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The western Democrat. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1852-1870, November 06, 1866, Image 1

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o OF* I o El ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF TRADE STREET •CHARACTER IS AS IITPOBTANT TO STATES AS IT IS TO INDIVIDUALS, AND THB GLORY OF THE ONB IS THB COMMON PROPERTY OP TH* OTHER- 93 Per Annum IN ADTANOB.I «H. J. VITES, Editob and Pbopekitor. CHARLOTTE, N. C., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1866. FIFTEENTH fOLCME—N DI ■ K R 111. illQPubliishcd every Tuesday,Q) BY IL LI A M J. YATES, AND PKOruiETOB. PER ANNUM, in advance, fur BIX months. -o Transient advertisements must be paid for 5q Advance. Obiluurj'nolices are chargedadvertis- ! in|C rales. i Advertisements not marked on the TOannscrijit • f )ra gpecitic time, will be inserted until forbid, and charged accordin^jly. $1 per square of 10 lines or loss will be charged for each insertion, ualess the advertisouient is in- j serted 2 month? or more. | CfllRLOTTii: FE9IALE IKSTlilTE,! CIIAJILOTTE, N. C. > The next session commence? on the 1st ofOctober, ' and cotitinucs uiiiil 30th June, 1HC7. | The session is divided into two 'I'c-rnis of Twenty weeks each ; the one cotiinicni iii'r the 1st October, and the other the 15th Kebruary, l«07. j Kjcptnte per Term of Twrnly week» : | Board, including' every expense, exccpt I wat'hiiif', $ 105 00 I Tuition in Coil-o-i:itc Depnrlniciit 00 “ “ I’riniftry “ 20 00 ^ Uu^ie, UoJ^rn Land'll:({re«, Dnuvinpr nml Painting j (auvlit tty coKipetctit and lliuruiij^li lusitructurs at ' usual prices. For circular and catjilougue containing full par ticulars, atMiesa KKV. II. UURWELL & RON, I’rincij.nls, July '■>, IHOC. Cliai lotte, N. C. PRO DUCK BOUGHT AND tiOLD. HinJlOND & MeLAVGIIUN', hi the. Jiri/r: ]]uilUnij, on Trmh' Street, Are o.onstanily receiving and keep on hand I'or sale a. general assortment of GrX-OCCI-lOS, piK'h as Salt. Iron. l>eathT, .■'iijrar, t^il’ee, Molasses, Sheeting, Hale Yarn, M((Uors of ail kinds, Ac , &C., which they will sell at iiioderute prices (or Cash or t-icliaiige i'or country Produce ol'every (lescription. H. 15. H.\MMO.\'D, .Sc|.t 17, I80G. J. .McLAUCJHLlN. HIGHLY DESIIiiBLE PUOPEKTY^ FOR SALE. Wishing to change my bu^iiicss, I will .'oil 250 Acres of L.\NL) in and ailjoining the Town of Char lotte, (40 aeres incorporation). On the Tract there is a goot’ Mill-site, 22 feet fall, with ii first rule Datu reeently built, and race dug, and all the large tim bers for a Mill House on the ground. The Tract can be divided, it is worth the attention of any one wishing a paying property, or as an investniont. Any information can be had by apjilying to the sub scriber. VV. F. PlllFEll. tiept 10, 18C6. tf %. n. TASOE. c. nown. r. i>. joiixstos. VANCE, DOWD JOHNSTON, ATTOUNKYS AT l.AW, Charlotte, N C , Having «??oci;ited tiiein.=elves together, will prac tice in the ('ourts of .MerkleiiliurL'. Ireilell, (.'aiaw t.:i, Uavidson, Rowan, Cabarrus and Union, and in the Federal and Supreme Courts. Claims collected anywhere in the State. Afiril 'i, InniJ tf MEDICAL CARD. DRS. (III’.RON' & .McCO.MBS, having H'Sociated Iheniselvi-s in the praciice of .Medicine anil Sur};ery, rsspectfully tender their professional yerviees to the citizens of Charlotte and surrounding country. From a large exjieritMicc in private as w pll a.s Field and Hospital practice, they feel jiistilied in proposing to pay special attention to the pracliccof Surgery in all its branilies. Olfice in Granite Row, up stairs, opposite the Mansion House. ROURRT (lll'.noN, M. D. Dec 11, 18C5 J. P. MeCOMItS, M. 0. Auction Sale. On Thursday, the 8th day of November, I will sell ftt Auction, at the late residence of H. C. Howie, dec’d, the personal j)roporty of said deceased—Corn, Wheat, .Mnles, Horses, Wagon, Farming Im{ilement3, &c. The Land will be rented, also, a House at Har risburg Depot. THOS. H. ROBINSON, ! of life aesorance is attracting Oct 22, IStitJ 3t Administrator, i almost every man. Capitalists are availing them selves of the opportunities it affords for profita- LIFE INSURANCE. We find the following complimentary notice ^ of a generoas act in one of the Philadelphia ; ; papers : { I “Corporations have Souls.—The subject | I of life assurance is attracting the attention of JiiKt Received. 20 Sacks Stewart’s Family Flour, 20 “ Smith’s Family Flour, 500 pounds Bacon siiles, 50 bunches Rocky River Yarn, For sale by PRESaON & GRAY. P. S.—All Produce bought at onr Store will sent to any part of the town. Oct 22, 'l8i)C. be ble investments, and poor men are seeking it as a refuge for their dependent families. While all life assurance societies are financially sound and firm, as the record of each will show, how important that a spirit of high-toned liberality and integrity should characterize the decisions BED CLOVER. We copy the following article from “The Land we Love” for November. We think it was written by Dr. C. L. Eunter of Lincoln county, N. C., one of the best informed agricul- torists in the United States : It is well known to the agricultural world, that the introduction of clover into England, froduced an entire revolution in her agriculture, ts value as a fertiliser of the soil added to its valae as food for cattle, made it one of the most important crops grown. “The action of its lon^ and powerful tap-roots is not only mechanical— When a field is sown in the fall in wheat, rye, or any other small grain, and well harrowed over, the clover seed is sown very thinly broad cast; eight pounds to the acre is soffioienC. It needs no covering, as it will easily work itself down into the ground. By next spring, the gary, the fields laid waste and the popoI%ttott reduced to tie most cruel famine by the ges of locusts. Then, the innumerable bodies of these insects becomiog potresoect, poiMoed the atmosphere with their infections exhalatioM. Contagious maladies were tbe iaevitaUe eoue* clover will grow up beautifully in the‘shade of 'quence and they decimated ftt the Mmo Ctm« I the grain crop, and when the latter is mowed both men and animals. B. M. PUESSOS'. IV E W F 1 R :vi GUAY. We are now oponing a first rate Stock of GRO- CERIKS of all kinds for Retail. We keep the best brands of FHil’R—J. Lilaker & Co.’s best. A large lot of TIN will be sold wholesale and re tail, lower than any can sell it. do well to call. PRKSSON & GRA\. W'e also keep a good stock of SIIOKS. Oct 15, 18';0 Im largely in the poblio cot)fi(lcncR, the names of those honored Philadelphians, George H Stuart, Moore s Old Slatul, viidcr the Mansion House. • Thomas A Biddle and Theodore Ouyler acting directors therefor, being suflScient guaranty to all. The following instance, however, illustrates I clearly the generous and noble sentiments that do and will guide its officials in the settlements Merchants would I of claims which arise from the death of its mem- j bers : John Thompson, deceased, had resided in this ciiy many years, doing business at Spruce ! street wharf, and for years had been insured .in the ‘Kfjuitable,' for the sum of five thousand I dollars. All his premiums were promptly paid, of those who, as officers and directors, control ■ loosening the soil and admitting the air—but tbe payment ot losses. Tbe Equitable Life As-1 gjgQ chemical, serving to fix the ga&es important surance Society of the United States bhares • jq cQrich the earth, and when these roots decay, J. T. BUTTLER, WATCH AND CLOCK MAKER, CE1ARI..OTTE:, N. C., lias just received the finest Slock of GOODS ever offered in this market, consisting of WATCHES, Fine Gold Hunting .\merican and English Watches of the best makers. Ladies fine Gold lluniing Ge neva Watches; fine Silver American, Knglish and Swiss Watches. Watches of all sorts all sizes, from Five Dollars to Three Hundred. CLOCKS. I have some of the best, which I will sell at prices to please anv one. JEWELRY. 1 would sa^’ to the ladies, come and see for your selves, the finest Slock ever odered in this cit}', con sisting of fine Jet Sets ; fine Gold and Knamel Sets; fiue Coral Sets; Locket Pins, Lar-rings, &c. SILVER WARE. Silver Tea and Table Spoons, Forks and Thimbles ; p'ated Tea ami Table Spoons, Forks. Butter-Knives and Cups, Cailors, Ac. SPECTACL ES. Fine GoM, Silver, Steel, &c , to suit nil nges. Gnn?, Pistols and L'ariridges, and Musical In struments. The above Goods I will sell cheaper than you can buy them in New York or elsewhere. The highest price paid for OLD GOLD AND SILVER. Watch Glasses only 23 cents. Please accept iny sincere thanks for your kind and liberal patronage to me siuce my return from the arniv. Sept 17, 18GC. J. T. BUTLER. DRESS CiOODS. A full assortment of French Merinoes, nil Wool Delaines, Alpaccas, &c. Oct 22, IH06. ELIAS & COHEN. i:TlBROIE>ERaS^S. A handsome assortment of Jaconet Collars, (,'iills, ic. Oct 22, ISOG. Edgings, ELIAS & COHEN. HEAD THIS FOR YOIRSELF. The Southern Express Company, For the transportation of nierehandise, valuable jcickages, specie, bank notes, bomls, kc. for all parts of the South and Snuili»(*st, in eunneetion with ADAMS KXPRKSS COMP.VNV. have established their agency at 3;» B1I().\DW A"\ , NKW VOUK, where orders to call for goii*Js to be forwarded South will receive prompt altentit>n. Mi'relmmlise an cl valuables deli ve red i o ll.t rndcn s, Kiii'^ley's, American and United States Express ('om- panies. for the Siiuthern Express Company, will re ceive prom;it di>paleh. For [»arlieiilivrs, rates of freitrhf, kv. he, afipl}' at the olliee of the Southern E.\press Company, Hroadway. H. U. PL.\N1, Dee lo, President. jonN vor.Ki.. PRACTICAL TAILOR, Respectfully informs the citizens of Charlottr and /?urri>undiiig country, th.at he is prejiared to manu facture gentlemen's cloihin^ in the latest style and at short notice. His best exertions will be giveti to render satisfaction to those wlm patronl/.e hitn. Shi);> opposite Kerr's Hotel, next door to Brown & «eiitt's store. January 1, Iftflfi. t'o-l*a 1*1 IIeriwliip .\oliee. MR. R. M.VtM)ONALD is this day (July 1st) admitted a partner in the business of our House at *.li:irl'»tte, wliieh will lie coniimicd under the firm of STl'.NllOl'SF.. MAt'Al'LAY & CO. STKNllOL'SE & -MACAl'LAY. July IG, James River Insurance fooipauV) IIO\VAUl)S\n.l.K. VA CHARTEKKU I APlTAb, §l,aOO,UOO. XL W. POWNING, Ajca, iharlufte, X. C. This old, tried, and solvent coniiiany deals liber ally, pav? promptly, and asks patronajie. Si-e below, lo whicii many others similar eoulJ be aibU-ii: • RtciiMoxp, Va., Feb. 15, ISGu. “In the month of December, I8C5, we had Cotton burned which was insured in the James River Com pany, and its part of li)ss, amounting lo one thous- ;ind seven hundred and thirty-tliri e dullars and :hirtv three cents, was paid promi’lly as suon as proof, Ac., was forwarded, and over two montls before it was due under the policy. Sueh prompt ness merits patronage. ^ • STOKt'S k Co. April i. y _ _ Jiisl Recelvfil, TiO Boxes fine CHEESE, ',0 Boxes Star Candles, A large (|uantity of Bagging and Rojie, for sale ftt reiluced price.-: bv STE.NIlOrSE, o.t i;i, isoc. C3-001DS- We are reeeiving our FALL and WINTER aooDS, and wc ask the public to cull and see our Stock of DRY GOODS, conpisting of Delains, Fallords, Po[ilins, black and cobired Silks, Prints, bleached and brown Domestic Drills, Cotton Fiannel, 15ird Eye Draper, Table Lin- nens, and in fact everything that the public need. CiC^iTS’ GOODS. Fine Cloths, Cassimeres, black and colored Ker seys, Jeaus, Sliirtings, Shirt Fronts, Collars, Ac. READY-MADE CLOTHING, of the bc;t style and fashions—well luade. HATS. I,adies’ Hats, in the latest syle. Park Hats, Sea Side, Sailors, and evi-iy style of the season. HARDWARE. Locks, Hinges, .'■ierens, Cliissels, Hammers, Plains and ISits, Brace and Bits, Boring Machines with Bits, Anvils, Vise.-', Bellows, and in fact everything in the Haiuware line. GROCERIES. Sn;;ar, coli'ee. molasses, cheese, candles, Eoap, i sjiice, (lepper. ginger, and all kinds of Groceries of ! the best quality. SHOES. We ask every body if they want good Shoes to give us a call. A.- for juices we only nsk a fair show. It is to onr interest to deal fair, and our principle to do ri^Mit. Call and see for yourselves. We thank the ]iii\)lic for past patronage, and desire a continuation of the same. Sept 17, 16G0. BARRlX(iER, WOLF & CO. off, the clover will be found grown from six to > twelve inches high. All leguminous plants, to I which the clover belongs, are always greatly beoefitted by plaster.” ■# — THB FliAGUE OF LOCUSTS. For our sketch this week we shall endeavor to make our readers ocquaintcd with the re searches of M,Ysabcau, of Paris, concerning the they add largely to that black mass of matter ' ravages of those terrible insect warriors, the we call the soil. It serves, also, by its luxuriant ' Ijocusts, at different periods of the world’s his- foliage, to destroy annual weeds which spring up on newly seeded fields, especially after im perfect cultivation. But one of its most val uable uses, and one too often overlooked, is to shade the surface of the soil and also in this way to increase its fertility.” (Flint’s Grasses.;) It is said whenever clover is mowed the tap root strikes deeper into the soil; and if the soil is good and porous the oftener the top is cut off, the deeper will the roots penetrate. Mr Thomas, of Milwaukee, makes tbe following statement: “Several years ago, whilst in England, an ac quaintance of mine, the late Charles Colling, Esq , bad a field of oats which were altogether a very fine crop, but yet on some portions of the field, was a much fuller and heavier crop than on other portions; and on being asked the reason by a party of gentlemen who were visiting his farm, he replied ‘last year the whole of this field was in clovor, a great portion of which was mowed off for the purpose of stall-feeding my work-horses as required. That portion of the field on which the oats are lightest is where the . _ clover was mown only oncc] that part which is *pace of time 300,000 men perished. ^ something heavier is where the clover crop was j The locusts of Egypt mentioned ,cut tu>ice; and that part of the field which now • surpassed every other kind in size, heaviest and most luxuriant crop of IVIcI.KOi> k We are now receiving and opening our FALL AND WINTER STOCK, ■ which has been st-iecu d with great care. The lib eral patronajje receivtd from our friend.» and the public {renerally h.is iiidueed us to purchase a more , extensive Stock this tall than at any previous time. ’ We hope to merit a continuation of their kind favors. Our Stock embraces many of the most desirable stvles of Ladies’ Dress Goods, bl:ick firi'l coloifti CIoilis, Clonks, Sbawls. Wliite ^ Goods, Enibrc-idcries, Trinimings. Ribbons, Notions, excepting the last, which fell due Monday, Oc tober 15, 18G6. On Tuesday, Oetober 16, the agent of the society called at the office of Mr Thompson and learned that he was dangerously ill. Keturning, he found the son ot Mr Thomp son with a check drawn by Mr Thompson him self, on Saturday, October 13, fur the amount of premium. Under these circumstances the agent .could not ri'eceive the premium, and thus revive the forfeited policy, without tbe consent of the society, to whom the facts were at once pre sented. October 1-8, and after the society had been informed of the death of Mr Thompson, J W Alexander, Esq , Secretary, replied as follows: ‘We think it best, und^ the .circutostances, to receive the fremium on Thompson’s policy, and will not make tbe failure to pay on the day tbe premium was due a reason for declining to pa^ the loss. We are certainly not legally bound to rcceivc it, but as the parties appear to have acted in good faith, we prefer to incur the loss rather than take advantage of their neglect. Please receive the premium and issue receipt.’ Is there one individual of the large number insured by the ‘Equitable’ who will not approve and ap- plaqd this geoeroiu action 1 Certaioly, after such praiseworthy conduct, we cannot endorse the old saying, ‘Corporations have no souls.' ” Such incidents as this must greatly strengthen public confidcncc in life insurance. There exists in the minds of some persons a fear that in the event of their death the company in which they insure might find some technical reason for de clining to pay the amount insured. Hutchison, Burroughs & Co, are Agents for the above Company in Charlotte. CURE FOR CANCERS. A correspondent in Indiana recently wrote to us to inquire respecting the cure of a cancer by a Mr Mason, which was published some years since in some of the city papers. Tbe Spring field Ilepublican has been furnished by a sub- f-criber with the following extract from the Milwaukie Free Democrat, which, we presume, will furnish the desired information: Our attention has been recently called to a cure for cancels, which is of so much importance that «e wish to make it known as widely as possible. Some eight months ago Mr T. B. Mason—who keeps a music store on Wisconsin street, and is a brother of the well known Lowell Mason—ascertained that he had a cancer on his face the size of a pea. It was cut out by Dr Wolcott, and the wound partially healed. Sub sequently it grew again, and while he was in Cincinnati on busine.«s it attained the size of a hickory nut. He has remained there since Christmas under treataient, and has come back perfectly cured. The process is this : A piece of sticking plaster was pul over the cancer, with a circular piece out of the centre a little larger than the cancer, aud a small cir cular rim of healthy skin next to it was exposed. Then a plaster made of chloride of zinc, blood root and wheat flour was spcad on a picce of uiu(^!in of the size of this circular opening and applied to tbe cancer for twenty-four hours. On removing it the cancer will be found to be burnt into, and appear of the color and hardness of an old shoe sole, and the circular rim outside of it will appear white and parboiled, as ifscald- cd by hot steam. The wound is now dressed, ' luxuriant fields of red clover, timothy and blue and the outside rim soon supuratcs and the can- ! grass. Now what has caused this revolution ? cer comes out a bard lump, and the place heals Simply the change from the unremitted hoe up. j crops, Indian corn and tobacco, to a judicious The plaster kills the cancer, so that it sloughs system of rotation, and proper attention to n*a- out like dead flesh, and never grows again, nure, which, while it has improved the soil, at j This remedy was discovered by Dr f'«ll, of Lon- | the same time has furnished a plentiful supply ‘ don, and has been used by him for six or eight . of grass and hay.” ' years, with unfailing succes.«, and not a case has : Col. Peters, another distinguished Southern tory. The subject derives a peculiar interest from the fact that, at this moment, the French ! provinces of Algeria and, in our own country, ' the.States of Kansas and Missouri, are suffering ' from this remarkable'kind of visitation. The plague of locusts has been known sincc j the earliest times. In well cultivated countries j they cause no great damage to the crops, but ' are often carried in numberless swarms by the ! winds. They alight upon the harvest fields ' and devour all their produce; ravage the mead- j ows and the pastures; destroy the garden plants and the leaves and fruit of the orchard trees, thus bringing about a famine in the countries whither they have been carricd in such enor mous numbers. After their death, their bodies, falling into putrefaction, poison the atmt)sphere and give rise to contagious maladies which de- ciwate men and cattle. Orosus states that iu the year 3800 there was so many locusts in Africa that they devoured every green thing, and then drowned themselves in the sea whence they spread so infectious an odor that in a short be^rs tbe oatB, is where the clover crop was mowed off three times during last summer.’ ” A great advantage in the cultivation of clover consists in its lapid growth. In moderately good, well tilled soils, it requires but a few months to producc an abundant and nutritious crop, relished by cattle of all kinds. The late Col. Croom, of Ala , one of the most successful agriculturalists of his day, said, in a letter to a friend, “you would scarcely believe me, were I to tell you how valuable my clover is to me.— Besides the grazing ol my sheep, colts, calves, &c, it netts me S50 per acre in pork alone. In addition, it requires no expense, and the land is improving all the time. By means of my clover pastures last year, my crop was, for this country, a remarkable one. To each efficient band, I made ten bales of cotton, eight hundred pounds of pork, two hundred bushels of corn, and the wheat necessary for family use. Besides this, I sold ei^ht thousand pounds of fat muttoo, and one thousand pounds of butter. I mention this not by way of boasting, but to show you that grazing and planting may be profitably blended.” Col. Croom also informs us that before the introduction of the red clover on his estate, he could never produce the supplies of meat neces sary for his laborers. His slaves received each six pounds of bacon per week, and bread, sweet potatoes, cabbage, pumpkins, and peas, ad libi tum. It is a question whether their condition has been improved, physically or morally, by emancipation. We will continue to quote from Col. Croom : “A proper supply of pasturage is the great want of SoutherD husbandry. Unless this want shall be better supplied, our agriculture must con tinue to decline. A routine of crops which furnish a plentiful supply of grass, hay and small grain, is essential both for succcssful rear ing.of stock, and the improvement of our soils. “The agricultural statistics of England show that while she has some ten millions of acres in she has fiiteeu millions in grasses and portions of Virginia and North crops, pasturage. “There are . Carolina, which, twenty years ago, (he writes in 1855,) were so gullied and exhausted by the continuous cultivation of the two hoe crops, tobacco and Indian corn, that it was difficult to in Exodus Pliny, in speaking of the locusts of India, which are also large, says that their legs when dried were used for saws. There is certaiDi}’ some ezag^eraiion in this-statcQient. However thiit may be, it is A weU eet;kblLsbcd faot that Uie Pugan nations offered xtp prayers and sacrifices for deliverance from the locusts. In 1690, the locusts sptead themselves in such vast numbers tbroughout ir'ula^id and i.ith- uania, that the air was quite obscured with,them and the ground was covered as with a black cloth. They were found in certain places where they had died one upon the other and their rorpees were heaped up to the height of four fuet in depth; those who were alive perched up on the trees and made the branches bend to the ground with their weight, so numerous were they. The people believed that there were a sort of Hebrew letters on their wings, and a rab bi even pretended to read on them words that sigtiified the anger of God. This was accord ing to the Abbe d' Ussans, the author or the r«- port, an unfortunate omen, for the rain killed these insects, they infected the air, and the ox en and other animals that ate of them died at oncfe. Mezerai, after having set forth the disagroe- able eflects of a tempest that occurred in the month of January, 1613, says that the damage was nothing in comparison with what was cati.sed by the locusts in the neighborhood of Arles, in Providct>ce about the month of May So vast a number of these insects were engen dered in the country that, in less than eight hours, they devoured everything, even to the roots of the grass and grain, over a space of more than 15,000 acres of territory. They penetrated to the very barns and store-rooms and ate up everything they found there. When the locusts got together in swarms and rose into the air, these formidable hosts, swept onward by the winds, made a sort of cloud that hid the sun. When they had devastated all the region around Aries, they passed the Rhone and came to Taraseon and next to Beaucaire, and finding no more grain to devour, they destroyed the garden herbs that had been planted. From there they went to Bourbon and to Vaiabergues, to Moulrin and to Aramon, where they made the same havoc. At length, they in their turn, were eaten by the hedge hogs. sell them at three or .^bur dollars an acre. These ! Those that survived formed in the ground, par- landh now sell at from forty to one hundred dollars an acre, and are annually increasing in value, under a different treatment. Where foraterly were seen the gaunt cow and horse, the half starved hog and sheep, are now to be found fat and improved animals of every kind, and been known of the reappearance of the cancer > agriculturist, writes to Col. Croom : “I am un ticularly in the sandy places, a sort of pipe or long orifice like a tube, filled with so large a quantity of egtrs that the whole country would have been laid waste by them, had they been allowed to develop; but, through the excellent measures recommended by tbe Consuls of Arles, ! Beaucaire and Taruscon, they were delivered I from them in a short time. Something like ■ 3,000 qintals of them were buried or thrown in to the river Iihone. They were hunted down and killed with fire and sword. A cilculation was then made of the number of locusts that these eggs would have produced, and, counting i only 25 to each tube or orifice, it was computed ' that there were 1,700,000 to the quintal. This would give a total of 550,000,000,000 of locusts where this remedy has been applied. It has der obligation to you for the hints you gave me . that would have been hatched in the ensuing the sanction of tbe most eminent physicians aud surgeons of London, but has not till recent ly been used in this country, and many of the faculty, with their proverbial opposition to in novations, look upon it with distrust. We saw on red clover and hogs. I have proved avery word to the letter. I back all you have to say in praise of red clovcr. I give up corn in the future until my hogs are put up lo fatten; and have arranged for clovcr suiamer and winter. three bun- yeai. This historic acooaot of tbe ioseot proTM most abandaotly the oecessity of proteeting Mr* selves against their appearance, aod (he impor* tance of studying their habita. In 1823, 1824 and 1825, th# aouth e|f Franee also bad to ter from their depredations, and the Ootero* ment had to pay ten sooa or half a fraoo per kilogramme for tite eggs of (h«ae ioaeots, tad five sous for tfie -same weight of’ttM iaaoeta grown. In this way Maraeillea paid $4,000| and Arlea $5,000. — • ■ A FATHEB-IN-LAW IN 8PITB OF HIMSELF. London Correspondence New Orleans Delta. A good sell is related of a wealthy banker here, who is very good natured, but inoUaed to be a trifle fast in bia views of life. He bad • favorite cleverish, a yonng man of about twen^ one and remarkably handsome, modeat and highly intellectual. For thoee qualitiea be was liked by every one, and tbe banker did not ea* cape the general feeling of good will. He was as poor as his salary, and had no conneotiona to push him after fortune, and so, like moat Eng lish cicrks, he would rise to one hundred and twenty pounds a year, go oa for 8 yeara at tea pounds a year rise, and aaarry erhen be geta two hundred pounds a year, henoefoith 'to regetata and fiud that the addi£i«o&l tea pounda a yettr rise only-keep pace with tbe additiooal babes ia tbe household. The banker, on Sunday afternoon, when no one was expected, would occasionally ask tb« young man to visit his young family at his suburban villa; as the conversation of the yoong man was correct and clever, it could not but b« of advantage to hia children. This was a take, evidently, but it was a good-natured error, and we can only wish, all of ui, that there were more committed. X have not tnentiooed tbat there was a beautiful young daughter o£ oioe* teen, but that may always be understood ia aitf English family that has known wedded life long enough. But there were, of «ooi«e, Attea* tions on the part of the yonng aan otber extremely delicate, reserved and proper. Tbia will not always be the case with Engfiah yottth^ as Americans well know. Don't “hem’ after this. S’-be^youth, in spite of two or three davf invitation to>tbe banker’s country seat, to breatne fresh air and clear his lungs of London amoke, was evidently very HI, and though he deolared himself well and robust, t‘bo -banker ahook hla head. “I cannot make out wlist la 4he matUr with my young clerk,” said the linker to ft confrere who was in bis back offiee with him after the youth had just brought in some papeM. “Well, you are green, I should say, for a ma> of your time of life and experience,” said banker number two. “Don’t you ace wbat’a the mattef? he’s in love.” “In love ! bah. He is modesty and proprietj itself” “I tell you it is a fact, and with a rich old fellow’s daughter who would no more tliick of having hita for a son in-law than you Wouldf yourself.” “Ob, the haughty old fool; my clerk ia •• snod as his daughter, and be hanged to bim.~ Thank you for tbe hint.” As soon as the banker number two bad goo^ the cicrk was called in. ‘•?o, sir, you are in love, and pining away for the object of-your afi'ections—that’a tbe secret, is it ? Why did you not tell me before, air?” The youth was silent “Well, niy boy, I pity you ; but I will givo you a word of advice. If the daughter ia fair, she is worth making a risk for. look h«rej there arc £500 and two montha’ leave.of ab> sence. Hun away with the girl. Bali, donk look so stupid. I did the same before you, and it didn’t hurt me.” Tbe clcrk fell on bis marrow bones, and was upon the point of making a clcan breast of it, when the old man ro.'^e and left, precipitately, to avoid the scene. The young maoeonsidvM and acted, and the consc^uence was that the next day week there was no young daughter the dinner table of the banker at the country house. 1 he house was in consternation, and ft search made for her in all directions. A ootll, however, was found on her dressing table,f(OA>' veying the customary prayer of forgiveneaa, aod one enclosed from the young clerk, stating tliftt believing the banker had meant to give him ft hint in regard to his daughter, abd waa not able to give his public coosent, owing to appearaaeee, be had acted on the suggestion, and tbat ere bia ‘‘father in-law” had received the letter he woald be his son-in-law. This pill waa a bitter one and the joke a terrible one against him ; so it was bushed up, and has got to the ears4>f 4fre purveyors of scandal, and to your correapoadesi(| who records it as a trait of I^ndon UTs. A historian of Charles XII, K.ng of Sweden, DKCisiOH.-The English bench Jatelf relates of that prince that when traveling in Westtninsler that it waa a priiMJi^ Bessarabia be was greatly annoyed by locusts. | ^ counsenor, in qu^tionlog “Ihese insects came, ordinary tooea mg in upon us like a whirlwind, aligbting up- ' llosierV, Gloves, Struw (Joods. Fnrs, Gents’ Fur- Mr Mason at church yesterday, and have since It acts like » charm. I have now three bun- ing in upon us like a whirlwind, . gn,] of re.spect, such as is euplo^ nifhin^ Goods, Hats. ('«i'S, Boots and Shoe?, Hollow conversed wilh hiu and took particular notice drcd acres of clover and grasses; shall sow down on the same plain where we were, and without rrentleman in conversation with another^ of the cicatrized wound, and can only say, that one hundred acres more this year, and by 1867 manifesting any fear of being trampled j lawyer has no right to question pcrmaneiit—and, from the evi- will be prepared for a clover rotation” * . i... »rnnn in nther &i- * kt-1..^— aarff. (to that we could not see in front of us until we had MAC.VUL.VY & CO. and Willow \V:ire, Hardware, Groceries and Crockery- OurStoek will co!ni>:iri.- t'avaral'l.v wiih any in the marktt. We resi>ceilully ask au exaiuitatioa of the same. O.t 1,13(56. STEKHoijSE & M.ICAUL1T, COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Cliiiriotte, A. C., aud GO Peiirl St, Ncic I’ork. Proni|)t personal attentioji to the sale of cotton, cotton ^arns. iiavul stores, tc., and the purchase of tncrchanJifL' f:cni-rally. llKKKUK.NCKs—.lohn'vViikes and T II Brera, Esq’rs, Charliitte. .V C ; Jordan Woinbie, K.'q. Raleigh, N C : O G I’arsley i Co. Wilniinpton, N C ; U Paul & Co, anil Uoht Miiro C\>. .Charleston, S C: Wilcox k Hand, Aujru.^ta, (in ; l)iiiiloi>, .Moncure k Co, Kirhtnond, Va ; TannaliiU, .Mcltwane k Co, Y ; j l*»rtriil^f, Wi'lls Co, New York. 1 A'lg 15, 1800. say, mat one nunareu acrcs more tnis year, auu uj .v.*. v/. — under , if the cure is pcrmanetit—and, from the evi- uill be prepared for a clover rotation.” foot by our horses, they ro-e ftoiu the groun dencc of six or eight years experience in other Robert Nelson, of Macon, Ga., says, (to and covered our bodies and our countenances so cases, we have no doubt it is—the remedy ought ^ Southern Cultivator.) “Tbe doctrine that that we could not see in front of us ; to be universally known. We have referred to ' pgj olovcr will not do when the soil ia deficient passed the place where they were. N herever , this case, because Mr Mason is well known both has made its round through our agri- »hfse locusts alighted, they made ; here and at the East. The experiment excited cultural papers; and Dick has so often repeated ful ravages, consuming the grass much interest in t’incinnati, and wc call the at- j ^j,at Harry told him, without trying it for bim- tent,ion of the faculty in this State to the remedy. i ^ proper way, that everybody now thinks If it is what is claimed for it, this terrible dis» gpg excuse for not growing clover. I was case will be shorn of most of its terrors. Ibe fujged in a clover growing country and I can as- application is painful. Lot the pain is of com- guie you that I have seen beautiful fields of paratvvely brief duration, which any one so af-; eiover on land tbat did not contain any lime flieted would cheerfully endure. jjqj clover requires a deeply worked and finely gent that such l.'iwyer has no right to qu^ion die private business or moral character of a witoe^ any farther than it is appareirt they ftbaalutey affect his reliability, or touch the case iu hasdj and that a witness is jDot bound to answAr qt^ tions put '.o him in an Insulting or annoying manner. the grass down to the roots, so tbat, instead of tbe beautiful verdure with which the country bad previously been i During tlie paat season, E. A. Vogler, of covered, there was nothing to be seen but the Salem, shipped North tliree hundred thousand dry and sandy soil ” | lbs. of dried apples; one hundred Uiouaand Ib^ Hungary, 1/ohemia and Germany, silrcady in- dried blackl>efrie8; and about ten thoosand pooodft fested and ravaged as early as 154-, were of dried peaches; amounting, in all, to four huB^ equally unfortunate in 17-47 and 1748. In dred and ten thousand pounds. J. L. Fulkeraoft ' 1 'a caI wJv of startins a clover 1756, swarming locusts, as it were from f he sky,' shipped twenty-two tbouaand seven hundred «»d Corn is selling at forty cents per bushel pulverued soil. | ^ devastated the fields in many places. , fifty jwund* of blackberrie*, and foriy-ooo tbow- at AVicchester, Va., and were it not ertfore albw^me i The Count C. de Goorey, on one of hia scieu- i sank pounds of «pple»^, in all, aixty-three tbev- ■ ‘ ‘ jonrne^ aaw, ia 1852, io a portion of Uao* fiatid scyen Jiuudred and fifty pouoda. ; hei., cost of nilroid lnu»|»tl,tioo we might: lo"'.

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