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THE DAILY REPUBLIC.
PUBLISHED BY GIOEOW A CO, TERMS. The Daily Republic will be fimiiriud by carrier* to subscribers in Washington and its vicinity for twelve and a hale cents pee week. To mail subscribers, per annum $5 00 Advertisements inserted at the lowest rates. OFFICE QF THE REPUBLIC. NINTH STREET, near rwwnstlvania avenue, WASHINGTON, D. C. By th< President el the United States. TN pursuance of law, I, FRANKLIN PIERCE, trtam* v> II I ill | 'i kHlrri-iiMiiniiiM'iirirniii a iiiiim? Vol. V. WASHINGTON: WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 17. 1853. No. 37. JL President or im u nuea siaiw, ao nereuy oociare and make known that public ealee of the | section* and parts of sections of land, all bcarinJ the odd number e, which remain to the United i States, within six miles on each side of the line of i the Mobile and Ohio River railroad, In the States of Alabama and Mississippi, subject to doable the i minimum price of the public lands, as provided by tbe act of 20th September, I860, will be held at the j following' land offices, la the States of Alabama and Mississippi, at the periods hereinafter designated, to wit: At the land office at ST. STBPHEN8, in Alabama, commencing on Monday, the fifth day of September next, for the disposal of auch sections and parts of sections, being the odd numbere above referred to, as are situated in the undermentioned townships, to wit: North qf the boot lino and moot qf the principal meridian. Townships one and (too, of range one. Townships one, two, three, and four, of range two. Townships one two, three, four and five, of range three. Townships one, two, three, four, five, eix, and err en, of range four. Townships three, four, five, six and seven, of range five. South qf the base line and toeet qf the principal meridian. Townships one, two, three, four, and fivi, of range nnn Townships one, two, three, four, and fivi, of range two. Townships one, two, and three, of range three. Townahip one, of range four. South of the baee line and eaet qf the principal mendian. Tow nab i pa three and four, of range one. At the land office at DEMOPOLIS, in the eame State, commencing on Monday, the twelfth day of September next, for the diapoaal of each sections and pa rta of section*, being the odd numbert above ref * red to, as are situated in tho undermentioned townships, to wit: North af the bate line and weet of the principal meridian. Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of range four. At the land office at TUSCALOOSA, in the same Stale, commencing on Monday, tbeJtfiJiday of September next, for the disposal of auch sections and parts of sections, being the odd numbert above referred to* as arc situated in the undermentioned townships, to wit: North of the bate line and weit of the principal meridian in the touthern surveying district. Township twenty one, of range four. At the land office at COLUMBUS, in Mississippi, commencing on Monday, the nineteenth day of September next, for the disposal of such sections and par.ts'of sections, being the odd numbert above referred to, as are situated in the undermentioned townships, to wit: North of the baee line and eait of the Choctaw meridian. Townships .eight, eixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, df-range fifteen. Townships tight, nine, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, eixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of range sixteen. . Townships eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen, of range seventeen. Townships eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen, of range eighteen, j Tnamhina tiwht. nine. ten. eleven, and twelve, of range nineteen. At tbe land office at AUGUSTA, in tbeeame State, commencing on Monday, tbe twenty sixth day of September next, for tbe disposal of such sections and parts of sections, beings tbe odd numbers above referred to, as are situated in tbe undermentioned townships, to wit: North of the hate line and eaet of the Choctaw meridian. Township/our, of range thirteen. Townships one, two, wee, four, five, and six, of range fourteen. Townships one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven, of range fifteen. Townships one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven, of range sixteen. Townships one,five, six, and seven, of range seventeen. Township seven, of range eighteen. North of the baseline, west of the meridian, and east of Pearl river. Townships three, f our, five, six, seven, and eight, of range five. Townships five, six, seven, eight, nine, and (en, of range six. Townships seven, eight, nine, and ten, of range seven. Townships, eight, nine, and ten, of range eight. The townships herein designated in Roman letters are wholly within the limits of "six sections in width on each side of said road," and those in italics are partly within said limits, as designated on the diagrams, which will be furnished to the respective district land offices by tbe Commissioner of the General Land Office. Lands reserved for schools, military, and other purposes, will be excluded from sale. Tbe lands sold will be subject to the right of way granted by the said act of 20th September, I860, to the States aforesaid, for said railroad, net exceeding one hundredfeet on each side thereof; and therefore the particular tracts of land which include tbe road will be sold as containing tbe quantities respectively shown by the official plats. Each sale will be kept open for a time sufficient to admit of offering all the lands, but not exceeding two weeks, and applications to make private entries of the lands offered under this proclamation will not be received until after the close of the public sale. Given under my hand, at tho city of WashingHaw nf Mftv. A. I). 1853. IUIJ|lUO f . , FRANKLIN PIERCE. By the President: John Wilson, Commissioner of the Qeneral Land Office. Notice to actual settlers on lands of the UniUd States originally withdratim from market on account qf the railroad grant. Under act of Cobgress, approved 3d March, 1853, entitled "An act to extend pre-emption rights to certain lands therein mentioned," the pre-emption laws of the United States as they now exist are extended over the alternate reserved sections ol public lands along the line of the railroad hereinbefore mentioned, where the settlement and improvement were made prior to the final allotment of the alternate sections to the said railroad. There fore, all claims by pre-emption to any of the alternate sections of public lands within the limits originally reserved will attach, if predicated upon settlements made prior to the 4th February, 1863, the date of the final allotment. Claims within thesis miles limits must be proven up at any time before the day herein fixed for the commencement of the public sale, and are to b< paid for at the rate of two dollars and fifiy centi per acre. Claims outside of the six miles, anc' within the limits of the original reservation, must be proven up prior to the restoration of said, land) to private entry. Soldiers' bounty land warrants, at a dollar anc twenty-five cents per acre, may be received ir payment for either class of lands; one warran only, however, can be located by each pre-emptor Immediately after the close of the public salt directed by the foregoing proclamation of the Pre eident, applications will be received ,for the pur chase at private entry, or location by warrants, o the lands reserved to satisfy this grant, outside o the six miles limits, in each order as to preven confusion and insure accuracy, in accordance witl instructions to be issued to the registers and re c nvers. JOHN WILSON, Commissioner of tbe General Land Office, May 26?wI3w ri"v " ' I'jliiiTii"' r ' i i 'TIT IVI?II S By the President t the United States. IN pursuance of lew, I, FRANKLIN PIERCE, < Freeideat of (be United States at Amerioa, do hereby declare and make known that public sales 1 will be beld at the undermentioned land offices in ' ibe State of Wisconsin, at tbe periods hereinafter ' designated, to wit; J At tbe land office at WILLOW RIVER, commencing on Monday, tbe third day of October ' next, for the disposal of the public lands situated < in tbe following named townships, viz: ^ North of the bate line and toett of the fourth prin- ( eipal meridian. . Townships thirty two, thirty three, thirty four, i thirty Ave, and thirty six, of range five. i Townships thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, | thirty four, thirty five, and thirty six, of range i six. " i Townships thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, i thirty four, and thirty five, of range seven. i Townships thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, i and thirty four, of range eight. i Townships thirty one, thirty two, and thirty three, of range nine. i Townships thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, I and thirty four, of range sixteen. Townenipd miriy unto tuu vun iy ,uu>, v, . seventeen. I At the land office at MENA8HA, commencing on Monday, the tenth day of October next, for the < disposal of the public lands within the undermentioned townships and parts of townships, to wit: North of the bate line andeaet of the fourth principal meridian. Townships twenty five and twenty six, of range twelve. Fractional township twenty one, west of Wolf river, and townships twenty tour, twenty five, and twenty six, of range thirteen. Fractional townships twenty one and twenty two, west of Wqjf river and Bayou, and townships twenty three, twenty four, twenty five, and twenty six. of range fourteen. Fractional township twenty two, west of Wolf river, townships twenty three and twenty four, and fractional townships twenty five and twenty six, west of Wolf river, of range fifteen. Fractional townships twenty two, twenty three, twenty four, and twenty six, west of Wolf river, of range sixteen. At the land office at LA CROSSE, commencing on Monday, the seventeenth day of October next, for the disposal of the public lands within the following named townships, to wit: North of the bate line and toett of the fourth principal meridian. Townships twenty and twenty one, of range one. Townships seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, and twenty one, of range two. Tnn..hina v?niv nnfl and twentv two. of rantfC eleven. Townships twenty one end twenty two, of range twelve. Townships twenty one and twenty two, of range thirteen. North of the bate line and eatt of the fourth principal meridian. Townships twenty one, twenty two, twenty three, and twenty tour, of range one. Township twenty one, of range two. At the land office at STEVENS'S POINT, commencing on Monday, the twenty fourth day of October next, for the disposal of the public lands situated in the following townships and parts of townships, to wit: North of the bate line and eatt qf the fourth principal meridian. Township twenty six, of range four. Township twenty six, of range live. Sections three to ten, fifteen to twenty two, and twenty six to thirty five, in township twenty tix; township twenty seven, (except sections thirteen, twenty four, twenty five, thirty five, and thirty six,) and townships twenty eight, twenty-nine, and thirty, of range six. Sections one, two, eleven to fourteen, twenty three to twenty five, and thirty six, in townehip twenty tix; sections thirteen, twenty four, twenty five, thirty five, tujd thirty six, in toumship twenty seven; sections Vive to eight, seventeen to twenty, thirty, and thirty one, in toumthip twenty etghl; townehip twenty nine, (except sections twen ty five to twenty eight, and. thirty three to thirty six,) and townihip thirty, of range seven. Sections one to five, eight to fifteen, twenty two to twenty seven, thirty five and thirty six, in townihip twenty four; townehip twenty five, (except sections six, seven, eighteen, nineteen, thirty, and thirty one;) townihip twenty eix; townships twenty seven, (except section six,) twenty eight, (except sections six, seven, eighteen, nineteen, thirty, and thirty one;) and townships twenty nine and thirty, of range eight. Townships twenty five and twenty six, of range nine. Township twenty six, of range eleven. At the land office at MINERAL POINT, commencing on Monday, the second day of January " ' **? *1 J! ? I Ika fnllnurin? hAln ty Va I nexi, lor me UI?|JWUI vi t.iv w.? ' n' D iduary tract* of the reserved lead mineral,Ian da, which were not included in the proclamation* of the 20th November, 1846, and 28tn April, 1851, to be sold under the act of Congress entitled "An act to authorise the President of the United States to aell the reserved mineral lands in the Slates of Illinois and Arkansas,and Territories of Wisconsin and Iowa, supposed to contain lead ore," approved July 11,1846, to wits North of the bate line and east of the fourth principal meridian. The west half and northeast quarter of the southwest quarter, the northeast quarter of the northweal quarter, and the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section one; the cast half of the northwest quarter, the southeast quarter, the west half of the southwest quarter, and the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of twelve; and the northeast quarter, and north half of southwest quarter of twenty nine, in township one; the northeast quarter of section thirteen, in township two; the west ha)f of the northwest quarter of section eleven, in toumship three; the east half of the southeast quarter of section twenty Ave, and the east half of the southwest quarter of thirty six, in township Jive, of range one. The west half and northeast quarter of the northwest quarter, the east half of the northeast quarter, and the cast half of the aouthcaatquarterof section two, in township two, of range two. The eastbalf of the northeast quarter, and the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section four, in township two, and the northwest quarter of the northwest qnarter of section Ave, in township three, of rango three. The east half of the north west quavter, the northwest quarter of the northeast quartt r, and the east half of the southwost quarter of section thirty, in I township four; and the west half of the northwest quarter of section thirty nve, in lowntmp jive, oi i range four. North qf the bate line and voetl of the fourth principal meridian. The west half of the norihwerfT quarter of scc1 tion three, in townthip twoJ the cast half of the : northwest quarter, and the southeast quarter of ! the northeast quarter of four; the west half of the ' southeast quarter of six; the southeast quarter of ' the southeast quarter of twenty seven, and the 1 southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of thirty 1 four, in townthip three, of range one. The northwest quarter of section ten, and the ' west halt of the southeast quarter of thirty, in ' township three, of range two. 1 At theSAME PLACE, commencing on Monday, - the third day of October neat, for the disposal of 8 the public lands within the following sections, and parts of sections, to wit; f North qf the bate line and wett of the fourth principal f meridian. t Section one, the east half and southwest quarter, o the west half of the northwest quarter, and the - northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of ten, in townthip nine; and the east half ot the south west quarter of section twenty six; the west hall of twenty-seven; the eaat half of twenty eight, ind the north half of thirty fire, in township ttn, if range five. Land# appropriated by law for the use of schools, nilitary and other pnrpoeee, together with "those iwamp and overflowed land*, made unfit thereby 'or cultivation," if Qny, granted to the State by he act entitled "An act to enable the State oI Arransas and other Statee to reclaim the <ewamp ends' within their limits," approved September 18,1850, Will fie excluded from the sales. In accordance with the provisions of the act of ilth July, 1846, hereinbefore referred to, preoption claims will not be allowed to any of the ibove-raentioned lead mineral tracts to be offered it Mineral Point, until after they have been offered it public sale, and become subject to private en ;ry. And these tracts will be sold in such legal lubdlvlsions as will include the mine or mines at not less than two dollars and fifty cents per acre} ind if not sold at the public sate at such price, nor iball be entered at private sale within twelve months thereafter, the same shall be subject to sale is other landsThe offering of the above lands will be commenced on the days appointed, and will proceed ?t-- iwklAk tkew ora arltrnvitaort until thfi Ill IUO UIUOI 111 WMU/U mv; w<v ?V. ?v. . ?? whole thai! have bsen offered, and the aaUa tbue closed; but no Mle shall be kept open longer than two weeka, and no privata entry of any of tne landa will be admitted until after the expiration of the two weeka. Given under mj hand, at the city of Washington, this twenty-first day of June, Anno Domini sne thousand eight hundred and fifty three. FRANKLIN FIERCE. By the President: John Wilson, Commissioner of the General Land Ofiico. NOTICE TO PRE-EMPTION CLAIMANTS. Every person entitled to the right of pre-emption to any of the lands within the townships and parts of townships above enumerated, ia required to establish the sanao to the satisfaction of the reg later and receiver of the proper land office, and make payment therefor as soon at practicable after Bering that notice, and before the day appointed for the commencement Of the puhlio sale of the lands embracing the tract claimed,otherwise such claim will be forfeited. JOHN WILSON. Commissioner of the General Land Office. June 23?law!3w RED RIVER RAFT. THE PERSON to whom the contract was awarded under former advertisements for proposals having failed to give the bond with sureties as required, proposals for the work are again invited as follows: Proposals will be received until the 20th day of neyt September for the removal of obstructions to ihansviifilinnnl H?>d ri vnr ( Louisiana) occasioned by the raft, and for keeping the said navigation free from tho same for the longest period. The amount of these proposals united is not to exceed the sum of $100,000. Each bidder will propose to remove said raft, (thoroughly,) and to keep the navigation free from obstruction thereby, for a specified period; specifying in his bid the time in which he proposes to complete the removal of the raft, the said time not to be later than the 1st day of June, 1856; and also the number of years, counting from said removal, during which time he binds himself to keep the said navigation free from raft obstruction. The contractor wilt be required to give his bond for $20,000, with two good sureties, each for the sum of $10,000, conditioned fpr the faithful execution of the contract. Each bidder will transmit, at the same time with his proposals, the names of the persons whom he offers as sureties, and a declaration signed by them that they will sign his bond as sureties as above mentioned; and also the certificate of a district judge of the United States for the State in which he resides, that said securities are respectable citizens, and that he considers them worth $10,000 over and above all their debts and liabilities. No bid will be examined unless these conditions shall be complied with. Terms of payment. Of the sum of $10u,000 appropriated for the above object, $50,000 shall be paid as the work of removing the raft advances, as follows?to wit: Whenever the contractor shall report that a portion of the raft has been removed, the same shall be inspected by an officer appointed by the War Department; and if it shall appear that such is the fact, the Department will pay such a proportion of the said sum of $50,000 as the portion removed shall bear to the entire raft, provided no partial payment shall be made for less than onetenth part of the whole work. The remaining $60,000 will he paid in equal annual instalments corresponding in number with the number of years during which the contractor shall bind himself to keep the navigation open, of which fact the Department is to be the sole judge. Each bid must be for the whole work?that is, for the removal of the raft, and for keeping the river open for a specified period. No separate proposals for portions of it will be considered. The proposals will be addressed to tbe undersigned, marked on the envelope, "Proposals for removing Red River Raft." The War Department reserves to itself the right of awarding the contract according to its own judgment of the most favorable bio and the most responsible bidder. To be inserted in the Union, Republic, and National intelligencer, Washington, D. C.; Cincinnati Gazette, Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville Journal, Louisville, Kentucky; St. Louis Republican, St. Louis, Missouri; Sbreveport Herald, Shreveport, Louisiana; New Orleans Commercial Bulletin; New Orleans Bee; New Orleans Republican; Gazette and Democrat, Little Rock, Arkansas; Telegraph, Washington, Arkansas. J.J ABERT, Colonel Corps Topographical Engineers. July 14 ? d20t&tawt20Sep PROFESSOR ALEXANDER C. BARRY'S TRICOPHEROUS, or Medicated. Compound, for beautifying, curling, preserving, restoring and strengthening tbe Hair, relieving diseases of the skin, curing rheumatic pains and healing external wounds. Bounded by no geographical lines, the reputation of Barry's Tricopherous pervades the Union. Tbe sales of the article of late years have increased in a ratio that almost exceeds belief. Professor Barry, after a careful examination of his sales-book, finds that tbe number of bottles delivered to order, in quantities of from half a gross upward, during the year 185U, was within a trifle of 960,000. It is unnecessary to present at length the evidences of the wonderful properties of the Tricopherous when the public have furnished such an endorsement as this. The cheapnessofthearticle, and the explanations given of its chemical action upon the hair, the scalp, and in all cases oi superficial irritation, first recommended it to the attention of the people. This was all that the inventor desired. Every bottle advertised itself. The effects of the fluid exceeded expectation. It acted like a charm. The ladies would not be without it- Country dealers in every section of the United States found they must have it; and thus was built up a wholesale of,, rrirnrdf articles of this kind. The highest point has nol yet been reached, and it ia believed that the salet tbia year will be a million and a half of bottlea. Depot and manufactory, No. 137 Broadway, New York. Retail price, 26 cent* a large bottle. Liberal discount to purobaeere by the quantity Sold by all the principal merchants and druggisti throughout the United States and Canada, Mexi co, West Indies, Great Britain, France, &c., b] 8. PARKER, Penn. avenue, And A. LAMMOND, 7th street, June 4?d&triw6m* Washington. H~ OMRPICTURES, by Mrs. C. W. Denison. The Boyhood of Great Men, with illustra tions. Uncle Robin in his Cabin in Virginia, by J. W ^elen end Arthur, or MiaaThusa'e Spinnini F Wheel, by Caroline Lee Hente. July FRANCE TAYLOR. THE REPUBLIC. Annabel Lee. BY EDGAR A. FOE. It was many and many a year ago, J In a kingdom by the sea, ' That a maiden there lived whom you may know ! By tlio name of Annabel Lee; j And this maiden she lived with no other thought ! Than to lovo and be loved by ine. ^ / was a child and she was a child, t hi this kingdom by the sea; 1 But wo lovetl with a love that was more than ( love? ' I and my Annabel Lee; 1 With a love that winged seraphs of heaven ] Coveted her and me. And this was the reason that, long ago, \ In this kingdom by the sea, . A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling my oeauttiui Annabel i^ee; ( I So tna|. her high-born kinsman came ] | And bore her away from mc, To shut her up in a sepulchre In this kingdom by the sea. | The angels, not half so happy in heaven, 1 Went envying her and mo? ' Yes!?that was the roason (as all men know, ' In this kingdom by the sea) That the wind came out of the cloud by night, ] Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee. 1 ] But our lovo it was stronger by far than the love ( Of those who wore older than wo? Of many far wiser than we? i And noither the angels in heaven above, i Nor the demons down under the sea, i Can ever dissever my soul from the soul j Of the beautiful Annabel Lee: j For tire moon never beams without bringing me | dreauis Of tho beautiful Annabel Lcc; And the stars never rise, but feel tho bright eyes ( Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And so, nil the night-tide, 1 lie down by the side Of my darling?my darling?my life and my bride, In tho ?cpulchro there by the sea, In her tomb by the sounding sea. Emendations or Shakspeark.?At the Poopie's Theatre a few nights since, during the performance of Shakspeare's "Henry VIII.," in the celebrated Trial Scene of Quoen Catharine, there was acted a little episode which croated considerable mirth at the time. In this piping lmt weather it has become necessary to throw open all the windows, and keep a dozen swinging fans in constant operation. A brick wall is "going up" at the west side of the building, and this is nightly occupied by as many boys, small and large, as it can accommodate with standing room. On the night referred to a youth stationed himself upon this wall, and began to whistle about sundown, and continued incontinently to whistle during tlio entire opening, much to the annoyance of the performers on the stage, who, in consequence of t|?'o whistler's close proximity to an open window, supposed he was in the dress circle. The tunes whistled were a selection of the most popular Ethiopian airs. About the time Queen Catharine commenced hor defence before the High Court of England, (held at Black Friars,) the tune happened to bo "Carry me back to Old Virginia." The injured Queen spoke her first speech, beginning with the line, "Sir, I desire you do mo right and justice," without apparently noticing the whistling accomEatrtment; but when Cardinal Woolsey and his rother Cardinal Campeius had briefly replied, and it was "her cue" to go on with her defence, the whistling gentleman changed his tune, and in louder tones than before burst forth with "Buffalo gals will you come out to-night!" The stately Catharino of Arragon, her patience exhausted, instead of proceeding with the language set down in the text, spoke thus: "I would it were within the provinco Of some officer of the court To send that whistler hence!" A burst of applause from the audience answered this appeal; but no effect seemed to have been produced upon the whistler on the wall, except to induce him to change his tune to "Jim crack corn I don't care," which he gave forth in tones louder than ever. The enraged Queen, finding that the officers took no notice of her expressed dosire for the expulsion of the saucy whistler, concluded to proceed with her part, which she accordingly did, in I the words of Shakspeare, as follows: , ???"Lord Cardinal, To tou I speak!" Whereupon, Mr. Thompson, forgetting for a moment his high position as public prosecutor in that august court, and only remembering that as stage manager he was a sort of conservator of the peace, stepped forward to the foot-lights, and thus delivered himself: "Let some careful officer That contumacious whistler from the house Instantly turn out." Another round of applauso greeted Thompson, and it was found, when the noise had a little subsided, that the tune now whistled was "Poor Lucy Neal." Officer Phillips, who was standing by the open window, near which the offending individual was stationed, considering himself personally appealed to by the stage-manager, and feeling a little hurt that any one should consider him so derelict in his duty as to permit so flagrant a contempt of court, "then and there" within the walls, rose up, and catching the measured Rtyle of speaking from the Queen and Cardinal, said in a loud voice: "May it please your majosty, And you, my Lord High Cardinal, the whistling gent Is not in the house, but perched on yonder wall!" The remainder of the famous trial scene was perfbrinod in dutnb show, not a word of the actors being heard, in consequence of tho repeated r bursts of laughter and applause which broke from 1 the audience; and whether the noble Catharine of Arragon was acquitted or convicted wo know not to this day. As wc passed out, bound homeward, < -1 ?... L-J ...ilriwiurinfflv nil me wnisuer, wuo nau u?iu.vn..?v ? this mirth, was "going it" with all his might on "sich a gittio up stairs." i 1 " i A Successful Device.?It is a pleasant and I healthful custom with the fair ladies of Staunton, i Virginia, to promenade daily on the plank walk leading to the Deaf Mute Asylum. One evening ' some young ladies thus recreating, espied "0110 of the hoys," a very handsome young follow, sitting s near the walk, fondling a hare, and holding it to their viow. Supposing nim to he one of the mutes, j they clustered around, and expressing great admiration for him and the hare, soon spelt upon their fingers the following question: "What would he take for it?" The answer was given in the " same language: "A kiss from each of you." The bargain was struck, the property delivorod, and the pay given and received with a hearty good will on both sides, when, unable to contain himself longer, tho young scamp laughed out for joy, gr and ran off nxultingly to join his comrades, who were sitting in sight to sco the success of his experiment, From the Mew York National Democrat. Curiosity of Chistse Dress and Ceremony. The Chinese dresses of ceremony are exceedngly rich and handsome, and contrast with great idvantage with the queer unmeaning capings and ikirtings of our coats. The color of the spenser s usually dark-blue or purple, and the long dress >eneath is commonly of some lighter ana gayer nue. On State occasions this last is very spleniidly embroidered with dragons or other devices, in lillr on?l rwsxlsl anrl tlin nnat n mnnrila frsnnpntlv tn large Bum*. At the imperial feast, of which a relent embassy partook at Trentsin, the crowd of Mandarins in full dress, surmounted by their crimson cape and various-colored balls, certainly produced a very Btriking effect. The great Bin of the Chinese costume is the icarcity of white linen, and, consequently, of vashtng. Even their body-garment is sometimes i species of light silk, but capable of purification. All the rest of their dress being of silks or furs, :horo is less demand for linen, in proportion to the numbers, than in - any other country. They ipread neither sheets upon their beds nor cloths in theft tables; and the want of personal cleanliness has, of course, a tendency to promote cutaneous and leprous complaints. Their substitute for soap is an alkaline ley, derived from a mineral lubstance, and rather corrosive in its nature. The skins of all animals are converted into apparel for the winter. The lower classes use that if sheep, cats, dogs, and squirrels. Even rat and mouse-ekins are sewn together for garmonts. The expensive fur dresses of The higher classes descend from father to son, and form sometimes no inconsiderable portion of the family inlieritance. At an entertainment in Gantou, vyhen the party, according to the custom of the country, were seated in an open room without fires, the European Uairan in in nf cnld. Ilnnil which the j^UOOMI MV^Uli W%M ?- ? J . - _ TT_ . Iiost immediately accommodated the whole number of ten or twelve with handsome wide-sleeved upensers, all of the most costly furs, telling them at the samo time that lie had plenty more in reserve. The Chinese may be said to possess an advantage in the absenco of those uerpetual and frequently absurd mutations of fashion in Europe and America, which at one period blow out the Bame individual like a balloon, aud at another contract her into a mummy, and which are frequently ridiculed and followed in excess at one and the same time. They are not at the mercy and disposal, in matters of taste, of those who moke their clothes, and their modes generally last as long as their garments. The human shape and dress are not varied with the infinite mutations of a kaleidoscope; and that peculiar, though indisputable species of merit, "being in the height of the fashion," tho honor of which must be chiefly shared with the tailor and the milliner, is nearly unknown to them. The only setter of fashions is the board of rites and ceremonies at Pekin, and to depart from their ordinances materially would bo considered as something worse than mere mauvain ton. It is their business not only to prescribe tho forms, on all occasions of worship or of ceremony, but the costumes which are to bo worn must be in strict conformity to rule. The dresses of all ranks and orders, and of both sexes, about the imperial palace, are specified as regards cut, color, and material, with as much precision as any court in Europe. From tho Tartar religion to the Lamas, the rosary of the one hundred and eight beads lias become a part of the ceremonial dress attached to the nine grades of official rank. It consists of a necklace of stones and corals, nearly as largo as a pigeon's egg, descending to the waist, and distinguished by various beads, according to the quality of the wearer. The various appendages, asthepurso or pouch, the steel and flint-case for lighting tho pipe, the rnntali-nnan. etc.. are ffeneraflv of the finest silk embroidery, which form one of the principal accomplishments of Chinese ladies. All the handsome crape shawls exported from China, some of which cost from eighty to a hundred dollars, are entirely the work of women. A Chinese is seldom seen without his snuffbottle, which is of oval construction, and less than two inches in length, the stopper having a small spoon attached, with which a portion of snuff is laid 6n the left hand, and at the lower point of the thumb, and thus lifted to the nose. The material of these bottles is sometimes of porcelain or of variegated glass, carved with considerable skill in the style of cameos, or of rock crystal, with small figures or writing on the inside, performed in a manner which is not easy to account for. Among the presents sent to, or, in the language of Pekin diplomacy, conferred upon foreign sovereigns, is the embroidered silk purse, one of which, it is said, the old ?mperor, Kienloong, took from his sidq and gave to the youth who officiated as page to Lora Macartney. This was of the imperial yellow color, with the five-clawcd dragon, i and could hardly be worn by Chinese subjects,, who always displayed the most profound reverence and admiration when they saw it and knew it was from the great Emperor s own person. The ornament which has sometimes, for want of a better name, been called a sceptre, is in fact an emblem of amity and good-will, of a shape less K?nt than tha lohur S. about eighteen inches in' length, and cut froin tho jado or yu-stone. It is j called by the Chinese, joo-ee, or "as you wish," and is simply exchanged as a costly mark of friendship; but that it had a religious origin seems indicated by the sacred flower of the lotus being carved on the superior end. Tho heads of the men arc invariably shaven oxcept from the top, whence tho tail depends in conformity with the Tartar custom, the onty change being in mourning, when tho hair is allowed to grow. The women would frequently be very pretty, wore it not for the shocking custom of daubing their faces with white and red paint, to which may be added tho deformity of cramped feet. In point of health thiH is in a great degree made up by the total absence of tight lacing, and of all ligatures and confinements whatever about the vital parts. Their dress is, extremely modest and becoming, and in the higher classes as splendid as the most requisite silks and embroidery can make it, for the Chinese, it is said, reserve the host silks for themselves. Unmarried women wear their hair hanging down in long tresses, and the putting up of the hnir is one of tho ceremonies preparatory to marriage. The eye-brows of tho young womon are fashioned' until they represent a fino-curved line, which is compared to the new moon when only a day or two old, or to tho leaflet of the willow. Their ordinary dress in a large-sleeved robe of silk ovor a longer garment of sumo lighter color, under which arc loose trousers, which are fastened around tho ankle just above tho small foot and light shoe. A proverbial expression among tho Chinese for the concealment of defects is "long robes to hide large feet." Notwithstanding this, tins Tartar womoii have the good sense to preserve the natural size of their feet. In other respects they dress nearly as the Chinese, and paint their faces white and red in the same style. The dwellings of tho Chinese bear a curious resemblance to tno remains of the Roman habitations disinterred from the ashes of Poinpeii. The magnificence of the mansion is estimated, in some measure, by tho ground it covers and by the number and sizo of tho courts and buildings. The apartments of the Ckmcso are by no means THE WEIK&Y BEHJSMC. A Bear T??ii Thin journal ban been enliiasd, ?SM?tB printed on paper of a superior quality. 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C BO full of furniture as ours, and in this respect they hnvA r?utnhn(l a noint of luxilTV far short of our own people; however, they are the only people of Asia who use chairs; these resemble the solid and lumbering pieces of furniture which were in fashion more than a century ago, as described by Cowper: "But restless was the chair; the back erect Distressed the weary loins that felt no ease; The slippery seat betrayed the sliding part That pressed it, and the feet hung dangling down." Cushions, with hangings for the backs, are sometimes used of silks or English woollens, generally of a scarlet color, embroidered in silk patterns by the Chinese women. Near the chairs are commonly placed those articles of furniture which the Portuguese call cuspadores, or spitting-pots, rendered necessary by the most intemperate habit of smoking. The disagreeable noise that attends the clearing of the throat and fauces of the poison inhaled by this bestial practice is perpetual among the Chinese, and makes one enter feelingly into the complaints of many of our transatlantic visitors in regard to similar habits among ourselves. ..... j "The Old Woman."?It was thus, a few days since, we heard a stripling of sixteen years designate the mother who boro him. By coarse husbands we have heard wives so called occasionally, though in the latter case the phrase is more often used endearingly. At all times, as commonly spoken, it jars upon the ear and shocks the sense. An "old woman" is an object of reverence above and beyond almost all other phases of humanity. Her very age should be her surest passport to courteous consideration. Tho aged mother of a grown-up family needs no other certificate of worth. She is a monument of excellence, approved and warranted. She has fought faithfiilly "the good fight," and come off"conqueror Upon ^1" on aim thft mfl rl(R ftf thfl coll flict in ail its furrowed lines. Tho moat grievous of the ills of life have been hers; trials untold and unknown only to God and herself she has borne incessantly; and now, in her old age?her dutydone, patiently awaiting her appointed time?she stands, more truly beautiful than even in youth, more honorable and deserving than he who has slain his thousands, or stood triumphant upon the proudest field of victory! Young man, speak Kindly to your mother, and even courteously'?tenderly of her! But a little time, and yo shall see her no more forever! Her eye is dim, her form is bunt, and her shadow falls graveward! Others may love you when she has passed away?kind-hearted sisters, or she whom of all the world you may choose for a partner? she may love you warmly, passionately?children may love you fondly; but never again, never, while time is yours, shall the love of woman be to you as that ot yon old, trembling, weakened mother has been. In agony she bore you?through purling, helpless iiifancy her throbbing breast was your safe Crotection and support?in wayward, tetchy boyood, she bore patiently with.your thoughtless rudeness, and nursed you safely through a legion of ills and maladies. Her hand it was that bathed your burning brow, or moistened the parched lip; nor eye that lighted up the darkness of wasting nightly vigils, watching always in your fitful sleep, sleepless by your side, as none but her could watch. Oh! speak not her name lightly, for you cannot live so many years as would suffice to thank her fully. Through reckless and impatient youth she is your counsellor and solace. To a bright manhood she guides your improvident step, nor even then forsaKes or forgets. Speak gently, then, and reverently, of your mother; and when you, too, Bhall be old, it shall, in some degree, lighten the remorse which shall be yours for other Bins, to know that never wantonly have you outraged the respect due to "old women." A Negro Veteran.?Few persons, we think, have travelled in Texas who nave not heard of Thomas Savoy, alias Black Tom, alias the Special Citizen of Bexar county. He was by trade a barber, but by inclination a soldier, and his history is intimately connected with the warlike part of that of Texas. He was much fonder, too, of the company of white men than of that of persons of his own color. Tom was a native of Maryland, then a citizen of Washington, D. C., then a resident of Mississippi, whence he emigrated to Texas, at the beginning of the revolution there, with a company ' 1?' v;. ...A, in kin nocket. Ot Mississippi vululllccib, hid iuvi ... jr , and a gun on his shoulder. Thoy joined General Houston a short time after the battle of San Jacinto, but Black Tom's subsequent conduct as a soldier elicited the praise of his hard-lighting comrades and superior officers. The year 1839 was distinguished in Texan annals by the expedition under Jordan to Saltillo, to assist the treacherous Canalcs in hie armed Federalist attempt against the Mexican anti-Federalists. He betrayed his little band of Texan allies, but they and their gallant leader gave the united Federalists arid State Rights Mexican army two as thorough consecutive drubbings as they ever received, and then returned leisurely heme without interruption. Black Tom was one of Jordan's men, and if he had little occasion or time to use his razor, he made up for it by a skilful handling of his offensive weapons. In 1842 Gen. Woll invaded Texas with a Mexican army, and got a good boating at the battle of the Salado. Tom was in the midst of it, and was wounded. He participated in several subsequent conflicts with the Indians, fighting bravely as usual. He followed his old Texan comrades under Taylor's banner, and hurried along with them into battle at Monterey. He was also in the memorable struggle at Bucnn Vista. Black Tom then returned to Texas with the Kentucky volunteers, and after that San Antonio became nis headquarters. Ho was, of course, a general favorite, and lived like a lord; but the wandering spirit that ton years' advonturcs in Texas had made second habit with him, would now and then break out, and Black Tom would be missing. The next thing heard of him he was at a frontier post or far up m tire Indian country, in the midst of danger. /-v.. !-- it "Wimi, ?i,? Knrlir nf ? man was V/Il l-IH- U11UCJUII UlillllU tuw uvuj V. ? found two miles west of San Antonio. A coroner's inquest was held and a verdict returned of "Came to his death from cause unknown." The hody was that of old Tom !?.V. 0. Pkauunr. The fact that Madame Alboni was recently married in France is explained. When she was in this country she was. as Chnwls Yellowplush would say, "married to all intcnce and porpoees," and had been for years. But in France there is a civil marriage to in; attonded to before any contracts based 011 or having any connexion with the marriage relation can have force. Madame was married to Count 1'cpoli hy a priest, and it became necessary in Franco to be married again by a magistrate, in order to effect certain business operations.?Springfield Republican. Widow, Wife, Maid.?An instance has re cently occurred in Cincinnati, in which a lady was a maid, a wife, and a widow, all in ono day. Mrs. Connell, wife of the man who was so cruolly murdered on Front street, had married her husband on the morning of the same day on which the fatal affray occurred. At morn a maid, at noon a wife, at evening a widow!