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CoCT Blase a.tpetialty.
RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 183.
,74r-Transient n ri-ir . .
lVr ouch suusoT'- ' i'lH'iitfv
!An Otic by Timrod.
TiieBon Advertiser publishes an
by the lamented Timrotl, with the
f,.I.wii3 introduction :
Tlie fullowinf; poem was written by
jlnry Tim'rcxl, a South Carolina poet,
,!,o died about a year as?o. Tho reader
not reouiretl to tfp.W nftbe
j -fallen cainc." in orl-r t " r.-.-ute
$e singularly fineitfliug a ex
pression which characterize the verses.
TVy were greatly admired by the late
tkr". Andrew, who often repeated them
w bU friends (the last time but a few
I Jars before Lis tfeatli,) ana u i irom a
manuscript in the handwriting or one or
fci children that the poem is copied
Silicon tb occasion of lmmtiiiK the
prare of the Confotl'-t dead at
jlarnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S. C.
swectlv in your humble graves
irp, martyrs of a fallen cauaa!
Tli.nsh yet no marblo column craves
The pilgrim here to pause.
jo rds of laurel in the earth
TY blossom of your fame is blown.
r-i somewhere, waiting fr its birth,
' The halt is in the stone !
Mi IiW ltf'half the tanly years
"Vhih keep in trust your storied tombs.
I!nll ! yur nistcrs lnnic tlieir tears
Ai: l t!it"e memorial bloom. t
.null tribuUs! but your
M"re pnudly n thee wreaths to-day
Tl'rtn when me cannon-mouldered
!.Il overlook this bay. f
:,..(, nrzvN, hither from the kkits!
TSitc is no holier pot nf irround
Tj,,n nhere defeated valor lies,
' '.- niournintj lieaiity crownctj !
The Poomcd Trapper,
r.v josnrii e. uaikier, jn.
st;t s mini, ini unn t
,m the death of a celebrated trap- '
r at its ba is near the Platte
nv r. on the old emigrant trail to I
(i'ifornia, and a little over twenty
mi!'- from that conspicuous land- '
rvirk and natural curiosity, the ,
Jam. Scott was a widely celebra-
tt l trapper and mountaineer of his
Is, and no man ever had a repu- j
priori more dearly earned. The f
rapper deemed himself fortunate !
. tti..xr . l. . I 1 4 - . . t
l.-til could he ontain tcrii ior a
jt-rtner or ienier. lirave, oaring in
i im!t. he was yet prudent and
Ti-'fiN-d. Excelling in all that
-1:iins totr.ippingor hunting lorni, i
r-t!rpasssl in !.ie weaons anl
;-!. ruents of his -.i!'ing, he was a
nd to Im resixt'ted w an enemy
i m dreaucti. Mini was .inn rs.-oii,
H wan in tho employ of the
.erican Pur Company, and ac--ir.uil
one of their lcst "rap-
At thetime inquestion he, '
tether with half a dozen men, was
prnrning to the settlements in a
m w down the sluggish Platte.
TVv h:id to encounter innumerable
i :!;". ulti-s from the water being at
is lowest stace. Por hours at a
ire they would be obliged to wade
a the icv water to push the boat
v.t the aml-bar. now b;trely cov- i
rd. The loat was heavily laden ,
-. i- t l .-h t)ick 1 1 1 1
uiiiui n.ti-, o mj luui.t i
Maf,adon it and proceed by land, i
tw nthmvi would have done.
T mike matters worse Scott was ;
- d with a painful ami debilita-
i' diseiw that lwilled all their ;
U;t, an-l the few simp'e nielicines
i.i.i innf itb iiipm onlv an- !
i4r-l to make matters worse.
I'oir after hour they Ialored at the
bf. tl-ir comrade lying helpless
n I half-unconscious upon the furs,
l with, each hour his fain grew
i"ire intense and his strt-ngth weak
d. i:h" day the men landed and
-'ptsl aide for consultation.
Tn y agreed that theloat must be
l'tmdoped ; that it was only time
an-l strength .ient in vain trying
f .pie the lHat over the shallows;
i- then their voices dropped as
' y dciKtteit whether or no me.v
hM itvr.iit the result of their lead
t' illness; whether they sliould
i' tlie iart f true cimradw, or
n,:'"u't their own i-.w anl pleasure
i,r tucking the lwst of their way
to the settlements.
1 don't ks r a eu-s you fellers
! jist you've a mind to, but
i-f-r . chicken, he's a gwine to
r.o;- fcr whar he kin lin
i jturty gals, doginllv r
v t, hurley hunter. $ '
"Miyar's wi ye, Mose," said an-i'!:i-r."
"lint. loys, 'taint right, durned
fit i,' inicrruptitl another traj-IV-
"I don't like it. Jim hain't
o'eof that irt i Wiuihl !(art a
ai.'hts f.,r tliinkin' o him
- ;! ami 4-t it mt.
i-t this iiHTciful spsch was rid- a stotie.
h !1 ami st s:de, and it was de- ' Ti p eiluvium was sickening, but
r'l to nhnndon their c)mrale. Scott; hecihsl it not. With a horri
""U w:islin.sl fn.oi tlw o:t. still 1 t.h- hluffh he tore hatidsful of feath
''T.Mhic, wrapped in Ii:s Hanket
t1 thus left, without final r arms ;
ith to exist or defend him-
o-ild he chance to recover. ,
valuables were taken, but his i
I :-rs a!j note-book were untouch- i
' 'drying th? furs, the trappers
'vmifsl in reaching the st-ttle-
nd m-eountesl for the at-
n-fof St-tt by stating be had diel
'p the route, nnd that thev had nf-
'd him Christian burial. His
'.T"! death was deeply a'al sin-tr-ly
inournin) by his mployers
J,5 a large circle of friends. Siitts
ivt wonls" were often repeated,
f'i lhe recreant trappers gained
Ai credit for their untiring ef-r-
to sive their comrade's life,
" J iothe his last painful hours,
t- t L .... .1 -
Jthey bore it all ne-ekly !
. t Scott was not d.a l, although
fIinthat death-like ttance for
.f. In the esirly night he awoke,
r'-fJ and wofullv fs-ble. but with
f near and -Heady. He called
M nnt answer. Then he struggle!
5lttinc Irfwil Iin nil liwL-wI
him ; but all was solita
living soul was in sight sa
-iithe same result. Still he did
dream of the real truth. His
s generous mind har.o.eil no i
.a thoughts, ileconcli-led that I
. mrades had perc iaiu- gone j
- ?imp, and wandering further ;
n'nay intended, were U'latitl. i
fyould soon return, ami wear- j
P th these exertions, he rolled !
ir. up in ins imhiikci. hivi icii , per. j I ne least uao; iK-gun ;
sound slumber that las'asl i S pcriluil James Scott, a noble,
the sun was high in the heav- genenus-heartil man, a victim to
the heartless selfishness ot his com
,tae bright rays shining in his ' rade4. who had often oweil their
i? SttintT amnviwl that it u-ri mi '
r?'. nd that his comrades were
insight. His head was clear, ;
. - i ill viit. ii ym i-iin . .
tr ..... - - . ...... .
Lurning thirst pan htsl his
, the lintrerincr etT ts of his
pan nesi ins
After n p-ated!y -
: 'uts t:i i
clear, sparkling water. Then he
sank batk and gloomily pondered
over hisj unenviable situation. He
could nd longer doubt that he had
been abandoned, and left to his
fate; thi. evidence showed that but
too plainly. And left, too, without
a chancy ior life ; without any food
or the reans to "procure it.
His fever was broken; a little
food and i care would have brought
him through, as his constitution
was naturally very strong1. He
crawled around upon his hands and
knees "looking for a stray crumb,
but hei found nothing. A frog
crossed hi path, but nimbly eluding
his grasp, dove ioto the water, and
then hi mind gave way. He raved
and shrieked in his despair- Life
was a precious boon, and to Kink
i back again no?, just after death
had reigned his chums, .was hor-
I rlble. To be murdered by one's
friends,, by those from whom he had
I fought and shed his own blood, was
I more than he could bear in his
' present feeble state.
lie raved and pleaded, begging
them not to abandon him to die
alone. lie entreated, with tears in
his eyes,' for them to return, but no
voice arose in answer to his own.
Then he sank intoii swoon that
lasted fdr hours.
He whs calmer after he regained
his sen., but he could not bring
himself to abandon all hope. He
tried tojbelieve that his companions
wauld soon return ; that they had
j only def arted for assistance. But
I iwt icii ine iiiiitcraiive nifcsfsiiy
procuring fornl, however small in
quantity, and seeing a sho:il of
minnows sjorting along the edge
of the water, he felt for a tithing
line tht he habitually carried in an
inner cket ; but it was gone. A
band of irold braid encirclexl , his
hat, antl this ho untwisted, forming
a line long enough for his purpose.
Hut he had no substituteor a hook;
neither had he any bait. With the
t-harp edge of a mussel shell he hack
ed a sinall piece of flesh from his
ringer.! ; This he securely tied to the
end ofj his line. Then he crawled
down to the river's edge and cast it
the water. In a lew moments
in? it'i( u uiuuic, nun j;;'vt; " j-iv.
The ijne parted near his hand.
.gain(and again he tried, with the
same result. The thread was too
rotten ; and then he had no more.
.StiU he would not give up. A
cantetni hung by his side, and tilling
it with water, "he started upon his
hands' and knees toward the range
of bluffs in the faint hope of finding
some roots there that lie could tjjit.
It was a terrible journey, and
when jnight fell he was completely
, f i. U - - r i i i . - t ....
exhausted, and yet nad not travers
ed half a mile. hen he could go
no further, he lay upon the cold
irround and wept himself to sleep.
hen tne sun awoice mm, hp
could with difficulty lift his head
from the damp ground. Bat he
was not conquered yet, and wearily
niiimMl bis ionrnev. The round
! and sharp fragmentsof flint bruised
and lacerated his hands and Knees,
l nml throbbed !
;th h rv..r nnin tht h:nl return- i
(d during the night, lrought on by
the fatigue and anxiety of the pre
ceding day. He pausid Usulean
ant hill, and trietl to catch the little
insects. But they easily avoided
his trjembling fingers, and with a
bitter groan he kept on his way.
All that day it took him to gain
the rock v cliff that liears his name,
ar5(i his object obtaine!, overt.oskeil
naturq gave way, anvl insensibility
. . I,:... 1 fr lAkLcwl litre
rmiii uri jinn. i nv.. ,
lt-athl and far better had It been so j
i m iiifv itt. th tnd was not I
yet. i' ....
Scott was rudely awakened the
next morning by a stingnrg nam in
his cln-ek, and a horrible sickening
stench in his nostrils.
v i 1 . .a? . C . r.
he niKsl his head. While sleeping, I
a buzmrd settl-l upon the trapper's i
breast' anil it wan its Inak tearing
his fai-e that Scott had felt.
The disappointed scavenger heav
ily nso into the air, where slug
gfshK'i circled Hne of its filthy
kindl but then settled down again
at a little distance, to await its
A new idea Hashed over the trap
per's! half-crazed mind, and he
laughed aloud as Iim resolvetl to
prey it ponthc tarn oi prey, cutting
otTa handful of ti e leathern tags
that fringed his hunting shirt with
. m mm m r 4. ?
! a stne, he knotted them into a
I ihhs and placed it iiKn his breast.
' Then he sank back again and lay
i Before long the birds grew bolder
Ins they could disi-ovcr no signs of
, life in their quarry, and soon one
s - tthid lv his side. The trapper
moved one hand slightly, and the
bird rose into the air. lime anu
again was this repeated, until at
length one of the buzzards alighted
fairly within the noose. Gently
thisVas drawn taut, and the bird
With a wild shout of exultation
!eepo'!the hunter grappled with the af
Iet's ! IrighUsl -.iptive,and with maniacal
U-trenirth laslusl itrf brains out with
ers fnm the le:m, scrawny
ers rnm the le:m, scrawny inxty,
snia - hiie' one hg olf with a stone,
and then rending it with his tc
lilting huge mouth fills, growling
a famisln-d wlf. But the
s!o- viand was quickly eject-
el, aiid, exhausted by Ins emotions,
Scots sank back delirious.
Thie buzzards had olleited in
roiui.tW-s r.umlKTS, anl gradually
lrevl nearer, until their Mapping
j win- ve:shadowel him; then
j remlcred tlnronghly delirious, he
arnsd and wildly hurlcl fragments
ofrtiks among the vile creatures
untili they took to flight. Several
times this was reputed, until the
shaJes of niuht atforded himare-
spite; lhe water- nau long tunc
beeniexhaustiHl in his canteen, and
nowjthe torturing pangs of thirst
wcro.added to his agony. He slept,
but gaiinnl no repose. Dread phan
toms as.s.iiletl him, and he battled
then with frantic cries and yells.
Morning came, and Scott awoke.
Delirium had left him, and with it
his strength.. He knew that death
was ;it hand, and that it was useless
to struggle against -his fate. The
buzzards had returned with the
light, and now crowded around
him.! When they came too near, a
motion of his hand or foot would
send :t hem away : but as he waxed
weaker Ins motions became more
and the scavengers grew
At length he could move
hand nor foot. Then the
horrible birds swarmed nround
him. screnminc and tisrhtin? over
the still conscious but helpless trap-
rirhand; and yet they were re
:tnl by their fellow men! What
1-117 1 1 ir iiiiii t air ' ir Liim. niui.
-. rf .. .
uen rs, vNeu iiioukii meir namis ,
wero not tiiiti in ,his Tu-.trt s D.txvi r j
The remrtins oT ki utifortun
trapper were dlscovi : 1 I y
cf emigrant- . sta t j..-,
idontitiisl by t;. r..' -! :.
with them. .71: z cl;.i . t
h3 perished received and stilllbeiLrs
the name of "Scotia Bluff" a 00-
ble monument of a noble man,
. - f
From tho New York Weekly. j
Josh Billings Spice-Box.
THE INTERVIEWER. I j!
I pitty the poor Interviewer;! Jie
iz not always a bad phellow at heu'rt,
but hiz trade iz a mean one, and the
bizzness haz spilte him.
I would rather lead a blind .male
on the tow-path for a living, or retail
soft klams from a ricketty waggon,
than tew be an Interviewer and
worry people with questions, they
waz afrade tew answer and toi vain
tew refuse. 1 !
The Interviewer iz a1 hptpan
osstrich, feeding on enny thing he
kan find, and digesting eazy enny
thing he can swallo. j j j
He iz a kind ov kultivated hyena,
and makes yu phudder to think',
that at enny moment, he may turn
wild and begin tew hunt for a bu
man beefstake. t i
He haz just branes enuflTtew keep
hiz impudence aktiv, and.tHajhe
haz but little malice, he will hunt
yu sharper, and worry, yu wtiss,
than a canal boat bedbug. ji?
He iz like a rich cheeze," t nuck
phull ov little things. ijj!
Thare iz no eskaping this Ijrted
ov kritters, it yu run tney iwiii
overtake yu, if yu steal into Viire
hole they will either dig for yu; or
stand around on the outside tilljyu
cum out. 'If '
They are wuss than a flea tew a
long-haired dog. . ; .
Interviewers are a cross betu'een
the old-fashioned quidtunk and the
modern Buzzer, and are a psky
improvement on both. )
Death itself iz no rskape from tne
Interviewer, for they will hang
around the departure till the.V git
an item, and then go for the wifjow.
The Interviewer would rather ten
the truth if he kan, but aint 'dis
couraged if he iz forced tew.tell
what aint so. j;
They are az dangerous tew admit
into yure konhuenee az a pick
pocket iz, not bekause they jwill
take enny spoons, but bekauze yu
are hafT afraid they will.
Modesty would ruin an inter
viewer, deiikasy would unnijum
for bizzness, he kan even thrive
without being horiest, and tew make
him an adept in hiz calling, hedont
require enny more tenderness:than
an undertaker duz. " jj
Yu kan git rid ov a hornet by
breaking his nek, yu kan outran a
blak snaik, and kan hide from the
sheriff, but the Interviewer,hlike
thecursLcl muskeeter in the nark,
hovers 1-ound y u, and i f he Uon't
bight, he sings, which is the wiisst
est ov the two.
I hav bin lit onto by the Inter
viewer miself, and hav answered
hiz questions, az honest az ever a
child did the katekism, arid the
next day rd the dialogue ri the
morninsr paper, and it waz till az
new to me az Old
ov the weather.
Don't never tell any sekrets tew
' an Interviewer : he will open them
i az theysoien oysters in the market,
and retail them on the half shell,
i 1 treat all interviewers politely;
1 when they begin tew bait mejj ask
! them tew smoke (i never knji one
i to refuse), and when they press me
; too clussly then i begin tew wtussell.
I am an awful poor whissler;enny
i how. i!
i T ilo roixllv nittv tho noor Inter-
- , - , . li.i..,i hi..
viewer ; he works for hiz bread like
enny other skribbler, andfortyhat
i kno. hates the bizzness, but i am
sad when i say, that if ho izjgood
at interviewing, he iz too impudent
tew be good for enny thing else.
Sum ieopleluv tew be interview
ed, and 1 must sav. theze land of
pholks never reach the dignity ov
impudence; they are simpli dis-
Yu kant git a journeyman Inter
viewer tew waste enny tipie on'
such stale goods; ho would a? soon
think ov interviewing a last year's
birds' nest, or a kuntry gide-board.
There iz no kure for a reglar In
terviewer; he thirsts for the 'game
like a fox hound on the trak ; he
livs upon plunder, and would jrat her
be sent up for SO daze than tto see
hiz collum in the morning Olizzcfte
without a trophy.
THE MUSK RAT. '
The musk rat iz bigger than a
squirrell, and smaller than ajwood
chuk, and iz az unlike them az a
Itokaway klam and a lobster are
different from each other. f
He iz amphibikuss, and lean liv
on the land a good deal longer than
he kan liv under the water, f
He feeds upon roots, herbs, and
soft klams, and smells like the
wake of a fashionable woman out
He bilds houses in the winter,
alknit az big az flour barrels, all
over the marshes, and enters them
from the cellar. I
Hiz phur iz worth just about 25
cents, and aint lively in market at
Yu kan ketch them' in aljmoste
enny kind ov a trap that haz got a
way tew git into it. They are not
kunning, and aint diffikult tew
4. - 1' ,
When I waz a boy I trapped ev
ery winter musk rats, and
bought the first pare ov skates I
ever owned with their skins.'
I hav seen them in winter setting
up on end on the ice, ; cluss ( beside
tlieir holes, az stiff az mi exklama
shun point, and when they feee me
they change ends and pointjdown,
like a semicolon, and that Wuz the
last ov them. j
The musk rat haz a fiat tale, with
no more phur on it than a rile haz.
I tlont despizemusk rat oli, uo!
but i dont worship him. :f
He haz but phew sins tew answer
for; the thief one iz digging holes
in the bank of the Erie kanal, and
letting the water brake out. He
will hav tew answer for this sum
time. ' - '- H '
I luv al theanimals, all thie bugs,
all the leasts, alPthe msexall the
katterpillars, bekauze they are so
natral. They are az mutcty if not
more, an evidence tew ro0 jov the
existence, the fiower, and q luv,
ov an overruling Provideiice, az
man iz. i 1
I kan see az mutch fu?t- klass
naturin an angleworm, akprding
tew the square inch, az i kan see in
an elephant. ; M j
I luv tew go phooling around
amung the animRs ov all knds in
a warm day ; I haiUNrather set, down
bi the bide ov anank hill -and see
the whole swarmi pitcKontoa lazy
kuss who won't work, and runliira,
out ov the diggirts, than tew pet six
Iwntrs at tho hera and anDlaud
what i don't understand,, aiul weep j
at the spot whare the rest' do, and i
pjiy 3 dollars lor tne privilege ov .
doing it. ,, ij
THK MINK. :
The mink fz about fourth L-uzzin !
tew the musk rat, and hax sum I
iiiiiv ail a-
with him; tney
n land and vat?r
.1 ,1 ,
. and kum ou .- ;
e n 0 ' tl- -
m n n !.n m
M ... &
1 ... -.1 .
worth az mutch akordlnir tew . its
size as one dollar bills are.
He haz no very strong pekuliar
Ity ov karakter except hiz perfume,
which iz about half way in its smell
between the beaver and -the musk
The mink has 4 times the kun
ning that the musk rat haz, and iz
bilt long and slim like a little girHs
stocking, t ., -'-.--' ; , !i
They are not handy tew ketch,
but when ketched are skinned
I have trapt a good deal for mink
and hav kaught them mity little,
for they are almost az hard tew
ketch In a trap and keep thare as a
ray ov ngni, iz.
. There iz sum people who hav et
mink, and sed it waz good, but 1
wouldn't beleave sutch a man under
oath, not bekauze he ment tew lie,
but bekause he dicTn'tkno what the
I et a piece ov biled wilekatonce,
and that haz lasted me ever since,
but i never waz parshall tew wild
I lived 25 years ov mi life whare
game ov all kinds waz plenty. We
had bear, opossum, buffalo and rat
tlesnaik, and then nights we had
draw poker and hi lo Jak, just tew
waste the time a lectle.
The Notary of Newark.
KY KEN WARD PHILP.
"G. Taunton, Notary Public and
Commissioner of Deeds."
That is tho business sign which
you may see over the entrance to a
large and shambling-looking house
in Market street, Newark. The
very same sign you might have
seen ten years ago in the same spot,
but for ail the intervening years be
tween 1SG1 and 1871 it was not there.
And thereby hangs a tale.
In 1801, Mr. George Taunton was
a man of fine, robust physique,
1,-5 H ii nnhlu umv beard. lie had
been a life-long resident of Newark,
and everybody knew him. Every-
body knew his weakness too
drink. Some few years before he
had lost his wife, and that blow
seemed to unnerve the man, to de-
stroy his ambition to leave in him
nothing but a craving for driiik,
and an intense idolatry for his
Alice Taunton ten years ago was
fourteen, and reflected in every
movement the trraces which had
first captivated George Taunton in
her mother. Immature, but giving
Eromiso of a glorious, womanly
eautv, bright, witty, laughing
eyed, and full of love for her father.
Tier influence had keot him from
liquor for months at a time, and at
such times the notary and his
daughter wen? as happy together in
their little household as the day
was long. But when the demon
suddenly broke out again it was a
Father and daughter were sitting
together one evening in November,
1SG1. It was a cold, bitter night
without, and few people in the
streets, but within it was -osy
enough. Taunton held in his hand
an oien letter, Alice held in hers a
curious old gold watch, large and
heavily chased, as most o(d gold
"Why, father," he said, "I never
even knew we had such a relation."
"He was not a relation, my
dear," he answered, "but a friend
of many years ago. Poor fellow, I
knew the history of his family, diffi
culties. He treated his sou very
harshly and drove him out or
doors. But he repented it before
his death, and even advertised for
his son to come back. I wonder
where the boy went to? Perhaps
to Europe,pr Australia.
The cause of this conversation was
simply that Mr. Taunton had that
day received a letter from a firm of
solicitors in San Francisco, inform
ing him of thedeathofone Jonathan
Britton, a widower, like himself,
vho had caused to be forwarded to
his old friend the watch he had
worn for many years, and had left
him by will (so the solicitors wrote)
the sum of three thousand dollars,
being the entire amount he was
worth at the time of his death. The
sum awaited Tauton's identification
in New York.
Alice was full of glee over the
watch and the prospective three
is not a lady's
dear." said her father;
may wear it-if you like."
And he rose, and put on his hat.
" Whv, father, you are not going
The girl looked up in his face,
pleadingly. Her father knew all
her fears. A shade of irritation
passed over his face as he answered :
" Nonsense, Alice. I shall not be
gone an hour. Do not be alarmed."
" But, father "
" There, don't be foolish, Alice.
You mistake me. I am not going
where you suppose. I shall be back
He hurried away to get rid of her
eloquent face, for the tempter was
at him, and he must drink. Adver
sity had driven him to it now a
stroke of good fortune was driving
him to it.
The. house in which the Tauntons
lived was occupied partly in the
day time as offices. They were the
only dwellers in it, and so, when
George Taunton slammed the street
door behind him, Alice was alone
in the house. She was not afraid,
but experience told her what to ex
pect, and she sat down by the fire
. Nine, ten, eleven, twelve and
her father still out. And so the
weary night passed away, the girl
alternately watching and dropping
into a troubled sleep, only to dart
up and realize the truth that made
In the meantime her father had
gone to a bar-room close by, attach
ed to a hotel. There he S stood,
drinking with one and another,
"treating" and being "treated,"
until past eleven o'clock. These
were exciting times in Newark, as
every where else, for the war had
broken out and was absorbing na
tional attention. Discussion ran
high in the bar-room, and Taunton,
full of liquor, took a heated part in
it. Two or three times the bar
keeper interfered to make peace
and calm a rising storm, but sud
denly excitement led to blows. A
knot of angry men, inflamed with
drinks stood in the center of the
floor, some holding George Taunton,
others encouraging him to follow up
the blow. The person he had
struck was a tall, handsome young
fellow, evidently more than a
match for him in physical strength.
Nobody seemed to know him; he
was a stranger in Newark.
"You are an older man than I
tm lst aafi-1 -ntomntiiniialV-
j can afford to let that blow pass from
"1 am not so oia duc a can khock.
the devil out of you," retorted
Taunton, making for him again.
But the others interfered, and at
last Taunton was-apparcnt!y pnei
i: 1. .
(.Jive me my Ley," eaid the
vo-irg man to- tho bar-keeper.
Tlv latter looked vp at the little
I covered v. ilh r. ts r:v;l
pegs at the back of hi3 desk, and
took down the key labelled No.. 7.
The young man took it, and went
upstairs without a. word.
"Jim. have you got a room for me
to-night?" asked Taunton, stagger
ing to the desk. I
"Oh, I guess you don't want one,"
replied the other, laughing, know
ing that Taunton lived only a few
blocks away; I
But with a drunken man'$ per
sistence Taunton would have a
room. The bar-keeper looked up
at the little board again, and took
down the key labelled No. 5.
"First floor, on the left," hei said,
handing it to the notary, f The
numbers run odd on one sidf and
even on the other. Your room is
next to that young man's,,!' he
added, jo&ngly; "so don't quarrel."
Taunton staggered away without
answering, and When he had gone
the conversation of the loutigers
who remained turned
"Who is that young
asked one the bar-keepers.
"Couldn't tell you," he answered.
"All I know is that he camj here
yesterday, and pays fcr what he
gets. Appears to be well fixed,"
meaning that ne nau pieniy oi
The bar-keeper who came oni duty
in the morning at five o'clock was
surprised at a few minutes f after
that hour to see George Taflnton
come down stairs, pale, nervous,
and trembling. I
"Give me a good stiff drink," he
said, throwing down a silver piece.
The drink was poured out, and he
drank it off with tremulous hands,
and went out. One or two persons
who were in the streets thusjearly
recognized him, and were surprised
also to s?e him look up at hii own
house, and pass it by. 1
Half an hour later, and thethotel
where he had stayed was'thejscene
of tremendous excitement. The
doors were crowded with anxious
people, all trying to get in. Haifa
dozen policemen were stationed to
; keep them out. The proprietor was
; rushing from room to roorrt half
dressed. The wife of the proprietor
! lav up stairs in a dead faint.
j "What is it? what is it?" Risked
every one outside, of the policeman
; at the door.
i "Man murdered," answered that
: oineer, senteniiousiy. j
j But it was not quite
not quite so bad as
that. The voung stranger had been
badlv wounded, and lay almost at
the point of death. His money was
gone, and his watch. The fljoor of
his room was covered ! with blood,
and it was this blood trikling
through the crevice underneath the
1 door that first gave the alarm, foi
the young man was too weak. to crj
out. lie had attempted to. orag
himself to the door, but coud not.
And there he lay, with his lifej-blood
oozing out, and senseless. f
"Will he live?" asked the pro
prietor of the doctor. I
The latter looked grave, Jshook
his head, and said : i
" One chance in a thousand!."
And for many days the lyoung
man held onto life by the merest
thread. In the meantime, hlk ante
mortem deposition was takefr ; but
he could not enlighten thetti as to
his assassin. All that he cciild re
member was that he was sutfldenly
awaked, and on attempting! to cry
out was seized by the throat. He
could not remember the appearance
of his assailant, for the roojn was
dark. He felt the knife, ai(d then
consciousness left him. .
The suspicion of everybody fell
upon George Taunton. The Newark
newspapers were full of it, and the
New York newspapers described
the attempted murder over and
over again. The notary's quarrel
with the young man, his engage
ment of a room at the hotfcl, his
seinking out at five o'clock in the
morning, and his disappearance
ever since, combined to fix h5s guilt
as certain. As soon as thef young
man could be moved, a preliminary
investigation was held, at; which
Alice Taunton was a witness. The
past few weeks had been terrible in
their effects on her brightness and
beauty. She would not believe her
father guilty, but she believ.ed him
dead. She told her simple story,
with all eyes upon her, between fits
of sobbing. She could swear that
her father had not been home since
the night before the attempted
murder was discovered. On being
asked how it was she remembered
that particular night, she (replied
that on that day her lather had
given her a watch which hyd been
left him. ?
Watch produced. The ju(ge took
it, opened face and back, inspected
the works, and handed it to the
young man. On receiving if he was
visibly affected. He recognized it
immediately as his own, which he
had worn onthenightofthe'assault.
When asked whether h would
swear to it positively, for aoswer he
opened a spring and displayed the
portrait of his father at about his
own age a man so like himself that
his testimony was irrefutable. There
were the same eyes, the same face,
the same mouth and nose. The
only difference between the picture
and the young man was the differ
ence of dress.
Alice protested with the utmost
earnestness that this watch had
been given her beforeher father had
gone out on the evening' of the
tragedy. She called Heaven to wit
ness the truth of it, with upturned
face and pleading eyes. But the
judge shook his head. The testi
mony was too strong, and Alice
Taunton was held in custody as an
accessory after the fact. ;'
The young man was loth to see
this, for the girl's sweet ! face and
manner had impressed him. But
he was positive as to the watch, and
how could he overcome the logic of
facts? But he determined to clear
up the mystery, for the girl's sake,
and ret a New York detective to
work on the case.
" You are positive that this is your
watch ?" asked Detective Belder.
" And there is no other like it in
your family?" '
"Yes, one. My father has one in
San Francisco just like it. He gave
me this on my fifteenth birthday."
" Were they made at thesame
44 No. Mine was made six years
after his ; but the photographs are
44 Very well. When was your
44 In July, 1855." .
44 Then vour watch was given you
in July, 1855?"
i Yes ; and was made to order for
me, just like my father's."
The detective opened the watch,
and took, a powerful but small glass
from his pocket.
4 This is not your watch," he said.
The young man looked upon him
as a madman.
"See here for1 yourself. " There is
the date," pointing to "the watch
maker's minute inscription. "Au
gust 14, 1849' -v : -t-: -
'Heavens! What a fearful mis
take ! That is my father's watch !"
exclaimed the young man. "Thank
Heaven!" he continued, "she did
r.et perjure herself!" ' .
George Taunton, after a length
ened course . of dissipation and
drunkenness, turned up once more,
but not until Detective Belder had,
by a chain of circumstantial evi
dence, demonstrated his innocence.
The real assassin, one of the loun
gers who remained in the bar-room
after Taunton had gone to bed, and
whose cupidity had been aroused
by the bar-keeper's reference to the
young man's money, was tried and
convicted. Young Britton himself
troceeded to San Francisco, settled
lis father's affairs, came- back and
married Alice Taunton.
The notary still lives in Newark,
but he has "sworn off" forever
and is a grandfather.
From tb Interior.
by a. ir. POE.
It was a dismal day outside, blue
and gloomy, with a nipping wind
and a fretful little rain, and once in
a while a plash of snow that melted
as soon as it reached the ground.
"i knowsomethin' I" cried Kubie,
clattering in from the kitchen.
"What?" asked itosie and Mattie
in a breath.
44 Why, mince pies, that's what!
Sunshine's goin' to chop 'em, too,
for jus now she tucked a raisin in
my mourn, anu saia io go -n me
other room 'n be a good boy." -
"I'd rather stayed in there 7n been
a good lxy," said llosie.
"Wish she'd tuck a raisin in my
mout," observed Mattie."
Willie laughed, and taking the
great brown turkey-wing from its
nail on the chimney-side, began
brushing up tho whittlings hehad
made on the hearth.
It wasn't long before they heard
the chump ! chUmp ! chump! of the
"I know what you're after,"
called Sunshine, in a voice clear as
daylight, (and a good deal clearer
than this glomyday,) as four heads,
black,. brown, yellow', and white,
peeped in at the door.
"Just once around," said Mrs.
Williston, turning from tho kitchen
table with a paper in her hand,
"they're bad for the stomach, Wil
lie, you don't care for raisins, do
"Not so aicfufi," replied Willie,
snapping his knife-blade; neverthe
less his mother gave him some
"Look there, now!" exclaimed
Sunshine, proudly tippling up the
bowl. "Ain't that fine? I'll imVe
it fine's old Mother Harris', 'lore
ever I stop," and she chump,
chumped with a vehemence that
was quite unnecessary.
"Sunshine," asked Willie, crack
ing the grape seeds in his teeth at a
great rate, "d' you remember that
pie story she told you'll me once, a
long time ago?"
Sunshine shrugged her shoulders
ii little. "I remember well 'nough,
but I'd like to know how you can
hear me- w hen I'm chopping. They
can't can they, mother?"
"Oh, I reckon so," returned Mrs.
Williston, soitly, and with what
Willie called "one of her blue-eyed
smiles." "You can chop slowly,
there's no great hurry, dear."
"Well, you'll have to prick up
your ears mighty keen then. You
see old Mother Harris, she lives
over in grandma's neighborhood,
and she can beat the whole country
making mince pies, (only grand
mashe can't beatgranna,) and she
sells them at fairs and things. One
time when Willie and I's at her
house she made us each a littie one,
and while' we's eating them' she
told us about
THE FIRST MINCE TIE.
"She said that once; there was a
king, ami he had a son, and when
the king's son had trrown to be a
man the king made a great birth
day dinner, the greatest that had
ever been made; and he ordered
that every household in his king
dom should bring a certain dish,
pie, or caKe, or something to the
dinner; 'but whoever failed to
bring something, or brought some
thing that wasn't ' good, was to be
put to death.
"Now, far off in the kingdom
lived a poor maiden with her moth
er, and they had in their house only
a little boiled' meat, a few apples, a
bunch of dried grapes, and some
spices and sweetening. There was
onlv a little of each. The daughter
tried hard to get something more,
but she couldn't, so she chopped,
the things tine, mixed them all to
gether, and made a pie out of them.
Then she took tne pie to me least
... .i i
and it was set oeiore inc. King. -
Was it erood's
" When the
king tasted it, he
found 'twas better than any pie
he'd ever tasted before, and he com
manded the maiden to be brought
before him. Then she told how
poor she and her mother were, and
how she had only these few things,
and had done the best she could
with what little she had, and the
king was so pleased that he gave
her to his son for a wife, and the
queen took her and put beautiful
garments on her, and she was mar
ried to the prince right away !"
44 What b'cameof her mother?"
inquired Rosie, eagerly.
"Oh, her mother was brought to
the palace and lived with them, and
they were all very happy, and the
chief cook of the palace learned how
to make the pies, so the king had
all he wanted; but every year,
when the prince's birthday came
'round, his wife always made one
with her own hands for her hus
band." . ,
44 No wonder the Prince married
her," commented Willie, with his
hands in his pockets; "tell you
what, that story puts at feller in
tune for a piece o' pie !"
That evening after the little ones
had said their prayers, and were
lingering just a "wee minute"
longer, toasting their feet before the
lire, Mattie begged for a 44 dear,
pleasant angel-story to go to sleep
: " You know any angel-stones,
Sunshine?" asked llosie.
; Sunshine-looked up. 44 1 might
tell what auntie Ilosio told me
mightn't I, mamma?" and mam
44 One morning a litllei baby girl
was born on earrh, and they named
her little Lucy; and God and the
angel3 knew all about her. She
was w hite as a snow drop, auntie
said, and to look i ito her dark sad
eyes would make you dream of
heaven; but she never j was well,
and, though she lived oh earth al
most three years, yet she - never
walked a step nor spoke only a few
words. She suffered a, great deal,
too, but the more she suffered the
sweeter and lovelier she grew, and
her father and mother were sad
with grief about her, and they did
everything they could for her,, and
oh,- thev loved her so!" :but they
couldn't make their dear little Lucy
well. Their God f vM toc::ecf his
beautiful r-r-J-, '.."o bring little
-i ; . 4 , . . f '
t '" "t t'"1 f -' "
beautiful angel came to little Lucy,
and she smiled; and, he took her
little soul into his bosom, and car
ried her up to Jesus."
A tender stillness seemed to have
fallen upon the group. At last Ru-
Ma Irw-tlrprl im h?a brown PVfS full
of tears : " Mamma, we'll see her
when we gb to God's house, won't
44 Yes," said Mattie, reverently,
44 when the beautiful angel comes
New York Journal of Commerce.
The Wonderful Story of Ten Years.
Tt lvrmlcl ht i-lifRr-nlf : to rmn nrr (53
into smnll'c-r snncft the -nst amount
of useiul information which appears
' x a- . mt 4 Tl.
in me, xanuiar - statement oi uiu
manufactures of the whole country.
We have fortunately been enabled
to obtain this highly important ex
hibit from advance sheets, in antic-
i nation of the regular nublishinir
day, about two weeks hence. Let
no one bo repelled by a chronic dis-
lil-o rf ficrnrtx frnm pynmininif thf
i laiV V Al V & V J mm mm. an. m, m m mm m m ' fm " w
remarkable statistics. The arrange
ment is simplicity itself. By a sin
gle glance across the line one may
trace the growth in manufactures
of each State, bet ween the decen
nial periods when the last three
wnsiKN wor tsikpn. Tjookinp1 ui
.... . - i
or down the columns he can instant
ly compare the development ot any
State, in this respect, with that of
ann nthor v4fnto nnrl Via in twt' 1 ltt rt
dullard If the figures do not set him
a thinking on to the causes of the
startling disparities lis there finds.
In point of suggest! veness as key
notes to possible editorials, lectures
and books the tables are solid
masses of texts.
We will not undertake to preach
from, them much to-day ; but refer
to the accompanying, letter of our
Washington correspondent for out
of the many interesting deductions
and moralizations which naturally
arise from tnrr perusal, io our
' wvh...t .., tfvrii,whiii.r u civil
. A"' . . . a. .... ...
war; how it Diasts and curses tne
fair land over which it-rages! Here
are the Northern States led oil' by
New York, Pennsylvania and Mas
sachusetts, which always stood at
the top in tho order named doub
ling or more than doubling tlie
value of manufactures between 18(50
and '70 ; while the Southern States,
nearly,all of which exhibited large
gains in this item of wealth between
1850 and 'GO, have made but small
proportional advance in the last ten
years. Virginia (including West
Virginia) with all her recuperative
energy, has gained out :? iuuu.uuo
with-the average ' development ot
all the Northern States. All the
other Southern fetates wnicn siaiceo
tlieir fortunes on secession, and
W 'l.L-C 1 iti 1 11 1
wprii Tonde to feel the sharpest ef
fects of war. fall far behind the ra-;
tio of improvement wnicn tney
would have shown had peace not
Figures like these make eloquent-.,
ly for peace they are more potent"'
than all the publications of the
American Peace Society, the reports;
of their annual conventions thrown!
in. Durinsr the nve years since tne
war (to 1870) the South would have
made better headway in self-recovery
had her disabilities been
promptly removed and all the re
pressive measures towards her been
discontinued. Material reasons,
combined with moral reasons in de
manding that that act of justice and
good policy should have been done
long ago. Had it been done the
Southern States would appear to
much better advantage in the census
of 1870 than they do; their citizens!
would feel more fully reconciled tO;
a restored union, and the entire:
could now be partaking, in abun
dant measure of the rich blessings
of peace. With these tables in vi-ew,-.we
again press the claims of the
South for immediate universal am-'
nesty, in order that the last hin
drance may be removed from her
free natural growth. Let it be done,1
and we have no fear that the census
of 1880 will not , demonstrate the
wisdom of that course in the great
gain in Southern manufacturing
interests. Ohio, Indiana, Illinois,
Io.va, Missouri, Minnesota, and all
the thrifty States of the great West;
though their chief wealth is agricul
tural, are yet highly prosperous,
and waxing richer every day in
Nothing more forcibly exhibits
their rapidity of growth in popula
tion and all that makes up civilized
communities than the astounding
leaps which those States have taken
in the manufacturing line in the
past ten years. Iowa amounts up
from $14,000,000 to $46,000,000;
Michigan from $32,000,000 to $118,
000,000; Minnesota from $3,000,000
to $23,000,000 ; Indiana from $42r
000,000 to $108,000,000; Illinois from
$57,000,000 to $205,000,000 ; Missouri
from $41,000,000 to $206,000,000 ; and
Ohio from $124,000,000 to $269,000,
000. These illustrations are taken
at random from the tables. The
entire West as well as the North
tells but the same story of enor
mous gains in the value of manu
factured products in the past decade.
And all these figures, as a foot-note
apprizes us, do not render full jus
tice to the manufacturing industries
of the country. For in the tables of
1850 and 1860 the statistics for min
ing, quarrying and fishing are in
cluded, whereas they do not appear
in those for 1870. With this expla
nation the gains which we have
pointed out become still more nr
tonishing. Under a fully-restored
union and fraternity, and a reform
ed government, wise, just and eco
nomical, who can forecast the won
derful future prosperity in store for
the United States.
It is a painful spectacle in fami
lies, where a mother is the drudge,
to see the daughters, elegantly
dressed, reclining at their ease with
their drawing, their music, their
fancy work and their readjng, be
guiling themselves of the lapse of
hours, days and weeks, and never
dreaming of their responsibilities ;
but as a necessary consequence of
neglect of duty, growing weary of
their useless lives, laying hold of
every newly invented stimulant to
arouse their drooping energy, and
blaming their fate when they dare
not blame their God for having
placed them where they are.-J
These individuals will often tefm
VOU Witn an air oi auecieu cuujpiw
sion (for who can believe it real,)
pion (for who can believe it real,)
that noor. dear mamma is working
herself to death, yet no sooner do
you propose that they should assist
her than they declare she is quite
in her element, in short, that she
would never be 'happy if, sho had
only half so much to do.
i it 1.n4li tTut n QAnnoi rift I
avtrn fT.Ipped over Yv
-v tUi.ut'-. of T.-j-
1 ' ' . ........ 5 0 1 .. -i
on her returns lor imu, whereas ine s to 00k at ,jle down-trodden condi
census of that-year showed an in- x tjon (,ur Southern States, which
crease of $21,000,000 over that, of ; hns ,t.t.u bJOUirhjt about in great
1850. Georgia is the -only one ot bv the teachings of North-
the distinctly Southern States which j ern penalties and Southern dema
has doubled the value of her manu- ,r0,rut.8. The1 vicious and ignorant
factured products, thus keeping pace HVm to-dav their tools of om.res.siou.
. Religious and Educational. ;
Raleigh 'Christian Advocate is dis-'
continued to all non-paid up sub
Commodore Vanderbuilt has
given $500,000 for a Southern Meth
odist University in Tennessee.
Tlfv Tlr, Vorlr thft blind nreacher
and teacher is making great efforts
in behalf of education in North
I Rev. Father Gross, of the Catholic
Church, has been made Bishop of
the Diocese of Savannah, by the
Pope of Jlome
mas L. Clingman, of
ina, lately lectured at
Hall; New York, on
1 Hon. Thomas
Science and Christianity.
i The Christian Advocate of Raleigh
came out in mourning last week for
Presiding; Klders Carson and Bar
ringer, the former of whom died at
Halifax March lGth, and the latter
at Greensboro the next day.
Rev. Dr. Sears has given official
notice to the School Board that the
managers of the Peabody School
Fund have given two thousand dol
lars for the use of the Free Schools
of this city. Wilmington J'ost.
Dr. Fulton, speaking of Rev. L.
A. Grimes, recently deceased,
pays : -Untold sums have passed
through his hands, but no traitor
ous sixpence has; ever adhered to
his fingers, or beeo diverted to pri
vate use. .
; The Rev. A. Il. Bedford, 1). 1).,
Methodist Book Agent, at Nilsh-
ville, in a special notice says: The
Indian-Mission, ArKansas, wnue
River, Little Rock, Memphis, North
Mississippi, and Alabama Confer
ences, at their recent sessions, suo-
scribed various sums or money ior
the fitting up the offices of the
Bishops. Editor of A dvocate,' Mis
sionary Secretary, and Book Agent.
'Piwro is lo hr nather of the meet-
i ms oj ir nVv A -c, rf
j sociation at Long Creek on batur-
I ilav. Anril 12th. In the morning
there will be a drill for teachers,
and after that a .pu're meeting,
lion. S. N. Martin, hin-riJi Biack
and Rev. II. B. Blake, Superinten
dent of Schools, will go up toad
dress the people. We hope the
citizens of that part of the county
will give a good attendance. If'iY
iiiinyton 1'ost. !
A writer in the Biblical Recorder
takes strong ground for the educa
tion of tlie colored people. This
writer says : Looking at the subject
from a patriotic-jxtand point, wre
think it is best-; toU dncate them as
rapidly as possibW. We need only
yrn( are citizens.
. t.OI1,r,elll to abide, their testimony,
i ,,n(i decision as jurors in court. ' Is
. . . . . aV. S. ! . till
it not .tnn our interest-iu ihmui
. r i ..i i: K
f pn::cipios oi morai oi'iiauous . -v
l. m,,rul i-.fnmint ion wili brinr about
a Letter teeling btwen the races,
in a shorttr time and more surely,
Than all the poliucal machinery
that can be invented.. But who is
to do this great work? Public opin
ion is opposed to our people doing
ir. This should not be so any longer.
W now see and feel the teachings
of a certain class already mentioned,
i There are men and women in our
midst, fully qualified in every sense
that would teach,! if it was not for
fear of being' ostracized. Let us
choose between evils. Our common
interest and common isenso dictates
that we should educate the negroes
ourselves. Public opinion is not
always right. If good honest men
will teach, whose motives cannot
be impugned, the prejudice of the
people will soon give way. As evi
dence of the assertion, I will state
that the writer has taught one color
ed school, and hei
has not been able
difference in the
to discover any
treatment of friends and associates.
Hot-heads may think it inconsis
tent for one who did his best on the
battle field.and at the ballot box to
prevent tho present state ot things,
to occupy our present stand ; but our
conscience approves loth ositions.
In conclusion I will repeat the hope
that our best men! will consider the
subject, and inaugurate plans to
educate the colored people.
About TirKOnMr.vx Asymjm in
Oxford. The institution is now
in operation, doing a noble work,
and is worthy of cordial confidence
and liberal contributions. Mr. Co
hen is resident Principal, and has
control of the premises. He under
stands his business and discharges
his duties faithfully. Mrs. Robards
is Matron. She is a refined and in
telligent lady, full of tender sym
pathy, and real mother to the chil
dren. Miss Ella C. Grandy is as
sistant teacher. Her thorough schol
arship and experience in: teaching
qualify her for thj3 work. Her own
orphanage and the kindness of her
friends will enable her to appreci
ate and understand her privileges
and responsibilities. , i
HOW TO CO THERE.
Leave the Rajeigh and Gaston
road at Henderson, and stage 12
miles to Oxford, j Enter the build
ing at the end next to the town,
and the first doorion the left is Mr.
Cohen's office. A. suitable time to
be there is on Sunday afternoon,
when a minister! usually preaches
to the children, or at 7 p. m. at eve
ning Worship, when the children
sing and pray, j
what children are admitted?
Bright boys and girls, moro than
8 and less than 13; years of age, pro
vided they have no property, and
no parents,pr fathers and helpless
mothers. It makes no difference
whether their parents were Masons
or not, nor with vhat religious de
nomination they worshipped. Stan
ley, Person. ,Orange, Granville,
Wake and Franklin are the only
counties now represented: others
ought to be.
how many childrex WIbb be
The building will accommodate
about 200: but the number of chil
dren will be limited by the amount
of contributions. It takes money,
Kl-o fi,rn!f nr flnt,hinir nrov!v
uuuaj, ami ...via. -w, I
ions, fowls, &c.,x'c., to support such
an institution. The number of or
phans to be educated is a problem
which the friends of the children
must solve. . Contributions may be
sent to Mr. Cohen, at Oxford, or
when more convenient, to Col. W.
E. Anderson, Raleigh. '. y ;
bttat.T. WR PKAY FOB
; PHAS8? '.
a a n o-sneral rule. no. If you have
dnn vour duty, you may ask the
Trd tn verify his promises. But
. 1 iM1lMWAii Ar a
when God tells 'you to do a workr it
Is Impudent ior you u siauw uu
and ask him to do it -himself, or
else make other do it. If y s
nothing f.?r r, I ('-','
rravcrs ' i r' :'i
hence we are
Dr. Benbowh -ibeeiM ! i ti si ;
ident of the I...-, id of 'r t
the Methodist O liege, tl. j
held by Rev. Win. D tn i r ; t
time of his deti a c
Rev. P. II. l.dto;i Lv.i .
the General Agency to rai- ;
for the permanent endown ' -.t
Davidson College. Rev. :
Mack nnd j Rumple will LU r
particular fields in the same cui;
S'ar. j .
The Baptists of North Carol i
are making strenuous efforts in !
half of education. A writer in t
Reorder says : Let as many 1 : '
ICailOniU.iUeVUUgs ;..- j'Jv hi .u i -
J 10I1 within the geographical li:
1 nf the Pea Dee, and all AssocLit i
jn Xorth Carolina. At each
I those, let as largo collecliotH
rational. Meetings as praciu
1 money bo taken up as possible.
Tho "Northern Methodist FnLc
pal Church; at tho last quadrenni
Uession of their General Conference,
agreed to establish three "Centr. i
.Universities," one in tho Last, o:,
in the South and one In tho We-'.
The Board of Trade of Knoxviil
East Tennessee, has agreed to oil.
$50,000 and a site to secure tho loca
tion of the Southern Central Uni
versity at that ioint.
The lastj JUblical .Recorder' he
this announcement: On account t
t he sick ness of some of the brct hrt n
and other unavoidable circumst.-.::
'ces, ve urcj compelled to postpone
the educational meetings appoints 1
in ilm l!imltco eountrv. from Tar! -
boro lo Goldstoro, during the nion i ! i
of April. Other meetings win i.
iti-riicred. nnd notice of them irlven.
Will the papers that have publisl . u
these appointments please j,;te
n ti-e of their postKnemont?
j Rutherford county is wording )
roails. I . "
! Cleaveland county, is push.
grape culture. . . f. '
The, increase, growth and .pr
;-t rity of Reldsville is uuprecid
cil in North Carolina history. .
Dail Brothers of New Berne'i
become the purchasers of Wi'
JJones & Co's Tobacco Factory.
T. L. Emry, Esq., willbui
an early day a grist-mill and t
gin at AVeldon to bo opera,
water. . V
I The (Jrw'nsboro Tobacco AlL.
it ion has issued a neat little paj i .
for gratuitous circulation. It cor;
jtains much valuable information f.
jthe farmer on the subject of tobace .
j The Wcldon Neu siys:-W- !
8 earn through Mr. H. J. Pope, tiw
there is an old negro woman livln
im his farn who is 111 years old ,
has 07 grand-children and 231 g: ..i
grand-chihlren. Sho is lively mid.
Mi good health; and supports h( v-J
Self by laboring in tho field. r , '
JWhen your patlcnco Is exhausts I
Ihreadiug Imbbius, your nerve- i
strung from the clatter of i.y
io.d vou'"-desiro to lu wi
Iwith seed and in qutct, !!
'Mrs. J. W. Albright,"! .rn.;. . -
bud buy tUin'le-tirctuf , 'ic.-,
S ilcox arid rGihbs, orr Virginia
The Asheville llrpoailor says:
A new impetus. has recently been
given to tho mica business in tl.Ls
section. We learn that Riackstocks,
Reagan, Rayt Co., have lately
struck a very fino vein of this rniu
((ral on Reem's Creek, lit Buncombe.
They are now getting it out in large
quantities. The .quality, we are
(nfortned, is superior to anything
yet discovered in this part of tho
j The Raleigh Seidinel gjves tho
following Us the price of gas at tho
different places named:
m ..,iA m A
per i.uuo leei.
8 00 -
Salisbury, ! 7 00
Jtaleigh, " uo
Wilmington, wikk! nnd
naptha, : 4 uo
It is said that gas made from ros
in is cheaper at than that made
from 'wood and n;iptha at 1 per
I The Ilillsboro Recorder learns
that Northern parties have recently
made large! purchases at Lockvillo
in Chatham Company. One Com
pany has invested $240,000. The
Wilmington, Del. Car works have
established a branch of their busi
ness at that point, a steamboat h;w
been placed on tho river for the
transportation of coal and iron, and
everything gives promise Of life and
enterprise.! The Iron mines at Oro
hill some time since wero bought
by parties from Canada Ior $100,ooo,
and preparations 1 for extensive
works begun. I
A writer in tho Charlotte Home
thus speakB of the Shelby vineyard
of Mr. T. p. Wells and Dr. Gidncy,
of Cleaveland county: The vine
yard is only lately established, isr
the southern portion and Just out
side of the town. In their circular,
they state that last year, from thir
teen hundred Concord vines growir
on two arrm they made seven hun
dred gallons of good wine, worth
at least $2 ier gallon. They a! so.
made, one hundred gallons of thi
nnest vinegar I ever tasted and
might have made two hundred gal
lons more. Besides, they Ho'd ti' t .
worth of grapes. i
The Paper Mills of Tiddy Broth- '
ers, in Cleaveland county, are thin;
done up iti the Southern Jlne;i ,
These mills employ about fifty!'
hands, many of whom are women i
and boysj ami require about two ;
thousand ,ounds of rags ierday, i:
and it, when manufactured into p;t-
iier, weighs lifioen hundred pound,- j
having lost'one-quartcr in h man-
ufacture. The paper sell?, on fill,
average, at. 1 1 cents per p'und ; the
rags themselves being worth thrci i
and a half cents at tho mills. They I
manufacture all kinds of wrapping
Iiaper, news paper and book paper, j
saw several -bundles of this pa.tcr j
riiaikefl to purchasers inNew York. ;
: We received, sometime finer, a j
vorv. neat i circular of 'tho Medical
College tt our stat0 located nt !
Wiltningtm.pj. wllftse fKy i )r.M
. r. "hy Resident and l'n-;
fessoi VI ranch of medical i
8;ieneet Dr.TxTStkndin Norcorn. of 1
Edenton, Dr. H. M, Sacthwell, of
Beaufort county, y,id Dr. W. W.
Lane, of Wilmin iion. all emlm i :
physicians, are itmc.-
should bo .pat r
our medical stt; I
np pur own St.
means. We huv
of the hi'- !. est
' TV 1
sic a (