OLD SERIES, VOL. XVI, NO 30.
PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS CAROS,
Attorney rt Law,
-- . Ik.
GRiiKN J. ( LARK,
ATTORNEY AN? O.‘JNSELLOR AT LAW,
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
march 28. *SB
A. J. Ward. L. C. Southmayd
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..
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’.
t'Jijolcsa'c Dealer in
DRY G?93S nAPRWARE.
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,
» VAN 1U \RK.
... . • •••.- f- e ;... tv of..th-
■» r . to order and
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.,
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
The utv, elrgaut, light dnngt and fast running
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>
»U received and for sale bv
i<l»,’M JNO HENKT WILLIAMS *Co
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.
WE WOK EL LOO.N,
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 .
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,
Drugs, lUcdirin***, ('iieinicalx, Dye
('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 |
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
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
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
T* H rgM" " MAILOua. LM “ „
g^AogN TS aga. ,
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
Fill THE RAPID CURE OK OOE j.
Colds, Coughs, and 9
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.
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.
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
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.
< N assortment of Fancy Goods, ji: t received in j
7 b. twentv iiav.* lion* Philailelpliia by
april 2" *SS. W ARD a SOUTHMAYD. |
■ 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.
DOZ. hor- and mule luunes, received and
for -ale by
april2.’sß. WARD «fc SOUTHMAYD.
2/ If it A POUNDS cotton yam assorted Nos, ’
’ received per steamer Resolute, and
for sale by-
march 26,*58 WARD <t SOUTHMAYD.
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. ’
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.
4 DOZ*. Texas saddle trees, reeriv*d per steam -r
Hickman, and far sale bv
■ ril • ’SB. W A RD’ <fc SOUTHMAYD.
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.
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
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
“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 !
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
. 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 !”
“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
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
The clean quill; all made by my visa,
from a dairy of forty cows only two churn
But what make* it *o different color*! said
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 «.,* •(
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;
“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.
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