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.VOL XX, THIRD SERIES.
SALISBURY, U. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1889.
. J. C. McCUBBINS,
" Office inCole building, second floor, next to
Dr. Caipbell4. . OjiiKwite D. A. AlweH'u
Jjjrdware ftore, Main l-rel. 9:1 v.
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' FOB SALISBUE7.
" l JL Owm II. Bisnor (pupil of Dr. Marx.
Professor of Music at Berlin University, and
Monsieur Benezct of -Paris) has come from
England and settled close to Salisbury, and is
prepared to tune, regulate and repair Piano
fortes, Organs aad Pipe Organs? Having' bad
fifteen years' practical experience in England,
Ladieand gentlemen, who wish therr musical
instruments carefully and regularly attended
to, may rely upon having thorough and con
scientious work done-if they will kindly favor
ti 1L B. with their esteemed patronage. , Liv-
inft PAr town, no traveling expenses will be
incurred, snd therefore the ttrms will be low;
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It, or $G for three tuning in one year. Please
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oie left at this office.
V. B, Schumann says: M'It is the falsest
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J . It Ecmoved the Pimples.
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metics in order to remove them and beautify
and improve her complexion; iut these local
applications were jstfiy temporary and left her
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I recommend an internal preparation
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used three bottles and nearly all pimples have
disappeared, her skin is soft and smooth, and
her general health much improved. She ex
presses herself much gratified, and can recom
mend it to all who are thus affected.
Mrs. S. M. Wilson.
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, -X : - , 0...... - ' "
A STK0NG COMPAHYj
Prompt, Reliable, Liberal Y
Agents in all cities and towns in the Sonth.-a
' J, RHODE S BSOWNE, President.
C. Co.vitT, Secretary " . .
Agest, diBi:ry, w. . .
The Jingle ob de Belli en de Cows.
EDWARD A. OLDHAM.
In de spring, when de fields are all kirered wid
An' de clover bloom smells ia de a'r,
An' de wet in de grass kinder tickles yer feet.
An' de red bug mek er r.igger sw r,
Dcra am de times dat de darkey lubs de trios'
When dry come erlong home 'hind de plows
In de cool ob de day. when dey hears all erroun'
De jingle tb de bell on de cows.
When the jimplon weed pops up outen de
Au' de dog-fennel runs it er race.
An' when de lightnin'-bug do scatter round its
An' dabs 'em now an' deu in yer face,
Den come de music dat am sweetes' an bes'
Atleasten dats hodis darkeys "lows,
As softly dar ripples froo pastures o' green
De riugin' ob de tells on de cows.
When de bluebird comes wid er straw in its bleak
To de iiole whar de woodpecker bored, -When
red-breasted robins hunt erroun' fer der
When de black swallow swing in de gourd..
Den f'om de old meadow way down by de crick,
Or de orchard neaf young apple boughs,
steals gently de musical souu dat we lub
De tinkle ob de bells on de cows.
When de sun goes down in er thick clump o'
When de frog in de swamp 'gins to croak,
An' de whipperwill jinos jwid er doleful chune,
While de ole owl hoots in de oak;
On de soft breeze dat comes loaded down wid
F'om de meadow whar slick cattle browse,
Dar floats wid er freshness dat nebber gits ole
De jingle ob de bells on de cows.
Spring was late upon the prairie.
The little group of herders that had
gathered alV through the winter at the
station still met about the rusty stove
for the usual interchange of stories,
gossip and reminiscence. Twenty-five
miles from the nearest town was
Rogers' Station and the weekly visits
was the only connecting
link with humanity. Spring was late
and now, though it was well along in
April, a blizzird more fearful than any
that had yet been experienced was
raging over the plains and making the
rude cabin shake and shiver with its !
Tell yer what, fellers," said Bio-
Mike, the roughest-looking one of the
party sitting around the stove, "it'll be
miracle if the stage gits through to-
Git through !M was the response
from the red-headed store-keener.
she's got to git through. Why, bless
you, man, the driver and'eritters would
freeze to death to-nigbt out on the
Whew! its rough, put in the lit
tle southerner, who had just stepped in
from out of the doors. "It's a-snow-in'
like blazes, and you can't see vour
hand before your face."
u Wish ye was down in Dixie, don t ;
yer.' said Mite, "wnere ye could wear
yer linen breeches the vear round."
"Well, I don't know but it is a lit-i
tie better down there," was the reply,
spoken in n thoughtful tone. "I tell ';
yon, gentlemen, it makes a man's
heart bleed to see the hundreds ot cat
tle suffer out here on the plains-ns they
do. Such a blizzard as this means a
terrible loss of life," and he shook his
head sadly. . I
"Pshaw! the critters are bound to die
anyhow, and you know they stand it
pretty well, considerin'," put in the
store-keeper, who was intensely loyal to
the West. "Besides, they ain't eat up
by flies as they are down South, where
thev suffer more in a month than t .fy
do here in a year."
"To change the subject a little, gen
tlemen, there's one piece of flesh that
won't suffer much to-night, an' .that's
Mosey W uttered a cool, clear voice on
the opposite side of the stove.
A loud gnnaw broke from the com
pany. They evidently thought it a
"Waal, he had no business stealing
hosses; that's all I've got to say," said
"But he swore he was innocent.'
Yes, an we swore he was guilty an
strung him up, and the jury brought
in a verdict of 'Death by lead
and thatettles it,"
"Jonas had a grudge against him; do
a 1 mtn . i - i
vou Know wnyr' inquired tne cooi
"You see it was this way: Jonas was
in love with a gal back in the States.
He come out here to get some money
to marry on and found it slow picking.
He dug'along, though, herdin cattle
and get tin' a few head of his own
started and was quite chipper about it
when this Mosey came along. Mosey
had lived in the same place as Jonas or
something anyhow he k no wed the
gal and he tolcUTonas she was married.
It about druv him crazy. Some folks
think be is cracked. " Leatways he
ain't the same as he was he's more
solemncholy some way. Every Easter
he s worse n usual, ion see it was on
Easter, some eight years ago, and he
left tbe East."
"Eight years ago to-night, then,'
said the cool man, "for to-day's Easter.'
"Mike looked up quickly. "Is that
so?? he asked. Then meditatively he
Lcontinued: "It was a bad day to hang
Mosey but he was gdiltyt what s
the use of worrying.
There was a stamping of feet on tbe
little porch outside. Everybody looked
up, and one mm suggested that per-
hans the stase had come. 1 his was
denied, for no wagon or horses had
been heard. The discussion was ended
by the sudden bursting into the room
of a tall, gaunt .settler, with rugged
face and piercing eyes. Hp glared at
the group, and then drawing near the
nre with a sneer: . " You did jour work
well to string him up as ye did. He
leserved it deserved it all." ,
They looked at one another mean
ingly, as if to insinuate that the speak
er was out of his right mnd. He did
not notice Ihem but continued:
Curse him. be ruined my life and
my hopes. You, know, you who have
lived here with me, how eight years ago
to-niaht I hade adieu to my betrothed
and came to seek my fortune; how for
four yenrs I slaved and toiled and was
succeeding well, when this villain of a
Mosey came along and told me that
Kate, who was to be ray ife, had
promised herself to another.- Curse
j hira. I believed him, arid owing to the
1 irregularity of the mails in those days
I could not hear from the one he ma
ligned. Now. see what was found on
his-persori," aud he held out a dirty
piece of p iper from which the store
To Whom It Mat Covceri?e: I
herebi stat that the story I toled Jonus
smart about Kate wozent So. She iz
waten fer hira. Mosey.
14 It was in his clothes when the jury
searched him," was all the explanation
offered by Jonas as he took the paper
again. ana now, oovs, i m a-going
after her. The dead is dead, and I
won't use no harh words. He loved
her himself, mebbe. But now, good-
bye. and he started for the door.
"Young man," said Big Mike, step
ping in letween Jonas and the dor.
"it s nothing more or less than rank
suicide fer you to venture out on the
prairie to-night. The statoots don't
pervide fer a man's mak'ng a fool of
himself, and you stays here. Don't
"Yes, sir," said the men. heartily.
"No, sir; I'm going. I can catch
to-morrow night's east-bound train at.
the railway station, and in three days I
shall known the truth. Oh, that I bad
not trusted that villian," and Jonus
hid his face in his hands. .
"But, man, you can't live three hours
in this blizzard, and you will surely
lose yonr way.
"No. I won't. I've lived here too
lonsr for thafer Let me go."
Big Mike did not prevent it, and the
man passed out into the night. The
group looked blankly at one another.
The cool mm was the first to speak:
"Bovs, we must follow him.'? All
spemed to have come to the same con
clusion, for they donned their "slick
ers" without a word, and soon were
breasting. the storm.
A terrific gale wa sweeping down
from the north, and they must travel
in its teeth.i Spreading out in a-line a
few feet apart they took their
r low v asrainst the sleet and snow
across the plain. They had traveled
perhaps a mile
without finding the
they expected would
fall exhausted by that distance, when
suddenly a long-drawn wail come to
TIipv stoDned. A crain it came, a nit-
if til khri?k of wo riding on the north
wind's back. They pushed on more
rapidly ihan before. After a few mo
ments the cries became clearer, and
then a bulky mas loomed up in the
night, and they recognized the stnge
with its horses. - Bewildered, numb
and frightened, the driver was crying
for ail, hoping that some traveler
mi rht. hear him.
"Hello, Jake!" cried Big Mike, as the
men came up. "re you lost?"
"Yes," was the response of the young
"Got any passengers?"
"YS one a woman."
"Waal, crawl in, boys, and we'll
rtilnf him bark.'
Thi. little rescnini? nartv was onlv
nA in olamUr info the stu?e with
it nassenvers huddled into one corner,
Kinl V srm m mm w
j nnl ive up what they now considered
'a wild goose chase that of hunting a
I who was determined to lose him-
. Tn a few moments the tired fonr-in-
h ind had halted at the station and the
numbed oirtv was crowding around
the generous fire. The one passenger
Droved to be a bright little body who
- - 1
vnm straio-htwav voted "a trump on
account of her grit in standing the
cold and danger. In a few moments
- . .
she told them how she had traveled all
the way from New Jersey alone and
was going to her brother, a ranchman
living fiftv miles south-east at the
very end of the stagejine.
She had scarcely finished her story
wheu there was another rattling at the
door, and with surprise the herders saw
that it was the lost settler.
"I can't make it, boys," almost sob
VmhI .Linus, as he staggered ud to the
fire. "I lost the trail and had to come
back. But I did want to go to Katie
"Jonas Smart," said Big Mike,
roughly, uybu are a chump. Why
don't yon nave some sense and not '
But he did not get any farther. The
cheery little woman on the other side
of the stove came across the store and
slipped down by Jonas' knee.
;Perhaps," she said shyly, "you
won't have to go far."
4 Like oue possessed, Jonas looked at
her, and .then in front of all his Com
rades clasped her to his heart,
"Forgive nie, darling," said he, "it
was not my fault..
1. She did forgive him. The store
keeper's wife fixed her on a room for
the night and the next day they talked
it all over; how she had waited and
hoped for his coming; how her family
had been broken up and how she was
now on hei way to her brother's ranch,
convinced that her former lover was
She did not go, at least, for some
months, -and then she was not Katie.
I i t r - t
out Mrs. Jonas bmart.
And to this day the cowbovs on the
praine win tell ot the strange events
of what they call Jonas Raster.
Charles Moeeau Harqer.
Amendments to Our Public School Law.
spent two months at the Capitol m
session could not be called an educa-
ir? t!?t,,ret ,thv,rict wnse of
The amendment to the public school
law of the State as suggested by Hon.
S. M. Finger, our energetic and faith
ful State Superintendent, was before
the assembly for a long while vibrat
ing between the two houses, as it
would be changed and returned by each
body, until towards the end of the ses
sion a bill. of amendments was finally
passed. The principal changes from
the old law are as follows:
1. The school-year is to end on No
vember 30th instead of June 30th as
2. No contracts for teachers' salaries
shall be made during any fiscal
I 1 a r .i
ior a larger amount or money man is
actually to the credit of the respective
districts for that year. Nor shall any
orders upon the Treasury be given to a
teacher until he has the money in hand
to pay such orders. (This means that
; s hool committees shall not contract a
! debt for the schools).
KT tt-sfcmmended by
the btate Board of Lducation shall be
u luc Fl"" nuuis. me oiave
Board may, however, recommend more
than one series upon the subjects to be
j 4. The apportionment of school funds
; is to be made on the first Monday in
. January of each year,
; 5. All schools in a county shall be
in session at the same time and but one
lwuuuwu' iciiuui -jc.tr. v i iu pic-
'vents waste of the money in a short
and useless term of two or three weeks
: at a time).
1 6. All contracts with teachers shall
' be in writing.
7. County Superintendents with the
conductors of County Institutes may
issue first grade certificates to teachers
who attend the Institutes, which shall
; be valid for three years. (This change
is a long step towards the improve
ment of our school sj'steni).
I 8. All teachers holding first grade
certificates must, within one year after
it is issued, stand a s
and Practice of
ination on "Theory
Teaching," the book for this purpose
being selected by the State Superin
, ' 9. One-third of the voters of a towu
i or city may, upon petitions, procure
an election for a special tax for the
public schools of that community.
10. Any two or more school districts
in the btate may employ a practical
teacher to superintend the pubic
schools, and he shall discharge the du
ties of County Superintendent in those
11. All the summer Normal schools
are abolished and the money which has
heretofore supportedSthem is to be used
in providing County Institutes in their
stead. I The btate refused to appro-
priateHhe additional amount of $o,000
which was asked for to be used in the
special training of the white teachers;
therefore the colored teachers now re
ceive SS.000 from the State for their
Normals, while the white teachers have
on lv $4,000 fer training the men and
women who are to educate the white
boys and girls of our State! N. C.
The Cowboy's Ticket.
San Francisco Chronicle.
Ther were te ing experiences tne
other night, and Col. Grannis told ene
j of his. He made the trip through the
. . A 1 " A.
I Southern country nere just
road had been opened. Ihe festive
powhnv had iust begun to enioy the
j - - J 4 J . ...
snort of running tne tram
rough region, and at one of
tions a formidable specimen ox-mac
tough human boarded the cars. The
conductor came along punching the
tickets, and the!cowboy did not pay any
attention to him. At last the conduc-
tor laid his hand on the cowboy's shoul-
der and said, "Ticket, please. The
cowbov turned in true cowboy style,
pulled out his revolver and pointed it
at the conductor. "Here's my ticket"
The conductor walked on and puiicnen
everybody else s coupon, luen he dis
appeared. The little incident had been
forgotten by almost everybody on the
car. The cowboy was in a quiescent
state, and the car was quite still when
the conductor came in. ' He walked
- n I
i- i u.1.,;j.,,n,n1,il ft-
rA h.for fh, rowbov. blaced a great
big knife dangerously contiguous to
his vital part and said quietly, "Lemme
see that ticket again. The cowboy
paid his fare.
waSv821 feet long, and the strength
isestimated t ton. :
The Niagara suspension bridge xras the norcn m a oe.ia iajni. ner nus
boilt by RoUliog in; 1852-53, at a cost bind, on returning home at night,
. aiinnA' . u-;. 9n f Knv th found her there unconscious, with the
An Awful Struggle.
Loa Anglees Express.
A family named Lambert, liv
Lake Charlie Apopka, or Tsala lake, as
it is called, report a very thrilling ex
perience. Tne familv is pomnn! nf
Mr. and Mrs. Lambert and three chil
drentwo bovs and a irirl bahv. tin
bJs being 8 and 15 respectively, and
1.1. w 1 a- . w m
the girl just able to toddle about
They moved there some years ago and
pre-empted a homestead on the south
side of the lake. The house is built
about 200 feet from the lake and on a
slight elevation, the land irt front
edge. 8 At theleft, o& some
fflllAA a AM MVMM.MMA 1
DTI LD n ITlnilth im ha h.H n m.nmKninl
iGrt 0f rrkerl
Oue night he heard a tremendous
roar in his hog pen, and, hurrying out
with his shotgun and lantern, he was
just in time to see one of his fine hogs
disappearing in tne laice in the mouth
of a huge alligator, while the score of
balls of fire in the lake showed the
presence of others. From that begin
ning their inroads were kept up with
great regularity, and though he killed
a dozen or more, yet the pork was to
nice tor them to relinquish their feed
ing ground. Lately they have grown
so bold as to crawl into his yard in
daytime, and the predatory raids of
these animals on his hosrs and fowls
have rendered his life a burden.
A recent adventure, however, of two
members of his family with one of
these dreadful creatures has so terrifi
the farmer aud has so alarmed his en
tire household that he is seriously con-
fjmnl!if Incr nKanilnni nn Viio nlaM (n.
Saturday afternoon Mrs. Lambert, who
was in the back part of the honse, was
attracted by the screams of her little vAuueaerate army. - nis conduct
giri an fnmtic cries of 4fcMammaitnroughout the wvr was so brave that
Hurrying to the front of
the house, she could not at first locate
the little one s whereabouts, bat her
piercing screams continued, and the al
most frantic mother soon discovered
the flutter of the child a dress near the
snore of the lake, the palmetto bnshes
hiding her from view. Snatching up
an ax from the woodpile, she flew to
the water's edge, aud sis she rounded
the palmetto patch a sight burst upon
her that nearly drove her crazy.
Un the edge of the bank, with its
body half in the water, was a huge al
ligator, its forepa 8 outstretched, rais
ing it from the ground, while its tail
lashed the water into foam. Just in
front of it, and clinging to a palmetto
root with her tiny hands for dear life.
was the little girl, her dress being held
in the jaws of the alligator, who wan
slowly dragging the child.
j,ator s dull eyes gleamed
I like- red coals of fire, and
Lambert appeared the monster uttered
a hoarse bellow and started backward,
tearing loose the child's slight hold.
The latter's infantile features were
drawn into an agonized appeal aud as
the animal dragged her down she was
too completely paralyzed with fear to
even cry out. i be pern ot her baby
banished all fear from Mrs. Lambert,
and she rushed up and struck the ani
mal over the head with the ax, and
seizing the child in both arms, tried to
pull her away. It cut into the gators
eye, and he half sprang at her.
I his left the child free, and they
both fell backward. Mrs. Lambert
said afterward that at this moment she
never expected to save her life. As
she fell the alligator swung around his
tail with a terrible sounding whisk,
but the fortunate fall of the two just
placed them outside its deadly sweep.
The alligator advanced as far as he
could with unwieldy waddle, and Mrs.
Lambeth attempted to rise and escape.
Her dress caught on a root, and before
.Unltnn and f herself th e
alligator made a snap at her and miss
ed, catching hold of her dress instead.
Findiug that it had secqred something
it commenced backing toward the
water, dragging along the prostrate
woman, who now fully realized her
peril and filled the air with her cries
for help. She frantically clutched at
the roots as she was dragged oyer them,
but her dress was of stout material,
and the alligator's strength soon over
came her feeble resistance.
Suddenly, with a heavy sinking of
the heart, she felt that her foot was
under the water, and that, if
1 t 1 A
came, sne was ooomea to a
death. The horror gave her strength
for a moment, aud she made another
frantic effort to free herself, but it was
jn rain, and she felt herself drawn into
! the water. Suddenly her hands, which
were nervously clutching at anything
an(j everything that seemed to promise
8llDnort. passed over the ax handle.
Wltn ine swiimess ox inougiti. na
al i. - .u. a
v. . m m m , m v ia
helve aiS rambled u and how she
cannot say. She mankged to de al the
'gator a heavy blow with the blade.
With rare good fortune it struck his
tu :A iUm aA
wu AA nA wounded entile
rhe maddened and wounded reptile
pened its jaws with a roar of pain and
ige, and Mrs. Lambert's dress slipped
,(9ilm unrr. i
tj jts huge teeth.
j Scrambling u she seized her baby
and fled wildly to the house and fell on
child pattingher mothers cheek, try.
in-m beroy wa te aronse her.
Death of the Worst Uaai i the Country..'
LouUrllU, Kj Diptch, Mrch 13,
Jack Hardy, the famous sporting
man wh died snddenljr at the New
Orleans race track Sunday, was well
known here. He had probsblv killed
more men than any otner individual
who ever lived in this country, his re
cord of thirty yeass being one of con
stant strifcand bloodshed. He spent
much of his time here, and a friend of
his related yesterday how he killed .
twenty-one men in one year. ( " : t .
"Hardy sprang into prominence as a
dangerous man about the beginine of
iue civu war, ne saw. "He attended
fair at a little backwoods' town in
Texas, and among the features" was a
horserace. Hardy and his friends were
interested in a certain horse, and con
siderable money went that wayLThe
horse won, but there Was a. big gang,
on the other side, and ; they claimed a
ioui, musing to give up the money.
A hght resulted, and pistols were drawn
oy all. riardy s friends retreated, but :
he stood his ground, and, taking aim
with a big navy revolver, commenced
firing. His . marksmanship was so
good that each of the seven bullets the.,
weapon contained ended a life. Har
dy was partly protected by a postThuV'
in spite of that, he was shot tire times
before the fight was ended, and for a
time lay at the point of death. ;
44 When Hardy recovered the others
of the gang swore that they would
drive him out of the State, and when
ever he met one of then! a fight en
sued. As a result he killed twenty-one
before Uw year was over. Fori the
last offeuce he was. outlawed, and a re
ward of $10,000 for his capture was
offered by the State. He f oa ud refuge :
among the cattle ranches, however and
wJen the war organized a body
rangers, and with them joined thj
ne was grained a iuu pardon oy tne
Confederacy for all past offences."
In 1860 Hardy became involved ia
another difficulty. AFederaUflBcer
vtuu whs svauouea ai a smau poss in
Texas, oUe day groly insulted Har-
dy's wife. ..hhe told her husband, and
putting his pistol in his pocket he
went ip search of the offender. The
officer, knowing the dangerous char
acter of the man, retired to his house- -and
locked himself in. It was night,
but Hardy went immediately to the
spot. Being unable to obtain admit .
tance and learning that the officer was.
in the building, he set fire to the house
and stationed himself at some distance
back in the yard. -
The officer endeavored to escape
through a window, but, as he appeared
Hardy sent a bullet through his head,
and Hardy escaped punishment. He
afterward went to New Orleans, whem
he killed four men.
Hardy's skill in shooting a pistol was
remarkable. A few years ago he was
at the race track here witn several '
friends, and the question of marksman
ship arose. A small spot was made on ;
a post about thirty . paces away and
Hardy sent five bullets into the same "
hole. He could hit a silver quarter
four times out of five almost as fair as
he could see it, and ifis. said that he '
never shot at a man in his life that be ;
did not hit him.
The Best of Friends Hut Part.
How sad, to part with eld and tried
friends. The old song meit truly said:
; " Meeting is a pleaiurf ,
.. j Aud parting ia a pain." -
We hare a number of old friends,
subscribers who have stood by us y
through all the nine years of our news
paper life whose names have become
"office-hold words," tbe weekly writing
. . J. ma nl.rtB.lM (!. M.I 1 I m 4A MM
uierou "ua. w.urus W1 piv uu w
couragement m our contest with ig- .
i j j . i J
ith preiudice, witb-cnme,"
and, worst of all, with poverty, that
parting with them is indeed a pain, but
the exorable law of supply and demand
decrees it must be so. We remember
during our first and untutored efforts
to "get up a circulation" that, these
kind friends gave us their names and
best wishes ef success With - the com
forting promise to. send us the money
and other subscribers lor the-paper
"next week," and hence a sigh at the
thought of this 'sad separation. AVe
remember the many pleasant meetings
I we have enjoyed with those old friendi",
I indulging the secret t hope that old
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ings and rene wed jirqraistar whose con
tinued nonperformance makes this last
separation a saa ana most nnweicome :
necessity. More than three months
we have been on the bed of affliction, "
and as a drone in the hive, done nc-
i rnino if iwb mi imr auiiunik -
"-o , 'sj .
1 Looking over our old books we nnd :
the names of our old friends, f ,
years, igh ,n uw!
nj neighbors, holding office ijn theland, !
and itrgood sWing in the chweb, .
I who have read our paper 4wo, inree. ?
I four, five and a few for six and eight
four, nve and a lew tor mx ana eignt
Jfars, but have not paid for it, anp for
this reason we, the best of friends,
must part. We weep for what von owe
us.rras and Carolinian.
The new London bridge is construct
ed of granite, from the designs of L.
aud completed in abou
st a cost of ,290,000,
tveuuie. n was commenced in icz,
about seven years.