The Weekly Standard from Raleigh, North Carolina on July 15, 1857 · Page 2
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- IfuriKi V ri.: .. 2& - ' MIS-STATING THE CASE. For the best ox cart and yoke, 4 wheelbarrow, (Trom the New York Day Book J LETTER TO HON. ELI THAYER FROST YA-c ZOO SWAMPER. S - Hba iWATBRS TadpoU Natigaton, I t( ., y Yazoos JSwamp, Mississippi, J utfa.15. S Hon. Eli Thayer Dear Sir : Having seen a. notice to the effect that you were forming a society LIST OP PREMIUMS, ' To & awards at the Third Annual Fair & ville Oounty r Agricultural Societyito U held n Henderson ok the Uth, 15th, and 16th days of October, 1857. Branch 1st lire Stock. FIRST DIVISION. First Class Thorough Bred. 1 For the best stallion over 4 years old, $10 p. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2 it " B na unaerjfi i j " the bept colt over 2 and under 8 yeara old, " the best colt under 1 year old, " tbe beBt brood mare over 4 years old, hA Kf fill? under 8 vears old. As purity of blood is tne cniei pumw ui .. tion in this dass, a well authenticated pedigree must in every case accompany each animal. Second Class. Horses not thorough bred will recede but half the above amount as second premium; but fonn, size and action will be taken into consideration. -r, -.7 trAJ7i TTnvmJl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Third Class Harness, JJraji a?u -" 1 For the best pair of match horses, $6 8 4 2 4 2 4 4 4 2 2 8 4 5 6 7 8 9 it it it Bingle harness horse, 2d " ' saddle horse, 2d " the fastest trotting horse, " " pacing horse, " best lot of farm horses, not less than 3, it it koavv draft, horse. 10 In the class for harness, saddle anu uri " J . , v.-.- form, size, durability, and kinaness, are io ... chief points of merit Fourth Class Jacks and Jennets. 1 For the best jack over 4 years old, $4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 it at it v. ann miiiei v ccaa o vvi. iennett over 4 years, rf - y 8 Fifth Class Mules. 1 For the best pair of mules, o " single mule, Rev.-Josiah Crudup.J. M. Bullock, and Gooch, Awarding Committee. SECOND DIVISION. First Class Cattle. $3 2 H. For the best bull over 8 years old, $5 3 5 4 3 2 i it do ao milch cow, do do heifer over 3 years old, An do 2d r- 1,;. ol.u nnritv of stock, size, form, quantity 2d and quality of milk is to be taken into consideration. Second Class Work Oxen. 1 For the best pair of work oxen, $3 2 " 2d M 2 In this class, form, size and docility are to be the chief points of merit. Third Class Fat Cattle. 1 For the best lot of fat cattle, 3 single ox, cow or heifer, THIRD DIVISION. First Class Sheep. IMPROVED STOCK. $5 8 1 2 8 For the best buck, lot of ewe9, " " pen of lambs, not less than 3, Second Class Natives. Same premium as improved stock. FOURTH DIVISION. SWINE. $4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 1 For the best boar of any breed, $3 2 " " sow of any breed, 3 8 " " lot of pigs, 2 4 " " and largest killing hog, 3 POULTRY. 1 For the best pair of brahmas, $1 2 " " shanghais, 1 8 " " cochins, 1 4 " " dorkings, 1 5 " " " polands, 1 6 " " sumarra game, 1 7 " " common, 1 8 " " bantams, 1 9 44 " " china geese, 1 10 " " u turkeys, 1 11 " " " ducks, 1 12 " " half dozen guinea fowls, 1 13 " and largest variety exhibited by one person, 2 William A. Harris, Arch. Davis, John S. Burwell, 13, The Marshalls trt expected toppea on Horseback, and to report themselves to the Chairman at 10 o'clock onWedrieBday morning, ready for duty.'' - s " . : ; k"' ' 1C The track will be open every day -daring the Fair, for the trial of Harness and Saddle Horses.T-The hours to be regulated by the Marshalls. 15. On Friday the list of premiums will be read out at the stand, and paid immediately at the Secretary's office ; but no premium will be paid after the expiration of three months. 16. A good band of music will be in attendance each day durmg the hours of exhibition ; and on Thursday at 11 o'clock, A. M. an Address will be delivered. 17. Chief Marshall, Dr. S. A. William ; Aids, S. W. Kittrell and I. J. Young. A. C. HARRIS, Secretary. JmiTn fliT.m vnu. THE R.K-EsTABLISHMENT OF Slavery. It would seem to require little intelligence to see that the emancipation of the negroes in the West Indies has been a miserable failure. We have had many indications of late which tell us that this opinion is beginning to prevail where it may do some good. And the following extract from an article in the Jamaica Journal, brought by tbe latest arrival from that Island, June 11th, openly advocates the re-establishment of slave labor. Its meaning is plain and unmistakable : 44 What needs there to be better proof that slave labor is more profitable than free labor, than the example of Cuba? Look at the value of real estate there compare it with that of freeholds in Jamaica. Why, the price paid for one single estate there is 800,000. This is the condition of Cuba under the slave system. Now, look at Jamaica under the free. What has been the result ? Why, t he price of real estate fell to nothing, after it could not be sold, and when a sale was made, the land was actually given away .he price paid for a freehold not more than equalling the value of its live and dead stock. Bear in mind, that previous to free labor, Jamaica was as prosperous as Cub land ruled high estates flourislted, and all the wide spread ruin we now see has been subsequent to emancipation." This manner of thinking has doubtlessbeen brought about by the increased demand for sugar and tropical products ; indeed, the same paper says that attention has been directed to the cultivation of the cane, by the high prices now ruling. This feeling has not been corncd to individuals. There was a good deal of excitement among the peo ple concerning t necessity for a supply of slave labor in soir c shape : and the Kingston Standard has ben writing a series of editorials upon the sub-jlct. The Standard however prefers the Coolie sys tem, and in its issue of the 11th of June, says : "The inhabitants of Demerarahave petitioned Par liament for laborers. They affirm that were popula tion adequate to the agricultural capabilites of the colony, there is scarcelv a limit to the extent to which cotton might be produced ; but they show that the present population is not more than adequate to the actual cultivation ol the country ; and that it cotton production to a large extent is to be entered upon, a large addition of laboring people is absolutely necessary." He adds : 44 If we had a million of souls in Jamaica, instead of some three hundred and fifty thousand, we believe that there is scarcely a limit to the value that might be ascribed to its productive industry. Manchester might be relieved of all dependence upon the Southern States of America." In the same paper, of June 2d we find the following : " It has been said, and truly sid, that many of the estates that have been abandoned since 1838, were estates that, but for the existence of slavery when they were first settled, never would have been established at all. If we go to India and supply ourselves with Asiatic labor, an outcry is raised against the introduction of Pagan superstition and of starving indolence. If we- claim to resort to Africa for a support of that labo-.' which is peculiarly adapt ed to the growth of our staples, and to the seventy of our climate, we are stigmatized as little better than slave traders in dif guise." On June 4th, the writei remarks :-" We all see how difficult it is to obtain a supply of labor in Jamaica. In point of fact, but for the fortuitous incidence of the late captured slave cargo, we have not received a single immigrant into the island for several rears. We have positive evidei ice that Cuba is recruiting her population at the rate of from twenty thousand to thirty thousand per annum, and we know that the people thus recruite d are slaves, whose labor is compulsory, yet we alio w this monstrous competition to go on." The Standard, of Jum s 1st, says : The New York papers announce, on tin authority of Messrs. Baring's circular, that a further rise of, two shillings per cwL had taken placj in sugar, with a firm market. If England would insist on putting down the trade, Cuba would be harmless in this respect, but if she succeeds in procuring the seventy thousand slaves for which provisic n is known to have been already made, in the courte of the present year, there can be no doubt that she may shortly exercise a very important influence on the sugar market." How to Stop Table Turning. In the course of its travels, table turning reached Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Leibig had, recently been established there as a professor of chemistry, the enlightened government of that kingd Dm having draw n him thither from Gl ssen. The ex periment of table turning succeeded marvellously at first, good and intelligent people were ayuazed at the phenouienon, and fairly believed, either that spiritual torces were at work in the mahogany, or that some new physical power was unfolding itself. They naturally went to the great philospher to obtain his opinion. He simply said : 44 Place your hands under thetable, and not on it. Ihey did so, and no table, however light, though running on castors over the polished floor under the smallest impulsion, would budge a hair s breadth The good people of Munich, again astonished at the facility with which they had deceived themselves, thanked Liebig for opening their eyes ; for it is not the custom there to consult men of science on obscure subjects, and then abuse them if their opinions do not happen to coincide with the popular madness of the hour. The table turning has never troubled Munich since. The explanation, of course, was, that, when their hands were under the table, they could not push it without a concious effort, inasmuch as the force of gravitation was against them. Andi as the table was an honest table it would not go. Railkoad Convention. A Convention was held at Winston on the 16lh inst, to take into consideration the Charter granted by the last Legislature of North Carolina, for the construction of a Railroad from High Point, via Salem, Winston, Germanton, and' near Danbury, to the Virginia line ; to take steps, if practicable, to secure the charter and build the Road : also to take into consideration the proposition to connect the proposed road with a road to commence at the Virginia line and run to Lynchburg, thereby making direct and continuous route to the North. Speeches, earnestly advocating the construction of the road, were mad e by Messrs. Patterson, Mas-ten, Wilson and Starbuck, of Forsyth ; Golding, and Joyce, of Stokes, and Ward of Virginia. Messrs. F. Fries, R. L. Patterson, J. Masten, Thos. J. Wilson, R. W. Wharton and D. H. Starbuck, of Forsyth, and R. D. Golding, J. M. Covington, Major Joseph Hol-derby, Wm. A. Lash and Wilson Fulton, of Stokes, were appointed a committee 4'to recommend the necessary eteps to secure our present charter, and to correspond and consult with the friends of the proposed connection in Virginia; to collect all facts and and information relative to the proposed road, and report the same to a meeting of this Convention, to be held in Winston on Tuesday the 22d of September next." 44 Wont you take my word, sir, when I tell you ;I will call and liquidate your demand on Saturday morning next ? " said a delinquent debtor to a dunning creditor with whom he had sharp words. 44 No, gir, " replied the other, 44 1 had rather you would keep your word." A Sentiment. Tbe ladies may their virtues exceed even the magnitude of their skirts, and their faults be still smaller than their bonnets. Why is a barrister like a man who passes sleepless nights? Because he lies first on one side then On the other, and is wide awake the whole time. When is beer not beer ? When its a 41 little tart'' efectutjuJ and Petclyran8wered in the following if ti - uia uiifistim ia ' No pmerou years, Bor lenrtaeoed life & Not p'-tty- children and" a wife : ' -'"Jfet pit. and c&oea aad fancy rings, .- " Nor any 'a01 like tramrtery things ; v Not pi pe, 8r nr bottled wine,. Nor liberty with kiDgs to dine ; Nor coat, no. boots, nor yet a hat, A dandy Test vr -rim cravat ; lar. d or eolden ore. Nor all the won i's wealth laid in store ; Not Mr., Rev., Sir nor Squire, With titles that the inemory tire ; Not ancestry, traced back to will. Who went from Norm ndy to kill; Not Latin, Greek nor h e&rew lore, Nor thousand volumes rumbled o'er ; Not judge's robe, nor mayor's mace ; These all united never can Avail to make a sirgle man. A truthful soul, a loving, Full of affection of its kind ; A spirit Srm, erect and free, That never bttly bendJ a knee ; . That will not bear a feather's weight Of slavery's chain, for small or great; (That truly speaks from God within, Arid never makes a league with sin ; That snaps the fetters despots make, And loves the truth for its own sake; That worships God, and him alone, And bows nowhere but at his throne ; That trembles at no tyrant's nod ; A soul that fears no one but God ; And thus can smile at curse or ban ; That is the soul that makes the man. i v, it :..., : xt ii. -i ,. 'h 7 in easy circumstances, should break up, leave And relations, old friends and neighbors, and movr , & the West. Some of the lands in North Caro l as good as ay in the world produce as rJllr are ton, corn, &c, with convenient and good. v ar! C?'" Especially does this remark apply to th sr ;j eLS" immediate section. The other day a f-" i"1 ,IIr i , .t . . . end whn was speaking of the great advance in. lands about here within the last fevr j , 1(f 0 that he knew land that had been wcr . J ' Stated dred years which would produce as w u nn 6 aun land in the West, East, North or 'i jf5 seem strange that farmers shouV ahink of iau? V 7 Smaiy a -antages here, with health and comforts winch nefer m' their new homes. J b ' 1 Suppose certain tracts oC 1 or, ; ew c ,l c. . rr, , -and in some of the new States do produce a little. . JJOre than h e disadvantages connected, vvith h vvhjch fc; e ber the advantages. W irkets are not as prices are not as gooi and the privations are We saw a man ry of moving off. Ho told us that he was in moderate circumstances, ma' iin h for hjs f ., aJ having a little tff sell, and enjoyed good health; but that he became charmed wkh the ,owj of the product- veness of the soil of some louth-weg. tern &tate. He sold out and took,' up hisljne of march for "better land gaid he? .. thave come back and ,nteri(i to buy my old farm again I hjve lost by J-je operation two thousand dollars and if I can reaver fom the false step I maie, I will never leave good Did North Carolina again unless carried off jy force." Himself and family had been sick ner-ly all the time they were gone, and when e 1? jet saw him he was searching for a doctor to eradiate the di sease he had contracted during his peregrinations. So it is with hundreds of others. Char. Democrat. Why do KO'r Negroes make their Homes among the Abortionists. The following extract, which we ts.Ke from an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Contains an idea worth looking after: "There is a remarkable and very suggestive fact in regard to the negro emigration into this State. It is this : Of the twenty-five thousand free negroes in the State, the vast majority reside in counties where there are very few Abolitionists, and which have been chiefly settled by emigrants from the Southern States. These negroes appear to have a great dread of the Abolition counties they give them a wide berth. Thus for example, Ashtabula has a negro poputin f forty-three, Geuga of seven, Trumbull sixty-tivT. ue other couDties on the lake fofcve a proportionate nu.?ller of neSfCes. These counties are settled almost excluj!'flv Is.ew England emigrants. On the other hard, Ross county, a Virginia settlement, has one thousand nine hundreu1 and six negroes : Gallia has one thousand one hundred and;ninety-eight, and Hamilton county has over four thousand. "In these counties the negro is regarded as an inferior, socially and politically, and the AbDlitionist has but a slight hole1. What is tbe cause of this striking discrepancy? Is it that the negro feels and knows his inferiority, and na turally attaches himself to the population which 'is disposed to regard him as an inferior? or is it t'oatthe whites in the lake shore counties are Aboii fionists from an ignorance of the real character of the negro9 Certainly th ere is no better mode of curing a neighborhood of Abolitionism than by infh'.cting on them a colony of free negroes. The only way in which Giddings can ever be defeated will be b' a few more such philanthropic efforts as thos e of Colonel Mendenhall, in settling a few hundred North Carolina or .Kentucky negroes in Ashtabula. If our Southern friends will send us their surplus i tegro population, let them provide that they may be. located among their kind and generous friends in the. Western Reserve. Such earnest philanthropy as 1 hey profess ought not to be "wasted on the desert air." The Late Douglas .Terkold. The remains of the late Douglas Jerrold were interred on Monday. the Uth ult., at Norwood Cemetry, London. The arrangements were unostentatious, but every mark ol respect was paid to he deceased. There were present, in addition to the members of the family of the deceased, Mr. Charles Dickens, Mr. Moncton Milnes, M. P., Sir John Paxton, M. P., Mr. John Forster, Mr. H. Dixou, Mr. Charles Knight, Mr, W. M. Thackcry, Mr. Horace May hew, Mr. B. Webster, of the Hayraarket Theatre, Mr. Buxton, the celebrated comedian, and a host of other distinguished literary gentlemen. The public will learn with deep regret that Mr. Jerrold has died without leaving a single, sixpence to his family. Under these circumstances, a committee of his principal friends haslbeen formed, for the purpose of raising a fund for the support of his wife and family. With the view of promoting this object, Mr. Charles Dickens is to superintend a series Tf literary dramatic performa ices by an amateur com-panyjof ladies and gentlemen. Among the former the Misses Dickens will appear. The lessees of various theatres are each to devote a night to the same benevolent object ; while Mr. Thackery is to give, as his contribution to the fund, the proceeds of one of the nights of his lectures ; and Mr. Russell (the limes correspondent) will deliver one of his Crimean lectures for the same purpose. These plans will be immediately carried out, while the death of Mr. Jerrold is yet fresh in the public memory. Liverpool (England) Mercury. Christopher Noble clung on to the rear portion of : a cai on the Great Western Railroad last Tuesday, in such a manner as to be concealed from sight; and, ; while the train was going at full speed, let go his hold and got off, intending to proceed to his house j close by. The consequences may be anticipated I He fell on his head; the momentum of the train j then threw him up seven leet in the air, and on j reaching the ground he was thrown up a second 1 time ; the body was then hurled a distance of J less than forty-one feet from the spot where ie first fell, and he was picked up dead. Cincinnati Gazette. To make a brilliant stucco whitewash for all buildings, inside and out, take clean lumps of well-bum'' lime, slaked ; add one-forth pound of whiting r burnt alum, pulverized, one pound of loaf sugr-three quarts of rye flour, made into a thin and wf boiled paste, and one pound of the cleanest glue a solved as cabinet-makers do. This may be put " cold within doors, but not outside. It will be brilliant as plaster of Paris, and retain the brig11 ness for many years. Kalloch and Brigbam Young. Rev. Mr. Kaljof j Tirfrhp1 in T?nlrlonrl Uo nn Sunrlnv last J of tbe confidence with which the Mr K. citizens reg' . Exchange. If Brigbam Young had occupied the pnlp't nlace of Mr. ftaltnch th nrowd. we suspect. would b&ve been Still larger. Unlon- Tbi enemies cfa mar and his party are prone; to depreciate theif Characters, either by false insinua tians or actual misrepresentations, whenever opportunity offers. 'Just, at this time the Governor of Kansas and 4he affairs of that territory are recfciV-ino- cM-wit deal of attention from the prefcs f the country. Many are disposed to censure Gov. Walker for his course since his advent into the territory, and we admit that his conduct deserves conaemnauon, but then we think it unfair to accuse mm oi enid-inffs for the South, or to abuse the President in view of the- prospect that Kansas will be free State. Kansas wilL not be a iree or slave State in consequence of any course adopted by Mr. Buchanan, or Walker either, lor toe quesuim must be decided by the actual residents of the terri tory in the manner prescribed by congress, ii a mnjority of the people are for slavery, nothing can or will prevent it from becoming a permanent insti tution of the territory, and so vice versa. Now, to say that Kansas Is lost to the South, by the bad management of the Administration, is seeking to make an impression not in the least justified by the facts of the case, anu tnose wuo so cum go know better; but by so doing they hope to make a little capital for their party. They cannot point to a single act of the Administration mat is suscepu-ble of censure in this affair. Mr: Buchanan desires that the matter should be settled by the inhabitants of the territory themselves. And certainly we ot the South ought to be satisfied with that course. We must be, or abandon our position as States' Rights men and follow the example of abolitionists by interfering with the privileges and rights of others. Uut we oo not oeneve tnai ivausas is iosi. iu iuc South, unless the pro-slavery strength in the terri tory has been exaggerated. If our iriends possessed the power and numbers at one time as represented, what has become of them ? The President has done nothing to drive them off. All the slave strength that Walker found in the territory is there sun, ana if it was powerful then it is powerful now. If there was a majority of free-souers in the territory wnen Walker went there, and they make it a free State, how can he be justly blamed? He could not make it otherwise, unless he were to set about importing voters, which he has no right to do. The hue and cry of the opposition against tne democracy, because, as they seem to think, Kansas is likely to apply for admission into the Union with an anti-slavery. Constitution, is hypocritical, and raised for the purpose of making political capital. Mr. Buchanan is too well known to the peopie oi the South as one of her consistent friends, to be in jured by the mis statements ol the opposition. And his record justifies th confidence soumern men nave always placed in him. If Walker has exceeded nis instructions aim truckled to free soilism, he should be recalled, which we think the President will do if such proves to be the case. Char. Democrat. Editor's Life. Readers rejoice, shout hallelujahs ! that you are not an editor; and let me conjure you, implore you never to have any control oi a priming office, or be in anywise connected with it, if by it, and it alone, you expect to gain your daily bread. If Job, in tne bitterness ot his gnel, bad nave exclaimed, oh ! that mine enemy were an editor, he would have imprecated a heavy curse. Laborious, vexatious and poorly requited are the labors of that man who presides over the destinies of a newspaper. Ensconsed in his office from early morn till dewy eve, shut in from the pure air of heaven debarred the pleasures of social life surrounded by piles rjx exchanges, redolent with the brains of other poor devils like himself a quire of foolscap befre Dim, with pen, ink and scissors handy, he d- age80Ut a brief existence in compiling for his reei.s' pleasure and enlightement, his own and othf thoughts. Nothing must escape his eye or pe every item of news at home or abroad, it is expd ne wjH duly chronicle. His readers are n-;inerouS) and as many men have many mimls, he must clip and write, and write and clip with a v iew to all poe'ryf or this one, politics for that one, m urders, religious l 'Lemsi horrible disasters, ship wrecks marriages, deaths births, markets, foreign items, local news, and the d-I knows what all for others. An unlucky paragrKnni a wrongly constructed senter.c- ;n h;g jeader, a supposed plagiarism lts wav jnt0 njs columns, or hh,' ,MI1., oeing short of items, he manufactures some thing to fill out with, which proves disasteful to some gentleman with a fastidious taste, or who has been sold perhaps, by said item, and the editor is started from his labors " until his hair, like the quils of the fretful porcupine, stands on end," with those ominous words uttered in a manner not to be mistaken, " stop my paper." Ah ! who can picture the despair of the editor, as he turns, with his head throbbing to almost bursting with the task it has been seeking to accomplish, and pays to his clerk, stop Mr. So and So a paper. Again he hears some thick headed nincompoops, who could not indite a single sentence grammatically or some stupid loafer, making remarks about typo graphical errors. The anguish of a man startled from his sleep at the hour of midnight, with that fearful cry, nre, and who rushing out discovers tis his own dwelling, is toothing in comparison to the daily anguish experienced by an editor. Reader, pray that you may never be an editor. But should you be so unlucky, notwithstanding your prayers, you will assuredly curse tbe day and the hour that made you one. Newberry Rising Sun. Living British Authors. Leigh Hunt is not, as is often thought, the oldest author living. Henry Hallam is six years, Walter Savage Landor is nine years, Thomas Dick is twelve years, and John Wilson Crocker is not less than fourteen years older than he. )f younger authors, who were born in the last century, twenty-six or twenty-seven arc still living. Among them are Cyrus Redding, born in 1785; Croly, born in 1786; C. W. Dilke and J. P. Collier, both born in 1789 ; Charles Knight, born in 1790 ; Dean Milman, born in 1791 ; Allison, born in 1795 ; John Clare, born in 1793 ; Grote, born in 1794; Carlyle, born in 1895; William Howitt, born in 1796 ; Albany Fonblanque, born in 1797 ; Reverend A. Dice and Carleton, the novelist, both in 1798 ; and George L. Craik, born in 1799. The birth years of a few younger living literary celebrities are as follows ; William Chambers, Samuel Carter Hall, G. P. E. James, Samuel Lover, and Thomas B. Macaulay were born all in the year 1800. Thos. Aird, Douglas Jerrold, Robert Chambers, and Sergeant Kinglake in 1802; T. K: Hervey in 1804, Disraeli, Sir E. B, Lytton, and Harrison Ainsworth in 1805; Chas. Lever in 1806; Samuel Warren in 1807; Mary Cowden, Clarke, Thomas Miller, and Richard Moncton Milnes in 1809 ; P. H. Gosse, Thorrlton Hunt, and Tennyson, in 1810 ; Thackeray, Tupper, and Charles Dickens, in 1811; Robert Browning, Charles Mackay, and John Foster, in 1812; Robert Fortune and Professor Ay torn in 1813 ; Phillip James Bailey, Shirley Brooks, and W. H. Russel in 1816; G. H. Lewis in 1817; Captain Mayne Reed and Francis Brown in 1818; Charles Kingsley, John Ruskin, and Westland Marlson in 1815 ; Hepworth Dixon and George Dawson in 1821; Matthew Arnold and James Grant in 1822; David Mason and Coventry in 1823 ; Sydney Dobell, (Sydney Yendys,) in 1824; Wilkie Collins in 1825 ; James Hannay in 1827 ; Gerald Massey in 1828; and Alexander Smith in 1830. Getting Scared. The friends of1 Mr. Smith are not quite so sanguine as they were immediately after the action of the Winton Convention. Then they would tiot begio to be satified with less than fiive hundred majority in the District. Now how ever, they have discovered 1 hat it is going to be a very close contest. Whence.this cooling down? Surely you are not going to give up the contest one one month before the election ! The fact is that you are so badly scared that the services of Johnuy Pool have been called into requisition. While Dr. Shaw and Mr. Smith are fulfiling their regular appointments in Gates, this champion of Know Nothingism is stumping it in Hertford. ; If Mr. Smith can't take care of his own county, what in the world is he going to do with the District ? "Help me, Cassius, or I sink !" Where's Rayner and the Pope's nuncio ! Can't these political spirits be called from the misty deeP? WilUamsten Banner. Malice, the dirty road on which revenge travels. Why should the male sex avoid the letter A? Because it makes men mean. . If a woman would have the world respect her husband, she must set the example. 1 8 6 4 3 ii ii ii 2 horse pleasure carnage, 2 " top buggy, 1' ii ii t ii ' ii ii 1 " open " Third Class Harness, Saddlery, &e. For the best set of carriage harness, $4 3 2 3 8 2 1 2 it ii " buggy " single buggy harness, gents, saddle, bridle & mart'els, ladies saddle, bridle & mart'gals, set 2 horse wagon harness, ii i it " lot of calf skins, half dozen, " russet leather, i doz. sides, dressed sheep skin, ii ii ii ii i 2 1 Fourth Class Machinery. For the best horse power, " wheat thresher, $4 3 2 2 2 1 1 $2 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 fan mill, straw cutter, well pump, ii ii " " churn, " corn sheller, Fifth Class Cabinet Work. For the best bed stead, " " bureau, M " wardrobe, " " wash stand, ti ii " safe, 44 book case, 44 sofa, 44 rocking chair, 44 half dozen chairs, 44 hair mattress, 44 shuck 44 ii ii Sixth Class Hats, Shoes, &c, For the best pair of gents, boots, " " " " shoes, $2 ii ii ii ii 44 ladies 44 wool hat, 44 44 straw 44 44 41 grass 44 44 44 straw bonnet, " 44 grass or hair bonnet, S. S. Royster, John F. Harris, T. Awarding Committee. H. Blacknall, Branch Fourth Manufactures. First Class Household and Mill Fabrics. For the best piece of Woolen Jeans of 5 y'ds, $2 it ii u ii Linsey 44 2 ii ii " " Kersey 44 2 ii ii Flannel of 5 yards, 2 Vesting, 2 Woolen Carpet, 4 Cotton 44 . 2 Shirting and Shewing, 2 Cotton Jckns, 2 To Cloth, 2 Diaper, 2 ii ii Made Gent's Coat, 4 44 Vest, 2 44 Pants, 2 44 Shirt, 2 Hearth Rug, 2 p'r yarn and cotton Socks, each, 50c yarn Counterpane, 3 2 44 2d " 2d 44 2d 44 2d For the ii ii White Cotton Counterpane, ii it ii 44 Stuffed ii it ii Bed Quilt, it ii largest variety of the above articles exhibited bv one person. Second Class Ladies Ornamental Needle 1 For the nicest Piano Cover, Work. $5 2 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 2d Table 44 ii ii Ottoman, it Embr'ed Handkerchief, ii ii 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d 2d II It Chemezette, ii Sleeves, ii ii ti ii White Embr'd Child's Dress, ti ii it it Silk it ii it ii Worsted 44 44 44 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 44 44 White Embr'd Ladies Skirt, For the largest variety of the above articles ex hibited by one person, 5 Third Class Paintings, dec. 1 For the best Oil Painting, $5 2 44 44 Grecian 44 3 3 44 44 Pastel 44 3 4 44 44 Crayon or Pencil Drawing, 2 5 For largest variety exhibited by one person, 5 William A. Eaton, R. A. Hamilton, Thomas J. Blacnall, Awarding Committee. 1 For the best essay on the cultivation of Corn, $5 2 41 44 44 44 44 Wheat, 5 3 44 44 44 44 44 Tobacco, 5 4 44 44 44 44 44 Cotton, 5 J. J. Wyche, Rev. L. K. Wiley, Col. J. R. Hargrove, Awarding Committee. All articles omitted on the list will be awarded discretionary premiums, in proportion to those named under the different heads. Hugh S. Hays, Thos. C. Hughes, G. S. B. Harris, Reception Committee. REGULATIONS. 1. Upon the payment of the annual tax of one dollar, all members of the Granville County Agri cultural Society will be presented with a badge of membership, and be required to wear the same during the Fair. This badge will admit his wife and children under 12 years of age. 2. By a resolution passed, persons from any county in the State, or from any other State, can become members ot this society, upon the same terms, and be entitled to all the privilegss of a citizen of the county. 3. The Fair Grounds will be opened for the recep tion of visitors at 12 clock M. on Wednesday.- Price of admission, 25 cents, children and servants half price. Clergymen, Editors, Teachers and pu pils of all charitable institutions, admitted free. 4. Agricultural Societies and Institutions from other counties or States, are invited to send dele gates, such delegates will be presented with a complimentary badge of membership. 5. All Exhibitors who intend to compete for the premiums, must become members of tbe Society, and they are earnestly requested to have their arti cles or animals entered at the Secretary's Office, in Reception Hall, at or before 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, and no article or animal admitted after Wednesday, to contend for the premiums. 6. All articles or animals entered for exhibition must have cards attached, with tbe number as entered at tbe Secretary's office ; and exhibitors must, in all cases, procure their cards, before placing their articles or animals oh the iair Ground. 7. Exhibitors are required to give attention to their animals on exhibition, and must bear the ex pense of feeding ; provisions may be had on the grounds, at the market prices. 8. No premium will be paid on any article or animal placed on exhibition, if removed before the close of the Fair, without the consent of the Chairman of the Executive Committee. 9. The judges will withhold premiuns on articles or animals, in their opinion not worthy ; though there be no competition. 10. The regulations of the Society must be strict ly observed, otherwise the society will not be res ponsible for the omission of any article or animal not entered on its books. 11. The awarding committees are reauested to re port themselves to the Chairman of the Executive Committee by Wednesday 10 o'clock A. M.; and any member finding it inconvenient to attend, will please inforn the Chairman a few days before the Fair. 12. The Chief Marshall with efficient aids will be on the grounds duruig the hours of exhibition to keep order, and a diligent Police will attend at night to prevent accidents ; .though: the Commi (tee will not be. responsible for ny that may occur. with the avowed object ot colonizing anu reuuv the worn out lands lying on the tide waters of Eastern Virginia ; now, sir, the object of , this communication is to invite you and your Yankee colonists to the more fertile lands lying on the Yazoo river , a description of which may not be unnecessary, me Yazoo river is a very smaH, narrOw. muddy stream, -of great length, and with' as many bends, crooks, winds and twists, as are in a Yankee conscience, winding its way through one of the most fertile and productive regions of country in the world. Upon either side of the river lie immense bodies of un-tViirlclv set with a dense forest, m which you and trees of every description and Of gigantic proportions. Underneath this growth you will find the tall, rank, blue cane growing as thick as the sins of a Yankee preacher. Intermingled with this you will find the vine and bamboo, bo you see that in the summer months, when the forest is in thick foliage, there night holds her regal sway, and unbridled nature reigns supreme. The spontaneous productions are such as to conduce to the comfort of and happiness of every Yankee. Among the most choice are alligators, turtles, buffalo gnats, mosquitoes, and other delicacies sufficiently inviting to tickle the most fastidious appetite of the most dainty Yankee. On the cultivated lands grw to perfection, string beans, onions and 44 pumpkins ;" the latter grow to a fabulous size, one being sufficiently large to house Eli Thayer and his colonists the first winter, and feed them some. You need not fear the attacks of mosquitoes, as it is well known that the blood of the Yankees on the coast, from the river St. Johns to Caps Cod, has become so thin and poor, from severe cold, hunger and ague fever, that the mosquito would starve to death in the vain endeavor to draw nourishment trom the blood of the Yankee ; while, on the other hand, th Yankee would fatten on the swamp malaria, and live for ever. Now, this portion of the Yazoo Swamp is not adapted to either white folks, niggers, or mules, and we presume it would therefore be a fine country to grow string ber.s, onions, 44 pumpkins" and Yankees. Sbf'd you conclude to come, you must accede to the following propositions : 1. You must leave your kind of morals in the land of steady habits, as we do not tolerate Kallochism here. 2. You must not color and trim the leaves off the pumpkin vines and sell them for baling rope. 3. You must not defraud, cheat, swindle or cor- runt onr nie'B'ers. 4. On vour entrance into the State, you and all your Yankee colonists must take an oath to support the Constitution of the United States, as we do not tolerate treason here. In using the term Yankee, in this communication, we mean to bddI v it to that species of the human race who foster in their hearts lying, hypocrisy, de ceit and treason, the British loving Yankee, and not national men at the North. Your obedient servant, YAZOO SWAMPER. A verv laree proportion of the Democratic papers of th( South do not aeree wholly with Governor Walker's course in Kansas. What they dislike they ODenlv condemn. In doing so they are right. In doing otherwise they would be wrong. An attempt at censuring, proscribing or gagging such papers, would be a ridiculous failure. They are the true re presentatives of the Southern Democratic feeling, be cause they are the independent exponents of Demo cratic principle. Ihey give to a uemocratic Admin istration its best and most efficient support, because unbought and free ; and because given, not merely of course, but in testimony of a genuine, living ap proval, and known to be so given. The day of mere hacks is over, we trust the day of this man s organ or that man s organ has closed, or nearly so. The day in which Editors worthy of their vocation, would consent to have their course controlled by this or that influence, or swerved to conform to the aberrations of men in or out of powj er, we hope never more to see. Any aip al or. ganic denunciation or proscription of Democratic papers because of the expression of true Democratic sentiments, must result in ridiculous failure, and will be tried on only by the weak-minded or inconsiderate. The independent Democratic papers of the South give a cordial and hearty support to Mr. Buchanan's Administration, because they believe it to be right in the main. They would be unfaithful to their trust if they followed it one step farther than they believe it so to be. We are sorry to see some of our Democratic contemporaries delivering themselvs of diatribes against the Georgia Democracy, because they cannot agree with the right of Gov. Walker to constitute himself a partizan of Free Soil by arguring the question of the institutions of Kansas and deciding against the South, so far as his officiat judgment goes. The Georgians are right in disapproving of Mr. Walker's course. Whether the mode and manner in which their disapproval is expressed be the best or not, is a matter we do not care to discuss. No good is to be done by finding fault with the majority of the Democracy of the South by whom Walker's course is condemned. The Washington Union of yesterday, has quite a lengthy article on this subject. It acknowledges that nearly the whole Southern press is opposed to certain features in Mr. Walker's Inaugural address. Does this mean'nothing ? Are those presses and their conductors factionists, or are they not with some exceptions, we admit among the truest and most conservative papers in the Union ? Will it do to class Mississippi and Georgia as mere factionists, and throw back in their teeth the charge of disorganization. Not quite, we think. If the Southern Democratic presses and conventions are mistaken in their views, they are open to conviction, but cannot be moved by denunciation. They all give and still give to the administration a cordial support they would not willingly differ from or denounce any of the acts of that administration, or of any of its agents. They are the creators, not the creatures of the administration. They placed it in power, and by doing so, pledged themselves to sustain it in every fair and proper manner. They vsorked for it as the nearest representative of their views as the best agency through which to secure and perpetuate the rights of all. They did not establish it as a dictator, and we have no sort of idea that Mr. Buchanan ever dreamed of sustaining any such relation or occupying any such position as some weak and indiscreet followers would wish to place him in. It is those who attempt to place him in this false position whose course really tends to disturb the harmony of the Democratic party, and excite a spirit of hostility between its different portions. Wilmigton Journal. Church Struck bt Lightning Hoops Melted. Sabbath before last a violent thunder storm passed over New Jersey. At Jamesburg, near Amboy, the Sabbath school of the Presbyterian Church was holding its meeting in the afternoon, when the fluid struck the building. It, entered the roof, making only a small hole, and descended by the chandalier to the centre of the church, where it exploded. Quite a number of adults, as well as children, were prostrated by it, and their clothes burnt. Yet no fatal results followed, although some hours, and even days, followed before perfect restoration took jilace. But the remarkable feature of it remains to be told, and this is given by a clergyman who received it from one present. It is stated that the ladies who wore brass hoops in their dresses were uninjured, but the hoops themselves were melted ! The electric fluid was thus diffused, and perhaps lives saved, by this novel species of conductor. N. Y. Evangelist. Thb Great Holland Remedy 1 Bojkhave's Holland Bitters. Persons subject to nervous or sick headache, will find in Boerhave's Holland Bitters a sure, safe and pleasant remedy. It soothes tbe throbbing head, corrects acidity of the stomach, assists digestion, and creates a healthy appetite. It is, without doubt, a most delightful preparation and an effectual remedy. The fact that it is now a very popular medicine throughout the Holland settlements in Wisconsin,-New York, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana, speaks much in its favor. See advertisement in another column. Awarding Committee. Branch 2d Agriculture. First Class. ? 1 For the best sample of wheat, not less than half a bushel, $2 2 For the best sample of corn, not less than half a bushel, 2 3 For the best sample of leaf tobacco, not less than 5 pounds, 5 4 For the best sample of manufactured tobacco, not less than 5 pounds, 5 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 For the best sample of cigars, one box, 1 " " sample of cotton, 10 lbs in seed, 2 it ii ii ii oats in stalk, 2 rye " 2 peas, half bushel, 2 beans, " 2 sweet potatoes, bush. 1 ii it ii ii ii " not less than 5 varieties of field crop, it i 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 ii it Irish potatoes; half bushel, turnips, beets, carrots, onions, cabbage, ii ii ii ii it ii it ii the greatest variety of the above products exhibited by one person, 3 20 ' the largest average product peracre of wheat, corn, tobacco, and cotton, and mode of cultivation of each, 5 Certificates to accompany the above products, stating their yield per acre. Second Clau Food, Condiments, &c. &c. For the best sample of pickled beef, $2 1 3 8 4 6 ii pork, 2 " hams or sides, 2 jar fresh butter, over 5 pounds, 1 sample of honey, tallow candles. ii ii ii a it ii ii ii and soap, each, 1 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 barrel of wheat flour, 2 sample of wheat starch, 1 " potato i wheat bread, 2 loaves, 1 ii it ii ii it " " crackers, i preserves, pickles, iel- ies, jams, catsups, cordials, &c, each, 1 1 ' ' of the following dried fruits. viz: peaches, apples, pears, not lesrthan ope peck, cherries, grapes, figs, &c., Ac., not less than five pounds, each, i For the best sample of domestic wine, 1 bottle 1 cider, 1 ' 1 " " and greatest variety, exhibited by one person, 8 Third Class Horticulture. For the best specimen of apples, it ii peaches, ii it it ii i ii it ii pears, quinces, grapes, of fruits i the greatest variety exhibited by one person, Fourth Class Fruit Trees, &c 3 $2 2 2 1 For the largest variety of apple trees, tt It peach " pear " straw and raspherry 14 II II II vines, " .'' " exhibited bv one Derson. 4 Hon. A. W. Venable, William H. Robaxds, Henry . Watkins, Awarding Committee. . Branch 3d Mechanics. finf n ao 1 3 S ler the best plow of each kind. - 2d M it " Hha largest variety of agricultural imple menu exhibited by one pereon, $3 2 t 3 3 For tbe best 4 horse wagon, ' ' $4 8 2 X

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