We commend to the perusal of our readers I
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
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
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
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.
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
'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.
"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
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
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,
Why does an aching tooth impose silence
on the sufferer? Because it makes him hold
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
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
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.
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,
G. F. NEILL.
December 26th 1840. ni tf.
fi fa. oa bd.
writs, to me
McCaslin & TruswelldmVs.
R. T. Bouldin, et al.
Ixancy D. Smith,
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
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.
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.
December 25th, 1840 4 3t.
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.
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.
Hiram Buell, use &c.
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. :
Adams & Wilcox,
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.
Austin, John T
Bronte, John 2
Black, Rev J
Eutler, V & Co.
Brooks, W M
Bcasley, R E
Bingham, T M
Cowen, Win. B
Davidson, G M
Davidson, i) G
Estell, J C
Graham, Mrs Susan
Grubbs &. Blasdel,
Halsey, Eliza D. Mrs ,
Hawkins, T J
Hargrove, II R
Holmes, Mary C
Jones, Mrs MP
Jefferson, Henry 2
Irwin, J L
Kennedy, A F
Loyd, E Dr.
Murdock, W ty A
Jarsh, Mary R
Mul ens, Louisa J
Parsons, C G
Frcntiss, S S
Peacock & Caldwell, .
Russell, Wra R
Read, Daniel c
Shin pork Wm.
Stevens, Henry .
Stevens, W A
Strange, M -Shelton,
Tanner, Whitfield . . ...
Withers, WE v
Waites, J AC
Wilson, A M
Williams, S .
Waters, FA ."
Vaughan, W II
CarrolIton.Jany. 0th, 1811.
Allen, David .V
Allen, Mr .
Barnes, II F
BarroA-, Mrs Eliza 2
Erown, Mrs S
Brown, Mn AD
Blunt. Grern B
Cox t Harrcll,
Carter, A .1
Duren, J B
Drake & Wood,
Drake, M 1)
Gillespie, A J
Greenwood, Nath!. 2
Gardner R W &, Co.
Grubbs, J M
Hull, A E
Haws, Mrs M
. Howell, Jeremiah
Harmer, C F
Healton, Roberson ,
Jones, Sylvester 3
Jrby, II A
Kennedy, Wm P
King, A M
Lesley, N R
AfcBroom, T J
. McGregory, Wnu
3IcCaskill, A L 2
Mitchell, Mrs A
Pierce, J F
Forter, J G 2
Rickets, Ab'm. .
Richardson, J E
Reynolds, Miss I E
Robinson, A B& JS
Walker, Jno W.
Wingfield, D L
Walton, J G
SA.UNDERS, P M.
, NOTICE, r. v .
To the Stockholders of the Mississippi Union
B ink, residing in the Fourth Banking Dis
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.- :'?! !;!
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