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SALISBURY, JV. C, OCT. 15, 1869.
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North Carolina, t Si-ceuior Cocbt,
Yadkin County. Spring Term, 185!).
T. C. Hatiser, Ex'r., of Win. Mackie, dec'd.
Elias Haynes arid others. Defendants.
Special Proertdingt. Petition Jot Settlement.
In thif case it is made to appear to the
satisfaction of the court that Thomas fackie,
Mariiia Mackie. Klizaheth Mackie, Jesse
Makie, Sarah Mackie. Klis Mackie, lliram
Martin, and his wife Calhaioi, Milas K
and liis wife Rebecca. Sylvester Keese, Henry
Shore and his wife Mary, are non-residents
of the State: It is therefore ordered by the
court that publication b- made iu the "Old
North State ' a newsjmper published in Sal
isbury, N. C, for six wwks successively, no
tifiingthe defendants to be and nppear at
the next term our Sojrior Court to h- held
fur the county of Yadkin, at the court house
in Yadkiuvilie, on the 10th Monday after
the third Monday in September, lcSfi!), theu
and there to plead answer or demur to the
petition filed by T. C. Hauser, the executor
of Win. Mackie. askiug for an account of his
administration and a final Settlement.
Witness, J. A. Martin, clerk of our said
ennrt at office in Yadkinville. Sept. 22d,
18W. J- A. MAKTIN, c . c.
Worth Carolina, ) Si n uiou Coi-rt.
Yadkin Coitoty. S Spring Term, 186!)
Martha J. IIoard. Plff. 1 (hrtritoW:
Alfred M. "Howard, d ft
In this case it is made to appear to the sat
sifactiuii if the court that Alfred M Howard,
the defeudaLt abovo named resides beyou I j
the limits of the State and tha (Martha Jane j
Howard. Plaintiff above named, hath a good ;
cause of action against him: It is therefore!
ordered by thecourt that publication be made
in the "Old North State," a newspaper pub j
lished iu Saishury. N. C, for six weeks sue-
cessively, notifying the defendant that he be
and appear at the next term of our Supe
rior I'oiirt to be held for the county of Yad
kin at the Court House in Yadkinville on the
lOih Monday after the 3d Monday in Sept.
I8('i0. then and then- to plead or answer to
said petition for divorce tiled in the office of
the clerk of said court, otherwise judgment
pro confesso will be entered and the case
Witness, J. A. Martin, clerk f our said
court, at office the 10th Monday afier the 3d
Mouday in April, 18t9.
Issued 22d day of Sept. I860.
J. A. MARTIN, c.1 . c.
39-fiwfpr fee $10)
State of Worth Carolina, 7
Virginia G. Whitehead, Plaintiff,
Marcelhis Whitehead, Thomas Whitehead. C.
A. Henderson and John II Enniss. late
partners under the name of Henderson t
fcnniss, W. F. Bason, W. II. Batly. T. J.
Foster, and T. G. Haughton, Defendants.
To Thomas Whitehead, one Of the defendants
above named, a non-resident.
You are hereby, noticed, that a summons, in
the above entitled caiseas issued agaihst you,
and the complaint therein was filed 111 the Su
jietior Court ot Rowan County, on the 18th
1 day of September, 18li!), and that copies of
said summons and complaint Were deposited
in the pt office, at Salisbury, on the 20th
day Ol, September, I860, directed to you at
Amherst Court House, in the State of Virginia
You are also notified, that the summons in
the case is returnable to the next term of the
Superior Court ahuvsaid, (o be h,-M ;iie
Court House in (Salisbury, on the third Mon- I
day in April next, when and where you are j
bereby required to appear and answer the 1
complaint in default whereof the plaintiffj
will appiy 10 is ior ine reuel demanri-
ed in the complaint.
Witness, A. Judson Mason. Clerk of thssaid
Superior Court at ofKce in Salisbury, Septem
ber 20th, A. D. 1SK
A. JUDSON MASON, c. a e.
VOTXCB. I WILL SKI. I. ON
ll XESDAT.iffth of October, from
1000 bushels of Corn, helnnfting to Mary Kilts,
(minor.) The sale will be cash, and take place
ou the farm of the late Robt. Ellis.
0. G. fOART),
Act I . teW 39:44 ftwardran.
WoeBTifE rxPAio kotesgiv
li en to me a administrator of K tt" tirif-
f-h decease have been lef .. tfce' hawU f , '
Mr. lewt itaac mr coikiuou. imne .uk
tbem are reiic-ted toill upon Mrllat:e8 at .
tTTc OIrt Kitflk ittaltr oflipe. tb Bahabury, ana 1
nT taetn a soiu poaainir.
Oist 1 . 1639 Cl" Z GRIFriT3, Adm'r'
r OODDIR 9
COMPOUND GENTIAN HITTEIiS,
The Great American Tonic and Di
Recomo ended and prescribed by physician
The "Compound Gentian Bitters" are made
of the purest and best Vegetable Tonics and
Arotnaiics known to the profession. They also
contain twenty per ceut of
ft U C LI 0 ! jgl
Which makes them, beyond all quesliou, the
best DIURETIC in existent; and lor Dis
tressed Kidneys, Bladder and Urinary Organs,
have no superior, if any equal I Those who
try these Bitters, for the Iblbwing Diseac
will in every case find them a safe, pleasant,
speedy and effectual Remedy.
Trey are a sure preventive and cure for
CI 1 ills and Fever, and all Malarial Diseases I
C LDS & COCGn,
Diseases of Kidneys, Gravel, ivc, and every
Disease lequiring a general Tonic impression.
t4f K01 Diseases peuiilmr to Kv'tualcs. it is
almost a specific.
f In convalescence from Typhoid and
other low forms ol Kevcr it is the very best
Tonic that can be used.
Tbe Compound Gentian Bitters meet with
universal favor, and have teceived the si l ong
est testimonials ever given to any medicine, a
lew of which we append below:
This is to certify that I have used Dr. God-
diu's Compound Gentian Bitters and cheerful
ly recommend it as the very best Bitters that
can be used for ordinary deliiht v. 'ick stomach
&c. E. M. HOLT, M. D.
Lipscomb, 0range co , N. C, bay 15, 09.
I hereby certify that I have been using Dr.
Goddin's 'Compound Gentian Bitters," lor
Coogh, General Debility, Sec., and I am fully
satisfied that they are the best Bitters of which
I have any knowledge, and the best Tonic ol
fered to the American people.
ROBT. Y. SLATER.
Henrico county, Va-, June 25, 18G9.
Dk. GoDnm: Dear Sir: I have been suffer
ing lor twenty years with an affection of the
kidneys, prostrate gland and stricture of the
urethra; have been under the treatment ol
the best physicians in the country, one of whom
w now a professoi in a medical college. All
failed to relieve me. I finally tried your Com
pound Gentian Bitters ; the effect was like a
charm one bottle uave me complete relief. I
believe it to be tbe best medicine I have ever
used. Very respectfully,
JAS. A. FAULCON,
Lillle'on, N. C., Jan. 7th, 1861).
Prepared only bv Dr. Goddin.
JAMES T. WIOUIXS,
Proprietary Wholesale Agent,
For sale by Dr. G. B. Poulson, Salis
bury. N. C 3-tf
FOli BKOiNCUtALi a.l LIVER DI
SEASES read the following :
Thomas II. Itainey, Esq , (irauvillr co., N 0.,
says: "I lind your I'illa lo tc tlie best family rn-.li-cine
I have over used. They have proved very ben
eficial in my own case. I have beeu very much nf
flicted for fifteen "years, and have tried every kind of
medicine that I could get, but have found more ie
lief from vuiir Pills than all othem. Mv diHeaiw, io
brone h laf affliction, and a complete prostration of
the nervous system. I have wil 1 hem in ten or lit
teen cases in my family, and find them to be tha very
medicine for nearly ail family diseases."
The Core in Thorough.
Kenneth Haynes. Ksq., t'lerk of Columbus county
court, writes (April 3, 1868:) "During the latter
part of the e.n- 1863 I waa severely afflicted with
diseased I i vei and many nights while to bed the pain
would become so excruciating that I was compelled
to get out of lied and ait npjunlil the pain would
subside. I procured a few.boxesof HeHOUTHEBN
llhl'A I HIMI.I.s, and the first done Itook gave mp
great relief. I continued to use the Pills for two
weeks, and have not suffered from liver disease
since. I have recommended them u idingly, aud
several persona are in w ant of them.
All disease is an enemy to the human system, and
is at war wiihjt and will conquer it, unless nature,
with all the assistance it can receive from strength
ening medicinesand suitable nourishments, ran
eosqnertbe enemy ; whieh would be best, to take
medicine before yon get sick, toprevent sicknes or
to take medicine after yon get sick to e ire sickness.
ITf- A word to the wise is enongh.f3
Exercise your own judgment in the means of de
fense: the enen.y will come, be ye ali ready with
The Southern Hepatic Pills,
Tftat nht, long knrncn tW tcrl! trirr) remedy
for all tiliou ditentei, canted by a
TO ALL EMIGRANT You are abontto make
a home for yourself and family na climate whieh
yon orthev have not been acenstomed to ; you will,
i.f course, be.expo.vd to all tbe diseases peculiar to
that climate, you should be careful to use sack Med
icines as are adapted to the dioease of that eljniate:
you will find the greatest security in the use of
lixras' Socthikn HxraTic I'n.w.
They can be acutto any point iu the United States
PRIC rroali, WeenU. nna.W.ria FalfOrnM
tin Otie V.r.M. SIS Three. OrOMt, " I'm Oron, T&
n.cnsli intisl either aeeompsnj the order forlha Mcdl
elnrr a will be wul C. 0. n. Or 'era should be addieai
ed la O. W. IT Mis.
Ho. i, Socra Ciuon Sraaar,
where Iker wilt h wramiill attended to.
Far ik-sr Medieion call an mil reapectahle DramHttf
everywhere and oo
0. B. POUIOX,
JnlrS 36:ty Halisbnrj -. N. C.
Mary A . Campbell, Plaintiff.
William P.. Campbell. Meft
Tn this ease it in mad to imeir nnon affidavit
that after diligent twanb the delentlaiit. cannot be
fi.und within the limits of thin State: It is tUenpfon
i ordered that publication be made In the Hfd North
.stattr," a newspaper pnl.lattied in Salisbnrr. K. '..
, iv. o -stub .',.., i . K .ir ucriiuitu. ,u apirai a.
! the next term of the Miperior Court tor the county
V - Z MondTJ in Vu,M nVxV.
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w . . .
m vutrk M aiwJ ,1, Mrt of fa rot.
Tlisjai. It II. H'lttiflrlil i lait nf nai sabl imiil
im to aacuna air or r-enwnw. a. p.. ihok. I.i i, j .i i
H. 6 w B B. Waxxnxia r. . ' bytbe Astor Hons-, pot down tbefourih
REPORT OF CROPS IN THE UNI
The Department of Agricultuiefurnish
cfl a BUtuiuary ol the crop reports. A
statement It given showing the menu tem
perature and rain-tall of the several States
lor July and August, as contrasted with
those months Inst year. The region most
subject to drought 'that west ot lliu Mis
sissippi and Missouri has had the most
regular supply of rain, and the valley of
the former has hud an abundant rain-fall
to its mouth, while Alabama and (ieorgia
have suffered from drought, and the At
lantic Suites in a still higher degree, not
only throrighnu: the tidewater region, but
iu a large portion of lite Eastern Slates.
On the Southern Atlantic Seaboard the
heat has been greater this yegr,. than in
1868. and the rain I. .11 less. North and
east of New York, the heat has been less,
as also the ram tall. In the one case it
Was too hot, iu the other too cold for corn
and other sunnni r crops, which suffered
accordingly While the drought has pre
vailed east of the Alleghanies, Uic great
Mississippi basin has had an unusual
amount of rnin. West Virginia and Ohio,
alone, of the central area, has less rain-
tall in August than in 1868. The ex-J
cessive moisture of the summer is sustain- J
ed to its close, especially in Wisconsin, j
Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and
Missouri Both the early and 1 he latter
rains have been somewhat extraordinary
west of the Missouri, yet the high tem
perature and deep tliirs'y soils of that re
gion have converted flic visitation into a
blessing. The drought of the senbomtl
has not been equalled in many years.
The comparison between this year and
last shows that New England Ii is hud hut
one-third as much rain in August of (he
present year; New York 11 little more
tl, l.i.rl. i..,n.
than nno-hjilf cw Jeranv scuiei lv one
eighth ; Pennsylvania one-sixth, and Ma-
, vl .,l r.nr..nilh "I l.o erlr.el. fee,.,, nor.
if.nol.d..ncn will dinw fl... I, no. wins ..fl.-el
J w ....... . ...
of this excessive drought ou com. cotton
and garden vegetables
Corn. The corn crop ban been the
prey of numerous ill in every section ol
the country, The only States that show
an average condition are Nebraska, Flori
da, Louisiana, Texus and Arkansas. Ex
cessive ruins retarded tihiutiiiir. and ne-
i . -. i
uwune il f,iii,iii.ii.; in nil- s n nit: iiii'ii."..!
..i n- . j U .l ,i ij f.. .i
out the V est aud houth. Cold wet weath-
l 1. 1 ,i
er prevented healthy, vigorous growth in
i ' . u. . j .i r
almost every Iniate, and in the season of
: i j . , . .
eni nit: ..in. ium 01 ii"K, iltio, a flei luua uiouijiit
-ir....i :. .. .i .i -.t j
iiuei. ie.i ii ou in ...i.t'iiic com;, witu in-
... - ...i .i u .i 1 j ii
luiiuun iiuui iu iiit: ootiin, ami uinavoriioi.'
j ,. c. -.iv .i,
reduction of temperature iu the Noith.
n- -t . ii T i l .
Duiir, iijiuii.il, uiiiiiii-u, llic ctlirini
. ' . '
moisture of the est did no iniury
I a ., i l- :.i. -i t ii t.
inai) oi uii iiinus, wiin cniv rttusou, 1110
' ' . ' -
damage was great : in some cases re-ult- j
ing hi total failure-. The loss as shown
in the table is 49 per cent, in Virginia ;
from 20 to 40 in Maine, Vermont, Mary
land, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan,
and Wisconsin ; from 20 to 30 iu Now
Hampshire, Connect cut, New York, New
Jersey, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana. Ohio,
Iowa and Minnesota ; from 10 to 20 in
Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, and 1
to 10 per cent, in Rhode Island, Alabama,
Mississippi, Missouri and California. Un
less the close of the season is very favora
ble, there must Le 150,000,000 bushels
less than a full crop.
Cotton. There will be a reduction in
the yield of cotton from the Carolines to
Alabama, and a material increase from
Mississippi to Texas, Georgia, Florida
and rtouth Carolina have suffered most
mainly from drought, in a few localities i
from rust, the caterpillar and boll-worm.
Our estimate make the increase in Mis
sissippi, Louisiana and Texas, respective,
10, 12 and 14 prr cent. The prohahili
ties at present favor a yield of 2,7.0,000
Wjjbat. This crop as a whole is large.
The only States showing a decrease are
Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and California.
Some of it is inferior iu quality, and a
considerable portion has been injured by
rains after harvest, but a considerable
portion of the Western wheat is of good
quality, and that of the South decidedly
Stock Hogs. There is not only a re-
-diic t ion in the number of stock. JiogfibuL.
also in llie condition. Missouri, Kansas,
Nebraska, and Minnesota, rapidly grow
ing Slates, have made an increase in num
bers, as have some of the Southern States.
There is apparently a decrease, as com
pared with last year, of five to ten per
BARNUM'S BRICK MAN.
As an illustration of Barn'um's habit of
iraking everything tell to his account,
Barniun relates the following anecdote as
an illustration :
One morning a stout, and heart v -look- !
ing man came into my ticket-office at the came interested in tbe little waif, and all
Museum Snd begged some money. I ask- were eager to adopt it. No one asked,
ed him why he did not work and earn his "W ho was her father 1 Who was her
living I lie replied that he could gel mother!" but all were anxious to take the
notning to do, and that be wonld be glad position of father or mother. The inter
of any job at a dollar a day. I handed j est being so great, it was finally deter
hini a quarter of a dollar, told him to go j mined by the temporary caretaker, to put
and get his breakfast and return and I j the little one up at auction, aud st l-l her
would employ him at light labor at a dol- j to tbe highest bidder.' This plan will be
larand half a day. When he returned, I acted upon, and the terras are cash the
gave him five common bricks. j nioney to be a bonus for her benefit, lobe
"Now," said I, "go and lay a brick on placed iu bank at compound interest, and
the sidewalk at the corner of Urnadway
and Ann strret; another clow by the Mu
seum ; a third diagonally aciwss tbe war
at the corner of Broadway and v eeey sts
on the sidewalk in front of Saint Paul's
Church, opposite ; then, with the fifth
brick at everv point, aud suy nothing to
"What is tha object of this ?" enquired
"No matter," I replied, "all yon need
to know is, that it brings you fifteen sent
I wages per hour. It is a bit of my fun,
! and to assist me properly you must seem
I to be as deaf as a post, pay no attention
to any one, but attend lurthtully to the
I work, and at the end of yery hour by St
i Paul's clock show this ticket at the Mu
seum door, enter, walking solemnly thro'
every hall in 1 h.- building , pass out, and
resume your work "
"With the remark that It was all one to
him, so long as he could earn his living,"
the iuan nNccd his brick and began his
found. ' if'iiif arr hoof afterwarj I ve. bun-
1 dren people at least were watching his
mysterious movements. He had assumed
a military step and bearing and looking
as sober us a judge, he made no response
whatever to the constant inquiries as to
the object of his singular conduct. At the
end or the firs', hour the sidewalks in the
vicinity were parked with the people, all
anxious o solve the mystery. The man,
us directed, theu went into the -Murium,
devoting fifeii minutes to a solemn sur
vey of the halls, and Afterward reluming
to his round. This was repeated every
hour until sundown, and whenever tin
! wenl '",0 1,10 "" l,"en or
1 more persons woutu buy iickcis ana 101
; low him hoping to gratify their curiosity
j in regard to their purposa of his move
ments. This was continued for several
l days the curious people who followed
! the man into the Museum considerably
more than paying his wages till finally
the policemen to whom 1 bad imparted
j my object complained that the obstruction
! ot the sidewalks by crowds had become
j prions that 1 must call
. Ulan. 1 his trivial Incident
in my brick
SltlPTBDW talK UIKI alUUSeUlentS J It QUVer-
i iiit 1 . 1
! lied mP ttlul il materially advanced my
purpose of in iking a lively corner near
LUTHEB AT HOME.
In the close of the reign of Julius, Lu
ther visited Home. The poor monk, woru
' !.L 1 1 1 a
j witu ueiiiiucen anu naiu ton, waa st-ui on
. . , . .
some business connected with his convent
, . ,
to the i apal Court. He crossed the Alps
.', i i . .
full of faith, and stirreil by strong cxcite-
. ,, , . . ' , ,
ment. tie was about to enter the classic
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i hind, with whose pot ts and
ii, e i
had long iM-CB-laniiliar ; he was to
, . , . ,. ., n. . , .
I the sacred soil ot V irgil, Cicero and Livy.
, . . P ' , .
But more than this, he saw before him,
. . . , i.i i,
I ii.ini' in linn Tii.tit.afv the, llnlw I .,tw rf
1 " "Jv"Vi J
,,, t . r.i.i. L i i
! iiiui v nurcit iiom wnoe ianii ne una tier-
r vet venture. I to deiiur . w n.se Hiiiiieme
head was still to him almost the reiuescii
I tative of D. it v, and whose princes and
dignitaries he had ever invested with an
apostolic purity aud grace. Home, lial
l lowed by the sufferings of the martyrs,
I tilled with relics, and redolent with the
pieiv ot ages, die untutored monk still
supposed a scene of heavenly rest "Hail,
holy Koine I" he exclaimed, as its towers
first met li s eyes. His poetic dream was
soon dispelled. Scarcely had he entered
Italy when he was shocked and terrified
by the luxury and the license of the con
vents, and the open depravity of the priest
hood. He f. ll ick with sorrow and
shame, lie complained that the very air
ot Italy scemed deadly and pestilential,
lint he wandered on, feeble and sad, until
he reached thcllojy City, aud (here, a in id
the mockeiy ot his fellow monks, aud the
blasphemies ot the impious clergy, per
formed with honest inperstitution the mi
nute ceremonies ot the Lliurch. tit all
pilgrims to that desecrated shiiue none
wus so devout as Luther. He was deter
mined, he said, to escape the pains of pur
gatory, and win a plenary indulgence; he
dragged bis frail form on his. knees up the
painful ascent of the Holy Stairs, while
ever in his ears resounded the cry, "The
just shall live by faith." He heard with
tiorrnr that the head of the Church was a
monster stained with vice ; that the car
dinals were worse than I heir master; the
priests, mocking unbelievers; and tied,
in art.-broken, back to his; German ceil.
A Beautiful foundling to be Sold at
AWtftm.ttn the htgbiw tbe 11th ins;.,
a baby of the feniniue gender, about six
weeks old, was found on the front door
lep of the glass warehouse of Messrs.
Win. Frutiik & Son. Pittsburg. The little
foundling was conveyed to the house of a
neighbor, (uitil permanent provision could
be made for it. The affair was ebon nois
ed about, and ihe child became an object
n( jrreirt cnriosiTy. It was very b'eaWl-
: fill, and the habiliments in which it had
been thus rudely presented to I he public
were of very fine quality, suggesting an
aristocratic origin for the infant. Rich
and poo t old and young, male and Jy
male, nwti lied and sinjrlr people, all be
to be drawn when the gitl arrives at the
age of etghtetn year. An interesting
time was anticipated at the alr
foundling wuT doubtless bring
GROWTH OF LICENTIOUSNESS.
The New York Slur is stToeked at the
rapid stride of licentiousness among us
as visible especially in the indecent pic-
lures and pictorials that meet tbe eye in
every direction, to say nothing of the nu
dities of the modem drama. It says :
The mere display of the human term in
vsrious stages of partial clotbiug (tbe edi
tor thinks) it reprehensible or not, accord
ing us evil intention in the exhibitor can
or cannot be observed. It is an open
question wbetbsr the nudity of c taste
statues of the Qrcciau type do not promote
morality. Hut we have certainly taken a
great stride downward when pictorials
containing pictures that appeal to the taste
of the lov.-e.-t class of picture buyers, are
paraded alongside the uuexceptiuuable pe
riodicals. Tim-, step by step, the purest
people are driven from their various sour
ces of amusement. 1 hey cannot guze in
to windows containing these and similar
pictures. I hey cannot attend tie a res
because there they seo these same dis
plays in the living form. They cannot go
to tbf opera, because the victories of evil
are there sung by sirens ot melodious nc
ceut. They cannot go to balls, because
they begin at an hour when they should
close, and the dancing, instead of being
the healthy exercise it should be, and in
-ri ad of simply offering a natural method
of mental and ph sical contact between
the sexes, is impoited from places wbere
the better impilsesof nature are generally
scoricd at. 1 he day of ruritanism is
passed ; but in throwing Cromwell over,
let us not take up with Charles II. Let
us have liberty without licentiousness.
A STR ANGE STORY AND CONFES
SION OF A MURDERER.
The Trenton (N. J.) Sentinel has the
It is now forty years ago or more that
the dead body of a stranger was found in
the woods near Ston vbrook bridge, about
one mile to the east of Pennington, a vil
lage ot this county. The body was found
iu a sitting posture against a beach tree
The face was distorted, the eyes protru
ding as though the dead man bad died in
agony. His hat lay a few feet from lum
His dress denoted one in comfortable cir
cumstances. lie was a stranger, and no
one ever rememberedto have seen him.
1 here was no money upon the coipse.
The body, without special examination
was buried we forget where. There
wire no wounds upon it, aud no evidence
And now comes tbe strange elucidation
of the cuse. A few days since an acci
dent placed in our bauds a copy of the
Manchester (England) Guardian. In that
number we found the dying confession of
a man named Daniel II tilseman, acknowl
edging to a murder perpetrated forty years
ago iu the State of New Jersey, United
States of America. The murderer was
acquainted with his victim in the old coun
try and came out about one year before
him. Hulseman was a tauncr, and work
ed iu New York.
When Eberhart came over he sought
out his old acquaintance. , die had about
.200 in money. On pretence of examin
ing the country and purchasing land, Hul
Semnn started with Eberhart on a tour
through New Jersey.
He had with him A flask of poisoned
brandy, as he had resolved to murder his
friend for his money. They first stopped
at Princeton, and then concluded to walk
across the intervening nine miles to Pen
nington, the weather being pleasant, and
public travel being greatly circumscribed
When within a mile of the latter place
they s'epped over into woods, under a
tree, to partake of some victuals they had
pi oenred before starting. Hulseman then
pissed his flask to his companion, who
drank liberally, and died within an hour
thereafter in fearful agony, Hulseman
looking on the while. He then robbed
him of his1 money and set him up agaiust
the tree as before described.
Xi. There are still old men about Princeton
who will remember this event. It seems
almost marvellous that after a lapse ol
forty years that this affair should have
come to light by a deathbed confession,
,'i,000 miles I com the place of commission.
Aud' yet it is even so.
CURIOSITES OF MEMORY.
Strength of memory has ever been high
ly esteemed, from the days of the Ro
mans to our time. Pliny mentions it fre
quenty as one of the highteetqualfications
of his most talented friends The perfec
tmn " to which this power- - was passed by
some of the ancients must be called in
creditable. A Greek philosopher is men
tioned in an old letter who after delivering
long harangue extempore could repeat it
again without losing a word. Senaca
says that iu his younger days he could
repeat two thousand names exactly in the
same order they were read to him, aud
to test Ins power ot acquirement and
retention the audience who attended the
same professor with himself would eaeh
of them give bim a verse, which he would
each of them f them give him a verse
whieh he would instantly repeat, begin
ning with the last and so on to the first,
to tlfe amount of two hundred. He tells
a pleasant story upon the occasion qf a
certaiu poetwho having read a poem in
public, a person who was present claim
ed it for bis own, and, in proof of the
assertion, repeated it word for word, wbich
the actual author could -not do. The
isme trick is said to have been played
upon Voltaire by the king of Prussia,
who placed an Englishman behind a
screen when tbe poet read a new poem
of considerable length. The Englishman
repeated the verses correctly, much to
the author's amazement, and claimed
them for his own. The king enjoyed the
joke greatly, am) for some time wonld
not explain his ttrategem.
, Any number of instances might be
taken from the ancients to the same pur
pose, Temistoclea was master of the Per
sian language in year's time. Miihri
dese understood as many tongnes as ha
commanded nation!, wbich numbered
twenty-two. Cyrus retained the name of
every soldier in hi army. Asistidet
could name every citizen in Athens :
and Tully says of Cesar iu his oration of
Ligariuns, "that he never forgot anything
but an injury."
A Western Temperance Lectc reb.
Billy Rots, a temperance lecturer at
Rusbville, Illinois, waa preaching to tbe
young on his favorite theme. He said :
''Now boys, when I ask yon a question
you musn't be afraid co speak right ont
and answer me. When you look around
and see all these fine houses, farms and
cattle, do you over think who owns them
all now T Tour fathers owns them all
now T out fathers owns them, do they
"Yes, sir!" shouted a hundred voices'
"Well, where will ycur fathers be in
twenty years from now ?"
"Dead !" shouted the boys.
"That's right. And who will own till
this property then t"
"Ls boys, shouted the urchins.
' " Rgbt. Now, tell me did yon ever,
in going slong tbe streets, notice the
drunkards lounging around the saloon
door, waiting for somebody to treat them 1"
"Yes sir, lots of them !"
"Well, where they will be iu twenty
years from now I"
" Dead ! exclaimed the boys.
"And who will be the drunkards then ?"
"Us boys!" f
Billy was thunderstruck for a moment;
but recovering himself, tried to tell the
boys bow to escape such a fate.
The Wallace Muncme.vt ty Scot
land. The Scottish national monument
of William Wallace was formally deliver
ed t the custody of the Towu Council of
Stirling on the 4th instant. The founda
tion stone was laid with full Masonic hon
ors by the late Duke of Athole, Grand
Master Masons of Scotland, June 24, 1861.
The site of the monument is that of tbe
Abbey Craig, a mile and a half east of
Stirling- This craig, upwards of 300 feet
above tbe level -of the sea, is geographi
cally in the centre of Scotland ; it is like
wise the centre of the Scottish battle
ground for civil and religious liberty. It
overlooks the field of Stirling Bridge.
where the Scottish hero obtained bis great
1 he monument, designed by an archi
tect iu Glasgow, consists of the Scottish
baronial tower 230 feet high aud 36 feet
square. 1 he walls are eighteen teet thick
at the base, and five feet at the thinnest
part. Above the outer gate way are the
Wallace arms, surmounted by a large,
beautifully cut Scottish thistle. One of
the halls is intended as a repository for
ancient armor, another for Scotch anti-
Iuariau relics, and a third for sculpture,
'he total estimated cost of the building is
upwards of .14,000. I he Town Council
have agreed to finish the interior ot the
building, and ornament tbe craig, at a cost
Foolish Turret Gobbler. The
Roanoke Valley says :
"A gentleman in the neighborhood of
his town has two male turkeys, who have
been deprived ot their mates on account
of their raising young families, wen into
the orchard aud got together some sticks
and straw in the shape of m sts, rolled Up
some apples into tuem lor eggs, and went
to setting ; they were missed when it was
time to shut them up tor the night, and
on search being made, the old fellows were
found gravely sitting on the nests lull of
apples. The apples were taken away
and the nests broken up, but th-y went
back the next morning and renewed their
labors, and so they kept it up. The ap
ples were gathered up in the neighborhood
ot the nests, but they flew into the trees
and beat off apples with their wings and
tilled up I heir nests agai;t. Oue of them,
after much trouble, was broken up, but
the other persists iu setting on the ap-
Our "devirIayr let it alone, and it
will, probably, batch out a young or
A Spict Postmaster There is in
the State of Nebrasba a post- office estab
lished at an "aromatic" point named Pep
pervilto The name is suggestive of some
thing above the ordinary degree of warmth
and to fill the position of presiding genius
at such an establishment required the host
lo be equally fiery as the location named.
Several applicants. have already submitted
claims before the department for the pesi- 1
tion, among whom was one bearing tbe I
singular cognomen of Strong Pepper.
This named applicant had certainly a re
commendation in his name, it not bis sup
porters, and was on Tuesday commission
ed to preside as postmaster over the afore
said village of Pepper vil le. -Ii Strong
Pepper is not capable of collecting and
distributing the mails in Pepper v die, who
bas stronger claim to the position t
A FaENcn Stout. In 1760 a gen
tleman was passing. late at night, over
Pont Neuf, Paris, with a lantern. A man
came op to him and said :
"Read this paper."
He held his lantern, and read as fol
"Speak not a word when this you read.
Or in sn instani you'll be dead !
Give op yonr money, watch and rings,
With other valuable things
Then quick in silence, you depart,
Or with a knife I'll cleave your heart I"
Not being a man of much pluck, the
affrigbtcitod gentleman gave up his watch
and money and ran off. He soon gava
tbe alarm, and tbe highway man was ar
rested. "What have you to say for yourself?"
inquired the magistrate before whom tho
robber was arraigned.
"That 1 am not guilty of . rubbery . 1 hV
I took the watch and money."
" Why not guilty t" asked the magis
trate. " Simply because I can neither read
nor write. I picked up that paper just at
the moment I met this gentlemen with a
lantern. Thinking it might be something
valuable I politely asked bim to read it to
me. He complied with my request, and
presently banded me his watch and purse.
and ran. I supposed the paper to be of
great value to bim, and he thus liberally re
warded me for finding it. He gave iri
no time to thank him, which act of politt
uess I was ready to perform."
The gentleman accepted the plea of tie
robber, and withdrew his complaint.
More Trouble in thb Episcopa.
Chcrch. There are rumors of a direfu
war in tbe Episcopal Church, to burst
forth upon tbe meeting of the annual con
vention of the Diocese of New York thi
fall. A demand for an examination into
the strange worship carried ou at St. Al
ban's is to be made the oceision for a re
newal of the war upon Ritualism by a
sturdy party of conservative Low Church
men. Dr. Ewer's Christ Church servi
ces, which are in keeping with his belief
iu tbe "failure of Protestanism," are also
to have an overhauling, if the Low
Church party prove strong enough, Fath
er Morrell, of St. Alban's and Dr. Ewer
are to be treated to the same kind of trial
by an ecclesiastical court as young Tyng
was subjected to ; and such is the confi
dence of the anti Ri'.ualists that they talk
even of calling Bishop Potter to account
for giving sanction by bispresenceon one
occasion a year ago in the Catholic servi
ces of St. Alban's. This, however, ia
mere blnster, which the Tyng party feel
it safe to indulge in, as it is well known
the Bishop will not be present on account
of a severe illness. Neteark Adv.
"y A lawyer once came into court
drunk ; when tbe judge said to him, "Sir,
I am sorry to see you in a situation wbich
is a disgrace to yourself and family, tho
court, and the profession to which you be
long." The reproof elicited the following
colloquy : "Dia your honor speak to me"
"I did, sir: I said, sir, in my opinion, you
disgrace yourself and family, tbe court,
and the profession by your course of con
duct. "May Ukit please your honor ; I
have been an attorney t-i-in this court for
fifteen years ; and permit me to say that
this is the first correct opinion I ever knew
you to give J"
lJT The Petersburg Index, thus draws
balmy from the wounds produced by tha
great drouth : ( )
After all, however, there is good reason
to believe that even such drought hs as wo
have, are not unmitigated calamities. In
nearly all the operations of nature there
is a law of compensation for apparent ir
regularities. In the process ot evapora
tion by which the soil and subsoil, to- the.
depth of several feet, are exhausted of
their moisture, the fertilizing mineral in
gredients of a lower stratum are brought
to the surface in a state of solution, and
there deposited for the benefit of- future
crops Who can' resist the conclusion
that has observed the astonishing progress
of vegetation on the recurrence of rains
after a long period of dry weather t A
singular compensation holds good in the
case of overflows. In our laige water
courses, such as the James and Roanoke,
a destructive freshet occurs about once in
every seven years ; but on the subsidence
of the waters a rich sediment iB left which,
in the course ol the next six years, makes
up for the loss.
State Elections is October. Indi
ana, Iowa. Nebraska. Ohio and Pennsylva
nia hold their elections on the second Tues
day in Octcber, the I2th of that month. Iu
Iud ana the Ipu.blMm. Mtffcrity. for Urmftt
was y."i72, and the Republican majority ou
joint ballot in the last Legislature was thirty.
Governor Baker was elected by Wit majori
ty. In Iowa. Grant's majority was 4nVj.'k).
and the Republican majority in the Legisla
ture was 107. Grant's morjority iu Nebras
ka was 4.200. and Governor Mutter's 2.401.
The Legislature was strongly Republican.
In Ohio Grant's majority - was 4l.41g, and
the Republicans elected Sherwood Secretary
of State last year by 18,383 majority. The
Legislature had ten Democratic majority on
joint ballot. In Pennsylvania, Grauts's
majority was it.FOr, aud '(Jen. Hartratift's
9w7. The Republican majority iu the Leg
islature was 27 on joint I. allot. '
Stmkkt Railroad. Owing to the rapid
extension of the city, a .company is being
formed for the purpose of eonstruetiug a
street railway through the priuripaf thr
oughfares. aud it is probable, ihe work will
be communed in a short time. It is a ne
cessity, and while il will add to the growth
of thacity will b psiug stock. Char.
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