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VOL. III. THIRD SEME
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J. J. B ItUNER,
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complaint are uneasiness
and ipsin in the Ride.
,Soirietimes the pain is in
jtlie shoulder, and is mis
taken lor rlieiumiUMii, th0 Htomnch' i affected
with loss of appetite andj sickiuw, howelsj in
gr neraKcVmli ve, synjet iinew 'alternating with lax.
ZZm ma m , 1 il he; head ,1a troubled
I ewith paiiyand dull, liea
LXV23ZL I vy . PcnrHtiwn7)riHidera-
jl tide loss of memory, jac-
MMaMMMMwi IcompaRied with painful
peiicauon ol having J It undone worn et Linn which
ought to lave been' done. Often complaining of
weakness,' debility, and low spirits. Sometimes
maifv of the alajve pyioptofti attend the disease.
and at other' timet very few of them ; but the
liver ih generally' :t lie orgHn most 'involved..
Cute the Liver with i
" i Dll. SIMMONS
a prcpar.ition rootaj and htrlm, warranted to be
Htrictl v rt'KetahUvaud caiv do no iiiinry to any
one. It iaH hten Osfdhy hundreds, and known
for the lust 40 years as on of the inot lvliahle,
t'flicai ioun and harandess jrf paralhinn evTiof-.
ferwl to tlie Kiiflt-r'tnL'. Ifjlukt w regularly and
lMTintnilv, it in xure to chre I
ay.jiVisia, h e a d.a c h e,
Ijinihd ire, cost i renew, Kick
Slieadaehi', cliroiiic di.irr-H
icrj camp dysenteiy, jaf-
fectioiiM of the kidney.' nervous!!., cliill- i,.
eae of the kin, imparity of the blofnl, melan
choly, otjdepresxidn of njittits, heartburn, collie,
ot paim'in the bowels, psfin in the head, feVer
gl ui diojiRv, )oil,rpaiiin the back, &d.
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KOWN COLNTY. i
Joifhm Milder, Administrator of
J. W, McNeely and ) i
Muryj McNeely, I y
i ikmiiius. . j ) ounrinons ana I'eti
4jm,,v tion to sell landifor
Wm. H. McNeely . Assets.
! ; and Acemth Mc
N'eelj, alias At
In this ca;e it appearing to the satisfac
t ou of he Court that Win. H. McNeely and
AceuithiMcNeely, alias! Acnith Corriher,
are nonj-residents of th- Statn of North
Caroliuaj x is threfori rdered that publi
cation hit made in th t'irolina Watchman,
a uewlpaper published iu Salisbury.-N.iC,
lor ix Jneeks successively, requiring said
d-eudats : to appear jat the office of the
Clerk of the Superior C'iourt for the cotintv
of R.wa st .the I Court ! House in Salisbury,
ou Friday the 1 ft day of December next, knd
.ansvrwhianplalint of the plaintiffs, orjtho
cnae wiy i nearl ex park.
virnpss, Ai, Jmkon Mason Clerk oflthe
Superior Court of said eonutv t i.tfirt in
?oi'fbUr7, tlro 1Gth of October. AJ D.
- I. . A. JDDSON MASON, j
; f'U Cltrkof ltou-un Svperior Court.
Cai.uwkll County. S
v m -vJ
Jafcob A. Hise. Courad
inse. Mary tlis.
inoijias tincanuon and wife
r ir if
Jieury Chester and w ife Caery.
Marvil Hise Kllrahfth Kmis. Leonard Etinis
" and Mary E.iuis,. infants under the age of
twenty-one years, by their Guardianyjj. P.
Conly ; Klisha Hise! and wife Muhala,
F.ineline Hiae, James Hise. M ill v Ann
Hie, infants under the age of twentyfone
ears! by their GuurJiau ad litum J. P.
Conljf. ' '
Iu th)s case it is ordered that publicaVofr
be madV iu the "Carolina Watchman" a
newspaper published hi the town of SAlis
bur.y, fwr. six weeks, Nfying Marvil Hise,
uoti-resideUt defendant, that he' appear at
th Superior court Clerk's office iu Leijoir,
Caldwell county, within that time and answer
the couiplaint of the Plaintiff, or judgment
will h taken pro confesso as to- him.
Wituesa, li. It. Wakeheld, Clerk oft our
Said Court at oflieej iu LUoir, this 14th
of Septi A. I. 1671.
II K. 11. WmKLFIKLD, C. 6. C.
IS HEREBY given that CertificateiNo.
317, dated September 15th. 1854 for
two shaYes of Koek in the North Cro
una Kail Road Company, issued to John
M, Horahjhas been lobt, and that app
tion will bW made for a hew Certificate.
Salisbury, N. C. Dec. 15. 1871.
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Land Lccds, Trustee Deeds,
uimissioner's .Deeds. Sheriff's
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or bale at this omce.
is well supplied with
e and elegant assortment of
CIIT ILLUSTRATIONS, &C.,
suitable for all kinds of
Finer ai)d more Ornamental Types for
Business & Professional
Visiting, Party apd Wedding Cards ;
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Tobacco! Notices and
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AS A If EW8PA PER,
Is a candidate for public favor. Its
i 1- .' jt i .. , i.
. circulation is good, and its standing
and patronage improving. It is one
of the best advertising mediums in
the State, and offers its facilities on as
liberal termaas any.
LAND IOR SALE !
Acout 10a Acres,
Keren miles from Salisbury, on the Wilkesboro
Koad, adjoining Benjf Howard, Jos. Mingus and
ntlicnt ; nart of it Second Creek Bottom.
Term. One-fourth cash, balance one. two and
three years credit. . .
ftniuiref oi jno. ;iuier, wno uvea on mmi
KTn1 T l T0"' woi
Aag . 25, '71 aHf-
jft w Sh nEI
A IVARKOW KSCAPE.
Condemned to die I Condemned to
perish igiionainiously on the scaffold I
Condemned to bid adieu to wife, mother,
children and friends !
The poor man wept aloud in the ex
tremity of his angaih. Ilia trembling
hps could frame no prayer, and thus the
last avenue of escape was closed against
him. I be most direct and unequivocal
evidences surrounded this man Llovd
Fletcher by name and theury in bring
ing in their verdtct of Guilty in the first
drgree,' had ouly acted on their sober
conviction of the man's guilt, drawn from
the overwhelming evidence.
Charles Lancaster, an Englishman, and
a neighbor of Fletcher's had been found
brutally murdered,' in a lone spot hi the
sabm bsof London. Fletcher's pistol was
picked up near him, thrown aside as he
found himself pursued.
'Footprints in the mud corresponding
exactly with the boots the prisoner wore,
and to crown all, they had been bitter
and inveterate enemies for mouths previ
ous. Fletcher had been heard to say, on
several occasions, that nothiug but tho
man's death could satity his implacable
revenge ; - and then, again, he could
produce no one to assist him in prov
ing an alibi. Lloyd was a man very do-
mesne in nis nanus, aim very devoted
ly attached to his family. lie was known
to be absent from home iu the evening.
yet on this particular night, Mrs Fletcher
waited up until daylightMbr his return,
expecting; every moment (on account of
ot the circumstance being so uupreceden
ted) to have him brought home a corpse.
He seemed to be recovering from a deep
stupor of, intoxication as he entered his
wife's presence on the morning described;
and only knew enough to find the bed
and sleep profoundly.
At th time of his arrest, his hand
were found lame and bruised : so this
with the rest, made the sum too crushing
tor the Kkrillul counsel he had employed,
and the! result was
' Hat i sed
necki t letcher, till you are dead ; and
3.- i . "- . w
(jod have .mercy ou your soul."
It lacked now only three days to the
execution, aud here he sat, in his lone,
otntnrtle, whitewashed cell, and his
head -bowed iu his hands. Can nothing
be done f Must I dw thus, poor miera
ble dug that I am ? Oh, God. where art
thou ? : 'Will Omnipotence allow an inno
cent man to perish Out upon such a
God as that !' And the pooi fellow struck
wildly at his prison house, groaning so
deeply j that he aroused the attention of
the turnkey, who whs passing the cell.
ThejirOn uloor swung back on its creaking
hinge and the ttal wart form of the keeper
appeared: before him.
Come, come, 1 letcher less noise here:
be a man ! you ain't the first man that
had to ; swing not by a long hot ! you
won't get much sympathy here if you are
Tj. t j
like a nursing infant, 1 can tell you
game, t letcher. die game.
'Hut I am mnoccnt, I tell you, old
wretch, as innocent of the crime as my
little girl baby at home. Oh, my God !
my Wite-f-my children
'Oh, shut up ! here's your old woman,
The hardened turnkey waited a mo
ment to witness the meeting of the suffer
ing couple,and then, with maddened curs
es, withdrew. But the condemned man
aud his living, faithful wife, took no no
tice of fail departure, but clasped in each
other's arms, awaiting for calmnes to speak
4 Oh, Sarah !
4 Oh, Lloyd ! God have mercy cn us
all, my husband ! and now listen. Lie
down here place your head ou my lap ;
I have something to tell you.'
4 Tell me, Sarah, did they search you
this time?" he asked, grasping her hands.
4 Yes, Lloyd, and they found nothing.
I repented my rash promises to you be
fore 1 reached home. Come what may,
suicide must not be y6nr fate. But listen;
you see that I am comparatively happy ;
and jletj me tell what has produced
this change. A sweet little dream in
which Ilsaw you, and our darlings, aU
together comfortable and happy."
4 Oh, Sarah, talk not of dreams to a
doomed Jman like me ; perhaps we may
be happy in another existence ; but no,
that cannot be for surely God will not
allow an! innocent roan the death of the
guilty, pfj, no, Sarah oh, no !'
Keep up your courage, my dear hus
band ; a certain strange, mysterious some
thing assures me that all will yet be well,
how or I in what manner Heaven only
1 ijwhjh t could see it I wish I could
feel it, Sarah ; do not mislead me with
false hopes. Oh, my God ; if du re could
only be found way to escape from this
ignominious death !'
4 Come, madam, time's up,' and the
turnkey ) made his appearance. 4 Hate
to disturb such a pair of cooing doves, but
orqers are orders, ma am, and must be
obeyed. Afwayaobey orders, if you break
Crowns. You ought to persuade your
luuouoiiuiHi uuii Ilia BlIlvrililiT.
j wh a gmim? of oru and
patience! prepared to leave
j 4 Mark hat I tell you, ma'am, you'll
j be looking for another husband in three
" n,ont!, continued, the wretch, as
i yui. uy uer piuc
I Sarah; hurried through the corridor en-
I uruiiniiij: w rr llllie H8 nnSSIOIB Ol
the brute's conversation, and reached her
honije and children, there to hope and
pray The hours sped on, and it lacked
one day more for the execution. Fletch
L - JL" til
er ii au iven up an nopes ot a reprieve,
ana listened to building of the scaffold
witn a solemn reelinsr born of desnair.
I've brought another gal to see you
j. w f
' this time, Fletcher. It's verv probable
( she won't be So agreeable like as t'other
one, butiwill do as much good, I reckon.'
A wotnah in blaek stood before the bed
1 09 w?tt Blecther reclined. He reco juit
SALISBURY, N. C. DECEMBER 22, 1871.
ed Mrs Lancaster, the wife of the murdered
' Ah, this does me good:' said she tak
ing a step nearer and shaking her clenched
fast in his face. ' It don't pay to take a
fellow creature's life, does it f Don't you
speak to me you villain don't dare to
open your mouth 1 cam uere to gloat
over your misery, and see how the pros
pect ol leaving your win and babies af
fected you. Oh, you tremble! I have
found the tender cord My husband's wfe
and childreu were nothiuer oh. no !
Wretch, villain! May the law be fully
Ihe woman, to all appearance, exas
perated beyond the power of further ut
terance, stepped a little nean r aud with
sly movement, hid one of In r cloves
under the pillow of the UwiUered mn.
'Have you finished, ma'.nj,' inquired
the turnkey, with bis baud on the door.
Aow, really Fletcher, dou't vou rath
er pre fer nn interview of this kind to one
of those lally-gagging sort yoa have had
so many ot lately 1 Twill do you more
good ten to one. What are you doing
Giving him one more look, that is all.
Murderer! robber! wretch! ! want to
engrave his picture on my brain so uidel
fibly that I never can forget a siugle fea
ture. 4 By the crown, your old man must
have had a Tartar ! Oh, bo, do !' and
fat turnkey shook his fat sides with laugh
ter. ' I don't believe he's got it much
hotter where he's staying now than he
had it with you. It takes a woman to
use up the King's English. I always
said so, now 1 know it.'
Mrs. Lancaster drew her veil over her
face and quietly left the prison. As soon
as he dared, with trembling fingers, Lloyd
drew forth the glove. In it was u vial
containing a mixture of chloroform, a
small sharp instrument to file his shack
les, and a note. It read thus
'You are not the man, and I cannot al
low you to be hung. Overpower th
keeper, lake his clothes aud leave. Go
to the old rookery, No. first floor, where
a disguise awaits you, and theu God help
you, tor you ni"8i conceal your-elt.
Lloyd, with a wildly beating heart con
cealed the articles and tried to think.
The keeper did not enter the cell till he
brought his tea, and how cruld he ac
cotuplish bis purpose then! There would
be too many astir in the prison, then,
and he might be detected.
'Defeated now with the weapons of
deliverance in my hands. No, iudeed,
'Fletcher, I supp.iso you know that
according to the prison rules you are not
allowed to slay alone to-night. It would
be barbarous to leave a feller without
company his last night on earth,' said
the turnkey, an hour or two after Mrs
'You'll have to take your pick between
old Father Walsh and myself, but I sup-
pose you win iaae me, ma as you naie
me, a to re mat nypocnte.
'WThy can't I have my wife!' asked
Lloyd, wjth a voice full of bitterness.
Oh, wives ain't allowable on such oc-
ll I . M
casious. one u De round in the morning
an hour or two; but talk nuick wnich
will you have V
4Y hat difference do you think it makes
to me you heartless wretch, who watch
es with my last moments on earth, when
my only friend is denied me."
So it was arranged. The turnkey was
to occupy his cell, and Lloyd went to
work -with his little instrument to file the
handcuffs aud chain which h' .-.w him
It was slow and tedious, but hour's
time had the satisfaction tofre m.e hand,
and had the powwr to remove his limbs
from the galling, rattling torin nts which
had so hrmiy held him.
'I must be able to throw these fetters
off, or I am lost." So he worked uway
industriously until the obstinate link was
placed, and he could wear or leave them
off at his pleasure. Ten o'clock arrived,
and t tie turnkey hau his cot brought iu
When are you going to turn in Fletch
er? I'm as tired as an East India niirser,
Plaguy afraid 1 shan t be much company
t. 1 .. I 1 .1 . r
io-nigm; oetier uaa tue priest. lou
wrote all your letters yesterday, Fletcher,
didiLkivyoui and the keeper yawned
deeply, turned over once or twice, aud in
five minutes was snoring profoundly.
row is my time,' thought Fletcher,
I t iaraii ft Ha tf tftktt IIsAnn kc-l mi. '
Noiselessly he stepped, from the chains
and drew off the torturing handcuffs. It
was but the work of a moment to saturate
the haudcrchief with the mixture, and iu
less lime than it takes to tell it. Lloyd
had stripped the hardened wretch. There
was a inning ainersnce m tueir neigm,
but Uoyd lacked the aldermanic propor-
nous oi me jaoor. xiowervr, ue managed
luufc ouickiv auu easuy, uuiocaeu me
door of the cell, stepped into tbe corridor,
locked it again carefully, withdrew the
key, aud imitated as nearly as possible
.1. J..II I J C I M1I
me uuii, ueavy ireau oi me Keeper. 1 De
jail physician was just leaving the build
mg, and Lloyd walked along after hiui,
as if to see h'm safely out. Only one
subordinate guarded the entrance and so
Lloyd aud tbe doctor walked out together.
without exciting the slightest suspicion
Ue reached the old rookery, donned his
attire, which proved to be a soldier's
uniform, removed the black wiz of the
keeper, and substituted a light, curly one,
and before twelve o'clock had reached
,he house of a friend, two or three miles
from the city, told his story and was waim
ly received aud promised protection.
Lloyd tell sure he had lett uo clue by
which he could be traced to this spot, and
almost overcome by bis great happiness.
lie ten on uis knees ana thanked the God
he bad previously foresworn for his mi
ihe next morning all was astir early in
the prison, but our turnkey did not make
his appearance; what ould it msaa T A
key was produced to open the cell door, i
aim me nuae, inanimate bgute of the fat
Keeper was presented to their astonished
view, In the middle of the cell was the
prisoner's wardrobe : all he) tumid snare
from the make up of the turnkev'n luatv
proportions. A little cold water and fresh
air revived him, but he could throw nb
light on the mysterious disarmeamnrP nf
Fletcher. He bad seen noihinp. knew
nothiug, aud remembered nothing. Mrs.
letcher was arrested on suspicion of as
sisting her husbaud to escape, but noth
ing could be proven, aud a IV w davs saw
uer at liberty. She was c i:l: ient that
her da?!-!.-. aafe, t a culd foua no
n et oi tleii o fe, or wm re ho was con
cealed, ilnwbver. ti.w that fomurh na
gaii ed, she lull that -:;t5 . could afford to
wait for the rest. Lre reward wer
iffered for the posters weie niaeard.l
everywhere aud the detectives were set to
work to ferret out his hiding place, but iu
vain. When the excitement wa at its
height, the antimortem statement sud con
fession of a dying man were brought be
fore the court, entirely exonerating Lloyd
Fletcher from complicity iu the uiuider.
The mail was Mrs. Lancaster's foster
brother. He had drugged aud beaten
poor Fletcher the night of the dupe ra
tion of the crime, stolen his pistol aud
committed the deed himself. Mrs. Lan
caster had been from the first exceedir gly
auspicious of him, but proofs were not iu
her power. he had used every means
possible to restore Lloyd his liberty,
trusting to time and a meiciiul God for
the rest. How well she acted her part
and succeeded in her endeavors, the read
er is aware. Fletcher was immediately
paidoued, and driven by the excited Lou
doners to his residence.
NAMES OF THE STATES.
Maine So called from the province 6f
Maine, in ranee, in compliment to
Queen Henrietta, of England, who, it
had been said, owned that province. This
is the commonly received opinion.
New Hampshire - Namod by John
Mason in 1639 (who with another obtain
ed the grant from thei crown,) from
Hampshire county iu England. The for
uii r name of the douiaiu was Lacouia.
Vermont - From the French rcrdmorit,
or green mountain, indicative ot the
mouiiiainous nature of the State. The
name was first officially reconguized Jan.
Massachusetts Indian name, signify
ing the country about the hllia.
Khode Island 1 his name was adopted
in 1GG4, from the Island of Rhodes, in
the Mediterranean, because of its fancied
resemblance to that island.
Connecticut This is the English otho
graphy ot the Indian word Uoouec-ta
cut; which signifies 'the long river.'
New York Named by the Duke of
York, under color of title given him by
the Lnglish crown, in 1664.
New Jersey So called in honor of Sir
Geo Carteret, who was Governor of the
Island of Jersey, iu the British Channel.
Peuusylvaniir From William Peun,
the founder ot tho colony, mcauiucr
Delaware Iu houor of Thomas W st,
Lord de-la-Ware, who visited the bay
and died there iu 1610.
Maryland Alter Hemietta Maria,
Queeu ot t hirlea I., of England.
V irgiuia So called iu honor of Queen
Elizabeth, the 'virgin queeu,' in whose
r igu Sir Walter R;leigu tua. '.'j the first
attempt to colosize that re?i -..
x or t n .
outn diio.;i a were origi'
; ..ot, cull d 'CaroUna' after
ii Frame, in 1501. Sub
1575, llu Hue was altered
ually in i :
Georgia So called iu honor of Gt-orge
1 1 , of Enghmd. who established a colo
ny in that region in 1732.
r lordia Ponce de lji-on, who discov
ered ibis portion ot North America, in
iDlz, naaied it r lonua in commemora
tion of the day he landed there, which
.1 t. il.t r.
was me I'afquas ue r lores ot me opau-
iards, or 'Feast of Flowera,' otherwise
kuowu as Easter Sunday.
Alabama r ormerly a portion of Mis
sissippi Territory, admitted into the Un
ion as a biate in 1819. I he name is of
Indian origin, signifying 'here we rest.'
Mississippi rormerly a portion of ihe
province ot Louisiana, co named in
1S00 from the great river on the western
line. The term is of Indian oriiriu.
Louisiana From Louis XIV., of
Frauce who for sometime prior to 1763
owned the territory.
Arkansas r torn 'Kansas, the Indian
word for 'smoky water,' with the Frenah
prefix arc' bow.
Tennessee Indian for 'the river of the
big bend,' i. e., the Mississippi, which is
its western Loundry
Keutucky Indian for 'at the head of
Ohio From tho Indian. meaning
'beautiful.' Previously applied, to the
river, which traverses a great part of its
Michigan Previously applied to the
lake, the Indian name for a fih weir. So
called fiom the fancied resemblance of the
lake to a fish-trap.
Indiana io called in 1S02 from the
Illinois From the Indian 'illini,' men
and the i rench suffix, 'ois, together sig
nifyiug 'tribe of men.'
NN isconsin Indian
term for a 'wild-
Missouri Named in 1821 trom the
great branch of the Mississippi which
a .1 i t. t
nows wirougu it. maun term, meaning
Iowa From the Indian, signifying
the drowsy oues.'
Minnesota Indian for 'cloudy water.
Ualilornu 1 he name given by Cor
les, the discoverer of that reeion. , He
' nrobablv ohmin it fmm . -.i.
j romance, in which an imaginary island
that name is described as abounding iu
Oregon According to some frnm th
Indian Oregon, 4riirer of the west.' Oth
ers consider it derived from the Spanish
orerano,' wild miioram. whirh rrnv.
alaudantly on thj; Pacific coast.
the Kentucky! Missouri and
The messagesf of the Governors of
Kentncky, Missouri, and Virginia pre
sent SODl ' POIUU: flf interest. Ii'avi ri.nr
Leslie, i.i Kentucky, civrs the debt of
eomnnuweallh, October 10. l7l, as
$l,OoS,394, with ;a ch bals . - in the
treasury of 81,352.55. an . x bit iu
most marked eoU(ral with the i.. uncial
condition of oi$x t'aroliua, Lm siana,
aud oihr reccDtructc-d Sates under Re
publican control. Reference is then made to
Ihe fact that St-crftary Boutweli refuses
to pay ihe Kentucky war claim of
S525.258.72 as approved and ordered to
be paid by ?ecreUry Belknap, i,d an
nounces that this Vnaust be coueideri-d aa
the final disposiiiqu of the case co far as
the Treasury Department is concerned."
i uai mis amounts to repudiation w ill be
at once seen. Governor Leslie next pro
ceeds to hold the unwarranted iuterit-r-
ence of the Federal government retpou
sihle for much of the vioieuco aud con
tempt of law which xil in some par .f
rvtniucky. I he federal judiciary, he
says, "uiscrimiuat s between the two
races, favoring l li q negn, and oppressing
tue white man. ; U this the m-gro as
sum s to defy or disregard the laws to
which the while man is subject, and trouble
ensues. It is recommended that neirm
testimony be made admissible in the
courts, us credibility to go to the jury,
aud that the taxes, collected from the ne
gro population of Kentucky go to the
support of negrp schools. Governor
Brown, of Missouri, gives the debt of that
Slate as Sl7,Sb0,UU0, aud the aggregate
of county, township, aud and suuuicipal
indebtedness, chiefly arifing f.ora railroad
subscriptions, as 840,11,965 46.
''The admiuisiration of jusiice,', he says,
4,has not been resiled by any violence in
any part of the Stale so far as 1 am ap
prised." The increaie in the number of
schools since last ; year is given as 646,
and the number of miles of railroad buili
as 560, making a ; total ol 2,540 uow in
operation in the tate. Touching Fed
eral politics Governor Brown speaks with
great severity upon "the difference be
tween the Republican idea and the idea
that has beeu fostered upon the Republi
can party." Tho fraud, the jobbery, the
violence of the Grant administration an
i i . .
unsparingly denounced, the mcicltueul
closing with the words, "All ibis is simp
ly high treason ajainat republican princi
ples." Governor Walker, of Virtrinia.
gives the debt of that State, July 1, IS71,
as &l7,U'J0.bGG 43, one ihud ol w hich is
held as justly ouiiug by those-counties
severed from the Old Doini .ion and erec
ted into the new ute of West Virginia.
Il is recommended that the Stale consti
tution be ammended so as to fix the tim.
of the State ctecfious at a different d.iy
from that on which the Congressional
elections are held, and thus free- the p,dle
when State nffisi fa are chosn from that
warm of Federal spies and functiona
ries who ply thei? infamous vocation un
der the bayonet rb ction law. The c-n-
tradition of 1870. typified by this and
other fore 1-trislation. Governor v alk, r
declares a- Uuirerous to the republic as
the secieson oflSGl. "As aff-ction,"
he concludes, ,4is' not begot t.-n .rce,
nor diehoneaty of corrupliou, so m rty
ia not nurtured by tyranny, nor peace by
violence." N. IN- World.
PARIS AND HER SHAMELESS FASH
IONS. Paris (says thq Loudon Telegraph) b?s
leariied nothing,'-forgotten nothing, and
she sends out to day styles of ature as
shameless in their immodesty, vanity,
prodigality, and defiiuce of true f-miiiino
grace as anything which scandalized the
last years of tbe 'Empire. She avanges
herself on the modest German women
with a book of fashions which is calcula
ted to ruin all moderate revenues, to put
chastity and sobriety to scorn and drive
even Queens into; courts of law. Those
prodigious trains, -those senseless append
ages, that huge sham mass ot dead hair,
which no longer sffecta to be natural ; the
countless flounces aud furbelows, scrolls
and ruches, which are the negation and
death of drapery j the hats and bonnets
which have eiseu to be more than a
ludicorous carrices tbe piled up ja$samen
Uric and cosily inartistic trimmings all
these with high Heels, breeding corns and
bunions ; black lead under tbe eyes, caus
ing early blindness, and a tout en se mile
which would make honest women blush,
if poudre deperlesm lowed it are what we
get from 1 'aria, where so little apparently
survived except the curse whitu eveiy
honest heart prayed to see die.
A Race with al Panther. In Pennsyl
vania, a few day ago, boy of fourteen
years, living in Uockion, Chesterfield co.,
made a narrow escape from a panther.
While on his way to the tuuuel, on an
errand, in L'niori township, be was etai
tled by a low and heavy growl ocariy
overhead. Upon looking up he saw a
panther perched; on a tree, about thirty
feet from the ground, which was wagging
his tail, iu anticipation of springing upon
its prey. No sooner did the boy's eyes
meet the panther that it gave a
piercing yell, aad leaped to the ground.
The sudden, bod and noisy detuoustra-
tion on the part ,Vf the p mther frighteued
the colt which the boy was riding, and it
took to flight at full speed the panther
keeping close to ils side and about
neck to neck, gWiog an occasional fierce
yell, which seemed to add speed to ihe
eolfs feet. After running in this manner
for about forty Tods the panther gave
of' tha cbaaa,
14. WHOLE NO. 804
Fro th. N. Y. World.
WOESE AND VOKSE SCULSClTa
Tbe Washington correapoodence of tbs
Herald says :
The facta about lH Flmma wio rvindlc kav
txm divnlrrd in a way that U far trtta compt
mentary eilhrr to AmertcaadiplofBaryor Amer
ican Siruiiorial dumtiv. MtaMtr Sctoc'a
xmprtiatton Cor allowing htm name to to 4- '
vertiafd in the Knfi'fh joornaU m ;rcloe of
the conny tw, it i raid, $200,M.. , nd Sen
ator itiandler had a plain of half a million o
uollara in the enilaiiun. Iii -!, MwSt, Wad
dlingion and Hufhe, wKo encinoeml the
job abroad and hare juat jrot Vrrm m nee their
return t.- -t Kurope, eiperUs- ; wike u
mrm i- c nun- " the Iran, tion.
r. are w -n Weirrn atork
, i"i-, and thr.i oneetkn with tho
Knnna mine Uiinei i no honor either to Mio
Uier Scbenrk or ftenator Chandler, ndepew
dently f tKe ron4rrltmm im refraid to U
prctfiu thc men eiperied to make by their as
sociation with the aJvenlnrera.
We draw back from accepting the truth
of this terrible statement. To pause is
ihe duty of patriotism and tbe imperative
f pride of country. Mr. Schenck is not
an diot, however greedy of money be may
be. And yet as clever men as Tweed and
Connolly, for example '4 sent tbe pitch
er down the well once too often." That
he has not tome in public matters every
body knows. Nor has Grant; but (be
Republican party will nevertbrless pro
pose to continue him in power four years
mote when ms present lime snail bv
a - a t t vt
expired. L,Ke master, like man. lbs
Republican Senate which confirmed
Schrnk to be mi.iister to England and
one of our commissioners to negotiate tbe
treaty of Washington could but have
koown of the rumors of his association
with Sheridan Shook, of this city, and
the then all poverfal whiskey gang which
drafted all the legislation, of Congress to
prevent (I) internal revenue frauds, with
a small private hole fr ihr special bene
fit of the ring, through which rati millions
of tLe public money. WIhmi h- leak was
discovered the gang projo-d a Congress
ional coromitlee to uivrsiigatioit ii their
own inlereet, and a new law w framed
apparently more stringent Lut i . fct
conceding a new orifice. Aud so j; wmi
on, aud so it continues to thin dv. But
as we said before, we cannot ( i vet,
and without more proof, io tbe S20,000
charge against Mr. fecbnrk T.tai h;s
conduct teejw-cting the Eoiroa silv.-r njine
has b"en vicu is clejr, it t-au after
he accepted his present appointment. But
what fflcial sti ps, ii any, has Gunl taken
to ascertain theacts t
Mr. Rice iutndoces into the Senate a
bill which its caption alone should pass,
tual being " to authorize thf S-cr-try of
the Treasury to pay to the owners tbe
44 proceeds of certain cotton seited in vk
4 lation ot instruction Irom th" Treasury
44 Depaitmcui." July 27, 1K5, Secreta
ry McCullorh ordered ihe agenla of bis
department to abtiin from receipt of bis
in-ii wcu his, trom any lurtlier seizirea oi
cotton iu the South, and directed ihe re
turn of the staple seized aflt-r June 13,
1&65. east of thfc Mississippi, and after
the 24 h of the same month. West. In
di fi-ti.ee of these oiders coUon was feized
or n-tained to the amount of millions of
dolUrs, and this- bill ia to retut to the
despoil d owners the proceeds of the sale
! f their property as now 44 covered into,'
' e- withheld by, ihe Federal Treasury.
Th claim is not a loyal claim, so called,
for dama: by the war, bi.toncto recov
er ! pf isken
inst n- by Trea
iohttion ot their
, agents after the
repior ilion ol prace.
This is the Tribune's
SoO.OOO.OOO cotton steal, aud perhaps ihe
plunderers uiy u-e the "covered" fund
with sin h effect as to prevent restitution
which ttie financial honor of the country
demands. V. 1". World.
It is not legally necessary to
a note "for value received."
A note on unday is void.
A note obtained by fraud or
person iu a stalo of intoxication
If a note be lo t or stolen, it does not
n-hl. ase the maker ; he must pay i'
j An endorser of a note is e tempt from
liability if not served wiih tiotice of iu
dishonor withio twenty-four hours of iu
A note by a minor is void.
Notes bear iutercst only when so sta
ted. Principals are responsible for tbe acts
of their agrtiU.
Each iudividuUi in a partnership is
responsible fr the wbolj amount of the
debts of the firm.
Ignorance of tbe law et cures no one.
It is a fraud to conceal a fraud.
Tbe law compels no one to do impossi
bles. An agreement without consideration is
Signatures made wilh a lead pencil ar
good in law.
A receipt for money paid is net legal
Contracts side on Sunday cannot
A contract made with a minor is void.
A contract mad wiib a lunatic is v id.
The acts of one party bud a'.I the oth
ers. At a NVorld's Fair, a Farmer, a B"hop,
' a General and an Emperor Were extolling
their several calling and positions, faid
' the Emperor, in fall aUtore: 1 govern
all." Said th General ; 1 fight for all."
The Bishop meekly said : " I pray for
all." The Farmer stood wi;h bia binds
in his pockets, aud said; M Aud 1 pay fur
f - .
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