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AN AI'rr.Vl.IN A!YK.'Tl'i:i:
Tlu emsode i am viownz to reave
cecum d i.t far from the town-hip ;
of Uoivliam, YirtoriM, Australia.!
Where the exact locality is I hive
l!o inu-uti"i: iif divulging ; but if any
of my renders are nequainttd with'
the ji irt of the. world 1 ret:r to, they
wid n ni inbt r tha' there exists one;
of two l:ir,;o Mie;im vvilltin iho wide-
radius I haw named. Jeidt-? one ol
these rivt is
tS.rrev:isslai.dnjr.aUu',si.t ll0I.a ,.13 . ,4j
twenty yars a -o, a hut l;''"iti1()1,,lll.ewaSoutA"
known at the lloimsl: ad as Ihe jep; iJti,;u .:, i- -1Q niu va
tai-r Pinion; ami u wu m in iu.u
iny lot placed me as a h.-tkeeper. 1
. ... . i :i. ... . . 1 .... il. .4
men at me i'vep rai.i tuition ioi
r.J of t'nft
wish to kintw win) I am, 1 will '-ra'i
f'y their cui i i, it v ( Jar as to 'state
that I was leu :i i:i tho i orth of Ivig
laiid. M f i!h i u'; i n-t'i '. Ur.idcs
ir.an. 1 1 gav- un a far rdueu i n,
lint I su-vi r t':i 'iV.t d lit;' expectation
formed of : o T.:is niht while I
writ I -: tt ;! v.v.xhi
thi4t 1 tu i'i uec. i .U.e. ie.
I -M ;!' Jiutliin:' to prove
t i e world. I
am a p- ot !; . 1
with a v. il !
dt i' and work
i;s 1 oMeli (!.u i
of my f' ri:nT t :
l; 1 hUii; f a::
much lit-- . vt r; I
biiiihght .-"I"' :
t ree.' ; 1 i.i.i; '';
w iii v- v i .-
t h" i-i'tt tsi In;. -
1 ru..'i liaj
.;Iiul' t W.IU-
i. a th
, .!; tr i m1 M'eiie
.:.c'. 1 like the
v i d j'iait.s as
the j;lovv of the
li'..'f ra. -. on the
il ..i iy -raijS of
lii 1-ht. s' il; moon
: from t o.vii; I
ii:;t, ".;:!' f;!ia,)
r near io whitt
wi lu i i
); iwclv' xearai
ul'o.s hiir.tti'.l; ,
li.'V: wi-h lit t ..
aojd eiij Vi d my I
j K lit, l'. i tr:!'. .
! a tit re. A ' I ;i:
t V I'j v v.
hi i wrirr, i- i'i
my loe.i.-.', :o.d t
AO-ll h OA' I o it it.
W l: :1
t- t. !i
t V.a'k- -1
il ol i.o: -
i 1 h. (; i .
l.'u-v 1. e.: i . !
1 door io a'.v.
.S , li..- o vii'
ga:iopi.-d io i
lal "tJo.d v.;
llt.ua! cai.c it;i
H tl a;n th:i ;:, .
"I eai.t .v.a 1
Bill," in- ; li 1 jt;
ttk- u:i ;
about i-g:iin. I
oi lit-r. J; -. i,::
i-al i i
' I .
f I W:i!l
:! vs are
.;t;;i in ;n
v.i -a ;ier or
let d ?"
"We i.v.r quit,;
".! till M l? i i
i .o uii t-.; t :ji
M.m'm i:iih, ; i i.'v
ev iot: ; Jmi!
; 1 h' II lit; iiOIlic
' -; 1 .-. iw t hem
Mi c on;).'
, .shad o.v of n
or, aud Mat en-
the J.' t !;'.
in a i trirli
i.o; fior :V
r vt an h i
pa-S (1M O'-k If ;!.-
At this iii -t r; n.
cnan dark :: ! thf;
4'(m:o1 evenii g,
to Mr. S -ai.d ;!.
dH Ci) t
1 --iiin l.o:n; ;
a J'i w i;ii-;.:i,.'
(: is :
the oaw if.::-.''
Mat," rep; led
; i or.
I) v, then
iji-.i oi l.'iy markei
d i a;j t see two of
them up to-morrow,
the MiO 'g, pleasant
o;ceof tiie Kpi.-iit. r. ' Dili -fiyyou ve
nongh powder and ku.d. The blacks
sire alioiit, do you know tha V"
1 1- . . . i.
uiinout w.'tiiin' lor an answer
Mr. S nroivtded to uu!o his horst
.....l l t i .,!.-.. ir .i
iiU'lill. I'l i.i'iillll. lieil
guess you L;id
American) said: I
belter atop to-night,;
"litjum: is il,sf up. One -'f tho
fthe p i .o::.-'..e of v.as hpe-iie..."
"1 h'-iiid ic were bhic!; Miows
ab-jiit,'" null Mr. -.S , delaying to
mo n. ' h.-t i;,m jj ::if(. enough;
',1've got my ri:! s riih im."
"'lhc re too rloso,'' responded the
shepherd, iii'u,- liiiiu u panikin
of tea, nud coidr.iry to his custom,
standing his o;:.- ag-dmst it: table.
We lookul at !nm iiKpii'ingly. Ho
knelt his re wandt-riug over and
arottiHl th., Ji.udcs ..vhde hu cxplaiucd:
"Wat , vi,.. K;,. ....... .p.;,' .i.f.
pear-uoi.iI on ih crawier, I look
"h(ut me purJy s! a,p, mt myui
see iKithin' till L v.: h ieaviu' the belt
th iv, when j M'M,tc,i ollc o tlC v.u..
ijnids unA; j;,' ihruugh the grass
Jile a Hiidv'j. I was oiu' toL'ive, him
.. . : i i
pi.i, i). ii. i saw another
wriggle in i
Ms wai-e, and then suioUier;
ontiii,i(ct tho narrator, with
iln ... . .... rp j j i '
J .1 II t l.U .Of HOW, 1 reckon.
flow oi exi ('.'r.itioii
wis .1 ;-.t the .,f n... ; .... ,.-,.,:i..t . x i... w 1 ... . s. , .States, and over a million mninritv nf i ui;iu Simple
, . ' .....w lul(;. vu L vw. v.as m -Ki n oy any oi us; onr .sole tie- , : . -, . , r 1V rt tnmr oi fl,;,.,,. nr
r ;. I i no ... . i. :-.. i.n- t..o co.u- ... .... .a...., M,i ..... i,..(J ,.. , ' t ..A .same verdict: and lastly, havimr fair- v t0 knmf an thlliS of
Imx ,( !,!; j'hv was- , r t, Vl..,V 7 ' Z ...i V. . i:. T f.'r ' Hua lv considered the chapter nf ffcir. the management of
..:;: a v.y o , i .! !:.-.:; . a t;i:l(jH;. -i.i ckiv on ti e ..round !t..i . ,,A fi-.d .... .n t neid, all betouled with his own cor
. . . . . , . , i-ii i ;iti!i uia not soon arrive it was eer-: a . , ... : . . v . :
ii.lU- o. -..m ..:. ' -:, m.!..- 'I'.au ii.x e.v s! ' .said M it. f.;i n... ! h d.-nmu-s wh.t uvr trvi Ui
-.j- - - - In t, o.J-r: ' J hoi S - whcl Md ; ConstitutiomdGoyernmeut, his patri- Jjrean apication for a vforto
v... w- : i.- ... . in- tuv i i;.'s;. !!i:u.i,vu..!:,,. f... .1 ........ t; .... i -. . .. iiaucoeii s fiiamctfir. ma nevntion t.r
: " : : J.- L' a Patriarch -..ivustiu. uo.-. th. i.i-"""v juc xr,..!toChaP
: ,.::.PV7'' r . 1 rlh,r thia aia-kc.fthoimtigess. Bid,sick; t '. Jue i nr(zi,cz, : tvd rb
: Vi " . - . ; ' - .-": uiy Xd on hi u iv cabl age tree oa a pillow, and ' l" .a W "me io ure:K rancs.; ; r;'"; r.nVv b melting
...a-, r :. . ;..-. ... atej!y.,u i.i junt g) out and bid ; ' l" .wJ. n " i " j 1 qnantity of gly
, . , . . i v..w. u'mc uu coiiiu id uifiii t'o'M evwiinj;. i;oui oar tu
,,,v . -o uMt. :,.t ..n.nwii iu shade. ltv.ss
;o.i r i.i'." .-.I...' i. - i . .'. t.it:
fla.vh :: ar.' 1 I: a.r. of ih-
tthei. I,, f . l, l, iuuu1 't J1U- your back. Here Doctor.'
Vr :- ' f''-aV d'"' '-"ds.nick, Tho messnffe waa BCrawled, an
r k..o.. 'U-c;ieStvatheuoubdi!filst(,ncJloDoct ft littlo
'11'. li'lfl ' L- 1 ' V 111' 1 .
, .Oreo to drive him to tho extreme end
.of the hut. At the same instant a
: spear whizzed through the open door
, way, ana quivered m the slabs be
"15 v gum-
Moro remarks were drowned by a
loud quivering snort fro n the poor
horse; a moment afier, and he rolled
heavily across the hut door, eoiuplete
ly blocking the entrance.
Matt muttered away: "First
rate for us coons ! Ye'd better bar the
door, B ill D ctor ! doctor! doctor
lt ! Ist !" Th dnr 1nnr,fl.l nil fl.A
; cou,K)i,enug through tho loopl
: 1e hld ltjt dowu lhe wiudo,v
was preparing for action as unc-on-cerne
ily as the shcplierd.
T!:ese ouiyt bravj men inspired
me with couJi.lence, and I remember
thiukiUjaK 1 threw water on the lire,
so a. 4 to extinguish ail light that the
black fellows had met with their
mitch. Uy this time the moon was
up, and the light was gradually grow- j
u;g on tlie lanutcape. At iirst we
c.uli dihcriu tho outlines of the
tret.'H,aud then, as the night withered, j
tlie white seared gras bctwe.n the ;
shadows. There was a long time of i
fcilence.-M.it. Mr. S ami mvseit !
w' u.m.is imuiiyu uic ivi'iim-;
es and were closelv waichiug for anv i
;: j.:;t .t.ti..A Tno convulsive -
ii..d our lurr.ls ihioimh the oonnol-1
.-hiuiderings of iho hoivo had ceased., i
und there was a paiuJul bileiic., ihe j
pia.ier ami Mat weio like two stat- !
ues, aaa notwithstanding the. quiet
bieat hitig of the dog alii the croak
ing i f ihe fr. gs along tae li-.er there
seemed to be a frighliul significance
.n i he silence th;t was brooding above
tlie.-c bounds. Every instant I was
e:;pec iug a rush from the outside,
but there was not a s-vjn or sound lo
betray the presence of any enemy
lhe shtep were camping quiedy
ioun i mo hurdles. tiiene the
t.-i -ht :uuuu tue white tieeces miu
W i-.lt. 1--t olii:lgJl
j'-i ciudfo ji i, idti r a-io iiermLeiVfxl,
..iui ii.i niiiH Wi.perin tone.
ioe next. mo"vjt tiie iii&t
raugoui una uiyriad echoes. As itili
dcidu hL'jiil followed, ns thy dark fig
i:re oi a man leap, d with a sadden
loree from th umbuih and fell pn-n-,
viUrghng out idood and broken words.
'.o-a, bo.s." said Mat, looking out,
but fctili rharunsu: "hf-v vards io t!irt
iigut of the hurdle."
Joos (Mr. li ) changed the di
rt elioii of the gun, and fired. The
hie' widi the color i.f tue irrass Mnn.rav f,..i, i,.,..ia ,t i majority ol
n. :.,!. ..f ! "v " "v AV "" . tt"u dared that Samuel J. Tildn wa, tbnir tend the road to
t,r black flie straface; ; J .l . 1": clnice for President of the United I Righ pape s furnish
all wuvu..a.... avnr .i uuiin wuicu lime noi. a word , , , . . , -
;i : . i i i.e su u- ,: ,.. .... ;i.i tu' . t. .. P . . , , , the free white voters vptwIm-I 1P "iQUiry li eie among
It?. ii..ti.,. . J i.. "J
from ihe other two guns, but owing j
to, Hiv Silence hitherto, lift Uliljt h.iv. i
s'eu ot the opinion tint the portion!
of the hut where I Ktoo 1 was uuoccu-
pied. For an instant I could not be
nothing thiough the smoke, but it.
cleared almost immediately. Just as
the shepherd sai l: "Don't shoot j
again he's fixed," I saw the poor
wretch staggering wildly towards the j
hut, and then falling" with a dull i
Konnd. (jrod iorgivo mt it was very
' . like murder. Tnis was the first life
I had ever taken. The next thin - I
u . r r.
faad nm buU
asking mo If
"Have you any iu the hut ?," j
Mat informed ns that we were I
'tno'd much in the same way as ho!
would ted the overseer that the rx- j
iiui)K were short. He quietly pulled
i. is gun from the loophole, saying,"I
have only one more pill to keep our
sliins whole. We'll hev to trust to
Mat's dog Doctor was partly a
Smithfield and partly a Newfouad-
I laud. He had been trained by him
I to all kinds of tricks. Amongst oth
ers, he repeatedly took wriiteu mes
i 8ares to the station when attached to
his collar, aud I presume this was the '
object Mat had in view when refer-!
ring to him as capable of procuring
"Mister, dye think you kin rite a
uuui.tu Mjjui.j aceujeu iu binu uuwii 1 long Jiiue feiiut ter witn some noise
, .so qiackly, so calmly, k helplessly and held up "the dummy. Iu a mo
i that i felt a strange thrill of pity. j merit a dozen spears passed through
' lie s fixed, safe as houses; let's ! the aperture, aud I let the window
; phytic another or two, aud maybe j fall, ai though one of us waa mor
they'li make Hacks," again muttered j tally wounded.
the shepherd, in a tone of surpre-ssed There was a wild shout without. At
jjleo. "Cool;, why the devil don't j this time the black fellow who car
oti shoot V Squaut round that ! ried the log was within a few yards
block to the right of the wattle." jof the hut, and I heard Mat prepar
Looking in the direction indicated ling for his move outbids. Looking
by Mat, whose eyes setrinod every-! out as quickly as I could, I had just
: where, I aaw tho figure of a man j time to see his tail figure emerge be
partially visible agninst the ground, jyuud the shade as the but end of his
, He was evidently shelterinir hiui&elf ! sun fell crashiiiL' on the head of the
missage in the dark, or by the moon- j last bullet brought down the nng
lijjht askia' the hands at the Home- leader.
stead to come this wav? No time
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i ., . . . , 01
I.O lUbU.X HtO L11H Utilities UOtlLTmrr ;
rounu tne nut. uni, kiiocjj away
. i Q.-- f tl,Q r(t o1nl.l,Al,;.7l
'- IJ:AV U. HUG IllttU VU1UU 1
PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C,
jless than a miuute, and the noble
! brute who seemed to know the dan
g r, stood anxiously trembling till
the preparations were completed.
As I before stated, the hut stood
close to the stream, and from the
rear the bank sloped abruptly to
wards the water. The American for
the first time seemed affected. When
the men fell uuder our shots, there
whs not the slightest change percep
tible in his voice; but the few words
he fcpoke to his dog were broken aud
singularly soft. I'll be sworn there
were tears in the man's eyes. Every
thing beiug at last prepared, he spat
upon tho dog's muzzle, held his head
close to his cheek for a moiiint or
two, and theu pressed him quickly
out of the hole and away down the
We listened anxiously for a time,
andtheD there arose a wild jabbering
for a minute, the next instant we de
tected a yelp of pain.
'My God said I, involuntarily,
'the Doctor's speared."
".No, he arn t darn ye!' snapped
"ife's jist touched, aud no
Ha 11 do it."
' He must be quick, then," said
Mr. H ; the black devils have struck
a light somewiu re, and they're 'oin'
to bum us out. Look!"
niiur . ill..r.,,.antd m.
- J " IX I lUll J DUtU- I
uiii- me moveuienw or tne savages
through the litt'e loopholes and we
saw i f! imiiKi- iir i.i.t vwi,i'Ti.,!tu.Mi,.u
the air, and "scutttriti" spaiks in nil t
directions. It fell on the stri
bark root above our heads
ami uuuiher came, but it did not ap-: tu ; T? ?ima8 a e srcain o1
pear to us that any of them had ta. I years let. him recaU aU the incidents
ken eflect. a,ul evei"S of reconstruction ; let hnn
By this' time the black fellows had 1 over f" eiJ jeora of oppres
gathered courage. Believing that ! 0:1 Jfsrulo corruption ; let
onramuniti ,n wU expeDdC man ! re tlprcssive and bulldoz
of ihem had left cover, and might be ! 1" an,d "Uve measures passed
seen flitting about likesptctres. They ! 7 11 "It2,,f BV let
had kindled a fir some distune, n& ' down to lhiG and the C use the
and acn jf.s its plain Kh:,dn .,,,,!!
me lire urainis were thrown n
i door after me, mister, bat
.show them heels open it. You
Through the slabs he said binie DW
! .l;-.- t n-i, i. ...,;.. i,' qi
When he gits clote to the wattle
open the window, and
pillow. Take care of
Ah soon as the black
prop up the
fellow c&me I
to ttjj poiut indicated, I opened the
lire bean r. The door was opened
a IVT.Lt-. turned it. vnniiv.d Imt nna
or two bounds to taice him to tho
door, but the savag-s were too quick
Ifor hi'.u with their spears. He staff-
gercd through the entrance and fell
just as he cleared the threshold,
"Caught iu the tLigh, I guess," he
exi-Jaimed, as ho slowly recovered
himself, and painfully struggled to
the window. "Don't mind the spear."
he remarked to me as I approaced
I him; 'it's better as it is, till help
j "If it ever does," thought I.
The American's sortie, I believe,
! hd rather a disastrous eflect, for the
black feilows seemed to conclude at
once that our amuuition was all ex-
peaded, and they thronged round
the hut without caring to shelter
j In a short time the crackling of
I flames on the roof put an end to our
! trouble. The hut was on fire, aud
there was nothing left for us but an
attempt to dash out and clear the
aborigines. I proposed this, but
Mr. S would not try without Mat,
and underneath the blazing roof, with
clubbed guns, we grimly awaited the
final attack. The American's rifle
rested iu the loophole where he had
first taken zp his position,
There's the worst of them," Ma
said looking along his weapon; he's
coming up with a log to stave the
door. He'll never do it," and our
There was a consternation and a
i ...u4: i
uuiUBU UUUOU1 lUUU. auci ID liiuao
;oi auout nve minutes, tne wuoieiorce
,J Icicrc vncliod ohn'otinrr rn
. . . ... . .i i i
our little garrison. A moment's
surge ontsido, and the door fell back
'as Mr. S-' gun swung down 0:1 th
WJW C .u.y...jj " "
I ,w.V.,V1.fc . , , ' r "I- -"- fn ftei. under tl.ia rr.vii Annni. i r k"w w"wu
. v ioi uniitriuif oacK mo aaimnisr.raT.ion u ;ubcu i,.
reuo.-t ! While sneaking Mat uubirred the : "4 i'-oi.uiau io a oasis oi economy ' T" r;r:.' . .r . , ! glovescan be put on to km
& i. - . i j. t i ii ; u 1 1 t 1 1' i iin TirnTinQiTiMn 4j t- hima t . t . .
ido( r. H slipped out noiselessly as ' ,U1U i,ul U"S auti resionng me : i - - ," 7 clothes froru being soiled.
: . i : . 3 ; Constitution as it came from the hands the Seaboard road in building the ex ltii. t .!T
lie Luuoi ii' ii.u ino hfiiiuiiee. , :
crow ling savages with terrific force,
felling the two foremost like-oxen. I
remember a wild struggle with our
guns and fists. Mat and the squat
ter towered above their opponets like
giants, fighting with terrible energy.
The black fellows had forced me to
the ground; one was shortening his
grasp of the spear to drive it through
my body, whn I felt a gush of blood
spouting over my face and chest, just
as the savage fell on me mortally
wounded. Then I remember a hur
rah outside and the cracking of ri
fles. "That was a good back-handed
blow," said Mat, faintly, "I guess the
cook's got another squeak. D'ye hear
that? Hooray! Knowed the doctor
i'd do it, said he, with renewed ener
gy; "take that;" and I heard the dull
sound of another blow, and a low
moan of pain as the station hands
rushed in. The doctor soon recorer
ed. So did Mat, who is now one of
the richest men in the colonies. I
well, I have a large scar across my
Think Well Before You Bolt.
' , f emucrai, uegins io
j feel hke breaking ranks before the
j November election our advice is that
Whenever a Democrat begins to
1 s r . ,L
! uire?ces of the last hfteen years.
i Let hnn go back to 1865, and bring
quietly ana reuect upon tneoc
1 "it B , .
UP efoTe hi,n the Pcise condition
of the foiinf.rv o.f fhsif. fiiriA lt Ytm
11 outn as sue sto defeat-
bVOHet to determine elections; let
: him turn to the vote of that year
- 1 A1,
when over a Quarter of a million'1116 m Raleigh, a resolution was
the free electors de-
runt evil iWd. and fb.-n cnnwilriiwr
,. , ' , ..
i , .t Tr , f PfPie.t( name
ine i resKient oi tne united States ;
01 l , Is"nprs Pfennig mtact all
amendments thereto. This is the
r i i . ii .....
work to be done. The.ie are the
! facts to bs considered We think you
j will conclude it is much better to
stand firmly by the old, true, tried
lmrt to 8 off after new fiods I
and new financial will o the-whisps
In your reflection turn to North
Carolina and recall the daj-s of Can
by and the carpet-baggers, the times
of Holden and the Kirk war the days
of debauchery and robberies and
wastefulness ; and then say, will you
Drean ranKs now to Help elect sucn
fd1nwa aa T?.TVr- nnrl Toii-i !- rVr
- - - .v
stood by consenting to, if they did
. t a. i i . i i i b - t - in iiiii ihi'h i ii f i r iiiiT rno ii-i 1 i-xvaiapais .
not nai-t.ip.mAtA in f.h onmou andifl,. . ...k:..i. ' '
outages; such felloTvs
who was the paymaster under Hoi
den when the Kirk cut throats were
aDusmg, cursing, tnreatemng and im
prisoning the eloquent and pure Judge
Kerr, the estimable Dr. Roan, the de
fiant Joe Turner, the excellent Mr.
How, of Yanceyville, and twenty or
thirty others of the best citizens of
that portion of North Carolina ; such
fellowsas Dr. Norment, whose speech-1
es are said to teem with violence and!
vulgarity, and yonnff Moore, of Eden-
ton, whose grandfather, Judge Au
gustus Moore, would have died soon
er than be found cheek-by-fowl with
the crew of plunderers that robbed
and degraded and persecuted the old
State. Think of these things, and
then resolve that come what may you
will be true to your mother, true to
yourself, true to the pure principles
you have espoused hitherto, and from
now until November 2d ends you W1U
battle for the Democratic party on j
whose success we beheve mour heart j
depend the safety and perpetuity of ,
oar republican mstitutions, mcludmg j
the nrht to vote as von nlease. and i
o f- ' -
joy both civil and religious liberty.
The Republican party has departed
so far from the true Constitutional
paths of the fathers that they are ut
terly incapable of even understanding
what those principles are that give
safety to the citizen, perpetuity to ci
vil freedom, and local self govern
ment to the States. In France, in
the last century,they talked of liberty
J 1 i 1 S Tfc
w;nen tne streets 01 iraris were run-
mng with blood, and the most cruel
ana remorseless tyrants were wreax-
uig weir vengeance upon uuo nuy
hated. So now, in this land of the
upon those they
free, the Radicals prate of a pure bal-
lot when thev are constantly, pertin -
acionsly, deliberately corrupting it;'
and tlk of liberty and law flippantly
and eloquently, when they are des- j
troying the one and trampling the :
other under their remorseless feet.
OCTOBER 21. 18S0.
A Productive County.
Rev. Dr. Pritchard in a recent let
ter to the Biblical Recorder thus
speaks of Mitchell county :
"I have been in twenty two States
of the Union and have seen no where a
county in which a bv ng can be made
so easily a3 in Mitchell county. I
have been in Buncombe, Madison
Henderson, Wilkes, Burke, McDow
ell and other mountain counties of
North Carolina. I have also travel
ad through the mountainous sections
Virginia Maryland and Pennsylvania,
and I am veiy sure 1 have never seen
so fine a mountain region as the coun
ty affords. The soil is marveDoulv
rich, and I would want no better fer
tilizer for many of the eastern farms
than the natural soil of this county ;
even the very tops of the mountains
are as rich as the alluvial deposits of
Red River or the Tr nity or Brazos
bottom of Texas. I s.nv lands on
which had been grown, I was told,
fifty bushels of corn to the acre, cul
tivated exclusively with the hoe. Bro
J. W. Ayers, who has a fine farm on
the Roan Mountain, has said that he
can pick out ten acres of his land,
and if a man will cultivate it as he
prescribes, without a pound of fertili
zer, and he does not make a thousand
bushels of corn on the ten acres, he
will give the lands.
And there is water Avrvvrrlinvi . if
reallv somnd in math t
tliemore water I found branches,
creeks or small rivers are to be found
every few hundred yards, and fine na
tive grasses, affording good pastur -
age and abundant. I saw boss fat
enough to slaughter, running in the
woods, and the cattle were generally
fat, but of inferior breeds."
It. & A. A. L. It. It.
At a late meetiag of the stockhold-
i ers of tne Raleigh and Augusta Air
Past?" aninonzing the directors to
those most like-
that road fails!
fn 1i.nf aiiir i..f.mof;n n ..k
! J0"- " will be remembered that at
!M,0Wv0m,Lw OQI!.u, t .
SftnMtomiunu ; a;
tension, which would rive an inde-!" , 7 . r, n eu
pendent line to Portsmouth from all ' 7 Lv 1 '
Southern points, and thence to North Ue heao SnS' ?
ern cities.-Charlotte Obsei-ver. tnn fc l .? of sweet oil
of almonds.half an ounce of spermac-
A ('ttriotis Clock.
A fine specimen of horological art aiQd add gradually one once of glv
has been lately added to the German- j cet ine, aud stir until the mixture is
ic museum at Nurnberg. It has been 'cold. The ointment can be scented
er-ctd at the expense of the princes j ith any perfume to uit the fancy,
of the roynl house, and is intended as i Keep in wide-necked bottle. JLmer
a memorial of the Wittelnback jubi-1 lean Agriculturist.
lee celebrated a few days ago. Tho j m fc
clock is placed at an elevation of 14: Sheen and Wool
J 2 metres cr little over 4G feet. It
:.. .1.. J '.I. l .1 t
; is tmii. uumeu wiiu ornamental WOrK
! i medhevel stvle. and several gilt
S The i.S in-
tendc Ho be expressed is that the
I iWnriAi. .nW. n.11 b..B m...
1 K. J CAUironUU ID iJllZLtJ LI 13
ces its king, who governs under the 3 flZ- - ? u- i? ra8
. , i i " ea to live pounds. This home nro
pro's '.on of God. Above is the sit- i,..,- , i a
- , ., 0 . ail duetion oi wool does not more than
ting figure of the Saviour, and below ; imir fi,a , . I" ?
that of Louis II..
Around the Saviour
! r-id,r nf .,.
clock bells, others blow trumpets, oth-! S3 2fV f- 5 m. C?u "
ftl-. hold a curtain behind the W, 5Zp Tmin 1 nJ ""1 ? 'S"
before whom the citizens bow down Z a?L?! iPrt trftde
rarcrentlr. An Wrintinn rAem.ds!tca,nb4:evei0Pef The success
the object and authors of he work. ufacture iu California w tht
The old arms of the Palatinate arejfofa41 ro -A. . . "
set below. The whole work is in the
style of the fourteenth century.
Freak of a Foreman.
Superior Court met in Suow Hill,
Greene county Monday. The gmnd
jury was sworn in nud sent below to
te t TUo foreman WGUt to
k wUh a Qn ft botfcle of wUig.
k howeVGn IltJ tot M (lrnnk HS a
dimsh d aI1 tUo witnoaa.
es f tbem th Jt je Wlg runni
tba of tbe Coiirt aud ljJit sLe
. ,r , . .
i stood anjourneci until me next term
An,i tmt ,hfeV ii m;Lrhf home and
come eome more next time. Tues
day our genial, jovial, good Solicitor,
Swiff Galloway, discovered that the
grand juy had passed no bills and
he could not even get his witnesses to
answer, and an investigation disclos
ed the above st.te of facts. Friend
Galloway is a very pious man, but it
is said that the scripture he quoted on
the occasion was few and far between.
The Jud -t ig 8aid would bablv
, - u tbe Bid foreman of the grftnd
111.,n,Annfomnf frt .nnrf flrfl,.
j "L-.y Exoress.
i Th? Texas Tribune says
late 'atmospherie.il freshness' ha?
brought on many cases of Coughs
and colds, and Dr. Bull's Cough Syr -
up is in greater demand than ever."
I Price only 25 cents.
Any one in the country, however
limited his space, can keep bees at a
ccn nderable profit, for it must be re
collected that they have the whole re
gion round theui to roam il and free
ly forage for honey, no matter to whom
the lands belonj;. Thus those who
possess the fewest acres are just as
well off for be i pasture as those who
possess th e most.
Think of the hundreds of fruit trees
within a circuit of a few miles around
nearly every one's habitation, whose
uuinftio is early spring blossoms in
vite all the bees of the neighborhood
to come and s-p their nectar freely
- 1 ill i rw..
miu wuiiom price, men, there are
thousaOds of wild flowers ; and soon
following, millions of white and red
clover heads ; the blossoms of grain,
of peas, of beans, and other things
during the summer, which ihe eye
of man dons not note, but the acuter
one of the bees does.
Then in autumn there are fields of
buckwheat, and wild flowers still lin
ger in abundance. What treasures
all these combined are for this highly
intelligent and ceaselessly laboring
li: tie insect to4draw from for the gratifi
tion and sustenance of man, the sweet
treasures of all of which except for
these busy little creatures would go
As soon as cold weather has set in,
nives oan be safely removed at any
i reasonable distance. Let everv one
Jvho ls destitute, possess one at
, of ,,se' and as many more a
Vau, be wel1 attended to. Women are
' JUfit as caPable fts men to manage bees
I ?? eY6n more s0' as the7 en"
1 , liarm' more Pent disposition,
and, we may add, a better tact for
the pursuit of this light and pleasan
The raw winds of the late autumn
and winter often produce in the hands
of those who are much exDOPed to
41 11. 1 .
,c ' , . T lougun5RS cracking ol
i . fnowM snapping, ir no
I s , . lrTCU "uil ine
V" " 0,,1,-.e,J l? ea.Ta. to"
"S? n y ?"Mdn? facta
" 7" eeP ana P-
1 t,r" "usKing is iiequeutlv accom-
! . J. ... . " . cusw.
i a oin a precaution and core for
we nave asea tbe rol
benefit ;Wash the
face also if it is in-
with borax water, and
with an ointment made
mutton tallow for snet.
ally adding an equal
cerine.stirrincr the two
gr uuiu cooi. j?or me Lands.
tllls re can be best applied at
i nitrht usinir it freelv and wV-mi
w . . ' j ut
cm, ami une uracum oi wmte wax.
' uen melted, remove from the stove
It is estimated that there arc now
A - - - -
,.u,.f onnnonnn - or nnn nr x
! f L 3???0(! S 3 J-000'000, 8heP
owumo auuiue annual wool
?r.,e?e ?,,.au?at Pws to
A 1 . . I a 1 - I
! "ie sueeP ' ima 18 a.low aTera8. ftnl !
by proper care can be easily increas
.j ... m. . J
1 1 n 1 f Kiinvtlv f 1m nraunf lsn a J. A .
! i , '
Liiu uuuiuer oi suffep can oe
1 ! stnnkliwl iriil.Anl - Ji M
I u"u wnnonc anyaanger ol an
uuuuicu "liumil aUJ UBOger 111 all
oversupply withont taking into con-
i lt .
r Taau 7- " V
l j-h uuuiuuu iu iuo iiwu imrsrv wooiea
mills, San Francisco and holsery mill
uuder the same management, a new
company has been organized. It is
; ostimated by able stastisians that in
j 1Ss7 we shall need 273,111,448
i pounds of wool ; in 1925 we shall re
quire 540,222,495, and in 1963 it wil
1,000,000.000 pounds of
wooI to cIote th'e ' u the v
ited StHte8 on thfl &Jotiwo di
of W(kJ head of tfa u
I wiu m Ilire sooo.OOOsheep to
i .1 , '
supply tne demand.
Wm. H. Sutton, of Woodington
township, killed a fox last week meas
uring four feet from tip to tip. Three
feet long makes a pretty fair fox.
Lovers of honey will be gratified to
learn that DrJUh ugK Sjrap U .
much sweeter articles in winter and
much better for a cough.
j The ladies of London now only use
real flowers as trimming for dresses
jbut real bird's nests are coming into
j fashion. At a recent ball in London
j a fashionable lady appeared with a
. humming bird's nest, with eggs com
; plete, and the former little owner
j stuffed, on the edge, in her abundant
One tfan, one Insertion,
One aquue, two JusertloiM,.
One square, one month,
Tot larger advertisements -liberal coutradsnrlS
Troy has two churches, two stores,
two hotels, two blacksmith shops,
two school teachers, two preachers,
three lawyers, one court house, one
jail and plenty of pretty girls.-Moore
V?e have in our office a natural cu
riosity in the shape of an ear of estn.
It is a twin specimen, separating in
to two branches about two inches
from the stem, aud forming two well
filled ears. Moore Index.
The cotton gin of Mr. Sherari
Barksdale, of Sampson county, was
destroyed by fire on Tuesday, togeth
er with about one hundred bales of
cotton stored near it No insurance,
On "Wednesday morning about 8
o'clock, whilst the cotton gin on Cross
Creek in this town known as the Utr
ley Gin, was in operation, a kerosene
lamp was turned over, the oil ignited
and the liquid fire running among the
cotton set the whole building km
flamee. Fayetteville Examiner.
Cure for Whooping Cough.
A sure euro for Whooping Cough
of one table spoonful of clean pure tar,
sne pint of new milk; stir well; let
stand twohonrs; pour off the milk;
let the child drink it every hour. It
will effect a cure in three dys.
Mr. E l. Pennington, in this count
has a cotton Stalk over 8 feet bigt,
which his 9 year old daughter climb
ed four feet from the ground. Hm
has already picked from it 7G bol! i f
cotton and there are now 8'J on th j
stalk. Goldsboro' Messenger.
A Patent . Pan.
We have been shown by Mr. D. T.
Carraway a patent roasting and bak
ing pan for the cooking of meats,
fowls, etc., now on its way to tbe Ral
eigh Fair. It is claimed that this
pan makes tough meats Under and
retnins much of the juices loatiu oth
er methods of cooking. It is tbe i
vention of Mrs. M. E. Beasly, formis
ly of this city. Newbemian.
On October 1st Mrs. Hattie E.
Thigpeu s gin house and 30 b!fl of
cotton were burned. Besult of au
accident, but it is not understood
how unless it came from a match
cansnally getting in, or friction.
Our friend, J. J. Casey, E-q., of
New Hope township, planted 47 acres
in cotton. He has already baled 34
bales, aud expects to get at least 13
bales more. Mr. John Carraway of
Brogleu township, planted about 8
acres, and h is already gathered 7
ales. He had counted on making
four bales. Goldsboro' Messsngsr.
On Tuesday morning a white nun
! attempted to shoot his little son. He
uisciiarcea the wfraTvin A a .a
i. i ... .
luck would have it, Charles Crawford
stood so near tliat he was able to
strike up the barrel and so save tbe
boy's life, probably. The man mads
several other attempts to shoot tha
lad, it is said Yesterday he was
held to appear at court News and
Fire in Raleigh.
At 12:10 this morning tbs alarm
of fire was given, caused by thsbirn
ing of the wood houss in the north
west corner of the eapitol square. The
delay of the engines was rsrj great.
The offices next to the National Ho
tel eanght ou fire, but were saved b
the Chemical engine. It was mors
than twenty minutes before either of
the other engines got on a stream.
The house, with the belfry adjoining,
was totally consumed, and all tho
treesnearbyere ruined. The eapitol
bell was melted in its belfry. With
I prumpt woik liniigtH nave been saved.
w no a ueiioi remarzabie good tone,
and was put npin 1845. Masy per
sons carried off bits of it as son? ea
irs. News aud Observer.
Census and Sieknesa,
Mr. Jacob Lankston of ConUntnA
Neck, the oldest mm in 4tt M.i.
tUinks tbere ig some
! cuuuociion oe-
i rw,je tb excessive sickness and Uk-
; h e don't think the Lord want. . 1
, e i,uc vcusu mig year, no sajs
know how many people there are in
I the countryand he has never known
a census year ithont li v -;-v,
nes. Mr. Lankston has a Uttle show
j of Bible authority on his side in the
' disaster that befell the Israelites on
the takiug of the Census bj King
D avid. Ktnston Journal