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J. ADAMS, PEOPEIETOK.
lUAM .Olli I t^MM-? "VOL. LVHL NO. 2. pliant Courier-A R?volu nary ?jtory Founded on Facts. TH0MA8 8. ABTHUB. officer withdrew, and in s menta re-appeared in'?om itir?, young girl, dreesed oseiy fitting habit, carrying I whip in'her hand. She respectfully as she en ted General arose as the maiden ^d inside of his tent, and ned her salumfation. meral Greene?" inquired the ranger. A. ^officer bowed. I-Jiave been told," said ' the Ty the color deepening in her ."that you are in want of a of despatches to Gen. . replied the General find no one ...courageous jh to undertake the perilous iou." md me," said the maiden !?he drew her slight formup Lproudly. id youl" exclaimed the ?ral taken by surprise. "You? Ino, childi"!could not do that, I a journey from which brave [holdback." im not a brave man. I am a woman. Pr tl will go J' inched by such an. unlooked i?ident, Gen. Greene, after for some moments, said ??ll you go on this journey ie?' *Give uro a fleet, horse, and I bear your message iiafely." ] 'Alone." phat is yoi;:- 'name?'' inquired officer, after another thoughful jae. [Emily Geig-ir.". yonr father living ?" Wm ii. 'hit. fe*;. r?rless. His head must approve act, though his heart might til him were I to ask his consent. it is not for you, General, to iesifate. Heaven has sent you messenger'and you dare not re fuseto accept the-proffered service rhen so much is at stake." "Noble girl !" said the General, ith emotion, "You shall go. And jay God speed you and protect rou on your jouriiey." "He will !" murmured the in trepid girl, in a low vioce. "Order a swift, but well trained ind gentle horse to be saddled immediately," said Greene to the [officer who had conducted the [maiden into his presence. > The officerjretired, and Iseated herself while t he General wrote a hasty despatch for Sumter. This,^ after it was completed, he read1 over to her twice, in order that if compelled to destroy it ?&ha might yet deliver the message -verbally, and then . asked her to repeat io him its contenis. She did so accurately. He then gave her minute directions in regard to the journey, with instructions bow to act in case she was inter cepted hy ^he sol die is of Lord Hawdon to all of which she listened with deep attehtipn. "And now, my good girl," said the General, with an emotion that he could not conceal, as he handed her the despatch;'* I commit ti your care this important, message. Everything depends on its safe delivery: Here is money for your expenses on the journey," and he reached her a purse. But Emily 4rew back say in "I have money iq my pocket. Keep what you have. You will need % aud more for your country,'' Afc this point, the officer re entered the tent, and announced that tho horse was ready. "And so am I," said Emily, as she stepped out into the open air. Ail ready whisper of what was, going on in the General's quarters had passed through the camp, and many ofjBpers and men had gathered before his tent to see the noble-ma iden girl as she sei forth to start upon her dangerous journey. There was no sign of fear about the fair yoppjg maiden, as she placed her foot in the band of an officer and spring upon the saddle Her face was calm,her eyes slightly elevated, and her lips gently com pressed "with resolution Gen ?Sreo?e: stood near her. He ex tended his hand as soon as she [had firmly seated herself and 1 grasped the reins of the noble j I animal on which she was mounted. ""God speed yon on your journey j I and may heaven and your country reward you," said- he, as he held her hand tightly. There, as if im pelled by a sudden emotion, he pressed the fair hand to hiia lips, j and turning away, sought the seclusion of hie tent deeply moved by so unexpected and" tonching an instance of heroism in one who, was little more than a child. As he did so, the'officer, who had un-J til now held the horse by the; bridle released . his grasp, and | I Emily, touching the rein, spoke to the animal upon which &he waB ?mounted. Obeying the word (instantly, he sprang.away, hearing the fair young courier from the J camp, aud moved rapidly in a j ! south-westerly direction. Officers | I and men gazed af ter. her, hut no wild shout, of admiration went up to the skies. On some minds pressed, painfully thoughts of the peril that lay in the path of the brave girl ; others rebuked by her : j noble self-devotion, retired to their tents and refrained from communion with their fellows on the subject that engrossed every thought; while others lost all present enthusiasm in their anxiety for the success of the mission. About five' miles from the encampment of Gen. Greene, lived one of the most active and bitter toriea in ali South Carolina. His j name was Loire. He was ever on the alert for information and had J risked much in his efforts to give i intelligence to the enemy. ..Two pf his sons were under arms at i Ninety Six, on the British side, * and he had himself served against 1 his county at Camden. Since the t encampment of Gen. Greene in his neighborhood^ Loire had been 1 "Ty'Vi-'^-f- "*T^^^^C9t4onw4t.b (miwul ?...vsri.-$ 1?: hl^l nacl bi*...*.. -. sire's spies reached tne [house of his employer. "What news?" -asked the tory, [ who saw, by the man's coun I tenace, that he had some, thing of importance to communicate. "The rebel Greene has found a messenger to carry his despatch to Sumter." ' ."Are you sure?" "Yes ; and she has been on her I journey some four or five hours. "She?" "Yes. That girl of Geiger's went to the camp this morning and volunteered for tho service." ?The--1" But we will not ! stain our pages with a record, of tho profane "and brutal words that fell from the lips of the tory.. "She has the- swiftest horse in I the camp." said the man," and unless instant pursit is, given ! she will soon be out of our reach." With a bitter oath, Loire swore that she should never reach the camp of Sumter. "Take Vulcan," said he, in a ? quick, energetic voice," and kill him but what you overtake the huzzy, between this and Morgan's Range." "She his nearly five hours' start." ? replied the man. "But you must make two miles to her one. "Even then she will be most likely ahead bf the Range ere I can reach there." . "Very well. In that case you must start Bill Miiik after her, with a fresh horse. I will give youra letter, which you will place in his hands should you fail to overtake the girl." With these instructions, the I man started in pursuit. He was : mounted on a large, strong horse, who bore bis rideras lightly as if he bad been a child. In the meantime, Emily, who had received minute information in regard to her journey, and who was, moreover, no stranger to the way, having been twice to Camden, struck boldly into the dense forest through which she was to pass, and moved along a bridle track at i as. Bwift a pace as the animal she rode could bear without too great I fatigue. The importance of the work upon which she had entered, [and the enthusiasm with which it inspired ber, kept her heart above the influence of fear. No event of moment happened, to her during the first day c?f her journey. In passing a small settlement known as Morgan's Range, which she did at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Bhe took the precaution to sweep ?around it in a wide circle, as some of the most active and.evil-mind ed tories in the State resided in that neighborhood. Successful in making 'this circuit, she resumed the road upon, which her" course lay, urging forward her faithful animal which, though much fatigued by the rapidity of his journey, obeyed the word of his rider as if he comprehended the importance of the message she bore. r Gradually, now, the day de clined, and, as the deep shadows mingled more and more with each other, a feeling of loneliness, not before, experienced, came over the mind of Emily, and her eyes were cast about more.warily, as if she feared the approach bf danger. The house at. which she had pro posed to spend the night was still ten miles, if not moro, in advance, ?nd as the shades of evening began, to gather, around, tho hope of reaching this resting place was abandoned;- for there being no moon there was danger of her losing ber way in the darkness. This conviction was so strong, that Emily turned her horse's head in the direction of the first farm house that came in view after the sun had fallen below the horizon. As she rode up to the door, she was met by a mau, who, accosting ber kindly, asked. her where she ?vas from and how far she was ?oing. "I hoped to reach Elwood's to night," replied Emily. "How far L8-it?" i . "Over ten miles-and the road s bad and lonely," said the man, ?vhose wife had by this time joined lim. "You had better get down, iud stay with us till morning." "If ,you will give me that privi ege," .returned the maiden, "I 'ball feel kreativ obliged." . 4?^o?i'?ri; ss =he untied Km J.? sonnet strings, looking very earn estly in her face as she spoke. Emily knew not whether she vas among the friends or enemies >f the American cause, and her mswer was, therefore brief and evasive. "Your horse looked'very tired, fou must have ridden him a long, listance." . : "I rode fast," said Emily. "But still, I have not been able to reach the place for which I started this morning." . "It's hardly safe .for a young girl [ike you to take such a long journey done, in these troublesome times." "I'm not afraid. No one will barm me, said Emily, forcing a smile. "I'm not so certain of that, child. [t's only a day or two since Greene passed here, in full retreat, and no doubt, there are many straggling vagabonds from his army roaming around Whom it would not be safe for one like you to meet." As the woman said this, a chill went over the frame of the young girl, for, in the tone of hor voice and expression of her face, she read an unfriendliness to the cause that was so dear to her heart. She did not venture a reply. ".Might I ask your name?" said the woman, breaking io apon the anxious thoughts that, were begin ning to pass'through her mind." v Emily reflected hurriedly, be fore replying, and then answered "Geiger." The quick conclusion to which she came. was, that, in all proba bility the woman did not know anything about'her father as favor ing the whig cause; but, even i she did, a suspicion of the errand upon which she was going'was not likely to cross either her own mind or that of her husband. "Not .John Geiger's daughter!" exclaimed the woman. Emily forced an indifferent smile, and replied : "Yes." "I've heard of him often enough as a batter enemy to the royalists. Is it possible you have ridden all the way from home to-day?" Before Emily replied, the hus band of the woman cama in. "Would you think it," said the latter, "this is ? John Geiger's daughter, of whom we have so often heard." "Indeed I Well, if she were the daughter of my bitterest enemy, she should have food and shelter to-night. No wonder your horse is tiredj" he added, addressing Emily, "it you have ridden from home to-day. And, no doubt, you are yourself hungry, a*s well as tired ; so, wife, if it is all ready, suppose we have supper." The movement of the supper table gave Emily time for reflec tion and self-possession. No more pointed questions were asked her during the meal, and after it was completed, she said to the woman that she reit much"f atigued, and if she would permit her she would retire for the night. The younggirl's reflections were by no means pleasant. when alone. She thought seriously of the posi tion iii which she was placed. Her father was known as. an active whig: and she was in the house of a tory, who might suspect her er rand and prevent its consumma tion*. After retiring to bed, she musefl for a long time as to the course to be taken, in case* efforts were made to detain her, when, overpowered nature, claiming its due repose, locked all her senses in sleep. Nearly two hours after Emily; had gone to her chamber, and just as the man and woman who had given her'shorter for. the-night-, wore about retiring, tho sound of a horse's feet were heard rapidly ap proaching the house. On going to the door a young man rode up ?nd called out in a familiar way "Hello, Preston ! Have you seen anyching of a stray young girl in these parts?" "Bill Mink !" returned the farm er. "What in the world brings you hore at this time of night?" "On a fool's errand it may be. I received a letter from Loire, about an hour ago, stating that Geiger's daughter has volunteered to carry important despatches to General Sumter ; that she had been on the journey some hours;. Preston. "But, 1 ram*! errand will be that o? a fool ii you go any farther to-night." "Have you seen anything of the clever jade?" asked Mink, in a decided tone. "Well, perhaps I have," returned Preston, lowering his vioce. "Aha!" ejaculated Mink, throw ing himself from his horse. "So I have got on the right track. She is here?" "I did not say so." "No matter. It is all theh ?ame," and hitching his hoT\0fj^0^Qce the young man entered the .House with the familiarity of an old acquaintance. . The sound of the horse's feet as Mink came dashing up to the house, awakened Emily. The room she occupied being on the ground floor, and the window raised to admit the cool air, she heard every word that passed. It may well be supposed that her heart sunk in her bosom. For a long time after- the new-comer entered, she heard the [murmur. bf voices. Then some one went out, and the old horse was led away to the stable. It was clear. that the individual in search of her, had concluded to pass the night there, and secure her ia the morning. The intrepid girl now bent all her thoughts on the possibility of making an escape.- An hour she lay, with her heart almost flutter ing in her bosom, listening in tently to every soufid that was made by those who were around her. At length all became still. Preston and his wife, as well as the new comer, had retired to rest, and the heavy slumber into which both the men had fallen, was soon made apparent by their heavy breathing. . Noiselessly leaving her bed, Emily put on har clothes in haste, and pushed aside the curtain that had been drawn before the win dow. Through the distant tree top's she saw the newly risen moon shining feebly. As she stood, leaning out ot the window, listen ing eagerly, and debating the question whether she should go forth in the silent midnight, a large house dog, who was on the watch while his master slept,came up, and laying his great head up on the window sill looked into her face. Emily patted him, and the dog wagged hie tail, seeming much pleased with the notice (TO BE CONTINUED.) Dr. P. H. Adamj ;-i^Sfri?tes the Advertiser An Ahle and^ Statesman-Li ce Paper on th?Disp ensary Law . ---? "The offspring of L?gislation in one of her most luminous fits of sanity." MR: EDITOR : As yon request it, I give you my viewsjin part in re gard to the Dispensary law : I think it ar? admirably inge nious device for. moderating" the abuse of alcoholic stimulants. Faithfully,' hhriesily, and con scientiously exe;i#ed it enables those who need stimulante to ob tain them, and debars those who should not have, them. This is one feature of the lay with which I am pariicularlyjpleased.. It re cognizes the faofc- that alcoholic liquors are'necessary. It will, we hope, limit the use, and thus, in a very large- measure, prohibit the abuse of these;Miinulant8., This idea,. the prohibition, or at leasfc the abatement, m the largest possi ble measure, of Jhe abuse of alco holic stimulants;; should, in my judgment; be made the most prom nent purpose; $y. those - who are waging* war ;|igainst whiskey. Everybody, evfii the rum-sucker, earnestly desires. this. All are prohibitionist^-to this extent. Very few, I ta|e\ it, would care to be called projectionists if the at tainment of -Ibis result waB not regarded probable or possible. If, therefore, it-.-.wU! accomplish this end, and tha'?^can, I believe, and that it will,^':hope,' the law is just what weired, and just what we w-ant.. ^prohibition, but not prohibition' "run mad;" it is the offspring of legislation in one of her '^nost luminous fits of sanity.. The recognition of the necessity for alcoholic.- liquors seems too to justify, o??t:';least to excuse the governrn?nf^?? taking the dispen sing or it^iha?d. I'his law sim failed in tuen, -py. pos ... ely, the proper and judicious supply of those articles to our people, but on the contrary have Jed to shame ful and criminal abuses. Many have complained of the seeming partiality shown in authorizing only certain individuals and cer tain, localities'to sell or to have sold these stimulants. It is, how ever, recognized, and conceded and not denied that we have the au thority to resl?rict the right, as to individuals and localities, lo sell these alcoholic liquors as has been done in the past. Now we simply withhold that right altogether, and in compliance with the expressed wish of a large part of our citizens refuse to extend the authority to any individual or corporation, for its own private advantage, to any longer sell these stimulants. But because they are necessary in proper quantities, and under cer tain circumstances and for certain purposes, we will supply them through such agencies and under such regulations as will, so far as possible, obviate the disastrous re sults following the other methods that have been tried. The law ap pears to be merely an extension of authority already conceded to the government, and the undertaking by the government to supply its citizens with an article which is necessary, but which cannot be supplied safely and judiciously*by other means. I do object to the revenue fea ture of the law. There is danger that we may learn to wish the dis pensaries to do a large business for the sake of the revenue'there is in it, and for the sake of the resultant diminution of the taxes we pay to the government. This would be jumping out of the frying-pan into the Are, and I hope the Legis lature at its next session will so amend the act as to mako the profits on the sale of liquors just sufficient to defray the expenses of working the scheme. Stripped of this feature, which I regard very objectionable, I donot now see the moral wrong in the government's supplying alcoholic liquors to its citizens in the manner and for the purpose contemplated by this act. I cannot say that I sympathize very much with the idea "which some entertain, that we should not have dispensaries, and that a ma jority of the free-hold voters shouldwithhold their 'assent" lo ?he.establishment pf them. This would: be extreme and absolute prohibition. I do not believe many of. our people want that, and I think it might result in harm. The law provides for dispensaries, be cause those enacting the law. sup posed it wise and for the general good that they should be estab lished. The failure or the refusal to. have them is not observing the law, but disregarding the law, and -such, disregard will induce and stimulate all sorts of efforts- to defy and to defeat the law and to bring it into disrepute. I wish to. see the law tested fairly, fully, and faithfully frieda I want to- see all good citizens earnestly aid in bringing about the great reformation which ' we hope. was. contemplated by. our legislators ,and which will add so much to the peace, prosperity, and happiness of our people. ' These, Mr. Editor, are some of my thoughts in connection with the Dispensary scheme,- and whether they be worth anything or not, I hope the time* is near at hand when all of our peopjci, how ever divergent their opinions may be upon other matters, will t\gree in this: That the abuse of strong drink must and shall be abated. P. H. ?D?MS. Phoenix, S. C. ENFORCING THE LAW. . ?' ? Gov. Tillman Speaks Strongly . on the Dispensary Subject, j Owing to the various forms, of petiions that are being circulated by applicants for the positions of County Dispensers, it will be of great assistance to the aspirants if they will study well the conditions specsified in the Act. ... Governor Tillman states that many; applications are being made . with petitions 'attached, that are hickincr in the essentials that will puuiuon oi county Dispensers uuaix be by potions signed and sworn to by the applicant and filed with the county board of control at least ten days before the meeting at which the application is . to be considered, which petition shall state the applicant's name, place ' of residence, in what business en gaged, and in what business he has been engaged two years previous to filling petition ; that he is a citizen of the United States and of South Carolina ; that he has never been adjudged guilty of violating the . law relating to in- . toxicatihg' liquors, and is not a licensed druggist, a keeper of a hotel, eating house, saloon, restau-. rant or placed of public amuse ment ; and that he is not addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors as a beverage. * * * Sec. 8. * * * At least ten days before the first day of the meeting at which the applications, for the position of County Dispenser are considered the applicant shall file with the county board of cont/ol, and a copy thereof with the Clerk of Court* in support of the ap plication, such a petition, as is previded for in Section 7. signed by a majority of the freehold voters of the incorporated town or city in which the permit is to be used, and each person aforesaid shall sigh said petition by his true name and signature, and state that each, before signing has read said petition and un derstands the contents and mean ing thereof and is well and per sonally acquainted with the ap plicant. In speaking of the desperate efforts and conbinations that are being made in opposition to the enforcement of the dispensary law, Governor Tillman said : "It is my opinion, and it . may be taken for what it is worth, that any prohibitionist who refuses to co-operate with me in the establish ing of dispensaries by not signing the potions of the dispensers, and asisting the government in every .way possible to enforce, rather than to prevent, it going in to effect, will regret it. "The threatened alliance between the whiskey men and other political opponents, . who are bitterly op posed to the law, and the prohibi ionists, who are in favor of it, may bring about such a state of dissatisfaction as will seriously cripple me in my efforts to help the cause of temperance. "If the prohibitionists are bamboozled by the opposition in to lending their aid to this end they will be- likely to find them selves in the predicament of the dog in. the fable who, seeing his shadow reflected. in the water, Bnapped at it, and.loat what he had "There will .be absolute prohibi tion in every county where the sale of iiqnorsis prohibited by the law, not. even . drnggists being allowed to sell it for medicine, nor can it be shipped into these coun ties by express,-or otherwise, un der, the new law, and therefore the experiment as. to whether the people will stand absolute prohibi tion will be made in at least sixeounties; and I.shall take par ticular, pains to see that the law is as strictly enforced in those counties as it is anywhere else, let it cost'what it may. "It will be time enough for the prohibitionists ' to advance to a stronger position after they ! have found they, can hold what has airead been gained."-Columbia Registe*. 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