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PITTSBORO', CHATHAM CO., N. C3 DECEMBER 2, 1880.
For lamer advertisement: Hberal contracts will-
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Cape Fear & Yatlkin Valley R. B.
To take Effect May 9, 18S0.
LeAvcti Fiyettev!llo at
Arrives at Oul at :
Iavn Uult at
Arrirou at Fave.tTill.
Daily except Sunday.
4.00 P. M.
: 7.35 r. M.
: C.UO A. II.
: : lD.'iO a. si.
I- C. JONES, Sup't.
Carolina Central Railway Comp'ny.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
OlTIf E f.r.Ni:RALSrrERINTEXDKNT,
w.,v.:r,.v V . Unvll.lSSO. I
,K ami after May is, lbtt). the following schedule,
will bo operated on this iiauwuy:
l'AKSKXGKIl, MAIL -VXD EXritESS TRAIN :
Slave Wilmington at 6.00 P. H.
Arrive at Uamlot at 1.27 A. St.
Arrive at CliarU tte at 7.00 A. M.
ilave Charlotte at 7.25 v. M.
Arrive at Hamlet at 12.32 p. v.
Arrlv at Wilmington at 8.30 p. u.
"So. 1 train Is dally except Su inlay, but makes no
connection to Ualeitth on Saturdays. No. 2 train is
dally oxce pt Saturdays.
Sleeping-car accommodations on through trains
to and from Charlotte and Wilmington. Tbcro
will al. lm through sleepers run to and from
Charlotte and Wllnunu. q J0nNS0N
may S" tf General Superintendent.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
Brrr.niXTENPEXT'S office, I
IJaU'k'li. X. C, June 3, IV.t. f
OS an"l after Frldav, Juno 6. 17. trains on the
Kalelgli k Aujrusia Air-Iln Itatlroad will run
daily (suiiuays exeopwuj ua iohowo.
No. 1 Loavo
No. 2 Leave m
8.00 wm Hamlet
X 31 p m Hoffman
8 M p in Kfyflr
j it p in Blue's
y U'i p in Manly
9 50 p m Cameron
lit 17 p in Snuford
1M 41 p m I Osi-.hmI
11 ;I7 p m j M-m-uro
12 u; a m I Mt iTV oaks
9 14 a ra
8 3T a m
5 si a m
4 13 a m
4 5C a in
C. 02 a m
C 2- a m
6 42 a m
7 oo a m
7 23 am
12 a m New Hill
12 4- a in
1 14 a m
Arrive Hamlet, 2 t a m
Arrive Raleigh, 8 30 a m
Railway f.T Charlotte and all point m;h. Train
number 2 n.muvt at Raleleh with tho Raleigh. &
Gaston railroad f-r all poinis north.
JQ11X c. WIXl'KK. Superintendent.
Raleigh Business BScn.
H. T. HOBBiS & CO.,
Raleigh, IV. C.
SOLE AGENTS FO
SOLb-BbE SEA ISLAND GUANO AND
BALDWIN AMMONIATED DIS
tbi btosewall. cottox ilow ato atlas
We have in store and to arrive :
1,500 Bus. White Corn.
800 Bub. Choice Seed Oats,
600 Bus. Chulco white Boltod eal,
25,000 lbs I'rimo Fodder,
25.000 lbs. Prime Timothy Hay,
20,000 lbs. Bulk Clear Rib Sides,
2 Oar Loads Chol-re Family and Extra Flour.
1 Car load wheat brand an 1 other goods to Dl
out a mplete stock which we offer as low for cash
or on tlmo as can le bought anywhere.
Call and se us before purchasing. Will make
It to your advantage.
febl2-tf 31. T. NORUIS k CO.
10 HE Mill fF CHATHAM
AND ADJOINIXa COUNTIES.
W Ma Ma a Waaaaaadakw
are now offering their Fall Stock
SILKS, SATINS, VELVETS AND
IIICH BHOCADED SATINS IN
Newest Designs and Colorings.
A mapnlflcnt lot of Lalios Cloaks. The largest
?iv-k or ?n?n's wear, cioMs, Cassimeree, Kerseys,
and Kentucky Jt-ans ever exhibited.
And large supply of Domestics, Plaids, kz. 4-4
Ltonieaticn. fcuiUiblo for Hour backs.
MaaiM, MWWaM & fcJaU WaSi Ida,
The LarKvst Stock we ewr had. Carpetlngs and
Rujrs. All gol3 sold at the lowept possible prices.
O T Raleigh, n a
IT la rarcaly neeesBary fer us to nay w ar bet
ter irepart-d tor work in this line than any offlea
in tho H-,at., for our work is known throughout
Korth Carolina, nut w wish to call attention to
theta;t that our Utilities are euch as to enable
us t. cornicle with any house North or Boutb In
g'lod work an'l low prices. We have
Thi Heat D.ok an'l Job Presses,
Tho Largst Variety of Material.
The most Comfloto Assortment ot Taper,
Employ tho most Competent Workmen,
&nl therefore rarely fail of giving our patrons
U-hhi d Manufacturing.
a rbtnl books of evry kind in the neatest
fctylo of tho art.
f't eviry lzc an! quality mado to order on short
noti.. Vu huvw n comploto bindery in charge of
a thoroughly wnntvUMt uxixu.
Jtecori Ii.ks, IM-fc.,te,
Indes Books, Ledgers,
Day Books, kc, &?.
MADE AT NEW YORK PRICES.
K-ud us your order, and we will give you satis-ia.-tory
EdWAKDS, BltOTJGHTOX & Co.,
11 Raleigh, N. C.
HOW THE GATES CAME AJAR.
Twas whispered one morning In heaven
now the little child angol May,
In the shade of the jreat white portal,
Bat Borrowing night and day ;
How she said to the stately wardou,
lie of the key and bar,
O auKel, sweet angel, I pray,
Lt the beautiful gates ajar.
Only a little, I pray you.
Let tho beautiful gates ajar.'
I can hev my mother weeping ;
6h is lonely, she cannot sco
A gliMmer of lig?it iu tho darkness
When the gates shut after mo,
Oh turn me the key, sweet angel
Th splendor will tsbluo so far.'
But the warden answered, 'I dare not
Let th beautiful gate ajar,'
Then up rose Mary the Blessed,
Iwttt Mary, mother of Christ,
Her hand en the hand el tho angel
She laid and her touch sufficed.
Turned was the key in the pertal,
Fell ringing the golden bar,
And, lo! In the little child's flngors
Stood the beautiful gales ajar.
In the little child angel's fingers
Stood the beautiful gates ajar.
And this key, for further using,
To my blessed son shall be given,'
Said Mary, tho mother of Jssus,
Tenderest heart in hoaveu.
How never a sad-eyed mother
But may eatch the fiery afar,
Since safe in the Lord Christ's bosom
Are tiio keys of the gates ajar,
Clese hid in the dear Christ's boeom
And the gates forever ajar.
I am Kate.
Of course I can Ml mv own adven-
tures a deal better than any one can glad when at last we came lo the cool
tell them for me. That stands to na-. shadows of the lied swamp, where
i ture. I'm not a practiced writer, and the birds wore all silent in the noon
1 1 don't know how to produce wh it ; heats, and the sweetest of odors came
! the fashionable authors call "errand floating ur from the tangled recesses
pen effects," but I be'ic-ve I can make
vou understand how it was. And !
that is all that is nccesya y.
Leeman had sprained his ankle
that's mv brother and he could not
co to town with the load of russi r
apples mat was already piled into bar
rels, and stood waiting under th.3 big
"It's too bad !" said he. "Those ;
russet apples are worth a deal at this ;
time of the year and wo shall miss 1
tho market day !" j
"Can you ask Neighbor Hntton to
take them V said my mother. j
"Neighbor Hntton is a deal too!
i . , iu:,. ' I
practitioner for me, ' said '
"It's a hard thing to sav I
about a neighbor
but I cant
"H.ill would bo casting it up in my
f tee, for the next six months, that I
had asked a favor of him," said Lee
ncan. "No. I'd rather lose the ap
pies than lose my independence. But!
it is too provoking that I must needs
have slipped on that'picec of orange
J. A. A. l
I 1 H i li 11
i peei, now oi au times m tne worm.
I hare been saving up thse
all the winter with a special
this particular market day."
"Leeman," said I, "I'll go."
"Nonsense !" said Lcem -.n.
"But whv not?" sdd I.
i Pomp is as gentle as a kitten, and
know every inch of the way.
"But there are the Red Swamp I
woods that desolate s'retch of three J
miles, with never a house on eith'-r j
side of the way, except the desert od
cabin where the old negro hanged
himself, twenty years ago," argued
""Who cares for the Red Swamp
woods ?" said I, valiantly. I never
was afraid of frogs
wills, and I'm not
and whip poor-1
going to begin j
now. ljii, wul vou go out and neip ;
! me harness early m the morning, and
"Oh, I wish I was going too 1
Can't I go, Kate ?" cried Lil, mv i
i hoyden younger sister, with her blue!
eyes glittering with delight at the j
idea of anything unusual. !
'Stuff !" cried I, imperiously. "Of j
course you can't. Hasn't Po.p a
heavy load enough, without your i
ninety pounds of miseliief loaded on? j
Besides, vou must stay at home audi
take caro of mother and Leeman
finish the chintz eurtaius for the
west chamber; for Colonel Hav
come at any time nowr."
Colonel Hay was our city t oarder
a gentleman who had been recom
mended by his physician to tiy the
fresh, pine-scented breezes of the
Shawaugeenta mountains, and whom
our rector had directed to tke Icy
We were not rich, although mother
and Leeman had managed the farm
economically and well since father's
death, and the weekly addition to our
income would be something worth
The idea of a city boarder was
very pleasant, too, and Icy Spring
farm was a very lovely spot, although
we soldom allowed ourselves to think
So, after a little, I coaxed mother
and Leeman to consent, and the next
morning Lil and I were ur long be
fore daybreak, harnessing old Pomp,
and getting re
dy for the day s journ-,
By this time the red, level iignt oi
the arising f nn touched old Pomp's
. m ii
gray u a-e w thjr usance, I was driving
tKinno-l, t ho if. -hI fiwamn where tne:
marletrees from which it took its
1 " ... .
li me WCTe all aglOAV Wltll eranson
blossoms, and thellniishcsand robins;
called to one another with flute-like
Well, I managed splendidly. I
knew where I was going when I start
ed. I sold the six barrels of russets
to the man who kept the Park hotel
for four dollars apiece, and that was
more than Leeman, himself, anticipa
ted. "Be careful you don't get robbed,
now," said the man, as he watched me
put the bills iuto my little leather
"Robbed?" said I, with a laugh
"Why, who should rob me f"
"Oh, I don't know," said the land
lord. "There's always tramps and
burglars around. They're a crop
that don't belong to any particular
season of the year."
As I turned away I did not notice
it at the time, but it came back to me
afterward, as things do come back,
like a sudden flash across the dark
shield of memory a man who was
lounging on the steps looked hard at
I colored a little, and thought to
myself: "Well, he will know me the
next time he sees me," and then for
got all about it, for I had mother's
black bombazine to match and Lil s
snriner hat to buv. and some dinner
china to select, and the doctor's pre
scription for Leeman to fill out at the
druggist's so that it was ttell n to
seven when I turned old Pomp's
head homeward in the suburbs of the
town, with a feeling of elation which
was quite parduniible, when one con-
I siders mv inexperience in the market
ing line, and my exceptionally good
I Tho sunshine was warm and still
on the high road, and I was rather
of fern and cowslip on either side of
the solitary, railed-in road.
j All at oiice old Pomp gave a
(wise start hi. ancient idea of
' ing and then I saw a man,
dustv and tired looking, sitting
fallen log, iut outside the road. I
felt sorry f r him ; I was like mother
who never would let the shabbiest
or meanest looking vagabond go p.tst
our House vitnout a urangnt ot iriui:,
or a piece of fresh baked pic, or n
slice of her famous hom-.-made bread
cake and without stopping to think.
I drow in old Pomp's rein.
'You look ilk' said I.
"I am not ill," he said, with a
smothered cough. "Only tired v.ith
my long walk. I didn't know it was
so far to Lenox."
"I suppose vou are going for work?"
said I. "Deacon Brierh-y has a good
many hands just now, in the tobacco
'No," said he
I am not going to
I a -kcd no more questions. I did
not like the idea of a man s shrouding
that sort of !
around once !
me. like a blaze of light.
It was the same man who had eyed
me so knecnly on tho steps of the
Then I remembered my mother's
words of caution; Leeman's reitera-
Hivi.iv 11 i. i iivii'i vuwi - v -j . j
ted exhortations, the
friendly words of warning,
And, in spite of it all, I had
erately thrust mv sillv head into the
laws of danger. There was only one
thing remaining for -me to do logc-t
out of the scrape as well as I could. standing, of a Baptist church.
I cast about in my mind how to do i '2. The primary objects of the con
this ; and presently, with beating ; vention shall be to educate young
heart, I dropped a little paper
of bine ribbon into the road.
"Oh ?" I cried, checking up Pomp,
"I've droped my parcel. AVould
would you mind gra ting out after it ?"'
"Not in the least,
said the stran -
ger. and he climbed
of tho wagon.
He h;id scarcely sat his feet on the j
ground before I laid the whip on old
Pomp with a will, and lattled away ;
over the long straight road at a pace !
that seemed marvellous to me and !
So we left our passenger behind.
in the middle of the Red swamp
coulu see mm standing tnere, oianii
and astounded, the sole ngure in the
long perspective, as I ventured to
Iook back ; but I only whipped Pomp
the harder, and never let him 'ba'e his
pace until we were well out of the
'Tve out-generaled him," said I, to
mj'self, "and I've saved Leeman's
twenty-four dollars. I'm sorry about
the blue ribbon : but it was only a
yard and a quarter, after all, and I
can trim Lil s hat with something
They were delighted at my prow
ess when I related my adventure at
home. Leeman declared I was a cap
! ital little market-woman, mother
shuddered at the idea of the desper
ate tramp alone with me in the tan
gled wilderness of the Red swamp ;
Lil declared that I was a heroine
" Wan't it a good idea for Kate to
drop the blue ribbon and send him
after it ? said she.
"Kate was a goose ever to let him
i get into the wagon 1" said Leeman
: knitting ins Drow.
"Kate nrasn't go by herself such a
; long distance again, said mother
And 1 aranK mv cup oi tef
: rested mvseif, and went out after
-i . i tie -I T
warn to luu tuu new uiwm ui usnm
little chicks, which oM Speckle had!
I was on my knees in the henhouse,
feeding them with scalded meal from
the palm of my hand, when I heard
mother calling me to the house
"Kate ! Kate ! come up at once !
Colonel Hav has arrived."
I started up, looking with blank
dismay at my calico dress and the
meal stains on my hands.
However, there was nothing for it
but to obey the summons; so I went
up to tire house. A sort of blur
seemed to come before my eye3 as I
entered the sitting room, and heard
mother saying :
"Colonel Hay, this is my eldest
And then the blur cleared away,
and I knew the man I had twice be
fore seen that day the pale, tired
traveler, whom I had so recklessly
abandoned in the middle of the Bed
"I I beg yur pardon', Colonel
Hay " I cried out immediately. " I
thought yon were a thief !"
The burst of laughter that follow
cd from every inmate of the room ef-
i iectually scattered every
That was my adventure. And
Colonel Hay has long since forgiven
me that unkind desertion of him. In
fact this is quite private and codA
dential, mind we are to be married
soon, and I am going wiih him to
Florida, to try the effect of a South
ern climate on his health. That is all.
Isn't it enough ?
Baptist State Convention.
Tho recent session of the Baptist
Stale Convention was the largest and
most harmonious ever held by that
denomination in this State. The next
session will be held at Winston. The
Rev. Dr. Piitehard has written for
brought off tho nest during my
the Gulusboro longer tue follow- j Forest Colh and the gnnday
nig lut. resling sketch of tho origin, j School Board, also located in Raleigh,
polity, and growth of that body, I These boards are composed of promi
whieh' we com- : 1 11C11 men, lavmcn, as well as minis
- The Xoi tii Carolina Bar-tist Shite
Convention was organized in the
town of Grcnviile, Pitt county, on
h of March. A. D., 1830. It
!was the natural outgrowth of the
; ;Noiih Cas' lina B.tpiist Society for
Foreign and Donn'.stic Missions,'
wliicli was orgftniz(Nl in the your 1814,
and was afterwards called by
name of the 'Biist Benevolent So
rl'l,ie R.-wnfv il.niirfli Qrttni-i;o1
inn-noTdt. work fir missions. nmdJ
j no special provision for minis
education. On the first day of its
! moeiing in Greenville, it was resotr----
: cd. without a dissenting voice,
ithifi Sorir tv be tron.fovnied into a
i State Convention, to be called the
! Baptist State Convention of North
and the convention
eeeded to ad
pt a constitution.
Hie convention declares theprinci-
vtinu ad i-fili it woe MfV'iii7n(1 in thn !
; IMW AVUIV V All" Cti. I AV. itD Ul AVQ VViitJ kUU.
I '1. The Baptist Sfa'e Convention l e W 10 aaa"ce ie met; tnat
j of North Carolina shall be composed j these people are not a whit behind
! of throe. , envost. .rives from each
white a:-.sociatlon in the State, of an
jnual representatives for every $10
'contributed to its funds, and of such
' i;r w.,t
mners as nave been, or snail
m.in l,.- ,TO,t r,t t
any one tuno to the treasurer, jno
one shall bu a member of the conven-
jtion who is not a member, in
men called of God to the ministry
; and approved by the churches to
I which they belong,
'gospel hi destitute
j State ; to assist Baptist churches in
, the erection of suitable houses of !
worship : to encourage the study of i
the Bible in Sundav schools, and to
co-operate with the Sunday schools,
and to co-operate with the Southern
Baptist Convention in all its depart-
ments of labor.
There are three principal forms of
church government in the world.
I ! First, the prclatical ; whore the gov-
i ermng power
resides m prelates, or
: bishops, as m
the Romioh, Greek,
English, and some other churches.
Second, the Presbyterian ; where this
power resides in presbyteries and
synods as in the Kirk of Scotland,
the Lutheran, and the various Pres
byterian churches. And third, the
Independent or Congregational, where
the governing power resides in the
members of each individual church.
! rri. r,,x i n 1: i;.,i-
JLUU JJilJJMJMjlS UUU WUxxgieUU"JUiUxlS
practice this third form of the gov
ernment, though the Baptists differ
from tho Congregationalists, in pro
hibiting any one not a member of the
church, from taking part in manag
ing its affiiirs.
Every Baptist church, is a little in
dependent and sovereign republic in
itself, in which the government is ad
ministered by the body of the mem
bers, where no one possesses a pre
eminence, but each enjoys an equality
of l ights. The church receives and
j dismisses its members by vote it
I calls its own pastor retains him as
long as it pleases, and dismispes him
j at pleasure ; in short, it manages its
I affairs for itself, and recognizes no
authority whatever, civil or ecclesias -
j tie;il, as having anv right to interfere
-n "i 1
iwui us sinereijjuy.
Baptist churches have no
and lower courts ; when a church de
cides a question there is no appeal
from its decision. In cases of much
(Hflicuhy, involving grave questions
of doctrine or the character of a min
ister, it is customary to call together
an advisory council, which can exam
ine the facts of the case and recom
mend a certain course to be pursued,
and the moral weight of such coun
cils usually cause their recommenda
tion to be adopted, but after all, the
power that is supreme inheres in the
church, aud if it chooses, the advice of
the council may be rejected. This in
dependence of the churches prevents
difficulties, whether iertaining to
principles or persons, from spreading
and affecting Zion.
On the other hand, this indepen
dence of each church, does not pre
vent a number of churches from unit
ing as associations for the purpose of
promoting unity, harmony, and the
spread of the Gospel at home and
abroad, though all such associations,
are only advisory bodies, and are en
dowed with no legislative authority.
If Baptist churches please to unite in
associations and conventions it is
well if they don't so please, they
can exercise their pleasure, and are
amenable to no power but God. It
is a fact, however, that though, thus
separate and distinct, as to their iu
ternal economy, t .ej all do unite in
associations, and conventions, and co
operate in a meastire in the promo-
! tion of all the ireneral interests of
Christianity. Each church belongs
to an association ; e&ch association is
a constituent member of a State con
vention, and each State convention is
a constituent member of a general
convention, such as tho Southern
i "VT lu" T ?, ,.,1
rri, i.; l j.1 -r -i
j to the four special departments of
'work; the Board of Missions, Home
! foreign located in Raleigh ; the
i tPrs-t hoseu from .rent parts of j
! e tatP, enough however, residing
i ,m th vic.mty ot the location of the
j uoam to constitute a quorum,
t Thesa boards have the management
J of the interests they represent, and
; 111113- employ agents or otherwise, as in
j ;r ut
they oro rotiuured to make a
;l0rt ( ailmt ?s ne dan
year, at each session of the (
then uidginent mav seem best, but
The convention is simply a large
i associat'on, it has no power to lord it
over s heritage, and its boards
are only executive commiftees in as-
i "OUiHloin. J.11U XMtllUSLS UU1U tUtlb
r, 'pt. t i.-ii ii-i
LJl '' j A" limy ui me piumwve
i u "eyit lola m lue
itnt, and that they are not at
. -1 -1 - I- 1 1 11 . T
i liberty to adopt any other, or alter
this m any material point.
If it be objected that such a form
of church government is too weak
nrrtmntft nrnt.v nf fn.ifli
T Tt I ,
ana general anu nearty co-operation,
W .OTlier aeuominftUOfl in promoting
j the interests of any of the great en
terprises of our holy religion they
I have taken the lead in home and
, , . . ,
Itll ri" II I I I I 1 W(M'k. 71.11(1 : I H I V
i , " . ,, ; r 7 v
a oi OTJici' ciiurcnes in tna oun
i Wot e-ir.I rml
frprise, education, &c.,
&c. And strange as it may seem,
eT kave llcvcr felt the need of a
(strong church government, of au
thorized standards and confessions of
faith to preserve their unity and se
cure them from divisions and here
sies, for there does not now, nor
never did exist a body of christians,
which has for so long a period, and
with such entire unanimity held the
same doctrine as the Baptists. It
is an extraordinary fact that the con-
now entertained by Baptist churches.
BAPTISTS IN XOETH CAROLINA.
In 1770, there were but 9 churches
in the State.
In 17S4, there were 42 churches,
47 minister?, and 3,776 members.
In 1812, there were 204 churches,
117 ministers, and 12,567 members.
In 1832, there were 332 churches,
211 ministers, and 18,910 members.
In 1851, there were 599 churches,
374 ministers, and 41,674 members.
In 1860, there were 692 churches,
374 ministers, and 59,778 members.
In 187G, there were 1,442 churches,
793 ministers and 137,000 members.
There are now about 180,000 Mis
sionary Baptists in North Carolina,
of whom not more than 80,000 are
constituents of this convention.
Twenty thousand belong to the Wes
tern convention, which comprehends
the sixteen counties west of the Blue
Ridge, and the convent on of the
colored Baptists of the State compre
hends 32 associations and probably
The past year has been distinguish
ed by mai'ked progress on the part of
s the Baptists m almost every
j ment of christian activity, and the
; session which has just closed in
i Goldsboro. was the Jubilee year of
i the Convention, and bv reason of the!
! signal marks of God upon them, was
t -l -I i -I "11 -1 . Jl
celebrated with unusual enthusiasm
r,f ffiii-.li unf. frn-tli lvt- fliA nas earneu iiom leacutn
I Baptists in the time of Henry VTII, i ?3,500, paid off the debt of the old j "L ist
who began to reign in 1509, and in I homestead, and greatly improved the j p
Liter tima of Cromwell and Charles property. She has been an extensive j Brussfielil
ill, are almost identical with
The bordering for woolen suits can
be bought by the strip,
Shirred fronts appear in the prin
cess gown made for small girls.
Lace collars are sometimes triple
and sometimes even quadruple.
Two toned ribbons are to be used
for- looping dresses this winter.
The fashionable chemisetts are
precisely like gentlemen's shirt bo
soms. The fawn-colored plushes imported
for cloaking exactly resemble fur.
Sicilitnne with a wool sack is the
richest stuff for black winter gar
ments. Worm colors and warm stuffs will
both be used in great profusion this
The sleeves of waterproofs and
dusters are shirred in several rows
about the wrists.
Black satin cloaks with plush lin
ings are the most elegant outdoor
wraps for winter.
Cloth cloaks with Inverness capes
and large velvet collars are shown for
The pelisses for autumn wear have !
no sleeves, but have an armhole cut
in each front.
Deep scalloped plaitings form the
flounces on petticoats ; small plaitings
are set under them.
Full sleeves and flowing sleeves
portend full skirts, it is said, and full
skirts portend hoops.
Rich walking suits will ba consid
ed far more elegant than
side garments this winter.
Ruffs are so plaited that tho edges
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fall loose, making little white
11 loose, maKing nine wnito cas-i
cades, which are very becoming. !
Lances, bows, horseshoes and;
sword belt plaques are among the!
nsw designs for belt buckles.
Handkerchief suits will be worn by
little girls this winter almost as much
as those made of cloth or cashmere.
Satin when combined with brocade
to make a gown should match the
figure rather than the ground of the
Cordurettet is the name of the new
cheap stuff for winter dresses. It is
soft and pretty but less durable than
A Woman of Grit.
A woman with a will can make her
way in the American world. In Ul
ster county, New York, there is a
woman of real grit who inherited
14 years ago a large estate, consisting
principally of farming property,
heavily incumbered with debt. It
was the old home stead, and she
could not bear the idea of seeing itjwellon the premisus. Fortunately,
pass into the hands of strangers and j the water was onl about wai,t deep
was determined that it should not. j aml) affcer anowing tbc desperate wo
Although then only twenty-four j man to remain in her eelf-imposed
years old, and with no more practical j predicament long enough to cool off,
knowledge of life than an ordinary I gue was wulled out and returned to
country lass, she assumed solo charge
of the estate, determined to clear it
of debt. Having an old mother sixty-two
years of age, the two orphan
children of a deceased brother, and a
brother in the last stages of con
sumption to provide for, this made:
her task doubly hard. A little expe
rience taught her that it was impos
sible to support her large family and
keep up the interest arising from the
heavy indebtedness of the estate from ! on their way to North Carolina, with
the resources of the farm. She de- j a view to making converts of their
cided upon school-teaching. She was j abominable faitb. Wc do not fear
engaged to teach in her own neigh- j them, however; they will make few
borhood at $8 per month, and her converts in this section of country,
salary in a short time was raised to and if they will take away with them
$40 per month. She has continued ! the few among us who practice some
teaching ever since, directing the j of the doctrines they teach, they ean
work of her farm, and during the j not do our people a greater service,
summer vacations going into the har-! Raleigh Star.
vest field with the farm hands to ! , , . , T ,
nitah on hav. rake, bm,! etc. She A correspondent of the News and
i stock raiser. Her wheat crop averag -
ed this year forty-two bushels to the
acre, the largest yield in the county.
A short time ago she learned that a
brother-in-law living in Pennsylvania
was in destitute circumstances. She
went to him and found bim helpless
from an incurable disease, with a
family dependent upon him. "Ban," j
she said, " what can I do for you ?"
"Nothing, Libbie," was the reply.
' You have your hands full already.
We will bave to go to the county
house, I suppose." " Never, Ben, as
long as I live. Come and enjoy the
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me. I will keep vou and vour fami- j cfmt soiau lognonse on tne pjanta
ly as long as you live." She says she JMr. J H. Morgan, about two
has enough to do now without hav- cllle,s from Lanrinbnrg was destroy
ing to support a husband too, which ! f.?' 10f clck b' ?rt. together
she might have to do if she wi
married. New York Tribune.
A Victim of Chloroform.
Miss Jennie Payne, of Fernandi-
na FJa., was found dead in her bed,
at the residence of her brother-in-
law in Savannah, Ga., last Saturday
morning. She had been suffering
with neuralgia, and used ch'oro -
form for relief. Au empty bottlo of
1 the fluid was found in her grasp, and
j it is supposed that she inhaled too
j much, and, becomfng unconscious,
j the bottle overturned and the con-
teuts spilled over her. She was about1
j nineteen years old, and was to have
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been married to a 3'oung gentleman
in Fernandina next month.
About the year 18G0 or 18G1, Dr.
Robert Patterson, of Halifax county,
averaged more than twenty barrels
of good corn on some fifteen or twen
ty acres. Star.
Mr. J. R. Hughes, in the city mar
ket, slaughtered two fine hogs this
morning only eight months old, one
weighed 255 pounds, the other 285
pounds. Greensboro Patriot.
Mr. Wm. Hodges, of this county,
raised this year 200 bales of cotton
on 190 acres of land, using mostly
kome manure. He stands forth
the champion on so large a scale.
"Wm. Cooper, proprietor of the
Salem mill, informs us that one night
a few weeks since, while the mill was
running, something seemed to check
its speed, and on examining one of
the turbine water wheels, it was dis
covered that six large eels had got
fastened in the wheel, almost stop
piug the flow of the water on the
wheel. Salem Press.
A horrible fate befell Melissa Willis
a fallen white woman, in this city on
Monday night. She had been drink
ing freely and became intoxicated to
that degree that she was insensible
to cold, as well as the pains of death,
and in this condition lay down where
she was exposed to the bitter weath
er and was frozen to death. New
bein Nut Shell.
Maj. Allen Compton met with a
painful accident last Saturday, re
sulting in hU death. Ho was riding
along the road near Joseph Viaceni'd
He rode up to the fence for
some purpose, and, falling from
his horse over the fence, broke his
neck. He was GO years old and re
sided in Cedar Grove township.,
Orange county. Durham Plant.
We examined yesterday a curiosity
in tho shape of a potato which grew
through the ring of a key which hap
pened to be imbedded in the ground
by it. In the middle it is shaped to
the dimensions of the ring, while
both ends are of the size of an ordi
nary potato. The key is old and
rusty, as it has been in the ground
for a long time. The potato is from
the patch of Mr. James H. Durham,
Sr, of Rocky Point
A correspondent at Rojky Point
informs us of an attempt at suicide.
It aeems that on Monday a colored
man named James Brown had a diffi
culty with his wife, during which he
struck her several blows, when she
became frantio with rage, rushed
i (vnm flio linn on owd imnn, 1 in in t Vih
her duties a wiser and wetter woman.
After all that our State has suffer
ed in the way of political tramps and
! bummers of different
sorts we had
hoped to have had a
"rest," but it
seems that the lates nave reservea
tho bitterest pill for the last, in that
it is now announced that seventceu
Mormon elders, as missionaries, are
j Observer from Frauklinton, Bays:
week seems to have been
articnlarly fatal to aged females in
s township, to wit : Mrs.
1 Gideon Perry, aged 70 years, died
j on the 17th of goitre. Miss Nancy
! Insco, 78 years of age fell and frac-
j lured her clavicle; death ensued in a
i few moments. On the 18th Mrs.
I Barbara Preddy died instantly from
j aneurism, aged 90 year. On the
19th Mrs. Elva Fritchie died in two
hours from the bite of a bull dog ;
aged 87 years. On the same daj
Thomas Melville, esq., aged 64 was
thrown from his buggy and transfixed
by a staks near the road; death re
sulted before he was found.
Information reached us yesterday
till 11 1 1 . ,
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visions, and two small colored chil
dren, grand children of JoeMcPhat
ter, with whom they were living. It
seems that the grand parents were
scaged picking cotton about half a
naile from home, and before leaving
j for work early in tho morniag, tied
I the children close to the fire-plaos,
' which a good fir was burning,
: The house was firt -discovered to 'be
on urn oy ire oki man joa, wno ran
as fast as he could towar 1 the scene
but ere he had reached it the house
v. ;u in ashes, and all that was left of
the pinioned babes were the charred
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hones of their little frames, which
j were found near the spot where they
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! were ti id a few hours before. Larj-