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dbe o serious.
-' ~ ~ ~ wrii itau~u
Xshe' ate~ea.t a do*eep,.
iat;'zaiense me friends,
- I ad athintheir proper places;
A d04Aon fea should staf at home,
Widh 'hoerfal hea and smiling faceb,
wJV. cellaneouz Ittn.
a .confidential servant excessive.
lydevoted to his-interests,,but withal su.
perlatlyely Inquisitive. Having one day
eptrujted him with a letter, the Prince
w ed'is faithful valet from the window
ofhis apa-tmentband with some surprise
o ivehirr rea'ding the letter. 'On the
n d I.a simlar commission was confi.
dpd to the servant, and to the second let.
to6Ftss9ld6d a postscript couched in fol.
L*Ingiterms: "You may send a verbal
atiswei b$ the bearer; he is perfectly ao.
quaiited with the whole affair, having ta.
ken the precaution to read this previous
to #sdelvery.' Such a postscript must
have .e Mre effective than the sever.
'Ihe Covington People's Friend, does
up nlarriage notices, "joint resolutions,"
as it calls them, thus:
- MARKID-In Covington, on Wednes.
day, the 3d inst., by John Fields, Esq.,
Mr George Galloway to Miss Sally Ann
Ah hal George we've found you out at
labt. While collecting Bills, up town
youcoaxed old Lemuel's Gal-a-way to
the Fields, and married her, you did.
WW'll ublish you :in the paper for that,
-FarININE OCCUPATIN.-Tho Town
Clerks of Massachusetts, in making out
the census, find great difficulty in ascer.
taining the coupation of unmarried girls
and b6ys, as required by law, and one of
them writes to the Secretary thus: "My
voohbiulary is not extensive enough to ex.
piess in a singleword the occupation of
unmarried young ladies. Can't do better
than to set'it down-preparationfor mat
* HoNOR TO HIS MoTEiR.--cJoln,'
inqOred adominie of a hopeful pupil, 'what
'One Who makes nails,' said John.
'very good, What is a tailor?'
O'ne who makes tails.'
*Oh! you stupid fellow," said the domi.
uie iighis lips, 'a man who makes
a maivuster,' returned John, if, the tail
ordi hot rut tails to the coats he made,
they would be all jackets!'
.it dowvn, Johrt, you're an honor to
- "An old man," complains that boys
come to see his darters, but ay nothing
about marrying them-this he does not
lilie-he says, "gals must get husbands
wheni they are young, if over they get
them?" and therefore, "thosefellers who
have no notion of being married, no busi.
ness to take up the gals' time for nothing,
and thereby keep better boys away."
TOO SMART.--The other day, one of
widow B's. admirers was complaining of
the tooth ache. Mrs. B's, smart boy imme.
diately soe up-.
"Well Sir, why don't you do as ma
does? She takes her teeth out andl puts
'iem back whenever she wvants to."
A few minutes afterwards the boy wvas
whipped on some pretence or other.
A little girl meeting a countryman wvith
a load of slaughtered swine, dropped a
curtesy. The rustic laughed without re.
tiurning the civility, "What," said he, "do
you curtesy to dead hogs?"
"lNo; sir,"' replied the little miss, "I curt.
sled to the live one."
*No TrxE FOR QUARTERS.- \. High.
landbr, whose regiment havi..s oen sur.
rounded, had cut their way out with the
broad sword, with a loss of half their
number, being the last in retreating, was
stoppd by a forward Frenchman return.
ingrpm the pursuit, who charged with
hs bayonet, but soon finding the disad.
vantage of his weapon cried out "quarter!"
"Quarter ye?" said Donald, "py my
soul- I f nae time to quarter ye; maun
*e e'oententit to be cut in twa!" mak.
ing~ linid fly from his shoulders.
'n Iishmran came into possession of
five soyet igne, and not wishing to spend
tbpm, went to'apawnbroker's, and pawn.
ed them for ten shillings.
Why is a man without legsalike an oven
~ain?: Because there Is nothing to
.~,. Wi~I~vacheese like a jail? Because
tofind it uninhabited.
u ~ngy man lk. a bird's foot?
k plo like a unsmith's
t cntana ow in-pieces.
et i nostdbtlththe a monkatli
-fllowing convesation lae:
Husband Myddir ,I believe I
have rnade ever prearatioin for to-mor.
row. I have forgven all* iyt enemies,
and prayed for forylvenessof all my
sins, and I feel peiiectly calmnand resign
Ife-Well hudband, believe I a
ready for the sound of the trumpeto
Husband-Ii rejoiced toe har it.
But, my dear wife,ilh ave no doubt there
are many'little dometic secrets whibb
have been kept hidden from' ench other,
which, had theybeen known at the mhnee
thelir ooourrence,' 'night have produced
unpleasant feelings, but as we have bui
but one day more to live, let us unbosomr
ourselves freely to each other.
Wife-Well husband you are rIghti
there are some little- things that I nevei
told'you, and which I intended should .ro
main betreen me and iny God; but as we
have but-one day lef, I reckon it's' righ
to make a clean breast to each ,pther. I
am ready; you belgin, husbandwh
Husband--No, dear, you begin.
Wife-No, husband, you begin-..]
Husband-No; you know, my love,
Paul says husbands have a right to corn
mand their wives, I its your duty as
Christian woman to obey your husband
and the father of your children. So, be.
Wife-In the sight of God I reckon it'
right; so, I will tell you, dear husband, om
eldest son, William, is not your child.
Husband--Great God Mary! I neve,
dreamed of your being untrue to me! I
Wife (in tears)-Yes, God forgive me
it is true. I know that I did very wrong
and am very sorry for it; hut in an evi
hour I fell, and there's no help for it now.
Husband-William not mine! In the
name of God, whose child ishe
Wife-He's Mr. Graham's, the con
stahle. The Lord be near you poor wife
Husband---So, William ain't my child
Wife...Well, our daughter Mary, nar
ed after me, ain't your's neither.
Husband.--Salvation! Talk on Mary
---come right ut. Who's Mary's father
Wife---Mr. Gridier, the man that buil
the meeting house, and wvent to the lowe
Husband..-(resignedly)---Well, as ther<
is but one day more, I'll bear it; so, go on
if you have any thing else.
Wife---Well, there's our youngest
Husband. suppose Jemmy ain't mine!
Wife.--No, dear husband, Jemmy, tha
we both love so well, ain't your'n neither.
Husband...Merciful Lord! Is that So'
In the name of Heaven, whose is he?
Wife ---H is the one eyed shoemaker's
that lives at the forks of the roat.
Husband...Well, by Heavens!---Ga
briel, blow your horn! I WANT TO G(
CUaROSTIEs.-A plate of butter fron
the "cream of a joke."
The last contract with the "tradi
A small quantity of tar supposed t<
have been left where the Israelites pitch
ed their tents.
Trho original brush used in painting the
"signs of the times."
T1he apple of the "eve of faith."
A bucket of water frTom "all's well."
Some small coins in the "change of the
Tloo MucH OF A HIURRY.-A lad)
leaving New York a day or twvo ago, jus
as they weore raising the planik of the
steamboat, cried out to her husband
"Goodness, George, I must go back to thi
Astor H-ouse-I-'ve left my teeth in the
"Silence! keep silence in court!"~ said
an angry judge. "Hero wve have judgei
a dozen causes this morning, and 1 have
not hoard a word of one of them."
'Vat you makes dare? hastily inquired
a dutchman of his daughter, who wai
being kissed by her sweetheart very
clamorously: '0, not much, just court.
ing a little, dat's all.' 'Oho! dat's all, ehi
Py tam, 1 taught you vas vlghting.'
EQUIvocAL CoMPLIMENT.-The Phila,
delphia Times says:
"Mad. Laborde is praised to death in
the Boston papers.-She merits it."
Both the Times and the Bostonians
then' favor capital punishment.---Nor,
A TERMAGA NT.-"What! Mrs. Bellville
beats her husband?"
"Yes, madam constantly."
"Ah! but it's only at chess."
"A rrah, mister, and how do yo sell
ye'r big-eyed tarkoy?" said an Irishman
to a countryman, as the latter came in
town with a huge owl under his arm.
i'Jt's not a turkey, sir, it's an owl."
"Divil a ditfference whether It's ould or
young, what's the price?"
ion f Jeiingsydnja etrlyml
bohryE ng. n Spmiote e~~~k~-~l
h, 's ba an ll
It appearinkWto y inatisftctton that Minh
~e1COSpan andCherles C. 5Spaii parties
4efendantito the above'stated bll rd beh
yond the limii of thie-Stato of Southaroll
n: Itisurdered that they do plead "answer
oIrdemurtQ aid bill within thrdoinonths from'
the first publicatioh of th is order, or judgment
piro confesso will be entered aanst.them.
JOHN B. MILLER, 0'r',
Souith Carolina---Sumter Dist
* EliaDuBost -
Martin RhOdes and'others Bd for Parti
vs. I ion- and
Isaac D. Whitworth: Accouni.
It appearing to the satisfaction of the
Commissioner, that Isaac D. Whitworth, do
fondant in the above stated ease, resides with
out the limits of this State: It is Ordered, on
motion, that he do appeair and plead, an
swer r demur to thesaid Bill within three
months, or a decree will be taken pro confes.
so against himi.
JOHN B1. MILLER,.
Corn. in Eq j. 8. D.
SuIterville, 30th Jan. 1840. -15 3m
To raise Supplies for the year 1849, and
for other purposes.
SE. Wt, Be it ordained by the Intendant
and Wardens of the Village of Sumterviie,
now in session and by the authority of the
same; That a tax be and the same ps hereby
laid on all real taxable property within the
limits of said Village, of T.venty Five cents
on every hundred ollars Valuation of such
property. Said tax to be calculated and as'.
certaied by the assesment of the Clerk.
SEC. 2J, That a tax of Twelve cents be,
and the same is hereby imposed on each and
every Slave within the limits of said Village,
to be paid by the owner or person hiring-or
havng, the care or charge, of such Slave or
SEc. 3d That every person Isable to the
tax imposed by the 2d Section, of this Ordi
nance, shall make a just and true return to
the Clerk upon oath, of the number of Slaves
for which he is liable to be taxed. on or be
fore the 28th day of March next. And if
any person shall fail to make such return, he
shall forfeit and pay a penalty not exceeding
Twenty Dollars; and it shall be the duty of
-the Clerk to report every such defaulter to
the Council at their next meeting thereafter.
SEc. dth, That the taxes hereby imposed
on real property, and on Slaves, shal be paid
to the Clerk and Treasurer before the first
day of May next. And it shall be the duty
of the Clerk, to make return to the Intendant
on that day of all persons who shall fail to
pay said taxes; whereupon executions there
for and for costs shall issue under the hand
of the Intendant and the Seal of the Corpora
SEc. 5th, That each and every free person
of color from the age of fifteen to the age of
sixty years residing within the limits of said
Village, shall pay a tax of Two dullars, and
each and every such person from the age of
ten to the age of fifteen, shall pay a tax of
One dollar, except such as are clearly inca
pable from maits or otherwise of procuring
his or her support. The taxes hereby im
posed on free persons of color shall be paid
to the Clerk and Treasurer before the first
day of May next; and if any person shall
to pay said tax an execution thherefor, ad
for costs shall be issued directed to the Mar
shal requiring him to levy said tax and
costs of the goods and chattels of such free
person of color, and in case sufficient gomdis
and chattels cannot be found then to seize
such free person of color and sell him for
such time as will pay such tax and costs.
SEC. 6th That every white inhabitant or
free person of color wvho is liable to work on
the streets of said Village shall, on payment
of Twvo dollars, to the Clerk and Treasurer
before the 2d slay of April next, be exempt
from such work until the 2d day of April 1850
and that all persons owning one or more
slaves liable to work on said streets shall on
payment of Two dollars to the Clerk and
Treasurer before the 2d day of April next
for each and every such slave be exempt as
regards such slave or slaves, from such work
until the 2d day of April 1850, and the Clerk
is hereby required to make a return to ~the
Intendant on the 2d day of April next of all
such persons as shall fail to pay for such ex
SEC. 7th That no free person of COlor Te
si nwithout the limits of said Villag
shl 0prmitted to work therein unlesse
or she shall first procure from the Marshal a
written pefmit for such privilege, for which
the sum of one dollar an d fifty cents shall be
paid and for every days neglect to procure such
permit, such free person of color shall be pun
shed bj the Marshal with ten stripes.
SEC. 8th That no slave whose owner resi
des without the limits of said Village shall
be permitted to work therein unless a written
permit be first procured from the Marshal
for which the sum of fifty cents shall be paid
for common laborers, and the sum of one
dollar and hfty cents for Mechanics, and if
the owner of any such slave shall neglect to
procure such permit, such slave shall be im
prisoned by the Marshal until released by
Council, and in no case will any such slave
be released from imprisonment until the ex
penses of his or her arrest, and imprisonment
have beon first paid.
SEC. 0th That no permit shall be granted
under the seventh and eight Sections of this
ordinance for a longer period than three
Ratified in council assembled and given
under my hand and the seal of the
[r. s.] Corporation of Sumitorville this the
twenty six day of February A. D.- one
thousand eight hundred and forty nine.
T. J. COGHLAN, Intendant.
L. D. JONES, C. C.
. Mar 7 1o It
nokiae f Pde B1 -
:ann~ounce M .L :k .
5 heeing eblfe on -~4
i.uc Eihi s D~adod al
bandldate fbfIkie' attd t:h o
anounce OA.iidHN:R BOUG
cidate for th offe of kNih ig
at the ensuing lectkow,
for Sirni-r Dii lit-'aod oblige theo
Apro 26th ,'848 "
027'We are authorized to aWL ,
FOR yT AX CffA
(cr We are authorize to -
a (andidate fr Tap Colle C)
:ounty at the ensuingE
INCLUDING BEANS,PR k
The abo~e. seed ate fromthe Nursey4
1)avid Landreth, near PhiladelghIa,.and a
warranted to be fresh and immuae.
-PO - ---"*A-'
For sa e athe ftdTa id R tdre,
SI(N OF TH 0LEN I T
The subscbege have entred int -
nershi under thie frm of BROW1, L EZ&
& C., w e the wil bI hap bAid
former friends a'nd s11paerst They wrill
keep on hand a'geneal ansortinent of DRY
GOODS, G10CERIE8r. HA LDWARE~,
&c., which they will sell is lW~ku1,o
to punctual -cuooers, they can -id n
thi undcer tJOHN E. BROWN,
j. W. LEE,
* W. It. D'sLORME '~""
Sumterville, Jan.11849 - 12
FRESH GARDEN SEELDS
Warranted good or no pay.-avingsclear
ed our store of every old seed and .rgogved
from John Thompson. a fresh supply, offlir
the same for sale cheap.
flO0 buslhels corn for sale b
A. J. 4. P. A1O S
Tesubscriber, heaving taken, the corner
Store, (known as.McLeadis wuld most
respectfully, acquaint his old Frl'eia %nd
the Public at large, that he will at all times
take pleasure to-actomno't thezm t
ting and Making up G en iith n bs
~Fashionable and substantial'mannfr.
Hie wvill keep constantly on hands a fresh'
and seasonablesassortment; of-outfitting,'~of
the latest and moat approvkd Fashionsdand
hopes, by punctuality and-hisi desire to lease
all, he merit a continuance of otheir .ara
ageoand confidence. ' . '
D. 3. WINN.
Jan. 15, 1849, - 12'. tl
1. ?. zWmm ive ,
SUMTERVILLE, S. C.
Mr. H. will administer the EChloroform in
Surgical and Dental Operations, if required.
June 7. 1848.' - - - < 82-Iy:*
3y DRUCKER &.CO.,a full and complete
supply of SADLERY, CUTLER YAID
hAR D WA RE, consisting of almost every
rtcle wih b laao 1h va #ie
ces. Enqulrogat the
Opposite the Camden Bank.
of all descriptions and sizes, from Teom
Thumb up to the KrittickGiant.
3 BASidsTB OHAPA(
20 doms London Porter-,
20 " Madeira Wino, fine articke.
L. B. HAN.
Violins, Fluties. ke.; a fresh lot of Italian
~Violin and Guitar stringt -AIsoDrlds
Aprons and screws for Violins - -
6000 CHARLESTON, C
gars; Fine chewing Tobacco.
- L .. B. HA~*Igy
"Incr .n 0 2" 4; "1 14 '11
-o m.==mumom mZfeo ge.NO
4. rFi~h 4it.drL
- . b=== 1 te nn- a m.u
And Dn e~ i
C~ohbyig pf everyonai
Gannent. to meaassI, ~p.Fei
0~ct4, .-440 Gm
SCOTT & PAYERT
HARD WAR11 AN CUTLEgy,
Blacksiiths,' rec* fl
Dye Stu a~lise
Oct 4 ~CQbUMB4 pEC
al~ o Simtier, -
eep on han a '
stook of Medidie a~t~pl
Window oraaie' and gjt
Pancy 4rtlile; aliwsfh du igtt g
CheapbbN'5 bod I y . my ' g~
ABI 8DN MuaraUTT, MN
iey, ~ata ad Cap
whidh wil be aob fd asl 4Eu
r NE K&
apid bleelt K a,
do. Jld11s whifE
do,; Gents blk andco d
Berlin do. lined with3 no akin. 1o
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