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VOL XIII. THIRD SERIES
C.j OCTOBEB 20, 1881.
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REMEMBER THE DEAD !
JOHN S. HUTCHINSON,
Italian American Martle
MnnnmentS, 10D1DS auu uiftMiuW,
: Being a practical marbl-worKr, c--y
?culin- any piece of work from ll
for any desired work
JtKSo;pUcaUonfat next door
Salwbury, S. C, Marcn , oox.
E. B. CRAWFORD & CO.
ARE SELLING -
FMIM AND FACTORY
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" Oj Our own and Foreign mako and
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Biir Bitij, CiampiDn Mowers,
norso xtanes, xc.
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VANCE & BAILEY,
ATTORNETS AND COUNSELLORS.
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CHARLOTTE, X. C.
Practice ih Supreme Court of the United
StatM.t Stinrpma f'nnrl fif Vrirlli C;i rril!n:i
FideraloHrtu, and Counliex of Mecklenhnrp,
' Cbrrii, jLInion, Gaston, Rowan and Uavid
. ".' ffigJuOffice, two doom east of Indepen-
Unce Square. . . . 33:tf
TIIEO. F. KI.UTTZ.
McCORKLE & KLTJTTZ,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS,
Salisbury, N. C.
JSp(Sce on Council Street, opposite the
.-wuiit House. ' y7:6m
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CRAIGE & CLEMENT,
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"SALISBCRT. J. C.
4TT0I1XEY jIT LAW,
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Practices in the State and Federal
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d i 'vSmntT that perfect Halisfact.oiv
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A Famous Kentucky Grape.
We clip the following Jrohi the
.Louisville Journals second
proceedings of the Kentucky
cultural Society ; f '-r:.
"I he mttubers .assembled at
o'clock, when a paper was read by 1
3lr. Al. S. Combs, oi Bullitt county,
on the propagation of new varieties of
fruit, hicii was very intergsting, and
brought out a discussion which last
ed, through the afternoon. While the
grape was under discussion President
Kenned jj related the history ofj a na
tive KentucKy grape, which was not
only interesting, but very remarkable!
He said ihat between the yearsH836
and 1840 Col. Cuthbert Bullitt dis
covered a grape vne growing in a
fence corner on his farm in Shelby
county. The gra pes w blch, gre w-u p
on the wild Kentucky vine were of a
very fine quality, and became fatuous
in that sectiou oflhe country.. Col.
Bullitt sold his farm a few years sub
sequent to the discovery of the grape
vine, and, at the sale, his lirother-in-law,
Judge John G. Taylorof Jeri
cho, Henry county, took some cut
tings from the vine and propigatcd
them in his garden, and in !a few
years the variety was distributed
through several counties, and became
known as the "Taylor Grape," though
the original was called the "Bullitt
In 1854, in order to avoid confu
sion, the Kentucky Horticultural So
cietyCol. Kennedy was President
lof the society at the time effected a
compromise and adopted the i name
Taylor's Bullitt and the grape has
been so designated ever since. From
the cuttings of this old -vine have
sprung 6ome of ths choicest, hardiest
and most popular seedlings of the
present day. They are grown in sev-
i erai different States, and give prom
lse of becoming the standard grapes
of the country. Mr. Sacksteder stat
ed that at the recent mteting of the
Mississippi Valley Horticultural So
ciety there was exhibited a grand
child variety of the old parent vine
the Etta -which he considered the
most perfect grape in all respects tha
lie ever saw. But the fame of the
Kentucky vine does not rest solely on
the rich quality of the fruit of its de
scendents. The wine-growers of
France, Spain and Portugal have be
come acquainted with its hardy na
ture and are now depending upon it
for protection against the destructive
march op the jnsect known as the
phylloxera or root louse, which few
years ago bade fair to devastate the
vineyards of Europe. The root of the
Taylor's Bullitt vine is hardy and
wiry and not affected by the root
louse, and the wine-growers of Eu
rope are renewing their vineyards
with cuttings from it on whicltthey
graft their native varieties. Thd pru
nings from Taylor's Bullitt are saved
and exported to Europe to become the
one from which the native grape; must
be grown. j
The Government of France offered
a reward for the destruction of the
root louse, and many devices have
been resorted to in order to protect
the vineyards ; but the hardy old
Kentucky stock lias thus far pfovedl
their only safety. In 1874 President
Kennedy gave his prunings fur ex
port to begin the experiment, and the
business has been conducted to a large
scale ever since. One firm in jMis
souri has shipped during the ! past
season over 20,000 of these cuttings."
The Affliction of a Venango Coun
Oil City Derrick.
A latly who has been
President informs us of one of i the
most terrible accidents that evercaeffb
to our knowledge. There resides
near President a woman who had three
children. A few days since she was
preparing dinner and had the young-
Icst child-'With lier in the house. (The
other two children were sent by her
to hunt some eggs. They were both
young, and going out of the house
they saw a hollow log in the yard.
One of them put in her little hand to
see if therewere any eggsbut quick
ly withdrew it, sayiug a chichenjhad
bitten her. The other inserted,: his
hand and ierked it out with a scream.
A rattlesnake had bitten them both.
The scream of the second child
brought out the mother, and lifting
a kettle of boiling potatoes from; the
stove so they would ; not burn, ! sue
started out. She had just gotten put
side the door when she, was recalled to
the house bv the agonized cries of the
baby, who had crawled across the floor
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ana upset tne noning Kerne ovenmu
self. She vas almost disheartened
and did not know what to do. Help
soon soon arrived and everything that
could be done for the little sutterers,
but nothing did any, good. They tap
pidly grevr worse, and in a day
three died and were buried in
sime grave. The naraejwe did jnot
Innm. but we are assured that the
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above are the facts.
The Western It. It. Matter,
Messrs. Clyde, Logan and Baford rep
resenting the Richmond & Danville R. R,
Company in a communication elated Sept.
27th, addressed to oar Commissioners,
Messrs. Jarvis, Vauce, and Worth, on the
ljcct f returning the West. N. C.
R., to Mr. Best, present their objections
as follows :
In reply to your proposition to surren
der to Mr. Best aod his associates,, our
rights and interests acquired by assign
ment from him, we beg to assure you that
it would give us great pleasure at any
time to gratify your personal desires; but
iii this matter oar situation compels us
respectfully to decline your proposed
When by the final assignment from Mr.
Best, we became the absolute proprietors
of the Western North Carolina Railroad
the requirements and restrictions, in the
act of March 29, 1880, compelled thecrea
tiou of very large obligations in the nee
essary organization of the capital, ade
quate to the undertaking; and the better
to secure the success of the enterprise, we
have deemed it expedient at a large out
lay, to acquire other interests connected
with and dependent upon the Western
North Carolina Railroad.
In the accomplishment of these ar
rangements, our interests as derived from
the assignment, have become so blended
with those of others, that we no longer
have the sole personal control of this
property, and therefore cannot properly
agree to surrender it without the consent
of others, who decline to release their iu
We are performing all our obligations
as we understand them nndcr the con
tract, and desire and intend to continue
to do so if permitted. We therefore re
cognize no just or reasonable ground on
which its surrender can be claimed, or
expected from us.
In declining the request proposed to be
made to ns, we desire further to say, that
we do not wish to louder Mr. Best and
his associates in any purpose entertained
by them to construct another road to
Salisbury. If they do so it will be alike
our interest and policy to accord to such
road impartial access to the Western
North Carolina Railroad and upon terms
just and' equitable to every portion of the
State to be benefitted thereby.
We take this occasion to express the
strong interest we have felt in thesucces
ful prosecutiou of this enterprise, from
the date of our preseut connection with
it; and by some of us long anterior to
that date ; and to signify our cordial sym
pathy with the citizens of North Carolina
iu their desire to see this important work
fully completed, and even extended ac
cording to its original design until con
nected with the railroad systems leadiug
to the Mississippi Valley; some of our
strongest and most influential associates
urging with earnestness the direct exten
sion of the line from Murphy to Chatta-
c assure the commissioners that it is
our intention and purpose to have the
work prosecuted on both lines of the road
with diligence and energy until they are
completed to Murphy and Paint Rock,
and iu everything to cause the contract
we havn entered into to be faithfully and
literally complied with.
Wo hope to receive from you encour
agement and co-operation, that nothing
which may hasten the work or help its
utility shall bo left undone, nor anything
doue which may retard or impair it.
Very respectfully, your obedient ser
Wm. P. Cltde,
T. M. Logan,
A. S. Blford.
A Missing Man. The following letter
has been handed us with request to pub
lish: Greensboro, N. C, Oct. 6, 1881.
Dear Sir Capt. Y. M.' C. Johnson
left his family at Columbia Factory, N.
C, last Thursday jhorning for Greensbo
ro via High Point, to bring me about
$385, which he had collected for me, and
to'do some tradiug and return to his fam
ily on last Fiiday or Saturday. He has
not returned yet nor can we get any trace
of him further than High Point. He took
supper at Jarrel's Hotel on last Thurs
day evening. (29th,) paid for supper and
was seen in Mr. Jarrefs office after sup
per by Mr. W. II. Ragan, and we can get
uo further trace of him. His family are
almost crazy about him.
I wish you would see if he has been in
Charlotte, and also see if your city pa
pers will not publish the fact and re
quest other papers to copy the same.
You will remember that he is verv cross
eyed, is tall and lean, has or did have a
heavy moustache (black) and I believe
whiskers on the chin.
I fear he has been murdered.
W. R. Burgess.
Greensboro, N. C.
"Mr. Smith, father would like to
borrow your paper; he only wants to
read it." "Well, go back and tell
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vour latner to seou nie ins supper.
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j.en mm t omy want, iu cut. it.
The Color anl Lustre of Youth are restor
ed to faded or gray hair by the use of Par
ker's Hair Balsam, a harmless dressing high
lv esteemed for its perfume and purify. .
To Be Regretted-Itj It to be moch.
regretted that visitors to the exposition
from the Nortli and West will see such a
poor exhibit of our agricultural prodoc
We say poor, for , though somol
ecimens from favpred localities
may be exhibited, the widely extended
drouth has greatly curtailed the quantity .
and deteriorated the qoality'of our crops.
Corn has been dwarfed to nubbins and f'The particular offence which forms
cotton stunted in growth and riddled by the basis of the Star route prosecu
grasshoppers. Iu fact, every product of . tions is in the rnntrnof JTo;
the field or the gardens has suffered se-
verely. By the side of the splendid ag-;
ricultural exhibits from j Kansas and a
few other localities that escaped the with- j hours was allowed, and the compen
ering and parching blighj of. a three , sation was to be $13,313 ner annum.
months' summer without rain, ourSouth- j
em field products will generally appear ;
to great disadvantage. We only refer to
this matter by way of suggestion to our-
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visiuia uvui u uibiancc mat mey . suouia .
make allowance for the very extraordina
ry disadvantage with -which Southern ag
riculture has had to contend this year.
The "Mysterious Stranger." The
n.an who created such a sensation in the
Bushy Mountains a week; or so since, has
either left the country or keeps himself
iu seclusion ; he has not' been seen lately.
There is no doubt but that he or some
body else has been hiding in Hibriteu
and plundering tiie neighborhood, for
Mr.. A. P. Puett has found portions of the
carcass of a sheep belonging to him
which had been butchered near the foot
of the mountain, and Mr. James Haigler
has lost one or two hogs. From what we
can learn from the citizcus, there is a
band of robbers operating and "usingiu
the section of country adjoining Brashy
Mouutaius from Hibriten down in Alex
ander and Wilkes. They should bo hunt
The lynching of Church for the murder
of Miss Thompson, of Alexander couuty,
is to be regretted. There was no good
reason to suppose that ho would not be
tried and convicted. The murder was
horrible, and the evidence sufficient. As
the Star has often said, except in very ex
traordinary and extreme cases, it is bet
ter always for the law to have its
course. It savors two much of the days
of barbarism when every man was a law
unto himself and of impatience for com
munities to hang murderers without the
forms of trial unci the solemnities of an
oath. There are cases wheu people fear
ing the escape of a criminal, might doom
him to death, but these cannot occur
often. Wilmington Star.
Varxisued Melons. A lady has dis
covered a plau to keep watermelons in
their natural form and flavor for an in
definite length of time. She has success
fully tried it in past seasons, and, as a
consequence, has been able to treat her
family to a watermelon supper at Christ
mas time. The plan is an inexpensive
and simple one and consists in giving
the melon three or lour coats of varnish
to exclude the air. She says they not
only keep from decay, but that the flavor
and sweetness are retained, and when
eaten at Christmas the fruit seems to be
wonderfully improved iu these particu
lars. . Redemption of Bonds. Washington,
. Oct. 10. The Secretary of the Treasury
has announced that he will redeem at the
department after Monday j next, October
10, $5,000,000 of bouds, embraced in the
105th call, with iutestest to date of pay
uicut. The secretary states that this ac
tion is taken si mply because the Treasury
has money available-'for the purpose, aud
interest to December 24th on that amount
of bonds if redeemed, can be saved by
this course. Weekly purchases in New
will continue as heretofore.
The Feimer and Mechanic, describing
"the North Carolina Lowell" in Randolph
county says : "It may open the eyes of
our Northern brethren to learn that on
two small streams, cither of which would
be called a creek at the North, and both
of which have to run a hundred miles be
fore they unite to form the Cape Fear,
are no less than twenty cotton factories,
aggregating several millions of tlollars
capital, employing more thau 5,000 per
using more than 50 bales of
cotton per day, or 16,000 bales a year."
The tobacco crop in Virginia and North
Carolina will be very small and of very
inferior quality. What the long drowth
failed to destroy the untimely frost has
finished. The failure of the crop will
bear very hardly on large sections iu the
two States, and be afflictive particularly
to hundreds of persons in those sections
who are behind hand financially and rely
too much upon one crop the curse of
Southern farming. When will farmers
learn the lesson that it is not safe to stake
all upon oue crop T Wilmington Star.
IITTLE ItOCK. UCl. O. lWii Oieiiucuu
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and Delaney, the Iron Mountain train
robbers pleaded guilty in Hempstead Cir
cuit Court, yesterday, and were sentenc-
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enty years each. The robbery occurred
22d of September, and the men were cap -
tared on the 23th A special term of
court was held "to try them. ,
The "Star Route" Swindle.
We suojoin an explanation of the
; swindling operations of contractors
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FSt 0ffice offic,aIs
in what b
know as "star .route1
carrying the mails in distant and ob-
Bcure districts :
the mails from Presort A riona fn
Santa Fe, Kew Mexico. It provided
for one trin a week, for which ISO
Before service began at all there had
been an increase ordered to seven
trips a week, and "expedition" to 90
honrs per trip, and the compensation
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iiaa Deen raiseu to5,eoi5 per annum.
Afer work was4egun the contractor.
McDonough, sublet to Walsh. Later
on the contract was terminated alto
gether, and a new one was made with
Walsh for one trip a week of 150
hours at an annual compensation of
$18,000. lhen followed again -the
customary increase and expedition,
raising the pay to $136,000 a year.
The story is, in its main features, a
familiar one, and likely to be repro
duced with variations in the other
cases. The charere is "consoiracv to
defraud the government" in "causing
and procuring unnecessary and im
proper and extravagant-additional
compensation to be paid by the Uni
ted States for additional service in
carrying the mails." The New York
World say : 'The warrants issued for
the Star route people are mainly re
markable for not including one inten
ded for Mr. W. S. Dorsey. The ab
sence of Mr. Dorsey from a case in
which he has every claim to be en
gaged will be connected by the pub
lic with appearance iu the case of Mr.
George Bliss, who is supposed to pos
sess much of the confidence of the
President. Except Brady, the peo
ple indicted are of no earthly conse
quence."' Edison's Nevr 3Iachine.
Mr. Edison has just completed a
very powerful dynamo machine, which
was tested Monday night with satis
factory results. It is 180 horse power
and consumes 4G0 pounds of coal an
hour, at an average cost of 2.50 a
ton, screenings being used, making
the cost of running it about fifty
cents an hour for 1,200 lamps. The
armature is made of copyer bars, one
half inch thick, instead of small wire
as usual. The maximum of illumina
ting capacity is equal to 537,600
candles. " The cost was 6,000. The
largest machine previously built by
Mr. Edison was an 8 horse power
machine of sixty lights, with magnets
weisbins 360 pounds each. There
are twelve magnets in the new ma
chine, weinhiuii 685 pounds each. It
is designated for a station at Charing
Cross. Loudon, where a number of
houses are to be wired for lighting by
this means. Mr. Edison intends to
build" twenty-four machines of 250
horse nower each, twelve of wind
will be placed in the Pearl street
station, to light a district wherein
1,500 houses have been wired which
will be lighted by 15,000 lamps.
Garfield on Insanity.
In 1871 the late President Gar
field addressed a letter to Judge
Paine, of Cleveland, which in view
of the recent tragedy, becomes pecu
liarly significant. Gen. Garfield said :
"Allow me to congratulate you on
your splendid charge to the jury at
the close of the Galetiue case. The
whole country owes you a debt of
gratitude for brushing away the wick
ed absurdity which has lately been
palmed off on the country as Jaw on
the subject of insanity. If "the thing
had gone much further all that a
man would need to secure immunity
from murder would be to tear his
hair and rave a little and then kill
his man. I hope you will print
your opinion in pamphlet form and
and scud it broadcast to all the Judges
in the land."
Bled to Death. A sad accident
happened a few miles from this place
last Wednesday morning. A young
man named Richard Webb, who was
ginning cotton for Mr. Abram Brink
ley, put his hand under the apron of
the gin to raise it, when his hand
came in contact with the saw and was
cut to pieces up to the wrist. Dr.
Patterson was called and fixed up the
hand, aud afterwards Drs. A. R. and
D. B. Zollicoffer were called for the
nurDOse of assisting iu amputating
the hand, but when they arrived he
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He had bled copiously before any
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physician could arrive.- WeldonNews.
t Mrfl that Renbnlicans are fro-
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At jo a
. ing to start a paper eiiner at ro.uro
! or Winston in opposition to the "Greens-
boro Ring." There is a lack of harmony
among the brethren. -Char. Oh.
One can see seven States from the
top of Roan mountain.
A new song is entitled : "My Dar
ling's Tresses Shine Like Gold."
There's music in h-air.
Paul Furr, of Concord N. C, this year
netted $110 from an acre and a half
planted in melons.
No painter has ever yet been able
to catch the wild, expectant look of a
man who is endeavoring to give birth
to a sneeze.
The black birch -tree of Western North
Carolina is susceptible of a high polish,
and is known as mountain mahogany. It
is being sought after by cabinet-makers.
A Louisvillian kicked at his wife
the other day, lost his balance and
met with such a severe fall-as to cause
his death. Served him right.
Blackwell's artesian well at Dur
ham, it is estimated, will cost about
30,000. At a depth of 2,700 feet he
expects to find plenty of water.
Last year J. E. Yates, of Rappa
hannock county, purchased 275 sheep,
for which he paid 3,50 apiece. The
lambs and wool this year brought
A receipt for lemon pie vaguely
adds: "Then sit ou a stove and stir
constantly." Just as if any thing
could sit on a stove without stirring
Caldwell is the county of big ap
pies. jMr. J. 6. Wilson has a young
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i -rm v nri
iree ij incnes in aiameier irom wiucn
ne nas tanen 145 apples, averaging
13$ inches in circumference.
Fortune quickly acquired is like a
pair of ready-made pants. First thing
you know you have to go home from
a party wearing nothing but a Prince
Albert coat and an umbrella.
Next to the hell of being utterly
bereft of monty is the purgatory of
possessing a vast amount of it. I have
a mission and under its shadow I have
accumulated wealth but not happi
ness." John Hopkins.
People jeer at tne because I hain't
got no posterity but when I look at
the bulk of the posterity turned out
by the human race it makes me feel
awful easy in my mind. The Mule.
The climate of the South-Atlantic
States does not rim into extremes. Al
though the warm weather beginR earlier
and lasts longer, the range of the ther
mometer is not so high iu summer as in
Newbern, North Carolina, is project
ing a large cotton seed oil mill, a factory
for converting piue straw into fibre, a
canning establishment to can fruit, vege
tables, oysters aud fish ; a guano factory
and a jute mill.,
A Greenville County (S. C.f) farmer
23 years of age, cultivated 100 acres of
corn and cotton, doing all the plowing
himself with a sulky cultivator, drawn
by two mules. The yield is 2,500 bushels
of coru aud ten bales of cotton.
"Mary," he asked, "why am I like
butter ?" He expected her to say that
it was because he was the genuine arti
cle, and he was conripletely crusheel
when she promptly repled : "Why, I
guess it's because the hotter it gets the
softer you act 1"
A Prairie City girl went into a drug
store to buy gome taffy-tolu chewing
gum. The clerk, who wanted to be
sociable, remarked to her: "It's a
pretty warm day." "You betcherlife!"
she exclaimed. "I heered that it was
200 degrees below zero." Chicago
Flies may be effectually disposed
of without the use of poison.- Take
half a teaspoonful of black pepper in
powder, one tcaspoonfnl of cream.
Mix them well together, and place
them in a room on a plate where
flics are troublesome, and they will
soon disappear. v
Perhaps the largect pasture in the
world is the property of Mr. Taylor
Maudlin, on the border of Texas, hav
ing forty miles of rock fence on one
side, and yet requiring two hundred
more to inclose. The owner expects
to raise one thousand tons of oats
upon it and to feed one hundred
thousand head of cattle.
They seem to be in earnest about
building the road from Goldsboro to
Salisbury. Wre copy the following
from the Newberu Commercial Neics:
President Best of the Midland is
expccted home from Boston to-day.
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. IIH mi li-. u l cuusii ulliuii luui'
i rmnv. which has th construction of
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the Midland Extension in hand, have
1 issued the most positive instructions
for the work to push through to
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inent, and have placed at the disposal
of Mr. licst an unlimited amount ot
capital to operate upon.
That a human bite is as dancrpmin
as that of any animal is shown by an
occurrence in the Germany" city of
uusiu-i, w uere a man who was bit
ten III One Of his fimr ilnnno
ght has had the alternative of losimr
lis arm or his' life. Blood noisoninr
set in, and fpeedy amputation at the
tne snouieler became necessary.
The Raleigh Fifofor states that Mr.
Joseph -Dobson, solicitor of the sev
enth judicial district, is indicting all
persons who voted for prohibition,
charging them with conspiracy against
inp nocrties oi tne people. I bis is
news to us, and we arc of opinion that
brother Utly is laboring under a mis
take, and at the same time doing our
worthy solicitor a crave iniustice.
Speak Kindly to the Little Ones.
As a Leader reporter was rjasstnir
along on Cherry Street ho heard a
mother, in angry tones, scold a little
boy of five summers, who we will
call Robbie. She said. "Get ont of
my way, you good for nothins hate
ful thing 1" We passed on, As wc
returned we heard a sob in the cor
ner of the yard. We stopped. List
ened. There sat little Robbie. His
brown eyes were filled with tears.
Now and then a large drop would fall
upon his hand. Sob after sob would
swell up from his little troubled heart.
Between his sobs and tears, he would
say, in broken accents, trembling vrith
anguish, "Mother doesn t loveJier
little boy now. Poor little Robbie is
good for nothing. He's hateful," and
large tears would trickle down his
little cheeks. How careful should
parcuts be to make the first impres
sions upon the young of a pleasant
nature. These impressions follow the
child all through life. Oh! mother,
if that infant prattle, which is music
to your heart, was hushed and the film
of death on those eyes, and as yon
folded Robbie's tiny hands upon .his
breast, smoothed back the ringlets, .
and kiss again and again his marble
like forehead; those cruel words wonlel
ring in your heart, and you would
give worlds for one word from your
darling. Speak to the little ones in
kindness while they are spared to you.
Never Jet their little hearts feel that
you do not love them. Let no word
or act make such an impression upon
oung minds as that angry sentenco
did upon Robbie. The writer kuew
two bright little boys. They wero
three and four years old, and as ten
derly trained from their infancy as
the most delicate plant. At eventide,
when they were prepared for bed,
their mother would lull them to sleep
with stories and songs of Jesus and
his love for little children and tho
glories of heaven. They loved those
stories and songs. Would converse
with each other about them when
alone, small as they were. The young
er of the two deid. The older one
was not present, but wheu told that
his brother was dead, his little eyes
filled with tears and his little face -wreathed
In a gloi ioussmile, said ;
"He has gone to live with JesusJL'
That was all he said. In less than
oue month he died, also. His last
words were: "I'm going home to livo
with brother and Jesus." W7hat a
glorious death 1 Impressions tnade
while the heart was young and ten
der. Parents, speak kindly and lov
ingly to your children, and in after
years, the good seed sown will bring
you full sheaves, rich with blessings.
Didn't Kemeiiiber his own Name.
A gentleman of this city .-tells the.
following anecdote of the late Dr.
Spring, for many years pastor of tho
Old Brick church in New York city,
for the accuracy of which he vouches:
When the doctor had reached a good
old age and had become somewhat
feeble he was met by one of his old par
ishers just as he was coming outuf
the New York postoflice. "How do
you do, Dr. Spring?" said the friend,
"I am very glad to see you." "How
do you do, ?" replied the doctor.
"I am very well aud I am very
thankful to have met you, for I have
a letter iu the postpffice, but I couldn't
remember my own name. Now l ean
go in and get it. New London Day.
Death of Dn. J. M. Happoi.dt.
Intelligence was received in tho
city yesterday of the eleath, a day or
two since, of Dr. J. M. Happoldt, the
wellknoWn proprietorof the Mountain
Hotel in Morganto. Dr. Happoldt
has lived in Morganton for about 30
years. Aitnougii a native oi oouiu
Carolina he removed to. Morganton
from Providence township, in this
couuty, where he lived for some years
and married a MUs Williamson, of
Providence. He was quite an old
though still a vigorous man and a
skillful physician; he was better known
for his eccentric conversations aud
peculiar habits. Char. OUervtr.
LoNDO?f 0ot. JO, It U stated that an-
j other cottou COrner h.s bwu framed, aud
( thnt cotton not yet .grown is actually be
ing bought at axed rate-..
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