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Liberty and Union.
BY MRS. J. J. MoNElt.
“Now and forever —one,and u>eprable.
Ye would sever the Union—but can ye undo,
The relation of brother to brolhi.i!
Ye tuay coldly regard bins and slander him
But when sorrow o’erlakes Itiai, your heart
will be true
To the love you once bore him, when togeth
er ye grew.
In peace, by the side of your Mother.
Ye would sever the Union—but can ye un
Th numberless ties that have bound you!
Like the threads of a creeping and delicate
They have silently spread in the rain and the
Till when you would burst them each gossa
i mer line
Turns to “cord and to cable” azound you!
Ye would sever the Union—What! ye who
In the arms of so holy a Mother!
“Wuiilci ve dare to pronounce her, astray and
Who rocked vou to sleep in one cradle at
•*. -*%• ‘ C i ‘ ‘f”’ >• *
Who shielded vn r head from the storm when
And never gae the charge to another!
Ye would sever tie Union—but can ye forget
How your fibers stood shoulder to shoul
How iike otie n privation, their stern hearts
How l:ke oe in the conflict, our foemen
,y they ties;
How like or: they were melted by sorrow,
How iu infer grew bolder and bolder.
Ye would st. critic Union—but will ye divide
The Fla of our freedom and glory?
It waved &r the field, where our forefathers
Their cki'en unfurl it with reverent ptide,
And wins shall the task betjjjtlrtow it aside
Ands! tiMfTa* tToTS nhe story?
the Union—but who then
■grave of our country’s Defender?
■ North ami the South fan the fuel to.
It o’er his ashes whose giotious name
Itch word of Libetty, Justice, and
luuld all sooner die than surrender?
Id sever the Union —but woe to the
I ye mingle in council no longer!
gill keep rulers from deadly affrjv?
Ive shall be potent the people to
pud yourselves powerless the tor
put to stay,
H and the right of the stronger f
|l sever the Vnion—our union : and
and few are the words of therea-
fib thinks the South should abjure
tSry-ajiinka the North does not ten-
| her deeds with unprejudiced
ind a refuge in—Treason.
at ye be not judged.”—Leave
of condemning your brother!
I owner, ye stand on his sod;
Lwo feet in his pathway have
THE SOUTH- WEST GEORGIAN.
uSP^iPippMurged both alike by the
Never dare on another.
But cherish the “Union with one heart and
one hand, -
’ As ye cherish your home and^QMN|lter;
Through the length and the breadth of ber
Wide spreading land.
Alone by the eye of Omnipotence spanned.
Rise up in your strength, and the craven
Who dares to dissemble and falter !
If ye sever the Union—then Liberty dies,
To restore her in vain the endeavor!
She will soar to yon distant and cloud-man
Aud in vain will the world lift its question
She will not be moved by its grief or sur
Once mute, site is silent forever !
NEWECRV, APRIL, 1850.
From Authur’s Home Gazette.
‘Did Horner pay the bill?’ enquired
Mr. G lbcrt of bis clerk, who had just
The young man shook his head.
‘ Didn’t pay it V
4 No sir.’
‘ What answer did he give ?’
* He was angry, and said that he wish
ed you would’t send after the bill any
more ; that, when he was ready, he would
bring you the money, and not before.’
‘Ha said that, did he?’ Mr. Gilbert
spoke with considerable excitement oljj
* Yes, sir. I have never called civ him
tiiat be didn’t get out of patience, and
say something unpleasant.’
‘Very well,’ replied Mr. Gilbert, in a
menawSvg tone; ‘ give me the bill, I’li
Aud,,taking up his hat, he left the store.
Within two or three blocks was the of
fice of an Alderman ; and thither Itis steps
‘ ThaiHhfortnne ! there’s a short way
to ileal with men In'li/efse’rases!’ “'Thus
Mr. Gilbert talked to himself, as he mov
ed rapidly along. ‘ Not send my bid, in’
deed ! Why doesn’t he come and pay
it, if he is so nice in these matters? He
doesn’t mean to pay; that's the true rea
son. Hut he is dealing with the wrong
man, and he will find this out before he is
twenty-four hours older. He can bluff
off a clerk, but wiil find a city bailiff a dif
Sticlv was the stale of Mr. Gilbert’s
mind, as he hurried on his way to the Al
derman’s offi :e.
Horner, the offender in this case, was
a poor tailor, who was indebted to Gil
bert for groceries. The urn mint of his
bill was sixty-six dollars—a very large
sum for him, and far exceeding what lie
bad supposed i< would be, Sickness, and
die los of a child, hart, some mouths pre
viously, lessened lii* income, awl also
burdened him with unusual expenses.—
But for this, he would not have become
iiid bted. Honest and sensitive, the debt
wOl ried him. Instead, however, of gov
iug to Mr Gilbert and asking him to let
the oblig'-tem stand lor a shot” time un
til be could pay off gra<hi*ltv, lie kept a
way from him, and fretted himself with
iliinllkig over the unpleasant relation he
bnreto the grocer* As wn-i 10 have been
expected, the bill came in. The clerk by
whose h olds it rtas sent, made his tle
tnand in a siyle that Horner thought rude
if not insulting. This more in imagina
tion than in reality.
4 I can’t pay this now,* was the tailor’s
brief answer. He spoke w ith a troubled
voice and countenance. T'te clerk in
terpreted his manner by the ward l au
4 When w ill you settle it ?’ lie enquir
ed, with something premptory in voice.
* I can’t tell/ said Horner, in a short,
quirk tone of voice.
The clerk bowed and wen’, away.—
His report did not please the grocer, who,
in irfew days, tent again for the money.
The second demand came upon Horner
while be was thinking of the bill, and
hopelessly casing about bis mind tor
some means of paying it. Not possess
ing a great deal of self-eontrole, he un
wisely uttered an expression ofwipaiience
the moment he snw the clerk of Gilbert.
* Well, sir; what about that bill
said the clerk.
>it no vac to keep calling on rue,*
replied Horner. ‘A soon as 1 have, the
money I will see Mr. Gilbert.’
OGLETHORPE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1851.
A third lime the clerk call. and. Four
ilorner was in very uohanpy state us
mind. Hi hid been thinking of little
else beside the erocei’s bill all the morn
ing ; while, in Isis mind, was a nervous
presentiment that be should have a \-ii
that day from the collector. He was not
in error. Even as ibe ‘bought itvirtileii
ititti, open swung bis door, and use nes-
IfetEwf of Gilbert entered.
Msec here young mar V exi-Li-ncd
|MKf,before the other had time to s >eak;
‘ j**st JIR Giibert it in semi that bill l<er~
attain. 9ti • mi't bring tlie money a:t Iwur
sooner. ‘|||Vhen l am ready, l will pay
The clerk ■©tied off and left the shop
without a wajHKii’ reply.
4 That wasn’t right, John,* said lie tai
tiilor's wife, in a tone'of gentle repr inf,
alter the lapse of five mBMRnk Site wise
ly forlm-e to speak until ti ne enough
elapsed f„r her irritable husband t© re
gain a decree of self-composure. ?
4 f know it wasn't,’ answered Hrsttser,
pausing in his work aud giving vent to
his feelings in a heavy sigh. 4 I know it
wasn’t. Hut, this constant dunning if
hard to benr. He knows, as well as I do,
that he will get his imniey as soon as 1
can possibly earn it.*
4 No, John ; not as well as you do,”
said the wile, mildly. ‘He cannot see
There was a brief silence.
‘ Have you ever seen Mr. Gilbert,
John ?* enquired Mrs. Horner.
• No. Hut— ’
Tie tailor hesitated. He saw what
in the mind of his wife, and fell its
* Don’t you think it would be better to
see him, and explain just how it ispvith
you ? I don’t believe be would civ<! any
trouble, if you were to do so. There jfc
no telling wlmt kind of messages his uWM
t ikes to him. If lie ives yipur
words to-day, Mr. Gilbert Will be angry*,
and there is no knowing what he might
be tempted to do.’
4 1 don’t wan’t to gee
-iu; r - -itf-ir~To look into <t man’s
face if I owe him money.’
The wile sighed . but did not answer.
Both remained silent for some lime.—
Horner’s own mind soon suggested all
that his wife wished, hut hesitated, to sty.
It was hut rtglu for Inin to see the grocer,
explain to him fully his position, and af
ter assuring him of his intention to pay
every dollar ol the debt, ask of him a lib
eral extension of time.
4 I’ll s--e him,’ said In*, at length, paus
suddenly in his work, and petting flown
was ready to go out, when he Starter’
forih to see Ins creditor:
l.i tiie meantime, Gilbert bail kept on
his way toward the Alderman's, fully re
solved to hand his debtor over to tic* ten
der merries of the law. He was within
a few doors of the office when be met a
4 What’s the matter ?’ enquired tin* in
dividual. ‘ You look as if you were giv
ing to sue somebody.’
4 Just what 1 am about doing,’ replied
* Ah, indeed! Who is the hard case
that r.quires such a string’ ut measure.’
* Horner, the tailor. You know him,
l hebeve ?’
* very well. Bat you are not
going to sue him ?’
* Indeed I am.’ -
4 How much does he owe you ?’
4 Sixty odd dollars.’
I‘d think twice before I troubled poor
Hunter, 4 said the other shaking his bead
’ He sends me oniy in oitiug answers,’
I replied Gilbert, 4 l‘ie donned him until
swer that he wvukl pay when he was ready
* 1 have.
t Too fiend GUbarf. In s]j}
GOOD IS OVRS,
4 1 didn’t think about his sickn-’ss aud
•he loss of Ids child,’ said Gilbert, in a
modified tune. : But litis is no iusiifica
lion for the rude, unsatisfactory answer
he sent to my applications f>r money.’
4 Of course not. But, everv man can,
not, at all times,, control hi> feeling®.—
An,honest mind often feels quick sense
o( indignation w ren a demand is marie
for a debt where present inability to pay
exists, This i®, no dnrdr, the case with
Horner. Honest in his intentions, he fell,
your repeated applications as questioning
tln.i honesty ; and he could not bear tire
hnpntadon with becoming patience.*
The two men separated. Gilbert had
thought twice; and, instead of going to
the .Magistrate’s office, returned to his
..tore. There, a little to his surprise, he
found he tailor awaiting him. They
met with some reserve and embarrassment.
But Horner said, in a mumeui or two,
dn a subdued Voice—
Mlfcani sorry, Mi. Gilbert, to have kept
von oiilArt’your nt.mey so long ; nothing
has prev-ntert toy. p .yi.tg vou but inniili,
ty. I have had sickness and trouble; or j
it would not now hg with me as it is. 1
felt worried when your clerk called to-day,
and sent you uu nnpro. cisunessage. Let
me recall that. And, now, i will tell yon
the best I can do, If you will take from
me live dollars a month, until the whole
bill is settled, I will faitlif.lly pay you
that much ; and more if it is possible.’
‘ Perfectly satisfactory,’ replied Gil
bert, in a voice so cmdial that it sent the
blood bounding through the veins of the
unhappy tailor. ‘lf you had only made
tiiis proposition before, it would bate been
When the two men separates each was
wiser, aud each fell happier. The Jjai
rH l WK' ,, tV; ,, “> Ibe grocer
. uuUonly received Im money but retained
In good customer. So ranch for suiter
i second thoughts. T. S. Ar*
TOrtTAOThnfs Hume Gazette.
Kindness, to tlic Sick,
If there is ever a time for the exercise
Mrlj unmixed charily; alien the
it is when we are called I to'*ul..'’V. , '‘ r
the bedside of the sick, especially tho.-e
not bound to ns by kintfretl lies.
We love to witness live anxious rare and
tenderness with which the wife, t|w> moth
er and sister, seek in alleviate pain and
render comfortable those whose existence
they prize as dieir nwmbut when we look
into the sick r Iw.nber'of the slOMger, and
tie*re find Hie ‘ tyvorl Sunrii;|i’ moved
by tender sympathy, like an angel f*oi;>
heaven with ‘healing in his wings,’ hind
ing up the broken-hearted, soothing the
distressed, 4 sorrowing with those that
sorrow, and weeping with those that
weep.!—Oil! it U then that we’ see ex
- Uh'lifted the true spirit w hich the great
Comforter enjoined upon our frail and
We are all blessed with* the presence
of watchful relatives when disease pros
trates us. Some imy be orpltans at such
times: others far from bone among stran
gers, but these varying conditions ‘ grim
disease’ heeds not, and tb reforc, how im
pel ion* the call for bem-fi* <on * b-uity end
disinterested kiidne*M'’;jiteq to the ap
peals of the suffw; vr, iu w hatever tourti
non !•- may be placed.
Reader, you mav Still repose by the
hallowed hearth-stone of home, lb and best
of ‘il| <h"atia!js, and witHM**k <c*STtni*'r,
n affei timiatc and kind-kearictl luotber
may hen*! oVr vonr couch rind smooth
your pillow and otherwise <H* inn pain of
us sharper pans but wi.bin tlw
village oi-peipliHnrbnoil, in a lowly and
lonvly rlwciung, a ‘stranger is detained
faraway from, bone and frieridsj if any
Such he b*. H.s condttiots Iptirs a **d
contrast. A paiuf.il.list* no wasting his
lile away, and hii niemi* are so limi.cd
that he is unable to calf to feta assistance
such friends, even a* money would buy.
i He has fallen among stringers; though
poor, lie is honest. He sighs for thecon
sol ‘ti ms which home would afford, but
these arf denied him.
It '.o with a cold careless indiflerenre
that h attendant* answers his calis for
Wc owe doties to each other, which,
from their very ftauir*, can neyer he gov
erned i > dcilarr. ami vents. These du
ties fire reciprocal and to na par-
UeuH*'claii ¥ **S, but to aU|high #r jNw,
rich JM, well as poor; nkhe liiese
dufie*’ b c‘*sdted wilrtk i*ipoqity, ftn thdr
■ •SOcf_ -- sS3y’ 4 ‘* . .-x
origin is divine. Oh then, as we would
have others da to us, let os do even so
unto them. Let us be k'ttd io the sick
and alluded, alleviate their pains, ascniig-c
their sorrows, and seek to imitate Hun,
who, while on earth. ch>rhed in humani
ty, acquainted with our iiifiimides,
sought to heal us ol’alj earthly maladies,
and save us from a sickness that was unto
death eternal. G. fi. L.
Fioin Autlulr’a //unwGaaeftl.
THE INDEX. OF CHARACTER.
Those trifling ads which show consid
eratimi for others, where tceglect might
perhaps pass unobserved, hut to whi< h
true kindness of heart and courtesy of
manners in society, nr deeds of public
charity which may spring from a desire
ot approval. This genuine benevolence
is more clearly observable in the deport
ment lowarjls the neglected, or, when
slmwn in a solicitude for the uuihy. where
its manifestation mat bring censure rath’
er than eclat. ] remember an instance
which illustrates what seeming trifles are,
sometimes, true indications of character.
A few years since, in travelling, it
chanced that 1 spent the night at the
house of some friends of my mother, who
were previously strangers to me. The
lime of my arria| proved rather an un
propitimis one for a visit. A general
liouse-cl.'ailing was in progress, and the
good lady of the house was fearful there
was not a place in it fi< fur me to it or
sleep in. It was evening w
and operations had been wijfrpemied for
tin? time ; but every thing was in confu
ilgMoiLh fuigned, and suffering from n
severe pnm i„ my head, I retired t an
early hour. The b-o! ‘.signed me for the
night, w as the same to be occupied by ibe
two daughters of my hostess, • whom, as
they had gone out w ith some young chin
pnnruis fitr a innotrlight walk, I had no’
yet seen. A aoriionof the fur nil it re of
the apartm* nt bad been removed, but the
nice bed that had been placed there for
temporary convenience; was so lre*h and
and treat, and delicious softness so grate
ing, tb -t, despite my
1 soon fed asleep.
I was awakened from a pleasant dream
by tliesound nl voices tielnw stairs. The
sisters b id returned from th-ir walk, and
I heard their mother announce to them,
Again f fi:M into a slumber, and was a
rouse by someone in the room. On u-
Wfn’tug my eys, I saw a figort leaving -
nlf| bedside, which, I stipp'tised to be otic
of the voting ladies who ua.i been taking
a peep at me in ntv sleep, as she j*rqc ed
ert tot’] the other bed, and I heard her tite
paring fur rest. Pain forced me to c|r,sp
tr y eyes again ; but how do you think I
apeiiablrit to decide, and correctly, np
o tfip dispositions oftlwse two girls, w ith
out seeing their so es, or hearing them
speak one vend —or, but one: and bow,
on the next morning, l kite . pt-t by look
ing Ht tbeiu, which retired first ? It was
-imply in this way When the first who
.entered the snout left, nty bedside, she
went to lier own, ami, drawing towards
her a chair, she took off her lieavv walk*
ing shoes, and, throwing them to a little
distance, they met the imearpeted floor
.with a force whir I nil ad* 1 me start. I thru
heard her go to a < lose*', near her bed,
and econiineurv tqjm u rging am *ng its
,enfit nts, apparently -fi'r sittne nhsSlw ar-;
tiele. Then rite doer of the *-
paritiM-flt, site called 4 Fences brief, her
sister not hearing, sbtfe closed it heaviiv,
and jompmg into lied, drew a st> nd m
wnriji*. her, and appeared to he busied in
reading foi n few m ineiits; then she ex
tiugiijslied Hie light, and her breathing
soon indicated tit it she slept.
Now these tilings, slight as they might
seem, jarred very disagreeably on iny
feeling*; the more so, from my peculiar
state of mind ami body at die tir.e,—
not tneielv the sound* tbem-ylveg, bufthe
want of sensibility they implied, which,
I thought, would iusti'tciively prompt the
noiseless step aud gentle h ind, when in
the npartmt'it of the weary who are srek
ing rest. While these thoughts were pas
sing in my mind, fiir 1 was now thorough*
ly awakened, tiie other sister entered die
Gently closing the door, she slipped off
her shoes at die treshnld, and going on
tiptoe to the bedside, she softly whispttfl
ed— 4 Alary?’—but her sister was jmßj?
%ERMS: $2 io Advance.
ing, and she scion ca-efully took her place
at her side.
4 Mary,’ I said to. myself-—‘ ’tis a sweet
name, bin, I fear she is not “s grnde'—-
tor 1 fell that a person’s real di-positinn
is more cLa, ly revealed, in their inigiinrd
ed moments, and in trill s, u*...i where it
would lm inure conspicuous. But ['run
-1 fVH assured 1 should find her -a:-
lalile. What a southing ii.fl uce had
tier gentleness ”p!>o my nerve®, w hii h bad
been disturbed hjr ihc gTe4r*e,M ni -ui
fested by her sister J In the niorniug,
w hen ! awoke, the sun w.ns shining full
into the chamber, a<t the young ladies
had nearly finished tfieir toife'te. I re
engmted Fiances at a glance; tliere was
a snfiuess aud sensibility in the expiess*
ion of her eyes wfm b spoke a gentle, lov
ing spirit; and a long after (u qiiaintam e
confirmed the oak l ision I homed con
cerning her from the shght cir- unistan
ccesoftlut night. I found her always
kind and considerate for the comfort ami
happiness of cithers, ever a\oidiug, with
delicacy and tact, tresnussing nil the
rights, or wounning the. feelings of any
one by word or act. Mary, on the con
trary, w as one of those persons, with w liotn
without really designing anj unkind©*?.*,
self is so predominant, as to be the cen
tre ol all their thought* and action*, hut
to whom the slight sacrifices tl.t-y make
-eetn so great, that lliey imagine, no ope
steps asiJe so much fur tubers a. them*
The PfoggMtnieim of Dexitli,
uTo he JiWSMWfciliow! of the easiest
modes of terminating life ; yet mpiil a- i:
is, the body has leisure to feel and refle, t.
On the first attempt by one of the (rantic.
adherents nf Spain to MtamMe William,
Prince of Orange, who took the had in
the r* volt of the Netherlands, the hull pas
sed through tile bones of the f re, and
brought him to die ground. In die ij
tant that preceded Stupefaction, he was
able to frame die notion that die
of the room had fallen and crushed him.
The ciMwi- shot which plunged into the
tirain of Charles XII, did not prevent bill)
(rum seizing his aword hy the licit.
Tne.idea of an attack and the necessity
for defence was impressed upon him by a
blow whieli we sitoiild have supposed too
■Ujgmeortti.n to leave an interval fur
l ! MiOTiili'iiT?,it-hv (in .mean-. r’
thong 111. io-O-n* * j . w altuvST^lSttiWtWVtr
that (tie inflict inn of fatal viol,nee is a’
rnrnpanied by a pang. From what IV
known of the first effect of gunshot
woiiujls i,t is prnbub’e that tbe inipie>sio
:•* rather stunning than acute.
Unless and •■ath be immediate the pain is
as varied as the ua'nre ufihe injuries, and
these are past counting up.
but there i* nothing singular in the
■tying sensations, though |,o and Bvmii re
ui.ii ked the jiliydoioaioal pecub.ariti, that
tile expression i, invariably that of ‘;in
goti’ , while in tle.iih Jrion a stub the com -
teiiawe reflect* the traits nl natural chars
acier, of getttleiic** or lemciiy, to ih*- ! i-t
breath. So ne of these cases are of in
terest, to show wirti wtiat st'gh; rli-turO
ance life may go mi under a mor.ui w o uul
lilt it suddenly entnes to a fin.if stop. A
foot soldier at Waterloo, pierced Lv a
oi skei tiail iu the Inn, begged w“tt>i f> ,m
a- irooper who elvanced to possess a , an
teeu o| beer. The wounded in ci drunk,
recirned bis hartiet luanfvs, luentioiitd
that Ids regintent, was neurlv . ** t r i7in in
ert, .'fiid h.iviog proceeile-d a dozeu yards
bis way to the rear, I II to (lie car'll,
/Hul, wdtli one convulsive movement, < lo
sed hi- career. 4 Yet tils voice,’ says die
trooper, who hfm-elfu-Us the *i'>n, ‘g.:ve
scarcely the smallest sign of weaktn **.’
Gaptain Basil H->1!. wi*o, *o ii* early
youth, wis present at the battle of Co
rmn Ira- singled out, from the cniilu.-nnj
which consigns to oblivion the woes and
gallantry of war, windier inslame, e<.
trvmely similar, which occurieti on dial
nccasi.m. An old officer, who was snot
in Hie bend, atria* and, p!e eprt fdTi t,|
at the temporary hospital, and begged*
the surge"!) to look at bis wotiud, which
wa pronounc ed to be mortal, 4 lud pr ‘
I f-ared so’be responederi, with imy
urter ime; * and yet I should Ik*-”
‘Hunch to live a little longer, if ; * Jdfl
He kid. Us sword
JM ■ • ‘ ■