The Carolina Watchman.
POL, XXI, NO. 23. THIRD SERIES. SALISBURY H. C TmmsnAV march 27 irqo -
Clerk Superior Court, J M HoralU
jiheriff CCKrider. .
Register of Deeds, H Woodson,
treasurer., ' ara ' McCubbins,
Surveyor, B C Arey.
rwnner. D A At well.
fnmmlssionei's, T J Sumner chairman,
... . . r-i i i . 1 n t v.r 1 . 1
W I. K Ullii v r oa.er, ir u v l)ie
,Sup I uoiic rcnoois, i o iinn.
rtno't of Health, Dr J J Summerelh
n it i 1 . 1 m T
Overseer of Poor, A M Bro
Mayor. hab Crawford.
Cterfci 1 fcJwlian.
treasurer, I H Foust,
Police, R W Price, chief, J F Pace, C
W Pool, R M Barringer, Benj Cauble.
fyomuiissioners North ward, J A Ren-
.iipin.ui. I) M Miller: South ward, I) R
Tulian. J A Barrett: East ward, J B (lor
Ann T A Coahenour; -West wrird, R J.
HolincsyJ W Rumpfe. 1
, Methodist Services every Sunday at
11 a m and 6J p"m. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday at 6J p in. Rev T W
Sunday school every Sunday afternoon j
at 3 o clock. J W-Mauney, sup t.
Presbyterian Services every Sunday
at U a m and p m. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday at 8:30 p m. Rev J
Rumple, 1) 1), pastor.
Sunday school every Sun di:y afternoon
at 4 p m. , J Rumple, sup't.
Lutheran Services every Sunday at 11
a no and 7p m. Prayer meeting, every
Vednesday at 7 pn. Rev Chas B King,
Sunday school every Sunday afternoon
Jrt3pin R CT Kizer, sup't.
Episcopal Services every Sunday at 11 1
.a in and 0:.h) p m and Y ednesday at 0:dU
p in. Rev F J Murdoch, -rector.
Sunday, sehool every Sunday afternoon
at 8 p in. Capt Theo Parker, sup't.
Baptist Services every Sunday morn
ing and night. Prayer meeting every
K' . .. 1 i i i.l i I i ' ik itrlit i?v -, ,
Thos L 8 wink, sup't.
Catholic Services every
day at 104 a m and 7 p m.
tsuuday school every Sunday at 10 a m.
Y M C A Devotional services at Hall
every Sunday at lQjx m. Business meet
ing first Thursday night in every mouth,
tfi Foust, pres't.
Fulton Lodse No 99 A F & AM, meets
every first and third Friday night in eactT
month. E li Neave, W M. fi
Salisbury Lodge, No 24, K of P, meets .ft-
tvery Tuesday night. A H Boy den, C C.
Salisbury Lodge, No 775, K of H, meets
very 1st aim 3d Monday night in each
month. , Dictator.
Salisbury Council, No 272, Royal Ar
eanum, meets eyery 2d and 4th Monday
night in each month. J A Ramsay,
Office hours from 7:30 a m to 5:30
Money order hours if a m to o p m.
Sunday hours 11:30 a m to 12:30 p
J II Ramsay, P M.
This oowder never varies . A marvelol purity
fr"nth,and wiiolesomeness. More economical
luantUeordlDarv kinds, and cfannot be sold hi
mpt'tltlon with tlie multitude of low test, snort
e'i,rat,alum or phosphate powders. Sold only In
cans a .. ... . . ii.ii , . v
y UA&INU I IM UAH I.U..1UO U119V. .
for sale bv Bingham & Co.
lanand X. P. Murphy.
Young & Bos-
Take no shoe unleM
W . L.-. Don sins' name and
nrlce are tamped on the
Bottom. If Ko
nd direct to fiutory. enclosing
dealer cannot supply Ton.
W. L. DOUGLAS
$3 SHOE GENTLEMEN.
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An uiaxlc la Coairress. lluttou and Lac.
'3 & $2 SHOES lafd.Ss.
fj i .tk mini.' wrtft missf.s.
JSt Material. Best Style. Beat
L. Llouglus, Brockton, Hut. I
M. 8. BROWN.
The Old Gray Coat.
th the garret it Was resting,
In the bottom of a trunk )
And for years it had been hidden.
tn the deepest slunlbei slink.
As 1 Raised It slowly, gently,
Hitter teafs rushed to my eyes,
for It bfoiight back recollection,
Which, though sleeping, never dies.
As I pressed my lips tipdtt it,
Soft a voice within it ipokri
It At first seemed misty, dreamy,
But at last it full awoke.
" Where and why, 1 pray yott tell me.
Am I resting quiet noW?
And the Way in Which 1 Came her-
Will yon please inform me how? "
M YoU Were placed here by your master.
When he found no use for you." ,
"And why, I'd have you tell me;
Could I nothing further do?
" Did I not through toilsome marches
Ever stay close by his side?
Did I not the scorching sunshine
And the bitter blast abide?
" Did I ever shrink from bullets ?
Did I ever seem to fear,
When the bayonets clashed around me,
Or the bomb shells burs ted near?
" Was I not a faithful servant?
Did I not my duty well?
Why, then, am I thus discarded?
I entreat you now to tell.
" Tis because the war is jver ;
Yes, the fighting all is done;
For the northern army conquered,
And the country now is one.''
" Well, but where are Lee and Jackson,
With their armies strong and brave?"
"They have fought their final battle,
They are sleeping in their graves."
" But not all, not all most surely ;
Arc there not a number left,
Who have not with courage parted,
And are not of honor 'reft?
" Cannot these, with southern valor,
Sweep the land from sea to sea,
And from ev'ry hated foeraan
Thus the southern nation free?"
" But the South is not a nation,
jgplnd the war is long since o'er ;
And I tell you peace is reigning
Through the land from shore to shore."
' Did my master e'er surrender?
Sure he died upon the field ;
For I know that he would never
For a moment deign to yield."
" But he did indeed surrender,
And he preaches now the Word ;
He's an active, earnest worker
In the vineyard of bis Lord."
"Then you once again may fold me;
You may let me dream again,.
For I want no peace that binds me
With a slave's degrading chain."
To Be Shot at Noon.
A TRUE STORY OF THE LATE WAR.
Never mind what my business was,lonly once, for my levity shocked him
or how I was bet rayed, and how I was
gathered in. Enough that they bag
ged me loU miles inside the enemy s
lines, and hustled me off to prison
at Fort Mc Henry, in the Balti
more Harbor, where I was confronted
with the charge of being a spy. No
. m i , i
matter that i nau on wnen captured
,1(111 l i
my full uniform as captain. No mat
f ter that at my court martial trial their
own officer, -who captured me, testified
that he did not take me in as a spy,
and that there was no work for a spy
where he captured me.
No matter; I was found guilty, and
the sentence was read to me: 44 To belment of the court martial. The word
hanged as a spy on the parade groimlfof the chaplain corroborated their sad
T3i. ru Lx u l, i.: o. -j i
t oi run UAC iif in y , utitwceii uiu uuurs
of 12 a. m., and 3 p. m., Noyember 3d,
In answer to my request that if they
must kill the, for the sake of honor tofthat November morning in 1863?
give me the death of a soldier, they a They had told me I should be taken
graciously changed the papers to read:! out at 9 o'clock in the morning and
44 To be shot to death with musketrylwould be allowed an officer's room
on the parade ground," etc. lin the barracks, where my parents.
Somehow. I did not fully compre-f
hend or adequately appreciate the situ-f
ation, for I did not feel then arvy morel
i than I do now that death was to bein the outer guard room a quarter of
mv next deal.
Nor had I at all contemplated thatitomed to the piercing glare of sunshine,
result all through the trial. Only the! Then they took nie to Ihe room
. last day before the sentence was read!
to me I had been creating merrimentlbrothers and a minister. It was the
bv ask i ii"r puzzling or irrelevant aues -
ions of the nidge advocate, tellings
jokes during the recesses of the court,
in divers manners creating fun to draws
mirth-for myself out" of the barren!
rock, 44 military justice." Only thefunwilling executors of the condemned
day before the president of the -court!
martial, the colonel of the regiment, 12
E of whose officers composed my adjudi -
I cators, asked to talk a 'ittle with me
in private, as between man and man.
- 4 Of course.
44 Captain," said he, 44 1 greatly feara
you do not properly appreciate your
h 44 Well, Colonel, I know of no man
more favorably situated to realize it.
Why do you say so?
mm . aim Mm. a
4-because, sir, your life is at stake in
v "Well, you'll be found guilty, most
assuredly; of the charge."
44 You'll be sentenced to die."
"Well?" ' ' v
I 44 And you'll 1 hanged or shot
i here you have been spending tbe leisure
I hours of the court trying you for vour
' lire in frivolous jesting and mirth. A?
a fellow nah. it grieves me to see vou
carelessly playing at arc terrible a brink
as you stand on.
" Colonel" was the reply. " t thank
you for your interest, if we are nation
al enemies. Tfom speak as a man and a
soldier. Hut let me say this." (Now
I I cannot explain what induced me to
make the following foolish, bruinrish
speeciu out ic Duootea up ana was
ii .1 I .. ... a
- oroaei you or i may die oerore,
night we do not know; but in so far
as your courts finding is concerned I
shall be alive when you and your
twelve officers are dead and forgotton."
He left mein disgust, and I dont
blame him. But such was my feeling.
I did not "feel it in my bones," as the
slang goes, that death was so near.
The colonel and the entire twelve
composing the court died before I was
L exchanged " shot to death" in one
I charge at Cold Harbor. I live to write
the occurrence 20 years after the con-.
It may or may not be true when the
grim monster singles out his victim he
t sends him in some way a spiritual pre
I monition that he is going to let flv
from death's quiver -the fatal dart.
tnat as it may, l had no prenioni-
ill , Til
1011 of death.
Not when they stood me tip to hear
my sentence nd to answer, nor after
ward in the cool contemplation mv
i i i i
silent dungeon afforded; not when the
officer of the day, on that eventfu 1 ex
I ecution morning, read to me in my
dungeon the day s program, and de
lineated my doom to the hands of 12
I aetanea soiaiers. tie round me whis
tling as I paced my narrow cell that
t morning, and exclaimed in surprise:
44 Orood (rod, Captain! what kind of a
man are vou? "
4 Oh, I don't know; skin
flesh and sinews, blood
" Why? Don't you know you are to
be shot to-day? Outside here are
fe twelve men detailed to scud vou into
f eternity. You'll never see anothci
t morning, and you are whistling!
M wen. why not whistle as long as
v. possible, and cry when you cannot
H II r !
3 rience i may not be ahle to tell vou
j.ib lumi c. man iccia ..iiir ?iucn hi in u
i calmly in the face. Fur inav be I did
not comprehend my situation
But I was sentenced to death; that
fully comprehend when thev marched
tne, handcuffed, between two guards
with ovnw nf r.li n iir.i.l o n , 1 li..VAiuit j fiv
p u iiu at ma iii tiiui ' -" i f 1 1 1 v i uit uni i." ii a
gerf, back to the prison, and instead of
my former 12x12 cell, barred and bolt
ed me in a dark, underground dungeon
1 3x10 feet, with a tub occupying two
gieei oi mm sjuirse spacn, signiiicaiiiiyBinuiuci utu uircHujr laut-u. xueirsuj-
iL.l :c 1 1
I? encrcrAcfi vr. trmt. I
was to stay
E there until the dav and hour.
B The sentence was fully realized dur
ing the sunless days and no darker
nights of the weeks that followed.
The post chaplain's was the only hu
Tt to 1 11"
i-in. in v oi l t i in iii u tor vv:fiv. i n im
so that lie gave nie up as an unredecm-
able reprobate. He offered a prayer for
me, I courteously kneeling with him
on the same floor. But he never came
He told me what my occasionally
allowed letters from my friends had
i plainly informed me
9 1 i A 1
that there was
gno hope for escape from the
seemed to them and the outside world
to be staring me in the face. Every
.possible effort had been made; every
! available influence pressed into service
i . .
with the President, and he had positive
i i i ' i i 1
ly declined interfering with the judg
j.iuioriiictiiou. ouiu ue;
44 Captain, vou should prepare for
'.death, for your life ends in a few days."
Finally it came
sisters and brothers would meet and
spend the last moments with rnt
When taken out they had to seat me
Kan hour, until mv eves became accus-
where I found father, mother, sisters,
?auarters of an officer of the post and
very comfortably furnished.
-i Just outside we could see them
through the window stood a special
detail of twelve men. selected as the
Telling nie that I should live until
Ithe last minute before 3 o'clock, but
then would have to go,
(.locked the door and left
me with my
They had secured
the privilege of
spending these last hours with nie I
knew to comfort and console, perhaps
to strengthen nie for the fearful ordeal
. through which I had to pass. But 1
f had to console them.
j Mv father was broken down. It
f mUst be a horrid strain on a father's
feelings to sit and look at his
solli in the prime of manhood, and
count off the few intervening minutes
of that boy's remaining life.
1 a . W . .m i 1 1
urotners anu sisters coulu only gaz
at me in speech!1 misery, appalled by
the gloomy shadow of death that was
then casting about me.
1 had to become consoler, and strain
ed etery nerve, called forth every pow
er to smile. 1 would not permit thd
trembling man of God to offer prayerj
Knowing that his words would fall
upon those loving ears as death wails,
as clods tailing on my comn. i drew
them by everything interesting I could
think of to contemplate anything but
the impending doom.
As 1 was about to proceed the httl
clock on the mantel would strike, or i
I' MM i 1 . il
rooistep on tne stair outside, or some
movement of the garrison would recall
them with a sigh to the horrid present
i ue uttie ciocK on the mantel seemed
to me in these intervals to tick as loud-1
ly as the clatter of a mill.
it sirucK tne nan nours as well asH
the full stroke; and it seemed to me its
little whirr would buzz and the tiny
hammer strike every five minutes. 10!
10:30! 11! 11:30! 12! 12:30! 1!
Heavens! How it ticked off the
onds, galloped the seconds, and startled
our pained ears with those fleeting half
We were seated around the room.
close to each other us we could cet.
Father on one side of me, mother on
uie omer, a nana clasped oy each, as
the little monitor on the mantel broke;
the gathering stillness with its metal
voice crying the half hours gone. Just
then a step sounded without, a hand
touched the knob, the key turned in
the lock, the door was thrown open
and the colonel stood looking in upon!
Instinctively I jumped to my feet,
as father and mother sprang to my
side, a hand upon each shoulder.
How rapidly thought does its office
in such emergencies.
My thought was, 44 their dining hour
approaches, and these officers wish to
get through this unpleasant duty be-
ror a minute it seemed eternity,
and that the little clock hsid ceased to
tell the time we stood, the colonel
and myself, silent, gazing sternly at
He evidently expected me to speak
nut i did not, would not.
At length he slowly drew from hr.
pocket a slip of paper, and saving,1
Laptaiu, 1 have just received tin
telegram, reading, while we crazed
updi him in strained, listening earnest
l- rfll a (ii i ii
i ue execution oi tne sentence in tne
case of Captain William F. Gorden is
lepostponed until further
1 order of the President.
You may stay with your friends!,
13. Then you must go back tootle like trained veterans. It is said
your cell," he said, closing the door,
and left us hurriedly.
Father drew a long, trembling sigh,
and sank slowly to the floor, where
H 4. 1 U..J ..I j ..n mi
port was gone, the sudden, unlooked
for lightning of the cloud of death, the
rush of relief from the horrid night -
mare, caused a revulsion of feeling that.
made me limp as a rag, weak as adyingjj
babe. Aud 1, too, sank between my
1 he minister said something I did
not hear, brothers and sisters knelt;
around us, and I heard the preacher!
pouring out a prayer of gratitude thatlbe spared. Nothing save an absolute
the dark shadow of death had
bv, Leaving the light of life
My sentence of death was commuted
to imprisonment and labor during the
But it was life!
Making Odd Moments Fay.
A boy was employed in a lawyer's
office, and he had tbe daily newspaper
to amuse himself with. He began to
study French, and at the lutle desk
became a fluent render and writer of
the French language. He accomplish
ed this by laying aside the newspaper
Shall I ever forgetland taking up something not so ainus-
but far more profitable
A coachman was often obliged to
wait Ions? hours while his mistress
made calls. He determined to improve
the time. He found a small volume
containing the 4 Eclogues" of Virgil,
but oould not read it, so he purchased
Latin grammar. Dav by day he
studied this, and finally mastered its
... uf r
intricacies. His mistress came behind
him one day as he stood by the horses
waiting for her, and asked him what
be was so intently reading. 44 Only a
bit of 1 Virgil,' my ladv." 44 What ! do
you read Latin? " "A little, my lady."
She mentioned this to her husband,
who insisted that David should haye a
teacher to instruct him. In a few
years David became a learned man, and
was for many years a teiui ana ue
loved minister of Scotland,
A hv was told to onen and shut the
gates to let the teams out of an iron
mine. He sat on a log all day by tne
Kid nf Hip crate. Sometimes an hour
would nass before the teams came, an
this he employed so well that there
was scarcely any fact in history that
escaped his attention. He began with
a little book on Euglish history that
he found on the road. Having learned
that thoroughly, he lorrowed of a mm
ister 44 Goldsmith's History of Greece."
This good man became greatly inter--
ested in him, and lent mm
was often seen sitting by
log, conversing with him
people of ancient times.
Boys, it will pay you to
leisure moments well.
Bate rat traps with sunflower seed,
of which it is said they are very fond.
The Mountain Meadow Massacre.
8AV1KG THE POOR CHILEREN WHOSE PAR
ENTS WERE SLAUGHTERED.
Harrison, Ark., March 12. It i
said the people of the United States
a most forgiving people. I was
mmaea oi mis to-aay wnen in com
pauy with a friend we called on a lady
wno, as an infant, was in the Moun
tain meadow massacre, which is b
far, the most atrocious to mv know
ledge ever committed in the United
States, and of which, by the presen
generation, so little is known. Hi
torv is almost silent in regard to it
and I write only to recall a few of th
points, as a large pf r centage of th
actors were originally from the Sta
In April, 1357, Capt. Baker, assisted
I I . 1 T1 1
oy ( apt. rancner, organized an emi
grant party for California of near 400,
souls, starting from Carrollton, Ark.
in the above mouth. .The country wa
made up principally of families, bu
with a small contingent of stock men
The entire party was thoroughly!
: l i j in iBl
no.se, ioi urecung purposes, ana every!nilititude be r;irs "description. To
wncrnn was drawn hv sn Miidid mn pI j- - . i , r, .
i u rp - -r uivme aim nave each child prop-
bought in Tennessee and KentuckyKriy identified was a matter of 'utter
ui umi, luipuw. ii, in miu w "veH,mr)0SS D fv Everv deviep kn,-,u-n t
been the best equipped train that eve
crossed the plains. A number of the
party had crossed before, and had lan
Nothing of interest occurred until
they reached Salt Lake City, whe
the warm Southern blood of Capt
Baker was aroused at some remark
T All 1 11
ished the offender. His keen eye soon
detected danger, and the party hastily
pulled out. When he reached Moun
tain Meadow, west ot Salt Lake, evi
deuces of danger were observed on
i t ...
every side, ins experience soon con
vinced him that what appeared to b
Indians was, in fact, Mormons dis
guised. tie nna no sooner pacKed his,
1 TT IT 1,1"
train in a hollow square than they a
tacked him with great lury. His men
fought like demons and brave Baker
and Francher were always in the thick
est of of the fight.
1 he hrst day he kept his women
and children in the centre, but on th
second dav so many men were killed
that the women were
forced to ta
their place and stood
H that a woman would pull the dead
Sbody of her husband out of her way
- and take his place behind a wagon,
rifle in hand. Lite in the afternoon
the Mormons cut them off from water.
I During the whole of the second an
1 third day these brave women would
made to one otthe ladies ot his party.Bby the assistance of an old lady who
He, with a buff whip, vigorously pun-lhad seen the baby before theemigrants
Idivide their time between fighting thelSince the war the government investi
enemy and nursing their infants.
On the third dav they themselves,
their children and their stock were
almost famished with hunger and
thirst, the Mormons made overtures
for their surrender. The gallant Ba
ker offered himself if his party would
surrender, but with the proviso of the
safety of the entire party and half the
stock, would be listened to, which C apt
Baker reluctantly agreed to, with great
forebodings of danger and treachery on
the part of the Mormons. He stacked
arms and marched the remnant of his.
. . . a rt i
company out, the Momons forming on
one side, heavily armed.
At a given signal every Mormon
fired, each one killing an emigrant,
brave Maker and rancher neing tne
first to fall. With kuife and gun
they did not stop until every emigrant)
was dead who was old enough to give
evidence. Women were horribly but
chered while hugging their bales to
their bosoms. A number of infant
children were left ou the held nnd oO,
were found in a wagon, whose parents.
had been killed, in a half-starved con
dition and taken off.
When the news reached this section
a howl of rage went up. The United
States Government sent Gen. Albert
Sidney Johnson with a force to Utah
Territory, with what results history
states. Col. Mitchell, of Arkansas,
raised a regiment and tendered their
aorvips tor the expedition. oiu
. , I'l! 1 A.
were refused, ostensibly by the Secre
tary of War, as the Government had
plenty of troops, but really, as Col.
Watkins informs me, that they were,
afraid of the result if the Arkansas
bovs should ever reach the scene of.
themurder. lndignatioa was at fever
heat in Nortbwest Arkansas, Leading
men conspicuous amongst them was
Col. Watkins kept the matter before
the public. But litttle however was
iiornninl ished until a few vears later
Col. Forney, of miy two papers, both
daily notoriety, succeeded in getting
ii n not. of Congress commissioning him
and Col. Mitchell to go to Utah and
look after the children. They
found on reaching Salt Lake City, that
tthe Mormons demanded a ransom,
7,1 claiming that the Indians had them
and would not give them up unless)
aa. rnnreu.v i ? T l r i 1 1 1 r 1 :i t M 1 flit
nUi r..i- V ... .. i;f..l,.,li
- I I . I ill l t l . y 'll i l a. k
f reached Kansas City, wben Col. Fr
m ev turned the children over to. CulJ
Mitchell, to be delivered to. friends
Couriers were sent ahead uifortuwjg
he iieople the day they would reach
arrollton, whence the emigrant irty
had started iu loot.
Carrollton is a small lvuu-lei ol per-j
a dozen famines and no larr
nen, Dut "the day when the children
rot here" was a arreat one for that lit.
i ..... i . : ,
hln i-lll., l : J i
image, uu is rererrea to now as a
late of tener than uthe war." An im-
Imense barbecue was m-enured. with
ol. Watkins as sneaker. Smli crniv.U
f people were never seen in this nor-
r 1 . " "
ion of the State. It was estimated at
0,000, and all came by wagon and
-., U 1. A At ' . 1
uiae-uiicK. us at nun time there was.
not a railroad nearer than Memnhis
veral hundred miles awav. For a
mile in every direction from the village
people were camped, eating and sleep-
lug as oesi mev could.
it is told that not a single instance
f extortion was known. The citizens
ven giving rather than to sell. Col
Din ton is said to have given awav an
utire corn crop to feed horses. The
LJ :i ii
iuuu lur nines was lull ot weeiin?
women, wno had gone out to meet the
i . , - . OB
hildren. Some, more impatient than
itUerS. Weilt till t ie m:u fiFrv mi k
o where Eureka Springs now stands.
r '"-"j ...
to meet them, so that when Col. Mit
hell reached Carrollton his command
was as large as the emigrant train
which went out.
To describe the scene when he stop-
- pec( hg wagon , s,gnt ()f that yast
uxious relatives was adopted. So
nxious was every one for one of the
hildren that Col. Mitchell had often
to interfere. Think of forty child
ren with at least 2,000 people wanting
Col. Mitchell recognized a little
broken armed girl as his brother's child,
li . 1 1
tarted and remembered a certain mark
n the child which corresponded with
one on its murdered mother. After
n increditable amount of labor their
omptete identity has never been fully
tticd. fcome years alter a voung
a an who had assumed his fostei-fath
r s name, oecame engaged to he mar
ried. Investigation so nearly estab
lished the fact that they were brother
and sister that the tender relation was
abandened and the other assumed
which continues to this dav.
"She is one of them children,.
marked an old man to me a few days
ince, pointing to a matronly-looking
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women of about 35 or 40, who was
sitting on the other side of the roomJ
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busy hall-soling a pair of boy's pants.
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"I reckon their ain't no mistake about,
her being my grand-daughter; least
wise 1 set as much store by her as if
he was, anyhow.
They found good homes and som
of the best people of Boone and Carn
roll counties now were amongst the
children returned by Col. Mitchell.
gated the murder, and Elder Lee, of
the Mormon Church, who headed the
murderers, was tned, condemned and
hanged on the very spot where he had
murdered the emigrants. He is said
by some to lie the one so vigorously
astigated by Capt. Baker for his m
ulting language to one of the lady
The above facts are mostly gathered
from Col. Wm. Watkins who, dunn
the entire excitement, was a poten
factor in restoring the little waifs
to their friends. "T he day the chil
ren got here is a date known to
everyone. Col. Watkins was bom in
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lennessee, aud is a brother to the late
Judge Watkins. a member of the red-
ral Congress from Tennessee when
the war oroxe out. wnen unite a
on th he turned his face toward the
etting sun. He parted the cane in
West Tennessee and Arkansas, and
made his way over the trackless wild
erness of this section. Pulling up to
the front soon after reaching here he
held various offices of honor. 1862
found him a member of the Confederate
Congress. Loval to the trust confi
led to him bv his people he remained
until driqeu from Richmond by the
Federal troops. It is said that he and
his family were forced to travel afoot a
great portion of the mute to hast
lennessee in JSbo With the assis-.
tance of his brother, and an old army
inule, a broken express was rigged up
and he again started West much poor-
Bel- than wiit'ii as a hoy he am the same
thing thirty years betore. wiu.o it a
cent of money he left the shores of his
beloved Arkansas, Hardly had he l
come -settled than he was again called
to assume public trust-. He was de
posed by Clayton, but upon the ac
cession of Democracy was time and
again honored. When old age began
to bear heavily on him he voluntarily
retired from an active and useful! life
full of honors and high in the estima
tion of lus fellow-citizens, lie is now
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not tar in mi his Uth mile iost, an
with a competency, devotes himself
improving his estate and reading. Hi
mind is a store-house of knowledge.
and is as clear and active as in youth
He is ouietlv aud complacently wait
ging tor the gniu reaper to come,
Everything comes and goes
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dav in lov. to-nwrrow in sorrow; w
lad vail ce, we reieUt, we struggle; theiiiSMfficir-ntly foiiiK(i.
the eternal and roiouud .silence ot
Photographs of lightning is one
the new things of tne times.
One day, as we were riding through
the country back of Natchez, we came
upon a whiteman sitting on a log with
a switch in his hand, while tied to a
tree near by was a colored boy about
15 years eld. Natural enough, we
stopped to inquire what it all meant,
and the man reolied:
"I'm a-trving to find out what this
ere nigger has done with my mewl.1
uNebber seed his mewl!" replied the
f "Yes, ye did. ye lump o darkness!
I'm giwne to give you five minutes mo'
fur to tell me, and then I'll put on the
"Who is he?w asked the colonel.
440h, he hangs areund yere," -44Do
you know that he stole your
In co'se. Thot is, if he didn's who
"Nehler dun stole his mewl?
tested the boy.
Shet! 1 hem five minutes is about
44 What sort of a mule was it! asked
- "Sort o small and lean aud yaller."
k A strap around his neck?"
44 Well, he's lying dead in a ditch two
miles down the road."
44Shoo! Dead is her
44 Reckoned he was dead or stole, but
wanted to be shore of it Now, doy,
you kin go, but don't you dun git into
no sich scrape again!
The boy went off with a grin on
his face, and we had been talking with
the man for about five minutes when
he suddenly iuoiped clear of the ground
44 What a him-haw I am, to be shore!
Yer I've dun let that nigger make a
skip, when I ortcr put on the switch
'till I found out what thai 'ere
The practice of thrashing the patient
ox to increase his speed, or whacking
him across the nose when he is desired
to stop, is certainly not the character
istic of a good teamster, any more than
the habit of yanking, twitching and
whipping :ne none is tne inaicaiion ox
a good driver. If a man addicted to
this method of driving will harness
himself to a rig, and with hit eyes
blinded, a harsh bit in his mouth, and
a person with the reins and a rawhide
behind him, who, when he wishes him
to start, gives him a tot with the raw-
La ii ill al
hide, when he wouia nave tne speed in
creased gives him several additional
cuts, and when he wants him to stop
yanks the reins with force enough to
nearly break his jaw, he will appreciate
this style of driving and knowing how
it is himself will doubtless correct his
There is nothing more unreasonable
or wasteful then this style of managing
horses. Uood sense requires that a
horse be started, urged forward and
stopped by the voice, and that resort
should never be had to the whip unless
absolutely necessary. A horse then
knows what is required of him, and
the annoying and dangerous habit of
suddenly starting and jumping is ayoid-
ed. A great majority of the spavins,
sprains and ringbones, not to speak of
the heaves and numerous other bone
ailments, are caused by this rough and
A marvelous lace wonder is reported
as landed in the United States, it is
a unique specimen of embroidery and .
Irish lace, specially manufactured for
the great International Exhibition of
lool, at which it took a hrst prize.
It took twelve girls twelve months to
(make this perfect specimen of the old
hand embroidery and lace trade of
Ireland. The cost was ?,0UU. .No
work of to-day is so fine aud exquisite
as the drawn and embroidered border
of this wonder. The main design is a
maplet of fern leaves, entwined with
the rose, the shamrock and the thistle.
The authorities say that the dura-
It ion of a lightning flash is not in tin ite-
Istnal, but that the flash lasts a measur
able time. For example, if one sets a
(camera in rapid vibration and exposes
in it a plate so as to receive tbe im
pression of the flash, it is found that
the impressions appear widened out oh
the negative, showing the negative ta
lhave moved during the- time the tlush
was m existence.
The best way to preserve cut flowers,
to pack them in ice. A good way
s to pack them in a tin can, covering,
he stems with moist cotton with a
layer of wet cotton over all.
A much larger proportion of ordi
nary seed would germinate if more
leure were exercised in preparing the
bed. The finer the soil the better
seed will geruiiuate.
Screw nails for timber are now
made, without cutting tbe metal, by
rolling wire of mft ten hearth steel
iu a series of dies until tbe thread is
We can do without any article of
luxury we've never bad; but, wbeu
ottve obtained, it is not iu human ua-
u re to surrender it voluntarily.