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VOL.. III.
RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1874.
NO. 43.
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OFFICIAL
.wis of Tiir. i :wn:i i-,
TASSKI) at THE Kilts r M'.s-
SION OF THK FOKTY-TIIIKU
'ON GUESS.
iGENEJiAL XATUIIE-NO. 16.J
ihn ant pntltled
" "'An acl Vo cneo1iWgGTTICrowtn
of timber on western prairies."
Be it enacted by the Senate and
1 lotion rT I?nrirpuntntirn4 fll tn
United States or America, in Con
cress assembled. That the net enti
tled "An act to encouraire tho
growth of timber on western prai
rie," approved March third, eigh
teen hundred and seventy-three,
be, and the same is hereby, amended
!.as to read as follows: That any
person who U tha head of tifamily or
who has arrived at the ape of twen-tv-one
vears, and is a citizen of tho
Inited States, or who shall have
Mod his declaration of intention to
Urome such, as required by the
naturalization laws of the United
States, who shall plant, protect, and
keep in a healthy, growing condi
tion for eight years, forty acres of
timber, the trees thereon not being
tun re than twelve feet apart each
way, on any quarter section of any
of the public lands of the United
States, or twenty acres on any legal
subdivision of eighty acres, or ten
acres on any legal subdivision of
forty acres, or one fourth part of
.-.:iy fractional .-ubdivision of land
lens than forty acre, shall be enti
tled to a patent for the whole of
said quarter section, orofsuch legal
Miildivisiii of eighty or forty acres,
or fractional subdivision of less
than forty acre?, as the case may be,
at the expiration of said eight years,
on making proof of sueli fact by not
! thun two credible witnesses:
ProTided, That not more than one
quarter ot any M-ction shall be thus
granted, and that no person shall
make more than one entry under
II provisions of this act, unle-s
rnnal mimii visions oi T les than
had under cultivation, for two
years, one acre of timber, the trees
thereon not being more than twelve
feet apart each way, and in a good
thrifty condition, for each and every
sixteen acres of said homestead,
shall, upon due proof of such fact by
two credible witnesses receive his
or her patent for said homestead.
seal of the United States to be af
fixed. Done at the city of Wash
ington this thirteenth day of
March, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight
Seal. hundred and seventy-four,
and of the Independence of
the United States of Amer-
Republlcan Sentiment.
The Ashevillo Pioneer, the organ
of the Western Republicans of
North Carolina, copies the editorial
of the Era headed "Put none but
Republicans on guard," and com
ments as follows-! -v
-vif r
which, in
exceed oin-
II.K
f 1 1 y a'-i-s ar- entered
lb- a'rre 'at , shall not
quarter .-eel ion.
Ski-. 2. That the person applying
ft r the ienclit of thisact. shall, upon
q iieatiou of the register of the
land district in which he or she is
about to ma.;e snch entry, make
allidavit tefwi- the register, or the
ie- -iver, or . o:iie officer authorized
to admini-ter oaths in the district
where the land is situated, who is
i quired by iaw to use an official
seal, that said enlry is made for the
cultivation of timber,and upon filing
said affidavit with said register and
said re elver, and on payment of
ten dollars, he or site shall there
uiKjn bo normitttft-K" ro enter the
quantity of land specified; and the
party making an entry of a quarter
section under the provisions of this
net shall be required to break ten
iktcs of the land covered thereby
the first vear, ten acres tho second
year, and twenty acres the third
rear after date of entry, ami to
plant ten acrr of timber the second
year, ten acres the third year, and
twenty acres the fourth year after
date of entry. A party making an
entry of ciirhtv acres shall break
and plant at the times hereinbefore
prescribed, one half or the quantity
required of. a p.rty who enters a
quarter section, and a party enter
in;: forty acres shall break and plant,
at the times hereinbefore prescribed,
one quarter of the quantity required
of a party who enters a quarter
section, or a proportionate quantity
for any smaller fractional subdi
vision : Provided, however. That
no tinal certificate shall be given or
patent issued for tho land so entered
until the expiration of eight years
from the date of such entry ;ajid,
if at the expiration of such time, or
at any time within live years there
: f-.er, the person making such en
try, or if he or she be 'dead, his or
inr heirs or legal representatives
shall pro e, by two credible wit
. , that lie or she, ur they have
j.;a:ied, and, fu. not le.sthan eight
years, have cultivated and protected
.- a ': tiuantitv an-.l character of tim-
der the provisions of this act shall
in any event become liable to the
satisfaction of any debt or debts con
tracted prior to the issuing of cer
tificate therefor.
Sec. 6. That the Commissioner
of the General Land Office is hereby
required to prepare and issue such
rules and regulations, consistent
with this act. as shall be necessary
ana proper to carry its provisions
Into effect: and that the registers
and tho receivers of the several land
offices shall each be entitled to re
ceive two dol'ars at the time of
entry, and tho same sum when the
claim is finally established and the
hnal certificate issued.
Sec. 7. That the fifth section of
the act entitled "An act in addition
to an act to punish crimes against
the United States, and for other
purposes," approved March third.
eighteen hundred and fifty seven,
shall extend to all oaths, affirma
tions, and affidavits required or au
thorized by this act.
Sec. 8. That parties who have
already made entries under the act
approved March third, eighteen
hundred and seventy-three, of which
this is amendatory, shall be per
mitted to complete the same upon
full compliance with the provisions
of this act.
Approved, March 13, 1874.
CONVENTION
UETWEEN
THE UNITED STATES OF AMER
ICA AND THE HE PUB- '
LIC OE SALVADOR.
rave and stamp and swear they
will stand by the principles of the
" Democratic party, " who could
not find one of those principles if
he were furnished with a search
warrant. .Wefye, all seen it before, and
U.S. GRANT.
By the President :
J. C. Bancroft Davis,
Acting Secretary of State,
WEEKLY ERA.
THURSDAY, APRIL 23. 1874.
The Republican party . .was tho
first party In the-eta to to ' allow- s
homestead exempt from-cxecution
for debt. ' ' '
way " Solomons n are ' made 6Fa
least It's the way they are elected.
temporary on the back " ana shouC
hurrah! This is exactly : tho posi
tion we have occupied when the Era
was slravinff off on 'its - wide blat-
form of "liberality," If we intend
to maintain a party organization, we
must sustain its friends, and when
in the power of .the party, : elevate
them to such positions as thev merit
PUU UOfc pUSil lUeUJ IU glVf 4!MCi I 2 i;l
room w repruuaieu imocrara. wnn j r: .
axo rcSidy to sell out? soul na boxfTt ,
The Republican party was the
first party in the State to give the
people of North Carolina the op
portunity to elect all. their officers
Half Fare. The different rail
roads pass representatives to' the pretend
meeting of the Grand Lodge of I.
O. O. F., to be held at Greensboro,
both ways for one fare.
to get , an - office. If .the Era had
been tvith us all the time ; in con
demning eucn outrages upon de
cency, and justice as the 'elevation
of a certain class of Democrats who
to be itepubircans, we
The Republican party is entitled
to the honor of prohibiting the sale
or giving away of spirituous liquors
on election day in this State.
wo ma be in a much better condition
as a party than we now are.
The Era has no question of pre
cedence to discuss with its brother
Republicans. The party As a unit
on the question of giving Republi
can patronage to Republican workers.
Where's the million and a half of
dollars the United States govern
ment sent to this State in 1836 and
which formed our old common
school fund ? It went to help Jeff
Davis destroy the Union, but no
Democrat complains that that large
sum was lost to the school fund.
When a man is elevated to a
government position by a political
party, he receives in trust all the
Extending the period for exchanging patronage of the office for the use
of his party friends, and he who
gives places of profit to political op
ponents betrays his trust and de-
serves the censure oi tnose wno
elected him.
the Ratifications of the Treaty of
December (, 1870.
Concluded May 12, 1873.
Ratification advised by Senate
March 2, 1874.
Ratified by President March 10,
1S74.
Ratified by President of Salvador
October 28, 1873.
Ratifications exchanged at Wash
ington March 11, 1874.
Proclaimed March 13, 1874.
Bissett's
residence, on
Second and
A "Warniiier,
The following extract from the
Chicago Tribune, one of the leading
independentjonrnals of the country,
speaks for a large class in' the coun
try:
Very likely the results of the elec
tions in Connecticut and New
Hampshire will inspire the De
mocracy with the idea that they
can carry the country with their
old organization. This will be a
mistake. The, Republican party
has grown so rotten that the people
for the moment turn to anything
else as an escape from it. But such
a feeling is not to be relied on in a
Presidential campaign.
The Wilmington Star, one of the
Democratic organs for the Cape Fear
section, copies the above and com-
ments as follows : , ;'-
i i
Sts., caught fire.yesterday l
!. r a- aforesaid,
. atent for
u eh
ion of
they shall receive
quarter section or
or forty
By the President of the
Un ited States of A mer ica :
A PROCLAMATION.
Whereas a convention .bTHin
the United Statesof AT1
lVrpubllo of VacfolV..
ting for an extension of the pen
for exchanging the ratification of
the general treaty of amity, com
merce, and consular privleges be
tween the two countries, signed on
the JIth day of December, 1870, was
concluded and signed by their re
spective Plenipotentiaries at San
Salvador, on the twelfth day of
May last, the original of which con
vention, being in the English and
Spanish languages, is word for word
as follows:
Tho United States of America
and'the Republic of Salvador, de
siring to extend the time fixed for
the exchange of ' the ratifications
of the treaty between the United
States and that Republic of amity,
commerce, and consular privileges,
signed at Sau Salvador on the sixth
day of December, A. D. 1870, have
resolved to conclude a convention
for that purpose, and have invested
with full powers, the President of
the United States, Thomas Biddle,
Minister Resident of the United
States to Salvador, the President
of the Republic of Salvador, Senor
Doctor Don Dano " Gonzalez, the
Minister of the Interior and Pub
lie instruction, who, after recipro
cal communication of their said
full powers, found in good and due
form, have agreed upon the follow
ing articles, to wit:
Article I,
The time fixed for the exchange
of the ratifications of the aforesaid
treaty bet wee i the United States
Mr. J.
Hanover,
Third
a . 1! 3
!?ftn tions Democracy has. won some vic-
- tones instates which suffered these
The Era is glad to learn that Mr. triumphs to be - overclouded at the
Bissett's residence was "extinguish- very next presidential election.
ed" without damage,
ious to know what became
but is anx-
of tho
i : : i subdivision ot eight n
j.i.iotii wsuwH uitj--, 3 aillityt commerce, and consular
,. ; m provided. Atm! in cne it privileges, tigned at San Salvador
leath of a person who has com- on tlw day of December, A.D.
I With the provisions ot this act thoninil i-i.'ht. hiinrlr.wl nn,1
Woods, of Chapel Hill, U. S. Spe
cial Commissioner, will be iu Ra
leigh on the 1st day of May for the
purpose of taking depositions of
persons having claims against the
government for property destroyed
by the Federal army during the
war.
The more sensible course would
be to avoid in future the ignei ifatui
that have proven so fatal in the
past. . , . . . ;v l i
. Poor oldDemocracy, it is. mighty
hard !br ybu to ukr yew
without being called a
tern in Latin by one of your follow
ers.
The Treasurer of Iowa has
proven a defaulter, and as heisaRe
publican he will probably be sent
to the Penitentiary. If he were a
" Social Equality." 1
As we are to have a canvass and
election in North Carolina this year
for various State and- county offi
cers, Republicans may reasonably
expect that terrible Democratic " so
cial equality" bear to be turned loose
again. Democratic and Conserva
tive orators will lash themselves
Thinfc abquTltJ
It is important to the citizens of
' : . i . .. . nr i 1,
evexy,couniy mai irs omcera snail
pe good and true men and that we
shall not in Oar zeal for good J udges,
Congressmen, &c.t forget that our
home affairs be looked after. We
shall have to elect county officers
this summer, who for two and four
years! will exercise over us duties
1 L 9 il
ana powers, wmcn, ii iney are per
formed by ignorant or corrupt men,
will greatly damage our prosperity
as a county. Every one knows the
1 - AL!. A.I XI
importance oi tins suitrtwuon: wieu
are we thinking about it ? How are
we goinsr to proceed in the matter of
i iTt d. i : ,1 i. .1 1
oriugujgout our cuuuiua.ies unu wno
these Icarididates are to be. We
think i that the candidates should be
nominated 1 by a fair and regular
convention of the people, either by
delegates from the different town
ships in the county, or by a mass
meeting: of the whole county. If
we could have our choice we would
say a mass meeting like we have
seen in days past, when the old
flag was brought out, and we would
sing, 44 Rally round the flag, boys."
In those ; days each vied with the
other ; in .selecting as they thought
the best men for each place, why,
because it was the tenets of our
faith, i Could we get upsuch a meet
ing again ? are wo not now as then
interested in the welfare of the
county ? are we sleeping on our oars,
satisfied that there are no breakers
ahead ? Many of us, no doubt, are
doing so. Let us wake up! We
need good and true men ; we need
men who can help us, provided we
get into trouble : we may expect no
quarters from those who have caused
many of us to leave our homes on
account of our principles, if they
should, get into power ; but, says
one,; I will not vote for one of those
men who caused that trouble, and
that the opposite party will not dare
to put such an one on the track for
any county omce. , uertaimy not ;
they, will bring forward men wno
VerhWs did noteaxitisv'sbu
navewotf romci!J.w yrsusnj
for these men ? Howtney ccurcealed
them, denied the existence of the
organization. How they were ready
to go to court for them as bail, or as
witnesses to prove their good char
acter, &c., &c. Can we forget these
things? We forgive them, but will
we put them in positions to cut oiir
throats ? Then think, work; let us
have good men of our party put out
for every othce. men who wTill do
their duty and men that we can all
work for. We can only succeed by
doing right: then let each township
go to work, hold your meeting and
North) Carolina A Prediction.
The tide is turning. Before an
other year a much larger stream of
immigration will pour into North
Carolina. Our reasons for making
these predictions are these :
1st. The climate is superior to
that of any other State; mild win
ters1 and long cool summers. Out
every day in the year. Catt e and
sheep can be carried through the
entire year with little feed.
2d. Productions: the soil produces
to perfection every grain, grass,
fruit and vegetable peculiar to the
Northwestern States : in addition,
nearly all the valuable crops of the
semi tropics succeed well, with
almost; absolute freedom from
drought 'or ' failure because of the
great number of wateis courses in
the- State precipitating .moisture
during! the hot season.
3d. The lands are the lowest' in
the Union at this time. Western
Attacked by Vampires.
What an awful item this is for
tho worshippers of mere Nature. It
is meant to excite the self-protective
industry of Man 4,He who looks
upward" to the destruction of tho
horrible creatures ? or to incite him
o the disgust of mere materialism, .
he thtmrCTtlexfommon pprig?
i I
in Surinam, he woke about four "
o'clock one morning, and was con-
8iderably alarmed by finding him .
self weltering in congealed blood, r .
and was unable to account for this,
as he Xelt no pain ' whatever. This
niystery," says he, 44 was that I had
been bitten by a vampire, or spec
tre of Guana, which is, also-called .
the flying dog- of New Spain This
is no other than a. bat of monstrous;
size, ipatucKs me oiood xrom men
and cattle when they are fast asleep,
even, sometimes, till they die; and
as the. manner In which they pro-.
SWkArl k 4 .... 1 ... I - I -T Tit
lands, Surrounded by thesameap- dor to
pliances of civilization, are.selling Kowihk' ?J instmtt 'tnffffifl-- - -for
three times as much per aero as !0tt?LzZlF ' ,
- I CM-flA L1UIL LI II. V 1 infill 1 111 HI IJ I'K IV I II
a sound slumber, they generally " "
alight near-the feet, where, while 4
the creature continues fanning with ' "
his enormous wings, which keeps , ,
one cool, he bites a" piece out of tho
great jtoe, so very small indeed that i
the head of a pin could ecarceJy. . bo
be placed to his profit, as his stock thrown t.hiJ oriflA i,Anffn,,
S iULf1 such the blood until he is obliged to
to carry them throusrh the winter, f ,i;c. tt i i. FL i
ailU . I iLnn 4.(M.. I. - i j;
4. Until recently the outside world D"lt'""t:
nnh?h h wasfade knowatopass from time to eter-
blood! Hows spontaneously. , Hav
ing applied tobacco .ashea, as the
best remedy, and, washtd the 'goro
from i myself and 1mm, mock, I ob
served several heaps of; congealed
blood'all around, tho place where, I
had lain, upon the groanxL on ex
amining which the, surgeou judged
the same aualitv of land here. A
farmer! there can only work out
doors about two hundred days in
the year, and one hundred of this
is devoted to making food for his.
stock to eat while thev are idle in
the stable. Here a farmer can do
out door- labor three hundred and
1
less indifference about these
ters is past. Active steps are beine
taken to let the industrious and in
telligent class in the North and in
Europe who desire to emigrate
know all about the facilities and
advantages spread forth in this
country by a beneficent Providence
or any and an wno come and prop
erly utilize them. North Carolin
ian. , ; -
that I had lost about four
of blood."
How Alexander H. Stephens
' . Started in Life.
When Stephens was a boy. two
sisters,E old maids, attracted by his
brightness, adopted, educated, and
destined him for the church. Buta
een ounces
Pleuro-Piicumoiiila.
John Crane. New Jersey, said
Democrat, and lived in Virginia, he
might be sent to a lunatic asylum. I int0 lury over tneawiui consequen- decide wnetner we snail nave a mass
That's the way they keep their, ces which will follow the success of
party respectable, but if they keep the Kepuoiican party, anu win again
the thing up it's going to be mighty charge that party with being In fa
expensive building asylums. vor of 44 negro social equality."
IN ow every Dooy kuo ws wiat inert?
is no such thing in the world as so
cial equality. Tjiere is no political
party in this or any other country
meeting to nominate, or whether wTe
shall have a convention of two, five
or ten delegates from each township.
Think about it. Star and Record.
Boss Tweed complains heavi
ly of the great difference between
Republican justice and Democratic
iustice. He stole his millions for
Organize.
The time has about arrived
when the Republican party should
begin to organize for the coming
campaign. Tne movement should
let the Republicans put him in the
New York Penitentiary, while Jo.
Mayo, the Democratic Treasurer of
Virginia, took only three or four
thousand for himself and was sent
to a lunatic asylum.
. I - I "
:ne penoo oi turee years, ins
hi its or legal representatives shall
h:.ve the option to comply with the
provisions of this iwt, and receive,
at the expiration of eight years, a
pa"--nt f.r one hundred and M.xty
;;-.-re-. r revive without delay a
I it; :it tor forty acres, relinquishing
.i.i v i.iim to the remainder.
i:r. That if at any time after
; he ilM.i: t f aid atlidavit, and prior
! ti e K-ii:n-r of tl.i patent for said
' i :. v'.aitnant shall abandon
de a!.i. r i ; -. i 1 to do the breaking
: i:d piaiitin itiuiivd by this act,
r any p:.it ih -leof, oV .-hail fail to
-.i;i:vaie. prottet, aial keep in go.d
. ni.tlaion stic! tiinf-er, then, and in
that event, siirh land shall be sub
ject to entry under the homestead
laws, ur by ou:e other person un
der the provisions of this act: Pro-
vided. That the party making claim
to said huuh either as a homestead
settler or tinder this act, shall give,
at the time of tiling his application,
.such notice to the original claimant
is shall be prescribed by the rules
established by the Commissioner of
the General lind Office, and the
rights of the parties shall be deter
mined as in other contested cases.
Sec. 1. That each and every person
who, under the provisions of the
act untitled 44 An act to secure home
steads to actual sealers on the pub
lic domain," approved May twen
tieth, eighteen hundred and sixty
two, or any amendment thereto,
having a homestead on said public
domain, who, at any time after the
end of tho third year of his or her
residence thereon shall, in addition
to the settlement and improve
ments now required by law, have
seventy, (1S70,) is hereby extended
toa period not exceeding twelve (112)
months from the date of this con
vention, or sooner if possible.
Akticlk II.
The present convention to receive
the ratification of the President of
the United States, by and with the
advice and consent "of the Senate
thereof, and by the President of
the Republic of Salvador, with the
approval of the Congress of the
same, and the ratifications to be
exchanged within convenient time
to facilitate the aforesaid extension.
In witness whereof the respect
ive plenipotentiaries have signed
the present convention in dupli
cate, and have thereunto nffixpfl
their seals.
Done at San Salvador the 12th
day of May, A. 1). one thousand
eight hundred and EOventy-three,
and of the Independence of tho
United States the ninety-seventh.
THOS. BIDDLE. seal.1
D. GONZALEZ. seal.
And whereas the said convention
has been duly ratified on both parts,
and the respective ratifications
were exchanged in this city on tho
eleventh instant :
Now, therefore, be it known that
I, Ulysses S. Gkaxt, President of
the United States of America, have
caused the said convention to be
made public, to the end that the
same, and every clause and article
thereof, may be observed and ful
filled with good faith by the United
States and the citizens thereof.
In witness whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and caused tho
the Democratic party and his party law to require Mr. A to visit and
remain on intimate irienuiy re
lations with Mr. B, even if A and
B Vere near neighbors and the best
of friends. Men who appeal to the
prejudice of race by prating about
14 negro .social equality" seem to
forget that this is a free country,
and that every man is left entirely
and that no law co'uIdk be'4passed
which could possibly force persons
to visit, or associate in any way
with those who were not entirely
agreeable to such persons.
silly enough to attempt to make a j begin in townships which should
assemble and prepare for the Coun
ty Conventions. There ought not
to-be a township in the State which
3VC-reprQdutfP!Qthe utr:
should be unprepared two weeks
hence. The Executive Committees
of the counties -should see to it that
there is a: delegation from each
county for the various conventions
which will in a short while assemble.
The opposition is already mov-
JOruiOU Otur tut tu ucie ucaiiiig uuuu
the subject of nominating capable
men for county offices. We would
remind Republicans, that the po
sition of County Commissioner is
one of great importance. See to it
that the nominees for your county
legislative body possess firmness,
honesty, a knowledge of finances,
and that they place the public good
above individual interest.
Masonic C e l e n r a ti ox. Th e
masonic fraternity are making ar
rangements to celebrate in an ap
propriate manner in this city, tho
approaching 2-lth day of June, St.
John's day. It is expected that
Ex-Governor Vance will deliver
his lecture, entitled 44 The Scattered
Nation, " and that the proceeds
arising from the sale of tickets
will be appropriated to the Oxford
Orphan Asylum. A grand dinner
will also be given on the occasion.
Our Confederate soldiers had not
even had time to cut the brass but
tons off their uniforms at the close
of the war before certain North
Carolinians rushed on to Washing
ton City to claim the lands appro
priated by the United States gov
ernment during the tear for the es
tablishment of an Agricultural Col
lege in this State. The land scrip
was obtained, and the land was sold.
What became of the money ? Have
we any Agricultural College in the
Stato?
eieTbTius'njbr
in the American Farmers' Club,
that this disease is and lias been
prevailing to an alarming. extent
fe w months of theological training throughout the State, bringing dis-
convinced the young student that aster and failure to butchers and
the profession had no attraction for dairymen particularly. The Leg-' ,
him, and he announced to his bene- islature should take the matter in :
factors his intention of exchanging hand. A compensation (law should
the pulpit for the bar. Shortly af- be paased. The fkimers do not
ter he was admitted to his new pro- want to be paid for stok that die,
. faaatm-j . q laii'am'f ortea miTnliTi'nra hnf fin r?fir an anhmnridMnn ''. s
the estate of the younger sister, the which will enable them to .kill the .
other having in the meanwhile died, cattle which have taken the con ta
He afcked'her to let him manage gion, iand so prevent jits further
the c4se.jfQrher, btvavfcTOtof spreading. He suggested a com
his i nexnerience' X. JTcr mlttce whose business" "It" should be
for some Older lawSiasrone to value and slaughter JXhe' Stock'
wrote to her whom' she approved, when first afl&cted. .This,. witb an: a
and having asked the advice of her appropriation relieving the , farmer , .
friends she confided the matter to of one-half his loss, would soon end
him. The contest was warm, the terrible trouble. A member
vexatious and long; but she came thought, if theJoss of cjattle came
out so triumphantly of what had from an epidemic, the farmers' de-.
been regarded as a hopeless snarl, sire for assistance a reasonable one,
tnat sue douuied ner counsel's mod- ueiieveu careiess ieeumg siock
est
fee. The intercourse between had often much to do with produc-
the two had been by letter exclu- mg sickness. Brewers' grains, for
sively, she living in the country, he instance, contain a poison from tho
in a distant city, so that the trick beer which is exceedingly injurious,
which you have already guessed aQd which renders it unfit for food.
Stephens had played on her was, Another member not only agreed
t
under the circumstances, auite with the above, but
creditable. Out of his fee he reoaid grain, given in large
what she had spent on his educa- productive of anything rather than
tion, and his success in so delicate a good flesh and milk ; a very little
niece of business was a fine bej?inn- rye with plenty of good straw, be
j m , HM 11 A 1
mgiorayoung lawyer. savannah "'s tne proper ioou in
Advertiser.
tion.
bought all
(quantities,
bis estima-
Home and Mother. A wan
derer far away in foreign lands will
often think of the home of his
childhood, and in the stillness of
the night, as he dreams of home,
there will fall unconsciously from
his lips the sweetest and dearest
word in the English language, the
word-44 Mother ;" and when coupled
with 44 Home" there is nothing so
tender and divine, which makes itl
almost inexpressible. What other
name than Mother, can bring to
weary hearts or hearts bowed
down, a balm so sacred, so like di-
A
An Owl Flying Away with
Steel Trap and Chain.
James Warner has bken doing a
considerable amount of trapping
for the last few months. While
settinghlstrappingsome'timeagohe
concluded he would baitffor a largo
bird which he bellevel had been
fHf.forhisiurpose. Inseveral-l-vineaO earthly frWotU-tliera
bothering his chicken
accordingly did so, and
ing after, on visiting
found one of them
other morning Mrs.
lives ten miles away
Warner's, hearing a
roost. He
the morn
his traps,
gone. Tho
Rogers, who
from M r.
disturbance
islfoueifcit 4uwier.
f. 1111 ILI li-'l .
trict conventions have been held j smile; is always welcome, and to
soine, mat memory can recau is
What We'll Hear.
In the campaign about to open
we may expect to hear all about
the State debt. Men ' who have
shown themselves incapable of run
ning a two-horse farm profitably
will tell the people exactly how
the State debt was incurred and
exactly how it can be paid. Men
who can't tell in three guesses how
many counties there are in the
State will tell how much ignorance
has been shown by our law-ma
kers in the past.
Men will denounce members of
the Republican party as ''Radi
cals," who can't tell what the term
signifies if they were on oath.
Men will dwell patneticaijyon
the purchase of 44 cork-screws " and
44 ostrich feathers " by State officers
without ever knowing or telling
how much the Legislative Depart
ment of the State government costs
during the past year.
Men will promise to favor a re
duction of taxes, who won't be able
and delegates appointed. They
have set an example in this respect
which it behooves us to soeedilv
IOIIOW.
In those counties which are hope
lessly democratic there should be
a consultation in our party, wrhich
will look to the bringing out of our
entire effective strength, and to
taking advantage of any dissensions
among our opponents. Because in
those very counties there has here
tofore been a deficit in our real
strength, and care should be taken
that those votes which may be lost
in the county should count in the
elections which we have a reason
able hope to carry. IVil. Post.
Sexator Sumner's Axcestry.
The Society of the Cincinnati of
tne Commonwealth of Massachu
setts, of which Charles Sumner was
a member, furnishes the following
information relative to his ances
try : Charles Sumner was the eldest
son of Charles Pinckney Sumner,
and was born in Boston on January
6, 1811. His father, Charles P.
Sumner, was born in Milton, Mass.,
January 20, 1776, graduated at
Harvard in 1796, was high sheriff of
Suffolk county from 1825 to 1839,
and died at Boston April 21, 1839.
The grandfather of the late Senator
was Job Sumner, who was born in
Milton, Mass., April 23, 1754, and
graduated at Harvard in 1778. In
1775 he joined the army, and was a
lieutenant in Bond's regiment at
to tell how much tax is now levied the siege of Boston, tie was com
on the hundred dollars valuation of missioned captain in Greaton's3d
land, and who are as ignorant of Fmnt January 1, 1777, and ma
, "1U - & jorinl783. After the close of the
the revenue law as they are of the Jwar hewag appointed commissioner
Hebrew language. to settle accounts of the United
Men .will froth and foam, and States with Georgia.
her gentle loving smile. How lone
ly and how sad is the life of a young
child who is left motherless. A
child will go to her in perfect con
fidence and faith, and who is there
that can guide and direct in the
right paths, better than a mother ?
How often we hear one say, 44 oh !
if I only had a mother and a home ;
or if I could call her back again
I'd love her better than before."
How little we appreciate a mother's
real worth, and we do not miss her
gentle voice and good counsel until
it is too late.
ens,- arose. quickly, ana. taking ,a .,
light went to see. what was the"
matter. She succeeded In catching
the object, and to her
prise found it was a huge owl.
great
sur-
Atr
Mr. War-
Visit from the State Auditor.
The many Iriends of Maj. John
Reilly, State Auditor, have been fa
vored with his presence in layette
ville for the past few days. Maj.
Reilly enjoys the reputation not
only of being one of the cleverest of
gentlemen, but ot tilling every po
sition of trust to which he has been
called by the people in an eminently
satisfactory manner. His enemies
have 44 investigated " him and
44 sifted" him, and have been com
pelled to withdraw every whisper of
reproach that has vainly endeavored
to spot him. Quiet and reserved, he
. 1 A" 1 1 A 1 .
has never passeu ior nis real worm,
but his friends, who are not confined
to hisi own political party, who do
know! him, regard Maj. Reilly as an
honest, upright and faithful public
servant, against whom the shafts of
slander and malice will ever avail
nothing. The Republican party in
this section are proud of their rep
resentative at the Capital of the
State,; and his political enemies here
regard him with the highest degree
of respect and confidence. Fayette
ville Statesman
tacneu to tne owl was
ner's trap and about tein inches of
chain. Two teeth were broken out
of the steel trap, and just where the
teeth were" broken out, the jaws
of the trap had firmly held the leg
of the bird, cutting all ajround quite
to the bone, but withoutjinjuring it.
The leg, however, was by this timo
recovered and well, the wound
having ample time to heal during
the two months that had passed
since the owl had first flown away
with the trap. Bath County Kg.)
Neics. i
Schuyler Colfax appears in
an Indiana paper in a letter declin
ing the nomination for Congress
tendered to him in his district. He
says that the truest happiness in
life is in being out of office and
master of one's own.) timo and
movements, and that no possible
inducements that he can imagine
could tempt him to desire a return
to Congressional life, with what are
so well known to bo 44 its cares and
toils, its injustice and falsifications.
its envyings and all uncharitable
ness." "
The first national reunion of An-
dersonvillo prisoners took place In
Worcester, Mass., on Thursday last.
Thirty-one surviving prisoners were
present, representing nine utatea
and eighteen regiments! An organ
ization was effected under the namo
of the "National Union of Ander-
sonville Survivors," with articles
of compact and agreement, and of
ficers chosen to servo for ono year,
    

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