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01 XE-r-NEW SEUIES;
SALISBURY, N. C, JUNE 29, 1854.
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auS aaiara la. tifhliN af year,
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As tfnrtlMMMM auawf It or 1 mum, Hirf-
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fcfl i impiirli i t A trKlimM uf mqr
M trfUull Bart.
" Oiml al waawala, wMlwat aMUaaal aW.
fiaato taaaa arha amtiaa rrfatarty IhaMgti lha
aaananriar aaaiadalra air arSc.
t'rl Oram ari U aar aral kifnrf tlua the
aaara Mm trraia a rnraa o naaa aaa.arw.
' (Tfiaaaa aaaatef la alvaniaanaau ar raat
xl ta aula tba aaaihrr of awtlWa rriMr4 J aa4 if
k la anaW4 tar 1 c-apy tha laaat paMM
Ma. arma aasa tha kaek taa araqi tlmm. Otbarariae
aay arid at a in laa aaaal atria aad cbnx
-CC-H tlllWH aa )a!Nl Jlga.-
; ' 5IAY 25, 1854.
taiirW'a Waajaat aai4 aw E.prr-. .
' I AraaUni ka af ia-anaMaf -f T1SSC E3.
ir4ta Warkaa1 $la. CaRara iat Caamavtatirs,
tairftaM) ta. (UoW NaHMa Vkr4 barn,
ra (raal variety, uw aatra aapcrftaa ; Plaia mi Emt
ln ijimJ lilt MftKiiBM. apMa a aaniart uf nfaar braa
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Hall art aaruealarij rr,vaataa
Ra. 4, Craatlt BaHatac.
4 IX iaa. kt.i to J- T. Caaiaawt AC hy
iV Bnw 11 atttwM. alraa. call U a ap ar-
. im law aa4 Aafaai Caart. AH rtanaa attaxrM ai
tM uaw ana aa Utfr4 t tha aaiab W aa 4wr W
tanna.a viial any 4ja laruua ul prrkriM; whtca I
. aa ay oM fralaai a aat 4nm aM la. TWi"a.
aftfcat ra aaiat ka aHllad. I Itara alt lb aaerrt ia
M aana ata at iaa mm of CnaajAara
Vary napcatMly, Ar-i.
; . i. V. irtXHBEBS.
, May IT, ISM. I3M
,i IX faraoaalBoVWJ laaUl. riaaof Jankiaa A
ik. R.Aaria, aaa J. M. Jaakiaa A Co., ky kuuk ae.
kuaatar 4a, ata afato taaamifaHy t,araid lo
aika aatmaal k Aaraal Can, aUdrVaaftrtaof ihr
tna ataal aa raaaaa : aal faoaa ybl fl In atHU ky
i-lkil nail wy atpaot la tn4 lkw aeaoaati aaa a4
la Ika kaaat of a aatoat eraWtioa.
- jEXKITDK A ROBERTA-. "
1 t. M. JKNKIN8 A Ca
alay It. HttA, lawW
Ladies' Breast Pins,
2'RIXa n4 San
Marek I. IBM.
at awla, at ititrri anera, jon
W. R. WIUSON, ,
1 aWr akuta tiraorlr Raw.
, All IknsMAL Machikb." Tlie refvort
ot proceedings of the French Acade
my of Science contains aft account of a
nor and destructive weapon which lias
been inentcd in France. It congiaU of
Along hollow kuicvfiUttd. with tome.coni-
buttibla eotnpoond. To tins lance it at
" taclied "a Cockier, whic
bullet of tlie enemy
-TThTnr pi ulev u.tht?-twTW-wwyidaw.
to wituw elgbt, ten, or twele yaws ot
JthftencmyAndliver hiifircTJie jfire
Is communicated to tlie lance with as
great facility a to a guu. It exerciae
its action dtrecllvlv tire, nroocrlv sinuik
""' tug, and will cover with a slkwt of name
- is honztiotal srfacc or ten Or twelve yards.
Tlie lire tenaciously attaches itself to ev
ery object it encounters, burnt with ra
bidity, and gives so powerful a volume of
mama that it is as dangerous tothesccomi
and third ranks of the enemy as to those
in front. - - BesiHet this first effect, the
. lance continuca for some liiue to giv au
Ul uninterrupted jet of Same, accmiiMtii
ied with a loud whistling oise.M
Pxrramno. An Indian agent named
Vaughn, who has travelled extensively in
the Northwest, states that in ono 'region
f tlie conntty norrtt of Iowa, everything
if inclined to petriflcatioft. Large logs
bf'wood, limbs, vegetables, and once liv
ing animals, might be oen tnrned to ao
- lid rock. He saw tortoise by the scene,
th4 would weigh wer 400 pounds, also
birds, fishes, And animal lie brought
with him several eagle quills, petritStod
: '-4oiplete and perfwety atsohe head of fc
bird, art.lffrne curious specimens ol1 wood
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CUBA AND THE niXIBlJ8TEltS.
The MeinpLU Whig die following
information which U important if true."
In speaking of the plaaa W fillibusters,
tha'Whljj aajs C , , T ' -1 "
As thu subject is engrotaiiig a large
share of public attention, and A degree
of mystery m attached it which ; tvnda
to excite curiosity, we hare been etidea
Toring flJr some time past (o gather such
iufui illation as might to iutarestiHg to
our ruttder, Frvu oar ecltanges and
other sources, we learn tliat tha available
funds at the cvniniaad fca frietids of;
Cuban hOerty aorttt a uttie siiort or
one uiillioii f dollars, while eight tteaiu
ers and four sailing vessels have been
placed at their disposal knd can be made
ready for sailing at twenty-four hours no
tice. They are also possessors ot but ween
eight thousaud and uiuety tlioasatld ataud
id arms, muokvts and rifles, inclusive;
tuuy also have, if we are Hjrhtly iuforin-
eJ,i about ninety fluid pieces, including
cjtuiioii, howitsors, and mortars) and are
pMty well supplied with ammunition
and side arms. v
The resources have been placed in the
hands of a committee, who are to hold it j
ami) the time set for the carrying into
execution of their project. .
Hie entire command of this expedition
will be vested in a gentleman of known
ability and skill, and whose name has al
ready become a household Word with the
citizens of tlie United States, in couse-
of hit brrllidnt etiief eiiients milf
succewfiil manoeuvres while in command
oft diviaioii of the American army, du
ring the late war between the United
States and Mexico.
The second in command will, in all vr-
tliern iriiciplea," and who was also a
coinuiandor of a brigade in the same war,
and who has since held the office of Gov
ernor, ttd who, if we mistake not, still
reUins a preuuuettt-ciyu, position
l,,. !, loii I
4'iOciaU-d with tlii tnoveineiit from
tint, wUi, witkunt duuLt, U: tltird iu coin-
iiiand. ' ' 1
Col. WW, Col Pitkettv Col. Bell,
Mujur J. A. Kcllcy, Major Moore, Cat
W. 6. buwarila, KMiit, VV, rv. hdwarils.
C'apt. J. W. Lkiuciit and Licttt. Frank
Uuihiiette, all of wboiH were intiuiaiely
iiitiiiictod with tl prerioti exiwlilioii,
are, wo are credibly. iufora.'Hl, exerting
tliemtelvei in tireijaratipii fur the fortli-
It', and wilt 44 be in at the
Hie number of men tliat have enrolled
their names' rfnd pledged their honor r
support this cause, cannot ht much less-
l Jlorjf are wwi
who are well skilled in the ukc of fire
urms, and who are determined to avenge
the cowardlv niMSiMcre of Crittenden,
Kurr and otUei-s, ia Havana, ou thu 3d of
. ,'luisaxjM.ditioD wiW,inall prohaliility.
Ivate the allures of the Lulled States
about tha middio of next moot h, and wilt
laud in i ho V uelto . Ahajo country , and
tlieuce proctHHi to Havana. - 1 hero will
be, perhaps, ten thousand men thrown
into the Island the first effort, and imme
diately followed by reinforcenieiitis Until
thirty or forty thousand soldiers are there,
and with this force there cannot be much
doubt as to which party will be the suc
Meantime Spain is preparing a warm
! reception-fW-thTnTWert n case they
suouid uiuRe tue attempt.
HEAR Til EM. '
The Ct Icigo TrftaTii"aiys"r" "
Th North roust units ia one grand body, ar
ray iiarlf agaiuat th inroads aud oppression of
tlte l'ro-lv, rv owcr of Um Soath, sod fijlit
ninl it with unerasing desperation and vigi
lance : or etM! we mint eeato lo be Mutili,
isusae u) be frwrte WWl oWUM-acn W b vaiaaU,
We reH-Ht it, ths North mttlt Unite ; we must
lliruw aside all old party prrjudicies, and preoou
ueived likoa and dislikes, and some together
SHa one wnimoi) platform of belief, aaaiaUncc,
nroUlKn and mil lwrt. As a Whig paper, and
spssking, as we have elery reaaon to believe, the
uue leniimellU ot iue n lug party w luinoia, we
are willing to lead off in this movement
Bonton; tlhto, and ew lot' -W Big - pap".
spvak ia tha same atyle.
The subterranean line of telegraph be
tween Londou and- Liverpool has been
warded between the two points, lle-
" i . M -t i i
centiy the t rench 'wires ana rue wires
from Liverpool were joined together at
London and Liverpool and Manchester
proceeded to hold direct communication
with Paris and Brussels, a distance, re
spectively, of 535 and 52Q miles." The
mayor and principal merchants of Man
chester were, present at the experiment,
and messages were interchanged. It is
said that this underground telegraph,
which is laid .by tlie side of thw railroad
track; is less liable tor tlie interruption
froth storms and ttther causes, to frequent
iu this country."
Jfouf JitueA fAfy Gmtume. Some idea
can bo formed of the coal trade of Penn
sylvania, when we stafe that the city of
N. York alone receives two million tons!
of anthracite coal annually. ,
Boston was visited on Thursday even
ing with the most terrific, thunder storms
ever experienced in that 'vicinitV. The
Journal savs the electricity communica
ted1 Wrth the -Wtrerof the ftHalasnele-'
graph and caused King's Chapel and oth
er bcUaav jrive iin occasional note. X ;
Tha Carolinian of last week was both
learned and prolix upon the tnbject of
distribution. Quoting a paragraph from
Um speech of IIou. S. II. Rogers of this
ttafe, delivered In the House of Repre
sentatives on the: 28th of last April, to
the effect tliat the General Government
owns nearly fourteen hundred millions of
acres of public lands, which, if distribu
ted upon. equal terms according to repre
sentation, would give to North Carolina
an aiiiDUui Uiat would, a the government
price of $1.25 an acre, yield the sum of
959,8(MM70. This calculation of Mr.
llogUrs is below rather than above the
true figures : but the commentary of the
Carolinian thereon runneth in this wise :
Huw any man who really gives the peo
ple credit for common sense, can risk
his reputation by such a course of argu
mentation, is one of the mysteries which
we have not been able to understand.
To which We reply : now any man who
has common sense himself can have the
hardihood to tell the people of North
Carolina that they ouvht not to claim a
portion of this vast domain, nor of its pro
ceeds, but that they ought to leave the
vfiuila.of it in the hands of the Geiierul
Government for the defrayment of the
charges against the General Treasu
rv, when lie Itnowalnal'H'wiU noT'tie'
thus applied, but that the whole territory
will be ultimately given away to the new
States, " is one of the mysteries that we
have never been able to understand,"
except upon the hypothesis that the con
sewtwttfwwh a e.xtne4W en ti ml- im
opiate in the expectation of a tut adrer
tiaing iiutronage from the Naval, or some
other Department of the General Gov
ernment, whereby amends may be made
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ir iiih tTi ii uiHtmiiu I nquin v i,r 'ihk hi-.
state: ana tin liviKtliei. ut
would uot apply to the case of our neigh
But these lands are of little or no val
ue at all iu the estimation of the Caroli
nian ; and therefore, we supose, it mat
ters not what becomes of them. " For
the largest ortioii of theiiij" the Caroli
nian says, "lies iii the territories of the far
west and north-west, and in the State of
California;' and that hundreds of mil
lions of acres are'eiilhraced Iff 'ths wide;
plains which lie between- th ouUkirt of
civilization on the Western 'frontier and
the Rocky Mountains in the great unex
plored basin hich spreads out between
tua itiH:y Mnaotams ana th a-mrra
vada of California- region destitute of
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vegetation, and with the exception ol ve
ry small patches of land, desolate, un pro-'
dnctive and uninhabitable," Arc. And
the. questions., fuUuw.i.'.'Doe, any .ohe
suppuna.U possible, much less within the
bounds of probability, that this immense
fart - rile and nniiilmbitable waatw can ever
be aold at &-Siper acre I Dots. any one.
PIse tliat it will ever bo sold" at any
It is rciulilv conceded that many acres
of the public laMwg are unprudnctive, and
that therefore, they may not bring $1.25,
or even any thing, per acre. At the same
time we contend that a large number of
acres probably far tuursv thatrhatf are
exceedingly fertile, fr abound iu valua
ble minerals, and if properly husbanded,
would sell, in due time, uot only for $l.zo,
bot-ftir fivet-eight, ror ten dollars per acre.
So that Hie public lands, if proiierly ta-
lkcacare ot, instead, of .yieldinir uuly icum
sixteen to seventeen hundred million ot
dollars, as estimated by Mr. Rogers,
might be actually sold for double that
amount of money. Why should the sales
be hurried f Let the lands be kept un
til in the natural course of things tliev
shall be wanted for purposes ot settle
ment and cultivation, and they will bring
their full value. - The democratic plan ot
hurrying the sales of these lands with a
view of building up the new States is one
of the very worst that could possibly be
devised.' imoT onlyxanscrir sacrifice of
the lauds, but operates most injuriously
upon, the old States, by reducing the
price of their real property, and draining
them of their wealth" and population
Hut while on tlua anrjjnc.t : e should
be much pleased if our astute neighbor
would answer us a few plain questions:
-It Alio, grant Inasin " whudi spreadsf-
out between the Kocky JUoniituius and
SierMNevada , fLUili Ji$JL4 'i'.
exjUrti,w how did the Carolinian End
out that it is "a region destitute of vege
tation, and with the exception of very
small patches of land,, desolate, unpro
ductive and unhabitable I'1
2. If these lauds are so very poor that
they never can be sold for anything, Why
does the Carolinian audits party insist up
on keeping t hem in the hands of the Gene
ral Government as a security for the na
tional indebtedness, -and lor the purpose
of defraying tlwxpeisesf the General
rvn trmiiBiii i - .
estly answered, and we shall then have
something further to say on tho subject
of " Distribution." -
yortk CttWVet Argu.
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VeWiV.-r-It is stated
arid American citizens have torwarded
likewise to their ctr-iigioiusw .ioOjOov
with vie ta further subscription will
belield in Ixindon.
consequence of Jhe; great .distress homes by the several -private ewireytn-1 d ' accurn'ulations v
. . , i- ... .i ... .i.:i. i..f r-.iL... .i.u-;.,.. tii., er and louler eery day. vt
as just reiniiieq, oy one oi msem- siwu, wniu " .r... ...... ... .... , . ' , . .
a nm of fiftv thousand fraucs. tivities. was the only contrlsmj lo this.oj iieaiuiior in a my out to
MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE.
The following report of an event of
great interest has been sent to the Pliila
dctphia Bulletin by a friend, and which
our readers will readily understand, who
(bond it in the street In New York. It is
supposed to have dropped from the pock
et of a reporter of the New York Ex
press, Evening Post or Times, and we
take this method of presenting it to the
world, as well as of euabling its proper
owner to procure it and give it to his iui
aJiiailjeAdejj ' " The Marriage Fete ut Cmwwootl.
The fashionable world has been much in
terested in the nuptial ceremonies attend
ing the union of Miss Dinah Dora Blow
iu with Mr. Samuel Beau Ditchie, better
known as Sambo Ditchie both parties
being distinguished iu the colored literary
cicles of our great couutry. The marriage
was solemnized at Crowswood, the resi
dence of the bride's uncle, on Saturday
last, iu tha presence of a highly distiu-
guished party of guests from this and the
neighboring Mates, the weather, sym
pathizing with the occasion, was highly
propitious to the gathering of the compa
ny, but lees so to their separation. The
siiu had considerately sheathed its fiery
arrows, and a personal friend of the bride,
who hi by profession a street waterer, had
the bight Before gone over the the road
with his cart, and laid the duet so as to
rr vnt th Mflthme and- 4adi fcom-i
getting their shoes and stockings dirtied.
iue uisiance iroiu me coy uciugoiuj
a few miles, most of the guests went on
fx:t, but some of the more distinguished
went in omnibiisses and a, few of the
j!.b!PJi .drove Ja the., gcena .of. tbeiusr.
tivities in their own drays. Mr. Pompey
Johnson, a wealthy hod-carrier, took a
ihy party of his friends iu a furniturecar
hiretl for the occasion: but their enjoy
ment was considerably dampened ty the
absence of Mrs. Johnson, ho, owing to
absence of Mrs.
the tioiise-cleauing going elrattlie inuhi
-tirnT-where uliu" prefldiiasniwWHitWT
work, was iitiavoidubly detained at home.
General regret, too, was fel at the ab
sence of Mr. Julius Quash, the celebrated
wit of the colored circles, whfTwhs una
ble to enjoy the festive scene, it being the
height of the white washing season.
By half-past two o'clock- most of the
guests had arrived, and rarely hits such
a brilliant company been assembled iu
this or any other country. .They entirely
tilled the drawing-room of Crows wood
mansion a spacious apartment 12f "feet
wpiare. About three o'clock a strain of
bewitching music was heard frorti the
back iiorch, whereafriend'of the groom's
banjo had stationed In
uiself, and to these
enchanting sounds the bridal procession
advanced into. the saloon. The bride
leaned npou the arm of her venerable
Uucle Edward, the groom upon that of
Aunt Cliloe, and they were attended by
a train of sixteen bridemaids and grooms
men, alt chosen from the beauty aad fash
ion of tlie colored aristocracy. .
- "The bride wore A splendid dress of
white, delusion, over pink .muslin, which
contrasted and harmonized beautifully
with the ebon of her polished complexion
Her splendid masses of sable hair were
unadorned jexctipl by a wreath of white a va8t braM pan wj,u r?ri0U8 vegetables
nnd-?runson peonies, plucked fresh from and allimaJ matter fresh as weiras pu
the garden of Crowswood by. her own lria, to compose a powerful Fetiche.
fairy fingers, for we mava.hlarn- At tilesu customg tj,0 same Bcenea oJ
these, that it is ont of Mrs. Ditchie s fan- butchery and slaughter occur. The king's
cie. never to wear ert.hVml flowers or ext.cut;(inerg traverso tiie cit lnl;ng aU
other imitations of nature for ornament. t, meet Xhe next day degoation
,v , - j":," " vc'", .tho bloody saturnalia looked on eagerly,
yard. A neeklace of wax beads-the atld danC(.d in ,lig clftir with l
splendid gift of the happy bridegroom The King. of Dil,omcy pavca ,i,e. p
encircled her black-swa.n-hke neck in protiehe to his residence, and ornaments
flattering contrast and a berth of deln- the battlements of his palace with the
siou was loopcu up at ner breast. ny aikull ufhia victims: arid the irreat Fe-
magnificent uiother-of-pearl broochthree
inches in dameter. Tlie groonis tfress was
a iong-taiiea oiue coat, white vest ana
pants, white cravat and white cotton
gloves, and his feet were encased in a pair
of boots expressly polished for the occa
sion by one of the groomsmen,, a profes-
1 he marriage ceremony was accord
ing to the.well-known iuipressive service
of the Ethiopian church', arid was'pCrforTn-
ed wfth great "feeling 1v the Rev: Csar
oouc pasior 01 me r.uuopuiii .uupei o'
r... ,, ..a ! .. l, , I. ni.n im t
" " " vo 1
scribe the entye service, but to the ques -
lTr'nsThlitrwe"fe to TiTSke llTet"aTK'oiie 1
fl.sli it u'iu remarked that the room re-
" I will, boss : and the bride, in a clear
but tremulous tone, - Well I does !" As
soou as the ceremony was concl.i.lc.l, the
happv bridegroom folded Ins bride to Ins
bosom, and impressed upon her blushing
cheek a long, fervent salutation, and then-1
the joyous company gathered around to ;
Cher their congratniauotw.
"Soon afterward, dancing took place;
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ik. r:-; ti-..iil..r. .-utlAstM-irarUhottld-it-coiHe-.-It'-our
o tbe;c'nMmnvliartiiik,'"of 'a;'b(iiritifnI'Uiowe.vcr"innch.tre"-tray--be-
supply of retivslimeiits. T ho bride and
.rmoiii deuarted earlv, the amateur artist
A u .. . I . ,i i. m.mt-..,. .1 .1 1. ,
i" ""J'N r:,..?': r.3
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as inev iook ineir irrniv mtr hpimhii
t'innv." Tlie gav company toon after-
wards took their leave of" tho hospitable ;
chosen air of " Carry n.e buck to ( Me VjiUknon il to bl- rhe n,ters tfnv
halls of Crowsw.ood, and returned to their-:atl"ie
otherwise ioTfnl 'occasion.
" It is iHiderstood thaMke happy cou
were to drao with a brother-in-law of the
bridii's, at his mansion hi Sumll street.-- j
From thence they were to proceed to the
' tvuiwtunfva tf tUa crrnrtin'a VpnffraitlA fdthfr.
and after that to his own. home, which
awaits its new mistress with anxious in
terest." . s
" AFRICANS AT HOME,"
Under this caption a writer in the last
issue of the Southern Quarterly Review,
which, from the initials appended, we
learn is wiitten by one of its ablest con
tribuijors, D. J. McCord, esq., gives us
some idea of negro life at home. In this
article he Jakes pLjJIarpe coIjectipn
of old voyages, published iu Paris in 1790,
and a book entitled " Ashantee, publish
ed in London, in 1841, by John Beacham
of the London Wesleyan Mission, which
is probably the latest authentic work that
treats of the manners aud customs of the
degraded race referred to. Savage and
barbarous as were these hordes four hun
dred years before Beacham visited Afri
ca, his observations and experiences there
clearly show that but very little progress
or amelioration has come to the besotted
race. The reviewer says : S. Car.
" Scarcely has one of their barbarous
and bloody customs been abandoned,
from the earliest ' period of which any
thing is known of them. They still pave
their court yards, palaces, and even the
streets or market of their villages
for towns, w 1th thff skullrof those butch
ered in wars, at feasts, funerals, or as sa
crifices to Botmum. Still their wivesani
slaves are buried alive with the deceased
husband or master. When Adahanzen
died, two hundred and eighty of his wives
were butcWwi beiure the arrival jofUik.
successor, which put a stop to it only to
increase the flow of blood aud the num
ber of deaths in other ways. The re
maining living wives were buried alive,
amidst dancing, singing and bewailing,
themselves with earth and blood.! Their
victims were marched along with large
knives passed through their cheeks.
The executioners struggle for the bloody
office, while the victiins look on and en
dure with apathy. They were ti) faiii
iliar' willi the horrid sacrifice to show terror-,
or to imagine that all was not as it
.glioma oa, lnoir hands were first chop-
ped off, and their heads sawed off, to
prolong the amu.8eine.nt Even some
who assisted to lilj the grave were hus
tled in alive, in order to add to the sport
or solemnity of the scene. Upon the
the uoise of horns, drums, muskets, veils.
groans anaT screechings The w:oinen, I ? , ?
death of a kind's brotltcnfour thousand i M 'lare" aud talk about what
wtiwvenSZSllw cfirtmoyeSSyrm6 papers. Atidlhenl
reiuonies are often repeated, and hun
dreds slaughtered at every rehearsal.
Upon the death. of a King of Ashantee, a
general massacre takes place, in which
there can. be uo computation of the - vic
" At their " Yam Customs," Mr. Bow
ditch witnessed spectacles of the most
ajpallrng kind. Every caboceer or noble
sacrificed a( slave as he nteretl at the
gate. Heads aud skulls formed the. oi
naments of their processions. Jin mi reds
were slain ; and the streaming and steam'
i ta ...inrrtoi ;
ticle Tree at Badagry, lias its widest
liinll9 with Vin.an carcasses
There the want of chastity is no
disgrace, and the priests are employed as
pimps. Murder, adultery, and thievery,
says Bosinan, are here no sins."
CHOLERA IN NORFOLK-
By tli hJlowing .extract from the Nor
folk Iloralrt, of Tuesday, it wilt le pcr-
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celved that the pestilence which has ac-
quired -such a fearful notoriety in our
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rtiapjicarcu in mat city iiv
ost malignant form, ami threatens, un-
less thuvost vtgUmtt and at4ve-ftaiiilavry
I svstem is adopted, to become still- more
j futal .exteasive. ia iti. ravages.-. It
. wethink, for the -proper
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'authorities ot I etersburg, in view of the
approach of so terrible visitor, to be on
the alert and see that the city be placed !
m a proper Btate of pro,)aration at ali i
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points lor Ineeting so formidable a foe;-
jtlie fact, that Petersburg is, at the present
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lophtcmrc of any kind than we have ever
I l-n.u-n ! 1.. )w.
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ot them, tilled with a stagnant hltliy Huid
sjtt cannot bo called water whilst the
inJ other bv-ww s teem withalo-
a a i
.'hich crow lare -
h,.r is a R.,l
preserve against diseaso by discharging
certain prescribed. duties f' Pet. Int.
use FAMivt: The Health 'Warden f thi;
Ffth Ward was informed yesterday mom
ing that four deaths had occurred in a
family, living in the rear of No. 10 Cher
ry street, in a sudden and somewhat mys
terious manner. Coroner Hilton was no
tified, and proceeded immediately to the
place for the purpose of investigating the
circumstances connected with tite deaths.
He found that four of the children of
JiIoljlLjJrahomy had been taken ill a few
davs since, and though skilfully treated
by a physician, had alldied. Three deaths
took place on Thursday morning and a
fourth yesterday.- Tlie only child remain-
mg is a gin iu years of age, who has been
very tuwtduottt in her exeftiont to leftc6iitet th-hoy whihha p
ate the tuflerings of not onjy the d,eceas
ed but also of her parents, both of whom
are very low with the same disease. The
family were wretchedly poor, and the a-
nartmpntfl thfv neeanied vra filthv in
the extremfe. There ia no disguising the
ihci uiai iue cnoiera ia on uie increase in
the city, and tlie authorities should do all
in their power to prevent it becoming an
epidemic, by cleaning the streets and giv
ing the city a general purification.
DIALOGUE ON NEWSPAPERS.
A. How does it happen, neighbor B.
that your children have so much greater
progress in their learning, and knowledge
of the world, than mine ? They all at
tend the same school, and, for aught I
know, enjoy equal advantages.
a. uo you take the nowspapeis neigh
A. No, sir, I do not take them myself;
but now and then borrow pne just to read.
Pray, sir, what have newspapers to do
with the education of children!
B. Why sir, they have a vast deal to do
with it, I assure you. I should as sooil
think "of keeping :lhem'Tromlic1ib,''M'''lo'
withold from them the newspapers ; it is
a little school -of itself. Being new every
week, it attracts their attention, and they
are sure to peruse it. Thus, while they
are storing their minds with useful knowl-
are at the same tittle acqmMe
ot readme-, arc. i have often
been surprised, that men of understand
ing should overlook the importance of a
neivspape? in a family.
A. in truth, neighbor JJ. 1 frequently
think I should like to take them : but I
cannot well afford the expense.
ii. iau t anurd the expense ! what,
let me ask, is the value of two or three
pleasure and thu advantage to be deriv-
ed rom a well conducted newspaper I
.S poor as I am. I would hot "for fiftv
dollars a yeftr, deprive myself of the hap
piness I enjoy in reading, and hearing
my childreu read aud talk about what
ine renection, that they are growing up
intelligent and useful members of society.
Oh, don't mention the expense ! pay it
in advance every year, and you will think
not ol it.
We clip -tAeIijdng)eBpalcU fjofn"
the Charleston Staiidard. ."-,'
A most disgraceful scene took place on
the floor of the House of Representatives
to-day, between Messrs. Church well, dem
ocrat, and Cnlluin, whig both of Ten
nessee. In the heat of the excitement.
Mr. Cullum called Mr. Chvrchwcll a
d i iar and scoundrel" repeatedly, and
milled at In m tt-o'i the aooarent inten
tion of -fllllering-'plErBOliil'd'ffl'itgDti&T
was held back ly the 'merabers. Mr.
Church well drew and cocked a pistol, and
stoou prepareu 10 meet any onsiuugui nis
antagonist might fvel disposed to make.
I he excitement throughout the Hall
was terrible ; while the immediate friends
of the gentlemen were endeavoring, to
subdue their passion, others, were mount
ed on chairs lit (order that they might
more conveniently witnes thefaght;
It fortunately so happened, however,
that both parties were arrested before a
blow was struck. Iue House adjourned
aniid much confusion.
The House yesterday passed the bill
yesieruay passeu tue oin
providing wr iue annual meeting ol ton-
gress on the first Monday of November i
OHO moRthIatcrthau proposed 4y ibe
bur at w &Jp$$fZLt...Maa. s.
Tlie bill to aid the territory of fiiihe-''
sola in tlie construction of a railroad was'
'passed by the House to-day.
Tlie Senate t'da-iTllilJ!
leht of tTie XIIT Io'Alie"re-orgauu
uieht of tTie
-Tlte Senate occiiptetl-Htnt-hf the time
yesterday and to-day in discussing the
President's niessage vetoing the insaue '
DeatK of a Slave. On Friday last Mr.
John F, Whitfield, residing about twenty
miles from this city on the James river
and Kanawha Canal, lost a val table ue-;
ivi.iuiv u w i. . .i j- n . i
. . !gro raaiv under he folio wiag paiufulcir -
luty lo. state, if - w- f .... j
luarveeuRg, uu wbiic siiuug tra wwori
Ilnssy's Reapers, tkeH at work, one of his
),.- r,u- i. aar-t nMtU il. l.l.i.l.w o.i.I ,
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was urcuuuuiv lasceraiea tie was un-
mediately taken to
the quarter, where:;
lied ia, but finding i
medical. aid was calle
tliat raortificatioa was about to set iu, am-r
ITUinLlWl W A3 VtlllJV IltTV X. . falUl
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' ait aa- a rniron rn ar tna L-nAn
standing yvery effort was made te saveiLntted States frigate Suttiatrkuiinu, . de
bit life,: the poor fellow, after a short bnl
severe Stiffering, died. Hie accident-Was
a most singular one. antt death tronutt
very . remor
Tlie Bank of Tennessee,as we learn front
the Nashville Banner, recently ordered
from its engraver a new sett of Bank notes
of various denominations with red backs.
The box containing these' notes wat re
ceived a few duyt ago, but none of them
have yet been put in circulation. On
Monday a ten dollar bill, red back, with
out signature, was presented at the coun
ter of the Bank. It was a genuine note,
but aa none had been issued, suspicions
were aroused, and an examination of the
viously been opened at the bank, disclos
BANK NOTES STOLEN-LOST.
ed the fact tliat notes of the denomination
often dollars to tha Amount of $40,000.
had been abstracted. None of the other
notes were disturbed. The box came from
New York in charge of Adam's & Co.
Express, and it it thonght the notes were
abstracted on the steamboat between this
city and Nashville. The person who pre
sented the note at the Bank, stated that
he obtained it from a negro who had pnr 7
chased goods from him to the amount of i
$5, and received $5 in change. The ap
pearance of the negro indicated that he
was a steamboat hand. Tlie community
should be on their guard against theso'
notes. The bank will not issue one of
the ten dollar red backs unless the whole,
$t0,000 are recovered ZouigvUU Coh-:
tier, ISth. mi ' -
1MffilMff CaTcutuiioti.-!!iie nuinler
of languages spoken in the world amounts
to 0,ow : as t iu Europe, eiro in Asia, ami
1,260 in America. Tlie inhabitants of the
globe profess, more than 1,000 different "
religions, lho number or men is about..
is 23 years. One quarter die previous to "
the age of 7 years ; one-half before reach
ing 10 ; and those who pass the latter age '
enjoy a facility refused to one half the hn-
man species. The ererr 7.000 persons.
only one readies 100 Tears of age; to '
veTjrJOO jjntjrBix teaches the age ofJ53
and um tnoni'thah oheTn UOO'Ti vesTb "Bfl"
Af.Mt Tl, AH J. ..1. a AAA ..
the tingle ;' and above all, those who ob-
J CW9 ut age , Aiivi v na oil l-iij mi A,vw, - j
GMK),000 inhabitants ; and of these 83,- !.. i
333,333 die every yean 91,234 every day, "
3,780 every hour ; and 60 every minute,
or one every second. The losses are a
bont balanced by an efjual . numberrof 1
birlliirTfie married are tnnfigr lived tliait'' :'
tall men- live longer than thort unes. ; ""
Women have more chances of lifein their
favor previous o being fifty y.ear3 of jige
than nren have, but fewer afterwards. "
Tlie number of marriages is in the piw
ortion of 75 to every 1.Q00 iudivkluals,
iro more frequent after the4
expunoxes; that is during the month of
June and December. Those born iu the '
spring are generally moro rebnst than
others. Births and deaths are more Jre
quent by .night than by day, The nutav t
ber ot men capable of 'beanns arui.u;
calculated at one-fourth of the popntatidfo.
The last New York Triliue states ihnt
in consequence of the large falling off of
demand tor beef under the late exorbi
tant prices the supply had become great- ' v
er than the demand the butcher, there
fore, have had .to submit to a reduction
f rttev and although this is a consider-
ble blessing to the New Yorkers, yet the
EricJsstiil coinpIamejLotAbe Joo
t. llie proverb so huppny referred to "by"'
hetj falls"--ie, curiously illustrative.. of -'.
the remarkable perspicuity of cause and . ''.
effect. It' probably never occurred -to.
any of our people or readers that the uin-f -
tual relations between strawberries andj ; j
beef were of so . intimate and interesting
a character. Pat. Int. 7
MORE TROUBLE AT ERIE, PA,
Is likely to occur, if tha statemont of a (Jlevo
land paper be correct, that tlie Council basadopt-
i, . r r. tU. n.l,..i
;11!rdo n the bridge, of tho Railroad Comnsav
the einorat limits. The M.ivor Uw.
ereerU.iajsiA.Jbas refused to give his "assenttd
--likis resuhou ul-69batr jaldyiee.
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UemarlaMe Cant of Tautology. -lit
OI" debate, one of the ojmoi-
!an ungrammatieal ase of the word that.
A wAdjTitnrTvf the" otfctid e F"r6se" tji d ad-y
dressed the chair: " Mr. President. I feel
it mv dntv to defend niy eolleazue from
the tdiarge. of false graauraar ; and i so-,-
doing, I shall prove by any grammarian
you please that that that that that geutle
manjised was in strict accordance with.-,
every rule of gmmiuatrical construction.'"
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a tirr; i.ifrwi-n iwonpiican leader.: it
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Wft.may. credit the HIungtiin Star, i
iiewro, taxing ground agSl HSt political ab-
oiitiomsin in 'America, ami declaring that
their onginaP expressions of svmoathv
with the oooouenU f sLtvrv ee.i
e.1 by their want of a nrt.per knowledge
, , .. . .. . : ?
nf u;e pities of the Unite.
I States. .So.
! dent of the Louduu Time, lTard th-
a lAfAriA .
- ,c"b,n8' UqHet glveu on that vessel
aicers, at wtiicii the .Japan-
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TwrtrT i '.SMJIII JlOfia Willi rjal ,
IW than'aDy tiring vine he could7 com-
'. i twic ji jn. .1. .