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JANUARY 14, 1870.
COMPOUND GENTIAN BITTKK8,
The Great American Tonic and Di
Recomr ended and proscribed by physicians
The "Compound Gentian Biilcrs" are made
chlie pmcst and best Vegetable Tonics and
Arotnai ies knoWn l I he profession. They alio
contain twenty per cent of
63T B V C H V ! JSP
Which make tbetn, beyond all question, ib
best DlL'KKTlC in existence; and for Dis
tressed Kidneys, Bladder and Urinary Organs,
have no superior, if any equal I Those who
try these Bitters, lor' the lolljwiox DifHwn
in ee. y oaae liml ihein a aale, nleasanr.
Tl ey an- a "tine preventive and cur for
Chm and Fever, aud nil Malarial DUeases 1
C'tf.PS ft COUGH,
Disease of Kidney, Gravel, &c., and eveiy
Di-ea-e irquiriuit a general T-omc impression.
-U ritt Diseases peculiar to remaies it is
almost a specific
rif" In convalescence from Typhoid and
other low forms ol Kevei it is the very best
Tonic that can he used.
The Compound Gentian Bitters meet with
universal lavor, and have received tlx) strong
est testimonial ever jfiveii to any medicibe, a
few of which we px-nd below:
Tins is to certify that I have used Dr. God
win's Compound iientian Bitters and cheerlul
ly recommend it as I ho very best Bitters that
can be useii fur ordinary debility, sick stomach
&e. K. M. BOLT, M. D.
Lipscomb, O'anjr'e eo , X. C, Niav 15, 'C9.
"Hwreby certify that I have been usintr Dr.
Ooddin'ft "Coinpo'ind Gentian Bitters," for
C" fii. Gletmral Debility, &o.. and 1 am fully
satisfied ii. hI they are thetx-st Bitters of which
I have any UiMwIedye, and ihe best Tonic of
fered to Hie American nisitile.
ItOB'T. T. SLATER t
Ilenneo noiinty. Vli', June 25, lSbO.
Da fin runs: Dear Sn : I have been sufTer
ins lortweiiiv vears with an affection; of the
ki.lnevs. nmstrale eland mid stiietme of the !
urethra; liiive begn under Ihe treaiineut. of
the best physicians in the country, one of w hwii
is now u proleasoi in n medical college. All
faileil to iclieve me. I filially tried ybifrCom
poiind Gentian Bitters ; the effect was like a
charm one bottle i;ave me complete relict, i
believe it to be the bet medicine I have ever
i-.-l. Very resH"Ctfullv.
JAS. A KAULCOS,
Liltle'on. N. C . Jao. 7il, 18G9.
Prepared only bv Dr. G.xlilin.
JAMES T. WKiGlNS,
Proprietary Wholemle Agent,
fW For sale by Dr. G. B. Foulson, Salis
bury, N. C. ' - 38 tf
State of Zfforth Carolina, i
MoNTGUMEUY COUNTY, S
Wilbiim Lassiter, administrator of Thomas J.
Georjre D. Rripht, Daniel II. Bright, Daniel B.
MuLeO'Sund wile Cora, Untie J. Biitfht,
James Bnaht. Philo B light, Sarah Bright.
Elizabeth Bright and Catherine Bright.
PttUion to make Real .'.' tie Atueti.
To Taniel II. Bright, one of the defendants
above i.a.v.S, a non-resith-nt.
You are hereby no' ified, that a summons, in
the above entitled cae, has issued against you,
and the couipLiint'thcrein whs filed in the Su
perior Court ol llonltfomdry 'Jcunty, on tlie
loth day of October 1SC9.
You are also u.itifie,!, that (lie summons in
"The esse is returnable to the next term of Ihe
Superior Court aforesaid, to be held at the
Court House in Troy, on the 25th day
of February neirt, hen and where yon are
hereby required !o appear and answer the
Complaint in default wheteof the plaintiff
wiil apply to sa d Court for the relief demand-.
ed in the complaint.
Witness, C. C. Wade, Cleik of the said
Superior i 'our t at ofnee, in the town of Tioy,
this lClh day of December, 18G9
C. C. WADE,
Clerk Superior Court Montgomery Count v.
JfSfSm lee? 10 p.')
ItOHKI UofSTT. (
Fail Term, 18G9.
lloira at I. aw of
Win Brit tain, doe'd.
Petition For Dower.
'in this ease it appearing to the satisfaction of
the Court tliar the defendants Moses Frv and4
wifeSaltie Kiy nrc una residents of tliisSt-te: It is
ordered that i.ihflcation lie nisrte in the "Old North
Htatr," a newspaper imldislieil ia Kaiiubnry, X. C.
fornix weeks notifying the drf-indants to appear at
the next term "f the Superior Court tor t he eounty
of ItnrKe. at the t'onrt lloas In Morganton. on the
linn MiMiusy se-rin1 a-i jm-niiiir in Mwrn ne.vr,
men inn inerr to answer or ptes.t ui me 1 ittmiiug
petttaiu. otherwise the same will lie heard cxparte
and1 judgment rendeted pro confesso s to them.
Witness. K. II. Irvin. clerk of onr said Cotirt at
ofnca-iii Morganton, the loth Monday after the 3rd
Uoudayin Angnirt. . i 1869.
KK4.VR O. IRVIN. e a. r.
H ir:prfee 99. for Burks County.
owrr x.ot for iau.-as
' Admin strntor w ith the will annexed tie
"tiu'iii iioa o Tiic di Dhl-jw. T sliaTT offi r at ptib '-"
lie ancilon it tin- Manstos House t.orncr, on
1 4t! Hbv of February next, the House and
Lot on Intifs Stieet, tat.-.v oecnpied by Mis
Kafv Dtilow. Tcriws niaile known on day of
sale. ' ISAAC. V. JON'E;.
Axiia'r. de bmtit non. kc.
Jan. 7. lf-7 U -1:C
II 10 a POINT, N. c.
Opposite railroad depot.
Ten )yices from where the Cars stop.
rtinfrflr porters In a'tendanee st sll trains.
Mail Mages for i!em leave tills honse daify.
I,.isensrm! spatched-to any roiutat short notirs
by pnvate nyiVtoni
i Jratefa! for llr e-eral ratreasre of the past we
-lpe by ra
!et attention to ti e wsnts of oar snesta
to meids eoiitiuuance o! tl." same.
B A RBEK.
Jsn. 7, 1870 -ttf
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THE STAR ABOVE THE MA NO ER.
One night, while lowly shepherd swains
Their fleecy charge attended,
A light broke o'er Judea'a plains,
Far in the dusky orient,
A star, unknown in. story,
Arose to flood the firmament
With more than morning glory.
The glittering constellation, erst
So gloriously beaming,
Waned, when its sudden splendor burst
Upon their paler gleaming.
And Heaven drew nearer earth Ithat night,
Flung wide its pearly portaia,
And sent from all it rcainia of light
Its radiant iBtmortal
Thev hovered in th golden air,
Their golden censers swinging,
An J woke the drowsv shepherds there
With their seraphic singing.
Yet earth on this her gala night
No jubile was keeping,
She lay unconscious of the light, ,
In silent beauty sleeping.
No more shall brightest cherubim,
Or stateliest archangel,
Symphonioiis sing such choral hymn,
Proclaim so sweet evangel.
No more appear that star at ere,
Tho' glimies of its glory
Are seen by those who still believe
The shepherds' simple story.
In Faith's clear firmament afar
To unbelief a stranger,
Forever glows the golden Star
Tiiat stood above the Manger.
Age after age may roll away,
But on Time's rapid river
The light of its celestial ray
Shall never cease to quiver.
Frail barges on the Fwelling tide
Are drifting with the ages :
The skies grow dark around each bark
A howling tempc-t rages.
Pale with affright, lost helmsmen steer,
While creaning limbers shiver !
The breakers roar grimTVath is near
Oh who mav now deliver !
Light light from the Heraldic Star
Breaks brightly o'er the billow;
The storm relinked, is fled afar,
The pilgrim seeks his pillow.
Lost lost indeed his heart must be
His way how dark with danger,
Whose hooded eye may never see
The Star Above the Manger.
REASONS FOR DRESSING PLAIN
LY ON THE LORD'S DAY.
1. It would lessen the burdens of many
who now find it hard to maijtuiu thiir
place in society.
2. it would lessen the force of the
temptation which often lead men to bar
ter honor and honesty for display.
2. It there was less strife in dress at
church, people in moderate circumstances
1.1.1. ild I... n..r.. i .... I i 1 ... .1 .11 1
4. Universal moderation in dress at
church would improve the worship by
the removal of many wandering thoughts.
5. It would enable all classes of people
to attend church better in ui.f ivorable
weatber. N 1
6. It would lesson, on the part 'of the
rich, the temptation to vanity.
7. It would lessen, on the part of the
poor, the temptation to be envious and
- S'-ft Wftatd ae Titluatlo tirffc'etJ th
9. it would relieve our means Irom a
serious pressure, and thus enable u to do
more for good enterprise.
The Knoxville Press aud JfcrOld says
" In the i-Iectirfn yesterday, scoTv of
the colored people ot KnoxTille, stood
shoulder to shoulder with the white citi
zens, and l-aftltd nobly for Van Gilder
and n-'orin in our municipal affairs. At
last, tbeejc of tho colored people have
become opened to the inqnitie of Radical
misrule. They have learned to trust ut.
Their confidence in the Conservative of
Etioxville will not be misplaced."
There are ome disadvantages connect
ed with lynch law in Kentucky. If yon
fail to hung a roan thoroughly, he is apt
to sue yon for 50,000 damages. -
Frtm A Rnlrig Srnlinel.
THE PATTERSON FAMILY. .
Mm. Editob : I was lateljr looking
Air ', I.,. , ,, ,, Dvnaatv" Mild Oil one
of its pages Ihe portrait of Elixaheth l'at- ney. bl can relate rtany amusing inci
terson reminded me Hist near my own I dents in regard ",J ''1,'ht ol tlie Pat
home in North Carolina, a near rel.itive of tersnns, llteir huslle In preparliiR for Ike a
Itefa had lat. lv died, the last represent
tive of family that had long lived in our
midsl, attended our church, and wnose
bio,,d had mingled with that of the Uoua
partes. There is much that is highly ro
mantic in the history ol the Patterson
family, and softie future novelist may here
liml abundant material tor a work of fic
tion. The Pattersons were Scotcli-Iiish nnd
when they emigrated to litis country
some of them settled in Pennsylvania and
afterwards came to North Carolina and
settl. .1 in what was then Unity Pariahs
now Guilford county. Some of them set
tled in Baltimore, and from these sprang
Win. PatterSOU, father in-law of .lerotUe
Bonauarte. He was a merchant and
amassed very considerable wealth, and at
the heinniiic of this cenlurv was one of
. . . . T
the wealthiest men in lialtlmore.
At that time Napoleon wa rapidly ri- .
, sing in (tower and his name was becoming
; f.,ui,u,, -ven in our Western World. H
; WAt. ,.ow vn, 1 ,.jt 0f France, anil
j anxious to carry his family with, him in
rlie way to distinction, he looked to the
navy as the place for his youngest brotli
er, Jerome. In 1801 Jerome was sent to
America with a rquHtiron under the com
maud of (Jen. Le Clerc, and after the com
meuceuient of hostilities htween England
and France on the breaking of the peace
of Amiens, early in 1803 Jerome seeking
for adventure with the British in this
quarter of the wot Id, cruised for several
mouths along the Atlantic coast, of the U
S., and afterwards put into New York
Harbor for some time. He mingled u
great. deal in society in New Yoik, Phila
delphia and Baltimore, and on account of
his brother's reputation he was every
where received with honor and attention.
In Baltimore he he became acquainted
with Miss Patterson, aud conceiving a j to a considerable extent, upon the ch .my
strong altachmcn. for her, married her in ; of his neighbors. One evening in Oct
her native city in Dee. 1603. At that I 1804, I wa riding through the section ol
lime lit was but nineteen years of age and j the country in wh ch Uncle Rubin lived,
he had married without his mother's con' and on an old log by the roadside, down
sent, and, as wa afterwards seen, in di- in a deep ravine, I last saw tli poor old
rect opposition to his brother's wishes.-r- man, silting perfeotly desolate, hi hat ly
Allliougb the attachment was mutual, j iog on the ground, hi hands folded on his
Napoleon determined not to recognize tilt
marriage, and to strengthen himself in
litis position he wrote to the Pope, Pius
VII, asking him to issue a bill annulling
it- In making this request Napoleon re
marked, "I have frequently spoken to
your Holiness of young brother, nine
teen years of age, whom I sent in u frigate
to America, and who after a sojourn ol a
mouth, although a minor, married a Pro
testaut, a daughter of a merchant of the
United State. He has jus ; returned.
He is fully conscious of his fault I h ive
sent back to America Miss Patterson, who
calls, her-sclf his wife. By our laws the
marriage is null. I desire
from your Holiness a bull annulling the
marriage." Napoleon used several false
hoods in this ; for the marriage was coll
ciuueu aitcr an acquaintance or several t
1 j J . - . t 1 !
months, and .lerome was fThibably not
"conscious of his fault" in llhat he did not
choose to wait for the hand of a PrHicess.
Pius VII refused to annul the marrU
saying lie hart no power to do so ; where
upon the fcmpemr took the responsibility
011 his own should, is ami refused to ack
nowledge the inurrii.ge, thus committing a
crime near ukiu In that greater one of
which he was guilty a few years after- j
Ward - the divorcing of his on wife. By j
Elizabeth Patterson Jerome had one son, :
bearing his own name. The son settled I
in Baltimore a a lawyer; but aft-.-t wards ,
abaudoned his profession to attend to his
large estates. Otic ol his sons, Aunojeoo 1
Feronie Honaparte, graduated at the 'Vest
Point Military Academy In 18&2. I he-
believe' Elizabeth Patterson d ed few
yars ago. iier divorce w as procluimcti
by the Imperial Senate of if ranee and by
the Maryland L-gishi ure in l$Go.
Hut so far all ision has only Been made
to the Baltimore branch of the Patterson
family. As stated befoie, Wm. Patter
son, father-in-law of Jerome Bonaparte,
had near relatives In North Carolina.
Vmnng these were his nephew s, Isaac Snd
Kol. in Patterson. They were honest and
very respectable ; but without business
capacity, wanting 111 energy and illiterate.
Robin was a volunteer in ihe War of 1812
and being the first soldier the writer ever
saw, he looked upon him with all a boy's
cm iositv, venerating him as one of the he-
roe of the past, as on 3 unlays the lit
tle old man with bis old fashioned, spiked
blue coat sat in hi pew in tho middle
aisle at Uld Alamance. Thev were a
very HtSfM hearted people, and "Old
Ike," as be was called, was very eccen
tric. 1 hey had near relatives belonging
to the gentry of Ireland, and by the
death of some of these relatives a consid
erable nm of money fell lo the Patterson
of America. Il was sent lo Wm. Patter
son of Baltimore to be distributed ; but be
wa wanting in the single-m:. dedtin sand
honesty of his poor Guilford relatives.
and he wickedly appropriated the IccEicr
to his own use, keeping the wholo matter
secret. At Inst, fearintr detection, he
wrote to his i.e. hw Roll 1 that ' e had re
ceived a sura ol money fioui IreWnd for
his North Carolina kinsmen.
There were no railroads in those days
and upon the reception of the Baltimore
uncle s letter, '-lite
volunteered to7 go for "
the golden treasure, so badly needed, and
now so eaeerly looked for, Ihe family
was in reduced circumstances and uuae of j
h a suit of clothes
sufficiently decent f
Ike" to wear. Th
old la.lv is still livl
in Guilford who
ma.. IM new coat
I to him) wonderful
.Was to wear on this
ff xtraordinary jonr-
iiev. bbu can relatB
- 1 journey, nun uie .."iw" .' (ron'ip
length ike a itlle.l me oiu gray tieast Hi ,t
li id drawn his plow many a day, and with
an old leathern waUrt,'Joggi d oil on this
long and c veil 1 1 ul JoHfie y. Alter several
iln vsi'f adventure ihe unsophisticated
North t aiolin a lehtlif nntved in Balli-
more, and Wtlh iBJglWiiish air, dreBS-
. d in ihe riewmtrnSnnt aim h tln-ri had
been such a bustle, the crowning piece "('
which was a blue jean, spikn taihd coat,
set off with brass buttons, he trotted up
and down the streets of the Mraiuiuciitiil
City, inquiring for Win. Pailersuo, the
wealthy merchant, the fatW-in-law of a
Uouaparte. Finding his way in his uncle's
princely residence, he alighted, culled for
Mr. I'., and introduced himself. Ilia un
cle received him politely nt his door, and
brought out a purse of gold containing, as
I - :J I 1 I -I 11 r - I.
he said, several hundren dollars for each I
of his relatives : and simple Ike was so
pleased with the shining coin and his craf-
IV old uncle's sntvity of manner that he
i never dreamed that he was receiving
a u erepliiaiiceoiwu.il was reany oue
him. Without even offering his nephew
... . 11 j
iric hospitality ot his mansion In bade nun
at'.ieu. audi was tu-- meeting ot tin- opu
lent merchant, father-in-law of tlie King
of Westphalia, and his simple-hearted, un
Ike returned . home much pleased ; but
some of the familv, of greater penetration,
its members cnnld (V
were much angered aud emu plained, tho' j tears of repentance cau erase the dark, dis
to no purpose, of their uncle's conduct. . graceful history. To many the year has
Notwithstanding tin-, th.-y were always
proud to claim htm as I heir kinsiniu and
boasted of their near relationship to the
mightiest General of modern times. In
liis late days L'ncle Robin," as he was
universally called, Inst his sole depen
dence, an only son, and he was thus
being very old, blind and deaf -thrown,
ate! and hi head white a frost, retting
on hi folded hand. Ho wore tho same
old blue coat I had seen him wear to Old
Alamance on Sundays since toy earliest
recollection. As I passed on 1 could not
help thinking, ,:iid this man's blood has
mingled with that of the B inapartes !
What a contrast ! ' And yet not happier
in his end wa Napoleon than this poor
old man, the la-t of the Pattersons!"
HOW TUEHEAv"ns ARE SU I FT
ING. "The eternal and incorruptible' heav
ens," as they are called by Aristotle, are
undergoing continual and marked clt.in
ge-s. The so-called fixed stars the land-
I -1 . .1 . I
isar&s 01 .ne universe nave tncir own
proper motions not accounted for by that
of thu solar system. Sirions as that
wonderful aid to physical astronomy, the
spectroscope, reveals is shooting through
a space at the rati; of a thousand millions
ilea a year. The star known us bl
Gygiii has a traverse tu ition alone of one
ihoustud four hundred and fifty millions
utiles ajH-ar. .Many stag more distant
still, may eVe-i exceed this rate. Coopci's
recent catalogue of g'.us shows tha'. no
fewer th an seventy seven stars previously
catalogued are nyw missuig. This no
doubt, is to be ascrtticrkiu part to the cr-
rors of former observation ; but it is cer-
tain that to some extent at least it is the
result it changes actually hi proci-t-ss in
tho sidereal system. Of t mp'ray stars,
about twenty have been obsVrvetlV, and
more tfian six that number are kttowiKio
be variable. It appears quite certain alsf
trial some or me neimiaj n.vo .undergone
.. . mi - . . : . .
a cuange nr ootn form ana 1 onurancy.
When the celestial lamps shall, by their
light, record their history on the photo
graphic pagt', our knowledge of these
mysterious luminaries, whose fires wax
and wane, or go out in utter darkness,
will then be less involved in doubt.
A Double Man. All the stories told
uf the Siaineaejwin hirdfjqiitJliajif
the Scotch double man, of whom the fot
lowing account is given by the Reruin
During tbc reign of James III, of Scot
land, and i at bi court, there lived a man
double above the waist ami single below
that region. The King caused him to he
carefully brought, up. Ho rapidly acquit--ed
a knowledge of- music, tho two -heads
learned several languages, they debated
together, aud the two upper halves occa
sionally fonght. They lived generally,
howcVer, in the greatest harmony. When
the lower pat of the body was tickled,
tho two individuals felt it together, but'
when, on thu other hand one of other in
diri iual touched, he ahiuc felt tho fact.
This monstrous being died at. the nge of
28 years. Oie of ihe bodies dicd several
days before ihe other.
During the year 1869, there were re
ceived in Lynchburg, from Southwest
Virginia, by the Virginia and Tennessee
railroad, nine hundred and forty-seven
ear loads of cattle. Assuming-' that a car
load averages eighteen head, these ship- j York and Philadelphia, and wa for seve
ments would amount to 17.040 head ofn ml vears a lecturer at the Women'. t,..l .
EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND 8EV
Another eyele in the grand calendar of
Time has passed ! Eighteen hundred and
sitty nine is numbered with the years be
vo... I the flood ! The physical, mental,
and spiiilual struggles, which checquered
i ti: s lioiix ni iiitriujr tins momeutoiis pe-
, i UIC a hushed to repose.
I lie Well-
rv M,int looks hck nvnV the field of ciun-
, IU u i,. t find somcihiug to siren
,. for iho COIlllictS which are ill
i fyntie :
-Ti-Rreatly wise to talk with ourpast lioow.
; And h-an. i. Imire.orJ. tlieyl.avet-.rne Ui lloavaar"
We have man V Lit ss;ng ! HaTC We
been tliaukliil for them t We have had
( many and glorious privileges ! How have
1 they been improved? These are que-
lions which it becomes tta nil to ask our
selves in sober setmuanesa ! They will
have In be answered in tint great tl t v of
eternity Ah I how many blessings liavu
been leceivi-d, enjoyed - and forgot ten !
How many privilege have hen suffered
to pass t-y us nuiiiiirovcd. llow Hiauy
tinivs has the recording angel dropped
. Li. J 1 ..
tear as ho wrote down the sad slcry of
our failures! It ittiay be that with soint
the cup of life has hen brimmed with the
) fruition of long cherished hope ! Health,
! and wealth, and ihe love of dear ones may
1 1 1 . if . 1 .1.
, nave sin n a nwisnl 01 giory over me nay
and mouths as they glided noiselessly on
. ward ! I lie heart wits so lull ot happi
ness that it thought not of Him from
whom all blessings route, and to whose
mercy we are indebted for all our capa
cities of enjoyment ! Alas! this is but
a snJ record to go up against us. But it
is writ ten 1 And nothing but the bitter
been an ever varying scene! Like the
changing views of the kalelidesdope
aomeliines beautiful, somrttmes grotesque,
I and sometimes a choatic jmublu out of
I which nothing could be distinc:ly form
ed! lo some, again, the horizon has
been shrouded in gloom 1 Ihe darkly
lowering clouds hung heavily over their
pathway. One by one the hopes which
gladdened their early life have been lost
amid the thickening gloom, till not a sin
gle star could be sceu in the dull rayless
ky. What then t Shall the happy
one forget to be grateful ? Shall those
whose lot has been varied with sunshine
and clouds, think only of the clouds I
Shalt they on whom the shadows have
rested heavily and continuously, add to
thd out wind gloom, the deeper gloom, of
a despairing spirit ? Never ! never ! nev-.
er ! we say to each and ull. Let the hap
ry repent of their ingratitude, lest the cup
of joy be dashed from their, lips. Lei
those who have had alternate joy and sor
row, be thankful for tho joy and bear
bravely the Borrow. And let those whose
lot has been dark and sunless, be thank
Tul that the year has gone ! Thankful
that they have been mercifully preserved
through its '.rials ; and let them ever re
member that as the dark storm-clouds pu
rify the physical atmosphere and make it
glow out with increased beauty and vital
ity, so the tribulations atid sorrow of the
Christian in this life, are but working out
for htm a far more exceeding and eternal
weight of glory. One thing is certain,
whatever may be. the record of the past, it
cannot be recalled. If we have failed to
do oar duty in the past no idle regrets
wdl alter tlie record, the only wise thing
for us to do is to set out afresh with this
new year of Kigliteen Hundred and sev
enty, aud -firmly resolve that with the
blessing of our Heavenly Father and the
help ot His holy spirit, we will bo more
grateful, more failhfnl, and more diligent
in His service than we have ever hereto:
Pr.OTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
The following is tho General Statistical
huinm ary ot the Protestant Lpiscopal
Church 111 the United Stales for the ye-ur,
compiled by she editor of dh Church Al
rnanae for 1870, Dioceses 39 ; It -hops.
51 f Bishops elect, 1; Priests and De-,
rv r w
eon 1711 . whole number of
7t2 I'arisnes, ,613.: Ordinations, to
X- .. -
Candidates for Holy Orders,
Irenes Consecrated, 37: OJi-
I isms not specified, 2760, to'al Baptisms,
29,039. Unirnrnatton , 20,793 ; Coin
mnnicauts, 200,000; .Marra;ts, 7GI7 ;
Bariahyl 2,475. Sunday School Teach
ers, 18,044; Sunday School Scholars,
185,075; t'ontributions, 83,205,929 41.
The co ii vent ioiml year varies iu the d i t
rerent dioceses, and the above summary
covers about three fourths of the whole
('hnrch, no reports from tho remaining
diocese have been forwarded.
A comical lawsuit is about to be adju
dicated in Memphis. , A young terrier,
belonging to a white man, bit a barefoot
ed dark y on the heel The negro jump
ed and two of the pup' teeth, were there
by extracted. The negro sues the white
man for allowing a vicious dog to run at
large. The while man files a cross bill,
and sues the negro for having a heel tough
enough to draw out a dog's teeth.
The fact that United States bonds in
England, bearing twice tho interest, are
not as near par as consols, is attributed
by the Loudon Times to fear entertained
there of the ultimate success' of the doc
trine of repudiation. 4 t '
Dr. Charlotte Losierdicd in New York
on Monday, aged thirty year. Mrs. Lo
zier had anile a lanre nraetiee in New
ical College, Now York.
MY WIFE'd BRIDAL TOUR.
BT MOSS 8KIMXXR.
When I married my second wife she
was dreadfully set about going off on a
bridal tour. I told her she'd better wait
sit months or a year, and I'd try to go
willi her, but she said she'd rather go
alone -when a woman was travelling a
W.M.. ..-.,-. ..h.u...
I So I gave her seveiity fivo cents and
. , ...
man was an out-and-out humbug.
told her to go oft and have a gnoa time
1 never begrudged money where my
wife's haspiuess was concerned. My first
wife never eonW corn plain .of not gotwg
anywhere, for I'm dreadful fierce to go off
on good lime myself, and always was.
I don't pretend to say how many limes I
took her out to see the engine squirt, and
there was no end to the tree lectures 1
let her go to. The neighbors used to say,
" It does hat all how the Skinners do
When Signnr Blitz was in Slunkville,
with. his wnndeif il canaries, he gave my
wife a complimentary ticket. I not only
s Id hat ticket for my wife, hut I gave her
half the money. I jdou't . boast of it,
though ; I only mention it to show how
much I thought of my wife' happiness.
I don't think any man ought to get
married until he can consider his wife's
happiness only second to his own. John
vt ise, a neighbor of mine, did thnsly, and
when I got married I cancluded to do it
But the plan did not work in the case
of ray second wife. No,T should say , they know cannot be put iu piacnce,
not. I broached tho wibjcct kindly. . while Northerners insists upon impracti
" Matilda," I said, " I suppose you we ' cable conditions, and Southerners persists
aware that I am now your lord and mas-) in defiance, no less than a hundred gen
' Not much you ain't," said she.
. Mrsy Skinner," I jplied yon arc
fearfully demoralized. Vtui met! reor-
gantztng at once. 1 oil are cranky.
And I brandished my new sixty-two-ccnt j of men, distitiqiiislied tor tlierr close itc
umbrella wildly around her. 1 quaintance with the wants of the people,
She took the umbrella away from me, j their opinions nd their differences, meet
and locked me up iu the clothes-press. together tit a dinner table, and agree,
I am quick to draw an inference, and without a dissentient voice, upon peace,
the inference I drew here was that I was ! Nothing can better illustrate" the nnivi-r-not
a success as a rc orgatiir -r of female sal sentiment of the pcogle ofthiscoun
womeH. I try thai thai which above all others ap-
After th's I changed my tactics. I let peared to animate this social meeting of
her have her own way, and ihe plan work-
ed to charm from the very first. Ii s tho
best way of managing a wile that I know
of. Of course this U between you acd
So when my wife said she was bound
to go off on a bridal tour anyhow, I cor
dially assented. ' (Jo, Matilda," said I,
" and stay as long us you want to ; then
if you feel as though you would like to
stay a little longer, stay, my dear,
She told me to stop talking, and go up
stairs and get her red flannel nightcap
and that bag of penny-royal for her aunt
My wife is a very smart woman. She
was a ii.ixt.-r, and the Baxters are a very
smart family indeed. Her mother, who
is going on eighty, can fry more slapjacks
now- than half these primped up city girls,
who tattle 011 the pi 1110 or else walk the
stteets with their furbelows and fixins,
pretending to get mud if a young chap
looks nt. 'cm pretty hard, but getting mad
iu earnest if you d nit take any notice of
them at all.
Ah! gi-.ls ain't what they nsed to be
when 1 was young, and the fellows are
worse still. When I went courting, for
instance, I never though ol slaying till
after 10 o'clock, aud only went twice a
week. Now they go seven n ghts in a
'.-ek, and cry because there ain't eight.
Then. I hey wiiie touching notes to each
other during the day ; " Dear George, do
you love roe as much now ss you did at
a quarter past 12 last night ? Say do
you, dearest, and h will jjtve inc courage
to go down and tackle rficra cold Lcdtis
left over from yesterday"
Well, well, I suppose they enjoy them
selves, and it ain't for ns old folks, whose
hearts have got a little calloused by long
wear, to interfere.
Let them get together
and court it they like it, atxM ihh.f they
do. I was forty-seven when I courted
ihy present wife, but. it seemed just as
nice to sit on a ilille cricket at, her feet
and let her smooth my hair as it did thir
ty years ago. ,
As I said before, my wife is a very
smart woman, but sh could 'not be any
thing else and be a baxter. She used to
give lectures ou woman's rights, and iu
one place where she lectured n big col
lege conferred the '.itle of LL. D. upon
ber. But she wouldn't take it. "No,
gentlemen," said she, "give it to the
poor." She was always just so charita
ble. She give my b.s permission lo go
barefoot all wither, and insisted ou it so
much in her kind way that they couldu't
r. Jl 1 1 . , . , ,1
one isrriy aoies on my children, amri
I've seen her many a time go to tin it
trowser pockets and take out their pennies
alter they'd g.it to sleep, aud put them
iu her bureau-drawer for fear they might
lose them. ,
I started totei you about my wife's
bridal tout, but the (net is I never eould
find out much about it myself. I believe
she iiad a good time.
In conclusion, I would say to all yonng
men, marry vour second wife first, and
keep our of debt by all rocaus, even (is
A. Ward says) if you have to borrow
money to do it-'
The Duke of Devonshire is about to
constiuct. at his own cost. line ..f r.;i. !
way from Fermoy to Lismoro in Ireland.
The estimated cost is ,120,000.
THE PRESS BANQUET AT WASHINGTON.
From the National Intelligencer (Editorial).
The dinner given by the Washington
to the Richmond Press on Satnrduy last,
a full description of which will be fonnd
on the first page of ihis morning' InfcUi
gencer, uffotdetl indicatinua that the view
in relation to It, foreshadowed in our Sat
urday Morning's issue, were abundantly
' W?H founded. It will be remembered
t .1.... .i... rii:.... i i.i.t i...
that the following language was In Id by
this journal : " This meeting may have
something in it of more significance than
a mere social gatluwiit . It wiil not alone.
tend to proui ne a closer correspondence
between the members of the press North
and Sonth, but may lead to clearer appre
ciation o me South i-n trouble, and what
may h done in view of it."
It was n uoticeablc feature of the even
ing's cuieiialnroent, and thu addresses
that lo lowed, that while no personal al
lusions were made, and pnlni.-.il topic
gi -iie-ally avoided, the sentiment of the
gentlemen present, Northerner and
southerners alike wa for p ace. The
address of the presiding officer, Mr. Flor
one?, wao replete with kindly allusion
and peaceful sentiment. The speech of
Mr. Forney was of the same general
character, while the responses from the
Southerners abounded with similar aspi
rations for Ii -.ninny and reconciliation-
Here then is a great lesson for politicians
111 the country at large. bile raving
orators declaim for party principles which
tlemen,, coaling from various parts ot tho
country, and professing widely different
political principl. s, all of them experienc
ed in the practical walks of journal ism,
and, tliereiore, oetter man any oilier class
j tbc Washington and Richmond press.
A Parliamentary return, prepared from
official data, exhibits the consumption of
foreign, colonial and domestic spirits of
all kinds in England, Scotland aud Ire
land, during tlie year 1868. The figures
are as follows : England 18,457,890 pil
lons ; Scotland 5,818,583 gallons ; Ire
land 5,131,087 gallons pfttl 29,407,500
gallons. This is 607,400 gallons less
limn were consumed in 1866, notwith
standing the increase of population. The
; population of Scotland is about one half
1 of that of Ireland, but 687,496 gallons
i m rc of w hiskey were drunk in Scotland
I than in Ireland last yr-ar. The pnpula
I lion of Scotland is about one-sixth that
of Eug!aiiiT,"uu't the consumption of wbis-
ky in Scotland was about one-third of the
j consumption iu England. So, as New
f York contemporary remarks " Scotland,
i 'which is by nil odds ihe most thrifty,
j "prosperous and pious of the three prov
"hiccs which comprise the Uuited King
1 "doro, is also the one in which the people
"dt ink most whiskey." The same jour
nal remarks : "It would be absurd to
"argue (hat if the Enghyh and Irish
''should drink as much whiskey as tho
''Scotch do, they would thereby come in
"to the possession of ihe virtues of tho
''Scotch; but this would really be no
"more foolish than the assertion that the
"use of whiskey as a beverage always
"brings men to poverty, disgrace, and a
One very remarkable fact and it is by
no means creditable 70 American honesty
is that tho British Goveimueut manage
to collect a tax of somet ime like (75.-
900.000 ('he lax being much higher than
. . . v . . '
J'"s,) n this 29,47,460 gallon of spir
Its, wlillo our t.ovevninent fails io -
halt as much from one hundred millions
of gallons. Whiaky ringn are not known
iii Great Britain. They not only exist
here, but Ii .ve made the fortunes of offi
cials, and. are supposed to have been en
couraged by prominent meu. Richmond
l.tf The. London Times after recording
the principal events of the past year, and
speaking of the present relations of Eng
land, says : "The Unfriendly feeling ex
isting' between England and America is
the only disquieting element in our 'for
eign reunions, as is evinced in some de
gree by our prosperity. It has been defi
nitely determined that an ovcrbcarinrr
system ot diplomacy tintr not settle arm
.... I F
present existing between the 11
two coon trie, and it is useless to renew
the negotiations for the adjnstment of tho
Alabama claims, until ,thc President of
United States is prepared to reconsider C
the inadraisable demands which have been
heretofore promulgated as 'be ultimatum
of Ins countrymen." This is not a very
favorable intimation as to ihe settlement
of the difficulties between the two coun
Tbe wages paid on Mississippi river
steamboat average: For captains $175
per month ; pilots, $200 lo $250 ; first
engineers, 110, and deck hand 930 to
A Missouri fanner recently paid a debt
of S 1 ,200 in ftlwr coin.