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VO.II. SUlMTERIVILLE, S.0., MAY 17, 1855. .,~
A Georgia Jndg4's Decisioi
OR, .GETTI'NG , " TiawT " ON DAD Licuon.
Many. years ago, while the State
of Georgia was yet in her infancy,
agi eccentrie creanire, named Young,
was one of its Circuit Judges. le
'asa man of considerable ability, of
inflexible, integrity, aiyl much be
loved and.respected by all the legal
profession; but he bad one common
fault. His social qualities would
lead him, despite his judgment, into
frequent excesses. In travelling the
circuit, it was his almost invariable
habit, the night before opening the
court, to get 'comfortably corned,'
by-means of appliances common upon
such occasions. If he couldn't suc
,,eed, while operating upon his own
hook, the members of the bar would
generally turn in and help him.
Itwas in the spring of the year.
Taking his wife-a model of a we
-man in her way- in the old-fashioned,
-but strong 'carryall,' he journeyed
some forty miles, and reached a vil
lage where 'court' was to be opened
the next day. It was long in the
evening of Sunday that lie arrived
-at the place and took up quarters
with a relation of his 'better half,'
by whom the presence of the official
<dignitary was considered a singular
-honor. After supper, Judge Young
strolled over to the only tavern in
1lthe .own, where lie found many
- friendi called to the place, like him.
self, on important professional busi
ness, and who were properly glad to
mdet him.
'Gentleman,' said the Judge, "his
quite a long time since we have en
.oyed o glass together-let us take a
drink all around. Of course Sterritt,
(addressing to the landlord,) you
have better liquor than you had the
*- aitimve. we were- here 2-the toift
you had then. was not fit to give a
Sterritt, who had charge of the
house, pretended that everything was
right, and so they went to work. It
is unnecessary to enter large upon
a drinking bout in a country tavern
-it will quite answer our purpose to
state that somewhere in the reign of
midnight, the Judge wended his very
dubious way towards his temporary
abodes. About the time he was
leaving, however, some voinger bar.
risters, fond of a 'practical' and not
much afraid of the bench, transfered
all the silver spaous of Sterritt to the
Judge's coat pocket.
It was eight o'clock on Monday
morning that the Judge rose. liav
ing indulged in the process of ablu
tion and abstersion, and partaken of
a cheerful and refreshing breakfost,
lie went to his rooms to prepare him
self for the duties of the day.
'Well, Polly,' said he to his wife,
'I feel-much better than I expected
to feel after that frolic of last night.'
'Ah, Judge,' said she reproachful
ly,' you are getting too old, you
ought to leave off that business.'
~Ah, Polly-what's the use of talk
ing ?'
It was this precise instant of time,
that the, Jud ge having put on his
~~v.ercoat, was proceeding, awli ing
~to his usual custom, to give *is wife
a barting kiss~ that lhe happened, in
thrusting his hand into his pocket, to
lay hold of Sterrit's spoons. Ie
jerked thoem out. With ant expres.
sion of horror almost indescribable,
lie exelaimed
'My God ! Folly !'
'What on earth's the matter,
Judge !'
~Just look at these spoons !'
Dear me, were d'ye get them ?'
'Got toenm ? Don't you see the
materials on them?'-extendinig them
towards her -'I stole themn.'
'Stole them, Judge ?'
'Yes, stole them.'
'My dear husband, it can't be pos
sible I--From whom ?'
'From Sterritt, over there-his
namne is on them.'
'Good heavens ! how could it hap.
'-I know very well, Polly, I was
voy'y drunk when I camie home,
wasn't 1 ?'
'WVhy Judge, you know ar old
habits when you get among those
'But was I v'ery druuk !'
-'Yes you was.'
'Was I remarkably drunk when I
g'et hond6, 3-. Young ?
'Yes Judge, drunk as a fool, and
forty tinies as stupid'
dropping into a chair in extreme de
spondency, 'I knew it would come
to that at last. I have always thought
that something bad would happen to
me--that I should do something very
wrong-kill somebody in a motion of
passion perhaps; but I never imag
ined that I could be mean enough to
be guilty of deliberate larceny.
'But there may be some, inistake,
'No mistake, Polly. I know very
well how it came about. That fel
low, Sterritt keeps the ineanest sort
of liquor, and' always (lid-liquor
mean enough to make a man do any
sort of thing. I have always said it
was mean enough to make a man
steal, and now I have a practical il
lustration of the fact !'-and the old
man burst into tears.
'Don't be a child,' said his wife,
wiping away the tears; 'go like a
man, over to Steritt-till him it was
a little bit of a frolic-pass it off as a
joke-go and cpen court, and no
body will ever think of it again.'
A little of the soothing system op
erated upon the Judge as such things
usually do; his extreme mortification
was fully subdued, and over to Ster
ritt's *he went with a tolerable face.
Of course ho had hut little difliculty
in settling with him-for, aside from
the fact that the Judge's integrity
was unquestionable, he had an ink
ling of the joke that had been played.
The Judgc took his seat in court;
but it was observed that ho was sad
and mlelancholy, and that his mind
frequently wandered from the busi
ness before him. There was a lack
of sense and intelligence that usually
characterized his proceedings.
Several days passed away, and the
business of the court was drawing to
a close, when one morning, a rough
looking sort of a customer was ar
rAigned on n cbargn-of .toaalinj .V.
ter the clerk had read the indict
ment to him, he put the usual ques.
tion :
'Guilty or not guilty ?'
'Guilty, but drunk,' answered the
'What's that plea ?' exclaimed the
Judge, who was half dozing on the
'Ile pleads guilty; but says he was
drunk,' replied the clerk. -
'VIat's the charge against the
man ?
'Iie is indicted for grand larceny.'
'What's the case ?'
'May it please your honor,' said
the prosecuting attorney, 'the manl is
regularly indicted for stealing a large
sum from the Columbus I lutel.'
'Ile is, ley ? andI be pleads
'lie pleads guilty, but drunk.'
'Thle Judge was now fully aroused.
'Guilty, but drunk ! that is a most
extraordinary plea. Young m1au,
you are certain you were drunk?'
'Yes, sir.'
'Where did you get your liquor ?'
'At Sterritt's.'
'Did ye get none 11o where else ?
'Nat a drop, sir.'
'ou got drunk on his ihjuor and
afterwards stole his money ?
'Yes, sir.'
Mr. Prosecutor,' said the Judge,
do me the favor to enter a nolle pro
sequi in that manm's ease. That Ii
quor of Sterritt's is mean enough to
make a muan do anything dirty. I
got drmunk on it the other day myself,
and stole all Sterritt's spoons. Is e
lease thme lprisoner, Mr. Sheriff. I
adjourn thme court.
Let us introduce our readers to a
small chamber in a country parson
age, in the latter parmt of last centum
ry. The room prmesentedl a perf:ct
licture of neatness, (ieit, anid re
pose. It was very phiinly furniishmed,
but manifested a certain eleganmce
and refinement in the arrangcemt
of the few simple orna..ments on the
chimney-piece, the flowers and books,
and the old china-cup of cooling
d rink that stood on a small round ta
ble by the window through which
the warm air of summer stole softIy,
Iaaden with perfume from the mignmo
netto anid stocks that Iloumrishied in
the gardlen beneath it. T1hme sun's
rays, broken by the fresh green
leaves of a large w'almnt tree cast a
clear pleasant light through the
snowy dlimity-curtains of the bed on
thu face ot an invalid who lay there,
gazing with the listlessness of weak
ness on the glimpse of blue sky visi
ble from the open casement. It was
a countenance that sun-light might
he imoained t') la n good and
gentle was it. Nor did its express
ion beliC the heart within. A holy,
charitable, unselfish man was that
village pastor; but with the resem
blanco lie bore-and it was a strong
one-to Goldsmith's portrait of his
brother, there mingled much of the
thoughtlessness and improvidence of
the poet himself, and the consequence
of his boundless charities, and of his
ignorance of money-matters, had led
had led him into embarrassments,
from which he saw no escape.
Ile would have cared little had
his difficulties affected his own com
fort only; but they fell likewise on
those dearest to him, and anxiety
for their sakes, preying on his affec
tionate and rather timid spirit; the
propable shame of an execution in
his house, and the nervous horror lie
felt at the idea of being consigned to
a prison, had brought on his present
illness, and haunted his thoughts as
he lay there in solitude after many
restless nights of agonized and per
plexed reflection, listening to the
church bells ringing for Sunday ser
vice, at which a stianger was to fill
his place. From the days of Whit.
tington to the prcsent, the inagina.
tion has frequently given a language
to those airy voices; and the poor
pastor, as lie lay overpowered and
exhausted by long hours of painful
and fruitless meditation, felt the
nightmnare, like a load of care which
oppressed him, pass off as he listened,
anid a childliko faith in the goodness
of Providence once more dawning on
his mind. We do not pretend to in
terpret what they whispered, but it
is certain that, soothed by the chimes,
lie yielded to a gentle and profound
slumber, in which his wife found him
shortly afterwards.
Care was at first taken not to
break this desired repose; but -as
nor. Ovening',jiight, Hili. jn.leroM
day passed, and still it continued, his
family became alarmed, and tried to
rouse him. In vain! The awful
slumber was as inexorable as that of
death itself. It bound his senses in
an iron irgetilness. le could
not be awakened by sound or touch.
Sun after sun rose and set, anid still
the deep sleep continued. Mean
time the evils lie had dreaded gath
ered around his famiily. His 'hys
ical condition preserved his personal
Freedom; but an execution was put
i his house, and his wife and daugh
ters were exposed to the direst evils
Af poverty. The rumor, however,
)f his tranced-ike slumber was noised
broad, and reached the lordly dwell
ing of a nobleiai who resided near
the spot, though he was not one of
the clergyman 's palzrishioners. Ble
ing much given to the study of phys
ical science, lie visited the parsonage
to request permission to see the sleep
er, and thmu learned the varied sur
row that hal lidleni oii its gentle in
imates. With equal delicacy and
generosity he proil-red as a loan the
Means of paying tle harsh creditors
assuring the poor wile that if her
husband shoul ever wake, lie would
give him the meanams of repaying the
pecuniary obligation. Thle offer was
thankfully accepted, aind the dlebt
discharged. For the fi~llowinug two
lays Lord E wats a regular visi
tor to the proae
Sunday mornmin ig a gaini dawne'iid
once mornve the snlighut fell on the
sleeper's pilhuw, andl the bells called
meni to pray . .Ikeside the couch
were seated the miserable wife and
her- inoble friend. The faint, rega
lar brhingslii of the trance-chained
mani de epenaed., andh to Iher ainious
ar the difference wats percep tible,
though Lord E-sook his head,
as shei tol him of it. She bent c
ger-ly over the pillow; there was a
3.lighzt flutter of the eye-lids; she held
her breathi, andi clasped her hands ini
ii agony of expectation aind daiwining
hope. Thle hand, so long motionless,
stirred; the eycs opienedl; she c-midi
nmot speak for overpowering joy.
The sleeper raised his heal, sli ghthy
;umil ed oin lier andt ob~ser-vedt, 'I
though t I hiad slept lonyer-- the bell
hias not vet ensed inugiiig!
Ille wais un conascious th at a uhIole
wveek hadn elaupsed since' its tonies hadl
soothe' l imut to resit. 'The wife fint
alid wa~s counveye\'d froim the chain
>er. Thle dtortI was sunnnoned;
me founduu his patient weak, but not
thierwise ill. A still more extraor
linar-y menttal cure haul been effec t
ed by the geniius of Sleep: he had
totally forgotten his threatened difli
eulties, and froma that hour recovered
raialvy. Tu-a P--- -ntred a
living of somo value 'on him; and
when lie was strong en6ugh to bear
the disclosure, his wife informed him
of the loan so nobly bestowed on
them, and the suffering from which
he had been so marvellously preserv.
ed. The lesson was tot lost. The
new rector benceforword strove to
unite prudence and generosity; and
a career of worldly prosperity, as
well as the far greater blessing of an
implicit and cheerful faith in Provi
dence, attended the renewed life of
the sleeper awakened
In this instance, the sleep or
tranco was dreamless and uncon
scious. But there is one remarkable
case on record, in which the body
only of the sleeper wras subject to
this death-like thraldom of slumber,
the mind remaining-pwake; and the
account given by the individual who
entered this interval-? life in death,
is very singular and interesting.
She was an attendant on a German
princess; and, after being confined
to her bed for a great ength of time,
with a nervous dis 'V, to all ap
pearance died. Sh6as laid in a
coffin, and the day fixed for her in
terment arrived. In accordance
with the custom of the place, funeral
songs and hynns were sung outside
the door of the chamber in which the
fair corpse lay. Within they were
preparing'to nail on the lid of the
collin, when a slightmoisture was
observed on the brow of the dead.
The supposed corpse was of course
immediately removed to a diflerent
couch, and every mcais used to re
store suspended vitality. - She iecov
ered. and gave the Iailowing' singu
lar account of her seLsations:
'She was perfectly .onscious of all
that passed around he she distindy:
heard her friendsasp4 ing, and la
mnenting her death; 'e felt the'm
eiothe )eil tie -i f.t1
grave, and place her in the coffin.,
This knowledge produced a mental
anxiety she could not describe. She
tried to speak or cry, but vainly; she I
had no power of. utterance; it was
equally impossible for her to raise
her hand or open her eyes, as she
rainly endeavored to do. She felt
as it she were imnpiisoned in a dead
blody. But when she heard them
talk of nailing the lid on her, and C
the mournful imusic of the funeral
byrmns reached her ear, the anguish
,r her mind attained its height, and
ag.onry mastering that awful spell of
Alnatural slumber, p oduced the mois
Litre on her brow, which saved her
rron being entombed alive.'
One more little anecdote of a some.
what similar kind, which was related
to us on the authority of a Hastings
[isheriran, and we will close our pa
per. It occured during the cholera.
The people of Englan have an
.siiscopal horror of this terrible
scourle, and nothing will induce
them to blieve that the indection is
i tire the air., and not in the pIrson
alectel by the complant; conrse- I
Juently it was difficult: in some pda
L:CS, to per-suade tihemr to perform thre I
last oflices for the dead, and1 threy
brnried tire inrtermntn of the victimrs
f thre pestilence with urrseemr-ly prne.
A poor seafaring mnani, who had
been longr abs ent f rorr Ihis Inativye la nd.
returrning' hrome at thre thrre it waS'
min g', fon that is wife hand bieenr
deta-l about three d avs, and thrat h er
~cllinr had b een placedl in a roomi with~
throse of others, who Ioodginrg in thre
samec dwelling, had also perishred of
thre disease. G reatly afflictcd, tihe
m:ilor irnsisted oin seeing~ Ihis dead
aife. Ther rneighbor3 wonr2.d have d I
u:rle1 I hirm, but, Ihis affectionr anrd
grief dlisdainied all tear, arnd Ire rush
e 1 into thre chambrier of death.
Th1e re, forcin g openr thec lid of thre
colli n, an I bending our~ tire corps
thre rude rmrarine- sired tears w hich
fell fast upon tihe pallid face, when
sudldenrly a sound, Somrethriing like a
aigh, was emitted fr-om thre whrite Ii ps,
r rd tire n ext hmite thre exhauinsted
urd death like sleeper nenerrd hrer
-yesJ anrd gazed upr hi~ s lace? Thre
joy of the poor fellow ninuy he imrrag2in.
Ad. ,
We inighrt, muipl y instzances of
Iis pnhrernormnn, hut as they wurdhl
[proplably be0 famiiliari to thIe reader, I
we shall but add a wish that the old t
adage, 'too miuchn of ai good thing,'
may not he foumrl a practical trumthIm
with regard to Ihis sleepi; arnd wish.
To all a:ndn each'I au fair go d night, I
And pleasting dre:rnins arr nd m r liht.
From the Boston Olive Branch.
FCssIe Jilkins to her Friend
way Down East.
reu think its a long time sense you
ieern from me. I should a writ
fore, but I've been reel sick with
he flewenza, and then I had sum
bin the doctor said was browncreet
irs in my throat. I don' no what
:ind of browncreeturs they wer, but
hey choked me so that I couldn't
peak nor write necthur. I should
eally a liked to have seen one on
i0, but they didn't gin me a chance.
L'hat ere docter did'nt gin me a bit
>v medsin; he only made me stick
Lout my tung, and then he would
ay two little white things on it about
s big as the head of a pin, and
nade me take a teaspoonful of wa
er twice a day out of a tumbler
ull with a bit of white powder melt
'd in it.
One day I ast him why he didn't
;in me sicli modsin as Dr. Sikes
laown in Hodgdon duz. He looked
rful cross, and sed he hadent
lie happiness ov knoin' Dr. Sikes of
Iodgdon, but he resumed he was
n all over-pathy docter, but himself
vas a morepathy, and that made the
lifer. What in time he meant by
)r. Sikes being all over sumthin' I
lidn't know, for I never notised nuth.
n particular, but I thort I wouldn't
lispose my ignorense to the docter,
o I kept mum and didn't speak nor
ay nuthin. At enny rate I found aout
that morcpathy means tew my
orrer, for that ere docter winted
le tu pay him twelve dollars for
bem six times lie cum. I never was
o profounded in all my born days.
Yhy, 1 was perfect struck with
hunder, and felt.as.if I was fuller of
ilowncreeturs .tan eveorI could.
't sphatjnc Oply think!Dr:
uddy sich lots of it, don't hav but
wo shillings a time, and this ere more.
athy doctor, that is so horrid stingy
f hisen, asks sich a lot! I don't
leve his konshuns is bigger than
ne of his pills. I gess the docters
ere make their fortins in a hurry.
t enny rate, is dredful dispensive
isness be in sich in these ere diff.
;ins, and if I ketch enny more otf
hem brownoreetus, I'll jest kite hum.
Ilow clew yew think folks git mar
id here tu Boston? They don't
tay tu hum and pervite their frens
u cum tu the weddin like is dew,
ut orf they traipse tow sum meet.
ii'ns and every buddy goes tu see urn
hat is a mind tu. I went tu one toth
ri day. Every buddy sot in the
iews a waitin' in anxhus inspeeshun
ur the wediners tu cum. Bumby
he folks all riz up in a desprit hur.
y, aid I riz tu, for I didn't know
vhat was to pay, and just that min
t I see the weddin a cummin up the
le. Fust cum a gal rigged aout in a
diate silk gown and fixins to match,
Aold on a feller's arim. Them was
he ones tu stand up, and rite be
jind cumn the bride and two fellers
ith liur. For the massy's sakes!
hiinks ses I, is that creetur a goin
o miarry t wo men tu wunce? Then
koncluded that the gal had two
triings tow bo, and meant tu hold on
u ema both till the larst inir. Well,
hey all miarched strait up tur the
rinister, who stood a waitin in a
shtite loose gown with sleeves tu it
iigger than a 1 -l bag, and then
lie minister tee1id his back and
:noeled daown, and the weddin
nreeled daown tu. I stretched opin
ny ears tu hear wh.at they prayed,
mt I dildn't hear nuthing but silence
-raps the gal was a muakin 'up her
rind which feller tu have. She had
an a proper nice white gown, but
loii't yer think rite on the hack of'
ier lied was hitched a grate long
>iece of white lace that hung way
laown her back. I ast cuzzin Jem
na what that was fur, arid she sod
twas the bride's vale. I never knew
fdo that vales were tu kiver folks
s back inistedl of their faices. Thelm
t'eddinr gals didn't have nothiin on
heir naked backs, anud I should a
bort they would have kort their
leths a cold.
Pretty soon they ri u'p oirf their
noes, and then the minister began
lie sacrimony, and thort I to be
arc that ore bride was a gittin mar
'ied tum the feller next to her, but if
~ou'll bleve it, the parson nst that
eller it' he'd give the won an awpay
u other man, and sur'e enruff ho did
itc orf; lie took holdit on *hur hand
ind stuck it-inter the other feller'o
hand-, and backed out the scrape in
tirely. I deklare! I pitied him reel
bad, tho he didn't seem to keer nuth
in about it. At' enny rate I should
rather a had him enuff site than the
feller the gal finished gittin mar
ried tew.
Yew wouldn't ketch this child be
ing' so ficklomindid as tu git half
marrid tu one chap, and then gin
him the sack rite afore every buddy',
and finish orf with another feller. I'd
stay an old maid one while fust, but
then they aint no akountin for Bos
ton peeple's noshuns.
Well. after the erupsliun, the wed
din went on nicely just as if nuthin
had okured. The feller gin the
bride a ring, and promised tew give
lur all his worldly goods (I sposo he
keeps store) and she promised lots of
things, and at larst the minister told
the feller he was a man, and the Val
that she was a wife, so she haint
got no husbaud after all, only a man.
-When 'twas all threw with. the
weddin went daown the ile, and
all the folks rushed aout pell mell
to see um git inter a carriage.
Now look a hear, Dorcas Ann, if
ever I dew git marrid I'll be spliced
in Hodgdon meetin'-us. Ill set the
Boston fashun daown, there, and
won't there be a high old time about
it. Parson Stebins shall have a loose
gown, for I'll make him one out of
a sheet drawed up a round the
neck, and a pair of piller-cases for
sleeves; but I know one thing, I'll
stick tu thofust feller-he begins tu
maary me tew, and It will be mor'n
Parson Stebbins cari dew tu make
ime swap.
Well, good by till next time. Yer
needn't expectme hum yit, for I
shan't see all'oston till. I've win
tered itad summered. it tew.
In offering a few words on polite
ness, we must do as it is said of cei
tain ministers who tell their hearers
to do as they say, and not as they do.
We make no pretension to extra po
liteness; but wo do like to see per
sons polite. And by this we do not
mean a sickening Frenchified dandy
isin, which deals in soft words and
foolish flatteries. All bows and smiles
is not yet essential to that we want.
Smiles may be better than frowns,
and bows than a stiff neck. But the
thing desired is a proper attention to
the wishes and feelings of those who
happen to be in company, and in
matters of business, kind words and
a respectable deportment.
Politeness will study to plenee, and
to do this, it will give up its own pre
ferences where principle is not com
prised. It never uses hard words,
nor speaks in an arrogant or over
bearing manner. It uses suavity and
kindness to inferiors, and is affable
to equals, as well as courteous to
superiors. It will go out of its way
to accommodate, yet it will never put
others to needless trouble or inconve
nience. It will show the same re
spect to a stranger, that it does to an
acquaintance. All are viewed to be
fricnds, when they are not known to
be enemies.
A diSposition and course of con
duet of this kind, will surely lead to
success. A cross, sour, unaccommo
dhating or impudent' man, will be
marked and shunned. Ihis credit
must suffer and his business move
heavily. His affairs will be embar
rassed by frequent change of help,
and his ill-will beget the same dispo
sition in those who have dealings
with him. But the kind and accom
modating man will have custom and
friends, and every body will court
his society, and give him a good
Policy, if nothing else, should lead
every man who relies on .public pa
tronage for a support, to use polite
neoss to all. A single impudent clerk
in a store, will drive away more cus
tom thtan t wice the value of his wages;
whilo one noted for politeness, will
draw erowds of customers, wherever
he is. A saucy or unaccommnoda
ting omnibus driver-, is sure to cause
an opposition line, and drive' his for
mer customers to patronize it. A
railroad conductor of the same class,
will send the same travel on to the
'other route. And so with the cap
tain, clerks, and other eflicers of
steamboats. The public soon 'will
find out who are polite and attentive,
and' such they will amply reward...
What-it in tru.c in rmatirm f buna
ness, is equally true in
tions of life, Politeniess 4pa P,
one's way through the ~dd
more than is generally stigoed
And it produces bappinesalti at
who experience its favora.irrealit'; "
costs nothing, and f0ield,
rything iu the 'aof s6bi
mnent. .Try it, yo sour,a
accommodating souls, who
thought of any body but 1
Olivesl. Pcu"1
From the Journal of Comlu
- GENTi.EME:--Pleage infrmy
through the columns ofyour Iiab -
paper, whether it was an AMrI
an English steamer that :firstero
the AtlnntiesOcean, 'ndwsIat a
name of such*isteamer, ajd, o Vgb
so doing.
Yours ver# respect
New York, April 2d, 1853..'
'T1his question has been repeate yi
ery yCar or two for thelast. .ecade -
and replied to in the fullest a4nser
but as there may be othei ihe
dition ofour correspondent we
drawn from our files the folle
The Aimerlean Steamship Sa i
nah "was the first ship of t e
struction that undertook to. mak6 h
voyage across the Artlntie 'he
the words of Marwade's 4(Lieor^oo
Commercial Report, which fchromie r
the arrival of this vessel in Liverpool
The same writer adds that' her-alp
proach to port unaided withr ain
gle sail, displayed the power-and a
vantage of the application ofsteam t
vessels of the largest size.
"The Savannah" was built ai o
lors Hook, in this city, by Croe
Fickett, fr a number of gentleme
who desi ned selling her to die 6Ei
peror of g ussia.
Shie.icasurcd 3$0 tons, -as
rigged,'and provided ith a hor
zontal e :ne .She sailed 4ro M
tho c.nna, n Geod 0 M9.
ter a voyage 9f twentyfivedys ne
cording to Marwade's Com Report
eighteen of which she ias understam.
Another account, furnished us, fron.d
the recollection of one of her, officers
who went out in her, gives the tme 0
cupied by the voyage as eighten daya
seven of' which she was under steam.
When partially across the Atlanie, het r
wheels were taken off, on acdu ent it
fiel, so as not to impede her progress
when inder canvass, but replaed u
on nearing the English ceast,.i-as
to enable her to finish the voyageas
it had been commenced-under sten
As it is now nearly thieebygars
since we alluded to these facts tiavo
lowing incident, then mentioned i
bear repeating: The sight of so novel
a craft, described by the English pa
pers as of "beautiful inodel" 'ei
tering the harbor "withqut theas
sistuanec of a usingle sail, ed
not only "gratification," b 's
tonishnent." As she wAs go
ing up St. George's channel, the oln
mander of the British fleet yi tierei.
was utterilv it a loss to ae~od for
her remarkable appearance, eivel6ped
as she was, in heavy clouds f iiok'e
and movmg without the aid ofeaa
vass. Ile neturally conjectur'ed st.o
must be on fire and in distress, a'a
sent off two cutters to her rpliof; bn
finding his assistance was not wanted,
lhe brought her to with a shot, and sat
isfied himself by examinatloji tha
all was right, when she was permitted.n
to proceed.. She was receitedit' the
docks by large erowds tliathmdaas
semabled, with cheers and .conigratula \
tuons. In after years, the Ro0 [email protected]+
liam and Sirius followed, and.I 838, the '
Great Western (all British.)
The first British steamei that erissed
the A tlantic was the Sirius frafl(Cork,*
which entered this hairborion Th'kern.
ing of the 231 April, 1838. 8he was
followed four hours aner by the Brt
ish steamer Great Western freon Bris
tol. Tho voyage of the Sirias ivas
made ini eighteen days; that 'ofthce
Great WYestern in fifteen. 'The Siri
us was conseqiuthy the first Biish
steamship that arrived in the Uinited
States direct from England s4'
the first that arrived from ainy qart"
as a regular trader.
Thle faicts contained in theane \~.
commnuniicaion, which *e' ehauee to
find in a Georgia paper just otie o
hand, havte chiefly appeared inu~ u
coluns; but we copy it in connection
with the informnation sought by onr
own correspondent:
1?keeipt for a Cough/.-Take 04
of sweet Alhnids, and Syruptof Bal
sam, of each two onees; u~ fouo
of Barley WVater, and thirty dops or
Spirits of Sal. Volatile; shake then
well 'together, and take ~ telage
spoonfuls when ithoW9ugh is trouble
sonmc. sif this.Medigine..dosantt
move llimg iiae~3 in :eg i, wi
.jhabsolaielynecheasa tobe bledai

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