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High over all, whom mi^ht or mind made srreat, I
Yielding the conquererV crown to harder heart*, s
(Jaining no grandeur bv tlie ?fnt?*man'* arts,
Yet witti a will to meet and master Fate, I
And power to rule a young divided State?
(Jreator by what was not than what was done,
Alono on history'* height stands Washington ; s
And coming timo shall furnish not his mnte, 8
For he by Clod upon the earth was sent ft
To show the might of man's integrity. ?
And men were blind to what his mission meant ^
ilut that his glory might eternalize, .
A boundless country as his monument? f
A mighty nation his posterity. it
The Tear of Gratitude. k
Thorn in n rrnm mnrn noorlv
~, & k?J u
Mure dear to mercy 8 eyo
Than love's sweet star, whoso mellow light
First cheers the evening sky ; C
A liquid pearl that gliiters where h
. No sorrows now intrude, 0
A richer gem than tnonarchs Woar?
The tear of gratitude.
But ne'er shall narrow love of self li
Invite this tribute forth.
Nor can the sordid love of pelf .
Appreciate its worth ;
But yc who soothe the widow's woes ?
And givu tho orphan food, a
For you this liquid pearl shall flow \ |j
The tear of Gratitude.
From " Porter's Spirit."
A NIGHT IN A HUNTER'S CABIN. 8
BY "L., OK AltKANSAS."
Arkansas is some for bans\ "and no mis%
Intn " Worn I In fniimornln llin nnmlinr
of shaggy animals killed in one season, by
one man alone, it would be a very serious t]
draft upon the credulity of your forty thou- F
sand reader?. But, incurring the risk of be- h
,'counted Munchausnn the Second, I,upon h
voireilirc, dosoli'mnly assert that in the k
fall of 1847, I saw forty throe bear skins
hanging up to dry near a little log cabin, at li
thofoot of Pine prairie, in this State, and j:
every one of them slain by the hands of the
owner of said cabin. n
I have every reason to recollect the nutn- e
her, and also the night 1 spent ?vilh the
hunter. I was then about lo make my debut
into this goodly State. I had left an e
adjoining parish in Louisiana, to what is r
now called Ashley county, of this State, f
for the purposo of permanently settling in ?
Arkansas. I was then the owner of as
good a steed a3 ever walked 011 iron, and f
had rode some forty or fifty-miles in order
to reardi the hunter's cabin, as it waa the t
1.. 1: 1?~ c ? 1 :i.. 1 .
wnijr luduw^ pmur, iwi mniij- u IVil,o "*n~? I
for man and beast. t
1 neared the hunter's cabin nbout twi i
light. There was a stiff "nor'-wester"
blowing from off the prairie, which was an t
unbroken level for fifteen miles, nnd noth- s
ing to intercept the view, save now and then c
a low, stunted copse of bushes, covering jid ^
nren of a quurter or half an acrc of ground, c
When 1 Vind npproa?Uad within Rome s
hundred nnd fifty or two hundred yards ot t
the cabin, my horse, that during the whole v
rlnv hnd not shied or frighted. thonnrh manv
J ? ? ' O J
an antlcred buck had suddenly bounded i
from his leafy couch almost under his nose, 1
now began lo rear and plunge most violent- t
ly. It was in vain I attempted lo appease <
him, by kind nr.d gentle words?in vain i
wore whip and spur applied. He would i
go neither backwards nor forwards; but as <
though a thousand rattlesnakes were shak- j
ing their rattles underneath him, ho would (
bound from the earth, six or eight feet in
the air, with frightful snorts, and biting the
ground, begin his vaulting feats anew. For (
the lifo of me, I could not determine what
was the matter, until casting my eyes up- i
wards, in one of his lofty leaps, I saw a i
largo black object, or thing, dangling from
the limb of a tree near by, swinging back- i
wards and forwards as the breezes came
sweeping over the prairie. I honestly con
fess that my hat began to rise upon my
head?I will not any through fear?but
there was something suspicious about the
matter?at least, so I thought. Again I
cast my eyes around, when it appeared as
ifevory tree in the forest had one of these
suspicious objects dangling from their
boughs. There was a peculiar rattling
sound about them, too, as they were shaken
by the winds, that ] by no means liked.
It vvas a doleful, melancholy rattling, suggestive
of bolts and chains, and men banging
upon the gallows.
About this time I becamo more anxious
than ever'to get my horse under motion?
T miMin m/winnr fnrwnrH hnt.it wus nn u?!i?
trying; for now, changing bis manner of
nclior), be appeared to have succumbed,
and stood trembling, like n man with the
tertian ague. I dismounted, and tiied to
lead him, but it was very much like trying
to move the Alleghany mountains ; for,
sticking his fore feet out in front of bis body,
be positively refused to stir an inch. The
only alternative left me was, to try and
r..nkc myself heard at the cabin by h.dlooing;
so, raining my voice to the highest
pitoh, I hallooed till the woods rung again
with the sound of my voice.
At llie first effort I made towards halloo?
ing. I was answered from the mouths of nl
least n dozen dogs from the little enclosure
of the hunter's cabin, and down the whole
pack came snarling and barking as if to
see who ihe intruder was, that was trespassing
upon that not oft-visited domain. Well,
thinks I to myself, here's all liedlam broke
loose, but if you chaw any of my rind, you
yelping,snarling, barking devils, you'll have
(a doit on the back of my good steed Telegraph,
and in a second I was seated firmly
' in the saddle, awaiting their coming. Down
th.?y came, with the noise of a bursting volcano,
and in a minute's space of time, I wab
eurrounded by a dozen of the most vicious
looking animals of the canine species I had
ever looked upon. They rushed at me as
though determined to pull me qdmy hors<-;
nnd otto of the dogs, more virfpMflthan the
balance, actually leaped up by f lic tide of
the steed in order to get frafP^p^fme.?
Quick as lightning, I struck Jjjr#ndvoss the
eyes with my riding whip. reJlMabjpg, "take
thut for your impudence," vrtwfc.in deeptoned
voice near by was heard, "Git out,
you Tig; down, Jumper! git out, I say !"
nil with (lint the owner of the voice np>
icnred, anil began lo belabor the dogs so
uriously, tli.'ii in n few seconds the whole
iack went yelping bnck with their tails
luck between their legs to the cabin.
" WhI, stranger," remarked the appaiiion,
as soon n? the noise of the dogs had
omcwhat subsided, "been rither much
keered, I guess ? Them dogs are sum on
lrangers, for 'taint often they git sight of n
Her, only me, the old gal and the babies,
tut ootne on, stranger, and let's git to the
ouse, for Nets?that's my old lady?and
tie young uns are most dying with kuros.y
to seo you."
1 was still silting on my horse, and at the
ind invitation of the hunter, I touched him
p Centlv with the whin, hut it was nn r/n
V - r' * " **?""
Jolh whip and spur began to prick find lac
rate his flesh, but as (hough n spell had
eon put upon him, J,e stood like a stock
" Why, what in the nnrne of nil thnt is
ood and holy, what is the matter with the
orse ?" I remarked to the hunter.
" Wal, stranger, it's nothing hut them
ar-skins. They don't look might}* nice
winging bnckards and forards in the wind,
nd the rattling is monstrous skeciful to
oss flesh, and no mistake."
" Itaur-skins ! do you call all them bearkins
' Yes, sir, bur-skins."
" What ! all of those black objects I see
winging from fill those trees, bear-skins?"
" Nothinrr else hut har shine "
" How many arc there?" I inquired.
" Only forty-three."
" Koi ty-three!"
" Yes, sir, and every one of tliem killed
liis fall by my own hands, and n_ mistake,
lut come, stranger, and let's go to the
louse, for I tell you, Bets ? that's my old
idy?and the young uns are dying with
.uiio.Mty to see you."
" But the horse my good friend, the
iorse ; don't you seo he will not move a
" Why, stranger, jist tie your nose-wiper
ivur his eyes, and stnfF some leaves in his
ars, and I'll bet the liver of a four year old
he,' that he'll move oft* as quiet as a lamb."
The experiment was tried, and sure
nouirh, sinht and henriner beintr shut oft"
w v_- f o n
ny horse moved ?j?ieily forward, and in n
ew minutes wo reached the hunter's encloure,
where, according to his instructions, 1
'hung my critter to the fence corner," and
ollowed "mine host" into his cabin.
I entarcd n very small log house?about
welve by sixleer.?nnd so low from the floor
0 the rafters, that L had to sloop my shoullers
in order to protect my head from runting
in contact with the beams of wood.
There was" Bets," the hunter's wife, and
he "young 'uns," to wit, six ranging from
1 shook headed boy, through whose hair a
:omb had never passed, of about twelve
eats of age, to the puling babe in the era*
lie. I hflVo run the gauntlet of public
cruiiny in my day and time, but never beOTO
ViKo v*r?Vo tUo j . . cUul worn lUpri fixed
" liets and iho young 'una" for ten long
uinutes (it seemed an ago to me) after we
md entered the house, fixed their eyes with
? permanent, steadfast, unwinking gaze upin
my person. They viewed me from head
o foot. They divided my body into parts
md sections, like a gardener would a plot
if ground. I became an anatomical subject,
coming under the 6calpel of seven pair
af glistening eyes.
" S'rangpr," eny? Bets, "who are you ?
where upon the face of the airth did you
some from ? and where are you gwine to?"
" Madam," I replied in thy blandest and
most urbane manner, "my name is Dickerson
(a misnomer) ; I came from Morehouse
Parish in Louisiana, and am going to settle
in the State of Arkansas, for the purpose of
" Law ! you a lawyer ?"
" Yes, madam, I have the honor of be
lunging to mni protession, that has given lo
the world some of its brightest ornaments
" Hold right there, stranajor," spoke up
tlie hunter, "none of your hifnlutin talk
here. Me, Bets, and the young 'uns, aint
got no larnin', but when you come to bar
larnin', I am sum, unci no mistake! baint I,
" Wal, Sim," responds Bets, " if you
ain't got bar sinse and bar larnin, then tlu*re's
no use tryin. But stranger ain't had no supper,
I reckon "
" No, madam,"
" Wal, then, jist wait a little while, and
I'll scare you up sich a supper as you never
seed in all your born nateral days."
In the course of fifteen or twenty minutes,
Bets had set the table, cooked the
?;,w,...lo o?,i 1
tavtudia, ciuii imiiuuilUl'IJ ?UJJ|)UI.
" Now, stranger, you sit down right
thnr," pointing to a wooden stool by the
side of the table, "and pitch into that bar
There were four dishes upon the table.
In one was "bar meat" fried *, in the second
was "bar meat" stowed ; in the third there
was "bar meat" rousted ; whilst the fourth
had "bar meal" broiled.
Well, thus patfset' the thoughts through
my mind : here's beat meat enough and to
spare, but where is the bread and butter
and coffite and milk ?
i noipcu my piute lo some or the roasted
ment, which, hungry as I was, was very
palatable. hut in a tew minutes it began
lo pall upon the stomach. Thinking thai
"Bets" had forgotten to scarce up the bread,
I remarked io her, " Madam, will you be
so kind as to furnish me with a piece ol
" Bread, stranger ? why how on the face
of the airlh do you expect to git bread here,
when there's nary mill in forty miles ? Hesides
that, Sim don't raise no corn, no how."
*' You don't certainly do without bread
the whole year round ?' I inquired.
" Yes, but we do, though. We don'l
want bread?ain't got no use for it, have us,
O' f *<? ?' ? * "
own ai^niuuu uts assent Dy nodding I;is
" Well, upon wlmt do you live V I in
" Upon bar meat, stranger."
" What, nothing but bear's moat from
year's end to year's end V
" Nothing but bar maul. Look nt them
thar children, stranger. Do they look palish
and sickly???do they look like they
ever had the oger ? Yet all their born
naternl days they've ot nothing bul bar
" Do you never have any coffee ?"
" CofFee! now look here, stranger, we
aro poor folks, but along side of all that, we
don't like to have fun mado of us, do we,
" No. sirree. nnrl nr> mixtuki'V r<?finr>ni!?
Sim, striking his list violently upon l!\o table.
A pretly stew I have got myself into hy
questioning "Bets.'' A great big, brntvoy,
hirsute six and a hnlf fooler, sliiking his (1st
upon the table, with force enough to fell n
Durham bull. Suppose he nhould strike
mc betwee 1 the eyes with that bonv fist of
his. I saw a storm was rising, nnd the only
alternative left was to "back out" by apologizing.
" Madam," says I, nnd my voice was remarkably
bland and conciliatory in its modulations,
"you misapprehend me. It w is
noi my intention to ottenu you. 15UI inasmuch
ns coffee is very much used, though
I despise it myself" (the most unmitigated
falsehood I ever told), " I thought perhaps,
you used it now and then as a sort of bevcrape,
" 'NTuff sed, stranger, 'miff sod, wo are
satisfied, ain't we, Sim ?"
"All right, Bets!?all tight, stranger,
gin us your taier skinner," an I with that
he gave me such a grip as I thought would
crush evety bone in my hand.
This little scene somewhat subdued my
inquisitorial disposition. 1 ate in silence j
tho ba!.i;;rc of the mrsl. In ;; short time, J
we arose from tho table, nnd seating our- j
selves around ihe fire-place, I requested the
hunter to give me a sketch of t>ome of his
adventures in hunting hear.
" Will, stranger, if you desire it, 1 will
tell you of a fight between a bnr and me, j
and how Bets saved my iifa from l!i.? cussed
"Stranger, I was born and fotched up in
the State of Alabama. Many years before
I can recollect, my daddy moved from North
Carolina to Alabama, where bars and Injuns
was plenty as acorns. 'Twas thai 1
first larnt how to kill bars. Daddy was
sum in that line himself, and 'twas him that
larnt me how to shoot the rifle, and larnt
me how to find bar signs and the places
where they lie, and so on.
" Now, stranger, an old hunter like m",
what's been at the business ofif and on for
the last forty years, and larnt the habits of
the bar, can give a mighty close guess
I i ... ?J V. ci -i i I
nutit wcjr jic, iiii-.i tiv luiscune. curne oiu
hunters say they can smell the bnr as soon
as the dogs, but that's gwine n leetle too
fur. I'm told there's 5 person up in JeffsrBon
county in this State, what says he can
smell a bar track. Wnl, if he can, all I've
got to say H, no s more Qur'ttinu prtsnciicr. ,
" But I told you I war foUhed up in
Alabama. When I war a youngster about
seventeen years of age, old daddy died, and
left me alone to get along in the world the
best way I could. 'Bout that time, the rich
folks come crowding in, hugging up *11 the
rich nittb and forcing the poor man off the
sile. Bar, deer and turkeys don't like the
sound of axe and hammer?the noise skeers
them ; so after a while thur war no more
varmints to be kill in that part of ihe Stale.
" I had been a hunter all my born naleral
day8. The woods war my school house,
and varmints of every kind and description
war my play-fellows. When they 'organ
to git scarcer and more scarcer, and when
great big cotton and corn-fields began to be
opened in the deep wilderness, then it was
I sed, ' Sim, it's time you war moving your
slumps; you'd bettor cross the Mississippi j
river, young un, whar bur are plenty, and [
deer and turkey can be kilt without any j
trouble, for, if you stay here in Alabama,
you are bound to suffer, and no mistake.'
" So you see, stranger, I slink the dual
from my feet, and speaking to Bets thar
bout the matter, the parson spliced us, and
off we starU'd for Arkansas, with nothing in
the universal world Init that old rifle, two
half-breed dojrs, and five dollars in silver.
But we didn't keer, for I had my iifl? and
dogs, and soon as we got out of the settlement.?,
I knowed the vat mints would be
" We crosscd the Misnissip, and striking
out through the forest, kep liavlin on and
on, till we arrived at this spot. Here, Bets,
says I, let's rest awhile. So down we sot.
Next mornin' I tllU mi? riflo r?n mw o.timiJ/lnr
; ?J > -"""r>
and walked right down into them woods
right out ihar, to se* if any varmints war
bout in these parts. I hadn't gone more
than three hundred yards from this 'ere
spot, than what should I see ? Bar sign,
stranger, and a plenty on 'em. I went on
further and further, and the further I went
ih&sign were more abundant, and no mis*
" This war enough for me. So I walks
back, and when I got back to where Bets
and the dogs war, sayB I: Bots, this place's
good enough forme. Here's bar, nnd no
rich neighbors to drive 'em away. No airth
here, Bets, for corn fields and cotton patches.
That perrary out yonder won't sprout
grubhers. So, Bets, let's make our home
right here. Bets war satisfied, and we 60t
to work, and in a few days we built this
i " Arter U war finished, one mornin', say*
' I Bets, I?ji's take the doge out nnd see if we
can kill a har. ' Good !' says gho, and off
i we started?me willi the rifle, and Buts
with that shiny tooth-pick you see hanging
" Soon arler wo got down into the woods,
I the dogs begun to jump nnd bark, Says I,
Bets, tlicy'rw arler a bar ; and, sure enough,
I they war. i whooped to (he dogs, and off
, they went, m?kjn sich a rackit as these
woods never (vtifiin before. Says I lints,
. rv.A ?l.~ I o: T _!!! ? A _J
? I "VMV.I , 3^s aiiv, OIUI, I !JI. n DO
she did, and no mistake.
. I " Bimeby i iiearn the dogs uarkin' as
I though thcv war standin' still, and I know
they had bayed him. On I went, fast as
my legs couid carry me, JJots right up by
my side. In 'bout fifteen minutes, we cnmo
to wliar the dogs war. Thar stood the bar,
wilh his hind parts gin a tree, and looking
at the dogs as much as to say. 'come and
take mo.' Says I, old feller, I'll take you,
and with that I drew bend with my lifle,
and fired not more than fifteen yards. The
ball struck n leetle too liMb to reach tho vitals,
and consequently I didn't kill him.
"The bar giv n tremcnjus snort/ and
pitched right nt me. I saw how as if I
didn't git out of iiis way ho would be into
mo so T rlnflrma linliinil 11 cm ill I r#?/> Tl>?
bar saw what L war up to, so wlicn I dodged
behind the tree, what do you think the tarnal
critter does but begins to run al ter me
round the tiee.
" The tree, as I said, war <\ small one, and
as I run round it the bar kep slrikin' nt mc v
with hift'pnw. I reckon, stranger, I passed t
round that tree at least forty times, till I r
got so tired, and my bead begun to swim, t
that 1 thought my lime bad come. 1 tried I
to pray, but jist about the time I'd git a c
word or two rcudy, the bar would make a u
blow at roe with his great big paw, and in t
jumping to pit out of his way, I'd forgit c
what iho prayer war, and I irietl lo make y
every ed^c cut, so as (o keep the varmint v
from git'.mg hold on me ; for I knew if e'v- v
cr he done that I wnr bound lo go, and no 1'
mi flake. 1
" tieta, nil this tine, wnr lookin' on. As r
I'd pass round and rgund the tree, and the ?'
bar kep striking at me with his paw, I seed c
that she wnr monstiom skeered. She <
flowed mighty pale, nnd long 'bout the }
last, when f war 'bout lo gin out, I said lo i
her, says I, Bots, this cussed bar is gwine i
to kelch mo, and if he does I'm done for.? ?
Says she, 'Hold 011, Sim, I'm oomin,' nnd *
with !hat she tars off the skirt of her frock, <
and tapping it round her left arm, with the s
bigbladoin her right hand, she Walks light <
ui> to the bir, nnd made a loud noise, to irit '
his notice. Says bIip, ' look at me mister
bir, you tnrnai cuss?d varmint.' The bar
turned round, nnd rarin* on his hind feet,
tried to git her in his arms. But Bets wr?.ready
for him ; for as soon as he rared she '
thrust her left nrm into his mouth, and with
her right m m, sent tho tooth-pick plum up
to the handle in his heart. The bar dropped
down, and in a few minutes gin up the
"Stranger, I've been in many tight places
since then, bar hunting, but never war I '
xkeered nsbad n* I war that time ; and had
it not been for 13cts* frock skirt, and the
pluck she showed in sticking that bar, I
should have gone to kingdom come, and no
Say, in the introduction to his celebrated
work on politicul economy, tells us that he
studied all (he books he could find on the
subjects on which he intended to write?and
then took time to forget whai he read,
before bcgihningto write. Do w? thoroughly
eomnrehend what tho memory.retains in
me gross7 Are tacts generalized, tugcmcd,
assimilated, <\nd made pnrt nnd pnrcels
of our mind till they are in a grent measure
forgotton? Is not n good memory a mental
dyspepsia, that retains intellectual food
undigested, and disgusts the listener or read
er by bringing it forth in the gross, just as
it was swallowed? Who has not been
bored a thousand times by n friend with a
Gne memory? Such a friend always remembers
to forget that he has retailed the
trtfiic learning or the same story to bta impatient
listener a hundred times before.
Probably everybody has enough of memory,
No one forgets what interests. The
dull boys who cannot remember a line of a
book aro the very boys who can never forget
a name, or a face, or a footpath ! It is
want of interest find attention, no?. want of I
memory, that makes them dull. The twenty-four
books of Homer were easily lelained
l in men's memories before writing was invented.
Men have now learned to forget,
and consider such a power of memory almost
IIow unfortunate we should be to recollect
everything wo saw or read ! Some men
are thus unfortunate, and nre the poorest
thinkers and most intolerable bores in the
world. We sometimes think that excess of
memory is the only defect of rnemory.That
excess occasions intellectual indige.
tion or dyapepsia.
Some men acquire and retain twenty
languages. Such men have never been
distinguished f jr great power and comprehension
of intellect. All the other mental
faculties aro sacrificed to mere memory.?
Great minds rarely retain tho ijxiasima
verba of the books which they read.
We have often heard that Mr. Glay never
forgot a name or a face. To him, ns a
public man, such things were important, interested
his attention, and impressed his
memory. He had little use for poetry, and
could scarcely repeat correctly a lini? of it.
Great hwyers recollect principles only, and
can difine those principles only in a language
of their own. Accurate lawyers
recollcct cases, and repeat definitions by
tho hour in the exact words of the book.
Wo know a distinguished jurist, whose ad- 1
vice to his students wns, " to take care to
oomprebend what you fond,but never trouble
yourself about remembering it." To nil
readers thia is admirable advice. There is
very little that we read worth remcmberir.g;
yet aaylhtfttf reread, hcr.r, or :er,
may suggest useful reflection, and thns odd
to our volume of intellect.
" Wji/L you give me them pennios now?"
said a big newsboy to a little one, after
giving him a severe thumping. "No, I
won't." " Then I'll give you another pounding."
" Pound away. Mo and Dr. Krauk
hn agrees. Dr. Franklin says, takecaro of
the pence, and the pounds will take care
"I thikk," said a farmer, "I should
mnko a good Congressmnn ; for I use their
language; X rcccivcd two bills the other
day, with a rcfj???t for immediate payment;
the one 1 ordered to be laid on the table,
tho oilier to be rend that day six months."
Characteristic JParody. j
You'd scarce cxpcct 0110 of my ago
To smoke cignrs and look so &?ge ;
And if I should n moustache wear. '
(Although tho hair ib rathervpare,)
Don't view mo with a critic's eyo,
Hut pas* my little whiskers by.
Biff aches from little too corn* flow ;
Lung beards from etoienjj faces grow, (
And though my beard is short and young,
Of tender growth, nnd latoly sprung,
Yet nil the whlidc?ra in llio tnwn
OnOe existed but in d'tum.
Hut why innv not Charley's faco ]
Uncovered fiko others of his ratfe
Exceed what Ton* and Dick h&vedono
Or nny man bencalh the snuf
Whero'ro llie whiskers' fur or near,
Tlmt do not lind a rivui here ?
Or whore's (ho boy but three feet high j
Who bus nfore fuzzy benrd than I ?
Wombs' i.abok in 1'oiikmia.?The men '
vnlk upright with unbur thoned bucks, while I
heir women lose all grace, nil comeliness:, I
my, even the very form their Creator gave
hem, beneath the fardels they bear alone, i
Mot an.hour since, wo saw horn our winlows
an instance of the merciless fashion
ifter which they are permitted by their buslands'
to abuso their feeble powers, in n
on pi? passing beneath our windows i
votiinn, thy honv.y basket, familiar to till
trho visit these parts, stropped to her back, '
vas bearing therein a mom than sufficient '
ond for one stronger than sho seemed to 1
>e, but on her left nrm she carried a pig ?
10 less I which she maintained therewith
vidflnt difficulty ; she grasped the muzzle
>f the animal with her rigbt hand, (thus
Irowning its cries, in her respect for the re)ose,
or rather the ge.itility, " gave the
nflrk !" of those before \\ hose dwellings she
vas passing, poor soul!) while her own
.light frame was shaking and nuivering, as
1. . .... .1 -I i -i i
iic luuuruh niung, wiiq uic smmouefniu exMtions
she was milking. And the mini's
.hare in all this, wjint was it ? Why, h6
:nriied the rope by which one leg of his pig
was bound !?Travels in Bohemia by an old
A lady advertising for ti husband in the1
Water Cure Journal, gives the following
description of herself:
" I am just twenty, but will not marry
before I am two years older. I am a graduate
of llio Marietta Seminary. I can oo,
?nd love to do, nil manner of hon&e work,
from making pies and broad to washing
shirts ; I can do all kinds of sewing, from
embroidciy (o linsey pantaloons; 1 can
s^ite, ride, danco, &mg, play on tho piano
or spinning wheel, or nnv!fcing that may
reasonably be expected of my sex. If required,
I e.an act the part of a dunce in society
of the "upper ten" or the part of woman
among women. As for lidirg hero
iet me mnke a banter; any man may bring
two horses, give me choicc and ten feet,
and then if he overtakes me in one mile, I
am his; if not, then the horse is mine.?
Beware ! 13y fops I am styled handsome;
by ii!Gov 1 frown upon, "ilic dcVil s imp ;
by the wiso and sober I am called wild and
foolish ; by my female acquaint ancQ8_''Mnl
it, una tfy my uncle 1 nm called"'iom,
"Father I hue that Mr. S.," said n
beniity the other day to her honored parent.
" Why 80, my daughter ?" " Because he
always stares at me when he meets me in
the street." " Hut, wy child, how do you
know that Mr. S. sturcs at you?" " Why,
becausu I have repeatedly been him do it.
" Well, Julia, don't you look At the impudent
man again when you meet him* nnd
then he may stare his eyes out without fct?'
noying you in the least. Remember (lint it
always lakes two paiis of eyes to make n
An Irishman, who was troubled with ihe
toothache, determined to have an old offender
extracted; but thero being no denlist
near, ho resolved to do the job himself:?
whereupon lie tilled tho excavation with
powder, but being afraid to touch it off, ho
put a plow-match to it, lighted it, and then
run to got out of tho way.
A man attempted to seize a favorable
opportunity, ft few days since, but his hold
slipped and ho fell to the ground considerably
Tub man who always drives a good bargain,
has lately procured a now whip,
Tiie map who is proud of his money .has
rarely anything bottor to bo proud of.
m nrtnafw aunr m
(.iuvvi/1 VI>I IUOV rtHjr lllllllj UJf ll)>U,
said a sago looking person. ' That'* not
true," said a lady who heard the rcmnrk ;
" for I once lost three night*' Bleep."
An old lady in Connecticut, being at a
loss for a nin-enshion, made use of an onion.
On the following morning she found that
all the needles had tears in their eyes.
Bugs.?"Is that a lightening-bugin the
street," asked a short-sighted old lady,
" No, Grandma," said a port little miss,
' it's a bifi lug with a cigar "
A i'atbmt has been tiikcn out, iu Boton,
for cleaning fUb, by giving them snuff,'when
they aneego their softies off.
State ofKniilh f"1.**? ??!??.?
IN EQUITY 1'iCKKNB,
Wesley ThiHips, AJm'r. J fw ^0V6ry. ftC.
Peter R. Chastain, et al J count nnd
IT npppArin# to my satisfaction thfit Peter R.
Chastnin, one of i|te defondunts to litis bdl of
resides liaSUcf ihi: State,
on rtotion of Townes A Campbell, complainant'*
solicitors, it is ordered that the Buid defendant
do nppoar, plead, answer or demur to tho said bill
of complaint in this case, within throe months
from the publication hereof, or on ord'ir j>r<? con
fctsQ will bo taken ns to him.
ROBf. A. THOMPSON, o.if.r.n.
Com'rs Offlco, Mnrch 31,1861. 8m
S YOU JftrST PAYl
ALL thoso indobted to <li6 late firm of Reid A
Boycgs for Harness, Ac., must nay forthwith,
or their Accounts will be placed in an officer't
hands for collection without distinction.
H. W. M. B0008.
May 10,1867 8__
fine AT VATTD M17 A PTrn WO
I All now prepared to 8Es\ J, <,ny MEASURES
from one quart to *!.' 6%).
J. K. HAQOOtpA.p.
rkkoar C. JJ., M?7 6,1357 i3-ff
NliW STORE & NEW GOODS, t
AT IVAIiHAIilil. tl
IE subscriber is receiving and opening
at hid NJ'JW &TQKE, on Muit?-atreetr
Wnlhalla, a huge assortment of
Splondid New Goods,
Consisting, in part, of DRESS GOODS for'
LadieM niid Gentlemen's Wear ;
Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, a largo
and fino stork;
Ready Made Clothing, a very complete assortment?under
and over drtss;
3f all descriptions, fresh nnd for sale very S
low for cask only ;
Segfirs. Chewjng and Smoking Tobacco, of
mo nest qualities.
TogetlieMvith a great number'of articles
lot enumerated, all of which have been soectcd
with great care, ami will be sold on
ho moat accommodating terms for cabii.
PIZODUCM taken in exchange for Goods "If
it 6ash rates, (live mo a trinl! *
J. II. 08TEND0RFF. 9
tfov. 10, 1850 19 tf__ I
WINDOW SASHES I
OF all kind*. manufactured by Easier fa
Dans, ?upotior for their exactness "and
lurability, already, painted and glazed, witli
[ho best American and French Window
DIhss. Always on hand and for salo at
Wulhalla by JOI1N KRUSJS.
68 K LLIvVUK COW P AN Y.
Pure Zinc. and -American White Load, for
which the highest premium was awarded
:\t tlio World's Fair, N. Y. Salo Agent*
** ;. South Caroliiin,' Cnrninlt ?fc Bliggs, in
Charleston. For salo nt Walhnlla hv
WINDOW (ILASS, .
Un\v and boiled Lingoed Oil, SpwiSs TiT.pentinc,
I'ulty, all kinds of Faints, dry and ^|i'
also ground in Oil, Glut1, Faint Brushes,
and all articles in this line. For salo at
lho lowest figures for cash by
JOHN Kit USE.
Wwllialla. Fi b. 12. 1858 .31 if
j. \v. ii.vHitisAN. j. w. Nonmi. jr. ?, o. ti'i.lhm.
HARRISON. NOURIS H PUJJJAM,
A(toru?'i'M sit Lnw,
WIT^T, attend promptly to nil business oniric*
ted to their cnre, Mr. PDu.iam can s|n'?yi
be found in the oftlco.
OFFICR AT PICKENS C. If., S. C.
gvphfi. 18RA ? tff
JEWELRY, GOLD & SILVER.
JliAIV Rl<*. FISCIIESSER*
WtiSliulIa, S. hf
nAS jusl now relumed from New Y6rf\
wilb a large nnd beautiful nssortmenl of
(boll> CJohl nnd Silrei.) Clock?, Music Boxes,
Cori?bs. Brushes, Fancy An idea. Perfumery,
Sonps, Gold Tens, elc.; all of 4^,
wbich has been bought for rash anil tvhir.h i^JSfc
he offers for s;i!e on ilie most nccoinmodiittno
terms, ' &
Ho also UEl'AIRS Wntc'RcS and
olli'er articles in bis line, and solicits tbo p?^
tronnge of the public. Mis stand is near
the public pqunre, at Wnlliftlla, S. C.
Dec. 15, 1850. __24
TO FARMERS AND BUTCHERS ! 1
KNOW all men by those present*, <1?\it I, ?T. !..
N. SMITH, nm now the biglicfct prioo
for 1/JiKKX AND DRY WDJSS cvor before
offered in tbia country, nnipely :
Hiiles, prtscn. from <*> 1-2 to 7 12 cents per lb.
do. Dry. " 10 to 12 1-2 '
Jiiin^r your rlideu tonus jnut us *o<>? a* you pci
them oft' tbo beast, iiiul it will bo better for ?m nil.
J. L. N. SMITH.
Jim 29. 1867 20 _y
rpiIR undersigned are now prepared to .
1 fill orders for LUMUKll of all kinds, at 1
<r.r.t. xisit rt?i- . r.
VI VI 1UIM VII HWIIVO V'lWK, Ulglll IDIICSnortheast
of YValballa. Lumber will bo
delivered if it is desired by tbo purchaser. V|[
Our terms will be nindo accommodating, ?
nn\l we respectfully,solicit the pntronago fyl
of the publio ' JAMEft GEORGE,
M. V. MlTCHRLT;,
J. N. LA.WRENCK.
'Tub. 10, _ 1857 ?! tf
STATE OJP SOUTH CAIlOJLOAt
IN KQUITY i'lCKBNB. 'Mrt * '
Willinm Cape, Adm'r.
K. K Keith,Vtri,, B5U ^C^T"7' Kc"
K. MKeJth, jPW'
T.J. Keith, Kx'oro, e( al.
IT appearing to iho satisfaction of the Cohimi*.
Moner that M, L. Keith, one of the defendant*
to this hill of complaint, resides without (he fur
rifdictioriof tbo Court: on motion o/Orr A Wilkes
ooi.tplainnntV Boliciivrs.it i? ordered tliat the gaid.
defendant dooppcflr, plead, answer or derow t > , >
tho ?rt1d bill of cohiplaint in this en**, within tl?r*?
Tnouths from Ih'w did*, or unorder pro ionftuo
will l>o tuken n? to him.
itOBT. A. THOMPSON, o,K^P.
C?>m'ra office. March 38, 1657 Af\\
- JVOVICK. ^ }
i rplIF. undersigned w.11 make n final scttlonieni
I of the Wstnte of Lowis W. Rood*r, dcceas?<>, ^
in UiO Ordinary's Ofllce, at Pickens O, H. on Mb* r\
day (be Oth day of July pcxt. All . personsin?
dubtcd to the estate, tln.?ci\m\ mtisV make pay. ?or
nient; and those having demands against thy, *aine V
?iii -?i--. .1-/- ! ? ? r
win iiuuiT luciu 111 lepnny ?HWte<i by tliat tin)*.
B. P. RBlBDER J Aei,n'** 1
Aj.ril 8,1857 38 ?m
- . . i~,.* r-??~- ?J
W. K. KA8I.KY. ISAAC WICXMVFK. TO
EASLEY & WICKLIFFJJj
XFXFWh ntteml punctually to till bnsln*** 4
Y- Y trimMl to their cftVHJ iu tho Courts of the
OPF1CR AT PICKEWS C. II., 8. C;
8opt, 26. 1858 13 (f
LOOK OUt! ' d
Q * K. W, BROWN nro JTIHT RECB1VWO . I
O# 1,00? S?ch*?f Pnlt In r?aml?mba|r?, '*
j Lurgo'lot of OROCKIII|8 of n^KSndc, vim 4
| vunvfi m?n, uiicuMj CBC.j iSC.,
\ectecl for tbe M Trade. ^
' ~~-als??, * ;
8,000 lb*. Dftcpn Hides, BO coHb Ropo, 10 bslrwi v
Bwrff'nK- and Russelt Brogrth*, leading
nrticles In llwdwnre, Shovels, Ac..
0*11 *? the old Htnnd, at ANLBRfiOtT O. H.Q.O \
lUid we'll df> what's right I
S. A. E. W. BROWN, . A.
Sept. 20 I? ? it