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lloii.vsrnisfis,aissi8sirpi. Rev. D. C. PAGE, D. D. iVma The Academical year to consist of I two sessions of five months eacii me e.x ' nf of each half session payable in advance. ' ".." ot-o Srtnt for Boakder3. Board - t tuiiiun. V... 7.8100 iy,s DAr Prnu.-From and after the 29th r,f December, (the Monday alter Christmas,) at Jy-ch time the School rc-opens, the Pieparato VjnuillLe received at the reduced rates ran nor Session, leaving the existing rates of, Js0 V, and 630 per session for the difierent fjais of 'advancement in the higher Depart ments tpTWITS TO BE ITRSISUED BV BoAIZDKns. til nl Tea Sooon; two pairs of Sheets; two IilloW cases; six towels; mv.rkCU Wltll the Puil3 name in full Pupils entering alter the commencement ol . Laion, will be charged in proportion, ac- ,. . ,i . ,1..,, u.tna it.hngtOtltCa.JOlCiatca. .pi... v.i.rap ef instruction win cmwace all l! cor Tl,. rrnire 01 instnsciion .uni tutwuw that con jititutes a tliorougn L.ngnsn, viassicaj jMcation, toirothcr vviui the ranniriits are contemplated fjr wlding French , . .bomiir.Gabtrc 5cified, so soon a3 it may iy w a L Mund practical-L. r iii:rs:it to J t Ff'J, X.iri. s U. Oi.;v, Coluui'jia.TcnneiSC e. fi, v'd. 1'. W. Al-t n, M mpl.i-S ll n. Jojh U . . huliutrs, f"ol. J it'" 1- Mrtin, Hf-nry Anderson, V.f, W ,u', r (irt'Mlmnn. Kmi Holly Spri rings, Miss. f I. litujainin WiUiains, MarJiall coanty. (;in. K. 1 . Urownriirsr, i-oitinious, j-rite V nrt r, Ksfj., ickbviry, ffn'ii. Oiarl-.i Co'xiri. h, IS'cw Orli.irM. iv'il. Datiitl S. Lei,.St. Frstm Uv iliv, La. l' v'd. S'itmi-1 S. Jo 'h, Mwbilt. Hubert lliirhf, Jackson, lumber 1315." " ntl tf. V3 1XD EOITD11 fr sale the Steam Saw and Gri?t mill, ari l a Section and a half of Land, val- t. illef-tra Plantation, adjoining the tovn of pmoln, Panola Co., Miss.; nil lor .lour thou sand two hundred dollars, or I 'will dhide- the r-?rty. Mr. ll. G. Bolton on the premises 1! ? how the property. Al0. the West half of Section 20, Town ship 3, KangeSJ, 1 mile North of Holly Springs, . 11 improved una fine Land, lor-sale very low. ' i further information apply to the imuersigu- ol at Pontotoc. K. BUL'I U,. January 1,18 15. nW tf- : S50 HKWAllD. - 15 ANA WAY from the subscriber in JtO Chicot county, Arkansas, foot of 5" J anuar v last, a negro man uameu ii tv iu, - . . H ! I I- I.' 7 about -10 years old, a mulatto, about f ? 2?tl ot 10 inches h"ih, thick heavy set. lr. ad fare with sunken temples, will weigh 1 suppose l"7f pounds, a keen, sensible fellow, talks very weU and plausibly, he is handy at al i;; ,--t any thing, a tolerable good shoe maker. II.i Ion when he left, brown janes round jacket and pantaloons, and a coarse black over-coat well worn, lie wa.s seen in Boliver county, Sta'e of Mississippi, on the 25th of January. 1 think he will attempt to go back to Beaufbrt c. u:ify, North Caiolina", " where I bought him aU it 5 months ago, I think he will pass through the Western District of Tenn. or north Missis vD'i and then through Alabama. I understood Lo i nee ran away Iroin some part oi iViauama and gut to Beauford county, N. Carolina, lie isrvsolute and will bo difficult to take. I will ive fifty dollars for his delivery at my jh-.tation, or I will give thirty dollars and all l . en?s paid for his delivery to me, or twenty tiu dollars if confined so that I et him. NATHAN ROSS, Grand Lake, Chicot co., Ark. l'cl?:arv 1G, 1S16. n 18 tf. STiUY SALES FOR THE 4T1I MON DAY IN APIUL,1S1G. O NE lot of cattle taken up by Allen Van-i!-.:rsford, living miles South of Holly Serines: One. red Steer with Komc spots o!t bin:, marked with a crop oil" the left car, and a tall' crop in the light, which appears to be split, supposed to be 3 years old last spring. A? ;ais!d to 811.' One brindle Sieer marked i'ha crop oif the left car, an underslepc oil tao right ear, supposed to be J years out last !-nn-. Appraised to ?b. One red cow mark -d wuh two itnderbits in the right car, and a 'a.'.vw folk in the left, supposed to ho 4 or 5 ytars old. Appraised to 5. :ie clay bank horse taken up by Willian 'r.Tlit. Appraised to L. v:ic 1,1 of hogs taken up by B. W. William At.; raised to 812 50. tne buy Colt taken up by John. J. Sfegar, i.-ar Aural Alt. lTeasant. Appraised to i ou. -:ie lot ot cattle taken up bv Jlandal Kobm u, ") nfllea Last of Holly Springs, 5 heifer ycarlings,2 black and white" spotted, unmarked; ' red and w hite, unmarked; the other one white, narked with a half crop out of each car. The V.e appraised to 9 50. Tao Steers taken up by Robert T. Fowler, b.c town of Holly Springs One red and '' marked with a "swallow" fork in the right in tllldprbit in ihr lft O T.l A - f'J to 2 50. The other red and white, . a motley face, marked with a crop and slit 1 e:c car. Appraised to Four Dollars. W. G. MoG AUG HEY $ Ranger. VHil3,JS40. - - r& ts. , MRS. A.: ROBINSON, i ?ectitixv informs . the Ladies of Holly ' f'fintrs nrtrl viIn It r tli.it kIio at ? 1 ! eontinnei y. 1V.111 ll , 1 1 II. I . . 1 V ........ .' i-'tit ASD 1KESS?-1AKI-Nti 1)111110?, ell J .dence of Dr. O'Bryan, a few doors West ,5 '. liUt-r xsann; wnere an Kinus oi wotk , 7 5ine of business . will be done in the best 'latest Fashion. -1 - vjl-cghorn, Straw and Panama IJats" and cleansed, pressed and altered to suit yescnt Fashions. - . 4" , 4 30,1810. n!5tf. ' - Toic?i Ordutaftce. - : ' - ; of the Town of IloUt SjrivJs, That -cle wners of Lots fronting on the Pul i-are, be, and they are hereby requir y?), or cause to be made, a Brick pave Wll - 1 ofsaid lots, not Jess than 12 l' or before the 1st "day'' of July ertder a penalty of Two Dollars for fronting on said Square; to.be as other fines and forfeitures. JAME8 ELDER, Secty. 5, IS 16 IT Till; liOV AM) THE WKfcCK. I V XKS. I- li. SlGOeR.NE". Amon? the i.-tims to th wr k of tUe iii-fktf j "Svt ?rotl ,if n'1 ';l isu.wtWd, beautiful t.oy of six ,-ar of mK. . -To the Li-gUla'turf. sl- whRft M lB!!ierKS a lauuur.he hail len a constant Lif )eilK,lkably n)anh-, tit nerv -hi. h h-.d won" i. friend, a-hied depth auJ bis untinirlv fate. ' . ., - , . reliant i.rin'.r In sty m Aloanr with his rrm an J aracter an.1 prfcpos-si;;r man S Idvor both ot t-!mer nr? rxttut tj Lie syuj.afJn tVlt f.j The b -y his eveninjir i-rsycr hnd sai l, .ii! lid ,'iiui on a Mrariirfrf htd; '-'Yet stlil the mot!;' r, f ,ud and cit-ar,' H;luiif ly pillow lilt? r'd ni ar, 'I hoi uifcck, and ii u tint s to hear '-ow J lay nie down to sdepp, I pray the Ijrd my sutil to k'eep If I nh ulil die kfur! I vake,i I pra the Lord my fool to t kf,." ' .; - - Se(t, i'niple word, iavvhkh ofylj ChVhlliood hath wrappM lu pruikh-ss heart, "Whi-n, like flower, it k-aikt fldr From the tieciiiaiig day to p'irt. " Then f.Iensant thouht-i, in radtsnt grnise f'aiist iioatiug- o'er hi half- Ios"l tyes; -Hi? home at tmtvn his si-trrs, Joy At tre&sur'd (f'ift an-1 gilded tov : The younc -t on his knee should rest, Tilt- others rlu-tt r round his bre;it; While merry shout and variii carts The br other s gl ut return should bless. And sti'l, intrusive drtaina between t . I font's pencil keti-hf d a future -scene. When iie,"t?ie injaiit si-icr's mind The Morit 1 pare should g-etslly bi:id,. And s the wondering- raj.tiire v.'ake ', And of dint Mire delight ji.iflnke: l-'or know Jed-', fTSd iiift :liun loitd, Had tin ;mii tf: if n-.fns round the chil l. And nii.rd firms that hover fair OrthuM nh'.'.'t J itet w ords were pravt r, AH sin.-1 them with their hallowed ki4, ' For jnii!iiig-s?f p and dreams of bli.;. Short sh ep! sliort dreams ! A crash a shock. The reeling: boat, the rued rock, Tin- nr;h(i!i;kegn;iii, the fearful strife. The fr;m lie thronjr, the riisJi for life ! - From rt .t they snatch the lumberer fuir, An J vr:io hi in from the picT-ring1 His full ilark eve, diluting1 wide, , Trie reason sorniiit, but none replied: For of that wilit-ring- trance, of pain Might n ine the extent or cause rxpluin. Hut "till, hi fat'if r' earnest word 'Jje quii t" with submission heard. And heedinx well the voice he l.jved, And by his early niunhood-mov'd, Not .nice, by moan, orstiiied cry, Swt lbd the strong tide of rony. Ndiv wildly bursfing flames revealed What pi tv intlai -kness ert concealed, That an nin deck, the -suryinp: deep, . . To whose cohl breast the frenzied leap; Whih'on the blast, carenring high, A pre such slranjcc, unearthly try Ot hornir, tleath and misery, 'I'hat t!ie who he;.rd those shrieks to "save," Ma-t bear the echo in their grave." Oh, parents! drawn by mercy's care From surt'erinit-, peril, and despair, In safety shall ye press the shore Your darling daulitcrs cl.isp onfe more, Unt he, alas ! the cherished son. The l:'e-t-boi n anil only one, S'.vejU by the Hood's rtsjslltss sway ' From the p8teci:)arniawav Rt (urneth not to southe your pain. . - - - Or bless x Our h"0iiiToiJ 1 iVtirt uain. But thou dark anjjel, who'didt reap Such har est from that stornr-wrotight deep, Point out beneath w hat wt Iterinir nave Was whelm'd the beautiful, the brave The noble boy of spirit rure, Whose lat and sw etest word were prayer. Thou v. iit not, for in mystery 's cloud Thou love'st thy ruthless deeds to shroud; Yet well we know that spirit's charm, Thoueould'st not touch anddid'st not harm, For bands of cherubs, rob'd in love, Knfold it 'mid their ranks above, ? Where storms and vreck and grief are o'er, And thou thyself lusth power no more, tr " ' -t Fiy First and Last Sermon. From the "Theatrical Apprenticeshiji and Anecdotal Re cc'lectioiu of Sol Smtih." The title of "reverend" has frequently been tacked to my name on letters address ed to me, and reports have been circulated that, dnringmy peregrinations, I have been in the habit of "holding forth" to congrega tions of sinners. The truth of the matter is I never preached but one "regularly byilt" sermon in my life. V ilh the exception of an Atklre..i to the Encampment ol Patri archs and Lodges of Odd Fellow?;, from the pulpit of the Unitarian Church in Mobile, and a few brief remarks to a congregation of, passengers, on the occasion of taking up a collection for a poor woman on the Ala bama river, many years ago, the following sketch will contain a true and faithful ac count of my whole ministerial experience. As a preliminary, it must be known that my brother, who had succeeded me as the manager of the West Tennessee theatres, while 1 had accepted an engagement in New Orleans, with the "Emperor," (as we called manager Caldwell,) in answer to the numerous and pressing inquiries respecting the whereabouts of "Old Sol," had uniform ly asserted that I had been converted and had commenced preaching. Bv this an swer, he got rid of any further inquiries from the anxious West Tennesseans, who lad been accustomed to laugh at my stage jokes for wonder succeeded to curiosity, and many a lurking smile accompanied the shake of the head and holding up of hands which the astounding information caused. it possible 1" " Who would have thought of A i Jtu ming preacher!" "I can scarcely believe" it!" . "I would like to hear him try his hand at it!" were some of the exclama- VOL. mons heard by my brother on his impart- ment ot tne news ot my conversion, lie questing the reader to remember that I was totally ignorant of these reports of my back sliding frpm the stage, I proceed with my story: . My brother and. his company - were at Memvdi is. where I had an emrasrement of, t ' - ' w six nights." A week before the close of our season in Nashville, I obtained leave o commence iny southern journey, giving my self time to fulfil my proniis to my . broth er, and yet bf ready at my post at the com mencement of the campaign in New Or leans. ,. . -T ; T , ' " w- ,.. - " ; ; About three o'clock, one afternoon, the stage coach stopped at the little town of B- where 1 had performed the year De fore, and; where I was well known by every man, woman and child, for six miles round. The landlord of the hotel expressed great joyat meeting rne, and ushered me, with great respect and ceremony, into the fami - ' '.' j PROTECTIOX" TO ALjq EXCLUSIVE PRIVILKGKg TO NONE. HOLLY SPRINGS, ly parlor, where he left me for a few min utes, to attend on -the other guests. The landlady and her daughters received me with great cordialitv but I could not heir observing a sort of seriousness in tiieir coun tenances, which I had never seen before. My cloak was hung up, my over-shoes taken care of the firestirred up and in short I found myself very comfortable, and felt assured, by every action of my host and familv, that I was considered some Ixxlri. uinner.was soon announced, and 1 arose to join the general rush foKtJie dining-room, out the landlady interposed a pressing in vitation that I would join the farmhi dinner, wmcn would De ready m about ten minutes. A mot superior meal soon engaged my at tention in a room adioininrr the parlor wifh'a cup of excellent tea, than which I know of nothing more refreshing while tra veling. I noticed that when we had taken our seats at the table, "an awful pause" took place, while all eyes were tumedtowards me out at the time it did not appear very singular that the assembled family should wish to have a "good Iook"at one who had so often ministered to their amusement. Dinner over, I was mysteriously beckon ed into a private room by Boniface, who said he wished to have a few words with me. We took seats. The worthy land lord here indulged in a long look at me, the corners of his mouth and twinkling of his eyes indicating, bv certain twitchings and winking, that a laugh was on the point of. breaking through all restraints, and making itself seen and heard. After sundry "hem's and ha's," and moving his chair a little this way and a little that, my friend cleared his throat, ; and thus began a conversation, which resulted in a most singular adventure: "You must excuse me I can't help think ing what a change has taken pdace in you ; but I must do you the justice to believe you are sincere in your professions. Will you tell me candidly, Mr. S., whetheryou like your present mode of life t as well as you did mat oi last year, when you used to travel through this country with your company, and make us laugh ready to kill ourselves, with your comicalities Supposing my questioner merely wished to ascertain whether I was satisfied with a regular engagement in New Orleans, after indulging in the excitements and adventures incident to the life of a perambulating man ager, T answered "J must confess my friend, that the change is very, agreeable to me; and a southern climate is essential to my bodily health in the winter." "You are then stationed mrmanentlu inb'ou ever did see, I will never make another T "11 , ... .T1J . I 11 C...1 .! !! New Orleans, during the winter?" inquired the landlord. "Permanently," replied I wondering what could be the object of these questions. "But the income" pursued my friend "the income that's the point! Do you make as much, in your present line of life, as you did in managing theatres?" "Well," I responded, "that is somewhat doubtful but, in management, there are a thousand cares and vexations which I now escape and if my income is not quite so large, it is now fixed and certain my sala ry being sure " "Ah, yes," chuckled the landlord, "I be lieve all of you take pretty good care about the salary and it is all right you should; the laborer is worthy of his hire. But how do you look now upon the moral it u of your past hie V hy, as to that," I answered, "it is not lor me to speak I have endeavored to do what is right in all my transactions as man ager and actor, and I assure you I do not look back with regret to my past life." "W ell, come, 1 like you all the better for that I always told my neighbors that you never would 'run down' your former profes sion: and I believe you are honest in yur present course," said the landlord, "and I will now proceed to business." I was somewhat mystified, I confess, with the conduct and conversation of my land lord, but determined to wait patiently for a solution of his meaning. Giving his chair an extra hitch, and as suming a more serious air, the landlord "came to the point," by saying "The fact of the matter is hist herer the'had been gone through witn.and the whole citizens of B , hearing of your arrival,; have expressed an ardent desire thev have a hope, indeed a wish, I may say a unani mous wish that is, if you've no objections and I am commissioned to request soli cit that you will stop here to-night, and 'hold tortii' at the Court-IIouse." "Hold forth at the Court-House!" echoed I "what give an entertainment? impossi ble I am announced at Memphis for to morrow night, and must go in the stage." "My dear, sir," persisted the commission er from the inhabitants of B -, "you can not conceive how very anxious we all are to hear you indeed, indeed, you must grat ify them- you cannot imagine the excite ment your arrival has caused; and the peo ple are determined to have you stop and" "It is out of the question," I remonstrat ed "My engagement at Memphis is imper ative 1 must be there to-morrow." ..'''.. "So you shall be, my dear sij," answered mine host "we have arranged all that. Be fore it was decided on to let the stage go without you, " . "What," I exclaimed in alarm, "has the coach departed, and left me here to" "Been gone three quarters of an hour," replied my determined friend, deprecatihg iy "but don't be alarmed; Squire Jones MISS.,-APBIL 10, 1840. has agreed to hitch up his team of horses to morrow morning, before daylight, and by ? fl cfAcL- i-ciii'll tlzi Ati..i.-.mrii nx nr In the early part of my professional life I had been compelled, as I have said else where, to "give entertainments" "solitary and alone" but for several years I had abandoned this disagreeable mode of "rais ing the wind," and I hoped that I should never be compelled to resort to it again: consequently, I felt a great repugnance to the proposition of the citizens of B . Lectures had not at that time come into vogutj--dlse. I . might have eady fudged up something for the occasion. Songs and re citations were all I could depend on for the entertainment ol an audience. After a moments reflection, during which I took into consideration the fact that m means of proceeding on my journey were cut oil, (by a pious fraud, as the landlord called it,) and that my finances were in a state that required replenishing, I suddenly inquired of the landlord what I should make by the operation! "Why, as to thaf, he readily answered, "I can't exactly say; but I am sure our citi zens w ill be liberal; one thing I can assure vou of you -will iave the greatest congre gation ever assembled in this burg." "But there is n notice given," i argued. "Isn't there?" triumphantly inquired the andlord "Just itep to this window, if you lease. It did please ne to step to the window antl lookout, but I cannot say much for the pleasure I expenenced when I saw a crowd around the Court-IIouse door, which stood but a few paces pfT, reading a written placard, two lines of which only could I decipher, one of w hich was "SOL SMITH," and the other "THIS EVENING." This seemed to settle the matter I con cluded togive the entertainment ,and trust to Squire Jones, horses and wagon for the ful filment of my engagement at .Memphis on the morrow. To my suggestion that some little "fit ting up" of the Court-IIouse would be re quired, my accommodating entertainer cut me short by saying "Leave that to me the house shall be lighted, the seats arranged, a place fitted up for you, and every thing fixed as it ought to "be for the occnfo io uurseir no trouble about it, my friend, but retire to your room at once, and prepare yourself. At seven o'clock I will go with you to the Court-I louse, and if you don't find the greatest gathering can on you , to noiu lorm in mis Milage again. Thus assured, I retired to my room, and. after sketching a programme for the night's entertainment, I indulged in a refreshing nap, for a couple of hours, at the end of which time I was waited upon by my landlord, who was accompanied by two pious-looking individuals, and conducted to the-scene of my proposed labors for the evening. Un entering the Lourt-liouse, closely at tended by the two pious-looking individuals and the landlord, 1 found his expectations in regard to a large audience were more than realized. The crowd was immense! Eve ry nook and corner of the Court-Room was occupied, and I was pleased to see that the fair sex of the villiage were numerously re presented; the press for admission had evi dently been so great that . the door-keeper had abandoned his post, for I saw no one acting in that capacity. I ascended to the Judge's seat, and my two attendants took theirseats in the Clerk's place beneath. I benf. down my head behind a sort of screen that was in front of me, to call ko my recollection the words of my first song. I had not been in this situation but a few minutes, when my ears were greeted with the following words, uttered by one of the pious-looking gentlemen beneath me: tJjel us commence our worship by singing the one hundredth psalm, long metre1 If I had been struck with a thunderbolt, I could not have been more astounded, unless utterly annihilated. Before I could recover from my stupefaction, the reading of a psalm t . . . . . . audience commenced singing it to the tune Uia liunarea l I raised my eyes to the desk before me, and found there a Bible, a hymn-book, and a glass of water. The landlord being near me, I beckoned him to me, and asked him, in a whisper, what was expected of me. "Expected of vou?" he answered, with glistening and expecting eyes "crpectedot. your why, we expect a first-rate, right up-and-down Orthodox Sermon and I don't reckon we'll be much disappointed either!" The murder was out! I saw through it all. But what was I to do? To gain time, (the singing being" concluded) I leaned for ward and requested one of my deacons to go-ahead with a prayer, during which it called my thoughts about nie, and I most sin cerely prayed for a happy deliverance from my singular situation, liefore the conclu sion ofthe prayer, I had made up my mind to "try mv hand" at preaching and I did it. " ' I had no time to select a text but open ing the Bible at hap-hazard, read the follow ing words, which I announced as the ground work of my discourse: , Ve are perpleied, but not ia Jeipair. ' I will notattempt to give even an out-line . 2 Cor. it. b. i0. 3. - of my discourse. I spoke ith the utmost sincerity, and soon found that, taking truth lor my guide, there was no irreat difhcidtv in my new undertaking. 1 will not sa v any thing of the orthxlory of my sermon", but 1 trust there was nothing advanced from that temporary pulpit, by that temporary preach er, calculated to lead any of that crowdtj congregation out of the path to heaven. At the conclusion of my discourse, a hymn was sung.during which I heard a eon. sideralde of a clattering which sounded urv much like coin falling into platters, and with k.w.-i, jmpiuuuu'u tne ieneuioiion. dismissing ttie congregation to their se cral homes. Tho landlord and rnv deacons renorti! that they had collected "forty odd dollars, wmcn, to theirgreat surprise." "I directed them to apply to "charitable uses." At five o'clock the following inorniii". iiure Jont-swai ready with Ins wagon and team. The landlord would not take any- . t r i- .... J tuiug lorinyuiuner, sunner and lodging, dec- lanng nimseii moro than paid by what he was pleased to term my excellent discourse. Let no bigots and the regular clergy ac cuse me of making a mock of religion, or of scoffing at its forms. I spoke not a word. during my forced ministry ol one night, that I did not religiously believe to be trvenin should I ever leave my present profession for the pulpit, (which I shall certainly not do unless under a solemn conviction of duty,) I shall remember without any feelings of re gret my first and last sermon. I arrived at Memphis in time to commence my theatrical engagement on the night fol lowing, and was greeted by a large audience, though by no means so "crowded a one as that which witnessed my first appearance in the pulpit. The Fate or a Gamiiler. The course off'Riley of Bath," U not at all urisuited to our pages. The career of such a profe ;sor is, a homily against this profession, and nev er had career so pointed a moral as his. But we are compelled reluctantly to give way to those who have better claim to the attention of our readers. Let it sullice to say that Riley lived a life of the most gor geous luxury and extravagance that he was tho companion of sovereigns that he squandered money with a profusion amount ing to insanity, and won it by n p-mul fortune tfiat seemed connected with the supernatur al; nor was he free from generous and dar ing" sentiments. He on one occasion risked and entire colossal fortune on the hazard cfl the die against a Russian estate, the slaves on which he was desirous of restoring to freedom. He succeeded in his attempt, and accomplished his desire. Subsequently he ran a brief course of dazzling splendour; fie Jived in palaces, continued to play, be came unlucky and found, fortune, wealth and friends desert him. At length the once possessor of millions was seen wandering through the streets of London naked, famish ed, and pennyless; and finally ho w ho had feasted Emperors, and fared sumptuously everyday, died of absolute starvation in one of the miserable alleys of the great metrop olis. Such is the course of a gamester! Church of cngland Quarterly Review. Plaxe Stouv. A planer of planes was once planing a plane, when the piano with which he was planing was plainly discovered not to !: plain, but to uneven and rough that he. could never make plain what was made for n plane. Tho planer of planes then complained vviih plaintive complaints that his plain neighbour, to whom he had gome time before loaned his plane" i fiad misused his plane and made- it unplnin. This plainly appeared not to be plain dialing- in his neighbor, who, had he been n p'nm up right man, would have plainly told him when he returned tho piano to the planer of planes. that he had accidentily injured the plane while planing something that he wishod to make plain. It now apjcaring plain to tho planer of planes, that the plane with which ho had been planing what he intended for a plane would never make it plain ; he took another piano he had been using to piano out the new plane; and, after planing that plain, he was able smoo'hly to plane the new plane. Let no one complain thatitn plain that the word" plane is so often used that the sense is not plain; for on examination it will plainly apjear that the meaning plain, though it plainly re quires some pains to sec how plain that meaning is. Crlf the following anecdote of tho eccentric Judge Dooly, of Georgia, has ever appeared in print, it has escaped our observation : Upon one occasion, when ho was to hold court in Jtalon county, upon coming into tho Court House on the morning of tho first day, ho found such an incessant cracking of chesnuts and chinkapins, that he found it utterly impossible to do business. Grand jurors and ietit jurors lawyers, loafers, witnesses, and ofliccrs of the court, were all deeply engaged 4n tho delightful occupation. In this dilemma, the judge concl.u ded that he would adjourn court until the next morning. Of this he informed the lawyers and the fhcrifT, and then turning to the juror, Gentlemen,' said ho, 4 dismiss you until to morrow morning at nine o'clock ; and 1 will take it a3 a particular favor, if the grand jurors will confine themselves to chesnuts, and Iho p-Mit ju rors to chinkapins, that I may be enabled to distinguish them apart.' pCTPLEtixcdTmust be very perplexing to raise your hat in tho street, to greet n lady, and, just as you are congratulating yourself upon your politeness to sec a pint of peanuts ond a dirty pocket 'kerchief fall from enld hat to the ground. there are 1 iO different speciw ofthe oa. Hessago from tho President, nnsw Miri( contained :tan CUIUS of qtdro at t eircumstanocs lif I liivn in -i.v. ,1 . t f i-' Wil li 1 i "-n increase. l' mv annual mcvije . f theM , f D We conn!eiattoM .r .... ... VMM'. ii ,ii ir.c! c'l 1 1 -f our nava 1 -re,. , 1 lu invv I .i 1 - ' 1 m Mim ol nr v-4i.,.cu as mi-lit tli;nk proper to ... : . , . . . ----- " etsii-rtt! UU'legOH. ltl,'e. lhnl t.Otio.1 I nocaue to- ioc s!! or mndifV ib "... ft I I , I V I V ' memlatioiH. On the contrAtv. t. it which ,n my judgment, render it rtoj er i-ot only that thtv rdiouM bepiouqtlv 4. ned mtoetlcrt. lutth.it nd. iii.,., ,1 sum . should be made for the public ,!,!, ,., i'e consideration of Mich ndditi.mil t .... IJ,u"i peioro tt.r appropii.its committees ofthe two houe of V'opL ,s m answer to calls made by the in, in report! prepared, with my .sanction, bv the s, ,.. Vi:em i i I - . . .i.i.- . I .. r 1 1 . " oi vv ar and the Si-cn-taiv ..fib V.o on !. i.i. . c it . ' 0 the Sib January l.'ld; a mode i f mrntiiimie'ifi.iM with Congress not unusual, and, under e. isting circumstances UUeved to be rm.st eligible. Sub epient e vents have r. iddim I me in the opinion that the-M recommend,!, tionswere proper as precautionary uh as. ures. It was a wise maxim of the Pathcr of hi. Country, that, "to U prepmcd for war, i one of tlicinost t filcient moans of j Ne rv ing peace;" and that, "avoiding oocaMo-n ofexptuo by cultivating peace." we should "remember, alc, that timt ly disburse metits to prepare lor danger, frequently prevent much greater disbursement to'rei rl it." ITho general obligation to perforin this dun- is greatly strengthened by facts known p, the wholj world. A controversy re-i'ct- mg the l "reiv-n territory now fitl..tve . tha United States and Ureal Britain; and while, as far as wo know, the relations of tho latter with all European nations are of the most pacific character, she is making un usual and extraordinary armament and warlike preparations', naval and mmtarv. both at home and in her Noith American pus essions. It cannot U, disguised that, however sin cere may be the tlesiro of peace, in tho event of a, nq-ture, these armaments ai l preparation would be used against our country. yVhatever may have been the original purpose of these preparations, the tact is undoubted that thev are now pro ceeding, in part, at least, with a view to tho contingent tmssibiiitv of a war with the United State. The general policy of ma king additional warliko preparation wm distinctly announced, in the speech fmm the Ihrone, as late as January lat, and has tince been reiterated by the Ministers of the Crown in both Houses of Parliament. Under this aspect of our relations with Great Britain, 1 cannot doubt the propriety of increasing our means of defence, both by land and sea. This can give Great Britain no cause of offence, nor increase tho danger of a rupture. If, on the contrary, we should fold our arms in security, and at last bo suddenly involved in hostilities for the main tenance of our just rights, without any ade quate preparation, our responsibility to the country would bo ofthe gravest character. .Should collision between the two comitrie be avoided, as I sincerely trust it may be, the additional chargo upon the treasury, in making the necessary preparations, will not be lost; while, in the event of such collision, they would be indispensable for the mainte nance of our national rights and national honor. I havo seen no reason to change or modi fy the recommendations of my annual ines. sage in regard to the Oregon question. The notice to abrogate the treaty ofthe tith of August, IbJ7, is authorised by the treaty, and cannot be regarded as a warlike meas ure; and I cannot withhold my strong con viction that it should be promptly given. The other recommendation art in conform ity with the existing treaty, and would af ford to American citizen in Oregon no moro than the same measure of protection w hiah has long sineo been extended to Brit ish subjects in that territory. The stale of our relation w ith Mexico still in an unsettled condition. Since the meeting of Congress another revolution ha taken place in that country, by which the government has passed into tho hand of new rulers. This event has procrastinated, and may possibly defeat the .settlement of tho difference between the United State and that country. The minister of the United States to Mexico, at the date ofthe last ad vices, had not been received by the. existing authorities. Demonstration of a character hostile to tho United .State continue to bo made in Mexico, which have rendered it proper, in my judgement, to keep nearly two third of our army on our southwestern frontier. In doing th:s manv of the regular military posts have been reduced ton small force, inadequate to their defence should an emergency cri-e. In view of thes:c"eircumstancc, numy 'judgement' tt.ot ir nrrt ! ,t of Hill' !llVni and military force is at this time requited, to place the country in a suitable state of defence. At the same time, it imv settled purpose to pursue such a coun e o! policy a may be best calculated to preserve, both with Great Britain and Mexico, an hon orable .peace, which - nothing will so eticr- ; i ia i un . - - -- - - tually promote a unanimity m cure.'unuo, and a firm maintenance" cf nil our just rights. JAMES K.POLK. Was ii ixtrro.x", March -M, IS 10. Twenty-eight inches of snow fell in Bos ton duripg the months of November, De cember, January ondFebiuarv la.'t. m answer to the inmiirv ,i. . c- 111 tiieir re;ii!.iti.n ..t .i . . i. Whether, in my "i.id-tiunt. tances tiio forei'Tii it. -iih.,.. . r.i .