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MI S CE!IL ANEOUS. andthe four lifters begin to draw a long breath,
--- ... .... and when the inhalation is completed, or the
-,IMPROVEMENT IN FABER'S SPEAK- lungs filled, tile second signal is given for rais-
1NG FIGURE. ing the person on the chairs. To his own
The celebratd fig of Fer ex surprise, and that of l'is bearers, he rises with
The celebrated speaking figure of Faerex- te greatest facility, as if he were no heavier
hibited in this city more tan a year ago, has, than a eaer.-Brewster on Natural Mag.
it appears, been improved upon by Dr. Lube, .
of'Augsburg, Germany. A German paper thus FROM THE VESPERUS.
,d e s c er ib e s it :- ...
Thiswonderful Automaton is the invention NEGROTIAN LAY SERMON.
-of our ingenious townsman, Doctor Lube, who BY GMBO GINGER, B.P.
kindly admitted us to his laboratory, to witness Dearly belubed Bredren and Sinners-de tex
,its extraordinary feats. When we entered, the for dis morn-in's excussiun am to be found in
Doctor was seated at a sort of cabinet, having Dr. Watt's-is-name's Song Book, which for
-a key-board, somewhat similar to that of a piano trouf and beauty ofspression succeeds any oder
forte, arranged on one side of it; a nd nearly in rex which I tab had de fellifcity to splain and
the centre of the room sat a\fashionably dressed splound upon. Lissen:
gentleman, who rose and bowed as we entered. ,, 'Tis Edication forms de darkey's mind,
Our salutations with the Doctor being over, he Jus so de nig is bent so he's inclined."'
.introduced the gentleman. to us as Mr. Eisen- o
-brass who politely wished us "good morning:" Now, bredren, consider de ineanin of de rex
*b s, od -niore specially you dat are de faders and mod-
and remained standing until we were seated, ers ob de generation ob little pickaninies dat
then quietly sank into a seat himself. are growing up in such profusion and con-
At first our conversation was *upon the ordi.. fion boutyu. De importance ob a borough
nary topics of the day-Mr. Eisen brass Joining education I spose you dat don't, know A from a
in with~an occasional remark, but to which the harrow will not feel. You dat hab larned your
Doctor paid little attention, and kept amusing a-b-abs, your i-b-ibs, and -your o-b-obs, 'will
Himself with the keys of the instrument at understand de whole matterjus like a book.
which he was seated, yet without producing As de race of Ham is destinated, some time
any sound. This supprised us, and we ob- or oder, to occupy all de countries, and rule all
served to the Doetor, that his instrument did de people wat lib in dem, it is time dat we
not seem inclined tobe. musical this morning." should commence spreading de light o'knowl-
This brought a laugh from the Doctor, which e nong de little niggers, dat eynmay shine
was immediately echoed by his friend in such % gsn in arter ages so bright
and lisen n ater gesso rigtly, dat de sun,
-an unearthly and comical manner, that we could moon and-stars will be ob no consekence wat-
not refrain from laughing also-although we eer. Some ob you unenlitened darkies will
felt that it was at our own expense. mae de quiry-How we gwan to do it. Hole
As soon as we became a little calm, the Doe- on bout five minits an PIll let Vou inter dat are
tor arose from his seat, and taking us kindly sercet in de skinin ob an eel. *Teach de young
by the hand, said: "Pardon me, my dear friend, idee flow Ioshoot!' I don't mean shooting pos-
tir having played an innocent prank upon yo., sums an coons, but shooting beams ob light from.
Mr. Eisenbrass is the Automaton I -invited de wiles ob dare optics, dat de world may re-
.you kereto see; and being the first who has cuber from its darkness. De young idee is de
seen it, I could not, resist -a sort of paternal de- fi-errative spressioi tor leetle nigger. Now'
.sire of showing it off, as ftbd parents always to cause de young idee to shoot, you must
do their frst-bornchildren. charge him from the breech to de muzzle wid
We looked at the Doctor, then atM,r. Eisen- d powder.ob knowledge, de bullet ob wisdom,
brass, and again at the Doctor to see if he was 5 d Wdin ob science; so dat Wen he goes
.not'quizzing us. There sat Mr. E. immovable, off he will make a noise in de world dat may
"with his eyes fixed upon tthe floor, while the reach de uttermossl paits ob de airth, an his in-
Doctor seemed bursting with delight.,fluence felt alike by de bare-footed sons ob de
We looked again,g 'I see," .aid he," you are burnin sands ob Africa, and de Siberians dat
incredulous; let me convince you"-and seat- libs on de ice-bergs dat are tied on de norl'pole.
ing himself on the instrument again and touch- A ns dat will dribe C'ay an WebSter on de
.ing the keys, Mr. E. immediately became an]- track and silence them foreber. A noise dat
mated, and laughed and talked quite fluently. vill be equalled only by de rolling ob de under,
We now observed quite a thick bundle of fine an de loud rumlingob de airth-quake!
covered wire extending from the cabinet to the We a dis cues to pass den we may count
chair o Mr. E. our gains, as de rogue said wen he was gwine
'The Doctor then rose and explained -the to passcounterfeit monev. Den we shall make
whole affair to us. When Professor Faber a foundation for our kingdom, wich willstend
completed hisautomaton, (a peculiar account i r p soe
.of which we gave a year or two since,) Doctor alloerds.airtden pothapmgsobersom oalae
SLube conceived the idea of constructing an at- we'l ha ob our own, ehee! whew De Tern.
Stifieial man, and placing within it a modifiea- pleobSolomon wur apig-si yRwenwe cum' to
tion of the apparatus of Profe.-sor Faber, to compare'dem seberally heft logedder. It shall
.be operated by voltaic electricity; but intended cuber sebenteen thousand acre ob ground, an
to imitate to a greater extent the power of hab as many beautiful apartments. Splendife-
srpeech than the Professor had done. The idea y onan ilpa l edylnelb
*onc coneivd, ws imeditelyacte up n. e d by music from a million banjos, tambo-
Tihe bones ot'a human subject were procured, rines, wiolins and coiiff~drums,--at, won't we
-and clothed with a complete muscular system, juber! In de water ob de fountains, our fair
composed orvulcanizede;aoutchouc. The eon- dauohters will bathe their squisitely tormedL
s ummate anatomical knowledge ofDoctor Lube addlre ib.D aaewl eon.
.enabled him to do this with great success; at I aendedbl erket lmbs uDred palae will be ornade
the same timeadding a perfect system eo nerves souf side-sebenteen hundred ole pillurs on
made with fine platinum wire, covered with de-norf .ide--sebenteen sole pillures on de
silk. It is undoubtedly known to jno.t of out eass side-and sebenteen hundred gole pillures
readers that .the muscles of animals act by an on de wess side-'sides lel~en hundred silber
enlargement or contraction in the middle, pro- oe o de back side.- It will hab ieben Role
duced by the will acting through the nerves. doors, an leben silver stepstone tO ebery door !
These efforts were imitated, by placing in -de hole establishment shaded by filfteen pearl
.the centre of each muscle electric magnets, ocoa nut trees an on de wess side a grobe ob
with delicate machinery attached, to be worked silver bark-ebony wood. De surpassin and
by galvanic currents through the platinum striking elegance ob dis palace, will amaze,
wires or nerves, which were connected with extonish an surprise ebery beholder. Our
..the battery and the key board of the instrument great King Cuffy will, dere perside in all his
.above referred to. So all that was necessary m,,jes( y an larnin, a his ame an -power will be
,to produce a certain action in the figure, or ascribed in lin ah lsowinlangu pdge b wde Poet
,making it give foithl particular sounds, was to Laureate ob de great Cuffy: "
to,,uceih the required key-as in certain deserip- s b
.lions of telegraphs, and the required result was "Hail dat mansion wat be big enuff!
sure to follow. As a matter of course, the ac To hole de immortal and de classic Cuff!
-complishment of all thiswas a thing of no Hereour belubed Empiror holi tle activ rain,
small difficulty, and ordinary minds would And weil de skepter o'er de woolly train
have shrunk from undertaking it. But Doctor On de emerald floor ob de tirty sebenth story,'
.Lube, with a zeal and perseverance worthy of dar will be a magniferous an splendiferous
all imitation, has mastered every obstacle, and bawl-room, onequelled on de twentv-seben con-
produced a work that will place his name far tinents, including Euiup, Asha, Afrika an Meri-
.up on the scroll of Fame. ky-de sandylears, de girandoles 'an de briue
S.. eyes obde lubly Princess will refiec light enuff
CuArous EXPERiMrENT.--One of the most to make de sun shame ob hesef. Den de
i'eWiarkable and inexplicable experiments rela- Orkestry ob lebeniv-leben thousand musicians
L he strength of the human frame, ;s that will hab brilliant e ffec:
B^Whil~lrba havy man is raised with the*.' ,
'. Nt1en he is lifted up the in- "Dare music trow de spirit quick around, ,
and those of the per- And de gole arches catch-de, banjo'ssound!
ted with air. Done While blooming darkies filled wid lub appear, -
'The Ieaviest per. And Cupid shoot he arrows bery near."
.|ii| ....n in two chairs, the Bredren, wat tink you ob de pictur'? De
legs" ee. and his back by palace dat I hab been rectin in de air may be
the other'" at each leg and reeted on de groun, if you'll only teach de
,one at each S, ise him, and young idee how to shoot an also bare in mine !
they find his dea i great, from de words ob de tex- '
'the difficulty they e him. ,,,'Tis EdicaLion fors de darkey's r, Ihin
When pe is replacedons tke hol the Juss as de nig is bent, de nig's inclined."
4four persons take hold of t before, Amen. C
and the person to be raised gc o ntaIs Inal r
Lby clapping his -hands. At the fi hal h Let us conclude de sarbices bv cart yin roun a
fore, entreat your honorable house to create
between the representative and thearepresented
that sulutary responsibility indispelpsable to,
good government, by the restorl'dtio *of the an-
cient wholsome practice of annual Parlia-
That your petitioners complain that a seat in,
the Commons House of Parliament should be
contingent upon the possession of property of
any description, as they have yet to learn that
legislative talent is the exclusive prerogative of
any order of men ; and therefore for the aboli-
tion of what is termed the "property qualifica-
That y(,r petitioners respectfully direetyour
attention ti the document entitled the "Peo-
ple's Character," which embodies the princi-
ples and details for securing the full and equi-
table representation of the male adult popula-
tion, which documents they earnestly pray your
honorable house to forthwith enact as the law
of the realm.
Should the members of your honorable house
entertain any doubts as to the justice of our
demands, your petitioners humbly entreat to
be heard at the bar of your honorable house by
counsel or agents in support of those claims,
And your petitioners, &c.
We have the pleasure to acknowledge the
receipt from Mrs. Quincy Adams, of a copy
of the discourse of the Rev. Mr. Lunt, delivered
at Quincy, on the occasion of the' interment of
her distinguished husband. The discourse is
able, impressive and eloquent, worthy of the
subject and the ocaasioo.
We have time to-day only for the following
brief extract from the appendixofthe discourse,.
the entire correctness of which will be readily
rpeoOnized by every one who had a knowledge
of the deceased patriarch.
TRAIT IN MR. ADAMS'S CHARACTER.-One"
remarkable quality in Mr. Adams, to which
reference has been made in the discourse, was.
the simplicity of his character. This was
apparent in his personal appearance, his man-
ners, his mode of intercourse with his "fellow-
menr, his habits of life, as well as in his public
and official conduct. He was entirely acces-
sible to any who sought his society, even the
humblest. ,He exacted nothing on account of
the stations-he had filled. He gave'those, who.
differed from him in conversation or public
debate, a fair chance to make the best of their
opinions. At St Petersburg and at London,
instead of attempting a style; of living-in in ift-
tion of that which prevailed among the rep-
representatives of aristocratic governments,
he was content to appear as he was, the rep-
resentative of a plain republics. -Ofmnere official
consequence he seemed to think nothing. He
did not find in the stations he had filled a rea-
son for declining any services that his fellow-
citizens or Iellow christians might call him to
perform. An instance of this is seen in his
willingness to act as representative of a small
faction of the people, after having- been the ac-
knowledged and honored head and leader of
the whole people ; a position which some per-
sons among us thought he ought not to have
allowed himself to be placed in. Biut he had
his own ideas of'what constitutes true dignity.
v Some few years since, Mr. Adams was in-
vit~d by' (he school committee of the town of
(Quincy~to aceompany them in their round of
visits to the several district schools in the town.
He complied very readily ; gave his attention,
during a session of fltree hours in the forenoon.
and three in the afternoon ofeach day, to the
lessons of the pupils ; and enterd into thehum-
ble work before hinm with as much ieterest,and
addressed the schools with as much animation
of manner, as he would have evinced in po-
litical discussions, or in managing the affairs of
a natiori.JLord Bacon has said "6 he who can-
not contract the sight of' his mind as well as
disperse and dilate it, wanteth a great faculty."
This mark of true greatness was not wanting
in Mr. Adams.
The uniform coat now worn in the National
Guard is very unmilitary in appearance. It is?
in fact, every inch bourgeois and pequin. Our
readers may probably recall to mind the long
blue coats uniformly" adopted by our country
laborers as the Sunday, or best coat-length
being the-principal consideration as to the fash-
on of the garb. Formerly, the National Guard
wore a small coat, and. during winter and
night duty, a great coat'over it. Now they
have but this one, winter or summer, day or
night. The pioneers of this force wear long
white leather aprons, extending downward to
lie instep of tie fbot. As the musicans passed,
we remarked the peculiar make of the double
trutn; it was not, above twenty inches deep.-
n the bands of our regiments, depth (or length,
rather) was at least thirty six.
A Go0D FEE.-The sultan mother, having
ieen seriou.;sy ill, is now convalescent. To
how his delight, the -sultan has ordered a fee
)f one thousand pounds to be given to each of
he twelve, physicians who attended her.
.-The French army "is in a peculiar position
-waiting only for a leader to rebel, and take
he government into its own !ands. An affront
s considered to have been put upon the great
rmy of France both by Louis Philippe and the
de hat, an singin de 93th Psalm, ticktlar mee-
"Six days de world wur made de sun ,an de
Six days de world wur made de sun an de
Oh! six days de world wur made de sun an de
But I guess it tuk de sebenth to make -Zip,
C oon.... : *'
THE CHARTIST PETITION.
TTo the Hon. the Commons of Great Britain
'and Ireland, in Parliament assembled:
We, the undersigned inhabitants of the Brit-
ish Isles, and subjects of the British Crown,
thus avail ourselves of.'the constitutional privi-
lege of submitting the consideration of our po-
litical rights and wrongs to your honorable
house, in the hope that they will receive from
you that degree of attention which the impor-
tance of the one and the oppressiveness of the
other demand from the guardians of the eivij,
social and religious rights of the people.
Your petitioners declare, that the great end
of all governmental institutions should be the
protection of life, the security of property, the
promotion of education and morality, and the
diffusion of happiness, a:.ong all classes.
That your petitioners consider the only le-
gitinmate basis of an equitable government is
the expression of the mind of the Whole male
adult population, through the untrammelled
agency of the franchise.
That your petitioners regard the representa-
tions in Parliament of every man of sound
mind as a right compatible with, and sustained
by, the laws of nature and of God, and that
man's privation by his fellow creatures of such
right is an act which, if'tolerated, evidences the
existence ol tyrany and injustice upon the one
hand, and servility and degradation upon the
That your petitioners'regard the Reform Bill
as'bnjust, as it restricts the right of citizenship
to 9ne-seventh of tile male adult community
and stamps the other six-sevenths with the
stigma of political inferiority. -
That the system which your petitioners ar-
raign before the judgement of your honorable
house, renders seven men subservient to the
will, capirce, and dominance of one ; that it not
only establishes the ascendency of a small
minority of the empire, but it invests a minori-
tyofthe small enfranchised traction of the
power of returning a majority of your honora-
That your petitioners have never yet heard a
valid reason urged for maintaining the present
representative system, and that the aucuments
pleaded against the admission of the people to
the immunities which the social contract should
guarantee are based ,upon class selfishness,
prejudices) Fred contracted views of hu-
manity. '. .
That your petitioners told the elective fran-
chise not to i~e a trust, as has. been absurdly
represented, b-ut a right in-herent ]n every man
for the preservation ut" his person, liberty and
property, which is to be. exercised to the best
of the possessors judgment, without let or hin-
dae rmhsn"hb.That year petitioners, believin_,g the pnrinci-
pie ef universal suffrage to be bassed upon those
eternal rights of man which, although kept In
obevanee, can be neither alienated nor destroy-
ed, appeal to your honorable house to make
such organic reforms in our representative
system as will make- that principle the founda-
tion upon- which shall stand the Commons
House of l parliament of Great Britiari.
That your petitioners, in order that the elect.
tor may possess perfect security it the exercise 1
of his franchise, pray that the voting at elections i
for members ot Parliament be taken lby ballot. i
Your petitioners, aware of the great, coercive, I
and corrupted power possessed by wealth and '
station over the poor elector, see no hope of I
securing purity of election and genuineng-ss of
representation, but in throwing the protective
mantle of the ballot over the-electori.I body. i
That your petitioners regard the pXesent in-
equality representation to be opposed to con. |
mon sense,, and inimical,to a genuine, represen- I
tation ol the people... They -therefore appeal I
to your honorable house to remedy",hish- defect i
in the legislative machinery, by the divisn of"
the country into equa elebtoril- distries, as-
signing to each district one rvphenIative. 1
'That your petitioners hol,4 legislature, l r
equally, with the executive, to Wtile.t'servants"
oft'he people, and consequently, entitled to re- t
muneration at the public expense; and believ- x
ing that the House of'Commons should be the d
minister and not the master of' the people, call I
upon you to establish their just relative posi- r
tions by fixing an equitable salary for. 'the ser-
vice of its members.,
That your petitioners consider septennial' h
Parliaments unjust, as the, prevent, for six
years out of seven, those who are annually ar- .
riving aci maturity from exercising the. right of
suffrage. Your petitioners also consider that
seven years is too long a term for the existence
of a Parliament; a period that affords an op-
portunity to venal and time-serving men to It
promote their selfish interests at the expense i,
of those whose welfare should be the :ultimate a
aim of all their labors. Your petitions, there- F
C. J. BARTLETT, EDITOR.] QUINCY, FLA., MAY 20,91848. [VOLUME 1. NUMB:
C. 3. BAkRTLETT9 Edtor.
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1S48.
FROM MIEXIQ O.
By arrivals at New Orleans last week, in-
telligence of a late date has been received from
Mexico. Gen. Scott and suite embarked at
Vera Cruz, on the 30th ult. on the brig St.
Petersburg for N. York, Gen Towson, Gen.
Pillow and all the members of the Court of En-
- quiry, together with several other officers came
passengers to New Orleans in the steamer
New Orleans, at which place she arrived
on the 8th inst. It is said Vr. Sevier would
return to the United States towards the close
of this monbli, and that Mr. Clifford will remain
until thegfital action of ihe Mexican Congress
has been Eid"'6n the treaty. The reports in
regard-to the ratification of the treaty, continue
to be' contradictory. The following from
Mustang, the intelligent army correspondent of
the Delta, under date, City of Mexico, 28th ult.,
we give as the general impression at the Cap-
ital at the latest dates.
The all-absorbing topic is what is the news
from Queretaro ? ....will we have a peace?"-
Whocan answer the question?-the present
state of affairs incline us to believe there is a
favorable prospect. The Mexican population
have settled down on it as a certainty, and
those who formerly opposed it, now ocquiesce,
without much grumbling. The Government
at Q~ueretaro, apparently, are making great ex-
ertions to communicate their object. They
assert positively that they will have a quorum
by the 1st or 15th of the next month, and have
"determined, if there are not enough members
present by that time, they will throw out the'
representation of the ceded territories, and the
State ofYucatan-by doing this, they'will have
some 12 or 1,5 over a quorum, and a majority
sufficient to carry any measure.
At the first of the meeting of the Congress,
they will confirm the election of Herrera, as
President and the formation of a new ministry
will follow, which will facilitate affairs. The
present Minister of Relations is a man of con-
siderable ability, but he is most wofully defi-
cient in energy, I think it altogether likely that
Snenr-Cuevas will gb into the new Cabine, as
Minister of Revelation. He is aman of as
much energy and industry as I know of in the
Republic and may give more stimulus to the
actions of the Congress and the Government.
Gen, Herrera will not affect much of himself
individually, but .he carries a great deal of
strength with him in his supporters.
The C ongrqss of Mexico, I do not think will
lake a responsible and decided action on the
treaty., I think it altogether probable, that
when they meet they will consider the treaty
and the modificationst, and debate its provisions
lo some extent then they will adopt either one
-of the two following nmode.
1st. Adopt the treaty as it was originally
made and signed, and then authorize the Gov-
ernment to accept or refuse the amendments
'and modifications ot'the Senate of the United
"States ; or, 2d. They will, after debate, au-
thorize the Government to accept or reject the
original treaty, modifications and all--in either
ease, throwilig the burden of responsibility
upon the Executive and his cabinet of Counsel-
lors.. One of these modes, I am well informed
:will likely be pursued by the Congress, and it
,-seems altogether probable, as it is exactly in
keeping with their character--however, what-
ever is left for the Government to do, 1 have
nodoubt:will be complied with by them--they
are-left in a position that they must act, and at
the same time they are anxious to bring about
-a peace it'theyvean doit and survive afterwards.
The disturbance in Europe has its effect here
.in breaking: up monarchists.
FIGS.-The physicians at Constinople, says
that tha New York Sun, are recommending
the daily use of dried figs, in small!quantities,
to prevent the attacks of the cholera. As an
,article ofiuxury or fuod,-we have always con-
sidered zood soundi dried figs a most valuable
fruit, and are astonished that so little attention
is paid to the cultivation of the fig tree ini our
Southern States. Florida, Texas, Louisiana,
.Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Georgia,
.offer boundless faculties for this branch of ag-
riculture.. The demand is now much greater
than the supply. The popularity of the fruit is
* gradually extending throughout the Union,
and in Massachusetts, where its medical quali-
ties are universally known, the consumption is
about one-fifth of the whole quaihtity imported
into the United States. For children, the fruit
is invaluable. It not only imparts a healthy
tone and vi'or to the system, but saves the ex-
pense of trashy luxuries, and generally obviates
the necessity of using medicine.
THE BIBLE.-Dr. Palafare, in a sermon de-
livered before the University of Cambridge,
abaut the year 1573, says---' Before preaching
the gospel of Christ, no church here existed,
but the temple, of an idol; no priesthood, but
that of paganism; no god, but the sun, the
moon, or some hideous im.age. In Scotland,
..stood the temple of Mars; in Cornwall, the
temple of Mercury ; at Bangor. the temple of
Minerva; at Malden, the temple of Victoria,
at Bath, the temple of Apollo; at Leicester, the
temple of Juno; at York, where St. Peter's
now stands, the temple of Belluna ; in London,
"on the site of St. Paul's Cathedral, the temple
o lDiana; at Westminister, where the Abby
rears its venerable pile, a temple of Appoly.'
Who can read such a statement of facts, well
authenticated as they are, and considering the
vast obligations under which we are laid to"
Divine. revelation? What but the Bible has
produced this mighty moral revolution?
SENTIMENT AND SAucE.-One day in spring,
Sir Walter scott strolled forth with Lady Scott,
to enjoy a walk round Abbottsford. In their
wandering they passed a field where a number
We learn from our late papers of the death
of Mr. JOHN P. SMITH, which took place in
New York some time in April last. Mr Smith
on coming South first settled 16 this place, and
found employment in theioffice of Mr Knowles.
While here he made many friends and all who
knew him -respected him very highly, ah of
whom will no doubt hear of his death W'ithl
pain. ,., -
Thei ''Baptist Telegraph and Florida Emi-
grant" published at Jacksonville, E. Florida,
has been discontinued, for the want of patron-
age. We received this announcement with
pain, as the Telegraph was an ably edited
Monthly devoted to the.propagation of religious
truth. We hope the Editor, (whom we have
learned to respect very highly) will receive jn
some other field a more profitable employment
for his talent. ,
[FOR THE QUINCY -TIMES.-"
TALLAHASSEA. May 6, 1848.
Mr. Editor :As you were until recently, a
citizen of ihis city, and have numerous friends
and acquaintances here, the following descrip-
tione ofone four annual festivities may not be
unacceptable to you and such of your readers
as may feel an interest in the pleasures and
amusements of the capital. The MA.Y PARTY,
so long yand anx ou-,ly anticipated by the
young and gay portion of our community,
came off last Tuesday evening in the capitol.
It was decidedly one of the most interesting and
pleasant parties of the season. There' were
several hundred persons present, of all classes
and occupations. The learned professions, the
agricultural, mercantile and even military in-
terests were represented upon the occasion.-
The honest mechanic was there too, aid con-
se-ious of his political principles and moral
worth, he trod the floor as prbudly as the most
elegant ogentloman, through whose veins the
best blood of Virginia flows. All were equal.
The rich and the poor, the high and the low,
mingled together, and all seemed equally pleas-
ed and'"equally happy.
The spadeious hall of the House of Relresen-
tatives, where the company assembled, was
decorated in the most beautiful manner. The
throne, where sat the youthful queen, surroun-
den by her happy subjects, fi-rst claimed the at-
tention of the company by the elegance and
taste displayedI in its construction and 'mbel-
lishments. There the festooned walls, the
beautiful arch of wreathed vines and the taste-
ful arrangement of lights successively attracted
and delighted the eve, As Iedid not reach the
capitol unil Iante, Iam unable to describe the
ceremonies attendant upon crowning the queen
&c, &c. I presume they were of the usual char-
acter. The queen was in the act of resigning
her throne and honours, as 1 entered the room.
As Soon as my eyes iell upon the truly
beautiful form, remarked the grace and softness
of her manners, I was deeply impressed with
the e'xceliene of th'e selection. As soon as the
ceremonies were over the enlivening notes of
the violin called the gay cornpane" to participate
in the dance. With his heart bounding with
pleasure and excitement,. each gallant g~entle-
man selectedhii- partner, and in a few minutes
the old capitol shook beneath the pressure ot
a hunid red feet.
And who, you would doubtlessqly ask was the
bright particular star of the evening ? I assure
you., Mr.. Editor, that it would he impossible
fur me to answer this question in a satisfactory
manner. Suricer it to say, that there were see-
eral present of'such surpassing beauty, that it
would require a more perfect connoisseur in
such matters than I profess to be, to award the
mede of superior loveliness to any particular
A tall and graceful beauty, who floated thro'
the &,'ie, her dark eyes flashing like emeralds,
first caught my eye as it wandered over the
scene ; vhe was evidently one of the brigthest
stars of the evening.
My attention. was next arrested by a clear
and silvery laugh. I turned to gaze on her
whose heart was so full of happiness. She'
%#as not so tall as the other, but her figure was
exquisitely symmetrical-approaching that di-
vine model. of female beauty, the celebrated Ve-
nus de Medicis. The dark eye, now languish-
ingle soft, now lighting up as it were, with the
brightness of a meteor, beamed with that en-
chanting expression so peculiar to the dark.ey-
ed, warm hearted maidens of the sunny' south.
She was also greatly admired. But I must
hurry on. Incourseof the evening, supper was
announced, and the company paired off to the
Senate Chamber, where the luxuries of the
season were served upin' the most tempting
profusion, particularly the finest strawberries
and cream. At three o'clock in th'e morning,
the party broke up, and the company returned
to their homes-some to dream of the conquests
they had made, others to sigh over their lost
hearts, and a few, perchance to toss upon their
feverish pillows, sad victims8-to the'agreen eyed
Yours, &c. WALLACE.
Ten or twelve years since, Mr. B. F. Palmer,
of Meredith, N;. H., caught his leg in.a bark
mill, and so dreadfully was it mangled, that
amputation became necessary. qr 'Qb v.he
supported himself as he c0npted
by his own wants, turn n to the
invention of an artifi ld an-
swer his purpose s[ e. His
success excee ose using
thl e artile inr omort, but
With s t1ileSs that their con-
dition speeted. He hasbeen
offeres patent for the United
States, u he declines, and is engaged
_.kIBecurijn agents in Canada, Great Britain
of e',ves were enduring the frolics of their lambs.
6. Ah !'" exclaimed Sir Waiter, "i'ts no wonder
that poets, from the earliest ages, have made
the lamb the en-mblem of peace and innocence."
"They are, indeed, delightful animals," return-
ed her ladyship; "especially with mint sauce."
CHALLENGE IN THE BACKWOODS.-It SO
happened that while Major Campton was
travelling irn his own conveyance, and accompa-
nied by his wife, during a pleasant day last
summer, he came to a halt on the margin of a
certain river, and shouted for the ferryman.-
In due time the indispensable gentleman was
ready, and while enquiring the news ot'the day,
he was suddenly smitten by a new thought,
and dropping the painter of the old scow, look-
ed inquiringly into the Major's face, when the
following dialogue ensued:
I "Stranger, ain't your name Major Cotnp-
to n ?11 .... '
', Yes sir, what business have vou to trans-
act with me."
"You are the very man I have long been
wanting to see; for you must know that 'I am
the Bully of the North.'"
Indeed. What do I care fbr thatV ...
I've heard tell of that you are a famous
fighter, and I should like to have you give me.
a thrashing, if you can."
Why, man, I have nothing against you, and
do not want to make a fool of myself .
16 But you shall, though, my honey; and you
don't cross this ferry until it is decided who
is cock of the walk."
Remonstrances on the part,- Of, the, Major
were all in vain-the ferryman was determined
to fight. The Major hel! a short consultation
with his ]ady,.who was (.f course in great troub-
le ; but taking offhis coat and unbuttoning his
straps, he stepped out upon a ,..rassy spot, and
waited for the terrytman's attack
TO shorten a long story, th(- fight was a
tedious one, and ended in the total defeat of
the challenger, who presented in himself, after
the struggle, an admirable picture of misspent
life. He had strength enough left, however,
to ferry the champion over the liver; and when
the Major offered to pay the accustomed fare,
the latter held not out his hand; but making a
rude bow, he exclaimed--" Not a dime, sir.-
Good afternoon."--Summer in the ,Vilderness.
S" FOR,'THEQUINCY TIMES.'
'Mr' Editor:-I send you, for p ubliiation,
a receipt for making a beautiful and durable
wash for out-houses and fences. Its merits
have boen satisfactorily tested: by' several of
our citizens., know ofno means, 14y which
so great an improvement can be made, in the
appearance of a place, at so trifling an expense.
How much it would add to the beauty of our
already beautiful village, if the citizens gene-
rally would make a practical application of it.
Its use may even be recommnende.d on the score
of econotny and health, for it arrests in some
measure ahd prevents the decay of timber and
conduces to health by absorbing with aridity
that most noxio'ls of all gases sulphui'ete.d
hydrogen which is frequently generated abou't
kitchens and sinks. ,Civis.
..RECEIPT FOR WHITE-WASH.
1 bushel of uuslacked Stone Ljime dissolved
in about 13 gallons of cold water; 20 Ibls. of
Spanish Whitin; mixed well in.cold water
sufficient to dissolve it; !7 lbs. of Salt, dis-
solved in very hot water, and 14 Ibs. of brown
heavy sugar dissolved. in cold water sufficient
to nielt'and mix it well.
The salt and lime which will be very hot
should be left to cool thoroughly for 6 or 7
hours; then pour the whole together and stir
them well for half an hour or more, then add
2 pounds of melted Glue in 2 gallons of hot
water ; after this is done it will be found too
thick for the brush and then there must be ad-
ded sufficient cold water to make it thin. The
quantity of liquid made from these proportions
when put together anti sufficiently reduced by
water so as to he thin enough for the brush will
be 27 or 30 gallons.
For fine work sift it hnd use a paint brush.
A LEGAL OPINION UPON SERVANT MJAIDS.--
A case-of assault was heard lately at the Liv-
erpool police'-office. Thde-complainant was a
seevant-girl, and the.'def4adant her mistress,
who had boxed her -;ars, '**The magistrate, a
Mr'. Rusliton, decided for the'mistress, expres-
sing hie opinion that he believed servant-girls
were the greatest, plagues in people's lives.-
The ladies will be glad to have the-law on their
A specimen of the genus cle'k," having
answered an advertisement for -91agoojd ac-
countant and clever boo.k-keeper.I' applied to
a friend for testimonial -asto ability, who kindly
wrote to the advertiser as follows:-"-Sir, Mr.
may be a good accountant; I know him
to be a clever 'book-keeper. I lent him two
Shakspears, three Scots, and a Boz, eighteen
months ago, and he has not thought proper to
return one of them. 'I am, sir, tc."
CHLOROFORM.-M. Hammerschmid, of Vi-.
enna, as tbe result of the fifteenth hundred
operations, gives the preference to ether, over
chlorofborm, as a narcotic, and attributes to the
latter consequences which may prove detrimen-
tal to the constitution. /
, What is the meaning," said Canning to the
Bishop of London, "of the scriptural phrase
hiding his talents in a napkin.?" 61 Why."
answered the prelate, 1you would bean exam-
pie of it, if you were to turn waiter!"
(Short visits are'most agreeable,' as the fly
said when it lit on the stovt,
S=i The Circuit Court for Gadsden,. Judge
BALTZEL presiding, have been in session the
past week. Being unable to try all the cases
on the Docket in the time allowed for the reg-
ular term, the Court will adjourn to meet again
in a few weeks. We are pleased in being able
to state that there have been very few criminal
prosecutions, and none of these of an aggrava-
ted character. .
M"EDICAL 'CONVENTION.-The professors of
Medicine of this State held a Convention in this
place on Monday and Tuesday last. The as-
semblage was not large. bat we think their
action will have a good effect upon the profes-
sion. The proceedings of '1he Convention
will be found in another column.
THE FESTIVAL.-The Festival given for the
benefit of the Presbyterian church took place,
as advertised, on Wednesday last. A very large
number of persons were in attendance, and we
learn the sum collected is quite as large as was
anticipated by the most sanguine.
We are much 'ratified with the result of
the sale of flowers. The collection certainly
embraced a beautiful variety, and an apprecia-
tion such as their ready sale indicates, shows
that we were not wrong in attributing to those
present a refined taste.
The season thus far has proved remarkably
dry, and the crops in some districts are sufte-
ring largely for 1lek Of rain. The rains ceased
earlier this year tnan usual,and the drought is
felt with much severity. Gardens ars suffer-
ing severely, and the fietd crops present a very
sickly appearance. Yesterday we had a fine
shower, and are in hopes it will prove sufficient
to be of service to the crops.
We think that the American people have a
right to feel an honest pride, to congratulate
themselves-when they contrast the condition
ofthtvir own country, with that of almost every
portion of the old World. Here, under the am-
ple protection of our republican Flagi dwells
satiety, and plenty, and comparative content.
Here we behold an empire of law, and willing
subjects yielding an earnest obedience. unawed
by physical force, controlled by no power but
the power of thought, and the morhl force of
justice and eo truth. Here we behold every
one 1, sitting under the'shadow of his own vine
and fig tree, and there is none to make" him
afraid." Here we see industry pursuing its
own chosen path, and labor enjoying ,he fruits
of her own toil in full confidence of security
and peace.- ......
But in what portion of the old world may
we look for anything bearing a faint compari-
son to this happy picture ? ThroUghout one
r.alm may be seen doubt and dread, discontent,
distrust and destitution, stalking about like
familiar spirits, while the more indistinct forms
6tf anarchy and civil strife are more darkly
inmaged in the distance.. In another, gaunt
famine, want and misery, turbulence and crime,
pervade all departments, and threaten the dis-
solution of all social ties. Here in one land,
actual} civil strife ; and in another, the dread
ot impending evils whose weight can neither
be counted nor realized.
It is only here under thie sliadow of our re-
publican institutions, under the protection of our
glorious stars and stripes, that humnan society
at this time, seems alone to enjoy the promise
of seeuritv and peace. While we mav eon-
. gratulate ourselves on the consideration of the
high and favored position of our own country,'
yet every reflecting mind must pause to ask
the question, why, from what cause, has this
difference so obvious to his senses, in regard to
the condition of his own country and of for-
eign countries-been brought about.
The answer is a ready and significant one.
We live undt-r the guardianship of a wise and
stable government; a government established
on the principles of justice and truth ; a gov-
ernment of the people, for the benefit of the
people,-framed by the concurrent assent ofall,
for the greatest good of all. Under the foster-
ing care of a government so established, and
favored by the smiles of heaven, the American
people are realizing a degree of' prosperity,
which is scarcely dreamed of by any other peo-
ple on earth.
But if this enviable position which the A-
merican nation now enjoys-a position so far
above that of all other nations-is to be main-
lv ascribed to the advantages of a good govern-
ment-how much does it behoove our .people
to watch well to its purity, and endeavor to
preserve and perpetuate it, in all the vigor and
truth, in which it came from the hands of its
To secure the continuance of a good gov-
ernment, of great and wholesome laws, the peo-
ple must at all times be just and true to them-
selves. They must select men to administer
the government who are just and true-who
will administer Lim government in the spirit of
justice and truth, and for the sake of justice
and truth, and not for the idle honors, the shal-
low rewards of office. .
If the people, when they go to the ballot box,
would enquire only for the best men, instead of
the strongest partizans, they would secure not
only the sanction of good laws for the present,
but" would do much to establish their perma-
nency., '-, .*
I Work to-day for to-morrow is not yours.
P ~ -- -was"
IPlur~--~b-~l~r~.saeRavus~rr~lPR~l~aauw ~~e ,~%BZQl~as~lllPliir~C, kl~
AMENDMENT TO THE
Constitution of the State of Florida.
Proposed and agreed to by the third General
Assembly ; Subject to the action of the next
AN ACT to amend the 12th Clause of the 5th
Article of the.Constitution of this State, so
that the Judges of the Circuit Courts shall
hold their offices for a term of eight years, in-
stead of during good behavior.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and
House ofRepresentatives of the State of Flor-
ida in General Assembly convened. That tlhe
12th Clauseof the 5th Article ot the Consti-
tution of this State he so amended as to read
as follows, viz : That at the expiration of the
present term of office of the judges 6tof the Cir-
cuit Courts, with the exception hereafter men-
tioned, the Justices of the Supreme Court, and
the Judges of the Circuit Courts, shall be elec.,
ted for a term of eight years, and shall' hold
their offices for that term, unless sooner removed
under the provisions made in this Constitution.
for the removal of Judges by address or im-
peabhment; and for wilful neglect of duty, or
other reasonable cause, which shall not be
sufficient ground for impeachment, the Gover-
nor shall remove any of them, on the address
of two-thirds of the General Assembly; Pro-
vided however, That the cause or causes shall
be stated at length in such address and entered
on the Journals of each House. Aqndprovided,
further, That the cause or causes shall be
notified to the Judge so intended to be removed,
and he shall be admitted to a hearing in his
own defence, before any vote for such removal
shall pass: and in such cases the' vote shall be
taken by yeas and nays and entered onw the
Journals of each House respectively.
SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the
Judges first appointed under this amended
Constitution, shall be divided by lot into four
classes. The first class shall hold his or tlieir
office or offices for the term of two years, the
spcondhior.0he term of four years, the third tor
the term of six years, the fourth for the term
of eight years.
[Passed the Senate by the Constitutional
majority, Dece'mber 22, 1847. Passed the
House of Representatives. by the Constitution-
al majority, January 6, 1848.']
All Florida papers will publish, provided not
more than $20 is charged.
and on the continent of Europe. We under-
stand Mr. P. has one applicant a day upon an
Average, and that -his charge is $150. Like
some others, he is likely to turn a penny from
the Mexican war-some of the mutilated'offi-
cers already applying to his skill for relief.-N.
.. ll -I.:. : /, '^ ^ 1, -:' -.r : ,
Medical C convention.
At a Medical Convention held in Quincy on
15th Muy, 1848, several counties from different
parts of the State being represented, )r. JARROT
was called to the Chair, and Dr. J. L. Call ap-
pointed Secretary. ,
/On motion of Dr. Verdier, it was :
Resolved, That a committee of one delegate:
from each county represented, be appointed to
recommend officers for the Convention ; and.on
motion of Dr. Bond of Leon, the Chairman was
added to the Committee. Drs. DeGraffenried
of Jackson, Call, of Jefferson, Verdier of Gads-
den, and Bond, of Leon were appointed-a com-
mittee. And on notion of Dr. Hunter,Drs.
Booth and Shields, ofGadsden, were added to
On motion of Dr. White, the Convention ad-
Sjourned until Tuesday, 10 A. M.-the commit-
tee to inpet in the interval, and report on open-
ing of Convention.
STUESDAY,10 a. mn.,
Convention met according to adjournment,
when the following report was received from
.committee, and the resolutions separately a-
1st. Resolved, That the Convention be duly
organized, and officers elected pro tern., till the
Legislature having met, a charter can b6 obtain-
ed, and a State Medical Society organized un-
der said charter..
2d. Resolved, That' Drs. Booth, Randolph
-and Call be recommended to the Convention,
as either of them bein4 eligible persons for the
,office of President of this Society. And on mo-
tion of Dr. Hunter, Dr, D. L. White was added
to the list ofcandidates for President.
3d.' Resolved, That Drs. Shields and Ver-
dier, of Gadsden, and Dr. Bond, of Leon, and
Dr. DeGraffenried, of Jackson, be recommend-
ed for Vice Presidents.
On motion, Dr. Taylor, of'Jefferson, was pla-
tced on the list in place of Verdier, on the
ground of two Vice .Presidents being from
same county., o
On motion Dr. Shields, Dr. D. L. Wh-ite
was alded to the list. .
4th. Resolved, That Dr. J. L;Call be rec-
ommended as Secretary to the Convention.
5th. Resolved, That Dr. G, W. Betton be
Tecoummended as Treasurer to the Convention.
6th. Resolved t Ihat itshall be the duty of
the President to preside at.thie next meeting of
-the Society) and set that all other officers do
7th. Resolved, That the Vice Presidonts
+shall discharge the duties of a Corresponding
*Cormnittee ; and in case of absence -of Presi-
,ent. one of them shall preside.
sth. Resolved, That the first annual meeting
,of this Society be held in Tallahassce on the'
first Monday in January, 1849.
9th. Resolved, That a petition for a charter
be presented tothe Legislature of this State,
at its next session; and that due legal notice
to that effect be published in some paper ,.in
Tallahassee, for three months preceding the
first day of session of the Legislature.
10th.L Resolved, That the Vice Presidents,
in their capacity of Corresponding Committee,
correspond with all physicians in good stand.
ing throughout the State, urging upon them
the great necessity of a StataMedical Soci-
ety, for the protection of ours, and.the rights of
the people. And taking their views and opin-
ions thereon, communicate the same to the
llth. Resolved, That the names of all here
present not having signed the Circular, shall
be appended to the petition for charter, with
Those having signed.
12th. Resolved, That Dr. J. S. Bond of Le.-
ton county, be appointed to address the Society
:an occasion of its first annual meeting.
13th. Resolved, Thata notice of this Con-
,vention be published in s'one newspaper or pa-:
On motion Dr. Hunter, Dr. D. L. White was
:added to the list of candidates for president.
-14th. Resolved, That the Secretary confer
with the Editors of the Quincv Times and oth-
.,er papers, in order that the proceedings be pub-
i5th. Resolved, on motion'Dr. Bond, That
.each member of this Society pay a subscription
,f one dollar, in order to defray expenses:
l6th. Resolved, That the Corresponding
Committee shall endeavor to obtain permission
,io append the names of all Physicians in the
,State in good and lawful standing, to the peti-
tion for charter.
A motion to elpct a Presidentwas now put
before the Society.
D,rs. Call, Randolph, White and Booth, were
then ballotted for.
On first ballot, there being no election, Dr.
White, as lowest candidate was dropped.
,On second ballot, Dr. Call was dropped, there
% 01 CY -- d fourth balloting was then had
without elebittrr- I M,
On fifth ballotin'-eth was declared
President, havinD rity of two
thirdss oi the oit l
On motion Dr. red to
elect the other of ce1
Drs. DeGraffenreid, i dH
Gadsden, Bond, of Ldon, a
of Jefferson and Dr. D.L. "Wh
were then elected Vice Pregiilentslts
Dr. J. L. Call was duly elected Scei
Dr. Betton, of Leon, was then.elected Treas-
Dr. Bond, Orator, and on motion Dr. Verdier,
Dr. Jarrot was elected an Alternate Orator.
On motion Dr. J. L. Shields, the Society
then adjourned to meet in Tallahassee on the
first Monday in January, 1849.
WM. BOOTH, M.D.
J. L. CALL, M. D. Secretary.
A List of Letters
EMAINING in the Post Office, Quiney,
Fla., on the first day of April, 1848:
Alley, A H McHondry, rev John
Alley, mrs Susan Mainer, John
Alien, W A Marlow, Robt
Buie, Dan'1 2 McIntosh, A L
Brown, W H Moon, W H
'Bryant, Moses McBride, Mrs Julia
Black, Neill, McIntosh, mrs Am E
Browning, Stephen McRaney, Hugh
Boeltick, miss Martha F Mullins, D H
Bradwell, Dr D Miller, miss Mary '
Clark, M M Michaux, T'm M
Calhuon, John N McMillaijrfnsj Mar. 'i
Cain, Ishlam :. Nay, H B E
Chason, John 3 Owens, mrs Isabella
Chandler, miss Martha Paramore, mrs Jane
Dykes, Jourden' Pitts, Dotson
Dean, W E Perris, Gristle
Durr,'Ralph 2 P' ate, Benagy
Edenfield, W na Preston, Thomas 2:
Edwards John 2 Parish, Thos M
Forrest,.missJenetta Ryals, Zaccheus
Farmer, D.G Rowan,James 2 .
Fand, Dr TJ Robinson, Jonathan
Ferguson,E H Rogers, Stephen 2
Fane, ThosP : Roach, mrs Mary ,: ,I'
Griffin, Rich M Rawles, Labon
Gunn, WH Simpson, Wm J
SGreen, R PA Sprqdley, Chas A :
Hollamon, David Scarborough, K M 3:,
Haygood, Rich'd Smith, Mandley
Holliday, Thomas Stevens, P,,
Hudihall, T B : 'Singleton, Charles P',
Haughton,R B-3 Shepard, Alfred
Hall,Jno Shepard, E S
Hunter, JM G Sirom,WC "'
Hardison, Seth 2 Stephens, W S
Hester, miss Amand I- Spratt, L W
Hutchins,John Smith, Fred
Hicks, RB Smith; Timothy
Holt, E T Smith, John
Harrold, miss A Stanford, Isaih
Johnson, mrs Mary A Trussell, J
Jones, Charles Thomas, Elisha 2
Jones, mrs Nancy .Thompson, E A
Johnson, J I Thompson, B W .
Jones, Joshua Vickers, John L
Johnson,miniss Relucker Wall, miss Mary E
Kyle, Robt E Woodbury, Thomas
Love, Alexander Williams,mrs Sarah O0
Love, Daniel WatsorBenj E
Love, mrs Christian Wilder, J W
Love, miss Mary Williams, miss A C
Leslie, Neill C Williams, Rufus
Larkins, W S Wade, miss A
Loper, Reubin Williford, Joseph
Meacham, Sarah A Word, John
Matthews, Dnncan Wheaton, Jas S
McNae, mrs Jane W Warsham, M G
MNcDearmid, Duncan Williams, John A
McCall, J B: Walker, Henry
McElry, L G Watson, Benjamin sen.
Majhburn, Edward Wood, James S s
-Mayo, James Wright, A Jt.
McCaTI, mrs N M
| Persons calling for the above letters
will please say they are advertised. .
J. T SEEGAR, P M
.IS.AAC FJRGUSON, Jr',,
A t t-o r n e y a at L aw- ,
AVING removed to Chattahoochee, Flor-
ida, informs his friends that he will con-
tinue the practice of Law, and promptly at-
tend to all business confided to his care. Office,
ALL persons indebted to tphe, Estate.:of UZ
Williams, late of Gadsden county, de-
ceased, are requested to make immediate pay-
ment, and those having demands against said
estate to present thent in terms of the law, duly
SAMUEL WOODBERY, Executor.
Thi..s 11 May, 1848. *
Take Notice. -
HE subscriber cautions all persons what-
soever against trading with James .Wil-
liams, or any person but hihiself, for a Claim on
the South East side ..of Tologee, wvhexe
the Federal road crosses sainme and whereon
the Kimbrass lived in 1846.
May 20, 1848. -,
MIDDLE CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA.
..Gadslet Circuit Court.
Elizabeth Miller, Comp. rn Chancery.
vs ( :, / /.' 'i -' '
Henry H. Miller, Defen. Petition for'divorce
IT having been made to appear by affidavit to
Sthe Hon. Thomas Baltzell, Judge of said
court, that the above named defendant, Henry
H. Miller, resides out of Florida, and within
the limits of the United States, to wit, inj, he
State of Georaia. It is therefore Ordered, That
the above named defendant appear and answer
the Bill of Comolaint filed herein on or before
the first day of September next-otherwise the
t complainant's bill will be taken pro confesso.
It is further ordered, That thas order be pub-
lished in the "Quincy Times," a newspaper
pointedd in the town of Quincy, once a week for
the period of three monthlis.
Dated April 6, 1848. : ". -
THOMAS BALTZELL, Judge.
JOHN ERSKINE, Comp's Solicitor.
A true copy: I. R. Harris, Clerk.
April 15, 1848. By R. C. Lester, D. C.
T HOS. H. HODGKISS & Co. havejust re-
ceived and are now opening a General
Assortment of Spring and Summer Goods.
The public are respectfully invited to call and
examine their Stock...
April 1,1848. 9 --:
D AVIS & CO. have just received in addi-
tion to, their former stock, a freshly supply
of genuine Drugs, Medicines, &c.; also, Pre-
serves, Jellies, Cordials,- Nuts, Raisins, Figs,
Lemons, PerfumerW Hair-Oils, Nursing-Bot-
tles, Breast-Pipes,_Soap, Candles and Sarsa-
parillas,--all of which they offer to the public
I on the most reasonable terms, for cash.-
Persons in want ot Laudanhm and Paragor-
ic, can have a genuine article at the exceeding"
low price of 5 cts. per vial; best Epsom salts,
10 cts. per pound;,: Castor Oil, from 25 to 50
cts; per bottle, and all other articles in proper-
* tio. ...
We have also on hand a genuine Fever and
Ague pill, which is warrentad to cure where
the directions are strictly followed.
April 15,.1848, el9
The New-Orleaxis Provisibin Store
Jusi opened at the '6 Old Sthali Stand "
9T HE following articles on hand and for-
sale by Jesse W. Wilder, low for CASH :+
Flour; Whiskey, by the barrel o0 gallon '
No. 1 Soap ; Sperm candles.;
.First quality chewing Tobacco ;
Coffee ; Cheese ; Raisins ;
Pilot Bread ; Crackers ;1
Letter and Wrapping Paper ;
Ink, &c, &c.
Qpincy, March 18, 1848. ,."Agent.
WVashliugto National Ion.u4rment.
EXTRACT of a letter from the Hon. Elisha
Whittlesey, General Agrentof the Wash-
ington Monufment to Wm.D.'Acken; Agent for
The President has expressed his consent
to set apart all.the ground W.est of Fifteenth
street and South` of the Tiber to the Potomac,
containing something like 30 acres, for the
monument and protection thereof. Measures
will soon be taken to excavate for the found.
tion, and'to lay it. The ceremony of laying
the corner stone will ,be performed on the
Fourth of Jauly next with more pomp and pa-
rade than has been witnessed in this city.-
We shall want a Committee from Florida and
a State Flag. Also one from Georgia. Now
we want vou to converse with some ot your
,acquaintances on the subject, and have them
here. So far as we hear, the agents are doing
i^=The papers friendly to the cause in
West, Middle and East Florida, will confer a
favor by giving the above one- or more inser-
t io nl s :.. ,' .. ,', /. '** ;* '' .,'i :. .' .-. ; ''
Mr. ACKEN takes the liberty at this time,
of thanking the Florida Editors, generally, for
their liberality and promptness in aiding the
FOR PUBLISHING AT WASHINGTON, D. C.
During the approaching Presidential Canvas,
A. WEE EK.L PAPER,
\ TO BE ENTITLED'
,o be exclusively devoted to .he Advocacy
Santd Dissemination of Denocratic princi-
ples, and the support of" the Nominee
,:'for the Presidency, of ithe National Dem.o-
cratic Convention, which will convene at
SBaltimore in ]inay next, .....
T HE subscribers propose to commence
on the 16th May, a campaign paper un-
der the title above, and to continue the same,
weekly, for the term df six months preceding
the presidential election, which is to take place
in November next. The paper will be -devo-
ted exclusively to the discussion And advocacy
ofdemocratic principles and measures,. and
pledged to the support of the candidates who
may be presented for the suffrages of the 'A-
merican people for the two highest offices in
their gift, by the National Democratic Conven-
'tionwhich will assemble in Baltimore in the
The Campaign will be edited byl one of
the best political writers in the country. It will
be printed on a MAMMOTH SHEET nearly twice
ithe ,ize oe the '" Daily Union," and folded in a
convenient form for binding at
ONE DOLLAR. PER COPY.
Clubs will be furnished with six copies for $5.
** */-,I -.'. !' 1* .- ; '^ .. *:- .' .' 2 0
ing the above together with this notice, until
tihe first of June, will be furnished with one
copy of the I- Campaign. ,
The last number of the (' CAMPAIGN'" will
be published after the election,'and will contain
the official returns of the canvas in every State.
RITCHIE & HEISS.
Washington, (D. C.) April 20, 1848.
The nimble Sixpence preferred to
the slow Shilling.
( Come and try before you buy."'
T HE subscriber having experienced work-
S men employed, is prepared to furnish
".Leather, Boots and Shoes.'
:>All persons indebted, either by note or ac-
count, are earnestly requested to come forward
and settle the same, as Benton mint-drops will
be received at par.
H. H. McMILLAN.
March 4,1848. lyr.
(Next door to the office of the Quincy Times.)
THE subscriber Tenders to his friends and
customers his acknowledgements for the
liberal patronage they have conferred upon
hitm. Hehas located permanently, and intends
to carry on the Tailoring business in all its
various branches, and is ever ready to meet
and accommodate his old arid fiew customers
with fashionable cutting and making of gar-
ments, not surpassed in the Southern country.
Besides frequent communications from the
most scientific tailors in the United States,
he is also in the receipt of the Spring, Sum-
mer, Fall and Winter Pans London and A.
merican fashions. Punctuality and dispatch,
as has been always, shall be his aim and object.
All the work done at his shop is under his
immediate superintendence, and warranted to
fit. The cutting of garments particularly at-
tended to. The usual credit given to punctual
N. B. Persons wishing to learn or improve
themselves in the art of cutting will be furnish-
ed with best instructions and latest rules Pub-
lished in the United States. A.B.'
S'Mv soles dark," as the printer said when
he put his foot in the ink keg.
Manufacturers of Cloths, Chssimers and
Vestings andl Dealers in Ready-Made
A. B. CLARK.
April 15, 1848.
G. P. STILMAN.
.N U FF.-200 bottles Scotch Snuff.
S For sale by
T.H. HODGKISS & Co,
k 0~ R ~E NY T .
r A com'frtabie DIVELLING
HOUSE, in Quincv, with a garden,
stable, and a good well of water-
and indeed every necessary improve-
went to render alot comfortable. For further
particulars, apply at this office, or to
I. FERGUSON, Jr.,
April 1, 1'-48S.,tf Chlattahoochee.
.' .. - -" : 7 s...---- - : _< : -- , -:m -?y: I -- r. . -r,,.. .. 3 I .
ANCASTER QUILTS., ..
S For Sale Hby
T. H. HODGKISS, & Co.
DR. C.H. B.UNTINGl ,
IQ HAVING permanently located in Quin-
cy, Florida, respectfully tenders his services to
the public in the various branches of his pro-
fession. From his experience and success in
practice, he feels assured of being able to please
those who may patronise him. Dr. B. refers
the public to
Col. J. T. Stockton, Dr. J. ,1. H: Davidson,
Gen. C. H. Dupont, Dr. R. E. Little.
Office over Thos. H. Hodgkiss & Co.'s Store.
Ladies waited on at their residences as usual.
tuincye, Feb. 26, 1848, tf.
.' .o ,, ,;, ; :
"R.E,. CLA RKE,
,S u r g eon De n ti s t,
H AVING permanently located in Quincy,
will be pleased to wait on those who Iiay
need his professional services. His prices
are moderate, and his work warranted to
g lease ,l ,:' ** *- ** .,*; 1:- *1''' ^ -
Ladies will be waited on at their residences
if preferred, without extra charge. He may
-:be found at Nathans' Hotel.
Fe;b.26j 1848, ch*
DR. R. JTARIOT
H AVING Permanently located himself in
IQuincy, offers his professional services to
the citizens and vicinity. He may be found at the
SDrug Store of DAVIS & DICKINSON, or
at his residence half mile from town, when
not professionally engaged.
Quincy, Dec. 18th, '47-3m.
B. S. HAWLEY,
Factor and 40iminissio I Merchant,
N. B. All coltons sent to me at Apalachico-
ia, either for sale or shipment, will be forward-
Red through the warehouse at Chattahoochee,
free of charge. B. S. H.
Attorney and. Connsellor at Laaw,
W ILL attend the Courts of the Middle
I I Circuit of Florida, and the Superior
Court of Decatur county, Georgia. His lime
is devoted Zxclusively to the legal pro-
JOHN NIt. BRYANT
Watch and Clock Maker.
C ONTINUES to repair all kinds of Watch.
es, Clocks and Jewelry, at the old shop,
opposite Baker & Co.'s Store. iThe public
maydepend upon having any work entrusted
to his care executed as well as it can be done
in any shop in the United States. Old Patent
Levers altered to the most approved modern
Detached, and Horizontal do., altered to Du-
p lex : .. :I '
Those indebted to him will' please to call
and pay up.
N. B. Terms cash in all cases.
Quincy, Jan. 29,1847.
A Few MLore Left :"
J. B. INNIS
W OULD also inform his customers and
the public generally, that he still lives
in, uincy, and may at all times be found at his
old stand, read? to manufacture and repair all
kinds of vehicles, such as Carriages, Rocka-
-ways, Buggies, Sulkies, Waggons and Wheel-
From his long experience in the business,
and the satisfaction heretofore giveoi, he hopes
to retain the patronage hitherto so liberally be-
stowed on him. He has on hand a good sup-
ply of seasoned timber, and a number of good
workmnen-so that his customers nay rely on
having their work well done. And if any job
of his fails in materials or workmanship in, 12
,months from the time it is turned off, it will
,be repaired free of charge.
His charges will be as moderate as those of
any competent workman in the'South.
EcoItno y is Wealth."
He has also in his employ a first rate Coach
Trimmer and Saddle and Harness Maker.-
Persons can have their old saddles and carria--
ges repaired and trimmed at a reasonable rate,,
to last as long as new ones without repairing.
Quincy, Jan. 29,1848. lyr.
A Valuable Plantation for Sale.
THE subscriber offers
for sal1 his plantation si t u-
sold rated on the Chattahoochee
..a River, 8 miles above thle ,_
Town of Chattahoochee containing eight hun.
dred acres. There are upon the place two very
good dwellings, with all necessary out build-
ings-Gin Houss and screw situated about fif-
ty yards from one f as good landings as there
is onthe river, entirely above high water. The
above place can be Bought on the lowest of
terms. 'The subscriber will take pleasure in
showing the above plantation at any time to
any who may wish to purchase.
P A. McGRIFF,
FEebruary 19, 1848.
possession of ample resources, we shall be able
to furnish our readers wilF entertaining and
Political Intelligence.-We have secured the
services of a gentleman fully competent to
manage this peculiar feature of the Continent,
whose care it will be to give a weekly synopsis
of all important political events, election re-
turns, nominations, action of political bodies,
always studiously avoiding anything like a par-
Foreign and Domestic News.-Our position
affords us uncommon facilities for obtaining
the latest Foreign and Domestic News, and
weshall not fail to present to our readers a
comprehensive and well digested summary of
S. To the Ladies.
We need only say that the department devo-
ted to their edification and entertainment will
continue under the management of our accom-
plished and talented friend, Kate Harebell,
whose graceful and sprightlyy pen has already
rendered the Western Continent a decided fa.
vorite with our ladily readers.
majorr Jones will continue to preside over
the Htjmorous Department, in which he will
endeavor to amuse without offending the taste
of his most fastidious readers.
Juvenile department.-Atentntion will be
paid to the amusement and instruction of the
little people, by thejudicious selection of suita-
Letters from Washington.-An able corres-
pondent has been engaged to keep the readers
of the Continent thoroughly informed of all
important movements at Washington, during
the Sessions of Congress.
TERMS: Two dollars, payable in advance.
Three copies for1 year, or 1 cdpy 3 years, $5;
Seven copies for I year, $10; Twelve copies
for 1 vear, $15.
A liberal discount will be allowed to Post-
ma'sters who willdo us, the favor to act as
agents for the Continent.
_All Communications to be addressed"(post
paid,) to EDITOR WESTERN CONTINENT,
SIX Months after date, I shall apply to the
Hon. Judge of Probate for Gadsden Coun-
ty, for letters of dismission from the Adminis-
tration of the Estate of James Perrie, deceased,
late of' said County.
JAM ES A.McMITLLAN, Admr.
Quincv, February 5th, 1848. 6m.
S QUINCY DRUG STORE. PROSPECTUS OF THE THIRD VOLUME.
DAVIS AND DICKINSON,:' THI WESTERN CONTINENT.
HAVE just received and A Southern family newspaper of the largest
offer for sale at their Drug si ze. Neutral in politics and religion.
Store opposite the Market .
House, a well selected stock EDITED BY
OFDtLKUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS, WILLIAIM T. THOMPSON,
DYE STUFFS, PERFUMERY AND FAN- ASSISTED BY KATE HAREBELL andIIAJOR JOS.
CY ARTICLES. JONEIS.s, of Pineville. ,
Trusses Sing. 'Thumb Lancets, (Evans). r"HE WESTERN CONTINENT has en-
'6 Dub. Gum ,J countered all-the obstacles incidental to
Tooth Keys. Syringes Metalic. S the early stages of newspaper enterprises, and
Scarificators, Glass, has triumphantly overeme them. We con-
Nipple Shells, Trepanning Instruftents, gratulate ourselves on being able to lay-before
Spring Lancets. ourSubscribers the Prospectus for the third
S DRUGS & MEDICINES. Volume, which we enter upon with every pros-
PeAlcoholt Laudnum, p of increased usefulnes and continued
Alhl Number Six, prosperity. It has been the design of the Pro-
Batetinan'sgDrops, Castor Oil, prietor of the Continent to furnish his leaders
British Oil, //. Cream Tartar,;; with a Fanidly Journal, in every way accepts.
British Oil. Cream Tartar, wl ^ Jm ^ ^fce
Nutmegs, Rheubarb (Turkey).' ble to the Southern puWic. With this view,
Cloves, Jalap, pulverised, hlie has maintained in Tis paper the highest
Macaboy Snuff Ippeac .standard of literary excellence, never resorting
Scotch Su Sup. Carb. Soda, to the deceitful statements, catchpenny artifi-
Mace, Epsom Salts, ces, arid ad captandnm bombast so much in
BalsomCopavia, Copperas,. < vogue with certain ephemeral publications of
Brimstone Quinine Sulph., the day, preferring to rest his claims to Popular
Borax, /" Morphine Eavor upon the intrinsic merits of his Journal.
Bark Peruvian,, Iodine, He has steadily opposed, with all the ability
r Elm, Kreosote, he possesses, every species of Social Fanat-
Opodeldoc, Seidlilz Powders, .: ism, from the idle reveries of dreaming Fu-
n1 !,,- i Paragori o- Aloes,; Abolitionism and Agrarianism. On the con-
PAINTS, o'Ls AOILSAND TDYESTUFFS trarv, lie has endeavored in all Departments of
PAINTS, OILhS AND DYESTUFFS is paper, to inculcate the Purest Morality and
Whiite Lead, Venetian Red, Loftiest Patriotism. In pursuing this course,
Red '- Spanish Brown, lhe has encountered the opposition of the envi-
Bl'k. Yellow Ochre, ous, the truckling and the lime-serving ; while
Cream Yel:ow, Patent Black, on the other hand, he.has received the cordial
Ten a deSienna, Annatto, :: :i approbation and liberal supportofthe enlight-
Verdigris Dry, Varnish Coach, ened, patriotic and discerning public. The
Logwood Ground,: Japan, Western Continent is the only paper of its
Turkey Umber, Black, class which is devoted to the advocacy of South-
Vandyke Brown, .Sp'ts. Turpentine, ern interests and the vindication of Southern
Rose Pink, Linseed Oil, r rights. While the Editor has never lost sight
Vermilion, :P Spurm B of those interests, or faltered in defence of
Madder, Prusian Blue, those righlits, he has never wantonly assailed the
Lamp Black, 'Indigo, the interests of other sections, or offended the
Whiting, Sand'Paper, feelings of those who honestly differ with himni
Pumis Stone. i in-ppinion.
PERFUMERY AND FANCY ARTICLES.
Shaving Soaps, Shaving Brushes, '- W TBE NEWI YEAR' "f1
Toilet Hair ." We have made ample arrangements, and flat-
Hair- Oils, Tooth, '< ter ourself that we shall be able to render the
Perfume Bottles, Cologne Water, Continent still more deserving of the patronage
SLavender Water, Tooth Paste, of the reading public.
Tooth Powder, Otto Roses, Poetical Deparlment...The Western Conti-
STATOARY nent already numbers among its regular con-
B n, W r, tributors some of the most popular poets of the
Blackunk, : Wsafers, day, whose effusions will continue to lend their
1 Sealing Wax charms to its columns.
Red Blotting Sand, : ,'= Miscellany.---Particular pains will be bes-
GROCERIES. ...... ........ towed upon this department of our paper. In
N E'VW G ODS .
T HOS. H. HODGKISS & CO., have just
received, and are now'opening a genera!
assortment of seasonable goods.
It wouid be a tax on time to enumerate the
different styles and patterns : suffice it to say
that every article of their stock is o'f a style and
quality to suit the most fastidious, and will be
sold-very low for CASH.
SUGAR AND COFFEE.
Loaf and Crushed Sugar,
20 sacks Coffee. For sale by
T. H. HODGKISS & Co.
THE qUINCY TIMIE;]
S published every Saturday, by C.J. Bartlett
at two dollars per annum if paid in ad-
vance, or three dollars atJhe end of thle year.
Advertisements inserted at 75 cts. per square
(of 10lines) for first insertion and 50cts. for eve-
ry subsequent one. A liberal deduction made
for those whio Advertise by the year. An-
nouncements of candidates for offices inserted
for 84.00 paid in advance.. 'r
Job-Work executed with neatness and des-
THE SHOIE JOURNAL FOR 1s4,
0 N the first of January willbe issued the
first number of a New"Volume of tihe
HOME JOoURNAL. It will contain the com-
inmencement of an Origi-nal Novel, of great and
peculiar interest, from a distinguished Ameri- -
can pmen, entitled "Passages in the Life of a
Refugee of thle Reyolution; or Cruises of an
old Sailor: Logged from the Recollections of a
Landsman,; founded upon actual occurrences
in the vicinity of l'New-York during the Revolu-
tionary War. WVith some events anterior to
and during the War ot 1812."
A clergyman from Tennessee called on us
recently, and informed us ofa custom of his,
(which we venture to recommend to our read-
ers,) viz: to make a subscription to the Home
Journal a New Year's Present to his lady
friends; foi, in this way he both gave them
continual pleasure and inStruction, and was
himself, as the "'giver, agreeably brought to
mind every Saturday."
As to the character of the Rome Journal, we
could quote.a hundred friendly notices to sustain
our assertion that it is a "L wholly peculiar pa-
per." One of the Editors, from his long resi-
dence abroad, and nis intimate acquaintance
with France and'its brilliant literature, is ena-
bled to give weekly, fronlFrench papers and
correspondence, a sparkling sketch of"' the a-
musifig news and gossip of paris." Mr. Wil-
lis gives, also, at the moment of prominence"in
public interest,, "personal sketches of public
characters," and takes occasion, with a watch-
ful eye upon the agitations of this great me-
tropolis, to give graphic sketches of the '1 stir
ring scenes in New York." We intend, here-
,after, to zive minore attention to one feature of
our paper, and make continuous what we have
found occasionally very attractive, viz: "a
chronicle of ihe news for ladies," selecting,
translating, describing, and seeking cut infor-
mation of; not only the "'fashions and fashion-
able gosip, but of the many matters that interest
the sex most curious as to Life and Literature.
While we shall present to our readers, of course,
("the facts and outlines of all news,"'we shall
leave the details of politics and heavier matters
to the daily newspapers; and in noticing pub-
lic amusements, \\e shall give only the "novel-
ty and sparkle of theatrical doings." In our
literary department, we shall aim at "sketches
and readable criticis-in," and, in our condensa-
tions of the fecund productions of the vast
newspaper world of England, we shall aim to
avoid the tiresome, and the local, and transfer
to our columns the pick of EEnglish informa-
tion and brilliancy," while we shall endeavor
to select wiih a true sense of 6:pure morals, true'
wit, and genuine humor." In short, we may
promise ourl Family Patrons" that in our pa-
per they shall find all that is necessary to ena-
ble them '' instructively to keep pace witih the
world ;" and while thiey devote the rest of the
week 1o their cares and pleasures, they shall,
in the Home Sournal, ;nd a "Saturday's Re-
view of the world's Progress.
To remedy the evil so much complained of
viz:-bad print and unsightly paper, the pro-
prietors 0;f the Home Journal have determined,'
at any outlay of care and cost, to produce an
ornamental parlor newspaper." An unusual
price is paid for the beautiful paper it is printedT
on, the type is entirely new, and the printing
is done upon the presses ofan office unequalled
in this county for enterprise and tac~t. Con-
sideling the cost, it is the cheapest Am.eri.can
Periodical," and none will deny that it is "rpueh
the most elegant."
-As we shall publish a limited edition, thosa
who wish to'begin with the beginning of the
year, will oblige us by forwarding --their tub-
scriptions without delay. ..
TERMS-Two dollars a year, or three co
for five dollars, invariably in advance
The HOME. JOURNAL" by na d 3
of the Uuited Stat UAlii Provinces and
to Europe, don wrappers, with
the utmost spatch.
Snbsc ittances, and all
corn messed (postpaid)
0 0. Go. P. MORRIS,
N. P. WILLIS
umbers of"6 Dombey and Son"
i t to oursubscribers in extra sheets,
Port Wine, Pure, Salaeratus,
Porter, London, Soda, ,
Mustard 'Saltpetre, t .
Olive Oil, Pepper,
Ginger Ground, Ginger Race. ,,'
ALSO, a good assortment of Patent Medi-
cinst and CONFECTIONAR1ES. Persons
wishing a good article will do well to call and
examine our stock as we have ,a little of every
thing in our line. :
Quincy, Dec. 18th, 47--3m.
LEONARD SCO'T && Co.'s
List of Forei gn Periodi cals.
::7 The London Quarterly Retview,'
The Ediznburg Review,
: The WIestminster Review,-,-''
1The. North British Review,
Blackwood's Edinbiirg lMagazine-;.
HE above Periodicals are reprinted in
New York, immediately on their arrival
by the British Steamers, in a beautiful clear
type, on fine white paper, and are faithful cop-
ies of the originals--BIackwood's Magizine be.
ing an exact 'ac-simile of the Edinburg edi-
The prices of thie re-prints are less than one
third of those of the foreign copies, and while
they are equally well got up, they afford all that
advantage to the American over the English
TERMS : ,,. : ..
Payment to be made in advance. .--
For any one of the 4 Reviews, 3 00 pr an.,
For any two, do 5 00 do
For any three, do 7 00 do
For all four of thle Reviews, -8 00 do
For Blackwood's Magazine, 3 00 do
For Blaekwood &the 4 Reviews, 10 00 do
Remittances and Communications must be
made in all cases without expense to the Pub-
lishers. The former ay always be done thro,
a Postmaster,'by handing himn the amount to he
remitted, sending his receipt by mail, post paid;
or the money may be enclosed in a letter, post
paid, directed to the publishers.
** A 11 communications should be addressed
(post paid,) to, : -' 1 .1 ,
LEONARD SCOTT, & Co., Publishers,
: 112 Fulton St:, New York.
ACE, Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmegs,
Spice, Ginger, Pepper, Salaratus,
Starch, Indigo Blue, &c.
For salp by -
.. T.-' HODGKISS & Co.
SHIRTS and DRAWERS.
10 doz' worsted and silk-shirts,
3 doz. pair drawers.
For sale by '
T.." HODGKISS & Co.
-... Bibles!,Bibles! !
THE Depository of the Gadsden County
Bible Society is kept at the Store OfJ. G.
Gutnn, where Bibles and Testaments of various
styles and prices are krpt constantly on hand,
and for sale at cost in the city of New-York.
F OR S A IEE.
A GOOD TWO HORSE -WAGON a
HARNESS, both nearly new. For faw
her information, apply at this office.
quincy, December9th, 1847. ;