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OLD SERIES, VOL. XVI, NO 30. PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS CAROS, HENRY WILCOX, Attorney rt Law, -- . Ik. GRiiKN J. ( LARK, ATTORNEY AN? O.‘JNSELLOR AT LAW, Greenwood, Ark., WILL practice in th* United State* Court, and all the court* in the 4th Judicial District. Collec ■inM* in any of W e*»mi Z rkun*a«, Cherokee, Cjxrtaw. Chicksaw, Creek and Semioele uaU.He, ei tru.ted to my care, will he promptly attended to and the money turned over. leb. 12, "57. a. r. thomasox. John t. arxrnurt. THOMASOX & HIM FUREYS, Attorneys at Law, Van Bnren, Arkansas, Office on Main street, opposite the Court House. march 28. *SB A. J. Ward. L. C. Southmayd BLOCK. WARD cfc SOUTHMAYD, EAGLE EUILDHTGS, MAIN STREET, VAN BUREN. ARKS., WboWlr and Retail ’.halers In ••’H kind* of lie:* ch AIJ DISB. January 1 *t, jjtv. uexrt. n» «. u tLuiASi**. h v. tayi.or JNO. HENRY, WILLIAMS & CO.. [SUCCESSORS TO] Henry, CiiiiniaKliam & Co. Forwarding A (oamissiou Merchants, AND WHOLESALE dealers is ®r«eerU«. Vrj Good* nnd Averted Merchandize. Van llurcn, Ark. March 1 Ib.V’. (■EGRGII AKb’HX, t'Jijolcsa'c Dealer in DRY G?93S nAPRWARE. Maia Street, VAN BUREN. ARK . ; L IA NC 11, V4W IXVi OH \ r'ri*». Cazier in Family t.recrries. Boat Steres. Dry Goods, Hardware, Ac. june 8, ’55. FELIaIIEK A* GRAF, WATCH MAKERS AND JEWELERS, Main Street, » VAN 1U \RK. ... . • •••.- f- e ;... tv of..th- • ■ r n ■» r . to order and >5 urn •u2’Drl) tEd. W. SEU’LITIK MAKVFACTUREK a dealer jn all kinds of Saddles. Harness. Saddle Tree*. Weed and Iron Mlrraps, Saddle and Carpet Bag*. Valises, Horse and Male Collar*. Whips, Spurs, Bridle Bitts, Nc., MAIN STREET, Van Buren, Arkansas, A\ T OI’LD n »pvet fully inform hi* frien I- and tin- V « pulriic ten. rally, that !><■ ha.* <«i ham! and i" prepared to aceomuM.date thviti w ith tl:e latest and m<*t apjirvved styles i>f Kiddle**,; and also pr ■pared 'o furnish harness of every dewripti *u, such A* carriage, buirirv, -t:qo*. cart, dray and wagim liar ■*«•. Tiie also'.- article* he keep* conrtautly on k»od. and will *.-!i them on as reasonable t«-nn.s a* in 1, ‘ ~wh-re in th" State. He hatter* hmis.if .uit the best of w.ukmeii am! ma terial*. lie can ,■ us* any and all jh.Ts.«»s wjy: may faeor him with a call. fsy~.l"h work «t<n>e with n> atm — and d.qwJcli. apiil 16, ’SS. For Feme Bluff, Utile Boek, Yau Hurt’ll and Fort Mziilli. r PHE V. S. Mail I’ack-t Steamer fC<Llb 1 IREME, JN<>. D. ADAMS, Mama. This jd-.s.did pa--t-uz. r and freight p.ick •t I. now beimr built in Cincinnati, expressly for She Arkansas river mail trade, will leave that l*>rt on « about the l»4 of July, for the above places nod all intermedia! .* landings. All orders addressed to Capt. J. D. Adams, care of Dean «t H«B. Cincinnati, will be filled. jane 18, 'SB-lf. Hew Orleans mid Arktui*a» Kiv er Fsu-kct. The utv, elrgaut, light dnngt and fast running StUMMT, LITTLE KOCK, JENKS BROWS Master, ST? t fc WILL ply a* a regular packet Is-twoen N. w Orleans ami all points < <> the Ar kansas nv, r uui;.ig the seasen. Foe freight or jias*ag.- app> on l.iard or to the ngeot, »f the boot. march IV, 'SB. A Superior Tent \ 7 ’’ *er* <’f the fair sex, capable i ‘.-fv. oi: comfortably, M e- . juM i. o GEO. AUSTIN. Horse A ails. jOOO ft> genuint Gussie's nails in S 5 lb bags BSO ft American burse dioe nails in W B> bones, »U received and for sale bv i<l»,’M JNO HENKT WILLIAMS *Co Xrhansas Inhllwmtr. CRxIWFORD HOUSE, Still Alive. ur) der*igned would respeethilly an noui.ee to his friends ami customers that i, e ] IIUS jugt received from the east, a large assortment of the best liquors ever brought to this market, which he is selling cheap for cash.— Also fresh oysters, lobster*, sardine*. Scotch herring. s<-gars of the most choice brands, chewing tobacco, There i* attache.! to the bar room, a splendid bil liard saloon and ten pin alley, which is ■ ow ready for tiie reception of those who may favor me with a call. Come one, come all. BILL POWELL, april 29,’54-tf WE WOK EL LOO.N, Tain Street, Van Bnren, Arkansas. / A THE undersigned would give notice to sj *# all those desirous of drinking Wewokee Water, pure from the Fountains of Old Bourlxxi, (oiie’glass of which is warranted to pos ses* more virtue than all the Holv water in Priest dom seven .time* l les-ed by the Pope.), that they kei-p the article in its unadulterated state, and feel ih'-irous of serving their customers as formerly mixed or uninixed, punched, cocktailed or strait in quantities to suit the taste and con-titutioii of elicit and every individual. Come therefore all ye tluit thirst and cpiench it in th-- fcritains of life whose (towers of incautatiou is tin- soul of j<>v. DICK .t JO. R. S. ROBERTS. MANUFACTURER 9 F TIX AM) SHEET . Main S: VAN BUREN. ARK. kind* of iobbinsr «i* » < in hi- lino of Lu -iiw uifh nn>; > *:«t«*h, in workman- like manner and according S» r*ier. april 24. ST. L. C« WHITE, DEALLK IX Drugs, lUcdirin***, ('iieinicalx, Dye Stuff*., Ac. ('OUNTRY traders and phv-iciaiis*'supplied at low price-. Also for sale flavoring extracts, ■ ■ ii hair, ei- ■' and tontn l.iu-hes, -pices of all kin is. corn -ta’cb. -•> ! a. ,v n?ot, ite. Al-*i the patent medic:.: —>u jan. 2’.», ’SB FAMILY GROCE i!.Y. r ? ’-y »!?«””:* Ss«»r<- . COTTS! ELL A 3* : -■ UC tiC I>ETi'HN th.-ir -:i <• ret'nr-;.’-- # >c- ! * K and cii-i-.m. «.- f.-r , I. •• ! upon t' .t. ' . t of Mr.in ».:■■■. ill b. rl. - v - i h . t - atU-nd to the v . to-: .:= an t ci.-tomer*. I . nddetiou to our f >ri:.e; "k *•• : have just r . .red — Uice, coflee and molasses. Common and table salt. Teas and Sugar, Mustard, vinegar, pickles and sauces, Soda, veast powders and spice*. An assortment of soup*. Jar*, jug* and pitchers. Chewing and smoking tolme.-., Table cutlery, dry goo Is, Boot spires, etc. ['jr ’Fr. -h meat, principally mutton, will lx- kil led ever* dav to ,-upply tho-v who may want it. I’r-.c i-ioto geiieralh alway* kept on hand by june 1,’58-tf COTTRELL ct KELLER. .■kew Mt.mstcr Clotliiug. - s ALAS’. l\*>r Yorick, there are more tliingson ,34 earth th..iimen dream of in their I’liilosophies. 1 J Co’tie and -e<‘ the beautiful stock of summer gissis for men and !*>v’s wear, exhibited in the store ofS. J. ADLER and you will not alone lie sur prised ..t the variety, -iqs-ri irity of his clothing, but al*<> lie a-tmii-hed at the lor,-rates he sells them far. He -till n-lhc-r. -t■ !- - M i axiiie S.•••. ill prof- j it* ami quick .-ale.-.*" His s c »:i ot-uf*.ll sorts of | Coat*. Vest*. Shirts. Hoseiry. Hats, caps, ami a g>xsl assortment of voiith s clothing, Ac. Conic au I examine our -pick. S. J. ADLEIL ; april 2*,*58. I NEW HAIRDRESSING AND SHAVING SA LOON. undersigne d would respectfullv inform the ■ I citizens of Van Buren and all sojourners in the • citv, that he lia* established him-. If in the eld Bu-h i house, <>p|Hn-ite the Wewokee Saloon for the pur- j po.-e of carrying on the above business in it* vari | ouslirinches" to the satisfaction of al! who will give me a trial. In connec ti<>n with the nlovc business, lie w ill bb-ed, cup and draw teeth, plug ami clean teeth, in the best manner at tire Slum-place. april 23, *SB. M. \ OUNG. HUGO. A* DAVIN HAS returned and mo*t r the citizens and strange' that he lias opened his PHOTOGRAPHIC ndUMo For n sJi»rt tin». over the wlic honl. house of Ward ! *t Sonthmavd, where lie is p.repared to take Pic tures in *<// th*- i’lbst styles of th.-art. Pictures of the largest size in framei and case* to the *rual! -st size locket, bn art pin, finger ring* and bracelets, taken in a few aacond* regardless of weather. — 51r. Davis flattc rs himself that from his lun f/ ex perience? in th" business; that he will be able to . [■lease the m<>st/»r*/"//oic*. fjr~llie public are invite <1 to call and examine specimens and stock, whether in want of [iktures or not. may2l,’sS-tf T* H rgM" " MAILOua. LM “ „ g^AogN TS aga. , KAPOLEOIf, ARKANSAS Boot* &* M>oe» , t , FIFTY «*** t" M,u •*** shoe* ju-t received F|L SL'T, ™ by . OEO* AUSTIN. ’ Star Candies. KA BOXES star caudles; SO 4 Ixrxc* do; 00 f DU boxes do. pHt received find for rale by june 4, 'SB ■’ EO AUSTIN AYER’S a, CHERRY GG Fill THE RAPID CURE OK OOE j. Colds, Coughs, and 9 Hoarseness. ujg VnxrmD, Mvc. 2C-th Dec, 1555. Dr. J. C. A r til .* I de. not tu-sitate to say ttic 1.-st remedy I leave ever found fur CouL'lis. Ifoamncss. Infiuenm. nnd the oou<*.ui>t»nt symptomanf aO>M,isyonr Onur PECTORAL. Its rwsvnt use in my practice and my family for the test tcui years has shown it to possess stipe r+< virtues L>r the treatment of them "" oompMuta. NPSN KNXtHT, M.B. A, B. MiJKTLKY, Esq, of Utica, N. Y„ writes: “ I hare a “- 1 your /VrtoruZ myself and in mv ftmilv ever since yon Invent'd It, and Iriieve it tha krat merfi.-iuo tor its ptin.we ever put out With a I tad cold I should sooner jwiy twenty five dollars for a botUe than do without it, or take any other remedy.** Croup, Whooping Congh, Influenza. SriuxariKus Miss. f ob. 7,1«56. A.ROTMrr. Attr: I will cheerfully certify yotrr lyctoral Is the best remedy we ttosseu for the curs of wboopinx couirli. croup, and the dies, diseases of children. IVe of your fraternity In the South appreciate your skill, and Couuucud yotlr uiedi. tue to our pi-opte. HIRAM CONKLIN, M. D. AMO3 LEE. Esq, Moxturt. Ta, writes,3.l Jan, 1858: M I hrul h tedious luflueiiw. which confine«) m® in doom •lx Wrt’kn; took many medicines without relief; finally tried your Ilrf'rra! by the advice of our clergyman. The first Jotw relieved the noreness iu my throat and lungs ; les* than otic half the Kittle made me completely well. V< u;.- lutnliciues are the cheapest as well km the best we can buy, and we esteem you, Doctor, auu your reined it***. m the poor man’s frieud.” Vksthuiu or Phthisic, nnd Bronchitis. Wsst Maxcukshb. Ps, Fob. ♦, ISSIi. Sir: Your Cherry i« performing tnarvelloua cure* tn fhiw Hcehou It has relieved aevernl from alann t • >ußumption, and iw now curing a man I unde) an affection of the lumrs for the y-nn. IIENHY L. PARKS, Murchant. a. KAXISKY, M. I).. Albio.v. Monhob 00., lowa, a rti s «pt. fi. 1«55 : “ During my practice of many years ! have found nothing equal tn ynur Cfcerry for giving e.-Me anti relief to couniuuplive patieuls w curing such ns are curable.” We might a<!d volumes of evidence, but the most eon vinc’ng proof of the virtue*of this remedy is foiuid iu its pffv. 5 upon trial. Consumption* Probably no one remedy has ever been known which ■ cured ao many and such tlangerona <*»*♦•** as this. Some ! no human aid can reach; but even to tiu»se the JYctural affords relief and comfort. Astor Horvt, Nbw York Cjtt. March 5, Doctok Aykr. Lowbix: I feel it a dutv and a pleasure to inform you what your Cherry l\cfnrai ha> -tone for my . wife. •She had been five months la!wiring under the dan* ' gerou.* symptoms of Conxumption. from which no aid we could procure gave her much relief. She was steadily fail- Ing. until Dr. Strong, nf this city, when* wo have eom* for ! s«!vire, recommended a trial of your medicine. Wt» bices ins kindm*ax, as we do your akiH; for she has recovered from that day. She is not yet as stn ug ax she used to be, but is fre< from her cougli, and calls herself weU. Yvuis with gratitude an<l regard, UIILANDO SHELBY, or Snr.Lurvimt. <bnr»rw»;»fi»Mr, do not «V xpair till you have tried Aybh* Pf.< *-h’.al. It h mmle by one of the beet in- di. • rid. ar ! ita cures all around us !>esp P vn tues — I'hiLatiiiyhMi Lf* 'gtr. er’s Cathartic Pills. * cf Chemistry and V- have been * * i their nfmewt to pni’nce t! i : • t. most ] erf t purgative which is known to man. Innumerable pre • are shown that these Pillm have virtues which surpn> * m excellence the ordinary medicine*, and tl*at they wb ur. i ' S illy upon th.* esteem of all men. They ar • H«m»t to t ’•> h’t j 'verfu 1 to cure. Their p. - ’ ti. sol th. ho ' > . purify the blood, ' ■ t*i * »«’»; -rrcj’gtn tc th- v. Li RVFtvm. t *>nly do they cure U«e ©very-;-.y ’. .plaints of very b>!y, 'ut also formidable and <1 ..u r i L • <-uit have bathed the best of human bkilL V Li. th< y produce powerful effect*, they are at the same time, iu diminished d<«es, the rmAml and beat pbysfc that can be employed for children. Reing sugar-coated, they are pfeaeant to take; and bring purely vegetable, are free from any risk of liarm. Cures have l-e»-H made which sun»a*H beNef wi re they not Fiib ntantiab-d by m» n nf such • xalted and ch.nmetnr aw to forbid the suspicion of untruth. Many eminent clergymen and j*hy«icianslMve lent their niinin tn certify to the public the reliabihty of my remedies, while others L ive *•* nt me the assurance of their conviction that my rreparatfof-s contrilmte tauaeneely to the relief of my afflicted, suffering fellow-men. Th.* Agent below nauied us pleaded to furnish gratis my American Almanac, containing directions for their use and certificates of their core*, of the following complaint’;: Ctwdivenow. IliHotis Complaints. Rhenmatiem, Dropsy, Ileurfbur:*. Ib-«da< he arising from a foul stomach, Nhu - a. Mmbid Inaction of the Bowels ai.d pain arising ih’ rrfroni. Flatulency. Loss of Appefita. nil Uh. r* i ous and Cutaneous Dineuses which reqnin* an evaeuaut I medicine, Scrofula or King's Evil. They al»o, ty purify- j ing t>*e blood and atimubiting the system, cure many i C'niplaints whkh it would imt t>e> suppoH<*d they conld | r tch. sn. has D .fur**. Partial Blindness, Neuralgia and . Ni tmius Irrita! illty. Derangements of the Liver and Kid- j my s. Gout, an-1 of iiAr kindred complaints arising from a ! low stale «»f the body or <»U unction of its functions. Do m-t lie put off by unprincipled dealers with some , other pill th**y n*ake more profit on. Ask for Ayer's | Pills, ami take nothing else. No other they can give j ynu compares with this in its intrinsic value or curative ; l>oww«. The sick want thu best aid there is for them, 1 and they should have it. Prepared by Dr. J. C. AYER, i Practical end Analytical Chemist, Lowell, Mazs. Iteics CIS. ricu Box. Fivz Bvxxs ZOR sl. SOLD BY Dr. L. C. W bite. Vno Buren, M. Mavcr* *t Bro*., i Fort Smith, Dr. E. E. McCoiiiiel, Clarksville, uiul by dval.T* in me«li<'ine everywhere. may 21, 'SB Honuet*. I A DIES anil Mi*s* a Bonnet*. Mi<“ - nial ehil- JilrHi- Flat-, all of the l:it«-.~t fa-hion, ju.-t re- Ceiveil I>y \V ARD *k SI 1U TH MAY D. april 23, *SB. Fmacy €.oo<ls. < N assortment of Fancy Goods, ji: t received in j 7 b. twentv iiav.* lion* Philailelpliia by april 2" *SS. W ARD a SOUTHMAYD. | **owdci*. ■ i' pout’s an 1 Hazard Mill’s powder; I bla-tino powder,received per steam er t itzhugh, and for ale bv ajMil 2.’5H WARD <fc SOUTHMAYD. Wood IlamcM. DOZ. hor- and mule luunes, received and for -ale by april2.’sß. WARD «fc SOUTHMAYD. Cotton Yarn. 2/ If it A POUNDS cotton yam assorted Nos, ’ ’ received per steamer Resolute, and for sale by- march 26,*58 WARD <t SOUTHMAYD. Ka<l«i!er« Material*. SKIRTING, haroeM and Iridleleather,bog skins, pad .kins, welting skina, enamelled leather, en amelled drilling, <fcc„ just received and for sale bv april 2, ’SB. WARD <x SOUTHMAYD. ’ ffjquorv. 1 U --T receive-' i r.«w svppjy of fancy and evn> ts r or Liq’-<-r*. by .«e:it:'.L<*at H. Fit -huglb n-.ay 1!, ■*. P. PERKINS. Saddle Tree*. 4 DOZ*. Texas saddle trees, reeriv*d per steam -r Hickman, and far sale bv ■ ril • ’SB. W A RD’ <fc SOUTHMAYD. Pow tier. IpIFTY k f ' Hi nt'.-:ud "Dupont’ powder, A 2 dozen c:ui : ..*t -r powd«-:-,ldr sale Uy may 15, 57 WARD A SOUTftjIAYD. llarucwM Leather. Q/N/N POUNDS eiv-Urn manufacture, just rn- Ov*Vr reived and far sale bv JNO. MKMXY, WILLIAMS A Co. mar 11, *SB “let every freeman speak UTS THOUGHTS.” A 7 AN BUREN, FRIDAY OCTOBER J fllisccllaiifous. A Short Patent Bcrnurn. BY DOW, JK. At tlxe request of brother S. M. Keer, (Phcenix Rancho, near lUuyor,) I will med dle with the following: "Wharde hen scratch dar she sjiec.’ to fine de bug.’* My Hearers: I am informed that a dark comnlexioned preacher, in Columbus, Ohio, once took the above for his text, and proved from it that our first parents ’fell out of an apple-tree into a mnd-hdle, which caused their first-born to be as black as your hat.— I am afraid that my colored eo-laborer has made much more out 'of it than I can, for, turn it over, set it upon end, lay it down aud sprawl it open— after all, this old rooster don’t find a great deal to pick at. In the first place, my brethren; I will pro pound a pious connundrum. Why are men watches ? must look in side of I them for their good "qualities, and judge of I them by their “works.” | Well my brethren, the work of rren and I women in general consiets, for the mist part, ! ' in scratching, and the prospect of z bucr is the incentive. You may notice, brethren, ! that whenever a hen makes a scratch, she al- ; ways gives a pick; but whether she gets a bug at every dip, is very uncertait. 1 ima gine not. Nevertheless, where she scratches there she expects to find a bug. Expecting is one thing, you Jnow, my friends, and finding another. You may turn over many a stone in this precaritus world, and find no bug, after all. I’hreiologically speekinS, the human head is one vast bump ! of expectation, and nothing else. There are various sorts of bugs, brethren. | in this buggy sphere. There ara big bugs, little bugs, tumble bugs, straddle bugs, hum- I nd bugbear*. But you needn’t scratch i - ’ much to find any of thes-, for they are ' ■' yvher.- thicker than skippers in a seven year' old elm -se. To find the bug vou so catnesflv desire ■ ■ | requires diligent scratching; . ! ' ■ ou don’t haiqxn to catch it, - .-m’ >rt yom*<-.t with the reflection lint, you put i the licks -i :t, it ought to have been j yours. It’ a via;..- :a ,a I ■ ’• < sec the shows, feeds her with tit-bits. .>ni •> her pretty calicoes, hi* title to a kiss is ch-ar nd indisputable—for “where the hen scratch- > es there she expects to find a bug.” The bug that you are all after, tny breth ren, is the gold-bug; but, alack-a day, how many of you scratch in vain; yet it is found in manure heaps, as well as in auriferous places. The farmer turns it up with his plow, I and the gardner with his spade; and yet | thousands keep scratching here and there without finding ’ary bu<>. A few years ago hundreds of you fell to I scratching at Kern river, expecting to find a mighty big bug. Well, you scratched, and i scratched, and scratched; and what did you i turn up at last ?—a monstrous humbug !— i Got frightened and scrabbled for home, a vast sight more buggy than you went —for I “where the ben scratches, there she expects j to find a bug.” And now you all waat to go to the Frazer river country; but there arc so many different | ways to get there, you are in quandary which to choose. It is like getting to Heaven.—• The Catholics insist upon going straight thro’ Purgatory—the Baptists go a roundabout way, but keep where there is plenty of wa ter, as they belong to the class known as amphiba— the Presbyterians think their road the safest although rather hot—the Uni ver balists declare theirs to be the most pleasant —while the Methodists shout “Halleluyah,” and scare up rabbits, as they journey upon the good old Jordan route. But when you are once there (at the diggings I mean—for I am not sure that you will ever reach the other place) one stands just as good a chance as another—and I don’t know but a little better. You all have about an equal amount ' of hope, if not pluck, and each will probably 1 pitch in and dig with ail the energy of a ter- * rier at a gopher-hole —for “where the hen scratches, there she expects to find a bug.” Let mo make another application of the text, my brethren. Beware of an oily-ton gued, sycophantic friend—who is ever too ready to do you a small favor, —who profes ses a willingness to serve you at all times — who praises you as the fox did the crow; for, while he is thus “quizzing” himself into your good graces, he has a sly eye upon your purse —yourself forgetting for the moment, that “where the hen scratches she expects to , find a bug.” My friends: how uneasy is the immortal mind in its pent-up prison of delay ! How j t seems t. exult in its freedom ) while wing i ing its way to yon aszure fieldsjof light and j glory, or wandering amid the gn-en old bow ers of the past, where none but itself is per mitted to roam I What, then, must be its delight when forever released from its thral dom of flesh, and uo longer dependent upon bread, beaf and potatoes! Tb« day will come, when liberty, such aa mortals have never yet known, will bn blieefally realised in an eternal sphere, where where ~• ■ “where the hen eeraichea, there she experts to find a bag.” So mote it be I— Golden Era. “The Mother of Waters.” Lieut. Habersham, in bis letters from Chi i na to ths Philadelphia’Ledger, asserts that the Mississippi river, .which we call the “Fa ther of Waters,” is "not to be compared to the Yangtae-Kiang river, to which he applies the name of “Mother of Waters.” In proof of this, he compares the width and volume of the two streams: The Mississippi opposite New Orleans is | not ruite six Ji und red yards wide,'with a mean depth of feet, and a mean uclocity of ae.-»»ly one aud a half miles per hour. Thus a body of watermens and a half miles long, six hundred 'yards wide, and ono hundred feet thick is driven into the Gulf of Mexico every hour. more than one hundred miles from the mouth of the Y'ang tse-Kiang (the'Son’of the Sea( is located the city of Kiang-Yin. The river here is 1,900 yards wide, has aa average depth of ninety nine feet, Jmean velocity- of two miles per hour. Thus we have, he remarks, a bo dy of water two miles long, nineteen hundred ' yards wide, and'ninety-nine feet thick, hour- I ly urged into the bosom of the Yellow Sea. Compare this the k first, and it will be found to be almost double Were the lengtlTof the great Chinese wa ter course only known the comparison might be completed; but that cannot be until the interior of is”opencd to the world.— , Its estimated length is three*thousand three hundred miles. Lieutenant Habersham esti mates that the waters of the Yang-tse Kiang ! remarkable quantity'of about thirty three and a third per cent, of sedimentary matter. According to | this estimate 1,986,330,000 cubic feet of mud i is hourly transported to the sea by'this river. | Il secins quite*incredible, _l>ut as the earthly matter discharged by the Yang-tse Kiang colors the waters at its mouth, giving to them the name of the Yellow Sea, besides forming immense flats, the amount must be very large. Th» Yang-tse-Kiang, however, bears no bet ter comparison with the Amazon, than, ac lii’/ to Lieut. Habersham, tha'Mississippi d • ■ t the Chinese river. The Amazon, which is the largest rive;- n the world, is one thousand seven hundred aud sixt-. • . e miles ■n s:■ ’ '* direct tine, or, it* .i il* four thousand nides, while : four . :c’dr d miles from ths Atlantic it is more than a mile in width, and lias a veloci- j ty of three and a half miles per hour, and in I mi<l current no bottom is found with twenty j fathoms or one hundred and twenty feet.— ■ This'noble’river, with its tributaries, is eati- j inatedfto afford fifty thousand miles of inland navigation. . u'/ ? luf.iient.— On the home of one ot our New York ..t. . Livi-rp--,i pa.*k ets, she being crowded with emigrants, that ‘ awful scourge, the ship fever, broke out.— I The carpenter of the vessel, one of nature’s noblemen, and having on board his little son, a lad of some twelve summers, was one of the first victims. His shipmates sadly- inclos ed his Ivody in his hammock, and having read over him the buriaUservice, and attached to his feet a grindstone for the purpose of sink ing it, committed it to the embrace of old ocean. The poor boy, filled with grief at the | loss of Lis natural protector, sprang overboard, and before hr 'could be rescued he was be- , ydnd the reach of human aid. On the day following the burial, a large I shark was noticed in the wake of the ship, I and as it was almetiUcalm, the sailors asked permission to catch it, which was readily I granted by the captain. Having precured a hook and attached a chain and line, and bait ed it with pork, they cast^it"overboard, and ! soon had the excited pleasure of hooking the monster, and with the aid of the windlass j they hauled the writhlinj mass on board.— ; As it lay on the deck in its death struggles, the sailors heard a singular rumbling noise, that seemed to proceed within the dying cap tive. Taking a ship-axe, they soon cut their way into the now dead fish, and to their great surprise, found that it had swallowed the car penter, grindstone, aud boy, and that the I former, who had swooned, had rigged up the grindstone, and, with the assistance of the boy to turn it, was just grinding his jack-knife to cut his way out Huaierw/n.—“Did thee receive my remit tance, Natbon my son !” “Yes, father.” “Then why didn’t thee buy a new coat ? Thy present onejs certainly very fragil.” “Why tlio fact is, that I have left all my money in the bank at New Orleans. “Ah ! thy economy is certainly commend able. In what bank did thee deposit ?” “I do not exactly remember in which, fa ther—l know it was a gor.d one, as it had a scriptural name. It was—um, let me see— it was the Pharaoh Bank, I think.” “Son, banks are unsafe, nov, and thee had better send for thy money immediately.”— Nathan took a coughing spell. Julius Caesar Hannibal, giving an ae count of bia tea voyage, aays: “All dapae aeagmm was now heaven, and aa if dat wasn’t enough, de captain give order* for the ship to hearo too, and sbe hove too.” To Ascertain the Weight of Live Cattle. Experienced drover* and butcher* arc in the habit of buying cattle, eatimating their weight on feet. From long observance and practice they are enabled to ctwne very nearly to the actual weight of an animal: but many ' of them would be meat apt to err, if at all. ou the right side; while the lees exj>erienced farmer always stands the greatest chance to j get the worst of the bargain. To such wo would recommend the fel’owing rule to a»- ' certain the weight of cattle, which is said to approach very nearly tire truth in most cases. : The proof cf this to th* satisfaction of any 1 farmer is easily determined at most of the annual fairs, where scales are erected, aud at numerous other points in tha country. Rile a string, put it around the j breast, stand rqaare just behind the shoulder blade; measure on a rule the feet and inches the animal is in circumference; this is called the girth, then, with the string, measure from the bone of the tail which plumbs the line ' with the Linder part of th* buttock; direct th* line along the back to the fore part of the shoulder blade; take tha dimensions on the foot rule as before, which is th* length, and work the figures in the following manner:— Girth of the anitnal, say fl feet 4 inches, i length 5 feet 3 inches, which multiplied to- . §ether, makes 31 squata superficial feet, and ; that tnuit j : *d by 24 (the number of p..urn's allowed to r ich sup* rfi-T.al to t of catlln I measuring lea- th;..; 7 1 • 1 m tha:. t in girth) make* 713 pounds. V, hen the ani mal measures h*ss than 9 and more than 7 ; feet in girth, 31 is the number of pounds to each superficial foot. Again: suppose a pig I or any small beast should measure 2 feet in girth, and 2 along the back, multiplied toge- ' ther makes 4 square feet, that multiplied by 11, the number of pounds allowed to each square foot of cattle measuring less than 3 feet in girth, makes 44 pounds. Again:— suppose a calf, a sheep, Ac., should measure 4 feet 6 inches in girth, and 3 feet 9 inches . in length, which multiplied together make i 15 j square feet; that multiplied by 16, the | number of jiouuds allowed to cattle messing less than 5 feet and more than 3 in girth, | makes 265 pound*. The d'mensions of girth, aud length of h*ra«*d eaf.le, sheep, calves ; and hogs, may be exactly taken iu this way, as it is all that is necessary for any computa tion, <■ any valuation of stock, and will an swer exactly to the four quarters, sinking , offal. The rule is so simple that any man with a bit of chalk can work it out. Much | is often bvt to farmers by mire guess work ' in the weight of their stock, and this plain rule is well worth their attention. — Valley Secret History of the -U<Zi ation of Jl7Z liam Ilf King of Holland.— The Philadel 1 phia 1 ‘ress, speaking of the statement that I the King of Holland is about resigning his I crown in favor of his son, says: The journals do not mention w hy he should do this, but we are informed that the facts are as follows: His Majesty is now 41 years I old, and married the Princes* Sophia of Wur tumburg at th* aga of 22. lie has been a bad husband—so bad, indeed, that he even i gave apartments to a favorite, in the same palace with his wife. Suspicious that bis fa ! vorite was frail as she was fair, he went into ! her chamber unexpectedly, nnd found her enjoying the society of ou* of his nobles, who also held rank in the Duch army. Further, it is reported that, in a sudden paroxysm of rage and jealousy, the King drew his sword and plunged it in the heart of his more fa vored rival. Sine* that period, it is said that the Queen has beau wholly separated from him, and that the anger of the people as well as of the nobility, on account of his foul d«ed, has culminated to that point where, to pre vent being disposed, he has consented to ab dicate. Well Enough for a Wife. — An old Dutch firmer just arrived at the dignity of justice of i the peace, had his first case of marriage.— I He said first to the man: “Veil, you tants to be married, do you J— j Veil, you lovesh dis woman so goct as . n. woman yo Lave ever »*en ” ‘‘Yes,” an*- • red th* mar Then to the woman: “Veil, do you lovesh d:s man belter as any man you have ever seen)’’ She hesitated a little and he ret ate<l: “Veil, veil, do you lik* him sl veil as to be hia wife’” “Yes, yes,” she answered. “Veil, dat ish all any reasonable man could expect. So you are marrit; I pronoun* o you man and wife.” you want to buy a real lot of Gut ter? said a Yankee Notion Dealer, who had picked up a load at fifty different places, to a Boston merchant. What kind of butter is it ? asked the buy er. The clean quill; all made by my visa, from a dairy of forty cows only two churn ings. But what make* it *o different color*! said the merchant. Darhatiou ! hear that now. I guoee you wouldn’t ax that question if you’d eee my cows, for they are a darned sight speckelder than th* butter is. Terms $2 Per Annum in Advance. NEW SERIES, VOU V, NO How ho Felt. Arter a while*tlw kissin an foclin nil over, an we all j>itched in too thc'goodi*". au •f ever 1 saw sweetnins* tty, 4 it wa**then; let till I like too a popped, and every bodv else dun thar l-ost. About ten o’clock they all left, and sum es the boys ses, “Peter'wen’t you go home with us” an all sech devi.u uv . me. till I hardly noed wlint* to doo or whar to U c * Arter they all left, thar I sot bi my self till a nigger gil cums'to the deor. and see, “M.-iss l’eter, A Miss Sal’s a waitin for vou." bar is she ? ses I. “She’s in her room.” says she— * r W ell, tell her te eomu down," ses I, “I’m ready to go xny'whar sk«. wants." “But sc* she, “she’a in bed.” “Oh, yes," ses I L I forgot, but ses I, “its erly yet, ain't it." She see 1 waa skeered, an begin a sniggeriri, I tell I picked up my hat and fullered her, tell she cum to adore, an ses “That’s yore room.” My hart jumped up to my throat, as I nocked at the dore, but no body answered, I nocked agin, an then a gittiu desprit, I opened it, and jee- whilikins, the cold chill* run over me tell I felt like some body was a pullin a ceder bush up and back—that w.a Sal fast asleep, (or pretendin like, as I found out) and the caudle a shinnin as lite a* Jar 1 stood some time fevkin inity foolish, an then puts tny hat on a ch*or—n*xt I drawi mv cote off; it w.iw mity hard to git efF then I shed my jacket, an the balfanc* ofnv. hsr nes*, tell f cum to my boot*, and es T siw a pair of tite boot*, them «.,* •( ‘ I mgh cum oil, na ha pnm hi I d Sal apt •ye, so 1 blose the hte out, gits my bu t- < ' and then but it ain’t no body's bizness, solshant tell any more Well I've tnde marryin suin time, an muet sav that arter a feller gits ust too it. it ain’t a’Lad thing, in fact 1 silo sofise as fellers: Marryin is a good thing, it is a great thing, as Aunt Jane sc., a great iustitushion, (how she noes 1 oui’ tell, for shu never Lad a chance to try.) ItN guci for every body— An you old 1 marry, it will make you young, (for you’ll d;- trvm to pear so.) Ar you you young it’ll make you old—ln fact it is sooted* to e” y and en ny body. Its a ten rale fence that «o»>etv has IruiU up t«o d«ep folkrs ll; a uv good behavior, »ji tho I’ve Lad my b] < an downs in it, au no all about it, still I say Hooray for marry. He was a Stranger to Her.—To c whoh are termed ‘ simple minded people," udom a curiously innocent mod* ofeipr*a.«. sionnlly, which come* so near ar! at ; •« as to render its simplicity doubtful: W * heard of a young married couple from tha country, of course—n ho recently attended an exhibition of “Disseising View ’ The bride .being pretty, attracted the atten tion of a stylish looking city gent, who han pened to occupy the sam<« seat with the twa.ii. During th* exhibition, the audience part of the hall being already obscured, by some ac cident the light was entirely extinguished. 1 ending its recovery, which occupied some little time, the city gentleman (perhaps acci dentally) gently pressed the hand of the bride, who was too much alarmed to offer re-ist ance. This lohl act was followed bv a bold er, certainly not accidental, for the citv Lath ario absolutely ki«sed the bride! 1 hi* was too inuco, and th* young wife resolved to toll her husband, which she did, whau the follow ing whispering colloquy too place; “John.” “What!” “This feller Lera’s kissing me.” “Well,” said John, who was a little shy of the citizen, “tell him to quit.” “No, John, you tell him.” “Tell him yourself.” “No, John, I don’t like to; you tell him. The gentleman’s a perfect stranger to me!” A good Answer.— A gentleman somewhat noted for a vein of humor, was riding some years ago in a stage in New Hamp shire. Among his companions were a num ber of gentlemen whose black coats and whit* cravats bespoke their cleric..! profession - Tlie < <>nver-ation turned i::*,n | ht .<- a -i afterward* upon its merits! >• the institution of slaxcrc. T ec ■ -i c es what is ternMd th* c- nserratde *<_■ The principal spokesman ; i, against the auti-slavery lead m, * Mr. Garrison in |-articular, for agitating u* question so far away from the region mo*t interested. “If he wants to attack the evil," •aid he, “why does he not go where he can make some imprison upon it—where it ex ists! hy does he squirt bis little engine st n fire which is blazing a thousand mile* off." The reverend gentleman chuckled heartily *t tliis sally, and the speaker lacked around • h a triumphat air. Th* person first nam. though an eminent judge, was plainly drew 1, and had few external attractions. The ext t ing clergy maa turned upon him as he st silent on the front seat, and asked him w it “he thought” about it. “You. gen tie m« ~" said the judge, “appear to be clergymen Tow object ia to battfe againat sin, and t overthrow Bataa’s kingdom. Now if that yoor object, why do you stay among deci Chrietian people! Why, in the devil’s na. don’t you goto bell!” There was no- * much laughing at that reply as aright ha,e been supposed.—Jßaefoa Atlas and Bet.