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VOL. IV.
RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY, AITGUST 27, 1874.
NO. 10.
Contract advertisements .taken At
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TO" Is VARIABLY IJC ADVANCE. t5-
POETRY.
Just as ofOhL
M,au.uB viucis '"uK"is. I present, inciana win became a a nmat Vatnroi rnrinci
- - v I vw aw avaij
o A Un Jfl. may be a; prosperous and h.ppy irn,V n h IfTaur rhvs U
Abouta hundred gentlemen as- ""na.sl"'. a, only sees her olosical freak. Ha is 34 vn nf
I mw my love in dreams l ist night
Put nr thm nlwnine moonlit lands.
The love-beams in her dear eyes bright, gabled in New York, the Sun says, destiny In time, and girds up her
A mNA-bud In her iwy nauu,
And round me, aa I nearer stept,
I felt her fond arms steal and fold.
While close against my heart she crept,
jusz as or oiu.
The gray dawn broke, my lore was gone;
The golden a ream was pant ana ueau ;
I pot me to- me cnurcn-yaru lone,
Wherein my love lay buried.
I found a head-stone gray with years
I bowed me to the moon-mist cold :
I wept, and knew she saw uiy tears,
Juntas of old.
Hut ever while I live alone.
This comfort comes and soothes my
care
We two may meet when all is done,
F'ar off in heaven's flower-garden fair,
And by the light above, beyond.
Chastened each other's face behold,
Stainless, more pure, but true and fond,
Just as of old.
MISCELLANEOUS.
Massacre
of Christians
China,
in
Ttn thousand native christians
slaughtered Bloody anenes and
heroic suffering.
The French periodical, Mission
Catholiques, of the last of July,
gives the first authentic and detail
ed narrative of the recent massacre
of Roman Catholic nativo converts
in China. The account, as transla
ted for the London Tablet, says :
" The massacre broke out on the
iith of February, when tho " liter
ates," as the persecuting party is
i-jilled. onened the campaign! by be-
headim? two men in the service of
Pere Doare and a Christian, whom
they then threw into the river. The
saino day they burned the three
villages of Trun-Lam, Fic-Vinh,
and Bau-Tach, and massacred the
inhabitants that were In them.
Those who succeeded in escaping
to the woods were hunted down
with hounds, , brought back, and
killed on the following day. The
river was covered with bodies float
ing down it from the side of Lareg.
At that time the murderers were
massacre! ng the christians of the
parish of Iiolven, and were burn
ing their villages. Those who took
refuge in the cliffs of the neighbor
hood were hunted down and burn
ed alive. The Grand Mandarin of
Justice was at the market of Sa-
Nam with 800 soldiers, but remain
ed an inactive spectator of the mas
sacre of the christians of Nam-Du-o
ig, only a few of whom were able
to escape.
THE I.ITEltATES,
who were the heads of the militia
appointed to massacre the christians,
say that the work of exte rmination
carried out under the ryes of the
mandarins was concerteul between
the court and the literates, and was
done in reprisal for recent events.
The mandarins have just received
orders from the court not to employ
any other means save those of persua
sion to stop the murderers in their
career. One of the chiefs, who had
just caused two christians to be
murdered on the high road, went
on the parade before the Governor
of the Citadel, by whom he was
dismissed with honor. On his re
turn twenty women and children
fell under the sword of this man
and his followers. He had just
come from offering sacrifice to the
goddess of prostitution, to whom a
famous temple that stands near the
road is dedicated.
MODE OF TORTURE AND DEATTT.
"In several localities they take
an entire family father, mother
and children bind them together
with bamboos, and then fling the
bundle of living humanity into the
waves. First, however, they take
pains to cut off the man's head. The
multitude of dead bodies thus fas
tened together in groups of from
right to ten block up the principal
river, but to the surprise of every
body does not send forth any bad
smell. There are then five parish
es, containing 10,000 Christains,
which have to be blotted out of the
mission, namely: Iang-Thank,
Huyen, Nam-Duon, Hoy-Yen,
and Doreg Taank.
Many of the victims died in the
midst of flames. A village of more
than four hundred Christians was
attacked by the literates.and soon be
came a prey to the flames. Among
these 400 Christians were 120, more
or less, who succeeded in saving
themselves by taking refuge in a
large village near by. The remain
der, about 300, were nearly all mas
sacred. Two small villages of Chris
tiansituated two hours' walk from
the place at which I then was, were
hemmed in by the pagans. The
mayor visited each house, number
ed the Christians, and forbade
them under threat of most severe
punishment, to go out of doors. A
few of the Christian women at
tempted to go to market to keep
themselves from starving.
They never returned. Some pa
gan women who went with them
say that the Christian women were
captured and beheaded. Two men
from one of the same villages haz
arded a flight during the night.
They passed the great river by
swimming, and came to me to tell
the misfortunes.
4 Alas,' writes Archbishop Gauth
ier, from whose letter tnis informa
tion is chiefly derived, I could do
nothing but weep for them, being
unable to do anything to succor
them! Two or three days aft er
.Tardf.J iearned that all the men in
the village had had their heads cut
off, but the women and children
were spared. And, as their houses
were intermingled with those of the
pagans it was forbidden to burn
them down."
to see the extraordinary perform
ance of Mr. J. R. Brown, a young
gentleman who-professes to read
thoughts in tne mind of any person
in his presence. Mr. Brown is about
twenty-seven : years of age, very
thin, and nervous The first test of
his powers was made by a gentle
man hiding a pencil outside the
room. Mr. Brown put one nana
upon the forehead of the gentleman.
and holding his arm with the other
went with hardly any delay to the
place where the pencil was conceal
ed. The pencil was then hidden
under a gentleman's coat collar, and
discovered in a similar manner. In
this experiment the person who
concealed the pencil allowed his
train of thoughts to be for a mo
ment broken, and the interval was
marked by the young performer
stepping rapidly toward the other
end of the room, and, as the ideas
of the man whose mind he was
reading were once more brought
under control, he as rapidly retraced
his steps, and drew the pencil from
under the collar.
Another gentleman was then re
quested to think of some person in
the room, but walking rapidly
around for some minutes Mr.Brown
declared his inability to find the
person thought of, and asked where
he was. The gentleman then ex
plained that his friend was in Cali
fornia.
The writer, who was a doubter,
was asked to think of some person
in the room. He selected Mr. Lewis
Leland, the proprietor of the hotel.
Mr. Brown laid his hand upon the
reporter's forehead and walked
quickly up the room. Before Mr.
Leland he paused, and at that mo
ment the reporter allowed his mind
to wander to another person. In
stantly Mr. Brown stepped toward
the person last thought of, and then
as the reporter once more concen
trated his thoughts upon Mr. Le
land, he wheeled, retraced his steps,
loins to
should. -
meet it as a great nation
vontemporary lievuxc.
A City that Grew Fast and Died
Quickly.
A correspondent of a Boston pa
per says: "It is not only Individ-
age, thick set, of medium height, of
lair intelligence, and was born in
Manchester, England. He gains a
livelihood by exhibiting himself to
physicians. His abdomen is nat
urally full, but at will, without the
use of his hands, he gives it a wave
like motion, and it gradually sinks
in as if being wound up, until it ap
parently rests close against the
backbone, and he presents the ap-
uals who have suddenly increased
in prosperity and as' suddenly gone pearance of a man with no abdo-
down into nothingness: there
are
cities of which the same can be
said. Such a one is Pithole City,
Pa. Within one month from the
completion of the first house this
city had a telegraph office and a ho
tel costing the owners $80,000. In
one month there was a daily paper
established, and in the next a thea
tre ; m another month, another
theatre, and then an academy of
music. In six months there were
seventy-four hotels and boarding
houses ; in the seventh month, the
city had reached Its highest pros
penty. It then had about 15,000
inhabitants, elaborate water works,
a city hall, and an expensive city
government. Then occurred the
completion of labor saving enter
prise, the so-called Miller Farm
men, and then in the same manner
he rolls it out to its original form.
He then drops from his ribs a du
plicate set of ribs, with a breast
bone.when the original ribs and the
duplicates can be distinctly felt and
counted, and the whole front of his
body is, as it were, Iron-clad. Or,
at will, he apparently drops his
heart from its natural position 12
inches, puts it back and sends it to
the rirht side of his body opposite
its natural position, puts it back and
sends it to the lower part of the
body on the right side, thus putting
it in four different positions. Du
ring these changes the two sounds
of the heart can be distinctly heard
in these new positions, and not
where they usually are heard. It
seems to oe necessary, however,
that after each change it should go
Klpe hnby whicrthe petroleum back where it belongs before being
-w a - . . - iwf-iTirraauv M-M v I I I I m r I m-a m wm m-m iwfli I v w
v m rimiij nil iiiiiriiriHiruii in liim im i .
and put his hand on Mr. Leland's
shoulder.
Four gentlemen, among whom
was Mr. Wells, of Fowler & Wells,
phrenologists, were selected while
Mr. Brown was out of the room.
They passed an article from one to
another, the last of the party hiding
it. Mr.Brown then put his hand "ri
Jli lilC 1U1C1IUU4 Ul tllU ,VsUAWUlU
who had in the first instance given
the article to Mr. Wells. After a Printing
short search the performer stopped
boring population. At once 4,000
persons were thrown out of employ
ment, while 2,000 houses became
useless. This was the death blow
to Pithole. At once the hotels, the
theatres, and the telegraph office
were closed, and the daily paper
gave up the ghost, whilst almost
every one packed his trunk and
moved out. Only nine families re
main out of a population of 15,000
souls, while tho railroad from
Pithole and Oleopolis runs only one
train a day, consisting of a locomo
tive and single car, which usually
is empty; but the company are
obliged to keep running otherwise
the character of the road would bo
lost. They still hope against hope
for better times forjnat unfortunate
city, which, in only seven months,
was born, full grown, got sick and
died. Undoubtedly this is a case
unparalleled in history, modern or
ancient. Neither Egypt nor Greece
can give example of such rapid
the power to stop the beating of his
heart at will from five to ten sec
onds at a time. He seems also to
have considerable strength, easily
bending by a blow on the arm a
heavy iron cane which he carries.
Several of our prominent physicians
have examined him, from one of
whom we have obtained these facts,
and pronounce him to be the great
est curiosity in physiology they
have ever seen or heard of. Provi
dence Ii. I.) Journal.
Kidnapping in England.
A correspondent sends the Boston
Journal the following account of a
kidnapping case in England nearly
forty years ago, which in some of
its aspects resembles very much the
case of the Ross child in Philadel
phia. A similar explanation of the
Ross case has been hinted at in some
of the newspapers, but the suspi
cions seem to be satisfactorily ex
plained away.
" About thirty-eight years ago a
similar case to that of the Ross boy's
kidnapping at Philadelphia occur
red in England. A beautiful child
was stolen, and the robbers notified
the father that his child could be
ransomed for the sum of five thou
sand pounds. The father replied
through the directed channel that
he was a poor man, and could not
raise the five thousand pounds.
the busy hum of her manufactories
will be heard in every valley, and
the vast wealth buried m the bow
els of her mountains be brought
lortn to enrich her citizens and add
to the nation's wealth and commer
cial importance.-. C. Gazette.
Sumac.
Sumac is largely used in tanning
the liner kinds of leather : especially
i u the mannracture of the hard grain
morocco and similar goods. It is
also employed as the base of many
colors in calico and delaine printing.
Probably the consumption of this
article throughout the country, for
all purposes, aggregates more than
20,000 tons, of which about two
thirds are imported from Sicily, not
because just as good sumac cannot
be grown in this country, but be-
until a few
rtOTiack until n fktir tAo io ann amw
Thereupon the robbers replied that peo fe did not kn(nits valne, or in
t n nr Irnaiir rta nraa a rwvri man hut I - A . - . - 1
IV. J i . rr ?if u , f what way to prepare it for the mar
they also knew that he had rich re- kfil. Th fiumflof Virginia. Mrv-
latives and friends from whom he
could borrow the amount, and if he
did not send it by a certain day the
land, and Tennessee in particular is
said to be the best in the world, and
even its worst varieties have been
chUdwould .be killed for self-pro- pr0nounced by experts to be better
icv-uuii. j.u. ujc mcauuujo mo v nuic thn omr imrwirrorl from Miiltr
affair had got into the papers, and
all England was aroused at the au
dacity of the scoundrels. Large
rewards were offered; ministers
preached from the pulpits about it.
Great sympathy was felt for the pa
rents, the money was raised, the
child was recovered, but all his
beautiful curls had been cut close
off. The police and detectives were
totally unable to make any discov
eries as to who were the criminals.
Many arrests were made, but with
no result.
" It is a well known fact that the
Almost every farmer has a clump
of these bushes. They are called by
some " shoemake," by others, u red
shoemake." Probably many farm
ers may have tried to kill them by
cutting them down. If they have,
they know; how difficult a task it is.
It grows like asparagus, all the bet
ter for being cut; and when once
started upon a lot and cut close once
a year, it is as easy to cut as fodder.
The only trouble is in curing it
properly. This must be done with
all the care that is given to tobacco
or hops. Exposure, after cutting,
Bank of England never reissues any to a heavy dew injures it, and a rain
of its notes, if they have only been
out even a few minutes. One of the
gentlemen who contributed to the
fund for the ransom of the child,
knowing the above fact, went to the
storm detracts materially from its
value. It is cut when in full leaf ;
and when properly dried is ground,
leaves and sticks, together.
An acre in full bearing- will pro-
shall have about eighty-eight thou
sand pounds of tobacco out of the,
growing crop, instead of two hun
red and sixty-four thousand
pounds. This product lacks about
33$ per cent, of tho quantity of to
bacco consumed last year, according
to tho Internal Revenue Bureau,by
domestic manufacturers. If the
unsettled condition of the market
should not check consumption,
therefore, home manufactures in
the next eighteen months will not
only require the whole American
crop now growing,! but also the
greater part of the old stocks. leav
ing comparatively nothing for ex
port. After allowing for tho effect
of high prices upon I consumption,
the necessarily low j stocks of tho
next two years would seem to guar
antee that tobacco" is a good thing
to hold. At the same time it be
gins to be doubted Whether thcro is
any proht in purcnases lor an cany
turn in the market, !
The tame condition of the market
has not resulted In any quotable de
cline during the week, though com
mon and medium lugs and tear aro
twenty-flvo and fifty vents lower
than tho highest mnge of tho season.
Bank of England and got its officers duce not less thaq three tons ; and
to mark and register the bills he when fit for market it is worth from
was going to give the father to ob- eighty to one hundred dollars per
lain tne release or me cmio, ana re- ton. The manufacturers,'7 as the
quested the bank officers to notify cjrers are called, pay about one cent
him when the. bills should be re- a pound for it in a green state,
turned to the bank. He did this, A sumac mill costs about $3,000.
in the hope of getting some trace of The Commissioner of Agriculture
Kroke the Devil.
mend it to those who are devising
in some measure resembled those of
the phrenologist, and it was ex
plained that the person through
whose hands the pencil had first
gone had never seen ' Mr. Wells be
fore.and had momentarily mistaken
the man pointed out by Sir. Brown
for him. This announcement, ap
parently proof conclusive of the
speaker's powers, was received with
applause. Jur. wens stepped ior
ways and means to circumvent and
outwit the notable gentleman whose
name is mentioned at the head of
this article :
A young man who ardently de
sired wealth was visited by his Sa
tanic majesty, who tempted him to
promise his soul for eternity if he
could be supplied on this earth with
all the money he could use. The
ward, and through him Mr. Brown yQXS&ia wag concluded, the devil
traced tne arucie 10 uwrauuiu was to supply the money, and was
whom it had been next given, and, afc lagt t haye the sou, unlesg the
finally, to its place of concealment. man could spend more mon-
The next experiment was that of J thn the devjuw fUrnUh.
EiDge?in?awlS5LSX Years rolled away; the man mar
holding the hand of another person riG. extravagant in his living
The National Issue.
The Bridgeport (Conn.) Standard.
in speaking of the late elections in
the South, and the probable action
nf tho Dpmonraov in th npxt na
tional campaign, very pertinently the scoundrels who had frightened gave an outline of a mill in his re
remarks: the whole community. Several port for 18G9. If thirty farmers
But the perfect annihilation of montns eiapseu, wnen one aay ne
the working population of the was nounea tnat tne duis nau Deen
South, in all those branches of in- returned to the bank. Upon inquiry
dustry controlled and managed by he found that they had come from
whitp mon wnnlii hp rhA wnrsr. fAft- uaun. m uie
Thereupon he
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two races, and the disastrous effects found that the bills had been depos- the means of inaugurating anew en
of such a condition of affairs cannot ited by a person who opened an ac- terprise in their State. There is no
be too much deorecated. Undoubt- count wun tnem. xne genueman danger of an overstock. The de
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auu uuuk. uiern. reiuruoi wijuuuuu, manu is uauy increasing, ior nem-
wnen, upon arrival at his nouse, a
detective was sent for. and at the
same time the father of the stolen
would unite in an effort to establish
a sumac mill, each planting out a
few acres, says the Ohio Farmer, we
have no .doubt that the enterprise
north of England, would prove far more remunerative
posted north and than either corn or wheat, and be
Woman's wit and courage were
at the bottom of Marshal Bazaino's
escape from his island prison. It
washiswifo who arranged all tho
Elans, procured ; the, steamer, and
ad it ready to take up the refugee,
and overcame his objections to sac
rificing his dignity for tho sako of
reedom. Probably I the old Mar
shal felt that he cut an unheroic and
unsoldierly figure dodging past sen
tinels, slipping over the clift by the
aid of a rope, and scurrying off to
wnere a inenaiy crew waited on tne
shore to convey him to safety under
mo nag vi u ioreign j nation, uui
his scruples were pvercomo when
it became apparent! that tho (Jov
ernment meant to hold him to his
20 years of imprisonment, and the
scheme was so well! arranged that
he was far away before his flight
was discovered, and the direction
he has taken is still unknown.
Wherever he is, ho is safo fcr the
present. As only a political offen
der, it is not likely that any other
Government would (refuse him asy
lum on its soil or return him to
France. Madam Iazaino is very
wealthy, and the two can doubtless
live comfortably enough until some
new revolution j in France permits
the Marshal to cross the French
frontier without tho danger of the
prison hanging over his head.
edly the Democratic party would be
wining to use a war oi races to again
obtain control of the government in
those States, but we doubt if that
locK is growing scarce,
day new tanneries and
party at the North, with its heavy child was requested to meet them in
financial interests involved, would
order to inform him of their discov
ery. Immediately upon his coming
into the room the bank clerk said:
Why, this is the gentleman who
deposited the bills with us.7 And
so it proved. In order to raise mo-
are going into operation. Scientific
American.
The London Hoy.
and every I never get tired of studying the
dye-houses London boy," writes tho Danbury
who. while touching the gentleman
experimented upon, allowed his
own mind to remain as nearly as
possible Impassive.
JUT. wens examineu tne periorm-
head and found nothing un
ite said his mental exertions
er's
built palaces, speculated and lost
and gave away fortunes, and yet
his coffers were always full. He
turned politician, and bribed his
way to power and fame without
reducing his pile of gold. He be-
came a in n ouster, and nttea out
usual.
seemed very wearing, and that he 8hi and armies but his banker
was not likely to hve ten years Ion- Vedal his drafts. He went
ger. lie aooeo inai uie perioruianw to London, to live and paid the usu
The Doom of England.
Now, let us face boldly and state
in the plainest language what the
industrial decadence of our country,
whether it come sooner or later, the soul, and mocked
win mean wnen it uegins. loians- of the despairing man.
tics are unnecessary iiere ; mey
cannot be precise, and might give
rise to useless controversy on de
tails.) It will mean that we shall
lose one foreign market after an
other ; that we shall gradually cease broke," at the end of the year
to manufacture for other manufac
turing countries; then that those
countries, after supplying them
selves, will meet us and beat us in
neutral markets; finally, that we
shall be reduced to the supply of
our own demand possibly to se
cure that market by recurrence to
a protectionist policy. This will be
a terrible reverse a momentous, traveling in
and, it may be, a miserable change, shrewd old
It must Involve a vast and grave
metamorphosis ; it may, but it need
not, involve ruin. The extent and
depth of suffering we shall have to
i ii i
undergo during me ami progress
al rates of interest for all the mon
ey he could borrow, but though the
devil made wry faces when he came
to pay the billet they were all paid.
One expedient after another failed;
the devil counted the time, only
two years that he must wait for
at tne enorts
One more
trial was resolved upon: the man
started a newspaper ! The devil
growled at the end of the first quar
ter, was savage in six months, mel
ancholy in nine, and broke, "dead
So
be anxious to shoulder the respon
sibility. If that party wishes to go
into the next national campaign on
a platform of white man's rights
and inflated currency, we could
hardly pick out one more to our ad
vantage and less likely to win under
any possible circumstances. If the
Northern and Southern wings of
thf TWmnnrfltir Tin rtv nrn tn unite
on such a basis as that, then we have friends supplied the means.
nnlv to stand firm as in previous " He was arrested for conspiracy
TQota nri oiitTr hom fAhanthpm. to defraud, tried, convicted and sen
Selves with their own rooe. It is tenced to penal servitude. So ended
not settled, however, that they can the great child kidnapping case, and
unite either on the financial prob- people who
lama -vt tna riov nr nn inR nniner --.
AAAJ JA, V.Aty J V. W AT r
Rushing Crops to Market.
man. "lie is always on tne street,
and always in the way. I never
saw such a boy in any other city.
He is not quarrelsome, not saucy.
not addicted to smoking, and I
There are certain perishable pro- never heard one of them swear, even
ducts that must find immediate
market or there is loss to the pro
ney he had abducted his own child, ducer ; hue the great .staple crop
It was noticed that he had lived bet- may safely be held when there is
ter Rinee the restoration ol the child, eood reason for holdiner and no
but nothing was thought of that, as
a i it a. i.t:s
it was supposea mat syiupauuzmg
pressiner reason lor selling, it is
suggested, we notice, that half of
the early crops of grain say win
ter wheat be stored. The wisdom
under the most favorable circum
stances. To tell tho truth, I never
heard them say much of anything.
He is a helpless youth, addicted to
store windows, i rubbing against
buildings, and i toppling over ob
structions. He has a dreadful ten
dency to bo always backing up.
against something, and al waysmiss-
of this advice, of course, depends inir it. to the detriment of hi bones.
upon prospective demand upon only they do not fall with sufficient
adjustment of the rights of all citi
zens. At the North that party is
pledged to equal rights, and cannot
afford to go back on the record, for
its local success would be ruined
thereby. We leave them to adjust
their difficulties without our aid,
tne oio siock on nana at nome ana force to break a bone. 1 have seen
had little ones slept abroad, when the new crop goes on one of them slide from the side of a
the market and upon the amount (amp-post, turn a part summersault,
of the new crop as compared with recover himself, nit up against the
that ol previous years. The means post again, sup off the curb, and
for determining the policy to be gradually get down on his back in
pursued are more complete than the gutter taking in all some doz-
time attracting ever Deiore. rne crop reports to en seconds to do it, while an Atner
attention, not only the Department oi Agriculture, by lean boy would go downiind stave
Northern States, commercial reports to ine papers, a hole in the back of nis head, and
Mineral Resources of the South.
The mineral lands of the South
are at the present time attracting
the newspaper went down, but the
soul was saved.
A Ten Thousand Uollar Ciirl.
On a certain day, on a Pennsyl
vania railroad, a belle of a thriving
Pennsylvania town, the daughter
of a wealthy lumber merchant, was
the same car with a
citizen of her native
town and an agreeable young gen
tleman from the West who tells the
story.
The latter had been talking to the
belle: but as night drew on and the
and the weary struggle will depend young lady grew drowsy, he gave
on how soon and how distinctly we up his seat to her and placed hlm
recognize the coming revolution, self beside the somewhat cynical
and how wisely and courageously pcnnsylvanian. The latter began
we meet it. The great, ultimate, conversation by pointing to a high
naked fact we have to look at is mountain past which they were
this: The home demand for our
iron, cotton, woolen goods, dc,
may be about one-third of the
whole; we manufacture mainly for
foreign consumption. About one-
whirlincr. and said:
"You see that mountain ? Six or
eight years ago it was covered with
as fine a forest as ever grew, and
worth $10,000 and upward. Now,
third of our productive industry Is without a tree, covered with stumps,
all that we can hope ultimately to the land is scarcely worth a conti-
keep going. Two-thirds of our ar- nental. The net produce of that
tlsan population, therefore, must mountain lies over there in that
cease to be or to remain. That seat," and he pointed to the recum-
vast proportion ofour imports which bent belle; "that is my calculation.
U now paid for by our millions of It has just absorbed all of that lum-
ex ports will have to be foregone, or ber, which her father owned, to
Eurchased by otner iunds. To speaK raise and educate tne gin, pay ior
roadly, the population of these her clothes and jewelry, bnng her
islands, which is now maintained
by agriculture, commerce and man
ufactures, will have to be main-'
tained by agriculture and commerce
out in society ana maintain ner
there. Some of you young men, if
you weregiven your choice between
the mountain yonder as it now
almost alone. We shall, therefore, stands and the net produce on that
only be able to support 20,000,000 seat, would take the net produce;
people, instead of 30,000,000 as at but as for me, give me the stumps."
considerable
throughout the
however, feeling assured that they but in Europe,, where the high price and the facilities afforded by a more
( I n A. m -vk Arm aT mr - aT - W aT V " r WV Y I ftVII VI 1 M-M I M-M M I Wt VM I I I ' tl I All IM ffW
nar nnt. nnrtn flnv nf the CTeat re- wu giving uui ui buuio ut .&...v.v,i
lilt; principal lumca iioa icu ine iiuti
masters of Great Britain to look to
this country for a place to invest
their surplus funds ; and since it
has been demonstrated bevond
doubt that iron can be manufactur- the wheat grower to borrow the
ed in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia money required for Immediate use
and Virginia at a cost not to ex- and warehouse as much as possible
raed S15 oer ton. thev are naturally oi nis crop." xnis is inaKing ine
this are the words " Renublwa de seekiner those fields for investment, producer a speculator on his own
rhnmhiaJ1 In the centre is a fte- anri a. cn-eat number have alreadv products with a vengeance. Of
urn nf a soldier or of some emblem- nnrohased lare-e tracts and are Dre- course it might happen that the
atic person, with the left hand rest- paring to go to work upon them, farmer who did this would make
insr on an anchor mat stands up- while many more nave purchased money netting uu me prw uia
forms of the past ten years."
The StatesvUle American says:
Fot nl.a short time ago, about six
mile N. E. of Statesville, a brass
button about three-fourths of an
inch in diameter: that had been
heavily eilded on the face. Around
m -
of farmers
than has been before known in this
country, facilitate the obtaining of
this information. But the most
vicious suggestion we have seen is
that lt might be a good plan for
make a doctor's bill of eighteen dol
lars in less than a second."
Whcio it all conies From
A writer on "hair" says: Though
the day for the best bargains has
gone, it is stin not uncommon to
obtain a magnificent chevellure from
the Breton peasant for a gaudy cot
ton handkerchief or a twenty sous
pair of ear-rings. Tying his horse
to a spreading tree, the hair mon-
crer, armed wun a jormiuaoio pair
of scissors, soon attracts a crowd of
lDg OU an auuuui dwuo ujr- wniie many uiure nave puiwinocu "'"'"-J r ilio(o malrlena nhn nftnr a. littln
right. The right hand holds a long and are holding, either to speculate grain two-to six months hence, and
sparthatstans near that side with or for future development, and it is paying 10 to 20 per cent, fpr money i1"? dSSmuJlS
a.L f T!i nn hn nnr,f i 4.: j Kr,r nrit.. Kut q rra i n ha mirrht so many MHH-'v. xviujt uexterousiy
in' iue normake Sd! toi the m3 -ffi "S.W.?
the cap of Liberty on the top of it.
There is a cap on the man's head,
and above it apparently a mitre
and a loose garment hanging from
the left shoulder. Underneath is
only a question of time
erreater portion of the iron
world's trade will be manuiactured
south of the Ohio river.
The South is able to-day to ship
the word Marina, the Spanish word her metal from the place of its man-
for Marine, a sea soldier. " On the
17th of Dec., 719, a union was form
ed between Venezuela and New
Grenada, and the two States merg
ed into the Republic of Colombia."
" This union existed only ten years,
and was never cordial ; in Nov., 18-
ufacture to Cincinnati or Pittsburgh
and compete with the iron masters
of Ohio and Pennsylvania upon
their own ground and at the very
doors of their furnaces; and if the
tariff was repealed, as soon as the
facilities to meet the increased de-
29, Venezuela seceded from it, and mand could be provided she would
in Mav. 1830. Ecuador also with
drew." How, then, did thia but
ton that belonged to this defunct
Republic get lost here in Western
North Carolina?
furnish all the iron used in the Uni
ted States, for the reason that iron
is not, nor can be made, either in
Ohio or Pennsylvania, for less than
$24 per ton, while as it has been
shown, iron can be made South for
what the masters have been paying
for ores in the North, in the next
Poor Woman. The Salem (Va.)
TfsnUffr in sneaklnc? nf the recent lur urcB 1U ",c AU
Jiegister, in speaking oi . the recent . tft t- . .
commitment to me county iau oi . - .
n a TTnnVrwnnrl l.inatio mines, and have neither royalty
a rm a m.
says she was once in me otaunton
asylum, having lost her mind du
ring the war under the most dis
tressing circumstances. Her former
husband was sentenced to death for
desertion, and she went to Rich
mond to procure a pardon from
President Davis, but too late ; for
just as she entered the camp with
nor freight to pay, as in most loca
tions in the South the iron, coal,
limestone and sandstone lie so near
each other that a tram road, two
miles in length, will deliver them
at the mouth of the furnace, and
the only drawback the Southern
producer has to contend with is the
high rates of ineght they are oblig
the pardon she met the firing squad to Wi through the short-sight-
returnlng from her husband's exe- "V
- 5 . .... rklasick thaip rtrrwIiK nnm rha mar.
ff I U1V VlUUttb MVU fe.ftVs UAUi
ui I r
ration. She is thirtv-nve vears
age and the mother of five children.
The Czar of Russia has consented
to recognize the Spanish Republic.
ket.
Furnaces are springing up all over
the South, and almost every week
we hear of some party who has
gone there, and at no distant day
he had put up. We regard all ad- P08! nily ,!n.
(Knf J'.,,, n nna n baskets, and Jennie is liberated, to
VllW bi lit v cuwuiacra cut uuo nj amis i . : . . , . .
in debt, especially whe there is no Srecied with shouts and laughter
. r . . mi frnm her rrnmnanions. for so well
aDSOiuie neea oi it, vicious, xnis
advice when given to farmers for
speculative purposes, involving as
a basis of action a thorough knowl
edge of commercial wants and
values, is doubly bad. If a farmer
is able to hold his grain for better
prices without running in debt, it
is a different matter ; even then he
must take a risk: but he does not
from her companions, for so well
has the work been done that her
head has the appearance of being
shaved. No where but in Brittany
will the girls submit to this whole
sale cropping, insisting upon pre
serving a few thin locks at least of
nature's fairest gifts. In that pro
vince, however, where the custom
is for women to wear mucous,
go in debt to take it, and that is the close-fitting caps, hair ' which would.
0A,,nrnnino. be the glory of American ladies is
ww si v m . . v v k aa a . j a mm m. m a a am r
in debt. Rural New Yorker.
useless, and it is there that tho hair
The Tobacco
The late estimates
Crop.
of the trade
with regard to the probabilities of
the growing crop in the west have
A foreign vessel drawing fourteen
feet eight Inches of water passed
over the Capo Fear River Bar on the
20th Inst. This shows the greatest
been well verified by late reports, depth of water that has .existed
At the dose of the nlantintr season, there for manv vears and is consid-
it mav be considered a settled fact ered the complete success of ! tho
W ..a a 1 . . a .
that the acreage under.tonacco cm- work now being prosecuted by the
tivation in Kentucky. Tennessee, uovernment.
and Southern Indiana is not equal
snnri is rbuorhlv estimated at two- A little son of James Manning, of
thirds, and late Virginia reports put Charlotte, was severely hurt on
the acreage In that State at one-half Monday evening, the 17th Inst, by
an average. me explosion ui aiuu& w-iwuci,
According to present information
if wmiM he a liberal estimate tn
mimt on one-third of an averacre An Indiana woman, ' eighty-six
ornn in the United States, and ae- vears old. diedfln twenty minutes
cepting the last i census year as an after being stung by a honey boo
average year ior production, we me omcr uy.
    

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