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VOL. 2—NO 234
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Cnnnutiiption, Neuralgia, Pain In the SHde,
Messrs. Mortimer & Mowbray—Gentlemen : It it
with pleasure I can testify to the great healing pow
ers oi Hampton'* Vegetable' Tincture. My
wile had been afflicted lor three years, laboiing un
der a constant hacking cough, witn a mot violent
pain in the right side, neuralgia of the head, and a
dimness of sight—very little rest, day or night, and
much emaciation, and to all appearances a rapid
consumption inevitable. We had the most emi
nent physician in Annapolis, but his medicine did
not give her any relief al all, but growing worse il
any change in the least—ana alter liaving read one
of your pamphlet*, in July last, she concluded to
try Hampton's Vegetable Tincture, and after taking
but two bottles of which (under a kind Providence;
we perceived a very «reat change for the better—
her appetite improved, her skin became quite clear,
cough, pains, neuralgia, &c, entirely left her, and
by the time she had taken a few bottles more, she
«as completely cured, and is nuw in the enjoyment
of most excellent health
I have seen also its beneficial effects on several
other ladies of Annapolis, and I think I can say,
from what I have Sf en of the Medicine, that I do
not believe its curative powers can be equalled. A
sense ol duty to the afflicted has induced me to
drop these few lines for their benefit.
Respectfully, EDWARD SANDS,
Master of schr. 'ieorge Barber,
Annapolis Packet, No. 3 Tobacco Warehouse, Light
Ba timore, May Ist, 1852. Street Wharf
A Lady's Testimony, after 38 Year* of
Were there not real virtue in this wor derful Me
dicine, could itpertorm the astonishing cures which
are made by iti
Northampton Co., April 13,1852.
Messrs. Tyler &. Adair: I have been afflicted
with Rheumatism at times from my twelfth year,
i will be 50 yeara of age the 18th of this month;
tiie attacks were so severe at times as to render me
n»lpless I have trieu various remedies to very
little effect. Last October I was attacked in my
shoulders, sides, back and hips; I could not rest
day or night; I cou d not move any part of my
body without crying with pain. At this time I al
so tried many remedies, internal and ex ernal.
without relief I was st last advised to try HAMP
taken one bottle of which, I felt much better, and
at I continued taking it 1 felt strength coming into
my back and limbs, and my stomach strengthened
and revived every way. I have taken five bottles
and am much better than I ever expected to be.—
i intend to use it whenever I need, and would re
commend it to tfes afflicted, believing it unequalled.
Messrs. Mortimer & Mowbray:
Mrs Elizabeth Bagwell is a lady of the highest
respectability,wealthy aui influential The cure in
her case speaks volumes in favor of this worn erful
Tincture. Several other persons we have heard of,
have d/e rived great benefit from its use in our
country. We are entirely out of the article, and
nave daily anxious enquirers to know when we
will receive another supply. We expect ltM*ge sales
of it from the present demand, and want yon to
aend us a box as soon as possible.
April 1*2,1852 Northampton Co., V#.
Hanrt«n'i Vegetable Tinrtnre, oy iu
mild action on the Stomach, Liver and the Kid
■ leys, will cure Dyspepsia, Cough, Asthma, Bron
chial and Lung Affections, Painsln the Back, Bide
and Breast, Consumption, Scrofula I-iheomatisin,
•Gout, Neuraluia, Fistula, Piles, Bowel Complaints,
Worms, Nervous Debility, with all diseases arising
irom impure blood, and is the greatest Female Me
dicine ever known.
Call on those having this wot derful article for
sale and get pamphlets gratis, ana read certificates
from tin.- Dest men in the country.
Cholera Morbus, Cholic, Diarrhoea, and all
-diseases incident to the bowels in the summer sea
-3311, it has no equal.
For sale by (J. A. STRECKER, Main street, Rich
mond ; G. B. JONES 6l CO.,Petersburg, Va;Df.
COOKE, Fredericksburg; MORTIMER &. MOW
BRAY, Baltimore; and by Druggists generally,
1* SOLD.—Having determined to close out en
tirely my stock of Summer Ready-Made Clothing
before the end of the season, such deductions wnl
be made as to ensure sales to all in want, who may
lavor me as well as themselves with a call. M)
slock is yet large, comprising every article in the
Line ot Clothing and styles of Goods out this season,
fits guaranteed. Call and supply yourself with a
cool suit of linen, black summer cloth, or light cas
Aimere, for cash. A word to the wise is sufficient.
No :34 Main street, opposite Eagle Square.
N B.—Furnishing Goods, a large supply on hand.
jy 15
ASI) o lAOE L.INE. —Fare reduced to $3,
from Richmond to the Fauquier White Sulphur
Springs. „ _
Leaves Richmond at b 1-2 o'clock A. M , on Tues
days, Thursdays ond Saturdays, by the Va. Central
Ha J road to Gordousville, thence by stages to the
Springs Leaves the Springs on Tuesdays, Thurs
days and Saturdays at 4 o'clock P. M , and arrives
in Richmond next day by 2 o'clock P M.
Passengers wnl find this a pleasant and very com
fortable route as the cars, coaches and teams are
-all good and the conductors and drivers not only
-steady and attentive, but gentlemen.
Servants are charged full fare on the
Seats can be secured at the Central Rail
road Office in Richmond, and ol D. M. Pattie at the
jy 7—d4w F. P SAWYER.
LI No. 112 Main street, have on hand a good as
sortment of Summer Ciotbiug, embracing Black
and Colored Alpaca, White and Butf Grass Linen,
Silk, Dtap d'Ete, Plain and col'd Linen, Sack and
Frock Coats. Also, Pants and Vests of every style
and quality As the season is advancing and they
with to reduce their stock, they will sell their
Goods at reduced prices from this date.—
Now is the time for bargains.
jy 15 No 112 Main street.
ALSO—On band a good stock ot Shirts and
i\ney Goods.
HATING add'd to our present business that o<
HOUSE PLUMBING, and having engaged
workmen recommended by the best establishment
iu the city of Philadelphia, we are now piepar. a u
TIONARY WAS "-STANDS, PIPES for hot or eolo
water, 4tc., which will be done at prices to suit th<
times. Person* in want wiil please give us a call.
mb M—r tOl. ear. Main and 10th streets
1 uall.—iu obis just received ana tor sale by
ww-w - I -• 1 '
the Daily dispatch.
It It due to the public to state, that the advertise
ment* promising to take passengers from Rich
mond to the White Sulphur Spring! by the South
aide and Lynchburg route, for the turn of ten dol
lar!, cennot be compitd with if our stages are
relied on to take them from Buford'a.
We are not at liberty to make any through ticket
f or a lest sum than ele/en dollars; nor can we de
liver passengers at the White Sulphur in leas than
two and one half days.
jj 12—2w W. P. FARI3H & CO.
Richmond and Danville R. R. Ottce, I
Jcly 12th. 1852. f
To the Editor> of the Richmond Ditpatch—
Gentlemen : It was with surprise that 1 read in
you i journal, this morning, an advertisement under
the aignature of "W. P. Parish & C 0.." in which
these gentlemen, in kindly consideration for the
public, throw discr* dit upon advertisements em
anating from this office in relation to the ecocomy
in time and money by which passengers travelling
on "the Southsiae route" may reach the White
Sulphur Spiings.
1 c«n assure :he public that Mr. Parish was on
the 2t>Ul of last March a party to all that our ad
vertisements contain and that the public may rely
that it is not the intention of the R. and D. R. R. Co.
to falsify one tittle thereof, O' sacrifice the public
interests for the sake of any one.
It is true that a proposition was made to the
Company to increase the rate of tolls, as may be
seen trom the accompanying communication, but
with which prop' sal the Board declined to comply
in accordance with the wishes of our own stage
contractors, Messrs. Flagg Sl Co
I have the honor to be, gentlemen,
Your obedient servant.
V P.es tR. and D. R. R.
Stavm-on, 14(4 June, 1852.
President Danville Railroad Company:
Deab Sir—We have agreed with the Virginia
Central Railroad Company to compromise nur con
flicting interest, and put the fare from Richmond
to the White Sulphur Springs via the Viryiiiia Cen
tral Railroad at SI I, provided we put the fare at the
eame from Richmond to the White teu'phur via
your road.
As we are equally interested in both routes.no
objection, we presume, will be made by your
Board to fix the fare at the same. The Central Rail
road had, before our reduction on your road, ad
vertised at $10, which induced the action of your
Board to agree with our proposition, to reduce to
the same The tare is too low at the present high
prices paid for produce on both roads, and the rise
of $1, naif of which to be divided between Rich
mond and Lynchburg, and ihe other to be divided
between Lynchburg and the White Sulphur, will
put both routes on the same footing, which is. cer
tainly, best lor both parties, as all cllisivn will, in
luture, be avoided, and give satisfaction to the par
ties. We have written to Messrs Fla« & Caldwell
who, we presume, will suajiit the facts to your
We regard the compromise most important to
the Southside Road, as no attractions, by low fare,
will draw oil'the travel. Please let us hear trom
Very respectfully, your obedient servants,
jy 13—2w WIU.IAM P FARISH & CO.
Cffice of Richmond and uanville R R. {
Richmond, July 1-ith, 1852. 5
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
Sia—l beg leave to trespass on your time for a
few moments, and to request the insertion ot the
following in your paper:
The advertisement of July 12th, headed "White
Sulphur Springs by Southside and Lynchburg
Route," and signed " W P. Farish & C 0.," is so ut
terly at variance with the engagements which were
entered into by Mr. F. with the Richmond and
Danville and the Virginia and Tennessee Railroads,
that it is due to the public, the Board of Directors
of this company, and myself, as their agent, whose
signature is attached to tne card and advertisement,
having for its object to secure a portion of the
spring travel by the " Southside" route, that facts
should be stat d which will convince the public
that the card and advertisement in question was
issued without the slightest intention to mislead
them; and further, that it was only done alter the
most satisfactory evidence that the engagements en
tered into with Mr. F. would have been carried out
in good faith.
The following letter from Mr. Cbas. F. M. Garnett,
Chief Engineer of the Virginia and Tennessee
Railroad, in connection with the communication
from the Vic-, President of the Richmond and Dan
ville Railroad, which appeared in your journal of
yesterday, is to the point, and will place the matter
at issue in its proper light.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obd't serv't,
Sunt, of the R. and D. R.R.
[copy J
Exchange Hotel, )
Richmond, July 12,1852. J
Mr J. H Osborne:—
Dear Sir ; I am in receipt of your favor of this
morning, enclosing an advertisement of W. P.
Farish « Co., cut from this morning's paper.
1 can only say, that about two months since, Mr.
M. G. Harman, on the part of W. P. Farish it Co ,
made a solemn contract with us to run from Bu
lord's to the White Sulphur Spiings, on sncb
terms as to enable us to carry passengers from
Richmond to the White Sulphur for 410, or to the
Sweet Springs for 99. They Agreed to run from
Butord's to the Sweet Spiings in 11 hours.
These conditions would make your card true.
Yours, retpectlully,
jy 14 Chief Engineer Va. and Tenn. R. Road.
Cleaning, Preserving and Beautifying the
Teeth and Gums. The recipe for this unequalled
Dentifrice was lurniebed us by Dr. R. N. Hudson,ot
this cit;, who recommends it highly as a cleanstr
and purifier of the Teeth and Gums. Prepared only
by R. R. DUVAL H BRO.,
jy 17 Under the Amfrican Hotel.
LAND FOR SALIi. —We otter tor sale aboul
120 acres of land in Henrico county, about se
ven miles north of the city—one half of which it
cleared—the balance so wooded that enough wood
might be spared from it to pay for the land. It lies
well—is conveniently situated, and is of good qual
ity. It is without improvements and will be priced
accordingly. Apply early.
je 15 General Agents.
TO CLOSE BUSINESS.—The subscr ber having
determined to discontinue his present business, will,
during the month of July, close out his entire
stock without regard to cu*'., consisting of the usual
variety found ii a clothing and gentleman's far
niching store. The stock is large and seasonable;
and to all persons in want, an unusual opportunity
is offered of supplying themselves at much les»
thau the usual rates.
The Store is for rent It is one of the best standi
on the street for almost any kind of business.
PHILIP DORNIN, No 90 Main at,
Jy 7—l m* Next door to Purcell. Ladd fc Co.
OTIC'K.-R. R DUVAL having this day ta
ken hi* brother, J P. DUVAL, into co-part
nership, the business will in future be conducted
by R. K. Duval <fc Brether, at the old stand,
under the American Hotel. We are now receiving
a Iresh supply of Drugs, Medicine*, Paints, Oils, &e
Ate., and hope, by strict personal attention, to merit
a portion of public patronage. R. R *£'
Richmond, July l*t» 1852. ij
SFOR KENT, • first rate large Brick
Dwelling, with every convenience, situated at
tL« inter- ection of Marshall and Sixth streets This
house baa lately beeo repaired and beautified
throughout. It bas about 10 rooms, and is delight
fully situated. Rent •400 p.r annum; and poaaes
siou may ba had immediately.
e« General Agents
dm fOh KfcNT.—luree otheos, autiauie lof
Jul professional men—one adjoining our olllee,
iu disk's Row, and the other two in the Law Bulla
ina Apply to us. TOLER 6 COOK.
Je 17 General Agents
D JAMAICA GINGER; Hampton's Vegetable
Tincture; Carter a Spanish Mixture; Townsend a.
Bull's and Briatai's Sarsapar.llaa, receiving and for
W BENNETT h BKERd, Druggiata.
And all '
duente* arl
*i*gfrona disor
dered Liver or Sto
mack, inch at Crmttipa,
tion, ImtrdPiUt, Puling
Blood to th« Head, Acidity of the Sto
mach, JVavsea, Heart-burn, Disgust for
Food, FuUnett, or weight in the Stomach,
Sour Eructation t, Sinking or Flxuttrinr at
the Pit of the Stomach, Swimming of the Head, Hur*
tied and Difficult Breathing, Fluttering at the
Heart, Choking or Suffocating Sensation*
when in a lying posture, Dim.net* of Pi
ston, Dots or Webs before the Sight,
Fever and Dull Pain in the
Head, Deficiency of Perspi
ration. Yellowness of
the Skin and Eyet,
Pain in the
» Side,
Back, Chest, Limbs, t(C., Sudden Flushes of Heat
Burning in tke Flesh, Constant Imaginings of
Evil, and Great Depression of Spirits, can be ef
lectually cured by DR. HOOFLAJJD'S CELE
C. M, Jackson, at the German Medicine Store,
120 Arch street, Philadelphia.
Their power over the above diseases is not ex
celled—if equalled—by any other preparation in the
United States, as the cures attest, in many cases af
ter skilful physicisns had failed.
Tnese Bitters are worthy the attention of inva
lids. Possessing great virtues in the rectification of
diseases of the Liver and lesser glands, exercising
the most searching powers in weakness snd affec
tions of the digestive organs, they are, withal, sale,
certain and pleasant.
Charles Robinson, Esq., Easton, Md., in a letter
to Dr. Jackson, January 9,1850, said—
" My wife and myself have received more benefit
from your medicine than any otber we have ever
tsken for the Dyspepsia and Liver disease.''
'•The Tenth Legon." published at Woodstock,
Va., January 10,1850, said—
" A Great Medicine."
" We have uniformly refrained from recommend
ing to the public any of the various Patent Medi
cines of the day, unless thoroughly convinced of
their value. Among those we consider worthy of
r otice is the German Bitters, invented by Dr Hoof
land, and prepared by Dr. Jackson, in Pniladelnhia.
One instance in particular, in which the superior
virtues of this medicine has been tested, has fallen
under our observation During the last summer, s
son of Mrrabraham Crabill. of this county, was
ve-y seriously afflicted with Liver Complaint, and
after trying in rain various remedies, he purchased
a bottle of the Bitters, and after using it, was so
much relieved of his distressing malady, that he
procured another bottle, and is restored entirely to
The "Philadelphia Saturday Gazette," the best
family newspaper published in the United States
The editor says ot
"It is seldom that we recommend what are
termed Patent Medicines to the confidence and pa
tronage of our readers; and, therefore, when we re
commend Dr. Hooflland's German Bitters, we wish
It to be distinctly understood that we are not tpeak
ing of the nostrums of the day, that are noised
about for a brief period and then forgotten after it
has done its guilty race of mischief, but of a medi
cine long established, universally prized, and which
has met the hearty approval of the faculty itself."
This medicine has attained that high character
which is necessary for ail medicines to attain to in
due* counterfeits to put forth a spurious article at
the risk of the lives of those who are innocently
Look well to the Marks of the Genuine.
They have the written signature of C. M. JACK
SON upon the wrapper, ana the name blown in tbe
For sale, wholesale and retail, by
PURCELL, LADD Sc. CO., Druggists,
mh B—,'ttaw 1 y 92 Main street corner 14th.
i-*™. TlON.—Office in Exchange building, next
door to the Post Office, Richmond, Va.—ACCU
$50,000. —M B DEAN, President Finance Com
mittee: Wm. Patton, G. C. Wood, H. B. Judkins,
A. Wilbur, Actuary.
This Association has declared a dividend of thirty
five and one half per cent, for the year ending Aprii
Ist, 1852. No liability to assessment.
This Is an Association of Worklas Men and
others for the mutnal assistance of each other is
;ase of sickness or accident.
By the payment of the following annual deposits,
you will become a life member, and will be entitled
to a weekly benefit (first week excepted) during
life, If yon should be disabled by sickness or ac
cident from attending to your ordinary business or
uccupauoi.. reu.iue» wlu draw in case of sicknesi
common to both sexes.
Tahle of Katee.
pryr.draw 92 prw'k. $7 pr yr. araw §7 pr.w'k
3 « m 3 u g " «« jj
I k « 4 H 9 « <• 9 <•
5 " " 5 " 10 " " 10 "
6 « « < •>
Those over fitly years of age will be charged
percent extra. One dollar and fifty cents admit
sion fee will be charged, in addition to the above,
the first year, and must be paid at the time of ap
plication, and the first year's deposit within thirty
HiriUNCii. —Dog get h Anderson, Upholster
ers, corner 13th and Governor sts., Richmond, Va.;
Geo M West Sl Bro, Booksellers, Exchange Place;
Smith St Marvin, Merchants, Main st.; Bo wen &
Bruce, Washington Hotel; McDonald Si. Lyons.
Regalia Manufacturers, Exchange Place; Hablis
ton Si. Bro, Furniture dealers, 13th St., do.; Thomas
Hornbrook, merchant, Wheeling; A Lsing, hard
ware do, do; George Hard man, builder, do; J F
Wharton, Editor of Tines and Gazette, do ; And.
Mehaffy, Esq, Gosport Foundry, Norfolk, Va; Gee
W Bain, Savings Bank, Portamouth; J M Blanchard.
Superintendent on Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad,
Portsmouth, Va; Hon Reuben Wood, Governor el
Ohio; Hon Joseph A Wright, Gov'r ot Indiana;
Hon Augustus C French, Gov'r of Illinois; Hon
Austin A King, Gov'r of Missouri; Hon Richard
Brodhead. Senator from Penn; Hon James M Por
ter, Easion, do.
AH communications should be addressed (post
paid) to A. WILBUR,
Actuary and General Agent, Richmond, Va.
my 11—ts
TAKE NOTICE —Great Reduction in
Prices.—As the season is far advancing, I will
now offer my entire stock of Dry Goods and Fancy
Articles at great reduced prices. Those wishing tu
purchasegrest bargains, are respectfully invited to
give me a call and satisfy themselves.
Also, another lot of those well known patent
Manilla Corded Skirts, received this dsy by steamei
175 Broad street.
P. 8 —All persons indebted to tbe late concern oi
HENRY ROSENFELD A BRO, will please come
forward and settle their accounts, »s longer indul
gence cannot he given. jy 7—lm
Ei INCH DRESSED F LOORING, even lengths ;
75,000 do white Pine Bosrds and Plank ; 60,000 dc
seasooed Oak Boards; 18,000 do du inch Button
wood ; 10, 00 do 1-4 inch C heart Step Plank, now
landing from board achrs Telegraph, Canton au«
Ashland, for sale b
my 14—ts RAG. WHITFIELD-
JLlkhave this oay received two thousand Canada
Straw HATS, suitable for servants, wbieh I sm dis
posed to sell at a very low price. Those in want
of harvest Hats for servants will And it to their in
terest to «a}l at No. 87 Main street. Also, a beaub
fnl article of India Straw Hats for aenti emeus' wear
THE »LB»CKIBItKS, prupoatag to fell
the remiluier of their ttock of DRY GOODS
and HARDWARE, at auction, the eloae of the
prnaeat munth, wLI, until that time, offer thair Mill
large aaaortmeut at »ueh pricea ae will tarnitfa
areat baraaiaa ia both Summer and Winter jmkU.
jy 10 .. It# Maia afreet
XIJKKP COttL.-#'!""* 1 artteteot atrtped
K. Irtah Li»ao Sack*. }oat the idea tor tfeeee hot
. niter Cousin Con's marriage, wo were
invited fo stay for a few weeks with the new
season' «n »■»* '' the festive winter
ffV?* *° r ■« want With merry hearts,
the clear frosty air and pleanot prospect be
fore ua invigorating our spirits, as we took our
placea inside the good old mail coach. which
passed through tbe town of P * where
ST" N= n re,ided - for there were no railways
soal'thnn p rw ? B 'J ere * kinder or more genial
Jpousm Cow, and David Danvera,
waa lau « hi ngly called him,
ThaJ * hinder and more genial still.—
JA 7 "j rroun<led fy substantial comforts,
and delighted to see their friends in asuciable,
easy way, and to make them snug and cos*
our arrival being the signal for a succession of
such convivialities. Very mirthful and enjoy
able were these evenings, for Con's presence
always shed radiant sunshine, and David's
honest brosd face beamed upon her with affec
tionate pride. During the days of their court
ship at our bouse, they had, perhaps, indulged
in billing and cooing a little too freely when
in company with other*, for sober,middle-aged
lovers like themselves; thereby lying open to
animadversions from prim spinsters, who won
dered that Miss Constance and Mr. Danvers
made themselves so ridiculous.
But now all this nonsense had sobered down,
and nothing could be detected beyond a sly
glance, or a squeeze of the hand now and then;
yet we often quizzed them about bygones, and
declared that engaged pairs were insufferable
—we could always find them out among a hun
"I'll bet you any thing you like," cried
Cousin Con, with a good-humored laugh, "that
among our guests coming this evening," (there
was to be a tea junketing,) "you'll not be able
to point out the engaged couple—tor there will
be only one such present —though plenty of
lads and lasses that would like to be so happily
situated. But the couple 1 allude to are real
turile-doves, and yet I defy you to find them
"Done, Cousin Con!" we exclaimed; "and
what shall we wager?"
"Gloves! gloves to be sure!" cried David.
"Ladies always wager gloves; though 1 can
tell you, my Con is on the safe side now;" and
David rubbed his hands, delighted with the
joke; and we already, in perspective, beheld
our glove-box enriched with half a dozen pair
ofanowy French sevens.
Never had we felt more interested in watch
ing the arrivals and movements of strangers,
than on this evening, lor our honor was con
cerned, to detect the lovers and raise the veil.
Pupas and mamma?, and masters and misses,
came trooping in; old ladies, and middle aged;
old gentlemen, and middle aged—until the
number amounted to about thirty, and Cousin
Con's drawing-rooms were comtortably filled.
We closely scrutinized all the young folks,
and so intently but covertly watched their pro
ceedings that we could have revealed several
innocent flirtations, but nothing appeared that
could lead us to the turtle doves and their en
gagement. At length, we really had hopes,
and ensconced ourselves in a corner, to observe
the more cautiously a tall, beautiful gfci, whose
eyes incessantly turned toward (be door of the
apartment; while each time it opened to adtuit
any one,she sighed and looked disappointed,
as if that one was not the one she yearned to
see. We were deep in a reverie, conjuring up
a romance of which she was the heroine, when
a little lady, habited io gray, whose age might
average threescore, unceremoniously seated
herself beside us, and immediately commenced
a conversation, by askiug if we were admiring
pretty Annie Mortimer—lollowing the direc
tion of our looks. On receiving a reply in
the affirmative, she continurd: "Ah she's a
good, affectionate girl; a great favorite of mine
is sweet Annie Mortimer."
"Watching for her lover, no doubt?" we
ventured to say, hoping to gaiu the desired in
formation. and thinking ol our white kid-gloves.
"She is an engaged young lady ?"
"Engaged! engaged!" cried the little ani
mated lady: "no indeed. The fates forbid!—
Annie Mortimer is not engaged." The expres
sion of the little lady's countenance at our
bare supposition of so natural a fact, amounted
almost to the ludicrous; and we with some dif
ficulty articulated a seriouf rejoinder, disavow
ing all previous knowledge, and therefore err
ing through ignorance. We had now time to
examine our nsw acquaintance more critically.
As we have already staled, she was habited m
gray; but not only was her atlire gray, but she
was literally gray all over; gray hairs, braided
in a peculiar obsolete fashion, and quite un
covered; gray gloves; gray shoes; and, above
all, gray eyes, soft, large, and peculiarly sad
in expression, yet beautiful eyes, redeeming
the giay, monotonous countenance from abso
lute plainness. Mary Queen of Scots, we
are told, had gray eyes; and even she, poor
lady,owned not more speaking or history tell
ing oils than did this little uukuown gossip in
gruy. But our attention was diverted from the
contemplation, by the entrance of another actor
on the stage, to whom Annie Mortimer darted
forward with un exclamatiou ol delight and
welcome. The new comer was a slender,
elderly gentleman, whose while hairs, pale
face, and benignant expression presented no
thing remarkable in their aspect, beyond a
certain air of elegance and refinement, which
characterized the whole outward man.
"That is a charming-looking old gentleman,"
said we to the gray lady; "is lie Annie's
"Her father! Oh dear, no! That gentle
man is a bachelor; but be 1a Annie's guardian,
and has supplied the place of a father to her,
for poor Aunie is an orphan."
"Oh!" we exclaimed, and there was a great
deal of meaning in our oh! lor had we not
read and heard of youthful wards falling tu
love with their gunrdiaus? and might not the
fair Annie's taste incliue this way ? llie lit
tie gray lady understood our thoughts, lor
she smiled, but said nothing; and while we
were absorbed with Annie aud ber supposed
antiquated lover, she glided the circle,
and presently we beheld Annie's guardian
with Annie leaning on bis urni, exchange a
lew words with her in an under tone, as she
passed them to an Inner iwo
"Who is that pleasing-looking old gentle
man t" said we to our hostess; "and what is
the name of the lady in gray, who »«K away
just as you came up ? That is Annie Morti
mer we kuow, and we know, also, that she
isn't engaged!" ...
Cousin Con laughed heartily" she replied:
" l'hat nice old gentleman is Mr. V* or thing.,
too, our poor curate; aud a poor curat# bi it
likely ever to continue, no *ar as we can see.
The lady in gray we call our little gray goa
aip,' and a darling she ia! As to Annie, you
seem to know all about h«r» i sujipoee ltttle
Bessie haa been lauding her »P to the skiee
"Who is little Bessie?" we inquired.
"Little Beaeie ia your little gra« gawp: we
new call her any thing but Bessie to ber
lace; she is a harmless Utile old maid. Sat
come this wav: Bern* » »®«f » «■*.
they won't let her rest till she complies; and
Beaeie singing and Bmsm talking, an widely
different creatures."
Widely Afferent indued! Could thiebetbe
little gray lady Meted at the piaw, and mak
ing it apeak f while her thrilling times, m abe
sang of "days goM hy, M went straight to
cheek, Which he fr M
stooped to innrer soma remark of I?'
who, with food affection, hod
•erred it too, -SSSR tobi!^ h ?J*
ful illusion which remembraneea of
by occasioned. 1
We at length found tbe company separat
ing, and our wager still unredeemed. The
last to depart was Mr. Worthincton, escort
ing Annie Mortimer and little Bessie, whom
he shawled most tenderly, no doubt because
she was a poor, forlorn little old maid, ani
sang so sweetly.
The neat morning at breakfast, Cousin Con
attacked us, supported by Mr. Da overs, both
demanding a solution of the mystery, or the
scented sevens! After a vast deal of laugh
ing, talking, and discussion, we were obliged
to confess ourselves beaten; for there bad
been an engaged couple present on the previ
ous evening, and we had failed to diacover
them. No; it was not Annie Mortimer, she
u ,i n f ) lo * er ' N °! «WM not tbe Misses
Halliday, or the Masters Burton; they bad
flirted and danced, and danced and flirted in
discriminate!?; but as to serious engagements
—pooh! pooh!
Who would hare conjectured theromanee
of reality that was now divulged? and how
could we have been so stupid as not to have
read it at a glance? These contradictory ex
clamations, as is usual in such cases, ensued
when the riddle was uulolded. It is so easy
to be wise when we have learned the wisdom.
Yet we cheerfully lost our wager, and would
have lost a hundred such, for the sake of hear
ing a tale so far removed from matter of fset;
proving also that enduring faith and affection
are not so fabulous as philosophers often pro
nounce them to be.
Bessie Prudhohn was nearly related to Da
vid Don vers, and she had been the only child
of a talented but improvident father, who after
a short, brilliant career as a public singer,
suddenly sank into obscurity and negleci, from
the sudden loss of his vocal powers, brought
on by a violent rheumatic cold and lasting
prostration of strength. At thisjuncture, Bes
sie had nearly attained her twentieth year, and
was still in mourning for ati excellent mother,
by wh jm she had been tenderly and carefully
brought up. From luxury and indulgence the
descent to poverty and privation was swift.—
Bessie, indeed, inherited a very small income
in right of her deceased parent, sufficient for
Iter own wants, and even comtorts, but totally
inadequate to meet the thousand demands, ca
prices and fancies of her ailing and exigent
father However, for live years she battled
bravely with adversity, eking out their scanty
means by her exertions—though, from her
father's helpless condition, and the coustant
and unremitting attention he required, she was
in a great meusure debarred from applying her
efforts advantageously. The poor, dying man,
in his days of health, had contributed to the
enjoyment of the affluent and in turn been
courted by them; but now, forgotten aud des
pised, he bitterly reviled the heartless world,
whese hollow meed of applause it had formerly
been the sole aim of hts existence to secure.—
Wealth became to his disordered imagination
the desideratum of existence, and he attached
inordinate value to it, in proportion •• be felt
the bitter stings oi comparative penury. To
guaid bis only child—whom he certainly loved
better than anything else in the world, save
himself—from this dieadful evil, the misguided
man, during his lutter days, extracted from her
an inviolable assurance never to become the
wife of any individual who could not settle
upon her, subject to no contingences or
chances, the sum of at least one thousand
Bessie, who was fancy five, and a livelr spi
rited girl, by no means relished the slights and
privations which poverty entails. She there
lore willingly became bound by this solemn
promise; ana when her father breathed hia
last, declaring that she had made his mind
comparatively easy, little Bessie half smiled,
even in the midst of her deep and natural sor
row, to think how suiall and easy a concession
her poor lather had exacted, when her own
opinions and views so perfectly coincided with
his. The orphan girl took up her abode with
the mother of David Dauvers, and continued
to reside with that worthy lady until the latter's
decease. It was beneath the root of Mrs.
Danvers that Bessie first became acquainted
wih Mr. Wortbington, that acquaintance spee
dily ripening into a mutual and sincere attach
ment. He was poor and patronless then, as
he had continued ever since, with slender like
lihood ot ever possessing £100 of his own,
much less £1000 to settle on a wife. It is
(rue, that in the etiances and changes of this
u.orial life, Paul Wortbington might succeed
to a fine inheritance; but there were many lives
betwixt hiui and it, aud Paul was not the one
to desire happiness at another's expense, nor
was sweet little Bessie either.
Yet was Paul Worthington rich in one ines
timable possession, such as money cannot
purchase—even in the love of a pure devoted
heart, which for him, aud for bis dear sake,
bravely endured the lifelong looelineaa and
isolation which their peculiar circumstances
induced. Paul did not see Bessie grow old aud
gray ; in bis eyes she never changed ; she
was to him still beautiful, gracelui and en
chanting ; she was his betrothed, sod be came
forth into the world Irom his books, and his
arduous clerical and parochial duties, to gaze
at intervals into tier soft eyes, to press b«r tiny
hand, to whisper a foud word, and then to re
turn to his louely home, like a second Josiah
Cargill, to try and find iu severe study obi;vion
of sorrow.
Anuie Mortimer had been sent to him as a
ministering angel. She was the orphan and
penniless daughter of Mr. Worthingtoo's dear
est triend and former c liege cbum, and she
had come to find a shelter beneath the humble
roof of tbe pious guardian, to whose earthly
care she had been solemnly bequeathed.—
Paul's curacy was not many milee distant from
the town where Bessie baa fixed ber resting
place ; and it was generally aormieed by the
••elect few who were is the secret of little Bes
sie's history, that she regaided Annie Morti
mer with especial favor a»l affection, from the
tact that Annie enjojrd the privilege of sola
cing and cheering Paul Wortbington s declin
ing »ears. Each spoke of her aaadear adopt
ed daughter, and Annie equally returned the
affection of both.
Poor solitaries '■ what longs aminos years
tiiev bad known, separated by circumeumces,
vet' knit together in tlie hoods of enduring
1 pictured them at festive winter nt
the r humble solitary t.oards; and in summer
prime, when buds and bright p»ffamed
flowers call lovers forth into the sunshine re
joicingly. They had not dared to rejoioe dur
inc their long engagement, yet Beeeie was o
sociable creature; and did not mops or shut
herself np, but led e life of more active useful
nese, sod was s general favorite amoofst all
classes. They had never coatemplaled dm
possibility ofevadisf Bessie's soiems promise
to her dying father; to their tender conseiSa ■
ces, that fatal preouss was as binding ami
stringent aa if tbe gnttsf marriage or course
tuai vows yawned betwixt them. We hod
been inclined to iodetge eeme mirth nt the os
pense of tbe liule gray goeeip, when rim first
preaeaiad baiaoU to ear aetier; hot mm m
regarded her aaaaolaeeto<ieiera«.ewfaaZu
ed by a halo of romaifca, Mir shared ia bv km,
charming venerable fanrer. Aad due mtZ
m Coa'e elocidatioa of tb« riddle, whkh aha
narrated with may digreeaioaa, aad #hk a*i
mated saiitee, to conceal tear* *f ayamatb*.—
Haul Worthiagtoa aad tibia Yin jlflf
like their history to be diaeaand by tito riaiag
frivolous generation ; it waa ao aawortdlyTao
*M«d, aad they looked forward with fritflla
bop* ao ew>a to be united for ever ia ibe bet
tw Und. that it pained aad dietreaaed the® la
B lAajn nf mnaaM■ a* .
" "«M baea*y
churchyard. He droppedoff fat •
doffed her tray for tombn
erhoe. Nor did ahe long remainSuLitlS*
ing little aoul! leaving her propert?»e AaSu
Mortimer, and waning her aaainat lon* »•>
gagementa. *••%•»-
Tbe laat time we heard of Annie, aha wa*
the happy wife of an excellent man, who. fully
coinciding m the opinion of the little
gossip, protested strenuously icumt mnwi
ifr U mph. W nUy * Wrt *V' " d •»» P®H»«
The fallowing whims.esl parody on Jarry Corrl
wall'a popnlar aoag, is copied from JVWs W
Z»tz« ;
A Partdy-Tke Bm.
The teal the sea ! Oh mat oh me |
The pail—be quick! I quail—l'm tick t
I'm si kaa lean be;
I cannot ait—l cannot stand;
1 PJ? thee - • eward, lend a band:
To my cabin 111 go, to mj berth will I Ha.
And like a cradled infant lie.
I'm on the s*>a—l'*yi on the aea!
I'm where I wonld never be;
With the smoke above and the steam hnlir
And aickneaa wheresoe'er I go
If a atorm ahould come, bo matter I wot •
To the bottom I'd go aa aooa aa not.
I love, oh 1 how I love to ride
In a neat post cbaise, with a couple of bsvs.
And a pretty girl by my aide.
But, oh, to awinc amidst Are and foam,
And be tteamed like a mealed potato at torn
And to feel that no soul cares more for your «ot
Tuan th* paddles tHat clatter as onward they go.
The ocean's ware I ne'er moved o'er,
But I loved my donkey more and more,
And homeward flew to her bony back
Like a truant boy to hia mother's aaelr
And a mother she waa and is u> me. '
For I was an—asa, to go to sea!
Senate.—Mr. Clarke aubnortted a reaolutioo
which was agreed to, calling (or information
respecting the Mexican Boundary Commie*
Mr. Wade introduced a bill to eMabtish a
line of settlements along tlie emigrant routato
Mr. Sumner submitted a resolution, which
was agreed to, calling for the correspondence
with foreign governments concerning the re
duction of ocean postage.
The bill granting land to Louisiana to aid
in the construction of it railroad in that State
waa passed.
Mr. Shields moved 10 take up the tIM bill
Kranting land to the several Stale* for (he sup.
port of tbe indigent insane; wbie(i was lost.
The resolution fixing the day for the adjourn
ment of Congress on the 16th of August, wad
taken up. s- j -
After debate on a motion to insert the 31st of
August, a motiofc tola/ the resolution on the
table was rejected. *
Hot'si or HirusEimTiTis —Tbe Brrrt
proceeded to the consideration of the till gsea*
ting to all chartered railroad and fVrs'inMd
companies the right of war through the pflb
lie lands; whieb was not disposed of when Dm
morning hotir expired.
The riser sad harborbiU wanihwHshs> up
in Committee of the Wbols/>n the stale ol the
Mr. Seymour, of New York, earnestly eon
tended foi the passage of the hill, sard satiwi
into sn explanation of itrprineiplle.T'* r
Obteqmiet of Mr. Ctay & Norfolk.
Nortolk, July 2i.—This day will be one
long remembered by the cWiSans of Nevfelk.
It has been set aside for the funeral eeiemoaiea
in honor of Henry Clay,and a more impoeiag
pageant haa been rarely witnessed.
Col. Myer "Myers acted as Cbief Marshal.
The procession was fotiaed at 9 o'clock, ia
wide Water afreet, and marched ia the follow*
ing order:
Chief Marshal d Aidl; U. 3tsty Troops;
United Slates Marines; Portsmouth Artillery;
Portsmouth JKiflemen|iHauiptoai>uarda Parlsf
inoath Cadets; Norfolk, L* A-. Bines; Hearse,
drawn by four blach horse a. sod led hy four
grooms aressed in white. Then followed the
various Masonic Cadges, &oas of Tempers ace,
Odd Fellows, Rechabites, Officersof the Army
and Navy, officers of the Corporations of Nor
folk and Portsmouth, aad various oihsr civi
The procession, after marching through the
principal streets, proceeded to the Methodist
Episcopal Chiueh. when so eloquent eulogy
was delivered by Dr. Francis Mattery, at (he
conclueion of wtoieh the ceremonies were ter
minated by benediction.
During the route of the precession all the
bells of the city were tolled sad minute guaa
were fired from severs! points. TCP
Bostasas is entirely suspeadsd for the day,
and the flags a poo all the pablie build*aga
and shipping is the harbor, are at half maat.
All the houaes on the streets through which
the solemn pageant passed were appropriately
bung in the habiliments of sorrow.
Elections next Mouth.—Alabama, lowa,
Missouri and North Carolina, arc tba oaly
Suttee which vote in August ibia jw, aa (?t
ry one having now Opposition Governor* and
Legislature, Kentucky and Teunaaaie bate
no ekctioaa in Aagoat Ifii lU'|S»i« ha*
postponed ber elections from, August to At
first Tueaday ia November, when Praaidea
tiai Electors aad State Officers wilt bacheo*
en on the same day; Indiana baa iikawiw
changed ben from Aufuat to tba second Moa*
day in October. . „
Cotttt, aaidto be tba oldest Indian «Mrf
ia Tasaa, died lately at CaOhfi aiMfi.il
the rrieitr river. Thirty year* H+
the colonist* who aecmnpanied AaauoaMilaf
in tbe country, Coiita r« repntad ta l>e jto
oldeet IWiog India*. ewwd *W
at the tiaae of hie death * m olom 1*»
jaara of of»» ■■■ * '

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