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TEBMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
P1TTSB0R0', CHATHAM CO., M. C, DECEMBER 9, 1830.
For larger advertisements liberal contracts vltf
Caps Fear & Yailin Valley I 1
To take Effect May 9, 18S0.
Leave Fayotteville at
Arrive at Gulf at :
UtTea Gulf at :
Arrives at FayettevtUe.
Pally except Sunday.
: : .00 p. M.
: ,.ss p. u.
; 6.00 A. M.
: : 10.20 a. M.
L. C. JOXE9, Sup't.
Carolina Central Railway Comp'ny.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
OFFICE GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT, I
WlLMlKGTOJi, May 11, 18KO. f
ON and after May IS. 1KSO, the following schodule
will bo operated on this Hallway:
PAK8KNOEII, MAIL AND ExntESS TRAIN :
i Leave Wilmington at 6.00 p. M.
Arrive at Hamlet at 1.27 a. m.
Arrive at Charlotte at 7.00 a. m.
(Leave Charlotte at 7.25 p. m. !
Arrive at Hamlet at 12.3-2 P. si. j
Arrive at Wilmington at 8.30 P. K. !
No. 1 train id dally except Sunday, but makes no i
connection lo Raleigh on Saturrtaye. ro. a warn w
lally except Saturday.
Sleeplug-car accommodatlona on through trains
to and from Charioue and Wilmington. There
will alao be through lee4er9 run to and from
Charlotte and Wilmington. y q J0HSS(ISf ,
way 37 tt General Superintendent.
Balemli & Anpsta A.-L. R. K. Co.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
KaU'lsli. N. C. June 5, 179.
ON and after Friday, June 6, 187. trains on the
RAlelirh Augusta Air-Line Railroad will run
dally Sundays excepted) as follows;
No. 1 Leave
lUlelgh, 8.00 pm
No. 2 Lonve m
Hamlet 2 SO a m
8 31 p m
3 14 a m
3 37 a m
3 54 a in
4 13 a m
4 56 a m
Mono u re
8 S3 p m
9 14 p m
9 3d p m
9 M p m
10 17 p m
10 44 p m
11 27 p m
12 TO a m
12 a m
12 48 a m
6 02 a m !
6 25 a m I
6 12 a m !
7 00 a m 1
7 23 a m
7 5lJ a m
Arrive Hamlet, 2 00 a m
Arrivo itulelgh, B30am
Train number 1 connects at Hamlet with C. C.
Railway for Charlotte and all points souih. Train
number 2 connects at ltalelgh with the ltalelgh &
O&etou Railroad for all jtoiutt north.
JOHN C. WINDER. Superintendent.
Raleigh Business Men.
M. T. N0SR1S & CO.,
Raleigh, PI. C.
SOLE AGENTS FO
SOLI, ..BLE SEA ISLAND GUANO AND
BALDWIN AMMONIATED DIS
TH STCHdWALt. COTTON PLOW AST) AtLAB
We have lu store and to arrive :
1,500 Bus. White Corn.
800 Bus. Choice Seed Oats,
600 Bus. Choice white Bolted eal,
35.000 lbs. Prime Fodder,
58.000 lbs. Prime Timothy Hay,
20,000 lbs. Bulk Clear Rib Sides,
3 Our Loads Choice Family and Extra Flour.
1 Car load wheat brand and other goods to fll
out a complete stock which wo offer as low for cash
or on time as can be bought anywhere.
Call and se us before purchasing. Will make
It to your advantage.
fabH-tt M. T. NORMS k CO.
TO THE IB IF m
AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
7T. S. & P.. S. TTOS38,
are now offering their Fall Stock
SILKS, SATINS, VELVETS AND
RICH BROCADED SATINS IN
Newest Designs and Colorings.
A magnificent lot of Ladles Cloaks. The largest
etock l men's wear. Cloth. CasMmeres, Kerseys,
and Kentucky Jeans ever exhibited.
And large supply of Domestics, Plaids, fcc. 4-4
JJomesiics, suitable for Hour sacks.
SOOTS & SK03S,
The Largest Stock we evor had. Carpetings and
Rugs. All goods sold at the lowest possible prices.
W H Jc R S TUCKER.
O T Raleigh. V a
IT Is scarcely necessary for us to say we are bet
ter prepared (or work in this line than any office
in the State, for our work is known throughout
Xorth Carolina, But we wish to call attention to
the fact that our facilities are such as to enable
us to competo with any bouso North or South In
good work and low prices. We have
The Bent Book and Sab Presses,
The Largest Variety of Material,
The most Completo Assortment of Paper
Employ the most Competent Workmen,
and therefore rarely Sail ot giving our patrons
We rehind books of every kind In the neatoet
etyle of tho art.
f every hlzo nnd quality made to order on short
notice. Wo have a complete bindery in charge of
a thoroughly comietont man,
Accord Books, Dockets,
Iudex Books, Ledgers,
Day Rooks, ic, &c.
MADE AT NEW YORK PRICES.
Sfind us your orders, and we wiH glvo you satis
factory Jobs ltna prices.
Edwards. Broughton & Co.,
Nov 11 Raleigh, N. C.
bt fhask b. corr.
We are Sentinels all. on the hills of Time,
In evory station and every clime
Xu fluttering youth and in manhood's prime
Even Old Age,
With Its scribbled page
Watching for something without Its cage I
Watching the suu with Its golden glow ;
Watching the shadows that come and go ;
Watching the tide in its ebb and flow ,
Wand' ring the while
Over many a mile
Of mystic waste, with a frown or smile.
Watehlng the birds as they flit away ;
Watching the curtains of closing day,
Golden and crimson, around us play
Wond'rlng how much
Of the brisht and gay
Of life will fade at the lighest touch.
Watching the clouds as they steal along.
Watching the Gingers, whose plaintive eong
Murmurs the arches of Life among ;
Wond'rlng, per chance,
If in fate or dance,
These singers exulted when ihey wore young.
Watching the ladder that swings to Fame,
Watching wlih torment an humble Name,
Menaced by foes with a dart of Shame !
Wishing the night,
With lie sombre light.
Drifted away from the aehtng sight I
watching the crucible melt the gold :
Watching the silver wlthiu the mould,
Telling us Badly wo're growlug old ;
Counting the years,
With tkelr crowding fears.
Filled with their phantoms of graves and biers.
Watching for something we know not what 1
Rooted and fixed to a narrow spot !
Present and future a mocking blot 1
Watching each day.
On life's crowded way.
Something, when found, will refuse to stay I
THE TELEGRAPH ROBBERS.
Tf wn! ?n n. vailwnr rnr tint niv vi-l
to while away the time-we
)bliged to wait, owiim to a bro-!
Ven ra:,l t,o4l tlf following et vV
uT E Jir.e TrStnJ'
operator at a small town in New Jer-1
my situation, and taking an agency. I S
sev, out my nealtli tailing,
traveled westward until I reached i
c.t i Ti .1.. x-
oan xrancisco, wuere l iudk a iitucv... , .,, v , . ,
to visit the mining regions ; so select-1 lhan wlth Mongoliaiw) which
ing suitable goods to sell among the ! fn a chl11 me whenever I met
miners, I went, satisfied mvcuriositv, 1 thejr gaze.
made a little mon.v, and was return j l$one ,of 10 fa"V1.y wc01lded m;
ing in the stage-coach, when the in-
cidents I am about to relate occurred,
or at least began to occur. '
"There vera besides mvself three
,,.o . ni,rflnnnmo i
of sixtv, and two ronshlv dreaed '
men apparently miners. These two
sat at opposite ends of the coach, not
apparently knowing each other, while
the old gentleman had a heavy tin or !
iron box between his legs, which ho j
seemed to be anxious to keep out of !
"After a short conversation with
him on general subjects I allowed
myself to drift gently into a dose ;
and while in that condition my ear
trained as it was to the intelligent
sound of the telegraph instrument,
caught a faint tic, tic, which resolved
itself in the following words :
" 'Bill, the young one is going to
sleep, and I will tend to him while
you pitch the old one out orer the
nrpmmm wlinn T n.jiTr the sinrnA.. !
and secure the box.' i
"I was now as wide awake as if Ij
h-d hopn csilled hv .in onerator to re-!
ceive a message,lut I pretended to be
still dozing, while I listened intently.
Then I heard the coach window rat
tie, and it read :
" 'All right. Bob. We will bo to
the Big Jump in twenty minute?, and
then give the word and out he goes.'
"Taking a cautious look from be
tween my eyelids, I saw that one of
the villain 3 was telegraphing by vi
brating a knife blade between his
teeth while the other used the win
dow for the purpose, neither of them j
appearing to notice the other.
"I knew the precipice to which
they referred ; a terrible place, where
a miner had once jumped off in a fit
of despair at his bad luck, from
which it was known as the Big Jump.
How to communicate to the old gen
tleman I was at a loss to determine
but finally I took out a newspaper
and underscored tho words in a
lengthy editorial, which if read con
secutively, would read :
" Be cautious, sir. The two vil
lains intend to kill and rob us in ten
minute?. "When I arise you attack
the one with the moustache, and I
will take the other. Kill if necessaiy.'
"Then I handed the paper to the
old gentleman, saying; 'Have you
read this sir ? It's a most excellent
"He took the paper, put on his
glasses and began to read. Soon
the underscored words drew his at
tention and he began to study them
Then I saw him grow pale and feel
for his box with his foot. Handing
me back the paper he said signifi
" 'Do you believe that, sir?'
" 'I know it to bo true, sir,' said I.
" 'Horrible, said he, slipping his
hand in his breast pocket, a stern
look coming in his face as he added :
'I believe that I'd feel like shooting
"I saw I had a man of courage to
help me, so I cared little for the vil
lainous smile which his remark
brought to one of the ruffians. I
saw we were near the Big Jump and
were going down a steep grade at a
lively rate, when one of the villains
"The next minute I -was on him
knocking him senseless with my re
volver. The old gentleman did
equally as well, the ruffians being
taken completely by surprise at our
sudden attack. We had passed the
precipice now, and calling to the
driver to stop, and the one outside
passenger helped to bind our prison
ere, whom we left inside, while we
climbed to the top. When we ar
rived in Sacramento wo found the
robbers had released each other and
dropped out along the road.
"The old gentleman introduced
himself as Mr. Stamford, a Sacramen
to banker, and insisted on my accept
ing the hospitality of his homo,
ing that I had saved his life and a
large amount of money. I consent
ed, and was driven with him to his
handsome residence on the outskirts
of the city, where I was introduced
to Ins wife, and two daughters, the
former a kind, motherly woman and
the latter a handsome brunette and a
pretty blonde. Three weeks' stay at
Rose Hill, Mr. Stamford's home, with
its lovely walks amid a wealth of
tropical flowers mid the society of
Ella and Blanche Stamford, lovelier
if not more beautiful than the flowers
that bloomed around them, only
served to make me wish for a longer
stay, and when Mr. Stamford offered
me a posit ion in his banking house, I
most gladly accepted it, not failing to
take courage from the evident delight
of the fair Blanche, whom I thought
the lovelier of the two sisters, when I
told her of the offer and decision.
"About this time Mr. Stamford, at
his wife's request, replaced two Irish
! servants with two Cinnamon,
to the former's violent denunciation
Mrs. Stamford was loud In her praise
01 1101 lxew nellN Vino secmeu lO uc;m savxug a uuiumu ui ami
j0 adve' ordc$; f-llo3 J!1
ready, always willing, and alway,
l A 1 1 l i V . l
il De iouna at rueir posis.
-To these two spoon gobbles,' as
fte Ih girl called Ah U ng and
An jjee. i somenow conceivoa a uo-
cu d. "- , Th 1 thf0
sm'sl1 ' 100K u lueu k"3- . " .i"1, '
seemed to he rut less on tho bias each cromer his own wav. o have
Sf11 , ,fmf.', T
BlaTaJ. WJ)0 ,s0Temed uuk
1 dd wluch 1 accepted as another
attributmcf it to dislike to the Mon-1
SoImn as a race-
"One quiet, summer night I had
retired to my room in the second
story, ana lay t muting oi tne nappy
possibility of Blanche Stamford re
turning the love 1 telt lor her, when
my attention was attracted by
rattling of a window. There was not
a breath of air stirring to produce j forty acre lot it will require one mile
such a sound and I was about rising ;of fencing; if one hundred and sixty
to ascertain the cause, when it ceased, '; acre, two miles ; if six hundred and
and a wmdov4on the next floor be- J forty, four miles. The cost of s-plit-gau
to rattlo. Then I caught the ' ing Vails here is about forty cents pr
meaning of it. Someone was tele-Ihundrod, and this will make your
graphing with the sashes. j fence cost you forty dollars per mile,
"1 listen? d, and presently tho sec-j not counting your lumber as worth
ond story window telegraphed : anything ; then to haul and eroct the
"Everything quiet up there, Bob 7
"Quiet as a stiff. Old one blowing
his horn. How is the yonker down
there? answered the upstairs window,
" 'All quiet on the Potomac. Are
Al t 1 ll 1
you ready aslied tlio upstairs Win-
" 'Not quite yet. When I writo
'Go,' thou do your best. Dead men
tell no tales. As soon as you finish
your man, then come up here and
help mo with the wonion.'
'It was our old stage coach robbers
at work again no doubt. How they
had gained access to the house I wan
at a loss to account, for it was guard
ed by a burglar alarm and a watch
dog. Arising and partly dressing, I
took my revolver, and stepping soft
ly out into the hall, approached the
whitlow, where I
found Ah Lee
"What are you doing here?' I de
manded. " 'Come to lookee sec. Think hear
some mans hoppeo out the window,' !
said he blandly.
"Well,' said I, 'you go down stairs
and feteh me a glass of water and a
lemon to my room.'
"All litel, my will,' said Ah Lee, as
he glided down tho stairway.
"As soon as he was out of hearing
I took hold of the window and tele
" 'Yonker is awake and coming up
stairs. Go hide in the closet till he
" 'All right,' answers the upstairs
"Then I went upstairs softly in
my stocking feet, and quietly turned
the key in the ha'l closet, after which
I telegraphed to the downstairs win
" -Keep quiet down there. Yon
ker is up here talking to the old one.
Hide in the lil r rr, Mil he comes back
and then goes to bed.'
"Does he suspect anything ?' cams
back from downstairs.'
'No,' I answered. 'He is telling
the old one he is going to Frisco
early in the morning. Hide ! He is
" 'All right,' came back.
"And arousing Mr. Stamford I told
him how matters stood, and we de
scended downstairs and turned the
Ikey in the libary. Tho desperado
heard the click of the lock, and be
coming frightened, raised the window
to jump out, but I loaned out of the
hall window and ordered him back.
For an answer ho turned and fired
on me, the ball grazing my cheek and
slitting my ear.
Here the narrator pointed to a
long scar on his left cheek and his cut
ear, and continued ;
"The next minute I fired, and the
villain fell headlong into the garden.
Wo then returned upstairs and se
cured All Whig, from whom we strip
ped the paint and other disguises,
revealing one of tho stage coach rob
bers. Ah Lee, whom we found in
the garden dead, proved to be tho
"The ladies now to ado their ap
pearance, terribly frightened, and ere
an explanation could be given, Blan
che rushed to me, her face pale with
fear, and catching mo by tho
"Oh, Charles, are you hurt V
"Only a scratch, Blanche I
in a low tone, but she did not
me for she had fainted iu my arms.
"The next day we notified the au
thorities, to whom we delivered our
prisoners, and gave bonds for our ap
pearance in regard to tho killing,
from which the coroner's jury exoner
ated us by a verdict of 'justifiable
"It was nearly noon before I again
saw Blanche, and then she tried to
avoid me ; but, drawing her arm in
mine, I led her to tho pretty summer
house and said:
" 'Blanche. I love you ! Do you
I love me in return ?
"She hid her face against my breast
and whispered :
' Oh, so much!'
"Three months aftoi wards wo were
married, and I never hear a window
rattlo without thinking of the warn
j ing it twice gave me, being the means
! ing me a lovely and loving A'ife.
j 'This, gentlemen, is a true story,
1 oiishli wif liAnt
ju l iu huUUi
fear, for the names I have given you
are fictitious, it not being necessary
to give tho true names."
Such was my fellow-passenger's
i l t ii i j
; not met since, bu being reminded of
his story by a rat thng window, I have
j endeavored to give it just as ho told
I rt' Bftmes and .
No Fence Law.
A prominent fanner of Halifax
county has written the following com
munication to tho Raleigh News and
Observer in regard to the no-fence
" Suppose the land you till shall all
i lie in squares, so as to tiiko tho leat
e amount of fencing, and you
! fence in a ten acre lot ; this requires
i one-half mile of fencing : if it be a
! same will cost from twenty to forty
dollars per mil (in addition to the
splitting of the rails), owing to the
distance the rails have to be hauled.
Placing tho estimate at the lowest
rate, wo have sixty dollars per mile,
or thirty dollars for each ten acres
fenced , that is to say, three dollars
per acre. Each year tho fenco must
be repaired. I now refer to a legal
fonce. In building fences five feet
high they are more easily pushed or
blown over. This is a constant item
of expense. Your neighbor, whose
lands are assessed lower, but who
asks just as much per acre for his
land as you do, is not compelled to
fence his untillod land at all. The
law relieves him and adds to you.
How 1 If his lands were producing
thore would be more wealth, thereby
decreasing your rate of taxation, and
if his lands were tilled they would
be assessed as high as yours, again
lessening your rate of taxation. It
stops not here. Penalties are attach
ed. A renter on the lands of Mr. A
farms ten acres with a steer. He will
keep twTo or three head of cattle, and
not "less than six or eight hogs. He
pastures out. His half-starved stock
break in on you all the year, but par
ticularly after his " crop "'. is laid by.
If your fence at any point aroimd
your enclosure (perhaps a fence three
or four miles long, often,) is found to
be less than sixty inches high, you
have not a lawful fence, and if your
crop is destroyed you cannot recover
one cent in damages; if his half-starved
stock gorge themselves and die,
he can recover damages from you. If
thre is any justice in this I would
like some one to show wherein.
If the State can show the justice
of making Mr. A build a fence sixty
inches high around his land that
brings to the State a revenue by cul
t'.vation, an additional revenue be
cause it is assessed higher than un
opened land owned by Mr. B, besides
giving employment to laborers, I
should take it as a favor if it were
done. If the State can say you must
build a legal fence to keep out stock
owned by men who pay little or no
tax (at least seventy-five per cent, do
not pay as much tax as it would cost
to fence one acre,) if the State cau
say fire feet, why not ten feet ? Why
not say, to add to tho wealth of the
State, j'ou must erect iron fences ;
they may be costly, but they are du
rable. The State has inexhaustible
fields of iron and coal, and if iron
fences are used manufacturing will
spring up in our midst. Suppose,
too, we go one step further, and say
there shall none be used unless made
from iron ore mined in this State.
The State arrogates to itself that it is
its duty to protect men in doing that
which is morally and legally wrong.
It protects a large class of its citizeus
by legalizing theft, and then in holy
horror wonders why the negroes will
steal. The State protects the.n in it.
If A buys land, pays for it, pays
his taxes on it, all are agreed that it
is his. The State says by legal en
actments, post your land, Mr. A.
Trespass is wrong. The State does
not pretend to make it wrong because
of its enactments, but we enact for
your protection laws, so that when
the wrong is done the offender can
be punished, and we limit the amount
of fine or punishment. No man, if
you object, has even the right to
walk over your lands, but you must
fence against his stock full five feet.
No man can fence against "slip gaps,"
and it's hard to fence against the
" vest pocket series " of pigs that we
have here. The State further provides
that if a man enter upon your lands
and cut down any tree growing there
on, it is a trespass, a misdemeanor; if
he romove the timber so cut, he is
guilty of larcency. The two acts'
just referred to show that tho State
concedes that the land of each indi
vidual owner must be protected, and
yet the present fenco law leads not to
protection but to ravages. If it is
illegal for mo to enter upon your
premises aud cut growing timber, is J
it not equally illegal for me to cut
and remove grasses found growing!
thereon '? Will not tho constant pil
fering of tho forage that right fully
belongs to you impoverish your lands j
making you poorer ? If so, is it right, j
morally or legally ? Can a law be
just or constitutional that imposes
burdens on one citizen and relieves
another? Does a legal enactment
that gives you the legal right under
the law the privilege to destroy my
lands by running a horde of btock on
them year after year make it right or
just, or is it honorable for you to do
so ? If you have no right to trespass
on my lands, how is it your stock has?
If you have no right to cut and ap
propriate my timber, how is it you
have the right to appropi iato my
pastures ? If it is a trespass, a misde
meanor, or larceny in one case, how
is it that it is not in the other ?
No man has the right to keep or
make a nuisance. No one has the
right to keep stock that are a nuisance j
to his neighbor. No man has the j
right to keep stock that he does not I
provide for. No man has any right
to expect his neighbor to furnish pas
ture, thus dejileting his lands with !
out compensation. Lot tho present
Jaw be swopt from our statutes. Let
us have a law that will aid the farmer
and not curse his labors. Make it
illegal for stock to trespass, just as
the law makes it illegal for their
owners to do so. If stock is found
running at large, and damage a crop,
let the cattle be held for the damages.
Add to the school fund by charging
against the cattle so much per head
for each time they are found on the
lands of others. More than half of
the States have this law now in force.
It may be said that in some sections
there are large bodies of Stato or
public lands, and that these could
not bo pastured if a fence law were
passed. There are individuals that
would be affected to their detriment
by a no fence law, but because there
are a few, shall the State oppress the
many? United States statistics show
that ouv fences cost more than twice
as much as all our stock is worth.
This is evidence sufficient. There
could easily be made exceptions in
favor of Stato or pubhc lands, so as
to give those living near all the ad
vantage they now enjoy. As to pri
vate lands, no man ought to ask the
Stato for protection in taking what
he knows is not his own. If the
owner is willing for you to pasture
your stock on his lands, he would al
low you to pasture just as soon after
the passage of a 'no fence law' as
now. Without his permission, you
have no moral right to do so at any
Cure for Cramp.
Thoso of our readers who ever suf
fer from cramp, and also those who
do not, ought to read the following
that we copy from the Elizabeth City
"Kind reader, gen tie reader, readers
of all kinds, did you evei encounter
a cramp. It is always a most unwel
come visitant. Iu tenacity it is a con
centrated bull dog, without a bull
dog's openness. When it takes hold
it can not be beat off. No kind coax
ing relaxes its grip. It has all the
slyness of a cat with all the voracity
of a dog. Its objective points of at
tack are the calf of the limb and the
thigh of the limb. It will unman the
stoutest heart and most intrepid reso
lution. Humble resignation will not
tame its ferocity, strenuous effort
will not dislodge it, ignoble flight
cannot escape it. But nature is al
ways a kind restorer and stands ever
ready to relieve those whom it chas
tcneth. Simple in its operation,
quiet in its work, slow but steady,
tardy but sure, and ever impatient of
interference, nature works its way and
furnishes its remedies as needed from
the abundant resources of its own nat
ural materia medica. In the wko and
beneficent . arrangements of nature,
man's intricate machinery is automat
ic in its restorative power. This is
the general rule as to the ills that
flesh is heir to. But general rules
are strengthened by exceptions.
Cramp is the exception. A man with
a cramp in the caf of his limb, or
(shall I say it) in the thigh of your
leg, is deserted of nature and left
alono to fight it out in the dark as
best he can. Ho is worse off than the
graphic picture of a strong man
struggling in a morass where fach
step sinks him deeper. But while
nature has failed to furnish the hu
man machinery with the internal cor
rective of this dread scourge ; fortu
nately, oh most fortunately, she has
scattered all around us the raw ma
terial of a specific for the malady.
Cotton is King, and a cotton string is
king of the cramp. We feel that we
have discharged a great philanthrop
ic duty to humanity in making this
disclosure. We have wrestled with
cramp, lo ! these many years. We
have lost sleep for it. We sometimes
violated the decalogue for it. We
have appealed in vain to the groat
store house of tho vis medieatrix na
ture for relief. It has always been
the skeleton at our bedside And now,
after long years of painful endurance
and philosophic resignation, relief has
at length como in the shapo of a sim
ple cotton string of nine strands.
Turn not up your noses ye stiff neck
ed and proud' meu. Toss not away
your giddy heads, ye incredulous
maidens. Its true, Chauncy Mee
kins, of Roanoke Island, told us of it
last week Wre doubted. Measuring
great suffering by sturdy remedies,
and knowing that a cotton string was
not commensurate with one big
wrestle with a cramp extending from
tho tip of your toe to tho socket of
the femoral artery ; we disbelieved.
But knowing is believing, and we be
lieve it now. For three happy weeks
we have known no cramp. We are
fortified against it by a nine ply cot
ton string tied between the kneo and
the calf of the limb. Try it, and
bless J. C. Meekins."
Even if a boy is always whistling"I
want to be an angel," it is just as
well to keep the preserved pears on
the top shelf.
Floe asks: Does time fly? Yes;
and fly time has also flow. Wo know
jut when the last fly flew, Floe.
A Connecticut four-year old, spy
ing thi gray hairs on her mother's
head, said: "Oh, mamma, youvo got
a lot of basting-thread in your head."
Professor: "Mr. M., what is tho
answer to the second question ?" Mr.
M. (after waiting in vain to be
prompted): "Nobody seems to know,
pro fessor." College Mercury.
The Now Haven Register has as
certained that we breathe 588 differ
ent species of orgunic form into our
lungs with every breath, besides suck
ing a peanut shuck into tho wind
Wo havej'eceived a work entitled
"The Importance of Style in Pen
manship." Wre shall, in the future,
wear kid gloves, a white cravat and
a silk hat, while engaged in writing.
Keoluck Gate City.
A "young naturalist" writes us to
learn "how he can catch a liva wasp,
for scientific purposes, without injur
ing it,?' Right by the tail, son; right
by the tip end of the tail. Squeeze
hard, the wasp won't mind it a par
ticle, and if it seems to be injured
any that you can see, send us the bill
and we'll pay for a new wasp. 'Bur
lington Hawk eye.
At breakfast a remarkably light
omelette souffle is served, at a mo
ment when every one is engaged in
a deeply-interesting conversation.
The omelette is neglected and begins
to settlo down from its appetizing
airiness, to the enormous disgust of
the little daughter of the house, who
exclaims ; "Oh ma, do hurry ! Tho
omelette ia eating itself."
The baker's cart was standing by
the door, minus the baktr. Little
cherub climbed up, and, looking into
the boxes, feasted her eyes on cookies
and jumbles innumerable. "Oh I
I'se a god mind to take a cookie."
"But that would be vory wrong,"
said nurse, reprovingly. "The baker
won't see me." "But God will," sol
emnly. "I know; but he'll never tell
the baker !"
A little girl in Belfast. Me., recent
ly dropped her doll and broke its
arm. The doll was a favorite one,
anil tho accident was to the child a
c damity of the severest nature. The
tears started, the little lips were
trembling with grief, when a bright
thought struck her. With a beam
ing lace she exclaimed : "Papa, I
don't know as I care, after all. Pec
haps it .will be put in the paper."
Natnral objects themselves, even
when they make no claim to beauty,
excite the feelings and occupy the
imagination. Nature pleases, at
tracts, delights, merely because it is
Kinston Journal : Col. J. T.
Whitford of Jones county has a pear
of this year's growth that weighs one
pound and nine ounces.
Tarboro Southerner : Luke Tanna
hill, a colored cropper on the planta.
tion of Dr. Jos. H. Baker, made 25
bales of cotton to one horso.
Goldsboro' Messenger : A negro
was found dead on Sunday morning
about half milo below Mt. Olive.
We learn he had been at the village
the evening before, and had drank to
Ashboro' Courier : Sheriff Moflitt
informs us that tho new Factory of
the Enterprise MTg Co. has started
and is now in full blast doing good
work and giving entire satiskction
to its energetic proprietors. This
Factory is the lowest on the river,
being situated about 5 miles below
the Columbia Factory and near
est and most convenient to the great
ootton belt of country.
Warronton Gatette : Mr. Walter
Parker, who has recently returned
from a business trip to Nash and
Edgecombe, tells us of good crops
and bright prospects for the fafber.
Turner Battle, Esq., has picked . six
hundred bales from as mauy acres.
Mr. Ellias Carr made seventeen bags
to the horse. A Mr. Everit, of Nash,
has picked twenty-two bales to the
horso, and will get moro. Mr. Par
ker says this is no exaggeration, and
the figures are accurate. The farm
ers in that section have already raked
up thousands of loads of compost in
fence corners, and will bo ready in
time for the new crop.
Goldsboro' Messenger : A sad sui
cide occurred at Mouut Olive, ia
this county, Thursday morning ot
last week. Mr. Willie Southall, son
of that excellent citizen of Duplin
county, Geo. A. Southall, Esq., pro
prietor of the Hotel at Magnolia, de
liberately shot biinsef in the fore
head with a pistol, killing himself in
stautly. Decased was only 23 years
of age, aud had for some months
been employed by the Singer Sewing
Maehine Company. He had driven
into town with his machine wagon
only a few minutes before the sad af
fair and appeared to bo perfectly
calm and in his senses. Financial
embarrassment is supposed to have
induced him to so tragical ending of
his career while on the very thres
hold of useful manhood.'
Charlotte Observer : About 5 o'
clock day before yesterday afternoon
whilo tho South bound pa&senger
traiu was approaching Groenville,
S. C. at the rate of fiftymiles an hour,
a figure on horseback was seen by
the engineer attempting to cross tho
road. It was but twenty-five yards
ahead, and in an instant-before the
lever could bo reversed the horse
was struck dead and thrown of! the
track Tho rider disappeared. When
tho train was stopped ho was found
on the pilot, still in the saddle, stone
dead. He was an old man, gray
haired, and was afterwards recogniz
ed as George Martin, a respectable
citizen of Greenville county. When
they had removed his body and were
examining it, a string was found
around his neck to which was at
attached the neck of a stone jug.
Small as it was, the fragment emit
ted an unmistakable odor of whiskey,
and, those who were there and saw
the whole occurrence had no doubt
as to tho cause of his reckless attempt
to cros3 tho track with its fatal con
sequences. Monroe Express : Mr. and Mr.
William Missy, of Matthews, with
two small children, were returning
from a visit to relatives in South
Carolina, and when some Fcven miles
south of this place Mr. Massey got
out of the buggy to walk, being very
cold. Shortly afterward the horse
became frightened and started to
run. Mr. Massey caught the bridle
rein, but thi3 broke aud he fell, the
buggy passing over him. After run
ning for something near a mile Mrs.
Massy, who was holding the lines;
was thrown out and the horse was
now free from any restraint, and the
children were aluno in the buggy.
Fortunately for them they crawled
under one of the seats and horse kept
the road. They were thus saved from
harm. After running some three
miles the horso was stopped by Mr.
Amos Helms. No one was seriously
hurt except Mrs. Massy, who receiv
ed by her fall a severe cut over hejr
left eye and an injured ankle.
Elizabeth City Economist : An old
mau of seventy years passed through
this place Thursday of last week, on
his way to Edenton ; from which
place he ran away, a bound boy, fifty
seven years ago. When he ran away
from Edenton, he found his way to
Long Island, where ho has since
lived and prospered. The old in
stinct of going home to roost, "like
young chickens" has prompted him
in his old age to revisit the old place
from which he went a penniless boy,
mere than a half century ago. Alas:!
ho returns, full of the excitement of
old memories: to find none living to
greet his coming and to offer .con
gratulation upon the worldly bless
ing that fortune had in keeping for
the vagrant boy. He will walk amid
a living solitude, over the graves of
all who knew him, and the few voiced
less vestiges that remain to assure
his identity, will utter to his mourn
ful heart but one sad language.
Gone, gone, all gone !