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CONFESSION OF Dr. JOHN W.
At a meeting of tlie Governor nnd
Council of the State of Massachusetts
on Tuesday last, the le.v. Dr. Putnam,
the spiritual a Jviser of Prof. Webster
appeared atM presented a petition
from John W. Webster, now under
sentence f death fir the murder ol
ur, be wan luk nan, priyin,' that his
Jtence might be commuted. Tin
petition is accompanied by n stale
ment from Prof. Webster, in which
he admits that he killed Dr. Parkman.
ns follows, from which we make the
On Tuesday, the 20th of Novem
ler, I sent the note to Dr. Parkman.
which, it appears, was carried by the
boy Maxwell. I handed it to Little
field Unsealed. It was to ask Dr
Parkman to call at mv rooms on Fri
day, the 23d, after my lecture. He
had become of late vcrv importunate
for his pay. He had threatened me
with a suit, to put an officer into my
house, and to drive me from my
professorship, if I did not p.iy him".
The purport of my note was simply
o ask the conference. I did not tell
him in it what I :ouM do or wh t I
had to say about the payment. I
wished to gain, for those few days, n
release from his solicitations, to which
I was liable every day. on occasions
and in a manner very disagreeable
and alarming to me, and also to avert,
for so long a time, at least, the fulfil
ment of recent threats n severe
measures. I did not cxrect to be nbh
to jiay him when Friday should arrive.
My purpose was, if he should accede
to ino proposed interview, to stale to
hini my embarrassments and utter
inability to pay him at present, to
apologize for those thinss in mv con
duct which had offended him, to'throw
myself upon his mercv, to beg for
further time and indulgence for the
sake of my family, if not for mv own
and to make as good promises to him
as 1 could have any hope of keeping.
"I did not hear from him on that
day nor the next, (Wednesday,) but
I lound that on 1 hursriay he hail beei
nhroad in pursuit of me. though with
out finding me. I feared that he h;ul
forgotten the appointment, or else di
not mean to wait for it. I feared he
would come in upon me at my lec
lure hour, or while I was preparing
my experiments for it. Therefore I
called at his house on that morninj?.
(Friday,) between 8 and 9 o'clock, to
remind h:in of my wish to see him at
tire College at half past 1, my lecture
closing at 1. I did not stop' to t ! k
with him then, for 1 expected the
conversation would be a long one,
and f had my lecture to prepare for.
It was necessary for me to save mv
time, and also to keep my mind free
.jro'tn other exciting matters. Dr.
ijarkman agreed to call on me as I
' lie came, accordingly, between
half past one and two. lie came in
at the lecture room door. I was en
gaged in removing some classes from
my lecture room table into the room
in the rear, called the upper labomto
ry. He came rapidly down the steps.
nnd followed me into tne laboratory
He immediately addressed me wj h
great energy: "Are you ready for
me, sir? Have you got the mniev?"
I replied, "No, IJr. Parkman, and
was (hen beginning to state my con
dition, nnd make my appeal to him.
He would nt listen to mo, but inter
r i) pied me with miu-h vehemence.
He culled me "scoundrel' and "liar".
nnd went mi hoapinj Ojiiin me tin
most miter taunts siul opi-mlnimis
epithets. While hi; was talking, he
drew a handful of papers from h
packet, and took fn mi amoiii? them
my lwo'n;!e9, and also an old lette
from Dr.Hossack, written many years
ago, and congratulating him (Dr. P.)
on his success in getting mo appointed
Professor of Chemistry. " Tt ou see;
he said. "I sot you into your office
and now I will gel you out of it ?"
He Dut back into his pocket an the
rapers except the letter and the notes
cannot tell how long the torrent o'
threats and invectives continued, and
I can now recall to memory but
small portion of what he said. At
first I kept interposing, trying l
pacify him, so that I might obtain tle
object for whicti I nail sougni mi
interview. But I Couli! (lot Stop, mm.
and man mv own temper was up. I
foreoteverv thing. I felt nothing but
the sting ot his words. I was excited
to the highest dcuree ol passion; ami
while he wns speaking and gestir.u
latins in the most violent nnd menac
ing n.anncr, thrusting the letter nnd
his fist in my face, in my fury I seized,
whatever thing was handiest it wa
stick of wood and dealt hint .an
instantaneous blow, with all ihe force.
that passion could give it. I did not
kjVw nor think, nor care, where I
Uuld hit him. nor how hard, nor
what the effect would be. It was on
the side of his head, and there wa
nothing to break the force ol the blow
Ha fe!l instantly upon the pavement
Thorn was no second blow. He did
not tf.ove. 1 stooped down over him.jj
and he seemed to bo lifeness. Rlood
flowed from his mouth, and I got a
sionge and wiped it away. I got
some ammonia and applied it to his
lose, but without effect. Perhaps I
spent ten minutes in attempts to
recusciiate him; but I found that he
v.is iiusmuiui v ueau. in my norror
ind consternation I ran instinctively
mil bolted (he doors of the lecture
ooiii nnd the laboratory below. Am
'hen what wns 1 to do? It never oc
urrcd to me to go out and declare
-vhnt had been done, and obtain assis-
'mice. I saw nothing but the alter
tative of a successful removal and
'.oncoalmont of the body, on the one
land, and of infamy and destruction
n tne other."
J he confession then goes on to
late the manner in which the bodv
was subsequently dismembered, Ate,
nut these details are so horrible that
we must be excused from copying
THE PRESIDENT'S DEATH.
The President of the United States
has just breathed his Inst. The cham
ncr in wmcn tie died is tilled with an
anxious and synrpathiaing crowd.
ilow often shall we have to exclaim.
in the memorable winds of Edmund
Rurke, " What shadows we are, nnd
what shadows we pursue l" In little
more than nine years two Presidents
of the United States have been hurried
away, covered as they were with all
the honors which their country could
bestow upon them. Scarce a twelve
month ago. the lamented predecessor
of General Taylor was taken from
us. Hut Mr. Polk's ollico had expired.
ind his work was done. In less than
four months, two of the distinguished
sons ol south Carolina, and senators!
if the United States, have breathed
tl eir last; and scarcely had their
country ceased to weep over their
graves, before the President of the
United States descends to the tomb
amid the sympathies of his astonished
This melancholy event will fall like
i thunder-clap upon the people. It
is an event full of the saddest interest
calculated to astonish and startle a
whole nation, nnd to touch every heart
in it. It is destined lo produce conse
quences to me country which no,
mortal man has sufficient sagacity to
In this grave and awful moment.
the heart is full
of the profoundost!onccrUlin pnillts jn lha (:onreSSion,lb',;V,;r.!;;,"s',1,,:y
sympathies and rejjrets But we hiivefhad oonSl,Uld sepnratc!v three cmi
no time to pour them forth at thisjnent surgCr.s, and a document ha.
i mntw.-inri ninnr nin w r
hereafter do justice to the illustrious
leccnsed. We burv in his honored
tomb everv unkind or unworthy feel
injr which we might ever have enter-!
taiimd. General l'nlor rises before
us in nil the plnry of the Hero, in all
the m ijeity of tho I'atriot, whose
name is nssocitiled with some of the
most brilliant achievements in our
mnals, who has carried the fume
his countrv tn the retinites t nations
and whose reputation will never die
Ihe name of the tleroof 1'ulo Alt
ami Uuena Vista will live as Ions as
the name of the nation whose standard
he so often bore to victory and to,
illorv. These deeds are indelibly
written oti tlm fillet of a nation
jjialitude. Washington Union.
The New York Express makes the
followintr quotation horn a recent
article hi the London Times on the
subject of alifnrnia :
'The Old World is very slow to,
comprehend Cnlifnrnia. It is as ama
zed nnd slnpilied nt the spectacle as
n man who has seen a wild beast, or
a nieicr. or n exceedingly imperti
neut 8t i anger. Every step in the
prou'res of this (lashing new State
se- nis to take us by surprise; and nv
the time we open our eyes wide,
enough to lake in one wonder, an
'other is announced. While ourgeol
ogists were talking about auriferous
streams, and granie,and quartz, there
'were assembled on the bays and
rivers of California a community of a
hundred thousand men now per
hans of double that number. While
our humorists were indulging in grim
jokes at the vicissitudes and perils of
'Calilornta existence, conventions nan
been held, a council had been elected
order had triumphed, and the laws
were obeyed. Hv tho time a ready-
made house hac been sent out from
the Thames a citv had been buili
Indf destroyed hv fire, and then rebuilt
mi a grander scale. At last our peo
pie did begin to move, and they com
mittc.l all sorts of blunders."
Win WITH TIIK INUUN9 ON THE
1:xas Frostier- Major Generni
drunks is m iking preparations for a
vigorous campaign against the Indi
an wlin are now and have been for
nmR time nasi, infesting the country
hctween the Nueces ana mo ui
fimnde. The expedition, consisting
of all the disposable dragoons and
mounted infantry, at torts .vicintosn.
In. Merrill and Lincoln, and three
companies of Texan Rangers, is to be
under the immediate command oi
Brevet Lieut. Col. Hardee, of the 2d
The outs from r on urown ana
3 m . r. I
Ringold Barracks, will at the same1
time, be actively employed on the
lower Rio Grande in the section of
country through which they have
heretofore been ordered to extend
iNTisnESTiNO fhom OiiEfiox. Res-
cue nf 1 ifly Women and Children.
Governor Lane of Oregon, has, by
energetic means, succeeded in getting
Irom the Indians nine of the murderers
engaged in the massacre of Rev. Mr.!
Whitman's family in 1817.
Among them are said to be two
oainonc prtesis. i nev were to he
n . I I m I
tried before the legislature, which met
iwuy idin, anu tney nave probah
keen put to death. Major Ogdcn hail
previously pursued the Indians, Killed
a number of them, and rescued about
fifty women and children, taken cap
lives at the time of the murder of Dr.
Whitman's family. The women had
been compelled to become tho wives
of some of the chiefs.
Lately, some friendly Indians have
given information in Oregon, that tliefRe!ebrntion. U informed of the
wives and children of some families,
who journeyed over this route last
season, nre now prisoners among the
Uigger Indians the men having been
murdered The Oregonians arc high
ly incensed at these outrages, and it
is thought thev will not be satisfied
until the ollenstve Indians are exter
minated. The Klackatats and Calipoo Indi
ans have offered their services to Gov.
Lane against the hostile Indian tribes.
It is thought that with these and the
forces of tho territory. Gov. Lane
will be able to open a safe and overl
land communication with California.!
Tim Case op Prof.
The telegraph informs us that the"'
wife nnd three daughters of Professor
Webster appeared before the Council
M l;,u"f uiiciiiuiiii in ueuaii 01 me
professor. Airs. Webster declared,
her unwavering confidence In her',
..,...i ... r. i .1. ir i-
husbands innucencR until he
averred that it was through her per-'
suasion mat tne petition tor pardon
the admission to Dr. Putnam, andi'1'';? n-0'
on tne ground ot entire innoccnceA'ii smaller qiiamuies.
which he had previously sent to tho
Court, was drawn tin and nrnaenlo.l
The report adds :
. . 1 r
After their withdrawal the Councils
sent tor Ur. rutnam, nntj inlonnedl
if ..I . .
nun inni innv. mv nil nrnxwr i nn iui
been prepared for him to cotnmuni
cate to Professor Webster. Uelorc
the document was read tho doors
were closed, but it was understood
that one of the questions propounded
was whether such a stick as that
described in the confession would give
such n blow as would cause death in
ten minutes (all three considered it
would not) the other questions are
saitl to have been answeied adverse toa
the confession. The opinion is uni
versallv expressed that no commuta
tion will be granted.
Tho Boston Transcript says that n
reconciliation hastaken place between
Littlefield and the prisoner, and that n
mutual wish for an interview bus
been expressed, which tho sheriff bus
consented to grnnl.-iY. 1. Com. Ade
The ( hole it . We regard this
epidemic as a mysterious infliction
that bailies all received opinions. c
have seen it rage with the greatest
violence, where external things would
seem to indicate its total exemption.
Then, again, we have known it to
pass over, nnd not touch, places which
contained much matter that te pop
ular mind would point out ns fixed
magnets to invite its approach. It
we were disposed to fly from its
ravages, we would be at a loss to
determine where we could find the
greatest safety. Twelve months ao;o,
..In, I Bo A n.nnin !r. 'I' ..
as the spot, of all others, it would be
least likely to fasten upon; yet, twelve
mnnfha n rrn if mnifA ita a nnna ri n !
that beautiful and healthy-lookinjl
locality, and swept off one out of every
fiuA nf ifa inlinliit.-mffl Wa hour nf il
.. c-. I . I ., . i .
at ht. Louis and on tho prairies bc
, a , n . . :
iwcen inure niiu uiu ivuny mouii-
tains. We have known many lo steer
clear of its horrible grasp, whose hab
its were not of the best, whilst the
more prudent were dying all around
them. Again, we hnve seen the pru
dent entirely escape, whilst the in
temperate in eating and drinking,
were falling on the right and the left.
We scarcely know what advice toj
give, but we know what course wej
resolved upon for ourselves, whenj
the cholera was much more alarming !
in our city than it is at the preen i
tune. Jt was to stand our ground, ler
prudent in all things, and put mir
trust in rrovidence. jasn. Union.
, hnirVr lor ale, mi In- piemi-es. to the hijti
"Well, Bill, what have you got byfes, ti.iiir. ih- soiiooi. LAND. siomtP,
that temperance society of yourn ?" Jm
"I ve got this, said Hill, pullin" out Jfna'. "' "" '""'s ue '
m his pocket a handful of silver. ,"rV."icl' ',e " "lueJ as Wlw
nd 1 have got this," displaying nM,ulh RM ,lt irlpf 8000 (K
new coat, pantaloons, boots and hat.
which I never had before.
His questioner looked exceedingly;
foolish and walked on.
Tub Hottest Vet I Those who
are complaining of the heat of the
weather, rem! this paragraph :
When the British frigate' Liverpool
was ou nor way Irom .Mureat to;
Bus! lire, the weather was so hot that
t thirty 'three persons were sun struck.
most of whom died. Doubla awnings
were up, ami the decks were kept
constantly scuttled to no purpose,
sN matter for how biief a period the
'men were exposed to the sun, thev
were struck down spineless; vertigo
followed, nc.eompaiiic M.y li.amiug at
I he mouth. !u the .-nn- place the
.kit' , I ; . . .
, i ersiar turn the irniru ni tne moon
' is so painl'ul. and (....I'liuiiieatea I'eel-
viwgs utsaurce it.je, lu.-it night n
person may he u!iscn--.i Oieltcriti
nmiMJit inm) its i:t s u ,ia t:,e same
care ns he would
'those of tho sun !
instant, Michael Johnson !wl
iel Keen in a qiiarrcl, near
N. Y., on their return Irom
Caimcl. i village
homicide, and surieudeied himself to
On Thursday tin IIih insi. . by tlu Kpv
Air names. Air. l iiomas II. I.o.n, in
Mij Kahm v Joes, all of Aljiirue county')
At the residenee of Mr, (io. V. Liirli
field, rimr Ahhurdnn, Vn., on ihi-31 itist.,
Mrs, Ri.iaiiktii IJkiskki.i., i.-imis rl of (.'ol.
Win. Heiskell of Monroe county, in the
53d year of her ane,
COM 31 UK VI AI,
9 Wednesday, July l.j, P
' E'lilnr Post:
'"he scarcity of provisions of nil
ltinils ipm iIih crnfr.il oomol.iin! in
'J'","11"""' for s""" ."'" l'"t
J ....... ...... a .. ., ,,v , ,,,
si Inn-r thi-r-lias l..-pn i.kkI. t.iip so,,
ply of I3tcn m pries mnjin? from 5; 10
o", as per niiality. The ilm.iinl ti.r tin
Brtn le is
active now than il was ten'
I'he rt'Cei;it of llii ariirle areratli"' :.'0t:i day nf Au-'usl lleXI, extmse I . .
iglit and tlie wants of ih- iiI.ich are ban lv
suppli.-d at 70.- per hit. hy the lUd or 6U
Flour The last of this nrliele on iln-
i mar r WM el"se" El" ' vesteiday at -.:
I per Mi I. a sntiertor artin p.
now would sell readilv at a hi:
Tin- prire of tins aiticle lias her
iiucitiniuij tor soum iuii-
i . .. i . . i ... --
' hut cuimv. Miiuie to-i av . it
(Jofl'ee We ij'inl'! (.'nD'ee lj a
weh some indii-aiiiins ol a ise in th
M iI.isshs oi 1 a -It).: ;ier aal.
S ill S.lll) a s-,',11) p-r SM-k lull sup
DU'.ir anil otlie; important nrlicles not
n 1 1 in., r li.i I ii . . . V i . i -nn -il t..,- r
' "v I' " III lill'l-.-l
In (fiaiifcrv nt i'lcuiiind. $
nrjr Honolulu and other?, "
, . i
S-lidiii J. llu.'iiphriM s and wile J- Auiei deJ Ihll.hhe tins cninnli ti"l a ltailriiad Locomotive mil
S illt tin r: nil ri- -. I'li-n-nit
.1. tJ. I.e i nil:! nlliei.-. j
I iiipi;irni; Irom tho nit, ;;atioin of tin -
bill tli.it (lie deti ud itits .liil.o J. flu in.
phreys nnd S illv, bin wile, and I'ii I'.int .1 ,!i
ii. I.ea, tin; imt ioliatiitiints of the StatK ol
I riuies'ee, nn in.iliou nl r.iiii;ilaiii:iiils h
their snlieiinr, it is orderi d that piililieatinn
he made Inr Innr siieces.iM wei l;s in tin-
Athens Post, a new snii i.er leiblis'ied in thei,j.
't'ennessee, reijuiriu ?nid di f iidiuits t.i iiji
near lit the miU term nl the ( n:iimi i' ( '.mrl
ill Cleveland, lo be In Id na the I'.nir.li Umi -
day ill Ailtfii-t next, tin n I then- to plead. :S
answer or (lemur tn aid bill, or the ame win
he taken for confessed anil p( t.ir In-nriu; ex
pirt'Mi to lliem . J AM l-.S ItKi! Ii V, C.t.M.
July 11), I.iU It It's lee ss.'l U.i
Sarah Ann Si niiions bv her next EJ
friend All'n-d Cnstiller, ( Siiip!en,en -
It. ( tat Mill,
Calvin P. .Stiiiiiinus and others. ! El
I' niineiirim' fmin the iilleeatinin nf theS'
bill that theilel'eiidaot. Calvin 1". Simiimiis.!3diaiiieter, so us to over-lap eaeh other nin
is nnt an inbaliiiant of the Sliilo nf fn s.'thnif of its own linttli; (has when n imlln.ieiit
see, ou mot inn iil"r.niiiilaiuant by her S'ilieitnr,"3""l"ber "I iieces nm put toi;ellier it will form
it is ordered tl nt iiiililir.nl inn hn maile f,,r A
innr tiicces'ive wn k in (tie Athens rust, n
newspaper puhlHied in Athens, Truness'-r,
rcoiiirui,' sin, I iteleuilaiit tn appear at the next
lenii ol the ( linncery
hancery I'mirt in ('li.-vehind, to ji'iir. '1
i fourth Monday in August next,nullevs
be helil ou tne
"'pn m"1 t'"!ro ,0 ph-ad, nnswer or demur to
' fessed nnd set for bearin i-x parte ns to him
1 ''i"""' 1" U"I-.il:il l"l
J AMKS lll'.lt It V.
July 13, H..0 It Tr's fee $:i
. I.ea ,
jGeorgo w. Salh-c, Luke r.cn nnd
mil. - j
1 nnnciinntj irom inn iiin-iuiuiiii m hip inn
I . r , , , , .
tS tli- ii'-fuiiuunt, l.nko I.ea, is not an in-,
haliilnnl nl the Stale of "eimi-ssee. on mniinn
of comnlitiiii-nt by lis solicitor, it is ordered
that publication bo made for four successive
weeks in (lie Athens Post, n newspaper pnh
lisheil in Alliens, Tcnin'ssee, reipiiriu sunt ,p.
feiiilanl In appear at the next term nf tin
Chancery Court in Cleveland, lo he held on
the fourth Monday in August next, then and
thereto plead, answer or il'-nnir In said hill.
or the lame will be taken for cniifesseil anil
set fur hearing rx parte, ns tn him.
J A M l-.S HKKIIV, ('. & M
July 1!, 18.-.II It IV fee $3 !ll
Sale of School Land.
N nIi".Viic. i,i .in nr ! r of the Circuit
c ("hum i f V ! u s .-o , nv, and aecor
dny u the . :-iii"iro ol an act ol th
rjein ral A- ublv of lac iSl lie i.l Tentles
e. in Sii-ti eav ma le an I provnleil, I
K will, nn Saturday, tue 3Ut day of August.
tlie I si Kr i.-t .ni.. rnwnsiiip .N'onh, iinr-
iTlie Nunb East Fractional Quar
ter at 2V 0
E. E. GRIFFITH. CI k.
June 26th, 18o0-6t Ti't tee 1,50 92
FOREST HILL ACADEMY,
rjMJH FALL SE8.SIOX of this InMiiu-:
lion will roiiniiMiit-e tn (lie First Mon
liiy in Srpn-mlirr next, u ntjpr the siipcrin
..j k i.
iflioi'lirr in mr. 1. II.UII.K.S r. HAMl'EI., HS-
iieil 1) v ins Lady, and close the last Friday
Mr. Samuel's nliiiity and faithfulness nt
i compi'iciit an.l dlicienl instructor, have
l)Hr-n lliornli lilv ami salilaclorily tested
willii'i ihe lni MXieen years. The Trus-
iees ran, therefore, siifrlv rei-ommend till
Inliluiion to ti.e consiceraiion of lliose win
IrMre ilieir sons and daughters to he weli
I'tKMs, per .Session of Five Monlln, Pay
able at the euil (if the semiin !
Spellmir, Heading, Writing and?
iMiiilisli ( Jraminar, Geography, f
and the ahove, ' (f
Laiin nail Frenrh Lanuuases.T
Matheinalirs, Xalural Pliiloo. (
phy. Moral Science, Asirono-
my, 1;'.'., J
In'-iruriinn in Dontile-Kniry Llook")
i..-iui2 win ne given id sin- i
(.' 'in-i. ami lo any young men
who may desire ii,
ICIeiiirniarv Druwins lor small
rliil'lren, 2 lessons per Week, J
Drawina and I'iontinq on F.nain)
( led snilace 2 lessons per week, J"
r, ilii'urnphic or Mmiuchroiiialis (
I'iiinun.S lessons per week, j"
Mezoiim Panning, 2 lessons per;
Hv order of the Board of Trustees all
lie yoiin2 Ladies nnd Gentlemen can ob
am i-rriilioaies cf commendaiion in any oi
all oi Hie hr .inches they may have studied.
' V "a deroins a fair and thorough exami-
iiiiuii, it ilieir peiformance and moral de
portment will justify it.
Upward cernlieates will tie civen month
ly to all the pupils who may deserve lliem.
ur ;iiud liehavior, punclualuy in attend
uii-", and proticieuey in their variour
J'v order nf the Hoard.
CIIAS. MKTCALFE, Sec
Athens, July l't, IS50 ll J5
Chancery Sale of 22 Negroes,
HS V i nine of a decree of the Cham-en
( ',, rl :.l I 'l.,u,.l,l 'P.-nnucco I.
it 11-5 l-'ehruaiy term, 18-50, in tlip eae o!
' iii ti I.'. Travnor, and his wile Mary Ann
I'r.n tioi, nnd otliers against William 13
l 'i v.' , William Mi'lJi.tnilJ. and Uavnl
ii;ila le, Adiiiini.-tralnis nf John (.'uzhy.
lere.i-ed, ami oilier-, I will on 1 uesdav
Hl'iib'i? sale at S'mttii's eruss Uotids. in Uheii
ji.oiiiilv, Jennessee, twenty IWo Xeyioes
helo liiug to the estate of said John Cor.by
i ne anove iM'grnes win oh sold on n
redit of six iuoiitli3, the purchaser uivini;
io mI with two or more sullicient securities
ji'or ih" price of the slave or slaves pur
JAMES REUUY, & M.
July 12, I SOU 1 1 IVs fee 83,50 01
"OXKS of" t Iut r IjiiaeiiiiH I.tixtity, wliieh
" vi r, l-iv i of l'ooiI I'otiacco wants, iust
:e i d :i ml h r sale ty
.in!v t i c. w. ttoss .t en,
New Railroad Car!!
VI' I' i-" Ii a bloomy it ii tl intense study
fjieels much pleasure in beitiu' "ble to announce
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fSCar. I.etters I'.nti'iit were isfijeil to liitu In
FiU"' I'niteit .Slutes, on the Illh of June, IH.itl
j I he l"..r is so cniistnieted that it will carry
isn Iron I il t.i I ." i lines tlie liiirib.-'l ol llle Car
inev in ue, willmiil nnv possibility of iuiori
Jin the tr ae.lt, w hiidi enn-i-ts of a plain wooden
'trail nf mnilerato iliiiieiisinns, olivnitiug tin
gneee-isity nl any iron whatever on lln- whoh
xlent nf tin) Knad. As bntli the Cur ami
j le leninnti vera nies with it nn em1 less hum oi
, r ielc wa .Miim; Irmn IIIHtn Mm pounils to tin
3' n r.l, .'t inidn liv I, or I inches siMinrf, whicl
i! t ilti ' up, carries Inrward nod lays ill front
-f the ilrintu wheels with great exactness
'H I ireeiinli. I 'ver this heavy track the Car.
3 mil l.neninntive travels, sec uriie,' the wooden
(ffitr n It heneaili it Imai miy possilili: injury .
Ml his iron traelc or chain is composed ol
f - T lr-'ilil rnlleil iran bar, 1 i'lch thick nnd
r t inches wide, iincnnliin; to (he aie yon
fj"'a V wi-h the eliain, eut into pieces of a-l
iliiieiies in lein.-th, w itli n hole drilled or punch
- d im lies Irmu eaeli end nf tlie liar, mid put
- ' - rether with iron nr fteel hulls or mi mcli in
' eniilniuoin har or track , .1 liy 1 , or 1 innti
s snaare us the case may he, alfnrdiiii; to tin
4 driving wheels mid wooden track a constant
nippurl of at least double the lenzth of end
I his track f, laid liy means nl Hanged
in (lie advance and rear ol tho iln
vim: wiieels, nv r wlncn il pnssej, anil is lain
iinnotlie on (he wooden rail henealh in Inuit
I he advance and rear wheels lire connrclei
hy mean, of a plain intermediate wheel or
nillei , wlncn, liy means ol n lever, adds l
the ailhesiiin on the track , enahliiiL' the I.n
Hrnmolive to siiriiinunt double or triple Ihe el
TJcvatimi the iireseut I.ocoiuotive can, thcrchv
.ri.-.llv .li ,,ii,,.li.,i(v 1 1, n .vnnnin nf ,,iu.u.
- ; j ' i -I-
(; I Ins ( ar isecpinlly well niiupleil Willi
ii t . Minimus load to rlnnk lioad-, nr lo any
wed (.r uled or Mc Adaiin.'ed HoailS
Men- words or terms are inadecpinte tocon-
vev In the inental vision a nr timilr, or any
1'iinu' like a correct idea of this craiid yet
simple niarhiiiery ; but as soon as practicable
tlie pnldie Mi.ill la: furnished with rngr ivinc.
wlii-n the inventor hopes that the genrrou'
latmnage of a lioeral anil enlmtiieneu pen
;de, may at once he cheerfully anil freely ex-
iideil to advance tlie interest, peace nnn
irnsperity of our nation in the promotion of
the great public gnod, and that it will receive
'he attriilioii of those now engase.i in tne
I'.-iilm.-id Imsim rs. He honestly twlicvrs lhat
it w ill only be necssary for men of science to
ee (lie cur Willi Us iipMMiilages, to He liliiue
linli lv roiivince.l of its great utility, and
'hat its adoption will most certainly facilitate
'be use of Kailroails, by doinc nway with n
vi rv In-avv rxnene viz. the iron.
Letters adilressril to turn at ( a'lioun, Jle-
Miti co., Tenn., post paid, will he immedl
it. Iv nttenilei! lo. l. .UUtH.A..
July 12, l5il tf
GOOD CIIEKSE. A superior Britcle
of Cheese, just received and for sile
A lhen.June21. IS.V1 If 93.
TWEcSvven A: Gillespie
n VK rnrrived and opened iheir tork ofj
S'.VW.7 SUSIMEK GOODS.'
ml very resrH-cllully invite those wilbing to
mrchae to call and examine thm. I
Aoril27. 185a F
DR, E. D. GILBERT,
OAVIXG located at DECATUR, Tenn.,
tenders (us professional services lo the
cinzerisol Meigs and the adjoining counties.
Uilne, on the West aide ol the fuolie;
quare, whete he may he found at all
limes, unless professionally absent.
Uecatnr. June , ISoU It Ml
Stale of Tennessee-Monroe
Circuit Covt Ckrk't Office Vtiilion .
rk'tijamin Arp, Administrator, &.C.,
The widow and heirs ol f Miri.-topher Bos
"T appearing that the defendants are
non-rrsidenis of tins Stale, they are
therefore hereby notified to appear Bl ihc
next lertn ol thi? Cuuri( nt ihe Court House
in Madisonville on l lie second Monday in
September next, and plead, Hnswer or de
tnur lo said petition or the same will be ta
ken ;n o confessn nnd sel for hearing accor
dingly. E. E.GItlffl-TTH. Clk.
June 20lh, IS50-41 Pr's fee s3,50 92.
G EO.W. BRIDGS7
ATTORNEY AT L.1II',
Atiiksh, East Tknnemke,
IjHAOrlCESin the dim-rent enmities com
posiiit; (he Third Jniiirliil Circuit vvil
-nttend lo the cullectingiiiKl securitii; of claim
and will give his undivided attention to ul
business entrusted tn his cure.
.March 18 t'J tf 31
BOOKS A N D ST A TION Kit V. A fine as
sortment of Books and .Stationery, com.
prisim; such School Honks as are in general
use, just received nnd for sale by
31 ay j , 'AU S. K. KKr.Dr.lt.
Land for Sale.
rfMlE iindersiyned desirous of elm tiffing
A his busiiipa, will sell, on Tuesday thu
first doy of October next, nnd stici-eedinjf
days, ot pulilif! unction, unless previously
diiposed of, the fulluwinir property, tnwit:
(Jue Farm, cuntniiiinir 'AVii acres. 5 miles
nit of Allien; one other ir.ict, contuininrj
195 acre, '.) miles east ol Athens mid 7
' r. i I -s snulliet of JIailinnviI!r; nnd una
.nher Iriict, on wliiuh the uiiilersii.'iied now
resides, eontniuinij 051 nere, nil under
aood fence, nnd v.i Ii comfnrtnble houses.
Also, a good slock of Horses, Cuttle,
hei-p, ilo(;s, I-'nrininu Uinwils, &,c. &c.
Terms of sule made litiouti hcretifier.
A. ii. KICK.
A'uy 4. 1m;')() td SS
"lAlli: uudcrti-Mieil has loenteil liiu.iell 7 milrs
JL Kast of Athens, nn Cbestua Creek, anil
has now on baud and will confine to iiiaiiu
lacture Woor. Caiumno Mai iiims, ol the latest
improved style, and superior to any that havn
ever been seen in this country : also Porta
ble llorseFnwer and Thrcshiiij; Machines of an
unproved ami superior 'piality, and calcu
lated lo thresh any kind nf .ruin and Clnvr r
Seed. These Machines are nil manufactured
with pleat care, with a iew to durability,
and will be disposal of on accoiiunodutitiir
The undersigned will also repair tiny kind
if .Varliiuerv, and will prompt I v attend In
any- business in his line w ilh wliu h he may
be favored. He will also iiiaiiufiiclure pat
icriis for Cti't .Mae.hinerv of anv kind.
JOHN j. DIXON.
June I I, 1 tni in)
Important Land Sale.
IUKS-UA.N I' to an imler ol the Circuit
Court lor iIih county ol Polk, at the
February term, 1S50, I will proceed lo sell
upon the premises, on the Kill day of July
next, ihe Section ot .School Land for the
f Co drill fraetional Township South, Rnnae
l'"a-t ol Ihe hais line. Ocoee District.
(Said lands have been surveyed rind valued
in i.iiiows ;
The South ensi Quarter, lo gGf)
" JVorthmsl " 200
" South west " 4U
" Kurlh-west " 120
The -.vln-.ie r,iiiountiii2 to gil'JO
The abnve .'ei-tin-i nf Land lies immedi
ately ndjaiiiitir il,,. Copper mines, in Pu.k
county, lenii., nnd is supposed hy miners
iu eotitniii a larger portion of thai valuable
mineral than the mines which have already
iheen u-urlied. Il has never been tested.
tnd theref.ire valued by the Coiiitnissioneri
as ihouirh ii was destitinp (,f mineral
wealiii, ii, .joo only, while a small lot hut
i few mils distant, has sold for BoO.OUO.
Lis. I lie above section nf school Intid
vns leased for lntnitijj purposes on the 'JUt
1ay. ISjO from the scliooi Cuiliiiwssiniiers,
hj fe-iiiiiuiitis & Caldwell.
JAMES SMITH. CUrk.
June 11, .50 Ol IVs fee go 90
Geo. W. IVIayo
II I A.S removed to the large Brick '1'uvern
on the Public Siiuare, heretofore oecii-
pitd by James 8. Bridges, Ksn.. wbi-re be it
I prepared to accaaimodatu the traveling pub
March 8, I S."ifl IT 7G
.) LIDtCAL NO TICE.
H. 1. M.IV, . O. WM. a. MCE,H. D.
I) S. 31 A V cV MC1J
J I. -WING associated themselvel together
1 1, respectfully tender their professional ser
vices to the public. In critical cases, when
required, both will be in attendance without
nl it 1 1 tun ii I expense.
Athens, Teun.,Jiine l.j, ISMIT 33
j.ms. it. coo an,
ATTOKNEV AT LAW,
r II. I. practice in the Courts of Monroe,
McMmn, Rhea, .Veigs, llamillun.
Bradley, unit Folk counties.
Oihce nearly opposite the rlanter's Bank.
March I, 18."(J tf 75
A. WELLES & CO.,
H.VVK constantly on hand a largestock in
(heir line nnd .-licit orderi therefor.
Their pirlicular attention is given to the
ale of Uacoii, Laril, Feathers, Klonr and
t;ram. .fn party desiring information in
recard to the Savannah market will meet
with prompt attention.
June 7, imu ly- 13