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the "Southern Refrain" or "What'll you take?" by the author of "Straws,' as a graphic and: lively sketch- of one of the peculiarities of Southern manners. By the way "Straw," as j we must style him, is one of the readiest wri-, ters of the day, and has a happy facility in j dashingoffinabold and spirited style, accu rate and flippant sketches of public buildings, ,n . r,lnrP of resort abrbad, blending at the ' sentiment, humor and same time, wit and senium , .. . I feeUne, Avith the most mcongroouuojt.--w liberate conclusion is, and we care not who hears us say it, that "Straws" is an original. RESrMPxro. We learn by the Augusta Sentinel & Chronicle of the Gtli inst., that the Governor of Georgia has issued his proclama tion requiring the Banks of that state to re sume specie payments on the 1st of February next. Maine. Joshua A. Lowell V. B. has been elected after a long and exciting contest, as member of Congress from the Hancock and Washington Congressional Districts New Sr-ECiES or Cotton. A specimen of new Cotton, brought from South America, and called the "Rio Cotton," has been raised in Alabama, the staple three inches long very fine. Try it. "Do Buy Me." This is an expression used by the Georgian girls who are offered for sale in the Constantinople slave market when they happen to see the face of a man that pleases them. A correspondent of the Boston Post writes thus upon the subject. "It is a scene that made a deep impression upon me; there are seen our fellow creatures, like horses or others cattle, exposed for sale, and yet the merriest looking set of creatures I ever beheld The greater portion of them come from Abys sinia and Nubia, and are blacks. In the houses which surround the yard of the slave market, are the Georgian slaves, pnd among them are some really beautiful: they have the advan tage over the Circassians in complexion. They looked at me in passing with a good humored smile, and some of them said in a few words, which I understand3 be, "Do buy me' They would like European masters, but the Franks are not permitted to purchase. The price of abeautitul, accomplished and youthful Geor gian slave is 600. Two Scexes in Richmond (Va.) are. thus described by a writer in one of the papers of that city. They relate to the night in which Faxny Elssm.k recently appeared in the Theatre of that city, and the first briefly de scribes that scene:"" "She floated about like a fair but very vo luptuous looking spirit, and cut her toes hither and thither, and swayed her body to and fro in a way which was a caution to all inflam mable young gentlemen, gray-5 eaded or not. The lovely creatures who graced the scene looked on enchanted, and made all bright with their smiles; the vast crowd of men shouted and applauded with their whole might, and ui8 oeauutui dancing woman, giving mem an extra flirt or two, which she threw off in a per- ect agony of delight, made her bow the cur tain dropped, the dear Fanny tapping her Wring your-neck-ofT upon the shoulder, said 'dere, dere is to one thousand dollars almost now let us go.' But the audience said no, and they shouted and screamed, and thumped lor her to come out and "At that moment, in an obscure hovel, open in many parts to the cold, biting winds, with out fire, alone sat a poor woman, holding to her chilled bosom, her sick and dying babe, hile upon a rude pallet of straw lay two shiv- enng little creatures, her children, too. Her J'e was heavy with watching, her cheek sunk tawith hunger and suffering, her heart filled ith the very gall and bitterness of life, bull how truly, oh! how truly, answered that heart fothepang of a mother's love, as she gazed Htq the innocent face of her dying babe; how st flowed thft tnnrs from eves which had taown little but sorrow' and weeping through Uany weary days how deep and fervent was ne prayer which came up from the very foun Jains ol privation and grief. There .was no arl near to sympathize, no kind hand to aid, wvoice to sooth the physician's healing art, aniy's angel arm came not to sotten the ;png moments of her poor babe; and as life acrea ana wavca in us lair uiii, uuu uie "to of the mother sounded in that - solitary as in the agony oi her grief she exclaim- 'a few pence had saved thee to me, my et babe as the sleepest on the pallet 'straw murmured in their uneasv. slumber; Mother, dear mother, cive me some bread' 55 the keen wind came through the crevices she clasped the dying child to her bosom; Jat moment, a dancing woman, a stranger, Tn ner wealth of thousands, and her ingots gold and R;i i-pr rr:ir1n hfr Inst nrranelul bow. a took the princely sum which was hers for .""'"merits' pleasant laoor. laW Spectators gave their last shout, the Hearl uncent .spirit winged its flight to cess Charllotte of the same force, fired 4,508 shots in three hours, or one broadside repeat ed every two minutes for 86 times. At four o'clock an explosion took place in the town of the most tremendous character, by which 1200 of the garrison out of 5 or G000 were kill: d, and the assailants took possession and found in the town some half million of dollars ia specie, and 300 pieces of field artille ry- As soon as this disastrous news reached the Pacha, at Alexandria, he determined to sub mit, and recalled hi troopsfrorn Syria, despair ing of any aid from France. Money matters had greatly improved in G. Britain. The demand for cotton was stea dy though limited. A large house (John Wright & Co. bankers) had failed. The Re public of Texas has been recognised as inde pendent by Great Britain. The Courier des E U. states that oflicial news of the submis sion of the Pacha of Egypt has been received at Paris.- The French fleet had returned to loulon. Upwards of 1200 horses had been destroyed by an inundation in the department of Ain in France. I - I on all ifi ulue momer ga zeu iu ucspan uy- Wi T fem'-ned to her of the litt e prattl w EUROPEAN NEWS. fona ave no room to give details of the Eu Britain Peu,s received. The queen of Great . iLin n.io k ii. . 1 . . .-, t l-ean i vcu delivered ot a daughter, sm. Li ii'in B-tAM a i i .i ii i ; i ers th. laiveu uy me Aiuea H bs .l ihe bombardment of Acre is report- frmr -"Ssn advices as terrible in the UIia their lOSS m kl led nr. ft ivnnn,(rl L?el!e.ro,P,hon 100 Sun "shiP red in vv.uunus.oj snot, ihe rnn- Consumption. The editor of the New Hamp shire Telegraph, in an article relating to the frequency of this disease among us, and its character, says. 'If there be a disease in this world of ills which seems in a peculiar manner to fit its victim for the fate which human skill 'cannot avert, that disease is consumption. To one who is full of life, and hope, and joy, the first conviction that it has fastened its death grasp upon him the fearful certainty of its end will flash through him with a thrill of horror more than that of most other diseases. Start ling it must be indeed, to tell for the first time, that there is a worm-gnawing at one's vitals, whose greedy teeth no human skill can stay startling to feel the certainty of disease within, whose end is surely death. But how soon does the spirit grow calm; and as he feels the disease tugging at his heart strings, and his strength wasting away before it; how calmly then does the soul plume itself for its upward flight how trustingly then does it lean itself upon the bo.om of its God, and when the flesh and heart grow faint and fail, how sweetly sinks to its final rest the victim of consump tion." "So fadf s a summer cloud away, So sinks the gale when storms are o'er. So gently shuts the eye of day, So dies a wave along the shore." From the New Orleans Ticayune. STJAU'S-To. IGO. "What'ix you take?" 'A Southern Refrain.' "Hallo! why thunder, it aint you! Lord! when did you arrive? I'm dev'lish glad to see you 'pon My soul as I'm alive; How did you leave the Captain eh Pretty well wide awake? - Here, Johnson, this is my friend Smith, Come, boys what'll you take?" "Smith! is that you? why Brown, here's Smith!" "No! when did you get back? I met you in Broadway you know 1 say, you kept the track; At Saratoga tx. 1 m told You gave the girls a shake Here Wilson, join us well, I sav N. S. What'll you take? "Excuse me aint you Mr. Smith? I met you, sir, last year; You're looking very well indeed D'ye spend the winter here? I've spent the summer past with Bob, Your brother for his sake You're doubly welcome back you are Indeed what tcilt you take?" "Isn't that Smith?" "Why certainly, I thought of course you knew him Here, Smith! here's my friend Peterson, -Just let me jvt yu to him;" 44 What, Peterson ah! I believe I've met you 'cross the lake?" "Of course don't you remember well, Come sirs, What'll you take? Slap "Eh! lord bless me Tompkins! come, Don't you strike quite so hard." "Why, lord, I didn't hurt you, eh? Next time be on your guard." "Hang you, you've taken all my breath You'd maku a steamboat quake" . "In course I would give us your hand Old horse!what'U you tike?" "How arc you. Smith?" "Ah! General, I'm glad to see ye excuse me" "Oh certainly what'll you take! You must now -don't refuse me" "But, General pray drink with me Oblige me something do take." "No, what'll you?" "No what'll you?" , "No, d nit what'll you take?" "Doctr!" k,Ah, Smith! why bless my soul ... From whence have you alitf Mrs. P. dream'd about you come , I've got an extra - 'bit.' "Well, Doctor, how's the season been?" "D d healthy didn't make Expenses nothing like it Never mind, what'll you take?" "Why, Smith! my dear young friend indeed This is pleasure truly" . "Thank you dear Judge, have you been well?" ,. "Yes, sir I've look It cooly; " You met my Tom?" "Oh yes, Judge" "well How was he? a sad rake r . , I've Ulked to him, but let Kim run , Come boy what'll you take?" Well, Gbn. Geokge P. Morris, you're The nation's s-mgster- granted; But here's a national 4refrain,' Which, somehow, you haint chanted; The nigger tunes is all used up Your laurels is at stake; . But don't be jealous will you eh? That's right what'll you take? . The Illinois legislature, by' a; vote of 64 to 28 have decided not to pay the interest due upon the bonds of that JSiate. This is the fust brick thrown down from 'the .walls ot the national faitiiand the state of Illinois stands before ti e world in the shameful position of lefusing to pay her honest debts. Oh, shame where is thy blush! ? ; , A resolution has passed the House of .Rep. resentatives of Illinois, tocdl a convention to revise the constitution of that State. What we call Duetts. livery man oucht to pay his debts if he can. Every man ought to help his neighbor if he can. Every young man and woman ought to get married if they can. Every Representative in Congress and the Legislature, ought to inform their constituents what they are doing it they can. Every man should d hii work .to' please his customers if he can. Every man should please his wife ite can Every wife should "submit herself unto the will of her husbapd" if she can. Every lawyer should tell the truth if he can. . Every preacher of the gospel should be a christian- i he can. Every man should pay his Printer imme diately if he can. And finally, every reader may add to the above if he can. Dear Mr. Editor: I was tormented to death last night with the tooth-ache: the only momentary cessation of pain I 'experienced wos while I composed the following conun drums, and laughed thereat: What street in London puts you in mind of a tooth which has pained you for a length of time? Long Acre! When should you apply a sovereign reme dy to your tooth? When it is a king! By what ejaculatory exclamation would you declare that your tooth pained you? It aches, by gum! Why does an aching tooth impose silence on the sufferer? Because it makes him hold his ju! What town in Poland should you go to have it extracted? Pultusk! Which of your teeth are like a mantua ma ker's finger and thumb, when she is cutting out dress? Incissors? When do your teeth usurp the functions of the tongue? When they are chattering! Why is it, then, not to be wondered at that your teeth cause frequent disturbances in your mouth? Because they often make there more than one row? - But the con. which gave me the greatest delight, and after making whereof, I was so satisfied with myself as to have well nigh fal len asleep, and forgotten my pain, was the fol lowing classical conception: When does an aching tooth put you in the mind of Paris, with his bow and arrow, giving Archilles his mortal wound? When it shoots in the temple! lla! ha!! ha!!! London paper. ANOTHER BATTLE IN FLORIDA. Victory over Ciieciiichi's Party. We yesterday received the particulars of a victory acheived by the brave Col. Harney over Che chichi's tribe, and of .the death of Chechcchi himself. For this information we arc indebted to Capt. Burrows, of the schr. Emelinc, arrived here from New York via Key Vst. It seems that over a year ago a negro came into Cape Florida and informed the command ing officer that Chechichi intended to attack Indian Key. The officer paid no attention to this warning and the negro remained at vut the settlement. About the middle of Decem ber last Col. Harney heard of the circumstance and immediately went to Cape Florida and had a conversation with the negro. The latter told him that he could guide him to the Island where Chechichi and his tribe were secreted, but that he, the Colonel, must have at least 300 men if he expected to be successful. Col H succeeded in raising 90 men, and finding Uie could procure no more determined upon an expedition with this number and hazard an attack. They set off in boats, with the negro as a guide, and on i-eaching Miania River the latter said that the Indians were on an Island close by in the everglades. Col. Harney dis posed of his men in such a manner that they could completely surround the bland and at tack it on all sides, but owing to some misun derstanding of orders one of the officers made an attack too soon, giving the Indians warning. A severe fight, however, immediately ensued, in which Col. Harney's party were victorious after losing one man and having two or three wounded. On the part of the Indians two were killed and twenty-niue taken prisoners. Among the killed was Chechichi himself. He was shot by a private after a chase which lasted nearly four miles. Finding his pursuer near ing him Chechichi threw away his rifle; but the private soon got within shot when the chief sat down and raised one of his hands. l.) this position the former fired and lodged a ball in his side. Having one of Colt's patent rifles he, immediately discharged it a second time, the ball taking effect and causing Chechi chi's instant death. Among the prisioners taken by Col. Harney were seven warriors. These he had brought up and hung in presence of the rest of the pris oners. It is supposed there were about eighty warriors on the island, all of whom would have been killed or taken, had Col. llarney,s orders as to the mode of attack been strictly carried OUt. J;;.: ;-; V".; " -' '--'",:.' The women and children are now at Cape Florida, together with one of Sam Jones' men, who was on a visit to Chechichi. One of the females states that Sam Jones has two white women with him, who belonged to a brig cast awav ori the Florida coast a vear ago. The men belonging to her were all murdered by the Indians. At the encampment of Chechichi were found a ouantity of the effects taken at the time of the massacre at Indian Key, and also some of the ' rifles taken trom Col. Harney's men who were murdeed some time since. It may be recollected that Chechichi rftade a treaty with CoH. but that he broke it the first opportu nit'hat offered, attacked his men in the night when they were totally unprepared, and mur dered the whole party with the exception j of Col. Harney and two ot his men. i his breach of faith probably induced Col. H. to deal sum marily $vilh the captive warriors. An expedition, with Col. Harney as leader, was about to leave Cape Florida at the last dates, to proceed against Sam Jones. T ic warrior belonging to the party of the latter, together with the negro, were to act as guides and strong hopes were entertained tint the ex pedition would succeed. In addition to the Uvo white women, it was alo understood that Jones had a white man named Charles Stew art prisoner, all ol whom he compelled to work as slaves. The officer to whom the negro first related the , plan of the Indians to attack the Key, j now under arrest. N. O. Picayune ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. HAVING taken out Letters Testamentary at the Januarv Term of the Prohntn nnrt of county, on the estate of Andrew Graham, deceased, i ucieuy .iiuuiy an persons naving claims sgainst said estate, to present them lerrallv within the time prescribed by law, otherwise they. win De iorever oarrea. All persons havinsr claims against RaiA r:tnto .51l please come forward and pay up. A. 13. KOBINSON, Ex'r. Carrollton, Jany. 13th, 1841 ., 7-tG. Printers fee eight dollars. DCFTo the PnMic.QQ THERE will be an examination of the pu pils of the Middleton Female Academy on the 2Sth and 29th of the present month. Parents, guardians, and the friends of education gen erally are requested to attend. January 12, 1841. 7-t3. JUST Received, pr. Steamer Sun-flower, a lot of SUGAR, COFFEE. SALT. MOLASSES. HAN DLES, FLOUR, WHISKEY and SOAP, f-c. &c., which I will sell low for CASH or COTTON. J. H. GRUBBS. Marion, fYazoo River,) Jar. 14, 1841. JOttCC m SAM'L. B. MARSH $ TREADWELL S. AYRES, Having dissolved their partnership in the prac tice of the Law, the undersigned have associated themselves in their profession. They will keep their office at the old Office of Marsh & Ayres. One of the partners will always be found at the office. - SAM'L. B. MARSH, W. COTHRAN, G. F. NEILL. December 26th 1840. ni tf. fifa fi fa. oa bd. writs, to me SHERIFF'S SALE. McCaslin & TruswelldmVs. vs. R. T. Bouldin, et al. Ixancy D. Smith, vs Same et. nl BY Virtue of the nhovi sfntrJ irected trom the Honorable the circuit court or uarroll county, I will bfie r at public sale for cash, before the court house door of Car roll county, on the Third Monday in February 7teztt The following described land, to-wit: The east half of south west quarter, and north half of west half of south east quarter, and south half of west half of south west quarter of section one, township twenty, range four east. Levied on as the property of said defend ant, and will be sold to satisfy said claims and all costs. WM. BOOTH, Skerif. By Jos. J. Hodgs, Dptr, January 15th, 1841. 7-tG Printers fee 17 dollars. SHERIFF'S SALE. 7 Anderson and Driver, vs. fi fa. Thacker W. Winter. BY virtue of the writ in the above stated case, from the Hinds circuit court, to me di rected, I will expose to public sale for cash, before the court house door in the town of Carrollton, on the Third. Monday in February next All the right, title, interest and claim of the defendant T. W. Winter, in and to the fol lowing lands, to-wit: The west half north w. quarter and east half north cast quarter, and the south half of section twenty and the east half north west quarter, and west half north east quarter section twenty-nine, all in township twenty-one of range six east. The interest of T. W. Winter, levied on, and will be sold to satisfy plaintiff's claim and all costs. ...... WM. BOOTH, Sheriff January 14th, 1S41. r7-6 Printers fee seventeen dollars. WANTED, TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS of the Notes of the Mississippi Union Bank. Apply to tfie Proprietor of this Office. Dec. 5, 1840. oticc. THIS is to forwarriall persons from trading for a Note given by me to Igaiah McKim, for about &36o, 00, payable in Februai 1841, inasmuch as the con sideration for which it was given has failed, I am de termined not to pay it unless compelled by law. Wm. 3cD'MARTIN. December 25th, 1840 4 3t. SHERIFF'S SALE. Stanceil Cobb. I vs. I pi fi fa bd John Miller, ct al j BY virtue of the above stated writ to me directed from the circuit court of .Yalobusha county, I will ofler at public sale for cash, be fore the court House door of Carroll county, on the ' Third Monday in February next, The north west quarter of section six, town ship twenty-one, range four east. Levied on as the property of defendant Miller, and will be sold to satisfy plaintiff's claim and all cost. WM. BOOTH, Sheriff, By Jno. J. Hodge, Deputy. . January 15th, 1SH. 7-G Printers fee fourteen dollars. fifa SHERIFF'S SALE. James W. Abbev, ' vs. pi fi fa Mary Tilman,et. al BY virtue of the above stated writ, to me directed from the circuit court of Carroll coun ty, I will expose to public sale for cash, at the court house door of Carroll county, on the First Monday in February next, Five slaves, to-wit: George, Winney, vVagon er, David and Pomp. Levied on as the property of said defend ant, and will be sold to satisfy plaintiff's claim and all costs. . WM. BOOTH, Sheriff, - By Jno. J. Hodge, Deputy. January 21st, 1841. 7-t4." Printers fee 14 dollars. SHERIFF'S SALE. Hiram Buell, use &c. - vs. John T. Alexander. RY virtue of the above stated writ, to me directed from the circuit court of Carroll coun ty, J will offer at public sale for cash, before the court house door of Carroll county, on the ;'i '';"' ; V Third Monday in February next, " The three fourths of one eighth, an undivided interest in the town of Marion. Levied on as the property of said defend ant, and will be sold to satisfy said claim and all .costs. " : ' v. : WM. BOOTH, Sheriff, ' : Carroll county. January 15th, 1S41. v. : . 7-t5. Printers feo fifteen dollars. : SHERIFF'S SALE. Adams & Wilcox, vs. Thos. Carpenter. Br virtue of the above stated writ to me directed from the Circuit Court of Yalobusha county, I will offer at public sale for cash, at the court house door of Carroll county, on the . . First Monday in March next, The west half of north east quarter section thirty, township twenty-one, range six east. Levied on as the property of said defendant, and will be sold to satisfy plaintiff's claims and all costs. WILLIAM BOOTH, Sherilf, V By J?iQ. J. Hodge, Deputy. - Januarv 2G. 1811. 5-tds. ' ." -Printers fee twelve dollars. A liist of Letters REMAINING in the Fost Office, at Carrollton Carroll couaty, Mississippi, which if not taken out on or before the first day of April next, will be sent to the General Post Office as dead letters. A pls.fi. fa. Anderson, AG Austin, John T Bronte, John 2 Black, Rev J Eutler, V & Co. Brooks, W M Bcasley, R E Bond, James Bingham, T M Cassels, Benj Cowen, Win. B Clark, Allen Davidson, G M Dent, Thomas Davidson, i) G Puren, W Downes, Thomas Estell, J C Easters, Andrew Garrett, Daniel Grubbs, JM Green, Willis Graham, Mrs Susan Grary, Leah Greenwood, Nathanl. Grubbs &. Blasdel, Garner, Wra Ilollingsworth, Christopher lleardy, Abraham Hendricks, Wm Holt, John Halsey, Eliza D. Mrs , Hawkins, Thomas Hawkins, T J Hargrove, II R Holmes, Mary C Jones, Mrs MP Jefferson, Henry 2 Irwin, J L Kennedy, B Kennedy, A F Kendall, WG Kerr, DA Loyd, E Dr. Moore, DA Murdock, W ty A McCaskill, John Moore, Saml. Martin. JF Jarsh, Mary R Murdock, Alfred Matthews, Thomas Mul ens, Louisa J AfcCarroll, A Parsons, C G Fatten, David Frcntiss, S S Peacock & Caldwell, . Rattle, Joel Russell, Wra R Read, Daniel c Shin pork Wm. Stevens, Henry . Stevens, W A Strange, M -Shelton, Henry Sykes, Benj. Trotter, J Tanner, Whitfield . . ... Withers, WE v Waites, J AC Wilson, A M Williams, S . Walker, Eliza Waters, FA ." Vaughan, W II WM. CarrolIton.Jany. 0th, 1811. 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Tanner, John Thomas, John Tyler, Daniel Walker, Jno W. Wardlow, Milton Wingfield, D L White, Franklin Walton, J G Vanhooter, Susn'r. SA.UNDERS, P M. , NOTICE, r. v . To the Stockholders of the Mississippi Union B ink, residing in the Fourth Banking Dis trict. ' Office Mississippi Union Bark, ) Lexington. Dec. 7th. 1810. BY a resolution passed by the Board of the pa rent Bank, on the lOlhult., you are requested to meet either in person or by proxy, at their Bank ing House in the city of Jackson, on the nr.j r r To take into consideration the aiTairs of the Bank, ariv your connection therewith as Stock-holders. : . E. B. GKAYoOIN, Uashjer. . Printers fee seven dollars. ' - -rr mf m. ....-. Rece ivix g, for ward t n r, f Ciw.-uw? .Jrr ' - chant. ''trion. Va. .'b''T lii v r r.- :'?! !;!