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Etat de la Louisiane — Paroisse d' Iberville.
Vente de Succession.
EN vertu d'un décret ou ordre de vente à
moi addressee par l'IIon. la Cour du 6ètne
District de la Paroisse d'Iberville, daté le 6
Septembre 1850, J'otHrirai en vente publique
au plus haut et dernier enchérisseur,
MARDI 1« 8 Octobre 1850,
à 10 heures du matin à la maison de Cour de
ladit Paroisse à Plaquemine, la propriété ci
après décrite appartenant à la
Succession de feu Drausin Poujol
Un certain nègre nommé Eiwin.
La moitié du prix du dit esclave Erwin ap
partenant a Trasimond Richard, payable dans
tout le mois de Mars 1851, et l'autre moitié ap
partenant à la succession du dit Drausin Poujol
payable une moitié en Mars 1851, et l'autre
moitié en Mars 1852.
L'aequereur fournira ses obligations endos
sées à la satisfaction de l'administrateur de
ladite succession payable à l'office du Recorder
de la Paroisse d'Iberville, avec interet à raison
de huit pour cent par an «près l'échéance jus
qu'au parfait paiement.
Hypothèque spéciale sera retenue pour as
surer le paiement des dits billets et tous inte
ete éventuel.
Deputy Shérif
Paroisse d'Iberville, 6 Septembre, 1850.
Arrêté par John Randolph sur
le Bayou Goula, paroisse d'Iber
ville ; lo Une Jument craole bay,
de six ans, non etampé ; 2o Une
Jument creole brun, de cinq ans,
non etampé ; 3o Une Jument creole avec «on
poulin non etampé; Un Bœuf
jaune et blanc de huit ans, etam
pé d'un marque Espagnol; 4o
Un Boeufjaune de six ans etam
pé, No. 21. Ainsi, un Boeuf, blanc et
jaune, âgé d'environ 6 aiSPt etampé J.
Les propriétaires <fts dits annimaux peuvent
les réclamer et en prendre possession en prou
vant leur droit et en payant les frais, si iron ils
siront vendus par le sousigné juge de paix le
16 de Octobre prochain, a 10 heures a. *., sur
l'habitation du dit John H. Randolph.
814 G. S. ROUSSEAU, J. P.

L<mgley, Uttlejolm & Co.,
no. 66 magazine street,
(Corner of Natchez,) New Orleans.
IV<w Goods— îïew Goods.
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Fancy Goods
ft E. A.TÏLER,
39 Camp street,
JfJLt Is now daily receiving additions lo
his well selected stock, consisting
of FINE WATCHES of the best make, in Gold
and silver cases; rich MANTEL CLOCKS und
VASES; Gold, Guard, Fob, sjid Vest Chains;
Seals. Keys and Chain Oranments; Gold Pencils
nnd Pens; Thimbles, Buckles, new patterns of
Bracelets, Pins, Ear Rings nnd Necklaces; a beau
tiful assortment of Diamond Rings, Pins, Ear Kings
and Studs; Silve» and silver plated Ware; Silver
Card Cases, Snuff Boxes, &c.; Gold, silver, shell
and steel Spectacles, with glasses to suit all eyes;
Paper Machie; Fancy Goods, Fine Perfumery—to
gether with a great variety of other articles too n li
merons to mention. Strangers visiting the city
are invited to call and examine his goods, any of
wrhich will be sold at very low prices. oclO )y
C. ». If Ulf CE,
PKK.VtV.il fl.tr STÖBE,
# Canal st., New Orleans.
Hat«, Caps, Umbrellas, Trunks, &c. of every
variety—Panama Hats.
UTThc latest fashions always on ha d.
Particular Hals made to order. oc 10 If
This consignment dry goods
HOUSE is constantly receiving from the
northern cities lieavy shipments of Goods, which
are often ordeted to be sold forthwith without re
gard to original cost, and will therefote be offered
cheaper by from 25 to 30 per cent than the same
description ean be sold at any other establishment.
Constantly on hand n large supply of Plantation
Goods—Blankets, Kerseys, Linseys, Osnaburgs,
Sheetings, Shirtings, Towellings, Table Damasks,
Diapers. Linens, &e. Dress.Goods of every style.
Silks, satins. Cashmeres, Méritions, De Laines,
. Alpaccas, Plaids, Bareges, Muslin«, Gingham, and
Prints. Visites, Mantillas and shawls, Parasols
and Umbrellas. Hosiery, Handkerchiefs, Laces,
Capes, Collars, Bonnets, and every description of
Diy Goods, both of Foreign and Domestic Manu
In connection with this establishment are exten
sive wholesale rooms, which should be visited by
every Merchant anil Trader before making his
purchases. An additional advantage to the buyer
is, that the lowest price is invariably asked at first,
and no deviation made.
KING'S white palace,
72'Gravier street, New Orleans. je6 ly
* Piano Fortes and Mnsic.
The subscriber would resfectfully
inform his friends and the public that
he bison hand and on the way, PIA»
' NO FORTES from tiie factories of
Pleyle & Co. and Favre & Co., Paris; Hallet, Da
vis & Co., Boston; A. H. Gale &Co., James Gro
restein and Nnns & Clark, New York. All these
instruments ate made expressly for this climate; ma
ny of them are of the new patent of Charles Horst,
1849—the Double Iron*F rame. These Pianos will
stand in tune longer and have more power and
richer tone than any other instruments. Also, su
SHEET MUSIC —Constantly receiving from
the publishers as soon as published.
He would respectfully inform the friends of Mr.
Chas. Horst, that he has arranged with that gentle»
maototake charge of the Musical Department of
his store.
tD*AII orders from the country promptly attend)
ed to.
oclO |y
39 Camp st.
Front Gov. Tucker.
For the benefit of suffering humanity, as well as
an act of justice to Dr. SAMUEL GILBERT, 1
make the following statement:—That in June last
I had a small tumor upon my face, rather between
my nose and cheek, which gradually increased dnr
ing the rant summer in size and extent; on accotin
of i which I consulted several truly eminent physi
cian*, under whose treatment I received no benefit,
ftn the latter part of Inst January I visited Mew Or
leans. Iu the space of seven days, bofore reaching
the city, the tumor had greatly enlarged, and the
inflammation increased to an alarming extent; so
much so, that from the inner corner of my eye to
tin end of my nose, and out to iny cheek bone, be
came literally a lump of putrid flesh: The disease
had also made its appearance on tbe opposite side
of my nose. In this condition I presented myself
to Dr. Samuel Gilbert, not knowing with what dis.
•aie I was afflicted. Dr. Gilbert promptly pro
nounced it an eating Cancer of the most virulent
character. I put myself under his treatment. He
extracted the tumor without the use of the knife,
and iu four weeks my face was well, as I then and
still believe. T. M. TUCKER.
New Orleans, March 13,1850.
ff7 *Dr. Gilbert's office is No. 72 Magazine st
To the Public.
I wish to bear testimony to Dr. GILBERT'S
■kill, through your valuable and truly independent
paper. I was sorely afflicted with hereditary can
cen the disease killed tny father, who had the best
(Medical aid in the country. The disease made its
appearance on my upper eyelids, and continned to
•pleadand pain me severely, until I well nigh lost
my sight; I could scarcely discern a horse from a
I across the street. Having often heard of Dr.
Gilbert's success in the treatment of such cases, I
left the State of Pennsylvania and came to New
Orleana—was put under treatment—and, I am
happy to say, soon cured, and no sign of the dis
ease left, and my sight perfectly restored. This day
I leave for home. A.C. CORWINE.
To editors Crescent.
Thompson ft Nixon's
WmtMmmmUt CUUtiug MCtlmUiihmemi,
No. 10 C a » surr, Niw O rleans,
OCTKeep constantly on hand a large and superi
or sttick or Seasonable Clothing ana Gentlemen's
Furnishing Goods, comprising all the neatest styles
a / imported, and embracing all articles pertaining to
• Gentleman's wardrobe. janly
». o. Derer. L. J. GRASS
ZARATW & €0.,
Mo. 30*
Poyiras Street, New Orleans. mh91y
State of Louisiana—Parish of Iberville.
Succession Sale.
BY virtue of a decree or order of sale to me
directed from the Hon. the 6th District
Court in and for the Parish of Iberville, State
of Louisiana, bearing'date 6th September 1850,
I will offer at public sale, to the highest and
last biddder,
Ou TUESDAY the §tli day of Oct.
1850, at the Court House of said Parish, at 10
o'clock A. M., the following described property,
to wit—belonging to the
Succession of Drausin Poujoul, drd 'd.
A certain negro slave named Erwin.
One half of the price of said slave Erwin be
longing to Trasimond Richard, payable in all
the month of March next 1851, and the other
half belonging to the Succession of said Drau
sin Poujol payable one half in March 1851, and
the other half in March 1852.
The purchaser to furnish his notes endorsed
lo the satisfaction of the Administrator of said
succession, payable at the office of the Recor
der of the Parish of Iberville, and if not paid
at maturity, to bear interest at the rate of eight
per cent per annum from time due until paid.
Special mortgage to be retained on the slave to
secure the payment of said notes and al 1 inter
ests that mav accrue thereon.
Deputy Sheriff.
Parish of Iberville, Sept. 6th, 1850.
Taken up by John H. Ran
dolph, near Bayou Goula, Parish
of Iberville: 1st, one Dun Creole
Mare, about six years old, no
marks or brands: 2d, one Brown Creole Mare,
about 5 years old, no marks or brands: 3d, one
Creole Sorrel Mare and Colt, no marks or
brands: 4th, one Yellow Speckle Ox about 8
years old, with a Spanish brand:
5th, one Yellow Ox, 6 years old,
branded 'Wo. 21. Also a white
and yellow Ox, about 6 years
old, branded J.
The owners of the above can have the same
by proving property and paying costs, other
wise the same will be sold by the undersigned
justice of the peace on the 15th day of Octo
ber next, lit 10 o'clocx a. m .,at the plantation of
said John II. Randolph.
sl4 G. S. ROUSSEAU. J. P.
New Orleans and Opelonsas Packet.
The good, safe steamer ANNA,
J as. J obnston , Master, will leave
New Orleans every Wednesday at
12 o'clock M., and will arrive at Plaqnemine on
Thursday at 5 o'clock, A. M. Returning, wiil
leave Opelousss on Sundays at 10 o'clock A. M.,
strictly attended to. For further information, ap
ply on board or to
Semi-Weekly Packet,
For Plaquemine, Baton Rouge, Iberville and
KT, Capt. J. G. LANDRY, will
run as a Regular Packet—leaving
Nw Orleans every Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock
A. M., and (for the accommodation of die Iber«
vidians,) will leave every Friday evening at €»e
o'clock. Returning, will leave Baton Rouge ev
ery Wednesday and Saturday mornings, passing
through Iberville in the day time. au31
published every saturday,
By William P. Bradbtirii.
Office on Main street.
terms oe the sentinel.
S ubscription :—Five Dollars per annum. invariably in ad
vauco. No subscription taken for a less period than one
4uvertising :—One Dollar per square, (10 lines or less) will
becharged for the first, and Fifty Cents for every inser
tion thereafter. All advertisements not specified as to
nuniberof insertions, willbe published until forbid, and
charged accordingly. In both languages,charged double
ÎLT Announcements for office $10, to be pai'' invariably in
J ohn A dams .—The following interesting ex
tract is from John Adam's Diary, (soon to be
published by a Boston house.) giving an ac
count of his first appearance in Faneuil Hall,
in 1770 :
I had never been at a Boston town meeting,
and was not at this until messengers were sent
to me to inform me that I was chosen [represen
tative of Boston.] I went down to Faneuil
Hall, and in a few words expressive of my
sense of the difficulty and danger of the times,
of the importance of the trust, and of mv own
insufficiency to fulfill the expectations of the
people, I accepted the choice. Many congrat
ulations were offered, which I received civilly,
but they gave no joy to me. I considered the
step as a devotion of try family to ruin, and
myself to death; for I could scarce perceive a
possibility that I should ever go through the
thorns and leap all the precipices before me,
and escape with my,life. At this time I had
more business at the bar than any man in the .
province. My health was feeble. I was throw
ing away as bright prospects as any man ever
had before him, and I had devoted myself to
end'ess labor and anxiety, if not to infamy and
to death, and that for nothing, except what in
deed was and ought to be in all, a sense of du
ty. In the evening, I expressed to Mrs. Adams
all my apprehensions. That excellent lady,
who has always encouraged me, burst into a
flood of tears, but said she was sensible of all
the dangers to her and to our children, as well
as to me, but she thought I had done as I ought:
she was very willing to share in all that was
to come, and to place her trust in Providence.
A M odern L ear .—An eminent trader of Ly
ons, France, who acquired a competency, had
two handsome daughters, between whom, on
their marriage, he divided all his property, on
condition that he should pass the summer with
one, and the winter with the other. BeTore the
end of the first year, he found sufficient ground
to conclude that he was not an acceptable guest
to either. Of this, however, he took no notice,
but hired handsome lodgings, where he resided
a few weeks. He then applied to a friend, and
told him of the matter desiring the gift of 200
livres, and the loan of 50,000 in ready money for
afew hours. His friend readily complied with
his request,and the next day the old gentleman
gave a splendid entertainment, to which his
daughters and husbands were invited. Just as
dinner was over his friend was in a great hurry,
and told of an unexpected demand upon him,
and desired to know whether he could lend him
50,000 livres. The old man told him, without
any emotion, that twice the amount was at his
service, if he wanted it, and going into the next
room, brought him the money.. After this he
was not suffered to remain any longer in lodg
ing, and his daughters were jealous if he stayed
a day longer in one house than the other. At
the expiration of three or four years, spent in
comparative comfort, he died. Upon examin
ing his bureau, instead of livres was found a
note, containing these words: "He who has
suffered by his virtues, has a right to avail him
self of the vices of those by whom he has been
injured, and a father ought never to be so fond
of his children as to forget what is due to him
T3" "You labor overmuch on your composi
tion, doctor," said a flippant clergyman to a ven
erable divine. "I write a sermon in three hours,
and think nothing of it:" "So your congrega
tion says," quoth the doctor.
Punctuality .—Melancthon, when he made
an appointment, expected not only the hour but
the minute to be fixed, that no time might be
wasted in idleness or suspence; and Washing
ton, _when his secretary, beirig repeatedly late
in his attendance, laid the blame on his watch,
said: "You must get another watch, or I an
.nother secretary."
CT"Is there any thing really the matter with
you?" said a physician to a person who had
sent for him. "I eat weil sleep well, and have
a good appetite." Very well," said the doctor,
"111 give yon something to take away all
A Faç Hit .—An exchange says, "It has been
said that, in spite of all the medicine science
and system of the day, a sick minister who has
a rich congregation can only be cured by a voy
age to Europe. A singular fact in therapeu
Printer's Devils .—In California the prin
ters' devils are the smartest chaps abroad. Hear
what the imp of th»Sacramento Transcript snys,
when left alone:
"It is hoped the readers of the Transcript
will excuse the appcarance of the paper this
morning, as the editors have gone up the river
with the city fathers, on a pleasure excursion
the pressman has got the diarrhoea—the fore
man kept 'blue Monday' yesterday, and the rol
ler-boy attended the bull" fight last night.
The Use of Learning.
by t. s. arthur.
"I'm tired of going to school," said Herbert
Allen to William Wheeler, the boy who sat near
to liirn. "I do not see any great use, for my
part, in studying geometry, navigation, survey
ing, mensuration, and a dozen other things that
I am expected to learn. "They'll never do me
any good. I am not going to get my living as
a surveyor, or measurer, or sea-captain."
"How are you going to get your living, Her
bert?" his friend asked in a quiet tone, as he
looked up in his face.
"Why, I'm going to learn a trade—or, at
least father says I am."
"And so am J," replied William. "And yet
my father wisfies me to learn everything that
I can, for he assures me that I will be useful
sometime or other in my life.
"I'm sure I can't see what use I'm ever go
ing to make, as a sadler of algebra and survey
"Still if we can't see it, Herbert, perhaps our
father's can, for they are older and wiser than
we are. And we should endeavor to learn sim
ply because they wish us to, if in every thing
we are expected to study we do not see clear
ly the use."
"I can't feel so," Herbert replied, tossing his
head, "and I don't believe that my lather sees |
atiy more clearly than I do the use of all this." :
"You are wrong to talk so," his friend said 1
in a serious tone; "I would not think as you do
for the world. Our fathers know what is best
for us, and if we do not confide to them we I
will surely go wrong.
"I'm not afraid," responded Herbert, closing !
the book over which he had been poring re
luctantly for half an hour, in the vain attempt
to fix a lesson on his unwilling memory, and
taking some marbles from his pocket commen
ced amusing himself with them.
William said no more, but turned to his les
son with earnest attention. The difference in
the character of the two boys is too plainly in
dicated in the brief conversation we have re
corded to need further illustration. To their
teacher it was evident in numerous particulars
in their conduct their habits and their manners.
William recited his lesson correctly, while Her
bert never learned his task well. One was al
ways punctual at school.
Thus they began life. The one obedient,
industrious, attentive to the precepts of those
who were older and wiser, and wiiling to be
guided by them; the other indolent, and inclined
to follow the leadings of his own will rather
than the experienced teaching of others.
As men at the age of thirty-five, we will
again present them To the reader. Mr. Whee
ler is an intelligent merchant in active busi
ness, while Mr. Allen is »journeyman mechan
ie, poor, in embarressed circumstance, and pos
sessing but a small share of general informa
"How do you do, Mr. Allen V' said the mer
chant, as he entered the counting room of the
former. The contrast in their appearance was
very great. The merchant was well dressed,
ana had a cheerful look, while the other was
poorly clad and seemed sad and dejected.
'I can't say that I do very well, Mr. Whee
ler," the mechanic replied, in a tone of despon
dency. "Work is very dull, and wages low,
and with so large a family as I have, it is tough
enough to get along under the best circum
"I am really sorry to hear you say so, Mr.
Allen," replied the merchant, in a kind tone;
"how much can you earn at present?"
"If I had steady work I could earn nine or
ten dollars a week. But our business is very
bad; the substitution of steam engines on rail
roads for horses on turnpikes, has broken in se
riously upon the harness.niaking business.
The consequence is, that I do not average six
dollars a week the year round."jj
"Is it possible that railroads have wrought
such a change in your business ?"
"Yes, the harness-making branch of it; es
pecially in large cities like this, where the heavy
wagon trade is almost entirely broken up."
"Did you say that six dollars a week was all
I you say
"Did you say that six dollars a week was all
I you say
that you could average ?"
"Yes, sir."
"How large is your family?"
"I have five children, sir.
"Five children and six dollars a week !"
"That is all, sir. But six dollars will not sup
port them, and I am, in consequence, going
"You ought to try to get into some other bu
"But I don't know any other."
The merchant mused for a while, and then
said, "Perhaps I can get you into something
better. I am president of a newly projected
railroad company, and we are putting on the
line a company of engineers, for the purpose of
surveying and engineering, and as you studied
those sciences at school the same time I did, I
suppose that you have still a correct knowl
edge of both. I will use my influence to have
you appointed surveyor. The engineer is al
ready appointed, and, at my desire, will give
you all requisite instructions of those matters.
The salary is one hundred dollars per month.
A shadow still darker than that which before
rested there, fell upon the face of the mechan
"Alas! sir," he said, "I have not the slight
est knowledge. It is true I studied it, or rath'
er pretendecf to study jt at school, but it mad«»
no permanent impression on my mind. I saw
no use in it then, and am now as Jgnoront of
surveying as if I had never taken a lesson on
the subject."
"I am very sorry, Mr. Allen," replied the
merchant, in real concern. "If you were a good
accountant, I might, perhaps, get you into a
store. What is your capacity in this respect !"
'I ought to have been a good accountant,
sir, for I studied mathematics long enough; but
I took little interest in figures, and now, al
though I was many months at school, pretend
ing to study book-keeping, I am utterly incapa
ble of taking charge of a set of books."
Such being the case, Mr. Allen, I really do
not know what I can do with you. Bnt stay !
I am about sending dut an assorted cargo to
Buenos Ayres and thence round to Callao, and
want a man to go to superintend who can speak
the Spanish language. I remember we studied
Spanish together. Would you be willing to
leave your family and go ? The wages will be
one hundred dollars a month."
"I have forgotten all my Spanish, sir; I did
not see the use of it at school, therefore, it
made no impression on my mind."
The merchant, really concerned for the poor
mechanic, again thought of some way to serve
him. At length he said : "I can think of but
one thing that you can do, Mr. Allen, and that
will not be much more than your present em
ployment. It is a service for which ordinary
persons are employed, that of chain carrying to
the surveyor on the proposed railroad expedi
"Whatare the wages,sir?"
"Thirty-five dollars a month."
"And found ?"
"I will certainly accept it thankfully," the
man said. "It will be better than my present
"Then make yourself ready at once, for the
company will start in a week."
In a week the company of engineers started,
and Mr. Alien with them as chain carrier : when
lie as a boy taken the advice of his parents and
friends, and stored up in his memory what
they wished him to learn, he might have filled
the surveyors office, at more than double the
wages paid him as chain-carrier. Indeed we
cannot tell how high a position of usefulness
he might have held, had he improved all the
opportunities afforded him in youth. But he
perceived the use of learning too late.
Children and youth cannot possibly know as
well as their parents, guardians, and teachers,
what is best for them.
Men who are in active contact with the world
know that the more extensive their knowledge
on all subjects, the more useful they can be to
others; and the higher and more important use
to society they are fitted to perform, the greater
is the return to themselves in wealth and hon
Reminiscence of Fulton's First Steam
Voyage .—The following very interesting re
miniscence is communicated by R. W. Has.
kins for^he Buffalo Commercial Advertiser:
Some twenty years since I formed a travel
ling acquaintance, upon a steamboat on the
Hudson river, with a gentleman who, on that
occasion, related to me some incidents of the
first voyage of Fulton to Albany in his §tenm
boat Clermont, which I have never met with
elsewhere. The gentleman's name 1 have lost;
but I urged him at the time to publish what he
related, which, however, so far as I know, he
has never done.
I chanced, said my narrator to be at Albany
on business when Fulton arrived there in his
unheard craft, which everybody felt so much
interest in seeing. Being ready to leave, and
hearing that this craft was to return to New
York, I repaired on board and inquired for Mr.
Fulton. 1 was referred to the cabin, and I
there found a plain, gentlemanly man, whoily
alone, and engaged in writing.
"Mr. Fulton, I presume."
"Yes, sir."
"Do you return to New York with this
"We shall try to get back, sir."
"Can I have a passage down T
"You can take your chance with us, sir."
I inquired the amount to be paid, and after a
moment's hesitation, a sum, I think six dollars,
was named. The amount in coin I laid in his
open hand, and with an eye fixed upon it, he re
mained so long motionless that -I supposed
there might be a miscount, and said to him, "Is
that right, sir ?" This roused him as from a
kind of revery, and as he looked up at me, the
big tear was brimming in his eye, and his voice
faltered »3he said : "Excuse me, sir; but me
mory was busy as I contemplated this, the first
pecuniary reward I have ever received for all
my exertions in adapting steam to navigation.
I would gladly commemorate the occasion over
a bottle of wine with you, but really I am too
poor even forthat just now; yet I trust we may
meet again, when this will not be so."
Some four years after this, when the Cler
mont had been greatly improved and two new
boats made, making Fulton's fleet three boatB
regularly plying between New York and AI
bany, I took passage in one of these for the lat
ter city.
The cabin, in that day, was below; and as I
walked its length to and fro, 1 saw I was very
closely observed by one I supposed a stranger.
Soon, however, I recalled the features of 1
Fulton : but without disclosing this, I contin
ued my walk and waited the result. At length,
in passing his seat our eyes met, when he
sprang to his feet, and eagerly seizing my hand,
exclaimed, "I knew it must be you, for your
features have never escaped me; and although I
am still far from rich, yet I may venture that
bottle now." It was ordered; and during its
discussion Mr. F. ran rapidly but vividly over
his experience of the world's coldness, and
sneers, and of the hopes, fears, disappointments
and difficulties, that were scattered through his
whole career of discovery, up to the very point
of his final, crowning triumph, at which he so
fully felt he had at last arrived. And in re
viewing all these, said he, "I have again and
again recalled the occasion and the incident of
our first interview, at Albany; and never have I
done so, without its renewing in my mind, the
vivid emotion it originally caused. That seem
ed, and still does seem,to me, the turning point
in my destiny—the dividing lines between light
and darkness, in my career upon earth; for it
was the first actual recognition of my useful
ness to my fellow-men."
Such then were tbe events coupled with the
very dawn of steam navigation—a dawn so re
cent as to be still recollected by many and
such as Fulton there related them, were the
early appreciations, by the world, of a discovery
which has invaded all waters, causing a revolu
tion in navigation which has almost literally
brought the very ends of the earth in contact.
0*ln 1681, Henry Dow was ohosen Town
Clerk of Hampton, New Hamshire. Since that
time the office has been in the family, and held
by himself and descendants 120 years. lie held
it himself 21 years to begin with.
T he W hale's S trength .—The most dread
ful display of the whale's strength and prowess
yet authentically recorded, was that made on
the American whale ship Essex, Capt. Polard,
which sailed from Nantucket for the Pacific
Ocean in August, 1840. Late in the fall of
the same year, when in lat. 40 of the South Pa
cific, a school of sperm whales were discovered,
and three boats were manned and sent in pur
suit. The mates boat was struck by one of
them, and he was obliged to return to the ship,
in order to repair the damage.
While he was engaged in the work, a sperm
whale, judged to be eighty-three feet long,
broke water twenty rods from the ship, on her
weather bow. He was going at the rate of
about three knots an hour, and the ship at
nearly the same rate, when he struck the bow
of the vessel, just forward of her chains.
At the shock produced by the collision of
two such mighty masses of matter, in motion,
the ship shook like a leaf. The seemingly ma
licious whale dived and passed under the ship,
grazing her keel, and then appeared at about
the distance of a ship's length, lashing the sea
with his fins and tail, as if suffering the most
horrible agony. He was evidently hurt by the
collision, and blindly frantic with instinctive
In afew minutes ha seemed to recover him
self, and started, with great speed, across tho
vessel's course, to windward. Meanwhile, the
hands on board discovered the ship to be'grad
ually settling down at the bows, and the pumps
were to be rigged. While tho crew wore
working at them, one of them cried out—"God
have mercy ! he comes again !"
The whale had turned about forty rods from
the ship, and was making for her with double
his former speed, his pathway white with foam.
Rushing ahead, he struck her again at her bow,
and the tremendous blow stove her in. The
whale dived under again, and disappeared, and
the ship foundered in five minutes from tho
first «ollision. But five souls, out of twenty,
were saved.
A Quid for Abolitionists .—On the first
day of August term of our county court, Peter
Beason, a man of color, was, at his own in
stance, sold into perpetual servitude. Peter
was emancipated by the will of Mrs. Farrow,
who died some years since, and the laws of tho
State forbade his remaining within its limits for
more than a twelve month. This law Peter
saw fit to set at naught, and the consequence
was, that he was inaicted for remaining in tho
State against the form df the statute, On the
first day of court, however, Peter presented him
self voluntarily and entreated that the penalty
of the law should be visited upon him (viz. a
sale to the highest bidder.) which was accord
ingly done, and Peter secured a good home for
life. This little incident furnishes two lessons.
The first is, that even the intelligent slave at
the Sonth has sense enough to know that his
condition here is far preferable to the degrada
tion and pauperism to which he would be sub.
jectcd in a free State. The second is, that the
clamor and outcry of the North about the evils
of slavery, result either from ignorance of the
nature of the institution or the more develish
spirit of incendiarism— Piedmont Whig.
Flogging in Families .—Much has been said
about flogging in the navy, and the brutality of
its continuance, but flogging by parentB and
and guardians of children, as too frequently
practised, is an equally repulsive offence, and
one that ought to be reformed. We saw recor
ded a week or two since, the death of a child
brought about by its own hand, from the appre
hension and fear of threatened punishment; and
now we have another case, reported in the Tren
ton Gazette. The captain of a schooner lying
at anchor off Penn's Manor, Trenton, flogged
his son, who immediately jumped overboard.
The father sprang over after him, but could not
save him, and came very near being drowned
himself, and was only saved by the exertions
of one of the hands. The boy was drown,
The practice of flogging is a bad one, whe
ther in the navy or on land, in schools or in
families, and those who reform the custom alto
gether, are the most humane, and the most sen«
sible and patriotic. What is of still greater im
portance, such a reformation will ensure better
men, better citizens, gentlet, kinder—more
peace-loving. Compare the amiable, gentle*
manly boys and young men of our Quaker cit.
izens, who never strike a blow, but rely on gen
tleness and persuasion, the potent influence of
a kind and loving example,—compare these
with the hangdog looking countenance of the
"Killers" and "Rats" that infest our districts,
and who, from their boyhood up, have never
learned the meaning qf kind woras, but have
received, at paternal hands, a plentiful supply of
cuffs, kicks and harsh floggings. The young
colt revolts from the wbip, which only makes
cross-grained, vicious horse»—while gentle
treatment insures the kind, gentle,noble animal.
So it is with man. We are human beings.
Treat us as such, and greet will be your re
ward.— Saturday Courier.
Fast Shaving .—The St Louis Reveille tolls
the following good story :
Three brothers, bearing a remarkable resem*
blance to one another, are in the habit of sha
ving at a barber's shop in Oliver street A few
days since one of the brothers entered the shop
early in the morning, was duly shaved by a
German, who had been at work in the estab
lishment for one or two days. About 12 o'
clock another brother came in and underwent a
similar operation at the hands of another person.
In the evening a third brother made his appear
ance, when the German operative dropped his
rozor in astonishment and exclaimed, "Veil,
mine cot!" dnt man has the fastest beard I ev
er saw. I shaves him in dis mornin, anoder
shaves him at dinner times, and he goes back
now; wit his beard as long as it neber was."
Improved Watch .—At Geneva, Switzerland,
|Watch has been invented, which supersedes
e use of a key. The';hands*are regulated,
and the wateh is Wound up by simply touch
ing a screw in the hfflÜRe.

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