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Florida home companion
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Title: Florida home companion
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: C.S. Reynolds
Place of Publication: Ocala Fla
Creation Date: February 16, 1858
Frequency: weekly (published every tuesday, except two)
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c. ",. REYNOLDS,
;: gEditor & Proprietor.

( Two Dollars per aitnm,
Payable in Advance.

i nb pnii clib et fGl)ili Newspaper.





They wish me to forget hilm;
They know not what. they ask,
-' aW-ho seek my woman's heart to win
-. "-.,' To that unwelcome t'sk ;
'They dream not o'or my future -years
Sit,;' A cloud of gloom is rat;
d Alas! for me no future bloomas-
'Tis buried in the past.
They bid me smile again. and lay
-'.", sly widow's weeds aside,
They hint that I may vet ,etcom
-; -A bjigllt and joyous bride; -
'Pi -"sAh little deem those flattering friends
X ',, 1 live but to rertt '.
.' V0t0h6se bour ,his presence brightened,
#i -Wi they .wish me to forget..
S'"Theystrive with gold andgemstodeck
: M'y pale and taching brow; .
And.tmie. they Eay, will dicsipate
g'. The gloom that ahrouds me now ;
4- ". ',JTbat. arnjili aaii, this faded faeef
,- With beauty will illume; .
," .- .ADelusive all I-my withered heart
Lies in his lowly tomb. -,
S.-hen, mord'lona the orient .
S' '.-. -Prolaims'the o ming dy,
"' r sinks behind the western hills
'The la't faint .,olden ray, "
A f'tuie death those gray old elms ..
S.' hose trunksTimest, lnd has moss.'d
A d mow- n h'iji ab~ t f'roi',,nj side.,
'Te lo,,ved and early lost.
"'' "' -' "'" t,
...-' Thev ask ime t-.forg'et.himin-
*:. .T h e io ys ( hliei R a' ':
-. .Lie buried allbeatB that'urtf
T*- C That s'wate.fd my tears;..
i-:-, 'Ltke Jight nloun 'the mountain tops" -

S Eea'rth hold.- Q.'em that' half so dear,
V" Then ,think not I'll forget.

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:' bieci'nr ThV'y.eltpand Reaci
. ." ..... '-^ ,. "-r '
v 1, M?.Hr. 14.
' PH- : O' ER'ihan't 'Charles stop
pounding me ?" shouted Walt~i
SDunham; as the door of- the room
where their mother was sitting was'
b hnrstf.tpen, and the two boys, their
S facess flushedl with anger, made their

S':Mother, he's got my ball, and
.%won't give it to me ; and I mean to
-pound him'till he does," said Charles
shaking his fist at his brother.
S"I hain't got u'bal neither,"
said Walter.
"Well, yodu iIrew it over into Mrs.
S_ Wruison's yard,'then, and that's just
sbaa. ". .
S474q did n't either."
S- 'You did, too."
'Well, I dot't care if I did; I'll
iat. again if I want to," and Wal-
"_" > ': t, -.
ter doilged a blow which his brother
aimed at him,'with a dexterity that
'showed '.this w.asqnot the first scene
of thekind'that had been enacted
'i-'w.een them.'
.'-Do you thitik I will have such
*actions as this?" said their mother,
'rising mann.d;-catching' Charles, not
V'oY'eni; byt the arm m. -You lit-
le" racal; I do.believe.you'will kil
' brotherr" and she gave him
4nh mrt blbw on the ear. "Walter
-" oi -selfishiboy, give him his-ball
. le~t me hear no more of you:
relin;I tell you I won't hiv
,i ;';'tid slie.hurried them out of th
i0door_.-d _itl a sigh took up he
"-again 7 1.[
1.. ".he boys did not consider -thei
di uilty settled, h6wever,"and their
i6ohthr 'soon~ eard'angy'ivords an
blows in the yard beneath. .
&la"are t Worse than Cain, dI,
e,1he '.said, as -shielaid :.di
o rk,nd"4wenNdownri to6'enew
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:"-'ii le bbysgiihe
'dep.eld upon it.'.'
SNatihan, ~ihaat ca
m'sure I've tried t
th ildien'; Iajv
oral, and hired, an

i M, aidrd eold iai
8 oer- and'pen~t
Nri apnedehi
egI' the yery'-b

id ve OLout to play with .their boats i
h- -wter. But .Waer -was no
i happy Mother's'sorry look'trol
*-" 1~l himrand 1in.a few miptets-l
at was in tbehWsm again, an cEee
90 irfg shyly to his othlSIde,'1
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They will say, as Walter said yes-
terday--'Mother was as mad as I,
"That is just the way," said Mrs.
Dunham, sadly, "nobody has any
charity for my trials."
"And then," said he, not noticing
the interruption, "they ought to un-
derstand and feel that when you
punish them, you do it because you
love them, and for theirgood. Now
I think it would puzzle them, or any
one else, that didn't know you, to
realize that you had any other mo-
tive in the way you shook Walter,
and boxed Charles' ears. calling
them 'rascals,' than to take revenge
on them tor troubling you. It is
wrong, child, depend upon it."
Mrs. Dunham was not an unkind

mother., only a little ignorant of her
own disposition, and that of her
boys,a.nd the best -way of managing
both. She talked strongly of fami-
ly government when the children,
were smaller, and prided herself not
a little upon her skill in managing
them. But, now her cares were
more numerous, she had less time
to devote to them. They were old-
er, too, and sad, indleed, but true,
the little cherubs tut-ned out to.hbav
human natures after all.
fhrie plain words of her aged un-
cle woun 'ed her at first, and a lurk-
ing suspicion that' what he'said was
true, did not help to relieve the mat-
ter. sThe mrre she thought of it.
the moirehe felt that the cause of
her troubles was with herself. "It's
all wrong, child,"-rang in her ears
until she laid her head -on her pil-
i low'.-- I" 11,. I supfiose I r.hst do
bettr' thugfihtse, :but .don't
know how I am going to have pa-
tiencee all the -time; Job himself
couldn't do it."
The next morning it rained, and
Walter arid Charles could neither
go to school nor play out doors.-
For a while they amused themselves
by whittling in the kitchen, then
they proposed to go up stairs and
play, much to their mother's relief,
who always felt particularly nerv-
ous when they were in the house.
Soon a heavy crash in the roor
overhead, made her hasten up tc
see what had happened.
"Be careful now," said Uncle Na.
than, as she passed through the
room where he was sitting.
On opening the door the poor wo
man's patience was sorely tried.-
The boys .had been -playing horse
. and in their frolic had knocked the
r clock from the mantle-piece and i
t i lay broken and ruined on the floor
e Charles stood by, screaming, "I did
I not do it, 'twas Walter," while Wal
ter, expecting some severe express
h. sion of his mother's displeasure, bad
, crept under the sofa.
t Mrs. Dunham's first impulse wa
- to catch the rogue and give him :
1 sound whipping; but abetter spirit
a whispered, "Wait till you have over
, come yourself."
, "Why, Walter, how could you b
r so careless," she said, and then si
e lently picked up the fragments an
e left the room.
r-,. They children were astonished-
- they were not accustomed to suec
r. treatment.
r ."'Isn't it too bad, Charhlie," eai
d W.alter, as he came.out from hi
hiding-place, and picked up'a bit <
- glass that had been left on th
n floor.~ '
-W "Yes;,' said Chairlie, I wish w
. ,hadn't played here. Mother wasn
" angry a bit, was she?" '
e "-"No, but she looked dreadful soi
e- ry, though. I wouldn't minded
Sif she ha whipped mu. Come, let
n go dowi'stairs, 'I feel bad now-
;o ,worse than if jhad been whipped
e It-had stopped raining, and'the

"I am sorry, too, Walter," said
she ; "how did it happen?"
"Why, you see, mother, we were
playing horse, and the whip lash
was too long. and it caught on the
steeple of the clock and pulled it
down. 0, dear, I'm so sorry !" and
the little fellow sobbed as though
his heart would break.
"You should not play horse in
the house ; I hope this will teach
you to be more careful the next
time. It will cost. a good deal of
money to get another clock."
"I'll give all I've got, I'm sure,"
said he, wiping his eyes, "and I'll
be very careful next time."
"That's the way, Harriet," said
Uncle Nathan, who had watched it
all; "only reach the children's hearts
and'you will have no trouble in gov-
erning them, depend upon it."
Recompense of a Duelist.
A Leipsic paper just received
mentions the following incident as
having occurred in New Orleans :
A Frenchman, lately arrived,
went into a restaraunt and called
for a glass of beer. As the boy
brought it, a tall man, unknown to
him, who had eyed the Frenchman
rather insolently on his entrance,
snatched the glass from the table,
and drank it off.
"I have not the honor of your ac-
quaintance, sir," the Frenchman re-
marked, surprised at the familiari-

"Nor I of yours," retorted the
"You are seeking a quarrel with q
me, then !" "
"I should be sorry to leave you
in doubt of the fact," was the inso- r
lent response. t
"Look you, sir,"' said the new; j
comer; "I am a man of pence, and t
I mind my own business.' I med-
dle with none, and I receive no un- I
provoked insults. I pass yours by e
for this time. Boy, bring me an- I
other glass."'
The Creole broke into taunting
laughter, and when the second glass
was brought, stepped up and seized
it, drank part of the contents, and
threw the remainder away. The
Frenchman would have rushed up-
on him, but was held back by the
bystanders. "Hold, sir!" they cried,
"or you are lost! If he does not
kill you on the spot, he will in the
duel, for he is the most skillful du-
elist in Louisiana. With pistol, or
rifle, or with the sword, he is une-
qualled. He has killed thirty-four
men and wounded over sixty more."
"What you tell me," replied the
Frenchman, "convinces me the more
that he ought to be dealt with."
He then drew near the man who
had insulted him, and said-"Sir, I
happen to be in a particularly good
, humor to-day, and am not disposed
t to take offence. You have taken
away two glasses of beer I had or-
dered; it is now my, turn, and I
hope my forbearance may teach you
. better behavior. Boy, hand anoth-
I er glass."
The boy brought it, trembling, as
- if anticipating a catastrophe. He
i had scarcely placed it on the table,
when the bully again seized it, and
I tossed off its contents. At the
s same instant, like a tiger on his
f prey, the Frenchman threw on his
a enemy, and assailed in face, breast,
and' side, with a tempest of blows
e and kicks. The bully, who had not
t time to recover himself, was soon
stretched on the floor, and pommel-
-' ed still more unmercifully, till bleed-
t ing and quite insensible. The vie-4
a tor then quietly drew forth his pock-
- et-book, took out a card, and pinned
' it to the vest of his prostrate foe.-
y. Hp then said to the spectators of the
n affray:
t "If there-Is present any friend of
- this .individual, I would inform Bihi
e that he may find me at my lodgings
- .every morning from eight to eleven.
e Boy,-i'tother glass of beer:"
This time he took. the glass and
& dranik it off, CoMposedly. Then,
-paying for tA.e fourfglasses, heturn-
r-a- '- f .

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al position ifti PA *
DaodButh1CEu T Phadl U
A distinguished OChieF JTmt] qt-.
triblites the giet-prtvahle oL4.'
gpime-still increasing io, ar ooun.
try, though so many ofte iancesso
ries have been removed .-'lial
insuladination.--Ewv .
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d and left she place, amid the won.
ler of all the company.
As they lifted the vanquished (
bully, it was found that two of his n
ibs were broken, and one of his a
yes was seriously damaged. The i:
ari1 bore the inscription "Lucian n
Petit. Fencing master from Paris, '1
vill give instructions in fencing, v
boxing and the various methods of M
ghting. Terms moderate." 0
Some six weeks after this scene, s
he oor cof Petit's apartment was c
ung open one morning, and a man
trode in without announcement. t
"Do you know me ?" he cried in 1
voice choked with rage.
"Perfectly," responded the fen-
ing master. "What is your wish '"
"To kill vyu," thundered the bul-
y, who had just recovered from his e
rounds, of which however, li4 ore.1;
he traces. '"I know I was fist in c
he quarrel; of that account I give .
rou the choice of weapons. But c
make haste, for yo.iior I must be a r
orpse before sunset." e
"Let us talk the, matter over cool- c
y," replied the Frenchman. "I t
have no more desire to-day to kill l
you, than to heat you the other day. d
But if you are bent on picking a n
quarrel, you will find me ready." a
"Wretched boaster, we shall see b
I have killed thirty four already in I
luels, and you are much mistaken i
f you think to make me afraid of
you!" f
There was no help, and the com- t
batants proceeded to fight out their t
quarrel. Petit deferring to the bul- I
y, who chose the sword, in the use
of which he was very expert. He t
received a wound in the arm, and I
the fencing master proposed an ad- I
ustment ; but the Creole instared i
that the encounter should be fatal
to one or the other. It was not
long before he fell mortally wound-
ed. The community -was delivered
from a nuisance, and Petit's fame
was so widely established as a pro-
fessor of the science of battle, that
pupils came to him from every quar-

Rising in the World.
You should bear constantly in
mind that nine-tenths of us are,
from the very nature and necessities
of the world, born to gain our live-
lihood by the sweat of our brow.
What reason have we, then, to pre-
sume that our children are not to do
the same? If they be, and now and
then one will be endowed with ex-
traordinary powers of mind, those
powers may have an opportunity of
developing themselves, and if they
never have that opportunity, are al-
ways to be laborers, the harm is not
very great to us or them. Nor does
it hence follow that they are the de-
scendants of laborers. The path
upwards is steeps. and long, to be
sure. Industry, -skill, excellency,
in the present parent, lay the found-
ation of a rise, undr the more fa-
vorable circumstances for the chil
dren. The children of these take
another rise, and by-and-by the de-
scendants of the.present laborer be-
come gentlemen. This is the natu-
ral progress. It is by attempting
to reach the top at a single leap that
so much misery is produced in the
world, and the propensity to such an
attempt has been cherished and en-
couraged by the .strange projects
we have witnessed of late years..1o
making the laborers virtuous and
happy by giving them what islled
education. The educationn which I
<,speak of consists, in bringing up to
labor with steadii, and with skill;
to show them.how to do allH f the
best manner; to set thenfaf exam-
ple in industry, sobriety, cleanliness

Pori'gliese Supcr(Stliotn.
In a v,,yage down the river to
)porto, the channel is sometimes so tl
narrowed between hills, as to form n
deep ravine. Respecting one, there w
s an oll Moorish superstition that e,
nay be interesting to the reader. b
The entrance into this striking ra- se
ine was f'-rmerly guarded by a de
floorish fort, which still frowns al
ver the water. There is a super- as
tition connected with this castle, fo
ornmon to many of the old Moorish re
owers-that of the Moira Encan- tc
ada, or enchanted Mooress, a su- ar
perstition well-known and widely- tl
credited in parts of Portugal. The in
peas ntry believe that, although at
he Ioorish race is extinct, the m
NIoorish power has not altogether n
eased ; for that here and in almost A
-very tower where the Saracens w
once ruled with feudal sway, an en- k
planted Mooress still haunts the n
pot, and hovers round the- undis: w
covered treasures ofthe castle. Last fl
relic qnd representative ofa depart- n
d 'people, and, since the dreary day d
of their expulsion.. sole guardian of m
heir buried wealth, she stands a m
ink between the living and the h
lead ; and superior to mortal desti- H
ny, defies alike the lapse of ages a
Lnd the stroke of death. Though fl
bound by some mysterious tie to a m
heifthen and once hostile race, there a
s no fierceness in her mood of v
mind ; there is no terror in her look ; w
or when at the earliest dawn of day, w
he light dew spangles the moun- s
tain and the rock, and again when s
the setting sun sheds its last mel- u
anch:,ly glories on the Moors' un- i;
tenanted abode, she is seen clad in s
the flowing garments of her race, t
leaning against some broken arch, s
some ruined monument of national w
glory, as one who mourns but seeks l
not to avenge. She shuns the glare s
of the day, but does not 'Bfy from i
those who court he; sometimes she d
weaves her spells around a favored t
individual, and shields him from t
mischance, and yields him a portion n
of her buried gold. It is no sin to c
seek a Moira; and in return for
her imagined kindness and pro- t
tecting care, and as if in sorrow 1
for their fathers' cruel injuries
against her Moorish ancestors, the
peasantry atone for past misdeeds
by present love. The wild beauty
of the ruin was, perhaps, enhanced
by this sad but pleasing legend.
And now emerging from the defile,
the river again expanded, and we
passed through a succession of gent-
ler. scenes, their natural beauty
heightened by the tints of the set-
ting sun, and, still later, by the soft,
full light of the moon.-Elmore.
"MBfch of the gambling with which
our country is cursed is the result
of games for amusement. When
young men see their mothers and
sisters playing for "pastime" the
horror of gambling for a small sum
is lost; and step by step advance,
till fortune is wrecked and character
ruigd. How wise the admonition,
"Shan the appearance of evil!"
So writes a young man who had
been ruined by gambling, in giving
an account of the steps by which his
ruin had been accomplished. No
young man ever became a gambler
by betting the first time he played.
He must learn to play, and in his
own estimation, become skillful in
it, before he will venture a wager.
Those persons, therefore, who, by
their example, encourage their sons,
brothers and lovers, in playing for
amusement, are, in many cases, lay-
ing the foundation for their ruin.
The fact tatt they are doing it an-

and neatness; to make all those
habitual to twiem, so that they shall
never be liable- to]ll into the con-
trary ; to I& th always see a good
Living prgceedinj from labor, and
thus to remove from them the tempt-
ations to ge the goods of others
by violerM or f lent means.-
William COpbb

Sea Grandeilrs.
There is a peculiar charm about i
he sea; it is always the same, yet 1
ever monotonous. Mr. Gosse has
ell observed that you soon get tir- (
1 of looking at the loveliest field,
ut never at the rolling waves. The I
secret perhaps, is, that the field t
oes not seem alive; the sea is life- 1
bounding. Profoundly mysterious t
s the field is, with its countless
'rms of life, the aspect does not ir- t
esistibly and at once coerce the mind s
Think of subjects so mysterious I
nd so awful as the aspect of i
;he sea does ; it carries with it no
ieradicable associations of terror l
ad awe,'such as are born in every
murmur of old ocean, and thus is I
either so terriblenor so suggestive. 1
ks we look from the cliffs every 1
ave has its history, every well
eeps up suspense; will iftbrpalt I
ow, or will it melt into that larger -
'ave? And then the log- which
oats so aimlessly on its back, and
o* is carried under again like a .4
rowning r retch. It is the frag
lent of some ship which has struck i
miles and miles away, far from all
elp and all pity, unseen except of
leaven, and no messenger of its
gony to earth except this log, which
oats so buoyantly on the tide! We
may weave some such tragic story
s we idly watch the fluctuating ad-
ance of the dark log; but whatever
we weave, the story will not be
wholly tragic, for the beauty and
erenity of the scene are sureto as-
ert their influences. 0 mighty and
unfathomable sea; 0 terrible famil-
ar 0 grand and mysterious pas-
ion in thy gentleness, thou art
terrible when sleep smiles on thy
scarcely quiet heaving breast; in thy
wrath and thunder 44ou art grand.
By the light of rising or of setting
suns, in thy gray dawn or garish day,
n twilight or in sullen storms of
darkness, ever and everywhere beau-
iful. The poets have sung of thee,
he painters have painted theet but
neither the song of the poet nKbhe
cunning of the painter's hand 'hais
more than caught faint reflexes of"
thy incommunicable grandeur and
loveliness inexhaustible!

Denominationalism is byno means
to be confounded with sectarianism.
There are those who seem resolved
to keep themselves blind to the very
manifest distinction we suggest.
They allow of no middle ground be-
tween a bigoted devotion to sect,
and the latitudinarian views which.
they esteem as most rational. As
a consequence one cannot speak or
act in their presence, in his denom-
inational character, but'straightway
they denounce him as sectarian; he
cannot even exhibit a moderate de-
gree of firmness in maintaining his
own denominational opinions with,
out bringing upon himself this re-
proach. We think it nowise un-
charitable to believe that the oppo-
sers of religion find some peculiar
satisfaction in this sort of censure.
It is a very convenient way of dis-
missing all urgent appeals and ad-
monitions, to set them to the ac-
count of a mere spiritof proselytism.
He who acts thus, is equally unjust
to others and to himself; "for while
he misinterprets them, he sins
against his own soul.
It is natural and right that men
shokfuld" advocate and seek to propa-
gate their conscientious views of
truth and of human duty. We say
their conscientious view; what they
believe to be true; not what they
have resolved shall be true. Infi-
dels, therefore, have no just ground
of censure against Christians be-
cause they,.are earnest and sealou

wittingly does not relieve them of
the responsibility of it, nor will it
lighten..their own sorrows when
their sons, brothers and husbands
shall riuii them by their profligacy.
They sow to the wind, and must
not wonder if they reap the whirl-
wind. 'It is true that all young men
who lexrn to play for amusement do
-not become gamblers; but none ever
do beapme such who did commence

in seeking to spread their own de-
nominational opinions. Besides iS
it be admitted, even, that Christian-
ity may be true, that the structure
and discipline and worship of Chris-
tian churches are matters of evident
importance. It is demanded of eve-
ry Christian to aim at ascertaining
the will of God with reference to

each point, and having ascertaified 1
t, if he sees others in error, he. is
bound both as a Christian and a.
man, to give tbe reasons that have
convinced'.his own mind, and en'" '
deavor to.lead them .into 'all truth.
Itis.right,.too, for each denomina-
tion of Christians, as a body to.seek
by fair and lawful means to "spread .
their own opinions, to form and ex-
ecute such missionary and educa-
tional enterprises as slall be cop- A-
sistent with religious principles and.
the right of others! T.l ait.
with them'on this account' is'mere
captiousness, while to make such
pleas a subterfuge, when'tard press-
ed by the truth itself, is ruinous.
Candor and -the true, Christian
principle require that onie should .
be in his. denominational 'relations,
open to conviction, and when satis-
iet'that his-present position is un-
scriptural, abandon it. They do not
require him to esteem an d treat,.
church question as. things.ijdifer-, -
ent. However, thep, it mayor be .with
sectarianism, denominationalism is
no reproach. and who denounces it
as such: only makes li$ 6sw-iilliber-
ility and uncharitableness more
evident. -
Absence of Mind in Prayer.
Few Christians are unconscious
of the great difficulty of restraining *
wandering thoughts in& tpra.,
They are often discouraged by such
an apparent "mocking of devotion,
and tempted br the adversary to
abandon prayer altogether. It may
be an encouragement touch tempted
ones to know that eminent saints
have struggled, with tie same diffi-
culty, as may beseen by an extract
from Martin Luther.
"I know not how strong others
may be in spirit,, but confess that'
I cannot bepss holy as .tle'priB-
fess to be ; for whenever 1 d' not .
bear in mind the Word of God, I
feel no Christ-. no spirit, and joy.
But if I me"tpte on any-portion of
Holy Writ, i4bthines andburns in '
my heart so that I obtaijdg .
age and another mind. .T
is this ; we all .Aiscovqr- that oi. -
mindsjand thoughts are sounsteady"
that, though we desire to pray ear- ,
nestly, or meditate on'-od'iithoua .
his word, our thoughts sat in a
thousand forms ere, we are ai'are r-
it. -Let any oe,,try, wlong lie
can rest on ohe' idea; 0e*propo,
himself; or take n ibrh1 d'avor. F'
that he will tellmaegts.
I amaureflie wili iameia beore- -
himself, and afraid tgsay.whatid,
have passed through the i ee,.
he should be taken fio aiad ,
and be chained,'TMis my
though engagAenous-to"gl
But I must explain myself by- ,i%.J
example. -
"St. Bernard onc complainedW.,
a friendthat he found it very .\ 'd :
cul to piay aright, and coult i~t'
even pronounoethe Lord's prayer;
once without a host of strange thoat's
His friend was astonished; ad gve
it as his opinion that he oou rd'fL,
his thoughts on his prayer without e
difficulty. Bernard offered he_ i
wager of a flue horse, oa, a o
he should eommne
friend commob&I, "dOur 1 hoS
etc., kat sfoioe hei had fiiahed tl.'*
first petition, it oaoured to him,
he should gain the# iotse e
he would alsored.e saddle ..
die. In short, he was so etaingled :,.
in his owuthoughts, that if batto
quit; and give up the prise, this <
state in order to show how seeesary
it is to keep guard over g-, heaiti.,
that they may not bIoome a.'
ed, but may oleavetot
guide. On the other aider

menoe then hp L.d :


Si(B sj

f tint aub narben.

In devotirng a portion of our paperto the
important purpose of diff'uing usefil inrl'r-
mat.ion among Farmrr_, we reI -e.t fully a-k
their co-operation in the ac .omplishnieut of
-. our difficult taW.. Any irnforniation relan-
S" .'tv'e to the culture of the various crnp? will
*b s t-l-h ankatully re.ei.red.
BIoV'Shalla I Improve Iny
This is i question asked by every
Novice in horticultural matters, andl
even, by those whlo should have some
s., -taste s-d skill in succession and ar-
4," ranement. It is an entirely mis-
taken -notion that to embellish a
homestead an;l clothe the grounds in
-beauty,. we nmust have ex'jtics.
There awre no trees from foreign
lands to compare with our Live and
WaterOaks,Tulip anid Sweettums.
No shrubs more beautiful than our
Kalais, Jassamines, and Honey-
suckles, and there hundreds of 'na--
4v.te wildings for the covering of
T erbors ald. the "formation of hedges,
-.1..' .. ore beautiful than their Asiatic
*goqsins. nut. with all this, how
hall I inimprcve my grounds ? Plant
mo.tall trees near the dwelling. It'
t* e 'grounds a.e' spickous. let the oak
line the-Lvenue, and the street,
groups f' sweet gum,- cedars awl
wild lives, with a single magnolia,
-or even a:,pine, fir the eye to rest
S .upon, soql distance from the ,house,
will ei.be agreeable objects. .ut
Sto build-. handsomee mansion, and
S' cever-it itp with trees, is'a false taste.
Triebs v1ee designed to interest
Sn, bBy teirown beaut","and t'o he
ap.preia sed. must *be seen in all
their arts. Pla.kt no tree in the
vegetable or flower garden, let the
fruit orchard and vegetable ,arden
be' in tha rear. The flower plat iri
front, with a laws- dotted over with
trees-iin the distirnce, 'anl' whether
a Louden or a Downing shall have
-i'd- oub-the gronn's-tlhere -will be
-'beauty-.herte'- The great error in
plating' tg adc arnd ornamental
Streets, is ini-getting too thick. Many
,'., a half acre door yard has trees and
shrubs enough in it to stock five
akrea.& 'Phint only' such trees as are
nong lived, ,indth6' we may not live
-'t o gee the perfection of their beauty,
'our 4jild:ren may. 'Make no hedges.
unleisa r fencing, orto screen some
clisagreeah* 'object, but harmonize
everything in the distance from the
dwelling. The bulbs aind little an-
nuals close under the windows. roses
-and dwarf shrubbery next, then
trees. The sweet gum should conm-
omaind.minore attention in our orn.a.-
,n mentagrrounds ; with its dense fail-
S.-" fighy.ornam'nienral, either sing-
S"',. ly or in group. The will crab is
*very ornamental when planted in
groups? Should there be a stream
of water running through the
grounds, let the magrnolia, the
tulip and the liveoak skirt it. Make
no. roads or 'walks. through th
grounds, that are not for sone r1ac,
ti "cal purpose, then border tlhemi
cording to their uses. Iffor a -
4 ? *- triage drive, let tall trees skirt gem.
If for a foot walk, shrubbery
and flowers. It is not always the
most- costly anil most laboriously
arrangedd grounds that give themost
.. pleasing effect. There are hundreds
-of natiur-al runs through ourt worn
)U'" it plantatios, fringed with more
,-, beauty'than eyer graced the home-
S stead yard.
VWe uouldI recomnmen] that in
S-c laying out andi imiprovirng grounds
as much of the natural growth
S should be retained as possible. For
a,'.' treee. whiclhit may take a century
'*.' to perfect, may be cat down in an
.- hour'. and what shall fill its place,or
w.L 'who that is now iving will ever see
'r'l, its successor. perfected.- Cotton
Planher andoil.
Good Transpla'ling.
-_ A correspondent of the ,Genessee
i Farmer'states that he procured 20'
dry and shriveled peach trees last
" .; spring of a nurserymany who had
du ^dg thdm up early in the' spring and
'.* L eele,- them in, and being 'culls,"
=, < had remained unsold. They were

&" set out about the first time that
peacdh hrees in the nursery row were
c c. eogiiiigout i full leaf. They were
treated in rlhe following manner:-
The braised roots were pruned off
S ." the tops closely shortened in, so" that
they 'might coirespond'with the re-
ducedro ts. They' were carefully
set in holes' made about, two feet

a*" across and eight inches deep.
The earth was well filled in amoiig
: the iidterstices, settling itwith wa-
.. .tar-.poured in. They were then
S' freely mutched with si rawy manure.
Every one made "an extraordi-
,- i nary.grpvth,"wbileonein the same
rowis treatedLin the common man-
K ;. Qner':'(which, we suppose means un-
b:-,.'a lrten ad 'unmu ched,) did not
'> -ive, through half'the summer.
,." The'piac ..I morp than a.v
O 2t.0the 1Country GenlfemaN,
'..e J 'he ",eeds very free
\O' 'ngouf:- Wi
avP. s ."e'eyd-.efe with trees
S'. .,|ree-or tur ears ,fom the bud, or
*" twiee the ordinary size, than with
6w k year trees without" thief treat-
S_ b -- nt. ,,'T4er ii no oth6e tre^, that
m"" more-sehsibly affected with "lood
.'.fer af.f-el.re-for- example, after
-being aetivweU, give it mellow culti-
-I i -, on 0. a.q e sfiosoa thaughoutb,

6P. ****--*1 ..^ '* ,
L '**..'A' -- *

(or mulch it heavily with coarse
mann-e,) and it n ill send out shooIts
about three feet long. Give it no
cultivation or mulchinc-, nor shorte-
ning back. and let the earth bjecoume
hard aiil grown up with weedls, and
the shoots will not be more than
three inches :.n,.-. T''liis experiment
is wwolrth trvii.g i. a' viy ,ne who
doubts it, onaltei nate trees in a rw
or on alternate rows. We are wil
ing to let any one i hoi prefers
practices the o:ld system of:tf neglect,
select from any nursery the finest
peach trees whatever grew. aridn] give
them his tav-,irite ti-catment f'ir two
years; andl we will take the poorest
"culls" that were ever iscarded as
worthless, itf they only have life in
them ; arid we ivwill agree to beat himn
two-fIold by means of the best hman-
agemIcnt alreaI v mentioned. We
speak frim actual experiment.


T'UESD.Y, FEB. 16, 158.'-

LIP'Mr. ktd W. H.,L-u,:ii r. i. duly au-
tlorized to nat r8 agent tr[ the "FLoRITDA
IHOME C:IMP.NI:-N," ai,'l1 will .re.e-i-V'e sub-
ierittions, malkx -olle-tilits, an]i rec-il.t for
thei in,,'.

S A communication from GEO.
W. C.LL, Es, i answer to Col Leit-
utier ani others, has just been received,
tho:,igh too late for a place in this num-
bherof kur paper. We are compelled
to postpone its publication till next

Capt N. A MCLEUD hns writ-
ten us a short note, statipg hs purpose
to be at Ocala on the 20th inst., at
which time he wishes to. meet the men
composing his late Company, for the
purpose of making necessary settle-
nments, &c.

Z A well-written article on the
subject of Slavery, has been received
from a friend at Orange Spring; but a
crowd of other matter, previously re-
ceived, precludes the possibility of pub-
lishing it thisweek. We will give it
in our next:; and we here take occa
sion to thank the writer for his kind-
ness, and request him to write again

" The Rev.-D G. D.umELLS,
Agent for the Southern Baotist Con-
vention, is now traveling through our
State, endeavoring To raise funds for
the support of ur.foreign missions He
p.ea-hed-To atery respec'labTe' on-rc.
nation at LtIe Baptist Church in this
place, on Sunday evening last. but we
regret to state that nothing was con-
tributed to the cause for which he is
i I iroad Dl ffiellie.
e;K L-s number of our paper will be
P'tNrwo communications on the sub-
ject of Railroads The one over the
signature of 'Flemington" will be read
with satisfaction, and be approved by
all, while the statements and bold in-
quiries of straightforward '"Kentuck"
will be quite certain to provoke dis-
cussion, and probably in the end may
lead to a better understanding of the
subject. We believe that all persons
interested in the Railroad projects un
der discussion should be well informed
as to the manner of their progress, and
at the same time be p-ermitted to give
their arguments in favor of such loca-
tions and methods of operation as they
may deem best for the accomplishment,
of the desirable object. But these ar-
guments should be given to the public
with as little show of controversy as
possible; and of all controversies, let
those of opposing localities be avoided
with the strictest care. Petty jealous-
ies allowed to spring up between the
towns lying on the line of the Road,
and fanned into flames of hate, will
most certainly blast the cherished
hopes of all who have so long desired
to see a Railroad extending through
the richest portions of our State.-
"Kentuck" gives a sly touch to "Orange
Spring," and then makes a few inqui-
ries for the purpose 'of testing the
truth of some of Rumor's oft repeated
tales. Selfishness is a predominating
principle of human nature; but we
cannot believe that Gov. PERnY, who
has made so many sacrifices for the
public good, would allow his selfish in-
terests or local prejudices to lead him
so far from his duty as rumor would
have us to believe. Though his friends
will continue to repose their confidence
in his integrity, he is bound, in justice
to his own character, and from respect
to his adherents, to explain the posi-
tion ho has taken, and 'to correct the
wrong impressions which have gone out
in relation there. If he will do this,
and the people along the )iue of the
proposed Road will endeavor to lay
aside loeal prejudices and work cheer-
fully for thegeneral good, our Railroad
difficulties will soon be over, and the
work proceed to a successful comple-

," ,. I. '


and I trust it may be attended tjumer-
ously by the citizens from -Tampa too
Fernatidina and that some one of E4V
Florida Railroad Company will be
there and give us a history of their, en-
terprise from the date of their Tcharter
down to the preset-i time. Let their
charter be explained ; aud copies of it
diisoiuniuated amongst the people. Let
tlcim know the future prospects of the
Company and above all, their financial
condition, so that hereafter when they
nmay be called upon .to subscribe for
stock in the Road they may be assur-
ed that they are to be stockholders ofa
dividend lRoad-that their money goes
into the hands of honest aid, energetic
men, who will push thie' work to' com-
pletion as rapidly as possible.
I, Mr Editor, have had-'sime expe-
rience in Railroad enterprises. I know
it requires time for the people on any
extnlded line of Road to arrive at a
mutual understanding and to establish
good feeling and.armonize all the con-
flicting interests and local prejudices
on -t4e ro*te. Local interests--and's-e;
tional jealousies are first to be met and
put down There is a lack of confi-
dence in the good faith of the little vil-
lages, and other localities on the line,
charging these places as the road may
reach them with a desire for it to stop
thcie. fior that place as the permanent
terminus of the Road. I think it quite
apparent that thisis the casenow. Be-
fore a survey has been made or the
Books for subscription -opened, or a
dollar of stock subscribed, every lo-
caliiy is settingup claims to the Road.
No prudent man should take stock in
any Ro.id uiuder these circumstances.
AH these private interests and conflict-
ingelaimnis mustbe merged into the
common good of the whole line, before
we can move in the matter. These
matters should secure the attention of
the Micanuopy meeting.
The State of Florida has laid down
her Railroad system, a system .literal
and comprehensive, embracing almost
every part of the State. She has offer-
ed her terms upon which she will 'aid
in the buildingof her Railroads.. These
terms are open for the acceptance" of
any companies that may organize for
that purpose. These companies -may
be regarded as the employees of the
State, to work out her Internal Im-
provements They and the-'State are
the two contracting parties-=the char-
ters being the bond which binds the
two parties. WThen a company organ-
izes to build anyof the Roads compre-
headed in her system, their duty to the.
State is performed, when they havemet
their obligations under their charter.
The State is likewise, .equally bound
by bbe charter to meet her obligations'
to the company, she has bound herself
to pay the companies, alternate sec-
tions of her public lands, and to guar-
antee them bonds as they may finish-
ten mile sections of the road. Now,
Mr. Editor, every citizen of Florida
from Key West to Fernandina are in-
terested in these roads because their
common property and credit have been
expended upon them. They should sure-,
ly fedel solicitous that both parties, the
State and the companies, comply with
their contracts, and that the roads be
built as soon as possible Now, what I
intended to say isthis, teFla. Railroad
Company have entered into obliga-
tions to the State to build one of. her
Railroads, they have gone apd comple-
ted some sixty or eighty miles if. the
road-they have done this at a time tjhe
most unpropitious for speedy and
economical work'ever experienced in
.. i. '
,' .--
; .-

L3S^^ i1Lla2lINUlrTUN.
Florida Homne Companion.
5 M^EStitor :--There appeared in

yos;r paper of the 2nd inst., two very
remarkable letters-one over the sig-
nature of "Fair play," and the other
siriedl Orange Spring." Now, sir, it
is assuredly .a very serious misfortune
thit any portion of 'our fellow citizens,
no,-matter how -inconsimlerable in num-
bes, should array themselves in oppo-
tim to this laudable and i important
Railroad enterprise, and more especial-.
ly when actuated by local and selfish
motives. We may be under miscon-
ceptions. If so, we earnestly ask par-
doan of all to whom we do the slightest
injustice. We propose to notice these
let ers, in connection with Col. Leit-
ne's letter of the 16th of January.
Faiir play," in reference t, the lands
sales at Starke. by the Florida Rail-
road Compauy, on the 15th of the pres-
ent'month, is evidently actuated by
unkind motives, either to the great
Railroad enterprise, or' o the Company
i6-he whose diretioi the1 Roall it
progressing. If his purpose is fair
play. as he desires to be understood,
why not give all the information con
nected with this subject. and place be
fore the public all the different Acts
which guarantee lands to this Compa-
ny? But he contents himself with a
simple reference to the State Internal
Improvement Act, and winds up the
paragraph with the gentle hint, that
the titles of these lands have to pass
directly through the hands of the Trus-
tees of that Fund ; thereby intimating
that the sale will not be valid, unless
ratified by that Board. Now, sir, if
'we understand the implication, it is in-
directly threatening the Florida Rail-
road Company with the prerogative of
the Governor, who, it is understood, is
in open hostility to said Company, in
consequence of the failure of the Mi-
canopy and Hatchet Creek monopoly.
If this be "Fair Play's" inference, he
will find that the Governor will prove,
ultimately, as harmless as himself.-
His Excellency is nothing more than
the people's agent, and if he allows
himself to be made the cats paw of
Micanopy, to intercept and trammel
this great State and national thorough-
fare, he will certainly well deserve the
disapprobation of public sentiment.-
But, sir, from the reading of "Fair
Play's" letter the inferenc0'would be
that the Florida Railroad Company was
dependent entirely upon the State lands
for the prosecution of this great enter-
prise. He seems to have forgotten, or
purposely omitted to mention, the lands
granted by Congress, which undoubt-I
edly were embraced in the proposed
sale. We either mistake his' motive,
or "Fair Play" has assumed the wrong
As to the heterogeneous mass of
rieasoning presented by'Orange Spring,'
in the shape of a review, &c., it clearly
demonstrates his object, that he is
barping upon that darling scheme, the
Micanopyoand Hatchet Creek monnpQ;
ly. Now, sir, Aas "Tampa" has, in a
preiios number of your paper, done
ample justice to "Orange Sp'ripg," by
following the direction his "warning
finger" down the stream of that trans-
luoidjountain, we will only notice that
portion of his letter which refers to
this perplexing? Hatchet Creek affair.I
As this question Wa4. placed be-
'fore the public by those who are sup-
posed to reside in the immediate vicin-
ity of the contested locality; it has
created some interest onythe part of;
the Ooah and -Alahua Railroad Cou. t-


pie acquainted with his aims and put- District, S-8.C; J Connell and Lady, -
poses. Wacaboota; Oapt W. Stephens, Tam-
Very respectfully yours, Pa .
KENTUCK: Feb. 10-F L Galaway. Summer ;C
S: HPhinney, Wacahoota- J McGrath,
FURTER R M TE ,U~inExrDI-Bayport.
FURTmR FROM THE UTAH ExPEDi- FebI-W J. Gamble, Adamsville;
TION.-The details of the news from -C L Kelburn, Daniel Sparkman, Tam-
tbeUtah expedition, received via Wes- ,.L B Branch, Sumter: Dr C aA
ton, Missouri confirm the telegraphic die. Brooksville; V S. Johns, Palatka.
accounts of the condition of the troops, Feb. 12-L W Gaffan. Tampa; C
as late as the 14th of December. The E G. Williams, Allen Gibson, Longe
health of the army was good, and pro- Swamp; W S MazB.ilver Sping.;Dd
visions were not scarce. The beef how- Ewart andLad, No.2; Lient. Cano-
ever was- of poor quality The salt ya. Tampa; D L Sheffield. Millodgc-
train for Lamarie was passed on the ville, Oa ; T Martin. J Ounn, 'T '
road. at the crossing of the Sweetwa.t_- La ,_y,,S ; H eare, Loui-
U r, on its wa toc mp .ThMomn afay,oSavannlah ; H W K earse, Louis-
tr, on its way to camp. Th.e Mormons ville, Ky.; G Brown. Jacksonville; H
were fortifying their position between Thomas,, runswick, Ga.; W H ,ili
the army and Salt Lake City. Hianmson, Micanopy ;J J Howell. Green-
A Par.sp. evilleB. .; J L Ooldigr.Jetse Willis,
A Paris paper mentions a report that Wacahoota- Dr King. Alligator.
Jules Gerard, the famous hunter, had Feb 13-M T"M, WacaLoota.'
been killed in an encounter with a lion Feb 14-.-W H Gray, Mississippi;
in Algiers.- Mitss Willimson, Georgia. -.


1 Mr C,-_\ the Amlrotvypist. is this country. Their roaai han already
still in Town, and during the pastweek attractedl the comiuen.latious oif (lthe
has taken snie of the fiuest likeeos>- Pot Masltei General. Its great inm-
we hiaveevery seen Hi1 ih:t .i res have iportancc lu he GeVrJeral Government
a nmoist pr.rfiet lir-like expression has been ably discussed and minutely
Those des.iruts of getting gd likm se forth in Lis last annual report. The
n,`5-.e1 will 1o) well to call on hiut early. great benrefits of this rat, from the
. tview n caarl il ,anothi-r cOli Utn. E cmrglarki to the St Marys, wgre
Iti, F /i-... i. l, .. .t--,m,,,,- m u jti"st beginning to be felt and approia-
r,. E[iT- :-I have by accident., ted, by the-people on the route, far in
advance of its progress. But, unfor-
pvriie:( two or thi-ee of your journals.
Seour corrspnints are begin- fo6tunately! most unfortunately, for
,ee your correspondents are begin-.
nilg to take a proper interest in the ex- t planters of Marion and Alachua,
tension of the Florida Rail.oad on to the road is interrupted in its progress,
TamrpI. Allow me to say a few words a misunderstanding arises; between the
on that subjet. Company and the State, on "the terms
If I am rightly ifrmed, the prs' of the charter. The State withholding
It' I am righntly informed, the pres .! -
ent Company propose, now, to sell her aid,the Oompany'sresourcescutoff,
stock sufficient to build the Road from their credit and solvency spi'-ionel
a point on the Cedar Key branch down ad the progress of the road likely to
to 0-ala, or they-will gtive up topped. For the road to be stop
O:. ,. r thevw~lghve up this part -, -"" -
of the Chaiter to any other Company pod every citizen must feel it to be his
who will exonerate them fruiom their ob- mqf:,rt"lne. especially we along the line
ligations to the State to build this part of the road, whose ears were just be-
of their R,,ad. I will not now indicate ginning to be tantazlied by the stirring
my own preference of these two prop- whistle of the approaching cars. This
oitions; but I will say it is a question whole matter should be fully discussed
that should be materially considered at the Micanopv meeting. The people
and decided upon by the planters on should claimni an early settlement of this
thelinu of ls Rat. wo are so deep- diiulty. a legal interpretation of the
Oel n- f lisRoad. whio a re so dee-lP- r C
ly interested in its speedy conuple- c carter would be proper. They are
tii entitled to'h.te Road finished asspeed-
At-the Railroad meetingat Micao-= ily as possible. They should exact of
py the 1st, of March. this matter the Compahy and the State a strict
should have precedence of all others eo cewiti thCharter

pauny. andl the public generally to Iun- For thi- Flri.la H..io.:- ,onmpiaioni.
dlerstaivl the nature ,of the controversy OCALA, Mariou (C.iun.ty. Fla.. .
,,tween Lis Excellency, the Goverior. February 1-tl, lS58.
a,,d Mi:-anopy,.on the ncue side, and the Mi:. EriTor-Sa "-You will ob1c
lrida Raila on h e the subscriber by insertitiog the follow-
Florida Railroad Company on the other.
The public are at a loss, to discover ing inour valuable r rer.
any plausible reason why a controversy On the 14th Decenmber I received a
.. "letter toailed in Band ridre (,eor a,
can spring up between these parties.- le maled Banlrdge eorga,
The Company has certainly made rap- on the 22nd November. 1857 On
id and surprising progress in the con- tbhe 17th January.v I received another
struction of their Road. without, as letter mailed at the same place ou the
far as we :have any knowledge, inter- llth king a difference of sixteen
fering with the people of Micanopy, or daysin the receipt of the two letters
his Excellency; and whence the neces- There is .omething wrong on the route,
si.yof any collision? It appears from ort some Po.tmaser neglects his duty
s~~ I aI o' o -tpp a h."' 'lett : "-ie .... .u
rumor'that the Governor and 3icatiuopy and lets-the lters lie over through
are- the assaulting party, and why-7 carelessness. I-think Sir, it ought to be
Rumor again says, that the Fernandina investigated, the offenders brought to
Railroad was quietly and peaceably justice and be made more Mpunctual in
progressing in the direction o0fCedar attending to their business. In letters
Keys, until in the vicinity of Hoatchet' importance, you are aware, Sir, what
Creek, a place of modern notoriety, a loss such delay would be to the, smer-
and just about this point his Excellen- cautie department. The proper time
cy, the Govrnor, was seized with ex- fr letters mailed at Bainbridge to ar-
traneous conscientious scruples with rive here would be about four days.
regard to the spirit and meaning of the PRO BONO PUBLICO.
charter; -and rumor further says that The Board of Managers of the Amer-
his convictions became so strong that ican Bible Society held a long session
his Excellency, in company with Col. at theirrooms in New York, onThurs-
.. .* dayduring which al the evision
Leitner, visited Fernandina, and while Cyuin wi a the es on
,... .. ..Committee tendered their resignation
there, to the utter dismay of the Corn- in consequence of a disagreement with
pany, made the startling announcement the Board. .
(with his finger pointing directly at RESUMED SPEcIEPAVwENTs.-The
Micanopy,) that the Tampa route banks of Philadelphia on Wednesday
should be operated upon, (whether in formally resumed specie, payments
whole or in part, rumor does not say.) without any previous announcement of
..... ...".;- ,their intention. They had been in sus-
But here we refer to Col. Leitner's their intention. They ad been in s-
letter, which gives some information a pension since the last week in, Septenm-
letter, which gives some information 'a her, but for some time the suspension
to the result of said visit, but not all was nominal. The resumption is now
which the public desire, on this grave full and complete, and it is expected all
subject. the banks in Pennsylvania, will imme-
The substance of Col. Leitner's let- diately follow suit; .
te- is as follows: That upon Governor 'CONGRESSIONAL-A FIGHT IN 'TBE
Perry's insisting upon a change of the HOUSE.-WA-SINUTON. Feb. 6.-The
location of the Fernandina and Tam' House of Representatives adjourned
Sampat, 3 o'cJock this morning.' tiff' Mondayv
Road, the Company voluntarily promf--the question under fiscnssion being
ised, in lieu thereof, to commence the Mr Harris' (of. Ill.,) 4. resolution; to
Tampa Road, and put that portion of refer thePresident's Message to a se-
-it between the above mentioned points, lect Committee;' The friends of .the
,,,.(Micanopy and Hatchet Cre k,) lecompton Uontitntion endeavored to
Sd ) ude take the question before adjournment,
immediate contract, and prosecute the while its' opponents were trying to ad-
work vigorously to its completion as journ. '
far as Micanopy. Now. Mr. Editor. Athalf-past two o'clockthis morning,
., ".. .a fight; took place between Hon.- L.-M.
mark the expression-in lieu thereof-. a i took p between Hon LM
S, Keitt. of South Carolina. and the Hon
in lieu of what? The inference is Galusha A Grow, of Pennsylvania.-
very plain that there must be a con- Several blows passed, but the crowd
sideration for this lieu. Now, sir, if rushed in and the parties were separa-
his Excellency is clothed, by his Ex- ted. It was a free figl it .'Speaker
.. ... ~Orr succeeded in restoring,.rder, and
ecutive robe, (which we by no means an adjournment waa soon effected. A
admit,) with power to dictate to this resolution was unniadmously passed.
Company where they shall locate their making the question the special order
Road, and what.route they must com- of the day. ,
pletc first, and at the same time abso- T. THE NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS FOR
lately believes that tlie charter requires UTAH.L-Thestatementsheretofore pub- -
the Tampa route to have precedence lished about the organization, in this
over the Cedar Keys route, by what city, of a volunteer regiment fore th
moder of eas g ahs Eue, l le nc Utah service, in the event of the refu-
mode of reasoning can his Excellency sal of Congress to add to the number
relinquish the claims of Tampa, for or 'increase the force of the army iegi-
this Road, in lieu thereof, to his darling ments., contain some inaccuracies, espe-
little Micanopy. Upon the other hand cially in the names of officers. Sever-
if the charter gives the Company the al persons of distinction who have been
S e g mentioned in this connection, have
authority to make their own location, nothing whatever to do with the move-
pending Tampa and Cedar Keys, his meant, and the publication of the entire
Excellency has exercised unwarranta- list is premature. Of one thing we are
ble presumption in thus meddling, or assured, viz: that a regiment is actu-
Sr a mat-ally in progress of organization, and
in receiving any consideration, no mat- tat all the officers s have been selected
ter how reluctantly, in absence of an- with the exception of four second lieu-
thority, or even the sanction of justice, tenants. Most ofihom served in the
for such executive interference. Thus Mexican war. The men hIave not yet
it will appear, according to Col. Leit- enrolled, but there are plenty of daring
t e, ai g t o ei- adventurers who will enlist; and fill up
ner's showing, that his Excellency has the regiment, it is confidently said, at
either neglected the claims of Tampa, four days notice The meetings of the
or attempted to exercise at least a very officers, thus far, havoc been strictly -
doubtful authority, private. The services of the regiment
have been tendered, through a mem-
Before closing this subject, we most ber of Congress from this city to the
respectfully enquire of his Excellency, President and Secretary of War.-
if he did not, at the above Fernandina -New York Journalof Commerce.
interview with the Florida Railroad -It is estimated by te Journal of
Company, directly, or indirectly, ex- Commerce that there are now 806,000
press a willingness to grant the neces- barrels of flour on band in that city.
sary State bonds to carry the Road to At a recent sale of books in London,
Cedar Keys, provided the Company a copy of Wickliff's version ofthe New
would change their present location so Testament sold for $725:
as to pass Micanopy, or the south side AR ... ..
of Payne's Prairie; and further, when ARRIVALS. AT STH-E-
the Company voluntarily, proposed to s7- ce F-e. 8th, 1858. '
put the Road to Micanopy under im- Feb. 8-Dr R T H Thomas. Pine
mediate contract, &c., did it not em- Hill; J DeBruhl. Columbia, 8. C. ;*,
brace an understanding that his Excel- W A Cobb Wetumpka, Ala ; Thomas
lency would aid the Company in the Barns. Marion; Allen Gibson, Long
of Stat bonds.. c l Swamp; Jonn Gibson Long Swamp;
way oC State bonds to complete te 0 Miller, Fort Mackey; H.T an
Cedar Keys route. Sir, these great Silver Spring; Thos Harrison, Orange
highways are common property, and as Lake; B F Caffay, Montgomery Ala.;
his Excellency has manifested a desire J M MoLenore. Montgomery. Ala.; 0
to direct their building, it is nothing Hall, Savannah; Mr Smith, Palatka.
'- Feb. 9-. 9 D JohLaton, Abram-
but right that he should make the peo- town, Fla.; T M Whittaker. York

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Religious s e. W
R ev. T.C ST.ITH.M ill p
Ocala on the first and third SaVbbma '.1
each month: Preaching mniy be ek- r.
pected next Sabbath, (the-third,)dn tbc-*sT
Baptist Chatch -*

Beautiful and Las, I
c4 .,. S M 3 A s m i J.,
Cox's Urivalled Anibrotf0f ie,

MR. COXS.ha on hand, at [iesRo(i;Sla ^
Itb Court Honu., a fine assortm4i 'U'V", .
new and beautiful Gutta Pereha Gase..'"
his unexedled Ambrotype Likenesses" .%J ..-
qIca],, Feb. 13th, 185s. *
Negroes to Hire. ",
DIERSO;S W ahing to hire three oroBr-. '"
1Iood negroes can be accommodateaby'-.
making application at this office. -
Feb, 16, 1Ih59. 44._tf,'j' S
IX WEEK S after date f will fpply toj t **
honorable E. H. Jordan, Judge of Pro- '
bate in and for Alaob-ua county, for letter
of administration on the estate of VV.' ,
Lavender, dJeeeased, late of said comty.. .' =.
S *J. L. CAMEOf. -
Gainev ille, Feb. 16, 1858. ,J ; .,:

NOTICE. .- -
N assignment being -mad4to li
eCqok, Pasley &Co., forthZ benefl -
creditors, and so;eing-adv.ti.ed ja'-
week, gn examiltion I find o hat no 1i- ..'
cient anthorlty hasbeen%"de tome toa g. '
asignee, for said firm. I.1 do hereby re; M.
the books, notes and accounts tbrm'.pRea,' i
to meto the partners df.said firm, r An"d '
rose to act as said assigned.. -.
C, 1(HARLES1H. P' ;,.1.--:.,
Wacahoota, Feb. 16, 1858: t1A 44,..- "'-

$100 REWAD,
.~~. ,: ^ ^ .*''-

By MADISON S. PERRY (. lover- .e
or of Florid -'
V HEREAS, Information has beoo n ,.j
H niatd to the Exeeutive Depart.at, ,
that a murder was committed in the&oiiy "'
of .Hamilton, on thIe body of o .. ;06%
Scott by.one Robert H :Jourdan, -iaf .
said Jourdaq is now'a fugitive from J8tie *- -.
fioi, therefore .t1iMadison S. ,Perr ,
Governor of the tote ofj urida, by vi t 't
of authority rested, Die 61.law, d 0 o.r l
iy offer a reward of'one -Hunodred dof,~ar1
for the appr.-hension of'siid Jourda*-to. '-
SherierofHanmilton. "',:'',
hlEM.-Said JourdaA is about sixee 1
higb, weighs 175 pounds, sandy ha '.-
light cotnplexion *, % -
In Testimony.Whereof I havUA :t'c
unto set my hand and e U "
S [L. 8.] be affixed the Great Sea .. .
State of Florida.' -Done1 a' .
Capitol, in thie city of TalIa
S see, this 6th of FI., A. D., .
.. '-.. Goveror of r6lorda._^
'By the '"verizr "Attes t':
'l Scc'ry of Staie"
Feb. 16, 1858. -

X1 .1 T. I
S ft OPRIETOR,, ::.
IS now well furamished and open for the i
Reception of the Traveling public. lr- .j/
ery arrangement has been made for the
comfort of guests, and the Proprietor is
determined to keep as good a Hotel as any
in East Florida. Patronage- is respectfhil=
ly solicited. .
Jan., 1858. 'Iy42
Respectfully offers lAs services tol .,.
having notes and accounts for collecean,...-.- .-
All business placed in his hands wtlt 4 *q
promptly attended to. .
Feb. 8th, 1858. la

A* -.BU
THIE undersigned would respecWrhi b -
formni the citizens of Ocala and viialitj
* that ie has opened Rooms at the D&A
House, for a few Weeks. lavingjust re. .
eeived a large and sileadid assortmeoat of
Cases. Cnemucals, &e., and haviaghad eight
-ears' experience as an Artiat, he flabttsr-
himself that le can take a Picture whisk,
for style of flniah and a.perfect l
cannot be excelled. ? ..
Persons are Tequestedl to call and 'eE&B"
ie specimen, whether wising Pieta. ,,
not. Pictures taken in cloudy veahr
well as fair. "- JNO M.ILOXO -
Feb. 8th, 18a8. 8 ..
A LL persons aving demanm& -ga-M-fa-
estate of 0harles R. B. Edwiri --B ,,
Marion county, deceased, are hewr -
notified to present them to thetmdme,
administratrix, or Win. p. EdwardA fMi l
agent, within the time prescribed b3s -
or they will be barred; and all t $9
debtod are requested to make if
mediately. JULIA F. BDWA JUME,-. "'


Ocala, Feb. 1st, 1858. & B '-

A. Mode & Brother.,
A WELL LE- .6Q STooiC1wl,
At te Store _ormerly oqcept by
Waterman, at
aa Wnl&Zu W i.- -- j

TEIRt ltck laeompoIlo a mdi o.
fiane weaori rthof Drew Qoof, Ile"f j
Made Cloth.h 41-1. Cl%0olt".
Sh3os, faddlelty, jry.tzO ^H
Wart, Ti; Win', a5EaWuaqgilc
alicept In gu*c *ap5mebU5lmnat
whitei'will be &V4d at. ,h r'-
rhe citisenu of Ocala onal m 1 u
country ate respectftly invited to
examine their tok. oone will ,-, "
iisamisfi MW eltbqh, with the prilem or
ty of Goods. .
Ocala, Feb. 1, L. I

.Railroad Notice. ; *'.
A MEETINGro8wtkoholdomrthe"Otlk. -
A mnd Alachua WIarogA 0"pto
be hekl at Oala, onBFY. tith-4i do% 1
of Marcb miss6trh & j
uy. A lil t aUM I reqm sted.
By ardor of the Ewd ofDiretoM. 1 ,.,
-FM.Lso B4L, 'Af'f

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