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VOL 2—NO. 2(>l
"/AS A. COWARDIN, Proprietor.
tf.kms ok advertising.
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} ' ; . CS ertion* 075 1 do 2 month* 700
: A V do 100 1 do 3 do 10 00
, % - w,~k 1 751 1 do C do 16 00
; I 2 week* 2 751 1 do 1 year 30 00
4 |.y r.'mmuti chtioM»re charged at the *ame
„If»! advi rt'S- ment*.
C¥" <** ■ ■ or iet) mal " a sji'Wt; longer ad
wrtllexent*iaexact proportion, and payable insd
• I
rST Advertisement* tn*erted once a week, twice
# ,|i, cr thr< e time* a week, will he *harj{cd SO
a «-it* tor the first insertion, and 37£ cent* tor eact
9 f3*~ Marriage notice* Inserted for 25 cent*; Fu
t s •.'> cents ; Dwrtll, without obituary or
fMjivra. **-*1 a.ion. cent*.
Xh'" " Daily Dispatch' is served to *Tib*crlber*
gt »r o .d a quarter cents prr treek, payable to the
weekiy. Price for mailing, $4 ayearln ad
la pubnsr.' d erery Friday morning, and mailed
lor one dollar a vKAR. To Clubs, for 85 sixco
pies; lur SiO thirteen copie*; for 815 twenty co
pies, for »20twenty-*even copie*.
TJO>". —Office In Exchange building, next
d t thi Post Office, Richmond, Va.—ACCU
m latk;> cash and guarantee capital
B">O,iX»J. —M B DEAN, President Finance Com
znitfee: Wei. Patton, G C. Wood, H. B. Judkins,
A Wiibur, A- tu*ry.
This A -.-«ciHtian has declared a dividend of thirty
five at. -i on-: bait per cent for the year ending April
it!, lij- No liability ti assessment.
This is an Association of Working Men and
others for the mutual assistance of each other in
case of sickness or accident.
By the puyment of the following annual deposit*,
you wiil become a life member, and will be entitled
to a weak:? ccfit (first week excepted) during
lit- , if y u' should be disabled by sickness or ac
cident jr. tii attending to your ordinary business or
occupiutoii. rt-nifii's win draw in case of sickness
common to both sexes.
Table cf Kntes.
S2pryr.draw s-i pr w'k. i S7 pr yr. draw S7 pr.w'l
3" " " 2 " | 8 " « 8 "
4 '• " 4 " j 9 " " 9 "
5 " " 5 » 110 " " 10"
6 " " C " j
Those over fifty years of age will be charged 25
psr cent, extra. One dollar and fifty cents admii
.- on fee wii: 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
References.—Dozget k. Anderson, Upholster
ers. corner I,lm and Governor sts-. Richmond, Va.;
Geo M West Ja Bro, Booksellers, Ex charge Place;
Smilli A Marvin, Merchants, Main St.; Bowea A
Bruce, W .-'lington Hotel; McDonald & Lyong,
Regaha Manufacturers, Exchange P'uce ; Hablis
ton"A Hr , Furniture dealers, 13th do.; Thomas
Hornbrook, merchant, Wheeling; A Laina, haid
ware dij, do; Geors" Hardrnan, builder, do; J E
Wharton, Editor of Titne3 and Gazette, do; And
Mehnffy, Esq, Gosport Foundry, Norfolk, Va; Geo
\V Bail., Savings Bank, Portsmouth; J M Blanchard,
Superintendent on Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad,
Portsmouth, Va ; Hon Reuben Wood, Governor of
Ohio; Hon Joseph A Wright, Gov'r of Indiana;
Hon Augustus C French, Gov'r of Illinois; Hoc
Austin A hin'/, (lov'r of Missouri; Hon Richard
Brodhead. ;ator from Peua; Han James M Por
ter, Eas-on, do.
Ali communications shouid be addressed (post
paid) to A. WILBUR,
Actuary and General Agent, Richmond, Va,
my 11—ts
M'KlNGS—Frire 310.
Leave Richmond at6J AM, arrive at Staunton
eaaie day by t<i P M.
Leave Staunton at 7J A M, to Bath Alum by night
Leave Bath Alum at daylight and arrive at White
Suipfcur at halt past S P M.
Iff t u in! ii k
Leave White Sulphur at 7 A M and to Bath Alum
by nisht
Leave Bath Alum by daylight, and to Cocke's by
Leave Coeie'a at 5 A M and to Richmond by 2
P M.
*I*'a re to Staunton.. 5 00
di Bath alum or Warm 825
do Hot Sulphur 850
do White Sulphur 10 00
do Lexington 700
do Rockbridge Alum... 850
Ct£l)A It TAlt. — i'De mutt aucoesalui rcmcuy-
J now in use for the cure ot Consumption, Bron
chitis, Cough*. Colds, Asthma, Dyspepsii, Piles,
Kings' Evi'. Diseases of th> Kidneys, Liver, &c.
Opinions of the Mcdical Faculty.
BALTiMoaE, March 17, 1851.
Mrs. B I', ycrrrie—Dear Madam: It gives me
great pleasure in recommending to public favor
your valuable medicine, (Cedar Tar) as au excel
lent preventive or curative in the tirst stages of
bronchial auctions, or diseases of the lungs, and
also as a very valuable tonic. Yours, very respect
fuilj, T. H. WRIGHT, M. 1).
I subscribe, with pleasure and lull confidence, to
the good ef.'tcts of the Cedar Tar, as prepared and
sold by Mrs Norris, in many cases of disease, hav
ina Drescribud it frequently, and always with good
cu'ects. A. RICH, M. D.
March 27, 1651.
Mrs. 11. IS. A arris—Madam: It gives me pleas
ute to recommend to the favorable notice of the
public your valuable medicine, (Cedar Tar) in bron
chial affections and diseases or the lungs.
Baltimore, March 27, 1851.
The Cedar Tar is daily gaining popularity in this
community, and some of cur own physicians are
recommencing it to their patients.
We are permitted to refer to the following per
sons, citizens of Richmond and vicinity, out ot a
large number, (who, from motives of delicacy, pre
ler that their names should not be made public,)
-who have received treat benefit from the use of the
Tt.j • V if I'CBtlrt, H. Meseke, Jas. R.
Moore, Jno P>. Dodd, Charlottesville, Va.
Call and see certificates.
I'# Beware of counterfeits. The genuine arti
cle la for shM by
I'. HORTON KEACH, 91 Main street,
Sole Agent for Richmond, and
au 4 General for Eastern Virginia.
UISSOIiIiTIOS. —'ins partnership hereto
lore exiting between the subscribers, under
i* this day dissolved By mutual consent. All per
sons hav. claims against the concern will present
them, and those indebted will please make pay
cient as early as possible.
Ju'jy Ist, 1652. 1. R. BARKSDALE.
/U)-PAiiTMiKr«Hlt'. — ihe eubscribere have
this day funned a co partnership under the firm
nt Word, Ferguson A Co., and wilt continue
the Dry Guocs, Importing and Jobbiug business at
the old stand, No 123, Main street, where th>-y win
be happy to tee* their old friends, psomisicg to do
ali in their power to please.
Th- y t-'ei confident, as their Fa'.l Stock will be
entirely new in the Fancy line, and purchased for
cash, that they will be able to offer greater induce
ments thiii. ,ve». All orders will be promptly at
tended to. QL'IN M. WORD,
July Ist, HC2 W. H. WORD.
--11! retiring from tue Mercantile business, I cor
dially recu: ..-;:»•»»«! to all of my old acquaintance*
andL-ieacU i. ••'new con-ere, feeling every aseu
ru.':e 'hat tot tly justice and chea;: good* cart be
had, b... t: «-y wit' find them high iniaued and libe
ral in alltra .- action*.
July itt, 1852. ISAAC R. BARKSDiLE.
au 4—l in
I^OUfliViiii'l/A'l'li —lam prepared to exe
clu-»i.h promptness aud dispatch, ail or
<lers en:: to my charge for the above article,
fiaocple* m.y be «• eu at u:y office,
is c -i Comer 22J and Water st*.
f* FOIt RENT.—A neat wcod.-n Tenement,
j[near Mr Glenn'* brick yard. West of Brook
Avenue, li has three Room*, and attached is a
Garden containing many Vegetables Kent, 86 25
per month. TOLER & COOK,
au 18 General Agents.
11 O U fe E KOK REN T.—The Brick
Dwelling on 7th street, near the residence of
Capt. Wm. Y. Sheppaid, at present occupied by
Mr. A. G. Sale Possession given in a few day* —
Rent «200 per annum. TOLER &. COOK,
jy 30 General A tents.
©FOR KENT—Those two large brick
Tenements situated on Cary street, 2nd and
3rd trom the corner ot 17th, now occupied by Mr.
George I). Ha r wood as a Tobacco Fsctory. Pos
session given Ist January. For terms, apply to
au 9 Druggists, No. 125 Main street
ai-OK KENT —A House in Bowling Green,
containing six rooms, besides a kitchen, a
large yard, Bnd an excellent well of wab r attached
to the same. This may be had on very reasonable
terms if application be made immediately to
Earthenware Manufacturers.
To be found at the Old Market. au 17—2w*
nement, corner of Marshall and Madison sts.,
now occupied by Doctor Walthall, is for rent, and
immediate possession may be had. it has two ex
cellent basement rooms, two rooms on the first
iioor, and two on the second, and has, in addition,
two large aid convenient closets. The lot is exten
sive, and has on it a wood house and a well, which
affords a large supply ot the best water in Rich
mond. Rentsioo. TOLER Sc COOK,
au2o General Asents
I<OK KENT —The upper part ot the
Biij bouse occupied by Mr David B. Franklin, on
Kiuad street It bas five good rooms and two
closets, and in the yard are a good kitchen and a
hydrant. The premises have lately been repaired
throughout, and may be taken in possession imme
diately, E>t a very low rent, say $150.
au 5 General Agents.
FOR KfcNT—That most cesirable Store
yjiiii on Main street, next below Col Titus C Rice's,
lur nome time past occupied by Messrs. Drake &
Lorrison, dealers in Carriages. This is considered
one of tbe best stands on M»in street lor a large
Grocery, Dry Goods or Clothing business. The
house is large, and would be found convenient in
almost any line of business, being situated in the
best business part of the city, about equi distant
from two of the railroad depots. Possession may
be had in a i'ew days. Rent $700 per annum.
au 5 General Aaents.
FOR ItKNT. two newly builtthree story
jfi.jj Houses, with pipe* throughout—on Main
street, between 2nd and 3rd streets Apply to
my 26—ts W. GODDIN.
fSija FUit ItJiNT —A. laige front Room over
Sjjil our store, on first door.
au 5 No 102, Main street.
ISEs! FOR RKiM^ —Rooms over u.y store, with
i*"li kitchen, Ax., suitable for a small family,
au 3 W. M. DADE
Main street, near Ola Market
ff&l FiiK KENT—A lodging ROOM over my
jjiislstore, 67 Main street
fy. AOTICJi, —1 Oeieoy noc.ty my old
customers and friends in general, that
"'7 Collars can only be found at my es
tablisbment, on Franklin, between 16th
and I7th streets, and at D. A. Brown's, Shockoe
Hill. There wili be the initials of my father's name
stamped on them, "W. P. B." on Nos. 1, 2, 3, ac
cording to quality, and none other Collars are
mine. C. J. BALDWiN,
au 2—lm Successor to W. P. Baldw
K'f«3}LINERY.— Having a very good as
SaSsTsortment of S'lk and Straw Bonnets,
Flowers, Ribbons, &c, and being de —
sirous of reducing the stock considerably before
going North, I will sell all now on hand at a great
reduction. MRS. SWORDS'
au 3 Millinery Ware Room, 225 Broad street.
reteTSajwishca to call the attention of
friends and the public, to the fact |g3j£*
that she has taken the lower Tcne
ment of the MANSION HOUSE, No Main
street—Mrs Phillips' old stand.
au 10—dim
have this day received two thousand Canada
Straw HATS, suitable for servants, which 1 am dis
posed to sell at a very low price. Those in wanl
ot harvest Hats for servants will find it to their in
terest to call at No. 87 Main street. Also, a beauti
ful article of India Straw Hats for gentl-*mens' wear.
gT] A CARD. —1 am in receipt o l the Fall
a3iLl' athiuns ol Gentlemens' Hutu.
au 9 87 Main street.
M~ HOL'WE WA>TED.—Wewish to ren
a house on Church Hill or Union Hill, with
not less than five good rocms, and a kitchen. F'or
one of this description, we will pay a fair price.
au 2 Generai Agents.
AItJiWAUK, tIiTLEttY, A: C.—The
subscriber having purchased the Stock of
Goods belonging to the estate of E. M. Newbern,
deceased, and opened at the store formerly occu
pied by him, takes this method of inviting his
iiiend*, the customers of Mr Newbera, and the
public generally, to call and examine his goods He
will keep constantly on hand a general assortment
of Hrrdware, Pocket and Table Cutlery, edge tools,
flic, which he 'will sell at very low prices.
Corner Franklin and 17th streets.
I3P The upper part of the House, with Kitch
en, tor rent. au 16—diiwwlt*
C'I,OTIUING, C'LOaillNU, Selling at Re.
J dueed Prices.
S. MERCHANT &. WEISIGER, No 112 Main st,
have still on hand a good assortment of Clothing of
every quality and style, which they will sell at a
very small advance, as they wish to reduca their
stock. Call and supply yeurtelves for little mo
au 14 No 112 Main »t.
ANTllltAflTh COAjL.-I am row recei
ving my supply of red and white ash broken
and screened and Lump Anthracite Coal, which I
will deliver in any part of the city 'or £5 75 per
ton of 2000 lbs. taken from the vessel, or $8 from
the yard. JOHN W. WRIGHT,
8 u 6 Dock Wharf.
BLAfKsitll'i'lt bull 111 ltb.—A young,
strong and healthy man, said to be a tolerably
eood Blacasmith, will oe hired out for the balance
r.f the vear, upon reasonable t 'rms.
au 14 General Agents.
place to get tine Sky-light Pictures taken lor 81.—
VVe would invite all tu call soon, as we shall aot
sake low pictures but a few weeks.
We have made arrangements to take picture* of
sick or deceased persons at their residences. Our
prices are from 81 to 810. OSBORNS,
Opposite the Banks, sign of the American Flags.
jy 13
vJTHA W Wit»>UOi II T VKI L.S.—etruw
O Wrought Laco Veils, a new and very pretty ar
Black and white Lace Veils
Lace Capes, Collars and Sleeves
Organdies, Lawns, Bareges, Tissues
And other vaneties of Dress Good*, will be *ola
at great reduction In price. For bargains, call at 99
Main street.
|_i fcUttiMjl?*.— *0 btils taumy ituc fieri tugs
1A 20 bt»ls Nova Scotia Clipped do
v 5 do Haitlax and North Carolina do
for i*le by
JL STATES hANK, Washington, D. C., will be
redeemed 'jy in Virginia money.
au 2 3m
Thl« X v W ' RANDOLPH, Aug. 23rd—
UUes-'sTso thC TUaC ' ° f BkacheS 01 LIVi °3 No-
The Master Builder, or Life a. a Trade, by Day
Kellog Lee, author of Summeifield, 4c—Bl
The Life of Gen Frank Pierce, paper—so cent*
The Lives of Pierce and King—2s cents
Aunt Phiili*' Cabin, or Southern Life A* I! I* bv
Mr* H Eastman— 50 cent* '
Fardorougba. the Miser, a Tale
The Clifford Family, or a Tale of the Old Domi
nion, by one of her daughter*
Lotus Eating, a Summer Bock, by G W Curti*,
author of Nile Note*, 4.C
No 6 Bleak House, by Dickens—l 2 cent*
Evelina, or the Histwry of a Young Lady'* Intro
duction to the World, by Miss Burney—vol 1
Latin English and English Latin Dictionary, for
the use of Schools, by Charle* Anthon, LL D
The Child at Home, or the Principle* of Filial
Duty Familiarly Illustrated, by John S C Abbett
au 24
Baptist book kefositoky.-Just
received, the annexed publications:
The Design ol Baptism Keviewed in Relation to
the Christian Life, by Irah Chase, D D
Providfnce Unfolded, by Alexander Carson
Christian Daily Treasury, by Ebenezer Temple
History of Palestine, iilustrated, by Kitto
A Wreath Around the Cross, by Rev M A Brown
Outlines of English Literature, by T B Shaw, B A
Contributions oi Q Q, by Jane Taylor
Discourses on the Application of Christianity to
the Commercial and Ordinary Affairs ot Lite, by
Thomas Chambers, D D and LLD
Old Humphreys, Peasant Tales, His Addresses,
Sea Captain, Grand Parents, North American In
dians, <Vc, <tc. For sale by
T S Arthur and Wm E Carpenter. Histories of
Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia now ready—each
62 )i cents.
In this series of histories the author, while pre
senting a concise but accurate narrative of the do
mestic policy oi each State, will give greater pro
minence to the personal history ot the people. The
dangers which continually hovered around the
early colonists; the stirring romance of a life passed
fearlessly amid peril; the incidents of border war
fare; the adventures of hardy pioneers; the keen
wa'chfulness, the subtle mrprise, the ruthless at
tacs, and prompt reialistion —all these having had
an important influence upon tbe formation of the
American character, are to be faithfully recorded,
while the progressive developments of the citizens
ot each individual State, from the rough forest lite
of the earlier day to the polished condition of the
present, will exhibit a picture of national expansion
as instructing as it is interesting. Books sent by
mail when desired.
'IUI-E OF 'i'Alii OIjIjI WOUjilNiON.—
A NASH & WQODHOUSE, Eagle Square, have
received part 6 of The Bleak House, by Dickens,
illustrated with two engravings—12$ cents
No 2G Lossing's Field Book of the Revolutions—
25 cents
The Clifford Family, a tale of the Old Dominion,
by one ot her Daughters—sl
The Child at Home, by Abbott, illustrated—62
Lotus-Eating a Summer Book, by Curt's—7s cts
Aunl Phiilis' Cabin, or, Lite in the South—7s cts
Mrs Cabeil's Odd Volume of Facts aud Fictions
—50 cts
Book o! Snobs, by Thackary—soc
A fresh supply ot Hawthorne's last Work—Blith
dale Romance—7o-j
Scarlet Letter, by Hawthorne—7sc
House with Seven Gables, do do—SI
True Stories, by Hawthorne—7sc
The Wonder Book, by Hawthorne—7sc
s« 25
THE subscriber would call tbe
attention of tbe public to his new
A°\^rV"\> , nd larije btock of TRAVELLING
■**'' "trunks, bonnet boxes,
CARPET BAGS, VALISES, &c., all having been
selected by himscll with care, intended expressly
for his retail trade, —among which will be found one
of extra quality. Iron lrame, double rivetied
Travelling Trunks, with very superior locks. Those
Trunks are all that can be desired in point of finish
and durability, which is very essential in railroad
and stage travelling to have a good trunk. They
were made exprestly to order, to which I would
call the attention ot all in want, as they will find
tbe largest assortment to select trom ever offered
iu this city, and at the lowest prices. For sale by
bu2S No 127, Main street, Richmond, Va.
ing engaged the skilful mechanic, T. RAY
MOND, 1 am now prepared to make Gold Pens to
any pattern or size, and to suit any hand; also, can
re point old Gold Pens, and make them equal to
new, if not, no charge will be made, at
Manufacturer and Importer, 96 Main street,
Next to J. N. Gordon's.
N. B.—Spectacles made to order, and glasses
fitted to suit any sight in ten minutes; also, the
Fountain Pen repaired and made to order, au 9
Leave Richmond daily at halt past 6, A M, to Staun
ton by night; second day to Buchanan by 5, PM.
On the return, leave Buchanan at 3 o'clock, AM,
arrive at Richmond next day to dinner, by hall past I
1 o'clock, P M.
This makes a daily line via Natural Bridge to the
White Sulphur Springs.
Fare from Richmond to Buchanan $ 8
do do Richmond to White Sulphur, via
Natural Bridge 12
au 6 E. H. GILL, Superintendent.
The subscriber informs the public that
he is fully prepared lo execute, in workmanlike
manner, the above description of work, and would
be glaa to receive their patronage. He pledges
himself to give satisfaction to all who may patron-
Ue him, both in price and workmanship.
Shop on corner of lltn and Bank streets.
au 26—Im RO. B FARQUHAR.
MJAiMhsi COLiLINS would respectfully
call attention to bis Fall Style of HATS.
Tney are unique, well acapted tor the season, and
essential to a gentleman's costume. No pains has
been spared to sustain the high reputation which
my Hats have attained throughout the country.
Ceptiulometron.—lt is considered one of the
greatest aad most useful inventions of the age; it
would be impossible by the minutest description
to give a correct idea of its utility. Hats maue by
it will tit the most difficult heads, coniormii g to
any protuberance and depression of the crauium:
thus preventing the unpleasant feeling of a new
Hat, and painful headache. No one can properly
appreciate its advantages, without having one of
my superior Hats.
Please call and see me, and examine for your
selves. J. COLLINS,
No 45 Main street, Practical Hatter.
au 14—1 m
A CLINED BL'SINESSon his own account, re
turns his sincere acknowledgements to his trends
and the public lur the very liberal patronage ex
tended to him, and begs a continuance in his new
He has arranged with Messrs. C. HARTWELL
&. CO., where he will be able lo sic* ild old cus
tomers a choice selection of every thing in the
DRY GOODS line, and will be able to sell them on
the same libera! terms which be has ottered in his
old business, and wmch buv« proved so geueiahy
Ilisfriends are invited to call and sec him. Ilis
old customers wiU find him trom this date at Messrs
HARTWELL a CO., und he bci:s them io call as
soon ss possible and adjust their accounts. It is
very important to him to wind up his old business
at tne earliest date.
au 16—:s J. O. CHENERY.fJ
O have just received per bark Cora, trom New
Orleans, another let of those excellent Hegalias;
and 1 invite the attention of smokers to come and
au 13 o 42 Main street, under City Hotel
bv Paul cretton.
It was in a moment ot passion that Dick
n"i « fS J eVe ! h,s rllle at Ibe head of hi*
*'{;?' «o°d but three rods off, the
bullet struck him between the eyes and he fell
dead without a whine.
.!' ?" a banl < « f « "*er in Illinois. An
been out hunting, and owing to wan
n* d ! sobed,e,lce jo Tiger he had missed shoot-
Anulr. u' r, e« w0 »ld bark; therefore
fo?eof Tige" gM a ° d hence the
As soon as the dog was dead. Dick repented.
Although he dragged the carcass into the
shade ot some bushes op the edge of the erove
near the stream, and got his knife all ready to
doit " 8 11 'ailed him, and he wouldn't
Dick eat down upon a log, looking sorrow
fully at I iger, and meditated on the evilcon.
sequences of bad passions. About half an
hour afterwards his thoughts were interrupted
Ly hearing the report ol a rifle on the oppo
site bank of the liver. Looking through the
bushes he saw his taeighbor, Major Nutter
standing among some willows, loading his
rifle. He seemed to be gazing anxiously at
some oljecton the same bank with Ankers
further up the stream.
"He has shot something," thought Dick
Now the stream was not deep, nor was it ver?
broad; but it had a miry bed like all tbe
stieams which flow through the rich, dark soil
of the bottom lands in the West. Dick knew
it was impossible lor the Maj. to cross without
going to a bridge about half a mile up the
river, and he saw him depart rapidly in that
direction; he emerged from the bushes where he
had lain concealed, and moved tbrward to see
what the Major had killed.
It was a prairie woll. He lay dead on the
edge of the thicket.
It struck Dick as a rather singular coinci
dence, that he was shot in the head, directly
between the eyes, like poor Tiger, it also ap
peared to Dick thai the wolf looked very much
like the dog, and he wondered if the iVlajor
could have distinguished them from each otiier
across the river.
While pondering these matters in his philo
sophic mind, Dick—without relleciing what
he was about, 1 suppose—dragged Tiger to
the spot, and laid him down by the side ofhis
wild brother. Dick alsocast his eyes up and
down the stream. At length Dick's mind be
came confused, and on leaving the spot he
somehow committed an unaccountable blun
der. In short, Dick left Tiger where he had
found the wolf, and dragged the wolf away.—
It was a singular mistake, und 1 can't ex
plain it.
With great care Dick concealed the wolf in
some bushes, and taking a circuit through the
woods catne up with Major Nutter, shortly
alter the latter had crossed the river.
"Hallo! Major! where are you going so
"Ha! is that you Dick?" cried the Major,
looking around.
"What's your hurry? I'm going down the
river, but I can't run to keep up with you."
"Oh! I'm in no great hurry; only I've shot
a wolf down here "
"Ah! the devil you have!"
Dick's memory failed him.
"Fired across the river," said the Major.
"Dropped like a log."
"Just so. Glad to hear it. Wait a minute
and I'll go with you."
And Dick began to whistle.
"I'm calling my dog. The cur is always
running off. Never can keep him neai* me."
The Mnjor expressed his sympathy—then
Dick whistled again, and calling at the top of
his voice, but Tiger, although he was within
hearing did not see fit to come; and in a min
ute, his master accompanied the iMajor along
the bin k of the river.
"i'hat cussed dog!" complained Dick. "I
would'nt take twenty dollars for him, if he
would'nt ramble off so far."
"I had the nicest shot in the world at the
wolf," said the Major. "1 hid on the opposite
bank among the willows, and the minute he
showed his mussle—pop! down he went."
"Just so," assented Ankers.
As they approached the spot where the wolf
had been shot, Dick fell behind.
"Hurrah!" cried the Mrjor, gaily. "There
he lies! I swear he husn't stirred from the spot
where he stood. It was a good shot Isay.—
It's at least fifteen rods to where 1 stood; and
1 aimed right between his eyes. By Jonas—"
The Major had approached near enough to
recognize Tiger! His countenance suddenly
changed from nn expression of triumph and
gaiety to one of moiplication and surprise—
most ludicrous!
Dick, as we have seen was very nhsentmind
ed. Although he glanced at the Major from
beneath his eyebrows, he did not appear to ob
serve the change in his countenance.
"Twas a good shot," he said, in an enthusi
astic tone. ''You'relucky to-day Major. The
bounty, and the price of the skin, will make
quite a pi e.
"By Jonas!" replied the astonished Major,
in a voice that seemed to come all the way up
from hia boots—it was so deep and expressive.
"By Jonas!"
"Why, Mnjor, you make as much fuss over
itss if it was an elephant."
"But—look! i never made such a blunder
before in mv life! It's—it's—a dog ?"
"My dog!" thundered Dick, feigning great
amizement. "Tiger—that I've been whist
ling for, for the last half hour! How could
you make a such mistake Major? How
could you shoot a dog for a wolf! my dog,
too, that don't look any more like a wolf than
a cow does like a hippopotamus? I swear,
Major,you are certainly crazy?"
"See" here, Dick," said the Mojor, with a
face glowing like a great coal, "it's a thunder
ing mistake, I know—never seen a dog look
so much like a wolf—could have sworn it was
a wolf! Now, Dick, don't: _ tell of this! 1
should never hear the lastol it. if the people
found it out. Shoot a dog for a wolf! By
Jonas! 1 own the blunder, and agree to pay
you around price for your dog, provided you
won't tell it."
"It isn't the vally of the dog I think so
much about," muttered Dick, looking mourn
fully at Tiger! "But I have had him so
long, and set by him so consumedly ! I'oor
Tiger! But 1 won't be hard on you Major,
seeing it's a mistake, und your'r» willing to
do what's right about it. I'll say five dollars,
and mum." .. .
"Very well," said the Major, with a long
breath. "I don't happen to have the tin in my
trousers, but I'll get it for you in a lew
After some conversation, the Major left
Dick uloue with Tiger, whom he suiU it was
his inreutfon to skin.
An hour after, Dick had not only skinned
Tiger, but renieinbenag something about the
wolf he had also peeled the hide off from him.
Ankers spread it out before him. It was a
splendid hide. He thought of the price a
would bring, and also ••luemplated the boun
ty money. At that moment somebody slap
ped hi in on the ahoulder. He looked around.
It was the Major. Dick turned all aorta of
"Well," (aid the Major, laughing, "I never
ofThVl? •■'wn off from one dos, and one
Be »« 9 the devil !"
*ion. ,0 deßcribe Dick ' B confu -
MaiordiH coo ®>derable redder than the
divide, and I take the wolf skin " pp 88 we
"To be sure," stammered Dick "I wa .
fittle^!'' 0 ,Bke U,O yoU_afler f o°Ung you a
"Thank you," said the Major, cheerfull*.—
"1 am really much obliged. Now, when'vou
want that jite spot, just send in your bill f"
It is needless to add, that Dick, never did
send in his bill for either the loss of Tiger or
his lobor, skinning the Major's wolf.
To open tour pursx.—Which will you do—
smile, and make your household happy, or
be crabbed, and make all those young ones
gloomy and the elder ones miserable? The
amount of happiness you can produce is in
calculable, ifyou show a smiling face, a kind
heart, and speak pleasant words. Wear a
pleasant countenance; let joy beam in your
eyes, and love glow on your'forehead. 1 here
is no joy like that which springs from a kind
act or a pleasant deed, and you will feel it at
night when you rest, at morning when you
rise, and through the day when about your
A smile—who will refuse a smile,
The corrowing heart to cheer,
ADd turn to love thfi heart of guile,
And check the falling teai >
A pleaiant smile for every face,
O 'li* a blessed thing;
It will the lines of c»re erase,
And spot* of beauty bring.
The Crops —Corn and Tobacco.—The
outcry of short crops, particularly of com, as
we have heretofore stated, were rather prema
ture. All along the course of the Ohio river,
particularly on the Kentucky side, the crops
never looked Letter, and an abundant yield is
anticipated. The recent continued rains have
brought about this grfltifying result, and un
less some untoward circumstance takes place
the yield throughout the west will be u full
average. We, however, continue to hear ol
partial failures in limited districts, in some
portions of Indiana and our own State.
The tobacco crops continue to look unfa
•vorable for an average vield, the early frosts
having made the season late (or transplanting
and the recent favorable weather setting in too
late to retrieve the plants. In consequence of
the anticipated falling oft'of the growing crops,
prices have materially advanced, and buyers
have entered the market more freely. In very
muny instances tobacco that was purchased
in the spring has recently been resold at a pro
tit of 12 to $25 pei hhd., and some at §50, and
we have even heard of sales at an advance of
$75 per hhd.
liy a telegraphic dispatch from Clarksville,
Tenn., to a gentleman in this city engaged in
the tobacco trade, we learn that there has
been no rain of consequence in that region for
several weeks, and the prospects for tobacco
are very gloomy. A gentleman just returned
from the "barrens" and Green River districts,
Kentucky, states that the tobacco is very back
ward, and no rain had fallen for some time, and
I the crops would undoubtedly be small.
[Louisville Cour.
Southern' Agricultural Congress.—
The Southern Central Agricultural Society of
(ieorgia lius issued an address, inviting the
cultivators of the soil, in every section and
district of the State, lo send delegates to Ma
can on the 20th day of October next, for the
purpose of adopting measures preliminary to
the assembling of an Agricultural Congress of
the slaveholding States, at such time and
place as may he deemed most acceptable to I
the States to he represented in it. The chief
oljecta of the Congress will be to adopt mea
sures to improve the present system of agri
culture, to develop the resources and combine
the energies of the slaveholding States, so as
to increase their wealth, power and dignity as
members of the confederacy, to lortify a public
opinion within the border* of the slaveholding
States in antagonism to that without; to en>
force the growing sentiment that the children
of the South shall be reared and educated at
home instead of abroad ; to foster scientific
pursuits, promote the mechanic arts, and aid
in establishing a system of common schools j
to assist in bringing the South in direct com
mercial intercourse with distant countiies; and
to "cultivate the aptitudes of the negro race for
civilization, and consequently Christianity—so
that by the time llmt sluvery shall huve ful
filled its beneficent mission in these States, a
system may be authorized by the social condi
tion of that race here, to relieve it from its pre
sent servitude without sinking it to the condi
tion of the free uegioes of the North and West
Vessel Struck by Lichtking.—The bark
Matugordo, which arrived yesterday from Boa
ton, reports that on the 20th ult., the vessel
wus struck by lightning, while a short distance
offTortogas Islands. The fluid passed down
the mainmast in the csbin, killing Capt. Pur
chase and his wife, and prostrating the mate—
the blow almost proved fatal to him. He is
yet confined to his bed, and, until within the
past day or two, was entirely senseless. Hia
memory ia somewhat affected and he positive
ly asserts that Sunday was the day of the ac
cident, notwithstanding the statements of the
crew to the contrary. The captain has left
two children, the eldest about two years and
the youngest about two months old. The
vessel was taken charge of by a gentleman—a
passenger on the General Wilson—who, hav
ing placed the children of the Captain in the
hands of the officers of the latter vessel, worked
hia way into 'port.—Mobilt Adcertitcr, ~§/
Quoting Scripture.—A worthy deacon in
the good town of F. was remarkable for the
facility with which be quoted Scripture on all
occasions. The Divine Word was ever at his
toneue'» end, and all the trivial, as well as im
portant occurrences of life furnished occasions
lor quoting the language ol the Bible. W hat
is better, however, the exemplary man made
his quotations the standard ol action. One not
day he was engaged in mowing, with his hired
man who was leading oil, the deacon following
in his swath, eoamug tus apt quotations, when
the man suddenly sprang from his place, teav
ing the swath just in time to escape a wasp's
"""What is the matter?"'hurriedly inquired the
"Wasps!" waa the laconic reply,
"Pooh!" said the deacon, "the wicked flee
when no man pursueth, but the righteous are
as bold ns> a lion;" and taking the workman's
swath, he moved but a step when a swarm of
brisk insects settled about hi* ears.jnd he was
forced to retreat with many a sting, and in great
"Aha!" shouted the other with a chuckle,
"tho prudent man foreeeeth the evil and
hideth himself, but the simple pass on and
are punished."
The good deacon had found his equal in
makiug application to the sacred writing and
thereafter waa not known to quote Scripture
in a mowing field.
Dysentery Is prevailing to a considerable extent
in the vicimry of Trenton, and several deaths have
occurred foia it.
Cleon hath • mi iion acre* —
Ne'er a one have 1;
Cl<»on dwelieth ia a palace—
fa> a cottage 1;
Cl'on hath a dozen fortunes—
Not a penny I; *
But the poorer of the twain is
Clean, and nod.
Cleon, true, possesses acre*,
Has the landscape 1;
Halt the charms t j me it yieldcth
Mimj cannot buy;
Cleon harbor* sio'h and dullness—
Freshing rigor 1;
He ia velvet, i in fustian—
Kicker man am I.
C '«w s * !?* Te ,0 g™ndeur—
n^ e ,* , ! hou « b ** m !;
lE**?* a lcore ot " doctors—
need of none have 1:
a , K"i a S- e ""~' ,,ro ™ d '
D H".P°S w - ™*-
Cleon sees no charms in Nature—
In a daisy I;
Cleon hears no anthems rinsing
In the sea and sky;
Nature slogs to me forever—
Earnest listener I;
State for state, with all attendants,
Who would change ?—not L
When lovely woman, tired of folly.
Find* out at lut her lock* are grey
What charm can aoothe her melancholy,
And drive the hateful signs away.
The only art I can discovor,
To bide her age from every ey»_
To bring again tbe tcndtr lover,
Perhaps a husband—if to dye.
The Call to Praykr.—Among the many
beautiful allusions to the solemn ar.d soothing
sound of the "church going bell," as it ring#
out on the clear morning air of the Sabbath,
commend us the following quaint, yet surpaa
singly effective homily, from the "pen of tho
gifted Jerrold, the well known author of St.
Giles and St.James."— Boston Transcript.
There is something beautiful in the church
bells. Beautiful and hopeful. They talk to
high and low, rich and poor, in the same voice;
there is n sound in them that should scare
pride and envy, and meanness of all sorts,
from the heart of man; tbat should make him
look on the world with kind, forgiving eyes;
that should make the earth seem to him, at
least for a time, a holy place. Yea; there is a
whole sermon in the very sound of the church
hells, if we only have the ears to understand
it; there is a preacher in ever) belfry that
cries—" Poor, weary, struggling, fighting crea
ture?—poor human things, take rest, be quiet
—forget your vanities, your follies,your week
day crait."
And you, ye human vessels, gilt and painted,
believe the iron tongue that tells ye that, for
all your gilding, all your colors, ye are tho
saine Adam's earth, with tbe beggars in your
gates. Cojis away, come, cries the church
bell, and learn to be humble ; learn that, how
ever daubed and stained about with jewels, you
are but grave clay! Come, Dives, come and
be taught that all your glory, as you wear it,
is not half so beautiful in the eye of Heaven,
as the sores of the uncomplaining Lazarua ;
and ye. poor creatures, livid and faint—stained
and crushed by the pride and hardships of tho
world—come, come cries the bell, with tbe
voice of an Angel—come and learn what is
laid up for ye. And learning, take heart, and
walk amidst the wickedness, the cruelties of
the world, calmly as Daniel walked among
the lions.
' When the oxy-hydrogen microscope was
first exhibited in Edinburgh, a poor woman,
whose riches could never retard her ascent to
the kingdom above, took her seat in the lecture
room where the wonders of the instrument
were shown, and which were, for the first time,
to meet her sight. A piece oflace was mag
nified into a salmon net; a ilea was metamor
phised into an elephant; and other the like
marvels were performed before the eyes of tba
venerable dame, who sat in ailent astonishment
staring open-mouthed at the disk. But when,
at length, a milliner's needle was transformed
into a poplar-tree, and confronted her with its
huge eye, she could " hold in" no longer.
"My goodness!" she exclaimed, " a camel
could get through that! There is sonif hope
for the rich folk yet 1"
No part of Virginia has improved more in
appearance within the last few years than the
country part of Alexandria county. The popu*
lation has increased, the farms have been im
proved, and every indication presented of thrifti
ness and good management. The farmera are
industrious and enterprising, and the contiguity
of their farmers to the District cities and to
Alexandria enables them to dispose of all their
crops to the best advantaga.—Alexandria Ga~
/ By express we have received a new 10l of
Crape Shawls of this fall's importation, con«i»tfng
of Plain aod Embroidered ones, from 5 to 25 dollars
ap:> ce. We are enabled to sell the same for con
siderable less than the usual price*, therefore those
wishing to purchase will please give as a call.
Also, several pieces of the same dark-grouped
Merrimack Prints at sixpence worth nicepeßee.
Shirting*, Sheetings, Tickings and Flannels, at leu
than manufacturer's prices.
If yon with to save from 29 to 90 per cent by
buy in a your goods, then call at
au io 193 B»-oad at
Splendid figured and plaia Barage at 29 cents;
Barege de Laines 10 and 12 cents; fine French De
laines 25 cts; tine French Lawns, Swiss and Cam
bite Muilins.satlnstriped and checked Muslin, plain
and fancy Silks. Fur bargains, call at
jy 12 JACOB A. LEVY'S.
O I'LAts TEH, tor saie by
piiine Vanilla Beans just received and 'or sale
au IB Druggist*. 92 Main street.
GUL.NO PLASrBK.—2OOO uerces Ground
Piaster, fresh ground, and will be approved
and branded by the State Inspector, afloat and for
saie by
UUtiAR iiOUSB sYttVr AND JtlOLAtf-
O shS.—A few bbls best quality cugsr House
Syrup, best Mew Orleans and Porto Rico Molasses,
for saie by OiCOttGE J HERRING,
au 18 Opposite R. aod P. Depot
Nervous headache and IndLrestioa, prepared
and sold only by SEABftOOK A REEVE,
au 19 179 Broad street.
rftONflUA BBANS.-iIA« '«»
1 highly flavored lonqas Boans, Just to hand
aod lor aale by l A
au 23 Druygi-ta. iitf Main street.
[.LAsrix. ro#iuuu-€»M*th '»<-■*-
fjjlii fUWDKK TMA^-Atew catnip*
/ <OFFBE SUCiAK.—Loaf, Cnuhed awl Fow
w Opposite R. and F. D.-pot

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