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fa Jk, jst
State of Worth Carolina,
Wilburn Lassiter, adniimsttator of Thomas J,
George D. Bright, Daniel II. Bright, Daniel B
MuLeod and wife Cora, Hutie J. Bright,
James Bright, Potto Bright, Sarah Bright,
.blizabetli liright ami Catherine Bright.
Petition to make Real Estate Anets.
To Paniei H. Bright, one of the defendants
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" K. O. Reaie,Ass.iate Justice, "
" rhomas Settle, "
" R. P. Dirk, " " "
" Bedford BrowB,1 Yancey vi!le, H. C.
" Hon. J.dm Kerr, " ' if
" J. IL McL.-r, Oreeosboro', N. O.
wTfiOrnn il'iffin. Jr., 1
J. M. Cloud. D..bafto, W C.
January 29; ISO. 4-tt
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Petition For Dower.
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TltAKK D. mVlN, c s. o.
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" i Stash Couktt. j
Joseph Marshall, Aiim'r of Jas. Smith, dee d.
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; . .I'LUlLl
which Central Enrope relic for iu grain,
united, wonld not ezeeed in area a single
county tn Minnesota. The fine lands of
Prussia hare a thin 'H, while the wheat
field ot Franco have been cultivated for
centuries, and are only 'kept in heart by
constant application of fertilisers, but here
the soil is In its virgin state, yielding such
return aa are not obtained In any other
lands, unless it be In the San Joaquin and
Santa Clara aleys of California.
llie most fertile acre ol the Ganges
Valley in India will not yield a greater
matu lliau these of tbe Northwest. The
newer! by cad
ailllllHI IKRBW iim ,i ,h
with tho uplands of Minnesota, bnl there
arc sections along tins Hod Itiver of tbe
North along the Cheyenne and Mouse
rivers of Dacotah, which are not surpass
ed by the richest in tbe heart of China or
on the Delta oi the It lie !
1 Square. iAi50,:i75 .r(J) 1100
i Squares. i 50 li iir t) 50,13 00, 22.00
3 Squares. I G 00' i) (Ml 1.' 00 20 00' :K00
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ODB I Ml Klin AVK-
I know that many of those who will
read this letter ere accustoined to look in
to the future and to takeenl. rged views of
what our country i to be in coming years;
but I am confident there is no man even
him of the most comprehensive mind
that has taken a just measure of tbe fu
ture greatness of thia region.
Many oi those who, pi reliance may read
there lines bave visited Illinois and seen
the wheat and corn fields and cultivated
You mav ao on 600 miles further to the
oorth branch of the Saskatchewan before
reaching the northwestern bondary ot ae
TBI MOUNT A tVeV
All this territory lies north and east of
the Muwonii, and thia aide of the Rocky
mountains. We have snokeo of it as a
wheat field, and have said nothing of lit
other resources, but here are the supplies
of Umber from which the people of more
soathern section are to receive their ru
tare building materials. Looking out from
my Lent toward the nortbeas; I emu sec, an
A laborer or mechanic has no difficulty
In getting married for his wire takes ber
share of work. Iu such a case, matrimo
ny ia a joint stock association. The
working man spends less when married
than single His clothes being made and
kept in repair at bome, and the more
wholesome and less expensive nourish
ment more than compensates for any ad
ditional expense of having another person
to provide for. This, we need not say,
alludes io France and may be more or leas
true, aa we hope It is iu our own country .
Among tbe rich, especially, where the
ing the head waters of the Mississippi. If class bow
w can it ho n
but ill t
we travel west we shall find vxhaiistless young girls are brought up in the ssmo
supplies of coal. Between tbe Red River way. Each oho Is so exclusively adopted
of North aud the Rocky mountains lies for the great pise that there are none Bui-
court that Johu
are nou-residonts of
That publication be
sive weeks in the "Old
published in Salisbor
ot said defendants to
I the eieik ol lite S
County.on the loth, '
there to answer or de
the same will be take
ni l maks a met.
'.'nt satisfaction of the
Lisk and wife Sophia,
s State, it IS Ordeir i
'.o weekly, for six gucces-
I tf-th State,' a newspaper
N. U., summoning each
and appear at the office
-nor Agouti ot btan'v
January 1870, 1 hen and
ir to said petition, or
ro eonfeuo and beard
r r nartr as to their.
VVIfnessv James M . IvhIvv lfJey"'-derk of oor
said court at office, M !3d day of November,
1809. . M. teDWlKB, p. a c.
OUR GREAT COUNTRY.
THE aftl-D AM) HE.VfrirCL NOttTHWKST.
The lolloaiug is well worth reading :
Ran River ok thk Noam, I
July 1869. )
To (he hditorof the Boston Journals
I want to hold n familiar talk this morn
ing with the great multitude of people in
the Hast about this country of the North
WHEHE WI ARE.
Spread out before you, my friends, the
map ot XVorth America--not ot tue i m
tcd States alone, but a map which will
how you the Hriiish possessions of the
Northwest Let it be a school atlas if
you have nothing better. Lay a ruler up
on it and draw a line northwest from Chi-
.1 1 r . i i 1 .1 I
eago, running through at. ruui or ttirougii
Minnesota. At the western boundary, on
the bai k of the. Red River of ihe North,
yon will find our camp.
I look out from my teut and see Ihe
water gliding past, to pour iis ever-in
creasing flood into the frozen ocean of the
North through Hudson's Ray.
Here the river is perhaps one hundred
and fifty feet wide, and six to ten feet deep,
'inning through tbe Iuvel prairies. Kank
grass grows upon its banks ; wild fowl
build their nests alonp its reedy shorts ;
bobolinks urc pouring forlh their rollick
ing songs ; the spui row sends up lit cheer
ful chirp ; the swallows are twittering
merrily ; insects are humming in the air ;
the sun shines through a mellow linze,
while all around as u' as the eye can see
there is sueli a richness of verdure, such
wealth ,uf greenness and display of flow
ers that the language descriptive of tho
Elysiiin fields and the choici st and best
of poesy is too forceless and feeble to con
vey an idea of the richness and beauty of
this fair region oi the world.
i:IKNT Of THE UOUAIV.
Follow in imagination the line which
you have drawn from Chicago. Here you
are 600 miles dhrfant from that city. Fol
low on the tract which orae of our party
are to takfr and von will find just such
verdure, such soil such ciiiuate, such flow
ers in bloom, even thon'rh yon travel one
thousand miles from I his point to the north
west. Fifteen hundred miles from Chica
go, in the tur Northwest, you will bear
tue Doooiink pouring out his love song;
you will find the soil as fertile there, the
climate as mild, snmmer and winter, as on
the praties around Lake Michigan.
Ihe nelds ol wheat on the plains of the
northwest are as luxuriant further ad
vanced to-day than, in New England.
Fifteen days hence Nth reapers will be
cutting the wheat, and the harvest will go
on here just as it does in New Eugland.
One of the most wonderful features of
this region is its climate. Here we are in
latitude 46 several degrees further north
than Boston, but the summers are longer
than in Massachusetts, and the .winters,
though colder, are less severe than in that
Skate. The air is dry, the days calm, nnd
the hundreds of men that I meet, who
have come hither from Maine aud New
Hampshire, Selecting this as their home,
say that this climate is far preferable to
that of New England.
Yesterday I saw a Scotchman, who
ives fivo hundred miles north of this point
in a line, on tue shore ol Lake Winnepeg.
The winter there, he says is not so severe
aa st Chicago. Scientific men have spec
ulated on I his phenomena, but we have
eretina satisfactry explanation. Doubt
less it is duo to a combination of causes
the influence of the great lakes on the one
tub- und the Rocky mountains on theoth
rr to the Missouri aud Mississippi and
Red rivers, to the currents of air sweeping
up tbe M issnuri valley from the dry plains
of Nebraska. B the canse what it may,
the fact remains that here reaching from
Chicago northwest over a territory embra
cing Wisconsin, Minnesota, Decatoh, Nor
thern Montana, and a vast region in .the
British Possessions lie the wheat lands
of North America.
boundless expanse have heard the mnsic
ol the reader gathering the ripened grain
havu beheld tbe harvest field" in all
their glory. Think now of those fields
extended as far as it is from Boston to
Omaha, over a tract aa wide as from Mon
treal to Philadelphia, and you have the
area of the wheat field lying northwest of
It is a region presenting feature difler-
cnt from the country along the highway
opened lo San Francisco by the Union
Pacific road. The plains ol Nebraska and
Kaneati mnguificcnt iu extent are tra
versed by no water courses. The streams
are few and when the snmmer heats pre
vail, thcr dwindle to rivulets, and become
wholly dry; hut here there are ever-flowing
streams and lakes of pure water, fed
by never failing springs. Ride where you
will over this vast territory and yon are
always in sight of a river, a creek, or a
lake of purest water, where the waves
break on pebbly beaches, and where
thousands of water-fowl rear their young
beneath tho oaks and maples that fringe
the rippling streams.
Beautiful as are (he praiiics of Illinois
and Iowa, nature has been even more gen
erous in her adornment of the Northwest.
The larger lakes are bordered by parks
and grores, presenting landscapes of inde
scribable beauty. Many a pioneer on this
Northwestern verge of civilization may
look out from the door of his log cabin dn
scenery as enchanting as any in Old Erg
land. True, there is no background of
mountains, no rocky crag, or deep and
tori no is defiles, but there are in id ul.it ions
sunny slopes, gentle swflls, rounded wood
crowned summits, looking down upon
lakes and ponds dotted with emerald is
lands, or clear waters dancing in the sun
light, or reflecting from the glassy surface
the transcendau: beauty of the landscape.
The region is attractive not only because
it has a productive soil and genial clime
not because there is grr-at. prospect of
material wealth-' but here nature has. done
much to promote that
without Which ft cotumuuiry never Can
reach (he highest plane of cultivation.
Here, in coming years, on the borders of
the lakes, costly mansions will be reared.
the great coal fields of this granary of the
Coutiuent. On the st ream that find their
way into Lake Superior and on the Mis
sissippi are sites for manufactories, where,
in coining years, tho hum of machinery,
the clatter of the shuttle, and boxsing of
mill wheel will break tbe stillness of the
Go qn to the dividing ridge of the con
tinent to Montana with its gol, its sil
ver, its won and coal, fertile Valleys and
timbered hills ; take a look of what lies
beyond in Oregon, Washington and Van
couver at the water power of tbe Colum
bia and its tributaries the forest of pine,
so dense that tbe brightest sunlight Of
mid-da v does not dispel its darkness and
gloom to the water falls, tho pasture
lands to the arable lands and the mines
of Idaho, the coal of Fuget sound, the
harbors unequalled in tho world, fronting
China and Japan ; and over the shortest
line between tho Orient and Occident
wiih a climate as mild as that of Virginia
to a half dozen mountain passes where the
altitude does not exceed hve thousand feet
to a region where less snow fall than last
winter fell npon the hills of Berkshire; to
a region h.ch is yet to be the New Kng
land of the I'ucinc Coast ; take in th
boundaries of this inheritance not all as
yet beneath our country's flag, but ere
long to be; think of tbe immediate future,
if you wonld obtain an Idea of tbe mate
rial wealth of the Northwest, waiting-on
ly the apMarance of tbe husbandman.
Ho will soon be here Carietux.
Miserable Conjugal Subterfuges. It
seems as natural for bored husbands to
play truant as school boys. The delight
of the j ii venial element is completed when,
with the comfortable assurance that he is
supposed te be at school, he steals off and
goes fi-hing. But the torpitude of tbe ur
chin, full b!on in after years, is seen
when Augustus will, under the plea of be
ing detained at Mic oince or the lodge or
his clnb or the library, deprive his anx
ions and mawkishly affectionate wifs ot
his delightful society evening after even
ing. Shall the mask be tore from Angus
tus' face ? Shall he stand before hrs in
jured Celestina in the black duplicity of
bis own hideous equivocation T lie shall.
Must the two-confiding heart learn that
the wily and insidious barkeepers now call
their dead falls "The Office," 'The Store,'
"The. Library," "The Lodge," aud "My
Sick Friend," with the view toetiable the
artful Augustus to tell you with a show
of apparent truth that he has been to pla
ces with these names, where the wine is
not red, in short where there is no wine at
esthetic culture, j all, and thus gloat over his pusillauimus
deception of his own "little cap nt-lite s
Iwpnittess sweetouer ?" Shade of Abcl
arrl I how we men do abuse the confidcuce
of the ti inline-, clinging, confiding; tender,
Where now the pioneer feeds his pigs will 1 loving, forgiving, constant beings heaven
be seen parks and lawns ; wliere now the j has sent us to kef p us from relapsing into
ground is encumbered with wrecks of carts
and sleds, or is heaped with manure from
the stable, will stand by and by works of
art chiseled from finest marble.
WHITS UKAR LA.KK.
Would that you could look down upon
White Bear lake, end see it as 1 saw it
comparison; wiTn othih laxds.
No other eountrv has such a domain
The jd ai us of Bavaria and Hnngtry, upon
day before yesterdoy from our camping
ground on a hill overlooking its northern
shore. It stretches southward a distance
of twelve miles, indented hero and there
by a wooded promoutory with sandy
eachesb sweeping in magnificent curves ;
with a wide patch on tbe eastern shore
overspreading the slope; with a green
fringe of stately oaks and elms and limit
less fields, whose verdure changes in va
rying hues with every passing cloud
wanting only a background of highlands
to make it as lovely as VYiiidermote the
most enchanting of all the lakes of Old
England. You sec at your feet the little
village of Glenarood, which in coming
years will be the resort of tuminte, .arliau
and seekers auer pleasure.
If you are fond of fishing go out upon
this sheet of water, With the same strong
armed Norwegian who pulled the boat tor
me yesterday morning There are pick
eral in these ponds of Minnesota such as
we are not accustomed to catch iu New
England. A four-ponuder is a large fish
to pull from the waters of NVinnipesankce,
but I hauled' up a fifteen pouuder yester
day, and the people here say tli.iv they
catch them weighing twenty-five pounds !
I dare say that the vory thought of catch
'ntr snch fresh water sharks will quicken
the pulse of many a boy, and perhaps
some of tbe old folk would like to drop a j
line in these waters.
But to return to the subject from which
we have strayed 'and it w not -the first
lime we have, play id truant by going" a
fishing. We liave said that this inheri
tance of the American people reaches 1400
miles northwest of Chicago it is that far
to tie mountains in British America, and
thai carries as only to the isothermal line
of 65 degree mean summer temperature.
barbarism aud cannibalism? If onlv those
men married who deserved a good wife,
how inanv of us wretches would have to
"go it alone," and never be "ordered-up'
to the altar except to be "turned down.'
Life, like euchre, caunot always be play
ed wcll naleas "assisted" -by-a-partaer.
MAURI AGE TIIE PHILOJOPHY
OF UNION. V
In ollen times, says a Frenchman, who
with the usual assurauce of his country
men, pretends to know something about
women, female beauty was so fascinating
tl at it was a certain means of securing a
husband. Nowadays, be adds, men have
reflected upon the subjects, and it is sel
dom that a girl is married for her person
al attractions, whatever they maybe ; so
she runs a great risk of always keeping
her honorable title of maid if her parents
are not rich enough to pay a handsome
sum to-some gallant other t change ft
into that of Wife.
It is an accident, or in fact a sort of
prodigy, when a man marries a woman
solely for ber beauty, a quality which has
singttlariy fallen in value iu our mercena
ry days. If it ever should take a rise, it
might be well to adopt-the Persian mode
of reducing the number of old maids.
This consisted in sclliug the beautiful
girls to those who were willing to try
then', and giving ihe amount to the ugly;
so that the handsomest endowed the ug
liest, the second IU beauty, tbe second in
ugliness, et cetera.
But this plan, would be, we fear, inap
plicable in our days, for there would be
but few bidders tor tne n antit ai women,
and the ugly, if the money waa to go with
them, would be the only ones to find ta
kers. Seriously, continues our French
man, who it must be borne in mind is
speaking of France and not of the Uuited
States, marriage is tending to disappear
frosn our social habits. Tbe number of
old maids, especially ut the middle class,
f inarching d i y.
i.iuit- mi iu inie nor ones, nnat are .
now called the necessaries are. -far more
than what were formerly considered the
luxuries of life. All kinds of equality
have been tried at various times ; but one
only has been retained, and tbe most dan
gerous and fatal of all the equality ot
Every girl ia brought up with the idea
that she will draw in the lottery of mar
riage a first prise. It ia Imagined that
style and accomplishments wil make up
fur want of fortune. It Is a mistake; they
ill only make it more necessary, in fact,
Marriage is the greatest luxury a man
can indulge in. When we reflect that all
tho women of the middle class are now a-
days brought up lo shine in society, that
there are no longer any marked distinc
tions as fsr as expense is concerned, and
that the standard of necessary living is
fixed according to that of the richest, a
man must be indeed greatly in love if he
does not hesitate before the "mountain of
velvet, silks and jewelry," that tie must
consume all his days u accomplishing, in
order that his wife may be properly dress
ed. For men of this class woman is not a
companion to take a share, in proportion
to her strength, of the common cares and
labors of life, but an idol that be mast
pass bis days in adorning for the admira
tion of others. A poor man marrying
snch a woman without a dowry wonld be
capable of buying a horse that had to ba
fed upon topazes and emeralds instead of
oats: So it is now rare to find a husband
of this kind, aud soon it will be impossi
ble. This is what they are coming to in
France, according to a very good author-
Death of a Remarkable Woman. Tho
Philadelphia Pott announces the death in
that city of Harriet Miller, mnlatto. aged
65, who leaves an estate valued tlOO.000.
and says she was born in one of tbe Soath
ern States of slave parents. While liv
ing in South Carolina she became the pro
perty of Mr. Purves, to whom she was
most faithful. Purves was a single man
and at one time a conspiracy was formed
among a band of desperadoes to take his
life. His faithful slave got an inkling of
the conspiracy, and she advised her mas
ter of the plot, and by so doing saved his
life. He shortly afterward gave her ber
freedom and made her his wife. Four
children were the result of the marriage,
Robert Purves being of the number.
They lived happily together for many
years, and were finally separated by tho
death ot Mr. t'urves. I luring his life time
he amassed a large estate, of which hi,
wife inherited a portion, her children re
ceiving their share. Mrs. Purves remov
ed to this city some forty years ago, and
purchased the house on Seventh street, in
which her spirit took flight. She after
ward -married the Rev. Mr. Miller, a col
ored clergyman, who died a few years ago.
They never had any children born them.
A snort time since she went to Charleston,
S. C, to see an sged Bister, and as she
was returning te Philadelphia, was seised
with paralysis on the cars.
A Convention. Our whole State gov
ernment has been managed with such cor
ruption and blunders, and the ends of
Justice have been so perverted, and our
State credit has been so abused and injur
ed by dishonest officials, our taxes so
heavy, and nnr ennrts so incompetent ari l ,
partisan, that the ouly step towards relief
and safety, is to get a general Convention
of tbe people.; C Risen of all classes and
parties agree to the necessity of this. We
are glad to see a strong disposition in tho
Legiblatute to call a Convention for re
form. We are for a Convention as soon
aa we can get it. 1 he present odious sys
tem is not the ehoice ot the people. It
was a bargain Arreted on us by necessity '
and now the people demand modifica
tion and reform, and wo must have it, or
our best interests are ruined. He shall
speak more at Icugth on this again.
Tbe St. Lonis Democrat hits tbe nail
exactly on the head, when it says: "As
a rule, it may be said that if a husband
and wife have once lived happily together,
there can never be a separation without
misconduct by three persons, the hus
band, tbe wife, and somebody else. The
husband who never neglect his wife will
not, aa a "rule, ever have to buy a pistol
to shoot her seducer. The wife who uev
er fails iu her duly lo her husband, will
net, as a rule, have to seek protection
from some other man. Andthe man who
. - k l'J
never interferes tieiwecn unsoana ana
wife, who never makes himself to the wifa
a narvr friend than her husband, who
never seeks Iter love on the one hand, or
draw too near if she invites, on the oth
er, will never, as a rule, get shot by an
l i a
lutunatiKf nut! (Mull