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Sales of Land and Negroes by Execu
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Tii: sale of Personal property must be
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JOB PLUN riNG.
/ ONN'dJ I’d!) with the office of the
V J MIRROR, is a s ilendid assortment of
\nd we are enabled to exettte all kind of Job
xv.w-R. .n the neatest manner and at the sliort-
Ht notice. _
.-t !• 'X j> >
(>i every description w ill constantly be kept
on b ml. such as
Attach nc its.
Appe irancc Ronds,
T i:< C dlec.tor Executions,
111 ink Notes. Ace
\ e iv • House.
r MIIE subscribers have as-
T * sociated themselves to
-ethrr »» COMMISSION
MERCHANTS, under tin
n I ne and st•' I c ot
IP. PITTS# Cos.
They have purchased the commodious
W\RE-HOUSE and CLOSE STORE,
l.ty.y occupied by Jernigan, reaurenco &Cos
whe>‘e they will receive. COLTON oi
COO OS in store, and advance only upon cot-
t■ ■ n in t'lieir posie.isiou and umlei their con
t Tlieir charges will be as customary.
'i'he business will be conducted by Jnlm
1) Ihtts. We s,.licit the patronage of the
. :Oi ■, an 1 I C. prep .red to give Columbus
| ‘ CCS i'Ji
1 ' JNO. D. PITTS,
M. J. LAURENCE.
Florence, Nov. 10 5-> 11
J. ]». STAIUt,
A'D G jMVH33IQN
ME LIC IfAN r l\
MS. Joseph, Fin.
January Id, 1830.
rg l ?lii subscriber having recently replen
-1 islted his stack, invites his custom
ers nnltho public generally, to call ami ex
amine for themselves. His goods are new
and well selected ami lie is offering them on
as good terms as any in the market. Ilis
stock consists in part ol the following.
A variety of Broad Cloths,
Bombasines and Bombrzcttes,'
Red and White Flannel,
A good assortment ot
SZe/€:ly *llade Clothing*
A supply ot 800 L 3 «uul StiULS,
SADDLES, BRIDLES AND MARTINSALS.
Crockery, Hardwire and Cutlery ,
With a variety of other articles suitable
to the season, which he takes great pleasure
in offering to his customers and the pub
lic, at his new store on the North side Gen
trjanT2 40 THO: GARDNER.
rpilß undersigned having associated
I them selves under the name and style
of Harvey «Sc Chastain, offer for sale anew
and well selected Stock of Goods. Wares,
rad Merchandize, from Charleston, viz.
Silk Lustring and Mattronas,
n ew assorted Stock of English and A
merican Prints, Furniture Prints, Bonne's,
H its, Shoes, of all kinds, Bridles, Saddles
and M irtingales. Besides a variety of oth
er articles too tedious to mention. Which
will be sold low for cash or undoubted cre
The pnblis are requested to call and ex
amine for thainselves.
JOHN P. HARVEY.
March 25, 1819 50
rpHE SUBSCRIBERS have just rc-
JL ccivod a select lot of
which they offer ou reasonable terms for
ROOD & TALMAN.
" -- Laz ts
UfiOHE exercises of tlie Male De| artn cut
oi the F'orence Academy, will com
mence on Monday next, 7th iust. unucrtLe
superintendence of Mr. George J. Mr*
Cues key, who comes well recommended
as an instructor of youth. Tlie followu j>
will be the rates of tuition, por quarter:
Orthography, Reading ami Writing Si Os
do do do with Arithmetic, 500
English Grammar and Geography, 6 0C
Higher English Branches, 8 CO
Languages, 10 fC
The Female Department will commence
on the same day, under the direction oi
•Miss Margaret Harvey. Os Miss Hur
vey’s qualifications the Trustees deem it uu*
necessary to Speak, as they are too wall
known to require any recommendation iron
them. The terms of tuition, will be th<
same as stated above, and ior
Drawing and Painting, 1-3 Qf
Needlework an extra charge of (A
Board can be had, for males and fern lies
in the most respectable houses, at rajßjna
Jan. 5 39 BY THE TRUSTE EL.
(NEORGE H. A WM. J. WILLKAri
P respectfully inform the citizens oi
Florence and the surrounding country, that
they have permanently located themselves in
Florence, and are prepared to execute in
the most neat and workmanlike style, Side-
Boards, Bureaus, Tables, Chairs, Work
and Wash Stands, and Furmtuie of every
description used in this section of the coun
try. Tl.-ey (latter 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
LAWN OT ICE.
r2O HE undersigned have associated them
JL selves hi the PRACTICE OF LAW,
under the fi, ;H of Bull A: Mitchell, and
will attend promptly to all business eulrus
ted to their care in the Courts of the fol
lowing counties, viz.
Muscogee, Lee, Ga. and
Randolph, Barbour, Ala.
J. L. Bull may be found at his office i.i
Florence, and J. M. Mitchell, at his office
in Lumpl.it:, Stewart co. Ga.
JESSE L. BULL,
JAMES M. MITCHELL.
Feb 1. 47 St
.1. A. 12. L!ACB\,
ATTORNEY AT I.AW,
STARKSVILLE. LEE COUNTY. GEORGIA.
WILL attend the Courts of the CHAT
Nov. 25 35 1 y
WTLLIAM it MAY,
IKornty al l,aw,
STARKS V ILLE, Lee county, Ga. wii
practice in all the counties of the Chat
March 10 43 lv
Da*. Win. Jl. Elai’ttwicV,
f'l AN, nt all times be found by those wish-
Kj iug Ins services, at his office, ar t’.e
house of 31. McCullar, Esq. wken not pro
J an 2fi 4‘2
DF*. WaSfim & Si.’tiu-
HAVE > nited themselves iu the Prac
MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
and tender to the public their services in the
various branches rtf their profession.
When not professionally engage 1, they
may be found at tlieir office, (occupied also,
liv Maj. J. L Bull, as a I,aw office,' oppo
site Mr. 'l'. Gardner's store.
May (5 4
gj'ioti al This.
f tj HIE subscribers are determined to bring
IL tlieir business to a focus by the first
day of July. Those indebted will do well
to call and settle by, or previous to that time,
•ind save cost. ROOD &TALMAN.
Florence, June 18, 1839 11 . 3t
PVoti re-iP issoi ntum .
7 S’"'HE late partnership existing between
JL the subscribers in the mercantile bu
siness in the county of Stewart, in the State
of Georgia, has been dissolved, by mutual
consent, ever since the 4th day of the pre
sent month. John S. Rice is authorised to
close the business of said concern.
JOHN S. RICE.
June 11,1539. 11 6t
NIIALF 9 ]4 30
• S. half 4 14 30
N. half 8 14 30
N. half 7 14 30
S. half 7 14 30
S. half 6 14 30
S. half U 14 29
S. half 20 18 28
S. half 34 19 28
N. half 3G 19 29
S. half 36 19 29
W. half 29 16 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 28
W. half 26 13 21
S. half 29 16 25
E. half 2 18 25
Any of the above Lands will be sold on
term* to suit purchasers, by application to
John D. Pitts, Esq. Florence, Ga. or to the
subscriber, at Macon.
July 26 18 J. COWLES.
TIIE Subscriber will attend to the roll**
tion of all debts di»» th* late firm •(
Gardner At Barrow, up to April, 1839.
Persons indebted to said (inn will please
make payment immediately
A-ril.W H H BARROW
1 FOREWARN all persons of Georgia
and Alabama, from trading with Martha
Elizabeth Foster, on my account, as l con
sider myself do longer accountable for her
contracts. JOHN B. FOSTER,
Randolph co. June 12 Id 3*t>
3?xD'i4iiaTQa, o-a. irara as* :mi>>
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A chiefly to Literature, but occasion
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verwlielmn every undiseritninating student,
impartial criticism, governed by the views
just mentioned, is one of the most inesti
mable and indispensable ol auxiliaries to him
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Lieightning its interest—may be regarded
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ifest and to cultivate the growing poetical
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The times appear, for several reasons, to
demand such a work—and not one alone,
but manyt The public mind is feverish
and irritated still, from recent political
strifes: The soft, assuasive influence of Lit
erature is needed, to allay that fever, and
soothe that irritation. Vice and folly are
rioting abroad:—They should be driven by
indignant rebuke, or lashed by ridicule, in
to their fitting haunts. Ignorance lords it
over an immense proportion of our peo
pie :—Every spring should be set in motion,
to arouse the enlightened, and to increase
their number; so that the great enemy of
popular government may no longer brood,
like a portentous cloud, over the destinies
of oitr country. Vnd to accomplish all
these ends, what more powerful agent can
be employed, than a periodical on the plan
of the Messenger; if that plan be but car
ried out in practice?
The South peculiarly requires such an
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ton, there are but two Literary periodicals!
Northward of that city, there are probably
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trast justified by the wealth, the leisure,
the native talent, or the actual literary taste
of the Southern people, compared with
those of the Northern ? No: for in wealth,
talents and taste, we may justly claim, at
least, an equality with our brethren md a
domestic institution exclusively onr own,
beyond all doubt, aifords us, if we choose,
twice the leisure for reading and writing
which they enjoy. •
It was from a deep sense ot this local want
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ly together, forever, in the silken bands of
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ready drawn, and he hopes hereafter to
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and happy indeed will ho deem himself,
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know the other better contribute in any es
sentia! degree to dispel the lowering clouds
that now threaten the peace ot both, and
to brighten and strengthen the sacred ties
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The Southern Literary Messenger has
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tered, is not for the Editor to say; he be
lieves, however, that it falls not further short
of them, than human weakness usually
makes Practice fall short of Theory.
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IN conformity to a Resolution of the Flor
ence company, will be sold on the Ist
Monday in July, two wharf lots.
Terms made known on the day of sale.
H. W. JERNIGAN, Agent
April 15 1839. 1
HENRY A. GARRETT is the author
ised agent, to take notss, receive cash
and give receipts for any demands due the
Male and Female Academies at Florence.
Mays 4 THE TRUSTEES.
Prom the Southern Post.
Iloiv desolate all nature seems around !
How blighted all the bu !ding hopes of
ThU urid sky looks withered up and scorch
By the fierce fury of the burning sun,
Its deep blue bosom buried faraway
In distant space, seems to recede from earth
While sun and moon and all the stars of
Pour down their fiercest burnings on the
Or like the sullen waters of the sea,
After a long and airless calm, it lies
Smooth and unruffled as if li r e had fled,
Sometime towards the close ofsultry day.
A lew pale death-like clouds perchance
To skim the ether blue. They look like
Wherein are buried all the hopes of man ;
But yet they are mere messengers to tell
The late of all their kindred, who so oft
Have rode upon the temest winds, and
Reviving showers o’er all this barren waste,
But now, alas! their flowing streams of life
Are staunched, or wasted on the burning
And they are nothing more than haggard
Floating around the horizon at eve.
Withered and parched and shriveled in the
Or lo ng since dead and buried in tlielsun.
I'he thunders too, those old familiar friends
Whose angry shatterings in early youth
So Oft have frighted (lie dull octiual to/
And made him speculate on their portent—
And how they traversed all around the
With such loud startling peals—they too
And buried in the vaults of netherskies,
Or their loud voices have long since been
And their fierce restless bolts ofdeath chain
By the strong arm of the Eternal One.
And then the winds, those heavenly mes
Once bearing health upon their fragrant
Now seem to come o’er Afric’s arid sands,
Like tlie dread monsoon, burning to destroy
Before its fiery blasts earth withers up,
And all her children languish but to die.
The flowers hang drooping on their sapless
And the green herbage, once so full of life,
Lies bleaching in the summer’s sun. While
And rivulets have long since been exhaled,
To quench dread Phoebus burning thirst,
The rivers seem fast dwindling down to rills.
Old Niglit herself, no longer sheds the dew
In plenteous flow upon the gladsome earth,
But seems to treasure up in her dark breast
All that she can, lest e’en her sable realm
Should perish in excessive heal! Alas!
There seems no Pity in the clouds for man,
Or suie, they’d weep themselves away to see
The burning desolation of the earth.
And the fierce ruin that broods o’er the world,
O, for the thunder's voice once more to wake
To life, the sleeping clouds of heaven, and
The streaming lightning round the deep blue
Os you high canopy, that the soft rain
Might fail in genial showers on the lan' l ,
And Nature lilt her drooping head again.
And smile triumphant o’er tho ruined scene !
Then would glad anthems of unmingled
Rise up afresh from many a grateful heart
As holy incense to the God of Heaven.
J.'/C ££> (J IJ iTi *'l L) C/iDi
The Unnhippcd Sltool Boy.
Reformation is the order of the day;
and among the manifold modern improve
ments, Mr. Strap, the school master, had
“I instruct,” said Mr Strap, “on an en
tire new system.”
“You do ?’’ raid old Mrs Gosling.
“1 do,” said Strap oracularly.
“Now do tell !” said Mrs. Gosling.
“Madam,” said Mr. Strap, “the world is
six thousand years old.”
“Law !” said Mrs. Gosling, admiringly.
“And it has been all that time wrong on
the subject of education of youth.”
Mrs. Gosling opened her eyes and ears.
She knew Mr. Strati was one of the wisest
of men. lie saw she tiked to hear him talk,
and he went on.
“Madam, children should never be whip
“110 ?” said Mrs. Gosling, interrogative
ly, and with a guilty look. She had fhrgei
lated her little son, Jim, every day o! his
life, once, at least, on an average. If ever
she had omitted one day, from absence,
illness, or any other accident, slic made up
the deficiency by flogging him twice the day
after. Jim was ten years old. len times
three hundred and sixty-live makes three
thousand six hundred and fiity. This
seems prettv hard ; but 1 solemnly believe
ten calculation to bo within the truth.—
I solemnly believe James Gosling had re
ceived the rod at least that number of times.
Mrs. Gosling generally made these inflic
tions with her own hand; she looked ther. -
the rather confounded at this opinion of
Mr. Strap, who was her oracle, and who,
somehow or other, she had imagined, by
his name, had her view of the subject.
“Children,” said Mr. Strap, “should
never be whipped.”
“No ?” asked Mr. Gosling.
“Never,” said Mr. Strap.
“How would you govern them, then J”
asked Mrs. Gosling, with simplicity.
“Kindness, madam, said Mr. Strap.
“But when kindness won’t answer 1”
“Reason, madam." rejoined Mr. Strap,
with a magisterial wav* of the hand.
“Reason may do well enough for some,"
s aid Mrs. Gosling, shaking her head doubt
‘•lt will do for all, madam, if properly ap
plied. We are created with reason. We
are not brutes. We are—we are—that is.”
“Certainly?” said Mrs. Gosling.
“I shall hcreaftsr conduct my school on
an entirely new plan,” said Mr. Strap. “I
shan't have a rod in it. I shall make my
boys love me; respect my kind intentions;
bow to my leason, and obey me for their
“What do you charge a year?” asked
“Two hundred dollars, and each boy to
bring a silver spoon—two suits of clothes,
and two pair of sheets,” said Strap.
“I’ve been a thinking,” said Mrs. f os
ling, “whether my son Jim is not old enough
to be put under your care.”
“What is bis age?” asked Strap.
1 “Ten, last .Tune.”
“Certainly, said Mr. Strap, “I'll take him
“I must tell you frankly,” said Mrs. Gos
ling, “that 1 have had trouble with him.”
“I’ll take linn, madam,” said Strap.
“lie’s very wild,” said Mrs. Gosling.
“No matter, mad im,” reiterated Mr.
Strap, with a smile of self-confidence. “I’ll
“He’s a boy of good parts,” said Mrs.
Gosling, “but lie’s beyond my manage
“1 think I understand his case, madam;”
said Mr. Strap, smiling, again.
“And you never flog ?”
“Never, madam. When shall he come?”
“When you please.”
“Send him to-morrow.”
“I will,” said Mrs. Gosling.
The next day Master Janies Gosling, with
two suits of clothes—a silver, spoon ; and
two pair of sheets arrived at Mr. Strap’s
boarding school in the country, not far from
town where he had hitherto resided. He
was a little red headed boy, with short
sandy hair standing straight out like a shoe
orusn, anu his forehead half an inch high ,
a little pug nose—an enormous mouth;
no eyebrows; and a pair of small eyes
which looked green in the morning and
red at night. Four of his front teeth had
been knocked out fighting. He bit his nails
half way down, so that you could not look
at them without setting your teeth on edge.
His hands were covered with wants, and he
had a shrill, cracking voice—Jim was a sad
fellow, and one would think from the num
ber of whippings he had received must
have led but a sad life of it. It appeared,
however, that he hod accommodated him
self to his si.nation, and that he lived amid
his multifarious flagellations almost un
hurt, like a salamander in the sue. He had
been literally whipped through life, and
had become hardened to it, soul and body,
as a camel’s knees are to the sand ; and
though he screamed and kicked from mere
hnLit, you mij-Vst Unntwo UliliUtCtt ttttei
one of these skin-flaying operations, with a
smile of unclouded cor foit on his sue, or
careless mirth, eating a piece of bread and
butter, or playing marbles, or mumble the
pek with the first scaramouch he met. He
had been enured, poor tellow, to till the
forms and varieties of be iting. Now it was
a sudden whack on the ear, now a dozen
slaps on the palm with a fiat ruler---now a
smart rap on the knuckle —now a cuff, and
now a kick. These were mere child's play
to those regular executions which varied
the monotony cf every three or four days,
when “coat and vest off—stand erect, sir ?”
and the birch was laid on till the arm that
wielded it paused from fatigue. At these
times Lis outcries were wont to be limited
only by the quantity of his breath and the
power of his lungs; and the unfortunate
boy would shriek and roar till the neighbors,
disturbed, would shake their heads dubi
ouslv and tell each other it was “that Mrs.
Gosling lic.king poor little Jim.” Such was
the lad sent by the overwearied mother to
Mr. Strap--not more, if the truth must be
told, to get rid of a heavy trouble, than
from curiosity to see what Jim would do in
a school where they “never whipped.”
On arriving at school, Jim was let loose
among the rest of the boys to play. He
got into a game of marbles, but his antag
onists soon perceived that he cheated and
turned him out. He then took to the top,
but the “fellows” found that he had bro’t
into the arena a great, long-pegged thing,
that cut their little tops to pieces. No rea
der that lias ever been a boy, need be told
that this play consists in one top’s being
spun in the circle, whilst the rest are spun
in the circle, whilst the rest are spun down
at it—sometimes splitting the mark quite
in too. Jim’s top, with his accurate aim,
split two or three, and the boys protested
against such unequal chances. One of
them said ii was like the horse crying “every
one for himself!” when he danced among
the chickens. By-and by lie was taken
into a game of ball; but in five minutes, a
round stone, instead o( a ball, was flung with
such violence at one of tlie small boys, as
to knock him down and inflict upon him a
severe contusion. Jim protested it was a
mi-fake. Mr. Strap reasoned with him.
IJ,* begged pardon and was forgiven.
Tiie next morning the rope of “the
swing” broke while a person who was
s-vinging fell, to the imminent danger of
his life. It was found that it had been cut
two-thirds through. In the afternoon the
pair of g\obes were scratched to pieces with
a nail or knife; and when (lie usher went to
ring the hell for bed, that necessary instru
ment was no longer to be found. A chain
of circumstantial evidence fixed these
things on James Gosling. Mr. Strap took
took the boy in his private room.
“Did you scratch the globe ?”
“Do you give nte your word and honor?”
“Do you know what an oath is ?”
“Should you be willing to swear?”
Mr. Strap then said :
“My son, to be candid, I dont believe you.
I know you to be the author of these de
James looked up into the face of his in
structor with astonishment.
“If you will confess the troth 1 will for
give yon. Are you not guilty ?”
i “1 thought so. Now you have imagined
yourself here, doubtless, among enemies.
I wish to show you that you are not so.—
We are all your friends. If you do wrong,
you do so against those who love you. Is
“Well, then, I am willing to believe that
you have done these things from bad hab
its ; from want of reflection; from ignor
ance of the character of the instructors. I
pardon you. Go down among your com
panions. Bea better boy for the future.
I shall never have cause to complain of you
again, shall l ?”
“Go, then, my dear child. Remember
that the way to be happy is to be virtuous.”
“Yes, sir.” *
“That if you intend to be respected in so
ciety. you must begin as a boy the honor
able conduct which you mean to practice as
a man. 1 could have punished you for th»
fautls you have committed had I so pleased.
I wish you for my friend Here is a place
of plumcake for you. Go out, my dear boy.
Do not forget that you have done wrong and
that you have been forgiven. Da you hear
“Yes, sir,” said Jim, with his mouth
crammed full of cake.
“Go, then remember I love you and trust
to your generosity that you will not hereaf
ter infringe any of the rules. Good morn
ing, my dear son.”
“Good morning, sir,” said Jim, putting
into his mouth the last bit of his cake.
Two days after this occurrence one of the
ushers tound a pin very ingeniously placed
iu his chair, to the great derangement of his
own ideas and the undisguisable merriment
of all the school when the discovery was
proclaimed. The next day tlqe cat was kil
led, a creature which had been much be
loved and was universally lamented, and in
the evening one of the little boys was
frightened actually into fits by asghost four
teen feet lfigh, with the head of a pumpkin
and eyes as large as tea cups.
The culprit was detected in James Gos
ling, and he confined to bread and water diet
for three days, which did not prevent sever
al of the boy’s stockings being filled, before
they arose in the morning, with jirickiy
pears, and the usher, who slept in the room
with the lads, on waking in the morning,
found his toes tied together by a long string
communicating with tlie toes oi six boys
who were also thus tied, the whole
being linked together. Mr. Strap looked
grave at this, and James Gosling might
thank his stars that lie was inmate of an
establishment where “they never whipped.”
He had to wear a fool’s cap two feet high,
with a pair of jackaKsgs ears attached to
the top: hut one of the little boys near him
being unable to repress his laughter, James
gave him a blow on the eye which blinded
him for a month. That very evening Mr.
Strap’s foot caught in a string laid across
the lop of the stairs, in such a w ay as nearly
to break his neck, lie took James agaiu
into the closet and talked to him an hour.
The arguments which he used would be
quite too long for the limits of this article.
Socrates could not have spoken more wise
ly At the end he gave him another piece
of cake, and sent him into tlie schoolroom
with a kindness more than paternal. James
was this time melted. He wiped his eyes
and blew his nose, and Mr. Strap went on
with his argument, till at length the worthy
disciple of the uew system felt assured of
“lie is mine!” said lie to himself, with
rather a benevolent smile. “He feels his
error. He will do wrong no more. How
much better thus to overcome errors than
with the brutish use of this!” and he re
garded a small bamboo cane, which he
usually carried out with him in his walks.
The month had expired, and this was the
day appointed for the visit of Mrs. Gosling.
In tlie afternoon Mr. Strap went into his
library, where he had sent James on some
errand. The boy not returning, he follow
ed him. He had been detained by a cu
rious attraction. A beautiful little canarv
bird, accustomed to fill the house with
music, had been banging in its cage against
the wall; the repentant boy had taken it
down and plucked off all its feathers, and"
was amusing himself by regarding its con
tortions and distress with a grin of delight.
Mr. Strap forgot his system, but obeying
tlie honest and doubtless correct impulse of
his soul, seized the yourig reprobate by the
collar, and having accidently in hand his
bamboo eane gave him what people in the
every day world would term a regular
trouncing. Mrs. Gosling entered while he
was in the act. The naked canary bird
revealed the story.
“I ought to apologise,” said Mr. Strap,,
“For licking my Jim ?” asked Mrs. Gos
“No, madam, but for having ever been
such afoul as to suppose myself, wiser than
Solomon. I shall renounce neic systems,
and hereafter take the world as it is!” and
poor Jim, alter his brief reprieve received
liis daily portion as regularly as ever.— N.
A Horse Chaunter.—\ loafer being
brought up before one of the London Courts,
the Judge demanded,
•What is your trade 1 '
‘A horse chaunter, my lord.’
*A what? a horse chaunter, why what's
‘Vy.fmy lord' an’tyou up to that are trade ?’
‘I require you to explain yourself.’
•Vel, my lord.’said he, ‘I goes round the
livery stables, the all on’ ent kuows me, and
when I sees a gen’man bargaining for an’
orse, 1 just stepts up like a teetotal stranger,
an’ ses l, vel that’s’ tin, I’ll be bound, ses
I, he’s got the beautifullest’ead and neck as
l ever seed, ses 1, only look at iz open nns
trials, he’s got vind like a nogo motive, I’ll
be bound he'll travel a hundred miles a day
and never vunce think on’t, them’s the kind
of legs that never fails Vel. this tickle*
the gen’man, ami he says’ imstlf, that’ ere
onest countryman’s a «le judge of a ’orse,
so please you my lord, he buys’ imand rot
off. Vel, then I goes up to the mon vat
keeps the stable, and I axes’ ini, vel are you
going to stand for that ere chaunt, and he
gives me half a sovereign; vel, that’s vat I
call’ orse ebaunting, nty lord, there’s iiF
little’ arm in’t—there’s a good many sortc*
on us, ebaunts cattles and some chauntsy^i