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a- COL4ctIA MARCH 13,1839.
By Iis Ezcedlency PATRICK NOBLE, Esq.
Governor and Commander-in-chief, in and ore
the &ate of South Carolina.
W HERIEAS, information has been receir
ed in this Department, that a mnost at
trocious murder was committed in Laurens
District, on the 6th of this month, by Cartcr
Parker on the body of Jefferson Roieland. and
that said Parker has fled fron justice.
Now, know ye, that to the end justice may be
done, and that the said Carter Parker may be
brought to legal trial and condign punishment
for his offence, as aforesaid. I do hereby offer a
reward ofTHREE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
for his appreheusion and delivery into any jail
in the State. -Carter Parker is described us
being about :36 years of awe, about 6 feet 1. inch
highi, light colored hair, fcard inclinitng to red
dishness, rather a thin visage, sandy complexion
talksquick,and cuts his woids short; face tolera
bly broad at the eyes, but narrow at the chin; a
sial piece broken off of one of his front teeth;
broad shoulders, slender waist, has a habit of
sucking his teeth,large knees and knock kneed;
lie is a blacksmidi by trade, and fund of ardent
Given under my hand and seal of the State.
at Columbia, 13th day of March, in, the
year of onr Lord one thousand eight hun.
ired and thirty.nine, and int the sixty third
year of the Independence of the United
States of America.
By the Governor.
M. LAzoODZ, Secretary of State.
March 21, 1638 f 7
State of South Carolina.
and wife and others,
Vs. Bill for
George Bowie, Partition.
T appearina to my satisfaction, that Sam
'Incl Norwood and Lucinda his wife. Rich.
urd Hodges and Mary his wife, George Weath.
erall, and George Bowie, Defendants in this
case, reside beyond the limits of this State:
Ordered, that they severally do appear and
plead. answer or demur to the bill aforesaid,
within three months front the publication of
this order,or the said bill will,as to them,respec
tively, h? taken pro coanf es.
BENJ. Y. MARTIN, c. a. A. D.
28th February, 1839. (B&r $11,75 nc 5
- State of -outh t arolina.
ABBE VILLE DISTRICT?
WVilliam Chiles, )Bill to have re
vs funded part
Vincent Griffina and others., of Legacy.
T H E Complainant havmng tiled lisi bill in
mny office, and it a ppearinag to mny satis
faction that William Waller Senr. William
Waller, Jun. Doctor Mordecai, and Carmline
his wife; and George' Hot and Mary Ann his
wife, defendants named in the said bill are,
and do reside wvithouat the limits of this State ;
Therefore it is ordered, that the said defendants
.lo appaear and plead, answer or demur, to the
a--aid bill, within three mouths from this date, or
the bill will be taken pro confesso as to them.
BENJ. Y. MARTIN.
Feb 22, 1839 w a. $11.75 ne4
New spring and Summer
T H E Subscribers beg leave to inform their
thycustoaners and the0 public generally, .ihat
thyare receiving and opetng a .splendcid as
Spring and Summier Goods;
Emnbracimg, every variety of British, French
and Amearican, Staple , and Fanacy Goods,
which have been selected with greatlcare.
They mnvite their friends to give them a call,
and they shall have good barlgains.
G. L. & E. PENN & GO.
Marcha 21, 1839 7 tf
Spring and Summer
0 LOTHING.-The Subscribers have just
received a handsonme and general assort
went ofgoods ihr Gent's Spring and Summer
Coats, P~anats, and Vrests, which they are pare
pared to have mnade up. in the very best style,
and on the naost reasonab~le terms.
G. L & E. PENN & CO.
March21. 1839. 7 'i
ONE or two Boys, from 14 to 16 yeuars of
are, who rail road and write wel~l, will
l;. ,.t::(i ainntrnt'ees at this Office.
Valuable Lands for Sale.
T HE subscriber will dispose of all his
Lands, consisting of about 1400 acres,
The tract on which lie now resides, contain
ing about 900 acres, lying on the Stage, Road
leading from Edgefield'Court House to Augusta,
within 4 miles of the Court House, and 19
from Augusta. On the premises are good Build
ings, and an Orchard of two thousand ana
eight hundred fine Fruit Trees.
.Also, the place forinerly owned by E. J.
Youngblood containing about 350 acres, with
necessary buildins. all new.
Also, ihe place inown as Bellevue, within 2
and 3-4 miles of the Village. It has a two story
Building, and is as fine a situation as any in the
District. It contains 100 acres, 10 of which
All the tracts contain about 700 acres of fiie
timbered wood-land. and all have fine springs.
Persons desirous of purchasing may examine
The terms will be accommodating.
W. B. MAYS.
M ay 4, 139 tf 14
South Carolina Copper,
SEEET IRON & TIN WARE
I WOULD respectfully minorm the Mer
chants an:d Plan:ers of this State, anil all
who may please to give me a call, that I have
located at Ilamburg, S. C., with a view to a
permanent residence; and engaged in the
manufacture of Cpper. sheet Ironi; and Tin
Ware-which I will furnish by Ifiolesale or
Retail, of the best quality, at die loicest rates.
Having experienced Northern Workmen.
and being a ractical merhinic myself,t cani at
tend to o , Gutterng. ani Spouting; and
all other Juls of crcry description in my business,
tchich shall be well done, and on short notice.
All orders will be thankfully received and
promptly attended to.
A superior assortment of Japanned Ware
Also, Staup'd Plates. all sizes, just received.
A. B. CHURCH.
Hamburg, March 28, 1839. tf e
Copper, Sheet Iron, and
Tin Ware MIanutactory.
I HE Subscriber has just received, A large
f assortment of Copper, Sheq Iron and Tin
Plate; which be will manmufacturo to any pai
tern. usual in su -I Ware: such as. STdVES,
STOVE PIPES, STILLS, STILL WORMS,
and every varl'ty ofTis WARE.
He solicits the piatronage of his friends
and the public in aeneral. in South Carolina
aid Georgia. as lie intends keeping a coin
stant and full supply of the above articles, his
eu.-tomers will not be dizappoimied from the
want of materials I;. F. CH; IV.
The highest price will he given for Old
Peter. Copprr, Brass and Lend.
Augusta, Ga. April5. 18n.9 tf 11
R ANAWAY from the Subscribers, on the
20th cof April, two negro boys; one naum
ed CESAR, belonging to Robert J. Butler
He is about 21 or 22 years of a.:e, 5 feet 9 or 10
inches; lie is a little inclined to be ot' a light
complexioin. He has on one side of his face at
small white spot. On one of his hands 3 fingers
have been cut with a Gin saw. Speaks very
quic, when spoken to. The other named
STEPIIEN, belongs to Lucius L. Hall. living
aout 7 miiles from Hambnrg. ie is of a dark
complexion, 5 feet 10 or II inches high; speaks
very quick,. when spoken to. His face is very
short and broad. He wore off when he left, a
pair of blue homespun pantaloons, and an old
wool hat. They will try to Let to Kentucky.
Ciesar was brought from Kentucky when lie
was about teni years of age, and hie has per
sutded the other boy off with him. We will
give the above reward to any person vho will
lodge them in any jail, so that wve can get them.
LUCIUS L. HALL.
ROBERT J. BUTLER.
May 2, 1839 tf 13
R ANA WAY from the Subhscri
her on the night of the 5th of
Febrnary last, from my >larce two
miiles fromi Hamburg, S. '. a negrp
man named BEN, about forty-five
- years old, five feet six iniches high.
Th'le above reward I will pay for
delivering htimi to me, or puttitig him
ini jail so that I can, ret hint.
Hamburg, March 23, 1837 'tf 8
CuART.EstoY. 18th April, 1839.
General Orders. No. 2.
J H A RLESTON READ, Jr., JoN Cure
* NisonutM, and AauUR Sisi3iNs, have
becen appoinited Aids-de-Caimps to the Com
mander m Chief wvith the rank of Lt. Colonel.
They will be obeyed and respected accordiungly.
By' order of the Commander in-Chief
A pril 25 12 Adj. $&Insp.Gcn'
.WO T ICE.
A LL Persons indebted to the late Chrt -
tian Breithaupt, dec'd., are reqtst
ed to make immediate payment. And ill
persons having dcmands against the estrste
of said deceased are requested to present
thema duly attested.
.JOHN BAUSKETT, Et'o-r.
V'eb. 2.5. 3'
T HI E Copartnership of Kernaghan & Ron
Iney, or Hanmburg, Sn. Cm.., wvas dissolved
out the 2:kd instant, bymutual consent. The
Busies hereafter will be continued by Thomn
as Kemrunghanti on his mwni account. He wvill
receive aill mnoncv due the late firm, and will
settle thme debts~ ot'the nune.
P'. IU, 1100NEY~
From the Pennsytranian.
THIEORY OF RAIN.
Mr. Espy, in a letter published in the Na
tional Gazette, gives the following account
of the mode i . which he thinks be cal pro
duce rain by artificial means:
First-It is known by experiment,that if
air should be expanded into double the
volume by diminished pressure, it would
be coo' d about 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Second-1 have shown by experiment
hiat if air at the common dew point in the
oummer season in time of drought, 71 de
grees, should go up in a column to a height
sufficient to expand it by diminished pre
sure, into louble the volume, it would con
dense into water or visible cloud.' by the
cold expansion, inure than one half of its
vapor-a quantity ,Uticient to produce
nearly three inche of rain.
Third-It is known by chemical princi
ples, that the caloric of elasiteaty given out
during the cotdensation of this vapor,
would be equ;il to30,000 tons of aithracite
coal burut on each square mile, over which
the cloud extended.
Fourth-i have shown by experiment
[see Sat. Courier, March 18, 137] that
this caloric of elastiaity would prevent the
air from cooling only about half as mueb
as it would, if it had no vapor in it, or
about 45 degrees at the height assumed,
which would, cause the air in the cloud to
be, at that height, about 45 degrees war
mier than the air on the outside of the cloudl
at the same height. I have showin frot
these principles [see Journal of the Frank
lin lustitute for 1836] that the barometer
would fall under the cloud thus formed, in
favorable circumstances, a quantity as
great as it is known to fall Sometimes un
der the midtfle of a dense and lofty cloud,
and that consequently the air would rush
on all siles towards the centre of the cloud
and upwards in the middle, and thus con
tinue the condensation of the vapor and
the formation ofcloud and the generation
of rain. [See also the Journal of the Frank
in institute fur September and October.
1838 and for January, February and
March, and subsequent, 1839.]
Fifth-I have shown also in the vol
umes quoted above, that the air does move
inwards on all sides towards the centre of
the space or region where a great rain is
falling, and of course upwards, aifter it
comes in u.ider the cloud, which is so muc*h
lighter than the surrounding air; at least,
that it does so in all storms rwhich have
been investigated, which now amoinut to
sixteen, besides several tornadoes, in all of
which the trees were thrown with tops in
From the principles here established by
expetiment, and afterwards confirmed by
observation, it follows that if a large body
of air is made to ascend in a column, a
large cloud will be generated, and that the
cloud will contain in itself a self-sustaining
power which tnay move froim the place
over which it was fortned, and cause the
air over which it-passes to rise up into it,
and thus form more clouds and rain, until
the rain may become general: for many
storms commence in the West Indies, very
narrow, are known to move from the place
of begintning,several thousand miles, wide
ing out and iticreasing in size until they
become many hundred miles wide. Sec
Bedfield and Reid; and the Reports. of
If these principles are just, it will follow
when the air is in a favorable state, that
the bursting out of a volcano ought to pro
duce rain; and such is knowti to be the fact;
and I have abundant documents in my
possesession to pirove it.
So under Qery favorable circumtstances
the bursting outt of great fires ought to pro
duce rain; and I have snanty facts in my
possession rendering it highly probabtle, if
nt tcer ain,thtat great rains hasve sometimes
ben produced by great fires.
if I shtould be encouraged to go on with
the experiment, I mecan to have a large
mass of comblustibles prepared ready for
use, and whieni Ihave found all the cir
cumstances mentioned before, favorable in
a tunie or'droutghst, I would set lire to the
circumference in various places at onc.-.
Soon after the fire commenices, I will ex
pect to see clouds4egin to fotrm, about as
many hundred yards high as the tetnpcra
ttte of air is above the dew-point, in de
grees of Fahrenheit. I will expect to see
this cloud ratpidly inicrease in size, if its
top is not swept off by a current of air, at
a considerable disiance above ite earth
until it becomes so lofty as to rain. I shall
expect the cloud to move eastwardly, itt
creasing in width as it advances, and the
next day I shall expect the region to the
south of where the rain fell, to be visited
by rain; for a reason explained in my wri
From the Louisianian.
MR.-GONONWS TDE LEGRAPHI.
We promised to recur to this subject on
the first suitable opportutnity, andI in order
to inform othe:-s (on thte subject we have
sought itnstructioni ivhtetiever it was to lbe
obtained. A fter all titr inquiries wve hanve
been obliged to content ourselves witht a
mere knowledge of results. We sire satis
ied that the systems invented by Kircher.
A montone, Kessler, Rtobfloock, Latur,
Patlian, &c. are all dlefunct and will tnever
be revived. Their authsrs were distin
uished savants, whto pursued erroneous
rinciples and were deficient in piersever
ance. All these laborious and ingentions
men have not succeded in anpproachina~ the
nephewv of the celcbratedl A bbe Chiappe d'
* utroche, who wvith unexamipled patience
eomposed a work, which leaves nothing to
be desired on the score of extent and ae
:uracy, and by experiments on its merits
5ained over the national convention to a
lopt it in the year 1793. Forty-six years
have since elapsed and it is still in use; a
long period, which certainly is an undenia
lic evidence of its utility. Still it is only
known Lhy its results. A single govern
neut possessed itself both of Mr. Chappe
ind his invention. No information res
pecting its details has passed the threshold
ur the administrator to whom alone the se
eret was confided. it is impossible. there
Fure, to discuss the science itself-every
thing that can be said respecting thai sub
ject would be merely conjectural. and we
nust confine ounrselves to resuls alone.
~ It is easy to comprehend that it would
not be dIifficalt to combine a certain num
ber of signs to make them correspond with
eertain phrases or words. bThis has been
acconiplished in the works of the authors
above named. But the essential object is
to arrive at in accurate and easy method
of correspondence. - To do this, it is ne
cessary; one would suppose, to invent a
series of* happy combinations, anti above
all, as Air. Giunon has done. to arrive at
such perf'ect accuracy as not to exhibit
tnorc signs than ivords, even in desiatches
of an abstract nature. Alir. G., it has been
remarked, exhibits fewer signs than words
in his system, which in every respect is
We have witnessed some of Mr. G.'s
experiments,. and the features which we
have just describdd, were always develo
ped. The dictionary which he tses is noth
ingr more thatn acotitnotn volume, containa
ing not more than 180 to 200 pages.
The labor of compiling sueh a work
must have been timense-an observation
that was imade by every person who iyas
present at the experiments, and it struck
uis forcibly that the United States would
derive incalculable ndvamntige from its
adoption. Sone days ago,'the arrival of
the Great Western was looked.for wiit in
tense anxiety. The unusual length of her
voyage gave rise to apprehensions of great
importanrce-a dead calm pervaded the
trade of the country. The Great Western
was to restore busimess to its equilibrunm.
ler arrival roused New York from the
lethargy in which se lay, us it were, en
tranced. But New Orleans bad to wait
seven or eight days, even though the ex
press tnail was not retarded. Instead of
this delay. if this line of telegrnphs were
established, the GOrat Wesrerowoult te
lirdlv seen from Llttind when she would
be telegraphed from N. York to N.Orleans.
Before she anchors the telcraphic tma
chinery woulhi he set ini motion. and in
thirty minutes the people of New OrleanQ
would he made acquainted with the intel
li.eceirculati::gr in Wall street, before it
was known in the stiburbs of New York.
These things appear marvellous, but a
little reflection will show toat they are
practicable. Noihing, in trutli, is more
simple.. One can see to a great distance
with the aid of a good telescope. The
signs being repeated to the next station,
and repeated again and again, are easily
carried to the point of' destination. latel
ligence is carried, as every body knows,
front Paris to Calnis in three miniutes. by
imeans of twenty-seven telegraphs, and
from Brest to Paris by eighty telegraphs in
Although not menaced with the inflic
tions of war, yet it is pertinent to observe
that to facilitate military operations, the
system of telegraphs operates like magic.
The fact is not mentioned in the history of
Napoleon, and-yet it is incontestible, that
lie owes a great portion of his glory to the
moveable telegraphs that followed his ar
mies. How matty errors and false move
mnents wvere repaired.-whiat coinmmands
wiere tmade knowin at distant points in a few
montents; in a word, i' hat advantages we-re
realized1 by this aerial correspondence,
which the hullets oef the enemy wore una
blh' to reach!
St. Jtuatn de Ulloa could have tmade a
more prolonged resistance, if Vera Crtuzi
;ind the city of1 Mexico had been cotnnec
ted bey a line of telegraphs. The Mlexi
ean governmifent, reevgevery mutitte,
news f'rom the seat or action, could have
taken means tb defcat the attack to save
WVe here close our remarks for to-day,
on thissubihject, which appears to be inti
mately connected with the itnterest of c'om
tmerce and the defence of the country.
THE VERNAL SEASON.
Extract from an addresa delisered in the
city of Netw York by TR.oHes.Us FisK.
"H-Ie bath made every thing beautiful itn
his time." was the remark of the- wise
preacher in the ancient times. And who
is there wvhto has not realized its truth?
Lives there a tian who can go amid the
bloom & fragraace of this brighttvernal sen
son, which has again returned-whent na
tu re has restumed her kindlIiestinsptrations,
and a world is rejoicinc wvit hjoy unspeaka
Ide-in this season rich in hope,.and abun
dant in beauty-and deny the truth of the
declaratioin in the text? Is there a being
wiih soul so dead, as that he can gaze
upon the hroad hook of nature, changed as
it nowv is from "glootm to glory"-who can
listen to the voice of the rivtulet, the silvet
fouritain, anti the gttshinga stream, as they
witnd their way to the vast world of waters
-or to the rich melody of birds, living their
fire of nmsic-alhen his every faculty is
feasted with pleasure and delight, and not
see, hear, and feel, thle evidence -of then
handy work of an all-wise God? I spea~
not of' those "whIo, pent up in cities, knowt
only the changing seasons ,.by the musty
calender, or the varying thermometer,'
but of those who breathe the mountain air
-of those who climb the dizzy summits
piled high towards the heavens by the giant
arms of nature-or trend the mossy bauks
ofour mitliy rivers and see the name of
Creator, God, imprintoud on every leaf and
flower. To such, the glad season of aow
erscomies upon the soul like a vision of
enchantment. While a thoPuiand fond and
endearing associations crowd in upon the
mind, winter, with its frost, tempest, and
desolation, is uncared for and forgotten.
The poet Cowper never iuttred a truer
saying, than when liegaid "God made the
country, man made the town." And who
is there who would not, for a day at least,
leave the care, and turmoil, and dust-of
ai murky city, for the green lanes and scen
ted -roves of the country-there, in the
solitude of the deep glens, amid the sub
lime drapery of the misti and clouds-left
undisturbed to the wildness and grandeur
of his own imagination-there to hold
Uysteriots communion withOniuipotence!
To look through nature i) to nature's God
-to find "there are sermons in stones
hooks in the running brooks, and good in
in the city, there is none-of that kindly
union of human happiness, and nature's
flowery outpourins-notlhing of that holi
day of enrth and its inhalbiantis. We here
see no jubilor of nature's own appointing,
when the glad cartl. dresting herself in
flowers and garlands ofgreen. calls out to
her children to come forth to the merry
making-n gladsome iuvitation which has
bjret necepted with sparklina eyes and
happy hearts, since the world itself was
young. Some of the anciets converted
nearly the whole ofthe month of May into
holidatys. As they saw the young year
advan-ing towards them, budding with
heantiy, and pouring forth hounteous prom
ises of fruits and harvests, they sent out
their hearts ani voices into the valhys aml
the meadows, to meet and welcome her
apiproach. To go n Maying, is not less
healihy to the spirit than to the hotly-it is
a sort of reprieve from the thraldom of ci
ties atid artificial life-crases ihe canker of
care from our hearts by sending them a
broad aming the green leaves-it enables
the hardy sons of toil to shake hands with
the fair goddess of the season-and as they
pluck the ilossmty bough amid freshness
and fragrance-ilie nitisic of birds and the
sounds of human hap;iness-ithriigs them
intodirect and grateful communion with
that henigtint Deity: whom they have
been Too apt to View SImatruatItu rIetioitm
or gloomy and mysterious soperstion.
rhis is to render ir a religions festi' al in
the finest sea of the word-such a festi
val as was observed and felt over the west
of Enrope for mnany lonz and hnppv cen
turies-and which in Eneland, in the time
of James I, was legalized by a special act
uinthorizing May gumes and tnorris-dauces
even on a Sunday!
Whiereis the henrr that does not feel a
quicker throb when the imagination is
sutiffered to wander back to the Maysof an
tignity, with their sunny skies, budding
greves, sp:irkling waters, and] rejoicing
creamires-when the symbol or sprung was
crowned with triumphant garlands, and es
corted into the city preceded by banners,
music, and dancirii And who is there
but muist feel sickiess stealing upon the
soul, when he reflects that all this bloom
ofhappiness was blighted by the wither
ing hand of the Purutans-vlho, after sup
pressing all other popular amusements,
"proceeded to denounce Maypoles and
morris-dauces as the devil's standards,
which all those who follow-do it tinto'
damnation." Strange, indeed, :hiat pro
fessors of religion should deem it irreligious
to pour forth the grateful heart to the Dei
ty amid the stublime glories of his own ca
The Newl York Stun thus ushers in the
flurst of May, the coniencetment of the
"Fiscal yeni r," to all and singular tlio les
sees of hiouses.
Huray, scurry-grave or gay,
~All must trudge the first of May.
Chaosi is come again. [Play bills.
First of May-ctear the way!
Take good care-mind thme ware;
" Betty; where's the bundlesi"
- [Gotham Tenant.
Anniversarf of the first great move,
when Adam add Eve wvere tumbled otutof
Paradise, and haud to seek a new abiding
There is a day to landlords dear,
Which earmen love-which tenants fear;
When housewives scold, and husbands pray
.Ne'er more to meet the first of May -[Ibid.
And the last urovE of that tnan was
worse than. the first. [Experience.
Practised to a great extent in' this com
munity, hard to be guarded uagainst, and
for which we must all sutffer. [12ear'Dicky.
TPhe jubilee of extortionate carmen, the
anniversary of human ills. . [Anon.
A t 8 o'clock last evening,.no. less than
96:3 May-day remnovalg of subsucribers fromn
the route of one carrier to another, on the
various routes -.f the Sun,. wvere reported
on our book-of removals, principally by
carriers, the first of which-was entered on
Monday muorning. This list does not itn
elude the removals of subscribers to differ
ent places on the same routes, which are
probably donble the above number.
Leap year is called "Bissextile" from the
fact,- that tinder the Roman method of comnptt
ing time-the additional day to be introduced
(corresponding to the 29th~ of Februtary in our
calender) was added after the sixth of the Kal
ends of March-making tweo sisrths of the Kat
endsl of that month-heuce-the term "Bissecz
5"th -itmiin term tn cxnrcss "twc~szAi.''
Reading.-Go into the houses or some
of our farmers and you will find no news
paper; no periodical of any kind, and
hardlv a bonk. Ask such -men to sub
scril)e for a paper, and they will tell you
that ihey have no time to read one. But
who is so constantly employed as to find
no leisure for the improvemeni of his mind!
Not the farmer, certainly, for the long
winter evenings afford him several hours
every day which he might tevote to read.
ing. Not the mechanic, for instances are
frequent -where the industrious armizans
have attained an eminence in the scences
merely by giving their leisure to their
One of the most eminent oriental schol
ars of the age is professor Lee, of one of
the English Universities, and yet all his
edueation was acquired during the mo
ments of tine which ie found while em
played as a journeyman carpenter.
The fact is, every man has leisbre to
read a newspaper, and those who plead
the want of time as an excuse for not ta
king one, are almost always the least it&
A Venerable Consul.-Miss flail, in ier
"Rambles in Europe," (a very interesting
work, by the way,) in 1836, wile at Leg.
horn, was waited upon by the Anierican
consul, at that port. He holds his'offlce by
the appointment and under the hand of
Washington. Ifstill living, he is doubt
less the only man in existence who can
exhibit the signature of the immortal fath
er of iis country as the seal of his office.'
In 1836, accordi;ng to Miss Hall, his forry
was erect, and his face but slightly wrink
led. "1-Ie would," shesays, "pass readi
ly for fifty-five or sixty, and yet he. mubt
be vergisig upon ninety. It is more thau
half a century since lie has looked upon
his native laud."
A new wcay to get Married.-A lady be
ing engaged in'a theological~dispute. .wiih
a getleman, convinced hint she was rigit;
still lie was unwilling to acknowledge hiui
self vanquished, and proposed "to vager,
if she would alow' him to name the condi
tions. Tothis the lady assented. 'Then,?
'said Ahe genlerRan, 'I will wager niyself
against you.' The lady seeing 6b method
or escape. consented that the clergyman in
the neighborhood should be sent for, who
soon united them by the chains of Hymen,
Quer3.-Who uion the wrager.?'
steam frignte Fulton, forsometirmeti port
has been assigned for tie special serviee of
a practice and experiment' shii' under
Commmodore Perry, with an additional
num;"ber of officers. Captaid Perry will
thus create an' able corps of eigineer, for
the steam vessels of war building, a class
of craft which we have no doubt will en
tirely supereede all others, both in' the war
and merchant service. The first lieut. is
Mr. Sytich; the surgeon, Dr. Dubary.
N Y. Star.
Job was a patient man, and his tenier
was grievously afflicted with divers inge
ious torments. But there were no d'aily
newspapers prited in the land of Uz, and
Job was never called npen to perform the
duties of an editor. He had only to- hear
tl)e ills of life resolutely-to. justify him
self before his M'aker, and resist the hollow
reproaches of a few false friends. He had
no patrons-no populaee to please. He had
no irritable correspondents to catechiso
hin for rejecting communications-no heed
less compositor to make- nonsense of his
cogitations. Job behaved remarkably
well considering the circunistances in which
he wis placed-but Job had only todo his
own thinking. [Trdy Mail.]
A test of Thrit.-" WVil! you let me
have a few articles out of your store on
cdit!?" asked a'new enstdmer'of a Qua
" Well, I don't exactly know. When
thee re-rets thy fene in the spring, does
thee stit inside or outside- where it stood.
" Why, I set it otrtside, and clean up thu
row where it stood."
"Does thee? Well thee shall haveecredit
in my store for any" thing thee wants.
An every day scene.--.Whoa-haw-geG
-go along"-accompaied by divers ap
plications of the whip, occasional shouts,
hallooing, &c. The poor' oxen have a
hard time of it. 'Is there not too muech
cruelty prsietised towamrds these useful andi
docile creatlesT A bbot says, in 'his let
teres from Cubat. that he niever-sawv ta
x struck on tire island, and that -their
strength, rapidity of miot ion, and docility,
were very munch superior to any thing Ito
ever saw in America.-Tauntonl Specta
Excellnt.-A correspondent' sends us
the' following, s(which occurred r/ecently in a
noibboring town. After service 'a fewv
Sabaths since, a young lady, who was
a stranger in the place, acenttuptnying the
Clergyman and his consort home, reques
ted him to give, the young gentlemen a
lecture upotn staring at. the ladies during
service. He at once replied "indeed I
will, Miss, and my text shall be turni away
tine eyes Trom beholding vanity.'Mor"
The Tallahassee Starjpf the 13th itst.
says, "We are iaiormed that the prospects
for superior crops are nowy most pronnsmng.
t is said, there will be motre cotton made
this season tatn has ever beorm.e been rah'.
ed and gathered in Florida.