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"We will cliang to the Pillars of the Temple of our -Merties, and if It must fall, we will Perish amidst the Ruins."
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r l1E Subscriber has just received a SE LECT
T STOCK of 1
Family Medicines, Chemicals, &c.
. . --cossisxG IN PAiT oF
linte of Quinine. Pure Pill Mhws,
up. Carbonate of S.Nda, Caloiel,
Henry's Cal. Mlagnes a, Criam of Tartar,
Epsi salts, 1"dine,
Sulihate of Nlorphilne, Iml.ile m-f Pottasseui,
Lump .Aagitesia. Strycline.
ium's Elixir of Opittn, lFaliicstmock's Vermifuge,
Tiomnpton's Eye Water, j.\leAlist.-r's Ointment,
Cheesmn'is IBalsam, l:Evatsm' .aneects.
Norwood's Veratrumi Viride.
Ani a full supI.iv of Imst all the populr Patent
licinmes of th .1 day, adl f whi It are warranted
free from adulteration.
G. L. PENN. A r.T.
Oot 21; tf -1
.w R' ETrO A L I
Boot and Shoe M~anufactory.
H A \ING removeid to the Store
adjoining Dr. A. G;. TEAGUF's
Drug Stiire, as usual, I .am pre
pared tm miake to order, Fine Dress, Double soled
Water Proof andi 'uamp
Boots and Shoes,
Of thre very BEST AMATERIALS, and an excel
kunt lit always warramntedl.
Also. oni hand a large vairiety of BOOTS and
SHOES of nmy owmn matnufature, which will be
*disposed of oni rea'oniable termis.
Nov. l6 tf 44
gg N. fl -Wanted. three apprentices to learn
the Shoe-making bumsiness. P'lease apPly sit"
50 IIIIDS. SL0.R, .Also 5L Darels STEW
200 Un;gs COF'FEE.
'25 Hlh'ds. MiOL ASSES,
eent Cimils ROPE, iomec very snperior,
it00 Bales Guniny and Dundee BAG6'INO.
30 WVhile, Ib-li and1 (enarter Ble. Nit 3. No 1.
anid Mess MA CKbER EL, also Kits,
4 And we would AL~so state," that we have a fine
Blankets, Negro Cloths,
B~edsteadls, Chairs, saiddles, Osnahnras, Stripies,
iron, Nails. Oils, Wh'te Lead. Hibot, hJar Lead,
Salt,'Cheese, Potwdler, Soap, Rice,
Uncon. &c., &ec.. &e-,
.Antd in facet, every article tsually fomnd in a Gro
cery Store. J sIBLEY & SON.
Harmburg, Nov 14, tf 44
Groccries and Statple Goods.
W havet rnow on hanid, and shall conitinueiL to
VVreceive additiomns throughmout the business
reason, a COM1PLETE STOCK 01" GROCE
RIES, comprising every thing usuially' kepit in a
(Oroery Store. A mong whlich miay be etnumnerated
(Guniny amnd Dundee Bagging,
Baile Ropje andr ' Twite,
Jhacon anid Ilanms,
Milasses aondl Surr of every description,
Natils, Potty amndI Ghist.
-Linseedl anid Train Oils, and White Lead;
$~alt, Iron, Sloes a:nd I'anikets;
Tobaceo, Leather. Confi e and Teca:
Osnahurgs, Brown Shtirtinigs anid Cotton
Riee, Soamp, &c. For sale on the most rea
LARK & BUCK3MASTER.
Ihamburg, Nov. I1G 3m 44
Fire Works for Christmas I
T11IE Subscriber is just, receivitig a large lot of
No. 1 Gold Brand Fire Crackers !
A co~.ETIr .ssson-ratr tiTOP
'Rockets, Pin Wheels, Triangles, Miines of Stars,
arnd every variety of
SOrnamentaI and Useful Goods,
Sultabre for Chiristmams presents. OT Call at Vanrie
ty Store.- - J. A. - I UIiY
Austan. Ga.. Nov 16 ~ *. f 43
NOTE THE BRIGHT HOURS ONLY.
A leawon of itself sublime,
A lesson worth enshrining,
Is this-" I take no heed of time,
Save when the sun is shining."1
These motto-words, a dial bore,
And wisdom never teaches
To human hearts a better lore
Than this short sentence teaches.
As life is sometimes bright and fair,
And sometitnes dark and lonely,
Let us forget its pain and care,
And note its bright hours only.
There is no grove on earth's broad chart
But has some bird to cheer it;
So hope sings on, in every heart,
Although we may not hear it;
And if to-day the heavy wing
Of sorrow is oppressing,
Perchance to-mo.row's sun will bring
The weary heart a blessing.
For life is soametimes bright and fair,
A nd someti.es lark and lonely
Then let's forget its toils and care,
A nd note the bright hours on!y.
We bid the joyous moments haste,
And then forget their glitter
We take the cup of lire and taste
Ni portion but the bitter;
Eut we should teach oiur hearts to deem
Its sweet drops the strongest;
A nd pleasant hours should ever seem
To linger round u. longest.
As life is sometimes bright and fa'r,
Anti sometimes dark and lonely,
Let us firget its toil and care,
And note its bright hours only.
The darkest shadows of the night
Are just before the morning,
Then let us wait the coning light,
All boding phantoms scorning;
And while we're passing on the tide
(if -Time's fast ebbing river:
Let's pluck the blossoms by its side,
Ani bless the gracious river.
As life is sometimes bright and fair;
And sometimes dark and lonely,
We should forget its pain and care,
A nl note the bright hours only.
offis Etit Mit ?aA..
THE HUCKSTER FMY
The following strange inci
,vhile I was living in Gernn.
In the neighborhood of Vienti
onogli pleasant11 womuan, who supp<
lie enltivation of vegetabales, w hit
f in the Vienna market. She in.... uited a small
oitise. :ttached to which was her vegetable gar
It,-n. Yonng as ,he was she had been married ;
jut her huband had died leaving her a little
irl who %%as now just old enough to run about
mud play wit h :he children in -the n-ighborhood.
The iother was still handsome and desirous
'if a second marriage. About this time, indeed,
here was visiting her a young man for whom
die had conceived :in affi-etion, and whose pro
iositioi of marriage she was'now beginning im
iatiently to await. But no proposal was made.
Ak dark'thought finally crossed the young wo
's tind, and that there must be some ob.
;acle in the wav, and that this obstacle was, in
dil probability--the child.
An unnatural rtruggle of je;lousy took place,
cvhich resulted in a fearful determiination-she
aoul d miake awwiv with the chaild!
Benenath her h'on'e was a deep cellar, where
~he oenstionally stored her vegetables. Taking
her child by thie hand one day, she led it down
stair-, and thrustIng it inside, closed the door,
locked it :and hurried up stairs.
Thme same evening her lover came ; they sat
eha:ttini!e toget her. but no mention was mazde of
the little absentee. The next day after a de
sertion of twenty-four hours, the mother went
softly down and listen at the door. The quick
ear of the child eaught hier mothers step, amnd
she i;plored her to take her out of thtat dark
place-she was cold and very hungry, No ant
swer was returned, and the mother erept quiet
lv tup stairs.
*In the evening the lover came again. They
took supper together, and passed a social eveti
ing. After a second twenty-four hours had
passed, the moither made another visit to the
child. Again the little sufferer heard her, d
with feeble voice begged fo'r a crutst of bread
only one crust of bread. This ptulled a lit tle tip
on the mother's heart, but-her purposes was
Another day passed. The mother went quiet
ly down stairs and listened. All was silent.
Shie opened softly the door-the child lay dead.
Taking swiftly the body up stairs, she laid it
upon a bed ; and immewdiately making a great
outery, called the nieighbors together, telling I
them that her child hnad suddenly died. And so'
The day after there was a funeral. The child
was lying ini its collin bestrewn with flowers,
brought by the little lalymiates In the neighbor
hood. wyho had come to attend the funeral of their
favorite. The procession moved towards the
gniet Gou.acker. (God'snacre) where was to be
plainted this seed of an immortal flower. A
clergymnan was in attendance. The mother stood
looking down upon, the grave, over whicht the
holy man wis repeating, wit h solemn voiice,
" Onr Fat her, who art in Heaven, hallowed be
thy name; thy kingdom oeute thy will be done
on'earth nis it'is in heaven. Give us this duy our
A piercing shriek, and the mother fell with a
groan to the earth. Lo~oking wildly around hier,
she then, in erazed and gibbering accents, related
to the shuddering throng at the grave the very
deed her own hands had committed.
She lived not long after. Crazed and smitten
by the hatnd of God, she miserably died; a sig
nal instance of the Great Revenger, antd a start
ling lesson upon the words: Gire us this day
our daily bread.
Is Washington cIty, where a majority of the
housekeepers in a square must sign the petItion
of a dram-seller, to enable him to obtaini license,
ns high a price as a hundred dollars has withIn a
few weeks past been paid for a sIgnal signature.
This is a profitable busIness.
IT Is stated that wages on the Alabama and
'Bigbee rivers this season are for pilots $250 per
mtonth : for first engineers $150, and for sets
ond engineers $100, while the boys at the en
gines tire paid $50 and deck hatnds $60 and $'70
SCHOOL-GIRLS SHOULD BE SCHOOL-GIRLS.
The following well written article we copy
alm the Southern Ladies' Companion, at the
particular request of one of our lady acquain.
tances. We commend its excellent observations
to the attention of mothers.
As girls are usually at selt o! from an early
period till wi~in a short tine of thieir inarriage,
it is important that they acquire habins of indus
try, neatness and economy during the Lime they
are at school, and especilly in the instances
where they are from home at a boarding school.
How are these important lessons usually taught
in our f'emale colleges! Are girls taught to
make, or even to mend, and carefully look after
their own clothing? Are they taight habits of
neatness ! Or ralier, is not the whole natter
of keeping their apparel, their rooms, and other
mAtters, in neat order, left entirely to servants
or other persons ? As to economy, girls have a
poor opportunity at many of our schools, to
learn that the word has any practical use. The
daughters of wealthy parents tire indulged by
their parents and teachers in expensive apparel,
jewelry and the rest. Those in more moderate
circumstances, not having tlie courge to be
placed in a lower caste, by living within their
means, strain every nerve to keep pace with the
wealthy in a career of extravagance. We have
known the heads of female schools,-instead of
restraining this tendency to extravagance, to en
courage it. An examination or sonie other pa
geant, is to coame off; and, for the credit.of the
school, lie wishes the girls to show to the best
advmtarge possible befilre the pnblic. The pa.
rents are at a distane, anid the principal encour
ages tle girls to make accounts and purchase
goods for the occasion, on credit. Sugges tons
of this kind are readily fiolloiwed by girls natin
rally desirous to mate a fair show', and tihe
fathers or guardians are run in debt withont their
knowledge and consent; and We have known
cases in which these extra expetses have exceed
ed the whole cost of boarding, tuition, and all
either regular expenses. Such a course tiy
gtiin the principal favor with thoughtless girls
but the father, who on coming for his daughter,
with money enough to pay the regular school
:hargre, finds as much more charged against htim|
for what he was neither willing nor able to in
dulge his daughter in. will fleel that lie has been
imposed upon. not to say defrauded. One ex.
:ellent means of counteraet ing t his evil is, by
the establishing a unifurin dress for tile students,
>f a plain ehenp, subsitntial character, rejeccing
il jewelry and ornanciits, and aliowing then to
ippear abroad in no other; and we are grat ifi-d
o notice that this iourse has been adopted in
Mine fof our fenalc schools.and with fine elrect.
It tends to promote both the economy and re
mtblicant equality, so essential to tile success of
mch schools. And nothing c:in be more pro.
tidicial to the prosperi!y of a school tian the
oatering of cascs, r.- any kind of aristoerneyin
hemn-cigenidering envy. jealousy. N
nore. it wonuitii i . ar 1onum" en",eCKiog tle evil
inder notice; l-or what good reason ean bI
hown for bedecking a little girl of twelve or
ouurteen in the gauil and trappings of an oriental
ride, imerely to study in, or to appear in is a
eCbool girl at churcb or ai examiatiliDn ? In the
irst case, they should be apparelled in neat,
ommon clotinliig-r, in Whieb, they wvotld be coil- t
urtable and perfectly at case ; and in the secomi,
hey should appear in the simple unifurmn of
heir school. Scarcely, anythinig CaIn appear
ore ridiculous, in the eves of a sensible person,
han a girl at her books, laced, and dressed. and
owelled ul like an actress. They are but
chool-girls, and they ibould appear in charac
er. Where the opposite course is adopted,
-oung men readily take the very intelligent
lint that these finely dressed little maidens are
hus tnseasonably offering themselves in the
natrimonial mart, antd are not b tekward ini bes
owing ttenitions and miakingt idrs. Now, give
hose vouing men but a restrictedl olportuity
f access to the society oef the little ladies-they
re dressed as "yotung ladies" from eight or teni
ears old-and soon we have a line exhibition of
rallantries, billet de u e, nntd the rest. Parents
iress their children like brides, nnd so ad vertise
hem as dispostible commodities ; teachers allow
oung men to visit their girls, converse with
hem, heair thetm play, aecomupanty them with the
lute or voice ; perhaps ttmend themt to church
md on their eveiing walks; and yet their pa
-,:nts antd teachers tire utterly at a loss to ne-.
:ount for the results which they have themaselves
roduced; they cantnot imaiginec why their g'irls
ill not study, :md htavt' n utter .'ersion to
ooks-viilainot'. love-sick novels ailways ex
-eted--why they are so fonid oif the companyiii of
:me other sex, why they aire rendy to elope it i h
worthless dandies and brainless fops. If piarenis
.md teachers do not act in the piremnises with
:ommnoni sense and discreetness, it is hardly rca
sonable tot expect children to niet with pierfect
prudence antd wisdomn. We aire nmuch pleaised
o finid that some of our best female sclthol,and
some too, in the most weailthy srections, ande pa
tronized by the more wenithly elaan, tire rigidlly
restraining all expenisiventess of dress, rejecting
jewelry, anmd prohibiting the society of yountg
men enitirely. Yet there tare eveni mothers to lie
founid, who feair that, without mnixiing with the
society of young men, their dtiughiters will faili
to nequire case tand gracefuilness of manniiters, antd i
are, therefore, willinig to pieril till else to secnre
tese. For. the like grave reaison, there miustj
also lie a daninig depatrtmecnt in mainy of onrt
schools- in sonie entses publicly, in oithiers more
or less secretly conducted, to teach the girls the
Spoetry of mtotioni," ats if dancing motion haid.
aything to do with impairting grace to the comn
mnon movements of life. And wheni once you
allow a girl's head to get full of fintery and beaux,
and her hteels full of waltzes, polkus, and cotil
lions, you may about .as well throw hter books
in the tire anid marry her to the first simpleton
who will take her oil' your hands-for hter days
of study and improvement are at an end."
Two Trishtmen went in a grocery store. One
of them stid to the storekeeper.
" Will ye be tafter giving me ai shilling's worth
of tea and a loaf of bretidr'
Thue storekeeper put up the articles, and hand
ed them to Pt.L
"Long life to your honor, much obliged to
ye," said Paut as he turned to go ont.
" But," said the storekeeper, " we want the
"An, shure I tnsked yer honor to give mte the
things, and ye did, and Mike Mahontey is witness
to it," and they left the store.
A VERITABLE DOGBERRY.-A Matyor of the
one of the Commnonst in Fratnce ltetly made the
following entry upon his register :
" I, Mayor of --, found yesterday in the for
est of -, a matn by the name of Rollin, comn
mitting an act nigtinst thte laws. I comimanded
him to surrender, whtereuiponi lie seL upon me,
heaped me with insult, tmnd contumely callingr
me a ragga-mulflin, an ass, anid a preeious dolt, andl
a scarecrow---all of which s crtify to be true."
RICES OF TE OLD TESTAmT.
''here. is scircely4 screr evidence of low
attainments in reli?on, than undervaluin
the Old Testanenoi The mature christian
finds it rich.in the ue gospel as the New,
and the New is the.ky to the Old. " If the
Psalms," says Irviun7 :in his brilliant intro
ductibn- to Horne, gontain not the argu.
ment of the simple trines, and the detail
of the issues of the* spel, to reveal which
the word of God b me flesh and dwelt
among us, yet now tat the key is given,
and the door of s tual life is opened,
where do you find suc spiritual treasures as
in the book of PsaIl414wherein are revealed
the depths of the soJ sinfulness, the stout.
ness of her rebellio gainst God, the hor
rors of spiritual dosivtion, tho agonies of
cont.-ition, the blessedLss of pardon the joys
of restoration, the cabstancy of faith and
every other variety of Christian experience?
And if they contain no the narrative of Me
siah's birth, and life; and death ; or the la
bors of his apostolic servants, and the strug
glings of his iniant ch'urch; as these are
written in the books ofiie New Testament,
where in the whole scriptures, can we find
such declarations of the work of Christ, in
his humiliation and U glory, the spiritual
agonies of his death amidglorious issues of
his resurrection, the wrestling of his kingdom
with the powers of dirkness, its triumph
over the heathen, and the overthrow of all its
Pauonair.-Lord Byron remarked that
"the more delicate people become in words,
the less they are in acts."1 This is true; for
the most meretricious minds seek the dain ti
est garments of words t' conceal the moral
deformity. Every man of experien.:e knows
the most accessible ladies are those who
make the greatest pretension to excessive
delicacy. The blue-eyed; romping, frank,
open hearted girl who speaks her rind free
ly, without affectatiod is as secure against
aatacks as the rock 'of: Gibraltar; but the
lady who spends the Mio/ning in pantidettinzg
the legs of the piano, and weaving apt ons to
conceal the beauties of art inl marble Cupids
and Physches, is sure to commit some devil
mIeit in the dark before :night is over. Her
mind is ever suggestive of some wrong.
SAtnDwicn IsLAxD.4The ' Washington
Union has an article on the recent movement
A the Sandwich Islands iowards annexation
:o the United Statesdnivh4 --
. . guverient nas had nothim
0 do in bringing about the state of things
vhieh seems likely soon lo result in an ap
>licati)n from the Sandwich Islands for an
iexation, we are assured by the doctrines of
President Pierce's Inaugn 1, as well as by
he American sentiment of ae administration,
hat the application will refeive prompt con
TIE American consulie has been the
ucans, under the intellig t managenment of
h1e acting incumbent, of inging about an
uterchange of seeds, pli, ts, fruits, works
>f science and art, betwen Cuba and the
United States, which ma lead to an inter-.
shange of more social tentirneiits, while ..
lantional interests are pro ted. I C
The captain.general, a president of the
"Junto de Fomento," pl -ed in cha.-ge of I
Col. Robertson two or t ce demijohns of
the best tobacco se'ed, t be sent to the e
Patent Office at WVashin on, for distribu- a
tion, in return for the pglished documents j:
of that department, (lad volume,) which e
have been transmitted to iim through the a
American consulate. Tl e packagen left '
by the Crescent City fo~ their destination. t
Shacts " bear he~in on theirwig;
and~ prepare for still bettd things.
Yt,c~o MIEN FOR OFrCEas.-One cf the a
English naval newspapms thus expr~assest
what hats gradually becois a prevalent opin- nI
ion with the majority in tis country:
"There can be no douy. that if the junior t
oficers of the late expejion in search of ~
Sir John Franklin had anmanded, instead
of their seniors, the northyst passage wvould
have been made matiy y rs since, and per. I
hapas some account gi $i ofr the fate of a
Franklin. It is perhaps :j vore observation,
but its truth cr.ust presaijion the mind of
everybody who has wated the proceedinigs it
of each expedition as osely as we have p
TnE FASTEsT PAeER I THE WORLD: NOT 1K
DEAD.-A5 there have he~ various rumors cir- si
enlated within the last tpweeks, respincting cl
the celebrated pacing hoi Hero, we give the si
following upon reliable uination. This great a
blooded animal was recEty matched against p
the fast trotter, Prince, ta ten mile conitest,
without stopping at eithielnt. As will b~e re- 13
collected, the pamcer gave e. on the eighth mite,
and the wager of $10,00was won by Prinee.
Th le second match betweithe same celebrat ed e~
steeds was for $6,000, 4 on the ninth mile
Hero again failed, but exlited a most superior I
blood and nerve, and probly could have wvon
the race, had he been ur~i to his utmost by "
Mr. Spieer, who at onceelined pushing him, si
and gave up the contest. t .has since been re
ported that Hero died frs the eff'ects of these
two great heats. This, liever, is not, the case, 0
as the pacer is in fine ednion, and last evening 4
an experienced reinismasffered to bet from
$2.000 to $5,000, that ro could go his mite tE
in 2.40 La less than two sks.-N. Y. Express. ~
YOUNG, A MElIeA.--J Pison," said a doating
fattier who was about tpg his son into busi- I
nesi, " what shall be thu('e of-tho newv firm?"
" Well governor," said o one and twenty &
youtt, looking up in theavens to find an an
swver. " I don't know ;-; sajppose we have it9
,John H. Samrplin and Far." Thie old gentle. Y1
nman was struck with. theiginality of the idea, "
but could not adopt it. al
"FELLOW ecTIZEss," d an Russell, re, p1
cent ly a candidate for rof public accounts
in Slississippi, "you hatplled on me for a few A
rematrks. I have none ako. Indeed, I ami
Ino public speaker. If not desire to be a h~
WHAT S MODERATE DRINKING.
ASwER.-It is the great deceiver of nations,
promising health and long life, yet destroying
more by its tendencies than war, famine, or the
It is a sweet moruel in the mouth, but gravel
It is the A, E, C, of drinking: the picture
book, before the young and thoughtless to the
worst of intemperance.
It is a regular quack medicine,splendid promi
ses, but performing no cure and yet demanding
It is the starting point to the workhouse, the
prison, the asyluni, and the gallows.
It is the light fingered gentlemain, who feels
every corner of the drawer, and to the very bot
tom of his purse.
It is the first step in an inclined plane of rapid
descent, amooth as marble and .,lippery as glass,
ending in an abyss of ruin.
It is a beautiful serpent, whose fangs deadly
venom are concealed by the dazzling of its enils.
It is hypociisy personified, an alfected sobrie
ty, while all is agitation and uncleanness within.
It is the landlord's birdlime, by which he se
cures, his victims, and fastens then in a ca.
It is the entrance to a dliifflit fl avenue, linetd
With deceitful flowers, charmiied with bewitelinmg
sounds, but ending in caverns of tile dead.
It is anl iguils faltunis, tempting its ated fol
lowers over trembling b''gs. and tumbling them
down a frightful precripice.
It is the whirpool of ruin in which thousantds
have sunk to rise no more.
It appears as an angel light, assuming a smil- I
ing countenance, but in reallity a demon of the
It is like a perpetual dropping, injurying man's
constitution, far more than ocasionil: drunken
It is the birth-day and birth-place of all drtnk
einess we have in the land.
It provides an army of reserve, to recruit the
ranks of the 60,000 who annually die by strong i
It is the body of union betwixt the drunken
politicians, little drop niiisters, and all eneiies
to the cause of teetotalism.
THE PoWER OF A KIss.--We learni from a
reliable source that a iarried couple were tra.
veliig to an il) strean port, the man sickened I
and died. When the boat tonrbed at 31emlphuis,
the berieved and distressed widow landed there
with the corpse; an undertaker was sent for,
who came and took the measure for a collin.
The collin was preparedand the body deposited
therein, and all in readiness to take the mortal
rema1ins of that dear hu.,band to its last, final
resting place. The lady, with all the fond affec.
tion and deep love of a wife begged'the privilege
of taking one more look, a List parting L
him wwll) n -
r.. .sd U isia
1on. But for that fond loving wife, the husband
might now be lying in a cold, damp grave.
DocTOas.-If we examine the life of the prac.
ising physician, we find it gilded and shining on I
le surfnee; but beneath tile spangles how I
inich pain and hardship! The practiing phy- t
;iciain is oiie of tihe martyrs of modern socitety ; %
ie drinks the cup of bitterness, lie empties ito t
he dregs. Ile is tinder the weight of an im
nense responsibility, and his reward is but too
often injustice and ingratitude. His trials leigin
t the very gates of his eareer. IHe spends his
uithful ;ears in the exhauwting investigvation
Sanatonmy ; he brenthes the air of nutretction, ?
nd is dat 'y exposed to all the perils of conta
ion. Vitw him in the practice of his d:flicult c
rt, which he has a.iuired at the risk of his Hite !(
I saves ur cure his patient; it is the result of
hanee, or else it is alleged tha't it is nature, and 3
atore alone, that cures di.e.s, and that the ti
hiysiciani is only useful for form sake. Tihen, t
(Insider the nmortificatiions lie has toi undergo, p
then lie seen unbllushing ignorance wvin the suec- j
ess which is denied to his learning .niid tatlents, J
nd you will neknow'ledge that the trialh or the E
hysician a-e not surpassed in any other buisiness
f life. There is another evil the honorable phy
ician has1 to contend with--a hideous and de- M
ouirinlg evil, commenced by the world, sustnin
d by the world, and seemingly forevermore des. K
ned to be an infliction upon huma~:nity. This
vil is quackery, which takes advantage of that
eplorable instinct which act uailly seeks false
ood, and pufers it to truth. How often do we t
se the shamecless and ignorant speLenlator arrestk
ie public attention, and attain fortune, while
e-glect, obscurity and poverty amre the portion
f the modest piractitioneir, who has emibrneed
ie profession of medicine with conscientious
ess, and cultivates it with dignity and honor.
A DEAD MAN AT DINNER.-While residing at c
.omne, I paid a visit to the lunatic asylum there, o
id amongst the more remarkable patients, one
as pointedl out to me who had been saved witha
unch diffieit.y fromi inflicting death upon him- st
tlf by voluntary starvation in bed, under an
ipression tl:nt lie was defunet, saying that dead
!ople never~ ate. It was soon obvious to all fa
it the is-sun must be fatal, when the humane dc
)ctor bethought of the following stratagrem. nc
aif a dozen of the attendants, dressed in whiite p'
irouds, andc their faces and hands covered wit h th
malk, were marched in single file, with de:;d t'u
lenice, into a. room adjoining t hat of the patient, m
here lie observed thema, through a door pur- bt
sely left open, sit down to a hearty meal. pt
"Haillo !" said lie that was deceased, present.-w
to an attenilant, " who be they ?" thm
"Deaud men." was the reply. cae
" What !" rejoined tihe corpse, " do dead men b
t ?" CI
" To be sure they do, as youi see," answered T
e attendant. an
"If that's the ease," exelaimled the defunct, lik
I'll join thecm, for1'mi famished ;" and thus in- ye
antly was thie spell broken.-London Laneet. C.
COMPLMETARY.-A Lonidon correspondent
the Courier & Enquirer, under date of the Sr
bI of November, forwvards the following: wl
" A piece of news that may not be pleasing
Americans, is this: Twenty-six refmned ne
'iminaas have been sent to the United States, ta
is week, as free emigraints, by the London Re- sui
rmatory Institute. On Thursday, there wais a to
nave taking. Speeches were made, and Lord lin
laftesbury shook hands wvithi each of the emi
-aints. This nobleman is very active in all chari
ble movements, aiid seemsa to think the United I h
ates a very fit place for the thieves and low Io
hains of London. He has been instrumentalI
sending numbers to your city, and whether
ey be reforme~d or not, it is extremely doubtful
>out their being a desirable acquisition to your wi
puhation. They are sent becmause nobody hero ri
ill give them employment, anid because the lv
ustralians wont have them."
PLACE a bone across a pork rind, anid you
wve Bonypatrte crossing the Rhine. Thlis is in
rmed " Illnstratedi Hietory." elh
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH PROPERTY.
The New York Journal of Commerce of Fri
day contains an official announcement of-the am
ic'ble .settlement of the dispute which has so
long existed between the two branches of the:
Methodist Episcopal Church, North and South,
in regard to the property which belonged to thtm
inl common, prior to the separation. The terms:
of the adjustment are withheld from the pnblic;'
until the (courts which have long had the sub
ject in charge) shall confirm their action to the
new state of things; or in other words, issue a
decree in conformity with the voluntary settle
ment. The Journal says:
"It is however safe to infer, that th adjust
ment is b:ased on the principle of a pro rata-di
vision of the property. No other adjustment -
would be admissible, even if the courts decreed.
some other, provided the two bodies are to con
tinue separate. The Northern branch 'of the
church never could feel easy in possession of thd
whole property, because they know that the
whole does not in equity belong to them.
The effect of the compromise will be to al
lay the bad feeling which. for some years past
has existed between the. Churches North and
South. We should not he greatly supprised to
record, in the course of a few years, the re-union
of the two bodies in one vast christian fraternity
The friendly expressions contained in the certifi
cates for adjustment clearly point in that diree
Lion. It may even be possible tliat.the adjust
ment is based on t prospective re-union, whih
indeed is the most natural, as well as the most
" Messrs. Peck and Smith, the committee ap
pointed to prepare a stateinent of the settlement
for publication, say, niier a careful 'and most.
friendly exantination of the whole question, the
Southern Commissioners made a proposition.
for a set lenent of their claim, which the comrais
sioners for the New York. concern accepted.
Nothing now remains to be done to consummate
this desirable adjustment of a iaost troublesome -
litigation but the - execution of the necessiiry
papers, and the arrangements for the final decree
of the United States Court for the Southern.
District of New York, now in session in this
" This settlement has been agreed upoi by the
parlies without the arbitrament of a third part. y,l
and is to each entirely satisfietbry. The 6om6ld
sion of this sentiment was followed by thariks
giving to God, and most. hearty exprea-ions.pf
Christian 'ove and mutual confidence.:The feel
ings,4 which prevail among the commissioners- of
the two chur:hes, we may hope, is-a true type of
that which will prevail hereafter throughout the
bounds of our common Methodisni, North and
They conclnded by awarding credit to Judg 7e
i. rency in the completion of the
Z. J. DCII:y, of Wateree Division, No.- 9, G.
G. S. Bower, of Taylor Division, No. 8 G. T.
Ebenezer Thayer, of Palmetto Division, No. 1,
Hugh Miller, of Fairfield Div. No. 13. G.
Rev. John R. Piekett, of Old 96 Div., No. 3,
. Chiap. z
GOLD DBsCovERIES ix TuRKEY.-The fame
f the Pactolhs would seem to be endangered
y some recent discoveries. Engineers have
een lately going to and . fro among the vales
nd hills of the classic regions, looking into the
inde, pounding roicks, Climbing peaks, find ex
loring mines. Their first purpose has been a
urvoy. of the contry for a contemplated rail.
'ay; btit they have'kept their eyes. open to
very sign of uliyical wealth in tile soil-and
leir diligence is said to have been rewarded by
e discovery of gold, silver, m..rcury, lead. cop.
Ler. antimony, arsenie ati iron, as well as silt,
ilphiur, alum. co:tl and saltpetre. The river
rda, flowing from the ridgecs of the Rhodope
onnans towards Adrianople, is said to nmoro
a~n rival the ancient Paictolus. T1he. greatest
ines are reported to hive been found in Thesi
dly, on the slopes o'f Moant Pe-ijon and Mount
ssa ; but these are of leaid and of silver, rather
an of gild. Should these reports prove true.
icy will ren~der all the more fierce anid intorest- .
gthe contention now raging for the possession
the noble country ini whlichi the mines are said -
be sitinated.-London Athienxam.
GOLD ThiIN ix AiIE.-Tle gold mines
tely discovered in Franklin county, Me., it is
id, promise well. The original discoiverer cotn
miplates mining with lifry hands the comitn
ason. A boarding hoinse is being erected in
e vicinity, andi the builder ha~s engaged to board
e workmen. It is rumored that $800 of gold'
ve been takeni from these mines the past sea.
NEw YoaK IoTEL~s.-Thte .Mirror of tihat eIty
ys that, contrary to ge-nerat expdetation, the
tets there are overfiowingly full. -The places
the thousands who have left for the South
ye been instantly taken by permanent, guests
r the wititer; and the tab/e d'hioles are as
uiwded, atnd tihe drawing r.>onms as gay as Sara.
ga in July. The landlords, it would seem,-are
iking foir:unes. The proprietors of the Metro
titan, the editor says, show a clear profit of'
le hundred and twenty thousand dollars in
eir hir,-t year's business.
AR FJVAL Forl O1 ITeniEL AT NEW YORK.
ie U. S. Mail Steam Ship Prometheus arrived
'rTue.,day at New York, from San Juan, with
L,750,000 in gold.
A mong her passetngers vras John Mitchel, the
sht exile. There was great excitement ont the
inrf to see him, and the steamer was sun
unded with boats. Mr. Mitchel, however,
is quietly conveyed to his mother's residenco
Brooklyn. He was loudly cheered at the
rry, and serenaded in the evening.
TtrE followinig ancdote is told by the Chijea.
Joturnial of Gov. Reynolds,. whom they call
"Old Ranger " in Illitnois, when for the first
tie in his life ho visited the seaboard ats a rep
rentative to Conigress- from the back settle..
" Upon reaching Baltimore the Governor rose
rly itn the mornling and patid a visit ro the ship
tr at the docks when the tide was, full, and
ain at ntoon, whetn it was at ebbi, and, not mit-.
ied wifth the sudden change that had taken
ice, again in the evening, when the tide was in.
~retofore he had resolved to keep e&ery thingn
himself, and go in piursuit of knowledge undey.
lientities ott his own hook ;- but now his aston.
lent brFoke over it~s bounds. As he returned
a old Raniger remnarked~ that this was the great
country lie had ever seen in his life-1ed
shels in one day anid nary dropgf rain !"
StaL.Ittiant TEMiPLE safs, thatbte first in.
edient in conlversatlion is-truth ; the tnext. good
use ; thle third, good htumor.anitd ~the four
FROM CHINA-FLIGHT OF THE EMPEROR.
A friend of the Editor of the New York Com
mercial Adrerliser, has placed at his disposal, a
letter from Dr. Parker, Secretary to the United
States legation at Canton, of which the follow
ing Is a copy:
"1 1 have what I am assnred is contained in a
private letter from Peking, that Heen Fung, the
p -esent Emperor on the 2d of August, fled to
Gebul, in Tartary, and that Prince Wei Chin,
fifth brother of Taou Kwang, was left in charge
of the Empire, and that the insurgent troops
were within six days of Peking at that date.
" This news bears marks of probability, and
the source of my inf'ormation is as reliable as any
we can ordinarily get in China.
" In speaking with the British consul this eve
ning, lie informed ine that he heard the same
news two or three days since, which corresponds
with the time my infornmantstates the intelligence
reached this city.
" Mr. Robertson seemed to receive the intel
ligenee with some doubt. I can only say that I
think it very likely to prove true, and that Prince
Wei Chin is the man of all others who would
be most likely to be called upon to take the
reins of government.
lie is the man who is said to have wiitten
Taou Kwang's answer to the President's letter,
dvlivered in 18-14 by Mr. Cuslhing.
Dr. Paiker's letter is dated at " 19 minutes
to 12 o'clock," on the 3rd of September, and was
addressed to a member of the branch house of a
large mercantile firm in New York, in response
to a note despatched to him at half-past ten the
IM'oRTANT FROM Mrxico.-The New York
Tribune has received private advices from the
city of Mexico to the 17th ult., to the efteet that
letters received there from Tepic, dated on Nov.
12, state that two hundred armed men from San
Francisco hadjust landed from the brig Caroline,
at the port of La Paz, Lower Oaliforain, and
had taken possession of the town, put the coui
manding general in prison, and declared Lower
They have a flag with two stars, which is
suppose-d by my Mexican informant to mean
Lower California and Sonora.
Great excitement prevailed at Mexico, on the
17th ult., when the news was received.
It is likely that Santa Anna nny take advan
tage of this circumstance and of the agitation it
cinses anongr tho Mexican people to proclaim
Inl addition to this, we notice a despatcli of the
6th Dec., which states that a bearer of despateh
es from Col. Gid.1den, dated M1exico, 18th, has,
arrived at Wasington. They confirm the inva
sion of Lower Calif ~ '.ha
- -.... irum the laiuage of the oflicial
iris journls-is beginiirg to assume a loftier
one than it has held hitherto upon this subject,
Ind to denounce the conduct of Russia in terms
vhich have clled forth the emphatic reinon
trances of the Russian Ambassador. The Eii
ish Ministry will hold themselves aloof to the
Itest mo'.ment, but the popular feeling of the
ountry i-4 far inl ndvance of their action, and
ill speedily ho inflamed by the news of' the bat
les lost and won, to a pitch of' indignation which
,ill no longer allow the Government to remain
IPORTANT RUarons FRO-r ELroPE.-Theb
ew York Times mentions a rumor that Louis
:poleon is convinced that t war in Eastern
urope is inevitable, and that France will be
Ilied upon to re.,ist the encroaehments of' the
'zar. It is also said lie invited Kossuth to a
-eret conference at Paris, for the purpose of
certaining definitely from him tie extent of
ec military force which he could Lring into thet
bd, in case Htungairy should have another opi
,rttnity of contending for her indep~ende.nce.
id that Kossutht actually spent two or three
yvs in Paris in close consultation with the t
inperor up~on this stubject. In
A3tEatCAN INGENU'ITY--MATTERS TJIAT AL- (
asT TmNsix.-Amnong the multitudinous objee:s tI
the patent ofilee at Washington, and which is t
idencte what skill can do, is an invention that ir
eks up pins from :a conftsed heap, turns them o
I aroun I with their heads up, and sticks them t
papers in regular rows. Another machine goes.
rouigh the whlole process of eigar making, ta
rig in tobacco loaves and turnhing out the per- Ii1
et article. One mnachine cuts cheese, amnother st
ours kiiives and forks, another rocks the era- t
e,and seven or eight take in wa.9hing and iron. s
g. Another patent is for a machine that counts tI
e pnssengers in an omn'bus and takes their tI
re ; wvhen a fat man gets in it counts two, nindh
arges doubie. Tlhere is a variety of gunls thats
ad themselves, also a fish line that adjusts its
vn bait, and a rat-trap that kills arid throws
.'ay the rat, and then baits arnd sets itself, atnd a
inds in the corner for another, hi
ELEVATION OF TilE SURiFACE.-WVe have been
vored with some observations made by Blaron
Terloc, a Bielgiran naturalist arid traveller. er
w residing in otur city, showing that an im
riant change has taken place ini the level of
e ground ribout the mission. During the last
enty months the surface of the earth at the 0
ssion has been elevated about eighteen inchestn
t the change was not accompanmied by any
reeptible qake or subtu'rranean noise. It is* T
*ll known that very remarkable changes of or
s kind are constantly going on in South Afri
.In the Straits of aingellan, the earth has
en raised rmore than 16 feet; thne islands of Ir
niloe and Madre de Dios have raised 10 feet; w
llenhuano 17 feet ; Virna 12 feet ini 12 years, r
d Cobijnr 5 feet in t wo years. The earth l.as
ewise been percepiibly raiised within a few a
irs at Panama, Viejo and San Blas.-Alta F
MAcrtsE POETRY.-A Virginia paper Is re
ansible for the following machine p)oetry, lI
rich we have niltored to suit this rncridinn:I til
Breathes there a man with soul so dead, who re
ver to himself hath said, I will the Advertiser,m
te, both for my own and family's sake ? If
ch there be, let him repent, and have the paper ea
him seint; and if' hen'd pass a happy winter, lhe
advance should pay the printer !"
NoRTri CAnoLTtA.-It is said that North Car- p1
na produce within its boundairies the staples H
every other state in the Union, arid is the to
ly onie that does. dil
' ' isl
Mes. PARTNGTON says she has noticed that th
tether flour was dear or ceaep, she had inva. es
bly to pay the same money for half a dollar's fri
A unfionlT countenance brought dowvn stairs g
the mornuing,.rmakes a little in-door stun tha'ts
eers mus through the day. ...