COLUMBUS SENTINEL AND HERALD.
PUBLISHED EVER V THUHSDAV MORNING B V
J. P. H. CAMPBELL & J. L. LEWIS.
ON BROAD STREET, OVER ALLEN & YOUNG’S,
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cases ex icted) where payment is not male before the
expiration of the year. No subscription received for
less than twelve months, without payment in advance,
and no paper discontinued, except at the option of
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quent continuance. Those sent without a specifica
tion of tho number of insertions, will be published
until ordered out, and charged accordingly.
Id. Yea rly advertisements.—For over 24, and
not exceeding 38 lines, fifty dollar* per annum : for
ovr 12, and not exceeding 24 lines, thirty-five dollars
per annum ; for less than 12 lines, twenty dollars
3d. All rule and figure work double the above prices.
Legal Advertisements published at the usual
rates, and with strict attention to the requisitions of
All Scales regulated by law, must he made before
the uourt House door, between the hours of 10 in the
morning and 4 in the evening—those of Land in
the county where it is situate; those of Personal
Property, where the letters teslamen'ary, of admin
istration or of guardianship were obtained—and are
required to be previously advertised in some public
Gazette, as follows:
Sheriffs’ Sales under regular executions for thir
ty days, under mortgage fi fas sixty days, before
the day of sale.
Calf.s of Land and Negroes, by Executors, Ad
ministrators or Guardians, for sixty days before
the day of sale.
Bales of Personal Property (except Negroes) forty
Citations by Clerks of the Cour's of Ordinary, upon
application fob letters of administration, must
he published for thirty days.
Citations upon application for dismission, by
Executors, Administrators or Guardians, monthly
for six MONTHS.
Orders of Courts of Ordinary, (accompanied with a
, copy ol the lion 1 or agreement) to make titles
to land, must be published three months.
Notices by Executors, A lministrators or Guardians,
of application to the Coipt of Ordinary for leave
to sell the Land or Negroes of an Estate, four
Notices by Executors or Administrators, to the Debt
ors an 1 Creditors .and an Estate, for six ivieks.
Sheriffs, Clerks of Court, .*s.c., will be allowed
the usual deduction.
ft^jP 3 Letters on business, must be post paid,
to entitle them to attention.
THE undersigned takes leave to inform his friends
and the public generally, that he will continue
the \Vare-House and Commission Business, to which
his atention will he exclusively confined; and by strict
attention thereto he hopes to merit a continuance of
patronage which has been so liberally bestowed upon
him. fie will attend to the sale of Cotton from wa
gons or in store, and from a gener .1 acquaintance with
the purchasers, and true situation of the market, he be
lieves that he can, generally, more than save the com
mission in the sale of Cotton.
Liberal advances will be made on produce or mer
chandise in store. WM. P. YONGE.
Columbus, Sept. 18,1838. % 33y
.TAMES 11. IvEYNO ,1)3,
WATCH IVIAJEER AMD JU STEEPER,
2 d door north of Kivlin's Confectionary, lir’d st.
CngT) ‘ RESPECTFULLY informs
& .r* his town and country friends
that lie has just returned from
New York with a very rich
ff addition to liis stock of Goods,
U ‘l°* and la lies and gentlemen wish
(fjnfi of ‘ . injg Watches or Jewelry of
2 superior quality, have now an
***** ImbmSSSSsSswW®**’ opportunity of supplying them
selves with articles that cannot be surpassed.
Rich line gold Jewelry,
Silver Ware, plated and Fancy Goods.
The fallowing art icles comprise a portion of his stock,
and he will sell on as good terms as any other establish
ment in Georgia.
Gobi and .silver Levers,
Anchor escapement Duplex,
Horizontal and vertical Watches, of the finest
finish—all of which he warrants first rate time
Setts of Ladies’ Earrings and Broaches,
Diamond, Ruby, Emerald, Opal, enamelled and
every description of Breast Pins and Finger
Gold guard and fob Chains,
Seals, Iveys, Lockets and Trinkets, of all kinds,
in weat variety, and most superb manufacture,
Gold and silver Spectacles,
Silver Spoons, Butter Knives,
Bowie Knives, Dirk and Pen Knives,
Scissors, Thimbles, Ladies’ splendid Card Cases,
Head Bands, Combs, Belt Placques,
Revolving silver mounted Jastors,
Cloth, Hair, Crumb and Hearth Brushes,
English rifle belt Pistols,
Four sided Razor Strops,
Silk Purses, Perfumery,
And every other article usually found at Jewelry
J. H. R. as heretofore, will repair and regulate
CLOCKS and WATCHES of every description, and
warrant all (that were made for time) to perform well.
Gold and silver work, and jewelry, made and repaired.
Engraving neatly executed. Cash, or goods, paid tor
ord gold and silver.
Columbus, April 13. 15y
G ECK W. \V AY’S
CORNER of Oglethorpe and St. Clair street, im
mediately in the rear of the City Hotel. The
subscriber respectfully informs the public that he is
now receiving a general assortment of Carriages of all
descriptions, to wit:
Coaches, - 'Coacbees, Chariot tees, Cabriolets, dickey
eat Barouches, one and two horse extension-top Ba
tches, three seats extension-top do., Buggies, four
wheels, for one and two horses, two wheel do., Sulkies
of every description.
The above Carriages are superior to anv ever re- j
ccived in this market, and cannot be surpassed for mar I
terials, style and durability. Any article purchased
from this establishment can be depended on.
Call and see, and I will sell von bargains.
Carriages o<"every description furnished to order, by
addressing the undersigned.
GEO. W. WAY.
I have a general stock of Coach Materials, which I
will sell low. Repairing done in the very best man
ner. and by Northern Workmen. G. W. AV.
Feb. 1. 52y
rft’REE ik PRIORITT,
Oglethorpe Street, JYorlh of Calhoun's Hotel,
HAVE jut received anew assortment of good ;
CARRIAGES selected from some of the best
manufactories at the North. They having taken par
ticular pains to have them made to suit this country,
and to insure satisfaction to purchasers, they will war
rant them for one year with fair usage. All kind of
Carriages made to order. Carriage and Harness’ re
pairing done in very neat style by g i><l Northern work
men. Also, a good assortment of Carriage materials,
all of which they will sell low for cash or approved
Feb. 16. 7v
NEW SPRING GOODS.
TMIE subscriber has just received, a fresh
. supply of FANCY AND STAPLE DRY ;
GOODS, of the latest fashi ms and importations, i
HEADY MADE CLOTHING. DATS, BON
NETS AND SHOES.
He would invite his customers and the public
generally tocall and examine his stock before pur-1
chasing elsewhere, as they no doubt will be suit
ed with the quality and price. lie is determined
to sell low for cash.
Country merchants will be supplied atredneed
prices. NEILL McNAIR*
May 3-1, -7-t f
RAYMOND & ALLISON, wholesale Grocers
and commission Merchants,Apalachicola, Flor.
Aug. 11. 18tf
COMMISSION & FORWARDING MER
CHANT, Apalachicola, Flor. June2l.2oif
FrlgFi THOM ASTON LIME FOR SALE
ENQ IURE oi WM. R. JONES, one door above
G. B. Terry, Esq. Columbus, July 25. 25if
BS. IIAWLEY, wholesale and retail Drug
• gist, at Apalachicola aud St. Joseph, Florida.
Nov. 1, 1537. 24tf
JB. STARR, Commission Merchant, St. Jo
• seph, Florida, March S. stf
COLUMBUS WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
At the sign of the Golden Saddle, a few doors be
low D. Hungerford & Co’s, and nearly
opposite Ujquhart & Ware.
\ W. WADE & CO.
v® Have now on hand a complete as-
NgpcvCE VyMsortment of articles appertaining to
their line of basincss :
JlWtfiTfflM —among which are—
r it'll ill!I*!!!• Um®P al *ish ■, Quilted, Overlaid and Shaf-
NU’ llllllliUr Saddles,
Plain, Boys’, Race, Attakapas, and
Large and Extra Large do
Ladies’ Saddles, of every quality and size.
BRIDLES OF ALL KINDS.
Some good for fifty cents; Saddle Bags, Carpet Bags;
Valices; Stirrup Leathers; Sircingles and Girths.
HARNESS—Coach, Gig,and Dearborn, from the
cheapest to the best. TRUNKS, of every descrip
The above articles are of their own manufacture,
made under their own immediate inspection, of the
best materials, and by superior workmen. Also, on
ENGLISH SADDLES, BRIDLES AND MARTINGALES.
Coach, Gig, Tandem, Sportsmen, and Waggon
Whips; Stirrups, Bits, Spurs, Buckles, llames, Col
lars, Cut Tacks, Trunk Locks, Horse Brushes and
Curry Combs, Trace and Halter Chains.
ALSO—A good assortment, of Coach and Gig Har
ness Trimmings; Plated, Brass and Japan’d do.
ALSO—A good assortment of Skirting, Harness,
and Bridie Leather; black, blue, red, yellow, green,
aud cochineal Morocco Skins; Buff alo Robes and Bear
N. B. Traders who may buy to sell again, will be
furnished on as good terms as can be bought either in
New York or Newark. Country merchants are re
spectfully invited to call and examine our goods and
prices, and satisfy themselves.
CjP* REPAIRING done on the most reasonable
April 29, 1837 31y
CABINET AND UPHOLSTERY WARE
CONZELTfIATI & ANDERSON
MOST respectfully inform the citizens of Colum
bus, and its vicinity that they have removed
from their former stand, to the store lately occupied by
Me Am, in Broad-street, nearly opposite the Insurance
They have now on hand an elegant assortment of
FURNITURE of their own manufacture.
Paper Hangings of the latest patterns with suitable
Bordering, Ornaments, and other materials for Cur
Adverse to puffing, they would only solicit a call
which would enable Ladies and Gentlemen to judge for
themselves by examining the articles.
All orders will be executed with promptitude. Cur
tains put up in the most fashionable style. Rooms
neatly papered. In shorty any thing in their line will
be punctually attended to.
Aug. 25. 36y
JOHN E. BACON & Cos.
AGENTS FOR THE SALE OF THE
HAVE just received aflresh supply ol this valuable
remedy for the cure of Rheumatism, Scrofula or
King’s Evil, Gout, Sciatica or Hip Gout, Incipient
Cancers, Salt Rheilm, Siphilitic and Mercurial dis
eases, particularly Ulcers and painful affections of the
bones. Ulcerated Throat and Nostrils, Ulcers of
every description, Fever Sores, and Internal Abscess
es, Fistulas, Piles, Scald Head, Scurvy, Biles, Chro
nic Sore Eyes, ErysipeUs Blotches, and every variety
of Cutaneous Affection, Chronic Catarrh, Headache,
proceoding from vitiation ; Affections of the Liver ;
Chronic inflammation of the Kidneys and General De
bility, caused by a torpid action of the vessels of the
skin. It is singularly efficacious in renovating those
constitutions which have been broken down by injudi
cious treatment, or juvenile irregularities. In general
terms, it is recommended in all those diseases which
arise from impurities of the blood, or vitiation of the
humors, of whatever name or kind.
Some of the above complaints may require some
assislant applications, which the circumstances of the
en-e will dictate; but for a general remedy or Purifi
cnlor to remove the cause, T he Indian’s Panacea will
generally b.> found sufficient.
The following certificates, out of hundreds similar
which might be procured, arc given to show the effect
of the Indian’s Panacea, in the various complaints
therein mentioned ; and also to exhibit in the most sa
tisfactory manner its superiority over the syrups in
Charleston, Nov. 15, 1831.
During the last winter and spring, I was afflicted
with a very severe and distressing Rheumatism, occa
sioned by exposure in bad weather. I now take great
pleasure in slating, that six boltles of Indian Pana
cea, restored me to perfect health, and I confidently
recommend it to all similarly afflicted.
JOHN FERGUSON, King st.
Charleston, July 12, 1831.
I was afflicted four years with an ulcer in the leg,
occasionally accompanied with erysipelatious inflama
tion and an excessive pain in tho leg and ancle joint.
Several eminent Physicians exerted their skill upon it,
but without permanent benefit. In this ease, five bot
tles of the Indian Panacea made a perfect cure.
MARGARET A. WEST, Market st. 121.
July sth, 1837. slv
YOUNG LADIES’ COLLEGIATE INSTI
Tirmvnwood, near Ra Grange. Troup county, Ga.
rgNHE exercises of this institution will be resumed
.3. on the first Monday in February next. The
Teachers for 183S are,
ROBERT C. BROWN, > Princi-
Mrs. M. L. BROWN, l pals.
Mr. Durand, Classical Department.
French .and English Department.
Mr. UmvK, Musical Department.
Board can be obtained in the family of the Principal,
or in respectable families in the neighborhood.
Brownwood, Dec. 12, 1837. 46if
Fitosl COLUMBUS TO WEST POINT,
public are informed that a line of STAGES
M. has been put on the route from Columbus to
West Point via Whitesville, leaving Whiteside’s
Tavern every Monday and Friday at 4 o’clock A. M.,
and arriving at AVest Point the same day at 5 o’clock
I’. M.; leaving West Point eve y Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday at 4 o’clock A. M., and arriving at Co
lumbus at 5 o’clock P. M. the same day.
WHITESIDE, DUNCAN & BISSELL.
May 28,1838. 17tf
N. B. A Hack will be in readiness at West Point
to convey passengers to La Grange or Lafayette.
PACKETS PROM ST. JOSEPH TO
THE following substantial and fast sailing
vessel- will run as regular Packets between
St. Joseph and New York, atid will take freight
and passengers low.
Brig HARTLEY, Ryder, master.
“ CUMBERLAND, Darling, master.
“ SADI, Vincent, “
Also, the new and splendid ship SPRING.
For Freight or Passage apply to
E. J. WOOD A: CO, Agents,
St. Joseph, Flor.
Nov. 1. 1837 24y
G. C. BAILEY.
(LATE OF THE THEATRE.)
INFORMS his friends, and the public, that he has
taken the house on Crawford street, next door to
: the Columbus Hotel, formerly known as LANS
i BERG’S establishment. His intention is to keep a
genteel House of Refreshment for his friends, and,
pledging his untiring exertions to please, solicits a
I share of public patronage. His bar will be kept sup
j plied with a full au.l complete assortment of Wines,
Liquors, Cordials, etc. of choice selections.
Great exertions to please—every thing good—prices
low CASH c.wn upon th? counter—alt fui t.e
benefit of BAILEY—who is determined, in tins tit-\v
‘ line of business,’ to have a • good house.’
August 9. 27 ts
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTING.
THE subscriber respectfully informs the public
generally, that he is ready to execute all orders
in the above line of business, in the neatest manner
and on the nust reasonable terms. He has also for
sale, a splendid assortment of window sashes, of vari
ous sizes, made of the best materials, which are far su
perior to any offered for sale in a Southern market.
His shop is one door below Kivlin’s Sars Soun
June 2S 21y STATES LEWIS.
™jNOR SALE, by the subscribers,
AL 150 boxes Pittsburgh Glass,
100 do Bedford Crown Glass,
50 do Boston do do
assorted sizes, cheap for cash.
T. & M. EVANS,
April 12. lOtf Oglethorpe st.
WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT, THAT ALL MEN ARE BORN EQUAL.’
COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 4, 1838.
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, ETC.
JUST RECEIVED, and now opening, a full
and complete stock of Goods, well assorted
for the country trade, selected by a competent
judge, and bought on terms to enable the sub
scribers to afford great bargains to their friends
and customers. The stock comprizes:
Broadcloths, blue, black, aud fancy colors
Cassimeres and Sattinetts
Ready made Clothing
Negro Clothes and Blankets
Domestics, brown, bleached and plaid
Sheeting, Irish and Russia
Linen, Irish, Diaper and table
Flannels, red, white and yellow
Muslins, Cambric, Swiss and Jaconet
Calicoes, Ginghams, Dimities
Painted and figured Muslins
Gloves, Ladies’ and Gents
Ho siery of every description
Silks, black and fancy colors
Black Lustring, Grosde Naples, &c.
Edgings and Insertings, blonde and muslin
Fancy Ball Dresses
Superb Laces of all kinds
boots, Shoes, and Hats, for men, women and
Silk and Cotton Umbrellas and Parasols
Artificial wreaths of flowers
Jewelry of every description.
Sugar—New Orleans, Havana & Muscovado
“ Loaf and Lump
Coffee—Havana, St. Domingo, Rio, &c.
Teas—Gunpowder, Imperial, and Young Hy
Wines—Madeira, Champagne and Claret
Liquors—Cog.Brandy, Holland Gin, Old Irish
Scotch, and Monongahela \\ hiskey
Jamaica,Antigua, St.Croix,N O and NE Rum,
Peacli Brandy and old Apple Jack
Cordials, in barrels and boxes
Porter, Pale Ale and Cider
Sarsaparilla, Lemon, and Strawberry Syrup
Spanish, American, and Florida Cigars
Pepper, Allspice, Nutmegs
Soap, Starch, Candles
Sperm and Linseed Oil
Flour, Butter, Lard
Cheese, Poik, Beef Tongues
Codfish, Salmon, Mackerel
Herring and Hallibuts Fins
Bale Rope and Bagging
Harness and Saddlery
Buckets, Tubs, Baskets
Hay and Shorts, Brooms, &c.
Together with a fine assortment of Hardware
and Cutlery, as
Mill and Cross Cut Saws
Trace Chains, Hoes, Axes
Shot Guns, Rifles, Pistols
Bowie Knives, Arkansas Tooth Picks, &c.
Per brigs Hartley, Cumberland, Sadi, &c. —
The assortment will be kept full by the regular
line of Packets. The above goods will be sold
low. Terms Cash. E. J. WOOD & CO.
St. Joseph, Flor.
Nov. 1. 1837 24y
IS now receiving his fall supply of Groceries,
from brig Rhine, from New York, and brig
Alto, Brown, Baltimore.
130 barrels superfine FLOUR
120 “ Baltimore rectified Whiskey
250 kegs assorted Liquors
140 barrels Bread and Crackers
20,000 lbs. Bacon, in hams and middlings
30 boxes Tobacco, all brands
150 barrels Mackerel
40 “ com. Gin
10 “ best Holland, do
GO “ Rum, N. E.
20 “ Monongahela Whiskey
30 “ Peach Brandy
50 qr. casks Wine, all kinds
200 boxes, do
50 baskets Champagne
30 boxes Sperm Candles
5 half pipes segnt. Cognac Brandy
50 bags Havana Coffee
30 “ Rio do
50 bids, and 20 lids. Sugar, St. Croix and
Also, Bagging, Rope, Crockery, Glass and
China Ware. Negro Shoes, Sfc.
500 sacks Salt, by the brig Cumberland, which
wilfbe in market by the 20th instant.
And is prepared to pay cash or advance on
Cotton, on shipment to his friends in New York,
Baltimore, Charleston, or New Orleans.
JNO. T. MYRICK.
Apalachicola, Oct 10, 1837 23
COLUMBUS COTTON FACTORY.
1MI E owners of the Columbus Factory respect
fully inform the public that it is now in operation.
They have on hand a general assortment of YARNS,
which may be had at all times at the most reduced
Their Wool Carding Machine is also in operation,
and any thing in that line will be done at the shortest
|; Zf* A number of boys and girls wanted to work
at the Factory, for which the most liberal priees will be
given by the week or month. Apply to
STEWART & FONTAINE, or
S. IC. HODGES & CO.
Columbus, Feb. 8 6tf
DRS. IIOLT AND PERSONS
A RE united in the practice of Medicine, Their
Ja. Offices are on Broad street, just below the City
Hall, and on Randolph street, in the upper tenement
of Calhoun’s Granite Building.
Besides the usual branches of the practice of Medi
cine, Drs. H. and P. tender their services as Surgeons
of some experience in the higher operations—such as
operations for all diseases of the eyes,for Hernia, Li
thotomy, Sic, &c.
Maroh 23. 12y
MILLEDGEVILLEE COURSE, GA.
THE annual JOCKY CLUB fall meeting will
commence on Monday, the 12th of NOVEM
BER next, and continue six days. The following
purses will be given :
Ist day—a post stake, four mile heats—entrance
live hundred dollars, two hundred and fifty forfeit ;
three or more to make a race : to close Ist October,
aud name at the stand.
Iverson & Bonner, 1
2d day—?>li!e heats for a fine silver Pitcher and
Cup, worth §200; for colts and fillies two or three
years old, $25 entrance; three or more to make a
3d day—Two mile heats, free for all—purse, S3OO
4’h day—Three mile heats, free for all—purse, 500
sth day—Four mile heats, free for all—purse, 1000
6th day—One mile heats—best 3 in s—purse, 400
H. F. 1 OUNG & Cos., Proprietors.
July 30, IS3B. 31 tr
6SO ACRES OF LAND FOR SALE.
THE subscriber having determined to settle in
Macon, Ga. will sell his lands in Russell county,
Alabama, (containing six hundred and eighty acres,
but will sell one half of the land to suit purchasers.)
ten miles from Columbus, between the big and little
Uchee creeks. On the land is a comfortable dwelling
house and out houses, and good stables, &c. with up
wards of one hundred acres in cultivation, with good
water and several springs. Also is situated in a
neighborhood of good society, and within one mile of a
good school and church. Possession will be given at
any time after the first of October. The purchaser
will have the privilege of purchasing all my stock of
cattle and hogs, also corn and fodder, and many things
of convenience, all of which I will sell at a reasonable
price. Indulgence will be given to suit the purchasers.
R ftrenee: Dr. Pleasant Phillips, Russell co.
Russel co., Sep. 6, 1533. 31tf
A GREAT BARGAIN !
TAN YARD FOR SALE.
THE subscriber offers his TAN YARD, to
gether with the houses and outhouses, and
twenty-live acres of good land, all under good enclo
sures, for sale low for cash or approved paper, on short
time, together with ail the tools and implements be
longing to the said Tan 5 ard. There is also an ex
cellent well of water and an extra Bark Mill on the
Persons wishing to obtain this property cheap,
would do well to make immediate application to
or to A. Levison, Esq., in Columbus, Ga.
Columbu-, Aug. 29,1833. 30 13t
YCNGE St EILIjIS
CONTINUE to receive and offer for sale all kinds
of Staple and fancy Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes,
Hats. Saddlery, Hardware, fee. together with a good
supply of Groceries,all of which will be sold on the most
favorable terms .
Feb. Ist. 1838. ________ 52y
DR. EDWARD DEiLON^
Office on Broad Street, nearly opposite the
Post Office, April 12. IB3S. lOtf
From the Knickerbocker.
Solemn, yet beautiful to view,
Month’of my heart! thou dawnest here,
With sad and faded leaves to stre.v
The summer’s melancholy bier.
The moaning of thv w inds I hear,
As the red sunset dies afar,
And bars of purple clouds appear,
Obscuring every western star.
Thou solemn month ! I hear thy voice—
It tells my soul of other days,
When but to live was to rejoice—
When earth was lovely to my gaze!
Oh, visions bright—oh, blessed hours.
Where are their living raptures now?
I ask my spirit’s wearied powers—
I ask my pale and fevered brow !
I look to nature, and behold
My life’s dun emblems rustling round,
In hues of crimson and of gold—
The year’s dead honors on the ground ;
And sighing with the winds I feel,
While ttieir loiv pinions murmur by,
How much their sweeping tones reveal
Os afe and human destiny.
When spring’s delightsome moments shone,
They came in zephyrs from the west—
They bore the wood lark’s melting tone,
They stirred the blue lakes glassy breast;
Through summer, fainring in the heat,
They lingered in the forest shade ;
But chang’d and strengthen'd now, they beat
In storm, o’er mountain, glen and glade.
How like those transports of the breast
When life is fresh and joy is new—
Soft as the halcyon’s downy nest,
And transient all as they are true !
They s:ir the leaves in that bright wreathe,
Which Hope about her forehead twines,
Till Grief’s hot sighs around it breathe—
Then Pleasure’s lip its smiie resigns.
Alas, for time, and death, and care—
What gloom about our way they fling ?
Like clouds in autumn’s gusty air,
The burial pageant of the spring.
The dreams that each sue ‘essive year
Seem bathed in hues of brighter pride,
At last like withered leaves appear,
And sleep in darkness side by side.
Philadelphia. W. G. C.
DEATH AMONG THE TREES.
BY L. SI. SIGOURNEY.
Death walketh in the forest. The tall pines
Do woo the lightning flash—through their veins
The fire cup darting, leaves their blacken’d trunks
A tablet, where ambition’s sons inay read
Their destiny. The oak that centuries spar’d,
Grows grey at last, and like some time-scath’d man,
Stretching out palsied arms, doth feebly cope
With the destroyer, while its gnarled roots
B’ tray their trust. The towering elm turns pale,
And faintly strews the sere and yellow leaf,
While from its dead arms falls the wedded vine.
The sycalnore uplifts a beacon brow,
Denuded of its honors—while the blast
That sways the wither’d willow, rudely asks
For its lost grace, and for its tissued leaf
Os silvery hue.
I know that blight, might check
The sapling, ere kind nature’s hand could weave
Its first spring coronal, and that the worm,
Coiling itself amid our garden plants,
Did make their unborn buds its sepulchre.
And well I knew, how wild and wrecking winds
May take the forest monarchs by the crown,
And lay them with the lowliest vassal herb ;
And thai the axe, with its sharp ministry,
Might, in one hour, such revolution work,
That all earth’s boasled power could never hope
To reinstate. And I had seen the flame
Go crackling up, amid yon verdant boughs,
And with a tyrant’s inso'ence dissolve
Their interlacing—and I felt that man,
For sorded gain, would make the forest’s pomp,
Its heaven rear’d arch and living tracery,
A funeral pyre. But yet T did not deem
That pale disease amid those shades would steal
As to a sickly maidvn’s cheek, and waste
‘1 he plentitude of those majestic ranks,
Which, in thetr peerage and nobility,
Unrivall’d and unchronicled, had reign’d.
And then I said, if in this world of knells,
And open graves, there Ungereth one whose dream
Is of aught permanent below the skies,
Even let him come, and muse among the trees,
For they shall be his teachers—he shall bow
To their meek lessons bis forgetful ear,
And by the whispering of their faded leaves,
Soften, to his sad heart, the thought of death.
ODE TO MURAT.— by bvron.
And thou, too, o ‘ the snow-white plume !
Whose realm refused thee e’en a tomb ;
Better hadst thou still been leading
France o’er hosts of hirelings bleeding,
Than sold thyself to death and shame
For a meanly royal name ;
Such as he of Naples wears,
Who thy blood-bought title bears.
Little didst thou deem when dashing
On thy war horse through the ranks,
Like a stream which burst its banks,
While helmets ele't, and sabres clashing,
Shone and shiver’d fast around thee—
Os the fate at last which found thee ;
Was that haughty plume laid low
By a slave’s dishonest blow ?
Once, as the moon sways o’er the tide,
It roll’d in air, the warrior’s guide ;
Through the smoke-created night
Os the black and sulphurous fight,
The soldier raised his seeking eye
To catch that crest’s ascendancy —
And, as it onward rolling rose,
So moved his heart upon our toes.
There, where death’s brief pang was quickest,
And the. battle’s wreck lay thickest,
Strew’d beneath the advancing banner
Os the eagle’s burning crest —
(There with thunder clouds to fan her,)
Who could then her wing arrest—
Victory beaming from her breast ?
While the broken line enlarging
Fell, or fled along the plain ;
There be sure was Murat charging !
There he ne’er shall charge again!
From the United States Gazette.
RICHARD HURDIS, OR THE AVENGER
A TALE OF ALABAMA.
A fine, masculine novel, by some unknown
hand, said to be a person of considerable
eminence, whose name, if disclosed, would
alone give extensive circulation to the work.
But his name is withheld from personal con
siderations. The story is one of crime and
bloodshed, founded on facts not very remote,
and disclosing appalling scenes of iniquity in
our own country. The author lias displayed
unusual ability for narrative and characteri
zation. The story is a simple one, aud the
narrator goes straight forward to the conclu
sion, without suffering the reader’s interest to
flag from beginning to end.
In order to give our readers a just concep
tion of the writer’s powers in description and
character, we will select a chapter. To com
prehend it fully, the reader must undersland
that Ben Pickett has been hired by John
Hurdis to shoot his brother, Richard Hurdis,
the narrator. He has lain in ambush, and
shot William Carrington, Richard’s travel
ling companion, by mistake, and returned to
his employer, without discovering the error,
to claim his reward. The scene between
them will bear comparison with Shakspeare’s
between Unhurt and King John, in similar
‘ The murderer jf William lay close in the
thicket after he had done the deed. The
murderer was Ben Pickett, and, as the reader
may have divined already, his victim had
perished through mistake. The fatal cause
of this was in his employment of my horse —
a circumstance iorced upon him by the ne
cessities of his flight. Pickett knew the horse
and looked no farther. It was a long shot,
from a rising ground above, where the um
brage was thick and at such a distance that
features were not clearly distinguishable.—
The dress of William unfortunately helped
the delusion. It was almost entirely like
mine. We had been so completely associ
ated together for years, that our habits and
tastes in many respecls had become assimi
lated. The murderer, having satisfied him
self—which be did at a glance—that ihe
horse was mine, it was the'prompt conclu
sion of bis mind, that I was the rider. Crime
is seldom deliberate—the mere act I mean—
the determination may be deliberately enough
made, but the blow is most usually given
in haste, as if the criminal dreaded that he
might shrink from an act already resolved
upon. Pickett did not trust himself to look a
second timo before pulling trigger. Had he
suflfereikthe rider to advance ten paces more,
he would have withdrawn the sight. The
courage of man is never certain but when
he is doing what he believes to be right.—
The wrong doer may be desperate and furi
ous, but he has no composed bearing. Pick
ett was of this sort. He shot almost instantly
after seeing the horse. He was about to come
forward when he saw the rider tumble ; but
the sudden approach of the pursuers, whose
forms had been concealed by the narrow and
enclosed * blind’ through which they passed,
compelled him to resume his position and re
main quiet. He saw them take charge of
the body, but had little idea that their aim,
like his own, had been vulturous. He saw
them busy about the prey which his blow bad
struck down, but concluded that they were
friends seeking to succor and to save. Under
any circumstances, his hope of plunder was
now cut off, and lie silently withdrew into
the forest where his horse had been hidden,
and hurriedly remounting commenced his re
turn to Marengo. But an eye was upon him
that never lost sight of him. The keen hunt
er that Matthew Webber had set upon bis
path had found his track, and pursued it
with the unerring scent of the blood bound.
More than once the pursuer could have shot
down the fugitive with a weapon as little
anticipated, and as unerring as that which
he himself had employed ; but he had no
purpose of this sort in view. He silently fol
lowed on—keeping close watch upon every
movement, yet never suffered himself to be
seen. When the murderer paused by the
wav side, he halted also ; when he sped to
wards, he too relaxed his reins; and he drew
them up finally only when he beheld the for
mer, with an audacity which he never show
ed while I dwelt in Marengo, present him
self at ihe entrance of my father’s plantation
and requested to see my brother. The pur
suer paused also at this moment, and enter
ing a little but dense wood, on one side of
the road, quietly dismounted from his horse,
which he fastened in the deepest thicket, and,
under cover of the under brush, crept for
ward, as nearly as he could, to the place
where Pickett waited, without incurring any
risk of detection.
It was not long before John Hurdis came
to the gate, and his coward soul made its ap
pearance in his face the moment that he
saw his confederate. His lips grew livid and
quivered—his cheeks were whiter than his
shirt, and his voice so feeble, when he at
tempted to speak, that lie could only arlicu
late at all by uttering himself with vehemency
‘ Ah, Pickett, that you?—well! what?’
The murderer bad not alighted from his
horse, and he now simply bent forward to
the other as he half whispered,
‘ It’s all fixed, Squire—the nail’s clinched.
You can take the road now when you please,
and find nothing to trip you.’
4 Ha ! but you do not mean it, Ben ? It is
not as you say? You have not done it?
Are you sure ? Did you see ?’
c It’s done, I tell you, as sure as a gun.’
‘ He’s dead, then ?’ said John Hurdis in a
husky whisper. ‘ Richard Hurdis is dead,
you say?’ and he tottered forward to the
rider with a countenance in which fear and
eagerness were so mlngied as to piodui:e an
unquiet shrinking even in the bosom of his
‘l’ve said it, Squire, and I’ll say it again
to please you. I had dead aim on his but
ton—just here, (he laid his hand on his
breast,) and I saw him tumble and come
down all in a heap, like a bag of feathers.
There’s no doctor can do him good now, I
tell you. He’s laid up so that they won’t
take him down again—nobody. You can go
to sleep now when you please.’
The greatest felon of the two shrank back
as he heard these words, and even covered
his face with his hands. He seemed scarce
able to stand and leaned against the post of
the gate for his support. A sudden shiver
ing came over him, and when that passed
off, he laughed brokenly as if with a slight
convulsion, and the corners of his mouth
twiched until the tears started in his eyes.
To what particular feeling, whether of re
morse or satisfaction, he owed these emo
tions, it would be difficult for me to say, as it
was certainly impossible for his comrade to
conceive. Pickett looked on with wonder
ing, and was half inclined to doubt whether
his proprietor was not out of his wits. But a
few moments re-assured him as John Hur
dis again came forward. His tones were
most composed, and though still unsubdued,
when he addressed him, and, perhaps, some
thing more of human apprehension dwelt
upon his countenance.
‘ You have told me, Ben Pickett, but I am
not certain. Richard Hurdis was a strong
man—he wouldn’t die easily. He xvouid
fight—he would strike to the last. How
could you stand against him? Why, Ben,
he would crush you with a blow of his fist.
He was monstrous strong !’
‘ Why, Squire, what are you talking
about? Dick Hurdis was strong, I know,
and stout hearted. He would hold on til!
his teeth met, for there was no scare in him.
But that’s nothing to the matter now, for
you see there was no fighting at all. The
rifle did the business—long shot and steady
aim—so, you see, all his strength went for
‘ But how could he let you trap him, Ben
Pickett ? Richard was suspicious and always
on the watch. He wouldn’t fall easily into
trap. There must be some mistake, Ben—
some mistake. You’re only joking with me,
Ben—you have not found him? he was too
much ahead of you, and got off—well—it’s
just as well you let him go —I don’t care, in
deed, I am almost glad you didn’t reach him.
He’s in the ‘ Nation,’ I suppose, by this time.’
‘ But I did reach him, ’Squire, replied the
other, not knowing how to account for the
purposeless tenor of John Hurdis’ speech,
and wondering much at the unlooked for re
lenting of purpose which it implied. There
was something in this last sentence which
annoyed Pickett as much as it surprized him.
It seemed to imply that his employer might
not be altogether satisfied with him when he
became persuaded of the truth of what he
said. He hastened therefore to reiterate his
‘ He’ll never get nearer to the ‘ Nation’
than he is now. I tel! you, ’Squire, I come
upon him on a by-road leading out from Tus
caloosa, that run along among a range of
hills where I kept. There was a double hill
close by, and the road run through it—it was
a dark road. I tracked him and Bill Car
rington twice over the ground. They had
business farther down with a man named
Webber, and they stopt all night with a Col.
Grafton. I got. from one of his negroes all
about it. Well, I watched when he was to
! come bark. When I heard them making
! tracks, I put myself in the bush, clear ahead,
j in a place where they could’nt come upon
!me till I was clean out of reach. Soon he
’ came runnings like mad, then I give it him,
and down he came, I tell you, like a miller's
i bag struck all in a heap.’
i ‘But that didn’t kill him? He was only
hurt! You’re not sure, Ben, that he’s dead?
You did nt look at him closely?’
‘ No, dickens, they were too hard upon me
for that- But I saw where I jnust hit him,
and I saw him tumble.’
‘ YVho were upon you?’ demanded Hurdis.
‘ W hv, Bill Carrington, and the man he
went to see, I suppose. I didn’t stop to look,
for, just as I sprawled him out, they came
from the road behind him, and tsaw no more.
l r ou didn t tell me that Bill Carrington was
going with him.’
‘ No, I wasn’t certain. I didn’t know. But
didn t Carrington come after you, when you
shot Richard ?’
4 I reckon he was too much frightened—
he jumped down beside the body, and that
was all I stopped to see. 1 made ofl, and
fetched a compass through the woods that
brought me out with dry feet into another
road. Then I kept on without stopping, and
that’s all I can tell you.’
4 1 was strange Bill Carrington didn’t take
after you; he’s not a man to be frightened
4 He di h t though.’
4 But you’re not sure, Ben, after all. Per
haps you've only hurt him? You have not
killed him, I think! It’s a hard thing to shoot
certain at a great distance; you were far off,
4 A hundred yards or so, and that’s nothing,
being down hill, too.’
4 Richard was a tough fellow’. 5
‘Tough or not, I tell you, ’Squire, lie’ll
never trouble you again. It’s all over with
him. They’ve got him under ground before
this time. I know by the sort of fall he gave
that he had’nt any life left; he didn’t know
what hurt him.’
John Hurdis seemed convinced at last.
4 And yet to think, Ben, that a man so
strong as Richard should die so sudden. It
was only four days ago that he had his hand
on my throat; he had me down upon the
ground ; he shook me like a feather; and he
spoke with a voice that w r ei>t through me.
I was like an infant in his hands; I felt that
he could have torn me in tw ? o. And now,
you say, he cannot lift an arm to help himself.’
4 No, not to wave a buzzard from his car
rion !’ was the reply.
The arm of John Hurdis fell on the neck
of Pickett’s horse at these words, and his eyes
with a vacant stare w r ere fixed upon the rider.
After a brief pause, he thus proceeded in a
muttered soliloquy, rather than an address to
‘lf Richard would have gone off quietly,
and let me alone; if—but what’s the use to
talk about that now ? He paused, but again
began in similar tones and a like spirit. ‘He
was too rash—too tyrannical. Flesh and
blood could not bear with him, Ben. He
would have mastered all around him if he
could—trampled upon all—suffered no life to
any—spared no feelings. He w r as cruel—
cruel Jo you, and to me, and to alt; and then
to drag me from mv horse and take me —his
oxvn brother—by the throat! But it’s all
over now. He has paid for it, Ben; I wish
he hadn’t done it, though—for then—but no
matter —this talk’s all very useless now.’
Here he recovered himself, and in more
direct and calmer language, thus continued,
while giving his agent a part of the money
which he had promised him.
4 Go now, Pickett, to your own home. Let
us not be seen together much. Take this
money , ‘iisn't ait I mean lo give you. Til
bring you more.’
The willing fellow pocketed the price of
blood, and made his acknowledgments.—
Thanks too, were given by the murderer, as
if the balance of credit lav with him who
paid in money for the life of his fellow-crea
4 1 will come to you to-night,’ continued
Hurdis: I would hear all of this business. I
would know more. Stay! What is that?
Someone comes ! Hear you nothing, Ben ?’
Guilt had made my wretched brother
doubly a coward. The big sweat came out
and stood upon his forehead, and his eyes
wore the irresolute expression of one about to
fly. The composure with which his com
panion looked around, half re-assured him.
4 No—there’s nobody,’ said the other, 4 a
•squirrel jumped in the wood,'perhaps.’
4 Well, I’ll come to-night, Ben—l’ll meet
you at the Willows.’
4 Won’; you come to the house, Squire?’
4 No !’ was the abrupt reply. The speaker
recollected his late interview with the stern
wife of his colleague, and had no desire to
encounter her again. No, Ben, I’ll be at the
4 What time, ’Squire?’
4 1 can’t say, now—but you’ll hear my sig
nal. Three hoots and a long bark.’
4 Very good ; I’ll be sure.’
John Hurdis remained at the gate a long
time after Pickett rode away. He watched
his retreating form while it continued in
sight, then seated himself on the ground
where he had been standing; and uncon
sciously, with a little stick, began to draw
characters in the sand. To the labors of his
fingers his mind seemed to he utterly heed
less, until aroused to a sense of what he was
doing and where he sat, by the approach of
some of the field negroes returning Irorn the
labors of the day. He started to his feet as
he heard their voices, but how did his guilty
heart tremble, when his eye took in the letters
that he had unwittingly traced upon the sand.
The word 4 murderer’ was distinctly written
in large characters before his eyes. With a
desperate but trembling baste, as if he dread
ed lest other eyes should behold it too, he
dashed his feet over the letters, nor stayed his
efforts even when they were completely obli
terated. Fool that he was; of what avail
was all his toil? He might erase the guilty
letters from the sand, but they were written
upon his soul in characters that no hand
could reach, and no labors obliterate. The
fiend .was there in full possession, and his tor
tures were only now begun.’
There are other scenes in the novel not
inferior to this. It is needless to say that the
writer is a first rate hand.
filr. Bennett's account of the Coronation. —I
cannot describe at length, in the compass of a
single letter, all the curious ceremonies. It
was a strange mixture of religious, theatrical,
beautiful, and disorderly proceedings. There
were prayers at one moment—and clapping
of hands at the next —now a holy sermon,
and tiien a noisy hurrah —now a reverend
kneeling at the altar, and then a kissing the
hand of a fair girl. How I did want to kiss
her too, and I asked my guardian angel, who
was basking his purple wings in a flood of
sunlight pouring through the gothic window,
whether he could not transport me for a mo
ment to the foot of the throne. 4 Have you
forgotten that you are a loco-foco and a de
mocrat?’ said he, shaking his head, where
with lie shook fragrance from it that filled
the whole gallery, and revived a fat old lady
in pearls that sat near me.
Baron Hume is dead, aged 82. Hisgreat
work on the criminal jurisprudence of Scotland
leaves him an imperishable fame. He was j
nephew of the great Hume!
Love and Marriage. —A case was recently
tried in Rutland, Vermont, in which a Miss
Munson recovered $1425 of a Mr. Hastings,
for a breach of marriage contract. The cu
riosity of the thing is, that the Vermont judge
charged the jury ‘ that no explicit promise
was necessary to bind the parties to a mar
riage contract, but that long continued atten
tions, or intimacy with a female, was as good
evidence of intended matrimony as a special
contract. 5 The principle of the case un
doubtedly is, that it'Hastings did not promise,
he ought to have done it! and so the law holds
him responsible for the non-performance of
his duty. A most excellent decision : a most
righteous judge: compared with whom
Daniel would appear but a common squire.
We have no idea of a young fe'low dangling
about a woman for a year or two without
being able to screw bis courage up to the
sticking point, and then going off leaving his
sweet heart half courted ; we hate this ever
lasting nibble, and never a bite: this beating
of the bush and never starting the game: this
standing to the rack without touching the
corn : it is the crying sin of the age. There
is not one girl in twenty can tell whether she
is courted or not.
No wonder that when Betty Simper’s
cousin asked her if Billy Doubtful was court
ing her, answered, ‘1 don’t know ’xaclly;
he’s sorter courtin’ and sorter not courtin. 5
We have no doubt that Hastings is one of
those ‘ sorter not’ fellows, and most heartily
do we rejoice that the judge brought him up
standing with a $1425 verdict. The judge
says ‘ that long continued attentions, 5 or ‘ in
timacy,’ is just as good as a regular promise.
Now we do not know what would pass for
‘ intimacy, 5 according to the laws of Ver
mont; but supposing ‘attentions’ to consist
in visiting a girl twice a week! and estimate
the time wasted bv Miss Munson, at each
visit, to be worth a dollar, which is dog cheap,
Mr. Hasting has been making a fool of him
self fourteen years and some odd weeks. —
This decision makes anew era in the law of
love, and we doubt not will tend to the pro
motion of matrimony and sound morality.—
Yankee Shrewdness.—Coming it over the
fifteen gallon law. —We understand that pre
vious to the Division Muster at Dedham, yes
terday, a shrewd one hit upon the following
novel expedient to evade the license law. Ho
made application to the Selectmen for a li
cense to exhibit a striped pig during the pa
rade day, which was granted. He according
ly procured a p : g, and with a brush painted
some stripes on his back, and yesterday morn
ing he had a lent,erected on the field, with
due notice on the exterior, that a striped pig
was to he seen within; price of admission six
and a quarter cents. The rate being so low,
numerous visitors were induced to call upon
his swinish majesty, and every one on coming
out, appeared highly gratified with the kind
and courteous reception he met with from the
keeper of the remarkable pig, for each comer
was treated to a glass of brandy and water or
gin, or whatever liqour ho might prefer,
with out any extra charge. Some were so
well pleased that they were induced to lake
a second look at the animal, and were as
kindly and liberally treated as at their first
visit. At the last accounts the exhibitor was
driving a brisk business, and was likely to
make a profitable day’s job in exhibiting his
< striped pig.’— Boston Gaz.
A good Appetite, or a Crammer. —ln the
frozen regions of the North, toe appetite for
food and the power of digestion are common
ly excessive. Captain Cochran, in his ac
count of a journey through Russia and Sibe
rian Tartary, gives some remarkable illustra
tions of this” fact. Admiral Saritahef slates,
that a Yakuti informed him, ‘ One of their
men was accustomed to consume when at
home, in the space of a day, or 24 hours, the
hind quarter of a large ox, twenty pounds of
fat, and a proportionate quantity of melted
butter for his drink. The appearance of the
man not justifying the assertion, the Admiral
had a mind to “try his gormandizing powers,
nd for this purpose be bad a thick porridge
of rice boiled down with three pounds of but
ter, weighing together 28 lbs ; and although
the glutton had already breakfasted, yet did
he sit down to it with the greatest eagerness,
and consumed the whole without stirring from
the spot. 5 Captain Cochran says, 1 I have
frequently seen a Yabut, or a Tongouse, de
vour forty pounds of meat in a da}';’ and ‘ I
have seen three of those gluttons consume a
reindeer at one meal.’ He adds, ‘ 1 myself
have finished a whole fish in a frozen state,
which might have weighed two or three
pounds; and with black biscuit, and a glass
of rye brandy, have defied either nature or
art to prepare a belter meal.
A good ’ un. —A friend of ours, who was at
Old Wells on Monday, to witness the way
they do tilings at their elections down east,
tells the following story. Three sailors had
been from Portland to Kittery, for the pur
pose of voting, and upon iheir return stopped
at Wells. The people were anxious to hear
the news, and crowded about the Jack Tars
in large numbers, asking a multitude of ques
tions, without waiting an answer to any one.
‘ And me honeys,’said one of the sailors, a
‘ raal Paddy, 5 ‘ is it the state of the vote ye’d
be afther having ?’
‘ Yes,’ ejaculated a dozen voices.
‘ The raal facts? 5
‘ Yes. 5
‘ Will thin,’ said Pat, ‘you shall have the
raal facts, an by St. Patrick you shall. In
ould Yark you could jist diskiver the end o’
Kent’s coattail; but in Kattery, the de’il a
bit of ’im could you see ! The Whig crater
was gone intirely. s — Portsmouth JS'ews.
Explosion under IVater. —This novel and
interesting experiment was tried f, n Saturday
afternoon, at the Castle Garden, under the
direction of that, active and clever body of
men, the committee of the Mechanics’ Insti
tute Fair. It resulted to the entire satisfac
tion and delight of every one who saw if.
A small barrel, containing about fourteen
pounds of powder, was let down in twenty
feet water, irsmej’itely opposite the centre
of the garden. When it blew up it sent a
column of water nearly fifteen feet into the
air. The second experiment was made by
sinking a tin canister containing twelve
pounds of powder. A heavy weight was
attached to it, which tended to embed it
pretty deeply into the mud, so that when it
exploded it sent a column of mud and water
commingled.—JY. Y. Times.
A fine thought. —An obituary in the Ply
mouth (Ms.) Memorial, of a young man, con
tains the following beautiful expression :
‘ lie lingered ‘a prisoner of hope,’ unrepining
amid increasing sufferings, till the kind mes
senger was sent to touch his eyelids with re
pose, and hear him to the crown he had so
Cobbet said with much point, 1 1 cannot
form an idea of a mortal more wretched than
a man of real talent, com;', “e l to curb his
genius, and to submit himself, in the exercise
of that genius, to those whom he knows to
I he far inferior to himself, and whom he must
I despise from the bottom of hi? soul.