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who do not pre exnre$t mi ice to
arccoiwidatrd as .wiahingi to continue
i diiacontiffiiance of thqir pa
tinue to send them unjtil ar-
br refuse taking their rfaperB
JTwo Dollars payable in
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rf . Dj if not paid in advance. Two dollars
7jWe. be chafed.! j
p."-,ITWK.Msinwrtcd acI for the first. and 35 cts.
-wfctthsvoufnt inwrlion. Court orders chhrged
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Editors, 4 Proprietors.
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! :-;fia ..mcra to- which diey aj-e sept they an held
C01 U -till their W!! M at-Uled and thf ir papter or-
fl-l 'r.,rrm have Ttilled thatfrefiininff to tkke a
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VOLUME VI -NUMBER is.
SAlllSBURY,N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1849.
! perjsf .higi' Mn tMw rate..
; !u'ih whfadvf rtiie ty the yt
A liberal die due-
(ors mu4t te post pnid.
oiie favor to nsk " replied Morgftn " dui
ring rr)y absejice some person hasf takeii
my gun ; I set a great vajue uppn jt,and!,
if it can be restored, it will give; mp par
ticular pleastjre." The un was describj
ed, and; the general issued an 'order rej-
quiring it to
the reward, t
hr Lvhc1!)ure vircinian. i
! SO&fEK OF THK UK VOLUTION.
f The braut(ul episode of Sergeant prevailed on
kmnp. KO at mirah y told in Lee's mem- , The abovt
oWUfAiniliar to rrost of our rcajlers. : ,y Gen. Lafayette himself, nearly fift
1 n c x a'tnt h i n g B p a rk i wrings of Xnsh- years after the event, with much warmth
intonj V encountered another .story of of feeling and admiration of thel soldier's
kindred . character equally intereHting tnagnanimityii ! j
be returned. Thi$ was all
mt Morgan could ever be
:o accept. S J !
anecdote was related to me
dJ P?1 xy1 h'ss rtutheiitic, though but
known. VYe iaKo pleasure in jgiv
tng it jo the press anil hope that it may
y c(jpieil ly each of the thousand and one
' Jmirni of the landj and take its plae in
I J the potiiAr memory along side of thad
4 inttirfiof Sergeant Champc. 'I'hcre is
- . - I
A DESPERATE NEGR0.
Some yearjs since a gentlemati, residing
in Anderson jcoupty in this state, sold si
negro man joj a citizen of middl4 ijennesj
see. The npgro was removed to the
home of his new master, but in a short
' . I nnltlo nnr)trttiliinrr in llio'rral
iOTk r &fne kHki pim,l & and returned to Aerson
IS'h... nS limiting! his i fEd..t
L.' . 1 fr J ; ",U1C ie neignoornoou oi nis wue, out
im ahUot restoration of ibis trusty waf discovered and appreHende
porian , vu i j ' and agam Uiken to Middle Tennesseei
h J" Vwtl" J . 1 ; P, . '.. .1 .1 vorahlp nnnnMnni v wc nroeontwl on1 '
cr frdrd Washington to, Ialayette, dated . u ' h j r.
SaSphP in wiichn absconded from his mastpr Thi$
W Uld tha retreat of Lord cfom- i was sx or sen I A ,a.
uf?..L Jrr Kv tL nrrii nf .ukr rew"d 9red for his apprehension;
&Hch fleets' 1am1 pursuaded you ! PIPl! iv.as f?r a lonf. liN
r...!H ,1m nil in 4r nktvnr tn. nr,t-,nf . . UUl IIU U CC Oi UMIi UetHg UISCQVerU, 11
Villi UU Ull I I I LSW.l l 1 V U II f r 1
't-scape b' 1an . May that great .felicity ICS t!ulllt3'
w a a v uaai.jc a-ar km t i.4 c a UtlOgLU -
,be reserved fjir you
Mr. Sparks ;sub-
JOHN OILL, aliasIXON CURRY ;
Or, Te FtcZiwi of Circumstances.
A TRUE SKETCH OF LIFE IseKANSAS.'
" Among the truest friends of the peo
ple, of all in the present Convention, may
be named John Hill, of St. Francis. His
energy, eloquence and courage fully enti-
"tjile him to the proud plaCe he holds, and
ajs we trust, will long retain that ot lea
tier of the Arkansas Democracy.'- Little
ock Gazette, in the days of the Conven
tion. - . j
j Bloody Affray. A desperateltencon
tre occurred last week in St. Francis.
Tw.o distinguished citizens were killed,
aiid three others dangerously wounded.
The difficulty resulted from an attempt to
arrest John Hill, a member of the last
Legislature, and formerly of the State
Convention, who, as it is alleged, is the trious, generous and hospitable ; and such
rjotorious robber, Nixon Curry, that com- j continued to be his character, in the new
milted such atrocities fifteen years ago in ; country of his adoption, for twelve suc-
the mountains of Carolina."- Little Rock i cessive years. During all that long pe-
the numbeK and astonishing boldness of
his exploits. Ve may record ir, not as a
matter of men(, perhaps,! but for the sake
of historical trmti-j-t hat the youthful ban
dit never was known to perpetrate any
deed of murder forhe sake of plunder,
though he did scveraLto avoid arrest. At
'length the rumor of his! daring felonies
ceased suddenly, and notwithstanding a
reward of five thousand dollars was of
fered for his apprehension byvthe Govern
or of' the State, he! was heard of no more
in North Carolina.;
At; the first settlement of the. fertile
delta, bordering ort the St. Francis, there
came an emigrant, who called himself
John Hill, and who soon succeeded in ac
quiring universal jpopularity. Although
of moderate means, he was sober, indus-
lurnintKe" point 6f-lhc-gory"knifk to
wards his own breast, would have plung
ed it into his owrr hearthad hcrribt Been
prevented by the bystanders, who had now
crowded into tie room. " . , t "
Ihe same eveningMose Howard jdis
appeared, and was heard of. no mora for',
nearly two years, when a horse' trader 1
brought back word that he had scch him
jn San Antonio, Texas. i:. ?
When the shocking news reached Hill's
family, the beautiful Mary burst Into ar
wild laugh. She is now in the aylum
for the insane, at New Orleans.
Had we been inditing ri fair nf rri.
times, yet still escaped without a scar. i mance, we would have paused With a
But this could be no wonder; for even 1 preceding page, but literal truth compel?
brave men's hands have shook when j us to record another fact equally charac
they saw him, and shaking hands -gen- j teristic, both as to the chief actors and tho
erally make ve.ry poor shots. ' back-woods theatre of the main tragedy
During the September term, 1843, of It will be remembered Ihut the fnllcn
the Circuit Court of Pope county, in which desperado had enjoined it on his sou to
Hill resided, he got out of bed one morn- ! slfty ihe slayer of his father on the day he
ing uncommonly gloomy, and, while at 1 should arrive at sixteen. Without any
the breakfast table, suddenly burst into such charge, vengeance would have been
fears. considered by that boy as a sacred duty;
" What is the matter, my dear ?" asked j fr on 'he frontiers, the w idows of the
Jn.ucy that beautiful Lucy, who had for- slain teach vengeance to their children.
merly lett her wealthy home in Carolina j an(1 occasionally execute it themselves!
for the robber and robber's cave.
" I have had a dreadful dream," an
swered the husband, shuddering at the
recollection; I saw George Sirong in
my sleep, and he kissed me with his pale
lips, that burned like fire, and smclled
Accordingly, Bill Hill practised with
his father's gun every day for twosucces
sive years, and this even before ho had
any rumor as to the place of Howard's
refuge. He then learned that his foe was
in Texas, and two months before he was
entirely out of the minds of all but his
A few days since, however, tw6
rwifvi. -i ,11 i- rL i owners.
tdrealMe: Tlfe Britlih commander solught mcn' "sidmg.m Anderson county.iby tiie
V::- . -.li ,T . t At names of Diggs and Low were ioiat with
.fori afl Opportunity td escape into North 4,. i
I rCarol nit hut he address and vigilance of lutr ' 1 T ? ? 8 Deingn,uguea
i UtmXe disoncei ed all his schemes. ' M 1111 T luu Pu re,reMing
MnerlGornwlllis hU arrived at York, themselves th ey concluded to goto a fine
ind cLmencfed his fortifications, Lafay-! sP"nS not .fr T j
Med Colonel! Jafber if he kndw of a,lter rema,n,?g a sh,ort t,me at thl?P"n4
yliinhj capable solAier. whom he dbuld i 111 vyeni upo a canin wmcn wasmant
lr.- .7,, i i ... . T onft or two hiirtf1rfl vnnfs wKprn thpA
seridfasa spy into Corn wall is's camp. : ' " ,TL'r.' i " H ri
tr L i. i ft iL. ; J tiL-1 were several white women living. Diggs
He answered that tliere was one in the . , , t . , . ; fefei
'I- ... ; . i i I 1 1 ailtorpn trio OQhin anil t nnlr Hies coat nnnn
... T ' . . i v .. .1. r A T 1 i - l vuuiii uuu luia 1110 vat u uuil
'1 1 - LM-li T : ; i
who yas in Htl resptcts suited to such an . i.e companion, low .jpmauj
Z'Un rfi;.. ed in lhe yarrf. being in conversation with
told tl ahe hall a very d. flic ulti task "e .ftfh.e fj"ales- ,0ne of the ?f"?Heg
torop'to1 him! which was tha!t he i was m thecibin. and so soon ai DiggS
ihJulU pretend to tl 3?ert, go over to the enie she .jcommenced a sprightly cod-.
BritisVWmpPand 'enlist as a. soldier i versa" "? ;du"ng ,hJ fhc an
Morgan answered, lhat he waT ready to i Poached thej bedside and let fall p n the
to anything t'n lhe ierice of his country 11001 u & wn c f.
- -i lz i i H i ! ii- jj soon as it struck the floor, the hand of a
rwr.'i. niir rns iriinnus 1 . - i
and 'o;pliIign'his general, but his feelings
teyoitcu at stcti a proposal, lie uepircu
the rpnctja'toii: of a good soldier and a eal
ous. true, loyer of! his country, bilit he
coulJ hUt 'endiirc the thoughts of ben"r a
J,l :f.u-trtt.ii i. li., undcr the bed, drew up an axe with both
irr t' ir i . i ! i i X hands, and was swinging: it over so as to
loie 'bis life, but br i tiir last nsr dissrace . . .t .. . A.0 b . ' u "
JutL I a. .... i cleave tlieskull.ot Di
a tH ' . : LiirrL v c iiic ivijii in i w en r i n t-.
natnt. Aiier some conversation. . . . ' . "5 ' it"'?. .1
'j. ". T .... i Iv th lorrfi' of thp hlnvv was en fnr rhrli.
Wver.he told the general that boou ld 'V"6 ?rc
goon One cohuition, which was, ttiat, in i .
n rr priach rtngftt tome upon Lis family ' "c f "reu. ui "!e " "'""
MVrWhb for l.is Supposed miscoriducu : traord;naVy presence ot rnuul, observed
ip this the genera itssented. j t 1 , 't . . , -, ii P
-"! ' 1 t ) : trun. and nlaeed lhf hroailsidfiiJ ot the
tif.-i : ..i..i ..' i..:.:. i. w '
iiiuruuu lutiiuu iiiu iiiiiiMi l.iiiiu uuu : : i:.i u. : a u rt-
W.ed. Lafayaftf eft every thiug to j lmliet must necessarily strike it, 4 it did: 1 1
aisaiscreuon. dui loiu nm mai nc win-; rj;n-.r nor nn,, tKr h;c cUf ,1
Gazette, of May, 1840.
We have given the previous lextracts
from the oldest and most respectable jour
nal of Ai !fansas, in order to satisfy every
read ; at the following narrative, ex
tra;u try as some of its incidents' may
4pt ir. is no tissue of fiction. --i Indeed,
while relating genuine events, and paint
ibg true scenes, we have been 'especially
Careful to avoid all vivid colors. I' Should
this short sketch, by any chance, reach
the forests of Arkansas, the people there
will deem its descriptions tame 'in com
parison with the deeds of the man. The
Writer, who has resided long on the fron
tier, has no use for fancy in pourtraying
lis exciting life. Simple memory will
serve him very well. :
1 1 About fifty years ago there liv?d in Ire
dell count', North Carolina, a-fjresbytc-rian
minister by the name of Ciffry. He
was a man in easy circumstances, of ir
reproachable character, and had a large
family of promising sons and daughters.
Among those the favorite was Nixon, dis
tinguished when a boy for his fearless
Courage and the tenderness of bis heart
alike. He seems, from several anecdotes
Of his early days, to have been a child of
impulse and intense earnestness and pas
lion. When only six years of age, he
had a combat at school with a. bully of
the playground, nearly twice his own
vpioht. anrl after KtiflVrincr flreadf iillv. at
axb striking the "loft," that all ast achieved victoryi due almost to the
. Diggs sustained was i only a , r , . ,
f four or five M r P euuurmice.
immekliately-i rom lhe lime e was S1X years oiu,
hat is to say, from the hrst session he at
ended in the country school rhouse, had
pixon Curry been in love. His idol was
ft little girl of the same age, and under
he tuition of the same master The at-
negro caughtifrom under the bed. ;Digg4'
suspicion beipg thus awakened, hie with
great presence of mind, kicked th knife
beyond the reach of the hand, and instant
ly a huge negro fellow sprang! out frorh
riod he never had a personal difficulty' or
quarrel with any human j being ; and yet
every body was satisfied, that such a
I peaceful life singular for that latitude,
was not owing to a want of courage, or
deficiency in power to perform good ser
vice, in-any sort of battletfield ; for of all
bear-hunters that ever pierced the jun
gles of cane in " the great swamp," or
descended by torch-light iuto the dark
caves of the Ozark Mountains, he was
celebrated as the most fearless.
He was repeatedly elected to the Ter
ritorial Legislature, where he distinguish
ed himself by a strong, impassioned elo
quence, as a chief leader in the Demo
cratic ranks. He was next, as we have
alreadyseen, a member !of the Conven
tion tljat formed the State Constitution;
and was elected again the ensuing year
to represent his county in the Senate of
At; this period commenced his second
series of misfortunes. Hill's nearest neigh
bors were the Strongs, four brothers of
considerable wealth, more ambition, and
if we may borrow the phrase of the coun
try, "famous fighters.
of sulphur. I am sure 1 shall die before ! sixteen set out to hunt him up.
sunset." ! At the end of four months, Bill Hill
" Then do not go to court, to-day," said ' came back, and hanging up the double
the wife, in accents of earnest entreaty. I barrels in their old buckhorn rack, an-
" But I will," replied the husband firm- j swered his mother's look,
ly. " When a man's time is come, he can- "Mother Mose is dead I let him have
not hide from death ; beside, it would be j both loads. Though I cried before I done
the act of a coward to do so, if one pos- . N and afterwards, too he looked so mis
scsses the power." Then addressing his i erable, pale, and bony as a skeleton."
son, a fine intelligent boy of thirteen, he 1 " Poor Mose !" said the mother, weep
continued, "Bill, you see my gun!" j -nS " but it could not be helped.' Tho
pointing his finger as he spoke to the great ! son of such a brave man as Nixon Curry
double barrel hanging on buck horns over must never be called a coward, and be
the door ; " practice with that every mor- j sides, it was your father's order." Demo
ning, and the day you are sixteen, shoot j cratic Review.
the loads of both barrels into the man
who will this day kill your father." j A BOLD ROBBEKV.
" Yonder comes Mose Howard ; he will ; On Saturday morning last two trankt be
protect you, Pa," remarked Mary, Hill's j longing to Mr. J. A. Sadler's children, who -eldest
daughter, a lovely girl of fifteen, j were going to VorkviUe S. C. were taken be
who was to be married the next day to the tween this place and ihe river from the boot
youth then approaching. j behind, and rifled of the greater part of their
Hill and, Howard departed ; Lucy with j contenis. The trunks have since been found
tears, and Mary blushing, both calling out ' near ,,lis PIace u"ith a fewofibe articles left in
as they left the gate, " Take good care of j them This 13 ,hc flrsl ,i,ae rr a lonS whilc
him, Mose, and be sure and bring him I tha so irinfVa robber-v has occurred, in our
back to nitrht." j midst. ihe IlorneCs cst.
" ISTever fcar," answered the youth, with I , ., . I 7". ,
a laugh : Hill will never die till I kill , Jr T murJcrAed thetr ffhr"TX
jm : dreadful affair happened in Wayne County four
. . ; or nve uays ago. a man oi tue name ol I bom.
live lorever, retorted n n,;. ,..rAA ,. r i.:- u:i.i ..
- - - - va y mm . v
I " Then he will
7lf I I
; iuar , laugnmg aiso. ! or four vears of a??e olie u 8h00,in aflfi
j As soon as the friends reached the vil- I other by healing its brains out with a stick.
Iage, Hill began to drink deeply, and He was arrested shortly after committing the
Notwithstandin thnir rharartpr wns! "lannesiea more tnan ordinary anxiety horrid acts, and confined miarl. It is thouzbt
so dissimilar from that of the pacific "bear- I or a comDat insulting every body that j that he was insame, and that he wan, we would
hunter," a close and cordial intimacy ' crossed his path, and all the youth's en- charitaly suppose ir-imton CAronWe.
grew up between them ; sand Hill, in an ! l;ealies ed to Pacify h- At ,ast the , ,T . v . 71 1 u , '
unarded moment1 made the eldest bro- ! desperado swore he would clear the court i MaJ;,r peakm?of the effocu or the hot weath.
ungarueu nioment, maue; me eiuesi oro- , . , , . , , cr on the New .rrk clandKP, sajB " their njoattachw
ther, George, a confident as to the secrets j house anU immediately entered with a Iike the tai, fealhcr8 of a wot )lir
o( his previous history. It happened that ur,ous countenance, and a threat as to j PrtUy frWAnediloruf a Western aa.
this same George conceived a violent de- ! purpose. Judge, lawyers, jury and nounces that he ha a fine buy, and exnre a hop
V.. nnnt;l Act;: , dlieciciiurs, umtje a trenerai rUSU XOr me mai ne may live 10 mueni iDe lunnne me Tamerexttfcii
311 I tJI 1 Jill 1 L 1 Li Cm. 1 I1I3LI 11 1. 1 I I J I i . mill I trTI 1111" M." w a.
ed Hill to resign his seat in the Senate in
the illiberal friend's favor. Hill refused,
door. One old drunken man did not run Inake b Pbl,shluff a ew.Paper.
as fast as Hill wished, and he sprung: on ! A man ''"e ofon-d a gia ufuxla water, tke oUier
biiiiuuciai menus mvur. mil reiuacu, u;. wrt . I ' , m ' A y"af day, rejected it With indip.ati. D- vo
and the Strongs conspired for a terrible ! .lue I.IUCC,,e wre'cn, """cominencea oeai- ( a -alan;ander r h .7
to drink wau-r
revenge. Writing back to Carolina, they ! ",lu ""iuiiui
procured a copy of the reward offered for
the arrest of Nixon Curr, the far-lamed 1 ather-in-law, (alas! who was never to
voti Oii&k I am
! T. ....j .ui .1. . ..: - .
Howard men caught hold of his future ; hi8 wife-8 siBt(.r r iH tHM. hirh can ..fEtirHy
jobber ; and then collecting a party of a
dozen desperate men, they attempted to
capture Hill in his own house. The lat
terthad gone armed, with his enormous
udouble-barrelled shot gun, two long rifle
pistols, and a knife so heavy, that few oth
er bands besides his own could wield it.
be,) and attempted to pull him away.
With eyes red and glaring like a mad
dog, Hill instantly turned upon his friend,
and with a single blow of his fist felled
him to the floor. Then, following up the
violent act, he leaped on the youth, and
began a most ferocious battery. In vain
frnm tVio pnmmpncpmpnf ThoVetnnr?! nn
dinte3l.genip.;ot..impo movements. rlake) eflect.limmediately sprang tlpon the in one class,.and always managed to stand
achment appears to have been mutual The assault of the Strongs proved horrible Howard endeavored to escape, crying out
to themselves. Hill killed two ot the 111 nts 'ViTT i
brothers, and danrrerouslv wounded five 1 " For God s sake, cease Hi 1, don t you
answered by the sinter bers !f, wheu it it oppiby Ut
letters and ducumentH transmitted by irterd Camp
bell U the District Attorney of the L'nilrd SuLtetin tha
city of N v Orleanti, were rcc ived on Wedtiea-
day ; and Mr. Bradford, feoini!ij th?n of irnir1! impor
tance to the Secretary of State than to the District Attor
ney, whote connection with the affair terminated with
the abduction case, wnt them iiuiucdiaUly on to Air.
Clayton, at Washinptou.
. "wi 1 i . I i ....... ... - j i' p5 f - - i i. all wilt vinofHiiu i v t-fc o umuuiu . j aiuuu ., c l i c
arid ranrprtiVf ilsirf'l t hi itniirrssiort naN . . .. . i t i , ... i- i . u k r J nF'lhpir rmnns pikeaninrri himsp. nnhnrt.
. iii-ijro a nti 'ra id eu. uui uiu not succecu y .i ,t.,:- u i r - 0 , . .r .
m I 1 11 m. S CJ CZJill " TT . 1 I U H I IT. I IIII 1IIV r 111 III III I r-.l'.r: 1.1 I .1 1 r II 1111' 1 I M I V '
ucwawj-to uc given ttiat tie jiau .poars in throwing him until the neffrohad strick-! r? . ? r T ' ! aitnougn more man twenty rounds oi ban , "7'i
know me your friend Mose? Kemem-
COME MD BUY !
enourb to(trai)silort all his army dcross Ki..r.r.u iu- J , vhen the other juveniles were amusing
James Hiver;; ( Morgan had been j little ab0ve the eye. The report of tfie gUn . pemselves with boisterous sports, the pre
Xmt '1 Citm whe"Lord Com wallil sent brought LoV into the cabin iust a Diggs cocious lovers would wander amidst leafy
for.hiA ahd iisked 1 iin rnany questions:-- threw the nigro upon the bed. ! Ibw ran ' roves. or hy the mossy margins of silver
Ternor of Arkansas published an
and buck-shot were aimed at his breast
The excitement resulting from the af
fair was boundless. A requisition came
on from the Executive of Carolina, de-
Tarfetfcti wai with him at the timei and nn immPfi;JtHiv and wUh his buteHer L:n jLu 1 manding the surrender of Nixon Curry.
paired of Mdrirat . araonir other things. , !f . " uu Ja ' u timA ; .U- - if"13' . . -j . r - The Gov
bbv mahv- lai Gpner-il I ifavettfe had -V" . i , , "u !Jthe soft spell of first love comes, it brings
now rnan) boats jUenerai Laiajette naa s j slicking the knife each time as deep i f . . u u u e l .
yn ine riverj 110 SAu ne uiu noi Know nQ i, mii,i. t Fin,5no tt.t tbU dirl nht w " aF" .1'"cmji
tue exact nuihber;
there Were chough to carry over a I the witn nio-i?s.ihR nlaced the srurt at the nei i iions of beauty over all things. Even then
rray. at a moment
I . FBI . i A .
into his body . 1 his overcome thf negro weetf sinless whispers of their future bri
J : r 1 ..At t .... ual.
wounu veryiproiuseiy. Liggs; auju low ii
supposing that he must necessarjly die, j And thus they grew up into one deli
went out in Search of neighborsjwhb, when ilciotis identity of fancy and of feeling.
thev came in. discovered the jnedto sttlliThr hi as fnr th soeietv of each other. ! mm "e . b ?Mjnaf,,u.
,i uim tn ho thoiWU -Wrn 1 ... .... , - ,. , Court House by two hundred men in pur-
tiv,, mm jvuov . u,i w .v u "v0. w . h , (ipon neon no nnrtiRiiiar re.. : n .1 1.1.. 1 1 r
:j " . j......-.. - j sun, nil luuruugiijy aruieu, uuu suiuu ui
'mark. Such attachments are common j them renowned "fighters." Hill saw
Hill's anger only increased, till finally
he threw his hand to his belt, and clutch
ed a pistol. And then Howard's blood!
boiled, and he resolved to fight for his i
life. He was of as powerful a frame as ,
the other the only person in all Arkan-
exclaimed Corn w a
you1 tills would notjtlkj ;" from w hicWit ap
pcared, that j they Vad this project in view.
; i.ntf I renc,!! lleetrin the mean time ar
rived.' General Lafayette had been out
ttfieconnoitrerand whrn he returned he
fond six metJ'in the 'British uniform and
j , - , .1 .1 1
additional reward for the arrest of John sas 10 oe compareu wan me ueiauo m
Hill ; and thus betwixt the two fires, the physical strength. , - . .
victim's chance seemed perfectly hope- i Howard grasped the barrel of the pis
jess tol as Hill cocked it, and the weapon ex-
Hill's conduct in the crisis was prompt ' P,oded in lh,eir i,am,s, without injury.
and fearless as ever. Packing up hastily, Once more they clenched, and the most
i, nn,.;.!, u.i.irJ.n v,;wir0., dreadful struggle ensued ever witnessed
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a common moving wagon, for Upper Ar
kansas, where he knew of a band of des
peradoes that he believed would protect
him. He was overhauled at Conway
in the West. The advantage shifted from
one side to the other for ;he space of five
minutes, till both were bathed in streams
of 1 heir own blood.
TTHE pubscribcr 9 now receiving oo of the band
JL somest and cheapest Stocks of
SPRING AND SUMMER
ever offered in tbii market, purchased ' in Thiladelpliia
and New York, from the latent Foreign Arrival, and
at the lowest cah f.srores, consisting in part of bl'k,t!oe,-
f-ol Jen, French ndelodes and apple green Cloths; black
one gfecn coated Ifessian at his quarters; had beQ Jb ... " the W(ods."
P rv..b , , ja b"- The negro was removed to the JUlintori
JJlorgan; aiked the General, with surf
...I 1 J . ! i .1 ! T-.
(irf uoni mo you got liere ; ? 1 ivc
Uritiih soldier, who have deserted; with
me; rtnu a llessiat) whom wc cptui-ed at
the outpost,' was' his reply. Uc went on
say, that, as the French fleet had ar. J?1".? ?
Tivptl. nnil tin nrtsnmed his servirrs cnnlft agister.
V 1 I f ,
no longer be of any use to his general in
jail, where he is now confined to twaita jam- - the youth of opposite sexes in the 1 their approach the distant prairie, and
r. .ui n:. hr t ... o,:. trmin!.t. Kmntlv with b is d read f u I double barrel that sure
punishment for which, if he be; convictejd, j0n arrival at mature years. Far differ-
is death ; though we, learn inere is no proo
death dealer to either man or beast, with
in the range of two hundred yards in-
lt- 1 t - Jill l 1 . !l 1 UUUD liNl.
-wIIUau,VUUl ' uv. iiuu , vu, mvu, imu ,.v.A,J.:.,.l.l. .;N.. ! i it.. L.l. ...
- 1 ' n ,1 . 1 ' ' "'ui ariteie, especially jviicu unc
these darters kntl this prisoner wfrc the -uveeuvitd muL in writing, and Vii, as aioodpen-
iruitl.of (IIS expedition. j , men do, to aeejhis MS. exhibit an appearaucl of neat-
i TEc general sent for Morgan the next ues8 and ta6t1- T1 following -.1 jfor faking a
3ay,;ai,d tojd' hirri -th(t his'1 condupr had rtk5,c,j ,na' tyon as Vfajiiblel j j
eri;inj the highest degree meritprious, Tdw twoo?nce of nutgalls in coarie powder, one
4ni',that ho nroboscd to make himi a ser- olce f igwood in thin chips, one ourice of sulphate
eant.?, ' Morgan jjstencd tO the proposal, of thrcc-foartha of an ounce ofW sugar
iy no meant certitin he should rrjake a
'i I roru-t ..L. . . t i .1 i whole is aiswoifed ; alter which it must be left txl fetf
I Svf?"1 i h J,n hel Rrm' ' a period of tw ntv-four hours. The ink maftheJ
j I ,:5u?e he believed his country needed glass bottle, wpll corked. I
j r. ,vv f i j y ou i wo iiivii i ts iiuiuu
s uu irou- onf howowop we thp. nncn nt iinn (nr- ! . , . . mi
ahilitv that Ihp will reeover UMioxcille T , stanny marched to meet ins iocs, l nis
ability that be wm rcco er.-r-iipxti e , , j nnrdori. The r nassion be- ! ;m,i;k!o k.,-o. ;;i,t ho ho.
:J .v vv. " J ' - . IlltlCUIUIC III a ti , ,UIIS u lxJ I I' v IV
came so evident at fifteen, that all further ; fore inspired by his; desperation, affected
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intercourse was forbidden by her parents me advancing troops witn sucn an unac-
u . , t'.u: f' countable panic, that the whole two hun-
among the wealthiest aristocracy ot , ' . .. r .,
mi , , . , . j dred sought safety in ai disgracefully ra
Carolina. Then followed stolen meetings flight.
by starlight, firmer; vows and wilder jove, i Several other attempts were made to
which always increases in proportion to capture the dangerous outlaw, all alike
its crosses, and; like the tree of Lebanon, : ending either in ludicrous or bloody fail
sends down its deepest roots into ibeheart, uref' In the meantime. Hills character
.... , i andconductunderwentacompletechange.
the more it is shaken by storms. Forced tobe aIways on the ,ooU ouft an(
Finally, at seventeen, when Lucj's re- ' therefore, unable to follow any steady bu
l ttives were endeavoring to force her into siness in order to support his family, he
tu o f onntUr ,rA Miwith th resorted to the gamins (table. He learned
to lnouige in the tiery stimulus oi araeni youui
Even the' bystander?, looking On through military BtripeJ and other fmcy Cassimeres and Veatinga,
.i j r ,i i t..-,. .,-- Pifii5h and French Drap de fAa; Landsonr.e clukJreo
the Windows Of the log Court house, Were plard and 6tnp.s . a Iargc Lck of cotton ade.;and alt
strucK witn wonoeranti awe. i lengiu,
while writhing and twisting like two rag
ing serpents, the handle of Hill's huge
Bowie knife, unthought of previously, pro
truded from beneath his hunting shirt.
Both saw it at the same time, and both
attempted to grasp it. Howard succeed
ed. Quick as lightning he drew the keen
blade from its Scabbftrd, and sheathed it
up to the hilt in the bosom of his friend
and his Mary's father.
" The dream is fulfilled 1" exclaimed
Hill, with a smile of strange sweetness,
that remained on his features even after
ana said he was highly gratified to have 'K" ino !gjl' ana 1?WXK1 cniP &m n three
east!djhis comrrilnder, but declined the Pinl,ror wt6r.tiii the quantity is reduced toon half.
Promotion. He atldrd, that hi bUevcd Thfn the mwf trained through a flannel into
Vimlelfn rtl'.lior.ht ihnt I.U was: a pnPr and he remainder of thegrfliiettfa.ad.
ut-u ii. ur uiixiiure is men io De siirreo im me
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cat1pirti;n refer notation
1-HMaffcd hr vhAnlil hr thn
GTerirnt than n(Topo1
Jj' He refused ftlso, saying
"nn auvu III UUIIJC,
Urealfor over of her childhood. They are pur- . S " ? 5 '
f , V , . , v. U -i . , drink, and his disposition
tberbo sued-overtaken ; and Nixon Corry shot ed b feceiit b .
'tTM in";1 ip . . . f .1 1' i.J ;
nis rival and one joi tne proua uoruons in the extreme.
ftdarY j-ivh t r. r. ri r 1 tlion HCA4n0fl t.V I f h 1 D'i.tinnc , I. n n . - n .. . n o n m 4 n OV
ijuvuu wu IUC OJJUl, rtliu iitv.ii vivuj'vu 1 CluajJS lucre ; HOCI! l a.J uian, v a
other kinds of genilemens uiiiir.( r wear. ,A!o splendid
bl'k Taffeta and (Iro de'Rhine Fi'.ks, p'.nin fig'd chamelr
on Poa de Roie, plain nn) fi'd ulk Tiwue. beragea, od
iik for linins, linen cham ray?, euibroid'd Bwisa Robes,
linen cambric Ilan'l.ercb.cU, i'a larce block) U'k aad
col'd Kid (i!;ves, organdy and gingham Lawns, plaid
jranadmea, fjney anJ furniture Prints. bl'k and Col'd At
pncci I.ns-re?, Florer.re, plain iraw. Rock Uoejuid Al
ladin Uxinet!, Fiiibreiias and Parasols, buIurrXlotli.
i:!ieniheeti.n2 1,7, 1 0 and 1 2 q -arier wi Je.bro. Ai.bleaeh'd
drill?, 'ase'J b!'d and bro. cotto; fhirtini and sheetings,
Urze itotk of ready made clothing, floor matting, Wasting
powder, iiiinin 3 Rope, Rio Coffee, bro. and loaf Sugar,
crushed and pulvericd do., superior Tea, a'uionJ, rais
ins, s le leailter, lining and binding skins, tanned theep
and Morocco ikin, hnrness leather, clover and graft
eed, snHdleii, bridles and Mddle be, leather tronka,
.-,.. Lrl in I.Ma nnrl half l.b! white lead . Fp'tS torpeO-
he Was a Corpse. He then SUnk down, ly ihe gal. or bottle, copal varnish, t a noers oil, a by
and expired without a groan. , 10. 10 by 12 and it by 10 S:, anvil, j"J
.. . ii grass scythe?, etceleeJ.n,' hoes, f.hove.3 and tndc,
Howard gazed on him there as he lay, min and
cross cut saws, sheet Iron. AI, a lare
with that singular smile on his face, and j OTHf 1 ft 17 VV. CUTLERY, "
his glazed eyes opened. And then awa- j .DAUt filaM palfIl,.nd
king with a start, as if from some horn- ; X dVeJuu and ...
ble Vision of; the night, the poor Unhappy f;r Slik, Panama, Ugbora and palm leal
fell heaillons on the body ot tus hats and caps,
heed mbnf.; What then can I d
or r- inquired the general. M Iay
Tt--.: f . .,.Xmon Ui f it. ' raJI-S l.: 1 1.1 ti t . .Ii. .1 I... .nl'n ..t.. ll "TVT , k l ,. r. f .Tnalliclo
most usbfuli-l- ftatw, who Kpefv carried er datighte tohurchi for;r , fnunf,n nSYim ;h thL Alle JamesBowie, who was so heartily dread-
birr, U.. K ! W'm Being asked ita name by the btshop, re-v iaen and lound an asylum in tne Alie . nn.
, . u 1 pbed, Luthyisir." Waatr aaysthedoc . ."I4H ghany Mountains, near the sources of the j, "ac ,ua"" t - -
his circum. thv r.M mv. ;wi. T.,,eiier. Lnrifer. that iont fir. F ' . neat -.wp w .v ,doUbted eoiirap. tur n . nale , merel v at the
. . fa,.,K T t . 1 i i r 1 r o-- - 1 " .
that b AA aaya the tishofe; and baDt sed the child Ueorffe Wash-! . va v. xiere, unuer llie .-niea ui uu- iann0!)rnn.onrU '(r nt n fnrm. hrnad
inrton. The boor mother confounded, could not speak! nps.stt V. ho nmU
untrTnearUiftfchurch door, when she told the parson the ' . . , , .... . . .ucucu uu 'MiB win " . . onn with him," aud
miam was a rtn : ? li m i""um i&uucivu uis llalito iUUiuua uy .was wayunu uiw. auui ai a iiuiuui.1 vi
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friend, crying in tones that melted 4nany
a hardened spectator into tears "Great
God ! what have I done !" He kissed the
clammy lips of the dead wet his cheeks
with a rain of unavailing sorrow- tried
to staunch the bloody wound with his
handkerchief and then, apparently sat
isfied that all was over, sprung upon his
r-t v'tth shnnt. or more properly a
scream, - Farewell, Mary-your father is
one. and I am going
Books and Stationary!
China Gla? and Q ieensware, Lard Lamp, fery hand
some) Nova Scotia Gnnd Stones, ic . tp-K-.her uh an
endless variety of other good, not mem.01.rd. Rrraons
vifiting this market would do well .0 ca.l at ,h SjW
C-4ll Store, corner ea.t of UHtrt-Houw, before
btmnsas I am derermmed to itirr to cn.h borer, at
whoiesile or retail, e.raor.',narv mdoremet,:, i tb
way of handsome anJ fre gowds and !ow pr,ce. Call
Sulhbrnj, Alril 12, '-J & .
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