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Sec. Should the payee or holder of that such abuudonrucntSM nririeet is I ty. and haviair no usual or lust olace of :
yHiUBi cases as ts
HBa shall bo a
Bo fact of
isband for his
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hundred dollars, nor more than two thous
and dollars, and take the oath of office as
now prescribe bj law.
See. 11. The Hoard of Trustees shall
have power to purchase and to hold for
the use of the Township, such real re
lates as they may deem necessary, not
to exceed one acre, and to cen t thereon a
Township house, which shall be as hear
central in location as may be; and for the
purpose of buy in(( such property and
erecting such building, lliey are author
ized, it they deem it expedient, to lay
and collect a tak upou all the property in
the Township, with the approval of a
majority of nfc nnalificd voters of the
XH i Township, to be given at an election to
AN A CI tU entitled "Ah Act con-
tirv i fj lnu nsiui s.
Seitiofl 1. General Assembly of North
aroliun do enact, That the Districts re
irted bv the Commissioners of the foN
owing Ceuntii-J of the Stale to the pres-
n t session of the General A'emhfv, are
ehy approved, and said Ihstrici. in
berlience to Aiticle seven, sections three
nd four of the ( onstitution, to w it :
'raven, Granville, Halifax, New Han
ver, Chatham, Cumberland, Davidson,
luplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Guilford,
edell, Johnston, Mecklenburg?, liowan.
-Varren, Wayne, Alamance, Alexander,
Mleghany, Auon, Ashe, Beaufort, Ber-
ie, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe,
nke, Cabarrus, Cahiwi II. Camden, Car-
eret, Catawba, Clay, Cleaveland, Colum
ns, Currituck. lavie, horsvih, Gaston,
ireene, Harnett, Henderson, Haywood,
lerlford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Lincoln
I aeon, Mabison, Martin, McDowell,
fontgomery, Mitchell, Moore, Nasd, Ons
if, l'asnuoiank, l'n iiirm in--, B-ison,
itichinond, Rutherford, Sanijison, Stanly,
tokes, Surry. Transylvania, Tyrrell,
uion. Watauga. Wilkes , Want, Val-
u, Vancv and Casncll, shall hall have
up irate powers and shall be known as
nwnships by the boundaries and by the
irae teapectivey des;gnated in'said re-
rts; but tli e said disliic's may tie ai
red or divided, or new Townships may
e elected by the County Commissionrrs
i tlie manner specified in sub-division
ftern, seciion eight of an act of (he
ibneral Assembly, entitled "An Act
nee -ii in;? the government of Counties,"
d r.it fi. d the fourteenth day of Augnst.
nuo Domini, eighteen hundred and
Sec. 2. All act or. proceed.inra by or
gainst a Township, in its corporate ca-
acilv, si, all tie in the nan e of the Jiourd
f Trustees of the Towmliip.
Siec."3. The Board of Trateea of
'ch Township shall coiuist of aCleik
id two Justices of the Peace, except as
iherwise provided in this act in respect
Justices of tlte I eace in those 1 own-
hips in which Citiia and Towna arc sit-
Sec. 4 In every Township iu which
ny Citf OT Town is situated; or whiih
lay coiutist of a City or Town, the nuin-
ser of Justices of the Peace to be elected
hall be two moie than lilts number of
arils in tuch City or Town, or in case
uch City or Town is not divided into
Yards, th one additKinul Justice for
ncli live hundred inhajfit i ts, or if there
te it-sin than nve hutrtm'ii luUabitauts,
ne additional Justice; 'Wt the purpose
i obtaining that" mm W inbabitauta in
nv snrh t.it v or t owfL the corporate
in; hoi it ies shall hayfc' lo wet .. to lake a
Sec. H. The first election foa Town-
Bfhips Boards of 'J'rvstees shall be held on
be Inst iuursday in August, eighteen
i.ial 1 1 il and sixty-nine.
Sec. 6. Such election shall be held in
all H-specti, under the rules and regulations
n .w prescribed by law, at such place in
each Township as ihe county Comm'rs
sinners may designate, and return' thereof
hall be made to the Board of I 'omission
is of each county, whe shall declare the
fsiiit of said election, and witliiti five
days thereof shall no I y the perwirtare-
iviticjs the mnioriiy of votes m each
fl "w n.'bin of their election.
Sec. 7. The persona who are
hcted at such election shall ap-
e.tr. wil bin five rim's after servire of
iotice, before county Commissioners and
u.itifv by taking and subscribing the
atli of office, which oath shall be filed
m :b ihe Cit-ik ol -tke Boaid ot Coutlois
I'Jhl i s.
Sec. 8. The Board of Commissioners
aiiibnrited to decide in all cases pf roo
sted election, subject to appeal to the
"perior Court of the eoonty.
ec 9. The neraona chosen at the first
" t, under tbis act. continue in their
hce till tint li.4t 'I I, or. Jaw in Anvnat
;hteeu hundred and seventy-one, and.
mil theii successors shall have aualfnd.
hen th regular election for aaid officer
all be held every two yeare thereafter.
Sec. 10. At the time and in the m n
W authorized by tha act for the ch c-
"h 01 I i u i, .l,in ltnarrla nl T, iit!n
1 rf shall be hold and election for one
nUbh in each Township, who ahall
e b ud and aMWritv m narU imjuii-
he held for that purpote, under the dtrec
tronis nf such Trastei s.
Sec 12. The Board shall have power
to appoint ies own meeting , mid to ad
jou'lu from time to time.
.wec. 13. A majority of tha Traetece
shall conlitnto a quorum.
Sec. 14. The Board of Trustees shall
have authority, within their respective
Townships, to lay out, alter, repair, or
discontinue highways ; to establish and
settle terries; to build and keep up bridges,
subject to sub-division eleven, lection
eight, of the before recited acts concern
ing the government of counties ; to lay
off or discontinue cartways; to appoint
over-seera of highway ; to allow and
nuy such note, bond, bill, or other Written
obligation, refuse or fail, within thirty
days from the servico of said notice, to
b'ing suit in the appropriate Court in an
effort to save harmleaa ruch such security
Or endorser, auch failure to sue or negli
gence shall operate nu a diaclutrgo of such
security or endorser fr.im all liability
whatever on anv such no'e, bond, bill, or
other written obligation ; Provided, That r
this notice shall not have the effect to
discharge friiui liability any co-security
who does not ioiu in such notice, or who
has not given a separate notice as requir
ed by this act ; Provided furtlier, That
this act shall uot apply to holders of
contract for the building of toll budges,
md to license the erection of gates acrota
liirhwavs. I his authority shall
ciser under the rules, regniauens, resinc
tions and pentis, in all respects, pre-
li died and imposed in chapter one hun
dred ui.d one of the Kevised Code, Upon
the Justices of tho late county Courts.
The Clerk of the Board shall perform the
duties therein enjoined upon the Cle.k ot
tlte iMe county t'oart; and the Township
Constable shall perform the duties im
posed ifl said chapter on the She-iff.
Sep. 15. In all eases of the exercise ff
anthor'ty under the preceding section,
M ere may be an appeal If either party
from the decision of the Township Board
of Trustees to the Board of Commission
er of the count', whose decision iu tin
ease shall be final ; and on i very appeal,
tie Clerk of the Hoard of '1 rnstces .hall
transmit to the CommissionCia all the pa
per! in the case, and the part es shall be
allowed to be heard h fore the Commie
sio.iers de novo.
8 c. 10. The Towi sVip Board o(
Trustees shall assess the taxable property
of their Townships, aud make return to
the comity Coujinistiuers for revision, us
may be prescribed by law.
Sec. 17. Tin Hoard of commissioners
of each Township shall make out a writ
ten report of tin; condition of the roads
bridges in their respective Townships, to
the County Commissioners, at least ten
days hefi re regular tciuis of the Superior
Courts of the Connty.
!"ec. 18. The Boa id of Trustees shall
audit all suits against the Townships, as
directed iu section ten of the act concern
ing the government of counties; and
shall causae semi-annuitl publications of all
accounts, so audited, to he. Doe ted at the
Township house, or other place of meet
in?, if theie be ni Township house, and
three other public places in the Town
ships. Sec. 19 I he Board of Trustees shall
have power to lav and collect all taxes
which may be required to defray the ne- j
cesaary expenses of the Township Con- I
stable shall collect all taxes so laid aud j
Sec. 20. The Clerk of ihe Board of
Trustees shall record all thci proceedings
of the Board in a book to bo provided fur
that, purpose, and keep all its papers and'
hold then open to 1 lie exumitiatmii ot all
persons, except rti
i eive two dollars per diem, for each day's
ntteiidance upon tie meetings ! the
Board; and the Clerk shall receive ihe
e mie ptr diem, w iih such ttduiiioual com
pensations for h s duties as C lerk us the
Board may allov. '
Sec. 22. 'The Commi.-s ioners of any
onuiity uot ii. eluded in this act, shall
have power to 'designate their present
elect o.i precincts, as Townships, for
school and assistant purposes, until a
proper survey is 'made and a report of the
earn:; is made to this body.'
Sec. 23. All laws in conflict with the
pie vision of this act ate repealed, and
'his act shall have force lroiu the day of
Raiified the 12th day of April, A. D.,
such note, bill, bond, or obligation,
hold the soulc aa collatteral stxuritv
e l or
where the said personal (Slate or some i
part of the Mme is situate, or in case of
choses in action where the donee, bar
gainee or mor'garrec resides.
Sec 3. I hat yfiihin thirty days after
the ratification of this act it shall be the
duty il the Secretary of State toa'-'iid
by mail (en printed coppics of the same
thehJliirinuii.ot ttie bounty LouiiniS'
of each county in the State; and
d Chairman shall, within ten days
e receives the sum", cause them to
ted at the Coirt House do r and
her public placts iu his county.
4. This net shall be in lorce from
er its ratification.
tied the 12th day of April, A. D.,
port of himself and (a
sauntering about, en
tain himself by gami
means, or II I
drinking houses, or ia
( ninkard, shall be p
that such abuudoniucn
Sec. 4. That in
provided in this act,
abandonment, or negl
quale support by si
wife, and child or c.h
Katiliod tf 12 df ui
ing him a copy thereof, and of the oath
of A. B. annexed, (or by leaving a copy
thereof, and the oath of A. B , at the usual
place of residence of the defendant, C. D.,
with an adult found there,) or (the said
C D. not being to bo found iu my coun
ty, and haviag no usual or last place of
residence therein,) or (no adult person be
ing to be found at his usual or last place
of residence,) by postlug a copy of the
summons, and of the oath of A- B., an
nexed, on a conspicuous part of the prem
11 1 I till atataB
II I (il I 1 1 1 Hit". 1 1111 II I IlfS "lllliit
1 AX ACT to dd onnihr Strtirm to
Chapter VII, Code of Cieil Procedure.
Section 1. The General Assembly of
.North Carolina do enact, That the fol
lowing section, to be marked section 460a,
hs-vMed to Chapter VII. Title XIX. of
tie ot Civil Procedure, to wit :
, 460a. If any person, entitled to
of administration, fails or refuses
I v for such letters within thirty
fter the death of the intestate, the
I rrotiate, on application ot any
titerested, shall issue a citation to
rson to show cause, within twenty
EM s"rT ice of toe c 'a' o i, why he
not be deemed to have renounced.
thin the time named iu the citation.
lects to answer or to show cause.
II be deemed to have renounced his
to administer, and the Judge of
te must enter an order accordingly,
foeeed to grant letter to some other
. 2. That this act be in force from
Mi eat ion.
ified the 12ih day of April, A. D ,
NDLOBD AND TENANT.
t week we published the important
this subject, with a promise that
u!d publish the forms adopted by
islalure for proceedings iu cases ot
ry ejectment this week, which
ill be found below.
nf Proceed'nit before a Justice of
'eareor the summary ejectment oj
wMt holdinq over.
OAiII OF PLAIXTIIT.
Xorth Carolina, County.
'laiutlff, ) c, ,.
ItiSt ouuiinai pinceeumgs
)efeodant. eJ' cIUPnl-
pUimitf maketh oath that the de
entered into tho possession of a
land in said County, (describe the
s a lessee ot the plaiutitt, or as
f E. ., who, after making of the
s-igned bis estate to the plainlitf;
rwise as in fact may be, that the
the defendant expiied on the
iS6 , lor that his estate
eed by non-payment of rent, or
se, as the fact may be, that the
has deninndi d the possession of
miscs of the defendant, who rtfus-
urrender it, hut holds, over; that
ate (il the j ,i is still substst-
id the plaintiff a.-ka to be pat iu
sion of the premises.
plaintiff claim dollars for
rent of ihe premises from the .... day ol
....... Ib0. ., to the .... day of .,
ISO ; and, also, dollars, for the
occupation of -tho premises since tho ....
day , lSti..,o thud.ite hereof.
A. P., Plaintiff,
sworn to before me,
k., j. r.
N. M., Constable.
No. 6 J
KCOKD TO WTHHtt T jrTICK UN
In caae the defendant fails to appear, or
if the defendant admits the allegations
the plaintiff :
a II '):- :ir
-t. - ai., iiiaiiiiiu. j c ..
C, DTdefeudai.t, ) ,n Ueclmc"1
It appearing that the summons, with
copy of the oath ot the plaintiff, was duly
served on defendant," and, wbcreas th
defendant fails to appear, (or admits the
allegations of the plaintiff,) I adjudge that
the defendant be removed jfiom, and the
plaintiff put iu possession of, the promises
(lescrUi'id in the oath of the plaintiff.
also adjudge that the plaintiff recover of
defendant dollars, for rent, from
the day ot 18 , to tin
. . . . day of 18. . . .. and
dollars for damages for occupation of the
premises from the day of .
18. to this day, and dollar
tor tns costs ; the .... day of .... 18
If tho defendant admits part of the al
legations of plaintiff, but not all. tb
judgment must be varied accordingly ; for
example: follow the foregoing to the
aud then proceed :
damages, and the further sum of
dollars as costs, in said action. Return
this writ, with a statement of yonr pro
ceedings thereon, before me. (State when
and w here according to general hw re
spacting Justices' executions.)
Witness my hand and seal, this
day of ,18.. (Seal )
sna wnereas, Hie detendam appears
md admits the first and second allegatioua
ot the plaintiff, and demee the residue;
and whereas, both parties waived a trial
'y jun', I heard evidence upon tho mat
teis in issue, and find, (here state the find
ing on the matters in issue separately.)
supposing the findings are for the plain
tiff the record would proceed :
I therefore adjudge that the defendant
(ar-a so on from
this .... day of .
FORM CIK SUMMONS TO BE ISSUED BT
A. B, Plaintiff, 1 g
'. D., Defendant. )
We sum as the Board of Trustees may
kim juflVent, to be not lea than fire
A.V ACT for the Benefit of Seeurites
Section 1. The General Assembly of
North Carolina da enact, That iu all
cases where auv security or endorser on
any note, bill, L md, or other written ob
ligation, shall find himself iu danger.of loss
iu consequence of his contingent liability,
either from the insolvency or misc. induct
of the principal in said note, bill, bond,
or other written obligation; or from the
negligence of the payee or holder Of any
nek instrument, it shall be lawful for
such security or endorser at any time af
ter such note, bill, bond, or other written
obligation shall have become due and
payable, to cause written uotiees to be
given the payee or holder of any such
paper or i Obligation, requiring him to
WepubflWi the law jot m it wn certified
and issued by tie1 S-.-reHsrv of .Stale, but
llieie 'ii certainly an omission in the first sec
tion w luiKili leniieis ll.e leading iiunjleiti jioie.
A IV" ACT t pndeet married women
from Hie Wilful abundvitment of tlwir
Sec: ion 1. Tho General Assembly of
North Carolina do enact, That il any
husliand shall wilfully abandon his wile
wil limit providing adequate support for
such wife, and the child or children,
which he has begotten upon her, he shall
be deemed guilty ol a misdemeanor, and,
upon con vie ion, shall be fined not to ex
ceed the sum of "fifty dollars, or imprison
ed not to excei d one month, or both, in
the discretion of the Judge of tho Stipe-
rtflr'Cwrt;. r Jurat ic ut the - PCty-4-4
fore whom the case shall be tried.
Sec. 2. That if any husband living
with his wife shall wilfully neglect to
provide adequate anpporl for such w ife,
and the child or children which he has
begotten upon her, he shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon con
viction, shall be fined not to exceed the
sum of filiy dollar or imprisoned not to
exceed one month, or both, iu the dis
cretion of tlie Judge of the Superior
Court, or Justice of the Peace Lnfme
whom the case shall be tried
Sec. 3. 'That in the case provided for
in sections one and two of this act, if the
fact of abandoumiuit and failure ta njio-
A, B.. having made and subscribed be
fore nit- tin: ealh, a copy of which is an-
me, or fomo other Just ice of the Peace of
said Count, on the .... day of
IbG ., at , ehen aud there io
answer the complaint ; otherwise judg-
ment w jll be given that you be removed
from tho 'possession of the premises.
Witness my baud and .- al this
day of .,1M
J. K., J. P., Seal.J
To C. D., Defendant.
'The Justice attaches the oath of the
Plaintiff to the summons and ueliveis them
and a copy of both of them, to the officer,
and makes . tho following entry on his
docket, or varied according to the lacts.
vide adequate support of wife and child
or children shall be proved, then the fact
that such husband neglects applying bim-
self to some uuncst calling fur the sop-
FOitat Of RWfJaY JMMTOT .TVJTTCT;.
A. B., Plaintiff. Summary proceedings
Against- in ejecttucut for, ;de
C. D., Defendant. ) scribe the premises.
Oath of plaiutiF filed on the . . . day
, 1 v 1
Plaiutiff claims dollars for rent,
from to and ..... 1 dol
lars for occupation from to
amnions issued the .... day of . . . .,
186 , to Constable, (or Sheriff
as ttiu c ue may ne.
The officer serve the summons as re
quired by section twenty-two and returns
it io (he Justice with the oath of the
plaintiff, and with hi return endorsed.
No. 7 J
If cither parly rb ,!!..;. m-md a jury
record will proceed from , as follows
And whereas, ihe plaintiff, ("or defendant
as the case nny be,) demanded' to wit :
(hero give the names of the jurors sum
moned,) from whom the following jury
was duly empanelled, to wit; (hcie state
the names nf the six iurors eunianiielled.'i
who hud (lure state the verdict of itiry
if they find all thejssues for th, ''plaint iff,
ssy so; it any particular issues say so
also, state the sums assessed by them for
rent nnd tor occupation to tho. trial.)
Therefore. I adjudge, Arc, as iu form No.
If cither party appeals the Justice will
enter on his docket as follows, altering
the entry according to the facts.
ucronu whkx ah appeal ts prayed:
From the foregoing judgment the
(plaintiff or defendant if the case may be)
prayed an appeal to the next Superior
Court of law fur said county, which is al
lowed. No. 9.J
FOND TO UK CIVKX Br DEFENDANT TO
We, C. D., K. F. and G. II. are bound
to A. B. in . dollars. Witness our
bands and seals, this. . . .day of ,
18... -W-heroa, -on- tho. day of. .rr:
18. ., before ., Justtice of the Peace,
A. B. recovered a Judgment ugainst C.
D., in a summary proceeding in ejectment,
for. . . .dollars, with interest from the. . . .
day of. .... 17. ., till paid, aud dol
lars costs, and C D. obtained an appeal
to the .Sup. rtor Court of County.
Now, if C. D. shaft prosecute his appeal
wilh effect, or shall perforin tho final
judgment such appeal, the above shail be
Witnessed and approved bv I
i . P.
JUSTIFICATION OF SUKKTIKS.
We, K. F nnd (. H., severally avir
that we are respectively worth half the
penalty of the above Loud, clear of our
deb's and homestead exemptions.
(Signed) K. F.
scribe laud sworn to before me
CPEXSEDAS or IXKCOTTOV.
The State of North Carolina to any
officer having an elocution in favor of Al
1 1 l .i . a
tv, uiainun, ts t , cu i, uUani, m a
summary proceeding in ejectment, signed
by a Justice of the Peace.
Thu defendant having gi vcu .hond.ta
me, as required by law, on hi appeal to
the Superior Court of county,
in the above case, you will stay farther
proceedings, upon said execution and im
mediately return' the samo to me with a
statement of your actio i under it.
Witness mv hand and seal, this
. . .J- P. (Seal)
CKRTIFICATE OP JUSTICE ON FET0KNOF
THE APPKAL TO I It I. SUPEHIOR COUKT.
The annexed are the original oath,
snmmonsjand other paper, and a copy ot
the record of the proceeding in ejectment.
A. B , plaintiff, t C. D., defendant.
COSTS IN THK CAUSE.
(Here state all tha costs, to whom paid
or due, and by whom.)
AH the papers must be attached.
Itatified 101b day of Aril, A. D. 1869.
JO. W. UOLDKN,
Speaker House of Representatives.
TOD B. ALU WELL,
l'resident of the Senate.
THE HEROINE OF LAKE EKIK
BT JOHN O. WKITTIER.
FORM Of JETTJRN OF OEFICER.
On thia day I served the within snm
mous on the defendant, C. D , by deliver
ire me )
. P. I
EXECUTION OX A JUDGEMENT FOR Til
A. B., nliintiff,
C. D. defendant,
The State of North Carolina U any
lawful oflicir of fafd County, greeting:
You are hereby commanded to remove'
C. ,D. from, and put A. U. in the posses
sion of a certain piece of land, (here do-
- r it as in the oath
The dark, stormy close of NovemhVr,
1854, found many vessels on Lake Erie,
but the fortunes of one alone have epeelirf
interest tor us. About that time the schr.
Conductor, owned by John
the Provincial Pailiaiuent, a resident of
Amherstburg, at the mouth of the Detroit
river, entered the lake from that river.
hound for Port Dalhousie, at the mouth of
the Welland Canal. She was heavily
loaded with grain. Her crew consisted of
t I Captain Hackctt a Highlander by birth,
miu a skiiiioi anu rxperiencen navigator
and six sailors. At nightfall, shortly
after leaving the head of ihe lake, one of
those terrific storm with which the late
autumnal navigators of that "Sea of the
Woods" aie all too familiar overtook thetn.
The weather was intensely cold for the
season ; the air was filled with snow and
leet ; the chilled water made ice rapidly,
encumbering the schooner, and loading
down heidecks and rigginr. As the gale
increased, the lops of the waves were
shorn off by the fierce blasts, clouding the
whole atmosphere with frozen spray, o
what tne sailors call "spoon-drift, ren
dering it impossible to see any object a
lew rods distant. Driving helplessly be
fore the wind, yet in the direction of its
piacu ot destination, the schooner sped
through the darkness. At last, near mid
night, running closer than ber crew sup
posed to the Canadian shore, she struck
on the outer bar off Long Point Island :
beat heavily across it, and sunk in th
eper water between it and the inner
bar. The hull was entirely submerged,,!
the waves lolling in heavily, and dashing
over the rigging, to which the crew bo
took themselves. Lashed there, numbed
with cold, drenched by the pifiloss waves,
and scourged 'uy the showers of sleet driv
en before the w ind, ihev waited for morn
ing. 'The slow, dreadful hours wore
away, and at length the dubious aud
douhtfiil gray of a morning of tempest
succeeded to the utter darkues of night.
Abigail Becker chanced at that time to
e in her hut with none but her young
h ild i en Her husband 'was absent on
the Canada shore, and she was left the
ole adult occupant of the island, save hc
light-keeper at thu other end, some fifteen
miles off. Looking out at daylight on the
beaeh in front of her door, she saw tin-
shattered hoat ot tho L'onductor, cast up
by the waves. Her experience Of storm
and disaster on that dangerou coast need
ed nothing nYoie to convince her that
somewhere .in her neighborhood human
life had been, or still was, in peril. She
followed the south westei ly trend of the
island lor a little distance, atd, peering
through the gloom of the stormy morning,
discerned the spars of the sunken schooner
with w hat seemed to be hum in forms
clinging to the rigging Tlieheart of the
strong woman sunk within her as she
gazed upon thoschelpless fcllow-cioaturcs,
so near, yet so- unappr-mcbabie
had no boat and none could have lived on
tb it wild water. After a moment's re
flection, she went back to her dwelling,
put the smaller children in chaige of lh
eldest, tiMik with, her an iren kettle, tin
tc-pnt, and matches, and returned to the
beach, at the nearest point to the vessel;
and, gathering up the logs and driftwood,
always abundant on the -coast, kindled a
great lire, and constantly walking back
and forth between it and the water, strove
to intimate to the sufferers that they were
at least not beyond human sympathy. Aa
the wrecked sailors looked shoreward, and
the seething water, that opened and closed
about thetn like the jaws of death. But
the day wore on, bringing no abatement
of the storm that tore through the frail
spars, and clutched at and tossed tin in a
it passed, and drenched them with ice-cold
spray a pitiless, unrelenting horror of
sight, sonud and tooeb I At last the deep
ening glonm told them that night was ap
proaching, aud night under such circum
stance was death.
All day long Abigail Becker had fed
her fire, and sought to induce tbo sailors
by signals .for aven her strong voice
w"u " 'hem to throw tVetn-
selves int the surf, and truat to i rovi-
dence and her for succor. In anticipation
af this, she- hud her kettle boiling over rflO
drift-wood, and her tea ready made for re
storing warmth aud life to the half-frozen
suryivors. But cither they did not un
derstand her, or the chance of rescue
seemed too small to induce them to aban
don the temporary safety of the wreck.
They clung to it with the desperate in
stinct of life biought face to fac with
death. Just at nig lit la II there waa a
slight break in -the west ; a red light glar
ed across the thick air, as if for one ins
stant the eye of the storm looked out upon
'.he ruin it bad wrought, andclosed again
under lids of cloud. Taking advantage
of this, tha solitaiy watcher ashore made
one more effort. She w aded oat into tho
water, every drop of which, as it struck
the beach, became a par ticle of ice, and
stretching out and drawing in her arm,
invited, by her gestures, tho sailors to
throw themselves into the waves, and
strive to reach her. Captain Uackett un
derstood her. He called to his mate iu
the rigging of the other mast : 'It is our
last chance. I will try 1 If I live, fol
low me ; if I drown, stay where you are !"
With a great effort he got off his stiffly
frozen overcoat, paused for oiioroonent in
silent commendation of his soul to God,
and, throwing himself into the 'waves,
struck out for the shore. Abigail Bocker
breast-deep in the surf, awaited him. He
was almost wi'hin her reach when the
hwndcrtitw swept him back. By a mighty
exertion she caught-hold of huu, bom
him iu her strong arms out of the water,
Mel. nd of i "" UT,nK "m down oy uer nre, warm-
a I.. . l . . i , i li : . i. : .
eu ins vuiueu niooii wiiu copious urauguis
of hot tea. The mate, who bad watched
ihe rescue, now followed, and the captain,
now partially restored, insisted upon aid
ing htm. As tho former neared the
shore the recoiling water baffled him. Cap
tain Hacked caught hold of him, bat the
undertow-swept ilsesa bath away locked
in each other's arms. The brave woman
plunged after them, and, with .he strength
ot a giantess, bora them, clinging to eac
other, to the shore and up to her fire.
The five sailors followed in succession.
aud were all rescued in the same way.
A few days after, Captain Uackett and
his crew were taken off Long Point by a
passing vessel, and Abigail Becker resum
ed her t-iraple daily duties without dream
ing that she bad done ay thing extraordi
nary enough to win fur her the world's
notice. In her struggle every day for
food and warmth tor her children, she had
no leisure for the indulgence of self-coo-gralulation.
Like the woman of Scripture
she had only "done what she could" in
the terrible exigency that had broken the
dreary monotony of her life.
Atlantic Monthly for Map.
RELIEF for theSOKELY AFFICTED.
It was the misfortune of the undersigned
to have suffered, as fW have every suffered
before, for si long aud gloomy years, frein
an affection of his feet and legs, superinduced
by overwork, during the first year of the lute
war. Duriug all that time, he was compell
ed to drag his emaciated frame about, B
orutche. In vain he invoked the best med
ical talent of the country ; and visited tha
most celebrated medicinal Springs . Worn
down ami exhausted, he gave up ail hoi' of
recovery. At this stage of his case, haviug
heeu govVruedbv his medical friends from
the beginning, be determined to adopt a
method of treatment, the result of his own
reflection, it is enough to say. that this
method is not no much uew, as it is, the more
skillful application of what has beeu loug
known, and attempted by the Physicians.
After Mime weeks of the most unwearied'
aud persevering tuTor'-s, he was rewarded with
the most gratifying results. Indeed, bis rap
id improvement and recovery, was a 1 moat
magical so .much so. that iu looking back
upon bis condition a year ago. he oan, even
now, hardly realise the trul) wonderful im
Profoundly grateful for tins extraordinary
liloHsiiit;. he is desirous of being tire- mean
of dlifiiriug siniibrf h.-indits to those who
may be similarly afflicted. He therefore,
proposes not only to treat, bat CI'liE. all
wanner of diseases of the lower extremities,
sMieii as old and ill-conditioneJ Ulcers of th
She i- l.tjs
t -Varieoe Veins : weaT; and enlarged
Joints, Arc. no matter of lmw louar standing.
It is oue of the great advantages of his
mode.of troatment, that no restrictions nr.
imposed ou the patient as regards diet, exer ,
eise, Arc., and for the most part, little or no
medicine is used. -
The eharges shall be in accordance With
the reneral depression of the times ; and thosa
realty indigent, will be treated "Without mon
ey aud without price."
ECAVAliD SILL. M. D
Feb. lij tf . Salisbury. N. C,
of the plaintiff. )
'c slmll all alse majrc out of the goods ' saw, through the thick haze of enow and
and chttilela, lands and lenenxnte, of wrid sleet, the red light of the ire. and the tall
defendant, ... . dollars, with interest from figarc of the woman passing to aud fro
the .... day of , 18.. ., to the day before it, a faint hope took the place of ; i ...i -
1 I . L:-L .1. - i t 1 -ir 1.1 . 1.1 1 . ."".. a . .1 ."".
, i p ii u iii, which tne pianino lately re
covered or the defendant as rcut
DR. C. A. HENDERSON,
II AVT!G reeosnrd ihe practice of Medieius
rfpecile.Hy utfttw his prolog muni tervices to
OFFICE. : The one We oeenned br AVldf-
viii's nwiy oe ii eiui
' re- the utter despair, which had prompted u i,w pflk, w Eoot-W
and them to let go their hold ai;i drop into; Salisbury... Fs. I 12.1309.