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I ii i . wmm w it a uiiruiuaii. i uuibuuiuca. nuu w n iwiiiv 1 iir n nna nirrnr . - ' -i i .
lf nher me is often heard,
SS , do bid adieu; M
AB?0 hoi iweet each loving word
Wi will remember you.
nUgh they may roam lar, far away-
With friendship ever true,
.51dtUoght..witt often say
will remember you.
fljugh time rolls back each passing year,
i id bids eaclncene begone,
ro wnnkd Hng one.
lUr lorely forms and faces sweet,
That here we happy see;
though we them may seldom meet,
tWill still remembered be.
Oh When from earth dear ones are gone,
That Sebright clime to see, .
Help us to say when sad and lone,
Vor in the heat of pain and strife
Think God hath cast thee off unheard ;
Vor that ibe man whose prosperous life
?T6bu ehviest, is of Him preferred ;
Time passel, and much change doth bring,
jUd sets a bound to everything.
8ine,pray, and swerve not from His ways,
: But do thine own part faithfully; .
! Trust His rich promises of grace ;
Soihallit be fulfilled m thee;
i- Goo nevefyet forsook in need .
Tie ioul that trustea mm mum.
I i 5; . "? ., - Froih4he Ge
iTiivreary watching jrave by wave,
And yet the tide helivea onward ;
Ve climb like corals, grave by grave,
J .But pave: the path that' seuward.
- We'rt&afeh back in many a fray,
- But never strength we borrow,
And where the vanguard camps to-day
i ; The rear shall rest to-morrow.
P i. Gerald Masscy.
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A Jewel wbidi no Indian mind can buy;
Xocbemicart can counterfeit;
if mftlcii rilen rich iu createst poverty.
Makes water vriuty turns wooden cups Ho
! sold, M .
ir? comes, to few from heaven
:! jp seht, .
i TliAtoiuch in little all U nought Con
; "tent. ' y .
l lh a Wear's Clutches.
Tit Terrill Experience of n Touny Woman
j m tM Wiidf of Penntylranut.
HrsTEa's Rasqe, Pa., November 27,
About; iunth ago' Miiis Alice Corey, of
New York city, came to visit her uncle, a
nQtrmanl who owns a small farm in the
vounttins, six miles northwest of this place.
97 " bout 18 'ear3 oId and her
TO w oo. iier uncic nas a
wugaiwj.viara, aiso ; agea aiwui xo years.
Her f.tnet: having but one son, Clara, has
jr. ,,c,peu io uouie worK on me larm,
i- i i
jne .oas oecome inexpert snot witn a
rills, She; lit s a mania for hunting, and fre
quently jes into the foreet in search of
- k fewfdajs ago Clara invited her cousin
to sccomptny her on a hunting expedition.
Thej itsrted from the house shortly after
Srtfkfart, Alice with a double-barreled gun
wdClirawith a rifle. After scouring the
ood for leveral hours without much suc
they visited "Dark Swamp " This
wpfmraceg several hundred acres, is
iraseljobded, and bears are frequentlv
wi there.i The girls reached the edge of
aeiwsapi t noon, and started into the
thicket. j Tjey had gone but a short dis
e, when Miss Corey, who was walking
1 fd4 behind her cousin, heard crack-
MJ noist in the bushes a short
ck. Looking around, she saw a large
J jk foxing toward her. Clara, who
' frequently, encountered these shasgy
mit?h cilled to her frightened cousin to
petohr. She then drew her rifle to her
.rl!, taking deliberate aim at the
awaited until it came 'within easy
'"SV-flan fired. The boar uttered a
M paia and fell bleeding. As Clara1
8; !nS,o-barrerbne, she seized the
barreled gun from her cousin and
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T "Mf WIS leen WnMiinrr Kf I
The brave voun
into the dear's
neck. At this
t the 'dying monster gi
8! na fastened its claws i
gave a sudden
aws into the eirl's
f tiaabout wildly and screamed at
af of her voice ; but, , aatherc W1
jwuhin; two miles, her cries were not
i'as , no
6he then rein n .i , i
'I nil'"" 7 nuue Viara 1
ii oo"" ' c annual. 1 UJ I
rini? 'hel4 5c girl in its grasp, but was
" ; w?Ker. Tne girl was ali i
wnea cautiously -to within rearhin.
SttJtf the wounded animal, and t.v. ht
f&om alarge leather belt cneirrlino- w
h k bpne-haadled dir -t,;f :A A
Cd HUSiag her knife with good effect, be was accosted by a seedy-looking wea
It the dying animal blow after blow ver.- " Are ye Maister Aytoun t" "Yes,
"y "leased its hold and rolled that i my name." "I'm awfu gled tae
.rOQgh verv muchiexhant;i.---
Tery much exhanntl
"tiii u'U :r ---i " soon
Vhey marked the spot where
' ' v fT 'ance oi
Her nnain .
Cw. r ,." ; " returned home,
f ft. i ad i brother d
ft 1 iJ . v .u tin;
drSrUght tllC U" in. 1'ich,
Ki&ffi e,Shed 34( Pounds. The
S!?r?t tQ. Kew York taxider-
f.' will W'keDtb
iruS1 8uvcnir of r ter-
p'it- &t irr'.wriun
; j From "Among the Zulus."
Is the Jaws of a Liok. -I was out after
porcupines, and was lying down one night
come out. I had no gun, but only my Hunt-
knife and a large knob kerrie, with which
to knock the porcupine on the note; for that,
as you know, kills the porcupine at once, I
did not; hear a sound until I found the
grass nearnie move, and gothispaw.
onmeanuimeame up. The brute pressed
claws into me: but. luckilT. mT leather
prevented his teeth from daniain me Mot
he earned me, holding on to my belt
coai. u cuner 01 tnese bad given away,
should have been laid hold of in a far I
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more rough manner. A lion is like a cat in
one thing-ho can hold a lire creature in
his mouth and not damage it, just as! I hate
seen a bat carry a mouse. I knew the na-1
oi me non weu enougn to know that if
i struggled i snou.a nave my neck broken
not struggle, but quietly drew mv knife and 1 .
thought what was best to do. I thought
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first of trying to strike him to the heart,
but I could not reach that part of him, and j
his skin looked so loose that I could not
strike deep enouglj,carried as I was. I knew it
would be life or death with me in an Instant,
so turning myself a bit, I slashed the lion's
nosa and cut it through. The lion dropped
me asl would a poisonous snake, and jump- j
ed away, roaring with pain. He stood for an
instant, but as I did not move he did not
seem to like to carry me again. More than
once"he came up to within a few yards, lick
ing the blood that poured from his inosep
but there I remained like a stone, and he
was fairly afraid to tackle'me again. I knew
a buffalo and an ox are very genitive about
the nose, and a cat, tf just j tipped on the
nose, can't "Wand It, so I thought a lion
mi glit be the same, and so it proved. :
A" Dog's Sagacitt. A remarkable in
stance of canine sagacity and faithfulness
was devloped on Tuesday evening in the
lost of a children's department at police
headquarters. A policeman who took a
little German boy to Matron Webb was
closely followed by a little yellowdog,
that could not be driven away. The dog
was with the child when it was found in
the street, and at the Eldridge street po-
tudein watching over it. He resented
any one's approach to the child excepting
the policeman who fonud ii. He would
bark and drive others awayjaud then re-
turuiuglo the child would (ick ita face
and caress it. John Wolf, a good-natur-
"i . -. . . . P , v
eu uuicner oi wiuei street, i ciaiuieu me
child at nolice. headquarters" and took it
away, accompanied by the dog, which ex-
hibited the liveliest satisfaction at this re
finu Mr, Wolf aaid that the bov. who is
3 years old, strayed with one two years
olt wauaered. until unable to
fin1 t,..jr lume. The doff -eenied to
Hniiriciate thi, fiU.t. and, tuinred at the
a " . .
elder child's clothes until he got hiurack
to the house. Then he disappeared, and
seems to have hunted up the other one
Then, unable to lead him iack, thelritel
ligeut brute followed and protected him
Xeic York Sun.
4CAnoLisA, Carolina, Heaven's Bless-
inos Attend Her." Comparatively ew
people in narioue, we presume, anow
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a aay who now resiaes in t city una per-
haps more to do wtth the intrduction of
the sonir. -The Old North State "than any
oneiser not excepting the author of the
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words. Hale's weelly (published in Raleigh) I
tells the story: p
OurNew York correspondent asks about
Judge Gaston's song. The facts about it
are these : ; About the year 1840 a band of
strolling Tyrolean musicians passed through
Raleigh, and our old friend, Mrs Mary J.
Lucas, now jof Charlotte, but then teaching
music in Raleigh, caught one of the melo
dies to which they sang one of their nation
al songs, anil played it by ear on the piano.
The venerable and venerated Mrs. Jas. j F,
Taylor took a fancy to the tune, and asked
Judge Gaston to compose a song for it,
unicu neuiu. ,
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..f n. A.i:.hrr ;trt. ...l it
was tturing a consultation one afternoon j
" VV ' v v ' W I
Judge Gaston wrote the song, writing
intervals during the session of the court
lliiPmr ovicbj iiiituia niui uijju-
sounding name invited Professor Aytoun
to an entertainment in his honor, in rec-
oguition of his merits as a poet. Tliis
was rather a weak poiutr Aytoun, ntid
iciiiuc o iiu utuv til Biuiiiui; uiiud m
His bardshin duly arrived,
t p..Lw n.nin-.r cutinn m.i iAoL-mI
- mj uvwkivu, huu lyv-v-
'"uuu cijjcvviiijj iu uo ictcnu uj ,
potation. Observingjio one; particular
ne maae tracks for Country square, wueo
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iicio a Buventy-augnc o us, auu wo io a
poets." . P ' : h
The, Oxford Torchlight sayrthe farmers
of Granville who produce the fine yellow
tobacco and sell it for 'fancy prices," are
greatly indebted -to their wives ;and daugh
ters for their skill displayed in (picking, as
sorting and tying up this tobacco. The
ladies of the household are the best judges
of color, and can "tie a knot'Mhat alwajk
dJmmandj a premium. -
.W wW. mMnf K
th 8UDd ,Q a cemetery l a great
laestion Just now To bury op not to
lury the body of Mr. Coppers, is ex-
ercising the minds of the Roman
Catholic cemetery trustees. Thecourt
liave ordered them to , . .
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Fcu tu uo ,wneu ue Dougnt ins
- But they say he is not one of
their sort of Christians, and his body
shall not eo into their consecrated
j . . i .
blwUHU vueoi wiese pnesis satu io
. e .x m,
a reporter of the Telegram:
"Consecrated ' ground, if used for
the interment of those who are cut off
trom the communion of the Catholic
Church, would become desecrated just
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enieu oy a nemous, crime. 10
permit these rebellious children of the
church or those who are outside its
pale to use such ground indiscrimin
ately, would be to surrender! our faith
in the efficacy and purpesj of conse
cration. It would be a severance of
the sacred link that binds the faithful
here on earth to those who have cross
ed the threshold of eternity, and let
me tell you this is one of the most
cherished tenets of the Church to
which she will clinsr to tne end of
time. To this end she sets apart sol
emn ceremonies to carrv this consecra
tioii into effect, and prescribes specifi
cally that the unworthy shall not en
'But suppose4he trustees should be
compelled by the civil power to inter
the remains of a person contrary to the
discipline of the Church in a certain
plot, would that interment affect the
consecration of all the other plots?' I
'What course would then remain?'
'We would withdraw the blessing
Irora uie parucuiar g.uvu ui p.uu
The Church must maintain its authp-
rity uuder the"diviue injunction. 'He
that heareth you hearcth Me, and lie
tl,at despiseth you despiseth Me.' If
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she failed to enforce her commands
, . .
and preserve unsullied her doctrines,
she would crumble to pieces.
There is no method for a compro
mise?' 'There can be none. Compromise
pertains to things of this world, but
the Church of Christ is not of this
world.. I am simply laying down
the doctrine ofUie universal Church,
which is as unchangeable as the Di
vine Founder of the Church."
One of the trustees also said that
they have full control of the question
as a matter of business, but it is a
nuestion of Church discipline to be
ijj b thc ecclesiastical authori
priest should extract the
lies' - ai we pr i,uu
Oiessing irom iuei(,vins
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are people ignorant enougn to &uppuat
that the man would be worse On than
ho is now in a vault.
A Shoeblack's Sermon. A little
shoeblack called at the residence of a
clergyman of this city and solicited a
hrpflrl jmiil some water -The
servant was directed to give the child
bread from the crumb basket, and as
the little fellow was walking slowly
away and shifting the gift between
,. fin era fr a-piece large enough to
, p, y , m back
m nrav. Ou receivinsf a negat.ve an.
he directed him to say, "Our
pajier but he could not understand
the familiarity. "Is it our father-,
vnup father my father?" "Why,
. , r-. , .
certainly." aub uuy ......
awhile and commenced crying, at the
satue time holding up bis crust of
brea(j an(j exclaimiug between his
sobsl' "You say that your father is
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my tatner; areui. yuu - 6-.
,-rtitf little brother such stun to eat
I WOcU you llic j o
.- rnP yourself ?,' New Orleans
A rountf ladr at Jackson, Tenn., was
entertaining a gentleman friend the other
whan hfi offered her an msuu.
ci,A t once drew a putol, compelled him
to kneel on the floor and remain there
.:i ntur mme fn and heard the
whole affair, after which she allowed him
The New York ladies are again in
the field against the practice of -ten-
i 'deriug spirituous liquors to tneir gen
I 'tlemcn visitors ou New Year's day.
a certain seaport jin England, a
Ink amohg the docl& and Wne forl
the captain of a vessel "There is one
coming over the side; of that ship,"
said a sailor who wai strolling along
smoking his pipe. It tjras a merchant
ship, so up to the vcaptain the boy
went thinking alii tne time what a
nice, kind-Iookin? man he was and
tuuehed his hat. lit
MWell," said the captain, "and what
do you want?'? ' ! r ; '
f'l want to go to sea Sir." ;
You want to i go 4 8e Jou
and who are you guing with ?"
fl should like to go with you, Sir,
if you'll take me." !
Have you ever been to sea before?"
"And what do you want to go to
; "To send my mother my wages, sir.
Sl is a widow, and I want to keep
her from going to the poorhouse."
The captain liked the honest, open
look of the boy, and the way in which
he ; spike of his mother, and said,
"Well, what is your Character 1
"Character ? I've got none, sir."
"No character ? O, then I can't take
"O do, sir ; if you would but take
me, indeed I would be a good boy !"
Can't do it; it is against our rules.
We never take any one without a
character of some sort; you must try
to get one somewhere."
avy heart, foi
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teavy heart, for he knew it was too;, - . m.,Ka nttUa nnnc;etaA
far to go back where he came from,
to get a character : when the captain's
fc; 1 11
eye luii uu. 111.1 iiciiL uuiiuic. I
What have you got in that bundle,
"Onlv mr clothes, sir."
"Only your clothes; what is that
just there?" -
"Only my book, sir."
"My Bible, sir."
"Qjyou'vc got a Bible have you ?"
said tne captain. " we are not mucn
uetl'-to Bibles )n board ship. Well,
let me look at it :" and turning it over,
IP cur vvrii ten on the Hv-leat that it
ne saw wnuen on uie uy iei mat ii
had been presented "as a reward for
good conduct at the
Sunday School." "That will do,"
said the captain, and he engaged him
without any further delay.
Protestant Worship at Versailles.
English and continental journals
are maKinsr note oi a iaci which is
spoken of as the irony of history. Iu
a recent issue of the London Times it
is said "the Protestant Church at
-Versailles bein about to be rebuilt,
tho congregation through the efforts
O O -:
oflM. Jules Fa vrc. who has married
Protestant and is himself an attend
ant, liave secured the temporary use
ofia rootif .under the CEil de Boeuf,"
which is an apartment in the Palace
of Verailles. Commenting on this,
the Glasgow HcraM remarks :
It is difficult to realize that scarce
ly a couple of centuries have elapsed
since the time of the Dragonnades
that not two hundred years ago the
fairest and most prosperous regions of
Ffauce were being subject to a visita- At the annual dinner of the St. An
tion compared with which Bashi-Ba drew's Society at Pelmonico's, Chief Jus-
nnfrtirroa sink into insignificance,
for it was conducted with the sanction
of thp law and under the blessing of
thJ Church : its instruments were the!
wildtere who 'had sustained the glory
of France ion a hundred : battlefields,
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and its leaders were, in ineir own ue-
lief, the only true representatives ol
the Gtjspel of peace and goodwill, and
ahored man unlimy cause wuu me
sauction-iind approval oi uie auccebsor
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of Peter." .
This hall where rasteur uassa con-
otpd Protestant worship oh the 1st
Sunday of November is
chamber of the room in which L)Uis
XIV ended his life, Sept. 1st, 1710,
d beneath the room in wnicn ne
e the revocation of the Edict of
M. Jules Favre writes to
Pasteur Bassa :
ir lnve vour church because it de-
fenilsiand represents true liberty of
iliicrht on matters of religion. 1 love
. L :ir Pomut me to add that
1L 111 1 13 CI I. a
l. ' . . . :. .-,-i, ..ti.
love it also in you, " ""4"v r---
and the eloquent aeienuer ui u.uoc
high tniths of which it is! the palla
diunkJ I love ifc lastly because it is
iu Pi....t, nf mv dear wife, and I
fihoulj be a monster of ingratitude if
I was not grateful to it for having
fiir me suoh a treasure,
I 1 1 rr i:iiuiii m"j '
The JV. Y. Tribune alwava nnnnsml
j r J .
W a mm w mm WEmmn W W JlMI mm Jh m,-m & -
H v.,u viiuc, very uau-
"It was one of those horrors which
furnish the believers in the total de
pravity of human nature with a strik
ing argument, and whfnh moU ovn
th. ,pecal.tivel; benevolent doubt
, ... . J uuuufc
wucMier wieir perpeirators are ht to
!,ve ,onger. It is a remarkable (act,
tb which such a case calls attention,
that however strong may be the cur-
rent of nnhli nmnm :of
punishment, there are sometimes
crimes committed which seem to put
an eiid to' controversy, and which
really , do so for the time. There is a
grim general acquiescence in the jus
tice of the fate of some murderers.
Nobody entreats the Executive to
pafrdon them except those having a
personal interest in their perservation.
Tt ; -.. : . J
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luut wuiie a uonsiueraoie num-
-not so large, however,
was is anxious for the abolition of
the death penalty, all save an incon
siderable few now assent to the opin
ion that while the law remains noth-
mg snould be allowed to interfere
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with its stern and unflinching execu
tion. Considering that pertitions for
its repeal are now comparatively rare,
and that there seems to be hardly any
n.,f,1 ,Kn0 tha Ur Jf
is safe to assume that society is not
vet rpndv fnr sn rrcnf. an altofi ttnn rf
r . - w wavww MM W. W . w . u .a
tliA prim 1 11 ill frrlp nnn that. rnifol
with a omewlint Iiiirhpr hnmamfv
Li u i j
thau has been sometimes supposed."
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Y tKJ flint ta bo
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A Bear Killed with an Axe.
Some two weeks since Ben Hahnor
of Catawba Creek, Haywood county,
killed a black bear weighing 500 lbs.
under the following cirenmstances :
He heard his dogs (which he prizes
highly) barking furiously in the woods
near his house. With an axe in his
ill . t 1 . ii
nana, ne run io tuotwooas to nna ii is
dogs in a deadly struggle with a bear,
and into the fiffht he waded with his
t ii. iii... .
axe, ueaiuig aucu oiows to tne animal
lt. .. .
that he caused his bearship to give up
gnost, but not, however, Delore
one of his valuable dogs had been
sent to the spirit land by the slapping
and hugging powers of the bear. I
i he Heroes of King's Mountain. The
"lorkville Enquirer says that Rev. Robert
Lathan, (a gentleman, by the way, who has
special qualifications for the work) has be
gun the preparation of a series of sketches
of the heroes of King's Mountain, the first
of which has appeared in the Enquirer. It
is stated to be the '-object of the author to
present these sketches as fully and truthful-
ly as possible to do so with the limited
amount of data at his command ; and he de-
sires that should any inaccuracies appear in
anT cf tbem, that he be notified of the same,
that he may have an opportunity toinvesti-
gate the subject fully." We presume that
there are many persons in this county who
could greatly aid the author in the prosecu
tion of his self-appointed and grateful task,
as many of them are descendants of those
who were prominent in that great battle,
and it is to be hoped ihat they will under-
take to do so. Charlvtte 0herter.
tiee Dalv. in resnondinc to a toast as
President of the St. Patrick's Society, re
ferred to the time when he, as a waif ii
the streets of Edinburgh, grew hale and
hearty upon oatmeal, aud said: "amce
then, I have been back to visit the home
I ..... . .
of my ciniunoou. in tne course oi no
journey I fell in with an enthusiastic old
Scotchman, and after telling him about
America- couciuueu witn a uescription oj
i . .
our great metropolis a very comprenen-
sive description, I thought "Ah,7? said
the niaur'i nave nae uwn
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is a fine city, but ve n uiiiik naunu o u
when ye see Dundee. unen i was
Politican, tinrty or iorty years ago,
the eagtom to ci,aiienge a voter who
va8 BUspected of being incapable of vot-
I , . . .
Mng, as there was tnen no system oi regis-
try. A distinguished Alderman, M.Hox
ie. waa about to vote, when a Scotchman,
-rln rn iii rlijirce of the ballot box.
challenged him. Mr. Hoxie said, "I rec- town of Renick, Randolph county, yester
oguizeyonr right to challenge my rote but, day evening. The residence of By rd
at the same ume i am a name io
manor born while yon aie a foreiguer,
1 1 1 came to
I mvi back
,1J IO V'Wlfl Ull J M bimi W w
and that is more nor you
ntw i i, -i.i ,i -kirf nn
General Grant will exhibitiu Louis
ville to-morrow, supiurtetl by ; Mrs.
Grant, and a powerful combination.
the weather is all thatconld be desire!
U cXpectetl that the city will clear $50,-
n00 by the extra consumption ( of 'our
inash alone. ;
The Divided House.
Slmrp Discussion 'Between the Ttco Winns
f - 4L- - T-k
yj -f iryiHui democracy.
Richmond, December, 12. Th elec
tion of State officers was completed to-day
in the General Assembly, the office of
State railroad commissioner being the on
ly one to be filled. The Readjustee elec-
! ! P; Rodge
Jr., over Col. Thomas Carter, the present
incumbent, whose term, however, doe
not expire until April, 1831. The nomi-
nation in the Senate of Col. Carter, a
UBin of va mde by Maj.
Jobh W.Daniel, of Lynchburg, in a speech
of Mlmnt fwn hmin in Mnru nf vlit.1
he discussed at length and with scathing
invective, the combination existing in the
Legislature between the colored Rennbli-
cans and the readjusters. He denounced I
the party of Readjusters for going beforo
the people on one issue, to-wit : A reduc- j
tiou of interest on the publie debt, and
then after their election by negro votes,
gotten by deceiving them into the belief
that the5 were not bound to pay auy of on to-day nothing whatever could be found
the debt, thouch eniovinff the. beiiefits4f the magazine, where it stood was a hole
which contraction conferred unou the
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State, attempting to perpetuate their rule
h,y turning out all tried officers of the State
and planting themselves ou radical ground
to purchase the co-operation of the color
ed niembers. He compared the party to
a burglar entering by the back door with
a skeleton key, then tnruing a dark lau
tern upon the contents that he might se
cure his plunder. Mr. lliddleberger, of
Shenandoah, who is the leader of the Re-
adjusters, replied ably, defending his par
md turmug ma"J Daniel's points to
their, account. He defended Gen. Mahone
I mw Ilia Mflrrr trfti tti ntTitL-o t Itiirr
Dsmu aild clarmed that it was , iirllt to
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111 1 I H n KIHIIIN f I . 1 I 1 I I I . 1 1
I t.irft KPAHinn wrh tAlcn nn wifli tlin tiuunig
sionJwhich was marked with meat abili
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Federal CouRT.-The only case tried
yesterday was that of R. R. .Swepson, of
Richmond, Va., (brother of G. W. Swep
son, of this State), against the commis
sioners of McDowell coanty in reference
to certain bonds issued by the county for
the construction of the Western North
Carolina Railroad. The plaintiffs submit-
ed that the facts in the case as to the
manner in which the bonds were issued
were the same as those iu the case of Al
exander against the commissioners of
McDowell, reported in 70 North Carolina
Reports. A question as to ownership of
bonda was submitted to the jury and
ucciueu iu luviir in t-iihiin. ills iimitir
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Judge Dick decided that the plaintiff 'was
entitld t6 the coupons on the bonds. A
motion for a mandamus to issue against
the commissioners compelling them to
levy a tax for the payment of the coupons
was continued. The plaintiff is suing for
about $5,000. Judge Menimon appeared
for Swepson and .Messrs. W. H. Railey
and W. W. Flemming for the defendants.
A Pennsylvania Town Destroted.-
New York, December 12 A special from
Bradford, Pa., says the town of Red
Rock has been entirely destroyed by fire.
At an early hour this morniug a tank of
coal oil containing twenty thousand bar
rels of oil caught fire and exploded, and
the flames spread with fearful rapidity.
In an incredibly brief lime the fire had
attacked and destroyed the entire village
containing 200 houses, and in a few hours
rendered more than that number of fam
ilies homeless aud utterly destitute.
Immediately on recept of the above ;
disiatch subscriptions were started at the
petroleum exchange by Manager b. i .
Strong, and the members respoued liber-
ally. Funds are remitted by telegraph
as fast as received.
Ikiiumax Desektiox. A Youth with
Small-Pox Deserted by his Family He
Devours his own Flesh His Death.
New Ybrk, December 10 An Ottawa,
0ut.,pecial8aysashockiugcase of neglect
has jh?t come to light in Hull, near that
citv. A bov. seventeen vears of ace. was
tai,en with small pox, apd Iris family desert-
- m I m v ,
dijin, Theneighbors heariug of it, went
wUh foKl to the house where he was stop-
On entering the room they found the
vonrh covered withbloodaudatthenoiutof
(leatu. y00& being placed to his lips he
raveuougiv devoured it. An examina-
tion showed that he had eaten the flesh
I i- .
from onej of hU ann8 in llig agonj and lmn.
a He died a few minutes after the arri-
H vai 0f the ueiffhbors.
MissoCRi. Fearful Storm Dwellings
Destroyed and the Inmates Killed or
Wounded. St. Louis, December 10. A
A n . . non.1 4l..
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pyle waa torn to pieces, every member
J krll. f ' 5lir i .iB.mnh..i,B ininrwl
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I ana air. i vie liitan. iu iiuhdu i uu-
1 : m
geph Patrick was blown down, and Mrs.
Wright, a visitor, teceived injuries from
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- wMeii sue aica iai -mguu .vmug
nouse oi oan uuimicuu iu uiuilnicu,
It I anj 3lrs. Bulkhead seriously wounded,
it sPPSii ,;tiier huges were considerably
ed, and fences, trees, etc., destroy -
Soldiers Called into Service.-
T Altia rtAM 19 ... T 11 il a.
some two or three weeks tgo a deputy jCm
ted States marshal, of Texas, attempted ,tq
arrest several men in one of the Pan Handle !
counties of that State for alleged jlolakionl .
of the revenue laws; that he was , jresisted f
and himself arrested by State authorities.,
and it was not until he had pbtwped mhU
tary force from Fort ElUott that he succeed
ed in . taking the parties wanted. !' These , j
men, eleven in number, were taken t Dallas
and yesterday discharged, the. grand jury
failing to find a true bill against any of
theuu A good deal pfelmg is manifejted!
ia the community against what (a charged
as an outrage, and District Attorney Minor
has demanded the removal of deputy mar-
ant Flippen; the latter colored, of the teM
Cavalry, who furnished troops to assist Ihel
deputy marshal in makin? arrests, and .who
have been indicted by the -grand jury for
unlawfully permitting United States soldiers
to be used for the above purpose.
A Terrible Explosion. Amhcrstburg
Ont. Dec. 13. At the scene of the j explo-
sixty-five feet in diameter and sixteen feet
deep, made by the explosion. A goodly .
number of the unexploded mica, powder,;
and cartridges are lying around. Tlie shock
was felt so severely at Fletcher, oa the Can-!
ada Southern Railroad, forty-four miles
from here, that the people ran out of tlieir
houses in alarm. The opinion of many Is
that it was the work of an incendiary.
The)ebt of Trtmty Collegk. At the
Conference, held in this place, ' steps were
taken (see report) for pajingtTie debtof
Trinity, the Jfethodist College. The in
debtedness of the college amounts only'to
$10,400 and the members of the Conference-
are quite sure that more than that sura can
be raised during the year 1880. ! f :
Trinity occupies a deservedly high place
as an educational institution and the Meth-.
odistf will not be so inactive as to let it pass
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Extertaixixo Mormox Pbeacuers.
A few evenings since two well dressed
men approached the residence of a gentle
man and asked to be entertained for the
night, supplementing tlieir request with,
the information that they were preachers.
They were taken in and kindly eared for.'
The next morning they begau to discuss
polygamy in the presence of the '.gentle'
man and members of the family, who in
the meantime had discovered that they
were Mormons. He told them the best
thing they" could do would be to leave,
and to leave at once, which they did. He
says they appeared to be men of learning;
one about 21 years of ae, and the -other
about 30. Lenoir Topic. ' f
Fali-s witjj the Harness Ox, New
York, December 15. The services in the
New Reform Episcopal chnrch of this
city yesterday were interrupted iy the'
sudden prostration of Mr. Payne, the
clcnrvman. In oue of the climaxes of his
he lost consciousness
the pulpit. There was an.
immediate r.ish among those present to
his aid, and still unconscious ho was
borne to the residence of a parfkhionerj
near by, and medical attendance called..
He had been stricken down by an attack
of heart disease, from which he had been
suffering fof some time. Last niglit ho
was still alive but his couditiou islegardj
ed as critical. P
Next year New Jersey will present thfl
anomaly of a State with tho government
that is no longer supported by- taxation.
The coming report of the Controller will
Bj)OW tlm t the special taxes on railroads
ant t j, funds n0w invested, the income
Gf wnich is available, will afford sufficient
income to pay all expenses for the coming,
year and leave a snrplus without a Stato
tax. Gov. McClellan will, it is said, inip
corprate in his annual message a recom-;
mendation that no State tax be levied)
hereafter. ' j
The United States produces annually;
between 400,000,000 and 500,000,000
I nonntl.s of tobacco, l no worm a annua
product is estimated at from 1,500,000,000
to 2,O0O,(XX),OOO pounds. In the .unites
States fully 50,000 pereous are employed
jn the manufacture of tobaceo, earning
ftu fioo.OfKJ in waes. aud turning ont a
product worth $72,000,000. Tobacco ranks
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.ixth on the list of our exports, andast
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year we sent abroad about s;xmjuu,uuii
worth. Germany is our best customer,
but Great Britain follows closely.
Thns were the visions of innumerable
"candy stews," dancing so euennuuugry
liefore that darkey's eyes ignominously
dispelled. Wilmington Star. J
A darkey in Wilmington, rolling oa a
stolen barrel of molasses. A Poluemau
watching his movements frightened him?
He ranawayjiud left it lying la the street;
and never came back to get if.
Washixgsok, Dec. 17. The Re4
publican National Committee, at tho
meeting to-day, elected Senator Came4
rou permnneut Chairman, and deci
ded that the next National Bepubli-,
can Convention should be held at
Cbitiigo on June 3J, 18S0, '