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Editor 4 Proprietor.
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Gen I Harrison.
NEW J SERIES.
rOLUMC VII NUMBER 34.
FftT the Wjtchmtn.r
THE DYING YE A.R
Pre the .. li-feht f ftnoihefr rrvornig sun . ... e
jrc . timet. .but. vt it it st hnnnv mlinr for
.ie th wor d. T m. u th . " -V -Vi " try. P" "1
SALISBURY, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1851.
Boston; was robbed at the same lime, j A
package of letters and papers was taken
from the pocket of his pantaloons. Among
these papers, was a letter of unlimited
credit on Mr, AY M. Mart in.of our city.
Charleston Courier. - . i. .
yt tireless pinion
tErough another of those cycles that
seperat" thejet-rnity of the-past from
the eternity of the future. Son thn joy
pus welcom of a " Hnppy New YearM
have hfen passed from friend to
frifiu'nI the (estivities incident ihprto
will have heen realized.' At such a lime
as this unnumherfjd scenes, around which
t it BV vino tii rvr.uro VI mrn w nuu is -
have - flown , . I
cr we f xperipncp irup nappmfse in im
ering in imagination over the past, it s
in those sweet dreams of memory, that
take us back to the fond haunts of our
childhood. Even now Ican almost5 fancy
mvsHf engaged in those scenes of Vouth:
ful innocence.; The mysterious depds of
old Santa Claus stal upon me unawares,
and lean scarce restrain a smile f when
i l i: u.i . .
memory joyes w ..Kr.rr CN..r. , Hhjnk how ofpn A WM. dpceiv(.d in my
inquicw n,,v v... juv,.niedays concerning who this xhari
table old gentleman was ; and indeed, the
presentation of a stocking filled with the
which, with ps AHndin lamp, linhts up
the varied scenes of the years, and re
veaH n store-house fjf sad and pleasing
reminiscences whos j-eajiiy no change
of place or time can dim. What a wealth
of memories-involuntarily returns to the
spirit's vision with the consciousness that
another yeaf, fraught iviih events and
semes in wluch we (iave participatey', is
numhered with the past. Every sight or
sound brings the rememhrance" ol plea
choicest of youthful desires so perfectly
infatuated me that to be duped .required
but little exertion. And now, while mem
ory flows unbidden in the channels of the
past, I seem engaged in 4he strife among
my youthful companions as to who should
be the first to extend the Happy NeV
Year" welcome. the victor holding it a
triutnnhant achievement, and surtdv it
sure or painof realized hopes or blighted t vvas or it CHmp frmn ft hn of ad
..-iutinn lliprollf rtinriM. Iik lh whvh i .
5rw """r " " w innocence.
of the oceanj.press one upon the other,
and while some scene which the heart
h delighted is recalled to mindTanother
follows in qiifck succession which awak
ens in the bosom a mournful echo.
The, year that has past has been mark
ed with scerjes of more than usual inter
est. Infatu?ted counsels and wild excite
ment have Characterized the most gifted
and influential of the land, and rash hands
have been Stretched impiously lorth to
seize the raifiant baldrick ol our country's
union and . shake from M its shining stars.
May the lightnings of tbe'&od of nations
cease to slumhef if the disloyal scenes of
the old year should be enacted in the new.
To individuals the journey of the old year
has been varied. Some have stood by
the death bed of those most loved on earth,
and have heiard the colo clods lall upon
HISTORICAL SCENES & INCIDENTS.
TIIE HEROINE OF WHEEXIXC
Though we may sing of, and tell aHout. the
hardy men who (ought scr bravely and suffered -o
greatly to establish the principles of that go
vernment under which we now exist, we mut
not forget those heroic women who, as moth,
ers and wives, sent forth, with eager hearts and
cheering words, their sons and husbands, to the
bitter fields of strife, or as siters aided to
clothe and equip their brothers. Their aching
hearts were silent, their burning tears were
brushed away, as with smiles they embraced
them at parting, with high words of trustful faith
like the women of Sparta, bade them turn not
back upon the Conquering foe.
The words of-all ages bear no slight testimo
ny to tke devoted courage of woman ; and were
our own history more perfectly known, instan
ces of female courage would be found to paral
lel ihe most wonderful of ancient chronicles.-
We have now to record an act performed by a
young woman during our revolutionary si rug.
gle, which, for nerve and desperateness, is
scarcely to be matched.
In the year 1778, Wheeling, Virginia, was
besieged by a large force of British and Indians.
At this time, the Fort, with an insufficient force
was under the command of Col. Silas Zane, a
brave and meritorious officer. Distant from
this, about eighty yards, and outeide the wall.
was situated a block house, in which was Col.
But a second thought dispels the fond Ebenezer Zane, a brother of Silas, and the
delusion and tells me that I am a weed j8en,or otticer, w.tn a tew men. mere were
, . tie L ii several women in the rort, and among them
npon the raging sea of life., exposed to all h( ,imef was Elizabeth Zane, a sUter of
its storms and dangers, and that most; of the Colonel. She was a young woman of
those with whom, inother years, I joined in eitraordinary beauty, having a tall and finely,
festive mirth, are tenants of the tombj formed figure, with a headike Juno; a black
rn, . . 5 - I lllllll UIIU llllll III 119 riuirojiuii . a UIV,C
They are gone, but their memory conies and musi(.al a- a lute and with an exnression
to me as the brightness of the gem of of countenance as bland as Italian skies, though
ocean's depths comes up to him who sails beneath it might slumber passions as warm as
upon its surface. Their memory shines ine nresot vesuv.us. may oe supposea ,na.
r many a soldier s eye followed her wistfully, as
upon my heart, softening the harsh asper- in davs of Q)lip ghe roamed about the Fort, or
ities of mj nature, making me a better strolled for walk in company with one of her
person rnd I look forward with the pur- brothers. Many a proposal had been made in
A.nU, ... tU .k m k (. wuicrrs 01 nig" ucu iuf ucr, auu
0 i s man vn rrallanl pmnirp wa nnnrlAkfn in hr
liberated from the fetters that bind it to name, but nil to no effect, so far as winning her
earth, shall be permitted to soar beyond affection went. She was not one of those light,
the reach of sin and sorrow to Toin those witted women, to be caught by fine show and
blest companions in the happy fields and ne professions. As lar as the heart went, she
n , , . , , placed no difference between high-nodding
flowery vales of the better land, j B. fllufTreg and lhe iast man in ,he ranks the last
te coffitAli remains of those who had
been the golden sun light of their exist r
ence, and a they have turned away from
" s ,
the tomb off those loved ones. tbey have
felt that the? world had lost its brightness
for therjtt J'while others have passed
through its Varying scenes as tranquill
as the motion of a loverV 'barque upon
a summer sea. ,
The measure f a" year's thought and
action is nearly finished; we have acted.
and those hcts cannot be undone; ve
have thougfit, and let those thougbis be
Eood or bat), thev cannot be recalled.
They are recorded in the chnncerj 'ol
heavetvanu. when our. final deciee shall
be pronounced from that court of univer
sal equity, those thoughts and actions will
be found'toi weigh heavily lor gmd r ill
upon our eternal destiny.
' j. Tin time
For memory1 and for team. VViihin ihe deep
'- Still chimlteni of the heart, s upectre dim
Who toiiri are like the wizzard voice of Time
UrarJ from tlie lomb of ages, points its cold
And Rolccnn finger to lhe leauiifuj
' And holy vision that hove pn-d away
And Irft noihndow of iheir loveliness
On the dfoi wate of life. Thai eprctre lifts
The Coffin lld'of Hope and Joy .ind Love,
And Ix-nding mnurnrully above lhe pale
Salisbury. Dec. 31. 1850
man, not the least. She was above that agn
when young women are most apt to be caught
by fine compliments, or dashing appearance ;
but plain and direct in her manner, it was her
study to give no encouragement to the atten
tions of her numerous suitors.
Yet from i his description the reader must not
infer that she was not susceptible to the softer
passion of love. Far from it, for her troth was
TO THE HONORABLE THE GENEli
AL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CARO
LI NAY DEC. A.R?180..j
Your petitioners, citizens of Caldwell
Count), deeming it probable that some ac
lion will be taken at the present session Ht that time plighted ; nor could the most am
in view of extending the Central Rail bilious thought in the world have templed her
Rd -Hst t.. Rennlnrt nnd ut m tb to werVB frmn the sanctity of vows made to
,. .. . ,, I f the lover of her choice made, as all lovers
lennessee.iine, wouia respeciiuuy repre- oaths ar. jn ,he t evening hour and wjl
sent, that we bejieve said extension (if nessed by the moon, that lovers' planet, and
practicable to be of vital imnortance to "all the starry host ol heaven
, . i - f Pl Among the soldiers in the fort at this time
1 J none was a greater favorite wiih officers and
our State. It is also, our desire, that the men lhan Ashley Harper. Bold, adventurous.
location ol said road, as extended, shall and generous, almost to a fault, no hazardous
he mauevwitn a-view, as laras practlca- expedition was projected in which he was not
hie, to accommodate every section of pur always ready to volunteer; and many a forlorn
State, which it carf scarcely fails to 'do. hone hud seen him face the savage foe with
more or less ; arid we pledge ourselves to odds against him ; and while powder flashed,
yield every personal and sectional inter- and bayonets gleamed, he was sure to be found
est for the promotion of the honor and
wenare oi our cwaie.
By reference to a letter from the Chief
Engineer of the East Tennessee and ytr
ginia Rail Road to Dr. Alexander Wil
liams, of Greenville, Tennessee, itj will be
seen that by authority vested in him by
the Legislature ol that State, that he has
in the location of said road made an incli
nation at two points, much nearer tofour
Swrrt forms that slumber there, vcatiers dead flowers Stat than Would have been made by a
Orr wht hos patwed to nothingness. direel line, with special reference to a
Ha. Kone, and with it many . glorihrg connexion with North Carolina Improve
Of happy dreams. Its mark is on each brow, ! ments. One. at liull S tjap. With reference
Ii ahadow tn each heart." j to the French Broad route, and one, at La-
Let the i mi rth and hilarity, the joy and cy's on Watauga river, with reference to
sorrow, thf. misery and remorse of the the Watauga route. j . j. . .
, . i . .J. ..... a .u I Your petitioners respectfully suggest
dy,ng j ear be buried with it. As the I u dup fo , he sate of Tennessee
year closes, some of the hopes and expec that a survey of these routes should be or
tations that ; accompanied it at its birth dered by the present Legislature, and be-
cease to eist yet this should throw no lieving that both routes have high; claims
lasting gloom upon the heart, for the for consideration ; and that much valua-
i I,. t t . u ii 1 ble information may be elicited by the sur-
bright sunshine of future happiness wil - . r . c .u .
o r I , tn,. t oaon VV t hpritnrp nrnv that in
shine around us, causing us to forget the i gran,ing ft charter or survey, both should
sorrow of the past in the bliss ol the pre- be duly examined before a final location
Bent, and ttie joyous light of hope and ex- be made, and that the western terminus
pectntion that ha shed its beams upon us j shall ne determined ny a careiut estimate
..'ii ..- ' I t i- i l z ; i l . of the distance to the. "far west " bv each
i origni- - . , . ' i J
n "Orful Draught ."An old acqaain
tance of ours in the country, indulges in
a very exaggerated style" of description
and illustration, in his ordinary con versa
tion. For instance, when describiug the
effect of an alteration of his kitchen chitn-
Will I hri.rhl
"II VUMIIIflll' IU will n n lmvi yiiii JL 1 , i 1
.i A ii i . . n- ' c i-TOUie, nou ov i uc tusi ui tuusi i utuuu vom
er in the future. But the flight of time , ... f. . - . .
'f4"- ! pared with the amount of subscription on
should renYind us that this world is not each route.
our abiding place, for its withering hand is JV. B. The distance from Salisbury to
now leaving an impression upon us-which Lacy's on the Watauga river, will be!
win sooner or later numterus wtm me
victims bfj is destroying malaria.
With a Happy New Year" are con
nected .associations which revive, in all
their beality and freshness, many plea
sant recollections of happy hours and
bright remembrances f far off childhood.
Ithas alvVays been a gala day, and from
my 'earNest recollection it has been Spent
in extending a joyous, heart felt welcome
to all around. Friends meet and join in
the richekt festival of the year. At the
parental fire siile are gathered those ho,
in childhood, passed their happy hours
together, but who, in after years, have
been scattered far and wide. They meet
to. receive the greeting of fond and con-
Ming par inls,--ti may be for the last
in the hottest of the fray. On two occasions,
bad he saved the life of his superior officer,
when the tomahawk glittered with the fearful
expectation of its victim's blood. He had en.
listed in the service a year previous as a pri
vatfC; and although promotion to the rank of a
non-commissioned officer bad been offered him
on account of his good qualities as a soldier,
and his intelligence as a man, he had refused
its acceptance, declaring that, as bis only de.
sire was to serve bis country, he was willing to
serve through the war as a private, leaving all
conditions above that to soldiers more compe
tent or more ambitious.
He was the son of a respectable farmer,
whose industry had enabled bim to raise up.
and respectably educate, a large family a man
of severe discipline, whose watchful eye detect
ed youthful faults in time to prevent their ma
luring to crimes. He had. been intimate with
the family ol the Zanes, and, when Ashley ex.
pressed a desire to enlist, the old man easily
prevailed upon Colonel Silas to enrol bim a
mong his own men.
Now we will not pretend to say that there
bad been any particular understanding between
Miss Elizabeth and the young gentleman above
spoken of, previous to his becoming a soldier,
though such a thing might possibly have been
in a mute way. Verbal declarations certainly
bad not been made ; for an owl told how, one
moonlight evening, while he was sitting in the
shady branches of a chestnut, that stood but a
few yards from the Fort,
Considering as well he might,
Ways and means for supper that night.
' he looked about with a solemn scowl, and be.
it was announced, on the second day of the
siege, that their powder was short. Several
desperate assaults had been made by the enemy
to break into the fort, but Colonel Zane and his
men repulsed and drove them back as vigorous
ly as ibey assaulted. The Indians on two or
three occasions attempted jibe destruction of the
fort and block house by fire ; but in eacjh in
stance they were shot down ere the faggot and
the burning brand could be applied. But ulti
mately those in lhe fort legan to fail in their
hopes of a successful defence, when the word
was passed around that they were in the pos
session of a few charges of powder only, there
was an abundant supply in the block. bouse,
which they had been prevented from removing
ly the suddenness of the assault ; but how was
it lo be gotten now? Surrounded by. the most
inveterate of foes, what possible method could
he adopted to procure them a supply of ammu
nition ? Their condition must be known to the
enemy the moment their fire slat kened, and
then they could easily be destroyed without the
least show of defence.
.The second day of the siege had well nigh
worn away it was in the middle of the after
noon. The last shot had been fired the last
grain of powder was exhausted. Now, what
was to be done? Make terms of capitulation.
or, despairing, submit to fate? They in the
block house still held out bravely, and a little
longer concert of action might save them, for
the enemy already began to show symptoms of
wavering. At this crisis ol. Z.ane called his
men around him, and after describing to them
the situation in which they were placed, he de
sired lo know if there was any one among them
desperate enough to attempt a passage through
the enemy to the block-house. He added that
it was indeed a forlorn hope, but at the worst
could not be more disastrous than to remain in
their present condition. No answer followed
the appeal. The men gazed at their command
er and into the eyes of each other with the
most complete despair, and with faces blank
without any ray of hope. Elizabeth stood by
the side of her brother, silent ; but that silence
was more eloquent than the words of the colo
nel. Perhaps, though, a slight pang might.have
fluttered her pulse to hear no one speak. Was
there not one brave enough to peril life for the
salvation of the whole ? Ammunition was all
that was wanted. One keg of powder, and
they were free ! At that moment a young man
stepped modestly forward and said :
Colonel. I will attempt the passage. If I
fall remember me ; if I succeed "
His eye caught the expression of Elizabeth's
features, as they glowed upon him with. unut.
terable fondness and pride, and fell tothe ground
Colonel Zane stepped forward, and taking the
young soldier's hand, said
"You are the man I expected would volun
teer for this service. Go, and God protect you !
If they see you from the block-bouse, they will
try to cover you with their fire. Self-possession
is your only hope. Now away, while the
enemy are partially withdrawn."
But here Elizabeth stepped forward, and, ad
dressing her brother said
" Silas, let me undertake this enterprise !"
You V replied her brother, viewing her
with astonishment. " Impossible ! Do you
know the danger of the attempt ?
"Perfectly," she answered. You have no
men to spare. Every one is needed in the de.
fence of the Fort ; and this is the only service
1 can render. J
" But a man would be more fleet Elizabeth,
and more certain of success," said her brother.
" Still you have no man to spare ; and a wo
man would not run the same danger in passing
through the enemy. Besides, if I fall, I shall
not be so much missed, nor your forces weak-ened."
The colonel was affected to tears, and em
bracing bis sister, exclaimed
SECTION A IT FEELING. t
It was a saying. with the ancients that,
those whom the gods would destroy, they
first made mad.w " Pagans, as they were,
they thus recognized the. interposition! of
a special providence in the government of
human conduct, ascribing ibe frilli-f !f.
around her fo thankher for her bravery all i . . .t c - .
j fi:i ritri inn w r ino nri ro r iin r i wmv
but Ashley Harner : his heart was too full for
expression. - : sorest infliction of divine wrath, r In cha
The result of this adventure was the success. . rity, we are disposed to ascribe the fatu
CI -lr c. r . ...
.u. ue.ence 01 ioe ron against me besiegers. ous and SPif.dMlrov;nr, rniiriS. nnnd h
, j -- o r-..-.- -
Ashley Harper slept with the dead heroes of; ,uc "'"unionists oi in oouto to toe same
But ere the war of the revolution was ended.
our country, having fallen at the batde of Saun- cause. If in the enjoyment of heaven's
der's Creek, in North Carolina, August 16th, j choicest blessing reason is it to besap
170, posed that they would precipitate them
j selves into an abyss from which there is
THE PULPIT AND THE LAWS. nn Bftt...f: t TK . .1 riTi e
rr. . . ... ! no salvation f They are in the light of,
Hie clergy, ever ready to avow their opin- i , , .. . . ..
ions on moral questions, are taking ground re WayWard ch,,dren anxious to-relieve
speciing the fugitive slave laws. The recent ; themselves from wholesome parental dis-
stand assumed by the Independent newspaper ; cipline, but who have not yet arrived! at
n New York, and its editors in their pulpits.
has awakened depfeelmg. Many of the friends
of the gentlemen who have thus' encouraged re.
bellion and murder, are exceedingly grieved at
their course, and desire them to desist.
LaM Sabbath. Rv. Drr Spencer, of the Se.
cond Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn. N. York,
preached a very able discourse on the oblig
years of discretion to qualify themselves
for self-protection and self-control.- And
when they do wander from the hpmestead,
in the pride of opinion that they are able
to take care of themselves and have their
own way, what will be the end of their
lions of citzens to the government under which ! course T-the fate which inevitably ati
.. i. . . .1 . ... i - i
they live. It was a conservative, manly, and
Christian exposition of the apostolic doctrine
on this subject, the propagation of which, at
this juncture, is timely and important.
We learn that the Rev. Dr. Spring will, in
a short time, preach on the same subject, and
we presume that the clergy generally will, at
their discretion, lake occasion to give utter-
ance torthe word of God on these and kindred
themes. The approaching Thanksgiving day
will be embraced by many as a favourable op
portuuiny for such a discussion.'
A " Preachers Meeting." embracing some
thirty ministers of the Methodist Church of N.
York city, Brooklyn, and Williamsburg, has
adopted a series of resolutions btrongly con
demning the fugive slave law, and the Chris
tian Advocate1' and Journal refuses to publish
the resolutions. Both facts are significant of
the state of feeling in that communion.
Rev. Dr. Adams, ol the Broome Street Pres.
byterian church. New York has preached a
very elultorate and able discourse in support ol
the laws, and by request he repeated the same
last Sabbath evening to a large assembly in
Dr. Hutton's church on Washington Square,
New York. The Presbyterian.
A ver' remarkable series of accidents
occurred in Richmond, a few days ago.
Th Republican of that city describes
them as follows, and vouches for its accu
On Sunday morning last, about eight
o'clock, an Italian named Stephen Cutlum.
employed at Mr. Turner's brickyard, con
cluded to go on a fishing excursion down
the river, wiih one of his acquaintances,
and in addition to fishing tackle, provided
himself with a " large pistol," and about
half a pound of ammunition. He loaded
the pistol with powder and ball, and placed
it in the left pocket of his pants. Thus
armed, he was passing along Water street
on ds way to the river, when, to his inde
scribable dismay, the pistol accidentally
discharged its contents and set fire to his
clothing. His left hand was wounded by
the ball, and his neck and hair considera
bly burnt by the discharge ! The weap
on rebounded with great force, and in
" flying up." knocked oflf his hat ! (You
can take ours !) In reply to an inquiry
from a bystander, Stephen exclaimed that
he had " very much powder in his pocket,"
whereupon a boy present cried to him to
jump into the dock. Without the least
thought or hesitation, lhe unfortunate man
tends all such insubordination and rebel
lion, distress and ruin: and then a return,
as penitent prodigals, to the paternal man-1
sion, seeking forgiveness and admission,
An exhibition of feeling on the part of
an Alabama paper, satisfies us that mad
ness, as the antecedent of destruction. is
infecting the minds of a portion of her in
habitants. We published a letter a few
days since, addressed to the Advertiser and
State Gazette, by Daniel Pratt, of Pratt
ville, Ala. ; a man who, from what live
know ol him, had he lived in the daytjLof
ancient Rome, when true merit was re
warded, would have received a civic
crown for his practical philanthropy and
benefactions to his race. It seems that
the organ of a clique existing in Alahama,
as in other Southern States, claiming for
themselves some peculiar mril from the-;
mere accident of Southern birth, has been
denouncing the character, and calling in
question the patriotism, of certain citizens
of the State of Alabama, merely from the
fact that they owe their birth to States in
which slavery does not exist. Is not this
the height of folly the 44 veriest madness
of the moon V To ostracise and banish
their best citizens because they are not of
Southern birth ! Had we not before us
the evidence of such feelings, we could
not believe that a man of sane mind was
to be found, who could-entertain such
primitive ideas, and who would be silly
enough to express them.
Mr. Pratt gives a brief history of him
selfsimply that he is a native of New
England, and has been a citizen of Ala
bama many years longer than those who
disparage his title lo citizenship, on' the
score of his being a Northern man. His
modesty forbids him saying more ; as we
happen to know him. we will supply the
omission in his biography, and as an act
of justice due to himself and that large
number of valuable citizens, who have
not the good fortune to be born at the
South, bufyet live here,jye will briefly
" Then go ! God's will be done, and may did as he was bidf and whlIe floundering stale who "e s- what be has done for
he protect you!" j aboul jn ,he watert the powder which lhe interest of Alabama. A retiring and
A dozen men now sprang forward, prompted j hn(, bepn c,ose, ke(J in paperPXpi0. unpretending man himself, he may not '
hV lh nevnl inn nf Ihi. ho nup woman - anil I ..... "1 . - .
ii , ,. . I ded with a loud report, just as the poor
Ashley Harper, more urgent than the rest, in- r ,. . . K. . , 1 ,
sisted that h wa, hi, riaht. a. h tva. .he fi. ! fe,,ow submerged himself beneath the
to propose. But Elizabeth would bear no ob-
jections, and at once began lo make preparations
lor the enterprise. Partially divesting herself
turbid water ! He was not injured by
the explosion, but his pants were nearly
blown on, and his pocket book, containing
of her clothing, so that her speed might be less ! 83 in money.blown to the bottom of the
impeded, she was let out at the gate of the Fort, J dock. After this explosion had taken
followed by the prayers and blessings of all I place, he clambered nut from his uncom
thank us for this liberty we are taking
with his biography, but the good deeds of.
men should be madeto shine like a can-i
die in this naughty world, and'wben true
practical philanthropists are to.be found.
we ought to hold them up as exemplars
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v i or ljuuiic iiiinniiuii : moreover, me sunien
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wuiiiii,- winie irom one ui wits emurasurcn me tortaoie position in me water, ana anana- , i
? c . ti it c ii .... , A . - t. ' ol our remarks is the representative oi A
anxious; eyes of Ashley Harper followed her, oning all idea of " going a fishing" for i . . . . ,
as she fled like a young roe through the lines ' that day at least he went home and had ! claSS of men,onous citizens, one of tbous-
of the enemy. Now she falls ! Twenty mus- J n:s Wound and burns dressed ands against whom this vulgar and con
. j temptible prejudice of birth exists inweak
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Beware of Pick Pochls. Some cf ; minas ; we ieei, mereiore, justmea toour-
kets are raised by the savages to stop her pro
gress ; but a cry of "Squaw ! squaw," saved
her. She reaches the block house in safety,
and is admitted !
A period of awful suspense awaited them in
the fort. The men were anxious for relief.
these light-fingered gentry, who having selves in using him for present purpose-
preceded the advent of the Swedish song- i to point a moral.
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about 140 miles. I held coming trom toe snaaow oi ioe ron. a
Signed by many of the most respectable ,over and . 9,res' 8e lo ono a
thens of Caldwell County. other so tenderly. afM,,K;iv nA
J y Thuii fa mo mit from IhA hnrt steallhllv. and
stole softly over tbe greensward, to lhe foot oi
the chesnut, and, sitting down upon one of tbe
knarled roots, said kind things, uttered sacred
vows, and breathed fervent sighs one to the
other. They sat there an hour a good hour
bv the march of Saturn talking and sighing
all the while, when, calling upon all tbe stars
whichlie had ordered his mason to I wi,ne" th'r oa,hs' and ea,inS lheir vowa
with a kiss, they rettiea.
stress emong us, for the purpose, of pursu-
the colonel was regretting that he permitted his jng their profession, and being as we sup
sister to go, and Ashley Harper was breathing posP xre 0 waiting her arrival, gave us
prayers for her safety. I an evidence, yesterday, with what dexte-
Iu the block house, ihe excitement was equal- ! rjt v and proficiency they could extract lhe
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iy as great, ana astonishment was expressea
by every one at tbe intrepidity of tbe maiden.
Her brother there persuaded her to stay wiih
him, offering to send one of his own men to the
Fort with the powder. But she overruled bis
arguments with the same logic she bad u?ed
with her brother Silas, and was at last permit
tedlo return. A key of oowder was nou red in
to a table cloth, and she again sallied forth to 1 wro had bis pocket book, containing cess followed, as it invariably will, mdus
run the desperate gauntlet. jbout one hundred and forty-two dollars, lrj. and probity. Removing to Alabama,
In the Fort, every heart was beating with the in paper and gold, a diamond breast pin. hl. SeUUd in Autauga county, and influ
utmot anxiety ; ai.d, as the dusky foe was seen and a gold finger ring extracted from his ,u .
gathering arJund scarce a vestige of hope was coat pocket. Dr. McClosky. felt his loss enced bJ the SP,r,t J St' P;" at a
left for ihe safety of the heroic maiden. Still j almost immediately, and suspected a man , man who makes two blades of grass grow
watched her lover from tbe embrasure, and who was standing in his rear, but whom ' where one did before, is a benefactor of
he allowed to withdraw from the crowd, mnnkind. he immediately engaged himself
tie waicneu mis person, nouever, ana in lhe work Qf wro. Th,
Mr. Pratt came to Georgia, from New
England, some twenty or thirty years ago
bis outfit and capital, on leaving the
land of his birth, was tbe education which
contents of a gentleman's pocket. Dur- the common schools of New England give
ing Ihe time of lhe delivery of lhe western to all her sons, a good trade, sound corl-
mail .on Sunday mornings, the lobby of slitutionf a stoul h.arl ftnd ir lhe H ht
our Post Ouice is generally crowded wiih , .... - . , -.r . 1 -
persons seeking letters, as was the case on Place nd the inimitable Yankee ener-
tbis occasion. Among those present was 8 which surmounts all obstacles, physi-
a Dr. D. W. C. McClosky, of New Y'ork; cal or moral, however formidable. Suc-
sliil prayed her brother silently. Forward she
sped on her return with her precious burden, as
though her feet were winged, while the enemy.
at length suspicious of her errand, were pour
l was hut a short time after this occurrence j ing showers of lead after ber. Yel onward she
make, he said that before the cbimbly
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nvS Miirrru. arew me wrong , way la . of WheeUn2 waa Comineced ' came unbarmed-apparently unalar.ned
povxenui mat every dock oi who geese , fc B fc an(J ,ndian n(J a,,h b lhe pace served by.an Omnipo.ent ,Wwer ; and at length
mat new over ttie town lor ten years was wag defendl.d wi,h zeal and an unlimited a- reached the gate of the Fort, which was thrown
sucked down into bis replace, but Since raount cf conrage, lhe hopes of lhe besieged j open with eagerness to admit her. As it closed
the alteration has been made, the: draught grew somewhat dim as they looked forth upon J with safety upon the little band within, it was
was so strong that if he should hook one ihe masses that surrounded them. A scarcity assaulted with a hundred bullets, wbile tbe sav.
end of an ox chain in the middlf. of the i of provisions was not what alarmed them, for j ages around made the air, peal with their de
kitchen floor, the other end would Stand of those at present they had a sufficient supply ; j moniac yells of disappoin'meut and rage. Tbe
quivcrin up the chimbly , j j but alarm became almost consternation when j brother welcomed her with tears. All pressed
seeing; him in close conversation with
man on the steps in front of lhe Post Of-
laid to the trees, a clearing made in the
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fice. advanced towards him, made known w,,u woous.one nouse num. men anomer.
his loss and suspicions, and insisted that then a mill, then a factory, then work
lie should accompany him to the Police shops and cottages, and, in a short space
Office, which after some hesitation he con- Gf tmrt a thriving, populous town sprung
seated to do On their arri val at the office, ! . exislencp b,aring lhe namc of iig - .
the supposed thief was searched, but none 1 , ,. . .
of the missing articles were found on his ! terprising founder. This industrious, un
person, and he was discharged from custo- ostentatious Yankee, living ra a mansion
dy. Mr. R. Richards, a gentleman from tbat will compare with the mast rcchcrchd