Ic published every _fc* ‘Jb6HDA.IT
morning, in Cartersville, Harlow County, Ga.,
Smith & Milam,
Proprietor*, at Turkic Dollars, per an
num. strictly in advance / Two Hollar* for
Si* M .nths; vine I) >llar for Three Month*.
Advertneinunta for one month, or less time
One Dollar per square, of ten line* or less,)
for each insertion; all other adverti-ementu
will be charged Fifty per cent on old prices.
JONES & MAITBIE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
WILL attend promptly to all busi less en
trusted to their care. Will pract ce in
the Courts oflaw, and equity in the Cherokee
Circuit. Special attention jfiven to the collec
tion of claims. Jan. 1, 1866. ly
ohn J - June*. R- Maltbie.
fpilE undersigned respeotfully offer his pro
fessional service* to the c'tizen* of ( ar
tersvillc and vicinity. He i* prepared
to do all kind* of Tffiyyvl work belonging
to his profession. T setts of
“* n tP ‘ n S "' d P F.*M. JOHNSON?'
Cortersville, Feb. 13. 6m°
DU. T. F. JONES,
TTIENDEKS his professional services to the t
I citizens of KINGSTON and vicinity, and
xeVpoctfuUy solicits a portion of their patronage.
June 2. ___
JOHN W. WOFFORD.
Attorney at liaWj
Also, FIRE INSURANCE AGENT.
...present* the bust Northern ami
Southern Companies. Can be found
at the law office of Wofford & Parrott
April 10, 1860.
TIIOS. W DODD,
Attorney at Law
KW COUNTY COURT SOLICITOR.
Will give particular attention to the
collection of claims. t * ( ‘ l
.1 olt n C . Brasson,
ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR ATIAW,
PRtCTLCES LAW in the several coun
of U»K Cherokee Circuit, also. Polk,
«xrraU.it and Floyd couuue*. Prompt at
tention given to business, Nov. -3. Ly
(Professional card* SIQ earth per annum.J
w. H. PRITCHETT,
Attorney at Law.
CARTERSVILLE. * GEORGIA.
XXR \CTICES Law in *ll the courts of the
Pcherokee circuit and counties adjonung
JERE ft. HOWARD,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
ETanTe r House,
BY LANIER & DOBBS, Proprietors
mills House i* located iu a few steps of the
I R iilroad. wherethe cars »top Passengers
taka three meals a day here. Meal*'prepared
.* all hours. J y
W< L. dOLDSniTII,
Attorney at Law,
.. . Georgia
■Will practice in Fulton and adjoining counties.
Also in Barlow Superior Court.
Office over Holbrook’s Hat Store, Whitehall.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
f Oarters'vU e Also sev-rni pUntati .ns of varl
to w iiofUi tsrsvu e Parties desiring to bu or
art -■ -s t»‘sr“““‘“*
prouipily answered. Ju y
James W. Strangej
PLAIN AND JAPANNED TIN WARE, &C.
Clean Linen and Cotton Rags taken in ex
change for Goods. Repairing, Roofing and
Guttering done with neatness and dispatch.
Cartersville, Nov. 1. «1 v
The Cartersville Hotel.
DR. THOMAS MILAM havin?
charge of this House, would he ■
pleased to accomm Jiiale af w Board- Hli !
sirs with BOARD, with oi without
Lodging. Call an 1 see him at once for terms
Cart, rsville, Jan 17.
S, H, Pat till o,
VTTII' attend protupnv to ute Cutti g. Kei-«ir-_ l«
\\ mg »r,d VI .Xing Boy'* and Meu’s Clo hlng.
Office in N-c . room of biair &, BracUbaw'a store. 2
Oarisrsville, Ua. —LA.
IS prepared to execute all kinds
R of work in the Fashionable Tail
'i/ ing line, with neatness and indu-—££.
table style- Over J. Elsas & Ca’s store.
Cartersville. jau 25.
THE CARTERSVILLE EXPRESS.
J. J. JONES, JK.
IS prepared, ct all ‘tmes. to furnish the
traveling public with convevanr e through
the country. Also to feed and shelter stock
at reasonable rates of board. My vehicles and
stock are kept in good condition. Mch. 15.
r?r H .v'mr rot my stock «r>d y. htc’es In yood or
der, I carries’ ly solicit the public percraUy to c«t an
*ivc me a fair trial. Kates will teas libeml sh csr> rl
afforded. J. J. J., jr.be
ECLIPSE j «L y LV
J. G. Stocks,
D FBPECTFULLY notify the Public renerally that
JV he hhi, just openned his New and Comimwii
ous LIVELY AND .-ALE STABLE, arid has it stock
ed woh (food horses. Irugrin, A*!., and is prepared to
fui mult ihose traveling into and across the country
yHi my kind <>l p i.ate convtyauce. Ue is also
prepared to B -ard St..ck in any cjuimtity with comfort
e l>|.- u iai ter. and Oounilful feed at reasonable rates.
Stork bouifht aud soul at his stables. His stock ad
being fiesta -.nd equipage rew he fl itter himself with
ti e oellef tha’- he Can furnish his customers wuh as
I.e.t ami c ...piste an out fl‘ as any like establishment
in Upper Ueorgt . A.I he asks to est .bilsh this fset Is
a ti ial CA KTSESVI I.LE, O A.. March 22, 1867.
_A_ LT ID
Rolling Mill Cos.,
RAIL-ROAD SPIKES, CHAIRS,
BRJOGE BOLTS, BAR IRON,
NAIL ROD, AND HORSE SHQEIRON.
Castings, of 1,11 descriptions, in
Brass or Iron, including
RAIL -BOAO CAR WHEELS. BOXES. PEDESTALS.
FRONTS. COLUMNS. AND VERANDAHS.
Mill Gearing and Machinery of all kinds.
. JOHN D. GRAY, President.
Opposite the Passenger Depot.
WHITE & WHITLOCK, Proprietors .
milE public are respectfully informed that
A_ this House ha* been remoddled and re
fitted, arid re- -pened for the accommodr tion
of the travelling public. Much time, laDour
and ex,tense has been expended in making it
worthy of patronage. Modern improvements
have been added, and the public can re V ot. .#
being equal to any in Soul hern cities
WHITE &. WIIITLGCK, Proprietors.
BRYSON 6r WYLEY, Oierka.
By Erwin & Jones.
ASSORTED sizes kept on hand. Also
WOOD COFFINS made to order. A
good HEARSE r ady at all hours.
CARTERSVILLE. Feb I, 1867. wTy
THOMAS W. MILNER,
Attorney at Law,
Will at end promptly to business entrus
to his care. Oct. 5 w!y
. U. MOtSITCASTIE,
Jeweller and Watch and
w Clock Repairer,
In the Front of A. A. Skinner & Co’s] store-
Cartersville jan 25
The Oldest Jewelry House In
All Articles Warranted as
JVutches and Jewelry Repaired by
competent workmen end (Warranted.
May I, 1867. wly
CARTERSVILLE GA, MAY *4, J 867.
Mcßride, dorsett co. t
To the Merchants of Georgia
* vS *
TT'E have already spoken through the papers to our
\\ friends throughout heS.u'h. and an vised th( »e
who were formerly our fellow-soldiers in the Sou hem
Airav, thi*f we had undertaken to apply, In Peace, the
elements of vigor, energy and promptness, which had
so olten gained us the day in War.
Wo have opened a
On a scale far beyond any before known
in the State. (
We are backed by all the advantages which are de
rived from abundant means and a thorough knowledge
of the business. A large part of our goods are shipped
DIRECTLY TO US FROM EUROPE.
via Charleston and Savannah.
■Meart V*SKA TVe confidently expect to supply from
#%/ our depot In At’anti, all those liter-
Q&W* ‘fcrjy chants ihrouchout this and adjoining
•L* IS* State;, who have heretofore made their
We can offer as varied a stock as can be found in
New \ ork, and we know that
OUR PRICES HERE WILL BE LOWER.
You will gave FREIGHT by purchasing here.
Y->u will give BREAKAGE by purchasing hore.
You will contribute to tho building up of a home de
pot of supplies by purchasing here.
We have on hand and constantly arriving
ASSORTED PRO’S OF CROCKERY,
of best and mixed grade. We repack Crockery, China
Glassware, Looking Glasses, Lunins, Cutlery," Plated
and Japanned Ware, Clocks, 4c., to order. We hare
J b lots of these goods from lime to time at very low
prices. We solicit your CASH orders, and will give
you large advantages for CASH IN HAND.
April 19, 1867. McBRIDE, DOKSETT 4 CO.
T. M. 4 R.C. CIARKE,
ENGLISH AND AMERICAN
Hardware Cutlery Guns Pistols
Iron, Steel, Nails,
Bellow*, Anvils, Vices,
Corn Sliellers, Straw Cutters, Shovels,
Plows, Hoes, Chains,
Locks, Hinges, Screws,
Hammers, Hatchets, Axes, &c.
And all other goods usually kept in the Hard
ware line. Also Agents for Farrbanks Platform
and Counter Scales, which we will seil at Fac
tory prices, freight added. At their old stand.
Corner ol Peach Tree and Line Street,
F. M. RICHARDSON,
Manufacturer and Wholesale Dealer in
ALL SINUS or
Tin and Sheet Iron
House Furnishing Goods, Gen
COOK, COM, WOOD AND WROUGHT
a@“ROOFIN G done with neatness and
dispatch. Whitehall Street,
W. L. Kirkpatrick & Cos., Druggists,
WILL keep constant on hand a w a
seeded stock of pure
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
Patent Medicines &c.
Jones’ Carriage Repository,
J. A. E“ w,s &C°
.1) c receiving their Stock, of
COMPRISING every variety adapted to the wants of
the country, which they are determined to sell at
the Lowest Prices—
All are invited to
CALL, EXAMINE AND BUY
and our motto is
Carters vUk, Gi., April 19, UoT,
I an n>w receiving from New York a large
Stock of Good* ; consisting of
SHOES. HITS. HARDWARE.
SADDLERY, STRAW GOODS,
Which I am offering very low for Cash.
Come and see for yourselves.
Kingston, Ga, E. V. JOHNSON.
May 17, 1867.
NEW STORE! NEW GOODS !
And New* Arrangements.
The undersigned takes pleasure In announcing to the
citixens of Cariersville and surrounding country, that
he has just opened out a most splended and FASH
IONABLE Stock of
adapted to the wants of the people, which he proposes
to sell at P ice’ to SUIT the TIMES.
Ladies wi t find almost Everything pertaining to their
GENTLEMEN will find Material and Furnishing
Goods for Clothing.
Families will find all kinds of goods common for do-
MESTIC USE, also BOOTS, SHOES,
Hats, Bonnets, Hoop Skir ts»
Umbrellas &c &c.
Also will keep on hand a large lot of
HE WOULD be hippy to receive calls at anytime
His doors are thrown wide open, and the Invitation
is to all. Come and examine his goetdl and prices.
Next door to A. A. Skinner A Cos., *• <i just below the
Post Office, L. FE«GU*ONT,
J. T. STOCKS with Ferguson.
Cartersville, G ; a., May 15t,1567.
f ABI ROSSCB.
MY OLD FRIENDS and CUSTOMERS will pleme remember, that, after hav'ng been twloe burned out, 1 have re
sumed the DRUG BUSINKdS with Messrs. T. J. A M. li. SWANSON, under the style of
AT BOARK'S CORNER, NEXT DOOR TO W. H. BROTHERTON, ATLANTA, GA.
I will be pleased to meet all my old friends at eur new place of business, where I am prepared to show them a large
and well assorted stock of
purposes, and at very low figures,
li.J. MASSEY, late
Jjflassey and Herty.
feb 1 ATLANTA, GA.
IR, IE -A. IF IE IR. -
Best machine in the World.
Manufactured by C, Ault man 4* Cos.
have been appoint
ed agents for the sale o' "Sm?
this celebrated Mows —~ .
aau Reaper, for the coun
tie* of Bartow, Gordon, Cherokee, and Pickens, and
will sell to any parties who wish the M .chine delivered
to them here. The prices are low and terms reason
able. Please cail at once and obtain circulars giving
description and pi ices, or address
JOHJTJ. HOWARD, or
W. H. GILbEBT.
Cartersville, Ga h April 12 .831. wßm
J-. W- MAXWELL.
Is prepared to do all kinds of work in Brick and
Stone at notice. Has on band a tee lot of newly
burned b> ick and ts prepared to do work upon the
most reasonable terms. I
Car*.«r*viii* Gs., Msy 3rd. ISfT.
Tlie Arkansaw Traveler.
We publish the following 1 , because
the time has come when it should be
read over. It has made you laugh
before, and it will do it again:
In the early settlement of Arkansas
a traveler, after riding some eight or
ten miles without meeting a human
being or seeing a human habitation,
caine at length, by a sudden turn in the
wood-road, to a miserable “shanty,”
the center ol a small clearing, in what
had originally been a “black jack
thicket,” whence the only sound that
proceeds is the discordant music ol a
broken-winded fiddle, from the troub
led bowels of which the oeeupant is
laboriously extorting the monotonous
tune known as “The Arkansas or
Rackensack 'Traveler.” Onr traveler
rides lip to within a few feet of the
door, which was ouce the bed frame of
a cart body, nojv covered with bear
skins, aud hung upon two big wooden
After much shouting, the inmate ap
pears, fiddle in hand, and evidently
wrathy at being interrupted in the ex
ercise of his art. The following colo
quy ensues, the indefatigable fiddler still
playing the first strain of “The the
Arkansas 'Traveler.” which in fact, he
continues, at sudden intervals, until
the dialogue, as will be seen, is brought
to an unexpected conclusion, ll this
be not “seeking lodgings under diffi
culties.” we should like to know what
might be legitimately so considered :
'Traveler—“Friend, can I obtain ac
commodations for the night with you?”
Arkansas Artist—“No, sir—’nary’
Traveler —“My dear sir, I have al
ready traveled thirty miles to-day, aed
neither myself nor my horse has had a
mouthful to eat; why ean’t you accom
modate me for the nig ht !”
Arkansas Artist—“Jes’t case it can’t
be did. We’re plum out of everything
to eat in the house: Bill’s gone to mill
with the last nubbin of corn oil these
premises, and it’ll be nigh onto the
shank of to-morrow evenin’ afore lie
comes home unless sutthiu on-common
Traveler —‘‘You surely have some
thing that I can feed my horse ; even a
few potatoes would be better than no
Arkansas Artist—‘Stranger our eatin
roois ’gin out about a week ago; so
your chance is slim thar.”
Traveler —“But, my friend, f must
remain with you, any way. I can’t
go any further, whether I obtain any
thing to eat or not. You certainly will
alllow me the shelter of your roof?”
Arkansas Artist—“’At can’t be did
old hors. You see, we’ve got only
one dried hide on the premises, and
me aud the old woman alius occupies
that; so wliar’s your chance?”
Traveler —“Allow me to hitch my
horse to that persimmon tree, and with
my saddle and blanket I’ll ma-ke a bed
in the fence corner.”
Arkansas Artist—“ Hitch your boss
to that ’simmon tree ? in a horn.
Why, you must be a nat’ral fool,
stranger! Don’t you see that’s meant!
my old woman’s only chance !or 'sim
noon beer in the fall of the year ? If
your hoss is so tarnal hungry as you
say he is, he’d girdle it as high up as
he could reach afore mornin’. Hitch
your hoss to that tree! 1 ’sped not;
no, no, stranger, you can’t come nary
such a dodge as that.”
Our traveler, seeing that he had an
original to deal with, and being himself
an amateur performer on the instru
ment to which the settler was so ar
dently attached, thought he would
change his tactics, and draw his de
termined not _ to"be “host” out a little
before informing him of the fact that
tie, too, could play “Arkansas Travel
er,” which once being known, he
rightly conjectured would be a passport
to his better graces.
Traveler —“Well, friend, if I can’t
stay, how far i3 it to the next house!”
Arkansas Artist—“ Ten m’les; and
you’ll think they’re mighty long ones
afore you git thar. I came nigh onto
forgettin’ to tell you, the big creek is
np; the bridge is carried off; there’s
narv yearthly chance to ford it; and if
yer bound to cross it, ver’ll have to go
about seven miles up stream, to ole
Dave Lody’s puncheon bridge, through
one of the darndest bamboo
swamps ever you see. I reckon the
bridge is standin’ yet —’twas yesterday
ntornin’, though one end had started
down stream about fifteen feet, or sich
Traveler —“Friend, you seem com
municative : and if it's no offense, I’d
like to know what you do lor a living
Arkansas Artist —“No offense on
yearth stranger: We just keep a gro
Traveler —“A grocery! Where in
the name of all that is mercantile, do
vour customers come Irom ? Your
nearest neighbor is ten miles distant 1”
Arkansas Artist—“ The fact is, me
and the ole woman is the best custom
ers yet; but we ’spect these diggins
will improve, and in course business
will improve too. How’sever. we do
suthin now, even. Me and the ole
woman took the cart t’other day, went
to town ; we bort a bar’l of whiskey;
aud arter wc come Uttuc and gin to
ccur.t the balance on hand, we found
thar wa’iit bill jist one solitary picka
vune left, and as the ole woman alius
carrif»« tK« pua, »«**rov *»uo ii<tu if.
Well, I sot the bar’l agin one side of
the room, and shortly arter, the ole
woman sez: ‘Spoein you tap youreend
ot the bar’l, ’ and 1 did; tnd she bought
a drink, and paid me the pickayune.
Pretty soon, I begun to get dry, and
sez I; ‘Ole woman, spozin you tap
your eend of the bar’l ? ami she did ;
and then she sells me a drink ; and
the way that pickayune traveled back
’ards and for’ards over the bung of
that bar’l is a caution to them as loves
•red eve.’ But, stranger, losses is apt
to eome in every business; and me and
the ole woman has lost some in the
grocery line; and I’ll tell you how
’twas. That boy Bill, our oldest son,
he see how the licker was goin’, and
he didn’t have nary red to jine in the
retail business; so one night he crawls
under the house, and taps the bar’l
atwixt the cracks in the puncheon
floor; and I r’ally believe lie’s got
more than me or the ole woman either ;
the good-for-nothin* vagabond, to come
the giraff over Itis nateral born parents;
it’sennffto make a man sour agin all
creation ; that boy’ll be the ruination
of us yet. He takes to trickery jist as
nateral as a hungry ’possum takes to a
henroost. Now, strangrr, what on
yearth am Ito do? Ue beats me and
the ole woman entirely.
Traveler—“lt would be difficult to
advise in regard to your son, as I have
110 lamily of mv own. You say it’s
ten miles to the next house; the big
creek is up; the bridge is carried away;
no possibility of fording it, and seven
miles to the only bridge in the vicini
ty. This is rather a gloomv prospect,
particularly as the sun is just about
down; still, ray curiosity is excited,
and as you have only been playing
one jpart of the ‘Arkansas Traveler’
ever since my arrival, I would like to
know, before I leave, why you don’t
play the tnue through ?”
Arkansas Artist—“ For one of fbe
best reasons on yearth, old boss—l
can’t do it. I haint larnt the turn of
that tchune, and drat :ue it I believe I
Traveler—“ Give me your instru
ment., and I'll try if 1 ean’t play the
turn for you.”
Arkansas Artist—“ Look o’ here, my
friend, do you play the turn to that
Traveler —“1 believe I can.”
Arkansas Artist—“ Lite, iite, old
hoss!—we’ll find a place for you in
the cabin, sure. Old woman ! old wo
man \ [a ‘hallo !’ within the shanty was
the first indication the traveler had of
any oilher human being on the premis
es,] the stranger plays the turn of the
‘Rackensack Traveler.’ My friend,
hitch your hoss to the ’simmon tree, or
any where else you please. Bi’ll be
here soon, and he’ll take keer of him.
Old woman, you call Sal and Nance up
from the spring, tell Nance to go into
the spring-house, and cut ofl a good
large pice ov barsteak, to broil for the
strange’s supper; tell Sail to knock
over a chicken or two. and get out
some flour, and have some flour doin’s
and chickens for the stranger. (Bill
just heaves in sight, twenty-four hours
earlier than was expected a half hour
before.) Bill! there’s a stranger here,
and he plays the turn of the Racken
sacK Traveler. Go to the corncrib and
get a big punkin and bring it to the
house, so the stranger can have sum*
thing to sit on and skin a tater long
with me and the ole woman while the
gals is gettin’ supper ; and, Bill, take
the hoss and give him plenty of corn ;
no nubbins. Bill; then rub him down
well; and wfien you come to the house,
briusr up a dried hide and a bar skin,
for the stranger to sleep on ; Lnd then,
Bill, I reckon he’ll play the turn of the
Rackensack Traveler for us.”—Knick
most Tlirillin? Adventure,
A TALE OF OLD VIRGINIA.
It was about the year 1805, that l set
tled in Virginia, near the falls of the
Kanawha. The country, at that time,
was an unbroken wilderness. But few
settlements had been made by the
whites, and they so far apart as to
render vain all hopes of assistance in
case of attack from hostile Indians,
numbers of whom still infested the
1 lived there alone with my wife for
several months unmolested, and by
dint of perseverance, then young and
hardy, had succeeded in making quite
a clearing in the forest, which 1 plant
ed with corn, and which promised an
One morning after we had dispatch
ed our humble meal, and just prepared
to venture forth upon my accustomed
routine of labor, rav attention wae ar
rested by the tinkling of a cow bell in
“There,” said my wife, “the cow is
in the corn-field.”
But the ear of backwoodsman be
comes by education very acute, espec
ially so, from the fact that his safety
often depends upon the nice cultivation
of that sense. I was not so easily
deceived. 1 listened. The sound was
repeated “That,” said I, iu reply to
my wile’s remark, “was not the tinkle
of a bell upon the neck of a cow. but a
(iecov front A,a»■**« -t ou Wiaiiu.
to draw me into ambush.”
Believing this to be the case, I took
down my old musket, and seeing that
it was properly loaded, I stole cau
tiously around the field towards the
spot from which the sound seemed to
As I suspected, there in a clump of
bushes, crouched an Indian, waiting
for me to appear in answer to his decoy
bell, that he might send a fatal bullet
to my heart. 1 approached without
discovering myself to him, until with'*
in shooting distance, then raised mv
piece and fired. The bniiet sped true
to its mark, and the Indian fell dead.
Not knowing but that he might be
accompanied by others, I returned with
all speed to the cabin, and having
firmly barricaded the door, I watched
all dav for the companions of the In
dian 1 had killed. To add to danger
and seeming helplessness of my situa"
lion, I discovered that I had but one
shot left, and if attacked by numbers, I
should be entirely ill tbeir power.—
Determined to do the best with tl>«
charge of powder, I put it into the
musket, and then waited for the ap*
proach of night, feeling sure of an at
Night came at last. A beautiful
moonlight it was too, and favored m«
greatly, as I w.tuhl thereby be able to
observe the movement of the enemy as
they approached the cabin.
It was some two hours after night
fall, and yet I had neither heard nor
seen a sign of the Indians, when sud
denly I was startled by the baying of
my dog at the stable. The stable
stood a little to the west of the cabin,
and between the two was a patch of
clear ground, upon which the light of
the moon fell unobstructed. Judging
from the noise at the stable that they
would advance from that direction, I
posted myself at the porthole on that
side of the cabin.
I had previously placed my wife on
the cross-pole in the chimney, so that
in ease our enemies effected entrance
into our cabin, she might climb out
through the lower chimney and effect
tier escape. For myself l entertained
no hope; but determined not to be
taken alive, and to sell tny life dearly.
With breathless anxiety l waited at
the porthole. At length I saw theru
emerge from the shadow of the stable,
and advance across the open ground
towards my cabin. One—two—three
gieat heaven! six stalwart Indians,
armed to the teeth, and uiged on by
the hope of revenge, and i alone to
oppose them, with one chargo of pow
der. My case was desperate, indeed.
With quick and stealthy steps, in close
single file, they approached, and wertf
already within a few yards of the
house, when a slight change in the
movement of the forward Indian chang
ed the position of the six, so that a.
portion of the left side of each wm
They were in a range, one aim
would cover all. Quick as thought I
aimed and iired. As the smoke cleared
away l could hardly credit what my
senses showed me as the result of my
shot. The fifteen slugs with which (
loaded the musket, had done their
work well, five of the six Indians lay
dead upon the ground, and the sixth
Although no enemies were now in
sight I did not venture iorth until
morning. There lay the bodies of the
five Indians undisturbed, together with
the rifie of the other. Securing the
arms and amuuition of the fallen In
dians 1 followed up the trail of the
missing one until I reached the river,
beyond which point I could discover
nothing. From the amount of blood
which marked his trail, together with
unmistakable evidence that he had.
picked his way with difficulty, I was
leu to believe that he was mortally
wounded, and in order to prevent his
body falling into the hands of the
white foe, he had groped his way to
the river, and thrown himself in the
current which had borne it away.
The Indians had killed my cow,, and
that, you may be assured, was no
trifling loss, yet in my gratitude for my
escape from the merciless savages, L
would nave made greater sacrifices* I.
was well provided by means of arms
and ammunition taken from the sir
Indians, in case of a second attack, but
this fortunately proved to be ray last
adventure with the savag.es*.
Not one of the band had escaped to
tell the tale, and incite his brethren to
revenge the death of his comrades.
“Ah !” exclaimed the old man, while
the tears gushed from his eyes, at the
memory of that eventful night, “that
was a glorious shot—tire best l ever
Some ex Federicksburg darkies vot
ed at the election in Georgetown.—
Une old fellow, however, declined,
saying: “They jist put the names
down, and the next tiling is tax on
every nigger that voted.”
An unsuccessful effort was made a
tew days ago to open the Clover Hill
coal mines in Virginia. They are
supposed to be still on fire,