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Sixty cents per square of 10 Tines, or less, for the first .nd 30 cents for each subsequent insertion, unless the advertisement is published for more than two months, when it will be charged For three months, ----- $4 00 ' i- of six meatus, - - - - 6 00 For twelve months, ----- 10 00 aH advertisements must have the desired number .of in sertions marked on them, ortherwise they will be in serted till forbid and charged accordingly. Special attention it directed to thit reqmUilion. WM. F. WIGHTMAN & CO. fcEGrAIf NOTICES. CLKMEXT G. WRIGHT. Attorney at Law, Kayettevllle, 3T. C. Office at the corner of Bow and Green streets. Feb'y 3. 1S56. J. A. SPEAKS. ATTORNEY AT LAW, ATTENTD3 the Courts of Cumberland, Harnett, Wake aad Johnston. Address, Toomar, Harnett Co., N. C. Feb. 16. 1850. S5-y BART If YV FULLER, Attorney at Law, PAVETTEVULB, s, Slay be consulted at the Law Office of Jese G . berd, Esq., on Green Street. July 19, 185S. 7-tf Shep- ANDIIEW J. STEDMAX; Attorney at law. Having removed to PITTSBO ItO, N. C. will attecd r-'gularly the Courts of Chatham, Moore and Haruett Counties. April 14, 1856. . tf 8 44 Acres of Land, lying on Cape Fear Uiver Store, Dwellin", Out Houses all in first rate order. The Store is at a fine business stand at the Cross Roads and the and is list to be escelled by any in North Carolina. Any person desiring to purchase can obtain further particulars respecting the property by calling cn cither of us at Willis' Creek on the Wilmington lload 15 miles from Fayetteville. SARAH WRIGHT. Oct. 4. S-tf JAMES WRIGHT. W. P. Elliott, COMMISSI OX MERCHANT, FAYETTEVILLE. N. C. Ajcent for Lutterloh & Co.'n Stvambont Line Will ntteod promptly to all business entrusted to hipcari". Oct. 21. 1856. 21-tf Five sevenths of the FARMING AND TURPEN TINE LAND in Harnett county, known as the Parker and McNeill lands, joiniog Wm. lIiMTington"s land on 1 Upper Little River. There is some 200 acres cf the best quality of low grounds on the Rivcr. The up lands are heavily timbered with pines, and within six miles of the Fayetteville and Western Railroad. For particulars apply to D McARTHUR. J. P. ROPER, J. W. McKAY. NOT.1S56 23, 26-tf .. ' FROS PECTUS OF THE SOUTHERN UTEBAKY MESSENGER For the Year 1856. July to December. TWENTY-THIRD VOLl'ME. In isstWig the Prospectus of the Twenty-Third Vol ume of the 'SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER, commencing with the July No., the Proprietors rely Rnlelv on the encourasrinsc letters and promises of the friends of the Messenger to aid them in extending its circulation, and they beg to assure the public that no pr.-rtions will be remitted on their part to maintain the high character of the work, and to challenge the watronare af all who value sterling literary merit. For Twentv-One Years, the Messenger has endeavored to reflect faithfully the Southern mind, while disdaining I1 n.irrow and sectional views, and has been alone amoa" the monthly periodicals of America, in defence ,,f the PECULIAR INSTITUTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN STATES. To this office it will be devoted, and will be prompt to repel assaults upon the South, whether they come under the specious garb of fiction, or in the direct form of anti-slavery pamphlets. At this critical juncture, while .our enemies are employing literature as their mostl&(iit weapon of attack, the Southern people will surely not withhold their encouragement from a work whose aim It shall be to strike blows ia their de fence. - The Messenger willras heretofore, present its readers pcith Reviews, Historical and Biographical SUlcJtes, Novels, Tales, Travels, Essays, Poems, pr'Uinu,e.s, and Papers on the Army, Nary and other National Subjects: With $ view to ensure a larger circulation of the -MESSENGER, the Proprietors though they intend greatly increasing the size of the work, have reduced the price ofSapscription, which is now only Three Dollars per. annum, In Advance, OR FOUR DOLLARS IF NOT PAID BEFORE THE FIRST OF JUt,Y XN ANY YEAR. CLUBS Remitting us Fifteen Dollars iu one letter, will be entitled to Six Copies, The Editorial and Critical department of the Me- Bengor will continue under the charge of JOHN It. THOMPSON, Esq., And will embrace copious notes on current literature and reviews of all new American or Foreign works of general interest and value. The Editor's opinions wil be always fearlessly and honestly avowed. The EBusiness Department is conducted by the under signed, to whom all communications of a business na ture' mustbe addressed, . MACFARLANE. FERGUSSON & CO. Law Building, franklin Street, Richmond, Va. Jane I, 1836. Qeroted to Jjtfews, Proposals for I-ive Oak. WAVY DEPARTMENT, ttnreau of Construction, 4 4 May 2. 1847. ' Sealed proposals for delivering 50,000 cubic feet of promiscuous live oak in each of the navv-vards at Charleston, Massachusetts; Brooklyn, New York: lhil-H aeipuia, ana ai uosport, Virginia, will be received at tnis bureau Until the J5tn June, 1857. ' A '. The proposals must be endorsed -'Proposals r for Live Oak," that they may'be distinguished from other business letters. The offers may be for one or alt the varda. hut must bo IVrt the Wbmiantitir utmr vnrri aod, as reqgrcd by lawmStst be accouipanifel Ty'ai Fuiiaoie guarantee, ihc rorm or winch is lierewith given. - ; ' Sureties in the full estimated amount will be required to sign the coutract, a id. as additional and collateral security. 15 per cent will b withheld on the amount of eacli delivery until the contract is completed. Iu all the deliveries of the timber there must lw a due proportion of the most difficult and crooked pieces, otherwise there -will be withheld such further amount, in addition to the 15 per cent, as may be judged ex pedient to secure the public interest until such ditlicult portions be delivered. The remaining So per cent, or otner proportion ot each Dill, when, approved in tripli cate by the commandant of the J'-ird, will be paid by such navy agent as the contractor may name within thirty days after its presentation to him. It will be stipulated in the eot.tract that if default be made by thu parties of the lirvt part in delivering all or any of the timber named of the nualitv and at taeniae ana place provided, thi n and iu that case the contractor and his sureties will forfeit and pay to the uuneu aiaies a sum oi money not exceeding twice the total amount therein agreed upon as the price to be paia iu case 01 me actual delivery tnereol, which may be recovered from time to time, according to the act of Congress iu that case provided, approved March 3, 1843. The 50,000 cubic feet to be delivered In each yard will be in the following proportions say 8.000 cubic feetof keelsons; and nieces suitable for lower stems. erd. post knees, fore dead wood apron, all siding 18 and 20 inches, and hooks siding 14 and 16 inches. These pieces to be. in number in the proportions in which they enter into the construction of a ship-ot'-war conforming substantially in shape, ledgth, and charac ter with those heretofore received with srames of cor responding siding, the moulds of which can be eeen at any of the yardy named. 32,000 cubic feet of the siding of 13 and 15 Inches, iu about equal quantities of each, and 5,U09 cubic feet of a siding 12 iuches; all these piec.es being in length from 13 to 17 feet, naving a natural and fair curve of from 13 to 30 inches or more in that lengA; and two thirds the number -of the pieces to have li mn the mean to the maximum crook; elso, 5.000 cubic feetsidin" 13 and lo inches, iu length from 17 to 20 feet. All to be sided straight and fair; the 15-incb timber and under showing a face of not less than three-fourths the siding, to lie cut from trees grown within 30 miles of t!e sea, of which satisfactory evidence will be re quired by ihecominaiidant of the yard, to be delivered in the respective yards at the risk'and expense or the contractor, subject to the usual inspection, to the entire approval of the bureau; and one-half to be dpliverprl maiuder on or before the 1st day of July, 1859. ' Form of Offer. I, ; , of the State , hereby agree to furnish and deliver ot the United States navy vard at , fifty thousand cubic feet of live oak timber, in conformity with the advertisement of the Bureau of Construction of the date of May 2, 1857, viz: 8,000 cubic feet, suitable for principle pieces, sided 18 rnd 20 inches, at pea foot. 32,000 cubic feet curved timber, sided 13 and 15 inches, length 13 to 17 feet, at, : per foot. 5,000 cubic feet timber, siding 13 and 15 inches. length 17 to 10 feet, at per foot. Total value. Should my offer be accepted. I request to be addres sed at , and the contract forwarded to the navv azent at . or to me at . Date. Fof signature and certificate. A B. Form of Guarantee The undersisrned, . of in the State of , hereby guaranty that, in case the foregoing bid be -accepted, ..-il...1 ,,-ill itliii, fjiti days after the receipt of the Contract at the post office nameu. or navy agency aesignaieu, execute me uuu tract for the same, with good and sufficient sureties; incase said shall fail to enter into contract as aforesaid, we guaranty to malie good the difference between the otter of the said . and that wliicli mav be accented. C D (Date.) EF. Witness: G II. I herebv certifv that the above named C D, and K F, are known to me as men of property, and able to make good their guarantee. (Date.) (To be signed bv the United States district judge. United States district attorney, Collector, or navy agent, and no other.) May 16, 18u7 . 50-ot ADAMANTINE and TALLOW CANDLES: fine and common TOBACCO; and almost anything in the Grocery line. Cheap as the cheapest! G W. I. GOLDSTON. Fab'y 7, 1857. 36-tf Professor Wood's Hair Restorative, for sale by S. J. HINSDALE. Aui! 30, 1850. 913-tf 10,000 lbs. Tallow Wanted, For which the highest cash price will be paid. Oct. 1, 1856. A. M. CAMPBELL A CARD. THE undersigned would respectfully inform his old friends and customers that he can be found at the Store of C. E. Lcete, where he will be glad to see them J- K- Mcdonald. Jan. 17, 1857, 33-tf . PROPOSALS FOR NAVAL SUPPLIES NAVV DEPARTMENT, Bureau of Construction, Equipment, & Rapairs. May 23. 1857, Scaled Proposals to furnish naval supplies for the fiscal year ending 30th June, 1858, will be received at this Bureau until 3 o'clock p. in., of the 23d Jane next. These .proposals must be endorsed "Proposals for Naval Supplies, Unreau of Construction, ic," that they may be distinguished from other business letters The materials aud articlesembraced in the classes named are particularly described in printed schedules, any of which wil) be furnished to such as desire to nftV.r. on anolusatiun to the commandants of the re spective yards, or to tho pevy-agent nearest thereto, and those of all the yards upon application to this bureau. This division into classes being for the con venience of dealers in each, such portions will be furr nished are actually required for bids. The com mandant and navy-agent of each station" will have a copy of the schedules of the other yards', (jor examina a von only, from which it may be judged whether it . . Ml t nui T't Vkl -f. mitlrf. "AT"T"illiwtiri tV ii than. Offers must be made for the whole of a class at any j Political arid Busiiii INpEPEfDJRSfCE IS FAYETTE VILLE, N C.,;. jrard upon one of the printed schedules, or iri . conformity therewith, or they will not be consid jA11 articles must be of the best quality, confornr to sample, size, &-, to be delivered in good-'oa? in such suitable vessels and packages, as the cas be, at thl expense and risk of the contraclor, ttt all respects subiect to the inspection, measurwu V count, weight, fcc., of the yasd where received, ana- f i u .. . . i i a i. r the entire, satisfaction of the commandant thereof -t Bidders are referred to the yards for samples, at particular description of the articles and, ail ot thiugs being equal, preference will be givcu toarfV ot American manufacture. ' - - v, JU-. Kvery offer, as required by the 4aw or lOta-, Avrtfl 1846. mant be accompivUy,. J$T&t8J the form" xf which-is herewith given. ' - a 'ST Those only whose offers may be accepted wilfvlK notified, and the contract will be iorwarded as soon thereafter as practicable, wbjch they will be requtred execute withiu ten days after its receipt at the post office or navy agency numed by them. 7 Sureties in the full amount will be required to siarn the contract, and their responsibility certified to by a agent. As additional security, twenty per centum will will be withheld from the amount of the bills until the contract shall have been completed; and eighty per centum of each bill, approved in triplicate by the respective yards.jwill be paid by the navy-agent within thirty days atter its presentation to him. It is stipulated in the contract that, if default be made by the parties of the tirst part in delivering all or aiiy of the articles mentioned in any class bid tor in this contract, of the quality and at the time ad places above provided, then, and in that case, the contractor and his sureties will forfeit and pay to the V. States and his sureties will forfeit and pay to j a sum of money not exceeding twice the amount of I such class, which may be recovered from time to time ! accordiag to the act of Congress in that case provided' approved March 3. 1843. Classes .os. I. I. 4. (. to be delivered one-fourth part on or before the 15th May.-tme-fourlh part by the -cum Juiy, one-iourru pari oy tue zuth September, and the remainder by the 1st December, 1858. Classes 3 and 8. the whole by the 15 Mav. 1858. The remaining iiawpnimuuciivcrcu oiie-nMirui part on or betore tne 1st September next, oue-fourth part on or before the 1st Deccmlicr next, one-fourth part on or before me 1st April, and the remainder on or before the 30th June, iftjf. unless earlier required with a notice of twelve days, comprising at each delivery a due pro- tiou 01 eaeu article, class JU and all following, if additional quantities of any of the articles named therein are demanded; they are to be furniehed on like terms and conditions previous to the expiration of the fiscal year, upon receiving a uotice of fifteen days from the bureau, the commandant of the vard, or navy-agent. " Form, of Offer. L , of , in the State of -. hereby agree to furnish and deliver, in the respective navy-yards, ail the articles named in the classes het-j unto annexed, agreeably to the provisions of the schedule therefor, and inouformlt with the advorr tisement of the Cureau oTConstruction, &c, of tho 23d of May, 1857. 'Should my - offer be accepten, 1 request to be addressed at or to for stgnature and certificate. (Date.) . Signature: Opposite each article iu the schedule, the rice raua He set, tne amount likewise written ia words- - i- Form of Guarantee. 5 " - . c . The unpersigned, , of , in the State of , and . of , iu the State of . , hereby guaranty that in case the teregoing bid of for any of the classes therein named be accepted, that he or they will withiu ten days after the receipt of the contract at the post office named, or navy-agent designated, execute the contract for the same, with good and sufficient sure ties; and in case said sh.ll fait to enter into on tract as aforesrid, we guaranty to make good the difference lietween the offer of the said and that which may be accepted, Signature of two guarantor. Date. v Witdess. A U C D.. I hereby certify that the above named are known to me as men of eroperty, and aide to make good their guarantee. Date. Signature. To be signed by the United States district Judge, United States district attorney, collector, or navy agent, and no others. The following are the classes required at the re spective yards. KITTERY, MAINE. Class No 1. White ak logs. No 6. 'Ycllow-pinc plank stock logs. No. 10. White pine. No. II. Ash. cypress, white oak boards. No. 13. Locust. - No 18. Lignumvita;. No. 21. Iron. No' 22. Spikes and aails. No 23. Lead, zinc, and tin. $o 25. Hardware. No, 43. Hose" CHAKLESTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS. Class Nj 1. White oak logs. No. 3. WhitiToa'k pro miscuous timlcr. No. 4. White oak pieces and red der stocks. No C. Yellow pine plank stock logs. No. 7. Yellow pine beams. No. 8. Yellow pine mast and spar timber. No 10. White pine. No 1:. Ash, .cy press, white-oak boards. No 12. Black walnut, cherry. No 13. Locust. No 14. White ash oars and hickory bars and butts. No lo. White oak staves and heading, No 16. Black spruce. No 18. Lignumvita:. No 21. Icon. Ne 22. Spikes and nails. No 23. Lead, zinc, and tin. No. 25. Hardware-. No 2i. Paints, oils, &c No 28. Flax canvass. No 29. Cotton canvas. . No 30, Flax and cotton twine. No. 31. Glass. No 32. Lea ther. No 33. Hose. No 34. Brushes. . No 35. Bunting an dry goods. ,0 37. Pitch, tar, rosin. . No 38. Tallow, soap, oil. No 39. Ship ehandlery. No 40 Station: r. No. 4 J . Fire-wood.- BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. r Class No. I.White oak logs. No. 3. White oak pro miscus timber. No 0'. Yellow pine plank stock logs. No 7. Yellow pine beams: No 8. Yellow "pine mast and spar timber. No 10. White pine, No II. Ash, cypress, white-oak boards. No 12 Black walnut, cher ry, mahogany. No. 13. Locust. No 14. .White ash oars and hickory bars and butts. No 15, White oak staves and heading. No IB, Black spruce. No 18, Lignumvita?. No 21, Iron. No 22, Spikes and nails. No 23, Lead, zinc, and tin. No 24, Pig iron. No 25, Havdware. No 27, Paints, oils, Ac. No 28, Flax can vass. No 29,JCotton canvas, No 30. Flax and cotton twine. No 31, Glass. No 32, Leather. No 33. Hose. No 34, Brushes. No 35 Bunting and dry goods." No 37, Pitch, tar. rosin. No 30, Tallow, soap, oil. '.No 39. Ship chandlery. No 40, Stationary. Np 41 Fire wood. PHILADELPHIA Class o z. White oak plank. No 6, lcllow pine plank stock logs. No 7. Yellow pine beams. No 10 White pine. No 11. Ash, cypress, white oak boards. No 12, Black walnut, cherry, mahogany. No 13, Lo cust. No 14, While ash oars and hickory bars and butts. No 18, Lignumbitae. No 21. Iron. No 22, Spikes and nail. No 23, Lead, zinc, tin. No 25, Hard-; ware. No 27. Paints, ils. &c. No 28, Flax canvas. No 29, Cotton canvas. No 30. Flax and cotton ttfiue. No 31, Glass. No 32, Leather. No 33, Hose. No 34 Brushes. No 35, Bunting and dry. goods. No 37. Pitch, tar.rosiu. No 38, Tallow, soap, oil. No 39 Ship chandlery. WASHINGTON, D. C. Class No 10, Vfhite pine.. No 11, Ah, cypress?' No 12, Black walnut. No 21, Iron. No 22, Spikes, nails. No 23. Lead, zinc, tid. No 24, Pig iron. No 2o, Hardware. No 27, Paints, oils, &c. No Glass. No 37. Pitch, tar, rosin. No 28, Tallsw, soap, oil. No 39, Ship chandlery. No 43. Tank and galley iron. No 44, Chaim iron. No 45, Ingot copper. No lb, Sarfd, -straw, Ac. No 47, Miscellaneous. - - . GOSPORT. VIRGINIA. Clats No 1, W?bitc oak. No 6. Yellow pmc pianK fatter, Agriculture jtv:OP DEMOCRACY ! EDAY, JUNE 6, 1857: HSK logs. - No 10. Whito-ninel No ll Ash. cvnreau tak boards. No 12. Black walnut, cherry." and wy. No H.'Wbfte ash oars, ami hickory bars a butts.. No 10. Black spruce. No 18. LigoumviUe a 81 , Iron. , N.q 22 spikes and nails. No 2a, Lead, ncand.tin. No 24, Hardware. No 27. , Paints, oils, p. No 28, F1;V"C canvas. No 29. Cotton canvas. No lax and cotton twine. No 31, Glass.- No 32, Hf. No 33. Hise. No 34. Brashes. No 35 dry.goKls. No a7, Pitehtar, rosin. No f, , fcttlU ? No 39j Ship chandlery? No 40, 52-4 1 ommoii Schools'. --: .Office of Literary Board O Raleigh, May 9, 1857. 'The President and Directors of the Literary fcund, having made distribution of the income thereof, for the first six months of the -year 1857, among the several Counties of the State for the use of Common-Schools, direct the fol lowing tabular statement to be published, showing the amount set opart for each County. These amounts will be paid at the Treasury Department of the State, on compliance with iae provisions ot law by the parties ent'tled to receive the same. The Counties of Jackson, Madison, Yadkin, Polk and Haruett will receive their respectiva portions out of the amounts distributed to the Counties out of which they were formed. The County of Wilson will receive 27 per cent, of the amount allotted to Edgecombe; pet cent, of that of Nash; 10 1-9 per cent, of that of Wayne; and an amount of, Johnston to be agreed upon by their Chairman. . TIIO'S BRAGG, 4 Pres't ex officio of Literary Board. 4 PCLASEI COWI'ER, Sec'y. Counties. Fed. Pop. 10,160 5,003 10,750 8,539 11,716 9,973 8,024 - 5,951 12,338 6,919 8,64 5,836 5,174 6,208 Dis. SAaff. Alamance J?? I Alexander Anson Ashe Beaufort Bertie Bladen 1290 1024 1405 1196 962 714 1480 68 92 76 88 12 56 Brunswick Buncombe Burke 830 28 1040 88 700 32 Cabarrus Caldwell Camden Carteret : .744. 96 i Caswell 12,161 SiVw 6,f03 5,252 9,697 5.30S 12,329 17,123 6,257 14,123 0,998 21,111 13,70 10,627 9,510 7,228 6,878 17,303 5,320 18,480 13,007 0,907 6,883 . 6,656 6,585 13,062 11,861 3,935 6,182 6,924 5,741 6,169 6,961 11,724 6,163 8,552 9,034 14,236 10,731 7,040 14,957 7,708 6,030 8,825 10,745 15,176 7,936 11,080 12,363 12 329 12,388 12,311 6,348 8,490 17,643 4,452 9,258 21,123 10.366 . 4,780 3,348 11,478 11,642 804 630 1163 636 36 Unowan Cleveland . 24 64 96 Columbus Craven Cumberland Currituck Davidson Davie Duplin Edgecombe Forsytho Franklin? Gaston . Gates Granville Greene Guilford Halifax Harnett Haywood Henderson Hertford Hyde Iredell Jackson Johnston Jones' Lenoir Lincoln Madison McDowell Macon Martin Mecklenburg Montgomery Moore Nash New Hanover Northampton Onslow Orange Pasquotank 1479 48 j 2126 76 j 750 84 j 1694 70 i 839 76 I . 1333 32 ' 1652 40 j 1141 0 ' 867 36 i 825 36 ' 2076 36 638 52 221760 1560 84 828 84 825 798 790 1567 96 72 44 j 1423 472 741 830 a'-, j 20 84 88 6S8 92 740 28 ! 835 32 j 1406 88 1026 26 1084 08 1708 32 1287 72 844 80 1794 84 924 96 723 60 Perquimans Person luau uu j 1289 1821 952 1329 1483 1479 1480 1477 761 40 Pitt Polk Randolph Richmond Robeson Rockingham, Rowan Rutherford Sampson Stanly Stokes Surry Tyrrell Union 12 g0 56 48 56 32 76 1018 80 2117 16 534 24 inn on 2534 76 Wake j .A. 1243 573 401 1377 1397 V a"c" Washington 60 76 36 04 Watauga Wayne Wilkes Wilson Yadkin Yancy 8.068 96S 16 753,542 $90,425 04 Raleisrh Re-rister, Wilmington Journal and Commercial, Fayetteville Carolinian, demo cratic Pioneer, Goldsborough Tribune; Newbern Union, ,Warrenton News, Salisbury Banner, Western Sentinel, Charlotte Democrat and Asheville News, will publish three times weekly and forward to this office. Rate adopted by Board for advertising $12,00 May 30, 1857 52-3t aid Family Reading; : " . . - . ----- - - N9RM Carolinian; f dealing Watcr-HcloiK. A man "j tooK great pleasure i naving u neat garden.. He had all kind. "of vegetables and fruits earlier than hi neighbor bnt tbievirg boys in the iieijrhborhood unnovwl him ; damaged his trees, trampled down"6 hie fjQwers, and "liookeT his choicest ffuits. He t fierh h rrotis -Way to proletSihff grounds f"bHt nib watcn-uogs were poisoned, and set traps f 1. - .1, caught nothing but his fattest fowls and favor ite cat. One afternoon, however.- iust at nioht , f-.n ' --o--- he overheard, a (couple of mischievous boys talking together, when one of them said: "What do you say, Joe? Shall we come the grab over them melons to night? Old Swipes will be snoring like - ten men before twelve o'clock." The other objected, as there was a high wall to get over. "Oh pshaw!" was the reply; "I know n place where you can get over just as easy know it like a book. Come, Joe, let's go?" The owner of the melon patch didn't like the idea of being an eaves-dropper; but the tun versa tiou so intimately concerned his mel ons, which he had taken so much pains to raise that he kept epiiet and listened to the plans 6j the young scapegraces, so that he might make it somewhat bothersome for them. 'ed proposed to, get over the wall on the south side, by the srreatpear tree, and t. ,ii. recti; v across to the summer-house, iust north -j, j 01 w men were me melons'. Joe was a clever fellow, who loved good fruit exceedingly, and was as obstinate as an ass. Get Wkt once started to do a thing, and he would stick to it like a mud-turtle . to- a negroe's toj. The other didn't care so much for the melons as for the fun of getting them. Now hear the owner'sx story : Inade all needful preparation for the visit; "ul m orads pretty thick 111 the scantling along n orom dntJiu eTT ro ui wfiiclt iu dry, weather, I was accustomed to water my garden; dug a trench a foot deep or so, and placed slender boards over it, which were slightly cohered with dirt, and iust beyond them some little cor(js fastened tightlv, some eight inches from n t'ie ?,'oul,t'- I picked all the melons I cared to preserve, ' leaving puiukins and squashes, about the size and shape of melons, iu their ,,iaees." ''ie s were n'"te right in supposing it wonJd be quite dark; but they missed it a little in inferring that "Old Swipes," as they called him, would be in bed. , The old man liked a a little fun as welt s they, and when the time came, from his hiding plae; he listened: "Whist, Joe! don't you hear something?" I think that it was very probable that they did, for hardly were the words uttered, than ' there came, a sound of forcible tearing of fiis- tian. . "Get off my coat-tatf!'- whispered Joe. "Thpre o-nps one flan. Riire as puns! Whv. iret t- C5 1 I o - - j , j- off, Ned." And Ned was off, and one leg of his breeches j besides; and then he was ah-ing andfbh-ing, and tellintr Joe that lie "believed there was nails in the side of the wall, for something had scratched him tremendously, and torn his 1 1 . nil t tT aiirwAC- ' Joe sympathized with him, for he said ''half his coat was hanging up there somewhere." They now started haud-in-hand, for Ned bi lieved he "knew the way." They had arrived a little beyond the trees, when something went swash! swash! into the water-vat. ' A sneeze ensued, then tliel-xclamation: 1 "Thunder! that water smells rather old!" j Ned wanted to go home at once, but , Joe i was too much excited to listen for a moment j to such a proposition. "Never heard anything about that cistern before; the old fellow must have fixed it on purpose to drown people in. Curious, though, that we should both fall in it." They pushed on again for the melons. .Pres ently they were caught by the cords, and head long they went into a heap of briars aJ this- 1 tJes ami the like' wllich ,,ai keen placed there 92 1 for their express accommodation. "Such a gettin up stairs!" muttered one. "Nettles aud thistles! how they prick!" ex claimed the other. . They now determined to go more Cautiously. At length they arrived at the. patch. "How thick they are, Joe? Come here? There's more than a dozen fat ones right here!" And 5own they sat"iiithe midst of them, and seemed to ceirelude that they were amply rewarded for all their mishaps. "Here, Joe," said, Ned "take this'musk melou; isn't it a rouser? Slash into it." "It cuts tremendous hard, Ned. Ned it's a squash!" " "No it isn't, I tell you; it's a new kind- doxaldso Street. VOLUME XlX K0. 953." jOld Swipe sent to Rhode Island for the seed j last spring." ' . " f - JL- tl'en, all I've got to say,- is that the ienow-got sucked in that's all." "Pni going to gouge into the water-melons; hallo! there goes a half a dollar! I've broke hit nunc ji 1 aiat.'t know that it was a roeloh, I should say it was a pumpkin. water Fact '8. Jjpeiieve, it u a pumkin." ". "WtftT'ilie fi-rysirj rWrs;'w!.iletho owner went to the stable and unmuzzled the dog. and icu 1.1m into the garden, he coubiu't say: but that they took long steps, the onion and "flower beds revealed in the uiornin They paid pretty dear for the whistle. They had not tasted a single radon; they had got scratched, and torn their clothes; were as wet as drowned rats, and half scared out of their wits at the ravenous dog, and the apprehension of being discovered. The next night the owner of the melon-patch invited all the boys of the village, including Ned and Joe, to a feast of melons, on the prin ciple ot "returning good forev'il." Tin's cir cumstance changed the boys' opinion of "Old Swijies," and his melons were never disturbed '. again Tbe Panther Foiled. XAKUOW ESCAPE OF AN OLD HUN'TER. Old Ben Wheaton, who lived in Drier Val ley, about two miles from the Susquehanuah River, was an inveterate lover of forest sports. He like most of the early settlers of Ostego, had selected a farm from the hill lands, leav ing the broad swamp flats for hunting gronnds. His shanty was erected ou a small si ream in Brier Aalley, which is now called after his name, W heaton Creek. The most of his time was expended iu journeys through the forest. frequently in company with a far-famed Mohawk ', Indian, named Antone; but sometimes Ben - , loved to pursue his sports without a companion. And well he might, for he did not need a guide. - Every nook, dell, crevice, and cave, from the Otsego Lake to the mouth of the Delaware prrt of that country. TleHnrtenytottittea:- tw-- - wolf, as well for the profit as for' sport, for Government paid a silver dollar, iu the shape of a bounty, on every skin. Bent upon iucreasiirg his store of coin," old Ben, one fine summer Ynorning, shouldered his rifle, aud taking his knapsack, containing a sufficient supply of corn-cake and dripd venison, he crossed the Susquehannah, awl took bis way towards Franklin Mountain, which lies between the villages of Ostege and Franelin. . . The day was sultry, and by the time he had accomplished one-half the ascent of the moun-, tain, he concluded that he needed a rest. He, therefore took a seat upon a moss-covered log; near a spring, and ate his luncheon. The still solitude, the balmy air, together with the sing ing of birds, and the lazy hum of the bee, final- ly lulled the hunter to repose. He must hae slept iong for when he awoke the sun was de- cluiing far westward, and a few ripples of golden light lingered 011 the tree-tops, which he first noted after cle3ing a mass of dry leaves from his face.vhicMie thought had blown there; but iwattenip ting to rise,- however, " he disco v ered himself completely buried in them. Now it is a notorious fact that the panther wifl cover a sleeping or dead body and lave it & 11 v-v Ai n ti tiff for a time, but only eveniuauy w a1" devour it. The instant Ben awoke, therefore, the truth flsshed upon his mind that a panther ftad found aud concealed Jiim, and that tho beast mi"hfcat that moment be patching -him, ready to make the fearful spring. He. arose quickly seized his rifle, that rested against a t.aa .i bnst.ilv throwinz together some large nieces of decayed woo 1, and covered them with I . , . " , 1 1 n.iJionlltf leaves he iiwbed a tree andwa'.ted partiently the panthei;'s coming. He ld not to wait lonir Presently he saw ltj-a sue one bieui iittr with a cat-like tread, atid with two cubs be hind her, Mihjch she hid in come brush-wood. Dropping herself ou the ground, she crept slowly towards her expected prey, lashing the earth witli ner tan, aim usi cj" cods of fre! The appearance of things how ever did not seem to satisfy her, but she sprang BP, elevated her back, and,threw herself upon her supposed victim with a wild yell, 'lho wood and leaves flew about iu every direction and for a moment thePauther seemed pa sied by rage. Suddenly ne ieapcu tail, and peered around among the bush wood; Se .xaising her yes upwards, (f..rly . emit sparks of -fire in tr anger,) the .rauterV&xed upon her. W ith another scrcethmoreferrible than the first, she prepar ed to spring tards him, when w.l h an aim that seldonT failed, old Ben bred, and she fell. . 1 .. L l-,,. .blAVS -111C EUOU tearing tlie earin mm - ,s fatal. - ,,,i.i v, onintv. Our ad venturous Hunter reiuaUu tor tne sun nau - the landscape. SS,:hri:ckwood"fud"dtytl,:ee reli.1 p, on'hi 'nreotection from fjre; ; qr pedal prowlers, and retching h.msel f Ihh seet to the burning wood or leaes iuuu bet-e covered VoS self to the embrace of Morpntus. ff .prw.rds characterised the escape as the nar . 1 nf- OlWI Ti t! Hill ni. J rowest one he had ever experience! r : 1