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/ <s, JJT JL sociated themselves to
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M&msam MERCHANTS, under tbo
name and stv le ot
.JOII.V O, FSTTS&' Cos,
'l'liev have purchased the commodious
WARE HOUSE and CLOSE STORE,
hiteiy occupied by Jeruigan, Laurence Ac Cos
where they w ill receive CO 1’ PON or
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public, and are prepared to give Columbus
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JNO. D. PITTS,
M. J. LAURENCE.
Florence, Nov. 10 33 tl
J. B. STARR,
FORWARDING AND COMMISSION
M. Joseph, IT;».
January 10, 1839.
r ¥A IE subscriber having recently replen-
JL tsiied tiis stock, invites bis custom
ers and the public generally, to call and ex
mine tor themselves, tlis goods a renew
and well selected and ho is offering them on
as good terms as any m the market. 1 iis
stock consists in part ol the following:
A variety of Broad Cloths,
C treassians, Merifios,
Bombazines and Bombazettes,
Red and White Flannel,
A good assortment of
iteatiy •fiarte Clothing,
A large supply of BOOTS and SHOES,
GE 'TEMEX’S ASD LADIES
SftOOLtS, BRIDLES AND MAMIINGALS.
Crockery , Hardware and Cutlery,
With a variety of other articles suitable
to tin 1 season, which he takes great pleasure
in offering to iiis customers and the pub
lic, at his new store on the North side Cen
Jau 12 40 TIIO: GARDNER.
fJJUE undersigned having associated
JL litem selves under the name and style
of tlarvey 6c Chastain, offer for sale anew
and well selected Stock of Goods, Wares,
and Merchandize, from Charleston, viz.
Silk Lustring and Mattronas,
Anew assorted Stock ol English and A
merican Prints, Furniture Prints, Bonnets,
Hats, Shoes, of all kinds, Brid es. Saddles
and Martingales. Besides a variety of oth
er articles too tedious to mention, * Which
will be sold low for cash or undoubted cre
The public are requested to call and ex
amine lor tharnselves.
JOHN P. HARVEY.
March 26, 1839 50
SUBSCRIBERS have just rc
eeived a select lot of
'O’/tch they offer on reasonable terms for
, , RoOd <feTA|jman.
*5 7f *f
JUST RECEIVED and for sale, a gene
ral assortment of
JYew Cnglinh Goods,
all of the first class, and which will be sold
CHEAP and on accommodating teitns. —
The public are respectfully invited to give us
SMITH 6c WINFREY.
Dec. 1 35
fTI H<)M AS GA K DNER has just receiv
X ed a good supply of
Which hv offers to his friends and tb
public cheap, for Cash.
Jail 12 4U
CNEORGE 11- & WM. J. WILLERS
W respectfully inform the citizens of
Florence a id th** surrounding country, ’hat
they have porutan -ntly located themselves in
Florence, and are prepared to execute in
the most neat and workmanlike style, Side-
Boards, Bureaus, Tables, Chaiis, Work
and Wash Stands, and Furniture of every
description used in this section of the coun
try. They flatter themselves, from their
long experience, that they will be able to
give general satisfaction to those who may
favor them with their patronage.
April 9 52 __
If \itrlns, Jewelry, Jtc.
jCA CURRIER, (soon to
X-2 • return «o the noith)
-qj offers his remaining stock at
‘&SL' P r *‘’ es greatly reduced. lie
has remaining on hand, war
ranted gold and silver Watches, Brass
docks, Oold Rings and Pins. Silver Spoons,
Pencils, Si ectacles, Gold and steel Chains,
Seals and Keys, table Knives, fine Pocket
do. Scissors. Razors, and Straps, best Nee
dles, work Boxes, ivory combs, pocket books,
Many of the above article* will be sold at
Irwinton Ala. April 6 2t 52
ANA WAV from i he subscriber,
S XV on the 21st of March, uit. ane
gro mannatned STEPHEN a car
■"*” penter, by trade;—said negro is a
bout fire teet 10 inches high, and is about
forty years of age, dark complected, speaks
very quick when spoken to, and has a large
scar over his left eye, ami another on his leu
shin occasioned by the kick of a horse,
he has a snnil white speck on his right eye
and is a very intelligent negro, he has. no
doubt procured lire papers from some white
1 put vi»ttc«»il Ri»*» 4*qih Mt • D<t» ill
Price, of Stewart county in the fall of 18.37,
and he has no tb übt gone back to Stewart
county, where he says he has a wife and
children When lie ranaway he had on a
new beaver hat, a pair of old bools, s red
flannel shin and sattinet pantaloons, and he
also, took with him a bag containing many
other different kinds of clothing. Any per
son who will apprehend aud deliver said ne
gro to me in Hamburg S. C. or lodge him
in some safe jail so that 1 can get him again,
shall have the above reward.
T. G. SALDAVJA.
Hamburg S. C. March 24 18S9, ' 52
jrfb nrillE season having com-
X tneuced on the first
I vfflf of March, this horse will
stand at Lumpkin and Flor
ence, each, alternately, three days at a
time. Persons may know where he may be
found, by counting *he days which he re
mains at each place. He was in h iorence on
the 3d, 4th and sth : in Lumpkin 6th, 7th
and Btli, and from thence by my house and
Wm Porter’s on his return to Florence, ev
ery week regularly, thereafter.
Any solvent gentlemen who will make
irp a company of 12 mares, shall receive the
12th the season gratis.
T. W. PEARCE
March 12 48
ALABAMA LANDS' -
]Vf HALF 9 14 30
IN . S. half 4 14 30
N. half 8 14 30
N. half 7 14 30
8. half 7 14 30
S. half 6 14 30
S. half 11 14 29
8. half 20 18 28
S. half 34 19
N. half 36 19 29
S. half 36 19 29
W. half 29 ifi 26
N. half 6 16 30
E. half 21 22 26
E. half 22 13 28
N. half 33 20 26
S. half 32 18 08
W. half 26 15 24
S. half 29 16 25
E. half 2 18 25
of the above Lands will be sold on
terms to suit purchasers, by application to
John I). Pitts, Esq. Florence, Ga. or to the
subscriber, at Macon.
July 26 18 J. COWLES.
THUS is to inform the public that a bond,
1 given by Jesse|simmons to George W
Gallaway, for Titles to Lot of Land No.
127, in the 22d district of originally Lee now
Stewart county, for which the said Galla
way gave two Notes, one for SSOO, payable
25th December 1837. and the other for
$5lO. payable 25th December 1838. The
titles to have been effected the 25th Dec.
1838. The said Gallaway having failed to
comply with the contract by not redeeming
the above mentioned notes, nor can neither
be found or heard of, the subscriber will
not consider the bond any longer binding
upon hitn, unless he shsJl come forward
within 30 dayswiththe bond and redeem the
notes, when he may obtain the Title.
MNrintr* Cos. Ala. March 2ft, TR39k
FOR SALE AT THIS OFFfCS’. .
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IMPARTIAL CRITICISM. <’&Vr 1 iT S .i ’
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In the United States ship Wasp was fitted
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left behind wives and children.—The ship
was lost, and the representatives of her crew
received a very haudsome sum from tiie
govermetit. At the time the money was
paid, the wife ol a lost husband receied about
five hundred dollars, in presence of some
other wives whose husband* had remaiml at
home’ and ware then living. One of them
looking at the money as it was paid to the
wife of a husband who wjs lost exclaimed,”
I wish tny husband had been in il le V asp.
A Fair Ruisinrss Transaction. —A .‘"low
was engaged to a girl in main, but liked lie.’’
sister better than hr did tier.—Wishing to
be off with the old love b 'fore he was on with
He new, l,e asked l: ; s betrothed what she
would take to release him; she replied that
about sixty two dollars she thought was ns
much as he was worth; whnteupon hepotqed
up the dust, took quick claim and married
Poimtf.d Reproof.—Two gentlemen
one day, at a public-table, got into a vehe
ment dispute upon a sul ject on which, it was
quite evideut, they were both profoundly
iguornt. A big bulldog, which had been
quitely sleeping on the hearth, became rou
sed by there violence, and began barking
furiously. An old gentleman, who had been
quietly sipping his wine while the dosputnnts
were talking, gave the «lo,g a kick, and exclai
med, ’’Hold your tongue’ yon brute. You
know no more about it than the» do.” The
laugh of the w hole table was turned immed
iately upon the noisy Brawler.?. ‘
r Tn; /'ft*
- W -S. »Ji J>» ii _0
From the -V. V. Sunday Morning News.
THE OLD CLOCK.
BY JAMES SACK.
Two Yankee wags, one summer day,
Stopped at a tavern ou their way,
Supped, frolicked, late retired to rest,
Atnl woke to breakfast on the best.
The breakfast over, Tom and Will
Sent for ilie landlord and the hill;
Will looked it over; “Very right—
Bui liolil; wh&t wonder meets my sight!
Tom ! the surprise is quite a shock !”
“What wonder? where?—“The clock!
the cloi k!”
Tom and the landlord in amaze
Stared at the clock with stupid gaze,
And for a moment neither spoke ;
At last the landlord silence broke—
“ You mean flip clock that’s ticking there!
I see no wonder I declare ;
Tho’ may lie, it the truth were fold,
’’Pis rath':r ugly—somewhat old ;
Vet time it keeps to half a minute;
But, if you please, what wonder’s iu it?”
‘‘Tom ; don't you recollect,” said Bill,
“The clock at Jersey near the mill,
The very image of this present.
With which 1 won the wager pleasant!”
Bill ended vith a knowing wink—
Torn scratched his he: and and tried to think.
JlSil. he-ging n;|idnn t‘..r mnniijine
The Tiitiuloi'd said, with grin admiring,
“Wliat tvager was it ?”
It happened, Tom, in last December,
In sport l bet a Jersey Blue
That it was more than lie could do,
To make bis finger go and come
in keeping with the pendulum,
Repeating, till ouc hour should cl -sc.
Still, ‘IL-resile goes —and there she goes' —
lie lost the bet in half a minute,”
“Well, if 1 would, the devil's in it!”
Exclaimed the landlord; “try me yet,
And fifty dollars In* the bet.”
“Agreed, but «e w ill play some trick
To make you of tin wager sick.”
“l’ui up to that!”
“Don’t make us wait,
Begin. Tlip clock is striking eight.”
He seats himself, atnl loft and right
11»« fingn- wucs with ail its might.
And hoarse liis voice and hoarser grows
With— I "here she git s --and there she goes
“Hold!” said the Yankee, “plank the
The landlord wagged his finger steady,
While his left hand, as well as able,
Conveyed a purse upon the table,
“Tom, with 'he money let’s be off!”
r i his made the landlord iuly scoff;
He heard them running down the stair,
But was not tempted-from his chair;
Thought he, “the tools! I’ll bite them
So poor a trick shan’t win the bet.”
And loud and loud tiie chorus rose
Os, "here she goes — and there she goes!"
While right and left his finger swung,
In keeping to his clock and tongue.
liis mother happened in, to see
Her daughter; •‘where is Mrs. 7> ?
When will she come, as you suppose?
* Here she goes—and there she goes!"
“Ilerc ! whey,, '“-—the \nay in surprise
Hff* ..'ngci' followed with her eyes ;
“Son, why that steady gaze and sail—
Those words—that motion—are you
But here’s your wife—perhaps she knuivs-
'Flcrc she goes—and there she
His wife surveyed him with alarm,
And rushed to him and seized his arm ;
He shook her off, and to and fro
liis finger persevered to go,
While curl'd his very nose with ire,
That she against him should conspire,
And with more furious tone arose
The, "here she goes—and there she goes."
“Lawks!” screamed the wife, “Tin in a
Rundown and tiling the little girl;
She is his darling, and who knows
“Here she goe ■ —and there she
“Lawks! he is mad! what made him
Good lord ! what will become of us ?
Run for a doctor-—ruff-—run—run-
For doctor Blown, aud doctor Dun,
For doctor Black, atnl doctor White,
And doctor Grey, with all your might.”
The doctors came, and looked and won
And shook tbrir heads, and paused and
'Till one proposed lie should be bled,
• •No—leechCti you mean—-” the other
“flap on a blister,” roare,,’ another,
“No cup him” no— broth
A sixth would recommend a purge,
The next would an emetic urge,
The eighth, just come from a dissection,
Hisveiuict gave for an injection;
The last product-:! a box of pills,
A certain cure for.earthy ills;
“I had a patient yesternipLt,”
Quoth he, “and wretched was her plight,
And as the only means to save her
Three dozen patent pills 1 gave her,
And by tomorrow I suppose
"Here she goes—and there she
“You tOl'rro foot*,” tßothdy iM.
“The way is, just to share his head.
Run. Lid the barber cime anon”—-
“ Thanks mother,’’ thought her clever son,
“ You help, the knaves that would Lave Lit
But all creation shan’t outwit me!”
This to himself, while to and fro
His huger perseveres to go.
And from his lip no accent flows -*
But '‘here she goes—and there she goes.”
The barber Came—“ Lord lielphim ! what
A queerish customer I've got;
But we must do our best to save him—
So hold him, gemmen, while 1 shave birr!”
But here the doctors interpose—
“A woman never”
“ There she goes /”
“A woman is no judge of physic.
Not even when h.-r baby is sick,
lie mnst be bled”—“no—no—a blister:”
“A purge you mean”-—“I say a clyster”—
“No-—cup him—” “leech him” “pills!
And all the house the uproar fills.
What means; that smile ! what means that
Tiie landlord's limbs with rapture quiver,
And triumph brightens up his face—
liis finger yet shall win the race !
The clock is on the stroke of nine—
Aud tip he starts———“’Tis mine! ’tis
“What do you mean ?”
“I mean the fifty!
1 never spent an hour so thiifty;
But you, who tried to make me lose,
Go to the devil, if you choose ;
Bui how is this? where ate they ?”
“The gentlemen—T mean the two
Came yesterday-—are they below ?”
“They gallopped off an hour ago.”
“Oh, purge me ! bl’ster! shave and bl I !
For, curse the knaves, I’m mad ind.eiJ!”
From ths trim them Literary M t stinger.
OR, TIIE BACHELOR’S WRITING
BY TIIE AUTHOR OF “THF. BACHELOR’S
1 here is an old stovy of two sharpers who
met, and by appearing each to each the most
simple hearted of beings, cheated each
other out oi live hundred dollars apiece.—
Somewhat a ter tne same sort was the game
now tube played by Mrs. Harris and Rob
ert*. Gucli had to ,-iT*-rt tho „ta:.
interestedness and simplicity, and each put
every art in play to make a tool of the oth
er. We shall see how they succeeded.
Soon after the departure of Roberts, Mar
tha came into the room and walked listless
ly I, P to tin giat s, with the ostensible de
sign of arranging her ringlets, but as these
were already in perfert order, we may char
itably suppose that there was some person
in the glass whom she felt inclined to call
upor. >ho took one finger and lightly, ve
ry lightly, touciiing here and there a curl,
said, while thus engaged, to her mother,
•\V hat did Mr. Roberts want, mother 7
Didn t he ask to see n.ej? As soon as I
saw him coming, I took the papers out of
my hair and dressed mvself, aud waited for
him to send for me; but when 1 saw he
didn t 1 thought I would come down any
how, and see what you were talking about.
But lie has gonj, and I have had all my trou
ble for nothing about tne—not even ask how
1 was ? I think he might,”
‘■lle catne ovc;, my dear, to tell me that
ar -’T 8 a rah are going to be married.
“vl'liy, mother, I thought you said I
might have Tyler ?”
“I used to tell Von so to keep you quiet
when you ware a iittlo girl, but only then.
Since the Lord opened my ryes, 1 ’think it
wrong for first cousins to marrv.”
“But, mother, good jteoplo often marrv
1 ‘."’.V lir>t cotu-ins, and I don’t see why 1 can’t
hate Tyler. He’s handsome, mother.”
“We should feel it our duty to set a bet
ter example, anti then, may be, they will
not do it any.more. But go and call Dor
cas ; she will feel more interested m the
matter than you do, for you know she arid
Tyler were to be married.”
“Well, if she wants Tyler, site id-.-
him for she is so good. But ah R nb „, s
shall not, because I want hi'*;, myself-” md
so-saying, she went up stairs and told Dor
cas to go down a >*j tdl her mother that
Sarah should “ot have Tyler; “for,” said
she,-*a letter has just come from Europe,
I mean from France, that says they are go
ing l*» be married. But, la !'how queer you
look ! lain sorry—are not you ?’!
With an aching heart, Dorcas sought her
aunt, and found her ready-to confirm her
worst fears. After having played about
w ith her victim, and fully satisfied her that
there was no hope, Mrs. Harris, and*to pro
vide for herself a plausible way of escape
in case of accident, affected to turn consoler.
She was careful, how ever, to’delay her hy
pocritical conversation, until there was no
hope of its being received.
“Cheer up, Dorcas,” said she ; “you
know Sarah, is, like all girls, ford ofmakiu”
conquests, and her natural desires may h ive
ied her to attach more importance to the at
tentions of Tyler than ho actually designed.
Perhaps, r„o, he only has devoted himself
a great deal to her that he might forget his
suspicious jealousies.” This last was art
luliy hiouglit in, and Mrs. Harris well
knew the effect it w ould have upon Dorcas.
“1 love you tenderly, aunt, for your at
tempt to pour oil en my wounds; hut I have
no hope oftheir being closed, until closed
by death. It i» uot his attentions to Sarah,
so much as his suspicions of me, that has
given mo tip to despair. Had he loved, he
could never hive doubted me.”
“Well, tny dear, ifrlouds are about you,
you know who sent them ; and knowing
who sent them you know where to seek
your light amid your darkness.”
“And I will seek that light,” said Dorcas
gratefully. “And I will not forget to thank
Him that I have one to remind me whence*
our help cotnetb.”
“Know who sent them !” said Mrs.Harri*
scornfully to herself. “She knows uot that
bnt she shall krnw it.”