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THE LITTLE BIRD UNDER MY WIN-
' y BY EUGENE H. MITNDAT.
A little bird under my. window
- Piisotred, and enrbed of bis wing :
" Is waking my spirit to gladness.
f jThrilling bis soug to the Spiing.
lie knows not of steams that have riven
Chains of the fierce yinter king,
; Aid, filliug the groves with their laughter,
'C M Sparkle a welcome to Spiing. '
He sees not the sweet fragile flowers.
Rich in the graces they bring.
Now coyly unveiling their beauties, .
Blushing a welcome to Spring, )
He hears not the grand choral anthems
Soogsters of freedom now sing.
While f resi and meadow are waving,
Waviug a welcome to Spring. .
114 sees bok the walls of the eity . '
f Hears but the hum and the rinf
Of the mart and the loom aud the anvil.
Grimly saluting the Spring
Yet the little bird under my window
Prisoned, and curbed of his carols,
Is tbrilliug a welcome to Spriug.
! Triling ! triling ! v
Triting a welcome to Spring.
THE CHEROKEE WAR.
SOME SOUTH CAROLINA HIS
Colonel Wheeler's She ch of General Wil
liamson's Expedition against the Chero
kees in 177G.
. We have been favored with a copy of
a cotntinir.ication on the subject of our
early Indian war in North Carolina, which
was prouueedby a letter from Hon. Lyman
C. Draper, Secietary ot the State Histor
ical Society ot Wisconsin, desiring "the
route of General Williamson' Cherokee
expedition of 1776, in the western part of
Nearly all those who were engsged in
this eipedition now quietly sleep the.rtst
that "knows no waking ;" aud bat few of
the present age are aware thut an early
day, the quiet and lovely region of the
transmouiitain country of our State whs
traversed by an army, in all "the pride
pomp. and circumstance of glorious war."
It is to be regreted that Mr., Draper s in
quires had nut been earlier made. Gov.
Swain, who was a native ot .this section.
had a minute knowledge of this expedi-
tin, as of every other historical question
relative to the State. Hut he is dead, and
the key of much of this information is
buiried with him. Vet, from his letters to
me, the researches of the late Judge Mur
phy, and from facts gathered from the
colemporaries of those who lingered after
this campaign had ended ; (they now, too,
have departed.) and from an article in the
University Magazine, I am in some small
degree enabled to comply with, the request
made, and trace "the route of Gen. Wil
liamson's Cherokee expedition of 177G."
The Cherokee Indians owned at this
lime all the territory west of the Blue
Ridge in North Carolina, and much that
is now the domain of Georgia and Tens
In the snmmer of 1776, these Indians
committed fearful depredations ou the
whites in these frontier settlement'. Men
were killed by them in secret aud in the
most brutal manner. Women and child
ren were butchered without remorse houses
burned and fields laid waste by the saVa
ges. This roused the spirit of the people.
Simultaneously North Carolina, South
i Carolina and Virginia raised troops to sub
dti? them. The troops of North Carolina
were commanded by General Griffith
Rutherford, and were 2.500 strong, some
say 3,900. The South 'Carolina troops
were commanded by General Williamson,
and were 2,000 strong, and the Virginia
troops were commanded by Colonel Chris
tain. General Griffith Ruiherford is well
known in the History of North Carolina.
I have in my possession some original
ettcrs of his that shew he was like Hlen-
lerhasset, "a native of Ireland," if not "a
man of letters," but piove as did his ac-
ions that he was every inch a. soldier.
He lived for a long lime near Salisbury,
laud as early as 1775 i presented the coun
ly (Rowan) in the Legislature, and again
n 177778 aud 79, and from 1783 to
1786. He served not only in this cam
paign against the Indians but in the Con
tinental Army, as a Biiradicr General,
in the ill-fated battle ot Camden fAnrust
1780) where he was taken prisoner. 1 He
Removed to Tennessee, was in public life
there. upeaker of the Assembly.) where
e'dh'd. The States of North Carolina
and Tennessee preserve his name, in coun-
ties called alter him; and a descendant oj
his is, at this time, the Third Auditor of
he Trea&nry of the United States.
1 he forces under his command in this
Cherokee campaign, in the latter part of
August, J7. camped near Pleasant
Gardens, now in McDowell county, at
01 1 Fort, which it is stated was built by
him, crossed the Ridge at the .Swananoa
Gap and tbe French Broad River at "the
War rord :" they then (allowed Hominy-
Creek to .its source, and passed over to
Pigeon River on the upper road which
passes Colonel Joseph Cat bey's ; and then
Richland Creek to its source. They then
Crossed the mountains near McLurcs, nu l
followed Scott s Creek to its mouth. This
stream is so called from John Scott a
trader among the Cherokees. Crossing
tbe Tuckaseegc River, they came to Co wee
Mountain. W hen near the top of this
mountain they were fired on by the In
dians, but the Indians immediately fled.
Without farther mjolestatjou the army ar
rived at the little; Tennesse River, and
passing down Watauga Creek, encamped
on the west side of said river near a large
Iitdiau Mound, at a town called then by
the Indians Neqnasse, but which is known
by tbe more civilized, name of I Franklin
Here they remained a day; and then
marched down ' tbe river to a town called !
and encamped, Here. they await
arrrival of 'the South CaroIfna
L After wailing fur sometime, and
bearing nothing' from them, General, Ruth
erford resolved to advance on , the jVally
Towns on the Hiwassee, leaving 'it strong
force at jCoee, whereby appoiutment the
S. C. troops were to meet Lira.' lie gross
ed the antahala Mountain, where he was
met by.be: enemy int force, and k severe
battle was there delivered. The Indians,
with sniie military ftrsrtegy, occupied .
two miges oimnnuiains wuicn tormea an
acute angle ; at which Rutherford's men
had to jpais.! 1 his yanUge poiijt they
maintained wiib "resolaiion and d'espera-
tion, discharghig their rifles witbUearfnl
eneei, sana concealing tcemselrcsj alter
firing, by the ridges of mountain., Ruth
erford's troops suffered severely : but after
a despratei stnigglerdrore- theridiansj
from their position,' and the Indians fled
in great ;Coufusion. General Rutherford
proceeded to the Hiwassee town, aud
burnt tlirm, cnt down the growingferops,
and took somf. prisoners. :
General Williamson's forces joinfd him
atCoHce soon after the battle. Thistdelay
in joining General Rutherford was chiefly
caused 'by a severe skirmish that fae hud
with.thej Indians near the present trrwn ot
Franklin. With his force of 2,00(J men
he came through Rabun Gap, and passing
along the Tennesee lliver to the plafce of
rendezvous, about nine miles from Fank
lin, he fell into an abuscade prepared by
the savnges in a narrow defile; here he
Inst thirteen men killed and thirty wound
ed ; this attach was vigorous and sangui-
nary, and would have proved fatal toi the
whole command had not Edward Hump
ton with thirty regulars attacked theUn
dians in the rear, aud, forced them tojre
treat. This gallantry of Hampton saved
General Williamson and his troops Haaip-
ton's courage had been intensified by he
nppaling news that his brother's wile,
''little ones and all," had been just before
butchered in cold blood by these Indians.
It is recorded of him durieg his fierce mid
fiery charge in his haste he rammed a bul
let down his rifle, neglecting to put in ihe
powder first. He perceived his mistake,
and, nothing daunted, sat quietly down
on the grass whili; the leaden storm raged
on every side, unbreeched his gun, drOw
the load, reloaded aud continued his wc'fk
of slaughter. After this affair General
Williamson advanced unruoles edtoCowfe
but as the subject of the campaign hd
been accomplished lie returned to Soujh
Carolina by the route up the FUvassep.
Gen. Rutheiford r- turned home and dis
banded his troops at Salisbury.
This the same chastisement subdued tle
Cherokee?, and they sued for peace. A
treaty of lasting peace was made with
them at tlic Long Island on the Holston
River, on the 20.li of July 1777 Th
Commissioners for North Carolina appoin
ted by Governor v aswell were illiarp
8ha:p, Waighstill Avery, Robert LanieV
and Joseph Winslou. I
A regiment from Guilford county was
in this campaign ; James Martin was Col
onel aud John Paigly was Lieutenant
Coloiul ; names since well appreciated ia
Samuel Lowrie, of Mecklenburg coutrty
who was uiteiwards one of the Judges of
the Superior Courts of the State, was a
private soldier in litis campaign. Xeajr
Waynesville he found a Perch trrej,
and on it was carved the figures 1776,
Years after, when riding this circumstance
and went to the place and showed to his
brother lawyers the figures. V lien we
recollect that this date was long anterior
to any settlement by the whites in this
section, for Daniel Boone, who traversed
much' of our country and lived for a long
time in estern rsorth Carolina was'not
s a a a 1 l i .
born, historic research may wr-H ue exer
cited to know by whom these figures were
Rev. James Hall, long and favorably
known as a Presbyterian Minister, of Ire
dell county, was chaplain to the North
Carolina troops. His historv, then and
af erwards, proves that he was as ready to
draw the sword for liberty as to preach
tin Cross to sinners. He often preached
to the troops while encamped at Cowe J
with an Indian mound for a pulpit, the
hardy troops for his audience, surrounded
by enchanting sceneiy, here were the first
tidings of salvation ai.nouuced, 111 this
lovely region of our country, to fallen
I trust the above will be satisfactory to
your enquires. It not, as 1 tear it may
prove, if yu write to Gov. Z. uxVaucej
at Charlotte, he will giveamjurther in
formation, as he is a naliweof Una section
of our State, and was one ofThe editors of
the llniv rsity Magazine, for which I am
much indebted tor the tacts as stated, at
the time the article on the Indian war ol
1776 was published, and perhaps the au
thor. R. M. Henry, Esq., of Fanklin.
Macon county. N. C, may be consulted
by you with advantage
A Case of Successful Cure.
To Hie Ed'dor of the New York Herald:
Permit roe to contradict au ilern of news
which appeared in a morning paper,
winch read as follows :
' Philip Lofius, aged nine years, of 83
Cherry street, was bitten by a dog in
Cherry street a few days ago, and has
hydrophobia. He cannot recover.
lam a physician, and thia case was
a "w. .
brought to ray notice ou Monday, the S4lh
of the terrible disease. 1 he case annear.
ed to me to bad that I felt jeluctaut
instant, nearly three weeks after the boy drenches tbe carpet, and catches bold ot know he would keep his word, especially un ana ssseaeanis usmage a o,w,ys.
was bitten. When I arrived at his home the soap several times, and lets go of it when he promised to do a mean thing. It is probably tbe first ease of tie kind tre4
he was laboring uuder roost violent con- again, and screams at the top of his voice; So, leaviog a deputy in my place, I took in tbia State sinee the paigs nf the pre
vulsionc. and manifested all lilt irmninm, and finatlv in norfrt dfaniir ' aita down tt rrt r innn aa the eferk had mind sen t BsnkruDt Law. Char. VtserxrrA
administer anything without, consulting
other physicians. '. ! 4
! Accordingly I procured the attendance
of th ree brother doctors, who pronounced
the case one of hydrophobia, and also felt
reluctant to administer anything to the
patient. I considered, bo wevef, that there
was still a hope, haying given this disease
long years of study, though it?l consider
ed incurable by the standard medical
authorities. I first administered a warm
bath, after which I used cold Implications
to the spine; gare him hydra(e of chloral
'and bromide ammonia, with opium supoti
jtorie adaiinistcred every three hours.
After the first dose the paroxysms were
partially relieved, and he fell inn annnif
sleep, which lasted for a few hours. Wbed
ne awuke the paroxyras again .returned
with their usual severity, the' deglutition
became extremely difficult, so much so
that it was only by a great effort he was'
made to swallow another porjion of theJ
medicine. Again the symptoms became
noeuieni 10 me remedy, witn a marked a
lmmA.Hn-.a. t.. .1 t 1 1 ills
..upiuwvuirut in u,e general condition ox
... jw.w coiiuiiucu persuience in i
vuc Hcaimnu nc la now almost in a state
of convalescence, and there is ieverv hone I
d. McN, m. d.
A WORD OF ADVKE T6 YOUNG
Ever since the war ended there has been
a great rush to cities by our young men.
Many who have not gone have an over
weening desire to do so, fancying that life
will be easier and possibly aa Eldorado
may be fonnd. The whole thing is de
ceptive. Wc doubt uot fifty,; possibly a
hundred, young men have been to Baltic
more and been disappointed sadly. Some
of them became involved in debt, could
not pay their board even, and. have been
compelled to leave at last. Others hate
become dissipated and thriftless, and many
who remain barely live. That this is so,
there are dozens of intelligent Baltimore
men who will bear witness. Besides the
life of a 'drummer" is disagreeable very,
and sometimes, as it is carried on by some,
very disreputable. Our advice then to
young men is to keep away from the
cities. The writer was in Baltimore two
months, with a salary sufficient to meet
his necessities, and he saw the 'working of
the entire system. Keep out rf it young
men. Remain in your own ' Stale and
labor hoixstly. You will find at home
better peotle and better society than you
will find iu cities.
We would add a few words as to "Com
mercial Colleges." They are in the main
grand humbugs. Their high colored ad-
vcriiseintnts are deceptive, and their pro
mises to secure good places for you when
you shall have completed yen? course are
generally false and deceptive too. Iu
five cases out of six they do nothing lliat
.1 . a
tiiey promise, ana luc young: men, with a
very few exceptions, learn but little in
comparison with the advantages that are
held nut in specious and lying circulars
God has written that the children of
men shall earn their bread by the sweat
of. the brow, and but comparatively few
cau escape tr.e primal curse, at a young
man at twenty-one will adopt some calling
and pursue U with unfaltering pertinacity,
neither turning to the right band nor to
llip left. b will in all nrnbabilitv anrrepd
; . . 1 . .. ' .V
as wen as mosi u uis icuow men. uiu
. , , 'fit
u-lifif ovpr vnti tin lron aurnv Irnm Inrcro I
j.... r- .t j. b-
TnE Law of Masrieoe in Missouri
A case of some interest regarding what
constitutes marriage m its legal aspects
was decided on Friday bv Judire Treat.
in ol. L.inis. I lie case was that ol Mrs.
r. . .... . mm
Carrie Holahard agHinst the Atlantic
Mutual Life Insurance Comnanv. which
was recently decided iu favor of tlrt? plain
tiff iu the United States Circuit Court.
The defendant filed a motion for a new
trial. The principal gronnd of tbo motion
was that the Court erred in allowing the
plaintiff to testify to the fact of the mar
riage ceremony before an authorized cler
gyman s certihcate of the mairiage, or a
certified copy thereof from the. records of
the county recorder.
I tie judge decided the case by over-
ruling the motion. 11 is reason tor this
1 a a a j
were, substantially, that while a clergyman
may neglect his duty in noi keeping a
record of the marriage, or sending a certi
fied copy of the marriage certificate to (he
county tecorder, his failure to do so doei
not invalidate the legality of the marriage
ceremony or render the marriage unlawful,
null and void, 1 he best evidence of the
marriage is the direct testimony of those
who were present when the contract was
entered into, who, as snrn witnesses in
the case, testify to the fact itself.
DANBURY NEWS AGAIN.
As morceaus from the pen of the ft
editor of tl is paper are always enjoyed
with a zest by our readers, we reproduce
the two following:
"Did you ever sees man fish around
in the bottom of a tub of water fir a piece
of soap. At the first he simply reaches
down upon it to pick it right, up, and
very much surprised to bod that he hasn
got it. 1 hen he approaches it more can
tiouslv, puts his hand over it, and then
comes down noiselessly till he gets every
finger about it, and then squeezes it tight,
and misses it. He ooks at it for a mo
ment before making another effort, and
filU nn il.e intprvnl with a few remarks.
The third attempt is a sort of semi circle
fKul aa 1 1 la a aVS-Aal V a) A ta 1 rf a) Ml V
VlrSS VI I Ufu nitu Cft Kivoi uvt -a 7a- ivk r
but is a failure. Other remarks follow,
I Theu he mikes a succession of dives, and
I slops the water over his clothes, and! I knew the old noner well enough
I on the floor and actually howls."
to I ' "This js tbe season wbea every owner
of Lens is engage in enjewrnring to sup-
preoa toe maternal instincts in one or saore
f them. The man omrs boss to
supper, and the wife observes: fTht
Jallrr pullet i oji the neitagaio " Then
the mn goes out to the;coop, and says:
".What in thunder Is the:mittT with the
beast, anyway f and crawls in under the
rooat to tb nest, and reaches in and brings
out a handful of fcathrrsj . TheQ.the fcea
screams aid starts for the door, and the
other hens set up a howl, and likewise
depart for thai aperture,! and the man
nearly choked by feathers and blinded by
dust, falls over the water-trough and skins
his ankles on the boxes, and finally bursts
out into tbe yard with a blece of brick in
eaeh hand, and goes after that yellow
pullet, with his face as red as a lobster
and his back curiously wrought with mos
saics from the floor of that coop. When
be catches tbe hen he cuffs it over the
head a few times to show it how he feels,
then he jams it under a barrel and pours
pail of water through the cracks, and
. . ... .
leaves it there till morning, when it is re
leasea, ana tne same operation gone over
again in tbe evening.
Jim Blecrly's Gunpbwder Plot.
Old Rumsoner was the presiding: fadre
of the Toddiesoke circuit, and tbe mesn
est old reprobate that ever disgraced the
bench. He rarely went to bed sober : got
np every morning wrong eed foremost, and
generally began tbe day bjr some outrage-1
ous aci oi oppression. lie was tne terror
of tbe bar all but Shad.) Sbarkie, with
whom it was his normal condition to be
several "chips" behind at Vpoker," which
made him, on the whole, rather civil to
One morning "Old Rum" opened court
in worse humor than usuat A bad "run
of luck," aud too much bad whiskey over
night had told more thai4 commonly on
The first thing in order "was to iropan-
nel a jury of by-sUoders the regular
jury, befogged by one of Old Ram's in
comprehensible charges, being, and having
been lor the last lorty-eight hours, "hung
on a question of title to a', yearling calf,
sworn to positively by sit witnesses on
one side, and half dozen ou'the other.
"Uall a jury, aud be quick about it,
yw aa aa ,
Mr. Bumpkin," growled thai judge. I held
the office of sheriff, and fay right name
was Lumpkin, but Old Hum, would persist
iu miscalling it. ,
I he ords were the signal for a gener
al stampede. To be caught;on one of Old
Rum s juries was generally considered
about equivalent to going .to jail. But
the lodge ordered the doors to be closed
time to bug a snmeient nn ruber.
"James Bleerly," I called, out.
Jim shook his head, and- tipped me a
depreciating wink, which I Refused to un
"Take a scat on thejnryil" I vocife
rated, with official emphacis.
"Jedge, said Jim, stepping forward
and blandly addressing the Court, "I'd be
happy to oblege 7c, but the fact is it's on-
"What do you meaui j roared bis
"Ye see," explained Jim "it's Pop's
washday her name's Polly,) but I call her
1 ... . , .
I'ou ana sue s
pent me to town arter
I 11 , i. 1 1 i .
BtflUC UIU1II , 1MU WIIICB, 4 UJ Ul.k Oil 1.1 LUC
w.cii ve itnoyr. jedsre. hbw it i ver-
- ' 1 1 - I - 'Of - j
Fierce as Old Rum was in 'public, it was
currently reported that he .was tame en
ongh at homo in fact, that his acquain
tance wuh the proverb of the "gray mare
was something more than theoretical. At
ltl Y! , l.-.i.
an evenis uiui a appeal 10 me coun s ex
perience had quite the opposite of a sooth
I luff effect
Take your seat on the jury !" thun
dered Old Rum ; ''ami if I hiear any more
such impertinence, I 11 I lit
"All right," said Jim submissively.
starting toward the jury box.
Look'e her, Sheriff, ' he whispered in
passing, "jest let me go ana look arter
my critter, and I'll be back by the time
you ve nabbed tother leven.
'Tot her 'leven were speedily secured ;
for Old It nra would listen to no excuse
not even to that of Hans Pfetztlpresser,
who solemnly protested be could ntcht
J terslecJien English.
"is the jury lull, dir. uampkin i in
a a tf ra a at aa
quired tbe judge, lookiog, op from bis
"Y'yes, your II nor," I answered uu-'
hesitatingly! "only Mr. Bleerly has Hep
ped out to sec his horse.
"Who gave him permission t"
I had to acknowledge that I did.
"And who gave yoa permission to give
him permission t"
To this rather compter question I
thought it best to make no answer.
"Call the juror at the door!" bellowed
if the judge.
j The bailiff sent to do so returned with
I the report tbst he bad seen Jim Bleerly
I leaving town at full gallop, and, in pass-
I ing the court bouse, he gve a sort of
m'litary salute but instead 'of toochiag
bis cap, be bad applied bis lurab to the
is tip of bis nose.
1 1 Old Rum turned green snd purple. It
- I was some moments before he could com-
mtnd utterance. Rage had fairly Uken
away his breath.
"Make out sn attachment for contempt
a?ainat the foritive!" he dirteted tbe
clerk as soon as he could speak, his voice
nAivorino- m-iih nassion.
"And, Mr. Bumpkin" h laid marked
I aa na a am aa a-a.a a
fail to have the culprit here before court
I adjourns. I'll make an example of you."
I it. and set out to serve it.
I On reaching Jim's ibanty-U hardly
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rose U the dignity of a cabin -I deiaile
esy assistants to act aa m ikete, aai ssWch
ed boldly op sod kacknl al the 4or.
' "Come in J- growled igrnici
As I entered-Jim glared al ne fiercely
Tie was a strapping six-footer.'sU bra arm
and bone, and ready at kny thae ui CgUc
wr uw aovs 01 it. ji m ketTnreokta La
he was entirely recktessJ
"Jim, old fellow,- I sli
slid ia a concilia.
lory tame, I have got an attsclncat for
grjtnV I - ' t
I explained that rrsuuncs wpntl be
useless ; that I bad a strong force outslds;
aod that. I sbWd bav eobstraload -la take
him, dead or alve. Bat all so no cmrboaa.
Jim, obstinate euoegh at all Usuea, ia Lis
present condition was perfectly ssulisk.
Seeing persaasisn wsi is ysia, tig.
nailed my assistants. - At tke sight of .
them Jim seized a brand frees the fire.
"Ye see that ksg, Mr. LnopkbxT he
said, his eyes bloodshot and ,bie Tolee
husky; "well, It's lull o gunpowder--axid
by the long toed HarryJ ef one o them
ooderstrsppers comes strait toy thraslold,
refyoa itay a mioft Ipngern jroJkia
git away, I'll tech ber ofij to telp tn!"
Jim, I knew, was a faatoos banter, and,
used to bay bis amanitlea by the quanti
ty. A krg of fNowder was nothing'' en-
usaal for bim to hare en band. And then
Polly begsn to cry and take ea in a War
that went to prove tke thior was not a
joke. Besides, Jim was fast tool enongh
to do what he threatened. My two assist
ants took to their beels like white Leads,
and it must be confessed, tl saade a ripid
advsnee in tbe same direction.
At a safe distance, we rallied and keld
a council of war. We conceded to forest
the place, and bold it io( siege for the
present. - 1
At the end of an koar Jim appeared at
the door, wsviog a whit rag Uad io a
stick. I )
"Is that a sign of surrender I" I sbsnt
ed, from a safe distance, j I
"No," halloweJ Jim, Wa a flag of
truce ;" sdding, "Ye han't got no Uth
ment for Pop, her ye I" I j
I answered promptly I kdai. t I
"Well, I waut to pass ;her eat," said
Jim. "She's getting stericky in bore;
snd esse the west comes io the wast, I
shouldn't went to be obleeged to blow the
old gal up." j .
I tboaght the proposition was reasons
ble, and said S3. j ' !
In ten minutes tbe doer opened1 Sod
'Pop' came out. Sba wore a a coop Dow
ner, and kept her bankerclOef to ber eyes.
Her form seemed bowed by grief. Ve
respected ber sorrow, snd .suffered bet to
Hour after hour went by. I Degas) ta
grow figety. It was already 3 o'clock.
Court adjourned at 4; and-unless ! pro
duced Jim before that hoar, Old Rote's
ord was out to make "an example of
aa a - S a a 11. . '
me. At last l conctuded'to seek I Dtr
ley. I !
'Hallo, Jim V I ibouledI want to speak
to you.' . 1 , i
No answer. . .. j
I drew nearer and shouted louder t stilt
no response. I j
An idea struck me. Jtta had probably
fallen asleep after tbe spree. If M. I
might steal a march on him. Stealthily
advancing, I raised the latch, and 'gettly
pushed open the door. Instead of Jim,
drunk and asleep, the object that eo front
ed me was Pop, wide awake and duly
Where's Jim?' I exclaimed. i
'Gone this two hours, replied l?op,
punching the fire. j j
'r or goodness sake be cartful, mads sa e,
I ex postulated, 'about stirring up tbe ipirks
so close to thst keg !' i '
'Land sake, maul' cnediPop, ifs rot
nothin' in it but beans. I
As the enormity of tbe sell flashed upon
me, I beat, if any tiring, a more hasty) re
treat than I did when Jim threatened to
blow up bis household good! and oi alosr
iih them. I
Where's ihe prisoner!' roared Old Rum
as 1 entered the court bouse4 slone, I
I tried to break it rntlr ; but ft W
no use. Tbe conclusion! of myatstemtats
was loit io ihouts of laughter. Old Rom's
eyes rolled wildly. His face" went throctgb
the whole gsmot of colors. What be
would hare done neavea only knows, or
ever can know. An sppotdcxy, wicb
the old whiskey bibber had been honestly
earning for twenty years struck bim like
lightning, and be rolled over dead. ' j
At his faneral few I'ghl werebeaTd,
and few tears ilu-d. No words spoken ta
commemoration of the virtaes ot ibejde
parted. Tbe officiating clergyman
pressed a faint hope, bar be dida t seem
very sanguine. All seemed to bsye 'cetse
to bury Rumsoner, not to praise bun.'
New York Ledger. f
I at porta xt Case Decidktj, We learn
that the case of James F. Johnston, fVs
signee of G F. C. Cor!, a banknipi .
Reuben Holmes and U. lUruhardt, Was
tried in the United Sutes Circuit Ceert
st Greensboro on Saturday last. TVis
ease was an action of trover, and Inrolred
J the queition of fraud on th Bmkriipt
law the bankrupt Deing insolvent axtno
Hme ot the sale ot his itoek 61 goeflf aa
I the defendants (the purchasers) hsriwg
reasonable cause to believe bin lasoireni.
Messrs. Jone & Johnstonjof this eft r
M. McCorkle of Salisbury and T how. fj.
I Fuller of Fayelteville, for tbn : defendants.
to I I he jury lound all issues in uror ai piaii
. At a sa m sp it
Marriage Certificates for kale b
town ror "bloein," as be bretended t Oli
Root, be bad, at any rate, managed jo get
gloriously. "blue and when ia that atata
yon, ana want yon to gci wiib Be."
-Well, I ain't got none for yoo,f be
growled surlily ; and Waal's rasre. Tstfa'i