Newspaper Page Text
rirrusiiED every tiiursdavbv -
MORRILL & STAFFORD- TERMS OF SUBSCWPTK) ,r onn iV.ADVAACt; OR 3, PER AiNM -M. ' TE YEAR I, AT THE r-. VT, . rLV ADVERTISER . and others who ad vertn-e re;rti- -jy frhy' e(1fbur squares (40 lines,) renewable at l(rlrMill''','J r annum, payable Quarterly. Extra j i-a-i:rp. .vjlliale for all a dveriisinj- over these limit, fhir- "" B)jv run r disconnected with the regular "'"'.'.'of th' advertiser. Each advertiser at the time of i,-.rt- rauiredto designate an equal qiantiv rf"I"a'i rii'-einent t") bo discontinued, or the whole wifl i ccoiisiuf-'tdan lrharctl accordingly. r 7- I'rotVs-ional and Merchants Cards not exceedincr I;n , 1- month, 4 - .J 1 2,00 -h:.nt.t.r-v" ..... ..... x .. . " . 6 months 1 .n.ilitln. 5,(t0 a !,n,i,tratiir'i Notices.- 5,0O 'i. VN'F.'.T AnVKUTIi?KRS, will bft charge J for lOIme j Biioiinrin? candidates for office will be for Stat : li,(',ii,tv .$5, t be paid down or assumed by soiue --,n-i'de n.uu: in town. !1 peron-d r.mii.nnxil'.on-. will be rbarjreit double. N ,Uce of R( U rious Met tin-, &c, inserted gratis. Eetwr- t-- the Fublnher on the bn.-dr-ess oftbeoHire , b I'OST l'AII. to en-ure attention. JO; rR!.TI.(i executed promptly, and in the very -t n.anutr, fcr c-h only. . !n:mTTAi:s nv mail. l-KOM TTir. I'OST PIASTER CENERAL. 05 "A Post Master may enclose money in a h tier to the Publisher of a Newspaper, to pay the subscription of a third person, and franic the letter, if written hy himself " LIABILITIES OF THOSE WHO TAKE NT. Wti PAPERS H,, fit". '..'.-t.l v the Cnrtdeci'le, that any per-nn to h . i. -i 'r'n "'lit i- re-;l;,.n-i'.!e 6,r the paym. i.t, u be i ,.,-eue tli--' r, or m ike u-e of it even though be never -r. rr..d r;t. 1 1 i tint v in su h rant is not to take the r i.m r l out the oil: e or j l"ice whfreitis left, but to notify ih I'u'.b-iier thit in -d.- not wish for it. If paper arc - ft t i a l'o-t ;T"t. Store. Ta em, or oilier place, and are ta !! oit by the V r.-ia to whom they are sent, the i-t M-i-ler, Store orTa'.ern keeper, &,irepontiible for ; je y m lit tinb he iiniiit citnteiy pftves noliee to the I'ub ! -hi r thaitht are not taken from the oince or place where ; are -.ent. I'atrut fro'.t the P. 'ST OmrK Ff.rr;i.TioNS, p.aok skction lPJ: "In every iustnuce in which papers come ! nouroliice that are not taken out b- the person to whom ar. . ;it vr 11 will five immediate notice of it to the I'uVo-ht r. a hii'it tiic; reason, if Luown.whj the rmjxrs are ... ,t ? d.t -:i out." M!Ti!. Some -n' .rri'jrrs nwv not he aware of the a :. r itioii. Il will be seeii, that by rjrestin the '...- M:t-t.-r h' re they reside, to frank th'ir Utters enn : r- ur. i.: nf v, he ' ill do so upon leinj spti-f:: d that the b tter-j r .in notliinrr but wh -.t r-fer to the subscription. KOt; Kit BARTOW JOS. W. CHALMERS. ATTORNEY'S AND COrNSFLLOR'S AT LAW, Holly Snuxf;,-, JIi. STJLL practice in the. Circuit Courts of D: , V v4.ltl, Inllllln M-ir!.r.1L T.nfivotlp .Tin- ti:irt, l onmioc rum 1 lsir'iuiuo; tut; r "..iu i ii i t . . i .r i i r." 1 1 Court at Pontotoc, n.n-1 the Chancery court nt Holly frnrinirs out I tlio court of Appals at Jackson. -.Marcli -OHico in Holly Sprini:?. r. isir. ni-tt. rsy IIOJ.EY SPRIN;S, MISS. M..r. ntlr. .t . I.sMmir.. E. A. White. LANPIIIER &; WHITE, Vliole?a!e and Retail Druiririst-; ami Apothecaries, Dealers in S'aiiit. I.inMel, Ssreu, Train iinil Inrd 5Ii; Uhi Wztrv, tViisaow ;ins I"ay, Wnff". tlrais an 1 (f.rden Sttd. fjth S!ile Exchp.co Square,. MEMPHIS TENN. Ar ril !S1. PO.-IV. :i i re r' i i n Auction an I Commission and Wholesale Dn Gooth Merchant, "MEMPHIS, TEXN. SUI.S I'.VEPvY AVr.D-NESDAY-CASII ADVANCED ON' CONSIGNMENTS. ,i:ri-t 21,131-1. ' '"JAMES BOITD, Wholesale Dealer and Importer of art-tin Wine, Kr.iJie, C'ortH:il-s in, lintu, llarnnli Cjytr, Vet Isnlia I-'ruifc niul Fancy Groceries, ifce. fcc, . IfTeron Street. 3d door below the Commercial Hotel, MEMPHIS, TEXN. lrao-Ki Ale and Porter, by the barrel, Coitantly on haud .March 21, IS 15. 4-ly,. BY WYATT KITES, ' N. 77. Corner of the Public Stunre. HOLLY sritlXGSXlSS. Iirch 5. nl y HOLLY SPUING S KISS. April 10, nO-tf. ME3IPIIIS,- TENN. BY THOMAS G. JOIINSOX. (Late of the Exchange Hotel.) nsriHIS new and splendid House, with new Furniture throuschout is now owned. The Commercial Hotel w situated ' in the centre of t he husints!s Part of the city, near the bte'anr Boat Landing, in Andrews' tine block of build incs. The proprietor pledges himself to be ex celled bv no one, in his accommodations. Memphis, DC. 4, 1811, H-tf. ,mmm 4-5-5 f f TC fOTlCE is hereby given that we have chan- sed the stvle of the old firm and wish to close our old business as early rrs possible, and e hope everv man whose account stands open avail himself of the earliest opportunity to t lose the same. We cannot merchandise with ent ity. STRATTON & GOODLETT. ould return our thanks to oar cus- tomersTind solicit a continuance, of their patronage, e promise to sell Goods record ing to thetiraes, CHEAP for CASH, or to punctual men OQ a short credit. Call and give us a trial. & STRATTON, GOODLETT & CO. 'E have a larjo sunnW nfr: ommission House in Mi.:- .uti. wUl sell low for Cash. ZK2SVSS ion Stored with us. e Ct ri Holly $Tlng.l)cc.2o, mCxr ' YOL. IV. Indian Names. BY Mas. l H. SlCOVR'tEr. tt..w ran the red man be fonrotten. while o many of our tf,! anJ Ttrril.r6, bavs, laics ana rivers, are inueliiDiv stamped by names of their giving." Ye say they all have passed away That noble race and brave; That their lipjht canoes have vanished From off the crested wave ; That 'mid the forest where they roamed There rings no hunter shout; But their names is on your waters, Ye may not wash it out. ' 'Tis where Ontario's billow Like Ocean's surf is curled, Where strong Niagara thunders wake The echo of the world ; . Where red Missouri bringeth Rich tribute from the West, And Rappahannock sweetly sleeps On green Virginia's breast. Ye say their cane like cabins, ., That clustered o'er the vale, Have" fled away like withered leaves Before the autumn gale; But their memory liveth on your hills, Their baptism on your shore ; Your everlasting rivers speak : Their dialect of yore. Old Massachusetts wore it, Within her lordly crown, And broad Ohio bears it Amid his vountr renown : Connecticut hath wreathed it ' Where her quiet foliage waves; ' And bold Kentucky breathed it hoarse Through all her ancient caves. Waehuset hides its lincrerincr voice, Within his rocky heart. And Ailegnany graves its tone Throughout his lofty chart; Monadnock on his forehead hoar Doth seal the sacred trust, Your mountains build their monument, Though ye destroy their dust. ,J. Wi J. !,JWi lWIy.S.W.1) .' 'I &&BJVr!VlFja lltfin.-lLTl. IJMsV..ll HY FIRST AND LAST FIRE HUNT. HY THE AVTIIOH OF "MAJ. JOES S COURTSHIP. Samuel Sike-3 was one of the most invet erate hunters I ever knew. He delighted in no other pursuit or pastime, and though he pretended to cultivate a small spot of ground, yet so Inrtre a portion ot lus time WT's "SPC'nt lit" the TmfSUit of cunie, that hi agricultural interests suffered much for the want of proper attention. He lived a few miles from town', and as you passed his house, which stood a short distance from the main road, a few acres Of corn and a small natch of potatoes micrhi probably at tract vour notice as standinrr greatlT in need of a hoe; but the most prominent objects about Sam's domicil pertained to his favor ite pursuit. A huge pair oi antlers a, tro phy of one of his proudest achievements--occupied a conspicuous place on the gable end; some ten or a dozen tall fishing poles, though modestly stowed behind the chim nev,"projccted far above the roof of the lit tle" cabin: and 11 poii its unchinked walls ma il v a coon and deer skins were undergoing the process of drying. If all these did not convince you that the proprietor was a sportsman, the varied and clamorous music of a score of hungry looking hounds, as they issued forth in full cry at every passer by, could not fail to force the conviction. Sam had early found a companion to share with him hi3 good or ill luck, and thouuh he was yet on the green side of thir ty, he was obliged to provide for some five or six little tallow faced "responsibilities," so he not only followed the chase from choice, but w hen his wifewho hated 'fish erman's luck" icorse than Sam did a "miss" or a "nibble" took him to account for spending so many broken days, - Saturday afternoons, rainy days and odd hours, to say nothing of whole nights, in the woods, with out bringing home. so much as a cat-squirrel or -homey-head, his ready reply was, that he was "bleegetP to do the. best he could to "et meat for her and the "Childern."1 & The Fire Hunt Was Sam's hobby, and though the Legislature had recently passed an act prohibiting that mode of hunting, he continued to indulge, as freely as ever, in his favorite sport, resolutely maintaining that the kw was "uneonstitootional and agin reason." lie naa onenirniea me 10 accom- 1 . . . l i:. I UI pany mm, jusi w see now mur. iic wuiu shine u buck's eyes; and sucti were tne glowing accounts he had from time to time rivcn me of his achievements irl that way, that he had drffwn from me a promise to go with him "some of these tinies." I w as sitting one evening, after tea, upon the steps of the porch, enjoying the cool au tumnal breeze, when my friend Sam Sikes suddenly made his' appearance. He had come for me to go with him on a fire hunt, and w as mounted on his mule Blaze with his pan upon one shoulder and his musket on the other. Determined to have every thing in readiness before calling on me, he had "one to the kitchen and lit a few lisht-wood splinters, which were now blazing m his pan. and which served the double purpose of lin-htirx' him through the'enclosure, and of demonstrating to me the manner of hunting by night. As he approached the house, his licrht discovered me where I was sitting. "Good evenin', niaior," said he, "I've come out to see if you've a mind to take a ittle hunt to-night." . I believe not, Mr. Sikes " I replied, feel ing entirely to well satisfied with my pleas- - "PPvOTECTION".' TO ALL HOLLY SPRINGS, ant seat in the cool breeze, to desire to change it for a night. ramble through the woods "Not to-night, I thank you it looks like rain." , Oh, 'shaw, 'taint gwine to rain.Tio how and I'm all . fixed come, come alon?, ma i or. As he spoke, he rode close to the porch, and his mule made several efforts to crop the shrubbery that grew by the door, w hich Sam very promptly opposed. "How far are you going, Mr. Sikes?" I in quired, endeavoring to shake off the lazy fit which inclined me to keep my seat. "Only jest up the branch a little bit not beyant a mile from your fence, at the out side. Look at him!" he exclaimed in a louder tone, as he gave the reins a ierk. "Thai's deer a plenty up at the forks, and we'll have r'al sport. Come, you'd better go. and Why, look at him !' giving the reins another jerk at the same time that he sent a kick to his mule's ribs that might have been heard an hundred yards "and I'll show vou how to shine the eyes of a buck." As he sat in his saddle, persuading me to 'O, his mule kept frisking and turning in such a manner as to' annoy him exceedingly: Upon his leit shoulder he bore his blazing pan; and upon his right he held his musket, holding Ins reins also in his right hand; so tht any efforts on his part to restrain the refractory movements of his animal was at tended with much dilficulty. I had about made up my mind to go, when the mule evinced a more resolute determination to get at the shrubbery. "Whoa! wha, now! blast your heart now look at him! then might be heard a few good lusty licks. "Come, major, git your gun, and let's (will you hold up your head, voa 'bominable fool?) and let's take a little round it'll do you good." "As I only go to satisfy my cuiiosty, I'll not take a gun. You will be able to shoot all the deer we meet." "Well, any way you mind, major." We were about to start, when suddenly the mule gave a loud bray, and when I turn ed to look, his heels were high in the air, and Sam clinging to his neck, while the fire Hew in every direction.. The mule wheeled, reared and kicked, and still Sam hung to his neck, shouting "Look at him ! w boa ! will you mind! whoa! whoa, now!" but all to no purpose, until at length the in furiated animal backed to the low paling fence w hich Enclosed a small flower-garden, over which he tumbled Sain, pan, gun and all, together. : , When Sam hud disengaged himself, he discovered that the saddle-blanket was on fire, which had been the cause of the dis aster. .. , "Cus the luck,'? said he, "I thought I smelt something buruin'." Then addressing him self to the mule in a louder tone, he con tinued "That's what comes o'jerkin' yer; dratted head about that-a-way. Blast your infernal heart, you've spilt all my fixins 1 and here's my pan, jest as crooked as a fish hook!" then there, was. a kick or two, and a blow, with the frying-pan take that, you houdacious fool, and hold your head still next time, won't youi And you've skinned my leg all to flinders, dadfetch your ever lastin picter to dingnation! take that un der your short ribs, will you whoa! I've a crreat mine to blow vour infernal bn.ins out this very night! And you've broke the major's pal ins down, you unnatural cus Whoa! step over now if you's satisfied." , By this time Sam had got the mule out of the enclosures, and had gathered up most oi lus Jixens llie whole scene, alter the upsetting of the pan, had transpired in the dark, but from the moment 1 saw the mule's heels flying, and Sam clinging to his neck. it was with the utmost difficulty 1 restrained mv lauehter. During - his solo in the en closure 1 was absolutely compelled to stuff my handkerchief in my vmouth to prevent his hearing me. . - 'Did you ever see the likes o'that, major?" exclaimed Sam, as I . approached the spot w here he was engaged in re-adjusting his saddle and putting other matters to rights that had been deranged bv the struggles ofi the mule to free himself from the burning blanket. r ' "I am very sorry it happened,'' I replied, "as it w ill prevent us from taking our hunt." "xo, I'll be dadfetched if it does, though i amt to be nacK out inat-a-wav, major, . , "r.. 1 - . ," not uy no means, xou Know a naa be rrinnm' mnlps-i rrood endin' n tbf r.1.1 t.-rv man said. He js'nt done such a monstrous sight of harm, no how- only bent the han dle of my pan a little, and some skin oiTone of my shins but that's neither here nor thar. ' So if you'll just hold Blaze till I go and git a torch, and we'll have a shoot ara pair o' eyes yit, to-night." r I took the bridle while Sam procured a torch,-and after he had gathered up the fag ots which he had brought to burn in his pan, we set off for the branch Sam upon his rriule, with a torch in one hand, while I walked by his side. ; - It was only necessary for us to go a short distance before we were" at the designated spot. - "Thar," said Sam, as he dismounted, "here's as good a place as any so I'll jest hitch Blaze here, and light our pan." Accordingly Blaze was made fast to a stout sapling, and Sam proceeded to kindle a fire in his pan, at the same time explain in to me, in a low voice, the modus operan f'nf the fire-hunt, which he accompanied wilh sundry precautionary hints ahddiree-t " - . ' ' - TN. EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGES TO Noj; MISS., MAY 22, 1815. tions for my own especial observ ance on the present occasion. v . "Aow, major," said he, "vou must keep close to me, and you must'nt make no rack et in the bushes. You see, the way. we does to shine the deer's eyes is th'.s we holds the pan so, on the left shoulder, and carries the gtin at a trail in the right hand. Well, when I wants to look for eyes, I turns round slow, and looks right at the edge of mv shadder, what's made by the light behind me in the pan, and if ther's a deer in gun shot of me, his eves'll shine 'zactly like two balls of fire." This explanation was as clear as Sam could make it, short of a demonstration, for which purpose we now moved on through the woods. Alter proceeding a few him dred" yards, Sam took a survey as described, but saw no eves. ".Never mind, major," sail he, "we'll find 'em you see. , ; . We moved oh cautiously, and Sam made his observation as before, but with no better success Thus -we travelled on in silence from place to placer until I began to get weary of the sport. "Well, Mr. Sikes," I remarked, "I don't see that your bail beginning to-night is like ly to insure any better ending." "Oh, don't git out of patience, mr.jor you'll see.". , We moved on again. I had become quite wean, and fell some distance behind. Sam stopped, and when I came up, he said in a low voice "you better keep pretty close up, major, 'cae if I should happen to shine your eyes, you see, I moughtn't know 'em from a deer, and old Betsey here toats fifteen buckshot and a ball, and slings 'em to kill." I fell behind no more. We had wandered about for several liours and the sky which had not been the clear est in the commencement, now began to assume the appearance of rain. I had more than once suggested the propriety of going home but Sam was eager to show me ho A to shine the eyes of a buck, and no argu ment or per.suasion could win him from his purpose. We searched on as before, for a nother half hour, and I was about to ex press my determination to go home, w hen Sam suddenly paused. "Stop, stop," said he, "rhar's eye, fnd whapjers they is, too now hold still, ma jor." I raised on tiptoe with eager anticipation - I heard the click of the lock there Was a moment of portentous silence then the old musket blazed forth with a thundering report, and in the same instant was heard a loud squeal, and a noise like the snapping of "Thunder and lightnin'?" exclaimed Sam, as he dropped gun, pan and all, and stood fixed to the spot "I've shot old Blaze !" So soon as lie had recovered from the shock, we hastened to the spot, and sure enough, there lay the luckless mule, still floundering in the e.gonies of death. The aim had been-too good, and poor Blaze was hurt "past all surgery." Sam stood over him in silent agony, and, notwithstanding the bitter maledictions he had so recently heaped upon bun, now that he saw the poor animal stretched upon the ground in death, and knew his "infernal picter" would greet him no more forever, a flood of-tender rec ollections of past service? poured over Ins repentant heart. He uttered not a. word until after the last signs of life were extinct - then, with a heavy sigh he muttered "Poor old cretur! rwell, well, jh reckon I's done the business now, sure enough. That's what I calls a pretty night's work a nyhow !'''' "A bad beginning dosen't always make a good ending, Mr. Sikes," I remarked. t "Cus the luck, it will run so, sometimes," said he in a sullen tone, as he commenced taking the saddle oil his deceased donkey. "I'm blamed if I see ho.w I got so turned round.? ' , . ; By this time it had commence J to rain, and we were anxious to get home; but Sam had dropped his gun ana pan, as the awful truth rushed upon him, that he had killed the only mule he possessed in the 'world, and we now found it difficult to recover them. After searching about for near half an hour in the drizzling rain, Sam chanced to come upon the spot from which he had taken the hapless aim, and having regained his gun and pan, we endeavored to strike a fire Vail our efiorts, however, to produce .a light, proved ineffectual, and we essaved to grope our way amid the darkness. "ITedl.v moioi' irlnr la von' 'Here!"' ' ". ' " - . "Whar are vou gwine V , "Home.": "Well, that aint the way." , "Why we came this way." "No, I reckon not." "I'm sure we didn't come that way." "Whar in the devil's name is the branch V petulenth inquired Sam'. "If I could see the branch, I could soon find the way." "It must be down this way," I replied. "Some how or other I'm tetotaciously deluded to-night," remarked Sam, as he came tearing through the briars 'with his stirrup irons dangling about him, his gun in nnft hand and frvirrg pan in the" other. "If I hadn't a been completely dumfoozled, I'd never a killed Blaze like I did." I volunteered to carry his gun, but he was in no humor for the interchange of civilities still "harping" on his mule, he trudged on, grumbling to himseit "What,"' he muttered, "will Folly say JVC). 12. now I'll never hear the lat of that critter the longest day I live. That's worse than choppm' the coon-tree across the s-ittin' hen's ne;t, and I liked never to hearn the eend o' that." After groping through the brush nnd bri ers, winch seemed to grow thicker the far ther we proceeded, for some time, Sam sto ped . "I swar, major, this aint the wnv." "Wtll, then, lead the way, ami I'll follow you," I replied, beginning my. elf to think ! was wrong. Changing our direction, we plodded on, occasionally tumbling over log and brush, until Sam concluded that all our elforts to find the wav were useless. "Oh, thnnderation!" said he, as f e tore a way from a thick jungle of briers in which he had been rearing and pitching for more than a minute, "it aint no manner of use for us to try to find the way,- major so let's look out a big tree, and stop under it till morning." , . Seeing no alternative, I reluctantly acce ded to his proposal. Accordingly, wc nestled dovn under the shelter of a large oak. For a time neither sjnikc, ami all was still, save the incessant buz of the countlesi hosts of must pie te that now seemed intent on devouring us, At length I broke silence, by remarking at the same time that'l gave myself a box upon the ear, intended for the musqueto that was biting mc "I think that this w ill lie my last lire-hunt, Mr.Sike." , "The fact is," repjled Sam, "this 'ere nint very encouragin to new beginners, major, that's a fact but you mustn't give it up so. I hope we'll have a better show in next time." . "My curiosity is satisfied," 1 n marked. "I would'nt pass such another night in the woods for all the deer in Georgia." "'Shaw, I wouldn't care a tinker's cu: said Sam, "if I only hadn't killed Blaze. That's sets me back, monstrous." "That was indeed an unlucky mistake. I should think a "few such exploits as that would cure you of your fire-hunting propen sity. But I expect you never had such luck before to-night." "Xo, not 'zactly, tho' I've had some mon strous bad luck in my time, too, 1 reckon you never hearn about the time 1 got a mong the panters." " . "Ao how was that!" , "Why, it was 'bout this time last fall, 1 and Dudley went out and 'camped on Sper it Creek. Well, he tuck his pan and went out one way, and J went another. I went shir-in' along jest like you seed me to-nigh I, till 1 get a good bit from tho camp, and bimeby, shure enough, I sees eyes not more'n lorty yards oil. I folched old Betsy up to my face ami cut loose, and tho doer drapped right m his tracks, but somehow, in myhurryment I drapt my pan, jest like I did to-night when I heerd old Blaze squeel. While I 'was try in to kindle up a light, what shoidd I see but more ryes shiniu wav down in the holler. I drapt the fire and loaded lipoid Betsy as quick as I could, 10 oe rcauy ior me armmi, whatever it was. Well, the eyes ken comin closer and closer, and gettin' bigger and brighter, and the fust thing I know'd there was a wKole grist of 'em all follerin right after the fust ones, and dodgm'up and down in the dark, like they was so many dancin devils. -Weil, I begun to feel sort o' jubous of 'cm, so Fraised old Betsy, ami pulled at the near est eyes, but she snapped I primed her a gin' and she flashed and when I flashed, sieh another squall in and ycllin' you never did hear, and up the trees they went all round mc. Thinks I, them mint be some thin' unnatural, lein as my gun would'nt shoot 'em so I jest drapt old Betsy, and put for the camp ps hard as I could split. Well, we went back the next mornin', and what do you .think them infernal critters had done? eat .the deer up slick arid clean, all but the bones and horns, and a little ways off lay old Betsy, with four fingers of buckshot and bullets but not a bit of pow der in her. Then I know'd they was pan ters." , "Why, Ih ey might have eaten you, too." "That's a fact. -Dudley said he wonder el they did'nt take hold of me." The drizzling shower which had already nearly, wet us to the skin, now turned to a drenching storm, w hich continued for more than an hour without intermission'. ' When the storm abated we discovered the dawn approaching, tnd, shortly after, we were enabled to ascertain our w hcreaWil. We were not more than five hundred yards from the clearing, and probably had not been, during the night, at a greater distance than a mile from the house which we had left in the evening. As we stepped fjjom the wood into the o pen road, I contemplated, for a moment, the ludicrous appearance of my unfortunate companion. Poor Sam ! dayligh , nnd the prospect of home brought no joy to him and, as he stood before me, with the saddle and bridle of the deceased Blaze girded a bout his neck, his musket in one hand and pan in the other, drenched with fain, his clothes torn, and a countenance that told of the painful conflict w ithin, I could not but regard him as an object of sympathy rather than ridicule. ' . ' "Well," said he, with a heavy sigh, and without looking me in the face, "god mor nin, major." "Good mormng," I replied, touched with sympathy for his misfortune, and rrpronch. ing myself for tho mirth I bud enjoyed at his expense "Geod morning, Mr. skes I am Wry sorry for your loss, and hop! ymi will have bTirr luck in future." Oh, major," said he, "it aint the vallv 1 the mule that 1 minds so much tho' Blaze was a nionstrouy handy cretin on the pla.-e. But t liar's mv wife hat'll she sav wlur she sees mc comin home in this hcic li ( Howsome lever, what can't be cured n i.-t be eiidurrd, as the feller said when the u. i. key bit him." "That's the true philosophy," I ivmnik cd, seeing that he endeavored to take coin, age from tho train of reasoning into which he had fallen; "and Mrs. Nikes ,.hould hear in mind that accidents h happen, ai.d I c thankful it's no voie." "To be sure' she ought," replied Sam, "but that aint the way w ith her- she don't believe in r.ccidents, no how; and then she's o bowdacious uni t annab'e when -he-' raided. But, she better not," he continued. with a stern look as he spoke "she l etfi i not come a caventm iwuit me with any ol her rantankerous carrviu's n this nioinin'. r I eint in no humor no how ." and ho made a threatening getme with his ht ad, as inucti as to say iseu make tne nu iiy n ,-htVdid. We parted ut the gate, Sam for his h .mc, and I for my bed he sorely ronv iueed that "a bad beginning" does not ulirays "make a good ending," and I hiilv iev,oiwd that il r . , r " should be mv first and Ial l u:im at. Mom: or ci i.i ivati.no th v o i Ct it . -Your nurseries are the fir-l to be attended to, in your preparation for a crop, by select, ing at the propt r sea-n a rich and tolera bly nioi-t piece ol new ground, and prepare it by burning it oil' very clean, and breaking it up. The seed is then to be sown broad cast upon it, and when they are up, they are to be overlooked daily, to see that the. cut-worm does not commit rava -t s anion the young plants; and as fa t as the plants arrive at a proper sie, they are to be trans ferred to the tobacco field, to make room for the smaller plants of the nursery. As casualties frcquentlv arise to destroy come of tho nurseries, it is necesvary to gu ild a gainst a probability of not having a si.HI cient number of plants, by making tlu ce ot four distinct nurseries, at an interval of one or two weeks each. Much nth utii mi -IioiiI I be observed to keep both Your nurei ies and field very clean, partifularly of grass, nnd for that reason new lands are pit ierred fu both. In Cuba they plant on an even sur face, Mid tlituibit as little as jmvhIiIc wilh the hoe, only picking out grass or weed which spring up. The plants, when trans ferred to" the field, are to 1 planted in squares; at about from two I t three Vet a part, according to the strength of the land. The high lands in Cuba are such ps to pro. duee, the quality of tobacco, both as to strength and color, that suits the American matket best, and tuch lands correspond nearest to our high hammocks. The great est ciif iny to the plant, both in the nursery" ami in the field, (w bile small,) is the cut worm, which has to be looked iA( v early every morning, and wherever they have ea ten the plants, they are to be found and killed, either on the pl.au', or on the ground near it. When the plant gets to be larger, then the large green tobacco worm is to In constantly guarded agaiu-t, and the suckers also continually broken oil' as fa-t as they appear, nnd when the tobacco is judged to be of a sufficient height, it i to be topped and allowed to mature for cutting. The time of maturity is ascertained by the haves changing gradually their color, be ginning at. the bott'jni leaves, from theii deep green growing color, to a yellow green; but ii this is not sufhcn-nllv obviou-, and you deem your tobacco ripe, you may test by crushing together tho tip ol any ol the u j 'per lea ves, which, if it snaps, is a sign of its being ripe, but (,n the contrary, il it docs not snap, it is not fully matured.---When ripe for the knife" it is eutdown near tlio ground, leaving two suckers, which have xcn spared a v.ek or two prior, rea dy to grow up and produce a (second crop, and also a third crop may be realized in the same manner. The tobacco is to bo con veyed carefully in wide thongs of cowhide to the house, to be hung up; a shed is pre ferred, with free space for ventilation Im neath, nnd after tying the plants together, two tu each string, and leaving space en ough between them to insert a wooden peg, you hang them up, by intruding them above each rafter up to the ridgo of the houe, beiu'g careful not fo hang them so near ihat they w ill touch or crowd each other in dry ing, or your tobacco will mould. AI- when the weather is moist, you mud make small fires enough under it, to keep out the moisture, but not enough to heat your to bacco. When the leaves are perfectly dry, the whole arc to be taken down, and pla. cedina press for a few hours, tie; object of which is, if the tollacco is too dry to ship off without breaking the leaves, that tie y may become soft and pliable, but great care must be taken that it does not heat, and it mud be strictly examined, by inserting the hand to ascertain that it becomes not too hot.. The press is ;,i.'ule"bv putting rails or pKilcs cross wise of each otfiej, in hum of a rack, and placing cow-hide ..under, over and cround'the tob:rcco, and placing upon it something somewhat weighty. It is then to he stripped leaf by leaf from the Mock, nnd having selected the wrappers from the fillers, to be tie! at the butts, and prepared for market. It is sometimes usual to put it ngain in press after being stripped. 7V lahassce Florid tan. Liberty is to the collective body what health is to every individual body. With out health no pleasure can be tasted by man Without liberty no happiness can bo en joyed by seicicty. All accidental sorrows may be dwelt up on with calmness, or recollected with grat itude to Him who sent them; the -otrows that sprang from ourselves preserve ileor unmitigated bitterness..