BY THOMAS A. BURKE. PROPRIETOR.
A T OL. V I r.
11 1-t Ms-j rpHE Cassvii.lg Standard, is
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Bus Ip ess pi rectoHj. I
‘£\W \WFORP k CRAWFORD, Attorneys at
Wm j i„, v Cassville, Ga.—As a firm under the
Hfcive name John A. & M. J. Crawford will
Hromptlv and faithfully attend to all business
lit rusted to their care in any of the counties of
Cherokee or Dine Ridge Circuits. M. J. Craw
3Brd will give particular attention to the collec
of all claims and debts, and will spare no
to put clients in speedy possession of their ,
‘fpEoney. ,n - 1 1 D’
\y. CHASTAIN, Attorney at Laic, Mor- ;
s■*.. ganton, Ga.—Practices ill all the conn- i
Bs of the Cherokee circuit. Jan 5 j
Yam[.;s MILNER, Attorney at Laic, Cass
ia ville, Geo. Practises in the counties of the
Cherokee circuit. mh 4.
HBa (). CRAWFORD, Attorney at Law, Cai
■s* houn, Geo.—Practice in the counties of
IBc Cherokee circuit. apr 24. j
);SjK H. TATUM. Attorney at Laic, Trenton, j
• Ga. —business entrusted toliisearein any
counties of the Cherokee circuit, will meet ,
-#tli prompt attention. Nov. 21.
KV; WFIL, Attorney at Lair, Canton, Geor-
IHn a gia. Business entrusted to his care in ;
UK) v of tin* c unities of the Blue Ridgecircuit, will
(Scot with faithful attention. Feb I>, 1855.
£r\ J. FAIN, Attorney at Laic, Calhoun, Ga. !
Hfi Will practice in all the counties of the
■i ;rokee circuit, Particular attention will be j
Aaid to the collecting business. mh It.
Wlf T. WOFFORD, Attorney at Law, Cass- •
■||\ \ • ville, Ga.- -Practices in all the counties j
lof the Cherokee circuit, and will attend faithful- I
ly to all business entrusted to his care. Office j
east ot the court house. aug 18 —ts j
loolT.lt & RICE, Attorneys at Law, Cass- i
v lie, Geo.—Practice in the counties ofj
pass, Cobb. Chatt toga, Catoosa, Cherokee, Dade
jtlovd, Gordon, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, Walk- (
‘<r and Whitfield. John H. Bice will, as here-j
to:ore, continue to give his personal and almost,
exclusive attention to the collecting business. :
Hapril 2, 1554.
HK L. BAUDOT!*., Attorney at Low, Allan- |
1 • t.i, Georgia.—Will pract : ce in the differ- j
et>t Courts of Fulton and contiguous counties, j
■Mtvticular attention given to the execution of i
Interrogatories, and draughting legal instru- j
lients. Claims in the eitv of Atlanta will be j
•Womptly attended to. OiSee hi the Holland j
House, up stairs.—Entrance first door above j
Whitney & Hunt. Feb 16, ’do—lv
L. UPSHAW, Dealor, in Dry Goods, Gro*
at • ceries, li.irdw ire. \strticrv, saddlery, hats,
r :j>s, hv><>t< a:'J sh. *s, iron, utul-ft, &c. 9 at
hl stand, wetd .f -tihe public square,
(Mssville, G l.
\TIKLE k WIK i.lv, Dealers <n Dry Goods, j
Groceries, Ac. <tc. South west corner j
td Public Square, Cartcrsviile, Ga.
■J ia. -jo, 15..4.
jflr 1). CA UP ENTER, Denier in fancy, stapl c
91 and domestic drygoods,sugar,
lifcs ->, ,te.; bird ware, cutlery, Ac., at Knvin’s
oi l stand, Cassville, Ga. Jan 1.
|T” IV. HOOFER dr CO., Dealers in Staple and
Hj • F nicy Goods, Groceries, Iron, lints, Caps,
and Sivies, Aa, Jze*, at the Brick store,
ft a. Feb 2, 1854.
11RSCH3ERG & DAVIDSON, VassniUe,
_ Ga. Uannf.icturers of clothing, and deal- j
•||r- oi Uo ii-s, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Gentlemen's !
uni sli eg Go ,ds| Fancy Goods, and Jewelry, j
BViinlesale j.uii Retail, at Patton’s olb stand,
U"issnl!e, Ga. June 23 1854.
|l OCKETT k SNELLINGS, Factors and
SI j General Commission, Merchant*, w’li attend
gptr.igly to Receiving and Forwarding aud
■idling everything sent to our address.
I .** yt ‘J —6m*
DOC'T. D. If. ZUDKIt, fir-form Phyeician |
Would most respectfully inform tlie c't- j
q irons of Adairs ville and surround li”
eon:i try, that Le is now prepared to treat j
forms of diseases upon the soundest I’liy-1
** siolop'.cal principles yet known ; Ids rein- !
oil'll agents ere all of tlie safest kind, and chief-
I y Botanical, march 80, 1854—1 y
WM. M. PEEPLES, Dealer in Dry floods’
Groceries, Iron, Hardware, Saddlery,)
Hoots, Shoes, Drugs, Medic. lies, <&c., Ac. Cal- ;
May 5,1554.—1 y
O G. COURTENAY, & CO. \v. 8, [Wood ,
Hi Street , t': ! i irU*tr>r>, Snath Carolina. Books, ;
Stat.oncry, Fancy Articles, Magazines, and
The most extensive stock of Novels, Roman
ces, tee., in the Southern country,
> v ir the Post OOioe. rnh 16 i
*..'C. CO CRT EX AT. W. A. COUItTBXAT .
HVATT McBURNEY & CO., Direct Im
porters and Wholesale Dealers in Foreign
and Domestic Dry Goods, No. 87 Jlayne Street,
S. C. Jan 12, 1855—40—1 y
WARD A BURCHARD, Augusta Gn.,
would inform their friends and the pub
‘ lie generally, th ‘t anticipating a change in their
business, tin totni >g season, they are disposed
‘to make large cone ssions from their former low
scales of prices, in -rder to reduce their stock to
‘the lowest possible point. The attention of
‘wholesale dealers as well as customers, is res
Augusta, Dec 22
P AItR A McKENZlE.—Factors and Couunis
> sion Morch tnts, and Dealers in Groceries,
I’roduce and Merchandise generally, Atlanta,
,Particular attention given to consignments ot
Cotton, Grain, Bacon, and all kinds of Produce.,
L ” J- HARtt - E. MCKENZIE.
at >S- 11.—ly.
pt ’ , ‘r now P re p tred to receive and exe
cute orders for any kind of Castings, or Ma
chine work, and all persons favoring him with
orders may rely upon having them executed in
the best manner, and w.th despatch. Orders
for Sash-bhuds and doors promptly attended to
t his Car Establishment. Cash paid for old
■Copper, Brass and Iron Castings.
Atlanta, Ga., June 30, 1 ‘54.
A T> EACKSMITIIING.—The Subscriber
I J .s prepared to do all kinds of work
\jr n his line, such as Ironing Carriages,
making and repairing Farming imple
iments, edge-tools, horse-shoeing, Ac. in the best
i manner, and on the most reasonable terms.—
I Edge tools warranted. A share of patronage is
snh Ci ted L. GRIFFIN.
CisstiHc, Ga., Feb. 16, 1855.- 2—Ty.
m wans smiH
j JJObeHisetoiiite. j
C CARRIAGE and Buggy Making Establish
) nieut at Cartersville (Jass county Georgia,
WE would solicit a continuance of.
I the patronage heretofore enjoyed.—
We are doing good work, and at reasonable pri
ces. We keep on hand a good selection of
Stock, aud have employed a fine assortment of
firstrate Mechanics, who know wh.it they are
I about. We warrant our work not to fail. Give
>us a c .11 before purchasing elsewhere. Our
motto is Honesty and Industry.
JONES k GREENWOOD.
I Cartersville, Ga., Julv 8, 1854.
i ]VTEW Tailoring establishment, at Cai tcrsvi’le
Ii Georgia, Shop at S. 11. I atillo’s old stand.
The subscriber has lately opened in
I j|4 the town of Cartersville a New Tai
|| loiuwc Establishment, where lie ,s pre- •
pared wi do any work in his line in the
best and n."v. fashionable manner. He guar
antees all -*•>'* turned out of his shop to fit in
the most uitcvueptionable manner. Particular
ly attention >.nid to cutting and fitting jobs for
ladies. He pectfiilly solicits a fair trial, as
he is confident of success.
sept 1) —ly
‘VO FARMERS AND PLANTERS. A. & J.
A L. Hill, are now receiving a superior lot
of Negro Shoes, Negro Blankets and Kerseys,
Osnaburgs, Shirtings, Trunks, Ac., for the fall
and winter I rude, which they are ottering Jo or
.for Cash, or on short time. Fanners or others !
wishing to pii'chase such articles will do well I
to g.ve us a call and examine prices, for we will
have them on hand and intend to sell. All that,
we ask is that you will call and examine for
yourselves, east of the court house.
Cassville, Oct 27
EORGE VOGT’S Piano and
Music Store, Ho. 148 An-k
j J j Q jT yf. Street , I'ldladetjdiwi. Constantly
J on hand Pianos, Melodeons, Musi
cal Merchandize of every description, Sheet Mu-;
sic, <ic. Ac.
Yqor’s Pianos arc pronounced superior to i
all others in sweetness, power and beauty of
tone and unequalled workmanship. Persons
wishing a Piano of the first class and undoubt
ed excellence, at a very moderate price, will do
well to give them a trial. sept I—l
I YJOTICE TO LAND ‘OWNERS!~rhe under
-1 L\ signed having removed from Albany to
Trounville, Lowndes countv, Ga.
j Will in addition to the practice of Law examine ;
i and report the value of land in the counties of :
i Thomas, Lowndes, Clinch, Ware, Appaling and j
j Irwin. He will, when requested, examine
! Lands personally, and g’ve full information as
1 to * due, location and probability of immediate |
j sal„. Having no connection whatever with |
land speculation lie will engage to act as- agent, i
1 in the sale or purchase of lands, in any of the j
! aforesaid counties for a fee.of ten per cent, up- j
lon the amount received or paid out, His char- I
i ores ft,r examining land will be five dollars -per ;
■ lot, for lands in the 12th district of Lowndes, in ;
| ail the other districts, he will charge ten do!- j
; l ars. Additional will be cL.-rgeu for an exanii- j
nation of title upon record.
EFIIRfAM n. PLATT, |
Attorney at Law, i
TroupviP.e, Lowndes Cos. Ga. i
! IT —iJ
PIANO.% FIIEET MUSIC, ,t-c. dr.
•xrf~y TIIE undersigned is ]irc
y—paied to furnish Vogt’s
Via nos, at short notice,
* f rCp-rSal and on as good terms as
4 they can be had anywhere
at the South. These in- j
struments are warranted to be equal in point of]
j tone, durability and workmanship, to any man i
j ufactured in the world. Every Piano warranted j
for five years. Any instrument failing to meet |
j the expectations of the purchaser, may be re- j
; turned at anv time within six months, and an- j
other will be given in its stead. Having n
brother (a Professor of Music i in Philadelphia,
who selects every Piano sent out, purchasers
may rest assured that none but perfect instru
meats, in every respect, will be sold.
A large lot of Sheet Music, of the latest and
most fashionable issues, constantly on hand
and for sale at Publisher’s prices.
Professor ot Music’in Cassville j
I Dec. 8,1854 —1 y Female College. !
>Tt] )IIIN[ZY & CLAYTON, Waiik- j
1 I House and Commission Meu- 1
I U^-^-H C [, ANTS) Aoaasta, Ga. —Continue the j
! business in all its branches, and will give
i their personal attention to the sale of COTTON
j and other produce. Cash advances made when
i required. Bagging, Rope, and family supplies
purchased at the lowest market rates. Corn-
r ‘ ~ ; ■ -i
mission f.>r selling Cotton 25 cents per bale,
attg IS —
rpo OLD SOLDIERS.—By a recent of!
.1. Congress, all persons who have served in •
any War since 17‘Jo, are entitled to ijo acres of j
j Laud—arid those who have received Warrants i
i for a less number, are entitled to a sufficient!
number of acres to make that amount. The i
undersigned will attend to the collection ofi
such claims. WM. T. WOFFORD, i
Cassvillo, inh B—ts
r pO MERCHANTS AND PHYSICIANS!!— j
1. AtUoi tn Store. —The Subscriber hav- j
j ing purchased the whole interest in the abovei
| establishment, respectfully offers to the Mer-!
chants and Physicians of Georgia, Alabama and i
j Tennessee, a large and well selected assortment j
of pure Drugs, Chemicals, Paints, Oils, Dye i
Stuffs, Window Glass, Surgical and Dental Ap
paratuses, Medicinal Liquors, Fancy Goods,
such as Soaps, Colognes and Lubin’s Extracts,
at wholesale or retail, as low as can be purchas
ed in any city South.
We invite persons visiting Atlanta to call
j and see—we charge nothing for showing, and
would be glad to exhibit our Goods to all.
11. A. RAMSAY.
Atlanta, Ga. mb 15 —-6m
*.,* Dahlonegn Signal, Cherokee Advocate,
Cedar Town Republican, Jacksonville (Ala.)
Republican, Dalton Times, Rome Southerner,
West Point Beacon, EaGrange Reporter, New
man Banner, Griffin Union, will copy twice a
month for six mouths, and forward accounts.
Agency at Washington.—The u-j
dersigned prosecutes all manner of claims ,
against the United States, before Congress, be
fore Commissioners, and before all the Punlic j
Departments, and especially claims for bounty i
land under the act ot Congress just passed, pen
sions, back-pay, half-pay, adjustment of amounts
of disbursing officers, settlement of postmas
ters and contractors accounts, and every other
| business requiring the prompt and efficient sei
; vices of an attorney or agent.
‘ A residence of twenty years nt the teat of the
i Federal Government, with a thorough and fa
| miliar acquaintance with all the routine of the
i public business at the different offices, added to
his free access to consult the ablest legal advi
sers, if needed, justifies the subscriber in pledg
ing the fullest satisfaction and utmost dispatch
to those who may entrust their business to his
Being well known to the greater portion of
the citizens of Washington, as well as to many
gentlemen who have been members ot both
I Houses of Congress in the last fifteen years, it
! is deemed unnecessary to extend this notice by
: special references. A full power of attorney
\ should accompany all cases. Communications
must be pre-paid in all cases. Fees regulated
by nature and extent ol’ the business, but ul
( ways moderate.
| H. 0. SPALDING, Attorney.
;j Washington, D. C. mb 15—
A FEW MORE LEFT of those cheap Double-
Barrel Guns 1! at
1 .LEVY’S CHEAP CASH STORE. ,
u Tnhiili) TfetospapeV—fitted to anJ State politics, Jitel-afUK, the Eoteign aai> Solnestic Ifetos, See.
CASSABLLE, GrA., THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1855.
j -Cljnirf |)Drtnj, >.
“ Give me the Old.”
Old wine to drink, old wood to hum, old hooks ‘
to read, and old. friends to converse with.
Old wine to drink !
Ay, give the slippery juice,
That dripetb from the grape thrown loose
Within tha tun;
Pluck’d from beneath the cliff’
Os sunny-sided Tenerife,
And ripen’d ’neath the blink
Os India’s sun!
Peat whisky hot,
Tempered with well-boiled water!
These make the long night shorter,—
Good stout old English porter!
i Old wood to burn !
Ay, bring the hillside beech
From where the owlets meet and screech,
And ravens croak ;
The crackling pine, and cedar sweet;
Bring too a clump of fragrant peat,
Du<r ’neath the fern ;
1 he knotted oak,
A faggot too, perhap,
A5 hose bright flame dawning, winking,
Shall light us at our drinking?
While the cozing sap
Shall make sweet music to our thinking.
Old books to read !
Ay, bring those nodes of wit,
Tiie brazen clasp’d, the vellum writ,
Time-honord tomes !
The same my sire scanu’d before,
The same my grandsirc thumbed o’er,
The same his sire from college bore,
The well earn’d meed
Os Oxford’s domes;
Old Ilomer blind,
Old Horace, ra e Anacreon, by
Old Tulley, Plautus, Terence lie;
Moi t Arthur’s olden minstrelsie,
Quaint Burton, quainter Spenser, ay,
j And Gervase Markham’s veuerie—
Nor leave behind
! The Ilolye Book by which we live and die.
Old friends to talk!
Ay, bring those chosen few.
The w se, the courtly and the true,
So rarely found !
Him for my wine, him for inv stud,
Him for my easel, distitch, bud
In mountain walk !
Bring Walter good,
With soulful Fred ; and learned Will,
Aud thee, my alter ego (dearer still
For every mood.)
I These add a bnuqct to my wine!
I These add a sparkle to my pine!
If these I tine,
Can books, or tire, or wine be good'?
1 Written expressly for the Cassville Standard.
lln Jijirce SoiOcn jAiiks.* *
LINK THE FIRST.
OR THE MYSTERIOUS GOVERNESS.
JiY MISS C. \V. BARBER.
M3’ ebilii, mv child, thou leav’st me ! I shall
i Thv gentle voice no more, that blest mine car
j With it.-s first utterance. I shall miss the sound
; Os thv light step amidst the flowers around,
j And thy soft breathing hymn, at twilights close,
! And thy, good night, at parting for repose.
I was going through .with the conju
gal iotl of a verb one morning in the
school room, and was deeply puzzled in
the labyrinth of its words and tenses,
when Marv came bursting into the a
pari merit, here es dilated with wonder.
“Oh ! Miss E'len and Miss Claude,”
! she exclaimed in the same breath, “do
j come and look out of one ot the front
; windows. There is the grandest sort of
! a carriage at. the gate, the very grandest
I one that l have sot eyes on, since Massa
j Edward Alston died, and was buried, by
! them Odd gentlemen that 1 was telling
I you about, Miss Claude, a longtime ago.
i There are two silver grey horses, and a
! driver on the box, and a footman behind
; and the carriage itself just glitters and
! glistens in the sunlight. Who can it
\be? There is an old gentleman get
ting out t f it, but I n-ver seed him
! afore, and I’ve seed every body that has
j ever visited the Alston family in my day.
J I am afraid Mistress didn't put. on a clean
! cap this morning, nor Massa a clean shirt
and then are both in the parlor, and
\ wont get out before the man gets in.”
1 ‘‘Nonsense!” I said, “Mary, the
! door bell is ringing now. Go down and
i attend to your duty. You needn’t be
vain enough to think that you know all
of grandfather’s friend*, if you have lived
in the family. It is somebody that
knows him, I dare say. But, what is
the matter with vou, Miss Church ? You
arc ill again I fear. Shall I send for
“ No Claude—l am not ill,” but her
cheek and lip were as bloodless as the
statuary, and belied her words.
Mary went down, and with a tremu
lous hand opened the door. She was
greatly abashed —quite taken by sur
“Is there a young lady by the name
of Churchill here?” said an agitated
voice, as the door swung back —we could
hear it very distinctly in the school
“No sir! lam sorry to say sir, no
such \oung ladv is here, but there is one
whose name sounds mightily like that.,
onlyfit wants the hill part sir. Miss Ellen
Church lives here.”
“ She is the one I want to see,” said
i the man—“tell her that her father
j waits for her in the hall,” and so saying
the strange gentleman stepped over the
threshold, but paused in the door way.
Mary was too much moon-struck to
invite the guest into the parlor—a piece
of politeness which she would by no
means have neglected, had squire Mor
ton, or any of the Oakland neighbors
chanced to call, but she made her way
up stairs to us again, leaving the visitor
standing in the passage.
“Oji,! she said, “who 1
“PRINCIPLES NOT MEN.”
would ha’ thought, it? That man calls
|hi in self your father, and wftnts to sec
i von immediately —yes, tie wants to see
j you immediately in the passage, lie’s
’standing there now, with his hat in his
jhatid. I ort to have invited him into the
j parlor, where Massa and Missus is set
! ting, but 0 Lordv ! I was so contused
j like I didn’t know what 1 was about.’’
The governess got np, but staggered
back again and fell into her seat.
“ Well that’s queer,” said the garru
lous Mary—“ that’s queer. If I had
such a rich grand looking father 1 should
run my head off to see him, 1 know, but:
you can’t hardh walk. You look mon-:
strously like you used to, when you had
them fainting spells at the Springs, and j
if Missus was up here 1 don t believe that
she would let you try to go down, even
if it is to see your father—and such a
gram 1 gentleman too.”
‘•Do hush! Mary,” I said, “or he
will hear you. Miss Church will go
down presently. Go and invite the pen- j
tleman into the parlor. How thought-j
less you are !—) ou must be losing your |
“ No, no,” said the teacher, motioning
her back, “1 will gc myself,” and she a
rose and walked out of the room, follow
ed, i must acknowledge,! to the head of
the stairs, by both Mary and myself.
The servant had called the gentleman
old, but lie did not look so to me. lie
was, on the contrary, a large, proud, fine
looking man of perhaps fifty years. He
held his glossy silk hat in his hand, and
his eyes were fixed, I thought almost
sternly, upon the fragile being who was
tottering down the stair case to meet
him. He did not move forward a step j
to embrace and support her, but turned
and deposited his bat in a chair standing j
When she at last reached him, he laid j
his hand upon tier shoulder and holding,
her out. at arm’s length, surveyed her j
from head to foot, keenly and tcrutini ‘
“ And this,” lie said slowly by way
of salutation—“this pale wan nun-like
plainly-dressed, demure-looking being is
I my Ellen. This is the form, now array
ed in homely, contemptible prints, with
a linen cular running nf qnaker like
stiffness about the neck, which I used to
dress with so much pride in the finest
silks, and costliest satins. This hair,
now tucked back in a braided knot, is
that which used to float in such beauti
ful, natural ringlets around her face, and
throat—this neck and these thin white
fingers, are the same which I once load
ed with jewelry—with diamonds, and
with pearls. Ellen,
“My flower, my blighted flower: thou who
For the kind fostering of sweet summer airs,
How hath the storm been with thee ! Lay thv
On this true breast again my gentle one”—
We have been mutually wrong —shall
we not mutually forgive?” and the
strong man folded his child to his heart.
I could have wept aloud as hysterical
ly as my teacher was doing, but just
then grandmother, who lnul heard the
door bell ring, and the noise in the hall,
opened the parlor door, and stood con- 1
founded when she saw the governess
clasped to the breast of a strange, fine
looking gentleman. She did not sav a j
word however; but grandfather’s face
soon appeared looking over her shoul
“ What is this,” said lie, stepping for
ward for the second time in his life
forgetful of his gouty toe —“ what is all
this rumpus about, and who are vousir.
that presumes to take such liberties with
any member of my family? That young
lady has no brother—your relationship
to her cannot be nearer than that of cou
sin, and really, sir, I think your joy at
meeting is a little too great.”
The thin, proud lip of the stranger
curled scornfully and his look kindled
into something like defiance —he un
loosed the girl, and set her upon ner feet
at the same time encircling her with his
“ Who are you, sir,” he said, “ that
you dare forbid my embraing my child ?|
but I forget—l am too hasty—why
should I quarrel with a sjranger, for un
dertaking duties which I have so shame
fully transferred to him? I thank you,
sir, for your good intentions, but Ellen
Churchill is my only child. I have been
searching for her through every nook
and corner in the country, for the last
five months, and certainly I ought to be
allowed to kiss her now that I have found
her. There is no Blue Law rigid e
noueh to deny me the privilege, l be
—that, can be,” said inv grnndsire, who
had caught sight of the handsome equip
age at the gate and spoke as if every
word was well weighed Wore it was ut
tered—“ this young lady’s name is not
Ohurchill--if I have understood her right
she has always declared it to be Church.”
“Church or Churchill—Green—Smith
—or Jones—it matters not what tho \
lias may be, she is my child, nevertheless.
Like Rob lio\, when her “ foot is on the
heal her,” her “ name is McGregor!”—
Elsewhere it may be, like his, something
“ And to what name do you answer,
sir, if I may make hold to inquire,” said
tho old gentleman.
“ My name” said the stranger, draw
ins; himself up haughtily, “ is one, thank
fortune, that lam not ashamed of. At
home 1 am known as the Hon. Charles
Churchill, of Arlington.”
“The Hon. Charles Churchill of Ar- j
lington.” repeated my graudsire, in a]
slow, incredulous tone —“ihe broker? l
the man with his half-million ? how in,
the name of sense came his daughter in J
my family in the capacity of gover
ness ?” *
“ I hope you found her competent to
discharge the duties of her voeation, sir.
If so, you have few questions to ask. —
But the long and the short of the storv
|is simply this. She and I quarreled—it
does not matter what about—but vou
look puzzled and I will tell ‘ ou. It was
about that old, hackneyed theme of dis
pute, a suitor , —she wanted one man, I
determined she should marry another
In a fit of passion, I turned her out of
the house without a farthing in her pock
et, and she, like a woman of sense, in
stead of becoming a burden on any bo
] bands went honorably to work, it
’ seems, and has supported herself. The
j alteration which she choose to make in
her name, was very sli ht, but it has an
swered the purpose for which it was ad
apted. It lias prevented her friends from
finding her out.”
“ But the recommendations that she
presented. Were they forged? Who
would give a discarded daughter recom
mendations, under an assumed name ?
I was very particular about those recom
“ The character recommended you
have found to be as pure as vou requirtd,
I doubt not, sir. So it matters little
now, who signed the paltry papers or
; how the signers names were obtained,”
j said the father, releasing his child, who
j was now near fainting, and placing her
| upright in a chair which stood near.—
| “ Ellen’s character is as stainless as a
“Ola, ves!” said my grandmother,
; now speaking for the first time. “Ellen
has been a dear good child almost like
our own daughter, I assure you, sir.—
We are only sorry now that we shall
have to give her up. Mr. Alston and I
are two old people living here together,
almost alone in the world, and Ellen has
been a great, comfort to us ever since site
has ecu here.”
The man who had been striding up
and down the passage, after be had put
his daughter from his arms now stop
ped abruptly before her chair, and look
ed at her keenly.
“Perhaps,” said lie, “you will not he
willing to leave a home where your soci
ety is so hi’ lily appreciated, Ellen, even
though your father’s house is like a her
mitage, without you ? Will you go
with me, or will you remain here ?”
1 was surprised that the girl did not
immediately reply —she sat uptight, still
“ 1 see how it is,” said the visitor, be
ginning his measured tread once more—
“l see how it is: you have not forgotten
your tutor —you still pr-fer a prospect,
faint and uncertain though it may be,
of marrying him, to living with your only
parent. Your father is alone in life—
• ou are his ewe lamb —the only one in
his fold —he sought to lead you through
green pastures and beside still waters,
but you had rather earn the dependant’s
1 crust, among strati ers. Oh God! this
shall not be !” and the proud man bit
bis lip, until the blood almost gushed
Still th governess was silent.
“ Speak !’ he demanded at length in
a peremptory tone. —“speak ! you shall
not be silent, if you are obstinate.
The girl cleared her voice, but it grew
husky with emotion as she proceeded in
spite of her efforts—“father,” said she,
“ take me home—keep me there—l will
be to vou what the shadow is to the sub
stance in the sitnli lit, ever present., and
ever attendant. I will, if you desire it,
wait upon you as a menial—not an un
gratified want shall shade your brow, if
it is in my power to present it —I will nev
er ask to marry, or even to see—to see
—Rushton, my former tutor —I will
I write to him, and say that inseperable
barriers exist to our union, but you
must not ask me to wed Carlvle, or any
man on the face of the globe. I tell
you now —I tell you in language as ve
hement as you know how to use yourself
when excited, that I will not do it —that)
I will die first—threats, persuasions, en
treaties, promises, vour everlasting dis
pleasure even, shall not drive me into a
union that my soul loathes, abhors, de
“ I said,” replied tho sire, “ that we
had been mutualh wrong — TANARUS, in insist
ing on this marriage with Carlyle—you
in persisting in vour determination to
marry a pennvless youth against my wish
es —we will give up these contested
points —we will say nothing more about
your marriage: I take you back on your
own terms, for I cannot live without you:
you had not been absent an hour from m\
roof before I made that, discovery. So
get, your bonnet, and let us bo ff to Ar
lington: you have been following this
governessing long enough.”
“ Stoji,’ said my grandfather—“don’t
bo in such haste ! Ellen, must, we indeed
give you up ? You have been an excel
lent teacher, though I don’t exactly see
how it, was;iu regard to those recom
mendations vou have been an excel
lent, teacher, Ellen, and must be paid
your siflary, iu part at least. I see now
TWO DOLLARS A-YEAR, IN ADVANCE.
why it was, that you always seemed so
careless in regard to money matters : a
girl brought up from her childhood with
diamonds strung about her neck,
I not, 1 dare say, much in the habit of
1 calculating expenses. Your father fail
; ed. Humph ! You Died to make us
1 believe something like that.”
I “ Y<>u mistake, Mr. Alston,” said tin
1 girl with a faint smile —“ that was your
own supposition, you will remember. I
only said that what my father had been,
and what he then was. were alike pain
ful subjects to me. He had been one
of the most indulgent of fathers—l sup
posed him to be then living totally re
gardless of his only child—l did not
know that he was desirous of hearing
of mv existence even, and if he was, I
took good care that he should not recog
nize me under an assumed or rather a
curtailed name. I chose the humblest
station in society in preference to the lot
which lie had picked uut for me, and I fear
ed—forgive me father, that lie was too
proud and stern to yield a point upon
which he seemed to be so thoroughly de
termined. Father, liow did you find mo
“1 am indebted to a young gentle
man of this family, I believe, for the in
formation —a Mr. Armstrong. He came
to me, and told trie vvhete iny child was,
and seemed fully bent upon being a me ■
diator and pacificator beteen ns, and 1
must, sav the fellow understands tU bus
iness. He pleaded eloquently and well
for your restoration on vour own terms.
He even went so far as to take me to
task for my treatment of Rushton, whom
he avers he knows to be no ordinary
man. I think, Ellen, that you must
after all have sent him to me.”
“So far from having enlisted him in
such a service,” said the girl with a deep i
blush, “ I never was more surprised in
my life than lam now —1 cannot con
ceive how he obtained possession of a
secret, which has weighed me it is true
to the earth often while in his presence,
but of which I verity believed him to be
entirely ignorant. No human being has
ever recognized me, but—but—Newt
Welborn the rr.ute. lie, strange being
that he is, recognized me from the top of
some ruins, and has haunted me ever
since like a spectre. Oh! I had reason
to shrink away from one who held my
secret, arid could at any moment reveal
it, I who had reason to faint and trem
ble in his presence, half idiot though he
“Is it possible ?” said my grandmoth
er in surprise. “Well, 1 declare!
strange things happen in this world. —
He told Frederick, I have no doubt of it.
He followed us home but I didn’t, let
you know it, you were so much afraid
of him. That is the way Frederick came
by your secret., child, you may depend
upon it. Well, I'm glad that, I have
found out about it. I never could bear
to be in the dark about am thing.”
(TO UR CONTINUED.)
“Not Safe no How.”
A STORY OF TENS AW.
Those who have traveled from the city j
of Mobile to Stockton, on the “ grand, j
gloomv and peculiar” shores of pritnev- ;
al Baldwin, by the little mail steamer j
which plies so regularly between those |
points, threading the marshy sinuosities j
of the muddv Tensaw, with duck-like j
grace and faciliti, may perhaps have ob
served with some attention the well knit j
: little figure, the well proportioned “head
and neck” and tho firm expression of the
eye of Captain Strong —as we choose to
designate the officer in command of the
steamer aforesaid. Quiet as a lamb,
courteous and really good 1 carted and
good humored, our little Captain has yet
a stout heart and an unyielding soul in
his small body ; and in the maintenance
of his ri hts he is never at all daunted
by the display of superiority of physical
force. Withal, Captain Strong takes
some interest—and has always done so !
—in the political questions of the day,!
and is what, would he called an old la.-di j
ioned Clay Whig.
The Captain did not always command 1
the mail steamer. Aforetime, however ;
—that is to sav in the year 184 7—he j
ran between the same points, (dropping J
i in at all “intermediate landings,’ as his
customers might, desire.) a little low-pres
sure boat, which we will call the Dian,
firstly because it is quite a pretty name,
and, secondly, because the real name of
Capt. Strong’s steamer is unknown to us.
He ran this little boat “on bis own
hook;” she was in tho “Bay trade.”
Certes, although our friend was n
whig, and a strong, decided whig, too,
he was also tho “ public’s obedient, ser :
vant,” and, (what was coi-Diink proof of j
lis impartiality,) he carried whigs and l
democrats to and fro, across and around
and about the turbid waters he naviga
ted for the same unvarying fare.
Well! ono day, in the said year 181 V,
the little Dian was cutting through the
water of Tensaw like a case-knife, mak
ing not more noise than (at most,) a tes
ty tea-kettle; now running so close un- 1
dor the draperied live-oaks on one side,
that one might a most, pull the pendant
more away from their boughs, and anon
shaving the nose almost of a point of
marsh on the other. Thus the little boat
was skimming along, when a group of
passengers stood among the coils of rope
forward, discoursing of matters political,
but more especially of the Mexican war
then in progress, and (to be more specif
ic still,) of the Ten Regiment Law, pass
ed for the reinforcement of the army.--
The particular point t: ade by the whig
speaker (a Mr. Sibley,) was that whereas
Alabama was intensely democratic and
had done her share iu inciting our peo
ple and Govermentto hostilities, she had
contributed very little towards the pros
ecution of the war. Mr. Lewis—a very
large, portly man, who lived near Blake
ly, in Baldwin aforesaid—joined issue on
this statement, as was very natural, ho
being a democrat aud alone in defending
his party flag.
An appeal was made by Sibley, to
Capt. Strong, by asking “ what would be
Alabama’s quota of men, under the ten
regiment law ?”
“ About a regiment and a half!” quick
ly responded the little Captain of the D
ian, very glad of an opportunity to take
a little political stock.
“ What number,” then asked Sibley*
“ has she actually sent to Mexico
“About a company and a half!” an
swered our hero, with something very
sneering in his expression.
The words were hardly out of the gal
lant little fellow’s mouth, before he felt
himself in the huge arms of his demo
cratic neighbor ; and the next moment
lie was flying over the little steamer’s
side, forward of the wheel-house, with a
very fair prospect of being soon minced
by his own buckets, lie struck out,
however, and succeeded in clearing the
wheels, the Dian shooting ahead and
leaving him paddling away in her wake
Very luckily a canoe was passing, and
after some few cold-water arguments
from the Captain, he was permitted td
get into Iter. The steame* - , of course, had
Ik en stopped and then backed ; and in
a very few minutes, Capt. Strong was
upon his own deck once more, and ma
king very desperate endeavors to get at
the large gentleman who had conducted
the other side of the debate. Friends,
however, took away his stick, and for a
while he could do nothing. But in the
course of an bout or two, to
find a lady’s embroidy frame, and with
this trail weapon, he went out upon orie
ot the guards, aft, where lie descried the
gentleman who had immersed him !
ihe Captain approaehad within striking
distance, and hailing his antagonist who
was looking in another direction he ex
“ Now, you d—d rascal, I’ll Wallop
The fat man looked round and caught
the idea in a moment! without waiting
for the descending blow, he sprung over
the side into the turbid Teusaw !
Capt. Strong was immeasurably shock
ed ! lie had no idea that his large
neighbor could swim ; blit, in a mometit
his fears were dispelled, by that gentle
man's rising spouting freely, and striking
out. The engine was stopped and re
versed, but ihe swimmer had gained the
swamp an nundred # yards off, before tho
Dam began to move backwards towards
him. Finding a log that projected into
| l iver, lie crawled iipofr it and leisure
!ly looked round. The fact was, a row-
I boat ot his own was corning over from
Mobile and lie knew he was safe for a
M hen the li:tle Dian bad backed up
| pretty close Capt. Strong hailed him.
! “ Come aboard, come aboard, old fel
low ! We are exactly eVch, now !”
“ Cos to tlie devil !” shouted baek the
tat man ; “ I didn’t leave for your good
for-nothing little stick. I quit vonr deni
ed old boat because she ain't safe no
The Dian steamed off, and the row
boat “ wrecked” the fat democrat. Three
months after he and Capt. Strong signed
and sealed a treaty “offensive and de
fensive,” at a little box ol a place that
stands pretty well forward, on the deck
of the little Dian! — Mont. Mail.
Gems of Thought.
Graves are.but the prints of the foot
steps of the angel of eternal life.
Frequently review your conduct and
note your feelings.
There is no grief without some bene
tioient provision to s<*ften intense
There is but a breath of air and a beat
of the heart betwixt this woM ‘and the
Speak with calmness and deliberation
on all occasions, especially iu circum
stances which tend to irritate.
When you think how good vour pa
('ruts are,’just think how much better
must that being be who|mado them.
The seeds of love can never grow but
under the warm and genial influence of
kind feelings and affectionate manners.
Never resent a supposed injury, till
you know the-motives of the author of
it; nor on any occasion retaliate.
There is only cue objection to people
who “ moan well,” and that is, that they
j can never spare time to carry out their
Some connoisseurs would give a hun
dred pounds for the painted head of a
beggaar, who would threaten the living
mendicant with the stocks.
Acquire honesty, seek humility, prac
tice economy, love fidelity.