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SALISBURY, N. C. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1889.
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weight. alum .ii phosrilwite powders. Soldotdj lu
ans. Koyai. ll.VKlNfi I'owdek Co..lCf, all St. JN :
For sale lv llincrliani & Co., Young &IJos
tian.and X. I. Murphy.
Alm.Hst ever ldy wants a '-Spring Tonic."
Here io a simnle testimonial, which shows how !
15. li. P. is regarded. It Avill knock your mala-
ri.i out and restore your appetite : ' :
Spbnihl for a Sirinj Tonic.
j ' -VpfixnTox, Ga., Jnnco30, 188.
I suffered With malarial blood poison more or
less all the time, :and , the only medicine that
done me any goojd is 11. II. 11. It is .-undoubtedly
the bust IdOod medicine made, and for this
malarial country should be used by every one
in the springof -the year. aiil is good in sum
mer, tall and wiatier as a tonic and blood purifier.
- GIVSS BBtt'&r Satisfaction.
(J.u,iz, Ky., July (5, 18S7. 1
Please send me onlrbox Blood Balm Catarrh
Snull'tiy return mail, as one of my customers
is taking 7 B. li. for catarrh and wants a box .
t;t' the snuff. II, II. li. gives better satisfaction
than any I ever sold. '1' have sold 10 doxen in
the past 10 weeks, and it gives good satisfac-
ion. It 1 dotrt remit all right torsiiurl write me.
Yours. W. II. Uhaxuox.
It Removed tho Pimples.
Kqi m Mountain. Tenn.. March 20. 188'
A ladv friend of mine ; has for several years
heen troul'ded with bumps and pimples on her
face a ixi nee, for which she used various cos
metics in order to remove them and heautify
uu I improve her complexion: but these local
applications were only temporary and left her
skin in a worse condition.
l; recommend nil internal preparation
nowu" as "Botanic 'Blood Balm which I have
been Hsii- ami .-elling about two years'; she
ted three bottles and nearly all pimples have
disanpeared. her. skin is soft and smooth, and
her general heahh much improved. She ex-
presses herself much er.atilied. and can recom-
mend it to all v, ho arc -thus aftected.
Mrs. S. M. Wilson.
A BOOK CF W01IDEES, FREE.
Ml w-:io lesli-e.fuU inforr.i.-lon about the cause
an I .-ire or' lUo t I'oisoas, scrofula ami Scrofulous
s.velUivs. ri'-f-rs. Sores, Kheumitism, Kidney
Coin nafuts. ntir.rh. etc.. can secure by m ill, free,
a e it -ii-pae Illuslr.ifd Hook of Womlera.
iilled jv-Ttii t ive most wonderful and startling proof
n' toeknown. - Address,
Di.ouo iJ.vi.M im.. Atlanta, i. a
NJHTH CAROLINA is the Sui erior
ROWAN COUrJfY j Court.
Reuben J. Holmes, John S. Henderson
and Eiiz-i A. Holmes, Plaintifl's,
Holmes W. -lipid, Nancy J. Thayer aincl
! her husban.l J. II. Thayer, YV. A. Reid, L.
F. Reid. Minnie Jlar.is, R. Jones Reid,
I Jesse Skeen, Friseilla S. Floyd, Jesse C.
i Smith. Eiizibetli P. Pearee and her hus
! !and John Pearee. Nannie C. Sexton and
i her husband John T. Sexton, Ma-y M.
f Skeen.-John 'Q. Skeen, Charity L. Skeen,
I Marv Dean and her husbaiitl Moses L.
P ' racea i no to sell land for
equired to appear be- J
in the town ot Salis-
! bury, 011 Friday, the 'JOth day'of Septem- 1
OCT, loSi'i auo auswei ui uciimi iu
eomnlaint of the idaintilTs.
Auirust flfhi 1SS9.
42:t. ! JOHN M. HGRAH,
CTk Snperier Court of Rowan Co
GreansljGro Female Collep,
GREENSBORO. N. C.
THE SIXTY-NINTH SESSION OF
this well quipped and prosperous
Institutiorvvvill begin on the
,--2Sth LAY OF AUGUST, 1889.-.
arc ofl'erel in all the departments of in
struction usually pursued in Female Col-
I lenes of highest grade. Charges very
! moderate. For catalogues address.
T. M. JOXE-S President ,
Greensboro, X. C
SEEKING HOME PAT? OA AGE,
A STS0NG COMPANY,
Prompt, Reliable, Liberal !
in nil rities fiml towns in the South .-a
J. RHODES TrkUnt
C. CjoART, Serbia ry. x
t-k- - SToO,000.
The First Easter Dawn.
In morning twilight Earth quiescent lay,
While Dawn; like smile of Gcvt, stole o'er the
Taling the stars and driving from the East
Night clouds that darkly flecked the path of
Without the city's gates a garden spread
Wherein the duin crept slowly, for as yet
Night shadows hid beneath the broad fig-leaves. I eeil conductions. u llllt re
Whcrc half-awakened birds, with drowsy twit-1 cently the sohlier was ignored, the
Caught falling dewdrops. and, drunken there-
Of luscious grapes, night-coolel and passing
In fragrant purple cloisters hanging low.
'Mid shady depths of myrtle and pymrgrp.nate.
Twixt grass-fringed batiks the garden stream
With dreamy murmur purled along its way,
Nor missed the company of the friendly stars,
Nor greeting gave unto the white narcissus,
Whose pale face o'er the brink leant lovingly.
The air, yet heavy with th? scent of orient
The bloom the livelong night, was all astir
To catch the 'spicy breath of" early morn;
Hyacinth and lily, dew-heavy, hung their heais,
While, wearv with the long night-watch,
The ccarlot tiotmv drmmed nnon the frround'
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Petals like blood-drops, marking all the way.
In corner of the garden thickly grew
Cypress and laurel, and the shade thereof
Was as the shades of death: nor voice of bird
The silence broke. Thither the Magdalene
Bringing her offering'' to the tomb of Christ,
whith there in huWue rock Wlis ncwlv cut.
j As if symbolic of the passing night,
Her form Avas draped in robj of sombre huo,
Beneath the folds of which gleamed feet
Of marble whiteness, sandal-shod and soi'e 1
From dust ami dew and treading by the way
Of crimson poppy leaves. Beneath her arm
She held a jar of spice and in her skirt
Were heaps of suowy lilies from the fields
Fresh-gathered. Wimple thrown back, her
1,1 lken masses hung, making a frame
of tbany about il 'aeo face;
Beneath her sof t dark eyes there lingered yt t
mirl)i,. shadows of her niirht-sheil tears.
And in their calm and lustrous depths lay hi I
Past dreams of love in sadness-lost.
Onwar 1 she came unto the sepulchre.
Savins: the while, Who shall the s Urn 2 re
Piercing the shadow-, -he the portals reached,
But from the door the stone was rolled away'
Sr ift starting with surprise, she there let fall
Spice jar and lilies white upon the grondd :
Standing without anjJ trembling as she wept,
Yet. weeping, down she st-joped and looked
The sepulchre, and there behe ld tw-o a:ig;ds
Clad in whit'j. Now those a'ikj p.v.sesv.? I
Faces of men, transligured with the light
I I o
Of Go 1 and holy, everlasting peace,
T,lPn Sj,r,ln? her soul into this lifrht diviru
,merflv hi sunU.an, sours aloft ;
Though scarce a moment poised on angel wings,
yhe sorrowed not, but wept in ecstacy
Te rs earthwarl falling like celestial dew,
Even while thus a voice behind her said,.
"Alary ! " and swiftly turning round she eric 1,
' Babboni ! " and knelt, adoring mi l the
Out-crushing from white lilies their sweet
Which like an incense rich went out to meet
The morning sunshine: for over the earth
There had arisen "The Sun of Righteousness!"
Coli muia S n:itT Bovdkn.
Among the striking characteristics
of the Republican party are deceit and
contempt of public opinion ; deceit be
fore election, contempt of public opin
ion afterwards. Its caieer has been
marked by these from the beginning,
but never more glaringly so than under
In every platform adopted by that
partv it has protesseu among
tessed a m on jr othei
things a deep interest in the welfare of
the toiling millions, ana the special
chaiupionship of the oppressed, and yet
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run by them and for them, its legisla
tion being so framed as to make the
rich richer and the poor poorer. This
is the history of its tariff legMation
and from the first act to the last, the
last being more notoriously so than the
first. The deceit and hypocrisy are so
apparent in the results of the tariff
laws, in relation to the manufacturer
and the workingman, that it seems
strange that any intelligent working
man cannot see through it and com
prehend without the assistance of an
Scarcely had the election ot Harri
son been declared than the reduction
of wages began in the protected indus
tries of the Aorth, followed by strikes
The proprietors of these,
industries were all in accord with the
Republican" party, and contributed
their money freely to the fund which
Quay, Dudley & Co. found so effective
in the campaign and on the day of
election. Since the day the votes
were cast, which elected Benjamin
Harrison President, that party has
never had a particle of interest in the
working man, and will not have until
another election comes around
So it has been pretending for the?
many years to e the particular friend
and cuardian of the" enfranchised ue-
r, and notwithstanding the fact the.t
ever since their enfranchisement the
negroes of the South have voted almost
solidly for the Republican party, and
that the negres in the nortljet
States have also voted solidly for-it,
thus giving it
the control of those
States arid of the Federal government
as well, the negroes have never re
ceived any substantial recognition
from that party. In its conduct to
wards them it has been characterized
by the most arrant hypocrisy.
In the treatment of the Union sol
dier, in whom it has professed the
most unbounded interest, its hypoc
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distribution ot patronage, and not un
til the Grand 'Xrmy of the Republic
took an active interest in these niat-
j ters was there any change in this re-
' spect. rov the soldier receives a ht
' tie more attenti)ii than he did former
ly, lint still only enough to enable the
' arty leaders tocnitinue the pretense of
being in earnest" in their protesions of
interest in the soldier.
Another evidence of their deceit and
contempt for public opinion is fur-
i mshed in then trilling with and disre
gard of t lie civil service laws, for
j which before the election they pro
! fessed the most sincere attachment,
j Mr. Harrison wus nominated mainly
j for the record he had made while in
! the Senate as a civil service reformer,
with the belief that his record would
secure to him the support of the Inde
pendent R -publicans who hid sup
ported Mr. Cleveland in 18S4 on the
civil service issue, which it did. No
sooner had the party come into power
and the work of giving out the offices
began than the Democratic heads
began to fall regardless of the civil
service laws, which were at once
laid upon the shelf, where they now
quietly rest, commanding not as much
as a passing thought. Civil service
was all right in the campaign, when it
was useful in humbugging somebody,
but they have no use tor it now that
thevoters who believed in it have been
humbugged. These are a few of the
characteristics of the Republican party,
which might be added to indefinitely.
The Virgin Mary Business.
Kindly allow me to call attention to
a vulgar error which is suggested by
your local of the loth inst., in regard
to the virgins visit. The superstition
h. if the heavens are over-cast on July
21, when Mary sets out on her journey
to the hill country, we only loalc for
falling weather until her return Aug.
Now, our almanac marks the latter
date "A. V. M.,'' which, as a matter
of history, is -the d;ite on which the
Catholics celebrate the feast of the
Assumption, or ascent of Mary into
heaven; and ha; no relation what
ever to her arrival. Hence the error
of fixing the duration of the vist six
weeks instead of three months, which
would agree with St. Luke, chapter 1,
verses 21, 27, 30, 11, 50, 57. .
It may be the superstition that if it
rains on St. Swith"ifs day, July 15th,
it will rain for forty days thereafter,
has been confounded with the visit of
the virgin. Assuming that on Christ
mas we celebrate the pox i mate date
of the birth of Christ, then the visita
ion extends from about March 2 )th,
to June 2tth, which is the date of the
birth of John the Baptist; but, "He
Urban VI fixed on this period Julv
21 when she returned from Nazar
eth, rather th in on that at which she
undertook her journey, because the
latter being ibout the time of the com
memoration of Mister, its observance
could not be so well complied with, by
re iso.n of the numerous and important
rites which then occur."
It is curious to note in this con
nection, that the superstition re
garding the ground hog and his
shadow likewise falls on a feast-flay
of the virgin. The 2 1 'of February is
j Candlemas, or the feast of the Purifi-
j cation. W m. Mlackmer,
Salisbury, Aug. 20, 1SS9.
A Plan for Getting Rid of Mosquitoos.
Rohert. H. Lam born has placed in
the hands of Morris J. Kesup, of the
American Museum of Natural History,
New York, the sum of S2J0, to be
paid in three prizes of $150, $3 ) awl
$20, for the three best essays on the
destruction of mosquitoes and flies by
other insects. It is suggested that the
dragon fly is an active, voracious, and
hamiless "mosquito hawk," and that it
might, if artificially multiplied, di
minish the lumbers of the sai iller in
sects. A practical plan is called for
in the breeding of the dragon fly or
other such destroyer in large numbers,
nd its use in the larva, pupa or per-
j feefc state, for the destruction of mos
quitoes and flies in houses, cities and
Fair of the American Institute.
The opening of the American Insti-
ute tair, on uctooer is an
- . .
hirer and the .record ot last year
shows more than double the numiieror
.. , . j. 1-
visitors, at the reduced price ot admis
sion, than of the previous year. the
forthcoming exhibition wilt be the
, rRH, in th histnrv of the Institute.
i .,n.j iW5 t,e arrangements for space and
j sejjg privileges are now being made,
; l;ry rtripl,Cation to Mr. Charles Wuger
j JnlL the general superintendent, at the
, ffi f ?. Institute. Astor ' Place,
New York City, is a word ot timely
advice totlio who wish a showing.
The Flood at Rockingham. i
The Rockingham Rocket gives par
ticulars of the damage done to the fac
tories by the recent flood.
At Ledlietter' factory the grist mill
was moved si few inches from its foun
dation. The county bridge, just below
the mill, wns so badly wrecked that it
will have to be rebuilt.
"At Roberdel factory, two miles be
low Led better's, the dam was broken
and the grist mill and cotton gin
building, on the east side of the pond,
was swept away. Only a. portion of
the dam was blown out, but what re
mains is so badly wrecked that it will
have to be torn away.
k'Pee Dee factory, two miles below
Roberdel, suffered serious loss; The
great volume of water discharged by
the broken dam at Roberdel swept
away the old portion of the dam at
Pee Dee, and the water poured with
frightful force against the northern end
of the building, smashing in the win
dows in the lower story and flooding
the weave room to a depth of four or
five feet. The looms. 1G5 in number,
were submerged by the seething, mud
dy water, and the thread and cloth on
them rendered worthless. The ma
chinery is greatly, damaged. The
blacksmith shop was swept away, as
were also the gangways, the bridge
and a lot ( f fencing.
"Half a mile further down the
creek was a large grist mill that tum
bled into the turbid stream and was
borne away on its' murky bosom. The
dam is also gone.
"On Falling Creek, south of town,
the first damage we hear of is ut the
Wiley Dawkins mill, four miles south
east of town. Here the dam and grist
mill were swept away. Between the
Dawkins Mill and Great FaHs. Factory
were three other (buns which served
as reservoirs' for Great Falls. All of
these broke, and the immense volume
of water thus liberated rushed with
awful force upon the dam at Great
Falls and blew out a large section of it.
Here there is a fall of thirty feet or
more and the mill is situated" in the
valley below the dam, and a little to
one side. Had the full force of the
torrent struck the mill when the dam
j broke, the building would surely have
gone down. 1 lie boiler house, built of
brick, was swept away, and the lower
floor of the mill was flooded to the
depth of three or four feet. On this
floor was a large lot of cloth, thou
sands of yards of which is badly dam
aged. Much ofuit wil probably prove
a total loss.
'Just below Great Falls Factory,
Hitchcock and Falling creeks come to
gether and form one stream. From
confluenence of the s! reams it is about
one mile to Midway factor7, which
probably sustained a heavier loss than
any of the mills. Their dam was
blown out and the factory flooded to
the depth of five or six feet. The
tower, to which was a tank containing
several hundred feet of water, collapsed
when the water struck it. The gang
ways, the blacksmith shop and the
boiler house were swept away, and
several bales of cotton and yarn were
borne off down the stream. Some of
this will probably he recovered. Of
course, the machinery oil the first floor
is badly damaged.
-'The dam of the Hamlet Woolen
Mills and of Mr. Geo. J. Freeman's
grist mill, on Marks Creek, were
broken and the buildings slightly dam
aged. The Rocket enumerates a number of
other losses by damage to property, and
"The damage to the manufacturing
interests of the town will aggregate
$100,000. Add to this the loss sus
tained by the county in bridges, the
damage to the railroad, the grist mills
destroyed and the crops ruined, and the
total loss will closely approximate
$200,000, if it does not'go beyond that
Ths Moreheai City Liar Out West.
At Sheffield Park, yesterday, an Ital-
ian peddler ot toy balloons attempt a
to serve two purchasers at once, and
in doing so let go his string of bright
colored globes. The cord got, twisted
1 A. Ill il ' J 1
about the left arm ot, two-year-old
Sophie Schwab, and the buoyant rub-
ber bubbles started heavenward, taking
her along. Her mother fainted. The ; tjn saull(l ceases. This indicates the
bystanders stood horror-stricken as the digestion is now finished. The fowls
balloons swept close to a tree and the are mv remy to take a sou ml sleep,
infant grasped a handful of twigs and , They celebrate the event by eroding,
checked her flights A young German j cackling, shaking out their feathers,
ascended the tree in an instant and ' un(j then settle down to roost for
then crept out on the branch nearest , mother and sounder sleep. Sometimes
the child. At this movement So- , t;,e crowing is heard at irregular inter
phie's strength gave out and the bal- j vas .Tliis is probably because of a
loons, suddenly released, went upward j.lC- ()f food, or imperfect digestion,
at least 100 feet, drifted out over the . jt js generally caused, no doubt, by the
take. Gust Koch, a sharp-shooter, ! difference in time it) which diff .'rent
'grabbed a repeating rifle, hurriedly individuals complete the work of di
. jumped in a skiff with two companions gestion. These last two observations
I i till. IMI1ICU UllH III
and pulled out into range, rvocn sue
ce(Hleil in piercing several of the bal
loots, each succe.isful shot helping tne
bmich to descend. Before it finally
u,0 !ltpP tl,P bn:it. was at the
! iCULUC'l lliv- ..t.v. -
- i . , Sonhie did not even L'et
her feet wet.
Tw or three veirs ;t2ro 'i i ncount
of an exactly similar ocennviice at
M.uehead Cty was sent to the -press
from tint place and was extensively
published. It was wholly apoduyphd
h..t .t :.,ivertwed M.neuead and Hie
-ihitrtrilfe ism I
Arrangements for th Opening of the
Agricultural & Mechanical Culleje.
Raleigh Call, 24th.
At the meeting of the executive com
mittee of the board of trustees of the
College of Agriculture and the Mechan
ic Arts, held yesterday, much impor
tant work wa- mapped out and inaug
urated. The first nutter considered
was that of a prospectus and descrip
tive cahjogue of the institution.
Primrose, chairman of the committee,
adopted and ordered printed.
Among other things it sets forth
that the fall (first ) term of the col
lege begins on Thursday, October. Ill,
The session will in all probability,
open with a gaol attendance of pupils
from all sections of the State. There
are certain requirements for entrance
to the coil e. among which are thu
Applicants mint be at least 1 1 yeais
of age: hi nxt ..furnish evidence of a good
moral character and physical develop
ment: must be aide to read and write
ordinary English intelligently and
must be familiar with simple arithme
tic, including the practical rules of the
same, through fraction, and have a
fair knowledge of geography and State
History. They must, at some time
preceding the opening of the season,
present themselves before the county
superintendents of their respective
counties in connection with not less
than two members, of the county board
of education, and submit to an exami
nation by written questions which will
be prepared by the president of the
college. Worthy applicants will be
given certificate.- of proficiency but.
will be required to p:iss sin approved
examination at the college. These ex
aminations apply to county students
who shall go to the college under the
provisions of section 8; chapter 410, of
the laws of KS87. j
As to the other students, the same
qualifications shall apply, but the ex
aminations shall be conducted by the
The esti united cost of college ex
penses per term of ten months for
county students (tuition free) is $100;
the cost per term for nay students Js
put at $130.
The current receipts of the institu
tion, and on which it will depend for
support, consist of the surplus over
$20,000 of what is known as the for
tilizer tax. This amount can not be
stated exactly, but it has heretofore
been $13,000 per annum. Besii'.es this
the. college will hereafter receive
the land scrip fund, amounting annul
ly to $7,500. - This amount has here
tofore been going to the State Univer
Mr. N. B: Bioughton moved that
the full board of trustees be called to
meet on August 30, 1880, for the
purpose of electing a president to
the college. The motion was adopted.
The following gentlemen were pre
sented before the committee for con
sideration for the oflice: J. L. Stew-art,
Sampson county, N. C: Geo. D. Pu
rinton, Ph. D., West Virginia: J. E.
Kel ley, Moore county, N. C, Alex.
(). Holladav, Flordia Agricultural Col
lege; Geo. V. Miles, Jr., M. A., Em
A committee met last night and -prepared
the examination questions for
applicants, and confirmed the motion
for a call of the college faculty for
September 10 to arrange a curriculum.
When Cock3 Crow.
Another habit of animals that has
attracted m.ich attention, and has call
ed forth many explanations, all of
which are more or less satisfactory, is
the crowing of cocks at midnight. In
the first place, there are not inuch de
pendence to be placed in the cocl as a
time-keeper. His crowing in the
night-time varies with the seasons, his
time of going to roost, etc. The ex
planatio.i of the c line of hi cr aving
is founded on a physiological function.
Stand near a cliicken-roost early in
the night, and you will hear a contin
non rattliiiir sound coinimr from the
- . .
fowls. This sound is pi -oduced by the
a)llsjes f tdie gizzard in grinding the
j f()(K them. As the muscles agitate
ann triturate the gravel and sand that
tj)e fmls swallowed to aid digestion,
the sound is given off. In about six
or seven hours after to roost the rat
- are not given as conclusive )r mini,
- but Tis the best explanation that can nt
present be thought of for a natural
dienomenon. It is a fact, however,
lu..t i. f .b.rfi.m i seldom
lll(ll IHC "I'll, ""r, -
uirt nf :lffpr tie irht-time crowing.
Kansas (Jity Journal.
Ot itself, money is an eipty thing,
it has only value by law, and not by
nature, fra change of agreement
am ng those usin,' it. Can depreciate it
- ami render it entirely uniii ,iq iuri
our needs. Antntlf.
A Brave ConfaisraS?.
H JVT HE KEPT HIS WOUD ATTHE RISK OP
Lieutehant C. A. Corvell. formerly
of the One Hundred and Fortv-firt .
New York '.Volunteer, Twentieth
Army Corps, was with Shermtn on
the famous march to the sea. 0n
bright Sunday in December-, 1S04, the
Lieutenant was detained t. take charge
of the picket line in Iroiit of Snvan
nah, ou the edge of rice swam p. There '
was a truce between the pickets,
and everything wore a Sabbath-like
Coryell had nothing to do and was
out of tobacco. How to get a chew
was the question. Finally a lmnd
some yming official from t he-Confederate
side strolled out between the lines.
Coryell hailed him at oncef
"I say, Johnny, if I cum? over to
you can I get, tobacco and return safelr
to my lines?''
uCome along, I'll treat von right."
"How do I know that Tli not be
"Yon have the word of a gentleman '
and a Confederate officer."
Coryell thought a moment and then
decided to make the venture. He laid
aside his sword and belt and started
across the high and narrow dike lead
ing to the Confederate line. On -either
side of thelike the water in the
fields was five feet deep.
The lieutenant reached the opposite
shore without any misgivings. The ;
Confederate produced- some tobicc -and
a trade was made it no time
Then the two fell into pleasant'" con
versation. Suddenly Coryell saw a signal flutter
from a house some distance in the rear
of the Cmi federate line.
"What does that mean?' he atkedl
ll.tlon't know replied - the Confed
Just then arr orderly dashed up on
horseback and with 'a dignified saute
saittto a Confederate officer:
"Lieutenant, the General orders you
to take the Yankee officer to heitd
Coryell was dumbfounded. Then he
looked at the Confederate lieuteuant
and noted his honest eyes-nnd his man
'Am I your prisoner?' aked Cor
The Confederate extended his right
"I offered you my prof ect ion," he
said. "Go to your lines. I will
fid low you over the dike, and if fli.V
body can shield you from Confederate
lead, you shall reach your command
in safety. Good-bye, ami od ble
Tiie federal started ou his return
trip. He was hr.lf way across when
the fiist shot came. There was
another, and another, until a whole
brigade seemed to Iw tiring at him.
The fugitive walked rapidly onward
until he reached the Federal lines and
vaulted over the breastwork. Then he
looked back and saw his protectoj:
standing m the dike. The Confeder
ate waved his hand, turned about and
inarched back to his own side. He had
kept his promise tike a true soldier.
Davie County Will Issue Bonis.
TheJioarJ f Commissioners of Davie
county have considered the bonliCjHes
tion ami tit a recent meeting decided
to accept I he proposition of Col. AJf.
Andrews, which is as follows:
That the County Commissioners
shall issue $40,000 of bond?, place
them in the hands of trustee, $3J,000
of said bonds to lw "delivered by the
trustee to the railroad, when the road
is completed and cars running into
Mocksvilte from Cleveland on tb
Western North Carolina railroad or
some point nar Cleveland "on the
South or from Winston on the North,
Western N railroad on the East,
the road to be complete in eighteen
mouths from this date, and JO,UW
when the road is completed from the
other end, (South or Exst, as afore
said, (the bonduoj. to bear i;iteest
until delivered to the railroad by the
trustee in compliance jiith the. aliove
agreement. If the road is not com
pleted to Mocksville within eighteeu
months, the whole of said bonds to be
returned the coiuuiissjouer of Davie
A petjtuin frow the citizens of Je
rusalenj township was presented to the
commissioners asking thenr not to is
sue the bonds. Winston JtrjHtbliran,
A Wilmington Darkey.
John Lewis, the colored man hanged
in the Tombs, New York city, last
Friday, it is said upon good authority
wjis a native of Wilmington,1 and uvel
here up to abint five years ago, when
he went to New York in company
with two other well known negroes-"Pot-hooks"
and "Josh." Lewis was
employed at different times a portef
in the stores on Front street, ai4
served a term in the enitej)tiary iojr
stealing several articles of clothing
from Mr. Joim W. Qonlou "H was
about yeirs of age,
The crime for which Lewis was. e,
ecute! wjis the mnrdeiriif Alice Jpk
son, a mulatto worgan, -July J 7, J SJ,
because she "refused to r live witli MiJl
any longer, b hayiiiglpreviously fht
her and cripoled her-for life H'7