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cimbc.-t bv his imtnedi.de predecessor, tit
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\vv \riiecl to <*> con .♦< r '■ V pe* • If'*
| nv a<|vef-e wed-; yet aided by the Rttw?
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troubles—we dare raise our anchor, unfurl
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sands, what rocks and hidden perils await us
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Inrbor and get fairly “under way,” ihen we
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made when clanger is yet in the distance.
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rious thought, and weighing well the diffi
culties we are to meet with.
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ber or early in January next. It will be
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TERMS.—Three Dollars per annum,
I payable, invariably in advance
irwinton, Ala. Oct. 10,
\ UTHORISED l>y an Act of the Leg
Im. islatnrc of the State ol Alabama.
To be di.uvn in the town of Irwinton.
Barbour county, Alabama, ou the FIRST
WI. DN ESDA Y in APRIL, >340, or soon
er, if the tickets can be sold—for the pur
pose of erecting a Masonic Hall »n the town
1 FRIZE of $5,000
1 „ „ 2,000
1 „ 1,000
4 „ „ 500
4 „ ~ 250
20 ~ „ 100
24 „ „ 25
5000 „ „ 3
5055 Prizes. Not two blanks to a Prize.
All the prizes to he put up in one wheel,
and the numbers in another and drawn out
Done publicly, under the superintendence
of five Commissioners.
Price of tickets THREE DOLLARS.
Half and quarter in propoition, which can
be had by application to either of the man
agers, by letter, (or otherwise,) post paid, at
Any person wishing to purchase a quanti
tv shall be allowed a liberal discount.
W. S. TAYLOR. )
A. P. CRAWFORD, > Manageis.
JOHN CHAIN, )
October 16. 1839. 29 td
r jn HE exercises of tile Male De|
A of the Fffirolice Academy, will coni
mcnce on .Monday next, 7th inst. under th
superintendence of Mr. George J. M--
Cleskky, who comes well recommended
as an instructer of youth. The follow g
will be the rates of tuition, por quarter:
Orthography, Reading and Writing ?1 O’
do do do with Arithmetic, 50-
English Grammar and Geography, 6 <K
Higher English Branches, 8 0 f
Languages. 10 0
The. Female Department will commerot
on the same day, under the direction V
Miss Margaret Harvey. Os Miss Hs
vey’s qualifications the Trustees deem (t V' , >
ueeessary to speak, as they are too we
known to require any recommendation fro.'-
them. The terms of tuition, will be th*
same as state above, and for
Drawing and Painting, 12 0'
Needlework an extra charge of 3 0
Board can be had, for males and feuxlTf
in the most respectable houses, at ranoii--
Jan. 5 39 BY THE TRUSTEE-..
ROM the stable of John
A Merchant, in this place,
I nn >l ie eight of the 10th inst.
-Wraafcw a chestnut SORREL HORSE
flax man. and tail, three white legs, shod all
round, blaze face, 6or 7 years old. Any in
donation respecting said lionse will be
ihankiully received ; or any person delivering
him to Julius Echols, in Lumpkin, or the
subscriber in Florence, shall he liberally re
garded. WM. L. SOI 1 HALL.
Nov. 12 32 <J
GEORGIA — Lee County.
\yK7~HEREAS, John Mclnuis applies to
II me for letters of Administration on
the estate of Archibald Mclnnis, deceased,
'l'lns is therefore to eit* and admonish ail
and singular, the kindred and creditors of
-aid deceased, to be and appear at my office,
within the time prescribed by law. to shew
cause if any they have, why said letters
Imuld not t»e granted.
Given under my hand. At office, this 6tb
32 SA.M’L C. WYCHE,*. c
GEORGIA — Lee County.
•x y HE REAS Robert G. Ford applies to
• v me for letters of Administration on
the estate of Joseph Merchant, deceased.
This is therefore, to cite and admonish,
all am. singular the kindred and creditors of
said deceased, to be and appear at my office,
within tiie tune prescribed by law, to shew
cause, if any they have, why said letters
should not be granted.-
(riven under my hand at office, this 6th
31 SA.M’L C. WYCHE. c. c- o.
\ D M IN IST !IATORS’ SALE!
IIHLIj he sold, at the late residence of
W Galha Mathews, dec’d. in Stewart
couftty. on Fri'lay, the 27th DECEMBER
next, all tbe Perishable Property of said
deceased, consisting of five head of Horse*,
two Mules, two yoke of Oxen, one Cart,
stock of cattle, consisting of about s»venty
•md ; hogs, goals, one double Barouch and
Harness, a quantity of Corn. Fodder, Pota
to<»«. ('n'fini in the seed, one Cotton Gin.
! Farming tools, household and kitchen Fur
| oilure. besides many other articies. Sale
1 !<• continue from day today until all are sol J.
' Terms of sale made known on th< day.—
j Also. L n I to rent and Neg.-O'-s to Lite.
'■ iin f «»•«.
ANDfcRSON C . MAI HK WS J
s ]aNF* M (THEWS, A'lm rx.
j Not. 15, 1839. td
T/XTS S3 Xir.iUNf;?! OCTSj
Eirum the Columbus Sentinel.
The stage was soen to dr.%- up in the
tavern el a villau* >a th* St .to ol a
short time since, arid pretty early in the
morning, one of the j •si.ei qe,*. slfea per
forming his ablutions, took ■ •troll around
the pub 1 it- square. The adlagers •er* pret
ty generally awake and a lew were ceilae
ted at the market house, where 11.-a caret,iw
of an ox was about to be dissecteu fro bono
publico. There was an old well I 9 he mar
ket place, which seemed to hare oeen long
disused, being closed up at the top W tli
hoards, rails, Ac. To this old wed «ere
.seen to go two or three of th pilla
gers, at first peeping down curious,y. aurl
exchanging mutual glances ol suspicion
and lea. - : they were presently joined hy
others, who proceeded to take Ml a piao'fc
from the covering,and very shortly a crow,!
had collected, who with eager looks and
gestures were striving to get a peep into the
old well. Some were seen to turn very
pale when a voice lioai I lie bottom call*,!
Take off another plank, up there, wdi
you for it's devilish, dark down here.’
‘Who is down there ?' (aid one of the
bystanders to Iris neighbor.
‘Don’t know—ax turn Jones.’
‘When did you get down there? who
are you ?’
‘Tftrtfs a pretty question to ax a man,
when you know as welll.is I do; let down the
bucket, w ill you. ami pull a body up; don't
you hear how my teeth’s chatterin' with the
•There liar’nt been a bucket here, friend
this ten years, for the well's beeu dry elev-
•That’s a bit of a scrouger,’ said the voice
in the well, dor I drawed a bucket full my
self yesterday evening, though it does
tiPom to bi‘ fiow.'
‘lt most be that some poor crncv ntan has
managed to fall down there without break
ing his neck, said an alderinanhke tanking
personage, with a round of beef iiangu g
by a hook in iris hand. ‘Wonder, wliu it
can he ?’
‘Why Squire,'said the butcher, how could
he git down there without makiu* an openin';
the well lias been kivered over this ten year
—yes ten ! lor it was just affer Mike Uai
rag.in was missed, and never heard from af
terwards, the well went diy, and how could
lie a got down there ?’
•Bother your eyes, up there, why don’t
y e let the bucket dou n ; isn’t it rueself (list's
froze inti rely ?'
‘Yes yes! Billy, you run and get the
ladder at the end ol the house : and San
derson you send for your’n, and we’ll splice
'em ; one won't do.*
‘Ilallo! he quick up there, for it’s sliiv
erin with the cold 1 am.
•Wait a little friend, said the squire, ‘in a
minute, llow did you get down there ?’
‘Be the poweis I tell down, if that’s what
ye’re after askin' me; ye're not supposin'
such cold quarters are of my own askin ?
Hurra up ttieie.’
‘Aye, aye, lu re conies the ladders.*
‘llow did you (all down there; and who
in the devil's name are you >’ said the butch
‘How did I ! and who am I ! why I was
drunk; couldn't pull the bucket to me alter
1 drawed it up; .m I kept its company down
here, and bed—d toil.’
‘Well, who are you ?’
‘Thunder anJ turf, don’t ye know my
spaehe ; it’s Mike Harrigit), to lie sure !’
‘Mikr Hnrrigan !’ exclaimed twenty fear-
Atrickej voices at once—‘it's ten years since
Mike was missen.’
Here the village Doctor, with much im
portance in liis maimer, was seen talking in
a low tone to the tavern keeper, whs ha I
likewise hern attracted to the spot, about
‘cerebral inflammation,' manifold ens** of
somnolency, catalepsy, and other epsys
ali/ins, fee. ’till at length turning to the
crowd, lie gave it to them as his opinion
that the person in the well was the veritable
Mike Harrigan. who hail so mysteriously
disappeared ten years previously—‘and now,
gentlemen,' said he, ‘you that have hereto
fore he p n so sceptical, shall witness one of
the triumphs of medical science. I’ll just
step to my shop and order some revulsions
to he in readmes*, and I’ll bring my instru
ments back with me in the twinkle of a
pulse :' and away the Doctor scattered, leav
ing a host of pale and horror-stricken laces
gazing ‘ou space,’ in silent wonder anizo
At length the ladders came—were lashed
and let down—the doctor returned with his
instruments—and now the question was
who should descend.
‘J>o you go down. Bob.’ was addressed to
a square built loafer who seemed to be tlie
most daring of the group.
•No you don’t,’ was the reply, ‘when it
come* to spcTrils this infant aint there.’
After some persuasion, an o and negro was
at length induced to descend ; but he quick
ly reappeared, his eye* distended, and every
mark of horror and affright upon his coun
*Ky, nobody dar—mus be de debbel fo’
The butcher swore he would ‘seeforhim
self,’ aud accompanied by two of the stou
test hearted in the crowd, descended; it was
but a short time ’till they returned, how
ever, climbing the ladder very rapidly, and
with haggard and disordered countenances,
each as soon as he reached the top. by a
common impulse, streaked it towards lus
own home, with all the power and strength
lie could put intoshis heeis.
‘This ts strange! very strange!’ they
murr. tired, * W>’at can it trean V ‘Cal! down
to the man again. Squire P
•Hallo, you, down there!’—there was no
‘Hallo ! you !’ said the rquire, in nervous,
trembling accents, the beet unconsciously
dropping from his hand, *nd no answer
being returned, the doctor, vri'eii no one
else would, venture down, boldly descended
alone. He returned, however, in ti short
time, hut n t so td; idly as his preenrssrs,
and the most visible and prominent emotion
dep ete.d on his countenance was mortifies
•Gentlemen,’ said he,’ ‘tin a% Atobody
J down there,’ and he gathered up ms 'fixen s
1 and cut out for his office.
Af er bteaklast was over and the stage,
[with its passengers, h»d left the tavern, tuc
1 Doctor was seen very curiously peering over
the hepisler —-Humph/ said he, compres
sing his bps when his eye had lit ona name,
‘foot that I was—l must gt) down too! I’—
continued he, spe ikirq to himself—‘l that
hare studied the subject, written on it! lec
tured on it .' to be Foiled ah iir w ith all the
eest by the d— and tfthtriloqmst St> wortiit.*
And suf* enough it turned ont, as wa*
n by bills postwd up in the next tow n the
1 following day. ll *t that erratic g nt> man
•r. ken worth*, had been taking a morn
j trig'* reheara.it at the expense of the goo<
citizens of tha aioaeinentioced village.
LIT* MARY LOVE.
The Baltimore Federal Gazette say* the
following letter w.,a sent to a young lady
of respectability, not one bundled ini!«a
lirnti that city :
R F.SPLENDENT NYMPH.
My pericranium, foi a heddominalseason,
hath been lascinalCii by the imagery ofyour
ni.aiaeulal* personality. When the arriv
d eontemp'atmo ot your mental facultie*
would illaqueafe in ecstscy the divine | ar
id** ol an am home, your bent* 11 philan
hropicdisposition induces me t<> supplicate
MLlebration under your pariocination.
\U:»i I cognisa on the ascending, descen
ding, and liorieoataj motion of your
refulgent optics, and consliue tin m
to th* malefic, my hi art is la6erated
and my r'# ks innovate* by a continuation
of laehyrmatit a ; but alien illusively appre
i.einf rh* xi to be portentous of het en ence
I am in#tant»fi*otisly soaring on the pinions
ot hope, e*alt*d to the ai n nut of lei resit i
al beatiti de. and feel »i proximalion to
the inimitable joys of futurity. But oh!
the mutability oijr+mality ! ! '| he autopsy
ofyour autograph*, addressed to an oriental
• wain, in exclusion ofyour vestal devotee,-
bid me de*|>*nd and die, notwithstanding
your immoaei.blr antipathy to a disconsol
ata in a rnorato . >er. fmoourifioabiliiudmiiy
impels me to make this declaration on the
pit-economy of your amusement ofbehnvi
our towards me, ;»w that your exterior de
portment as well as confabulation,' makes
them compatible with tiie no.st refined eon
dignity avid urban'*. I am fair spoken,
and wind, till o’ all the hourly circumvolu
tions of eternity, be your respondent adorer.
No doubt by this tiws yon perceive I am
11101*111011! pret' uded to he. The hetero
gei iiiisneaa, hejerociW’tal, and miscrdlane
oaa eWusioti* ot my prolific imagination, th*
partial evacuation sod disen hogueinent of
my s»utiin*nts and disposition towards you,
have afforded ineffable satisfaction and tran
quillity to my exirarasated and revolution
My contiguity jo your loeal habitation 1
will aupereed* th* necessity of my writing
to w»u again and *fl! b* tantamount to
an open <l* Lration of my paramount affec
ti*na tor nibitreffs of my lutura
destiny, till tkv* final ecclairt issement
of ail sublunary and mundane con
cerns. And ♦*< u when this elas
tic mass of corruptible, degenerate, and fal
lible flesh which now addresses yoO through
the medium of piriora of a goose, should,
hy »n omiiipotant order, reassume its native
beatific state, from which it was bulled by
the nefarious schemes of an apostatized re
bel. and be merged into the divine image of
its indefatigable and immaculate author, it
shall he its employment after the gloriou*
diurnal luminary iiaa shed his effulgent rays
on the eastern hemisphere, rnd set aloft in
edict, to keep vigil over your mortal clay,-
till you are likewise removed from this pro
bationary purgatory to join the immortal
chair in that exalted rwign of endless beati
tude, where dolour and condolernent are
unknown, and where »c#h«ll be erernally
li.'Ppy. Through the gloomy vortex of re
volution you will, with instantaneous hilar*—
tv and alacrity, make out s re üblication t*
tins elaborate mental dislodgm*nt of ardent
devotion; my heart is dilated and extended
in the anticipation of the unparalleled con
descension in addressing your erudite swain
I am cosi.ueally yours to the end of time.
Tiiis honest lievrled backwoodsman will
not soon be forgotten. He wa* one ol the •
aien, honest, plain-spoken, hiave, gen»rot ts
witty and good natured—whose presence i*
always welcome, and who are always *u -'
rounded by friends. Crockett also posses
sed a good share of practical common sense,
with great energy *t character, Which gave
him much ii.ffuerice among the inhabitants
of his native State, whose interests lor a
number of yens, lie faithfully represented
in Congress. His invaluable maxim—“Be
sure you are right, and ilien go ahead,” is
worthy to he inscribed in letters of gold, on
entrance of every public or private dwelling
intheDtid Crockett died like a hero, lie
tell lighting valiantly in what he believed
to be a noble cause, at the head of a gal
lant hand of Texans—and after the action,
his body was found, literally surrounded hy
piles of his enemies, slain by his sinewy
We conversed, not long since, with a gen
tleman, w ho was u ith a detachment of troops
sent against the Creek Indians in Alabama,
in 1813. Crockett was one of the volunteers
on tins expedition—and respected for his
indomitable couftge, and honored for lug
honesty, loved lor his wit and generosity,
was the life and soul of the party—many a
long march or comfortless bivouac, was
cheered aud made pleasant by the jokes,
and anecdotes, and storie.s of David Crock
ett. Some of his sketches of personal ad
venture, occasionally partook of the M#n
chausen character. For instance, he one"
stated to an admiring gro jp who were
dining rifles in hand, beneath the shade *r
a jTiaiit sycamore on the banks ol the Escam
bia, that he was once our homing accompa
nied hy his son. and not meeting with any
game, they were in great danger of perish
ing from hunger, when they met with a
small creek, in the pools of which were *-
btindarce 01 smad.fish, which tlvv vainly
endeavored toeatch. At length David hit
upon an expedient, which proved success
ful. He station-d his son near the pools,
with order* to stand and scoop the fish out
with hi< hand. wheu"*e* he should succeed
,u draining olf the water. He.then proeee
iied to the h'-ail of the creek, aed stooping
down, In: drew a long breath, and drtnk she
week dry in a lew minutes! while his son
Swoiked away like a good fellow according
to his father's instructions—-am) the banks
ot the creek were soon lined w ith cxcelleut