VOL. IX. THIRD SERIES
SALISBURY. F. C, OCTOBER, 25, 1877.
Fro.r tlie New York Observer.
IBEX-KUS LETTERS FROM ABROAD
One is for
God said ft
A MONASTERY- AND CONVENT.
t, ivk never well to put a monastery
ml-a convent near together.
nnks. the other for nuns.
n-as liot good for a man to be alone, and
be madwoman to be his wife, his lawful
rtmpanion, the solace and help of his life.
But He never made jiuns. for monks,
v n.,.' mfttinat.eries " nor convents are
among the divine institutions. He did
ordain families, but the whole conventual
system of the Church of Rome has been
a war upon the divine economy, an out
rage upon theliuman race, and a hot-lied
oYtbe foulest crimes, of which murder is
not the least. ; ' . "
In the lovely valley and village of In
terlaken, the fairest spot in all Switzer-
land, at - tins foot ol tne jungirau,- me
Mailenf ever clad in robes of snow, is a
Ion;:, rambling, turreted building of stone,
with a'bistory -so romantic and ancient,
that its present peaceful, pious and proper
uses make the story almost iucredible.
This house was once a fnonastery and a
nvi'nt : not both in one precisely : but
v v - - m "
a thin partition only separating-the two.
while an underground passage made them
easily one. And such was the corruption
of morals which was tlie ready consequence
of-Buch association of men and -women
under vows of celibacy, that long before
Luther's Reformation began, this den of
iniquity was broken up, and in our better
dava the building presents a livelier illus
tration of Christian union thau any other
house of which we have ever heard, in
any country in the world. Yesterday I
i r-i : a. a :
WOlSliippeu uou in n wiiii a congregation
of Scotch Presbyterians : while? "from an
other chapel in it came the song of an
English Episcopaliau church service: a
Swiss-French Evangelical church holds
its service also under the same roof, and
the Roman Catholics celebrate mass and
have their regular and daily service in
i,a Twiiwitvil clinnl nf tT.is venerable
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pile. The edifice belongs to the govern
ment, which uses many of the apart
ments for public offices: the wings are
well-arranged hospitals, and the battle-
jnented towers surmount the church,
which is appropriated to such cougrega-
Berne. There a few of them went, and
some" found husbands to console. tberu,
they were compelled to quit
But the monks were not disposed to
give it up so. They introduced into their
order a system of concubinage, with more
shameful proceedings than ever. In 1527,
the monastery of Interlaken this beauti
ful vale was like Sodom for wickedness,
and deserved the doom of the cities of the
plain. The house became the seat of riot
and disorder, and so great was the scan
dal that the government was constrained
to interfere and break . up theestablish
ment. The" monks were driven out, be
ing allowed pensions for life, but they
did not consecrate themselves again, and
the places that knew them onee,' knew
them no.morer.4 5 . r ''" fr,'
The ancients walls, the halls that re
sounded with their ungodly revelry, the
nests of their foul debauchery, are still
here, and the beautiful sunlight shines in
upon them as if nothing butpuiity and
peace could ever have reigned in these
hallowed precincts. A decrepit woman,
feeble with disuse and age, was sitting,
on a bench under the arched portals as I
entered, and out of '"the windows of the
hospitals, patients, old and young, were
looking : the several chapels were desig
nated by the names of the various Church
es that now gather to worship God under
these ancient roofs; happy children with
their nurses were playing under the
mighty trees that have stood for centuries
in the grounds about the monastery, aud
I could uot but lift up my heart, and my
voice too, in a devout "thank God," that
this fair spot, so sweet, so cool, so near to
the snow-white mountains, vet adorned
with meadows green and flowers,- is not
v, as it was once, detiled with the
abominations of a monastery and a con
vent. Either of them is evil, aud "only
evil. United thev make this paradise a
whited sepulchre, full of all unclcanness.
But iustead of preaching a warning
against the whole monastic system, always
corrupt and corrupting, aud against "sis
terhoods,'' always evil, and never expedi
ent in Protestant hospitals or schools, let
me tell you a little story that this mouas-
In a few minutes walk from Interlaken
we come to -tne rums oi tne Castle ot
Unspunnen the ideal residence ofiJyronJs
Manfred, aud the scene of romantic inci
A BRILLIANT WEDDING.
At 5 o'clock on Wednesday evening the
tions as wish to have worship in it m
their own way. , . -'.-' ; V; '
v j I nnfii AtifTirMfnt in farm a hAnfAr m f ham
t ury, wbenthe dissoluteness of the mon
astery of Interlaken. was at its height, the
lord of Unspunnen sought to constrain his
sister to take the veil at the convent
The brother would thus get half of her
fortune, and the convent the rest. But
the noble woman knew too well the re
pute x)f the institution, and scorned to be
come a member of such a sisterhood. Yet
such a pressure was brought tobear upon
her. that she was led to the alter where
she was to take the vow, when, preceiv
ing a remarkably Handsome young man
among the spectators, she remembered
the law of the land Which permitted the
means, of escape that she now embraced.
She turned to him and ottered him her
hand in marriage. He had long looked
on her with yearning heart, and was swift
to accept the offer. , They were married
without delay, and the lovely maiden,
Elizabeth of Scharnachtul, now the happy
bride of Thomas Guntschi, of Mattcn, was
saved from the rascallv "monks. Their
descendants still live iu the Oberland.
ao, lor tue -use i juuy luumm n
Orrlor ot St. Augustine, ana was most un
fittingly dedicated to the Holy v ngin.
For they had not long been resident m
this sunny and charming valley, the very
spot for luxurious and idle life, than these
self-denying monks procured the estab
lishment, within their walled enclosure,
of a nunnery, over which an abbess nom
inally presided, but with the provision
that the provost of tho monastery was
also to be the superintendent of the nun
nery. T At first the number ot nuns was
limited to .fort v. but tlie number was
.gradually increased until it included more
thau three hundred. The nuns were ad
mitted to the Order of St. Augustine, by
-an pjisv modification of the rules, ho tne
monks aud tlie nuns became substantially
ope order, and living within the same en-
, closure, and exempt from all intrusion or
control, thev had things their own way
7 j . -
for a series of centuries. To what ex
tremities of evils such an institution, in
such a series of vears. would crow, it is
more easy to imagine thau to --portray
TTith a modest pen. 1 lie monastery was
by-and-by placed by the Pope of the
period. under the protection of the Em
pire, and afterwards it was given to the
city of Berne, with exemption from
all taxes and endowed with great reve-
uues. The lauds that paid tribute to the
monastery was farmed by the peasantry,
and they resented the hard taxes they
were compelled to pay. This brought on
wars, in which the valleys of theGriudel
wald, Lauterbrunen, and Interlaken, were
.made red with the blood of a people re
sisting unto death the grinding exactious
of these pampered and dissolute monks,
who had the law ami government on their
' side. These auti-rent wars were fearfully
bloody and cruel, and always ended iu
the triumph of the monks and the tempo
rary submission of the peasants.
ast as the income of the monastery
The furnace of atlliction shows, upright
real faith to be such indeed, remainiug
still the same even in tlie tire, the same
that it was, undiminished, as good gold
loses none of its quantity in the fire.
Doubtless many are deceived in time of
ease and prosperity, with imaginary faith
aud fortitude : so that there may t be still
some doubt, while a man is uuderset with
outward helps, -as riches, friends, esteem,
&c, whether he leans upon those or upon
God, who is an invisible support, though
stronger than all that are visible, and is
the peculiar and alone stay of faith in all
conditions. But when all these outward
props are plucked away from a njau, then
it will be manifest whether something
elsefuphoids him or n.,t; for if there be
nothing else, he falls: but if his mind
stands firm and unremoved as before,
was, the prodigality of these rapacious j then it is evident he laid not his weight
and luxurious monks were so great that
they were alwavs living beyond their
revenue, and incurring heavy debts,
They spent the money in riotous living,
Until the scandal f their lives became an
CP i i i i -i.it r a . : '
uueuse io me inuren anu ine Mate, in a
period when morals wero low enough iu
uoth, aim neither was, very fastidious. It
was said that more children were born in
the nunnerv -than in the whole vallev
.around it. Xoue of them, however, lived
; Twice the division wallbad been destroy
ed by fire in consequence of the revels to
which the inmates abandoned themselves.
'Official visitations were made, but so
powerful had the order become, that it
easily defied the authority of a distant
Bishop, Then the,civil government took
hold of it, and reported the terrible state
of things to the Court of Rome, and the
Pope issued a Bull telling tho naughty
niouks to behave themselves better. They
Raid they would but they did not. Aud
at last, in 1484, the Pope took aU the nuns
: away, and made over partjof the revenues
of the convent to a sister institution at
upon these things which hejiad theu about
hiin, but was built upon a foundation,
though not seen, which is able alone to
stay him, although he had not only beeu
frustrated of all other supports, but beater
upon with storms and tempests; as our
Savior says the home fell not, because it
was founded on a rock. Lci(hton.
Pioneer Library; Some objected to
assist in organizing a circulating library
in town,'thiuking it to be impossible to
keep the books together ; but after all
these months of its existence not a book
has been lost they- are either in use by
some member or on the shelves of the li
brary. The citizens of this community
certainly have superior advantages when
they can make a selection from five hun
dred books, and read as many as they
wish, for the small price charged, which
is expended for new books. Lenoir Top
It is right to be contented with what we
have, bnt never with what we are.
10th inst., the Methodist church was filled
to its utmost capacity to witness the mar
riage ceremony of Miss Rebecca, daughter
of Rev. N. II. D. Wilson, D. D., to Mr. J.
T. LeGrand, of Richmond 'county. The
church was beautifully decorated and in
as exquisite taste as a connoisseur could
have suggested or desired. The speaker's
desk from the front of the pulpilt had
been removed, and in its stead was placed
a large white vase four feet or more in
height, from which grew evergreen vines,
drooping with symmetry in curveliuear
lines to its pedestal tapestry ; from the
centre of the vase grew scarlet tinted fol
iage plants, which were in bright contrast
with the verdant foUagelhat surrounded
it. In the rear of this vase and en the
wall of thehnrch was representation of
a large heart, across whose front two
hands had clasped, one a lady's and the
other a gentleman's. On either 6ide of
this and the va9e were decorations the
beauty of which cannot be portrayed in
In front of this vase and pulpit, rising
up from the corners of the altar was a
beautiful arch of cedar, bestuded with
magnolias and other flowers ; the arms of
the arch meeting over the centre of the
altar and extending together toward about
five feet. On the top of this was a-white
dove, apparently descending with out
stretched pinions as if to light on some
one beneath. Just beneath this dove at
the jointure of the arches of the wreath,
was pendant over the centre of the altar
a beautiful marriage bell decorated with
white lilies aud magnolias.
Hanging from the center of the church
was a large cuandelier veiled in crystal
moss, which glistened in the light like
dew-drops scintillating in the morning
sunbeams. There were other decorations
pleasing to the eye, suitable to the occa
sion and gratifying to the taste.
The ceremony was to take place at six
o'clock. The partv came in at half past
six, in the following order : i irst walk
ing down the left isle, while Miss Helen
Jones poured forth from the organ the
music of Meudlesohn's wedding march,
came MissrNorah Thompson of Wilming
ton and Mr. E. R. Simons of Richmond
county, next down the right hand isle
came Miss Sue Dick of Greensboro and
Mr. B. F. Little'of Richmond county, Miss
Ellen Ilendren of Louisburgand Mr. T.
A. Hprne of Richmond connty, Miss Nellie
Hill of Greensboro and Mr. J. F. Stan
back of Richmond county, Miss Sallie
Tyler of Martiu county and Mr. W. R.
Odell of Concord, X. C, Miss Bettie
Staples of Greensboro and Mr. J. F. Ross
of Salisbnry, Miss Katie Gregory of
Greensboro and Mr. Hampton LeGrand
of Richmond county, Miss Annie Dewey
of Goldsboro, X. C, and Mr. W. A. Gor
rell of Greensboro, Miss Annie Scales of
Richmond county and Mr. R. G- Glenn of
Greensboro, Miss Dora Jones of Greens
boro and Mr. Alex. Malloy of Robeson
county, Miss Annie Borden of Goldsboro
and Mr. John A. Barringer of Greensboro,
Miss Mamie Leak of Richmond county and
Dr. Robah F. Gray of Winston, Miss Ella
Barringer of Greensboro and Mr. F. C.
McNeil of-Robeson county, Miss Virginia
Wilson of Greensboro and Mr. A. H. Stokes
of Durham, N. C.
The writer would be delighted if he
were sufficiently informed to describe, the
elaborate toilet of each of these young
ladies, but for fear that he may iufringe
upon the rules of Madame Demorest's
fashions, and be laughed at for his mis
takes by the fair, he will be content to
refer'the reader to the said Madame's re
pository of fashion.
There are, however, two things which
he can mention without fear of criticism,
or contradiction, viz : the young ladies
were dressed in pure white wreaths of
flowers blue and crimson around the skirt,
the flowers, alternating with each other
first crimson then blue. All of the atten
dants forming a semicircle around the al
tar. Miss Virginia Wilson and Miss Ella
Barringer standiug on the left of the bride
and their escort ou the right of the bride
groom were adorned in addition to the
polnied wreaths with frosted silvered
m m l
leaves ; these four standing a pace in tront
of the other attendants on either side.
The bride who was dressed in pure white
silk, with wreaths of orange blossoms
around her skirt and on her veil and a
coronet of orange buds on her brow, came
in leaning upon the arm of the groom.
The ceremony of the wedding was then
performed by the Rev. J. A. Cunninggim
assisted by the paster, Rev. S. D. Adams,
and the blessing upon the happy pair was
pronounced byr the Rev. T. M. Jones, D.
D. The bride and groom then retired
down the left hand isle of the church,
having approached the altar on the right
baud, the attendants passing each other
front of the altar and leaving the church
I by the opposite isles in which they came,
while the organ pealed forth the harmon
ies of the nuptiafmarch. All the party
then returned to the home of the bride,
where a reception was given which was
grand, at which congratulations were ex
tended, a feast of good things enjoyed and
topics too numerous to mention discussed.
As weipproached the residence at the
farther end of the hall, arching the door
way was seen the word "Welcome" in
large letters from either end of whicli
along the full length of the hall extended
evergreen wreaths looped in semicircles
along the walls.
teiveu nas ncuiy emoeiusueu wiui ine iNAiiYJ PiuitiH UAKULI.MASS I2i If a man makes a bargain and it turns
tt ttSS . 0THKB 8TATE8- rta t tovrti.it
standing directly beneath a marriage bell, "II.", who is understood to be J. B. is his duty to hush grumbling and make
which was made of plants of evergreen Hnssey, Esq., late of Stateaville, writes the best of it; and if he has any manhood
leaves l and fringed around its edge with a an interesting letter from Washington, about him, he will do it. The Radicals
SffiTSSM1 -Oerdateof the , 14ft. to ,h. Mrigk forced H.p,,, coantrj .the
white roses aud liliei. .The mirrors and Observer, and m the course of his letter country didn t want him, and if he don t
pictures were hung in graceful festoons of gives these facts : abuse and persecute the South, as they
mosses with various colors of crystal. North Carolina delegation compares expected him to do, why they are to blame,
These mosses were braidedwith rossea tof well with any here. There are several and they oughtto shut their mouths and
tuiiru i.uc iikc p-iu im ujc locus ui a nere trora iNortii Carolina representing
maiden's hair. The other rooms of the other States. McKenzie, of Kentucky,
lower floor were decorated in equally as moved from Iredell connty; Turner a
good taste, and were thrown open for the venerable and distinguished lawyer of
reception an comfort of jthe guests. Kentucky, moved from Rowan county.
The table, made in the fhape of a double ( He says he wants to see Zeb. Vance worse
cross, and bunlened with the sweetest and than any man living.) Jones, of Ken -
best the market nfrbrdedthe finest mlrea tnol-ir ia f n TnflA.'
and choicest fruits, the richest confections Cause, of Arkansas-, is from Columbus 1Ie was called to attend cases of diplithe
auu onrcuucitis sceiueu wo uenuuiui jor connty ; Cannon, of Illinois, is from Gun- ' learn mat ine ueatus are nura
even a Hungry man to touch. -. ford county ; Nilson. of lowa.frora Cleve
I grin and
bear it in silence. Southern
Greensboro State: Dr. Hall went to
Company Shops, on Saturday night, and
remained there until Monday morning.
THE CLERGY-CLASSIFIED J
The Eocl, a Churchf England paper,
has the following eutertaining article on
the names of the clergymen of that Church :
The process of extracting sunbeams
from cucumbers was, we believe, attempt
ed at Laputa, though with indifferent
success ; but the at leaSfr difficult feat of
making a "comedy" out of the Clergh Lint,
has been triumphantlyjperforraedat Ship-ton-ou-Stour.
Here under the. assuming
title of The Clergy List Revised and Cassi
frd, a young lady, has produced the most
entertaining brochure we have met with
for many a day. To ShakespeareV ques
tion, "What's in a name tn she replies by
showing us that a very great tleal may be
T i. 1 . I
The presents weroluerbvaBbmei landountrr aIdcTenn is V ilyi, &mSSL IH Banheu
.il onnmn.A f T.i.ii' A r.' ... .. I vuk uu uicsscu utuc uiue Kiihw
iiuui iirueu cuum v. ins lamer nveu in -n i -i i e . .
uuvo. M. VIIIIU1CI1 IU UUC JUU1I1V Ull
In short this happy pair seem to have Statesville many years, and removed from
nau an mat triendslnp could desire or an- that place to Tennessee. Forney, of An
The bride and groom left on the 10
o'clock train for an extended tonr north.
They have the best wishes of their friends,
for their happiness and prosperity through
life. Greensboro Patriot.
THE UNITED STATES SENATE.
The following roll of the Senate, show
ing at a glance the political classification
of that body, will be of interest at this
time, in view of the organization of the
new Congress :
John T Morgan, Alabama.
A II Garland, Arkausas.
Charles V Jones, Florida.
J E McDonald, Indiana.
L Q C Lamar, Mississippi.
Francis Kernan, New York.
Allen G Thnrman, Ohio.
L C Grover, Oregon.
V A Wallace, Pennsylvania.
W YV Eaton, Connecticut.
Thos F Bayard, Delaware.
Eli Saulsbury, Delaware.
John II Gordon, Georgia.
B H Hill, Georgia.
Thos McCreary, Kentucky.
James B Beck, Kentucky.
G D Dennis, Maryland.
W I Whyte, Maryland.
H D Armstrong, Missouri.
F M Cockrell, Missouri.
Theo F Randolph, New Jersey.
J R McPherson, New Jersey.
A S Merrimon, North Carolina.
M W Ramsom, North Carolina.
J E Bailey, Tennessee.
J G Harris, Tennessee.
Samuel Maxey, Texas.
Richard Coke, Texas.
John W. Johnston, Virginia.
It L V ithers, Virginia.
II G Davis, West Virginia.
Frank Hereford, West Virginia.
Geo E Spencer, Alabama.
S W Dorsey, Arkansas.
S B Conover, Florida.
O P Morton, Indiana.
B K Bruce, Mississippi.
R Conklin, New York.
Stanlev Mathews, Ohio.
J H Mitchell, Oregon.
Donald Camerou, Pennsylvania.
J B Chaffee, Colorado.
H M Teller, Colorado.
W B Allison, Iowa.
S K Kirkwood, Iowa.
John J Iugalls, Kansas.
P B Plumb, Kansas.
Hannibal Hamlin Maine.
Jas G Blaine, Maine.
II L Dawes, Massachusetts.
G F Hoar, Massachusetts.
S J R McMillan, Minnesota.
Wni Windom, Minnesota.
A S Paddock, Nebraska.
Allen Sounders, Nebraska.
Jno P Jones, Nevada.
Wm Sharon, Nevada.
B Wepleigh", New Hampshire.
E H Rawlins, New Hampshire.
II Anthonv, Rhode Island.
E A Burnside, Rhode Island.
Geo F Edmonds, Vermont.
J S Morrill, Vermont.
T O Howe, VYiiieonsin.
A Cameron, Winconsin.
A A Sargent, California.
R J Ogleby, Illinois.
J J Patterson, South Caroliua. j
T W Ferry, Michigan.
Democrats 33 ; Radicals 37.
Newton Booth, California.
David Dai-, Illinois.
J P Christiancy, Michigan. r
J B Eustis, Louisiana, Democrat.
W P Kellogg, Louisiana, Republican.
W T Spofford, Louisiana, Democrat.
James Lewis, Louisiana, Republican.
M C Butler, South Carolina, Republican.
Should two Democrats from Louisiana
and one from South Carolina be admitted
to seats the Senate will stand thirty-six
Democrats to thirty-seven Republicans
and three Independents, the latter adding
a balance of four. If Messrs. Booth and
Ihristiancy are ranked as Republicans, as
thev are. and Jndjre Davis as a Democrat
the Senate will stand Republican, 39,
Democrats 37. Senator Morton being too
ill to attend, it virtually stands 33 to 37.
bama, is of a Lincoln county family; he is
a cousin of Judge Shipp, of Charlotte,
and the Hopes, of Lincoln county. Mr.
Sparks, of Illinois, married a daughter of
Moses Parker, a native of Iredell county,
and who once carried on the blacksmith
trade in Statesville. Mr. Parker died a
vear or so atro. He often snoke feelincrlv
of his old home in North Caro na. and un excel)Tlons vm sustain the President.
to his death cherishes the hope of visiting Every day shows that his policy of con-
have died. So far, we are told that not a
child has recovered. The most heart
rending feature of it seems to be that the
children iu the place are terror-stricken,
and consider themselves doomed to death.
The leading Republicans, with a few
the scenes of his earlv manhood. North
subjected to her clever"' manipulations.
Thus she analyzes their "Colors," and
finds there are 70 White' to 4 Black, and
Blacker; only 4 Blush (not a tithe of
what we should have expected), though 3
are Pink and 2 Scarlet; G4 are Green and
76 areBroWn. There are 2 Ushers and 19
Birches to 11 miserable Boys ; 2 Flints
and 8 Steels. Under Anatomy ; we find 4
Bodies, though with only 3 Heads ; thero
is, however, I aditional Pate; 11 Temples.
Carolina is a good State to move from.
cihation and reform is growing in popu- have only 2 Hairs and 1 Lovelock ; there si
lar favor. Gov. Rice, of Massachusetts. 1 Bonifacr, but with oulv 4 Teeth (N. B..
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RICH, RARE AND RACY.
The following letter to a New York firm
is full of fun and explains itself:
High Point, N. C, Sept. 22, 77.
Messrs. John Smith & Co:
Gents: Replying to yours of the 18th
inst., I have to say, that for the prospect
of haviug claims placed in' my hand to
collect, iu this vicinity, and nothing more,
I do not feel willing to report the "stand
ing" of the party mentioned, or of anyone
else. I do not wish to be misunderstood
as saying that I do not want paying busi
ness, but I do know that a lawyer would
starve as quick on commissions and fees
on collections, as he would on corn cob
soup in January.
I have had some experience in collect
ing, since the war, or rather, iu trying to
collect. I have offered to comp. claims
by taking old clothes, frozen cabbage, cir
cus tickets, patent medicine, whet stones,
powder horns, old flour barrels, gourds,
coou skins, jay birds, owls, or almost any
thing, and yet I have a number of -those
old claims on hand unsettled. If I were
to depend on collecting claims for my liv
ing, my bean broth would get so thin that
it would rattle in me like pot liquor in a
I don't like to shoot at loug taw, but if
you are iucliued to pay anything certain,
for the desired reports, I'm your man :
say ten dollars cash, then I'm iu, or if
money is scarce, I would take shoes, large
Nes., say 10s, lis, aud 12s, to the amount
ot ten dollars at wholesale prices.
It's hard times here the niggers and
the Democrats have pulled aud worried
each other till this country smells like
cheese. How iu the world would you col
lect money out of a people who plow lit
tle speckled bulls on hill- sides? If you
wero to see a nigger plowing his garden
with a sow. you would uot wonder why I
don't want claims to collect in this vicin
ity, l our siucere friend,
J. R. Bulla.
has been represented as uot in harmony
with the President's civil service reform.
He has written a letter in which he says :
"1 believe I am warmly in favor of
President Hayes' reform policy as he is
himself. There is difference of opinion
among republicans respecting the merits
of specific measures, but there is substan
tial unanimity respecting his main object
and purpose, and these have my cordial
approval, and always have had."
Some Rattlesnake. Mr. W. 11. it.
Hartley informs us that on Tuesday last,
wuue working in nis cornneiu, ins dog in
a most frightened manner, suddenly jump
ed up, and retreated backwards, and, Mr.
H. says, "with his hair turned back the
wrong way." On investigation, Mr. II .
discovered that his dog had encountered
an enormous rattlesnake. The suake was
killed by Mr. IL, and measured five feet
iu length and nine inches round, with
eighteen rattles, each rattle one inch
broad. Lenoir Topic.
Rev. Dr. Baird Acquitted.
Richmond, October 17. Rev. E. T.
Baird was put upon trial to-day. After
the examination of three principal wit
nesses, Judge Guigon stated that he saw
no necessity for further proceedings, and
this opinion was coincided by the prose
cuting attorney. The- jury thereupon,
without leaving their seats, rendered a
verdict of not guilty, nnd then the accus
ed was immediately discharged.
Statesville American : Mr. Frank Cald
well brought to our office two large red
apples which grew upon a thorn-bush,
which produced a large yield of the fruit
this season. A few yeafs ago, scions from
an apple-tree were grafted upon a thorn-
bush, which now bears large apples frf fine
flavor. It is said an excellent plan to pro
pagate pears is to graft scions on thorn
bushes, cervis and cherry-trees, which are
more hardy than pear-trees and more cer
tain to bear fruit.
Mr. Tooth, of Hatcham, is one of these);
3 Boues to 4 Backs ; 1 Heel to 5 Feet, 5
Hands and 3 Legs. Only a solitary cler
ic has any Blood in his veins.
All must admit that the "Parties in tli
Church" are veryr unfairly represented by"
their names, for we lind only one Broad,,
two Low, and four Dry. Of High there is
uot a trace!. But we get an inkling of
what is going on w'.ien we learn that there
are already no fewer than 14 Abbots, 7
Priors, 4 Monks aud 8 Nuns. Their dress
es and decorations are also calculated to
excite uneasiness, for Hoods and Capes
abound, while there are also 9 Garlands,
2 Bauucrs, 3 Images, 12 Crosses, 1 Cru
cifix, and 1 Crorier (among 12 Bishops).
In the musical department we have Sing
ers and Fiddlers iu abundance. Although
it is unlawful for the clergy to embark in
"Trade," we find a prodigious number of
Bakers, Butchers, Barbers, Tailors (no
fewer than 107 of these, but not one too
many considering the amounfof tailoring
now required), Sec, &c. In the column
devoted to "Useful Clergy," we find Pitch
ers, Pots, Canns, &c, &c. The Kings, of
whom there are 33, outnumler the Knights
by nearly 2 to 1. -
The "Qualities of the Clergy" open a
very wide field. Here we find both Old and
Young ; some are Bright, others Moody,
5 are Blind and 2 Cross, G are in Bliss and
6 in Pain, 11 have not ceased to Hope, bafc
there are 4 Crokers, of whom our fair au
thoress takes no account. There are also.
3 Guvs aud i Bode. 1 Wildman. and 1
Wiseman. Tbe "Clerical Aviary" is very
well furnished, for there are 2 Crows, 9
Ravens, 1 Daw, 5 Rooks, 1 Jay, 1 Night-
An Exciting Encounter with a Bear and a
A NEW ENGLANDER WHO LOVED
Turner's Falls Reportcr.J
The time was when a man worked in a
New England cotton mill at fair wages,
and his soul burned withiu him at the
thought of slavery at the South. That
man saw the slaves made free, and the
walls of cotton mills were soon reared yn
the cotton States. Now the man whose
heart bled for the poor African slave is a
tramp. He called upon us me omer uay,
and said : "Those blank niggers have
iniUs down South, and blank 'em, they
have taken the bread from our table !"
Moral : "It is the child that cries loudest
for the green apple that suffers the most
Parties who arrived here on the steam
er I). Murchison, yesterday morning, bring
news of quite ap exciting adventure with
a bear, which took place in the vicinity of
Alligator Swamp, about thirty-six miles
below Fayetteville, on Saturday last. It
seems that the farmers in that neighbor
hood had been missing a great deal of corn
for some time past, and during the late
rainv season the tracks of bears were fre
quently seen, which indicated that they
were the thieves. Some of the neighbors
organized a hunting expedition on the day
mentioned, with the view, if possible, of
exterminating the nuisance. They salli
ed forth and soon got upon the trail of
three of the troublesome "varmints," one
of which was finally discovered and
brought to the ground by a discharge
from the weapon of one of the party. Mr.
Julius Faircloth, the lucky marksman,
proceeded to the spot where the bear had
fallen, and was bending over the animal,
knife iu hand, in the act of plunging it
into his throat, thus "making assurance
doubly sure," when Bruin suddenly raised
himself upon his haunches and seized Mr.
Faircloth by the arm, throwing him upon
the ground, where he held him securely,
aud had bitten him Severely iu the head,
when the dogs opportunely came to the
rescue,and Mr. Faircloth was relieved
from the deadly' embrace of the monster
aud made his escape. Bruin subsequent
ly received a finishing touch at the hands
of Mr. Faircloth, and his carcass, upon be
ing weighed, was found to turn the scales
at two hundred and forty-six pounds.
Mr. F.'s friends were not at hand during
the fearful struggle, nor "in at the death,'
but had occasion shortly, afterwards to
congratulate their companion in the chase
on his narrow eseape and ultimate victo
ry over the thievish lind revengeful beast.
Morristown-ZferaM : A young disciple
of Blackstone or lapstone thus express
This conclusion, then, 1 draw :
That no exercise of jaw
Twisting India rubber law,
Is as good
Astlie exercise of paw
Upon the handle of-a saw
There are many people who pride them
selves upon their morality and high sense
of honor, who scout with horror, the idea
that they could condescend to tell a lie,
or commit a dishonorable action, but who
are yet constantly skirmishing all along
the line of upright dealings, without com
ing fairly and squarely up to it.
A. C. Hege, of Lexington, writes to the
Salem Press that 3 grains of Egyptian
wheat, which were picked up by hisjittle
"son from the floor of one of the buildings
at the Centennial Exposition, produced
95 heads and 4,042 grains. He expects to
sow next month for another crop.
State. Senator Maxwell, of South Caro
lina, has been committed to jail on an. -in
dictment cliarging him with the embez
zling money collected from colored people
for the purpose of buying supplies for a
number of them who designed to emigrate.
ingalc, 1 Gull, 1 Buuting, 1 Robin (to 3
Wrens), 5 Sparrows, G Finches, 28 Martins,
1 Swallow, 2 Doves, 3 Eagles, 3 Falcons,
1 Hawke, t Stork, and 2 Parrotts.
There are many other birds in the cler
ical poultry-yard or game larder, but
these find a more appropriate place with
"The Clegy at Table,!! for whom-a most
liberal provision is made. Under this
head we begin, of course, with .the fish
we have 5 Salmon, 3Haddocks, 2 Herrings,-
2 Smelts, 4 Cods, 5 Whiting, 1 Grayling,
1 Pike, 3 Roach, and 2-Crabbcs. For
pieces de resistance we have 18 Bullocks, 7
Kids, 2 Veales, (with 8 Bacon, 3 Tongues,
and 2 Badhams), 8 Lambs, 14 Harts, 1
Stagg, 3 Bucks, 1 Doe, 9 Rocs, 7 Hinds, 2
Fawns, and 1 Eland. For Game and
Poultry we have 7 Hares, 2 Rabbits,!
Cock, 1 Henn, 1 Duck, 20TDrakcs, 1 Gan
der, 3 Goslings, G Swans, 4 Peacocks, 4
Partridges, 7 Woodcocks, I Coote,J Teal,
2 Cranes, aud 1 Heron. The supply Isf
vegetables is very scanty", being limited
to 2 Beans and 1 Onion. The clergy aro
not generally fond of made dishes, and
accordingly we find only 2 Carries. The
siipply of sweetsjs more liberal, and inT
eludes 4 Pyes, 11 Rice (puddings we preT
sume), 2 Jellies, 3 Moulds, and 1 Caker
bread. For condiments we have 2 Pickles,
7 Salt, 1 Mustard, and 1 Pepper. For des
sert there are,pfovided 3 Peaches, 3 Pears,
1 Orange, 1 Sweet-apple, aridr 8 Nutts.
Nor is the cellar department to be despis
ed, for there arc 3 Biuns, iiu which are
stored a dozen and .a half of Perry, '
same quantity of Hollands, 1 of Gin'
of Port and one of New-port.
On the whole, we trust the "AblKtts"
and "Priors" ami "Monks" who have set
tled in our Church will have noxause to
Modification of a Revenue Order. The
commissioner's order, which required the
pavment of the tax on all brandy within complain of the want of good cheer.
ten days airer tne nionui uuring wnicu it
was distilled, and at the time of gauging,
has been so far modified as to allow sixty
days to pass before the payment of such
tax will be required or assessment made.
The parlor where the guests were re r from colic."
The great Minnesota farmer, Mr.
Dalrymple, cultivates 9,000 acres of wheat,
and his profits this year are $50,000.
Strikers. New York, Oct. 15. The
sirike of the cigar makers is spreading
and to-day, 800 employed by Kerbs Sc
Speiss, demanded an increse of wages and
ou being refused struck in a body. Thero
are now over 4,000 persons on the strike.
It is-obvious that the available lands
near the railroads in the extreme West
will soon be absorbed, and that emigrants
in search of cheap farms near markets
The Atchison (Kansas) Patriot thinks
that Mr. Hayes has cast his fortunes with
the Democracy, and he is now, "and must
be henceforth, a le!n7crat.
Ohio endorsed President Hayes' policy
unqualifiedly ; Maine laid the resolutions
endorsing the President on the table.
rT I . . . in ltslt -CfnfAQ onnnl.'. fVi..'
themselves, and leaves thopublic to draw
the inference. AV T. Commercial Adver
Daniel Websteu is credited with: hav
ing said : "If I had as many sons as old
Priam I would have them all learu a,
will soon bo turning their attention to ! trade, so they would have something to fall
Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee and other j back on in case they failed in specula
adjacent Southern States. X. T. Graphic. 1 tions."