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,. Hioht, Loui8viueMi. W. Haihow, IVOSCIUS K, Ml, A. Kiith, Carthage. M Lm.l IlATJfEB. thnton, La. TERMsT lished every Saturday, aime Z)ofc annum, invariably id adtance. hi? rates, to wit: r or every ten hneS i nrsi inseriiuu, uiic uonar; ana lor bibseqaent insertion, fifty cents, pay advance, or upon first insertion. jding advertisements, every ten lines will tie jnseriect as loiiows : tree months $5 00 months ' ; - 8 00 ;jear . - ' , 15 00 rtisements tot marked -with the I of insertions, will be continued un Id, ant tharged accordingly. kuncing" candidates for office, for five dollars, tor State any District. Jars, payable invariably in advance. is on business won the office, to en- tention, must be post paid or free. y may be sent by mail at our risk, eipt is first taken from the post- iVork must he paid for on delivery, A GOOD OFFER. kjr person who will procure for us f subscribers and forward the cash postage, shall be entitled , to one the Jefleresonian fpr one year gratis BLD NOBODY jMARRY ME? . , V nit if Mount's. to! for a husband!, heigh-ho! fe's danger in longer delay!;, never again have a beau! nobody marry me pray? ; , to teel strange I declare: beauty my prospects will fade! myself up to dispair pought I should die an old maid! ut the beaux in ahull"! '.ight it a sin and a shame f In one had spirit enough 1 1" t me to alter ray name! - aedun roy nose at the short. ; blled up my eyes at the tall; ' ; - n l just did it in sport. - ; nowl have ho, lover at all! i im lire the plague tf hiy life!'" nara irom so many lo choose: one of them wish for a wife, Id I have the heart to refuse? i know for none have proposed! ear mei l m frightened 1 vow! iracious! -who ever supposed v l should be tingle till nowT . THE STEWARD'S DUEL. " ' X TALK OF HONOBi . BY HESEKIAH RINGBOLT. There was on board the Marin Vn'tin 1 dage common to all $hips, callnd a stewartfl whu was cenainiy a curiosity. Theshining2 black of his complexion wuuld vie with thai rcneetea image ot tue sui&n a tar-barrei between hissaueer lips were -seen iw$ thjee tobacco stained- lurks, when he df JUgneff to smile. His eyes 'resembled into parched peas; and woot fvrtotk b,r cvjuaiiy oi oiacK ami white. T esh and blood he had litil nf ht 7cl-: "Tv "V!. lnal llx mm " . oiu yaia too. further sport taken possession of Bif brain. ?"' '"'' 'This is no laughing matter,' said 1 why Mr. Pintle, I am astonished at you and David I am really sorry for you, for it waf indeed an outragecus insvltrand if, as you say, you think the $Uiii;upou your honor can only he wiped out with blood, my tfis tols are a) your service. However I hive no idea that Mr.Jonson will fight. A pistol will frighten him v - .".- ' I'll fight himJepiied David: yes sar, he shall light if he dou't eb'jt body cat! 'cm d; that fit him any way. I believe fELL ME WHAT LOVE IS. foeTfly heart, what love is? iveth but to rob souls and one idea, o hearts and but one to throb.' tell mc. how love cometh? comes and ah, 'tis here; ' hither, pray, it fleeth? .: kas not twas fancy mere. - when is love the purest? hen its own self it shuns; . when is love he deepest? ben love the stillest runs. when is love the richest! hoardeth when it gives; tell me, how love speaketii! ipeaketh not it lives. -. ,. .. a very fair proportion. His understanding was rather limited, his two little toes being among the-ihissing, which can be best ex plained jn his own language.. " V 'Whf, sir, I tell you how dese here toes beea tome gene. You see I was gwoiu to Bjifavia in the H , long with Capt Ned, three years done gone since last winter. Wecatched a northeaster in the bay, in quinsiconce of which my toes got bit, as it was perternatural cold. Wellwhcn they got thawe,J, they was excrutiatiug sore, and when we got to Batavia the excrutiating preponderated most excessive. So one day the doctor come board and look at 'em 'Steward,' says he, 'I'll amptate 'em to mor row 'Stiemely obliged,' ses I. So next day down come doctor, ; HJet up.on table' dare,' ses he. So I gets up. Weff he takes out a most bpprobious looking knife. 'Hallo, Doctor, ses L'whajou gwoin to dol - 'Cut your toes off rcs he. , - X , . 'Cut ray toes off,' ses. I: 'whjff tho't you was gwoin to amptate 'em. . 'So I am,' ses hej ; v 'Why,' ses I, 'ain't amptate a kiiuLpf a poultice!' i '.. Vveli, it that aro Dutch dtcr atd'nt Jan However, he cut 'em bofeToff, and' J learnt what amptate mcaut without a dictionary.' 'Stewart'.' "'. . 'Good gracious, dere's the old man holler-' in' arter me,' arid David hobbled down the companion way on his eight toes, faster, than you or I would have done on ten. " ; 5 11 my reaoera nave never been passengers let me tell them that they will always find themselves more comfortable by keping on the right side of .this important function ary, who, though lie seldom dares to be im pudent; is often sulky and perform services negligently for those who happen to fall under the bane of his displeasures. I have seen such unfortunate individuals with their hands in the suds, minus , a towel, singing out, 'Steward! steward!' to the peril of fht;ir"Tuncst fWhile 1lie dfklMwi'tm deck, leisurely flensing boots for his favor ites, and murmuring to himself, 'Holler 'spay dere do your troat good!' Now, as Iiap pened to be a passeriger, I was naturally de? sirous of having all the comforts that situ ation is capable of, for at best it is often a miserable one. The cook is a happier man than a passenger on a long Toyage, espe: cially if the latter happen to be a seaman. One has little to interest himself about. Books are overhauled and kid aside: meals eaten and for waut of exercise, with difli culty digested, for when you walk the deck you are sure to be in some one's way; if you catch hold of the weather main crace to i,nofif vnnr muscles, it is insiuuated that ......... mnrir rithmu vnii: & if nf tnmmisseration. 'I rcallv don t Want i. tr, nrr oinff tiA rnntain looks vnnr blood. I. am verv savasrerioiis witn thunder clouds as if he thought you was a pistol. I've killed a fiy, five fathom oll- criticisinR the trim of the sails. Oh, that so you better pologise.' & JVVel(" tnen, said I, 'you must challenge ftmhafs all. Now go to the galley and geime a coal oi are. ; While David went on this errand I step ped below and gave lonson his cue. Ere long that gentleman came leisurely on deck and walking to the leeward, looked over the side apparently in a contemplative mode. The opportunity of giving the chal lenge 'propria persona,' was not- lost upon David, who presented himself 'fore his vic tim with all the dignity of aJCpngo Senator, prefacing and accompanying his speech with a look calculated to intimidate a Napo leon, and with which he expected to over whelm" his antagonist in the twinkling of a bed post . , - . ' 'Misscr Johnson said he, you'te suited me, you hare put an inveterate stain on my dishonor,' that's only gwoin to be stermina ted with blood! Pistola is destinationed to be the arbitrationers, aud you will please desinate the time!' . Mr. Jonhson wa not annihilatednor Li he even, faint, ' On ,the contrary. Dave's surprise can, scarcely be imagined at Jiis unblanched cheek and sharp reply. ; . f ,'If it was not to chastise your impmjense, I'd not "condescend Ha meet you, bu you shall have your wish. l.et the meqti be upon the main deck thisVfternooii a ' 3 o' clock, after the Captain hai JurnijtUin. ? Mr Ringbolt, and Mr Pintle, I presume W act as seconds;' and he coo'.-Valkel avay, leaVing David too much asyonishedjto utter a word. The unexpected courage of Mr Johnson, when he anticipated the tr.'umph of calling him a coward), had entirely dis concerted the steward arid made him what he would fained have called his adrersaiy. Look here, sar, aid he, as soon as Mr Johnson had disappeared, 'look here! dat are young man gwoin to fight! H'ho'd tot of dat?' - J Whv to be sureBTflleT TPfWnlle, 'you asked him,did'nt you? Now jWll have to fight anless you can buy o'Hdbg called a coward .' - 7 r r-;'ff " Me buy off! Mecwar- Tse not that chap no way! No sar. 'Wnly good, gra cious, Mr. Ringbolt, to be sent out of fhis sublunar hemisphere, in saich a stempora ueous way, makes mekind,o'--kind o' ?' 'Oh nonsense,' said I, '1 don't beaeve inai Mr. Johnson will come to t ie pinch. Yon had better see him again.' David was uot long in following mis advice. " Mr. Johnson,' he said,' I did'nt prexactly sennunate what you said a little wnne gone- You mean to say you rather pologise?' Apologise! sso l rattier ngni you.; Now' Mr. Johnson,' and he put on .an air W. Hobbeil's, Patkht Fxhk-Abms. we present on Saturday afternoon at ota musket invented oy uie aoovc nan. and never in the whole course ol es saw anything equal to this musket ndity and correctness oi nnng. . , a percussion cap, and loads at the The following will perhaps give piers some idea of the principle up chit is manufactured and used. piece in question has a barrel thirty ?ches in length, and carries an ounce Tho breech rolls to one side on a rod to it. secures the barrel to the stock n.when the breech is so jolledopen fttidge is slipped in pushed down pe anger tha breech rolled back land fired. ;-; 1-.' ; '-r,.t: Hubbell fired sixteen shots in a little tor minutes; eight of the "balls took in the target at seventy yards, and all rithin eight inche of the buU's eye ount of powr used for cartridges Bore tha nal1 ,ne usnai-cnargo or Mskts, (one pound oi powaer ma k hundred cartridics,) and yet at Irards the balls penetrated an oaken- )o inches thick, and flattened them- is thin as a wafer against a, ohck Tlie force with which it throws a indeed most suprising. Mr. Hub- wards fired , twenty-ona shots in ites and a few seconds-Home Jour. aid there are seventy thousand 'tod agriculturists in Great Bn- 7paring to come to this country. nip from England brings two or pared. :' 5 lady walking before a gentle- me a est niwsT uecaose sne is was a long tedious passage! "Two years before the mast' , was not halt so long a: ths in that shin's cabin. . However, as I was remarkisg, having a desire to be as comfortabla as circumstan ces would admit, I speedily insinuated my self into the two graces of the steward, by nf nd shirts, and trowsers, lODacuo iucaua v. i - . o,i nirtars nnd kine wnrds but this envi' oliU nmsitinn Was attended with this slight ,,roninrp that nil the eaiefs that swelled his gentle bosom found lent in my -Mnw vprp the. mnnrnful talcs I was cam. , moii.H tn listen to. unable to aliord re lief, especially when they concerned the 'old man,' who often amused himself wito y. .-rrtiio ctowart's head against a bulK h.H. to the imminent danger of the hitter's, The only title of consolation, I could give him for this frequent complaint, was advice tn h thankful that his shins escapee un- '"jnulfho naasAiiwrwas avoung gentle i .w. oriian from neglecting such sage advice as I have been giving enjoyed but little of David's good will and recieved .. . .iuiitin nnd service from him than he was absolutely obliged lo render. His clothes were never brushed, his state room left in disorder till night, and sundry other negligencies he experienced, all which 0 uuuvu I after u- w o hest he COU1Q, uniu v iMr nlace after this wise, i..,'ni, mv nccostomed wi hrMKfast one fine Saturday's morning and u.j nrpH nti toward me compuuiuu way, when out rushed David therefrom with bristling wool, and a most demoniac expres f pmintenanc. and bumped on decx, tt,A imriffe of raee and ugliness combined, .iT-nti t ATPinimed .'what nowl you look like a scared crow, what's the matter?' 'What's a-matter, sar?' Oh glory, you ,,t tn know what a-matter 7 Why he nnu 'w , . .r.o aar. tiat are VOUnK man 'truck meV And David's fury was un '1 11 tear out a liver! I '11 pull out a gi zard! I 'll hab his heart's biooar All which Amotions were accompanied with such oarM as nut the mate inte a cho- W fiTonaughter, and would have oper- Apologise! I tell you I won't apologise to a darkey! ha! ha! ha!' ' ' 'Well, just say you re sorry.' ?, 'But I am not in the least sorry '. I ? .Well then just say you 'truek me kind of accidental, say somcfin so as save your You miserable blacit rascal,' exclairaet Johnson, 'I see just how it is. You are sneakine coward, lou ve asKea me to fight, and you shall fight. If yov don't I'D rinave vou overboard on tho first dark This was a senior, vvnatever iaieui eon rase there was in David's bosom seem edto spread over all his anatomy' as h? muttered 'thet's an insinuation , you 11 b innnnitent for. sar dis afferhoon at 'tree n'clock!. . A wild and incxnhcable looK nnng aoom David's countenance that day He maae several mistake as to his dinner, putting salt water into his soup underboiling his coif fish, nn A bnrninc his pancakes all rWh railed down the maledictions of the 'old man' who threw a plate at his heed, and then cursed him lor breaking it, ana u- nallv charged it to his account. Cnnk said the steward'. 'after dinner was over and the two colored gentlemen were sealed on the spars, near tho galley, ,ci,;nfr tirir dishes. 'Cook. I feels a little discomboberatea, dui i m noi gum io mo timidated. Dis here may be the last time me and you sets here occupied in our pro fession. It liailS 1I1U13 CUliUUIIlCl, JVUU nrnmnted.' Now mine what I tell you tuL trit to be teward. ius vou troW "ut"J"" P." lS::. nnrAr dignity's what's got my life in joppady now. If ivsscnger irmes yuu, ju . nnrt tell 'em io irme wo luuuoi mm iv" . .... r ,. side "too. Howseoer, mis auewmim yvuii ' . . ' ikt mm n i n n see me act ukc gcmmaii, - . io,'e wish un clean 5 ' As was his wont, uapiam "" ed in for a snoose after dinner. The watch 11 were all occupied the usual 'soger employment of Saturday frnoons; clean im,,skets-all eagar to see the sport; of ,?:.T had an inkling. Mr Johnson and ti c steward appeared at the capstan at ?,"a"Lit hour, when the former pro- posed to the-l4Uer. a choice of seconds leavinihim to choose Mr. Fintle or myselt. The honor of being David Williams's sec ond was mine.- ,:.. "-"r The pistols were produced. Before load ivg, Mr. Johnson'oltered David also a choice of weapons.,." After trying the locks of each, and tipon due consultation with his second, he selected the one which seemed to throw .themosMbe; and now the enemy, wishing to.be ftbpye board in everything, allowed him to!elect one of the two bullets ; It devolved upon .me to load the wea pons, which I did first' for Mr. Johnson; slowly and surely, 1st powder, 2d wad, 3d bullet, (at which the steward shuddered, and turned as pa'e as a darkey convenient; ly could,) and, then a sjight wad over all, and finally primed the pan. ' 'Is that pistol loaded fairly?' said Mr. Pintle to his second. Yay as, sar faltered David. 'Now then for yours said I. 'So you see here goes the powder 'Yas sar 'Now the wad 'Yas sar 'Now the ball 'Yas sar-' 'And now the last wad.' 'Oh, lorry gorry, Misser Pintle, don't you tep on my toe what's cut off!' While he turned thus to express himself his bullet rolled down my jacket sleeve.) J: ! 'Come, come, what's the odds exclaimed I impatiently, 'what difference does it make about your toe? .You'll be going after it perhaps, directly. Now attend to more imi fortant business.' I was just ramming down the last wad in your pistol. Sea here now. it's primed. Are you satisfied, Mr. Pintle that your principal's pistol 'is fairly loaded? , "V Perfectly, sir replied Mr.;Pmtle, 'and he is now ready to take his staflbn Reader, imagine this deautiful specimen of Ethiopia, mounted on one gun, facing his antagonist, who stood on the other, at the short distance of twenty-five feet, and who was pointing the muzzle of a loaded horse pistol at his face. ; v, :. ? v ? '4 He had screwed his courage lip to the sticking point.but his pistol hand trembled so that his weapon would not have been dangerous, even if the ball had been in it, instead of in my pocitet, and his bones fair lv rattled, while the expression of his coun tenance was lifce , that of a galvanezed mummv. . : ' - AU i,terlng-wflA '.u-c-'V-.'";d every otl ocedTon with an appearamsjfVuwe. Ti.ncn stammered the steward. - 'No! I'll ratber blow your brains out - Well, then, sar, I'll pologize to you, saia David fairly overcome. j i'A iat A,r-4liat now Don't disgrace yourself by being called a coward, said his ecoiid. "Aim steaay, you-ii nn mm, aiuw. I.-1I go on to give the word. AH ready. Well one--two three Fire. ? j ; Simultaneously went off both pistols; Johnson's ball of Course over' the marie, while the steward made a leap irom the gun for the mam hatch, where he alighted on an fours, exclaiming, 'Good lorry gorry, am I Killed; Oh I'm dead but instancy jump ing up, ran to Mr. JohnsOn, assuring him that he was perfectly satisfied, and 'the stain on his dishonor was sterminated.' , ; ' The renort of the pistols, and the noise and laughter which ensued, brought Cap tain Westerly, half naned, on deCK, which circumstance having been anticipated all hands had resumed their occupations, ex cepting David, who had just begun to find himself alive, andstood pistol in nanu, spun bound by this new ceuse of terror. What's au that noise aoouti' roareu mo old man, 'and what's that thundercloud do ing their in the waist?4 'Oh, nothing sir said I, 'only the steward too a lancy to oiscnarge one oi my pis tols, which went off so unexpectedly as to frighten him, as you see.- In consequence ot this explanation the steward escaped the full meanure of wrath, being only ordered about his business, re ceiving but one buck as a hint to do so speedily. , ' . Thus resulted JuaTiu rrmiiuirs uuei. c still lives in ignorance of the abstraciion of his bullet, and maintains that 4de whiz of Misser Johnson's bullet' was what KnocK edhim down. " He'expte's's.'eu Annself to the cook as pretty well satisfied with his oppo nents apology, and acKnowieugment ot nis superiority, though he would have insisted on another shot if ,'de ole man hadn't woe up;' while his attention and obedience to Mr Johnson, for the remainder of the pas sage, evinced that this communication to the cook was stnctiy connaenuai. ,-; ,r Boston Mercantile Journal. ; ELECTIONOPPRESIDENT AND : ; VICE PRESIDENT. J;. : Tho electors for the several States will meet on the first Wednesday in De cember next, at places designated in their respective States by tho Legislatures, and proceed to ballot on separate tickets for President and Vice President. One, at least, of the persons voted for must be a resident of a State other than . that in which the Electors reside. - Tho e lectors required to make and sign throe certificates, each stating the number of votes given by them, and on two distinct lists the number of votes for President and Vice President, and for whom cast. Each certificate is to be sealed and cn dorsed, that it contains the vote of such a State for President and Vice Trcsi dent, and annexed to it a "certified list of the Elcctnrs of the State..' All are to bo addressed to the President of the Senate. . One of these certificates is to be car- rlpil tn its destination liv a nnrsnn an. pointed by the Llectors, or a majority of , themi in5 writing, for whieh service ho is to be allowed 25( cents per mile for ' his expenses going and ' returning, and is bound to deliver his charge at the seat of Government, on the first Wednesday in January next ensuing. The; second . of these certificates is despatched forth with hv"hfail.. and tho tin rff (lenhfiitnfl with the district judge of the district -where the Electors assemble". In caso " of the failure to.receive other certificates by the first Wednesday in January, itis the duty of the United States. Secretary, of State to send a special messenger for ., the one left in the custody of tho judgo as above mentioned. f , OrtJio firat Woiliinsrlntr nf TtVhrmrtr ' Congress proceeds to ascertain officially ' the result of the election. ' Tellers aro ; i :i..l t... iL. previously appoinicu, one uy iuc ucuiiw ; and two by tho House. At the hour specified for the purpose, the Senate re pair to tlio Hall ot the House, their clerk beartug the, certificates received from the several Electoral colleges of the States. Tho President of the Senate takes the chair, and after announcing the purpose of the joint meeting, proceeds to broak the seals of the envelopes, com mencing with Maine, and proceeding in -: geographical order, handing over each to the tellers, without reading. The subscription and contents ol eaclx , are examined by one of the tellers. Tho tellers then count the votes, andjmake duplicate lists thereof, which are handed to the presiding ofliceriwho announces the result, and declares we person, u any, who havo received tho majority of : . .i t-. i - l ull the votes given Dy ino tjieciors, iu ou chosen President and Vice President of the United States. Tfilie Senate then withdraw, ; their chief clerk bearing with, ; him the votes of the Electors; and one of. tho lists made by the . tetters, to do- ;. posite in the archives of the body. The President elect is then,-waitcd on by a joint committee of the twoIIouscs, and .1 If!.- T !.l I .1nt 4ViA QAtlntrt and notified of QetF election.'"" In caso that nft' person receives a ma- . dent; tlie House Ol ucpreseniauve nn-, mediately proceed to the choice by bal- . lot ior m? persons 11101 euuuuig uucuy :. . who have received he highest number of votes 'The vote in-such case is by States; each State being allowed ono vote only, a' majority of the Represcnta- tives of said State presfent deciding for1 whom mat vote snaii ub cam. juu rum for the choice of President consists of a member or members from two- thirds or the states, ana, a majority 01 all the Siatcs is necessary for a choice. ' 1 It' a President is not chosen by the 4th of March, the duties. devolve on tho Vice President, President of the Senate, or Speaker of the House of. Represen tatives, as is provided in tne case 01 va cancy by death, resignation, &c. Tn ths case of a failure to elec'. a Vice President, tho choice is made by the Senate from the two highest on the list of candidates. Two-thirds of the whole number of tho Senators is a quorum for the purpose, and a majority of the .whole number is necessary for a choice. ? " i The President elect is inauearatcd on , the 4th of March, the bath of office be ing administered to him by the Chief - ...; f .1.- 1T'.i.l i Tntlin'' .lumif'f! ill uiu uilliuu wiaica. ."a . . . ... ... 1 . . J Vice President tne oatn is aummisiercu' by a President pro tempore of the Sen ate chosen for the occasion. , , 'Virtue my dear uncle,' said Lord Varsrrave, ,4is a female; as long as she is private property bhoj ia uui public Virtue, ikc any pther pubic lady is a common creature, whostl dictates it were ridiculous to pay any attention to. Ori. Rkmsmbeti This The man who smiles and bows the most Is, not the one of the strongest love. He who truly admires - ana aumirin iuves, "o6'v" """u ,v "" the weakness of his heart. The best dowery to advance themarriago of a young lady is, when sho has in ncr. countenance mildness, in-her speech wis- dom,in her behavior modesty, and in ner life virtue-v J;..,r. My Dear sir," said a gcnlletnan to a hard drinker, ,'do stop toping, or you will wear, out the coats of your stomach.";. "Then let it work in its shirt sleeves,", was the calm repljr. ti -l ' jffT Jt-' ' .'" Virtue is not always the inheritance of splendor,' nay, we believe it is more often the inmate of the cottage than the palace.