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VOL IXr-THIRD SERIES
SALISBURY. :-HV' C.y TEBR UAEY -28 .1878;;
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Mt. Vekxox, X. C, Feb. 18, 1878.
Dkau AVatch man This winter is
very tuild and pjcn notably so iu com
parison with the last yet -we :need not
forget,, aaiid the fancied security of ukind
of atmospherical armistice, tliat mauy a
similar season has passed over our, heads,
we must not think that old Hieinus, in
jthese teiupoiiziug latterdays, has got to
credit-mohilieriziug and shunning the la
bors and responsibilities of discharging
his honest debts. He knows how to make
wars of wind and frost and sleet and snow;
and also how to sound a truce aud give
us rest from his rigors, whenever it pleas
eth him. -. ; T "
There are other things besides the
weather of which people are prone to be
Books of travel and adventure in for
eign lands are sought after with zeal and
devoured with avidity by young eople
who never read, with attention the won
derful voyage of Noah's Ark, the unpar
alelled and mysterious forty years cir
"cuitous journey ings of the Israelites, or
the extensive, daring and successful mis
sionary tours of the apostle I'aul.
The charsicter of all their friends and
jjeiglibors is fully investigated, analyzed
and discussed every 'day by persons who
Juive never bestowed one thought upon
the capabilities and peculiarities of their
own individuality, ami to whojn the Gre-
cian motto "Know Thyself" is is some
thing they had not even seen, read or
heard of. x
i Men cheat and over-reach one another
in trade" to-dav. apparently oblivious of
the fact that their bad actions are noticed
und their reputationtluly black-balled by
spectators and the injured partieis tliem
selvcs, that in the course of time most of
people will be so afraid to deal with them,
they will have to seek some other locality
where they are not so well known, to
carry on their infernal work of licensed
deception and lawful robbery.
Others bind themselves down to labor,
business and study, uuder the most in
tense bodily and mental abdication, for
weeks and months together, forgetful that
it -must all end iit a premature decliue jof
the faculties and in the sure recompense
of disease and death. Thousands of dy
ing consumptives now look back with un
availing regret to their long breach of
"nature's laws to their utter banishment
of true exercise, recreation and rest from
their daily lite.
The ardent youth, in the pursuit of
knowledge, bends over the pine faggot at
night and strains and ruiiw his eye-sight,
to wear spectacles before lie is forty.
Hypochondriacs get-into the habitual
use of pills, tonics arid patent medicines
for the regulation of the digestive appa
ratus, . forgetful that these things will
altera while undermine the constitution
and establish chronic comjnainfs, when,
if they Would only get-uut to work and
eat -coru-bi ead,"t he-whole system "would
he toned and regulated according to dame
Matures cure-all and infallible agency.
Some folks starve themselves, when
4hey do not feel well, as if they didirt
iriiQAV ""disease will ascertainly be engen
dered by too little food as by too much."
Terrible tirades these temperance lec
turers deliver against drtuikards when
"gluttony kills more than drunkenness
in all civilized' societies."
The over-worked laborer glories in "not
being a lazy man" yet he and the slug
gard will both go down to the grave pre
maturelyone by wear and tear, the
other by rust and rot. -
John Jones won't eat meat cracked
wheat, Graham bread and milk is the diet
for him he don't live a bit longer than
the average, hog aud lmiuiny fellow
scarcely so long. He's forgot how the
antediluvians used to eat meat and live a
.Seraphina Slick oils her beautiful hair
everyinorning with "bars grease" -and
pomatums, not knowing these nostrums
will make her lose this "glory of woman
Jro.id" before she is in her prime.
Hill G-uzzle pours down liis throat, along
witlfhis' liquor, houses and lands, and
bread and clothes for his wife and little
oues. - -
-Timothy Thoughtless buys lottery tick
ets the most forgetful, unreasoning fool
of them nil.
Dear, unconscious mortals ! Happy
suicides! Content with poverty, --disgrace,
ill-health! How unselfish atid self-sacri-'
fifing! How ignorant, and vet how. wise !
. " Y:. P. II.
The Wisimm of Mosks. Alter hav
ing, in his farewell address, contained in
Deuteronomy, warned his people against
all forms of idolatry, and again impressed
on them the -duty of moral life, lie closes
his paternal admonitions with the words
of our text: "The secret things belong
to the Lord our God,'J which transcribed
fu modern words, meau. We do ' not
know how the future life is constituted.
- The Mosaic books contain three words
whicli forever reconcile it with every pos
sible progress of science and civilization.
They are, "fit the bcjinninj God created
heaven and earth" in the beginning.
Whet and how this beginning was neith
er science xror theology will ever be able
to answer, it is one of tho tpiestious
which will bum like the thornbnsh that
is never consumed.
. And tlic second word is thjo answer to
the: question, What is God ?" "I am what
lam!" Let modern science, with its
theory of evolution aud struggle for exis
tence advance as far as its praiseworthy
researches may allow, it will be ordered
tolstaml still for a final cause whicli un
derlies the whole development,- and no
better name can be given to hat final
cause than "I am what I am," w hich again
translated into onr modern mode of ex
pression means : "The finite man can
ncvergrasp and understand the. infinite !"
Her. Ih. LiUenthal, of Cine innati.y
A people never fairly begins to prosper
till necessity is trending on its heels.
The growing 'want of room' is one of the
sources of civilization. Population is
power, but it must lie a population that,
-&""&-is inaoe iaiiy apprehensive of
the morrow. -
'GOD IKyTFTP '
I was young then j the summer had
been a very hard and busy one oil the farm,
and I had done all the housework myself,
and When autumn came my very, hands
u preached, pleading for respite and rest
in the glorious, golden October. .
This time I heeded the call, engaged, a
good girl to come and keep house a months
fixed upa nice j travelling-suit of gray
stuff, and was soon ready to go visiting.
I hated to leave the three little children
aged twelve, eight and four but Katie
said sbo would care for, them tenderly ;
and I knew she would, because I had
promised to give her, 'besides her wages,
the beautiful ear-drops of mine that she
so much admired.
I was going' to risit in onljfolF sisier, j
whose face I had not seen for eight years.
She lived away in the far West, fifty mile?
beyond the sound of the nearest locomo
tive. - -
Katie and the three little ones went
with me down to the depot, just across
the lot. I kissed and bade them all good
by ; but, oh ! my eyes lingered so long and
so lovingly upon the baby J- Her heavy
cuils of pale, shiny gold lay all over her
plump neck and beautiful shoulders just
the ideal baby that poets sing of and art
ists try to paint. She put her chubby lit
tle hands to my cheeks caressingly, and
said, with the wise air of a ser "I hope
nothing will happen to you ; but I am a
little ffrociom there "Will," meaning sus
picious. I laughed at her blunder, slightly and
corrected it, telling her to remember and
let big w$rd8 alone, that one's language
was always best aud clearest when it was
the simpiest aud plainest.
She rubbed her little fat fists over each
other, and winked her eyes tightly until
the lasliti swept her cheeks ; then catch
ing a long breath, she said "I will be
good while you are gone, and you mustn't
forget me a poor babyy 'without a mother,
'way off at Iiome."
L whispered "Don't forget to pray for
mannna every time, will you?"
"I'll not forget," she replied, and she
looked down at the little dimpled balls of
"What will you say ?" said I. "It will
be a comfort to me to know when I am
She opened her blue eyes full hi my
face ; then bending over and touching her
forehead to miue, her hands on my cheeks,
she softly whispered "Why I'll say,
' G od , k eep m am m a .' "
It w as a Wearisome journey. I arrived
at the house at midnight, and my sister
met nie at the door, but so changed that I
would not let her touch me, and I turned
again aud again to the door to. leave her,
saying "You are no sister of mine ; I nev
er saw you before. Oh ! this is all decep
tion all pretence; my sister is a girl, not
a faded, broken woman with the hoarse
voice that you have. - I came to find my
sister ; I want my own sister."
The meeting was very sad. She would
reach out her arms with pleading, and I
would cry aud turn away from-them like
a broken-hearted, bereft little child want
ing its dead mother.
I had anticipated a great deal of pleas
ure, and it was several days before I
could become reconciled, and feel that
the strange, woman was really my. sister.
lint we had a good visit ; we lived over
our childhood aud ourlonely girlhood ;
we laughed together and cried" together ;
and the weeks flew by, and the time came
for the rumbling old coach to -take me
from her door homeward.
' My first poiut was one of the largest
cites in the State, where I was to stop and
take a boat and go up the Mississippi riv
er sixty miles.
Two fine-looking gentlemen, who seem
ed "to do the talking for an honest-appear-
ins hack driver, said the boat would not
arrive for several hours, and thatthe dri
ver would take me to a quiet hotel, and
from thence dowurto the landiug at the
proper time. The hotel was very pretty;
it stood back off the street, and the front
of it was all draped with the gorgeous,
leafy bough's of the beautiful trees that
embowered it in that golden October time-
I was exceedingly pleased with the ap
pearance of the place. Two ladies, who
were likewise traveling alone, stopped at
the same hotel.
I told the porter to let my trunk stand
in the wide hall with the others, that for
the few hours I would stay I would not
need a private room.
There was a great many ladies in the
parlors, but none of thera were preposses
iug ; they were giggling, aud fixing thei
curls aud ribbons, and staring from the
windows, aud making silly remarks ; and
I did wish for qnietand repose, and wo
rsen who were sensible and womanly.
There is nothing, so heartily disgusting as
The Odd-fellows had some kind of a
meeting that day, and were parading the
streets. Everybody looked at them from
doors and windows, and we all stood out
on the balcony and Watched them pass and
repass. A few hours after that I was sit
ting at a table reading, when a boy con
nected with the establishment came into
the parlor, and gave me a key, saying
"Your room is Xo. 2J, you will find your
trunk in itJ'
Jaid I did not order a private roomt
and had no need of one, because I was
not intending to stay all night. Thejboy
rubbed his hands and looked embarrassed,
but he was only obeying orders, and I said
no more to him. I thought he .might be
mistaken, and taking the keyf went to
room No. 29, and foand myf trrtnk there,
and the room as cosy as thQ little nest of
a humming-bird, -I'-Z---'
Thinking, perhaps, I had been misun
derstood, I put the key in my pocket,
went back to the parlor, looked at my
watch, and sighed over the slowly pass-.
ing hoars. While sitting at the table
reading," two or three strange men came
in, and soda entered into cahversation of
a livelyiand familiar Character "with the
ladies, especially the two who came up to
the hotel in the morning when 1 did.
,It, was not long until an" elderly gentle
man came into thejroora, and sat.down at
the same table opposite nie, bowing slight
ly. Something in his eye compelled nie
to return the bow. His hair was quite
gray, his forehead bold and massive, he
was well dressed, and wore a sash, or re
galia, or something about, or across his
breast, that showed him to be an officer
in the organization of Odd-Fellows. I
remembered seeing him among them that
day. I thought him intrusive coming in
to that room, and I did think- it- strange
that a man of his appearance would sit
down without a word of apology, or au
introduction, and commence a conversa
tion with" a. stranger. But ' there, was
something in' bisK clear, cool, .gray eyes
like steel they held one liko the grip of
strong hands on one's shoulders they
were earnest, honest eyes not to be feared
or be feared or shrunk from. He looked me
right in my face, and said "I believe
you were among the many who witnessed
the Odd-Fellows on parade to-day t"
"Are you friendly to the organization?"
"I know nothing of them but what is
good ; their deeds and good works in my
own State are praiseworthy. I know of
bereft families made comfortable and hap
py through their assistance, orphans edu
cated, poor widows cared for, and many
noble and generous things that the Odd-
Fellows have cheerfully and kindly doue,"
"I am glad to hear that," was the old
man's reply, and his steely eyes grew soft
We must have talked half an hour on
this subject and others that grew out of
it; I was hardly conscious that I was con
versing so freely until he drew out his
watch, looking at the time, and said "I
have sat here talking with you, an entire
stranger, more than half an hour. You
will excuse me if I tell you that I feel au
interest in your welfare, that I think I
can do you a kindness ; and on the honor
of a gentleman, I ask you to answer the
few questions I desire to ask you. I shall
do it for your owu good." I did not know
how to stand the strange m.v.i's words ;
I felt as though I was being led to the
scaffold, but I gasped out "I will answer
honestly any questions you may ask. I
believe you are a gentleman."
"The interrogatories were "Is Ohio
really your native State ? Have vou a
home and friends? Are you a married
woman ? Why did you stop at this
1 answered his questions franklv, but
I kept ou wondering "What will the
end be ?" At the last question I caught
my breath hjsterically, and rising to my
feet, felt as though it would give me great
relief to indulge in a good, noisy cry.
"Sit down," said he kindly, but sternly
enough to make me obey him. "You
think me impertinent, child, but 1 am hon
est, and so are you. I like your appear
ance, and I think j'ou stand in need of a
frieud, though you may not know it, now.
The kiud words you spoke in favor of
Oild-Fellowship almost make it obliga
tory upon me to assist 3011. Are any of
these women associates or friends of
"Xo; I never saw any of their faces un
"Do you know anything of them ?n said
-"Nothing. I came to this house because
it was recommemded as a quiet one, and
because the boat did not connect with the
train I came in on."
"The boat did connect !' said he ex
citedly, "and there have been boats pass
ing since that one. It is just as I sus
pected, that you had been imposed upon."
I rose to my feet again, ready to go, I
knew not where and ready to cry out,
woman -fash ion, when tho steely eyes
holding mine, and the stern voice said
"Sit down, child V
"I am glad that I listened to the voice
that bade me come and talk to you," said
he, speaking low enough that tho chatter
ing ones around ns could not distinctly
hear him. "Something made me come
here. Do you know tliat these women in
this house are of ' those who steps take
hold on hell T"
1 1 looked around cautiously on the glit
ering, sparkling, handsome women about
me. Startled and bewildered, I put my
hands on my head, rose, and staggered off
to the door.
"Stop !" said the old man, opening the
door for me, and looking at his watch
again ; "don't be foolish now ; the lnat
going up to M will arrive probably in
half au hour. I will come here and go
down to the lauding witti you : be all
ready in tiniirememberjV ' 1
' "He waai gone, and 1 was walking the
I thought I was th
Id 'the' worst-abuse
woman, and the
most shamefully im
upon 01 an wo
groans. At last the fountain was unseat
ed, and I began to cry plfebusiy'. There
1 lay iii utter 'abandonment!'5 weeping "as
if my heart would break,: vith'niy hands,
the usual sign of despaffcTispetl 'on in
luieuciiu. -..' .
' All'at once a beautiful 'vision icatne be-
mj baby in ner night robes on her knees,
her little, whi?es, waien feet showing from
the hem m hef"garment, her beauHful
face turned heavenward, her long, gblden
curls floating like a misty mantle about
her dimpled shoulders, her fat little hands
enclasped, praying for her absent mother,
and the' sweet petition was the simple
words of her own framing "God, leep
God had heard her ; He had kept oh !
so tenderly, and strange', and lovingly
her mamma when. danger had beset her
path and encompassed her about.
If ever an earnest, grateful prayer went
up to heaven, it surely ascended from that
little mom away in that far city where
all were strangers.
I rose from my knees, comforted and
clear-slighted, dressed myself all ready to
start, and in less than half an hour the
shrill whistle of the coming boat sounded,
and soon after came the good old man, as
stern, as steely as ever. He treated me
as if I were a little
rl : he ordered a
d my man to take my trunk, then, lighting
a cigar, he tucked my portfolio uuder his
arm, and strode off with long steps, and
I hurried along behind him. I tried to
tell him how much I thanked him, and
how grateful I wasj but he walked so fast
that it took all my strength to ' keep
my breath going.
After we reached that boat, I gave him
my portmouuaie, aud he went and paid
my fare, and did everything for me; then
we shook hands, heartily and cordially,
and gave me good advice, and told meal
ways to be honest, aud to love the true,
and good, and beautiful ; and then, laugh
ing a little, short, jolly, gurgling laugh,
he said, after this, I had better not travel
alone, that if my Charlie couldn't go with
me 1 must wait until he could go, or stay
at home altogether.
I asked him for his address, so Charlie
could write to him, and thank him out of
the depths of his dear, old, true heart,
but he said he didn't deserve any thanks,
and to this day I don't know who the
royal, old, steel-eyed eagle was who
swooped down and lifted nie up and set
my feet on solid ground.
A tremulous quiver sometimes thrills to
my lingers' ends when the reality of that
baby vision comes up before me. . It was
so real then, that I almost caught her in
my arms. I believe God's angels do meet
us often when we seem to
sorrowing, and no eye sees
arm is reached out to help us.
Ax Exi'kkimuvt for llovs. Take two
empty oyster cans and a stout, smooth
string. Let a small hole be made in the
bottom of each can, through which the
string, say fifty to one hundred feet in
lencrth. is passed and secured. Then let
the experimenters set up their telegraph
by choosing their stations as far apart as
the tightly stretched string will permit,
and while one operator holds his ear to
one of the cans and his companion his
mouth to the can at the other end of the
line, they will find that a conversation can
be carried 01T, so that low tones, and even
a whisper, will le distinctly perceptible.
What usnall most astonishes those who
make this experiment is that the sound
does not seem to come from the ierson
speakiug at the other eud of the string,
but to issue from tlie can itself, which is
held to the ear of the listeuer. This at first
appears to be a deception, but it is really
not so. The ear tells the exact truth.
The voice that is heard really comes from
the can that is held to the car of the hear
er. The voice of tho speaker communi
cates sounds producing vibrations- to the
wall of the can with which his voice is in
immediate contact. These vibrations are
communicated to the string, hut so chang
ed that they no longer affect ihe ear. A
persou may stand by the string while the
sound is passing, aud yet letr nothing.
At the other end of the Rtring, lvowever,
these hidden vibratioua reproduce them
selves as sound.
"Civilization," said .1 father to his in
nnirinjr son, the other day, differs from
barbarism in this: the one kills its ene
miesoif at six thousand paces with a can
non-ball : the otln?r cut off their heads
with a sabre at close quarters."
Pride is as loud a leggar as want, and
a great deal more saucy. When you have
bought one fine thing, you must buy ten
more, that your appearance may bo all of
a piece ; but it is easier to suppress the
first desire than to satisfy all that follow
long uau oacKwaru aim lurwaru.
for No. 29, both eyes stariag
- -;,v.v.'. j'-.L-i v.iL' ir' fcT.ru
ana uoui nanus nomiug my ueaa.
-lit--:, - i
men inthc world, when I . tumbled down
bu'th'e floor in the little room o! 29, 'and
utterance to sunury ionz moans ana
fore, me the sight that angels most lore.
wli v It had not come to me sooner. ' I saw
! i j THE -FATAL DANCE.
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& ifePotjcensunt beyond
kow of i i received through mei hear(
sayfi , The, following U tfie account most
generally accredited : , , , ,
tt In Pickens county aboat sixteen ntouths
ageyHItf. Bobort,Soathern tras married to
Kate Ilambricjc:! Soutliera W rpprtsetit
cd as a young fellow of rather wildliabita,
but clever enough at the bottom, t hand
some, -popular and brave. Miss Ham
brick was one of the prettiest girls in the
op-country. She weighed about 135
pounds, had a fine supple figure, bine
eyes, auburn hair and handsome fea
tures. The marriage was for a time a happy
one. In. a mouth or go, however, Mrs.
Sothern began to grow jealous and rest
less. There was a Miss Narcissa Cowart,
a young lady of highly respectable family,
(as indeed were all the parties toward
whom her suspicions,. were directed.) It
is said that young Southern had been
quite attentive to this lady before his
marriage to Miss Hambrick, and the lat
ter always looked upon her with a wife's
jealous fear and disfavor. Nothing oc
curred, however, to make an outbreak,
until on the
FATAL NIGHT OF THE KILLING.
On this night there was a country ball,
held at the residence of Mr. Hambrick,
Kate's father. Miss Cowart was invited
and was present. It is said that when
the ball opened. Mrs. Southern went to
her husband and asked that he would not
oitherdanco with or speak to Miss Cowart
during the evening. He apieared to agree
to this, and everything went on smoothly
until late iu the night.
At about 12 o'clock young Southern ap
peared in a cotillion, with Miss Cowart
as his partner. This seems to have en
raged his wife, who at ouce walked up
and said that he had promised to dance
that set with her, or that she wanted to
danco it with him. He made some re
sistance, and it is said that Miss Cowart
protested that she had a right to dance
with Southern, ns she had known him a
long time. We learn that it is denied
that she made this statement. In any
event Mrs. Southern was turned away
and her husband remained to dance with
DETERMINED TO HAVE REVENGE.
She watched the dance for a while, and
then left the room. She went to her fa
ther, who was outside of the house, and
asked him for his knife. He asked her
what she wanted it for. She replied she
wauted to cut a tooth-brush. Her father
reminded her that it was too late to do
that. She reiterated her request. Her
father then gave her his knife. She took
it aud returned to the dancing room. She
found that the dance in which her bus
band had bcu engaged was euded, but
that Miss Cowart was just then iu the act
of dancing across the floor.
WITHOUT A WORD SUE RUSHED LTOX HER,
and seized her by the right shoulder. She
then said, "You have danced enough !"
With this she drew the kuifo from the
folds of her dress and plunged it into Miss
Cowart's neck, cutting a frightful gash
down towards the region of the heart
Her victim was very much heated aud
very plump. The blood spurted from
hej: neck to the wall, a distance of fully
five feet. She staggered under the blow
and fell. As she was falling Mrs. South
ern dealt her another blow, this time cut
ting her in the left breast. As she fell
she slashed at her again, this time euttii
through her belt, her clothes, and making
a terrible wound 111 her stomach. Of
course the victim was dead by this time
We believe she did not speak after she
OF COUUSE CONSTERNATION
seized the crowd, and no one seemed able
to comprehend what had happened. One
of the men present rushed forward aud
said, "Where is the man that struck that
At this Mi's. Southern arose and shout
ed, "I am the man that did it !"
The crowd tlkeu gathered about the
doors aud declared that no one should
leave the house. Bob Southern at ouce
took his wife by the arm. and whatever
his careless uess toward her might hav
been formerly he now showed his devo
tion to iter, lie stroue to tno iront aud
"Gentlemen, I am going to leave this
house, and take my wife with me aud
we arc going through, if we have to shoot
ith this be drew his pistol and start
ed toward the door. The crowd, stil
dazed and bewildered, gave way before
the man and wife, and they were lost in
tne iiarKticsR. a nasty pursuit was or
ganized, but it w.a unavailing. Southern
and his wife were gone, and could not be
traceu. , : aii&s : vjowari tauuiy onered a
reward of $250 for the capture of the fu-
gi tives. The governor uppleniented.this
with a reward of $150., Despitethia,
however, a full year passed aud nothing
was heard of the runaway r. 3?ft
A short time ago old man Southern aud
kia two sons left their home and wen to
North Caroling ; A few days afterwards
Mr. W. W. Findley, exr$ueriffj;ofjPick:
bs ctuutT7ireceived ,tcme: Tie
fugitives. . ivn, -4, Wt1
,'n.Het. bieard that 4ht ,;Southeros, lifter
leirring'GeoigiAy liattgPueiteE Fron.kJia,
N. C, and had there settled upon a. for ID,
and that the old man. and the boys had
followed them. He at once secttredl twt
goott and trtt s'f y ft8socktes; 'and starttid to
find thenk TheToii f fin.f!r. Uitm .
RODE RAPIDLY THROUGH Ttlltf COfciOltY
anu soon i-eacneii iiayesvine. rjiey tuere
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echediiayesvflle. ''Tey ifien
si m i n. if u
receivea evjuence mat conviuceu tnem
ceived evidence that convinced then
tuey-were oil the right track, and pushed
ahead; .They fund the farm upon which
the Sou th erns hadset tied , but discovered
that their birds' b ad' flownlTliey had
been gone only a day or two, and had
gone towards north Alabama. They were
traveling with an ox-wagon, and carried
Mrs. Southern with them.
The pursuers then rode day and night
untirthey came to Murphy N. C. They
learned there that the fugitives were ouly
a few minutes ahead f them. Feeling
sure that they would camp just out of
town, Findley waited for night before he
made his raid. In the meantime the
RAISED A, DIFFICULTY WITH THE GATE
On the turnpike, aud he was getting
ready to go out after them and collect the i
toll they had refused to pay. The . two.
arties wore joiued, and after some scout
ing, done by Mr. uiuiy, to assure Him
self that he was on the right track, they
started out after the wagon. They reach
ed the camp about 4 o'clock, but discov
ered that the Southerns had already mov
ed, and were proceeding on their journey.
They followed them aud soon came up
with the wagon; passing it quietly they
went 011 ahead and then made an ambus
cade. When tho wagon came up they,
closed in from loth sides and secured the
arrest of the whole partv. The attack
was so unexpected that no resistance was
possible. The capture was complete.
Two guns aud two pistols were taken,
and Southern: and his w ife taken in charge
by Mr. Findley and his party. An affect
iug incident is narrated of the capture.
It is said that when Mrs. Southern was
nursing her little baby that had been born
to her since the flight of herself and hus
band, she bore her capture pluckily, as
did her husband.
AN ATTEMPT AT-RESCUE
was made by the Southerns as the party
stopped to take breakfast. The old' man
and the two boys, whose devotion to their
kindred was heroic, dashed in the mom
and demanded the release of the prison
ers. Mr. Fiudlev and his part v met them
instantlv with superior force, and they
were disarmed without the firing of a shot
After this the prisoners were brought
home without any further trouble.
A WHOLE FAMILY IN JAIL.
Bob aud Kate Southern are now in jail
in Pickens couuty. At their request the
baby was incarcerated with them the
father, mother and child being in the cell
together. They are represented as being
comparatively happy and tliorouguly de
voted to each other. Mr. Findley says he
never say a more perfect devotion iu his
life than exists between Southem aud his
wife. Their only request is that thev
may never be separated.
It is hard to say what will become of
Mrs. Southern. It is the general opinion
tiiat she will ie hung. e nave our
doubts non this subject. Those who re
member the tremendous pressure brought
against the hanging of Miss Eberhar, will
not believe it to be easy for another wo
man to oc nung in ueorgia. Mie w in m
all probability be sent to the penitentiary
she will hardly lie hung.
me Jiiuge lias reinseu to grant auv
sort of bail to the prisoners. The oh
man Southern accompanied his son back
to Georgia, aim me ooya are on tne way
with the wagon. The prosecution will be
very vigorous and postive.
Interesting to Gkil-Guaduatks.
Mr. A. J. Packard, of Cleveland, ., wil
be marritnl to Miss Ehleua Elden, of S ieo
.vie., ou i ne -in. in jcj 3iiss tMlvn
was a member of the 'graduating class of
the Biddeford High School, tlien Wing a
pretty girl of nineteen. Her inevitable
essav, "Alter urarHiuaiion-v natr ' was
printed in thelocal paiers. Mr. Packan
a wholesale iron dealer, of thirty-live,
found ths scrap from it floating alwmt in
a newsiKiper : 4Tlke "lords of creation"
have beeii compared to sturdy oaks, an
we the vines that chug to cud twine
around them ; but this metaphor, if ever
pertinent, to use a slang phrase, has long
since "plaved out. 71 We have all heart
of the 63,000 oak less vines in Massachu
setts, to say nothing of the uifeotuted
thousands in Maine, and there are too
many oaks that can scarcely support t hem
selves, to say nothing of their supporting
anything else. I much prefer a
life of activity and honest exertion, and I
lelieve that the world owes me a living
if I can earu it, and I expect it on no oth
er condition." He cut it out and put it
in his pocket book ; in due time Ids wife
died ; he hunted up the writer of tho es
say, entered uitoeorrespoiMlence with ler
and sec. the result ! World.
, Faith i. neceaaaW UWt&K?f ,aw?f
It All religion aBdyfcthi&i JfS&ttH
upmoaticeVJrwiil f,ni dsiiv nUt
Whoever couq uerera Indolence ca n couV
qur mot things.' ;Ui
f, Hyt JttWt ww bjtfc t do? It c?&
Lekrtf irot tjuSmmPitf
rae,'eithe ta Teapect t SOd W f1t
bat. VHiNw nojiteJ9t IA mi ilea
.7 jfci) U!oa
Occasions of trotfCT ancradvemty do
not makjr fvaqrajV twUtftJjfcw what
he is. , ; ,- . - .
yho has hope, If held oy faith, has every-
The. pangencnfTpleMttria anti
stentas the foam that mantles around it
1 . - s
There f ndthing ahtt f sdp4onvinee'
man that there is trnth in eligbnf lo
Gool comiany and good ' conVcrsatfon
are the very sinews of virtue. Good char
acter is above all things else. . A
The Germans have this good proverb :
Thefts never enrich ; alma never- iuapov-
erish, nor prayers hinder any work.; ,l
Make no haste to be rich if yod would
prosper. Small and steady gains give com
petency with tranquility of mind, y
t There are some persons 011 wham, their
faults fit well, and others who ' , are
made ungraceful by their good quali
ties. - - . , "
If you cannot inspire a woman with
love of you, fill her above the brim with
lovu of herself J all- that runs over will
be yours. ,-'
Zealous men are ever displaying to Vou
the strength of their, belief, while iudi-
cious men are showing you the grounds
Harpiucss is in taste and not in things;
und it is by having what we love: that
iVAm-n liAnnr. nnt lir Ku vin nr arliat-. nthen
Death opens the gate of fame, and
shuts the gate of euvy after it;33t un-
ooses the chain of activity, and makes
the bondsman' task another's.
Live on what you have : live if you can -
on less ; do not borrow, either for vanity
or. pleasure; the vahTty will end in shame
aud the pleasure ia regretl-rt f i -.f A
Conscience is a sleeping giant : we may
lull him into a longer or shorter slumber;
but his starts are - frightful : and ter
rible is the hour when he awakens.
Solon leing asked why, among; his
laws, there was not one against personal
affronts, answered that he could not ' be
lieve the world so fantastical as to regard
them. . . .
We often seem to imagine that the
property of the mind resembles the prop- -erty
of sea water, and loses all its dele
terious particles when once it is fairly
frozen. - ,...-....
There is an old German proverb to
the effect that a great war leave tho
country with three armies an army i of
cripples, nu army- of mournert and. au
army of thieves. , j
llefore thou reprehend another.' take
heed thou art not culpable in what thou
goest about to reprehend. He 1 that
cleanses a blot with blotted nngers makes
a greater blur.
Say nothing respecting yourself 1 ei titer
good, bad orJndifferent ; nothing good,
for that is vanity ; nothing had, for that
is affectation ; nothing indifferent for that
is silly. v
Hutnau life defined by line is a un
comfortable as would be a human fig
ure defined by a wire. One prefers a
little mist about it, where hope may 'put
out a wondering hand. -
- " ' ' j
IkCae aud cheerfulness are the badge
of the gentleman repose in energy.
The Greek battle pieces are calm; the
1 ? 1 1 1! .
iierot-fs, in wiutiver v nueui action mej are
engaged, retain a nerene aspect. -
- He that tcaraway a man's good, namo
tear his flesh ft-om Jiis bones, and by
letting him live giveV him only - eruel
opportunity of feeling his misery, but.
burying his better part and surviving
himself. , - .
... - a '
But little men do perceive what soli
tude is, and how far it extend. For a
crowd is no company-. Meu' faeos.are
but like pictures in a gallery, andtalk
but a tinkling symbal, where there is no
. 'i- . ... ij . "(
. An old minister advises his hyouug
brethren to make a boutire of there , ser
iiwhis every two years It would be well
enongli to put the old one in the tire' if
you could put the 1ireiuto tlie new
one. .-,'5-,-f.--!-3j(. '-.
Life is shortened by indulgence ia . an
ger, ill will, anxiety, envy, grief, sorrow
and cxpressivo care. Tle vital "power
are wasted by excessive' bodily exercise
in some cases, and want of a portion in
others. , v.r n.-fvis
Solitude is one of the highest "enjoy-,
nients of which our nature is susceptible.
Solitude also is, wheti too loog contiaueil
capable of being made . the; most - severe,
iudescribable, nuendurable source of an
guish. - """ '."'"' , ; " " '
Have you kiiowu how to compose your
manners I You ha ve ,doue A, great deal
mure tlian he wlio lias coinposetl boks.
Have j-ou known how to take repose T
You have doue more tha; he irho ha
takcu cities and eiqpiref1,;, -- l