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VOfr V. THIRD SERIES
SALISBURY, N. C OCTOBER 30. 1873.
PUBLISHED WBEKLT .'
J. J. BRUNER
Proprietor and Editor.
J. J. STEWART
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4I don't see why it would be wrong for Lwbere ;
n.e 10 Know w hftt is in that will."
The speaker was bright, handsome
girl of seventeen Rosa Crocker the
grand-daughter of rich old Stephen Crock
ir, whose death, a day or two before had
brought sorrow to few hearts. Two grand
children Horace Wart on and Ken a
were his only relatives, and constituted
his family. Horace was as mean of act
and disposition as , the old man himself.
Rena was a. beauty, and an amiable girl
when she chose. Young as she was, Rena
was a worldly-minded coquette to the
very core already. She had resolved to get
well married that is to say, to some per
son of wealth and station both together,
if possible, bat the former preferably, and
then to enjoy herself at the utmost awing
of fasionablft dissipation and luxury for
the remainder ot her existence.
"I don't see how it would be any harm,"
continued Rena, "aal wouldn't do any
thing but read it, and there's no knowing
how it might be tampered with by that
rascally cousin of mine before it 'is read
next Saturday 1 imagine that grandfa
ther left the bulk of his property to me
tmt there's no telling what notion the old
fool may have got into bis head."
Rena was alone in her chamber. 1 o
think was to act with her. She knew that
will drawn up and signed by the old
man a year before his death was in his
desk in the dingy old library. She had
-often seen it, and wondered what were the
contents so closely sealed from her eyes.
It was dosk j and as she stole along through
the dreary hall she half relented, and fina-
ly paused on the threshold of the room
she was seeking. Then, chiding herself
for her weakness, she stole in, got the key
of her grandfather s desk, and opened the
drawer. There lay the will, sealed as she
had often seen it.
"But I'm no better off than before," she
muttered. "I can't open it"
It was useless to peep into its folds
only detached words could be seen. But
Rena was not inclined to be baffled iu her
curiosity. Ana she was as fertile in
resources as the wildest of ber sex.
Lighting a gas jet, she warmed the large
Wax-seal. Then, with the blade of
; it is not in my possession.
man had it among his papers
and besides, there were two bon-
Haa your cousin a lov-
"No. I think not "
ll'IM 1 I! L L.t nnA n1
I UCu wiicfc paCi grour wot ! uij I lit.. , , . . -j
chance is to play for the fortuue through Pbl.shed .pamphlet ruining a narra
From the New York hvemng Post weat to Dover, identified Colvin, and after
A" Interesting Story About Cir- I gr effort induced kirn to visit Mutbee
Mr. Leonard Sargeant, of Manchester,
Vt., formerly active in politics, and once
Lieutenant-Governor ot that State, has
town, and Stephen Boom
from the prison to ire the
celebrated his deliverance.
"Well "said Horaee. with very little
hope in his torn, " it's a mighty slim
chance, bat I'll try it." and went away. '
That afternoon the coasins met in the
parlor. Each greeted the other with a
cordiality long; uakncjwn in ibeir eoqstoly
intercourse. They evert ebatted pleasant
ly, congratulating themselves upon the
manner iu which they were opening the
"You most be quite oppressed with the
gloom of this old house," said Horace, as
he waa about to go, "and I think a ride
might do you good. I will be pleased to
lake you this afternoon, if you would do
ma the honor."
"Nothing would please me better,"
replied the beauty, with a winning
The ride was bad. Each of the plot
ters endeavored to be agreeable. Horace
was bland and attentive. Rena sat dis
tractingly close to him, was as amiable'
as a woman Knows uow to oe wnen sne
tries, and used her matchless eyes with
killing effect. They dined on the road,
and returned in the evening And when
they parted for the night Rena allowed
Horace, for the fitst time in ber lite, to
This great change in their demeanor
toward each other should have aroused
live of and the evidence in a famous mur
der ease which occurred early in the pre
sent century. Mr. Sargeant was one of
the counsel for the defense. In 1812
there lived in Manchester a man named
Soon there will be a mishtv raid udoo
the poultry houacs, and hundreds of dark
ens will have their beads laid low in Jit-
Barney Boom, who bad two sons, Stephen dust, while their feathers will be baked
and Jesse, and a aon-m law Famed ttna
sell Colvin, all living with bin. Colvin
waa an eccentric man, supposed to be in
sane at times, and frequently abaented
himself for days without notice and with
ont giving any account of Ins adventures
a cool oven, and pat away for future use.
flow let me tell you that exceedingly
pretty Wawbesi can be verjreishslT' made
of them" wMcowltl be verfr 'artful
for dustiag furniture, wall corners,
cornices, etc., while they are al way han
And get Hibles. Prayer Books, Hymn
Bonks of. any kind yon want; Histories,
Bioiraihi-8. Music IWks, Music. Novels of
tk bti authors; Blank Books, Albums of
ths most stylish kind ; Stereoscopes and
Views; School Books, all kinds in genera)
bs. Slates. Inks, Writing Paper of the best
quality; Wall Paper and Window Shades
i great variety, Music Teachers for vocal,
Pianos, Banjo, vrohos &c.
WORD TO rARMBRS
Buy a few dollars worth of books every
year for yur sons and hands and take a good
Mwepaper, they will work bettetand be more
cheerful. Try it.
WORD TO FARMERS SONS,
D O J & w 1 viv., W uiiv BSBBBB T V m) OT SB W
At last he was missing so long that peo- dy to use about a fireplace or stove., Pick
pie began to make inquires, and suspicions out the prettiest leathers, and those of
of lou! play wtre aroused. Monthsland nearly a sixe, and run a needle attached
years passed, and yet there was no ex
planation of Calvin's absence. 8ome of
the neighbors, remembered that the Boom
brothers, very shortly after his disappear
ance, had declared that Colvin was dead,
and they had "pat him where potatoes
would not freeze." They had not been on
good terms with him, and this added to
the prejudice against them
to a strour twine through the stem at
the end of the feathered part; then pound
t lie quills flat with a hammer, so that they
wilt tie close to the handle, which can be
made out ot an old broomstick whittled
down and then painted : or you can use
the handles of worn oat hand brushes or
Cover one end of the handle with thick,
Singularly enough, other circumstances warm glue, and wind the feathers, closely
began to accumulate against the brothers. 1 strung together, around the rtick, corn
Some children found a dilapidated hat. mencing at the Doiiit of it. Have a glue
which was recognized as the one Colvin pot close at band, and as you wind the
wore at the time of his disappearance, leathers, wet them thoroughly with glae,
Search waa then made for the bones of so that thev will stick tightly to the ban-
the supposed murdered roan. Soon after
wards a doe uncovered some bones be-
neath an old stomp, which
tvirsiu vAVsSS vaaass vuvaiu
mutual suspicion, but it didn't. They pronounced to be human bones,
MinAlA if- .h ,ii,Ar f th -nlnn "cqaentlf were found not to be.
You have something to be proud and to
beast of. The farm is the keystone to every
iasostnal pursuit. When it succeeds all
prosper; when it fails, all flag;, Don't think
can t he a great man because you are
the eon of a fanner. Washington. Webster
u4 ClsrV were fatrmer's sons, but whiU they
t.oled they studied. So do ye. Buy a good
book, one at a ttmr, read and digest it, and
Call and see me and look over books.
COME TO THE
And Get a Good Picture.
Ws will give you a good picture or not let
7n take it away ; for we don't intend that
any bad work shall go from this office to in
ure as and the business. Call and try.
Up Stain between ParkcfB and Mis Me
Murray's. Call and examine my stock of Wall Paper,
Wiodow Shades, Writing paper. Inks dec.
Mind I don't intend to he under sold.
Feb. 27. tf.
pocket-knife, she carefully loosened it.
It was done. The document lay open
before ber 1 Her eyes rapidly devoured
the contents, and her cheek paled with
' The miserable old dotard I" she cried.
Tire cause of her displeasure was the
unpleasant and surprising fact that her
grand ather had not is t her a solitary cent.
Every particle of his ample, fortune weut
to Horace Warton.? ller first motive was
10 destroy the will; but a second thought
detained her. She feared the consequences
of such an act. Again slightly heating the
seal, she reffixed it lb its place, replaced
the will in the drawer, aud went back to
After the first gust of iage had subsi
ded she sal down to quitely think the
matter over. There seemed but one way
to retain any portion ot the property, ami
that was by marrying her cousin Hor
ace. She hited him vciy heartily, but
her vanity had always told her that he
admired her. She knew her beauty, and
over-estimated its effect upon her stolid
"But five days remain before the open
ing of the will, ' she mused "before that
time I must lure Horace into an otter ot
About the time that Kena was gaining
her surreptitious knowledge of the will
her rich cousin Horace waa seeking after
precisely the same information. Betak
ing himself to the office of Ha' man Nesbit,
the lawyer who had bee 11 entrusted wttb
the legal business of his grandfather, be
found that gentleman alone. He knew
something of the lawyer's character, and
at once proceeded to business.
"Yoa drew op my grandfather i will
did yoa not f " he asked.
'How long ago 1 1"
"About six months ago. He had pre
pared one a year ago, but this makes an
entirely different disposition of the prop
erty." "And what is that disposition !"
The lawyer smiled.
"I have no right to tell yon' be said.
"Hut you would tell me if sufficient rea
sons a ere advanced.
were blinded by the glitter of the golden
During the' next day Horace remained
nearly all day in the house, and in the
society of his cousin. He proposed going
to the theatne in the evening, but Rena
urged the impropriety of so doing : their
grandfather's recent death would make
it highly improper in the eyes of their
"Bat we can go to Brooklyn," suggest
ed Horace, "nobody will know us there."
To which the beauty assented, aiid
Horace kissed her. She didn't resent
his impudence. On the contrary ber
lips clang to his iu a gentle, thrilling re
joinder. They went to the theatre, grew confi
dential and loving, and supple men ted their
good-night kSs with a bug.
"I m progressing famously, thought
Horace. "To-morrow I'll propose to
"I'm bringing him around famously,"
thought Repa. "He will come to the
point in a day or two."
And come to the point he did on the
following Friday the day before the
opening of the will. He swore undying
love for her; j She affected surprise ; was
eufficieutly coy for appearance, but con
fesard an ardent passion for him. Both
lies found believing hearts. After a large
amount of bugging and kissing which
such an occasion like this demands, they
disi'cussed the practical details.
I am impatient for the happy event,''
be said squeezing her haud.
"And so am I.'' she replied, returning
the pressure gently.
"But grandfathers recent death "
"Bother grandfather," pouted Rena.
"CouldtV we manage it somehow V
He feared for his chances when she
found he was penniless.
"We can try."
She was only anxious to have it settled
before he discovered her poverty.
"I'll tell yon, Rena," he said, as if
struck by a new idea, "we might get
married privately, and keep it a secret
until a becoming length ot time has
" As you please dear Horace."
"When shall we have the ceremony per
formed r 1
"AssoonaspoBBsible that is, I mean as
soon as you desire it,"
"To morrow morning t"
Two happier people than
didn't go to bed that night.
self-congratulatory and triumphant.
In the morning they went in a carriage
to a minister unknown to eather aud were
martied. I .
"Why, it's one o'clock f" said Horace,
as they re-entered the carriage,. "We
at hrst were
sequentiy weretonna not to oe. An un
cle of the boys had a dream in which
Colvin came to his bedside and told him
that he had been murdered. A barn m
the neighborhood was mysteriously burn
ed, and it was at once conjectured that
the murdered man bad been buried uuder
it, and that the fire waa intended to des
troy all traces of the crime. All these
circumstances added to the excitement
against the Boom's. Stephen was then
out of the State, but Jesse was arrested
die and to each other.
When the brush is as large as yon de-
e, cut off the twine, and wind another
11 m ill a afl
piece tightly over the quills, tfutne it
dosrn. Then take a piece of scarlet, green
or blue enamelled cloth, and cut one edge
in points, round the aides, and sew to
gether so as . to form a cap that will go
over the handle of the brush and covar
the quills of the feathers. Make a bole
with a gimlet thiough the handle, and put
in a string to haug up the duster, and you
will be fully paid for the work in the con
venience of the article, and its Useful ap
pearance will also prove an attraction.
If there any old, worn oat window
connected wfh ihe great revolutionary in
vention of ateam-travd ; yet Washington
certified hia opinion that tke discovery
ia ot vast importance, and may be of the
K. .f1 U8f,l,nsa in ear inland naviga
tion." James Ramsey, with iuat a suspi
cion of the irritability of U lent, accused
Fitch of "cominr notterin mnt" LL.
Virginia, work-beach and carrying off hia
ideal, to be afterward developed in Phila,
delpbia. It ia certain that the develop
meat waa great. Ramsey died in England
of apoplexy at a pablfs lecture where be
was explaining hia contrivance from
"From the Potomac to tbk Ohio," i a
LippimcotVg Magazine for October.
The Franklin Steam Washer.
At laaat 26.000 people from everv sec.
tioo of the State of North Carolina viewed
operations of the Frank lie Slea
Advantage Of Fall
ing to Grass,
We have frequently referred incidentaLi r
If to the advantage oi seeding grass lauds
ia the fall, bat have nevrr, we befceve, ,
given our reasons tor oar preference fa
all over spring sowing. To start with,
we are in this following natare,wbo sows '
all her seeds in the fall. Bat we by no
means consider ibis a conclusive argnmemV
ia favor of this season, for ft is well known 1
that not a tithe if indeed a hundredth pan
of the seed which fall to the earth frees. 1
the parent plant at maturity ever prod oca '.
a plant. Bat Use meet sngee fsssssh
and the one which first brought as into
position, is, that ia the two or three mvntke
intervening between the beats of summer
and the time when the land is So locked '
op by cold as to pet a stop to the growth
of all vegetation, we frequently have a
combination of circumstances the meet la- '
vornble for tSe growth rt yooViggvaaa. The
rain and long cool nights of 3eptsset 1
and October give the young plants a fissf a
Washer at the late State Fair, and we
have reason to believe that not ten of that
number but what will join us in say lag
that Messrs. Barrow and Pleasant th
owners ef this patent, have at last struck tMtt an1 lbe t00 Poetrt deep en
uoon the verv form of morh,,.;. ,i,., to withstand the winter s frost aad to
hundreds have attemnfted in vain m..r re ke first dawning of spring to
for the household, a cheap, practical, and Ph V fri7 growth and cover
aoove an, a laoor aaver 10 this important
shed or barn.
He confessed that his brother Stephen I brush bandies lying around in the wood
had told bim a short time previously that
he and Colvin had quarreled, and that he
had killed Uolvin by a blow on the bead
The people of the neighborhood and for
a a w
miles around spent the nest few days iu
another search for Colvin's bones, but
none were found.
m a vi a a a v r
Stephen iSoorn was Drougut home, tie
denied the statement of Jesse, and assert
ed his -innocence. The brothers were im
prisoned to await the meeting of the grand
jury. The principal witness before that
body was a forger, who had been confin
ed iu jail with the Booms. Lie reported
in detail a confession of tbe murder by
Jesse Boom, and both the boys were in
dieted. 1 bis was in
more than seven years
pearance of Colvin. tn
the land with a thick coat of foliage before
the sun becomes sufficiently poweiful to '
scorch and dry the surface.
Another very great advantage ia, the 1
we gain one crop by sowing at this Usee.
It ia well knowu that the chances sit
two to ooe against securing a good stand
of grass sown iu oats in the spring. If
we want to make sure of the gvsae, An
osts must be left off. But by ediag in
tbe fall, a crop of oats may be taken on?
and the land flushed up and teed sown ke
U . I J It .1 1 A .
oepicmocr, ana 11 me iauu is gopo, a crop
September, 1819 young ladies'
Mier the uitap
"If the reoaons Were convincing enough, have just time enough to go to the
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M Would two hundred dollars
"Five hundred 1"
Horace counted oat the sum from his
pocketbook, which he bad filled for this
emergency, and the lawyer took it, care
folly counted it, ap4 Uansferred: it to his
"Now," he said "you may prepare
yourself for the worst possible news. Yoa
are by this wilt, cot off from every dol
lar of year grandfather's estate.
"You arc certain of this V
"Of coarse I am. I drew the will and
saw it signed. Tbe previous will left all
to you, but your grandfather was whimsi
cal. There came a change in his feelings,
caused by some real or fancied misconduct
of yours, and so be left nil to yoar cousin
Horace was angry. He cursed bis
dead relative rouudly , until the lawyer
reminded him that his curses were use-
.. . . in I
rogate .s open and nave graodtatber s
They arrived there iu time to find sev
eral lawyers aud tbe executors assem
bled. One of tbe latter was speaking.
He held some documents in his hand.
' Here are three wills, the first leaving
bis property to Horace Warton, was made . . .
about a year ago. The second dated six J , m . "
months later, leaves tbe estate to Rena y"!" '
(1r.k PtiA thirit t l..t Utf thrM llg"tT!n?F
trial took place. Meanwhile Stephen was
induced by the remarks opon the hope
esnet8 of their case to confess the crime
in the espeetatiou of mercy from the Court
This confession was tbe chief evidence
against them. Notwithstanding it was
B It M
drawn out by hope ot obtaining a more
favorable verdict, and that nobody had
been found as proof of the murder, or even
that Colvin was dead, the brothers were
convicted, and sentenced to be hanged on
the 28th of January, 1820. The charac
ter of tbe evidence upon which ihey were
convicted will attract the attention of law
yers at thia :ime as showing what
remarkable changes have taken place in
criminal jurisprudent e. So decisive did
the testimony agsinst them appear to be
that the mother of the convicts was expell
ed from the Baptist Church, and the lath
er was held as a prisoner for a time upou
the suspicion that they must have been
accessory to the murder. A few of the
citizens who were disposed to be merciful
signed a petiton fr the commutation of
the sentence against the Boorns. Tbe
Legislature voted to change tbe sentence of
Jesse to imprisonment for life, but refused
to interfere with that of Stephen. It oc-
curred to Stephen in an inteiview witu nis
counsel that it would be a good plan to
advertise for Colvin in the newspaper.
Up to that point his counsel had believed
him guilty, but he assured them that his
confeasiou waa untrueand that he was
innocent. The following notice was there
fore printed in the Rutland Herald;
44 Murdkr. Printers of newspapers
throughout tbe United States are desired
to publish that Stephen Boom, of Man
chester, in Vermont, is sentenced to be
executed tor the murder of Russell Colvin,
who has been absent seven years. Any
person who can give information of said
Colvin may save the lite ot tbe innocent
g immediate communication.
feet nve inches high,
Cut out all the old bristles which remain,
so as to leave the boles empty, and then
fill up their places with bunches of feath"
a a a
era run oa twine, ana maae just large
enough to fit ; cut off the quill n Is
C v tr the lower part of the feathers
glue, also dropping some into them.
You can use smaller feathers for ibis
kind ot brush than for tbe feather duaters
and when it is finished you will never
desire another brush made of bristles.
The downy, pure white feathers can be
sewed upou a piece of cape lace, stiffened
on the edges with wire, and made into
very elegant and taseful feathers for
bats. 1 be feathers taken
tioin ibe crest ot a white turkey s back
aie particularly pretty for this purpose.
branch of tbe work. That the Franklin
Steam Washer is a sueseae, there is aet
the slightest doubt, and we are proud to
record to North Carolina the honor of the
valuable invention, and to these clever
and polished gentlemen, Messrs. Barrow
and Pleasants, of Louisburg, the exclusive
control of an industrial pursuit that is a
necessity to the people;
Tbe skill that wilt enables a person to
perform lu one hour what otherwise takes
five hoars to pe form, ekveiopes an inven
tion that makes its jse a necessity. of hay cut tbe next summer. The inc
Such ingenuity embodied in mechanism ed certainty of securing a good Stand will
.uc vj'cnimnn ueciares 11 10 oe proper- lar more than Dav tor the trouble oi Dlow-
I - r
ing in tbe fall. Some persons object In
sowing clover iu tbe fall, because tbe
plants will nnt get sufficient root to resist
the frost, and will be liable. to
This objection is well taken, unless
protection can be afforded or ibe plant
pushed forward in some way. General
ly , however, if tbe land is in good eendh
lion, there will be ample Usee Car inn
clover to send iu roots dowa below the
reach of ordinary frost before the growth
is stopped by the winter. It will geser-
ally be found that clover seeded alone In
August or September is larger and bee
longer roots at the beginning of winter
than clover seeded with oats in the serine.
ty ; aud iu the form of a patent baa inves
ted it with all its immunities and franchi
ses of property It becomes a reality ;
and its exclusive control transfervd by
deeds of record, like real estate.
These parties may buy territory, and
within the purchased 'grounds exercise
jurisdiction over the thmg, or boy with
oat any fear of competition. Meters Bar
row and Pleasants, as ; will be seen by
their advertisement in ibe News, proposes
to divide thia real estate by the aale of
territory rights to make and aell this ma
chine. A more splended or captivating
opportunity for accumulating money was
never made to an enterprising, burhiess
it is a machine, cheap, ample, and 1 A very goof way, however, and ooe which
necessary, and such mechanism being meets all the objections to fall sowing, Is
indispensible to every household, will sell to sow the grass in tbe fall and the clover ;
me worm over.
Address by letter oe otherwise Messrs.
Barrow dt Plraaants, Ionisborg, N. C.
v mm 1
in reiiruary or March toll wing.
er good reason for eeeding ia tbe fail
stead 01 spring is, that it ia a season
comparative leisure, and tbe farmer
make tbe ueecsary preparation of
land a work of time aad care, and not be
hurried over it oa be is too frequently In
the spring. We have purposely omitted
The Power of a Locomotive.
When the first locomotive was patented,
driving only one car, if lightly loaded, it
did v ;ry well ; but when the load it drew
was heavier than it own wheight, its
wheels would not bite that is, they would
turn round and round' without advancing.
Hence a cow catcher was needed behind
to guard against cattle running into it in
the rear. It seemed at first impossible to
make a lesa weight move a greater ou an
up grade ; and for some years no
one inveuted an engine able to draw
three times its own weight. At tbe pre
sent day, however, locomotives sweep
along with trains more ponderous by tit
t en or twenty times than they are tl e.u-
f v r a
s Ives. Une means ot gaining tnia vast
increase of power for tbe locomotive, waa
by dividing the load. It was found, that
an engine powerless to stir five limes its
weight of frieght when concentrated in
one car, could readily draw it when dis
tributed in a doxeu cars loosely shackled
together. It was heavier than each other
ng!e car; and it bad overcome tbe iner
tia of each one a moment before it en
countered the inertia of another ear taken
singly ; and, pulling them successively,
it drew after it a train as long as a cornel,
and the farther it ran the more strength it
had to run further. Here was the story
of little David over again. Ordinarily,
the stripling's weight, as he told Goliab,
was one hundred and twenty, but when
ever he got mad he weighed a ton. More
over, the engine forced tbe momentem
acquired by every car it bad started, to
swell its own potency in overcoming Ut
resistance of all that remaiued still motionless.
A New Writiko Ma chink. A writ
ing machioe 00 trial at Washington, D.
C, ia thus described ; Tbe machine is
about the same size as au ordinarv sew
ing machine, and can be worked by a child yin6 anything about Bowing grass 1
who can spell as easily as by a grown wilh utl prain. This practice has
person, it consists of a series of forty
two keys, to which are attached two steel
hammers, and each one of these represents
a letter, a figure or a punctuation mark.
The keys are arranged in four rows, like
the keys of an organ, and are operated n
precisely tbe same principle, t he ham
mers are arranged in a circle, aud when
tbe key is pressed the corresponding let
ter moves to the centre, receding again
immediately when the pressure is removed.
A space key is provided, by means of
which the spaces between the word are
made. Mr. Washburne, of San Francisco
patented an improvement on the machine,
and he contemplates ihe use oi printer's
ink. In the original, the eolor is taken
from a prepared ribbon, which is between
ibe hammer and tbe paper. At tbe end
of each line tbe machine is adjected for
tbe next line by means of a treadle, which
is vo ked by tbe feet of the operator. By
tbis machioe three limes as much work
can be written as an ordinary
come so generally established and
with sach universal 'approval, that nil
hardly necessary to advocate it. Thorn
is so much land now lying bare that wfll
hardly pay to seed ie wheat, nbisH is
sown in grass in the fall, would in a few
years afford good pasturage, that we wink j
to impress upon our tanners toe propriety
uni possibility of making these yield am
income at least sufficient to pay taxes.
That this can be done iu the way we
have indicated, iu the lime ot compares rl
tive leisure, which is now at band, we '
have not the slightest doubt. If be is n
public benefactor who makes two blades '
of grass grow where only one grew beh r,
be who causes them to grow where name
m a a a . 1 . 1
grew before is doooiey toSouUsem
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Vh third anrl la.t AtA thr, g wosumiaawo, 5- '"
' I AAm akA fVi . ttoarS fat maTSa
cv to, atuus iuist fw" "fj-
''Manchester, Vt., November 26, 1819."
Newspapers traveled slowly then and
Stephen's friends bad but little hope that
this would save him, even if his story was
true. Three days afterwards, says Mr
Sargeaut's pamphlet, the New York Even-
inn Post cooied it. aud "tbe next day it
notice was read aloud
in New York. Anoth
months ago leaves all to charitable inslita
tions. Of course, only the last is valid
ibe otberS are of no consequence.
Rage and blank amazement titled tbe
faces of tbe plotting cousin 8 ; but they
could do nothing. They rode disconso
lately home in the carriage. Tney un
burdened themselves of their sentiments
toward each other. They expressed the UmnngtnmA tk. .1 '
most cordial and mutual hatred for each in rnM ftf ,Ka Kotjj6
other. And they unanimously agreed to
regard the marriage ceremony as null and
er man standing near
bad formerly lived in
was well acquainted
ith Colvin, and
papers are agitating Jake subj
less. i V r ,h-uh -i I ia beat to retire pistols in that State. Une
"But what can Ida but curse PMtf I suggette s tax of five dollars, and aspeci
asked ; ,wc V - I al eath that be returns the pistol with
"III UH yon.: The sUl m to Vtesn other property. If it is not so returned that
the meantime sjskinV sas sm sntrry yen' j paper thinks tbe tax named too small, and
wll not operate as a prohibition. It suj,
Carrying Pistols.--Tbe Georgia related many anecdotes and peculiarities
ect ot how it counerning him. Mr. Fabor Chidwick,
ot Shrewsburg, N. J-, was also standing
near, and listened to tbe conversation,
which made a deep impression upon his
mind. On thinking the matter over after
.,r,U-Bv fMu--Ait&tt"VA I thm avupf k tmliXMi for neriarv. Another his return home it occurred to him that a
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M I L ill LM.
It's yoar only chance, ami fts worth
the trial." I ,)ij3so adt Is xtsta&S
this last wni T
'aMa' jou destroy
gests 000 or 1,000 fine,
deaths nave -recently occurred
ssrfjlsiiss i as lain a.
rhicb gives origin to tbe discussion.
Wm. Potherous, ot Dover, New
answered exactly the description of
Colvin as given by Whelpley. Finally,
he wrote a letter to the Evening Post,
gjnjng hie conclusions. Whelpley saw it,
The Invention of the Steamboat.
When the little harbor at tbe raonih ef
Sir John's Ran was still more wild and
lonely than now, James Ramsey, a work
ing bath tender at Berkeley Springs,
launched upon ita boat that I e had invent
ed of novel principle and propulsive force.
The force was steam, and Humsey had
sbowo his model to Washington iu 1780.
Fust discoverers of steam locomotion are
are laming op every few months in em
barrassing numbers, bat we canrot feel
that we have a right to suppress tbe elairos
ot honest Rnmsey, tbe protege of Wash
ington. Tbe dates are said to be as fol
lows : Ramsey launched bis steamboat
here at Sir John's Rati in 1784, before
the general and throng of viaitars from
the Springs ; iu 1788, Jibn Fitch launch
ed ami i hor first steamboat ou tbe Dela
ware, aud sent it successfully up to Bur
lington ; in 1807, Robert Fulton se
a third first steamboat ou the Hudson, tie
Clermont, Rumsey's motion was abiaiti
d by the reo tiou of current squirted
through the stern of the boat agaioat thr
water of the river, the current being pump
ed by steam. This action, so primitive,
so remote from the principle ol the engine
new need, serine hardly worthy .to be
The Charlotte Observer says : T L.
Vaii, Esq., received yeaterday a letter
from W. W. Adams, Ksq , ot Iowa, the
Master of the National Graage of ibe Pat
rons of Husbandry, in which tbe writer
states that, in compliance with invitation
received be will attend the exhibition ot
tbe Fair of the Carolieans, which begins
in Charlotte on the 25 p. ox. While in
Raleigh last week we wet with Mr. Thomp
son, the National Lecturer for the Patrons.
Mr. Thompson, expressed to us a strong
desire to visit Charlotte during our Fair,
and expressed himself at almost certain of
coming on that occasion. Weston, the
walfciet, aloe expreeeed to us a desire to
visit Charlotte during the Fair, and it is
oot at ell improbable that be will be here
and give the people assembled specimens
of his powers as a pedestrian.
The Hickory Press aays : We have
been informed that a solution of the rail
road problem has beep reached by tbe
commission, appointed for that purpose,
unless some unforeseen impediment is
thrown in the way The commission at
ita lata meeting in Raleigh, we hear, came
to a thorough understanding with the Di
rectors of the North Carolina road. Tbe
latter, aa we naderstaed it, have agreed
fir tbe N. C. road to assume the indebt
eduess of the Western: N. C. railroad, lift
tbe mot rgage bonds of tbe same, by
mortgage of their own mad, buy the
Morristown branch and consolidate tbe
tnree roods and mortgage the whole to
complete the gap between Old Fort and
Paint Roek. Then there would be a coo
linoous line from Morrietowa to Goldsboro,
with tbe prospect of attimstely absorbing
.a a e a j
the AJianuc road. W t wiu not comment
on ibis statement, ss u ia not official, end
a a an
may oe incorrect its dctasi. e did not
learn how the eomiMicetiona jQ regard to
the lease of the V C. r ad are to be over
We got bt aitling news from
on tbe Staieeville train yesterday. On
Wednesday, according to the information
in our possession, Messrs John Moore sad I
aahirfgton Brawley, both of them
eyed men, living in the southern parte
Iredell county, were indicted by
detectives in the service of the Ui
States, for passing counterfeit seens.!'
Oar informal too states that facte aswU
the possession of the detectives wbiebwnl
mplicate a large number sf persons,
of them prominent and highly i
citiaens. We learn farther that it is
a i a . a a
iieveo.n not atiown, loot tnese are
of counterfeiters in the counties of I
rus, Mecklenburg, Iredell, Rowan, Wilksg
j i - . . i , t.J '
iu a nuaiutr oi nmrr wrsiern conniws.
The gentleman from whom we get dnv
ioformalicn of the arrest of tbe parties
rianiMl f 1 1 a na that it ia rnniAr4 ikatlVs
information leading to tbe
of, was given the office
c t zen tA ( 'jbrrns county, who wee MSBs I
self a member of the band, end who, in
tbe elegant language of the ke klux, "pea
ked oa ibe others.
We make this publication with deep re
gret, but give it for what it is worth. Wis
hope the two persons arrest d will be sM
to show themselves innocent of the charges'
laid at their doors. hat will be done
with them between now end the thee ef
h ir trial, we an- not advised. Oo Wed
s uiiiyi w eemmoe emnmy
e arrests spoken
by Cne Kiom, 4
uesday night they were
Stateavdle. Char. Obmcr.
under guard ks
farmers iu this
in ibis section nave gathered
secured several buudred thousands pounds
of hay. which srives them a feelins? at ia-
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One old darkey has snsv
needed in gathering upwards of 15.000
hicb he pulled with his
for home industry.
The Greensboro Potrio h
some 15 young mea have returned
La nasi aW in thtr knuui in All
and navidson. havioa tried liaa Waut en