North Carolina Newspapers

    rOETKY.
For the Watchman.
True Worth, -
UH!v'Pritl,erosrs nanie
i nfold never make a fav'rite flower;'
L riyalet! ddors breathe their fame;
! surpassing splendors bear their rMyw'r;
f,n'eir-scenf0raw8 praiae e'en from the blind,
TUeir iK-ahty homagfromall eyes; r m .
t fmirrait honey-hearts enshrined
' itf scjptf e of the flow'r-queenrties. -
star no lover turns
' .worsfl
p"Venus inhh dreanjs;
Affection' I weetness round it burns ;
Tb dejar and absent haunt its beams.
f,i rtf tci softest place
Tiatar young life which his entwines-
tTJaJYcnOSPaiieu 10 marK us pi ace,
I Yet injtuat star his Mary shines.
Fuirtnaay.a pianaiary nun
f Anil ijstiein in wide space reVolve :
Yjfiftel all there, la but one" V
j- p and tho we oft may solve
Its rnfll ifn Jiiietjrecl size and, weight
:ItiliUio:ned lines of heat and light,
Our lekttli Its ward, that makes it great;
; Oar jircj.its gift, that makes it bright.
T&ldtulless heav'n,' the beauteous sea,
r Tie crescent moon ana little boat
AreUumh but oh! how cheerily ,
at fates tie waving waters' sweep
Eraficp the heart; and moonbeam Vsmile
ind IDvlei t; snoFe ana mirrored deep
A.i Mefeed in music s selt the wlnle
Erti; flavi-Vs and stars and suns and sea
e essences divine
ng -owe their now'r to please;
3 Sol
buinhn character can shine
n.
B tM atmosphere of good,
i lustre of our loving deed?;
. i !- 1 .c ii i . ,
tVerfctl
but. rightly understood,
o Fksh loft's tricks and trumpets needs?
MO..
E. I II.
Tlie Idllies of the Field.
j s Central Presbyterian. . - ; .'
Wide scattered oer the pleasant land.
In csirnienU white.and radiant, stand
God'i sWtinelsj fresh from Jus hand,
ejlilljesof the field. ,
They never weep, nor toil, nor spin,
or ?er grieve, nor ever sin, ' 1
But fiiir vjthout and pure Within,
-!,-' A ' ,-- 'i 1
Benefit li the daylight's sultry beam,
)r l4y Musi de the tnurmuriug stream,
hey jiJefekly b'W their headspiw seem
To know ot discontent. ,
pi big i estate by them preferred,
Ko rirc of sail repining heard,
?ee-silehtpreacliers of the Worl,.
T: ireary mortals sent. ; '
H ;-; ' j : . . - - ' "' "
Sot U a5res rare, nor priceless gem,
;3Tot (fiRtly-roljefwith. jewelefHicin,
iSor riyi.I monarch's diadem"
i? wpaltlofjlndiii seas, ! . P':
Can W t these humble flowers compare
,ln sjiq l iss garments, ott and fair,
Xot kti : iu all tlieirlory are
Arrayldt lik-c one of thfse.
SwtcE ample ilillies of the field, ' :
" In vofi low; much of Bod revealed! -
Faith'! ulsja bulwarkand a shield
; Iir essons you impart.
0, tca i my will to be resigned,
Instruc , my proud and. waywafd mind
The best, .truest peace to find,
i iini lAntify my heart.
l!i I -..
ic Southern Soldier Boy.
BY FATIIKU nYAX.
totng?a8 the youngest who donned the
ray, -:-f- - - i ... ..
" Tjrnea8 the truest who y ore it
Brve I? die bravest, he riiaiched away,
itllot hprs-on the cheeks of "his mother
Truiin pliant waved our fl:ig oue day,
He tdl iu fiout before it.
Firm; M the firmest, where dutv led.
I fie. lurried without a falter: - -
B,oltl as'i as the boldest, ho fought and
And tl day was won the field was red,
Apdtfie; blood of his fresh young heart
I ; fusshed, " :
! jOu-lj' coautry's Irallowed altiir.
rtlie' trampled breast of thebattle
: VTierfe the foremost
ranks had wrest-
0 his ijale, pure
facc, not a mark of
.... . J''11' - '
''M"'1" dreams they will meet again,
Ihefrtjtfest form sunid nil th sbiin.V
Ukei child he nestled.
"IC Hftlemn Rhad'S of tlm wnnda tluik
i
i 1 ii'- 1 I
en
4herfifM
where, hia comrades found
A"ey bilried him there and the hot teari
men's eyes that had
seldom
Uii nhjther God pitv her -smiled and
"reaiuing her arms were arpuud him.
A Bra,f-in the woods with the grass oVr-
Sfayo in the lieart of his mother
rf. caT 1,1 the one lies lifeless and lone :
a iV? not a name, tlieww not a stone
And oiijy the voice of the w lud uiaketh
' i ioan i -
i er fjp grave where never a flower is
hh memory Uvea in tiie other.
i u tmted States has become the chief
8ricjfnral. regfon of the world, and the
'me oj our agricultaral productions ha
ow fejiched tho enormous annual aggre-
of,500,000,(K)0.
Am
a breaking out-of tho revolution
u
ecolL
lata possessed but nine colleges,
fifing5!
them , Yale and Harvard ; now
there
are three liiliwltWI Aimilnr Ttiatitn-
i. , . . - r . . r ..t . .... . f .
"on in ti,:.
l. ' . , -
c(ip-u,Dg to J. IJ. Iltmter, iq the Ox-
"r,1J)rvhn,jht, John It. Knight has the
:'c;.tree
this x side of ... the- Yo&cmite
Galley
jaixteen vards ;in circunfer-r
STACIA;
An Old Man's Darling:.
She stood iu the garden among her
flowers; with the sunshine about her
and dohrj Ashley, watching her fronj
the doorway, with w curious, thought
fur expression on' his face, could think
of nothing but a bird or butterflyj as
she flitted about from rose to lilac;
with her yellow curls flying about her
face' in a cloud, and her eyes full of
sparkles like water, in shadowy
places. - . -
'His years were t more than double
hers. lie was a man whom study Kad
tmadeoernirirarghtful 1 in elrly
manhood. He had a, brave, strpng
face, with a - strange gentleness- in it
now,, as he stood and watched I the
girl in the. garden.; She wajjjjje only
ch ild of an old friend of his who
left her to him when he died ; he
Nd
had
accepted the trust willingly. He
tried to be faithful to it ; and he
succeeded, ,
had
had
'She is crowing into beau!
tiful
self,
her
and
face
I .
ped
womanhood he said to hin
Some one will be robbing me of
one of these days I suppose.'
He sighed a little as liespokej
the thoughtful look upon his
grew deeper.
'Unless and then he std
suddenly, and shook his head, as if to
assure himself that' what
had
been
in his mind that moment was riot to
beJ bought of seriously.
;The girJ in the garden began to
sing;: Her roice was clear aa
any
brid's, and the still morning air
ruug
with j its ' melody." J oh n A shle y left
off thinking to listen. A bird j erch
ed on one of the little lilac bustes by
the gate began a song in pnreii :alry.
It seemed as if he would sp it his
slender throat in the attempt trout
warbicthe singer in the garden. She
listened a moment, and began again ;
she ran up and down the lilies of
melody in lights and dips of sounds
tliat nuide him think of a bird flitting
in mid-air.
- 'Bravo!'
he cried, clappiu
g his
hands as her voice died into slleuce,
and the bird flew up and away in th
blue overhead. 'You have put your
rival to flight.-;
'Why, John !' she always called
him that didn't know any; one
was listening.'
'You would make a fortunje witl
your voice, he said, "liut l wouldn't
like to have you try it"
'Why V she asked.
'Because I don't want to lose you
he answered.
'You'll never be fortunate enough
to do that, she laughed.- 1 m going
to stay with you always, Johu.1
'You'll change your mind
some
time he said, gravely, looking away
toward the mountains in that way" he
had when thinking' deeply. Y
ait till
Roy comes
'I wish Roy, were here she said
coming up the steps, anu stopping
.1.- . 1.1
close by him. 'You have told me so
much about him that I want
to see
hi
m.
'. 'He will be here to-day or to-mor
row he answered, thinking that
wth Roy's coming there would be an
end of the old quiet life, -in which he
had Stacia all to himself..
; SomewayJt had seemed to, him -all
. i
along as If -Roy would marry Stacia.
They, were suited to each other. ' He
khew of no one he would sooner give
her to. but and always Jat the
tliought of giving her up to any one
there was a curious little pain! at his
heart. He wanted her for himself.
That night Roy came, i
'I like him very imuch
she told
jonn Asniey, next morning
'We
shall be the best of friends.:
'Orjoyers he added, with a grave,
slow smne.
'Oh, no; only friends,' she said,
dropping her-eyes before his earnest
gaze, while a so(V colorlike that in a
rose's heart,' came into her face 'I'm
goin to have no lover but you
John
You
:. -:
ead.
: 'Wait and see he answered
don't know your heart yet
- But Stacia only shook her 1
She and Roy were the bestoijfric
as she' had said; they . would be.!, ,
ends
She
had never known; a brother's love or
companionship, and Roy's,, pleasanf
ways won a p!ace: in her regard Tom
the first. There were long rows on
the river, in the pleasant days when
all the world was full of summer
sweetness, and walks in the twilight.
And John Ashley, sitting apart, with -only;,
his thougts to keep hiin com
pany, saw the two together, and tnld
himself that what he had foretold had
come true. Roy loved her, and he
was going to lose the woman he lov
ed. - ' itu ftk . litJe.-Sii r!i;j 4--
(I must be a fool to think of suci
a thing as linking her life and. mine
together,' he said, bitterly, one day,
as he stood at the window, watching
them rowing slowly-up and down the
river. 'I am almost an old man.
May and December were not meant
to tnaU i togVtfierT Uml yet. you wo
men have loved men as much older
than they were, as I am older than
Stacia. If she could; love me how
complete life would seera 1 NVithoiit
her, I shall always 1 be a lonely
man.'. i
One day Roy and Stacia were in
the garden together. They were tying
up carnations. ;
'I don't know of anything in the
world sweeter than carnations except
your cheekssaid Roy, all atpnee. j
'That's a very pretty compliment
said Stacia. 'I suppose Ioughtto give
you something in return. Here is a
carnation. That's fair you give com
pliments and I'll pay in carnations.
'I d rather you d pay in kisses,
said Roy. 'Do you know I am jeal
ous over that kiss you gave uncle
John this morning ? You never kiss
me in that way.'
'Because I keep my kisses, for the
one who loves me best she answered,
softly. 7 1 f
'I love you, Roy said, suddenly.
'You must ifjve seen jhat, Stacia! I
have loved'yon since the first time; I
saw you. '
'I never thought you cared for me
-not in that way, at least said Sta
cia, pulling away the hand Roy had
taken possession of. 'I hope I haven't
done lor said anything to make you
think that ' and then she stopped, at
a loss how to explain her meaning.
'Yon hav'nt tried to make me love
you, or exerted any wiles to catch me
if that is what you mean he answer
ed. 'But I thought you did care for
me, Stacia ?'
'So I do, as a very dear brother,
she answered. 'I love you very much
Roy, but not in tfie way you meant
just now.'
Roy's face was full of keen disap
pointment.' He had hoped to woo and
win this girl. But it could not be.
! 'I am sorry, very sorry for von,
Roy she said, tenderly, touched by
the sight of his disappointment.' 'Let
me be vour sister Stacia, and forget
that you ever thought of me as any
thing else." You shall be brother Roy
from this time forth. Is that agreed
on Roy?'
; 'Yes, since you will have it so he
answered. j
I He understood that it would be
useless for him to urge his suit., Sta
cia always meant what she said. ,
'Let me seal the compact with a
kiss, then she said and kissed him.
; Looking up, after the caress, she
saw John Ashlev's face at his window.
He had seen her kiss Roy, and his
heart was full of keenest pain at the
sight. He thought it. was such a kus
as a woman "gives to) the man she
5
loves, and sighed to think his life
must be barren of such kisses.
That night he was in the parlor
alone, thinking of her, when she came
in. - ;.';.;. . . '! - j
'I have been hunting for you she
said. 'I am lonesome : ! I want some
one to talk to - " j ,
She drew a little stool up to his
feet, and sat down, leaning her head
upon his knee. t .1 j
'Lonesome, are you ? he said, strok
ing her yellow hair getitly. 'Whqre is
Jioy ? He ought to keep you from get
ting lonesome w ; : i
i J don't want to talk to Roy,' she;
answered, f I want you, John. You
don't act as you usedta before jRoy
came. ; I don't have 5'ou all to myself
fork quiet talk. as. I used to.'
- 'You don't miss my compahy,doypu ?'
be saiu, lureauing nis lingers inroug
her tresses In au absent way. lies was
thinking uow . mucn ne should miss
j her when Roy took her away,
' ... fYouknow I miss you sh
e ans-
wereo.'V'A ne to taiK tp ;you Defter
than ;to any one else.' J . i -
'Better than to Roy ?' he ; qucs-
tioned.
'Yes, better; than to Jtoy she aus-
w,ere,.. ' . , : ':S 1 i "V -: .
t (suppose jt js all settfed , between
VOU land ltov;' he. saidl : bv-and-hv .
I J W - - 1 J J y
ureaning me j snence inat nau iaiien
laueu
about ihemf.
.. t
voice
had
K khlm
. -;
u w.aw. m
toucli of pairt in it "It
hurt him to
. - -
talk about losing her. .
xes, it is all settled she answered.
Has he told . vou V. i -
'No; but I saw; yon ;
kiss him in
the garden this afternoon, and I have
known JiqwUt wd: ? be from the
first. I hope yo'mwill beN happy, very
happy, Stacia. It will be hard for me
to give you np ; I shall miss you
more than you can tnmkV .but I am
not selfish enough to try! to keep you,
when
love calls you elsewhere.'
'I
uon't understand you she said,
Iooki
ng up at him in a puzzled way.
'I kissed
T aI J 1... I ...
ixoy in ine garuen, uiu it.
.i .u
that that
doseri't
following
frotn
you
calls
I am
e got to give me lip, or that love
pie away irom vou. It dosen't.
going to stay witli you always,
and be your j Stacia.'
Dhn't you love Roy?' he asked,
lifting her facej up that he might
look into her eyes.
'Yos, I loye Roy ?'; rnd we're going
to be the best of friends. He is broth
er Roy to me, and I am sister Stacia
to him.'
i
sill . t ' ki rnt
And noiuingimorer mere was a
strange eagerness in his voice.
' 'Nothing more she
Iv. L ;
answered soft
he began, and
i asked.
'Stacia, I wonder 'j
stopped suddenly.
'Wonder what ?' si
'No matter he ansjwered, getting
up and going to the ; window, where
he stood looking out
with a shadow on his
nto the
face.
night,
Bi)t I want to know, she said, fol
lowing hin and I jay ing her hand upon
liis arm. 'Tell me, Jo
in
' Wpuld you force
me to tell you
cried, passion
that 1 love you ?' he
ately.! 'That I have been fool enough
to droam that I could make you hap
py ? I Go away, Stacjia, and let me
thiTiklof my t folly, anil try to conquer
it.'
'Is
it folly to love
me ! sue asked,
softly
l lifting her shy
eyes to his. 'Oh
John,! I could be
happier with you
than any one else in
lie world 1'
you could care
: old man cares
'D6 you mean that!
for the old man as th
for you, Stacia? Hav
e you thought of
the yars between usr
'I pnly know love you she said,
and put her hands in his. 'If you
want me. John, why lake me I'
'But' with the old haunting
thought throwing its . shadow in his
face r'l am so much older and sober-
er than vou. Do not take me out of
pity, j$tacia.It is love I want. You
will be in 'wpman-ho3d'8 'prime when
I am a white-haired old man,
'Tllen I will be an old man's dar
lingjshe said softly.' -
And John Ashley bent over and
kissetj her with ; a grcat joy in his
face. She was bis: all his!
MISCELLANEOUS.
. ,: ; :- 1 - t
Kindliness n Beautllier.
A beautiful person is the natural
form Of a beautiful soul. The mind
builds its own house. The soul takes
precedence of the body and shapes
tlie body to ts own likeness. A va
cant mind taked all the meaning out
of the fairest facet There is no sculp
tor like the mind. There is nothing
that so refines, polishes, and ennobles
face and mien as the constant presence
of great thoughts. The man who
livesdn the jregiou of ideas, moon
beams though they be, becomes ideal
ized. There are no arts, no gymnas
tics, which cajuemtributea tithe so
much of thefpignityJ the streugthjthe
ennobliug of a man's looks, as a great
purpose, a high tJetirmiuation, a no
ble principle an unquenchable enthu
siasm.'' Bat 'more powerful still than
any of these as a beajutifier of the per
son is tlie overmastering purpose and
pervading disposition of kindness in
tiie heart. Atiectioii is the organizing
force iu the human constitution. 4 Wo
man is fairer tjian rian because she
has more affectroq than man. Love-
iiness is the outside of love. Kind-
nessr sweetness, good will, a nrevail-
ing desire and determination tn mU
loth
hers happy, make the body a fair
Umple of the Holy.Ghost. The soul
(hU o pure and generous affec-
tions fashions i the features into its
own nnmlin . i;L-anno. it.. I
1IUVUES3. iU 1 IIH HKP I
wnicn ptows in' oti .- nil
wmcii grows in grace and ' blossoms I
infn Invnl mnsn n1.Tl. i. . . 1 .
: m ' t . I
biiuna iv an fr? n nnr oririi
rp. t v . .
Aliere IS nOtUin? On earth Whmh mn 1
quickly transfigures a personality, re-
fines, exalts, irradiates with heaven's
Aivn r i-i:
- 1 ..... " I
ding, prevailing kindness of heart. I
Presbyterian Journal. ...
jjj Aglow 400 Hours. -
fi,
ZJte lane Dur ma which Mr. Ed'utnn',m
Lights Have Burned Without
Losing Lwtre.
Workmen were emnloved in Menln
Park yesterday in further increaaino- th
w ,
number of lamp posts that line the neat
board walk leading from Mr. Ediaon'a
l .i a. a .1 i .. . I
i lawraiory W IDe UeDOI. T IPSA nKW amn
. ... , A. . r I
' I08ts wil1 bo connected with the wire by
i- . ... -
plied with the electric current. Mr.
i v"vn muse uiicsklv buiuuiu!t are sun-
Edison sava that before Innir h will ha
lamps going night and day, all fed
Horn one dynamo machine attached to an
eighty-horse power engine
The lights
new burning necessitate the use of only
tiivo generators, but the dynamo machine
standing in the engine room, it is said,
will supply fourteen generators.
Some of the lights have now been
bpruing about 400 hours. Supposing that
artificial illumination is repuired six
lijoura per day, on an average, it has thus
been demonstrated that these lights would
have remained unimpaired for two months.
Nice tests have shown them to be yet as
bright as when first set np. On several j
occasions iu the last two weeks, how-
ever, the engine haa been stopped for a
short time onco when the supply pump !
for the boilers gave out, aud at other
times . for experimental purposes. At
such times, of course,-the lights cease to
glow. New York Sun, 10th.
ji Old Folks on the Farm.
y 1 f
liThe tenacity with which the veteran
farmers stick to their farms not only, but
to
t he actual work 011 them, is one of the
.ah intfi-oatiitir ani.Wf. fnr ti.M itnnf
niost interesting subjects for the student
of social charactvi istics. A "retired"
farmer, living 011 a small income in a
con u try villiage, with nothing to do but
tti: higgle over his purchases and growl
at the taxes is a proper olyect of pity
Happy the man whose younger kins
iiieu will carry on the old farm, and let
him work or not as he pleases giving
him au easy chair by the warmest corner
of the fire place iu wilder, and a shady
nook on the verandah wherein to nod ov
cr his newspaper and play with his grand
children in Summer. Thrice happy the
good farm wife whose daughter, or daugh
tei's daughter reserves the best groundfloor
room for her, and carries ou the' work
herself all the whilo pleasing "mother,"
with the belief that she is still doing it as
slie did for half-a-hundred years. How
sweet and placid the dear old face, as
sho goes with feeble steps to kitchen and
and dairy "lookin arter things!" She
knows how many chickens there are, and
when the speckled hen ought to come off;
She passes judgment . on the new cow,
and gives that finishing touch to the but
ter which won the first premium at tlio
eojpnty fair so many years ago before
filioin1' ti-!ta Irnnwn in fli. firm ' !ioiir.
Slie "goes to meetin7" with a regularity
that shames her children, and passes
mttitiv iinnn tho Tarrnpr Rinnn or thr niii
of life serenely happy amid accustomed
scenes aud familiar faces. What ' ham -
pored village existence would be so good
for her aa that? It is poor work, trans -
i.i
lililllliuu uiu ticsB. . ,
There is, we think a danger that the
old men on the farm will work too much,
' ... . . ... at
1 no gritty American ; larraer gives up
hard : and in the hurry of work, or from
thoughtlessness of younger men, the old
frames are often overtaxed. Enforced j
idleness is often the beginning of the end !
vith men whose whole lives have been
spent in activities." Rut "taking it easy"
won't hurt them. Make "laying off," and
lighter cares around the Jionse so natural
and easy for them that they will never
know itvs plauned. The younger geu-
eratious should take good care of the
elder, for from the present outlook, it is
doubtful -if grandparents are so plenty
fifty vears hence. Golden Rule.
,mm . .
Many of our readers will remember itev.
Samuel S. Bryant, one of the most eloquent.
superbly endowed Methodist preachers of
the South. His sermons were nne, ana nis
literary lectures and addresses of marked
excellence. This gifted man has just died
in Kansas. His death occured on Decem
ber 28th..We do not know his nativity.
We do not think he was born in this State,
although he was for a Ipng time connected
with the North Carolina Conference, M. E.
Church. South. Wilmington Star.
Kever trust a man for actual. nec
essaries who refuses to promptly, pay
cash for hU luxuriei.
NEWS ITE3IS.
MaJ. Wilson's Eusrineeriii? AVorlr,
-
1 n
t
Wax Cou Cameron saw up "West.
- '- . i ' ... j s .s-."- t.-; -.
-.in
rroa the Dvnam Recorder.)
ij Passing up the narrow valley of
Cnek, the route soon displayed its
rinthine character, lluch as has been
Jim
"' uwuw oeeni
said about the wonders of this ascent noth-1
DA&U MMUb 1.1113 HUDUCrU f II w
: t . . . . . i
iUg uus agiuaitooserrauon can realize it. I
TtiA wnrb fa a An I
of engineering, bold, original; beautifulyet
eminenj practical In eonwption;ln fact
tueonit mode apparently bv which the ele-
vation to be reached tnn1A liv Ivan Ar. I
come. I . , . . -
The irst marveloua feature occur atthe
Round Knob whicb th road encfirlea from 1
the left! AonroachinEr iL hiffh nn in theair I
.!!-- .. . a :'J . " -f- ?
19.0 foor ihA tVi& (nl jm 1 x. I
tie, crossed apparently by V parallel road, j
" " Dim UOVk, 4 MTU A lllllg IrCS- I
Curving sharply to the left, the road crosses I
Jtill Creek on a single archway of granite, I
45 feet above the water with a snan of 40 I
feet. b. V of convict labor, and very J
. -
. i
autiful work it is; their hugging the base
of the Poantaina' following all its recesses
on1 inilantatmni n.oD!n tlonl. -J 1 I
-" F"b miuuuu uit iuuu
formidable mofc nt it im i.ir in ir. I
regula curvatures, crosses Mill Creek again,
encircles Hound Knob, and mounts that I
high trestle which a few minutes before was J
uijju iu tiic an iuvic us, i iii'ii ucuriULT iu
the riht. it Rweena in a tnnWin. mmMri. I
cal cutve round a conical peak with broad
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but irregular base, and comes back airain to
find itself in close proximity to the Round
Knob
track, but far above it. Then again
bearing to the right and winding along the
bases of the hills, and plunirins deen into
the recesses of the coves, it turns again to
the
left, crosses a fill of extraordinary
height, cuts through the point of a steep
slope to formidable depth, curves sharply to
the m again, and then crosses by a trestle,
partljfilled in, a valley which is 130 feet
below the track, and about 200 yards across.
Emerging from this the train halt im-
mediately at the famous Mud-Cut Th
diffic ilties of this spot have not been alto-
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gether exaggerated; only it is grave-error to
regard them as insurmountable. The cut
was made through a soil which ages before
had slipped from the steep mountain face
high, above, and the continuity of loose tex
ture having been broken, gravitation caused
a sidelong settling, and the exevasse which
has occasioned so much delay. About 7
acres thus made their way to the track and
offerbd an apparently endless battle. But
havihgseen the cut m the early stages of
i. a a 1 , .
frnnltlp wfl rannnt fail in un hrtnr miifh nf
the difficulty has lessened.
mi -iL
cut, originally nearly perpendicular, and 60
feet high, is now reduced almost to a level,
and the angle is so small that there is little
pressure. And except occasional delays,
the cut itself has proved an indispensible
mine of earth needed to fill up the adjacent
high trestle which had to be brought from
remote distance. Mai. Wilson will at once
proceed to construct a track around the
point of the mountain below the eut, and
withj a turn-table, escape all further delay
both in the passage of trains, and the pros
ecution of his work.
Some Good Sound Sense.
HOW TO KCIN A PARTY.
If a man like Billy Mahone who has just
j elected to the United States Senate in
I Virginia, differs from you upon a single
question of paying the State Debt, denonce
j,jJ jn unmeasured terms and brand him as
j a Radical in other words, drive him out
of the party-
1
-if you can I If the negroes in
any number vote for him, hold it up as
prima facie evidence that he is a Radical,
a-a cm Um, wwi nkMih vau or KTa
I tried to get these same negroes to vote your
j way and failed to do it.
i haw rn ircr a rv t . ptt
If a man like Billy Mahone differs from
I you upon the local or general questions of
State policy, simply express regret over the
1 difference and labor to convince him he is
i:i..t i.: s x... j : :i a
1 niisiaatsu iu uis views, uui uu ib iu a miiu
and courteous manner, and at the same time
j accord him equally as much honesty of pur -
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1 pose ana party loyally as you proiess w
have. Do not aeek to belittle him, nor de-
nounce him as dishonest, corrupt, &c. In
stcau or iaoorin2 to anve mm out 01 ine
party, labor to Keep mm in it. uive mm
credit for being a good Democrat in all the
it National principles upon which the
parity is founded. Milton Chronicle.
The above allusions to Virginia affairs
may be very applicable next summer to pub
lic matters in North Carolina. There's gc-
in2 to be some amerence among Democrats
abdut spending money by public sppropria-
I tioas and paying salaries to an increased
I number of State office-holders. Charlotte
I Demoert,
According to the opinion of the Supreme
Court of Maine, aa delivered to the Gover
nor ait his request, certificates should not
hate been denied to the members of the
Legislature on account of technical irregu
lariea and defects in the elections and re
turns. There is no doubt of the actual elec
tion f the members to whom the Governor
and Council declined to give certificates,
and public opinion will not tolerate their
Exclusion, when the effect ia to reverse the
political character of the Legislature and
enable the minority, if they choose, to make
theUelvcs permanently a msjorityrtrto-
ion2i6tc$ amUCourur Item.
... . ; ::r.
Senator Bayard's Platform. - j
From Ills Letter to the Newark Jackson Dinner, i
Each one of us, whether in the Senate or
any other place of public trust, -whether ia
public or pnvate life, must do a man's partf
to prove that political duty can be perform4
ed by American citizens in as high, stead
fst and faithful a spirit as though each1
were privy councillor to a monarch and ur4
nv j,.,, , vUUuiwt mguireu marar-,
rounded by all the pride and state of a gov-;
. . . ... ... . . - i
rnment arourary ana limitless in its pow--
m Vf m 1
to denounce any act, executive, legislative!
or judicial, which exercises power not "deles!
gted by the Constitution and laws. Thit
was the old faith and. nrfti f th IW
ocritie ritr. ;.,imbr iii?h fcV nn
aeventy years they administered the afiairal
of the Union with honor, nrosoeritv and'
peace, and the? will do so airain so soon aa!
' ...... - . . - w - - --j
nnr pnnntntnM vAMmSvA tti. f..
lVm t..VUlt.3 l low IUI WD;
tand once more in the ancient pathway
of the Constitution. Let ua prove -that we,
"a that the success of our party at the;
P1Is means a return to constitutional bounds!
. .- - i
ln eTe,7 aepartment of the government, and;
the subordination of every oflicial, high and;
How, to the spirit and letter of the only iu-i
Tkrpmft 11W fit th l&nn Tjt Ttm malr rnr
r --w-.w-..
nartv the recosmized arencv for honest ad-?
ministraUon and wise economies, and the
consequent advancement and honor of our
entire people.
I, f
CCTTrXO THEM Ur.It IS Said that the
Western Medical Colleges have so much dif-j
utu"J in geng suojecw ior oissecuoo,
that they contemplate overcoming all diffi-f
cmues uv an aounaantinppiy trom the ne-
Uro emigrants who are now going into In-; p
diana and Kansas from North Carolina and
other Southern States. The negro cannot';
UTe lonS " iat coralimate, ana the Doc-
tors know t, " henc the prospect of an:
aounuance caa ooaies lortne use oi tne
JieuiCtti vouches oi waiana, Kansas mn
olQer nwerawB . i
lue ueiuueu ireeamen move aiong;
iney want meir "eietons nung uP
J" "1CU1W"4:B CB " w Wf 0
f Cl" Know in" " nara to Scl ine
ies of white men. bnt are confident that thai
black man will farai&h an abundant supply.!
Poor fellows! Charlotte Democrat. j
Rrikt Ttfxvw TtttACTKYjf. Wfthinertn.'
January inst.The anti-Grant fetlirg, pi rtlc-j
ularly in the North, is being felt here in a;
tnarked degree within the past few jdayai .
The Grant men are becoming alarmed. They' -
on Qf Grant if against the better judgment!
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disclaim any intention to force the noraiua-
VI IU Will I Y. , YfCll uu n U VlltU 1VCIUU1I'
I 1 - J
can n uu uaajust arrucu m iu civ, wuv.-
district, says that if Grant is nominated the;
Democrats will almost'certainly carry Ohio.)
Such testimony as this and much of the-
same son, nearu nere lately, uv naving a,
damaging effect on the third term boom.;
Ohio is regarded as essential to Republican
success, and Ohio Republicans are in a situ
ation to make themselves heard. Cincinna
ti Commercial. '
The Cher aw and Sal i bury Railroad ha
be'en completed to within five or six miles
of Wadesboro.
Prof. A. W. Mangura, of Chapel HUl?
writes to the Raleigh Christian Advocated
On the eve of his departure from New York,!
for a tour through Egypt and Palestine,RevJ
Dr. Deems placed in charge of President
Battle and myself the sum of three hundred
dollars, as a memorial fund, to bear the
name of his lamented son, Theodore Deemai
The appropriateness of the gift will be ap-
predated when it is known that Theodore
who fell at Gettysburg, was born at Chaptt
Hill, while his father was a professor in tho
University. 1
The SIaikk Imbkoglio. AugusU, 3Ir-4
Januarv 11. Lewis Barker, on bttialf of Lie :
j client, Ebenezer Sproul, of Veaxie, haa tdJt .
t ached the property of E. F. Pillsbury, of
j the Maine Standard, for libel, based upon aa r
article in tnat paper cnargmg jur. Dproiu
witn oriuery. rersonai service wui oemaaa
I n Mr. Pillaburv to-morrows . ,i
i v r r
I Wilmington Bcriev: Six Sisters of
1 Mercy left this city a few days ago for
I . m At - 1. -1
1 iiicKiry, wuere mey gn 10 ratnutiBu m
J female school. They left here nnder tb
escort of Rev. Mark S. Grow,' of St Thom
as's Catholic church. ! i
. Mrn flrant ta nnntcrl o li iTi'nir uiJ
that the happiest period of herjife
the General's was when they lived .in
Galena "in a anall brick bouse and kepi
one servant . . ' . '! ;.
Sheriff Manning, of Wilmington, do nated
the ten dollars allowed him by lav -for
hanging Allen Mathis, to the paatot 5
of a colored church, for the benefit of hi
charge. J
The Kentucky Senate has decideil hj
a large majority against a bill propoa
ing to admit women to the bar. '
A letter addressed to 14George Swornj"
l iuuiJi VAiuitua, iu iiiieir, it utiu ni 1119
I 0 -.. .1. rt 1: 1.. 1 .. n : .. i...u a '
office. It will go slow until a stamp Js
affixed to it. f j
I The work of placing Memphis in a good
sanitary condition is being pushed to aii
early completion.
1
i Life is put together considerably
liite a set f harness. 1 here are traces
of care, lines of trouble, bits of good
ioriune, ureacues oi go manners,
I i . m I -
hnd led tonnes, ami evcrybodjr- has
; to tug to pull thrtrugh.
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