OCR Interpretation


Wilmington journal. [volume] (Wilmington, N.C.) 1844-1895, October 24, 1851, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, Chapel Hill, NC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026536/1851-10-24/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

a
BV FTJITOJS & PlUCE, PROPRIETORS.
JAS. FULTON, Editor... A. L. PRICE, Associate Editor
Terms of Subscription.
One year, in advance, or within throe months, .... .$2 50
When payment is delayed over three month?, . .& 00
No subscription received for a less term than one year.
No subscriber permitted to discontinue his paper after the
commencement of a subscription, till the expiration of said year.
Any subscriber wishing his paper discontinued at the end of
the year, must pay up in full and give the proprietors two weeks
notice, otherwise the paper will be continued and charged for
according to the above terms. '
y Any person sending us live hew subscribers, accompa
nied by the advance subscription, ($12 60,) will receive the
sixth copy gratis, for one year. , ' -
Money may be remitted per mail, at our risk.
All letters on business connected with this office, must he
addressed (post paid) to the proprietors.
Trofessiond and; Business Cards. " "'
a. E. KEA, DKNTIST,
RESPECTFULLY announces to his friends and the pub
lic that he has returned from bis summer trip, and is
prepared to continue the practice of Dentistry in all the latest
improvements, and hopes to have a continuation of that pa
tronage heretofore received.
S"Office over Mr. Agostine's store, Market-street.
Wilmington, N. C, Oct. 17, 1851 6-tf
PORTRAIT PAINTING.
JMASSALON, Portrait Painter, would respectfully in-
foiin the eitiwns of Wilmington and the surrounding
country, that he has permanently located himself in this
place, and will be happy to receive the patronage of any la
thes or gentlemen who mav wish to procure faithful likenesses
Vf themselves or any member of their family. He flatters
himself, from his long experience in the art, tht he will be
enabled to give satisfaction. His room is in the basement of
Mr. H. R. Nixon's dwelling, corner of Princess and Second
streets, immediately opposite the Jail, Wilmington, N. C.
April 4, 1851 30-ly
war. E. hill.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Duplin County, N. C, will at
tend the Courts of Duplin, Sampson, and Onslow Coun
ties, and attend promptly to all business entrusted to his
care. June 27 42-ly -
EDWARD CASTWELIi,
Markct-st., Wilmington, Tf. C,
ATTORNEVat Uw, Commissioner for Georgia, New
York, Florida, South Carolina, &c, will give prompt
attention to U. S. elaims, and all other business entrusted to
his care.
WILLIAM S. READ.
HOUSE and Ship Painter, Glaxlrr and White
Washer, Office under Commercial Hotel. Wilmington,
N. C. "
Thankful for past custom, he respectfully informs the
public generally, that he is prepared to execute all work in
his line of business, and takes this method of soliciting a
share of the public patronage.
July 4th, 1851 43-ly
WILLIAM A. ttWYER,
GENERAL Agent, Forwarding & Commission Mcr
chaxt. I take pleasure in informing my friends, that I
am prepared to give all business entrusted to me, efficient
and personal attention. 1 have a wharf for Naval Stores,
with ample accommodations, Spirit House, and Warehouse.
Consignments of Naval Stores few sale or shipment, and all
kinds of country produce solicited. Cash advances made on
consignments.
Wilmington, N. C , June 6. 1851 39-12m
A. A. B. SOTJTIIALL,
GENERAL Agent, Commission Merchant, and Col
lector, Wilmington, N. C, will receive and sell on
commission any Goods, Wares, Merchandise, and Country
Produce that may be sent to his care v except Spirituous Li
quors. He also offers his services to the merchants of Wil
mington, and the public generally, as Collecting Agent. All
claims put in his hands for collection, or any other business
entrusted to his care, shall receive his prompt attention. He
respectfully solicits the patronage of his friends in the above
business, or any other business where an Agent is wanting.
RHFKEENCES :
Elms Mitchell, R. H. Grast,
G. ft. French, C. Mveks,
May 9, 1851 35-tf Wilmington, N. C.
A. J. GRADY. J- M. MONK.
GRADY Si MONK,
CaMMISSION Merchants, unit Dealer In Dry
Goods, Groceries, &c, Hall's Building, North Water
Street, Wilmington, N. C.
Prompt attention will be given to the sale ef all kinds of
Country Produce which may be sent to their care.
April 4, 1851 30-tf
MILES COSTIN,
COMMISSION Merchant, .
Wilmington, N C.
ItEFERS TO
E. P. Hall, Esq., President Branch Bank of the tate ;
Thos. H. Wrioht, Esq., President Bank of Cape Fear ; O.
G Parsley, Esq , President Commercial Bank Wilming
tor.. N.C. 25v7
OA USE Si BOWDE.V,
COMMISSION Merchants and General Agents,
Wilmington, N. C.
Thos. F. Gavse, John C. Bowden.
Gen. Alex. McRae, President W. & R. R. R.
O. G. Parsley, President of Commercial Bank.
E. P. Hall, President Bank of the State.
Jonx Dawson, Merchant.
J. & D. McRae & Co., Merchants.
P. K. Dickinson & Co.. Merchants. 13v7-ly
WM. C. HOWARD. WM. IT. PEDE.V.
HOWARD St PEDES.
GROCERS, Ship Chandlers, mid Commission Mer
chants, South Water Street, Wilmington, N. C, will
make liberal cash advances on all consignments of produce
to them in Wilmington, or to Peter Van Ness fc Co., New
York. 21 v7
M RTIN Si CRONLY,
A'
t'CTIONEERS .Had' Commission Merchant,
Wilmington, N. C.
A. Martin M. Cronly.
O. Si G. HOLMES,
WHOLESALE and Retail Dealer in Domestic
Goods, Oroceries, Wines, Liquors, Provisions, &c,
corner of Water and Princess Streets, Wilmington, N. C.
Feb. 11, 1851 23-ly
JOSEPH L. KEEN,
C DETRACTOR and Builder, respectfully informs the
public that he is prepared to take contracts in his line
of business. . He also keeps constantly an hand Lime, Plas
ter, Plastering Hair, and Fire . Brick, of the best quality,
for sale.
Wilmington, N. C, Jan. 10, 1851 18-1 j
WILKINSON Si ESLER,
CASH Dealers lit Confectionary, Fruit, Nats, Toys.
Fancy Artiolcs, Perfumery, Tobacco. Segars, &c. &c,
Wholesale and Retail, Market Street, Wilmington, N. C.
C. MYERS,
MANUFACTURER and Dealer in Hats, Caps, Umbrel
las, and Walking Canes, of every description, whole
sale and retail, North side Market-street, Wilmington, N. C.
J. M. ROBINSON,
IMPORTER and Dealer in Hardware, Iron, Stoves,
Nails, &c, Front-street, 3 doors South of Market, Wil
mington, JN. tJ. - L"v'-yj
BENJAMIN F. KEITH,
TNSPECTOR of Naval Stores and Provisions, Wll-
JL mington,' N. C. Having bad considerable experience in
the inspection of Naval Stores, he is prepared to execute any
order in his line with promptness ana aispatcn, ana respect
fully solicits a share of the public patronage.
Feb. 28th, 1851 25-12m
D. McMillan, S. Davis.
McMillan & davis,
DEALERS IN Dry Goods, Groceries a nd Provisions.
Corner of North Water and Chestnut Streets, Wilming
ton N. C 1
Feb. 14th. 1851 23
D. L. BURBANK,
Successor to Hatch 4r Burbank,)
WHOLESALE and Retail Dealer In Tobacco,
Cigars, and Snuff, Front-street, Wilmington j N. C.
WILLIAM H. LIPPITT,
WHOLESALE and Retail Druggist, and Dealer in
Paints, Oils, Dye Stuffs, Window Glass, Garden Seeds,
Perfumery, Patent Medicines, &e. &e., corner of Front and
Market-streets, immediately opposite Shaw's old stand, Wil
mington, N. C. 5
dugald McMillan,
INSPECTOR of If aval Stores and Provisions, Office
cornerof North Water and Chestnut Streets, Wilmington,
N. C. -
The usual prompt attention given to all business in his
line.
Feb. 14th, 1S51 23
A. B. EVERIETT,
BUTCHER, Wllmliurton, N.C, will pay the highest
cash prices for Beef, Mutton, Lamb, and other live Stock
suitable for the Butchering business.
Persons bringing to market such articles, will find it to
their advantage to call on him before selling.
The citisens of W ilmington are requested to visit Stalls
Nos. 10 and 12 when they attend market, as the best of the
above meats may always be found for sale at these Stalls, on
as low. if not lower, terms than any of the others in market.
April 18. 1851 32-tf
JESSUP & MOORE, -
P APER Manufacturers and Rnar Dealers, SI North
Fifth and 23 Commerce street, Philadelphia. '
Book, News. Hardware and Manilla Paper made to order.
March 14, 1851. 27-ly
HOWARD YARNALL, WII.X.IAM CORFIELD.
ALCOHOL AND BURNING FLUID, &c. Sic.
YARNALL & CORFIELD, Manufacturers of Absolute,
Fluid, Druggists' and Perfumers' Alcohol ; Also, Burn
ing Fluid or Ethereal Oil; Phosgene Gas and Camphine, or
Pine Oil. The above articles always on hand, at the lowest
cash prices. Orders by mail or otherwise will be strictly and
promptly attended to at the Manufactory, 274 and 280 North
Third Street, Philadelphia.
August IS, KM 49-3m
M. MelNNlS, ' - .
lALER tn Groceries, Wines, Liquors, Tobacco,
D
sugars, &c.. North Water street, Wilmington, N. C.
IMPORTED and Domestic Segara, wholesale or retail,
at the sign of the Turk. D. Is BURBANK.
AWE EKLySESPAPR:-Devotcd to
VOL. 8. WILM
MilDhery "and Dressmaking.
A CARD.
MRS. SARAH H. KELLY takes this method of
informing her town and country friends that' she has
just returned from New York, with a well selected
stock ot i-il 1.H A ii. t I , consisting in part ot tJL.ll, and
SATIN and STRAW IIATS, of the latest styles. A splen
did variety of Ribbons, French Flowers, Embroidery and
Head Dresses, of the latest styles, already open for custom
ers; at lowest prices. She is thankful to her friends for past
favors, and respectfully solicits a continuance of the same,
still at the old stand.
P. S. A young girl wishing to learn the trade will find a
situation by applying soon. October 7, 1851 lmw
MRS. SHAW'S
FASHIONABLE Millinery and Dress-Making Es
tablishment, on Second-street, opposite Mr. O. G. Pars
ley's. Always on hand, a handsome assortment of Cloaks
and Mnnllllas, of the latest styles. ' '
Wilmington, N. C, Nov. 22, 1850 11-ly
General Notices.
COMMERCIAL BANK OF WILMINGTON.
THE regular annual meeting of the Stockholders of this
Bank, will be held at the Banking House in the town of
Wilmington, on Monday, the 3d day of November.
Oct. 17, 1851 6-3t3 T. SAVAGE, Cashier.
SAO REWARD.
T) UN AWAY from the subscriber, on the 5th inst. a
il. Neirro Bov named SAM. He is about 5 feet 6
inches high, dark complected, sulky appearance well
known on Moore's Creek, in New Hanover, where he,
ia nrobnblv lurking. The above reward will be paid for
delivery to the subscriber, or for his confinement in New
Hanover Jail or any other Jail in the State, So that he can
be got. H. BONHAM.
Oct. 17th, 1851 6-tf
NEW STORE AT KENANSVILLE.
THE subscriber respectfully informs the citizens of Duplin
and adjoining counties, that he has just opened a new
store in the town of Kenansville, and invites all who are in
want of cheap goods, to give him a call, as he has a general
assortment, suitable for the country trade, all of which he
offers low for cash. H. SULLIVAN.
Kenansville, Duplin Connty, N. C, Oct. 17th -5t
FOR SALE OR LEASE.
I OFFER for sale or lease the following lots in the town of
Wilmington : One house and part of two lots between
Second and Third streets, fronting on Nunn street. Also the
Southeast corner lot on Second and Nunn streets. Also one
lot adjoining the same, fronting on Second srreet. Any per
son wishing information respecting the sbove property, will
please call on Mr Lewis Ilines, in Wilmington, or on the
subscriber at White's Creek, Bladen County, N. C.
J. 11. CLARK.
Oct. 17th, 1851 6-3m
ETATH OF If ORTH-CAROXiXNA.
NEW HANOVER COT7.NTY.
Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, September Term, 1351.
Hannah Moore and Wm. J. Moore vs. Daniel VV. Mott
and wife and others Petition for sale of slaves.
IT appearing to the satisfact ion of the Court, that Dempsey
Futch, and his wife Sarah Jane, and Thomas E. Meore,
two of the defendants in this case, are non-residents of the
State of North Carolina : On motion, it is ordered, that
publication be made in the Wilmington Journal for six weeks,
that the defendants Dempsey Futch, and his wife Sarah
Jane, and Thomas E. Moore, appear at the neit lerin ot
this Court, and plead, demur or answer the petition filed in
this ease, or said petition shall be taken pro oonfesso as to
them.
Witness. L. H. Marsteller, Clerk of our said Conrt, at
office, in Wilmington, September 8th, ltwl.
Li. 11. HAK.Mr.ljtitll.UK,
4-6t by DAN'L DICKSON, Deputy Cl k.
NOTICE.
THE subscriber having obtained letters of Administration
npon the Estate of the late Timothy W. Bludworth, at
the September Term 1851 of the Court of Pleas and Quarter
Sessions for the count v of New-Hanover, hereby notifies all
persons indebted to his intestate, to come forward and make
payment ; ana inose naving claims njfamsisaiu uncsiiu'.
notified to present them within the time prescribed by law,
or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery.
September 9th, 1951. l-2m
STATU OF NORTH CAROLINA.
New Hanover County.
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions September Term, 1851.
IT appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that a certain
negro named GEORGE AARON, has been confined in
the Jail of New Hanover county for twelve months as a run
away slave, and that the requirements of our statute laws in
such cases made and provided has been complied with. (See
Revised Statutes, chapter 111, section 16.) It is therefore
ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of New Hanover coun
ty expose at public sale, the said George Aaron, as a slave,
at the Court-House in Wilmington, on the second Monday
in December next. OWEN FENNELL,
Sheriff of New Hanover oounty.
Wilmington, Sept. 15, 1851 2-3mw
THAYER'S PATEJVT DBIOGE.
ANEW and valuable trestle Bridge has been patented
by Mr. G. V. Thayer, of Massachusetts, which will be
found to be an important invention. The amount of strength
at tained by the structure is spoken of as being wonderful.
The inventor feels confident that no weight which could be
placed upon it, could break it down. This consideration,
taken together with the economy with which it maybe built,
will render it worthy the attention of all who are interested
in the subject. This bridge is adapted peculiarly to Rail
roads as well as county roads, as it can be made of any re
quired span, so as not to obstruct the navigation of streams
when rafts or boats mieht be desired to pass, and can also
be built at a very moderate expense.
Isaac Wells. Wilmineton, N. C.,is Agei,t for this State,
as also for South Carolina and Virginia, and will attend to
all communications npon the subject addressed to him, post
paid.
Wilmington, N. C, Aug. 8th, 1851 48-ly
$35 REWARD.
TROKE JAIL in Whiteville. Columbus county, on Satur-
I) day night, the 19th inst., a man, or boy, by the name of
ELIJAH AttiNULiU. c'aid Arnold is o.hout 13 years oia,
about four ft: six inches high, light hair, and looks pale in
the face, badly grown, and will weigh about 85 'or 90 lbs.
He has been convicted of murder. I will ive the above re
ward of Twenty-Five Dollars for his delivery to me in
Whiteville, or any Jail so that I can get him again.
" LEWIS WILLIAMSON, Sh'ff.
Whiteville, April 21, 1851 33-tf
Co-Partnership IVolltt.
THE subscribers have this day entered into Co
partnership under the style and firm of Brown &
Anderson, for the purpose of carrying on the Jewelry
Business, in the town of Wilmington. Their establishment
will be continued at the old stand of the senior partner, (T.
W. Brown,) on Market Street, near Front Street, where an
extensive assortment of Watches, Jewelry, and Silver Ware
may at all times be found.
Watches and Jewelry carefully repaired.
THOS. W. BROWN,
WM- S. ANDERSON.
Wilmington, N. C, Sept. 15th, 1851.
T. W. Brown is desirous of winding up his old business,
and will be pleased to see those indented to him come for
ward at as early a day as possible, and settle.
Town papers copy. 7-4td-wtf
$43 REWARD.
RUNAWAY from the subscribers, on Sunday, 31st
August, a negro man named IRELAND, about
28 or 30 years old ; ho is about 5 feet 8 inches high,
black, rather stout, bushv hair and beard, and he leans.
forward very much in walking. He had on an old suit of
drab kersey when he went off. We purchased him from Mr.
Owen Holmes about two years since. He formerly belonged
to Samuel Anders, of Bladen county, and is doubtless lurk
in;j about his old neighborhood. '
The above reward will be paid for his apprehension and
confinement in any Jail so that we can get him.
ANDERSON & YOUNG.
Wilmington, Sept. 4, 1851 53-tf
CARRIAGE MANUFACTORY.
THE undersigned having bought the Carriage
Fnrtnrv formerlv carried on bv N. S. NeaLE,
on the corner of Princess and Third Streets, opposite the
Livery Stables of II R. Nixon, Esq., respectfully informs
the public that he is prepared to execute all work in the
above line, in the most fashionable, substantial and neat
style.
He is also prepared to Shoe Horses, in a manner that will
give satisfaction. He is also prepared to execute al! Smith
work connected with riding vehicles : also, to repair Drays,
Carts and Waggons of every description.
He has now been carrying on the above business for seve
ral months, in Wilmington, and believes that he has given
general satisfaction, and hopes by strict attention to his bu
siness to receive a liberal continuance of patronage.
A11 vehicles to repair, or horses to shoe, sent by ser
vants, mast be accompanied with a written order, or they
will not be attended to. JOHN H. LANE.
Wilmington, N. C, Sept. 15, 1851 6-llm
REMOVAL. -Removed
to Mulberry Street, between front and
North Water Streets. '
mWR rnibw-ribeT continues to keen nhandalaree
I and general assortment of CARRIAGES of
his own manufacture which he offers for sale on the most
reasonable terms ; among which maybe found Roekawayi,
Baronehes, Dunhams,' Bungles, Wagons, Gigs, Sl
heys, &e. ! Also, Harness of all kinds.
Purchasers will find it to their interest to call and exam
ine before purchasing elsewhere, as I am determined not to
be undersold. ' - ' ' , ' .
N B. " Repairing done at short notice, and m the neat
est and'best manner, j . -ISAAC WEJL.LS. ;
Wilmington, N. C July 4, 1851 ' 43-tf .
his
II I IB
Politics, the Markets, Foreign and Domestic If
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, &e.
C. DaPRE, DRUGGIST, -.
TTTHOLESALE AND RETAIL I DEALER in
V V , Drugs, Chemicals, Paints. Oils, Fancy Articles,
Liquors, Window Glass, French and American asr.
sorted sues. I
" The subscriber keeps constantly on hand a large and well
selected stock, which ho will sell as low at any Druggist in
the Southern country. Every article is warranted to be of
the best quality and put up in the best style. Physicians
and Merchants will do well to call and look for themselves
before buying elsewhere.
Dm;;.
Epsom and Glauber Salts; Castor and Sweet Oil; Rhu
barb Jalap; Ipecac; Arrow Hoot; Cream Tartar; Carb. Soda;
Gum Arabic: Assafoetida; Gum Camphor; Alex. Senna;
Peruvian Bark; Borax, &c.
Chemicals.
Sulph. Quinine; Iodine; Iodide Mercury; Iodide Potash;
Calomel; Eng. Blue Mass; Spirits Nitre; Sulph. Ether;
Spirits Hartshorn; Nit. Acid; Spirits Iodide of Iron; Cit.
Feni et Quinine.
Patent Medicines.
Sands' Sarsaparilla; Lee's, Beckwith's, Peters', Spencer's.
Weight's, and Brandreth's Pills; Moffit's Bitters and Pills;
Dead Shot; Fahnestock's Vermifuge: Cod Liver -Oil: Aver's
Cherry Pectoral; Swayne's Syrup Wild Cherry; Balsam
Wild Cherry, &c. "
Paints, Oils, Sir.
Pure Lead; Extra and No. 1 Lead; Verdigris in oil; Chrome
Green, in on and dry; Paris Green, in oil; Vcrmcllion Black,
in oil; Spanish Brown, in oil: Venitian Red, in oil, &c.
All the above articles will be sold chenp, at the Drag Store
of C. DuPKE, Market-street.
Wilmington. July 25. 1851
B'
READ without if east. Just received from N.York:
5 boxes Babbitt's Effervescing Compound for making
Bread, Buckwheat, and Tea Cakes ; a verv fine article. Try
it To be had at C. DuPRE'S Drug Store,
July 25J Market-itreet.
TTTASHLG -ivlthont Labor.
A few boxes of Babbitt's
VV Soap Powder, a cheap and good article
for niakine
Soft Soap.
Those that have used it pronounce it excellent.
To be had at
C. DuPRE'S Drujr Store,
July 25
Market-etreet.
TJUKNLNG FLUID. Always on hand,
warranted. For
JLf sale by
W. H.
LIPPITT, Druggist $ Clemist.
T INSEED OIL
A fine lot of pure Linseed UJ. just re-
Li ceived
For sale by W. H. LIPHTT.
Druggist & Chemist.
WHITE Lend A fresh supply direct from he Facto
ry, recently sronnd. For sale cheap, by
W. II. LIPPITT, Druggist 4- Chemist.
DRUGS, MEDICINES, PA1MTS, OILS,
Dj-e-Stnffs, Perfumery Fnnry Articles, and Patent
MEDICINES.
THE subscriber has jnst returned from the Northj-V?
with a large and fresh stock of articles in his line, Yis
selected with great care from the first importers andji
manufacturers in the Northern cities, which he offers at the
lowest prices, and warrants every article to be of the best
quality, consisting in part :
Gum Camphor; Pow'd Rhubarb; Seidlit and Sods Pow
ders; Bermuda and American Arrow Root; Ex't Jalap; Ex't
Colocynth Compound; Calcined and Carb. Magnesia; Castor
Oil; Cubebs; Copaiva and Sarsaparilla Capsules; Conftct'ry
Senna; Emory; Peruvian Bark; Shop Furniture; Tials;
Corks, &e.
Cut-mlcnls. Calomel; Sulph. Quinine; Sulph. and Act.
Morphine; Syrup Iodide of Iron: Strychnine; Iodides ofMer-
cury Sulphur, Lead, and Iron; Lactate of Iron; Citrate of
iron; Citrate oi Iron and (Quinine; r.laterium; Ancomtmc, Ice.
Pnliits,Ot:s. Dye-Stulls Glass. White Lead, pure,
extra and Nos. 1: Putty; Window Glass, 8 bv 10, 10 by 12,
12 by 14, 10 by 15, 12 by 15, 12 by 18, 11 by 17; Madder; In
digo; Gall: Venetian Red ; Spanish ltrown; Logwood;
Chrome Green and Yellow, dry and in oil; Linseed and Train
Oils; Whale and Sperm Oils; Paint Brushes; Sash Tools;
Badger Hair, Blenders; Varnish Brushes; Sable Artist
Tools, &c.
Var Pastry. Cooper's Isinglass; Preston's Ex'ts Lemon,
Cinnanion.Vanilla. Uose.sndNuttnesr: Hose Water. English
and American; Preston's celebrated Yeast Powder; Cloves;
Pepper; Mustard Seed; Ginger; Alspice; Nutmegs; Cinna
mon; Sweet Oil. &c.
Perfumery anl Fancy Articles. French, German,
and American Cologne; Lnbln's Extracts, very large-assortment;
Aromatic Vinegar; Guerlain's, Ronsel's, and Haucl's
Shaving Cream; Lubin's Toilet Soap; 50 dozen assorted fan
cy Soaps; 25 dozen French. English, and mcrican Hair
Brushes; 50 dozen assorted Tooth Brushes; 6 dozen Shaving
Brushes; 6 dozen Nail Brushes; Military Shaving Soap; Hal
and Cloth Brushes; Toilet Powders, Meen Fun; Prepared
Chalk, in balls, white and pink; Alabaster Powder; Lip Salve;
Cold Cream; Essence Bouquet; Jenny Lind Hair Gloss; Seal
ing Wax; Toilet Bottles, a large assortment; 6 dozen Barry's
Iricopherous; dozen rnaloirs Jnvigorator; iiauel s t,au
Lustral;' French, English, and American Pomatum; Oil of
Rose; Powder: Puff Boxes; Cachon Aromatise; India Rubber
balls; r-alt bottles; Ivory and Buffalo t ine Combs; Horn
and Buffalo Dressing Combs; Tooth Picks; Bear and Macas
sar Uils; Indelible Ink; Dupuy s Liquid bolder. &c. .
For sale by WM. H. LIPPITT,
Druggist and Chemist.
October 11th, 1850 5
T UMOER and Timber. Always on hand, alarjrc nuan
Lj tity of River Sawed Wide Boards, Flooring, and Scant-
1: . tr1 1 1 TIT XT T?C! Piw'TIT
nil;, r ui ijji nj.iL.xjo
Feb. 21, 1851 London's wharf.
NOTICE. The subscriber is now receiving his Fall Stock
of Hnln, Caps, Umbrellns, mid Walklns Ctiucs,
to which he respectfully invites the attention of all those
wishing to purchase. My stock is large, embracing every
variety, ai:d will be sold at a small advance on the cost of
manufacture. Country merchants supplied at New York
wholesale prices. C. MYERS, Hatter.
September 12, 1851.
CIGARS, Clears. Just received, a fine lot of extra Ci
gars, old enough to walk. For sale by
W. H. LIPPITT, Druggist Chemist.
WIXDOW Glass Another supply of Cape May Win
dow Glass, just received direct from ' he Factory. For
sale at New York prices, by W. H. LIPPITT,
Druggist & Chemist.
rpOBACCO, TOBACCO. Something extra for the retail
JL trade, at the sign of the l urk. U. L,. HU H BAJih..
ST ILL. Coming, Fresh and Good. 40 bbls. sup. Gene
see flour, new Wheat ; 25 half bbls. extra do. do., (fami
ly us5 ;) io boxes fresh Buckwheat, new ; 10 bags do. do. ;
15 bags Buck Shot; 40 reams large Wrapping Paper; 25
do. small do. ao. ; W quintals of large Uounsh ; 10 bbls. Irish
1'otatoes ; 00 bags talt, tor table use ; 1 bbl. new INo. 1
Mackerel, at retail ; low at GEO. H. KE LLEY'S.
TTVVL.I. Trade. The prospects of our Fall Trado have in-
J? duced us to purchase a large and well selected Stock ; of
wnicn we nave the pleasure of ottering to Country Merchants
and the public generally. Our stock consists in part of Con-
teiiiionary ; foreign and Domestic rruits; JNuts; Fickles;
Prcs:rves; Tobacco; Snuff; Segars, say 150,000, embracing
au mo most celebrated brands ; Matches; baskets ; Carpet
Bags ; Satchells ; Whips ; Perfumery ; Fancy Soaps : Ger
man and French Toys; Fancy Articles; and many articles
which would be tedious to mention, which have been select
ed by us at best prices cash prices, and will be sold accord
ingly, by WILKINSON 4- ESLER
HAVE Arrived per Sclir. Alailc: 10 kegs extra
Goshen Butter; 200 do. best Dried Beef; 25 best do.
Beef Tongues ; J bbl. pickled do. do. ; 15 boxes Extra En
glish Cheese, (small ;) 1 doz. Fine Apple do. Low for ensh,
at GEO. H. KELLEY'S.
THE subscriber begs leave to return thanks to his coun
try and town friends for the liberal patronage they have
bestowed on him, and hopes by strict attention to business to
merit a continuance of the same. Please call and examine
his stock of Groceries, which consists in part of the following
articles: Sugar, Coffee, Molasses, Brandy, Whiskey, Rum,
Gin, Wines, &c. ; Flour, Spice, Pepper, Ginger, Soap, Can
dles, Dry Beef, Shoes, Domestic Cotton Yarns, Teas, and
many other articles too tedious to mention. Call at the old
stand, Market street, in front of the Carolina Hotel. -Oct.
10, 1851. THOS. C. CRAFT.
LIME, 1.1 in e, I. line. 500 barrels Lincolnville White
Lump. Also, Calcined Plaster, Plastering Hair, Fire
Brick, and Hydraulic Cement ; 1.000 bbls. Lime, &c. For
sale by J. C. & R. B. WOOD,
July 25, 1850 . Contractors and Builders.
FOR SALE BY GAUSE & BOWDEN.
Porto Rico Sugar, in hhds and bbls.
Muscovado " " "
Rio and Laguyra Coffee:
Java Coffee, in bags of about 30 lbs., for families;
Flour, superfine, of different brands;
fr Wliskey, Spanish Brandy, and N. E. Rnm;
Mustard, Pepper Sauce, and Lemon Syrup;
Table Salt, in boxes and bags;
Half barrels of Snuff; '
" 300 socks of Sal t, direct from Li verpoolj
' 500 bushels prime Railroad Corn.
All of which will be sold low.
September 26, 1851 . - 3-tf
TOBACCO, Tobacco Just received per schr. Express,
a fine lot of Tobacco which will be sold very cheap.
Call at the sign of the Turk, Front street.
Sept 25 . D. L. BUR BANK.
UMBRELLAS. Extra fine Silk Um'jrellas; do. do. Scotch
Ginghams do., black, bine and green; cheap Cotton do.
Also, small sixes for ladies and children, very cheap- for cash,
at C. MYER'S Hat and Cap Store.
XT ATS and taps." By late arrivals I have receiv-
11
ed a full assortment of Boys', Children's, and In
fants Hats and Caps, embracing nearly every quality
Ld style, from 12 cents to $3 60. . Persons wishing to pur
chase will save money by patronising the Hat and Cap Store,
Market street. C. MYERS.
evrs, Agriculture, Commerce, and General Information-TEBMS : $250INADVANCE.
From the Louisville Journal.
Childhood.
; Oh ! happy childhood, come again,
With all thy fleeting joy and pain,
i When, o'er our path, some new-born flower
Sprang up with every passing hour,
And every breeze that fluttered by,
Seemed laden with some op'ning joy.
The sun still ushers in the day,
The moon sends down her silv'ry ray.
Yet all their light seems dimmed by tears,
They beam not as in childhood's years ;
Theyseem but mem'ries of a past,
Bright, but alas ! too bright to last.
Spring still the earth adorns with flowers,
With verdure clothes the forest-bowers,
The brook, its murm 'rings, as of yore,
Breathes softly to the pebbly shore,
A thousand charms the fields unfold,
Yet wear they not the Joints of old: ... - -
And thou must never more return,
Earth's stern, sad lessons all must learn ; ?
Yet, when the breaking heart is bowed
By sorrow, though the low'ring cloud
Will burst, and softened radiance east
Around us, mem'ries of the past.
An TJ ntimely Visit. The Washington corres
pondent of the Philadelphia Ledger, gives the fol
lowing as a piece of Washington gossip :
Mr. Blair, of the Globe that was, hearine of Mr.
Benton's sickness, called on him the other day. He
first met the ladies in the parlor, who told him that
the colonel was sick in bed, and that the doctor had
forbidden people to enter his room. Mr. Blair
thought that, as an old friend, he enjoyed the privi
lege of seeing Mr. Benton under all circumstances,
and accordingly rushed into his bed chamber. There
he was appalled to find Col. Benton sitting up in his
bed, his face covered with scales and scars. 41 What,
in the name of Heaven, is the matter with you 1"
cried Mr. Blair. " Nothing, sir." replied Col. ben
ton, putting himself in his usual senatorial expoun
ding attitude, patting, with two fingers of his right
hand, the palm of his left hand ; " small pox, sir.
small pox, ha, ha, ha! Small pox, ha. ha. ha!"
Blair rushed out like a thunderbolt, and immediate
ly got himself vaccinated, to save his beauty.
The Blackguards. We have all sorts of "Guards''
Schart Guards, Emmett Guards, Salamander
Guards, and blackguards : but the real Black Guards
jus passed our office in all the "pride, pomp and cir
cumstance of glorious war, headed by three great
big buck niggers, who looked as if thoir heads could
batter down a stone wall. They must have seen
service, for they were all black and blue. When we
see such sights in our public streets, we can't help
remarking that things look very dark indeed, and
some means should be taken to do away with them,
for their " offence is rank and file and smells to
heaven." However, they presented a highly polish
ed appearance, and took the shine off everything.
New York Day Book.
There is a report, says the Independence Beige,
t hat the Germanic Diet intends to suppress the inde
pendence of the three free towns, Hamburg, Bremen,
and Lubeck, and to incorporate them in other Ger
man States. Hamburg is to fall to Prussia.
A couple of u limbs of the law," who were con
ducting a suit before a Justice in Rochester, got in
censed at one another and finally came to blows.
The court sat by and looked coolly on until the fra
cas was over. The two combatants apclogiied for
disturbing his honor ; but the Justice wiping his
specs, coolly declared that he hadn't been disturbed
in the least he rather liked it.
Dangerous Resemblance. Berdue, the man who
was recently in the hands of a vigilant committee in
California, and came near being hung, owing to an
unfortunate resemblance to Stewart, the convict, has
been discharged from custody. This man had seve
ral narrow escapes. First lie escaped hanging by
the mob at San Francisco, was subsequently sen
tenced to death by a legally constituted court, and
again was sentenced to fourteen years imprisonment.
It seems that ho was guiltless of every charge that
was brought against him, and owed all his troubles to
the close resemblance in personal appearance to the
convict above named. Several witnesses swore posi
tively to the identity of Berdue, but subsequently,
upon being confronted with Stewart, the real cul
prit, acknowledged their error.
An Illinois Court Scene. We sometime? get rich
jokes from Illinois, and the latest is the following:
It is a good bit ot drollery, quite original, we be
lieve,' and we must put it on the file among the funny
things of the times.
A constable that had lately been inducted into of
fice was in attendance on the court, and was ordered
by the Judge to call John Bell and Elizabeth Bell.
He immediately began at the top of his lungs.
"John Bell and Elizabeth Bell?"
"One at a time," said the Judge.
"One at a time one at a time one at a time,"
shouted the constable.
" Now you've dono it," exclaimed the Judge, out
of patience.
" Now you've done it now you've done it now
you've done it!" yelled the constable. There was
no standing this: the court, bar and bystanders
broke into a hearty laugh, to the perfect surprise
and dismay of the astonished constable.
The story is told of a certain New Zealand chief,
that a young missionary landed at his island to suc
ceed a sacred teacher deceased sometime before. At
an interview with the chief, the young minister
asked
" Did you know my deprarted brother 1"
"Oh yes! Mo deacon in his church."
"Ah, then, you knew him well ; and was he not a
good and tender hearted man ?"
" Yes," replied the pious deacon with much gusto,
11 he very good and very tender. Me oat a piece of
him!"
A member of the "Lazy Club" has just been ex
pelled, for going at a faster gait than a walk. The
recusant offered, in mitigation of sentence, the fact
that the sheriff was after him, but the society was
inexorable.
A surgical operation under the influence of chlo
roform has just terminated fatally at Paris, to the
regret of the public, to whom the patient was well
known. One of the brown bears in the Zoological
Garden suffering from cataract of tho eye, an emi
nent sergean and a party of gekhrter assembled to
undertake his cure. Brum was tempted to tne oars
of his den by the offer of some bread and then secured
by ropes and a muzzle. After a stout resistance,
chloroform was administered. Tn a state of insensi
bility the cataract was removed, and the bands un
tied, but the patient showed no signs of life. Feath
ers to the nose, cold buckets of water and bleeding
produced no effect. Poor Bruin bad gone whither
the great tortoise, two ostriches, and the African lion
have preceded him, for the managers of ths Berlin
Garden are decidedly unlucky. With the trifling
drawback of the death of the subject, the operation
was skilfully and successfully performed.
Ladies who cultivate flowers, will gratefully re
ceive the following recipe for destroying s very
troublesome reptile : Worms in pots may be easily
destroyed, simply by watering the eoil with lime
water, which may he made by putting a piece of lime
weighing about two pounds, into a pail of water ;
when the whole is slaked & well stirred up, it should
be allowed to settle. The clear wf.te may then be
turned off, and the so?l in the pot should be liberally
watered with it. The worms will soon leave the
premises by crawling npon the surface, when they
may be taken off and destroyed. . If any remain, an
other watering may: be applied. We hare never
found any difficulty in destroying them by this
method."'"' i
It is want of judgment not to yje danger ; but stu
pidity, or rashness, not to Fear it. '
NO. 7.
- 'Romance In Real Life.
There was a fine old General once, who having
spent most of his life in the field of Mars, knew very
little about the camp of Cupid. He was one of those
rough and honest spirits often met with in his gal
lant profession; innocent as an infant of almost eve
ry thing save high integrity and indomitable brave
ry. He was nearly fifty years old, and his toils were
over, when master Dan Cupid brought him acquain
ted with a widow Wadman, in whose eye he began
to detect something that made him uneasy. Here
was the result of leisure.
During his service he had never seen anything
worthy of notice in a woman's eye. In fact, be would
scarcely have observed whether a woman had three
eyes in her head or only one ; for no matter whero
his own eyes were, his thoughts were among " guns,
and drums, and wounds," and love was a thing that
lived in his memory just as he remembered once rea
ding a visionary story book called the " Arabian
Nights' Entertainment,". when a boy.
Well, the General settled down into an amiable,
gentlemanly old fellow, living alone with comforta
ble wealth around him ; and having little to do, save
now and then to entertain an old comrade in arms,
which companionship afforded opportunity for him
" to fight his battles o'er again." But, alas! o'er
this calm evening of the General's day a deal of per
plexity was doome'd to fall, and he soon found him
self in troubled waters, the depth of which he could
by no means understand. He floundered about like
a caged rat under a pump and such another mel
ancholy fish out of water never before swallowed the
bait, hook and all, of the angling god of love. The
poor General. We must give him a name or we can't
tell the story, and the best name for such a story is
Uncle Toby. Poor General Uncle Toby debated ab
stractedly about his new position, and never had
siege or campaign given him such perplexity before.
At length, however, the blunt honesty of his dis
position rose uppermost among his conflicting plans,
ana nis course was chosen. At school ne had once
studied " Othello's Defence" to recite at an exhibi
tion, but made a great failure : and he now recollec
ted that there was something in this "defence" ver-
ry much like what he wanted to say. He got the
book immediately, found the passage, clapped on his
hat with a determined air, and posted off to the wid
ow Wad man's, with Shakspeare under his arm.
" Madam," said General Uncle Toby, opening his
book at the marked place, with the solemnity of a
special pleader at the bar " Madam
" Rude am I in my speech,
And little bless'd with the set phrase of peace ;
For since these arms of mine had seven rears pith,
Till now some nine moons wasted, they have used
Their dearest action in the tented field:
And little of this great world can I speak.
More than pertains to fants of broil and battle,
And therefore"
Here the General closed the book, wiped his fore
head, looked up at the ceiling, and said with a spas
modic gasp, " J want to get married .'"
The widow laughed for ten minutes by the watch
before she could utter a syllable, and then she said,
with precious tears of humor rolling down her good
natured cheeks, " And who is it you want to marry,
General V
" You," said Uncle Toby, flourishing his sword-arm
in the air, and assuming a military attitude of de
fiance, as if he expected an assult from the widow
immediately.
" Will you kill me if I marry you V said thewid
ow, with a merry twinkle in her eye.
" No, madam !" replied Uncle Toby, in a most se
rious and deprecating tone, as if to assure her that
such a thing had never entered his head.
" Well, then, I guoss I'll marry you," said the
widow.
"Thank you, ma'am," said Uncle Toby: -'but
one thing 1 am bound to tell you of, madam"; I wear
a wig "
The widow started, remained silent a moment and
then went into a longer, louder and merrier laugh
than she had indulged in before, at the end of which
she drew her seat nearer the General, gravely laid
her hand on his head, gently lifted his wig off and
placed it on the table.
General Uncle Toby had never known fear in hot
battle, but he now felt a most decisive inclination to
run away. The widow laughed again as though
she never would stop, and the General was about to
lay his hat upon his denuded head and bolt, when
the facetious lady placed her head upon his arm and
detained him. She then deliberately raised her oth
er hand to her own head, with a sort of military pre
cision, executed a rapid manoeuvre with her five fin
gers, pulled off her whole head of fine glossy hair,
and placing it upon the table by the side of the Gen
eral's, remained seated with ludicrous gravity in
front of her accepted lover, quite bald !
As may be expected, Uncle Toby now laughed
along with the widow, and they soon grew so merry
over the affair that the maid servant peeped through
the key-hole at the noise, and saw the .old couple
dancing a jig and bobbing their bald pates at each
other like a pair of Chinese mandarins. So the two
very shortly laid " their heads together upon the pil
low of matrimony." Connecticut Courant.
Palmer's Logs.
An American gentleman named Palmer, having
lost one of his own lower limbs, has invented a leg,
with which he walks as well, dances as well, rides
as well, kicks as well, as with the original member.
We hear that bushels of legs are ordered for Chel
sea and Greenwich Hospitals ; and that the services
are very much annoyed, because persons losing a
limb will not be pensioned in future, but will be re
fitted and sent back to active duty in their ships and
regiments.
Admiral Lopp and Colonel Hopper, B., at the
United Service Club, have expressed their determi
nation to have each his leg taken off (the Admiral
suffering much from gout, and the Colonel, who is
still the dandy of 1815, from a tight boot and corns')
and to wear nothing but American legs for the fu
ture. A council of footmen has been held at the Wheel
of Fortune, Mr. James in the chair. Several gen
tlemen who are out of place, and thin about the
calves, have expressed their determination to ampu
tate against the season, and are going into St. George's
Hospital forthwith. It is thought that families re
quiting tall footmen, will be better pleased to have
uniform legs behind a carriage, than the unequal
calves, the thick ankles, and the unartificial stufhing
which bo often disgrace the footboards of the aris
tocracy. The Corps de Ballet is much excited. Miss Bandi
nelli talks about chloroform and the knife, which a
young surgeon of Guy's offers to employ gratis;
Mesdemoiselles Knox, CrookshanksJ Spindle and
Lanky propose to remedy the defects of nature by
having recourse to this admirable American artist.
Indeed, Mr. Palmer thinks that he can perfect his
invention, and construct not only legs, but whole bo
dies, wjjich will perform perfectly ; execute pirouet
tes, entrechats, &c; sigh, grin, pant, leer, and orgle,
as well as the very best coryphees. And we hear that
Mr. Lumley is in treaty for six dozen of these dan
senses, which will perform in the ballets perfectly
which will never quarrel, tattle, or use bad lan
guage behind the scenes ; which, if they sprain their
ankles, can be mended easily, in ten minutes, by the
Carpenter of the Theatre ; which will not lead the
young noblemen and men of fashion astray; and
which, if wanted, can be hired out for parties at
Greenwich, Richmond, &c, perfectly dressed, and
capable even of taking champagne, lobster salad,
&c, as well as the present ornaments of the Tcrps-
ilinraan B-fflflrA - -
And they will not grow old, thin, fat, ugly, as the
best of the living machines must do i and when gen
tlemen are tired of them, can be put away without
any inconvenience. v ; .
Launched. The new steam pToperellor " South
Carolina," intended to run between Charleston and
Liverpool, was launched on Saturday morning from
the yard of Jabcz Williams & Co., Grcenport, New
York, ' : '
. .... TERMS OF ADVERT1SWO. !
-i f - ' , . , c i
Per Square of 10 lints or les--ch In atfvnne.
; One square, 1 insertion, ..i; ..i. '' ...'i t.' i ' ff
Do. do. 2 insertions j.... 78
Do. - do. 3 do...... f i .... I Ou
Do. do. 3 months, without 1 flange,:.. it .. ....3 00
Do., do. '6 do .do. .... .do.. ...... .5 00
Do. do. 12 do.... ..do.ii. ..do...; .......... .8 00
Do. do. 6 do... renewed weekly,.... ........12 00
Do. do. . 12 do..... .do.... . .do.... ..i. .... . .20 CD
jgarAdvertisements ordered to be. continued on the iireid
charged 37 1 cents per square for each insertion after the first.
Any advertisement upon which the numborbT insertions ii
not marked, will be continued until ordered Out, and charged
25 cents per square for each insertion. ':s
A"liberal discount will be made on advertisements-exceed
ing one square, when published 6 or 12 months, CASH a ad
VANCE. . : ..
"No advertisement, reflecting npon private character
can, under asy circumstances, be admitted.
Government Patronage.
" Received of J. L. McKee. Post Master at Asheville. the"'
enormous sum of thirty-mvk cejits for nnblishins thirty ..
five letters in the Asheville Messenger, three times! eaidf
ronage of the Government !
All of which is respectfully subx
JAMES M. EDNEY,
mitted
Editor and Proprietor." .
The above is a true copy of the receipt given b?
us to the Post Master at this place, under the terrors"
of the law of the General Government, passed at the
last session, by men who eternally voto $8 a day for
themselves, and at the same time skin and rip open
a poor devil of an editor in a six-penny advertise
ment. 1 he above receipt is for an advertisement
that we would have charged any one else, (and just
ly too.) $3 for, yet the Government makes it com
pulsory" on ii8 to do it for 35 cents ! or it will deprive
us of receiving a single exchange paper without pav
ing the postage ! No wonder the " News" complains
that we are " eocght cp," and a " hiritlikg press"
when such things are brought to light ! Editors are"
thus forced to work for nothing while public officers
receive high wages and are allowed to steal all they
can to boot. Huzzah for liberty! '
Asheville Messenger
A Banker's Doclge
A story is current here of a little sharp practice"
on the part of the Cashier of the People's Bank of
Patterson, which is too good to be lost. The morn
ing this institution failed he came into town, expect
ing to make arrangements to go on as usual ; but his
agent here very properly refused to redeem the bills
unless supplied before with the needful, which was
not forthcoming; and the Cashier accordingly start
ed on his return to make preparations for closing
the bank.- Cn arriving at Jersey City he found
quite a number of brokers collected, who had got
wind of the trouble, and were on their way to Pat
terson to secure if possible, the redemption of the
bills in their hands. The train started, the hungry
bill-holders seated in the :ars, and the Cashier, who is
President of tho Railroad Company, standing with
the engineer on the locomotive. After a run of a
few miles, the bolt by which the engine drew its bur
den was quietly withdrawn, and the locomotive, car
rying the Cashier, shot onward to Patterson, leaving;
the cars to follow at their leisure. As soon as ho
had taken leave of his passenger, the engineer put
back to bring up the train. Rnd found it at a dead
stand in an interesting locality, where the passengers
had abundant time and opportunity to examine the
scenery and cool the fever of their impatience. When
the train reached Patterson the score of bankers
rushed to tho bunk, but found it closed, with an in
teresting placard attached to the door !
New York Journal of Commerce.
The Printer. A Printer is the most curious thing
alive. He may have a bank and coins and not bfl
worth a cent have small caps and have neither wife
nor children . Others may run fast but he gets along
the swiftest by setting fast. He may be making
impressions without eloquence ; may use the lye with
out offending, and be telling the truth. While others'
cannot stand when they set, he can set standing, and
even do both at the same time use furniture and
yet have no dwelling may make and put away pi
and never see a pie much less eat it during his life--be
a human being and a rat at the same time may
press a great deal and not ask a favor may handle"
a shooting iron, and know nothing about a cannort
gun or pistol ; he may move the Itvtr that moves tho
world, and yet be as far from moving the globe as a
hog with his nose under a mole hill spread sheets'
without being a housewife he may Jay his form on a
bed, and yet be obliged to sleep on the floor and he"
may use the t without Fhedding blood, and from the
earth may hnndle the he may be of a rolling dis
position, and yet never desire to travel he may have"
a sheep's foot, and not be deformed never he without
a case, and know nothing of law or physic be always"
correcting his errors, and growing worse every day
have emNis without ever having the arms of a laSs
around him have his form locked vp, and at the same"
time be free from jail, watch house or any other con
finement.
Kever Give Vp.
Who are our men ? our distinguished men ? our
most useful men ? Those who have been cast down
but not destroyed who when the breeie of adversi
ty swept away their props, sought new standards
pushed on looked up and became what you behold
them now. A glorious sentence and worthy to b(J
inspired never give it up ! Men are not made
they make themselves. A steady perseverance rt
determination never to sink, though millstones were
hanged about their neck is the true doctrine. It
is this that has made ttbe wilderness to blossom
that has given wings to the ocean, filled valleys
leveled mountains, and built up great cities of tho
world. Who then is a fool, and yields simpering be
fore the blast 1 Who is a suckling, and cowers bo
fore a cloud ? Is it you, young man, stout and healthy
as yoi are 1 Shame shame on you. You are big"
enough to possess an iron heart, and fro break down
mountains at a blow. Up, and let this be a day
of your redemption. Resolve to be a fool no longer"
even if you are obliged to stand with a red hot
iron upon your brow never give up.
A Steam Fleet. On Saturday a fleet ef seven first
class steamships sailed from New York, tie : tho
United States mail steamer "Baltic," for Liverpool ;
the British iron steamer " Glasgow," for Glasgow ;
the United States mail steamer "Empire City," for
Havana ; the " Florida," for Savannah ; and tho
"Roanoke" and the "City of Richmond," for Rich
mond. Since Tuoflday last the following steamers1
have sailed from New York, in addition to those
which left cn Saturdny.making twelve in all : "Afri
ca," for Liverpool : " Merlin," for Bermuda ; "Pro
metheus," for San Juan de Nicaragua ; " Cherokee,"
for Chagrcs; " Winfield Scott," for New Orleans j
and " Southerner," for Charleston. Tho departure
of so large a number of ocean steamers in so short a
space of time goes to show conclusively the rapidi
ty with which this mode of conveyance is supersed
ing the sailing craft. The time seems to bo not far
distant when steam will be the only mode of propul
eion used, except in very long voyages.
Lion-catching in South Africa. Mr. Lr-nrue,
who formerly resided at Motito, and is familiar with
the Kalliharri country, assured me that the remark
able accounts sometimes circulated as to tho people
of that part of Africa catching lions ly the tail, . and
of which, I confess, I was very incredulous, wero
perfectly true. H well knows that the method pre
vailed, and was certainly not uncommon among the
people. Lions would sometimes bceome extremely
dangerous. Having become accustomed to human
flesh, they would not willingly eat any thing else.
When a neighborhood became infested, the men
would determine on the measures to be adopted to
rid themselves of the nuisance : then forming them
selves into a band, they would proceed in Beach of
their royal foe, and beard the lion in his lair. Stand
ing elose by one another, the lion would make bis
spring on some one of the party every man, of
course, hoping he might escape the attack when
instantly others would dash forward and seize bis
tail, lifting it up close to the body with all their
might: thus not only astonishing the animal, and
absolutely taking him off his guard, but rendering
his efforts powerless for the moment ; while others
closed in with their spears, and at once stabbed the
monster through and through Rev. J. J. Freeman's
Tour in South A frica.
Ccre or Rattlesnake Bites. A correspondent
of the Baltimore ; American writing from Russell
county, Virginia, cites two cases, one of a negro man
uu me otuer oi a Doy, in wnicn severe bites of rat
tlesnakes have been cured by the free administra
tion of brandy, half a tumbler full at a time every
few minutes until a quart had been taken. We have
heard eye witnesses attest the virtue of this remedy.
It is said that the liquor in such . cases doea not in
toxicate. ; Ammonia,'or Kspirits of hartshorn, ia a
much more available remedy. 3 tv,
Th more polished society is, tbe less formality
there U in it.
i
i
r,
r
1:
t
1
r
!
ft
1 1
!'f

xml | txt