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Now after houe cleaning, yon liad bestPee
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NE W STOCK OF
For oyer jrOUTY. TEAKS thia
MVER ilEDidlNE tai proved to bo the
ftr Litis Complaint and its painful offspring,
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Rny nolWderHor PREPARED SIMMONS'
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wrapper, witu Trade mark, Stamp and bigna
tore uubroken. Js'ono other if geuume.
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FOU SALE BY TI1E0. F. KLUTTZ.
Feb. 20 tt. i ; . -J Salisbury N O.
OU I ja wonderful stream U the river Time.
a u giioea inrougn ine realm oi yeatu,
WitU taulilem rhythm and musical rhyme,
auu a broaaer rweep and surge mibhue,
AOd blends with the ocean of years.
,,- ..!:..., ... ' ; . . . .
IIow the winter are drifiing like flakes ofsnow,
: And the rammer' like buds between,'
And: the Tear in the hcaf so tht v eoine nnd pt.
On the river's breast, with its ebb and flow,
m ii guues inrougn uie siiadow and siren:
I TljereVs- magical isle np the river of Time, 5
nere the fort est or airs are iiayinj5;: .
There's a clondlesRfiky and a tropical dime,
And; a Kong m sweet aa a vesper cjunie,
And ine pi une where the rosea are stay inj;.
! "... . . I S .'
And'the name of this iele is the Long Ago,
-And we burr oar treasures there: :
The r'are Lriws of be.oty and bosms of snow,
1 There are lieapH of dtr, but we loved them sol
"I fiereswinnKew ttml troves of haM7'-
We take pleasure in announcing tothecili
teps of Kowan arid the adjdinine counties that
no uic nuw rcvtivng anu opening Uie
R G EST
mock ot uCMiLKs we have! eTer had to ex
hibit to our numerous friends and customers.
We have taken much time, and unusual pains
to Took up bargaihn for our natrons and do say
that all persons wishing to bey will find it to
their advantage to call and
I Thefe'are fragments of songs that nobody sings,
And a .part of an infant s prayer;
I Tliere'sa lu:e nnswept, a harp without strings
mere are broken vows, and pieces of rings,
And the garments UiaWA used to wear.
A re hands that are waved when the fairy shore
liy the mirage is lifted in air,
And we sometimes hear, thro' the turbulent roar
bwret voices heard in the day's gone before,
W hen the wind down the river is fair.
Oh I remembered for ever be the blessed isle,
All the davs of life, till night
When the eve'ing comes, with a beautiful smile.
And our eyes are closing to slumber awhile
31 ay that "Greenwood of soul be in sight !
-" "vvai .n uiKiiig m U!.; rOU. nnd CS
iquiaaie tno interest ur-mean
The larirer nart- if not all ol th In...
mw y wvd
ued and txpendd amup th cont rxctnrs
aud eacli other creditors of ihe rond whsc
wants wre spressiiie and immediate. Vaw
day came at; last and it was found uccs
ry to contract another- debt to par. this
one. In other words, to chanpp m.it.r
In thetneart while i Colonel Tu hid
become ftestdVnt of thfe road, and lie
nuaii contract 'd a new loan with Lan
caster, Brown & Co., financial scents at
that time of fliram Siblrv.,.. Ii muT- 1
remarked iustlliere. that wlipn Air. Slott
was pnccwdc cl; in thnl presidency nf the
road bv uoloncl l ate. h had ihr n'mno f
Colonel Tatft jt apon llie notes for tb,
and prices before purchasing
We have a large sloctc of all kinds of
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
! RAIL ROAD.
Report of the Joint Select Committee on
Western North Carolina Railroad.
Boots, Shoes, land Gaiters for JLadics.
! i ;
1 Gents, Hissts and Children, all good
f stock (anfl no Shodfiy work)
Caps, NoiionsGlores, Hosiery, Fancy
UPWARDS OF FIFTY FIRST PRE-
Goods, Sole, Leather, Calf Skins,
I Lining Skins, Druggs, Sfices,
Soajfc, and, a Large -
Slock of Fine
Cjrocerifs of Ilijcti quality and j low prices.
Salt, Syrups, hogging and Cut ton Ties,
Cheese, Crackers, Cmcr Seed
- ' i
MIUMS awl Gofd and Silcer Medals
were awarded to Cn a lks M. Stieff
iar the bet Pianos in corapctilion
' : with nil the leading nianufactur
ers" of the country.
' Offlce .and new Warerooms,
No. 9 North liberty St., BALTIMORE, Md.
The Btieir Pianos contain all the latest, im
provements to be found in a tirt?clara Piano,
with additional limproremeuts of his own in.
veution, not to bo foutid in other inKtmments.
;The tone,, ttmch and iini.sh of their iuKtru-.
rueuts cannot bd excelled by any manufactur
ed. , 1 i"i '- ' s '
A largo aflornicnt of second-hand Pianos
always on hand, from 75 to 500.
Parlor and Church Organs, some twenty dif
ferent styles in hand from $50 ami upward.
Send for Illustrated Catalogue, containing
names of orer twelve hundred , Southorner.-?
(five hundred1 of which aro Virginians, twoj
. hundred North Carolinians1, one hundred andi
fifty East Tennesscans. and others throughout;
' the South), wihojhayc bought the Stieff Piano
since the close of tho war.
J. ALLEN HUOWN, Agent,
22:40t i ! Salisbury, N. C.
and in fact nearly
everything Wanted and all at
I T . ' .', I . .
i lveiurninR ouriinanKs lor tfie patronage o
Iibenill bestowed j on us sinc we opened in
.BlaFch last, we tfiist bv strict attention to bi si
hess, and olitenkss to our customers to merit a
continuance of the sunie. i
i R.0 A.
f X- All ordefs shall have
lentinn. ' j -. ,
i RoiiT. MLiiipnY.
Salisbury, Oct.! 17, 1872. fc7:ly
I I.. ! . i ...
iunu in n is own eieaq. -uoi. lat,. in
negotiating t lie loan ; with Lancaster,
Brown & Co., refused 1 toUVe any ner
sonal liability in ithe matter,aad got bis
name fwiro the tKlten'HieVitef interest
on this loan was 1G neiicent.. less, to Le
sure, than the Cit one,! but sufiicient to
exhaust the rcfontces of Ue most prof per
ous Portof enterpiiee in phort older.
Uoionel 1 ate entered to stipulations
with the lenders lliat lm iv ouM pay in 30
days and, in cane of default, that the
bonds deposited might be sold to meet
the debt. Malum t came, but the condi
lion of the road and its finances was such
that there was default in payment of each
ana every part ot the lo$n, and the $1,
057,000 of the bonds hell as collaterals
were sold and bid in at the $atnount of the
Lancaster, Brown Co.,dbt and the
charges ; for selling, total "amount bcin
about S250.C00. i
The' mortgage contained a stipulation
that in case of the failure of the company
to pay I any installment of the interest
w hich might be duo, for three months
after demand, or substauM.lly to that
effect, the the entire principal of the
bonds should become, due. bach a stipu
eon fro u
npinir ot me Stoc&holders.
will negotaic a tnU. of all interest of the
State and iudividoils and others in the
enterprise npnn sitcU. l?rmr' under such
rules and regulations as to time of sale,
terms of sale, seenrity for,iho purchase
money, as may be considered proper by
them, and that tbey be empowered to pas
npon the claims Vf a such - creditors of
the. road now ihMi:igtion as1 may. submit
toihier action, nnd that they ;be empower
ed to compromise the indebtedness of the
road; that this pnrrbasrr at such sale bo
required to give guarantees for the immed
iate and piorapt resumption of the w oik. of
building and pHaluug iorward-llia uucom
picieu part ot up: roan, and that the mon
ey arising from the sale, or the uotes, or
bonds to secure it, be applied to the claims
of such persons as submit to be jurudac
tion of the commicsion or otherwise es
tablish tlu ir claims, and in caso there be I Rose Porro was tho firt conducted to
an excess th.it it bo paid to Such pcrsous I the block, and when the jailor wis a bo at
as are m law entitled to it
commission, or a majority
niiiioiji-d nonve, wi'.b a lilllo bolt or
bo.k in fmnt foil f.islehlnc ihe neck se-
Ire unfortunate, wruncn warn
in? this 'fcccrie prayed aloud and
cried hyslciieall. The usual prayer
was recited, and when concluded the jail
or passed- to the executioner . a long int.
strumenjt in an ancient looking scabbard
of. leather, covered with steel and brass
platings. The executioner, thnngh evi
dently a young rqan, seemed familiar with
the paraphanalta-of bis snrrowfa) craft.-
He' adroitly unclasped the heavy scab1
bard, drew forth t
' : - L LAKGS bLlSTXXIKO JkXC-
with H blade. HVe a colossal raxbraud
took op his position ou the rear nf the
platform. The criminal's eyes wre ban
daged (with long strips of linen, which
left enough to Llnd theltead to the block.
The Joint Select Committee annointed
in pursuance with the following resolution, ! lation is said to obtain a cortvcy.ir.ee of
to wit: .' this description in ucoflate.t Whether
our prompt at-
a. offiJSfiy ,
Georgia Home Insurance Col
Of COIiUIvlBUS, Ga.
IacoapoR ated, 1 850. Ca pita $350,00
IODES BROWNE, President,
WILLCOX, Secretary. !
AIL Losses Equitably Adjusted
Md in Full!
Property' owners desirins to obtain reliable Irt-
snrance Will;' do well to protect themselves by
ecuTihg a Policy in "(teorgia Home Insurance
Co." Agencies at prominent points in all the
Southern States. '
J. ALLEN BROWN, Agent,
I -- Oflice No. 2, Granite Row,
April2f72. ly Salisbury, N.C. i
J. P. Gowax.
HE undersigned hating associated them
selves in buHiQcs under tpe him name of
A. M. SuLLiviir.
A. M. SULLIVAN, CO.,
TT AYE opened in R. J.l irtines' new build
LJ.ing. next djoor to the Hardware' Store,
where theywilljbe pleased to meet old and
new menus. They have a lnagmhcent room
me largest, uuu uusi. in wwu-j-anu
JSl. Iiarge tXs Splendid
stock! of goods,
lOtOMPUISIN a general Assortment, Hard-
J ware exwuited, and will guarranteo as
good bargains as can bo sold jby any House in
the South. Theyj-ill deal heavily in Groceries
ond country PioUtice, buying! and selling, and
invite aa who wish either to Buy or sell to call
on them X. M. SDLlflVAN A Co.
Jan.24tb, 18T2.f 9:tf
"Rcsolrcd, By the Ilouse of Rrpresen-
tatives the Senate concurring, that a Select
Committee of five from the House and
three from the Senate be appointed to in
vestigate the indebtedness of the Western
North Carolina Railroad that gave rise to
a late decree of the sale of said road and
to sec if any means can be devised by the
General Assembly, by which the sale of
said road can, consistent with the interest I
of the State, be prevented, and report byi
bill or otherwise submit the following re
The committee have examined a large
number of witnesses among them Presi
dent Tate of the road, Mr. Mott, ex-president
It F. Shnonton, R. Y. McAcfditi, N.
W. Wood fin, T. L: Clingraan, and several
others, and they have" elicited a great :
man facts in connection with the road
which are rendered irrelevant in the report
in view of the late action of the honorable
the General Assembly, in directing the .
appeal from the decision of the Circuit :
Court of the United States, for the Wes
tern District of this State, and the fact
that such appeal has been taken. And
while your committee is by supplementary
resolution directed to consider and report
of the grave propositions of laws involved
in the matter, they have concluded to
leave those questions to be reviewed and
decided in the Appellate Court, which is
not only learned bat august. ' they sub
mit that the moving' catiFC of all the em
barrassments which have of late fallen
upon the road was the mortgage executed
under color of an act of Assembly entitled
4aa act to enhance the value of the bonds
issued for the completion of the Western
North Carolina Railroad, and for other,
purpose?, ratified 10th day of December,
1SGC and the nctioti of the Hoard of Dir e-
tors of said road predicated upon said act.
Under color of std act, and possibly m
it was competent so. to stipulate in tho
mortgage, without express authority to
that effect in the act of Assembly, is a
grave legal question lipon wbiclrreapecta
ble lawycrB are at Variance, and your
Committee leave it to be answered in the
Appellate Court in ibis case, as that ques
tion is one of points sought to bo! review
The decree of the Circuit Court of the
United States in the case which was ap
pealed from, was in part mado up of the
principal and interest; of the bonds'issucd
by this road and embraced in the Lancas
ter, Brown & Co. 's claim. Of oilier tUims
computed in that decree, some of them
have been refused by the company? and
are litigated now at the instance ofome.
of ihe officers of the road. Tho itotal
amount of tho decree in the cause? was t
about 81,300,000, some $500,000 of which !
consisting ot imperfect bonds, have been
of them: be
clothed with full power to act inthe place!
ana stead ot the legislature, m this par
ticnlar. . And in order that any failure to
act may be cured in advance aud provided
for the following alternates to take the
placesof the commissioners In the order
in which they m.iy be appoioti-d, to wit ;
W. T. Dortch, Wm. Eaton,:W. U. Bat
tle, James A. Leak and Alfred M. Scales
to succH-d each of them to the full powers
of the original commission, in case they
fail to act. It is believed that in this way
a solution of the difficulties of the situa
tion may be had and the road be poshed
forward to an early completion. Your
committee herewith submit the testimony
taken in tho investigation, and beg to be
discharged from further consideration of
Jonx T. Cramer,
to placo the linen over her eyes sbc tta?
gered back and made a Tiolcot movement
with her hands as if sbe would burst bsr
pinions. But the chaplain s TOice calm
ed hef, and according to bis admonition
she repeated tbe dmne prayer, 41 Into
Thy hands, O Lord, I commcud my spir
it," and fell
upon her knees. Margante
Coraldi was removed to tho entrance of
the yard, and prevented from witnessing
her accomplice'! death. The prison bell
of Castle d'Novp was now tol'ing slowly,
the clergy and nuns were praying fer
vently, and Rose Potto's while neck was
made fast to tbe block and exposed to
the glittering sxe of the executioner.
Tbe chief warden of the castle, who may
be called a shire ff, came near the platform
with two medical men and the Sindaco.
The chief warden motioned to all present
to preserve strict silence, and then torn
ins: toward the iexecutioncr he raised his
was stronger than bis loyalty : hi waa
young and handsome, ft well ai Idprti
iionable, and perhaps tht ? X-Prin WM wa
I not sorry wbru, her pretended father dy
jing, Daubs nd offered blntsclfjto berai hus
band. If she had really renounced all'
thought of resuming herjrauk, be argued,
why should sbe not wed an honest ma a.
rbo InTed ber I Tlioogb not a Quern, ia
him rbe slioold ercr htre a deroted sub
ject. She ennsentrd, tnd, H te dolrrgt
afforded one of tbe strarfgest Tcitodew
of fortune that history lias recorded p tW
i marriage witb an humblf otocer of mfaa
try of o who had becd destined for tbe
.1 : - - ' f t i
lurano oi uussim, ana iwuosy-fiiur
actually ocenpytng tbal jot Atna,.
marriage was a happy oae. and bora
After ten years. Datband bela
bled with some disorders which tbe prac
titioners in Louisiana Could not core, re
rnoTed with bis wife and child to Patuj t
get medical advlca, andj on bis reearrry
obtained from th Gcrremmeut an ap-'
pointment in tbo Isle of, Bourbon. VTMla
in Paris the wife and daughter went U
walk in tbe Tuileries, and conrrrsitg ia
German, were oTerheard by Marshal
Saxe, who stopped tq consider them.
Mme. Dauband's embarraiimentcorifirtn
ed bis sur pieions, and bis recognition of
her was complete. Sboptnuaded brmto
promise recrecy. lie called ouber. bow
w m. sl
for Bourbon, la-
Ter, tbe next day, andi
and when she departed
formed ihe King of wht be had discov
ered. Orders were sent to the island that
the greatest respect should be paid to ber
and the K;ng of-IIungay was also made
acquainted with tbe position of bis aunt,
sent her a letter inTitinj ber to bis court,
but on condition that she should quil ber
husband, which sbe refused to aoJ In
17-17 Diuband died, having been prtced-
right band -the signal for the fatal blow. I ed to the grave by bis daughter, and tbo
Tne executioner, whose mask had been widow, came to France with tbo intention
staring wcrdly at the sheriff awaiting the cf taking up her residence in a convent.
signaL, lifted his weapon and stepped to In p!4ce 0f doing so, however, sbe lived
tho left side of; the prisoner, lie raised iD great retirement at Vitri,aboat a burns
Two Women On Ihe Block.
TJe Avful End of the Halt) Farnrrt at Naples.
The Necks of the Two Murderesses Bared to
the Axe Hose Porro and Margaritc Coraldi
Expiating their Unparalleled Crimes.
The two baby farmers of Naples, whose
appalling crimes have already been nar
rated, recently paid jhc penalty of their
deeds on tho block ia the Castle d'Novo,
near Naples. The prisoners were brought
We cannot, in justice to the witnesses ( before a judge and jury, and after a brief
who have examined,; some of whomsrc tr;at durjg which the most revolting dc
orweie officers of the road while these 1 of tcrriblc crime wcre elicite(
PVPiT wi-ff! trrtiiRiiirlii rlnsp tin rpnott
without saving that'every witness who i bokn 08 Forro
has been summoned before the committee .
has appeared with commendable dispatch,
gi-en his test:m 'ny with ei ti f' njss '
so far as the coniaiitlee can ju lge, aud -in '.
and Margaritc Coraldi
pursuanceof its proviMon?,
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most instructive Illustrated; ami Descriptive
Floral Uuule evvr nuhlisheu. lhose, ot our
niitrons who ordered Seeds lkst rear aud weru
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Feb 6tf. J I
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A MAGNIFICENT L14 k 17 Ineh Engrav
i rig of th sirrf4ler of GO. Le. beautifully
colored. Engraved in the ighest styUof the
art and printed on heavy plate paner.! It is
truly a gem f art, one which should hang in
the uarlor of every SoutHera home, i Seut
bVinitil. n!tunti tn a roller and post-paid.
for 20 cent, or 3 for 50 eats. AaESTS Wak-
Address J. C. W. XX SXTZLHO W.
issued to the cxtMil of nearly one million
and a half of dolU'.s. a mortcg exc-
euttd cn the road in the full lopo ami ex
pectation that the bonds would tind ready
purchasers at t ! ino-y unrkct? of tbe
world. The unfortunate complications in
Europe, , recoil tng from the rupture of
friendly relations bt;tw"-eu Fiance and
Prussia, shut up th:t n-oure of sale. -
The credit of tbe State was greatly im.
paired by excessive loans of bonds for like
purposes as these, ana m a snort time
whatever remained ot that credit expired
in tbe utter failure of the Stale to meet
maturing interest on her bonds, and be
Cause of other acts' which are painful
enough without being paraded in this
At this juncture the officer who stood
at the head of the road resorted to the ex
pedient of hypothecating tho bonds as
collateral security for the loan of money,
supposing that at no distant day the press
ure; might lift and he would be enabled to .
uegotiate the sal.e of the bonds upon more .
satisfactory and advantageous terms than
were then Jiinsible. He eflVcied a loan of
ubout $225,000.' for which he gave his
notes, and by way of further assurance i
deposited about $500,000 of the mortgage !
bonds then perfected, and perhaps, an
equally large -amount of the bonds not
then or now perfected. Ihe bonds were
inarki tabio tin n at about forty cents on
the dollar, with some deduction for com1
missions. Your committee do not think
that the hyp thecation was excessive so
far as the amount of bonds deposited was
concerned, w hen we consider the fact that
our opinion, so tar as the testimony ad
duced goes, ti e charge of fraud, collusion
or other complicity jbotween the officers
and outsiders or any 'of these witnesses
is unfounded in factj and upon the evfs
deuce as adduced wc are of opinion tht
there is no good'gmikud that such accu
sations should longer continue ag.inst
these geutleraen. It i a sti iking ftct
that a man's hindsights are U tter than
bis foresights. It is: caHvr to lookback
and tell how errors cdnld have been avoid.
ed than to point theia out in advance and
8u?K'Sl their cure. IThe scope of the re
solution under which the committee is
acting is of so broad a character that we
feci it inenmbent on us to m ike snch sug
gestions for the action of the Legislature
as are consistent with the interest of the
people of the counties through which tlm
road is to pass, and the parlies to the re
cord in thesuit now pending.
The appeal already taken from the
decision of the Circuit Court opercrate as
a supersedeas ol further action in tke di
rection of the sale of tbe road under tho
judgment of the Court, except by consent.
The crowded state of the docket of the
Supreme Court of the; United Slates, which
consisted at the beginning of the present
teim of several huhdred cases, renders
the hope of an early: decision of the cause
forlorn. , lu the meantime the counties
through which the! road is to pass are
deprived of the facilities which its com
pletion would offer it their doors, all ac
tion is suspended and the best interest
of the people of that section is ignored, if
we fold our hands and await the "law's
delay," Your committee suggest, with
the view of accomuiodating the aforesaid
interests, that it is competent for the Cir
cuit Couit, notwithstanding the appeal to
the Supreme Court, ;to order a sale of the
road by consent, auid all its property on
such terms, by such persons under such
regulations and restrictions as may seem
meet aud proper, fl'liey are of opinion
that the Court could require guarantees
for the completion of the road. To this
end your committee recommend that tho
Genet al Assembly pass a resolution ask
ing the Judge of the Circuit Court to
wero sentenced to death. The sceno in
the court room on their being pronounced
guilty was affecting ia the extreme, the
women sobbing hyrlcrically and kneeling
in the dock to supplicate for mercy. A
Naples letter thus describt s the execution :
Karly yesterday morning, wbeu hardly
a soul was astir in llif narrow aud bois
terous thoroughfares of Naples, an omni
bus looking vehiclo stood iu front of tho
Prefect's chamber, near the Chi;j i. On
the uppermost floor of the prison is the
chapel, w here the conoeiuned women were
attending mass their Ut mass and the
mournful strains of the "Miserere," chant
ed by the Sisters isi their choir, could be
heard gloomily waltieg through the lone
couidors. Tii pnsocrs, still in black,
knelt near the altar, and at tho appointed
time received their last communion.
TO TBE EXECUTION.
Towards half-past six the prisoners,
fi inked by an escort of ten gendarmes
aud preceded by tbtee clergymen, moved
fiotu the chape) to the vail in front of the
prison door. tbe Tan efulaind too pria-
oners, toe cnapiAin sua assistants, two
Sisters of Cbariry, tbe prefect and bis
lieuteuant, and the usual guards on the
outside. While lh van was rolling over
tbe paveineut on its way to the Castle
d'Novo, which is built right ou tho edge
of the bay of Naples, many harsh com
incuts were madu from groups of strag
glers, while au occasional merciful one
vouchsafed au ejaculation such as ' the
lrd have mercy upon them !" for well
the axe about ono foot from the neck of
Rose ! Porro byi way of taking aim, and
then swinging it above his bead, he bro'l
the havy blade down with all his might,
THE HEAD DRprrCD OYER TITE BLOCK.
The trunk rose nearly a f ot and a half,
as if living, by tho sudden spasmodic ac
tion of the several nerves. A lifier was
immediately at! baud, and the trunk and
bead lof what was Rose Porro, the infa
mous' baby farmer, were removed, aud
Margarite Coraldi was' led to tbe block
She prayed constantly, and did not evinc
aay great fear until her bead was forced
oa the fits! stand, when she uttered a
brief j nervous ' scream. Her bead was
not completely severed with the rt
blow! The skin of the front of the neck
remained nncnt, and the body, springing
back, cxpostd a ghastly gap which made
every spectator shudder, and caused the
platform to be smeared with blood. A
pall Was thrown over the body and It
head, and both were removed on a litter
to await, likej Porro's corpse, burial in
un consecrated ground. The I ul filing of
the icxecutioiier's contract was to wipe
and 'w het the nxc be used, and replace iu
the tcabb.ud fit for futore emergencies.
Catalogues of Pletnws, lUoks, sect free.
Jot. 3 UTfU.
a large propoition of them were imperfect. appoint brce persons in addition to those
aireaay nauica kt tuai purpose, ana
that the five constitute commission
ers to sell the road; ; the Court make an
order for the sale, tbe term of purchase to
be credit pf eighteen months or two years ;
at all events such time as will insure the
decision of the Supreme Court on the
appeal. (Title to j be retaiued and the
purchasers to be put under compulsion to
build the road, beginning immediately.
Aud lest the action of the Court may ac
cord with! the suggestions iu consequence
pf supposed wont of power in tbe premi
The rate of interest and commissions, with
contingencies, on this j loan reached the
crushing figure of 17 per cut. per annum
-a rate w hich would grind the life out of
an enterprise more prosperous than the
Western North (Jaroliiia Koud. 1 his
loan and its security was negotiated by
Mr. Molt, who was tUen President of tbe
road, and in his lancuage was concurred
in by those officers of the road with whom
he s poke and consulted. The receipts of
the road were not sncb as to enable tne
I ofScwra to meet all expenses incident to
retcr the Grelil's JJaugUer in Jaiic Once
an Exile n Louisiana .1 Strange
Story of Real Lfc.
To Louisaua, in the beginning of tbe
last'century, cam an old German emi
grant with hi only daughter, aud settled
here. She was young and very beautiful
and attracted much attention, especially
. - a W MP a t
that of one Uanuand. an otucer ol the
colony. The officer had been in Russia ;
and what struck him upon seeing the young
lady, was the very remarkable resem
blarjce which' she bore to the Utc wife of
Czarowitz Alexis, son of Peter the Great
The history bf this Princess bad been a
m a j a a a
very sad one. though sistsr-io-iaw to
Charles Yl., sbe had been treated by ber
husband as though sbe had been bis slave
lie bad attempted to make away with ber
" - mm aa
by poison, and at last be struck ber with
such violence, when fir gone with child,
that he had caused the death of both her
self and ber Infaut. After a great lapse
of tjime, the Czarowitz himself died, aud to
iXuiband's watchful eves it seemed that
y all knew the missiou of the rusty J tbq intelligence of the Prince's disease was
from Paris where sbe died In 1772.
A MINNESOTA TRAGEDY!
A tragedy as exceptionable o its atroc
ity as it was unusual in Its features occur
red at Woodville, a town of Waseca
county, Miun., on the 17th Inst. The
story iu brief, from its beginning o'tts
euding, rnns in ibis v ise: 'A German
named Rnff, residing si tba place fcacn
tioned, about three years ago wrota to a
country man of bis named Alexander Iluscr,
residing iu Wisconsin, inviting iJm to
come to Minnesota and make bis boas
his home. Buscr accepted tbe offer and
removed from Wisconsin, bringibgwitb
him b's wife and three children and. par
chased from Ruff a half ntertst in the tbo
latter's farm. In a short time the rner.
became enemies on account of Mrs. Baser.
Quarrels often ensued between Busier on
one side and Mrs Busc r and Ruff on tbe
other, and eventually Baser was forcibly
ejected from the bouse. Iletiirniag subse
quently to tbe rcidence.abqut a year ago
he was agaio directed away, afld'aioca
that lime, aud until the tragedy, 11 u FX and
Mis. liuaer with the children, remained
in undutmbed pofcssion of the prtcalises.
Uccenily nun and .Mis. linser learao
alarmed at an effort that Bu'ser' bad Wade
iu the county court to have them i a dieted.
and it Was under the infinence of tbii fear
the murder and suicide! was rrssrted to
evade, as they thought, i tbe actio if tbo
law. Oa the 17th of Feb. three of tito
children on returning from school, found
a a a ra i I
the house fastened, l ne alarm ws given
aud a neighbor went to inveallf ate tbe
matter. When tbe bouse was catered a
dismal scene was presented to tbe gaze.
Upon the floor lay KutT; lace downward,
with his throat cut from tar to ears 6n tbe
bed, with their throats cut ?B ike same
received by bis fair lodger with such sn-
snicious interest and excitement, that he
taxed hur with being in truth the unhap
py lady whom all the world thought to be
dead and buried. If such were the case.
heidcclared himself devoted to her service
wheelrd bUck vu of the prison. During
the tedious drive tbe prisoners prayed
aud sobbed alternately, and spoke little
and only in whispers to the kind Sisters
of Charity, who never cased offering them
religious consolation. A guard of police
men occupied the gates of Castle d'Novo, I and prep tred to sacrifice bis prospects iu
and doffed their hats when tne van drove I the colony ni order to escort tier to uus
up and the prefect made his appcarauce. I sia. '
The gales being thrown open, the trcm- J Then Cbarolotte Cusbman Sophia de
blintr prisoners wer? led through a long, Woolfenbuttxl, (for such waa her maiden
stonv nassace wav. darkened by biirh I immc). narrated her pitiful story. She
J I o -f- I 1 a. -
waifs. Upou reaching the rooms of the
jailer, the sisters, assisted by other wo
men, removed the cloaks and bonnets of
the DriooiMTs. The prieste.: sisters of
charity, and prisoners then knelt and
prayed, the officials standing round with
bowed beads. At the close of the prayers
for the dying, the executioner appeared,
wearing a black mask and black singlet
shirt. Assisted by the.jaiior the execu
tutiouer pinioned tbe arms of tbe crim
inals. The plain white colars around
the doomed women's necks were remov
ed, and all being ready the living cortege
moved through two passage wys until
the place of execution presented itself. It
was a very unique sight. At tbe extrem
ity of a small, stone-surrounded and stone
bottozuod yard ia a Oat rock shaped into
way. were Mrs. Buscr and tbe youngest
child, an infant about two years oldj Tbe
traces of blood died stockinged feit about
tbe floor and ou the foot'of the bed kbow
cd that Ruff bad first jkilled tbo'4otner
aud then the child, wbicjb be bad carefully
laced in its mother's arms. After that
: bad laid himself npon tbe bed and in
at position cut bis own throat, j tFrom
waa, indeed, the person ho had imagined,
and bad made use ot a fraud to escape
from the cruelties of her late husband
The blow that had been given to her bad
almost caused ber death, but she bad re
covered. Byitbeihelp of Countess Coniga-
mark. mother of Marshal Saxe, she gain-
i ' - t nit i
ed over tbe womeu ot tier ocacuamocr, so
that it was given out that she was no
more, and a funeral was arranged accord
ingly. Then, being conveyed to a secret
place, she was carefully tended, and, when
slrq'ng enough, removed, in the guise of a
pleasant girl, to Paris, under the guardian
ship of a trusty German, who passed as
her father, aiid finally from France to
Having beard ber story, Danband re
newed b offer to furnish tbe means of
that position ent bis own
tbe bed in the death-struggle be bad fallen
to the floor. Tbey left several notes be
hind, affirming that the bad resolved to
die together, and fixing the re possibility
ot their deaths upon Baser and another
man. Oue of these note signed ;MAnnie
Rilter," and written by tbe woman Was to
t bis cfiect : "Ixt nobody charge this deed
to Ruff. John Dedrict and Alexander
Buscr drove him to it. I folUwi him
chert fully, and thereby the world shall
see that our affection wai sincere." In a
statement left by Ruff be said, referring to
the woman, "she was ready to die'and I
swore I would follow ber,
a motuer's:love. j
Limit tin o gives this illustration "In
some spring freshet, a river widely Wash
ed its shores and rent away a bough where
on a bird bad built a cottage for ber: sum
mer hope. Down tbe white and whirling
stream drifted tbe green branch; with its
wicker cup of uuflrged.song, and flutter
ing beside it went the mother bird. Ua
hcading the roaring nrer, on sbe rent,
her cries of gny and fear piercing tbe
pauses in tbe storm. Hbw like th4 lore
of an old fashioned mother, who foilowiag
tbe child abe bad plucked: from ber bcart,
all over tbe world. 8wept away by pass
sion that child might be, jt ntterednot ;
though be was bearing away witb bin tbe
fragrance of i battered robf-trr, yei that
mother was with bint, a Ruth tbroorh all
..... . a-a. . m '
bit life, and a Kacaei at b)s OeaiJ.;