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VOL. 5. THE WEEKLY Carteravllle Express Ic published every _fc* ‘Jb6HDA.IT morning, in Cartersville, Harlow County, Ga., by 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. Cartersville, Ga. 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. Surgeon and Mechanical Dentist. 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 CARTERSVILLE. GA. 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. Cartersville. Ga. Will give particular attention to the collection of claims. t * ( ‘ l .1 olt n C . Brasson, ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR ATIAW, KINGSTON, GA. 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 •JJartow. JERE ft. HOWARD, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. cartersville, ga. ETanTe r House, marietta, c;a., 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 Atlanta, ■Will practice in Fulton and adjoining counties. Also in Barlow Superior Court. Office over Holbrook’s Hat Store, Whitehall. March 80. JONES OSTTBiI. REAL ESTATE AGENTS, CARTERSVILLE G^ We 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 Dealer in STOVES. GRATES, IRON, HARDWARE, 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, FASHIONABLE TAILOR, 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. Dress Tailor. 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. Livery Stable By J. J. JONES, JK. CARTERSVILLE. GA. 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 »UH«, 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., Atlanta, Ga. MANUFACTURERS OF 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. October s.tf AMERICAN HOTEL. Alabama Street, ATLANTA, GEORGIA. 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. uvft4. le J^JSTAD CASKETS. 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, CARTERSVILLE. 6EORS 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 ATLANTA, GEORSEA. ER LAWSHE, A QloCkS, lAfatches, w Jewelry and Silverware, Watchmakers’ Tools and Material. All Articles Warranted as Represented. JVutches and Jewelry Repaired by competent workmen end (Warranted. May I, 1867. wly CARTERSVILLE GA, MAY *4, J 867. Mcßride, dorsett co. t ATLANTA. GA. 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 Wholesale Crockery AND GLASS HOUSE. in Atlanta. 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 pOT.hases North. 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. Your Friends, April 19, 1867. McBRIDE, DOKSETT 4 CO. T. M. 4 R.C. CIARKE, Dealers In ENGLISH AND AMERICAN Hardware Cutlery Guns Pistols —ALSO 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, Atlanta, Ga. F. M. RICHARDSON, Manufacturer and Wholesale Dealer in ALL SINUS or Tin and Sheet Iron tin, House Furnishing Goods, Gen erally. COOK, COM, WOOD AND WROUGHT IRON STOVES. a@“ROOFIN G done with neatness and dispatch. Whitehall Street, -A_T Eeb. 15, W. L. Kirkpatrick & Cos., Druggists, cartersville, ga. WILL keep constant on hand a w a seeded stock of pure DRUGS AND MEDICINES. HAM, Patent Medicines &c. Jones’ Carriage Repository, Jar. 17. J. A. E“ w,s &C° .1) c receiving their Stock, of SPRING AND Rummer (Saute, COMPRISING every variety adapted to the wants of the country, which they are determined to sell at the Lowest Prices— Cheaper than the Cheapest! All are invited to CALL, EXAMINE AND BUY BARGAINS. Terms: Cash! and our motto is Small Profits. Carters vUk, Gi., April 19, UoT, i vS I an n>w receiving from New York a large Stock of Good* ; consisting of DRY-COODS, GROCERIES, (Sfockro, Boots, 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 a mmwm DRY GOODS? 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 WARDROBE. 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 IUT-A-ZRUSTS 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. B8«B2TB MO WEIR* ARD IR, IE -A. IF IE IR. - Best machine in the World. Manufactured by C, Ault man 4* Cos. CANTON, OHIO, Poi* 1867. 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. BRICK MASON. 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 hinges. 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’ copwodatJon.” 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 happens,” Traveler —‘‘You surely have some thing that I can feed my horse ; even a few potatoes would be better than no food.” 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.” Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Pat. Med., Paints, Oil, Glass, Putty, Fancy and Toil. Art., Soaps, Per fumery, Brushes a variety, Wines, Brandies, 4-c., $-c. 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 a matter.” Traveler —“Friend, you seem com municative : and if it's no offense, I’d like to know what you do lor a living here t” Arkansas Artist —“No offense on yearth stranger: We just keep a gro cery.” 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 ever shall.” 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 tchune ?” 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 erbocker. 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 neighborhood. 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 abundant yield. 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 the corn-field. “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 proceed. 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 tack. 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 uncovered. 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 had disappeared. 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 made!” 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, NO. 40.