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BY OSCAB OglOM. y(
Wben first I saw her, as she stood
At breakfast, leaning on her chaw ;
I thought a chronic haughty moodr
Betrayed itself in envy air.
Oh ! now mistaken
hfide, too, was there, my fancy said,
Ufhng independence, too ;
8arcwtic impulse ever f d,
And likewise ever brought to view
'Twas all attected.
Fad by the cold and callous heart,
Tfcat frosen lay within her breast,
With which affection bore no part,
Although 'tis nature's first behest.
I found out better.
Malevolence and suspicion guard,
A captives her more generous trails ;
And envious scorn her nature marred,
A6d all restraint her temper hates.
1 ask her pardon.
My judgement, ever quick to give
A verdiei at a moments glance,
Saw all these failings past retrieve,
Fen though the glance was passed askance.
'Twas once too hasty,
the garden; bat neither could the golden
glow of the orange tree nor the perfume
of the roses, nor the delicate fragrance ot
the clustering henna and jesamine, delight
her, so she wearied for the hour of noon,
hafffng privately sent to Demetrius, in
viting him to meet her by the fountain of
the pillars at that time. t&
Poor Demetrius had for some time
observed a settled sorrow in the conduct
and countenance of his beautiful Isabelle;
he felt that some melancholy revelation
was to be made to him; and all eagerness,
he came at the appointed hour. He
passed along the winding walks, unheed
ing the tulips streaked like the ruddy
clouds- the flower betrothed to the night
ingale the geranium blazing in scarlet
beauty till, ou approaching the place of
promise, he caught a glimpse of the maid
be loved and, lo! she sat there in the
sunlight, absorbed in thought; a book was
on her knee add at her feet lay the harp,
whose chords had been tor his ear so often
modulated to harmony.
He laid his hand gently on her shoul
der, as he seated himself beside her on
the steps, and seeing her sorrowful face,
he comforted her, and bade her be of
good cheer, saying that Heaven would
soon smile on their fortunes, and that
their pseseut trials Would but endear them
the more to each other in the days of
after years. At length, with tears and
sobs she told him of what she had learned;
and while they wept ou each other's bos
snms, they vowed over the Bible which
Isabelle beld in her hands, to be faithful
to each other to their dying days.
Meantime the miser was making pre
parations for the marriage ceremony, and
the father of Isabelle had portioned ont
his daughter's dowry ; when the lovers,
finding themselves driven to extemity;
took the resolution ot escaping from the
Now it so happened, in accordance
with the proverb, which saith that evils
never come singly, that, at this very time,
the city of Daiuascus was closely invest
ed by a mighty army commanded by a
Caliph Ahubeker Alwokidi, and in leav
ing the wall, the lovers were in imminent
The rolling weeks began to mend
Tht poor opinion I had formed ;
My prejudice began to bend,
I My partial nature to be warmed.
1 cold not help it.
At time wears on, a crimson flag
Unfurls To me, how well 'tis known !
Will she a willing captive drag,
And let the. Boy claim me his own ?
That fl ig was cupid's.
Yet "Love is blind," capricious too;
It reason's dictates dares defy.
In my distress, what must I do ?
Os what depend ? on whom rtly ?
On none Surrender.
What I must dislike be turned to love ?
Can I not break this secret charm ?
Alas 1 my effort did but prove
The weakness of the lover's arm.
1 was mis(s)taken.
Bat, ah I the sequel none may know ;
ThU much slone, I've leave to tell
1 know 'tis true she told me so.
Loving, "love vtsey, but not too rceU"
All lovers, obey
The Maid of Damascus.
hazard of falling into their cruel hands;
yet having no other resource left, they
resolved to put their perilous adventure
to the risk.
'Twas the Mussulman hour of prayer
Maggrib; the sun bad just disappeared,
and the purple haze of twilight bills,
darkening all the cedar forests, when the
porter of the gate Keisan, having been
bribed with a bribe, its folding leaves
slowly opeued, and forth issued a horse
man closely wrapped up in a mant?;and
behind hi in, at a little space, followed
another similarly clad. Alas ! for the
nniucky fugitives, it so chanced that
Derar, the captain of the night guard,
was at that moment making his rounds.
and observing what was going on, he
detached a party to throw themselves
between the strangers and the town.
The first rider, however, discovered their
intentions, and called back to his follower
to return. Isabelle for it was she in
stantly regained the gate which had Hot
closed, but Demetrius fell into the bauds
of the enemy.
As wont in those bloody wars, the
poor prisoner was immediately carried by
an escort to the presence of the caliph,
who put the alternative in his power, of
either, on the instant, renouncing
his religion, or submitting to the
aze of the beadsman. Demetrus told
bis tale with a noble simplicity; and his
In the reign of the Greek Emperor
Heraclius. when the beautiful city of
Dsmascus was at the heirht of its SDlen- youth, his open countenance and stalely
dor and Htaani6en there rlwdt therein bearing bo far gained on the heart of
young soble, named Demetrius, whose Abubeker, that on bis refusal to embrace
decay edfbrtunes did not corresoond with Mahometanism he begged of him serious-
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the generol prosperity of the times. He y t0 consider tits situation, ana oraerea a
wts a youth of ardant disposition, and delay of the sentence, which he must
ery handsome in person; pride kept him otherwise pronounce, nntil the morrow.
trom bettering bis estate by the profession uean-oroaen ana miseraoie iemeirms
(merchandise, yet more keenly did he ae loaded with chains, and carried to a
feel the obscurity to which adverse fate gloomy place of confinement, In the
kad reduced him, in that, in his lot solitude of the night he cursed the hour
n involved the fate of one dearer than f ui birth bewailed his miserable sit
himself. uatioD and feeling that all bis schemes
It o happened that in that quarter of of happiness were thwarted, almost re
to city which faces the row of palm trees, Heed that he had only a few hours to
Uhin the gate Kesian, dwelt a very Hve.
ealthy old merchant, who had a very The heavy hours lagged on towards
beautiful daughter. Demetrius had by daybreak, and quite exhausted by the
tbance seen her am limn hpfnro nrnl lie intense agony of his feelings, he sank
second was expired. Demetrius rawed
thjurd; and qn the fourth morning, misera
wr man, he adjured the faith of bis fathers
ana uecame a tnusuiman.
Abubeker loved the Youth, assirned
htm a post of dignity, and all the mighty
post honored him wbom the caliph de
lighted to honor. He was clad in rich
attire and magnificently attended, and to
all eyes Demetrius seemed a person wor
thy of envy; yet In the calm of thought,
his conscience upbraided him and be was
far -less happy than he seemed to be.
Ere yet the glow of novelty had entire
ly ceased to bewilder the understanding
of the renegade, preparations were made
fdr he assault; and after a fierce but
ineffectual resistance, under their gallant
leaders, Thomas and Herbris, the Damas
cenes were obliged to submit to their
imperious conqueror, en condition of being
allowed, within, three days, to leave ib
When the gates were opened, Demetri
us, with a heart overflowing with love and
delight, waa among the first to enter. He
enquired of every one he met of Isabelle ;
but all turned from him with disgust. At
length he found her out, but what was
his grief and surprise in a nunnery I
Firm to the troth she had so solemnly
plighted, site had rejected the proposition
of her mercenary parent, and, having no
idea but that her lover had shared the
fate of all christian captives, she had shut
herself from the world, and vowed to live
the life of a vestal.
The surprise, the anguish, the horror
of Isabelle, when she beheld Demetrius
in his Moslem hablimeuts cannot be. de
scribed. Her first impulse, ou finding
him yet alive, was to have fallen iuto his
arms; but, instantly collecting herself, she
shrank back trom him with loathing, as
mean and paltry dastard.
"No. no," she cried, "you are no longer
the man I Kved; our vows of fidelity were
pieageu over uie xtioie; mat dook you
have renounced as a table, and he who
has proved himself false to Heaveu can
never be true to me !"
Demetrius was conscience struck; too
late he felt his crime and foresaw its con
s queiices. The very object for whom
Mi bad dared to make the tremendous
sacrifice-had deserted him, and his owu
sonl told him with so much justice; s"
without uttering a syllable, he turned
away, heart broken, trom the holy and
beautiful being whose affections he had
When the patriots left Damascus,
Isabelle accompanied them. Retiring to
Autioch she liyed with the sisterhood for
many years; and, as her time was passed
between acts of charity and devotion, her
bier was watered with many a tar, and
the hands of tbo grateful duly strewed
her grave with flowers. To Demetriu
was destined a briefer career. All con
scions of his miserable degradation, loath
lug himself and life and mankind, be rush
ed back from the city into the Mahometau
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camp; ami entering witu a hurried step
the tent of the caliph, he tore the turban
from his brow, and cried aloud
"Oh, Abubekert behold a God forsaken
wretch! Think not it was the fear of death
that led me to abjure my religion the
religion of my fathers the only true
faith, ho, it was the idol of love that
stood between my heart and Heaven,
darkening the latter with its shadow; and
had I remained as true to God a I did
to the maiden of my love I had not needed
So saying, and ere the hand of Abube
ker could arrest bim, he drew a poinard
Irom bis embroidered vest, and the heart
blood of the renegade spouted on the
royal robes of the successor of Mahomet.
happiest of man's life. William reminded
him there is greater happiness than that,
even on earth, if men but give their hearts
to Christ. I know John did not alter his
opinion, but he went away thinking ot his
courting time as a joy too great to be exceeded.'
'Dear fellow!' cried Madge, smiling
through her tears; 'I do believe that he
was happy then. I remember 1 used to
listen for his steps as I sat with my dear
mother by the fire, longing tor the hap
piness ot seeing him.
'J nst so said Janet; 'do you newer feel
like that now V
iWoll, no, not exactly.'
'And w by net V
'Oh, I don't know said Madge; 'mar
ried people give up that sort pf thing.'
'.Love you mean T asked 'anet.
'No, but what people call sentimental, '
said Mrs. Harley.
'Is longing to see your husband senti
ment aU' replied Jsnet.
' But some people are ridiculously
foolish before others reasoned Madge.
'That proves they want sense. I am
not likely to approve of that, as William
Would soon tell you; all I want is that
wives Bhould let their husbands know
that they are still loved.'
'But meu are so wain,' said Madge,
'that it is dangerous to show them much
'Oh, Madge, what are you saying t
Have yon, then, married with the notion
that it is not good for John to believe
that you love him V
Nc, but it is not wise to show that yon
care too much for litem.'
'Say I and him; do not talk of hus
bands in general, but ot yours in particu
lar.' 'He thinks quite enough of himself al
ready, I assure you.'
'Aly dear Madge, said Janet, smiling,
"would it do you any harm to receive
a little more attention from your hus-
'Of course not. I wish he'd try, and
Mrs. Hailey lauehed at the idea.
'Then, you don't think enough of your
blood of Jesus Christ for strength ss
fulfill every duty in the future for
the all-powerful influence of the Spir
it, for blessings ou her husband ewer
She prayed and not In wain.
Mr. Editor .- My attention was recently
called to the fact, that some years since, the
Legislature of North Carolina granted a char
ter for a Rail-road from Salisbury to Mock v
ville, end thence North-west of the Sorry line
to some point not now remembered. In regard
to this, I speak on the authority of an other, as
the act of the Legislature, granting the Charter,
had about escaped my memory. I suppose
that charter has never been revoked, sad there
for yet In force, unless it has been annulled by
It is difficult for one at all acquainted with
the wants and resources of Western North
Carolina, to account, at this time, far the pro
posed North-western direction from Mocks
ville. This portion of the State now neeis a Rail
road, more, if possible, than when that charter
was granted, bnt the public interest would, I
think, be much better subserved, by a some
what different rente.
That charter should, I think, be so changed
as to authorize the construction of a Rail -road
from Salisbury, via Mocksville, Huntrville, and
other points along the valley of the Yadkin
and its tributaries, to Mt. Airy, the distance
would be, perhaps, sixty-five or seventy miles.
It is estimated by those best acquainted with
the resources of the part of country along which
the route would lie, that Yadkin aid Surry
alone could furnish in iron, lime, grain,. pork,
bacon, fruit, and other products, freight to the
amount of one hundred tons per day. Be this as
it may, it is evident to every one acquainted
with the agricultural and mineral resources of
these counties, that the freight which they
would furnish to the only road passing
through them, and consequently offering the
only sufficient means of transportation, would
be very considerable, while at the sane time,
the convenience of the traveling public would be
self already ! And nothing would make ' Ter7 nanc" promoted, since such s road would
you vain, I suppose V I furnish facilities for traveling, the want of
Maage eolored, and all the more when , which the people of all classes in this part of
he perceived that William Matson had the State have long felt and deplored.
come in qnietly and was now standing
behind Jaiet s chair. This, of course put ; the route would lie, is, unouetionnblv. one of
SHERMAN CONFE68E8 HIMSELF
A LI AU.
"Many of the people thought that tbk
fire was deliberately planned and execu
ted. This is not true. It was accidental,
and In my lodgement began with the cot
ton which General Hampton's men had
set fire to ou leaving the city (whether by
his order or not is not material ), which ire
wea partially subdued early iu the day by
our men ; but when uight came, the high
wiod fanned it again into full blase, ear
ried it against the frame bouses, which
caught like tinder, and soon spread be
yond control. In my o social re
port of this cenflagrattan 1 distinctly
charged it to General Wade Ham plon,
and confess I did so pointedly to shake
the faith of bis people in bim, for be was
ill ay opinion a href fart and prefeeeed
to be the special champion of South
Carolina. Sherman s Mtmotrs.
The above Is the most damnable and
da taming confession every made by any
man wearing the uniform of a soOder,
and if Sherman be not craxy, with
which our charity would willingly
mantle his sins, 1 be is certainly infamous.
After admitting that be pointedly told a
lie for the purpose of ruining the reputa
tion of an officer and gentleman we think
viliiany can go no further. Sherman
never had an enemy who could have writ
ten a book giving bim a worse character
than he has voluntarily and boasiingly
given himself, and he revels iu the glory
of his own shame. Rich mood Enquirer.
a so struck by her loveliness that, af
tsr piuihg fur some months in secret, he
ventured upon a disclosure, and to his
delighted nm-prise foupd that Isabelle
had long eileutly nursed a deep and al
nmt hopeless passion for bim also; so,
hfing now sjtware that their love waa
'tual, they were as hsppy as the bird
toil all day long, sings in the sunshine
from the summit of the eypress trees.
True is the adage of the poet, that the
worse of true love never runs smooth;
jod iD the father of the maiden they
'ootid that a stumbling block lay in the
wy of their happiness; for he was of an
Hrieious 'disposition, and they knew
t he valued gold more than nobility of
"ooa. 1 heir fears grew more and more,
Isabelle, in her private conversation,
Meavorcd fo sound her lather on this
P"'t; and although the suspicions of
,l.io"r "'ways more apparent than
in this they wtre not mistaken; for
woot consulting bis child-and as if
hfd been in his hand he
77 ber iq. marriage to a rich old
ce. ae rtch and nearly as old
"., w- w:f , v 7"f
Ibelrnew not what to do; for,
informed by htrftther of the
down upon the ground iu a profound
sleep, from which a baud, with cresceuted
turbans and crooked sword blades, awoke
him. Still persisting to reject the pro
phet's faith, he Was led fourth to die; but
in passing through the camp, the eouba
chis of the" caliph stopped the baud, as he
had been commanded, and Demetrius was
nshered iuto the tent, where Abubeker,
not yet arisen, lay stretched upon a sofa.
For awhile the captive remained reso
lute, preferring death to the disgrace of
turning a renegade; but the wily caliph,
who had lak n a deep and sudden inter
est in the fortunes of the youth, knew
well the spring by the touch of which bis
heart was most likely to be affected. He
pointed out to Demetrius prospects of
preferment and grand uer, while he assured
him that, in a few days Damascus must
to a certainty surrender, in which case
his mistress must fall into the power of
the fierce soldiers, and be left to a fate
full of dishonor, and worse than death
itself, if he assumed the turban, he pledg
ed his royal word that especial care should
be taken that no harm should alight ou
her be loved.
Demetrius paused, and Abubeker saw
tluu the heart of his captive was touched.
He drew pictures of power and affluer.ee
and domestic love that dazzled me imagi
nation of his hearers; and while the pna-
Itnnai.ll. . J r 1 J : : I . ilw..,l, f KTj TaaKol lu inctPftd nf
BHvncw uuk vJ iijiu iu wiiis iu I uuer luuugiit ift mo j -
Muioer n. Hmirl ta altar. fn.m ki. ni I pciori iniT t hr imninn nrnnosal. as at urst
w - . --j o -. r r . , .
THE EARTHQUAKE IN NEW
Further Details of Ike Calamity Towns
and Cities Destroyed.
Details of the terrible e arthquake which
recently visited the Valley of Cacuta,
New Grenada, seem to confirm the report
published ou Saturday morning. The
Royal mail steamship Belize, which arriw
ed Aspinwall on the 4th instant, from
Sariuille, brings the feilowinr from an
extra of the Baranquiila Shipping List of
Alay 29 :
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j.ue steam isanai, wuien arrived yes
tcruay, irom tue interior, neared our city
with ber flag at half-mast, indicating that
she was tbe bearer ot unwelcome news.
' a . I . msi
an euti to tne conversation. Aiadire re
tired to her own home to thiuk of Janet's
words, and to confess secretly that they
Hours passed before John Harley re
turned home. He was a man of good
abilities, and well to do in the world; aod
having married Madge because he truly
oved her, ho had expected to have a hap
py homc But, partly because be was
leservrd and sensitive, and partly because
1 1 i t - r 1 tn m i It i Y ! vi as a sea ( riutr It a1
4 u ' in i iv tii ui din f iii j as cava i - .
(rrnun Vnrv nrtlii tnwurH oanh Athnr a
cold that John begau to think the ale-
house a more comfortable place than his
That night the rain' fell in torrents, the
winds howled, and it was not until the
midnight hour had arrived that Harley
left the public house and hastened toward
bis cottage; he was wet throngh when
he at length crossed the threshold; he was
atw ft' ml- Mi pro Wtrr Vmri.-iiisi ti i n -nt n r-o
The valley of the Yadkin river, along which iu nooe bad for m moa)enl
pictured the colossal tuaru'tude of the
awful calamity which had taken place
The information which has reached us on
the subject is contained in a letter dated
in Salszar, seven leagues from Cucuu,
the 10th of tbe present month ; from
which we extract and translate the folio
iog: "At 11:10 A. M. Of yesterday, the
L8:h, a severe earthquake visited this city
ai.d reekn. In this city alarre part of
the churches fell. Several bouses were
destroyed and some persons killed.
The city of Cueuta is entirely destroyed.
finest grain-growing regions in the Bute
The lands are of great and almost inexhansta
ble fertility, yielding abundant crops of all
kinds of grain usually cultivated in this coun
try, while tbe Kills and table lands of these
counties not only yield grain in such abundance
as to amply reward the labor of the farmer, but
are well adapted to the finest grades of tobacco.
The large prices received during the last few
years for tobacco grown in these counties show
that this one article of commerce is destined to
H u :n lit at in 5 and Outrageous.
It has already been stated io t
columns that on Saturday last, two o
acting under the precept, (or wbatevpc
name tbe authority may be called, fry wm
know of cosucb writ or prT - i ihp
laiO ot our colored Solon. I) ' M
went to the common )nil ) ras
and Jacksoo were oni inad fir (U- unwk c
cide of Char lee Jackson, colored, ess
possession el their pevsoM, carried tfcsjSA-'
to where the dead body had been laid out
snd compelled ibeta to loach it with their
bands, under the superstitious belief pre toe
valent asaoag the ignorant blacks, the IT imJ
they were the sauidoreis, blond mouM ffjav t
fmm tbe dead body wboa it was touches! -t rairt
This is m revivor of a relict of Afrieasj wi
barbarism which we thought had bee
extinguished ages ago and could only bo J
found amour: its nstive iuncle ou the
bead waters of the NJle.
Tub man Moore and those otSeers who
acted undr Ir.s commit. d have committed
grave offense against the persons of
these prisoners, be they guilty or inoooewt
of the crimes a herewith i bey are charred ;
and we confidently expect tbe action of a
court which is competent to punish aU
such sets nf lawlessness.
That any community of American citi-
sens can still be cursed with the existence
of such, so called, courts of iostica, fct
indeed humiliating and outrageous ;
to the good people of the Cape Fesr
tion we esn truthfully saw that
heathen have come into tbiue iuberitaece.''
Fruits of nil kinds, adapted to a temporate
climate, grow in abundance. Among other
fine fruita, it has been proved by many experi
ments that this region of country is admirably
adapted to the culture of the grape. But it ia,
impossible to tell in one letter all about this
beautiful and productive region. A gentleman
who had traveled over thirteen States in search
of an "Eldorado," and who at length returned
gruffly muttered, 'used to that;' but he to the home of his youth, told me, that, in all
was not 'used to the tone and look with his wanderings in eoodlv lauds, be had seen
which his wife drew near to wel'omebim, none equal to those parts of Yadkin and Surry,
or to find dry clothes by a crackling fire, which border on the Yadkin river.
and slippere on the hearth; nor to hear no j Iron and lime are in great abundance, and
reproach for the late hours and dirty foot ' of superior quality.
marks, ae ne tat in tns arm-chair. Borne t q0a Bjlve, iea(i Am co.i lie hidden awav
P nd destined for h
V'?ud P"' "a bowed
L C0U,I fe8t Iike 1
er, her heart forsook
to the dual.
tii. ... .
ce ot na
to k.- .
r coucn s
t". under the
and instead of retiring 1 he bad done, with disdain and horror, his
andercd about weep-, 1 goul bent like iron to tbe breath ot tne
furnace flame, and he wavered and be
came irresolute. The keen eye of the
caliph saw the Workings of bis spirit
. - - mm a sW Ti a
ith in bim, and allowed inm yet another
' ' 7W
midnierlit stars, on tne
on the hsusetops, wailing . ower
in!? , ' fate a"d calling on death to come
tkecr from her sorrows.
4t moruing ebo wept forth alone iuto
.Courtship After Marriage.
"Now, this is what I call comfort,'
said Madge Harley, as she sat down by
her neighbor's fire one evening ; "here
yoa are at your sewing, with the kettle
steaming on the bob, and the tea thiugs
on the. table, expecting every minute to
bear your husband s step, and
kind face look in at the door.
my husband was but like
"He is like mine in many of his ways,
said Janet, with a smile, "and it you wil
allow me to speak plainly, he would be
still more like him, if you would take
more paius to make him comfortable."
"V hat do you meau f cried Nudge.
"Our house is as clean as yours ; I mend
my husband's clothes and cook his din
ners as carefully as any woman in the
parish, and yet be never stays at home
of an evening, while you sit here by
jour fire night after night, as happy as
"As happy as can be on earth," said
her friend, gravely ; "yes, and shall I tell
you the seecet of it, Madge T"
"I wish you would, said Madge, with
p deep sigh. "It's misery to live as I do
"Well, then," said Janet, -speaking
distinctly and slowly, "I let my husband
see that I love him still, and that I learn
every, day to love bim more. Love is the
chain that binds him to his home. The
world may call it folly, but the world is
not my law-giver."
'And do you really think,' exclaimed
Madge in surprise, "that husband's care
for that sort of thing ?"
"For lewe, do you mean V asked
'Ye?; they don't feel at all as we do,
Janet, and it don t take many years of
married life to make them think of a wife
as a sort of maid of-all- work."
. 'A, libel, Madge.' said Mrs. Matson,
laughing ; 'I won t allow you to . sit in
William's chair and talked.'
'No, because your huebaud is different,
and values his wife's love, while Johnr
caxes for me only as bis house-keeper.'
(I don't think that said Janet, although
I know that he said to my husband the
change had come to Madge, he was sure.
She wore a dress he had bought her years
ago, with a neat linen collar around her
neck, and had a cap trimmed with white
ribbon, on her head.
'You're smart, Madge,' he exclaimed,
at last, when he stared her for some time
day tp form hie retolatjbpi. Wbja thpJttWday that coortipg time was the
in the ruggid recesses of the hills, and await,
only the magic wand of enterprise and capilnl
to bring them forth to the light of day. But
enterprise is fearful, and capital is withheld,
and these vast resources are not developed, be
cause there are no such facilities for trans porl-
been here worth 1 would justify an sdequsts invest
ment oi capital.
Mt. Airy is, perhaps, forty-five or sixty miles
from tns Virginia and East Tennessee Bail
road. A connection between these might he made
with comparative ease, and Salisbury thus be
united by a line of salt-works and Plaster-banks
I think that the people along tbe route can
build this road, without help ; but I also think
that the counties, which would receive moat
benefit from tbe road, would assist them in
What think you Mr. Editor, what think the
iu silence 'Who has
dressing for to-night V
'No one, until you came,' eaid Madge,
"I ? Nonsense; you didn't dress for
me !" cried John.
"You won't believe it perhaps, but I
did. I have been talking with Mrs.
Matson this evening, aud she gave me
some very good advice. So now, John,
what would you like to have for your sup
Jehn, who was wont to steal to the
shelf at night and content himself with
anything be could find, thought Mad ire's
- ( . W"fc v v is a
offer too excellent to be refused, and very onsen oi tvowan, uavie, laaain, aoo oorry
soon a large bowl of chocolate was steam- ' this enterprise? No intelligent man can
ing on the table. Then his wife sat down, j deny that we are in great need of a Rail-road,
for a wonder, by bis side, and talked a i nd that we need it most throngh the country
little, and listened, and looked pleased.
when at last, as if be could not help it, he
f , ... . , . . .
oniy a iew famines oemg saved. I ne
Botica Alemana (German drug store) was
set on fire by a ball of fire which was
thrown out of tbe valeano. which con
stantly belches out lava. This volcano
has opened itself in front of Santiago iu a
ridge called 1 Alto de la Giracba. San
Cayetano was destroyed. Santiago, in a
In Gramalote there was great distrue-
tion. Arbtdeds, Curutilla and San
Cristobal arc nearly destroyed, principally
the four last. The population of theee
towns, estimated by persons well acquain
tea in mat region, are, more or less, aa
follows : San Cayetano, 4.000 ; Santiago,
2,000 ; Gramalote, 3,000 ; Arbolrda. 5.000
Cure ui ilia, 5,000 San Cristobal, 16,000.
The section of country above referred to
embraces the regions around about where
Calumbia and Venezuela join the Colum-
bian portion, embracing the State oi San
tender. It is ia some ae'spects the most
productive part of this republic, and tbe
coffee of this section: is famous all
the world over Jan Jose de Cucuu,
the city of the most importance of any iu
that section, was situated on the boundary
et Republic, latitude 7 degrees 30 north,
I ngitude 72 degrees 10 west, and was
founded by Jaun de Jaun de Marten iu
1343. It was a port of entry. , it" an in
land town can be called a port,) and here
Pas tbe established custom bouse. The
1 t -? . I . -. . I r a
population or me city at tne time ot tne.
disaster is estimated at about 18,000. It
bad a large commercial losiuess, snd was
the great depot for coffee and cocoa for
shipment either through the Veneruelsn
ports or down the Msgdplens to this city.
The shock was felt sharply lo Bogota and
adjoining sections. A gentleman who
Dear old Madge '.'
That was enough; her elbow somehow
found its way. then, to the arm of his
great chair, and she sat looking quietly
at the fire. After awhile, John spoke
'Madge, dear, do you remember tbe old
days when we used to sit side by side iu
your mother's kitchen V
'I was a voung man, then, Madge, and
as they told me, haudsome ; now I am
growing older, plainer, duller. Then
you you loved me ; do you love me
She looked up in bis face, and ber eyes
answered him. It was like going back
to the old days to feel bis arm around her
as ber head lay on His shoulder, and to
her once again tbe kind words meant for
her ears alone
L She never once asked if this would
make bim 'vaiu.' She knew , as if Ly in
stinct, that it was making bim a wiser,
more thoughtful, more earnest hearted
man. And when, after a happy silence,
be took down the big Bible and read a
chapter, as be had been wont to read to
ber mother in former times, she bowed ber
head and oraved. z s i
Yes, prayed for pardon throngh the
was at the time in Facati ve says that the
suggested. We must baveit, or remain poor in l movement lasted for three quarters of a
the midst or untold wealth, and sll this, be-1 minute. It wss also slightly felt iu Bar
cause, we have not the appliances for transfer- j rauquilla and other places.
ring our abundant and valuable promotions to
points where they would command remunera
tive prices. More anon.
New York Sun.
The no small honor of being the discover
er of a mothod of doing without rain, if nec
essary, is now being attributed. to M. Paraf.
He knew that the air was full of moist urs,
and he knew that chloride of calcium could
attract and condense It for cultural purposes.
He baa applied this chloride ou saad bills
snd rosd beds, op grass, and all sorts of soils
successfully, aud be has ascertained that it
may be applied iu such proportions ss wiU
produce the irrigation of land more cheaply
aod efficiently than by means of canals or
other methods of securing artificial Irrigation.
Oue f M. Paraf s applications will produce
aad retain abundaat moisture for three days,
when ths same amount of water introduced
by the present method will svaporate ia aa
bom : aad he believes thst his preparation
fertility and productiveness to
About I.vpias Cops, Corn, it - is
said grows wild in South America, iu na
tive country, each grain having a separate
busk. We still see manifestations of this
tendency in the ocessional formation of
grains en the tassels, the grains being more
or less enveloped in husks. In this plant.
the fertilizing or fructify htg dost falls
from tbe tassel upon tbe fresh, blooming
Silk, a single thread of which extends to
the root of each grain, aad if, from aay
s . a .a la a e
cause, soy or mere threads ia;i to reeerwa
any of the fructifying matter, the grain
arm . m si aa
noes not rorm. iut it tue pniieu ts re
ceived, tbe com becomes pi od active aud
uorn wun a sman eon wui mature in a
p shorter time than corn with a Urge cob,
hence such should be selected tor the
late plantings. Tbe base of the ear ripens
first, and by planting thai part aa earlier
maturing crop may be secured. lbs
earliest matured is also the heaviest.
It is important to get the crop suited
SS early io tbe spring as possible, for four
years out of fivedreutb ia July or August
Xr rw of I, planted
aod desert wasee. Many persons will be fl Take il one Te mother,
disposed to regard M. ParaTs plan as ton early crops are always the beat. Phth
good to be true, &ay$, in Rural Messenger
i.e. a . m flr i ' -' 1
Important Decision of the N. C.
supreme Court in regard to
Contracts of Married Women.
(Prom Charlotte Democrat. 1
We are iodfbted to oar friend, W. H.
Rxil-T. Eso.. for a eopy of a deeision of our
Soprrme Court at January Term. 1873
touching thr liability of married women iu
siguiog bonds. &c. T! case was Harris
against Jt-nkins. sirs. Harris, wim of J. 0.
L. ilsrris, Emi-. of Raleia'h. seatne one et?
the sorKies of Slit-riff I-e of Wake
snd judgment was oLuind arainst bef. OU
arrount of the defalcation of Lee. bv
decision of a Jury iu the Ssprrior Court, .is
which judgment was set aside by the Sups- f
rior Court Judge. Prom this dechnoa
Jenkins appalrd to the Supreme Court
wbt-re the actios of the Superior Court 1
Judgs was susUinrd. Tb opinion of the 9
Uourt wss delivered by Judgs Rodmaa aa
This is an actios iu which the pU' stiff
asks to vacate atid -t mmI an xeeuttoe
levied on ber real esute. which issued opou
judgment obtained against ber in the
name of tbe Sute oj tbe relation of the da
feudant ss Public Treasurer. The iodf
meot was obtained apu a U od made hf
one Lee aa Sheriff f,.r the collestioa. SfiSw.
uf tbe public tasaa. which she aud others al
so, executed as tne a -ft-lie uf said
having been at the exe.tion of
aod still being a man lea wasea.
It is clrar. of coarse, that at
the bond of a married woman
Iv void. If a married Woman
arete property ahe was allowed ia eqaity to
contract aod hind that property. The
Courts of different State differ Snaaswhat
in their view of ber power in seen eases.
In this State it baa bee held that she could
make a valid contract to bind her separata
estate in laud only with tbe eoeseet of her
trustee. Kroner $. Brosvaisa 1 Ira. .
237. Ham$ . Ham 7 Ire. Be. 3.
Draper tm. Jordan 5 Jones Eq- 175. fTtSV
ers vs. Sparrow 06 A C. tt
The Constitution of trt 10. See. 6,
iv.a to a married woman a - o4
rate estate io all her propertr. r. l nod
soual. and il enacts that snch r .rrtv
Tne wrtfsm assent oj her oust. ma. may
coove-d by h-r mm if she w-re on
rba Act of IP71 T2. cbap. .93. section 17.
euacU that Bo mii during her
shall be capable ol saaaiag any
effect her real or personal estaU. (saeept ia
certain eaes of which this is not oae.) with-
ont tl e written consent of ber husband, un
less she be a free trader.
By ths express langrag of this Act the
bond ia qnestion is void as to the plaiatiff.
and we think it woold have bean so itheet
the Act under tr. Constitution aod tbe au
thorities above cited. It is contended.
ever, thst the original defect
quently CO red and that J. C. L- Harris, the
hasbaod of tbe plaintiff. ratiud aad there by
made vli l the execution of tbe hoed by bar.
Tbe faeu hearing ou that point are the :
After jodgriipol had heea obtained est the
bond, and aur execution bad been levied
on the land of tbe plaintiff, all thedefeedanU
io the judgment, with the eaeeptiou af the
plaintiff, and also tbs said J. C- L. Harris,
lbs husband of the piaatiff. who was sot a
party to the jndrment. ebrned a writing to
tbe efft-et that if tbe Sheriff weele
the sale ot ths property of tbe
then levied on until the first Monday of
ensuing October, they would waive ad
tisement. notice, b taaatead and
property exeinptiot aad if the
was not paid before the said day la Octo
ber, the Sheriff might thee sell tbs property.
To this paper the aasse of the sdahVtaf war
also signed by ber said baobaad without her
knowledge or consent.
I. This ins-roment does eH purpart pf
ratify on the part of the h us bead the pass- 'I
vious exeenti n of the hood by has wife. It
was given merely with tbciotawt to procure
a postponement of lh threatened sale.
S. Tbe doctrine of ratification aa batwesa
priaeipal aod agent, doac eat apply aa shea
ease. Mrs- Ilsrris did not profess, ia eae
eutinr the hand, to have acted as ageas e
the husband. She was acting is Per owe
independent right- tjjjivonjim sated wfcea
she had uo powevwnsst. m9
3. It seeass to he satabKshed that p OSSV
veyeeee by buabaud aad wie of her leads
mass he Jointly executed, or at least hatp
saostcooeer in it at tbe lime of iU delivery.
Kernes, feeler A Jemes . Bessy as.
Umtihisl Jmeejf&. Aad the dootriae is rt
eq.ially applicable to the writteo ass sat
which the Ae of 1671 -TO leppuisa to ih
eonwact of a taaxted wosaaa. Tbe saseat
of the wife snd that of tbe --H e her
contrast at nit at tbs sasse ssosaeat ap swst
P .r three reaa ss we think the tufrssosst
raferred to 4d u--t validate tee head so a
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