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SALISBURY, If. C, IIO VEIIBEE 3, 1881.
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Some fretful people wince nt emj tonch
You alwavs do too little ortott luucli : I
You ijjenk witU life, JiopiDg to entertain :
i oar etc va tea ; voice goe through t
braiu ! -Yoafall
at ouce into a lower key.
I nai s worse ! tue droue-pipe of a bumble
The sou t hern asli admits too much light,
You rise and drop the curtain now His
night, ' I
Ho shakes with cold, jou stir the fire,
and sti ire :
To make a blaze: that's roasting liiiu
What is LIle?
What is life tint constant sorrow ;
breaking in with floods of-tenrs,
While the jors that once were oars
Yauisli with tiic passing years t
What is life but constant toiling
for the goal ambition craves f
Wealth nud honor,' fame and glory,
Light as foam on ocean waves.
What is life but constant fretting
Fur the joys which flit away. '
Like the dew-drop in the nioruiug,
When the sun shines it away 1
What is life but constant hoping
That our sorrows soon will be
Changed from dark clouds into sunshiiie
lhat will gush forth melody t
What is life but constant striving
With the rich as well as poor ?
Que is grasping for his millions,
The wolf stands at anotherVdoor.
What is life T Just what we make it,
Is what some of joa will say ;
Then I'd seek its joy and suushinc,
Ere its beauty fades away.
The Irish Troubles
A Counterblast Proclamation to the
Lea que by the British Government.
Earl Cowpcr, Lord Lteutenaut of Ire-
laud, iu a special proclamation issued
Thursday night, declared the laud league
to be an illegal organizatiou, and warded
the Irish people that its meetiugs of all
kinds or in any place will be dispersed
by force. The followiug is the procla
' Whereas an association styling itself
j tlie Irish National Laud League has eX
j isted for smuc time past, assuming to in
t tcrferc with tho Quean's subjects in the
free exercise of their lawful rights, and
especially to coutrol the relations between
landlords and tenants in Ireland:
"Whereas the designs of'the associa
tion are being sought to bo affected by ah
organized system of iutimidaiion, by at
tempting io obstruct tho servicu of the
processes, the execution of the Quecu's
writs and by seeking to deter the Queen's
subjects from fulfilling their contracts
and following their lawful callings and
''Whereas the said association has now
avowed its purpose to be to prevent the
payment of all rent and to effect the sub
version of law as administered iu the
Queen's name iu Ireland:
"Now we hereby warn all persons that
the said association, styling itself the
Irish National Laud League, or by whatt
sover other name it mav be called or
known, is an unlawful and crimiual asso
ciation, nud that all meetings aud assem
blies to carry out or promote its designs
or purposes arc alike unlawful and criini
nal, and w ill be prevented, and, if neccs
We hereby warn all subject of her
Majesty the Queen who may have become
connected with the said association to
disconnect themselves therefrom aud ab
stain from gmng further couuteuance
thereto. - !
"And we do hereby make known that:
all the powers and resources at our com
mand will be employed to protect the:
Queen's subjects in Ireland iu the free
exercise of their lawful rights and iu the;
peaceful pursuits of their lawful callings
and occupations, to enforce the fulfill
ment of all lawful obligations, and to save
the processes of tho law and the execu
tion of the Queen's writs from hindrance
"Aud we do hereby call on all loyal
and well-affected subjects of the Crown
to aid us in upholding and maintaining
the authority of the law aud the suprema
cy of the Queen iu this her realm of Ire
land. "Dated Dubliu Castle, this 20th day of
"By his Excellency's commands.
"W. E. Forster."
A telegram from London says: The
saluting of the British Jlag at York
town creates a deep feeling of grate
ful sympathy. Lvery Kgnlishman
cordially echoes the sentiment of
President Arthur's proclamation. Eng
lishmen have naturally watched the
centennial celebrations, and have
been struck by thefact with which
Americans have avoided offense, and
. the good taste and heartiness of their
allusions to tbe mother country.
Aiueriean sympathy is peculiarly ac
reptable at the present crisis.) It is
siiruificaut that any attempt in Irish
r ' . 1' 1 ,i:o:
tlttUrierS lO WCm: uiiciuanvuai uiiu-
r.nltles. ks in urevious aeitatious, is
' ' From the Cottage neartb. - '
BUSS GASKELL'S RUNAWAY
li u HUSBAND.
- BY EBEN E. It EX FORD.
"Have you seen that letter from
Miss Gaskell's runaway husband ?"
asked Mrs. Devere of Miss Sttiyves
ant. "I remember that I laid it down
somewhere, after I brought it doirn
to read to you, bat where I don't
know, and I can't find it now. Iam
anxious to carry it back before she
comes in. I suppose I oughn't to
have read it without her leave, but
my curiosity was so excited that I
couldn't help it."
'No, I haven't seen it answered
Miss Stuy vesant. Poor fellow ! 1 1
haveu;y:hpught about aoyUung else i
. . . - l
since you reaa i ue letter to mei All
my sympathies are on his side I
wonder how it will end?'
'I don't know,' answered Mrs. De-i
vere. You can't find out auything
from Miss Gaskell. I am anxious to
see the story in print. It will make
something of a sensation, I think.'
'I think so, too answered Miss
Stuyvesant. 'I wonder what Harry
Brand will say when he sees her name
in the papers?'
'He'll probably be moreastouished
than we were, when we found out her
sex-ret, for we knew her so well that
we half expect something of the kind,'
replied Mrs. Devere. 'Oli ! I know
where that letter, is now. I left it in
my room. I'll go and put it back
this. minute, before she has a chance
to discover that we have beer, gratify
ing our woniau's curiosity.'
Miss Taylor, who was sewing inau
adjoinging room, listened to every
word of the above conversation with
wide-open ears, and a look in her
face which the miner's may wear when
he discovers a promising gold-mine.
Here was something delightfully
startling. , Miss Gaskell was a new
comer in Brantley, and stood very
high in the estimation of those who
had formed her acquaintance. Mrs.
Devere and Mis3 Stuyvesant were
visiting her. Miss Taylor had come
there to sew for a week or .two, ami
being ever on ttMj lookout lor any thing
which would furnish food for gossip
and tattle, she had lost no opportunity
of listening to the conversation of the
ladies. Until now, she had heard
nothing which seemed worth while to
repeat. But this day was destined to
be a red-letter one in her calendar.
Here was something as exciting as it
had been unexpected. Miss Gaskell's
runaway husband ! The words fairly
took Miss Taylor's breath away when
Mrs. Devere uttered them. Her maid
en check turned pale with excitement.
Couid it bo that it had been reserved
for her to spread the startling news
that Miss Caskill was not what peo
ple supposed her to be? If Miss
Taylor, spinster, ever gave thanks
to anything, it was for this sweet
morsel of gossip which Providence
seemed to have reserved for her espe
ci il benefit.
She couldn't sew very well after
that. She longed to share her secret
with some congenial spirit. She man
aged to stand it until afternoon. Fin
ding that such a secret, kepi iu her
ancient bosom, was likely to produce
a case of spotaueous combustion, she
put on her bonnet aud shawl, and
left word with the cook that she didn't
feel' very well, 'and guessed she'd go
over to sister Perinlhy's and stay all
night. Mebbe sister Peri n thy could
give her somethiu' that'ud help her.'
'Why ou 'arth ! What's the mat
ter?' was sister Perinthy's greeting,
as Miss Taylor made her appearance.
She could tell by her sister's face that
there 'was something in the wind.'
'Perinthy, you can't imagine!' ex
claimed Miss Taylor. 'I never'd a
b'leeved it if I hadn't heerd it with
my own ears 1'
'What is it?' demanded Perinthy,
now as much excited as Miss Taylor
herself. .'Do unbosom yourself, Al
miry.' And then sister Almiry proceeded
to 'unbosom herself after this fash
ion : -
'You know I alius said, Perinty,
from the time Tfust sot eyes on that
Miss Gaskell, that there was someViiu'
about her I did't like. Wall, my
feelin's was right. Peri u thy, she
hain't what she orter be. . She's a
sailin' under false colors. Perinthy,
she's got a husban' !'
'Now Almiry Taylor!' exclaimed
Perinthy. 'You don't mean that?'
' Ya?, I do, every word on't !' an
swered Almiry, solemnly. 'He's left
her, and them visitors o' hern sympa
thize with him. And it's all comin'
out in the papers, and she's got a fel
ler now, and he don't know a sylla
but o' this!' Miss Taylor was out ol
breath by this time.
Perinthy was speechless with hor
ror at this revelation of iniquity in
High places. ' '
'You see, s the way I happened to
find out this was in this way ;' and
then Miss Tavlor explained the man
lier in which she became possessor of
her delightful secret.
What air you goiu' to do about it?'
j asked Perlnthyby randbyV J 'She's of the jjggrieved
jineu ner name; to Ane nnrcti seuce Uaskeit, ! am
j she's come Jiere, and L uor't. feel, fcr to ex
one, as ef tl could countenance sich
doin's. I b'leeeve that the Lord "has
chose you as a humble instrewrueut to
bring her iniquity to ' light Almiry,
and I'm free to say I thin It it's your
duty to go. right to the Jlder with
tlie hull story.'
I d like to have soraebodv exnlaiu
the meauing of this?' said Miss Gas
kell one morning, two or three days
later, laying a note before Mrs. De
vere and Aliks Stiivvpsnnr Wht
. J " - l' w
have 1 been doing that should call
for such summary. treatment? X cau't
think of any thing.'
lhe note was from the cider of the
church, signed, by the deacns, asking
Miss Gaskell to meet them that after
noon at the parsonage study, to an
swer to some serious charges which
had been preferred against her by a
member of the church.
'I am unablcd to offer any explana
tion,' answered Miss Stuyvesant.
'And so am 1 said Mrs, Devere.
'I think they ought to state what the
charges are, aud
wtiere they come
i.vMi,i u,,.aiu maim 4Bjriui wiiii sister xerintny.
a sign. "A most wisn nc a cnosesome- on a story, to wh
body else; but I won't shirk my du- name of "The fi
i zc i I t i
IV. II 1 IV 1IIIW 11.
1 hat afternoon Miss Gaskell, ac- ; ahead.' It makes her seem somewhat
companied by her two friends, went j ridiculous when it is found that her
up to the parsonage. They were shown ; statements haven't any better found
inlo the elder's study, and there found 1 ation than this one has.'
the two old deacons, Miss Pay lor and
her sister Perinthy. Miss Taylor had
the air ot an old Spartan. Her coun
teuance expressed a consciousness of
importance which gave Miss Gaskell
to understand at once that the troubl
v. - - - -
originated with her. She had
thrown up her engagement for sew
ing a day or two before, probably be
cause her keen sense of religious duty
would not allow her to live under the i
same roof which coveted so deceitful
a person as Miss Gaskell.
'I have come here in answer to a
uote from you, requesting me to an
swer certain chages agaiust myself
suit! MUs Gaskell, coming at the mat
ter with her usual directness!. 'I ask
for information regarding the offenses
1 am charged with.'
The elder rose and began :
'It is a painful duty that I have to
perforin, aud I could wish-' There
Miss Gaskell stopped him.
'I ask to have the charges agaiust
me stated as briefly as possible. Don't
waste any words or time on it. It
isn't worth while.'
Thus confined strickly to business
the elder said :
'i on are charged with leading a
life of !fCPlt i.Ml. T li:ivo lwpn ill-!
frmed that vou have a livino- hus-
band. n,d nr. th nmn i ;,.
eouraainy the attentions of another
man. If this is true, you a.e setting
amoral exam lo before the comniu-
nitv which calls for rphnlcn. This
is the eharee aufnst vou. 1
'A livinir husband !' Miss Gaskell's
face was blank with amazement. 'I
shall be ideased to have vou tell me
who makes such prcprosp-iious charges
'There is the person.' said the elder.
indicating Miss Taylor. Sister Tay-
lor, will vou state to this lady what'
you stated to me ;
'Sister Taylor' rose slowly to her
feet:vith a becoming expression of
meekness on her face, cleared her
throat, aud began :
Brothers and sisters, it's a painful
dntv I have to oprform. but the Lord
seems to have chose me as a humble
i nst rcw met t, and I can't be back
ward in bearin' the cross. Last Mou
day morniu' I heerd this lady point
ing to Mrs. Devere 'tell this one'
indicating Miss Stuyvesant -that she
had lost a letter from Miss Gaskell's
husban' that had ruu away, and then
they went ou a talkin' about him and
her, and the young gentleman that's
paying atteutiou to her, aud about it's
comin' out iu the papers, and how
s'rprised everybody'd be, and other
things; and be bein' in the next room
I couldn't get away, and had to set
and listen to it all. I was thunder
struck with amazemeut. I s'posed
Miss Gaskell was a single woman,
and I'd no idee how matter and things
reely stood tilt then. Bein' a mem
ber o' the church, I felt it my Chris
tian duty to state what I heerd, and
I did so. I feel my unworthiness as
a poor worm of the dust, and hope I
have an interest iu your prayers.'
Miss Taylor sat down with an air
that seemed to say, 'There! j lift up
your head after listexiing tothat,if
you can !'
Miss Gaskell's face was full of in
dignation at first, but the look grad
ually changed to one ojf intense amuse
ment as the truth dawned upon her.
Mrs. Divere was laughing; behiud
her handkerchief when MUs Taylor
sat down, and Miss Btuyveeant was
crying; but the expresMou of her face
didn't seem to indieajte!, that , it was
from grief MissTayioif looked at them
with lofty scorn. Sucli levity km such
a solemn occasion was disgraceful.
'I am happy to hear the statement
party.' said Miss
also liaonv to be aMa
plain the mvsterv. "Tn th fW
place, I have never been the owner of
a husband. In that respect Miss Tay
lor and myself are alike. Here Miss
Taylor .looked daggers at Miss Gas
kell, who smiled back so aggrava
tingly that she wanted to 'scratch her
eyes out as she afterwards informed
4 '-tit mm . .
1 have been at work
ich I have given the
The letter to which she refers is one
which the runaway husband writes to
his wife, explaining the dilemma
which led to bis running away, and
it seems that my friend, Mrs. Devere,
.who had read some previous portions
of the istory, became so curious to
know what explanation he could of
fer for his conduct, that she and Mis?
Stuyvesant took advantage of my ab
sence one aa and read his letter.
which Mrs. Devere mislaid and came
near forgetting to return before I
came home. It was probably their
conversation regarding it that Miss
Taylor overheard. I am sorry that
her convictions of duty have led her
into this unpleasant position, but am
happy to say that I am not the hor
rible creature she has fondly imagin
ed me to be. Next time. I would
advis her to be sure she understands
What slie is ahnni hpf'nro aha muo
Miss Taylor felt faint, she
disappointed. It was such a
sensation ! And to have it all explain
ed away in this manner I She declar
ed, and sister Perinthy agreed with
her that it was really too bad1
What has been Done Visit of Oar Mer
chantsA Thorough Inspection of the
By special invitation of Mr. Henry Ba
con, A8Sitant Engineer in charge of our
harbor improvements, Mr. A. II. Vau-
Uokke.en, Prcsideut of the Chamber of
Coiuinerce,aud a number of our repre
sentative merchauts at 9:30 a. m. yester
day repaired on board the tug James T.
Eauton, Capt. E. D. Williams, for the
purpose ot ascertaining what progress
nau oecn niauu in deepening our nver
and bar channel.
After steaming down the river we landed
at New Inlet aud examined the sea wall,
and found the cap-stones laid before the
great gale of September 9th iutact, the
oysters and barnacles having formed a
cement more impreguable thau any work
! of man
Atter wing the New Inlet breakwa-
; ter we 8teaIue,J oufc hf t,,e lilxUX Uvixd
clmnuel to the 8ea' our obJect bein t0
take actual soundings and ascertain the
! Poetical depth of water on our bar for
VC8Stl8- We-found from our own sound
ings.thd minimum depth of water ou the
! bar to ,M foUrte" and quarter feet, and
! this taktMI at tl,e ver-v lwe8t atagcof the
; til,e t,,e 2a bcIn 8ince u76 five feet
ion the bar aud an average of eight feet
! frwm the inside to the outside buoy.
Hcru was demonstrated the fact (hat a
hwded vessel averaging from 1,500 to
2,000 tons could safely enter the port of
Wilmington and find good anchorage.
On or.r return we passed through the
' new channel, drawing ten feet of water,
beiug cut by Mr. Bacon to facilitate the
the passage to and from the bar and Wil-
; raington. This new channel obviates tho
necessity of vessels beating round the
Horse Shoe, a sand shoal which runs out
a mile into the river, and is a serious ob
stacle to sailing vessels bound to our port
Looking at tho work that has been
done on the limited appropriation, it iuay
safely bo affirmed that every dollar has
done its work, and been faithfully ac
A solid stone curb of 180,000 cubic
yards has been constructed, 4,800 feet
long, costing but $475,000; whilst the
great sea wall of Plymouth, England, not
one-half or one-third as much exposed to
the sea, has cost eight times that amount,
and is not to-day finished, aud will re
mit A 100.000 to comoleto it. The
swashes which were created by the storm
of last September, whilst not more form
idable than, thoso by recent washings,
will require some additional work to ef
fectually close them against the inroads
of the! sea in the future.
The Assistaut Engineer iu charge, Mr
Henry Bacon, has devoted his eutire en
ergies! to this work, and by careful and
uniutcrmitted attention has produced re
sults which, had they been developed in
a more commercially importaut centre,
would have undoubtedly wou for him not
only reputation, but wealth. The com
mercial community of our city owe Mr.
Bacon a debt of gratitude for his devotion
to their interests.
Light seems to be breaking on the
4Dark Continent" ol Africa. Railroads
are being; projected, mining and commer
cial enterprises started, and settlements
of Europeans made, Stauly has blazed
the way for civilization and commerce.
17 : 1
The .Great Planets in Line.
Many comments Lave
been made npon the
of the pdncij a planets
of the Solar System da
ring the present year
and for the next suc
ceeding four or firs
ytars. We gie here
with, as furnished "by
the Danville, Ky., Tri
bune, a diagram repre
senting the position the
planets of oar System
occupied on Jane 19,
1881, together with the
known as the Seven
Stars, or Pleiades. So
remarkable a conjunc
tion has not .ecu red
daring the past three
thousand years, if in
deed it ever before hap
pened within the histo
ry of tbe world since
O EARTH, '
man was placed upon it. It is not solely
nor chiefly because these heavenly bodies
sustain a different relatiou to each other,
irom any Hitherto assumed, for that
might with truth be said of tiiein almost
auy year; but it is because tho position
itself m so peculiar and noteworthy. All
the great bodies of our system, and many
of tho smaller oues, assumed the position
of a right line with the Sun, on the date
above named, June 19, 1881. It is now
well understood that the Sun is the great
centre of Electric action and inflnon
throughout the Solar System, and that
this action is greatly intensified wlien
even as many as two or three of tho prin
cipal bodies of the system assume the po
sitiou of a light line with each other and
with the Suu. It is a well-known fact
that when even tho Moon assumes that
position with reference to the Earth and
Sun (that is at its chauge or full), we usu
ally have a chauge of weather. This re
sults from the disturbed Electrical con
dition, induced by the position of the
three bodies thus iu com unction. Mav
we not theu expect to experience an unu
sual aud extraordinary year in this re
gard Aud this will probably continue
lor tno succeeding lour or five years to
come. Certainly the vear has beeu a re
markable one with the elements so far.
It will not surprise us if these extraordi
nary phenomena not only continue, but
grow in intensity, throughout the months
that arc to follow.
Moke Cottok Mills. An exchange
says that during the past twelve mouths
$1,000,000 has been invested by eastern
capitalists in two cotton factories at Au
gusta, Ga. the Eutcrpiiseand the Siblej
with $1,000,000 and $3,000,000 capital,
respectively, of which about one-third
was taken South. A new mill the King
is projectedwith a capital of $1,000,
000 ; one-quarter of this amount has been
subscribed at Augusta, and the balance
is being raised iu the North. At Atlanta
a cottou mill is being built by two firms,
one of Ciucinnatti and one of Atlanta, the
two firms takiug all the stock. It is al
most impossible to find a city in tho
South iu which there is not a new factory
building or organizing, the usual plan
beiug that local subscriptions are made
for one-ths.rd of the capital stock, and the
balance is readily laised at the North
Without exception the factories are pros
perous, and where one is built it is ad in
ducement and argument for more.--Xeic
Fisn Al'TIiokitv vs. Facts. Prof.
Baird, of the United State's Fish Com
mission, promulgates the theory that no
fish, or at least no fish of any size, will
spawn before the third year nfter their
generation. Iu the face of this doctrine
from this authority Capt. S. B. Alexan
der, of this conuty, reports that the land
locked salmon which he placed in his fish
pond iu their infancy "a year ago have
spawned this season.
Dr. Scarr, keeper of Elmwood cemete
ry, also reports ihat the young carp plac
ed iu the cemetery lakes a year ago havo
also spawned this sea sou. The Observer
is requested to suggest to Mr. Olds, of the
Ke8 d; Observer, to interview tho State
fish commissioner, Mr. Stephen Worth
on the subject. Charlotte Observer.
Pans has more poor thau any city in
tho world. The number of registered poor
who have received relief duriag tho pies
eut year reaches the number of 354,812
of whom 200,000 recejve outdoor relief.
The number supported wholly by charity
is over 150,000. In 1789 every tenth per
son was a confirmed iiatiper. The annua
poor rate iu Paris is 114 francs per head
or $125 per family. Paris supports 28,
000 orphans aud foundlings, pays the ex
peuses of 15,000 mothers too poor to de
fray them themselves, and has the names
of 50,000 poor families ou its official list.
New York Herald : During tho rebel
lion nearly half the volume of the mouey
of the Confederacy was counterfeit. It
was niade in this and other Northern ci
ties with the tacit consent of tho authori
ties, who looked upon its manufacture
aud circulation as one of the most effec
tive of blows at the rebellion. Tho only
difficulty found iu passing it was that it
looked too good to be geuuiue. This is
the money which tho foreigu speculators
should by all means purchase. The coun
terfeit is far better than thejgeuuiue arti
A New York Broker advertises for 81,
000,000 worth of Confederate bonds, and
expesses a willingness to pay for them
at the rate of one-quarter of one per cent.
Miss Louisa Montague, ForcnancVa
beauty, will sue the Lonisville Kailroad
Company for $100,000 damage for the in
ury sustained in the acciden t on the road
a short while ago.
One of the "Sisters." of the in
vent of this place, has a small rin
of bcreige which they cliam is a gen
uine piece or a veil worn by tho Vir
gin Mary. Quite ancient. Hickory
And that sister believes it!
Col. Meacham. who lias iust v.
urned . from the tJlb 'cbnntrv. ha
divulged some important secrets dis
covered while there. Ho says the
general opinion that tho Indian is
naturally fond of strong drink is n
great mistake. They are not tin like
other men: some like it. nf lir
not. When an Indian is once con
verted to temperance he is there for
ever, lie declared that
nstauce is known of a converted Tn.
dian ever becoming a ilnmL-ir,! Tt,
Colonel is evidently of a very differ
ent opinion from that nrmv offir
who lately averred that he had ecen
;ood Indians but thev were all
dead. Ntxcs d Observer, ' 1
Arc the Indians to be conauercd?
The experiment is in nrorrress. at inv
rate, and we shall be glad if it nrovo
successful. Besides the fiflv or sixtv
ludian youths now at Hamilton. Lieut.
Brown, of the Army, is on way with
ten boys and five girls betoneinar to
Sitting Bull's baud, ard will probably
reach Hampton in a week. The boys
ami gms are io remain three years.at
school, and, will, besides the BV,
learn various trades, when they wilt
return to their .ribe to practice what
hey have learned under nay of the "
United States Government. Will
they have learned the superiority of
civilization over barbarism, and bv
the force of their precept and prac
tice compel a recognition of their bet
ter state ? Certainly the experiment
is worth trying, for if it prove too-
cessful the Indian problem will havo
been settled. And why not treat the
Indians like human beings? Wash-
nigrum l utl.
The current rumor that there is a
largeamoitntof money now inthebank
of England to the credit of ex-Con
federate government is accepted by
many as the cause, but this rumor has
met with a denial. The Weldou News
says: "Some time during last summer
we saw a private letter written by
Mr Benjamin in answer to one ad
dressed to him ou this subject. Ho
said there never had been any money
in Jiaiglaud belonging to the late Con
federacy except a few odds and ends
which he get together and turned
over to Col. Mcltae, of Wilmington,
who appropriated them to the use ot
ex-President Davis and his family
while Mr. Davis was in prison. He
also said if there had beeii any such
money there the Lnghsh holders of
Confederate bonds would have seized
it. Moreover Mr. Benjamin said he
was surprised that any intelligent
person should believe there was any
such money in England. Homc-Devi-ocrtU.
A correspondent of the New York
Tribune wrote of North Carolina
troops at Yorktown as follows :
"North Carolina proves to be second
only to Virginia among the Southern
States in the number of her troops,
but she has too much variety of uniform
for the best effect." That was true,
especially iu regard to the blankets.
1 he 'tone of the above is, however,
far different from the mean fling
which the correspondent of the Phila
delphia Press made about our boyu.
He said they wore butternut clothing
and had the appearance of being
mcouthiners. It ill becomes Phi'a lel
phia, whose people through the iniqui
ties of a protective tariff have grown
rich by the legalized robbery of agri
cultural communities, to sneer at tho
want of splendid uniforms ou tbe
backs of our impoverished Caroli
nians. North Carolina proportion
ately sent more troops to the centen
nial than Philadelphia, and while
showing her patriotism incidentally
gave evidence of her poverty, for
which in part we have to thank these
same Phiiadciphians. Indeed, patriot
ism and poverty are usually found
together, while riches and corrup!oi
are closely allied. The former is our
part; the latter we yield to Phila
delphia. As for the North Carolina
troops being moonshiuers, that is a
petty sneer beneath contempt. But
there was a time when some of them
might have met the Pennsylvanians
by mooulight aloue had the latter not
been averse to an eucounter with our
brave "moonshiners." News & Oli
The Color and Lustre of Youth arercstor
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 ptrity.
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