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VOL V. THIRD SERIES.
SALISBURY, V. C SEPTEMBEB, 2, 1875.
10. 100. WHOLE HO 10L
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pUBLItKUBU WEEKKT :
j. J. BRUNEB,
Proprietor and Ediioi .
J, J. JJTBWART
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floPlttoaPT address 100
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Tur advertisement. Reading notice.
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BREAD CAST UPON TEE WA
B RUTH OIIESTF.UFIELD.
Jolin Mallory was returning from his
day's work, with bU sp ade over bis sbouU
der, when he aaw a woman sitting close
to i ho wall, weeping bitterly.
John had a kind heart and waa easily
moved at the sight of distress, so be
topped and addressed the woman.
'Yon seem to be iu trouble' that was
what be said.
The mourner lifted her face, and he saw
that she was a very young woman, scarce
ly more than a girl, in fact. Bat this did
not lessen his pity at all ; possibly it inn
eressed it, for his heart was hum tn an
well as kind.
( WrITTB fO THE WATCH.)
FOLKS MlT THE PAIR,
Y tires of public railroad schemes I
Each man can hare bia own, sir 1
Than tkierea there are mora pleasant names !
Let' do the thing np brown, sir I
Let'-line and build it up the Third
111 Independent. P 7
A 'asm I
Or swindling owepwm,
From eT'ry mill right np the bill
Toach capacious dwelling
gach Granger lordllng castle will
Oar Pullman cars go sailing !
Tbe lightning train, heaped high with grain
And all the meadow's haying,
from harrest field, our many-wheeled
Proud iron steed come neighing !
No more so slow to church we'll go.
Behind tbst old blind mute, sir I
Nor sit and cry. and wouder why
The brats don't come from school, sir !
No more, by blood, nulled in the mud.
Will we religion lose, sir ;
And cms and wear. and rip and tare
Oar bosses beat and bruise, sir !
Tall oaks from little, acorns grow;
Large streams from" small duck-puddles,
Take Third Creek, fl iw.'right on, you know,
To mystic deep-sea muddles !
8o my pet scheme is not a dream
A scbool-boya "scarce expect," sir !
On this railway folks ride each day,
And hare their baggage checked, sir !
Now heed my plan : let ev'ry man
Construct, rm his own hook, sir,
Koads through his land, and let the band,
By magic, tragic rrook, sir,
Jiae ev'ry other Granger brother
Till Mississippi's Third Creek scrip ia
Far in the ascendant !
t Then we will buy up. charter, dry up
Koads throughout all creation ;
And run this world ourselse, nor die up
Till our good day's completion !
But era our rusty bilors bunt wo
Engines loae our tension,
In graveyard dnat, Oh, build we must
A aaoreaieard extension
Be much for cars now to the wars
Of modern knights I'm gone, sir !
"My kingdom for a horse" aud spurs
To take 'em ev'ry one, sir
Them forty rings !-r-0!d Selim shakes
And stumble flies the track, sir '
Blind Sat won't make tbe time old Jake's
Most dead with sore back, sir !
Sir Edward Lancelot sure am I.
The Knight of Handy-Footy t
Dulcinea de Black Dinah my
Crowned queen of love and sooty '
My last black diamond tournament
Comes off to -morrow noon , sir !
Knight oi de Wooly Perswasement.
Hah yo banjo in tune, sir !
De white man ride he boss to def
Fall down and break he neck, sir !
Da nigger runs on foot be sef.
And snatch dem rings, I speck, sir !
I always thought nig was an ape
Now, brass da Lord, I knows it !
Ha wear his coat, his foot hi" scrape
Jist as da wlrte man doe it ! '
Oh ! at de last grand tournament
Bey crowned dat Suepgnurd Sally !
Bis time dis chile ia fully bent
To crown dat nigger Nelly !
Mi Dinah Squash by Pompey Bones
Expects to be made queen, sir!
And dars Fell Hays and Huldah Junes
Day second may come in, sir !
Dat ebenin, artsr tournament
We ie bound to hah a aingin !
Thw on a frolic we am bent.
And dance to fiddle ringin ! "
Bat twixt midnight end morning light
To big piayer-meetin turn it !
Ibati U. O, nig cannot do
From dark tc daylight, dura it!
chicken roost be duly robs,
While gervin of hi Maker!
B Prays and shunts and cries and i
Than, silent as a Quaker,
stealing spirit him doth more,
To crib and barn and meat-bones I
hgion's Knisht and eh rr low f
Old Harry . thieving sweet mouse !
E. .P. H.
i I t V Tt . ,.
reached her journey's end in safety and
was among friends. It was tbe only let
ter they eve.r received from her.
In coarse of time Johu and Mary were
married, and settled down on the Mallory
farm, and there for tbe present we will
One day a handsome traveling carriage
drew up bnfere tbe d or of a hotel in a
quiet New England village. It was an
event in tbe history of that hotel, for nev
er bad each an establishment been seen
there before. Out came tbe two hostlers,
oat came the stable boys, out came the
bar-keeper, and, lastly, out came the land
A gentleman alighted from the carriage
and was followed by a beautiful and
richly Crossed lady Bobbing bin bare
head and waving aside hi subordinates
the nbe-qtiiotts landlord led the way to
tne parlor, took the orders of his dtstin-
'My wife ia well, and will come her
self and thank you for your great good
'Not to-night, not ito-night; bat to
morrow Sir Edward will come with me,
and we will talk it all ever the past and
present, lie knows it all, and be will
aay the thauks are doe from ourselves, not
And in this she proved a true prophet.
'Trouble? Ah, yet? j I have compact
I " i ... , Miir, urn iiju oraeve 01 nis aisun-
a aoii iircrw was
weary 1 went to the neoDl
doors, but no one said anything only :
'Uo 'way I we have no room for stranger?,
Go to the hotel why do you not V
'bo l went to the hotel, bat tbe land
lord was worse than sll the rest. Oh,
bow he frightened me, be Was so fierce, so
loud I H call me a tramp a thief-w
because he found 1 bad uo money. No
money, yes, that was it 5 and he bade me
go about my business ; hat I have no
business, and so I came out into tbe woods
to die alone.'
'Cheer up, then, if that is all,' said
John, 'and come with me. My mother
won't drive yu from her door, you may
And John spoke truly, for his mother's
heart was like bis own. She only needed
to know that the girl was a stranger and
in distress to give her a cordial wel
''Fake off yonr things, my dear,' said
she, removing tbe girl's shawl with her
own hutrds, "and sit here by the fire.
How you shiver, poor child ! You are
cnuiea to tne cone.
'You are so kind so very kind !' said
the visitor, taking the rocking-chair off
ered her ; and then John saw that she
was not only young but singularly beau
tiful, though thin and pale as if from re
'You're out of health. You're not fit
to be abroad.' said Mrs. Mallory. 'How
your mother would feel ta see you looking
'Alas, I have no mothcril' said the girl,
and her tears began to flow afresh. '1 will
tell you my story.'
1 here, there, I'm sorry I said it In
such a blunderer! Nevermind the story
uow, but after supper when you aro warm
and comfortable, you shall tell us about
to his servants.
opening and shotting of doors, a ringing
of bells, a rushing to and fro ia short,
tumult as if tbe queen bad come.
When the travelers were left to them
selves the lady broke into a merry
'Oh, it is too droll, Sir Edward; ft is
the same landlord who, fifteen years ago,
bade me begone for a thief and a tramp.'
'The villain I I should like to lay
my eaoa over hie back said tijr Ed
ward. 'It isn't worth while such an insigni
ficant back,' said tbe lady ; 'only don't
take 00 airs, thinking all this attention is
for us. Ir is only for our carriage and
horses, and our clothes.'
By and by, tbe landlord having made
some further errand to tho pa 1 lor, the
lady, who was sitting by tbe window, re
'You have a pleasant little village here.'
'As pleasant and thriving a village as
any in the country,' answered the dilight
'Do yon know if there is a family by
the name of Mallory living here V asked
'There's a farmer by that name.
ma'atu. Mr John Mallory it it's him you
"The same, no doubt. He's living,
then and his mother V
'She died some six years ago, ma'am,
and it's well, perhaps, considering the
misfortune that's come to tbe family ?'
'Then you don't know,' said the land
lord, delighted to have some intelligence
to communicate, but marvelling ranch
that this great I .dy could feel any inter
est in the Mallory family. 'Well, it's
a great misfortune, and the worst of it is,
it was all bis own fault. If people will
yourself, that is, all that you wish to
If.ll m 1. t , .--.
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, . 1 ioiiisii, tiler iuu-k itvr; v'ib-
So, when the three had eaten their qaeDefe8. There wasn't a more prospers
evening meal, and lrs. Mallory had i m:4n in town than j1)bn Ma!orv. and
cleared away tbe table and taken out j DroDertv beillff mo,,.v in real estate.
knitting work, the young girl told her luere was no reason whv he shouldn't
She said that her name was Estefle
LcRoy; that her father was a French
refugee; but that she herself was bora in
Canada some years after ne had left his
native country, be having married a Ca
nadian. After the death of her mother
he had come to Boston, hoping to.be able
to support himself ana her by teaching
bis own language ; but just as he had
found a situation which promised to be
permanent he became very ill; in fast,
the climate of this country bad never
agreed with him, and he was always
mourning for 'ia belie France. He was
sick a long time, and when he died be
left her penniless.
Of ber relatives iu France sbe knew
nothing j and although siuce ber father's
death she had written more than once to
her mother's friends in Canada, no letters
bad ever been received in return. Sue
believed sbe could find tbem however, if
she could get there, and that waa now
ber aim. What she bad suffered since
sbe left Boston sbe said she could 'never,
never tell '
'It's all over now, my dear,' said Mrs.
Mallory, so try to torget it, and just try . mrjte fHreWell of the house
to make yourself contented with u until : no in.er Mn bis own,
its course, lad,
WHEN ALL THE WORLD IS YOUNG.
A? ,, Wor,d ,a yar?. ld,
An? Uthe ees are gieen ;
"7 ery goose a swan. lad.
And every m quwn .
aIj J for 1)001 mud nor. I4
v AD1 around the world i
U! hUwl . L '
. j . niuai uve 1
M svery dog hi dav
nens the world U nij uj
tAW the re-sr. b.owo :
CrilV to beels ran down ;
rL 7?' P'" there,
wad as. manned among,
y PUat yr, fiBd OB6 ffM0 tD0(
you are better able to travel than you are
F01 a whole week Es telle stayed with
tbe Mallorys, gaining in health aud beau
ty every day, and developing a careless
lightness of spirit greatly in contrast to
her first depression.
Tbat John was not insensible to her
attractions may well be imagined, and
what the consequences might have been
I cannot tell, if his heart bad not been
already preoccupied. That being tbe
ease, there was no room there for the fair
stranger, save in tfe way of friendship,
and he showed his friendship by bringing
Mary, bis betrothed, to see ber.
Curious it was to see tbe two together
Mary, tbe staid New England girl,
with her rosy cheeks, her calm, blue eyes
and yellow hair ; her plaiu drees, and
steady northern tongue ; and HJstelle,
with her olive skin, ber hair and eyes as
dark aa night, her fanciful idiomatic speech
and her airy figure, which gave grace even
to tbe worn garments which clothed it. It
waa the brown thrush and the canary
bird sitting side by side on an apple-tree
Still, they got on well together, these
two, and kissed each other when they
parted. But when Estelle parted from
Mrs Mallory ihe hung on her neck as if
ir bad been her own dear mother sbe waa
John saw ber aafely on her journey,
and when he took her band to say fare
well he left in it a small purse, containing
a sum sufficient for her expensee.
'I shall not forget you, ever ever--no,
not till my dying day does come,'
said Estelle, with tears in ber eyes. 'The
rood Ood bless you for your kindness to
toe. poor stranger you, and your mother
and the pretty Marie,'
In a few weeks the Mallorys received
a letter from Estelle, saying that sbe bed
keep it always, arfd his children after him,
for real estate doesn't take to itself wings
and fly away as other riches do. Bat
what doe John do but sign a note for a
friend, and how he's lo?t everything?'
'15 very thing jnst tnrned himself and
family out. of house aud home. That is
to say, they'll have to go; there is no help
'lie's at the old place now, is he?'
'He is ma'am, but be won't be long; the
sale takes place to day.'
'Thanks,' said ihe lady; and then,
as if to herself, 'Poor John ! so like
'You know Um ?' queried the land
lord. 'He showed me great kindness once,
fifteen years ago. I was here, also, at
that time. Yon do not remember it.'
'It is very strauge, but really, ma'am,
it ha escaped my recollection.'
'Quite likely It was before my mar
riage.' And with this tbe landlord was
forced to be satisfied.
The sale was over, and John Mallory
was wandering from room to room, taking
General Von Moltke on Ameri
A newspaper correspondent has stated
recently that General Yon Moltke
thinks there was no great soldier develop
ed during tbe war between the American
State, on either ssnW
Since tbe death of General Lee, Von
Moltke is probably the highest military
HIHUIIIJ WUU MU UC (UUICU. JJUkr 11 ue
gave utterance to these comments as they
are imputed to him, we mast deny his
accuracy about facts, if we admit his eon
elusions. History will not justify the
statement that nc great general was de
veloped during our late war en either side.
When the world knows tbe fucts of our
struggle sgaiust the Northern States it will
say that our inferiority in numbers end
resources was compensated by tbe energy
ot our people and tbe akill ia war of oar
generals. Neither Geu. Von Moltke nor
any other European since Napoleon has
ever fought sncb a battle ss the battle of
Chancel lorsvil le ; and it is simply ignor
ance and prejudice which can deny to
Lee his claim to occupy the foremost
rank of generals. Since Marlborough
Europe has not produced Lee's equal :
always excepting ihe great master ot the
art ot war, Napoleon
Our war was too far removed from tbe
scrutiny of General Von. Moltke. Most
of the account? of it reached him only
through the Northern channels: and
therefore, he did not know as much about
it as some of us who have net his capaci
ties for military cri'icism.
General Von Moltke may not know
tbat in the two buttles of Manassas aud
the two battles of Cold Harbor, the most
remarkable illustration was given of tbe
superiority of Southern soldiers aud
About two years of battles intervened
between ;bese pairs of Southern victories
1 11 the "r ir.-t M iuasses" our army under
Joe Johustou numbered 37,000 men
The Fe.lernl army under McDowell, num
bcred.53.000 men. In the "Second Man
assas" Lee's army numbered little over
40,000 men. Tbe Federal army, under
Pope numbered over 100,000 mon ; and
Pope' 8 armyjiced a$ Joluuon $ had faced
in the first battle
In the first Cold. Harbor Lee's array
numbered about 70,000 (It was
the largest Confederate army ever assem
bled.) McClellau'a army numbered over
In the second Cold Harbor L?e's army
numbered about 45,000 men. end Grant's
army numbered about 120,000 men, and
in the second Cold Harbor as in the se
cond Manassas the positions of the armies
were reversed, and Grant's army faced as
Lee's had done two years before.
Iu these four decisive battles the Con
federate armies defeatedthe Federal arinie?.
How to Protect the Ballot-Box
From four different points in the State
at which tbe negro party made its gains
in tne recent election, we have seeming-
y wen authenticated accounts of "coloni
sation, tbat is to say. the accounts for
the importation ot men for tbe sole pur
pose or voting and with no real coroose of
bona fide residence. Those points are
Brunswick, Mecklenburg. Wake and
wyne, and caused us a loss of nine dele
How easy this colonisation bnsineee
can be carried on by a party with such a
majority and corrupt people in its ranks.
as the negroes are well known to he, and
with money at its command aay man ean
understand when he remembers that the
Constitution as it now stands requires
only thirty days residence in a conn ty to
enable a mau to register and vote. A
hundred or two additional hands engaged
in work tor or upon a jjailroad or in any
other employment at an might esily turn
tne scale in many counties. Tbat the
result of the recent election was due in
part at least, to sueh fraudulent voting,
there can be no doubt. The Radical par
ty has not ouly tbe will bnt the men and
the money for soeh work and tbe nreeent
Constitution permits it to be done. Such
work ought not to be done, and therefore
we favor the proposition to change tbe
Constitution so that twelve mouths shell
elapse after a man begins hie residence in
a county before he shall be permitted to
vote. If this be done it will effeetnallv
A second safeguard is to require every
voter wben challenged to establish his
right to vote by the testimony of witness
es known to the judges. Of tbe electiou
to bu credible. If a man bas lived in a
county twelve months and during tbat
time b a e associated only with peo
ple who cannot be believed on oath, we
do not hesitate to say that he ought not
be permitted to vote.
Another safe guard is to prevent any
mau who has been convieied of an infam
ous crime Irom voting. No thief nor for
ger or perjmer ought to be permitted to
exercise the great right of anffrage. It
is indeed true that tbe Radical party de
mand thai lying and stealing shall be no bar
to suffiage. A man may steal, bu may for
swear himself, aud he m iy forge hi neigh
bors name but yet in Radical esteem his
vote for all that. What a coinmeutary
upon the morals of a parly is it tbat it
suoaid oecome indignant when it
is usfced that the law may proclaim that
a mau should both steal and vote ? Yet
sueh ia the spectacle we have presented to
ns in North Carolina to day in the altitude
of the Radical party.
We are in favor therefore of changing
the Constitution so that it shall uo
longer declare that though a man steal
yet shall he vole also : so that it require a
residence of a year before voting, and o
that wln-u challenged he shall be required
to prove by credible witnesses hi right
to vote. When these changes have been
made we of the east will have some assur
ance of fair elections. As it is we are at
the mercy of a corrupt party with men
and means to accomplish their ends.
II V 111) WAKE.
The New York Tribune speaking of
resort, pays the following compliment to the
South and North Urouaa,
The wax has com. Iu great object as ac
complished. Now let a being, if we can, tbe
quiet cosmUss influence of social life to hide
the ghastlv sear. Yawning graves are not
covered by aay fore half so well n br the
million springing blades of great, the friendly
touches of untiring Nature. The Virginia
Spring are a cool as before, and tbe resort of
as cellared and more intelligent men and wo
men. Tbe hills of the Blue Rides
just now with gam and young hunter
fishermen from the South, in
will find gallant friendly comrade. The D. A. AT WELL
Warn Sprint in North Carolina nestled la th Salisbury ,N. C.,May 1 J-lf .
hen ) on want Mamwarr
figures, call eu the undersigned at No. t
Hardware at low
whoa our boy , Qranite Bow.
hling the picturesque beauty of
frequented br tbe best people of Alabama and
Louisiana : the orth Carolina
seat unexplored, Car surpass anv on th
of the Mississippi ia sraadaar aad Man.
There are quaint town along the saahoard,
drowsy little villages among the hills, and ia
them men and women of ihe smaae kind of birth,
education, and feeling as our own; oar kins
folk, entranged simply because we do not know
There ha bean a large eaoagh ssaigiallmi of
carpet-eagawr aad swindling poJuieftsaa to the
South. Let some honorable well-bred people
who hardly know how to spend their Summer
holiday go down and enjoy tbecDseives among
thoroughly honorable and well-bred people.
They may not know thai they are mi
but they will be, and success! ul
FRUIT THUS. Tin PLahTS. A
large stock at raaanal nates .
new Catalogue for I8T& and T wi t '
scrrptions of fruit, sent (ve.
Address CRAFT A RATLO
Yadkin Catava. C
Jaly J, 187i.-4ta.
Plain Talk From a Judge.
At Rosas, G., recently four young lawyers,
who had iust passed aa examination, vera ad
dressed as follows by Judge Underwood :
"Young gentlemen, I want to aay thing or
two to you. You hv paaaed as good an exami
nation as nanal, perhaps baiter; bat yon don't
know anything. Like those young fellow jnrt
back from their graduation college, yon think
you know a great deal. That is a greet mis
take. If you ever get to be aay account, you
will be surprised at your present ignorance.
Don't be too big for your breeches. Go round
to the justices' court. Try to learn something.
Don't be afraid. Set off upon high key. Yoa
will, no doubt, apeak a great deal of noiuwnse,
but you will haee one consolation nobody will
know it. The great bm of mankind ukea
noiind for sense. Never mind about vour case
pitch in. You are about a apt to wia as
lose. Don't be ashamed of the wise-looking
justice. He don't know thing. He i dead
beat on knowledge. 8 land to your rack, fodder
or no fodder, and yon will see daylight after
a while. The community generally suppnaes
th.it you will be rascal. There is no absolute
necessity that yon should. Yon may be smart
without being tricky. Lawyer ought to be
gentlemen, borne of them don t come np to
the standard, and are a disgrace to the fraterni
ty. They know more than any other race gen
erally, and not much in particular. They don't
know anything about sand-atones, carboniferous
Srioda, aad ancient lead aniaaai kaowa a
aula. Men that make out that they kaow
a great deal on these subjects don't know much.
They are humbugs superb humbug. They
are ancient land animal themselves, and will
ultimately be fossil. You are dismissed with
the sincere hope of the court that you will not
make asses of yourselves.
. &t. . L .
At th old stand of Poster A
Just received fall Haw ef Hat,
nets, trimmed and nn trimmed,
ntf all the latest French aad A
Order esecaud with ear an
Pinking and Stamping dn to
The Store will be conducted on the Cash sys
tem and no good or work will be charged to
aay oaa. This rale is aavaribla.
MRS. S. J. UALYBURTOH.
April, 16th dw. T
Spig St 01)1 1875.
Can the. llHtorv of tin- Prumiittn war
furnish the eqnl Yo these four Coufeder- TnTUling Accident in ft Coal Mine.
ate victories ? aud were uot JobuBou and 1 Scraktom. Angust 15.
T .no ffonaro Iu ? 11 t i ...
- aiouni fieasant minp. una citv. waa
In the beginuiug of our war Johnson the scene of a tbrilline- accident Sitnrdv
was four-fold us strength. Bcaureerard mnminir k i.inh two vnnnv mn
! tit- i.l- ' .
was stcauiiy nolUlug UIS instant v killed and another aa aerion v
fm - . '
. a . a" - , i x it ll ill. I.. . ...
puBiuiiu iii irouioi uwaveu, wuo nan ten injured tbat death is momentarily ex
. 4iv .u.vci. Twr.tfa. I lif main Pnrranm In the mini
. I .- - - '"
tvtttu Jouuson perceived that Fatter- i, effected through a slooe 1.200 feet lone.
i i if i i.i ... a
was moving arouna lo join .ucuoweil ne and driven at an antrta of th rtv three
rapidly joined his force to Beauregard's deerees. through which enal i indued un
auu iiiuictcu me rouie oi tne manasse on from the d amond ve n. which ih Tom
aicuoweu, was not Jobuston a general pay is operating at present. Shortly
tuetl f . I Mfrjr avoii fiYlrtf.lf in th nMirninv a nan v
t i a . ,1 -r i .i I - . e - r 'J
uuu ownewail JdCKeon, in tlie space of about six miner alar ted to walk down
af A van 4 a avsa A r f n t .1 t 1 . - - D...L. I I la ttti a . a
.u.;., lurer aruiiwi.1 usuas, t,e DaU. W bet! aDOUt bait WSV OOWn
Fremont aud Shields each army outnum
bered bis own, and marched oue hundred
and six miles the while, sometimes in ad-
ue i vance, sometimes iu retreat, was not ne a
his '' general I
little daughter came to say tbit a lady i We most search the Italian campaign of
was in tbe parlor wh bad asked for bio . 1796 tor geueralsbip like tbat was.
'Very well,' said be, supposing it to be 1 Wben Van Dora, then commander of
some neighbor who wished to eee him on the Army of Mississippi, bad been pushed
the men at the bead-house proceed d to
lower empty cars for miners according to
custom. As tbe workmen bad just push
ed tbe first ear from the landing the
grappling hook became detached and the
ear dashed down the slope with lightning
like rapidity, overtaking David Owens,
Evan Davis and T. Sterrit about midway
in tbe gloomy passage. Uens and
A THRILLING AFFAIR.
Rescuiko a Child from ah Alligator
Handsboro (Miss.) Democrat, July 31.
Last Saturday, about saddown, four miles
east of this plaoe, on Bilozi bay oseurted a
scene calculated to send a thrill of horror
through every human heart, and to make
even the boldest tremble with fear. Two
little girls, daughter of Mr. Elatn R.
Black welt, living on the back br of Biloxi.
while battling iu the bay, immediately in
front of his dwelling, were attacked by an
enormous alligator. Tbe oldest, a girl of
about seven year of age, was holding the
youngest, an infant of two years, ia her
bauds, aud was quietly enjoying her bath,
when suddenly her little Mater was snatched
from her and borne swiftly from tbe shore.
Terrified beyond ineaeure. aad unable to
render any assistance to her unfortunate
sister, the elder girl
UTTERED A SCREAM.
a trifling matter of business; but when he ; back to Grenada by (x rant's army, which Davis were instantly killed and thrown
opened the door a stranger stood before
Sbe greeted him courteously, aud then
said, wUbout any circumlocution ,
4 1 am tbe purchaser of yonr farm, and
I have brought the deed that yon may
see if it is all right.'
He took it listlessly enough, but as
he glanced over it bis eoutenanae
'I don't understand said he; aad no
wouder, for tbe deed was made oat in his
'So you, too, have forgotten me, a well
as tbe big landlord up there but reabe
yon will remember tlial,' and she held out
a queer little purse of netted silk.
John Mallory fixed his startled gase
upon her face, and something in the lus
trous eyes, tbe smiling m uth, touched a
long-silent chord of memory. She saw
it, and, answering bis look, said;
Estelle LeKoy, and tbe
outnumbered his. turned tbe command aom f.rf v feet (mm where thaw
over to the next general in rank, took all struck; Stf rrit received a horrible gash
the cavalry (about 2,000 horseman) and across the forehead and was rendered In-
I Jk - nil rm I . -
iu wem in person to uouy Springs, sensible. Tbe ear jumped tbe track at
sixty miles in rear of Grant's army, and thi point and knocked down some of tbe
u .a a i j l : i - - .
uuioi won me UdyjiKiii upon inc garnaon, props supporting tin roof, causing a
captured the whole force, of the place and shower of rocks to fall down and smash
destroying all tbe aupplies of the invading the car and block up tbe slope. Tbe
army and defeating Grant's eampaigu, men accompanying them, who were
aa not Van Dorn general ? struck, took refuge behind tbe track of a
tin rv i rrv a -
v nen lmck laymr wun ii.ouo men narrow bed seoonedout of rock and
defeated the army of 1J inks at Mansfield, caped unhurt. Tboe. D. Bevan, foreman
raarcnea next any zt nines to fleasaut I of t he m ne. dee la red that in an exoeri
Hill, where Banks, reinforced by an army Lent of twenty vears he had not witness
corps, bad taken position, attacked Banks ed anything so truly thrilling in its effeet
m. a a aw a a ,
81 4 r . Si.., anil routed UIS army before Taa when th ear ahnt down tbe n ana like
which was qniekly caught by tbe ear of
the father, who happened, accidentally, to
be passing within thirty or forty yards of
tbe spot where bis daughters were bathing.
Realising iustaotly, from the tone of the
voice, that his children were ia soma peril,
but unable to aonieeture Its exert nature,
Mr. Black well, who is aa aetiv aad athlet
ic man. rushed rapidly to their aaaistance.
aud arrived at tb spot jest ia time eo dis
cover bis little daughter being bora out in
to the bay by aa alligator. Comprehend
ing th scene at one, and nerved to al
most superhuman effort by the desperate
situation of his child, the agonised father
leaped madly into the water in pursuit of
th would be destroyer of kis daughter,
whieh was then some tweety-tv or thirty
yards fmm shore. Tb water, fsr a dis
tance of forty or fifty yards out into the bay
from the point where the children wave
bathing, range in Septa from on aad a
half to two teat, and then suddenly attains a
depth of forty or fifty feet, aad both tbe ani
mal (which by this time had discovered the
purauit) and the father seemed to real;
that tbe deep water immediately in front of
them ones reached,
120 Bags Coffee,
50 Barrels 8ngar,
40 " Molaseee,
6000 lbs. Bacon, 2000 lbs. Lard,
2000 lbs. Beat Sugar Cured
20 Kegs Soda,
50 M Adamantine Candles,
40 44 Soap, 2000 lb. Carolina Rice,
30 Cases Oysters,
20 do Brandy Peaches,
20 do Lemon Syrup,
siam w. wt n
u ao r res n rescues,
10 dp Pine Apples,
Ifl fin Nmnkin Tnk,Mi
25 Gross Snuff, 25 Coils Cotton Jr, Jute
40 dos. Painted Pails,
40 Boxes Assorted Candy,
100 Reams Wrspping Paper,
A fall line of Wood A Wil lea ware.
A full Hue of I loots d Shoe (very sjbeap).
A fall line of Hat-.
A fall line if Saddle A Bridle, Rait,
Oinser. Spice. Canned Goods. Royal Bajrrag
Powders. Ci rr. Tobacco. Crockery, leroaea.
Tanners A Machine Oils, sVe , de.
- Tbe above stock was boaarbt sine tb lata
heavy decline in price, and i offered at1
sale A Retail at rerj alnvt nisaVa. for eaas
BINGHAM 4 CO-
Jun ajfi 1071.
V. I. Hairy
at 160 worth fflM.
at $lfJb" ISO A 175,
Ladies Embroidered Winner at I
Ledis fili ppera al figs worth 17b.
L sans Croet Nippers at lint
Laube Clotb Gaiter at I7S wi
Udt iCloth tiwten si tttt worth fcsvO.
A large lot of Cbildreo Sbea ravw step.
btvgsam d no
dark, was not General Taylor a general
Wben Beauregard captured Port Sump
ter fn 24 boors, held it by the Federal
armies and fleets during a bombardment
of four years, until every-brick and stone
in it had been broken up by the enemy's
missiles, and under this incessant fire re
solutely irjfpregnable, did he not give an
quailed by Totleben 7
aaa.av .a B i .a
a thunder boil trora tne nanas ot the mi
ner at the head-boose, who seemed to be
electrified as tbey stood powerless to ar
rest the fate which they knew was about
to overtake their comrade.
aamo nrnvidpnep whieh ueiit vnn In mp in missile, and nndpr this inceaaant fire ro. a fltl AQBlDDXat CxlTlS 8S Jratt6nia.
my despair bas sent me to you iu your constructed the fortress Hid made it ah- ow York 1 imea. J
time of sorrow. solutely irffpregnable, did be not give an The Philadelphia ladies are uniformly
No thanks, John Mallory. I do no illustration of the engineer s -power nne pleasant, and never put on any aggravat
more than requite your kindness to me, quailed by Totleben 7 mr of style. It must be confessed that
and hardly that: so keep the deed, I prav The Southern people evinced extraor- they do not dress as well as tbe Ne
yon. But the little purse, with that I dinary capacity for war. We had many York girls, and effect a sobriety of colors
will never part.' able general and the beet troops of mod- which, wben con tt as ted with tbe white
She then told him tbat within two or era times. General Von Moltke never sand and blue sky. appears dell and fone-
three years after returning to Canada sbe saw such an army as the Army of Mortb real. Bnt tbey are so pleasant and un
a a at T? 4" wri I as. wa a. a. a
bad married an Angnsuman ot rank, and era Virginia, ana no initniry in Europe, affected, bowl tenpins witn each vigor
had been in Europe most of the time since lhariea XII, could have withstood and shoot pistols with so much courage,
since; bnt that, being now on a tour the Confederal infantry. handle a billiard eue so gracefully nod
through 'the States,' they had come out There were able generals on the other mis shots so cheerfully, play with the
of their way to visit those who bad be- side, too, aud good troops, but I leave children so prettily and talk with tbe
funded her in ber need. I their vindication to those who know more men in such a sisterlv fashion, thai I
4The dear mother is gone, I hear; but ! about them than 1, and who are abler to J have about made up my mind to present easioucd by ibe devil fooling about a we
the pretty Marie, she Is well V . set Mb tow claim lo generalship. them to the public as pattern girls. man."
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would be alike itnposaibl ; both therefore
redoubled their efforts, the one to re eh th
point, the other to prevwat it. Ia this
struggle, although sinking to his waist is
the soft mud at the bottom at each bound,
tb father was aaeeessful. He succeeded is
grasping his child by the arm a boat tea
feet from deep water the alligator, whieh
all the while held the child's f la Its
month, pereeiviag itself overtaken, aad al
armed and eon fused by the laddaess of the
assault. I e leased its bold aad mad it way
rapidly into tb deep water in front of it.
The father, completely exhausted, raised
bis child out of the water, aod pereeiviag
that it still lived, by a desperate effort suc
ceeded in regaining tb shore and deput
ing the child safely in the arm of ft moth
sr. Tbe little girl is unhurt with tba ex
ception of a couple of bruises oa its foot
made by tbe teeth of th monster
Copy was out. Tbe devil picked np
a paper and eaid, "Here's something
'About a woman' must I cut it out T"
"Not" thundered the editor: "tbe first dis
turbance ever created in tbe world was oe-
jSs a Is illili""
sasaa a 1 1
Offer the beat aelccOo of Jewelry t be
onnd ia Western North Carolina, CcassssiasT of
LADIES' A OENTfT GOLD WATCHES
. o Id Open mud Team Ckalns,
SILVER llARE, GOLD PENS.
Ther are acenf for the celebrated
Spectacles sod Eye Olaases. Msassatifui
el from Minnt Cryatai vLaliU. d and
Watches, Clocks aod Jewelry repair
warranted 12 month, saarges as low as
tan i with coed work.
Store on Main street. 2 doom sbov Ki
2p. 174 If..