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nvnivr satutiday In advance, per year,$2 f0 Not paid in advance, 2 50 Not paid until six months have expir ed, 3 00 Not paid till the year has expired, 3 50 No subscription received for a less time than a year, unless the price be paid in advance. jlEfjf I BIT WM. XX. THE SUBSCRIBER MAS JUST returned from New York with u fine assortment of GOODS in his line, which he in- l l.i lilt puulio I. VJ "H examine before purchasing. Arnonac his assortment may fee found the following articles : Gold and Silver Lever Watches, (iotd and Silver 1'EpinC do.; Patent Vertical do.; Verge do.; Gold Guard Fob and Vest Chains; silk and Mohair Chains ; Steel Chains; gold, silver, steel a ii-l brass Keys; gold Slides; gold, silver, and steel Spectacles; Kr Kings; Breast Pins and -Finger Rings; gold and silver Pencils; Gold Tens; Bracelets ; Gold Lockets ; silver butter Knives ; plated do.; gold and silver Tooth Picks ; Gold Snaps ; Silver Combs ; silver Head-Ornaments ; Pearl salt and mustard Spoons ; bone do.; Razors; Knives and Scissors ; Steel Reticules ; Clasps for do., and Purses; silk Purses; hair and tooth Brushes; dressing combs; silver-plated cake bas kts ; silver-plated Candlesticks ; silver-plated snuflers and trays ; steel snuffers and trays; Brit tannia tea pots ; sugar bowls and milk pots; back g.tmmon boards, violin strings, Slc. &,c; all of which will be sold as low us they can be purchas ed in any market. N. IJ. Particular attention paid to re pairing of Clocks, Watches and Jewelry. EDWIN GLOVER, Hay street, a few doors above the Market. Aug. 21, 117. 4 M-3m. D. & W. McLAUIUN Have just received their Spring and Summer r.iiibracing a great variety of st.iple and fancy 'Odds, which thev will sell at low prices. May s, 1M7. JJMM (Do ILJkTTJL COM 31 J SSI OX MERCHANT GEXHUAL AGENT, WII,IINClTON, . C. 100,000 Acres Valuable TIMBER LAND FOR SALE. FNlIE Subscriber has purchased all the Lands -IL belonging to the estate of Abram Dubois, dee'd, lying principally in Robeson county, and on both sides of Lumber river, the different sur veys containing over ONE HUNDRED THOU SAND ACRES; a large part finely timbered, and convenient to Lumber river, where a large quantity of Timber is now rafted to the George town market. These lands are very valuable botli for Timber and Turpentine, for which pur pos a 1-irge part is w l suited, being in a region where the Turpentine yields more abundantly than anv ther section of the State The lands will he sold at a low price, and in quantities to suit purchasers. Information respecting the title can be obtain ed bvapplving to the IUn. Robert Strange, J. C. Dubbin, Esq., A. A. T. Smith, Esq., Attorneys at Law. I understand there are many trespassers on these lands, to all of whom notice is hereby given that tlie law will be enforced against all such of fenders. Application for anv part of the lands can be made to myself, or to John Winslow, Esq., who will be dulv authorized to m.ike sale of the same THOMAS J. CURTIS. March 1, IS 15. tf. lI0W goods. 11 110 Subscribers have now received their FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF S 25 CL IBL glaS And would be glad to see their friends or supply their orders. Wo have a heavy stock of Groceries, Dry Goods, HARDWARE & CUTLERY, All of which will be sold low for cash, or ex changed for country produce. COOK &. TAYLOR. Aug. 2S, IS J 7. 415-tf NEW GOODS. AM now receiving, at the old stand, my Fall and Winter supply," consisting of a general D v assortment ot ID V) (gCDCDID&o Groceries, HARDWARE & CUTLERY, - HoUow-irare, Hats, Shoes, and Clocks. Aho, a good assortment of Foreign and Domestic LIQUORS, ome superior All of which 1 sun willing to sell at the lowest market prices for cash, or exchange for country produce. W. DRAUGHON. Fayetteville, Aug. 2S, 18 17. 445-tw FOR SAL H!; fin HE Subscriber, desirous of changing his JL business, now offers for sale his FARM, in this county, on the east side of Cape Fear, imme diately on the river, 2 to 3 miles from the Clar endon Uridge, containing 554 acres ; the greater part of the tract is very rich bottom land, though a portion ot good ridges suitable for cotton, to bacco and wheat. There is enough of open land (say '200 acres) to work 10 to 15 hands, and is now in a tine state of cultivation. There is a very fine bdin, and besides feed, room and double set of stables, with cribs, kitchen, &.c, as well located as any on the Cape Fear. The terms for payment -can be made verv ac commodating. - - I em on the premises every day, and will be glad to show it to anv one wishing to purchase w. s. latta". Aug. 2S, 1S47. 415-tf. NOW FOR THE CLOTHING! In Arey's Ruildings, on Clillesple Street. fipHE cheapest assortment ever offered in Fayetteville. Consisting of fine dress coats, frock coats, vests and pantaloons, of all de scriptions, suitable in price to any purchaser. Stocks, suspenders, handkerchiefs, shirts, col lars. &.C. He assures those who wish to purchase that these clothes are as well made as any articles of the kind in. the country. Any person who buys any bill of goods fromhira, which do not prove as good as represented, are at liberty to return them, as he has taken pains in Philadelphia to make them up himself, and he flatters himself his taste is s good as any one's. I. SAMSONS. m if i "character is as important to states as it is to individuals; and hi B AX PIE NOTICE. At March Term. 1S47, of the Court of pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Cumber land, the Last Will and Testament of Thomas L Hybart was admitted to probate, and letters tes tamentary were granted to the undersigned, the Executors therein named. All persons indebted to the Estate of the deceased, are requested to make immediate payment. Those holding claims against the Estate, are requested to present them to the Executors as early as practicable. ROBERT STRANGE, J. G. SHEPHERD. March 13, 1S47. 421-tf . , , 184:7. NEW FALL & WINTER Wm- C. James & Co. ARE now receiving and for sale by wholesale and retail, their large and extensive stock of Fall and Winter Goods, embracing almost every article that is usually kept in the Dry Goods, Hat, Shoe and Hard ware and Cutlery line, All of which have been recently purchased in the Northern Markets, at auction and private side under the most favorable circumstances, and many at much below what they could now be bought for. They respectfully solicit a call from their friends and the public generally, to give their stock an examination before laying in their fall supplies, as great pains have been taken and much time consumed in order to obtain every article at the lowest price, so as to offer every advantage that would be gained by going further North. New supplies will be received throughout the season as they are wanted. Hay street, nearly opposite the new Hotel. Fayetteville, N. C, Sept. 4, 1847. N. B. Always on hand a large assortment of Double and Single Barrel GUNS, with all the necessary equipments. W. C. J. &. Co. "carriage manufactory. Nearly Opposite Liberty Point. The subscriber having taken the stand lately occupied by Simpson &. McLaughlin, respectful ly returns his thanks for the liberal patronage heretofore extended to him, and hopes by unre mitted attention to business, to merit a contin uance of the same. I have on hand Several vehicles: Carriages, Barouches, Buggies, Roekuways, Waggons, &,c, of the most -approved style, which, for lightness and durability, compare .with any made here or elsewhere. f'.i " - Persons wishing to purchase; vvtll do well to call and examinethem, as I am determined to sell very low for cash or approved notesi.-Kf Having had several ye.-rs experi'eflce in one of the l.trgjt establishments north, I am'prepared to manufacture Carriages of any description, at the shortest notice. All work warranted for twelve months; and repaired, free of charge, should it fail in point of workmanship or mater ial. REPAIRING neitely executed at the shortest notice and most reasonable charge. Orders thank fully received. A. C. SIMPSON. Fayetteville, April 3, 1S47- 1'21-tf. State of North Carolina Robeson County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions- August Term., 1847. William Tyner and wife Olive, Jeremiah Odam, William Odam, Martha Odam, &. Arch'd Odam, by his Guardian and next friend, Martha Odam, vs. James Connly and wife Sally, William Humphrey and William C. McNeill, Executor of the last Will and Testament of John Humphrey, dee'd. Petition for an account and distribution. T appearing to the Court that the defendants, James Conoly and wife Sallv, do not reside within the limits of this State, it is therefore or dered thiit publication be made for six weeks in the North Carolinian, for the said defendants to appear at the next term of Court, to be held for the county of Robeson, at the Court House in Lumberton, on the fourth Monday in November next, and plead, answer, or demur to this peti tion, or the same will be taken pro'confesso and heard exparte as to them. Witness, Shadrach Howell, Clerk of our said Court at Oihce in Lumberton, the 4th Monday in August, A. D. 1S47, and of American Indepen dence the 72h vear. S'D'H. HOWELL, C. C. C. Sept. 25, 1S47. 449-6t. pr adv $3 25. TIMBER AGENCY. THE undersigned will attend to the selling of Timber in Wilmington; and whenever there is a " glut" in the market, J. C. Blocker will give it his personal attention at other times, orders for the sale of Timber will prompt ly be despatched by addressing W. &. T. Love, who will act in my absence. If punctuality in making returns will ensure patronage, then "they hope to receive a share. J. C. BLOCKER & CO. Wilmixctox, Sept 25, 1847. 4 19-ly. JOSEPH S. DUNN offers his ser- vices as undertaker and builder, to the citizens or others, disposed to contract lor building or jobb ing. Terms liberal. POP. P.31TT The Orearon Hotel, at Liberty Point. Posses sion given on the first dav of June. Apply im- mediately to WILL.. c. iiuj-.i-.ii. May 15, 1S47. 420-tf Has opened a large and NEW STOCK OF Principally HARDWARE AND CROCKERY, vith a neat assortment nf DRY GOODS, n-;il coll 4" .K i J Which he will sell for the 1 owest prices. Sept. 4, lb47. 446-tf. FAYETTEVILLE, SATURDAY, "OCTOBER 16, 1847. REMOVAL. THE Subscriber has removed to the two tene ments west end of the Hybart buildings, on the north side of Hay street, next adjoining D. & W. McLaurin on the west, and E Glover, Jeweler, on the east, which is about midway between the Fayetteville Book Store and Observer Office, and the Market House, where he hopes his old friends and customers will call and see him. He is now receiving his fall supplies, which will be found to embrace a general stock of Staple and Fancy DST GOODS Hardware and Crockery,- All of which will be sold at a small advance on cost, either at wholesale, retail, or in barter. The undersigned intends to try the experiment of selling at smaller profits this season than is usually charged, and would therefore especially invite cash purchasers and those who buy on short time, to call and examine his stock before buying elsewhere. JNO. D. WILLIAMS. August 28, 147. National Loan Fund LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, OF LONDON. A havings Hank for the benefit of the Widow and the Orphan." Empowered by act of Parliament. Capital jC500,600; or $2,500,000. Besides a reserve fund (from surplus premiums) of about 185,000. T. LAMIE MUURRAY, Esq., George st., Han over Square, Chairman of the Court of Direc tors in London. Physician J. ELLIOTSON, M. D., F. R. S. Actuary W. S. B. WOOLHOUSE, Esq., F. R. A. S. Secretary F. F. CAMROUX, Esq. I flHIS Institution embraces important and sub 1L stantial advantages with respect to life as surance and deferred annuities. The assured has, on all occasions, the power to borrow, without expense or forfeiture of the policy, two-thirds of the premiums paid ; also the option of selecting benefits, and the conversion of his interests to meet other conveniences or necessity. Assurances for terms of years at the lowest possible rates. Persons insured for life can at once borrow half the amount of annual premiums for five succes sive years, on their own note and deposite of policy. Part of the capital is permanently invested in the United States, in the names of three of the Local Directors as Trustees available always to the assured in case of disputed claims (should any such arise) or otherwise. The payment of premiums, half yearly r quar terly, at a trifling advance upon the annual rate. No charge for stamp duty. Thirty days allowed after each payment of pre miums becomes due, without forfeiture of policy. Travelling leave extensive and liberal, and ex tra premiums on the most moderate scale. Division of Profits. The remarkable success and increased prosperity of the Society has en abled the Directors. at the.last annual investiga tion, to declare a fourth bonus, varying from 55 to S5 per cent, on the premiums paid on each policy eflected on the profit scsle. United States Board of Local Directors (Chiet Office for America, 74 "Wall st.) New York Jacob Harvey, Esq., Chairman ; John J. Palmer, Esq., Jonathan Goodhue, Esq., James Boorman, Esq., George Barclay, Esq., Samuel S. Howland, Es' Gorham A. Worth, Esq., Samuel M. Fox, Esq;, William Van Hook, Esq., and C. Edward Habicht, Esq. Philadelphia Clement C. Biddle, Esq, Louis A.Godey, George Rex Graham, Esq, William Jones, Esq. Baltimore Jonathan Meredith, Esq, Samuel Hoffman, Esq, Dr. J. H. McCulloh. "TfvJ. Leander Starr, General Agent, and Edward T. Richardson, Esq, General Accountant, for the United States and British N. A. Colonies. .- Medical Examiners New York J. Kearney Rodgers, M. D., 110 Bleecker st.; Alexander E. rllosack.M. D., 101 Franklin st.: S. S. Keene, M. D., 210 Fourth street (Medical Examiners attend at 74 Wall street, and No. 134 Bowery, at 3 o'clock, p. m., Fee paid by the Society.) Standing Counsel William Van Hook, 39 Wall street. daily. Esq Bankers The Merchants' Bank. Solicitor John Hone, Esq, 11 Pine st. Cashier Henry E. Cutlip, Esq. An act in respect to insurance for lives for the benefit of married women, passed by the Legisla ture of New York, 1st April 1840. Pamphlets, blank forms, table of rates, lists of agents, &c. &c. obtained at the. Chief Office 74 W'all st., 134 Bowery, or from either of the Agents throughout the United States, or British Ameri can Colonies. STARK & PEARCE, Agents, Fayetteville, N. C. Dr. B. W. Robinson, Medical Examiner, Fayetteville, N. C. April 3, 1S47. 446-3m. "M E 17 G00DS7 JUST received, an assortment of Ladies' d New style Cashmeres and Plaids (some very flue;) Handsome article ot Plaids lor children, Mourning and half do. Cashmeres &. DeLains, 24 ps. Grass Cloth for Skirts, Colored and black Kid Glqves, Evening Dresses, plain and embroidered, Purse, silk, and steel bead Bags, Large woollen and cashmere Shawls, Cloak linings and flannels, Cassimeres, for pants, Tweeds and Kentucky Jeans, Bed-ticking and Blankets, Coffee and Sugar, Fine chewing Tobacco, &.c. fcc. W. G. MATTHEWS, No. 3, Green st. Oct. 2, 1S47. 450-tf. BLAKE & BEIGGS MAVE removed to the old stand of James G. Cook, on the south side of Hay street, and one door below H. L. Myrover Sc. Co., where they are now receiving their Fall and Winter supply of GOODS, Comprising a general assortment of ... . Groceries, Hardware, STAPLE DRY GOODS, UU I LCI) I i UIIUU5 J HOLLOW-WARE, &c. Which they offer on favorable terms, for cash course to regular customers, as usual or ex change for country produce. Sept. 25, 117. m 440-y. the glory of the state is the NEW GOODS AGAIN! G. &. H. McMillan ARE now receiving from New York, a good assortment of the following GOODS : Superior French Cloths and Cassimeres, English and German ditto ditto, Cashimere do E Cosse and Muslin de Lain, Serge de Paris, De Lisle and St. Catharine Cloths. Black and colored Alpacas, 4-4 black Satin striped Silk, 7-S black watered ditto, 4-4 Gro-de-Rhine, Fancy Plaid and Glazed ditto, . tA 11-i Merino and Thibet black Shawls, Lace and Small Wool ditto, Silk and Cotton Handkerchiefs, Green Barege, Ladies' French Capes, Black and white Silk Lace Veils, Black and white Bobinet Lace, Silk and Cotton Lace, Florence aod Straw Bonnets, White and Pink Satin, Bonnet and cap Ribbon, Black Satin and Silk Vesting. Cashmere and Valencia ditto, Sattinets, Jeans and Tweeds, Red, white and green Flannel, Green Braize, - Kid and Silk Gloves and Mitts, Book and Swiss Muslin, Bishop Lawn and Jaconet Muslin. Prints of all kinds, from 5 to 25 cents per yard, kneeling and Shirting of every kind, Lamb's-wool and Merino Shirts, Bed Tickings and Apron Checks, Coots & Hughes' 300 yards Spool, Silk and Cotton Hose, Canvass ad Padding, Buttons, Pins and Needles, 3 bales black Wadding. Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps, of every description, And a great many other Goods too tedious to men tion. Those wishing to purchase at wholesale or retail, will please call soon East corner of Mar ket Square, or next door to J. Huske & Son, on Green steet. As the subscribers are determined to sell out their sfock of Goods, they will be sold uncommonly cheap for Cash. Fayetteville, Oct. 9, 1S47. 451-6w WESTERN CONTINENT. Persons desirous of subscribing to this excellent southern family paper, edited by W. T. Thomp son, Esq. of Ga., (alias Major Jones of Pineville,) can leave their names with me. Subscription price only $2 per year, in advance. D. R. BELL, Agent. Oct. 9, 1847. LEFT my bed and board in the latter part of July last, my wite Kf r , without my consent; I hetcby forewarn all persons from crediting or bor6inp her on my account, as I am determined to pay-no debts ot her contracting. ALLEN P. ELLISS. Robeson co., Oct. 9. 451-3tpd. STEWARD'S HALL being unengaged for the ensuing year, proposals for its occupancy will be received by the president, Rev. H. McLean, or any of the Trustees, until Thursday 21st October next, when the Board will meet again. ARCH'D SMITH, Sec'y. Robeson Co., N. C, Oct. 9, 1847. 45l-2t For Dyspepsia. . R. F. HIBBARD & CO'S WILD CHER RY BITTERS. This preparation is a certain Sedative allaying all Nervous Excitability and calming Nervous Irritation Palpitation of the Heart Dizziness of the Head Faintness, and all diseases arising from a Sympathetic Aflectionof the Stomach, are entirely relieved by a very few doses of these Bitter?, It has already become a favorite with many Me dical Practitioners. TheRev- jr N. Maffit, who has used it, speaks of it a follows : : - . , Brooklyn, Jan. 1S47. Gentlemen ; Having suffered for years from the effects of sedentary habits and close applica tion to study, I jvas induced to try your prepara tion of Wild Cherry. Its beneficial effects were apon apparent, and I take great pleasure in re commending it as an excellent medicine especia lly adapted to excitable temperaments, and one. that should be generally . known and patronised. Yours. J. NEWLAND MAFFITT. ;-; The Long Island (N. Y.) Farmer, a paper prin-, ted at Jamaica, L. I. gives the names of person in that village who have been benefited and cured by its use ' The-bHowing named persons have been bene fittedjy their use in Jamaica: M. S. Huntting, James; J. Brenton, Charles Welling, Hendrick A. Irendrickson, J. E. Allemand, Mr Manwaring ; Daniel Higbie, Springfield. HibbarcTs Wild Cherry Bitters. Three obstin ate cases of Fever and Ague, have been cured re i?Btly by the use of Hibbard's Wild Cherry Bit ters. Mr Watts, at Springfield, says that it cur ed him after other remedies had been tried in vain. B. F. Hibbard's Bilious Pills, should be taken, s iy a dose or two, before using the Bitters. Two cf these pills are a dose, and are equal to 4 or 6 pills of any other kind. Mr Ward, of the firm of Gales Stout &. Ward of this city says that he has found it very beneficial in a severe attack of fever and ague. The number of persons that have been cured and bene fited in Jamaica alone, would establish the reputa tion of the article. S. J. HINSDALE Agent for Fayetteville ; P. F. Pescud, Raleigh; P. J. Brown, Louisburg; B. Howard, Tarboro; Dennis Heart, Hillsboro. R. F. Hibbard & Co. 9S John street, N. Y., sole proprietors. October 9, 1847. GOODS. I HAVE received and opened my Fall and Winter stock, comprising a large and extensive assortment of DRY GOODS, Hardware & Cutlery, Drugs and Medicines, Fur and Wool Hats, Cloth, Fur and Seal Caps, Bonnets, Cotton and Wool Cards, Cap, let ter and wrapping Paper, Readj rnade Clothing, &c. All of which having been purchased for cash at the lowest market prices, are offered at wholesale and retail at very low prices, for cash, or on time for approved paper. JOHN D. STARR. Oct. 9, 1847. 451-6t. common property of its citizens." l VOI.. IJTTERESTIXG SKETCH- Correponlence of the Boston Post. Chapel Hill, N. C, Sept 2, 1847. Xorth Carolinians First Settlement cf Rochester, JV. V. 'Satltaniel Rocliester Judge Wm B. Rochester, ami the' Pana ma Mission" University of North Car olina Distinguished Graduates Anec dotes of President Polk Two Boys from the Hanover Slashes' Henry Clay and Judge Cameron Gov. Su?uin" Old Huncombe" Faculty of the College Literary Societies Manner and De portment of the Students. As 1 remarked in a former letter, NorthT1 Carolina is rich in legendary lord. The prominent actions of distinguished North Carolinians do not appear to be known be yond the boundary ot' their native state. This State has had more distinguished sons who have acted a conspicuous part in national affairs, than any State south of Mason and Dixon's line, with the excep tion of Virginia. From the modesty of her actors, and the scarcity of historians and biographers, the merits ot the Old JNorth fetate are not known or appreciated. One of the largest cities in eff York, and destined to be one ot the largest in the Union, was settled by and named for a native of North Carolina. 1 wo neighbors residing at Hillsborough, concluded to re move north. Nathaniel Rochester, and a Mr Hart, about the year 1803, went to Frederick, Maryland, and there opened a store under the firm of4- Hart & Roches ter.' They continued in business a few years, grew tired of the place, and dissolv- 1 - I V . 1 . T r . I eu partnersnip. nan moveu to iventucKy, where he settled, and Rochester migrated to western New York. He built the first sugar camp that was ever made on the west bank of the Genesee river, in 18.09. Three vears after, in 1812. he lai firm rwlntiftn nf a itv it flip f:lla ttK uenesee, aim caueu it uocnesier, awer himself. Just thirty years from that time, in 1842, by a singular coincidence, three distinguished citizens of North Carolina J 1 it 1 . r. I . met at Rochester, and found a city of thirty thousand inhabitants. They -were an ex-governor, an ex-judge, and one of the wealthiest men in the State ; all prominent characters, one of whom was my informant. Judge William B. Roches ter, son of the "founder of the city, was one of the " Congress of American States," in the famous "Panama mission," during the administration ot John vjuincy Adams. He returned by land; it was in the year , . IIMII t - 1B20, ana on arriving at niusoorougn in this State, was surprised to learn that he was a candidate for governor, in opposi tion to De Witt Clinton. Judge Roches ter was afterwards lost in the ill-fated ship Pulaski, which was wrecked oft" Wil mington, in, I think, the year 1838. Allow me to say something of this classic retreat where I now write. Chapel Hill has been the seat of the University of North Carolina, since its foundation in in 1T98. Many of the most prominent men in the nation were educated here. One year ago the University" reckoned among her graduates, the President of the United States, James IC. Polk, the Secre tary of the Navy John Y. Mason, the Minister to France, William R. King, the Minister to Spain, Romulus M. Saunders, the Minister to Portugal, Abram Rencher, and the Charge to Naples, William II. Polk. Here also the Hon. Thomas Hart Benton studied mathematics and the clas sics for two or three years, but I believe did not graduate here. One of the present professors m the col lege was a class-mate and graduated with Mr President Polk in 1818. He gave me some, Anecdotal reminiscences of their col lege days, that go to show that as in most ojtneivcases, the foundation offutu re great ness is laid in youth. . He says Mr Polk ras the most systematic, orderly and regu lar, and at the same time the most studious of any in the class. Though there were two or three who were thought to be his superiors in ability, yet when he came to speak on a question ot debate, he almost always made the question go his way. As a logical and efficient debater, and as a constant and persevering student, he had few or no equals. Those same lessons, and that practice began in college, helped to make him and give him the reputation of being the best stump-speaker in Ten nessee,' and paved the way to his being Governor of the State, and afterwards Speaker of the House of Representatives and President of the United States. The professor related an incident that occu red during their college days, that he has often thought of since. One day, one of the Board of Visitors of the college, a gentle man advanced in life, was addressing their class then the Junior" and en couraging them to persevere and aim high, for, says he 4you are destined to be our future statesmen, judges, senators, and perhaps some of you, president of the United States." There sat Shocco Jones," the great financier (!) one or two who afterwards became distinguished di vines; one or two who are now eminent lawyers and there, too, sat James K. Polk, perhaps with a well thumbed -copy of Virgil in his hands. My informant says they turned, looked at one another, and several punched their neighbors with their elbows, as much as to say, 44 1 think you must be that future president." let us go in imagination to the " slashes of Hanover," in the Old Dominion. There were born in the year 1777 two boys; am. ADvsnTzszxra -. One square of twentv-one ! lines or less, for oni inser- ;: tion, GO cents ; every sub sequent insertion, 30 cents, j except it remain in for scv l eral months, when it will : be charged $3 for two , months, $4 for three, &.c. ' S10 for twelve months. 03" Liberal deductions for large advertisements by the year or six months. O-WO. 452. some thirty years passed, and about the same time they married. From that trine their paths lay in different directions j one moved to Kentucky, where he has ever since resided -the other came to North Carolina. Henry Clay, by his practice at the bar, and in the State Legislature, and in Congress, has carted out for him self a name and a fame that has gone to the remote coi ners of the earth. Duncan Cameron, also a lawyer, had an extensive practice was appointed Judge of the Su perior Court President of the State bank of Ndrth Carolina, and is now a millionaire. , ,'So the various turns of fortune ponder." N I understand that the Kentucky States man, in a conversation with the bank pres identj told him that he regretted he had u6t taken a course similar to his, as in that case it would be now much better for his family That 'rare poetical genius, the late Ro bert C. Sands, of New York, speaks of the gates of death as the ' gates that ope not back" We may say the same thing of lifo. We cannot return and live our lives over again, but have to be content with the present, and a look into the dim and misty future; In a late letter from this place, I spoke of the college here the University of Noth Carolina. I believe 1 mentioned that the president was the Hon. David L. Swain, who was governor of North Caroli na from 1833 to 1835. Gov. Swain is a native of the far famed Buncombe county. He is a fine specimen of the gentlemen of the old school, and as a classical and his torical scholar has few equals. Few col lege presidents are as popular among heir students. The boys, of course, call him 44 Buncombe," or more familiarly, 44 Old Bunk" He has a son, a bright eyed little fellow. of some eight summers. 1 asked him one ay what the college boys called him, and with the utmost sang froid he replied, t4Little Bunk." The college taculty com prises eight professors and two tutors. The president fills the chair of intellectual phil osophy and political economy ; L.manuci Fetter is professor of Greek ; Debernia Hooper, professor of Latin and French ; Rev. Elisha Mitchel, professor of Chemrs try and Geology ; Rev. Win. Green, professor of History and Rhetoric; James Philips, professor of Mathemathics ; Rev. Charles M. F. Deems, adjunct professor of Rhetoric, &c j Judge Wm. H. Battle, professor of law. Tutors Charles philips and Ashwell Brown. In visits to a large number of American colleges at the south and west, I have not seen one that pleased me on all accounts as well as this. It is well endowed by the State ; has elegant and capacious buildings, large and splendid libraries and apparatus, and an able and experienced faculty. The situa tion is unrivaled. A place of some five hundred inhabitants only, the college buildings on a hill in a grove of magnifi cent old oaks, with a dry soil, and an agreeable and healthy climate. The liter ary societies of the college, the dialectic and philanthropic societies, show, by their well-tilled libraries and the regular attend ance of the members, the interest that the students take in intellectual and moral improvement. 1 must bear testimony to" the gentlemanly manners and deportment of the students- I have never visited a college where there has appeared so much order and regularity, and apparently so few rigid rules to enforce them. The most perfect confidence and -.respect ap pears to exist between the faculty and the students. All this, where near two hun dred students are congregated, speaks much in favor of the wholesome regulations of the university, and the personal popu larity of the professors. COMMUNIPAW. Mysterious Affair. Mr Littlebury Moon, a highly respected citizen ot Camp bell county, whilst in one ot his fields where his hands were at work, was ap proached by a man on foot, who proposed to buy a horse upon which Mr M. was then mounted. The price $120 was agreeil upon; Mr Moon, at the time, doubt ing whether the stranger had the cash to pay it. He pulled out, however, a roll of notes and presented six S20 bills. Mr Moon's suspicions as to his being a passer of counterfeit money were awakened, and with a view to see how much he had, he intimated a preference for larger notes. The stranger gave him, in exchange, two $50 bills and one 20. Mr M. then, as a measure of precaution, intimated that he would be obliged to ride to the village of Leesville, close at hand, to enquire wheth er the bills were genuine. To this the man somewhat reluctantly assented, and promised to await his return rather than accompany him. On leaving Leesville, Mr M. was joined1 by a neighbor, and on seeing, at some distance, that another per son was likely to join him, the stranger made for the woods and has not since been heard from. The notes are genuine, and are now in the possession ot Mr Moon. The man was evidently very anxious to purchase the horse and his abrupt depar ture, without the money or the animal, is well calculated to ind'uee the suspicion that he had some reason to avoid scrutiny. He is represented as a small man, of mid dle age, travel soiled, and tolerably well clad. The sum of money in his posses sion must have been of considerable amount. Lynchburg Virginian, Sept. 25.