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All Numbers and Colors
pVfflaitz and Ucndleman,
lii. : I ; SaHsbvnry e. c.
Only a Word.
Qnfj. jfvFordTa little winded word T ?
' C iBlbvajthrouglil.the busy town, r -Lighter
than thistle down, '
Ihhttf than dust by roving bee or bird,
frUi thei blossouiiug lily's gol
pen frown, p . ; - .' ;
vj?drue idly here and there,
-Oft as the Riminier air
About men's doors; the sunny stillness. -
piilyaword! ' -Bat
s!ai p, oh iharpecthaa a two-edged
- iT picixe, and sting, and scar, ,
Tie Mart whose peace a breath of blaiuo
r 1 fcoald mar. '
Ouly a word, a little word that fell
fUiheeded as thetfew
That from the darkling bine
Of sunfmer midnight softly steals to, tell
ltshd of Ringing brook and star-lit dlK
! 'InJyutider noisoiuo stixet, . ,
- Where, pale w'ith dust and heat.
The little window flower in workmen's
": Jf4 Iroming Ih11- .
Uplift ti greet the kiss it knows so wellr
! A wonl a drop of dew !
Bat oil, its touch could life's lost hope re
new, f
T-ilary Kelly lJoutellc, in Sunday Af
- !r
Tojialse pleasure in witnessing suf
feringin any foifm is not brutal, using
. tin; term with pi'eciion, for brutes can
wlnifest nothing worse' than indiffer
en:e it, is inhumane, cruel, , barbar
,om. Jrather ttian, alas! inhuman.
Civilization, Christianity, brings i the
rednejmcnt that draws out the tender
ektevimpatfiiea df human nature and
represses. all that is akin to barbarity.
Vithbut these-modifying and meliorating-iuflnencesi
man gloats over hu
plia figony. andjrevels iuulood. The
deligjit which savages. take in the mil'
ti Iation of their kind, and in the iiir
. .flicti&t. of the eitrernest torture issuf
jncient proof of these Assertions,
-f. Dijty; may reduire the setting aside,
jorthe bearing up agaiiist, the gentler
otpns of huAianity and they can be
set aside how easily. Physicians call
d in the practice cf their profession
tsefe sujiering;Jn all its forrai, ac
jquir the stoicism - which Vcan regard
Biich (sights unmoved ; with them it is
;repression, and not loss of sy m pa thy,
l and hecessary to success in their deeds
of mercy Soldjers at first t ' oil from
. the' sights and a sounds of the battle
field, but soon learn to sleep among
j the; peid and L dying, or rush on to
'MrnageobHvious to aH A;eHngs
) ? P?fy ! witli 'them duty requires the
! sa5rjfice, or rather the abeyance for
the time, of the1 more delicate" affecT
tions pf the soiiirUelieved iitthe ne
sy which requires this insensibil
jttumanjdistress none? aretriore
Hf pi thahl these toLisharetlie griefs
of those who writhe under the load of
orrpw aud pain " - 'S-
'bfHen no; all-mastering call of
QMty .demands
it, he who brings him-
suSering first regards
j .it with indifferance, then takes pleas-
i irejin the sight, and soon finds delight
j ;in its infliction. The Godlike' nrinci-
ple that inflicts no pain wantonly, nor
rrjany, djstress without j pity,
his history confirms.
'oespierreih discharge of his duty
member of the Criminal Court of
;Arra5, was called to condemn a prisr
oner to death.
He resigned his office
ueuce.and advocated the ab-
jion,pf caa1 punishment. In less
& ten 'Years.- bra "ffradiml nropss
41'. . " ' O " I
Pi soul-hardening from witnessing SnV
huiariity, an4; participating in it, he
Mcome to demand from the AsserrV
ofFrance estab(islinyntof that
lpinal cour ,wlyclipily became
1 terrible, revolutionary - tribunal.
f led the Jacobins in the conderariaT
safety, with' powers above the Conven
tion, instituted the reign of terror,
and sacrificed the Girondists, say in
'P! . ! .
'ahws me jciiuiis in revuuiuuiia
when to live is a crime Successful-
he destroyed Hebert' Danton, and
other wretches only less savage than
i . , , j - , . ,
luraself; became leader pf the bloody
iriunivirale am master of -France,
that France in which "terror was the.'
thon. a : member of the Convention:-
Was always foremost at the beck of '
, . - ' j
Robespierre to move for blood, and
became a very champion of terror,
8 commissioner of Lyons, wheu the
guillotine hattdulled from unceasing
ua L:i-il:.;-.i '
ttvt n, aim uic utiuu Ji.aui"ju uiuiuct
was all too slow, he with his jassoci-
ates ordered grapeshotjto hew. down,
Hundreds at a time. 'And tins was
Couthon, in his early manhood noted
for amiability of disposition 'ahd de
voting himselfto deedi of charity.
Extreme illustrations truly, but
just; and accurate in ; following the
steady and rapid course of demorali
zation from unnecessary familiarity
with human .woe. "- -i '
Shall the lessons of j history and of
experience be lost upon us? jWitUin'T
a ivv nSi lu.uimiii wtruMua
many criminals have paid the extreme
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F..v u.U aj.iu i..CBu.uu....
I ho In iv nr I ho Shtn nrnvtriAu f hir ov- I
at ex
ecutions of victims of the law by hang
ing shall be private, unless the prop
er officers of the county in which such
executions are to take place shall le
cide to allow the public to jwitness
them. So far as has been noted these
executions have beerr public. jThe ef
fect is in the hichest dejjree demoral
izing. Those Svho attend to behold
the terrible spectacle jtif a human be
ing Jannched into eternity, (those ex
cepted, always, who are called thith
er by duty) are of all persons those
whose brutal propensities need to be
curbed, not stimulated. ' No! man-
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shall we say no, womian can jwitnessj
such a scene from a mere instinct of
curiosity and not be the loser in the
finer impulses ofJiis being, j-
Does it tend to deter from! crime?
No .one, thought fully j regarding the
subject can believe it. , It gratifies
that same instinct which crowds the
Spanish amphitheatre to witness the
agoniet of the maddened beast as he
rushes on to his death or that raises
the shout of exultation; when the mat
adore is borne lifeless from the areua.
And this in a Christian land 1
Does it maguify the law ? With
open cars the assembled throng listen
to -the wretched victim's denial of
guilt, liis profession of conversion, his
assurance b a. bleseecllimmortality ;
with eager eyes theyifakein each hor
rible detail of the occasion,! witness
his dyiug agony and! then depart
with what Impression The courage
ous manner in which he meets his fate
constitutes him a hero ; the denial of
guilt on the threshold (if eternity makes
him. to them, a slaughtered innocent;
a criminal, not he, but a saint of glo
ry. The crime is lost sight ofin con
nection with the penalty. : The glam
our of cou rage and of piety , is . be-
witchingly mixed ;, in the depraved
imagination with the dying throes and
the lifeless firm. It .
It has in a tenfold degreej the,cvil
influence which the 'reading of tales
of desperadoes and assassins has upon
weak minds. It is high time that
Christian men and all men of high
moral feeling were exerting themselves
to prevent these degrading spectacles.
?N. C. Presbyterian,
ITaeii to Stop.
A gentleman and lady were pass
ing out of a church j together when
the former asked bis; companion how
she liked the sermon She spoke in
complimentary terms of it; adding
however, "bttt he pas&ed bysomevery
good itppping-placeajfe p-rj
It was just criticistn. How often
alas, a really ,c xcel lent discourse is de-
priveu tf the efiect that it should
have by neglect of ; the preacher " to
take auvan;age 0t jy if gppa jBtoppmg-i
Place? , .,.r
lion of lhe Kipg,r.aiid in a few in
had proposed lhe fommittee of j
... . 0AKSH1TU. . , . sneet -hung" at caugut - into .ivhatem m ttclt I ltd the' Ksmnitit t I i : . .. . . . I i , - 1- ! n
1 Bessie Oaksmith died
aged 21 years.
Corinne Oalcsmith died J'olv 4tb, 1879,
aged 19 years. ' ' " f i '
aged 9 years.' 1
Pauline Oaksmith ; died July 4th. 1879,
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aged 7 years. . .. . j? ,
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The Hevbernian pays the following ten-
der tribute - !
Theira'ari; licncefortli . inseparaW;e,
and will take i their plaeesaniong thc briglit
n,Mnea nd pemones. HPoet4&vUi 5ing pf
- 't - hd their sad story wjH be told many
and many a rear after we shall have passed
away. but n"owhere, and at no time will
their untimely fate touch a more tender
chord, or awaken a deeper sympathy than
it has here in New bern, and in Carteret
county and indeed throughout the State,
1 i 1 i i j
tic iiitrjr were kiiuwii, utsnuvvti iuiu a j)-
prcciated. Their future wonld have be-
longed to North Carolina and she will keep
their memories green.
- It was our privilege to have received the
last poems which they sent to the press ;
one of which would have appeared by nat
ural course this week. In
now, we find a strange significance in every,
line. .
une, 1879.
Like a sfngle gem. of the crystal dew,
A drop of the rainy showers,
A gleam from a star inllie jut her blue,
A bud in a world of flowers.
Like a leaf from one of the numWrhss trees,
A flaKe m a drift of snow',
A ripple in all of the rippling seas,
A b,ade h tbc s fieJds
Like a single ray from the pale sad moon
To lighten the gloom of night ;
Or a golden beam from the sun at noon
Or the son;j of a bird in flight.
Like a fleeting grain of-thejdesert sand,
- A flash of the ocean spray,
A simple shell on thejonely strand,
A rainbow fading away :
Such, such is life and though lowly, these
Have each their mission and part,
The dew and t he rain, the flo'ers and t he trees,
The ocean the human heart.
And like all of these in life's; surging throng,
. There's a simple place for me,
A note or a chord in dear nature's song,
To BweLl her great harmony.
et conixsE oaksmith June, 1879.
Oh, the crosses that are carried
Which the world can never know
Oh, the hopes by sorrow buried,
Where Lethe's waters flow !
Oh, the idols crushed and broken,
Along life's thoroughfare
Oh, the burdens all unspoken,
Whose ashes moulder there !
Ob, the tasks in secret taken
For God alone to see-
Oh. the patient faith unshaken,
Through years of misery !
Oh.the vain endeavors wasted,
The sacrifices lost
Ye who life's joy have tasted,
Know not the heavy cost !
Oh, well for the children! of sorrow,
As they tread the lonely track,
That the shadows of to-morrow,
Have never yet come back.
We know in the great supernal,
God watches us one and all.
And gathers with love eternal,
Our treasures as they fall.
He garners them in His keepimr,
However we faint and die,
And the end of earth's sorrow and weeping,
Is immortality.
am. oaksmitii's account of tiie disaster
Holltwood, Carteret Co, N. C, )
July 8th, 1879.
Dear Friend : Your letter of yesterday is
received. You say truly that "only God
can give us strength to bear such a calam
ity." You inclose me a printed report ot
the disaster and ask if it is correct. My
agony is too great to dwell upon the hor
rible scene, but justice to nLy dead daugh
ters compels me to make the cCbit, ando
say that the report you send is entirely er-
roneous. I will state all that it is essential
now to know. AH the facts are known
only tor God and myself, i was' the only
one in the boat who could I swim, or who
had ever before confronted peril and death.
Hence I waj. net panic ttriclen, and had a
dreadful realization of all that was coins
AH the Itsroism displayed in the fearful
struggle was by my noble daughters Bessie
and Corinne, who lost their lives in heart
rending efforts to save their two younger
sisters. 'Whatever I did was my plain
simple duty, arid God knows I feel that I
did it poorly enough.. I had the responsi
bility of oil, and hoped to the last to save
them all. The saving myslelf never entered
my mmd : my whole thought was to save
my children, and I say it , with submission,
that but for my efforts riot
been saved.
one would ; have
The accident occurred in
this way : I
was steering the boat wiih
a :yoke, and
when half way across between fort Macon
and Beaufort she steered wildly, and jt en
trusted the main sheet to my son Randolph,
17 years of age, charging
hirivto kep it
clear arid watch the sail,
ready tp ibe' I charged
the moment the sail passec
When we got
him to "let fly"
the wind.' He
hauled the sap aft my dad
ghter "shifted
seats' quietyythe boom sw
ung? over the
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sheet "hung" or caught
boat yaw
"Look hit for the little childreneach take
uuc auu tuu" iu me iwai.. illY UUIT "WJg
for pill. Bessie todk; her sister Mildred,
Cornuej our -beautiful. Pauline' and!, IU,
dolph his littla.broiher Stanly. It was an .
instinctive act guided; lit ;mf first -order. !
A1hf Ui fi,Fd betn Sinki
US4 j ilS ick to the boatI cried, J'stick to I
the boa. Up! to this moment my children
u. tiiiu a.., iji&lu. XK. hi 1 111 va. n wiiii v airfv vnaavw 1 . m 11
t ,n v "'ci , uiwcicu, ; .,rA ue suspense in vrnicn we are now 115
w ntpanid;Strfeken,1iutwere T" Ootdoae by' a BoyT " ' ' ' "
fully cajm andliquiet: f if - - " '- - .;-
on!her nort sie. , As she, settled" In. ' the .'t j A lad in Bostonfhefl8niall for his
water, fim capscs pon needless toTccounj, jf-ars, worked as errand boy for fourgeu
she rolled completely oyer, . her mast and . tlemen who do bnsiness there. One day
sail going' undprjbr,' which - told " me that' ' the gehtlenien were chafing him about
the water, waslveii 15 jfeerdeep 'As slie being lo small, and said5 to hittr, Vod
rouea pver, tne girs wit out oi tue boat
on the itarboaHl sidetSe two 'eldest eacht?
holding adittljd sister. I went with them,; amaU.? ; -i ' '
and helped tilemj to get hold of the boat !' The little fellow looked at them. "Well,"
again. Manuipu sun uoiuing oiamy, ieil saiu ue "as Binau as i am i can uo some
over on the pqrt sijle, arid was rolled undfr tiling which none of you large men can
the! boat, WhUh, jj being relieved of our do.n ;
weight! came, j to the Surface , and hung a
rapmenb keel Mp. Telling Bessie arid Co- j
rinne to hold jiard on the gunwale, I rolled ,
ipe Doai up dv: ncr Keei, goc nanaoipn out
arid up on the! side of the boat, greatly ex-
hausted, but still holding Stanly; charged
him nojt to let: go of him, and to cling to the
lx?at. J then swam round on the other side
of the boat and found that ray daughters j
had all, lost their hold, got the two eldest
once more back, telling them that I would
go for the little ones. I was clinging to
thej sten to get a breath for my task when
Bessie and Corinne turned round and saw
their little sisters being swept away. They
uttered one shrickt and threw, themselves
rtff nnli BtrmrtrlitA trt irf tn thorn Af th!a
instant! I realized that the boat's anchor had i
gone to the b)ttom and was holding her.
Pknew then that 1 unless I could i get the
boat clear of ier anchor, or assistance soon
came, Uevould be lost. I got two boat
who stilt heeded my voice, I told the lit
tle! onc-a to cling to the gratings and Bessie
" 'I
fend Corinne t Put the oars under their
arms and 4 keicp hedes up and arms down."
Corinne answWed cheerfully, "All right,
papa,"j and called out to the others, "Keep
your heads up and arms down, and keep
quiet." j i
j I then swam'against the current tothebriw
of the boat, which was six feet under water,
held by her cable, and went down and tried
jiri vain to cast it jadrift. I had thrown off
jmy coat and Ivest early in the struggle and
had no knife. j Tiie weight of my body on
the bow, pressed down by the current, bore
it further down, and I felt the boat again
rolling over, j I let go my hold and came
to the surface,; steadied the boat again, en
couraged my; son t3 hold on to his little
brother and flic boat to the last, and look
ing for my daughters, saw them drifting
away, but apparently safe. At this mo
ment, while holding on to the boat to recov
er myself, I saw t-ome canoes or boats in the
distance, apparently fishing. I raised my
Voice for help. The men appeared to look,
but did not pome. Could I have got the
boat clear from her cable in time, I believe
I could have savdd my daughters. I wasted
much strength in that vain endeavor. Had
I not don so I might possibly have got one
of them to tfie shore, but after they drifted
20 feet by tiie stern, it was impossible for
me to. get either back to the boat. It re
quired all my! strength to swim to the bow
against the current when I made my vain
effort to set the boat adrift for their rescue.
My aony was so great that I could not
endure it, arl4 I started to swim to my
daughter where we should all doubtless
have perished together, which would have
been better for me were it riot for the living
When I saw jtlje boat whic h rescued us com
ing round the point of marsh. My reason
told me that the chances for saving my
daughters w'cfrs greater with my help in
that boat than out of it, and I waited in
till she! came, and directed the kind
friends who! were in her where to search.
The rest is all known.
i ,;.: .
Ifound my daughters all floating ex-
jcept Bessiejbut near where I saw her last
hvas M
ildred lvinsr hleless with her arms
an oar. The truth was very plain to
ine t
be poor! child had lost her hold upon
the grating and Bessie, my noble eldest
daughter, had deliberately given up her
only support, put her drowning young sis
ter across t no oar, and died as she had
lived, from jdevotion to those she loved.
Corinne had done the same the grating
was g n e, but close to the drowning form
of her little sister Pauline, was Corinne's
oar, w die her body was found some dis
tance away i My eyes alone could read all
this as I helped to lift the three inanimate
forms into the boat which rescued us. The
world has never seen greater devotion than
this of my two rioblc eldest daughters, i;
jlfour anchor had not gone to the bottom,
or th boat w'hich carae,to our aid had
reached us ten minutes sooner, all would
have been saved. My son Randolph dcs
not know how to swim ; he never before con
fronted peril, and had he lost his hold on the
boat after 1J last; dragged him and his little
brother on jtb her, when I was away from
him,jlie would jiave doubtless perished. He
did his duty but he wishes no praise j to
which1 he ial not entitled .The crown of he
roism "belongs! to my beautiful daughters;
B.K8i( aridiCorinne, "who perished to save
ineir iitue sisters. : b
:l have ad one to blame if there was any
n accountability 1 1 take it all upon;
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expecting hourly that poor Bessie's remains
"IDbV U6 lffOIKTht tn n ialmiidfiil l...n.JJ
scription. Ve are very grateful for altthe
evidences of profound sympathy that pour
in npo'a us from every 'quarter.', 4 4 f
! 'iU-1 iFaithfullvVon 4
iTo 8. M 'Carpenter, Eol XwlernllL C.
-I 'M w L,.
never win amount to mucn ; ou never
can i do ranch y-bnsinesa Ll:joaare:- too
"Ah ! what is that tn said they. !
l don't know as I ought to tell you,"
he replied. But they were anxious to
kuow, ana urgea mm to ten. "I can
keep from swearing," said the little fel-
low. There were some blushes on four
manly faces, and there seemed to be very
little anxiety for further information
the point. Exchange.
If the Sahara is Flooded What t
The only important objection which
has thus far been uged;. against; the
undertaking has arisen in the appre
hensions expressed by a few scien
t,sts that the evaporation produced by
so large and so shallow a body of
water, exposed to the - tropical sun,
Would be sulficient to deluge North-
E(irope with inceSsant rains, and to
IieviuvTC iiiaici lazi ly iiic ic.upciaiuiv 111
, all the countries north of the Alps.
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It has even been feared that i the
winds freighted with moisture on
crossing the cold summits of the Alps,
would precipitote vast volumes of
water aud produce a degree of cold
which would give Denmark jand
Northern Germany a semi-Arctic cli
mate and, produce a glacial epoch
farther north. Is it not probable
that all such apprehensions arise1 out
of a misunderstanding as to the topo
graphy of Sahara and North Africa?
The entire region to be flooded is
practically shut in by mountain-chains
on all sides. The Atlas mountains
on the north, lifting their snow-clad
peaks in some instances 12,000 feet,
afford a sufficient bulwark for the
protection of Europe from increased
humidity. The only possible north
ern ly outlet for air currents from El
Juf would be across Tunis in a north
easterly direction over the widest
part of the Mediterranean. Currents
moving in that direction, if they reach
ed Europe at all, would touch the
shores of Greece after they had lost
most of their humidity. M. de Les-
seps, attt r a careiui examination oi
the question, is convinced that it
would result in the general improve
ment of the climate of Europe rather
than to its detriment. The advan
tage of the increased evaporation to
North Africa cannot be overestima
ted.' The snow-clad cliffs of Aban,
lying to the east of the proposed
sea, and the Kong mountains to the
south, would bring down upoii the
parched desert grateful rains, which,
with the assistance of cultivation,
would in time, no doubt, redeem
thousands of square mills from the
desolation of the sands. Scribner.
The great meteor which fell in Era
raett county, Iowa, on May 10th, is
indeed a great curiosity. We notice
that a piece of it weighing 500 pounds
has been taken to New York and has
been thoroughly examined af. the
Government assay office. The result
is thus given.
The metal ic portion, separated as
far as possible from the poky part,
gave 83 5-100 per cent, metalic iron,
1 1 per cent, nickel, with a trace juf co
balt. The rocky part contains crystals
of zircnm of small size, and was prin
ninnllr made on of that mineral in
granular form mixed with sulphide
of iron and nickel, besides carrying
silica, allumina, lime aud magnesia.
The whole -makes up a composition
not found anywhere on earth, though
its several ' parts are well known to
geologists. Zircum, however,; is a
rare mineral; and when found in large,
clear crystals is of considerble value.
It is strangely singular how mucn uie vyd, reads as if the Post .was
Wv with a pair of new, auspendens hates m I ,!,cu reau:7 M ?
toS-PWfc.: ari.fc(t-toM;italti..g .boat some row in the South.
t . ' .
rr.J A tri. -n y . . r
T - . jiunaerca tna
Matter of Bullion. I
Twa miners sat down in the wild-
erness of Southern Utah a few months
since to munch their bread and then
puipuc v uieir wanuerings ana uieir i oi
searcb)twealth;They were "nros-
i I i mi, . , - . I
pecfors, - who, having left the beaten
tr-ck of treasure-ssekers, wandered I
off,' to the amusement of their fellows
. We had better et Wet into th
mountain . country.
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AS 111 snolfo hia frml cfrti!? enmo I tl.
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on die rocks and picked una small. I
yellowish piece of stone. of
What's that?' said Tom. as he saw
with what feverish earnestness his l
'Dard' examined the ni. .
'Efrad! I think it's horn silver V
They were out of provisions and
ibM. thorr ,nA m-o :u
which to pay the fee for securing their
a nnn.ttnrm n K:. .t-
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sufficiently to show that ii vein of ore 1
existed, they offered it to Mr. Ben
Morgan, of Pittsburg. who is onera-
tine smeltine works a few miles be-
fi ' . ' .
fun Tb ntrr f,. ftio nnn
Mr. Morgan sought the advice of the
Sunorintendent of the Ontario mine.
Tosether they carefully examined theJ
new 'find and, unfortunately for the
, " m
jrenial Ren. ther decided it waa not I
II.AIll Ml.T. IMM A .t Aim A.. .M ' I '1. A
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mlnaM AAntimiAfl ta f Mm. IrAi n 1-
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but soon again were stranded, when I
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uuc ui tiieui wiuie iu inu x.iai. iiicuus
c ! t r:K r: ,i-
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posed nnds, and besought tnem to try
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uieir iuck uiicb uiure. viji uiuw. i
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importuning they invested enough ,
money to give the miners a good
start, when the development of the
procueu rai,.uiy. ruur
were su
suuk uuu a iiuuiuer vi .uie. ujc- .
diate gallenes run which connected
the shafts. The work was pushed
solely with a view to show the magni
tude of the deposit. It was the mar-
vel of the whole country. Conserva
live old engineers measured the ore
bodies actually in sight, taking noth-
irtg for granted, and made numerous
analyses in all parts of the mine to
determine its richness, and the most
cautious calculated the silver in sight
as worth $27,000,000. Jay Cooke,
hearing of this prize, secured an op-
tiori of a one-half interest for $2,-
into the comparatively lever country wve,AUpei snutu and Bob.Tay-,;,
whfre ninths ofsearchins bad reveai: .fSm- '
ed uothing, r i - M while Mr.:jaylor is the RepubUcaS,
500,000 for a short time, and hasten- who is to fill the pulpit of the Bed-in"-
eastward he induced a number of ford Avenue Reform church during
Englishmen in New York to invest,
and they took it at this price, the
four original owners declining to sell
tlw remaining half at any price. This
la tlia nntD flm Aimnna 'FTnrn SllveJ I
... f xr -n t i w i
Mmo 'nr'Nom ItnnnnM 'nrnnnn whip l
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a town has in a few months clustered I
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the U.ah Sonlhern railroad will
t nc enmmar h otIpik p1 npnrv three I
knnraul nlna P.fhhurn TnA.!6
The New York Evening Pod, in
speaking of the glorious Fourth in
that city says : "A stranger who reads
the New Yark journals of to-day
:e . , . A . . . , i
nifir vms fiinkiiKT intn a state ot b:ir-4
barism. One crime seems to beget
another with terrible precision, and
each day brings fresh additions to the
cycle of atrocity. The'annals of guilt,
voluminous and ghastly as they are,
comraouly present pauses or breath
ing ispaces, so to call them, between
eacn special act of wickedness ; but
there seems to be no stop, no hesita
tion, nothing but one headlong rush
of desnerate villainy. s The mind has
scarcely time to recover from the hoi
ror of oue dark deed beforct is stun
ned by another. Night is made hid
eous by the endless round of violence
and blood. Veiled homicide stalks
through the city unchecked with each
ointr down of the sun ; and the sol
emn stars look down every uight on
some new ain that makes the heart
ache for humanity; and wonder in
deedhc race is going straight on
to destruction.
I B.U UI.OI 1 va-aw
UR. A8HBEL SMITH. Somo old
"r" .. "wuniy Will
read the folio wine item with; necnllar
interest. Dr. Smith was a brom,-'pt: '
plrysiciau here 40 vears ami. TT . ' r
man of splendid abilities and of Wh !
toned Character, and at one time rep-
resented the "Lone Star" at Wc coart ri
ureal jiri tain :
c-- ... -1 j M
TURE.In the , Texas HoSft of ruTa
egates last Saturday, an altercation j
ana "ghl occarreoV , bet ween liepre-w
leader of the House. Dr. Smith kiek-
. " .-, . .. 'r"TV-rr'.ii
wueu omitn nai lowed to Bpcaker.
Cochrane r v a rinlu TtI,,ct:.K.
" lit UOll UkiUkL
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wic vTovernors nosinnn nt mv na vnn
n ,. -
A Labqe Meieor. On the 10th.
May last, a wonderfdh meteor fel
"P00 nd owned by Col. H. C. Per-
tnis city'-in iiimnictt' county,
AOWa " was seen ta tall by a num-
WT m people living near by. f It pen-
etnited the hardearth to a deptli of . .
nueen, xeet. it was aus out. ana s
I ' ti l . . m m ' -
V V tne subject of a law-
suit amuuz me iiarues who recovcrea
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a naiural Phenomenon it is per- ,f
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naPs ine raost interesting ot any ever
. ,.
oa ine co"ent. a ne ae-
touauon was neara one nunarea miles
. -
,u eve arecuon. iia weignt IS V61
PUJ - " w peculiar in llS aarac-
ter and of a rare type, known among
..:.i:c. ct i m
,euu"c men M ojwpoM. Afit.
Kruie vwy.
I ha fllll .AAAIind nf Hia .trillin. rC
nvuvuuM Ul bite kllllUK VI
the Prince Imperial do not relieve the
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bad conduct of Talent. f!nrev nnH fhn
w , -
-reiuainuer 01 me smau escort, incy ,
j .1 11 . mt
did not art like resnlnfe kaMipk-.
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like brave men would have acted. On
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me unipr nauu uie jrrince oeuavea
welu He ninet - wounda
d A wprfi 1. . f ,
timonv showa tfaat he was darjDg and
5. He had gone OUt rith
tre and select a camp for the army.
England has done well in the honors
she has shown to the dead Prince,
who fell in her service.- Wilmington
Star. - ;
Rev. Dr. Moras. The Brooklyn
Daily Times of a recentrdate, alluding
to the brilliant "leave taking" extend-
ed to liev. Dr. Porter, of the Bedford
Avenue Reform church, on the eve of
his departure to the Old . World, has
this fq say of Dr. Mora n, formerly of
this city ; "The Rev. Dr. R. S. Moran,
the absence of Ifr. Porter, next spoke,
referring in glowinglerms of the work
accomplished by Dr. Porter. Wil-
mmgtpn Star.
Ill . 1 . .!
i rooaoiy tne most unprontaoie war
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kiiav-Tas cw naticvt ta me uuius n ai
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in which England is now engaged.
"f'f L Pn"C'.p,eS ":vo,T'
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proviueu iue ug.iauwu v,o-
tonous, mere never was a uigner pnuc
paid. - Thus far the cost is estimated
in money at $75,000,000, and in lives
at 2,500, and the war is not yet ended.
There; can never be any satisfactory
indermnfy .obtained. If such a war is j
popular with the English taxpayers
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then they are easy to please. Wil
mington Star. ' ;
Lincolnton Progress: On examina
tion of Professor Kerr's" Geological ;
report tot ' 1875, we find ' that the snr-j
vey of the Carolina Central .Railway j
discloses the following comparative
heights above the ocean: Charlotte,'
725 feet; Catawba River, 570; High;
Shoals Station, 1,001 V TLincolntonj
866 ; Shelby, 874 ; George .Laves, near
Rutherford ton, 1,117. t J
It transpired in an investigation:
before the New York legislature that ;
the Ni Y., Central railroad carries ;
twenty carloads of milk into thegreaf
city every night, eachTcar containing;
200 cans of nearly fifty gallons each;
The company receives four-and-a-half
cents per gallon for? transportation. I
The iTarboro yA thinltsXori
running a 5c counter, on. which will
' be plawl the acc.unts of delinquents:
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