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The Time to Die.
I would Itko to dio in Spring time,
If the flowers bloomed not ho g?y j
And tho birds, returning to us,
Sang not swoolly all the day.
<)r I'd like to ?l?o in Summer,
If hot- gentle, fragrant breath
Sported not so Boflly round mo.
Wooing mo from thoughts of death.
I would like to ilio in Autumn,
lint I could not boar to have
Chilling winds come mully moaning
Hound my newly covered grave.
I would like to die in Winter,
If 'twere not for nil its glee:
If tholxdls and uleighH and snow stormn
I would gladly din nt morning,
Hut I alwayn woken then,
Ami I would not need so soon
Thus to fall usleep aguiu.
1 would like to die at evening,
Hut the stars arc in the sky.
And 1 love them, and their voices
Whisper, "Dearone, do not die."
So I'll leave it to the angels,
When they arc sent to hear mo lion><?
And whene'er L hear them singing
I'll bo roti'ly then to conic.
Jokes of Congressmen,
A correspondent of the Richmond South
thus describes an episode in his trip from
liiclimond to Washington :
"Of course, no one can get within gunshot
of tlie capitol without, inhaling some of
the odors of Congress, and I was regaled
with a choice conversation between two
congressmen, who were givin : an outsider
an account of some of the doings at Wash!..???>.
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i"g?w/u. vuu *?i ?uu vun^icsmmiicii >>;i? u
very largo, pear-shaped old follow, with
rather a small head for a man of his huge
proportions, who indulged unscrupulously
in those discarded Yirginianisms, ichar and
thar. Tho other was a middle-aged and
middle-sized South Carolinian,whose whrcrs
and there.? contrasted strongly with the
whan? ami tharx of the elephantine Virginian.
The third was a red-headed, and mccmannercd
man, with whiskers a la Vandyko,
who, while being rcgalpd with stale
Oongress jokes, managed to inform these
jovial p*\l>lio oUnmotovn that ho had partly
ascended Mont IJlane, and had seen St. Voters,
fee., &c., which you know all about,
and which your European tourists so delight I
to dwell upon. Once at Home, you arc all!
j..,.,. ...;/ ..VII, HIIC3
Vandyked gentleman Homed while the two
Congressmen joked. The cars roachod
Aquia Creek, and the boat not being ready,
the three grouped themselves just at my elbow,
and not knowing there was a "ohicl
among them takiu' notes," they went on.
The conversation turned upon the franking
privilege. The big Virginian saidhconee
sent a newspaper to an old North Carolinian,
whose name had been furnished him,
and. of course, had never thought nf tlu<
thing again. Some years afterwards ho
happened to be in North Carolina, and an
old man accosted him saying, "llello, mister,
1 got that p..per you sent me, and I
cut out all the advertisements and stuck
some up here in my porch, and the others
I sent round to my neighbors. I thought
all them runaway niggers was yours, and I
tv.1,1..o r 1 ?>
The facetious Congressman ended by saying
that lie believed that old man would
vote for him to be President, he feltso complimented
by that newspaper. "Did yon
ever hear ot free Tom Moore?" he asked,
slapping his travelling friend upon the
'houlder. The man who had seen Mont
Jlane was forced to acknowledge that he
\ad not. "Well, Tom Moore waft also in
lie habit of scattering his ppecehcti and
fher public dtfcumonUf broadcast oVelrtbe
and?until an old countryman began to
enquire, who, upon tho face of the earth,
that "Freo Tom Moore" was, who was always
writing bis name upon everything."
Then, the facetious Virginian told of an old
publican to whom Mr. Buchanan had accidentally
sent a book, who regularly exhibit
cu it to ins visitors, never railing to remark,
tliat lie wondered how Mr. Buchanan came
to take such a fancy to him, as to send him
a book. It is with such pap that the innocent
babes, called American voters, are fed
?while the man that can tell the best jolce,
is always the one for them. Ir. this manner,
our National Halls are filled with the
inest body of jokers the world oversaw."
An TTor.y Lot.?One hundred and fiftv
^ven unhappy married people have applied
r divorce at Cincinnati up to the 8th inst.
reporter says :
Harly in the morning the court room waa
>nged with those ill-matched pairs, who
.ei anything else but lovingly toward
another. Frowns disfigured the faces
ere smiles should have been, and those
o should have walked hand in hand
.own the pathway of life until they reached
o shores of eternity, took seats as far reoved
from each other as nossible. Thnv
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*ght it contamination eveu to sit in tho
room together, and whenever their
hanced ir> meet they flashed?not
ie fire of love, but that of hate, deep
; Peruvian authorities have com mi taothor
outrage against tho United
having taken a sailor from an Amor- i
diip and lashed him on a lmoy, as a [
'lmfint. fin- tinvinw afni^lr n fUiiliftti I
vtnerican captain protested, on which
^ uvian commander insolently re'
i did not mind hia own business
he put in the sailor's place. The
Minister id investigating the
nan, in ft time of a revival,
, but was found sinning
ik afterwards " Didn't j
liodists 7" inquired a pi-;
son. " Fa!*, an' I did i
months, and behaved no '
The Home and Grave of \Vashingtou.
"Of comfort no iuan speaks!
liOl'M&lk of'gravod) an<l worms, anil epitaphs,
Make dust our paper, ami with rainy eyes
Write Borrow in the bosom of the earth."fihak*.
Wc arc told that "Abraham name to mourn
for Surah and to woop for hor." it was in
the land of Catmu. "llo siood up before his j
dead," and a sojourner among strangers: he |
said??" Oivo 1110 a poBseHsioii of a burying-)
place with you." A choice of sepulchred was
offered hlin, with tlio assurance that none
should bo withheld. And he asked for tlio
cave of V.iohpelah, for as much money or it
was worth,and ho^asked for it as a possession
For four hundred shekels of silver was the
ftold of Maehpelah.and the cave therein,made
sure unto Abraham, " for a possession of a
What Abraham asked for Sarah among
strangers, the women of America, among
Americans, ask for Washington, "possession
of a hurying place."
Hut- tbis cannot ho made sure to them with
out the four hundred shekels of silver. And j
now it is lor the lour hundred shekels of" silver
that 1 speak?[ claim something from
every one of you?young and old, rich and
poor, boy and girl, man and woman, widowed
wife, and wifeless husband, something
from all?a mite though it be.
J claim it in behalf of the purest, best and
holiest feelings of humanity?in the name of
gratitude and paternal affection to the Father
of our country?in the name of patriotism,
of duty, of right, and in the love we bear to
the daughters of America.
It is a beautiful tradition of the Kasl, that
there arc certain sucred spots ou which wild
beasts may not wander, briars and brambles |
may not grow, and on which tho eve of God I
If there 1)0 such a spot on earth, is it not
the grave of Washington ? Or, rather, slmll
I say, in no profane spirit, what spot so holy,
in any age or clime, stive that tomb which
woman was the last to lcavo and angels the
first to open.
Tiik Voice of the Dead Nations.?
Mr. Alger, in his recent celebrated oration,
uttered the following impressive passage,
which ought to be written on the statute
books of every State in the Union :
TliA imtinno wlm?n iirionf cl/nlnfn?a
now lie bleachiug on the Hand? of time, all
died of sin. It was their crimes that dug
their graves and pushed them in. Licentious
luxury sapped the foundation strength
and rotted tho live virtue of one, and it dis- J
appeared beneath the green pool of its own !
corruption, lirutal war, made a business
of and carried in every direction, drew upon
another the combined wrath of the world,
and it was dashed upon the rock of its own
barbarous fcive. Domestic bondage, grown
enormous, trodden under foot and goaded
to madness, rose on another, and hurried it
in the conflagration and slaughter of its
own provocation. Internal Antipathies,
based on sectional difference, fed by selfish !
interest and taunting debate, finally oxplo- |
ded in the quarrelsome parties of another,
and hurled its dissevered fragments to ruin
by the convulsive eruption of its own wrong
and hatred. Of all the mighty empires
whose melancholy ghosts now pace the pallid
margin of oblivion, not one ever sunk
but its fall was through internal iniquity,
in some way or other. Shall the stately
shade of America, too, go down to join the
doleful company of crowned spectres, moving
them beneath lo rise up at her coming
wit.]) Hip MnriliMiir* A
as wo ?" It we would avoid their doom of
vcugcancc, wc must not tread their j.-xth ot'
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A Dove Dvinij or Broken IIeaut.-A gentleman
of this city wl"> has a dove cot at his
residence at the West End, relates the follow
ing incident as having oecurrcd last week.?
In the eot worn afcmalodovo and two squabs
The male squab having died, the eldest (!"vt |
drove from his nest his female mate, and pro- 1
moted to his bed and board the young female
dove. Finally. upon one occasion, when the
female appeared at tho door of the cot, the j
male .sallied out. pocked at her and drove her
away. The persecuted mother (low down to
a pf ,'ch below, where, with her head under
her wing, she remained for a short time and
then fell suddenly to the ground. Tho inmates
of the houHC, who had witnessed the
proceeding, immediately went nut and ascertained
that the dove was dead, hut no wound
wan found to cause death. Possibly she died
of a broken heart, from the brutal treatment
of her fa lac and tiuklo mnta.?Hunion Traveller
Money.?Money is a queer institution.
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it uuya pvovcnoev, sausncs justice, and]
heals wounded honor. Everything resolves
itself into cash, from stock jobbing to buildiug
churches. Childhood craves pennies,
youth aspires to dimes, manhood i; swayed
by the mighty dollar. The blacksmith
sw'ukas the tl(*> lmvyov pleads for his
client, and the judge decides the question
for life and death for his salary. Money
makes tho man, therefore the man must
make money, if he would be respected by
tools ; or ihe eye of the world looks through
golden spectacles. It buyn .Brussels carpets,
laoe curtains, gilded cornices and nice
furniture, and build marble mansions. It
drives us to church in splondid eqiiipagcs,
and pays the rent of the best pew. It buys
tsilks and jewelry for my lady. It commands
the rospcct of gaping crowds and ensures
obsequiousattention. It enables us to
be charitable, to send bibles to the heathen,
nn<l wliiH'rt inrlir?nrw>n ??!!.!a
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tlic rugged sccncs of life, and spreads over
the rugged path of existence a velvet carpet
soft to our tread?the rudo scenes of
turmoil are encased in a gilt frame. It
bids care vanish, soothes the anguish of the
boil of sickness, stops short of nothing save
the grim destroyer, whose relentless hand
spares none, but levels all mortal distinction,
and teaches poor weak humanity that
it in but lust. Thus wealth pauses ou the
brink of eternity, the beggar and the millionaire
rest side by side beneath the sod,
to rise in equality to answer tho final summons.
A chat out west, who had been severely
aftlieted with palpitation of the heart.
nays he found iusiant relief by the Application
of another palpitating heart to tho part
effected. Quito another triumph of homcoopathy?"
like curca like."
" SAM, I have lout my watch overboard
?it liea in twenty foot of water. Is there
any way to gei it?" "Yc?," Ham,
divr-rji wayf-. '' (
Whisper a Blessing for Met
The shadows of twilight nro creeping,
Hofl over the brightness of day,
The flowers of the wildwood are weej ng,
Farewell to the buii's parting ray!
My spirit is wandering to thee, love,
In visions all gloriously bright!
Then whisper n blessing for mo, love,
A blessing, a kiss, and good nigliV.1
In lleavcn now the purosUrs hr? xtatflbg,
Like nngol oyes watching mo
And music t?ic lone heart beguiling. '
.Steals gently and low on m,r fur '
My spirit is smiling on theo, love,
And murmuring a song of delight!
Then whisper n blessing for me, lovo,
A blessing, a kiss, and goodnight!
Young voices in earnest tones blending,
Kise clear through tho still evening air,
And angels their pinions are bending.
To catch the low breathing of imiyer!
Mv snirit is nravin?r Cm- iln><? Invn
ilotivon clot lie nil thy pathway in light!
Then whisper a Messing for mo, love,
A blessing, u kiss, and good night!
Things iu Washington.
The Washington correspondent of the
Pennsylvanian furnishes tho following readable
Among tho institutions of Washington, is
a class of fimialo "diplomatists," "intriguers"
politicians" or " nflice beggars," as you
may please to style them, which as a class,
cannot bo paralleled in (ho world. These
women nrn t'onff.-illv ?i.~
?- wvlv,,n vi HI iiiu
fullest souse of tho torni. No little feminine
scruples ninong then); no blush of modesty
ever comes between them and success, but
they "go in to win," on tho principle that
"When ix woman will, she will,
You may depend on't;
And when she won't, sho won't,
So there's the end on 't."
A few days ago, 0110 of these aro.v/.ons arrived
here, to sccuro a position for u son, who
tfi inlmriK nil llm <V?>
- - v. .v ...a VUV IVylUUIIIIC UdllO
which his mothor lacked. True to the priuciplcs
of her class, she wont to work, If she
caught a glimpse of a Cabinet olliccr, she hail
eil him. It she met a Senator, she buttonholed
him ; and if she came in contact with a
poor " member'' only, she collared him. All
were alike attacked, and hud to suffcK tho infliction
of a vomnn'tj tongue for a half hour
at least.?llcaveus! what misery! Even the
President was not safe; and rumor has it
that the war was carried into his smn?tnivi
ami that tlu statesman of half a century, had
to quail before the modern Xatilipjv$. At
last, in the course of events, sho n?i?fc? distinguished
Senator from n Now England
State, who has atonguoof his own,ami knows
how to uso it. Iler battery was at once
opened. Round shots, bombs, shells, cannister,
slugs, grape and " R. R." were poured
imo the dignitary without mercy, and without
oven a pause for breath. When the had
literally "gin out," as Sam Slick would say,
the Senator asked if her son was with her.*
She replied by calling Spoony to her, who
came, like a "Soueers" bov for his "nmlansnft
and brimstono," and was duly presented.
" la this the young man whom you want
appointed?" asked the Senator.
" Yos, sir," the mother replied ; "and Oh!
sir, bo's set bis heart upon it, and it will be
a great disappointment, and 1 hope"? ,
" pardon, nindam, but did you say you
wanted lain to enter the army?"
" Yes, sir, tlie Dragoons if you please."
" Welt, mudain, my intluence is not great,
but I will endeavor to serve you if you will
iLllont !i Kiiorronl ii n> rJ'miiin "
" Oh ! with pleasure, sir : you are so very
" Then, liuvlitm, from what I see of yourself
and son, allow mo to recommend that
you apply for the coin mission in the dragoons
and that your son be sent back to servo with
tlie home infantry. I a n sure the country
would gain by the change."
Xantippe glowed and swelled, but before
she had time to explode the Senator was
There is an English lady now in this ci'y,
whoso dross, known in London as the "poas
ant costume," has caused quite a stir among
tho fashionables. The dress consists of a red
and blank striped potticoat, descending within
six inches of tho ? Ct, ovef which is worn
a dress of the usual length, but iooped up to
tho height of tho skirt. A " cTrcaduought"
overcoat with gilt buttons, serves to keep out
the coal ami dump; while a straw hatqdj'ocus
the head, ami real, genuine long-loggo-l hoots
protect the foot. I do not think tho dross
very neat or pretty, but it is novel, and that
is something. It is considered an improve
ment on tho Bloomer costume. In all tho
mini of a Washington winter, it is a much
better dross than tho street swooping machines
which so long prevailed.
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Stumi'J'.R.?The Louisa Eagle is responsible
for the following fish talc:
Our friend, J. 1). W. told us an incident
which happened while he was travelling up
the Alabama river, lie said that some of
the boat-hands had a "sot hook" tied to
the side of tho steamer near the wheel, with
a hook tli.it *<?ulil vvci^h about four pounds.
They had not gone far (up stream) before
they found she was going down stream, tho
engineer, the while, having on a "full head"
of steam; still tho hoat went down stream.
Therefore, the captain coneluded it was
impossible to try to run farther, so he ran
tho boat ashore. Reaching the shore, they
found the cause of tho steamer's running
down stream. There was ouo of the largest
Cat-fhh he ever saw hung to a hook, who
r..?o im jjuii nn; uuat iruill snOl'C.
THo captain and hands started in search of
help, and found sixteen ),ok,)of oxen, which
they fastened to the lish and was dragging
him ont; hut they stalled two or three
times before he came out. When they did
get him ont of the water. tb?y cut him
open, and found a meeting house and a
preacher, located as nice as a man juet married.
He says his friend Compton has
hoard the same man proaoh a thousand
times?in tho fish !!
".Tohn, can you tell mo tho difference
between attraction of gravitation and attraction
of cohesion ?" " Yen, air; attraction
of gravitation pulls a drunken man to
the ground, and tho attraction of ftohesion
nravanhlu <y/?m "
, b >h vt'y
A jkstkr in the Court of tfmncis I.
complained that a great lord threatened to
mnrder hiin. "If he does 80," ?ud the
king, " I will hang him in fivo minutes
after." " I wish yonr Majesty wonld hang
him five minutes before," Haid tho jester.
" Sambo, why are your legs like nn organ-grinder
V " T)unno; gub it up."?
" 'Cnae doy d^v exhibit. f> m^nk^y 'bout do
Mrs. Fanny Fern on the American Crisis.
Well, I nevor I No. Snakes and bracelets,
darned (as stockings aro darned, you
know) if I ever did. Moses and Aarou 1 So (
it's us?us, women, ladies?us, the delicious
little blue eyed tremblers, at whose tiny tootsioums
you gents have boon kneeling tor nobody
knows how long?it's us who havo been
and done it, and got you all into debt., and
stopped your bank, and niado your bills good
for nothing but to light the beastly cigars
you've got on tick?ain't that the word ? By
1 t i '1 tl si IIII11 tho inSaAlmvtAiiu nrnliin Hon Pn.
pid, Hint's what you've concludcd to come to. 1
is it ? And you call youreclvos men 1 If I
could blush, I'd blush for you ; but I calculato
it wouldn't do no moro good than emptying ;
my tenpofc into tho nlmignty Niiigarn. ,
And what have wo poor timid slnvof. been
doing, if it pleftso my lords and masters of
iuu ? itanvw iu uurui y. JUUl? utf null*'UUT UFIIUUN
anyhow. What? Buying too ninny robes
and spending too much in jewelry, and perfumes,
and soap, and gloves, and flowers,and
slippers for our dear little trotters. Thoso
are the things which you arc not ashamed to
throw into our faces. (Jrant mo patience,
gracious Jupiter 1 while I write such matters
down. Why, a rightmiiided man, not to say
American, would down upon hi? marrowbones
to his wife, and liumtdy thank her for
having at nil events, got some pleasure out
of money while it lasted. And sho, if slio
was a dear, warm, kind, affectionate, sweet,
good darling little rib as we all arc till you
make us more t'other,) would say to him,
shaking her lovely curls over his lace, Sain, j
or Bill, or Alelbiades, us the cuso might be,
I forgive you and I don't know?I say I don't
know, but if ho looked very penitent indeed,
and was a handsonio fellow-?I don't know,
but she might, just?there, it's out, give him
a kiss?ah, and a goocl ono, too?not one of
the touches that wouldn't make a dewdrop
absquatulate from a rose-leaf, but ono as if
she meant it. Hut tho notion of a husband
charging his ruin upon ono of those angels,
who, in the disguise of wives, float about
vour homes, and till tho air with essence of
j Paradise?well there 1
In course it's all our doing, too. No little
w.nv yj I UAUHlilUUIIKV "" } ?U1' SIUC Ul UIO Ulble.
Nothing about poker, or any other little
game. Nothing about racing, or bets on
horses to be sent over to England, to have
their hearts broken by the cheating of John
Bull's jockeys, or to be poisoned by dukes
and marquises, for fear the Stars and tho
Stripes should bang the Old Country on its
own turf. No oysters and port wine, and
such like, moukeying tho arisloc'ats bf Britain.
No chests of cigars, big as umbrellas.
No glim-tickler's, and neck-twisters, and brandysmashesand
bull's milk, aud tongue scrapers
; nor any other of your nasty excuses
lor liquoring; when you're ashamed to call
nut, like frco citizens of the noblest empire
in the world, for what you really mean. No
opera-boxes, that ain't always filled with
your own wives, but arc aomotimcs sent as
presents to somebody elso's?samo remark as
to shawls and trinkets, my masters. Oh, no!
nothing of ull this. Ask about these tilings,
and ho lords of creation arc as mute as a
doad nigger in a coal-holo. 15ut there's something
in all this girls, notwithstanding. I
swear it, by the memory of St. Washington.
But como, girls, up-and be doing! If we've
done the mischief, (and m y lords say so, am'
therefore, of course, it must ho no,) wo must ,
repair it. We'll have u good time.
Bi.rssed to Give.?The sun in tho heaven
scatters abroad its beams. The fouutain
sends forth its life-giving waters. The earth
teems with its various productions. The
birds sine for our rdoasure. Mun ?hmib1 I
copy the extimplo, ami live for the good of
others. He is the happiest who does most to
make others happy. Experience verifies the
words of our Savior, " It is more blessed to
give than to receive."
Green Oi.d Age.?An English paper publishes
the marriage of a couple, respectively
eighty-three and eighty-two years old, and
says : "Wo have often met with the expression,
'a green old ago,' but have never seen
so striking an example of such a state as this
must have been."
Tuf.ue is nothing purer than honesty; nothing
warmer than love ; nothing richer than
wiiiHnm nnlliinir Kri<rl>t<>c ..???.
I n nviui?g
more stca<;:ft?t than faith.
A minister, whoimo i'CTOivcd n n.mnbo?Of
calls, and could scarcely decide which mm?
the best, asked tho advice froin a faithful old
African servant, who replied: " Mastor, go
where is the most devil."
As Irish servant observing his miafrnea
feeding u pot feinalocanarv, asked "how long
it took tlioin craters to hatch?" "Thrco
weeks," was the reply. "Och, suro, that ia
the same as any fowl, oxccpt a pig."
A CLEnnYMAN was walking out one (lay
and passed two littlo boys, ono of whom made
a how. As ho walked away, ho heard tho
following amusing conversation ; " Why,
John, didn't you know that was Parson May?"
"Of course I did." "Why didn't you niako
a bow?" "Why, mother don't belong to his
A baiupf who had been urdorod bv Ladv
Hard wick to procuro p how of tho brood and
nizc she particularly described to him, came
one day into tho dining-room, whon full of
company, proclaiming, with a burst of joy lie
could r.ot supprosH: "I havobccn atKovston
Fair, my lady, and got a sow exactly of your
ladyship's size." ^
Definitions from a new school book :
"John, .what's a bakery?" "A place
where thoy bako, sir." 'MVhat'? a brew^1?v
v" ^ a > < 'a?.
. J IUUV T? uwt K> Vi'CJf WIUW. ?"
"What's a gallery?" " Ti hi?-a plaeo
whore there is gals !"
Lord Chesterfield heard it remarked,
that man is the only creature that is endowed
with the power of laughter. "True,"
said the earl, "and you may add, perhaps,?
that he is tho only creature that deserves
to be laughed at."
A young lady lately appeared in male
attire at St. Lutus; and ono of'tho editors
nays that her disguise was so perfect that
she might havo passed for a man, had ?he
a little more modttly. ^Yhat ft stupid fellow
that editor must be,
A Yankee made a hot with a Dutchman
that ho could Bwallow him. The
Dutchman lay down upon the tablo and tho
Yankee, taking his ble toe in his mouth.
tiippcd U severely. " t)h, you arc biting
mo," roared tho Ontohman. " Why, you
old fool," said tlio Yankee, "did you think
I rraa going to swallow yo\j whole ?"
Tim good hvpi*, the tender feeling, and
f,ho pleasant deposition, ma,it*' toV?,
(tin) <nm?h!tlll (MfAH'O'IiM'h
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Quick-WittkI).?Willis, in his letters
from "Idlewild," tolls the following:
Dull-witted, tho pooplo of this region
certainly nvo not, if one may judge by their
children. A little way back among tho
hills, we had ridden up to a very secluded
farm-house; and, while my friend was making
some inquiry, I opened conversation
with a little, puny-looking chap, of eight or
ten years of ago, who sat astride a log, dis
embowelliug a gray e tirrfel. A younger
sister nat nlao astride tne log, facing mm,
and still a younger ouo looked ou from a
littlo distance. As he took no notice of our
approach, but went oil, sproadiog tho skin
out to nail it on the log, I was compelled
to force myself upon his polite attention.
"Where did you get that squirrel, my
"Shot him," he said, without looking up.
"And what arc you going to do with the
skin f" '
"But," said I, "why not make a fur
glove of iL'/ There arc four legs for your
four fintwrs, and then yon can run your
thumb out at the mouth and use those little
teeth to scratch your licad with."
The buy quickly put&er<#^ uj> b.is little
mouth, and cookcu his eyes sharply up to
tne, as, I sat high over his head, on liorscback.
"Suppose," said ho. "that vort iuatcome
ami scratch your head with it, first!"
By t ho hearty laugh of my friend the
blacksmith, I ww that I was not as triumphantly
facetious as I had oxpeoted.
Hut, it is only where hickory trees grow,
that a boy of eight or nine yours of ago, who
does not sec a stranger oive a year, would
think of measuring wit with any stray
horseman who may t ry to crack a joke upon
"NVe onco heard an old red-faced doctor
say, that ho never in his life knew a man
10 cue 01 ciruiKing. oomo puny tilings,
said ho, "die of learning to drink, but no
man ever dies of drinking."
Pleasant enough was the magnanimity
of the person, who, being reproached with
not having avenged hiuibclt of a caning,
said : " Sir, I never meddle with what
passes behind my back."
AVonn Twisting.?A New York pututor
challenged a sick man's vote, at tho recent
election, on the ground that he was an
HI Irrjnl voter. Probably it was the same
person who challenged a snuint-cycd voter,
because he wna not natural cycs-cd.
Tiik chief secret of comfort lies in not
suffering trifles to vex one and in prudently
cultivating an undergrowth of small
pleasures since very low great ones aro let
on long leases.
FIRST Di VISION, S. C. M.,)
Auiikvillk C. II., Jan ' >. 'MS. f
WM. M. HAPPEN hiving boon duly
appointed Aid-dc-Cnmp to Mi\|. Ocn.
A. M. Smith, with the rank of Major, will
ho obeyed and respected accordingly.
Ily order of Maj. Qon. A. M. Smith:
"NV. L. CALI10UN, Div. Adj't Clon.
.Tan 0. 1858 20 3_
Pendleton Female Sominary.
rililE EXKRCISKSof the above Institution
I :n i i < "'
win un rwumou on use nrst Aiomiay m
February. under the charge of Rov. T. L.
McliKYDE, 1). I>? and Miss M. C. PKLOT
in tho literary and scientific departments.?
The Music. department to bo .supplied. Miss
Pei.ot gives instruction in French, Wax \w>V,
Painting in Oil and Water Color*, Embroidery,
The healthfulness of its location ; its freedom
from sectarian influence; tho character
of its Teachers, and the intelligence of the
community, should recommend it to a share
in the public patronage.
P iiulleton, Jan 1, 185$ 25 4
Slate ol' South Carolina,
WIIEUEAS, H. A. Thompson,Commissioner in
Equity, linth applied to mo for letters of ndminlslrutiou
upon nil awl singular the personal
estate of Jas. Taylor, dee'd, late of the Stnto afore
said and district of IMckens: The kindred nnd
creditors of Hiiid deceased arc, therefore, cited
to appear boforc me, at Pickens (J. II., on "Wed
nosuayud March next, to shew caiiHO, if any
they can, why said lottcrs should not bogronle<i.
Given under my hand ami seal, 21st Jan. 1858.
_ _ W- J- PAKSONS, o.r.p.
Stutc ?i Suiiih i/iii'uSiaiil,
Rob't. Powell & wifo )
vs > Summons in Partition.
J. M. Black, et als. ' j
IT appearing to my satisfaction that .T. M.
1 Black and Z. Johns and wifo Niccy, parties
to this suit, reside without. t.li? llmlii
Htatc: It is, ordered therefore, that they do
appear nnd object to tlio division or Hale of tho
Heal Estate of Allen Dluck, deceased, within
threo months from the publication hereof, or
their consontto tho name will l>e entered ofrecord.
W. J. PA11SONS, o.p.o.
Ordinary's Office, Jan. 8, 1868 8m.
State of South Carolina,
IN OnniNARY CITATION.
WIIEREaS, Hob't. A. Thompson, Commissioner
inRquity, hath applied to me for
letters of administration, tie boni* non, upon nil
and singular the porsonal estate of Dnniel Alexander,
decoaacd, Into of the Stnto afora
said and district of Pickens: Tho kindred and
creditors of ssld dtjccasod arc, thoreforo, cited to
uppour Jioforo mo, nt Pickens C. H. on Wednesday
2 ltli February next, to shew causo, if Any they
can, why said letters should not bo granted.
Given under my hand and seal, 15th Jan. 1858.
W. .T. PARSONS, o.p.n.
T>Y virtue of aft. f?. to mo dirocted, I will sell
r? ?i.? / ??? " ..
wfui? iitv vmih iiuuso wiimn i no icpjfM
hours of finlo, on Saleday in February noxt, IOC
acre* of land more CT less, lying on branqiies of
LKtlt River adjoining lands of Ij. N. Robins,
J?. 11. Benaon and ofhars, lerlod on an tiM prop,
orty of Jno. llamniAtt, at ih? suit of I.. C. A W.
N. Craig. Term# ca?h.
W. J. GANTT, o.r.p.
Jan. 0, 1858 2ft U
LOTS FOB SALE.
T>ER80NS d#sh"Otu? of purchasing l/OTH IN
I TUP TOWN 6y V(ALUAlXA, Cftri have
,h?m ^ Ytftmsfol' .
y0v. i rt 14 T to A n
' V 'JfV.
. . - . #
rpilK ACADEMY at Pickens Court House*
1 will bo opened for tho reception of Students
on the 1st Monday in February, 1858,
under tho supervision of WA1. M. ifKATH,
Esc^.. who teaches tho l-<ngli$h Language in
all i(s various branches, and all tho highor
branches usually taught in Academics. Including
Latin, Greek and Mathematics, &o.
). ri. iiAuwi',
M. F. MITCHELL,
Z. C. PULL1AM,
M. M. NORTON.
Doc. 3. I357. 21 tf_
Pendleton Rail Eoad Company.
'1MIK Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth, Four1
teenth, and Fifteenth Instalments of ONK
DOLLAR each on tho .Stock of the Pendleton
? M: 1 ii :n ? l.i 11_..... .
rvtiiuoiiu vompiuij niu iiu |iiuiiuiu ??? iunun^ .
Eleventh Instalment on the l?t of August, 1857
Twelfth " " " Ootobo1- "
Thirteenth " " " December"
Fourteenth ' " " Feb'y, 18.~>8 '
Fifteenth " " " April "
\V. IF. 1). 0AIIJ,AltT>,
See. nnd Trens. Pendleton H. R. Co>..
I'emllcton, May.25, 18f>7 40 M
OV nil kind#, manufactured by Kn?lcy <fc Davis,
Huporior for their exactness and du
rability, and already painted and glazed,
with the bent American and Frcneh Window
Glass. Always on hand at Walhalla, and
tor sub; low by JOHN KltUSK.
BE V f,1, E U E <>.711? AIVY.
Pure Zinc and American White Lead, for
which tho highest premium was awarded at
tho World's Fair, N. Y. Sale Agents for
South Carolina, Carmalt & Ibigga, in Charleston.
For sale at Walhalla by
Raw find Hoiled LiuHCCtl Oil, Spirits Tnrnontino,
Putty, nil kinds of Paints, dry ana ?!ho
ground in Uil; (JIuo, Paint lirnshcs, and ^
nil articles in this line. i'or sulc, at tho lowest
ligure for cash, l>y
Walhalla, Feb. 12, 1857 31 tf
I JEWELRY, GOLD & SILVER.
f i.i & xr t? nficn.it*
j i'j t\ D i r.. i< ifM. i i r_.oojcj.tt>
Walliulla, M. C'.,
UAS just now returned from New York with
a large find beautiful assortment of
(Roth GOLD and SILVER.) Clocks, MupicRoxo>?.
Combs, Brushes, Funcy Articles, Perfumery,
Soups, Gold Pens, ctc.; all of which has been
bought for CASH, and which he offers for wnlo
on the moat accommodating tonne.
S>3T He also REPAIRS WATCHES and othnI*
iti*tSn1i?u itt liiu linr* iivifl unlii>ita (ln> itittvAmwro
of tlio public. His stnnd is near tlic public
square, nt Wnlhnlln, S. 0.
Dcc. 15, i er?r? 24 ?f
j. vr. Nonius, Jit. j. \v. iiaiikisox. z. c. iti.mam.
NOR1US .H A KR I SON & PULLlAMr
Attorneys nt Liiw,
WII.L attend promptly .to nil In Mncps entrusted
to'their curc. Mr. Pci.i.iam cun nl- ?,
ways be found in tlio Office.
OI'FICF. AT PICKENS C. II.. S. C.
Sept. C, 185?) 9 tf
\V. K. KABUtV. I8AAO WIQKLIFVB.
EASLEY & WICKLIFFE,
Attorney* at Law,
\jr"iriT.T. attend punctuivUy to nil business cnT
trusted to their ?caro in the District*
comprising the Western Circuit.
OFFICE AT PICKENS C. II., S. C.
Sept. 25, 1855 13 tf
The Stale of Kouflt Carolina,
Jonas Phillips, Jr. "J
vs V Summons in 1'nrtition.
Henry GiwaVfty, ct uls J
1T Appearing to my satisfaction that John Ons1
nw:iy, Jiimes Guiawny, Kuchol Gosnwny, Ira
Gusawsy, Will' mi Gasnwayf Jeremiah Sutton
mm wi 10 oaru.i. .vcalov (iasaway, Dryant Dandy
nnd wife l'huebo, Nathan Phillips nrd wife
Mahala, I'M ward Williams and wife Mary, reside
beyond the liniita of thisStnioi It is ordered,
therefore, that the said alment parties beforo
uamed do appear in iny oflice at Pickens 0.
It., cithfir personally or by attorney, and object
to tho division or aalo of the Real Kstato of
Ilcnry jGasavrfty, deceased, within three month*
from the publication honof, or their consent to
the snmo will be entered of record.
W. J. PARSONS, o.r. n.
Ordinary's Office, Nov. 7, 3m
rPJlK undersigned aro now prepared to fill or1
dera for LUMHKR of all kinds, at their Mill
on (,'conco Creek, uoven miles north-ene* of Wallia'.ln.
Lumber will be doliveied if U is desired
by the purchaser. Our terms will be mnde <iccommodating,
And wo rd!"bcctfrilly solicit the patroungo
of tho public. JAMES GEOKQE,
M. V. MtTOIIELJ/,
Feb. iu, l Mi .81 4. \. twVWni-.h'Cr,.
A FINAL Settlement of tho Kstalo of
n.-i.' .? J 1 M? .
-i m jL/uitiei uwjHir, UBOPIWOtl, Will l>6 lUtlflO
beforo the Ordinary, at Pickons C. II., on
Friday tho 28th day of January noxt, All
SicrBonH indnbtcti to Haid Kntato must coma
orward and pay up, and thoso having de?
mauds will render them in legally nttcatei
by that timo.
JRRKMIAII TRAINUM., ,-dm'iv
Oct. 19, 1857 15 '
LOOK OUT !
O A E. W. 11IUVWM HVA -YI1KT BWPlVlV/Jp
1,000 SitckK of Sail in Houmlcss hnga.,
Urge lot of OROCEIKIKS of all kind.,
vi* : Sugar, Coffee, Iron, fincon, &c., &c.,care*fally
selected for tho Fall Trade.
5,000 IbR, Uaoon Sides, ftO coils Rope, 10 bale*
Hugging, Lentlior and llucset llrognnn, It Aline
article* in Hf.rdware, Shotela,. &c.
Call at tho old land, at ANDERSON COU^T
HOUSE. B. C.. and we'll do wlmt n r?<*?>? ?
8. & K. W. lift OWN.
Soft. 20, I860 if
AT.T< poreouB interested will take notico
that a final settlement of the Estato of
M?\j. Jamfc* McKinnoy, decoascrt, will be
l mii'dft h^ft?rn tlw Ori'.!nn>-v l'""!""* n lr
^ ^ M (unviio V? lA*f
onFridaT^^SOthaRyof March next. Ti.oso
indobtod to sa?u Estate nuwtmako payment
and those haying dotnwu?? ,W>11 render thorn
in legally nUoHtod by thai time, aa I will nob . *
bo rcsponMhlo m^Jon^.
</ imitio juvjuimvumjin, Adm't ?
Poo 24, 1857 _ 24 3m
; ^ DR. ? W. GREEN ~$:}Oi'FERK
hi* ^Professional Mrtfoe* to the oltJi
zciir of lV^n.? District, itt tho practicc of
Me<)iciftn in it" vnri^n*
! *ay *h?5 wv.
1 rracljcj, Offl' c in his fAptYi f-i, tfiffr