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8ALI8BUEY. IT. C, APEIL 10, 1879.
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The SaWatb.v- j - v
. ijr KKV, 1 BENXKT. a -
VTt 1ny K rcf eximiiRt lew I nenic,
P - V i ...1 ..irn1llT
To-kin tjiy worth; to Ring tliy name,
Avith umI"' vh j v
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Tie Wy that first saw snn, moon. starg,
Ami all tiling" e1e complete ! -Slilne
fortfi in one harmouioas band,
Omnipotence to greet.
Tjn jiy iatWw t!e Lord arise, ;
To a Wcri Hoe ;
X Holy Coinfiffter, i
lSweetJciengerjof grace. - - -
Tl 6rat ffattft of this transient state,
j An autetyr of heaven j ri
IToluortal creatures given. '
Wftv c tliy tforth appreciate, '
I f hi Anthor'ii iiame adore ; ;
And find UcytuMi thia veil of fieah, ,
CooiSpnng!. Xr C., April 1 , 1879.
tratea in nlljcriniinal cases of. which both
the Superior and Inferior Courts have
jurisdiction, shall bind over to the near-
ent Cohrt, iinu that where any sncii cause
in either of such courts shall be cou tinned
for any' cause, it shall stand for trial at
the first cniirt next to be held whether of
life Superior or Inferior Coni t.
An act antuonzing (town constables to
serve civil and criminal process.
An act providing that $2 shall be taxed
against the losing party in all actions to
defray jury expenses.
An act that no witness in a criminal
case ; shall be ' subpoened or paid onless
me cierK is reqaesieo. in wnuug uy mc
solicitor or the tpremau of the grand jury
ti summon him, and ithat tickets of uot
more than tw witness shall be taxed
as witueses fr the State in inUdeinean
rs. ! I
An act nrovidinx that, the cminty seal
shall not be required in the probation of
any instrument jio lj nst-d or recorded
Willi in the county. J. ? 1
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condition the profits will be immense !' plainly ,w that if public oflcer,i salaries
Look in a cocoaunt for milk, and not a f were cut down, fewer appropriations for
gou-d. When parties think Progress- so railroads, jthe propagation of fish, 4cc, and
lame perhapTthey think we don't know , exercise strict economy in every resict,
the difieronce'between cocoa and gonrd. larger appropriations might be bad for
Don't be childlike and innocent so Sim-,' this all important canse. I believe that
pie j -I close lest some local option inno- i education should be disseminated through
cent discover my defective perambulator : out our land that all might enjojr the
and place ine. on the list of cripples, blessing to some extent at least, to wincn
Progress, give ns your hand there is access is liow had by the fortunate few.
blood iu your heart, manly blood, and ! If what we have eaid be of interest to
sense iu your brains. Accept the thanks 1 the casual reader or not, I bope it may
of a . . .' Stbanoeu. j not prove dcleterions to any one.
i - . Oh consistency ! We are aot I ready to
For the Watchman, i I)lea(J compos mentis," bat "pro bono
"COMMOX SCHOOLS." publico?1 would say "Aoaf oit qui maly
Laxu Going voh Taxks. The sliei iff
KiMkinfrhaiii county -advertises in tnc
vi " ci -
j : For the '&tchinan.
A Strangeron tlie Teiuperancr Question.
- Mi:. Eimtouj 'iXotltiug is so repugnant
as bigotry. Uigots uie the most uncon- j
goninl as.Mciatesi. Their whole being has j
not a single spark of generous ..impulse." !
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tyrUofM!, h... , .w,i Compromise is simply self interest with
them. "Tliey have Borne design, the fruit
tf tvhw-li will rhn nnt. for thplr bennllL
hdtr the law recently passed winch a - Iteligiollf jacUnd all social relations
low. sheriffs to go back to 1874 and col- t threaten witll the doetrine of rnle or
hjot all arrsarages' of taxes due. The i The an8 lack al)ilitv. ftnd their
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idras are mostly sman, noi excceqing nn
srergebf$4.ts0 but they make an ag
gregate of $1,200. We suppose the num
ber of. delinquents in this county is not
Whs jKjrhaps larger and thattaking the
whole State over the delinquency would
Mr. Editor : We (according to "B. O.
"Fs11 communication in your issue of Mar.
20th) write a second time with a request
that you publish, and then Hi have wo
'productions to transmit," &c. Yoo nev
er see a gentle horse 11 inch in shoeing un
less he is quieked a tight fitting shoe is
very repugnant with right minded people
'Too. bold was never toovwise.n
peiience keeps a dear school, but fools
will learn at no other, and ncarcely in
thait ; for it is true, we may give fn'cc,
but t eannot give conduct, as poor Iticfi
ard says. A.s'to Common .Schools, "we
8i ak-of tiiat we do know, and testify of
that we have seen." "Nono are so blind
jicbm" ori this subject. Teacher.
For the Watchman.
A Iltppf Girl, the iratcana, Progress,
Kiarod Ir.,and Bore Anon.
Bixwsom Dell, Davie Co., April 7.
Dear Watchmak : Your late visit to
won. me merry nnmor oi wimriHir-, u,Si was in Nashvil e. 5n a 1 Wlir of "MAlaihn t AUnrvf u,ilA
He defends himself , s; handsomelFml enamfre 4aajTi woo Altenrams cloawas ' thrown back ami JAlstoii
with such rare wit that we do not expect f jnarried 8am Houston a MisaTrin- .vasireeijtod. -See4't6m': from his4
weep over Ids crashed remains. The ble, I believe. He paid hef ssidd- aeat anf whipping a pistol out of his
solemn and mathematical More Anon ha oua ' suit for . several months, and,' pocket, levelled it at his assailant and
friends Jo Davie who will not wear a while engaged in this dalliance, form- firei 'Xht baiHtruckAlston in hiaL
badge of mourning, because the herculean , 4 ! u," ' ' v u .
club of Progress cannot scatter the math, attachment a young Span- uplifted, hand, carrying ; away tw6
ematical columns so skilfully bandied, boy, named Pelat. This boy was fingprs, Thw did not stop Mm, 4n;
Dear .Watchman, when ne joW visit friendless and poor, and Alston adopt- brandishing aT bowie, he closed on
Davie, please call again at Blossom Dell l ed him', taking him home 1 with him Reed. Before the inert cotttd be nar-
when lie left Nashville. It appears I ted ;Keed .was cut pretty sftverely, anal
that lhfn WAt nmp CaoWnrr lmliaon I Alaiftn T KaI intra ivaa'niintJJ am2
A FIGHTING FAHILY. , v7- T I ' . '
reiaiana uiaeon Alston ; at any rate I Alston was taken lrotn the room, and r
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T u ui. a.-1 1 W,c-T ,c,r ue i oigM Hnu.weub pomv raonuis uomine'; more- waa .
shooting affair at Atlanta, Oa., be- ,?th!'??loff P"' rf mO0He day Gen-
tweenCol. Robert A. Alston and a ?t Walkin 5 rrecUu
lV- v: ! f inn cd"ge txiy, Having just turn-1 of riallahasaee when he wa f red
ed) a newspaper writer gives the
lowing history of the Alston family,
cries tiie -r
and dine with the
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r s .u:k i i.i. .: t!fi i wutge wit, uavuig iuai iurn-iui siiimuKBw wttca ne wa are t
j.! Dupiiwuwi; iu ttic obtc uuiTersii j. j upuu aj Alston, xne oouienro
in a tew moments after he left thelofoiie barrel of .a euotgrin was ponred
l' I Davie, graphic review of old times and ma of whom were weIl known in house with Pelat, he was found in inW snoulder, and as he turned ta
pieasing, remmisccncrs, noire muu , offlf . i ine yard, witn a pistol bullet through I WUPUI uia MDanam uw oiacr ioaa
ni.tbn -w. n-.ly-mn It lu irrn Ml viTliT Ilini I
his brain.' Pelat said that he had
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year's stibscription, and now cheerily in- Alston m Atlanta on lucsday, March "V",.."; ""
was an mat was ever miuwu ut vue
vaunting ambition is parallelecVby vicious
design aiid ovcrsliadowing self conceit.
They are. creatures of strut and stare,
smile and fawn as will best suit plotwid
plan. If iu the minority, the resolution
of intellectual ami social superiors holds
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Jmnlly tiUoeiow an-avemgo oi w n dieck . a)d for the tim aU are
tbe coauty. 1 1 p I 4fr s distant music and as pliable as
churned cream. If in the majority, they
Kaisis Whb.it. Somes men about j go with a sweep that characterizes the
towb raise, yeai" by year, from JJ0 to 4t) heartless bully., ; They never pause in
buaaei offwheat to ' tlie acre How is it scheme and plan, however cruel and u-
By pouring on the land com- just. When victorious they pause not
meijcial.fetilizrs? Xo. By large doses until those who opposed, however rep
of stahlelinanureT No. Hy extraordi- J a tible and useful in ; society, arc hunted
Bjirjr prepiiratioii of the soil? No, not from every position; that .may awako
th4 aloii! I By some new .kind of wheat f jealousy and endanger power. Let the
JCoA Ah ifyou gve it up. . records of theT past attest the truth of
. jVery well, we will refer you to a man these assertions, and throw before the
who caii tell you how i is done. . It don't startled gaze, the prison, stake and halter,
cost nfuchl the I process is -very simple The bloody crnelties'tof mealyrmouthed
lteo toldiby hiia and as he is prepared to ruffianism vtinder: thei garb ofi- religion,
present atleinonstration to those who are politics'and reforni bjacken their record.
iiiterestwlSon the subject, it. will Ik? letter The orisons of pitiless scoundrels mingle
tft hear the story and examine the proof, with, "1 am better- than thon." The
jrt! 'therefore, refer you to It. J. West, of elasinid hands, nptnrneil optics and elon
gated features j have accompanied the
teais, sighs and cries of juinrdered inno
cence. The block, galluws and axe reek
1 : -
j I)o; Stolen. Some very mean thieves
(file a hound pup from an old deaf and
damU mai named Aly Martin, residing
at or near Mooresville. The thft ,was
committed some ten or fifteen days ago,
a well as we cau learn. The old man is
so snxioii to recover his lost dog, which
with the blood of hapless victims who
perished to satisfy a,nd gratify; the mali
cious hate of the sfeek-tongucd, who ad
vocated sonie unjust law or pet scheme.
Mealy meekness; and with brass-faced im-
niilpni't cloaks its claim within the Bales of
wa speckled or spotteu houna pup, tnat ne tejigion, politics, and social order: But
bas left Uip home and laanched out into noble njeM for jnAic have stemmed the
wide world to hunt him up. Ho thinks tido and storm, and inspired others by
tiro negroes at work in some gold mine fearieg8 -example. The valor and change-
lit- 1 n .11 ifjii u . I.: A i.-. !.... ...
T u"r ! t,,"3uo """ less spirit that npheM them still live
carries a nar which reiers mm to uo nnd hl8piTeSf We bail the champions who
Suairow apd Bob Hambright as the sus
pected offenders.' They are colored men,
and had better hide themselves or the
dog,if thev are guilty, for the old man is iu
ftitlid earnest inhis pursuit.
quire Vt'nUhman, what of the night T 1 11th, revives the memory of the most
In the good old days of the long ago famous family probably of the old raaitcr
when the magian fires burned and glowed time chivalry davs the fighting A Florida Tragedy. And now
fhA hill tnna ,if k ain.. if WAR tho - 5 .
as those who won't see;" and none are so : . nr . . . . . Alstons of Carolina. 1 he history of comes" one of the most rtmarkable
deaf to reason's dictates, as those who I L w . . ..V. n this audicious strain of blootl is inter-
are persistent in $elf-conceit. Out of the,., :JtktmtrMxnm ThithTl. woven with the hisLorr of those tur-
mrt7 lir T 7 7 ! Hes below might be often heard calling bulent days when gentlemen fought
production, "B. O. T." concludes there is ! . . . ? , , , , . . J . 9 . . ; .
UuuCh. ...Owuo.uwu4 , ...... . .nf -.i- :htt Th faithful sent ne .. . .
there is no wisdom in that, as it is easy o wer to an insult or insinuation
' " mivn an nli roKonnsn fi the en.se flemanacd. I
to obviate.' . .. .... . ; close of all argument.
I Hia mini nrniiuiii. itrnirtir reinjnc. 1 uv; w
It is consoling to think that teachers are , , .. ...
. . . . . I II IIIVIIIUIIM J ..vy.'wj " J
vieweu as navuig eouirnry w inj xuiuicr
opinion) so much
their own series" of books iu the common j J n , j ff eveiwhere r"1 rcckless "gters, and frequently paved the little colony from destruc
went into his heart. He "fell and'
dietJ Col. Alston's friends sav thai'
heHiad given Reed notice that lie in
tended to kill him on sight.- r
KfLLED by A mob. Willis Alston
wejt to Texas, vhere he lived for
some time. He settled near Brazoria.
tragedies in this history of this section There was a Dr. Stewart, who for
so full of tragedies. There was living reason m. other, pursued the
in Florida, then a primitive region, mater 0f the Koed killing and nsed
young Leigh Reed, a man of great remarks derogatory to Alston, li
ability, gentleness and courage. He 8t0n hearing of it wrote tlie remarks
was almost idolized by the people of down, and meetin Stewart on the
The Alstons were gallant men of that State for his gallant services in prairie one day, asked him to sav'
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iig icoiiirary w mj iviuicr , - . . i.J. t .... .: .1 11 1 1 ti f 1- . - - .. . . . . I 1 '
:h anthority, that they have, press , upon u. w..u.. genue dioou ana usuauy jarge, lor-: the berce Indian wars, having by his whether or he was responsible
inherent right to -select 1W ""V"" "I ' " '.'"" " tunes. A hey were lree livers ana ut- skill and fearlessness several times for thos
ferent series everyyeareven, if the teach
er demanded it. I consider the manage
ment of the common schools at present a
mockery, as it were, as to duration, &c, j
'only a drop in the backet" towards edu
cating our people. I put the question, can
children be educated by an appropriation
of eighty or ninty cents per capita, annu
ally f Did B. O. T. acquire his thus f
Perhaps he is of the fortunate ones, aud
canuot properly sympathize with the de
pendent. If we wish to thoroughly know
those remarks. Dr. Stewart took
the paper, and while pretending to
honor the trnst by gathering formation "' """ """ uon uy me oeuiiuoiea auu meiraiues. read it, put his hand into his holsters,
and giving through the magic silence of drained their estates by costs and A story is told of him that will and drew his pistols. He jumped off
your glittering pages the true state of forfeitures. Probably the best known illustrate his character and at the his horse on the side opposite Alston
aflairs. The Watchman's voice of, the 0f them, Col. Ben Alston, had sever- same time show how delicate was the and fired into him A desparate
fyy: and wounded his sense of personal honor at that time, fight ensued, in -which Alston was
lessresponsible. Nations pasJ away and antagonist every time that he went to Gen. Reed was a political opponent shot twice and his stomach so cut thai
others arise as monuments of the change the field. He was an imperii, pas- of Gov. Call's and at the same time his bowels protruded. He killed
and assurance of what may bo their fate, sionate man, and as cool under fire as his personal friend. Political feeling Stewart, however, pouring a load of
but amid (change and failure? Switzer- he would be in his drawing room, ran very high, and on .electiori day a buckshot into him after he was prone
a man, "touch his "pocket." - Perhaps B. i
I laud, iron-nerved Switmland, has sur- Hs most notable duel was with Hayne Mr. White made some reflections ,mnn th orir Ha nton tn Ull
vived the wreck of empire; and save a ,hnm up wnimfiMi :,. i.n uL. On Afn n.ll f-J. jj ti . -.. i.
u u .. . ... 1 uvu 1 ti i it-j v vji ui . vuiu i-.M 1 annuo b iicuvi. ne was a jamuiis uu
one occassion he was visiting in Au-lat once challenged him for a duel. Ml. nd nmnnrinop n fiddle sat thorn
brief eclipse during the mighty Corsi
! can's march, has stood defiant as her lof
This spirit of nerve, pluck gusta, when a gent leman, mistaking The men met, both were desparately I entrails protruding," as he wrote to
faUin into his c him for an acquaintance, tapped bim wounded and behaved with great a friend, playing the old tunes of hit
9onniUde may deneate iu Ms louduJ ! newspapers not excepted, as your obser- across thcshoulders with ariding whip, gallantry, fighting with bowie knives, boyhood. His body servant gained
to wit: I know it iuhv be oooressive to , vat ion d,mbtles has noted. Paper after Alston wheeled as quick as lightning, their left hands strapped together, admission to his cell and had a coil of
. nuiuif in KnA'an hua m.tilM A milVTIV IM1W I . . . . . . . 1 . . - . . I
sme ; but his motto is, "hold on daddy, Tl r . . w- , ' 1 he gentleman apologized in the most I Some tiraef aterward Reed became m- rope wrapped about his body. With-
it is doubtless severe on you, but it is the - " i"v " " i . ' .rU A innb th whin ...U.l : . .ltflRH A U KliJ t. V ..,1 i
.a . m . m a. j-m. mamt.. . a a iiaa a k. a - ajj a a bj n . a wm a a w a w a a . bk. a aaaa.Ba aa.w a a. a a a. a a as m a w w m v aa bbbi iatu w va a aa n a f a a iiwtrn aaat
I White Pearl MiLLKT.-Pettcr Hender-
860, so well knewn as one of the- most
in&essfal gardeners in the whole coantry,
has been Experimenting withthe Mijlet
Koewa as. above and by several otner
Mines, and the result as told by himself
t wndwfBl. It it a fodder plant, accept-
oUto alt fodder-Mtiag stock. To snake
IU iroirih entirely sncceMfal req aires
well prepared loamy toil, broken 10
b)ket, manre4 at the rat of 10 tona f
ttable intre to the acre, and the crop
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towed In drills 18 inches apart, 8 quarts
eed to the acre.
plant themselves upon tiro ramparts of
justice aud fling the banner of defiance to
tho mellow winds of truth, which, like
the winds of heaveu, penetrate aud dispel
fog, damp and dew and brings, on wel
come wings, the healing of health and
Upon this rampart aud under this ban
ner I behold theglory -covered "Progress"
leading and rallying the cohorts of com
mon sense to do battle and beat back the
liberty-robbing fanaticism of local optiou
whoM only law nd rale is th bloody
minded bigot's edict of eat, drink and
think aa I do, or die a dog't dtath !
Progreet goes about the fight in th
right manner. He ppose a priacipW
that Rowan despises", and will never
One plowing withthe Raop , 7 7
ramTff mmtt If fVt AU
cuttings Mr. Henderson obtained 98 tns
fffwn fodder, which, when dried, made 16
tpni dry jay.
; Oar old townsman, James. II. Enniss,
editor J.gO. JParmer, is ottering a seed
Package of this Millet and his paper, for
oe year Jfor One Dollar. Any one with -
log to aceept it thoald address him at
nels. It is ironically delightmi to aay
nothing r about the exceeding freshness of
the refreshing idea advanced by the
brass-plated lie that asserts no whisky
will be sold except for medical purposes,
and that the-dry ticket means no more
than tho stopping of whisky selling by
saloons, and that ao - one can get whisky
unlesaJw is really sick, or willing and
able to bay by the large naatity !
Progress is awake, and with elegant dic
tion and sound sense gives the alarm tha
Some Minor Legislation.
1-:: .'.rk . S
hl,ntho"?of minor importance, h Totersto see through such flimsy
put of general interest passed by the Leg- . . . j. . . ...
idatare is- I talk as the above sentence. It is so thin
i An act doincr awav with the necessitv so exceedingly thin too illnsively thin
of seals to bonds, deeds and other instrn-1 to hide the cunning design of those who
"ffiVT8?, Pi?11 t-nt he wora 1 would bo financially benefitted in a com
i " w wrCJ aercial point j by having the saloons
I An act provldinfftor the following short I closed. -Report says; the saloon keepers
Yrm of a deed of real property : 4Ke- I wiU become family grocers and druggists
eeiveuTof A. Kii in full fori .. i .u. k'. v..
I lAao-wl ai "I ------ j v" , . i ratnerxnau iev wro Puw w men wuoi-
Lftrtff JLr?-3rL,!.ifi"MD: M P. into her lumte. Ty feel
a 7 V VV I UHViaiVTt- OSS w MVi v - - . ' . .m - m .
?eed in fee simnie with full warrant v nn- Interest in tfco nencaxe neann oi ineir
?eaa words limiting its effect are added. customers, who ! most have whisky to
"aImi provides that tlie probate fee of di8S,lve tncir medicine. Did they not
&a fo wLi.tiJi ..- I rrv r drnff store, likclv woald tlunlc of
An act disonalifvintr ftnv nersons to sit snnnVvinc tho don and. It would be et-
Jrror ivho haa served either on a grand J rimental to those- in delicate health a
orpttitjury within two years previous. nclcct M d. ! i'nrtheri did the local
produce bn the streets. - I I would 6nch neglect place tho v numerous
An act" that no warrant shall be issued j and unanimous healthy sick 1 Should
ir oastajdy except npon UiO voluntary I ontionsncceetL many a barrel of
vain and annlicatlon nf thA womfiB. I . . 1 . . i i.
s An .? 1 .Tv " : . . . i rchiskv ninst oe t oiu to Keep uie neucaie
r Anct providing that in counties where J ".niSKJ. u "V" i ,
iofcrior Coortsl are established, macis-' and others not so dellcato in a health j
nnvking of the puppy." Herein we see
the Scripture veritied: 'Mouey is the
rtHt of all evil."
lt is said, and with some plausibility,
that competent teachers are driven from
the profession on account of low wages
the public school funds being so limited.
Cheap teachers are often employed iu or
der to have more schools. The writer's
motto is "live and let live," and nothiug
else was meant in our first communication
on this subject. I do not claim to know
it ally and thiuk an effort by intelligent
men to impart information, laorecommeu-
dable than censurable. 1 believe education
should be more fashionable it is just
what we desireaud I think every good
citizen should. What does oar prosperi
ty and happiness as a people depend up
on V As lias been said, "the highest learn
ing is to be wit, and the greatest wisdom
is to do good.11 Hence the importace of a
proper : cultivation , of the minds of all
clsse for when ignorance prevail, vice
ad immorality will prodominato.
At to the conduct of "iaspprechUiv
people" towards Uachvrt, the writer feelt
satisfied that all haviag ike practical
knowledge in this given line, will agree
with im. Why is it that so many in our
coantry attain their majority in years
and cau scarcely read, write legibly, or
make the simplest calculation with fig-
arcs t The trouble in many instances is,
the schools are too short io afford theto
sufficient onnortnnity to learn, and
their means are too limited to enable them
to do so.
Now, Mr. Editor, I will be glad if B.O.
T. would give some eommon tenet vnrwt on
.a . a l a
tait important tMDjecr, at rrom ips co
munication ono would infer he is compe
tent to tht task, and perhaps hit tnergy
and enterprising disposition will prompt
hint to it. Pnpng; blowing t &., is very
common now-a-dayt with all classes. Tbe
writer meant to state nothing bat facts,
incontrovertible, in his first cowmanica
tibn. If what I have refer to be not im
pediments to;sncces in com mon schools,
I woald like B. 0. T. to imform me what
they are. Now, to snm np the whole: can
children learn as ranch in a tAort as in
a long school term 1 Is there any law to
sustain teachers in attempting to compel
parents to furnish certain books f Can
children be taught without their presence
in school t The tenor of Ji. OTs article
seems to answer in the affirmative. As to
any thing else, I meant what I, said ; and
if these things were . incessantly poured
forth into the ears of the people, we might
expect action taken in this matter that
would redound to the interest of our race.
One usually rings a vessel before pur
chasing "Those having glass windows
should bo careful how they they throw
ttonttr I answer B. 0. T., "tersely and-
tlitm rfttiri fliekered and died. Others 1 0,"r'0 tv'",s' w -,v "'"r vuow iwvuiv; ?im mo io- inis ue was guing w? iry ana escape.
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aroso timidly to look briefly aronnd, then lrom nis nanus, lasneti mm across tue tons. 1 give the story as, it was given Suddenly a mob assaulted tho, jaM,
march to the grave dug by hanl times back and then said, "Now, sir, your mcby Col. R. A. A. 1st on himself. He and seized Col. Alston. He was game
and small appreciation. The Watchman apol0gy is accepted." Of course a gaid that an article appeared in a to the last, and fiddled up to the very
has lived to welcome eacn, du, oucn erf ,ecting .folu?wedt It j, ttid that newspaper flectingdn Gov. Call, indant he was seized, his daontloa
Alston once fought a gentleman who Col Augustus Alston, who was the face looking full upon his assailants,
had to assume a sombre look? write tbe D . . r ,. , ' -1 TT 6 , , , Y , , . .
nhitnsTV sin a its rivals death chant, then disputed the age of some wine of which leader of the Call faction, demanded He was tumbled into ja : blanket, the
fold its bandanua and parsne the even Alston had been boasting, throwing the name of the author. He waa fur-lend? twisted, and he was then hustled
tenor ofl its way. Like Switzerland I some of the wine m his face that he nishetl with the name of Gen. Reed, out of the jail. Once ont in tha street
Col. Bob Alston came of the fami-
-. . At llr..lAl u. j I . m a rm
among tlio nations is uie might get its full flavor.
among tlie papers, i ne vy"riu a moini
m.l Kr.pf Pr1ini. Rat it took Stone-
mat.1. ril lrl nntl Sbrman'H f march to lv know as the Halifax Alstons.
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prline the IFrtlcAiaoH for even a brief Their estates lay about Halliax, JN. xne weapon wsiecuw were
period, and then not until press was seiz- q and they dominated that whole this deadly, weapon being, as I have
-a . n mi . ! A!. l.i I . I .i ;S "...fit 1 1 i I i
ed, type scatterea aua jimwr in uigut tjon for years They where enor- saul, a iavonte witn me Alstons.
searching tor tne remnanc oi tne v,ou ru- ,o we althy and travel lwl from Col. Alston was attended by Mr.
eracy. Some things may be eternal m J... Mtmm tn .nrtfuir : ni. Kenmi. his brother-in-law. At the
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who was the leader of the. opposite! he was thrown" to the ground, still en-
faction. He at once challenged Gen. velbped in the blanket, arid a' hun-
Rced, and a meeting was arranged, drcd bullets were poured Into hia
body. Thus died the last of the
"Halifax Alstons." They were a re
markably atheletic and handsome
race of men. Gideon, who waski li
ed by Pelat, is always cited as "Ihe
t ... 4.1irfHn1 m kwnntT's dream. I
almost longed to be an editor and to
manage al newspaper. But perhaps all
is not gold that glistens, and therefore I
shall be satisfied with a happy girl's lot,
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- . I . I - a a. TI L-.l L....IJn t nrnnl "An" I -fil A Ili11l 8 tflin . Ptnin- I knnloAtnact trnnniMfaii nt Ilia Hi v
n ;. f l.:.r.. ant thiil I niOKT. rTMTIll SLuLC 1ICV I1UUUICU3 I w..w ft 1 I uauuwuicsn jwuiiiatvi v.j
man win write wieir vwuimj - - o - - 1 .... . . . . . . . . . f
of slaves, and always travelled with a ded, it being nair-H-iggemu ine may be said here that the "young
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These thoughts concerning the Watch- coach and four and a small army oM contents were aiscnargeu inw me air. Mjastilian wfta kiliei-4im was put in-
msim mrm unrmnea or iisieainK w "" minni. lie mcu were iinuuciT m , e i " j
of the eldest citiaens ef Davie and Rowan I hitt 0f expeuse and pnt the I fired, and Col. Alston dropped dead 1 drowned in the MedittemnemriWU-
lis Alston was a man of wonderial
strength. Heonce shonlderedjilosd
of800ponnds dead weight And
ried it through the streets of Bperte ,
on a bet. His life was a stormy one.
His feud with the Ingrams, & brave
and powerful family, was the sensa
tion of Georgia for the time ( it lasted.
. a mm) mm mm m . a
He always carried his, "yager witlu
him, and escaped the whole difficulty
with only one finger shot away.' This
feud was dramatized under the title
of "The Watch," -and sold largely.
Its authors were never discovered,
of they woald have been killed, at
the heroes of that day did not tolerate
the publication of-their trouble.' Tho
manuscript was discovered one morn-"
in the yard of a fearless widow, who
nnblished it. herself and sold it. mak :
ing a great deal of money by it.
who met and spent the night at Blossom I tht, n;hi. Th women I in his tracks. His sister, a most tpiri-
Dell, t ?m a wee nsten,r to eir M. ted woman was nearly craced at the
interesting recital ef other days, and n g B J ..,1 . rtf u;fl j.l Rhm tha
pleasant remembTanco of the Watchman. 15oD Alston, ! gr.miur - "7. , 77
subject ol tms SKetcii, always cameu ,
her own sheets and pillows with her her own hands siie moulded it into
when she travelled, and a case of loaf bullets and sent them to her brother,
sugar. "I have known her," says Willis Alston (the father of R. A.
j-. i m it. .1 tttn B.trvn. inA imnlofed him to come
... . ., nmkin nnir ijol. 1 Ouj nonaru. wiihcvuuu, -i j .
love to furnish columns of locals, but own birds, and then stand and watch She wrote that he had been murdered
they mtM be more plenrrfal than at the the strugg!ft to the deaths" Col. and the Alstons adhered to this belief,
Dell. ; Not an item of news ontside the Wijig Alston, know a "Honest Wil- although the general statement is that
TisHorsehnt and the farm and i;. Alston" the grand uncle of Bob the meeting was a fair ouc. Gen.
Lnl stooghtaaendnela in o.e
rtbf-ny like .owie writors in the winter. He killed two men and after the ex plosion of Alston s "yager."
Watchman xm the local option temper- was himself frequently wounded. At any rate it was very well under-
ance onestion. Temperance a lady might HJc favorite weopon was an old fash- stood that Willis Alston would seek
review land give opinion withont tres- . , "rairer " whieh is a I sort of revenge for hi brother's death, as the
Lassine xne oonu8 l i , ;nrr . nhlo hand- tamilv lor eeneration nad maae one
sex by creation's lords. Bnt yonr tem- ' -i . . . Quarrc,8 The first tueet-
a i nite larar enonen al-1 iui oi uuuiw ovv, . ....
i"1 7 . r .. I .. k :i.t tw Atlvrl !iti I Sn htwppii Alston and lieeu was
j vi. ttta m nnnini nnpunon. intinn. a vuiuiuc uiiiliiii ub uttvu !
run ay io uuno -x ---- - w i , , . . , . . . .
X UC jjcglBiaiuic iibu juoi
Reed had been elected
peraneej Jcorps is qnite larg enot
I havo stated that they all say what they the exploits of these two brothers, but I
have to say gracefully, but so may a poi- deaj onjy wlth tne sons or Lol.
ished villain in the most graceful manner AJsto who were the later Als-
state the .j most infamous falsehood, and M ,nWKfnnl
thus bljgkt character with the mildew of tons' immediate ancestors. ,
S tU mere fact therefore that grace, AN ALSTON MUST DIE WITH HIS
style aad; finish, withoat even a violation BOOTS ON. Old Col. Alston, who
of rale tn composition or rhetoric, is no was nimself killed in a duel, had
evidence that any. of your present local gonsWi!lis, Gideon and Alt-
option writers are right, nor yet that tlrey . thc father
aro wrone. But it is an evidence that gusius. - m- , ; :
pnt,1ocal option, Uquor or no of Col. R. A. Alston Each of hese
liqnor, is jaBt now a sabject of much im- brothers came to his death by violence
portanco in Salisbury. Your readers are or as the family tradition runs,
decidedly! awake and intensely interested jn his boots." Gideon Alston,1 the
in the whisky or no whisky contest. The . three to djCf was killed in
classic and powerful article, of Progress hnet wn
mr rrtincp both sensation ana aamir- - r
Speaker. He was a young man, of
exceptional power and popularity,
and his life promised to be brilliant
and illustrious. He had invited friends
to the usual legislative supper, and
the banquet was in progress, eyery-
jthing going merrily and well. Sud
denly a Ull figure, muffle! in a swing
ing cloak with a slouch hat drawn
down over the face, stalked through
the open door. Without a word if
made for the bead of the table, where
Gen. Reed was sitting. Instantly erics
the Quaker city (Philadelphia) is
engaged in making preparations to
receive thegreat Ulyses,' when he comes
home. The Gov. of Pennsylvania,
and Mayor of Philadelphia, go to San
Francisco to meet him, Tree ride both
ways, Big Ingun. His glorionsne,
the great sloggef around the world will
come back next fall.
Who is it, with funeral trea , i
Cbmcs slowly home and goes to botl,
And utters what is best unsafd?
'Tin he who fished since rose the sun;
Subsiding on a single bunn, r.
And after all's caught nary one,
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