sanffEisiaiasj i?®©?? .
la published in the city of Macon every Saturday j
Morning, at three dollars in advance, four dollars
after three months— two dollars for six months—
and mailed l o country subscribers by the earliest mnili
enveloped by good strong wrappers, with legible direc
tions. Hr No subscription received for a less period
than six months—and no paper discontinued, until all
arrears are paid.
Alferti'ements not exceeding twelve lines will be in
serted at $1 00 for the first insertion, and 50 cents fo r
each continuance —larger ones in proportion. Persons
wishing to advertise by the year must call at the office
a.nd make an agreement to that effect. st^Advertise
ments not limited when handed in, will be inserted till
forbid, and charged accordingly.
S3r Any person forwarding a test dollar bill, (post
paid,) shall receive four copies, for one year, to be sent
to diTereut persons, as directed.
tty- Letters, on business, either to the Publisher of
Editor, must come post paid to insure attention.
53- We ere authorized to announce EDWARD D
TRACY, Esq. as a candidate for the Senate, from
Bibb county, at the Election in October next. 33
CT We are authorized to announce NA
THANIEL EELLS as Candidate for Clerk of thf.
Inferior Court, at the election in January next. *
$Cr We are authorized to announce JOHN
11. OFFJJTT as a Candid ite for Clerkship of the
inferior Court of Bibb county, at the election in Janu
ary next. * 30 j
»-THO)HS J. BAIJL3BURY, is a Can
didate for Clerk of the Inierior Court of Bibb county at
he ensuing election. 31
31 AIL ARKAMGEMEKTS.
DUE I CLOSES
Daily, at 4 o’clock, P. M. I Daily, at 9 o’clock, P. M.
Daily, at 7 o’clock, P. M. 1 D.tly, et 2 o’clock, P. M.
M>n leys, We Inesdays Mondays, Thursdays a-d
pud Sai.trda-.-s, at Soturdnvs, at 9, P. M
6 o’clock, P. M. Also, on Tuesdays, via.
Augusta, at 9, P. M.
Same as the Savannah. | Same as the Savannah.
Tuesday*, Thursdays and 1 Sundays, Tuesdays and
S tturdavs, a* 6, P. M. | Thursdays, at 6, P. M.
HAWKINSVILLE AND FLORIDA MAiLS.
M mdays. We inesdays & I Mon-'ays, Wednesdays Si
Saturdays, at 12. P. M. | Saturdays, at 6, P. M.
PEIDMONT, ATHENS AND CHEROKEE MAILS.
Close Motidajs, Wednesdays an Saturdays, at 6
o’clock, P. M. K. TYNER, f. m.
Isolterij of Paintings.
THE undersigned proposes t> distribute, by way of
L > ten , nn Saturday, the 17h ol August next, in
this C"y. NINE PAINTINGS, two of which will be
P irtrai’S o'' the successful adventurer*, and respectful
ly invites the attention of the pjblic to the following
2 Portraits, S2OO
1 Victoria, (after Paris,) 100
1 S’eepi tg Beauty, (ifter'Byron,) 51
1 G iloare, and >. 5)
1 Tuert-n, do. 5)
1 Leonora, do. 3)
1 Did-, di. 31
1 Mora, do. 30
9 Prizes, 510
103 Tickets, at 05, Sold
Those number* Irawingt’ne p-izes Portraits, will en
title the hollers of su--!i t 1 a likeness of themselves,
nrovi iad they will sit for the same whenever ended up
on The PjVrrts will !-e pai Ped the usual size, and
nfrer the Ar ist’t he*t style. Frames are not to bp in
cluded, Imt will he furni*he I to such a* may want them,
mt the usual prices, so soon as thev are obtained.
Those ticket i drawing the oilier pri :es will entitle the
holders to such Painting as may he drawn to its num
ber ; an 1 should the holders of such prizes wish to have
their Portraits taken, the Pictures will be received in
part payment, oi the prices estimated in the scheme. |
Tup re being 103 TANARUS: -Rets and 9 Prizes, there wi 1 be |
99 Blank*. The i . .lersigned will receive each ticket |
di awn a Han't at the value-of 320 in Portrait Painting, 1
provided that not more than one blank he applied to
wards the Painting id aov one Portrait: and provided
also, 'he holders of such blanks present thein«< Ives and
demand compliance with this proposal within the ten
di $ succeed-ng the Drawing.
S-vulJ the whole number of Tickets not be sold bv
the 17th -if August nex', the drawing ot the LOT TE
RY will he postponed until ihe T ekets are all sold, of
which public no'ice will he given ; as al*n at what place
the L i-.tery will be drawn, one week before the draw
n The D awing wiM tnke place under the inspection of
Gentlemen wb»*e characier a id standing in this com
munity will a!T.r I abundant testimony that it will be
conducted in a fair and honorable manner. !
Specimens of Sam" <>f 'he ah ivc Printings may he
seen at the Pain'ing R-)om« everyday, Sundavs except
ed, between 'he hours of 10 A M. and 4 P. ill, where
Tickets may be bought for the CA ’!j.jj£* N^r| ST
Macon, July 27 40
FOR PUBLISHING IN THE CITY OF MACON, A DAILY MORN
ING NBJVSPAPEK. TO COMMENCE ON MONDAY, TIIE
SECOND OF SEPTEMBER, 1339, ENTITLED
The Hlacon Daily Advertiser.
riMIE subscribers, ever anxious to advance tbe in-
E teresis of .Vlaco:-, and to contribute their mite to--
ward the n'H’i*e r nent and instruction of tier eitizens
propose to publish a small DAILY PAPER, hearing
the above title, and to commence at the time specified,
unless the patronage extenoed to it will warrant jts ap
pearance at an earlier period.
They well know the great expense, labor nnd trou
b’e attendin'* such a publication, but feel confident a
paper of the kind essentially necessary to the grow
mg imp iriance of Macon, nnd ihe surrounding cour
try : they are satisfied the Commercial portion of our
citizens desire a daily medium of communication with
the public ; that their facilities are cramped, and her
imp >-lance greatly underrated, for the want ol such a
print; and that they w ill no» suffer the undertakiii** to
perish for the want of sufficient patronage at their
Tiie Macon Daily Advertiser is published with a
v'ew to the Commercial in crest of Macon, nnd Inter
nal Improvements, ge terallv. I? will a!<o lend its aid
to advance and encourage the Mechanical, Agricul'it
ra! und Manufacturing interests of the Stale. In short,
no labor will be spared, on our part, to render it a wel
come v.si'er, not onlv to the Merchant, the Former, and
the Mechanic, but the I.ikrarv, Miscellaneous and
General render. It will otherwise constitute a channel,
of useful knowledge and general information.
All the Commercial In'elligence of importance, hath
Djtnest'c and Foreign, will he summed up, under the
p-oper head, so as so afford our Mercantile patrons ev
ery description of Ne"“ v.h-ch the'- can desire, at the
earliest moment. A correct Review- of all the impor-.
taut Markets, and of our own, shall appear weekly.
Arrangements will also he mnde that will enable us
to furnish a correct SVnning Li=t daily, containing the
Arrivals, Clearances, Departures. &c, of vessels at j
and from the ports of Sivannah, Charleston, N. York,
See. &e., together with the Arrivals at, and Departures
fro n, this place-
In addl*i"’> to other mat'ers. a dailv Report of the
Receipts of C' -on in our Maiket shall appear.
CITY NEV.'S—Under this head all matters and oc
currences ol mt< res’, of everv character, relating to. or
transpiring within the city, will be faithfully recorded.
TO ADVERTISERS, both of the citv and country, j
we shall re-erve a large portion of our sheet. On them ,
we shall depend mainly for support, and pledge our
selves to keep an eyesingte to their interests ns well as
Terms—For subscript'm, Dei annum, 86 00; sttb
emp'ion. for six months. *5 00, su’.scrip'ion, for on*
mon'h, 81 00; to be paiJ invariably on the delivery o';
the first number. ,
Single copies, 12i cents. Orders from s distance
roust come p-w’-pa’d, or they wi*l not reeeive attention
N-> pnpet will be *e it to ans person residing nut of tin
city, u-dess -he Cash rceompanv the order, or a re
■poflfibta city reference is given.
AH Advertising accounts must be settled monthlv.
PENDLETON Sl HANLEITER.
ilpttf ffmt IJWf©
BY r. C. PENDLETON.
Unexampled Mammoth Scheme, f
THE following details of a Scheme nf a Lottery, to
be drawn in Decemlier next, warrants us in de
claring it to 1 e UNPARALLELED in the historv ot
Ln"er'eS. Prizes to the amount have never b fore been
offered to the public It is true, there are many blanks,
b it on the orla-r hand, the extremely low charge of 20
Dot'll s per Ticket —the Value and Aaler of the
Capitals, a nJ the revival of the good old custom of war
ranting that every prize shall he drawn and sold, wiil,
wc are «ure, give universal satisfaction, and espec.aiiy
to the Sir Hundred Prize Holders.
Toth ose deposed to adventure, we recommend ear- j
ly application being made to us .‘or Tick' 'a— vhen the
prizes are nil sold, blanks only remain—.he first hov
ers have the be«t chance. VVe, the relore, c.nphat-ca'-
lv say—DELAY NOT! but at once re.nut and truns- \
lirii to us yonr orders, which shall always receive our
immediare attention. Letters to he addressed, «nd ap
plications made, to SYLVESTER Sl CO, j
155 Broadway, New York
tCr Observe the Numlier, 15G.
8700,000 I! I @509,000 ! I 825,900 t
6 Prizes of *20,9-90.
2 Prizes of 815,090.
3 Ptizcs of 810,090.
GRAND REAL ESTATE AND BANK STOCK
Os Properly si Ida led in New Orleans.
DOT The rich'-st and most magnificent Scheme ever
presented to the public in this or any other country.
TICKETS ONLY S2O.
Authorized bv an Act of the Legislative Assembly of
Florida, ad under the D.rectioos of the Commis
sioners, a- ti ig under the same,
TO BE DEAV7N AT JACKSONVILLE, FLORI
DA, December Ist, 183).
SCHMIDT & HAMILTON. Managers.
SYLVESTER & CO., 156 Broadway,
New York, S >le Agents.
No Comhinn'ion Numtnrt.’l!
100,00) Ticket* from No. 1 npwa-ls, in succession.
The Deeds of '>.-pertv and the Stock transferred in
trust to the Commissioners appointed by the satu Act
of the legislature of Florida, for tile security of the
1 Prize—The Arcade—2 46 fee*, 5 inches, 4
lines, on Mag iz’tie street; 101 feet, il in
che ', on Navhez.nn-et: 126 fret, 6 inch
es, on Gravter sfn-r*—Retired at about
537,000 per annum—Valued at £700,000 ;
l Pr.ze—City Ho e 1—169 feet o-i Common
sires*, Ii 6 feet 6 inches on Cmnp street—
Rented at s2s,|>o'J —Valued at 590,000
IPi ze—Dwel.i'ig House (adjoiningthe Ar
cade N ). 16, 24 teet 7 inches front on
Natchez street —Rented at £l2oo—Va
lued at 20,000;
1 P'-:ze—Ditto (adj -ini' g the Arcade) No.
18, 2! li-et fro it on Natchez street —Rent-
ed at sl2o)—Vahied at 20,000 J
1 Prize—Ditm (adjoining the Arca-V) No.
•20, 23 'opt f. m o i Natchez street —Rent-
ed at *l2oo—Valued at 20,900
1 Pnzi —Dm —No 23, Nor’lieast cor-orof
Basin and Custom tlou-e strep'; 40 feet
front on Basin, and 40 feet on Franklin
street, b • 127 feet deep in Cus'om House
street —Re’*ed at slsoo—Valued at 20,000
1 Prize —D.tro —No. 24. South west corner "f
Basin and Custom Tloii«e street, 22 fee' 7
inches on Ba-i \ 31 feet 7inchesun Frank
lin, 127 fpet 10J inches tlrep in front of
Custom House street —Rented at £lsoo—
1 Prize —Dido—No. 330, 20 feet 9 inches on
Royal stree', bv 127 lieet 11 inches deep—
Rented a' $l4O0 —Valued at 15,000
l Prize—2so shares Ccnal Bank Stock, SIOO
1 Ditto—2oo ditto Com. do. do. 20,000;
1 Ditto—lso ditto Mechanics' and Traders’
do. do. 15.000
1 Ditto —tOO do. City Bank do. di. 10,000
1 Ditto—loo do. do. do. do. do. 10,000
1 Ditto—loo do. do. do. do. do. 10.000
1 D'tt-> —50 do. Exchange Bank do. do. 50;,0
l Ditto—so do. do. do. Hu. do. s'*oo
1 Ditto —25 do. Gas Light Bank and >. do. 2500
1 Ditto—2s do. do. do. do. d.>. do. £599
1 Ditto—ls do. Mechanics' and Traders'
do do. 15)3
1 D ! 'to —ls do do. do. do. 1500
20 Ditto—each 10 shares of the Louisiana
State Ban -, SIOO eat li, each prize SIOOO, 20,000
10 D'lto—eacn 2 shares of SIOO each, each
prize S2OO, of t'-c Go I.'i'ht Bank, 2000
200 Ditto —each 1 share of SIOO, of the Bank
of Louisiana, 20,000
200 Ditt. —each 1 share of SIOO, of the New
Orlpan* Bank, 20,000
15-9 Ditto—each 1 share of SIOO, of the Union
B iak of Florida, 35.000 i
GJO Prizes. $1,399,900
The whole of the Ti. kc*-, with their Numbers, a*
also th >se con-nining the Prizes, will he examined and
sealed bv the Commissioners appointed under the Act,
previously lo their being pa’ into the wheels. One wheel
will contain the whole of the Numbers, the "thpr will
contain the Six Hundred Prizes, nnd ihe fi.-s 609 Num
bers that shall he drawn out, will he entitled to such
Prize as nviv iie drawn to its niiinfo r, i.nd the fortunate [
holders of such Prizes will have such p-nper'v transfer- j
red to them immediately after the drawing, un neum
bered, nnd without any Deduction!
Editors of ever Paper in me United Sia'es, in
the West Indies, m Canad", and other of the Br.tisli
Province®, are re-pies'ed to insert the above, aecsir.id
ing trdvernsement, until the Ist of De<*ciiil**»r next, and
to send their account to us, together with a paper con-1
laining the a-'venisement.
SYLVESTOR & CO., 153 Broadway, New York.
June 15 34
OCHWUIGEt STEAM-BOAT COM PA NY.!
INCORPORATED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF GEORGIA, IN 1835
por the transportation and Insurance of Mer
chandise and Produce, between Sava.nak
and Darien’, and Darien and Macon —j
touching at Hutekinsville, and the principal
TN IIIS Company will run their Steam-boats as high
. up as Macon us long as the state of ihe River will
admit; and fir low stages of the wrers they have pro
vided, and are now running Po!e«boats ol such ligh
draft of wa'er as will admit them to run n: any stage o
the Ri"er, which are towed up by their S'eam-boats
two-thirds of the dis’anee, thereby grea’ly expediting
the transportation es M rchandise during the Summer
ind Fall seasons ; and their S'camrrs will be in com
plete repair, and ready for business, as early as the Ri
ver will admit.
THEIR BOATS ARE I
Steam-boat Comet, Captain Brently,
Steam-boat Alatamaha, Captair
* Steam-boat Ochmulgee, Captain
And a large number of TOW-BOATS, which will
be in c >mn!r-e repair.
Fo* fiirhev inf>*m«*inn nnply to
REV COTTON, Muon.
J. W. LATHROP. HaV-jnsviHe,
P'l R. YONGri A SON. Onrieu,
WM P\TTEPSON T A TO., Ssvan-ah,
M~ DO WELL. SHANNON A CO Cl arise*™,
SCOTT, SH AFTER Sl MORRELL,N*«*York,
July 14 m
DBVOTED TO UTEHATUHE, INTERNAL I3!PR9VBMBNT, C39IMCHCS. AORIOULTUSS,
FORSION AMD BOKESTIO NEWS. AMUSEMENT. Sec. Ac.
TERMS I THREE DOLLARS, IN ADVANCE FOUR DOLLARS, AFTER THREE MONTHS.
MACON, (Ga.) SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 10, 1839.
THREE Fire-prcof STORES, fronting on 3 d
'j -y-J ft reel; Three Fire-proof STORES, fronting
They are large and commodious, and well calculated
for any kind of business, and will be fitted up, ns to
shelving and counters, to suit tenants. Those fronting
on Third-street (directly opposite Messrs. Ren & Cot
ion’s, and J Cowles, Esqr.’s ranges) are now readv for
.(ccunancy, and possession immediately given. Timer
on Cherry-street will he readv by the Ist of Octoher
"ex'. Rent will he reasonable, and commence from
Ist of October. Apply to
N. B Several yon- airy ROOMS on the secon* 1 floor
o. the above buildings, suitable for Lawyers Offices.
,»-.1l nl«o be rented. ' D. R.
July 7 37tf
yv-du *’ 4 v te3 to RENT,
jgN ij_ A IIO T ’°E of four ..r more —cm®, wi'h • Gar
dyn a'lcched to *h" p*eniises, in a central part
of -he ci'v. Apply at this office,
j June 2J 36
Jreri. TO T*F«fT,
j j A comforahle DWELLING HOUSE, on
Cherry s'reet, convenient .0 busiress, and in
good repair. Apply to
JOHN J. BENNETT.
July 6 37rp
p' A handsome pair nf Match Horses.
*/'% 7,7 HAriVEY SHOTWELL.
' L — June 8 3
.V?*p Soda Fountain.
SODA WATER and CARBONATED MEAD,
of the first quality, for sale bv
J. H. & W. S. ELLIS.
July 13 33
PC. PENDLETON, is my authorized Agent.
• Persons having business with me w ill plea*r call
on him. E. L. STROHECKER.
July 20. 39
f jpHE SnWriher having permanently located him
* self in this Civ, .aliens the pa outage of its citi
zens. Ro up (where specimens may heecen) over W
B. Parker’s. Store, op» -s. e the Central Hotel, will be
open to visitets from 10 A. M. to * P M.
Macon, April 20, 1339 26
f I'HE undersic.ied will heresfter prac’iceLaw under
I tiie firm and style ot McDONALD, POWERS
& FR ANKLIN, and will o -uh-riv attend ihe Courts
heretof-ire attended by McDonald &. po vers. Office
over the Ocmu.get Bunk.
c. j McDonald,
a. P POWERS,
Fel. 2 l)-tf L. FRANKLIN.
Auction nnd Commission Business.
FJSHE nndrrsigncd has commenced a regular busi
I ness in the ah ne linv, and solicits the patronage
of the public. Refer to
M cssr*. Rea <V Cotton, Macon.
“ Sc ut <fe-Morrell, New York.
“ Win. Patterson &. C"., Savannah.
Mr. Charles Hnrtrith-e, “
‘ R ilier' Collins, Charleston.
Messrs. Farrar &. Hayes, “
Mr. G. McLaughlin, Augusta.
a. r. McLaughlin.
N. B Sales may be expected on WEDNESDAY
in each week, until lurther notice.
Fe'> 16 17tf
EVERY preparation is going forward to make this
I one of ihe most desirable and fashionable water
ing places in Georg : a On or liefore the 10 hos June
the house will hr ready for the reception of v'siters.—
The proprietor flu tie-® himself that from long ohserva
ton in the best eating houses in the North, so give en
This Medicinal Ppri ig is located 16 mi'es west of
Macon and 6 miles from the Rail Road to Forsyth, and
is celchra'ed for the cure of a gre.r variety of complaints,
which it would lie unnecessary here to enumerate.
The Baihs, which in ancient times were so much
admired, are in fine order Visiters from below and
about Muon, will find it most plensan' lo go by Rail
Road nnd Carriage, which will run dailv to and troin
theSpri-gs. T. B. GORMAN.
Mav 25, 1839 31;f
of the Banks of Charleston, Hamburg, Sa
-1 s vnnuah and Augusta, and Specie, for which a
premium will be paid The following will be purcha
sed at a fair discount: Notes "f the Alabama Banks.
.rien. Bank of Florida, and L fe and Trust Compa
ny of Fiorda.
Checks on New York, for sale hv
JOHN T. ROWLAND.
August 341 e
A GREEABLE to Hie last will and testament of
dm Churchill Gibson, deceased, will he sold in For
syth, Monroe countv, on the first Tuesday in October
nex 1 , tne premises of said deceased, whereon he resided
at the time of his death, consisting of four squares of
Lund, about one half of which is under cultiva ion and ;
ihe remainder well tiuiht-red, lying three rules from
i Forsyth, on the road leading from thence to Zehulon. I
i O i the premises are- a la-gs and commodious twostorv |
i Krone Dwelling, wellfi.nshed, all necessary out houses,
1 a Grist Mill, and fineOrt-foir: sos various kinds of fruit, i
| WII he sad, in Perry, Houstr n coun'y. on fl e first
I Tuesday *n N jretnber ite :t, nine Lots of Land in the ,
I Tenth D s re! of saul <ojniy t helongi -t* to the -sta'e
i of Churchill Gibs n, Jeccosei.—about *53 a--res nreun
| der rul'ivatiou, -he most of which is newly cleared, nnd
! all under good fern es. O.i one of ■'aid lots is a com
fortnii'e D telling House, with a'l necessary out houses.
Slid lots will lie sold in parcels to suit purt-lia-er®
Pi re on- wishing to huv are referred to G> n- B. H. Ru
therford ai.d Maj N. H. Beal near the premises, who
will show the land,nod give any i..formation in regard
so titles. Terms made known on the days of sale.
REUBEN WRIGHT, Executor.
OsT The Telegraph and Messenger will Copy the
Augus' 3 4lts
THE Fuhsc-ifo .-s respec’fid’v inform the publ'c that
their PLANING MACHINE is now in full ope
; radon, and that th* v are prepared o plane, tongue and
| groove any think ness, from j <o 2J inches, as well as '
: weather-boarding, and other plank, from 2 to 18 inch
es in width.
SASH, BLINDS, DOORS, See. made to order, at
the shortest notice. A. D A I. F- BROWN,
March 9 80tf Near the Baptist Church.
PLANTATION FOR SALE,
CONTAINING “50 acre, of Land, m.xed with oak
and pine; thire are 15 acres in a good state of
cul ivation, a rood P ell; g House with all necessary
i>u* house-, situated 2 mi's* f--jm Byron, 6 miles from
Albany, and 2 . ulrr from Pal nyra. All necessary in
formation respec'ing the bind can le obtained at the
plantation. Persons wishing to purchase would do veil
fcTTh* Editors of the Sou-hern Spy w».lplease give
'his two insert! ns. „ ,
June 1 38 f
UNITED STATES BANK NOTES, huge bill*
for s*V hv J- T. ROWLAND.
Also. CHECKS on NEW YORK.
CHAPIN’S ORNAMENTAL MAP
OF THE UNITED STATES, fo® ml* *; the
Book Store of C. A- LLLS^
Juns 29 *
COOKS, PAMPHLETS and CIUCL’LARS,
Posting and Shoic Gills,
BUSINESS AND VISITING CARDS,
AND JOS WORE, ZN 6SNBSAL,
EXECUTED WITH NEATNESS AND DESPATCH,
At the Office of the “ Southern Post,” Mucon
BY C. R. HANLEITER.
Sir If desired, different kinds of Bronze and Color
ed Inks will be used, rendering the job tasteful in the
MR. A. R. McLAUGHLIN is duly authorized to
act n* my Agent during n.y absence from this
State. All person® havirt-i n;.sc''led busir.ef.s with the
undersigned will please call on him.
Macon, July 27. 183940 p
iLi-fl A large, sirv and convenien' Sleeping Room,
directly over Messrs. S. J. Rnv i Co.'s S'ore.—!
Addlv to REA 4. COTTON. I
July £7 40
Ij'OUR months rfter date, application will be made,
to the II inoruhle Inferior Court of Twiggs coun
tv, while sitting for o dinary purposes, for leave to sell
ti e Necro lulongi-g to ttic est te of Thomas Zorn,
late of sv.id countv, dct-case-l.
CHARLES C. WHITEHEAD, Adm’r.
June 1 32
WRITTEN AT THE FIRST SIGHT OF ITS FALLS, BT J. S.
Hail Sovere gn cf the World ol Floods 1 whose msjesty
First dazz'es—then enraptures—then o’erawes the ach
The pomp of Kings and Emperors, in every clime and
Grows dim beneath the splendors of thy glorious wa
No Fleets can stop thy progress—no Annies bid thee
But onward—onward—onward—thy march still holds
j its way:
The rising mist that veils thee, as thine herald, goes
And the music that proclaims thee, is the
The Diadem is an emerald green, of the clearest, purest
Set round with waves of snow-white foam, and spray
of ft athery dew:
While tresses of the brightest pearls float o’er thine
And the Rainbow lays its georgeous gems, in tribute,
at thy feet.
Thy reign is of the ancient days—thy sceptre from on
The birth was when the morning stars together sang
The Sail, the Moon, and all the orbs ri.at shine upon
Saw the first wreath of glory which entwined thine
And from that hour to this—in which I gaze upon thy
From age to age—in winter’s frost, or summer’s sultry
By day, hy night—without a pause—thy waves, with
In ceaseless sounds have still proclaimed, the Great
For whether, on thy forest banks, the Indian of the
Or since his days, the Red Man's foe, on his father
land. have stood —
Whoe’er has seen thine incense rise, or heard thy tor
Must have bent before the God of Ali! to worship and
Accept, then, O ! Supremely Great! O ! Infinite! O !
From this primeval Altar —the green nnd virgin sod—
The humble homage that my soul in gratitude would
Tu Thee! whose shield has guarded me through all my
For, if the Ocean be as nought in the hollow of thine
And the Stars of the bright firmamen*, in thy balance,
grains of sand, —
If Niagara’s rolling flood seem great—to us who iowiy I
0! great Creator of the Whole ! how passing great art
Yet, tho’ t>*e Power is greater than the finite mind
Still greeter is thy Mercy, shewn to weak dependant
For him Thou cloth’at the fertile fields with herb, and
For him, the woods, the lakes, the seas, supply hi*
1 Around—on high—or far, or near—the Universal
I Proclaims thy glory, as the orbs in their fixed causes
And from Creation's grateful voice—the hymn ascends
While Heaven re-echoes back to Earth, the chants,
I "God i* Love.”
C. R. HAMLET!*, PRINTER-
Fr.Jtn the Genesee Farmer.
EDUCATION OF FARMERS,—No. ED.
Mr. Tucker : If I were nsked what is the first step to
he taken to give to American education the character
it ought to possess I should answer, without hesitation,
let the parents of each of the two millions of American
families procure for their children a “Cabinet of Na
ture AND Art rather, let parents encourage and aid
their children in procuring “ Family Cabinets’’ for
; themselves. This step can lie taken by any family, es
| peciaUy any farmer’s family, on any day or hour, when
the parents come to the conclusion that such a step ia
i desirable. It require* no school-house or hall of science
! to be erected no teacher or learned professor to be em
ployed, no library, not a s : ngle volume to be procured,
not one cent to be expended, or the least sacr fice of
money, time, or pleasure to be made, by any family,
to take this first, best step for the elevation of Ameri
can character. Let any parents, on any day or hour,
! say to tbeir children, you may now see how many
! minerals, or different kinds of stones, or plants, or
' shells, or any thing rise that is curious, you can find
| before night, and the great work will not fail to be com
menced. Ifit should be done by each of the two mil
lions of families in our Republic on the 4ih of July
next, more would be done for American schools,
American education, and American character, than if
SIOO,OOO should be subscribed by the ci'izens of each
of the eleven hundred counties in the Union for the
erection of a college in each for the benefit of their
Some parents will say that is a very curious notion.
I don’t w ant my children bringing stones and weeds
and calm shells into die house. They are always
troubling me with these tnings, nnd I have had a great
deni of trouble in getting them off from such foolish no
tions. I have even had to punish them before they
would give them up. Undoubtedly, and many of these
same children are now undoubtedly in penitentiaries
as a consequence. When driven from these rational
amusements provided for them by their Creator, which
every child seeks as hi* richest source of delight, they
\ resort to some of the artificial, unnatural and demora
• lizing sports provided hy the cupidity of evil design* of
I unprincipled men- When compelled to abandon their
; walks for examining, collecting, and preserving speci
i mens of minerals, plan's, shells, insects, and other
i produc'ions of Nature, and punished by their teachers
1 or their parents for drawing pictures of the various ob
| jects of Nature, appearing to them so beau iful, they
resort, in self defence, to such company as they can
find, whether g'jod or bad—to tippling shops, to some
sports of petty gambling, such os pitching coppers or
quoits, rolling nine pins, playing cards, horse racing, or
some other exercises, which to many of our most pro
mising youths open a road directly to the penitentiary
or to hahita of idleness, dissipation, and quick destruc
But some patents will almost indignantly inquire,
perhaps, Do you mean to chargs us writh compelling
our children to tippling shops, gambling houses, and
peniisntUnea? To such inquiries I say, yes; but tor
no other reason but because tbe charge is true ; and
for leading them, by a candid examination of tbe case,
to satisfy themselves that it is true or false.
Without attempting, on the present occasion, to
bring to view the numerous advantages of “ Family
Cabinets,” I will mention three or four reasons why
they should, in all cases, constitute a part, and an es
sential part, of household furniture, especially for far
First, they will interest and instruct children long be
fore they can comprehend any thing contained in books.
It would prubabiy be difficult lo find a more improper
instrument of instruction to put into the hands of a child
under five years of ape than a common spelling book.
If any should doubt the correctness of this assertion,
they need only cast their eye over almost any spelling
book used in schools, and compare its contents with
the mind of a little child, and their doubts will proba
bly all be removed. But with the objects of Nature
with the names, proprieties, and uses of minerals,
plants, shells, and animals, also with the w-orks of .art,
and with the operations of Nature and the arts, chil
dren begin to form an acquaintance almost at the mo
ment they open their eyes upon the light of heaven.
This acquaimanre they extend more widely and more
minutely, until they are driven from their inquiries by
their teachers or parents, to the bla, bio, blu system ; or
in the language of a little girl of five years, in answer to
an inquiry what she aid at school, to “ say A and R
and set on a bench."
Second, the knowledge of things acquired by chil
dren under the aid of family cabinets, puts them in a
way literally so team themselves the art of reading,
writing, spelling, and speaking correctly, without any
trouble, and almost without time or expense, hut wi.h
great pleasure ; as books, in such a course, become the
sources of entertaining knowledge, ins'ead of a medley
of unmeaning sounds. Children are now to be found
in almost every part of the country who read with great
propriety, and who write, speak, and EfreH correctly,
who have never spent • moment over spelling books,
an I but Utile time in any way for learning to read,
write, or speli.
Third, by family cabinets, embracing some simple
ar.icles of apparatus for trying experiments in chemis
try, natural philosophy, and other departments of
science, children at an early age store their minds with
many of the most important and fundamental princi
e'e* of useful knowledge, which furnish them, on all
occasions in future life, with a valuable atock on hand,
or with important instruments for conducting any de
partment of science, or anv branch of business, but,
shove all, the business of farming. Lord Brougham
somewhere very correctly remarked that, if we were
deprived of what we learn under three years of age, we
should be the moat ignorant beings upon the foce of the
Fourth, habits ofmdus'ry’ and attention to business
are most successfully cultivated by these domestic
I collections and instruments of knowledge, so eagerly
sought and so industriouslv used by all children, if per
mitted by their parents. If time and the occasion per
mitted, numerous examples might be given of you-g
persons with hebits of untiring industry, and of the
strictest attention to any business hey might undertake,
volant srily acquired by their perserving and eager pur
suit after science afforded them by these natural and
agreeab’a instruments of knowledge.
Fifth, the study of the works of our Creator is, per
hsps, die best protection of morals which can be pro
vided for tho young, Rarely, if ever, have young per
rons or old persons, with • teste for etudying the works
and the laws of our Creator, been fousd in the ranks
of vice, or addicted to habile of dtasipatren. As every
verson, without exception, when a child, hsea taste for
hie study, it is a fair conchas)cn tka>. if that taste wa e
-ncouraged and cultivated in children by their parents
I .ad teachers, they would seldom, if ever, lose it, or
jbatitute for it a love ol vice aad dissipation, now bast
| -ning thousands to rain
Sixth, collections made hy young people for their
; domestic cabmets furn ah them with materials for
1 .imilar collections m schools, Ivceums, and many pla
! "es of mors public resort.. Court-houses, town-houses,
| hotels, steamboats, canal-boats, the offices of railroads
! and canals, also the offices of lav-ers and physicians,
post offices, stores, and even barbers' shops, hwreeomo
-tru s been furnished with these instruments es useful
and enteraimug knowledge from the specimens c-J
--lected or prepared by ebildrensdunag their early scien
' tific amusements.
Seventh, the diffusion of knowledge over the globe
has already been greatly advanced by the materials of
family cabinets. Specimens taken from them have
been sent to ntsirly every missionary station upon the
globe, and to numerous other schools, ivceums, and in
dividuals, in the four quarters of the earth.
Eighth, the children of formers enjoy peculiar facili
ties for collecting family cabinets, and great induce
ments to improve them. Free from the excitehients
and temptations of cities, and surrounded with the
works of our Creator in great profusion, variety, and
beauty, the children of every family in Uie country
whose parents will permit them may, in the course ol
a single season, make a collection of great value and
beauty. By the combined efforts of parents and chil
dren, such collections have sometimes been made in the
course of a few years, which have been valued by lover
of science at one or twob indred dollar*, and would not
be sold fur a still larger sum.
In some sections or oar country, especially among
the German farmers of Pennsylvania, a “ Cabinet of
Nature xnd Art” is to be found in every family, aided
by “ Social Lyceums,” or weekly meetings of neigh
bors, for the improvement of each other in various de
partmentsof useful and entertaining knowledge. Such,
it is hoped and believed, will be the case in every sec
tion and in every family of our Republic, at least by
your friend, J. HOLBROOK.
From the Ladies Companion.
THE REFEREE CASE.
BT EMMAC. EMBCLY.
The outlines of the foilowhig sketch were
related to me by an aged and honored memlier
of a large family connection; a man who
possesses an almost inexhaustible fund of le
gendary lore, and whose most interesting an
ecdotes and comic tales are bnt recollection*
of past scenes, of which he can sny in the
[language of uEneas, “ quorum magni pars
‘•Many years ago,” said Mr. E——, “I
happened to be one of the referees in a east!
■ which excited unusual interest in our courts,
from the singular nature of the claim, and the
strange story which it disclosed. The plain*
tiff, who was captain ofa merchant ship which
traded principally with England and the West
Indies, had married quite early in life with
every prospect of happiness-. His wife was
said to have been extremely beautiful, nnd no
less lovely in character. After living with her
in the most uninterrupted harmony for five
j years, during which time two daughters were
added to his family, he suddenly resolved to
resume his occupation,which he had relinquish
ed on his marriage, and when his youngest
child was but t wee weeks old, sailed once
more to the West Indies.
.His wife. w-Ikj was devotedly attached to
him, sorrowed deeply at his absence, and found
her only comfort in the society of her children
and the hope of his return. But month after
month passed away, and yet he came not, nor
; did any letters—those insufficient though wel
come substitutes, arrive to cheer her solitude.
Months lengthened into years, yet no tidings
were received of the absent husband; and, af
! ter long hoping against hope, the unhappy wife
! was compelled to believe that he had found a
grave in the ocean.
Her sorrow was deep, and heart-felt, but
i the evils of poverty were now added to her
affliction, and the widow found herself obliged
to resort to some employment, to support her
helpless children. Her needle was her only
lesource, and for ten years she labored early
and late for the miserable pittance, which is
ever grudgingly bestowed on the humble
A merchant of New York, in moderate but
prosperous circumstances,accidentally became
acquainted with tier, and pleased with her gen*
1 tie manners, no less than her extreme beauty,
[endeavored to improve their acquaintance with
friendship. Afier son.c months he offered her
I his hand and was accepted.
As the wife of a successful merchant, she
'soon found herself in the enjoyment of com
i forts and luxuiies such as she had never be
fore possessed. Her children became his
children, and received from him every advan
tage that wealth and affection could procure.
Fifteen years passed away ; the daughters
married, an J by their step-father were furnish
ed with every comfort, requisite in their new
avocation as house-keepers. But they had
scarcely quitted his roof, when their mother
was taken ill. She died after a levy days sick
ness, nnd from that time until the period of tlia
trial, tl»e widower had resided with the young
Now comes the strangest part of the story.
Afier an absence of thirty years, during which
time no tidings had been received from him,
the first husband returned as suddenly as he
[had departed. He had changed his ship, a
idopted another name, and spent the whole of
that long period of time on the ocean, with
only transient visits on shore while taking in
er discharging cargo; having been careful
al-o, never to come nearer home than New
Orleans. Why he had acted in this nnpar
donahlc manner toward his family no one
could tell, and he obstinately refused all ex
planation. There were strange rumors of
slave-trading sod piracy afloat, but they were
only whispers of conjectuie.
Whatever might have been his motives for
such conduct, he was certainly any thing bet
j indifferent to his family concerns when he re.
| turned. He raved like a mad man w*heo in
[formed of his wife’s second marriage and sub.
sequent death, vowing vengeance upon his
successor, and terrifying his daughters by the
1 most awful threats, in es*e they refused to
acknowledge his claims. Ha had retcr'i*!
wealthy, and one of those mean reptiles of the
[law who are always to be found infesting tbe
j halls of justice, advised him to bring a suit
! against the second huabana. him that
he could recover berry damage*. The *b-