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VOL. 4. YORKYILLE, S. C., THURSDAY. FEBRUAEY 11, 1858. NO. 6. Sbns of Cmpfrance. PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND DIVISION OF TIIE SONS OF TEMPERANCE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. FORTY-FIRST QUARTERLY SESSION. Winnsboro', Jan. 27, 185S. The Grand Division, Sons of Temperance, of South Carolina, met by appointment this day. Officers present:?John Coraero, G. W. A.; B. D. Townscnd, G. S.; G. S. Bower, G. T. Absent:?Hon. Donald R. Barton, G. W. P.; J. C. .Griffin, G. C.; J. J. Kichwood, G-. Sentinel; Rev. J. A. W. Thomas, G. Chaplain. Vacancies filled by the appointment of Maj. S. S. McCully, G. W. A.; Dr. J. E. B. Evans, G. C.; A. Delorea, G. Sentinel; Dr. T. A. Fllliott, G. Chaplain. Members present:?John Cordero, G. S. Bower, S. S. McCully, A. Delorea, J. E. B. Evans, No. 8.; J. G. Schorb, J. S. Phillips, S. G. Barkley, H. Miller, James M. Phinney, H. B. McMaster, 0 R. Thompson, W. M. McGinnis, No. 13; Thomas McCully, Dr. J. A. Walker, No. 14; W. C. Bcatty, J. R. Schorb, No. 26; A. C. Feaster, T. W. Clarke, J. C. C. Feaster, No. 27; Thos. A. Elliott, No. 38; B. D. Townsend, No. 45. The Grand Division opened as usual. In absence of the Committee on Credentials, the following Brothers were appointed for this meeting, viz : Dr. J. A. Walker, II. B. McMaster, J. C. C. Feaster. The following Representatives were reported iu waiting: Major J. C. Feaster, Lone Star, No. 27; Eli Beach, Fast Age, No. 2; J. C. Phillips, Concord, No. 48; G. Williams, Sandy River, No. 41. The Committee having examined and found the credentials of these Brothers cor-1 rect, they were introduced by the Grand Conductor, and regularly initiated. On motion, the proceedings of the annual session having been published?the reading of the Journal was omitted. A letter was preseuted by the G. S-, from Hon. D. R. Barton, G W. P., deeply regretting his inability to attend the present meotiug, in oonsequeuee of sickness in his family. The G. S. also presented the G. W. Fs Quarterly Report, which was, on motion, read as follows : GRAND WORTHY PATRIARCH'S REPORT. To the Office-" and Members of the Grand Division, of the Soi of Temperance, of the State of S. C.: Worthy Brothers : In making this, my first quarterly report, I hope that you will not expect a lengthy, or lahored one, when you remember that one month or the two, that has elapsed, since you, by your kindness and confidence, did me the honor to place me at the head of our noble Order, was spent in the discharge of my duties in the Senate of our State, which, as a matter of course, allowed me very little time to iri?brm myself as to the duties pertaining to the office of G. W. P. Since I reached home the business of my place, and sickness in my family, have prevented me from visiting any of the Divisions?except the one in which I hold my membership?and attending to many of t!;e important duties pertaining to my offioe. Consequently, my report has to be based entireiy upon tLe reports of the D. G. W. P's as far as information as to the working of the order is concerned, since our last meeting, of which only seventeen have reached me up to this time, all of which I nerewttn present, except one wuicu wits maue verbally by D. G. W. P., T. A. Elliott, of Orangeburg. who reports No. 38, as having lost several members, but still battling manfully for the cause. Several of the D. G. W. P's speak of declensions in members, yet I am glad to find that uut very few despond or any of the Divisions under their jurisdiction, ft affords me great satisfaction, to inform you, that a new Division has been formed, called Boykin, and numbered 53. D. G. W. P., J. J. Rowe, writes me that before lie was appointed to his office, he, in company with several other Members of Bennettsvillc Division, and our untiringly devoted brother, the G. S., in stituted this new Division, under very favorable circumstances : and that since that time, he has in his official capacity installed their oificers, and witnessed tue initiation of a candidate, which was well done ; and that they, on that occasion, had ?cveral applications which were to be acted on in future. D. G. W. P., Walker, of Chester, writes encouragingly as to the work at that place?saying that they have three Divisions, two Temperance Societies, and a prospect of raising a new Division, and reviving an old one; also that the inhabitants uf the Town cf Chestt-s have elcoied a dry Council tor the present year. All of this, 1 am sure will be welcome news to you; and you will no doubt agree with me and say, may all the other Towns and Districts in the State speedily do the same. D. C. W. P's Rich wood and Mahoney likewise inform us, that a considerable increase in their membership has taken place, and they have good hope of establishing a new Division soon ; also that the Town of Conwayboro' has a dry Council. This is all encouraging. Upon the whole, I think we may reasonably arrive at the conclusion, that our cause rests on such a foundation, that the friends of Alcohol may couclude that we never intend to give up the fight, until we have delivered our beloved State from the baneful influence of our daily enemy?speedily yield us the battle field, aud consent to become good and true Sons of Temperance. ft appears to me that there are two subjects to which the order of thoSons of Temperance should direot their attention, in order to push the cause of Temperance to a speedy triumph. One is the necessity of a paper to advocate its principles and wage a constant warfare on Alcoholic drinks us a beverage: and the other, the necessity of some ?< ...... ..e i.:.,i _..i l uiau ui uui oi.ut; ui im?rm mm uui'iirciuai character, who will canvass the State thoroughly, and lecture on Temperance whereever his services are desired. Notwithstanding several unsuccessful effoyts hijve been rr,ade to keep up a paper, exclusively for the purpose above stated, and failed, I am still inclined to think that if we oannot be brought to the point to bear the whole burthen of a paper, we might procure the services of some able writer, and a part in some good family paper that would be acceptable to the good people of the country, and in this way bring the subject of Temperance, to the notice of the masses of the people, week after week; which would make them think, and in so doing they would soott rally to the rescue of themselves and the interest of the rising generation, if not the present. 1 confess that my greatest hope is in raising up the youth of our beloved State to be sober, more than of reclaiming the confirmed inebriate. If the funds of the Grand Division would admit of it, I would recommend that some man of high moral tone and fine intellect, should be procured, if possible, to lecture throughout our State upon the subject of Temperance ; and, really it does appear to me, that with the number of Temperance men, and lovers of the cause of Temperance, we ought to be able to raise the means to procure the services of the best taleut our State affords to lecture oa a subject so worthy the attention of the t : great, aud wise, and good. May not sonic mensI ure be resorted to, by which a sufficient amount can be raised, to pay some lover of the cause ol i humanity to engage in this noble work. For the j particular and financial condition of the Grand < Division, I refer you to the reports of the Grand [ Treasurer and Grand Scribe. Kespectfullv submitted, in L. P. & F. DONALD R. BARTON, G. W. P. deferred to a Committee consisting of Col. \Y. C. Beatty, 0. B. Thompson and Dr. T. A. Elliott. A communication was received from J. C. I Griffin, D G. W. P. of Williamston Division, No. 25, which was read and referred to the above Committee. The Grand Scribe submitted his report as follows: GRAND SCRIBES REPORT?JAN. 18-38. Worthy Brothers:?In the midst of pursuits and occupations in private life, quite sufficient to oc cupy all my time, I find myself rather inconveniently iustalled in this most troublesome, and yet most important office. When at our late Annual Session, on the retirement of Bro. Corley, it was found difficult, after the admirable manner in which the office had been filled heretofore, to fix upon a successor acceptable to the Grand Division, I did not feel at liberty to disappoint my Brethren, when elected by acclamation, to undertake the duties myself. And yet, having but recently filled the highest office in the gift of this Body?an office to which this is subordinate?I might with some propriety have declined it. But in my humble judgment this is not a time for Temperance men of long standing, who have been trusted and honored to stand on etiquette, or to shrink from duties?for if those "begin to make excuses"?decline office ?absent themselves from our meetings, and cease to work for the cause?what hope have we for the future? If the "old guard "?the vtterans retire from the contest, can new recruits cary on the warfare successfully ? I find on the Book of this office, 53 Divisions in all?of these two, viz: Blackstock's, No. 28, and Tyger River, No. 36, made no returns during all of last year. Two others, viz: New Hope, No. 21, and Snow Hill, No. 23, made no returus since last April ; and four others, viz: Newberry, No. 17, Fidelity, No. 19, Lone Star, No. 27, andCokesbury. No. 32, made no returns since July last. Some of these suspended Divisions are undoubtedly dead, but until their" Charters and other property" are surrendered, and the Grand Division declares them forfeited by a two thirds vote, I do not feel authorized to strike them from the rolls. A few of them will probably resume operations soon. The following Divisions have not yet made returns for the Quarter ending 31st ult: Abbeville, No. 4; Taylor, 8; Waterec, 9; Chester, 14; King's Mountain. 15: New Hope, 21: Snow Hill, 23 : Lone Star. 27: Blackstock's,28 : Bethshiloali, 29: Center, 80; Cheraw, 81; Cokesbury. 82; Phoenix, 33; Tyger River, 30; Greenwood, 39; Union, 44; Jonatlah, 49: Pncolet, 52; Harlecs ville, 58; anil Indiantown, 76. From the 32 Divisions whose returns have been regularly made up to this time, the following results appear, viz: Membership?Initiated during the Quarter. 155; Initiated by dispensation, 2; admitted by card, 7; connection dissolved, 07; withdrawn to join other divisions, 21; broke the pledge, 48 ; second time, 4; signed over, 6; expelled, 06; suspended, 3; deaths, 5; nutnberof members in 32 divisions, 1.380: lady visitors reported, 206; representatives to the Grand Division, 128. Finances.?Receipts of the quarter, $617 80; percentage to the Grand Division, $65 10; paid out lor benefits, $14900; current expenses, $512 20; amount it) treasury, $1,940 65. Comparing these returns, with the returns of the corresponding Divisions for the quarter ending 31st of October last, it is gratifying to observe that the Order is at least maintaining its ground in South Carolina. The cash receips of the quarter up to the present time have been $141 64, of this sum $65 10. was received for per centage and $76 54, for New Rituals and ledger balances due this office. Accompanying this, will be found a detailed statement of the sources whence this money comes, with the Graud Treasuer's receipt appended for the entire amount. Shortly after the Aunual Session, I became apprised from the demand for the New Ritual, that at least 50 additional copies of the Blue Books would be required, and assumed the responsibility of ordering from the Most Worthy Scribe thai number. At the same time 100 copies of the revised Constitutions and 50 copies of the revised Rules of Order, were ordered for distribution tc such Divisions as might require and order them. It happened that this discretion was v iselj exercised, for the supply on hand was exhausted the very day the paokago ordorod, reached me. I have also taken the liberty to order from Messrs. Walker, Evans &Co., three blank books according to pattern furnished, forjtlie use of this office ; for which an account will be midered during the year?if not at this session. Some 36 Divisions have bccu supplied with the New llitunl, and about a dozen sets complete onlj remain on hand, which will probably suffice foi I the Divisions now in existence without the new I work. But if new Divisions arc to ho organized I :? ??:ii Vv.? *:n .. .... 1.. n ?m vu iu uiui-i .41111 uuuuiur auppiv Th.rtyii.ne Commissions lmve been issued frou this office to D. G. W. P's, and extraordinary pain: have been taken by the G. W. P., and G. S. t( confer the appointments this term on the mos suitable Brethren. But the presiding officers staff is not yet full and recommendations for vacancies are invited. It is very desirable that prompt and efficien deputies should he appointed in every distric where divisions aro located; and in many instance: in the Divisions themselves?for it is with thesi ; officers that the Grand Scribe corresponds when J delinquencies and irregularities occur at nil} particular point. This brief report must suffice for the presenthereafter when I become better qualified by ex perience in the office, I shall probably hav< material and opportunities fur more extended ob I serrations. Respectfully submitted. B. D. TOWNSEXD, G. S. WiNNSBoito' S. CM Jan. 27th 1858. This liepurt was referred to a Committee I coosistiug of J. G. .Schorb, Major S. G ; Barkley and Thos. McCully. The Grand Treasurer submitted bis lie [ port as follows : Report of Grand Treasurer, for the Quarter com mcneiny 27 th of November, 1857, and tntlimj 271> oj January, 1858. 1857. Dn Nov. 2^. To balance on hand from last Quarter, $318 2' 1S5S. Jan 20. ' Aint. receive 1 from G. Scribe 141 0 $154 9 (Jr. | By Aiut. paid Brother S, Ourley's bill, bl 4< '< ?; '?? on Journals of G. Division, 150 01 * " ' M. W. Scribe, 50 01 .4 <c 44 percentage on draft, 1 51 44 4. 44 Frieght on G. Scribe's trunk 7< " " " J. A. Durk's bill for printing, 17 Oi " " " W. P. Price's bill for 250copies of paper 12 Oi 295 Oi Jany 27, 1858. Balance on bauu 159 21 i'espectlully submitted, in L. P. & F. G. S. BOWER, G. T. I Which Wets, on motion, referred as usua to the committee in charge of the Grant i Scribe's Report. Iu absence of the Committee on Finance the following Brothers were appointed fo j this meeting, vis: Ii. B. McMaster, J. R j 4Schorb, Major J. C. Feaster. A number of bills and accounts agains the Grand Division were presented, and re fcrred as usual to the committee on Finance Major Barkley here announced thai, ar, rangements had been made, to extend to the | Grand Division, this evening, a public welcome by Fairfield Division, No. 13, and invited the Grand Division to attend, and to take such action with reference to the order of exercises for the evening as might be I necessary. Whereupon, on motion, the invitation was accepted, with the understanding that the entire evening should be allowed for the demonstration. The Grand Division then, after closing in due form, adjourned to meet again for business to-morrow morning, at half past eight o'clock. The Members of the Grand Division assembled, informally, about 7 o'clock, P. M., and having formed procession, marched into the Hall, where Fairfield Division, No. 13, its lady visitors, and a large concourse of la' * * . ...1 _!il. it. dies and gentlemen, not connected witn me Order, had previously assembled. A chaste and eloquent address of welcome was then delivered by W. C. Buchanan, Esq., W. P. of the .Division, to which, in absence of the G. W. P., the Rev. Win. Martin of Columbia, responded appropriately in behalf of the Grand Division. After these interesting exercises, several brethren from a distance were called out by acclamation, and delivered short addresses, which apparently interested the large audience present. For although the meeting was protracted for hours, the audience continued attentive to the last, and frequently indulged in loud demonstrations of applause. The following brethren were succussively called out, during the evening, viz: Maj. S. S. McCully, of Columbia; Col. W. C. Beatty, of York; Dr. T. A. Elliott, of Orangeburg; W. L. DePass, Esq., of Camden; Dr. J. E. B. Evans, of Columbia; Dr. J. A. Walker, of Chester; B. D. Townsend, of Marlboro'; Kev. Win. Martin, ot Columbia; and J. C. Phillips of York District. Thursday Morning, 8* o'clock. The Grand Division met pursuant to adjournment. Officers present:?John Cordero, G . W. A., acting as G. W. P.; S. S. McCully, P. G. W. V., pro tern; S. G. Barklej, G. W. A., protein; B. D. Townsend. G. S.; Geo. S. Bower, G. T.; Dr. J. E. B. Evans, G. C-, pro tern; J. J. Richwood, G. Sentinel. The Grand Division opened in due form. Dr. H. J. Neill appeared and took his seat in the Grand Division. W. L. DePass, P. W. P., of Wateree Division, No. 9, was announced by the G. Sentinel as being in waiting; his credentials vouched for,and brother DePass was duly initiated. The Committee on the G. W. P's Report, . submitted the following Report which was adopted: The Committee to whom was referred the report of the G. W. Patriach, beg leave to report that they have had the same under consideration, and respectfully submit the reflections suggested by i its perusal. Notwithstanding the loss of several members of i Division No. 38, of Orangeburg, being a loss arising from a determination of the active members of said Division not to have drones among them, rather than form any relinquishment of the principlo of total abstinence in the members suspendeu from the Order, and therefore more in dicative of a growing zeal in the Sons of No. 38 i than of the opposite feeling, and notwithstanding i the few declensions alluded to by the G. W P.?a circumstance t. be fully expected and calculated ; upon in every sort of organization on earth, i whether secular or religious?yet your Committee 1 are persuaded that the cause of the Sons, regarded i throughout the extent of tho whole State, is advancing in influence and mornl power?that the ' organization of every new Division, is evidence of 1 a progress implying much more than the mere accession of a certain number of names on the rei cords of the particular Division?and that the i influence of the Order is found to extend to thousi ands never connected with the Sons,in diminishing the use of alcoholic drinks and even in inducing in mauy instauces its total abandonment as a ! beverage. ' Your Committee approve highly of the sugges. tions of the G. W. P., in reference to the irnporr : tanoe of establishing a Newspaper, for the dis , ; scimnnuon 01 our principles ami as a common . medium of correspondence, inasmuch as a recent 1 effort in this direction has proved impractiblc at s present, your Committee under this circumstance, ) would recomined to the respective Divisions in the t different districts, in order to attain the public ear in their vicinity, to employ, if so permitted, the , papers published in their Districts, or thoses usuly read in their Districts. The regular crat ployment of these papers by the brethren, either t by original communications or selected articles, j must assuredly resuitin disseminating those truths e the Sons deem so essential to the earthly happiness is of our people, and their moral improvement. r* | The Committee fully approve also the suggesi tion of the G. W. P., on the subject of a State - Lecturer, but from the absence of the necessary funds to accomplish so desirable an object, your ; I Committee cannot now undertake to recommend - ! any action on this matter. With these remarks, your Committee would j submit their Report, deeming it unnecessary to | accompany it with any formal resolutions. W. C. DEATTV, THOS. A. ELLIOTT, 0. It. THOMPSON. W. C. Buchanan, W. P., of Fairfield j Divisiou, No. 18, was in waiting to be initiated; his credentials having beeu examined i, and found to be correct yesterday. On motion, brother Buchanan was introduced and ' obligated. 7 The Finance Committee submitted the i following llcport, which was adopted : ^ | The Committee to whom was referred the follow" | ing accounts, beg leave to report that they have 1 examined them and tlnd them correct and reconi" mend their payment: ^ Act. of Charleston Standard, Adv'ing ?12 GO f " Carolina Times, " 2 20 D " Yorkvillc Enquirer, 30 30 ? " National Division, Blue Books, > Calais, tier contain', .ti-. .If) 43 B " Grand Scribe, lor Envelopes, ^ Stamps.freight on Rituals, &c., 2G 00 ; ?120 53 5 Respectfully submitted, H. B. Me MASTER, B J. R. SCHORB, A. C. FEASTER. The Committee on the Grand Scribe and Grand Treasurer's Reports, submitted the following Report, which was acfopted i Your Committee appointed to examine the re, ports of the Grand Scribe and Grand Treasurer, r have discharged that duty, and are pleased to state we tiud no error ; but that the reports read ' before you, correspond with the books of their respective offices?therefore, tindiug the reports t correct, recommend their adoption. We find on comparing this with the previous report, that our beloved Order is maintaining its strength, if not progressing. We are also happy , to perceive an absence of the common complaint in regard to incompletness and inaccuracy of the quarterly returns, and hope it may so continue hereafter. In regard to defaulting Divisions, we recommend that the G. W. P., instruct his Deputies nearest those Divisions, to revive them if possible, and if not, to collect the books and property, and report at the next Session of the Grand Division. All of which is respectfully submitted. J. G. SCIIORB, S. G. BARKLEY, TIIOS. McCULLY. A resolution instructing our Representatives to the National Division, to obtain, if possible, permission for Subordinate Divisions to meet less frequently, was offered by Brother J. G. Schorb, and laid on the table until the nest meeting. Brother J. E. B. Evans offered the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted by a rising vote. 1st Rtsolocd, That the thanks of the Grand Division, be and are hereby tendcrd to the brethern of Fairfield Division, No. 13, for the use of their Hall, and for the kind reception and attention given to us at this session. Una Kcsoivea, 'mat the tbanKs ot tne urana Division, are hereby tendered to the ladies and citizens of Winnsboro' for the hospitality and kindness extended towards the members of this body, at this meeting of the Grand Division. 3rd Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Division are due, and are hereby, tendered to those Rail Road companies, which passed the members, to and from the place of meeting for one fare. The Grand Division then receded from business, until this afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Afternoon Session. The Grand Division met pursuant to adjournment, and resumed business, Dr. J. A. Walker acting as G. W. P.; W. L. DePass, as P. G. W. P.; J. Smith Phillips, as G. C. ; J. C. C. Feaster, as G. Sentinel, and Dr. H. J. Neill, as Grand Chaplain. No other new business being offered for the consideration of the Grand Division, verbal reports as to the state of the Order, in tVm uottoto] S11 Knrd in at a rHoiainns rpnrpsf>nff>d. were called for; when quite a number of Representatives occupied the floor successively. for an hour or two, with sustained, if not increasing interest, to the last. The following resolutions submitted by brother J. G. Schorb, were adopted, viz : Resolved. That the proceedings of this Session he published in the Yorkville Enquirer, and thai two copies be furnished to each Division in the Slate. Resolved, That the efforts of the YoRRVlLLE Enquirer in the cause of Temperance, meets our hearty approbation ; and we recommend it to the patronage of all true friends of Temperance The Grand Division then at a late hour, on motion, adjourned, after the usual closing ceremony, to meet at Cheraw, S. C., on the fourth Wednesday, (28th) of April next, at 10 o'clock A. M. B. D. TOWNSEND, G. S. Pistdlant0iis^f^ms SUT LUVOSOOD'S BOS. BY S?L, OF TENNESSEE. "Boys, I nc7er told eny on ye ove my dog scrape, did I?" "No, Sut, not as we knows on : you've mixed up dog so in all yer doins that we can't tell adzactly what dog scrape ye mean." "Well, I mean ole 'Stuff-Gut.' Did eny on ye ever see'im ?" "No." 'Well, ye missed a site. He wur a powerful dog, an sometimes ye'd think that he wur two 01 three dogs, ef ye'd seed him eat; not a countin ove his tail, fur he hedn't eny. When he wur a pup, Dad, durn him, tuck 'im tu a strawcutter, jamed his starn clost up to the frame ove the cussed gulotine, and fotch down the nife, an thar lay the hole tail in the troft, like a letter S, and there run the pup a youlin like aj hound, and his starn looked like you'd busted a ripe tomatis onto it. Well, it changed his looks mitely, and his nater more. Now as to his looks, rite onto the spot whar his tail ortor to staid, thar growd a bunch ove stiff, ash cullered bristles, what pinted every way like onto a split broom with the rappin cut loose, and rite in the rnidil ove all this fussy lookin patch ove har, the pint ove his back bone, kivered with a gristil, stuck out like onto a pidgin's aig, case he sot onto hit so much.? Well, the afar looked mity sassy and fite like, eny how, purticulerly when he were a struttin up tu a big strange dog tu smell ove'm. It made his sturu look hier than his shoulders, purpendiculei and squar; an he hed a | a way ove walkin slow an soiem like I'd seed young fellers do at camp meetin when approaching ove a gall at the spring with thai stud-hoss close on, agwine sorter side ways an mity keciful. I've seed little hogs go through the same motions, wun in a peach orchard aod tother in the lane, when they that they wanted to fite, and wud a dun it but for the fence what wur atween em. I never found out that he wur good fur eny thing but to keep bred frum moulding and meat frum spilin; an when he wanted to show glad, as he hed no tail to wag, he wagged his hole stum an his hine feet slipped about on the groun, sorter like a fashunabil gall walks when she thinks sum he feller is looking at er. He wur cullured adzactly like a mildewed sadil skirt, and he kerried his years on a nowin sort of cock, like onto a mule's when he is skeered. He'd whiskers round his eyes, an on his hine legs, an must had a powerful active consince, fur he wur the meanest countinenced dog I ever cnofl in inn l!fi? Nnw us til his natpr. vnu cud never set 'im ontoeny thiDg you wanted tu, an cudn't call 'im ofen eny thing he got arter on his own accord. He wur skeered all the time, an stud redy to tud or to steal as the chances mout be; and takin 'im altogether he wur jist the rite sort ove a dog to belong to me, not worth a durn, an orter been killed aforo his eyes got open. "Well, Stuff-Gut, he follered me tu town wun day, jist case I didn't want him tu; an while I wur gittin on a hed ove steam at the doggery, he started roun town on a stealin expedition ove his own, an like his cussed fool owner got hisself inter a fust rate scrape an skare without half tryin, an in less nor no time at that I hed gin myself a shake in the doggery, an hear the whiskey iu me slosh, X know'd I hed my load abord, so I cum out i inter the street nw?the fust thing I seed he cum tarin down the street fifteen times fastter nor I thot he cud run, jist abowin ove ; himself, his years sot flat onto his neck, an his bristles all sot like a black pearche's top fin, his eyes shut up fast an tite. and hed on a sort ore harness made outer strings, sorter like the set 1 >ad wore when he acted Hoss, an he wur haulin ove an old stage lantern and hit filled with wet powder an sot on fire. Now the sparks and the scizliu, an the dust an the ratlin, an the youlin, au growlin, an barkin, an the eighty-nine ur ninety dogs ove all kinds what wur a chasin o:c him, made sum seusashun. Well?it?did. Whew-w-w. Whon I seed him pass without nowin me, 1 thot ove Dad's hornet tribulation, and felt that thar wur such a thing as a retribution at last; and then I got mad au looked roun fur som wun to vent rath on, an seed a long lcggca cuss, sorter or trie Jjovengooa stripe, with his hat cocked before, sittin a straddil ovca horse-rack, a swingiu his legs an a singing? "Rack, back Davy, rarin up behine, i'ou show me your foot, and I'll show you mine." Thinks [ you'll do; ef you didn't start my dog on that hellward experdition ove his'n, yu'll du to put it on eny how, so here goes. Sez I: 'Mister what-hed-tny-dog-duu tu-yu.' He pade no tention, but kep on a singin? "Rnck, back Davy, daddy shot a bar, Shot 'im in the eye, and never totch a hair." I seed it wur no use tryin tu breed a quarrel ; so that I mout be able tu breed a fitc, an I jist lent him a alatharin calamity, rite whar his snout commenced a sproutin from atween his eyes, with a ruff rock about the size over a goose aig. Hit fotch 'im ! He drapped ofen the hoss rack, but hilt a squirrel holt onto the pole with his paws an i i i_ i T . j nine ieei, an nung Dacx aown. i jumped hed fust through atweeD his belly an the pole; my heft broke his holt, and we cum tu the ground a fitin?me ondermost, an turned heads an tails. So the fust thing I did was tu shut my jaws onto a mouthful ove his steak, ni onto the place where yer foot itches to go when yu ar in kickin distance of a fop. He fitmitily fur the chance he had but I soon seed he had a cross ove bar in 'im, fur he cudent stand ticklin behind, ef it mout be called tiklin at all; for every time he got his hine legs onder him, he tried his durndest tu jump loose, but my holt hilt, au we would take our fust position agin. I thot ove a box ove matches what I had in my pocket, so I fotch the whole boxful a rake on o' the gravel; an stuffed em all a blazin onto one ove the pockets in his coat tail. Now, mind, he now'd nuthin ove these perseedins, fur his mind wur exercised powerful about the hurtin I wur a helpin im tu behine. I now'd hed soon , show strong signs ove wantin tu go. So the fust big rare he fotch arter the fire reached his hide, Ijist let my mouth fly open?so? an he went ! his hole tale in a blaze ! Rite here, boys, I must tell yu sumthin I didn't no myself, ur durn me ef I hedn't let him ; beat me inter a poultis, afore I'd a sot him i afire?I'd seed him durn'd fust. The thot i on it steers me yet. He had two pounds i ove gun powder in tother pocket, a takin home tu a shootin match. Well, he aimed tu run past a peddlin waggin, what was a standin in the street, with a fust rate set ove old live hoss bones atween the shafts, . while the Yankee wus in the doggery, a firin up tu leave town. Jist as he got clost to the , carryall, the powder cotch fire, an soonarterwards went off, an so did he, head fust, frog fasion, rite thru the top load ove tin war.? He lit a runnin ten foot tuther side; his coat tails wur blown off tu his shoulders, the hine end of kis galluses wus raped round his neck, the tale ove his shurt wus loose, an up in the air thirty feet, still a riziu and blazin like a komit, his britches hung loose on the front side, like unto a forked aprun, while the sittin part ove em wus blow'd tu kingdom cum, and so wur everything else belongin to that regin, while his back was as black as a side ove upper lether. It rained tin buckets, an strainers, an tin cups, an pepper boxes, an pans, an stage horns, all over that street for two minits and a half. Now that explosion, an the tin war a ratlin an a rainin, made a rite pearte noise, specially ove a still day; in fac, enuf to wake up the old boss' bones an gin him the idear that he'd best leave town quick; so he laid his years back an straitened his tail an shot. He made kindlin-wood outen the i waggin again a sine-post, and betuck hisself 1 tu the woods, streeched out about twenty feet long, an not mor'n three feet high on the withers, with jist about enuf harness ; stickin tu him tu make a collar for a bell sow. Thar was wun cussed nutmeg makin ' Yankee broke plum up, an I'm durned glad ove it. Old Rack Back Davy, the hossrack 1 man, made fur the river, an I follered tu the banktu see ef he had'ntdrowned hisself; but no, sir ! Thar he war, about the middle eve the ruver, a swiminfur tuther bank, 1 jist a splitin the water wide open, an his busted britches legs a ho:tin arter him. He looked over his shoulder every other lick 1 like he spected tu see the devil; his face wur a black as a pot, septa white ring round his eyes, and the smoke was still risin frum araung the stumps ove his burnt har. His hed, boys, in that ruver, wus the ugliest, scuriest, and savidgest site I ever seed or spec tu see in this wurld, eny how. I dreams ove it yet o' nights, and it skars the swet outen me. I seed a lot ove fellers a fishin onder the bank, so I thot I'd help him on a leetle faster, and hollered, "ketch the murderer, five hundred dollars an a big boss reward. He's killed an oman an nine chil dreD, an 1 spec a dog, an like tu whipped anuther plum tu ilelh." They jumped inter thar cunoes and tuck arter him, openin on his trail like a pack ove houns. The last I ever seed ove him he wur a rackin up the tother bank, on his allfour, an looked mitily like an ole bar what had jist cum outen a harrycane. He still kept up his lookin back, an I speck wus the wust scared man iu the wuild, an ef he ain't ded, he'srunnjo yet. The idear now begin to soak through ! my har that owin to the fuss Stuff Gut and i me bed raised, that perhaps I'd better scoot, | less they mout want me. So I left in aj peart trot, an soon got on ole Stuff's trail.? It war like a waggin hed been drug upside ! j down by a par ove runaway mules, and the ! | dry grass an leavei, an in sum places the fences, wur sot afire. He tuck to the mountains, an turn'd wolf, and tuck up the trade of sheep killin for a livin, and the hole settlement is now out arter his skalp. That trip tu town, like thecuttin-box, has changed his dispcrsition again, all showing the powerful changes that kin be made in even a ! dog. I cum outen that scrape purty well, yet I hed to shrw the family dispersition tu make d d fools ove thar sefs.' How, Sut ? 'Why, I ought to a toated off a lode of that pcrmiscus tin war. Oughtent I V A BACHELOR'S LIFE. A bachelor's life is merry and free, Ilia heart is not shrouded with care ; He has no children climbing his knee, And squalliug and crying out "Pa." But his days roll on like a pleasant dream, And are calm as a summer's sky, And serenely he glides down time's hasty stream 'Till the springs of his life are dry. lie has no wife who uses sweet words, Who calls him "my dear" and "my honey!" Who warbles her voice like the song of the birds, Whenever?she want's any money ; Who kisses and hugs him and says "my love, I want a new honnet and dress And thus it goes on till the benedict finds He has got in a terrible mess. But a bachelor's life is untrammeled and free, As the greatest of earthly kings ; While the married man must his wife obey, And pack up and be off to the springs. And while the old bachelor's laughing in glee, And basking in pleasure's smile, The married man is called by n voice? "My dear take care of this child." Then the bachelor's life is the life for me, In this sorrow-clad sphere of ours ; I wish to wander untrammeled and free And taste earth's beautiful flowers. Let other's seek to repose in bliss 'Neath the shade of the marriage tree; But eive me. in a world like this. A bachelor's life so free. WORK ON A SUGAR PLANTATION. A correspondent who spent the last winter on a sugar plantation in Louisiana, gives us the following interesting account of the planting, cultivation and manufacture of the sugar crop in that State : Last winter most of my time was spent on a cotton plantation in Louisiana. I found that upon a well cultivated plantation the product was about 2,400 pounds of sugar, and 2,000 pounds or 160 gallons of molasses per acre, and upon the plantation that I was visiting, their mill produced one thousand gallons of juice per hour, about twenty hours in a day, giving ten hogsheads of sugar, or 12,000 pounds, and twenty barrels of molasses, or 800 gallons, weighing twelve pounds pe:: gallon. In Louisiana the cane never ripens, and therefore is allowed to grow as long as it can be done with safety from frosts. In the latter part of October they commenced by saving their seed, that is by cutting the cane they need for planting, and securing it, by placing it in mats, so called, on the ground, say twenty feet by forty, resting it on an embankment, with the buts on the ground at an angle of about twenty degrees, and leaving a mass of tops on the surface, a foot deep, and forming a perfect protection from frost. Next they commence taking off thin crops. Tilwerc noorrn Vina of. oil fimoa ?n Vila nnsaPQ. "'w; o ? r" sion a cane knife, like a butcher's cleaver, and kept very sharp. With the back of the knife he knocks off the dry leaves, and cuts off the stalk as of no value where the leaves are green. Should a frost come while they are tnakiug sugar, the work is stopped, and all hands are employed winnowing the cane iu the fields, as a fermentation commences immediately, if it is allowed to stand. After making the sugar, they commence planting, which is done once for three years. No manure is used. It is planted by burying two lines of cane in a plough furrow, and cultivated like corn in rows, seven feet apart. The fourth year the land is put in corn and peas. After the corn is gathered the stalks and peas are ploughed in, and the land is ready for cane again. The cane is as certain as any large crop we have. The unusual cold for three winters past has diminished the crop from 440,000 hhds. in 1853, to 73,000 last year. But this year the crop will be 250 to 300,000 hhds., and if we have a mild winter may be as larsre next year as in 1853, when the planters sold their molasses for four cents a gallon or three pounds for a cent. The high price of molasses the past season was altogether from speculation.?Boston Traveler. A Hard Customer.?A friend who has been travelling recently in South-western fi-pnroMn hoard nf n man now livinc down in ? O ? Lowndes county, whose career has been remarkable for more "hair-breadth escapes" and "imminent dangers" than usually fall to the lot of one individual. When a boy, he was caught in the woods by a panther, dreadfully lacerated and covered up for dead by the animal, which then went in pursuit of I another boy who was with him at the time.? His comrade, however, escaped and brought succor to him. Next he was bitten by a rattlesnake and recovered. Then he was struck by lightning and for a while laid out. Afterwards he was partially ground up in a sugar mill, but though badly mutilated, survived the casualty. Subsequently he got into a quarrel with a man and killed him, for which he served out a term in the penitentiary ! He is now waiting to see what will "turn up" next. Our informant 6ays this is no fancy sketch but positive facts, though they may not be stated exactly inthe order of their occurrence.?Macon Citizen. . Ecfr He knows his nose. I knew he knows his nose. He said I knew he knew his nose; and if he said he knew I knew he knew his nose, of course he knows I know he knows his nose. . . Charles Dickens on Horses.?I object to the personal appearance of the horse. I protect against the conventional idea of beauty as attached to that animal. I think his nose too long, his forehead too low, and his legs (except in the case of a cart horse) ridiculously thin, by comparison with the size of his body. Again, considering how big an animal he is, I object to the contempt| ible delicacy of his constitution. Is he not the sickliest creature in creation ? Does any child catch cold as easily as a horse ? Does he not sprain his fetlock, for all his appearances of strength, as easily as I sprain my ankle ? Furthermore, to take him from another point of view, what a helpless wretch he is ! No fine lady requires more constant waiting 011 than a horse. Other animals can make their own toilette; he must have a groom. You will tell me that this is because we want to make his coat look artificially glossy. Glossy! come home with me, and see my cat?my clever cat, who can groom herself! Look at your own dog! see how the intelligent creature curry-combs himself with his own honest teeth Then, again, what a fool the horse is?what a poor nervous fool! He will start at a piece of white paper in the road, as if it were a lion. His one idea, when he hears a noise he is not accustomed to, is to run away from it. What do you say to those two common instances of the sense and courage of this absurdly overpraised animal ? I might multiply them by two hundred, if I chose to exert my mind and waste my breath, which I can never do. I prefer coming at once to my last charge against the horse, which is the most serious of all, because it affects his moral characicr. I acouse him boldly, in his capacity of servant to man, of slyness and treachery. I brand him publicly, no matter how mild he may look about the eyes, or how sleek he may be about the coat, as a systematic betrayer, whenever he can get the chance, of the confidcnce reposed in him. A Story from Munich.?The Courier de Paris relates the following somewhat sin- \ gular and not very probable anecdote: "A gentleman, walking through the Charles \ Strasse, at Munich, and having on his arm a large cloak, happened to stop opposite the office of the Monte de-Piete. He was immediately accosted by a woman?one, it appears, of several who watch near those establishments at Munich for the purpose of gaining a trifling sum by pledging articles for persons who feel ashamed of entering those places themselves. 'Ah ! mein herr,' said the woman, 'you do not like to go in there yourself, and yet you perhaps wish to pledge your cloak ? Give it to me, I will get you a good sum on it.' 'You will render me a service/ replied the gentleman, after a moment's hesitation ; take the cloak, and I will wait here until you return.' At the end of five minutes the woman returned and handed to the gentleman ten florins, the sum lent on the cloak. 'Thank you, my good woman,' said the owner of the cloak, 'and now by way of commission put these ten florins in your pocket, and take these,' giving her eleven rjre, 'and redeem the cloak and pay the interest.' "The woman was at a loss to understand all this, but she did as she was told, and on her return, as she was handing over the cloak to its owner, a company of soldiers passed by, who presented arms to the gentleman, whom the astonished woman then found was no other than King Louis. On his return to the palace his Majesty sent for his tailor, and rated him soundly for charging eighty florins for a cloak on which he could only borrow ten florins." ^There were married at Durham, C. E., on the 29th ultimo, an old lady and gentleman, involving the following interesting connections. We understand them perfectly, and hope the reader will also: "The old gentleman is married to his daughter's husband's mother-in-law, and his daughter's husband's wife's mother. And yet she is not his daughter's mother; but she is his grand-children's grand-mother, and his wife's grand-children are his daughter's step-children. Consequently the old lady is united in the bonds of holy matrimony and conjugal affection to her daughter's brother-in-law's father-in-law, and her great grand-child.en's grand-mother's stepfather; so that her son-in-law may say to his children, your grand-mother is married to my father-in-law, and yet he is not your graod-father; but he is your grand-mother's son-in-law's wife's father. ;TMs gentleman married his 6on-in-law's father-in-law's wife, and he is bound to support and protect her for life. His wife is his son-in-law's children's grand-mother, and his son-in-law's sister-in-law's grand-children's grand-children's great grand-mother." To Ascertain the State of the Lungs. ?Persons desirous to ascertain the true state of their lungs, are directed to draw in as much breath as they conveniently can; they are then to count as far as they are aisle, in a slow and audible voice, without drawing in more breath. The number of seconds they can continue counting must be carefully observed; in a consumptive the time does not exceed ten, and is frequently less than six seconds; in pleurisy and pneumonia it ranges from nine to four seconds. When the lungs are in a sound condition, the time will range as high as from twenty to thirtyfive seconds. A New Move.?:A writer in the Raleigh Standard proposes as a remedy for the hard times, that the merchants of Raleigh stay at home next spring and not go North, binding themselves to one another in writing not to order anything except groceries. He says the prices North will be high, and the good effect of not increasing their liabilities at this time will be felt for yeara to come.? Next fall (says the writer) let the merchants go North with the cash, buy their goods, and they and their customers will fee better off. No doubt of it. ^ ' . ?jSsgffiv.; f^Eara your money before you aptad <fe