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ll H !.!... M.. , MfYU MI1UI hLH -AW H . ! i
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: w t.
. theEnMhes; and Corn Mills made by
Ti:E TAYLOn tlflllUFACTORiriD COMPANY,
C 'embracins a finfc of f Engines of five different
sty Ies, running rbm2
. anu ibaw.JMius oi . o ainerent sizes, i am.pre
, , pared Jtc ; urpial you apgmplete Outfit at
: : as low ngures as can.
, .First Class -Work and before you buy I
would especially askyouto compare the
weights of'said Macrynery withttaat of other
,v manufacturers. -and: dravtour own conclu-
I carry a full line pi
;and; solicft i fbei ojAUr" patronage. 4'
Send jm - your. ordpjjklfoL EngineSj, tCotton
Gins, PrcsseRicei'iTeer aeaWyas
possible, n3 theretuidjiy alid dis
KenttickT, Cane Mil la. , -, ' . -
"J.lArTUad"' Cora Shellers, " J
ockawaj utd Ckampion Grain FaiAoasS"
Su'im Engine, all tier,v V
T.ice and. Wneat Threshers aijl
Separator,. , , ;
I'aryer Condensers, X1.V :.S-llill,j5fe--
Ci-rrer Cotton Cleancra. - .V ; iyj .'CirenlMSawg, Qwmifcn, ".
Gallett'a M3iagnolia' Gin, -: i Side FlleaSwages, .
IljJraalic Cotton Prev : I ,
Tower Cotton Press. ' "
Drake's Pat. Shingle Machine, 7 . ;
Write for Jennskand pricesiarTemember
that no .vweir ,regukted ijnlTd'iS to
be without a GilUert Force Pump.
Respectfully . yaurst'i'
cirifir street. neXt jydAsf. WoiSd's,T0 exchange,
isno CAUQUTriir otlier MEE.CULIAL Ingredients, - tut are com-
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i JLMfJNQ.THEM THE
Surest. Safest and Best Liver PiU on the Mark'et
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' i , Try Iham" an d be conTinced of their merit. ;
tT AH Dragsists and Dealers kee tiVaal 2S 'cents' per box. seplwjy
PoiloKstTeftNek-Berne; N. C,
v. v . In Great Variety and
HAVE A FULL
:;TS' FURtllSHIMG GOODS.
fiauie. Lisle Thread and ?Tet fndersWrtaJ ail prices.
Full Stock of Etgfamie and Elm City Hhirts, suaranteeil to tit. only si. oo
" Xobby goita. Alpaca. Drap d'Ete and Sicilian Coats fur warm wcntlicr.
. line of Dusters. See our 110 suits.
Collars, Cuffs, White Ties and White Vests.
' Straw Data to great variety, from 5 cents up.
- obtT earl colored stiff iiats.
"''Alpaca H Silk Son Umbrellas. We
ber CircnUra, which we will out at
- I arg line of Valises and Trunks.
If too mmrA m. Rtraw Mattiuir call on ns
rereife)f and selling it.
: We have a nice line of Low Shoes. Siacv Adams & ( o s I'aieiii 1'imi
: Gent's Slippers.
GenU Colored Half Hose, full line.
Tnr Us First, when you need Anything in our Line
JT0WAKD & JONtS,
Agency for the sale of
"to . 250 horse power,
oet)uereu ior sineuy
the fUIowing goods,
Tennessee 'Wagane,-, ;, -
tHfHock IiiWHratprs j .
"SlftiBgt Pulleys, BelUng,
.Koanoka Hand Press, t
mlk Am s s&irn
Et Etc., Etc
Pernvlan mid Bone CSuano.
- Good f.uck Ousiito, .
' l.tster'8 Iisunlvcd fioite,
Wliann's Plow IS rand.
J packcrH and ('otton
at Very Low Prices.
GEO. ALLEN & CO.
have a few iWeu Mise (U
lef.re Ton Ihiv. We nn
ii 1 1 i I. lib
Opposite Eplsoopal Oliiiroli.
FIELD, FORT AND FLEET.
The Fight Before Memphis How the
Confederate Fleet Was Wiped Out.
Detroit Kree Press.
Aftr the evacuation of Fort Pil-
nbvr by the Confederates there was
nothing to prevent the Federal
fleet 'Beaming down to the city.
Then the only defense which Mem
phis could make was with her fleet
of eight gnn-boats and rams. . The
total number 6f gens was eighteen.
The Federal fleet consisted of five
gun -boats, carrying over 1G0 guns,
several mortaivisatH and a fleet of
rams. The mortar boats took no
part in the action, but remained at
anchor above the city.
i.W-O OTT ATT PTmiT '
Commodore Montgomery was in
command of the Confederate fleet
Jle knew exactly the .strength, ot
the Federals, and lie could .not nave
been censured had he taken bis ves
sels off down the river without lii
ing a gun. When it was known
that the Federal fleet was . ap
proaching it was generally supposed1
that Montgomery would get out ol
the way, saving his boats to fight
under more favorable circum
stances. At a council of oificers
called aboard of his flag-ship at
dusk, captains who expected to re
ceive instructions in regard to plac
ing their vessels beyond the reach
oi trie uigneet were astonisnea t,o
hear the TJonrmodore say :
w "lieutlemen, we shall remain apd
ills reckless mess in exposing the
fleet to certain destruction has been
severely censured. Any two oi rue
Federal iron-clads were a match for
MIXING BEADY. 1
The Federal fleet came down so
near Memphis' that their anchor
lights were in view all night long.
Gen. Jeff Thompson, in -command
of the ity, had less faith than
Commodore Montgomery,' and': aU
night long be was busy sending
aw ay troops and stores, s If the
Federals were driven back b' could
return his forces; if tire Confederate
e . -. - J t . . 1 l L'
neet was anniniiarea ue vowa nave
nothing to do bat ride away from
Memphis to a place of safety.
After the council DroKO up the
officers retired to their respective
vessels ana oegaa prepurauons iuu
i . f i
the coming Cgat. 'xne rattemnery
and other points of the boats were
given additional protection, -the
sick sent ashore, number of ew
men taken aboard, and then they
waited for the morning. : The or-i
der was to attack in any manner
that promised success. It has been'
asserted that a telegram from the
Confederate r Secretary of the Navy t
was received in the evening order'
ing the Commodore to steam' down
the river and save his- fleet, bat if
so the dispatch ' was' poeketed and'
and preparations continued '
ABOJLED Tlt'FEDEKAI-'' FLEET. '
Every vessel in' the Federal fleet
was in perfect readiness, and there
was nothing to do but to wait for
daybreak.- The presence of the
Confederate fleet at Memphis was
known, but it was the- general im-
Sression. that it would sail . away
uring the night.
At an early morning' hour, just
as the crews were being piped to
breakfast, the fleet began moving
down. The levees were deserted and
the city asleep - Not-4i battery
could be sighted and net agin roar
ed defiance. The foremost1 ves
sel had;y?assed the center of the
city before anyone caught sight of
Montgomery's Jittle fleet over in
the bend on the Arkansas shore.
It was there and its presence meant
fight. The leading Federal vessels,
therefore, turned about and started
back up stream, with the two-fold
object of allowing che men to finish
their meal and to draw the Confed
erates out into the river,
THE FIGHT OPENS.
It has ?een written that the Con
federates construed this move
ment isjto a sign oi running away.
Commodore Montgomery was not
so simple as that. He gave the sig
nal to advance, because so long as
his fleet could fight bows on the
current he would have an ad
vantage. The first gan of the fight was
fired by the Little Rebel. She was
within fair range of the Cairo, but
the shot flew far al6ve her, aud
landed near the shore. The Cairo
yawed and returned the compliment
With four or five shot, none of which
took effect. ,The Federal fleet now
prepared for action,aud hundreds of
citizens began crowdiug The river
bank to witness what noue of them
had ever seen before'. The5 .Little
Rebel steamed ahead, firing rapid
ly, and grazing the Cairo twice,
but in the course of fifteen minutes
she was struck four times, had
three or four men killed and sever
al wounded, and another shot so j
disabled ber that she was deserted i
by her crew. One of the shot she j
received passed entirely through j
her, cutting beams iu two, and
making match-wood of heavy oak j
planks. Not one of her shot struck
a Federal vessel.
The Confederate gun -boat Lovell
moved up to engage the Carou
delet, but had to sheer out of
the course of a Federal ram and
engagewith the Benton. The first
few shots on both sides were wasted.
Then the BeDton was hit three
times running, but without damage,
and she in return nut four shots in-
; to the Lovell, every one of which
' counted with terrible effect. The
I Lovell had two guns the Benton
'twelve or fourteen, and the wonder
j is that the former was not blown
lout of the water in live minutes.
Not only did the Benton open up
! on her, but two or three otlier Fed
' eral craft as well, but she kept hei"
place and hung on until she was re
ported to be sinking. A solid shot
had bored a hole through her at
' t he water line large enough for a
man to crawl in. and the water
gushed in so fast that she was set
tling down when the first cry was
! raised. Her last gun was tired
while she was staggering from side
to side, and the ball had hardly left
the gun when the craft went to the
; bottom. About half her crew were
j saved by their own efforts, but the
t rest were ether carried down with
the Vessel or were drowned with
the roar of battle in their ears.
. THE BAMS.
The Confederates "had fitted the
Beauregard out as a ram, but she
"was no comparisou to others
launched at a later day in the war.
She pnshed her way to the front to
rani at dne of the gurt-boats, but was
met by the Federal ram Queen of
the West. The Beauregard gave her
two heavy shot hand-running, and
though no great damage wasinflict
ed the Queen sheered off. The
Confederate ram- Price now ad
vancedyand the Queen was now
reinforced by the Monarch. For a
few minutes the gun-boat firing
was almost entirely suspended to
witness the contest between the
monsters. They churned the river
to foam as they dashed and dodged
under a" full head of steam, and
their guns were .not idle a single
The Qneeij ran for the Beau
regard again, scraped her stern
by a miss.' and continued on, -and
struct'' 'the Price a death-blow
'wnlch' was'nearda mile away. The
people on shore, neard the shivering
and grinding and .spljptering of
timbers, and knew that the Price
musk have been terribly damaged.
iThe Queen nofr'Orily tore away one
oi her side wheels, Hbut crushed in
everything beyond- it, and the
Pricghad scarcely" time to reach
the shore, 200 feet 'wny, when she
became water-logged and useless
One of her guna was upset by the
shock of i the eollision, aud the
other wa adder water as the craft
touched (he bank, to that she was
thereafter entirely out 6T the
" Meaojwkile the Beauregard and
itbnarch nad jbee.n battering away
at eachi other and watching for a
good opening to ram. " They sud
denly started fer each other with
full' heads of steam ! and about a
quarter of a mila to sgo, and both
wring, as tney , auyaaceu. At mis
point the Queen returned, from her
conflict .with, the Price, and the
Beauregard altered E'er coarse and
took'thenev, arri,vai. t .The attack
was so sudden that it cpuld not be
avoided, and the Queen received a
blOrtf wh'ieli 'disabled her' and sent
her adrift on the'searrentv Hardly
bad ' the1 Beanregard backed off
when the Monarch bore down npon
ner at fall speed and went crashing
intw ber 4wws" 'with 1 a force that
almost sheared six1 feet .of 'the stem
of the boat clean off. The Beaure
gard was sinking before the ram
had backed out, and in five minntes
was at the bottom.
' QUICK WOEK.
Tue.'v'anljorn, Sumter, Thomr
seu and'(BEagg.wre yet left to the
Confederates. '.All, of them had
received yibre or. less damage from
shot arid shell and thetfour would
npt Jtave,'ee'n a niatch fox he poorr
est gunDoat in, tne ieaerai neet.
As soon as the rams were disposed
of the entire fleet' moved down to
crush the four Vessels, and they
made quickfwor,k of it. TheVan
Dorn, which was the Confederate
flag-ship, and of good speed, turned
taii and ran- away, and the-vother
three were run" ashofe "and de
serted. - '''''
Memphis had thus fallen, and a
Confederate'fleet been blotted out.
The loss in -men "aboard the latter
was from-150-to'175, while the Fed
erals had but ' three : or four men
wounded. GeaV Thompson, as
stated,- ;liad 'removed' his forces and
the public stores,' and as the fight
on the river ended the last? tram of
cars pulled out of thS city and left
it to be 'surrendered by the civil
authorities.- The rivers had run
bad Inek to"fhe Confederates. One
alter another t Fort Henry, Fort
DonelsOn Island Xo. 10, Shiloh,
Fort' Itandofph- ant! Corinth had
fallen, iand now Memphis was iu the
handy -of the Federals and the river
fleet arrtffhllated. 1
'" OV( THE BLUFFS.
Among the' 'spectators on the"
bluffs at Mem ihis' were scores of
women. During most of the en-
gagemenf the'erowd was as silent
as death: Many of the huge mis
siles thrown by friend or foe passed
over their heads into the streets,
and-iu, some' cases into the houses,
but not a woman lelt the crowd,
and not an eye was turned from
the thrilling drianm being enacted
on the 'bosom of the muddy river at
their feet. When it was all over a
groan of despair passed through
the crowd, and in three minutes the
bluffs were deserted.
lie Would Be a (Jentleiitiin.
Tlie other day Miggs came down
town and jubilantly announced
that there had arrived an heir to
the "goods, chattels aud choscs
an action" of the firm of Miggs and ;
"What is it?" inquired one of the
"Girl, by gum!" joyfully remarked
"Aw!" said several of the crowd
contemptuously, and then they
berated Miggs, "as men will do,"
for not starting his family with a
boy, who would tie tin cans to dogs'
tails and grow up to be a pres
ident. The rallying of his friends made
Miggs feel like he had committed
Just then old Major De Baligei
thy drew Miggs aside and said:
Mine (remit, ven dey meek zo
mooch Inn id it you like dot, 1 dell
yon vot you do. You dell dem dot
ven your poy he do cooin! he w ill
pe a shentlenians, vor lie hash
stood aside and l t lr Italirx pans
Then Miggs rejoined the crowd,
and drank beer at the expense of
some other fellow all day.
Over ."()() dwelling houses, by
actual count, have been built in
Montgomery. Ala., since the first
day of last October, and a great
many are now in process fit erec
tion. Ifeal estate has advanced
twenty-live per cent dining the
for sale in a
balloon, t lu ce
tabby cats and
states that havinj.
no further use for
a parrot. She
mai l icd .she has
THE UaiE-KlLV CMJB.
Detroit Free Press.:
"Am Purveyor Hopewell iu :ide
hall dis eavenini" asked Brother
Gardener as th meeting was called
to order. , j.
"l"es, sah,",teplied a voice from
the bacK row, 04 seat. ,:
"Den please step dis way."
Brother Hopewell shoaled for
ward with, a , mixed look of hope
and doubt on his iace. He couldn't
make out whetbtr he was to. be re
warded for ; palling a stranger out
of the river the other day, or court
niartialed for having a wheeLbar
row in his possession which three
different. men claimed to have been
stolen from them
the President as si great silence,
fell npon the ' meeting,' 4de 1 odder
day-1 met yonf down street aa',4
sholdn't have known who yen was
if Pickles Smith hadn't identified
you. You had on a suit of togs, dot
mus' have cOfitfiO.''
"Yas, sah." ' .',
"You had ha'r ile On yer ha'r.
you smelt or perlumerf, an' you
card a cane." "
"Yes. sab.'' ' ; '
"When yoo walked yon aetecilike
a man who owned lialf de town, anj
when you stopped yoBtrnck a pose,
to show off yer flgger. ' Brudder
Hopewell, how much money does
you aim a week f "
"Bontf9, sah." - i
"An'- how much am yott -behjfd
on board? '
'I I I spects Ize aboot eben,
"Brudder Hopewell, -yon am i
debt fur boards tbr cloze mt bates,
tur cigars, an you has--barrowe
money which yon canbot pay.: I has
had my eye on yea for depw three
months an' I knows all about u.
Now den who am yoat'i
"Purveyor Hopewell,8ah.', .
"'Zactly-'zactly. Yon am , a
single man-25-years old, a second-
class bar her .not worf f2in' .Qixt.
ot tie 52,000000 people mdiskentry
not ober 100 has eber heard of you,
Now, den, you dress up; . you swftti
around; yo'a flifig on scolfopsj ton
try to deceive people into takin.?
yon fur a pnsson of riches. ' ;Yha
am vonr obiic'kt,, !! , .1
tJ "l I doati' know," sah, stam
mered tne Victim.
"Brndder Hone well, let ifi'e .ten
ba 4snnthln 1 When von Batter
yerself dat de people of "dis kenr.
try doan7 know de difference pe-,
tweerr de bfaVof de male an de
Toar of de lion' you ' am dreffdUy
mistaken. Yon have bm fouerip'
de lead of sartin white people, f I
knows heaps of 'entwhd goes. hnQ
gry an' dodge creditors far de) sae
of blindin' people's eyes.' A'oman
whose husband aims $2D per week,,
has no bizness'wid silkk 1 an dia-,
moijids, a 815 hatof a $7 1 par pf
shoes, but she arn d pnsson who'll
have 'em' fur fear dat -sbmebodv
will think she isn't rich; Half de
kentrv am in debt fur clote which
only de odder half kin afford. Dei
woman who wars de best cloze on
de street has de nioas'' holes in her
parlor ca'pec at home. De inan
who swells the biggest owes
the moas' to his tailor -an' boot
maker. You am a poo' man.' You'll
nebber have a hundred dollars in
bank as long as yon livev ; Youl
nebber aim mo' dan 'naff to run a
small cabin m a small way, an' yet
you am swellin' aronn' as it a 20,-,
000 mortgage wouldn't bodder you
half art hour. What's yonr obiickl'
"I I doah'kuow, ab."
"Boy! take off dat swalkw-tailed
coat! Jump outer dem fright pants!
Drap dat silk necktie! Den yon
go to work an' fin' aeheap boardin'.
house an' begin to pay yonr 1 debts.
Let your cloze match your salary.
Let your board match' your cloze,
Be what yon am a common sort
o' pusson whose assets will kiver
his liabilities by hard puilin'. Yon
can't deceive any body, an' de less
you try to de better people will like
Brother Hopewell retired to liis
corner all broken up, and his first
move was to offer to trade a hand
kerchief with a Ted border to Shin
dig Watkins- for a white handled
knife with all the blades 1 broken.
AHOVEE THE SOT7TH.
There is a chestnut tree-in Bed
ford county, Va., that measures
twenty-seven feet around.
One day last week there was sold
on the trash wharf at Key West,
Fla., $9,319 worth of sponges.
A fruit-handliug firm in Memphis
compels its boy employes to whistle
while at work, for obvious rea
sons. It is estimated that lauds iu the
piny woods in Mississippi have ap
preciated 200 to 500 per cent, iu
value since the building of the
Xew Orleans and
In Cartersville,Ga., the other day,
a Justice of the peace married a
couple, aud the groom asked him
his terms after the knot was tied.
'Well," said the Justice, "the Code
allows me two dollars." '-Then,''
said the young man, "here is one
dollar, that will make you three."
At the South Tredegar Iron-works
of Chattanooga a difficulty oecured
between two employes, Lafayette
Browder and William Thomas. !
Browder, who is a powerful man,
raised Thomas like a child and laid j
him on his back 011 a red-hot slab
i- i.ii:.. 1.: 1, ,:i
11 nun, .iuu. 8 mm mere
unrneu nearij 10 ueatn.
Ellison Capers, Jr., son of Kev.
E. Capers, of Greenville, S. C, is
thirteen years old, jet he has
planted and cnlrivated so far this
season 11 large ior 01 ground 111 corn
lie has done it all with a plow of
his own invention, to winch he
drives two goats. He made most
of the harness and the plow, except j
a few bolts.
An industrious buzz saw in Xew
Orleans ran against an obstruction
in a log through which it was pass
ing the otlier day, but kept its
temper and cut its enemy in two.
When the plank droppe.l off the
workman found that the saw had
bisected an eight-inch spherical
shell, doubtless a rellie of the war.
The exterior wound had healed
entirely, leaving no trace of the
passage of the shell to its resting
. The Riaublicaii Party Mast Go.
The Stair rorrto flefendatits were
RennbTieans. '-Tbev" wei-fe 1 nrose-
ented by a ReprrfrticarrAdiniiiistra,
tlon;'tried'by a 'Eeptrblican Judge,
and a'cqnitted by aRepriblican jury.'
Bnpfhe country has seen 'greater
crtmesTTot only coTM0ne;d bnt ap
proved ln; the party w'hich has. held
couiiuueu possessipu 01 tne ijov
emment for twentr-two vears.
Tlie scandals of'Crrantisni did Jiot
wealceii the hold' of the P"residerit
on Ms lai;t'y. The treasury Eing,
the ffav'ywKing,' tlie" Post Office
iking, 1 lie 11 1M liiug, ,LIMJ lUUlilH
Kins' 'till! Lanlrr Tifns-. tru Pflnainn
Ring, the Printing King, tne Ayiiis
kejr Riijg'; ; tlie Washington, Riag,""
ah uourisiieu unuer urant. ann
f. ' Tsabeock , was in
dicted, wlieli private, secretary of
4.1. a rkU ..iiiu'A- n ' i- !.': 1"..
me riwiufui, iuf coiiiniicuy 111 ine
Wfjisfteylting: tjen.' Grant saved
him from the penitentiary by direct
Execrttie interference. '
Black IjriflayiAsas.one of the iuci
Mqbilier w-is an . illustration of it.
Jpie FjidHiaa's, Bank.ws jobbed
SPdtfiutted, J!ji.P.ublioai philan
fjtiropis .who.jshe.d (eajrs , over ''the
sufferisgs of. .'the polpred brother
and stole the savings, of, lji wife
and children, , The, .San..Domineo
jpb was hiteyvaslied,ihy jconspjcuj
lootjed tXayj-, Tha Ewwa Mine
exposure,' .tije, cprijiipt .yeaezueian
-' i il.. . . I ,1 ! TI 1!
partmeiits with .,PHtatde thieves
swelLthe Republican record- -' 1 M
.m '(.mi i'- J .a - 1 t- 1
passed tlie salary grab aud the back
jpayjsteaj, they only, kept time to
rjie jqicitstep otroiberyj wUhSecor
Kopesttu'a. mwinhaurt furnishing
the. mwsic. Aiuli'-aftec-indignant
pnbliq.opiqipn compelled a- retreat
from - tu at. , . .baraced , scheme of
sppilatiooi, the .1 donhled -salarv of
m tjtsidenib, was, preserved as a
specif cnBjplunentAtf GrairtV
4 The jobbers,:, the- riasstefs. the
InndeFttrtithe ailventarers, and
CMittaievos who infested the-Wlute
Honse.denanded.iathird terni for
Grant. rie thiixl term- leonspiracy
failed only because! the patty feared
a crashing defeat lithe expOTiinent1
wastritMLi -.i- -,)'
'Great? eorborsitrrfVnrf fliW hn'w in.
trollin g legklatirjir on many inat.
terein which: they are interested.
They have -eorriipted and'Jlacked
coarts, and they" keep Republican
sentiatels posted" along the avennes
leading'to'all'the deirartments. .
' EeneJffed' liivektigafiqns have
shbwh ih'at! the great ledWs'of the
Tre:asuVy,ibave btfeii mutiTated, that
balances invoicing many niillioss
of'dqlfcrs' have been 'jfbrbedi that
erasures and interpolated ,'figures
exist by tho'dsahds, and tnai books
of account have "disappeared.'
The . I residency was, .stolen in
I816, ahd some, of the. beneficiaries
of that ccime are .niosj; conspicuous
in preteuding.to deplore the failure1
9sf justice m'tbe' Star,' route, oases. ...
The party that applauded the
Great Frauj, which carried Hayes (
into the White House andSherman
intp the Treasury, xicl ajpjpjjriated t
all fue' proceeds. ,p.tberneii diJ
not scruple,, four, years llafcer, to
support a, candidate whose w hole
paolic career was stained, with job-.
oery. ., ,
Tne men who committed the
crimes iu i,kh long, catalogue, or,
their creatnres.and representatives,,
are still in .office. They hold the
Icat, audreastaU-intrnsioB. They
know now to turn uside dangerous
invefttigatsoy. They sound the
alarm at the first approach of the
enemy. They mount guard by day
aud by , night, oyer the recoids.
They know, how the Navy Depart
ment was. fired Jour times within a
There is no possibility of reform,
or of ,pu ification of the public ser
vice, while. this conditiou of things
exists,,, AU the essays and rules of
Eaton,i .Gregory, aud Thomas are,
worth no more lor, that purpose
than the chattering of so many
monkeys in a menagerie. AM other
issues $ink into insignificance when
compared with the magnitude of
this question.' First of all, the,
country ''must hhve'ii change, of
parry, the iufttsion of new b!iod
into the management of public
affairs, and clean bauds in every
branch of the public service. Xttic
Too Honest to be Trusted.
A gentleiuaji stopped his horse
at a tollgate, and not seeing the
gatekeeper went into the house.
Finding no one he began to search,
and finally discovered the gatekeep
er out, iu the field at work. Al
though the old man was quite a
distance away, the gentleman went
into the field, approached the old
man aud said:
"You are the tollgate keeper, I
''Yes, sir," the old man replied,
turning and leaning upon his hoe
"Well, I want to go through the
"Aiu't the gate opcuf
''Willi avIii- lrii"- tall trr 1 1 1 1-( in o-l t V
: it' 1V busillOMS to bo t hew
1 . :.wa f.. ,11 t mr, '
; .,Becaaae I want to pav vou.''
"And vou came all the wav out
, here to jlav me five cents?"
; -Yes, sir," said the gentleman,
, proudlv looking the old man in the
"Couldn't you have
money on the table?"
"Yes, but 1 wanted oil t' know
that I paid you."
"You are an honest man."
"Yes, sir," re
while a pleased
lied he gentleman
over his face.
"You would have walked three
times as far to have paid me that
fiv e cents, would kyou?"
"Y'es, sir, I would .''
'Here, John,'' the old man called
to a boy that lay in the shade, "call
the dog and go along and watch
this feller till he gets away. Bet
a hundred dollars he steals some
tiling 'fore he leaves the place,"
sou ui ui i.ncir. viuaiu ics were
.Quit Vo the .'door "ot file"
loans, and the qqllision in the de-
( STATE NEWS,
(jilfaned from our Exchanges.
Greensboro Patriot: The convict
force from Walnut Cove, about one
hundred strong, under command ol
vol. Jones, wdl reach this place to
morrow en route to the Gulf, where
the laying of iron on the Carie
Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad
will begin at once.
Llizabeth City Economist: We
iliave heard the name of Iiev. Dr.
A. vatson, ot Wilmington, and
also the name of Rev. Win. E.
Snowdeir, of Orange county; "N.
Spoken of for Bishop of the Eastern
Diocese of North Carolina. " Both
once , belonged to tlie Albemarle
Convocation, and either would he
'a -Very 'acceptable" selection to this
part of the diocese.1
rTormed by a gentleman from InH
eram's Townshin. that a destruc
tive storm passed over a part of
that township on Sunday evening
in the neiebbornood ot Robert
Massengill's, destroying much tim
ber, eoiirpletefy demolrehing fenees.
orops, etc: Satd storm commene'ed
on.f he south side; of , Hannah's
Creek, crossing over on. the north
Greensboro Patriot : GreensborpjNorthwesteirii'wqrth CahtUM flun'Jur.
turns' np 'with'1 the first 1 roastyagjTs
earer'tbta year. ----J ridge Schenck
shot a,ehicken hawk yesterday that
measured .three ieetlrm tip, to tip.
- r-jA petition is being circulated
for'a'stock law, enibracinsr the ter
ritory between the town limits and
South Bffalo. fGurlfdrd-!T7ill soon
bp a stock law. eountryj. devolu
tions never tgq backwards. A pro
gressive people never look behind.
Irt ten years' Gailford will be one of
the wealthiest comities in the State.
The aiud-sills are laid and cement
ed in oar schools.
)nrha.m. Tobaoco Plant i We are
now in the midst ol wheat harvest.
The wheat crop is much better than
it was thought a lew weefcs Since v
cohkI poswbly be. It is well head
ed. -A heavy stornT of wind and
Jain struck the section of couptry a
ew miles north of Durham Sunday
veniHg. We hear considerable
dafmage' -was done. --Mr, S...K.
Oarrington-showed 418 !few days
since a, lemon that for size excels
anything we ;ever saw. It was
raised by Buttqn Davis, two miles
above Durham; Durham' la ahead
on lemons as well as smoking to
Ealeigh Kens mnd Observer;
Capt. B. F. Williamson says that
the cotton crop is in the worst con
dition on account of grass he ever
saw it this season." It is phenome
nal and there are1 few farms. not
overrun with grassi- The force
bf convicts; numbering twenty-five,
has done rapid work1 to tlie excava
tion' for the basement of the Gov
ernor's mansion. The position of
the bouse will be southeast 01 the
lft s'chool house, and very near it.
Alr-the old buildings in the square
wftl be cleared Tiway after a while.
For t Mi present 1 they will be used
by the workmen as toolhouses,
Koanoke News; About noon on
Mon'dav last, the plantation of Mr.'
W.H.Gray,in the nedk,Nortliampton
county, was' thrown into a state1 of
cpnfusjon" and lamentation rarely
witnesseg, Dy aunouncemeiu luax
K young, girl was burning to
death'' ' The shrieks of the unlor
tanate siifferer being plainly andl-
ile for soine distance, tHe yard and
ouse was soon, filled to its' tit most
Capacity by sympathizing friends,
but too late to rendeT any assist
ance, for the flam'6 had done its
WOrk well and 'specdjly, leaving
nothing but a' living mass of raw
flesh to writhe in the agonies qf
death. A physician was summoned
atWnce, and, gave snch attention
and relief as the profession offered.
At niost be could only ease the
pangs of death. The poor victim
lived bHt a ffew hours. It seems
that the mother sent her daughter
(aged 16) to thchonse to prepare
dinner, and to hasten the kindling
of the fire; she resorted to the oil
can, which exploded -with a terrific
force, throwing the burning oil over
her entire person.
Charlotte Journal-Observer : Mr.
Chas. Adams, the junior clerk of
the Central Hotel, whose scientific
turn of mind recently led him to in
Vput a patent toothpick distributor,
has turned his mind to a railroad
invention, and has modeled a first
rate thing. It is a danger signal to
place at road' crossings, and which
throws but a placard with the
warning word "stop" on the ap
proach of a train at a road crossing.
The invention is remarkable for its
simplicity. It can be set so that
the signal will be throw n out "00,
300 or 500 yards before the a)
proaching train. Mr. Adams has
shown the invention to several prac
tical railroad men, who say that it
is one of the best and most perfect 1
acfng danger signals they have I
ever seen. The wheels of the en
gine spring the signal, and also
throw it down alter the train has
passed. The clever inventor has
applied for a patent, anil says that
none of his poor friends shall be
forgotten when he retires from ac
tive hotel service, and has a private
palace car of his own. A gentle 1
man of this city lastnight deposited
100 with the Journal-Ohxvi ver as a
challenge for any bicyclist in' Char
lotte or in North Carolina to run a
race with Mr. Will 1 hair, one 01
the members of the Charlotte bicy
cle club. The race is to be run any
time within the next t wci.ks,
and the hundred dollars deposited
with this otlicc may be covered an
time within the next seven days.
The challenge is open to any and
all competitors who may be resi
dents of North Carolina. In otlier
words, Mr. IMiarr's friends ba:-k him
against any bicvclist 111 North
; Carolina and put up
00 as a chal
lenge. 1 he race will he run on the
Providence road to Air. Dick Hun
ter's, a distance of five tn i !-. and
return, making the whole distance
ten miles. The road is a good one
and a tlbrds a fine spin. There is im
crawfishing about this challenge,
and if it is accepted, t he champion
ship of the State will no doubt le
settled by this race. Here's a
chance for some other bicyclist to
show his spunk.
Cape Fear and VadbiaValUt Kallroad.
PHOPosEi) le ask of a.'a'n'!. a.
Editor JorflVAt'A' rrnrkMllioa.pCi
Cape Fear and YadkiuIV alley Kutlroad
Coropany to Jeane the -Atlantic Jioaif, It
made, should receive sjiouii rouuUtTI
atioa. and nil other things balnrf equal,
su ;h lease should bo .pBomptlr MTected,
The Cape KVar aiid YadkiiT ValleT
Road rutin north wf from favBlteih
through the count is if Cumlmrlani
Moore, Chatliam, Randolph, OullLirdv J
ibrayth, "Yadkin. - Hurry. AUglUtriTVr
Ague, etc., ni)4 u b4M. oiBtetl " iH
constitute the dhortest link unltliJK 4.li
(rreat North wtV and"tr6MrWIUlpnl
Valley with tha AtUotio waUtartl.
As a route conriooLino- Hiuiifnrt llsr.
bor, Wilmlnlrtori.'etc.. MrttlT CHA!ial.
and Ute great Northwest it Mfar.pwt-
able, shorter, and Ijan all tbfl kivan
fags and facilitW bvcr'th mWMnoMth'
weKwriy-routto of tha AVftnra- North
' The Tadtln Vallev 'Voufi
UaoBt rfertiM and natuMltV 'tK utfMt
wealtliy Bpction of , the JStf. Jn rnin.
eral resourceB it outstrips oil other fx'
ttoan ot our trwrjRfnrtTrtan vntxtllri, H
thenrodugtuin of, popper aloim.,, Juiron J
is the rnft abundant and richest of anl
Him nroa if lh liri" r 'UkJ7kAi.i
... . , v 1 - ii ni guiiA KmmJ
silver, and , the hie( naira mitten of the
world. The Cape I'ear nd Yadkin
Valley RoaH' penHtrafc niifr Will tap,
through iu Vrtqnad Zeantmco ?on-
nectioflg, the fioest and most pro4c
IroYi ore and etftf Befli In the World 1. (It
e nnew gsaini; praruotbg, alock
raising ana tobacco ju-o
the conttaamr; hlfA the" 1
pDOBiiq iiij uap?Trari ana "Yadkin
Fayfettevftl,, tv be(rl- -IUi"V tSotinec-.l u. T . , , ,
tionwe should nlway hh AnVTlXVO, hjjrWCO; . V
region fr7rn Wh' ,m0nt
,2?&R!?hLlYi Pf connection at
Goldrfcr6 haVefaV4 cut u off. I The
"icuucuiu.lKIUI. XX1S JtLOZPtUMll Intitraot
i largely repreeented in the Cane laf
ana ki kf. Valley,'- tHmtfh J41in4 Ai
,.v. aaifceujoiua. Taldent
one of the first, men of North-CaroMnil'f
in ererrnreeniineoce.' J , . ..J
. ue mmeneaa ado JdilauMltKjte com
bined, would belmoet if jbo quite 111
cient to effect the lease Win a Cat Hlt
rri w . w
n ,1 V- 1 1 : ,r.n . ... . . r T
nection which Qo-rernor , Ji. a.!a'1 Blitt&0''ft WL.. . .
brobtrtit abou'i after the rtistnV?.!rnaihf
i,ne jumuna tease.i' . -i ji
cverjr lniverest or oiir. uaLifui n
Hw.um n con
nerltnn with' th.
Fear and Yadkin ValleyyMjefn-.I
Tha extension of it
Kaaain valley Road south, f yn,ttl,t yj, mJ.ntl l,jj j
yond, which work ta.7o; rr3& DK &. KZZW
will nrutn " I - . '
" " VrU UU Ml UN U H WTW rinWi
tion lnteresta-cannot afford to pvrrWak.
"If Our people "who are' en Joavorinn.
orgamre ByjndioataAx leuwr'. th4 JT M
.ii.uK uenyit upqnytbeiraevtjp4 tit-
' .. Iirii'ii i ,-
... Croatan Ittfdari "
i i''t 'rJ? fnl !!'
Hard timei still exmt..
' CJotCo'n cVoo fare' iroWl 'SAlk'tl
Truokin.ii8 keen ai-erWaifletJIHinii
.Misu tktlia; VHiH$, itf.lCaterat..lM
been visiting her frjeud. Mis. ILutie
Dllliard, tor tHe-tea'Bt'Weil?. 'T, i
Tlios. H. Vnliktul-t . ... i
growing. oorMtiea rrTUTffiStateVar PMre:eVl? 1)IlUt.
...j., irpi.rui'uinm. '"'"," -
uo tttiwu .WM ,if)rraiKliru lirit
year won t mine fir) uria ihi. 1 1
A trreat effort is h WuL'L KkA
the new PuesbyUrtan cWirch'Wrnpl''t
vv. .u ii.uo iiii- uie.i unKir HfWUJinr,tnt-
' Ifenm. rtart A Bffjd ' JrenAwViiM
paved to-do nnr)i.iqa,1itrJil,-lrrinaiiJB
and will I guarantee, fatifiiiiu ,u
cases. Carry youf corn and try a grist
from Hie nbw ni ill.1 u l-iiii.t4i .
One of our moet.gullaat ifowa men
was onehour, and a kalf tu.liti1iMkl
"i vuiuo miies; courtine Wlal
their sweetbarj is, so fliajaikutfU
Wesars. Tolson & WiHianii crnt1Ml
grerft seTisatibn' rtt WuttnKy 'Sofiool lart,
savpaui, Ijy ,;tkniiiB: iut .tMk- Hide
w neeiers berore leaving, tleir boaie
If thbre ti-as ttrry' roKSrtr'rfir Ifi.ptftfe
Deer are geUiua to bd rminn.X'r!.
in this section of countrv: so raurtiu.
raiat tney ave trt be srteff'Vhlkitffe'in ill
... . i . : '
fields wlier? tli(;,irreal amlMr vrVi
during the day. There was
large bbc dm inV. A.TolsiiTi's yaxd
on TueaJay but, walfc.d'-iwrtie fcitciieri
and then made his way tjo .the utattWr
nnharmed. tis'heigYit was alx)utli
feet. Hard lpts imift bute brought
SnoNW Hill Iteir.3.
i)ur crops arc lookiog(irje.j
w lieat and o,it are a fai
T'l. . . .-.
.. i. i
i iie enmcr .-now Hill visi
a week now. .rui
The i ww ulaucture, im.JtirUid Bfllalent
Capt. Webb, i iipsiwijyig theappuaraiice
of a naw Rteanir. '
The Psrsonage of 'tlie M. E: Crinrcli In
this piace. y us cuunied iby. ilre bu
We have an lie liouse'.'a uew" lawyer
and a new doctor. i.tii n
Our County Superintonddntli'holilliijif
a Tcacliern' lnMtituU,iu .Snqwjli. ., , ..'
We will noon be joined to! I .lilHl.or.,
by a telegraph wire. KoKirf Tlest in the
contractor and, is Tigorouslj a -work.
Picnics aasvaeuiK. OuH i.t)r.
ville Maturdny lait; one at Col. It. O. V
n -oar treneraH
County I'iobic i:ornMi T t ha At h f T.,ln
Palo Alto' Itsrns.
Not many snakes in (.lua xaimnnity,
but a few nllitators t mnnni Um.loM Jvf '
so many hnakps boin- puj to deatl at..
Mr. A. is now . iy fat nnd almost as
eunning as n very oiil rat. II" drinks
tho milk from four lino cows. Tlitoi
milk bciiis so very rich will) cream, he!
shaved the beard lion. (,ir his cl.m to '
butter a wav in. ,
was a party of fi men went '
out rabbit hunting on the marsh a few
weeks t;i aod siii.ei.tfd in killing
thirty grown rabbits. One man killed
eleven of that number. .So you see
there is meat in l'alo Altos if hog meat
and mutton fail, there are plenty of
rabbits yet .
Crops ai e i;... I e..n-.i iei iii' meh v
e. .Id. rainy spi in. ( i.iod stand ol cot
ton; corn stand is it little inferior and
the great masse waving tlie tassel of
science over the Keleh.-tm farm when'
tho corn. r.t.t.on and peanuts are in
then bloom, and In r. -one l.ul -young
htdy could be made happy in love, if
they e.iuld but him .-.nsiiin,
Other side ol t be reck I ben
by the name ol IV - iie,i i
is a man
v ing ttio '
i ass as same .-.- a , i i a i. il t ri
to lllly cents p I (t.l lltllll the
llli'l 'rl .
Mr. '. 1 . M . : '.i. .,; V, Ine ( l.tk.
( in low coiin' . .led .1 1 1 n . the l!li.
Ills funeral v.,!, ple.tehed by l!e .
loseph Dixon an i v. ,,s bulled S.iiuidnv
the Kith, leavmi- a ite and six chil
dren, all grown bet on". I., inoui n tl.e
loss ol a e lie i.m . , 1 1 ... 1 1 . dpi us I iaud and
father. Mis age u.s sj years, being
alHictcd for scleral years with cancer
wails, but don't 1 1 1 1 1 k they were the
can-e ol bis death. I'aIi ALTn.
KA-i,t peen ey va t 1 a. X7
'iffr.r"KT" 1 "'" m i , 1 1 ... . t.
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I'iiio Inland piiiino.,,,
' imIi, I lone and I pUJi,
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roosauks Norfotti Kcrtlllltefatllr'at I.
Peruvian (iuatiw. , , , , j ri.j
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oi ner PoUim k and Middle sU
U iiuhimsc- 'otum .xulmn(3 llaca,
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fr a ii r. :v rjp'i tc 12 z
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Grocories, Dry Goods, Boots
.,11 .,: witli ii w.- nr.- ofVeriiiu vcrv ,r itt
wii.il.'s:.! iiiiU ri.iuil. enil Mini lk .ii4; .
.11 m k.h.iIs i. n. I vi ..iir low riiti, I
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