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For the Barnesville Weekly Gazette.
A Dram Orinkers’ Argument
BY \V. E. ii. SEARCY.
Dram Drinker. Boys, if you do not
wish to be drunkards, just keep away
from all temperance organizations. I
joined one of them once, and fhe first
thing I knew, I was nearly dead for a
dnnk. \\ ed, the first time the thing
met, I resigned ; and being then free
from restraint, indulged to excess, and
got dead drunk. Now you take my ad~
vice and keep away from all such
'lhe Answer. Among the powers of
the soul is that called the will—the
faculty by which man either orders an
action performed, suspends one in oper
ation, continues one that is suspended,
or refuses altogether to act.
Alan then, can do nothing until he
wills to do it; and when he has once
willed to 'i a Ring,it lie does not sus
pend its operation, the action wiLed
must be performed, if possible.
It is clo ar from tlris philosophical
fact, that to control the action , it is on*
ly necessary to get the will under con
Again, there is connected with man,
uot lost to shame, a principle of world*
! iy honor which, as he draws himself
nearer the things of eternal life, shines
the brighter in his bosom. This de
sire to be thought well of by our fel
low's, the principle so closely connects
ed in our nature with the moral con
science pulling us continually, as it
were, towards the wavs of pleasantness
land the paths of peace, when rightly
cultivated by pure association, elevates
the soul high above its baser propensi*
ties. It b the last beacon light, when
conscience is scared, that shines ore the
tempestuous ocean of life to guide his
broken and forsaken spirit back to the
pure nature from whence it fell. The
honor then controls the will in all cases
where the character is at stake.
Now when a person presents him*
self for membership in a “Sons' LoA>rc
the nature of the institution is explain
ed ta him, and when lie has been made
to understand the purport of the order,
he is asked if he wills to not manufac
ture, trafic, or use as a beverage spir
ituous or malt liquors, wine or cider.—
If ho answers that lie does, he is requir
ed to so’emnly pledge Iris honor that
that will shall be his will, so long as
life shall last.
by i'u<i honor) and the honor in the
possession of the lodge. The honor
governing the will and the will govern
ing the actions. His character is at
stake. If he remains true, peace and
prosperity will around him come; but
if he proves false, remorse will sting
his out cast heart until he drowns the
pain with the liquid fire, and sinks him
self too low in degradation to raise his
body from the fittli wherein he wal
lows. Alan thus situated instead of
being induced thereby to become a
drunkard, would flee the wrath to come
with hasty step, and ne’er indulge
again, the unclean thing.
Temperance associations will love
then, right minded men, and instead a
curse, must be a blessing to any civil
In our temperance societies the vice
of dramsdriuking is paiuted in all its
horror and hideomness ; and
“Vicfl to be hated, needs but be seen ”
By die pure associations louiul
mound the altar of Love, Purity and
Fidelity, the principle of honor is cul
tivated, and the man who sticks to its
principles will find himself carried along
to higher and nobler thoughts. Thus
lie rides triumphantly above the tempt
ers snares. Does joining a temperance
society make one become a drunkard ?
The answer is before you.
The beloved Dr. Means in answer
to the same argument lias, in a few
words, made the matter char, practi
cally clear to all. Says the Doctor:
Strange philosophy ! Are you a grand
juror, sir? Then forbear to take an
oath to report crime, or you will be
the more tempted to connive at, and
encourage it. Are you a witness ?
Then decline that solemn judicial ap-
peal to Heaven, that your testimony
‘‘shall be the truth, the whole truth,
and nothing but the truth,” or lo ! you
will incur the probability of commit
ting the honorable crime of peijury
before court and jury. Truly if this
reasoning be orthodox, cur simple an
cestors, both English and American,
have been but relaxing the bounds of
virtue by every obligation imposed to
I secure it. But if it must prevail, we
hope that our fair young auditors on
the right, who have not yet appeared
at the altar, will, for their own sakes,
move an alteration of tho matrimonial
ceremony to accommodate the sensP
Ewe consciences of suitors of this creed.
For should they solemnly pledge, before
preists and people, in the language of
the marital vow, '"to love, comfort, hon
or and hcep, the lady of their choice, a
fearful temptation is generated, de ipso
i facto, to hate , torture, disgrace, and,
reject her.” “O ! shame where is thy
i blush, ” when sophistry such as this is
held for argument.”
My fellow men cease your wrangling.
“Come join in our temperance army,
And put on the temperance badge ;
1 am sure that it never will harm you
To give in your name to the pledge.”
Slisiutos of flic Stale Fine
New ITorE Church, Heard Cos., Ga., )
Friday noon, July 9th, 1869. j
State Line Musical Convention met
according to adjournment.
The 1 resident, 13. F. Wilson, being
absent, J. D. Louis was called to the
chair pro tern.
Music lesson, conducted by W. Y r .
Recess 30 minutes.
L ssou of music, by C. F. Lctson.
On motion, adjourned until Satur
day morning, 9 o’clock.
Saturday* .morning, )
July lOtb, 9 o’clock. j
Convention met pursuant to adjourn
ment, B. F. Wilson presiding.
Opened with singing and prayer by
On morion, the Chair appointed a
Committee of Arrangement of five,
c nsi-ling of the following vrrnc'L per*
sons: J. N. Pittman, Lash ley,
J. D. Louis / Wocdv Smith ai*H D. F.
A lesson cf music by the President.
Recess 15 minutes.
Alusic by J. N. Pittman, 30 min
utes, followed by W. Y. Aloe dy, 30
Recess 45 minutes.
Alusic by G. F. Weaver, 30 minutes,
followed by Win. A. Hardy, 30 min
Recess 15 minutes.
Lesson of music by A. 13. Lasliley,
30 minutes, followed by C. F. Letsan,
Recess 15 minutes.
On motion, the doors of the Con
vention were opened for the reception
of members, to remain open until the
body adjourns on Sunday evening.—
The Constitution was read :dso.
On motion, there was a call for cor*
respondents to volunteer to represent
Los body in certain conventions of
Georgia and Alabama, which was ta
ke u up in the following order : first,
fur correspondents to the Alabama
Alusical Convention— J. Av. Pittman
earn lie wmuld go; second, t the Del
ta Convention—B F. Wilso i promised
to represent us there; third, to the
Southern Musical Convention of Geor*
gia, to which B F. Wilson responded.
*hi in' ■ ’here was or. .qiporfuni
ty ottered Tor ine'recepfTon of corre
spondents from other bodies, schools,
On motion, the Chair appointed a
committee of five to define the limits,
or boundary lines, for the location of
this body, which committee consists of
the following pei’sons: A. N. Jones,
C. F. Letson, A. B. Laehley, J. N.
Pittman and John D. Louis.
Then a motion prevailed for the
suspension of business :—a lesson of
music was given by the President.
Adjourned in regular order until 9
o’clock to-morrow morning.
Sunday morning, )
July 11th, 9 o’clock. J
Opened with singing and prayer.
Lesson of music, 30 minutes, by G.
F. Weaver, followed by D. T.
bey, 30 minutes,
Recess 20 minutes.
Music by J. N. Pittman 30 minutes,
followed by A. B. Lishley, 30 minutes.
Recess GO minutes.
EVENING SESSION BUSINESS.
The committee to establish the
boundary lines of this body reported
as follows :
The boundary lines of State Line
Convention—the Chattahoochee River
from the Mclntosh reserve to Hear
ston’s ferry is the eastern liue ; from
Hearston’s ferry, via Fredcnia, Camp’s
Gross Roads and Mill Town to Louina
is the southern line ; from thence up
the Tallapoosa River to the junction of
the tw’o rivers, then up the little Tal
lapoosa to the Mclntosh road is the
western line, and the Mclntosh road
from the Tallapoosa river to the Chat
tahoochee river is the northern line.
The above report was received and
adopted by the body for its province.
There being no petition banded in
for the next session of this body, a
motion prevailed which authorized the
appointing of a committee to select a
location for the next session of this
body ) also, to define the time of bold
ing said meeting. The committee
consists of the following persons : A.
N. Jones, T. A. Chvensbey, J. D. Lou
is and C. F. Letson,
A motion prevailed in this body pe
titioning the Southern Musical Con
vention, of Georgia, to grant this body
territory on the eastern side of the
Next, resolutions of thanks etc.,
etc., were offered by J. N. Pittman,
which w r ere received and adopted.—
Also, by Pittman,
Resolved, That the Secretary for
ward a copy of our proceedings to the
Editors of the Barnksville Weekly
Gazette, with a request that they
publish the same.
On motion, (business being dispensed
witti,) the body prepared for mu si©.
Music by T. A. Oweusbey 30 min
u*s, followed by Wm. A. Hardy. 30
■ Recess 30 minutes.
i Music by C. F. Letson, followed by
P* F. Wilson, Pres’t.
1. A Oyvensbey, Vice Pres’t.
C F. Letson, Sec’y.
For the Barnesville Weekly Gazette.
Alkssrs. Editors: I have just re*
turned from a week’s meeting, the com
mencement of which was the dedica
tion ot anew church. The meeting,
being protracted, was very iuteiesting
throughout the week.
Saturday night, while the last hymn
was being sung, ] a dy rose up far
back in the house, came forward and
took her seat on the front pew. I
w F ent to her and inquired what she
meant —whether she wished for prav
er or desired to offer herself for mem
bership. Uer reply W'rs as follow’s :
”1 Rina great sinner. I want you
to pray for me.”
The invitation was then extended to
all and many* others came forward af
I he lady mentioned above returned
to her seat; but, instead of silling
down, she knelt at her seat. This act
attracted the attention of a number of
the sisters of the church, who seemed
to be gathering around her, so I took
the privilege to go and inquire of her
her real condition, asking her to tell
me all of her case. She related her
experience as follows :
“YY lien 1 was about sixteen years
old I was reading the Bible. The
part I read was about the destruction
ot Sodom, and when I came to where
Lot’s wire looked back and was turned
into a pillar of salt I thought, ‘Why
such an example a6 this ?’ I decided
that it was because of disobedience,
and was 1 not rs disobedient as slie
was f and if God made an example of
her, would he not do the 6ame with
me ? I decided that he would—if not
in tins life, in eternity —and thus my
conviction arose. For Bor 10 months
I had sore trouble and distress, a bur
then that this poor heart scarcely was
able to bear. One eveni g, as I sat in
the door reading the Bible and breath
ing prayer, (lor 1 cou'd do nothing
else my very breath was prayer to
God,) there 6eemed, all of a sudden, a
light around me. It truly was not a
visible light ; but, in my soul, the glo
ry ot God was, to me, so evidently
clear that it seemed as a light. The
joys of salvation so filled my heart
that I felt that, as a feather, the heav
enly breeze would carry mo up to the
world of bliss. So, soon alter, I united
with the church ; but, in a short time,
6cism and division entered and broke it
up. From thnt time I have been suf
fering with double and tears, sometimes
trying to throw all hope away and
sometimes almost driven to infidelity.—
i- (Ji Uij eiTlb OOQ 11<1.3 TViiujs oii, l jj SWo
hand ot deatli, my father, mother,
brothers and sisters. I had three
children. God has taken tl em,one at
a time. Last week I buried the last of
the three. Now,” said 6he, “1 Want
you to give me some advice and pray
I advised her to join the church.—
She said that she was not worthy. I
told her that I would vouch for the
honesty of the church, and that if she
would tell the church all of her case
they would advise her what to do. So
she again rose up and went to the al
tar to tell her feelings to all. She
then said :
‘■Now, if you think rne worthy, give
me a place at your feet; if not, be
honest with me.’’
Alessrs. Editors, this woman’s talk
had more effect than all the preaching
before. She is a well informed lady
and has a bright intellect, although
6he has for two or three years, in her
distressed circumstances, lived as a
hireling, or servant, to cook, wanh,
milk, etc., occupying the humblest
station in life. She his a good, chris
tim spirit. The church received her
and gave her a place among the peo
ple of God. AI.
Russc 1 cille ) G 0.., July 28, ’GO.
Pleasant Grove, Ala., )
July 27, ISG9. f
■ Messrs. Editors: I Lave received
some three or four copies of your val- ,
uable and, to me, interesting paper.— ;
Interesting from the fact that it is re
freshing to my mind, and I love to read
those friendly discussions on the prin- ;
ciples of music, a theme that I have
spent a large portion of my lifo in ad
vocating and teaching.
lam pleased at the idea of anew
book in any kind of syllables that are
better than those we have. If it is
possible to get them, they should bo
selected with great care. Tli6 present
shapes are hard to beat if properly
app ied ; but I would Lke something
new iu the principles as well as the
music—plain and easy of comprehen
sion. A laiger and fuller gamut, or
rudiments, with more explanations iu
the form of a dictionary.
I would be glad to see you, witli as
many other good leaders as can come
from old Georgia, at our Convention iu
September. We love music in Alaba
ma and I aoi happy to say there is
considerable interest felt in the good
cause at present. Some of our c.lurch
es make appointments of two and
three days length and invite leaders
to attend and conduct the music. I in
variably attend such appointments, as
I think they are gotten up from the
proper source to effect much good.
1 send you two pieces of music and
hope you will publish them, if not
Send on your paper. I will send
you the in a few weeks with, I
hope, several others. I will do all I
can for the Gazette.
My address is Wetnmpka.
‘‘My dear,” said an anxious matron
to her daughter, “It’s very wrong for
young people to be throwing kisses to
each other.”—“Why so, mamma? I’m
sure they don’t hurt, even if they do
Euhaulee, Ga , August 2 1, 1809.
Messrs. Editors: Bad health, and other
conflicting circumstances, over which I
could exercise no control, have prevented
me from giving my usual contributions to
vour excellent journal. The weather,
here, has been exceedingly hot this Sum
mer, and the drought, succeeding the
severe hail storm of the Spring, has had
a damaging effect upon our crop prospects.
The wheat crop being only a half average
crop, and the price being so much smaller
than last year have rendered the monetary
market exceedingly stringent. Indeed
save immediately after the war there never
has been a greater dearth in monetary
affairs than now. Farmers who purchased
supplies to enable them to carry on their
farming operations, based upon the wheat
crop, manifest great disinclination to sell
their surplus of wheat at the price offered,
and the consequence is that bu iness men,
dependent alone upon the tillers of the
s< il for funds to liquidate their debts, are
greatly embarrassed. Added to this the
gloomy prospect of the cotton crop causes
no very pleasant anticipations in the
future. On lands which usually make
1000 to 1200 pounds of cotton per acre,
not half this Rnrount may be expected ;
and the corn crop can not be, under the
most favorable auspices, more than a half
crop. True in 6ome localities crops are
fine and promising, but they are only
“vases in the desert's waste.” But I have
thus far given you the dark side of the
picture. In contrast with this sombre
cloud of gloom stands the genial sunshine
of health and peace. I have been here
three years, and this year, so far, has
proven ‘‘distressingly healthy,” to the
doctors at least. We have had no epi
demic up to this time. An intermittent
fever which h;;s hitherto been so preval
ent in our midst seems to have well nigh
exhausted itself in the past, and our peo
ple are almost universally healthv.—
Laborers of all kind have worked faith
fully, and as a general rule the two con
flicting races move on in harmony in their
respective spheres. This is, in the main,
to be accounted for in the absence of a
fredman’s bureau to encourage idleness
and shield crime. This institution, doubt
less designed for good, proved a roost
miserable abortion. It lived, flourished,
and died, and now there are none “so f oor
as to do it reverence.”
Rev. Mr. Buckhcad, of the Presbyterian
church at Athens, has been conducting a
series of interesting meetings here for the
past ten days. He is no ordinary man.—
He blends in one harmonious whole, some
of the best qualifications of bead and
heart. lie is indeed an able divine, and
his ministrations here have been well re- 1
ceived and crowned with happy results.
Mr. Harris’ school will resume its exer
cises on Monday week. He has had a fine
school the p&sc session and doubtless will
lave, as he justly deserves, a flourishing
school next term, n uuj uf nium>r _
ous readers wish to send their sons,
daughters, or wards to a splendid teacher’
in a pleasant neighborhood, they can do
no better than to patronize the “Euharlee
Male and Female High School” But
enough ! goodbye ! Yours truly,
J. C. C. Blackburn,
A Fearful Tragedy.
Tho Augusta Chronicle 4* Sentinel
contains a long account of a fearful
tragedy occurring in one of the moun
tain counties in this State. A Mr. R.,
the happy possessor of a young and
beautiful wife, being obliged to go to
Atlanta on business of importance,
suggested to bis wife that she should
invite the unmarried daughter of bis
next neighbor and friend, Mr. L , to
stay with her daring his absence.—
This arrangement was mutually agree
able, as Mr. R’s servants slept at the
negro quarters, nearly half a mile from
the house. Tho young lady, after
consultation with her mother, agreed
to come over during the afternoon, and
Mrs. R. felt sati.-fied until dark, when
her friend failing to come, according to
promise, she began to feel a little
About 9 o’clock, a servant brought
a note from Miss L. stating that her
father, a man about fifty-five years of
age, had positively refused to consent
to tho arrangement. Mrs. It. then
prepared to spend the night by herself.
Feeling that she had a proteeter in a
large and very fierce yard dog, she
took him in her room and retired to
Somewhere near midnight she was
aroused by the growling of the dog,
and discovered that someone had
forced the liall door open and was
seeking to gain admittance to In r
chamber. She asked who was there,
to which a man’s voice replied by
telling her to open the door, adding
that if she refused, ho would break it
in. Mrs R. said that if he did she
would shoot him. The man laughed
scornfully, and thr iw his weight
against the door, which gave way, and
ho burst into the room. The dug,
which had all this tune crouched
growling on the floor, sprang forward j
as the man entered, and fastened on
his throat. The intruder attempted to
kill him with a knife which he had in '
his hand, but the faithful dog was too t
mush for him, and bore him to the i
floor. Mrs. R. ran out to the nearest
neighbour’s bouse, that of Mr. L., and
raised tiie entire household to go to her
assi-tance. Mr. L. was not at home,
and his wife, as if struck by a sudden
presentiment, screamed —
“Merciful God 1 it must be my hus
Tho whole crowd returned to the
house of Mrs. R , where they found a
man on the floor, with the teeth of the
dog fastened iu his throat. When they
pulled the noble animal off it was
found that the suspicions of Mrs. L.
were but too correct —her husbaud lay
i It appears that on some frivolous
' excuse he had objected to his daugh
ter's going to spend the night with her
friend, and said he was going to sit np
with a sick friend living some mtle6
distant. He loitered about in the
woods till midnight, when he forced
his way into the house aud met with a
1 just retribution.
A Monstrous Evil.—The Hong
kong Daily Press, of June Ist, throws
anew light upon the question of the
importation of Ohinesr women for the
purposes of prostitution. Jt appears
that a -arge proportion of these txnfor
tunnte females are kidnap ped in China,
and sent here against their will, to be
devoted to a life of shame. They are
systematically inveigled from their
homes in the interior by cunuing old
hags—si ch as infest other countries
than China, and being taken to Hong
keng are forced on bdaid Ship, under
terror of threats ar.d intimidation.—
The Daily Press calls for colonial leg
islation on the sulject, and suggests
the propriety of issuing a proclamation
informing the girls (who are mostly
ignorant of the law) that they may
claim protection of the authorities.—
Whatever action the poople of Hong
kong may take in this connection, it is
certain tl at much of the responsibility
of this disgraceful business rests upon
those who knowingly permit their
vessels to c-irry those kidnapped
The Pacific Mail Steamship Com*
pany might check this immigration
materially by the exercise of more
caution in taking Chinese, passengers ;
but even then it is probable that they
would come by sailing ves-els to some
j extent. Borne months ago the beads
; of the Chinese Companies expressed
a determination to put an end to tha
shameful traffic ; and for a short time
it seemed ns though we bad seen tfco
last of it. But when the- public had
forgotten the matter a little emigration
increased again, and at present if is in
full blast. We believe the uompanies
can stop it ;f they w T ant to, and if they
will not, we must take the matter into
| our own hands. The qu stion is one
which affects our reputation as a
Christian, civilized community—and
now' that we know how these unfortu
nate creatures are procured, wo mu&t
lose no time in putting the shameful
1 bus'ucss away from us.
The Caterpillar in Florida.—
An extract from a private letter dated
Cherry Lake, Florida, July the 29th,
and written by a reliable gentleman,
brings bad news from the planters of
our sLter State :
“On my return I find that the cat
erpillars have infested every f*rm ami
every cotton field that 1 can hear of,
and from present indications they will
make an exceedingly short, job of it. —
It has rained almost constantly for the
lust, forty days, and the season is pro
pitious for them, and from present ap
pearances they will be as numerous as
the locusts of Egypt in the days of
Pharaoh in a very short time. The
hearts of the people sicken and sadden
at the thought of again losing all, or
nearly all, of their year’s labor, and
that, too, when their anticipations and
fondest expectations came so near be
ing consummated. Hope is aii ihat
seems to be left us. The planter’s
greatest desiie is dry weather. The
corn crop is cxceLent and quite ade
quate to the wants of the community,
Liberty of flic Press.
Around her waist 1 put my arm—
It felt as soft as cake,
“OIL, dear,” says she, “what liberty
lou printer men do take?”
“XVhj- yep, my, Sal, mv charming gnl,>
(I squeezed her some,' F g-xac,)
Can you Kay sc lt against
The freedom of the Press?”
I kissed her some—T did, by gum ;
She Colored like a beet ;
Upon my living soul she looked
Almost too good to eat.
I gave another bus, and then
Says she, “I do confess
I rather kinder sorter liko
The freedom of the Press !
An observing individual, in a
very healthy village, seeing the sexton
at work in a hole in the ground, in
quired what he was about, “Digging a
grave sir” “Digging a grave, why,
I thought poople didn’t die often hero,
—do they “Oil, no£sir. They nev
er die but once.”
There is an anecdote told some
where of a di-pute in which a boister
ous, ill-bred fellow called his adversa
ry “no gentleman.” “I suppose you
think yourself one ?” was the reply.—
“Dertainly I do,” answered the bully 7.
'• 1 hen,” Haiti the, other, “I am not of
fend. and that you don’t think me one.’’
“Recollect, sir,” said a tavern
keeper to a gentleman who was about
leaving his houso without paying the
“reckoning”—“recollect, sT, if you
bse your purse, you didn’t pull it out
2L-ib> ’ ‘ Look out, there ! what are
you kicking my dog for ?”
“I'm kickin’ him ’cause he’s full of
fleas, and I don’t want to get ’em on
my Sunday clothes.”
“Fleas, the devil! Why, that dog
sleeps with me
“Yes. dam you, X know it; and
that’s where he gets ’em.”
Self” Smith aud Brown, running op
pos te ways around a corner, struck
each other, “Cli dear, how you made
iny head ring,” said Smith.
“That’s a sign its hollow,” said
“ But didn’t yours ring ?”
“That’s a sign its cracked.” replied
‘‘What can a man do, asked a green
one, when a sheriff is coming up to him
with a writ in his hand 7”
“Apply the remedy,” said another.
“Apply the remedy! What reme
dy r .
A man who bumps his head
against that of his neighbor isn’t apt to
think tha* two heads are better tban
SST* An editor desires his subscribers
to pay up, as be wishes to play a simi
lar joke upon Ins cteditors.
Queer philosophers these chil
dren. “Ala, do combs eat?” ‘‘No*
child.” “Well, what do they have
Ad aueer ouce said to Socrates.
I “You canuot stand on one leg as long
as I can.” ‘ True, rep ied tlio philos
opher, “but a goose can.”
A social glass to which Jadfe.-;
! are addicted. The mirror.