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PiTTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., C., NOVEMBER .25,1880.
For larger advertisements liberal contracts will
Cape Fear & Yafliin Valley B. B.
To tale Effect May 9, 18S0.
Leaves Fayettevllle at
Arrives at Gulf at :
I,eaves Gulf at :
Arrives al Taye tvlUe,
Daily except Sunday.
: : 4.00 r. m.
7.3a v. M.
; 6.CW A. M.
: : lO.'JO A. M.
L. C. JONES, Sup't.
Carolina Central Railway Coiiip'iiy.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
OFFirs GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT, 1
WH.MIXGTOS, N. C, May II, UM. I
ON and after May 18. 1S80, the following schedule
will be oierate1 on this Kailway:
FArtSEXGEU, Mill. AND ExritESS TRAIN :
f Leave Wllmlugton at
Arrive at Hamlet at
Arrive at Charlotte at
I Leave Charlotte at
6.0 P. M.
7 00 . M. I
.'25 P. M.
Vo. a. I Arrive at Uamlet at 12.3; v. M.
( Arrive at Wilmington at 8.30 p. M.
No. 1 train i dally except Sunday, but makes no
connection to Ualeiti on Sat unlays. No. 2 train is
dally en-ept Saturdays.
Sleeping-car accommodation on through trains
to and Irom Charlotte mid Wilmington. There
will als he through sleeper run to and from
Charlotte aud Wilmington.
V. Q. JOHNSON,
may 37 tf General Suierlutendcnt.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
KrPElUNTFXDENTS OFFICE, 1
Ralcieh. N. C June .", f
ON and after Friday, June rt, li?79, trains on ho
Raleigh t Augusia Air-Line Railroad will run
daily Sundays excepted) as follows:
8 31 p m
9 U m
36 p m
9 56 p m
10 17 p m
10 41 p m
11 't i p m
U 0.) a m
Yi :!9 a m
la 4 a ru
1 14 a hi
No. 2 Leave m
Hamlet 2 SO a ra
3 14 a m
3 31 a m
4 hi a m
5 41 a m
6 02 a m
6 25 a m
6 42 a ri
" 00 a m
" -3 am
Arrive Hamlet, 2 00 a nj
Arrive Raleigh, 8 a m j
Railway for Ch:irlot:e and all poims south. Train j
OMion r.ailroAd for all potm north.
J(HN C. WlND'.:ir. Superintendent.
Slaleigh Easiness jtfZen.
Raleigh, 31 C.
SOLE AUEN TSFO
SOI.L ..m.KSKA ISLXPiJCAN'0 AM"
UaL!VI am-.i)ni.ti:l Dlst-.-OIA'KD
The Stonewall Cotton Floy,- and AiL.vs
We have in an I to arrive :
1.500 Bus. While Corn.
800 Bu. Ch' ico Sicd Oa's.
603 Bus. Clt-d-o whl-e D-r.e(J eal,
23,000 lb Prime Fodder,
25.000 I'..., n inie Tuno.hy Hay,
30,000 U. Bulk Clear KIb l-'Ilos,
Oar Loads Choice Fainil.- and Extra Flour.
1 Cai load wheat brand and other goods to 111
ut a complete stock which we offer as low for cash
r on time as can be bought anywhere.
Call and se us before purchasing. Will make
It to your advantage,
M. T. KOURLS k CO.
TO THE Mm tF CHAT;
AND ADJOININ v. OUNTIES.
are now offering their Fall Stock
SILKS S TTr rvTVPTcj ivn' That handsome marbli monument
hlL,lvb. SAlIh. ELv ETS ArsD j ne 0jt mGj denoted the last resting-
DRESS GOODS, plac of the l .te rector, and this
RICH BROCADED SATINS IN 'load, ranssive piece oi granite was
Newest Designs and Colorings.
A magnificent lot of Ladies' Cloaks. The largest
and Kentucky Jeans ever exhibited.
MO. K oi men tt wear, i;ioir.M, caMimeres, Keraoys,
And large supply of Domes'.trs, Plaids, Jtc.
Domeetlca, suitable for hour sacks.
HATS, SCOTS & SH0SS.
The Largest Stork w ever had. Carpellngs and
Rugs. AU goods sold at the lowest possible prices .
Raleigh. N C
r?.. R10HARDH. LEWI'S,
(Late Professor of Diseases of the Kye and Ear in
the Savannah Medical College.) Practice limited
EYE EAR 5c THROAT.
Main Street, Opposite the new Post Office
RALEIGH, N. C.
W Office hours ft -vm 9 am to 2 pm. Refers to
the State Medical Society and the Georgia Medical
ociety Oct 7
. K. STREET. SR.
WM. J. 8TREET
Raleigh, . C.
S. R. STREET & SON,
OWNERS AND l'KOPIETORS.
Best Sample Rooms in the City.
Th National overlooks Union or Capitol
square, the finest Park in the state, and
alwaya accessible to Guests of the Ilouse.
THE FACES WE MEET.
Oh, the races we meet, the faces we meet.
At homo or abroad, on the hurrying street !
Fa-:h has Its history, dark or bright,
Traced so clearly in legible light ;
As wi'h pen or gold
Of tho finest mold,
And lightly scrolled
Some, telling that fortune hath gracious planned
Their sketch, and wrote with her soft white hand.
Others, where harrowing grief and care
Have left in steel their traces there
fcteel that cuts like the sharpened sword.
Slowly carving each written word,
Through anxious fears
And sorrowing tears
Each furrowed line
Its import wears ;
And we read that "life Is a stern warfare.
4 oaviie anu ao, 10 suuer auvi uwu.
.. , . ..
wime oiners, mo irou unnu iu phi
Branding each line and sentence In,
Leaving forever its harrowing trace,'
Where oucc wa purity, beauty and grace -,
The soul's deep scars
Like iron bars
O'er windows bright,
The visage mars ,
And we read, "Lire's a wild bacchanalian song.
Tho province of sclflshue9, ruiu and wrong."
Faces o old, yet so young in their years,
Where pinching penury blights and sears,
Aud the bony finger of poverty writes
What merciless misery e'er indites ;
Where pain and want
And hunger gaunt.
Big Joy and beauty
And hope avaunt ;
Life is to wauder starving and cold,
Shunned and forsaken toil and grow old.
A X01SLE SELF-SACRIFICE.
"Who ami what was be 1
I was s andiug ia
0 ft sman tow,, Qn
O'atll OtaixOrasllU-e one
I was a i
I stranger in that part t f the country,
; and was passing through the place
tin the course of a long walk from thr
j larger adiacen- t wn, to which
. hi -inoss Lad tuken m.j the dav before.
; The cxt nsive mining operations of
! t li - 1iif f nlvo v CFfrm v(iva 1 oil
i..u i xl.. i.-xli, tY: i
I materially : s.ud though the quaint . Id j
! church and some long and low bui.d-
: i.: ' , u.
' Oil! W xi J.4' AA-l' CUA.VI.
still retained an air of rusfe
! simplicity, they we-e being gmd.ialiy
' obscv.rod and tlie place its -If sophis'i-jj
catea b tcs formal rovr- oi plain ana :
utrlv tenements, built cm-hc
the mining population,
year was becoming norc
T Lorl OTii'ianrl rmrcatf !iv ie IV
ing some . f the inscrintins on the
: r., yc tones - well nigh obliterated
:'hvtWeathPMtnin8 and the moss
fth-t time had snfftrel to find loot
! holdin the ho'lows of the lettering
i when a man, presumably a miner, ' in
fi .t stone, and Opened COnvei'S jtion,
A -,.iii,-,rti.-r. or-m,.,',,
; though with the uncouth accent' of
; the country. I readily accepted the
! invitation he offer?-d, and v. o c
pleasantly. He hid known the place
j many yea s. lie to.d me, aye, long ue-
lforif hod rrrn-wn infn ir town it
now was, when it was nothing but an
humble village, and when the
oras or ripening corn bowed us i
head to th? wind on the snot where
Tio imQirrliflv nmnri u1 t ,11
l;, -r,- anA
i iru uiiuiuvf iiwvi
the heaps of slag and cinder marked
1 the busy life of the toilers iu the
jtnetombot a certain local squire.
popularly known as "Squire Jack,"
who it seemed, was much given to
horse-racing, cocking and such kin
dred sports, and who, b-ins a sad
"ne'er-do-well," a thoughtless, reck
less fellow, but withal good-natured
and easy-going, was, as sue i gentry
not unfrequently are. the most popu
lar member of his family.
As my new acquaintance pointed out
these objects and others which he
though-, I suppose, would int-rest
me, he had risen from his seat, and
we had strolled leisurely through the
church-yard. It was in a corner, and
rather in a hollow, that, before an
humble mound of green turf, and
decked with the pretty spring flo n ers,
carefully planted in the form of a
cross, we both, as one accord, paused.
It had not any grave stone, but only
a piece of wood supported by two
short uprights On this were rough
ly carved, as if done with a pocket
knife, these two words : "Fighting
"That is a strange inscription to put
over a man s grave," I svd ; and then
added, "WTio and what was he ?"
The man seated himself on a ttone
near by, and was silent for a few sec
onds. He had set down tho little
child he had been carrying, and the
two lrtle things, attracted by the
bright flowers, hnd found their way
to the mound, and were about to
"Here, you musn't touch them
flowers," he said, and, taking a hand
of each led them away.
"Well, mate," he then went on to
say to me, in reply to my question, 4T
d'"n't rightly know who or what he
r-r 1 J 1
and neither me nor my mates ever
was. lie was a stranger aown uere,
Xl t.l.o. rt tl.Ol
! clas, earning a , Title chid of two orif' Vf- she toldj
i three yavs. and followed by another ! Joe thls' he Yj onXmt he;
"i x i-i , i i ..w ... ?1V'W very wint.e ill fna f.iPfi. and:
sr i.PTrnnT ii iipv r: nypr 'iins( t fin ji. . . - ?
heard tell where he came from or
who he was. When this here pit,
Fento.ss pit we call it, was first work
ed we had but few bands hereabouts,
and men as could work had no call to
wait o jg for a job, and got a god
wage us well. Most of the hands
were Staffordshire, but we never
knowed where Joe came from, and i
don't know as we asked, and perhaps
he wouldn't t' Id us if we had. He
was quiet and lonely-like, and said
but little that is, when he was all
right ; but when he'd had a drop to
drink, as maybs of a Saturday night,
when he had go' ten his wage, of all
the hand3 I ever s?e to sw-. ar, spen 1
his money, wivstlo or fight, there
wasn't one like Fighting Jo V
"And hence Lis name, I suppose V
I aked. "An 1 of course it is the old
st ry a.'ain drink, a quarrel, a fight,
and a violent death ; though I canno ;
understand, in th:itease, the eviden
care that is bestowed on the poor j
fellow's tomb such as it is." I
"No, sir," the ma said, gravely, i
altera moments pause: "not
all tha. A violent death, ve' : an
such a death as I might pr.'.y Go;!
might ne'er happen to the worst t.fj
us: but it wasn't dri-k, nor n qn.mol.
nor a tight with anoth-r mas th t;
brought him to i It was more tin
o'.her way poor lad more the oilier
The ronerh fellow beside me said i
this with a gentleness of tone an
manner f' at was sufficiently out of;
keeping with his appearance to exci'e j
some degree of curiosry. and I told!
him I should like to learn more of the
"It's not much a3 su'-h a$ you j
might cure for." the man repl cd. j
! rAere' wft saui, ir.rmug ro tse mrjoj
joues wuo vri" straying toward the;
j.green mound again, you inusuit
u' cu 'U"1! posies, mou gtj
ucl get some ot th -m, and lie jerKed j
a small piece of c(al le had in hil
hand towcrd where some daises and .
dandelions were growing.
"He worked in Fen t-m's pit along
o m and though we nevei had an-j
gry wort is, ma v and many a dav I
would pass, aud neither him r.or
'V H ;va qtu J- 1 saVVtamli
r.h8n f. n t ha-1 drink would keep ;
uimseii to liisseif. l here was a lass
uvinF 111 .1 : tirigiit;
!1.n,Joe "Z iorul ot iter i
C U A
out we coin, I see
that he was aooiu
as fond f that a-? a la 1 could wel
bo. Ikno .v tint, for mother va.i .
ivinu t en, and this !a;s would often
be between her house and ours. It j
soems that one Sunday, as it might,
l!G tf htr a'ai told her ,
ho" ?f ll Aie aJ boei . 01 f;er' j
j he to become liw wife. She,
; told mother of this that same m:ht .j
i el ' s!1Ga 'V1' J1 1
i ilot ok for that, for she whs already
away. I he n xt!
idav he had to v
i-3 o io a. oy liif siae oi ine
iyerJ au a "ns FOi;?is0l U .ih(l
Well, they hid
I010 wt,lK 101 suneume, wnen ;
ib -en to
doe s mate, turning round to g t hold
of a shorter pick that was laying near
sees him standing behind him with
his arm raised and the pick in his
hand, as if in doubt whether to strike
, ' , x" "w ,
had never tnown to wear before.;
ihe tw mn looked at each ot-lT for
!ir iiiii. n.?ifi nun irkir in 111c na
.1. 1 Al- 1 -1 ' 1 I
r woiiw iuiouu southing mi JO'i
wnue witnout speaiang
said, "God forgive me !" and t'.rnod !
away, find from that time they neve j
worked side by side. I don't know j
how it was, but we usd to think Joe i
k- pt away on purpose I mean so as
not to be in the way to strike the oth--r
one. That would Lea matter of
three or four months before the fire." :
"What fire? " I asked. j
"Wh&t fire ?" the other repeated,
in a tone of astoni hment. "Why,
Fentoi.'s pit. Did you never hear
tell of tho fire in Fenton's pit ?"
"N ," I rep'ied," you kuow I am a
"Ah, yon must be, I should think,"
the man said Bomewdiat rovghly, 'if
you never heard of that."
He took a small, blackened pipe
from the pocket of his ves looking
thoughtfully before him, and filling
the bowd in the mechanical manner
of oue who, preocc ipied by an all
engrossing thought is go'ng through
some familiar action, for his thoughts
were evidently far away, and the pit
man's face, rough and strongly mark
ed as it was, became saddened and
almost tender in its expression under
their influaace. He remained silent
so long that I at length said:
"I should like to hear about that
fire, if you don't mind telling me."
"Was you ever down in a pit, mate ?
I told him no. but had often
thought I should like to see one.
"Better stay where you are, mate'
the man answered. "Ah !" he added,
after another pause, "it's strange how
we m ning people die, but it's stranger
now we nve.
"How do you mean ?" I asked.
"I've worked in the pit now for
more than twenty years," he replied;
' but I never go down in the cage
now that is, since the time I speak
on but I think I may be going to
my grave. What with the rising of
the water, or the fall of the coal, or
the choke-damp that means death,
the lives of such as us ain.t worth
much ; bat all these put together
ai'nt nothing to a pit on fiie. When
1 19 coal is burstiug with th& heat,
aad the heavy masses of earth fall
down, crushing or laming them that
can't get out of the way wken ttui
cry is, 4Every roan f r himself and
God above us all !' when fainting
and struggling, they think for a mo
ment on wife and children, aud then
fad down and die !
"Well, that was the sort of a nro I
speak of, and ail of those at work in
the pit that, day rushed for the lift
that might carry 1hem away froffithe
place where the Harness were roaring
aud rushing with tho noisa of a great
wind. Well, Fighting Joe was the
last man in the lift, as they thought;
but just as they were beginning to
move, they heard a loud cry for fce'p.
nd they sa'v tint other one, him
who had married Joe' sweethe&rt
makiug for the lift, and hogging them
for God's sake not to leave bim be
hind. Well. I ell von, the lift was
overfull then, but Joe sprang fr mi
i and se zing hold of the one. with
the hnp of Juo.c9 oisilo haulo.i him
in. and all w heard him say was,
Tt-11 h,-r I did it, n' God bW thee.
mate!' and then we heard ugiu thej
roar of the Hun p, and W3 never saw j
Joe alivo again." i
Tho man at quietly for a sn 1 !
or two, aud tlou-h his v-uee, di ? not j
falter, he a-'ldod, in a softer toti: i
"But th: next d.ty, when the fire j
hnd burued its If ont, I was one ofj
h ise that went down inro the pit.
TJire was a crowd . f tho mini rs' j
wiv( s and ehildr n standing ut th-. I
pit mouth, and v!vm we co:nonpj
again we laid a body gantly on the I
ground, and the men took oil their !
cvjps and said n'er a word, while!
tho women crie aud many of th?m j
sobbr-d aloud ; iL. was blackened aud
burned, and but. for where the pit-1
man's j icket had saved Hm, it might
have btvn no morn th.tn the earth
it was lying on. But us we s-tooped
tenderly to raise ar.d curry tho body
awrnthe jaekt-t ft: 11 olT, and there, on
that part where, ouco Ixat a true
heart, was a L ck of woman's hair.
Hi 1-ad begged it of her, the said,
so (Tien, shti had not the heart at
!a.st to refuse him, ;.:id G.:d only
knov.s, mat3, what comfort poor Joo
might have felt in wearing it for her
ske. We buried him with '.hat 2 if:
t'e curl lying on his breast, and with ;
many a s.-b, av.d many a 'God bless j
tU, "oor ld !' wd.ivpred him to hi, j
rest. We pb :t d them little flower. !
and it soeiiird to mt if thy grtvr i
hii.'htt r or. hi i toaib than a ivwheie I
He paused Rgnin, as I stole a look
a1 hiin, I saw twohirga teats rolling
slo-viy down his hard face. H-i was j
a little enibairassed at my observing I
them, I think, for he paid, i
-"J)n'tou tiiink wre of rm"1, !
mate, because I'm giving wy & bit, !
but I am iho ;n:r. .Too s;ived."
Atnon ; the :1 oh am me-;
Mari irtge among the ?.IoI;a nmedans ;
canies witii it. savs a roeer.ter.sav-!
isfc, lights of inhoiitance. and the i
dowr Netted upon the
f-. m ?y, i
and often does, interere with th.o
ri .-fits of the ordinary heirs. J)ow. r
is he d to be the pr ce promised or j
paid by the husband for possession
of the wife's person. If unpa:d, it i j
a debt on the hu -band's estate. It
takes precedence of all claims by in-j
heritance, and dceuds by inheritance j
to his wife's heirs. The amount of i
dower is entir-ly arbi rary, audva-j
lies according to ihe position in life j
and the jouth, b- auty and accom- J
plishments of the bride. It is sett'ed J
by the relatives of the contracting;
parties: but if a marriage has been j
agif ed upon, and ihe amount of dow- j
or is d spu'ed, the magistrate has!
aufhorify to determine the just j
amount. Divorce is a veiy easy ma - j
ter under tno Mohammed m law, and
may bo effected at tho mere will of
the husband ; but a man cannot re
pudiate his wife without p -tying her
dower; so it sometimes happens that
a very ardent love , or one Willing to j
divest himself of the pow. r of cb- j
vorce, will agree to au amount of j
dower which it is quite impossible j
for him to discharge. From this j
there is no e-cape but payment, or;
remission on the part of the wite. A
freeman may not have more than four
wives at the s lme lime ; a slave may
not have more than two.
One wing of the State Insane Asy
lum at St. Peter, Minn., was burned
on the lGth. The structure occupied
ten years in liuilding, and was com
pleted a year ago at a cost of $500,
000. The loss by the fire will be from
$100,000 to $150,000, on which there
is no insurance. The cause of the
fire is unknown. It originated in the
basement of the north wing, which
was destroyed. Different treports
state the loss of life at from three to
fifty, but no bodies have been found,
and no one ia surely known to be
mipsing. When the danger became
imminent, the superintendent order
ed the redes se of all th9 patients, and
it is probable novae were overlooked
in the confusion and were burned,
especially as some of the rooms were
quickly filled with saioke aod could
not be entered by the rescuers. There
were 656 patients in the hospital last
year. The liberated ones were cared
for by citizens. Probably some took
advantage of the opportunity to run
away, while others wandered ff aimlessly.
Washington, Nov. 18, 1880.
There has been some nervousness
and undue excitement in the minda of
mo ltepuDiican leaders nc-re over
the reports from New York that the
frauds in that State were to be shown
up and mada the basis of a cor test
for the presidency. But it is the
quaking of a guilty conscience. Ever
since the perpetration of that great
outrage four years ago, ghosts of
counted out presidents have haunte l
these leaders by niht and made
cravens of thmi by day. They know
th-tt if in the commissi n of that
-rime they were not sowing the wind
io reap the whirlwind ad the teach
ing of history, and all ihe logic of
human affairs go for naught. And
there ar other reasons for ihe pras
-nt nbrvo apneas. They know that
tne charges cone rning the me ms
and methods by which New York was
earri-d for G -rfied are well founded.
Beyond all doubt there is a majority
of at least 25,000 for H mcock in the
emp'ro State to-day, but for all that
the radicals need have no uneasiness, j
It is the purpose of th9 Democrats
to let the rt suit stand. There is just as
mu -h real ground for a contort now
as in 187tS, but the Democra'ic party
will not inaugurate it. This is '-he :
view of all the le.iders here, of Gen.
Hancock himself, and of the best men
of the party throughout the country.
There is other work to be done, and
a settlement to be had with some of
our own "leaders." Ben Butler, how
ever, eivatsd souis excitement here
tho other dav, by declaring in the
Supr erne Court room that the vote of
New York woidd be cast for Hancock,
and offering to bet thit he would be
the nest President.
It is now d -finitely settled tint the
next House of Representatives will
by Republican by small majority
:.nd that the Senate is Democratic, if
so at all, by a Yr rv uncertain tenure.
The latter body stands 37 Democrats j
to 37 Republicans, with Judge Davis!
and G- ix. Mahone to hear from, j
Thes3 are classed as independent!
Democrats, or more properly "uncer- j
tain" Democrats. There i, in my;
opinion, more reliance to be place i J
upon Ju sge D.ivis than upon Gen. j
Mahone. The latter has schemes and ;
purposes of his own which will bej
made the price of his political action.
He is capable of looking out for No.
One, and if the Republican adminis-j
t ration can offer proper inducements ;
he wi 1 au ally of that party to some j
extend The situation istherefoiei
fawra'Ie for the Republicans to sub-j
dtantially control all departments of !
this government. In my opinion there
is no real cause for Democrats to re
gret this. The Democrats can gain
ittl by the control of Congress, ori
one branch of it, by a slender majori- i
ty when the Executive and all other
departments are against them. We
have se n how this works in the past,
.nd the shrewdest members of the
party here believe tint an opposition
wi houtany division of responsibility
is the more advantageous position to
The coming -sessi-m of Congress,
ihe organization of the next Congress
and the probable composition of the
new Cabinet, are subjects of specula- j
tion heiv, now. There is much dif-j
f erence of opinion as to whether Gar-:
field will stand up to the s'alwarti
compact nnd permit the Grant in-J
terest to shape the policy of his ad
ministration, or whether his own nat
ural conservatism will manifest itself.
There is likely to be a contest be
tween Secretary Sherman and Got.
Foster for the Ohio Senatorshio, un-1
les one of them accepts a seat in the !
Cabinet. Both have announced them-j
selves candidates for Senator, and'
both disclaim any de ire for a Cabi
net position. Undr the circumstan
ces the most probable outcome is the
retention by Secretary Sherman of
the Treasury porV'olio. Don Came
ron is known to desire a seat in the
Cabinet, and is generally credited
with a wish to return to the War
Offlce It is not improbable that he
may pet it, and that ex-Senator Dor
sey, the premium briber and trickster
of the campaign, may become Secre
tary of the Inteii u though ex Sena
tor Hitchcock, of Nebraska, is credi
ted with a chance to become the suc
cessor of Carl Schnrz.
Judge Kelley, of Pennsylvania, th
oldest member of the House, and with
a record of twenty-two years' consec
utive service, is prominently men
tioned for the Speakership, h s chif
competitors being Fye, of Maine,
and Kasson, of Iowa. McPherson,
the former Republican Clerk of the
House, will most likely get back his
old plae. But all these things are
some ways off. The business of the
approaching session of Congress is of
jsiore immediate importance. Doubt
less the majority will refuse to pass
an appropriation t.) piy the elecion
Marshals, and an extra session
is possible. The policy of the
session cm scarce'y be mapped out
now. One important ma' ter for con
sid ration will be tho passage of a
new Congressional apportionment
bill. The Census Office is pn paring
the necessary statistics to be sent to
Mr. 'Jox's committee early in the ses
sion. Whether tho basis of represen
j tation shall be change 1, or the nam
jber of men.bers increased, is the
i principal question to be determined.
jAnyonewho has s-'ea thelLuiscin
I session will hardly be prepar d t.) bs-
lieve that it need any more members
than it has at present.
It has beea -aid that there is more
happiness to the square inch in Wash
ington at this tine than in any
other city on top of the ground, and
I endorse the stafemenr. But it is
the sort of happiness that come3 of
escipe from expected disaster, and is
confined to one claas of persons. The
s d, semi-sullen expression which for
mouths past has engloomed the
sweet faces of our departmental clerk
' a? disappeared, and the joyous grin
that now gilds th ir frontispiece can
be seen from the back of their heads.
Once mo;e the tongues lately tied by
ad forebodings are free to wag in
glorious volubility, and the credit re
fused, or reluctantly accorded, in
grocery store3 and sample-rooms is
renewed. The clerk who but of late
h d "always b?en rather more for a
Democrat than a Republican, as you
know,"' is n w a staunch stalwart of
four prospective years' standing un
less he be d . opped from the rolls on
general principles iu which sad event
he can shake the official party dust
from his shoes and put down his
name upon the list of tbe "outs."
Speaking of the clerks ; the Treas
urer of the Unte 1 States has recent
ly given notice that hereafter he will
make no payments on account of
f-alaries except at the monthly and
semi-monthly periods prescribed by
the regulations. As a ma ter of
course it is oftentimes a great accom
mod ition to the clerks to draw their
money at convenience, but that does
not make it proper if the regulations
forbid. There is much curiosity ex
pressed in the department as to
whether the Treasurer will enforce
hn oider so far as the higher officials
are concerned, or whether it i only
to be applied to the poor clerks. For
instance, section 153 of the Revised
Statutes says pos'tively that the
President's salary shall be paid
monthly. Yet since the present Exec
utive his been in office his salary was
p-irt of the time drawn almost, if not
quite, a month in advance, and, until
a very recent period, if not now, the
salary for the entire month has been
drawn in the middle of the month.
It is known that the President's at
tention was called to the habit which
he inaugurated of sending for his
saa'y before it was due, and it was
perhaps th's which induced him to
consent to wait untd half of it was
due. This seems a strange eagerness
to corral the emoluments, when it is
known that Mr. Hayes has saved two-
thirds or more of his entire calary f ;r j
the four-years. Phoxo.
Coming Changes ia the U. S. Su
One of tbe most important dut'es
the new President will have to per
form will be the appointment of four
Associate Jus ices of the Supreme
Court of the United States. Justice
Clifford, notwithstanding the natural
sensitiveness of his friends on the
subject, is mentally and physically in
capable of ever taking his seat upon
the woolsack again. He is seventy
seven years old, and his health is so
precarious that he can hard'y be ex
pected to long survive. Jutie-
Hunt's health is also threatening. He
ha? not been up m the bench for two t
years and will probably n v-r be ab'e j
to resume his duties. He i seventy
years old. Justice Swayne, although !
in good health, is seventy-six years i
old, and it is understood that he win
retire within a year. Justice Strong
is abo in good health, but hois seven
ty two years old and it is understood
that he, too, will retire after the 4th
of M-sreh and take advantage of the
full pension allowed by law. Thus
Mr. Garfield will have the appoint
merit of four new Judges, a responsi
bility he ought not to regard lightly.
Of course only Republicans will be
selected and the Court will then
stand eight Republicans to one Demo
crat (Justice Field), who wa3 ap
pointed as a Republican. One of
these Judges should come from New
England, one from New York, one
from Pennsylvania and one from the
South. Justice Swayne is from Ohio,
but that State has the Chief Justice
and the South has hardly her quota.
Can You ?
Can you tell why men who cannot
pay small oil's can always find money
to buy liquor and treat when among
Can any one tell how young men
who are always behind with their
lind lords can play billiards, night
and day, and always be ready for a
game of cards when money is at
Can any one tell how mn live and
support their families, who have no
income and no work, when others,
who are industrious, are half starved?
Can any one tell why four-fifths of
the young ladies prefer a br.dnles9
fop, under a plug hat, with tight
pants and a short coat, to a man with
Can any one t-11 why it is that
some mothers are always ready to
sew for the distant heathen when
their own children are
Cun any one tell why a man who is
always comp'ahrns that he cannot
afford to subscribe for the local
newspap r and every Wttek borrows
j it f om h s neighb r, can afford to
iaftend every traveling sho that
1 comes into t )wn f
George Underbill, of Trent town
ship sends ns some fine specimens of
turnips. It is thought that he has
430 bushels on a half acre. Kiustou
The whiskey stills in Gaston, stborrt
two-thirds of which are discontinued
during the summer, are being fired
up for the winter. Full 40, they saj,
will be iu operation within a week.
The Chapel Hill correspondent of
the Hillsboro' Observer says : Talk
a1 out Presidential elections, tlection
fur Governor, &c, but thw a'oo
where when compared toil College
election 1Yr Commencement officers.
Oar elections occur in January, but
already prominent candidates are be
Between Hamlet and Cameron OS.
the R deigh and Augusta Air Line, a
distance of about forty-two miles,
we are informed that there are in op
eration 28 saw mills, of which about
23 are run by steam powt r, tbe bal
ance being 1 tin by water-power. The
timber is disappearing rapidly from
the countrj'. Fayetteville Examiner
A cutting affair took place in this
town on Monday last. A difficulty
occurred between a man by the name
of James Overton and Charles F.
Johncon. The former was badly cat
in the face and body. The wound
in regarded tas dangerous, and John
son has been committed to jail until
f irther developments. Fayettetille
The residence of Mr. D. A. McCjrd,
near McCord's Store, Paw Creek
Township, was robbed on Saturday
night last by some one entering the
house through a window while the
family was absent at a neighbors
house. .$90 in money and some
clothing were stolen. It is .a bad
plan for any one to keep money in
their dwellings at any time. Char
Capt. E. A. Bizzell, of Bentons
ville township, Johnson county, rais
ed a stalk of cotton this year, not
quite as large as that of Mr. Pen
nington's, .mentioned bj us a few
weeks ago, but beating it in the way
of production. It prod need and ma
tured 302 perfect bolls of cotton,
yielding five pounds of Hat. Who
can beat it? Goldsboro Messenger.
The Chapel Hill correspondent of
the Hillsboro Observer say : "It is a
well known fact that no one ever
made a cent keeping boarders in
Chapel Hill. It makes no difference
how much money you have when you
commence, you can't go far before
ou wish you never had seen a boar
der. Meet a man on the street with
a long face, nine times out of ten he.
has been or is a boarding house
keeper. If you don't believe what
we say, try it."
On Monday morning last, a little
colored daughter of William Hyatt,
about six years old, was so badly
burned that she dird during the day.
The child was left in the house by
herself, her mother who is a wash
woman, having gone to get some
clothes whie.h were to be washed,
aud during her absence the child's
drees caught fire. Her clothing was
bur. t entirely from her body, leaving
her stockings only. North State.
It seems now a settled fact that the
old Military Academy at Hillsboro,
after long disuse, is to be soon again
brought into service as a male school
of higb grade. It will be under the
charge of two eminent educators
tho Rev. Mr Spaulding of California,
a native of New York ; acd the Rer.
Mr. Pitts of Ohio, a native of Mary
land. Both of them are teachers of
long and approv d exp.-rienea ; and
both of them are divines of distin
guished reputation Durham Re
corder. Yesterday morning about five o'
clock an old tumble-down affair, de
signated by the occupants as a dwell
ing house, situated near the skating
pond, in the rear of the Richardson
preparty, iell down, with a terrible
crash and seven persons two color
ed women and fivecolored ehildron
were buried beneath the trains.
A number of persons soon assem
bled and the debris was removed
from the unfortunates. None were
found to be seriously hurt, however,
except Elijah Starkey, son of Mary
Starkey, about 10 years of age. The
falling timber had killed him. Nw
bern Nut Shell.
Dr. J. W. H.ll, of this place, recent
ly had a fearful encounter with a
very l irge and fierce bull dog at Mrs.
Thomas Phillips'. Mrs. Phillips was
present bat could not control the in
furiated beast The doctor was going
to the house, accompanied by Mrs.
Phillips, when he was attacked, the
dog attempting to seize him by the
throat, in which he was foiled by the
active efforts ef the assailed, who at
length seized the dog by .each jaw
with his hands and threw him to the
ground, and subdued him bybeating
him with his knee. Then taking him
by the mouth, and carrying him
through the house, he threw him xut
of the rear door. The doctor was
pretty badly bitten by the brute up
on the hand and arm. The wounds
received proper attention at once and
though painhil, are not considered
dangerous. Wamw Brief Mention.