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SALISBURY, If? ., JUNE 10, 1870.
The Connecticut Mutual
TS THE STRONGEST
by the N
Ca: .tot ever IW.OPO.oCJ
f axpensoa to total receipts ih imso, only
& Mr east. '
IU ratio of Assets to Liabilities, aa measured
the Nw York laral Standard, if $l.V.,04l per
I it frjnuca all deatrablo lornis ol I usur
strictly equitable terms, and at Uie
; attainable rates of coat.
8. D. WAIT, Oen. Agent,
Aprl It Offlee, Kalei. N. C
J NO. A. BRADSHAW, Agent, Salisbury.
BARBEE'S HOTEL ,
high point, n. 0.
Opposite baIluoad depot.
Ten pacts from where the Cart atop.
Meat ofportera in attendance at all train.
Mail 8Upe for Salem leave tliia house dally.
laaaaMW diapatcuad tt any (rulul at abort notice
by private conveyance.
G lateral for the liberal patronage of the paat we
hope by strict attention to the wante of oar guests
to aatrita contin nance of thi same.
WM. U. U ARB EE,
Jan. 7, 1H70-Itf Proprietor.
PAINT8 FOR FARMERS AND
OTHERS The i ration Mineral I'alnt CoWare
now manufacturing tlie beat, cheapest and most du
rable paint in aae ; two eoate well put on, mixed
with pore Unseed Oil, will last ten or fifteen years;
It is of a light brown or beautiful chocolate color,
and can be changed to green, lead, atone, drab,
olive or cream, to suit the taste of the consumer.
It is valuable for lion sen. barns, fonees, carriage and
car makers, pails and wooden ware,; agricultural
implements, canal boats, vessels end snips' bottoms.
canvas, metal an) slungle roofs, (it being fire anil
water proof.) floor oil cluths'iine manufacturer lia
ing used 5,00(1 bills, the past year.) and as a paint
lor any purpose is nnsimmsseil mr body, durability
elasticity and adhesiveness. I'M re 96 per bbl. ol
300 lbs., which will supply a farmer for years to
noma Warranted in all case as above. Send for
a circular which gives full purtirnlars. None gen
Me aniens branded in a trade mark, raltnn Mm
era I Paint. Persons can order the paint and remit
the money on reccpt of gonna. Address.
BI DWELL CO.,
jaa. 7, l870-6m 254 Pearl St, S. Y
agent. Ml IW dot
Ian. SilJreu L. BTIB
l3rtt A DAY I 40 nfw si tirl. .
m in. Mas. five
for at gt nllsj ijnM
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Btesfi, fHililila, Pa,
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lOBIotja, R0WSTRAKlK!Tk Marriwl tailas rM-
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H, nl free for iUioi
Adilrrn MM. at. MKTMUKH, Han
fwri WILL PAY A0NT4I a aslar. f IS dollar. r
V v wen i r alluv a lr eommlMlui l
J. W. r KINK A CO., Maraiiall,
ANTKU, AO BNTU-tn dollar W.lch (Ih, . Irr n rral-
l to r.OTV Llv. Baa vs. will ac aa oar area'.- -
Uualuen. Ibrklsivi tiouo'ablr ; p-y. i dollsri per da.
Addrea. a. MOriBoa iissiui a un , rnisMrfii, rs..
lOOK AUKNTi WANriO ' Ladlr. of
19 U-iv " No opporitloa. Burl rnsravlni
aales. For drml r.
Cincinnati and Chicago,
u. s. ri
it I. trill Mi CO.,
ALUM CM Wasted Is a naytaf trail
FYCUOMANCY, FASCINATION or SOUL-CHARM-INO
fOOrag-s, clolh. Tlds wcndarfnl book has
fall Instruction. I tnsbl. the reader to faK'nste .Ith.r
if i, . r any animal, at wHL MesntarUm, (.irltu.llsni and
tundreda of oih, r curium .xp.rTmi h's. It can be swrahs
wl bv 'vwUntf sddr. ., with ten will poilag., to T. W.
YAWS A CO ,Ko AO, South Klshth St., Phll.d.lphla.
STsB rPANOLED BAMHIB.-A BVf, 40 eihwa pa
psr, Lrdsw .is., illustrated. D. voted to Bkrtchc.,
Po'n . Wit, liumor, senulnc fun. Won rni. (of s aeniiblr
kind) sod to the rxporar. of Bsiudllng, liumbus., Ac.
Oal Tft eat te a rear, and a sspOTb iigravlug 'Kvaaas
.ine," 1 1-gx, fMt, .rat i, SVss) circulation. Moasj r
funded to a l whu ask It. It la wl -a a - . , frarUn, truth
ful. Try It aew, Tft rente a vrar. BpMimrii. frss. Ad
d "IIAN KR. ' llinada r If . H
DeBing-'s Via Tug eurea all Lirer
Kidney aod Hladder Dieiues, Organic
Weakneaa. JCauale Altlictioiis, tirueral nu
bility aud all coin). Vmts of tbt Urinary Or
trans, In male and female.
(1,000 will also be paid fur any case of
Itliud, ltlredintr or Itchiiiff Tiles that De-
Uiny'g Pile Remedy fails to cure.
UeDing'S MAU1U 1.I.M.M1..N l cures
Rbeumatisnir Pains, Itruises aud SvTelled
Joints, tat man and beast.
Sold everywhere. Bend for Pamphlet,
Laboratory 142 Frauklin St.. Haiti
more. Md. apr22-ly
T)KTUINS UIS THANKS to his OLD
XV Fit I EXItS and tho Public for tho liberal
pHtroiiae heretofore extended to him. He uow
informs them that ho has littcd up a new and
Shop, in Br. Henderson's Brick
Building , Boom XTo 3,
whore he would be pleaded to see them. He
Kuaruntee.'t to stive sntislaetion in every ease.-
He has in his employ of the best Hair Dressers
in western .ftortb turnima. lie requests a call
I rum Ml.
Salisbury, N. C, Dec. 17, 1869. 60 tf
Syrup de Cuisinier:
Compound Syrup Sarsaparilla.
AN OLD, STANDARD, and WELL
recognized preparation, made strictly sccohlinff to
so entlnc rales: from theftest and purest materials.
Every fatelitasot I'liyaician knows what this pre
paration is; ana or course .nuw wnat lie is pre
scribing. Not so, with thelnoiisajid and one new
tangled Wood PnflflertV Alteratives, ftev, with all
man net of new and ontlandsih names, winch are
constantly being thrust upon the country, in, aueh
quaatKien, by such persons, and under SBehclrcum
atancea, aa to give do reasonable guaranty of any
value. But so it is. The world must be humbug-
geil consequently, there is no lack or iiumlmggcrs.
This Preparation, judiciously combined with oth
er appropriate renxedirs. is capsble of doing, what
It is well k no w n to have do ne for the past fifty years, or
more, far the cure of all constitutional disease, such
aa mrernta or King a uvii, every manner and form
of Eruptive diaease : Venereal, either primal or sec
ondary; Rheumatism-in a word, any and every
ejection of the human system In which the Wood,
the lib of the human system, la in any viae depraved
r miwi.iijm.,1 mail Sll oine
Prepared and for sale
- jane 3 3t
SILTS Drag Store,
Salisbury, V . C.
Bed Bhk Exto rminafor.
WITHIN a short time, marry rm YoluntarT
aasnrances have boon kindly given by
those who have used it, both in town and coun
try, of the complete exterminating effect of this
Without smell without stain easy of ap-
Elicalion.it not only' instantly destroys them,
ut prevents, for a length oi time, their repro
duotJon. Indeed, its anoeess is so marked,that
a few who have been accustomed to use, what
may be termed, tho "stink pot" remedy, can
hardly realise its success.
There is no accounting for tastes, however.
Everybody to their liking, as the old woman
said when she kissed the cow.
Thr lata war has certainly been prolific of
manv ills political, moral ami physical ol
these latter, probably one of the worst, is, the
production of what may be called, for the want
of a better nam ft, the Aarrf-sA, or trtmhul fed
Bug; whMvfJt is presumed, nothing short of
SHfroHfyrrrisr, or 'iVAfNiar will destroy. If so,
woe be to the pool souls' who have to "enjoy"
them, even for one night. The Exterminator
may be had for a trifle, on h .
At E. SILL'S Drag' Store, Salisbury.
Jane 3-2t '
CHARLOTTE. N. C.
In vc nUn who vlth to fake out Letter. PitV.it ar
vlnerl to cunwl vlth UVHH A CO.. edit r. oflht Fclen
tide Ainfrlcnn, who have proareuted clalmi bfore th
Patent Umoe for orer Twenty Krm't. Their Ame rimn
vfiri Kuril pean Patent Agtacj U the mutt exiwnaivt In the
world Char;e leta than any ntirer r IhiMa- ajr- nr y. k
pani.hiet cunta li'titf full Inatmctlon. to (nren'm li aeot
ft-taua. MINN t uo.t i farm How. New York
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Editor and Proprietor.
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A MODEL HOUSE.
Being; a ctlppl, I bar. road, house planning a Sfc'al
it miy. en. t'tiiu i..t M.rin (mm provw a model of e a
venleB'e, beauty awl mrtmomy. Decrl.ilvc circula s of
Plana, Vi, w. etc , tHi a- ne-al tnformat1 a of valo. to
all aaat free. Aiiil (with .tamp or x'r'pl If eou.riil
.t t). GEO. 1. C0I Ity, Arebitwt, Waterbary. VM-moot.
KJ Horse ruver., ernbodring a i iai ricea Improve
nient. and taking th I. ad of every kl-d In m.rkrk. Man
ufaeturrd h GEO. L. S0.UIKU A II SO., Hulls lo, N. Y.
K r "uar or ftorga Sfaosa for 1S7U ssut fr...
Old and Bound, and warranted to be
the Pure Juice of hc Orape.
OLD POUT OLD MADEIRA PALE SIIER-
KV ASD M A I. All A .
Iii seleciinc these Wines, every possible
regard lias been had to their purity aud
soundness qualities indispensable to the
purposes lor which they are used ; and pecu
liarly distlnp-iiishiucr them from the vile com
pounds so often palmed npon the unsospect-
uig pumniHier, itiwi
ble price. At ,
June 3 St
had at unohjectiona-
. SILL'S Drag Store,
Salisbury, N. C.
A moat convenient, pleasant and efficacious
remedy for the HOWELL COMPLAINTS
now of very general prevalence, among od and
young. A tew pills, taken at short intervals
will most promptly end eilcctually arrest any
ordinary case, in a few hours. -
frtce "io cents a box, witii directions, may be
At E. SILL'S Drug Store, Salisbury.
WINNING TUEllt WAT I
1'hc Music Book for the Nasses.
u i ti;k's w st hool
Piano-rorte, Cabinet Organ, Melo
aeon, vioun, srince, uiari
onot. Fife, Flareolet,
In Senarate Books.
Dosiirncd to enable an v one to obtain a know!
edge id' playing the above instruments without
the aid of a teacher, with a Large Collection, of
tho Choicest Melodies of the day. Price of caqh
book ) eli . Bent poatqiaid ou receipt of price,
l nllHUIV A ! l..,..' ,wl V... V...L-
i'i i.ju.i WW., uvowu nuu v. , . in
This well known House having been bzwly
yt'BBIKHED atrti RESiTTKf in everv depawt
Ts aasarosMi fcsr n if
TU A V BLJ . InV; pi Rfiic.
my-.Tninibn .H l p-.l vrivaiofTraiiiiv?efJ
ib 1-otf II, i: I.I F. -p,
PHILLIPS A BROTHERS,
TWO DOORS ABOVE THE
Court House, on Main Street,
IJBTPHN TIIEIK TUANKS TO THB
1 i public for the very liberal natronneo en
nved hr them durinir the naxt venr. and honn
3f fair dealing and. strict attention to business
to merit a continuance, if not an increase of the
same. " - .---
Wo will emit i nne to keep on hand a good sup
ply of rAlVIILV GROCERIES, in
eiiiurig gy (.
Fresh and vill l ih.
OF KVKRY VABIETY
IFsUbIsV, Brandies, Bum, Gin, tc., te.
BOOTS, 8HOE8, DOMESTICS,
in fact, almost everything usually kept in a va
riety Store, all of which we will sell low for
Cash, or Country Produce at tho high
est market price.
They also offer for sale on private terms, an
KXCKLLF.ST IiHKLLISC. IIOI SJC with
large comfortable Kooma. Conk and Dining
Kooms, with necessary outbuildings. Attached
to the dwelling is a store room 'JO feet wide by
70 feet deep, with a Onn Smith Shop in the
reur The lot on which -.iii! liuililingx are situ
ated is 70 by IH foci, aud afford au excellent
Parties wishing to-purchaec will please call
at the store whcni the preuiisc.i vi ill bo shown
to th ui by one of the firm, and terms made
easy PHILLIPS 4 HK0TIIEKS.
Feb. IB. 1870. 7-tf
THK t iiK-vrut uu-uu riB,
a vile it Kiwirirn, ri iLuuin t;
FOR TUB OLD MOBTH STATE.
VISIT TO THE PILOT MOUNTAIN.
To the Editor of the Old North State:
Dkak SlS: Please give ihia eouuuu
nieation a place in the columns of the next
issue of your worthy newspaper, and very
much oblige. Also, excuse incoherence
of composition, and pardon me for not be
ing more concise. I have been as lacon
ic as possible.
Monday at noon, May 22nd, a party of
fire persons three ladies, one gentleman
and a beardless youth, who is a cripple
the names of whom, I here give initially,
vis : E. 0. 8., H. A. O., L. A. C, M. B.
F., and J. A. S., (cripple,) st. tried from
Smith Grove for tho Pilot, in a two-horse
At Hnntsville we weie fortunate enough
to add another crigplMTs.-i; to our
party ; and a very worthy one is he. We
then had, in the same wagon, six white
persons, our colored friend, r rank, whose
services were procured as driver, hostler
culinary boss, errand boy, &c, and provi
sions, horse lood, &c, sufficient to do un
til we should return. Mr. Editor, it would
seem, that, to pack such a vast number oi
human beings in a two horse wagon, to
(jet her, with numberless boxes, trunk
valises, &e., containing provisions, cloth
ing, "odds and ends," "unmentionables,'
&e., is an impossibility, nevertheless, this
is true ; hot, believe me, when 1 say,
close pack it was."
Although we were decidedly too much
cramped to enjoy the ride well, yet, as
mast of the party very welt understand
vocal, as well as instrumental music, we
sung and chatted, and chatted and sung,
thereby keeping the whole crowd from be
ing taken captive by the blues, and arriv
ed at the Pilot Tuesday c renins: about 8
o clock ; having received, on our journey
thither, no more serious injuries than con
fusions on the ancles, shoulders, head.
Also, some of the crowd complained of no
little inconvenience from corns which had
been sorely c-xispcratcd from the mi wont
ed pressure received durinir the iouruev
- M . f - . . .JR. .9 -
I, tor one, received a smarting lutimation
from a corn which 1 have, that said corn
was going to declare war against my fur
thar enjoyment of the trip, for allowing it
to oe imposed upon, knowing, as 1 did, its
morbid sensitiveness. Suffice it to say
that its insinuations were true, tor it was
irritable to the last : altlioogh I became
indignant at its Insubordinate oomplacen
K. (-. Hrl.l KI , A J. I.BKllilJ.V. Jr.,
. m i nr. 7i nr. tt r -
cy, it still retained its ire
Stopping at the Gilliam horuc, we pro
ceeded to unpack our most valuable
freight the ladies, then came boxes,
trunks, valises, wine bottles, crutches. Ac..
and, at length, emerged from beneath half
a wagon load of hay, two crippled boys,
each of whom cast a furtive glance at a
small keg, which was being carried into
the house by our colored friend, Frank ;
of the contents of which they thought of
imbibing pretty freely ; and they proved
their actions consistent with , their
Wednesday morning the weather be
ing fine, we again got aboard our wagon,
and hied away to the mountain, the base
of which is one and a half miles distant
fromGiUtW. Gq up' as the
spring which is as far as any one has
ever gone in any kind of vehicle we took
the hoises from the wagon, and F. M A
J. A. 3., bejtig the cripples, were prevail
ed upon to ride, on horseback, one half a
mile lurtber to the "walnut cove, against
which they made, no very great remon-
s. ranee, but rather embraced the opportn
nity with alacrity. Still, as we were mi
nus saddles, our crippled friends did not
consider themselves very highly favored.
nor much edified, by the mutual co'iide.
scciision of the crowd, in as much as ri-
ing up a sleep mountain, on horseback.
without saddles is rery difficult; foras J.
A. S. says, his expvriei.ee is. that his
horse went up tin- steep places a little fas
ter than he himself, could Dossiblv tro
and that he. J. A. S., came very ricar ri
ding ell Leniud; J. A. S.
"adent'v in "equestrianism
dismounted, and walked or crawled rath
er till, at last, wo reached the base ol
the large pinnacle, when we sat down
ana waucu me arrival oi me rest of our
party. Wfc were noi doomed to a long
suspense, however j for, in less than half
an hour, L. A. 0. and his fair protegee
came to band, all evincing the fact, that
they, too, were considerably fatigued, the
veracity ot Winch thoy most explicitly ver
ified by taking a "sifcfcwu" on ihef first
rock they saw, thai sntraed for aeesX Be-
I -- - a 1 ft. " j;
Jlllj; ICIM-.IIVU, .UHl J.?!.!- HlNIU'IUII,
L. A. O., M. B. E. oTB , and II. A.
G., ascended the pinnacle, but, not be
cause they wished to rtsvo a more com
plete panorama of the sarrouudiug coun
try, but because they wanted to exempli
fy to the cripples, that "two legs are bet
ter than one.
One hour on the acme of this lofty cas
tle of (lod s creation, aud our party de
scended, fully gratified at what they had
aeon, and feeling themselves most worthi
ly compensated for the trouble, fatigue ant.,
danger attendant upon the ascent and de
scent of the spire of this sublime temple
The view of scenery en Tuesday -wee-ineffably
grand far surpassing anything
my eyes ever beheld, borne of onr party
are Virginians, and have visited the moun
tains or Virginia, bat say, thet never saw
any mountains of that Suite that can em
mate the rttot tor majesty and ' Beauty ot
scenery. I think, mystlf, that, at this
season of the year, the Pilot is without a
rival for grandeur and beauty. The shrub
bery being fresh, and in full bloom, it i
presses upon the mind how an old castle
was wont to look, surroonded by a bean
tiful flower garden. It more forcibly in
culcated the fact that, I bore is a Supreme
I icing: it teaches us the utility of the
woiks of that Supreme Being, and stamps
humility upon our hearts, when contem
plating the futility of thu art of man
when unaided by the providence of (Jod,
as contrasted with the natural works of
Those who ascended tho pinnacle hav
ing returned te those" below, we set out to
make a circuit of the pinnacle. When
about half way round, we sat down and
partook of some refreshments, after which,
we uns and L. A. U. regaled onrsclves
with a smoke. Being refreshed and par
tially rested, we again started on our cir
cuitous route, and in a short time came to
the "sheep houae," Mr?he aotttk pole ol
the spire of this mnguincent dome, where
we halted to admire the wildlv fanciful
romantic "sheep house," and also to take
a social game of "seven-up."
While here we noticed that the western
r horizon was nearly totally obscured by
dark cloud, and, icchng sure that a show
er ot rain, and perhaps a st rin, was im
minent, J. A. S. sought shelter by flight
and hnrried down the mountain at a rapid
pace for one so lame. J. A. S. was fol-
eoming off behind not a little disnlensed.
I If we may jndge from his disconcerted
, looks, and, also, by tho manner in which
he bold on to F. M. Being rid of J. A.
St., F. M. rode within fifty yards of the
pinnacle, where he stopped, and sailed
for J. A. 8., together with L. A. 0. and
M. B. h, whu had previously ovcrtakon
J. A. S. All being together, we proceed
ed across the slight ravine to tho little
binnacle, which F. M. end J. A. S. were
fully determined to ascend, although, sueh
a feat for them to perform would seem
preposterrjui. Tet tney did sseend it ; J.
Yadkin Oollbob, N. (V, I
May 28t, 1K70. f
Dbar Eiirron : Phis being a leisure
evening, I proposs complying with my
promise that you should hear again from
mo and from Yadkin. Hnee however I
know but Hula of my innermost self and
care less for comments thereon. I will
give the place and uot tho person my lim
ited Una. Even were I egotistical, I
could afford you noihing- right now but
bad news ; toy having contrived to play
ut generally here of late, I am nothing
snore ttVsiay thaw ae w4so la minus iatei
A. 8. going in front ascended It without Icct, disposition, appetite, heart and sweet-
any assistance. F. M. was slightly
aisled by L. A. C. Inasmuch as '1 hurs
day was a very foggy drizzly day, our
view from the little pinnacle was very in
complete. Tarrying on the climax of ihia stupen
dous ai)a of rocks not more than hour ; as
it ban commenced raining considerably,
we thootrht it best to return. So we walk
ed back to the place where we ascended.'
But now came the most arduous task for
our crippled friends I As they had to
"crawl" in ascending, so they were com
pelled to slide In descending; and oh I
heart I Unfbttaiiata dog I Hence you
eeo the necessity of keeping quiet, unless
I speak of Yadkin, which place I first
saw bnt a few months passed, therefore
I can speak of it only as I now behold it,
tlirongli the long lapse of years, and In
the dim distance of ante-bellum times,
with its more promising associations a
round It. To interest any reader, it is
obviously necessary to acquaint yen with
general events respecting it, I will there
fore commence what I design finishing in
fntuce by giving you short accounts as
they have come down to me.
what a slide it was! Think you, Mr. Twenty years ago, I'm told, the site
Editor, of a man slidintr down a precipice, of Yadkin, alias the "Burr." was an nn-
two hundred and fifty feet iu height, and broken forrest But a lew paces from
lowed by E. C. 8., It. A. 0 , F. M., and
colored frank, while. I,. A. C., and M. B
P., crowed the ravine to the smaller pin
nacle, and ascended it
TI: .1.:. -a
K iiarmg cxituiiiieu lino piiiioiit;, mry
fcVrried together some logs and brush, with
which they kindled a large hie, which we
saw burning at night.
After laughing themselves nearly to
death as they expressed it at the two
cripples' "manner" of descending the
steeper places of the mountain, the whole
modus operandi of which they could sec
perfectly, L. A. C., afd M. B. F , descen
ded the smaller pHflbncle and made all
haste down tho mountain ; arriving at the
wagon just as we were ready to leave
them. So we all return"! together.
Wednesday night we enjoyed ourselves
finely ; had music, dancing, and a game
at cards, which were made more aiitiisiug
by the prcscr.ee of good whiskey, wine,
Tom and Jerry, and brandy peaches. Af
ter haying a regular refer ic we retired to
our respective placos'of repose, and whiled
away the remainder of tho night in sweet
sleep and pleasaut dreams.
hursday morning we rose early,.
we uns went hunting ; Had no success ;
returned before 10 o'clock, A. M., aud
found L. A. 0., V. B. F and F. M., ma
king preparations to revisit tho little pin
nacle to make a more minute survey of it
We'uns concluded to accompany them
So, procuring two pieces of saddles of Mr
Saunders, and the horses being saddled,
F. M. and J. A. 8. mounted the one which
they thought better fifed to carry them
to the foot of the pinnacle, as they said
they were going all the way cn horse
back. L. A. 0. and M. B. F. being mount
ed on the other horse, we four jolly sonis
started towards the mountain. L. A. J.
calling out every now and then "boys
don't ride ao rapidly, for be it known
that the "boys," alias the ripples"
had in their possession that cogent auxil
iary the bottle which lends animation
to drooping hearts, and proves a most po
tent incentive to rcaovato a timid heart.
and lead it on to feats of daring and intre
pidity. So r . M. anil J. A. S. wanted to
ride ahead of L. A.C and M. B. F., in
order that they might imbibe some of the
contents of said-boitW "tub rota." Com
ng to the place where persons invariably
dismount, and go on foot, L. A. C and
M. B. F. dismount, bat P. M. and J. A.
S. made -not the slightest halt. thoMtrh
Tk-' iiT- . k. j. i . 1
cavacsiiy impunuu to ao so, oy ii. a.
O., and M, B. F. When about a iiuartcr
of a mile up the mountain from where pru
dent persons take to their skill at pedes
trianism. J. A. S. made it a. virtue of
necessity, to get off behind, because he
could not help it.
not beirnT an -Undaunted; and determined, ho renionn-
7 w i - . ia . j . i
ted, however, ami roue about two hundred
t .i .t ' I : .. 1 i , I
can you imagine otherwise than that be
must be terribly bruised 7 So It would
seem to me, bnt etiangely wonderful lo
relate, and still more wonderful to behold,
onr cripples were not at all injured iu de
scending this precipitous declivity.
All having gotten down the pinnacle
safe, we commenced our journey down
the mountain, walking" very rapidly.
Getting about half way down, wc noticed,
for the first time, that one of our party,
F. M. was not with us, nor near us, but
had been left behind. Wo stopped to
where the residence of J. II. W. now
stands stood the rude log cabin of an hon
orable, obscure countryman. Just in
front of the door was the fork of the road
from Fulton ferry on the Yadkiu the
one diverging South led to Lexington and
Salisbury the one east to Salem, Dan
ville and Fayctteville. Half a mile up
the East fork stood tho Educational Es
tablishment of tho "Corner" alias Fulton
ferry crefceut and the out .side neighbor
hood. It stood as the Monument of those
earlier days of education until it was torn
wait for him, thinking we had walked too down a twelve month since by an Amcri-
rapidly fur him. In a few minutes he can citizen of African descent to be re-
came up with us, when we learned from erected as a dwelling for him and his sa-
bimsclf that we bad not walked too fast, ble spouse. The surrounding vicinity
but that he had walked, or fallen too fast, was sparsely settled. Tho citizens were
and that he had fallen, he said, forty-clev- generally uneducated, industrious farmers,
en feet down the steepest part of (he Yet in those days of government purity
mountain the pinnacle excepted, and when the yeomanry were an-opnrcescd by
caught on bis chin infernal taxes, there were kept in opcra-
On being asked, by M. B. T. whether lion several distilleries by which the own
he saw " stars" when he b id gotten up, era made pocket change and traded to
ho replied, "no ; but very jocosely re
marked that he saw a "mighty big hole
in the grouud of the same shape of his
The rain was new pom ing down in tor
rents, and the dense clouds, hovering
around the summit of the mountain, cast
a Iuridness over the whole scene. Going
a few paces farther down the mountain,
we came to our horses which We moun
ted and galloped away to the house ; ar
riving them thoroughly drenched, and
feeling very much like "drowned rats,
as F. M. facetiously expressed it.
All of us were in the positive degree of
Wet, being completely drenched to the
kin. But F. M. and J. A. S. were in
"Fayette," as Fnycttevillo was called in
wagoner parlance, to Chcraw and other
Southern markets. It was at these that
the citizens assembled to drink, have
shooting matches, play cards, wrestle,
fight and frolic. Many are the amnsing
and stirring iucidents talked of those days
of but little more than semi-civilization
and retiuenicnt. And only half a mile
distant from where the College building is
now located down the hollow, in front
of the East side, was committed one of
the most atrocious, cold-blooded murders
recorded in the history of crime, for which
the perpetrators suffered tho penalty of
the law in Stokes county. Not wishing to
appear abrupt at all, 1 beg leave to be ex
the comparative degree, inasmuch as they I cused from further detail at present, as it
bad received a drenching externally, and is now getting dark, and a timid boy gets
a better drenching internally, aa any one nervous to think ot bad stories, ghosts and
might have surmised, bad they seen a such (lungs after night ! ' Next time
certain bottle immediately before ana at pi muse to commence in the morning
tcr its journey with them to the moun- J which time I'll give you a lighter, longer
tain J hursday night we had a very and more gladsome view of tho picture
lively timo indeed. 1 hough we felt fa- aud from that time thence, keep yon rcg
ligued, yet none were wauling in ennviv- ularly posted with the items of the "Burg'
ulity, as the music, dancing aud card intelligence. We are all ever glad to
playing fully attested. seize our issue of yonr most valuable pa
We left tho rilot rnuay morning, and per, and m turn for the pleasure &e, de
arrived homo Saturday evening, feeling rived therefrom you shall hear often from
ourselves profusely remunerated for the each subscriber at this place, and know
journey, in having passed one week joy- what ho is doing for himself, whether
usly "esto pcrpetua. J. A. 8. good, bad or indiflercn'. My said bache
s lor friend, H. 1. 8., has come in aud in
a ... , ... . ,, sists upon the insertion of several articles
A-Missourt-cd.tor rails upon delinquent for i.: ' i,-. T tell bim T m writine to the
subscribers in tins narrowing way : Editor and nol lo the ladies, and he wil
"Oh ! oh ! it's enough to sicken the therefore be compelled to prepare his own
soul, the heart, the gizzard of the stoutest communications or else go buck to Muddy
and smutty phizzed editor's devil. We Croeek and make verbal relations.
need money to rent. He are poorer than Uouldn t you like to near him .it it f
"AS GOOD A8 NEW."
u-ir"v K jf 4
The following was taken from sn al
published in 1828 :
"Outvaootns all lias worms of Nik." tauaa.
Who has not heard of the rotlieenako
or copperhead f An unexpected eight of
either of these reptiles will make even the
lords of creation recoil ; but there is a
species of worm found in various parts of
diH State which conveys a poison of a
at are a deadly tat whs as rod
with it even the venom of the rattlesnake
To guard oar readers against this "foe
to human kind" bubo object of ike pres
ent communication. This worm varies
mueh lu size; it Is frequently an inch
through, but as it is rarely seen except
when coiled, its length can hardly be con
jectured. 1 1 is of a dead lead color, and
generally lives near a spring or a small
stream of water, and bites the unfortunate
people who are in the habit of going there
to drink. 1 he brute creation it never
molests ; they avoid it with the same in
stinct that teaches the animal of Peru to
shnn the deadly Goya.
Several of these reptiles have long in
fested our settlement, to the misery and
destruction of many good citizens. I
have, therefore, had many opportunitica
of being the mi luncholy spectator of the
efitcts produced by the subtle poison
which this worm infuses.
rti La a. a. M
i he symptoms of its bite arc terrible
the eyes of the patient become red and
fiery, his tongue swells to an immoderate
site and obstructs his utterance, and deli
rium of the most herrid character quickly
follows. (Sometimes, in bis madness, ho
attempts the destruction of his dearest
friends. If the sufferer has a family, bis
weeping wife and helpless infants are not
infrequently the objects ot his frantic fu
ry; fn a word, be exhibits to the life all -the
detestable passions that rankle In the
bosom of a savage, and such is the "spell"
In which his senses are racked that no
sooner is the unhappy patient recovered
from the paroxysm of insanity occasioned
by one bite than he seeks out his destroy
er for the sole purpose of being bitten
I have seen a good old father, his locks
white as snow, his steps alow and trem
bling, beg in vain for his only son to quit
the lurking place of the worm. My heart
bled as be turned away : for I knew the
fond hope that his son would be to him
"the staff of dec lining years" had suppor
ted him throngh many a sorrow.
Youths of Virginia I Would you know ..
the name of this reptile ? It is called the
"Worm of the Still'
Job's unfortunate turkey, whose bones
rattled s Castanet accompaniment when he
gobbled. If whole grocery stores were
selling for a blue postage stamp apiece,
we could not buy an empty mackerel kit.
Friend! good Mend f Sweet, negligent
friend ! Don't lay this paper down and
think wo moan some Other individual 1
It's only three dollars, hut a thousaud
such trirks make 83,000; and that's a
big thing for a newspaper, enough to put
us firmly on our pegs again, Pay np I
pay up !"
The son of a Chinese Emperor is a beg
gar in San Francisco. One of those sud
ilen revolutions to which that kingdom is
subject hurried his father from the throne
Land caused the murder of all who loved
and honored him. Through the fidelity
of an old servant the young Prince was
saved from the general butchery. Still,
his name ahanc would have bceu his death
warrant at arW time. So he liVcd in pov
erty and constant dread, shunned by all
aud shunning all. When the first cargoes
of Cuineso were seut to California, he
welcomed this as an opportunity tor es
cape from an atmosphere of death to him,
smuggled himself on board one of the
The Jews have a Proverb that he who
brings uot his son tip to some employ
ment makes him a thief. The Turks
aj, "An idle man is, the devil's play f. 1
There is a whole sermon in the saying
of the old Persian. "In all thy quarrels
leave opcu the door ot lecoiirilutiun.
j The ladies being hi rlmrCP of WimfswWther. whew fate invited 44 tejfct
J wr'uiiB rodi ai" far a we could ri! tlx n J alight -:tj':nTi7wii1l-h I1 did vi'iy' rapidly r j,5
Let as not.be weary in well doing , for
ilne ?-ar shall nap. ll uc faint
would I Tell the pretty girls up there,
so ; warn them to bo not found surprised
at nil, for "iu such en hour us they think
not" Thomas will be there courting. For
the sako of sutTering humanity I beg that
they deal gently Willi his young heart,
which I know to be the noblest aud the
best ; hesides, tell them he is a "pretty
man," and more than all, has a fine pros
pect of a large crop of "Bacco," alias
"Barker." Our little orator, F. 8. W
und our "would-bo mnustached," J. L.
W , also beg leave lo be remembered to
certain of the fair ones there, but I've pre
vailed upon t In n) to be quiet yet a while
luugcr ten i ng tiieiri cum ii en snouia DC
seen and not heard-!', Ilowever, when
we shall have finished commcut upon men
like Thomas and mys'if, we will promise
to give the little Jellows more attention.
Since they arc so very industrious and not
mueh ul'ovc Ibc size, l am often tempted
to colt them my: "busy "'Bees." Doubtless
they are untiring, energetic, praise-worthy
little boys,- aud will make useful men!
Perhaps they'd like me to write ihe la
dies as much but I'm too sleepy , ao, good
nigh:, dear Editor. Promising ummc anon,
I am, Truly, truly,
. .1. ' ""'
The beauty of holiness, like llic sun, is
sen by its own light.
A while man in Holly Springs, Missis
sippi, the Other day sould his wife for $22
the wife consenting to the sale.
If yon wo lid enjov your food, lalor
it; if y would -n joy your raiment.
pay ro4T It before" you wear its; if-yett
would sleep aoiindly.h i a j;ood eiiit nee
w.itr bid fellow. '
A Rap at the G irls. An Omaha
lecturess thus discussed the question tho
other night :
"Twenty years ago the ladies were their
own dress-makers, and how beautiful they
looked to the brave men who then courted
them. Then they wore no hoops, no
switches, no anything, but were just as
God made them. A lover could then tell
whether bis love weighed 100, 80 or 70
pounds ; could tell at a glance what sho
was. Bnt now they could not jell wheth
er the girl was made by the dress-maker
or by the Almighty ; they looked her
over, and were not sure she was not half
cotton ; touched her head, and didn't
know whether they felt nature's hair or a
musty waterfall. Twenty years ago, we
were all Christians. We had progressed
for the worse, and as we contiuued, so
would the boys follow."
In a police-court, at Chicago, a wife
thus ingeniously explained away serious
charges of harsh treatment of her poor
"One day, when she was running across
the room with a fork in her hand, he
jumped in the way and struck his wrist
against the fork, wrenching it from her
grip by the prongs, which he ran into his
wrist. " Then he undertook to strike her,
but she held up a pan of hot dish water
between ihem, and he spilt it over his
head. Then he got still more angry at
this accident, and started to jump at her,
but his head come in contact with her
hand, and he fell down. She took hold
of his hair to raise him np, hud the hair
was moistened by the hot water, so that
it came off. Then she saw it was no use
to reason with him longer, and she left
Lcck ax Labor. Many people com
plain of their bad lack when they ought
to l.l.i mo . tin ir own want of wisdom and
action. Cobdcn, a distiiiKuibhed writer.
in England, thus wrote about luck and
lubor i . .
Luck is ever waiting for something to
turn up. Labor, with keen eyes and strong
ill, turns np something.-
Luck lies in bed and wishes the post
man would bring bim the news of a legacy.
Labor turns out at six o dock, and with
busy pen, or ringing hammer, lays tho
foundation of a couijietence.
Lnck whines. Libor whistles.
Luck relics on chances. Labor on char
acter. .Luck slips down to indigence. Labor
strides upward lo independence.
Syduey 8milh.,iu Loudon, was shown
a tirmrr of Anmicaii ice, upon which he
rem.ukert that he was gMil lo see
1 lhiiig i'tfry ttt m fiom Aifericu