knowledge within thf
reach of all.
Tlie world Inis advanced to a lug It
point of attainment in science and art.—
The progress of invention and improve
ment lias been, especially ol Jate years,
prodigiously rapid; and now, whether ol '!
tognrd the science of nature or of art, ivej
mind or ol morals, of contemplation ivr;
ol practice, it must be confessed tlialfeor
ijve in a wonderfully improved period.
Where is all tliis knowledge ? Where
does it dwell? In the minds of the prq~
sent generation of men. It is indeed re
corded in books, or embodied in the va>
r ons works and structures of man. But
tiiese are only manifestations of knowjj,
edge. Tlie books are nothing till they )
are read and understood; and then they!
are only a sort of short hand, an outline
which the mind fills up. The thing it
self, the science, the ari, the skill, are in
the minks of living men—of that geneia
ntion will die and pass nway.’ In thirty
years, all now living, will be gone, or
retired from the scene, and anew gener
ation will have succeeded.
This mighty process does not take
place at once, cither throughout the
world, or io any part of it; but it is con
stantly going on, silently, effectually, in
evitably; and all the knowledge, art and
refinement, now in existence, must be
either acquired by those who are coming
on the stage, or it perishes with those
who are going of]’ and is lost forever.
There is no way by which knowledge
can be handed down, but by being learn
ed over again; and of all science, art and
skill in the world, so much only, will stir
vile, when those w ho possess it are gone,
as shall he acquired by the succeeding
generation. All the rest must perish.—
The rising “generation is now called upon
to take up this mighty weight, to carry
it along a little way, and then hand it o-
Vcr, in turn, to their successors.
The minds, which, in their maturity,
,re to be depositories ‘fir all this knowl
i edge, are coming .into evisteuce every
tdny and hour, in every rank and station
■rflife, nil endowed witlr faculties; all at
Pjßjb commencement, equally destitute of
*til start jpg ;ythj he ignorance awti t
nature;^jjjgjjiyi led t|i rtm
the noble race of improvement. In the
cradle there is os little distinction of per
son as in the grave.
The great lesson which I would teach
you i, that it depends mainly, on each
individual, w hat part he will bear in the
accomplishment of this great work. It
is to be done by somebody, 1n a quiet
order of things the stock of useful know l
edge is not preserved, hut augmented;
and each generation improves on that
which went before.
It is true there lias been no period in
the history of the world, when discord at
home or invasion from abroad, has so
bligird and blasted die condition of socie
ty, that knowledge has perished with one
generation, faster than it could be leaned
by another; and whole nations have sunk
from a condition of improvement to one
equal, but surpass their predecessors.—
The exiting arts w ill be improved;science
will be carried to new heights, and the
great heritage of useful knowledge will
go down unimpaired nml augmented.—
But it is all to be shared out new and it
is for each person to say w hat part he
will gain in the glorious patrimony.
When the rich man is called from the
possession of his great treasures, he di
vides them as he will, among his chil
dren and heirs. But an equal Provi
dence deals not so with the treasures of
the mind. There are children just grow
ing up in tlie bosom of obscurity in town
and country, who have inherited nothing
but poverty and health, who will, in a
few ycats, be striving, in stern contention
with the great intellects of the land.
Our system of tree schools has opened
a straight w ay from the threshold of eve
ry abode,-however humble, in the villag
er in tlie city, to the high places of use
fulnes, influence and honor. It is left for
each, by the cultivation ol every talent;
by watching with eagle’s eye, for every
chance of improvement; by bounding
forward like a grey-bound, at the most
distant glimpse of an honorable oppor
tunity; grappling, as with books ol steel
to the prize, when it is won; by redeem
ing time, defying temptation, and scorn
ing sensual pleasure, to make hiimill use
ful. honorable and happy.
Cur whole country is a great and
speaking illustration ol what may be done
by native force of mind, without advan
tages, but starting up under strong ex
citement, into anew and successful ac
tion. What man can start in life with
so few opportunities uj onr country in the
race of independence? Over whose
private prospect! can there hang a cloud
ns dark as that which hung over the
cause of America ? Who can have less I
to encourage and more to appeal nor) dis
hearten him than the sages and chieftains I
of the Revolution ?
Let us, (lien, endeavor to follow in
their steps; and each, according to his
means and ability, try to imitate their glo
rious example; despising difficulties, gra-
ping at opportunities, and steadily pttrsn
itig some honesf and mainly aim. \Ve
shall soon find that the obstacles which
oppose our progress sink into the dost
before ni firm and resolute step, and that
the pleasures and .beOfijs of kno.wl
j edge nip within die reach of aiTwlio seek
it.— Edward EvertUe. r
<:. I!. YOUNGBLOOD, EDITOR..
~r Av7 j'US E 12, 18511 “
II ON. HOWELL COBB,
OF CLARKE COUNTY.
Agents for 1 lie South-West Georgian
Spencer C.iLmvjjLL, Fan Gaines, Ga
Jkteu A.- Ho cue, mar Americas, do.
J. P. Gaitlden, llainbridge, do.
Col. YVm. T. Perkins, CuthUrt, do.
(J. Carithers, Esq. Cuthbcrt, do.
Gilbert M. Stokes, Slade, Lee r.o. do.
Dr, W it. M. Stokes, Dooly co. do.
M. L. Holman, Brookiville, Slew'rt do.
A. A. Blakely, Griffin, Pike co. do.
Jon.v \V. Griffin, Griffin, do.
J. TANARUS, May, Franciscille, do.
A. J. 11 illiams, Agent for Sumter co.
I liave disposed of my interest in tlie
Office of tlie “ South West Georgian,” and
have declined acting further in the capacity
of Editor of tlie paper. The Editorial de..
purtment will lie conducted liv C. 15. Young
blood & Proprietors.
JouatfCfh 1861. SCOTT*
07 s * We call the atten lion of our readers !
to the advertisements of Dill & Marshall, of
l'ort Gains, Ga. The Senior partner of this
house is the oldest Merchant of that place,
having been engaged in the business up
wards of 30 yeais—and many of the Plan
ters and farmers of South West Georgia can
fb'ear testimony to his umifeing zeal for the
Bjilare of his customers. The junior part-
ol first rate business habits,
wliose strict sen^oTjustm> in all bis deal
ing, and his courteous demeftmr, will endear
him to all who may “ try him.” .They have
an extensive Stock of Staple aniysEjancv
(i nods. j
(t/* To day for the first time ; while in
its infancy, the “ South West Georgian” lias
the honor of placing tiie name of lion. How
ell Colili over her mast head as her chosen
and avowed candidate for the Gubernatorial
Chair of Georgia. And proud she is of that
honor. ProHd to grow up to strength and
manhood in a cause interwoven with peace,
happiness and prosperity to the country.
Howell Cobb is undoubtedly the man, who
above any oilier of Georgia’s favorite sons,
is entitled to the free, and unhesitating suf
of Iter intelligent voters. Not arloud-
upon the of his pri-
HK or pbthfcaTcareer. A pure democrat-
of the household of the faithful,
in whatever station called upon, has always
evinced bis devotion to the South, the Union,
and a steady undeviating determination to
uphold tlie constitutional laws of the land.
A native Georgian, born, raised and edu
cated on her genial soil, the owner of slaves,
within, her limits, chosen to tiie national
councils by her people ; elected speaker of
the bouse of Representatives in the hotust
session of Congress ever assembled, on this
continent; where lie guided the deliberations
of that body in all the becoming wisdom and
dignity of a statesman ; it were woise than
desertion now to deny him that merited sup
port that will elevate him to the helm of
The contest is one of Union or Secession,
between Howell Cobb, and Cltas. J McDon
ald, the former is for constitutional law, and
Constitutional Union, while the latter stands
committed long since to the doctrine of Se
cession, in liis official connection with the
Nashville Convention. It cannot be success
fully or fairly alleged that lie lias in any shape
changed bis political Sentiments; upon the
old questions of a National Bank, Internal
Improvements, and high protective tariffs,
bo occupies the same position that he, togeth
er with the democratic party always occu
pied ; but these distinctions are all dropped
as much by the consent of the secession—as
the Union party; they form no part or par
cel of the present contest; consequently, all
names and parties, who ure now in favor of
tlie Union of these States, can rally to the
support of Howell Cobb, without eoinproiuit
ling any principle hitherto possessed.
But free voters of Georgia ; if you arc wil
ling to lie classed with South Carolina Se
cessionists, if you are willing to abandon tlie
principles of tbo Georgia Convention, aye, if
I you are prepared for dismemberment front
die Union, Clias. J. McDonald is the min
for sou. From that position you cannot re
code. You have declared that you will ac
quicsco in the Georgia Convention, of 1850,
now if you change front and vote lor die—
embodiment of the Nashville
tlie person of your Candidate, yon are gone,
secession will be the ignisfirfnuPol yourwp*
lusions, and South Carolinians, your co
workers. Suffer not the high position that
Georgia now Occupies, to be lowered by
’ ‘Stand firm upon the Constitution, and the
first Monday in October will elevate your
much loved, and cherished State another
round up the columns of Wisdom justice, and
copy tiie following front the At
lanta intelligencer of the 29ih ult., and re-’
commend it to the perusal and consideration
of every citizen of Georgia. Notwithstand
ing tlie opposition of many to the building ol
the Western and Atlantic Rail Road by tlie
Stale; yet the Stale lias done it, and put it in
operation. It is now her property, in which
every citizen has an interest, and to aban
don it now, by reason of bad condition and
imprudent or careless management, would
be throwing away an immense revenue for
all time to come, and acknowledging die in
competency of Georgia, to maintain, a pro
ject of internal improvement, in which her
treasury would he the only sharer.
The old Monroe Rail Road was poorly
built, poarly eqiiipt, and poorly man
aged. The Company was unable to rebuild
the superstructure, and purchase new ma
chinery; and consequently Ivad to sell the
oad to a Company, that is now reaping large
dividends on the invested capital.
But tne .state is certainly able to put hdr
roau in good condition, and devise*!plan.for
a scientific, able and faithful management of
its business operations, and thereby save to
herself the large profit that undoubtedly lies
in tlie road, if rebuild and so managed.
It is notour business to advise, or direct,
but merely to present the subject for consid
eration, that discussion may arrive at the
truth of the matter.
“That the Road, if continued in its pre
sent condition and management, would soon
become it source of immense loss to the
State, no one who has given the subject any
attention can doubt, but that this should be
considered a valid teason for its sale, involves
the admission that any mateiial improvement
in its affairs, is out of the question. We be
lieve it will be easy for the State, by making
necegsacy ii)ioroyemgqtsin the superstiuc
tnre and equipment of the road, and by pla
cing its managmenl in the hands of men,
botli capable and responsible, who will have
an interest in administering its affairs cor
rectly, to render the State road one of the
most, if not the most profitable of roads in the
I fibere is no Railroad in the Southern
country, whose location is more admirably
adapted for doing an extensive business titan
the Slate Road. If, then, this is the fact,
and we presume no one will dispute it, who
would not prefer to see the profits of such a
work, flowing into the coffers of the State, to
be used in diffusing the blessings of education
and for other beneficial objects, among the
people, than to see it finding its way into the
pockets of individuals, a majority whom, ten
chances to one, would reside in other States,
and invest their profits in Northern stocks.
After all the vigor and enterprise displayed,
and the difficulties encountered by the State,
in begining and completing this important
work, we shold codsider it the most suicidal
policy imaginable, to let it slip through her
fingers, just at a time when it is about to be
come the greatest business thoroughfare in
the country, and consequently the source of
an immense income to the State.”
Constitutional Union Convention*
June 2d, 1851, 10 o’clock, A. M. j
The Delegates to the Constitutional
Union Convention assembled tins day at
On motion of flon. W. 13. Wofford, a
delegate from the county of Habersham,
Gen. Jno. W. A. Sanford, of Baldwin,
was called to the chair, for the purpose
Upon taking the chair, Gen. Sanford
addressed the assembly in the following
brief, but appropriate and eloquent re
mat Us :
In looking around me, gentleman, l
behold anew order ol things. The
strangeness of the time has brought to
gether those who have hitherto been
strangers to each odicr in their political
associati ms. Opposed heretofore in
many of our views of national policy, an
occasion is upon os that commands us to
forget our past differences, no longer to
occupy ourselves in debating qoes'ioos of
former partisan strife, hut looking beyond
this, to an object immeasurably transcen
ding all others in its overshadowing mag -
nitude, to devote ourselves steadfastly to
l l, e muintninance of l(te Union, the Con
sluiional Union of our country. Familiar
as we all are with the history of recent e
vents, anil their di-quielitig influence up
on the public mind in certain quarters,
it is not permitted us to doubt that a cri
sis near at hand which is to test the stabil
ity of this government —to determine
whether it li.%s ; o plight a hold upon the
affections of the American people that it
can be niobb-d down by canting hypoc*
crites Jwitb the rabble at their heels, or be
overthrown by gallant cavaliers with an
armed posse at their command; whether
the Constitution, the covenant that binds
us together as Tine people is to be spirit
ualized into noiientP| by the wild rever
, ies of fanaticism, —ortroUnion the Bul
wark of oor strength is to be dissolved
into its oiiginal elements, by ufPf'eckless
impulse of vindictive resentment. These
are, indent, questions of tremendous hi™l
ment involving in their decision the des- i
tiny o( a people happier in their form of
government, and enjoying a larger share
of liberty than was ever vouchsafed to
our race io an v former age'of the world;
reyeling I might say in the very exce-s of
their privileges, doing without let or hin
derant'e, whatever interest or inclination
may prompt them to do, even doing fear
lessly and with impunity vvliat no ot'h- .
er people under Heaven dare do
out risk of the halter and the
And yet, notwithstanding its
policy in every tiling, and bendjßpTop- j
eratiou every where, there who j
affect to regard the Federal yKion as the
embodiment of every nnjygp and po
luical evil—unhappy tydgStscontented I
spirits in the North aJtl in the Smith,
who labor with all tjuß’dor'of unrelen
ting purpose to popular odium
against it, ami tdui'klo, in pursuit of their
vocation, si'.gniflffie all who do not join
in their resistance, with the ig-
)erviiWy submitting to nggres
don'S iipon their rights and their liberties.
Wiili these palpable, iinuiistakeable in
dications oT estrangement from tlie go
vernment, and of hostility to its suppor
ters, it behooves those who value the Un
ion for wh it it lias been worth, and for
what it may yet he worth—who feel, in
the blessings of undisturbed freedom and
prosperity, that they have no remorseless
tyranny to resi-t —no insufferable wrongs
to redress—to establish that efficient or
ganization which will enable them to
comentrate theirstrength upon every oc-
casion requiring their united action for
its defence, Gentlemen, the oerpsion
does not require that 1 should review or
discuss the causes, real or imaginary that
have led to this extraordinary state of
public Reeling. Every man within the
reach of my voice lias maturely reflected
upon them, and resolved upon his course
of action. Our commingling here to day
is an evidence they are ofa character to
give birth to new parties, and it is an evi
dence, too, thank God, that when the old
.embattled lines have been forced to give
way by,nassure from every point, and
whilst the rallyingjiboni is still riiting in
our ears, for new Bjf far different con
tests, we are fonnd rjjlying around the
standard of the Union |nd the Consim
lion, clinging to the Upton as it is, and
to the Constitution without change, with
all its compromises and w ith all its guar
antees. For more than sixty years have
these been our lower of strength— the
clotild by day and die pillar of fire by
night, that have conducted us in our
journeying* to that pinacle of greatness,
which has caused the nations of the earth
to look upon us as the happiest, freest
people that the sun in his journey of ages
ever shone upon. And let us resolve to
continue so, by remaing behind our ram
parts: for then we shall find law, order
and security of our rights. Failing in
this, let our revilers be ready lor resis
tance in the hour of trial, and we will
follow where they dare lead.
On motion of lion. \V. B. Wofford, the
Hon. John J. Floyd from the county of
Newton; was chosen by acclamation Presi
dent of the Convention.
On motion of Col. Aslinrst of Putnam,
Win. Steel and B. T. Bedtime, Esqrs. were
On motion of Mr. Stapleton, of Jeffer
son, the Secretaries proceeded to a call
of the counties, when the names of the
delegations from the respective counties
On motion of Mr. Thomas, of Elbert,
the roll, as made out, was then called,
and the names of those not amsweriog to
the call were stricken therefrom.
The following is a list of the delegates
answering to their names:
Baker, Sam’l B. Webb.
Baldwin, J. W. A. Sanford, Fleming
Bibb, James W. Armstrong, S. T.
Chapman J. H. 11. Washington and W.
Butts, Britten Buttril.
Cass, W. T. Wofford, John J. Word,
Chatham, D. E. Botltwell, JosGeorge.
Cherokee, E. L. Sanford, W. R. JD.
Clarke, A. F. Nnnnally, W. H. Hull,
J. P. Mayne, H, Hulsey.
Cobb, H. G. Cole, A T. Camp, J.
Oslin, J. M. Edge.
Colombia, P. Ramsey, O. L, Barnes,
R. F. Wooding.
Coweta, Messrs. Kerby and Hackney.
Crawford, —Dolphin Davis, Wm.
Decatur, Beni. F. Powell, Dr. Thos.
DeKalli, Charles Murphy, Wm. Ez
zard, J. M .Calhoun.
Dooly, T. S. Beall.
Elbert. T. W. Thomas, W. Teaslv,
YV. M. Mclntosh, L. H. O. Mart a in.*
Fayette, Jn. O. Dickson.
Floyd, D. S. I'rintup, G.M, T. Ware.
Forsyth, ,W. A. Lewis. V
Franklin, Win, Turk, C. H. Little,
J. N. Glenn.
Gordon, Thomas Bird.
Gwinnett, J. R. Simmons, 11. J. Ar
nold, Burton Cloud.
Green, George O. Dawson.
Habersham, YV. B. Wofford,
Hughes, P. B. Haralson J. L. LodfHPI
Harris* 1, Gemge^H
Cochran, Osborne M. White.
Hancock, W S.
A, Pardee, L. Carrhnb.
Henry, E. John Hail,
John Stillwell, Joafeli A. Thrasher.
Houston, Meredith Joy
ner. Almapjjßni’inim. Seaborn C. Bryan.
Giles Mitchell, Robert Moore.
sSi4pprson, George Stapleton.
V; Jones, R. F. Hardeman, F. B. Har
clial, Tlios. O. Bowen.
Lawrence, T. M. Yopp, It. A. Love,
John W. Yopp.
Liberty, H. H. Jones.
Lumpkin, Anderson W. Redding.
Macon. Pbjl. Cook.
Madison. S. YV. Colbert, YV. H. Grif
Marion, Seaborn McMicitael, YV. M.
Meriwether, F. Kenkall, J. YV. More
land, It. H. Cousins.
Monroe, YV. S. Norman, J. H Dumas.
Morgan, Titos. P. Suffold, Garland
Muscogee, James Johnson, Peterson
Tiiweau, B. A, Thornton.
Newton, Lewis Zachary, J B Hen
drick, J J Floyd.
Oglethorpe, Joseph H Lumpkin, Jr.,
Z H Clarlye, John F Biggers.
Pike, F A Freeman,W L Gordon.
Pulaski, T B Donnelly.
Pulliam, J M Ash usi, J McKenzie,
II F Baldwin, Jas A Meriwether.
Richmond, VV YV Holt, Robt F Poe,
Juo Milledge, C. F. Parish.
Randolph, Jno Hendrick, M II Alex-
Stewart, James M Clarke, RS YY 7im
Sumter, J Tomlinson.
Talbot, James Z Dismtikes, Kenan
Conch, John H Wallace, Alex Iv Lento
Taliaferro, W H Wilder, Geo L Bird.
Tint null, G YV Collins, A Strickland.
Troup, Titos Leslie, B H Bigliam,
Twiggs, John Ware.
Upson. Jordan Lyons, S II YVilson,
YV A Cobb, II VY’hitaker.
Rufus J Cochran.
YValion, Junius Hillyer, Bcnj F Sei
tnan, Jno T Grant, D H Walker.
YVarren, Joo Adkins, M D Codv, D
Fj Hodo, J M Jones.
Washington, S Fioyil, A Beech, T
C Strange, L Bullard.
Wilkes, Lewis S Brown, M Callaway,
J T Hackney, R Toombs.
Talliaferro Jones, Sam*l ‘
Dn ‘motion of Hon. R. Toombs the Chair
was requested to appoint a committee of tiiree
from each Judicial circuit, whose duty it
shall be loYejiort matter fertile action of the i
Northern Circuit, Messrs. Toombs Thom
as and Terrell.
Middle, Holt,Etrange and /Stapleton.
Eastern, George, H. H. Junes and Elkins.
Southern, Yopp, Donnelly and Ware.
South YY'estern, Hendricks, Tomlinson
Chattahoochee—Johnson, Brown and
Coweta, Ezzard, Kendal and Camp.
Cherokee, Redding, Cochrane and Word.
Western, Hillyer, YVofford and Mitchell.
Ocmulgee, Meriwether, Saffoid and Har
Flint, Armstrong, Norman and Cobb.
Mr. Thomas of Elbert offered tlie Hollow
ing resolutions :
Resolved, That the Convention will pro
ceed after disposing of the report of the com
mittee of 33, to nominate a candidate for Go
vernor by ballot.
Which after some little discussion he with
drew for the present.
The Convention then adjourned till 4
o’clock this afternoon.
4 o’clock, I*. M,
The Convention met puisuant to adjourn
Mr. Toombs, Chairman of the committee
of 33, made the following report;
The committee of Thirty-three to whom
was refetted the duty of submitting business
for the action of the Convention, beg leave
to repot t that after taking the subject into
lull consideration, they recommend to tlie
Convention adoption of the following resolu
tions, to wit:
Resolved , That the Constitutional Union
paru of Georgia, devoted to. the Union of
•he States and il,e sovetignty of the States,
hereby re-affirm the raport and resolutions
ot the Georgia Convention of 1850.
[We omit the report and resolutions of
the Convention of 1850, which are thus
made a part of this report, as they are al
ready fannlltar to the people.]
Resolved, That we have witnessed with
prolound regre, the opposition to those pe
oples by tl,o Convention of our opponents
recently assembled at this place/because
that opposition is calculated to destrov the
moral force of the position which our State
be L“t k 7 bef u C ~:r Sis '* r Slatessi " d before
I ,lu w "ob- world—to create divisions and dis
sensions among our own people upon a great ■
and momentous subject, on which we shouldß
be, and on which We have been united, and I
by such divisions and dissensions thus weak
en'mg us, io invite a renewal of aggression,
upon Southern rights, which may end in th a r d
overthrow of our Union, in the
of our free and happy government, and e a .f9
tailing on ourselves and Children ure con,V
quence of revolution. kgjKf ■
J the Co ”-|
j. veiitiou to proceed to the nomination of ,1
| candidate of (he Constitutional Union partyH
Tor Governor ot Georgia. H
Which report was adopted unanimously.■
Mr. Thomas of Elbert, withdrew the reso- ■
lotion offered by hint this morning.
Mr. Clark of stewart stated to the Conven-■
tion that as the name of Judge Andrews had I
been spoken of in connexion w ith a nomina- I
tion he was authorized to request his name I
be considered as not before the Convention. I
Mr. YVofford, In compliance with the re- I
commendations of the committoo, moved I
that the Hon. HOWELL COBB, of Clark, I
be nominated by acclamation as tlie candi- *
date of the party for Governor.
\\ Inch motion was adopted unanimously. |
Maj. Meriwether moved that a committee j
of five be appointed by the Chair to inform !
Mr. Cobb ol his nomination, and request his 1
acceptance. Committee named—Messrs, j
Meriwether, Milledge, Hull, Thomas and
YVofford of Cass.
The following resolutions were then pass- j
cd unanimously :
Resolotd, Tint this Convention return
their thanks to the Hon. Joseph J. Floyed, 1
its president, for the able and impartiarrnan
ner in which lie has presided over its delib
Resolved, That this Convention return
(heir thanks to Messrs. Steele and Bethune,
its Secretaries, (or the able manner in which
•hey have discharged the duties of their of
Mr. Thomas moved that the Union papers
in Georgia, be requested to publish these
The Convention then adjourned sine die.
JOHN J. FLOYD, President.
\Y r nt. Steele, t 0
B. T. Bethune, \
Union Congressional Convention
lor tlie First District, will meet at llolmes
ville, A ppling county, on-lire 18th ts June.
rile Union Cogressional Convention
for lire Second District, will meet in Americas
Sumter county, on the 29tit of July.
(U 3 * I’lie. Union Congressional Convention
for the Third District, will meet in ilm city
of Macon, on lliedlii of July;
(X/ 1 ” file Union Congressional Convention
for the Fourth District, will meet in Newnan,
Coweta County, on the lSih of June.
ft?*The Union Congressional Convention 1
for the tilth District, will meet in Ciissvilie,
Cass county, on the 25th of June.
CJ s ”Tlie Union Congressional Convention
for the Sixth District, will meet in Jefferson,
Jackson count), oil tire Ist of July.
SWEET AND BITTER
When I was a little boy, I remember
one cold winter’s day, I was accosted bv
a smiling man with tin axe on his sliotti
‘ My little fellow, has your father a
‘ Yes. sir,’
‘You’re a fine little fellow—will yon
i let me grind my axe upon it ?’
Pleased with this compliment of fine
little fellow, i answered.
• Oh, yes, sir ! its down in the shop.’
‘ And will you, my little man,’ lapping
me on the head, ‘get me a little hot wa
How could 1 refuse? I ran and soon
brought him a kettle full.
‘ Hmv old are you? YVhat l your
name are one of the
best lads lever saw.
a few minutes ?’
Tickled with his flattery, like a fool, I
went to work, and bitterly did I rue the
day. It was anew axe, and I toiled and
tugged till I was tired almost to death
The school bell rang, and I could nolget
away ; my hands were blistered ami it
was not half ground. At length, how
ever, the axe was sharpened, and the man
turned to me with:
1 Now, you little rascal, you have play
ed the truant—send to school, or you’ll
rue it.’ J
Alas! thought I, it was hard enough lo
turn the grind stone ; and then to be calls
ed ‘ a little rascal,’ was indeed too much.
It sunk deep in my heart, and l have
often thought of it since.
When I have seen a man of doubtful
character patting a pretty girl on the
cheek, praising her sparkling eyes and
ruby bps, and giving her a light squeeze
—beware, my girls, thinks I, or you will
find, tumour sorrow, that you have been
turning the grind stone for a villain.
Too Good to or. Lost.— A few dajJ
since, a good old lady of this village, meeting
a lainiCT in our streets on a load of hav, in
quired oi him if it liras for sale ; on being an
swerdln the she asked him to
turn tm ,eam around and drive to her hus
band s barn-yard, some quarter of a miledis
tant. Her request was comn'ied with, and
altei tljp barn-vard was reached, the old ladv
informed the teamster that file only wanted
a cent s uprth of hay for hen I’ nest*, and that
while he Was throwing it ofllshe would step
into the hotjse and get tip change! The
driver was enough to scold the old
idy and her he refine to retail his