|>v Joseph Glisby.
MACON, FEBRUARY 1, 1859.
Volume XXXIII.—No. 20.
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,lir tic embeni on tlic hearth,
\im1 o'er the door the shadow* fall,
\ '.l creeps the chirping cricket forth,
Vndtick* rhe death watch on the wall—
l 4c a form on yonder chair,
That grows beneath tho waning light—
There arc the wan rad features—there
■j'li'c tllid brow, and locks of white!
Ur 6th.r! when they laid thee down,
Ami leaped the day upon thv breast,
! left thee sleeping all alone,
I pen thy narrow conch of rest,
1 Vnoa not why I could not weep—
1 lie soothing drops refused to roll:
t , oh! that grief is wild wild deep
Which settles tearless on the sou!!
Il.it when 1 saw thy meant chair—
I .line idle hat upon the wall—
;i,i book the penciled passage, where
Thine eyes had rested last of all;
trees beneath whose friendly shade
Th' trembling feet had wandered forth—
1 Tu wry prints those feet hail made,
When last they feebly trod the earth—
ValtU'.-ht while countless ages lied,
7:.r manl seat would vacant stand,
I as,iru thv hat, thy hook unread,
Kiln cl thy footsteps front the sand,
in | widow in this cheerless world.
The heart that gave its love to thee—
f Jrn lihs a vine whose tendrils curled
Mote clo-ely round the falling tree!
I'll, father, then lor her mid thee,
• lushed madly forth the scorching tears,
And oft, »«d long, anil bitterly
Tin si* tears have gushed in latter years.
Kor a; the world grows eold around,
And things take on their real lute,
| Ye sad to learn that love is fonn 1
Ale above the stars with you.
<iSt/L TOWNSEND HARRIS’
jtlUTIVE OF HIS VISIT TO YEOO AND
(HEidI’KTOF JAPAN- PRESIDENT'SLET-
AtTO THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN—VISIT
nriiO-RECEPTION OF THE AMERICAN
- subjoined narrative of the visit of Town-
|! Harris, E»q., I'nitcd Stales consul for
n, to Vctlo, mill flic presentation of the
ref the President of the United States to
ftoperorof Japan, will lx* rend with tiie
which attaches to every thing con-
vith our relations with the Eastern
|rhl. These letters, written with conver-
■al freedom, and not intcuded for the
■ceye, we nre gratified to have the.oppor-
v to Jay before the renders of tho l 'nion.
.o ver may he thought of sonic of the pe
nnies mid incidents of this extraordinary
Ua„n of our Consul General ns the repre-
luiiveot the Executive of the United States,
mint fail to convey to the reader an agree-
impression of the respect, amt considera-
vitit which, in that remoto and isolated
. . our country uud Government nre re-
l'. S. CoxsuL.vrr. Gkxkral,
Simotia, Japan, July 1638.
I»i:x* : You nre aware that I
with me to this couutry a letter from
lent of the United States, addressed
Enperor of Japan. Iu tho mouth of
rr, l.'ati. 1 wrote to the government of
;!>it 1 wished to go to tho city for the
.1 delivering the letter with which I
vn intrusted- It would not interest yon
rad tut account of the various means used
the Japanese to induce tne to deliver the
n at Simoda, nor to read tut account of the
(—lions thereupon, which were spun out
ae ten months. At lust, finding that I
I not he uiovi d from my original detcr-
i at, they y added till the points at issue,
creed tiai 1 should go to Ycdo, and de
lta-let ti-r. at a public audience, to the
- w. t his wns a decided success, nud I
i h'v.Mule omens from this removal of tiie
a iurk-r which hud hitherto prevented a
~n r.unimiuicatiou with the government,
thin two mouths were consumed by the
•• in making their preparations for my
y ami fur my reception at Ycdo. I was
. J that the Emperor had given orders
dieuld receive the same honors as nre
a the princes of the blood, as well on the
tnu tho towns and villages through
II would pnss. I was told that tbevice-
wr of Siiuodn would attend tne, in the
:rr of a courier, and that he would im-
y obey all my instructions.
y train numbered some one hundred and
rsoua, composed of guards, (my own.)
tm bearers, cooks, grooms, sboe-bear-
« bearers, fan-bearers, and lust, though
ot. a standard-bearer, and a largo num-
tw'.i.-s. I had permitted the Japan-
•mage and dress my train according
u'iii .. of propriety, and what they con-
due to the representative of the
mt«! tin- United States. My guards,
uli two swords in the girdle, and clad
•ill ilreascs, as they swelled nud strut
•at. appeared to be “mightily uplifted
n " while they and my bearers and
•I'prared to have "broken out" all over
>tii s with “spread eagles,” ns the back
i '“J sleeves of their dresses were sprin
,“ Vtr with the arms of the United States,
,1*"" neatly painted on them. I per-
hi*journey partly on horseback and
■J'ia a norriuton, which is the Japanese
' • r a piilampiiit. " lie Japanese norri-
compare with the celebrated irouca
i ‘•rcliual llalue of France, in which the
aaiuate could neither lie down nor stand
la the uorriinuit tiie Japaueso kneeled
■ sco their feet close together, aud then
their heels; if they wish to repose tbem-
tlu-y Jeatt forward, and rest the chin on
tuets, so that the body aud limba form
1 borruootal folds or piles—a position
-by asautne and keep without annoyance
% practice, aud from the great fiexi-
* heir joints, but which is almost un-
“ ' by a white man, aud is absolutely
rrirnon made for mo seven feet
“-ait I put a mattress aud pillows,
'•-(it as comfortable as tho Indian
but uf all the modes of travelling,
ill.- elephant, and the palanquin
* .“u ly tuoniiug of Monday, Novcm-
• * harti .l for the Jong-dosircd goal of
Vn/u. F 0 u r iads, with small
” *»u.l,. led the way as harbingers, and
’u.'m sounded quite musical as they
'"Japanese word* for “clear the way,"
l “ e way,” ..kneeldown.” kneel dowu.”
"‘■•wed a Japunese officer on horseback;
* Urge lackered tablet, bearing my
J 'hies in imtncuae Chinese charac-
^ tablet was supported by two bugo
*| r at Unterns, which boro similar in-
[**'• (When 1 halted, tho tablet was
- a trout of my quarters, and at night
trus were lighted aud bung up over
1 *tbe hausc.) Next came a stout
U** r '"R the “stars and stripes,” with
J*' 1 followed either on horseback
“- r aorriinon, and attended by twelve
' , 5*t cutne Mr. lleuskin. (interpre-
... after hiut I do uot recollect how it
^°Petl, except that the vice governor
Q i‘t .j o rear.
* lir ‘t three days the route was eu-
the mountains and deep rav-
7 co ; , tpc«e the peninsula of Idsa.
I'ur it cr.nld no t be called a road]
* U <1 in many places was formed
it J ,tf P*in the Jufa rocks, and somc-
™“®' : er mountains 1,000 feet high.
5 , ^ !l “ dxy I reached Ugasina, and as
••wu th • gorges of Mount Amagi I
V** of “Fust Y’ama," the “Match-
nio.- - -2--
ption "’s' '‘" be "'gta wax grand beyond
th Tlewed from tiie Temple at
1 * mountain appears to be entirely
isolated, aud shoots up in a glorious and per-1 it is said to be in certain quarters in America-
feet cone 10,000 feet high! It was covered and that here, as well as in America, the ar-
with snow, and in the bright sunlight it glit-1 tide is a type or emblem of power or authori-
tered like frosted silver. Iu its majestic soli- j ty. A new flag, made of Japanese crape, was
tutle it struck me as being even more grand carried before me. This flag is the first for-
and imposing than the celebrated Dwhalgiri eign banner that was ever carried through
of tho Himmala mountains. For the first two this great city, and I mean to preserve it as a
nights 1 was lodged in temples, which had precious relic. The distance from my resi-
becn fitted up for tne, with new bath-rooms deuce to the Palace was over two miles. On
and other appliances to contribute to my com- arriving at the bridge, over the third moat or
fort. On the evening of the third day I ar-1 ditch, afl my train left their horses and norri-
rived at Misslma, a town on the Toky-do, or I tnons and proceeded on foot. I continued in
great.East road, and from thence to Ycdo the my norrimon, and wns carried over three
road is wide and good. On the great roads I moats, and through as many fortified gate-
of Japan nice buildings are erected for the ways up to the gate of the Palace itself. I was
aocommodation of the princes when they trav- received at the entrance by two chamberlains,
cl; they arc called Ilowjin; and it was in them I who, having “knocked head" conducted me to
that_I had my quarters for the remainder of an apartment, where I found a chair for tay
my journey. I use. Tea, bon-bons, and other refreshments
' On my arrival at one of these buildings the were then ofiered to me. A large numbet of
vice governor would hasten to compliment me tho Princes came to be presented to me. At
on my arrival, and ask nftcr my health. On I length I was told the Emperor was ready to
one occasion. I asked him to come into the receive me. I passed through a large hall in
house, but he shook his head, and said he 1 which some 300 to 400 of tlio high nobles of
dared not do it, as only those of “exalted rank” Japan, all dressed in their court dresses, were
could enter a Ilowjin; yet this man has re-1 kneeling, and as silent and as motionless as
ceived some thirty steps of promotion, wears statues, and from this hall I entered tho audi-
the imperial arms on his sleeve, and is the cnee chamber. At this moment a chatnbcr-
“Leader of a.Thousand Stars"—i. e., the com- lain called out, in a loud voice, “Merrican Am-
mnnder of one thousand soldiers. I bassador,” and the Prince of Sinano threw
My first titty’s journey on the To-ky-do was himself down and crawled aloDg as I walked
over the mountain llacone, which issotne4,500 in. Mr. Heutken, my secretary, whocarried
feet high. After I had passed the crest of the the President’s letter, baited at the entrance,
mountain, and had descended abont one-third 1 advanced up the room, making three bows
of the way, I came to a perfect bijou of a rest as I proceeded, and halted at the head of two
house. Everything was in inimatnrc. The I lines of men, who were prostrate on their fa-
house was new, and nothing could exceed its I ces ; those on my right were the fire members
neatness. A miniature garden adorned the of the Council of State, wbicb tbe Prince of
rear; the trccs-were dwarfed to tbe smallest I Dittau at their head, and those on the left were
of possible sizes. Here were tiny temples and three brothers of the Emperor,
grottoes, and bridges so pi tile that nothing His Majesty was seated ou a chair placed
heavier than a fairy could walk over them. on a elevated some three feet above the
A canal and fish-pond, paved with snow-white I fi° or of the chamber, lie was dressed in yel-
pebbles, were filled with waterofcrystalclenr- ,ow ai, k. and wore a black lackered cap that
ness; the goltl and silver fish, however, were utterly defies description. After a short pause
of enormous size, some being quite two feet 11 made my address to him, and, after a sirni-
long, and a gray-headed old carp appeared to l flr pause, he replied to me in a clear and
be the patriarch of the finny family. ploasant voice. When the Emperor had fin-
Thc passage of Mount llacone was not com- * s hcd, Mr. Ileusken brought the President’s
pleted until after nightfall; but I did not re- letter to me ; I removed the silk cover, (striped,
great being belated, as it nlTorded me the novel I rc< f an< f white,) opened tbe box, and display-
sight of my train brilliantly lighted by a large cd the writing to the Prince of Biltsu, (who
number of huge bamboo torches. As tbe train now stood up;) then, closing the box, I ban-
twisted nnd turned among the desceuts of the dvd it to the l*rince, who placed it on a lack-
mountain it looked like the tail of nltugelicry cfcd stand prepared for tbe purpose. Mr.
dragon. On reaching tho plain I was met Ileusken having returned to his place,' and
by the authorities of the city of Odowara ami the Prince being agaiti' prostrate, the Lmpe-
a whole army of lanterns, of all imaginable si- ror bowed to me, smiling pleasantly at the
zes ami colors, each being decorated with the same time. Titis ended my audience; and 1
arms of its owner, and the whole forming an backed out of tbe room, making three bows as
ensemble that was lively and pleasing. I passed f - .
Sunday, the 29th of November, at Kawasaki. rhe U3U “‘ dress of tbe Japanese nobles is
This is the town that Chaplain Bittinger reach- °f silk, but the court dress is made of a coarse
cd when he made his celebrated dash at Ycdo. yellow grass cloth, and for a coronet they
(Sec Commodore Perry's Journal of the Japan I wear a black lackered affair that looks like a
Expedition.) From my first arrival iu Japan distracted night-cap. I did not see a single
up to the present day I lmvo always refused go" 1 - J c ' Tc| . or ornament of any kiud, on the
to transact any business or to travel op Sun- person of the Emperor, or ou those of his cour-
day. I soon got the Japanese to under- ,,er s. who composed the great nobility of Ja-
stand my motive, aud I am sure it has inbreas- P a "- , ,
cd their respect for me. * rom *“ e audience chamber I was taken
The roads were all repaired aud cleanly another room, where I found the five great
swept on the whole of my route before I pass- counsellors of State, who. having bepn pre-
cd; bridges were put in order, aud many new scute( * to me, congratulated me on my audi
ones built; all travel on tbe road was stopped, puce, and expressed their wonder and aston
so that F did not see those crowds of travel- I foment at what they called my .“greatness o
lers, priests, nuns, &c., &c., described by , ben I asked for an explanation
Kempfer; the shops in all the towus and villa- . Ka,t ^ wcrc “Hed with admira-
gee were closed, fexcept cook-shops and tea-I fiee . 1116 8 * an( ^ erect, look the awful
houses,] nnd the inhabitants, elad in their hoi- ‘‘■Tycoon” in the face, spcaic plainly to him,
idav clothes, knelt on mats spread in front of h,s reply—and all this wtthout any trep-
their houses; not a sound was heard, nor n td 11 * 1 ?", or ® n y “flutvertng of the muscles of
gesture indicative of curiosity seen ; all was , 8 side.’ I write all this to let you see that
respectful silence. The people were ordered ,1,c 11838 Princes understand the use of
to cast down their .ryes ns I passed, as I was court compliments. I was then shown a pres
too high even to be looked at; but tliia order I ettf of fifteen silken robes from bis Majesty,
was only partially obeyed, for tbe dear datigh- !in “ was taken to a room where a banquet, set
tors of Eve would have n peep regardless of out on S1 , X !T frays, twelve inches hjgh, was
consequences. Tho authorities of tho towns I I )r8 P ar cd for my single stomach. I here was
nnd villages mot me at their boundaries, and foo ‘J enough for one hundred hungry man !
saluted me by kneclingnnd “knocking head Y ou must know that the dinner trays [like
they then lead the way through their littleju- tho breeches] are a mark of rank in Japan ;
riadictions, and took leave by similar prostra- a,,d tli0 ra " k 18 lnd J cated ,by the height ot the
jj 0I)9 I travs, which vary from three to twelve tucli-
To you, who know me so well. I trust I need 83 ^g a “’ if ll,e tra y+* r f htcltcr^.
not say that these ceremonies and slavish ob- 11 dttmuishes tho honor connected with the
servaiiccs but ill agreed with my simple habits, I actual height of the tray; for it indicates that
and that they were utterly repugnant to a ty 11 ^ l»e another^occaston; buttfiit^be
sincere republican principles. But what could ln:1 de of unpamted cy-preM wood the honor is
I do ? I knew that tho ultimate success of complete, for it say* as plant as words can do,
the real object of my mission to Ycdo did, in * you are so subitum in your rank that no one
fact, very much depend on the state and cer- CiU1 dar0 *° ea J a tra T f. kat J' ou * ,av ®
emony which was observed on my journey, " scd • My attention was parttcularly called
nnd which would attend my entry into Yedo. both totbcheight of the trays and to the flat-
Such being my feelings aud opinions, I did tou, 8 a special edict, ’ they
not, on tho one hand, demand anv of these I ,' vcr8 ,n , fldc ""varnished wood. You must
honors, nor, on the other, refuse them when know that this samc dimter bad been the sub-
offerod to me j ect 01 g rave discussion, both in Stmoda and
On Monday, the 30th of November, I made ia Vedo - Jltey were very anxious I should
my entry into Ycdo. My .followers put on 1 ea * a * the Palace. I replied that I would do
their camiscimo., or dresses of ceremony, dee- so cheerfully, provided a person or persons of
orated with any quantity of eagles. suitable rank would eat with me; but said that
I should not have known when I passed the self-respect would forhidmy eating at a ta-
linc which separates Sinagana from Y'edo had h}c where my host or hia representative de-
thc spot not been pointed ont to mo, as the 8 h" 8 d to ait down. AV ben I had admired tbe
houses form a continuous street for some miles ver y nest arrangemeut of the banquet, I was
before you reach the actual boundary of the a ff ala asked to sit down. I then said, “Say
city. From the gate by which I entered the *° .Majesty that I thanked him for his of-
city to my quarters was about seven miles. f°fcd entertainment. At last the whole af-
Thc streets of Ycdo are divided into sections I f air was sent to my quarters, where I distri
of 120 yards by gates and palisades of strong bitteil it among my Stmoda followers,
timber. This enables the police to isolate tk ® exhibition of the dinner, 1
any portion of tho city, or any line running conducted to the room I_first entered, and, af-
tbrougli it, nnd thus prevent tho assembling I ter J, lad dl ! ul . lk °f Mie celebrated •pondered
of Crowds or mobs. When wc approached a 8a - , 1 being conducted to the cnUanccbv
gate it was opened, and as soon as tho rear chambcrlams who knocked head wit.t
had passed througl. it was closed. The gates tdl . force Unit w due to one who tod seen
of ail the cross streets wani alsoi keptdoNd. U , aUhe old forn.totofan audjence,
I could see immense crowd. bqn»d thow 8 .toed-down,” “knock-head, so that
gates, but the people on our actual line of t , )£) b taade „ aln he J your skuU crack,” if
march were those only that occupied the b ill- - t ^ iM cxUt at thc co a rt at Y cdo, was not
dtngs on the route. Notwithstanding all this, uged in „ ^ A f aint ^,,^1 was made to
the number that assembled was t prodigious. I me a[ _ sill](><la 0|at j wouJd kneel, but I told
The centre of ti.o way was kept clear, ana the t jj 0lu ^j ie rc( j U0S t was offensive, and must not
crowd kept back by ropes stretched along each , )C repeato £ Tliat en dcd it
,K “ Th * "ssemhln^fi wns com- I j 0 ” nnot , cll yo „ how many thoughts crow
ded my mind during my audience. The great
Idea, however, was ncrc, and now, tho barrier
of exclusion that has been rigidly maintained
l»y this singular people for more than two cen
turies is finally broken down, and it is my coun
try, my glorious country, that has achieved
this, anti all has !>ccn accomplished by moral
force. Great.and glorious triumph of reason!
In tny letter to my good friend, Gen. AVet-
niore, 1 shall treat on tbo matters that occupied
tuc for the three months of my first visit to Ycdo
—with descriptions of various matters, as well
as an account of my illness. As in your letter
1 do not touch on the above subjects, neither
in his shall I enter on those which fonn the sub-
stance of tlus, so that a perusal of both letters
will give you an idea of all I wish to communi
My return to Simoda was on a steamer pre
sented to the Japanese by tbo Dutch, and my
subsequent voyages to and from Ycdo were all
by water. I do’ not know thc exact date of my
return to Simoda. There is a perfect blank in
my memory for about twenty days. Suffice it
to say that on tho 28th of March I was aware
that I was as helpless as a child, and that 1 was
also aware of tbe serious nature of my illness.
In April I again started for Yedo, notwith,
standing thc strung remonstrances of tbe phy
sicians, and I was so feeble that I was actually
carried on board the steamer like a child. Hap
pily no ill effects followed this imprudent, but
absolutely necessary, step of mine.
The Emperor manifested the greatest kind
ness and the most marked solicitude for my
perfect restoration to health. He daily sent me
some very nice affair that tod been prepared in
the palace. Alter about a fortnight of these
kind attentions, during which time I was rap
idly gaining strength, his Majesty sent thc
Prince of Tainba to me to urge the use of a cer
tain remedy, which the Prince described. If
you arc curious to know what tbe nature ofthe
remedy was, you can turn to tbe second verse
of tbo first chapter of the First Book of Kings,
••commonly called thc Third Book of Kings.”
In justice to myself permit roe to add that my
health tos so rapidly improved that I have not
used the imperial prescription. The weather
during April and May was charming, and each
dayl felt its influence.
The Japanese pointed out various places of
interest such as temples, gardens, Ac., which
I visited with benefit to my health and relaxa
tion for my mind. The Seeby, or theatres, of
Yedo are three in number. They are all in the | and limbs striking a large beam a distinct blow
distant from each other.
_ _ tod an opportunity to whisper my views to the
part ofthe city, and only a few yards at each revolution, (“Poor creetcr, how it must captain, and while we were at dinner, his state-
i:n each other. I intended to vi.-at them, have hurt him!”) AYhen the machinery had
but my friend, the Prince of Sinano, earnestly
requested me not to do so. He said no Japan
ese of rank could go there without being dis
graced ; that if an imperial officer should' be
seen there he would be dismissed the service.
He added, “vou now stand as high as any man
in Japan; whv, then, should you wish to cast
yourself down from the honorable place you oc
cupy Feeling convinced that his statements
were correct, and not w ishing to do anything I press the question,
that might lessen my influence as the represen- “Was the man killed f
tative of my country, I did not go. The Japan- “I don’t know—haven’t come to that place
ese have very few amusements; the principal yet—you’ll know when I’ve finished thc piece."
ones are wrestling, jugglers,' anti lop spinners. I And Mr. Slocum continued reading.
Nothing analogous to the Rougen of Java, “It was evident when the shapeless form was
thc Karch girl of India, tho Alme of Egypt, the I taken down that it was no longer tenanted by
O' »•* 11 * - *l, n I’.’/vi,c/<«fx nf Pnrio u I thf» inininrfftl cntrif—ilitf flirt vlfol cnorl* tree
been stopped, it was.found that Mr. Jones’ arms
and legs were macerated to a jelly; (“AVell,
didn’t it kill him J” asked Mrs. S. with increas
ing interest; portions of dumeta, cerebrant and
cerebellum, in confused masses, were scattered
about tbe floor—in short, the gates of eternity
had opened upon him.”
Here Mr. Slocum paused to wipe his specta
cles, nnd the wife seized the opportunity to
room was searched A large sum of money I Corupr of 2d St. & Cotton Avenue;
was found there, and many ofthe gambler’s | TgEGS leave to inform the Ladies of Macon and
Sira of Polynesia, or the Figurante of Paris is the immortal spirit—that thc vital spark was tain with quite as much real as he had used in
to be met here. A grand match of one bun- extinct” ‘‘AVas the man killed * that’s what 1 praying and exhorting,
dred ofthe crack wrestlers of Japan was got up want to como at,” said Mrs. Slocum,
for mv amusement Turn to Commodore Per- j ^ “Do_ have a little patience, old woman, said
hand A top wits declared to be a female, I “True enough, sir,” I replied, respectfully,
1 having let it spin awhile, he took it up, f or the gentleman was a clergyman, a Methodist
aide of the street. The assemblage wns eom
posed of men. women, and children, of all
ranks and conditions—the women being tho
larger number. I estimated the two lines of
people that extended along the way, from my
cntrauce into the city to the place provided
for my residence, to have bcou full 300,000.
Yet in all this vast concourse I did not hear a
word* except the constant cry of tho Harbin
ger, Satu, satu ! .....
You may think it impossible that silence
could have been maintained among so large a
number of women, but I assure you that it was
The house prepared for me was situated
within tho fourth circle of the castle, or aristo
cratic portion of the city, and large enough to
accommodate five hundred persons, in the Ja
On my arrival I was warmly welcomed by
my good friend tho Prince of Sinano, who
showed me the various provisions that bad
been made for my accommodation aud com
fort, nnd which included chairs, tables, bed
steads, &c., &c., nouo of which are used by
Tbe following day tbe Prince of Tainba vis
ited me in great State. He said he came as a
“special ambassador” from the Emperor to
congratulate me on my arrival, and to ask af
ter my health. After receiving these compli
ments, and making a suitable reply, the Priuco
pointed to a large box which he said was a
ireserit to me from bis Majesty. I found the
wx contained five large traya of bon-bons,
weighing over one hundred pounds.
I subsequently visited thc hereditary Prince
of Hotta, chief of thc great Council of State
and Minister for Foreign Affairs. The visit
was a pleasant one, and the arrangements for
audience were completed. I gave the Prince
a copy of my intended speech to the Emperor,
and before 1 left he gave a eopy of the reply
tho Emperor would make to me. By this ar
rangement, the speeches being both transla
ted beforehand, we would be enabled to dis
pense with the presence of interpreters at the
audience. On the Monday week after my
arrival I set out for the Palace- My train
blazed out in new silk dresses, and my_guards
wore their breeches rolled up to the middle of
the thigh. You must know that the wearing
of breeches in Japan is a mark of high rank,
or, if worn by an inferior, that be t* in the
service of one of thc highest fank ; so that the
wearing of breeches here is as much coveted as
description he gives of it is very
corresponds with what I saw, with the except ‘This fatal casualty has cast a gloom over our
tion that he says (page 433) that some of the village, and we trust ttot it will prove a waru-
wrestlers hutted each other, and kept up their ing to all persons who are called upon to
brutal contest until their foreheads were be- regulate the powerful machinery of our mills.”
smeared with blood,” Ac., Ac. “Now,” said Mrs. Slocum, perceiving that
I saw nothing of that kind, although over the narrative was ended, “now I should like
fifty matches were exhibited. The Japanese to know whether the man was killed or not.”
assured me that if “butting andbloodshed’’ was Mr Slocum looked puzzled. He scratched his
seen at Kanagawa it was the exception and not | 18ad , scrutinising thc article he had been perus-
thc rule. * ing. and took a careful survey of the paper.
Thc jugglers are very clever. One of them “I declare, wife,” said he “It’s curious, but
made two butterflies of common thin paper. | really thc paper don’t say.”
He first raised one of them up in the air by the
wind of his fan, made it flutter about lm head, I Tbe mysterious Gambler,
alight on his finger, his arm, and his face; he I j have made several passages up thc Missis-
next set the pair in motion, and it was re-ally I s jppj and Ohio rivers, but never without seeing
wonderful to see how natural the action was. I more or less professional gamblers. It is a thriving
They chased each other through the air in ctr- business on thc boats, where time tongs heavi-
eles sometimes horizontal and sometimes verb- ly on the hands of the passengers, and the black-
eal; they hovered over tho water that was in n carry off large sums of money. They usu-
sensation in New tortc. | These gentry tod become such on intolerable
For the amusement of your children, and es- I nuance th a t the captains of the boats did not
pecially for the amusement'of the little lady I knowingly permit one to come onboard; nnd
ttot was so indignant at seeing my-likeness ex- n0 ( unfircquently a brace of blacklegs were lon-
] josed in tlic open air, I will describe the per- j„ tbo woods when their professions were
1 “nuance. _ discovered.
The exhibitor having spun atop, placed it During one of my trips the boat put up at the
on a board, wher^it revolved with great rapid-1 mouth ofthe Arkansas river, and as usual, I
ity and steadiness; he then.took it up and laid f^k a stroll on shore. I’hcard thc bell for the
it on its side, where it remained without mo- I departure of the steamer, and hastened back to
tion ; he then talked to the top, and at the top; tbe landing. As I was on my way I was ouly
and, after making sundry flourishes with lll:s (overtaken by agentluman witli a Uroatl-brimmctl
fan, he again placed it upright on the board, bat, green goggles, and a white neck cloth, tug-
sml lo! it sptm away r as merrily' as 'Cver. An- I gfing along with a large valise,
other top, when lifted up by the spindle, made uj am ra thcr late, am I not?” said he, as he
a noise exactly like your locust when held in me
the’ * *• - * * —
and o .
shook it, and down fell seven distinct tops, all itinerant, I supposed.
of which whirled merrily around. Another “My valise is rather heavy, and I feared I
suddenly changed into a lantern, and, after should lose the boat”
whirling some time, thc lamp in the lantern was “L e t me help you carry it, sir.”
spontaneously lighted. A piece of sewing thread He accepted my civil offer, and I took hold
about five yards long was heldextcnded by two of ti )c valise, which was certainly' loaded very
persons; the exhibitor put a top on this thread, heavily for a Methodist parson. In a few rao-
and it ran from one end to the other, always ments we reached the steamer and I passed on
upright, and constantly revolving. 1 he same j boavJ; but my new acquaintance tod accorn-
feat was performed on the edge oi a sword; thc pfighed but half the distance, when thc plank
top ran from the hilt to the point, and back a- canted, anil he was thrown into the river. For-
gain to the hilt. I will only deserito one more innately for him, I was prompt in my efforts to
feat In the court-yard, where the exhibition rescue him, ami he was immediately drawn on
took place, a polo some thirty feet high was board with no other detriment than a thorough
planted in thc ground; from a cross-bar at the ducking.
top of tho pole a small house was suspended, JI y friend whom, as I never learned his name,
(like your martin boxes,) and from the door of h shall have to call thc Rev. Mr. Goggles, re-
the liouse a piece of twine hung down to the tired to a vacant state room. It was now near
ground ; tlic exhibitor placed a spinning top on l y chirk and I did not see him again that night,
the palm of his left hand, and seized t!iO' twine As usual, in the evening, there was a table
with his right; then, tossing thc top up in the j D tbe cabin, devoted to card*; iiia word, there
air, he dexterously- east a turn of the twine a-1 was gambling without stint. No ono objected
round thc lower spindle, and the top instantly j to the practice, so long as it was not done by
la-gan to ascend the twine, reached the door, professional blacklegs. I never played, but I
which it forced open, entered the house, and often stood by the table to observe the progress
then quietly laid down to rest!! In all this ex- 0 f the game, and study the looks of the players,
hibition there was neither trick nor deception ; ils they were agitated by thc fickle changes of
it was a plain exhibition of skill. a moment
A'ours, sincerely, AVhile I was thus w'atcliing them, I observed
TOAVN8ENDII ARRIS. on the opposite side of thc tabic a well dressed
P. S.—The distance from Simoda to Yedo is ptlemai 1 , »>» was regarding with eager in-
180 miles bv land; by water it isonlvabout80 tc . rcst , th ? I’ 1 ?! 8 ° rthl -’ S»"' bler! V He; man.fest-
It was soon apparent ttot thc new comer was
a skillful player, and time after time, lie swept
thc board of all that tod been staked. In a
short time his companions had enough of it and
withdrew. IIo had won a large sum of money,
and was evidently satisfied with his evening’s
He smoked on tlic toiler deck until all tho
passengers had retired, and then left Much
curiosity had been manifested to know who and
what he was. Nobody had seen him before, and
nobody remembered when lie came on board,
and what seemed most singular of all, lie was
not scon the next day, though tho boat was not
Stopped dicing the night
The next day was Sunday, and at breakfast
times my Methodist friend made his appear
tools, as well as the dress the ‘unknown’ had
“Parson, can you swim ?” asked the captain,
as the Rev. Mr. Goggles came upon the toiler-
‘‘You will have a • chance to try; Tm going
t0 The aaptonZk’hto’by the collar, and ex-1
plained the matter to the astonished passengers, j The Stock comprises, ia psrt, the following, vU:
who were quite ready to assist in emptying his
pockets, and then throwing him overboard.
tbe public in general that he has just returned
from New-York and is now ready to showoiiwof the
Largest and handsomest Stocks of
FANCY, STAPLE AND DOMESTIC
ever exhibited in the Southern market, which will
The money taken from him was paid over to his
The last we saw of him he was swimming
vigorously towards the shore, cursing the cap-
Tho young man from Cincinnati got his
cherished coin, and, I trust, learned a useful
Tiie Secret ot Success.
“Good luck is all 1” the ancient proverb preaches;
But though it looks so very grave and wise,
Trust not thc lazy lesson that it teaches,
For, as it stands, thc mnsty maxim lies!
That luck is something, were a truer story—
And in life’s mingled game of skill and luck,
Thc cards that win thc stake of wealth »r glory,
Are Genius, Patience, Perseverance, Pluck!
To borrow still another illustration,
A trifle more specific and precise—
Small chance has Ruck to guide the operation,
AYhen cunning Wit has loaded all thc dice !
Thc real secret of the certain winner
Against thc plottings of malicious Fate,
Learn from the story of a gaming sinner,
AVhose frank confession I will here relate:
‘In this ’ere business, as in any other,
By which n chap an honest living earns,
You don’t get nil thc science from your mother,
But at you follcr it, you lives and learns.
And I, from being much behind the curtain,
And getting often very badly stuck,
Finds out, at last, there’s nothing so uncertain
As trusting cards and everything to luck!
So now, you see—which nat’rally cnchances
The Faith in Fortune that I used to feel—
I take good care to regulate the chances,
And ahca;/s has afinijer in the dial !” Sax i:.
Milk km. Good*.
Robes a Lis, and Bay »d»ro Striped Fancy Silks,
Black Silks, such as Gros do Rhine, Gros de Naple
and Bishop Silks.
Woolen Drru flood..
French, German and English Merinoes,
All wool Robes a Lis, De Laine Robes a quiUe
Cashmere Robes a quillc,
Imp. Foulard, Brocaded Iiutera. Poil de Cheore,
Imperial Paramattas, Mohairs, Cashmeres,
Balmorals, De Raines, De Beges,
English, American A French Prints A Ginghams.
Mhnirls and HcnrG, .
Mantilla Stella Shawls, Mantilla Shawls,
Stella Shawls, Chenille Shawls,
Waterloo Long Shawls,
Bay State Long nnd Square Shawls,
Crape, Basket and Blanket Shawls,
Chenille, Cashmere and printed Soarfs.
Clonka—A (tkoice Aaaortmrnt of
Talisman, Rosalie, Eva, Casta Diva, Pandora,’
Cordelia, Dnchcss do Beni, Rob Roy,
Grey Maneuvering and Velvet Cloaks,
- of tho very latest and most fashionable styles. 3
Ribb. Jaoeonet, Colar de Paris,
Jaoconet and Swiss Gt. Setts,
Ribb. Jacconct Setts de Paris,
Ribb. Jacconet I’rima Donna Setts,
Lace trimmed Setts, Embroidered Bands,
Flouncings, Skirts, Children's Waists anil Robes,
Lace and Muslin Curtains.
A complete Anortment of Iloaiery, Ilowae
and Plantation Furnishing flood.,
and all other artioles usually found in a regular Dry
Good Store. Remember, at
Sep. 88, Corner 2d Street and Cotton Avenue.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
A TTHE SIGN OFTHE BIG BOOT, No. it, St
Cotton Avenue, opposite Washington B
Hail Lot, Macon, Georgia.—The subscribers ^*9
would return their thanks for the very liberal and
long continued patronago extended to them, and
would most respectfully solicit a continuance of th
same. Wehave now iu store a large assortment ofe
BOOTS AND SHOES*
mostly of our own manufacture, to which weekly
additions will be made, of all the different styles
and patterns usually called for in a shoe store, and
would invite those wishing to purchase, t o cal! nnd
examine our stock, as wo are prepared to sell as low
MIX A KIRTLAND.
The great cry against the Parliamentary I as “J haU3e tho cit Y or
Reform proposed by Mr. Bright in England, '
that he wishes to Americanize England, i a
At a large meeting told at Alancheste?. De- I
cember loth, Mr. Bright replied to this charge I soled aud pegged. Just receivoaand for sale lowby
as follows: | Sept. 28. MIX * KIRTLAND.
scs, Ac., I saw on thc route, for all is au exact
counterpart of Simoda, which I have already
described to you.
From Holland "Bitters Sweet.”
Tbe Cradle Song.”
AVhat is the little one thinking about t
Very wonderful things no doubt.
Yet he laughs and cries, and cats and drinks,
And knuckles and crows, and nods and winks.
As if his liesd were as full of kinks
And curious riddles as nnv sphinx!
Warped ty colic and wet by tears,
Punctured by pins ami tortuied by fears,
Oar little nephew will lose two years;
And ha'll never know
Where thc summers go—
He need not laugh, for he’ll find it so!
Who enn tell what a baby thinks J
Who can follow the gossamer links
By which the manikin feels his way
Out from the shore of the great unknown,
Blind, and wailing, and alone,
Into thc Light of day?
Out from the shore of the unknown sea,
Tossing in pitiful agony—
Of the unknown sea that reels and rolls
Specked with barks of little souls—
Barks that were launched on the other side,
And slippped from Heaven ou an ebbing tide!
What does he think of his mother’s eyes ?
What does he think of his mother’s hair ?
What of the cradle-roof that tlies
Forward aud backward through the air ?
What does ho think of his mother’s breast—
Bare and beautiful, smooth and while,
Seeking it ever with fiesh delight—
Cup of his life and couch of his rest ?
What does lie think when her quick embrace
Presses his hand and buries his face
Deep where the heart-throbs sink and swell
With a tenderness she can never tell,
Though she murmur the words
Of all the birds—
Words she has learned to murmur well ?
Now he thinks lie’ll go to sleep!
I can see tbe thadow creep
Over his ejes in soft eclipse,
Over his brow and over his lips.
Out to his little finger tips 1
Softly sinking, down he goes!
Down he goes! Down he goes!
See! he is hushed in sweet repose!
assort mint _____
met. “You arc going to Americanize us.” I Rt of Gents and boys Rubbers. Also, La-VBSk
[Laughter.] Nothing is so dreadful to an dies sfipper and sandal rubber Shoes of Goodyear’s
Englishman _ who is thinking of. emigrating | -^ratedpatent. Just reemved -dforaototow by
across the Atlantic ns ttot we should be A- yyLANTATIONBROGANA-Nosrinstore
mericauized in England. [Laughter.] That JT the best assortment of Negro Shoes, we«
is a phrase coined by some cunning knave— I have ever offered in this market. Men’s double
Daughter]—intended to catch a good many I 8 ? le<1 P e ff an d nailed black and russetts; do. heavy
very simple dupes and no doubt it will catch £&.SSJESSif 7$S3s we
some of them ; but I should like to ask these | tow. Sept. 23. MIX A KIRTLAND.
gentleman whether representation is not an tjoots AND SHOES.-Men’s, Bovs and
Englishman custom and an English principle. | _L> ■
Jewelry, Pianos, See.
NEW AND ELEGANT STOCK
NOW OPENING FOR
1858. Pall & Winter Trade. 1859.
CONSISTING HF PART Or
WATCHES of all the finest (rod Medium
qualities cased in Gold and Silver, for Ladies
and Gentlemen’s wear, warranted good time keepers
CHAINS, Keys,'Seals, Ac., of tho best styles
JEWELRY insets of Diamond, Opal, Pearl
Garnet, Cameo, Lava, Mosaics, all Gold, Ac.
PEN AND PENCIL CASES of Gold and
SPECTACLES, of Gold, Silver, Steel, and
Common, including a fine lot of Scotch Pebbles.
SILVER WARE, Tea Setts, Pitchers, Gob-
blets, Caps, Dippers, Butter Coolers, Waiters, Forks,
Spoons, Knives, Ac. Warranted equal and superior
to U. 8. Coin.
PLATED WAKE, in Waiters, Baskets, Cas
tors, Wine, Egg A Fruit Stands, Snuffers and Tmy t,
Ac., of good quality.
FANCY GOODS, an endless variety of new
and elegant designs, selected for Bridal ana other
ALSO A FINE STOCK OF Cut'.eryrior Ta
ble and Pocket use, Guns, Colt’s Pistols, Pocket
Hooks, Banker's Cases, Surveyor’s Compasses,
Chains, Gas Fixtures, Oil Paintings, Tooth and Hair
Brushes, Walking Canes, Military Goods, Knight
Templar’s Swords, Baskets. Gapies of various kinds.
Billiard Balls, ditto Chalk Leathers, Ac. Mecbani-
cal and Magnetic Toys, Ac.. Ac., all of which will bo
sold ou thebest terms. A call is respectfully so
licited with an assurance that our tost efforts will
be to please in quality and price of onr Goods.
E. J. JOHNSTON A CO.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. (
A new and fine lot expected drily, and will be sold
at Manufacturer's Prices.
E. J. JOHNSTON A CO.
Wc are now prepared to have all kinds of Ilair
Work done with neatness and beauty.
nov2 E. J. JOHNSTON A CO.
_ _ , Youth’s fine calf and kip peg'd boots ;•
They w'ere Englishmen who first took it to the Men’s stout kip hunting and mud Boots; Gents lasf-
Uuited States TCheers 1 in ” Gaiters, Monterey, opera and ties, nud fine call
I. „„:.i *i.„. T. J- I • Brogans; Gents, boys’ and youths’ patent andenam- I Music Boxes, too numerous to particularise in an
It is said that wherever an Englishman goes, e Ued Brogans: Men’s, boys’ aud youths’ California advertisement.
Ill at *1(2 lira Wit 11 film 111 Ct r.’llifri elfill IIP I Irin RpAwina n Inviro I Tlmnl-fnl few tl.n Ckn*.! nefvnnawn LnriawnJ imon
MENAED & BUEGEAED,
TIM T BI.lIelKEItS
lLTAVE just received and opened & large and
tt splendid assortment of Goods in their line,
consistingin part ofthe following articles,
BOLD AND SILVER
"W AT C H E S.
H anting Magic Case, Independent 2d, Ac., for Gen
GOLD WATCHES for Ladies, rich and bean
SILVER WARE, such as Spoons, Caps, Gob
MILTER PLATED WARE, such as Cas
tors, Egg Boilers, (with Gold Plated Gold Cups and
Spoons,) Fruit Baskets, Pitchers, Caudle Sticks,
Consisting of Diamond and Gold Rings, Pins, Ac.,
Ac., sparkling and bright.
Such as Violins, Flutes, Guitars, Banjos, Tambo-
Gold Pens, and Pencils. Gnitar and Violin Strings,
and a varied assortment of
. Fancy Goods,
just as he takes with him his white skin he
takes with him the foundation of representa
tive institutions. He has taken them already
to thc Cape; be is already as busy as possible
iu building up four or five mouarchial repub
lics in Australia; he has carried the repre
sentative system to Canada; he carries it
wherever lie goes. Why, the bill of 1852 was
a desperate measure in the direction of Amer-
kip Brogans, a large assortment
Bopt. 23, MIX A KIRTLAND.
Hardeman & Griffin
ARE NOW RECEIVING THEIR
IF A1L L AM® W"0
£3 "X* o cy
AT THEIR OLD STAND.
icanizing us. It took some boroughs, where rpHEIR Stock consist in part of the following
twelve members of a corporation returned the I J. GOODS, to which they invite tbe attention of
“My good friend, I have to thank you for the vc £ t ^ , n , he Govcrnment 8mall .
| good service you did me last evening. I am
poor;'I have none of this world's goods. I
trust ttot all my treasures are laid up in
heaven. llut the Lord will reward you, if I
“Don’t mention it, my dear sir, I am happy
to have been the means of saving you.”
We conversed awhile upon the matter, and
my friend then spoke of having a service on
board, if agreeable to tiie passengers. Of
course it was agreeable, and the parson prayed
and exhorted with a zeal ttot would have
done honor to tho most celebrated of the reviv
The impression produced by tlic service, I
am sony to say, was not so permanent, for when
evening came, the gaming table was spread out
as usual, and the game commenced. The mys
terious gambler appeared again, much to the
surprise of all, for it was believed that ho tod
landed, or been lost overboard. Ho played,
and swept the board as before. Some of the
weaker ones began to think he was tbe devil in
disguise, and their belief was almost confirmed
when thc next day nothing could to found of
. The passengers made him tlic subject of their
conversation and. quite an excitement was kind
led. The Captain swore if he saw him again,
lie would throw him into tho river. A thorough
search was made for him, but ail in vain. My
Methodist friend was especially indignant, and
believed it would to a good plan to tong thc
jambler. As soon as his true character was
discovered, I agreed with him entirely.
One young man from Cincinnati was particu-
members to Parliament, and it gave tbe suf
frages to some 5,000 of tbe people. Was not
that Americanizing such boroughs with a ven
geance ? [Laughter. J The more you extend
your representation, the more, of course, you
become like tbat systematic and theoretically
perfect representation which exists in the U-
nited States. [Hear, hear.]
In am not insensible to some things that ap
pear to mo to be errors in principle—some
tbat are errors iu practice in the Constitu
tion and in the customs of the United States,
but I protest against our being-shut up to take
nothing from America but cotton and rice and
tobacco, [laughter and cheers] and, in fact,
wc do take a good many other things. I am
toldthat my frieiui Mr. Platt, a member of a
very eminent firm in this neighborhood, has a
wonderful machine from America with which
to make bricks. We know that the agricul
ture of this country has been greatly advant
aged by tbe importation of reaping machines
from America. We know that thole persons
who arc going about so apprehensive of inno
vation have particular reason to be delighted
with America, because they have received
from tbat country thc invention of the rcvol-
Merchant and Planners:
50 bales Gunny Cloth
200 coils Richardson Rope
1000 pounds HaJin<j Twine
Thankful for the liberal patronage bestowed upon
them* since they commenced business, they solicit a
continuance of tho same, and will spare uo pains to
give satisfaction to their customers, both in etyle
and quality of their Wares, and in price.
Watch and other repairing executed with dispatch
aud on reasonable terms. M. & B.
D. C. HODGKINS & SON,
I NVITES the .
t h o Sporting
Public nud oth-
rs, to their
Inrae selection of DOUBLE GUNS, RIFLES, PIS-
150 C UofleeJavrPorto H.CO Bin and to I Iu*. selection of DOUBLEGUNS, RIFLES, PIS-
loo bags Louee, Java, Forto Rico, Kio stdLa | Tof s POCKET AND SPORTING CUTLERY.
arms’ established at Enfield, they have patent
machinery from America for making gun-
stocks. They can tarn out a gun-stocks I am
told, in twenty-two minutes, tit for the barrel
—what a dreadful thing to think of! [laugh
ter] and I tun sure tbat Mr. Miles, if his pro
tectionist principles .have not long ago desert
ed him, will be horrified to hear that they have
actually brought Americans over to show the
English how to work them, [continued laugh
ter ;] but there is much more behind. The
Times, the Morning Star, tho Daily Telegraph,
and the leading newspaper in this district, the
Manchester Daily Examiner, with, I believe,
two or three of the widely circulated London
weekly papers, are all printed on machines
which wcrc cither made in America ( or, being
made in this country, were mado upon tbe A-
tncrican patent. [Cheers.]
10 chests Black and Green Tea
75 barrels A B A C Sugar
25 barrels crushed and Powdered Sugar
5 boxes Loaf Sugar
15 hogsheads fine Porto Rico
300 sacks Liverpool Salt
too sacks Alum Salt
150 boxes Adamantine Candles
to boxes Sperm Candles
75 boxes No. I Soap
20 boxes Family Toilet Soap
30 boxes assorted and Fancy Candy
125 kegs Nails
5p boxes Stnrch
100 jars Snnff
50 whole, half and quarter kegs of Powder
20 cans Duck-shooting Powder
100 bags Shot
100,000 Segars, various brands
50 boxes Tobacco
20 cases Magnoliaand Combination Tobacco
20 hales Osnabnrgs and Stripes
5 coses Homespuns, bleached
10 bales Georgia Kerseys
5 bales Northern Kerseys
15 bales Blankets, all sizes
60 baskets Piper’s Hoidsick Wi le
75 eases Ginger and Blackberry Wine and ’
50 barrels Rye and Corn Whiskey
10 barrels Extra old Bourbon
so barrels Gin, Rum and Brandy
10 casks Madeira, Port and Sweet Wine
10 cases London Dock Gin
15 cases Boker's aud Stoughton Bitters
10 cases Lemon Syrup
20 casks Ale and Porter
10 boxes Ginger Preserves, Prunes and Figs
30 boxes Assorted Pickles
20 boxes Super. Carb. Soda
30 barrels aud boxes Soda and Batter Crackers
25 boxes Herrings
5 sacks Ashtoa’s Table Salt
10 dozen Well Buckets
5 cases Ashton's Table Salt
25 dozen Blue Buckets
10 nests of Tubs
30 d oze Wool nats
20 boxes Leverit Axes
10000 pounds White Lead and Zina
100 barrels Linseed Oil
10 barrels Tanners’ and Machine Oil
ALSO, A rtu* LOT OF
CHROME GREEN. YELLOW, PRUSSIAN BLUE
Couldn’t Find it Out.
Mr. Slocum was not educated in au Univcr- _ _
sity, and his life has been iu by-paths and out I lariy distressed in the sudden disappearance of
of thc way places. His mind is cluiracterized tho blackleg, for he tod under the influence of
by the literalness rather than thc comprehen-1 an overdose of brandy, staked and lost a half
sivc grasp of subjects. Mr. Slocum can, how- eagle which the mother had given him just bc-
ever, master a printed paragraph by dint of fore her death. It was not the money thatdis-
spelling thc hard words in a deliberate manner, I tressed him, for ho had plenty of that, but it
and manages to gain a few glimpses of men and I was the associations connected with thc coin
things from his little rooky farm, through thc I itself. There was a history belonging to it, ho
medium of a newspaper. It is quite edifying said; to would give tho gambler double the val-
to hear Mr. Slocum reading the villago paper lie of it, if he would return it, with a ringat-
aloud to his wife after a tord day's work. A I tached to it
few evenings since, farmer Slocum iros reading Ttot evening, to the disappointment of all on
an account of a dreadful accident which hail board, who were prepared ^to deal with him
happened at the factory in the next town which I summarily, the blackleg did not appear. Man
thc village editor tod described in a great many I or devil,, lie had the means of knowing of the
“I d’dare, wile, that wsr a awful accident
over to the mill,” said Mr. Slocum.
“What was it about, Mr. Slocum.”
“1'U read thc ’count wife and then you'll
all know el-out it”
Mr. S. began to read.
“ Horrible and Fatal Accident.—It becomes
our mclanqholy and painful duty to record tbe
particulars of an accident that occurred at the
lower mill at this village; yesterday afternoon,
by which a human being in thc prime of life was
hurried to that bourne from which, as the im
mortal Shakespeare says, ‘no traveler returns.’
(Du tell!" exclaimed Mrs. S.)
“Mr. David Jones, a workman who tos but
few superiors this side of the city, superintend
ing one of the large drums, (“I wonder if ’twas
a brass drum, such as has “Eblubust Unum’
printed on’t,’ said Mrs. Slocum,) when ho be
came entangled. His arm was drawn around
the drum, and finally his whole body was drawn
over the shaft at fearful rata When his situa
tion was discovered, to had revolved with im
mense velocity about fifteen minutes, his head
indignation his acts tod caused. There was a
strange mystery about him. Every part of the
steamer was searched in vain for him. And it
seemed certain that he could not have gone
Tho next day I was talking with tlic Rev.
Mr. Goggles,not about thc gambler, but on gen
eral topics. Of course, his life, as an itinerant,
was full of interest to me. He told me how
cheaply ho lived and traveled from place to
place; that he was often hungry, and never had
over ten dollars at once.
“1 have only five, now," he said; and to
verify his statement, he took from his pocket a
I glanced at it There was a hole in it, with
a ring attached! It was certainly the property
of the yeung mat) from Cincinnati
“IVtot is the ring for?” I Asked.
“This piece was given me by a woman in
Arkansas, who was converted under my preach-
The liar! I tod already made up my mind
that he was an impostor; in short, ttot lie was
the mysterious gambler. Before dinner time, I
Further than this, don’t you remember that I TERRA DE SIENNA, BURNT UMBER, Ac., Ac.
the gentry—YYcst-enders, including even the I PAINTS AND VARNISH, BRUSHES AND SASH
l^-fcave been subscribmg tcn guineas a* | T ^° a “ n , 8 ept.28,1853.
SCHOFIELD & BROTHER,
FOUNDERS & MACHINISTS
JOITN 8. 8C HO FIELD, ........ . JOSIIL’A SCnOFIEU).
We are prepared to Manufacture
MILL AND GIN GEARING,
BRASS AND IRON CASTINGS,
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
IRON RAILINGS AND VERANDAHS.
Having the most complete assortment of Iron Rail-
piece to invite a clever farmer from Ohio to
show them how to tame a horse! [Load laugh
ter aud cheers.] Anything but politics—[re
newed cheering]—you may delight yourselves
with their charming poets, if you like—with
Bryant, Whittier and Longfellow; you may
interest and instruct yourself by their great
historians, Bancoft, Prescott and Motley; hut
if you ask how free, popular institutions are
working among your own countrymen on the
American continent, you are denounced as
uupatriotic, and at any rate treasonable tothe©3I^©!L5L^l^^^
House of Lords. [Cheers and laughter.]— 1
Bat I am not without great examples in this
Ax IiiisHM.vx’s Lktteb.—The following is a
true copy of a letter received in Boston, from
across tiie water:
Tippeiiakv JLkeland, March 27,1858. _ .
My Dear Nephew,—I have not heard any-1 to 18 in the 8tate, which for elegance, neatness, dura-
thing of yo sens that last time I wrote ye. I *“? d S«": c “ not be and are suit-
have moved from the place were I now live, or I ' " r . 10 ™ n s 0
should have written to you before. I did not I »*""??*•> *■•“» **" b, *c 8,«arc.,
know where a letter might find you first; but I. „ , . _ .
»- “• v p- «■ s •? f /«“ * JSreSsr.2E?ss
lines, to inform you of the death of your own | fer '
living uncle, Kilpatrick, nc died very suddenly
after a long illness of six months. Poor man,
A WJJ.7, 1 vvni. 1 AHl/ D1 1’RI 11UT 1/LiDDIYl,
FISHING TACKLE, WALKING STICKS, FOK-
11GN AND DOMESTIC AMUNITIQN, and every
article found in a FIRST CLASS
MOUTH. OP. SOUTH.
By careful attention to the business, and keeping
the best GOODS in our line, we expect to receive a
continuation of past favors.
I ICrpniring carefully nltendrd Iona krrrf o-
Oct. 26. fore.
SHORT HAND REPORTING.
T IIE subscriber, having bad years of experience
in reporting, offers to teach the Art through
] the'mail in EIGHT LESSONS, and to furnish (post
I paid) the two best books on the subject for Twelve
I dollars enclosed to mo in a letter at my risk. For
I twenty-five dollars he will give two months instruc-
I tion in the Art to pupils at Griffin. Board 812 per
| month. Address A. E. MARSHALL.
jan 13—31" Griffin. Ga.
A GREEABLE to the last will and testament of
John Powell, Senior, late of Jones County de-
J ceased, will bo sold before the Conrt Homo door,
| in tho town Clinton, Jones connty, on the first Tues
day in March next, within the legal hours of sale, a
I Negro boy by the name of JOE, about six years old
| of yellow complexion. Sold for a division amongst
| the legatees of said deceased.
jan 18 WILLIAM MORELAND, ExeT.
C HARLES II. BAIRD Is offering WINTER
GOODS at greatly reduced prices.
CALL AND SEE HIM.
I SHIRTS ! SHIRTS ! !
A NEW Lot just received and will be sold low by
dec 31 C. II. BAIRD.
B. A. WISE,
W OULD most respectfully inform tbe public
and his customers that be tos removed his
STOVES, TIN WARE, AND
TO HLS NEW STORE,
Next door to the Telegraph Building, 5n Cherry 8t.,
and would be pleased to ha ve all persons in want of
Goods in my line, to caU and. examine my stock,
where may be found
Stoves, Grates. Ranges,
Brass and Bronzed Andirons,
Shovels, Tongs and Fenders,
Waiters, Tea and Coffee Urns,
Steak and Oyster Dishes.
Plated Castors and Waiters, .
Spoons, Forks and Cake Baskets, Silver Tea Spoons
and Forks, Table and Pocket Cutlery, Wood Ware,
Brooms and Brushes, Matts, Trays, Sifters, Meat
Cutters and Stuffers, Plain and Japanned Tin Ware,
and all Goods usually kept in my line.
B. A. WISE, Cherry Street,
doc 21 Macon, Oa.
all. It. 1'fccman, .11. JU.,
H AYING returned to Haoon, offers ids Profes
sional services to its citizens, and those ofthe
surrounding country, and is prepared to treat their
variona diseases with innocent vegetable remedies,
and hopes that in consideration of the feet that he'
gives no poison, draws no blood, and never- destroys
the constitutions of his patients, he will be liberally
patronized by tho afflicted.
Particular attention will be given to Planta
tion, and other country practice
df Office at tho Dreg Store of Dr. M. 8. Thom-
son. to whom he refers. Ian H—ly
he suffcreif a great deal. He lay a long time in |
convulsions, perfectly quiet and speechless, and
all - -
fers. good bargainsas any Northern Eslaldishwient. I DrS. McDonald and Van GoiSGn.
| Sy^pecimens of oar Work canjfre suon at Kodc J -rs » • » *
Hill Cemetery, and at various private residences ia I J->6H ul.S l/S.
OFFICE IN WASHINGTON BLOCK,
- .- - - .. . NEW GOODS. .
the time talking mcotorently and inquiring Q CJqrrmbpll Sr. Son Electricity used in Extracting Teeth
water. I m very much at a loss to tell ye V^^XLLpUtJll OOUH, it r C DONALD’S Tooth Paste always on Sand and
what his death was occasioned at; but the doc- NEAR THE LANIER HOUSE, .LVL for sate. Dentists can be supplied w ith the
tor thinks it was occasioned by his last sickness, XTAVE jurt received their Fail and Winter supply I finest style ot TEETH, also Gold Foil, Gold and Sil
for ho was not well ten davs during his confine-1 VI-VIRO SlVn™ E \^i' BLANKETS and I ver Plate and Wire, Lathe Fixture*. Ae, also with
. IT- • ° 11 1 NEGRO SHOES at tho lowest market prices, and I any kind of Instruments or Materials on short notice
ment His age ye know just as well as I can Planters would do well to call and examine before oct 12 UC °
tell ye; he was twenty-five years old last Starch, purchasing.
lacking fifteen months; and if he had lived till I „ conti " ao to kee P * general stock o
'' • «.7,7u Wn I OKOCERltS at ti,« old stand, and do not intend
to be undersold for Cash.
Macon. Oct. 12, 7858.
DR. A. PIERCE,
this time, he would have been six months dead,
N. B.—Take notis, I enclose to yc a tin pound
note, which your father sends to yc unbeknown
tome. Your mother often speaks of ye; she
would like to send ye the old brincUe cow, and I office in WASHINGTON block.
I would enclose her to ye but for the hoYns. Medicine Cases and Books c-n Domestic Practice for
I would beg of ye not to brake the sale of this | 8 jj'
letter until two or three days after ye read it,
T HE undersigned have formed a partnership in
the practices/ Lew, in tho Firm name of Ruth-
erford and Hill. They will practice in th* Macon
Circuit, aud in the Counties of Moncoe, Jones and
Wilkinson—and by special contract in any other
for tvhich time ye’ll be better prepared for the
sorrowful news. PATRICK O'BRANIGAN.
To Michael Glancy, No. —Broad street, United
States of Araeriky, State of Massachusetts, in
Also, in tho Federal Court, at Savannah and Ma
Office over the Manufacturer's Bank.
Macon, Jan. 17. ’69 JOHN K. HILL.
Macon, July 13—tf.
T5rT C. J. Itoosevclt,
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE—
Corner of Third and Walnut Streets. Macon, Ga.
e of said county,
pose of effecting titl<
i*ry of Jones cou
g to the estat
ar iho pu
A dm r, do boms non.