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The House we all Live in.
BY BISHOP CLARK, OF RHODE ISLAND.
It is a very extraordinary edifice
sometimes beautiful beyond discretion j
but, not goodiy to look upon, when the
outer covering ia removed, and the beam
and rafters are exported. The human
skeleton is the greatest of all marvels in
the wmf of mechanic art, and yet it is uot
attractive to the eye. This, however,
maw De attriuuierr to the taw ot associa
tion. There is a great deal going on in tin-
habitation, over which the tenant has no
direct control. It has its cookius apart'
a Z Special notices 26 per cent, more f 7,U,BU "TT TUJ . " .
1 omuar adrertisementB. Reading notice, his part, all sorts of articles are in the
"ZTT i.np for each and every insertion. process of manufacture tissues of won
derful texture and fineness, solid beams
and rafters and arches of bone, hinges,
bolts, escapements, valves, springs, flexi
ble oords and bauds aud ligaments, capa
ble of bearing an enormous strain, all
made out of tbe raw material, and in the
most finished, workmanlike manner.
Every principle in mechanics which sci
ence has discovered seems to have -been
TIT Mwi a m i VI
(WRITTEN rOKTUI ivimn.,
FOLKS AT THE PAIR.
Spring -miles again ceased constant rain
And floods, that, by the pow'ra. sir,
Bared Adam's bones 1 What dulcet tones
Of bees among the flow'r, sirl
Ths pets of science roam abroad
Both Linneim, and Godman ;
And, with the drying of the road,
Tbe famous lightning-rod man !
Oh I when his great long wagona come,
And halt beside your door, air,
Thank Qod he's found you have a home,
And knows' you aint dog poor, sir!
Reward his zeal now to protect
You, nome one's interested
And wondering poor folks' eyes attract
By greenbacks thus invested !
On thing at least we know full well
When Jove's red flash descends, sir,
Ws fool clodhoppers never fail
To seise with both our hands, sir,
That safety rod for we can swear,
By Maia's Jove that sucked her,
The bolt will strike just ev'ry where
Except on that conductor !
And late in June, with fuss and froth,
Look out for little peddkrs,
With book and map and table-cloih
Confound the prating meddlers !
If I was (irant, I soon would plant
'Em all at Rumple's bridge, air
Qivs Banquo McFee good company
Prom Erin and Bandy Kldge, sir !
Then in July, when suns are hot,
Collie literary codgers,
A -searching round ihe drug-store lot
For Messrs. Klutts and Rogers!
Then In July, they cry, "Shoo-ffy !
Don't bother dis poor nigger !
Dey am, Sir The, too hard for me
Gumjogriffy snd figger !"
Late in the fall, we'll have a tall
Ftnce-building round the County1
Rail-splitters and Commifchncra all
To draw a gen'rous bounty !
Who lets his stock desert the flock
Be fined for misdemeanor !
Root little pig root round the rock,
And lift the acorns cleaner I
We'll do and dare, and have a Fair
Somewhere in J u vein ember
"Folks at the Fair" may then be there
Some few things to remember
The hairless horse the gambling wheel
The old gas-blowing winner
The Yankee notions that appeal
So strong for Ksrollner I
When cold winds blow, and drifts the snow,
Wil! matter gun's resound, sir!
The poHMiim be will laugh with glee
When 'tSiramon time cornea round, sir I
We'll shoot irum taw, by the partridge law,
And net him in the brake, sir!
He'll wih and ery it was July,
And be a big black unake, air I
anticipated in the work-shops ol the human
It also has its laboratories, where salts,
acids, alkalies, and numberless other sub
stances act upon each other, in strict
accordance with the laws of modern cbein
istry; gases are resolved into fluids, and
fluids into solicit, and then the solids are
resorted to their original molecules; biil
liant hues are extracted from metals, to
color tbe blood and give cbartn to -the
eye; and eveu the elixer of life after which
the old alchemist toiled so long and so
vainly, is evolved in the processes of
transmutation that are going on there.
Long before the electric aire was
stretched in the air or laid in the bosom
of tbe deep, this wondeiful house was fur.
nished with the most perfect batteries,
and the magnetic communication carried
lustant orders from one story of the build
ing to another, and brought back the
response, with the greatest possible accu
racy. The! whole principle of the steam-engine
is also to be found its i he .-:ruct ai e which
we wiH inhabit. There is an interior
turnacfe which we furuirth wit h stated sup
plies ot fuel a regular draught of air
feeding the flame motion is generated by
the combustion, aud the wheels of life
turn mote or less rapidly, as this central
engine happens to be in good or bad ol
der Ol these departments, as we have ai
reuuy shiu, loo occupant of the house has
uo immediate control. His presence is
indeed indispensable, for the moment that
he moved away, everything that is going
on there ceases, the work shops are
quiet, tbe. fires go out in the laboratory,
the batteries aud engines become useless ;
but, as long as he remains, all the mechan
ical and chemical processes will go ou, in
some fashion, in spite of him. But it is
possible for him to disturb the orderly
workiug ot things, by bi folly of neglect.
He may withhold tbe proper supplies, and
et the fare buru so low as to impede tbe
actiou of the machine; or be may intro
duce vloleut inflammables that subject it
to a strain which it cannot bear. When
the Mississippi engineer empties tar, pitch,
and turpentine into the oven, you may
ooit out tor an explosion, l here is many
with their ha ds, with snch rapidity that
the eye could uot follow it. On express
ing my surprise at the marvelous skill, I
was told that instead of its being a difficult
thing to do, it would be only by a possi
tive resistance of the will that they could
avoid doing it., whenever the position of
tbe machine indicated the time for its
I once delivered a lecture automatically.
Having an engagement to speak iu Phila
delpbia in aid of the Gettysburg monu
ment turd, 1 found my sell without any
manuscript. Although I had given tbe
lecture a number ot times, so that it was
familiar to my mind, it would have been
impossible for me to repeat it me mo r iter
alone in my study; but, trusting to tbe
law of association, and trying to avoid any
positive effort to recall the language or
the order of thought, I started tbe auto
matic machine, aud it ran for more than
au hour with only one or two breaks, and
these were occasioned simply by a feeling
of anxiety, which led me to try and an
ticipate what was coming next. So far
as I was conscious, the wh"le thing was
purely mecbauical, aud, perhaps the audi
euce thought softoo.
Some men tell us that everything is
automatic; thought is only a flash of
phosphorescence in the brain; affection a
nervous deposit; conscience a certain
condition of the glands; body and soul are
the same thing. ''Instinct, passion,
thought, etc , are effects of organized sub
stances. I feel that I am as completely
the result of my nature, and impelled to
do what I do as the needle to point
to the north, or tbe puppet to move accor
ding as the etriug is pulled, i cannot
alter my will, or be other than I am, and
cannot deserve either reward or punish
ment." What do you mean when you
say "I I" Who or what is this Egot If
you "canuot alter your will," your will
can alter you, aud th it amounts to the
same thing. According io these materi
alist, the bona -, then, in which we all
live has no inhabitant. This, of course,
is nonsense; but the Btbl tells us to "an
swer a tool according to his folly."
Perhaps you have heard of nonsensical
In other words, sensible nonsense ;
Of men who in speaking e'er made a pretence
To skull with a vacuum of gone sense ;
The wise, as a rule, should take as a fool,
In order that they mav have hearers
For the men who talk sense, by a malice
Will be met by an army of sneerers !
Burlesque is better than reproofs
8atire than downright scolding
Punch darts bis rags thro' mental roofs.
With fogy mildew molding ;
One hearty laegh has done more good
Than forty-1 even sermons--Schools
cheered by music's merry mood
Have clothed with might tlie Germans!
Then dont be scared, thou Sunday bard,
If 8unday-go-to meeting
Clothes not my rustic verses hard ;
From rhetoric retreating,
Mt Mum tails back, till ahe, alack!
Fights over her last ditch, sir 1
Confound my Muse, by my old shoes,
I'll swear she is a witch, sir I
aw . dUr ,
RtspzcT asd Good Ordeb. Tbe
correspondent of the New York Herald,
lo bis account of the Charlotte celebration
pays the following tribute to the ebarac-
w of a Southern crowd. It confirms
jlly what we Lave already asserted on
we subject : : f
'Ihe complete good order and sobriety
rosin tai tied by this immense assemblage
strikes me as something remarkable in a
Bntry which is supposed to require tbe
presence of troops to keep tbe peace
Ww but few policemen, constables or sim
Mar officers, and no arrests. This volun
T food behavior on the part of so great
oooy ot people, of all sorts and coudi
and of both races, is a significant
-anioiiion of that pecniiarl American
"Of self-government which may be
id to constitute the noblest feature
our democratic-republican autonomy.
"J people uotd no rulers but them
I bey realize the greatness wbieh
wt are fold, la superior to him that "ta
V city." y0 disturbance or affray
7T onto ward incident baa marred
Pio current of tbe obsefvaaee."
RECO BD S.
The fallowing interesting extracts are
taken from the original Records on file
in the Superior Coart Clerk's office of
"North Carolina To wit : Jane 1st 1775
Proclamation being made and silence
being commanded, the King's Commission
of Oyer and Terminer was public! v read,
in which Commission Alexander Martin
Esqr., was nominated one of the. Judges
of a Court of Oyer aud Terminer, ap-
a a m a . i
pointed by Act ot Assembly ot said
Province to be held at Salt-Inn v on the
first day of June for the XV year of ihe
reign of our sovereign Lord, George the
third, King of great Bi itaiu 3cc, for the
Counties of Rowan, 'Ansou Meckleuburg,
Tryon, Surry aud Guilford.
Tbe Honorable Alexander Martin,
sqr. took the Oaths prescribed by law
for the qualification of public officers, and
an Oath qf office, and repeated and sub
scribed tbe Test (u), took his seat aud
a human being, who tampers with the del- j proceeded to busiuess. The Court appoin
tcate organization ol his body in that way
aud bums out 'he machine uermaturely.
- - w
it he does not blow it up.
What multitudes ot people th -re are
who seem to forgrt that their welfare is
contingent upon rue care tuey take or the
house in which they live 1 hey are bound
to keep it iu good repair or they may for
feit then lease. It they allow the timber
to rot the whole sti ucture may suddenly
ted Adlai Osborue, E-qr. Clerk of tbe
Court (b), who qualified according to law.
B'.-ujamiti B. J3oote (e), Esqr. produced a
deputation from Thomas McGuire, Esqr.
j his Majesty's Attorney General for the
f rovnice ot aorth Uaroiiua, appointing
him the said B. B. Boole, Deputy Attorn
ney for the Crown for the District of
tumble about their ears. If they permit Salisbury, who qualified by taking the
vermin and tilth to accumulate ou the rv.il. .-o-,.,iil..d U l,w f,,- th n,i;A...
premises, it will breed malaria aud make
the buildings uninhabitable.
1 here are. some very strange things
pertaining to the bouse in which we all
live. One of these is, that we cany it
about with us wherever we go, and this
by a process ot locomotion which although
very hard to learn, when once acquired,
is conducted without any act of consci
ousness, l tie operation or waiainsr is a .
very rigid piece of science. No mechan
ical skill could ever produce a walking
automaton that is, one that moved in
accordance with the laws of our locomo
tion. In fac, it would be impossible to
make it figure that would stand upon its
feet as we do, for to do this without sup
port requires a constant play of the most
delicate counterbalancing forces, the use
of which is attained only by a long and
somewhat painful experience the chMd
learning to stand and walk mainly by
tumbling down. And yet we do these
things without auy conscious action of
the mind, after we have once found out
how to do them.
You may travel for miles, absorbed in
reverie, or with your intent upon the
surrounding scenery, and all the while
you are preforming a eorstant series of
the most, complicated mechanical move
ments, which it would require the closest
attention to conduct, it you were not ac
customed to them; the whole thing being
under; the direction of a set of uerves
having their seat in tho epinef far away
from tihe center of conscious celebration,
at the same time, if you meet with any
obstruct ion, if there is a rut to be avoided
or a gutter to be crossed, you adapt your
step to the emergency which would
seem to require some ex rcises of judge
ment. It is worth noticing that those automat
ic movements, which it requires tbe great
eat effort to learn when ones acquired,
may be tbe hardest to resist. I onee
observed a row of girls, standing behind a
machine nted in Um manufacture of silk
thread, ho, at eTrtaio stated intervals,
preformed a most complicated dperaticB
tion of public officers aud au Oath of office
and subscribing the Test.
The Sheriffs of the several Counties
within tbe District of SalisLury being
called, and required to make return of the
several Venires, aud tbe other process
from the said Counties and returnable
here this day, Thomas Harris, high
Sheriff of the Couuty of Mecklenbuig
tailed to appear aud make return of tbe
process to him directed. Therefore or
dered by the Court, that the said Thomas
Harris be fiued 50 for bis not attending
and that be be cited to show cause &c,
next Court. The Sheriff of Mecklenburg
returns the Venire.
1 hursday J une 1st, 1775. Be it re
membered that this day the following
Venire was returned by the Sheriffs of the
several Counties :
Rowan (1) Moses Winaley, (d) (2) Will
Davideou, (f) (3) Saml. Harris, (4) Geo
Heury Berger, (5) Griffith Rutherford,
(g) (6) Will Alexauder (7) John Dicky (8)
Geo. Davison, (9) Saml. Reed, (10) John
Sloan, (11) Saml. Young (b) (12) James
McCay, (1) (i) Ausou. John Coleson
aud 6 others. Tryon, Will Moore and
7 others. Surry Saml. Freeman and 6oth
era. Guilford Ralph Gorrell an others
Meckleuburg. Hezekiah Alexander, (j)
(2) Robt. Harris (k) (3) Adam Alex
ander, (4) John McNitt Alexander, (5)
John McC ul loch (6) Charles Polk, (m
(7) Aaron Huateu.
Ordered by the Court, that Hezekiah
Alexander, Aaron Huston, Adam Alex
ander, John McNitt Alexander, and John
McCalloch be fined 3 nisi each for not
attending this Court as jurors agreea
ble to summon.
It tn.mnrrnm O ilVliirk.
w " . " e w
Friday, Jane 2ad, mo :
And the following Grand Jury were
empanelled and swora via :
Griffith Rutherford, Foreman, Moses
Winsley, Ralph Gorrell, Charles Polk,
James McCay, and 13 others.
Saturday, June 3d, 1775 :
Monday, June 5tb. 1775 : .
Tbe Jury wbo passed on the trial of
Oliver Wallace at June Coart of Oyer
1774. being called, ou examination de
clared, that they could not agree on a ver
diet, aud that ihey did not separate till
after that Court adjourned tiU the Decem
ber Court following. They are discharged
by this Court without flue. On motion,
that a new i i quest ehould puss ou Oliver
Wallace, for that the jnry fmr or that
trial at J une Court of Oyer 1774 separa
ted without giving a verdict Ruled by
the Court, that a new inquest be award
ed. Then the Attorney for the Crown
entered a noile prosequi as to the first in
dictment, and Oliver Wallace was eharged
on an indictmeut for murder found by the
Graud Jnry this terra.
Dom Rex ) Indictment for Feloney
vs, and murder, charged
Oliver Wallace ) aud pleads not Guilty.
The following jury were sworn and
empanelled viz : aud fined the prisoner
at the Bar Oliver Wallace gailty of the
Felony and murder in manner and form
as charged in the Indictment aud that be
tad no lands &c.
Tuesday, Juno 6fh 1775.
The Sheriff of Mecklenburg is excused
from the fine laid ou him ou Thursday of
At this term Stephen Herring was con
victed of Robbery, Joseph Pittoway of
Robbery, and Oliver Wallace of Murder
and all three sentenced to be banged on
Friday June 30, 1775.
The lawyers present were Benj B.
Boote, Dpt. A'toruey for th Crown,
John Dunn, (n) William Kennon, (o)-and
Waightstill Avery, (p) James Kerr, was
the Sheriff of Rowan at that time. It.
will be noticed that five of the signers of
the Mecklenburg Declaration of Indepeu
dance of May 20 h. just ten days before
b-id been sommoui ij (, ;oe vimrp, viz : -
Hezekiah Alexander, Adam Alexander,
John McNitt Alexander, William David
son, and Hubert 1 1 m i.- and that Wil
liam Davidson and Robert Harris only
appeared, the first then being fi nod for
mi!) attendance. V illiam Iv-onou, and
Waighlsiill Avery Attorneys at Law, who
also signed, the Declaration, were both
present aud practised before the Court.
"Then this Honorable t 'ourt adjourned
ill the first da ol December next.
This . as the last, term of this Court
ever neld, under Koyal rule Uounty
Courts were held in August aud Novem
ber 1775 and February 177fi.
VV e extract the followiug from tbe min
ute docket of that Court.
North Carolina ) . LfT,
n n . I Aognst Terra 1775 :
liowau County )
At an Inferior Court of Pieaa and
Quarters sessious begun and held at the'
Court House in the Town of Salisbury
in and for the County of Rowan on the
first Tuesday iu August iu tbe year of
cur Lord one thousand seven hundred aud
seventy-five, before Alexander, Osborne,
Esq. and his companions, justices assign
ed to keep the peace &c. Lj said County.
Present Daniel Litllo L.q., silence being
commanded, his Majesty's commission of
the peace was publicly read and the
following persous, viz : John Oliphant,
Will T. .oles, and William McBride,
Esqs. named iu eaid commission took the
Oaths prescribed by law for tbe qualifica
tion of public officers and an Oath of
officers and repeated and subscribed the
lest and then proceeded to business.
Waightstill Avery, Esq is appointed
Attorney ior me urown, in tne absence
of John Dunn, Esq. Dist. Attorney."
A good deal ot busiuess was transacted
at this Term.
North Carolina I v.
Rowan County. ( OT' Ae,m l" '
At an Inferior Court of Pleas aud
Quarter sessious begun and held in aud
tor the Couuty of Rowan at the Court
House iu Salisbury ou tlie 7th day of
November iu the year of our Lord one
thousand seveu huadred and sevent five
and iu the XVI year of the reign of King
George the third.
Tuesday Nov. 7;h 1775 : Present,
Wm. Temple Coles, Will McBride, and
Walter Liudsey, Eoqrs.
Weduesday 8 h : Waightstill Avery,
Esqr., is appointed Attorney for the
Crown Pi hoc tern.
Saturday 9th : - Ordered by the Conrt
that James Kerr, E-qr., pay into the
hands of Adlai Osboue, twenty pouutis
for the as'- of purchasing standards and
ice, for tbe County, and that his receipt
for said sum shall be allowed In settlement
with this Court.'
"North Carolina i Feb Term m6 .
Rowan County. )
At an Inferior Court of Pleas and
Quarter sessions beguu and held for the
Couuty of Rowaa in Salisbury on the
sixth day of February in the year of our
Lord 1776 aud iu the XVII sic) year of
Reign ot George tbe tbiid, King of Great
Britain &c. Before the Justices of said
County commissioned to bold Courts Sec ,
Present. Walter Liudsey, Esqr.
Tbe Court adjourns till to-morrow 10
Wednesday Feb. 7th The Court met,
according to adjournment. Adjourued till
to-morrow 10 o clock.
according to adjournment.
And adjourned Wl Court iQ course vm
first Tuesday in May 1776."
Very little business was transacted at
This was the last Court h- hi in Rnn
County during the Reign of George III.
On the very same leaf but u the next
page (over) appear these words written in
"Amcrcan Independence Feb. 1777."
(a) Ihe lest it. of loyality to the King,
This Test was repeated and subscribed by
officers of the Crown ha R i wan County
fiom tbe period of iu organisation In
(b) Grandfather of tbe Hon. James
W. Osborne (c) Arrested for bis loyalty
July SI, 1775, by Wm Kennon, Wright-
still Avery and others.- (d) A deputy from
Rowan to the Provincial Congress at
Newborn. Aug. 25, 1774 and again iu
4-ApcU K75. v0 A signer ot the Mecklen
burg Declaration dec, a distinguish gener
al of the Revolution. () A brigadier-
general in the Revolutionary and very
distinguished see Wheeler's History.
(b) A delegate io the Congress at New-
bern Aug. 25, 1774 aud again April 1775
(i) Broiher of Judge McCay (j) Hex.
Alexander. Adam Alexander, aud Johu
McNitt Alexander, signers of the Meek
euburg Declaration. (k) A signer of the
Mecklenbui g Declaration and was in atten
dance. (ui) A binther of Col. Thomas
Polk, who called the Convention which
met iu Chailotte on 19 h and 20lh of
May, 1775. He was ealled Devil Charles
Polk, and was iu attendance on the Court,
(n) A deputy Attorney of the Crown and
man ot high eharacier. Arrested ior
hhi loyalty ly Wm. Konnon aud other
July 31, 1775. Imprisorn-d in Charles
ton, S. C. in company wil. Benj. B. Boote
for more than a year. His appeal for a
trial denied bo h by the Rxwan Commit
tee of saf'-tv aud by the Provincial Con
gress at Hi Isboro. Some of the most re
spectable families in Rowan Couuty are
(o) Wiiliam Kennon, of the Town of
isbury, was a member of the legal
m mm a m.
profession, witb a laig practice. He was
distinguished for his devotion to liberty.
As early as August 1774 he was the
chairman of the omoiiiti-e of safety for
Rowan County. Ou the S !i of that month
he presided over the Committee, when the
following resoln'ions were adopted.
"Resolved. That to impose a doty on
tea by tlie British Parliament, in which tbe
American Colonies can have no represen
tation to be paid upon importation by
th ' inhabitants f id Colonies, is an
act of iower without right. It is
subversive of the liberties of the said
colonies, d'-prives them of their property
without their consent aud thereby reduces
thexa to satc of alivciy.
Resolved, That tfie cause of the Town
of Boston is tbe common canse of the
American Colonies." He was oce of the
delegates from 1C wan to tbe Congress at
Newbern Aug. 25, 1774. He was a mem
ber of the same to which met at New
hern in April 1775 He was a member of
the Convention, which met in Charlotte
ou May 19th and 20th 1775 aud declaied
their ludependene of the British Crown.
He was still the Chan man of Rowan
County's Committee cf rsfoty. Wm.
Davidson a member of the same Commit
tee and John Davidson, both citizens of
Rowau County weiealso members of that
Convention. All three signed the De
claration, according to the current tradU
Mr. K-n on took a very prominent
part in the proceedings. He addressed
the Convention and people at large, and
wus appointed with Dr. Lph. Brevard and
Rev. Il zeaiah, James Balch on the Com
mittee to diafireaso'utiuns. It was he wbo
, baa ,w.t3N STOCK.
boe, ts have th. m si all
oareye and at our command. ,
We shall lose no stock by straying
ewsay or hf accidents, sorb as getting re
the mire, being rasa aver by ears, killed
These leaves, which are jointed at tbe top
of the tree at regular intervals, were eUv
ou or twelve feet lorie. and shaped very
much like the American agave, or century
plant. They are two feet tbroagb in
ineir tUKKest point, and three feet wide,
tapering to a sharp point that looks like
cows bora, very convex ea the outer
(bat now under) surface, and era the un
der f now nnnerl nrfe alivhtlv eone ivp
This concave surface was thickly set with ,br mm treea.
strong' thorny hooks kisua ehasa aaoa the i bu no ets-k by thin
teazle. These leaves, hanarius; liasa and ! IT aB7 should fall t1rk we should
lifeless, deadgreen in color, bad in appear- iT eVcfar vbetn, end thus per
enee, the strength of oak fibre. The apex f euluahia aniatmL
of the cone was a round, white concave ur Wt if e fed there witfe eooked
fig are, like a smaller plate set within a j J0" o1 or twic r'k)y, as weald be
larger one. This was not a lower, but , ,,ke17t would escape that great scourge,
a recent acle. and then exnded inm it a ! ebwera
clear, treacly liquid hooey, sweet and poa- ' Usirr atteatiem we shall five
sessed of violent intnxicatiug and soporific W,M -prwve inear
properties. From uudcroeath tbe rim ( ' L..
Llo speak otlbe undermost plate, a aarsas ( .J Tp'. or mutton, or
of long hairy, green tendrils, stretched , . " "nenm nave to take a pratcLg
oot in every direction toward Ihe borizm. hveVffnhe hunt for It
These were seven or eight feet long and M sJwaye be at hand at
tapered from four inches to a half inch io rP' or in. iking. No ea w will
diameter, yet they stretched out st.ffly as J eV oxae a gomi milker tuat it
iron rods. Above these (from between I regour intervals.
tlie upper and under cap) six white, al
most transparent pajp' reared themselves
toward the sky, twirling and twisting
with a marveinna incessant motion, yet
constantly reaching upward. Thin as
leed and trail as quills, apparently, were j
yet five or aix feet fall, and were o con
stantly aud vigorously in motion, with
such a subtle, siundus, silent throbbing
against the air, with their suggestion of
serpents flayed, yet dancing ou their taile.
My obrvatou ou thia occasion were
suddenly iuterrup;ed by tbe natives, who
had been shrh-kiug around tbe tree with
their nhrill voices, and chanting what
Ueudiick told me were pmpiiiatory
hymns to the great tree devil. With still
wildt-r shrirks aud chants they now sur
rounded one ul tne women, aud nrgd her
with the points of their j tvtdius, until
slowly and wi h despairing face ahe clim
bed up the stalk of the tree and stood au
the summit of the rone, tb plpi swim
ming ail about her. MTsik I Tsik !"
(drink! drink!) cried the msu. Stooping,
elie drank of the visJckl fluid in tlie cup.
rising instantly again witb wild trensy ta
ber lace and couvulstve cords in her limbs.
But she did not jump down as she seemed
to iutend to do. Ob, no ! Tbe autrocioas
cannibal tree, that had been so inert aud
dead, came to sudden life. Tbe slender,
delicate palpi, witb the fury of starved
serpents, quivered a moment over her
b-ad. then, as if bySustinct with demonU
a'ic intelligence, laltened upon her in
suddeu coil round and round ber neck and
arms, and while her; awful screams and
yet more awful laughter rose wildly to be
instantly strangled dowu again iu a gur
gling moan, aud tbe leodnll one after
another, like green feerpauts , with brutal
m-r.-v and internal rapidity, rote, pro
traded tbcum-lvoe and wrapped her in told
after told, ever lightening witu cruel swift.
u8 and savage tenacity ot anacondas
fas.rniug upon their prey. It was ibe
baibarity of tbe Laocoon without its beau-,
ty this strange horrible murder. Aud
uow the great leaves rose slowly and
stiffly, like the arms of a derrick, erected
themselves in tbe air, approached one an
other and closed about the dead and bams
pered viorim with the silent force of a
hydraulic press aud tbe ruthless purpose
of a thumb-screw. ' A moment more, and
while I could see tbe basis of these great
levers pressing more tightly towards each
other from their iuterstices, there trickled
down the stalk of die tree great streams
ot the vicid houey like fluid, mingled hor
ribly with the blood and oonna vtseera
of the victim. At sight of this tbe sava
ges gathered an mud me yelling madly,
By keeping oar stock up at home, we
hall have all tbe mauure for our worn out
If any aoimal should wis, wa shall he)
able, it we wiwh, to save tht bids fur lbs
tanner, and the carcass for
No quarrel between neighbors will oc
cur from the stock trespassing a poo doe
And tbe strongest reason of all, there
would be no ned of f-nce, save f nungh
to i-t. close tb stock, (and outride fences
if We ea u not tndnee oar iietghbrs to adopt
tho aaaae plan,) and that can be done very
Thus the lim' now spent ht 'building
and rat-riding f.-nrea will be saved for
other work ; the heavy cost of building
will be avoided, aod ranch valuable lime
sav. d for other p-irp-U fa pet tVctly
aeiaiuidiug Uuw much the f voces ef the)
Count i y do cist.
Ii i estimated from tbe most reliable
data that tbe original eon of all the tea
res iu the TJoile-d Stair a ia al least tl,
200 000.000 That will build a roil rood
nearly fi- lira amend tho earth, allow
ing 1 10,000 as the cost of each ni le there
The fenees of thie country cost twice
as much as all the stock is worth.
pursuaded Cant. Jack, as he passed through bounding forward, .crowded to the tree,
Salisbury on his way to tin continental j clasped it, and with cups, leaves, hands
Congress early iu June dm ing the session . aud tongues each .'one obtained enongh
of the Court to permit a public reading of
the resolutions. Go Mouday July 31,
1775, he caused the arrest ef John Dunn,
and Benj. B. Boote, Attorneys for the
Crown then living in Salisbury, and sent
them away under guard to 8. C. On
the next day a petition was piesented
of the liquid to send him mad aud frantic.
Dr. Jay in the S uth Australian Reg
Mrs. Abramam Lincoln Itoavb.
Chicago, May 19 In tbe County Court
to the Rowan Committee of safety by Dr. , tbe trial of tbo question of tho canity of
rsewman aud others, against the seeming . Mrs. Lincoln, widow ot Abraham Lincoln,
arbitrary conduct of Col. Kennoo and i u tdy. The proceedings were
others, in the case of Jnnn, and Boote , . ... . . n i . v
After a long debate the Commit.ee en-100 P"110 filcd bT L
dorsed Mr. Kennon's ac ion in tbe premis Lincoln, sotting fprih that Us mother,
es but their endorsement was aomplied j Mary L Lincoln, has property and effects
with a proviso, "that such conduct should
not be considered a precedent iu all case
of the like nature in the future.'' Mr.
Kennon represented County Rowan in tbe
Provincial Congress which met at HiUboro
Aug. 1, 1775, After that we lose sight of
bim altogether. It is a matter of regret
that so little of his history is known. See
Foots sketches and VVhet-ler's Hist. (p)
A signer of tbe Mt-ckleuburg Declara
tion tttended Court at Salisbury June
1st, 1775 - aided in the arrest of Jubn
Dunn, aud B. B B iot, Dept. Attorneys
of tbe Crown, July 31, 1775. Appointed
Altoriey for the Crown at August and
November Terms, 1775. of tbo County
.... I . f , T
Uourt, iu toe auMence ot .'ouii uuna ii
was the first Attorney General of the
State of North Carolina. See sketch of
him in Wheeler's History.
The Man-Eating Tree.
Horrible Produce oj Nature The Detil
Fish qf the Vegetable Kingdom.
If yoa can imagine a pineapple eight
feet high and thick iu proportion, rearing
upon its base and denuded of leaves, you
will have a good idea of the tree, which
however, was oot of tbe color of ananaua,
but a dark, dingy brown, and apparently
as hard as iron. From the apex of this
f ustieated eeue, at least two feet in aioftes
Then this hoaotftble Court adjourued
ter, eiu-bt hue leaves sheer ha the crossed.
Thursday Feb 8th f The Court met like doors winging back their hinges
exceodiig 875,000 ; that she is non com
pos mentis sod incapable of managing ber
estate, aud praying the issuance of au
order for a warrant and venire to teet the
question of ber sanity. The petition was
accompauied by the certificate of the
family physician (Dr. Iaham) toibe cftVct
that he had examined Mrs. Liu cola aud
was of tbe opinion that she was insane
and a fit subject fcr hospital treatment.
Several witnesses testified to eccoatricU
ties in the conduct ef Mrs. Liucoln, which
commenced at the time of the aseaaei na
tion of President Lincoln, and which have
become more marked aa time progressed.
She imagines ahe hears voices ia tho wall ;
that aii a nee beings, beset her in the en
trice of ber hotel ; that she was victim of
poisoning ptote. Her cloeets ere full of
uiiopeued packages of goods which the
bad ordered to be sent to bar room. Af
ter abort arrangemeuts thai case wee gitea
to the jury, wbo brought iu e virdict in
accordance with the facts elicited. Mrs
Lincoln will be removed to tbe hospital
at Bate via, Illinois. Her relatives and
friends have delayed this step as loog as
was considered prudent, hut finally agreed
that nothing else would suffice. At the
anr .uric men t of the Verdict, Bo ber t
Lincoln took tbe hand of bis mother affec
tionately, when ah exelatracd with a re
proachfu! tone: 0b ! Robert, to think
that my son would erer have done thff ."
r K it tf.r. fmmr iiutfl.ln in rvtnrt
roSwv a ?"HafflBrar wfqsTjo.-T
Children and Dogs.
"Dogs are healthy for children," saya
the old wiaee, aud uot without fWaodation
in fact. The iuflaeuce of the livaiy aad
affectionate play males of childhood is very
happy j so much that we bajre aomcuors
tbongbt i flat a boy who has never bad a
pet dog has been cheated oot of half the
ei.joymf lit and no small part of tbe moral
culture ut tataucy. Bat dogs have had
Micks, aud nuleas pioperiy trained, are
apt to be anything but "healthy " for chil
dren. They express th- ir afft-ctiou ia a
very bad way. We know that It is a
common opinion that there is something
woudertully wholesome about a dog s
tongue, and that his natural habit of lick
ing tbe objects ot bia affection is rather to
be encouraged tban repreesrd. Neverthe
less one of tbe first reqaireesruts in a deg
for a childs pet is thai ho he trained to
emulate prudent humanity and restrain
his tongue. It ie not "healthy,- whatever
the old wives may eay. Thie setting
aside tbe question of of rabies altogether
A much more common affection of dogs is
a tape worm, tor whoso development both
men and dogs have to contribute. Its
immature eyslieeecai stage is spout ia
human body, often cawing great mischief,
then it migrates to the dog, rt an plat as its
development, aud makes proviasioo for a
new crop to iufest humanity, forming cysts
or hollow tmnors in various parts of the
body. The fall grow a worm ie tbe small
oat tatuia known, only a boat one-quarter
of an inch in length. The embryo ia
often as small ae one.twobundredlh ef as
inch : yet according to Cobbold, death
baa beau canard by a single individual
lodged in the brain. At a late eseotiag of
tho Anstrailian Microscopical Society,
Mr. Sidney Gibbons esLibttcd specimens
recently taken from a human sul.j-ct, and
said there could be no doubt that they
were trequently impl toted iu children as
a coua-quence of allowing doge to Rett
their bauds ai d fa cue. It ia a nasty
practice at best, and a pel dog's first lea
sou ahould be to Jtrp his tongue to bim
sen. zexnure A
A Littlo Qii r s Terrible Feieu
A latter ia the Coosa lea (Texas) index
aays : About four week eiuea, a Utile
girl two years' obi, daughter at Mrs H.
J Robinson, tiring on Peocb crook, Gon
xilee eoonty, was bfrtea by a Mule peg
dog. Tbe CHcaaiataooe created ao USV
eaaiuess ai the lisae, fiats the fact thai
there was not the slightest oapiooo at
the tiase of hydrophobia, and it was sop
posed tbe dog was only in a little act as
loosed ill heuiar. Shortly afterward the
dug b-gao to have eawasns, and finally
left hae aud died in the neighborhood.
About twenty days after the child was
bitleo she bt came very feveriab and fret
fat, and Anally became convulsed with
spasms. After lore days of asos
ciaiioc soft' nua with tho aaaet
malady byorrphobia-the Jutio auf
was released fron pain by the hand ef
death, lo bar paroxysma a bo bit her
motb-r several treses wUHe earning. The
m uaer aoa oaaxa isriaa ta Dr. Bvauo, af
Utooia, who ia ia posaaaaico of blood
lone, which was applied to brc wounds.
The stone adhered teoaeiously the Brat
time, and bat sKgfnly the last. It la to
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