Ul XV. third sesies
SALISBURY. K. C. MAT 15,1834.
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(Every other Saturday.
I lately talked with one irho strove,
To nhow that all my way was dim,
That his alone the road to Heaven;
And thus it wa I answered him:
"Strike not the staff I hold away,
Yon canoot give mo yours, dear friend;
Up the steep hill oar paths are set
In different ways, to one sure end.
"What, though with eagle glance upfixed
Ou heights beyond our mortal ken,
You t lead the broad sure stones of Faith
More firmly than do weaker men.
"To each according to his strength;
But as we leave the plains below
Let us carve out a wider stair,
A broader pathway through the snow.
"And when upon the golden crest
We stand at last together, freed
From mists that circle round the base,
And clouds that but obscure our creed,
cloud which men cill night. Now the
j modest island unveils itself and, like
the coquet isli Senoritas who dwell
among its hills and dales, comes shy-
ly forth in the mystic gloaming to
I meet the admiring gaze of strangers.
I Its volcanic origin is clearly evidenc
ed ly the jagged and and serrated ap
pearance of its mountains. This harsh
I feature is effectually toned down by
its high state of cultivation. The
whole island is tesselated with geo
metrically precise green fields, each
surrounded by a wall of lava, like an
enormous mosaic of emerald and jet.
The island rises in abrupt precipices
from the water ami over these fall
numerous cascades, which from this
distance look like silver threads
shimmering iu the last rays of the
sinking sun. In the east end of is
land rises the symmetrical cone of
Have wander'd wide apart, dear friend,
Jo pathway can be wholly wrong
That leads unto one perfect end."
DANISH BARQUE IS I ALTO,
On Voyage from Wilmington, N. C,
Towards Trieste, Austria.
FOR THE TWENTY YEARS during which we
have been selling and manufacturing Fertilizers, we have
made toe Tomcco Crop the subject of special study and ex
tensive experiments, with the object of making the best pos
sible Fertilizer for that crp, without regard to analyses or
book valuations. The relative value of the different fer
tilizing materials has been studied in the Plant-Bed, in
the Field, in the Barn, and in the Salesroom. Our
is the product of the information and skill gained in this
continuous effort to improve, and we oiler if with great con
fidence as being the
VERY BEST FERTILIZER FOR BRIGHT TOBACCO
yet made. Crops raised with it bring the highest
average prices in all the markets of Virginia and
'We shall perceive that though our steps Fico Passo 3040 feet high. There
: is a range 01 mountains running in a
westerly direction and terminating
near the centre of the island, culled
Serra Agoa de Pao, 2700 feet high
then a stretch of low, fertile plain,
and on the extreme western end a
group of mountains ranging from
2000 to 2770 feet. Pico de Cruz,
forming an amphitheatre, in the midst
of which two miles distant from the
sea and 1800 feet above k, lies Lagoa
Grand, crystal clearv and unfathoma
ble deep. The whole island is rent
by those frightful convulsions thro
which it has passed into deep chasms
or canons, on the sides of some of
which '.he black, rugged lava is still
exposed. In the bottoms of these
narrow valleys nestle numerous little
white houses, from many of which
now arise thin spirals of blue smoke
which indicate that the humble Por
tugee is preparing his frugal evening
meal of fricassed garlic and castor
With the last rays of the sun a gen
tle breeze arose and we must hasten
Darkness as thick and black
as "free lunch coffee" has fallen from
the wings of night and the island lies
outlined against the sky like a Titan
ic silhouette. Not a light is visible
except the faithful light-house on
Cape Arnel which sends its clear
beams far out to us In the darkness
which broods over the face of nature's
(2o be Continued.)
We4use nothing in its manufacture but materials of the
highest grade, which are known to be specially adapted to
this crop. We use no fiery ammoniates, ground leather,
horn, hoof, shoddy, or wvcl waste, or other inferior or in
jurious arnmoniates. '
ALLISON & ADDISON, Manufacturers, -
J&'FOE SALE by Agents at alt points in the Tobacco-Growing
Sections of Virginia and North Carolina.
-VLLKX BROWN Aont for the Above, Also
STAR BRAND GUANO for Cotton, Cora, &c.
r?OIlEKS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TOi
PACE'S WAREHOUSE !
UNION STREET, - DANVILLE, V A.
Is noil- opened and ready for business. We have
one of the LARGEST and most COMPLETE
F0 THE S ALE OF LEAP TOBACCO.
in the hest leaf market in the United States.
A Ti-idl I All W e AkIc.
i-"" Prompt returns and close 1
personal attention to consignments.'
CKRKSloNDEX( K SOLICITED
Pace Bros. & Co.
Frtire Dealer Upholsterer,
FINE WALNUT SOITS, -
?S3SkS fra Wipfi Mattrfissfis 17.50
PAR I. Oil
SUITS, 35 to $100
CHEAP BEDS, $2.SO. FINE LINE OF CARPETS.
MachinesWeed and Hartford. ..,
ACTIVE AXD I.'trr.LLIfiEXT AGEXTS in every town
..,,.1 .....f. tn ooll mi. 1'ilPlTf.AR NRW HOOKS . rifl V A M T T V
Minister, teachers and others, whose time is not fully occupied, will And it to their interest
Til nn-i . ' , ' MUU UIUTII, HUWV k 1 1 .... .o U
, ,.,.'n'1 w,t" u. To farmers sons iind other vonnsr men imtcomins? on the field of motion, this
urm. 2 -crs avinr uilv.mtnir-s, Wn n s s, mean of ma'.insr money and of self eulture. Write for special
u. F. Joj:;,so. 4b CO., 1,013 Slain Strtct, Bichiuoud, V.
I shall always remember with de
light that I was once the means of
making an Azorean perspire. One
beautiful bright Sunday morning iu
August we were lying becalmed be
tween the islands of Corvo and
Flores, the most northwesterly of
the group. We were on a long wear
isome voyage, and the sight of these
beautiful green islands sleeping on
the bright blue vaters was indeed
refreshing to the eyes. When men
have been revelling on salt horse and
wrought iron biscuit for ninety days
or so, they yearn for something more
substantial than a feast of the optics.
The knowledge that these ocean gems
abounded in tropical fruits without
being able to do anything more than ; away.
he on eight miles in the broiling sun
and look at them was rather too
much after the Tantalus style to be
endured. Accordingly, in the hope
of attracting a bum-boat, I set our
colors, forgetful of the international
maritime regulation which prohibits
vessels showing their colors when off
a port unless desiring official assis
tance. Shortly after hoisting our fl ig
we discovered through our glasses, a
liny 'boat pull off from Flores and
head towards us. Wc rejoiced in our
hearts and "got away with" a quan
tity of fruit in our imagination. Af
ter two or three hours had elapsed I
was surrmoned on deck by the an
nouncement that the boat was along
side. I went, steeling my heart
for an exciting argument with the
supposed pomological pedlersovcr the
value of their merchandise, which I
knew would be exorbitant on account
of the exertion which they had been
obliged to make to reach us.
Imagine my surprise when I found,
instead of a boat load of ragged ped
dlers, a corpulent gentleman of dark
complexion, arrayed in a high-toned
uniform, seated in a boat from the
stern of which floated the naval flag
of Portugal, and propelled by six
sailors in Portuguese naval uniform
and the regal 'chevron' on their
sleeves. I knew from former experi
ence that there was a good deal of red
tape about Portugal, (for instance,
five qua routine doctors to decide
whether a man came to his death
from yellow fever or a boiler explo
sion,) but to send such an auriferous
grandee as this to peddle oranges seem
ed carrying the thing a little too far,
and I began to feel troubled in my
bones from the kitchen could be util
ized in furnishing the vines with the
best possible food. A dozen Concords
or a single scuppernong would supply
4 large family. Index -Appeal.
The payment into the State Treas
ury of $600,000 for the State's inter
est in the Western North Carolina
Railroad, relieves tax-payers from the
payment of any State tax this year.
Is not that something to the credit of
a Democratic administration ? Is not
Gov. Jarvis entitled, along with those
who co-operated with him, to the
gratitude and confidence of the peo
ple for good management ? Does any
sane tr.au really and heartily think it
would be right to take the Govern
ment of the State from the hands of
Democrats, when it is seen and re
membered how much prosperity has
been achieved under Democratic ad
ministrations ? Let the people stand
by the party that has stood by their
interests. Char, democrat.
A North Carolina Carpet
Factory. Mr. P. Johnson, one of
the owners of the carpet factory
established at King's Mountain,
about one year ago, by two enterpris
ing Germans, was in the city yester
day, and says his success has been sat
isfactory. He now has seventy-five
patterns, and is supplying ingrain car
pets to the trade all over the State.
During the past year he has hardly
been able to keep pace with his or
ders, but oy next fall he will be pre
pared to more easily meet all de
mands, as his factory will be greatly
enlarged by that time. They manu
facture the most beautiful ingrain
carpets. Charlotte Observer.
The Strawberry Industry.
A new in.lnstry for Charlotte is the
shipment of strawberries and the mag
nitude which it has already attained
is something surprising. Every af
ternoon for several days past, the
pavement in front of the express of
fice has been piled with crates wait
ing shipment. Most of these straw
berries are shipped to Richmond
where they are sold at 35 cents per
quart. They retail here at 8 cents
kt quart. The strawberries are rais
ed on farms adjoining the city, their
cultivation hitherto having been most
ly confined to the gardens about the
city. Messrs. Lylesand Caldwell are
the two most extensive growers and
they say that they have realized hand
some profifs from their venture. It is
predicted that within two years from
now the whole country around Char
lotte will be one big strawberry gar
den. Cliar: Obs.
Grapes as Food.
Variable as is our climate in win
ter, and severe as are some of our
summer droughts, taxing to the ut
most all the sap resources of the vine,
yet it is a well-atteled fact that the
grape thrives wen we should say
The Wilmington Star says there
is a good deal of disgust among the
Republicans of New Hanover at the
nomination of a mongrel for Governor
by the gathering at Raleigh last week.
That's the news from all directions.
The men who pushed York forward
were really his enemies instead of
friends ; but let no Democrat be too
sanguine about an easy victory over
the Mongrel party we must work
hard and earnestly in order to make
the victory sure. President Arthur,
and his Revenue strikers and office
holders throughout this State, will
do all they can to help York re
member tha. Char. Democrat
extremely well in all
Many old established
FitiKXDsiui. Life is to be fortified by
many friendships. To love and be loved
is the greatest happiness iu existence. If
I lived under the burning sua of the t
quator, it would be a pleasure to me to
think that there were human Deings on
tin". t li.r eiili nf thn tvnrhl whii vi'tra riloil
his section. I and rts,)ected inc. I could net live if I
single isolated vines, and the great
variety and profuse luxuriance of wild
grapes in our forests and swamps,
prove this beyond a doubt. And vet
grape-growing, though it be only to
much as would suffice for family use
alone, has never become anything like
general in this part of the Union.
Perhaps the chief reason is that we
have so many other sources of food
supply. It is easy to make a living
in Virginia and the South. As we
lately heard fall from an old and
practical farmer, "It is hard to keep
a workiug man out of a living."
And yet, despite this affluence of
food resources, the boast and the bless
ing of our country, there is no reason
why another item should not be add
ed to the list. Especially when the
item is one so palatable, so whole
some, and nutritious as is the grape
a fruit cheap to raise, very proline,
Afteraereat deal of nuffiner and capable of mauy uses. It has
and blowing, and Portuguese profan
ity, this brass -b. und official gained
the deck, and when he had regained
his breath he inquired in mutilated
English, with much irascibility, what
we wanted. I replied, that about the
only thing I yearned for at that mo
ment was a fair wind. "Fah weend!"
he said excitedly, "Santa Maria madse
del Jesu ! Is that all yon want? Why
did you raise your flag?" he inquired.
It would never do to confe.-s my real
motive, as I would then lay myself
liable to prosecution for making un
necessary signals. Hermes came to
my rescue, and I told the perspiring
Lusian that the laws of my country
obliged me to set my colors every
Sunday whether in port or at sea.
Then he became very much agitated
and said some very strong tlijng
about maritime laws of Denmark and
the sauciness of sea-faring Americans.
He went, but he was the warmest,
madest Portugues that I ever had the
pleasure of conversing with. He left
a strong odor of profanity in his wake
and for a long time the sound of his
wrath came floating back in which the
only distinguishable word was "gran
diablo," which has led me to suppose
that this word meant American, as he
was evidently refering to me.
It is evening and the fleecy clouds
which all day long have hung so
lovingly over the island screening it
from the gaze of the curious, have re
liuquished their charge, and floated
off on the wings of the evening wind
giving place to that vast, sombre
been asserted that a man can live and
! work on a diet of bread and graPes
quite as well as on bread and meat.
And it is said that in parts of Spain
Italy and France, the peasantry, for
a part'of the year, subsist almost
wholly on grapes and bread, and that
those who do so live are noted for
their froedom from scrofula and con
sumption. This example is cited to show what
the grape is capable of, rather than to
persuade people to leave their meat
diet for one of grapes. Though we
doubt that if they would do so to a
certain extent, they would not only be
healthier but richer and happier.
From the ripe grape, through all the
various forms of dried, preserved,
canned, cordiaied, jellied and jammed,
this fruit is a wholesome and ever
welcomc food. And if one does not
choose to make of them wines and cor
dials, still there are way's enough of
preparing them for use to leave no
excuse for lack of variety or for not
haying always on hand some accepta
ble article of dessert.
As then the grape is so useful aud
valuable as food, and as it can be
grown here in any quantity with as
much ease as the potato or cabbage,
we trust the day is not far distant
when its cultivation will become gen
eral, not only for home use, but for
market. Even the city dweller on
were all alone upon the earth and cut.otf
from ttie reinembrauce of my fellow-creatures.
It is not that man has occasion to
fall back upon the kindness of his friends.
Perhaps he may never experience the ne
cesitiy of doing so; but we are governed
by our imaginations, aud they stand there
as a solid bulwark against all the evils of
life. Sidney Smith.
The Raleigh News and Observer,
which believed that the Morrison bill
would pass, consoles itself over its
defeat by the reflection that if the
bill had passed the House it would
not have passed the Senate, which
was one of the leading reasons urged
bv the Democratic opponents of the
bill iu the start against agitation of
that question at this time.
The Farmer and Mechanic thus
paragraphical ly speaks of the out
come of the Republican Liberal per
formance at Raleigh :
Johnson aud Price,
The Liberals propose,
The Revcnuers order,
The Republicans adopt,
The Negroes swallow.
We are authorized to state that
Judge R. T. Pennett, of Wadosboro,
will be a candidate for re-election to
Congress, from the Sixth District, as
now composed of the following nm
ed couutie : Mecklenburg, Cabarrus,
Stanly, Union, Anson, Richmond,
Robeson, Columbus, New Hanover
and Brunswick. Char. Observer.
Rowell, the English walker, is said to
have made 80,000 in his walking matches.
The receipts at the late Madison Square
match were $:15,000, which illustrates how
willingly the people pay their money to
enrich humbugs. Charlotte Observer.
All presons indebted to me. either on
account or note and mortgage (for Guano),
are hereby duly reminded of such indebt
ness. and are earnestly requested to make
settlement promptly, otherwise the ac
counts will be subject, without further no
tice, to collection by legal process.
Dec. 0, 1883. J. D. McNEELY.
J. RHOOES BROWNE. PRE8.. W. C COART, SC
Total Assets, $710,745.2.
A Home Company,
Seeking Home Patronage.
Term Policies written on Dwellings.
Premiums payable One half cash and bal
ance in twelve months.
J. ALLEN BROWN, Agt.,
23:6m. Salisl nrv V f
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Vi.iCilTSiRDIAH VEGETABLE P ILLS
And aii 3 lious Complaints
r-tie to tako. Muz iwiry veze:ihte; no grip
This Space Reserved
SHEPPARD, SWINK & MONROE,
For the Sale of
Salisbury, N, C.
And will completely chauge tho blood in tho entire system in tUrec months. Any
person who will take 1 1111 each nifrt from 1 io 12 weeka, may be restore-: to Bound
health, if such a thinjr be possible. For Fc-mslo Complaints thcao Pills hare no equal.
Physicians us them for the arc of I.IV1ZR ccd K1UNEY diseases. Sold everywhere
or sent by mail for 23c in ftaiaps. Circuit; 3 free. 1. S JOHNSON & CO . Eoiin. Mais.
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I'rpveiiliosi is Letter than cure.
JOHNSON'S ANODYfiS LUJI.SHT TES lr.1enJa. r.Vt at the Innr
fa. Hacking ( oul-Ii, Wiioop.ne ' U'-'h, Orotic:, Inn'" :un. ) -s-f. '.ulcri SIimI'Upi. Kilnrv 'irm
iscasci of the Spine Skl cwrrwhrrc. l irrubr. trctf. i. o..aoN . t o , llostuii. Mat.
Croup, A!'ira, DroncMtlK. NcunU-
It is a wcll-ltnown fact tint mr nr t-ie f
Horse and Cattle t'owder soll In this conn- Fjft
try Is worthless : that Slicridan"s Condition fKl
Powder is absoliite'ypure and vcrvvaliiable. n1
Nothing on Earth will make hens n
lay like Sheridan's Condition Pow- U
Inr. ttosa. one teasDonnfnl to each Dint of
food. It win also positively prevent and enre 1 noj: rholera, 4c 80M everywhere, or sent hy mat t for Be. hi
111 iFl f J f I CPA 'ir: Furnished in latve -in.,pnee flftl; hv tsail.$L40L
IWnaill wiiwsitinni urctuan tree. i. a. juusu.i m co., Uoatou,
Dec. 20, 1883 10: ly
tlm moat ron fin pd onartcrs mav have;
a few vihes, anil the soapsuds and any wheelman. Charlotte Observer.
American travel to Europe promises to
be larger this year than ever before. Al
ready the leadiug steamship lines an
nounce that all their principal staterooms
are engaged for the months of May, June
aud July. It is estimated that America"
travellers iu Europe speud iu the aggre
gate $30,000,000 or more aunnally Char.
The gold medals for bicycle races
on the 21st have been received and
are on exhibition in Butler's show
windows. They are beauties, ami cost j
respectfully 20,$25,$30. Either one j
of them will be a proud trophy for
1 Elias Howe Leather-Machine, - - - $ir.00.
2 18-inoh arm for lieavv Leather, Chock as new,) 40.00.
Original cost $125.00.
4 New Family Singer Machines, - - $1Ho $ir
3 American No. V, $10 to $1.1
2 Wheeler Wilson? .... 12 and $15.
2 Home Shuttles, - - - - - $5.00.
1 Weed, ------- - $12.00.
The above have been used . some but warranttnl to do good
We also sell the
New Davis, A.merica'nand
oyal St. John's,
at bottom prices warrantee! for 5 years and guaranteed:-to rive
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