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VOLUME XV. Reporter and Post. PUBLISHED WEEKLY AT DANBURY. N. C. PICPFER k Pub. if Props RATKfV OV NI'RM Cat Tear, paeable In sdvaitce, SI V> 81 Month*, 75 RATER OF ADYERTINIXO: aa Square (ten Hues or !e*s; 1 time *1 00 er each additional iunertlon M CentraeU for longer tinier more* space esn be Made In proportion to the above rate*. Transient advertiser* will be exi»ecte«l to remit according t# these rateh at the time they »end their favor*. L-wal Notice*will be charged 50 per rent.higher than aboTernieM. ' Haul no—firili trill lr Inserted at Ten Dollars ftt auuuau. PROFESSIONAL C.IK OS. A. J. BOYD, J- W KEID P. B. COHNSTON, JOLIL'S JT tNSTON BO YD, RE ID St JO HA 'SO. \ : Attorneys -at - 1 w, WENTWORTII, X C. Messrs, Reid and Johnston will reg ularly attend the Superior Courts of 1 Stokes county. R. L. HAYMORE, ATTORNEY AT LAW Mt Airy N, O. Special attention given to t ie collection of claims. W. F. CARTER, jirre&.vjsr'tfr-l'.'i ir. MT. AIHY, BUHKY CO., N. FracticM whereve. liisscrvie»»s arc want «1 f. DAT, ALIiEHT JONEtf 32 ay & Joxio&p manufacturers ot AADDLERY,RAItNFSS, COI I. \Its,T»«UN KS No. 336 W. Baltimore street, llaltlmore, M«L I w! ArTuekcr, U.C.Smith, B. H. Spraggin*, Tucker, Smith & Co, Manufacturers an.i wholesale Dealers In BOOTS, &UOKB, IIM > ASD ( APS No. 230 Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Md. bsttrs, SHOES, HATS .1 \ ll VAV li. J. Jt n. K. LIST, — mi II Henry Sonnchorn & Co., nuo LES.I LE t.o I'lllE RS. If Aaaever St., (betwee»«l- ria.»n Si Lombard Su) HALTIMOIiJC Ml). R. KONNEBottN, B. BI.I.MLINE bleyh** Putney, rt htuir n w . 11. MILES, WIT It tTEPHEXP UT.YE Y$ CO Wholesale dealers fn Xo«ts, Shoes, and Trunks, 1219 Main Street, jiyf Ml4m. Ml " MOXV, V*> JUC'HAlil> Wt I> NAM I I*. UOOUWIN. IIKNItV RfcJfDEKriOK. Ulcll'll W. iiACUN. WOOD, BACON & CO Importer* and Jabbers of DRY GOODS, XOTIO.YS, WHITE. GOODS, ETC. KM. A«»-3H MailMt St., PHILADELPHIA, I'A. Parties having CUT MICA for sale will find it to their interest to ("•respond with A. O. SC UOONMAKER, 168 William St., New York. Q. B. LCFXWICK. Will) WlMtia, EI,LETT k CRCMP, RICHMOND, VA., Wholesale Dealers is BOOTS, SHOES, TRUNKS, Szc. Prompt attention paid to orders, and satis cti.n ganranteed. pf Vtrfim" Sluti Pritcn OooJi « t/i ew!tg Marh,:». aaaaaT w. powaa?. KDOAK d. T*VLO . R W POWERS k CO., WHOLESALE VRVQGISTS, Dealers in PAINTS, OILS, DVF.B, VARNISH KS, French and Amorion WIHDOW GLAM3, PUTTY, tC BMOKINO AND OHKWIM; CIGARS, TUHACCO A BPKC!AI."n 1806 Main St., Riobmond, Vu. Aat«st6n>26— H ILSON, lit) M WVOLRSALK GROG IT RR AND COMMfr 810N MERCHANTS. 3o 8 Howard street, c«rner of Lotuhard. BALTIJ4ORB. We keep constHOtly on hand s lartre an welt assorted stock of Groceries—mitnbU frl Reuthern ant! Western trsde. We solicit ■ r»n --• ignroents of Country Produce—such u> t.'oi ten; Feathers; Ginseng; Beeewai WooljDrie Fruit} Furs; Skins, etc. Out tot do Bg.buti nets are such us to warr»»ut qtuk salcl adpreuipt returns. All orders will have o.; mpt attention. } ' GEO. STEW ART. Tin and Sheet Iron Manu facturer. Opposite Farmers' Warehouse. WIKIIT«N, n. C , ROOFING, GUTTERING AND SPOUT ING done at sl.ort notice. Kwpii eeaaUntly on hanl a Hut lot o talking aa Heating Stores. G O TO fJjsniPSOil • TISE I IIjOCK, "WinsitOn, W. C. F(, GOOD / Tobacco Flu ohoet Iron and Homo luadu Tinware at j 1 Prices l Also Roofing and Guttering at shor ; notice, at BOTTOM ritrcES. Sept Iti-ly J. W. SHIPLEY, I Corner Main and 3rd Street wursTosi, m. c. Under Jacobs Clothing Store. 1 HANUFACTt'KCE OF Harness, Uridlos, Collars and Saddles, Also dealer in Whips, llames, ' 1 inrushes, T.ap Robes, in l\nt t everything in the liar- t tiess and saddlery hue. j , CttKAPKST HOI sr. IN WKSTMtN NORTH CAUOLtNA. Will SP'II my own manufactured goods as J cheap as can buy the Western I 1 ami Northern city made goods. ' I t PATRONIZE HOWIE INOUSTRY. i Has a .stock if the old army McOlcllan I, Saddles on I and. |, Come nud seo ma Sept 20 1-y. j, Brown Rogers $ Co \ I : Wholesale and. I if?tail j, HARDWARE. Larges*. line of STOKVS in W inston. 1 T Agricultural Implements MACHINERY ofall kinds H.IR.YESS .4JSD S.I DOLES i,c PAIS TS, OILS, r.IItXISUES, 6rc' Specialetfenlirn i nviletl lo their HAnts ; Clipper Plmvs. i ~lgen!s Dup»n''» old and well known ] Jtifle Powder. Sept 28-ly j Doors, Sash, Blinds. Having rebuilt our l'laning Mill, ! lioor, Rash and Blind Factory, snd fit ted i: up with all new machiwtry of the latest and most approved patterns, \r« arsnow prepared to do all kinds ol j work in cur line in the very be*t»tyle. We manufacture . DOORS, SASH, RLINDS, Door Frames, Window Frames, lirack- • ct«, Moulding, Hand-rail, Ralus'.ers, Newels, Mantels, Porch Columns, and ! are prepared to do nli kinds ot Scroll j Sawing, Turning, Ac We carry in | stock Weathei boarding, Flooring, ('oil ing, Wainscoting and nil kinds of Dress cd Lumber; also Framing Lumber, i Shingles, L*ths, Lime, Cement, Plaster, Plastering Hair and ail kinds of Build ers' supplies. Call and see us or write for our prices before bu\ing elsewhere. ' MILLER WINSTON, N. C. TIIOM I'SUN'S COM rOU ND ttttt iwai A MILD TONIC AND APPIiTIZEIL i A «tin* f«>r Dyftpepsin, liuligrrtloii ami . (Constipation. It promotes the seciutioiwof 1 w«» Li\t r and KitLieys, ami gives a gentle ; ono lt» the Organs. K«*l»C\ m Nnesick o Pn»stratit»n following IVufracted Ncrvouss, 2 ami ouf.'ol'loti comiilion "f the gi*uornl sys ; tCJU. M AM'F ArTt'BBD BT Dr. V. 0, THOMPSON, DltraGlST, Winston N. C. wiurrn.i miv Ar,ir * rnl l> If RRI H# LRU 1 re|4i-*vnt h h«« ict-aUty ar. «*!«* tlrvn. Urfvr*!.- f r»>- tinn; I'ortuianvut uo»tU,m auil gwiMl Html/ UAV S»AUsM.,U Uarvlii/St .W. Y. "IN'OTTIINta HUCCI.EDS LIKE SUCCESS," DANBURY, N. d, THURSDAY. APRIL 21, 1887 ■AILT KIUM, jeiiN (i. S.V.M;. «Ood lih'ss tlie man who first invented siivp r' Vi S.inchr. l'nnza s=ii!, and so say I ; And blew, him, also, tha'. ho didn't keep Jlta cn-at di:. oveiy Ui hiins df; nor try To make it—a:' fie lucky fjllmv mijilit— A loon. |*dy by patent rlyht! Yethe man who (irst inv«nte I slee| (I really ean't avoid Hie iteration . But blast the man, with curses l ud and deep, Whnte er the rascal's name, or age, or station, Who first invented, and went round adver tising. That artificial eiit-off— early rising! THE DELIGHTS OF SMITH VIL LE. OYSTKUK AT TIIK BOTTOM OK THE BAY — l l A vx:;i Ft x \V:TU A UKI SEA L'L'RTLE. Smitliville is thirty miles from Wil mington, N. 0., at tbi mouth of the t'upo Fear river. In tlie bay in front of Stnithville is toon island, which is inhabited hy un infinite number of rac coons. Nobody takes the trouble to hunt thorn, because nobody cares to eat iheiu. Not even tha darkies know there how good roast 'coon is. Almost all the bottom of the groat bay is covered with enormous natuial beds ot the larg est, fattest and moPt dcliciously flavor ed oysters imogiuable Successive gen erations of oysters through ages pas have piled their (shells upon those of their predecessors until they have made solid masses ofsliolK. like rock or coral [reefs, as much as twenty-five feet in depth. In many places they have buil ded uutil new they arc out of water at low tide, and the buys of Smithvillo find I4t handy ~nd amusing to '.y.ild 6>-s on i them when the tide is out and ro isiing I thcrn in their beds, fl.rting each oyster • out of his shell ?9 he is cooked aud swal i lotting him. The tide uses and falls about livo feet. Monster green turtles, some weigh ing as much as 1,500 pounds each, fre quent the beach all the way down to j l'ort Caswell, four miles below the town. ! People eat their eggs, but do not eat | the turtles. Reach patties of young i folks go down there, gather beautiful | shells, have dances on the hard sand in : the moonlight, roust oysters aud have | fun with the turtles. When a female j turtle wishes to lay her eggs she crawls up the sandy beach to a place that suits ! her fancy with her flippers a b,g hole iu tho saud and lays ill the hole 200 or 300 eggs. Ihe eggs are nut dumped in a pile, but laid out smoothly I and ueatly in rows. When she com mences laying it makes no odds to her how big a beach party stands around superintending the process. Sh-attends strictly to business, and it the eggs arc I taken from the hole as fast as she lays j them it does not at all disesurage oi f frighten her. When she gets Ihrougli she scrapes the sand back into the bole whether the eggs are there or not and i than starts back for tho water. Thai is tho time for tho beach party to havi fun with her. As iflatiy of them as cat mount her big, dome like back do so | aud sho carrie.-, them right down to the water's edge where thoy jump off anc : sho goes on. She does not seem to tniui I their weight or show any disposition u roseut their good naturcd familiarity Sometimes they turo her over ou hei | back, but after the has helplessly pawoi the air a little while they right her agaii and she waddles ofT. Of course, tlier | must be something wrong mentally in pcoplo who can fumblo around turtles In that way without ever think iug of eating tbem. And thoy don't eat soft clams eitlioi though tho beach sand is packed full c | those excellent biyalvos. Indeed, tb ! | very idea of eating them seems to awaV l eu feelings of disgust aud loathin ' I auvmg tho darkies. Nor do they eat tii mussels, which are abundant, liar - clatns, of wbioh there a few millions i pretty mush every place whore anybod' I might look tor them in the bay, they d eat, but not with any particular enthus asm, though their hard clams are reall very fine.—New Yoik Times Tho new land improvement enterpri recently started in Alabama, by Govei nor Gordon's syndicate, has its capili of $7,500,000 all taken, and is orgsnij cd to pusli to immediate work. Ni less than four iron furnaces arc irclude I among the feat-ires of the enterprise. j DEMAND FOR PINK L|T.MI>HR. j Tho demand for South'n n pine lumber is certainly increasing I'cadil'- if not rapidly. It has |ualitio9 which tunke secure tl e hold it lias upon the markets I in which it has been sold and which in ! sure it a welcome where over it is itilro- . | duecd. The indication of a coming boom in the vellow l ine lumber bnsiuess has been alluded to frequently during the pail few months. The most notable pointer was the buying of immense tracts ! ; of. pine land Valley | Lst win'or .c, JHawl an' j ' and speculators. 1 'I he Chicago Lumberman notes tho j fact of the si ipunmt of a large bill of yellow pine flooring from Mississippi to , Dulutli, Minn., a distance of 1,200 miles by rail. It is to be used ih the con struction -if a uew mammoth elevator at I that place. It is also stated that the largest warehouse iu Chicago is being partially built of Bou*h;rc pine, an-l that the builders of that section of the j Union are just beginning to appreciate , tlie valuo of this wood for heavy timbers as well as for flooring and other uses I where gtcat strength aud durability are ! required. | Probably tho great cause of the m | creased demand for Southern pice in 4he Northw st is the favorable freight ! rates made possible by tho adoption of the standard gauge by Southern railroads ilt is more that probable that thii demand will increase very rapidly tu the i uear future. Should this be the case tho price cf lumber and timber will | certainly be favorably aff. aled for the producer, and the material wealth of the ! South bo thereby very largely increased. I It behooves tho owners of pine lands, 1 J therefore, as well as manufacturers of 1 lumber, to keep their eyes open and be ' ready to take advantage of develop ments.— Iron Philadelphia. i " I If we are not as enterprising and "go I j ahead" as some people, wo are largo ' | hearted aud ohuttnhli. There is an ' old saying that charit, *!v,;;!d begin at K j home, but that would savor of sulfish r ! ucs., and we will not bo called by that ' j hard name.' We slnw our liberality in s | vaiious ways : wo are now growing po tatoes which, be fore long, wiil be slnp ' j ped to our Northern friends, aud give!. " | to them at Iheit own price, thankful to II j receive an average of $o per barrel. '• Wo will send all we have and when we ll | want more we will buy them back at P' $2 per bushel. We have already sold '' : North aud South our corn, getting about " forty cents per bushel for it, and noiv 0 j wo are eating meal from Wilmington, 0 i Del., paying sixty-five cents for it; our 1 i merehauts keep it for our ucctnumnda " j tion. if we raided our own hay to feed S | our stock, as we could easily do, what '' | would tho Northern farmers do with ll j their surplus. They u.ake good hay > ! and put it up iu convenient bales for us. 'I We pay their prtoe willingly. We did r ; tlunk we would raiso a part (if our meat, but cholera killed our hogs and wo ls might as well buy our meat as to bey 0 cholera cure; besides that, we ought 8 to do our share towurd.i developing the r | great West To be sure we eat their '' ; flour rather than raiso wheat, hut it c would not be fair to patronize the miller | andliot the butcher. It would uot seem lt right to make our owu homspun cloth ' B 'as our fathers did, so we take what is 1,1 ! offeied (or our cotton and wool and buy I "store clothes" at prices made fur us. 10 ! Kentucky people made a specially of : raising horses. Those people uiu.it live, so we buy our horses from them. We 10 ' could go ou enumerating but this i" * ; enough to prove the faot of our cxceed- L '' j ing liberality. Charlotte Chronicle. id - ~ in HOW TO MAivK A LAW N IN A re FEW WBKKS. ai T en | Joseph Harris in his "Walks aud k- j Talks on the Farm" in tho Jlmericat Agriculturist, tohl how he mado a lawi ir, by sowing Millet, with tho lawn prasi ot seed and W bite clover, and top-dress he ing it with Nitrato of Soda. Tho Mil k- ; let, or Hungarian grass,grows very rap flg idly and soon covers tho gioucd am lie I smo'bers tho weeds- It is absolutely rd | necessary, however, to uso the luwi iu mower as soon as the Millet begins fi ly grow and keep using it frequently, al do : the summer. The first Irost kills '.hi si- Millet and tho law j glass has full pos Ily session of tho land, Mr. Harris say i that in three weeks fioin tho time o sowing he had "quite a respoetable look ' n ß lawn," but he made tho land vor l i a | rich by the uso of Nitrato of Soda. ! ( Z )t James G. Blnino is threatened will pneumonia at Fort Gipson, Indian Tcr -1 ritoiy AN EXTRA SSSSIO.V. |T»rhoro Southeruor.] Gov. Se les, we see is stated, think- f there is n • need for an extra sossion of v the Legislature to amend or repeal the , I, law taxing druoinicrs. So far as tho | r I oflfect ot the reccot decision of tho Fed- i cral Supreme court upon the States a finances are concerned tliu Governor is t j corrccij but ho has probablt uot consid -1 cred the great ■ advantage to which j ' the decision puts the homo merchants. | ( I The law is not unconstitutional as to j ''. he v atiJ^VT y.ain ha. i.:w-i ( i tioiinced that the law will'nc eontiuued 1 j to be enforced it U easy to see that the ( ! homo mercluui will be forced to pay a , high tax for doing what a stranger may | do for nothing. The local wholesale merchant by rea son afhis circumscribed territory has' enough to contend against whon all pay | taxes, but to exempt tho foreign mer- . nhai't and tax the home one will serious. , ly lotert. '- with the latters bui-iiicss. They should have a fair chance to com pete with their richer foreign aivals. In justice to the North Carolina wholesale merchants the law taxing 1 ' drummers should bo either repealed or • ' amended at onco We hope the Governor will reconsid- J or his determination not to call tho j , Legislature in special session. , MINERAL LAND PURCHASE, j A New York syndicate has made ail [ ! extensive purchase in Alabama. The j 1 investment was actual mado January 15, | but the facts hrvo heretofore been kept secret. The purchase covers the entire j town of Anniaton, w'uch contiius about . 0,0.10 inhabitants, together with luin cral lauds aud iron furnaces. The town I and the land eovcr 2,500 acres and cost >3,000,000, ami the furnaces and lands cost $.'5,000,000 moro—making a total j invested of $0,000,000. Two coiupa- I nies were formed by the syndicate, one I under the name of the Anniston Coinpa- I nv, for real estate purposes, the jMe-r . ; for working the iron furnaces, with , which some 70,000 acres of mineral land ! weie secured. The sum of $1,500,000 j . has already been paid on it. Anniston , 1 is on 'ho East Tenne.se, Virginia Sc j , Georgia Road, fifty mil -s tiom Bir- j , mitigtun.— lron, Philadelphia, • HS POPPED." ' | (3ne ef the city officials, whoso office ' is on the second floor of the City llall, I 1 is a very cautious uian. They say that ' i wlieui he proposed to a young lady ' something over a year ago ho went at it 1 in an original manner. They were sit • ting together in tho parljr, and Mr S., ! ' began as fellows . ' "Miss ,do I look liko an ' anel" ' "Why, Mr. S., what a question ! Of ...» course you dou't "All right. Do you take ino for a ' jackass ?" ••A jackass? What do you ask that ' for ! Of course 1 don't." { "Very well. You don't consider tnc c a harum-scarum, good-fur-uothing, do 1 V»u?" "Why, I never thought of such a r ! tiling. Why, Mr. S., what put such " notions into your head •'Wei!, Miss , inasmuch as you s find mo devoid of these objectionable J peculiarities, I have come to tho couclu "' si«u that you feel an interest in uie, and j I want to ask you to bceomo my wit'o." '| They were married.— \\ eldon .Vcie.v. i. | The London I.nncet sa s: that elul -- dren who are allowed to go barefooted | enjoy almost perfect immunity from the danger of''cold' bv accidental chilling j of the feet, an:) they are altogether } healthier and happier than those who, in obeidenee to the usages of social life, >d ; wear abacs auk stockings. Whethor for good or ill, it appears j that there is to be a disirict reserved in this city, for Mr. Randall to represent. I_ | The eilhies ot tbu question can be dts- I oussed after the division has teen mado p l(j | and the district legally allotted.— lron, Philadelphia. m COPPKIt AS *ON TIIK FARM. to I —— ,11; In British experiments last year, i lO ' copperas proved a valuable fertilizer for | many crops. An increase of 400 pounds ; in the potato yield of an eighth of an J acre resulted from treatment with fotir °f . , teen pounds of wpperas. It gave us good a orop of turnips as did guano and j dissolved bones, and nearly doubled t! yield of a field of hay. Good result? th worn also obtained with onions, bean* r- and mangel wurzet. Arkao aw Truv ! tier. BEE NOTES. Befura 11.e days of artificial comb foundation, a single brood-frame filled with woiker-comb had a valuo to the j beck. o[>ors of at least §l, which ans-j wcrs the purpose quite as well as fully constructed comb, .sells for about 50 ots a pound, and two pounds are sufficient to furnish an ordiuary hiyc. iites servo as active agents in the \ r I fertilization of plants, and are not des- ! ttuctivc in the least degree. They are j profitable because theyoraUier j up that wle. T would be entirely lost | without their aid. They work in places, that are rarelp seen, and the leucc com- . crs uud neglected spots are ofteu vnlua- ! blc pasture fields for them. Though j icgarded as cssuntfitl in nature, yet they can bu cared fot easily by ladies and j the younger members of the family fori like animals thoy are conquered hv kind- j ncss. Mr. J. M. Hicks, Battle Ground. I lnd., in relation to artificial swarming j says: "It is much easier to divide your | bees and have the job done with, than j to be ooustautly on the lookout for them j to send forth swarms. Natural swarm- j ing is very unreliable. Those who have j never practiced artifi.-ial swaruiing ha ! j better roll up their sleeves nnd go at it, | and our word for it tiiey will discover i t at it is not half as much trouble as I thoy imagined. It is much easier to | make a swarm than to have a natural i one. Give it a trial and see." I have often received letters asking lif it would pay to keep bees. There aro to-day over 400,000 bee-keepers in tho Uuitcd Stales, and yet there is room for many thousands more, for wo are | well aware that there arc many millions of pounds of honey going to waste au nu.illy for want of bees to gather tho ncctai of tho flowers, To further an- I swor those who mty wish to know what I has been and is beiug done. I here give a icport of a single instanco cf a | beginner, commencing with the season lof ISftil, who, with ooe good strung j stock of Italian bees to commence with, | made a new swarm May 13 ; on the 21st i the old hive full of bees and a box of ) honey weighing IS pounds; the new I htvo full of bees aud wonting in the sur- I plus frames ; the second swarm from ! the old hive, treating them with clean, I empty combs, sumo as the first, except j that sh- gave theui a capped quoen, all ; from the lirst, in plaoo of blood. June I 3, artificially swarming the old hive 1 and the new hive, treating thorn in tho auie uiauner ; at the samo time took a 1 box of honey from each of the two hives weighing 33 pounds. June 23, took two swarn.s, one from the old hive and j ono from the sceoiid hive, and four box es of lioticy weighing 04 pounds. July 8, took two swarms and three boxes of honey weighing 43 pounds. August 3. f the »U hive sont out a large swarm that went off. Ootober 3, took two box |es of honey weighing 3(1 pounds. Hon , cy obtained, 100 pounds, sold for SSB. I Saved eight new swarms ; sold for SBO. j Total profit, sl*7, leaving the old hive rich and in as good condition as it was i last fall.— O'lio Poultry Journal. PICKINGS. From the Wilmington Star. 1 S Tha Mas-achuietts Supreme Courl decided that a slce -ping ear company ii i responsible for any robberies of its cus tomrrs while they are asleep. ' Thomas M. Logan was a Confederal' • brigadier at 22 and at 41 was a million I aire. We hope at 00 he will net be in > , poorhouse or pauper's grave. . i Now the papers are crying out "Givi tho Railroad Commission a chance.' I Tho Commission mav be crying ou ' ! soon, "Colonel, give us a pass." The; weut to Washington on one. S I n | A Vermont lawyer named Arthur S Austin went to Birmingham Ala, mad $150,000 by speculation, rcturnci 0 North and is now under arrest for in ( I sanity at tho iustatioe of his wife. Fi i ther property or his envious wife "go | him." The Pacific Railways Commission i r,' composed of three Northern men, and ti >r eourss one is from Ni u York. We ar s really glad that all three arc not. The n | aroex-Gov. Pattlson, of Pennsylvania - ! E. Ellcry Anderson, of Now York, an is David L. Littler, of Illinois—two Deal d | oerats and one Ropublioan. The Sout is "solid ' but it got no appoint men is It got t'uo two-year member cf tli is Railroad Commission The long term !■'- j ers are in the uorth. That is uot cai i ry'tig fcil. NO. 41 STATE NEWS. (Jroutid lias been broken for the erec tion of u large cotton factory at Ashe , villa tayetovillc JVeuw: Cotton sold at 10 cents to-day. The English Spai t")« had begua t» infest our yards and gardens. The high law will crowd out j several of our saloons. We learn that j only about nix out of the twenty-four ! will continue business. U/bierJlr: vit ilull, of Cedar Creek, writes us that the suverc weal liar tor ibe past few days has ■ entirely destroyed the peach crop. | Mauy persons complain of having lost I all their young plants. Mr James ■ fivuns, one of our most successful far -1 mors near Idahoe, informs us that Ibere is Hot in ar so uiucli commercial fertili zer sold on the cast side of the Capo I ear as there was last year. Charlotte Craftsman: A farmer : comes to town in tho spring, buys a few tons of guano, for which ho gives a ' mortgage on his entire year's crop, and lie might bo soon driving homo with his ! wagon loaded,singing-— "In the Sweet Dye-and-byc'" When the crop is gatherca and 6old he COIROS to towu and pays ofT Ihemort j gage, then drives out an empty wagon ! singiug a vory solemn tunc- • "Sliuw pity, Lord; Oh, Lord forgive!,, Lenoir Topic: We get noon timo from Washington every day by tela ; grap'i. It is estimated that three i times as much clover seed have beou 1 sown in this county this year, than any • previous year. Asbestos, of a very • fine (|ii»lity, has been discovered on tho - lands of Mr. Thomas Sctzer, on Warrior • creek in this county. A large quan - i ti'y of new machinery was suipped to t our dipot last week to be used by tho 5 j Patterson Manufacturing Company to a make plaids. I ■ So list) ur v Watchman: Foliated gyp " sum has been found in Bladen county, ' uear Kiizabethtown. It occurs in beds but is haidly fine enough to mako plas ter of parts. It is excellent as a fer tilizer for certain soils. Col. Lev enthorpe, of patterson, Caldwell county,. II has found molybdenite—molybdenum ' » sulphide—in his vicinity. It occurs ih , thin foliated plates, and really resembles j graphite. Its composition is Bulphur : and malybdetium. It occurs in the older L or igneous rocks, o 9. .'.ciithfie'il Herald: Owing to tbo s water not many shad have been k caught at tho seine holes, on the Ncuse, d uoar horo, as yet An ex ponitentia - ry bird set Mr. Seth W'oodull's woods yt on fira during this week. Tho officers if of the law are after liiin We hear ;. | that i man's house and farm is to be 0 | sold at the court house seoo under a mortgage for a debt of seven dollars, | Twenty-five acres of land sold at ■i. ; public auction, under luortgago at the ). court house door, Monday, for $30.00, •c Most anybody can buy a farm at such is figures as that. Charlotte Chronicle-. One of the substantial farmer* of tho county yes terday told A CHRONICLE reporter that more corn was planted in Mecklenburg county during tho pagt week than was " over before planted in this county in a ls single week. Tho shad fishery at s I Uock Island, on the Cutawba rivor, is j doing a good business. At the first le | haul of the seine, last Friday, sin shad n . of unusually largo fixo were caught, n I'll is reminds us that there was a wagon load of Catawba shad on tho market yesterday and the fish sold at from 35 10 con,s each. There is no change ! in the passenger tariff on the lines of ul the Richmond & Panvillo road, except 'i that the through second class tickets have been withdrawn. S. Wilmington Star. Mr. Johti Atkin do son, of Fayettvilie, was drowned last ed Saturday morning in the Cape Fear rit n- cr a few miles below l ayetviljo. II Q .i- was on board of a sma 1 steam ynohf bn ;ot longing to Mr. A. McLaughlin of that place. The jaclit was going up tho • a river when the Hurt passed, and tho () [ swell nude i y the steamer caused the rc ' yucUt to caroco so that the weights on tho safety vulvo of tho boiler fell Ij. off. The escaping steam fillgd the small nd boat, creating an impression that the n . boiler had burst, and in tho alarm !(!, ensuod Mr. Atkinson jumped overboard |lt and was drowned. One of the men on he tlie yX'bt was severely scalded by eg, in- | eaping steam. Tho body of the drownod j,.. ! man hn» not yet been found . t last to* ! oountt.

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