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Southern miscellany. (Madison, Ga.) 1842-1849, May 14, 1842, Image 4

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TOE FAMQLY ©o[^©[L[E o A MORNING INVOCATION. Wake, alumberer! Summer’s golden hour* Are speeding fast away ; The sun has woke the opening flowers, To greet the day f The deer leaps from his leafy haunt; Fair gleams the breezy lake ; The birds their matin carols chaunt, All nature cries,. “ Awake!” Oh! lose not in unconscious ease An hour so heavenly fair; Come forth, while yet the glittering trees Wave in the purple air: While yet a dewy freshness fills The morning’s fragrant gale ; While o’er the woods and up the hills, The mist rolls Irom the vale. Awake! too soon, alas! too soon, The glory must decay: And, in the fervid eye of noon, The freshness fade away. Then seize the hour so swift of flight Its early bloom partake— By all that's beautiful and bright, I call on thee—awake ! WRATH DISARMED. A man of my acquaintance, who was of a vehement and rigid temper, had, many years since, a dispute with a friend of his, a professor of religion, and had been injured iy him. With strong feelings of resent ment, he made him a visit, with the avowed purpose of quarrelling with him. He ac cordingly stated to him the nature and ex tent of the injury, and was preparing, as lie afterward confessed, to load him with a train of severe reproaches, when his friend cut him short by acknowledging with the utmost readiness and frankness, the injustice of which he had been guilty, expressing his own regret for the wrong which he had done, requesting his forgiveness, and prof fering him ample compensation. He was compelled to say lie was satisfied, and with drew, full of mortification that he had been precluded from venting his indignation, and wounding his friend with keen and violent reproaches for his conduct. As he was walking homeward, he said to himself to this effect—“ There must be more in religion than I have hitherto suspected- Were any man to address me in the tone of haughti ness and provocation with which I accosted my friend this evening, it would be impossi ble for me to preserve the equanimity of which I have been witness, especially with ao much frankness, humility and meekness, to ockrowledge the wrong which I had done; so readily ask forgiveness of the man whom I had injured; and so cheerfully promise a satisfactory recompense. I should have met anger with at least equal resentment, paid him reproach for reproach, and inflicted wound for wound. There is something in the religion which he professes, and which, I am forced to believe, he feels; something which makes him so superior, so much bet tar, so much more amiable, than I can pre tend to be. The subject strikes me in a manner to which I have hitherto been a stranger. It is high time to examine it more thoroughly, with more candor, and with greater solicitude, also, than I have done hitherto.” From this incident, a train of thoughts and emotions commenced in the mind of this man, which terminated in his {irofession of the Christian religion, his re inquishment of the business in which he was engaged, and his consecration of him self to the ministry of the gospel.— Dr. Dwight. INGENUITY OF TWO BROTHERS. About forty years ago. two brothers vent to Jamaica; they were, by trade, black smiths. Finding, soon after arrival, they could do nothing without a little money to begin, but that, with sixty or eighty pounds, they might be able, with industry, to get on a little, they hit upon the following novel and ingenius expedient. One of them stripped the other naked, shaved him close, and blacked him from head to foot. This being done, he took him to one of the negro dealers, who, after viewing and approving bis stout, athletic, appearance, advanced eighty pounds currency upon the bill of sale, and prided himself on the purchase,.sup posing him to be one of the finest negroes on the island. The same evening, this new manufactured negro made his escape to his brother, washed himself clean, and resumed bis former appearance. Rewards were in vain offered in hand-bills, pursuit was elu ded, and discovery, by care and precaution, rendered impiacticable. The brothers with the money commenced business, and actual ly returned to England, not many years since, with a fortune of several thousand pounds. Previously, however, to their de parture from the island, they waited upon the gentleman from whom they had receiv ed the money, and recalling the circumstance of the negro to his recollection, paid him both principal and interest, with thanks. STERNE’S LEGACY. Soon after Sterne had been presented to the valuable living of Coxwould, in York shire, on the presentation of the late earl of Fauconberg, a poor widow of most unblem ished character, being at the point of death, expressed a wish to receive the holy sacra ment in her last moments. The sentimen tal pastor was immediately sent for; Sterne obeyed the summons, and, the ceremony being over, he said, with a most benignant smile, “Whatdo you intend to leave me in your will for this trouble!” “Alas! sir,” replied the dying woman, “I am too poor to give the smallest legacy, even to my nearest relations.” “That excuse,” cried Sterne, “shall not serve me: I must insist on in heriting your two children; and in return for this request, I will take such care of them that they shall feel, as little as possible, the Toss of an affectionate and worthy mother.” She expired, blessing the benevolent deed, and Sterne most religiously kept his pro mise, ONE THING CERTAIN. Death is the theme of the universal inter est! The lightest heart, the least thought ful mind, has no disbelief of death. The distance of the dark cloud in which he comes, sailing through the bosom of futuri ty, may be miscalculated; but the world un hesitatingly owns that he is coming, and will at last be here. In almost every particular of existence, the fortunes of men differ; bat to die is common to all. The stream * of life runs in a thousand various channels;! but, run where it will—brightly or darkly, smoothly or languidly—it is stopped by death. The trees drop their leaves at the approach of winter’s frost; man falls at the presence of death. Every successive gen eration he claims for his own, and his claim is never denied. To die is the condition on which we hold life; rebellion sickens with hopelessness at the thought of resisting death; the very hope of the most desperate is not that death may be escaped, but that he is eternal; and all that the young, the careless, and the dissipated attempt, is to think of him as seldom as they can. No man, therefore, will deny, that whatever can he * said of death is applicable to himself. The hell that he hears tolled may neve? toll for him; there may be no friend or children left to lament him, he may have to lie thro’ long and anxious days, looking for the com ing of the expected terror; but he knows that he must die; he knows that in whatever quarter of the world he abides—whatever be his circumstances —however sttong his present hold of life—however unlike the prev of death he looks—that it is his doom to die. • CHRISTIAN DUTY. When the sun of prosperity beams upon us, and our cup of enjoyment is full, w-e are too much disposed to forget the fountain whence all our blessings flow. Hence God chastens us in mercy, to wean our affections from some idol, to awaken us to some ne glected virtue, to make us look to himself, become partakers of his holiness, and meet for a happy immortality. “Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and if we endure chastening, God dealeth with us as with sons.” Often have the sbujects of GoJ’o moral government had cause to say, “it is good for us that we have been afflicted.” We cannot always avoid trials; but we may always apply them to wise purposes, as in struments of spiritual education, end means of preparing us for future glory. Pride or insensibility may affect to disregard afflic tions: it is the province of wisdom to im prove them. They are inflicted by our Father for a gracious purpose, and that pur pose it should be our constant aim to pro mote. The excellence of the end to be at tained may reconcile us to the means em ployed to bring it about. The weary pil grim travels cheerfully through a thorny path, when he knows it is short, and w ill soon conduct him to the object of all his desire, and all his hope. And shall not the Christian bear with steady fortitude and pious resignation the transitory ills of life, seeing that they are the steps by which he is ascending to the mansion in his Father’s house! “Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a fir more ex ceeding and eternal weight of glory.” EDUCATION OF YOUTH. There is a most admirable lesson con tained in the following extract from Miss Hannah Moore’s “Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education:” “Since, then, there is a season w'hen the youthful may cease to he young, and the beautiful to excite admiration; to learn to grow old gracefully is, perhaps, one of the rarest and most valuable acts that can be taught to woman. And it must be confessed, it is a most severe trial for those women to lay dow-n their beauty, who have nothing else to take up. It is for this sober season of life, that education should lay up its rich resources. However disregarded they may have been, tliey will be wanted now. When admirers fall away and flatterers become mute, the mind will be driven to retire with in itself; and if it finds no entertainment nt home, it will be driven back again to the world, with increased force. Yet, forgetting this, do we not seem to educate our daughters exclusively for the transient period of youth, when it is to maturer life we ought to advert? Do we not educate for a crowd, forgetting thatthev aretolivenl home? for a crowd, and not for themselves! for show, ami not for use? for time, and not for eternity ?” LOVE OF COUNTRY. Notwithstanding all the differences of climate, almost every individual, from habit and sentiment, is disposed to give a prefer ence for his native land. The Greenlander will not abandon his icy coasts and the man agement of his frail kojuk, for any other countiy or employment. To the Icelander no other spot on the globe lias such charms as Iceland. The Kamtschndale in his jovrt, surrounded by deserts and tempests, be lieves bis native laud to be the most eligible i part of the earth, and considers himself the most fortunate and happy of human beings. The Laplander in the midst of mountains and storms, enjoys good health, often reach-- es old age, and would not exchange Lap- j land for the palace of a king. The native 1 of Congo believes that every other part of the world was formed by angels; but that i the kingdom of Congo was the workman ship of the Supreme Architect, and must I therefore have prerogative and advantage 1 above the rest of the earth. Although every other tie were broken, the oust of their fathers would bind most men to their native land. Let not the cold skeptic deride the thought. The native of Asia frequent ing the tomb of bis ancestors, or the afflict ed wanderer of the American wilderness piously pulling the grass from the grave of a departed relative, will awaken sympathetic emotions in every ingenious and affectionate mind. * ILL-HEALTH. Disease is not unfrequently the means of leading to the path of virtue; it has a salu tary operation on our moral constitution, and Eares us for the rewards of obedience. h is a departure from the present scene; and we have good reason to conclude that, with respect to those who have acted virtu ously here, it is a transition to a more exalt ed state of being. No virtuous person, then, lias reason to complain: the vicious ought to direct their murmurs and com plaints, not against-the Author of their exis tence and their enjoyments, but against their own folly and perversity in disobeying the dictates of reason and conscience, and so forfeiting that happiness which the bountiful Creator has placed within their reach. THE IF AR M E R - From the Agriculturist, j THE WONDERS OF CULTIVATION. The practicability and importance of im provement, are asclearly set forth, in a speech of Col. Knapp, in delivering the premiums awarded by the American Institute, as we have seen; and therefore a few extracts can but be entertaining. “ Every tiling in this country, (said he) has lieen brought forward by protection. In this bleak dime, but few of the sustain ing fruits of the earth were here indigenous, or in a perfect state. • Even the Indian corn, so often considered as a native here, was with difficulty acclimated. It was brought from South, and by degrees was coaxed to ripen in a northern latitude. 1 he aborigines who cultivated it taught the pilgrims how to raise it; they plucked the earliest ears with the husk and braided several of them to gether, for the next year’s seed, and their care was rewarded by an earlier and surer crop. “ The pumpkin brought from Spain, was first planted in Rowley, Massachusetts, and it was several years before they came to a hard knotty shell which marks the true yankee pumpkin, such as are selected for the golden pies of their glorious thanksgiv ing festival. “Our wheat was with difficulty acclima ted. That brought from the mother iountry had grown from spring to fall, but the sea son was not long enough here to ensure a crop; it was then sown in the fa!!, grew un dersnows in winter, anil catching the warm est growth of spring, yielded its increase by midsummer. “Asparagus, which is now the delight of ail as an early vegetable, and for which many millions of dollars are paid our gar deners yearly, is of late culture in this coun try. At the time of the revolution, aspara gus was only cultivated on the seaboard; this luxury had not then reached the farmer of the interior. “ The history of the potato is a singular one. Rees’ Encyclopedia, states that the potato was brought from Virginia, by Sir Walter Raleigh, to Ireland. “ The writer should have said from South America, in the latter part of the sixteenth century. He had no idea of its ever being used as an esculent, at that time. It was pointed out to him as a beautiful flower, and its hard bulby root was said, by the natives, to possess medicinal qualities. He took it to Ireland, where he had estates presented ! to him by Queen Elizabeth, and planted it - in his gaiden. The flower did not improve by cultivation, but the root grew larger and softer. The potato, in its native bed, was a coarse ground nut. The thought struck the philosopher to try the potato as an edible, and boiling and roasting it, found it, by eith er process, excellent. He then gave some of the plants to the peasantry, and they soon became, in a measure, a substitute for bread when the harvest was scanty. “The potato was successfully cultivated in Ireland before it was thought so little of in England. It grew into favor by slow de grees. and was so little known when our pilgrim fathers came to this country, that it was not thought of for a crop in the New World. It would have been an excellent tiling for them, if they had been acquainted with the value of the potato. It was not until 1710 that the Irish potato reached the country. A colony of Presbyterian Irish, who settled in Londonderry, in New Hamp shire, brought the root with them. This people found their favorite vegetable flour ished well in new grounds. By degrees their neighbors came into the habit of rais ing potatoes; but many years elapsed before the cultivation of them was generally known among the yeomanry of the country. Long after they were cultivated in New England, tlnjy were held in contempt and the master mechanic often had to stipulate with his apprentice that he should not be obliged to eat potatoes. An aged mechanic mice in formed me that lie raised nine bushels, hav ing at that time (174 G) a dozen apprentices, but did not venture to offer them a boiled potato, with the meat, but left them in the cellar for the apprentices to get and roast as they pleased; he soon found that Lc should not have enough for seed, and locked up what was left. The next year he raised the enormous quantity of thirty-six bushels; the neighbors started—but his boys devour ed them during the following winter. “About this time, some of the gently brought this vegetable on their tables, and the prejudice against them vanished. Thus, by degrees, a taste for this food was formed, never to be extinguished. The cultivation of the potato is now well understood—a crop ameliorates, instead of impoverishing j the soil, and the culture can be increased to ; any extent. Thus, by the cuiiosity of one lover of nature, and his experiments, has an , humble weed been brought from the moun -1 tains of South America, and spread over I Europe and North America, until it iscm- I pbatieally called “the bread of nations.” Still the country from which it was taken, has been too ignorant or superstitious to attempt its cultivation, until within a few years.— 1 Now, the lights of science are chasing away the long, deep shadows of the Atides. “Rice was brought from India in 1792, and cultivated by way of experiment in South Carolina. It succeeded well, and was for many years the staple article of the State. It seems strange, but it is not more strange than true, that a vegetable should have a moral and religious influence over the minds of men. Brahma could never have enforced his code of religious rites, with an hundred incarnations, if India bad not abounded in the rice plant. His follow ers would have become carnivorous, not withstanding nil the rays of bis glory and the awful exhibition of his might, he had not driven the animals away and secured the vegetable kingdom for his worshippers. Man is, in spite of his philosophy, a crea ture of the earth—and in a common mea sure like the chamelion, takes the hues of his character from his position and his food. “The cotton plant was at first cultivated as a flower our gardens, and a beautiful flower it is. I his plaut alone has made a revolution in the finances of the world.— Look at the growth and consumption of it in the United States, and the immense man- : i ufacture of it in England, where it cannot be grown, and you will find my asser tion true in its most extended sense, j Until our purchase of Louisiana, this ’ country was indebted to the East and West Indies for sugar. In this country —the thirteen United States—sugar and molasses were made in small quantities, from corn stalks, sweet apples, pumpkins, and maple sugar trees ;*put all together, furnished but a small part of the sugar demanded by the great mass of people. Our people are fond of saccharine, or sweetening, to use our peculiar term for it. “ The cornstalks, the pumpkin, and the sweet apple, are given up for sugar cane alone, unless we'can substitute, as in France, the sugar beet. The culture of the sugar beet has been commenced with us and pro bably will be successful.” The age of Cattle as shown by their teeth. —My attention has been drawn to this sub ject ever since our Winchester fair. One of the judges appointed upon that occasion examined the teeth of several of the cattle that were presented there, and pronounced them to be older than represented. Some of these cattle were bred in this country, and I know that their ages were correctly stated. At Paris, the treatise upon cattle with the plates was introduced by one of the judges, and the teeth of some of the animals were examined to see if they corresponded. This led to suspicion that ther“ tiau been imposi tion in of the cattle presented. Since that time I have examined the teeth of a number of thoroughbred Durhams, whose ages I know to a day, and have found that in this stock their teeth would make them appear to be about four months in each year older than they really are. A three year old will have the teeth that in the treatise upon British cattle is said to belong ,to a four year old. I attribute this to the early maturity of the Durham stock. It is reasonable to sup pose if they get their growth sooner than other cattle that they will also shed their teeth sooner. I have said about four months to the year, which was the case generally. Some showed even a greater diffetence. S. D. MARTIN. THIE [HI 19 !M1 © Q© T □ Music. —T wo Irshmen, travelling through a wood, by chance, found a gun which was .loaded, when one addressed the other with, | “Larry, what’s that!” “Wisha, the devil a whit do I know what it is; but it’s for all the world like Tom Sul livan’s kay bugle.” “Arrah, then, we’ll have a small bit of a tune, if you’ll blow on the muzzle, and I’ll play with the kay.” “Faith 1 will so, and that nately, too;” and he put his mouth to the muzzle of the gun, while the other pulled the trigger: the gutt went off, and he fell, when the other, letting the gun fall, exclaimed, “Arrah, Lar ry, me honey, give over yer skamiu, for faith the music hasn’t enchanted you.” t ————— Servant, Friend, and Master. —l will mention an anecdote, which I heard related by old James Ferguson, of Pitfour, many years member of Parliament for the county of Aberdeen. He had just turned away a servant, and being asked the reason, he said, ‘The fellow lived with me three years— during the first year he was a capital Ser vant; the next, a middling good Friend; but the last year he became a very bad Mas ter, and sa I sent him about his business.’ Mr. Ferguson was a cozy, ‘canna be fash’d’ old bachelor. I have been told that it was this very servant, who being asked by his master, on leaving a friend’s house where he had been on a vist, ‘have you packed up all our baggage, Donald?’ ‘Yes, Pitfour, I have got our own, at least!’ • Magnificent idea. —Observing an original character ‘laying it down,’ as the phrase is, to a neighbor the other day, we stopped to hear the tenor of his remarks. All we heard was this: ‘Why, deacon, just look here—l have one solemn reflection for your consid eration. Suppose all the axes in the world were mad? into one great axe—all the men into one great man—-and all the trees into one great tree—and suppose th?t great man should take that great axe, and cut down that great tree, and it should full into the ocean— what an infiarnal splashing it would make you, would'nt itV Anecdote. —lt is a very just rematk, that people in general arc in the habit of using terms, in common conversation, which ap pertain to their particular calling or profes sion. For instance, the blacksmith, when things go smoothly, will say, that he has a good heat; the tailor that he has taken a ‘stich in time;’ the shoemaker, that he has accomplished his end; the barber, that he has sheared close; and the printer, perhaps, that he has got a good proof. But after all, we do not recollect to have ever met with a more neat witticism on the subject than the following, which we believe was first pub lished in a New J ersey paper, ten or twelve I years ago: To view Pasaic Falls one Jay, A priest and tailor took their way ; “Tny wonders, LorJ,” the parson cries, “ Amaze our souls, delight our eyes!” The tailor only made this note— “ O ! what a place to spunge a coat!” Scene in a school room. —‘What studies do you intend to pursue?’ said an erudite peda gogue one day, as Jonny Raw entered his school room.’ ‘Why, I shall study read, I’spose, would’nt ye?’ ‘Yes, but you will not want to read all the time; are you ac quainted with figures?’ ‘lt’s a pity if I aint, when I’ve cyphered clean through adoption.’ ‘Adoption! what rule is that;’ said the master. ‘ Why, it’s the double rule of two”; you know that twice two is four; and according to adoption twice four is two?’ ‘You may take your seat, sir,” said the mas ter, ‘and you may take yourn too,’ said the pupil, ‘for it’s a poor rule that won’t work both ways.’ In the book of Nature, an eccentric man is—a dash. Legal question on tail*. —The Sunbury American proposes the following question to the young lawyers of Northumberland. We think it would puzzle one of Philadel phia: ‘Suppose the plaintiff A, brings his action against the defendant B, for a dog, and sets forth in his declaration, as descrip tive of the animal, that he had the end of his tail cut off, —is it not incumbent on the plain- j tiff, in order to support his declaration, to show that the dog had no end to his tail; or, 1 in other words, that he had an endless tail, or a tail without end V Taking it coolly. —A correspondent of the Skeneateles, (N. Y.) Columbian, giving an account of the successful abstraction of a cent from a boy’s throat, winds off with the following good one: ‘Painful and afflicting as were the sufferings of the boy, we were amused to hear the interrogatories of his little brother, who asked repeatedly, during the operation, ‘Haint he got that cent out yet? maint I liave that cent?’ But he was disappointed, for as soon as the boy felt the copper in his mouth, he graped it, exclaim ing, ‘That’s my cent, by jingo!’ Corpulency. —ln Edinburgh resides a gentleman who is as huge, though not so witty, as FalstaT. It is his custom, when he travels, to book two places, and thus secure half the inside of the coach to himself. He once sein his servant to book him to Glas gow, The man returned with the follow ing pleasing intelligence: ‘l’ve booked you, sir; but there weren’t two inside places left, so 1 booked you one in and one out!’ Consoling promise. —The following naive lover’s promise was offered as an irresisti* ble temptation to a finally-given inamorato: ‘1 like you,’ sighed the girl, to the suitor, ‘but I can’t leave home. I am a widow’s only darling; no husband can equal my par ent in kindness.’ ‘She is kind,’ pleaded the wooer, ‘but be my wife—we will live to gether, and see if I don’t heat your mother!’ Neck and Heels. —A young man named Neck, has recently been married to Miss Heels. They are now, therefore, literally tied neck and heels together! YUE PW%ZLE\SL 85” Answer to Geographical Fnigma of last week : UNITED PROVINCES. Solutions: Portorico—E rie—Connecticut — Red—Vesuvius— Indus—Concep. lion —Dove-—Spencer—Corricntes—Venice—Severn— T u nis—V erd—Dnieper. For the Southern Miscellany. GEOGRAPHICAL ENIGMA. For Young Students in Geography. ACItOSTICAL. I am composed of nineteen letters. My I, 9,5, 11, 8, 19 is a lake in North-Carolina. My 2,3, 11, 14, 13, 3is a city in Spain. My 3, 13, 5, 19,19, 12 is a city in Russia. My 4,10, 2, 2,11, 5, 12, 11, 2, 12, 7is a mountain in Asia. My 5,18, 19, 2, 12, 2, 10, 12 is an island in the West Indies. My 6,12,19, 18,11, 10,16,12, 2,12,6 is a city in Asia. My 7,12, 15, sis a college in the United States. My 8, 12, 10, 19, 4,5, 7is a city in the British Isles. My 9, 12, 11, 11, 5 is a city in the German States. My 10, 2, 12, 4, 7 is a country in Europe. My 11, 18, 11,14,12 is a river in Sweeden. My 12, 11, 5, 16, 16, 3 is a city in Asia. My 13, 5, 11, 17, 10 is a city in Hindoostan. My 14, 6, 19 is a river in Europe. My 15,10, 15,15, 14 is a city in France. My 16, 11, 7,6,3, 18,2,9 is a city in the British Isles. My 17,10, 6,6, 12,15, 5, 17 is a mountain in Asia. My 18.16,19,12,15 is a city in Sweden. My 19, 12, 15, 5, 6 is a city in North America. My whole is the name of a noted personage in An cient History. E. H. S. Madison, Georgia. Answer next week. W. G. BALLARD DENTIST, INTENDS visiting Monroe, Walton County, on the I 4th and remain until the 14ih of May ; Covington, on the 21st nnd remain until the 30th of May; arid McDonough, on the 30th of May, and remain until the 15th of June. He expects to be in Madbon, from the 14th to the 20th of May. - Madison, May 3, 1842. 7w5 Alfred A. Overton, Attorney at Law, MADISON, GEORGIA. Office, one door north of the American Hotel. April 5 lyl American Hotel, MADISON, GEORGIA. fPHE subscriber, grateful lor the patronage he has re- J- ceivt.d since the above establishment has been open, respectfully informs his friends, nnd the Travelling pub lic, that he is prepared to accommodate all who may give liiin a calf J- M. EVANS. April 5, 1842. 1 Groceries and Siaple Dry Goods. At the Depot of the Georgia Rail-Road ! WE offer for sale, for Cash, or in exchange for Cotton, ” Clartfi ‘d nnd West India Sugars, all qualities, Java, Culm and Rio Coffee, a large assortment. All sizes IRON, n large quantity', Nails, all sorts ; Weeding Hoes; TrnceChains, 10,000 lbs. Geo. Bacon Hams, Sides and Shoulders, 3,000 lbs superior Lard, Castings, Black-smith’s Tools, Mill Saws. &c. 40 sacks H tprti tig's and Henderson’s and Wilson’s Flour, No. 1, Corn nnd Corn Meal, in any quantity, Bagging of all kinds, nnd Bagging Twine, Bale Rope, Molasses, Salt; Paints, assorted, Linseed, Lamp and Train Oil, Mackerel. Venison Hams. Irish Potatoes, Hard-ware, Carpenter’s Tools, Axes, Files, Locks of all kinu’s; Washing Tubs, Buckets, and all sorts of Tin Ware, Chairs, Spinning Wheels, , Candles, Soap and Tallow, &,c. &c. Also a line assortment of BROAD-CLOTHS and SATTINBTTS: Prints nnd Calicoes, All kinds of blenched and unbleached Homespuns, Jaccottett Muslins, liohhinetis, Leghorn, Straw and Willow Bonnets, Mens’, Bovs’ and Ladies’ Shoes, assorted, Factory Yarns and Coarse Cloths. Our assortment of Goods—f ir Family use—both in food and raiment, comprises every article usually kept ill a store, necessary for daily consumption Call and see us ! We pledge ourselves to put all our stock of goods at prices to suit the times. „ , JOHN ROBSON Si CO. Madison, April 5,1842. } New €>ood, at Ebenezer! THE undersigned offers for sale, at hia old stand, in Ebenezer, Morgan County, a good assortment of Dry G<K>ds, Hats and Caps, Bonnets, Shoes, i Hardware, Cutlery, Powder, Shot and Lead, Crockery, China and Glass Ware, t Patent Medicines, Nails, Copperas, Indigo, Pearlash, Suleratus, Sugar, Coffee, Molasses, Liquors, Candies, Raisins, Saddlery, . > Together with a general assortment of Japanned and plain Tin Ware, Sic. Sic. which are offered very low, for cash- • „ . JOHN DURDIN. May 3 4w5 h ©'W TO THE LADIES ! TUST OPENED, at C. F. HOFFMAN’S Cheap Cash ” Store, Madison, Morgan County, the following: Irish Linen, for 50 to 87 1-2 cents; Russia Diaper, 52 50 per piece; 5-4 and 4-8 brown Shirting, 15 to 18 3-4 cents; 5-4 and 4-4 bleached Sheeting for Pillow Cases, 15 to 20 centß ; 3-4 and 4-4 brown Homespun, 9 to 16 cents; t-leached Shirting, 10 to 18.3-4 cents; Calicoes, 10 to 25 eents; Bedticking, superior qualities, 16 to 20 cents; colored Shaljey, 62 1-2 cents; Bom bazine, 1 50 to 81 87 ; superior black Silk, figured, 87 1-2 cents; Gros deNaples, black Mnrinoe, black and white Crape and Liese, Cotton and Thread Edging and Lace ; plain and figured Lace for ladies’ Caps; Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs, from 371-2 cents to 82; Lin en Cambric, Cambric, Jacconett Muslin, Swiss and Book Muslin*, check and dotted Muslins, Muslin Need le work, Edging nnd Insertings, Bobbi->ett and Silk Quillings; Ladies’ Silk, China and Embroidered Mitts; Pick Ntc Gloves ; Misses’ long Gloves, assorted ; Cot ton Stripes, Diaper, Damask ; Corded Skirts; French needle-worked Co'lars nnd Capes; checked Silk Cra viits, fancy China Shawls, Pic Nic Shawls, Scarfs, era broidi-red 6-4 Creese Shawls, black and white English and French Silk Hose nnd half Hose ; English and German ladies’ and misses’ Cotton Hose, Apron Check, Holland Tape, assorted. Cotton nnd Linen Braid. Cot ton Corde, Reticules, ladies’ and misses’ Lawn and Silk Bonnets, ladies’ Dress Caps, black Itolinn Lasting, Poult de Soie.Gros deAtrique, fancy Ribbons, Bel’ings, Pins, Pocadee, Pearl Buttons, Cotton Thread, Sewing Silk, Lace Veils, green Bnrrege. Parasols, plain and fancy China Silk, Garters, Baby Shoes, Silk Cord, Per fumery, Boston and English Straw Bonnets, Leghorn Bon nets, childrens’ Leghorn Hats, French printed Cam bric, Law ns ; 5,6, 8 and 10 Factory Yarn; Cotton Flannel, Hooks anil Eyes, narrow Ribbons,ladies'Ktdi Slippers, nnd numerous other Goods. Ladies, please call and examine for yourselves. . 4 ALSO, A full assortment of Fresh GARDEN SEED, MED ICINE, &c, &c. May 3 4w5 E. D. Williams A Cos. Auction and Commission Merchants, MACON, GEORGIA, TTAVING taken the Fire proof Store, next below that” II of Messrs. Rea &. Cos ton. Commerce Row, is now prepared to offer every lacility in their line Their de-’ voted attention will he given to all business entrusted’ to their care, and correct returns made ns early as pos siblo. They solicit consignments, and a share of the* business generally. April 5 , Iyl’> GENERAL -TAGE OFFICE. GLOBE HOTEL. McDonough, Georgia. THE subscribers would respectfully inform the Tray. oiling public that this House, situated on the West corner ol the Public Square, is still open, under the su perintendence of James W. & David F. Kxott, whose attention to business, and experience, entitle them to> some claims on the travelling public This being the General Stage Office, seats may be secured on either Pilot or Defiance Lines of Four Horse Post Coaches for the East or West— the Hack Lino from Covington or Newnan, East or West, or Hugh Knox's Line from Forsyth to Decatur, via Indian Springs, or vice versa. The subscribers would most respectfully tender their thanks to the public fur the very liberal patronage here tofore extended, and most respectfully solicit a contin uance of the same, pledging themselves, on their part, to use their best exertions to accommodate and please those who may call on them. . J. VV. & D. F. KNOTT. April 19 ly3 Georgia, i To the Superior Court Morgan county, j of said County : THE petition of Ephraim Trotter sheweth that here -*■ tofore, to wit: on the eighth day ol February, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-one, Edmund Wheat of said county, made and delivered to your petitioner his certain mortgage deed, in writing, of that date, and thereby, for and in consideration that your petitioner was security for the said Edmund on two promissory notes—one for three hundred and fifteen dollars, due- December twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and forty, payable to 11. Wade, or bearer, nnd dated November twenty seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, and one other note for the same amount, due on or before the twenty-fifth of December, eighteen hundred and forty-one, and bearing date with said last mentioned note, and payable as above—as well as for nnd in con sideration of the sum of five doilnrs in hand paid by your petitioner to the said Edmund, the receipt where of in said deed is acknowledged, did grant, bargain, eell and convey unto the said Ephraim, his heirs and assigns, the following property,to wit: one certain tract of land containing three hundred acres, more or less, adjoining land of Dr. 11. Wade, Matthew Cor.kran.andi others, also the crop now growing, or to he grown up on the same, to have nnd to hold said bargained pre mises, or property, to the said Ephraim, his heirs nnd assigns, to liis_ and their own proper use, benefit and behoof; and the said Edmund, for himself, his execu tors and administrators, the said bargained property or premises unto the said Ephraim did wnt rant and forev er defend against the claim of* himself, his heirs, and against the claim of all other persons whatever: pro vided cevertheless, that it the said Edmund, his heirs, executors and administrators shall nnd do truly pay, or cause to be paid unto the aforesaid Wade, or bearer, tlie af irementioned sum of six hundred and thirty dol lars on tne days and times mentioned sot the payment thereof in the said promissory notes mentioned, with lawful interest u|>on the same, according to rhe tenor of said notes, then and from thenceforth, ns well ns the present indenture and the right to the property thereby ! conveyed, as the said promissory notes shall cease, de termine and be void tj all intents and purpqses. And it being further show * to tlie Court that the said Ed mund Wheat has not complied with the condition ol said deed of mortgage, nnd that your petitioner has been compelled to pay on said notes said sunt of money, with lawful interest thereon. It is Ordered by the Court, that the said Edmund Wheat show cause, on or before the first day of the next term of said Court, why the equity of redemption in and to the said mortgaged premises, or property, should not be forever barred and foreclosed. And, it is further Ordered by the Court, that a copy of this rule be served up.in the said Edmund in person three months before the next term of this Court, or published in one of the public gazettes of this State four months previous’ to the next term of said Court. A. A. OVERTON, Attorney for Mortgagee. True Extract from th-s minutes Superior Court, given* under my hand at office, 26th April, 1*42. JNO. C. REES, Clerk. May 3 4m5 Georgia— TKorgan County : UTHEREAS, Wilson Watley, Jr., applies to me for ” Letters of Administration on the estate of Ornon Watley, deceased t These are |herefore to cite and admonish all and singulnr the kindred and creditors of sa ; d deceased, to be nnd appear at my office within the uw prescribed by law, to show cause, il any they have, why said let ters should not be granted. Given under my hand, at office, in Madison, t JAMES C. TATE, CiokC.O. 1 May 7 6 Morgan Sheriffs Sales. WILL lie sold on the first Tuesday in June next, be— ” ~ ore *he Court House door, in the Town of Madi son, in said County, within the usual hours of sale, Four Negroes, to wit: Peter, a man, 2 i years of age,. Ephraim, a man, 23 years of ace, Lucy, a girl,2l years ol age, and Anderson, a boy. 7 yenraof age, all levied on as the property of John Magee, ttuu pointed out by Mid Jolm Magee, to satisfy 39 fi fas. from a Justices’ Cjßtrt of the 396 h Dist. G. M. of said County, in favor/ of C R. Zachary, vs. John Magee a.id R. J. Butts. ’ °oe Buggy, levied on to satisfy n fi. fa. in favor r j ir nni Bacon Si Cos vs. Jacob E. Roll and Sand -Cliirk, and pointed out by Isham S. Fannin/. Plninttn'a Attorney. Also, one trnct of Land, containing two hundred a cres, more or less, as the property of Srnnuel Stovall, . it being the plane whereon the said Samuel now lives, adjoining the lands of Alexander A wtry, David McMa han, Julius Skinner, and others, ond pointed out by Mr*. Stovall, to satisfy a H. fa. from Morgan Superior Court, September Term, 1839, in favor of the Justices of the Inferior Court, by their Attorney, Wm.F VanLand ingham. vs. Edmund Duke, principal, Wilie A- B. Mo horn and Samuel Stovall, securities. Also, a Negro boy, by the nanto of Alfred, about 15 ■ years of age, levied on as the properly of John C. Rees, toaatisfv a fl. fa. in fever of John C. Moore, vs. Hugh Woods, John Woods ond William Woods—John C. R May*7 CUnty ’ LEWIS GRAVES,Sheriff. MORGAN SHERIFF’S SALES will. iAEEr hereafter he published in the ‘'Southern „ “ecor er,” Milledgeville, nnd the “South ern Miscellany,” at Madison. M _ LEWIS GRAVES,Sheriff May 7 g Shoo# cm ™ L B BSflßSßrt&‘ May 7 *w6