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70L XII- THIRD SERIES -.i; 8ALISBURY. N. COCTOBER 13;; 1881. r v,. -''O. --
lie Carolina Watchman,
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STABUSIIED IN THE YEAIM832.
-i l- . tmCB, $1 JO IN ADVANCE.
roiTTRACT ADVERTISING RATES.
1 month s in's 3 ms m's It ms
I do.. dO'l
tOTMPIER THE Tltlll I
JOHll S. HDTCHIBSOH,
Italian ani American-MarMe
I . n ark
,lTjJand U a Kiiarantvthat perfect atiifacUon
will fe gircn te the moat exaclini? patron-.
CalUndeXHraineLmy Stock and pricta be
fore porchaains, I l the veI ,ow
.t price. - .
Dfi" n(l ",linia,e" for nr de,lired ork
ill be furni-hed on application, at next door
- I). McNeely'a Store. ,
StlUbury, N. C, March 9, 1881.
1 1 CRAWFORD & CO.
r I PORTABLE
FARM AHD FACTORY
1 sieam imm.
I RIFLE POWDER fflcftc.
is, wapns Vif agons.
i own and Foreign make and
Fro the Finest to the Cheapest.
Bier Belttni, Champion Mower?,
Horse Rakes, &c.
Jan. 6, -1881. ly
l B. Vajcce. W. H. Bailey.
VANCE & BAILEY,
4 CHABLOTTE, . C.
Practice iin Siioreme Court of- the United
Siate, Supreme Court of Is'orili Carolina,
Ffleral Cobrt. and Counties of MeckU nbiirc.
vUrruv Union, Gaston, Knwnn andDavnl-
IraJOflice. two doorA ent of lru!i?n-
Jence Squajre- 33:tf
J.x. mccok le. " theo.t. kluttz.
HcCQHKLE & KLUTTZ,
jATTOftNEYS AND COUNSELORS,
j ! Salisbury, N. C.
.tQOSde on Coum il Street, opposite the
Court Houie. ; 7:6m
L. XI. CLEMENT.
CrUlGE & CLEMENT,
S1LISBURT. X. C.
p iss o. ovsniir,
dTTfaYEY AT LAW)
SALISBURY, N. C.,
tides .in jtfie State and Federal
SALISBURY, N. C
Monuments, Tombs and Gravestones,
-OF EVKItY DKSCKIPTION. f
Being a k.rac,icai marblr-worker, il enables
.eulrne anr piece of work from the
! ( POBTBY. I Home-Made Silk.
A Motlier's Heart. j
A little dreaming, rucIi as mother knoxv;
A little liugci ing over dainty tiling ;
a nappy ueair, wherein lope all agio
Stirs Vke a WrdV at dawir that "wakes
and sings r .
at is all
A little cjasping to her yearning breast ;
AUt ll,d nMr. .rk-.- t '.Li tL..
ami siurre my nower Hie s bitterest raiu
And that is all.
A little spiritrspee"dingrrt
trongli the night;
A little homo
j crown, lonely, dark' ind
A sad heart'gror.ins blindly for thelight; );
-hUI. n.r-'i j
, ' Arid thatls all. ! v4
. ....J .1 f C 1 t v'i i., . .
"e gatiiertits ot.iire;s;lrokrthread j
Wiiie patience ket-iug back
A IieAit that 6in2S:'Thv dar
od keeps us safe through his eternal
And that is all.
i:rove false to a Friend.
Iu love.and id fliepdship be true;
Never prove false to a friend,
So long as he's laitlilul to you.
He may be dishonest a knave
In other's opinions: bnt then :
To you ho is generous and kiud
And one ot the xoblest of men.
Is any man free frpnrejieh fault,'" . ; "tT
' All righteous awl good iu liia waysj
Lives there woman so jierfect on ear tin,
That she Ciinnot bo darned in praise!
Never speak ill iiOJEdend ; ; ; , i
To gogftipers keep close your ears;
Au excellent rule iu tlie iuaiu
Is to credit onc-teiithlbat you hear.
r " ' ' 'J i '
Stand by a friend In dlftrjesn,
" When you kuoW be is really in need ;
What matter if even he'fail,
There is houor lor you iu tiicdeed j"
That one may deceive you 'tis so;
Then his, not yours, the disgrace j
Because we fiudoue Hiari untrue,
Shall we wrong oirj'distrust a whole
- . . -i
Censure a man for.his faultsr 5
Give honor when houor is due ; j
But never prove fa Ik to a friend
So long as he's faithful to you.
The New York correspondent of the
Philadelphia Ledqcr writes ou the 29th
ult. that he has it on good authority that
"the President will decline to accept the
resignation of Attorney Geueral Mc
Veagh or Postmaster Geueral James un
til the Star Route prssecutions are push
ed to a finality. The President assigns
as his reason for this that these gentle
men, having initiated those prosecutions,
it is eminently proper that they should,
iu j u sice to every interest concerned, Con
duct them to the end."
This may be a very great country. It
may be "the laud of the free and the
home of the brave." It niay be the home
of much that is T.oble and good. It cer-.
tainly is the paradise of gamblers. Here
without let or hindrance, men of great
wealth gamble iu stocks, in cotton and
in provisions. The, ill-gotten gaius of
these gamblers exceed all the profits of
honest business in this supposed Chris
tian country. Sparta Iihinrelite.
Oue of our subscriber!, David H.
Witheif pooo, of Hickory, married a Miss
Cotk. Now David must have taken a
sensible view of the' situation, and hits
got him a Cook to cook for him. May he
always have something for her to coot,
is our wish. Catawba Mercury. j
The code commissioners, who hate
been iu session here for' threo days, ad
journed on yesterday. They have about
half finished their work. They will meet
at Salisbury for a ten - days session in
A convention of business men is called
to meet at Cooper Iustitute, New York,
on November 3d, to consider t lie subjeet
of the revision of the tariff. Delegates
are expected to attend representing the
agricultural, commercial and manufactu
ring interest of the Union. ;
Trial of Traik Robbers. Hope,
ArkOctober 1. In tbe examination held
yesterday before the justice's court of the
robbers of the traiu on the Iron Mountain
Raitioad, their identity was established
beyond a doubt by fourteen witnesses.
They were-bound over iu the sum of $3,
000 each to appear before the graud jury;.
Governor Churchill arrived yesterday
Au effort is being made to induce Judge
Young to hold a special circuit court to
secure their conviction aud sentence ira
mediatt.lv. , I
Dame fortune is blind, but her daugh
- - HJ 'Mi l I'l. f
ter Miss Fortunejias her eyes wide open,
and cau easily htv hold of the- wisest of
the ous of men. , '
The Color and Lustre of Youth are restor
ed to faded or gray hair by the use of Par-4
kir i-iHir Ilal8am, a harmless arvwng nign-
f ly esteemed tor its pertunje aaxi puntv
In the firt issue of this paper some ae
couut wasgireu of the movement rigiua
titig with it few spirited and philanthrop-
1 io ladies of Philadelphia for the cnltnre '
I ,.. . . . - ... A .
of fcon and e production of silk fi-
ore. It was intended chiefly to give snit-
able and remnnerative employment to
women and children, and especially to !
those residing in the country where snch
imii1nriniiiti km Ant ii omilv fi.nml !
i the cities. We are lad to learn from
.!. pood ttnt!ior!tv a The T'xiils KecorA
that the enterprise of these ladies is al-i-eady
pVodncing abundant fruit in actual
results. They have set on foot a method
nu-Imtr' till, oil L- from
K0 very nPerior desciip-
than the rciilneto or Vapaneso rau: silk of
the markets, and which consUtates at
foresont the sole sonrcu of anrtnlv for iIia
, ,.P ' " ' " i
... e . e .. , ,
ST? f Vi?0?T?- X?U
1 his American reeled silk is described as
: having the rich orange color of the Ital
tan, and is wholly unlike the harsh over
sized and over-wehted Chiuese. It is a
triumph, which these ladies may be justly
proud, and which vindicates their judg-
ment against very many natural doubts
mid much hesitation on the part of those
who have never steh silk of American
growth. Tlie ladies engaged in this very
commendable and! promising enterprise I
at the head of wlioiu is Mrs. John Lucas
of Philadelphia, I;ave been cordially eu
couraged by the press of the country aud
by none morewaituly than by the jour
nals of Marylaiid,yirginia, the Carol in as,
Georgia and Tennessee. From some of
these States cocoots or silk will be seut
to cTmjete for the prize; so liberally of
fered by St raw bride St Clothier, at the
coming exhibit ot silks to be held at
Philadelphia iu November next. Others
have giveu notice of an intention to ex
hibit at the International Cottou Exposi
tion at Atlanta. Gs. Industrial South.
" Language of Horses.
An "Equestrian Manager" in England
"I have my opinion, founded upon close
and varied observation, that horses can
and do couvey to each other very exact
intelligence by the sounds they produce,
from the proud sonorous neighings of a
full -spirited horse, down to the. whinny
ings and snorting and other little sounds
with which all keepers of horses are fa
miliar. Once, in a long stable containing
twenty stalls iu a row, a horse at o:ieend
was uying. .wear uio otner end was a
horse of a timid disposition, which show
etl marked signs of dread and extreme
nervousness, as though conscious of what
was going on; trembling from head to
foot, and steaming with perspiration. I
feel convinced that what was passingbad
readied this horse, and that being of a
nervous temperament, the poor animal
had been troubled to the painful extent
we had witnessed.
"Another example of a different kind:
It often happened that I was .away from
the company for weeks and mouths at a
stretch, and on some of these occasions I
had to return along the same road by
which the circus was crossing, thus meet
ing the vaiis, oue after the other all down
the line. When yet there was some dis
tance between myself and the nearest
van, my horse would scent or see the
nearest van-horse, and salute him' with a
loud neigh. This would be at once an
swered by the van -horse, which seemed
to pass the sigual to the rear down the
line, where it was takeu up from horse to
horse to the very end, perhaps three
quarters of a mile away. Then, as I rap
idly drove by and met the vans, each
horse would turn toward mine as he pass
ed, greeting him with a friendly aud joy
ous neigh ; apparently holding a shoit
conversation in passing, as though wel
coming each other after a separation.
For it must be noted that.it was only aP
ter loug absduce that such demonstra
tions took place."
An ArPALLixc Prospect, The latest
contribution to Darwinism is a book by
Dr. Paul Jacoby, who reaches conclusions
relative to the perfectibility of human
nature rather at variance with those of
Mr. Herbert Spencer. According to Mr.
Jacoby whenever a member of a family
human or other attains to any remark
able pre-eminence in mental ability, such
a pre eminence is at the expense of pos
terity, aud the family by its ultimate ex
tinction pays the penalty of its temporary
eclat. Extraordinary brain activity is
followed by a corresponding degeueiacy.
The future of humanity, if this view
were the correct oue, would belong to
physical mediocrity, and a poof prospect
is held out to the exceptionally intelli
gent or energetic Dreaming optimists
are warned to expect no line of Homers
or Shakespeare8,but to concede the earth
to-the dull. Ex,
Half a graiu of quinine iu two ounces
of milk produces, no disagreeable taste in
tlie mouth, and. this same quantity half
a graiu) in a glassful of milk .is scarcely
perceptible. .This is an easy. way of ad
ministering qttiuiue to children aud deli-
cate pntieuts who object to the hitter taste
J which it leaves in the mouth, :
f: . u ' i ..... 1:
FOKSIALL OPENEI TEX
Opening Ceremonies Got.
dress of Welcom
F, om tbe Charlotf! numttrr
Atinta, Oct. 5. To-day at
twelve O dock the Atlajta CottOIl
Imposition was formal IV openetl in
",e presence oi aoout lei thousand
visitors. The opening cererjonies were
begun with a most beau ill and fer
vent prayer by Bishop ESot, (Epis
copalian) of Texas, after 4ich Direcs
tor General Kimball, amitjthe great
est entbusiasmjresenUithe huild-
I ,n eloquent speech ; 8cceptea the
: " ' 1 L ' '
Oovernor Vance vrli had ;bcen
Uovernor Vance wlw hau :bcen
. w "leu "'roducKl.a.Kl .poke
! j '
as follows :
The Spauish soldier DeLton, in
the early part of the 13th century,
anxiously sought through j the wilds
of the Floiiilu peninsulafor the foun-
t:im tlint wniiLI rpnnw. vniitU aniT
lwH ;iillf4,r:OI1B. tt'mnn
DljS.)to cut wav tirillirll a1i .1,1,
!s.1I,ti1P,1,w:if!iir.wa f k-
fabjej ,iIs of gold! Bot (lied uith-
out hading the object of ilieir search.
Nevertheless, they tramiled over it
every day; they beheld k wilh their
eyes ; they inhaled it through their
nostrils it was the soil a jut the at
mosphere, fitted to the production of
that womierous plant in whose honor
we have assembled to-day. Better
than the fountain of D;Leon, it re
news the youth of naiiohs ; richer
than the golden hills of DeSoto, its
wealth, annually repealed, 13 inex
haustible. Through its means the
splendors of modern commerce arc
made to surpass the glories of Car
thage, of Tyre and of Venice. The
world is now interested h its growth
from the germ to its maturity, as the
Infant Heir of the Blood i Uoyal to
the Empire of Trade. Tie merchant
in the distant city listens for tidings
of its coming up; the Manufacturer
amid his brick walls aid tall chim-
anxiously ooserve lis uioom :
' i.. i . ii
the re.tle speculator gases upon its j
young bolls ; the. marine, with his
uroau sans- napping itny -iga.nss ms
masts, wans ior us maiurng, anu tne
poor every wiierc pray tor the gentle
shower and the soft suuliglt on which
it feeds, and rejoice at its nfe ingath
ering. Its growth is the itvllicpoeni
of our people; its mature existence is
a system of political econuny. It is
the source of the hoarse slUtit of the
steam engine ; it is the meody of the
soft song of the spindle anc the loom.
Ii is the Fairy of the waterfall it is
warmth, it is cdmf.-rt, it isjieauty. It
is the pritle of our fields,thc source
of our wealth, the lvinjj of our com
mcrce. This day we celebrate, with pa
geantry and rejoicings, thCbcneficent
glories of our Monarch ; atl not only
cotton, but we have brotjrht every
other product of our goody land to
to this fair young city. Oil tobacco,
our bread-grains, rice ; our timbers
and forest products; sugar cane, tropi-
cal iruitsandllowrrs; cal iron, cop-; ,,i to the clemency of the Most
per, silver, gold, corunduti and pre- j HigIl Mav we uot perm;t the feel
cious stones : marble, malachite, mica ! : f hrnthnrhnhd insmrMl hv hlo
from mines opened by tie To 1 tecs a
thousand years before the coming of
Christ; and all Useful aid precious
things from the bosom of the earth or
that grow upon the surfate thereof;
the fruit of our orchard and the
clusters from our vineyards; speci
mens from our infant mmufactuies
To me has been assigned the pleas
ing duty of .welcoming those who
come from distant regions to partici
pate in this graud parliament of in
dustry. We who live by deducing from
Mother Earth thefrabric which clothes
her children, welcome you men of the
West, who, following kindred pur
suits, live by evolving bread from
the fertile bosom of nature.
You, merchants and shippers of
the East and North, we welcome you
to this exhibition of a people whosc
industry furnishes the chief article of
your commerce the principal agent
of your foreign exchange.
You, manufacturers and artisans
of the East, we welcome ypu to this
exhibition of the productions of a
people which assures you that they
cau live and thrive with no other
governmental aid than that which is
given by peace and respect for the
rights of property.
Farmers, merchants, manufactur-
ers, miners, carriers, laboring men
and meu of lettnro. the great arm v of
civilizers and supporters of nrozress
and free government, the men of the
press; strangers and Ioohe-s on ;
countrymen and countrywomen we
welcome voti all. To every one nres-
ent or to come we extend a Southern
weffiiini' ' warm as our sunshine, nnrl
te bid him behold what can be done by
n land whose fields ve e but yester-
. J. - .... - ... - i ?
the maddening wheels of artillery '
whose beasts of burden were swept
avay; by j devastating; armies; whose
noblest sons Were slaughtered in bat
tle; whose homes were burned with
fire; and i whose State governments
nave passed through an era of corrup
tion worse than auarchy. Ve invite
you witli - pride to witness these con
clusive tests .of the genial nature of
oqr climate, tho fertility of our soil,
the energy of our people, the conser
vative vitality iOf.our political institu
tions ; in short, we invite you to see
that we . have renewed our .youth at
the fountain of industry and, found
the lulls of gold in the energies of an
imperishable race. : (
You will reniember, too, .that what
we are in the South is chiefly due to
the almost-unmixed blood of the p re
revolutionary 'settler id 1 these sun
loved wilds. The migration of races
and nationalities which have so large
ly sought the shores of the new world
withih''the last hundred years, has
scarcely touched our borders ; it lias
flowed across the Alleghanies, peopled
the great valley, tnoved along to the
base of the Rocky Mountains and
across their snowy summits, to the
shorcs of the Western sea, marking its
progress everywhere by wealth and
prosperity. The South, too, by this
exhibition of its industries, resources
and capacities, desires to invite a share
of this wealth-giving influx to her
own borders, and will receive gladly
all who will come to her in the name
of labor aud law and free govern
ment. To every human soul, from all the
broad realms of ..Chrjstendom, which
may have one desire to promote the
happiness and stimulate the ororrcss
of our race, which can add oue voice
iu praise of the triumphs of peace, we
6ay welcome! in Qod's name, to the
hearts and homes of this Southern
land ; to the hospitalities of thismost
active and public-spirited of our cities,
whose vigorous growth and rapid de
velopment show that American thrift
and enterprise are confined to no sec
tion. We invite you to learn what
you can of us, of our hopes and fears,
our prejudices and methods of thought,
our systems of action, our desires and
our devotion to a common countrv.
if you can. in all these
t!lin a more pe?ff ct wav; We wi,i
,a(1 ,earn of tbose whosc M
jllgtifies lhem ;u teaching us. We
; woulti ):l(iv leam a lossnn of ind..,.
try from the men of the great North
west; iu thrift nud the arts from the
men of the East ; in business sagacitv,
from the men of the great cities.
I need not remind you, my country
men, that we stand in the shadow of
a great calamity. But verily, the
wrath of man is the praise ol the AI
mighty. The sufferings and death of
the President of the United States
have touched all hearts in this great
laud, and none with a more tender
emotion than those of the South. It
has awakened every feeling of pity
and every sentiment of chivalry iu our
breasts. A common sorrow has made
the American people remember that
they have a common country and the
cold page of history will say that this
re union of estranged hearts is his no
blest monument. In the language of
the old Arabian chroniclers, he has
death ever to perish, aud may the in
, .t . I 1 .
termiuglinghere bear fruit in the time
to come with us aud with our child
ren worthy the citizenship of a free,
Christian republic. May every legit
imate branch of human industry and
every generous passion of the human
soul be stimulated and enlarged by
this exhibition, so honorable to the
great State whose people conceived
and brought it about.
Gov. Vance was followed by Hon.
D. W. Vorhees, of Indiana, whose
speech was repeatedly applauded to
the echo by the immense throng.
A poem by Paul H. Hayne was
then read by Hon4NJ, Hammond,
which was followed by a sublimely
grand hallelujah chorus, composed of
JSOO voices, wilh booming cannon
forming a part of the grand refrain.
Gov. Colquitt then formally de
clared the exposition open, and steam
was turned on the various cngines-on
the grounds by Senators Vance,
Voorhees and Brown.
This the first effort in the South at
an international exposition, is a grand
success, and the results "will justify
the most sanguine expectations of the
projectors, as well as those of the en-
I tire Southern country.
Shocking : A lady of the aesthetic
school went up to a - gentleman at a
swell party and asked, " What is part-
' ing 1" And it happened that just at
j that moment he had come to realize
that Ins suspenders ; were oreaking
and he thought it awful queer that
she should know there was anything
parting, fiut he bluntly answered,
"Mv suspenders, ma am. and then
she screamed .and. titer? was. trouble
in the house,
: By tbe new census . Canada has a
population pf 4,350,533 an increase
of C80,487 in the last decade.
Course of false love: It was a
breach of promise case. Said the de
fendant: X only asked her ifshe
would marry me and he said yes, but
I didn't make any promise to her.'
'You don't seem to a very promising
young manrthatV-a fact,' said his
hononVbut as you raised this young
woman s expectations5, we shall ex
pect you to raise $10,000 also. Call
the next case. J -
. , i , . -i . .
Tennyson can take a worthless
sheet of rta per, and by writing a potm
on it make! it worth $5,090,,: That is
genius. ,Mr. Vandeibilt can write
fewer worcis on a smaller sheet and
make it worth 50,000,000; that is
capital. JV. r. World, And the
united States Government can take
an ounce and a quarter of gold and
stamp upon it an 'Eagle-bird' and
'Twenty Dollars.' That is money.
The mechanic can take the material
worth $50 and make it worth $100.
That is skill. The merchant can take
an article worth 25 cents and sell it
to you for $1.00. That is busineess.
A lady can purchase a comfortable
bonnet for SfO, but prefers to pay
$100 for one, because it is more
stylish. "That is foolishness. The
ditch-digger works Jen hours a day,
and shovels outfthree tons of earth
tr $1. That is lib r. Richmond
One of the heaviest burdens which
the farmers has to bear is that of
maintaining fences to guard the grow
ing crops against the live stock, or, in
other words, to protect himself against
himself, ihe subject has occupied the
attention of agricultural societies and
journals and the public press for
many years, but not until the pres
ent census was taken have there been
reliable data on which to base a cal
culation as to its b( aring upon the gen
eral agricultural interest and its indi
rect influence upon the cheapness of the
farm productions depends the amount
of their exports. The schedules of the
census now in process of compilation
embrace interrogatories respecting the
cost of maintaining and repairing
fences in the year 1879. The returns
are all in, but thus far but eleven
States have been tabulated. The cost
ot maintaining and repairing fences
in these States shows the following
results: Alabama, $1,402,609; Ar
kansas, $1,579,1 4 ; California, $2,
117,441; Colorado, 8316,603; Con
necticut, $643,375; Delaware, $228,
592: Florida. $366,180: Georgia.
$1,825,625; Kansas, $2,687,056 ;
Louisiana, $1,482,121 ; South Caro- !
liua, $917,000. ne nau ianen nown antr-cui nimseu.
In the absence of the statistics McNeal and Tripps are both desper
from North Carolina, we may assume ate rowdies and have been fugitives
that her fences cost about as much as j from justice several times. If ever
those of Georgia, sav $1,750,000 each j there was a case for Judge Lynch, it
year ; equal to more tnan 4U,uuu
bales of cot torn The value of the
sheep, hogs and cattle in North Caro
lina is about $6,500,000. News &
i . i 4A s-r
The wrong: Head.
Uncle Mose went into an Austin
drug store, yesterday
'What has yer dat's good
The druggist took down a large
bottle of salts of ammonia, or some
such stuff, aud told Uncle Mose to
smell. As it was a'free thing, he took
in a healthy inspiration, that took
away his breath. It was ten minutes
before he could talk, and when lie
did say something, it was that he would '
"burst the druggist s head wide open
if he came at him with that bottle
'But how about the headache:
asked the druggist.
'How de debble can I tell until I
goes home and asks de ole 'oman.
She is de cullud pusson what's got de
misery in her head.' Texas Sifting.
Advice to Girls.
Do not estimate the worth of a
young man by his ability to tulk soft
nonsense, nor by the length of his
Do not imagine that an extra rib
bon tied about the neck cau remedy
the defect of a toiled collar and un
If your hinds are browned by
labor, do not envy the lily fingers of
Miss Fuss and leathers, whose
mother works in the kitchen, whilef
the daughter louuges in the parlor.
If a dandy, with a cigar between
his fingers, asks you if smoking is
offensive to you, tell him emphatical
ly, "Yw." The habit should be, even
though the odor may not
- Do not wate your tears on the im
aginary sorrow of Alonzoaud Melts
a, nor the trials of -the dime novel
bet oi ties. Seek rather to alleviate the
woes of the buffw-riug ones of earth.
A Western TTetldlugv
A newly selected justice of the peace
who had been used to drawing np dved,
aud wills and little eh, was called open
in u unit outciai act to marry a couple
who came into hi office very hurriedlr
and told their purpose. He lost no' time
in removing hia hat, and remarked:
"Hats off in the presence of the court."
All being nn covered he said "Hold no'
joor tight hands. You John Marvin do
you solemnly swear that to the best of
your knowledge and belief you take this
yer woman ter have and ter hold her for
yourself, yer heirs, exekyerters, adminis
trators and assigns, for yorirn an their
use and behoof forever." J
"I dq," answered the groom. I
"Yon, Alice Ewer take this yer 'man
for yer husband, tor bey anHer hold for
ever; and yoa do further swear that - you
aro lawfully seized in fee simple, are free
from all incumbrance, and hate good'
right to bargain sell and convey to said
granteeyerself, yer heirs, administrators
and assign cs t" ;
"I do," said the bride, doubtfully.
"Well, John, that'll be about a dollar
V fifty cents."
"Are we married r asked the bride;
"Yes; when the fee comes in."
After some fumbling it was produced
and hauded to the "court," who pocketed
it and coutiuued: v
"Know all men by these presents, that
I, being in good health and of sound and
disposin' mind,iu considcrationof a dollar
'n fifty cents to mo in baud paid, ho
receipt whereof ia hereby acknowledged,
do and by these presents have declared
you man aud wife during good behavior
hand until otherwise ordered by the court."
A Tragedy iu Wilkes. '
On Tuesday Sept. 20, a brutal
murder wasreommitted dn the Jeffer
son road, in Wilkes, about 12 miles
from Wilkesboro. "Bud" McNeal
and Nathan Tripps had been to a still
house and had with them 2 gallons
of whiskey, which they had been
drinking. As they walked along,
they made the determination to "Tiill
the first man they met!" That hap
less person was a Mr. Walker from
Alexander, a hard workiLg man who
was on . his way from Ore Knob
where he had secured a job of work.
After the killing, the two wretches
walked on . their way, and pretty soon
met an acquaintance, and told him
they just met a man and given him
"hell." Walker died in about a
half hour after he was wounded-
(we are unable to learn by- what
means he was wounded.) He leaves
a wife andTthirtecn children. McNeal
and Cresp were arrested, on the next
"ay, and committed to Wilkesooro
jail. Tripps had blood on his shirt,
and explained the fact by saying that
iooks to us as ir tuts were one. iut
law should take its cour e. Lenoir
Prove it by Mother,
While driving along the street one
day last winter iu my sleigh a little
boy six or seven years old asked me
the usual Question. "Please niav I
I answered, "Yes If you arc a good
He climbed into the seligh, and
when I again asked, 'Are you a good
boy V he looked up pleasantly aud
said, "Yes sir."
'Can you prove it ?'
'By whom ?'
'Whv, bv mother said he prompt-
I thought to myself, herr is a lea
son for boys and girls. When a child
feels and knows that mother not only
loves but has confidence in him or
her, and can prove their obedience,
truthfulness and honesty" by mother,
they are pretty safe. That boy will De
a joy to his mother while she lives.
She can trust him out of her sight,
feeling that he will not go into evil. I
do not think he will go to the saloon,
the prize fight or the gambling-house.
Children who have praying mothers
and mother's who have children they
can trust, are blessed indeed.
Boys and girls can you "prove by
mother" that yon are good ! Try to
deserve the confidence of your parents
and everyone else. -
Coxjcrixo Bags. W. A. Pennington
is a tony darkey hailing from Chester,
S. C. He is now iu jail for carryiug con-
ccaled weapons. On his body were fwaad
papers which it is thought are forgeikrf.
But curious to say, eunsvidenug tue fact
that Pennington is a negro of education
and a school teaohor, two conjuring bags, '
as the colored people describe theni, were
found hanging round his neck. . They
contained a number of piece 4 some
rtddi&h root, a dug's tooth, souo stiff
half", protab!y from a horse tail, three
colus Muocked black, nud some sulphur.
Ylien these bay were oueurd up a ne
iiro woman aUutltng by iaul, A1I the
, burglars has the-m ; 1 kuw 'era.
Char. Obit recti
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