THE LAW it CXCEAILLE SEWS
OFFICE SOI Tit SIDE PUBLIC SQUARE.
J. R. SIMSICXS, Editor and
PUBLISHED EVERY' WEDNESDAY.
A F TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM IN ADV ANTE
PROFESSIONAL, C AROS.
JACKSON A- HUTCHINS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
WILL practice in co-partnership, in the
counties of Walton, ’•tckson, Gwinnett,
Hall and Forsyth.
During Mr. Jackson’s abscence from
Georgia, business letters should be addressed
to the firm, at Lawrenceville.
JAMES J ACKSOX, I K. t.. HUTCHINS. JR.
Athens, Ge<» , Lawrenceville, Ga.
Aug. 29, 1860.
THOMAS E. WINN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ALPHA RETT X. MILTON CO., GEORGIA.
TTYill practice in the counties of Milton,
yy Cobb, Cherokee, Forsyth and Gwinnett.
attention given to the col
lection of debts.
March 6,1861. 23 ts
FRANCIS F. Jl’ll YN,
Will attend promptly to all business en
truited to his care
JAMES P. SIMMONS ... SAM. J. WINN
SIMMONS & WINN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
PRACTICE in the Counties of Gwinnett
Milton, Forsyth, H ill Habersham. Frank
lin, J ickson, Walton, Newton. DeKalb and
Fultin. and in the Supreme. Court for the
Aug. 29, 1860.
TYLER M PEEPLES.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
WILL practice in the counties of Jackson.
Gwinnett. Hall. Forsyth and Milton.
Prompt attention given to securing and col
lection of debts.
Aug. 29. 1860. tt
E. R BASSE EN,
February 1~ ,ü bß ly.
CT MMING. FORSYTH COUNTY, GA.
BY JOHN CAIN, Ju.
Bespeetfully refers to his patrons
WM. E. WHEELOCK,
April 3, 1861. ly
MONROE, WALTON COl NTY, GA.
FTMIIS House is now open for the aceomo
j dation of the public, and the proprietor re
spectfully solicits a libeial share of the public
J. 8. BULLOCH, Proprietor.
Feb. 13, 1861. 20 ly
rjlllß undersigned would respectfully inform
| tbe citizens of Lawrenceville, and sur
rounding country, that he keeps constantly on
hand, at his old stand, all kind of Furniture,
such as Bureaus, Bedsteads, Tables, and
WINDOW-SASH MADE TO ORDER,
I will sell all the articles in my line of busi
ness cheap for CASH or Country Produce.
w. il Mayne.
March Ist 1861. ly
LEU YL ADVERTISEM E NTS. -
A GREEABLY to -an order of the
-«£*- Court of Ordinary of Gwinnett
countv, will he sold before the conn
house door in the town of Lawrence
ville, within the legal hours of sale, on
the first Tuesday in December next,
the following property to wit : One
hundred tnd ninety acres of land (WO)
more or less in the sixth district of
Gwinnett county, known as No. 28, ad
joining land of Joshua Bradford and
others, it being the place whereon Red
ick Betts resided at the time of his
death. Sold as the properly of said
Redick Betts, deceased, with the wid
ow’s dower excepted. Sold for the
benefit of the heirs and creditors of said
deceased. 'Terms made known on the
day of sale. 'l’his October 12th, 18(51.
JOHN M. BETTS.
Oct. 16, 1861. tds
GIEORGIA, FORSYTH COl N
f TY.—Whereas Hardy Strickland)
executor of Jacob Strickland, represents
to the Court in his petition duly filed
and entered on record that he has fully
administered Joab Strickland s estate,
’/’his is therefore to citeali personseon
eerned, kindred and creditors, to sli' w
cause, if any they can, why sain Ex
eciitor should not be discharged from
his Executorship and receive letters of
dismission on the second Monday in
H. BARKER, Ordinary.
June 12, 1861. 6m
UWTHEREAS Jackson A. Nunally
and John J. Bonds Administra
tors of the estate of Dudley Bonds, de
ceased, represents in their petition duly
filed and entered on record, that they
have fully Administered the estate of
Dudley Bonds. This is, therefore, to
Cite all persons concerned, kindred and
Creditors, to show cause if any They
Can why said Administrators should
liot be discharged from their Adm’inis'-
tration and receive IbtterA
on the first Monday in December next.'
This Julv Ist 1861.
G.T. RAKESTRAW, Or’dv.
juTv II HOL. 11 6ny
GEORGIA, FORSYTH COUNTY.
By II ERE AS William Roper Ad
’ ’ m.nistrator of Elizabeth Mastets,
represents to the Court in his petition,
duly filed and entered on record, that
he has fully Administered Elizabeth
Masters estate. This is. therefore, to
cite all persons concerned, kindred and
creditors, to show cause, if any they
can why said Administrator should not
he discharged from his Administration,
and receive letters ■*’ dismission on
the second Monday in January next,
11. BARKER, Or’dv.
jttly 10. 1861. 41 6m
GEORGIA, GWINNETT COUNTY.
Wy HERE AS Anderson 11. Arnold
’ ’ applies to me for letters of admin
istration on the estate of Polly Ann
Arnold deceased. These are therefore
to cite and admonish all and singular
the kindred and creditors of said de*
ceased to file their objections, if any
they have, why said letters should not
he granted the applicant on the first
Monday in September next.
Given under my hand at the office,
this August 3rd 1861.
G. T. RAKESTRAW, Or’dy.
August 7 1861. 3m *
NOTICE TO DEBTORS ANO CREDITORS.
A LL persons indebted to Jas. Waits
late ol Gwinnett county,deceased,
are requested to call on the undersign
cd and make immediate payment, and
all persons having demands •-■gainst
said estate are requested topresent them
to the Administrator, duly authentica
ted in terms of the law.
NEW TON WAITS, Admr.
Sept. 11, 1861. 3m
GE O R GIA, G WIN NETTCO UNT Y.
riAVVO months afterdate application wdl be
| nude to the Court of Ordinary of Gwin
nett county, Ga., at the regular term after the
expiration of two months from this notice, for
leave to sell the land of Polly Anu Arnold,
deceased, for the benefit of the heirs ami credi
tors of said deceased.
ANDERSON A. ARNOLD, Adm’r.
Sept. 4, 1861.
ADMIMSTR YTORS’ SALE.
VYT'ILL he sold, before the court
i ♦ house door, in Cumming, For
syth county. Georgia, on the first Tues -
day in December next, the land ar d
plantation in said county on which Am*
brose Pirkle lived at the ‘ime of his
death, consisting of the following lots
to wit: Nos. 361, 420,504. 506, 6(H).
508,500, 572, 576. 577, 581, 47, and
48. each lot containing forty acre s, and
i out.lining in the whole sdt) acres.—
'There is a good new saw mill on said
premises. There is a portion of the
land cleared and a portion in the woods.
It is situated in a healthy and pleasant
location. The terms will be credit 12
months with approved security. Titles
executed when the money is paid- Any
persons wishing to buy at good farm in
this section will do well to attend this
LEWIS B. PHILLIPS,
NA I’HANIE L PIRKLE,
October 23. 1861. ids
/" 1 EORGIA. G WIN N ETT COUNTY'
* JT Whereas Asa B. Wright applies to me
for letters of guardianship of the property of
Charles C. George, minor and orphan of 1 en
ry T. George, deceased. These are therefore
to cite all persons concerned to show cause, if
any they have, why letters should r ot be gran
ted the applicant on the Ist Monday in De
Given under mv hand at office this Oct.
29th, 1861. G. T. RAKESTRAW,
Oct. 30, 1861.
ADMINISTRATORS’ SA LE.
A GREEABLY to an order of the
Court of Ordinary ot Gwinnett
county, will be sold before the Court
House door in the town of Lawrence
ville within the legal hours of sale on
the first Tuesday in December neat,
the following lands to wit: Sev
enty-five acre- part of lot. No. 293, asm!
one hundred and ninety acres ;»f
lot No. 316, all in the fifth District of
said county, adjoining lands of Hugh
Lowe and other®. Sold aS the proper
ty of James L. Etchison, deceased.—
Sold for the benefit of the heirs and
creditors of said deceased. Terms
made known on thedayof sale. 'l’his
October 15th. 1861.
FRANCES B. E TCHISON,
Oct. 16, 1861. tds
(;wi nnett sheriff’s sale.
WWffTLL be-sold before the courthouse
** door in the town of Lawrence*
v;lie Gwinnett county, Ga., within the
legal hours of sale, on the first Tuesday
in December next, the foliowing prop"
erty to wit :
Eight hundred and forty acres of
land more or less, Nos. not known, be
ing the place formerly owned by David
W. Spence, and whereon William B.
Roberts now resides, adjoining lauds of
Nathan L. Hutchins, James P. Sim
moiTs, Samuel Rawlins, and others, lev
ied on as the property of Lewis Brown
by 7‘rtue of a fi la in favor of the Bank
Ol ' the State Georgia vs. the Law
rencevile Maniilacliu.Ty Company Jas.
Garmany, llirain ji. William.’ Levis
Brown and others. Said fi ta T.ow con
trolled by saiil Hiram R. Williams, am' 1
also a fi fa in favor of the Bank of
Fulton vs. the said “ The Lawrence
ville Manufacturing ('ompany,” prin
cipal, Merit Camp, John Mills, Asa
Wade, Lewis Brown, and others, as se
curities and endorsers. Said last fi fa
controlled by said Merit (‘amp. Both
of said fi fas issued from the Superior
court of said Gwinnett countv.
JOHN S. McELV ANY,
Dept, Sheri IT.
Oct. 30, 18(51.
BLANKS FOR SALB
.IT THIS (jftll K;
TOB WORK, ; .
NEATLY E X E0 I) (t D !
A r THIS OFT IC E.
LIAVRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, NOVEMBER 20,
M ISCE 1. L A N E OUS.
From the Christian Advocate.
er El I-OSSFS CAEN'S.
Sweet are the uses of adversity. Let
us consider them. 'That the Southern
people lose much by the war is evident:
that they gain much is equally certain
if not so evident.
‘•One benefit of every war,” so said
the quaint Timothy Titcomb, “is the
saving of a large crop of young men.”
I'he future power and glory of the
country rest on her young men. War
schools them to labor, to discipline to
hardship. Fops and exquisites do not
wait on Bellona, but brave, haic hand
ed, sun-browned men. Fi tie blotbes
gold-headed canes, hair grease, and
scented are not the fash
ion now; but dtont and simple attire,
the heavy musket, the tin canteen and
leather straps. Light-wheeled buggies,
behind “2.40 ’ trotters, give way to
lumbering artillery wagons, with can
non and eaisens. What a change J
The rations of camp, the camp-stool
and the camp-bed, the sentinel watch
and the soldier’s march—these nourish
men. The high resolve, the patriotic
thoughts, the unselfish daring and do
ing of war, are favorable to a noble de
velopment of character. The pros.,
peel was not flatterirg a few years ago.
Luxury and soilness were corrupting
us, and our sons w ere growing up very
spindling plants in their youth. The
muscle, and be ue, and blood of the
forefathers, who stood the brunt of’76,
and subsequer.tly conquered the coun
try trom wild. Indians and wild beasts,
were running low. Simple manners,
and plain tastes, and vigorous pursuits
are come .(gain. 'The fodder crop has
been lost, b at we shall save a large crop
of young men.
The xh.ughters also share the benefit
oi the presen', adversity. ArrayeJ in
muslins and lace, they had well nigh
been trorked oil’ into “angelic crea
lutf s but now there is a prospect of
real women, in homespun. Old-fash*
ioned spinning-wheels and looms are
seen again. Had advent been
I delayed a few years longer, none would
i have been found to teach their use.—
: Thousand?, of young ladies, who had
grown up without kiio,ving how to fin*
ger a knitting-needle, are making socks
lor the soldiers. Patching and weaving,
making new garments out of old ones,
dispensing with “a love ol o bonnet” for
each of the four seasons—these are being
'earned. Godey’s fashion plates are
not inquired alter. The delicate sip
pers at Java coli’ee are satisfied with
Rio, and are devising means to eke out
that wi h parched meal, okra, and rj e—o.
Paris slippers, and Philadelphia boots,
witli consumptive soles, are disappear
■ ing before home-manufactured loot-gear,
j In fact, the necessities of war and self
j denial of the blockade are forcing re..
forms on us—personal and social—
which have long been desired, but none
had the courage to inaugurate. We
were going too fast, and selfJnduL.
gence was eating away the manhood
and womanhood of the nation.
'The greed for gain has been cheek
ed. A long, enervating, prosperous
peace was making us a mercenary,
money, worshipping people. Great prin
ciples were not cherished : the popu
lar mind had lost sight of them. Our
solid men were very timid of any sha-p.
well-defined assertion of right, lest it
should make a fuss that would hurt
trade, and send stocks down, and in*
terrupt the Pactolian stream that was
pouring wealth into their cofl’ers. The
spirit of the nation needed toning up.
The price of liberty had well nigh
been forgotten. The pulse of patriot
ism was languid. Statesmen had been
crowded out by politicians, and these
were doing a huckstering business—
corrupt and corrupting. The body
politic needed a purging, and the body
politic is getting it. Witness the num
ber of incapable public men who have
gone under: of timid, selfish, time
serving, small-great men who have been
ordered to back seats. Competent and
honest public servants are appreciated
in this hour, and sought alter, and ano
ther lease has been secured to consti
tutional freedom. Is there no compen
sation for our troubles in this general
awakening of principle and patriotic
We lose many Measures hy being no
longer one nation with the North. For
instance, we lose the chance, of spend
ing sixty millions of dollars every year
in travelling about their hotels and wa
tering-places, and taking their impu
dence. We lose thechanceof sending
our children to Yankee schools, at live
millions of dollars annually—there to
be taught that Boston is the hub of the
universe, and the Puritans were the
sum of all perfection. We lose the
bargain of getting tainted school-books
and general reading, at a few cents
cheaper than new!y*ar.inscd Southern
enterprise can furnish vvilat is sound.
YY e lose the refined society of Yan*
kee school-masters, ai.d pedlars, and
sore-throat agents for all sorts of asso
ciations, who used So visit us, enjoy
our hospitality, fleece us handsomely,
write abusive letters back, and then,
after making a pile, take themselves
back to the North.
'The profession of teaching—always 1
j >nora’J“- llt 1101 sullieietitly honor" '
cd—wii; rise in I '' ,llj li»’ estimation ; and
Southern yontn, IT'de an. 1 fenrile, will I
be brought up and devoted to it, in I
ply to suit the demand.
All the mechanic arts will rise in j
public estimation. The nasal.,tv/arg' [
ing, abolitiom.bred rats htjye left the I
sl|ip. 'The mechanic, arts were held '
by Joo many at the level of their eh;ir- '
aider —a sly,sharp, slippery generation.
The good, the worthy, the line, v, h<> I
came from that region, are with its still i
by a natural jillinity. A'l welcome to I
them! Families of wealth and ambi
tion will no longer be shut up to a I'ety i
professions., for their sous, but. all the j
field ofi i r)fcm.hai, : ift.nrjs ary optn>
honorable competition. Tiieimiii who 1
Gau help realize an I in.iinlain our in-
“independent in all things—neutkal in nothing.
dependence in all departments of in
dustry, wjll be gratefully acknowledged
as a ptil’in; benefactor, and as the peer
ol 'he best. Franklin will again be
printer, linger Slurrnan shoemaker,
and Fulton an engineer.
The institution of domestic slavery
is being put by this war in its true
light before the world. Not as an ele
ment of national weakness, but strength,
it will hereafter be -oui.led. AVhilc
theritling.iacec o lorth J() (he
vile t'uthe mnd and raise the staples of
’subsi .Hence and commerce in the usual
quantity. The North verily thought
that slave insurrections would break
out shrill*«njeoiisly with the war. This
was liieic rod of' terror over us, their
boast, and final resort —they would
raise insurrections, or father, they
would give an opportunity, and servile
insurrections would be general and
spontaneous. Horrid picture® they
drew, and uttered horrid prophecies. -
Northern and English philanthropists
did not know, they could not be made
to understand the tenure of domestic
slavery—the real relation between the
master and the servant—between the
while and the black races. Well, the
war has been going on long enough to
convince them that all their ealcula
' lions were cast in error. Since the air
; olitionists that were among us have
been scared out and driven off, the ne
groes have been quieter than ever, —
There has not been a single neighbor
hood insurrection in the grain, the cot
ton, or the sugar plantations, notwith
standing a very large proportion ol the
male white population has been with*
drawn to different ami distant seats of
war. The women and children and
the o'd men sleep safely with open
doors, and their slaves pray that their
masters may whip their enemies, and
come home again. Many slaves were
taken by their masters as body ser
vants to I he war, and we have not heard
of a single case of 'desertion or treach
ery. Indeed, not a few of them have
made their abolition friends bite the
dust, or driven them into camp as cap
tives. From all quarters, the informa
tion is that‘he slaves of the South nev-
ler were more obedient, cheerful, and
governable than now, and the abundant
harvests attest that they have not been
idle. The worshippers at Faneuil and
Exeter Halls must open their eyes to
facts inaugre their theories. They will
be the wiser by this experiment, and
the world will he wiser, and domestic
slavery, as it exist® in these Conleder
ate States, will be politically, socially,
and niuid’iy vindicated; wnile the
wealth, the courage, and the prowess
of the States, where il constitutes the
basis, of agricultural labor, will demand
for it not only toleration abroad, but a
respect that lias not been awarded.—
The South itself has never realized this
property to be so secure as the experi
mentum belli has proved it. This fact
will be a better protection against the
tampering and machinations of a preg
matic philanthropy, than the fugitive
slave law has ever been. 'The business
of the underground railroad is up.—
Slaves will be let alone, and the power
of doing mischief' through them will
not enter into the calculations of our
And a new era dawns on the slave,
as on slavery. Freed from the irrita
tion end pestiferous agitations of the
abolitionists, masters can develop the
system kindly, and into its complete
patriarchal proportions. On the other
i hand, the withdrawal of the South from
the broken league of the Union is the
death-blow to the abolitionists in the
North. The people there, with their
mills and factories half ruined, their
great cities and seaports half abandon*
ed—the main source of their wealth
and trade cut off—may look upon tbe
croaking crew, and say, “We have you
to thank for all this.”
This blockade is doing for us great
things. If it lasts long we shall put.
fairly in the way of developing «//our
resources. Heretofore we have been
content to know and cultivate but a few
of them. Says a North Carolina pa
per, referring to the stoppage of quinine
—“We have in our materia medica
plenty of substitutes. Let the quinine
stay out. it will be worth a ten years’
blockade to get back to the good old
days of ginseng and boncset, of snake
root and hoarhound,”
The loss of the Northern pictorirjU
and penny papers and monthlies, and
the issues of their novlets and quartos
need not be lamented. Instead o' read
ing we were becoming a gormandizing
and a smattering people. The public
taste was being vitiated. Ttie tricks of
trade and the greed of publishers was
pushing the book market upon a surfeited
and dyspeptic public mind. Fewer
books, well selected and well read, give
more mental health, depth and stren>gth.
Now, we have leisure to read the rod
authors, to consult the standards. “1
have read” remarked a gentleman to
his'friends the vtlier day. “I have read
more solid, imefiii books within the last
six months than the List six years.”—
This haste to keep up with lire lastad
verlised volume, and glancing over its
pages or reading by the title page is for
the piesent at an end. The grain of
centuries of though' is no longer over
laid by the ehail; and the mental tone
of »ur people will be the sounder and ;
,<;ur literature the better fov ibis Joss of '
sensation papersand books.
'These reflections might be extended,
for ’ , f: ai( -‘ looking out up< n a grand
future; bin propose not to dismiss ’
the general benelus of a n independent,-
liowgeneotis South—only tC 'u’dicate
a few of the present blessings oflseiiing '
the present tribulation. Ono other
point—the (Ireadftil civil war alopg tli? I
border that is to separate hotweei; tipi '
Northern and Sm|tip?.ii ( yqve|:ii]betit?i
What considerations can reconcile nd
to this state ol things—faipilies divi
ded, neighbors adhering to different
sides, and d.; - iving each other' otil, .and
fisTii'.hil. Sreids,lvnl ibsp blbodV battle,
grounds. i ins .tf*, 'ln'
II ■•<•■.*■■ ~'-y er.l.if th.c L ■ d ■ it -ill
tis really to be two people, and to de
| vclopc us side by side, into great na„
I tions, representing, as all great nations
J do, different ideas and conserving dis
! ferent trusts. Man cannot make a tree
•I —■much loss a forest. Neither can he
I make a great nation. Certain natural
I processes must be gone through which
. are beyond the power or wisdom of
I man. There is no gulf of water or
' barrier of mountain between us and
I them : so there must be one of set ti*
i merit. Had Maryland and Virginia,
i Kentucky and Missouri, by a majority
I vote, promptly withdrawn from the old
I Union—with the original seven tt »n
■ Slates —the separation would net have
; been market, final, complete. They
! might have gone back again. Such a
i division would have le t many North*
I ern sympathizers on this side of the
: line, and many Southern sympathizers
jon tint side. But the exhausted for-
' bearance of these States, and the infat
-1 uated despotism of the old government
i works a thorough and deep scaled sen
! timent. The hot iron burns the indeli-
I ble mark. The war chariot grooves
j the border earth with an ineffaceable
dividing line. 'The friends of the
North go to them—the friends of the
South come to us, and so the elements
of each are homogeneous. 'The pro
cess ol disintegration and each seeking
its own by affinity may be severe, but
is it not necessary in the nature of
things ? Nature does not stickle at in
flicting short and sharp pains to secure
great and permanent results. A nation
mav be born in a day, yet not without
travail. 'The Federal law of compact
mav or may not allow a peaceable and
bloodless secession—but the higher
j law does not. This is evident. We
; must needs enter the future and lasting
| good through present and momentary
I suffering. Great national adjustments
; take place slowly. Greater evils and
j longer than any yet endured may await
I us. Let us be patient and hope to the
i end. Our people, our young men have
; to be taught that war is no trifle—that
: it is not an idle pageant, an affair of
’ epaulettes and ovations, of parade and
■ glory ; they must be taught this—else
i they will be too ready to fly to it again,
’ and at every little occasion. They have
I not yet got to the bitter of it—such an
experience of it as will lead tjiem
; while gratefully accepting the re
‘ suit of the arbitrament, to dread- and
i hate the arbiter. 'Therefore, while we
j have never for a moment questioned 'he
i justice and grandeur of our cause, and
' the certaintv of our success—never
I doubted but that God was on our side,
■ and intends to make us a great nation
' —we expect not to be exempted from
; tribulations. The bud may have a bit
: ter taste, but sweet shall be the flower.
; And we reckon the sufferings of this
I present time not worthy to be eompar
i ed to the glory that shall be revealed in
Col, C uickley’N Blorsc.
j 1 never have been able to ascertain
I the cause of the quarrel between the
(’liekleys and the Drakes. 'They have
j lived within a mile of each other, in
; Illinois, for five years, and from their
j first acquaintance there had been a mti-
■ tiial feeling of dislike between the two
) One eventtig Mr. Drake the elder
: was returning borne with his ‘pocket
i full ot' rocks/ from Chicago, whither
> he had been to dispense with a load of
I grain. Sa i ?n- Barston was with him on
; the wagor/and as they approached the
> grove, which intervened between them
1 and Mr. Drake’s house, he observed to
his companion :
“YVhata beautiful shot Col. Crick*
ley’s'old Roan is over yonder.”
“H ing it 1” muttered old Drake, “so
; it is.”
The horse was standing UTtucr some
I trees, about twelve rods from the road.
Involuntarily, Drake stopped hisrteam.
lie glanced furitively around 4 , t'hen with
a queer smile the old hunter took up
his rifle from the boMotn of the wagon,
and raising it to his shoulder drew a
sight upon the Colonel’s horse.
“Beautiful I” muttered old Drake,
lowering his rille with the air of a man
resisting a powerful temptation. “I
could drop'old Roan so easv 1”
“Shoot,” suggested Sain Barston,
who loved I’uii in any shape.
“No, no, ’twouldn’t do,” glancing
eaiHietisly around him again.
“I won’t tell,” said Sam.
“’Vai, I won't shoot this time, any
how. tell or no tell. The horse is too i
nigh. If he was fifty rods off, instead
of twelve, so there’d be a bare possi*
biiity of mistaking him for a deer, I'd
let lly. As n is, I’d give the Colonel
live dollars for a shot.”
At that m iment the Colonel hirnsel i
stepped from behind a big oak, not hall
a dozen pares distant, and stood 'before
“Well, why don’t you shoot !”
1 he old man stammered•soriie words
“That, you, Colonel ? I—l was tempt- i
ed to. I declare/ And as I said, I'll
give vmu aA” for one pull.”
“Say an ‘X,’ and its a bargain I”
D ike fell ol his rifle, am! looked at
old Roan :
“How much is the hoss wuth ?” he ;
muttered in Sam ? s ear.
‘ About titty dollar?.”
“Gad, Colonel, I’ll do it. Here I
> <mr -X.’ ”
The ! ’o’oncl took and pocketed the I
money, muttering,“Hanged il I thought
vo.t’d take m<‘ up.”
With high glee the old hunter put a
fresh cap on his rifle, and stood up in
his wagon, and drew a close sight at.
old Ro,ui. Sam Barston chuckled.— i
The Colonel put his hand before his |
face nnd chuckled too.
Crack! wpht the rifle. The hunter !
torp opt a ho'frld oath, which I will no
repeat, Sam was astonished. The
Colonel lai!che<l. (lid Roan never stir
lArake sfaited ct his rifle Tith Cage agi
“D hit's the matter With vc i,k lit v U
Fust time you ever sarVed me quite
! such a trick. I swan 1”
And Drake loaded the piece with 1
1 great wrath and indignation.
••People said vou’d lost your m-cit <>
shooting.” ob*erved the Colonel, in a
' cutting tone o( satire.
“Who said so ! It's a lie ! ’ thun
dered Drake. “1 can shoot—” ahorse
’ al ten rods ? ha ! ha !
Drake was livid.
••L 10k here, Colonel, I can’t stand
that 1” lie began.
I “Never mind, the Aorsttcan.” sneer
ed the Colonel. “FH risk you.”
Grinding his teeth, Drake produc'd
another ten d dHr bill.
“Here.,” lie growled, ••I'm hound to
■ have another shot any way.”
“Crick away,” cried 'he Colonel.
i pocketing llif! note.
! Drake i/i7 crack awav —with dead"
: ly aim, too —but the horse did not mind
| tiie bullet in the least. To the rage
and utter astonishment of the hunter,
old Roan looked him right in the face,
as if he rather liked the fun.
“Drake.” cried Sam. “you’re drunk 1
A horse at a dozen rods —oil. my eye/’
“Just shut your mouth, or I'll shoot
you!” thundered the excited Drake.
“The bullet was hollow, I’ll swear.
The man lies that says I can’t shoot 1
Last week I cut off a goose’s head at
fifty rods, and I can do il again. Col
onel, yon can laugh, but I'll bet now,
thirty dollars, I can bring down old
Roan at one shot.”
The wager was readily accepted.—
The stakes were placed in Sam’s hands.
Elated with the idea of winning back
his two tens, and making an ‘X’ into
the bargain, Drake carefully selected a
! perfect ball, and even buckskin patch,
I and loaded the rifle.
I It was now nearly dark, but the rid
: hunter boasted of being able to shoot a
I bat on t-.ie wing by starlight, and wilh
' out hesitation he drew a clear sho. on
i old Roan’s head,
I A minute later. Drake was driving
I through the grove the most enraged—
' i the most desperate of men. His rille.
j innocent victim of lay with broken
I stock on the bottom of the wagon.—
Sam Barston ”, as too much frightened
to laugh. Meanwhile the gratified
Colonel was rolling on the ground con
vulsed with mirth, and old Roan was
standing m-disturbed under the trees.
When Drake reached home, his two
sons discovered his ill humor, and the
| mutilated condition ot his rifle stock,
I and hastened to arouse his spirits with
l ntfws, whieh were sure would
■ make him dance for joy.
j “Clear out!” growled the angry old
j man. “I don’t want to hear any news;
I get awav, or I shall knock one ol you
j down !”
| “But, father, it’s such a trick played
i off on the Colonel!”
“On the Colonel?”’ cried the old
[ iniiii, beginning to be interested. “Gad,
I if you’ve played the Colonel a trick ;
; let’s hear it.”
“Well, father, Jed and 1. this afier-
■ noon, went out for deer ”
! ••■llang the deer, come to the trick !”
■ “Couldn't find any deer, but thought
I we must shoot something ; so Jed bang-
| ed away at the Colonel’s old Roan
1 shot him dead.”
“Shot old Roan?” thundered the
‘hunter. “Jed, did you shoot the Col
> onel’s old hoss *”
“I didn’t do anything else. And
I then,” paused Jed, confident that the
I joke part must please his father, “Jim
| and I propped the old horse up. and
; tied his head back with a cord; and l ?lt
j him’stan/ing under the tree-, just as if
jhe was alive. Ha ! ha ! Fancy the
Cohroel going to catch him? Ho! ho!
I wa’iTt it a joke?”
I Old Drake’s head fell on his breast,
fie felt of his empty pocket-book, and
i looked at his rifle. Then in a rueful
i tone, he whispered to the boys :
I “It’s a joke 1 But if you evet tell of
it—or if vou do. Sam Barston—l'll
skin you alive! fve been s-hooting at
■ that dead horse hail'an irour, at ten dol
j lars a shirt?”
j At that mbnietit Sam fell into the
; gutter. Sam had laughed himself al*
■ most to death.
Goves-f.ior *s Messapre.
As Governor Brown’s Message is too
! lengthy lo admit of our publ shing it
: entire in one, or cvqn two issues of our
I “half sheet,” without excluding all im
; portant news from our columns, we
j must be content with giving our read-
■ ers such extracts from it as contain the
■ most imp.«'au-t recomtnendations and
■ suggestions. We beg n with
RELIEF TO THE PEOPLE.
I Ou account of the blockade ’of our I
■ ports, our planters are unable to sell j
| their cotton, which is the great, staple ■
' production "i the State, anil brings in- ■
: to the State She money which stimu- \
! bites and sustains every other bramffi ;
iof industry-- The taxes of the people, !
! including Confederate war tax; must
I necessarily be more burdeuAomt- this i
‘ yar, than they have been any previ- ;
i ou? year. . . the present generation.— I
Utrless sothing can be realized !»v i
; the sale id, or by. an advance upon cot-i
i ton, il will be next to impossible fori
j our people to raise the money with !
i which to meet this heavy burden.— ;
i Such is the patriotism of our people, j
i and such their zeal in the glorious '
I cause of our independence, that all |
; seem perfectly willing- to submit to i
i luy amount' of taxation, necessary to
sustain the Government, if they can
raise the money by sale of the pro- ,
duels rd' their labor ; but they are not i
willing to have large amounts of valu
i aide property sacrificed under the Sher
iff's hammer, t(» raise small sums of
money to meet their taxes. In this
slate o! things it is the duty of the Go
vernment to do all that can be done,
to afford relief.
As the best mode of relief which oc
curs to my mind, I recommend the ap..
pointmeiit of an officer of ab'diiy and
oxp' i ' , f bee • a (•‘bhTpetfirft A'auA
Xl' AI B Ell 1(
w!;ie‘i will enable him to th u- tc
i whole lime to the work, who fb:
1 authorized, oif rccuivitx
evidence vhat any pl tn: h's d
i i-d liis coiton in e'\v Wei' 1
anv interior town this S.aie, aHK
i Iris insured the acme , agatiist
' tire for twilve muii'-h-'. with i.i.w
! vent Insurance eomp oty in t’,e
jto advance to such plainer tw --iliitflH
i of the market- value of hi? crop. t<»
paid in Treasury tmtrs i f this St-iHB
i srcureii as al-.ove jniiposi d, u hii-h :
| to he received in paym< nt lor a'l |
i lie due?, and fintdid with ■ ;g!n per
-I bonds when piUseided for lln i i
redeemable at the option of
i a'ter a short period..
The I. w should give the State
' control o! the cotton til! sold, and in:
•amide provision for the repay
ylo the Treasury’ of the prineipH
j advanced, with eight per cent.
: terest, the rale paid by the State, whtH
, the blockade is removed and th ■ c< ■
: ton sold, 'i’his would enable our plaiß
l ters lo realize upon their crops, a smM
' cient sum, to meet their current •,-xr
ses, and to pay all taxes r> q'.tue-'
them for the necessary expens ■>’
war. and the supp n’t of the G. ■.utiH
inent. I think our people have a r;g:H
to expect some such reli f l m I I a M
proposed at our hands : and 1 most r>H
spectfully but earnest!v inv-ke for
subject rhe attentive constdt . r ?li< n(■
the General Assembly fl
stay law. «
In connection with the foreg-riefl
subject. I may remark that mj viewfl
on the subject ol Bank suspensions atifl
stay laws having been frequently prufl
mulgaied, are well known to the peoß
pie of this State. 9
In ordinary times, and under oriliifrß
ary circumstances, I believe -all sue®
laws are wrong in principle, corrupting
in practice, and in violation of thail
good faith which should characterize all
commercial transactions between muni
and his fellow man. lienee 1 have, onl
all previous occasions, with!:' Id -myl
assent from all such enactments; be.l
lieving that they gen-rally have theirl
i unjust speculations; and that
' used by the designing, to wrest from
the hardy sons of toil, the just i;icod?es
of tin.if daily labor.
i Bin these are no ordinary times. —•
We are in the midst of revolution, and
i your predecessors have authorized the
i suspension of the Banks, and have-
I stayed the collection of debts till
' lai December next. Our ports are
! blockaded so that our planters cannot
! send their cotton and oilier produce to
market, and it is impossible lor our
Banks to import specie al any prices
i with whteh to reueem their bills. Its
this stale of things, to require then;<or
resume, is to require an impossibility-
It occurs to me therefore, that lite most;
that can be done, is to guard by proper'
legislation as far a- possible, against
I over issues and abuse of their privi
leges frv our Banks during the suspen
sion, so as to cause them to do justice
to the people, and prevent their insol>
vency when they shall, at a future day .
be called upon to resume specie pay--
‘ It is also absolutely necessary to ex-'
tend the slay law between other debt-t
--ors and creditors. Should creditor bt<‘
permitted in the midst of the present''
crisis, by legal process, to bring th ?‘
property of debtors to sate by the
Sheriff, who is required by law to yell'
for cash the results would be deplort ■'
ble. Money is so scarce, that propet<4
ly forced lo sale for cash- Would n-oT
probably bring mere than one*third t<T
half as much as it would have brought
twelve or eighteen months s'rtYee, when'
the debt was contracted. This wottlv '
enable a few heartless specnlatoi s, who
happen to have funds at their com
mand, to buy up the property of poor
debtors, at almost noini'mll prices; air.’
would cause an immense amount "f - J ■
sering among helpless women and -
dreti, whose liusbauds aitdfath'ers.
er anticip ifing iha pTeseii! st i • >!
things, contracted debts when m. o*v
was plentiful, and the country pro*, ci
ons. which, had that state of tfiiiA- re*
| maim ;!, they would easily hat' p?tiu
but wltieh their whole prbpc>rt\ i,
forced t > sale by the Shet iff. wi-idd now
be insufljeient to satisfy. d o of
these debtors, leaving a Very smalt
i amount ol property for the support of
their families at home, are now in lhe
military service of their cnuiitrv, risk
ing themselves, and sacrificing all !he
pleasures of home, m defence of our
lives, liberties and families, l ean im-
, agine no greater cruelty. ihatt to permit
j the creditor in the absence of the sol-'
( user, to take from his family, the srrrw
i pittance left for their support; It is
true, few creditors might be so cruel as
ito attempt this, but the law should
I make ample, provisions for the protec
i tion of the weak am! the helpless
l against those who might be proiHpted
j by avarice, to disregard tin- dictate® of
hum'anity. I therefore in view e-f oOr'
. m (•“■'Sit-i s; waivd for tfre pre-'ent, :,||-
oliji i-tuuis to this character of l»gisl i
j ima. and recoin tend the eu.tet.nent of
si.el l , laws, as will continue the suspen-
, sion, am! protect the poor and unf >r
j lunate from the grasp of the avaricious
j and the powerful, till the establi«l\m -nt
: of our independence shall have reh'-v*
j ed us from- the embarrassment wltieh
i have grown out of the revolution.
U X PAT RI DTK • SF« UI t. ATI .
Il is a matter-of the most profound
regret in the present event fid crisis,
when Yli whole energies of our pcoplo
arc being exened to the utmost capac
ity in the e-atiso of ottr im!.*pemleu«*<’,
ami when thous-imls of our ftdl'»w*eit
izems who hate but litti? except their
services to give, have ' nobly responded
to their country’s ea'4'aml rallied to her
Standard in the'field',' leaving helpless
families behind widh little inems of
support < Xeept their daily labor, that
eombi'tiaiions hAfre been formed bv
hard.-hearted afal unpatriotic, specula
tors; to buy up,'an I e tgross almost.the,.
(/h'vL.i sttid'/fif'S' ot' po-. ip-,,‘w.s.sai,c.*i off