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By J. S. Long, Esq., at the Decoration
of the Confederate Graves.
Amid the gleuming lights and radiant
landscapes of the new world, which has
sprung from the desolation of war, we
are met to-day to remember the old
world which has passed away. The
warrior banner has been caught up to
meet the warrior soul. The restless
changes of diplomacy, the sturdy con
flicts of battle and of siege, the mourn
ful tears of fair women and the martial
cravings of brave men, have been sealed
up in the book of history and of fate.
A new creation, fringed with the rosy
faces of happy children, bordered by
the scarlet splendors of purity and
youth, and pervaded by the celestial
airs which blow over a land girt in by
Heavenly sympathy and peace, is
stretching its golden capes and silver
seas on every hand. Night has given
place to day. On every hill-side the
merry shout of the hunter responds to
the babbling music of the vale. The
rivers glow with the opulence of com
merce, and the far wastes of waters
smile unde the rich heritage of blessings
which they bear. Where now is the
sad memory of war? In the midst of
the fruition of the new world, shall we
forget the wrecks of the old? Is there
no voice coming out of the realm of
shadows, which was dear to ps before?
Has the gallant form which wore its
suit of gray at the suggestion of our
patriotism and pride, which went out
from us brave and strong with its love
of country and of home, and never re
turned again to the fair bands which
decked it for the strife, never the power
to visit us even in our dreams? Away
with such a heartless retrospection of
the times that are dead. To-day we are
renewing the wedlock of our hearts to
ihe vanished iovB, which shall never
come to us again in this world. This is
the holy Sabbath of domestic memory
and j;rief. To day "the warrior ban
uer" returns from behind the clouds of
the melting sun. unrolls its streaming
st.-irs from the shadowy ramparts of the
spirit land, descends amid the roar of
unseen artillery, and is grasped on the
field of glory by the hands which
pressed ours with so much tenderness
and love. To-day we are keeping
'watch and ward" by the sweetest
graves to us in all this land. They are
the graves of knights, of martyrs and of
heroes. Their dust is dearer to us than
the yellow gold, which lured the steel
clad followers of Pizzaro and Cortez,
in the days of chivalry- and romance.
But men say that this is a utilitarian
age. The forests are being leveled, new
mines are being opened, new railroads
are being built, explorations into every
recess and secret of nature is being
made, uncounted millions are being
invested in property which but yester
day was the mere vision of the dreamer 'fl
brain, the teeming myriads of popula
tion are crowding with their industry
and skill every acre of the virgin soil,
and men stand amazed at the material
progress of the nation. Even the South
itself, in the very region of the country
jvhere the institution of slavery was the
strongest, and the shocks of battle were
the fiercest, is beginning to bloom like
the gardens of Damascus, under the
touch of mechanical genius, and by the
application of capital and labor. The
cotton mills of New England, for the
improvement of the fabric, and the in
crease of profit, are being removed to
Southern cities and towns. Money,
hitherto invested in Northern inven
tions, factories and mercantile enter
prise, is being bestowed for the expan
sion of Southern ventures and the de
velopment of Southern resources. Add
to all this, that the fair-hand' goddess of
learning hath descended in our midst,
and is erecting her bright temples in
every grove and by every flowing
stream, kindling the eostacy of the
gwticlyre, exciting the genius of the
istoric muse, arousing the intellectual
aspirations of the. gifted and the good,
pouring the limped streams of eloquence
UM the Gods poured the waves of Pac
tolusover its yellow-sands, and we have
a picture of material and intellectual
progress and advancement, which the
most extravagant thinker could never
But it is precisely at this point, fellow
citizens, that we construct the argu
ment of our indebtedness as a people,
and discover the fitness of the memorial
tribute which we this day pay to our
honored dead. No talents or cultivation
of our own could have produced the
prosperity which now greets us. Im
poverished, scarred and broken by the
calamities of war, we should have stood
lipon the utmost verge of eur stranded
fortunes, and sighed in vain for the
vanished good. But when back of us
the whole country has been planted
with heroic bones; when every stalk of
corn and blade of wheat is nourished by
heroic blood; when that single fiery
struggle of four years gave the South
an immortality of fame, and a moral
armory of imperishable forces, we
started out with a capital which no ad
versity could reduce, and no misfortune
despoil of its energy.
The force of moral example does more
for the civilization of a people than lit
erature or art. The Italians had the
splendid imagery of Virgil and Dante,
of Raphael and Angelo. and yet not
even the valor and patriotism of Rienzi
could save them from slavery and
chains; while the English, with the
memory of the gallant defence of Har
old at Hastings, of Alfred against the
Danes, and of the royal Elizabeth,
when, mounted at the head of her own
troops, she inspired them with courage
to meet the Invincible Armada, which
came to launch itself against their altars
and homes, have grown stronger, more
enlightened and powerful with every
passing year. The Southern soldier,
after being stripped of b9 property and j
priue, aiiu leij uuiy uis livery ui uvuiui,
can point with a noble gratification to
the glorious example set him by our
departed braves. And we ourselves,
while treading the cedary alleys of
peace, and weaving our rosy chaplets
for the richest, the most sacred and hal
lowed dust in all the sepulchres of this
world, can strike again the grandest
chord in all the harmonies of earth.
Where is the race of men who ever
struggled, suffered and died like our :
Confederate soldiery? Even amid the
electric lights and overflowing riches I
of this new world which now flashes
around us, we return to this question '
again and again, for in it is concealed i
the purest gem of Southern excellence j
and honor. Were they the men of
Camden, Trenton and Valley Forge? ,
Nay, verily. The soldiers of that heroic
time contended against a powerful foe,
but he had to cross three thousand
miles of ocean before he locked bayonets
with our patriot sires, while theConfed-
erate soldier was always in the presence
of an enemy who outnumbered him,
cut him off from his supplies by his
cruisers and ships of war, wore him out
with his superior equipments, and left j
him not a single advantage with which
to meet the emergencies of the struggle. I
Were they the Federal participants in
the Civil War? These came out clothed
in purple and fine linen, nourished upon
the fat of the land, armed with the
nio6t effective weapens. and recruited
from every quarter of the civilized
world, while our poor boys often won
their grandest victories upon an empty
stomach, shivering in rags, and with .
the defective muskets of a vanished age.
Who does not know of these facts,
w hich we have repeated again and again
to our children? And yet they consti
tute the proofs of a moral courage,
which has done more to arouse the
Southern people from their reverses, to
stimulate them to a fresh activity and
labor, and to crown them with the most
brilliant successes, than all the capital,
patronage and material resources of the
country. Close by the side of the forti
tude, the courage and endurance of the
Southern soldier, is the far-reaching ef
fectiveness of the battles which he
fought. The victories of Blenheim aid 1
Malplaquet not only built the luxurious
castle of the Duke of Marlborough, and
enriched the fortunes of hia family, but
they imparted such an esprit du corps
to the character of the English people,
such a breadth and fullness of self-confidence,
and elevation of national pride
in all their relations to the world, that
such illustrious battles came as it were
to inaugurate a system of military
glory, and advanced the English Em
pire on every possible road of material
and social development. So the battles
of the Confederate soldier, whether he
lost or won, were fought against such
tremendous odds, with such a storm of
enthusiasm rocking his embattled
squadrons as they dashed on the foe,
and with such a reckless disregard of
all the deadly perils of the stricken
field, that even in the gloom cf defeat
they have given him a military pres
tige, a royal and holy occupancy of the
land, which is the basis of all his dawn
ing prosperity. So that the blood which
hallowed the soil of Manassas, of Shiloh
and of Sharpsburg, has built the facto
ries and otton-mills of Georgia, trans
ferred the looms of Massachusetts to the
Pedee and Savannah, peopled the orange
groves of Florida with the pioneers of
agriculture and of commerce, and sent
the fresh streams of a higher life into
every vein and artery of the South.
Yea, more, the loftier plane of manli
ness to which the victories of the war,
won out of the very jaws of poverty,
penury, hunger, nakedness and cold,
brought the gallant people of the South,
has opened a wider intellectual area,
where the blessings of education have '
fallen upon them like the manna in the
desert. So that it has come to pass that
the thunder of the guns at Chicamauga
and Reams' Station hath built the fair
est temples of learning in every city,
village and hamlet, caused the humble
poor to ilock to them like doves to their
w indows, and set in motion the forces
of social chivalry and pride, which
will yet redeem us from the last abyss
of disaster in which we fell by the hard
ships and sufferings of the war. Said I
not. that wo were indebted to the
Southern soldier for almost every bless
ing we enjoy? And is it not fitting that
the memory of the dead should be pre
served as a sacred legacy?
One of the most startling consequences
of the war is the exalted respect cher
ished for us-by our great adversary. If
the Southern soldier had not been
braver, truer and greater than all other
men, like the defeated adherents of the
House off Stuart our brave veterans
would have fallen under the last pains
and penalties of conquest. But it was
not in human nature to exterminate a
race of men who had proven the truth
of Homer's Illiad, and embellished mod
ern history with unparalleled examples
of fortitude and yalor. And now that
the excitements and prejudices of the
conflict are flying like the bats and owls
into obscilrity, nowhere is the Southern
soldier valued so highly and honored so
greatly as among the generous people of
the North. The recent flattering enter
tainment of our own knightly Fitz Hugh
Lee by a Brooklyn regiment, in the very
heart of all the wealth, splendor, lux
ury and political influence of that im
perial country and people, is a tribute
to the undaunted courage and energy of
our soldiers. Fitz Hugh Lee was only
one among the gallant riders, who out
rode the fiery storm of shot and shell
from Bethel to Appomatox. Though
from spur to helm a spotless soldier,
full of all the high and generous qual
ities of a leader among men, yet it was
as a representative of his people, bear
ing the scars of their battles, illustrat
ing the virtue of their sufferings, and
speaking the words, of their iope and
courage, that he received the hospital
ity of the North. This spirit of -respect
and admiration for the conquered is
growing everywhere. In the earnest
language' of the pulpit, in the epigram
matic "sentences of the daily press, in
literature, in the forum, on the platform
and on the bench, in every stratum of
society and in every relationship of
business, this respect for the vanquished
is made manifest. And this is credit
able to them and to us. It shows that
defeat does not always bring infamy,
nor victory an eternal vanity and arro
gance. It shows that the people of the
North, as great as they were in that
tenacity of courage that never gives up,
but fights on to the end, were greater
still in that princely magnanimity which
can appreciate and do justice to a gal
lant foe. And this also we owe to the
bravery and fortitude of the Southern
soldier. Such men as Stoneman and
Rosecrans, Sloc'um and Hooker, who
crossed swords with him- across the red
tide of war, have by their generous
praises helped to weave chaplets for him
amid the harmless activities of peace.
And whatever respect and admiration
have been given to our sunny land, are
to be credited to his heroic deeds.
But, fellow pitizens, as golden haired
morning springs from the loins of night,
so is meek eyed peace the first born
daughter of war. Night with its horrid
tumult of bitterness and strife is gone,
and the radiant day, as we step upon
the shining marge of the new world
which dashes into space, breaks upon
our vision. What of the day, and what
of its signs of promise? A complete
unification of every language and race,
tongue and people, literature and cus
tom, temper and thought, on this conti
nent, is the first necessity of this people.
There must be no more talk of cavaliers
and Puritans, witch-burnfcrs and slave
drivers. There must be no more mixing
of the poison chalice of jealousy and
hate, merely "'to point a moral and
adorn a tale." The old oracles of
calumny and spite, maintaining their
fearful my-teries by the Ashley and
Massachusetts Bay, like the vanished
oracles of Delphos, must surrender their
priestly robes. A universal brother
hood, linking itself with every sacred
intere6f of the family apd the home,
stretching its loying arms around every
altar of religion and every policy of the
State, touching with its magic pity the
very hatchments of the grave, and
climbing the very steeps of the beauti
ful world, must now surround every
community of this nation. And then,
the pure chrism of education must be
bestowed upon every palace and hovel in !
this land. There must be no more !
prisons and hospitals built up by the j
hands of iguorance and vice. The i
Southern soldier never died for such !
homes of wretchedness as these. The
pure light of mental culture, streaming
over every hill-top and vallyof this new
world that dances under our feet, must
be sent into every secret recess of its
forest paths. Every brain must catch
the reflection of the newly risen glory,
and every heart must burn with enthusi-:
asm far the good, the beautiful and the
true. And then, over all this ecstatic
scene of universal harmony and culture,
the consecrating intluence of the love
of country must pour its libn-
tions of sympathy and affection. No'
Manlius on the Taypcian rock '"in the
brave days of yore." nor Wolfe on the
Heights of Abraham, nor Sergeant Jas
per with l'us heart of fire, should eclipse
the grand devotion of the Southern
patriot to his native land. In the proud
cathedral aisles of liberty and law, be- ;
fore the dazzling altars of civil purity
and truth, with the glowing vestment
of priest and acolyte Tilling the chancel,
and clouds of incense risinu to fretted
roof and swelling dome, let the sublime
patriot hymns of our earliest brother
hood lift every worshiper in a chariot
of flame. Then shall our country be as
good as it is just, and as true as it is
But, fellow- citizens, while dwelling
on this conservative theme, let us not
forget the gifted Southern statesman,
who, on last Memorial day wreathing
flowers for the Confederate soldier, is 1
on this Memorial day standing on the
sea of glass, hearing the harjw of
Heaven. Any notice of the Southern
soldier would be incomplete, which has
not to-day a tribute to Alexander
Stephens. Let us uncover before his
mighty shade. There was a time in the
wildest tumult of the struggle, when we
thought him untrue to our tempest
tossed flag. God forgive us for our un
just and ungenerous suspicions. We
have lone since learned to know better
Never ultra or radical in his sentiments
and opinions, conservative in every fibre
of his moral and- intellectual nature,
perhui s however he was not fitted eith
er by his character or political educa
tion to play a successful part in
a struggle of giants, like that
into which he was thrown. As
a matchless parliamentarian and
political thinker, equipped for all the
difficult arts and winding ways of di
plomacy and state crait, he was richly
furnished for the piping times of peace,
and stood first among his equals in
genius, eloquence and learning. But to
drive the flying steeds of war over bro
ken and trampled ranks, to hold the
reins firmly and bravely in the presence
of victory or defeat, and to command
the resources of a leader for every
emergency, whether in the cabinet or
the field,- was altogether beyond
his capacity. But what an orator
he was. He was an armory of
celestial lightning from his feet to
his crown. We heard him in the autumn
of 1861, standing on the platform of the
railroad train in Goldsboro, when the
whole air was charged with electricity,
and a vast, excited multitude was
crowding around him. It was a scene
never to be forgotten. His voice rang
out like the battle cry of one of the old
Greek leaders on the -Trojan plains.
The very car seemed to - rock under the
sweep of his imagery , and the rushing in
fluence of his impetuous thoughts. And
no popular audience, under the spell of
any speaker, and living in any age,
was ever more completely under the en
chantment of a human tongue than the
audience that heard Stephens on
that stormy day. And what a
writer and thinker he was. Never
writing histories of himself, like
some of the other great leaders of the
war, his eminent talents and great lite
rary resources were devoted first to his
beloved South, and then to the history
of the whole country. And if he had
not distinguished himself as one of the
mightiest orators and statesmen of the
Republic, these literary efforts would
have made him- immortal. Let us not
forget to drop a tear and weave a chap
let to-day to the memory of Alexander
Fellow citizens, it is meet and proper
that we should scatter flowers, beauti
ful flowers, over the graves of our
Southern dead. Only let the incense of
our hearts mingle with the tribute, and
sanctify the sacrifice which we offer to
their illustrious memory. All races
and nations have bad tears of sympathy
for those who have suffered, and those
who have attained to exalted places in
the world's history. In the Pere le
Chaise at Paris, where the dead of that
brilliant capital await the resurrection,
is the tomb of Heloise and Aberlard.
The deep pathos of the French people
has made it a Mecca for all that is true
and touching in the passion of human
hearts. Standing by it the traveller re
calls again the suffering of the beautiful
novice, and the superb rhetoric of the
wonderful churchman. He sees Heloise
fair and innocent as the morning, filled
with every grace of intellect and char
acter, moving like a Greek Goddess in
the proud stateliness of her youth,
faithful, generous and pure, with the
lights of home gleaming around her like
angels' visits, and herself the central
object of every affection, sympathy and
devotion. Out of her dreams the elo
quent voice of Aberlard awakee-her. It
breaks upon her like the song of night
ingales, under violet shadows and sap
phire skies. And when the gifted rhe
torician, smitten at last by the ligntnidg
of his own eloquence and the paralysis
of pain, falls at his post, the sorrowful
woman buries him under the shadow
of her own altars, and fasts and weeps
by his tomb until she dies. Can we
not emulate the fadeless remembrance
of the French people, and of the beauti
ful mourner of the Paraclete for our
heroic dead, who were greater in their
lives than all the masters of eloquence,
and more pathetic in theif death than
the fairest victims of suffering and
grief. Let us bring flowers, then, the
brightest flowers for the soldier's grave.
Let us scatter them with a lavish hand
over the noblest dust ever placed under
the funeral canopies of this world. And
then as we sing our paeans ftf victory for
their valor and their glory, let us en
shrine them in eur heart of hearts for
the sacrifice they accomplished.
Figures of Interest.
The vastness of the sum which would
have resulted from an investment of one.
million dollars, made at the time the
Pyramid "Cheops" was built (if it had
been passible to have so "planted" or
lodged it; or its equivalent, that it would
have, in any wise, increased at an aver
age rate of one per cent per annum), it
is very difficult to comprehend. The
figures given in the last line of the table
.printed hereon, we will not attempt to
enumerate, but simply write the total
there shown (resulting m 3'JOO years at
one per cent interest), as follows: 4.
052,555, 153,01 f, 970,207,000,000 dollars.
We tnus leave the reader to suit his
own notions in regard to enumeration.
We remark, ho wjevefT that if so vast a
sum of thojT-going should be divided
equally amonn the 1,400,000,000 men
women and children now inhabiting the
globe, each (including all the babies)
would have the verv handsome fortune
of 82,894,000,000, au amount sufficient
to buy the city of New York, for a win
ter residence, and also the northern por
tion of the state itself in. which to re
create in the summer, and still have a
residue large enough to buy half the
states of Delaware and Rhode Island,
to hold for any possible heir of the next
generation. Or this residue would be
large enough to secure, a.t least, of the
chief railway and oilier transportation
system of the United States. If the
evidences of wealth that would have
thus grown should all be canceled ex
cept in one isolated case, that oue,
when he arrived at man's estate, could,
under existing laws, make a contineut
dance whenever he should choose to
The Pyramid Kings reigned about
40C0 years ago. Oue of the Pyramids
of the Gizeth group Cheops now stand
ing, covers 18 acres, and is 4Sn ieet
high. Herod .'tus says 100,000 men
worked 20 years in building this sepul
chral monument. At one cent per day,
the cost for labor alone would therefore
have been six million dollars. If one
sixth of this amount (or one million
dollars) had been lodiid a,t that period
where it would have increased at ttu
rate of one per ceut. and a small frac -
tio;i additional. 50 a-; to make the in
crease even three fold each 100 years,
the total now would be as shown 111 the
The time "Cheops" was built. 1 million
11 100 vear
- bioo - 50 040 "
-- l.'ioo I I 34s 007
- -Jooo ,1,4Sti 7.4 4ol
- 25HO " S47. 2X8 000 4-1.3
" H( 20.') M1. 132 0'.)4 04!.'
- IV,IH) ")0.()31 54;').0I.)S,000 707
301 mi " 4052,5"j5,1 ;'3,018. 070.207."
A young woman in Georgia nev
er speaks to her father. She con
verses with her mother and with
her brothers as long as they remain
single, but as soon as one of them
marries she ceases talking with
him. She declines to give tiny rea
son for her eccentricity.
In life it is difficult to say who
sometimes do you the most mis
chief, enemies with the worst inten
tion, or friends with the best.
HIS LAST COURT,
Story of the Sternest Judge
Arkansas tver Bad.
Old Judge Grepson, a justice of
peace, was uever known to smile.
He came to Arkansas years ago.
and y tar after year, by the will of
the voters, lie held his place as
magistrate. The lawyers who prac
ticed in his court never joked with
him, because every one soon learn
ed that the old man uever engaged
in levity. Every morning, no mat
ter how-bad the weather might be,
the old man took his place behind
the bar, which, with his own hands,
he had made, and every evening
just at a certain time he closed his
books aqjl went home. No man
ever engaged hint in private con
versation, liecause he would talk to
no one. No one ever went to his
home, a little cottage among the
trees in the city's outskirts, be
cause he had uever shown a dis
position to make welcome the vis
its of those who lived even in the
immediate vicinity. His office was
not given him through the influ
ence of ''electioneering,'', because
he never asked any man for his
vote. lie was first elected because
having once been summoned in a
case of arbitration, he exhibited
the executive side of such a legal
mind that the people nominated
and elected him. He soon trained
the of the "Hard Justice," and ev
ery lawyer in Arkansas referred to
his decisions. His rulings were
never reversed by the higher courts.
He showed no sentiment in de
cision. He stood upon the platform"
of law which he had made a study,
and nom;iu disputed him.
lleoently a woman charged with
misdemeanor was arrainged before
him. "The old man seems more
than eVer unsteady," remarked a
lawyer, as the magistrate took his
seat. "I don't see how a man so
old can stand the vexations, of a
court much longer,"
"I am not well today," said the
judge, turning to the lawyers, "and
any cases that you may have you
will pleased despatch them to the
bestf and, let me add, quickest of
Everyone saw that the old man
was unusually feeble, and no one
thought of a scheme to prolong a
discussion, for all the lawyers had
learned to reverence him.
"Is this the woman?" asked the
judge. "Who ia defending her?'
'I have no defence, your honor,"
the woman replied. "In fact, I do
not think that I need any, for I am
here to confess my guilt. No man
can defend me," and she looked at
the magistrate with a curious gaze.
"I have been arrested on a charge
of disbursing the peace, and I'm
willing to submit my case. I am
dying of consumption, jndge, and I
know that any ruling made by law
can have but little effect on me,"
and she coughed a hollow, hacking
cough, and drew around her an
old black shawl that she wore.
The expression on the face of the
magistrate remained unchanged,
but his eye-lids dropped and he did
not raise them wheu the woman
"As I say, no man can defend
me. I am too near that awful ap
proach, to pass which we know is
everlasting death to soul and body.
Tears ago I was a child of bright
est promise. I lived with my par
ents in Kentucky. Wayward and
light-hearted, I was admired by all
the gay society known in the neigh
borhood. A man came and pro
fessed his love for me. I don't say
this, Judge, to excite your sympa
thy. I have many and many a
time .been drawn before courts, but
I never before spoke of my past life."
She coughed again, and caught a
flow of blood on a handkerchief
which she pressed to her lips. "I
speak of it now because I know
this is the last court on earth before
which I will be arraigned. I was
fifteen years old when I fell in love
with the man. Mjr father said he
was bad, but I loved him. He
came again and again, and when
my father said he should come no
more I ran away and married him.
My father said I should never come
home again. I had always been
his pride, and I loved him so dearly
but he said that I . must never
-again come to his home my home
the home of my youth and happi
ness IJqw I longed to see him.
How I yearned to put my head on
his breast. My husband became
addicted to drink. He abused me.
I wrote to my father, asking him
to let me come home, but the an
swer that came was, "I do not know
you!" My husband died yes, cur
sed God and died. Homeless and
wretched, and with mv little boy I
went out in the world. My child
died, and I bowed down and wept
over a pauper's grave. I wrote to
my father again but he answered 'I
know not those who disobey my
commandments!' I turned away
from that letter hardened. 1 spurned
my teachings. Now I am here."
Several lawyers rushed forward.
A crimson tide flowed from her lips.
They leaned her lifeless head back
against the chair. The old magis
trate had not raised las eyes.
"Great God" said a lawyer, "he is
1'ho woman was his daughter.
Oswaldus Nothiugerus is said to
1 have made 1,000 dishes of tinned
ivorv. all peilecr and complete 111
j every part, yet so thin and slender
! that all of them were included at
j onoe in a cup turned out of a pep
i porcorn of the common size. They
I were so small as to be almost in
j visible to the eye. They were pre
sented to Pope raul V.
As Kalakaua, King of the lli
waiian Islands, has become a prom
I iuent personage lately, it is well
I that his real name should be known.
It is David Laamea Kumanakapun
Mahinulani Naloiaehokalani Sumi-
A Chinese coin 3,0WJ years old,
has been found by gold miners, who
were digging in a claim at Cossiar.
Cal. It is supposed to have been
left there by Chinese manners
wrecked on the coast long before
the Christian era.
; A South Carolina negro lias V2
i children and ;2-l grandchildren.
The Isle of Woe.
All the lepers found in the Ha
waiian group are banished for life to
the island of Molokai. From time
to time a Government mandate is
ssued requiring all leper to report
themselves to the health-officer Of
their district. He inspects them
and reports them to the sheriff, who
has the leper removed to the Isle of
Woe. The law is binding on rich
and poor, native and foreigner, men
and women, as the isolation of the
few is the only hope of safety lor
many. About eight hundred
iwpers are at present upon the is
land. The village has its churches,
schools, stores, and Government
offices. The resident Superintend
ent is Mr. Clayton Straun, a white
man. Atter residing for a time at
Honolulu, he went toPhilanelphia.
Wrhile there the loathsome leprosy
declared itself. He immediately
returned to the Sandwich Islands
that he might end his days on
Molokai. Miss Cnmmings, in her
description of this settlement of
lepers, thus speaks of one who,
though not a leper, has chosen it
as his earthly abiding-place. She
One there is who, iu pitying love
to these outcasts, has voluntarily
taken his place for life in. their
midst. Father Datnien, a young
Roman Catholic priest, resolved
some years ago to devote himself
to this work, and, following in the
Master's steps, seek and strive to
save these poor sheep iu the wilder
ness. It was truly a noble act; for apart
irom the daily horrors of his sur
roundings, there must bo the ever
present knowledge that he may one
day develop sympiomsof the death
Hitherto that devoted life has
been mercifully preserved, and the
good young father continues to be
a centre of brightness and sunshine
in that sad colony.
The Protestant congregation is
in charge of a native pastor,himself
a leper (there are several such on
the island), and the poor little chil
dren born to such a heritage of woe
are taught by leper teachers in two
Latterly',a company of volunteers
has been formed, though it is hard
to see what pleasure these poor
creatures can derive in playing at
The gratest success is the leper
baud, for the whole community
thoroughly enjoy their cheerful
music. The choir, too, is excelent
and is led by a young girl with, an
exquisite voice truly a nightingale
in a dreary prison.
One.ef General Butler's Pranks.
Governor B. F. Butler relates
one of his college pranks in break
ing up an abolition meeting. We
students went into the country and
paid an old farmer fifty cents to let
us catch in his barn all the swallows
we wanted. We got a dozen or so,
and on the night of the meeting a
number of us were present, distri
buted judiciously about the room,
each boy with a swallow in his
pocket. The church was lighted by
old-fashioned chandeleirs, holding
each fiCe or six whale oil lamps.
At a given signal, wheu the services
were under way, the swallows were
let loose, and almost in the twink
ling of an eye out went the lights.
The birds of course went for the
lights, and the rush of air caused by
their wings put out the lamps. We
kissed a girl or two and they of
course-ehrieked. All was commo
tion and confusion for a few mo
ments. Then the moderator, de
manding silence, said that some
unaccountable accident had put out
the lights, but that the au
dience .must sit quiet and preserve
order, and the lamps would soon be
lighted. The sexton hurried away
for a torch there jrere no lucifer
matches iu thoSe(Ia3-s and present
lyhe came into the church, holding
it in front of his face and shielding
it with one hand; the swallows of
course went for the light, and one
of them struck the candle; knock
ing it out of the old man's hand and
into his face. He tumbled back,
gave a yell of fright, aud gathering
himself up took to his heels, vowing
there were spirits there sure. The
crowd, now frightened in earnest,
the students leading, got out of
church in a hurry,and that abolition
meeting was at an unexpected and
Somebody has condensed
mistakes of life, and arrived at the
conclusion that there are fourteen
of them. Most people would say, if
they told the truth, that there was
no limit to the mistake of life; that
they were like drops in the ocean
or the sands of the shore in number, I
but it is well to be accurate. Here '
then, are fourteen great mistakes. ;
It is a great mistake to set up our!
own standard of right and wrong,1
and judge people accordingly; to 1
measure the enjoyment of others j
by our own; to expres uniformity of j
opinion in this world; to look for j
judgement and experience in youth; :
to endeaverto mould ail dispositions ;
alike; not to yield to immaterial
trifles; to look for perfection in our
own actions; to worry ourselves and j
others with what cannot be rem- !
edied; not to alleviate all that needs
alleviation as far as lies in our
power; not to make allowances for
the infirmities of others; to consider
everything impossible that we can
not perform; to believe only what
our infinite minds can grasp; to ex
pect to be able to understand every
thing. The greatest mistake is U
live only lor time, when any moment
niav launch us in eternity.
recent ex!ilo!on ot a
ui 1 1 1 j
factory ut Herkelav. I'al..
hem. Frank Holler saw ih
i-parks set lire to a t:iipaiilin
'of a schooner lvin at a wl
on tin- d.
1 knew that lil'ty tons ot'the cxphcive
vii aboard the ve.-sel. Tin- 111 w were
aware ol' it. too. and they scampered
away a- last a- poil.l.-. ' Hut Koller
leapcd through the window of hi- hmi-e.
ran to the perilous craft and cxtim-iii-h-ci
the !!an'.cs by throwing on water w uh
a 1 iu k t . If lire had reached the caruo
the town and everybody in it would
I have been destroyed.
A New York physician offers to
cure men of snoring for flO.
The dutv on sugar yielded f47,-
000,000 to (he Government last
This country spends nearly f800,
000 a vear on dolls for its little
The lafe Congress appropriated
the enormous amount ol 18O,570,
000 for pensions alone.
Weavers' looms were brought
into Ixiimon from Holland iu 1G76,
The steam loom was introduced in
Microscopes were invented by
.jansen in lioiiantl about 1MM), by
Montana in Italy and IJrebbel in
Holland about 1021.
iver 4,uuu norai crowns were
heaped around Gambetta's coftln
in the Palais Bourbon. Their value
is estimated at 100,000.
The par value of a share of stock
in the Chemical Bank of New York
is f 100, but if you wanted to buy
one it would cost you $2,105.
A new machine for picking cot
ton is estimated to pick from 3,000
to 5,000 pounds of cotton a day
with. the aid of two mules and one
Soap bubbles can be blown to a
size of two leet in diameter and
kept for two days by tiRing a pren-1
aration ol oleate of soda and gly
cerine. A tree was rut a few days ago in
Hempstead coun ty, A rk. , t h at meas
ured twenty-six feet iu clrcumfer-
cnce. It took six men. working
constantly, half a day to fell it.
A new instrument of war ia the
mole torpedo, which can burrow iu
the earth or nuder a wall, and then
either explode at once or wait a
while, accordiBg to the will of its
It is estimated that in the two
Carolinas, Georgia and Louisiana, a
total population of about 200,000
people, white and colored, are de
pendent upon the cultivation of
A set of paper wheels under a
truck of an engine of the Central
Vermont Railroad has been in use
twelve years, and is still apparently
A man in Georgia last year made
$9,000 from one hundred acres of
watermelons, This year 7,000 acres,
in seven counties, will be planted
with the vine.
Edward Everett's PolltneM.
Even an amiable man my be ex
cused for being a little irritated,
when aroused from an after-dinner
nap by one whose business is of
much more importance to himself
than to the sleeper. The following
anecdote of Edward Everett, pub
lished in the Boston Traveller,Bhow
how a gentleman will behave who
is conscious that the disturbance of
his siesta has made him cold and
Those who were familiar with
Edward Everett will remember his
dignified personal presence, bis
unexceptionaple politness and his
uniformly grave appearance in the
presence of both friends and stran
gers. It has been stated that he was
rarely known to smile that he sel
dom indulged in the jocose, and that
levity was altogether foregin to his
His public addresses were always
very carefully prepared and coin
mitted to memorj-; and mnn3' who
read this brief sketcn have as they
approched his library door, heard
him rehearsing his speeches.
He was not fond of being" inter
rupted at such times, and signified
to callers, not in words, but acts,
acts, that short visits were desira
ble. Mr. Everett always gave the
manuscript of bis oration to one of
the daily papers in advance of its
delivery, and alter the printed copy
had been carefully read and correct
ed, he gave orders to deliver slips
to other daily papers that might
want to publish the speech.
On one occasion, haviog been
advertised for an oration in Faneuil
Hall, and having given a copy of the
manuscript to one of the dailies, he
went out the day before to Arling
ton, where he was living ior a short
The daily Traveller by some ac
cident had not recieved a copy of
the printed slip. As the oration
was to be given at 12 o'clock on the
next day, it could, of course, be
printed entire for the evening edi
tions of the several papers.
The writer of this was instructed 1
at about two or three o'clock by the'
proprietors of the Traveller to hunt j
up Mr. Everett at any expense aud !
obtain an order for .the printed
The steam-cars then did not take
one very near the house and ahorse
and carriage were procured. Mr.
Everett's home was reached at
about live o'clock.
A colored porter came to the door
and said Mr. Everett was asleep
and fould not be disturbed. lie
never allowed himself to be waked
up from his after-dinner nap, and
the servant declined peremptorily
to speak to him.
After much parleying a bargain
was made, by which the writer
would take all the blame upon him
self, and save the porter from all
harm, provided lie would say to
Mr. Everett that a gentleman with
business of great importance
wished to see him.
The distinguished orator ap
peared with a I row 11 upon his lace,
but gave the order for the printed
)n the next day, between eleven
and twelve o'clock, as the distin
guished guests who were to occupy
seals upon the pl.it torm were as
seuibling in the mayor's office,
together with the representatives
of the press, Mr. Everett, who wivs
'present, advanced from "he oppo
site side of the mum, and taking
the hand jl the writer, asked his
pardon for being so uncivil the day
I (c tore.
This incident will scive to show
that if Mr. Everett was ever dis
courteous, he ha-tened to make the
most ample reparation. He was
otoiwi r. araoira, ' bajtkt, a. rvatr,
Klacb, N.O. Klnatoo, W, O.
BTBOffQ & PERRY,
C0U5SELL0E! IT 11 f
01 wia mw in jonMouamy,
rljr attend tli twnrta n Uta aawa.
attention paid te aallarltona.
marlMawU MlUJffd 4k McRKT.
3E0. M. LINPSAY,
Attorney at Law,
WOW H1IA, H Commty, . C '
RrmoM: Hon. A. a. Morrlmm, flm. T.
C Fuller, Kalalgh, X. U) A. lion. ur
I4n N. t,
WU1 rtmxOm tn th eoontlna of (trtmm, -notr,
Jofiv aud wayna. rl)rttn and cm.
TrnHnc a jMMria.ity. fcnatnraa n(r..l.l to
ma will raonlva prompt Unun. oeut wU
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
(OMm arpailM Oailaa HaaM,,
2fow Item. N. O.
W1U Aranttm In tha Oonnttaa of (Iiwim, T
oolr, Jimia, ma low, fmmllooaud Oravan: aiao
In tba U. fL IMalr4 Omirt.
PramDt attantkMi naM to IKa anlltiim J
elalma. . aprlwlr
P. H. PEtLETIER, -
Will nrmntlna In tha rVwrta af rwrlarot Jn
Onetow and Craven. .
Hnectal attention given to the eolWtlon of
elalma, and aattUna aetata, of deoaaaed ir
niarlvtr t Carteret Cuty, . c'i
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ATTOUNEYS AT LAW.
Will Draetloe l IheOmn le ixx'-v. .
Onalow, Carteret, PamU.tn and httiAr, end in
we reaerai uounUMv Mrree. fvlOM 1
P. MURPHY PEARSALL, "
AXTOaaXT AT LAW,
TEENTOJT, JOlfES COV N. C.
Will nrantlne la tfce -rvMtn.iM r t..i..
OolleoUnf aapactalVjr. ep-da-if
ran tioUAa-D, a, ' owkk r. ocion.
HOLLAND & GUION,
Attorney nt .Lriw,
(Offloa ona door freatorOaeVm llonaa.)
Will nrantae la tha rVmatiM f rn
Jonea, Onalow, Darteret, I'amlKv, and Le
tlon paid U
id to eullectloiia.
DR. J. ;D. CLARK,
NKWBERK. K. C.
Offloa on Craven street, belvara fsdlo-k
and Broad. ur!1-Aly
EH. 0. K. BAG BY,-
Will be In New Barn from tba
1 st to the 1 5th of each Month.
f . . .
I a Baanfort from IM9 the Kith.
Offloa la Nrw Berne, over K. W. A K, W.
Rmallwood'a, oorner Hoots front and Craven
Teetb extracted without pain b ) nee of
nltroaa oxide. wi4vU
Ncvr Berne Advertisements.
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MAirur AcrdtzM or ;
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And deaJpra In'Fnrelcn and Porn eat la Frulte
Note. Aleo Ctcara, Toliaooa, 'J uya, eta.
Pollock i treat, iwurt to $eo. AUm Co.,
w-ir new mmmmu jr. c - aonx
When von oome to Xetr Berne for FarnW '
ture be ture to call at (. ... -
OX MIDDLE STREET. .
Heeond door above K, K.'Jonee4,
He keepa on Hand rlr Mofta -fliamher
fKtta, Walnut Hedatnada, Hareena, Wartlmliea,
Mattraaana Tialra, l,uauB'ee,Mofea,Jentre la
blea, eve. ror aele at , . . .
ROCK BOTTOM PRICKS.
w mil, 1. c,
conetantly on hand
Metallic Burial Ceeaete aaa Caoet. Mee
wove aad M tlaal Ceaheta ejad Caeea. , '
In all aliea, hnndeomely mounted.
Poplar CeAlu ef all Maae.
(Trior by teletrrann day or Bight trnmptl
ehtpped hv nret train after order la reoelvea.
In the city of New Heme. He ha a I wart la '
Parlor Suits. Bedroom Bets,
Mattresses, Chairs of
In fiu-t ever) thlnii uatifilly kppl In a Klrei.
rlitHN I- urnHur Htorp-, and will im
Sold Very Low.
Corner o f Itrond nntl Middle Street, .
KW HKKXE, X. C,
Guano and Kair.it.
I.Mm ii Ui- .c (-lniiil (mihiio.
1 ,MKi h:k k 1 Hone and l'oUcU.
l.tKKi Hiukn Kainit, at 13.60 11 ton.
ri(o oni'lv I'urinV (Juhiio.
Mmi N;irk Kovotcr'n Higli (Jrnilc Act!
l'lioaplintp-. : ,
700 kii Ik Norfolk Kerl.ilir.ernt lHlott.
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( unirr l'dlliK-k nnd Mldtlle te -WarelioiiHv
Cotton Exchange PlACt,
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