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Friday, May 18th. I did not hare time
to go ashore until Wednesday. All com
munication with the shore is by means of
small sfeam launches, which make three
trips per day, and charge the vessel fire
shilliugs a day for their attendance. All
PaMenCer8 ,autl ou magnificent iron
, Caro ia - the surf, and
i iou usuore Oil III BllOUluerS Of naked
Kaffirs. I think the first thing that
attracts oues attention on landing in
Port E., is the great variety of nationali
ties represented on the quay. The pop
ulation is made up of stragglers from the
four quarters of the globe. Swarthy
Arabs from Zanzibar, handsome- Hindoo
men from Bombay and Calcutta, Malay
women from the East Indies, almond
eyed Chinese wild-looking fellows from
the interior and big, strapping, ugly
Zulus aud Kaffirs, are all to be seen here.
I never before saw such a medley. Be
sides those I hare enumerated, I think I
have met representatives from every
country in Europe. Such a lot of
eh niches as there are here! Every Pro-
test ant denomination, Jewish synagogue,
Hidoo mosque, Koinau Catholic cathedral
aud Chinese joss house. The Kaffir lan
guage is very generally spoken, both by
natives aud by the European residents
who pick it up. (I tried to "pick it up"
too, but could not. It is too heavy.) Most
of the newspapers are published in Dutch
and English, as the Boms do not conde
scend to learn any other than their na
I was told that the park was well worth
a visit, aud accordingly started iu that
direction. I met a team coming from the
diamond mines, and stopped to gaze at
the huge wagon drawn by twenty-two
bullocks, driven by a band of wild look
ing natives, their heads decorated with
leathers and their bodies decorated a la
Adam. A little further on I was nearly
run over by a flck of ostriches which
were being driven down to the quay to
be shipped to New Zealand. This caus
ed another gazing delay4 By the time I
got underlay again for the park a crowd
of Parsee women came clattering along
with their wooden sandals, and bright
colored turbans, snowy silken robes and
muffled faces again I had to 'heave to.'
'"The Park" had begun to lose some of
its attractions, but I struck out manfully
aud was beginning to congratulate my
self on escaping further temptation to
loiter, when a party of tiger hunters
came dashing down the street on horse
back. A band of howling, singing Zu
lus in their war paint followed with a
magnificent tiger on a bamboo litter.
That settled it j I saw no park that even
ing. Port E., is a stirring business
town of 14,000 inhabitants. It contains
many buildings larger aud finer than any
in the State of North Carolina, and does
teu times the business of Wilmington.
Its harbor is well, not crowded, All the
fleets iu the world would not be crowded
iu Algoa Bay, but there are always a
great many vessels here of all sizes aud
nationalities. Wool, hides, diamonds,
ostrich feathers, gold, ivory, and lies
about the Zulu war are all shipped from
this port. The imports are everything
imaginable, from locomotives to lucifer
matches. There is a railway running far
up to some indefinite place iu the coun
try. A gentleman told me the name of
it, but was too large to handle conven
iently, and I asked him to have it put up
in packages and sent on board. They
also have street railways. . The cars are
divided into first and second class. They
have gas and water works, several manu
factories and numerous newspapers.
Steamers leave here every week for Eng
land. All mail for this place from Eu
rope is landed at Cape Town, whence 1
there is a mail, per coasting steamer
twice "it week. The postage is rather ex
orbitantsixteen pence per ounce but
for some inexplicable reason this place
does not enjoy the advantages of the pos
May 24th. This is the Queen's birth
day, beautiful, bright and sunny, quite
befitting the character of the good old
lady in whose houor it is celebrated. All
the ships are gaily decorated with flags ;
guns are booming from the U. S. man-of-war.
Boat-races, processions, grand
dinners, and other festivities too numer
ous to mention are the order of the day.
Ou board the Rialto we are working hard,
gettiug the ship ready for the long North
ward voyage. A bran new
steamer, the II a warden Castle arrived at
Cape Town yesterday, having made the
trip from England in niueteen days, in
cluding a stoppage at Madeira and one at
St. Helena. When we get around the
Cape the worst is over. It sometimes
occupies oue-third of the time just going
from here to a few miles west of the
Cape. We did it in forty eight hours
coining out, but the wind always blows
the same way there and alas for the
"homeward hound,7 that way is from W.
to E. The only way to get around from E.
to W. is to make fast sails and drift around
with the current. This, current runs
against the wind as from East to West,
and, strange to say, the harder the wind
blows from the West the stronger the
cui reut runs to the West. This differ
ence of opinion between the wind and
the water is the cause of the frightful
storms and high seas which have made
this Cape such a bugbear.
We could not have desired finer weath
er than we have had here. It has not
rained since we arrived but the dew-fall
is very heavy. The sun shines warm
during the day, but the mornings and
nights are perfectly splendid, and they
call this Winter. It is latitude South,
corresponding to that of Wilmington
June 1st. Yesterday I went to the
ostrich and ostrich feather market.
There were several hundred of the birds
walking quietly around, 'gobbling up1 old
horse shoes, door knobs, broken bottles
and other delicacies. The ostrich market
is not a healty locality for dogs, as the
ostritches seem to take special delight in
making life a burden for those animals.
Sometimes a bird will quietly approach a
dog from the rear, then suddenly reach
down and bite his tail oil'. Again an os
trich, with au innocent expression of
countenance, will walk up to an unsus
pecting canine, eye him mildly for a mo
ment, then wheel around aud trive him a
kick that sends him yelping clear across
the house. Then the dog leaves, hut be also
leaves a good deal of hair, hide, blood aud
canine imprecations behind him. Nearly
all ostriches are treacherous, and many
accidents occur from persons going
among the droves. Even those accus
tomed to them are sometimes attacked.
An ostrich's manner of attacking a man
is to rush suddenly up behind him, knock
him dowu, and trample upou him. In
the same room were long tables covered
with buudles of ostrich feathers. These
are sold at auction and shipped to Eng
land. They generally bring about $75
per pound, but the prices vary greatly,
according to the quality, Tlte feathers of
the tame birds being generally worth twice
as much as those of the wild oues. They
are mostly shipped be steamer, being
packed iu small tin caseseach one con
taining about 1,200 sterling worth of
feathers. I went hunting the other day
with some English captains, and shot a
beautiful little deer called a "bush-bok."
Last Sunday night we had our first rain.
It blew and rained fearfully. Most of our
men were ashore on liberty, aud I had
to take watch from 8 p. m. to 12.30 a. m.
I was soaked through and through iu
spite of my oil skius, and nearly blown
oil' my feet sometimes. Before the rain
came the sand from the deserts around
the town was blown over the harbor un
til the ship's deck was covered an inch or
two deep. Our eyes, ears, noses and
mouths were filled with it, everything we
ate was gritty, and it even got into our
tinnks. About 11 p. in. it commenced to
thunder and lighten. For au hour I was
nearly blinded by the glare of the light
ning and deafeued by the almost incessant
crashes of thunder. We had to let go our
spare anchor and pay out sixty fathoms
more chain cable, and then the old Rial
to tugged and strained al her anchors as
if she would break loose iu spite of us.
On shore considerable damage was done.
Many houses flooded; some standing
ou the side of the hill had their foun
dations washed from under them and
they came rolling down. Great stones
from the-monntaiu sides were washed
dowu into the streets obstructing traffic
We are expecting the U. S. man-of-war
Brooklyn here next week. She is the
flag ship ot the Indian Oceau squadron
and consequently has the Admiral on
board. We have two or three Zulus pu
board working for us. They are dread
fully stupid and have a fearful appetite.
They speak no English aud as 1 neglect
ed my Zulu at school I am uot able to
carry on any very extensive correspon
dence with them. We are loading mo
hair and merino for Liverpool, will take
about a thousand bales of six hundred
pounds each. I suppose we will go from
Liverpool direct to Wilmington.
A True Hero. After the strike ou
Thursday one of the chief operators of
the Western Uuiou here called up the
operator at Culpeper, Va., who is a very
good operator, though gettiuc a small
salary aud long hours of labor, aud
"Will you come to Washingtrn to
work for a salary of $90 per mouth and a
guarantee of five years t"
After making a few dots on the key,
the answer came :
"Judas Isca riot died 1,800 years ago."
General Rosecrans tells this anecdote
about Sunset Cox : "I remember one day
some one on the other side, I forgot his
name, was making a strong pro-Chinese
speech, winding tip something iu this
way : 'The Chinaman is clean, he is tem
perate, he is frugal ; what fault have you
to find with him V Cox piped out, 'He
wears his shirt outside of his .breeches.'
The house was convulsed aud that was
the last of that orator aud his Chinese
Mr. A. M. Booe sowed three bushels of
wheat and threshed out one huudred and
four. S. A. Woodruff sowed one bushel
of extra wheat and threshed out thirty-Qve.-
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The Tale of Riviere's Life and Love.
From the New Orleans Democrat.
Yesterday, intently gazing into a
show window on Canal street, a feeble,
white-li aired old gentleman recalled
memories of a tragedy which, in the
hurly-burly of life, seomlo have pas
sed into oblivion.
In 1841, outside of the city proper,
there was, perhaps, no more delight
ful place of resort than at the Bayou
Bridge. It was par excellence the
great suburban attraction at the time,
and between beating parties on the
waters of the bayou and card reunions
over the tables ol old Barleduc's gam
bling saloon out there, the jeunesse
doree of New Orleuus of that day
managed quite comfortably to while
away many a leisure moment. Possi
bly no two young men enjoyed thequ'ret
hospitality of Barledue more than Al
phonse Riviere and Henri Delagrave;
in fact most of their afternoons were
spent in the dimly lighted saloon of
the old gamester, at whose shrine all
tire curd-loving dement of the city
i j i
Riviere was a flashing fellow of 22,
with a large estate in the parish of St.
Jam"s, and a round account in the
old Uniou bank. He had passed suc
cessfully through the Ecole Polytech
nique iu France aud taken a bout in
Algeria and returned to Louisiana as
accomplished and compauiouable a
geu tiers on as one could wish to chat
with. He was fond of his horses, his
wine and a quiet game of cards. Re
fined in his manner and dignified in
Ifls deportment, he was a warm favor
ite wherever he went, and his entry
into old Barleduc's establishment was
alawys the signal for a cordial greet
ing from all who might be present.
On this particular June afternoon
Riviere, with the activity of a gymnast
leaped from his buggy in front of the
saloon, and throwing the reins to his
negro servant, told him to drive to
tlte shade of the pecan trees iu the
yard. Switching a delicate ivory
headed cane with a nervous, jerky
motion, he crossed the broad '-gallery,
and unannounced entered the gam
bling room. Most of the players
were wrapped in attention to the game,
but one there was who turned his
head at the entrance of the last comer.
This was Delagrave. He felt that a
crisis was at hand, but even with this
knowledge he did not strive to elude
its coming. That morning he had
been accepted as the betrothed lover
of Mine. Celestin, one of the most
beautiful and wealthy widows of the
lower coast, and Riviere, who had
been for the past year her most de
voted admirer, was left to nurse his
disappointment as an unsuccessful
suritor. Riviere had had no hesitancy
in letting the world know that he
wanted to marry the coquettish wid
ow, and further, hey in a very plain
way, gave people the information that
he did not want interlopers paying
their devoirs at the same shrine.
These matters are hard to arrange
exactly as one would wish. One tiuds
much difficulty in closing all avenues
of approach, for love is not unlike
light which the photograper in his
dark room finds bi much difficulty in
keeping out. It steals iu under door?,
through nail holes and even down the
chimney. At least so it had been the
case at Mine. Celestin's, for jealous
and watchful of rivals as ttiviere was,
Delegrave hail made the couquest tin
der the very eyes of the enemy, and
the widow had that day so informed
the unsuccessful suitor.
Riviere was very pale as he ap
proached the group of men around
the table. With the yellow light
6hining through the curtains and his
bloodless appearance, beseemed rath
er a ghastly corpse than a living body,
but there were motion and voice in
him which soon dispelled such an il
lusion. As he neared Dulagrave the latter
turned to confront him, when Riviere,
with a voice that seemed to come from
behind the door of a tomb, said, "Del
agrave, we cannot live on this globe
together ; it is not large enough."
Delagrave, quietly puffing his cig
arette, in a cold and impressive tone
replied: "Yes; you annoy mc it
would be better if you were dead."
Riviere's face flushed, and reaching
forward laid the back of his hand
gently against Delagrave's cheek. The
game was at once iuterrupted. The
slap, which was so light it did not
even crimson the young man's cheek,
was enough to call tor blood, and
leaving the house he sought an inti
mate friend ; to him he opened his
heart. It must be a battle a l'out
rance. Such was the enmity between
himself and Riviere, only a life conld
wipe it out. The old doctor, who had
grown up, it might be said, on the
field, shrugged his shoulders and re
monstrated, but at last acquiesced and
said: "Very well, then; it shall be
to the death."
I Few people knew what smt of a
! party it was driving down the shell
! road bordering Bayou St. John. Two
carriages stopped jnst on the bridge
leading to the island formed there by
th0 bifurcation of the bayou, and four
gentlemen alighted. Saville, a well
known character here forty years, ago,
accompanied Riviere, and Dr. jftoc
quet was with Delagrave. The sec
onds had met previously and arrang
ed everything. Delagrave as he step
ped from the carriage looked furtive
ly around for the cases of pistols, but
seeing none he was a little disconcert
ed. After walking about 100 yards
from the carriages, the party stopped
and the doctor motioned them to ap
proach closer. When they had done
o, he called them by name and said :
"Gentlemen, we have discussed this
matter nearly all of last night, and
both Mr. Saville and myself feel sat
isfied that there is no solution to the
differences between you but the death
of one. The world is so formed that
both cannot live in it at the same time."
The two nodded. "Therefore," the
doctor went on, "we have agreed to
make the arbitrament as fair as is, pos
sible, and let fate decide." He took
out a black morocco case, and from it
produced a pill-box containing four
pellets. "One of these," said he, "con
tains a positively fatal dose of prussic
acio, tne oilier three are harmless.
e have agreed that each shall sal
low two of the pills, and let destiny
decide." Saville inclined his head,
and said, as the representative ol Riv
iere, he agreed.
The two men were pale, almost
bloodless, but not a nerve trembled or
a muscle contracted.
"Gentlemen," said the doctor, "we
will toss for the first pill." 8aville
cried out, "tails," as the glittfring
gold piece revolved in the air. It fell
in a bunch of grass, the blades of
which being separated showed the
coin with the reversed head of the
Goddess of Liberty uppermost. "Mr.
Delagrave, you have the first choice,"
said the doctor.
Reposing in the little box the four
little globes seemed the counterpart of
each other. The closest scrutiny wpuld
not develop the slightest difference.
Nature alone, through the physolpgi
cal alembic of the human stomach,
can tell of their properties. In one
there rests the pall of eternity, the
struggle for life, the failing of sight,
the panorama of years rushing in an
instant through the mind, the science
and peace of sleep for evermore the
cerements, the burial case, the solemn
cortege and the noisome atmosphere
of the grave. All these were contain
ed in one of these little pellets. Del
agrave, having won on the first choice,
stepped forward aud took a pill. With
a calmness which was frigid he placed
it on his tongue aud with a cup of
claret, handed him by the doctor,
washed it down.
"And now, M. Riviere," said the
doctor. Riviere extended his hand
aud took a pill.
Like his opponent he swallowed it.
The two men stood looking one an
other in the face. There was not a
quiver to the eyelid, nor a twitch to a
muscle. Each was thinking of him
self as well as watching his adversa
ry. One iniuute passed. Twojliin
utes passed. Three, four, five. "Now,
gentlemen," said the doctor in solemn
tones, "it is time to make the final
This was the fatal choice. Both
men were ready for the cast of the die.
Saville tossed the gold piece aloft, and
the doctor cried out, "head." "Heads"
it was, and Delagrave took a pill from
the box, leaving only one. "Now,"
said the doctor, "M. Riviere, the re
mainiug one is for you. You will
please swallow them together."
The two men raised their hands at
the same time and deposited the pills
on their tongues and took a draught
One second passed and there was no
movement. Then "Good God !" ex
claimed Riviere, his eyes starting from
their sockets. He turned half around
to the left, raised his hands above his
head and shrieked a long wild shriek
that belated travelers even to this
day say they hear on the shell road
near the island.
He fell prone to the earth, and, save
a nervous contraction of the muscles
of the face, there was no movement.
Delagrave took him by the hand as
he lay on the damp grass, and -said in
a tender voice : "I regret it, but it
was so to be."
The funeral was one of the largest
ever seen in New Orleans, and for
weeks the cafes were agog with the
story of the duel. The beautiful wid
ow, horrified at the affair, would never
see Delagrave afterward, and is now
a happy grandmere on Bayou La
fouche, having married a wealthy
planter two years after the fatal event.
Delagrave, weighed down with the
trials of an unhappy life, wrinkled
and tottering,strolls along Canal street
of warm afternoons, assisted by a negro
servant. Having a bare competency,
he has never actually suffered from
want, but he shows evidence of great
mental anguish. The sight of a pill
box makes him shudder, and the taste
of claret will give him convulsion.
1,000,000 POINDS OF
KLUTTZ & RENDLEMAN'S!
They have just received a new supply of SUMMER GOODS, which they offer very
cheap, with a full assortment of
Dry Goods, Notions, ClothinG,' Purxushing'Qoojis,
Their Stock of Family Groceries is large and complete. They still hare the beet
Flour, Oat Meat Meats, Sugars, Tom, Coffees, Rice, Heal, Br&n, Shorts,
.New Orleans Molasses, Syrups, Pure Lard, &c.
A full assortment of Family Medicines. FRUIT JARS cheap and all kinds.
Table and Glassware, A Good Stock. Agents for Coats' Spool Cotton.
Still have a plenty of Five Cents Tinware. tComc and see us before you buy or
sell, for we will do you good. W. W. Taylor. ) ,
July 4th, 1883. D. J. Bostiah, j Salesmen.
Ou last .Sunday morning about day the
kitchen of Mr. T. 13. Bailey was discov
ered to bo on fire aud before assistance
could be rendered the entire buiidiug
was completely consumed. The origin of
the fire is unknown. Davie Times.
A Nashville dispatch says the jury in
-the case of ex-Treasurer Polk returned a
verdict Wednesday, of embezzlement,
and the penalty was fixed at twenty
years in the penitentiary and a fine to the
full amount of the eiubezzlemeuc.
Chicago, Aug. 3. Lat night
while a man named Besey was on
his way to the train with his three
children, James, Josephine and Chris-
tine, aged respectively ten, twelve
and sixteen years, tne nones oecame
irignteneu ana piungeu inio me river
at polk street bridge, the draw being
open. The hack man and Besey es
caped but the children being cooped
up in the vehicle were drowned. The
horses were all drowned.
A Pkecious Pair. The United
Stales Senate has a committee on
labor who travel about the country
at the govern mert's expense to ex
amine into the condition of the work
ingman. The two leading members
are WoodpUlp Miller, of New York,
and Billy Mahone, of Virgiuia, one a
hidebound monopolists, the other a
shameless repudiator. A precious
pair to be looking out for the inter
ests of the working man. Boston
Chattanooga, Tesn., August 1. To
day, at Sewenee, Tenu., at a meeting of
a convention of the Episcopal Church
consisting of bishops, ministers aud lay
meu from thirteen Southern States, it
was resolved, iu accordauce with a report
of a comotittee consisting of Bishop Ly
man of North Carolina, Bishop Gregg, of
Texas, J. M. Duley, assistant bishop of
Kentucky, H. M. Thompson, nssistant
bishop of Mississippi, and W. C. Wil
liams, Pike Powers and R. H. Footman,
of Georgia, that the geueral convention,
which meets this fall, be memorialized
to establish schools for the education of
colored men who desire to enter the min
istry of this Church aud that all colored
ministers of this Church have equal
rights aud power in all Church councils.
A new process is in the course of in
troduction at the Edgar Thompson Steel
works which will materially lessen the
cost of producing steel rails. Last Jauu
ary the method of rolling the metal as it
came from the converter, instead of put'
ting into pigs aud rcmelting. was put inr
to practice, aud to this is to be added
the soaking pits. In these ingots, as
soon as they are cool enough to leave the
mold, are placed, and by the heat held
within them they are brought to a uni
form degree of heat and rails made with
one heating of the metal. This method
has been successfully used in England,
and will be used here iu the course of six
weeks or two mouths. The saving will
be from $1.50 to $fl75 jer tot. Some of
the Western pspers place the figures at
$5, but they are away out ip their reck-
J. R. KEEN,
Salisbury, N. C.
Apt for PEIENIX IRON WOBKS,
Engines, Bute, Sat ills,
Also, Contractor and Builder.
Ja 85, 'S3. ly
Our Stoct Constantly Replenished.
UNDER THE FIRM NAME OF
PLUHVGK & ftORttt.?.
Wat. J. Plum MR. long known tM the btt
Harney and Saddle Maker whoever did bui
nes in Salisbury, present his compliamm
to old friends aud p:lrons with an iuvitation
to call and see Ids present stock, of new
Harness, Saddles, Collars, Ac. . He warrant
satisfaction to every purchaser of New Stock
and also his repair work. Rates a. low M a
good article-will admit of. Gall and aee
PLUMME2 A MORGAN.
Concord, N. H., August 2". The fol-
lowing is the 41st ballot fr Senator iu
the Legislature which numbers 315, nee
essary for a choice 158 : Rollins I, Stev-
ens 1, Ladd 1, Mai ston ID, Bingham 112,
pike 181. Pike having the majority was
declared elected ; great applause fallow
Loxdox, August 3. The Daily
News asserts that the total number of
deaths from cholera in Egypt so far
has been sixteen thousand. It says
the disease is now less violent. Of
ten men attacked among (he British
troops an average of six survived.
Clearing: the Gardcu of Weeds.
F O. in Country Gentleman.)
Our gardens are pest beds of weeds,
and they need a year's fallow and work
ing to clean them. This thoroughly finos
the ground and la voi s the thorough in
corporation of manure, securing thus a
clean soil with an increase of growth and
a full yield, which can not possibly be
had where weeds are striving for the mas
tery, to say nothing of the labor required
to subdue them, which is a whole season's
work, the same work to Ik repeated each
year. It does not require much manure,
the working of the ioiP favoring eniicli
ment. This does not necessarily deprive the
farmer of a garden. Let him select an
othei piece or ground, :ind put it iu order,
which in readily Uooe by simply plowing
aud tiuing the s.dl and applying what
mauuie is needed. Sod may be treated
sncccMsfully by plowing it as deep as it
will allow iu clay wil, aud il followed by
the subsoil plow all the better, providi .
the subsoil breaks up mellow. Iu Sandy
or alluvial soil deep plowing is all that is
required for working and pulverizing the
soil when rotted. This must be done the
fall previous, aud finished wTth a coat
hmauure, to be ready to work np. nice .
in the spring. If the manure is clea
there will be comparatively little troi
from weeds, as a new phtt is usually fr
from the pest and give better sati-'
lion than the old, the pioduee grov
more healthfully and thriftily, and t
ing the grouud iu excellent conditio
grow other crops.
The Valley .Mutual Life Associate
of Virgiuia stands endorsed by such mw
as Judge A. C. Avery, Rev. C. T. I'aih x
R. T. Gray, aud other ptumluet men ot
this State. Judge Avery sks of it :
"I have held a olicy in 'The Valley
Mutual Life Association' since the fall of
1880, and consider myself fortunate iu
having relied upon its solvency. T je cost
will never amount to more than forty m r
cent, of the premiums eharger-by rrgului
companies ou the same risks."