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Milledgeville, Ga. [ Thwinasvillef Oa.
■arch :tl w ts
Rsht, S. Birch A William TOP Lend on,
• ATTORNEYS AT’LAW,
TUOXtASPILI. t, CEOKGtA.
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7 BAKER & BE.WET,
ATT ORNEYS A T LAW,
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sept If* w ts
’ ! NATOL T EL B. SPENCER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
T HOM A8 VI U;K, (IKOIU i 14* t, “
WUifi jpri* I*i out-ire attention-the prnetice of
Isatr, in th<* CoimticK of tlw Santiimi Circuit.—
Office on Hie seen ml floor of D. A K. McLean’#
br’n'k bnifritiitf. , ’ (jaji2ooy
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
practice in flu* eiqQiitfe* of the Southern ( ’ if
cnit.nnd the counties of Pooty, \Yortji Mini l)onip s
ertr of the Mn<*n. and Coffoc, Cirncli ami Ware
of the Hnmswioh Cirruits.
j. 11. Is 1 WBAlfiis, ,
Atiorwr mid Counsellor ;if Law.
ANI) SOLICTI'OR IX CHANCERY,
7 liny in/ geoiui/A. _
WILL practice liis profrssbsi in tin’ T'oiirts of
South-western (ieorgia. and specially in the jinflintivs
*f Lowndim, Thonias, 1 lecatur -rot! Baker,
Dr. WB. 11. B lUo
TF.N'DERSjiis Professional scrvtccK to the citizens
ot and vieiiiitv—Residence, the house
formerly occupied by A. 11. Hansel) —Office, next
door below. [apr^it]
(Itfform Practice.) /’
I*. BOWfiR, Kff. R., -
OVFEBH-li is J’l-ofessional services to the. citizens ot
ITioniasville and. vicinity. tCjffls at ’all hours
promptly attended to. ’ ‘ (feblltf
Dm. H. B. All. OAK AOL ,
(QBBESItt WE have purchased the Residence
of Dr. ft. J. Bruce where one of us
alwa>i*w7? . f,,und ’ Tmdh Pw
der# and Wnfth, ni\**t* on haW. ■
t-arnagcs. Biuruips an*.
. MAHI'YACTt'IIKtI TO OIIUF.R, BY
- IloMftlnn ! i” 1
tV*All work fully guaranteed. \’ M , rv;up'*uJj*+.
Junegdoy] f ISAAC WV**yc, Agent.
€. . Ri bUI DstA,
THO AT AS V ILL E, (l EOUiIIA..
WILL SELL on every Saturday, ami on the first
Tuesday in every month, GOODS of every de
scription, entrusted to him for sale.
l"ly. _7 oy_
C. 18. HARRIS,
General Commission Merchant,
Foot of Monk Street Brunswick, Ga.
der2 ■ ‘ w ts
THIS establishment it now perms
nently opened for the accnininoda saaßjih
tion of the public. Every convenience jjjilL
hns beeiUprovMed for boarders amLtran- HliS
*ient customers; ami the proprietor flat
tors himself that be U now able to gire the utmost
satisfaction. GODHOLD, Proprietor.
Thoinssville, Ga„ March 24, 1857. ts
HAVING opened nn Office in Thomaevillp, Ga.,
we will buy any Lands in Southern Georgia, at
reasonable prices, or sell Lauds for-4j)e owners on
commission. We will also report the value !’ Lands
owned by persons at a distance for a fair compensa
te. BURCH fk McLENDON,
, Robt. 8. Bi itrn, ) Thoniasviile, Ga.
Wm. MrLrwiKiN. j May 26, dm
Bank Agency. ’
TIIE Subscriber has been appointed Acent for tha
Bank us Savannah at this place, and is prepar
ed to discount Bills of Exchange, Drafts, Ac.;,
and has for sale Checks mi New York.
julyaa) EDWARD REMINGTON.
KowAy Itlnsls* I’lMhtng, dice.
HAVING just received s new ami elegant >A|
assortment of Pants, Vests, Dress and la
Frock Coats, Shirts, Ac., A., Ac., all of the ■■
latest fashions; together with Cloths, Cashmeres,
Vestings, A e., the undersigned is prepared to furnish
all who wish to purchase snch articles, ns low as
the market will afford. Garment* cot and made to
order. Call and see for vonrsclves. ,
JOHN P. ARNOLD, Merchant Taylor.
Thomnsvillc. Nov-27, 1?55. ts
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MVK AND LOVE'S MALADIES.
BY MARY BRYAN:
They tell us, that Love is a deathless thing,
Os bis immortality Poets sing
And they wreathe with Amaranth flowers Lis wing,
But do you believe it; —say 1
This Love, that it cradled in smiles and tears,
That it full of jealousy, full of fears,
That it.born in an hour; —can it live for years.
Still loss endure for aye ?
The lights that dance in the Northern sky,
The meteor, wheeling bis swift car by,
The lightning whose fiery atrows fly, *
They arc all too bright to laat.
And thus—alas, for the dreams of romance !
* > *ai<y|
la the love that's Waked by a smile, or glance
It gleams for a while, the gaze to entrance,
..Then, only lives in the Past.
This beautiful boy—half sly, half bold,
With hyacinth ringlets, dropped with gold
Ah ! well did they paint—those Artists of old —
“ Voung love among the roses”
He is jiist as fragile and fair as they,
Born, like them, to gladden a summer day,
And just so soon will he pass away,
Ab the flowers w here he reposes.
For coldness proves worse than our wire-grass
And frowns are certainly terrible ilia
And ev'u a continuance of smiles oft kills,
For sweets, you know, will cloy.
Then, still more to be feared, ia —poverty —
A fatal maladny,—for do you see,
Baked beans and bacon can never agree
With so delicate a boy.
His food—if the Poets tell us true—
Is the red lips sweet, ambrosial dew,
Or a bow l of moonlight, soft and pure
Then, Oh! what a change ia there,
When the “angel,” dressed in a soiled,chintz gown,
Flies through the kitchen with seowknnd frown,
So intent to see the potatoes are brow n,
That she heeded not her taugled hair.
Aye, your bards may si egos “ Love in a cot,”
And say he can brighten the humblest lot
And deck with beauty the Towliest spot,
But, believe me, it will not hold,
For your milk maid's elbows are always red,
And your chimney smokes and leaks over bend,
And, spite of the views ‘round your •’ rustic shed,”
Love ill catch his death of cold.
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£nme bard—(than tiis brother Poets more hold)
\\ hujiyed in tlic Roman age of Gold,
Has the future death of Eros foretold,
‘And the world’s attendant woo ;
And I thought, that wheu Love died in my breast,
That the Sun would veil his golden crest
And the flowers droop in n death like rest,
Did it prove so ?—no, Oh ! no.
For the stars looked down as tenderly
And the rose still blushed and bloomed for me,
And my own fair Spirit of Poesy .
VIM not her glorious eyes.
Nay, rather, —freed from Love’s silkofi band —
She strikes Iter lyre with a bolder baud,
A'iid she seems, with her brow of proud command,
Like l.'rauia of-the sX.ies.
LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
Let us love one another! not long may we stay,
In this bleak world of mourning, some droop while
Others fade in their noon, and few linger till eve :
Oh ! there breaks not a heart but leaves someone to
grieve; \ - j
And the fondest, the purest, the truest that met,
llnve still found the need to forgive and forget!
Then, ah! though the hopes that we nourished do.
cay, - ! 1-
Let us love one another as long as we stay.
There are hearts like the ivy, tho’ all be decayed,
That it seemed to clasp fondly in the sunlight and
shade, - - ~
No leaves droop™ ssdness, still gaily they spread ‘
L'odimtned ’midst the blighted, the lonely and deai;
But the mislt to clings to the oak, not in part,
Rot with leaves closely round it—the root in its
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iVTT. . i^v.riAnnn.
Jpoor-’ , .Here too.
Power’s Statue I |yit h * ,> T
i ..p—.v, , lovo one another, midst the sorrows the
Unaltered and food as we loved at first;
Tho’ the false wing of pleasure may change aud for
’ sake, 7
Aud the bright urn of wealth into particles bleak,
There are some sweet affections that gold cannot
That clings but still closer when sorrows draw uigb.
And remain with us yet, tho’ all else pass away ,
Thu* let’s love one another as long as we stay.
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A Wife’s Prayer. ~ ,
If there is anything that comes nearer to
the imploration of Ruth, and Naomi than the
subjoined, we have -not seen it:
Lord bless and preserve that dear per
son whom tbou hast chosen to be my
husband, let his life be long and blessed,
comfortable and boly j and let me also be
come a great blessing and comfort to kjm,
a sharer in all his sorrows, a meet help id all
the accidents and changes in tho t world ;
make me aimable forever in his eyes and for
ever dear to him. I)nite his heart to me in
the dearest love and holiness, and mine to
him in all sweetness, charity and compla
cency. Keep me from all nngentlrfness, all
discontent and unreasonableness of pas
sion And humor, and make me humble and
obedient, useful And observant, that we may
delight iu each other according to Thy bless
ed word ; and both of us may rejoice in Tbee,
having for otir portion the love and service
of God toressta.” i, /•. r
Flavors arc tlie alphabet of angels, wbqß.
with they write ou hill* and plains my*4ri
ous truths. ;
Nature makes us poor only whw Bwe
want necessaries, but custom gives tMfc > M„ e
of poverty to the want of snperfiuiti
Bs Just ani fear Not; £ct atl tfje €fnbe tfjon be sjg Courttrg’B, tljj ©ob‘ anb CrtHb’a.
THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA, OOTOEBER 6, ±B&f.
The Lodge's Private Clo Mt.
The Lode rs I. O. O. F. t at Wooiltown
determined to have their lodge room done up
clean and nice, and it was unanimously re
solved tiiat Mrs. K. should be employed to do
Alter the meeting adjourned the guardian,
who knew the inquisitive character of Mrs.
K., procured a billy-goat and placed him in
a eloset that was kept as a reservoir for the
secret things. He then informed the lady of
the wishes of the lodge, and requested her
to coma early next morning, as he would
then be at leisure to show her what was and
what was not to be done.
Morning came, and with it came madame
K„ with her broom, brushes, tubs, pails, &c.,
prepared and armed for the job, and found
the guardian waiting for her.
; ‘Now Madame,’ said he, ‘ I’ll tell you what
we want done, and how we came to employ
you. The brothers said it was difficult ~h
get any body to do the job and npt be med
dling with the secrets in that little closet;
we have lost the key and cannot fiud it
to lock the door. I* assured them that you
could be depended on.’
‘ Depended on!’ replied she, ‘I guess I
can. My poor, dear, dead and gone hus
band, who belonged to the free masons, or
anti masons, Idou’t know which, used to
tell me all the secrets of the concern, and
when he showed me all the marks of the
gridiron made when he was initiated, and.told
me how they fixed poor Morgan, I never
told a living soul, to this day. If nobody
troubles j onr cloeqt to find out your secrets
t.ll 1 do, they’ll lay there till they rot, they
‘ I thought so,’ said the guardian, * and now
I want yen to commence in that corner, and
give the whole room a decent cleaning, and I
have pledged my word and honor for the fi
delity of your promise; and now don’t go in
to that closet.’ And then he left the lady to
No sooner had she heard the sound of his
foot on the last step of the stairs, then she
1 Don’t go into that closet 1’ I’ll warrant
there’s a gridiron, or soTe other nonsense,
just like the anti masons for all the world. I’ll
be bound. I will just take a peep, and no
body will be any wiser, as l an keep it to
Suiting the action to the word, she stepped
lightly to the forbidden closet—turned the
buttou—which was no sooiipr done, than
bah, went the billy-goat with a spring to re
gain his liberty, which came near upsetting
her ladyship. Both started for the door,
but it Was filled with implements for lionse
cleaning, and all were swept clear from their
position, down to tbe bottom of the stairs.
’1 he noise and confusion occasioned by
such unceremonious coming down stairs,
drew half the town to witness Mrs. K’s ef
forts to get from under the huge pilp of pailfl
tubs, and the street.
Who should bo first on the spot but the
rascally door-keeper, who. afteT l eicaslngtiic
goat, which was a cripple for life, and uplift
ing the rubbish that hound the good woman
to the earth, anxiously inquiring, if she had
beeit taking the degrees. 1
‘ Taking the degrees!’ cjnculated the <fld
lady. ‘lt you call falling from the tap to
the hottoffi of the stairs, scared to death, ta
king the degrees, I have them; and (if you
frighten folks as you have me, and hurt them
to hoot, I’ll warrant they’ll make as much
noise as I did about it.’
• I hope you did not open the closet, Mad
• Open the closet! Eve eat of the %H>id
den apple 1 If you want a woman
thing, tell her not to, and she’ll do it certain.
I could ARM stand lho temptation, Tho se
cret was tivere And I wautUd to know it; so
I opened the door and out popfiMfethe tarual
critter right into my face. 1 thoijght I was
a goner and I broke for the stairsVith Satan
butting me at every jump. I fell over the
tub and got down stairs just about as you
found us here, all in a heap.’
‘ But, inadam,’ said the door keeper, * you
are now ia possession of the great secret of
“the order t and you must go up and be initia
ted, sworn, and then go in the regular way.’
‘ Regular way !’ exclaimed the old lady,
‘ and do you suppose I am going near the
tarnal place again, and ride that are critter
with., -i a bridle or lady’s saddle! No, nev-i
O’ -f uon t want notlfin to do with the man
that ndes it. I’d look nice perched ap on a
billy-goat, wouldn’t l? No, never! I’ll
never go near it again, nor your hall nuther
jf 1 can prevent it no lady shall ever join
tbe odd fellows. Why, I’d sooner be a free
mason, and be broiled on a gridiron as long
as fire could bo kept under it, and pulled
from garret to cellar with a halter, sh a pair
of old breeches and slippers, just as my poor
dead husband was. He lived over it, but I
never could outlive such another ride as I
In the ancient part of the town are the
original Parliament buildings ; the cellar in
which the treaty of anion with England was
executed ; the house where Knox, tlie Re
former, resided—over tbe door of which are
the words: - ,
r Lfe. God. above, al. and. your, ueichbor. as/
Alsa, tho Canongate Jail: Hoiyrood Pal
ace (the abode of Queen Mary and others of
ancient royalty;) the Martyr’s Monument,
Ac., Ac.; •, : ‘ W*
The breweries are also a gri>a.t.
Edinburg, and imujeate quatitles llaf M 6 **6
here manufaeturedfc Wffiakey'ls al AjUavy
product, „ -V
A little of which, now and tkeo,
Is relished by the wisest men.
In fact there are few alcoholic beverages
bettor than a glass of Muir’s ale or a hot
whiskey akin. Like all other good things,
however, they must be taken in moderation.
Ladies, prepare for extreme change ‘ in
your habits; for a Paris corespondent of the
New York Courier says the ladies are com-<
ing out without boops, bustle, wattdiug, ot
Tka Css ot Tobacco and Cotfoo
Among the French ifthus described by tlie
Paris correspondent of the N. O. Piraynne :
We are f-Tgiiiing here to be seriously
alarmed at tlie number and quality of the
victims tobacco and coffee are making among
us: But, you know our nature, the alarm
will last a few weeks, and then e cigar and
coffe-bowl will be as popular as ever, until
we Are called upon to hear to Pere la Chaise
some new and illustrious victim of one or the
other poison Coffee especially attacks the
heart, which swells under the Oriental excite
ment. __Tobacco mines the'**silver cord*’un
til It is broken. Everybody smokes now.
The boy at school—tho lad at college—the
medical student- the law Student—thenrtisan
—the artist—the clerk—the mercharit—tbe
old man<— smoke when they work and when
they are idle —over their newspaper and over
their coffee—at billiards and in conversation
—while drinking while bathing—while walk
ing <md on horseback. Cigars are tbe first
thing brought after breakfast—they appear in
the midst of the most fragrant desert—they
are dismissed only tlie moment before the
extinguisher puts out tbe cendle. Forty
years ago few persons, besides old men,
smoked, and rarely smoked above one pipe
full, and that after dinner : Now everybcKiy
smokes ten, fifteen and twenty cigars a day.
The Consequences upon the Nerves.
Are indescribable—you must have seen a
confirmed smoker deprived of his cigars for
some time to form any idea of this hideous
state, the delirium tremens of the smoker.
‘The 11 visions” seen by Louis Napoleon,
(about which so much was said ajyear or two
ago,) do really at timesxmrry him beyond the
verge of sanity ; they are attributable to noth
ing in the world but the fifteen, cigars he
smokes every day. Thirty years agothe
disease of the spinal marrow, which is now
so common, was comparatively unknown : all
the doctors agree to attribute it to smoking
tobacco. “ Tobacco,” says one of most emin
ent medical men, “ is an acrid narcotic poison ;
if taken into the stomach even in a small
quantity, it produces effects which rapidly
becomes mortal. The poisons which pro
duce an impression upon the nervous System,
have a sort of elective .preference for tblir’or
that point of the nervous system. Tobacco
prefers the spinal narrow, on which it acts as
-a stupefier.” He goes on to insist that it
product s paraplegia or paralysis of the lower
Eugene Sue fell a Bictim
To excessive indulgence of his passions, of
coffee and tobacco.
He died the 3d of August at Annecy, in
Savoy, at the age ot fifty-five years. He
was exiled from France after the events of
the 2d December, 1851, and lie has made
Annecy his home nearly ever since then, al
though he visited Ireland for a short time,,
ijiud spent some time in Holland, of which
Hi was very fond for, he had a great
many Dutch' tastes, especially their passion
for flowers and pnroalinn. Ha was vnry-ftowl
of horses, silver plate, and everything con
nected wkli the luxury of the table and linen.
Eminent Meuricc designed and made his
plate, which cost an incredible sum of money,
and his porcelain service consisted invariably
of Saxony or old Sevres, He had a servant
uamed Laurent, solely to clean the silver
plate; this servant had never read a hook id
iiis life, and when questioned abont Eugene
Sue’s talents, be would rolll up his eyes and
say : O Lor ! O
nothing but cover nice white paper with ink.
Is that a way for a mail to live 7” Sue was
exceedingly timid in society, his voice was
weak and his whole nppenrancfl was very
awkward. He never went into society, but
lived’ with” a “ref - friends, MM. Victor
SkeoMcherTTr udili, Goubaux, Earnest Le
gouve, Delbrgets, and Pleyel. He worked,
ou an average, ten hours every day, in a
small library on the third floor of his house,
which looked upon a garden in the Dutch
style, filled with porcelain and flowers, both
of wbieb were the finest and costliest that
could be obtained. His writing was extrem
ely fine, aud bis lines Very elose together ;
it seems to me rather illegible, but that coin
plaint is not inadelhere His house was crowd
ed with works of art and curiosities of all
sorts, which were placed upon buffets, as in
a curiosity shop, lie. wore about six pair
of straw colored gloves a day, finest linen,
patent leather shoes and embroidered ailk
stockings, and he was always delicately per
fumed, In private, he was a sort of “ Ra
belais in his easy chair,” delighting in those
coarse humorous stories for which the jocund
cure of Meudou was fiimous and which Sue
told admirably. He was remarkable for his
faculty of concentration, and for the rapidity
that rare faculty gives ; in a few hours be
would write his day’s feuilleton, and tnrp
his attention to other objects of study.—
Mysjcras de Parir,” -and “Le Juff Errant,”
ami “ Mathile,” continue to be at popular
(i. e., saleable) as they were when they ap
peared. A book publisher told me yester
day tb at the cheap edition of the “Mysteres
de Paris,” issued last months, would put into
Sue’s pocket 860,000. What loses French
literature hat recently sustained ! de Musset,
de Beranger, aud Sue in a few days of each
othex! ‘ ‘
A connoisseur in art-— The Boston
Herald is responsible for the’folJowing ;■—“ A
down-easter strayed into tho square in front
of the City Hall, lately, and planted his
brogans firmel v in front of tbe bronze statue
of Franklin, the philosopher with great ap
parent interest. “ What ole feller’s likeness
Jf that V’ asked he of a by-stander—“ That,
sir, is a statue of Benjamin Franklin.”—
“ Statew of Franklin, eh ! Wall, I’ve read
all about him. Putty good old feller, in his
way Never fit much in tlie revelushnn,
but was great on sot-aodderin the French.
But I say, yoeu 1 how darned yaller he
* V- 1- - iftviivvwf..f.. , , •, ,
An bonest man is believed without an
oath, for bis reputation sweats for him.
Memory is the cabiuet of imagination, the
treasury of reason, the registry of conscience,
and the council chamber of thought.
The renown wblbh Kentucky riflemen
have obtained for precision and skill in hand
ling the rifle has become world-wide, and
excited the attention and wonder of the’war
riors of other nations. In battle they Lave
stood as cod and collected; although the first
time in action, aa the oldest veterans in Eu
rope, pouring in their deadly fire with uner
“ I shot that officer,” exclaimed a rifleman
ss he saw an officer fall at New Orleans.
“ l shot him in the right eye,” replied tbe
“ And I shot him in the left eye,” was the
response. 0 .
After the battle, it was found that an offi
cer had been shot ia both eyes. The uner
ring precision can only be obtained by long
practice and thggMk drilling.
At tho first settlement of the State they
were compelled to be constantly under arms,
as it were, to guard against the wild Indian’s
murderous tomahawk. As the father, so the
child grew up, taught in tbe earliest infancy
possible to poise the rifle and direct its aim.
As amunition was not always convenient to
be bad, tbe father would dole out to his son
a certain number of entridgesfor his rifle, for
each of which be was to bring home souse
sort of game, or get a taste ot hickory for
Many years ago I was conversing with my
father on the wonderful skill of tho Kentuck
ians, when be related the following anecdote.
I was out in the wilds of Kentucky some
years before tlie war, on a suryeying expe
dition, and had an opportunity of studying
the character of the earliest settlers for A
considerable length of time. It became nec
essary for me to stop a few days at a log tav
ern, and to wile away the time I took my
rifle and explored the woods for game, of
which there was an abudance. Tbe land
lord, had a little son, about ten years of age,
who accompanied me with his xifle, and al
ways had extremely good luck® On one oc
casion the fates seemed adverse to him, for
perceiving a squirrel on a very high branch
of a tree, he up with his rifle and blazed
away, and down came tbe squirrel. The look
of dismay with which he vlewd the game, 1
shall never forget. Dropping the butt of
the rifle dff the ground lie burst into tears.—
In tbe utmost surprise, I inquired what gfcfi
matter was. 11c answered—
“ Dady’ll lick me 1 ”
“ Lick you ! what for ?*’
“ because-I didn't hit hiin In the head.”
I soothed him all I conld, but the’ day’s
pleasure was over. Ort returning to the tav
ern I interceded for him all in my power to
save him from the hickory, but it was of no
use; the application must ber made, if only
“ No, no, stranger ; if I let him off,l break
a standing rule of our State. I was never
let off. what was good for mo is good for
him. He must sliopt right, or put up u ith
what he gets.”
The hickory was applTeth liut no bones
were broken. Such training as that, which
was universal in those parts, tells the secret
of Kentucky rifle-shooting.
Have a Purpose.
Sir K. Buiwer Lytton, in his recent ad
dress on the occasion of his installation ns
Lord Rector of Glasgow University, endeav
ored to impress upon the minds of the stu
dents tiie value of a definite purpose inlife in
the following admirable language,:
“ Hat ing once chosen that call which then
becomes your main object so life, cling to it
firmly — bring to bear upon it all your ener
gies, all the information you are elsewhere
variously collecting. aII men are not horn
with genius, but every man can acquire pur
pose, itls this back hone and marrow ofgcuius
—nay, I can scarcely distinguish one from
the other. For what is genius 1 Is it not
an impassioned predilection for some definite
art or study to which the mind converges all
its energies, each thought or image that is
suggested by nature or learning, solitude or
converse, being habitually and iuVoluntarily
added to those ideas which are ever return
ing to the same central point, so that the
mind is not less busily applying when it seems
to be the most relcived application. That
is genius, and that is purpose—the one makes
the great artist or poet, the other, the great
man of action. And with purpose comes
the grand secret of worldly success, which
some men call earnestness. If I were asked,
from my experience of life, to say what at
tribute most impressed the minds of others,
or most commanded fortune, I should “say
The earnest man wing way for himself, and
earnestness and truth together. Never af
fect to he other than you me—either richer
orwisci. Never he ashamed to say, “I do
apt know.” Men will then believe you
when you say “I do know.” Never he
ashamed to say . whether as applied to time
or money, '* 1 cannot afford the guinea you
ask me to throw away.” once established
yourself and your mode of as what they
really are, and your foot on solid ground,
whether for the sudden spring over the preci-
S‘ce. From these maxims let me deduce an
her —learn to gay “No” with decision;
“Yes” with caution—“No with decision when
ever it resists temptation; “Ye* with caution
whenever it implies a promise. A promise
once given is a bond inviolable.
A man is already of consequence in the
world when it is known that wc can implicity
r4ly upon him. I have frequently seen in
life a person prefered to a long list of appli
cants, for some important charge which lifts
him at once into a station of fortune, merely
because he has bis reputation, and wlten he
says he knows a thing he knows it and when
be says he will do a thing he will do H.
Mua* gentlemen over these maxims; you will
find it easy enough to practice tltem, for when
you have added them, together the au
total looks very much life,©—a Scotchman.”
There hare been many definitions of a
gentleman, but the prettiest and moat poetic
is that given by a lady. “ A gentleman is a
human being combining a woman's tender
new with a man’s courage.” * 4
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tipnwl to limit* tin* following flifllniiMi *
standing do ye Bee.”
“Hould on Murphy ! hould on! wait .
bit; now tell me how could all the pork get
out or the barrel and hive tfaf|rhm *S
” Well,rat,” said Murphy, that’s what I’d
like to know myself, do ye see, there’s the
A correspondent of the Journal of Com
merce tells a very good story of a Georgian
and his wife, who, awe somewhere op in
Maine attended, with an tdd fhffr&NlsSSWlit
“ Sue,” a characteristic lecture by one of
those “ luminous men” who witkmitssvcr
having seen a slave, ever having trod South
ern soil, or known from personal observe-.
Bon. the true condition of things on a single
Southern plantation, have, by some means,
imbibed so mueh light in relation 4 fo “ South
The lecture ended, and all wqnt home.
Not a word was said in the family of our
Southrons. Presently •• Sue,” in a tone of
earnest inquiry, said: “Missus was that
Ottr Georgia that man bilked so much about
to-night ?” “Certainly It was,” replied the
lady, “ there is no other Georg,a in this coun
try ” At this “Sac,” with head thrown buck,
rniuTl^Nvr 3 eXCl f H ‘ cJ ’ “ 00011
him some monstrous lies for old as I am, I
never heard nothing like all that in our Geo
rgia ; not at all, missus !”’
An Unfortunate Text.
The biographer of Theodore A.'d’Aulignc,
mention* that in 1623 he married the
widow of Cte*ar Uulbini He seventy
one. She was sixteen years yougcr. The
marriage was performed during the course of
the usual service on Sunday, The minister
preached from the text, Fntlicr, Fw. u
them, for they know not what they do.
This irritated d’Aubigne beyond measure,ami
lie complained to the Senate of Geneva, who
forced the minister to apologize - . In doing
so. he protested that he had no intention of
offending, and that the words complained of
belonged to the portion of Scripture which he
had been occupied on successive Sundays in
lawl Inscription. -■
There is an inscription on a tombstone at
La Points, Lake Superior, which reads as
folow*; “John Smith, accidently shot as a
mark of affection bv his brotbef.”
This, says the North Californian, remind*
us of one on a tombstone near San Diego,
which runs as follows; “Tim yere is Bacrcd
to the memory of William Henry Skrnkeu,
wbo cam to bis deth by being shot with e
Colts revolver—one of the old kind,
mounted and of such is the kingdom of beav*
en.” “■> ■: 1
Hard Cask.— lt is said that--there is a
man in the eastern section of the city who
Ha* become so honery by drinking that the
‘ml I-frogs have taken notice of it. Tti sto
ry goes that be, a short time einee, visited
the country a few miles from the city, and
that upon his going near a pond of wa
ter, the frogs set up tlie following!**** Old G.
drunk,” “No he amt’”* “ Ye* he is,” “Not
quite,” “Not quite,” “Drunk enough,” said
another. G. was heard to say that he did
not think that be had become so d—low that
the frogs would tell him of it,
A distinguished Georgia lawyer says that
in his younger day* be taught a boyssehool;
and requiring the pupile ter write composi
tions, he sometime* received some of a very
peculiar port, of which the following is a
seasons, spring summer, autiun, and winter.
They are all plesant. Some people may
like spring best; but as for me, give rnulib
erty or give me death. The end,”
cber asked a boy whether be could forgive
those who wronged bin.
“ Could yon,” said the teacher, “ forgive**
example, who has Insulted or struck
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