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b.iom the N' Picayune, Alarch 10.]
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS.
By the annexed letter from Col. Curtis,
commanding at Camargo, it will be -seen
that a call for a large number of volunteers
is to be made for the defence of the Rio
Grande. We have no time for comment.
IIEADQUARTERS, (Camargo,) March2,1847.
Sir:-I send an ollicer to Headquarters,
at Washington, making a requisition on
the President of the UniLed States for fifty
thousand six months volunteers. 1l1 com.
munication has for several days been cut
of between this place and the army above,
a rnd I see no tdullate relief this side of
New-Orleans. I request YOU, therefore,
to cal out ten thousand mnen of this characa
ter of troops, and I anticipate they will be
recogized under the call of tile President.
As fast any considerable force can be
'accumulated, let theml be forwarded-to Bra
zos San1tiago. All troops, as far as prac
ticable, shonld be armed before leaving te
United Slates, and thle officers comman
ding1 companies shoun take in charge a-n.
unition enough to dirst te, iln case of
emberguert, fory rouids at least.
Very respectlly, your obedient servant,
SAMUEL n . CUlTIS, Col. Com'g.
To the Gpoernor of Louisiana.
from the St. Louis Republican, March'9.]
FRCOM NEW MEXICO.
INDE PE NDENCE, INARCH 1, 1847.
Iawvene wo dlcommnincate toyotuagi,
from Santa Fe, but it is ofra diferent char
acter from any heretofore given. Mr. Mil
ler, of Saline county, and Mr. offman, of
Baltiodre, alnd some others, are just in,
havi left Santai Fe on tle w3th of Jnuia
ry- The twenty arrestedl fin suispicioin
were released, and all apprehensions seem
ed to be quieted, when ur informant left.
After they befha progressed somne few dlays
on their route, they were overtaken by
some mlenl, who told themn of an insuirrec
Lion about to take place. or just then going
on, at Taos. They placed ia little relianc
Ol the report, until overtaken by Mr. Lul -
cien Maxwell and ai Spaniard, Who th tad
been i thie employ f E. Leilendsirfer. m
Maxwell, Who had a fatir, was fortunii ately I
apprised oftheir movements, andwi escaped
by fleeing the tile mountains. All his stock
ild been taken. Through the Spaniard,
upon whom reliance can be placed, and
Ao who had also to fleo for his life, we learn
that Glv. Charles Bent, hlo went upl to
Taos a few days befire, to look after his
faro, near oun, hise killed, as well us
Stephen Le. then ctinetg sheriff. (who had
a day or so before imprionted some s-til
Posed insirrectinists f Grn. Ellit, Lees,
Hlenry Leal, in ta the Americans il the
nlace, staippiing them and their families f
all they ha1d on7 earth, and killin1g also all
Spaiards at all favorable to te A ericans,
the chiefalcable Iaos being oe dfthem. t
rhis occurred on Tinuay, tihe 1th11. oin
Wedniesday it was their determination to
attack Mr. Miller's party and wa11ns; bit
in this they filted the, by travelling ifty
miles a day. Onl that day they attaked
Turley' distillery, in the valley of Tavs
Tuirley, With eight mn, dlefended himself
for two days, havin)g a kind tof brenstwtrk
thrown pill around his establishment. i
A'ot the comecmet Coilp ttisl' tec isec
tieon te al d il endeofT ssntwrdt doni jto
thle afad ofVso the Icopti ir movements,
atd wietra tim i tjin them.c i ae wofaii
extrebuty senti annexrs ameitlv tho
guia r, as o e mob a h ii ere ompailsed o f i'
thi e lofw edsrbe'nc woeeir a
ryngoto the Pueb a indian killas andh
re-cy t astt re indtnlit take sioniof
.o'ne n there no ong no ssrsaF~
I eew ' .Millersandenl inan pay tha the i in
metly aoulfou humired efetv men in~ upn
gle down li ito Dnithak and o f j roe
thiey i~ can otind anyd.ptotenegbr
inrons, an ine fc af' proailiy ohwiti not
beibetore he wsend n rh heseve thers Ie. The
lvfor intoth inpltedo as tohe blockrhosiesg
~* nilall ho iishedi wchof rnde itiril asei
bleefor the toop o Ccittisol. naF
to . rertu ton wif tirt sic nse of anli
extremity. Miler cannI ara i nfmn ithen
E'quare ilw andi arowi a badr isiution
trom efrenti (lsev I bnice i
hi A t t5he mob hadnofal atakedTas and
Thurley iftl a hi inten(in toi tae omei
Itovnmenti i r waonIst ebng ino Santai le
nwi c supins We Mewsc wa Jecie M
ther wih Mr.' Mie cTmAN They ALm
--Leraining sack an oteri% property
whinc, hay coutrld ind. h cs i al'r
Co! l.u foriha thad sllepresetatn sd
goonqurl;st, ad aftier a few easiyit btae
icrig n eh was tefarcuh downe sigiint
ly ar'note intareroran toe srrallnte
anllhs e c tof&o od a b e
nillinaries in the world cmnisltdaited illto
Ine, andt is in fule.xercise lit'iiles.
Victory! Victory !
.. I r
ELATER PRO12 THE BRA
GOOD NEWS FROM GEN. TAYLOR. r
Battle between Gen. Taylor and Santa
Anna-Rctreat of the former to Mon
tercy-Anothri' Battle in. which Santa
Anna was defeated with the loss of 5000
-Gen. Taylor's loss I100. .I
The schr. William C. Preston arrived
yesterday from Brazos, from which place
she sailed on the afternoon of the 10i
inst. The ews fronm Gen. Taylor, brought
by this vessel, is most cheering. The in
tense anxiety createdi arnong our citizens
by the Mainy alarinitig rumors which live
circulated thrnough the country, relieved it
self last evening in one universal express.
ion of joy and proul confid(ence in thie sin
perlority tif American vanlor. Altihmugh
these reports are still vague amin indlefinite,
enough can be galthered froin them to give
every assurance that Gen. Taylor has whip.
ped Santa Anna.
From Capt. Brown, a passenger on the t
Wmll. C. Preston, we gather tihe loilliwing
particulars of tihe reports most generally
received at the 1hazos:
Geni, Taylor was attacke(l by Santa An.
na at Agua Nueva, and after a sharp battle,
rell back, in good order, to the vicinity of
Saltillo. Here lie was again attackei by
Santa Annaandil asharp eingaigenentensued q
is which Gen. Taylor was victorious. Corn.
inning his retreat in good nirier, Gen.
Faylor fell back to Mointery, where he ar
ived in safety. 8-ifely entrenched here,
nl lininliog .4anta Anna woul not attack
in, Gen. Taylor sallied out against Sanita
Akinnat and Lave him hattle. A lning and
;evere conflict ensned, which terminated
nt the total defeatt of Santa Annna with a d
very heavy loss. The loss is reported to
>e between four and live lthotusand. This
nav be an exaiggeration , bit when it is
tontsiderel that Gen. Taylor innd tivenny
ieces of flying' artillery, sipleninlidlly oflicer.
mu aind managed, we- ven-ture the opinion
.hnt i1hC loss has been very heavy.
Capt. Brown states that all the poinnts on
lie Ritt Grane tire in hoirly anlprehension
if being attacked by tine Mexicains. At
.amargo, especially the number cif M exi.
:nins hanging aboutnt the outskirtz of the
nn1 had created cinsiderable anixiety ani
igi lance among our troops. 'Ihere were
ahout 1200 tronps at Caimargo.
Capin Ilick s, whne Co nanmmandnens tihe steam.
mfat Wnrren, in thegnvernment employ oni
lie lin Grande, cae pissenger iii the Win.
a. Prestn, ntd gives the folliowinug .norren- a'
mralive informatiiO. Capt. If. brings in
elligence froin Camargo to tihe 5th inst.,
t which place infornationI had been re
civeil froin a Me.xicain who had jut i ar
ived froin the interior, that a coinnsion hadnil
aken plhce at Beuninn Vista, Salilho and c
bLnterey, between the forces of Sintad ii
inna (nymberinig some 23,000) aind those a
f Gen. Taylor, t
The con ilict was mtubborn anl sangininary
monmath sides, the eniny silfering i ntieasu
ab~ly; I.tut Gen. Tayliar ntaing himnself ton
tnly pn essedl on all sinkes, by a fonrce
rthy eninmbennnlring htis, retired before t
heunmy ini good ordier, anid madne gooid t
ins retreat to Moniterey, spnikinng six pieces
a iI rnalnce, inde leav intg att $n,,itIn, seie
30,000 rat ions, wieb n ha e llen I i inn to tine
mniey's hnd ts. Th'lin ' erent engalgn.
inentis iinar sid. to have occuinpiedi the spc
>f three dayis, Thie enenmy folhowed! a
-nlmsehy unpn Gen. Taeylnor's rnetreat until be a
nrrived nat M onterty, whnere thne battle wvas
sin'ewe id, ontn foreces ginin ng a elh-cied e aed
anntage nurin: thne enteney fonrcinng him to
riecii iately ret re, whlen Gan. Tiayleor i
ith an battery tif lying artillery ain'd a h
iqnadronn of dramngens n pessed them cii armninly j
mmine-, creaiting suchn immuneinse hamvisc in
,heijr roiutedl cohinnns thnat tint sahintin ae re
nresentend to have bet. n riddnii over in piles
'thr ee dheep.'" l
The tenemny wa's ptnrsuned for 18 mniles min
lie Sillen roadi, hnavinig suneredl in aill h,
eingen.enlts ton thn emunt ofC 5000J kilb-de,
ontleed aindl ntis-ing. G en. Tiaylot"'s loss
is saniud to lie 11i00.-At the lanst adivices,
sintan Ainina is saidl tin have been endeaemvor-|
ig to rally is f'rce's for annoiher der-pjer-|
nte nmnslnughtt, wvhile Urrea hadl faillein in' t
Gein. T1y,re's rar, near Patssa Victniria, a
wvithn 8000 canvalry andi inn irregular force tof
rainchIereas, fomr the punr peese of inmthding re-.
nnhorcenin-ntis nand cutting offnall comnnni-i
ran in e it w een Mo t nter cy andt Ca manrgo n
Gen. Tanylor is cndenntnt that lhe ran min.r
tin h nis ponsitiout n unitii adtequannte assistan nce
.Thne following letters from very atihen
Iinc sounrce~s, iare thei onnly tines we receivedl
b~ tine Wmin. C. Ptrestin:
MouTH OF THEi Rio GRIANDEK,
E~ds. Delta-Undler prese~nt circnnmstan
ces yioi will be ext remtely ianixiotns tno k now
Line rumorns froumt this qunarter. I wish 1
coinld inysel f n ac ertai in tine truth, whItich,.
amnenni tine lhounsatnd lies that anre circulan
tiing, is like a grnin of whenat in a bushl of
Our wholne line of coimmnnication hins
heen ihreatenedt by Sanitta Anina'soeverwhbet
miing fonrce for soimetimne past, aind conlumnnns
arne cnnstaenitly in rmotiotn thlreatenintg ani at
tack on ourn detpots. Ase laite as 4 o'clock
thnis morinig the. acconitns freom MIaltamor. r
os are eholonro is ineed-e, a tnt atn attack is ex
pe-cied ev'ery melnt.
Ileiavy fining wiasg hnearnl last night at Mn.F
lainmoros, sid to lie a sa Intoe n actcmounit tla
nictnory gainedn by Gen. Taylor over the
Mexicanr. at Cinaanl Vita, 20 mles this
ide of Satillo. The fight id said ti luaV
isted three dvs. The Mexican .4ss 1I
ut down at 5000, and the Almlerican losi
t 1100. 1 have just seen a letter from i
lermain at Matamoros, who confirms th<
I put some confidence in the report, a
t corresponidi with Mexican rumors cur
ent for some days past.
I must aidl thit up to our very lates
aotes from Camatrgo there had been noth
rg heard froom Gen. Taylor since the223
ebruary. Since that time an communica
ions iad been cut off with Camargo, as th
rave old man was completely surrounded
knew, of course, GA. T. Would do th
country honoir, but such glorious result
a are now reported may be considered mi
aculous; and while I believe them in par
re must wait further official intelligence.
MoUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE.
March 10, 1847.
Eds. Delta.-A private express reachei
ipre this morning with the news, or repor
hat Gen. Taylor haid 1 efeated San Alma
nildriven him back i Saltillo-killing 4001
lexicans. The newsis probably correc
8 fur as regards Santa Anna's defeat, bin
he umumber of killed may be exaggerated
Ve heard firing at Matamoras yesterdai
fternoon, and it was donthtless upon ti
rrival of the steamer Brownsville's new
-now hourly expected at this place. Th
xpress came dlown by land, anti in half til
ine it would t-ke a boat; we have conse
Ientily nothing official. The person whi
rought the news has so jumbled it ip tha
ii hard get at the correct result. Ofm
hing, however, you may be certain; Gen
irylor has defeated Santa Anna. But a
iat sacriice, of course, we cannot pre.
I will send you all the particulars by thi
chooner D. Coffin or Onslow, to leave to
ay, should the Brownville reach here ir
mie. Yours, S.
SUMITLRVILLK, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1847.
AGENTS FOR THE BANNER.
Mcssne. DELonmz & Wn:ITa, Suaterville, S. C
T. W. Pzaces, EQ., Camden, S. C.
The office of "TIlE BANNER" is removed to
ie new building next to the lot of Mr. Jabsts H
AMOiAN, on mime Stateburg Road.
:rA ny business connected with the office will b(
tenileal to at the office lately occupitd by Mr. JAS
Communications on biiness, for The
anier, must be addlressed to W. J. Fran
s, the Proprietor, thoise coontaining read
g ma'ier must be addressed to F. 1M. Ad
rho, the Editor. Buth must be post-paid
1 mteet attenmtion.
Thte price of this article in the Charles
mn Market, foir the week eniding Friday
we 26th., varied from 93 4 to 1I 7 8 cent:
SUMTER SPRING COURT.
Thle Court omf Conmmn Pleas and Gener
I Session for Smute r District Eoummencr
s Sessions on Mionday the 20thm of March
is Ilinir, Judge Warhla w, presiding. im
ce first time in this District. Thue nium
er of cases on the Issue Docket is onmi
undred anmd thtirty- one; on the S'essiom
hocket, as tustan, they are numerous, ani
omne of them impoitant.
The new Solicitor, Col. Simeon Fair
lecued at the last session of the Legislal
lire, atuends this Court, as Solicitor of th<
Iiddle Circumit, in the performance of hi:
LAIL ROAD SUBSC:RIPTION BOOKS
Tihe subscription bo 'ks to the W ilming
on andl Manichester Rail Road are opel
tthis place, and an opportunity of sub
cribling is unow oiferedI to those desirou,
'(so dloing. CirizENs oF SUMTER Dus
-u cr,redeeu m your promnises made th~roug.
our delegates! Y E Rict M EN, Come Jor
vard no0w an d subscribe of your abundance
foursubscriptions noware absoltutelynemces
at y. Wilmington has not yet subIscribe
t300.000. Let Sumter then do her parn
omore is asked. Bot let that part b
y orthiy of Sumter. Let her seize the prize
uhijle it is yet within hier grasp.
)ESTITUTION OF VOLUNTEERS' FAMl]
For two or three weeks past, we hav
everail times heaird that comnsiderable mdes
itution and want prevail among some c
lie families of the Somler Voltunteere
tho hmave gone to the Mexican war. Suic
state of things ought not to exist.
In connexion wvith thia sub'ject, we re
nind our readers of tihe pubhlic meetin1
f the citizens of the District, held at ithi
lace on the 7th of December, 1846, f.o
elief "of the destitute familica of th
iolmunteers for the Mexican War," a
which Cant. JoHn BnADLtYv preide, n,
-Jo N . BnoWN#I t'.D, Esq.1ttcted as S3e
cretury, where, on -mtion of Col. Tuos.
J. WILDER, a preamb!e .and. resoliloni
were adopted, the latter of whici was
I Resolkpd, That a Committee he appoint.
- ee, consisting of the Captain of each Beal
Company in the District, to receive sub.
I seriptions for the support of tire destitute
- families of the Vulunteers for the Mexican
The Committee was dutl appointed iv
accordance with, -ind by virtue of, the
above Resolution; ani, in pursuance of it,
5 a list was immediately opened and. liberal
subscriptions forthwith obtained.
We did not hear at the time of the meet
, ing by whom these subscriptions were ob.
tained, or to what use they were put
whether any relief was afforded fir not.
Neither have we heard whether the. com
l mittee, appointed by virtue (if the resolu
tion, have obtained and collected any fur.
ther subscriptions. Whether they have or
have not, it seems to be time for thein to
t make some inquiries in to the actual state of
things,tosee, if, in any case,such destitution,
as is reported, prevails, and to do something
remedial and preventive. The people
have contributed to the relief of the Irish
in Ireland, a -thing highly commendable.
But let them not forget that we have Irish
at home, who need our assistance as much
its, and in our opinion even more than,
foreigners; and that our " Irish at home's
are our destitute citizens. Tie Irish and
"the Greeks are at our doors", as well as
in their own country. Theay deserve our
assistance, when it is necessary, as much
as any not of our own land ; and they de.
serve it more, because they are of us, and
their welfare contributes to our streng th.
The destitute family of a volunteer should
not suffer from actual want at home, while
we send our charity a broad..
CULTIVATION OF RICE.
We call the attention of our readers to
the articles on Rice, in this and th'e previ
ous number. This subject-is worhy of the
consideration of the planters and farmers of
Sumter, and of .te Statte, solely on ne.
count of the reflection, arising fgo'n the
following statement, that the crop of Rice
is a nourishitg and necessatry crop, and
,m such account, can be ma:le to equal, inl
amount and value, any of the other crops
nentioned, anad that its culhi va tion will pro'
duce a noneyed amount greater thnii that
now produced by the cultivation of Cotton.
The statement alluded to is from the letter
of the Secretary of the Treasury, of Dec.
10. 1846, giving the amountt of' the crops of
the United States, atd their vaine in the N.
York market on the 1st of December last,
anid is as follows:
Cotton, 760~.000 000 pounds, worth $73.50.000
Onts, I'79 528 60t0 hush-' " 69.54i7 41t1
Rice, 9J7.741.500 pound., " 3.786 483
Rar'e . 5 6'6 600) hush. . " 3.434.343
the. 2. 892 500 " " 2 t4tin.ail3
WV het, 1t7.20I280" " 121 Ott 891u
It'd. Corn, 459.ti6.900 " " 314 87I.820
I t must l'e rememnbered that these are'
only approximaatio~ns to the real quantity'
of cr'ips raised ; still, the force of otur re
flectiotn applies ; a ndl we recomnd the
stubject tot the consideration of our citi
A):ovUNT OF STOCK TAKEN IN TiIE W.& Mb.
We,1 y'esterdaty looked itve;r the Stock
Book'hich wa opented in this town foar
ihe WiiLaINOTOm AND MANCilES.TER RAIL,
RlOAD, and found that onie lhundredl and
thirty thtousanid, nine hur.dred dollars, had
been subscribed.- Wit. C'hron.
For the Banner.
SCATTERING OF MANURE.
While passing by fields, I have often
seen persons laboring very hard,. with un
stuitabile implements, such as boxes, cv
presseknees, &c., to scat ter manure. Bas
kets are more commonly used; but I have
found out a much eosier and faster way
tihan with the basket, and less expensive to
the farmer; and, therefore, I recommend it
through the columns of' youar ptaper.
T 'ake the sacks which you used in the fall
for gathering cotton, wvhich are nearly
worn out: convert them io aprons: give
'to each hand an apron oft suitable size:
and you will undoubtedly see a change al
.once. Another notabile thing in favor o1
the apron is, that it protects the clothet
e inst'ad oIf grating and rubbing them to
- pieces, as boxes, baskets, &e. do. I write
f the above, for the benefit of my frienda
,andl the public generally.
Yours, &c., Rlocxgy B.
WVe shall be glad to receive from omt
- farmer and planter friends in the District
.short, practical and useful agricultural
a communications; as it is from them onhy
r that such can be derived; and we -shall
e' publish them accordling to our ability.
tSuch are of use to the aigricultural comn
'I muinity.--ED. BAN.
O Satur i ,ehESt
waan -epropestjrof Ms. JoiiN. Fatsumsqk rg
Statioburg, was found dead inhis field. Tha
boing aick,a jury of Inquest wall sumoujued j
nearest juagistrate, whose' ret-rn . was, ., .
the Visitatidn of God."
HO NORA BLE ISBftojE
As a ruter of justiqe to -r. 3*1t.
M. PRINOLE, formerly eisg of 1119 tigfo
Volunteers, we publish therfollowikg .
ments. They ire also 0l interestij 'lie
District, as they give the namies f any
of our volunteers. -
Near Charleston, S. C. Dec. 15.4 1w8i
Mr. JAass Al. P6 (No LE, of iumte-b,#.
triet, and one of tihe original.membo 'or
"rhe Sumters," although -willing- and .de.
sirous to go with iiis Company int1he
Mexiean Camnpaign, was rejectedleca b-e
of inflammation of tIe,' lnngs -and Weak
of the chest, 'by Dr. AcCormark,.Inspeci-.
ing Surgeon of the United States Art*Y;
and the said JAMaES M, PRINGLE is hereby
honorably discharged from the Regiment.
By order of Col, J. P. DicKisNeoN,
Lt. Col. Commanding.
JAMES D. BLANDING,
CAMP HA YN.E,
Near Charleston. Dec. 15, 184.
We, the undersigned, Officers of :-The
Sumters," a Volunteer Company. this day
inspected and mustered into the service or
the United States, for the Mexican War,
willingly hear ustir testimony to tie manly
conduct of Mr.JA21Es M. PRINoLF. formerly
a menher of our Corps. Mr. P'ngle wyas
in ranks, ready for inspection, anm willing
to make an. honest effort to serve his coun
try, The Surgeon of the United States
Army, who accompanied the Inspection,
thoughet it his dty to object to Mr .Pringle
on account of his ill health. In our opin
ion, under the circumstances, Mr. Pringle
returns home as worthy of praise, as
though lie were with us, in the tenied field.
F. SUMTER, Captain.
A. C. SPArN, lit Lieut. ''The Sumters."
C. S. MFLLETT, 21 *
J. D. BLANDINO, 2.1
Tuts. M. BAKEa 0. Serg's.
M. J. M. MunRpIr, 3d Serg't.
Near CHARLEST ON S.C., 15,Dec. 1846.
The undersigned, members of '"The
Sumters," a volunt,-er company, this day
inspected and received into the serviceof
the Unitel States, for the war against
Mexico, in parting with this forries'friend
and f6llow sol!ier, who 'se proprity of
condict, from first to last, has won i-eIr
highest esteem, desire to certify to all in,
terested in the fate of our company, that
James M. Pringle is no longer one. of u;
not through lais town act, bitt from necessi.
y :-That he has always been anxious to
be with us, has discharged willintiy all Iis
riuties: that the insapector and aerompany.
ing Surgeon ohjerted *o Mr. P's accep.
tance on prutdotial grounds, because his
state of health would nut permit him :to
ruin the risk of a winter casmpa n .We
part from him with mingle~d (iai s. of
aegret and pleasure ; of regret, hee.suzs.
lie is a man of honor and spirit ; of plea'
uire, becanse we think it is bestfor A/na
not to go.
His Fellowv Soldiers: S. Sumter, T. Dl.
Glenn, .lsaes 3. Wilder, Laurel Rt. Spaun,
R obert S. RestIford, John 8. Brann~y.n C.
H. Mody R, M. Black, W. T. Notin,
Edw. W. Garretu, J. T- Grooms, Z- C,
Mixast, WV. J. Smith, 0. B. Rogers, R. E.
Vaughan, J. W. Nichols, John Ranisay,
R ichard Cain, J. L. Jenlnings, Johr C Due
hose, Geo~rge A te., R. S. Kolb, liljbes.
Gee, ThoamasGaner, P. P. F. GalhsaWe,
Robert D. McCoy, A. E. Wilder. E. HI.
Jonses, P. F. Graham, Rt. P~. Hiateil, 13.
Caughman, T'. J. Wilder, TI. Jones, L..&t
Coker, II. Colb, Joseph Carter, M. J~ .
Murphy, Stephen MI. Biovkin, John ~
Smith, A. F. Allen.
TIhe above is published by request.
EA TING BY Trun CAR .--A green 'or.
from Orange county determined to spend a
few weeks in New York, for the purpose
of seeing all the sights; and in order to
strike his acquaintance at home with a
proper idea of the greatness of his visit, lhe
took uip lodgings at the Astor House.
Wheni lie was ushaeied into dinner the
first dany, lie.wvas suirprisedh at tihe numbeg
of people wvhm sat downm I, as wveli as at the
vastness of the dining room. He was e
quamlly surprised to see that each man hads
ai printed account orf hsis dinner before him,.
and that each one, as 'he thought, eat accor~
ding to the direction. lie was quite huin.
gry-and ivell he might he, after wail
three hours ov'er him usual time-to he al.
tackedl the head of the hill with vigor aund
ate down as far as lie could, but he sooin
came to a stand. Just then the gentlemsin
oin his right requested the waiter to brinig
him some ('yster pie, which our greep hors
heard, and instantly referredg o the $st to
see iilhere it wias.
"What!" exclaimedf he, with astonish
ment, turning to his neighbor-"areyde
all the way down thare? WVhy, I have on.
ly got to rost beef, and I feel already as i(
I would burst.-Lin Courier.
A hMATERIAL Dsavtut.a.-A elergye
rian of a Country villauge deosiredl his clerk
to give notree that there would be'po sen
vice in the afternoosn, as he was 'going to
offciate for another clergyman,' The
clerk, as soon as the service wasended, cal
led out. 'I am (dcaired to give net'icc thia