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t A C mriT-1 T I? TTTTAT' Im 1OTDtTO.te 11 k5 fli 1 -LiJU JH U 1 1 JL V 1 rili L I III UJ jU 1 j J 11, tf ASHVILE, TENJST. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1855. V OL. XXYII. UNION AND AMERICAN. OFFICE COEXBE CHURCH AUD CKKBRY STKEET3. iliK WEEKLY UN10" AND AMEhlCAfi is famished U subscribers at 3 00 per annum in ad Vance , Tbe Till WEEKLY is published ivery Tuesday, Thursday end Saturday, at to 00 per annum, in advance; If iu"'t pain m advance, fi ini. The DAILY is publish,! EiglitDoUara. tSTTHE MOMiY, IN ALL OASES, TO ACCPMPAISY sDBacaiPTio a m Remittances of subbonptioas ma be made by mail at our rue b'o paper wilt be sent out of thoSUle unless the order is accompanied wttn the casti. EST", We wish it distinctly understood that no paper will be discontinued until nil arrearages are paid, eioept at the option ef the publishers. YOUNG AMERICA. , , , . AGENTS wanted in every oouuty in this and adjoining Stats to ett tf.e above neirwid improved CORN ASt ROU JHU..Lt. To all Bach, a rare chance to make money will be offered. sclnsiye State and County privilege, wiil be disposed of on untisuallv fair terms, by pppHcaHoalr) tbe Proprietor. FAKMKKS ANU .STOCK RAISERS I olfcr you a Cm and Cub Mill unsurpassed in the Union, and whioii cannot be superceded by pastor future invtnfiona It is tbe very Mill which every Farmer and Stock Raiser should havo; it will crush from 8 to 10 bush els Corn and (Job per tear, with one how; is easily fitted up and managed, vteighs 610 lbs., and a all contact of the frnsdlnjr surfaces is prevented, will last any farther an or diaary mcOme I speak thus of its durability because the vme ptineiple liaa beett fairly tested in the old Bark Mill, Who is tubal wants " .. A MILL 0-V TRIAL for one month, arid it' it don't jrivu complete satisfaction, to retain itf It there be any man thus disposed, let him now speak. Satisfaction is warranted in every case, or the.mon ey wHl be-refunded. This Crusher can be attached to horse, water r steam power, which readers it the most convenient Mill south of Mason's and Dixon's line. All other Crushers now in the south require too much power, or will soon wear oat According to the laws op Nature Com etd Cob Mill sbicb admits cfa lateral or wabbling mo4ton, will, necessarily, soon wear out; all oilier Crushers are amenable to this grand obj iction, and the Proprietors dare not dispute it. In the construction of " Yoraa Ausu ica," I have gained power, and I defy contradiction; I have fattened friction, and I challenge one word to the contra ry; I havo prevented wabbling lateral motion, and all are compelled to acknowledge it; therefore, I assert that it is far superior o any other Mill. I am cow selling this Ten nessee invention nt lhetraall sum ot - FIFTY DOLLAB3. And any one wanting a "good thing," is earnestly re queued to examine i lie true merits and principles of this -Mill, Hrl dr fiom tbe Proprietor or Agents. A liberal dUeount made to dealers. - - . J-.PDRCMGOOLE. rlheHwville, Teuo, Oct. '55 . So Proprietor. AGENTS. Ellis, Moore iCa, 84 Market street, Xashrille, Manu faetiir&m aid General Agents. . - Beaumont, Fall a. Co., Clarksville, Agents for Montgom ery enuatyi . Ab Vthies, Pulftfki, Agentfor Giles county. M'th. B Hunt, Salem, Ajrent for Franklin county, Tenn, and Jjekson cou ' ty, Ala. JiB.bli. Yaace, Utdiin Sprit gs, Agent for Sumner o8n(y 3. V. Ilatcbr, Columbia, Agent far Maury county. W. XI. Ueil, 1. Jl . Horns, Aeuf Tor Smith county. J. B. Aikta, Charleston. Agent forliradley countr. Yf. Ii. liunley A ilros, Loudon, Agents for East Tenues see. octlt lyd&iri w Gitilk.VS MiL.O WHEAT. aIIlS Whtit is of the very whitest and purest kind. It . has been exhibited four times at tbe Georgia Fairs and a premium awarded in every instance. It is only to be seen to be admired, weighing -aim -eight pounds per buibel. It is of i be viry largest kuid. now 'n Novem ber and cut in May. Farmers desinpg to have the best and tbe earliest kind of wbife nbet would act wisely to purchi at let a small portion to get in the seed. I will deliver this wheat at the XaGrungo depo, Georgia, in good strong sacks, at five dollars per bu-bel, from one bupiiel teeny qssiciity dt sired, the sacks marked accord ing ! directions It is expected in all cases the money to accompaay order. The fallowing gentl em'ii have kind ly ounsetMeU to act an agents in this place, and will order the wheat for any one wuhinir it: E. S Hawkins, Johnson A Uerne, U. I). Dicker, E. S. Cheatham, A Co., T. C Berge A Co. J. A. McAllister 4 Co., W. II. Gordon A Co., iScnmour k Fanning, Johnson. Weaver & Co., Church Anderson, Ii. t Piench, Morris & Stratton, Davis A Swann, lo8rea t Terras. Agents on the Nashville and Chattanooga Kailroad and other 1 1 acti at towan depot, J. A. England; at Wartrace. R P. Gannaway; at lMlburkle. W. J. Pt as ck; at Foster viile, Tboioastil wards; at Christiana, W. A. Kecd, atMur freetboro, llugins, Lrijjcr tud .Veuifee; at Srayma. J. II. Slmcioti-; ul laiverne, J. A. Walden; Malone & Lane, Sumner County, C. K. A T F Gibson, Athena. Tenn. Any one, however can order fur themselves if pieferable. i-fempies of the Wlitat and Flour will be left with the above named Agents. P. H, GKKENE, LaGracge, wpt?1! dlrw.wtld. Tronn Conntv. GiirTia VA l.li.VuLb r.tltJi run &Ai.u, rrIIE suuaorib r intending to remove, offers for sale, (pri L Tstely) his tract of land, lyin? in the county of Montgomery, immediately on the telegraph road from Naslivilie to durksvilie, Sit miles Irom the termer, and 12 milg Irom the latter, and 2j miles poath of Port Koyal Mills, containing VS) acres, about i'67 ucies open land, in ngood suite of cultivation; the balanco well timbeied. Tbe improvements consist of a comfortable dwelling, good negro cabins wiiQ strata chimneys, two large tobacco burns, goud eUifclw, corn anb, and other necesarf out-houees, apjileani peach orchards, do. A sever failing spring, end an abuodanee of stock water. The land lies as well as any timbered upland In the county of the same sue, and well adapted to the growth of com, wheat, oats and tobacco. Terms liberal. JOflNB.DORTCn. F. S. For information concerning the land, I would refer to Xeeeni, Cave Johnson and Wm. H. Dortch of Nash ville; Itebt McOluiu. ot Clarksvitle; Koaoo Dickerson and David M. Christian, of Todd county, Ky. I would also state1 that there is a tract of 10j acres adjeining, which can be bount with the above land if desired or divided eo ns to spit purciywers. je29 J. II. I). STMNEIl TAXDS FOIl SALE. TNTENOlX i to move to tbe Cumbeiland Mountains, I X oflor f.r sjle my residence in Sumner cunty. The traot oontains over three hundred acre..; is boiindod on one skle ty tbo .N'akhville and Louisville Turnpike, and is in eight of tbe Louisville and Narhrille Kailroad, which is n 'W beinjt put under aoutraet Is situated 17 miles from Nashville and 8 from Gallttin. Tbe lands is all enclosed, tsooavauieatlv divided into fields and lots, with plenty i.I water all the ;evr in nearly every one ot them. The fences are ceerly ftll new, ere maue ot Lock, Cedar and Plank. Ike portion of the lauds between the hinse snd Cumber land river, is of Hr.e quality. The dwelbn, kitooen, smoke-house, and spring-house te all of bin, and orerery well built, and conveniently arranged Ihe wrvenfs bou-ies, wash ktuse, Ac, are frame bni)di'g, suw and in good ordsr; also, Etakles, bam end c3w-!khis. Theapnngis arerr Urge one, sear the house, and was E6Vtr known ru im). Tlwrets tiUo one o the best bailt Orer.hot Water Mills in toe State, which is now running, snd was built some 18 moalhs since. Apply on the prem ises. J0I1N ABMF1KLU. eetlS lmdAtr BAGS-SsJO Hi PitEMitJild. HAVIKG tar(je:y in cussed mj supply of Hags by tbe pMai:uoiaffeied the pst year eadiug Juno 30. I cm tBdaeed to oftsr a turgor amount or premiums for the present yecr. And will pay the above premium in sains off 10. f , "0, f 60 10, f 80, t'M and $10, to any wi n-.etcl,aui. or "PedUrs" who mil deliver me, from this dae Hi the lt Julr, 1356, the largest amount ol KAGS The man- to be bought outside ot and by men do ing bit ioei-H wteitle of Nasnvilla orricinity. 1 n iil at all uu.es ;iiy tle liigliest market prices ia c&sb f.ir KaJ6 on deli' erv.'und usuu a certificate to the owner of tbu Mauunt reeeived and paid for These certificates must be kpt end mhii in ou or tetbre the 1st day of Jul) BOX', bo that ihree disinterested merchants of Nasbvillc - cn make the aaarde Tbe ;arcett nnioum being entitled to the 10 ', tbe nail Urgent to t0, aud toon down. Jrierohante eudiug ms rss v, ill please write that I may know in boee name to issue tbe certificate. Combinations will nit lie ai'oned. Vetden, I.iMy, Rilk and Worsted rags are not wanted, tBil will im4 bo included in the above. I earnktiy solicit gtreter attention to saving and buying Rft3 tfarouiihoot Mniaie Tenn. . Jmji.-Jydinw.iw W. S. WU1TEMAN. North of tbe Square. J VST IttiUliU EU AM EOlt SALE, 4 LAr.Gt icn ut superior French tisppee Snutl" at re jfj. ditced peieee. A1.0 A lot ot gujierior llavanna Cigars. To the lutoia r-r geniuoe Meeochaum Pipe I beg to inform them .hat I will opeu a beautiful lot iu a day or tiro. Cail nl exan.na them at tbo Sign of the Littlo In dian, ooraui t.'uirri and Cedar sts. anglH J. MOORIX GLM'S iuier r'au-M T.ip Congress Gsiteii; " tJtfrtb (VMigroMi Gaiters plain A with tips; " P S tkia '1Vi: Latiou'd Gaiters; " " IlHngarianUie'sShoes; - " Pateui Leather Ties. Wttb rariott otoer style, very superior a"d offhemct firiiionahe make, jas! received by JOn.X UAMAGE, sag2S 4.2 Unllcgn St. . KlIJCATIO.At,. A QCTLEJlA:i aad hia tvifa, prac Ucal teachers orten XX. voars exp-rn-.ice ;u the South, desire too, .en a Day and Uoardiag Scl.il for Ymtag Ladies, in orth Ala bsiroa, or Grgu. To any person iBtreoted in the establiiJimcnt of a good fehool of oul or'er . c noddaar, that by nildres.iiig "IKiCllLK,'1 .t4iviile, Feaii., a conutixmilenc will be opesed in whieb the tax.t satinfaetoiy te'timouials will b; furnlshtd ae to exi-erienoe, abiiity and tucem. Also, reference to pmuiiueut and KUcccastuI educaiors in ibis oily. loctU wlro. ff UonUvitle Dftn-vat, and Macon Ttifjtujth, copy Oft loen'ti ' " ' Mnd bi'l to "na clfiei. Ji. i- l tkft. ie iVA fiu f-Uiktr, A'Air yoke, MauiHaetni-eraBd lro.rie:or of OlTKKEIi'S YEAST or UAK1NG POWDER, laiporter and Uenlarin OKEAM TAJlTAIi, Sp Curb. rVida, Sal Soda, Castile ijosp, Klact Led, BrHist Lustre, Ref'd Pearlasb SderalBiv'QtK'tfas Kxlrarts, Matcbes-Wax & Wodo. LAXi) W.VtiIVAITS. S.HF"JT A JOMiS, Goaeval Agent3, 22 Cherry Et, 'X TILL Cive tbe Mjibeel waiitet price :or any quantity YV of.BidUMy Laid Warrants. . septll tf. MISCELLANEOUS. TAlh PAPER. Ta.M. GORBEY, IMPORTER AND DEALSB 177 WALL PAPSB A5D PAPEB HAai5.0S NO. 26 COLLEGE STKEET. Next Door to Sewaneo Iloose, KashvlHe. KErJPa constantly on hand the latest and most fash, ionable patterns for Parlors, Halls, Dining Booms, &c A large assortment of cheap Inglazed Paper, rira Scieens, Window Paper. Teasters, Ac Paper Hanging donein.the best manner. - iuneEO L. Mj UORBEY. FUIIN1SHING GOODS. . 1VOODEK AND TTILtOW WAR-. BRASS KOUN1) iiUCKETS all sizes ; Iron do do do; Oak Buckets : Oak Well Buckets; . - , Painted Toy Buckefcj ; Brass Bonnd Water Cani ; t..y. rtnnnH TVotiir i?nnt. HoAur Milk Pinrlns i ' Cedar Pails; do Tubs sises; do Kcelera Brass and Iron Bonnd; do Churns ell sizes; Chopping Trays: Wooden Bowls; Patent spring Clotbes Pins; Common do; Market Baskets, with or without covers ; Large Square and Bound Clothes Baskets Willow Wagons; German Work Baskets; Deep Clothes Baskets, with Wood Bottoms, : Jus t received and for seJe by . iaijl2 " SNOW, MACKENZIE A CO TTTE have just received an nddidenal supply of the Ieo VV Crean Freezew, for making Ico Cream la BES MINUTES. Common Freezers and Tubs; . Ice Water Pitchers; lea Picks and Malletf; Preserving Kettles; Hammered and Cist Brass; French Porcelain Kettles and Saucs Pons; do Tinned Iron Sauce Pans; Fruit Cans of all sizes, for potting up fruits and vegetables. janeS SNOW MACKENZIE 4 CO. I'ATliMT SAD IKOS. ONE of the most valuable of inventions, with which tbe ironing for a family can be done with fire cents Worth of charcoal. Tailors' and Box Irons; Ironing Stoves and Furnaces; Preserving Furnaces, Ac, Ac; Iron Spoons, of all sizes. june3 SNOW, MACKENZIE A-CO. 1JELL AND UK ASS FOUNDEUY, On l-ront. near iiroaa St THE subscriber respecttullv returns his thanks to tbe public for past favors, and fi uciii, a cuaunuaucc ui puiauuago ia iu 'iibovo line. al.o ' ivtonn. , x' i uiirrm mnv lnvnuiiTlTDlvn, Together with every description of Metal; Turnings, lie talia Packings, Balbit Metal and Castings. Soda Founts, Generators, Ale Pumps, and Pumps' ol every description manufactured to order, or repaired at short notice. Cash will be paid at all times for old Copper and Brass Jan25-tf B. COLE. KEW CAUXUAGE MANUFACTORY. J. F. PARR, aVo 55 College strett, corner Broad. TT7HERE all kinds ol light and heavy Car- rdTfcS, VV riage repairing will lie promptly attend. ed to, and as for prioo I will endeavor to satisfy all who try me. I have also some Buggies of my own manufacture, that 1 warrant as good a3 any in the market. I will sell on reasonable terms call and see me. july8 Km B SAIjE Of Til EG HO WOMAN AND CHILD. BY virtue of a decree of the County Court, of David son County, rendered at the October Term, 1836, I will offer for sale at tbe Court House, in Nashville, on SATURDAY, October 7th, 1655, a negro woman, named Harriett, aged 6 yeara, and an infant child aged about Vyears, upon a credit until January 1st, 1856, except the sum ot (50 to be paid cash. Said negro woman and child belung to tbe estate of Sam '1 A. Graves, dee'd. octli-tdT F. R CHEATHAM, C. A M. A VALUABLE TRACT OF LAHD FOB BALE. THE undersigned oilers bis valuable Farm, situated in Coffee Couuty, three miles from Pelham, and. six miles from Uillsboro', ou the road from Nashville to Chat tanooga, and about three hundred yards from the Pleasant Plains Male and Female Institute, and contains about four buLdred and twenty-five acres. Said farm has been long esteemed one of the very best in tbe county, and located in a healthy nectiou, entirely exempt from the visitation ol all malignant disearas. There are about two hundred and twenty, five acres of cleared land, all under a good fence, and in a high state of cultivation. There two comfort able dwelling booses, a commodious I'f -, stables, with comlortable 'negro bouses. In short, ic is well improved. Said farm has a most fertile and productive soil, admira bly adapted to the cultivation of grass, clover and small grain, Ac , and can be made one ot the best stock farms in Middle Tennessee having a sufficiency of water at every necessary point. Possession can be had at coy time. Persons desirous ef purcliasing, are respecilnlly invited to examine the premised, and learn of the subscriber the particulars as to the termt. Ac.. ffebSwtf) P H PKIPK EJLECT1C1U .11 ILL. Portabl ePlantatioa, Corn, Feed k Flouring Hills, Manu factured from the best quality of French Burr. IJURR MILL STONES, of all J sizis, on band and made to order. Smut Mills, Mill Irons, Mill Gearing, Belting, Hoisting and Regulating Screws, Screen Wire, lar.isel Irons. Plaster of Pans, Dutch Aiiki;r Erund Holting Cloths, of all num bers. Ail articles sold by me warrant, ed to be ot the best quality,orthe money remnaed. Millers, Millwrights, Farmers, and others, are respect fully invited to examine my stock before purchasing else where. All orders and communications promptly attended to. JOHN W. BRADFORD, nich7-otwAwIy Cor. Bread and High sts, Nashville " ToTt.YJIjKOAD CONTRACTORS. SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at tbe Office of the Edgefield and Kentucky Railroad Company in Nashville, leun , until Saturday, December Itth, 1355, fur the construction of this Road from Nashville to the Kentucky line, wbere it meets the Henderson and Nash ville itiihoad to Henderson on the Ohio River. The E. AK It !t is about forty-eight miles long, through a coun try well adapted for railroad construction, and the wotk will be divided into sections of about one mile in each, which may be hid for Sep irately or the whole road includ ed in one proposition. Proposals may also be made to build the thirty miles only nczt to Nashville, either by the Kiiu.'lei'ej'.K.u or in one contract. tlitro areon the Road onoTiinnelbalfa mile long.heavy neck Mirk at rario'is points, nr-d tvo latge bridges. Maps, pr file nnd plans will lie ready for examination by De cember hi, and any iiuornulion may be-obtained by ad dressing the under-tsned. HA ML WATSON, President A ANDERSON, Chief Eng. octiS 8tawtii:dpel,-..65 COMBS, FANS, A5D FANCY GOODS. WILLIAM TASKER, PARK PLACE, NErt' VORK r "ites the attention ot Cd! ltrHcelets. Hooka and Eyes, Watch Guards, Wax, Coral, and Glass fleiii! Necklaces. Ac. India Rubber Combs. Canes. Balls and Thvk of every description. Scissor, Razors and Cut lery, Gold and Gi"lt Jewelry, Accordeons and Violins, in cluding u getmral and very large stock ot English, French and German Fancy Goods, which will bo sold at the rerr lowest prires tor Cash or Appiiovid Paper. 153 Orders by letter selected and put up in the ocst manner. WILLIAM TASKER, mv4-1vd. 10. Pars: Placs, New Yqbx. ii i itiiUt.iv i-.o. ou bbls Ciubed and Pwdr'd Sugar; i0 hhds White Cbrystalized Sugar; t'O Ixues double rehned Iaaf Sugar; 3 fcbli ISultimore refined Sugar. saptL'-I SEVMOUR. FANNING A CO. OLD AND SILVER botight and sold at best rates, 0 i f h t i 1 ii r-- rh 3 2-H P S a dtlS9 rf? g g o g s sa-o-ra G i Ph g 3 s r -H ifl iU of Soulhorn and Westeni Merchants, to his newstocK Pa'.s, Combs, Huir.loothnnd .Nail urusnes. Ladies Keti- ej, I'trlumery, soap?. 1 one mouaies, jet ana nma . Pocket Hooks. Dre liultons, I'ics and Needles. janii JUU.1 U. JAMfcS S UU. MERCHANDIZE UNIVEIISAIj ATTENTION I I UNRI VA LLED A 1 TR ACTIO Nil I THOMPSON & CO., NO. 31 PUBLIC SQUARE. A EE now ready to display tbe .largest, cheapest, end most tasteful Stock ot GOODS, that they baveerer pur ctiasedi tor tna xau. laani RICH DRESS SILKS. Splendid Flounced .Silkaf " , Chenia SlUs (extra .rich;) . . Rich. Plain and Strioed Moire Antiaues: Aloire Antiques is all iolort for e'vsmng dreaoa;" e Rlrh RnATLl Dr(s!ieL nil k-irid? - -'-. Plain Hilka mill shades for Flounced- Robes; Rich Bept Silks, light colors for evening; - , dark shades; Bayadere 'Silks, all colors, (new and beautiful); SuDerb Black Silks of everr kind. All kinds of, Dreas.Silks from 75 els a yard to $100 a pattern Wide Velvets lor Cloaks and Dresses. BEAUTIFUL DRESS GOODS, O nbre shaded M, de Laines very beautiful; Palm and, Striped styles; Palm and Polka Merinos; Plaid Merinces; -Fine French Plaids; Plain Merino, all shades. MOURNING GOODS. Extra wide and heavy i3ombns manufactured es pecially for Winteirwear; ' Superfine BlackAIerinoes,' ' Black Merinoes, all qualities; Black M. BeLaines, all qualities; ' ' , Alpacas and Lustres, all kinds;' Black and White Plaids; Black French Chintz; Mourning S.Iks, without lustre; Half Mourning Silks, striped said plaid; Lupin's Best Bombazines; Mourning Handkerchiefs; Black Cape Sets; White Crape Collars; Plain Muslin Sets; Linen Sets, Ac. Ac LACES AND EMBROIDERIES We never had so 'many now things in the way cf LACES and EMBROIDERIES. Rachel Medallion Capes; Lace Collars and Sleeves; Medallion Stomachers; Honiton collars and sleeves; Iucredible bargains in fine French Handcrcbiefs. A large lot of fine Honiton Collars at one-fifth the origi nal price (past Styles.) The largest and cheapest stock of Vol. Laces we ever pened. Rich' Point Lace Bridal veils. Rtob Point Laces half price; and many bargains in' goods of this character too tedious to enumerate, CLOAKS, SHAWLS AND SCARFS. Rich Velvet Cloaks and Mantles, Rich Moire Antique do; Black and col'd Cloth in all shapes; , Ladies' Travelling Saques very desirable; Splendid Vienna and Paris Long Shawls from $20 to $100 each. Beautiful Glasgow and French Plaid Long Shawls; Black Merino Long Shawls; Black Silk Shawls, very heavy, for aged ladies; All kinds of Square Shawls; Beautiful Palm and Printed Scarfs and Ties of all kinds; Our Shawl Room is filled with all the new and elegant things in the way of Cloak. M.intles and Shawls. RIUBANDS, GLOVES AND TRIMMINGS Our Ribband Table is covered with a most beautiful dis play of gems. Belt Ribbands of all kinds very fashionable; Pearl Siidesand Buckles for Belts; Black Leather Belts, all widths; Rich Moite Antique. Plush, and every kind of aerr DRESS. TRIMMINGS. Alexander Best KID GLOVES, a new supply received every month. OUR .STAPLE GOODS ARE UNRIVALLLO, Mens' Wear, BoysWear, Irish Linens, Fineand Medium Long Olctbs, sot; finished fur the needle. Linen bhsetings, Hamilton Sheeting, Best stock of Flannels ever opened in Nashville, English Prints, French Chintz, Bess American Prints, English and Domestic Canton Flannel. All kinds ot White Goods, Linsey and Cotton Flaidd for servants and Bed Blankets of every kind. By Special elquut .ot many of our Lady Customers, we have added to our general stock a nice assortment of Ready .made Suits for Small Boys Cloth Suit3in all col ors for Small Boys, made in the best style and of Superiur materl&L CARPETS 1 CARPETS 11 CARPETS 111 lilKi: TOUB H0KI3 COMPOSTABM. We hare now the largest stock cf Carpets everexhiblto I in Nashville, all of them purchased of first hands,aai many of them made to order and styles- confined. We will regularly receive all of the newest designs i they are manufactured. Imperial Velvet Carpets; Crosby A Son's Celabrated Brussels; " " , Brussels Tapestry; . . Best English Three Fir, " American do; " ' Two Ply; Brussels Hall and Stair Carpets, Vinetias Hall and Star Carpets; Cheap Ingrain, Shaker and Linen Carpets; All kinds of Drugtrets and Crumb Cloths; Mosaic; Chenelle, Velvet, Brtlssals and Tufted Rugs and Mats, Beautiful col'd Sheep Skins, Ae., Ae. Our Second and Third Story will be exclusively used fcr Carpets, CURTAIN MATERIALS. Rich Satin de Lanes, all colors. German Damasks. Lace Curtains. Muslin Curtains. Cotton Damasks. Cornices, Bands, and all kinds of Curtain Trimmings and Fixtures. LINEN GOODS. Rick Table Cloths, Fruit Cloths, Table Damasks, Damask Towels, Huok Towels, beuutiful Napkins, Great Bargains in Napxins; Piano Covers, e!o etc OCTOBER 1st., we will open our stock of Magnificent and costly FURS. We would say, n conclusion, that we hare never made such an effort to please the public, and we tbink us art ahtad c all compditUm. THOMPSON A CO. sept. 80, '55. No. 21 Pub. Square. FALL. AND WINTER TRADE FOR 1653. R. C. McNAIIlY fa CO., No. 55 College Street, ARE now prepared to exhibit one of the most com plete, as well as the largest stock of Dry Goods ever offered by retail in this country. All we desire is for our friends and buyers generally to call on us for what tbey want, and we will surely supply them. . The two'partners having spent three months in New York, have accomplished much in getting up their stock from first hanas, which will enable them to at prices far W.Ow previous rates. DRES3 GOODS. In Silks everything new and beautiful; Brocade and Plaid Flounces; Plain Plaid and Brocades, 1000 rich high colored Delaines;' Plain . plaid and rich fig. Merinos. LACES AND EMBROIDERIES. 200 sets of fine VaL end Honiton Laces; 100 " Collars and Sleeves In Lace; 100 ' Flench Work Jaconets ; 50 " " " Cardinals lawns. DOMhSTIO AND STAPLE GOODS. Alt the leading styles of goods, such as New York Mills and other Domestics ; Cotton and Linen Sheetings; Damask and Plain Towelling and Towels; Jaconet. Mnslins and Canibrtcks; Globe, Merriicack, Dunnel, Excelsior Prints; Furniture chintzes, ic, Ac GENTLEMEN'S WEAR. New French and English Cloths, plsin and FsncyCaB!i. meres and Vestings.in endless variety, wbichwewill have made to order in the most fashionable style. Also, an extensive assortment of Kid end other Gloves, Hoaiery , Slocks, Cravats, Collars , Handkerchiefs, Ac CARPETING S. We have now tbe largest and most varied stock ever offered the Nashville public which will ba ad led to month ly by all the new styles and patterns as they are brought out. fsep!4. FASHIONABLE DANCING ACADEMY. PROFESSOR J. VEGAS. LATE from Paris and New Orleans, respectfully informs the citizens of Nashville that he will remain for a limited period fcr the purpose ofgiv- 1B LESSONS IN DANCING. Prof. J. Vegas proposes teaching all the most fashiona ble Dances of the day, including the Polka, Quadrille, Schottische, Five Step Waltz, Santereile, New Polka Mazourka, Redowa Waltz. Also, the following new Dances, introduced into New Orleans by Prof. Vegas, viz: the Sicilienne, Emeralds, and Varsovia. Days for children Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from '3 till dark. Gentleman's classes ditto, from 7 to 10 o'clock, P. M. Private Lessons for Ladies and Gentlemen, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 9 a. m., to 8 p. m. Prof. Vegas will open his School at the Odd Fellow's Hall, snd will also give lessons at Seminaries and in pri vate families, rturcnENCES. Miss S. S. null, Young's Ladies' Institution, Wm. Parante, Fcma'e Academy. Wm. Dorieux, Female Institution. Dr. and Mrs. Macaulay, Female Collegiate Institute. Misses Allison, Female Inrtitute, Mad. Mace, St, Charles Institute. Mr. and Mrs. Di mitres, Orleans Academy. JSj- -ProL Yegas can be found at the Planters House. Orders left there or at the Music Stores of Messrs. McCiure A Martin and J. B. West will be attended to. octll tf Attachment Notice. Horace U. Uamner, 1 . Attachment. A. C. Winn. J NOTICE is hereby given to said A. 0. Winn, that an A tachment bos been sued out at the instance of II. U. Hamnsr, and levied upon bis property on the 2oth March last, which attachment has been returned before Josiah Fer rlss, Esq., a Justice of tbe Peace for Davidson county, and further proceedings therein stayed, according to law until the 10th day of November next; at which time the said A. C. Winn is notified to attend at the oiHce of said Justice, in the Court House in the city of Nashville, and defend the same, it he think proper. H. H. UAMNER. my6-6m. "VTOW LANDING. 440 lajs prune B .itimure voi A. . fee; 100 dreen assorted Pickles; 8 half pipes Pure Old Cognac Brandy. spt25 SEVMOUS, FANNING A CO. DRUGS. FRESH SUPPLIES! 4 1 f PaCKAJES IVtsh and Genuine MEDICINE-, IU CHEMICALS, PAINTS, Ac,, Ac Received and to be sold at tbe lowest prices by T, WELLS, At the MAN AND MORTAR, on Market, opposite Union street, Nashville, june24: Q URGICAL, DENTAL, SURVEYING, Mmwirsur aud Kj jrocttt instruments, assoneeu just received by ' iuneW T. WELLS. T ERFl'MERY. 60 dot. Colognes and ether n JL louta na'-eri.aevorvx BOHEMIAN GUILT TOILETTE BOTTLES, assorted. tuaiitaiua A line assortment. HAIR T0WIC3, Milr Djei, Gloss Powder, puffs and boxes assorted. CURLING FLUIDS, Pomatums,-OILS, PKliocomtt, Marrows etc. TOILVTTE and ShaviDg Soaps, 100 dcx. ODONTINE TOOTH PASTE and STRAWBERRY TOOTH WASH. Flavoring KeiratU, a full astortmthi. Received and offered cbeapby SWELLS'. riiU LIT J ROIL. Rratmw'S. Qnrsnrc Morphia.. W Uyd. Potass., Iodixs, NITRATE SILVER, Select. powders of ipecac, upturn, irciocynin. nanbarb, Scambny, Mayapple, Golden Seal. All offered low by x'- june24 T. WELLS. SARSAFARILLA EXTRACTS. 43 Dozen BULL'S, Guixtfs, Towksssd's, Gu-fcnitr't, Suakxb fresh Said Extracts of Sarsa'paiiDs. BRANDIES, WINES, &C.47 Bbls anikalf vires tooniae XHard. JJvvrev. Signette. and Cham. vagtitair'andie. Madeira, Port. Sherry. Muscate WINES. AROMATIC SCHIEDAM SCHNAPPS A popular remedy fo diseases of Ihe kidneys. IJUKXISK laindon in pint and quart DOltles. Received bv T. WELLS. ELECTRIC Machines, Mtiieim Ousts, Medical Saddle Bags, Qutrui Bags, Trusses, Shoulder Braces, liUro Abdominal Supparitrs. Hydraulic Ceiueat and Plaster of Paris of sn penorquallty. YARNISIIES Fn-nltnrcCoaob, Demar,a7rw and Black Javan. Iron. Leather. Instrument and Picture Varnishes. G1 OLD LEAF, Gold Ml, Silver leaf, lied, FSsV-o F and White Bronzes. rTJ RUSHES 78 dozen Hair, Tooth, Nail, Hat, Cloth, jU mini, juusung, sweeping, scrubbing, roona, ateneii, Horse, Comb, Shoe, Stopping and Varnish Brushes. LiuL.uiL.r. tresii supplies. Keceivea by june24 T. WELLS. ARTIST'S COLORS. 03 dozen fresh assorted Colors in inflexible tubes, well acsorted. PICES; 1500 LUS. Pepper, 876 lbs Pimento; O Cloves, Cinnamon. Mace, tiinifer: Ground Snices: Vormicella; Srjarklin.- Gelletine: Bitter Almonds: Pre served Ginger. IjUl'ES, Marbles, Uun Hints, Percussion Caps, unn . Wadding. CHOUGH Candy 65 dozen Howe's Cough Candy, undjfew Ensfland Couch Swud. MUSTARDS Frunkfrrt, Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati. Received and for sale bv T. Y ELLS. IMNK PEN AND POCKET KNIVES. Ass'd. X1 PORT MONAIES, every shaie. PISTOLS, SWORD AND WALKING CANES. Wall assorted. 2EGARS AND TOBACCOS 83,000 Casadons, J Sapoleon. Barries, Leondorj, Jenny Litid Stgarsf 25 boxes Afav Ouun and Fine Cut Cbewimr and Dutcher Smoking Tobaccos. For sale low by T.WELLS. B LAC AINU 40 gross fresh Paste Blacking.. STARCH, 2 boxes. Stab Candles, 45 boxes, j ALCOHOL, Vinegars Waistvs. GISS, Hums, 35. bbls. LINSEED OIL and SPTS. TURPENTINE. PURE WHITE LEAD in 25, 50 and 100 lb kegs. .ZLNK WHITE PAlNT,n French, i 25 and 50 Xblvjs. Received and for sale at a small advance by june2i T. WELLS. NEW DRUG STORE. L. OCMOV1LLC. B. C BELL. fDEMOVILLE V BELL, ,9 Wholesale and Retail Druggists, No. 2 Cherw St., 2 doors from corner Union, 341 NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. r Physicians' Prescriotions carefullv coamounded. at nil hours of tbe day and night ST Philip Schitfflin, Humes A Co.'s Extra Powders al-wa.-s on hand. HAIR I YES. Just received, Batcbelor'a, Phafun's and Italian Hair Dyes. For sale low by mliSl DEMOVILLE A BELL. r poll, ET BOTTLES. China and Glis Toilet Hot jl ues ana inina ftower vases, iu.i received and lor ale by mum DEMOVILLE A BELL. heat IVheut. OHO fMWl HtfUiiLS wanted immediately for awU UkVJUU wbich thir hiffhest market mice will be given d- livered at onr Warehouse or at the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad Depot. Persona wishing bags fur nishedcantiud them at our Warehouse, corner ot Msrkef nd Cliik streets b iulv2-i II S FRENCH A SON. NEGJIOES WANTED, I WISH to buy 15 or IS good smooth young Nfgroes fiom 16 to 22 years of age Also, a Brick Masun and two Cs penters or a gentleman in tbe country. sept roo. u Kista w. t'U mt.lt. BACON. WE want to purchase 50,000 Ibi GOOD BA CON, for wbich we will nav the highest market price in Cash. S. H. LOOMIS A CO , lebZ4 No, 42 fnblic Square. c" n. ;. SCOVEL, tf M DRUGGIST APOTHECARY, North side ot the Public hquare, three doors X West of tbe Nashvillo Inn. WHOLESALEand Retail dealer in S3 h ngs, Medicines Paint. Oils. Varnishes. Window Glass. DraseLsts Glass Ware, Stone Ware, Paint, Scrub, Blocking, Floor, Artists, Marking, Dusting, f having, Jewell's, Teeth, Grain ing. Stencil and Hearth Brushes. i eriutnerv, Dears wn. romaae, ui aiarrow, rocsei Hdkle Extracts, Gtlvanic Curat!' es, Ac Ac. 601) GALLS. Licseed Uil, just received and selling at low casn prices D7 Ji. u. bL.u v t-L- GALLS Paint Oil, tested and found good, at only tJJJ one-half the nrioe of Linseed Oil. Paintars have now un offer of the only lot In the city; think of the econ omr iu a large job. For sale by H.0. 8C0VEL. 400 GALLS. Spts. Turpentine, received ami selling at tbelowestcasbpricesby ii. u sun v Hii. 250 LBS. Star Candles, received by H.G SCOVEL. GO DOZ Perry Davis Patu Killer, iustrtceivcd and for sale at tbe lowest prices by H. Q. SCOYFIa 40 REAMS Ssnd Paper, 24 of which is considered the best make in the United States, for sale by H. G. SCOVEL. 2000 BAM BO and Arkansas Fishing Poles, Fishei men can pick forthemseltej, for sale by H.Q SCOVEL. r-A LUS. Potash Just reofaived. Soap makers" can be OOvJ supplied by JUlj8 ' tt. It. SUI.'VKh PATENT MEDICINES. A large and very mie ral assortment of the most Douular PalentMedicines, many of wbich are compounded in a scientific manner and membe. s of the Medical Faculty, possessing as much cura tive power, and as efficacious in the eradication of eisease, as any compound ordinarily prescribed In proof of which we cite the astonishing and increasing demand, by all classes of the people, the rich and the poor, the high and the low, the bond and tbe lies, the learned and the unlearn ed, for the justly celebrated tnd popular Family Medicines, 8mong wbich are Doctor Jayne's Expectorant, for Coughs, Colds aud Con sumption. " Alterative and Blood Purifier. ' Tonic Vemiifug8 and Sanative Pills. " Ater's Chtrrv Pectoral, for Coughs, Colds, Ac. " Williams' Balsam Wild Cheiryand Wood Naptha. Fever and Aguo Pills. " Wm. Hall's Balsam lor the Lnngs. " Rogers' Liverwort and Tar for Coughs, Colds and Bronchitis Dr. Clark's Syrup Wild Cherry and Tar, for Cough,. Colds, Ac. Cowan's Lylhontriptic for diseases of tbe Bladder, Kid nejs. Stone in the Bladder, Gravel, weaknes-s ol the Loin, Prolapsus Uiiri.Ac.Ac Dr. Trask's Magnetic Ointment, perhaps, is unsurpassed as an external appneatien for wounds, bruises, sores, rheu ma'isin, bites of poisonous insects and reptiles, ulcers.chro nio, sore eyes, croup, sore throat, Ticdolereaux, neuralgia, piles, inflammation cf the bo.vels, and ague in th breasu The nunjer.us testimonials of the curative powers of this cheap Medicine, induces us to regard it as being among the first Medicines of tbe day. Marshall' Liniment is a very cheap article Bid posses ses rather extraordinary powers in the cure of sweney In horses, as well assprainsund bruike, Ac Hurley's ue Sarssparilla is attracting the attention of the people. . Ail the above mentioned popular Medicines, together with almost every olher, on hand and for sale by jalj8 ' H.G. SCOVEL. FASHIONABLE CLOTHING AND TAJXQEINQ ES--' TABLISHMENT, No. 1 1 Cedar Street, Five doors from Public Square, Nashville, TTTHERE may be found a choice and well select--. YY edstoccol Cloths, Cassimeres and Vestmgs, f the litest and most beantiful patterns, all of which will be made upto orderin the most fashionable style, and at as short notice as can be done in any city in the Union, and at prices to suit the times- I am now receiving my stock of FALL AND WINTER GOODS, and, being satisfied that tbey are by far tbe hand somest Goods ovor brought to this market, an examination is requested before purchasing elsewhere Ready-Made Clothing, Coats, PantsandYesli of all kinds. A fine assortment of Men's Furnishing Good3, Silks and Morino Undershirts, Shirts, Stocks, Gloves, Sus penders, Cravats, Pceket Handkerchiefs, Silk and Linen Shirt Collars, Cmbrellas.&c. tg?" Garments cut at the shortest notice. Please call and examine. T.J. HOUGH. seplrtf Agent. BAGS I BAGS. I I n ft BALES Richmond 7-8 Oahaburs; QJ 20 " Richland 4-4 do; 10 " Franklii 4-4 do. Suitable for tnak Ing bags. fang23 W. H. GORDON A CO NOTICE. FROM this diteMr JO IN W. WILSON has became interested in our business, which will be contianed uador tho firm and atyle of '" ' SNOW, MACKENZIE 4 CO. ' Nashville, Oct 2,' '55. ' UNIOIN AND AMERICAN. BEAUTIFUL SENTIMENTS. Shortly before tho departure of the lamented Heber lo India Jlie pi cached a sermon which con tained this beautiful illustration: "Lifo beara ti3 on like the stream of a mighty river. -Onr boat' at first gltde3 down the narrow channel through the- playful murmuring of tho little brook atwj the winding of its grassv borders The trees shed 1 heir bloaeoms over our young heads, the flowers Of the brink teem to offer themselves to our young hands; we are happy in hope, and we grasp eagerly at tho beauties around us but the stream hurries'unTTtiid'still "our hands are empty. Our course in ybath and manhood is along a wider and deeper flood, amid, objects more, striking and magnificent. Ve are animated at the moving pic iture of enjovment and Industry passinsr usr we are excited at some short-lived disappointment. The stream bear? us on, and our joys and griefs area like left behind us. We may be ship-wrecked, -we cannot be delayed; whether rough or smooth, the river hastens to its home till 'the roar of the ocean is in our ears, and. the tossing of the waves is be. heath our feet, and the land lessens from our eyes,. aod the floods are-lifted up around us, and we take our leave of earth and its inhabitants, until of our' farther voyage there is no witness save theinfinlte and eternall" That Question Answered. Inthe last quarter of the seventeen'ja century there lived in good old Scottland, a family whose. cama has come down to U3 as a relic cherished and dear, and is to-day in many a homo, in this far otT- land. a hOusehole word. The father In that fami ly was a .preacher; the mother, the second wife was literally an helpmeet for the husbnnd a wo man of strong mind and earnest piety; as her biog rapher says, a "valuable toother." It is .needless to add that happiness reigned tinder their roof. But they were mortal and must drink of the cup of sorrow. Anltction came, the mother sickened: grew pale; the pulse quickened, then slower and slower util it was no longer to be felt. Then came the preparation for the burial. The coffin was or dered, the shroud was prepared; the grave was dug. Hot tears were dropped o'er the livid face; the lid was about to be fastened. J ust then an fnquf. ry was smarted concerning a ring, a riqh gold ring' which, by some means, had been endeared to tho family.1 It was found on the finger of the body that lay in the coffin. An effort was made to re move it, but the swelling of the finger prevented. To cut off the finger seemed inhuman. The riotr was left, the body was removed to the place of in termentslowly it descended to its place in the grave a few" rough boards and then the clod3. The w rk was complete. The mound had been rounded off and left, feeling that they had witness ed again the fulfillment of the curse, "Dust to dust Thus was tho heart of the minister of Chiruside mado ead, nod his homo made desolate a second time. The weight of such an affliction they only know who have felt it. O, who shall say what .i i r I . l i . . , - , mis guua man iu,t wueu ue reiurueet iu uis.nome when n p-bt added its pall to the gloom that huDg about his heart ? It is true, a friend was with him, but the friend of his bosom was not there.. Unwilling, almost afraid, to enter bis chamber, there he sat with his friend, around the dim-grow ing fire, tbe personification of grief. Hark ! A tap at the door l it is repeated. The aouud is familiar. The good, man starts. To bis friend he whispers: "were it not that mv wife is in the grave, 1 should say that was her knock. He open3 the door, "My Margaret !" The same your dear wife in her own proper persou, do not be a armed." The Sexton had heard of the big; gold riDg; and under the cover of night returned to the grave yard, removed the fresh ear'h, raised lid from the coffin, and with a sharp knife removed the finger, and in doing so awakened the Bleeping woman. immediately she arose, returned to her home, and met her husband, Eev. Henry Erskine, and after wards became the mother of Balph and Ebonezer Erskiuo, the great Scottish Stceders. Home-made Men. Mr. Edward Bates, one of tho most prominent lawyers and wisest statesmen of tho West thus wrote a few days since to a committee of the Mis souri Legislature who invited him lo become a candidate for th; United States Senate: "My habits are retired and domestic, and all my sources of happiness are at home." Well indeed was it for him that it was so, and well indeed for others 1 Mark tho .difference be tween the home-made character, and that which is made out of doors. History, with its coarse pen. dwells, it is true, almost exclusively on the latter class, but in that great book in which the incidents of all real life are written, how predominant will be the former i The example of gentle tenderness at the fire-side or manly and yet delicate adher aace to truth of severe honesty in private busi ness when coupled with mch eminent suceesf as that of Mr. Sates, tells on the community far more effectually than the dashing exploits of the gener al or the brilliant oratory of the senator. Yiewed either in a personal or a public light, tbe history of the home-made man stands in bold relief. "I have watched two races of polHcicns to the grave," said a lute eminent judge, "ahd I have seen nothing but vanity and wretchedness.'' It is the fashion, it is true, to sneer at tho ' slow" dullness of merely home life. But it is by tho fire-sitlo that practical genius that genius which helps itseif while helping others takes if3 origin. Watt was watching the pot boil in the chimney when the action ot" the steam on tho lid brought home gradu ally to him the great discovery which immortalized his name. And this, indeed, may be taken as 'an apt illustration of that wonderful influence which radiates from the centre tablo where the children are gathered together under the astral lamp, and which leads to these signal discoveries by the young philosopher how self conquest is the greates: of all conquests how loving others is the best way of loving self and how the home made heart wbich, by being independent of tbe world, makes the world both its servant and its beneficiary. And then while home becomes thus the best representa tion of heaven on earth, it becomes the best .Tc psiration on earth for heaven. The worldly man has no points we speak with reverence at which divine grace can reach him. Take away the object of his ambition, and ho is soured ; add to it and he becomes intoxicated Send him sickness, and bo only rithw like the wounded snake. Bat the unsealing of tho homt heart by cutting off its earthly objects of love, turns the foundation of that love d.rect to heaven. The bereaved soul look3 its Heavenly parent in the face all tho more clearly because of his chastise ment. Sacred indeed then is that hearth fire whose presence give happiness on earth, and even whose extinguishment serves to open the vision to the eteroal glory of heaven. The Court of Claims cummencwd its session on Wednesday. There were two hundred and forty one cases cn the Docket, of which, that which pei haps involves tho largoit amount of money, U tho claim for interest on tbe indemnities paid under the tresty of 1819, with Spain, by which Fjofii a was acquired, aud tho outstanding cltiai9 upon Spain -wero settled. These claims, embrace many cases all of whicb wiilbedecided by tbe first one, on which adjudgment may b3 rendered.- i- ' v SOMJ OF THE MECHANIC. t The bom or a thousand wheels la our ear, - Like some old ponderous gong ; . The sledge-hammer ringing alarms ia the flare ; The groan of a press, as If burdened with care j The tramp of tho lron-harso, fleeter than air. And his thundering snort, heard aver here ; lis bat the otchestra that a'cr Accompanied their song. Men of the, brawny arm arejre, Men not ashamed of labor ; Though clouds say sohutlrata ireTiour face, . . Our heart shines through in smiles sad ch&ae ', . The darkness from our neighbor.- . . - .i -. Wears the .men thst forge the bar That link, the town and lea, , . Where engines rnshing throogb the Tils - -Our children, racing, with the gals n Are shouting icstily I The mightyship that proudly . S Over the restless deep tm . - !; Was reared by us. Her noiseless wings . ' Bend to the- evening breeze that stags;,. 4 And rocks her into sleep. ,. The Press that throbbing heart where Lsats '" The pulse of every thought ; That clock, of mind which strikes ths hour , , And a nation rises la Its j?ower t Without our aid Is naught. u . . ' The pen which, dipped la lightning,-wnfe " , ' At one stroke round the.carth,. Neer staid by .mountain nor the river, ,( 4 On whose broad face the sunbeams quiver, K Owes to onr hand its birth. These thoughts make gladness in oar hsaru "' Re-echo, like a bell ; ' " ''JZ "e, And like her voice who wants to greet usv Or leads our little child to meet us , More sweet than we may telL " Then let the joyaus song be hoard, " Let all be tilled with mirth, Let it be known throughout the land That the members of our trun band ' Are the happiest on earth. The sound that lingers In our ear.' Like some old ponderous gong. Is but the orchestra that e'er Accompanies their song. - - .b?j 'KiacXtrbotker. Old Humphrey.' BT THE REV. ROBEltr STKZI Familiar to the readers of Christian literature in Britain aud the United States, especially to such as are acquainted with the Religious Tract Society's publications, is tho name of "Old Humphrey-" But it is only after he has finished his course that we have, the satisfaction of knowing who he really was. Now that a memoir of his interesting life has been published, we learn that he was as remark able an example ,of Christian usefulness, as he wi a bold and urgent in its commendation to others. George Mogridge was born at Asbted, Birming ham, on February 17, 1707. His early education, watched and encouraged by a mother's piety, was received at a village echool, and at a boarding es tablishment. "At the age of fourteen he was plac ed as an apprentice to. tho business of a japanner." During his apprenticeship he cultivated hia taste for reading, perusing Chaucer, Spenser and the best English poets. 'ITius he acquired a facility of expressing himself in verse a habit which be af terwards frequently indulged, aud with considera ble effect. 11 is first attempts at verse were1 printed la local newspapers; and, beiog encouraged there by, he became a contributor to several of the peri odicals of the day." Mesuwhile, he was cultiva ting his mind by reading and composition, which fitted him for ihe important services to religion he was afterwards to render. His religious character eeema to havo been grad ually and Eileutfy formed. We have no account in tbe memior of the change through which he passed, but abundBut evidence In a life of faith. and piety, and usefnlucss, that he had experienced the grace of God. All arc not able to describe the process of their conversion. The workings of the Holy (ihost are various, and the developments of ihe new life are greatly diversified. Mr. Mogridge early gave his writings a religious tone, which in- dicatcs the phasu of his own mind. Ho was unfor tunate in the business as a japanner, and lost all his property. He scarcely knew what to do, whether to seek a subsistence by his pen, which he bd hitherto employed for pleasure, or to return to the work to which he hid been bred, but for which he had do aptitude. The decision was providential, and as the result has shown, wise. He chose liter ature; and though his outset was in a way of thorns aud disappointments, he had never reason to regret the choice. His first engagement was with Mr. Houlston, the publisher, to writo a few tracts, to tho preparation of which he Eat himself with hum ble dependence on the Lord. With the Tract So ciety he also formed an acquaintance, and after tri al of his ability in a few tracte, found a permanent engagement. Thomas Broisn; or, a Dialogus on Sunday Morn ing, was a tract he wrote-to counteract tbe many immoral sougs that prevailed. It was in.vexse, be ginning thus "Where have yoa boen wanderiDg about; Thomas Brown, In your jacket so out, of repair?" VArarable I've been o'er the meadowsso green, Aud I work in the jacket I wear." The effect of it was great on the country people,, for whose benefit, it was written. It obtained great popularity, and an extensive circulation. It wa3 familiarly chanted in the streets of Londorr, some times by two persOai, who gave "life aud variety to the recitation." Endowed with. a happy style, food of scenery and tratel, and possessed of great powers of obser vation, he became one of the mo3t interesting wri ters. To the catalogue of the Tract Society he furnished no fewer than one hundred and fortg-six separate tracts and Looks Seven volumes of the Peter Parley aeries, ten other works, aud numerous contributions to periodicals, published by others, proceeded from his fertile pen. As a writer' for children he stand3 unequaled. ' Grandfather Qrego ry'jA quite a gem of its kind, and but a specimen of many others, all of which will both delight and benefit the young into whos; bands they are placed. There are seme of his publications more adapted to young men whose days of boyhood are over, but who still require the interest of a book to secure a perusal, while auother cla?s will win the attention, and improve the heart of matured and aged minds. The Old Sea Captain has impressed many a rough and thoughtless sailor, and his Pithy Papers have instructed and edified well cultivated and intelligent. Christians. His name of"'OId Humphrey" was adopted that he might treat of famib'ar topics in a pleasant style, and instruct without wearying, impress without intruding, and. reprove without ofllndicg. Bare tact was employed and it succeeded. Scarcely has any anonymous writer been more popular than Old Humphrey." And who can tell the amount of good which bis versatile and Christian pen may have been the meau3 of doing? Numerous instan ces cama to his own knowledge of saving benefit, and of comfort reaching from the perusal of his Memoir of Old Humphrey; with Gleanings from" bis Portfolio, in Prose and verse. London; "'Pd- "HSligtous Tract; Society. " work3: but as a healthy literature is like daily ffiod iuaw guva iu lurui uic m,yviuioQrit;ry Bt!, fir ing auy peculiarity ot Character, co the,' gvii, wrought by these words of truth, and sobrrwssa" may have their bleseeu tifect in ths sustained - J tstabltshed thought and senouine) which preajiwl' in tbe minds ot b tea thousand readers'. 'Tmiy,"said hu or himself, "mine has beta a prolific pto; and though too urttu,d too iagibhv haste, immaturity ot thought, d other errors, have marked my productions, yet it is a source of couiolatiun ana tiiaakiuiae&s, in the prosovct of . ., , . i . . . I . leaving ueuiuu uio mo nuiu ibhiu nntiui, to know that 1 have so little ouse for aerioa. Tt grou Though not unmixed with meaner motives., glory to Qua and good will to mankind havo ever been my prevailing object and desire." duch, btiug the character and o' jeet ot nia writing, d watcb hia works luhy attest, wo may appiy to Jura th lines wbieb, thuagh penned tor acotuur, ari fcsw more true, that iiis worss conta nea, -iVo line which, dying, n could wish to blot" Authors have much to answer lorr and, in tba 'days of 'uuiicesseu printing,' muca u required at the band ol thOod who cau write to niana uw grew every whtre an engine of good, and not of evil, la his last days, Old Humphrey was as devitetf oi oy er to his work. "He bat from hour to hour at Ms little table, Hia booka spread around hint, th Ho ly rSible iu the raoat cotjpicious pice?, and aJarga card beioro him, oa wiiica wens written in a bout style thu tbroa words Allubk Isstbcot In rasss, to reminahiu ot hui work, and tho way ia which it was lo be done."' Here is an example fitted to admonish tb.9 aged We have a literaturo which 009 of thestt words vsa describe The alluring floods thtj land by means. of sinking novels, ami penny la es, or parts ot ro mances, und dissipates th. minds of tnousds. T ho instructice is well provided, and awaiU the study ot every inquirer in each brand! of science, pbylo&opay and religion, but fuwaie drawn by Its attraction. The impr$ise has a large authorship. but a small circulation, and seldom reaches tfioso beyond the membership ot the church. A kind of literature containing ullthe three is thedts deratum cf this reading age Ola ttaiuplirey has struck tho proper key. t uu will carry on tne stra.n t To reach trie million, writing like this is necesiiry. iV cheap, aud healthy, and CmnsUun literature. hawked Irom door to uoor by men qualified for the work, we would hail as a must bopeiul sign of tirf times. Tne declining years aud death of Mr. Mefrridiro were like his life ca.m, godly, useful. Ripened by grace, be was gathered U hia" fathers like & shock of corn iu its season, lie died at .hastic, on the 2d iS'ovember, 1604, ajed sixtyseven. Many interesting things are told of his last days, but lor thtHj we must refer our readers to the. me moir, which will well repay persuoL Being dJad, he et speaketh." His words linger among us, and echo from- generation to generation voices of wis dom and ot love. Kobert and James. Robert. I wish I could get a good story, James. There is one. , IL but it is not a good ono, I don't like i'. J: What do you like? It. 1 want one 1 can read ; and I liko a nice one too, a true one. J. Well, read this and see how you Lka it. 'A long time uge there was a little boy .who lived a great deal in the pastures. All day long be would stay away from his tent and go over'tbo fields. He had to watch a great many sheep, and loved to very much to take care of ttem and keep away all wild animals. He was not a rude, or careless boy, if he was so much alone ; but as ha was careful and always did his duty be was very much loved. Many men knew and spoke well of him. He was known as ths good boy that took euro of bis father's sheep. There was bq boy around so trusty and so much loved, in the long; day, and night too, he might be seen away oa ths hills far off from home, taking care of the. little lambs. He did tbia when ve. y young, aud at times must havo been in great danger. But no doubt tiod took care of him while be took care of the sheep. Once a Hon aud a bear took away a Iam out of the flock, and he killed them. He was a. very bold fellow, tor he vent aftr them and tared the lamb. And he said when the wild beast areas up against him, he took him by tne beard and slew him. hen he did this he was away out ia tba pastures a. d no one ueur him to help him. And some tirau after, it cam-- to pa s that a greut giunt purposed evil iu the land, and called daily if any man in God's army dared meet bun ia. battle For days no man dared to o out to ."grit him, .Now this li-tfe boy tha kept sheep had tbrei: brothers. U.s father was a very old man. Tnestj br itbers had gone away to the army which daily was brought out in long lines in battle an ay. And tho father, the old man, remembered them and called the young man from keeping the sbaeji to send him unto them. The young man left Wo sheep with a keeper, and went, as his father told him, taking the things given him to his brethren and their captain. These things were ten loavts of bread, ten cheeses and some parched corn -With these, rising early in the morn, he went and. came just as ihe host was going forth to the fight. He left his carriage with the keeper and ran Into the army, unto his brothers. Whi'e-he w talk ing with them the great giant came out of hia army, and, as ha had dona before, dared' snyoco to fight him. When the boy that kept tha sheep heard him, ha asked what should be dona to tho man that would kill him. They told him that the king would give him a very great rewnrd. Ths people told the king what they beard theyouny may say. So the king sent for him. And wheu he came to the king he bade all fear to be pat away snd said, be would fight tbe giant. Then the- king told him he was not able for he was only ayoung man, and the giant a man of war from Irs youth. But the young man tokl how- he bad killed the Jion and the bear, and said that God who hbd saved him from the lion and the bear could save'kim from the gaint. The king then told bis men to put the king's armor on Llm, and let hist go and light the giant The armor was so heavy, that the young man could not go, for he had not tried it, and so he would not wear it But he did not stop or fear; for he went then to a brook and picked up five smooth pebbles, and with, his shep herd's staff and a sling in his hand went to fight the giant. The giant came out very grandly and. a man went before him bearing a shield. Whea the giant saw the young man Lc scorned him, and cur ed him and said be would give his flesh to thir beasts aud the fowls to eat. Then the little hoy who tended sheep, whose name was David, said to the champion, "Thou comcst to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield ; but I come tn thee in the name of tho Lord of hosts, the Gcd of the army of Israel, whom thou hast defied." And when the giant came to meet him, David ran to meet him, and taking a pebble from his shepherd's bag, fixed it in the sling and hurled It at him. The stone buried itself in tho giant's fore head and killed him ; and when be had fallen,. Da vid sat off his head. ISo one but David, was found to do this. The history of the'boy David, ia a very wonder ful one ;' but the whole Is explained when we ieo his early trust in God. He alwayihadhelp ia time of need and such. as. was very .strong", so that it made him strong. We would Have the, little folks that read this keep two or three things In mind. Fear nothing in doing right Think of email things as much as those aora; praised ; commonly they are more worthy. " In retirement seek improvement David didi In anything, that calls for great tffort be yourself as much as possible. Don't put on ttrangc arm or Go as David with the sbepheid'a siaf - -" EPSILOir.