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VOL. XX, THIRD SERIES.
SALISBURY, II. C. THURSDAY U1Y 2, 1839.
s ;: ": - " 4 i ' , '. ' 1':.." '" - ' -
p. J. C. McCUBBINS,
Salisbury,- - ? - - N. C.
Office in Cle b illtnp, ecoml floor, ni-xt to
iirJwnre store, bii Mreet."
YBKUCliAIOE. " L. 11. CLKMEX
CRAIGE & CLEMENT,
! Salisbury, N. O,
Feb .3rd, 1881
, ' 703 SALISBU3T.
Mb. Owtx ll. Bishop (pupiF-or Dr. Marx.
Proft'ssor of Music at Berlin University, and
Monsieur Benezet of I'arii?) has come from
England a.nd settlrtl close to Salisbury, and U
prepared (to tune, regulate and repair Piano
fortes, Orpans amF Pipe Organs. Having had
fifteen years' practical experience in England;
Ladies and gentlemen, who wish their musical
Instruments carefully and regularly attended
ti. m iy rely upon lniving thorough and -cou-fir
iintious work done if they will kindly favor
0. U w'it'1 their esteemed patronage. Liv-
ing ear town, no traveling expenses will be
incurred, fad therefore the terms
tir : 1'-Ji0 per j)iauofortc,Jf tune
. lv, or r for three tunings in one year. Please
-apply fur turther particulars uy postal caru or
note left at this office.
Sell u man n says: "It "13 the falsest
economy to allow any pianoforte to remain un
tuned, as it ruins bith instrument and ear." ,
If aay dealer says h has tbe W. Im Doaelas
ghoen without name and price it tamped on
th bottom, put nim down hi m fraud. , I
Ttoat: In Ilia world. TtTxmtim Ilia
l.OO (1KNUINK HAND-SKWKO SHOE.
S4.00 IIAM-NEWKI WKLT SHOK.
-3.50 POLICK AND FARMKKS' KHOE.
'i.50 JCXTKA VAIiUK CALF SHOE.
mt.ltS WORKINOM AN'8 SHOK.
S.OOand 8Uu liOVH' SCHOOL. SHOES.
All made in Conjrre, Button and Lace.
W. L. DOUGLAS
S3 SHOE ladires.
Best Material. Best Style. BestTittinc.
It not sold br your dealer, write '
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FOII SALE BY
Forale by JNO. II. ENNISSj Druggist.
D. A. ATWELL'S
"HARDWARE STOEE, :
Where a full lineof-poHls ia bi line, may
' always be found.
HOME CO MP A N Y ,
" C ROYALKSSS Jfc S
rhi8;owder never yarleb. A marvelol ur.tjr
strength ,and nrholesomeness. More economlcul
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold lu
competition with the mnlUlud of low test, short
weight, alum or phosphate powders. Sold only In
cans. Kotal Baking Powdek Co. ,10c Wall fct. K
will Le lowj For sale bv Binirham & Co. , Young & Bos
d occasional-Titian, and N. P. Murphy.
Almost everybody wants a "Spring Tonic."
Here is a simple testimonial which shows how
B. B. B. is regarded. It will knock your mala
ria out and restore your appetite:
Splendid fYr a Spring Tonic.
Arlixotox, Ga., June 30r4S8M.
.1 suffered with malarial blood poison more or
less all the time, and the only medicine that
done ie any good is U. B. B. It is undoubted
ly the: best Mood medicine made, . and for this
malarial country should be used by every one
in the spring of the year, and is good in sum
mer, fall and winter as a tonic aad blood purifier.
L Gives Bftt.r Satisfaction.
Cadiz, Ky., July 6, 1887.
Please send me one box Blood Balm Catarrh
Snuff by return mail, as one of my customers
is taking B. B. B. for catarrl and wants a box
of the snuff. B. U. B. gives better satisfaction
than any I ever sold. 1 have sold JO dozen in
the past 10 weeks, and it gives good satisfac
tion. If I don't remit all rightforsnuff write me.
Yours, W. II. Brandos.
; It Removed the Pimples.
Rorxn Mountain, Tenn., March 29, 1887.
A lady friend of mine has for several years
been troubled with bumps and 'pimples on her
tiice and neck, for which she used various cos
metic in order to remove them and beautify
and improve her complexion; but these loeaj
applications were only temporary and left her
skin in a worse condition.
L recommend an internal preparation
known as Botanic Blood Balm which I have
been usiii; und selling, about two years; she
used three bottles and nearly all pimples have
disappeared, her skin is soft and smooth, and
her general hea th much improved. ,fcne ex
presses herself much gratified, and can rcconi-
i . . .it 1 . 11.... AT.At.J '
menu u 10 an nuu urc mus huciku.
! Mrs. S. M. Wilsos.
A BOOK OF WONDERS, FREE.
All wao desire full tnformaJon about thecause
nn l imii'a
of Btool Poisons, Scroiuia ana scroruioua
s.vellinsis. Ulcers, sores, - Rheum ulsm. Kidney
Complatuis, C itarrh, eic:. can secure by mall, free,
aeopv of our 13-page Illustrated Book tr Wonders,
filled 'with the most wonderful and startling proof
ever 0 foreknown. Address,
4o:ly Bi 000 rfAt.M Co.. Atlanta. Oa
tlmnlAtes the. torpid liver, strength-.
cum t lie digestive organ, regulates the
- bowels, and are unequaled as am
In malarial districts tfeelr Tlrtnes are
w Idely recognised, as tney possess pee
nllar properties in freeing the system
from tuat poison. Elegantly sngar
coated. Dose small. lrtee, 23ets.
Office, 44 Murray St., New York.
P. H. THOMPSON & CO.
Sash, Doors, Blinds, &ork
Scroll-Sawing, "Wood Turning,
ANI CASTINGS OF ALL KINDS
i DEALERS IS
Steam Engines and Boilers, Steam and
! Water Pipe,
Stcaai Fitting", Shafting, Pulley Hangers.
' ; also
Mu-bincry of all kinds repaired on
V I SUORT NOTICE.
Mar. 1588. lj
SUBSCRIBE FOR THE
SEEKING HUME PATRONAGE.
A STRONG COMPANY,
Prbmb V:Eeliable,Liheral 1
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Ageut in all cities and towns in the S)utn.-a
J EH0DES BEOWKEi President.
C. CoiRT, Secretary.
Sowing and Rsapin?
Be careful what you sow. boys!
For seed will surely grow, boys!
The dew will fall,
The rain will splash,
The cloaJs will darken,
And the sunshine flash,
And the boy who sows good seed to-day
Shall reap the crop to-morrow.
Be careful what you sow. girls!
For every seed will grow, girls!
Though it may fall
Where you cannot know,
. Yet in summer and shade
It will surely grow;
And the girl who sows good seed to-day
Shall reap the crop to-morrow .
Be careful what you sow, boys!
For the weeds will surely grow, boys!
If you pla:.t tad seed
By the wayside high,
You must reap the harvest
By and by.
And the boy who sow) wild oats to-day
Must reap the crop to-morrow.
Be careful what you sow, girls!
For all the bad will grow, girls!
And the girl who now,
With a careless hand,
Is scattering thistles
Over the land,
Must know that whatever she sows to-day
She must reap the same to-morrow.
Then let U3 sow good seed, now!
And not the briers and weeds, now!
That when the harvest
For us shall come.
We may have good sheaves
To carry home.
For tne seed we sow in our lives to-day
Shall grow and bear fruit to-morrow.
"Truth is Stranger Than Fiction."
The reader has often read the above
quotation, but we venture to say he
never read under it a more strange,
wild and mad story than is presented
CHAOS IN OKLAHOMA.
Chicago, April 2(5. An Arkansas
City, Kans;LS special says: Chaos
reigns, nut only iii Oklahoma, but i.i
the entire tributary country. The
railroad is prostrated. Couitiiii'iica
tions are entirely cut off. The West
ern Union, with its crush of train dis
patching, would uot touch a messiij'e !
of any other character in the territory, I
though jthe earth swallow a town site. I
Guthrie's back seems to lie broken,
and there is a furious stampede to get
out. The people there are wild from i
the deprivations that the lack of shel
ter!, water and food impose upon them.
lo these distresses are added the mis
fortunes of tempest, he.tt and the ab
sence of means of flight.
When your cornesponuent reached
Willow Springs frwm Diamond Bar
ranch, he learned from the dispatches
that neither north nor south-bound
(mssenger-trains shortly due' had been
leard from. The hours f waintiug
passed when a train of twenty cattle
cars crept up from the South. The
cars wereJocked. but upon the roof, the
tender, on the pilot and gangway of
the locomotive, and packed in and up
on the caboose, was a dense and miser-
. . TUa
mit.i, mcu. u-m
Guthrie had started with its strange
load, at 0 o'clock in the evening.
It was useless to attempt' to enforce
laws restrictive of railroad travel. The
people were fleeing practically for their
Thev h id added to lonjr periods of
privation the suffering of seventeen
hours without food or protection from
No trains had passed them, and none
was in sight behind. They had left a
howling mob in Guthrie, baffled in its
efforts to go in flight. The uselessness
of proceeding to Guthrie was apparent,
and the correspondent secured a foot
ing for one foot and returned to this
point with the laggard train. Since
dark other freight trains have follow
ed, having made the 83 miles from
Guthrie 111 from 0 to 14 hours. Ihe
The cars are piled with fugitives, thirs
ty and famine- stricken, and Arkansas
City is crowded as it was before the
Some exijeriences are pitiful. A
terrible storm last night raised the
miseries of Guthrie to almost horror.
A violent wind arose as the sun sank.
and filled the air with the stifling red
alkali dust that strews the plain.
A deluge of rain succeeded, and
through the night it leat. upon thou
sands of the shelterless. The railroad
is utterly incompetent in an emergen
cy, and is delivering baggage and ex
press too slowly to be ot use to the un
The fugitives cheer with. joy as they
alieht here, and rush to the hydrants
and eating houses. Curses are heaped
upon the region and the government
marshals, rleetles and Jones, are exe
crated without stint for thefts of land,
and the railroad denounced for its
Guthrie is without form. The orig
inal streets have disappeared, and new
sections are beinsr plowed everv hour.
Values have fallen to praetic til v noth
ing, and confidence is at a low ebb.
Those who are not gome home an
nounce their intention of moving upon
the Cherokee strip, and report that
hundreds of boomers in wagons here
already done sol Scores of men sur
rendered their claims to lots in Guthrie
without an effort to preserve or dispose
south-bound passenger train ar
rived after time, crowded with pil
grims for Guthrie, and few could be
tlissanded bv the lamentations of f ugi-'
tires. It is impossible to predict what:
possible PWn: nian in 10,000 can read aloud without
days .will; - develop m eycrjbjJy to death. -
the next tew
St. Louis, April 25. An Arkansas
City special to the Republic, says: A
number of claims have been deserted
in various parts of the territory, and
wagons can be seen frequently on the
back trail. Many of the disgruntled
threaten to squat on the Indian lands
surrounding Oklahoma. Some will
fall back on the Cherokee strip; others
will! go down into the Chickasaw coun
try and lease farms from the India
arms irom tne Indians.
That country is beinsr ranidlv settled
by fanners who pay
o pay an auuutl head
right or a lease for the privilege of
tilling the soil there. 'The.country is
as much superior the Oklahoma as is
the Cherokee outlet, and there is a
great deal of complaint among the
boomers that the poorest land
ol, land opeui to settlement.
Desoite the discour.iMm.mt how...r
many contests for
- o -
An interesting case has arisen where
f. u i
xv& - a&a w h m.hi w www aw m u mm
srcbiun uui live mi nines apart. ine
first arrival claimed possession by pri
-i pi j i i
onty. I he second made improvement
and claimed that it was tl improve-
ment that perfected the right ofW
patiou. This ci,,e will doubtless be
taken to the land office for settlement.
As illustrating ingratitude of there
public, it may be mentioned that con
tests are already filed against the claim
of Captain Couch, an old leader, 011 the
curious ground that he disqualified
himself from making entry by enter
ing the territory years ago on boom
Gen. James B. Weaver, of Iowa, one
of the most persistent advocates of the
opening of Oklahoma in Congress, has
also had his claim contested, and has
been accused of attempting to take the
Ceople by the throat. The old time
oomer 1 ad rs have not fared ' we: 1.
Any nuinuer of Paynefs men can be
found now lying around Furcell, who
have been outridden and outrun by
men who have taken the fruit of their
years of sacrifice.
Most of them take it philosopically, !
but a murdered bov of 19, who was
shot when found in possession of one
of those claims, owes his death to that
injustice, whether he was partly re
sponsible for it or not. The man who
killed him had worked it for his own
for a number of years past.
It is broadly hinted at Purcell that
the old colonists there could point out i
the murderer, and that instead of
doing so, assisted him to escape into
Twenty claims have been deserted in
one neighborhood, and last night, in
the depot at Oklahoma City, a broken
boniest ader offered to sell his -claim
The contests and excitement, over
town sites continues, and much trouble
is promised for the future.
Oklahoma City, April 23. Three
brothers named Williams had a desper
ate fight on the streets yesterday with
a party of Kansas town-site specula
tors. Knives and pistols were freely
used. All hands are under arrest.
A young woman named Hotchkiss,
was arrested for murderously attack
ing the street committee, -tier lot lay on
the route of the proposed street. The
woman made a violent resistance.
New York, Wil 23. IV Times'
special from Guthrie, Oklahoma, says
that the mother of George Davy, who
came from New York State, near
Rochester, was burned to death in a
prairie lire, five mile from Guthrie, on
Tuesday night. Mr. D ivy is severely
burned and will go back to his old
New York, April 23. A special to
the Times from Purcell, I. T., says that
reports of fatal encounters between
boomers come thick and fast, and a
man named Grant reports that his
friend Grossman, from Tennessee,
was murdered by a stranger as be was
about to stake a claim in the rich tim-
I ber land near the Santa Fe road. The
stranser hurled a hatchet atLrossman.
The blade struck him full in the fore
head, and he fell dead in his tracks.
Grant shot the murderer, but he man
aged to get away.
Minette Days, the Kentucky news
paper woman, left Purcell on Tuesday
for Guthrie with the avowed intention
of securing a claim, and the advices
are she succeeded after riding a race
with the soldiers and hiding in the
timber between Purcell and Oklahoma
Arkansas City, April 23. The Cher
okee council has "held a meeting and
selected a commissioners in the person
of John Rappin to go to Washington
and lay the Cherokees' Claims before
President Harrison. , They fear that
the boomers will invade their territory
Rappin told a reporter that he
thought that instruction would be is
sued to the troops to go slow in the
matter of driviniz the boomers off the
strip. This would be done, he thought,
to comnel the Cherolcees to accept the
$1.23 per acre now offered them for the
6.000.000 acres of land in the strip.
General Merritt has given the boom
ers three dys to get off the Cherokee
strip, and will undoubtedly drive them
It is against the law of Mexico for
a man to read a newspaper aloud in
nublic. Ic ia a towd law. Not one
The Old Worth State.
SALISBURY AND HER REMINISCENCES.
MANY CLAIMS WORTH LOOKING INTO.
M. Quad in Detroit Free Pi ess.
Salisbury, N. C. Nineteen out of
every . twenty travelers who pass
through Salisbury, or change cars here
for Asheville. connect t tic town with
Ul. r . . . . . "
. ",c pnson pn in which so
! ' u rSrTff
lives. It is a record for which rh
Confederate military authorties alone
are responsible. The only citizen of
Salisbury whoever saw the inside of
that prison was a doctor who was
sometimes called in consultation. On
" - we pnson
run srtrr th. . , , n
run short the citizens contributed as
if :a " .
s years since a vestige of the
could be seen. Just whereit
stood is now one of the finest residence
oiics iii mc luwii, ana it is nara to co
u .i, ;- ' w b
JU im,o to the days of
feuu! f1 C .S?
ICr 1S "IT
road cut, and there are citizens who
remember the excitement caused by
seventy-five or a hundred prisoners
taking French leave after one dark
THE SALISBURY OF OLD.
Salisbury was quite a town as far
back as the young days of Daniel
Boone. He lived only twelve miles
away for many years, and his excur
sions to Kentucky were I known to all
citizen. The old records of tlje cour
are proofs that Daniel Boone was
neither a hayseed nor an angel. He
used to fill up and then paint the town J
red, and was fined more than once for
assault and battery and disorderly con
Like so many other southern towns
before the war, Salisbury had neither
Hira nor rtrab,tion. It
point for cotton-buying and shipping,
und it had an excuse for a cotton fac
tory. It was not until seven or eight
years ago that anything like public
; spirit was aroused, and only within the
last three that a boom has advertised
the place. From this time out the
North Carolina town which gets ahead
of Salisbury must do some vigorous
A solid foundation and rapid growth
Through the efforts of her own
people, and mainly with their own
capital. Salisbury has established with
in the last few years a nne cotton fac
tory, a knitting mill, five tobacco facto
ries, two 1 rge tobacco warehouses, two
large brick yard, a canning factory
employing several hundred hands in
season, three planing mills, a foundry
and car shop. Two hundred houses
have l)een erected within the last year.
and there were more in progress ef tinue to vote for radical white candi
erection than I saw in any other town dates in the future just as they have in
in the btate. H r population is not less fcne pusk He is the ablest man of his
than 5,000 and to have accomplished rjlce 'in this country and is a very ad
that she has proved her leading men to ro;f nolitician. He warns his oeoole
have all the push and energy credited
to the "hustlingest" yankee.
SCHOOLS, CHURCHES AND MORALS.
Here is situated the Livingstone
uouege, naving rony acres or lanu ami
five large buildings and Salisbury nas
a tine graded sschool with the best of
teachers. Her church are numerous
and well attended and the moral status
of the town wouia ue nara to oeai. accord wjrn our eitizenship.
The population of the county is about ,,1 we C;mnot afford to draw
25.000, and the average of murder is the;coIor line in politics. A party
only one for every two years. Simple actin upon tnat h.Mli wouW bvJ not
larceny is a penitentiary offense, and merelj a rajsfortu,,e but a dire calam
yet not over eight persons per year are ity tJ the AmerjC;m people."
sent from the county. There are three Since the negroe!, wert. enfranchised
or four saloons in the place, but if they they hnye uniformiiyi invaribly, per
were patronized to anv extent during gently drawn the "coo- line in so
my stay it was not observable in the far as awavs voting against the South
general demeanor. It is a home-like ern whaes A concerned and always
uiace, wiin wc
larcrelv nredomiaating. and what vice
exists is growing gradually less instead
ri - ft - . all
Lands about Salisbury have been
well kent up. and the farmers are do-
inc well. Not a bale of hay has been
imported for several years. un me
contrary, Salisbury ships to many
other points. There ae large natural
meadows in the county wnicn are
mowed twice a year and furnish the
very choicest hay. 1 hese gntss lanas
do not require re-seeding c more man
once in half a century. Strawberries,
grapes and peaches are grown and
aViInnMl in Lm?e Quantities, and at a
n V narnt ftf thP
nne proiiu S " 'a
land m the county "
this per cent is .constantly decreasing.
This is the best of proot tnat tne larra-
ers are doing well.
m a a, . a a.
niKIIfll U LUC ALICl VP A.
With a little extra attention, this
average could be raised 25 per cent.
Cotton, tobacco, corn, wheat, clover
and "potatoes are the staple crops, but
almost any fruit or vegetable can be
grown. It is one of the best points
in the whole South for small fruit-
irrowera. because they can reasonably
tuu?', w- J "
ioT.n. oaAViTK AND IRON.
mere are iwo goia nuues w imw
few miles of Salisbury, having a com
bined eapital of 600,000. The shares
of these conipwrtes bring a premium of
25 per cent., and one. must argue from
that that handsome dividends are paid
to stockholders. .
Maganese. iron in large beds exist
within ten miles of the city, but are
still undeveloped. The next ten years,
if this ore proves what is hoped for it,
may witness the erection of several
great industries in or near the city.
There is, also, but a short distance
away a solid mountain of the purest
and finest granite enough to build
all the public buildings of America for
a thousand years to come.
The average price of farming lands
is very low not over $12 per acre.
All property is assessed at two-thirds of
its true value, and-taxes are very mod
erate. The city is entirely clear of
debt and has a c;tsh balance in
hand. The death-rate for the past five
years has not been over five in a thou
sand, and this is counting white and
black. Epidemics, cyclones, droughts,
and freshets are unknown, and a
healthier, happier community cannot
be found south of the Ohio river.
No inducement was offered to the
present industries to locate, but Salis
bury is determined to add to them aud
will offer free sites for a handle-factory,
bucket factory, wagon factory,
woolen mills or any other enterprise
which may find the location suitable to
its wants. Special inducements will be
held out to a shoe factory, an another
tannery would find plenty of stock to
A town of 5,000 people which can
boast of $200,000 worth , of improve
ments in an off year must have solid
merit behind its" boom. The future
prospects are extremely bright and the
next five years will more than double
the present population. The southern
town which comes. to the front must
do as the northern towns have done
put forth a public spirit aud push
which will meet and overcome all dis
couragements. They will advertise
rwhat they have got and what they
want. Milliuus of dollars of capital
are poured into the South, to be fol
lowed by tens of thousands of home
seekers and wage-workers. The local
ity which cannot attract and benefit
under these circumstances must be poor,
indeed, f M. Quad.
Fred Douglass Persuades Sambo.
Old Ered Douglass is an able hnlf
breed, but an o i fraud. We heard
him roundly abuse Horace Greeley, and
in the same speech declare that fie was
the best friend he ever had. He has
been speaking to the negroes in Wash
ington. Fred has held fat offices un
der former Radical Administrations
and has a wife who wears a white.
skin, ne sees tnat tne negroes who
elected Harrison are grumbling at the
treatment they are receiving, and he is
trying to persuade them that it is . all
right, and they must not kick, but con
against independence of action. He
says it will be fatal to the negroes.
They must vote with g. o. p. H(
' -A nation within a nation is anom
a, There ca )e but one Allerican
niltjon unJer the Americ.m govern-
ment and ffe are Americans. The
Constitution of the country makes us
guch aud our ,;nM of actC?itv 8nouW
voting with the Ulack llepublicans ot
fi,a x.irth If tk.f. i nnt ".lttino
the co,or line; then pr;lv what ,i$ it?
V' ' vj as. sw
Douglass knows that the
aret-not well treated by their party lead
ers. But he is such a troof-Jyed par
tisan and so hates the South that he is
willing that his nice shall forever play
the part of chestnut-pul'er, so that the
said wbites may enjoy the refections.
Old Fred knows that more than IOO,
000 majority of all the votes was
asainst his man Harrison, and that
overoie million majority of white volts
was arainst him, aud he knows without
the negro solid vote for Harrison that
he could not possibly be elected again,
or anv other Black Itenublican. He.
a - a
'"v,r-v' r. r . .. . .. .
ages" to rally around the old piratical
flag and go again for such -figures" as
h b- g
fo Qld Fred u a cunnin oU
v - j i i,nnws How eredulous and
a 1 - -
Saved From ConsnmpUon.
Several phtViciane predicted that Mr.
A'a B. Kow'ley, Druggist, of Chicago,
would soon have consumption caused by
an ;'rrevaieU case of Catarrh.' . Custo
mer finally induced him to try Clarke's
I Extract or. Flax (PapUton) Catarbh
1l SP 1 U AaaSftU- I I 111 S ft I ttfaj ! a Mt-
Ucedented. I commcnce.Uo uet welUftr
I -the first application and am nnw, after
I -few week, entirely euM-' It will do the
Isame for you. Price $1.00. Try Clarke's
i j-ax Soap for the Skin and you will use
- 1 norther. 25 rents. All of Clarke's rcme-
1 die are Tor 1c Jno. II. Enuiss.
A Yancey County Innocent who Paid
$150 for a Block of Wood. -
Mr. Robert H. Lewis, of. Dee' Log,
Yancey county, came near being taken
in by the green goods coufideuce game '
last Monday. Mr. Lewis' veision of
the affair is that Le received a let
ter from Mr. Townsend to the effect
that there awaited him in the express
office a package upon which was due
the sum of $150. Mr. Taylor cameto
Marion, paid the $150, and received a
package, and with, it a bill in words
and figures as follows: Robert H.
Lewit, Dr.T To Charles McDonald,
Rah way, N. J, For jewelry per invoice,
$150." He stjir ted homeward rejoic
ing when for the first time it occurred:
to his astute mind that he would ex-'
amine the package, and let his eves
feast on the glittering prize which had
come to him unbeknownst and so un
expectedly. Mr. Lewis most energet
ically affirms that he had neither
knowledge of or previous acquaintance
with his benefactor, Mr. Charles Mc
Donald. He undid the wrapper which
disclosed a handsome jewelry case.
Mr. Lewis' eyes enlarged, became dis
tended. All eagerness und impatience
he could not wait to find the 'key
which opens the casket, but forced the
lock, raises the top. when lo and t be
hold, there neatly wrapped and folded
lies a nice, clean, well-shaped, smooth
block of wood. A change came over
Mr. Lewis in the twinkling of an eye; ,
hexperienced a revulsion of feelings;
his eyes distended yet wider; his lower
jaw dropped; his tongue . lolled iu his
mouth; a cold striek of big disgust
traversed his spinal column; he tum
bled all in a heap, realizing that he had
a clean, clear title to, and was in pos
session of, a big block of dearly bought
experience, and felt a goneness in the
place where that $150 was wontJo be. .
He pulled himself, came to a right
about face and countermarched, or
rather kicked himself all the way batck
to Marion, by which time his senses
had returned. He sought out J. C. L.
Bird, Esq., placed himself and his bl ck
of wood in Mr. Bird's keeping, who
ascertained that the money Was still
in the hands of the express agent, and
as promptly attached the same and it is
now in custody of Marshal rtnley.
where it will lie until its rightful
ownership is determined by the 'slow
process-of the law. 1 he express com
pany is neutral in the conUst, only so
licitous that the proceedings shall be
legal. Mr. Chas. McDonald, of Kah
w.iy, N. J., will be summoned by pub
lication, but he is not likely to answer
in person on the 24th of May, when
the case will be tned. The result is
readily anticipated. TJie court will
get its costs. Marshal Finlev his fees,
and MrrBird his fee; Mr. lieu is "wilh
get the balance of his $150 and a
wholesome lesson in the uncertainties
incident to monkeying with the green
J goods buzz saw, which we hope will
make him a wiser and better man.
With that sagacity and forethought
and reticence which has characterized
the business-life of this money king,
Mr. Vanderbilt planned and executed
his purpose to build up the most at
tractive, elegant and charming country-seat
to be found, perhaps, in ull
jie world. First he secured an emi-
lence on which to build, which over-
looks the lovely valleys of the Freuch
Bratd and the Swamianou rivers, aud
from which a sweep of vision in all
directions, for mi lei and miles away,
i arches scenes oi pictuie que beauty and
loveliness, ou which the unwearied eye
longingly lingers aud feasts always
wonuenng aim never unng. iNext,
to carry out his pnncely design, he
must have a broad domain, for- drives.
summer villas und parks&c-, fcc, ami'
he has added, so the ihe Call learns, to
the original purchase until now 'he
owns about four thousand acres, cost
ing him from $50 too $100 per Ticre.
extending along the road towards Hen
derson ville ou the one side. amT em
bracing the valley of the . French
Broad for quite a distance on the'
The Call is further HTidvised that his 1
architect has completed the design for. .
this grand palatial residence. It is
to be three hundred feet in - lenutli.
with gorgeous parlors and reception
rooms, elegant sleeping apartments.
superb suits and baths, delightful
promiuades and verandahs, chartmuir
observatories, ball-rooms, limpid foun--
tains ana conservatories or rarest and
richest flowers in short, all the com
forts and appointments that may be
had by the expenditure of one million
dollars the amount decided upon as
necessary to meet his wishes. He is
now negotiating for an additional r
seven hundred and fifty acres . for
which lie will be required to-pay 'one
hundred thousand dollars the ' price
of the propesty having advanced three.
hundred per cent, within the past hun
dred days. A princely conception of a
pnnceiy nome to oe located in full
view of the lovely city of Asheville!
Her good people are to be congratulat
ed. And now the Asheville Citizen
will doubtlesss inquire how the Call
a a . s '
got its information If so the answer
is, that it is the bu-iuesn of the Cull
to get the news scud to publish' it
There are 3,000,000 wotiietr in xthe
1 Uuited btates earning their own living.
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