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THE POLITICAL IIOKIZo.N.
There are sora elofds flitting oeroes the
political borlson, but what they ludicate we
oeunut Irlt. Whether they are of the fW
d hoe that Indicate immediate fair weather,
or whether they are f that description that
admonish ui f the sudden storm that will
speedily pass away and leave the atmosphere
more pure aud traqnil than before, or whetb
r they are of that kind that presages the
more terrible and long) continued commotion
that will eventually overthrow and destroy
exiting institutions the sequel will prove.
That the HVpublieat party baa censed to
be a unit in sentiment! and purp is now
sufficiently manifest. The reeeut manly and
Independent speeches j of Senator 8prague
and Judge D.tvis, of the Home, on the Ten
ure of Office Hill, have created a sensation'
aud have set the people; to thinking. When
the great lights of the Republican party ar
raign the leaders and politicians of that part y
at the bar of public opinion and proclaim that
the present course of things, if persisted In
will produce revolution, it is a circumstance
pregnant with the deepest meaning. The d
elaration of Senator Sprague that "those who
"'tew.,., less to do with the management of
government affairs than any ether, paofii
has startlen the country, ana has M ev, n
radicals to express the belief, after i u vesica
tion nnd reflection, '-that the elective fran
chise is regarded- a a -mere toy. Staunch
Republican journals have been led to say that
"men should pause and seriously ponder, af
ter reading Senator Sprague's declaration,
whether or not representative government is
Nor is the Civil Teaure bill the only one
upon whieh the Republican party has divi
ded. Gen Butler, who apires to the leader
ship of the Radical wing, and who managed
to have himself appointed chairman of the
committee on Reconstruction , reported a bill a
few days since for another the reconstruction
of the State of Georgia. His bill met with a
determined opposition from mi mbers of his
pwn party which speedily defeated it. Mes
srs. Uinghain, Schenek and Farnsworthi
heretofore regarded as radical enough for all
purposes, particularly distinguished them
selves in opposition to this bill, and were, as
a consequence, openly taunted on the floor of
the House, with having turned Conservatives.
All of these things have a deep significance,
but precisely what they portend is not yet
made clearly manifest. Much depends upon
the turn to be given to them by the course
which the President may take, lie has, as
yet, done nothing to indicate with certainty
the course which he intends to pursue. 80 me
of his acts, as, for instance, the removal of
Gen. Stoneman in Virginia and the restora
tion of Gov. Well, would seem to indicate
his sympathy with the Radicals. But it is
q :it- probable that, seeing the fatal error
committed by Andrew Johnson in breaking
suddenly with the Republican party, his
acts thus far are but a part of a deep laid
scheme of policy, or state craft, a scheme
not indeed: consistent with the highest prin
eiples of morality, but which the degeneracy
of the rimes will tolerate the object of
whieh will become sufficiently apparent here
after. At all events we intend to give him a
fair t rial before we proceed to denounce his
FAYETTE VILLE AND WEST
A meeting of the Stockholders of this com
pany was beld in rayetteville on the 1st
last. Hon.Thos'C Fuller presided, and
Messrs. D. J Underwood and J. W. Hop
kins were elected Directors on the part of the
Stockholders. The Directors on the part of
the State are A. J. Jones, of Columbus, W.
B. Richardson, of Moore, J. H. Davis, of
Montgomery, T. A. Byrnes, of Cumberland,
Jos. S. Harrington, of Harnett, and John A.
McDonald, of Chatham.
The State's Prosy was beld by George A.
Graham, of Montgomery.
At a meeting of the Directors, subsequent
ly held, the following officers of the company
Were elected; A. J. Jones, of Columnar,
President ; A. J. Thornton, of Cumberland,
Secretary; J. II. Davis, of Montgomery,
The. old officers were requested to continue
in the discharge of their duties until the next
meeting of the Directors, to be (held on the
9th of May. A surrey was ordered from the
present terminus of the road to Salisbury,
and that a report of the same he made to the
next meeting of the Stockholders, to be held
en thi 5th of May, at which time the route
will probably be located.
The information which we possess on this
point leads us to believe that it will be a very
e isy matter for the eitixens of Salisbury, and
t'i iWniJit ..uut;-.-. to secure the road
by anything like a Ilberul subscription to the
rapitat stuck ofj the Company. Hie people
of Fayetteville are, we learn, almost unani
mously ia favor of this route, as are a major
ity of the Directors. That our eop1e will
do their duty in the matter wo hare 110 doubt.
Consequently we regard it as all but a fixed
fact that the road will take' Salisbury in its
route up the valley of the Yadkin. . ,
fa have, ourself. before iuthuated a decire
for the building of the road from this place to
Cheraw, to eonneet with the road connecting
the latter place with Charleston. This latter
route seemed to us to be the natural high
way for our trade, and seems so still. v There
are surely fewer natural obstructions to over
come on this route than on the route to Fay
etteville, and we hope still to sec it built at
some future time. We are one of those who
live in anticipation of a prosperous, and not
distant, future for the country when both
roads will not be adequate to its wants
when both will be indispensable.
England expended CJ, 221,600 more
than kcr income last year. The Abysin
isn war has cost her nearly ten million
THE TENURE OF OFFICE Bills.
In the matter of the Tenure-of Office
Hill the President has triumphed ever the
e,.nte. That body did, indeed, straggle
bard to retain its power, but it was
compelled to yield to the Inflexible deter
mination of Oon. Grant to snake no ap
pointments while the law remained as it
wss, and to the irresistible current of pub
lie opinion, And, at Last, tke Senate
made an effort to cover Its retreat and ear
itself from the humiliation of SB uncondi
tional surrender. Hut the conns) which
it 'oak seems to us to have hem much
more humiliating than a frank and honest
surrender would have been. While the
bill Anally passed professes only to he a
modification of the law it gives the Presi
dent, in fact, all the power that a repeal of
the law would hare given him. Oea.
Grant is so far satisfied with it that he has
signed the bill, though apprehensions
were felt by some that he would veto it.
The truth seems to be that while Grant is
not In full sympathy with the Radical
wing of the Republican party he is yet
wisely determined not to precipitate a
needless conflict with Congress.
Since writing the above we see that
the law is construed differently by differ
ent ionsnals. Our own opinion of it re
mains unchanged, but below we gfvs'tbo
law itself, as it now stands upon the
statute book, and leave our readers to
eot'tree it for themselves r
-Be it enicted &c, That the 'first and
second sections of an an act entitled 'An
act regulating tenure, of certain civil of
fices, passed March 2, 18G7, Le, and the
same are hereby repealed, an 1 in lien of
said repealed scctious the following are
hereby euacted :
"That every person holding any civil
office to which he has been, or hereafter
may be appointed by and with the advice
add consent of the .Senate, and who shall
have become duly qualified to act therein,
shall be entitled to hold such office dur
ing the term for which be shall have been
appointed, unless sooner removed, by and
with the advice and consent of the Sen
ate, or by the appointment, with the like
advice and consent, of a accessor in his
place, except as herein otherwise provided.
"See. a. And be it further enacted,
That during any recess of the Senate the
President is hereby empowered, in his dis
cretion, to suspend any civil officer ap
pointed by aud with the advice and eon
sent of the Senate, except JuUg-s of the
United 8 tales courts, until the end of the
next session of the Senate, and to desig
nate some suitable person, subject to be
removed, in bis discretion, by the desig
nation of another, to perform the duties
of such susnended officers in the a
time; and such person so designated shall
take the oaths and give the bonds requir
ed by law to be taken and given by the
suspended officer, aud shall during the
time he performs his duties be entitled to
the salarv and emoluments ol sncti omeer
suspended ; and It shall be tke duty of
the President, within thirty days after the
commencement of every session of the
Senate (except for any office which, in his
opinion, ought not to be filled), to nomi
nate persons to fiill all vacancies in offices
which existed at the meeting of the Sen
ate, whether trmporui il v filled or not ;
and also in the place of all officers sus
pended, and if the Senate during such
session shall refuse to advise and consent
to an appointment in the place of any sus
pended officer, then, ana not otherwise,
the President shall nominate another per
son as soon as practicable to said session
of the Senate for said office."
The Judiciary Committee of the Senate
have reported a bill, with a recommenda
tion that it do pass, which is of groat im
portance to the people of the Southern
States. . It is a bill to prescribe an oath
of office to such persons as shall bo elected
or appointed to any office of honor or
trust under the Government of the United
States, and who shall be unable to take
what is familiarly known as tho "Iron
Clad" oath. The toll wing is the text of
the bill :
"That when any person not render
ed ineligible to office by tho provisions of
the Mill amendment to the Constitution,
.... - , A
shall be elected or appointed to any omce
of honor or trust tinder the government of
the United States shall not be able on
account of his participation in the late re
bellion to take the oath prescribed in
the act of Congress approved July 2,
1862, said person shall in lieu ol the oath,
"Before entering upon the duties of said of
fice, take and subscribe to the oat li pre
scribed in the act of Congress entitled "an
act prescribing an oath of office to be ta
ken by persons from whom legal disabili
ties shall have fwoo ruumvi-u" p proved
July llih, 1863."
Should this bill pas?, as we sincerely
hope it will, it will enable our Represen
tative elect, Mr. Shobcr, to take his seat
at once, for Mr. Shobcr is not excluded,
as some seem to suppose, because his right
to the seat is being contested by Mr. Hoy
den, but of his inability to take the present
test oath. It will also open the way by
which we can have the. mail routes and
post offices of the South re-opened at once.
And if, in connection with it, Congress
should pass a general bill removing the
disabilities imposed by the 14th amend
meut the Southern people would be once
more in a condition to exercise the pre
rogatives of self-governing communities.
There was quite a large immigration
( meeting at Goldsboro on Friday last.
Dr. S. S. Satchwell presided and deliver
ed on interesting address on the occasion.
Messrs. Engelhard and Mann, of the Wil
asington Journal and Poet, acted as Sec
retaries. The arrival of about fifty Swiss
added much to tho iotereot of
A' committee, consisting of Messrs.
IVter . Mines, W. O. Moirlsey and J.
0. Mann, was appointed to lake Into con
siders ion the propriety of establishing an
organ in the interests of emigration.
Letters, spproving of the objects of tht
meeting, were read from Ht. Iter. Bishop
Gibbons, Hon. Plato Durham, Rt. Bar.
Bishop Atkinson, Hon. John Pool, and
w GOOD NEWS.
We are frequently asked by our sub
scribers why wn do not send them some
"pood news." Our ana wot has always
been that we bad no "good news' to send.
Now, however, for Once, wo have a plane
of "irood news" to communicate to onr
as ( n
readers, and wa shall not keep ihem in
smsoenao hut inform them at once. The
Legislature of North Carolina baa agreed
to Aitfocns on nsit Monday. We wish
we were able to assure them that it would
never meet again, but we are not it will
meet again next Fall.
THE REVENUE LAW
The Reveune Law cans to
late for our last week's isaaj. It will be
found on our first pare this week, and
will bo read with interest, if not with do
light, by all. We Jo' not feel sailed upon
to ntaki; any rcnra&supon it h is, doubt
less, the best that the present legislature
was able to do. After a gestation of sev
eral months it has presented to tho people
of the State the best offspring it was ca
pablo of begetting. That it was unable
10 do any better ia rather its misfortune
than its fault. It baa done the best
could do angels could have doue
more. .. ,
During the canvass on the now Co
tntion, in April 1868, many Conservative
speakers declared that it obliterated all
distinction between the races, and tbot if
Its provisions were carried out mixed
schools must be established and colored
stuJents admitted to the University. This
wss vehemently denied by tho Radicals
at the lime, but now, that the time forae
tion nts couic. some of tliem are Degiu-
aing to admit that the Conservative eon
struction was the true one. On this sub
ject we copy the following debate fro
the Standard, which to k place in the
House of Representatives on the school
bill a few days ago, from which it will be
seen that what wo have said above is true
Mr. French being a full grown Repub
lican leader :
Mr. French arose to a question of priv
ilege and said Mr. Bowman was reported
iu the Standard as having on yesterday
said that "be could tell the gentleman
from. New Hanover, (Mr French) and
those few Republicans who voted with
him for mixed schools, and a law to force
mixed schools, that they had departed
from the Republican party, and not he
(Mr. Bowman.'') Mr. French did not
hear any auch remark from tho gentleman
from Mitchell, and hoped it was an
error in the published report. He was
not in favor of mixed schools, but simply
favored the proposition that the people of
the townships should have the right to
settle the question involved for them
selves. To this extent, and no further,
was he liable to the charge made. Ho
contended that the Constitution gave no
ao right to make any distinction, in the
schools, for tho two races, but he was wil
ling to allow the people to have separate
schools in their townships if they desired.
In reference to compelling attendance of
children upon the schools, bo had favored
that proposition merely to prevent the va
grancy that did and would exist If no
snch provision were to be incorporated in
the school bill : and farther, for the rea
son that he desired that every child should
have the benefits to be obtained from the
common school system of the State. j
Mr. How man emu that he had been oaf
rally reported!;! sHe could not but con
strue the action of the gentleman from
New Hanover, (Mr. French) in moving to
Ifftta AMI t ho wnnl I'lMaMt uflmrtli." 1 1
tbe OOtn section ot We school Dill, as a
strike for miked schools, tin contended
that if tbe amendment referred to had
been adopted, mixed schools would have
been the result. He knew that tho gen
tleman had voted against his own amend
ment; but he did so because of a prefer
erence for the amendment offered by the
gentleman from t'umberland (Mr. Leaxy)
to insert "may establish" for "shall es
tablish" separate schools, See. Tbo gen
tleman had voted for the saotionto compel
parents to send tl o r children to school,
which implied a principle that was obnox
. a . - 1 . SB . a a a snn
ious to a tree 1 people, for the reasons
stated he had uttered the remarks report
ed in the Standard. , -
Mr. French further explained that his
object was to refer the question of separ
ate schools to the townships, in some of
which there would be a few colored chil
dren. To establish separate schools for
those children would subject tbe town
ships to heavy expense ; but if in that
cose they desired to have separate schools,
he was willing very cheerfully to concede
to themselves that right,thoy taxing them
selves to pay the additional expense there
Mr. How in in moved the previous ques
tion on the bill and amendments, which
Mr. Moore was sllowed one minute to
give his objections to the bill, but even
then was more particularly confined to his
amendments. lie should vote against
the bill unless sections 33 and 62 were re
stored. He desired that there should be
uniformity in text, books as prescribed in
section 3. .
Section 33 provides tha. the residents
and tax payers of a township maw have a
free school for more than floor months in
a ma, 1 i ilmn atiAAaA avsl msaan aapilltnsn- ffA
en j J ni II liter vuwsn nun ass u " ""urj
be taxed far that purpose. That section J
had boon stricken oat Ho believed the
dental of that right was anti-republican
aud oppressive. But tho Mouse had gone
further ; it had stricken oat section 63,
which provided that no township should
draw any portion of the school fund un-
i- . 1 .1 1 - - j 1. j
less it nsatatamro a tree see 001 ror sm bwi
four tnonths.Wi'ho Constitution provided
that tho school shall be kept open for at
least four months. Striking out that sec
tion permitted a violation of tho Constitu
tion, a squandering of the school fund and
a fraud upon the children of the State.
As sank as be desired free schools, and
as mnob as his constituents needed them,
he never could vote for the bill.
Hr. Haves said that when a great man
died, tho flags were put at half mast, and
bells were tolled iu respect to departed
greatness. jasTlho bill was the death of
all weak-kneed Republicans, ho hoped
that tho flag on the capitol would be put
at half nasi, and that the bell would be
tolled to let the people know that those
Republicans were in a dying condition,
and would in a political sense be placed
where they would cease from troubling
and where their weary souls would bo at
rest. I Uughlcr. )
Mr- French mid that as the Republi
cans were ahsotit, and the bill failed to
provide for the proper educational wauls
of (he people, kv hoped that its passage
would be paj d wn as a Democratic tri
The discovery In North Carolina of the
pigment now known as the Harriett Lead
line has begun to attract attention on the,
other side ot the "Atlantic as well as in
this country. Tho claims made for the
pigment are so extraordinary that the
London Misillg Journal, with the usual
decisi vp una) ot the British mind in dealing
with novel pro positions, and particularly
with novel propositions from America, de
clares tho "process to be used and tho re
sulting product to be alike improbable if
not imposajble.'' The Journal even thinks
the removal of a mine from New Jersey
to North Carolina a "much more simple
achievemeit than the production! of the
pigment stated by the process aWeribed,''
for it inferi the "transmutation of metals"
to be "an accomplished fact in this pro
cess," and seel. ires that, if the process
really is gsne through wilb and the result
reached, "ill existing chemical knowledge
is absolute y worthless." This is neither
a very exaft nor a very scientific way of
putting Uiligs, Jt -reminds one ot the
temper in v bicb, at a certain meeting of
scientific nten at Cincinnati several yean
ago, one ol the most distinguished of li v
ioa naturalists undertook to put down any
inferences Irom an extraordinary geologi
cal specimen found iu the Ohio .Valley by
reading a ispor "on the irregular and ille-
actor of certain American tor
tber hand, Mr. Muspratt, of
tol College or Chemistry, a
well-known English chemist,
d this "impossible" result to
a series of experiments, and declares it to
be "a sine sxide paint, with aa admixture
of lead coin pounds, which contains no
constitutional water, and iu this respect
differs in a marked degree from tho ordi
nary white lead of the Dutch process."
Us hud lie awawirmi power to he to mat
of the best white lead as 10 to 16, its aa
pacitr to be as 10 to IT, aud its power of
resisting sulphurous vapors to lie much
irrester than that of white lead. There
would really seem to be no doubt that in
the BarthHt mine pigment a new and im
portant addition has boon made to tbe
available resources of this country.
New York World, March 2ith.
Wo have selected the above from one
of onr exchanges knowing that everything
relating to our minora! resources can but
be interesting to the people ot tbe state.
Tho locality from which this new pig
ment the Bartlett Lead line is obtain
ed, is tho old "King Mine," formerly
known as "Washington Mine," "Silver
Hill." in Davidson county, and it is be
lieved that the supply is inexhansribje.
At present the Company are working the
refuse of the Mine, tho accumulation of
thirty years, aud it is said are shipping
three thousand dollars worth ot it per day
to their works in Brooklyn, N. Y.
Indeed, tbe amount of material for
"Bartlett Lead zinc" is so great that the
Company owning the Mine have deter
mined to build a R 11lro.nl from it to the
North Carolina Railroad, about twelve
gWdistant, for Us transportation.
We understand this Faint id a favorite
wherever used, on account of its cheap
ness and brant v. Its baso is said to be
Zinc, Load and Silver, happily combined
by nature. They work it as they find it.
Our Mineralogy, like our Botany, is
more prolific than that of any of our sis
ter States, and all that is required to as
tonish tbe world is the application of
science and capital m its development.
Senator SpreMfue Pounces down
his Colleague' t Paper. '10 the Editor of.
the Journal, Pnidmbe, Jt. J: Sir, I am
in receipt of a slip from your paper of the
25th referring to nie. 1 be most outra
geous insinuation that you set forth will
be answered by me in my place in th
Senate. As you reflect the sentiments
and arc tied in servitude to the overshsd
owing power that attempts to control both
the politics and the public sentiment of
Rhode Island- 1 shall give' to that influ
ence the setting forth it is entitled to.
As I strike directly at the power of which
you are the lick-spittle, you and those
who control you will find 1 am indeed ter
ribly in earliest. Take, therefore, as yon
now have, the position in public that I
have long known wa your private senti
ment. 1 our present is a tar more honor
able, if honor belongs to your nature,
than your past dastardly and cowardly
one has been. Show ibis to Ives Sc Co.
I am, Arc, W. SMULGinC
The Journal ia Senator Anthony's pa-P'-j
Earthquake. California was visited by
another earthquake on the 1st inst. It is
said to have been the severest since Octo
ber. So far as ascertained there was no
Sugar planting has been successful in
Louisiana this season, and the crop is es
timated at from $260,000 to 300,000 bogs-
For tho Old North Mate
Mr. Editor : I have boon on the wing
quite industriously since my late commu
nication to your entertaining columns
Raleigh has Improved very materially,
tbo signs of which improvement are most
apparent to those whoso visitations are
"few and far between," etc. About as
much has boon said about the legislative
body now assembled here as can well bo
spoken or written.
On Sunday there was quite a large
turn-out of fine looking and wall dressed
people at the several churches. Raleigh
can boast some able preachers and they
seem to realise the importance of teaching
the Christian doctrines to all classes of
people. The Young Men's Christian As
sociallon is dolus: a rood word and hi of
itself a most laudable enterprise tor the
saving ol souls. Whilst all thia It ac
complishing great good here, I grieve to
record that crime seems i icreasing fright
fully throughout the country.. We hear
daily of outrages being committed on pea
ceable, and in some instances helpless and
innocent persons. I do not attribute this
to the influence of any political party, as
many seem inclined to do, bnt to the ever
attendant de mora I nation of civil war, or
war of nay kind.
Eager eyes arc fixed upon President
Grant for a suppression aud extirpation
of all warlike mid aggressive organisa
tions in the land; failing thiol have not
A doubt bwt the popple themselves will
form defensive and rctnliati vn bands to
force justice end protection for the unof
fending and assailed, whether the assaults
be of untoward act, or moral aggressions
ami injuries. Thi nk ing men begin to re
gard these repeated outrages committed
by disgaisi d and anonymous murderers at
an informal inauguration of civil and sec
tional war. Oh I that blessed peace, that
silver-winged dove of heaven, would once
more fold her white pinions and make her
abode with and among ns.
Goldsboro' and Wilmington arc so well
known to the public that comment upon
them might seem superfluous. The latter
place is busy and bustling, and more city
like than it was several years since.
There is quite a respectable display of
shipping at her wharves. Not being a
married man, and having an eye for, as
well as a love for, the beautiful, (especial
ly when it comes in the form of sweet wo
man.) I was charmed with the handsome
and stylish ladies that grace the streets,
churches and halls of W., whilst all are
charming, some are notable for rare at
tainments nnd excellencies. Wise ,
who is intellectual and handsome. Miss
, who is beautiful, amiable and pi
qnante. Mrs. , whose musical per
formances avow genius aud Mia. ,
whose divine singing would ran Orpheus
himself wild with delight ; then there is
calm, placid and dignified Mrs. , who
is "oh, so aood," and kind and benevo
lent. And Wilmington also boasts of
many courteous, refined, and talented gen
tleman of whom any city might well be
Beings bird of passage, partaking some
what of tbe nature of a carrier-dove, I shall
soon wing my flight to distant and newer
scenes ; perchance o'er mountains ragged
cliffs to seam, or lightly tread through
flowery woods, or cleave the ancient air
with vigorous Wing : (i. e.) rush along on
a traiu behind an engine's puffing smoke
Should these unworthy etchings be
kindly received you may hoar from me
Wilmington, N. 0.
The Pith avenue, New York, regnla
tion marriage fee is said to be 825.
A lady in New Hampshire, weighing
400 pounds, has just morried a man of
The spring stylo of bonnets is describ
cd ss "reduced in sise and increased in
A monument, in memory , of Dean
Richmond, to cost $28,000, is to be erect
ed in New York."
A contemporary save "tbe measles arc
about concluding a very successful en
gagement In New Orleans."
Seventy-two cotton and woolen mills
are being erected in Georgia.
ni 1 , rraa . . r. 1 ,
The Poles threaten to give op smoking
rather than use Uussian tobacco.
One Vienna music dealer has a stock
of old Cremona violins worth over $100,-
Queen Victoria has spent nearly $2,
000.000 in commemorating the the Price
A large number of dry goods and oth
er clerks are eat of employment in New
Cincinnati is to be presented by one of
her citizens with a beautiful fountain, cost
A negro woman forty-two years of age,
I Sort ii w Qovanfoon tnilom fws m A m sm
a 'a,pt ' Linv. 11 1 1 1 1 v o s visa Atuviio omaanwo I 1
gave birth to twins on tbe If th instant J
one white infant, and tho other as black
as the ace of spades.
"Goodness ae I" cried a nice old lady
the other day, "if the world does come
to an end next year, wheat shall I do-for
for snuff ?"
Agricultural. The poorest farmer in
tne land, if nuable to feed his calves, can
always grace his shins.
Babies are like wheat t thev thev are
cradh , I aud thrashed, and finally become
the flower of tbe family. ,
A domestic having been sent to pur
chase a bottle of capers, forgot her errand
and asked for a bottle of frolics.
Tbe daughter of Mate. Jenny Lind
Goldschmidt, a girl of twelve years,
is said to possess much of the great talent
of her mother, and to have aa excellent
A Kansas paper states that a woman
ant that way (Mr. Bnffum) ia so strongly
in favor of her rights that she closes nor
prayer. "A women," and not Amen.
Seventy Tennesse negroes arc trying to
make the courts give them 130,000, which
was left these by the will of their former
owners iu case they want to Liberia.
Since tbe invasion of the Papal States
the Catholic churches in Paria have given
100,000,000 franco to the Pope.
An English girl has $it damages from
a sweetheart, who, while courting, her
squceaed her hand so hard as to break a
A laboring man in Washington, Mo.,
the other day, found an old shoe ia the
road containing 8800 in gold.
Over $600,000 have been subscribed to
manufacturing stock in Columbus, Geor
gia, within the past few weeks, ail from
It is said that notwithstanding all that
is done to prevent it, the rush of applica
tions for office at Washington, continues
to be unprecedented.
Tbo Desert News tells of a snow plow
on the Central Pacific railroad propelled
by eight locomotives.
The Montgomery Advertiser thinks
there will be a good peach crop in Ala
bama, notwithstanding the frost.
John G. Saxe says that "Laws, liku
sausages, cease to inspire respect in pro
portion as we know bow they are made."
The late James Guthrie, of Kentucky,
left an estate of 81,000,800.
Ten years ago the annual ex pons of
San Francisco amounted to $4,180,611;
last year they reeehedd 122,943,349 ex
clusively o( treasure.
It is proposed in Philadelphia to bring
tbe remains of William Penn from Eng
land to Pennsylvania, and to erect a
splendid monument ever tbem. They
were buried iu a leaden coffiin and their
transportation to America will not be
. There is no "conceded national air of
our co nit i v . " Probably Hail Columbia"
ia the one most generally adopted as a na
tional air, but it must share the honor
with "The Star Spangled Banner," aud
Two thousand citizens of Indianapolis
signed the pledge at the beginning of tbe
year, and eleven of them are believed to
have kept it thus far.
A cargo of wheat from California,
which recently arrived at Boston and
was sold, returns a net loss to the parties
interested of over $20,000.
The remnant of the Maine colony at
Jaffa have -begun to intermarry with the
Levantine, p pulaii n, and willl soon
disappear as a distinct people.
A boy in Brentwood, England, re
cently snapped a pistol at the head of a
woman. It was not loaded, but the woman
fell dead kitted by imagination.
Miss Mary Grant, of Richmond, was
married in that city on Thursday last to
a Mr. Ford, of Goochland county, Va.
It will be remembered they were the sub
jects of the article in the Southern Opin
io, which resulted in the killing of its
editor, II Bives Pollard.
If you love others they will love you.
If you speak kindly to them they will
speak kindly to you. lve is repaid
with love, and haired with hatred. Would
you hi ar a sweet and pleasant echo,
speak sweetly and pleasautly yourself.
Mrs John Jacob Astor celebrated the
coming of ago of her son yesterday by
furnishing Mr. Brace, of the Children's
Aid Society, with tho amount required to
, 1 1 1 1 " . ...
provide one hundred orphan boys 1
homes at tho Went New York Sun,
The New York State Prison lost, last
year, 530,000 more than their earning.
One thousand eight hundred and seven
ty-four buildings were erected iu New
York during 1868. :
In one window of Tiinitv Church.
New-Haven, there arc 1 0,000 pieces of
stained glass, prepared and cut separately.
Tbe Military committee of the House,
as now constituted, is believed to be in
favor of a yet more sweeping reduction of
There are signs, says the Pittsburg
mspaicn. 01 great emigration Southward
Wf: . ST " - e" . e A -"
in the early spring. oVohv fwniliet are
preparing to leave 4'ittsburg, for Virginia,
nventucay auu vreorgia.
The school bilL passed bv the Lonisi-I
ana Legislature, which provides for mix
ed schools, has become a law, and the
Oovernor has appointed two negroes on
the commission to carry it into effect.
Oregon begs two hundred and fifty
servant girls to come and do its home
work ; wages 825 in gold per month, and
irom four to. ten cuiter.
"Missouri is being rapidly settled, 350,000
having been added to its population since
"Xarge aaateo ot industrious immi
grants are taking the land iu the Western
California's population is onlv inn
fourth female. In Nevada there are eiht
men to one woman, and in Colorado the
proportion is twenty to one.
. k nsTaV "
It woo recentlv stated in f, wo, rnnpl
that Commodore Vanderbilt once made
ion millions of dollars by one day's op
erationsthe largest sum ever realised iu
the same time by a single individual.
A professional nurse in France has been
convicted of drowning eight babies
milted to her charge.
NEW AD VERTJSEMkNTS.
( Rooms joif tas Old Aorta Stoh, fvrmerl
sssanaai ty afr. avewe.)
Mrs. RAIBx & HAKRIIOIf
would reKiMx ifully inform the citiseus of Sal
isbury and riolnity, that tby are now prcusasao
at the above named place, to execute with neat
ness and despatch, all kinds of Urses-uiaking in
the most faahiouabls styles.
Oentlemen's Olo thing mads to order at
short notice. Repairing of all kinds promptly
doue. April 1 4: 1 in
FOR THE LADIES.
1U.BS. CORREI.L kas Jan) received sot Spriag
sad KunsMr Stock of
HATS, BONNETS, R'.BBON8, HOOP
SKIRTS, COESETS, DBE8S
saf every tiling, else aaaally fcriid fa a
LADY'S FURNISHING STORE.
Tata stock will be teplealebed weakly daring the
sseaoa ; aay article not ea band will be scoWeS
promptly. Call and examiae ker stack, as she gaai
aalees sat Mac tie a.
she wakes her gratelul aekaowleCfsawaM aw too
patronage so kindly extended to her la Ike past, aaC
reapectlullr telle Me a c tlaaaace of Ike earn.
1 rvse-Making done at tke at artist notice, ia tke
best style, and on the nioet reasonable terse.
Wore la Tkeaaas R. Rrewa's keHssag, eseestts
Or. Hall's Gothic edtftee ea Mala Da set. .. c
Asril Hth. tea. H et
vv K will salt at O.untr fine. Dark County JB
on PrMay, the 30th day of Aprfl, k. DL, 1Mb, 1
the notes and aououOU belonging, to the estate
the notes aod eouoonts belonging
of J. W. Gray. Baa kr apt. Also, CMC Cray's
interest in the claims due the firm ol Cooper
ti Gray, and Cooper, Gray eTt Co, 8aW from
day to day until all are sold.
1. IfeGUIRC U-ia-
a ANDERSON, ( Amatm
County Line, N. C, April 6th, '60. 14 St
TONIC AND ALTERANT,
For Indigestion Liver Complaint Tor
pid Bowels, Nervous Debility,
and tiroken vown ncam,
from whatever can.
THIS elegant sud truly valuable Medicine,
has Irom time to time, been in extensive use,
for the last twenty -five years. It has been
sold, and is w -II known in many of tbo South
ern cities and towns, vis; Charleston, Savan
na!.. Angusta, Atlanta, Charloite, Columbia,
Ac. and is highly valued, by the multitudes of
people who have used it Many in this "town
and surrounding country, have enjoyed its
benefits, and wiH no doubt, wed rcme.nbevtt
A great number of tbe strongest, and most un
qualified certificates of its value, have boon
voluntarily tendered 1 he proprietor, many of
them from persons of highest respectability and
iqti (licence. -,i)tSUeSX -m. .
The Medicine is pleasant to take, and per
fectly tree Irom tho possibility of harm, uoder .
any circumstances or conditions of health, in
deed it is perfectly safe, even fur an infant, ft
is e-oeeully adapted to '.he present season.
when tbe approaching warm weather occasion
such s degree of lassitude, and debility, partic
ularly in weakly and prostrated systems, at)
often to become almost insupportable.
Price $1.00 per bottle. Prepared and sold,
At A. ttll.l.rv I'rug more,
april fr-MsT Rallabory. N. C,
In lints' Building, opposite the
I Market House,
.8 prepared to do evert tbing la bis line at abort
notice and on tbe mft reasonable ojrSBS. all kinds,
of furniture renovated and repaired and made to
look aa well as new. Special attention given to the
tnsking aad repairing of
SOFAS, SETTEES, LOUNGES,
CHAINS, ke., ace.
Oire Mm a call, examine bis work, aad yos will
go away pleases.
Salisbury, April 9th. 1W. 14:3ro
0. 3nl. Keo.,
Assessor's Office, 6th I)it V. C.
Salisbury, April 7, i860.
NOTICE n hereby given in accordance wilb
the provisions cf Sec. 19th of Act of one 3D,
18G4, as amended by subsequent Acts relative
to Internal Revenue, that I, H. H. Helper, As
sessor of the 6th District of North Carolina,
will sit at my offlre. on the corner of Church
& Iuniss streets in the city of Salisbury on the
lliih, and at the Court House in Moeksville,
Davie County, on the 20 h instant, between too
hours of 9 A. M ., and 4 P. M , to hear and de
termine any apiieais relative to aay erroneous
or excessive viluations, assessments or enumer
aiior.s by the Assessor e. Assistant AasMsors,
returned in the anuuallisL Notice is further
given that no appeal will be allowed to any
party after he shall have been duly assessed
and the annual list containing the assessment
has beep transmitted to the - Collector of the
District. . - .
All appealr to said Assessor, as aforesaid,
must be made in writing and-specify the par
ticular cause, matter or thing, respecting which
a decision is requested, and most state the
ground or principle of error complained of.
H H HELPER,
Assessor, 6th Dwt. N. a
April 9 li:2t
ASSIbMiK S SALE
Be a 1 E,s t a t o .
i OTICE is berebv given that I will sell oa tbe 1st
dayof May, A. D., 1869, at 11 o'clock, a. m.. at
the residence of John (. Benson, Bankrupt, eichty
niae aeiee of land, lying on both aides ot tbe Wif
kesboro' Kuad. about! 1 2 ni lea froai Me habere, ad-
joiniog the lands of M. L. Holmes, Jesse Taenia
son aod others. Teruia Cash.
JOHN 8. HENDERSON,
April 9, 1869. -14 3t Assignee.
WED from the eubxTiberon tbe 9d inst .. two
Jtorfaa, one a sorrel mat with nark of a saddje
sail: and collar gall on tbe near aide, while aroend 1
the eyes and behind. TbeMber is a dark beyhooje
with black mane aad tail, branded li. R on earn
shoulder, tbe above reward will be paid to any doe
giving the informatioB that will lead to their :ecov
cry. Address, . L J,JkJy -
Wll H . OBCHsl
April 9, IsSO-ICtt , CBcoc4.K