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Aug. 20. US
^ tt 71/7 K NOKKMAN!
\ Attorney at Law. and Solicitor in Equity,
\i {OJic* imta+diaffiy. ht w /.i'ut Ci,:??7
* ViiL AT^Trxi) : nr. co' nr- t>r
Darlington and Samtcr
entrust to wit: ?:? ' v i'i- ; ran ol
' JwLcfcreful nlicution. Jii'v S<?
"7 J '.is. H. KJBKSIIAIV.
Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Equity.
- wni attorn] t o'.r?-" o<" K' r> .Sun.:, r,
Fairtield. Dar! .igtoi. ijsnirasw
CAMni:\, s. \
Wii.l P^j'vjirr in Kershaw in.ii tin- n,ij??iiiinj 1
Feb. 4
avd&kai.kr* i.v
Opposite the. Post Oilier.
Agents for the host (irrni ;in?l Hlark Teas, ami ,
' Patent Medicines.
k. ?. roi'KTKK ay. e,. \v. AVI knots. j
To Kent.
fTMIAT brint ilweMiiig :m?i s'iio, ?,? ?;! * iiie[
JL. *'Maiiwnil House." "*;\v nei |.\ T. b'oniit-il.
A poly to J JJ KKJtsilAW, Kx-ur. '
!)cc'J4 iti I ? ;
?*nnnnm t a mm a
itlTBIfiVl LiXI XXXi>
VX70ULD respectfully inform Jus friends and Tlie ,
IV public generally, tb t lie is now receiving a J
rarictij of Heavy and Fancy lirorerios, uhic.h lie |
vi ill sell !uw lor cash?Two doors above I In; |
Planters' Hotel, and immediately opposite James !
Donlap's, Esq.
Camden,S. C. March l*th. 22 If.
ALL persons having any claims against thd 1
Estate of the la:c Mrs. Martha E. Wilson !
deceased, will present them properly attested, ane !
those indebted will make immediate payment to I
1o Mr. John Roseer, who is authorized to act a?
agent in my abspncc.
Nov. 12, law. Ml wtf.
WIHMJ-V, KtJi AiVi> liLA tOi
"/N Bblfl. Rectified Whiskey,
* OvJ 50 bbls. New England Rum
5 casks Domestic Brandy
40 doz. Old A/adeira Wine
00_doz Porter and Ale. mquarlB and pints
Received and tor sale nv
BOXES I. E. Cheese, small size, received
and for sale, by M1AW & AUSTIN.
Feb. 18 14 tf
jrA SIDES bo*t Hemlock Leather.
1.0\7 Just received and for sale at 17 cts per
AUi who wish Bargains, are invited to call at J
K. S. MOFFAT'S new S*#utl?CTn .
third house above the hank of Caimlcn, whche j
they \vi!i find a complete assortment ui
consisting in part, as foilows:
Fancy and mournir g Prints
7-3 and 4-4 brown Shirtings J '
Blue Dentins and Marlborough Stripes ; <
Sattinetts and Kentucky Jeans j i
Clothe and lancy CaeeiiiioreB : ,
-Negro Kerseys; lied and Negro Blankets j (
Mous. De'aines. Ginghams, tjrr.
. ~ <
Rrown. Loaf, crashed aud claril.ed Sugar |
Uio and Java Coffees
Now Orleans and West India Molasses ' 1
Mark.irel, Nop. 2 and 5} in barrels i <
Cheese, Rice, Flour, liucou and .Salt j ;
Kaisiup, I'epjier, Spice . ;<
Tobacco, Negars. ike. &r.
Pocket Knives and Forks
Britannia and Iron Spoons
Trace and Halter Chains 1
.Axes, 1 lainmers and Hatchets
Spades. SIiov?Ip and Hoes I
Hand, mill and crosscut srws | |
Vires, anvils and blacksmith's bellows i|
Naiis. brads, lacks and sp igs
Knob, pad closet and slock leeks . |
Iron si^uLres. compasses and plane irons
Brushes. black infection and wool cards
lJruail.-ixoy and steelyards; pots and skiiiets '
Ijroiul and narrow Iron dir. . !
Ready JJade C lotliintf
ol every description.
Sai'dios, Bridles and Martingales
Crockery and <?l. sswnie
Gunny and Dundee Bagging
Kentucky Hope ar.d Twine
Together with every other article usually loun i '
in a well seie; led stork ot' Dry Goods, Groceries I
and Hardware. All oi which will be soid exceed- 1
injjly low lor cash. I
k+jC'The highest market prices paid for cotton (
ano other rountrv produce.
Dor Of. ' K. S. jWgFFAT. 1
4 LL peysmis fire forewarned against trading
I.X. u>r a Note of Hand, given by me <i? Mr. ,
Thomas Liri-km, 'or the amount of Three hundred j
an?J fittv dollars (8*?">U.) dated I'itli March, ae I do
nut itiieo'J paying it. VV. li. YOUNG,
/t/arch 2i, 23 tl"
TI1K fiubsrritier is now opening a large a<=*ort
uicnt ofiiroceries ;i':a?S stnple G?od?,
i:i the Store lately occupied i y William J. Gerald
(south of the* Batik of Camden.) which he will
distune <>| at Charleston prices lor cash.
Those wishing to purchase would do we'd to
call and examine the stock, consisting in part, oi j
the following, viz: '
J .rfif. t >?'yii?-l, ?Jr nrsi nml fir?..'Milittsi! Sugar*
s Cr?iiv. 1'urS'i Itim. uin! ^.-v* iirlwtn do
.Y?v UrJritus. .Mnssovnilii tith! Cuba Mulww'ii
Java, Oiguiraand !ii>? mice
t mni-omlv. Young fly?n:t mil IJiark ''Vit?
Sperm, \-iiiiu:,niiiis mel Tullm*' (iiiulb**
it : '?<! 3 Mnsharei. in Uarrels. llulf niii Qunrisr*
v\ in-. si. .:i fiii'i putter Upcuil- aiul c'liceas
I?II*J f %ir?*n, OTMIMr .4
IV i??r. Sfi.-f. ^Jjnu-r. Niitm',g>? !\I:wv and Cloves
I'-.rVi-r. S.i-.: G:??
f !:iiwtir--. <":iil?;rv. Vails pin! ("nstnik*
I'tunl.*, 'i OiJ, S-|vnn. Oil and Y\ in
. I .s<? (
R ii r. 1 i<i iuii?!<%n'iif<i >li,riiii.;.?und Rli-efisiir^
lik-iik. ts. HedTick*. A|T"ii < iivk* rmrl *'z:o!uirg? j
Together with :i liir^'1 assortment of
IJntjgiii;:, Kc.pt> and
Csin Vo. S. tS.-j t. '-'3.
Sk'TnMi j'jtlil for Cotton and other Produce. >
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1 i 10 - .litsrri' er ".vol;I'J inform !i < friends Mid j
rii? public e?:iMr:?.!!y. that ho has opened an |
extensive stock ol s:iue:s at Hit' stand '
formerly ncupitfo i?v Joseph W. Doliv, 01.0 door '
SOUlil of Campbell's I'lo'TV, .111(1 opfMIBIIO ||. 1,'J- I
vy iV. Son, wiiore m y be found ali articles iisua.iy
kept in the Grocery line, consisting in part (
ot tiie following:
Fniion Market Reef
N 1. 1 and "J Mackarol in kit If. for family use; j
Uiu ami Java Gcifl(f?>s; crushed and brown JMlg?rs; 1
New Orleans Moiasscs, (new crop) liutter.'wine 1
and soda crackers; cheese, buckwheat, raisins, !
currants, almonds. English mustard, lilberts, pe- '
can nuts, assorted pickles and proserin?.
A few do7.. old I'orf \\ ir.e, lleidsick itest Cb.iui- 1
pagno, London Porter and Scotch Ale in pints, to- i
jeiiier a large stock ol Bagging, Hope and Twine, j
ail ol which be oilers low lor cash.
Jan I. S.J2. CAP DIGS.
Darlington Hotel,
THE above Mouse having been purchased and
lilted up anew by John Dotkn. is again opened
for tiie accommodation of the Public. Strict
a; lent ion to the wants and comforts ??t guests
will be given, and no effort, calculated to merit'
the patronage ot all who may faiortlie establishment
with a visit, shall be spared.
All that the market and surrounding country
affird will he found upon the table.
Comfortab c rooms, lor families or individuals,
arc prepared.
The Stables will be attended by careful and :
attentive hostlers.
Drovers ran be well accommodated, as any
number of horses and mules can be ept in the
statdes ami lots expressly prepared for them.
Nov. 1, tf_
T^IIF* undersigned l>egs leave t<> ri'lurn his grateful
.L thanks to lii* friends. ami ilit* travelling Public, for
the liberal support wInch he lias received fiur-e lie has tv-i-n
opened. (four mouths) ami lias entered upon his duiies lor
IH5I, with renewed energy to endeavor 1? please ,a 11 that
may ^nll upon him. laith iich end pts>r. 11 is House will
he found one of the most desirable, situated, and liest furnished
Hotels in Camden- Hi* x<-r\Hiits also will he
found respectful and attentive, urn! ihe tahle will he supplied
with tin? lies! the market affords.
His Mi and Carriage I louses are roomy and always
fully supplied with Provender, and an experienced Hostler.
An Omnibus ealls at the I loiisi: e very morning forpas...nm,Fa
finr fliM knilrn.ul Civ,-me a call and test inyinotto. I
Ac you find me,
So recommend me.
Cnmdrn, Fehnwiry 7th, 1851. O tf
Or, the Uomaoce of Second Marriage.
" And so, Ella, von tlnnk it impossible that
diere can he any romance in a second mar iage
?" And the speaker, a fair and gentle
noking woman, no longer young, hut with a
countenance whose placid beauty Time could
iot destroy, looked pleasantly into the bright
jyes of the lovely giri who sat on a low ottonan
beside her.
" Not one particle of romance, Aunt Hetty,
?ither in the marriage itself or in the hearts of
- ? II f-?L _<
tilOSC WtIO contract U. -*u irraiimas ui i?.-v??iiq
mist be gone before such a thing can he thought
:?f; and 1 believe a second marriage is always
\ mere matter either of calculation or couveni*
' But even allowing the unfortunate iudividuil,
who a second time enters the married state,
to have lost his freshness of feeling, as you call
it, and to be incapable of loving again with all
the ardor of his first love, may not be twice
loved ? And may there not be as much roman- I
;ic devotion to him in the heart of his second
partner as in the first ?"
Impossible, aunt! ' A heart requires a
lieart, nor will be satisfied with less than what
t gives/ He would onlv have the shadow of
love to ofTer, and therefore could not receive tho
substance in return."
' And so poor Sidney, rich handsome, accomplished,
and agreeable as you own him to be,
has beeu rejected simply because he lias loved
before ? It is bard, indeed, if he must pass the
rest of bis life alone, because he bad the misfortune
to loose the object of bis first choice,
to whom be was united when little more than a
boy. Dying, as she did, in less than a month
tyoni their marriage, that early attachment must
;eem to him more like a pleasant dream than
n reality."
" It is a dream to which lie still'clings most
e.?11 ? ?....? i l,?fa cnan IttMi chmv Lir more
IIMIUM , if II11 i* M. liafVOVVli unu
emotion when speaking of his dead wile than
he ever did in expressing his love for me.''
" And that emotion, Ella should have thought
you how deeply he can love, and the wort a of
the heart you have thrown front you. 1 fear
me you may live to repent this foolish fancy.''
" Never, never, aunt. 1 could not love .?lr.
Sidney : and 1 would sooner die than marry
one 1 did not love. 1 respect and esteem him;
but I never will accept a divided heart?one
tilled with the memory of a lormer aiibction.
1 shall never l??ve but once ; and if 1 cannot receive
in return the freshness of a first and only
devotion, I will do as you have done and remain
single." " > !
" We shall see," replied her annt, smiling,
though half sadly, "^ou know but little of
life yet, Ella. I, for one shall not be surprised
if, alter all this romance; you commence the
realities of life by uniting yourself to a widower
with halfa dozen children, not half so attractive
or interesting as (ieorge .Sidney." '
" Aunt Hetty commenced the girl indignant;
but she loved her aunt dearly, and meeting
her now playful smile, the angry llush upon
her cheek- subsided, and, tossing the curls
bark fi<?m her fair brow, she concluded the
conversation with, "You are too bad, aunt; I
will go ami talk to Fiilo: 1 really believe he lias
tuoiv sentiment than \ou.*' Ami she was soon
bounding through the garden with her favorite
spaniel at her side.
Klia .Mason was the eldest daughter of
wealthy and indulgent parents. Lovely and
interesting, though not strikingly beautiful, she
lin?i many friends, and bad as yet known nothing
ul the realities of life. The pride of her
parents, ar.d of the aunt who had superintended
tmr education, and the idol of her younger
brothers and sisters, she had gnided through
the wot Id for eighteen years, sheltered from its
trials, witlmo wish ungrntilied, nor fancy crossed.
.Suitors had gathered round ; hut she was
still, "in maiden meditation, fnnev |Vee.*' C?eo.
Sidney whose offer and rejection gave rise to
the conversation with which our talu begins,
was the only one whose attentions she had ever
encouraged, and this was but from Iter iguo
ruico of his true feelings towards l.er, SI?o esteemed
him as a friend, almo>t as a brotner,
but to think of him as n lover and a husband?
oh no! she would ho no man's second wile ;
and, with this finn resolve, she turned to her
birds ami flowers, ami dreamed of a future as
as bright ami cloudless as lite past and present.
Hut clouds were gathering in her shy, although
she saw them not; ami ho lore sue tiad
passed her nineteenth summer, thesun of worldly
prosperity was shining on her way no more.
Ono of those sudden convulsions which sometimes
shake the commercial world, destroyed
her father's fortune in a day. Everything was
swept from them : their beautiful house passed
into the hands of strangers; and they found
themselves dependent upon their own exertions
for support. It was a terrible blow, and at first
seemed more than they could bear; and, but
for aunt Hetty, a sister of Mrs. Mason, who
bad shared their prosperity, and still clung to
them in adversity, they might have sunk into
i?nf.r nhcerint; words roused
iwptrn-sQ |..ivny. ^
first tlit* parents and tlien Ella, from their stupor;
and a little exertion procured for Mr. Mason
a clerkship, which would secu-e thorn at
least from absolute want; while his daughter
sought, and by the assistance of her fiicnds, obtained
a situation as governess in the family of
a clergyman in the neighboring city.
It was a sad trial to the young girl to leave
those whom she loved so dearly, and go out
- -i.- i
among strangers ; nui mn .. ? v., .,wVv?sury,
and encouraged by aunt Hefty, and supported
by the hope of contributing to the comfort
of her parents, sho went cheerfully. And,
though she wept long and bitterly through the
fir?t nights passed away from homo, she became
- - - . di*i
gradually reconciled to the change, and, after a
a time, warmly attached to the little ones under f
her charge, and the parents who confided them
1 to her. s
1 Mr. and Mrs. Grant, into whose family she c
had entered, were still young,, and they soon c
learneil to regard Ella rather as a sister than a t
stranger, and she sometimes forgot, for a little v
while, that she was not at home. To the'ehil- 1
| dren, she gave tiie warm affection of an elder s
; sister, scai cely second to that bestowed upon s
.t .! ,1? .. i,?? i._
Iier own ; ineir moiiier mien <i jiki^v: n*n nun i j *
1 never before satisfied, kind and thoughtful as ' t
i her mother or aunt Hetty, jet so near her own j s
age as to render their intercourse perfectly fa- j ii
inilliar and sister-like ; while to Mr. Grant, she :
soon learned to look tip as a something almost ; c
more than human. He was, indeed, a rare i h
character, in purity of life and calm dignify of I
ma inter, just what we i hagiue a minuter of the t
gospel should Ik*, vet gentle ami cheerful, and j a
in the family circle, affectionately joining in 1 ii
every plan that could give pleasure to the hum- {
blest member of his household, with as much li
apparent interest as in the loftier duties which li
claimed his first attention. l!
| And here iilla, for the first time, saw the \
beauty of religion, and (he charm which it can s
cast over even the every day transactions of J
of life, and wasted to seek and find a participa- t
tion in it3 blessings. No wonder that she loved 1
those who had been the means of leading her t
j to a happiness of which, in the brightest days | n
| of her prosperity, she had never dreamed ! j i
Hut, holy as seemed the happiness of that ; t
little household, it was not destined to last.? i t
! Mrs. Grant's health, always delicate, began to | t
, decline; and though no means were left untried j t
! which (tie most devoted affection could suggest, .1
she sank, after many weeks of suffering, into ; 1
an early grave. ! i
It was a few hours before her death, that, j .
| rousing trom a heavy slumber, or rather letuar- j1
gv, into which she had fallen, she desired her j 1
j children to be brought to her. They were soon 1
[ gathered at her side; the youngest, a babe of j s
j six months old, his father's image and name- I <
sake, clung round her, frightened by the dark- j
! ene.d room and the labored breathing of his t
dying parent. The others, old enough to un
derstand something of'tire scene, turned, sonbing, I
to their father, for the Comfo t which he so mucn j I
i needed for himself. He drew them to taeir ! I
; mother's couch, and taking their little hands in j <
hers, already cold and clammy with the dew of 1)
death, she spoke a few brief words of counsel J 1
\ and of blessing. Then motioning for Ella to | \
j come closer to her side, she whispered, in tones | <
now scarcely audible? <
" Promise me you will never leave them when i
I am gone.", .
1 For an instant she did not reply; tears J
j choked her utterance, and before she could
' command her voice, the dying mother, taking
j her silence for ueniul, murmured again?
" Ella, my iriend, my sister, you will not refuse
my last request; You will not leave my
children to the cure of strangers?"
Jlor husband had bent down to catch the
I whisper, ami lie turned a look of such appeal on [
| Ella, that had she wavered, it must have decided I
I her. lint hers had not been the silencenfbesi- J
tutinn, but of uncontrollable emotion ; and, by
an effort repression the sobs which almost sot- J1
i located her, she uttered ?
*' i will n-ver leave them?never!' and bend- i
: inn her head over the infant in her arms, she
i yielded to a fresh burst of tears.
' 1 am satisfied,' murmured the sufferer, faint!
I v. and her lace was bright with a lofty faith,
(iud will take ?.are of tiiem, and you will not j <
forsake t!i?nj. Lift tlieni up Henry, that I may ; 1
( kiss my children oneo^ more.'
i The father raised the older ones to receive j '
i toe parting embrace, but the babe lay on Ella's i 1
! bosom, and. as she bent down to place it for I
I an instant in its mother's arms, Mrs. (.?rant J
raising herself with sudden energy, clasped the 1
child and her who held it to her breast?
" You will never leave it Ella V she repeated. |
'You will never forsake my child?" j'.Never
! as I hope to meet you i:i a better |
world !' answered the weeping girl.
'Mod bless you, dearest, and give you ,
strength to perform your promise and, re leas- ,
j ing her site pressed her coiil ami quivering nps
upon Iter infant's brow, and sank back exliausl
ted, in her husband s arms.
Ella hurried with the children to the nursery,
and returned to watch beside her dying friend.
A brief period closed her earthly existence; ]
hut not until she had again, almost unconscious
of having d ne so before, asked and received
Ella's promise never to leave her little ones, '
while they needed her care. (
And the vow made at that sad hour of part
ing, and again renewed as she trod alone beside
the cold form of her who had been to her
as a dear sister, was faithfully kept.
A year had passed since the death of Mrs.
Grant, and Ella, or Miss M iso.i, as every one
but the children called lier, was still the presiding
genius of the bereaved family. She had
never left them for a day, scarcely for an hour.
Her father's efforts had retrieved his affairs, and
he had returned to a home which, though less I
luxurious than her early residence, was far more
splendid than the comparatively humble one
site occupied. But, though the affection which
she bore her early friends and her own dear
i family was neither changed nor lessoned, she
I conhi not leave what she felt to he her post of
duty, nor did she with t-o do so.
Mr. Grant never urged her stay. He had
alluded once to his wife's request, snd that soou
after her death.
' I have nothing to offer which can tempt you
to remain,' he said; for my homo will not be
now tvlltl t it. was when she was here. Yet you |
know ho.v much, how very much my children
need you ; nnd if you can feel willing to stay
for their nakes nnd thnt of ber who aiked it, I
ihall be most grateful, and God will bless you
or the act."
" An earnest assurance of the pleasure which
lie felt in being permitted to watch over the
;iiildren, and, in any degree, to minister to his
:omfort, satisfied him; and, from that time*
lie subject was ?:o more nllnded to. Indeed,
orv little conversation of any kind took place
letueen t'ueni; for Mr. Grant seemed now to
linn the familv circle as carefullv as he had
ought it. The greater portion of his time wa t
pent in retirement and study, and he appears
0 have lost all taste for social enjoyment since
he, who li.ncl brightened every scene to him,
iad passed away. > ' .
Miss Mason had taken, almost a ,matter of
our.-e the whole direction of tbe.hotisebold, arid
10 telt no anxiety for worldly thirtg&\rrie saw
lis children well and happy/1 improving in
heir education; and, thoogMie superintended
part of that education, ike gfrvend conduct of
1 was left to their fond hod efficient governess.
And what had Ella, the once gayandbrfliant
Elia, who for more than eighteeiryears
ad sported through life, scarcely conscious dt'
he existence of such a thing as care?
vhnt had she to reconcile her to a life of concious
watchfulness and never-ceasing thooghtf
ihe had the smiles of an approving conscience,
lie affection of the little ones for Whom she
ived, and the hope of being one day permitted
o present them, in the world above, to tho
11 other from whom she had received the
rharge. And, as she watched thegrowing ihelligence
with almost a mother's pride, oi4 felt
heir little arms twined roand her riecK, and
heir warm lips pressed to her cheek, she
hought herself fully repaid for everjr bour of
mxiety, every feeling of responsibility' and
rare. The weight, too, had eome^gradually
lpon her, and was therefore less heavily felt.
Yt first, she was simply the teacher of ihe lit
lu ones; then, ns Mrs. Grant's health gave
way, one duty after another was assumed to
elieve t!>e invalid, until, long before hef^death,
die had under her direction the entite charge
>f the domestic concerns, and, when that look
dace, she became the nominal, as she fibd beore
been the real, head of the fyhgft **
But this was too peaceful and happy a state
:o remain altogether undisturbed; and'nimora,
for some time in circn'atipn in the congregation
of which she was a memWr afid Mr.
Srant pastor, began tp reach MissMasoo.
She hnd always looked upon tier tjiinteter as
being apart from the rest of the world, one not
to be spoken of lightly, nor approached with
?ven tliesh dow of disrespect; nor had a daily
uompamtively familiar intercourse with him ever
removed this impression from her Dund^Vords
would fail to express her grist ami indignation
at hearing, from cue whom she bad deemed a
friend, that the name of .this honored being bad
been coupL-d with her own in light words and
lighter jests, and that hi* comparative seclusion
from his people had boen attributed to other
causes than grief for the wife he bad so tender.
1 1 ..???*! AM ? 1 ?-* n\nn t/?/l
HIVCU, ou uci pij laiii^iiicu* v
'An angel from Heaven would not escape
eensme from those who would speafi thus of
Mr. Grant? she exclaimed, unable to fcstrain
tlie expression of her indignation. Htf ever
there was a l>. i.)g on earth whose lift might
challenge the closest scrutiny, it is his1/'1
have no doubt you think so, Miss Mason/
said her gratified informant, smiling maliciously;
' but others'? **"*
'Others!' she interrupted, impatiently. 4And
who knows Mr. Grant so well as I?'
'No one, certainly; but I was only ^joing to
observe that they would scarcely thiuk you a
disinterested witness.'
A withering reply rose to the lips of the etfiled
girl; but she felt that it was worse than
useless to prolong the conversation,,and, suppressing
her feelings, directed it into anothei
fhannel; and the lady visitor, having succeeded
ii the object of her call, ami obtained fresh
material for gossip, soon took her departure,
eaving Ellajto thoughts sad and agitated, bevend
any she had ever known before; And
ret it was rather feeling than thought, for of
thought she was just then scarcely capable;
but the emotions awakenei by what she bad
hoard were too powerful for control, and lean
ing her bead on t!ie arm of the sofa where she
was sitting, she wept unrestrainedly and bitterly.
[To be Con! if Hied.]
Caution ? Arriden' from Camphenr.?A camphene
lamp exploded on Saturday night in the
ivvelling of Mr. Joseph Lhislow, in Meeting
street, and l>urnt an interesting female child,
ahout 8 or 9 years of age. She lies iiow in a
very critical condition. A male sertant at.
tempted to fill the lamp after it \r?a lighted,
and the child vainly dissuading him from doing
so, endeavored to put it out, during which the
explosion took place, and besides hording the
child, set fire to the furnitute of the room,
which was however, extinguished without further
? * - ' ?.1?
W?? hoard tunc mere was miuuiei
a similar kind on Saturday night
[Charleston News.
Flank Roads in Florida.?The first Plank.
Road in Florida, says the Tallahassee Journal,
was commenced about six months ago by
the citizens of Wakulla and Leon counties.
The road has been surveyed for some twelve
miles and is designed to intercept the St. Augustine
road about seven miles east of Tallahassee.
from which point a branch is expected
to be constructed to this place. The intention
of the corporators is to the line of Thomas
county, G*., and from thence to Thomasville.
.Should this be done, assurances have been giv
en by men of capital tSiat the citmeiui ot uakor
county, Ga., will meet the road with am
other from Albany. From Monticello, another
branch i9 practicable at or near the point whore
the one to Tallahassee lead* off.
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