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-E VOLUME L SUMERVILLE BOTH-CAROLINA, MARH31,1847. V O U E LS I1 I E V L EM R HB E R 22 4 THE SUMTER BANNER: PUBLISHED EVERY WEDINESDAY MOlNING, BY WILLIAM J. FRANCIS. TERIMSt Two Dollars and Filly Cents inl advance, Three Dollars, at tho expiration ol six moths, or riree Dollars anet 'Fifty Cents, at the end or the year. Advertisements inserted at 75 centS per sIiuare, (17 lines or less,) for the first and half that sum for leach subsequtient insertion. The nrutber of inser tiotis to be marIkeld on all Advertisements. or they will 116 pnblishcd until or.lered to be discontinued, anld celiriged accordingly. One Doltar per square for a single insertion Quarterly an:l Moothly ailvertisemnents nIII be liarget the saine as a iogle insertion, and Semi Imolnlily thei snme as new ones. For publishing C:tations ar the law directs thrce dollars will be eliargel, All Obituary Notices exceeding six lines, and Communicattions reftitnending Candidate, for pub. lie otlires of p-ofit or trust- -or mlling Exhibitions, vill he cIarge(d as adlvertisements. jr"Aerc.nts fir Advertieing will be presented for paytilent Itiarterly. All 'utters by ail must be post paid to insure I punct'ual attention. AGRICULTURAL. Front the C:m-'en Journal. CUL'IVA'TION OF RICE. A. t-Enrr1 OnI: -WhIen1 in 1693. .a ind ,rare Smitith, who wis the (-overinor.. this pircov ince, had setth-d in Carolita-hult who hlll been inl Madagascar, w he-re Ie- saiw how Rice was cultivatedl, antd tholtut'ht it wOull groew here, seqetly procured a smaill gnaitity of the seed, which he sou ed i ll his garlei, (int the fork of Ashlev and Cooper river, a speck now lost inl oir le tropolis,) tle most sani siguine coul ii .t ha v anticipated the restlt.- It grew luxtiriantly, antd from tlt pirieltict of this little cro'p, which was ift. rwards distributed uIni his friends-in the space of little motisre than forty years after the firat jlaiiting i' I Wie inl tlte province. the staple bad risen t to 71,4S4 rrIels anuitiatilly Wheti, Rlye, irley ainli ther Euroipean grains itid bieent tried, but did tint sucrceed weHl, antd utitail Ilice was ititriiliced, the character of Carolina, as 1n1 agricultural State, vas not e-sta bliLed-nor the eculi ir qudity i' her soil iinslterstimil. Lyitg iarly in t.le smite lati.uode with the Soit- 1. ern Iparts of Eirope, it was explored by William Sayle, inl 160S, inler thie authot ity of thei Lord poi iprietiors of this provinci.e, With a viCw to Its tagriniltulst'x itmportantce, anid Ihis relpr being Ittiorable, a tioly if em'grants, providiel with sveed an] titensi3ls, for husbandry, settled (i the West haniIk of Ashley river, with the desigin of cohltiva. r ting Etiro pean -traiits. but (id lnotisucce:. j Experience, which is tie nly tiuc test inl a.1 agriculttral experimteits, tn taut it them that tlt! soil was tiifriendly to thie I growth tif'such crops, and for many years after the settlemeit of the provin'ce, the clitivlationl of the soil was % ery nuch neg. leeled. flappily then for Carolina, :itid happily imi fltr their succssors, that Ren wus intritdiced as a staile, fi4r here biegan otir cemmitercial and aziiiciiltural sit'ccs, with the iatiostis oif the wrm bl. ''lhe hi tory of lilt Stalte illiitratiss ills iroth mmtre cleirlly than that of Soujlti Cirshoiia. I wt'as the sa!tril' o mr plhostei's ill dire. ting their idtii-Iry to the preohetij'. in t: suchastailles, as are Iit suited ti our , i atild jimaiitte, Ilat lixed lthe basis ott ubi1i I' rests the secret of all prolit-li b texchniie s, S and irodctive comeiirce, ami tt hism wtealth and commiler'cial imipotanzeti~ oft thw . by3 the agricunltuit, is at axiomta .euallyi true, Ntsw that this re?giont iofeturs is mti ei. particuilaerly then favo'urite of' th.w htice atitd I Coittn plat wtill not he cotrouveirted by a anyii one, bt that hlatterly' 11the iceaised lrt'. ii dtiction of' C'iottn. hias destroy3ed thet juis I ptrotpotion bet ween suply nnei demtanael It hats oiverstlickedi the mairki'is of Eu.. retpe, antd that ta tl de'clinae itndter whlieb I our* counattry notw sitff'ers, is the iesult. It (0114)ows. thetrefitrr, that th le soone r this ex ce'ss of cotton can be rediureid, the sooear I shall we witness the retimn it ia'igrictual pro~spettri ty--yes, every ilvisiotn of (tulr firce fromti oiN0V'rerdtie brantc I hai l ndtstry, tuill be of positive bi~eefit to thel' couti iv ia la rge', andl if p rolitI cani he de*rivtedl from t ny ti ntew cimployme' n it, thei t ltii adaine to o'str I S tate I woli heit twit.fiihal, fitr it tintiraei d Nti vatne will lbe simeiltaiteously t iipar etl i,, a fte oldt. T1hiis po(sitioni wouitli setem in ii. - mntd stomet illuistriatiiin. Suppoltese. fosr lin playe-4d in cot tton, was wiithrawni fromtt tht cutlture-the prtodtuct of the reainingt I t-o thirdls,'wuid proibabldy equal it mzakt't a that (if the eantire crop now~ ptroduiedh; out' caisedi, just inl ptrioporatin ltolii thithle v'ii hue tof the tt'w stlopI latus initrioduiced. TIhis v'iew' of the sibtlcl, I thei presents it genetral~ amil political, ats welIl its intiividtual ithatian I tage to the pthlait er, antd litys opent att on1ce the imnpor'tanicc oft lie ponsiiitin lie ttccup1iis a in the potliit Ic tt tconoy oft lie conntry. It r is to the m, antd thema iilonett, we look ftor an a increase itn the exchange~iable vatlue of the 1 rev'enite of itie Sht'. at Tis, it would scenm shotuld a piresen trong inducement to, the patriotic South. rn planter, who can11 at once 'nh iie the Nus'zltha, powt'r, aid interest orthe Sta te,,i1y iethodleuly autgrnentinig the firm ansever uriible resotrces, which spring frmin tihte uxuriniace or iter native soil. Wiie to im will is in delt, (and we presume- ilere 51.s01mC whviiar griped by Elhis inflexible ill, an3(d woubd desi re a chatige ii the pis ate of their aifiirs, evet though it should e Iustnd11 mentu 1.)the ln pn roposed is truly viting, ani promises relief, with the per, ertuity or a rich renard. To illistrate this fikct, let us fAir a nvi. acall, draw it compar tive view of tO profits rising frinti il(! thltivation of cotil an( iev. Otie hand, with '.he proportion of orj necessary to be riaisise! ott a itfir31, in ntinctioni with othier incidintal eiresutn taices, will not raise mnore thni 3 000 lbs -whici, %% hlen gillnied HMl paicrked, will not naike 11111e than 900 ponidst this sold at .0 centits) 1lttl(511 s to "D90.- What error, if] mny there hi, inl statitig the gniaisity tn'ile seir hased. we conceive ltl be atolind foir, 3 the ipricent which it is sold. This cal 'utlation onil at ilavernlee. will lie foid toi >v (tleore thist is realized. (Titie price is Sve ,tated is is nowarrantd hv Ethe sales it recet crops.) Whercas anl the othi-r tid, live acres or rice, the (Iiuntity we IIw i to onie h1.114h, will produce 2WO hush. -is. sir 40 htshel t eacat n, i iwhieb sold it b8) cints per bushel, is $160, which lt htie retciedtI rates is 870 mor ti the hnid. In is reuilizied frntii rotton. I' the plutaer Vill a de pt lthe proce-ssof prepialirig th gr,lii sor maI k L,) adi there i ll)s nies OCcu1itiolln so jreeabile, .1111 ait the samei Ione pays sit ell fir th trontllI,) tle pr.fits will be rentter, for there are ianv incidtll ad *antaug Ces illerd with tli process ot' S-.itain, u hieh in nt intslirec't itnner vill slstlin tie hnte aini sintv of lie farln, >esieis'tli greait dillt-rcietce inl psrice, in 1. isir of ili ptepired, over the unprepared tate of the grilin. The great dilfe'trence in profit, betwisens le two articles, is here maitife-st. This o Els!th ariceiliturist of the Ci1titn 1%rowilg -ligeln o iour State, aan4l-nore partiularly hinse who cubhivate Ote rich1 loams- (if the. nt re', tile (iCngtare til tand upper Pee De, A U w1uI sav, "ho11w lenig wil tIloll s1ll.. wr ovier tie ,ilethora which is destros ing i." Ont the liotlier hand, how we shoulit I eliglt to 6see yotir rich fieIs yiebling its rseaisirel nuitrntiment, 1s tlt! ltsxmianit rict, anit, tld 11.1t:rino it inl rich abunli ce sn i soil so cenigiieial ts its growlth. This rou mialit doa'lndessir, uider the firi '11n1t ictieo1 th3it the're is ;io tlttigsr of over locking tLhe m1ark1t w ith )ih a1is liele. Tli 1tarVintg milliois o, er :3 4 of the gloie it- growing increase itt the derntantd for it, Irotghmout oir coutiry--the facility of* ra11.s; 1erlaton by stian loats md rail oids, all inlvite viur alt'ltenti 141 to the sub s'sI. Thetn think( of it, try tit! projevct; liniae it, ntl it bi'gtls its silo dsnd. Itoger tusd leiurv will it'ver under-valtie ti nLlians of, its gt-stilicatii. A. \ Pill 1110US. Laws of !South Carolina. IN ACT 1-0 ALret AN D AMa:Nt. 'It E Law Cict*:enst o 'F-r ('t's- ovy A xn t'.mt: sir C1t a: Nit N I.c N GTT it F. CU 331 0 V )VA 1) 'A I R . I. 13c it enacted, by v the' Sti-e 1111d1 'itn-i: el litpre'st'ltives, Intw oeit ;inl utt'g itt (-,s'reral AssoeI'bly. am!4 by tIs't II hiousity Ow 1he s-ine. That whleneer t' d 1 ry1 iof any Di:ttiet bali.*e etrete2.s' tits4 I-thei5ste of tsy d se-dit-tl plsIsonl, Its 'e, tlil , purstita t to it. pr vieso s sf I1hv '3 il ett ils lii f in A j (iifs [si (eisie tnverni ;ste Ill ;At dlis' O inca ry"niild .n "h S It day. 6 .f Dece .her ai lt' year ef sitar Lostd ''is thauils:iaid -tgti tadredt :isi thityt-stiee, utist stel d1eessed iirsont NluitIl-t have ltet at willf of forc(e at1 thte sis' of h-iseathi, dtuly e~xs-cuteds acciss linig ii hutw, 'h-fisseiii his stidl ettnil, it ihil i' ths dty~ of thes saidis (.:dieriry tis aiii.i slser the saidl ses.:te, ut'etrdin ts thie pro-. ii$n uand slistion'1)t5sil the saidt wtitl, a1111 is asl thes lIahitities, wiefsi ttlay lie llicessary or caurrying su'h wtill ito s-Ietst in thts ubtne llnattter as if' Ite ii heen~i (1111 msinilsutedt ntist appliointedi e'twctor thtere' If. II. Thlsat whts'eeter the O)rdinatry *italt t*t diig.' itf the' estate of antty sde.isd 53lsn. us desrellet, psar55a1ng isn the provtis 535 iif ths Act -ifoes.aid, i it any s par ef Ihl' aidi estate -Ihal constijsl ''f pesal ensrop riy tor 'lt4riS. I t hiOrdinsr y, ushaIll t have er iand Zulhotye itoi ssasl s* sale iif suc crI ihale propetiy sor c'ffects ittiiedt~itl, 'itbsutt rtiingls pos55'ein befortae sis, ti Six 13115,tts, at s'tiiredt by the seventh N A (CT -r'o IxN -an : Tin 31 .SIrsJC-rso of T331: OilDsN~tnV IN TtIE Appo1t\rMEN'x-1 is IUt'Alt,A\$. I. JJ it enatcted, byV ithe ~sena e astd ttting in Geinerali Assmbly, aunt by) thei nliit ity'st of het itme Th~'at LIvery n) Ordina-t v ini311 Ii( this S tl liha-e powter stappoints Guasrdiant sir Guss'arins, 15 receive tite titnor is eantitled'to dseisisiisrii (f anyt per. anal estate.c and the v-ato Liru a,.t. ,t..., o stubject on distribution, shall not in tile W0ho1 exceed the suits of' three thousand dllars; such iardian or Guardia ns to Io apIplmo ite olinly "pon petitton to tite Ord i. nary, in writing, by the minor, if of the ago 44 ehice, or if"he lbe not of such age. then by ti person or persons desiriig tile appointment.- Provided, that nothing herein coatained, shall be so constried ns Ito reahraii the Ordinary in the exercise (if ily i of' the poweors now vested in him, to proniunice decrees for the distribution and " Itlement of estalee, or to apaialit Gurd. ilns ad lteI. And the said Oidinar y shall reqtire all Guardians, so app.iiied by him, ifotresaid, to enter into bond, with gosod and stillicieit sureties, for the faithfil dis chargte of the dutios of ihthir fppointmhent, and tt requieaudbitional sureties to atuch boitdl, wh'en he 11nay deem the nme liecs sary; and the said Ordinary shall ive poiw i-r to call siy Guarlian appointed by him, oar by aiy of his pretece'sstirs in 'fmice, too Iieeaiiit for the estate cominitted to him, and uplion sich itecoint to pronoince a i.-. cree against such Guardian, which decree shall authtorize such procceditings agilinst he suretit's ofl stich Guardin, as may be had in like cases against Ile admninistrator. I1. That all apIelt shlut11 lie from the de cisitn of the Ordinary, upon any matter aliging i out of the jurisliction conferredip ln hiin by itis Act, in the same nanner, and tot the Cuirt of Comnon Pleas, or Court of Eqtuity, its the case may be, its is now pro vided by law inl relation -to appeals fromi the Ordinary. AN ACT ro AIM END TIlE LAW 1N RELATION To Sii~ttFs. le it enacted. by the Senate and House is Itsepr'sie ntatives, nw net and sitting in Ge:eral Assembly and by the aiuthi ity- i' the saine, Ti ft in any Hheriffshall, ua1l the ic uand ofalny Plaintiff, or his Attorney, or within one ,ity theretfter, wilifully re. fuse, (;still mat have notice, bona fide, ti rettain the same, from stime 0110 cliimig the rnonev.) to payi over any snm 4 oIifl'mney COIec tel for such Plaintiff, tle SheritT i'n de'atilt, besides beitig liabIle, as now provi dell by Iw,s a111111 be liable to pay 1th stim withhld atid interest thereon, at the rate of live per ctnt. per month for the time kl. lIty withhliold such sitenter dematil, ai upon recovery hali for such defituth, ilIt suretites sf such ShorilT shall be liable f6r the -ntire amiount as fur other neglect tif 11. That if ainy SheriffTatsll rail or refuse It) execite or return hinal Process in any civil1 suit, or pay over tle ,ul ecy, as a fore sitl, when deani ded, that htas cet1 illto his ianids as Sheriff, to the party entited, such pary ninty suggest to thte Coit to which such fiial Process is returiable, bi leave -.f Ite( Court, tiit with di diligeie' O he same enuil have beent exected, for ha v. iii-, beetn colleted that the mnieiy has lilt beien paidi ovier fill dtnnid, it shill be the utity iof the Coutnrt forthwith tit cause ai is. bue to be inatle up to try Ilhe flcits, adii if ii ,hall be Aoid hy the Jury trying the issue, that tile sitid tinal procss Colid have beetn eectied, with due oIiligeonce, or iitat lie anilo-y saling beeii colected has not beeni isilo tivir' fni dmcanditlli, juildgment slitil bt reillfter.i tdagaitist the suid Shttriff ail his satri'i s, fior i le le bi, iiterest anood co st;s, to) g'iter wh five percett. clairages as abiu' tinvided: Irovided. .Thitt three fillv.s nI iit. shilil Ie givenl to tie SerilTaill11 iI -g, d1 it li- ill defatIt, itad aliso to such of is suire ties r titir rterteseiit.ioti iesas may 1e fatind il ihe District whert h iis.,Ile is it beltrie l. of sich pplationii fair leavr to lilh- a sug gestion: Proivided also, that th l prvisifaiis oft thiis A cito edemietdCI cumuil'ativei, ai t not io bar ior ehect anyt r ighit tf aiionss or therL' ptrtcteedinag itowi athoiisrisedi by law, AN ACT Ti) Itiitsiin '1n NUEtiiEtt OF BeL it enacte'd, i byi "th ieae atnl flbius the sameIO Titt tot the first tday of Miarch, iin ithe yetair iso Iiiil,sardl ine Ithoasanad eighta in t io Chairhditon anal the Ptarishtes ial Si. S:ephiiie'i's, St. Johni i's fierk liy, St. J1itame's Gootse Croeek, Printce WVilliaaia's, St. Jatwti-s, sSanitte, Si. Jiahnts, Colale'iona, and tonai the Neck, iti istad theireofs~tiagjiraties, Iio cotinuiate isa iflice foir liair y'ears, shall be4 sembly, a oilliaws, ilhat is is siay. ane iin peoraite'P Toll aiiii Cesii 1 Iouse~ V'ie thrioutghouit ilae .Siit', except in the Par isbtts, ithere Ita Magistrnat's mtay be atap jiitiiidt inl t'achl ilenat Csimlpatny; andt whatn-i ofl ltwo Di-tricts tar Piarisheis, at IMgistraite 1n'a) hie iiapiiite d tan eachi side at the ine, whoat slall entiler uponal ihie duitiets tof thei eall'ien t'ei ta wic'ha te iies tat tal ina caS' any~ vacantcy shaull iaccuir in thie ''lihee otfN Mag istrate, dr ti. tg the rtecess oft ithei Leg ihatItre, th I ov erno ar iethll, as litreinolore, hia'e it power to lilt sutch "a claney tutit tah next suiccetdinsg sessioin, P~'rvded, neve'rthluess, 'Thatiall lahe piawi 'mrs, dhuties and~ liabilities~ oft iMagistrateis ox1 aflicioa, sha tll ciaantinute as he rettofoare, ex cept the power to try smauiilthand mean causes; and every Magistrate So appccinted rnay exercise j d .11a herelofoore through. :Mt the Judicial Disirict in.which such Mag. isirate shall reside. The first appointment unt1der this Act to .be made at the next Sea. sioin fr the General Assembly. I1, And that the laws applicable to the office of Magistrates, in all othei '*espect, be tihe same as heretofore. AN ACTTOAMENDTHE LAW IN RELATION Te StAOISTRATEs AND CONSTABULEd.. I. Be it enacted, by [hie Senate and liiuste .f iteresetntaivPs. now met aitti sitting in General Assemily,and by theau. thorily of the Same, That hereafter it shal) be thle dty of every Constable, -Vilh whoin a fi (a. is odged fear collection, to proceed foirthwith to execuate the same, according to its exigenicy unless order- d, by the party in wioese favor tile samae was issued, toe walt. nitd every fi. ft. shull be returned tit the N aegistrate It% whoie it was isstied, with in twelve montho from the date. and the Castable niaking such retorn, shall seft frerili thereini the (ull execution thereof, or the rensfons of his failure. II. When any Constable fails to do his duty, in the executlol or return of a fi. fe., the party ice whose lavor the same may have issued, may apply to any Magistrate for a rule against such defaulting Constable, re quiring him it) siow cause, after the expira iiian of two lays from thu service of such rule, wly the i. fa. has not been exectuted or returned!; and on his failing to show cause sufiicient, the Magistrate may order t.e same to be male absOlute, and the COn stable shall be liable tio pay the debt, in terest ind Colsts; alit ir he lie unable to pay the same, such linhility shall lie cotnstrueti a breiach of Iis fmeiial bonid, and the same shall he recoverable, in an action thereon, aigainist his securities. Ill. 'lit the Mageistrate shall be enti. tled tea the( same fee s for issuing such rule atd bearing the return thereto, as lie is ntow albeewel by law far issuing a summonis. 1eal1 1 rying a small tand mean case; and the Constalie shall be entitled to lite same feez for service eof such rule, as lie is now Ilhawed by hew for the service of a sum "ions; to lie lanid by the party against whom tile decision is made; and! the Magis ta ate is hereby atihorized to issue his ex ecution for the same. AN ACT To ABOLISI DRIOADE ENCAMtPMENTS. 1. Be it enacted, by the Serinte auid liense of Representatives. now met and sitting ill General Assembly, and by the authoerity ofi the same. That -the M5 ililin Laws of this State be altered andi ameneed. S4e thant all sections antd clauses of each utnd every Aet of the General Assembly, rela ting to Brigade Encampments, aned all Acts herecofore passed regulating Brigade Eu calipments, be, and the same are hereby rep en! ed. MISCELLANEOUS. TilE TAVERN KEEPER'S BILL. Some forlyyears ago, while Jerome Bo naparie was travelliag isa New Eigland wtilh a large suite, lie shoepped over night at the laver i tit oif a varicious old hunks inl eoie o1f the beautitil villages in Western Massachusetts The lia ndlord wu'as an Eng lishlimn born, ultra teaory inl his feelings, iand when hae heard ina the eorning that lie was tea o ve nt) less a personi than a brother ol' the great Napoleon, with an extensive retinue foar his guests at night, hisj..yknew nleo uuands. Extra servants were employ ed, inl all tihe rmous cleiane sheels wvere put liapell lhe bets, chiciktas am turkers wore roln doewn andii 61:11 their itecks wrilng-ini sheo'rt, every preparatuin wvas mutade to give thie parincee a recepitionu becomiuig htis lig hi s acek. Nig!-t fimally camte, and! with it camne Je romet BohnapjarteC, wuithiiseame t wentv fr ieds andie servaintts. I lec e was wu iml fall foir he eld ~ ta ie*rcal c k er-hiere was businless C r himac. Suppi jer wasu soonel ser veed, the edis tinagueishiede gttests wvent to bed at an earl3 houecr, anat an s early heou: the nefXI moiircl. inig breaskfast wias pirepairel and swnilowed!, andie soonl aftier, every ting was arracagedl far their depairture. The're was one v'ers imopeartt at deuly still teo be perfoirmeed by th tave'(ri ke'eper-the smakinig tint of the billI. Sulchcesteers we're searce-Bloenparte sel dhem vI isi ceid thit sect ion of th le coun lt ry aned Biatce wans delete'rmine'd to make thce molest tif the present visit, lHe got alontg remaer k aly we'll wit h ithe bill untiIlihe hiat goct it uap tel $75. This wvas sioat enoughI. Tlhe' hlelerdl ceui tact think oft lettisag the brolther cif the greatest man ofC the ago til shotrt of $100. ile tjigiti ed"' it oaver asgain, addleed a little hlere', acid put Iint anth ~ er "ecx tra"' there, hnt after sall, it oncly ifmnatedl to 880. "The'l i ll! thle hill!" was sthocutedl ina his ears, hot thte bill wais "noiet righst,a as lhe vie'we'd it. All wasuieostle andh confusioin. 'lTh' Frentch were chnuttering and! hustliuig uhloaut, thinetarriaiges wtere aill residy teo start, isnud notheineg was wansiting but the bill. "W hy for yout nio make-a. de bill?" said thte cashier of the party. "Bfy gair, ytit must ciake him quick," or m111e) pay." cointintued the Frenchmisan. "Yes, yes, I hear yeiu," said the land lired, his eye glancing from otne chiargo to anoicthier. Sudelyl a thought struck him. Amitd thc unwonied clutter, iabbcr and din about his. ea-rsghe ifellected that; ie'shod inren41* the extra nrisie and cgnfusion-the -yfj'h occasioned, toine cdunt. 'The item" he had so lntgotight to oeijure ul is at length found, and he immediately finishied the hill with "To making a - fus generally, $20' 'Ihe payrnnster glanced at the amount, p-,ild the bill, and was dilntanter Whethi. er Jerome Benaparte ever fotnd out that le blad pathl 6'20 Air mnaking ii - A'lai gener. hIly, " a buta Y'inked tavern keeper'a house' it; more than-we can ay. From th Hiartford Times. WIJENIS A MAN TWENTY-ONE? "What a simple question !" s'ome one will say. - And yet I prestime-few oryour readerts can answer it correctly. The crnme 111011 opnion 1i certainly erronenus. Wlien, then, by ur liw, is. a main twenty.nn s-. on hi4 221 birth-dtav, or the diy befo-e? Certainly the latter. So it is exp'ressly ita. ted by Chancellor Kent of New York. nsd by the. late Chief Justice Swift of tiisState. 'here canl no inoretveny-tWo bithdgy, in twenty-one years than there can be two 'Sundays in a weelk;. it follows, both from reation und - uthorlty that a man born otl the 0th of April, 1820-(und there are ma. ny such cases in the blate)-attins his majority on the 5th of April, 1847, and at any time Ofthat day, for the law knows no - fraction of a Iay-and accordinigly may be utade an elector on the morning (if that day, it being tile lite of our annual elec. tion,. THE CAPTAIN AND DANDY. A Captain of a Nantucket whaler, ,n er,* centric Old fellow, and (if rn ilier an uncoutih figure, visited one ofour cities, alter a cruise of three years, and one evening gtzcnded the theatre. As a mutterof course, such a r"ugh, (lark complexionel olbl character in the boix with several fashionable ladies ail gentlermci aitracted conviderable atteminon and created much merrini ent among the ex. uisites. Several times every opera glass in the boxes was thrust at him, uitil, finally, aware that h was the attraction of the ev ening, he left the house determined to pay such impudence in their own coin on the following night. Accordingli on the sue ceeding evening, envelopiiig beneath his coat hi ship's spy glass, about t wo feet and a half in length, lie started for the theatre. As sain, alost as lie entered his box, the .,pera ghtses were in commotion. He wasited until the play conmmenced, when observing a yotiig gentleman, with a cono nder his arm, -aim a glass at lis eve poll. ting directly at hini,he drew fron Ilis iouter .garment the spy-glass, and drawing It froni the case to tile entire length, aimed it di. rectly at the dandyuaiid continued to look at him until the hotse as in a complete uproar, andl the fool) with mortification 'fW the box for the lobbies. WARMis.G A1ED.-A good pld ludy in the city of Portiland, whose husband was toirmuenited with the rheumatism, was advis ed by a neighbor, to warm his bed -vith a pan of coals und to throw in a little sugai. She accordingly threw upon the sheets something like a pound of brown Havana sugar, and1 proceeded to draw i pan of hot cOals briskly between lte sheets, by which operation the sugar was nigh restored to its primitive slate, atid nade as hot as when it came from the boiling cauldron. Alcan while the old man had denuded himself, ar.d when the puln was withdrawn, crawled be-tween the sheets as fast as his lameness wotim permit. But the bound from the hed gave tile lie to hI is com plaint-no mem. her oIf the Ravel famnily could hiave vaulted 1to the floor wvith more agility' thtan the su gar scali 0old codlger, and rus Senaotor could have roared louder than lie dill. In the jur p111 he struck the damei V an man 111, wvoman, two childlren and the hot coals came to the tlmior toge(the(r. B~ut the coals wvere scarce lm-se cenohortable thtan hot angar, and the ev eniing's enteIrtainmnt concluded wihm' "ground and b01y tuibl-ing by the wvholo 1 onpunv." Dot the exercise thus taken was proeductivec of good, atnd barrinig the sealt skin the 6old man was rendered more free from puiitana lie had been for years bel'ore.-Ez. P~aper. A man, not fifty iniles from Portland, says the Easterni Argtas, who 'wished to pas~s himself off as well read, wvas boasting of havinig read the life ofr Napoleon. "Who was it written by," said a ficnd, "Eler Lamson ?" "Why, no," said this modern Hlume," "it seems to nie that is not exactly the name, but still it sounds like it,'' "I don)f't believe iifter all yotur knowledge of Napoleon," rejoined his friend, "that yod~can tell wvhat year Napoleotn crossed thel Alleghzanies." '"Well, I don't knowv as I can tellthoex ntet year, saidl thte hiistoriaun," Irritating. his. knowvleudge box, -'buzt I- know 1)laguey wel* that lie dlid cross themi, if L can't tell the year." GosLINos.-"IHalloo midter cried'a- pas senger lit a stage coach, to a rough lookingA foot passenger, "can you tell me wvhat has becomeof those goslinugs wvhiiehyeto hatch ed last summer on the lop of that rock!''' "Four of them are dlead, sir," retturnedi Jonathan, "andl the oither, I plerceiv'e,. is at passenger in the stage coach,"