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January 10, t
DR. E. F. TEAGUE
R ESPECTFULLY offers his 'profetsionil
services in the prai-!tice of Aledicine. Sur.
gery. and Obsctries, to the Citizens of Edge
field Village and vipinity; Office in tho Drug
Sore of .rs. Bland. Teague & Co.
Alay 9, tf I
A. M. IMANIGAULT,
Factor & 'Commission Merchant,
.CHARI.ESTON, S. C. .
-J ILL also aitejid ih the RECEIViNG
VT and FOhIMAR DING of GOODS en
rusted in'his carre.
July 18 I849, 2m ..2
CORNER OF ClIURCH AND QUEEN STREETS,
Charleston; S. .
FORMERLr KEPT BZ CwiL I.EI. MinT*
JAMIES' W. LAMNIN &. JAMEES M'
HIURST having tuken tIre aboqve exten~
sive and well kunwn Establishment, rolicit the
patronge of their friends anid the public gen-.
Charleston S. C. Angust1, lir,~ it 28
A T TENMTIO-N
O L.D C. M.
G R AY, -
of C OMANaxY
" A " 7th Regi- ,,
ment U. S. lInfaniry, will continne BUTCH
E.RING from.year to year, and do the best he
can for hism parwi.
- O-HARLES MARTIN GRAY.
July 11 1849, - *-2
Boarding for Young Ladies.
T H E Subacaiber will accomomodate wiih
boarding, eight or ten Young Ladies. H is
Ilonss.as romy and pleasantly uitutied, conve
nient to the Femalo Academies. Parent.s and
Guardians mary be assured that eVery attention
necessary will be paid to Gidis oitniitted to
his care.EDMU.ND PENN.
May 2. if .- 1
hoeNo t icr..
LL hos inidebted to the Estatecf lie-i..
.,k~Jiah Strnome dec'd., are herphy regnested
to-make immediate paymernt, and'those having
demands togiresent bhem properly aiteeted.
B. F. & S. C. STROME,
A,,g,,t 1, - 2. -
From the Hamburg Republican.
HAMBJRG-HER PROSPECTS, &c.
For some dime past it hans been our1lot
to hear our Town traduced by some. and
seemingly famented over by others. It
has from some cause. as 'baseless as a
vision" heen asserted by those whosg wish
was perhaps farther to the thought. that
Hamburg was going down hill, and was
destined, at no disdant day; to relinquish
fpoissession to the original propriitors. the
"Bull frog"-but we opine that as Duick
energy rousted the original croakers there
will lie found enough of the same ingre.di,
eot to thwart the designs of those who
now hypocritically mourn at the rare that
qtey seem to imagIne awaits the Town.
We notice that the Aiken correspondent
of the Charleston Ntws. in a long and veFy
interesing commtrnutnicaRtion. speakinig of
hlamburg and its ruiler, makes the to1
lowing remarks "iBt alas, Hamburg
does not promise to fulfil the hope or follow
up rhe energy and despartc.h which presided
at her birth. The Augusta Canal has al
ready dirawn off a considerable" portion of
her cotton trade, and the Columbia Rail
roads to Greenville and Charlotte will in a
Few years, perhaps, place her anong tte
enterprises that were but are not." Now
we have no disposition to attribute unkina
moti.-es to the writer of the Necs, but that
lie is laboring under the same kind of ma
nomonia that. pervades many others, is
quaite apparent. We therefore, froi the
best of motives, take this matter in hand,
and intend trying to put right all whom it
may eoncern, by glancing very concisely
at the prospects of our Town. It is true,
.the business rea tures of I lamburg presents
no very e.ciling views, but that she-is in
a more healthy, an- her Merchants in a
inore prosperous condition than they have
been for years, we believe true. The an
unal receipts of country produce is such as
to show to every business- man that our
assertion cannot be controverted. What
other town in this Union can make such a
'howing with the same population-the
entire numtrber.. white and black, being
about 1200. Our receipts of Cotton is
f'rom sixty five ta seventy thousands bales
per anutim ; Flour, twelve to fifteei hurt.
died barrels; Bacon, one hunidred andi
seventy five to two hundred uhouqand
pounds, wilth a large amount of Lard.
Beeswax. Tillow, ,eathers, andl many
otler articles of minor importance. The
ainont of rerchandise sold corresponds
to these heavy receipts - of . .i ~-dr5tT
takerenera11isness-i6 town ihat
ptght to support a population of four or
live thousand iistead of twelve hundred.
The fart is, we want more mercharts, [to.
sittes;s men with capital, and otur totvn is
ho'od to increase in population and
wealth. As fur the Auensta Catal it has
taken from us perhatps some ten thousard
hales of Cotton, but that is only tempora,
rv, tir we lonok frtward to an apipropriation
at rite next session rif our Legislature that
nill eruatie i to clear ott the River be
tween ftur whnrves and tine head of this
canal. so ;as to bring back all tlhiq Cotton:
and as for the Greenville and Charlotte
Railiourds the doaeer. there is more in in.
azinraiion than reality. The advantangs,
we possess from rttr location, pats it quite
out of the power of Croluibia to compete
with us in the prices of heavy goods or in
the rates pai-l for produce. This our
'lanters generally know, and those who
do not have only t6 took at the extreme
low rates of freight on the River to lie con.
vitteed. It is no, uncomnion thing for
heavy goods to be laid down from Boston
or New York to Hamburg for less fieight
than they woild co'rt from Charleston to
Columbia- There is no delay here in the
shipment of prodaic. as the Railroad and
BRoats are always in cotmipetitiotn, and the
rate of freight kept dmwn tri a point that
is never dreamend of in Cukiai~r or other
points wh'lere comtrpetiiiont does' not exist.
It i.t only necess,ary for those iterested to
rake these 'things into conrsirderation to per
celie ihat Habrt huhin asdo
a i-ock, stands nil abigo thse ond
G'orld,~ where her water adivantages will
always protect her fromt~ pettj Canals or
Railroads on the tho~ufitaints.
MELANC1IOLY Dtxrn.-aVe iearn that
on Saturdrray afternoon, the 24th inst.
Mr. Ebenezer Hull, a highly respected
farmer resitding about three mniles east 0
Oxfoo'l vilbige wpts killed in the following
manner: While assistinig iiiit i-n putt.
ing a loadh of hay into his barn', hie attemnp
ted to jumtp fromn the windowv of the barn
t't tire wagon-the distasnce breing hut eight
feet, and the wago~n corntaintitng about half
a local of hay. Hie dbid nor gel a firm foint
inig, antd slid fromt the lorl tn the grouti.d.
Ahhlorrghr tihe daistance "'as bunt six feet,, arid
bre slid ranther .thain fall, the mcu'ssiorn
caused iris immediate dearth.. WhVlether he
struck on his feet, hand or back,.is not
known, but, on examirnatiotn, the spine of
the tneck was fonrnd to be pnartially broken.
Mrl. Hull, wans oneO of the most estierwed
arHI resptecedh citiz'ens of Oxfrrrd, anal a
large circle ofl'riends aud.relatrives mo-urn
his deaih. Ho ewas 73 years of ugE.
The Picayune, speaking. of the sen
tance of one .Joseph Miarks to eight years
ini the ."tare Prisotn, frin knecking down a
sailor in Boston, and robliing him of $7
"The Bostoniriris are a queer people.
Ei~ht years at hardi labor in the peniten
tiasy frt stealing $7, and a watch proba
bly worth $7 more ! Yet if a black ras
eat murders 'lhis fellow'-creaturd, and is
f isbged, as be should be, forth-with a pub.
lie subscription- is raised to give him a
DY DOW, JR.
TEXT.-- Fret not thy giziard."
My -learers:-Fortitude, patience, an
perseverance, are the only teamiorses ca
pable of dragging the lurnbering car c
man's hopes through the marsh of misful
tune. Fretting. flinchiag, cuising,
swearing can no more extricate one fror
difficul:y than a silly shad can ,release il
self from the fisherman's net by flappin
and flot'ndering. When a man finds him
self in the midst of thlorns and briars .
trouble, the onlj way for him is to stel
dautiously and feel his road through theri
with the tomost care ; but if he fret, fruste
and bluster, ho is sure to effect nothin;
more than larcrate his bosom and tear hi
trousers. When lie perceives that hi
feelings are beginning'to ferment, throettl
irritation, he ought to keep a smal! air
hole open to his heart. not only to adini
the pure oxygen of reason, but also to al
low the gas of excitement to escape h;
degrees-else he might burst his barrel o
forbearance, and lose in a motnent sot
of the sweetest and best of life's cider.
My friends-when your cobweb fabrics
of anticipation are swept away by th
storms of ill fortune, there is no more usc
in fretting your gizzards, about it that
there is in a young female victim of seduc
tion trying to stick the fragments of virtue
together with tears of repentance. To fre
and chafe about trifles, like a tenderschno
boy when'first initiated into the mysteries
of a flannel shirt, is as nonsensical as it is
useless. Maintain your ground manfully
against the assaults of petty ills, nod it) due
time you will not heed them half as muclh
as the buzz of an October musquitto ' oth.
erwise you will proba'ly learn by experi.
ence that there is such thing as rubbing
a pimple till you produce an ulcer, Itn
the hour of adversity, for assistance call
upon Fortitude-hat hold nymph of the
rock, whose dauntless spirit hears the heat
ing stortn and bitter winds that howl
around her-whose breast braves the burst.
ing waves and who bears the dred thunder
with a soul as unshaken as a carpet in a
la wyer's office. Yes. my friends, jnstead
offretting your gizz:ards when a boding
cloud' s iris tle horizon of your hopes. you
ought to have philosophy about you suffi.
cienti to know that, although the coming
shower may wei your jackets, it renders
the earth fruitful, and bountifully contri
i -mhs ei Ptayhfn-%Neas ItC earout ot nea vet
into tle regions of darkness and wo, was
too much of a man to whine and fret at his
fa'te. He bore it like a hero, and consoled
himself with tho teflection that it were
"tetter to reign in hell than to serve ir
heaven." Exercise patience, and the thick
masts of misf ortune that bedim your future
prnspects will disperse the sobner; push
ahead with perseverance. unmindful of tri
fling antioyntiCes, and every bud in your
bosoms that threatets to disclose a thistle.
will bloom a rose; but this worrying and
fretting when circumstances clash with
one's fond desires, is like brushing a heavet
againtt the nap-the more you attempt to
smooth it the rougher it grows.
Mv dear friends-1 am almost induced
to believe that some people. instead of
being supplied with hearts, have nothing
but gzizards filled with grit and gravel.
They appear to have just dined upon
pebbles and irdn fillings, and alvays lao.
ring under the infl'nence of indigestion.
Nothing goes right with them-everything
is wrong. The tilk of mercy souts upo1
their stomaches-they turn up their noses
at the sweets or salvation-they spit in the
tand of charity-spurn friendly solicitude
-and care no more for soft soap and sym.
pathy than a dog does for a dollar. Al
they wish is to be allowed thme privilege o
fretting. ttndisturbed by friend or foe-un
checked by fear, unawayed by favor
They fret for fear the mtorrow may not be
brighter that) goldet to.-day ; they fret be
cause others are cheerful and contented
with their lots;, and -they oftentimes fre
merely becaise they can find nothintg o
itnportance to fret atbout. Let therri gc
on fretting till they have arrifed at the ema
of life's journey, atnd I am inclined tthinii
thtey will eveutually fitnd that they havi
fretted to rro purpFlose There is tno daubi
but they would lIasd fault writh tlie arrange
ments of heaven,. were they allowed t<
ctnter.-and thus go on fret ting from ever
lastinag to everlas'ting. As for me, I puit ni
with the beatings antd tumbligs of this mor
tal existetnce as quietly as a feather-bed
attd I trust that most of you tmy, wvorthj
hea'rers, are blest, with the same happ3
d isposit ion..
Young man --if you find an oceasiona
bratfle~ of di'srapointment ic blossom.
fdntged path of youtht ; :'fret tnot thy giz
zard"-for, whatever is, is. undoubted fu
the best. If your parents endeavor to re
strain you from paddling itn the putric
p~oohs of itniquity, or forbid your travellini
ebe road that lead's to rum-shops a'i ruin
"fret not t hy gizzard." L.ook, my frietnds
tpon the bright side of everything, ani
faney tbat, you are . happy, wvhether yom
are really so ortnot. F'ece every ill witl
the boldness of a l.ion and bear up il
christian fortitudh beneath. the heavy bbr
den of afflictie'n-be merciful,' kind not
benevolent to your, fellow ereatures-ant
angels of light and loveliness will voluntee
to act as your pioneers .through the un
tracked atnd unbounded. wild'erness of thi
future. So mote it be !
"TEll your father," said John R'andolph
to a'yeung friend; '"that I recomimen,
abstiniences frotti novel reading arid whiske:
punch;- depend upd~iiY, sir, they are boti
eqally ;iinnjurio to t. bra."
DissuL1o1to IT0 THE DEMOCRATIC
PARTY.--T Baltimore Republican says:
The Whig press 19 re-publishiog, with
great gusto.. ome or the wild and amuiaing
sketches of Jhn Van Buren, in which rhe
' foresaid sta' 'and sober genman proclaims
the dissolutid of the Demorratic p::rty.
Now. as it )s admitted by all honest men
r that the Wh a party was dissolved by an
act of feo de e.- perpetrated in cald blood
at the Phil elphia Slaughier House,.if
Mr. John Vj' Buren and his endorsers
are to be hel Ved, there is noparly exis
ting in the . United States at presetit,
and we sho 4 have before us at illutAra
tion of that ea ofgood relings, when the
latmb shall. a down with the lion, and
wb len Whigind '-Incofecos"should altke
be fostered dd led by the no party Presi.
dent. We 4'pld ask rhe Republic, which
seems so vItly ticklbd with the. idea,
whether the setion of Gen. Taylor aUthor
izes any on6 to- believe that there is io
Democratic Oartv.in existence at this time?
On what grnutd hus thatprint and its allies
been atte4nplig to justify thl retnovals
made by Gon. Taylor ? But we witl for
the present close the subject by saying.
that if the Republic relies upon Van Bu
ren'u declaraioan, it and its readers will
be as thorourhly disappointed as were
-those who believed in the promises and
pledges of the would-be "secoud Wash
ington !"-Savpauah Georgian. -
NE* Wsdpo.-A. new instrument of
war is beingbtised in the contest between
Austria and .ungary. A corpsof born
bddiers is attached to each division of the
army, each man of which carries three
of these projectiles, while another soldier
attends withrack. surmounted with a wood
en tube, which stves to direct the fusee.
The instrument consits of a wrought
iron tube, pierced wiih holes, sharpened
at.the point and filled with- a fiery maiter,
They are so arranged that whett they have
accomplished the required distance a liquid
firey tiatter gushed trom below. and scat
ters dismay among the horses of the caval
ry. The hissing of these firey pointed
projectiles is more terrifying to the-horses
than the noise of the passage of shell.
One iigle one of these soimetimessuc
ceeds in carryog disorder into--a whule
The Ansriasti first used them but in the
arsenals whichiave ftallen into the hands
of thte Hungari0. they found large quan
-iwith deidlIeieit. --
Titi YEAR OF WoNDEas. The New
Orleans Courier well retnarks that since
the commencement of our national exis
tene. there has been no perind of twelve
months in which so imany wonderful events
transpired as we have witnessed in the
year 1849. Only one half of it has elaps
ed. atid those events are of a deeply
calamitous nature. The cholera apread
over the country from the Rio Grande
to the Hudson; the inotdation at Neiv
Orleans; the tremendous riots at New
York; the conflagration at St. Louis; the
uuttstual unmber of murder and crimes of
every description. These are some of
the chief misfortunes which ias befallen
the Americen people itt the- lapse of the
last six tmonths. What is to come next is*
known.otly to Him who ruleth the destiny
Ari AFFTLCTFD FAMtLY.-The family
or Dr. Leke Hassert, Grand Scribe of the
Sons of Temperance, residling in Hudson
street, have suffered mosiseverely from the
unrelenting pastilence. On Tuesday
night, his daughter. a little girl between
two and three years of age, was the first
victim. Mrs H assert, who was in appar
ently good health, wvas attakced soon after
the death of het dlaughter, and died at
11, o'clock on Wednesday moraine. His
nepha ., a younr man 15 years old, died
last night. At 9 o'clock this morning his
only son, 10 years of age dieil. The re
mains of the first three were takeni to
Hackensack this morning for interment,
wthere the funeral of the soit will take
place this aftern'otiAN. Y. Tribune,
P'oLAs.-The London Quarterly Re
view fur January, in an article Ott Anstria
and Germany, has the follo wing allusion
to the activity and energy of the country
man of Kosciuske in the -late revolution
ary movement in Europe! "The Pote,
have playedl a leading party in all the
insurrections in the capitals of IEurope.
They have, in fas't, become the Free
Corps of Democracy, the Knights Errant
of Rievolutionf., and like the companies
of adventure inT the fourteenth century.
they proffer their assistance in: every quaar
ter where there is a prospect of success
ful insurrection agains: monarchical au
flow, jr.'-says:--l believe the simple
honesty..the naked truth, pure virture, anid
a straight op ati down way of dealing
with the world, have as much adyanmage
overwvied. trick. and stralagem, iinthe..long
run, as a gotid square trotting horse has
over. pacing pottey, or a racer that goes
a mile or two like mischief, and is done
for the rest ofl'the jhurney."
Mrs. Spiggs, will you Se helped to a
small ptec -of gutrkey ? Ves, m'y deat'
Mr. Wilkins, I will. What part d'o you
prefer, my dear Mrs. Spri~gs? I w iill
I have a couple of the wings-a'coupleoof
tihi lig'abme ol the br~init'hei side-bbne,
some fling,. and' a- feia dumtplIngs, as I do
feel very txrwell to d'av?
- A THRILLING SKTUcI. -
"Join us in the-pledae, Colonel; surely
you will not refuse ine," said anhenutiful
liride. emerging froma bevy ofbridesmaids
and extending a glass of brimming cham
paiene as she spoke.
The gcnilemaip whom she addressed had
studiously refrained, during the even'ing,
from drinking any of the costly wine, pre.
paied fnr the guests. But finding himself
the object of geteral aitenion-for when
I the bride spoke every eye was upon him
-he colored. starnredi a few indistinct
woirds, totkk the glass, and bo*ing grace
fully drank long life and happiness to the
*1- told you I hould succeed." said the
young and happy creature, her e3'es spark
ling with triumph, as shie retired into the
circle of bridesimaids, 1I knew Col. War,
ren would not 'refuse tme. What a pity
he has got such puritanical notions in his
head.- He used to lse-loremost with a hap
py allusion or eloquent sentiment when the
No one was inere to contradict this joy.
ons hot thouhtiless creature, or to tell her
that Colonel Warrqn's indulgence in wine
nearly proved his ruin. He had been ab
sent frost hIs nativerity for siime years,
during nhich period he had formed a reso
lution not to drink, in .conseqjuence of a
convictioti of his own Weakness. On his
return, his old associates in vnin persuaded
hin to alter his deterr'ination. Oa vari
ous feseivo ocensions tltpy had endeavored
to induce him to join them in pledging
each other, but his answer Isid..alvays
been the satne. This was the first time.
since his reurn. th;rt wine had been intro
duced'in the presence of ladies. It was
resolved to try- whether the inflornce of
the sex would not break a resolution which
more than one ft in. be a reproach on
hitnself, How the scheme. succeede4 we
No pentt can nilequately describe ihe emo
tions of Col.. Warren .duri g, the moment
e hesifated before trki-ig the proffered
Mlss from the bride. He was chivalrous
to a ftuit in'his demeantor to the sex, and
had never been known to refusd a favor
asked by a womat. The bride was the
daughter of his early friend, a cherished
treasure, whoren ie had many a time dan
dl.ed on his knee, and whom he had never
done any thing to slight or pain. lie stood
as'we have, irresolute for a moment, hesi
taIing between fears for the result,. and a
didike to disoblige his favoritedao --,her
Little did the young bride think of the
dreadful issue tf her fempting words and
antiles. Litile did site (ireain that the han
kering love for wine which had once redt.
ced her victim to the virge of confirmed
inebriacy. would awake again at the taste
of that glass and rage with more violence
than ever. Young, happy and thought
lees. she looked only at the present triumph
without cnosiderina the restilt. How then
was she surprised to hear, a few months
after her marringe, that Col. Warrep had
become ;tn inebiate-that he rarely retired
to bied unless in a stite of intoxication. and
that in conseqience his fine person was
beconsing divfigured, and his large fortune
wasitig away. Site shddered, but s:ill
did not tItink of. her own agency in the
matter, and. when uext she met him, with
the privilege of youtih and beauty, ventured
to plead with him on the subject.
'Madai,"said, he in reply, aid the
tmelancholy and somewhat sierri tone in
which he spoke never lefi her memory, "it
is too late! I was once as I atm now-I
rallied, took a resolption never to drink
again-L broke rhat resolution, you know
how, and when; and now I om a hopeless
Hie turned attd left her presettee. Her
eyes were, opened, . Oh. bitterly did, shQ
reproach herself foar having spioletn those
fatal words. Fur nights she could cot
sleep. She mought again anti again to see
her victim, hut lie shtutnned her~ presense.
They never tmet again but once. .Reader!
wvould yotn know hoiw'!
Sotme years after, on a cold, btleak morn
ing in January.-a travelling sleigh, drawn
by t wo splendid hnorses, nwas tlishing along
the turnpike het seen Norrissowns attd Phil
adelphtia. TI'iere had beetn a sntow storm
dttring the night,' and flbtkes lay piled
ngainst the fences andl banaks, where they
had been driven by the ice 'vinds whi'ch
swept down frinm the hills bevon'd the
Schtiylkill. Th'e sky was still overcast
the win.l yet rageid vitlently, and it was
intensecly coiil. Few scenes cani be mtoru
de~nlate. H'ouses, barnes. trees, and hay
ricks, wvere covered wvith snow,- and the
cattle cowerin~g in the shed's,seetmed every
wvhere to hteseech the-sky in vain. As the
sleight, withs its merry bells, whirled down
the long hill thist leads to Manayung turn
pike, the horses suddenly shield., nearly
precipitating the vehicle .itnto an O'ppodite
snow ban~k. A ladly slightly screamredl
ands loo~ked oti ii ,alarm from the furs that
enveloped her ;. hut seeitng no qanise' for
danger, s'he was about to or~ler the driver
inoproceed, whetn her little tiny,. pointing to
the ohject whtich hadl startled- the horses,
said,-1othser, n'hrat can that' be in the.
roadl l surely it is a main's hat ?
The lady turned. In the centre of the
high way wias a-,pile ofdarittted snowv a lit tle.
roan ger t hatn erhumat body,, One end ol'
the pile had been' blowtn awvay, dsclosing,
as the boy said, a mutt's hant.
"Graciou' hteavsea !" she exclaimed.
"cean it bf that' sopip p)ontt wret ch. asfro
zen to death hiere ? James," and she turned
to thie footman, "go ad see."
With intereit th'e lad'y .watdhed while
theservat brushed away the snoW. Ini
a (fE seconds it'#as a-pparent that a corpse
wAa ineedar theand not lae before the
cause of the man's death was evident .it
an empty Jug beside bidn. The specia
tors brearthienly awaited while the ice
eakcA were being removed from the -faceg
,for he. laily, was within a short distance of
her home, aid thought that perhaps sho
might recig-tize ite being. She steppe.4
out of the sleigh and approached he corpse.
-Colonel Warret !" she said, ecoming
ghasly pale, an d staegering; -Colonet
\Varren dying thus. a common drunkard!
Olh ! just Heaven this is too mvch."
Aid thus the victim and his destroje'
met for the last time. It was the once
thoughtless bride who now stood above tb6
AltFUL ScENE AT AN EXECUTION.
A corre.potdent of the Jackson .(Tenp,)
Whig thus notices a scene, at the execu
tion eof J. M. Riley, near that cc, on
the 8th ult.. fin the mnurd liant'
Willis, which seem to have stn error
to the stoutest.hearts.: .
"On arriving at the. gallows, a dartc
colud which ind previously arose in the
west, over-spread the entire firmanent
with its murkey folds, and caused conster
nation around. Every.. thing was new i
confusion. As tihe thick masses of clouds
gathered their folds deeper and deepet
overhead; the cowd below partook of thei
character ofthe diescriptiv. elqments above.
Nature seenied itn convulsions. All was
dismay', confusion. and consternation! A
single blaze of lightning, in its gyrations
str.ucka tree near where )be galiows ,wa
erected, and lig'hted it up in one sulpburps
fime. .The .rain descended in torrecti4
the vivid ightning flashed .pround, the
muttering thunder rumbled along the thie
folds of clouds, and horror seized upon
the hearts of time people. The women
fell into swoons, and. Ahe. men trambled
upon them as they hurried to and. fro,
frighiened out of their wits. All was con-.
fugion and uproar! Tres. faWling.. qp
every side-the thunder roaring .over-head,
and the li2tlinig. i.n their faces-caused
in the crowd a panic never before witnessbd.
rhose that were on horses rushed from
the place as if Old Nick was after.them.
All thonught tlemy sew -the devil, and those
that didtnot leave, staid there from p'yOAT
cal inability to getjaway, for they were too
muci frighteued toleave.
A GEpRcA WEiDNG.-Th6 preachep..
was prevented fretm takiig his. 4i'rihe
good man's knees begaN .to tremble; for
he had never tied the knot, and did not
know where to begin. He had no Georgid.
Justice, or any other book from.which is
read the marriage service. The company
was arranged in a semicircle, each one
bearing a tallow candle. He thought ovft
evety thing he had ever learned even to.
'Thirty days hath Septeqbei,..
April, June nrid.Novenber,'
blut all in vain, he could not recollect noth
ing that suited the occasion. A suppress.
ed titter all over the room admonished him.
that he must prnceed with something, and
in the agony of desparation he began
Know all men by these presens, that
l-here hue paused, and looked up to the
ceiling 14hile an audible voice in a corner
of the room was heard to say:
lie is drawing a deed to i tract of and.
and .they al. laughea..
In the name of God, amen ! he began
again, otily :to hear another voice in a loud
le's. making bis will ; I fhfo'ugTiae
,poidri't live long, he looks so powerful
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray,
-was the next essay, when some erudite
He is rnot dead but sieepeth.
Oh yes ! Oh ! contnued the Squire:
A voico r eplied, Olt no! Oh no ! don't
Some persont out dloor3 sung out Corne
ito court ! and thr.e iaughter 'vas gepers!.
. The iyridte..nns near fainting,,an'dthe:
Squire was not far from it; being an in...
defauigable man, however, lie began again-.
Tlo all' atnd-sittgular. the shar-'
Let's run; he's goitng to level on us, said
two or three at onee.
Here a gleam of light flashed across the
fra of the Squire. Hie ordered the bnidle
aerd groom to hold tip their hands, and'fui
at soleamn voice said:
Y'ou, amil each of you, do' s'olenritly
swearr, in the presene o t'he ptesent
company. thrst jou will perform 'owarda
each either, all, ande singula r, the functions
of hushand and wife ats the case tn be,
to tire best of your knowledge and ability,
se help you God ?
Good as wheat ? exclaimed the father of
the birid.-Stanford Advocate.
A Texaq editor gives tihe following as
the.:most eff'ectual atnd approved mode of
killing fleasin th at regi'on:
Ilal~ce the attimal o'rn a pine board, and'
hedge hint round, with pettry; thren read
hitfn an account of all the railroad and
steenrrho'at accidents- which have happen *
ed witiin tire last twelve months; wvhe8
lhe has bercorrie so frigrhtenedl as not to be
able to stir', dr'aw out his teeth, and hewi
starde to' death.
lH'usbandl. do you believe is special judg-.
metnts of Providence upon jiodividuals i
ibis life ?
Ye-i, my dear.
Do you, indeed ?i Did onre of the judg1
ments ever happen to you ?
Yes, my .love.
When was it. husband ? .
When I married yu. danr.