f0ll XII. THIRD SERIES
SALISBURY, ir. C, SEPTEMBER 22, 1881.
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'Practice a Supreme Court of the United
RttM, Saprcme Court of Isortb Carolina.
rtderal Courtp, and Counties of Mecklenburjt,
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If one could hear, mother Toice agaio,
Aud stand beside his mother's knee again,
t -..-i' And be ngnin a child, ' ' j
Simple and mi!dt , i
Absorbing faith aa earth rect-ivea the nun.
Thus onlj could-he shake "the feeling off
That he has learned too
enoush. - ,
Cold is the air of reason, thongh acrcne
Chill and unsatisfying, though serene,
'Better foriife and deatb
Were simple faith, :l !
Tliat ample evidence of Jthings unseen.
But we have eaten the forbidden fruit.
Nor knew the tree was rotten ai the root.
' DEFERBED ITEMS.
- Crops ia Catawba.
We publish in this isae from the Ral-
eigh,"Ofcrrrer a report of the condition of
crops lit various sections of the State, j Iu
the. main wo presume the report is cor
rect, but the Observer is mistaken in re
gard to Catawba eouuty. So far ns the
wheat crop is concerned the report stands
good, for the wheat throughout the coiin
tv was unusual v cood this summer. The
yield was large aud the quality of grain
superior. It is a great blessing to Onr
section the wheat crop was good, for the
com crop will be distressingly short this
fall. The ridges and highland all oirer
the couuty, Hod especially iu CI i ne'e,
Hickory, liuudy's and Mountain Creek
townships, have been so unusually dry
that corn will be an utter failure, many
fields will notAvernge two bushels to the
acre. Along the Catawba river, Clark's
Creek, Jacob's Fork, Henry's Fork auud
other stryjStnis and sections where the soil
is not susceptible to the drouth, there are
some good fields of corn, but these belong
to citizens who also had good wheat crops
so itjwill be seen that the dry weather
isatl'cetiug a class of people throughput
this county that will sensibly feel it. We
have inquired of citizens coming into
Hickory from the various sections of the
county, and judging from the reports; of
these gentlemen, there will not upon a
whole be halt a crop, and piobably nut a
third of a crop made iu the county. The
cotton crop is equally short. Many; of
the tanners purchased largely ol fer
tilizers expecting to make large crops of
cotton, but in many cases the cotton
fields will not halt pay for the fertilizers
used. The formers are talking a great
deal about gloomy prospects that seem to
await them, aud mauy of them are very
Kei)sibl3ht'ginn!ig.4o economize already.
The tobacco ciop also will be unusually
short this' season, aud notwithstanding
tho shortage it will be almost impossible
for the growers to cure up 'their crops
biightfor the tobacco will necessai ilyj be
cut before it Is properly iualuied hence
t he dillicuity in coloring. The drought
has caused a continual rise in grain aud
all kinds of breadstuff, and if the dry
weather coutinues the value of eatables
will coutioue to increase. Hickory JPriss.
The Press has very accuiately describ
ed the condition and prospects of nearly
all the counties in Westeni North Caroli
na this side the Blue llidgcT The early,
forward corn in rich uplauds uiay uisike
a third or fourth of a crop; but the thin
soiled dry ridges will fail almost to make
fodder. - Rich bottoms are producing fine
ly, but these will uot supply the demand.
Tati.ousvii.le, N. C, Sept. 10, 1881-.
Editor Watchman : The drought still
coutiuues Corn in up land very light, on
bottom land pretty fair. Uatden vegeta
bles, potatoes, fce.f almost a complete
failure. To-day has been a busy day
a nieetiiiff inrthe interest of the States-
ville cc Jefferson Rail Road was largely
atteuded and a good deal of interest in
the enterprise developed. But the subject
which" attracted most attention and de
veloped the most iuterest was the arrival
of Elijah Church, this morning, in charge
of a number of men who hart arrested him
and brought him to this county to deliver
hiiulo the Sheriff of Alexander, there be-
iusr for some t'uae a reward of $300. offer
ed by the Governor of the State for his
apprehension and delivery. He is charged
with the robbery and murder of Miss
Caroline Thompson, and robbing the
house of James Thompson iu Alexander
Countv in June last. Sometime since a
young man named Dockery, charged with
complicity with and knowledge of that
outrage, was arrested and after examina
tion committed to jail, where he has beeu
ever since.' A few days ago he confessed
his beinir engaged with Church in the
robbery at Thompsons and present but
taking po part in the murder : says it Was
done by Church to conceal the knowledge
of the robbery : He also gave nn account
of their movements after the murder, aud
rave snch information as has since led to
finding the clothes worn by himself and
Church, hid out, and which were here ton
the trial lo-day. --
Church had an examination to-day be
fore a magistrate's court where uocKqry
hirt associate was examined by the prose
rutinir attorneys Linney & Jones, and
cross examined by Church himself, lie ijot
lieinsr able to obtain cot nscl the two resi
dent Lawyers being employed by the
prosecution. This preliminary examina
tion satisfies all who heard it that the
right parties are bow in the hands of the
onicers of the law, . r
Excitement is very strong against them
especially Church ; and while no violence
is anticipated yet there is a strong feeling
in favor of close care aud diligence 1 in
their safe keeping as will, prevent any
possible escape jroni me ju&c peuauy;ui
their cj ime. They were both remanded
to jail at tlie cloaeof the examination this
Women are everywhere Ding fttid
recommendimr Parker's . Ginger Tonic,
because they have learned from -expert
neculiar to the sex. Home Jovrnal,
race tlrat it speedily overcomes aespou
dency,' iodigestitHi, pain or weakness in
kidnevs. and other troublti
Au Appeal for Michigan. Sufferers.
" CixcuniATiSept. 12. The following
appeal has, been telegraphed 'from Port
Huron : ' ' - -
"Pout Huhor, Mien., Sept. 12.
" To the American People : - . - . r.
."We bare tornight , returned from the
burnt districts of Huron and Sanilac coun
ties. We have seen the burnt, disfigured
and writhing bodies of men. women and
-children.' Hough board coffins contained
the dead, followed to the grave by a few
blinded, despairing relatives. There are
crowds.. of half starred - people at some of
the stations : asking for bread for their
.families and neighbors. . We l)ear ef mora
than two. hundred victims "already burned,
and more charred and bloated bodies are
daily discovered.- Already , more than fif
teen hundred families are found to be ut
terly destitute and houseless. They huddle
in barns, in school houses .and in their
neighbors' houses, scorched, blinded and
boneless. Some 'still wander half.crazed
around 'the j-nins of &their cabin 'hornet;
vainly seeking their, dead ; some in speech
less agoaj wringing their - hands and
seeking comforts. One thousand people
who, only a week ago, occupied happy,
comfortable homes, are to day houseless
and homeless sufferers. They are hungry
and almost naked when found, and in such
numbers and so widely apart that our best
efforts and greatest resources fail to supply
their immediate wants. Without speedy
aid many will perish and many more will
suffer and become exiles. Our people will
do their utmost for their relief, but all our
resources would fail to meet Iheir necessi
ties. We appeal to the country and gener
osity of the American people. Send help
without delay. , "E. C. Cabltox,
"Mayor of Port Huron and Chairman
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History of Rowan Cocstt. Rev. Jeth-
ro Rumple, of the Presbyterian church of
Salisbury, has collected and had published
in book form, his sketches of Rowan coun
ty, some of which will be remembered as
having appeared in the Carolina Watchman.
The book is entitled "A History of Rowan
County," but contains sketches of many
men and families who belong "to Western
North Carolina.. It is a subject of wonder
how Mr. Rumple, busily occupied as he
has been continually in his ministerial
labors, could have collected so many recon
dite facts, some of them not only interest
ing as family memoirs, but shedding great
light on the general history ot Western
Carolina. Anecdote, incident, reminis
cence and narrative abound in the sketches.
Those who arc at all familiar with Mr. Ruin-
plc's accomplishments in composition will
not be surprised to learn that the style is
graphic and scholarly. Charlotte Obscrter.
While talking about scancity of grain
and starvation, read the following para
graph: "Grain is flowing into Ualtimore so, last
from the V$ that nothing can be done
with it. The wheat there is held largely
for speculative purposes, und cannot bo
inoTed. AH places of storage are filled.
and thousands of ears are standing on the
track which cannot bo unloaded, the el
evators being already crowded.
What ought to be -done with, the men
who hoard grain aud gamble on it when
the people need it at a fair price for bread f
It is bad enough to jramo.e m cotton, out
ylien it cornea to gambling aaaiuna,
mm 1 rt
in tne mmsi oi a ureal umuin. a mw m
some sort should interposeCharlotte
PriEPAKR for a Fresukt. A theory is
advanced, with plnusability, that during
the long continued dry, hot weather, a vast
amount of water has been evaporated from
the ocean and now remains in suspension
in the clouds, aud that at an early day
these clouds will pour out floods of rain,
causiug overflows in uivsrs and creeks.
Hence it is suggested that all corn on low
lands be immediately cut, stalk and all,
and stacked on liijih land, to avoid de
struction by freshets if they should occur.
An old farmer tells us that it will not hurt
the corn to cut the stalk and place it in a
safe place; that the ear will dry just as
well on such cut 'stalk as if it was left
standing where it grew. It would be well
for farmers to consider the suggestion.
Our next legislature must take steps to
protect the State against railroad monop
olies. If railroads running through the
State will persist iu unjust disciiminn
tious against North Carolina towns in
freight rates, the legislature has the pow
er and it should be its pleasure, as well
as duty, to protect the trade of the State.
Jay Gould controls 11,714 miles of
railway, representing a capital of $64G,
500,000, exclusive of 1,200 miles of rail
road in Mexico.
How the ApostIes Died.
Peter was.cruciSed at Rome, and at his
own request, with his head downward.
Andrew was crucified by being bound to
a cross with cords, on which he hung two
davs, exhorting the people until he died.
James the Great was beheaded by order
of Herod, of Jerusalem.
James the Less was thrown from a high
pinnacle, then stoned, and finally killed
with a fuller's club.
- Philip was bound and hanged against a
Bartholomew was flayed to death by
command of a barbarous king.
Matthew was killed by a halbert.
Thomas, while at prayer, was shot with
a shower of lances, and afterward run
through the body with a lance.
Simon was crucified.
Thaddeus was cruelly put to death.
The manner of Matthias' death is uncer
tain. One says he was stoned, then be
headed ; another says he was crucified.
Judas Iscariot fell and his bowels gushed
John died a natural death.
Paul was beheaded by order of Nero.
The amount of taxable property in Geor
gia has increased within the last year from
$13,000,000 to $15,000,000. Tha Governor
has. in conseauence. issued bis order for
deereAjdnv the rate of taxation half ccnt(Croj their public servants. Richmond
les than last year. - Cti-ti Adfvente,
i- a -
; ;IIe-;wlip would acquire fame
riot ahuW; himself afraid ofjeens
. No padlock,' holts or bars can secure
a "maiden so well as her owjn reserve. .
onie,Pjcople are like blotters. .The
rnoreLimpresstous thejr deceive the
cloudier heyjjecome. j . '
It is better to be. laughed at than .
ruined r better to have a wife who,
like Martial's Mamurra, cheapens ev
erything and btija uothing, than to
be impoverished by one whose vanity
will purchase, every thing 4 but whose
pride will cheapen .nothing. .
Geo.liee is 6afd to; ha.ye asked a
straggler whom he found eating green
pcrstnimons if lie djd not tknow. they
were uufif lor footl."lWhot eating
them' for food, General' jreplied the
maul ."I'm eating them to draw up
my stomach to fit my rations.
We hate some persons because we
do not know them; and wc will not
kuow them because we hate them.
Those friendships that succeed to such
aversions are usually firm for those
qualities must be sterling that could
not only gain our hearts, but conquor
A newspaper agent, being told by
an old lady that-it was no use to sub
scribe for the papers, as Mother Ship
ton said the world was coming to an
end this year, said : "But won't you
want to read an account of the whole
affair as .soon as it is over?" "That I
will, answered the old lady : and she
The Philadelphia Bulletin says :
"Here's a positive fact that occurred
in one of the public schools in this
city recently : A small boy was asked
to name some part of his own body.
He thought a moment and then repli
ed : "Bowels which arc five in num
ber a, e, i, o and u, and sometimes
w aud y.' "
How quickly we forget the rules of
arithmetic as learned in school, is
shown in the fact that a prominent
dry goods merchant in Boston work
ed half an hour on the following pro
position, and failed to give an answer:
If four men build a wall five feet high
in four days, how long will it take six
men to build a wall e;ght feet high in
The story is told of a canny Scot,
who, having recently lost his wife,
war receiving the commiserations of a
friend. "You have had a great trial,
Mr. Campbell." "Yes sir, you may
tvll snv flint." was the renlv. Ami
1 " J 1
, . , , , ak lf ,)is
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head : "Not only was it a great trial,
but let me tell you, a matter of rarra
On Jauuary 1, 1881, the number of
journals and periodical publications
in France, amounted to z,yb, out ot
which number. Paris claimed 1,316,
and the provinces 1,652. I Liberty of
the press does not exist in k ranee, and
every journal which treats of politics
or social economy deposits a certain
sum as caution money in the treasury
of the State $4,800 for a daily pub
lished in Paris and $3,600 for a week
ly journal. The provincial journals
pay a little less,
The following is stated i as the cost
of some celebrated modern buildings
in Europe, reduced to American dol
lars : The Paris Grand Opera House,
S8.000.000 : the Paris Hotel de Ville,
$8,000,000 ; the Paris Post Office, $6
000,000 ; the Brussels Palais de Beaux
Arts, 600,000; the Brussels Palais
de Justice, 88,000,000: the Loudon
House of Parliament, $17,500,000;
the London Foreign Office, 2,750,
000; the London Law Courts, exclu
sive of special fitting and not yet
Kino, the balloonist, has started
from Minneapolis, Minnesota. On the
12th the balloon was cut loose and off
it went at twenty-five miles an hour.
"Its occupants were Prof. King,
Charles M. Feye, of the Minneapolis,
Tritium; C. I. Nicholas, of the Chi
cago Times; V. Greemcr, of the N.
Y. Herald; E. K. Johnson, of the St.
Paul Pioneer Press, and Winslow
Upton, of the United States Signal
Service. A very large crowd wit
nessed the ascension. A Southern
trip is iu view, we'believe.
"I visited the house of a friend of mine
in Toledo the other day, who had a family
of seven children. He had a wage of $1.50
a dav, bringing him, in a year, an income
of $450. I asked him how- much he paid
for the clothing of his taroily. He said
$100 at least. I told him he ; could have
bought these clothes in' Canada for $75. I
demonstrated to him that he paid in a year
nearly $200 more for articles required by
himself and famHy than they could have
been purchased for in Canada. ' I told him
that this was the nefarious result of a pro
tective tariff.Vanlr H. Euro.
It was a law in.'Sparta that the citizen
who was indifferent to the Commonwealth,
and took no care as to the character of its
rulers, should be driven bqt of the State.
Kext to the Church, the Government
onpht to have the deepest concern of all
iniod meu. Under our system the. people
i . , . r . a, .
Replevying: a Wife.
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A Kind cLxK8uit Supposed to be Obsolete
' j ' in Michigan.
I (Saginaw Evening News.) '
.Recently Dell Wright, of Otsego coun
ty married a young daughter of A. M.
Randolph, of the same place, under cir
cumstances which were very unsatisfac
tory to the young lady. She claimed to
have been forced into the marriage by Mr.
Wright and his friends, and iu less than
au hour after the ceremony was perform
ed the young bride struck out for her fa-
ther'shouse.declaringjthat she would never
live with her husband. The husband was
naturally much chagriued at the prospec
tive failure of his. wedded life and songht
legal advice from an attorney at Gay lord.
Alter uuIyrconsideriM -the case the jit;
torney-Jinj Andrews by name advfsed
the husband to replevin the wayward
life. Accordingly the two men proceed
ed to a justice of the peace, where Au
drews filled out the necessary blanks.
The husbaudmadeoath to them, swearing
among other things that the young wife
was of the value of $100, aud did uot ex
ceed that value, the proper goods chattels
and property of Dell Wright, the plaintiff
iu the suit; thaLsho was unlawfully de
tained from his possession by A. M. Ran
dolph, her father, aud that said Dell
Wright was then entitled to the posses
sion of her; that the said woman had not I
been taken for any tax, assessment or
fiuc, etc., accordiug to tho usual form for !
affidavits in the reuleviu of uronertv.
The justice issued his writ and it was
properly delivered to the under-sheriff of
the couuty, who at once proceeded to the
father's house, where he fouud the "chat
tel" described iu his writ of replevin.
The officer commanded Mr. Randolph .iu
the "name of the countv of Otaeeo. Mi-.li-
igan, by virtue of the office of the under-
sheriff thereof, to surrender the wife of
Dell Wright." Alter cousiderable re
monstrance on the part of the young wife
and her father, the officer seized "ih
property named and duly delivered it to
Mr. Wright, twenty miles distant from
whore he made the seizure, and received
his fees, amounting to $18. Whereupon
Mrs. Wright informed her better half
that she was free born and half white and
was going home, and started again for
her father's house on foot. She was re
ceipt urej on the way by the officer, but
managed agaiu to escape, and finally
leached; her father's house once more.
Not content with her escape she has em
ployed Messrs. Holdeu & Hendrick, of
this city, to bring action against the un
der sheriff, justice and attorney for$l.,
000 damages, and will probably com
mence action agaiust Mr. Wright either
for divorce or to annul the marriage,
on the grounds of his unduly persuadiug
her to marry him against her will, etc.
The Methodist Ecumenical Confer
ence. London, September -13. The
Methodist Ecnmenial Conference to-day
expressed strong feeling agaiust the
Methodists sending their children to Ro
niish schools. On the subject of "Skcp
ticism Mr. Todd, of Philadelphia, said
that skeptical science was a great enemy
of the church.
The confercuce strongly condemned
theatres and dancing, Messrs Diffen and
Buckley, Americans, speaking iu support
of these opinions. Mr. Peck advocated
religious entertainments as a counter at
traction. A motion condeniuing the opium
trade was introduced, but was referred
to the business committee at tho sugges
tion of Mr. Peck, because it coutained
words censuring the British government.
A motion recommending legislation
against the sale of liquor on Sunday will
More of Marvin. Dr. J, D. Button,
physician of the Auburu ( Y.) peniten
tiary, has written a letter to the sheriff
of Richmond, Va., giving his expeiieuce
with Thomas A. Marvin now nnder ar
rest for bigamy, and forgery, and who, it
is claimed, served a term in the Auburu
penitentiary. Dr. Button says: "Du
ring twelve years' experience at this pris
on no convict was ever known of cqnal
ability nt feigning all tho forms of disease
or insanity. He was au expert in all
kinds of deception ; but his first failure
at his entrance here rendered all his ef
forts futile." It is said that the identifi
cation of Marvin as the man who mar
ried Miss Turpin, of Richmond, is now
TnE Petroleum Wells Failing.
The most recent statistics of the petrole
um product of Pennsylvania show a fall
ing offduriug the month of July last and
for a number of months preceding as
compared with corresponding periods of
lastyear. Stowell's Petroleum Reporter, of
Augnst 23, expresses tho opinion that a
turning point has been reached, and that
in future the production will not be like
ly to exceed the demand, as has been the
An Alfred, Maine, man was di
vorced after living with his wife
twenty years, and married a young
chit, but not living hazily with her-he
was agaiu divorced, and has gone
ba k to i first principles and mar
ried his jriginal wife.
North Carolina at the Atlanta Ex- f
Hon. Montford McGehee, Commis
sioner of Agriculture, ia busily engag
ed in receiving specimens of our pro
ducts for exhibition at Atlanta next
month. We will give- in a day or
two a list of some of the more impor
tant articles. The display is to-be
a splendid one, by far the best North
Carolina has ever made abroad, and
it is sure to attract marked attention.
The officers of the Department of Ag
riculture are untiring in their efforts
to make tho exhibit in all respects
worthy of the State.
Prof. W. C. Kerr, State Geologist,
will make an exhibit of our miueral
resources, ect., under the control and-j
direction of the Department of Agri
eultnre. Iu conversation with Prof.
"Kerr yesterday, we learned that he
will take to Atlanta the choicest spec
imens our of-beautiful and extensive
museum of metalic ores, marbles, val
uable earths, marls and woods. The
minerals from the museum are already
packed ready for shipment, and will
soon be sent. The building at Atlan
ta is to be fiirshed by the 26th of the
present month. The specimen woods
in the museum, about 60 varieties, are
leing packed. A day or two since 11
species peculiar to the country beyond
the llue Kidirc were received from
Waynesville, Haywood county. Years
ago Prof. Kerr had a complete collec
tion of our JNorth Carolina woods. It
as taken to Vienna aud left there.
There arc) in this State about 100
species of wood. News-Observer.
A Smart Young1 Woman.
Says tho Visalia (Cal.) Delta: A
young man in the neighborhood had
taken up one hundred and sixty acres
of land, built a house upon it, a barn,
bored wells, duj ditches, sowed it iu
all spent hundreds of dollars upon it.
happened to be a dry season, and the
crop failed. He became discouraged.
and otlered his claim at a sacrifice. A
young lady gave him one hundred
dollars for his righl,,title and iuterest
in the land and everything on it.
She let it lie. She need do nothing
more. She sold the insufficient crop
for hog feed. The liWs rooted and
scattered it. The winter rains caraci
and with them came the volunteer
crop, which matured and has recently
been cut, yielding twelve bushels per
acre on one hundred aud twelve acres.
She will clear at least 1,500. besides
having the land and the improve
ments. The Best Farm Horses.
The Philadelphia Farmer says
"Years ago when a faster horse than
what then existed wa3 desirable, there
was reason in the attempts to improve
the speed of the animal, but there is
hardly a doubt that the good farmer
has been nearly altogether lost sight
of in the de3ire to get horses of great
speed. The best farm horse is the
strong horse, the one that can step
out lively, and has endurance to go
through a day's work without great
fatigue. The business of raising fast
horses is altogether distinct from the
a a .' A "W .
business ot the farmer. It is a source
of excitement to 6ee a horse race, but
when a farmer thinks the horse he
sees racing is the one he ought to
have on his farm he makes a mistake.
The heavy Norman horse wouhjLbe
more profitable than the oue that was
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Tlie Cincinnati Commercial's penny
subscription for C. A. Cook, who
knocked down a man because the lat
ter expressed joy at the shooting of
the President, have amounted to over
S700. The Commercial says: "The
fine and costs of Captain Cook have
been paid, and he has received from
us $150 in gold. We have purchased
a heavy American gold watch and
chain, the case of which is being man
u fact u red according to special direc
tions. The cost will be about lo
The rest of the money weshall invest
iu four-per-cent bonds of the denom
ination of $100, pending any margin
of funds in cash.
A Large Blast. A big blast was
fired iu the line of a new railway at
the upper end of Shell Rock, twlcve
miles above the Cascades, Columbia
River, Oregon. Chambers had been
run into the cliff from nearly opposite
sides, and charged with fourteen
thotisaud pounds of powder. Ihe
cliff was of basalt, projecting into the
river, above which it stood, at the
height of about one hundred and fif
ty feet. The extent of its base was
about two hundred feet, and the later
al depth of rock which it was desired
to move was seventy-five to eighty
feet. About forty thousand cubic
yards of rock was blown off into the
When the distillery at HarnxU
burgs, Ky., was burned, lately, ti e
beer flowed into the river near by and
killed thousands of fish.
A question has arisen whether the
Government should pay the bilht of
the Doctors who attend on President
Garfkldor whether Mr. Garfield U
XJghtfully the person to pay his own
Doctor's bill. The Government con
tracts to pay the .President a certain
salary, and furnishes htm a house and
furniture without contract ; but ' it
did not contract to pay for medical
services. If Governor Jarvis was
sick, or wounded, would the State be
liable for Ins Doctor's bill ? It might
be paid by specifcl Resolution of the
Legislature; and the President's bill
may be paid by .special Resolution of
Congress. It is stated that the bills,
of the physicians attending the Presi
dent uow-amount to about $100,000.
The people would dot give $100.-
000 for the entire batch of doctor's at
a public sale. A swindle of the neo
pie in connection with, this sad case
will change the drift of their feelings.
. A Famous Miser.
Vandille, a remarkable French jni-
ser, was at one time Mayor of- Bou-
i .i . . i i . . .
ugiie, anu wuiie in mat position part
y maintained himself by being milk
ester general at the market. Whih
munching a scrap of bread he would,
partake ot gratuitous draughts. . He
always traveled to Paris on foot, and,
fearful lest he should be robbed, took
good care never to have more than
three pence iu his pocket: if he needl
ed more money, he begged on the
roaa. uy sucn methods, and lending
money to the French government, he
maue a lortune of 850,000, sprung
roui a single SUlliing. r
During the very cold winter of 1834,
ie found it necessary to Purchase
some extra fuel, and endeavored to
beat down the wood me reliant, in his
price. The man drove off. and Van
dille stole a few logs from the back of
the cart. In hastening flWAV With
them, he became overheated and con- .
traded a bad fever.;; He sent fcr the
surgeon, telling him Ire wanted to be
bled. As the surgeon charged half a
livre, which he thought was too much.
a barber was called in, who agreed to
open a vein lor threepence.
".but friend " said the cautious mi
ser, "how often will it be requisite to
"Three times," replied the -barber.
"Three times! And, pray, what
quantity of blood do you intendo
take from me at each opperation?"
"About eight ounces each time."
That will.be ninepence; too much 1
too much !. I know a cheaper way ;
take the whole twenty-four ounces at
once, and that will save me sixpence."
He saved his sixpence, but lost his
1 i fe. Exchange.
The manufacture of artificial ice
promises to be one of the treat South
ern industries of the future. The New
Orleans Ice Factory Company can
now produce 45.000 tons ier annum,
and they can deliver to consumers
blocks of one hundred pounds or
more of fine ice. It is claimed that
manufactured ice is superior to Northerns-ice,
and it can be furnished so
cheaply that it controls the New Or
leans market against Northern ice.
Christ took your nature, and came
into your place, to justifiy you ; he
took possession of your heart, to sanc
tify you ; he advocates your cause be
fore God the "Father, to comfort you;
he reigns on the throne, to command
you ; he will come again to judge you
God can make you happy in the
world, with the world, or without the
world ; but never expect that any
thing, or any one, can make you hap
py but the Lord. If you would be
happy yourself,- endeavor to. honor
Christ and make others happy ; this
is the direct road.
Cotton is pouring in now. The re
ceipts at all the ports are large. This is
cutting down prices. There waT a far
ther decline yesterda. Netf d: Obserrer.
Wo learned yesterday tlrat a telegram
had been received here stating that the
Boston capitalists who are interested in
the Midland and North Carolina had
made a contract for tho iron. The pre
liminary survey line from PJttsboro to
Raleigh has been completed. The sur
vey is made at this end to a point very
near the fair ground. Maps of this route
are now being prepared. News tt Obsw
Some darkies have sensible ideas about
things in general. Yesterday a negro
making some sly investigations as to the
contents of another African's dinner buck'
et, whereupon tho owner of the backet
delivered,-in an oracular voice, this opin
ion : "Dat's jus' what gits niggers in de
pen; dey talks too much au' haudlea
things too speedily. If dey would look
ou more aud do less handliu' dere would
be more votin' next election." 3Tc its &
Cultivation of hops Afather whip
ping his iou.
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