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Ai A rt" "V A i A it
aM tairaiwr.
VILL practice in the several counties of Mon
roe, Pontotoc, Itawnmla, Chickasaw, Tishomin
co, and Lowndes, the Hih Court of Error am
Appeals, at Jackson, ami tho Federal Court at
Pontotoc. '
Oflice on Jefferson street, opposite Uie
Court House. Sep. 16, 'M. l..y
. M. ROUEItS. W; 0. tSUEIlSON.
; : Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
okoloxa, Mississrrrr,
WILL practice in the Circuit Courts of Chick
saW, Calhoun, Pontotoc, Itawamba and lisba
miuKo counties; in the High Courts otLrror and
Appeals at Jackson, and at tho Lmted fcUites
District Court at Pontotoc, for ull the counties
comprising the Northern District of Mississippi.
Feb. itf, '59 a4-'y
Office one door Above Judge Acker's Office
The Circuit Courts which he attends will bo
begun and held tor. the year leM) utthefollowing
times and places: . p.,
Itawamba Co., at Ku tmi.Mor. b and Sep. o h.
Tishomingo" "Jacinto, " M " JJ b
V.mtotoc " " Pontotoc, Apr 1th & Oct. Kit h
Chickasaw " Houston, " With-
Monroe " "Abei'dcen.Miiylbtb&Nov.l-tth
I owndes " " uoliiniDiis, apr oiu - vli. .
Calhoun " " l'ittsboro,' Mar 14th & Sep. lath
The Uni rro States District Cot kt lor
the Northern District of Mississippi is held at
Pi ntotoc the first Monday of June und December
t.f each year.
Oct. '5ri '
Jan. 27, '59 SW..Iy ;
HOUSTON, CliicUasaw ;o., Jtlis.
WILL ptue.tice.1n the Courts of Chickasaw,
Pontotoc, Monroe, Lowndes, Oktibbeha,
Choctaw .Carroll , Yalobushaand Calhon ncouu
ties. OFFICE, S. E. corner Public of the Square
T. t. EVANS, i
March-Sa, 1859. ,78-y .
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
WILL practice in the Courts of Chickasaw,
Monroe, Oktibbeha, Calhoun, and Ponto
toc Counties,
CsT Office in Hiller's Building. t
Dec S3, '58, 15. .tT
(Office on Royal Street, over the Savings Bank,)
fF"AU business promptly and faithfully at
tended to. " .
Feb.ir,'59. 23..tf. .
WILL practice in tho Circuit, Chancery, and
Probate Courts of Chickasaw, Monroe,
tfj.wnmh. Pnntototi and Calhoun Counties, and
the Federal Court at Pontotoc, and High Court
f errors and appeals at JaeKson.
f, March 10, '5l. b..ly
, . -AND-
AFFEKS his services to those who may stand
J in need of Uiem, ana win aironu prumjiu
to any business connaea w ms cum.
March 5, '59. . : 25.-1
- ni?s. GREEN & TINDALL.
rnHE anderslened have associated themselves
J. together lor me put
me inol January, vu.-h greFITi
'7" . R M. TINDALL.
; jan.l4,1859. .; . 6fi
a AVINQ permanently located at.ITickory
Flat, in Chickasaw Comity, offers his pro
fessional services, in the various branches of the
profes-ion, to the citiiens of the surrounding
country, ,, . ... ,
; . ; f PARTNERS
In the Practice of Medicine,
: OKOLONA, MtSS. . -.
. Jnl3,1859. -18-y
; . Dentist,
' July 15, '58. . 44. y
SoM to
oraxro. iuohaiidsow,
Seine years bro, when I was young :
And Mrs. Jones was Miss Delaucy i
When wedlock's canopy was hung
With curtains from the loom ot fancy ;
I used to paint my future life
With most poetic precision
My special wonder of a wife ;
My happy days : iny night's Elysian.
I saw a lady rather small,
(A Juno was my strict abhon-ence,)
With flaxen hair, contrived to fall
In careless ringlets, --Lawrence (
A blnnde complexion ; eyes that drew
From autumn clouds their azure brightness;
Tho foot of Venus j arms whose hue
Wus perfect in its milky whiteness !
I saw a party, quite select
There might have beeu a baker's dozen ;
A parson of a ruling sect;
A bride's maid, and a city cousiu ; .
A formal speech to me and mine,
(Its meaning I could scarce discover;)
A 'ante of eitke ; a sip of wine ; .
Some kissing and the scene was over !
t sato a baby one no more ;
A cherub pictured, rather faintly,
Beside a pallid da.ne who wore
A countenance extremely saintly.
I saw but nothing could I hear,
Except the softest prattle, may be
The merest breath upon the ear
So quiet was that blessed baby !
I see a woman, rather tall,
And yet, I own, a enmeh lady;
Complexion such as I must call
(To be exact) a little Rhady ;
A hand not hansomc, yet coolest
A generous one fur love or pity j
A nimble foot, and neatly dressed
In No. 5 extremely pretty !
I see A group of beys and girls
Assembled round the knee paternal ;
With ruddy cheeks and tangled curls,
And manners not at all supernal.
And one has reached a manly size ;
And one aspires to woman's stature ;
And one is called n recent prize,
And all abound in human nature !
The bnVs are bard to keep in. trim ;
The girls are often very trying
And baby like the cherubim
Seems very fond of steady crying !
And yet the precious little one,
His mothers deur, despotic master,
Is worth a thousand babies done,
In Parian or nlnbnBter!
And oft that stately dame and I,
When laughing o'er our stately dreaming,
And marking, as the years go by,
How idle was our youthful scheming
Confess the wiser power that knew
How cart each earthly joy enhances
And gave us blessings rich and true,
, Aud better far than all our fancies.
False world, false love, fake friends
All, all, are hollow as our wildest dreams!
Our lives are but dissolving views,
Where nothing is the thing it seems,
Let a man lead what life ho may, .
E'en Virtue's self, in word and act j
And Euvy'a pois'nous fang e'en then
Shall f J its venom on his back.
His nets be laid to eelfixh ends,
His truths be twisted into lies!
His name, if ' famed away from home,'
Shall there be open to surmise.
We learn, where'er our footsteps take us,
Deceit has foothold, Truth little chance
Looking at it in a worldly way,
Virtue is man's worst inheritance.
f From the Chickasaw and Choctaw Herald.
An Old Story in a New Dress.
time ae-o. in tie western
part of England, their lived an aged cou
ple, whose time nau passuu awuy swue
early youth, in the every day round of
ra,m lift, and who had never been known
to bate the least ill-feeling toward each
other dnce the time when goou oiu rar
son lit riot bad united them in the holy
bonds of wedlock, twenty-five years be
fore. So Well was the fact of their con
jugal happiness known, that they were
spoken ot tar ana near, as iue unppieai,
pair known. Now, the Devil (excuse the
ahmnt. mention nf the natne. bad been
auiwav whv- - 1- ' .
trying for twenty years to create what is
so called " a tuss m iu ianmy, ueiwecu
those old companions. But much to his
mortification, he bad not been able to in
duce the old gentleman to gruniDie aDoui
tirAnkfnst belnir late once, or the old lady
to give a single curtain lecture. After
repeated ettorts ine uevu oecouie uis
had be not been a person
of great detcrmition be would doubtless
have given up ine worn ia uespair. v,,a
j., ha xralltprl alonsr. in a very surly
mood, after another attempt to get the
old lady to quarrel anout ine pigs gei
intn tlifl a.rd. be met an old woman,
- notirhhnr nf the aeed couple. As
Mr. Devil and the neighbor were very
particular friends, they must needs stop
on tne wy w vuai .
atei Sto, iitotow, IfeMt?, Snnumiw, svnrmutuw, m
OKOLONA, MISS., JULY 21, 1859.
" Good morning, sir," said she. " and
pray -what on earth makes you look so
badly this beautiful morning, isn't the
controversy between tho the churches
doing good service 1" ,
"Yes." ' -
"Isn't Deacon W7 making plenty of
bad whiskyl"
" Well, what is the matter, my highly
honored master?"
"Everything else is going on well
enough," replied the Devil, but," and
here he looked as sour a a monkey on a
crab aplo tree, "old Blueford and his
wife, over here, ate injuring the cause
terribly by their bad example, and after
trying for years to induce them to do
tatler, I must say I consider them hopeless."-
The old hag stood for a moment in
.deep thooght. " Are you suro then you
have tried everv way ?"
" Every one that I can think of."
"Are you certain V 4
Yos." ,
' Well " rpniiurl nho,. if VOU will nrom-
.. , j- ,
ise to make me a present of a new pair of
shoes, in case I succeed, I will make the
attempt myself, and see if 1 can't raise
a quarrel between them."
To this resonablo request the Devil
gladly consented. The old hag went hor
way to neighbor Blueford's house, and
found old Mrs. Blueford very busily en
gaged in getting things ready for her hus
band s comtort on ins return irom worn.
After the usual compliments had passed,
the following dialogue took place :
" Well, friend B., you and Mr. B. have
lived a long time together."
" Five and twenty years come next No
vember," replied Mrs. B.
" And in this time you never nad uie
east quarrel 1" ' .
"Not one."
T mn trnlv irlad to hear it." continued
the bag, ". I-consider iUuy duty Jo warn
you, that though this is the case, yet you
must not expect it to bo so always.
Have you not observed of late Mr. B. has
grown peevish and sullen at times."
" A very little so, observed .Mrs. D.ue-
T know it." continued the hair " and
let me warn you in time to bo on 'our
Mr. Tt. did think she had better do so,
and asked advice as to bow she ought to
manage the case.
" Have you not noticed," said the hag,
that your husband has a bunch of long,
coarse hair trrowing on a mole under his
chin, on the side of his throat V
Tliosfi are the cause of his troubles.
and as long as they remain you had bet-
. av i 1-1- 1 1
ter look out. Iow as a menu, i wouia
advise you to cut them off the first time
you get a chance, and thus end the trou
"Tfvousav do so., I .will," repeated
the credulous old lady. - ;
nftoe.. this tho has? started for
home, and made it convenient to meet
Mr. B. on the way. Much the same talk,
in relation to his domestic happiness,
passed between them as did between her
and the old woman. ' '
Tint, friend Blueford." said she. " I
think it. mv dutv. as a christian to warn
you to be on your guard, for I tell yon
that your wife intends your ruin."
ntl Mr It was verv much astonished :
yet ho could not wholly discredit her
a ill f . f
words. W hen tie reacnea nome ne inrew
himself upon a bed in great perplexity,
and, feigning sleep,etudied over the mat
ter in his mind, ilis wile, thinnmg tms
a good opportunity for cutting off the ob
noxious hair, took her husbands razor and
r,.nt. miftlv tn bis side. Now the old la
dy was very much frightened at holding
a razor so close to tier nusoanu s necK,
and her hand was not so steady as it once
was ; so between the two she went fo
work very awkwardly, and pulled the
hairs insead of cutting them off. Mr. B.
opened his eyes, and there stood his wife
with ft razor at his throat ! After what
bad been told him, and seeing this, hp
COUld noi OOUUl luaisuu mn-nueu 10 iuur
Aar tmn Ho snraniy from the bed in hor
ror ; and no explanation or entreaty could
convince him to tne contrary, to, irom
that time forth, there was no more peace
for that bouse. It was jaw, jaw, quarrel
and wrangling all tho time. '
With delight the Devil heard of the
success (if the faithful emissary and sent
her word that if he would meet him at
the end of the.lawn, at a certain time, he
would pay her the shoes. . 1
At the appointed .time she repaired
to the spot, and found the Devil at tho
place. He put the. shoes on the end of a
long pole,' and, standing on the opposite
side of the fence," handed them over to
her. She was very much pleased with
them ; they were exactly the article. -
"But there is one thing, Mr. Devil,
thH would like to hare explained
1 ':
that is. why you hand them to me on that
stick 1"
" Very easy to explain," replied he,
" any one who has the cunning and mean
ness to do as you have done, don't get
nearer than twenty feet of me." So say
ing he fled in terror.
After awhile the old woman died j and
when she applied for admittance to tho
lower regions the Devil would not let her
in, for fear she might dethrone him, as
sho was so much his superior. So the
woman is yet compelled to wander over
the world, creating quarrels and strife in
peaceful families and neigbborhs
Would you know her name 1
It is Madam Scandal. When she died,
her children the young Scandalizers,
were left orphans j but the Devil, In con
siderstion of past service done by the
mother, adopted them ; and so you see,
he is the father of that respectable class'
called scandal mongers.
Scan. Mag. 4
The present complications in the Euro
pean Courts, viewed relatively to the im
morality of some imperial and royal per
sonages, are curious enough, according to
the following from tho Philadelphia
Prest :
Louis Napoleon, Emperor of the
French, is said to have had only a puta
tive father, in Louis Bonaparte, King of
Holland for a short time, while bis real
father is reported to be a Dutch Admiral.
Ilis principal Minister, in whom ho pla
ces most implicit reliance, is Count Do
Morny, whose father Was that same
Dutchman, while his mother was no less
than Hortense Beauharnais, ex-Queen of
Holland. Thus, at any rate, Napoleon
III and Count Do Morny, have the same
mother. The Count, it may be recollec
ted, acknowledged himself father of one
of Rachel's children. '
Another pillar of the Napoleonic dy
nasty is Count Walawski, son of the first.
Napoleon, by a Polish lady of high rank
and much beauty one of the few per
sons who remained true to him when he
abdicated at Foutainebleau in 1814.
There has long existed a belief, in
Germany, that the present Emperor,
Francis Joseph, instead of being son of
tho Archduke F;ancis Charles, ly the
Princess Sophia, of Bavaria, bis wife,
claims a different paternity. Butler says,
The child whom many fathers Bharc,
Will never know a father's care. .
Francis-Joseph, however, has been
well cared for, and was elevated to the
Imperial throne of Germany,' while yet
in bis teens, on the abdication of the Em
peror Ferdinand, his uncle. Viennese
gossip has forked but into two channels
respecting his birth. Ono account de
clares him to be a son of Count Itter
burg, ex-Crown Prince of Sweden. This
gentleman's real name was Gustavus
Vasa, and his father was Gustavus IV,
who was deposed in 1812, and died in
Switzerland in 1837. This young Prince
travelled through' Scotland and Ireland
in 1820, and eventually entered the Aus
trian service where he obtained command
of a regiment at Vienna, and a Cbant
berlainship at the Imperial Court. The
other putative father of "His Imperial
Majesty, Francis Joseph, Emperor of
Austria," and so forth, is said to be nope
other than Napoleon 11, better known as
the Duke delteichstadt, ex-King of Rome,
who died July, 1832, aged 21. Francis
Josepb, it may, be recollected, was born
August, 1830. ; - , ;
If this last rumor be true, we have
two cousins fighting against each other
in Italy Napoleolr III and Francis Jo
seph I that is provided the Emperor of
. 1 1
tne Jfrencn oe a real xsapoieon anu nut a
Dutchman. ?
A TUrlllins Romance. ,
She stood beside the.altar, with a
wreath of orange buds upon her head
upon her back the richest kind of duds
her lover stood beside her with white
kids and dickey clean the last was twen
ty and tbo first was seventeen. .
The parson's job was over every one
had kissed the bride, and wished the
young folks happiness, and danced, and
laughed, and cried. The last kiss had
been given and the happy pair had sim
mered down, and 'sought the bridal bed.
" ' '"' ' CHAPTER 1l.
She stood beside the wash tub, with
her red bands In the suds, and at her slip
shod feet there laid a pile of dirty duds;
ber husband stood beside her the cross
est man alive tbo last was twenty-nine
years old, the first was twenty-five. :
The heavy wash was over and the
clothes hung out to dry and Tom had
stuck his finger in the dirty baby's eye.
Tout had been spanked and supper made
upon a crust of bread, and then the bride
and bridegroom went grumbling to bed.
' 1
? . (r Three things never agree two
cats over one mouse, two wires in one
house, two lovers after one girl- . 4
v Highland Mary.
'Brave, noble, hapless Bobbie Bums
To say that love was thy inspiration is
but to write a line in tho emotional his
tory of most poetid natures. But there
was a peculiar earnestness and simplicity
about the admiration which Burns be
stowed upon the fair creatures he occa
sionally met, which invests them with
unusual interest. Some have the dewy
freshness and simplicity of bis mountain
daisy his " Highland Mary," for exam
ple. She was a farm servant on a neigh
boring farm, a handsome, modest intelli
gent young girl, who reciprocated the
love of the poet. The two were sol
emnly pledged to each other. It was a
most virtuous love. Burns gave his Ma
ry a Bible in two volumes, as the best
love token he could bestow : on the fly
leaf of the Old Testament the poet wrote,
"And ye shall not swear by my name
falsely. . I am the Lord." (Levit.xtx. 12.)
In tho New Testament he wrote, " Thou
shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt per
form unto the Lord thino oaths." (Mat
y. 33.) This Bible, with the poet's hand
writing, is still in existence. On the sec
ond Sunday in May, 1781,, in a retired
spot on the banks of the Ayr, Burns and
Highland Mary met, as it proved, for
the last meeting.
' " Ah ! little thought I 'twas our last ! "
sang tho lover in bis matchless lyric, ." To
Mary in Heaven," written five years af
terward. Troubles gathered much around
the pbet during tho ensuing summer, and
it was resolved that he should emigrate
to tho West Indies. Ilis Mary set out
about four months after " their day of
parting love" on the banks of the Ayr,
for the purpose of seeing her lover be
fore he embarked. She reached Green
ock, and was there seized with a malig
nant fever, which in a few days termina
ted her life! The poet heard of her death
before he had any tidings of her illness,
and the shock was 'terrible. Years after
he wrote 1 .
"' And mouldering now m silent dust,
The iieart that lo'ed me dearly, .
Hut aye within my bosom's core
Shall live my Highland Mary."
It was observed oy those who knew
the bard well, that he was always melan
choly when the year brought round the
time of his parting with this the best be
loved heroine of his early years. Ilis
genius has conferred immortality on the
simple rustic maid ; from the palace to
the cottage, all know the name of High
land Mary. ' -:
A Mississippi Editor Taken Down.
An editor and a young School Miss
were engaged in a conversation the other
day, when the following passed between
them : . r . , , ;
Editor" Miss- when , are you go
ing to get married V
, Schoolmiss " Well, I don't know, the
first chance I get."
Ed. " Well, as that ia my intention,
suppose we marry 1"
S. M. " Well, I dont know whether
that would be a chance or not."
. The editor acknowledged himself " in
below the ford."
A Flea for tbe Beardless.
In the year 158C, the young Constable
of Castile was sent by his sovereign to
felicitate Pope Sextus V. on his exalta
tion , to the papal Jhrone.Tbe pontiff,
displeased that so young an ambassador
had been deputed to him, could not help
saying, " And well, sir, did your master
want men, by sending mo ail ambassador
without a beard V " If my sovereign
had thought," replied the proud young
Spaniard, " that merit consisted in a
beard, he would have sent you a luck
goat nmlnot a gentleman as I am." -
(y- " Defeat this bill,,' Baid an orator,
" and a standing army, like a bird of prey,
will swoop down and gnaw at the vitals
of the Republic. Pass it, and a million
of men, from the north, south, east and
west; from hill and dale ; from your crow
ded ' cities aud mountain fastnesses, at
the first bugle-blast of war, will rally to
your flag, and, like the heroic sons of the
Spartan mother, will return it blazoned
all over with victory, or be encir. led in
its folds as their winding-sheet." .;' .
(KT " Jennys' said a landlady to her
servant, " was there any fire In the kitch
en last night while you were sitting up 1"
' " Y'es, marm," said Jenny, " there was
a spark there when I went down, and I
soon fanned it into a flame." The land
lady looked suspicious at Jenny, but the
innocent girl went'on scrubbing and hum
ming " Kaly Darling." r,V,r
EST A prisoner in the dock , upon one
occasion, was observed to. be in tears.
"Why; do .you weep,'-; inquired the
Judge j': t-i , v-' ;
" Ah 1 my lord, it was not till I heard
my counsel's defense, that I knew how
.innorent I -was." r :; '. ;;,
mmt w., ..
- S."
VOL. VI1....NO 1.
Social Charity.
" Under bad manners, as under graver
faults, lies very commonly an overesti
mate of our special individuality, as dis
tinguished from our generic humanity. .
It is just here that the very highest socie
ty asserts its superior breeding. "Among
truly elegant people of the highest ton,
you will find more real equality in social
intercourse than in a country village. A
nuns drop their birth-names and become
Sister Margaret and Sister Mary, so higby
bred people-drop their personal distinc
tions and become brothers and sisters of
conversational charity. Nor are fashion
able people without their heroism. I
believe there are men that have shown
as much self-devotion in carrying a lonfl
wall flower down to tbe supper-table as
ever saint or martyr in the act that has
canonized his name. There are Florence
Nightingales of the ballroom, whom noth
ing can hold back from their errands of
mercy. They find out tbe red banded,
glovelesa undergraduate of bucolic ante;
cedents, as he squirms in his corner, and
distil their soft words Upon him like dew
upon the green herb. They reach even
the poor relation,- whose dreary appari
tion sadden the perfumed atmosphere of
the sumptuous drawing-room. : I have'
known ono of these at.gels ask, of her own
accord, that a desolate middle-aged man,
whom nobody seemed to know, should be
presented to her by the hostess. He
wore no shirt-collar, he had on black
gloves, and was flourishing a red ban
danna hankerchief ! Match me this,- ye",
proud children of poverty, who boast of
your paltry sacrifices for each other!
Virtue in humble life ! What is that to
tho glorious self-renunciation of a martyf
in pearls and diamonds 1 As I saw this
noble woman bending gracefully before
the social mendicant, the white billows
of her beauty heaving under tbe foam of"
the traitorous laces that half revealed
them, I should have wept with sympa
thetic emotion, but that tearsr except as
a private demonstration, are an ill dis
guised expression of self-consciousness
and vanity, which is inadmissible in good
societv." i .
Why a Ship is called "She."
Some Impudent editor a crusty bache
lor, no dtub,, gives the following rea-
sons : '
"A ship is called she because a man'
knows not the expense till he gets one '
because they are useless without employ-'
uient because thep look the best when
well rigged because they are upright
when in stays because thev brinir news-
from abroad, and carry out news front'
nome. . , . .
Tbe Utat Thin he Conld Do. ' ',
A teacher; one day, endeavoring, to ;
make a pupil understand tbe nature and,
application of a passive verb, said : "A
passive verb is expressive of the nature
of receiving an action as, Peter is beat
en. Now, what did Peter do V .... ? r
" Well, I don't know," answered the
boy, pausing a moment, with the gravest
countenance possible, " without be hoi4
1 VI V U i
Ifying Consolation. i
An old, unloved deacon, "In his last
hours, was visited by a neighbor, who
said " Well, deacon, I hope you feel'
resigned in going." , , . . U
" Y-e-e-s," said the deacon, . "I I'
think I am resigned." ; ' "
" Wellf ' said the other, " I thought it
might J)e consoling to you to know that
all the neighborhood aro resigned also.'V
CTF" An honest son of Erin, green front!
his peregrinations, put his head into a'
lawyer's office and asked the inmate t ,
, An what do you sell here 1" ,
" Blockheads," replied the limb of the'
law. ; ' ; , ' ; '4 ' ". . "' :"
Ocb, thin, to be sure," said Pat, "it1
must be a good trade,'' for I see there is
but one of them left?'
The editor, of the Brandon, (Miss.) '
Republican, notifies the public that here
after no 'gentleman need expect to re
ceive his paper " more than twenty five '
years without paying for it." He winds
np with the following philosophical an
nouncement i " Those who may wish '
to renew their notes can do so by wri
ting out new ones for the amount on buck-.
skin, as paper though not used, will mould '
and tbo ink on it fade." ;
OCT It is a very pleasant and proper
thing, nq doubt to have a pur post ; kuV
happy is the man who can indulge in the"
luxury, now and then, of having none at
all who qan give over at intervals tbe '
steeple-chase of the world, and have
heart holiday pass his band across his
brow and wipe out the wrinkles, so re
verse life's engine and be a boy againl"
ty Foot hog rr die.' 2 i ,

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