The Texian Advocate. (Victoria, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 18, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 4, 1852 Page: 1 of 4
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r JLor.il ernrijo
\ FAMILY GROCERIES,
/" Drutrs, medicines, Paints, Oils, Ac.,
THE subscriborn nro just opening full and
coin ¡iluto naaortuieiim of nriiuicH in ilio
abovo linos, which they will Bell low for caali,
ua tlioir inotio in, u quick penny in botlor than
it slow shilling. Tlicy invito their friend to
givo tlieni ti cull.
BENNETT & SANFOttD.
IIullcttMvillo, May 15, 1852—2-tf '
OTioleaale aun ttrtafl
^ DEALKlt IN
t)fj<tjiodt, Clothing, Gr.oeeriei, Hardware and
IMIBLISIIKO WEEKLY BV JOHN O. LOGAN AND THOMAS STERNE, AT WII El? DOLLARS PER ANNUM, IN VARIABLY IN ADVANCE.
viS^RlXrimAS? SrTURIUyTsE^ífeMBÉR ^ l
. nvt, n
Ht oj i:
L. Q. DAVIS,
(Shop over the Store of Johnson &. Co.)
AU1UAGE repairing in ull its bruiiulius
done with neatness tintl despatch. A lib-
eral price will be paid lor old carriages when
the irons tiro good, in exchange lor now ones.
An assortment of new carriages constantly
Carriages of overy description ordered from
the Northern Manufactories—Hpoeimuna of
which in (i y be seen at his room.
f. 11.—Furniture repai'od, aud Coflius made
to order with promptness and despatch.
Victoria, June 24, 185¿—8-tf
LIIU &■<—*-* j
rt, Juüacco nnd
PM111E undersigned having just built n
now mul substantial wharf, is in every
rospoet prepared to receive and forward goods,
on d slftp produce to tho Northern cities or Now
Oilcans. A l!(>. FROM.ME.
lndianoia, January 1, 1852—:30—tf
WHOLESALE OKA I.Kit IN MKJtCUAN-
WOULD respectfully call the attention of the
public, to his stock of Goods ill iliis place.
Tho prices nre us low as any establishment in
the country, and thostoclt is large aud well as-
l>ry-tJ.ioJr", Clothing, Hardware, Crockery
Ware, nntl Cliinn; Hunts nlid Shoes,
Cutlery, Blacksmith's Tools,
Western Produce, &e. & <■.
Which will lie sold low for cash, or the produce
of tliu country.
lndianoia, Jan. I, 185-2. 35-
CLA Kit L OWEN A CO.,
DRY-GOODS, HARDWARE AND CUT-
I.ERY. GROCERIES, QUEENS
AND GLASSWARE, SAD-
DLERY, HATS, HOOTS,
SHOES, &c. ifce.
(V^jp Cash advances made on eonsjjiiiincnts
« I (.'niton and oilier produce to our Iricuds ill
New-York and New-Orleans.
Te.tniia, 8th Dec. 1851. 33
[> |>. s|<An il has removed his (¡unsiuith
...I shop lo the premises formerly oeetipied_ by
Mr. Peter Schiller, opposite Dr. \V ebb's .ill'iec,
where lie Is prepared lo make I U118 and i'lslols
to order, and lo ex emite all kinds ol n |>iiirinj.'
with promptness and despatch, aud upon terms
entirely re.'isoniinle (.iveh.iu a call.
Victoria, May'.'II, l03i-3-tf.
I>K. S. tJOOOWIN
J AS removed in tl.u ¡.rick hotter formerly
J..J. occupied by Mr. J. H. OitAV, a tew doors
liorrli of the "Oiobe House. 1
Kill. I, I ¡1511.—40-tí
DR. J. L. M'KENNEY,
\\r 1 I.I. com i ii ue tho Priieticc of Medicine,
\V mid its collateral branches, in the town ol
(ioliad, and iis vicinity. His charges will eon-
tortn tli o rutea eatubliuluil 1>) iho Physic mum
Goliad, March 0, |8.V>—1.1-ly
* D!C. A. SI. ÍBAR3IAN,
n \ Vl.N'i; located himself permanently at M r.
Ja's II. II ii ¡¡lies' plantation on til" Sao An-
tonio I!iV. r, In llelogoi county, lendets bis ser-
vices iu the dill, rem brandies of hi* prokssiun,
to the citizens oil the I'.asl.'tlid West sideot the
liivcri also to the cii /.ens ol I,ulnar, I opano.
Mission of He I'll oi o, and lilnck I'eint. lie will
be found ai his oilier at all honra, except when
i.rofessiouolly eng loeil. ^
Refugio county, Feb'y I". I">• '-— >•> 1 *'
mi'NDKRS bis professional services to the
L ciM/.ens geiieinllv. Ollice in til" Iranio
I uilding ono door south ol Dr. Webb's resi-
GEO. N. WILLIAMSON,
Attorney nml ('ouiisrllor nt I. w,
I'KTEIMnrUtf. l.AVACA Col'M'V, 1 KXAS,
Will practico in ill" several rourlsol the lOlli
Judicial District. He will iitlond punctually
to nil luiMticsa couniuttcd lo his enro.
JOHN F. McKEWNEY,
attorney nntl i'onn*oll«r nt
'(¡OIAA D, TEXAS.
w, a. win ii, J> T- " A itcol'itT.
WEBB &. IIARCOURT,
Attuhniks ami Coi'N8iii,i.ons at Law,
R, E. Williams,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, CLINTON,
DkWitt Coi ntv, Tiixas.
d7¡ JAMES W. ALLEN,
«ít__ovne at a«ui,
Wrn* 11, Victoria, Texas,
«**y[I,L practico his profoHsion in the conn
jj tics composing tho tonth Jutliciul l)i«*
\ ■ ttrict.
< ' WM Hj;ss JONES,
ATTORNEY lit LAW, and MIT.IHV Pl'BlIC,
A. 8. Ct-NMNtillAM. r.V.O. M. ItKin.
CUNNINGHAM &, REID,
,>I TTORXKYS .4 7' LA W,
Will practice together in the countios of I>e
•v'i#tl, Gonzales and La Vaca. Nov. 22 -31
. A« 2M«Y.
ELUTER, of Goliad, respoctfully informs
, tho public, that lie is now prepared to at-
tend to tho collection of claims of all duscrip-
tions against tho United Stales, and particular-
ly of claims for Bounty Land, Uuuk Puy, and
Extra Pay. Helias scoured the services of a
competent agent residing in Washington City.
Ho will also pay tho highest cnsli price for
UoiinlV Land Warrants.
Goliad. July 20, 1852.— I J-tf
J NO. II. STEWART,
Allorm-y ut tiiw, Vicloriu, Texas.
iKrOllico upstairs in tho court house.
.funo 23tl, 1852.—tl-lf
Dll. J. I30NNEY has removed his ofTico to
the north room iu tho Texas House, where
ho con always be found, unless professionally
Victoria, June 24, 1852
UK. A. J. 1SKOWN.
OFFERS his professional services to the cit-
izens of Victoria uud tho surrounding
Ollice one door below the store formerly oc-
cupied bv Peter Scheiiier.
Victoria, .Inns II, 1852.
CHARLES J. MITCHELL,
Attorney at Law,
WILEY T. ROGERS,
Attoknhy at Law, Hali.ktthvili.f., La-
\ ac A cot.-.n'tv, TliXAS!
Will practice iu Lavaca and udjoiuiiigcounties
¡I i-l y
TI ICS II.S'rillHLIN07
Alturni'j- mid Counsellor nt Linv,
Son Anlonio. Texan.
Will attend promptly to ull business entrust-
ed to his cure,
RICHARD M. SHI.NN,
ATTUltNUV AM) fOUNSI'.I.I.Utt AT I,AW,
l.ocl.ltarl, Caldwell omití/, Term.
~ W. R. LEÍOIÍi
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Seguin, Texas.
.Tud^t) .1. A. PuHclml, San Antonio.
W. II. (tor<lon, Austin; Ttxna;
R. M. Koilica, Lnvaca, do
John Henry Drown, liulitinola. 40
r. \V, l.A'.YKVN K. Ilfiifl .NKW0N.
i,a irn i:xci: k xrjssox
general land agents,
Will attend punctually to nil business relative
to land—also, to the collection of claimsagliinsi
the Government of Texas and against indivi-
duals. Austin, Fob'y, IÜ52—<19-tf.
MRS. N. DKKN luis ihe pleasure, nf Inform*
ing her Iri. iids nnd the public generally,
that she has taken the above named Hotel ill
ilio town ol Victoria, where she is now prepar-
ed to entertain nil who mny favor her with their
custom. The building linn iiiulergono thorough
repairs, and bus been much improved. Her Ta-
ble will nt all times be supplied with the best
the market nllbrds, and will lie served up by
good cooks anil attentive servants. She assures
the public that she intends to make her Hotel,
worthy of patronage, nnil will do all in her pow-
er to supply the wants and add to tho comforts
of those who mny favor her with their custom.
Hoarders tnki n by tho day, week or month.
Terms moderate. •
Victoria, June I, 1852—5 tf
rjlHE undersigned, having leased the
nliuvG property heretofore so favora-
bly known, and having given it a thorough ren-
ovating throughout, besides re-papering, paint-
ing nnd furn shing with entire new furniture,
is now rotidv to accommodate those who may
favor him with n call. Ho nlso pledges himself
to aparo no paius or expenses whatever to make
those culling on him as comfortable as at any
other Hotel in Western Toxns. Families or
oilier persons visiting lndianoia, will find the
rooms at the Planter's House comfortable, and
tho table supplied with as good eating as the
iniukei nnd the country will ufl'ord. Hut tis it is
much easier to uiiike promises than to redeem
thein, please call nnd examino for yourselves.
WM. M. VARNELL.
lndianoia, June 17, 1852—7-3m
-The partnership heretofore exit-
ing between A. r
ing between A.B. Cunningham and S. A
Wliito, is this day dissolved by mutual consent.
Victoria, Nov. 22, I8M)—31
WILLIAM S. GLASS,
Attorney at Law,
(ico. W. Fuscliitl & I. A. Pmm IihL
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law.
Geo. W. Paschal will rosido permanently at
AusUti. and I. A. Paschal at San Antonio.
One of thom will regularly attend the Supreme
Court, at Austin, and the L'nitod States District
Court nt Galveston.
All business entMistrd to thoir tare tn Wes-
tern Toxss will receive prompt attention. Theji
rinn may be sddicetecl at ri'licr pluqo.
The subscriber rospectfully
announces to the public, that
ho hns inndn nrrailgoineuts to
carry on at his old and well
known stiind in Victoria the
¿f Jilacksmitldng Business,
in nil their various branches,
and hopes by strict attention
l.> bis business to receive a bliaro of the public
Horse slioing done with neatness and despatch.
N. 11. All kinds of Repairing dono nt the
shortest notice, aud upon tho nuist rensonnbio 1
terms. ALEX. LOWE.
He would nlso notify nil persons indebted to
him lo come forward nnd make pnvment, as ho
is unublo to (Xtend anv further indulgence.
Virtorin.Jan.li 1852. 35-ly
The subscriber has lust received
from New-York a (oigo assort-
ment of Saddler, Sido Saddles,
Spanish Saddles, Hridles, Mar
The Oltl Oaken Rucltct.
This beautiful nnd popular song or bul*
Ind i« «aid to have had its origin under tho
following circumstunees which givo it nd-
Some years ngo when Wuudworth, the
printer, and several other ' old Now York-
ers," were brother typos in n printing of-
fice which wns situated at the coruer of
Chestnut and Chambers street, there were
very few plnces in Ihe city of New York
where one could enjoy tho luxury of a real-
ly good drink. Among the low plnces most
worthy of patronage, was an establishment
kept by Mullory, on Franklin street, on or
about the same spot where St. John's Hall
recently stood. • «Woodworth,- in cuiupuuy
with several particular friends, had dropped
in at this place one afternoon, lor (he pur-
pose of taking some brandy and water,
which Mallory was famous for keeping.
The liipior was super-excellent, nnd
Wood worth seemed inspired 1iy it; for, af-
ter taking n draught, hu laid his ¿lass upon
a table, (remember, render, if you pienso,
that in these rare old times, a man seldom
met a friend without asking him to imbibe,)
and smacking his lips, declared that Mullo-
ry's cau dc vie was superior to any ho ever
tasted. '"No," said M., "you nre quite mis-
taken; there was ono thing which, in both
of our estiinntions, far surpassed this in the
way of drinking." "What was that?" ask-
ed Wood worth dubiously. "The draught
of pure, fresh spring water flint wo used to
drink from the old oaken bucket that hung
,iti the woll, after our return from the labore
of the field on a sulfry day in summer."
The tear-drop glistened for n moment in
Woodworth'seye, "True! true!" ho replied,
and soon after quitted tho place. Ho ro-
lurnod to the office, grasped the pon, and
iu half an hour, "The Old Oaken Bucket,"
one of the most delightful compositions in
our language, wns ready in manuscript, to
bo cmtmlmcd iu the memories of futuro ge-
llow dear to this lioart uro tho scenes of my
When fond recollection presents thom to
Tli • orchard, tho mcdow, the docp-tanglod wild
And ovory loved spot which my infancy k now:
Tho wide-sprciiding pond, and the mill that
stood by it,
Tho bridge ar.d the rock where tho cataract
The cot ol my father, uud tho dairy-houso near
And o'on the rude Huck.et that hung in tho
Tho old oaken bucket, the iron-bound buckot,
Tho moss-covered buckot that hung in tho
The moss-covered vessel I bail as a tronsiro,
For often at noon when returned from tho
1 found it the source of an exquisito pleasure,
The purest nnd sweetest thot nature can yield,
llow nrdent I soiitod it with linnds that were
And quick to tho white-pebbled bottom it
Then soon with the emblem of truth ovorflow-
Aud dtipping with cocinéis, it rose from the
The old oaken bucket, ilio iron-bound bucket,
The moss-covered buckot, arose from tho well.
How sweet from the groen mossy brim to ro-
As poised on the curb it inclined to my lips!
Not a full blushing goblet could tempt mo to
Though filled with tho nectar tho fabled God
A nd now, I'ar removed from tho loved situation,
The tear of regret will intrusively swell,
As fancy rovert's to my father's plantation,
And sighs for tho bucket that hangs in tho
The old onkon bucket, the iron-bound bucket,
Tho moss-covered bucket, which hangs in
gitf.at mux Ciiimikhn.—Some parents,
particularly fond of naming their children
after great men, ransack histories to ehris-
fon embryo heroes in swaddling clothes.—
Mnrk Anthony nnd Oetavios Cicsar often
quarrel over a shingle-bont in i gutter in
modern times, with as hearty a good will ns
did their distinguished originals about Ilio
ownership of tho Roman Empire nt Aetium.
A doting mol her in n western city has
threo boys, whom sho has named Henry
Clay, Daniel Webster and Thomas Corwin,
nnd always takes especial caro to givo
them tho lull benefit of the illustrious titles.
Being nearly of tho same ngo aud constant
companions, it is entertaining to hour her
nddress them. They were all three plnv-
ing upon tho pavement under the window
tint long since, when sho sang out to them
in this wise: "Now, Daniel Webster, il
you lake thnt brenrl nnd inolnsses from Hen-
ry Clay, I'll let Thomns Corwin stick that
fork into your eyes. Why, Henry Clay,
you nro nn ungruloful little wretch, to fill
Thomns Cur win's enrs with the sand; nnd
thnt new pair of pnntnloons 1 bought for
Daniel Webster, he hns torn to pieces, rid-
ing n hobby without driving in the nuil.
The Inst henrd of tho distinguished trio,
Thomns Corivin wns endeavoring to per-
suado Henry Clay to eat a gross-hopper,
and both of them doing thoir uftnosl to
force nn india-rubber bnll down D ili'l Web-
ster's throat.—Savannah Republican.
Tom Pay's Sollloy.y,
"Most any feuialo lodger up u s , ^
Occnsiour thought in him wlioloilgcs'undor.''
Don't they though? Not :t deuced thing
have 1 been ablo to do since -thnt little'gip-
scy took Ihe room overhead, about a week
ago! Put, pat, goes those liltb feet over
tho floor, till I am ns nervous as a cut'i a u
china cluset, (and confounded prot'ty' feet
they are, too, for I caught sigh^of''em go-
ing up stairs.) Then 1 can hea''iíbr little
rocking chair creak, ns sha sits ^wing, nnd
sho keops singing "Love netf-love not,"
(just as if a follow could li. lit.) Wish
sho wasn't quito sq pretty ¿C makes me
cousin; with a Wf Ifrif
quite hq pretty
decidedly uncomfortuble^, fflji
has any great jis fj^JV,,
I wns her washerwoman, or the liftlo nig-
ocr who brings her broukfast; wish she'd
faint awny on the stairs, wish tho house
would catch firo to night! lloro I am in
this great burn of n room (ull nlo(io;) chairs
and things set square up ngaiiiii the wall;
no little feminine Jixins round; I shall have
to buy a seeimd-hnnd l/onnct, or a little pair
of gaiter boots to cheat myself into tho de-
lusion thnt there's two of us! Wish thnt
littlo gipscy wasn't us shy ns arnbbit! 1
can't meet her on the stuirs if I die for it.
I've upset my inkstiind a dozen times, hop-
ping up when 1 thought 1 heard her com-
ing. Wonder if she knows, (when sho sits
vegetating there,) that Shnkspenrt, or Sam
Slick, or somebody else says, thai "happi-
ness is born a twin?" cause if she <on't I'm
tho missionary thnt will enlighfei her!—
Wonder if she earns her living, (penr little
soul!) It's timo I had a wife, by Christo-
pher! (Sitting there pricking herpretty
little fingers with that murderous nctdlc!)
If sho wns sewing on my dickens il would
ho worth while now. That's it—by Jivo!
/'// get her to make mc some dickcys—dm't
want em any more than Satan wants Inly
water, but that's neither here nor there.—
I shall insist upon her taking tho monsure
of my throat, (bachelors have a right to oe
fusty. There's u pretty keltic of lisli now;
either she'll have lo stand on a cricket, or
I shall have to gel oil my knees to her!—
Solomon himself couldn't fix anything bet-
ter, deuce take me if I couldn't say tho
right thing then! This lilting dickeys is u
work of time, too! Dickeys isn't to begot
up in a hurry.
llalla! there's the door-bell. There's n
grent big irtink dumped down iu the entry.
"Is Mrs. Lngnro nt home?" M-r-s. Legare!
I like that, now. Have I liccn in love a
whole week with M r-s. Legnre? Never
mind, may bo she's a widow. Trump,
trnmp, up cuines those masculine feet up
stairs—handsome fellow, too! N-e-b-u-c-h-
u*d-n-ezzar! if I ever heard a kiss in my
life, I heard or,e then. 1 won't stnud it!—
It' an invasion of my rigl>t. Pll lisinn
the door, ns I'm a sinner. "My denr hus-
band !" p-h-e-w ! What right haro sea-cap-
tains on shore, I'd like to know ? Confound
it nil! Well, I ulwuys knew women worn't
worth thinking of; a set of deceitful little
monkeys; changeable ns a rainbow, super-
ficial as parrots, as full of tricks us a con-
juror, stubborn as mulos, vain us peacocks,
noisy as magpies, nnd full nf "the old hnr-
ry"all the timo! There's "Dctilah," now;
didn't sho take Ihe 'strength'nut of Samp-
son? and wern't 'Sisera' nnd 'Judith'burn
fiends? and didn't that little minx of an
Ilerotlins dance John the fíapi.isCs head
off? Didn't Surah 'CViw' with Abraham,
till lie packed llagar oil"? Then there was
; well, Ihe least said about her, tho
belter! But didn't Eve, tho foremolher ol
the whole concern, have one talle loo many
with the 'old Serpent?' Of course! she
didn't do nothing else' Glad I never set
niy young affections on any of'em. Where's
my cigar case? How tormented hot this
Few boys arc aware how tlecp nnd lus-
ling ¡tro the impressions which tlioy often
make upon cncli other's minds by a casual
conversation. A dialogue held in a lew
moments, and scarcely thought of nt the
time, is oftentimes written upon the mind in
elm meters that will novcr bo blotted out.
It mny not bo remembered far.months or
years afterwards. The time when, and the
placo where it was hold, may bo forgotten,
and even the naino of the party, ifnd the
occnsiou of the conversation¡ nntl yet tho
impression is revived porhnps, n thousand
times in the course of one's lil'c, atid may en-
Hero are two lads engnged in just (he
kind of dialogue which we have iu mind:
"Well, Ned, you aro welcome to do ns
you please, but I shall go with Mr. June's
boys; and I'll engngo we'll have real fun,"
snid Charles Martin to his brother Edwnrd
ns they stood in their father's burn-yard
one fino morning in spring. j'JUlinrlos, with
lii.s hnnds in his pocket of histrouud about
was leaning against the, fcrifct, nnd Edward
icy stnnd, nnd
Mistri:s8 of IIkartb.—Professor Silli-
mnn, in n speech before the Phi Beta Knp-
pi Society, nt Yale College, remarked lli ,t
wns filling a handle to n ga^d^n hoe.
The manner in wli
use they make of thoir time, seem to loll
us, ns plainly as their word nnd nets, all n-
bout thoir chnrnctcr, nnd about tlm influ-
ence they will bo likely lo have on their
companions. Even tho picture of such n
scene impresses us. Idleness nnd employ-
ment, indolence nnd activity, iisolesmess
nnd usefulness, sloth, thrift, procrastination
propiyInesR, nro in contrast. ■ Wo have
brought this subject to the notice nf our
young friends, nnd have introduced the en-
graving fir the purpose of giving express
ion cfl'ect to what wo think n very important
remark. It is this—EVERY HUMAN
BEING BEGINS TO BE A BLESSING
OR A CURSE TO THE WORLD, AS
SOON AS HE BEGINS TO SAY OR DO
ANYTHING THAT MAY INFLUENCE
tingaks, ¡ "'he best diploma for a woman is a large Is it Irue tint every render of tho Youth's
nago TrimmingtXc'o'which'wi'll behold lo" ¡family of children and an honored ntid | P': ny O.'Zette is a blessing ora curse to
Hs ins a'«o made .arrangements to jocelve happy husband." The professor that with ; lh" worltl ? '* 1 rn"!> (""rt"'-
recular euppUcs of SADDLERY and all other #-« i"-"
articles in hlu line from New-York, ned will bo , regard to the degree nf Mistress of Arts, i Good bvsinkss twlf.s.—-If you wnnt to
ablo to supply tho trade in this portion of V, e«-1 |aic]y conferred by a Western College, the '"D" anything—if you want to sell nny*
tern Tax.r upon accommodating terms,'—. | „„„i(i un m,.„ ,.,;.i1 i tilling—if vou want to henr nnythinp— il
/•-«—Ail Vinrln of work done to order as uaua. , tillo wr.ulu no more ticcomilig Willi a nr , : ,, ... .. ' b
ffc/'An sway" "«"« J1"n®. fa vou want to tell nnvthtng—if vou wnnt to
Ilts storo ia nearly opposite in^ram^s Ho^d.^ . prefixed lo if--for Mistress of Hearts r¡
¡ woman mint
do anything—if you want anything done-
Jildgo Andrews, of Georgia, delivered au
address Inst fall, befure ihe Central Agri-
cultural Society of that Slato. We copy
tin extract, containing some statistics show-
ing tho comparative profits of professiunal,
mercantile and agricultural vocations:
1 huvo given it as my opiuiun, that r.gri-
culture is more remunerative than any oth-
er employment in Ihe country. I believe
there are now inore men of property in
Georgia, who began life without capital,
that wero at one limo overseers, than of
any other pursuit. Ono groat element of
profit to the agriculturist, often overlooked,
is fho support of a family In oouifart uttd re-
spectability. Let him who is educating his
children, having servants to relieve his wife
and daughters ¡rom tho drudgery of domes-
lie labor, horses to ride, a house lo shelter
and gurdcii and fiolds lo feed in plenty, but
who complains that lie makesVuliing be-
cause he "lays up nothing," sell out his
homestead iiiui suo if he run appropriate
i ho proceeds in any other way that will
givo him the comfort nntl independence
now derived from his supposed thriftless
capital. But Iain prepared willi some sta-
tistics that will bo more satisfactory than
nny speculations I could mnko.
I Imvo gono into ono of fho old counties
in Georgia, where probnbly the lnwyers,
as u body, have been quite as prosperous
us in nny oilier, with ono exception, nnd
more prosperous tlinu in a majority of the
counties of ihe State. Within tiio last thir-
ty-five years, forty-five of tho profession
Imvo been settled at the county courthouse,
two of whom have made fortunes worth
from seventy-five lo a hundred thousand
dollars; threo, from twonty lo fifty thou-
sand dollars; nine Imvo mado from a scam
ty to a liberal support for their families; a
lew, perhaps, increasing their property a
trifle; aoven mny have supported themselves
only; and twenty four, being n majority of
tho whole, inndo less than a support for
themselves. Some of tho two Inst classes
were men of fortune, independently of their
profession, and, like scnsihlo men, aban-
doned a business which "would not pay,"
And some of tho other classes hud other
quite important menns besides their profes-
The sumo town, during tho same period,
lias had sett'ed in it twenty-eight practis-
ing physicians, who have succeeded, Ihavo
no doubt, quite ns well, if not better, than
a majority of their brethren in Georgia;
fivo of whom have made fortunes varying
from twenty to fifty thousand dollars; eight
from a scanty to n liberal support for their
families; ihe other fifteen, being a majori-
ty, have mnde loss than a support to noth-
ing. Some lew ol tho latter class were
men of properly, nblo lo IWe Independent-
ly of professional aid. Some of tho two
first clnsses had oilier means than profes-
In the sumo town, nnd at tho samo lime,
there Imvo linen trading one hundred and
sixteen merchants nnd grocers. Soven of
these, some with hnndsomo capitula to be-
gin with, huvo mado fortunes vurying from
thirty to ono hundred and fifty thousand
dollars; twelve from ten lo thirty thousand
dollars; twenty-eight have averaged inter-
est on capital and fair wnges for their In-
bor nnd ilio remaining sixty-nine were fail-
In these statistics I liavo left wide mar-
gins, because of tho impossibility of accu-
rate information, though much Inbor nnd
enro have been spent, and 1 hope success-
fully, to approximate the truth; they aro
near enough, however, far my purpose.—
They niTord some data by which those who
complain of the want of rewnrd for ngricul-
tural labor and capital, may compure ihetu
wilh other pursuits, nnd by which young
men who nro beginning life may have some
estimate of the chances of failure in lliose
occupations which usually attract them.
In ¡inmediato connection wilh tho fore-
going, wo find tlm following paragraph,
which commends itself alike for its truth
Not nil unimportant consideration is it
that you tnuko yourself a man physically,
capable of enjoying the blessings wilh
which Infinite Beneficence has crowned
ilio enrili. Tho power to labor is quite as
important ns the ability to live without it.
Tho capacity to enjoy fowl nnd rnimont is
of ns much consequence ns their possession.
Universal assent has savod mo the labor n(
stopping lo show ihul our employment is
the most favorable to ti sound body nnd n
long life, which are quite as reliable for tho
grout staple, happiness, as riches, which so
often lake to themselves wings nnd fly n-
wnv. Is tho power to wag n winning
Inn'gon every I long and ihe power In wibld
a strong arm nothing? Is the power to uso
a ready pen everything, and to be fleet of
foot, nnd robust of form, "to stand oreot
and look on Heaven," nothing? Is the dis-
tinction of being known by all, lo be prnised
by one-half, and cursed by the oilier,evdVy
thing, nnd tho respect of ull who do know
you, nothing? Are the cheers of an incon-
slant crowd everything, nnd tho songs of
joy nnd bursts of merriment of your own
eonstnnt nod happy household, nothing?—
One ol the most discouraging signs of ihe
timos is, tho uppcnmnce—or rather, I four,
i lio necessity for the appearance—of es-
says, to prove Ilio "dignity of labor." As
if tho necessity for labor, the honorable im-
pulse to soeuro an honest independence mid
exercise of iho faculties given us by God to
earn our bread in the swent of our brows,
were not sufficient lo induce a strong man
to live without theft or beggary—-directly
or indirectly—unless these evils can bo
avoided in n dignified manner. I tell you
ihat a people who aro willing to encounter
beggary or theft, in some form, rather than
labor, till it is proven to bo dignified, nre
rendv to recede into barbarism or run into
the excesses of anarchy,
Whv ¡«~ñ motherless lamb'ttin poorest
creature in tho world? Bscfi'iso it iBn't
worth a dam.
A wuitpER to Gknti.bmkk.—By Famott
Fbbn.—-Jupiter Amnion! don't i with I was
a man, just to «how tho maiculinet how to
piny their part In tho world a little bettor!
in iho first placo there ain't * mother's son
of you that has got as far as A B C in the
art of innkiug love, (and I've seen a few
abortions in thnt way myiolf, as well as the
rest of the sisters.) What woman wants
to be told that "hor foet and eyes are pret-
ty '1 or, "her form and smile bowitchiug?"
Just as if she didn't know all her Hue points
ns soon as sho is tall enough to peep into a
No, you ineffable di
ttj •y.H.'H twitto-'*
vegetating in tWiin
greenish whit* <
potato sprout in a<
you go out in the opon airi
shine, and add lutlre to your
youribeeks, elaatlty lo y
Take early morning exerake~>let ]
your corset strings, and run up I1
wager and down r ' ' "
the fields, flimb tho len
a secret ^ ^
her upon some mental attraction she does
not possess, (tf you can find one) and don't
wear Ihe knees of your pet pants thread-
bare at her feel, trying to mako her believe
thnt sho is your first love. We all know
that is among Iho things that were, after
you were out of your jackets and trowsers.
What n splendiferous husband ! (Fanny)
should make, to lie sure ! had l'rovidonce
only ordained il! Do you suppose when
the mother of inv glorious boys wauled a
sixpence to buy their shoe-strings, I'd scowl
at her like a hyena, and pull my porte-
monnaie out ot my pocket as if 1 were
drawing a tooth? Do you suppose, when
her blue eyes grew lustreless, and the rose
paled oh her fair check, trotting rouud tho
domoslic trend-mill day nl'lcr day, that I'd
como homo at night sulky nnd silent, nnd
smoke my cigar in her liicq till hor eyes
wero ns red ns a rabbit's? or tnko myself
off to a club or n game at nine-pins, or any
other game, nnd loavo her to tho exhilarat-
ing relaxation of darning my stockings?
Do you suppose I'd trot along liken loose
pony nt hor side in Ihe street, and leave
lior lo koep up wilh moor not as her sirongth
would permit ? Do you suppose I'd fly into
n pnssion nnd utter words lo crush tho life
frotn out her young henrt, nnd then insult
her by offering n healing piaster in tho
ahapo of anew bonnet ? And don't you
suppose, when iho anniversary of our wed-
ding day came round, I'd write u dainty lit-
tle noto nnd lenve it on her toilet tahle, to
let her know 1 was still a miirried lover?
Pshaw! I'm sick of you all! You don't
deserve ihe love of a generous, liigh-souled
woman! If you want n housekeeper, hire
ono nnd be done wilh it. If you want a
wife—but you don't.
One woman will answer as woll as an-
other to sew on your bullous und btrnps
and strings, nnd make your puddings und
—so on nud so forth.
Do you suppose we have cultivated our
minds and improved tho bright and giuri
otis gift of intellect, lo tho best ol our ca-
pacity, to minister only to your physical
wants' Not n bit of il! When that's over
we want something rational. Do you ever
think of that, voii selfish wretch ? when you
sit with your feet upon tho imintlopiecc,
rending tho newspaper to yourself, or sit
from toa-timo till ten o'clock staring the
ashes in the grulo out of countenance?
Lord Harry! If I had such a block of a
husbnud, I'd senre up Iho ghoit of a lover
somewhere, if (here's nny wit in woman!
An Ankcmotk ok IIunuy Clay.—A few
yenrs since, a friend gave us tho following
account of n very interesting pnssnge nt
arms, of which he was nil cye-wilnoss, be-
tween Honry Clay und John C. Calhoun,
when the hitter wns Yicc-Presklent, nnd
Ihe presidingoflieor of the Semite, of which
Mr. Clay wns nt the timo n member. Il
occurred during ono of tho many famous
tariff controversies iu which I hey engnged
during their senatorial earners. Clay had
the floor; his nndience had become n little
wouricd wilh tho stntist'cnl nud somowhnt
siccous argument he hnd been pursuing,
and failed to bestow iho attention lo which
ho was accustomed, when ho occupied the
Ho discovered this ns soon as nny one,
hut it wns not his wny to tnlk long to an
inattentive nudiencc. lie paused n mo-
ment, long enough to attract the attention
of the senntors, while ho very deliberately
drew his snuff box from his pocket, oponed
il, look from it daintily a pinch, nnd rc-
placed it in his pocket. He Ilion proceed-
ed, very slowly, ns follows:
Clay—snuffing—"1 wns hnppv lo per-
ceive, Mr. President—snuff—that in tho
remarks which hnvo fallen from Ihn chair
—snuff—nothing hns been snid nguinst tho
constitutionality of the tariff," laying grent
emphasis on iho word conslitutioiinlity,uud
taking n long snuff nt the close.
Calhoun—spenking wilh customary vc
homence—"If iho gentleman from Ken-
tucky refers lo nny thing that has fallen
from the chair—the chair begs to inform
ilio gentleman from Ky. thnt he thinks the
inriff decidedly unconstitutional."
Clay—"Alas! then, sir, I nro reminded
of wlinl, within ihese walls, I would gladly
forget—the mutability of all liuinati op in
ion. It was iu INIU, 1 liiink, sir—it was
in 1810, Iho chair wns the most eloquent
champion of principles far different from
those il is now pleased to profess."
Calhoun—much excitcd—"Tho choir
begs to inform the gentleman from Kon
lucky that the constitutionality of tho tariff
was not disettssed in 1810."
Clay—"True," snid Mr- Clay, stretch-
ing up to his full height, nnd raising bis
voieo till it rang through ovory orch in the
enpitol, at the same time directing his fiery
gnzent ihe Vico President—"True, sir, the
amsiitutionnliiy of the tariff was not dis-
cussed in 1810, for nt that lime no Hlntcs-
mnn could be found reckless enough to pe-
ril his reputation hy disputing il."
Rev. E. G Wood, in tho opening prayer
ol services at Fuirfiold, indiana, after pray-
ing for the general government, prayed for
ihe Governor of the State, and thua for the
Legislature: "And the Lord have mercy on
our legislators. Spare their lives until they
may roturn to iheir homes, nnd then put it
into the hearts of the people to keep them
there and roturn men of lemporato habits
uud zentiments who will do tome good.
buxom, bright eye
breasted, bouncing lass—*
stocking, mend trousara, ma
frocks, command a regiment of pot* nnd
kottlea, feed the pigt, milk Iho cow«, and
be a lady withal in'company'-«ia just lb*
sort of a girl for mc, or for any worthy
young man to marry; but you, ye pining,
moping, lolling, icrewed-np, wasp-walited,
doll-dressed, putty-faced, consumptive-mort-
gaged, rauaic-murdoring, novel-devouring
daughters of fashion and^idleness-^yoic aro
no more fit for matrimony than a pulllt is
to look after a family of fourteen chickens.
The truth ie, my dear girls, you want, gen-
erally speaking, more liberty and leas fash-
ionable restraint—moro kitohen and lesa
sofa—more frankness and lesa mock-mod-
esty—-more corned beef and less cqrsets—
more breakfast and less bishop. Loosen
yourselves a little—enjoy more liberty, and
less restraint by fashion, brenthe the pure
ntmosphere of freedom, and become some-
thing nenrly as lovely and beautiful aa the
God of Nature designed.—Dow, Jr.
SOMOITY OP CHARACTBK, AND ITS VAL-
vk.—The Courier and Enquirer doses an
article on this suhjeqt, thus: "We aro some-
what in danger in our dashing enterprise
of disregarding those qualities which go lo
mako men of sterling worth; and such men
save us. They are the stamina of the com-
munity. lie who hae millions must of ne-
cessity hold a prominent place among his
fellows; but a prominent position is not al-
ways one of honor; and for the well-being
of a community, hotter the mnn who lis*
nccumulated thousands by unflinching in-
dustry, directed by a purpose of unswerving
integrity, than he who, through a serié of
fortunate guesses, hns, by the losses of oth-
ers, become the fortúnalo possessor of hun-
dreds of thousands. The mind of the ono
oxists in well compact integrity; thnt of tho
other is dcbauched, unbalanced, loose.—
The ono is more useful without^ his money
than thoiothcr is
settles his own ill-bal|inced brain. Integ-
rity, of mind and purpose, is the only sure-
ty which any man—above all] nny mer-
chant—can have far n successful, happy,
useful, and honorable life. Without it, the
most brilliant talents lend to but gilded dis-
content, and the boldest enterprise but to
the dirost ruin." ^
made that w hich he has a pat
controla it knowingly aa if 'íflrére but a
further development of his own powers for
good; the other feels hardly aura even of
that which is his only clnim to his adven-
titious consideration, and which places him
upon an eminence whose iiigbt but dwarfs
his real self in the eyes of othdrs, and un>
"Mr. Showman, what is that?"
"Thnt, my door, is th* Rhinoyerocow.
He is cousing German or Dutch relative to
the Unicorn, lio wss born in the desert
Sury Ann, and feeds on bamboo nnd miss-
ionaries. He is very courageous, never
loaves his home unless lie moves, in which
enso ho goes somewhere else, unless he is
overtakou by the dark. He wob brought
to this country much ngninst his will,
which accounts for his lot* spirit, when he's
melancholy nnd dejected. He is now some-
wiint aged, although he has soeu the day
wlion ho wns the youngest specimen of an-
imated natura in the world. Pass on my
little doar, nnd nllow the ladies to survey
the wisdom of Providenco ns displnyed in
the ring-tailed monkey a hanimal thnt enn
stand hanging like a feller critter, only
"So there's another ruptura on Mount
Vociferous." said Mrs. Partington, aa she
put down tho paper, and put ap her spec ,
"the paper telle about Ihe burning* I
running down the mountain, but il d
tell how it got on fire."
An Indiana husband on tub death op
iiis Wife.—"I've lost sheep, and I've lost
calves, and I've lost cows, and I've lost
shoals, but I never had any thing to cut me
up like this!" Such wns the affectionate
burst of griof of an Indiana farmer, stand-
ing by tho grave into which the dead liody
of his wife wns being lowered, elicited by
some attempt ot consolation on the pf\rt of
a neighbor and a '•by-standor." There
wns something in this tribute to thu derf
pnrlcd, like that paid by Mrs. Partington:
"1 married my second husband because he
could wear my first husband's old clothes.
Most of them was good ns new, and (hey
fitted him as well ns if lhay were mud" for
^um. lie wns always keerfiil of his clothe*,
my first husband was—very kcerlui—al-
wnys!" And Ihe old Indy look out het
knitting-needle nnd began to "narrow" to-
ward tho toe of n speckled yarn stocking.
Not long since, two ladies were,on a
downward trip, on bonrd a Missouri atenm-
er. One of thom had a baby about throe
months old. She said her husbnnd hnd
been gone lo California about two year and
"How old ia Ihat baby f'said tho other.
"About three montha old."
"I thought you aaid your husbnnd hnd
gone to California two yeare nnd n hill!"
"Oh! yc«, he hns; but he writ t me."
.That letter muat have como by male.
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