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TflR r HEPI OM OF TU ' I'U S I? !TSPjE" 4BL!? p JOM THE ItlGHTS OP THE PEOPLE.
EAYETTEVJLLE, N. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16. 1858.
VOLUME XX NO. 1,014
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attention i directed to thin rquiithn.
WM. F. VIGUTMNT & CO.
Ct.EHEST G. WKIGHTi
Vttorney nt Law, Payetle-ville,5r.C.
OflRce at the corner of Bow and Green streets.
FeVy 3. 1656.
J. . SPEAKS.
VTrORXEY AT LAW,
the Ooarts of Cumberland, Ifnn
V'aks and Tohnston.
Ad Iress, Too ner, Harnett Co., N. C.
Feb. 16. 1856. 85-y
BlRTfriV F TILLER,
Attorney at Far,
F . Y B T T B V IL T, v, , S . r
May be consulted at the Law Office of Jose G. Shep
herd, Esq., on Green Street.
July 19. 185B. ' 7-tf
ATT03NGY AT L I W.
"Caa be found at the Oifii'e I'onueriy oeciijiied '
by Dr. Gilliam, on Bow Street.
F1TETTETILLE, X. C.
June 26, IS56. tf
TROY & FULLER,
Attorneys ubu louiiacdjis
AT LAW.
LU WBEuTOai A'. C.
ROBERT E. TBOV & JOHN P. FULLER, have
orined an as.-ociutiou tor the practice ot tueir proles
ion in liooessa co., only U."ETroy will also at
end tue Courts of iiiaden aud Ooluuious, and J 1
Fuller those ot'Cumoerland.
i'ueir OJice in L.umberton will be kept open at all
time3.
January 9, 1858.
83-lf
A. 1. oiiiupbeii,
ACCXIOSBKR & COMMISSION IIEKCHAXT,
East side of Gillespi street.
Fatettevillb, N. C.
) it1 ;r 1, 18."5
M A It B Is B P A C T O J Y,
Bl' GEO. LAUDER.
early opposite to E. V. Walkings' Auction Store
Fayette ville, N. C.
Oct. 1. 1856. Y
VV. H. T U St I. I G T (
General Coin.niwslou Slercliaiii.
NORTH WATER STREET,
WUnington, N C,
Will give personal attention totha sale or shipment of
all cJ'nign.n; its of .N'.ival Stores or other country
pr j 1 io-jVi I J-iy other basiuess entrusted to bis care,
will be promptly attended to.
April IS 1S7. ly
14,::0 U.. Tallow nnteif,
b'or which the highest cash price will be paid.
Od. I. ia.f A. M. CAMPBELL.
vViiite Lead and Linsred Oil, (r
sale by
S. J. HINSDALE.
63-tf
Aug. 15,
Boiling Cloth.
A constant supply of iitel Genuine An
ker ii iltiag C!.th all Nos., kept oo hand and for
sale at the lowest prices by
JAMES MARTIXE.
Jan 3d, 1858. lm 5 m af e 2w
NOTICE.
The Subscriber having at .March Term 1858, o
the Couuty Cojrt of Cumberland, taken out letf
tors of A Imiuistration upon the Estate of the late
IV.a. F. Wig.ituia.il, hereby notifies all persons in
debted to said estate to make Payment, and those
havinz claims asrainst the same to present them
within the time required by law or this notice will
be pleaded in Bar of their recovery.
G. W. WIGHTMAN, Administrator.
March 0,1858. 94-
FRESH TURNIP SEED.
FLAT DUTCH,
HEU TOP,
E.iLISU NORFOLK,
LA!i,iE GLOiiE,
RUTA BAG A,
Just received and for sale by
3. J. HINSDALE.
Jnly 11, 1857. tf
FOR, SALE.
Heavy 4-4 Beiaver Creek Sheetings.
Cotton Yarn, Warp ad Killing, Nos. 5 to 10.
ALSO.
Belt, Picker, Roller and Lace. LEATHERS.
Oils and vlaauf icturer's Findings.
Viator straiae-d. Sperm. Lard and Linseed Oils.
Sauttlie's 1st igla-(. i""re:ich Glue, Emory, Roiler
Cloth aud Glass Steps.
J . H. HALL, Pres. B. CM. Co.
July 26. 185 8-tf
P lints, Oils, Varnish, Brushes, for
Sile by
Aug. 15.
S.J. HINSDALE.
63-tf
PORK! PORK!!
ffl riBl.S. Prime Pork good article. Just re"!
ceivedby E. F. MOORE & CO. I
Oct. 2, 3t 1
worn oiLiio
The following valuable rum eslsUe, llie property of
K. O. tliill d.jo'd- is o.fijred lor saleaud cousiota oi ilie
following tracts : ;
Thai desirable place known as Home, containing
about 2ti0 acres .iritii all the improvements. This
place will btsold entire or divided, to suit purchasers,
it being probably oue of the bjst business stands in
the couutry. and is ff I :sir.ible to those wishing to
enter the mercantile business.
No , (Joiisists of a Lot and Brick Store (2 tene
ments,; in Camblelon. o.i iSridge Street ue.ir Claren
don Bridge. Mid is a very durable stand for business.
Xo 3, Is 3 acant lots in 'Janpb.Utt)ii. known in City
plot as Nos '09, 1 i I. I 12, an haif ot'lo! i i o.
No 4. Is ii. dwelling houseand lot ou llaymount,
eorner of Plankroad and Adains St. A very desira
ble residency lor the whole year.
So S, Is a Corn Mill and Steam Engine and Boiler,
of 10 or I 5 horse power. This is well r.-orth the at
tention of t!io-e living where warer power is not avail
able, and will be sold at a great bargain.
For terms apr!v to J., it,. Assirao
Ail;rn.t I. 18."7. tii-tl j
NOTICE.
Persons indebted to Jas. C MoEach'ni. as Guardia
ol the heirs of John Morrison, dec "d, art hereby re
spectfully inN.riiied. that said guard";iu. liis in a great
majority of iustances eudorsed and transfi-rred theii
notes to; the undersigm d. Also, that our urgent ne
cessities, apart Irom the reqi ireuients ol the eu iorser
compel us to collect as speedily as possible. All those
indebted will therefore oblige hs.aa l th -msclv.-s too.
by paying up immediately. We must and will sue
where the money is not forthcoming.
A. 0. MORRISON.
J. M. MOURKON'
V. V. MORRISON.
Laiirinbiirph. N. C. March 7. 1 857. 40-tt
V A. ' lv' I ii it l
respectfully iuloi-iiis Uis irie.ids. and tlir public, that he
has i. ii att i.iigo .i it.i:.liai urmk lluiidiiigs at his
Old Stand, oxpres.-ly for m iiiiuactrUi'iu'- Carriages
Thanklul for the very liberal patronage hi has received
lor tne last 11 yearn, he iiopes iy strict attention to
business, with a desiri. t give satisfaction, to merit a
continuance of tiiM same. He warrants his work to be
made ol'the iiest material and by e "per;e:ieed workmen
in each branch of the business. His work Will compare
favorably with any made in the U.ilted .-States, furueal
uess ami durability.
He is determined to sell and do any work in his line
on as good terms a a iy work done elsewhere that is as
well done. He now has o i 'rind, finished, iiie larirest
stoe k o f C A R I ! I A F.S . 1 5 A 'i ' l C 1 1 E S . 1 ! C K A W A V S
AND liL'GGIES. ever ollered i:i this jjLiee. ami a very
large toek of work nearly si n t!i . which wil! be sold
very low for Casti. or on short time to o'l nt i I custom
ers. ,?r-lle has on hand more t!':ui OVK ilUXI'fiEl)
ANI FIFTY Vehicles i i sli -d and in course of con
struction. ;?3"AI1 work nvide Ivh'nn is warranted 12 months
with fair nsnjre. and should it fail by b-i l workmanship
or material will !e r paired Tree of char-re.
Persons wishing to buy would .In well to call sad
examine fo themselves.
OHarsthAitkfnny received and promptly il tended to."
R-r liriii'i executed at short notice aud on very rea
somible terms.
Fvveltoville.Oetl 1 ASP
SCI1JEFFELIX, BROS. 4- CO.,
IJirORTEBS AND DEILEK IN - . i
DRUGS. PAINTS, OILS, PEUFUMEKY, 1
170 William St., C.r. Beektnati, N. Y.
In'ite the atteuiioo ol' I lie trade to tlu ir large and
varied stock of DRUGS, l'Al.T6, OIL,' PER
FUMERY, ic.
Ia addiriou to t'.cir regular importation of Staple
Goods they are also receiving, direct Irom the sour
ce? of production and manufacture. .-uppbes of Ti.oth.
Hair and Nail Brushes. Kronzes, l orks. Mortars,
Sponges. French and English Perfumerp. Lubiu's
Extracts, and many other articles usiuilly embraced
in Druggists Blocks, which Uiey are also enabled to
od'-r on the most advantageous terms.
Orders, either in person or by mail, will receive
proeipt attention.
Sept. 4, i8."8. 6m-pd-
1858.
FALL IMF Oil TA TIOXS
We are now receiving the largest Stock of
STAPLE & FAaSTSY D3Y GOODS,
LADIES' CLOAKS, MANTILLAS, HOOP
SKIKTS, READY-MAUL CLOTHING,
HATS, UAl'S, iJOOTS. SHOES,
UMJHIELLAS, &c,
Ever offered by ns; which will le sold at Whole
Sale cheap for cash or on the u-ual time for ap
proved paper.
Sept. 1 1 1858.
STAliK & WILLIAMS.
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IV IL MING TON CHARLOTTE S,
FUTHERFORD RAIL ROAD CO.
Til." ;. '4-il-ir Aaiin il ieet : igof the Stockholders
of this V:l"iiingt -n, Ohar.ottu t Kntiiei lord Kailroad
Co.iijia.n-. wili tie h.' Id in he i'o-.oioi' iVilmiiigioii, on
Thursday-, the 14th dav of October next.
II. V, GUiON". Prcs't,
Sept. 18. 185S. tm
WANTED.
27T Able Negro .Men wanted by thu Subscribers
-) to work on th Fayetteville and Western
Rail lload Sections 10 It ik 18 miles from KiiyetteviHe
for whom the highest price will be paid by calling on
the Subscribers ou tbe oi U
D. G.& W. McDUl FIE.
.March 27 94 tf
KEW ti'AS.t. A SO WIXTEtt DSV COOI3S.
ALEX. JOHNSON, Jr. '
HaS received and is this day receiving a large
and desiralde
STOCK OF GOODS,
era'"fiiid ng al I ihe neue t styles of
Ladies Dress Goods, Cloaks, Shawls,
Basques, Bonnets, Ribbons, Flowers,
and Trimmings, of all kinds.
FOIL GENTLEMEN.
A very de.-iraol stock of
Ready-Made Clothing, Cloths, Cassi
ineres, Vesting, Hats, C ps, Boots,
Shoes, Umbrellas, &c, &c.
Toj !ther w.ia m i.iy articles not dcem-.-d necessary
to entinicrate.
Ail ofwhich will be offered low for CASH, or on
time to such as pay when called on.
1 . ALEX. JOHNSON, Jr.
Fayetteville Sept. 25. 1858. 4t
T UR P E N T INE A N D
BT- U KSMITH. TOOiiS.
25 Doz. Br-ees' Hackers.
20 " Round Shaves.
15 " " Scrapers
10 Hacker-Stones.
10 " Ronnd Shave Stones.
25 " Hacker-Files.
ALSO.
A Large assortment of Cooper's Tools.
I would call ihe attention of purchasers to my
Hackers, Roaud Shaves and Scrapers, as they excel
any ever offered for sale iu this market.
Oct. 2. lm C. E. LEETE.
BEMOVAL. ......
THE Snlir-rili.r l.ua il.nuitml In the Store one UOO
East of 11. .t K. J I.illv?B. wiipre he liuu-. s to meet alf
his old f'neuds and to maie many new friends auC
customers. ' G. VV. I" GOLDSTON.
Augu-t 28, 1858. - ' -tf . .
FOR SALE OR RENT.
Tbe dwelling House and Lot on Hay Mounts near
the Donaldson Academy joining W J Vates and others
lately occupied by Hector McMillau Esq., with a well
of good water ifc Garden in front. It will -lie 'sold
bargain or rent-d to good tenant on reasonable terms
apply to JAS. MART1NE. '
Also the two Story Ware House on Church St. near
Presbyterian Church.
April 24, 98-tf
I1JTI FOR SALE. -JOHN
T. GIJLiIORE, now of
fers for sale a portion of his swamp lauds in the"
county ,ot tamUrlwrtu rtrt'TmrcTovFav.
eUevilK-.aiidabont I, miles east or the 04 T
River. - The entire swarap has been successfully
drained of the large body of water by which it was
heretofore covered. The land is apparently level,
being free from ridges (which are so common to
swamp lands generally! whilst there is an abundance
of tali, by which the rain water cau be carried otf
by ordinary ditches. A small, portion of the land
has been in cultivation about 7 years and those
persons who have seen' the crops, retard the land
as equal in fertility to any tiiey have seen in this
slate or elsewhere. The location is healthy." the
neighborhood good, and the access to Fayetteville
and Wilniiugtoii easy by. means of a good road Ik
miles iu length leading directly fo the river. Besides
this, it is within 3 tuMes of u beautiful little village,
upon a high and healthy Blufi". at the river, with a
Store. Ware-house and iirsf. rale landing. All which
iilford many conveniences ;0 the neighborhood. As
seveial persons have spoken of purchasing, this is
deemed a propj.r time to eail their attention to the
subject, in as mticli us there is a crop xow growing
upon a small portlou o! the land, by which they can
judge ot its production .sT-iieasonable terms will
be given to the purchaser.
Sept. 10. 1858. tf
NOTKE TO SOLDIER'S WIDOWS.
gpHE WIDOWS OF MEXtCAN Soldiers,
H mid the Widows of Soldiers who MEI
IX SEliVlt E in The war ot 1812," can have their
pensions einrtiimcd by falling ou th"e updersigued.
Congress l1;lvinrr made u l iitioiml
provision tor
tli in.
Give me the m
ii i i
geiuent of your claims, and
ii:e iiimifv siiLill Collie
ar once, or m ciiarzre.
- ,JN0. M. ROSE.
Agt. for Pt-iimons.
Jlitie 19, lSSd,- tf
Fayftti'villf
fi I CIS U y 1 A s 11 13 A NO
fg HE unuej-sigiied has made arrangements- by
E which ho is prepared to furuisli at .short no
tice, ,-iny reijired que.ntity of
No. 2 PERUVIAN GUANO,
of which will lie from direct importations, into
the Port of Wilmington, and warranted pure aud
genuine.
Orders for tl'.e above excellent fertilizer nr. so
licited, to which prompt, attention will be given.
As this is an article which docs , not admit of
being old time, cash or its rtpai vien jnust ac
poinpanv eaeli order. . liKYEULY KOSE.
Julv 17.
Is noiv ivc..'iv:,.g his
Spr:n; supuiy of
3-
Anions whicii at e
l'rints, Lawns, and l!ri!!iantcs;
Col d and Black Silks;
Irish Linens aud Diapers;
Fanner's Linen. Twilled and Plain;
Cashmere and Merino Twills; "
White and Co I'd (Jotlou Hose;
Rollins Cloths. No. to 10;
Slik and Straw Bonnets; &cr.
Yith almost every article in the Dry Goods line- all
of which has been purchased by the package at the
late sales in New York and Philadelphia:" Will be
offered cheap for cash or on time to paying customers
March 20. 93-tf
i . w i iBi'i v 'iv
Of?.. .FAMES DAVIS, having
decided on permanently lo ating in the
Towr- of Fayetteville, respectfully- offers his servi
ces to the citizens of this place nnd surroundino
country. In all the various branches of his Pro"
fessiou, including the manufacture of Mineral
Teeth, he is satisfied, after an extensive experi
ence, to which is added a thorough Dental educa
tion, that he can give entire satisfaction as far as
it is in the power of Dentistry. All irregularities
of the Teeth treated in a proper and careful man
ner, as well as diseases of the mouth, None but
the proper metals are made use of iu the various
operations. Charges will he moderate, that the
benefits of ihe Profession may be placed within
the reach of nil who may feel an interest in tbe
preserviilion of the Teeth.
over Houston's Jewelry Store, where
he wiil be found at all times.
May 15. 1858 tf
liFDST&VIDS
.I.YD C H.I IRS
For Sale at reduced prices, at the Auction Storfi
of A. ,L CAMPBELL.
Aug 21, 1358. tf
NNT 1ST. TILLinSTG-HAST
IS no v r ceiving his Fa'l supplies of the
articles. He can suiipl- Country Mercl
above
suppl-7 Country Merchants at
prices which he is sure will make it treir interest to
deal with him. !! has lor sale,
SO china tea-sets,
1300 D z. Common Cups and Saucers,
500 " Fine do. do.
100 " Dishes,
200 Covered Dishes,
100 Doz. Pitchers,
800 " Plates,
1000 " Tumblers and Goblets,
7li looking-glasses,
Coffee Mills, Toy Locomotives, and Yan
kee Clocks by the box.
And other goods in proportion.
!CFfn or Jer to give time to have goods "WELL
PACKED, country merchants should buy their
Crockery FIRST.
Sept. 4. 2m
FALL AND WINTER GOODS.
JUST received a large and splendid Stock of Sta
ple Dar Goons, Hardware, Boots, and Shoes, Hats,
and Caps and Sadi.krv.
Oct. 2. lm C. E. LEETE
KNIVES AND FORKS.
WHITE HAUD, with 2 prong steki. FORKS, at
$1 and 1 2." per Set ;
Do..
witn 6 prong
do., SI
50, $1 75, and
i per set;
' And a variety of ot hers at 75 cts. to 2 50
Rome ofwhich are of snpKRrnn oit a mtv
per f-et
Ivory handle Knives, with stem, or plated Forks,
Or alo.nk. at S3 tQ e 50 per set or dozen.
I For sale at the -Crokery Store"
' W. N. TILLING HAST.
' Oct. 2. . . , !,'' 2m -.' -
fcJW3"tSiar -r-"ttji.-r--
Cups, Tea Sota, Goblets, Spoon Holders,
.Butter Dishes, Batter Knives, Mo
lasses Cups, Napkin Bings,
Tea Bells, Pie Knives,
Sugar Tongs, and
. Spoons.
FRENCH
FORKS,
AND
SPOONS,
of all sizes. For sale i.ow at the '-Crot-kerv Store."
Oct. 2. -3ml . W. N. TILLINIiGAST.
THE SCBSCItlBEl!,
fl
AVIN'G TAKEN THE STOflE RECENTLY
occupied bv G. W. I. Goldston. Eso.". (one door
West of H. L. Myrover & Co. ) oilers a complete and
carelully selected stock of ..
FAMILY GROCERIES AXD FARMERS'
SUPPLIES.
COEFEE. -SUGAR, (every variety) FLOUR, MOL
ASSES, Svrup, (S. II.) Bacon. Lard; Dntter,
Cheese. Vinegar, (White) Soap, Meal, Pep
per, Gittgvr, Spice. Pickles. Suutf
Candies, Vinegar. (Ci
der) Fish.
ROPE, BAGGING. SALT. NAILS, TOBACCO,
Shoes, lilaukets, Kerseys.
Wh'ch I offer for cas, or on short time to prompt
paying customers. Couutry produce taken iu ex
change. 1 am detm miaed to sell cheap; calj and see for your
selves. - C. B. COOK.
Oct. 2 ' -3t '
GROCERIES. '
50 Bags Rio, Laguira and Java Coffee.
25 Bbls."rushed and Grauutated Su .jar.
50 Kegs Xails.
10 Boxes Stareh.
25 Boxes Tobacco, assorted.
50 M Cigars $G to $90 per M.
ALSO,
Spice, Pepper, Ginger, Sugar House
.-Syrup, Vinegar, Srin'l','
Butter, Water and Soda Crackers.
C. E- LEETE.
FISH. .IA D BdCOJV,
50 Bis. Xo. 1 Ilerrsug;
i'j IH.Is. No. 3 Mcckerel;
2. i ' do. do.;
25 " - Pokk,
v - ALSO
Cheese, Lard, Butter, add Cox Herrings.
Oct 2. lin . ' C. E. LEETE.
FALL AND WINTER.
JVEIV GOODSj"W dOOJJS.'.'
Is receiving the Largest Stock of
Staple knd Fancy Dry Goods,
Ever before olforcd by hiia, which embraces all the
LATEST STYLLS OF
LADIES &- GEn,KJIESS D it ESS GOODS.
Among them will lie found.
RICH SILK AXD DELAIXE PATTERNS, of the
latest style.
A large lot. FREXCIl MUIUXOS. together with every
shade of SOLID DLLAIX HS, ail wool.
A large assorftnent of French, English and American
PRINTS. DEIiAGKS, and other goods for
Travelling Dresses. A large lot of
HANDSOME EMBROIDERIES.
A sreat variety of Ladies SHAWLS and CLOAKS,
BOINETS, French ARTIFICIALS, RIBBON'S, &c.
A handsome stock of
HATS, CAPS. BOOTS and SHOES. KERSEYS,
! NeghO Blvnkeis. and all other goods belonging to a
Dry-(Joods Store.
AH the citizens, and everybody that visits the old
T.w;i. will confer a favor by eal ling on the subscriber
and loo'tiug through his stock, whether they purchase
or not . J. C. POE.
Sept. 25 2m
USEFUL ARTICLES.
fTSLUID, Oil and Lard L mps:
Britlania and Brass Candlesticks;
Superior Steel Sautters;
Brittania Castors, Tea Pots and Coffee Pots;
Hrittania SPOONS and LADLES;
Brittania Communion Sets Goblets and Cups:
Tinned Iron Spoons and Ladles;
Planished Tin Coffee Urns aud Pots. Tea Pots;
Oyster and Beef Steak Dishes, and Dish Covers;
Waitbbs, of ail sizes and shapes.
Fixe Scissors; large for cutting, small for embroid
cr ; R zors aud Pocket Knives;
B:sli.-I-! Ilaskt-ts!
for all purposes;
COPPBE MILLS,
Iron and Stone Morters;
Stone Crocks; Tin Ware;
Cedar Tubs, Pails. Churns and Bowls;
Coun'er Scales, to weigh i to 54(t lbs;
Family Scales, to weigh every ounce to 4 lb;
Cocoa Dippsrs; H tir and Wire Seives;
T;iile Mats; Feather Dusters;
l)ust Puns; Curtain Pins;
Hand aud Tea Bells,
Music Portfolios; Ladies Work Boxes; Rosewood
Toilet Boxes;
Lailies' Leather Bags, (large;)
White Satin Beads and White Cut Beads, for
fancy work;
Porte Monaies, entirely of leather, a superior article;
Electric Polishing Powder; Boy's Saws; Corkscrews.
A great variety of other useful articles, too tedious
to mention. Come s.nd soe for yourselves at the
' Crockery Store. N. TILL 1 NGH AST.
Oct. 2. . - -Sm
BUTTER! "BUTTER!!
LOT OF PRIME GOSHEN
For sale by C. B.
COOK.
Oct. 2
$10,00 IDE77".mZ.
E M UNA WAY from the sucriber. a mnllato girl
UM named KM MA FREEMAN. I will eive the
above reward of S10,00 to any one wfco will arrest
aud confine her in Cumberland Jail, so that I can get
her JOHN T. WEIGHT.
Oct. 9, -3fc
NORTH CAROLINIAN:
FA YE TTE VILLE, N. C.
From the Macon Telegraph.
-A Statesman's Some.
As the traveler passes over the
fJenro-id
Rail Road from Atlanta to Ans-osta. lie will
obst-rve on llie ftnitimtt oFa ridsre on the out
skirts of the village of Crawfordsville, a two
story wooden house well shaded by a prove of
venerable oaks, and with a lawn in front gently
sloping to the south, planted with no great re
gard to order in shrubbery and fruit trees.
The house is without any pretension to mod
ern architectural style but is built after the
fashion and in conformity with thejplans of the
xhis moacst mansion, with its novel and at-t
tractive surroundinjjs, is the domicil of a gen
tleman who has occupied no small share of
public attention for the last fifteen years. He
is ktiwwn lo his immediate circle of friends ns
"Aleck" to his neighbors and qequnintnnces
of Taliaferro county as "Squire Stephens"
and to the Republic at large as "Stephens of
Georgia." The name of Alexander H Ste
phens, is a household word in the Eighth Con
gressional District.
Mr Stephens began to practice law in Craw
fordsville, about the year J834, and boarded in
the family of the estimable gentlemen, who re
sided in, and owned the house to which we have
referred above. At his death, Mr Stephen"
whs left his Executor, and at the sale of 'the
real Estate, became the purchaser of the house
and twenty acres of laud adjoining and has
resided there since that time when not an at
tendant on public duties at Washington. Un- j
til recently no materia! changes were made in '
the house, and even now to the front view it
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iiii ijihiii columns. em'ni rooms. iinssnirA in
the miiidle, Lc. Recently, two rooms intended
for library and be1 chamber, and a small and
airy passage have been added to the house.
North ot the mansion and on the slope of a
hi'l is the Gulden, Orchard and Vineyard, and
if a visitor in the month of Angnst should tar
ry a day in the quiet village near by, and should
gratify a paidonnble curiosity by looking over
the place, he will find a well selected and choice
variety of fruits peaches, pears, apples, staw
berries, grapes, &c. While strolling over the
Garden, if the visitor will cast his eve North
Eastward, he will see the smoke curling from
the chimneys of a farm house about two miles
distant and on the highest point of laud iu the
circuit of his vision.
This is the treasured spot above all others to
Mr .Stephens It is his family homestead, the
place where his grandfather settled shortly
after the Revolution the place where his fa
ther lived and died, and the place upon which
the Statesman was born. A ride of half hour
over a broken but beautiful country will bring
you to the farm, and on the right of the road
and but a short distance from the farm build
ings, on the top of a hiil, is the spot where his
father lived. The buildings have all been re-
moved, and there are no tra es to the eve of a
stranger left to mark the spot, but they are
iudelibly impressed upon the memory of Mr
Stephens. Just under that clump of trees is
tiie spring still flowing pure and free, from
which he drank, near by is the grove of wide-
spreading oaks under whose refreshing and
friendly shade he was accustomed to nlav and
all around are the hills nvervwhich he clamber
ed when a boy. All these mementoes of youth
are treasured recollections with a man whose
name is famous for eloquMice, learni'.g and pa-
Triousm. irom me Arosioou to the Kio Urande. ;
And it is refreshing to observe the influences of j
home and hearth and youthful associations, '
upon so exalted a nature and such a lofty in-;
teilect to see a great man with such affections
glowing, spreading and kindling with tremu-
Ions feeling over the recollections of early home j
and boyhood, in thislutilitarian, practical, un-l
romantic age, makes one feel and know thatj
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me srreat events wiin wnicn oiu story rmsrs
are not all vain and hollow. Reader, pardon j
the episode. The farm, at the deaih of the i
father of Mr Stephens, was sold and went into j
possession of stranr.ers to the blood, but as
soon as the young lawyer secured the means he
re-purchased the old homstead. The lands have
been in cultivation for more than a half century,
but by a judicious system of mauuriiiff, ditching
and drainage, many fields which were turned
out as exhausted and worthless, have .been re
claimed, and under the improved methods of
cultivation, yielded a return for labor almost
equal to virgin soil. About four miles west of
Cra wfordsville, and in full view of the Rail
Road may be seen the vineyard of Mr Ax. who
has been so successful in making wine from our
native grape.
The experiments of Mr Ax with the grape
conclusively demonstrate that Middle Georgia,
in a climate and soil, is peculiarly adapted to
the cultivation of the vine, and that vineyards
may be made a source of revenue to the Geor
gia Planter. Acting upon this idea, Mr Ste
phens has made an auspicious beginning his
vines at his home aud farm place are thrifty
and promising, and if the seasons are propitious
next year, we shall not be surprised to see and
hear treqnent mention made by connoisenrs of
the marvellous flavor and fruity virtnes of Ste
phens' Catawba of the vintage of '59. So mote
it be.
We understand that Mr Ax, has a larsre
supply of superior wines for sale. The dry
Catawha of the vintage of '56 being the best.
This last having passed muster in Washington
and Savannah, places, where to nse ythe lan
guage of a friend about another matter, there
are many good judges.
The chief charm, however, of the old house
and its appurtenances agreeable as they are, is
in the host. Liet a stranger visit this hospita
ble home see the devotion of his servants
Ihe love and affection of his friends his simple,
unaffected and charming manners listen to
his words of wisdom, his instrnctive conversa
tion his agreeable reminiscences of past times
aud the great men who figured on the stage of
ictiu when he first entered the political arena
let him learn from his neighbors, as he surely
will, of his profuse charities, his neighborly
kindness, and he will not wonder why Alexan
: der H. Stephens is so much loved, revered, and
j honored among those who have known him
i longest aud best.
Character of a Frontiersman 2V r
Some idea of the reckless character of tb
persons who infest our frontiers, may be infer- ,
ted fri.iii the following incidents related bjr-'i
Mm. Emory, Ut ited Slates Army, in hi re-:!
port of the United States aud Mexican bou-,J
daryr- ' - ' ; - :
"One evening," (says the Major.) "seTeral
gentlemen, among them a retired officer of tbe
tillibnsteis, were ei joying the delicious twilight .
or that climate on the bank of the river, (Kie '
Grande.) opposite the point where was usually, ' ,
posted a picket guard, detached from a Mexican
military station four miles distant. The guard " i' ' j
of ten 'nen were set-n to approatrh the jacal, -
disiiiount, tie their horses, and stretch them- . - "
selves on their blankets, some to sleep,' Others, , j'"?
to smoke, but none particularly to watch. r y i .
was or a jocose charade?, directed at thT ex- ' '
ipense of the yoang American , filibuster who
j had joined in the t aravtignl revolution, wliteh
, had just ended with such signal advantages to
the re.irular Mexican troops A little nettled
probably, at what had passed, he offered a
wager of one hundred dollars that he would
cross in a boat and take the guard, single-handed.
His wuger not be'ug accepted he offered
to bet 'drinks for the party. Some persons,
not dreaming he was iu earnest, indiscreetly
took the bet.
"The absence of the filibuster was scarcely
noticed, and the conversation about other
subjects had continued for nearly an hour,
when it was interrupted by the sharp reports of
a revolver, and a yell which reverted from
shore to shore, giving the impression of many
voices; these were quickly followed by the rol
ling tire of a platoon cf musketry, aud then all
was silent . Could that be S V asked one.
"Impossible!' was the reply. 'It would be
just like him.'. said a third. Shortly after, a
"oi containing nu or mice men, was sceu iu.
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across the rapid current from the shadow
of the high bluff ot; the American side. As it
approached the opposite side, its occupants,
not wishing to violate the usages of the guard,
called out in Spanish they were friends, going
to see what was the matter. 'Mailer? II '
answered a voice in English, 'come here and
help me to drive these mustangs in the river.'
They found the guard dispersed, and S with
one aim shattered by a musket ball; with the
other he was trying to lead all the ten horses
to the river shore." Winsboro Register.
Country Papers Their Use.
Country papers are of much more use
than the people imagine.
They aid in directing public attention to
I matters in which every citizen of the country
is more or less interested. 7
They contribute, in a variety of ways, to
the formation of public opinion on subjecs of.
public interest. '
They aid in giving character and importance
to the county iu which they are published.
They stimulate a taste for reading, and dis
seminate, in the course of one year, a vast
amount of useful information which would
reach a uortiou of their readers throuch
not
any
ntlipr , diannel
They are of essential use in a family in fos-
tering a taste for reading among children.
Country papers enjoy an advantage in this res-
pect over papers published at a distance; be-
cause many of their items are of a local interest
which naturally attracts a child's attention.
I he advertising columns of these papers are
particularly attractive to this class of readers.
Country papers, by the local information they
contain, are often the means of drawing new
and valuable citizens to the county
in which
they are published.
To the objection we do not unfrequently hear
urged against the support of country papers
that the price charged for them is too high, it
may be replied, that the price at which the pa-,
per can be afforded, depends mainly upon the
number of subscribers. The chief expense in
the publication of a paper, consists in setting
up the matter, one thousand, or even ten thous-
. , rt - , . IT .1
aud copies can be furnished at a very small ad
dition to the cost over and above that of com
position. The Unacclimated at New Orleans. The
New Orleans Delta warns strangers of the fa
ta! folly of going to that city at present, and
adds:
With a spirit akin to madness, hundreds of
adventurers have come to the city within the
last few days. The admissions into the Charity
Hospital are large, and many of the cases late
ly admitted are, we learn, tinacclimated persons
fresh from regions where the atmosphere is pure
and healthy Whenever an epidemic occurs
in New Orleans, the idea possesses those abroad
seeking to better their fortunes, or desirous of
obtaining employment, that there is a demand
for labor of all kinds, and a rushing business
can be secured if they only brave the perils of
the fever, and, in the words of the old sajing,
"take time by the forelock." They mistake
tbe beckoning of death for that of Mammon,
in a wild hunt after the almighty dolls r. Many
an enterprising and ambitious young man, who
was not content to let well enough alone at
home, ar.d ruohed into the midst of an epidem
ic, always most fatal as the season advances,
soon paid the penalty of his rashness. He
leaped upon the levee from the deck of the
steamer, vigorous, buoyant, filled with rainbow
visions of the future in a few days he was
cold and rigid, within the precincts of Cypress
Grove. Many, did we say? Yes, thousands
have thus voiuhtarily become victims of the
deadliest of our setni-trcpical diseases. ,And
now shutting their eyes to the danger that
threatens them, heedless of warning and the
experience of all acquainted with the melan
choly facts we have just stated, again strangers
are coming to the city.
A Bieth is the Stage. During a ' recent
trip of the stage from San Antonio to Indtan
ola when about four miles this side of San An
tonio, a lady pasenger gave birth to a fine boy.
There were four men passengers in the stage at
the time. This event caused considerable stir
amon" the passengers but the driver knew
nothing of the mutter until the stage stopped
for a change of horses. The mother and the
..i.ild are now stopping in our city, doing well.
Beat this who l can. Indiaiwla Texas) Cour
ier. i
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