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From the Columbia Banner.
FIRST PRIZE TALE.
IICIIA EL ALI.L COT ;
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TINE SHOT IN TI'YiE.
A STORY OF MARION'S MEN.
I1Y J. W. EIlvN.
Ci AI'TEkt I T,
[CONTINUED FtOMt t..ST ISSUE.]
CitA'TEIt IT.
" And now, Dora," said Michael,
.aising from his seat, "we must patrt
.once more, and sooner than I had an
ticipated. I must retrace my steps
.with all convenient speed, and inform
.Marion- of the varied news I have
y,..> (heard from your lips. In two days at
most we shall meet again, that is so
.soon as we have routed this band of
.ruflians and thieves, of whose retndez
'vous you have told me. Marion will
.be on his route before to-morrow's sun
ihas set, and I trust such a lesson may
the taught to the tories on Black river
ithat they will never again unnoint
another rendezvous here."
May heaven grant it," ejaculated
dhe maiden. "Ilut, Michael, I know
.that you must indeed be wearied with
your long travel. Occupy this chain
.her nntil morning--and" she added
with a blush-"as for myself, I will
retire below. Indeed I will see to it
that you are not discovered, and have
you awakened and put upon the road
before the flitnily are astir. Rest be
neath our roof at least until morning."
"I must answer you, my dear Dora,
.as a certain noble but unfortunate sol
dier answered his king, when he te
turned home from an unfinished cam
paign, while his countrymen were still
.abroad, engaged in the toils of war
'The Ark and Israel and Judah abide
in tents, and the servants of my lord
.are encamped in the open field;' thus
.it is with me.' I Must even deny
myself, wearied as I am, the luxury of
Eleep.'
The cheek and neck of the young
maiden, who well remembered the
4Etory to which the innocent allusion
was made, were crimsoned with blush.
es which she sought vainly to conceal.
"No, Doro" continued her lover in
.the same grave tone-"no bed of down
-for me. As lust as my wearied steed
can bear me, I must hasten back to
inform Marion, of this glorious news.
Were he not a man of more than or
-dinary activity, it wvould even now be
.too late to convey him the tidings in
season. Rlemember when I amt gone,
.1 pray you, honest and loyal 01ld Kerr.
le is an unshaken friend of his coun
-try, and no doubt greatly nteeds kind.
Aess antd care at this time. And now
itime constrains me to leave you."
-"Not in the same mannier by which
:you came, however, Michael. Allow
ane to step below, and if 1 hiund all qui.
* .et, I will returh and conduct you out
~by the lower door."
*Dora hastily descended tho stair
ease, and after a short absetnce returned
.to the door and beconed to Michael to
follow. Michael had already drawn
.off his boots and stood ready to follow
is fairiguide, who immediately led the
wany down the staircase to the lower
.apairtment, and opened the door for
his exit.
Drawing her close to his bosom, and
.iprinting a -kiss upon her cheek, lie
whispered in her ear as they parted,
-"feair not D)oro, we shall soon meet
.again."
T1he maiden gently closed that door,
.and pausing for a moment to listen to
her receding footsteps, the young dra
goon drew on his boots and hastened
o.n toI the copse whore his horse stood
tied. As he passed out by the gate.
- yay, he glanced back towards the
bow~tse, and Doro,,who was again otn the
bailcotit aw~aitinig at part glance,
waved him a last adieu ini answer to
htis own, and retired ontee more to her
chambuer.
H astily the~n the yotng ti-ooper
sym "de atloog)y and soon was seated
fjitly in is :s I~e retracing his steps
information he had received.
Although the silon't mroon above him
sent down a flood -of' light upon the
scenery through which he passed, ma.
king it yet more beautiful than day,
yet the attention of the trooper was
not aroused by the visible objects
around him. Moodily pressing the
rowel into the flunks of his already
jaded steed, he abstractedly continued
his journny in the meditative mood
that leaves the outer senses to slumber
and repose. lie had already retraced
some ten miles of the road, over which
lie had so lately passed, when suddenly
awaking from 'his reverie and finding
that his good steed had fallen into a
slower pace than the urgency of the
case, and the short time before him
permitted, he quickened his pace into
a gallop, and with new life his horse
answered to the touch of the spur, and
lashed gallantly onward. Reib're hiu
the road turned oil' abruptly to the
right, and as at a rapid pace he turned
the corner, Michael found himself un
expectedly flice to face with a body of
horsemen, some twenty-five or thirty
in number, who had halted in the road,
and before he could check his fiery and
inpctuous steed, he was borne into
their very midst.
" Ilallo ! who the deuce have we
here !" exelaimed the leader of the
band, suddenly wheeling upon M icheal,
who fouid hiiself' in an instant hem.
mned in by the armed I'rsemien who
closed around himu, readeriig resistance
or escape alike .impossible.
"Soie d-4 rebel, colonel, I'll stake
my life on it," replied one of the onum
ber.
"* Who are you?" again demanred
their leader in an authoritative tonie.
Your mime-vours business ? answer
br icily and to the point, we have no
time to lose in idle questions."
Hang him up!" shouted one of
their number, who was scarcely able
to sit on his horse, brandishing at the
same time a sabre above his head.
" I fang him up, and let us on to told
Wharton's before the rebel we are at'ter
makes his escape."
" Put 11l) vouir sword, landal," in
terposed another < f the band. "' Put,
up your sword, and let's hear what the
fellow has to say."
In an instant Michael comlrehended
the full peril of his situation. IHe at
once understood fromn the langu-age
that met his ears that the party before
were at that time in pursuit of hineislf,
and as he correctly. divined, at the in
stigation of the bloody llarrison.
Knowing Well that they were bent upon
his destruction, he scorned to attempt,
to deceive themi by falsehood. As
dearly as he loved 'lire, lie set a still
higher value upon truth.
What have you to sad ?""again
saked their leader in an irritated tone.
"Our time is precious-speak-your
name !"
" Were your time ten times as pre
cious," answered Michael boldly", "you
should tarry here a long while beftre
I should answer questions of such a
character upon the common highway."
" Da.arn ie, kernel," squeaked a
voice in the crowd, " if thi ain't rank
treason agin upon you. Elf it was left
to me, I'd say swing him up on a grape
vine.
" Move !" shouted a harsh but con.
manding voice from the outer circle of
the crowd, anid the speaker, a tall and
stalwvart man, whose thee w~as bandaged
up, made h'is way into the midst of thne
ciricle, to get a better v'iew c f the
prisonler. Michael's heart began to
beat, thick and( fast,, for ill that fierce
voice and stout horsemani lie recognised
that vindictive tory whom his hanid
haid that evening stricken alt his f'eet,
and who lie well knewv chErished feel.
ings ofi the dead liest hautred aginist hiimi.
li nowing that to ihl Iinto his hands
would be searce less than instant
death, withl the anxious eaigerness of
despair lie looked f'rom side to side,
with the desperate retsoluttion ofmruaking
an effort to break fr'om the band ofhlis
captors.
" That's your manil ! seize him !"
shouted H arrisoni-for it was lie-the
miomecnt his glance rested on our her'o.
With a desperate hope oi escapje,
Mlcael tightened the rein of' his goutd
steed-planted hiimself firmily in his
stirrups, and driving the rowel home1(
inl the flaunks of his high mettled char.
ger, gave him tihe reins anid attemiptedI
to rush by llarrison.
TIhie attempt, desperate as it was,
hiad nearly succeeded. Two of the
hor'semen who stood in his path were
borne bef'ore him to the earth, and
staggered by the shoek, his good horse
for a moment faltered. Time was thus
afforded to Hlarrison, who was mlounlt
ed upon anl iron grey of surpassing ac
tivity, to wvheel his hiorse suddenly
around, and raising a heavily loaded
whip which he carried in his hand, ho
dealt Alichael a blow that felled himt to
the earth. Ini anl inlstant at dlozen of
the con~panions of H-arrison were'uponi
hinui al~ stnned bhe hocknn, bmeor
por his arms were pinioned and he lay
at their mercy.
When Michael was fully restored to
consciousness, his captors were dis
mounted and standing around him.
Thu hum of voices sounded confusedly
in his ears, but he distinctly perceived
it was the desire of the greater number
to han;g him up literally to the nearest
tree. The greater portion of them, led
on by Harrison, were clamorous for
his .instant xoecu'tion, while he who ap.
peat-ed their leader seemed desirous to
postpone it to some moe Le Litting time.
lie also ascertained that tire party into
whose hands he had so tinfortinately
rallen had been collected by lIarrison
for the purpose of following hint to
Isaac \Vharton's, whither liarri son had
learned he was wont to go whenever
hie obtained leave of absence from the
ramp of Mariou.
Stunig with mortification, jeadous
and long cherished hatred, IHarrison
md his fillowcrs urged the immediate
execution of Allscott, but he who seem.
ed their chief; and who was treated
with mnarkexl deference and respect by
all, firmly refused to sanctaon their
eruel design.
" Colonel Tynes," exclaimed liarri
son, pointing with his drawn sabre to
Michael, who bore himself unmoved
mad proudly in his trying situation,
" that iman you know to be an active
and datngerous rebel."
" I could scarcely consider him such
at proeset," returne.1 ,Tynes with a
eycical smile, and seemning (illhumhor
and impatience of his second in con.
rnanil.
Ilarrison ground his teeth with rage,
while he continued,
" A m I then to understalid, Colonel
Tynes that fiithfi I and tried and active
servants of the king are to sit down
patiently and bear the injuries and in.
dignities of such rebels as Ie ?"
" Yas !" piped in little Hill Stoker
from the outskirts of the crowd; "is we
allers fout and bled and died for the
king, to be knocked down with our
own che''rs in our own houses, and nev
er be allowed the privilege to hollow
-/hu's the question !"
A general laugh from the crowd fol
lowed this earnest and pathetic state.
met of the status of allaiis. I arrison
bit his lip with vexation, and looked
d:agers at his late fellow suflercr.
while Tynes strove in vain to suppress
a smile.
No, major !" said he, lav ing his
hand kindly upon the shoulder of l lar
rison, and speaking in a tone at once
courteous and resolute. " I do not i.
tend that this rebel, or any other who
nmy fil into my ha:inds, shall escape
the late due to the crime of treason.
But holding as We do the commission
of a christian king, we must not at
with disgraceful precipitatio n. Besides,
we thus give the enem y the right to re
taliate, and God keep them from that !"
he added with a shudder. " On to-mor.
row we will give him a trial, and on
the next day he shall hang ! And
now, to yoiur horses! You, Apple
jonn and Stoker, put the prisoner on
his horse between you, and see you be
watchful that he has no opportunity of
escape. Should lie attempt it, shout
himi on the spot !'
Thus saying, Tynes received his
horse from an attendant and put foot
in stirrup. In a couple of minutes the
whole cavaleade was again il motion,
having Michael bound and placed on
his horse between two of' their num
ber. 'lThus lie found himself unuexpect
edly turnied back and carried a prison
cer along the road lie had already
twice travelled since set, of',sun. The
party hmaviing secured their prisonier,
weiidedl their way slowly and in cau
tious silence toward thme camnp upon
Tarcote. Tlhose of' the par ty oven
con versed with each other ini whispers,
fur the name of' Marion-a nanm e as
socated wi th mmiduight surprisesn and
terrible frome the suddenness with
which lie at tiumes pounced dlownl upon
the enemy who deemied him u far dis
tant-was a spell of' terror which f'ol.
lowed. thme tory in all his evil deeds,
and sleeping or waking, by (lay and
by niighit, followed him like the whiis.
perinigs of' an evil and disquiieted con.
[To niE CONTiNc'En.
CuAeitrEtsTw.-Somiebo~dy says
there ar-e three kinds oif meon in this
world-the ' will," the "wont,'s," and
the "cant" Tihc first effect every
thing, the next opposes everything and
the last fitil in everything. "I will"
builds our rail roads and steam boas,
"I won'C" don't believe ini exp'erimenmts
and nionsense ; while "ean't" grows
weeds for whleaut, and commonly enids
his days in the slow digeston ofa court
of bank ruptcy.
I low TO (.uN5 Ca2mmT.-Theli sound
of your hianuiner, says Franklin, at, five
in thme morning, or nine at night heard
by a creditor, makes him easy six
months longer, but it' lie sees you at
the gaming table or hears your .voice
at the tavern whenm you should be at
ont, Is)iA.sEl OF TIlE IEART.
The days of my clerkship were end.
ed ; my examination was over; I was
admitted ; wrote myself "Nehemiah
Ilulbbs, Attorney," put up my new
bright little sign, and in my native
village ban"':l my prioI'essiotl career.
No, I did not, either; I am imistaken
I in/ended to pursue the honorable
practice of the noble profession to
which I had dedicated mily talents and
learning. inL the lace of liy birth, but
never was truer word iened than the
time-honored proverb, "A prophet has
no honor in his own country." I he.
i4eve if I had remained in the village
of'Greera 1ria-rtill my head was white,
they would have t1 snght of me as noth
ing but a boy, and would have feared to
trust Ie. Even after iuy sign was put
up, no body caJIed ne .I 11ubb6s; I
was still "Xr," with Old aind young,
and "..Are" 1 would have been to this
day, had I remained in Green Briar.
Only one case claimed ily attention
during the three months of my paient,
contiance in Green Briar, after being
admitted to the bar, and that was the
cae of an unjur-ty iitpoulded pig
"feloniously abstracted, your honor,
from the small but secure spkot which
my client had trustingly deposited
hin in, and maliciously driven to the
public .'enclosure called a pound, for
the vile purpose, doubtless, of compel
ling my client, in his poverty and des.
titition), to pay the enormous fee which
has been demanded of him, in order
to extriontc the atintal from !d Un
pleasant position, and restore hint to
the bosom of his ahmily !"
By thi . meant the client's fatnily;
the pig having none of his own ; it was
a figure of speech undoubtedly, the fam
ily not inhabting an Irish cabin, but
still it rounded of the period, and
sounded well to mie,as I repeated over
my maiden speer! pacing up and
down the floor of :y little oflice. lI
this, my first cas6, ( as successful so
far as to rescue the impounded animal
and save my client from the payment
of an nijust demand ; but brought no
silver to Iy pocket, neither, to my
surprise, did it seem to bring honor to
mty name. The eloquence of my
speech did not f'orn the theme, as I
fondly hoped it wo uld, of' paragraphs
in the village papers, or of discussion
at the corners of the streets, neither
did it bri:a to my oflice the rush of
elie:ts, ir which day I vainly made
ready. It was plain that I should nev
er rise to distinction in Green Briar,
and so I cate to the sudden determi.
tion to remote tromt that pleasant spot,
and settle in some great city where
nobody knew or ever heard of tme
where, above all, there was not a soul
to call me "S'c."
There I was more successful, and
soon had the opportunity of firming a
very advantageous partnership busi
ness increased ; money began to come
inl, slow at first, but after a time more
plettifully ; and all things seemed
prosperous in mty out ward circumstan.
ces. liut alas! as we are so often
told poetically, there is no sweet with.
out its bitter, no rose without its thorn;
and4 trouble caine to me in the shape
of'disease, insidious and ,low in its
approaches at first, long feared and
suspected, but at length betraying it
self so plainly, that I could blind my
self' no longer to the truth.
Yes ! I was without doubt a v'ictim
of' disease of' the heart, notittetaphor
ically, dear reader, for never had that
organt beat with a quiicker pulsation
at the alpproach~l of' mo rtal women ; so
far as thte genttler sex was concerned,
I was a perfect sic ie ; but, that there
was an oirganiic disease about my heart,
I could unot duobt, and if ever the
symptoms disclosed themiselvyes uinmis
take'ably, they did so)~l intmy case.
There was fluttering, pal pitationt, irreg
ular actiont, antd at length pain ; I could
ntot work ; life had lost its '?ests ; thte
f'ear of' sudden death was eveor with
mue ; I coulId enjoy nothing. If 1 had
anything to leave it to, I would have
maide mty will, for I was quite sure
now~ thtat I should either drop, somte
dany, lifeless in the street, or that the
mtorniing would soont coime, whlen the
powVer to rise f'rom mty bed would have
Jef't mte.
1 remaiined at my boardintg hiouse,
antd f'ound 110 cooirt in any thing but
miy eigar, anid ity dread disease grew
worse and worse. As y'et I hadie con-'
suIted 1,0 phtysician, partly, I thintk,
fi-omt the apiprehlensionis of having mty
fears confirmed ; but as I sat by my
window one day, sumokintg as vigor
ously as ever, gazing abstractedlv
acro~ss the street, my atten' ion was
arrested by a mtodest little sign upoit
ant opposite blintd "C. l.. T1odd, M. D."
WVhiile thinkintg whether or not it,
would be btest to make trial of a phty.
sic'iant's skill, a sudden twinge and
flutter decided me ; yes I would sentd
f'or Dr. Tlodd, and kn~ow~ theo worst' at
once !
him to step and ask Dr. Todd to come
and see me as soon as possible.
The boy grinned.
"What are you laughirg at?" I
asked, "is not Dr. Todd a good physi
cian V"
"Oh, yes, sir," he answered, "F be
lieve she is a very good physician. but
she hav',.t never tiended nobody here."
" She !" said I to mysel'f, "'the boy
has surely has Welch blood in his
veins, tirey -aays .'c everything."
The boy soon returned, sayi g' "the
)(ctor wasn't at home, sir, but I left
you-r name on the slate."
In the course of the afternoon, as I
lay upon the sofa, with my hand pres.
sed on my head, to still its irregular
pulsati.oai trere was a soft tap at my
doer. "Cote in," I called out, and to
my surprise in cane the neatest,
brightest, and most cheerful looking
little woman, it had ever been my lot
to meet..
"You sent for me. I believe .ir?"
she said in a quick, brisk, pleasant
wav.
111 No, madam :yoo are laboring
under a mistake."
" Al i bog am w 9er n""sa tle
little aor.-an "q tyaPe , ctstiee
name of M~r. I It bi,, nurr,'; arteen,
Mrs. Gray's boarding borw4., -Aitt ,%
request that I would cont and es(
him."
" Your slate, madam," I exclaime',
my astonislhment increasing every m')
ment, "you Surety are not a -"
" Physician ! yes, sir," she interrup.
ted quickly, "I'am p- yscian Dr.
"Extraordinary 1". was all I could
say, for though I had heard. at a dis
tance of the existen -e of snch beings,
this was my first in odiction to a fe.
male practioneer of thi'Esculapian art.
It was rather awkward, but since she
had come, I determined to make the
bestof it, and acquainted the lady
doctor with my case.
She felt my pideeraad asked numer
ous questions as to my symptoms, and
then in her quick bright way exclaimed,
" Nervous ! nervous ! that's all. de
pend :pon it! Excuse me, sir, but
by the air of your room, I presume
you are given to smoking."
I pleaded guilty.
"And how many cigars do you
usually smoke a day ?"
" I could not tell ; I never counted ;
as soon as I threw one away, I took
another. usually."
"Hum ! cigar in your mouth pretty
much all the time, eh ! Chew, too ?
Again a reluctant confession was
wrung from11 me.
" I presume you sit up late, smoking
all the time ?"
" Yes ma'am, smoking and rea
ding."
" That's it ! No disease of the hear t
at all, sir; nothing but tobacco; do
pend upon it ; nothing but tobacco
it'll make you fancy anything ; it'll
drive you crazy if you don't take care.
Now, will you promise to follow my
advice closely, or not? If not, I will
take my leave immediately."
I promised subiissive as a lamb.
" in the first place, then, throw away
adl your cigars and tobacco, and prom.
ise to buy no more."
With a sigh given to may solo con.
'olations, I said I would do as she di
rected.
Many more directions she gave me
as to diet, exercise, early hours, &c.
Perhaps she saw, too, that cheerfulI
comnpanionshuip was one thing I needed,
and so remained a while, talking with
great glee and spirit about matters
and things in general, and promising
to call and see mei the next morning,
she left.
ilhad not felt so well in a great
while; indeed, 1 had not given my
heart a thought since th.e little w'oamn
enitered the room..
'The next morning I found myself
watching impatiently for the ararival of
amy little doctor. She came, bright
and cheerful as the day befoio. What
a pea-feet sunbeam she was! I could
not help growing better under her care,
nnd the influeance of her cheering pres
ence, and yet I managed to contrivc
some ache or pain every day, as an
excuse for the continuance of hier visits,
A t length I fouind that amy hoat t,
which had long been quiet and apparent
ly free froam disease, began to flutter
and1( palpitate again, but I observed
it was only when I heard the little wo
mian's tap at my door-, or felt her sofi
lingers on any wrist. In short, as she
had d riven the disease out of may heart
that little wvoman herself had walked
into it. , I could no longer blind my
self to the fact; ar~d when she one day
told mec that 1 was off the sick list
and out of' her hanads, I determined
that she should not easily get out o1
mille.
So I told her that as she had giver
ease to mny heart in one respect, slu
.must not leave till she ha'd done so ir
another, or I should be worse off that
I was beflore. The~ lttle idonin Iol
ed perplexed.
T!hnn 1 stated my mfe, nnr1 e6p1adi
ed my symptoms the second time,
showing her the distressed state of mly
heart, and she alone could cure it. The
fornr -disease she had rear oved by
an occasiorikd 5%?t the latter could
only be cured by ier promising to
corm and take up her abode w ith me,
as resident phyaiciun. She understood
me now acrd try the way she pressed
her hand on her owtn itle Muttering
heart, you would have thougfit'the dis
ease was contagious ; and I 'verily
think it was. So now we are now de
terminod to cure each other, and to-day
we are both to apply to clergyman,
who is to form between us a life part
nership, as lawyer and physician.
But one thing troubles rme, of which
I had not thought till now ; that it is
necessary to have our cards engraved.
Married people are usually "Mr. and
Mrs. So-and-so," or "Mr. Such an one
and lady," but will any one ;Leese to
be so kind as to tell me how I and my
little wife are to be designated. Will
it be "Mr. and Dr. IIubbs," or "Mr.
and Mrs. llubbs, M. D.," or as the
ladies are go-ing ahead so fast in these
daysof Woman's Rights, will I sink
iits stj lesser insignificance, and shall
. nd gdencna" or must I
a of i bbs altethrer,
" "''1 d Somebosly
pi , Ia - to have those
INI t~ -s li'a 2..t2.,1
ou a eltnadei.
Dear Editor:-, hae been to the
Niagara, you know-Niagara Falls
big rocks, water, foam, Table Rock,
Indian eurk ki.es, squaws, moccasins,
stured snakes, rapids, tvd5he. Clifton
House, suspension bridge, ylde where
the water runs swift, the ladies faint;
scr,-am and get the paint washed off
their faces; where the aristocratic Indi
an ladies sit on the dirt and make lit
tie bags; where the cars go in a hurry,
the- waiters are impudent and all the
boys swear.
When I came in sight of the suspen.
sion bridge. I was vividly impressed
with the idea that it was some bridge,
in fact, a considerable curiosity, and a
considerable bridge-took a glass of
beer and walked up to the Falls-an
other glass of beer and walked tinder
the Falls; wanted another glass of
beer, but couldn't get it, walked away
from the Falls, went through, mad,
triunphatnt, victorious, humbug-hum
bug! 'ir, all humbug?.except the dab
bliness of every thing, which is a most,
certainly, and the cupidity of every
body, which is a diabolical fact, and
the Indians and niggers every where,
which is a satanic truth.
Another glass of beer-'twas forth
coming immediately--also another; all
of which drank. I thqn proceeded to
drink a glass of beer, went over to
the States, where I procured a glass of
beer-went up stairs, for which I paid
a sixpence, over to Goat Island, for
which I disbursed twenty five cents
hired a guide, to whom I paid half a
dollar-sneezed four times, at nine
cents a sneeae-went up on the tower
for a quarter of a dollar, and looked at
the Falls-didn't fIel sublime any,
tried to, but couldn't--took some beer
and tried again, but failed-drank a
glass of beer and began to feel better
-thought the waters wore sent for
and were on a journey to the--;
thought the place below was one sea of
beer-was going to jump down and
get some, guide held me-sent him
over to the hotel to get a glass of beer,
while I tried to write some poetry;
result -as follows:
03 thou (spray in one eye) awful,
( small lobster in right shoe) sublime
(both felet wet) master-piece of ( jim
meny, what a lie,) the Almighty
Terrible and miajesti-c art thou in thy
tremendous m ight-awful(orini) to
behold, (cramp in my right shoulder)
iganitic, huge and nice! Oh, thou
that tumblest down and risest up
again m misty majesty to lleaven
thou glorious parent of a thousand
i-.inbows-what a huge, grand, awful,
terrible, tremendous, infmnite old swin.
dling hum bug you are; what are you
dlomng there, you rapids you-you
know you've tumbled over the rocks
and can't get up again to save your
puny existence; you make a greaT
fuss, don't y ou?
Man came back with the beer, drank
it to the last, drop and wished there
had been a gallon more-walked out
on a rock to the side of the falls, wo
man on shore very much frightened
I told her not to get excited if I fell
over, as 1 wvould step right tup agajnA.
it would not be much ot a fall anyhow
-got a glass of beer of a man, anvth.
or of a woman, and anothier of two
small boys with a pail-fifteen minutes
elapsed, when I purchased some m'o'ro
of an Indian wvoman and .mnbibed it
through a atraw; It wasn't good--h
to'get a glass o'fbrer to tak'6 tlwe-taste
out of my mouth; legs began tb tanighe
up, effct of-the sai in my y 6 S
hungry andwn
- wntino a ege ,.n
plate of beans, when the plate brought
the waiter in his hand I tgols it, hung
up my beef and - beans on t n:}il, cat
my hat, paid a, dolljrio a nider, .a l
sided out on toe step-walk, bought i.
boy of a glass o. ddg withl a smil b ht.r
and a neck on his tail, with i colfar
with a spot on the end-fult funny,
sick-gut some sodariyvater.in.a tin cn.
drank the cup and placed the soda in
tlieecernter, and paid for the none'
full 'df qoket-very bad 'hea'ach
ruh e 9tt aghi.t 'the. lamp *Pst,. an
then. ttimped along; station :hdbse
canbe altnr and said if I didn't fo
straitgt he d take inc to the watchman
-tried to oblige the station house
very civil station house, very-met a
baby with 'an ;lrisi.h won and a
w heelbarrow in it, epn'ldn't get out. of
the way, she wouldr' walk on the
sidewalk, biit insisted on going oi both
sides of the street at once; tried to.
walk between her consequence coll.is
ion, 4wful, knocked tsat the wheel Li U.
row's nose, broke the Irish worna tilI
to pieces, baby loose, court hous
handy, took me to the constable, jury
sat on tie, and. the jail said the magis
trate must take me ;to the con
stable; objecteJ; 'the ai'con pirt
me in'to tf 'dat'ke'st 'cinstable in th'e
city; got out, and Yere 1 ini, prepared
to stick to reiy origiial opinion
.Slagara units hiumlug'! non excelsus,
non indignus udniralconi.
'Yburs -tm4uestionably.
Q. I. Iarri..drh . DoESTie, I. 11.
ram the .'etcbcrry Sentiiel.
Ncw iiurry Agricultural Re
port.
Suomitted at the ;Annueat >lMeeting '
Cotton, best seed, cativalio,, fithi
ng, prepartion for market, time a
place to sell, ev'eratge price for ten
years.
Mr, President:-Y see , Th.
appdha4t1 ot the C6nimittee t4 ,reort..
on cotton, iest. seed, cultivatioda
ering, preparation for 'arke n ?.'
and. place to seli; also, average price
for the last ten years.
1st. Th'e hest Seedr=I i ae' ti-ied
various kinds of recd' auf find that the
seed called the ;ingranate, is t he-le. .
These seed dl'e small, not much more
than half as hsiige as the Pettigulf, and
resembling the old green seed very
much; the bolls Are small, but still it
produces mo're to the stalk than any
cotton I have ever tried; the lint too.
is better, and it is easy picked out, and
yields more lint in ginning.
2i: As to the cultivation of cotton,
I will refer you to an article writteh by
me, -mid published in the Newberry
Sentinel, vol. 4, No. 36.
3d. '(athering.-Cotton should be
gathered as early as possible, we would
say as soon as it opens sniliieently for
a hand to gather one hundied posiida
per days all hands should then l)i -p
to picking, aid, if possible, gatte it as
fast as it opens', by this means platiftors
may have all their cotton gathered by
Christntas, which ought to be done.
4th. Preparationfor .Market.-Cot
ton should be picked tiear of trash
and kept dry, and should be ginned in
a good gin. I fid that the Georgiii.
gins do good work. ' When ginned it
should be put up in Gunny bags; ths .
bagging should be cut sufficiently longs
to close up the Mead of the bale, ani
at least tour good ropes should ~be
put round each bale. Farm'ers shbuil
take more trosb!e ini putting- up theft
cotton for market; this nmattei- has'
been too much negleeted by tarni~s
generally. No man should ever: put
up: bale oIf Cotton in Dundee bag.
ging, for it is sure to bring loss 'either'
on the farmer or merchant. WVe hvo
Keen bales of cotton put up in this kind
of bagging, entirely .stripped and left
with only a few ropes to hold it togeth
er' before it reached Charleston market;
WVhen put in Gunny bagging and.done
well, it willreach the European rmr
ket without damage, and tlierefore
without expenwe to farmer of~ me~
chant. - '
5th. Time tad placx to sel.i. vey
farmer should sell his cotton as fast -~s
he can get it ready for marke~~h~
should over, venture to talie a
from picking, rather tihan to sre'i
cotton to lie over until thet'oll ihp
spring, or perhaps summ'er, beo
sold. It is a wvell known c4tb
cotton will lose fromt 15 td o iut s
per bale, by being kept thi~rb~
months on hand. I bei
planter has always m'add mr6~
selling his cotton as fit as-ho h* d
prepare it fo'r ma'rk'el. T'he best place'to~
sell, is undoubtedlj #t the mgst qo
nie~nt market s6't hat the fdaue u - -,
attend to' th'ei4ling of' lniscn tni
and to'btfi g' hitsuppimes in
ATsIo, h'e sh'o'uld see lia cotton hed
I woutrooiime~ndd 4ewer, as ite
eetin& 'mirke tfo W~l are
sutlibiently'inear k'reachiit -~~
hh attny~u ''$rd

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