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Feb 7, 1,-39
COLUMBIA MARCH 13,1V'9.
By 11is Excellency PATRICK N OB L E. Esq.
Governor and Conmnander-in-chirf, in and ore
the State of South Carolina.
W HER EAS, information has been receiv
ed in this Departument, that a most at
trocoius murder was committed in Laurens
District, on the 6th of this month, by Carter
Parker on the body of Jefferson Roseland. and
thatsaid Parker has fied from justice.
Now, know ye, that to the endjustice may be
done, and that the said Carter Parker may be
brought to legal trial and condign puishment
for his offence, as aforesaid. I do hereby offer a
reward ofTHREE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
for his apprehension and delivery ivoo any jail
in the State. Carter Parker is described as
being about 36 years ofage, about fi feet lj inch
high, light colored hair, heard inclininag to red.
dishness, rather a thin visage, sandy complexion
talksquick,and cuts his words short; face tolera
bly broad at the eyes, but narrow at the chit; a
smll piece broken. off of oie of his front teeth;
broad shoulders, slender waist, has a halbit of
sucking his teeth, large knees and k'nock kneed:
he is a blacksmith by trade, and fond of ardent
Given under my hand and seal of the State.
at Coltambia. 13th day of March, in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight htun
dred and thirty-nine, and in the sixty third
year of the Inudependence of the United
States of America.
By the Governor.
M. LAsoaR. Secretary of State.
March 21. 1IL3. f 7
State of South Carolina.
and wife and others,
Vs. Bill for
George Bowie, Partition.
IT appearinz to my satisfaction, that Sam
tel Norwood and Lucinda his wife. Rich
ard Hodges and Marv 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 from the publication of
this order,or the said bill will,as to them,respec
tively, be taken pro confesso.
BENJ. Y. MARTIN, C. E. A. D
28th February. 1839. ma~r $11,75 ac 5
State fr :'otith i-oiilia
ABBE VILLE DISTRICT.
William Chiles,) Bill to have re
vs funded part
Vincent Griffin and others. )of Legacy.
T H E Complainant having filed his bill mn
mU.ay office, and it appearing toa my satis
faction that Williatn Wailer Senr. Williatm
Walier, Jun. Doctor Mordecai, and Carisline
his wife, anad George Holt and Mary Ann his
wife. defendants named in the said bill are.
and do reside without the limnits of this State ;
Therefore it is ordered, that the said defendants
do app>ear and plead, answer or demur. to the
said ball, within three months from this date, or
the bill will be taken pro confesso as to them.
BENJ. Y. MARTIN.
Feb-22,-1839 w a P $11.75 ac d
N~ew spring and Summer
T H E Subscribers beg leave to inform their
customers and the public generally, that
they are receiving and opening a splen'did as
Sring anti Summter oods;
Emobracing every variety of British, French
and American, Staple and Faitcy Goods,
whaich have beena selected with great care.
TIhey invite their friends to give them a call,
and they shall have good bargains.
G. L. & E. PENN & GO.
March 21, 1839 7 tf
Spring and Summer
O LOTHING.-The Subhscribers have just
received a handsome and general assort
mnent ofgroods for Genat's Spring and Stummer
Coats. Pants, and Vests, which they are lire.
pared to have ma'de up. in the very best style,
and on the most reasonable terms.
G. L. & E. PENN & Co.
March 21. 1839). 7 tf
O si-.or awo Boys, froma .14 to hG years or
ire, whoa cani read and wvrite well, will
bema.i ,.is annrentices at this Offie'
Valuable Lands for Sale.
T HE subscriber will dispose of all his
Lands, consis:ingtr of about 1400 acres,
The tract on which he now resides, contain
ing about 900 acres, Iving nii the Stag.-, Rtoad
lending from Edgefield'Conrt House to Augusta,
within 4 miles of the Court louse, and 19
from Augusta. On the premises are good Build
ings, and an Orchard of two thousand and
eight hundred fine Fruit Trees.
Also. the place forperly owned by E. J.
Youngblood containing about 350 acres, with
necessarv buildings. all new
klso, the place known as Bellevue, within 2
and .4 miles of the Village. It has n two story
Building, and is as fiue a situation as any in the
District. It contains 100 acres, 10 of which
All the tracts contain about 700 acres of foie
timbere-d wood-land and all have fine springs.
P: rsonr desirous of purchasing may examine
The terms will be accommodating.
W. B. MAYS.
May 4. 139 tf 14
South Carolina Copper,
SEET IZRON & TIN WARE
I WOULD respectfidly inform the Mer
chants a;nd Plan'ers of this State, and all
who may please to give me a call, that I have
located at Hamburg., S. C., with a view to a
permanient residence; aid engaged in the
maiufactnre of Copper, sheet trot.; and Tin
Ware-which I will furnish by If'holesale or
Retail, of the best quality. at the lowest rates.
Having experienced Northern Workmen,
and being a practical nechanic myself.1 cana at
tend to Roofinz. Guttering. and Spouting; and
all other Jobs of'erery description in my bsi iess,
achich shall be eell done, and on short notice.
All orders will be thankfully received and
promptly attended to.
A suprrior assortment of Japanned Ware
Also, Stamp'd Plates, all sizes, just received.
A. B. CHURCH.
Hambnrg, March 28, 1839. tf e
Copper, Sheet Iron, and
Tin Ware Manufaclory.
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA. -
I HE Subscriber has just recnived, A large
f assortment of Copper. Sheet Iron and Tin
Plate; which he will imannfacture to any pat.
tern. usual in snehi Ware: such as. STOVLS.
STOVE PIPES, STILLS, STILL WORMS.
and every variety of Tis WARE.
He solicits the patronage of his friends
and the public in general, in South Carolina
and Georgia. as lie intends keeping a con
sant 2nd ftll sipply of the above articles, his
eu.tomers will not be disappointed from the
vant of maaaterials B. F. CH I W.
The highest price will he given for Old
Pewter. Copper. Brass and Lead.
Angns~ta. Ga. A pril115. 18:39 tf 11
R ANA WAY from the Subscribers, on the
.i 2011th of %pril, two negro boys: one van
ed (,'ESA l?, he'onging to Robert .J. Butler
He is abou; 21 or 22 years of a. e, 5 feet 9 or 10
inches; h- is a little inclined to be of a light
complexion. He has on one side of his ace a
sna I white spot. Onone of his hands 3fingers
have been cut with a Gin saw. Speaks very
quick, when spokena to. The other ntnaed
STEPHEN, beloags ta Lucius L. Hall, living
alout 7 miles frPim Hamburg. le is of a dark
complexion, 5 feet 10 or I I inches high; speaks
very quick, when spoketn to. His face is very
short and broad. He wore off whent he left, a
pair of blue hotnespun pantaloons. and an old
wool hat. They will try to g'et to Kentucky.
Ctesar was brought frotn Kentucky when he
was about ten years of age. and Ite has per
sataded the other boy off with him. We will
give the above reward to any person who will
lodge thema in any jail, so that we can get them.
LUCIUS L. HALL,
ROBERT J. BUTLER.
May 2, 1839 tf 13
. NAWVAY from the Subascri
- ber on the night of the 5th of
]JflFe~ruary last, from may place two
miles ftoma Hamburg. S. C. a ntegro
man nanied BEN, about forty-five
- . years old, five feet six itnches high.
,The above reward I will pay for
- deliverinag him to ate, or pauttmng him
in jail so that I can get bim.
Hamaburg, March 2ti, 1837 tf 8
General Orders, N'o. 2.
J HARLESTON READ, Jr.,JloHNsCur
. NINOtHAMa, and ARTHUR SIMIKNs, have
beena appoinated Aids-de-Camps to the Corn
ttander an Chief with the rank of Lt. Colonel.
They will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
By order of the Commander in-Chief
JA MES JON ES5,
A pril 25 12 Adj. $& Insp. Gen.
A L L Persons indebted to the late Cha -
ti Breithaupt, dec'd., are reqi-st
ed to make immediate paymient. And If
pet-sons having dlemands against the estrt e
of said deceased are requtested to present|
them duly attested.
JOlIN BAIUSKETT, Ez'ov
Fteb. 2 . '-.
ruHIE Copuartnershaip of Kerntaghian & Roo
necy. ot Ilamabutrg, So. Cna., was dissolved
on thte ~2k instant, by mutual consent. The
Bustiness heareafter will be continued bay Thorm
as Kernaghan. ona his oiwn accouant. He will
receive aill matnev duae the late firm, and will
scttle the debts. aal'the samei.
T'IIOMAS KERNAG HAN.
P. H. IIOONEY
Hamburr. 23 lIF. 3m" 8
k rum tha I askaugtn Uiobe.
WORltMAU oF THE JLMA.,UaPATioN Ac'
IN JAaMAtA.-ite t(overumet of Grea
brLuin lus pouosed to Parliamen thi
suspelltss of tilte constituitoU of the isl
and of JamUa1ca, and Lu -.utject tile peo
pie to ile rute 0l Lie Governor and Coun
:il, aud ittree commissiouers.appujuted bj
the Crown, superceutng, for live years
all tie tuctiouus o the L olo::alAsstenul
eleteU by Lin peogle. I he statle ottling:
w nice - as given rise to this propustitoi
ori6:itates. InI tile pulley which revolution.
zeu til detiSuc i-elaizons of this cowon)
'I lie crueelty Imputed to .he local author
itll" in tile pumsawtueut of the black popu
laLIoU, sauce the negrOUs have becu set Ire(
hou, tile coutrol ol their musters, produc
ed severiti appeals irutu the k.ughlsu Ad
uisuistrat.ut to tile Uolouial Legishalure
to Clauge the bystell. lihe latter,
nevertiiless, miiitaied it; and then ai
act o1 Parilaaniet, autivertiig the internlu
regulatious ut ite local Legislature with
tu its adasitred sphere of' acaun, havimp
ibeen oltaiteu by thle Ministry, the colo
ina representative body resolved on re.
sistance, by refusing to perunrm any othei
legisaatib e RuCiou until the act violating
neOrt legislative rightis sbould be repealed.
Tins course u1 the island Assemily strip
pe., the Guvernor of the uecessary p
lice, ol the approporatious, and oL othei
esseitials II mailtauiing the Goverumnen
o1 tile Island. 'he project ut the Mittiiry
proposes to strip the colony of'ail its con
stituiuiajl tight., and subject it to arbitra
I) authority lot five years, as the correc
tive W1 it coniuuiacy.
i tie matter as closely scanned, it will
be seen that Great Britain, has tiund it
iupossiule to liberate the blacks without
enisavtug the whites. It is fouid that the
severny necessarily exerted by the public
authorities to keep the slaves in suburdau
ation, sice the immediate supervision 0l
masters is withdrawn, is greater than be
lure, anti that punishments since the seve
rance ofr the community of interest and
sy mpathy growing out of the old relations
existing between the whites and blacks,
are much more fatal. Froni the statements
which we give bi-low front an English pa
per, it will be seen that the wh"I scheme
of British policy, in regard tr , c
inl Jamaica, must resolve itself : - ...
gle between the races for e..
will end in the exterminati't -. 1 -
T.hte period is looked to % , ':. e
of suffrage conceded to the free .! ..:: .
put the whip of legislation in the ha:i
inat numerically preponderating race; and
then, it not belore, Jamaica, in its domes
tie Government, will he as much a black
Government as St Domingo. It will
be observed that the British journal from
which we quote, looks to the ultimate as
cendancy of the negroes in the Assembly
of the island, and very naturally antici
pates that the onlygqnestion will be "black
or n hite," or which race shall govern.
The result of such atn issue can hardly be
doubtful, when it is stated, on the author
ity of the Ministry, that
"'There were in Jamaica about 5,000
whites, 28,000 persons of color and blacks,
who had been some time free, and 350,000
negroes lately emancipated. The con
stituent body had been represented by Sir
Lionel Smith as between 1500 and 1600:
but the number was perhaps, about 2,000,
and neither the colored population nor the
blacks had at present any vote in the e
lection of the 45 members of the House of
Assembly. Fifteen months must elapse
before the 350.00) blacks and persons ol
color would have any influence on the
When the 350.000 blacks become con
stituents of the Assembly, it is not diffi
cult to foresee that the colony will ne
longer be a white, but a negro colony.
That it may be a more qtuiet dependancy
andt a mtore valuable possession to the
Crown, is quite possible. The negroes
may submit more stupidly to the arbitra,
ry authority of the mother country thani at
intelligent assembly of white men, whe
know sotmethinag of political rights; aml
this mtay serve to explin that philanthro
phy which has beena at wvork, undle
the color of emancipating one race, te
THE MILFORD BARD.-The Delawari
Gazette copies the lines of' our poetica.
coarresponidetnt "Benedict." uponi the in
carceration of the Milford Bard, and in
dulges in the following prefatory remarks
We regret to learn from the following
lines, of the Baltimore Transcript, thai
our old highly esteemed friend, the "ill
ford Bard,'' has agaitn fallen into bad hah
its, and' become a volutary inmate ea
the Baltimore jail, in order to cut'e him.
self of his inttetmperate habits cont ractedl
as he says, by i complaint ofthe heart ii
other days. No poet of this or any othei
age has depicted in strongeror more glow
ing colors, the thousand evils that are tc
be foutnd in the wine cup-no one, per
haps, has more frequently atnd sensibl3
felt the poisonous fangs of the "worm a
the still," than "the Milford Bard." Th~
most powerful aptpeals to shun the danger
thait lie hiddent in the bowl, that we havy
ever read, were from his pen-and yet hi
thbat has sung so sweetly and written er
powerfully against thig most datigeron
enemy to mankind; and has drunk its bit
ters to the very dregs, is still the slave ts
the denmoti of disaipntiotn. We pity him
lHe is a tan of the finest tale'nt, and hu
for this single fault miriht nanoni nn be
very heavy and must be paid in cash-but
how can we meet them, if those upon
whom we depend, di.sapipoint us? The
money we pay for paper, and rent, and
wages. counts up bsy the hundred and the
thousand. while our claim upon our pa
rons count up by threes and tens-the
former in the expressive language of the
poet, "ehbb out by oceans," while the
latter "comes in by drops."
In a recent interview with a young
clergyman, settled in a country village,
who has several small children, he declar
ed, that after a deep consideration of the
subject, after an examination of all those
arguments by which men so often flatter
themselves, that they have done their du
!y, whn they have only subserved their
interest or consulted their convenience, he
had come to the conclusion, that it was his
duty to send his children to the common
district school of the village. "Il" said he
"I am really one of my church and of my
people, then the school which I assist in
providing for their children, is as good for
mine as fir them. I shall not be so likely
to watch over the school, to exert myself
for its advancement, to look after the
manners or the children, to cultivate their
good affections, to preserve themn from bad
habits, front the vices of lying, prrofanity,
& obscenity, if my own children are not a
mong thetn. Snch is human nature, that
I dlare not trust my own ability to per
form my duty. ifi set my own interest in
opposition to theirs, or sever the connex
ion between them,"
Valuaile Invention.-A powerful hear
ing trumpet has lately been invented; it is
s0 ('onstruacted as to stand upon a table,
and receive the voices of persons in the
roomia, which it magnifies to an extraordin
ary degree. The power of the instrument
is thus described by the inventor; I placed
the soniferon at the end of a room sixty
feet in length, at the other extremity of
which two persons were in low conversa
tion. As long as I continued to hold the
tube to my ear, I could hear every word
they said to each other; but the moment I
removed it. I was otly sensible of a mur
mur of voices, without distinguishing a
srliable. On an experimenter not deaf.
the effects ol the instrument are by no
means comfortahle as every word -falls
with the force or a blacksmith's hammer:
and, in addition thereto, it makes the ear
ring with noises that no other person per
Help to Vision.-An English paper
states that Mr. West, of London. has in
vented an instrument called the Standope
lens, which for power; distinctness, and
the ease with which it can he used.surpas
ses every previous attempt. It may be
worn like an eye glass. and the prices
- 'v from five shillings to twenty. accor
it is mounted in gold, -silver, or
. perceiving objects invisibe
-mites in cheese, cells in
ater-its poner is
.' : .,., :- lUse will af
se m s,'- - e insitue
Cold Water for Cn.. '.
we know it does from a ph.a'
ing in this citv, we have no hesw -
publishing the annexed coinmnticatio. --
N. Y. Com. Adr.
"During the prevalence of this hot
weather there is nothing so grateful to in
rants as cold water; these little creatures
sufferequally with adults from thirst, es
pecially at night: yet. strange to say. the
mother either neglects or fears to offer
mid water. In my practice, in several in
stances, I have been called to see children
laboringutnder fever from the effects of
thirst, and, upfoni giving cold water, have
had the pleasure oif seeing them recover in
a very short time, a free perspirariont fol
lowing the use of tis natural remed.
Real tnirst cantnot bte allayed by any thing
as well as by water. When a child is
feverish at night, ii will, in a majo-rity of
eases, be cured by freely sponging its face
and limbts with tepid water, and allowintg
it to drink cold water. Let parents who
have sickly.children (of any age) follow this
p~lan if it does no good, it will produce no
evil; but I aml certain, it will arrest much
suffering by a very simple and grateful
Mary Bacon's BaconSatved.-T heMaine
Legislature has granted a divorce to Col.
Ehenezer Cobb and his wife Mary Bacon.
Tlhe Colonel is on the wrong side of 50,
while the bride hasjust passed the right
side of 20.
For this divorce, the only course
That wisely could be taken,
Fair Mary sued-the case was proved,
And thus she saved her Bacon!
Can any blame the youthful dame,
Who gave the court a job?
When all the corn is shelled and gone;
Say-who would keep the Cobb?
Holland.-The draining of the celebra
tedl Lake of H arlem, so long contem plated,
has at laut been decided upon by the States
General of Holland The expense is esti
mated at eight millions of guilders. (about
three mnillioras of dollars.) It is like add
ing a new provice to the country.
To preserve a Horse against Bots.
Take of bee% w'ax. mutton tallow, and
sugar each 8 ounces, put it into one quart
o~f wart" milk, andI heat it until it all melts
and mixes, then put the whole into a bot tle,
and just befotre the wax, &c. begins to bar-.
detn, give it to the horse. Two or three
tta giterwahls'iVe him physl.
come one of the most useful members of
society; yet the mouster has long since so
fastened his fangs upon him, that he is a
burilien to himself, and a source of grief
and pain to his friends.
Well do we remember having a few
years since, visitei the bard, in his "gar
ret" at Milford. In one corner of the room
was his couch, on which he was lying
with a scorching fever upon him brought
on by too free indulgence in spirituous li
quor. Shelves were erected around the
walls which from the ceiling to the floor
were covered with books that had been
presented to him by his numerou friends,
and newspapers, most of which were our
own, containing articles from his pen.
A number of oil paintings frot his own
pencil were hanging around, and oua a
chair beside his bed, were several musi
cal instruments on which he occasionally
am.used himself, when not engaged in his
studies. Amiong other things we noticed
a bust of himself, prepared by his. own
hand and an astronomical instrument of
his own construction. composed of a
great number of brass and wooden cog
wheels and other machinerv made with a
simple penknife, and on vhich lie had
spent many a toilsome hour. in endeavor
ing to explain the regular motions of the
planets around the earth. All of these
however, were partially 4iished; and
whether oir not they were ever com
pleted, we have never learied. A num
ber of his poetical etiusions were likewise
scattered about in diflerent parts of the
room. And here in this lonely retreat,
for it was but seldom he admitted any one
into his study, he appeared cheerful and
happy; at least as happy as could be ex
pecte Of one in his situation.
He is now in a land of strangers; and
although he has voluntarily become an
inmate of a loathsome prison, he cannot
find that repose which he experienced in
his lonely garret at Milford, and we trust
that measures may lie speedily taken to
procure his return to his friends and home
where lie will be more likely to find a
balm to his broken spirits than can he ex
pected in the situation in which he is now,
we fear, unfortunately placed.
From the Chronide 8r Sentinel.
"Money, the sweet allurer of our hopes,
Ebbs out by oceais, and comes in by drops."
We are not sufficiently acquainted with
the history o' the bard. upon whom we
have drawn for the above couplet, to de
: 'he question whether or not he ever
.. -cted nith a newspaper office,
- n-%perience has taught us,
---.iki . t -P is no business of life
ta .: more applica
M.T'.-...'...-.. ...ting office
are a -m 2 . ;- -. - .. 'dover
a large exi-w . r' .. t..
itndst impjostU!. -
personally upon hi:
and lincttual paymeut. 1 - h .r0
be emphatically called deho
in tnir.e cales out of ten, the prosetaa...
a suit at law for their recovery, would u.
more than the debt itself, in the waste of
time, trouble and expense. If a distant
subscriber stops our paper without paying
his arrearages, the most we can do is to
write him a letter enclosing hiq account,
andi then depend upon his honor for the
payment. There is no man in our free
country, where industry is not only unfei
tered by taxms, but whets it can always
command honorable and profitable em
ployment, who cannot pay at some period
of the year, the small amount of a sub
scription to a newspaper. And yet how
dilferent is our experience as to the facts.
How many hundreds are there, who with
ample means. will take a newspaper for
years, and then move away to some dis
tant section or State, and got only tnt
pay up for it, bitt not even not notify the
proprietor of their intention to remove,
and leave to the Postmaster, the unpileas
ant task of notifyinig him that the paper is
not taken fromt the offte, and that the stub
scriber has left the country? In some in
stances it is the result of forgetfulness, and
we who lose our labor thus, are apt to feel
that it is criminal forgetfulness. In other
castes it ia the result of dishonesty; the
sutbscribter feeling that the distance he
tween himself and his ptihlisher is a safe
guarud again~t being harrassed by duns, in
person, or coerced by law, hardens his
heart againsit the stings of conscience and
the denmanids of honor and right. There
are indeed some who appear to think they
contfer a great favor upon alt editor by sub
scritbing for his paper; never think of pay
iiig; become off'ended when we employ
an Agent, at great expense, to go 'to their
houses to collect that which should have
been paid at our office, and perhap. dis
mises him at last without pay, and with a
curse upon his head and haif a dozen upon
ours. Matty act thus, without proper re
Ffli-etion upon the nature of our rights and
their own just and honest obligations.
To our distant subscribers and adverti
sing patrons we say, once for all, we d~e
pend upon your honor to pay us-we nev
er expect to resort to the courts of justice
to enforce our small demands. While
thus recounting, however, our troubles and
hopes, we feel it a duty incumbent upoin
fus to say, that we have very many pa
trons, who honorably and regularly pay up
their sutbscriptions once every year with
nut failure; antd with many expressions of
satisfaction for ihe ample betnefirs they re
ceive from our labors. If all would do so,
our p~ath of dutty wvould he made agreeable
and our time, by being uinocnpied in run
> ing and sendliu;: after those who fail to
follow that good example, would be wholly
cldevoed so the improvement oif our paper.
- 1Jbar the lsetefit '3f allh der emaen ate
MAIRTTRs OF THE PREIs.-On the 18th
of September, 1797, the French directory
issued the following proclamation; "Or
ders are hereby given to the executors o
the man lates of justice to arrest and con
duct to the prison of La-Force, the editors
and printers of-here the papers are named
29 in number)-all guilty of having com
spired against the internal repose of the
Republic." All the presidents of the Na
tional Convention were. with one or two
exceptions,journalists. Of the sixty-three
% ho attained that honor. eighteen were
guillotined, three committed suicide, ei;ht
were transported, six imprisoned for hfe,
four became mad and died at Bicetre,
twenly-two were declared outlaws, and
there were only two who escaped without
eastigation of some kind. If we extend
this synoptical tableau to the entire press.
we shall find its proportions pretty exact.
There perished from 1789 till 1797 at least
one-half of the political writers of Paris.
"If we cannot alter things,
Why then we'll change their names six."
In the days of yore when drinking flip
was a fashionable mode of dissipation, a
worthy old gentleman came near losing
his life by its excessive use. While dan
ger thus stared him in the face he uttered
a most solemn vow that if he recovered
he never would taste another drop of lip.
Health was restored, and with it his former
Self-denial could not long main
tain the eupremacy. "Cuff," said he one
day to a favorite and favored slave, 'bring
me a mug of beer.' 'Yes massa.' 'Pt
in a little old Jamaica, Cuff.' "Yes mash
Sa." "Now drop in some sugar." "Yes
Iassa." -Cuff, set it down on the hearth:
and stick the hot end of the andiron in it."
Cuff paused a little. "Massa,me thought
you swear you drink no more flip. "This
is not flip, Cuff; you may call it warm.
-weetened beer with a little rum in it."
"Yes massa, me berry tickled to-but
but-" "But what, you black rascal'?"
"Me berry much afraid debbel set it dows
Loafers' Fashions for June, 1839.-.
-R loRiNGDREss.-Second or third hand
coat, ventilated at the elbows, color to suis
the fanny or circumstances; vest full bus
toned in front, especially in the absence of
a shirt or false bosom; hat "shockin*.
bad." little or no nap, with the brim rami
fled and placed slantindicularly on the
head: a lock of hair in either eye, tangled,
sorrel-top whiskers, and a crab-orchard
heard,pantaloons of various colors,or rather
short. and with two square lateral patches.
partly concenled by the skirts ofite coat;
boots without legs, down at the heel, welt
polished with mud, and in a laughingcon
dition: stockines very little worn; a cigar
should protrude fron the frontal orifce.and
brandy or gin take the placeof eau de colo
gne. Care should he taken not to make
a too frequent use of profanity to prevent
being stigmatized as a gentleman.
Dinner Dress -As above.
Not long since, the school committee of
I ortain New England city, discovered
4 the masters they employed,
..... hours. eaoh sday. fn making
- ~- ... snent in school,-or.
- on":gr !n;p stated the case,
-.- u , .~:.ur. :eav bn his own -
WO . : . hi being
liscover;.! e, s. : '~mm e '.be
miaster before d :- e
After being arraign,.: h
dictment, and being exp.- . 5'U
zuilty and promiseamend men: rc ep
to the following.offect. "Gentlemeu,* a -'
hld saying. that like begets likethe smal -
ness of my salary, and the leanness of your
souls l'egels the leanness of my hones. If'
I spent all my time in attempting to fill
the knowledge-boxes or your children,
without making candle-boxes for myself,
my sotul would not have the means of
keeping its earthly box together,six months
Longeriiy of our forefathers.-No leia.
than thirteen of the filly six signers of the
Declaration of American Independence
reached the age of eighty years and up-'
Charles Carroll of Maryland, ' 95.
William Ellery, of Rhode Island, 93
.Tohn Adams, of Massachusetts, 91
Samuel Adams, do. 81
Robert Treat Paine, do. 96
Benjaminfl'ranklin, do. 84
William Williams, Connecticut, 91
William Floyd, of Long Island, 87
Thomnas McKean, of Pensylvania, , '83
Thomas Jeferson,of Virgnia, 83
George Wythe, do. 89
Matthew Thornton, of Ireland, - 89
Framncis Lewis, of Sotuth Wales, 90
Being an average of eighty-six and two
months each, and the aggregate excess of
the "time honored thirteen" over fourscore
is jbst eighty year-s. No deliberative as
sembly of equal magnitude was ever mere
remarable for' the virtue, temperance and
longevity of its members, than the one
which declared the American colonies free
Cure for Stammering.-Those (a 'cor
respondetnt assures us) who suffer under
the distressing affliction of an impediment
in their speech, may be effectualy cred,
where there is no malformation o the or-.
gants of articulation, by a persemerance for
three or four months in the simple remedy
of readling aloud with the teeth closed, for
at least t wo hours in the course of each -;
daty. The recommender of this simplie
erocess adds "Lecan speak With certaintyp
br-M.ilsamfyv'f tle remed&.'