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"HE AND SHE,
she'ia dead !" they said to him, " come away ; f
, kiss her and leave her thy love la clay if f
TheyJBmoothed her tresses or dark brfrwn hair,
On hr forehead of stone they laid it iair ;
Over er eyes that gazed too much v
Tbey:drew the lids with a gentle touch.
. with" tender touch they closed up well ; ,
: Theweet, thin lips that had secrets to tell.
Ahout her brow and beautiful face , j 7 4 ;
Thejftfwlhef veil and her marriage lace, v I
? And n her bosom they crossed her hands ;"- j
!o4e away, they said, " God understands," j
' And they neM their breath till they left the room
' .'With a shudder to glance at its stillness & gloom.
But h Who loved her too well to dread'. f V
The sweet, the stately, the teautUuI dead
Jit his lamp and took the key , "; . i '
- And turned It alone again he and she - h
' He aid she ; yetshe would not smile, 1 , J
Though he called her the name she loved erewhlle.
He a$d she ; still she. did not move " C
To any one passionate whisper of love.
Theji he said ! ' .
j coldTlps and breasts without breath ;
Is there no voice, no language of death ?
7 Dumb to the ear and still to the sense, y I '
put to heart and soul distinct, Intense T 1
See now I will listen wltn soul, not ear : .
Wh&t was the secret of dying, dear ? 1
. Wasltthe lnllhite wonder of all
That you ever could let life's flower fall T
Or was It a greater marvel to feel 1
Thc perfect cahn over the agony steal ?
Was the miracle greater to fl nd how deep
Beyond all dreams sank downward that sleep T.
Did life roll bock Its records, dear, 1 .
And show, as thev say It does pa.st4,hlngs clear f
And iras It the Innermost heart" of the blisa
Tofld out so what'a wisdom love 1st '.
0 peilect dead 1 , O dead most dear t i v
1 holl the breathof my soul to hear,
Ther must be pleasure In dying, sweet,
To make you so placid from head to feet !
t I wodld tell you darling. If . 1 were dead, '
t And ftwere your hot tears upon my brow sned
I wof id say tnough the Angel of Death had laid ;
Hlsslvord on my lips to keep It unsaid.
You ihpuld not ask vainly with streaming eyes, ;
Whlcnof all deaths Is the chief est surprise,
The fery strangest and suddenest thing
Of all the surprises that dying must bring.''
Ab.f foolish world 1 O most kipd dead 1
Though he UM me, who will believe it was said,
.V? ho'aft lU believe that he heard kjer say,
With? the sweet, soft voice. In the dear old way,
Th utmost wonder Is this I hear.
And fee you, and love yon, and kiss yon, dear,
. And km your angel, who was your bride.
And know that, though dead, I have never died."
HOt; WE TOOK IN SUMMER
1 BOABDERS. ! '
1 Last summer, as the days grew hot,
Josiuli grew fearfully cros8. And his
worst spells would come on him, as he
would come from Jonesville. 1
an old friend of his'n,
Jake I Mandogood by nana, was a
takln; In boarders, and makiu7 money
by them, and I s'pose, from what I
learned afterwards,, that he kep a
throWin them boarders into Josiah's
face, fend say in' if it wuzn't for his
I wife, I lie could ; make jest j as much
:raoeri ; Jake Mandagood had heerd
me talk tn the subject time and agin.
For thy feelings about summer board
ers, ahcl (akin of 'era in, had always
j been oast jron. I wouldn't take 'em
in, I iad allers said.
: Josiah, liku other pardners of Ins
sect, is very fond of havin
own tray ; and he is also very fond of
j makiu' money and I s'pose j that was
j whatfmade him so fearfully cross U
! me jButl was skairt mos t(M3eath;
seein him come home lookin' so mau-
ger, and Grosser than any bear out of
a circus. , j- i .
Thinks I to myself 1 'Mebby, he is
enjoyln' poor health.' And then
; thinks I: 'Mebby he lis bickslidin',
or mebby .Iie is backslid L
And one day, I Bays to him; says I ;
Josiah Allen, what! is t ic ! matter
withou? Yoii; don't act like the
same;rman you did several weeks ago.
I am goin to steep you up
nip, and thoroughwort, and
see if it
won't, make you feel better, and some
boneset.' ; . - J
M pn't want none1 of yo lr boneset
and catnep', says he, impatient-like
ihenays I, in -still more
anxiolis tones, 'if it 'tain't your health
that iVa sufferin,' is it yur morals?
Vo they feel totterin' Josiah ? TelH
yur plrdner1 ' ', .
'Myraorals feel all jrlght
-Say i.I anxiously : 'Ifyu
joymg poor health, Jpsiah
moral! feel firm, why is
there such a
uuange in yur mean I says
meanjlou't seem no 1 more
mean it used to be, than if
I ed to Inother man.' ; ,
iiutj instead of answenu; my affec
tionate arguments, he jumped'up, and
started for the barn.
And, qh! how fearfully! fearfully
cross lie wuz, for the next seyeraldays.
Finally, at the breakfast table, one
morning, I says to him, inj tones that
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would be replied to : '
, you are carrying
; something on yur mind.'
:ijf finely: Vur mind hatu't
enough to carry it. You must and
shall let ynr pardner help you 1'
J. Seeih' I wuz immoveably sot onto
me aeierminaiion 10 maue mm x.eii,
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he up and told met all about it.
Sajs he : 'Summer boarders is what
ails me: I want to take 'em in :
' And then he went on to tell how
awfully he wuz a iankerin' after 'em.
Now, he knew, piles and piles of
money wus to be made of it and
what awful pretty business it wus, too.
Nothin' but fun. to take 'em in 1 Any
body could take sights and sights of
comfort with 'emj Ue said Manda
good said so.-And it was so dreadful
profitable, Uof Jltnd ie up and tojd
him all the time, that,j if it ivusn't for
me, he could make jest as much mon
ey as he chose. ; f j . " .-
Mandagood knew well how I felt
on the subjecL He khew well Ijwus
principled, against it, and sot. I don't
like Mandagood. Ho niisuses his
wife in the wurst way. Works j her
down almost to skin and bone. They
don't live happy together at all. He
is always envious of anybody 'that
lives pleasant and agreeable with their
pardners, and loves to break it up.
And I shall always believe that it
wus one great reason iwhy he twjtted
Josiah so. .And, for j Mandagood to
keep at him all the time, and throw
them" boarders in his j face, it aint no
wonder to me that Josiah felt hurt.
Josiah went on, from half to three
quarters of an Jiour, a plead in' with
me, and a bringin' up arumeols, to
prove out what a beautiful business
it wus, and hownwful: happily inland
finally, says he, witlra sad and melan
choly look : 1 J
'I don't want to say a word to turn
yur mind, Samantha j.but, I will say
this, that the idee "that I can'i take
boarders in, is a wearin' on me; it is
a wearin' on me so that I don't know
but it will wear me completely out.'
I didn't say nothin'; but I felt
stranger and curious. ; I knew that
companion wus a man of small heft
I knew it wouldn't take near so much
to wear him out as it would a heftier
a man and the agony that I see
printed on his eyebrows, seemed to
pierce clear to my very heart. But, I
didn't say nothin. --
I see how fearful! he wus a suffer
in'and my aSectioni for that man. is
like an oxes, as has1 often been re
marked. ! ! ; ,
And, oh 1 what a wild commotion
began to go on insidfi of me, between
my principles and affections. j
As I have- remarked and said, I
wus principled againsttakiu' summer
boarders. I had seen 'em took in.
time and timn again and seen the ef
fects of it. As I had said, audi said
it camly, that boarders' wus a moth.
X had said and I had weighed my
words (as it were), as I said it that
when a woman done her own house
work, it wus all she ort to do, to take
care of her own men: folks, and house
and housen-stuff. And hired girls,, I
wus immovably sot against, from my
Home seemed to me to be a peaces
ful haven, jest large
baris, my bark and
enough forj two
And when- foreign
schooners, (to fol-
low up my timely)! sailed inj
generally proved ! in the end
ships of war, pirate fleets, steeliu'j hap-
iness and case, and runnin' up the
death's head of our lost joyat the
But, I am a eppispdin'; and a wan-
derin' pff into fields; of poesy ; and to
resume, and go on. j Any female wo-
man who has got a .beloved pardner,
and also a heart inside of her; breast
bones. nows how the conflict ended.
I yielded and give in. And that ve
ry day, Josiah weni and engaged 'em.
He had heetd ofl'era from Manda
good. They were boarders that -Man
dagood had had,; the summer before,
and they had applied to him for board
agin ; but, he told Josiah, that he
would give 'em up to him ; he said
he wouldn't be selfish and on-neigh
borly, he would give 'em up
'Why said Josiah, as he was a tel-
lin' it over to me, 'Mandagood acted
fairly, and wus tickled at the I idee of
given 'era tip to me1. - There hain't a
selfish hair in Jake
Mandagood s hair
Bui a .liail.
I thought it looked : kinder queer,
to-thiuk tljat Mandagood should act
so. awful willin'; to give them board
ers np to Josiah and j me, knowin, as
I did, that he was as selfish as the
common run of mcn if not sel fisher.
Bnt,"I didn't tell my thoughts; No,
I didn't say a wprd. j Neither did -1
say a word when . he said there wus
four. children in thejfamilyrthat wus
a comin'. No, I held firm, fhejob
wus undertodk by me for the savin'
of my pardner. I had undertook it
in a martyr way, almost John Roger's
way, and I wusn't gbin' to spile the
job by murmurin's and complainin's.
"But, eh ! how animated Josiah Al
leu wus that day after he had. come
back from encragin' of 'em. His an-
petite all-came backlpbwerfully, !HeJ
eat a fearful dinner.'! His restlessness
and "oneasyness, had (disappeared j and
his affectionate demeanor all returned.
He would ha.ve acted spoony if he had
had so much as a cru mb of encourage
ment from me. But I didn't encour
age him. There wtjs a loftiness and
majesty in my means, Realised by my
principles), that almost awed him.s I
looked first rate, and acted so.
Aud, Josiah Allen, as I have said,
how hilarious he wus. He wus goin'
to make so much money by 'era.
Says he, 'Besides tie happiness we
shall enjoy with em. the almost per-
i ' x t 1 . . 1 1 f 1 1 1 i
iect diss, jest ininK 01 lour dollars
apiece for the children.' "
.Lerame see says he, dreamily.
'Twice four is eight, and no orts (o
carry, four times two is eight, and
eight is sixteen sixteen dollars a
week 1 Why, Samantha', says he, 'that
will support us, hain't no need of our
ever liftih our fingers agin, if we can
only keep them with us, always.'
'Who is goin' to dook and wait on
era?' says j I, almost coldly. Not
real cold, but sort o' cool ish-1 ike. For
hain't one, when -ji tacle a cross,
to go carryin along jgroanin' and cry
in' out loud, all thej way. No, if I
can't carry it along,! without makiu'
too much fuss, I'll drop it and tacle
another one. So. as I say. mv tone
wusn't frigid ; but sort o' cool-like.
Who'll wait on 'em ?' says I.
'Get a girl, get two girls,' says Jo
siah, says he : 'Think. of sixteen dol
lars a week; You cau keep a variety
of hired girls, you can, on that. Be
sides the pure happiness we are goin'
to enjoy with 'em, we can have any
thing we want. . Thank fortune, Sa
mantha, we have now got a compe
'Wal,' says I, in the same coolish
tones, or pretty nigh the same, 'time
will tell.' : - I
Wal, they come on a Friday mor-
nin', on the five o'clock train. Josi
ah had to meet 'em jto the depot, and
he felt so afraid that he should miss
'em, and somebody else would under?
mind him, and get 'em as boarders,
that he Wus up aqut three o'clock,
and went out and milked by candle
light, so's to be sure to be there in
And I had to get up and cook his
breakfast before daylight, feel in' life
ajbol, too, for he had kept awake all
night, a-most, a-walkia' 'round the
house,- a-looin' at the clocit. to
see what time it wus; and. if he said
to me once he said thirty times duriu'
the night. - '
'It would be jest my luc, to have
some body -get iu ahead of me to the
cars and undermind me at the last
minute, and get 'em away from us.'
Says I, in a dry tone not so dry
as I had used sometimes, but dryish :
'I guess there won't be no danger,
Wal, at about a quarter to seven,
he driv' up with a tall, waspish
lookin' woman anl four -children ;
the man, they said,wouldu't be there
till Saturday night. I thought the
woman had a singular I00Z; to her ; I
thought so when I first sot my eyes
on her. And the .oldest boy about
thirteenears old,he looked awAil
curious. I thought, to myself, as they
walked up to the liouse, side by side
that I never in my hull life, seed a
waspisher and more spindliner look
in' woman, and a curiouser. stranger
lookin boy; The three children that
come along behind jj'eni . seemed to be
pretty 'much of a; size, and looked
healthy, and full of a witchcraft,' as
we found ' afterwards, they indeed
wus.""-: . I- - .
Wal, II had a hard tussle of it
through - the day,to cook for 'em.
Their apjpeties wus tremendous, 'spe
cial lyvtbt woman am
They wuzn'thealtby appetites, I could
see lhat in!a" Lrainute heir eyes
Would lookj i holler-and hungry and
they" 1 would look voraciously at the
empty,; jdeep dishes and r tureens
after, they had eat 'inal-; emptyeat
enough for ; four men. fe v y
' Why, it did beat alH Josiab look
ed at me. in silent vOnder and dis-r
may, as he sees the vittlcs disappear
befor that -. woman and boy. ' The
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other three (children eat about as com
mon healthy children do; about twice
what j Josiah and imedid. But there
wuzn't nothin' mysterious about 'em.
But, thai woman and BTir that' was
the biggest boy's name they made
curious; curiouser than I
had ever folt. For. truly, I thought
to mj'self, if their legs and arras
hain't holler, how do they hold it?
It wus, to me, a new and interest
in' spectacle, to be studied over, and
philospohized upon ; but, tu Josiah, it
wus a canker, as I see the very first
meal. I could see, by the looks of
his face, that them two appetites of
theiru was 'sumthin' he hadn't reck-!
oned, and calculated on ; and I could!
see, plain, bavin' watched the chances;
of my com pan ion's face, as clese as
astronetpers watch the moon, I could;
see them two appetites of theiru wus!
a wariu'ion him.
Wal, I thought niebby they'er kinder;
starved out, comin' right from a city
board in house, and a few of inyj
good meals would quell 'em down.!
But, no; instead of growin' lighter
them two appetites of therin seemed,
if possible, to grow consumer and;
cousnmer, though I cooked lavish and!
profuse, as T always did. They de-j
voured everything before 'em, and
looked hungry at the plates and table
And I Josiah looked on in porfectj
agy I kneAV. (He is very close.)!
But, he ! dind't say nothin'. And it
seemed so awfully mysterious to me
that I would get perfectly -lost, anc
by the side of myself, a-reasoniu' and!
philosophiziu' on it, whether theirj
legs wus holler, how could tliey walk-
'round 'on 'em ; and if. they wuzn't;
holler, where the vitttes went to. j
'Willj they never stop eaten?' said
Josiah, and he cot madder,e very day
He vowed he would charge extra.
It wus after we went to bed, thai
he said this. But I told him to talk
low ; for her room was just over ours
and says I, in a low but firm axent:
'Don't you do no such a thing, Jo
siah Allen. Do you realize . how i
would look. What a sound it wouli
make in community ? You agreed to
take 'em for four dollars and they'd
call it mean.'
'Wal;!' lie hollered out. 'Do you
s'pose I, am goin' to board people for
nothin' ? I took men. and wimmin
and children to board. I didn't agree
to board f elephants and rhinoceroses
and hippotamuses and whales and
seaserpents. And I won't neither, un
less I have my pay for it ; it wuzn
in the bill.
'Do you keep still, Josiah Allen,' I
whispered. 'She'll hear you callin
her a sea-serpent.'
'Let her hear me. I say, again, it
wuzn't in the bill.' He hollered this
out louder than ever, I 'spose he
meant it ' wuzn't in the bargain; but
he was nearly delirious. He is clos4
T nan,t denv it i'npiirlv tlaht.
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But, jest at that minute, before PL
I could) say a word, we heard an awj
ful noise, right over our heads. It
sounded as if the hull roof had fell
Says Josiah, leaping out of bedj
'The cliirabley has fell in.'.
'No I' says I, folleriu' hinr; 'it
And we both started up staire on
I sent him back from the head of
the stairs, howsomever: Tor iii tli
awful fright, he hadn't realized his
condition, and wuzn't dressed.
waited j lor him, at the top of tli
stairwry ; I dassent go in. He hur
ried his clothes, and went i on ahead,
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and there she lay ; there Miss Dapks
the floor, iu a ; historical
Josiati, thinking she was dead,' ran
in and ketched her up, and went
put her, on the bed ; and she, just as
they will iu historicl, clawed right
in to his hair, and tore out most all
he had on the nigh side. Then she
struck him a 'fearful blow on the off
eyemade it black and blue for a
week. She didn't know what she was
about. She wuzn't to blame, though
the hair wus a great loss to him, and
and I won'Meny it Wal, We stood
over her most all night, to keep the
breath of life in her. Atij.the oldest
I boy beiu' skairt; it brought on some
fits he was in the habit of bavin', a
sort of fallin' fits. He'd fall any where;
he fell onto Josiah twice that night
almost " knocked him down: he wus
awful large to 'his age. ; Dredful big
and fot. It stems as if there was
sumthin' wrong about his heft, it wus
so uncommon hefty, 'for a boy of r his
age. He looked bloated; His eyes,
which was a pale blue, seemed to be
kinder sot back into his head, and his
cheeks stood out below, somethin' like
baloons. And his month wus kinder
open a good deal of the time, as if it
was hard worlf lor mm to breathe.
He breathed thick and wheezy, dread
ful oncom for table. His complexion
wus bad too ; sallow, and sort o' tal
lery lookin'.' He acted dredful lazy,
and heavy at the best of times, and
in them fits, he seemed to be as heavy
'Wal, that was the third night af
ter they got there ; and from that
night, as long as they staid, she had
the historicks, frequent and violent.
Bill had his fallin' fits, and you
wouldn't believe, unless you see, how
many things that boy broke, in fall
in' on 'em in them fits. It beat all
how unfortunate he wus. They al
ways come onto him unexpected, and
it seemed as if they always come onto
him while. wus in front of sumthin' to
smash all to bits. I can't begin to tell
you how many things he destroyed,
jest by them fits; finally I says to
Josiah, one day, says I :
'Did you ever see, Josiah Allen,
anybody so unlucky as that boy is in
his fits : seems as if he'll break every
thing in the house, if it goes on.'
Says he : 'It's a pity he don't break
his cussed neck
I don't know as I wus ever more
tried -with Josiah Allen than I wus
then, or ever give him a firmer, elo-
quenttr lecture against swearin'. But,
in my heart I couldn't help pityin'
him, for I knew Bill had just fell on
to seme tomato-plants, of a extry
kind, that Josiah had bought at great
expense, and sot out, and broke 'em
off short. And it was only the day
before that Ire fell as he was looking
at the colt. It was only a week old
but was an uncommon nice one, and
Josiah thought his eyes of it; and
Bill wus admirin' of it; there wuzn't
nothin' ugly about him ; but, a fit
come on and he fell right onto the
colt, and the colt not expectin' of it,
and -being entirely unprepared, fell
flat down, and the boy on it. And
the colt jest lived, that is all. Josiah
says it never would be wort 11 any
thing ; he thinks it broke- 4untbiu'
But I must finish, at another time.
I've told how-we took in I boarders.
You begin to see, perhaps, that they
'took Us in.'
THE BIG RAILROAD SUIT,
TO THE PEOPLE OF NORTH CAROLINA.? ?
One Thomas D. Carter has filed ft coin
plaiut iu a suit began in the Federal Court
at Greensboro seeking to establish the
ownership of the Western North Caroli
na Railroad in which complaint he alleges
all mauuer of fraud, collusion and wrong
doiucr. from the execution of the niort
gage iu 1870, to its foreclesure aud sale
of the road to the State in J875. As he
had made ine a party defendant, aloDg
with thirty-throe other persons auu cor
porations, notwithstanding lie had pro
cured a synopsis of his slaudcrous charges
to be published in two, newspapers,
maintained silence, content to answer
him before the tribuual he had choseu.
But. not satisfied with the effect of this
Droceedimr. he seeks now to farther his
uaruoscs by an address 'to the public," in.
panjpiiiec iorm, wmcu is a reuusu ui his
coraplaiut with more slander and thrcaU
and while throwing out hi vile charges
aud insinuations against many gentle
men of known probity, he is especially
slanderous and scurrilous as to myself.
It is such a peculiar way to conduct a
lawsuit that he feels it necessary to apol
ogize in the-outset by pretending that
there are "influences" at work against
him, which are to be counteracted, 1 sup
pose by the threats made in the latter
part of his "address." lie aims to pro
voke notice and a paper warfare, m which j
he so much delights.
.If I were willing to ignore this man
and his efforts so far as they might af- '
feet ine personnally, I cannot be silent
when such effort is intended to injure the
-vtnhli iiitoroaf:. In niilpr to 1:mlHr the
State's title to the railroad he must slan-
der me and others. Thia bold bad man
is tmart whether be "looks wise or not.
plish his ends. 5 Conscious of the disad
vantage any decent man labors nmlor .fn
a conflict with such a character, I am im-
pcueu dj a sense or duty to myself and
the public alike to ask the indulgeuee of
that public to make a brief statement in
feply to the charges referred toj f
I legislature in March 1871, hear
ing the condition of theRond and its debt,
passed an Act to remove the then Board
of Directors and appoint another. This
new Board placed me in charse of the
company's affairs with instructions to se
cure the . renewal of . the
York for which the mortgage bonds had
been hypothicaced as security, with such
extension of time as would prevent a sale
of the bonds before the next General As
sembly COUld know the nosition of nffciira
and had opportunity te arrange for, the
uiwecuoa ei tut property This I- sac
ceeded in doing by puyment ef the usury
in the contract as -oricinali
endoning the notes ittdividuallu. The'min-
uico ui. uie uireccory iovr tuat the
Board were kept fully informed. An ex
traordinary meeting of trie Stockholders
was called and a reoort of affair mail t.
them." A Committee of i the Direntnrv
waited upon the General Assembly, with
printed memorials. informW that bud v f
tlie peril, and beseeching relief. The an
swer was, 4iThe State will do no more.
If any party will take the road and fiuish
it, let it go." Bat I was iudividnallv en.
dorser for abont two hundred aud thirty
thousand dollars. The bonds could be
sold and bought in by the holders of the
notes at a nominal price leaving uy bal
ance they, might choose to exhaust me.
indiug no symnathv in the Lpfrial.itnrn
and the notes falling due with notice of
s&io soon to take place I accepted Mr.
Simontou's tender of aid to secure a re
newal, by which 1 escaned nnntiter en-
dossement of the tater. The interest
was the same the coiuuauv had been nav-
ing, the collaterals were he same. The
time was short, but it was more than v. e
had without. I nromntlv nriviafil tlm
Board of what I had done, there was
nothing else we could do.
1-was grateful to Mr. Simonton for ex-
tricatiug me from my embarrasmeut, but
I did not. know till afterwards that ho
Had any interest in the matter, iu fact H
oeueve uis contract with the parties in
New York was a subsequent arrange
ment. However that may be, I had no
interest in it or him beyond the moral ob
ligation to see that the man who lent his
money was not defrauded.
I. . IT. . .
About this time Mr. McAden turned
up at New York assertiusr that he owned
the road by virtue of a Sheriff's deed,
and that the bowls were worthless because
of the invalidity of the mortaaae. Mr.
McAden being a North Carolinian. Mr.
Sibley, perhaps very naturally, suspected
coll usion between McAden aud myself or
Simonton whereas I had never before
heard such a suggestion. The matter at
once became a struggle between Sibley
and McAden, and then it was that I came
home and solicited the stock from differ
ent stockholders which at-the request of
jsimonton, i placed iu Sibley's hands to
hold, till his debt was adjusted, as an
earnest that there was no purpose to
swindle him, by the company. There was
no sale ot the stock. The stockholders
hae consecutirely represented it since,
until recently most of them have sold, at
least I have, for one.
Mr. Sibley finally legan his action to
foreclose the mortgage as his remedy to
get Ins money,. Mr. McAden claiming
the mortgage to be invalid aud he the
owner of the property. The 5oard of
Directors passed a resolution that they
would co operation with Sibley for mutu-
ai protection., i jisucu tne lioara to ap
point some other member to act as man
aging Director in the conduct of this liti
gatiou and John I. Shaver was selected.
1 he ilovrcrton Board were likewise mado
parties by the Court and they were to
contest the mortgage. I placed myself
in the hands or Hon. 13. S. Gaither as my
attorney and asked Mm to draw such an
answer for mo as I could swear to. J
merely stated the truth. I know; uoth
ing about the employment of Col. Gai
titer by other parties. There is certainly
nothing here like collusion with McAden
as is charged by Carter. And just here
it may be remarked that whatever may
have been the expectations of Sibley and
Simonton, so far from realizing a fortune
out of the Western N. C. Railroad, tiey
actually lost thirty-five thousand dollars
is witnessed by a Judgment ra the Fed
eral Court iu Sibley's favor against Sim
onton Estate for half that amount. And
Simonton being insolvent, if I were i
partner, why did not Sibley sue me 1 Be
sides Simoutbn sworo I had no interest
in it. "
This brings me down to the charge I
"procured myself to be elected to the
Legislature in 1874, and manipulated the
Bill through that body for the purchase
Lof the road by the State." This is too
' . A .. . A W T ' 1 A-
coiuemptioie to notice. uowever, it is a
fact that this act stopped litigation, secu
red'the completion of the road, aud sav
ed the stockholders something, gave em
ployment to the State convicts, and the
State now has half a million of good six
per cent bonds on the property for her
interest. This is what Carter seeks to
destroy. I know uot.hingof thedistribu
tion of the bonds paid by the State for
the property at the foreclosure sale. I
only felt interested to know that the
State got a good title, as provided in the
act the only debt I had was for salary
and borrowed money which was not se
cured and remains unpaid I -
It remains for me to declare ray readi
ness toviudicatetheJutegiityof my every
act in relation to tlioW. N. C. Railroad in
the Courts or elsewhere, and it is not
needful forme to deny any m"ortat dread
of freebooters or blackmailers, come from
whence they may. . Sam'i. McD TJlte.
The other side : "Is this the front of
the Capitol P asked a newly arrived
stranger of an Austin darkey. "No sah j
dis heah side in front am de rear. If yer
want ter see de front yer must go around
dar behind on de udder side i j
It is worth Temerabenng that nobody en
joys the nicest surroundings if in bad healtlu
There are mserable people about ; to-day
with one foot in the grave, when a Iwttle ot
Parker's Ginger-Tonic would do them more
good than all the doctors and medicines
thev have ever tried. Sec adv. w ' , '
A Homo OompanypSeohiafj;
Term policiti.written on D'weliinfgs! r .
, Premiums payable Ono-half cash and btl
aact in twelve ue&ths.;l' 4-.tfna'4 ; ,i
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experience under first-Clasq wbrkmeu la T
all the newest and J modern y kfes, and
that the workmanship iseqnaLU any "of
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of respect which we pay to llie, memory -of
departed friends.) V n i r-
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attorneys, Oounalorf . I
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