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VOLUME XIV. 9(2%% a2Y3
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our Yaukee Girls.
DY O W. w.oLMEs.
LET greener lands and bitter skies,
If sneh the wide earth shows,
With fairer cheeks and brighter eyes,
Match ns the star and rose;
The winds that lift the Georgian's veil,
Or wave Circissia's curls.
Waft to their shores the sultan's sail
Who beat the Yankee girls?
The gny grisette, whose fingers touch
Love's thonsand chords so well;
The dark Italian,Jtoying much
But more than one can tell,
And England's fur haired, blue-eyed dame,
Who binds her brow with pearls;
Ye who have seen them, catn they shame
Our own sweet Yankee girls !
And what if court or castle vaunt
Its children loftier born ?
Who heed the silken tassels flaunt
Beside the golden corn ?
They ask not for the dainty toil
Of ribboned knights and earls,
The daughters of the virgin soil,
Our freeborn Yankee girls!
But ever h ill jwliose stately pines
The home where some fair being shines,
To warm the wild with love.
From barest rock to bleakest shote
Where farthest sail unfurls,
The stars and stripes are streaming o'er.
God bless our Yankee girls!
A KIND ACT.-lhow sweet is the re
menbrance of a kind act! As we rest
oi our pillow or' rile in the morning, it
gives us delight. We have perfoirned a
good deed to a poor man; we have manJe
the widow's heart rejoice; we have dried
the orphiant's tears. Sweet, 0, how sweet
the thought ! There is a luxury in remem.
bering the kind act. A storm creers
about our heads-all is black as midnight
-but the sunshine is in our bosom; the
warmth is felt there. The kind act re
joiceth the heart, and giveth delight in
expressible. Vho will not be kind ?
Who will be good ? Who will not visit
those who are afilicted in body or mind ?
To spend an hour among the poored
"Is worth a thousand passed
In pomp or ease-'tis pleasant to the last."
TAKING IT IN EARNEST.-Some peo
pie think, even to the ptresent day, thnt
there is reality-ostcesible vitality, about
the stage, as is inidicated by the anecdote
of an Ohioan-we do see, why lhe should
have been from Ohio though:
"A hog-drover, from Ohio. having dis
posed of his swine in one of the eastern
cities, strayedl into the theatre where King'
Jjtb was being played. Hie wvatched the
play with-a good deal of attention, though
he didn't "zacily understandl the natur of
the critter," as lie expressed it. I'ut the
scene where H-ubert and' yotung Atthur
enter, completely absorbed him. Arthur
"is there nto remtedy ?"
and Ilubert answers,
'-None, biut to lose youtr eyes!" -
The Buckeye was on his feet in a se
cond. "I say, yeou withm the red-ot ir'n !
Ef yeou but jest tech a hair of thatt ar'
boys head ll knock you iuto linked sas
The "pitites" hooted, the boxes roared,
and the Buckeye droppedl inito his seat
like a big dumpling. Hie said lhe didn't
mean to interf'erc, but hte'd be drat rabited.
ef lie watnted to see the boy's eyes druv
A GOOD R:rowr.-A htumorntus young
man driving a horse, whieb was in the
habit of stoppinig at cver-y house ont the
road..side passinig a coutntry tavern whtere
were collected together somec dozein cottnn
rty-men, the .beast, as usual, rait opepossite
-.ite door, and there stoppJed ini spite .uf the
young man, who applied the whip wiith
all his might to drive the horso ott. Tihte
crowvd ont the pmorch coommencedl a lhearty
laugh, anid some enqutired if he would sell
the horse ? "Yes," said the young mnu,
but I cannot recomment him, as heotnce
belonged to a butehter, ar~d stops whenever
..ho hears calves bleat." Thbe crowd retir
ed to the bar- in siletice.
Why is a thief called a jaildbird ? Be
euse hnei ha n a ro'n.
RESULTS OF EMANCIPATION.
One of the great problems of the ace is
now being solved in those of the Wes,
India Islands which have abolished la very.
It is whether the negro is capable of a
hiaber civilization, and., by consequence,
whether those islands can Ilourish as well
under freedom as slavery. . The abolition
ists claim that the negro is every way the
equal of the white man-that he is sus
ceptible or the same degree of eulture-the
same li-gh position in the social and ment
a scale-and that free lahor can competc
and expel slave labor every where if the
chances of the two be equal.
This imniportaut 'g ee-tion-now particu
lIrlv impjortunt to the South-is being
solved. We think, however, that ii has
already been quite clearly solved, and h5
the emancipationists themselves in the
West India Islar'ds. Jamaica, Antigua
and iarhadloes are puzzled to lhe last de
crve on the subject; and omitting the true
solution of the dilliclty-(namaely the
incapacity of the peiro)-they are likely
to grope about in the lark lorever. W
have before us the preceedins of meeting
in the islandi ailbtred to, but as each of
then is a type or the others, a brief ac
count of one will serve as a description of
ihe others. At a recent meeting in Jarnai
ca. the Lord Blishop presided. He said,
on taking his seat:
"Our plain and single object is to press
upon our rulers, by all the constitutional
means within our reach, by petition heaped
upon petition-by proclamation loud and
continuiur, of what we know to be the
truth-by such advocacy as we can pro
cure within and without the walls of [far
liment-'lie justice and the necessity of
compelling the states of Spain and Brazil
to a fair and full complinnce with the
treaties by which they are solemnly bound
to her Britannic Majesty; treaties which
had, and have, for their express object, the
extinction of the heaviest curse that even
fell upon mankind-the suppression 'of the
inhuman tra llic in slaves with all its hide
3us and moirderous incidents, and the
gradual abolition of slavery thronghout
every portion of the civilized world."
This was the bur len of all the speakers.
The a botinible trafic in slaves is ruining
Jamaien; and the obvious means o redfress
is for England to enforce the observance
if the internationial treaties on the subject.
Stop the slavo trade. and the island will
reblontm in verdure-delapidated estates
tyill be restored to prosperity; and Cuba
itself4=/*ndwtnoe -nlcceldi th ritivitt
he. The Rev. S. Oughton said that, af
ier giving the subject his most anxious
consideration, he was fully persuaded that
it is only in the enforcement of the treaties
that any hope can exist that the Colonies
wilt continue to be sugar exporting or even
sugar manufacturing countries; for, so
long as slavery exists, it will be in vain
for the British !West Iudian Culonies to
expect that they can compete with the
sugar producers of Cuba and Brazil.
'Why,' said the speaker. does not Eng
land insist upon the the faithful perfor
matice of thoise treaties ? A single word
from the lriti-h throne would awe the
Spaniards into obedience, and accomplish
lhe object; one lightning glance of England
would cause the fetters to fall from the
limbs of the slaves in Cuba, and we should
gee thet as free there as we are in Jamai
The Rev. Dr. S. 11. Stewart remarked
that the bland was suffering on account
of the non-observance of the treaties.
"Estate ater estate has been thrown
3ut of cultivation, and want and misery
stare every man in the face from the mai
who owns the estate to the humblest la.
borer upon it, all are suffering, and the
..ly cheering reflection is, that this h.as
trisen out of thle aboit inn of slavery, an
act which all religious mnt most rejoice.
liut, -my Lord, it is tnt necessarily sa lfor
f justice were to the British Colonies, if
Greatt firitaini iid justice to herself, prnos
perity would again da wn."
Tlie speaker then drew a vivid picture
af the distressed cotdiiion of the coumiry
mnd said that unless some change speedily
ook place, tho laborers wol soon retro
~rade into a state of' harbairism,."atnd thus
vould freedomi, whichis itself a blessing, be,
y the utnjttst policy oif the Mother Country,
rendered a curse."
There w'as also another retmetdy pro.
posed; ihe'eamne old onec ofsome oflihe polili.
cal econotmiit when they are in deepi water;
uamely protection. Thisa, they said,was at:
excellent chinig. Protect us agaiinst thet
products of slave labor, nndh wo catn ctom
peto with the world. "'The West Inidis:
colonies,'' said tite oef the spea kers,"' ''d
not claim prottection against the sugnr of
dll other countries in thec world. Whalit
we demand is protection against slave.
grownt sugar." TIho changes on the im
tortnce 'if this was rung sifter the saimu
tne by a numtiber ofC tihe oilher spenkers.
TIhe admtission of thic absolute necessit y
sif protection, and the total inability nf fre't
uegro labor, on eqnal grountds, to com-i
pete with slave labor, iS to our mindt nodt
elTctual yielding of the maini point at
issue, itnaely, that the free ntegro is lazy,
implrovidenit and incapable .f assuming a
igh position. Nowhere in the history
of the worl, tnder as favorable circunm
itnces asH the white races have enijoyed,.
ias lie risen above the degradation of the
mist barbaerones titnies; save only in a eon
ition of slavery as it exists htere withtin
lie Southern States. liero his life has
10een longer-his physical tnatutre bettet
jevelopel-is condition ha ppier; his ratN
notre pirulific; and n hlit is of even inore
mportaitce in the argttmenit--his intellectu
il character exalted above that of his pre.
The reverse of all this has occurred im
these cmanacipated islands. The negro
there has become more imbruted. lie has
sunk, not risenjhy the self control which
pseudo philanthropists have given him.
One may stop here and close the argo
ment-for it may be lait down as an ax
iom that the intellectual, physical and fe
cund condition ofmen is the best test of
the adaptation of their position to nature.
If the negro will degenerate in freedom,
and improve in slavery, there can he no
dilliculty in finding which state is thc more
favorable to his happiness.
We d not defend s avery as it prevails
in some of the West India islands. It is
there unnecessarily severe: like excessive
freedom, it is destructive to the r.ce, and
the humanity of the age ought to modify
it. The best means of clTectin t this is the
suppression of the slave-trade-a suppres
ions which will strengthen slavery itself
:and be of-incalculable value to our country.
The Cuban puts unnecessary burdens on
his serfs, because he can obtain supplies
from Africa at so cheap a rate that it is
not profitable to nourish themu or stimulate
their iecundity by care and abondsant find.
Check this trade, nod it will he his inter
est to work his tieroes less aol care -for
How it is to be suppressel, however,
is another problem. 'The international
treaties have done no more good than if
they never existed. So well convinced
are Brilish suutestnan of this that some of
them are in favor of totally abandoning
the espionage system, and seeking the
same end by dill'using intelligence and
religion in Africa. humanize and Chris
tianize Africa they say. and all barbarisms
will cease. This is jurmpin; to a cnhclu
sion hardly warrantable in the case of Afri
ca-but any plan is worth trying in order
to effect an object so commendable and
TIlE PARTY PIRESS.
Much has been said in disparagement.
of the Party Press by those whose inter
ests are supposed to be subserved by abus
ing it, and landing their own montrels.
Under these circumstances, we will he
excused for expressing an honest diffcr
ence of opinion on the subject. We can
understand a hart is meant tly a "religions
paper," a "mercantile paper," a "temper
ance paper,' or a "husiness paper," but a
paper which -professes everything and
undertakes to do everythin, and takes all
ides i catrnive no-enmptrncnfary ien' ti
for, and deny its right to those asstuel
of "neutral" or "independent." A paper
professing no prinriples and acting for no
other object than to make money-'hon
estly if it can, but yet to make money"
is certainly too mercenary to be "indepen
dent," and too suspicious and meddlesome
to he "neutral." But then we wished to
s'ay a few words in favor pf this Party
Press, not to discuss the charaeterof other
papers. Now, we think the Party Press
is the true- Press, in contradistinction to
the "independent" and "neutral." The
country being wanly divided into two great
political parties, every citizen rust be.
long to one or the orther of these divi
sions. consequently, the paper to suit them
must he that naper which ad vocates their
respective principles ! In the great con
tests of principles between the two parties,
the individual who takes the neutral
ground-if indeed there is such-is ever
justly despised'by both sides; and the "inde
dendent," if any thing, is considered still
lower in the scale of manly action. Is
it not then the same with the Press? Every
right thinking reader will answer in the
alliriative, because the Press must stand
upon the same moral basis, and be under
the samne obligations as the indlivitl_dua
Thtis bcing the caise, the good eit izen, man
o~f ptitnelpleI, anrd patriot, looking inrte his
own btreast will see there plainly itnscrib
ed, the direction, of duty to lbe taken itn the
premnises. We do not meant to say that
the "Democrit" or "-Whig" should sup
port no other paper but the one advoca
ting~ his own views, but we do mueatn to
say t hat the party man mcs Ihis first duty
to his party papcr, and shtould give it a
chtreeful, htrarty, arid liberal support
such ia sup'port as will ennbtle it to battle
mo'st efl'ecrively for thre principles it advo
cates, Its believes trite, arnd wishes carried
iuto el~eet in the government of the conr
'"The United Simtes peopale having cot
toon wool at first cost, and perhaps not
rusing qutite-so munch paste atnd gypsumi, anti
devil's dust, have beaten our mill owners
(Jut of every miarket for the coarset cot
tons; even out of our own markets ini In
(ha, where Armericani cotton shiirtng of
eqrual quality may be brnd for less thtan
half then l'toglish price. T1hnis is lhe fruit
of our free trade so far, whaich gives to
America a haloinee of very miany muillions
a year, whearewiuh to beat us out of our
owet markets. As yet we have somei
small ad vantage in rte litter faibrics, atnd
it is reigy tri preserve ilhis mniseral, ad
varntage that oure agriculture, our colonies,
atid our mnaritimre comtneree- tnot only the
source ofour prinicipial wealth, but also
the rmilitary bualwiark of (oir safety, aro to
lie sacrifieed; andtt, allier all, this wretchued
advantage we cannot keep long, for a hit tle
expterience will ena ble the Uttited Sttes5 to
heait us in the fitter as in the coarser fa
brics. It is a remnarkabale and a signiifi..
caut fnct, thmt all the haler improvemeuanls
in collon moving achineryj /ave come ,from
the United States. Our cation triade is
tdoomned; atnd thte leagners can only accele
rate its ruin lby thte rtte att which th<~-y are
From the hlamburg Republicnn.
t iould call the attention of our rea
dersd the annexed leiter received from a
highly respectable and intelligent planter
in Msbeville District.
LONG CA E, AIDDEvLL-, S. C.
Frknd Baird :-Your numerous readers
in-thIE section are mneh pleased at the
cOgU4.Jou have taken in relation to Plank
Roads, We look forward to this descrip
tion O public improvement as not only
practicable, but highly expedient; and
frotihich we may be enabled to reap a
portido of benefit. ileretofore we have
beeibs it were, isolated between Savan
nah iver no one side, and the contem
pJated rail road on the other, too remote
from ejther to derivo much benefit from
the costruction of the one or improve
mt f the other. Hence we havo taken
no. t and felt but litile interest in the
suic of those enterprises. Being con
pe as it were, to satisfy ourselves on
de'rold system of had roads, to drag
orr uce to market through quagmires
to heat destruction of bur teams and
wa The light you and your corres
poI have thrown before u., open tiu
neV "pcs and we already begin to feel
th too 'may, by proper efforts, he
en' to-bring our faris within one half
th sent distance from market. We
lid v een so-long accustomed to our pres
en etched public road system that it
mtt dire some time to rouse the mass
6 f4onple from the lethargy [that eat
cb ahen; but I for one feel perfectly
saiil, even from the slight investiga
tion ave been able to give to the subject,
that e day is not far distant when Plank
Roa 'will supercede our present system,
in all the flat sandy sections of our
Srif not generally on all our main
Mia roads, It requires but little reflec
ton ihe part of our citizens to make
the& rceive the great inequality and
bi some character of our public road
syt .What are the facts as regards the
" . moinde of keeping up roads. I will
on qt-iice my own case, being what
mig e- termed a middle class farier,
,ands abbout thirty-five bags of cotton
tnn y. To get this Cotton to lam
hur Augusta requires five trips of my
waS Well, to enable me to take
th e s I ant compelled by law !o work
ni nds as much'as twelve days in each
ye, -he public or market road. It is true
wga :icnerally work more than six or
N Iirb.infat" diien' -ait sevean a'ri
ayerace, nine times seven is sixty three,
making actually sixty-three days work I
am compelled to do annually on -the road.
Now I consider fifty cents per day as
moderate wages (sometimes it may b~o
worth much mnore to the farmer) making
the annual road tax on me, $31 50. Sup
pose we had a Plank Road arid I had to
pay toll to the amount of 1-our dollars each
trip, it would only amount to twenty dol
lars making a saving of eleven dollars and
fifty-cents to me annually. Ilut the ac
tual saving would be much beyond this,
for instead of live trips over bad roads, I
woutld have to make not over three, be
cause 1 could carry nearly double the
quantity of cotton at each load, and make
the trip in two-thirds of the time now re
quired, wittout broken wagons or gawled
mules. There is one thing presents itself
to my mind as unjust, and no doubt will
appear to many others in the same light
when suggested, we farmers work the
roads, partly, it is true. fur our own -henefit,
but more for the hneifit of the heavy wag
ons from North Carolina, Tennessee and
Kentucky, who pass over therm with their
enormous loads, cutting them into perfect
ditches, without benefitting us or our sec
tion ofcountry one larthing. Thiq would
not be the case unider the PIaitk R~oad sys
ett, as all that passed over atnd reaped the
benefit, wvoul cont ribute, in toll, t owardse
keeping them in repair. I notice tlte
E~dgefield Ad vertiser is also ad vocatiug the
cause. I tust, however, you llamburg pieo
ple will not be coutenit to siop your road
at your CourL lonse. Push on. A bbeville
will tmeet you. We are not all Rail Road
mcii, though we talk a good denl on the
sutbject. * ; ? .
B usmytss Pans t':c-r-s or liAstauo.
WVe ure gratified in hiiig able to inform
ottr country readlers that tho prospects of
business w-as tnever more flatterintg in our
Towno. Outr Grocery Merchants are get
ting in large eupplies-and tmany of them
having got them up the River at vcry low
freights, are enalbled to ail lhevy goods
at satisfactory prices. Our lard watro imen
too, are getting in their supplies, anid shiow
from their large stocks, that they anticipate
a greatly itncreased detmanid.. Our Dry
Goods men are also btusily engagedl, in
opening atnd arrangin:; iheuir fall supplies.
Wec were particulirly aumrmetedi yesterday
by the display ma rde by Messrs, Jackson
& Kinchiley-, atid cnriosity prompujted us to
stalk into their fanicy Dry Goods estahu
lishmeni, whetre we foum-h tite of the most
beautiful stock of goods we have l'uoked
oiver for a long t imen. Our D~ruggists are
also filling tip anti suemed to be prepairedl
to) paiint, varitish aid drug all creation;
and our lIotel keepuers, tnot to he out -done,
are enlurcing aind uiprovintg i le public
houses so as to itake t hemo e-o'aul to any ini
the tup-coutry-. Buit, perhaps the best
feaiture of all, as regards thte prospects of
our Town, is, t hat there aret tntmierons faimi
lies wanting dIwellings, aind none to be had.
Whe a ltaimre girl is hissed. she
says shie is tasing chiloroformi, anid retmains
isensible as iong. as the operalien latsts.
Th:italnl right if it foelsegood,
MANUFACTURES AT THE SOUTH
Our readers ivill doubtless recollect the
controversy on the subject of manufnctu
ring at the South, in which we urged its
necessity and propriety. Fiom the Mer
curt' of Monday we extract the following
endorsement of our view of the matter,
based upon 'fctts and figures' not at that
time accessihle, but which fully sustain the
leading positions then taken by us.
The closing paragraph admits facts
strongly controverted hitherto. The Iler
cury Ines not seem to have any apprehen
sionl as to the political eff-et of such in
dustrial chances :-Col. Telegraph,.
We publish to-day the annual state
ment oftho New York Shipping and Com
mercial List. It will be found to contain
matter of moch interest to the South, in
reference to the domestic consumption of
Cotton by the dilTerent sections of the
Union (luring the past year, and calculated
to justify the highest hopes of those who
have so strongly pressed upon, the South
ern people the advantage and importance
of introducing manufactures as a means of
diversilying the pursuits of industry, and
enlarging the basis ofour'self-deptendence.
We have never desired to see the South
rush into manufacturing, or sacrifice for it
the great predominance s:e has among
producers. The latter is our sword, the
former only a shield, which however,
though second to that, is to be counted
inferior to no other element of industrial
strength and security. We have never
doubted that the time would come when a
portion of capital could be diverted to
manufactures, not only without injury to
the production of the material with which
we clothe the world, but with eminent
advantage to it and to the whole South.
That it was best to leave it to the sagacity
of capitalists to decide when the time was
ripe for such a change, is not only con
firted by the history of manufactures else
where, but is strikingly illustrated by their
almost noiseless, hut steady and rapid
growth with us-a growth, as it were,
spontaneous, and therefore having the
fairest assarance of continued increase and
Referring to the authoritative statemdnts
of the journal above mentioned, it will be
seen that the number of hales of Cotton
consumed by the Northern factories amoun
ted, iii 1818, to 531,772, and in 1819, to
.518,0:39; showing a falling off in the con
sumptioti of the last. year. compared with.
the y~eeedli g.-0f 13,7:f3 ajew:, . ,
Trieqantitry of Cotton manufcturied
in the States South and Vest of Virginia.
according to the same authority, amounted
In 18-8, to bales, 75,000
In 1819, to 110,000
It wonul thts appear that whilst this
great htapch of-industry has declined a.t
the North, during the past year, at the
Sotth it had advanced at a rate unpral
leled in the history of cotton tmanufacturo,
say 31 per cent. In the above the con
sumption of Virginia is not included, which
is estimated at over 20.000 bales.-This
added, gives a total of 130,000 bales con
sumed in the South and West during the
past year, against 5IS.Q0o bales in the
North ; the latter. accorying to their own
showing, declining ; the former rapidly in
creasing. We con; ittulate the Southern
States on this exhibit, which satisfactorily
proves that they have passed beyond ex
periment; and have permanently added a
new and important branch to their indus
trial resources. It shows. too, that they
can not only manufacture profitably, but
can compete ou eqal terms with the most
1IrronTANT TO JiconRPoRATED IN..
s'rlTu'rtoNs-ln the Scetmber number
of the Bainker's Mlaga::inc, we find several
decisions whicht haire a direct hearing ttp
on the bhusiness of Banks tind other holders
of tnegotiablo paper.' Iy these decisiotns
in the Newv-York Supreme Court. fo.rtifled
by simtilar decisio:s in the Conrts of l1as
sachusetta, and itn the highest English
Courts, it is shtown that every Notice of
Protest shotild contain rte words "'pay
tment ha~vittg betn duly demanded," "or
wonis tatntam toutit thereto.
T1hte fortms at pre'senlt use1 itt nearly all
the .Mtates. are d~fl:Ctice in this essential
point. T(he eases now qnoted. backed by
-Story, on Bil/s," (thte first authority on
this suhject.) say, that the Notices, of P're
test should conitain, in substauce, the fol
'1. A true detscription of thte nlote, to~
ascertain its identity.
2. An assertioni that it lhas b.etn duty1
presenicd to the nuake. Juer paymen~nt, at nu
turity,. and dishonored
~3. That the holder looks to the endorser
for indetmnit y.
No'v, verty fewi nlotices itn this counti-y
cotmiprise thte second requ iiisit e. andtt it be
'otmes necessary, on the patrt of holders
of tnegot iable patper, thia t propier andl legal
formis shatll ba ob-ervedt by otnr Notories
Public. Uhace and former practico nmay
exculIpato a N:utnry Publie in thte conltittu
ed use of old forms; hut thu courts of our
State will ttot hind an coilorser where the
ordinary, notice has lbecn servcd upon him.
The particutlar case cited catne up. ntnder
appeal, heftore Jndges Hoyt, Sill, alarvin
and Mtnhlitt, of then Sttpremle Court, iAlarch
Termt, IS-lG.-Phil. News.
A P'oon MAlas,--They have'~ a man it
.tlbi5isippi - 1lean thath mt takes tno shau
dow at alt. A rattlesnake sttuck six times
ait his legs ini vin, -antd retired1 in disgust.
lie miakes all huntgry who look at htitm;
and, when chiildrettn met himt on the street
thev rutt htotm erviung for brend.
A COLORED DUEL.
A duel between two colored gemman
-a regular built affair- conducted ac
cording to the most strict and. punctil
lious provisions of the code of honor,
cameo oli last week. .The fight took
place with pistols of the most improved
fashion, at sunrise, on a small branch of
he Metairle road We. do not knoi
what the origin of the diffi:ulty was, ex
cept that one of the parties, to Use the
phrase of one of the spectators; "was
crossad in luby de odeor and dat him
hona must hab satisfaction.
We have learned from one who was
present at the combat, the particulars
us they transpired. They are substan
tially as follows A
After having taken tlie1? sttfds, one -
of the seconds noticed, that, owing to
their positions, the sunbeams set his
principal to winking and rolling his -
eyes. This was sufficient grounds foe
interfering, and-he calls out to the. other
I say, I puts my veto dn dat posishun
-it's agin de rules ob all de codes ob
hona dat I seer De traction ob tie sun
shines rader too sewere;"makes dmy prin
cipal roll him eyes altogeddetto mie. -
'Wy, wy, look heah, didn't We chuck
tip .a dollar for de cljdiceof ground, and,
didn't I git him myself?'
'Yes, I knows you did- but fai plays a
a jube, and I 'se no notion ob seeit' my
friend composed ulidn and lose all de
'Well; l'se no.notion as yoti ls, and I
desists on settlin' de tkattel just as we is
At this juncture a friendly cloud set
tled the matter at once, by stepping in
between the sun and the belligerants.
The first two causes took their posi
tion, and all the little preliminaries-be
ing settled, each one took his pistol
ready cocked froth his second. Both
manifested a terrible degree of spak,
although a sort of blnish paleness.spread
itself over theiir black cheeks:.
The second who wad.t ;give out the
f.ttal order which migltren thetn out
of-tpisworld now.took id j ibbd Rii
'Gemmen your iinie ai cuit -
Both- signified their assent.
'1s you ready? Fiah ! due-two
Bang, pop went both pistols at once,
one ball raising the dust in the middle
of the road, while the other took a 'slan
tendicular' course among the bystanders;
fortunately without hitting any one.
It was now time to interpose, and
one of the seconds set limselr about it.
Aftei a lintte cdnve'rsation1 the chal
lenged darky stepped forward and said
to his antagonist- -
'Nigga, is you satisfied ?'
'So is I, and l'so glad to ,got off so.
Next time dey catches dis child out on
such a foolish 'epedition as dis; dey will
fotch me, dat dev vill do foi sartain.'
'Den's my sentiments edzackly,' re
torted the other. tWher ydr onmor
tal instrument of del wsent off, I declar I
thoaght I was a gon child ; but I'se so
happy-gosh, let's shake hands and go
back to our abocations.'
In five'minutes time all lidhds-ene
mies, ficnds, black, white an all-were
on the road home t-,i u-ork, perfectly
satisfied with th6 sport of the morning.
-N. 0. Picayune.
AN EXCUsE .Poi S310KiNG.-In the
reigni of~lames I., of tobacco-hating no
toriety~the hnya of a.schobl acqutired the
habit of smiokinigsand indtulged in it night
and day, using the most inj~enious expe
dients to conceijl the tice from their
master ; till one luckless evening, when
thte evening, when the inmps were hud
dIed together round the fire of their
dromitory, inohving4 each othier in vapor' -
of their own creatiing; Jo ! in burst the
master, ardd stood in awful dignity be
"llowv," quothi ie dominie to the first
lad, "hwv dare you be smoking ?"
"Sir," said the boy, "I anm subject to
headaches, and a pipe takes off the
"And you ? atnd yont ?" ingnired the
pedagogue, questioning every boy in his
One had a raging tooth, another thrv
chiolic, the third a cougli ; in short, they
aull hnd somaething.
"Now, sirrah," bellowed the doctor
to the last boy, "what disorder do you
smoke for ?"
Alas ! all the excuses were exhausted: ..
but the itnterrogiated uirchtin, putting
:lown his pipe after a farewell whiff, and
looking ttp in his master's face, said itn
"Sir, [ smoke bor corns."
Thecro is frequently more pleasure in
~iving a thing than receiving it.. This
'applies more ccpceially to medicine, ad
vicv a I::,.~