors will be recorded
and carefully preserved, and an opportunity is
thus offered to yOUng gentlemen of gallantry
to write the names which they sometimes in-'-senbe
so fondly on rocks and trees upon a tablet
UMiftm k. Ml 1 ... 1 '
tuey win oe Jess likely to be effaced by
R. R. Grm i v f.r
ashington city, General Agent of the -Wri
can Colonization Society, visited h'alci-li last
-week, and spent several davs anions onr .r.;.
zens, endeavoring to revive their interest in the
noble cause in which he has hnuj- been so i.
nently useful. We heard a verv'i
ressfrom him on that subject "on Sundav -.f-
ternoon, at the Presbyterian Church, and wore
pleased to see a large audience in attendance.
Un Monday afternoon a meetino- 0f the friei
of the cause was held at the Lecture
-f iL. 1 . .
vi me same cnnif i it r -it ,
, i ij j. i. iii ireca.-t
Jisq., presided, and Sea.fJales, Eq.'aW
"a reuiry, ana preliminary steps were tak n
to reorganize the North Carolina Colonization
Society. The meeting adjourned to convene
again this afternoon, (Saturday,) at four"
oelock, in the same place, when the nanus of
all the permanent officers will be announcec'.
Mr. Gurley left on Tuesday morning, very much
encouraged by the results 0f his visit. M.tv
he live long to serve so noble, a cause with the
eloquence and dev.otedness for which he is distinguished.
",E committed one or two errors last
week in referring to acts passed by the Ley Ma
ture, owin to the confusion' incident to an ad
journment. Amuiiir others we stated that the
annual appropriation to the State 'Agricultural
Society amounted to $2,500. We have since
discovered that the sum- was reduced to
500. , .
jt& A yuung Princess lately born at Naples
has been christened by her sponsors Lmmaci u-
xa V.OXCZHTIXA. .They miirht h
aaaed Jesuitic a. Pun
GATOUIA ABsOLI'TIN'EA -
X S U B S r A N T I X A M ENbAC'I A
We hope that the indifference manifested for
m regara to the celebration of Wash
uigion s birth-day, will after a while giv
before a general revival of truly patriotic
rnent. It has hpnnmB iimtnmo.r, i
w owmaij iu many places
to exhibit popular enthusiasm on other occasi-
Ont ' UnA frw -v 1 .
".uer men, wniist the name of
Washington, around which
no mere partizan as-
as boxers sa v nut 1,: i j
u T i i V r eau m chancery and
battered his face to a jelly with his sword-hilt
then throwing him down, Jack went into hi
midst of them again, and I saw no more of him
as 1 was carried awav amn u . . ' '
awav amnnrr tUa r
j i i "n 'ciiriQir r1ls-
U4u enough to do to make
uul uum amongst them.
Lord Raglax. The nc.t
Lord Raglan is thus described ot
On our return from th t.. T .
the head-quarters with V frZ, " T at
ness with thecommander-in-f '".T'"
was ptomenadin2-thebflr.l-r,;u A'an
He is a fat, e-natur J",s m?n81on-
rather tall tr, u Sentieman,
ratner tall, in rnanv resr,.0 k:- . '
mtnZ "C. 'U ' Dyy eans, of such
T "Oi,, ZZZ:"!00 .? Lane
- vcpuuu was cordial, and his LorrUhJn
must be called
You knn, i . 1 , Clt 38 courigeous.
lou know that he lost an arm at Waterloo
whi,e s,rvmg under the Duke of Wellborn
He is said to have remarked at the battle of
Inkermann, when the French troops came to
nis aid, at a time of ereHt iMvifv. Tfm
French owed me
an arm, and they have paid
The Misses Warner, one of whom is so we
known as the authoress of u The Wide, Wide
World," and ihe other as the writer of "Dol
lars and Cent," have each a n,ew UQvel in press.
socations c,n cluster, is left unhonored bv tv
cro wd. But this must eventually pass away. Men
may continue to venerate St Patrick and St An
drew, and carouse over the nativity of Jackson,
Clay, Calhoun and Webster, but we very much
mistake the signs of the times, if the day
is not approaching when he who embodied in
h.s personal character and achievements, the
spirit of Americanism, as it was in its purest
ucijs, win De remembered with a far more pro
found and general sentiment of respect and Gra
The Egyptian Dourra. Bayard Taylor
thus describes this interesting article: "The
appearance s very much like broom corn but
instead of a long, loose panicle of red seeds js
topped by a compact cone of grains, smal'ler
than that of maize, but resembling them in form
and taste. The stalks are from ten to fifteen
feet high and the heads frequently contain -ka
uiucu .ufu.Dc as two ears of nW Tt. i.
planted in close rows, and when
th hand wWK , . . " vufc
... a tiiuri SICIfle nftor .u.
1 i , 1 nuiu ,11 H
heads are taken off and threshed separately.
The grain M fed to horses, donklys and fowls,
and in upper Earvtt is lispd
for bread. It is, of course v imperfect
ground, and unbolted, and the bread is coarse
and dark, though nourishing. In the middle
and Southern States of America, this erain
,.U:il.J .i . .... . o
-u.u win weii, ana might be introduced with
We received one d y last week, the ah
number of thr-t always interestiug Ma-ii;. ,
the XatTOVAT on.t .-.'.l i
, 1IWI 11,u 1UUUU luucn entertaii.
ment and instruction in its pages. We think
it our duty, however, to qualify the praise e
o ouen consc.ent.ously bestowed u,.ou
this periodical, by some expression of our opin
ion m regard to tbe editorial article, headed
A Model Chapter," which relates to the life
and merits of the English, philanthropist, Bi.v
tok. For the first time within our observation,
the editor has. in this article, given wav to the
popular feeling prevailing arolmd Li em.
ployed the .National Magazine as a vehicle for
the propagation of that abominable heresv, the
doctrine that slavery i8 a sin,r f '
The article in question is bv nn .
actenzed by a dege of force or point calculated
to provoke the' Southern rM,l,, ;
though the illiberalitv with mh;..u ;t a ll
the newspaper press of t, ; . s
justify at least a dignified rebuke. Following
m. the fuotstPs of Bishop Potter, the writer ex
claims in a tone of apparent contempt, " Who
looks to the newspapers for opinions no x a-davs?
We look to them for news, but their mora au-
i i ...
,.uw"7" ueen Ueao Jong a0 Ue lLen
proceeds to give the moral authority of the 'Na
tional Magazine,' on the subject of slavery, as if t
the mere fact that it is published in monthly
numbers, instead of weekly or daily, could ex
empt it, ia the judgment of sensible men, from
its own sweeping condemnation. Seldom have
we ever seen a more ridiculous assumption of
superiority, founded upon similar premises.
But leaving the newspaper press to be com- '
pared with the periodical, press of the Xationai
Magazine, by an intelligent public we
to extract the following very erroneous and ab
surd paragraph, which we select from a number
of similar passages occurring in the same arti
cle: "We believe that these merely incidental argu
ments of ihe questwn, exaggerated on both tides,.