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SALISBURY, N. C AUGUST 19, 1810.
Th, underfed has the nleasure to an
Mtaaoe to kk natrons and the public that,
within the last few months, he haa made im
portant and valuable additions to hia office
in new ) and mussse and other facili-
PRINTTNO, and ia now Ixttter
to meet, promptly and well, any
aent him than at any tfcne rime '61.
Hia aagra recent additions of materials ware
asseeaai with especial reeWeaoe to the print -law
of SCHOOL CATALOGUES,
PARTY TICK K I N
He belierea he is prepared for anything in
hia line and likely to )e callud for, and that
he can ooute aa near giving rutin satisfaction
in the matters of stti.ic, mat and rnire,
as can be reached by any printer in the State!
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Address, J. J. Hmxkr,
June M, tO. Salisbury, X. C.
FOR SALE !
I WILL SELL FOR CASII, at the
Oaajrt House JsV
HOCK8VILLE, DAVIE CO., N.C.,
on the 4th day of OCTOBER, being Tues
day first week Superior Court, the well
kuowa t ounlt I.I i: PROPERTY,
which is one of the best country stands for
Merchandising in Western X. C'.. bciug situ
ated 23 miles from Salisbury, on the Wiikes-.
buro' Road. 10 miles from Stateaville, in a
fine neighborhood, with a good
with all necessary Warehouse for a general
trade. Also, good
Oat Houses, lee Mouse, good Orchards, and
some Two or Three Hundred Acres of very
TOBACCO LA AD,
and is, upon the whole, one of the most de
sirable places in the couutry.
Any oue wishing to examine, the Property
dec., will please call on J. W. GRAY, or the
Messrs. ST1MPS0XS. who are now in hus
iness at that place; and for further particu
lars, address me at Eagle Mills, In .1.-11 Co..
N. C. T. X. COOPER.
July 22-29:1 lw.
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RETURN THKI It TllAXKS TO TUK
public for the very liberal patronage en-
Ciyod by them during the past year, and hope,
y fair dealing and strict attention to business
to merit a contiuuuuce. if not an increase of the
We Will coutinne to keep on hand a good sup
Pi v of rAMILT okoOBUBI, in
Freiih and Salt Fish,
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Whiskeys, Hnnidus, Hum, Gin, dc , dc
BOOTS, SHOES, DOME8T1C8,
in 1'act, almost everything usually kept in a va
riety Store, all of which we will sell low for
Cash, or Country Produce at the high
est market prieeTT
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.000 ii i ;w aud.
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Kidney and Bladder Diseases, Orgauic
Weakness. Female Afflictions, General De
bility and all complaints of the Urinary Oi -gana,
ia male aud female.
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age heretofore extemleu lo rum. :ie now
is theui that he has fitted uu a new and
hop, in Sr. Henderson s Brick
Soil ding. Room JVo- 2,
where he would be pleased to see them. He
Suarantees to give t -at;.-fact iei, in every ease.
! has ia hixnploy of the l-t Ran- Oressers
ill Western North Carolina, lie n-ipiX-jts n t-all
Salisbury, K. C, Dec. 17, 1S9. 50- tf
AH BOKO I U H HOt BK,
BALE I G H ,
Having no conneetion with any other Uotcl
in Raleigh, I shall make the
WHAT IT HAM BEK.V,
Th only Eirrt Clmi Hotel in the City.
J. II. Blair,
March II? tf Piopricfor.
CHARLOTTE, n. c.
Thia well known House having been xkwi.V
" FttemsHEDand BEnrrcD in every He part
is now open for the accommodatMB of
.' ' THE
g9Omaibns at Depot on arrival ofT rains, lot
sb 4-otf H. C. KU I IS, Vop'r.
Mrs. Henry W. Miller's
COB.. NEWBEKK A PERSON STS.
K A M M. II. IV. C.
fcbll tf OJ'ISKI' KOVEMBFB 182
NORTH CAROLINA, t Superior Court,
1M vie County. (Spring Term 1870
Elisebeth Sprouse, assignee, plaintiff,
1st. George D. Sprouse, of Yadkin county,
a brother of Robert Sprouse, deeeased.
2d. George R. darter, Robert Daniel and
wife Hannah. David Kendriek and bis
- wife Harriett, Lucy Holliugs worth, chil
dren of Amelia Sprouse, dea'd. a sister of
3d. a. Thomas Jones. George Jofjss. ap J two
other children of Sally Jones, dce'd. who
wsj) a dauglsa of Atartha aroase( flee'rf,
' - " l 1.. S, !.!,
To George It Carier, Robert Daniel and
wife Nancy. George V. Kelly aud wife
Haunah. David Kiudriok and wife llarri-
- ett. aud Lucy llollingsworth, children and
Heirs at Iaw of Amelia Sprouse: aud
Thomas Jones, George Jones, and two oth
er children of fnrrv .lone, wbosc are ori-
kuowu. and James Smith and two other
childreu of Jaue Smith, dee'd. non-resi-
You are hereby notified that a suinmonst
lu the above entitled case, has issued agmus.
yon, and the complaint therein was filed in
i he Superior Court of Davie county, ou the
"Jfth day of July. 170.
You are also notified, that the suiumoua iu
the case is returnable to the Judge of our 8u
perior Court, to be held for the county of Da
vie. at tin- Court House in Mocksville, ou the
second Monday nfter the third Monday of
September, IH70, when and where you are
hereby n-ouir-d to appear aud auswer the
complaint in default whereof the plaintiff
will apply to said Court for the relief deman
ded iu the complaint.
Witness. II. R. Austin, Clerk of our said
Court at office in the town of Mocksville, on
the th day of July. A. D. lrJ70.
II. R. AUSTIN.
Clerk Superior Court,
sJug5-:ilv pr.feetlS. .
NORTH CAROLINA. In the Suerior
Cai.dwiha Ch)nty, $ Court.
M. A. Bernhardt, Executor of Henry Smith,
Lewis 8. Hartley nud wife Clarrissa. D. W.
Pressuell and wife Elizabeth. Maria H.".ys,
Rufus Smith, Ephriam Smith. Willis Stan
ly and wife Selena, John Moore and wife
Emily, W. W. liaruea uud wife Caroliue,
Marcus Smith, Marion Smith, Phillip VV.
Itarties, Hardie Barnes and Ida Barties.
To Ephriam Smith, Villiam Stanly aud wife
Selena John Moo e and wifeEinilr. non
resideut defendants in the above entiled pro
ou are hereby notified that summonses in
the nliove entitled proceeding tlV issued
against you, and the complaint therein was
filed in the office of the Clerk of the Superior
Court of Caldwell county, ou the 11th day
July. A. D 1H70.
You are further notified that flie sum
mons in this proceeding is returnable to
the office of the Clerk of the Superior
Court of the said County on the 1st day
ot September next, when and win-re you
are required lo appeal and answer the
complaint in default whereof the plain
tiff will apply to the Court, for the re
lief demanded iu the conipiaint.
Witness, R. R. Wakefield, Clerk of
he Superior Conrt in Lenoir, the 11th
day of July, A. D., 1870.
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The lltth Annual Session of this Inititntion
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PARTICULARS OF THE RIOT AT
H A RRO DS BURG FIVE MEN
KILLED AND MANY WOUNDED
A BLOODY AFFAIR.
From a gentleman who arrived in the
city from Harrodburg, Kentucky, on
Wednesday, we learn the following par
ticulars of a bloody affair iu that town on
Monday last :
A large number of negroes were in the
town, and all of them were voting the
Radical ticket. White Radicals were at
the polls, and challenged every Demo
cratic voter. The election passed offqui
etlv until about five o'clock in the alter-
noon, when a difficulty arose between -a
young man named S. R. P. Lawrence and
a negro. 1 He engaged in a hand-to-hand
nght, and a short distance from tlie court
bouse Lawrence shot the negro and then.
cut his throat, nearly severing hia head
from his body, killing him fristtntly. Tbe
,.. .. ,...,t area -, - j -
short time about two hundred negroes,
armed with muskets and shot-guns, col
lecled in the vicinity of the court house,
and one of them shot Lawrence through
the body, inflicting a wound from which
he died instantly. A ahot tired by tne
necrroes struck a young man, son of Mr.
Green Johnson, who was sitting near the
bank, and who had taken no part in the
affair, killing him Instantly. W. H.
Hawkins (white) waa seriously wounded,
and Matt. Bradahaw (white) bad his
throat cat with a ball. About one dozen
white men were outraged 'he difficulty.
Several others besides the above named
were slightly injured. Two negroes were
mortally wounded, and have since died,
and eight or ten others were wounded.
The whites were armed only with pistols.
At least five hundred shots were fired
The negroes then retreated towarda the
suburbs of the town, when the peaceably
disposed citizens interfered and quelled
the disturbance, and placed a strong guard
over the town. The most intense excite
ment prevailed, and the bloody riot was
very nearly renewed on Tuesday by the
attempt of young Hawkins to shoot a ne
gro named Snend, whom he accused of
having killed Lawrence. The negro seiz
ed the pistol just as Hawkins was about,
to fire, and held it until Colonel Cheno
worth and others succeeded in disarming
Hawkins. It is said that both of the par
ties between whom the difficulty origina
ted were under the influence of liquor. ,
The good citizens of the place deeply
regret the dreadful occurrence, ami n
strong guard is still kept in the town lo
prevent a repetition of the bloody scenes.
Rapidity of Lifs. Human life j
like a path, the end of which is a fright
ful precipice. We are. told so at the be
glmiiig. We try t-check our onward
stef ; but no, it is decreed that we must
march, march. An invincible power
drags us on, on unceasingly, to the fear
ful gulf A thousand tionbles, crosses,
vexations, beset our path j but where an:
they, if we could only avoid the frightful
cud? No, no ; march, march, hasten on.
From time to -time, objects pleasant to -the
traveler, running waters, and flowers
which quickly pass, tempt to amusement.
We rejoice because our hands grasp a few
flowers and fruits ; flowers which fade ere
the cl ise of day and fruits which are lost
in the lasting. What delusion ! enchant
ed, dragged on nearer, nearer the gulf.
Already the joys of life lose their bright
peas ; the gardens for ns bloom less rweet
jy : the gay flowers become dim ; the
plains lose their smiles, and the waters
their transparency. Death throws its
shadows on all things. We feel
are nearer and nearer the brink ; one step
more ; horror seises our senses ; all is
cm In,-ion and we arc dead.
An American Dental Association, which
has been in session at Nashville, Tenn.,
for the pst three days, adjourned sine die
on Thursday evening. The next meet
ing will be held at Atlanta, ( ia.
Gladstone nut England's neutrality on
the grontid of humanity, without a single
hint at trade. , 7"
MSSBSBSBBSBSSSJSSBRnhlMrtc.1l SOT 1
BRILLIANT DESCRIPTIONS OF
THE BATTLES OFTeAST WEEK.
The Ptaaatoaa adopt
a atratcr y ni
moat identical with the
the same boldness which
ne h, but with
tilted lor then
ao fortunately at Sadowa t hoy allowed
their two conversing trmk-s to disregard
any connection with each other, and aw
ed op at onco to attack the French At the
two points upon which tba Kmperor had
apparently designed to make the attack
himself. The first movesMafllHH
raid upon the raU
oHBanTcatcT Bitklhu IHHh
centre and left. The next was the afair
at Saarbrnck laat Tuesday, when Gener
al Froaaard aeiaed the railway connecting
tbe forces of the Crown Prince with the
Pruasian centre and right That no at
tempt bad breaymade to- derend ft is line,
aud iiu anxiety was uuuiifvstod to iccovcr
it, showed that the Crown Prince waa
confident in his own strength to conduct
an independent campaign. Marshal Mc
Million, meanwhile, had movrd dewn from
Strasburg and eatablished hia headquar
ters at Ilagetiau, while two of his divi
sions occupied tbe lorlified of Weiscnbarg,
situated directly on the frontier at the
foot of the east spur of the Vosges. Aa
he was reinforced during thu tcceut battle
by portions of Canrobert's corps from so
far buck as clialous, it is probabble that
the troops hud already been ordered to
join lim in view of an immediate ad
vance. Thus at the beginning of the great bat
tie which raged from Thursday until Sat
urday night, we find McMuhon, with a
powerful corps of picketed men, at the
angle of the two lines which formed the
French position, threatening two avenues
of approacd into Germany, and covering
the whole valley in his rear. Ou Thurs
day the Crown Prince, with portions of
the Fifth and Eleventh Prussian corps
and a corps of Bavarians, fell upon Mr
M alioi, V front, carried Wieeenburg by
assault, curried the heights of Geisburg
in the rear, drove in the two advanced di
visions, and moved several miles into the
French lines, tearing up iL road in the
direction of Iiugenau, ftiid comiielling Mr
Mahon to move hurriedly to the left aud
conceniraie in uie neiguuoriiooa oi imcne
lly this brilliant operation the angle of
the rrench lines was driven in, and not
only was McMahoii' position turned, but
the Crown Prince threatened to take the
and rear and roll them up
f loth parties
during the night concentrated fot a deci
sive battle. McMahon drew five divisions
from General de Failly's Fifth corps at
Bitchc, and (he next morning, with a
force reported by the French at 150,000
made a ferocious attack ut Worth, aliule
village a few miles northwest of liagenau.
The battle lasted until nightfall, was re
sumed on Saturday, and ended late in the
afternoon with a complete Prussian victo
ry. Four thousand prisoners, thirty gunf ,
six of the famous mitrailleuses, and two
standards, were among their captures, and
Sunday beheld the gieatest of French
Marshals in full retreatacross the Vosges,
striving to recover his connection with the
main body of the army, and at the same
time to cover the important city of Nan
cy. Simultaneously with McMahou's at
tack at Worth, on Friday morning, Gen.
Frossard attempted a forward movement
from Saarbruck with the Second corps,
but was at once assaulted by a portion of
the Prussian centre, under Steinmetz.and
after a sharp engagement, with heavy
losses on both sides, was defeated almost
as signally a his comrade ou the right.
Thus, with the right wing turned and cut
off, the centre driven in, and the rear in
imminent danger of attack, the entire
French army was, and perhaps is, in a
most critical situation. For two days
McMahon was entirely unable to commu
nicate with headtjuarteTB. The Emperor
had no choice but to full back and swing
his line toward Nancy, so that now, sup
posing this mnnu-uvie to have been suc
cessfully executed, he is nearly perpen
dicular to its former position. ThePrus
ians on their part are pressing forward
laeir right w.'S moved from Treves toward
I Saarbruck, and is close up with the cen
tre, ready forja movement southward along
the western slope of the Vosges to inter-,
cept MdMahon, while the Crown Prince
is still in the beaten Frenchmen's rear,
aud the troops of Baden arc pouring n
crosa the river into the valley from which
McMahon has just been driven.
, New York 'Iribune.
If Col. Kirk has done no other good
while commanding the North Carolina
militia, he has accomplished much iu ex
posing the weakness and cowardice of
the secret political organization of the
"Ku Klux Klan," or White Brotherhood.
It is shown that they are few in numbers,
and have wielded power and created ter
rorism only because of the timidity of
those opposing them. This exposure has
made the organization appear ridiculous,
aud instantly its strength is gone.
Near York Tribune.
A Norcl Remedy fnr Swearing. A
California fjaper, commenting upon the
great temptations to ihe sin of profanity
in that country, says : "An iiitelltgcijj la
dy of our acquaintance, whose little boy
Was begfi niug this strange talk, anxious
to explain to her child the horror of pro
fanity, hit upon the novel process of wash
ing out his mouth whenever he swore. It
was an effectual cure. The boy under
stood his.mother'sjensJk the corruption
of an oath and the taste of suds, which,
togeihcr, produced thedesirrd result."
PRESIDENT OlANT ON TttE
FRENCH AND PRUSSIAN WAR.
A correspondent of tba Naw York Sun
profas to have hod an interview with
I'reaideot Oraat at hia cottage at Long
Branch, daring which the following eoa
vetMtioo o the war iu BtBya aaaurtasl i
A at EIC A If KTMPATHm.
The correspondent having auggealed
that Americans sympadriaw with Prnssia,
th President m plW
Yea, I don't know bat what we do.
Oar aympalhy is the result of commerce,
German emigration, and because tbe Ger
mans took our bonds and stood with ns
during our war. France didn't like King
William and Bismarck senjt three tele
grams of congratulation to us. Not one
came from Napoleon, who, on the contra
iy, was at I he time hitting us sly dabs in
Mexico. Seward lot him hit, because his
army waa all the time eating up the beef,
and tanning the bides which otherwise
would have gotten into the rebel army.
In fact, Maximilian was a sort of provi
sion destroyer in Mexico. If we go back
of the last war there ia no reason why we
shouldn't sympathise with France. Na
poleon sent troops, and L ilay ctte come to
help us, while i rtderick the Freat hired
out a lot of Hessians to Great Britain.
Correspondent: Ar.d if you go now
about five miles from Potsdam you will
see a marble monument, on which is writ
ten in clumsy German, "Sacred to the
memory of 8,000 German braves, who
died heroically in the American war."
What do you think of the capture of Saar
bruck, General I
General Grant : Little skirmisshea and
a reconnoissance now and then don't
amount to anything. Sometimes in check
ers a man gives away one man, and by-and-by
takea three. So In war. Then,
Saarbruck don't seem to have been a Ger
man town. It was like the the rebels ta
king Bowling Green, Kentucky, or Little
lather belonged to them, but
ral Steele retook Little Rock
a victory. I think Aiaycnce win
Fredericksburg of the war, and
e Hlnck Forest will be the Wil-
a . ii .a a .a
r. At least, i snoura tninx mat
dern warfare had demonstrated the
fact that it is foolish to assault a fortified
town when yon can just as well march
i i- .. .. . . .
to starve or come out and fight you.
Genera? Hooker and General Burnaide
both stormed Fredericksburg ; but I
think if they had it to do over again you
would see them marching right around to
the rear. Mayence, Coblents, and even
Ehrenbreitenstein, the Gibralter of the
Rhine, if managed at all, will have to be
managed as Fredericksburg was at laat.
You can't storm Ehrenbreitenstein any
more than yon could Vickabarg from the
Louisiana flats. You can Lombarmd it,
but when taken it will have to be starved
out- Now, I don't think these French
fellows are much on the, starve-out pro
cess, they're too fast ; and here Prussia
has the inside track.
Correspondent : What will be the pro
bable strategy of the Prussian army t
General Grant: It will undoubtedly
remain strictly on the defensive. The
Prussians are now ...wJhmillfUSiiMtn"
were during the laat war. They will
find defeudlng themselves againat the
French far different from conquering Aus
tria. The victory of Konniggrats was
won without a Prussian quartermaster's
department without even a base of sup
plies. They started, like General Pope,
with headquarters and jnndquartcrs in the
saddle. This strategy Is only safe with
victory. It would have been aa disas
trons with King William at Konniggratz
as it was with General Pope at Centro
ville had he met with a repulse. The
Austrian campaign was successful, but
it would not do for King William to fight
the French in this" way. He must stand
still entrench j and the French must
dig him out out or . work in the rear.
Spades will be trumps again, as at Vicks
burg. There is a stiikirg analogy be
tween the French and Prussian armies
and the old Union and rebel armies. If
she takes the aggressive, penetrating
French territory, the same result will un
doubtedly await her that awaited Lee in
Pennsylvania. Gettysburg and AatietAni
both weakened the rebels more than years
of defence warfare. Kondggratx will not
be repeated dnring thia war.
Correspondent: Whal will be tlie effect
of the war on this country 1
- QimsJ QraaAt Himory wHl repent it
self. Onr war taist d value, not only
here, but all over the world. People
couldn't live in Europe after one, nor one
half as cheap ns before. The present
war will raise values in Etiropsv Amer
icans will come home. Iron, leather, and
coal, will advance there. Then we can
compete with them without a tariff. The
war w ill be a self-imposed high tatiff, im
posed on every article of foreign importa
tion. This war (and here the General
, ... 'ill L , 1. ..,.,.,
blessings that could be afforded to Amcr-
was cntlinsittsiici i "
lea. It will raise Europe up to an equi-
Iibrium of prices and labor. Uur lacto.
ries will start again. Importations wiU
cease. They will nolonger be able to
make a coat cheaper in Europe than in
this country. Our breadstuffs and bacon
will have to furnish their quartermaster's
department indirectly. Pork will ad
vanee, and general farm produce will
bring corresponding high figures if the
war lasts, as 1 now think it will. Our
bonds will come home at first, but they
willbe quickly absorbed. They are safe,
and foreigner are even new making large
apatite of then fn American bauke.
Many are coming back ; but few want
lo realise on them. They make a sure
revenue for them, no matter how the
tarna oat at
THE PRESS ON THE MILITARY
SITUATION IN EUROPE.
There has been hesitancy and lack of
nerve in the opening of the campaign on
the side of the French, due in ansa meas
ure, no doubt, la tba wretched health of
. - . - . , , ... ..... i
early life, although a proteased staasat of
the art ot war, he did not have an oppor
tunity to acquire practical knowledge of
the handling ot troops, lie must have
available, the right men into whose hands
to give the command. As a statesman
ho will not be slow lo recognise tbo ne
cessity for that course and act upon it
The curtain has merely risen upon the
theatre of war, and we have not seen
enough to authorise any one 'to suppose
that tbe French are doomed to certain
and signal defeat in this contest with
Pruaaia N. T. World.
France cannot consent tn peace while
she still has resources sufficient to restore
the honor of her arms ; and Prussia can
not consent until tbe enemy who has so
rashly provoked her to tlie field shall be
deprived, for the present at least, of the
power again to disturb the repose of Eu
rope. The war will doubtless go on ; but
such victories as those of Sunday show
that there is, after all, a possibility of its
being made a short war. Another blow
like this and the danger that all the other
powers of Europe may be involved in the
struggle, will be greatly dimin!shed, if
not removed altsgcther. N. Y. Sun.
The extrication of McMahon from his
present isolated position, and a success
in front of Metz, would place the combat
ants once more on a footing comparative
ly equal, and open a new and perhaps a
long campaign ; but as affairs now stand
the future is black With omens of danger.
N. T. Tribune.
A victory was scarcely expected for
Prussia at this stage of the campaign, and
its moral effect in arousiug the enthusi
asm of all the German people to make
even greater efforts than heretofore for
the realisation of the great idea of a free
and united Germany can scarcely be asti-
equanimity ; and if this victory is but the
precursor of others even more glorious,
the world expects that the conquerors
shall take the lead in freeing Europe from
the fetters of feudalism that still bind its
people, and become the champion of lib
erty. Philadelphia Enquirer.
Judging from present indications the
war promises to result in a speedy humil
iation of the French government, and in
a dethronement of the Napoleonic dynas
ty forever. The career of this remarka
ble family seems to be coming to a close.
Even if the Prussians do not succeed in
occupying Paris, the loss of prestige of
tbe Empire will react terribly against it.
The most important consequences are al
ready looming up among the possibilities
dependent upon the success of the Ger
man cause. Philadelphia Press.
THE ELECTION IN NORTH CAR
OLINA. The returns indicate conclusively that
the Democrats have carried North Caro
lina by a large majority. They have in
sured the election of a Democratic United
States Senator m the place of Senator
Abbott, whose term expires on the 4th of
March next, and five of the seven mem
bers of Congress. Iu 1808 the State gave
Grant over twelve thousand majority, and
it is now estimated that the Democratic
majority in the recent canvass will reach
nearly ten thousand.
It ffc not difficult to account for so mark
ed a change in political sentiment iu
North Carolina, when we consider the
tactics which have been pursued by those
who have been fn control as,, the Repre
sentatives of the Republican party. Tbe
policy adopted by Gov. Holden was, in
onr opinion, ill-advised, and precisely
such as was calculated .to exasperate the
people,- and alienate them from us. He
undertook to conduct the campaign upon
the extreme prescriptive plan which had
beep pursued in previous years, and tbe
result has been that he went the right
way to work to render the Democrats vic
torious. The appeal in behalf of the ne
gro, which wia the pretext of Gov. Hol
den 's extreme measures, was not respon
ded to, even by the fa cdincn themselves.
The whiles were consolidated in their op
position to what was regarded as outra
geous assumption of authority, and an un
necessary exercise of a despoils power.
New York Times.
With respect to Mi. Dickens' family it
may be news to many to hear that he find
ten childreu, (t'ight of whom are living )
namely, two daughters and eight sons -
Of the sons, one is In the royal navy, and
now stationed at Valparaiso ; who iu hi-
diar and two sheep-farming in Australia,
near Melbourne. The oungest of the
fsons is at' college, and the eldest is now
conductor of All the Year Hound UI the
daughters, one is married to Charles Col
linr, brother of Wilkie Collins. She is
the heroine of Millais' famous painting oi
tba "Black Brunswickcr." The, unraar
rid daughter, like Miss Thackery. is s
novelist of more than average talent, her
best works being "Aunt Margaret' Trou
ble, "Mabel's Progress," and "Veronica.-, '
THE MARE IS MINI MOW.
Aa old gaiiMaaaaii bad an only son, and
asoeludad to pat all hia property into hk
hands on condition that his sea would
maintain him. As they had hat ooa horse,
the father rods and the son walked to the
JtjBtkw'a office to get tba baaiaess done.
The writings were drawn sad executed,
and the sen pat the deeds in his pocket.
Tbe old gsatlsmas then walked oat of
th room, and was ia the set of mount!
er, the more is mine now," and left tba
poor old mane to tradge home alone.
Next day, the father, who kept hia sor
row to himself, was silt fug before a bls
sing fire, when he called bis son, aad raids
"Johnny, I have been thinking of so
move property which was omitted in the
deed yesterday, and I don't know wheth
er it is best to give it to you now. or wait
Ml t l a s.k
Hit A UUIC UUIIU Willi II.
"Oh," said the son, "the deeds have not
been sent awsj to tbe register, and ft
best that the business should all be done
"Well, then," says the father, "get the
Tho son hastened to his old bureau,
and brought them to him. The father
asked if they were all.
"Yes," says John.
Then tbe father tacked them under the
fore-stick, and turning round, cried out :
"Johnny, the mare is mine now."
A NOBLE ACT.
The New York Herald of Monday I
the following, which will be interesting
to the many friends of Dr. Deems in this
State t '
"For two years the Church of tbe Stran
gers has been worshipping in the large
chapel of the University, Dr. Deems suc
ceeding his friend Dr. Hawks in the oc
cupancy of that chapel. The Church of
the Strangers is undenominational and
unsectarian ; a Christ! in Church requir
ing only faith in Christ and good living
for membership. Some time since the
board of trustees, thinking the chapel not
exactly adequate to the wants of the con
gregation, decided to purchase the Mercer-street
Presbyterian church for the sum
Vn' ytifdlilfse, wMffi thidnrJuorV VTmufer
bilt came forward and placed in tbe bands
of Dr. Deems a certified certificate of de
posit for that amount, made payable to
the Doctor, with the understanding on
the part of Mr. VanderHlt that it should
be applied to the purchase of tbe proper
ty. It is proper to add that this was a
spontaneous offer on tbe port of the Com
modore, without tbe slightest hint or so
licitation On the part of either Dr. Deems
or any member of hia church.
"This is, indeed, a most noble act on
tbe part of Mr. Vanderbilt, and long after
the bronse statue over tbe Hudson River
Railroad depot may have been melted
down to make other monuments, history
will perpetuate the fact that Cornelius
Vanderbilt gave a church to a congrega
tion representing no sect bat the largo
and catholic religion of Jeans Christ.
WHERE WOOD COMES FROM.
If we were to take up a handful of soil
and examine it under the microscope, we
should probably find it to contain a num
ber of fragments of wood, small broken
pieces of the branches or leaves, ot - other
parts of the tree. If we conld examine it
examine it chemically, we should find yet
more strikingly that it was nearly th
same as wood in hs" composition. Per
haps, then, it may be said, that the young
plant obtains its wood from the earthifi
which it grows. Tlie following expse
ment wiH show whether this conjecture
is likely to be correct or not. Two hun
dred pounds of earth were dried in an
oven, and afterwards put Into s lar
earthen vessel ; the earth was then
tened with rain wather, and a willoi
weighing five pounds was planted there
in. During the space of five years the
earth was carefully watered with rain wa
ter or pure water. The willow grew and
flourished, and to prevent the earth being
mixed wii h fresh earth; or dirt being
blown upon it by the winds, it was cov
ered with a metal paste full of very mi
nute boles, which would exclude every
thing but air from getting access to ti e
earth below it After growing in the
earth for five years, tbe tree was r enur
ed, snd on being weighed, was found to
have gained ono hundred and sixty lbs.,
and this estimate did not include the
weight of the leaves or dead branches
which in five years fell from the tree.
Now came the application of the teat.
Was all this obtained from the earth f It
had not sensibly diminished ; but, In or
der to make the experiment conclusive, it
was again dried in an oven, and pat In
the balance. Astonishing the result
the earth weighed only two ounces less
than it did when the willow was first
planted in it ! yet-the tree had gained 114
pounds. Manifestly then the wood thus
gained in this space oi time was not ob
tained from the earth ; we are therefore
compelled to repeat onr question : "Where
does the wood come from ?" We are left
with only two alternatives, the Water with
which it was refreshed, or the air in which
it lived. It can be shown that it Was sot
due to water ; we are consequently, sua
ble to resist the perplexing and wondet
ful conclusion -it was derived Irosn tbe
air. Life of u tree
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