701 XlrTHIED SERIES
cnrpfiil "ex a m uiatinn
' 'ir V -Iw.ltLV. i,n
fT: W V,Tr
i . . . - ..it kt tv.:. ... , f
fcej proposed" legistj&P yrefer
j(e to sec i 2-- V
370-77 itivill bc seeh tht theDepart
t IT ' r CLi.iiHiiiitro i.T. fullv rmiin-
tMfbivWork-br tl Geological
urT'i --'I.,ie ih revenu uerivcu ironi
,e imposition of a State tax'on tlie
ajj of commercial -Tertilizcn"vsustjjins
1 uifullworlvl is carried oil- vUli-
luti costing the taxpayers of ihe State
Jne ceut. ,Unuer tne pirecqoii oi una
knartuient tlie work or the igeolpgU
y lurv fei l)eprecntetl without
hetcostlv'i machinery of a -separate
Departij) ;,1 We U not depreciate
?rF. Kerifs valuable; eeii,ws. the
he State docs iiotMosc his
the contemptared i change.
the State! Geolo-
u be aooljshed or. the sec
Jons of the law to winch reference
as been made ought to be repealed.
fcSijuotef ;i -1, :
'The depart nent shall prepare a
convenient hand book with the ne
cejfsary illustrative ?j., which shall
contain alj necessary, information as
to mines, minerals, forest, soils, cjir
j.'iJ"- -.v :
anil all' such statistics as are
adapted to "give prrrpcr information
(flie atjnvctions am ; advantages,
winch thil State aflords to imnii
Grants, and shal make illustrative
JexjMwitiuii! thereof whenever practi-
jc' 7. The department ; Agriciil
(rdn'i ai4horizeld ajid directed to
staoiLsii ajjtl keei) in its omce in i lie 4
f r s i -I ' '1
tyof Ki'eigli, a geiyjiiil laud and
iifni ii Yegstry, v herein shall be ic-
(if tfie owners
mineral or other
iiuus offertjd for sale n this State,
iitfi a briej' und truthful description
t thes:ime."--i?a. New$. ' ...
j.-"' f ;
LliEl) BY A lETEOR.
M, Wonderful Slory that Comes From
an xnuiana sown..
r m '
wrtngton I Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Un luesuay night Iat, eonidas
oyer, wno resiuea in tne yiantiy oi
Xewton, Fountain count v,' met his
jeatli lii aay that is probably .with
Jut a paralel Jn this nor any . other
fitry. ; " ilr, Grover was a witlower
ving on his Tarn; vith a : married
laughter aid er husband. On the
A'ening refered to the married couple
a!f Keen atseht on a I visit to some
f Kl '1' "
i. i. z i
we Ikmiv eotercd: the Ifouse, finding
.verytliingj to al 1 appearance, i n usual
rUer, and supposing thiit Air.
rJadN already retired, went to bed
njresvNet'oriin the dauh
Jf aros,? and- liavlng prepared break-
Wt went t the adjoining room to call
errfa.thpr. Sihl tvia lirrlfifl tt RnA
in lymg upon i shattered bed, a
j :t.-iVT ' :.i
I jHer screams brought her, husband
itiqkly to he bedrpon, arfd an in
pqtiondiscloseiHl ragged opening
roor,- ttirectiy qver tnevr oreast
Ktjie uafbi-tunate man, which
m'$rtoSn' a$;if by i cqnopli shot.
TtKextending downward tjirough the
UuL.. :.Ji . ,
upnna noor r ouier noies snow
j the d irejrtiou takn by he dead ly
aissileXtbsemibnt scarbh revealed
Jefacttht the awful pal lamityx was
auseu byt the laii ot ( a meteoric
ione, and Jthe stonp itself, pyramidal
n inape aod weighing twputy pound
lew ounce?j avoiruunois. ana
unned wiyi blood, was . unearthet
oni a d enth of nearl v
tiye itet, thus
howing; f he 'fearful
Jsitipii of khe corpse, with other sur-
J that death to him
f.The late; Mr. McNab, curator of the
g?m?urSh; Botuniq Garden,. was! once
-f fQ ubufes painting of
;kpiniqnU think rcat things
" the pait j said 'the gfeatigarden
f fwnjv anEve?s't!eraptini Adam
I ilyB'Pltt ;of a variety that wasna
fej&n! jiPtlt ariuuet'year J6 f?
The magnificent silk-farms of North
tal v f sliows the domesticated silk-
Uormut Ms bat. IJtU t
theTWOfra is iVvatchcKlfpverf
with unremittins care, fraip the mo- 4
ment hcii; afiuy black thread, ihel
chips Hle shel t titi h a c (rpplen t mass1
f VaddIing whiteness,, he leaves off
eatinsr, and ijlothesJiimself in the gol-
den shetiiig off the mail y? threaded
cocoon." The noise rpae by -the many .
thousand! worms as they browse on
the fresh picked leave?, lijis not been
inaptlyotn parcel tp thiki caused by
grazing ehcep, whilecores of spindles
are iver usyv Reeling oiflUc yellovir
film that is the Ifutpre grUt.jf(ir iliej
silk niill$( of Joyous, Genoa, and Lom
bardy. Unfortunately, lor some quar
ter of a cent wry jpast, thej silk irortn
faring vf France , and -Italy have
been so scourged, by a 'malady, akin
to the odiun.i in jviues anil to potato
disease, ynder the influence of which
thc worms sicken ami pcu i,y mil
. No domestic animal fat
idly as the silkworm. G
ens so rap
ve him his
choice, and he will jirejer
to even the white mulberry, as he
likes the white leaves better thanthe
red, and the red leaves better than our
coinmpn ; English Jblacki Iiettyce
leaves, however, limply aj white and
weaker silk, and a deficiency of l(eal
ihy silks oik) inValual;! eggs. The
leaf of the white ; mulberry which does
not suit our soil ami climate, is the
true food of the (rue silkwornj. In
warm countries jit is not jindispensa-
blc that lie should sp2Uliw little life
11 a house. X
mulberry .tree will
uilation of the crawl-
iarb6r a vast po
ng alchemists (hat turn vesetaWe
fibre into! sheeny silk. I)ut siph a
grove needs careful netting to protect
he toothless white tit-bts frpn the
beaks of birds; while it is difficult to
collect the cocoons, and asiugl&thun-
ler-shos,'er or ditst-storm means ruin
1 1 I u
o the stock. Ex.
A PlJAGUE OF RABBITS.
Ai'Rabbit Suppression Bill" has
teenl passed by the legislative 4s"
sembly of Victoria. The bill says a
con tela porary, vl.uclj is intended to
deal with the evil caused in the colo
ny by a superfluity of rabbits, was in
troduced by the; Minister of Iands,
who in joying
the second reading
ijre of the desolation
tlrew a viyid pic
caused in certain districjts by these
voracious crerftures. The mischief
thev effected coilld not, he said, be
exagserateu. MO me occasion, oi a
receiit visit paid ;by him to a district
where they abounded, he passed over
tracts whioli werp noy grassless, the
rabbits having devoured tlfe herbage,
roots and all. Power is given by the
bill to the shire councils to levy a rate
of one penny per acre, aud it also au
thorizes "Them to go upon private
property and destroy rabbits at the
expense of the owner, ll the brush
wood fences in a rabbit district are
liable to be burned down on' the .or
der of inspectors, under the Act; and
anybody turning rabbits loose in a
district is liable . tQ a penalty of XI 0
for each offence, Iii order; to encour
age the shire councils to destroy the
rabbits on unoccupiecrGrQwn Ianqs, a
subsidy wi)l be given of ten shillings
in: the pound on the amount of the
rabbit rate collected.
Happiness is not what we are to
look for. Our place is to be true to the
best which we know, to seek that and
do that; and if, by "virtue its own re
ward be meant; that the good man
cares only to cont i line Sjood, desi ri ng
nothing more, it U a true l and noble
savinW But if virtue bejvalued be-
cause:it is politic, becaqst in pureui
of it Willie foqnd n)0t enjoyraen
and fewest sutierings, thca it ; is not
noble any niore and it is turning the
Jjriith ef Qod inlora lie.-i'ourftf.
Give your hogs a rnbbi ng post in
some acbssible part of their inclosure;
H facilitates theif Qeeing cJ.Qan an
seems to attoru tuem mucn satiiacuon.
; ;;a' pai 1 of mil k standing1 ten min
utes where it is exposed to .the scent
of a strong smelling stable, or any
other 'bfTensive odor, jljv imbibe a
taint inat win ncvci t
DISCOVERIES AT ROME.
. A new 'gate will shortly be opened
tferpugli the walls of Rome and a new
... wnibeM ... Earthworks,
already begun at -what is known as?
- lic Vigna yenturi, have led to the.
aiscoveryt, of - the - payanenU of V-thcf
Old i Via- Tibuctina lined with
the tmbs ctf the est century aadj5!
exe ea.rHer. Unly one of tUem
::bas ceesped estriiptiou contains
a cofpn wb the skeleton xf a .lady,
witb irold earrings, necklace and sig4
net j-pg, who belonged to the Statair,
iiupily, Iqre iftipojtant discoveries
ot ari vorks belonging to iie jiexiad
of .the -epublic wyxe ipuusl in destroy-;
Qg a wall built m numberless .pieces
of sculpture cemented in a mass with
mud. ; They are so many in number
and wUeii put together form so many
different animals, that a writer in t;he
Authenceurp, suggests that '-'the writer
was a pupil of Darwin, and meant to
represent in stone his master's theories
about mankind." There are 400
pieces, and when joined -together make
"a weeping old wretch, a boyish faunJ
a score of dogs, a woman ours wig I
forgot how many babies, a couple of
ions, an armor-plated warrior, some
chickens, etc." "
A story of a wonderful memory
comes lrom biduey, Australia. A
prisoner set up in his defence an alibi,
claiming that at the time of the rob
bery he was at home listening to the
recital of a novel, "The Old Baron,"
by a man' named Lane, who had com
mitted it with other works, to memo-
. ... ,r
ry. lane rotation. b,e said, took
wo hours and a half. The Attorney-
General, holding thi$o be incredible,
Iane began; .'-'In ilie iiuje pf ing,
Henry, wlien the good Duke Hum-'
phrey returned from the wars in the
Holy Land, where he bad been sor
jouruing for a number of years, there
lived-" After the witness had recir
te(l several pages-.the Attorney-Gen
eral told him to stop, as he was satis
fied. Jut the defence iusiste,J thajt
as the veracity of the witness had been
questioned he should be allowed to
go on. Fiually a compromise was
effected; Lane gaye a chapter from
the middle of the story aud its con-
II, ancj the accuse(l was fbund
- During our very cold weather in
the mountains the surface of our.
streams rarely freeze smoothly oyer
owing to the rapidity of theif current,
exoept where there are long stretches
of Wnjparatiycly stijl water. All
along eacb bank however there is more
or less sheet ice extending toxyards the
middle ofi the strean;. Here-, how
ever, is .open water, vary i ng froni'ono
foot to niany feet jn Avidth, depending
on the velocity of the water and width
of the stream. In this little channel
which always indicates the thread of
the stream, flows what is called "mush
ice" a mas of needle like ice fine
icicles This mush ice moves with
the current, passing entirely under the
ice, where the river may be frozen
oyer, ijnd f in Jieaps ilrifts into fisl)
traps tthase commonly cal led "fal 1
t ra P3.? tIIere J t jso lidifies to some ex
tent, ffne fjsh driftiug in with the
slush form a part of the frozen mass.
Here they may lie for days, and then
be dug out, apparently J jfeles, but if
placed in a spring sqon recover.-:
Franklin Reporter. ..
A. French soldier named Moreau,
whose jaw, nose and .two eyes were
carried a way by the splinter of a shell
at the battle of Qapaume, in January J
1871, lias just; been able to leave the
Val-de Graco and to return to his
natirtt village, not cured, but wonder
fully patched n p. . He has a metallic
mnsnj proviuea wuq eyes, a taise nose
and a dental arrangement which al-
t.. t - . . '. '
lowa mm 10 masiicate. it appears
that this unfortunate gunner before
joining the "Army of the North! was
engaged to be married. Ife natural
ly expected that after what had hap
pened ho would be rejected, but this
was not the case, and Moreau has re
turned to l)is wife. !
; 'The day after washing .dayiis j one
of sad irpny,t J - , , i - -i
.A Western woman who has lost'
husbands by lightning i3 advised . to
marry a conductor ; j
Genj'-Barringer, dpripg the late
war, was dubbed by jome 3 niischiev
ous reb, "Aunt 3ancy." One; night
about the time of the .big fight near
SpoUayXvaiiia C, H., the General was
riding around. to see 'that all was in
fighting r trim,' as there li was' a"' good
prospect for business ! the next " day.
rviwng up xo some seuiriesai a certain
point he called out, "AVho$e . com
mand -., is JthU ?" Answer, unt
Nancy's." Another place ' he j made
the same enquiry, aud the same ans
wer. Ou he went, ancleuquired once
more, when- some wag answered,
Aunt NajicyVf Said tho General,
."Oh, -1 Aunt; Nancy aiid fpr
.ever after .or,e the iname, Fjraxm
Things That ay-Xb'cje.' " ae .two
things .that .alw.fiys pay Aven n , this
not Over . remunerative existence.
They are working and waiting.
Either is useless without the other.
BithTunited arc invincible, andiinevi-
tably tnunphant. lie who watsi
vritho.u.t wiuking, is simply a jown
yield iug to sloth and despair. He who
works without waiting, is fitful in his
striyings and misses results by im
patience. ! He who works steadily and
waits patiently,- may have a long
journey before him, but at its close he
will find its reward. Carolina Farmer.
The walnut is a .native of Persia,
and; its fruit is used ranch in the green
state as a pickle. This nut is very
oilv and on the Continent its oil,
when fresli, is used in cooking as a
substitute for olive oil. In Switzer
land live poor people use the refuse
matter after the oil is extracted for
bread. yalnu(s and hickory nuts
ar.e often used by fancy cooks for
shotenigl and flavoring cake $ like
addition of these nuts makes a deli
cious but very indigestible articlp.
Children are quick to perceive the
sUnjtlard of integrity held by those
around them, and to catelj tle pre
vailing totje of moral feeling. When
they hear injustice condemned in large
things and paliated in small ones:
whefi their own childish depredations
are (reated with indifference : when
deceitful practices are tolerated, and
simply trojyblcsorue habijt5 punished,
it is not strange that tuey learn to
measure the guilt of dishonesty only
by the miaterial loss or annoyance
Acorns jfronj rernote antionity have
beeu) used jas food for man and ani
mals, The ancient Britons lived most-
i j i ' .'
ly on acorns; so says Galen, 4id the
Arcadians.: They were prepared in
many shapes, boiled and rasted, dried
and ground anc made into bread.
At present they arc; chiefly used for
fattening ihogs, deer and poultry,
thoi;gh ;nj Norway janxl Sweden they
are- boiled! and mixtnl with cornmeal
to make bread.
Irish Wit. A gentleman who had
the : misfortune to lose his nose was
followed by a begger, in Ireland, who
Ifept pxcliming, 'jHeaven presefvp
your honors eyesight The gentle-
man ;was at last irritated by his , im
portunity, land saidk "Why do yoii
wish my eyesight to be preserved ?
Nothiug ails my eyesight, uor is like-
y to." No your
beggar, "but it will
it does, foij gtj vIll
rest your spectacles
hoiior,'1 said the
be a sad thing if
have nqtlii)5 to
Washlngto i Post.
The Senatorial ! contests in Tanous
states have! been an interesting feature of
the week's ws. The Missouri Demo
crats selected two gentlemen whoas noral-
naioos will lie ratifieil by the Ut leg
islature to-dny in the 1 persons of f Col.
Vest and Gen; Shields. The Connecti
cut Republicans, after a fierce straggle,
threw bothjHawley and Jewell qverboard
anl nomiuatel : an nnktiowi) Individual
bj the name of Piatt; knU the Carolina
Democrats 'did honor to thenjselves' and:
their State by giving-' ja nqanimous 1 in
dorsement Ito ; the ' senatorial 4 aspirations
of Qojr. Vajnce. Contestsr began during
the week, are! still ragiqg in Wisconsin
and rilinoii, with little prospect of an
immediate j settlement,! 1 although in the
latter taW Ljogah is supposed to be : in
the lead for the- Radical caucus nomina
tion. 1 His bltimate election, however,1 is"
another affair. I st
1, -it i iftii
1 will be eleet?4
CRIMINAL rJURi&JCtfCXION OF MAG-
. , iszrates. . t . . t j
m t m ; ' ' r'-yl mi "A ' ?
The fbyoiBg instant bill passoathe ,s
Senate vAstetdav . f ' " " ' I r
.r8.-?? ' i ktM
S?0 . Joyces W .the peace shall j
fine of fifty dollars, . or imprisonment for
.thirtjdays. . , . : ; i :
Sec. 2 Justices of the ieeUaU also
have exclusive original jurisdiction fjall
peiice warrants, and proceed thereander,
and of all bastard proceedings, ftud issues
,ar,Lungithrcuuder,-jind to take bond from
defendants in such proceedings ritli an-
proved security, as heretofore required by
law, to be taken in the Superior Courts of
this: State, and also of all assaults, assaults
and batteries, afirajs, .where hq deadly
weapon is used, a,o.d the punisVnieut of
offences enumerated in this section shall
not exceed, a fi,ne o.f , fifty dollars of iiu
prisoument for thirtydays, and the "allow
ance wade to'the woman iu bastardy pf-o-
eeedings, when the issue of paternity lias
been found against a defendant, shall be
such sums as have heretofore prevailed in
the Superior courts of this State. ! .
Sec. 3. The party convicted, bofor.e a
justice shall always be adjudged to piy
the costs, aud if the party charged- shall
be acquitted, the comphvuvQjb sjtall bead-
judged to pay the easts, nd may be ioi-
piisoned for the nou-paynient thereof.
Sec. 4. The vai;cLs ''j.mprissojimeut for
one month," whenever used iu any of the
statute lyws of this State shall beconstrn
ed to mean imprisouiueutjCor thirty days"
by all the judges and courts of the State.
(Sec. 5. Section 6, of chapter' 17G, the
of 1873-74, ?s hereby repealed.. !
Se,C. 6. .Section 111, cluipter 32 of , Bat
tleV Berissil, shall be amended to read as
folicrws: Iu all cases of an assault with jor
without intent to kijl or injure, the per
son convicted shall be punished by fine
or imprisonment, or both, at the discre
tion of tha court, provided that whe'rs ho
deadly weapon has been used aud no se
rious damage done, the punishment in
such case not to exceed a line of fifty dol
lars or imprisonment for thirty days. !'
Sec. 7. Justices of the peace shall have
exclusive original jurisdiction of all crim
inal matters arising within thejr counties
where the punishment now or which shall
hefeafte? provided by law, shall not
exceed a fine of fifty dollars or imprison
ment for thirty days. - i
Sec. 8. Section 119, chapter 33, of Bat
tle's lievisal, is hereby repealed. - . f
Sec. 9. This act shall bp in force from
The Antiquity of Weaving.
The earliest records of the art are to Be
found in the Old Tetaneut. Pharaoh
arrayed Joseph in "vestures of fine lineup
and Job lamented that his days were
swifter than the weaver's shuttle, the nse
of the simile proving that the shuttle was
a common and well known object at tlie
time. Portions of woveu cloth and ja
weaver's shuttle have been found among
the remains of the Lake dwellings, and
and as the latter are believed to belong io
to the stone age, the oiigiu of the art may
possibly have been nearly coincident with
the e.sfsteuee of man. Jfevy jf fluy-savage
races have been discovered altogether ig
noraut of the art, and mauy of them haVe.
brought it to a considerable degree of per
fection ; while the relics of the ancient
Peruvians and Egyptians show that they
were skilled weavers. Some fragments Of
EgyptUr cloth were found on examination
to b woven with threads of about 100
hanks to the pound, with 140 threads to
the inch iu the warp, and 64 in the woof.
Although the art was practiced extensive
ly, and with no nieau skill, in very an
cient times, it progressed very slowly and
gradually by small steps at long inter
vals The great advances in the art pf
weaving have been made during the past
300 years, mainly during tljp past cen
The Northern papers assign Senator
Vance to position in the heavy ordiuanjee
train. The Philadelphia Tims says :
4In the Fortv-sixth Congress the Repub
lican side f theT Senate will be mentally
aud morally.' as well as numerically,
tt.o.l-r timti it has beeu for a score of
veara while the Democratic side will be
.MHIfapin tlm itame nrooortion than it
mvuvi ; ...
has been since the day heii tljo Demo
cracy fell into the arms of secession and
became well-nigh comatose, 'ho far as the
Northern States are concerned. Thurman,
Bayard, Wallace, Keniau, Pendleton,
Voorhees, McDonald, Hampton,1 Hijl,
Gordon. Vance will find only an Edmunds
as the. peer of any or tqeni iq uie ney
artiilerv of debate, and Blaine a!Mint4he
onlv foemaa fit to cope with them in the
use of the lighter and keener weaponsjof
Mr. Graham's bill,5 ;which fha Senate
wi'.l probably act on to-day, repealing
tne law auiuoniujs uo .u,,i,rulv'r; t"-.
taltprirate acts and resolutions, among
4 astices of the Peace, will save the fState
two thousand dollars.-J&i?. ir? j
bate exclusive original Jurisdiction to ;laoct 17 7 7
I . , ... Sf ? j???: - : ,t, isHMent results mav be stated thus : Ou Sat
Uear, try aud determme the offenses enu- Urd& n&h W'ttq tv i n?f1'
ment i? v, f&c0 .hall not. c.l a S' 5. 8 ? .M ,'.
A GRAND SCRAMBLE FOR BOOTS.'
.... father Mixed.
: Wetated last week how a portion of
Smith & Prki W Ait, -
T ' . ""r-" ,w wmuijru uoes
were removed from tl, f.
on toiS J
7 41VVIU10. i,ome
oacK to tlie auction Jiouse. And then.
again, Sheriff Alexander, eouies in and
Uevies'an attachment;,on the balance of
the tcfc. Things are considerably mixed.
Ae!riS he above, we have to re
cord another scramble ' for possession of
tlio goods which took place on Wednes
day afterapoa - at the aucthm 'store. A
irresolute or inexperienced jOeputy U. S.
Marshal Vent into the stow for the pur
posepf rejo" vjpjf the' 'ioo4s ' ja'way, when
he was Msjby the jCoustable aid
Uis .aids; breaking out a large pane of
.glass in the scufflq. Such proceedings, nn-
aer tlie advice of opposing counsel, are
not calculated to increase respect for the
law in this community. Char. Democrat.
s ORIGIN OF DIPHTHERIA.
Diphtheria U believed to have originated
in Egypt more than 2,000 years ago. It
prevailed jo Egypt and Asia Minor, to
which it extended during the first 500 years,
and hence was early called Egyptian or Sy
riac disease. Having invaded Europe, the
disease appeared in Rome, A. D. 330; find
being akin to the plague, of which it may be
a gemote mqdification,jhaye had the same
origin, with some, similar characteristics,
and being like it and malignant typus, high
ly contageous, th disease ip jts 1,500 years
transit on the continent of Europe, affected
mainly rural districts and garrisoned towns.
It had extended to Holland, in which it was
epidemic, in 1337; to Paris in 1576, and ap
peared m 1771; having prevailed more ex
tensively in France n 18$ andl833,ndin
England and the United States from 1836 to
1860, and more or less since.
In both city and country more cases have
occured, other things being equal, in warm
autumnal and winter weather in damp local
ities, wtieje be ay is almost destitute of
ozone, a powerful disinfectant, and being sat
urated with moisture is in a low ornegative
electrical condition of the nervous system,
and correspondingly diminishing vitality,
in those predisposed to the disease; damp ab
also, doubtless, by diminishing the cutaneous
exhalation, and otherwise may increase the
predisposition to this as well as other ltin-
The IIome8tead.-r-& respectable public
meet ing was held at Morgan ton last week
in opposition to the present Homestead
la w. .The Morganton Blad in a notice of
the meeting, says: M , :
"Col. jSaither addressed the meet
ing at considerable Jengtb io adrocacy of
the present law defending it from a con-
stitutioual stand point and eulogizing the
philanthropic sentiment which moved the
law givers of 1863 to incorporate it into
the organic law of North Carolina,
Col. Tbos, G. Walton replied to him,
declaring that it was a Radical device to
secare the votes of enough dishonest Dem
ocrats to secure the" ratification of their
work thai it was not an honest man's
law that it was. no protection or bene-
ht to the poor .man , nor to any such as
had property to hide away from honest
creditors; that it destroyed confidence
and credit, and paralyzed enterprise.
Judging from the applause which greet
ed Col. Walton throughout, he Home
stead had few or no frieuds inthat meet-
ONE OF. BUTLER'S "BRICKS."
Mr. B. F. Butler has been writing a
felicitious letter to somebody in Missis
sippi, in which he says r ' ' ''
"I voted '. fifty-seven 'times for JelTer-
'son Davis as the Democratic candi-,
"date for the Presidency in the Charles
'tou Convention in 1860. I believed him
"to be a representative man of the South
"and subsequent events have shown that
"I was right. And I believed then, and
"belive now, that if he could have been
"nominated for President and elected,
"the war would Itave been Raved and the
"attempted disunion . prevented, for fie
wouhl have chosen t be President over
"thirty-two State rather thau fifteen,
"and my .experience lias been that 1h
"North always got more consideration
"on Questions ot unman liberty lrom a
f 'Southern statesman as Presdent before
f the war than it did from a Northern
f 'doughface, and that remains true down
'to the present time." ..
! Capt. Natt Atkinson, of ' Buncombe, is
looking after reform. The following bill
has been introduced by him in the House
of Representatives I
J Jteiolv!. By thp House of Represents
tives, the Senate conenrring, that a ioint
committee of five on the part of the lion so
of Representatives and three ou the part
f the Senate lt apKinted, with, full pow
er to send for iiersons and papers, and to
admloister oaths, to ascertain to what ex
tent the nublic exoenditures mar be cur
tailed, onices and .places abolished, and
fees and salaries reduced, and report by
bills such amendments to the laws as may
be.neeessary yr that purpose, provided
that tlie expenses incurred shall not ex-
feed wppty-avc donars..
jpATA fOR THE REFORM LEGISLjCt
p Correspondence lUleigh News. i
Servants hire in Canitol in 1S1 i ':Lth
servant who was a1ju . wnt.-irYun -
per month .! AO" - , - ' il
l:' Uiere wm,6 waiters at fb per i f H
waiter at -"iw; uffi Ri9tsa&,a
' ... ,
'547 5 I
Total 8 servants in'lSy,
Each official has hi fc!r tXA oa I !
Jfer servants to wait upon ? these ' servanU M
of the people is refreshing, i . , i j
Beaf & Dumb Institutions, i860 j;
ncra uire ";; mnrwi
iTnsaue Asylum 1860
. v ;.1878,,
Increase ;V ' ' $96,000
Tbe above is accurate and furnishes
;for a Reform Legislatore.
r r '
A Sugar Bill Reported.
ahe Honseof RepresentativesToes-
day J Mr; Robbins, ofNorth Carolina from
he committee of ways and means, ' rt tj
ported a bill to regulate duties on sugar, '
and asked to hate it nnA th
. s . - -mmv f mmm w
ider for the next Saturday. Mr. Ward, of
Pensylvania, objected7and. the bUHrai 1 -ordered
to be printed and recommitted ;
jit provides that tank ltottoms, syrups of '
sugar, cane juice, milailo, cocut rated
inilado, concentrated n)ola.Kt'n, jtnd all1
other sugar not jabot e No. 13 Dutch atan 1
Sard, shall pay daty of 2 40-100 cents pej
pound ; above 10. 13, and not above Ne.
16 Dutch standaroTiu color, shall pay a
dutyjofS 75-100 cents per jHtund, and all
above No. 16 Dutch staudard in color, it
shall nay a duty of 4 ceuts per pound, -..
i hmiucu uoiuiug iu mo act snail pe con
strued to altar or repcSl an act entitled
44An act to carry into effect the conven
tioni between . the United States and the
King of the ftay&iian Island," approved
1375. . -J : - . .. ; . ', )
j The Penitentiary. It is rejHirted . tisafcV
thebmmittee on the Penitentiary are of
the opinion that work on that iustittttaon; -
should be discontinued, and a heavy
drain on the State Treasury may be there
by stopped. .Eat". Observer. . , P
j And would it not be a great saving fq .
jthe State, and prevent a large increase o -salaried
officers, to stop work on the .
Western Asylum and the colored Asylum,; ; -:-isell
the property, and erect necessary adi
djtions to the Insane Asylum at Raleigh,'
and have the wliole concern uuder one
management T U would eventually result f,
in economy to eyen give away the works
at Morganton aud Goldsboro. Charlotte
Democrat. I - .'
Some of the wisest business men in this
community also hold. these or very siuii r
ar Views. Watchman. I v j
"- ' ' 1 " . - - lit...
cTh Wife of the mayor of Salt LakeXJity
and Mrs, Williams, a bloominc Mormon
Widow, (Mrs, Williams is a daughter of -
3rigbam Young) Were before thIJousjs Ju-
diciary Committee last week; they urgp4
that polygamy, as it exists now in ULih. !
te condoned. Thoy said that the dedsioa! i
pf the Supreme Court making it ponish- 1 ' J
able us a crime Will prevent any more : .
polygamous marriages in" the .Territory '
They alleged as a reason why It should!
be condoned that, to enforce the law J-'
agiuust it now would be to turn out thou-
sands' of helpless; women aud children np-
on the cold chanty of the world. TRas-: ?4M
Kerosene Dangers. k correspondent
inentions a source of danger in the use of:
kerosene lamps which teems to have hcett
generally overlooked, namely,, the habit
f allowing lamps to stand near hot stoves,
n jnantlepiecegV and in . other placas
riire they become heated, sufficiently to
eon vert the oil into gas. Not un frequent-
jy persons engaged in cooking or other
worlt about the jstove will stand the lamp
on an adjacent mantelpiece, or even ea.
the top of a raised oven ; or when ironing
L 'lli -4. il. . I. M . " j
win bci uie lamp near tne sianu n wnicQi,
the heated iron -rests. It is .needless to .
enlarge upon the risky character of suxli
j A Disastrous Libel Suit. The plaintiff , j ?
an one libel suit, at least, regrets that ho J
brought it ; Dr. C. C.0'Donnell, a jtaemberj - ;!
of the Constitutional ConTpntion of Califor
jnia, Was charged with murder, arsqn jn4
othet crimes by the San Francisco ChrvnieU. .
JA si&it for damages "was the result , . ;'v,
ffhe ChponieU substantiated its charges, and I ; s
won the suit. O'Donnell was arrested before
ht could leave the room on tbp chsgre of ,
nureir.' In the trial which followed he was
convicted and sentenced to be hung. Xo li
bel suit, perhaps, was ever so overwhelming j f " .
Int t consequences as' this! ', y-
Fit of a County Officer. Wr W WhiteJ s
jregister ofi deeds of Wake county, has
written a circular , letter to register
throughout the State, calling their atten?
kion to the fact that iv hjU haabecnintror
iduced in the Legislature looking toward
a rednctioa of the . fees 1 pertaining to. the!
jofficti and auggeiting that theywrite -to. T.
their riJDrwwntativcg on the aubject? Tli ;
Din reierreu jo iproposea w b".9 w lum,
board of eounty commissiohers the right, ; ' -to
fix tlie feea of the register. Mr Whftfr i
.-, - . : a. At..' ... f"tn !
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