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lie Power of Woman.
-'1 :jj Ef il. V. LAKIEIU . V'
iwignty arc o ; and a spell, 1
j I..T- m.iUlA nrJUlU-e IlVO.ll.
JE BMgic poorer' resistleM sway,
lillJ eu tl toqtc8t li?arU obejr.v.ii. 1
ti'l)a Inlron strength and nerve,
jt law?md or4er to preseve i -iujt
woman rule -njor rolea the less
TUoogU only by jher gentleness.
IrtJ itrenstji "of genius lias been known,
To ulaceipoiu on the quely throne;
St tben tbere ii a brighter Rem, ; tt -
la glitters in their diadem. ' i f f y
m.at fipaffenS m 1,as ever shown,
iiiti maltj beautjtrown alone ;
Uod he4-the oidy real queen-- . :
11 wbrsnipiHHi vneresoe er sue a
:t : 1 Tmth nf Mrs." Louisa II
of Mrs. Louisa Ilearne.
l i)ia WMcHMA?r; I write wnh a ssul
iSarlf Death has again visited our village
'4th timUie!het one and the mother(
iiiHiiitowl was taken. Mra. Louisa Hcame
ilnorjore IIer'iu3bancT, Eben HearneJ
died abouttwo yesirs ago. For near forty
yn, they tept! a ikotel ai Albemarle. The
: jtatiorff tills excellent and hospitable
.hbusc was not conljned to North Carolina,
puring thi long time, as a hotel keeper,
$he had as boarders a considerable number
oyoang nieffi fill of whom resisted, obcy
eJ toil loved her as a real mother; and to
them she was certain all thata mother could
hare been. I Indeed "none knew her but to
JoU her," and while in every respect she
wii a i'5arprid a noUc woman, Charity was
fB Cinioently hersj; to the poor and needy
i iliclwas ever considerate,! kind and liberal :
ia her J liey fcouW l ways find a sympathetic
friend aridlfor them she had a willing car.
For tins afflfetcd and distressed she always
hi a wordSof consolation! tlwit seemed to
' cac!icrulnessiand contentment in its
P tniind. ! Pol about, fifty yelirs she had been
v irpfewor 0f religion and aU exem plary mem
bcr 'orthe Church j but theearthlychurch
j cfaildiioldfiernolonger. jAbout one o'clock
AU: and the 18th insthemessengercamc,
1U nef P"U StlUl;iViMK. us infill iu iicnicu.
i i; Anril Slut IK
t " ST'-"-
r For tho Watchman.
Editor: - In the issue of the VTatvli
; man (if theinPli of April, there apixsirs au-
ittlier contribution fnmi "Teacher," which
. furjuumitifpited 'ftMdishncss and persis
tont cheek lias no parallel in the words of
$mj ,mui r4beri sensible man. Hisarticle
in a simplef vapid; reiteration of the first,,
which pnrpWted to tell the public .soine
tliiug about conunon schools, but which'
WMjjj inofli himentalile failure; so far as
piiiti(igoit peculiar defects a ntl their
remedies aje' concerned Who denies that
Education lis a great gotnl that nn ny
tleiirigs'nd ad:vaiages necessaiily ac
ewpaysi0;Tt!lieher's emaciated rliet
otic ou ths strain contracts withiii the
skeleton ad reri als the ghastly and sick
ening fram of his, vanity.
jHis last Irticloj summed np, is merely
a disjointed reietition the sclnHd-boy's
flnigiiack.l'It M so!' I didu't iiroposer
to point out evils and snggest remedies-; I
nly fegreted that some intelligent man
of the profession had not given the pub
lic an articje worthy the subject, instead
jthe Whitiiiig jinnblo of Teacher (f).
Ihit Ilotnot wish to moutpolize youfr
tlWahlesice, (Air. Editor, with a mere
personal mUtter iu which the public can
tkp no iuirest.-i
But many such men as
aclier wfth his overweening conceit and
IUtleniin(ledness would bring odium up
Ptt any projlessiouV Public opinion will
aot 8utahf auy svstem whoso advocates
Mtf represfntativies can inspire onlycon
tupti ; Miy be, 'Teacher can now begin
H sec? the cause of. his 'inapreciatioii.'
His closing paragraph disconnected, ir
raevdutitiyiois from foreign languages
-how at OnceHtho resourcelessuess of his
. 1 uiagusniig coucen iiiai uas
ated eyery.hue ho wrote.
B. O. T.
For the Watchman.
i 1)1vr Mh. Edijou-: Would you like to
lar soinelihig fjom our pleasant little
village, atesvillct Well, really, it has
gtwii 8omucli)n the last few ;vears it
"to becomp quite a "city" ouly we dirn'fc
"Ave anv ?(ias Vrka " or Ktiwt esim. 1 mt.
5 to liaVe at some future daw Wearo
' l.'l 'm V
S'ny favored in the way of good j reach
aad ptfichers, not less than eight
nongh yoi sjiy to keep us straight. We
have One of the finest "Silver Cornet
Kandf in State, but they are not too
jyish Avitf their in usic a'he vast amouut
, S0!ds oir merchants are bringing on
H1' spring would -suggest'the idea that
haroTlimes" 'were over; but, alas!
pj6 Piss of them dispels that illusion
Schools, i-vre certainly can boast in that
'"iOwilg to the hard time, our Si
.iiton Fclnalo College Jias not as many
WMwij'otliwwise would have, still it
i -.j -"". lofKi nu a ueuer set oi leacnera
' lielou'rid. i It is far famed,t too,
lias:girl fioni the North and Southland
efvii fronijicross the "mighty Ocean."
jfyd the lifceptions they '-'have- up iere,
"ftce a :ni)nth; are perfectly spldid;
r. Grant, the honored Principal.
y: - 4 :--;:- -:- . s " " r I -- " -. ' ; ' I - i ; ! - : 1 ' - i t t
l;i--:l.-Hi UI "'.'. ' j:Vv-'?'A'r.'--'--.:: - ; -;--v ':- : ":i .': - ';1'-! r : '''! f - v . j j - :- .' i rj ' - -..'i I
Biues wKii muca,uigmtys ana gTacev v n
eryoouy puts on , tucirj "high bandays
hiuks, nuucujuj MicwKjuesgeB-
iiuy occasionally enuvenea
from the accomplished m
Dewey, or rom 'some Of
the last one, in! the midst of oureiijoy.
mcnt, at the soiind of !a bell, we looked
and wonderel to see every -boarder leave
the parlor. Iu a few to in utes the com pa-
ny were invited i to the ''concert roouiH
there to enjoy a rich treatMiss Kerr had
the girls to go throngh their calisthenic
exercises. They certainly looked nice iu
their suits of blue, and did themselves and
faining to old and young. But I must
stop, lest you thiuk I am try ing to "sound
a' trumpet." Not so -gentle blood will
show itself !
Do you ever have any-women's meet-
ings down'your way tj It was my high
privilege to attend one not a hundred miles
from here, which beat anything of the kind
I ever attended. (But- yon mustn't tell
Vm, they'll get mad.) S-Well, they had a'
"Chairman,"-but lal what i was the use
when they all talked at once, and nobody
listenedr yet after a long time spent in
talking and voting theyTaccomolished the
end for winch they had met athy are not say its "rise and progress have prov- . down at 2spa!i, takes up tho whole cx
most sure to do. l ed it a sham and a failure." j istence of Progress and Nimrod 1 Jr., all
Now, Dear Mr. Editor, if what we are J - It is unpleasant to look into the dark- bene volen societies, associations, church
doing np this way. proves interesting to ness of the past, yet it is sometimes nec- es, &c, and reaches the important con
yonr readers, I may chance to let you essary in order to appreciate the light of elusion frohi those wide premises that
hear again. A Constant Header.
For the Watchman.
Prohibition in North CarolinaIts
Mr. Editor : It has) been boldly as-f
sei ted bjr Progress "that the whole rise
and progress of the so-called temperance
movement have proved a sham and a
failure -;7 that "judging by the past there (
is no hope for it in the future." (
liecause mere are uauj viouuionsor
tli liia nf' fli 1itiil Sfia .kilt mulii :
w. ... ... ....., "- ......
therefore "a sham andj a failure !" Bo-1
cause there is much ignorance in society'
ia rvtii ...1 itsMi r.tfei rt 1 oi'ofuui tlfi.nf.iiMk '
sham and a failure ?"rJ Because poverty
and woe arestill iu thoSworldare bcuev
olent societies therefore "a sham and a
failure t" Because sin abounds, is Chris
tianity therefore "a sham and a failure !"
If the tenijierance reforln has ever saved
one drunkard, or closed one bar, or held
-hack -pue dime from the cofferof the rum- .
seller and returned it 11 bread to the
drunkard's hungry child, it is not "a j
sham and a failure." Let us see what it
... , ...,.,.. .w......
through the operation; of law (to say j
mttluug of the moral land religions a- .
has accomplished in North Carolina
peets of the work), in absolute acts of
rnOlllBtTION IN REGARD ToT'ERSONS.
The Legishituro of 1873-74 prohibited
the side of intoxicatinliquors to all uu-
married mi-koiis under: twenty ?one years
of age. This includes tit least one-half of
our enjire iMqiulation, whieh iu 1870 was
1 ,071,301. Thus at one sweep the law of
North Carolina threw its protecting arms
around more than 500,000 of its popula
tion, ami forbade the liquor dealer to sell
them one drop ofhis jMison.
riiOHiniTIO IN REGARD TO TIMES. .1
By special act of the -Legislature the
sale of liquor is absolutely prohibited at
all times of elections and political meet
ings iu the State. And here I will j-e-mark
that, if, fr is claimed, prohibition
is "a straw fence, ail imaginary lino
through the wohIs? that does no good,
why is it that men do not supply them
selves with abundance of liquor on the
day before elections aud political gather
ings, and re-enact the barbarous . scenes
that were witnessed at such times' before
' this law was passed ? : That it has done
much good in this one respect no observ
ant man can doubt. ; ;
PROHIBITION IN REOARD TO FLACKS.
Any ouo who will take the trouble to
examine the Public Laws, of North Caro
lina may see for himself that the ' Legis
lature during its last five sessions has
absolutely prohibited the sale1 of liquors
in more than jive (unrfraZlocalities in the
State, ranging from two to twelve miles
in 'diameter, embracing county seats and
other towns, villages, churches, colleges,
schools and factories,- and extending
throughout the State from Curritnck to
Cherokee. Besides this a large number
of other places were specified where the
quest ion was referred to the voters of the
respective localities, under a special local
option act, and many of those places are
now enjoying the benefits of prohibition.
And by a special act the sale of -liquor is
prohibited in the whole of Northampton
county. j I
OPTIONAL - PROHIBITION.
What is known as the Local Option
Law, under which we are to vote on the
first Thursday in June, next, was passed
by the Legislature of 1 1873-74, and has
been amended and greatly improved since.
This is a general provision under which
aiiy town, township ortcouury, may have
prohibition y a majority vote. This act
is but the voice of the people, and shows
how the tide is running. Many places
have voted THjder this net and a respecta
ble numWr are now enjoying its benefi
cent iufluence. I do not know of n single
place where it is iu force,; where the peo-
tde would itiva it up for anything. It is
growing in favor in every part of the
State. AU this has been done in the last
ymw. . Sorely we have strong ground
to hope that within the next six' years it
vni nweci mo wuoie otace. xue "rise
prohibition was scarcely "dreamed of ten
years dgo, we have from COO to 800 geo-
graphical circles extending from the
Atlantic, to Tennessee, 'and measuring
from six to sixty miles in circumference,
where the sale of liquor is prohibited by
law. '.They are bright spots on our map.
.Conipared with the intervening spaces
here liquor is sold, they are bright as
the" stars in tlie blue vault .of heaven.
And they occupy- at least 6,000 square
miles within the State. Taking North
Carolina as an average State in territory
( and iu temperance, then in all the States
we have an aggregate of some ,250,000
square miles of territory, exclusive of
Maine, held by prohibitionists. In them
the spirit of temperance and the power
of the State stand hand iu hand pledged
to work for the general I good. If an in-
vading army were intrenched iu more
than six hundred places in all the coun-
ties of North Carolina, and in like ratio
throughout the United States, we should
the present. There was a time when
North Carolina had the reputation abroad
of being a heathcu Cslony : that day has
passed. There was a time when minis-
ters of the gospel received a part of their
annual stiiond in barrels of brandy : that
day lias passed. . The time was when the
rules of hospitality required the decanter
to be set out beforo each meal : that day
has passed". The time 'was when Chris-
tiaus aud sinners alike could make, buy,
8el and drink ardent spirits nurebuked :
that day has passed. The time was
1 rrr i . .
wneii ui uiiKcnness was regarueu as an
iiuioceut and amusing pastime : that day
has passed. ; The time was when candi-
dates bad their ageuts at the jKdls in j
every precinct in the country provided
with money to furnish the multitude all I
the mean whiskey they could drink : that .
day has passed. The time was wheu the
multitude voted for the candidate -who
furnished the most whiskev : thsit. ibiv Ima
aSel. The time was when the crowd
went to.drink the free whiskey of the i
candidates and have a general "busV'
ad eye-blacking: that day has passed. !
The time was when liquor was an ap- !
proved leverare and an urrfaln nf ri f-
jirovcu iverage aim an arucie oi respect-
aule traffic anywhere : no in thousands
of places it is a contraband article of
commerce, ami the traffic is everywhere
disreputable. This temperance move
mcnt is constantly and of late rapidly
tending upward. A yet brighter future
i near, and the day isnotfar off when Salis
bury would no sooner permit a rum
seller's sign to hang on her Main street,
than her pastors would now receive their,
salaries iu whiskey. It is ouly a question
"There were giants in those
Irrcclainfiible days ;
Yet a dwarf on a dead giant's shoulders
Than the live giant's eyesight availed to
And in life's lengthened alphabet what
os'&d to Ido
To our sires X. Y. Z. is to us A. B. C."
If Progress knew no better when he
wrote that the "temperance movement is
a sham and a failure" all I have to say is
that what ho does uot know would make
a Big Book. Nimrod Jr.
For the Watchman.
Mr. Editor : If some of Progress' ad
mirers will take the trouble to put the
logic they boast of into a form to render
it visible, they will confer a benefit on the
public, and get for themselves a name
that will be much greater than the lauda
tions of one mau. I confess up to being un
able to see lo;nc in them. I think if
there is any in them it lies so deep down
that Aristotle, Sir William Hamilton or
the great lecturer on logic, Mills, would
fail to sec it. Do Judex, Stranger and
Happy Girl call this raving aud this
abuse of Nimrod Jr. and More Anon
logic T If this is logic, Progress is a lo
gician of the first magnitnde. .
' lam not surprised at Stranger teeing
logic in them Progress' articles for von
see he is a stranger to logic. Iu fact, iu
reading his article, I concluded he is a
stranger to everything but whiskey and
kindred spirits. The same might be said
of Judex.' I am a little surprised at
Happy Girl, if Progress blundered on her
true meaning. Did she mean to compli
ment Progress when she spoke of his
"gx-aceful" writing f I know of no one
wJto thinks so but Progress himself. I
am not surprised at auy construction he
may put ou auy thiug, nor at his taking
anything whatever as a compliment, after
his claiming for himself and followers
yellow-dog-ship in that Warreu county
coou chase. Nimrod Jr. did pay him a
compliment iu that the only one worth
any thing iu this affair. This ho would
not have, but threw it to the winds and
cried, "Nary fox ; I am yellow dogiu this
ehaso ;" and then followed such snapping
and snarling that I concluded the yaller
dog was affected with hydrophobia.
11 And uow Happy Girl picks up an irou
. (irony) poker and lams -the yaller idog
across the? back, and he tucks his tail be-
iween nisi legs ana crawls op wninin".
quire for the grounds of her bliss. No
lady who Writes as well as she, can con-
sider this j ranting of Progress graceful,
It is just abont as gracefnl as it is.lo"-
I I do congratulate yon, Mr. Progress in
receiving one real compliment more from
Nimrod Jr. : I takeoff my Jmt and bow
down beftiro your aucicnt majesty.
Mounted on the back of your trusty don-
key and shoamboliug around enough tov,
make you ;say cuss words and smite the
air in tryipg to hit her; while More Anoii
is ponndipg your head with logic that is
real, whieh does not have to be ranted
abont by eVery scribbler to bo seen by
intelligent minds. The worst of Progress'
hgic is, that after all the prating about it
by Judex laud Stranger, no intelligent
mind can see any.
I We arc listening to hear of the loic of
Fair Play. j If there is any logic in the
world, it i Included in his hrticie ;; for he
' g8 back to the creation of man, dabs
there is asi much liquor drunk now as
there was' iu the days of Noah; I spec'
so too. Inj fact, I would not be surprised
if there is a demand for a few gallons
. more. Bless your large sonl, Mr. Fair
, Play: I would not be a bit surprised if
there is as much drank in the corporation
of Salisbury at least say as much in
North Carolina. If not, Noah was an
awful tippler. When the old gent got
tight it tickled Ham, but Shem and
' Japheth, those two temperance fanatics,
covered him up and tried to reform him
If Fair Play's supposition is anywhere iu
the lieighboihood of correctness, I be
lieve I would ;i have voted- to let the old
fellow go, jut the risk of being called
careless about this matter, and took after
the "yaller dog." Let us make a little
calculation;. ! Here was eight souls to at-
tend to several thousand distillers. May
be they had bigger ones then than now,
and uot so many of them. Bat if the old
man drank! lis much liqnorltlien as is used
now, he mhst have been at least-half
drunk all the time too drunk to attend
to one. lie j Fair Play, affirms liquor is
necessary foi mau. Perhaps he finds it
so, but I hardly think his experience or
Wf f. mho ms t
judgment or logic will do fo
plication. We would like
for general ap-
to hear from
Judex ana iStranger. : If there is
here, they certainly can see it.
Their pow'er of perception is incalculably
valuable, j Come to the front, you two
master logicians, and gratify
: For the Watx hman.
Prohibition Who Will Get the Money
j . Saved;
There is an opinion with many that
the prohibition movement is a money
making scheme. Some contend that the
object is to get money from the jieoplo
and send it to Washington. But this is
iki reasonable, for the "women's crusade"
showed that, wheu liquor saloons were
closed, the government receipts were
Others contend, that the doctors want
a chauco to sell spirits, at high prices, to
the people, or at least to charge for their
written prescriptions. But our physi
cians will be apt to pursue, all of them,
the coursef which Drv Clement in Unity
township has promised to do, topnjscribo
spirits ouly conscientiously as medicine,
and to make no charge, for doing so. One
of the colored citizens, whom, being a
stranger to me, I referred to his own
clergy, saul, That's what's the matter ;
we have too many preachers now, ami
they wanti this law to get more money
out of thepeople."
Now these opinions, in my judgment,
are all absurd But a very just idea ruus
beneath them,' that there is a great amount
of money connected with the liquor traf
fic, in some -'way.
Temierince reformers have tried hon
estly to get atifacts. They have applied
for statistics, to Ireads of bureaux, and
to different departments of government,
local, state aud national. They give to
the public precisely the information they
get. They hate no need to color or wilfully
to exaggerate. If mistakes are made in
minor details,--they can be easily 'cor
rected, and the great principles at issue
are not changed.
I take only the pecuniary question.
On 27th May, 1678, Dr. Edward Young,
chief of tho ; United States bureau of sta
tistics, in a letter to the secretary of the
National Temperance Society, which was
made public, estimated the cost to con
sumers of the liquors, wines and beers,
used iu the United States, at$5!J5,7(i4,000,
for the year ending June 30th, 1877. The
amount is usually stated, in round num
bers, at $000,000,000 year, aud the in
direct cost,' at as in noli more. These
aggregates are reached by calculations, of
Dr. Young and others, which show that
the statements! are not made rashly. Ou
an average iaccordiug to population, the
people of North Carolina wonld spend in
direct '-'wutlav ! about $13,000,000. Our
people may not drink 'less than the av
erage, but jtheii- drinking seems to cost
less, as tho amount put down to this
State is only $;8,500,O00. Bat that, is a
startling sim, as an annual outlay of the
people in thol purchase of intoxicauts.
And yet wjlh all the agitation about our
finances, and high taxes there seems to
be but little anxiety to I- freed from the
awful burden of the liquor traffic, its di
rect cost oi $8,500,000, and the ' indirect,
supposed to be jut least as much moie.
There ism; great nue aim ' cry aoouc
those wh wknt to ' tl.U nf
not much inquiry na Tto where it W.
. . MW,U pvew to iiiiuk tnat prohibi-
! T .1.. i t
the Ordinary dealer w'ith the wish t to do
any more Iiarm than
by n traffic which has the sanction of lav!
"Ul moneym-the- traffic, or
those who iengage 3 in it woahl not be at
the trouble of waiting upon their custom
ers for mere accommodation. j
Now if the traffic is suspended, jwlicro
will this money, got . The consumer
knows there, will be , a mighty savjugo
liim.,..Ue knows that by escaping irom
the direct, and in many cases, even still
more, from the indirect exense, he will
be able to live more comfortably, to do a
better part for his wife and children, if
n nun mem, u pay tor Labor done, for
purehases made, for, his doctor's bills,
and lawyer's fees, aud if he puts in a
nickel at church, as the plate goes around,
he knows there will bo less folly in that
act than there has been in the dimes and
quarters aud dollars which he has often
thrown down upon flie counter of the
liquor saloon. The consumer knows that
if he saves his money from that waste,
all he saves will be under his own con
trol, for the benefit of . himself and his
family, aud if ho does more for others, iu
payment of debts, aud in benevolent and
pious deeds, it is because he will be a
richer man than he was before.
I do hope the good . people of lit) wan
will give tho, ministers, physiciaus and
others who favor prohibition, some credit
for wishing to do good. f And ( as the be,
neficeut results have been demonstrated,
by ii u merons examples let us give pro
hibition a fair trial ini liowan, for five
years, and I shall have but little appre
hension as to the future conrso of our
people. Geo. B. Wetmore.
Grant's Iron Rule.
An Insulting Reply to the Request
Made ny Gov. Hampton in 1870".
Telegram to New York Sun.
Washington, April 18. Al.it of secret
history, illustrative of Grant's re
spect for civil authorities, was given in
the close 6f Senator Randolph's speech in
tho Senate to-day. After sneakimrlof tho
Jwid uses to which an armv can be nut
when it is controlled by an ambitious
man so trained iu the army to obey orders
Randolph gave the following illustration:
"Can ours be an idle warning to a free
people that has felt and seen the usur
ping iower t Will it be said, sir, that no
President of a republic will dare to long
misuse this power! I kuow to the con
trary. I had the honor to deliver a mes
sage in 1870 from Gov. Hampton to the
then President of the United States, re
questing him to withdraw the troops
from the State house of South Carolina,
in deference to a decision of the Supreme
and highest court of that State. J urged
the importance of it with all the force of
language at niy command. I told the
President thatT in the judgment of emi
nent lawyers, the Governor then out of
office by the expiratiou of bia term, had
not lawfully invoked the assistance of
Federal power, inasmuch as he had made
no effort to convoke his Legislature,
though easily done, and obtain their ac
tion on a matter so vital ; that the newly
elected Governor desired tho attendance
of representatives of the people at their
State house, from which Federal bayo
nets, as I myself saw, kept them ; and
finally, that the contest being of purely
State concern, -regarding ouly the claim
of the State. officers, and these having
been definitely settled by the highest
legal tribnnal that could ever take cog
nizance of the case, the Supremo Court of
South Carolina, 1 hoped the Federal
forces would be promptly withdrawn
from the State capitol. You may im
agine, sir, my astonismeut and indigna
tion when, iu an augry tone and un un
civil manner, the President replied : "I
won't withdraw tho troops. 1 don't care
for the decision of the Supreme Court
aud if I hud any message to send to Gen.
Hampton it would be that his message to
me is an impertinence."
"An impertinence, sir! for tho Gov
ernor of a State to communicate his
wishes, not demand Iii.s rights, as he
might properly have done, to the Presi
dent of the' United States' An imper
tinence, indeed! "Upon what meat does
this Caesar feed that he hath grown so
; "No, Mr. President, we cannot make
too much haste to guard tho liberties of
freemen everywhere in this broad laud
from the chance of blotting the (tnges of
our history with a repetition of the usur
ping act of a President less than three
i Meeting of the Louisiana Conven
tion. New Orleans, ApriI21.-The State
constitutional convention Jmet to-day aud
was ca L-d to oidcr by G vo nor Xicholls.
In a brief address he alluded to tho re
sponsibility of the work which lay before
the convention, the pressing needs of the
State for competent and efficient legisla
tion, and a cessation of internal troubles
with which she was now afflicted. After
prayer by Rev. Mr. Percival, the conven
tion elected L. A. Wiltz permanent chair
man and A. C Harris, of Paiute Ecu u pee,
secretary. After appointing committees
the con ven tiou adjourned till to-morrow.
A Ladt Drummer. A few days ago
the merchants of Abiugdom were waited
upouby a lady drummer (the first in the
history-of the world) representing a large
cotton mill at Uuiou City, Tennessee,
which is owned by Mrs. Patterson and
Mrs. Stover, two industrious dautghers of
ex-President Audrew Johusou. It is said
that she understands all the "trick s of
trade," and has au enticing way of ad
dressing the merchants who are inclined
to refuse the inducements she titters iu
cotton textures. LnehbHrgeics.
To the Editor of the OoserTcr,
j Columjua, April 21, 1379.- A white
marble obelisk, eight feet six inches' high,
and beautiful in its chaste simplicity, has
recently been erected to the memory of
J. W. Leckie, former student of Davidson
College, in the Presbyterian cemetery, in
this city, by his instructors and classmates.
Geobqia is " proit ,'pP'' the1 credit
whiA has enabled IieVto be the. first
among the states to place 4 per cent
bonds on the market and have them
isnappcd ip at once.' - Her baby bonds
tshe Sa,a themas tliey 'are I.isnel in
denominations of $5, $10, $20 and
$50, about the shape and size of green
backs, except that they have coupons
attached. Thins arc $500,000 of
themjnow autliomed, payable iir six
years, $200,000 to be issued this
year and the rest in 1880. They are
to refund 7 and 8 per cent bonds now
falling due. Commissioner of Inter
nal Revenue Raum has just decided
that these bonds are not liable to the
10 per cent tax imposed by the na
tional bank act on bills put out by
Sjate tanks and bankers. Theircon
stitutionality is still at stake, howev
er and Attorney-General Devins is to
oe asked whether they are bills of
credit, whose issue by u state the
federal constitution prohibits. Mis
souri as well as Georgia, will be in
terested in the decision, for the Mis
souri Legislature is now consider in
a proposition to refund 6 per cents
about to fall due with similar 4 per
cent baby bonds. If Attorney Gen
eral Devetrs decision is favorable to
Georgia, it is likely that many of the
southern and western states will take
tins means of -borrowing. Raleigh
Judge Thurman's mother was born,
raised and married" tn Eastern North
Carolina, llcr father, Col. Allen, was
born in Bertie county. Her mother
nee Miss Granberry, was a daughter of
Mr. Granberry, of Perquimans county.
Hence Allen Granberry Thurman of
to-day. Miss Allen married lie v. Mr,
Thurman, a Methodist preacher, and
and a member of the Virginia Con
ference. Subsequently he was trans
ferred to Lynchburg, where Allen G.
Thurman was born. In the course of
itinerancy he moved to Kentucky and
subsequently located jiernianently in
Ohio. It is Judge Thur man's inten
tion, we understand, to take advan
tage of his visit to the State TJniver
ty this summer to visit the old home
stead uow owned by Dr. Lewellen
Warren. Judge Thurman will t find
a warm North Carolina welcome.
A certain man got mail at the edit
or and stopped his paper. The next
week he sold all his corn at Tour cents
below the market prices; then Irts
property was sold for taxes, beeanse
he didn't read the Sheriffs' sales; he
lost ten dollars betting on Mollie Mc
Carthy two days after Ten Broock
had won t le race; he was arrested and
fined eight dollars for going hunting
on Sunday, simply because he didn't
know it was Sunday; and then he
paid $300 for a lot of forged notes
that had been advertised two weeks,
and the public cautioned not to nego
tiate them. He paid a big Irishman,
with a leg like a derrick, to kick him
all the way to the newspaper office,
when he paid four years subscription
in advance and made the editor sigrn
an agreement to knock him down and
rob him if he ordered his paper stop
ped again. Ex.
Winston Sentinel: Mr. Appleget,
the architect, is here making the plan
of the new hotel to be erected by Capt.
J. E. Gilmer, of this place. The hotel
is to be 120 feet front, five stories
high, and will have four store houses
under it. rnnen finished it will be
the finest building in the State.
Trucking in the eastern part of the
State is a growing industry in a
double sense.- C. J. Vorhees, the
manager of the Southern Express, re
ports that last week he made con
tracts for the delivery in Northern
cities of 5,000 bushels green peas.
The Stats Tax' for JS79.
Our present revenue act levies on
the one hundred dollars valuation the
following tax for the year; For gen
eral purposes, 12 cents; for iusauc
asylum, ect., G cents; for nmitentiary
levyy 6 cents ; total 24 cnts. The
school tax levy, 8J cents, remains the
same as formerly. The levy for State
purposes this year is 5 1 cents less on
the one hundred dollars valuable than
was lev ietl for tho year 1879.
I f- jwuweassing the millita i A
ry appropriation bill (Jannarj Ulf '
jnnal oft Qongrosa2nVl session I5t i
Congress); '!The qekion trn-4 !
cr the PdcW !ial7;t!i! poi
Employ the money of the country i !
consruction; of public nwds iAIW I
piayfsaid oa that occasion: "It wat 4;
Kim ri.. .1? . . ' - .
proper lo pass a bill sad rxeseni liia
f'thei Precedent and if !. UrJtijk"-il"?
"sanction it then he declared that
ha4 no hesitation in arowinir bi
"should be ready to proceed to ho: "
ftiliiesWith the' Indent ron,tImti'i
jf 'point and Withhold every approprjr
f'tioii until lie conceeded the pomJ ,V
It will be hard to make the Id whig
in tlie country believe that the' Dem-
ocratic party Is xjgoi3apkting ; re.
lutiop" in-following ih s taushwg "'it,
their illuitrioua leaAetBald
North CaroUna la Coajrer
From the Frankna Beporter &
Af we see it, the clearest aiiumefft "
advanced during the, recent debate iu
Congress was by two North Carolioi-ans-j-Kitchin
and Armfield. Tbejr
took! the position that the: FresiditV'
righho uselthe veto did not apply i'
the present bill, from the fact tjutjt
could not be regarded either as hasty i
legislation or as an Infringement upon
the constitution these being the only ,
casc$ in which the President wautbofWi
ized to use the extraordinary power.
i The woman suffrage advocate tm
Massachusetts are carrying on their1
Campaign by a system of gradual apv
proaphes. Having secured thea par
sageof a bill allowing women to vote1
for school officers they now "want - tif
he allowed to vote on all raaitera
Ming to the sale of, intoxicaabgl!
qnors, and a bill giving them thl
Hghi received a favorable vote itrtbd1
Massjehnsetks Senate yesterday ' '! - n
I f , r : m m'm'!'' ' 'J i
1 Tlie idea pi self-importance whW?
is soifrequeitly establishal iy a
brethren of the "colored peretaaion;
whetl they are engaged in any irork
has peldomi been better ' illuttrated' i
than j by the exclamations of cioroW
mailjcarrierj in Virginia,, yfb-t-.
beenj well shaken by a roan forjciclr
ing bis dog:; "Look-a-here ntassa
yon'd be keerful how yon shake its
chilei; cos when you shakes me'yoor
shakes do whcile ob de United States
4. games ae mans." . .
7- ' lliUtit i--
Jddge Clond is establishing if
of zoological garden iu Winston. He
began on stuffed birds which he 'col
lectefl while) iu Florida this winter..
Nat. Boyden was recommitted to
jail in Danbury by Judge Schenck on
fi ve nd ictements. He is also charged
witiija contempt of court, and will ti
callctl to answer at Court in David
son qounty, next month. r. r
Cleaveland county has prodocet) s
man'j who went to school l two daySj,
The (first lay he turned jback, beforf
he reached the school house, and.th
next; day the teacher failHl to corner
Ajboy fifteen years old was, ob'iKe
witness stand last week who had
never heard of heaven and hell. His
father was present in the Courthouse
when this ignorance-was confessed.
There is this difference between
i tppiness and wisdom ; he that thin ka
H.imlf the 1 app eal man, really is-;
but he that thinks himself the wisest
man is generally the greatest fooL '
An election has been called ft f
the 4th of May for the citizens of Mt,
Airy; township, Surry county, , to de
termine whether they will subscribe
$20,fJ00 to I the Mt. Airey and Or
Greensboro Patriot: Janies Duo
can, nu insane man who had (or some
time, been confined in jail, hangeel
himself in his cell Sunday night. He
tore bis blanket into strips which) fee
fastened to the upper part of the door,
and thus strangled himself. He had
several tim&i attempted hislife .be
fore,, in consequence of which be. was
usually kepi in chains. V .:s
Devy Nichols, a well-known Wall-
iHtreet broker was found dead in hU lwd:
at thet St, Cloua liotel, niew lorlt, sator-
day morning, haviug committed suicide
bv takin? chlomfomi.' He was short of.
stocks and othenviso financially ewtst J
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