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TBS kOU32 0? YEVABLX. The Ignorance of Professor Mathews in regard to the, Venable family has touched a distant reader of The Ixteb Ocsas In North Carolina; and he gives us a little family history which shows that the name of Tenable. honored in letters," has also long been famous in history. This gentleman, gentleman, who comes to the rescue of the Cin cinnati Professor, is S. F. Tenable, of Ashevllle, N. C. son of a former United States Senator of that State. He says: Prior to the eonauet of England by Will lam the Conqueror, a Norman Baroa went out on a toray against a neignoonng icuaai nhlettxln. Tn attaek ws anticipated, and hia oart r anibuihiul Dnrina a hand-to-band hand-to-band hand-to-band hand-to-band hand-to-band encounter between the two barons, the first one mentioned was in danger of being overpowered overpowered by his opponent, when a yeoman earns to his resene and slew his antagonist witn a boar spoor. His arrateful leader knighted him upon the spot, and gave him as a erest an arm bent In the act of throwing a javelin or boar spear, wiih this motto, Vinoo Yenabulo" ionquer with a spear. He then founded the town of" Venable. now In Normandy. He followed the fortunes of William the Conqueror, and was made, for bis services in England. Earl of Kinderton. who Is the bead of the VaaDle family. The present Earl Is Charles Vernon Venable. and bis coat of arms la a dragon standing on a Dsh in a net: ne Is wioged. an arrow or iavlin pierces his crest, while be has half-swallowed half-swallowed half-swallowed a naked infant. The Isteb Oceax has not been ignorant ignorant of the good name and the prowess of the house of Venable. The above scrap of history wo publish for the enlightenment of some of our literary readers, who are posted in the writings, but have never heard of the name of Tenable. It might well be doubted whether, at any time in the future. It will be safe for our esteemed fellow citizen, Professor Mathews, or any other man, to question, " Who is Tenable?" He comes of fighting stock. " His coat of arms is a dragon on a fish in a net." mind you. with no chance of escape. His ferocity is forcibly forcibly expressed by "a javelin piercing his erest," while ne deliberately "swallows a naked Infant." Having laid bare these Interesting Interesting historical facts, and developed the cannibalistic tendencies of this ancient and honorable house. The Ietkb Oceajt trusts that it will hear no further references to the " Unknown Tenable." Can Mathews, who, compared with this ancient family, is a mere upstart upstart and parvenue, produce an ancestor with a boar's had? If so, let him do It. Although the Cincinnati Professor is a modest gentleman, claiming less for himself himself than his -friends -friends do for him. yet who can say that "blood will not tell, " or that the warlike spirit of bis ancestors will not assume control and call the famous "boar spear" to duty. ; The Ltteb Oceax will make a plea for amity, and will hope to stand by and smoke the pipe of peace when "mutual confidence is restored" between the honored house of Mathews and the ancient and equally honored house of Tenable.