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LETTER FBOM GOV. GRAHAM.
Of ..i ..re '
Hii.lsboro', K. C, Oct. 1. 1870
CcntkmeH: I have had file honor to
receive your kind invitation to a public
dinner of llm-Oonswvative party of Bertie,
at Windsor, on the 4lh inst., in honor of
die recent victory achieved in the late elec
tion, and regret, that business engagement
deny me the pleasure of attending.
I beg you howevr, eeirj tiiose yon rep
reseat, to bo assured ol my corJial good
wultea and sincere coevrwiuhitione en the
ercnt Vriiich- brings yo tojrether. 'J lie
graud jauU ol iba hIucIum, attained aa it.
was by tin; calm and spontaneous determi
nation ol the people, not only without any
ndae inmn lo y them in that direc
tion, but in the face of patronage and
power, and the appliance of a military'
force, net uaJly distributed and tutioued at
the pestling ia iav sundry ciwiuiui nf
texarling and holding fu prison many
of Mr most respected and influential men,
to drive them to the contrary, nflfords
abundant cause far rejoicing and thanks
giving by all good and patriotic citizens.
It demonstrates, thit the people arc fully
alive to thr magnitude of the interests in
volved in the contest, and that the power
to control the government is again in the
hands of those, whn expect permanently
to live under i!, to pajMts costs, atid to
feel, in their persons and interests, the con
sequence of good or evil counsels uud-pol-ioy.
It is thus, that it revives hope in the
breasts of those whoroay have been doubt
ful or despondent ; and induces them to
thaud God and take courage to rebuild
their waste places, and make lasting
homes in their native land. It opens up
for the future a new visia. Fuiih must
be kept with the Federal government, by
a full observance nf the rights and a pro
per care of '.he Interests of the colored
race, ; (which no one among us wonldnow
dieiui b it he could,) out till else in our
system of internal government and police,
it hf the hands of the people of the State.
It 16 for them that this government exists ;
by them it is aid for and maintained, and
it should conform to their interests, wants
and tastes. It is manifest that much of
the eTsfntfystem is of foreign importa
tion and not the offspring of the deliberate
judgment of the people. These parts w en
copied from the institutions of States ilif
fercnlly circumstanced rs to wealth, den
sity of population, and the liabiis anil in
dustrial pursuit of the inhabitants. They
do not suit , and will require careful re
vision. Theie is nothing in tin ta.k at
SjMMCiilaied to induce any collision with
tngreis, the members of which would be
as far from ioterferiner in oar domes) icnnd
municipal aff.ur,a they would m jealous.)
of our iuu
y, at they are affected by I he recent
amendments of tint Constitution of the
Uilit'd Slates. Nothing should be done,
rashly, or in a spirit of factious hostility.
But we need a cheaper system, one more
responsible, and lest novel and strange to
At best our path is beset with difficul
ties. In the paucity of our resources, ihe
Wild legislation-ami maladministration of
the last two years have done as mucTFTo
damage nur finances and public credit, as
was done by the war. Hut the down warrh
tendency iu this respect, it is to be hoped
has been arrested by the changes to be
effected by the eleciion, and we may look
again, fur Abe prudence, integrity, and
economy of tVriner l imes. I trust also,
that we have arrived at Ihe! dawn nt least,
f a day ol better feeling, between the
people of the late hostile sections of our
common country ; ,ai.d that the pn.pl, of
the North will see in the exercise ol pow
ar Sy the Conservative people of rhe State,
only a faithful observance of the" obliga
tions imposed jy a cdminnii t. ti - tit in tor.,
and that all prcdieiions to the coetiary
fcave,befn the offspring f mii-epresent-tion
Believe trie gentlemen,
With great respect,
Your obedient servant.
W. A. Gkabam.
- Messrs Jos. B. Cherry, P. II. Wiusloa,
ce , kc Committee.
"So my cousin is coming from Europe
in fulfil the conditions of his father's wilt?
Well, I doa't think moeh of him, that's
sure. Any man that will consent to mar
ry a girl whom he has never seen, for the
sake of a little money, is a contemptible
wretch I" and her alias Lilias beflou
stopped very excitedly.
Hut, Lilias," srguied her oourin Mar
hasn't expressed the slightest intention of
complying with his father's wishes - has
said nothing at all about rottrimauy, has
had uo need of the fortune left him con
ditionally "Well, that only shows him to be mi
seily," was the illtul retort. "And the
mailer iut settles itself down lo ihiac "I'm
Hot going to marry any one whom i don't
loo with my whole soul no matter
what pecuniary disadvanaga may be the
iswuh and I don't want to be bothered
with him anyway. Marian, dear, won't
you. do me a favor T" and the speaker's
w is. i ful gure waa very becoming.
'Why, of course. What is it !''
"Well, 1 thought over this matter all
lost night and have kit upon a splendid
plan, it you'll only consent. You know
we have received permission to keen
bouse down at the old homestead all by
ourselves this summer 1 Well, no one
theie knows us, and won't you bo LUwa
and let me be your maid t It he can't
love me in one position as well as another,
I don't want anything to do with him ;
and if he should fancy yon it would be
Both these yotinfwlrls were beautiful,
wealthy and romantic. The elder Mr.
Marston, on account of some fancied bus
iness wrong he hud done her father, had
left his property to his Son, on condition
that the son married Lilias ; If he refused.
Lilias was to possess the whole. He had
been dead now about a year, and two or
three days before, LiHas had receiver! a
letter from the son, stating bis Intention
of coming again to America, hut making
no 'mention whatever of money or matri
mony. The letter was cultured and gentleman
ly Lilias was forced to confess that ;
but his very reticence on the one impor
tant topic piqued :her, tMid rther revenge
ful she planned out this little programme,
Uicn. after cdaxiug, her eon'sin"iigreli to.
In a few weeks they were located for
the summer in the Sefton homestead.
Mrs. Set'ton and her daughter had prefer
red a fashionable watering place, but
had not opposed Lillias' desire to rustic
ate iu the old farmhouse which was ten-
ated and kept in order by a couple to
whom both. Lilhs and Mariau were stran-
A little petulant shrug was all the an
swer be received, as the fille de chatubre
turned and descended the stairs.
"That man," sha murmured softly, "Is
no more a servant than I am. But be
shan't knew that I suspect the truth,"
and she chuckled amusedly at the thought
of her own secret, which he waa far tress
After tee, while the master and mistress
chatted iilcaeautljr " )h old
porch, tie two servant by tin
pairing away gayly.
fWby, Maifw," Mid the valet, who
answered to the name ol John, "you
For the Of! Konj,
Yadkik CuLtfbft, N C. )
Ma. EDrro: Not seetaVfbr some time
any thing iu y our columns (rounhi vicn
ity, and knowing as f de kow much your
paper is appreciated by oar ciiii. ns, I
propose devoting lo it my present leisure,
half hour, iu order that I may chronicle
of the greatest vHctomi el the (Joe-
ptH, whWh wst tfttsMM eXSsuy Creek
Chnirh, in this county, during wet week.
It was eonductrd by that able and elo
quent divine, Rev. Mr. Howies, assisted
twice a swart as half the young ladies of i.v tlu iev smnuy Gobble
A NEGATIVE, BUT CAPITAL
The new statue of the late Mr. Lin
coln, placed in one of the most fashiona
ble pabiie square In New York, has-been
moat sharply criticised. At last a man
comes forward to defend It j box in doing
so undertakes to eiplain the difficulties
the artist ham to encounter, and thus rives
"Nop, ' said Lilias,
one glorious snm-
mi r evening, I suppose we may expect
llerbert Marlson daily, as I have left a
note lo be delivered to him immediately
after his arrival, informing him of my
whereabouts. But look, here comes iwc
strangers ! May be one of them is he.
Be on your guard. "
The had no t'm; to say more, for both
had approached, and one spoke: Is Miss
Seftoii residing here ?"
Marian bowed composedly.
"That is my name sir."
"Indeed !" with extended hand. "Al
low me then to introduce myself as Her
After ihe necessary greeting had been
intcrchaiTgrd, the new comer glanced in
quiringly at the little, white robed figure
standing modestly apart.
Marian bit her lios ' antdbcrTTy". Lilias
didn't look at ull like a menial, still her
character must be kept up, and iu reply
to his questioning gaZ' sho said :
-.JSiMaggie, you may go in and help Mrs.
Hiown about lea. 1 presume your walk
from the depot has given you7ai7TppetTfeT
and Mariau in her turn looked as though
desiring an introduction to Mr. Marstou's
Perhaps," snid the gentleman, with
ayt odd expression, "bcoro y.ur maid at
tend to that pan cf the business, she will
ebw my valet the mom lam 'e occupy."
. . n.,r j ....iron 1,11 in anv.iri.;"
ol our intfitereiice wnii ilieirs : savu on-K .'. o . . T. .! VTV ' :
i lie vaiei w ay a nanpsome, uara mus
tadieil six foolier, whose every expression
lied his position of servility ; but he had
ouldeictf the valise, and stood waiting
'or his iniido lo had the way : so with a
look which signfied something more than
mere wonder, Maggie obeyed the i imper
ative command of hr mistreis, and pro
"Whew !" said the valet, after deposit
ing his burden, looking up with a smile
into the fair young face of his escorts,
That's w hat I call warm work I Well
Maggie, are you and I going to be good
friends I" .
He spoke rather condescendingly, and
the indignant blood riished Into his com
panion's cheeks as she replied cooly:
"I am nothing of a priphet, and there
fore, find it Impossible toansworyourques.
tion decidedly ; but I am inclined to think
l lie smiled provokingly.
" Thai's had. Hat our opinions am that
subject differ. Why, if wo don't enter
Uincach other what tho dickens shall we
do with onsina4"
"1 hive never tw-en at a loss for
ihe preseat day. What makes you Slav
in so degrading a position t Don't you
know enough to leach school ?"
"Yes, I snppove so," irtdled Maggie
with a mischievous smile he failed la de
lect. She had been purposely showing
off. "But I'm very much attacked to
Mis Lilias ; and a long as one i obliged
lo work, what does it mailer hat one
'A great deal,' lie answered, much more
excitedly than' the eircumstance demand
ed ; and 'hen he proceeded to show her
how she waa injuring herself, end from
(hat they went off into a long discussion
upo.i woman's sphere; and when tjn-y at
last returned to the home II w with
tn . p 1 1 1 r-t reluciauce.
For three weeks Mr. Murslon and hi
valet, John, remained at the old home
stead. Contrary to the cousin's expecta
tions, Mr. Marston eid not a word to
Mai inn of the Strang- legacy of his f it In i ;
and everything went on merrily, until
virible sadness overshadowed the while
John di i Maggie down by the gate.
They had become very good kicad, not
withstanding Maggie' ideas upon their
firs l meeting.
"Well, Maggie," he began earnestly,
"tomorrow we go away : but beiorc
leave I want you to promise (o act upon
That 'suggestion' was thai she should
leave her position as lady's maid, and
seek some occupation fur which her tal
ents mid education lilted her.
Then, withewt waiting (or her reply lie
"I am more anxious about this than
yon can well imagine.
Jits companion" tCTV ner nwni trcunug
John cast a quick grlance into hei down
cast face, and then, s though encouraged
by what he saw, wont on, impetuously.:,
'You must know whnt I want to say ;
mUst feel that I love you belter than any
one else in this wide world. And won't
you lell me whether or no you cau ever
return mv effeelions 1
business ol an importune nature pre
vented your correspondent from attending
before Wednesday night. When 1 Ar
rived I found the church filled to its ut
most capacity wtik the beauty, intelli
gence and refinement of Davidson county.
With great perseverance I succeeded In
geuing a seat iu close proximity (o the
Pulpit. The Uev Mr. Bowie was pro
oeeding with hi erasau, and as I waa
told, baaed upon these words, "Work out
voitr own salvation with fear and trem
bling; for it is God which woiketh in
you, both to will and to do of hi own
good pleasure." At the coiielwsiaa of lite
raee, a eall was made for mourners,
when ihe ynnnpr and old alike pressed
forward to lh allar. Sinner came out
from the barren water of sin crowdiug
their way to t he anxious scat rying out.
"Whnt shall I do to be saved T" Mourn
ers were converted to God, nd joined in
the endless theme of praise ih.u rolled on
like au unending ch.mt of glory. The
bpiriiual drought which 1ns so long pre
vailed fn that community has passed, and
now fu the nucc of iU w Due
"Mr. Lincoln waa a civilian ; a military
costume would, consequently, have been
not of place ; he was no horseman, like
Washington and eott ; an 4otin
statue was nof therefore to be thought of;
be was net a strong-enuled, heroic libera
tor, so lb negroes and the broken mana
cle were hardly called for by the truth of
history; he did not make, control, or
gather the frail ol war ; why, them, the
sho and the cannon 1 He never struck
an attitude j be never imagined himself as
putting bis heel on a dragon; he never
waved the nag ana be never pre I a
parch meat to hi bosom. His eyes in
dulged but little In sentimental rolling
within their sockets, but were sadly bent
on the duty before tin m.
"Mr. Lincoln bad no grandeur of an
external kind, ami the grandeur of hi
mil was not such as bronse or mm ble can
express. He was a remarkably homely
man, as all the world know. He waa a
masterpiece ol ungracefulne - long,
awkward, angular, mid leose-jcinted.
"'I'll artist's difficulties, It will thus be
seen on a moment's reflection, were enor
mous. He had a subject to deal with that
could neither be beautified nor idealized."
The artist, indeed, bud a difficult task.
TKREIBUS ATTACK OF A STAG
ON A CHTLIX.
ling in. Lie uut j or . mBn ... Ba t
the reiiovalinjr power oS God's grace ha , foaantl in the Republican party. We
been felt. The Luiheean Are of God s ,r8 .onwiuced we entertain more respect
spirit ka bee poured- out lie rmh ewW-1 fc, the memory mt thai man- than nine
sm. Serviceveontlnnedtinl feno'cloek, ' lenn.pwentieths of those who worshipped
when tho Uev. Mr. Bowles with seeming him while he lived and had office to die
reluctance 'dismissed the congregation. . and who forrot him before be was
cold in the grave. Now we hear be was
not "a strong, whole-souled liberator."
with the reauest to convene on
sky at 11 o'rlock.
I cannot dose comment upon the occa
sion without bestowing a word of praise
upon thai illustrious choir which so iud
futigahly assisted the nriuislers iu the dis
charge el their onerous duties. I can say
wkh ranch tenth, Mr. Editor, tire surging
surpassed anything I ever heard melo
dious ana consecuEwr -raniy not ot ,.. .
milted soon again, Mr. Editor, to feast
my eye upon such rnro grace and loveli
ness, but 1 shall ever reenr to that oeea
jun.wiih loud delight a one of the most
magnificent eras in the great desert of
my lile. "Old Dominion- "
P. 8. Rev. T. II. Pegrarn, lb Melh
odist prencher irj charge of this circuit,
preached at Friendship Church, yester
No, he was neither a foal nor a fanatic,
but a sincere and practical and good
hearted man. He tola a committee of col
ored people, after the proclamation of
freedom, that they could not get along up
on n footing of ei ual ity with white men,
and would not be happy in an attempt to
gain such a social pbTrtnti ; tuui imf u ue
policy. for their peace and prosperity was
i lo withdraw to some borne wbere itiey
.....,,!. 1... inln lm, till, wllillil anil III I
. . : r" " -"j, . , , set our
I enabled to manage tnetr own armirs in
! their own way, relieved of social conflicts
mid trouble. Such a place the Uuiled
.States could provide for them. This was
tho tenor of his crood advice, which will
On Saturday last, two children of If r.
J. Hoffman Smith, of thai city boy
and a girl, aged respectively 10 and 18
years visited the children of Mr 8. T.
Suit, on his form In Prince George coun
ty, Md., about six mile from the navy
yard. Mr. Bait has an extensive park,
wdve fl high.with
this park la a fine collect is n or animals,
moat ol them obtained by 3lr. Suit u
.Europe. Some of the animals are regar
ded as daugerone, and he prohibited- hi
children from entering the enclosure un
less accompanied by one of the keepers.
They were prevailed upon, however, by
their little visitors to go ialo the park.
They bad net been there long before a
stag weighing 400 pounds ran down up
on them, and began to jump upon the lit
tle Smith boy. Mr. huit's bor ran off
for help, while the little sister of young
Smith seised a stick of wood, and used it
upon the animal with such effect as to
cause him to leave hi first victim and
tnm on ber. He was about to jump on
the girl when the keeper having arrived
with a gun fired one load in the body ol
the animal. The girl waa lifted ap and
assisted in finding her brother, who was
covered with blood and mire, and just a
he was taken up the stag returned to the
charge, when the keeper hot kimjdaad.
The clothing and fleck of the boy- were
tern to tatter, hi foe aad body being
ahrvded from bead to foot, and bis shoes
broken in several place. The apparent
ly lifeless mass taken up and carried to
the keeper's house, the alarm bell sound
ed aad peeplc began to assemble from ev
ery direction. Mr. Sail hearing the alarm
bell drove quickly to tbe keeper' lodge,
and nacer taming lb cause of the alarm,
drove to Uafontown, aud secured tbe ser
vice of Dr. Fisher, of that place, who
was conveyed to the farm, and proceeded
to drees tho wounds of the little sufferer,
who la terribly mangled, but it is thought
may recover Wutninftou Star.
. . .
THE YOUNG WlDOW.
A mm as taker, romc bis
pod at an elegant brick dwell
the exact locality of which is no
of ours. .Aa.
. H waa received by tUff, well-drea-ed
lady, who could be well recognised a
a widow ot some year standing.
On learning tbe mission of ber
the lady invited him to uke a seal hi
Ing position, he inquired far the nam
of persons living in the family of Ik
'Khrht, air,' replied the lady, lad
Very well roar age, madam
'My age, sir ' replied the lady, with
piercing, dignified look. 'I concciv it's
none of your basin what my age Bskjss
be. i our are inquisitive, sir.
'The law compel me, madum. to
lb age of every person Id the ward; it is
my daty to make the Inquiry.'
'Wall, if the law compel yoa to ask, I
presume it compels me to answer. I an
between thirty aad forty.'
'I presume that means thirty five 1'
'No, sir: it means uo such ihing I am
only thirty-three year id age.' -w
'Very well, madam,' patting down the
figures, 'just as you say. Now for fee
Rapimtv OF Lire Human life is
like a path, the and of which i a frightful
precipice. We are told so at the. begin
ning. Wo try to check our on ward step;
tint rut it Ja rbanrend.Lhat. v mnal. laarak
march. An invincible power drag us
on, on unceasingly, to tue fearful gulf. A
thousand troubles, crosses, vexatious, be-
Dath : hut where nre they, if we
, conld only avoid the lrightftil end ? No,
no; march, march, hasten on. I nun time
to lime, objects pleasant 10 the traveler,
running waters, and flowers which quick-
Maggie did net answer In .worder- hay 'd'avriW-rle-'n.rirafitive audkne. 1
hereby Utile smiles spoke volumes ; and , lloljcea ,)rC(i0t tl,0 .Misses H , of Stanly
with a glad smile lift look ner close to uis
After a while ho said, seriously ;
'Maggie, dailing, perhaps you think it
strange that I, a servant myself, should
be so warned about your menial position ;
but I have won your heart under u false t cott.,i, a, therefore did not have the
title. I am not 'John, valet,' but Herbert i pleMBre f mingling in their dear society,
Marston !' ,r 1 fcrtr jf my thrilling-passton is not re-
She didnotcvince the slightest surprise ; cip,ca.d( 1 ana pine away like a poi
but to his amzemcnt, said caluilj ; j 8(l(.d bedbug, and fall- away fiom the
'It's ull right, then. Instead of being flOHri8hiK vineoflife.au untimely branch.
. i r ' .1. .1 . .
county, . K., aueauinui specimen oi uiu , fgaiHt. and they pronounce him not a
strongeoulcd, heroic liberator. He did
not attempt impossibilities. He would
not propose to involve the country in a
ruinous at tempt to accomplish such an im
possibility. So he is no hero, lie didn't
We honor Lincoln's memory, but we
concur with the writer in the Tribune
he won't make a good picture or statue.
' t it nn. ivuipt tu uut u.-i tin-it t . nr ir
tn time to come prove I se r to nave Bean ftVbcafC onr bands grasp a few flow
the very nesi , iimt cuta tie eiven. Mfwa and fruit ; flower which fodo ere tbe
SUCH auvice uiu 1101 sun 1110 knaves nun
ages ot the children, commencing wttA
the youngest, if yoe please.
'Josephine, my youngest, is tea yaaaa
df awn iWv
'Josephine pretty name ten. .Jjf
'Minerva was twelve last week.' ' ,.
'Minerva capti rating twelve.' - -vr
l leopatra Elvira has just turned fif-
'Cleopatra Elvira charming fifteen.'
'Angeliae i eighteen, sir ; jaat eigh
teen.' if ! .MB
'Angelinc favorite name oigbteea.'
My oldest and only married daughter,
ir, Anna Sophia, I a little over twenty.
five.' . , isrr rJ
'Twenty-five, did yea say ?'
'Yes, sir. Is there anything i
hie fn her being of that age V
'Well, no, I can't say that there is ;
bnt is it nut remarkable that yon should
be her mother when yoa were only eight
years of age V
About that time the census taker wafe
observed running out of the house why
aver pressed a lady to give ber exact age.
for Mr. K.
, . w . , , , 1 T
nouility oi American omannoou. i
tilao noticed present Mias T., who was
looking as sweet ns a Yankee, doughnut
fried iu soighura molasses. Much to my
chagrin, l was "called ot! ot lore prcacn-
'Masirie, the maid,' 1 am Lilias Seftou.
at your service.'
Thu astonishment was profound on
both sides, and the masqueraders weir in
due time married, and, lei us tiust, happy.
A Southern 8Aiirsox. There is a
man living iu Calhoun county, Mis., w ho
is supposed to he the Strongest man iu
ihe State, if not in the entire South. He
is thirty-five years of age, aud weighs two
bund red and twenty-five pounds. Me has
been known to carryThree bars of railroad
iron, when it takes from three to five or
dinary men to sarry one. He can take a
cask containing forty gallons of whiskejt
or w ater" (the former is preferred we pre.
sume) and raise it from the ground and
di ink out of the bung bolu with as muck
ease n others could out oi a common
pitcher; ami he has frequently taken a
barrel of flour under each arm, and bal-
'(J, tempora ! O more.'
population nf liiisoi by oh raceiit
rneiit, responded hii companion, demure-; andvetire from tke assumed rank oi the
ly, "However, if you are-dependent ap fourth city of the Union, just as she did
on ontstde society, there are plenty of from her absortiveoapiial-movinp schemes
servant girls about, whom I have no doubt I .
yop" can readily become acquainted wkh. j The proprietor of a forge, not remarka
"I don't fancy servant girls, as a gen. ble for hi correctness of language, bnt
era! thing," he anawered, calmly. "I J who by honest industry bad realised "
have rather high ideas' for valet ; aad, ' comfortable independence, being eal'ed on
cuBscoenily, have but little desire to be-. at a social meeiiag for a toast, give 'Suc
come acquainted with your friends.'' cess to forgery !'
lancing a sack of salt on his head, carried
(hem for several hundred yards with np
p'arentlf but Pttle effort He offers to bet
that he can lift 1.300 pound..
The Focrtu Oixi in iu Ujuos.
St. Louis, winch lias a population of J13,
000, according lo the reseat census re
turns, culiiss to be ihe fourth ci'.y in the
Union in poiut ol population, conuting
Brooklyn ns separate from New York.
St. Louis is ambitions ; it wants to be the
capitol of the nation, and everything else
that is impossible. If the claim now set
up Le allowed, the largest cities, accord
ing to population, would rank thus: .New
Yoik, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, St. Louis J
but we tbiuk our ambitious Western ri
val is rather reckless in wuthing to rush
into tin place belonging to Baltimore.
For ihl city a yeer or so ago, according
to an imperfect Incttl census then taken, a.
popnlv i of 345,000 was claimed, and it
u to h '( ; l the United States returns
...1a u Mt bLaui a.iiu.'M.iii ir liuirA..
It t .rdlv o ! doubted, therefore, that t respective friends, repaired to ill grounds
M. L ui will have in take a back seat
Is there anything sadder than the files
of family letters, where oue seems to spell
backward one s own future T the trail
fabric of paper l still-lirm, while the
strong hand that poured out upon it the
heart's throbs of love, of hate, of hope, or
of despair, is molding hi the grave. Let
ters Tilled with aniietk--, blessed perhaps
in their realization ; or hopes, defeated iu
their very accomplishment ; letters soiled
with professions of everlasting affection
that exhaled with a few morning' dews ;
and others, slawped wkh sincere tove.that
seems, athe time-stained sheet tremble
fn the hand, toTirenthe from heaven upon
it ; letters with atiiiotiiicyments of births,
to be received withe family, H liail ! and
with the fond rceftrd oewpening child
hood and then the black lined sheet,
and the hastily-broken enl, and the sto
ry of sicknes and death ; letter with gay
disclosures of betrothals, of illimited
hopes, and sweet reliance ; and a little
fariherdown In tho file, conjugal dissat
isfactions, bickerings, and disappoint
ments; and perchance the history, from
year lo year, of a happy marred love,
tried and made stronger hy trial, cement,
ed by every joy, brightened all along its
course with cheerfulness and patience,
and homo loves and charities ; but even
in this there is solemnity, for it ts past.-
t i i . - i - i a.
close ot any ana iruits winch are lost iu
the tasting. What delusion! enhanced,
dragged on nearer, nearer the gulf. Al
ready the joys of life loose their bright
ness ; the gardens for us bloom less weet
ly ; the gay flowers become dim, the plains
lose their mile, and the waters their
transparency. Death throws its shadows
on all things. We feel that we arc nearer
the t-iink ; one step more ; horror seizes
our senses; ail is confusion ; and wc
Riches. - The man with good, firm
health is rich.
So is the man with a good, clear eon
science. So is ihe parent of vigorous, happy
So is tbe clergyman whose coat the
little children pluck, as he passes them in
So is the wife who has the whole hesrt
of a goad husband.
So is the maide.i whose horizon is not
bounded by the "coming man,'' bnt who
ha a purpose in lite, whether she ever
met him or not.
So Is tho young man who, laying his
hand on his heart, cau say, "I have tress
ed every woman 1 ever caw a I should
Wish my sister to be treated by other
So is the little child who goes to sleep
with a kiss on it lip and tor whose wa-
a blessing awaits.
A liEM AKKA 1U.K PlMCOVKRY. - - By
many it lias been held as a theory that
the i'uma desert waa once an ocean bed.
At intervals pools ot salt water have Siood
for a while iu the midst of the surround
ing waste of sand, disappearing only to
rise agtin in the same or other localities.
A short time since one of these saline
lakes disappeared, and a party of Indians
reported the discovery of a "big ship''
left by the receding waters. A party of
Americans at once proceeded to the spot
Died for Dollars. A startling in
cident is related in connection with the
flood in Virginia, aud one which shows
with what tenacity some people will cling
in dollars. In this case a man had the
earning of years iu an iron safe. By bis
side wo hi wife and seven children.
Tbe roaring waters of 'the swollen river
were rushing through the lower stories of
his house, outside were a party of neigh
bors with a boat, and who had risked
their lives to save this family. The man
would not leave the bouse without the
safe ; tbe woman refused to leave without
the husband, and there tbey remained
watching the safe, the wateis rose high
er and higher; wiih but a moment's war
ning the house was carried from Us foun
dations, and in a few minutes man,. wo
man and seven children lay silently at the
bottom of the river. Truly they died for
,ft ,: m -
The Boston Traveler, welcoming a lit
tie rain which fell there the other day, re
von doin to.rlnv 1'
Sambo 'Ob, l'se workin
in de brick yard.'
Gus 'Well, Sambo, I'se workin
Mr D., so let's both quit work and
nuntin. W hat say you I
Sambo 'Oh, tins, I can't go. Mr. K.
pays me a dollar and a quarter a day, and
he specks me to make full time.
Gus 'Why, golly, Sambo, yon are
green. De Congressers gits about forty
or fifty dollars a day i and dey quits sod
goes hunting when they please, and if we
do just a dey do, it will be all right.'
Sambo 'How' dot, Gas '
Gua Why, we'll just par off!'
Sambo 'Gus, you too smart for honest
work. You ought to perspire to d Con
gress or de Legislature. Leff us par of
and go dere.'
Gaa 'All right. Sambo, if Mr. K aara
anything, I'll write bim a letter and tell
him wo paired off, and he musn't dia-
charge yon ; aud if my boss rmp'iiWwi.
yon must write bim a letter, and tell him
we paired off, and dat he'd better keep
me. So dat will make it all right.'
j ij 1.
ASHts OH Coiin. Charles Carlisle, of
Woodstock, Yi writes to the New York
Farmers' Club that he ( xperimented last
year with ashes on corn, to which he ap
plied a shovelful of rotten manure in the
hill. Fifty hills were left wilbowt sftk
ashes, a handful being put with tbe man
ure on the other part of the Held. Ha
weighed the product on the fifty hill nu-
nehed and a corresponding number of
hills with the ashes. The gain on tbe
Dart ashed ' was estimated to be eo ual to
a bushel of corn for each bushel of ashes
used, I He asks, is it not possible that
the corn is benefitted by the mixing, if we
cover with the mellow soil to receive tin
liberated ammonia f
The Ctn or Charleston. Accor-
lt is bard to make a citiseu of Boston ding to the recent census of the "Cky by
I... .1.. . :LI. J Lt-A. 1 ' .1.,. C, I. t . C. I ,,, ...nlain A VOX
Tlio sheaves are gathered into the garden, ; and found tmbeaded in tbe sands the
and on earth is nothing left but tbe sear- j wieck of a large vessel. Nearly one-third
ed stubble-field ! of the forward part of the ship or bark is
mm. r- A plainly visible. The stump of the bow-
A Srockixo Duel with Kjnves j sprit remain, and portions of the timbers
Ahoin sundown on r riday evening two ot teak are perfect. 1 he wreck is Join
voutiir men of Alexandria, Va., In order ted . forty miles harfl of the San Benard-
to settle a difficulty thai had arisen be- j iue and Fort Yuma road, and thirty miles
twecn ihcm, armed themselves with west of Los Palmo, a well known water-
kurie. and. avcomuanicu by some ofthcir i mg place on the desert. 1 he road across
" . . , : 1 . .1 i. I .1 1 . I i i l J p
o iu too giwuiiue i i ue uesei i una oeen uaveieu or more man
around Ickaber, across tbe canal lock, on Irundred year, ihe history of the
where having doffed their coate, they ; Ul laled vessel can of course never be
fought sceordingisuihe rule in force in
Western Texas pi eiiitlltO.JhC Wr. Af
ter a prolonged conflict, during which
both were cut and slashed to an extent
that satisfied tbeir friend, they were sep
arated and carried is nrgeou to have
theie wound dred- Neither of them
was mortally hart. Skxmndria- f Va.)
known but the discovery of its decaying
timbers1 in the midst of what has long
been a desert will furnish savans with
food for discussion and may perhaps far
nish important aid in the elucidation of
questions of science.
- : I ache away j I sheet do nulla more for
Never put a burglar in jail that has got Ver ; die chile can stand it as lone as you
the small pox be is likely to break et. jean-.'
appreciate the terrible dryness which has
been experienced tor many weeks by
. large sections of New England, ft ue-
I quire sight to realize fully that tbe.pas-
' lures, sud even tke fields to a great ex-
' tent, have been a brown as in December;
....a itu ..l- r... l, . I, ... i.,.,. t.A
aim iuab vaior, '( wrtjvp, uu.u v o icu
at bams, as ju midwinter, that brooks,
aud stream, and ponds, and springs have
been long exhausted, except iu rare cases;
and that it has been as necessary for our
-formers to economize in the use of water
Us for a ship's company when on allow
ance. And -yet ijris bus actually been the
ondition of large sections of new England
for weeks past The state of tbe eoun-
i try was not only distressing, but really
' alarming ; for iu case of fire the iubabit
; sou were utterly defenceless.
A negro had a severe attack of rheu
i aaatises. which finally settled in his foot.
1 He bathed it, he rubbed it, and swathed
l it, but sll t no purpose. Finally, tear
j ing away tbe bandage, he stock it out,
I and with a shake of bis fist over it, ex
claimed : "Ache away, den. old foliar,
the Sea." it is found to
dwellings. 8,56 families, 70,967 White
males, 10,798 colored males, 11,801 white
females, 14,865 colored females. Total
whiter22,7j8 ; total colored, 25,603 ag
Beef Steak. Kditors Southern Cul
tivator : When you cut np s beef, se
sect such pieces as will mak goad steak
in hot weather let tbe pieces weigh
four or five pounds, in cool weather ten
pounds. Rub well all over with eere
meal, and hang up in a cool place, (ao
alt.) When you cut off a piece for cook
ing, be save and rub nisei over the fresh
eet surface. This plan will enable yen
to have fresh steak for several day. I
tytve tred it fur years, and very rarely
fail The first week ot last July I meal
ed and bung up a piece, which kept jait
ope week, using some of it every mora,
mg- Jxo T. Dotal.
Thomaston, Mies., Ang. 88, 1870.
Why is a gnat like a slanderer t Be
it u a backbiter. '
The last request of a Viektburg rlri
Was. "ftUsV me in a Pjmnadour waias.