SALISBURY. If . C, JULY 3, 1884.
rot the Watchman.
What of the Times ?
Srennial circuit mgli complete ,
Tu her fletce election's throes ....
iZZehm freighted with frandWoee;
Blool-st:mtt?U nt moru, peace - ere Wued at
,.:.e Residential day takes lcavo
nf .nr "free" nation's wildered sight;
Sow, "Watchman, tell us of the night !"
V!.at arc its signs of promise," pray ?
Ave who shall rule the cOmiug day T
Cees't thou not yet the victor's star
Agceiuliiig f' horizon far .
Tonortliward 1 Count as worthies dross
The heroes near the Southern Cross ;
Accursed the men, tabooed and vile,
Ou whom dame Fortune bailed to smile!
i vain did Davis, patiiot steel.
Charge Cerro Gordo's lead-swept hill ;
Iu vam for youths the heirs to he
Of nati iarch Lee's nobility ;
Both sinned in matter of "State Rights"
Both lie who thinks and he who tights,
Aud forfeits to the uncertain sword
Arbitrament of that fell word!
In vain, on proud Ceuteunial Day,
Sow meet and mingle blue and gray ;
Handshaking brothers, held apart
By gulfs of prejudice at heart,
With mongrels share, not with each other,
The flag of their Columbian mother,
And herots will not heroes trust,
But harter country's love iw ix&t.
Great God! Shall not thVruth be told!
Thy servant's pen the fac'..,(pithhold
Which justice, right and cow.tnon sense
Dictate, in spite of lie pretense T
Is not the poet's heaven-born dower
Above the politician's hour !
Shall I with Yankee meauuess, small
As popular igu'rauce caraeele T
Shall sueers be all the eulogy
For Davis, Jackson, Fourkst, LeeT
Their epitaphs, like Emmet's, rust
Unwritten, trampled i the dust!
So! Though the unpiuned ''heaveu's fall,
Let justice e'er be done" to all !
Shout, Watchman, from your sentry
"To speak the truth 'tis ne'er too late !"
"Arch traitors T" How then do they stand
The purest men in all the laud
To day f That dictionary lies
Which calls them "traitors." to the skies
Exalts the righteous Howards, Grants
Aud St. It. Hayes! If ihese are saints,
St. Judas, good Iscariot,
Upon the calemrtrrrSBgot !
0, what a table-turning day !
Our good men in obscurity
Are safely buried. While they chant
Their misereres and repent
Of daring for themselves to think,
Of beiug too brave to duty shrink,
Rogue riot, robbers carnival
Supremely rules the Capitol !
lie he a Yankee or Tar-Heel,
An Asiatic or a Whale,
Vile ignoramus, fool aud kuave
It he who don't respect the brave,
Consistent, honest gentleman,
Who hath the woild's respect, I swan,
The Colonel, President and Sage,
Jeff. Davis, who rebukes this age !
The "thing" who ''does" the Boston Globe,
So small you'd hay to use a probe
To find him in his ofiice corner,
That tried his little self to honor
By saying: " Twas : cj difference
What Davis said" that "thing" no sense
Has got above Darwinian ape!
Let monkeys wear for him the crape !
Sow, every free-born citizen
Has got the right the right is plain
Just to select and nominate
Whoe'er lie please as candidate
For this great nation's Pnesideut ;
And when his nomination's seut
To this choice man, lie has the right
Jast to decline or face the fight.
Well, here 1 nominate a mai !
Beat his credentials, ye who can !
His stealings put your finger ou !
His lies iu boldest print set down J
Fhid but one fliuch, show but one dodge.
Or hold fore'er your senseless grudge !
Jkkf. Davis is my nominee
Is yours a truer niau than he t
Mt. Vernon, N. C, May, 1884.
I AM WEARY.
I am weary of straying oh ! fain would
I rest 1
In that far distant land of the pure and
Where sin can uo longer her blandish
A..1 . i . ...
u tears huu rem prat ions lorcvor are
I am weary of hoping- where hope is
An f.. '. rt , . .
a iwir, out as neetisg as mornings
I (l.rr 1-1- 1 1.1
- im iu.il muu wnose uiest promise
U chaugless and sure as eternity's throne.
am weary of
sighing o'er sorrows of
O'er joy's glowing visions that fade at
O'er the pangs of the loved, which we
O'er blightiugs of youth and weakness of
I am weary of loving what passes aWay
The sweetest, the dearest, alas ! may not
I long for that laud where those partings
A"d death aud, the tomb can divide
liearts no more.
weary, my Saviour, of gricTing thy
when shall I
rest iu thy presence
weary but. oli tvv
While the world, and thy love, and thy
promise are mine,
DANISH BARQUE RIAL.TO,
On Voyage front Wilmington , N. C,
Towards Trieste , Austria,
Bay of Tunis, Feb'y 11, 1884.
After passing Gibraltar we lay be
calmed for a day or two under the
shadow of the snow-capped Sierra
Morena. At the base of these moun
tains nestle countless" charming towns
and villages, among them, Malaga,
famous for its raisins and bull-fights.
It is the place, too, where the wretch
ed Florinda committed suicide. "Hap
py have been my hours, my days, my
years, but I shall never, never see
them again," exclaimed the unhappy
girl, as she cast herself from the cas
tle turret. The hard hearted Moors,
who beheld the rash act, said coolly,
"La esperanza de res impios pcrecera"
(the expectation of the wicked shall
perish). When snow-capped moun
tains had ceased to be a novelty and
there came to be a wearying sameness
about white-washed villages, which
like old Volpones gold and treasures
were only to be gazed at from a dis
tance, an icy breath from the Sierras
crept down the gorge, causing the
vineyards aud olive groves to shiver,
and the citizen of Malaga to wrap his
cloak closer around him, rippling the
sleepy waters of the placid sea, and
filling the idle sails of the Rialto.
Two day's sailing on a S. E. course
and the mountains of Algeria peered
above the southern horizon, and in a
few hours we were running along the
coast at a distance of half a mile from
land. Iu the days of the two Barba
rossas there was a good deal of untam
ed excitement about coasting the Al
gerian shores. At that time the Dey
of that couutry enjoyed a reputation
for maritime malfeasances which yield
ed only to Capt. Kidd's. Unfortunate
ly for themselves the bold sons of
Horuc and Hagradin committed the
irreparable blunder of laying violent
hands on an honest Yankee skipper
sailing unexpectingly along their
coasts with his little cargo of hickory
wood hams and pine bark "Durham."
Then the insulted Eagle gave a ter
rific scream and Uncle Sam's "bhoys
in blue" soon knocked Lcy-light out
of the Algerine piratical institution.
Some future Gibbon recording the
"Decline and Fall of the United
States," and deducing his conclusions
from external manifestations, will
pronounce the period of the Algerian
war our "Age of Glory." It is the
solitary instance in which our incom
parable navy ever managed lo get so
far from home with belligerent pro
ceedings in view. We hoped on Sat
urday night to be able the following
day to pass the Castle of Casaba, com-
manding the entrance to the harbour
of Algeirs, but the spirit of old Sid
Attica, the pious old Marabout, who,
following the example of his illustri
ous predecessor, Xerxes, industriously
thrashed the sea until the waves arose
and engulfed the Christian fleet, eem-
ed to have broken loose that night.
About midnight a violent mistral
sprangup a keen, piercing west wind
which alike receives the anathama ma
ranathaof the eastward bound mariner
and the English valetudinarian on the
bleak terraces of Nice and Meutone.
In the teeth of the gale we could do
no more than hold our own. Sever
al days of tedious beating between the
Balearic isles and the coast of Algiers
ensued. The weather was otherwise
magnificent. The sky was a most
delicate azure tinge, the water a deep
mazarine hue, and the cosmic glories
at morn and eve all that Byron and
Shelley would have us believe.
I challenge any mortal not reared
beneath the shadow of the North Pole
to lose himself for ten minutes in po
etic reverie "o'er descending Titon at
day's departing hour" with the dis
agreeable fact in view that his nose is
rapidly approaching a state of frigid
rt . Vie Y
petrifaction, and ms ears long since
complete wrecks. For several days we
beheld the sun rise o'er the isle of Pith-
insos and saw him sink to rest behin
the Algerian hills. Mid-day found
us on the shores of Minorca, and "the
noon of night" within the shadows o
the grey old castle of Casaba. A very
peW repetitions of this sort of Sisyphus
I i i .
i progress wouiu saubiy any one uoi
i i i. i i : i : i!
jiopciessiy buutvvu in iiotiiu lUBiiuciSp
and as there is not to my knwledge,
on board our ship a single individual
who ever aspired to combine even
love and dove with rythmic intent
these constantly recurring beauties of
nature began to be shamefully execra
ted. On Wednesday night the mis
tral's breath became exhausted, and a
gentle westerly breeze wafted us
through the straits between Tunis
and the lad of the far-famed fish of
tin box notoriety. On Saturday night
we made the light on Canis or Dog
rock ; then the inevitable mistral
burst forth again and drove us into
the Bay of Tunis. Daylight found
us off the ruins of the city of "infelix
Dido" with the Tunisian mountains
"towering dark with aspect like de
spair" above the site of the haughty
metropolis which held all Iberia in
abeyance, whose all-conquering army
laughed at Alpine barriers, and caus
ed even Imperial Rome to-tremble. It
is hard to realize as one looks upon
the bleak and barren mountains and
upon the deserted valleys over which
brood silence and desolation that
these solitudes once resounded to the
clash and clamor of mighty armies,
or echoed the busy hum of a city of
700,000 inhabitants. Yet it is even
so. Here stood a city which had a
language when Attica was a howling
wilderness, and the Greeks a horde of
barbarians. Here dwell the spright
ly widow Dido who committed the
immense mistake of getting 'mashed'
on a 'tramp' who employed the fact
to his advantage by beatiug her out
of his board and lodging and then
skipping quietly off, leaving his un
paid bills to his duped landlady. It
s related that Carthage burned sev
enteen days. If a person could col-
ect enough fuel ou the spot now to
! 1 l - 1 J
singe a meaium sizeu cat ne wouiu
exceed my estimate. In its palmy
days twenty-three miles was the cir
cumference of the city's walls, but a
circus tent could couceal all that time
and the vandals have spared of
Adrianapolis. All traces have dis
appeared of the immense population
whose stentorian cheers nerved Ham-
Icar, setting out for Spain, lo deeds
of valor, and the gods would need to
skirmish over a good deal of territory
before they found a mortal with
enough fat on his bones to make a
sacrificial blaze. The only evidence
of life that I saw on the site of Car
thage was a dilapidated and dejected
looking specimen of the porcine tribe
too deeply buried in musings on the
mutability of magnificence and the
prospects of a square meal to pay any
attention to the presence of strangers.
wonder how old Lato who tor to
long dinned "Carthago delenda est"
into the ears of the easy going Senate,
would feel if he could stand here to
day. The only relic of that great
nation existing is their "Pduica
fides," and even that has emigrat
ed and taken up quarters in the more
congenial atmosphere of Tunis ten
miles distant. In my opinion the
Bay of Tunis will compare favorably
with that of Naples, but with regard
to the towns comparisons become odi
ous, or ought, to the Tunisians.
The Neapolitans call their city
"Un piezzo de cielo caduto in terra,"
(a piece of heaven dropped on earth.)
The Tunisians might claim that their
burgh was a portion of the other place
shoved up to the surface, but they do
not, which shows that they are a mod
est people not given to boasting. Tu
nis is governed by a Bey (no relation
to the one we have been speaking of.)
He employs himself in trying to
count his wife, (there is numerous
of her) and in frantically endeavoring
to annihilate parties who speak of
not oh-beying him.
There is generally a flotilla of feluo
as on the bay engaged in red coral
fishing. Here too may be seen the
adventurous sponger diving iuto the
depths and contending with shark
aud sword fish for his treasure. There
are quite a number of spongers in
the city too. Their dives are chiefly
iu the Jew's quarter, and their con
tentions are with the sharks in their
(lo be Continued.)
It is said that the Cuban element iu
Florida is strong for Blaiue, nuder the
impression that his foreign policy would
. iead to war with Spain resulting in Cubau
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.Tolni Sheppard. I- A. S-wlnlc. J. M. Monroe.
For the Sale of Leaf Tobacco
Salisbury, North Carolina
FARMER'S REMEMBER KLUTT'S WAREHOUSE has sold THREE
rvUKTHo of all the lobacco sold on
the highest averages for crops and a general average second to none in the
State for the same grades of Tobacco.
Is the BEST LIGHTED, BEST ARRANGED and the only house in the
place that has STORAGE ROOM FOR PLANTER'S TOBACCO.
If you want the HIGHEST PRICES for your Tobacco sell at
where you will always find a full turn-out of anxious buyers.
JOHN SHEPPARD, the Champiox Tobacco Auctioneer of Western
North Carolina, has orders for Tobaccos and will pay HIGHEST PRICES
for all grades from the Ground Leaves to Fancy Lemon Wrappers.
HIGHEST PRICES GUARANTEED.
Your friends truly,
SHEPPARD, SWINK & MONROE.
Salisbury, N. C, June 4th, 1884.
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Nothing on Earth will make hens
lay like Sheridan's Condition Pow-
Hn. TVne. one rrasnoonful to ear', nint of
food. It w ill also positively prevent and cure I Hrs
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CHEAP BEDS, $2.50. FINE LINE OF CARPETS.
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A Home Company,
Seeking Home Patronage.
Term Policies written on Dwellings.
Premiums payable One half cash and bal
ance in twelve months.
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23:6m. Salisbury, N. C.
this market this season, and can show
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Crop, Asthma, Bronchitis, Neural-
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FINE WALNUT SUITS, - - $50
Cottage Suits, 20, 25 and $30
Woven Wire Mattresses, $7.50,
ACTIVE MB l J POPULAR NEW BOOKS and FAMILY
and county to sell urAV.r,, it to their interest
i m a i si nnr iiiii v uuuul ii vi . .
' i i;n.r nn the field of aotion. tills
W2ICSIT S iKOiAN VEGETABLE PlLLS
And all Bilious Complaints
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Scares Fruit Preservative !
Without the use of Sealed Cans. The
ouvapf.ST Avn ONLY SURE KIND
v .a i--v i.
irvnwv PrnvErnv Harmless. Call
aud try it.
At ENNISS' Drug Store.
There will be a meeting of the Stock
holder of the Western N. C. Railroad Com-
nauv in Salisbury, on luesaayme
bth Juuc, 1884. By order of the Presi
dcnt Geo. P. Erwix,
Sec'y ic Trcas'r.
Salisbury, N. C, May 21, 1884.
There are men who have strong
and laudable desires to serve the
Lord, and who fervently pray to be
used for his glory but he does not
always seem to hear their prayers.
There are various reasons for this.
Sometimes men are unfit for the Lord's
service. They are not purged from
their sins; they are not vessels unto
honor, fitted for the Master's use ;
and so he sets them aside as not adap
ted to his work. Sometimes men wish
to do great things, but find themsel
ves straightened, hindered, limited
and circumscribed ; sometimes they
are reserved for still greater work ;
in other cases they are rejected of the
Lord, for reasons well known to
Doubtless Moses longed to lead
Israel into Canaan, but he was not
permitted to enter the promised land.
So David would gladly have built
the temple at Jerusalem but the Lord
would not accept that service at his
hands. Paul was forbidden of the
Holy Ghost to preach the gospel in
Asia, and though he essayed to go
into Bithyna, the Spirit suffered him
not. So also he would have come to
his brethren at Thessalonica once
Again, but Satan hindered him. In
like manner we may have desires aud
aspirations for usefulness which will
never be gratified. The Lord may
see that we could not bear the exalta
tion and the honor which we seek.
He knows far better than we do what
is for our good, aud so he would have
us rest ourselves contented in his pro
vidence, not idle, but diligent ; not
careless, but watchful ; not iudiffer-
ent, but full of intense, earnest long
ing to do the will of God ; yet patient
under restraint, aud content to be
neglected and forgotten, remember
ing that "they also serve who only
stand and wait," and that the Lord
in his own well chosen hour can lead
us forth to fulfil his purposes of grace.
Words of Faith.
It is distrust of God which lies at
the root of uulawful auxiety. A fee
ble apprehension of God as the agent
who overrules everything and deter
mines those causes which lie outside
of our reach, and those events which
escape our foresight this it is which
shakes the soul with vague uncer
tainty, and fills with causeless alarms
the darkness of to-morrow. The doubt
whether God, who counts for so much
in the contingencies of life, be One
whose attitude to us may be wholly
trusted, or the suspicion that wc may
have really as much to dread as to
hope for from His superintendence
this it is which cannot but unsettle a
man's steadfast outlook into the com
ing days, and toss Ihs spirit to and
fro in the restlessness of distraclien.
Because we are "of little faith," there
fore are we not content to plan and
work, and having planned aud
wrought, to sit and wait ; but must
fidget ourselves about that which may
be, until impatience gnaws us like a
worm, and our imagination, picturing
disasters in the dark, burns us like
fire. Why is it that popular pro
verbs attest how much worse are fan
cied ills than real ones, and how the
pvilfl which we most dread never
overtake us; but just because this
distrustful human heart of ours is so
prone to prophesy, and so lively to
exaggerate, misfortune? Like a sooth
ing, cooling breatli irom a serener
world, there comes down upon the
rVvArifth. self-toriucntincr spirits of
" - 7 U A
men this word of One who was the
messenger of Him whom we distrust:
"Be not anxious about your life ; be
not anxious about to-morrow." llcv.
J. Oswald Dykes.
Aud now it is said that Logan
made a haraugue iu 1861 on the line
of Bayard's Dover speech. Black
Jack thought then tht coercion was
an outrage. He jumped ou the strong
side afterwards as hejoiued the pow
erful political Northern church by
Two thousand houses were destroy
ed in the district in India known as
Akyab by a cyclone. There were
twenty-five lives lost.
Paper iu Japan.
Paper is an article of great utility
to our sisters in Japan. JKot only do
they use paper fans, pouches and lan
terns, but also paper pocket handker
chiefs, umbrellas, waterproof coats,
walls, windows and strings. The Ja
panese obtain it from a different source
from our own. Instead of old rags
being converted into clean paper,
they make use of the bark of the
broussonetia ptpyera, stripped, dried
and then steeped in water till the
outer green layer comes off. It is
cheap ; four sheets of the ordinary
quality being worth about one far
thing. It is a paper that does not
tear evenly ; some kinds are tough
more like loth. When it is required
for a string it is deftly twisted into a
strong twine, which iu some cases is
made of part of the paper forming
the wrapper. When oiled, it is made
into waterproof clothing, or stretched
ou a neatly constructed bamboo frame
and used as an umbrella. Oue kind
is manufactured to assume the ap
pearance of leather, and is made into
tobacco pouches, pipe and fair cases.
The conjurers use a kind of white
tissue paper in the famous butterfly
trick, when a scrap, artistically twist
ed, hovers over a paper fan with all
the fluttenngjnovements of the liv-
Mexico. There is not a chimney
anywhere in Mexico, and their ab
sence gives an odd aspect to the archi
tecture, like that of Arabian towns
No house has a fire-place or a stove,.
for it is never cold, but the kitchen is
equipped with a sort of ungainly-
brick or stone range, ten or fifteen-
feet long, having holes for pots and
kettles, and in which charcoal is
burned. The fumes escape by the
open doors and windows. Charcoal
is almost the only fuel in Mexico, ex
cept in the Northern states.
The wealth of the United States is
estimated at 850,000,000,000, that of
Great Britain at $40,000,000,000
The wealth per inhabitant in the
United States is $800, and in Great
Britain it is $1,000.- In the United
States 72 parts of the wealth goto
labor, 23 to capital and 5 to the gov
ernment. In Great Britain 41 narts
go to labor, 36 to capital, and 23 to
One of the professors of the Uni
versity ef Texas was engaged in ex
plaining the Darwinian theory to his
class when he observed that they
were not paying attention. "Gen
tlemen," said the professor, when
I am endeavoring to explain to you
the "peculiaraities of the monkey, I
wish you would look right at tne."
The delegate to Cliicag from North
Carolina will btt charged with a high
duty. It wili devolve on them to weigh
with care the influences that will make
for or against possible candidates during
the campaign. They ahoald not be raeu
eanly moved by plausible arguments;
they should not be men who uccumb
i tadil v to booms and the pleasure of a
dangerous euthutiasin ; they should uot
be men attached to the candid. icy of any
particular man because mf a hope of per
sonal reward. They should be strnag, earn
est, sensible men, who know hovr to keep
cool hsadsaud maintain thoir judgment.
We have plenty of sucli men within our
ranks, men who show tbeir interest, and
zeal for the benefit of the party by liberal
donations iu time of need, and who never
ask for political ofiice. The claims of
snch men should be considered wIip
honorable places are beiug disposed ot
hue 1 1 district is entitled to two delegates
to Chicago aud two alternates. The State
at large is entitled to four delegutos at
large aud four alternates. jVcsrs and
Belfast, June 24. The third general
council of the reformed churches through
out the world, known iu Ecclesiastical
circles as the Presbyterian Alliance or
Pan Presbyterian Council,eonvcned this
inoiuiug at eleven o'clock in St. Euoch's
charch. The church was thronged with
a vast assembly of people aud delegate.-
were present from every quarter of the
globe. The opening sermon was preach
ed by Rev. Dr. Watts, chairmau of the
Augusta, Ga., June 23. John C. Rob
ertsou, son of ex-Senator Robertson, of S.
C., was arrested and placed under bouds
today for shooting at Jas. A. Lofliu, of
the firm of Fleming & Loflin, grocere.
Robertson demanded an apology because
1 of lauguage used by Lofliu, while asking
him to pay a due bill. Loflin declined
to apologize, whereupon Robertson tired
at him, but fortunately missed bim..