lovs xir a stage coach.
?T A liORMk
Hoitjtpourtl Rattle, rattle against
the casement^ iplash^splash onSthe ground
underneath, all night, and now when I
awoke, here it was, raining away harder
t^an ev^r, aa if a second deluge was at
hand."' Confound that breakfast belli?
1 do wish there was no such thing as
breakfast on a rainy morning, for then
one might lay abed all day, or. until the
storm cleared off* Philosophers tell us
that, ram \s necessary lor the economy of
nature: it may be true, though I never
trouble myself'about such things; but if
so, n)en ought to be made like dor-mice,
to sleep on in.a seminal .state, until the
rain sees fit to cease. Nature never in
tended As to be out in a shower, or we
would have been borh with ? patent oil
oloth or India rubber iJftos.
Down it poured I What on earth waa
I to do? The day before had been the
brightest ran of lfae bright mouth of May.
aad ?' i had a passion Tor walking in the
<vuntry?more fool for it l?I baa trudg
ed away off here, eight miles and more
from town, to see a oountry wedding,
"after tho order used among Friends."?
1 must say, that the thing was very
handsomely done, and that 1 waa much
edified; so much so, that one of these
days I shall tell how the parties deported
themselves, how many new hats there
were in tho wedding companies, who
drovo the finest horses, and all other
patters of gossip so interesting to young
misses and old bachelors like myself.?
cThe day passed off, with a bright blue
sky until towards dusk, when a thunder
shower oame lip, that lasted tiil bed time;
but 1 retired, fully resolved that the mor
ning would see a clear sky over my head.
But mornjng had come, and here it was
pouring down, in one dark, splashy, con
tinuous stream, for all (he world like an
old maid's objurations when her tongue
geta to wagging.
. Down 1 hurried to the breakfast table.
I had just buttered my bread, and was
i swallowing the first mouthful of coffee,
when the horn of the' coach to town was
b$ard, and looking out of the window, I
saw the vehicle, with its four smoking
horses dashing down the turnpike. It
was my only chance to reach the city that
day. I bolted my bread, gulphed down
my coffee, till my throat waa scalded,
jammed my hat on my head, and made a
drive through the door. The driver did
not fee me, but cracked his whip with a
flourish and went on. I shouted, still
the old villain would not notice me, but
wM another flourish of his whip, set his
four-in-hand in a brisker trot, and rattled
down the hill. Desperate with fear of be
ing left, I pushed after him, spattering
the mud around mo at every step, ana
shouting at the top of my lungs, but I
might have run on, and shouted till dooms
day had not a passenger seen me anu
stopped the deaf old sinner. Out of
breath, wet to the skin, covered with mud
from head to foot, and not in the best hu
mor from the loss of my breakfast, I moun
ted into the coaeh, but the moment I pla
ced my foot inside the vehicle, all my sul
kiness vanished, for one of the loveliest
angels that ever blessed an old rickety
coach, or warmed the soul of a sour,
breakfastles3 old bachelor, with her pres
ence, sat upon the back 6eat.
Did you ever fall in love? Of course.
And the lady was the loveliest of ber sex?
To be sure. Th 'n this stage coach beau
ty was twice as handsome as your sweet-'
heart, and if, after this, you don't think
ray fellow passenger acherub? then I give
?up all hope of making you appreciate her.
Such eyes, such teeth, and then lips, egad
"it almost makes me crazy to think of
Shem. I put myself down for the luckiest
dog in the world. - She was dressed in a
plain straw cottage bonnet, with a green
veil?just such a costume, said I, "as a
real lady wears wheu traveling"?and
.then she gave me such a sweet, out half
roguish smile, as I tumbled into the coach
in the plight I have described, that I knew
her at once to be a paragon in the way
*Vkf education, taste, fortune and all that;
attd I resolved?-what knowing one would
'nt ??to make the agreeable off hand,
fo^'there is nothing like meeting an heir
ess in a stage coaoh, whore she think's
?he's unknown, and dreams that every at
tention paid to her springs from pure
love?ahem !:?on your part.
\ I was in clover. What cared I for rain,
(^pash, splash, splash, aye 1 rain away
there, liko blazes?who cares ??One
doesn't get atcte a tete with a pretty girl
every day of the week?so I determined
to make the best of it.
And faith, what with a few sly compli
ments, and my extraordinary good looks,
1 toon got as cosy with my unknown beau
ty, and she with me, as if we had been
acquainted since the days of Noah. We
talked of the wedding, for she too had
been there?of the scenery?of the rain
?and of whatever came uppermost; and
there was suoh'a charming frankness in
all she said, that I really thought her the
inoHt wiuning little witch that I had ever
seen, and I verily believe if the floor had
been softer, and I had known the accurate
number of houeee of which I would be
the tenant, in courtesy, I should have
?ouc down on my kuees to her at once.?
hate-showing one's learning off in pub
lic so I avoided anything like literature,
though I saw by the intelligent eye of
the charmer, that rhe had a soul alive to
all the finer sensibility of nature. At
length we got on the^ subject of house
keeping. Now, if tliere is anything 1
hate, it is a woman that can't keep house,
jand I trembled at every word lest my an
gel nhould confess her ingnorance of these
matters. .Shade of Apictous! how mv
ljeart leaped when she told mc that hard
ly a day passed in which she didn't make
bread, or pies, or sponge cake, or some
othtr of these shimshaws that delight the
heart of man, and in expatiating on such
delicacies, she rose to a pitch of eloquence
that I never heard surpassed. I could'nt
resist my feelings, but snatchcd her hand
to my lips and kissed it.
Yes! I felt that she was destined to
be mine, for if there is anything a wife
ought to know, it is this-*?I come of a race
of eaters. My grandfather waft lunched
on half a dozen rabbits, and died at last
of a surfeit produced by eating two young
nigs. My father cat} break his fast on a
k^yg fif.capons, or devour a pair of tur
find a tirotMhavin'g to pick his teeth ;
drpil of pickled""!/1,0 oan tuc'c 'n a 'u'n"
?'--"h and dishes of.
thicken salad, which does credit to the
atnily. My own exploits in this line,
node sty forbids me to mention, No won
ier I loved this rosy little beauty who
Jould get up auoh a choice fry, and bake
raoh delicious cakes. Ab 1 what a life of
domestic happiness rose before my vision,
when 1 piotured to myself returning home
from a court at night, to meet a beefsteak
ready broiled, or a bowl of the riohest tur
tle soup, served up by the fair hand of
the angel at my side. I resolved if there
was virtue in a pair of whiskers, in an elo
quent tongue, or in my ne* blue coat, to
win this seraph of pie baleen.
There is no pW? like a stage coach for
making lovo. u comes natural 1 You
do it, eg?d. in R 80rt of easy, don't care
for anything style, that you can't for the
life of you assume in any other place.?
What betwixt sitting on the same seat to
talk more conveniently, and putting your
arm around her waist to keep her from
jolting off, you soon get to be wonderful co
sy, and?and ten to one, if you don't
catch yourself squeeziug her hand, or va
rying the entertainment in some other way
before you are aware of it.
For my part as I have said, I was rea
dy to surrender at discretion, and I alrea
dy fancied myself lightening the dear
creature beside me of the troublesome
duty of collecting the rents of her various
fine houses. 1 was charmed to think
what progress I had made in her affec
tions. What a delicately rosy cheek it
was that I just then slyly kissed, she
blushing the deeper at my warmth !?
And then her saucy poutinglips ; and her
figure, just the very sire for a man who
hated your thin, weazle-shaped young
misses as he hated epidemics. Ah f what
a wife she would make ! How I thanked
my stars that I had hitherto set my face
like a flint against every temptation to
marry?for now my firmness was to be
rewarded by this beauty and heiress drop
ping into my mouth. And then I preach
ed to myself a mental homily on the short
sightedness of man, as 1 ventured to
steal another kiss from the conscious and
blushing little angel at my side. I was
just about to pop the question itself, when
the coach stopped, and the driver descen
ded and opened the door. My charmer
rose. I was taken all aback.
" Do you get out here ?" said I, in sur
*' Yes !" said she, " I see Mr. Powell
is waiting for me."
" Mr. Powell," said I; for that was the
name of a friend of mine, who lived up
this very lane, not half a mile from the
turnpike. " Do you then live with him ?
Perhaps you're a' relative ?" " Strange"
I muttered to myself, "I never heard him
speak of this charming creature."
Before I could answer, Powell ap
proached, and while he hailed me, my
fellow passenger sprang to the ground as
if by magic, and the next_ minute was in
my friend'a vehicle.
" For heaven's sake," said I, half mad
that the hearty gripe of Powell prevented
me from hastening to his ward's assis
tance, " who is that angel ? Is she a
relative, a ward, or what ? I'm dying
for love of her!"
Powell burst into a laugh, and laugh
ed on, till tears came in his eyes. Con
found the fellow what did he mean. I
began to look angry.
" Come, my dear boy," he said, "don't
get into a passion, but censider how odd
it is that you, of all men, should fall in
love with my cook."
I never make acquaintance in a stage
coach, now, until I have exchanged cards.
From tho Gallia Courier.
Southern Ohio aud Western Virginia.
Some day3 since we received a letter
from a gentleman in Pennsylvania, making
enquiries as to the " price3 and qualities
of lands and their improvoment, the pro
gress and prospects ot Railroads and oth
er channels of communication, especially
the Virginia Ceniral Railroad?"
We have long thought with our corres
pondent that the great mass of our peo
ple would do well to turn their attention to
the improvement of their farms at home,
and not sell out as is often the case to
their more opulent neighbor, who already
had four times the quantity he could cul
tivate, and thereby drain the country of
funds and population. Such is human
nature, however, aud it will not be changed
until there is no new country left to emi
grate to. The great difficulty in this
country is, that the pioneers and their suc
cessors were exclusively an agricultural
people, and on arriving found that the soil
was very productive and so rich that it
needed little or no cultivation for a num
ber of years, until the inhabitants began to
conclude it would never become exhaust
ed. The consequence was that the new
generation grew up with the belief that
all they had to do was to sow and reap.?
In the course of time, however, they ascer
tained the important fact that the earth
refused to yield the usual return, and
they disposed of their lands for a small
sum, and left for a country not yet ex
hausted by 'cropping.'
There is no doubt in our minds that the
i territory embraced within the counties of
Gallia, Meigs, Vinton and Lawerence, in
, Ohio, and Cabull, Mason, Jackson, I'ut
| nam, Kanawha and Boone, in Virginia,
! will, In the course of a few years support
as dense a population as any territory of
equal extent in the Union. The inex
| hausiible mineral wealth alone is sufficient
? to do this, but the time has not yet arri
1 ved to develope fully this vast source of
Lands can now be purchased in this re
gion at from one to twenty dollars per
acre, except in very good locations on
river bottoms. Back from the river lands,
i with some improvements can be had at
live dollars per acre, along the line of the
proposed Railroad west ot this.
The great body of the land in all this
region is susceptible of cultivation. In
our opinion, however, the whole country
is better calculated for grazing and agri
culture mixed, than for either alone. A
few years since the lands in one of the
townships in this county which was prin
cipally owned by non-residents, who had
endeavored in vain to dispose of them,
were considered two poor to justify the
payment of taxes. Alter a time, howev
er, some of the citizens of Eastern Ohio
purchased as good average crops as the
farmers on the. river bottoms. Others
have dropped in until it is fast becomingJ
one of the first townships in the county.
The same system adopted by the farmers
ihroughout this eniire region, would in
crease the products more than fifty per
There is not one-fourth of the lands on
the Virginia side of the river that has
ever been brought into cultivation. It is
principally owned in large tracts, and can
be purchased at very low rates. A great
portion are susceptible of cultivation, and
as a whole cannot be surpassed as a
OUR GUNNER'S SHOT; A Thril
ling incident of Ocean Life.
ST BTtVAHOT COBB JB.
Our noble ship lay at anchor in the
Bay of Tangier, a fortified city in the ex
treme- Northwestern point of Africa.? |
Tbe day bad been extremely mild, with a
gentle breeze sweeping in from the north
ward and westward, but towards the
close of the afternoon the sea breeze di
ed away, and one of those sultry, oven
like atmospheric breathings came up from
the great sunburnt Sahara. Half an
hour before sundown, the captain gave
the cheering order for the boatswain to
' call hands to go in swimming,' and in
less than five minutes the forms of our
hardy tars were seen leaping from the
gangway, the ports, the nettings, the
bowsprit, and some of the most venture
some look their plunge from the arms of
the lower yards.
One of the studding sails had been
lowered into the water, with its corners
suspending from the main yard-arm, and
the (twinging boom, and into this most of
the swimmers made their way. Among,
those who seemed to enjoy the sport most
highly were two of the boys, Tom Wal
lace and Fred Fairbanks, the latter of
whom was the son of our old gunner,
and in a laughing mood they started out
from the studding-sail on a race. There
was a loud ringing shout of joy upon
their lips as they put off, and they darted
through the water like fishes. The sur
face of the sea was as smooth as glass,
though its bosom rose in long heavy
swells that set in from the broad A
The ship was moored with a long
sweep on both cabals, and the buoy of
the starboard anchor was far away on
the starboard quarter, where it rose and
fell with the lazy swells like a drunken
man. Towards this buoy the two lads
made their way, Fred Fairbanks taking
the lead ; but when they were within a
dozen fathoms of the buoy, Tom shot
ahead and promised to win the race.?
The old gunner had watched the pro
gress of his little son with a vast degree of
pride, and when he saw him dropping be
hind, he leaped upon the poop, and was
just upon the point of urging him on by
a shout, when a cry reached his ears that
made him start as though he bad been
struck with a cannon ball.
' A shark! a shark !' came from the
captain of the forecastle, and at the sound
of these terrible words, the men who were
in the water leaped and plunged towards
Right abeam, at a distance of three or
four cable's length, a shark wake was
seen in the water where the back fin of
the monster was visible. His course was
for the boys. For a moment the poor
gunner stood like one bereft of sense, but
on the next he shouted at the top of his
voice for his boy to turn, but the little
I fellow heard him not?stoutly the two
swimmers strove for the goal, all uncon
scious of the bloody death spirit that hov
ered so near them. Their merry laugh
still rang out over the waters, and at
length they both touched the buoy togeth
Oh, what drops of agony started from
the brow of the gunner! A boat had
put off, but Fairbanks knew that it could
not reach his child in season, for the
shark was too near its intended victims;
?and every moment he expected to see the
monster sink from his sight?then he
knew that all hope would be gone. At
this moment a cry had reached the ship
that went through every heart like a
stream of scorching fire?the boys had
discovered their enemy.
That cry startled old Fairbanks to his
senses, and quicker than thought he
sprang to the quarter-deck. The guns
were loaded and shotted fore and aft^
and none knew their temper better than
he. With a steady hand made strong by
a sudden hope, the old gunner seized a
priming wire and pricked the cartridge of
one of the quarter guns; then he took
from his pocket a percussion wafer and
set it in its place, and setback the ham
mer of the patent lock. With a giant's
strength the old man swayed the breech
of the heavy gun to its bearing, and then
seizing the string of the lock, he stood
back and watched for the next swell that
should bring the shark with in range. He
had aimed the piece some distance ahead
of his mark, but yet a single moment
would settle his hopes or fears.
Every breath was hushed, and every
heart in that old ship was fearfully still.
The boat was yet at some distance from
the boys, while the horrible sea monster
was frightfully near. Suddenly the air
was awoke by the sound of the heavy
gun, and the old man knew that his shot
was gone, he sank back upon the comb
ings of the hatch and buried his hands
as if afraid to 6ee the result of his own
effort, for if he had failed, he knew that
his boy was lost.
For a moment after the report of the
gun had died away upon the air, there
was a dead silence; but as the dense
smoke rose from the surface of the water,
there was at first a low murmur breaking
from the lips of the men?that murmur
grew louder and stronger until it swelled
to a joyous deafening shout. The old j
gunner sprang to his feet, and gazed off
i upon the water, and the first thing that
met his view was the huge carcass of the
shark floating with his white belly upper
most?a mangled lifeless mass 1
In a few moments the boat reached the
daring swimmers, and half dead with fright i
they were brought on board. The old
man clasped his boy in his arms, and
then, overcome by the powerful excite
ment, he leaned ">ack upon a gun for
I have seen men in all the pha?e? of
excitement and suspense, but never have
I seen three hundred human beings more
overcome by thrilling emotion, than on
that startling moment, when first we
knew the effects of our Gcmxsr's Shot.
SCST An Irish musician, who now and
then indulged in a glass too much, was
accosted by a gentleman with?' Pat, what
makes your face so red ?' ? Please your
honor,' said Pa , 'I always iluth when I
speaks to a gintleman.'
Story of a Firm Kiss.
\\ e extract the following little story from
Miss Bremer's " Northern Loves and Le
Certainly you hare observed how
Strangely sometimes the clouds, at morn
ing and evening, group inemselves around
the sun, and are righted up by it, and
you have thought sometimes: "If this
should be represented in painting, people
would say, 'It is unnatural?it is not
true.' " 80, even, in human life. We
often find event, looking, wben related,
or described, even unnatural, and yet are
perfectly true to reality, to nature, though
not every day nature. For example, if
any on* should tell, that once a first kiss
was given by a modest young lady, pub
licly and in a public square, to a young
man that she saw for the first time, cer
tainly all young ladies, and old ladies
and young gentlemen, and old gentlemen,
would with one voice cry out: " It is
not true, it is impossible." Well, I en
treat your attention to the following little
story, for whose truth and reality I will
In the University ofUpsula, 8weden lived
a young students lonely youth, with a
great love for studies.but without means for
pursuing them. He was poor and with
out connexions. Still he studied on, liv
ing in great poverty, but keeping up a
cheerful heart, and trying not to look into
the future which looked so grimly at him.
His good humor and good qualities made
him beloved by his young comrades.
One day he was standing with some of
them in the great square of Upsula pra
ting away an hour at leisure, when the
attention of the young men became ar
rested by a very young and elegant lady,
who, at the side of an elderly one, walked
slowly over the place. It was the daugh
ter of the Governor of Upland, residing
in the city, and the lady with her was
her governess. She was generally known
for her beauty and gentleness of charac
ter, and was looked upon with great ad-1
miration by the students. As the young
men stood now silently gazing at her, as
she passed on like a graceful vision, one
of them exclaimed:
" Well, it would be worth something
to have a kiss from such a pretty mouth."
The poor student, the hero of our story
who was looking intently at that pure
angelic face, exclaimed as if by inspira
" Well, I think I could have it."
" What! ' cried his friends in a chorus
"are you crazy? Do you know her?"
" Not at all." he answered, "but I
think she would kiss me just now if I
" What, in this place, before our eyes?"
" In this place before your eves 1"
" Freely ?" J
"Well/if she will give you a kiss in
that manner, I will give a thousand dol
" And I 1" cried three or four others
for it so happened that several rich young 1
men were in the group, and bets ran hi-'h
on so improbable an event, and the chal
lenge was made and received in less time
than we take to relate it.
Our hero?my authority tells not wheth-1
er he was handsome or plain: I have my
peculiar reasons for thinking him rather
plain, but singularly good looking at the
same time?walked off toward the lady.
He bowed to her, and said: ;
" My lady, my fortune is in your
She looked at him with astonishment,
but arrested hereteps. He proceeded to
state his name and condition, his aspira
tions, and related airo^ly and truly wliat
had passed between him and his compan
ions. The young lady listened attentive
ly ; and when he ceased to speak, she
said, blushing, but with great sweetness
" If by-so little a thing so much good
could be effected, it would be foolish in
me to refuse your requestand she kis
sed the young man publicly in the open
Next day the young man was sent for
by the governor. He wanted to see the
young man who had dared to ask a kiss
from his daughter in that way. and whom
she had consented to kiss so.
He received him with a severe and
scrutinizing brow,but, after an hour's con
versation, was so pleased, that he offered
to dine him at his table during the course
of his studies at Upsula.
Our young friend now pursued his stu
dies in a manner which soon made him re
garded as the most promising scholar at
the University. Three years were not
passed, after the first kiss, when the young
man was allowed to give a second one to
the lovely daughter of the governor as his
He became, later, one of the greatest
scholars in Sweden, and much respected
for his character. His works will endure
forever among works of science, and from
this happy union sprung a family well
known in Sweden at the present day
whose vast fortune, and elevated position
in society are regarded as trivial matters
compared witn its wealtn of love.
Courting Sceioc.?'Jonathan, do you
love boiled beef and dumplins ?'
' Darned if I don't, Sooky?but a hot
dumblin' ain't nothin' to your sweet, tar
nal, nice, red lip, Sook 1' ,
' O, law Jonathan do hush. Jonathan,
did you hear that story about a man aa
was hugged to death by a bear ?'
' Guess I did, Sook?and it made me
feel all overish.'
? How did you feel, Jonathan!'
' Kinder sorter as if I'd like to hug you
e'en a'most to death too, you tarnal nice,
plump, elegant littl^ critter you.'
? O, law, now, go away, Jonathan.'
' Ah, Sooky, you are such a slick gal.'
' Law, ain't you ashamed, Jonathan?'
' I wish I was a nice little ribbon Sook.'
?What for ?'
' Cos, may be you'd tie me round that
are nice little neck of your'n; and I
should like to be lied there, darned if I
'O. !nw. there comesmother, Jonathan
?7" An editor down east has insulted
ihe whole female sex. He says that the
ladies wear corsets from a feeling of in
stinct, have a natural lore for being
JtW Mind what you run after. Never
be content with a bubble that will bunt,
or a lire-work that ends in smoke and
darkness. Get that which you can keep,
and is worth keeping.
A venerable old lady, who bad a
singular faculty for skipping ' hard words'
in text, came to the passage that says?
* And the Lord fmote Abijah, the Hiuite
that he died/ which she rendered thus,
' And the Lord smote Abijah?Ht tt ti ft,
thai ht did.'
Even the malignancy of man is
rendered subservient to the general and !
ultimate end of Divine Providence, which j
is to bring all animated beings to happi
Of e vary de
ed at this office, either plain, in colore, or bronie,
upon the moat reasonable terra*.
IVew Supply of Dry Goods.
THE beet bargains can be had at R. Deapard,
jr"s. new establishment; who has just rscslv
ed a very large and general assortment of gooda,
fine, good and cheap, which he offers to aell on
pleating terma for Cash, Produce, or to prompt
dealera on time. Hie stock consists in part of
CXotht, Cturimeri, Tieeeds, Satinetts, Ready made
Clothing, consisting of FitM drees and Ossr Coats,
Vests, Pants, Skirts, Ac., Sills, Alpacas, De
tains, SfC., Calicoes, of every kind, and quality,
Shatch, brown, and bleached Cottons, Drillings,
Flannels, Linstyt, and a thousand and one other
articlee lu the dry gooda line* Hie stock also
comprises Groceries, Queensware, Hardware,
S idd>ry, Books and Stationary, Boots andBhoes,
Huta, Capa and Bonnet*. In short, he haa eve
rything kept in a country atore. He cannot tell
you all, but come and aee for yourselves, and you
will cry with tho Queen of Sheba, (who whilom
did visit Salomon) that the half haa toot been
told you. He will alao give you a practical de
monstration of another fact, stated in sacred writ,
which is, that old thinge are done away, and
all things have become new.
Clarksburg, Nov. 12th, 1851-tf.
VIRGINIA, Doddridge County to wit:?At
Rules held in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit
Court for Doddridge county, on Monday, the 1st
day of December, 1851,
Cornelius Reynolds, ComplL
John J. Ingle, John Curry, Chapman J. Stew
art, Executor of David Davis deceased, James J.
Davis, Jemison Inghram and Delilah his wife,
lute Delilah Davis, Elias L. Davis, Joseph J. Da
vis, John T. Davis and Thomas Ingle Davis, son
and heir at law of Thomas N. Davis deceased, La
fayette Davis, Silas H. Curry and Adallne his
wife, late Adeline Davis, and Elizabeth Davis,
children and heirs at Law of the said David L.
Davla deceased. Defendants.
This Suit has for its object the sale of .a tract
of 100 acres of land, to satisfy the sum of three
hundred and fifty dollars, due from the defendent
John J. Ingle, to the complainant Reynolds.
And it appearing that the dofendent James J.
Davis, is not an inhabitant of this Commonwealth,
it is ordered that he appear here within one month
after duo publication of tills order, and do what is
necessary to protect his Interest in this suit.
C. S. Lewis,! A Copy. Teste,
At. for complt j F. D. HICKMAN Clk.
rI^HE subscribers thankful for past favors, and
jL feeling disposed to further merit its continu
ance, would respectfully announce to their old
customers and the public generally, that they
are still manufacturing FURNITURE of overy
descr iption, and of the very, latest styles and finish.
They are in receipt of all thu lute fashionable
changes, and their work will bo shaped accor
They would especially call attention to their
present stock of Cabinet Ware, at their shop on
Turnpiko street, Clarksburg, consisting In part of
Mahogany Dressing "Bureaus, Sofas, Cabinet
J. & E. B. HURSEY.
Clarksburg, Nov. 12th, lt-51?ly.
IN'cw York Importers and
Freeman, iiodges & co., ss Liberty
Street, between Broadway and Nassau St.,
near tho Post-OJice. New York.
We are receiving by daily arrivals from Eu
We respectfully invito all Cash Purchasers thor
oughly to examine our Stock and Prfcos, and, as
Interest governs, we feel confident our Goods and
Priccs will induce them to select from onr estab
lishment. Particular attention is devotod to
and many of the articles are manufactured or pros
ly to our order, and cannot be surpassod In beauty,
style and cheapness.
Beautiful Paris Ribbons, for Hat, Cap, Neck
Satin and Taffeta Ribbons, of all widths and
Silks, Satins, Vel vote, and Uncut Velvets for
Feathers, American and French Artificial
Puffings, and Cap Trimmings.
Dress Trimmings, large assortment.
Embroideries, Capes, Collars, Undersleeves and
Fine Embroidered Reverie and Hemstitch Cam
Crapes, Liases, Tar tie tons, Illusion and Cap
Valencies, Brussels, Throad, Sflk and Llslie
Kid, Silk. Sewing Silk, Lislio Thread, Merino
Gloves and Mitts. *
Figured and Plain Swiss, Book, Bishop Lawn,
and Jaconet Muslins.
English, French, American and Italian Straw
New Banking: House
I.N WASHINGTON CITY.
THE undersigned having been Induced to em
bark lu the Exchange and Banking business,
in the City of Washington, D. C., avails himself
of an early occusiou to notify his frienda and the
public generally of the fact,'and to solicit their
encoumgement His Institution will be known
as the "Bank of the Union," and from which
not one dollar will be isaued, for circulation, that
will not be represented by something tangible and
substantial In the ahape of Gold andSilver, Drafts
on the United States Treasury, Northern Ex
change, or Virginia Bankable Funds.
By a strict adherence to a legitimate issue upon
such a basis, it will readily be perceived that the
public are protected, and the bank itself .made to
stand on the surest foundation. This enterprise
Is entered upon after the matures! deliberation,
and it is gratifying to know that it meets with the
uppproval of experienced and sagacious financiers
of New York, Waahingtonand Richmond.
In addition to the issue of notes for circulation,
'? The Bank of the Union" will collect drafts on
the Government, and on the principal cities of
the United States, and will negotiate for the pur
chase or sale (on commission) of State Stocks,
Guarantied Bonds of Canal and Railroad Compa
nies, and other good securities.
KIT Any business connected with tho different
Departments of the Government, In Washington,
will be attended to on liberal terms.
RO. H. GALLAHER.
Richmond, Va., October, 1051.?tf.
OF LITERATURE, SCIENCE AND ART.
This " Paragon of the Monthlies," compri
se* the spirit of the English Reviews and Jour
nals; translations from the French, German, fee.;
the most popular Serial Romances and Tales; no
tics of the principal events in Literature Art;
the g-neral history of eaah month; obituaries sf
eminent p-rsons; finest paasagps of new worki,
3tc. Each number contains 144 octavo pages, in
doubl* columns, with finely engraved Portraits of
puLlic characters, illustrations of events, Sic., and
carefully prepared notices of fashions. The three
splendid volumes presented lr. a single yaer, will
contain in the aggregate 8000 large and admirably
printed and aasMli^cd pages. Tn* fifth volume
commences with the December number.
Tkslms.?i3 a year, 25 cents a number. Vo
? bMin4tar ? -
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JUj the Heutiiug (latter. Single copies t?euty
flve cent?. Prospectus of the wenty-uinth vol
ume. With the July number commenced the
Twenty-ninth Volume of the Democratic Review,
and consequently the fifteenth year of its eju
tenee. During tLut peiiod the work has been the
fruitful medium through which the concentrated
intellectual energies ol the friends of the popular
cause have been given to the public. It ha* uni
ted the attractioni of a sound and \igorona lite
rature, a political character capable of giving
support to the doctrine* and measures of that par
ty, now maintained by a large rnsjoritv ot the
people, and it haaeeen the final triumph of the
great popular issue* which it has supported. By
discussing the #T?St question* ot poUvfbeforo
the country, expounding and advocating the De
mocratic doctrine, through the moat able pen*
that the party could furnish, ill article* of greater
length, more condensed force, wore elaborate re
search. and more elevated tone, than i* possible
for the newspaper press, it ha* been an instru
ment of inappreciable value for the enlighten
ment and formation of public opinion, and for
the support of the principles which it advocate*.
As long as the Democratic party remained
united, it triumphed, and sustained those cardi
nal doctrine* of political faith, with which the
cause of the people of every age and country, ie
identified. By applying those doctrine* to the
government, the country prospered at home and
triumphed abroad, increasing in material wealth,
and rising In the scale of nation*. Tho. division
of the party, bringing with it defeat, haa subjec
ted the country, and the cause o' human liberty
to retrogression : and the direst horrors, invol
ving national nun, are to he avoided only by re-,
uniting the party, and this can be done only bv
rallying to the support of those men who through
recent strife, have preserved their nationally of
character, and been mindful of the sacred obli
Sitions implied in constitutional contract*. Ill
b campaign of 1852, it is neoeeeary to the cause
of human freedom and the prevalence of self go
vernment, that the national Democratic party
should regain it* ascendancy. For this purpose
every citiien ought to axert himself, regardless of
The Beview, in order to bring it within the
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tion we shall not be slow to acknowledge.
Thmi Dollars per annum for a worV compri
sing nearly 1200 pagcaof matter, with 18 fine steel
portrait# of leading men of the party, is lowor
than so much matter can be afforded without the
cordial support of the whole party.
The reduction of postage under the new law,
brings the rates Within 500 miles, when paid in
advance, to one-half-tho former rates, which is an
additional indemnity to subscribers.
N. B.?All communications will hereafter be
addressed to the Proprietor's oilice of tho Demo
cratic Beview. 170 Broadwav. New'York.
Nov. 26, 1861. KEfTELL <fe MOOBE.
Harper's Monthly Magazine
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ply of tho work. Address,
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Nov. 26, 185). SV> Cliff st., New York.
XIIE ARCUIiEC'f ;
A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DESIGNS, for
Domestic and Ornamental Cottages, con
nected wltli Luudscape Gardening, adapted to the
United States; Illustrated by Drawings of
Ground Plans, Perspective Views; Elevutions,
Sections, and Details, by William H. Raniatt, Ar
chitect, Published in twenty numbers, price SO
cents per No., making two volumes rovuJ quarto.
It is well adapted to the vicinities of cities and
large commercial towns. We have uever before
seen a work on architecture so well adupted to the
wants of tho American people. It is at onco scien
tific and practical.?Hutit't Magazine.
We huvo ulroudy expressed an opinion of its
merits, ranking U among the best works of the
kind tint ever hare been published in the country;
and we cannot but believe that it will be of great
rice In maturing the architectural taste
The circulation of such drawings us are found In
the Architect, will create a taste among our citi
zens; and the specifications of materials and la
bor required, prove a very important item in the
knowledge of those interested fn building.?Si.
Louii Evening Gazette.
The architect 1s a work admirably calculated for
those who are encaged in building, whether for or
nament or useful purposes.?Evening Expreu.
Its practical utiJity cannot be doubted by any
who will take the trouble to oxomine 1U contents
The full specifications and estimates of building
accompanying each plan, can be relied on with
Implicit confidence.?Fanner and MetKanle.
This work has passed through its first volume
with steadily Increasing popularity. In a young
country like ours, the publication of original de
signs for domestic and ornamental cottagos, con
nected with landscape gardening, adapted to the
climate, is calculated lonavs an important influ
ence upon the style of architecture in public as
well as in private ndifioes. 8uch a publication we
have in the architect.?Morning Star.
It contains many plans and specifications of of
nomental cottages, suitable to ovary class and
narse, with estimates of the cost; thus saving the
expense of an architect. It is intended through
the Architect, to combine elegance with utility
. and to cultivate*refinedtaate,at moderateexpei
both In and around the dwellings of our eitlie
We can commend them without qualification to
I the attention of gentlemen looking for plan* for
the neatest of ail country residences, the cottage.
Mr. Ranlett, the author of the designs In lbs Ar
chitect, may have the ealisfaction ol knowing that
he is contributing to rvfine and elevate the teste
of his countrymen.?Tribune.
With tite Information here afforded, one can at
a glance aacertuin tho cost of any style, of cottage
that strikes his fancy; without the expense of from i
thirty toa hundred dollars usually paid for archi
tectural drawings; for to these designs are also
added full descriptions, with specifications and es
timates of tho materials and labor. The execu
tion of these numbers, both lithographic and typo
graphies is excellent, and the pap^r nne, rendering
U>om ornaments for drawing-rooms.
[ Journal ej Commerce. \
The specifications and estimates are su minute
iy and clearly mule out, the drawings are so full;
and tho directions so exact, that any gentleman
wonting to build may bo Ids own architect and
"clcrk ofthe work;" pxovidedhe adopts any of the
admirable designs in Mr. Ranlcu'a work*?Times
and Messenger. i
Wo eoaMmaltipty notices, ad infinitum, but the
above will suffice. Il in believed that no work
ever publW.ed either Iu Europe or this country,
of Its size, has ever had a more extrusive wis, or i
Itoan T, mra mnaMlIu r, J
been more generally appreciated.
Published by Dewiit & Davenport, Tribuao
8. H. PARVIN,
Merchandise and Produce Broker,
8. ?? Cor. Maiu and Columbia iu.,
| N? ? IcE
DR. L. F. CAMPBELL, having removed to
uear tho centre of the town; in u room adjoin
ing Mr. Despord's Office, on Kincheloe's itreet,
respectfully tenders his professional service* to the
citizens of tlie town and surrounding country.
Clarksburg, Nov. 12, 1851-tf.
Greeley's Travels in Europe.
fl LANCES AT EUROPE: In u s.-rie. ot lel
VTters from Gre.-t Britain, France, itnlr, A:c.?
By HORACE UK EELV, Oct.uo, Cloth, Price
One Dollar. This volume comprises the obset*
i vulious niuiie ilurine Mr. Gmuv'i recent EuJ
1 ropean toilf, on Society, Manner* arid Cus?
toma, Art, Literature, Agriculture, Foreign Poli
I tics, und u grout variety of other attractive and
It has copious noticrs of the Great Exhibition
or World's Fair in London ; complet descriptions
of the Cultivation of the Soil in different coun
j trie* ; brilliant criticisms of tho Works of Art iu
the Great European Capitala ; and graphic Sketch
es of Public and Domestic Life in London, Paris,
Rome, &.C., written in the fhutk, strt iglitforwird
piquant style, for whioh Mr. Grecly is wldsly
A more authentic, instructive, and amusing
Book of Travels has probablv q. vcr been issued
from tho American pre**. tV? vast amount of
information which it contains is presented In such
a lively and off-hand manner, that the perusal of
tho volume beptune* a* Uteresting as a uo^llj
Whoever would obtain a frcah, daguerreotype
view of the prevent state of Enrinnd, should not
fkll to make himself aOcquolnml'ttllii its em,
tents. ? Even tho dlsouMion Of the driest topics,
which it sometimes takes up, is eullvenod with
such frequent flaaltea of huifior,, and poFr*4*d I
with such gonial and suurkllng vivacity, that no
one who commeuces the volume can lay It down
without finishing Its perusal.
We confidently anticipate a very oxtenaive cir
bulftion for this work throughout the Unltod
States. The name of Horaoc Greely, whloh Is as
widely known aa that of any other American elt
ixeu, will excite a general curiosity to learn the
results ?./his European experience. We arooer
tain, tha} no ?P? ran dlofyftitated Iu this ad- I
miruble recital of his foreign ml ventures.
Published by Uewitt & Davenport,?Tribune
Buildings, New Yosk. I
Prospectus for the Globe?
the Congressional News
r I 'UK approach of Congress calls for the renew
si ol' luy iirt'poauL. aud preparations to
spread its debates before tho public. Tho success
n-hlclt has hitherto attended this undertaking it
4s hoped will continue, and cnublo me to porpot
uuto thu Atll bistury of the prouaedings und dis
cussions ol tho body on which the destiny of the
republic depends. . *
fho udopiion ol' Congress has given thu CJloUK
un ouicial churucter us .liu.iepuiMr ol all liiut la
said and done in the body. This minutiou hun
been voted at evorv successive sosslon for mMiy
years, and by mombers of all parties. Tho prdss,
too, of all parties boa burnu toatiinony Ui the udel
ity with wnioh the duty thus coulided has been
The great colority with which tlie lottcr-wrlter
for the distant press circulate through the tclo
graph tholr hurried accounts and views ol' I ho de
bates of Congress, renders mora important thun
ever the full and exact official roporu of tho Coh
oHKssioNAi. Globk. The hasty?and In many In
stances sx pabts?relations by tolegruph of what
occurs in Congress supersede, for the most part,
the exaot reports taken down by reporter*! and
which formorly, in a shapo mere or loss abbrevi
ated, went tho rounds of tho press. Now the
telegraph accounts, with all their imporfbgUona
and variety of colorings, take the run oFthe
country, and no proas but the olllcial of Congross
ever publishes the full debate with tho proceed*
iugs of both housos unmuti luted. Irdasd, no
newspaper can give thoin and have room for ad
vertisements and tho miscellaneous matter easen*
tlal to tholr existent*. While, therefore, the tal
egraph administers to tho eager appetite of tha
public for Congress news, and meats tl,o necessi
ties of tho political press by furnishing a rapidly
written eptiomo suited to the taste of its patrons,
porfoct information of whut passes in Congress is
greatly diminished. Tho circulation of tuo offi
cial roporto htui been, to some ox lent, cut oil' by
the crude and divoixillod accounts which, flying
along the electric wires, satisfy curiosity, and it
is almost lu vain that Truth puts on his boots to
follow. Still there nro a groat many men of
loisuro and thought who like tonoo what Is oetn
ally said and done in Congross, and to judgo fur
themselves, rather than to receive improaslons al
together from galvanic batterlos. There are oth
ers. too, who, lor tho sake of tho ftituro. willingly
patronize a work which preserves a full rocor<v-of
tho doings of tho grout moving und oontroliug
power ol the republic.
Tho undorsiguad haa made preparation* com
mensurate with the increased importance of the
duty ho lias undortukou as tlio only reporter und
publisher of tho comploto dobates und proceed
ings of both houses of Cojigrcse. Thn nan^trr
than 8,600 royal quarto pages of brovler and non
pareil typo, making four volumos of neur #<>0
pages cach. The roporU for tho last long session
mado 8,8118 royal qnurto pages, and woro bound
iu ivur voiunion.Rvardging V74 royal quarto page*
I will rubliali In the ArrtKDix fur tUo n?t
session all law* tliat mny bo passed daring tlio
session, which has not bMti done heretofore. Al
though tlil? will increaso in no sinull degroo the
expenso of tho puhllcitllon, tho subscription price
will bo tho same that It hoi been for sovorsl
The LUilt Globs will bo published daring tho
session on a superilno doublo royal ahcot. It will
contain the debates an taken down by the re
porters, and a* altered by the ajioakors, whenever
thoy make any alteration*, the current nows of
the day, and miscellaneous matter. The main
object for publishing the dally paper ia to enable
member* to see their remark* in it and alter
thorn, if thoy shall think propar. bofuro thoy aro
published in the Conohismomal Glouk , and Ar
The Congressional Globe 1* made up of the
daily piooeedlngs of the two houses of Congress,
and prlntod on a double royal paper with small
type, (brevier and nonpareil,) in quarto form,
each number containing sixteen royal quart"
pages. The speecho* of the member* in thlaTOfil
form are sometime* condensed, the full report of
the prepared speeches being reserved for the Ar
riMDi*. All reeolutlon*, motion*, ami othe* pro
ceeding*, are given In the fvrm of the journal*,
with tho yea* and nay* on *<4ry Important quoi
The Arrcnofz U m*do up of ths President's
annual message the reports of the principal otil
cer* of the government that accompany It, arid
all speeches of members of Ccngreae, written out
or revised by themselvea. Jt is printed in til*
earn* form a* the CoxoiiMsir- "
usually makes about the same
duiing * session.
During the first month or six week* of a session
there Is rarely more business done than will malt*
two numbers a week?one of the CosOMcastoKsi.
Globs and one of the Arrtwuix ; bat daring the
remainder of s session there I* usually sulUeUnt
matter for two or three number* of each every
weak. The nsxt seaaion will be unusually inte
resting. Therefore I calculate that the Cos a
cional Globs and Arrxxou together will r
at leaat 3,(00 large quarto pagi
type?brevier and nonpareil
to.ooth will bo fort)(shed at
T will endeavor to print a
surplus copies to supply all that
rial or lost in the mails ; bat st
be very particular to file their paper, carefully,
for fear th*t J ahould not be *ble to eapply all
be satined with 'the
them for it attHi re
the lost numbers. , .. . ..
If enbacriber* shall not be sstlfflr.l with the
work, the money paid by them for it will be re
funded to them whenever they ;
bers which msy have beep
will give ftubeoriber* the
any of the previous volant* Of the bocauMt
me have them.
I have a few oopie* of the beck volar* *? of ti*
CowoacsetowAL Globs and Arrexmx for sale at
W a volume bound, whichit i* probable will
PHB There are 26 volumes.
' , Tf UUfLl ' y?il
for one coj y ofjbe Dailt G^ocjj daring ,
Vor one cop}' of the Co*o*tsji6?ALGL??B
dnrvngtV??*?iop,i ... ? MA
Tha money may be remittal by -rtsn-'^t*
risk. Bank note* current where a subscriU *
theat, to ineora all the nuaben. 0 at*
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person nood order thorn unlea# the inonoy accorn
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