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"You are mietaken : I would rather
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- ie tban to marry a jmcre coantry girl."
But, Fred, suppose ber intelligent,
foil rf natarat poetry, tenderhearted,
graceful, unJpoiled by admiration a
gtiiless, simple, loiog creature V
"Q," said Fred, Inghing,' "choice se
lection ; of vlrtuo and grace. Country
beauties are always sweet, and so are
country cows. No,1 1 tell you if she was
as lovely as an angel, with the b6t sense
in (lie world, still if unskilled in IiU-rature
and music, Wttn no
above churns,
and knitting tidedlea I would
cot marry
ber for a fortnne."
"Ha, ha !" laughed
Hidden by the trunk of a tree, eIia sat
reading within a few! feet of the egotist.
In another moment the young lady
came in sight;- J? red's face crimsoned,
he wliicpered jnlvif ible trepidation, "do
jori! think she heard me V
f'Nor rejoined the other audibly, "She
. ! has Rot even looked.
from her book. You
are" safe. : " . ; 1
Leaning ou one jliite arm, the old oak.
tree in the background, flowers strewed
around her, she, sat quite at ease appar
ently ; uriconscious that two handsome
young men were near her.
' Approaching with a low bow, upon
hich bis mirror hall set the stamp of
faultless elegance, Fredric Lane took
tbe Jiberty of askinj if the young lndy
would inform him wbeie Mr. Irviag liv-
ed ? - I '
With in innocent smile the young lady
looked up. "MrT" Irving; the only one
-lliving in the village, is ray fat her, 'L she
said rieing in a gn.cefnl and charming
' manner. "The large houie on higji
ground half hidden by trees and thick
shrubbery, there is inhere we live."
Fred replied wi h a very graceful
bow. " -
"Tell your father that I will do rayelf
ine nonor io can on una io-iuoirw.
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- will -remember me-Kfc rcueric Lane, at
at your service."
v... I uriti iti - n..i..
toochiiig her sleeves
around her pretty
arms, and making ra
iher a formal courle-
sy. ' I hen, Catching
np her books and
gatiiertiig the scatterea nowers eiie
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rird home.' '
"Now, father, mother, annt and sii,"
exclaimed the merry girl bouncing- into
-the room where' the family were at snp
jer, so sure as you live, that Mr." Lane
you spoke so much about is in the village.
He will call here to-morrow, the finest
speciment of a city beau, as of course, he
will be, all sentiment, faultless in kid and
dickey important and self assured as one
of the kind can possibly be. Promise
me all of yoa, that you will not lisp one
- word about music, reading and writing in
his presence,, because I have a plan.
"X aihep will poi l Know, ana it you, sis,
will be quiet and nsk no questions. I will
give you that work-box you have coveted
so long
"Whyotv that condition, I'll be as still
, as, a mouse, but what's the reason ?"
"Ohi that's - my own busiaess," said
IIelen, dancing out of the room
. p mm m.
Helen iat At the open window, where
roits lurusi iiicir Diusuinj nuat making
Dttu snaae ana sweei iragrauce. t tie
-canary overhea.d burst
in wild snatches of gl
en was at work on hi
torth every moment
oiious muic. tiel
rig blue stockings,
nearly finisliedii and her fingers flew like
snow1 birds.
; "tou knit most admirably; are von
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fond of it I
"Yesr quite I like
thing else that isL I
well."' j'v'
it better th in any
mean I can churn
"nd do you -red much?" Fred's
glance had traveled item the corners of
bis eyes' to every table, shelf and corner,
in search, of books and papers, but not a
page, yellow or red, repaid his search."
"Uhyes." said lieien, with a suucti
lied air:
"Vhat bonks ? permit me to ask
"I -read the liible a good deal," she
eajd gravely
"Is that all?
"All 1 of course not
f yet what do j ou
not find in the Bible
eloquence, romance.
History, poetry,
the most
lathos ; . blnshing and recollectinsr her
self, she added iu a wanner as childish us
it had before been d
gnified :
s what I
"As for
have got
other books, let me sic
in my library ; th
re s
the Primmer,
counttnjf cm' her 1 nn
Second Clast
Reader, Cobbinsou Crusoe, Nursery Tales,
two ojr jhree eemcuts of something, Bio
graphy of pome person or other, Mother's
Magazine, 'aud King V illiain I II. There,
isn t that'.a good ass or
Fred smiled.; ' '
tmeut 1"
"Perhaps T d hot know
as much as
those who Jiave been
to school more,"
she added, a 3 if disa
pDomtment at the
route rejftinder ;'but 4iii making bread,
churmng tidttery and keeping house, I am
The young man felt more in pity than
luloYei: bat hit Visits did not always so
3 "e began to feel a magnetic at
racuon-and lie mainly attributed it to
HelenY beauty ; but the truth is. her
eetness and artless character, engaging
manner auoTdispositioij, quite won, tbe
lc"y Wed aristocrat, Fred Lane. There
ru freshnesi aboa everything she
said or did. She perplexed as well as
delighted hira.
Ofteus he was wondering bow some
omely expression would be received in
society, some beautiful sentiment would
suddeuly drop like a pearl from her lips;
as remarkable or originality as for bril
liancy, v - i :-
"If I should fall into the snare1" thought
he. "I caa educate her ; it will be worth
trying." .
It is useless to combat the tender pas;
sion ; so at last he -fell at Helen's feet",
figuratively speaking and confessed ibis
love for ber. '
: ul cafe not, Helen, only be mine," -was
bis invariable answer ta her declaration
of unworthiness, "how you would appear
in society.". ; .
They were married, bad. returned froth,
their wedding tour, as yet, at the expira
tion of their honey-moon, Fred was more
in love than ever. At a grand enter'.aiu
meat given by the relatives of the bride
groom, Helen looked still, more beautiful.
Her husband did not insist that she should
depart from simplicity, and indeed in the
absence of all jewelry in her simply white
robe she was by far the most lovely crea-
ture in the room.
As she entered the great saloon blazing
with light, her heart faltered.
"Shall I love him as dearly," she ask
cd herself, if I find he is ashamed of met
1 can't bear the thought ; buL should he
oveicome all conventional notions, then I
have a husband to be honored, audhe
shall be proud of his wife."
How she watched him as he presented
her to another. "
"Simple," whispered a magnificent girl
resplendent with diamonds, ehe curled her
lip?, and passed by. The observation es- business. Some of these people are run
caped neither Helen nor her husband, ning a ehinsle mill, and report ad excel-
bhe looked at bun. He smiled, and drew lent home market. 1 he boulherners, es
her. closer to' his side. Many in that pecially the ex-rebels, are very friendly
brilliant gathering pitied poor Fred, and and anxious for Northern immigration.
wondered how he had martyred himself
on the shrine of ignorant rusticity.
The young bride stood near her, hus-
band, talking in a low tone, when a new
comer appeared. She was a beautiful,
slightly-formed creature, with haughty
eatures. Ill-concealed scorn lurked in
the brilliant eyes whenever she glanced
at Helen. Once sue had held sway over
the heart ef Fred, and hearing whom he
had married, she fancied her lime had
"Do yon suppose i she knows anything?"
whispered a low voice.
lleleu's eyes sparkled ; her face flash
ed indignantly. He was gone at a dis
tance with a fiiencK
"Do you play, Mrs.
V asked the
hanglily belle. There
was a mocking
tone in her voice.
"A little," answered Helen, her cheeks
"And sing 1"
"A little," was the half reply.
"Then do us a favor," exclaimed Miss
Soruers, looking askance at her compan
ions. "Come, I myself-will lead you to
the piano
Uaik! whose masterly touch? In
stantly was the half spoken sentence ar
rested : the cold ear and head-were turned
in liwti-iiiiiir siirririfif. Sm-li meledv !
such breadib. deuth and vigorous tones.
Who is she ! She plays tike n angel !
"Who can she "
She turned from tlte Piano, and the
unknown was his wife
"How well he talks ! Who would
have thoutrht it ? He has found a treas-
ure,'' was whispered all around the room
"Tell me," said he, when thev were
alone, "what dea this mean ? I teel like
one awakened from a dream. ,!
"Only a countrv girl," said Helen,
then foldf-fPui her husbaud's arms, she
added, "I am that little rustic that you
had rather die than wed.
Our agency is encouraged bv the fol
lowing article taken from ihe Springfield
(Mass.,) Republican, of November JJitb,
1876. Consider how the leaven is work-
iug. and our age.ncy is beginning to real
ize the vast proportions ol its future work.
The pinaeers were sent on, aud their re
ports being favorahlf, crowds now follow
to Western rorlh Larolina.
The plans which have for some time
been maturing for planting a Western
MusxachuneUs colour in North Carolina
are about completed, aud the first install
ment of colonists, numbering some 12
fomiliiwiil start about the first week in
IlMfpmlipr Sn-ne 100 more arc expected
to follow. Four or five families are going
fmm this eitv. some from Chiconee, four
fromNatick. and four , young men go
from Northampton to engage in stock-
raisins The nresent intention f the
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managers is to locate iu Burke county, di
rectly on the line of the Western North
Carolina railroad, and to build up a
Vnrtliprn village about seven miles East
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tit Monrantoh. The colony has, the re-
fasal of a tract of 24,000 acres in a body,
of which U,000 acres is very heavy white
nin limhera at S2.50 per acre. It is
ihpir intention to clear up a portion of the
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forest, and engage both in miscellaneous valuable property is about to be worked
farming and lumbering. It is hoped to ou a large scale by a company of North
take along machinery for saw, plain- ern capitalists, i Crossing the Cataw ba
ing and shingle mills, and eventually to river, ibis same rich vein is traced, and
8bip pine lumber to New York. The it has been worked to some extent since
freight is $15 on 100 feet from Morgan- 1829. At this point is located the famous
ton to New York, but the quality is so King's Mountain Maine, from which gold
far superior to that now in market, that to the extent of $2,000,000 has been ex
it is believed a good business can be built traded, as appears from the records of the
up. The region is believed to be rich in United States Mint at Charlotte and Phila
uudeveloped minerals, but these do not delphia. Though not as rich as some others,
enter into the present calculations of the the ore here is inexhaustable in quantity,
colonists. The Northampton men have measuring thirty feet in thickness. Tel
already rented stock f'range" of 23,000 lurium ores have been found in this miue,
acres of Mai; Wilson, of Morgan ton, an
ex-confederate soldier,
dier, said to own lUOrI
000 acres, and will engage in raising cat
tie sheep and mules. Cattle can live out-
n(.Annr 1 winter, as the ground never i
freezes enough to prevent plowing, and
snow never lies on more than a day.
New-milch cows, in that region sell for
about S20, a yoke of steers old enough
to work for $75, and horses and mule
from $ 100 upward. Butter is . quoted at
12 cents, eggs 12 cents, chickens 15
cents apiece, pigs $1 each, and saddle
of venison $1. The state of society is
reported good, and Northern men who
went out, four years ago, say they have
never met with any trouble on Account of
their political principles. Indeed, the
Yankees find their best friends among the
former secessionists. ; Chances to take
farms are very plenty, on the most advaa
tageous terms. An instance of this is seen
io the case of an up-river tobacco-farmer,
who lost everything in the panic of 73,
and went to Salisbury, N. C, the same
year, with hardly monpy enough to pay
bis freight bills. Hiring a little place on
the edge of the town, he bought a cow
and began selling milk about the village,
in Ne.wJCnglattd; fashion, a thing unheard
of in that land. Then he bought stand
ing wood, cut it and peddled it another
innovation and So kept on for two years,
getting out of debt and making money,
till an old planter, who had watched -the
Franklin county hoy withgreat admira
tion, came and offered to lease him his
homestead of 100 acres on his owu terms.
The Yankee accepted the offer, and both
are making money. Hundreds of planters
in that section would be only too, glad to
rent their farms to New England men of
like enterprise. Another party who went
from Wilbraham and vicinity, some four
years since and settled on the line of the
Nrth Carolina and Atlantic road, near
Goldsboro, are very enthusiastic in praise
of the climate,, people and chancesi for
J one of the party ever heeitated to avow
their Republican principles, nor were
ihey ever molested or frowned on there-
for. Plenty of old plantations can be
bought for almost a song. One of 100
acres, 500 heavy timber, with a nice
house, bat a tew miles from Uolusboro,
was lately sold for $3,000, and others can
be had at similar i rates. The reason is,
that the people tbere have no money, and
Northern capitalists are as yet afraid to
invest. Springfield Republican.
The Republican has overdrawn this
picture in one point, at least, i. e., when
it says "the ground uever freezes enough
to prevent plowing, and snow never lies
on it more than a day." This is too mild
(or t in latitude and Mor?anton is about
80 miles farther j West. It is true we
often have very mild winters, bat geaer
ally it exceeds iu severity the Republi
can's idea, and it is always, necessary to
afford protection to stock duting winter if
we desire to keep tbem iu good order.
RADO. A special correspondent of the Phila
delphia Press writing to that paper from
thu city under date of December 6th,
gives the following interesting informa
tion concerning the mining districts of
this Stale and Georgia. He says :
The mining districts of North Carolina
and Georgia are again attracting attention.
Since 1847 the gold discoveries in Cali
lornia nave caused these oouuiern mines
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to be neglected Or abandoned altogether,
and, still later, th; rebellion drove away
Northern capital aud retarded develop
ments. 1 he return of peace has set the
army ot prospectors and miners aga:
i i ii ii
iu motion, and over tue runs aud uowa
deep iu the valleys of Georgia and the
Carolina the pick of the miner is beard
in quest ot the glittering gold.
1 he has done much towards
bringing these rich mineral deposits to the
knowledge ot scientific raeu and capita
lists from the Pacific coast. After a criti
cal investigation these gentlemen have
given it as their ; deliberate verdict that
Northern Georgia and Western North
Carolina are rich in gold and silver, to
sav nothing of other minerals in which
they abound, ear L.ii.Ioufga, U-eorgi.
more than bU stamp onus are now in op
eration, and thero are several others iu
While and Hare counties in the same
slate, in addition is mere mere tie
many miners engaged iu vein workings,
j from which they often realize as much as
S12 pr day. Silver ore, assay $70 per
ton, is being miued near GaiusviIIt; Geor
gia, but the neighborhood of Charlotte,
North Carolina is, just now, monopolizing
the most attention, where rich and con
tinuous viens of gold and silver-bearing
quartz are now being worked on an
extensive scale. In this district are found
the famous Capps Mine and McGinn
Mine. As far back as 1S53 the latter
was worked by an English company,
some ot tue ore yieining sixty-one p?r
I cent in tnetalic copper. I learn that this
I and to experts this is an infallible sign ot
"richness." Another good sign in tue
King's Mountain Maine is that the ore is
richer as ihe shaft descends. It is now
being worked at a depth of 200 feet, but
good jadgea, like Dr. Gentbj of PbiU-
phia, believe that a depth of 1,500 feet
marvellous wealth lies hiden.
r' 5 e,!.n.W 10 Jee. ,a?e8t.
found on tlus continent, with the single
exception of the Bonauz vein at Virginia
City, Navada. fl he adrantages offered
for investments In this district are not
excelled anywhere, and capitalists con
templating embarking til this profitable
enterprise should consult Professor Geoth,
f the University of Pennsylvania, in
your city. He jsi.heroughly familiar
with the mineral resource! ot North Caro
lina, and can furbish valuable assistance
iq the selection of properties for mining
purposes. I
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A Northern Yiho qfXlM Absurdity p
Chambertain's force Bill.
From the few York Herald.
The. Chamberlain government in South
Carolina seems to be doing its best to
provoke an outbreak, but is not likely to
There is a rumor that it is the
ot tvovernoF Uhambei lain to
cause me aii cat vi ucu. iiiiuuiuii va I
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charge ot treason, and our special report
indicates that in case the attempt should
be made by any force other than that of
Uuited States troops it would be resisted-
The Mac-key House has passed a law de-
daring lhat any persons setting up a gov.
D. . Jmin tn ua . !,
ernmenl r claiming to be a government
against the legally elected government of
the State, shall be adjudged guilty of
treason, and imposing very heavy penal
ties in fine and imprisonment. All who
aid or abet iu the offence are subjected to
similar punishment. But such a law, or
tbe arrest of Geni Hampton with or with
out such a law,' would be futile. The
question would still remain, Which is (he
regular and legally elected government ?
The Stale courts alone can decide this,
nlces the Slate is put under the military
rule of the United States. Suppose Gen.
Hampton should be arrested? He would
be taken before the courts on a writ of
habeas corpus and released. There
would be no necessity 'for forcible resis
tance. buppose the Mackey House law
should be passed by the Senate and
signed by the Governor ? Tbe courts
would pronounce it waste paper and no
law at all. It is true the Mackey House
and governor (chamberlain threaten te
turn out the judgts of the Supreme Court
and put in creatures of their own, but
t Win would excite such general indigna-
tion that it could scarely be earned out.
l ha tin of March next would terminate
tbe outrage if Governor Hayes should
theu be in the Presidential chair. The
friends of General Hampton have only to
keep the peace under any and all circum
stances, and to let the law take its
Admirable Behavior of the Southern
Leaders Will President Urant
Recognize It 1
lt can no longer be said that tbe rep
resentativs men of the South are Bourbons
if that name implies men who "forget
nothing and learn otliing. ' No politi
cal leaders ever evinced a better aptitade
for profiting by experience. 1 he wisdom
moderation and loyalty of the Southern
members of Congress and Other exponents
of Southern opinion iu this critical and
exciting conjuncture ought to be met in a
similar spirit by ihe President and by all
good citizens. VYe atnbute this praise
worthy attitude to the manliness of the
Southern. character, which his always
scorned trick, subtnfuge and bluster
After Presideut Lincoln's election they dis
dained to cripple his administration by
political manoeuvres as they might easily
have aoue wild a aemocratie majority iu
both homes of Congress. Instead of this
ihey withdrew their Senators and Repre
sentatives, reducing their friends, thedem
ocrats, to a minority, and leaving tho re
publicans in loll possession ot the gov
ernment. Ihey could not compromise
their character 'for sincerity. Having
determined to secede they
took their
measures boldly and relinquished the ad-
varta-cs thev nospHfri tor thwarlin?
Mr. L.ncoln bv adverse le-islalion. As
, D
fuiaii as their inilitMrv nnwur waa broken
hv the fall of Richmond thev nromntlv
acceuted the situation, makinL' no attempt
to prolong the contest by a guerilla war,
which would have caused the North
grrat troubla, expense aud exhaustion
Alter a mauly fight they made a manly
suboiissiou. Not k sword has been lifted
nor a musket discharged against the fed
eral government : since, notwithstanding
provocations trying to the temper of free
men. 1 heir creditable bearing in this
crisis is, therefore lu Keeping wilh lue
character for directness and sincerity
which thev have maintained through
out our civil troubles. Xe:c York Her
Thicves' Overtaken.
We have information to the effect that
the man who stole? Stewart's mules was
followed by him into Lancaster county,
S. C, and found j in tne house of two
white men, ami the mules in the stables
belonging to the while men. The negro
who stole the mules made his escape, be
ing aided -by the! white men in whose
houee he was stopping, and under tbe
same roof with the white men. It is sus
pected and believed that the headquarters
of the horse thieves have been found, and
proper steps have; been taken for the cap
ture of the white men alluded to as well
as the negro. The mules belonging to
the negroes that bad been traded for
Stewart's males were turned over by Mr.
Stewart to parties to convey to their
owners in Lancaster county.- Charlotte
Messrs. W. O. Troy, of Cumberland,
and 1. F. Dortch, of W
on the part of tne Sen
ayne, committee
part of the Senate, and CJ. M.
Rose, of Cumberland, one of the commit
tee on the part of the House to investi
gate the affairs of the Western North
Carolina Railroad and of the Western
Insane Asylum as wel,. arrived in this
city last evening, en route to the scenes
of their investigation. They leave at
noon to-day and will be met at Salisbury
to-night by J. S. Henderatn, Essf, of
Kowan, and up the road by G. W. Spake,
Esq., of Jackson, who make out the com
mittee of two on the part of the Senate,
and three on the part of the House. These
gentlemen arc not greatly taken with the
idea of spending their Christmas holidays
away from home, but the State demands
it of them and they very cheerfally as-
sent. Ital. News.
...We. regret that these gentlemen will be
deprived of much of the pleasure shared
by almost every body during the Christ
mas bollidajs, and trust they will find
tnetr remuneration in toe consciousness
of duty well performed. They have a
highly responsible duty entrusted to them,
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and it may require patient investigation
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to atecnage it taitutuiiy. l he Estate is
por and badly in debt, and the Western
N, C. R. R. properly mannged will be
one of lbe mean8 of relieviog her. If .it
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should fall into the hands of a "Ring,"
euch aB liave heretofore managed Rail
Roads in this State, it will be made the
means of robbing the State and still furth
er embarrassing her financial condition.
W e have no doubt the Committee are
duly impressed with the importance of
the work in hand, and possess the patri
otism to keep the interest of the State
primarily and constantly in view. If our
State shall keep pace with the improve
ments of the age her representatives must
carefully protect her R. R. intereets
against scheming vampires.
1 he last train yesterday morning
brought to this town Judge Fowle of
Ralsigb, on his way home from Washing-
ton, wuere he had been summoned by a
i i i tt
Senate Committee to be interviewed
touching the reported ineligibility of Mr.
Glenn, one of the Tilden electors from
this State. It seems, however, that Chau-
dler, Morton Iz Co., had become thorough-
y satisfied lhat there was no foundation
for the report, and the sabject had been
dismissed long before the Judge arrived
at Washington.
Judge Fowle is of the opinion lhat our
prospects have brightened very much
witkin tbe past week, and that, indeed,
Gov. Tilden's prospects improve with
each day. He relates conversations which
he had with a number of leading Demo
cratic and Republican Congressmen and
others of prominence, and comes to the
conclusion that the reporis from the sev-
eral Congressional Committees now in the
three disputed States will quietly settle
the saatter.
Our Democratic friends ia Washington
he represents to be very hopeful that
Tilden and Hendricks will both be inau
gurated. L hey are in no mood to iur
render the honestly gained victory, yet
counsel nothing like revolutionary meae
ures. They believe that Tilden and Hen
dricks have been fairly and legally elect
ed by much more than the necessary ma
jority in the electoral college, and will
use ail available Constitutional means to
secure mem tue possession oi tue oi-
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The Democrats feel confident that the
result of the investigations now going on
in Louisiana and Florida will give both
these plates to J llden sad Hendricks on
tbe fiaal count. The manly letter frosa
Gsn. Francis C. Birlow, one of the most
thoroughgoing of the Republicans sent
down to inspect the result in Florida,
leaves no doubt that the Tilden electors
were lawfully chosen iu that State. The
letter has encouraged the Democrats,
while the Republicans feel corresponding-
I J urpuuuutm.
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Judge r owle thinks that
H the. result of the Investigating Commit-
the part of the Returning Boards,
many of the more honest Republicans
would join the Democrats ia declaring
'I'll J I. ham
more independent thiakers on the Repuh
lican side than would be imagined.
Goldsboro Messenger.
Sale of Bonds-
A Good, Slwwing for
f. 7.J1-
At the conrt house door, on Wednes
day, at 12 o'clock, C. F. Harrison, City
Auctioneer, sold four S10O bonds of tho
city of Charlotte, bearing 6 per cent.
interest, aud due 1S76, for 90j cents on
the dollar. A $500 North Carolina State
bond, issued in' 185S. for the construction
of the Western North Carolina railroad,
and dae in 187S,-and bearing 6 per cent.
interest, brought only fcou (ten cents on
the dollar); the sale of the latter, was,
however, withdrawn. Ibis is not much
of a showing f.r our State, but a very re
markable one for the city. From all that
we can leirn, there is no city in the South
which can equal us in this respect. Our
city debt is smaller, in proportion to its
size, than that of any city in the estate by
at least one half, if we remember correct'
ly, and less than the debt of auy South
ern city of whose business we have auy
(knowledge Charlotte Observer.
None but the eye of Omniscience can
pass a fair and just judgment on the ' is
sues of life. Our unfruitfulness is greaf,
our sins greater, but uoa s mercies great-
er than both. -
Death of the Grand "' "Niece q f t)ankt
Mrs. Jermima Setzer, whoso ,gran4
father was a brother of DaaieT" Boone,
died last Saturday night,' at her residence
near Lenoir. She was i ninety-one 'ears
old, was a woman jl unusual strength, of
intellect and character, and Avs noted
also for her goodness of heart. She. was
never out of the county in which she was
born and raised?1 She' is the last 'of a
long liue of our oldest j citixeoSv -Lenoir
Convicts Sent to the Wcstern N! Cl 'Bafc
road." 1 -'-'I'- -'.'
Yesterday morning 50 additional con
victs were sent out undef a sufficient
guard for tbe work on the Western North
Carolina Railroad. Three from Sampson
and two from Cumberland, just arrived
at the penitentiary"' yesterday morning,'
wero not pat in their cells at all, but bad
no sooner donned their striped suits than
they were sent right off with the party.
llal. News.
Look Out.
We understand that a great number of
those persons indicted for failure to take
out license and list purchases, failed at
last term of court to renew thetr bonds,
and are now liable for the additional costs
of a scifa on their old bonds. Wo are
authorized to say that all who pay $2 92
between now and the 1st of January next,
will be discharged without further cost
aud the cases will be put off the docket.
The 2 92 may he paid to the clerk or
sheriff.-Jfai; News.
He who does not appreciate floral bean-
ty is to be pitied like a man who is born
imperfect. It is a misfortuuu not unlike!
blindness. When one cau look upon the
simple wild rose aud fetd no pleasure bis
tasfce has been corrupted Even a very
common flower adds generosity lo beauty.
It gives joy to the poor and to the multi
tudes who could have no share of the
iture to charge
a puce
for her blossoms.
We confess to a homely enthusiasm
for red clever. It holds up its round.
ruddy face and honest bead with such
rustic iunocence ! Do you ever see it
without thinking of a sensible, sanbrown
ed and fearless country lass ? Wfc -go
through a field of clover like Solomon iu
ardeu of spices. There is the mullien,
with its velvet leaves', growing cheerfully
out ot abandoned sous, but usually leit.
like a decayed old gentleman, to a good
natured pity. The flowers of our child
hood, the buttercups, the burdock, the
marigold and the morning-glories are like
homely people with noble hearts, beaut i
lul by association.
'lo'ers nave an expression; some
seem to smile; same look sad; 6ome are
pensive and diffident; others are plain,
honest and apright, like the broad faced
sunflower and the hollyhock. What a
pity they can utter no sound ! Imagine
a singing rose, a whispering violet,
murmuring honey-suckle Uh, what
rare ana exquisuo melody this would
ii t
It lakes money for fine linen, and
money fur a costly sepulvhre ; but (lowers
the poorest may have. If one cannot
give a stone to mark a burial place, a
rose may stand there, and though it may
fade, it wilt come again, year by year,
Thus flowers are messengers of affoction,
presents of beauty, of universal accept
a nee, tokens of remembrance, and" in them
we may all recognize a brief and transient
les, "riowers have an expression
a language and the young man who, on
reading tke above should take a strong
fancy to the red clover blossom, and in tho
nunc innocence of his soul, present one
of them to his sweet heart and afterwards
find out lhat the "language" of that flow
er was something like this "as ugly as
the devil" would be very careful how
I to put in his next appearance at his girl's
house. ThosB-jwho give flowers to sweet
hearts, should know their language, or
else disclaim all knowledge of it, in order
to be on the safe side.
She Wouldn't Speak to Him.
When a oung Chicago
man came
he reineni-
down stairs the other morning
bered that Lis wife, who was preparing
breakfast, had not spoken to him when
she got up, so he said cheerfully : "Good
I mnprilnrv littla 1 a A r '
lajvs i u ii gj iibitu aiA
Not a word came in reply.
, "Good morning," said he again, in a
higher key, thinking she might not have
heard hira before.
"Um 'm 'm" was all that escaped
from her sealed lips, as she kept on with
her work.
'Why under the eun don't you answer
me?'' he exclaimed iu surprise. "What's
the matter? Whit have I done to offend
"Urn 'm 'm," was still the only
sound elicited,.
"Look beie !" then exclaimed the bus-
band, as he jumped up and knocked over
a cup of coffee; "I dou t swallow a mouth
iui oi tuts oreaRiast cntu you tell me
what's the matter."
"What's the matter ?" echoed she, sud-
J l.- ; i t '
w t ,
eyes. And hen she continued :
aeniv turning UDon Dim wrn nasinno-
"John Adell Smithson,ihe next time that
I dream I see you kissing another wo-
man, l ll, will leave this house boo
I n00 j"
j The tax payers of South Carolina are
rlflpt iniiicd unl trt nav a ppnt n f irilmtf. ia
- - ..... - t J - ...W1.W . V
' tho Chambctlaiu usurpation. "
Special to the Chicago TimecJ ..'.
' Washington, Dec. 13. 'Oft! Speaks
er !"irang: out a shrill, bigb-pitched yorceuil
above the din and clamor of tbe early
opening of to-day's session of the House,
.Mr, Randall turned toward Alexander II. "
Stephlns'VUh a prompt courtesy, in an
swer to tbe shrill voice, and sauTr Tbe
gentleman from Georgia." Every one
turned at , once toward the black-eyed
ghost of a man sitting so quietly buried
ia hi overcoat, with a silk hat of several
winters perched, rakishly upon his wiao , i
looking head. Mr.'Stephens moved hi
skeleton tight hand, encased in a brown
cotton, glove, as she sid : "I have a reso
lution! that I desire to send up to ther 1
cletk'i ddkjj-a resolution, which I de
sire to have read and put upon ' its pas-
An awful silence fell upon the house
assembly. ; Perhaps the Georgia ghost
had evolved some new scheme for saving;
the country, and every -one craned bis
neck and carefully crooked bis ears as tils'
clerk began to read. Stephens mean
while remaining grim ind impassive
The clerk read, and then every one smil
ed a sulky- smile bf disappointment. It
was a resolution declaring that Mr. Job a
Chaancy should be paid $3.50 a day for
performing the arduous task of hoisting' :
the American flag every day upon the
house side. Chauncy's pay has beea
stopped on account of the exhaustion of
the special appropiiation; hence this, reso
lotion. It was passed. Said one mem
ber in a whisper toiHriend : "Can you
doubt that the South is reconstructed
when the exVice President of the South
ern Confederacy appears here asking pay
for tho jnan whose sole duty it ia
to propel on high the gay American ag,
where it can flaunt its gaudy face in the
morning breeze 7" Alexander HSteph
ena gave a sigh of relief as the resolution
passed. "Dick !'' he called out in a testy
ai l f .
whisper, iv Duney negro camo irom iuo
cloak room and gajhered up Stephens in
hU bin ley arms, carried htm out to a light-
n valid chair where two etout servants
.i ft i i
seized upon me ijeorgia guost, ptacea
lim on a level with their shoulders, aud.
bore him from the hall. It was Mr.
Stephens' first legislative act In the forty-
four ih congress.
Important Arrest.
Night before last about 1 o'clock, Mr..
J. M. K-ndiiek arrested a negro man
who called himself Adolpbus Dinkins,.
but who is known in this city as Hum
phries Davidson, upon the charge of hav-
ng committed the rape on Mrs. Beatty,
ast August. Davidson has been 8U3"
pected f r some time but has managed to
elude arrest until now. He was arrested
at ihe house-of Mr. Kell, in lower Meck
lenburg, and is said lo have just como
from Sautuc ia South Carolina, where he-
is accused of having committed a crime of
the same character, upon the person of a
white lady ther, and which he has con
fessed. Our informant eeerra to think
that he is the brute who committed tbe
horrible crime upon Mrs". Beatty, and that
lady it is said will visit him iu jail to day,
for the purpose of identifying him. Char
lotte Observer.
The amount of horse stealing which
has been going on throughout this section
of country during the last week' or ten
days, is positively alarming, and com
pels ihe belief that thero is a band of ne
groes regularly organized for the purpose
of committing these thefts, aud that they
aid each other in making their escapes.
Within the last several days there, have
been four stolen horses recovered in this
city, but thus far only one of the thieves
have been caught. " In every instance;
except one, tbey havo managed to trade
the stolen horses off for others which tbey
sell and then depart.
On Monday evening while Mr. A. M.
Stewart was at supper two valuable mules
were stolen from his stable. Tho next
day hewas in the cit) and found them
bitched to a cotton wagon, belonging to
two negroes, named lespectively R. D.
Mobley and Joseph Tilman, and ropre
senting themselves to bo from South
Carolina. 'They were arrested but proved
lhat they had traded for them from a pars
ty the night before, who from the descrip
tion appears to be a well known negro in
Sharon township, who has not been heard
of since.
On Friday night tbe. 8tb, Mr. R. L.
Simpson, of this county had a horse sto- i'
len from a back lot in the city, and- in a 1
few days afterwards found it at the house
of a negio who said that be "picked up'
the horse on the big road, lie was not
About two weeks ago Mr. M. B. Big
ham, of Providence township also lost a
horse which disappeared from his stable.
and Tuesday he found him in possession
of two men from Iredell, who proved that
they had purchased the horst from a ne-
gro a short time after the theft is said to
have been committed.
Tuesday a pany trom Lancaster, iden
tified a valuable horse which bad been ;
stolen a short time before, in the- posses '
sion of a negro by the name ol Jiuv E3- j
wards, who proved that he bad bought j
him from another negro by tbe name of
Jesse Thompson for the sum of $15.
Thompsou was arieatcd aud lodged 'ia'
jail. I
It is well known that there is a large !
number of negroes in the city who have
no visible means of support and who live 1
entirely on what they ran' steal. Last
year they practiced highway robbery and5
sneak thieving, and thlyer they bar
la.krn to l.nrse M. aliug. Theoulv
iat oui cooiu.a..d lor pieveniingibw. is J
j rigid enforcement oi the vagrant law -
Chur. Observer. . t v
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