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Ilarvey's Old Tuckahoe Tobaoe.
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THE SAILING OK PARIS
WILLIAM W ATT ERF I F LI1
In a dark and an evil day
Were the sails of our ships outspread .
In an evil and dolorous day,
Though the skies were bright over
head, And the green waves laughed t' thf
sands of the bey.
And the white cloud? seavard sped.
And the fifty sons of the King
Came down with shield and with
And the maidens fallow.
A to ing.
And the children to
shout a n 1
And the earth was glad with the smile
of the Spring
And the strength of the wakening
And with oxen and garlands fair
The jticsts to the altars came
Of the gds who are slow to spare.
Whose anger is fierce aa a tlanie
Of the gods who have hardened their
hearts to our prayer.
Who are deaf to the call on their
For a woman in sable show
t Cried. Woe for the broken faith;
And her speech is ever of woe,
Of terror and horror and scathe;
And. Woe for the storm which begins to
And thr brand which is killed, sho
In a dark and evil day
Were the sails of our ships outspread.
Though the city shone golden and ta7
As a victim whose blood shall be
The city whose homes are a waste to
With none to bury her dead.
From I to Youth 8 o.unt
NKKAL TRO( ESSION IT .MOOT
On the :29th of .Iiuie, K:. Or.
Khsha Mitchell, a professor in the
University of North Carolina, went
np with his son from Asheville,
('., to the top of one of the peaks
of the Black Mountains the peak
known fcince that date as Mount
The ohji-c; of this journey was
to ascertain the exact bright of the
various peaks, in order to settle a
qaeition which ws a matter of
controversy between him and Sena
tor Clingman. concerning their
It was some eight or nine miles
from the top ot the mountain to the
nearest house at the foot of the
mountain on the western side the
house of Tom Wilson, to which the
professor proposed to go that after
noon. He apprehended no difficul
ty in finding the way. as he had
been at Wil.on's more than oner
tx?fore. Tom lived on Cane liiver,
on the verge of the vast wilderness
which stretched upward from the
gate of his enclosure.
Standing thas on the summit.
Dr. Mitchell parted from his son,
who was to return to Asheville, and
started alone and on foot down the
mountain side. He was never
afterwards seen alive.
Oq the 6th of July following, a
party of young men from Wake
Forest College, consisting of C. S.
Ellis, J. M. Taylor, W. B. Watford,
Anthony Khodes and A.J . Emerson,
who were travelling for recieation,
came into the village of Kinnville
in the county of Vancev. only a
few miles distant from lorn Wil
son's. We were making the trip on loot,
hunting and fishing, and leisurely
enjoying the pleasures of tent life
in that picturesque region. Our
baggage and provisions were con
veyed in a wagon drawn by two
Moses Dent, a wagoner by pro
fession, an adept in all the arts ot
camp life, was master of transpor
tation : Henry Young, cook and
This party, entering the little
mountain village, attracted the at
tention of a people not much used
to seeing strangers. On reaching
the post office we found our
selves surrounded by a crowd, eye
ing us and asking questions. They
asked us if we had ever heard of
'Oh, yes," we replied. ,-we have
seen him at Chapel Hill. 'Old
Bull' the boys called him. not out
of disrepect, but because he was an
Euglisbman, or because he looked
like a bluff Britisher."
"Well, he got lost on Black
Mountain about ten days ago, and
there has been gre.it excitement
through here about it. Parties of
men have been hunting for him
ever since. Yesterday he was
found way up on one of the forks
of Cane Kiver. drowned. They are
getting up a company to go up
tomorrow, and take the body to the
top of the mountain. Should think
oil fellows would like to go aiong.
We said that we would like to go
very much, and thru began to in
quire the way.
'Taint sich a very easy way to
find. It you could git some of
these men that's gwme up thar,
they could pilet ye without any
"Yes, yes, that's it," said several.
"Who's agwine' boys, that they
could git with T"
"I am,"' said a big man, "if thev
can put up with sich company as
me, I'll go along with 'em. and
furnish my sher of the grub."
He was rather rough looking,
but many of the mountaineers
have an uncouth appearance; so
we agreed to accept hiscompany.
"My name is Kirksey, Bill Kirk
sey ; everybody here know me.
I'nat's my house down yonder. I'd
go home and have some provisions
c.X'ktd, and when you git ready
; on can drive by thar."
After Mr. Kirksey wont aw.ty the.
crowd dispersed, and we spent some
time walking around town and
buying such things as we needed,
in the little stores.
We observed that m-n did not
seem disposed to talk so freely with
us as at first, and here and there
we could see Utile groups of three
and four looking lurtively at us.
and evidently talking about us.
Going up on the mountain. I
hear," said one gentleman ; "dan
gerous country up there fa
"Curious people in some of those
caves," said another. "Be care
ful who you tie to. 'Twon't do to
trust every man you meet."
These hints and innuendoes be
gan to make me feel that something
was wronp:, but the parties makiDg
them would do nothing more than
give ,i vague warning of some
d..ngi-r ahead. The other boys of
our aity took their gun, after
dinner, and went forward in ad
v.mi?f leaving Moses and myself
to look up Mr. Kuksey, and follow
on with t he t c i:n .
Finally, a phi;::, rough looking
one of the m:i;Tiio:i people, did US
an ,iet of ki ndne-s which men of
higher station- m lite
lek th.r they ought r.i
il.iie net. It was a l
un-MiiUh deed. Taking
il.it k room in uri" of t
he a:d, almost in a hi-;
Hex anybody told
Ki; ksey 's i rue can-eker .'
r.r. e and
me into a
No." said I :
Well." he sale
v, a ul.t er
mi, bat tho
him. 1 edviso you no: to go with
him. lie is. the dainjnrest man in
this whole country. I know I'm
ruiinin' a ie--k in tcliin you, fur
he'd kill me t .-' I; ke t not. it he
kuowad uv it. I've never bed any
fus u:h him, and I don't want
any; but I thought it was my duty
to tiy to keeji a stranger out of
trouble. He's what they call "the
bully." Il.e eh;imp;o!i tih'er ot
e.-t'n North ('ailiner and East
Tciiisy. He's got h; challenge out
to light any man that'll come agin
him any day. I reckon twenty men
have tuck up his dare and font him,
hut they all 'rot knocked out He
tout ii fe
ler over in Pensaco
'go, and thev
k i v he
and liung 1
1-. i e.l.i V
i w;:h h:
e:i on this :
that we kr; un
done n us'n
He won"; k;!l
oi. ami ; t
a man in
t tit ..
; i t ice
.iich ;n h;
. kl ep I'll
i u'll be
.' lie's a
,r :.- h:-
Tlaiut g.'t none that ainbouy
kt.ows ot. ( i : t s h:s hvin' by gam
blin', I should j udge. Don't maSe
much of it m ; his town, unless some
stranger comes in: for the people
all know him and don't fool with
fire. But ef he can git holt of a
green one, he never tails to clean
him out dead certain.
Tie don't play fur fun. it's iur
money he plays, K:rhse does: and
if it's thar. he gits ;;. Ef he wins. '
all right; ef he loes he plas bind,
lie leads his victims en till they
get big money piled up on the
boards, ami tnen lie Hollers out
. and then he hoi!
a-, been c
h eVe. hi
kyard out o' yo" -h eve. honey daln"
he pard.'ier V
it ; it d.on'i
wher he du
sweat s he saw him do
make any d ufe re nee
er not. They fall to
liiarrelliii' er purpose.
and then K
i ksey n hips out his
nd sticks her into the
table while he retch
other hand, and ral,
" T gue-s 1'il hoi i
-.- over wit h his
es in the pile of
. the -takes tell
this thing is set t led."
"The only n ay to .-t-:;'e ;; i- to
fight out or back out. ':nety-nine
out of a hundred men w;il back out,
and Kirksey gits ; he n.i i.i-y. That's
"He thinks yon young fellers have
got plenty money, and he wants
some of ir. You think thai's too
many of you for one man to run
over, but you see you don't know
all it. Mo.-t of the people in these
mountains are a good folks and
honest tolks and kind folks, though
they lock rough, as ou'il find any
where, but the some bad ones,
scattered aiound, a. light smart
sprinkle ol 'em. up and down these
coves, and them that's bad are
mighty bad. Y. u want to keep
outer tlier claws.
"Knk.-oCs the leader of that
gang. When you git up thar in the
mouutams, you're out of the protec
tion of law, and if Kirksey'sm your
tent, some o' them will be not fur
oil". They 'II drop into your camp,
accidental like, and when he gits
ready to go lur you. ther'll be
enough of them to handie you and
yo' crowd, cappen."
He went to a side d or. and look
ing out. said: "( onie he; e. cappen :
I want you to look at tliis man."
1 saw a man ot striking appear
ance just alighting from his horse :
a -lender form, a pah- fare, rather
martial appearance, pa-reing black
.Now : n at man, ; t,ey .-a;
only man in Yancey coin
Kirksey is anywas al'eard
name ; - Marion Hank-.
tiem.in ami tne orav
t ol the Blue Bulge
armed, you see. always i
little arsenal long with him.
Kirksey had a hr'Ie omv law!
n hat tight l n ' !
-He laid Kirks y ,; w : ! !i three
or fo' bullets in him. and Kirksey
chopped him with his bowie-knife
till they had to haul him home.
Kirksey don't let on, but I think he
kinder dreads Hauks and keeps out
of h:s way. "ow, it you go 'long
with Kirksey, bo on yo' guard."
I assured him that I should profit
by hi- kind warning, and should
most certainly decline Mr. Kirk
sey's proposition to go with us and
share our tent. 1 thanked him
most heartily for telling us of our
danger, and went to eon.-ult with
Mose as to the be.-t method of get
ting rid of Kirksey.
I need not di-guise the fact that
the necessity of facing tl
dread, reiion n. to refuse
? . ) Tl " I O . . T- Till ll' '.'1 V ' I . ' l ' , T
I'-"'.' " ' r..... .. ... ,
eared to me
u mat t line to i
to say the least.
What if he should say
no man could so insult t
iion" of the mount am -
What it he should procetd with
professional promptness to eaive
me up with bowie knife? My eoin
panionswere gone, and I had no
one to rely on lor help but Mose.
What if Mose were a coward?
What if Kirksey had some of his
gang about his hou.-e ready to over
power us? If Mose were brave as a
lion what could we do agaiust a
1 half dozen men with such a leader!
1 may as well say that I hud
more sense than to choose eouipany
without knowing of what sort it
was: but this has been the lot of
the inexperienced ever since the
days of poor dog Tray. Found in
bail company, through weakness or
want of prudence, and sorry enough
for it atterwards.
However nervous I was. Moe
did not seem to be ahu an d when I
told him of Kirksey's reputation,
but showed good, honest pluck.
"Take the straightforred shoot,
cap;. en." said he. "Le's drive
down to his gate, and you 1 1 ii him
perlitely as you can, that you don't
want his company, and ef he gits
mad. I'll stay in the wagon with
this double barrel gun handy, and
ef he gits obstrupolous, I'll down
him in his tracks with a load of
buckshot. Fll do it, cappen , I will,
so help me Jerooshv !"'
I felt sure, from the way he spoke
this, that Mose was true and of
good courage, and that he would
spdl ins blood i m' defence. This
braced me up. and made me
far more secure.
When we arrived at Kiik
house. 1 told him as courteous
I could, that we declined to
him in our party. Mr. Ki:
"Somebtldv'- been tellili'
passle of lies, haint they Trumped
up a boogar to scire you, hex?
And o.iii are afraid to go 'long wit li
Kiik.-ey, then? Thez no harm in
me. stranger. I'm a pious feller, I
am: Sunday school man.
I've shot a man or two. but that
was accident. Pistol went oil' and
they was standiu' in the way. I've
cut up some few men, but they rushed
upon my knife when I xvas slingiif
it round. If they hadn't a been
thar in the way, it would never
a happened. Them little thiDgs
oughtener make ag'in a peaceable
chap like me. But if 1 ain't wuthy
to go 'long with gentlemen, guess
you'll pay me fuh the vittles I've
had cooked, won't you. poduer ?"
I said 1 could not pay lor the
Then this gentle, eay natured
man deemed it a point of honor to
compel me to pay for them. He
blustered, threatened, "cussed"
and swore till he seemed to work
himself into a towering passion.
The "bully" xvas nearly ready
for the attack. 1 was in a perilous
situation. I was unarmed: and
when he brought out a huge knife,
I turned to look for Mose. He had
put up the wagon cover to get a
fair view of Kirksey. and was just
bringing his gun to bear on him,
when Kirksey had laid his hand on
"Hold!" said Mose. "If you
take our step to'des the cappen,
vou're a dead man. I've got the
drop on you, and twenty buckshot ,
in her. I put 'em in thar fur a
bear, but you can have 'em. That's
right, put up your knife, and be
reasonable. You never came
nearer goiu' up the spout than you
did jes' then, mister. 2soxv take
my advice, and be friendly xvith
Mr. Kirksey had the quality
ascribed by Mr. Parton to "Old
Hickory," of being able to mode
rate his anger when it was piudent
to do so. lie therefore said :
T should not uvgone with you.
anyway, even ef you had wanted
me ever so bad. I have just hynrd
news which calls me over in Tenisy.
I can tell you one tfiing, you fellers
better not linger too long in these
mountains; it mayn't be healthy
for you." '
To Mose : "1 never expected to
find a down country wagoner with
as much grit as you've got.
We drove on that afternoon, up
Cane Kiver as far as there was a
road xvide enough for the wagon.
We had abundant reason , after
wards, to be glad that we had not
taken Kirksey with us. For in
our intercourse with the people, xve
found that the account given us by
our unknown friend was entirely
true, and that he wus the terror of
We stopped at the Louse of Mr.
2Sisam Allen, two miles from Tom
Wilson's. There was only a bridle
path lrom Allen's to Wilson's.
Early next morning, we started
for the rendezvous at Tom Wilson's.
As we would be in the wilderness
from the time we left his doorway,
xve took provisions for two days.
About thirty men were gathered
for the ascent under the leadership
of Tom Wilson. Te in was a fine
specimen of the mountaineer: a
man of wood cralt. a follower o!" the
chase, a slayer of deer anil bear on
the mountain side; a strong, fair
face resisting sun burn : Saxon
looking, with flaxen hair of the
Scandinavian curling on his brow
a man jou could follow with con
fidence. The little brook called Cane River
was our guide to the place where
the body of Dr. Mitchell lay.
Sometimes we went in the bed of
the stream, leaping from one to
another of the boulders, through
the midst of which the stream gur
gled and pushed its way.
At other times we found this too
rough, and were forced to climb
along the steep and rugged side of
the mountain, picking our xvay
among the rocks, fallen timber and
underbush; in many places walking
along fire-blackened logs, bridging
fearful chasms; often in such peril
ous situations that a misstep might
have hurled us down to death.
After some miles of this sort of
climbing, we came to the fatal pool.
Booking down into its pellucid
depths, we clearly saw the figure
of a man Ixmg dead on the bot
Many of the men who were there
had been engaged for several days
in the search for Dr. Mitchell.
Thev xvero anxious to hear the
story ot Tom Wilson's adventures
in finding the body. As xve sat
around the little circular basin,
Tom gave the narration in the sim
ple, graphic language of a hunter.
He had followed the doctor's foot
steps after findmg his trail, with
the patience of an Indian, and with
a skill whichrivalleil the exploits
of the famous Natty Bumpo.
Tom had prepared a long pole
with a hook at the end. With this
hook fastened in the coat collar,
flin 1iw1t- ttt cic tlnirl tt Ira tt- ii In tl. a
the body was slowly drawn to the'tious.
rz'-r ia-ie;. vi-.t...
surface. When the white forehead,
with the thin hair ih.iting in dis
order, touched the upper air. a sort
of shudder vibraNd through the
circle of mountaineer- surrou.:diug
1 Here was
money in ir. w
wa no-inn- t
1 at twenty
he wa- a
robbery. -'A' c ilen; a
the eone!u;- : a'i p
His watch .
minutes pa.-t .,. .t o
As well as I i ecollee".
large man- - weight over
died pounds. A mount.
a narrow-brimmed hat, xvho -aid he
knew, declared that it was an im
possibility for t hat company to car
ry the body ro the top of the moun
tain. But Tom Wi'.-on and at
Allen affirmed tli.it they could do
it. and wiiuh!, and the no n follow, d
the more le.-olu'.e. and h-it the
faint heat ted man in Mir m n o: j-y-of
It was a most difficult undertak
ing to cany this heavyweight no.
np, up. four miles of the steep and
rough mountain acclivity: but these
men of Yancey did ii. I never
witnes-rd human toil .-n herculean.
A stretcher xv.i- made of strong,
fastened on f.vo strong
poles, ii recti
; went x r
d' tiii- on
length, and th
Four men i
XV. 1 1-1
h of t In .'
the pole to
( ight men beg, in to
xvas no path, hut up
C. over ir U" bould-
e:i. j agged. some-
times far apart trunks of trees lv
ing across, often bieast high, carpet
of moss with water under it. x ield
ing and treacherous thick. tangTed
undergrowth of brier, laurel, ihod
odendron climbing, sprawling.
over ban ging, interwoven
up, up, four miles np a stt
Advance thirty or ie: t y.-.i
then give place to eight ot!.'
so on by rt lays of eight.
I tried it once for thirt
and came out breathless,
was enough. I concluded
e p xv ; !
V V. ill's
owlandei had sufficient ta-k to
the top of black Mountain in one
day-; so I k-ft the w. i k to the moun
They were at the m
Mountain befjie nigh
they arrived there,
they :. .d. t !ic.-e meD1
a pa: :y o! ladi in.
read x- to con ev D; . 2
imiiiit oi Black
:. Now. xvhen
f Yancey, but
to A-hex rile!
"2o, sir." said these men cf
Yancey County. "We brought this
body up here to bury it on the top
of this mountain, and we are going
to do it. We did not do all this '
work for Buncombe. 2so. sir. why
didn't you Buncombe felloxvs come
down and find the body? .rul xvliy
didn't you bring it up?
"After wa have foam! it ..ml
worked hard to biiiig it up. you
want to carry it oil' to Asheville.
2So, sir. It can't be done, unless
you are better men than we are."
They were fighting mad in i few
minutes, and I began to think I
should witness a pitched battle, for
the men of Yancey swore they
would die before the would
let the Buncombe fellows
take the body from them.
Fortunately, there was a black
haired young man of persuasive
tongue, standing there a man
whose hair is now gray, and who
may be seen sitting in the Senate of
the' Cnited States, as Senator
Yance. of .North Carolina.
He made a speech to the angry
inountaineers saying to them that
lie himself would prefer that Dr.
Mitchell should bo buried there; it
would be most fitting and appropri
ate, that the great mountain might
be his monument. But it xvas the
wish of Dr. Mitchell's family, that
the body be carried to Asheville
for interment, and he felt surethey
wouhl agree that it ought to be so.
They were appeased. Of course
they would make no further objec
tion, if it xvas the wish of the family,
they said: but they wished it dis
tinctly understood that they xvould
see the buncombe fellows many
miles farther off, before they xvould
give the body up to them.
It was cold that July night, en
the top of Mt. Mitchell. There
xvas a small hut built of logs of bal
sam pine, and covered with bark,
which furnished the only sleeping
accomodation. ( n the floor of this
hut, thirty men, crowded together
found the space too small and the
bed too hard lor comfo-.t. and we
wished for day."
About three o'clock I arose, ami
going out, found that faithful Mose
was wiser than I. lie was snugly
shelteied from the cold wind be
hind a large rock, and basking in
the heat ol a routing fire. I joined
Next morning the clouds were
far below us, hiding the earth from
sight, and the peak on which we
stood appeared like an i-land in
mid-ocean. After tins sun rose we
seemed transferred to the Artie
Ocean, and the clouds transformed
into a wilderness of frozen sea and
Presently there came a rent in
the polar pack; this enlarging, we
saw the green earth through the
rift. Then, gradually, the whole
sea of clouds rose and tloated away
like the phantasms of a dream.
The sublimity of the scene was in
describable. We walked down the mountain
in two hours and a half. There xvas
a plain loot-path all the way to Turn
Wilson's. Had Prof. 'Mitchell
found this path, he xvould have
reached Tom Wilson's in safety.
He failed to remember that a circuit
must be made to the left on leaving
the top, befoie starting in the way
that led to Tom's house.
Many noble men have risked and
some have lost their lives, to extend
the boundaries of human knowl
edge. Among the martyrs to
science the name of Elisha Mitehe'o
should have a place of honor.
1 have Iieai d t hat his body has
been removed to the summit of
Mt. Mitchell, win-re the Yancey
men desired to bury it. A noble
resting place for him whose name
the highest oeak of the Blacks will
hand down to coming genera-
,.v. I e......
! : K -' e t . VCl" i 1 1 i ll a
pot t ienlars of a ':. 1
which our oart
lid at Mr. N'is .an
This w as
!.. i , ,
fig a h.o
'n am ; -1 v.
k 1 i
v i -1 . i n ;
saoi t '.:
thing ; :
WoUid kiiO.'iv o
..-ere ::o; en:::e'
.3 V .
liij ia JL:
;.-.-. n-t. or ' ::.-ri'i : i ..:;.., r;-
a larger acreage i f wh.-nt -.via I.:., ed
thi? y..-:,r t!i3'i u . A ' : . '
elu-l. 11 ( tie- '.j:.-..., ...
tri L. .-a;., t'r:- - i
W. ,:...). Mi .; r,:.r - ,.
to ru'-ftt in N'i'w lurr- i: : . : ?
or lirt of July. 1---.
Tilrnicgtoc Star: t'iw.i-1 s.a;, tu-..
at wurk yesterday olt.iinir.g facta ;.
taiuiiij; to the Oneloxv r.olro.i.i b-: .
tie n vot'.-d oy the city, v.lih a L- -.-uiakiCt:
a r-fci a-rrv..'. i i ha,.:. - :
s;.;nv sub::: 1U1 a io ) , . .,, : . ;
at li:r rr. sir.: :-::. The ; : : , y
that the matter will ! ; r. :: - :.
in a fcxv ,.ay .-.
A'.. - ::; ,:! li ..... : ". .. . . ;
uio authority ci :.:: miir.i
ani j.-ditieal fri-.r. 1 f
Thomas J. Jarvi. that th
not con-cm to the u-e .- f
connecti'-a v. th- ;
ncminiit; .u n. yo::. '
deelin- s a ;-
i- x ii
hi- fl : - to c .
Tubojj i';.;;a: Ti. .... . :. a....
appears on the .-ti e t.? a . a... v .
old-tiia 3 iQ-r T. (Jihcr t.ld... : . . .- .
against the "Army." hu ivt - i
has done much uoi! in Duikim. 'f a
cilicers that have from time to ::.;;
been in chargy of th:- ; h:'.v i,
earnest aiij. ;.s i.o- -.. :. . :. .
correct in tin. ir 1 i a r.
Boar.i.ke New: : Y. , :i.
General Fitzhugh Lev w ::t . i-
fair on Friday with Genera; :,
A letter c 1" invitatioa h.r.r : : . :. f .. .-. ..: '.
to him and he intimated t live.--! y t. .
ne wouia oe nrro. an anj-.-.a.;-yet
been received. iJampt-.::i
at the ol i soldiers' re-union !
old soldier ought to see the--? rr.
and shoulJ brirjK tht-ir thhdrt-rs tj
their old ehieftaicb,
Kiizabeth City Ecccomi.-t: Tii r. i o,.
ter -hells. One held an oyfU-r "! y.,
old when it was takc-u fr.- 1:1 tho heil i'i
Far erect, and the other tw- era:
from tho bottom of the ocf-.v.. ai : v. - :
years old when they v.; r-. wa-ha.-i
alive on Body "s Bland beach. Ai?" :.
Mexican quiert whip froai Y.. ;!-.
Texas, are on r ccr.tril t::!'" - : : .h . : i
a: the Fair, th: : wa eh. W :a . . -: . :
in Jj. K:hcri.ij. - c. ;:;: . r : T.. ?.
Daihfai.i U-.-c-r-Ji i : J ,,: !; :!
at this tern: of the aur; raa .ie uu 'iTijer
for tho count' corurmfsioner v v.-.-it
all the prisoners convicted ir. th:ri -o;;r.;v
on the public roads. A 3 a !r.r-o num
ber are font every court to tla- p.tnit.n
tiary this will now give the eruttv ih. 1
rihi t, work them up. .a tho public
road?. S-.iree will have to wctk as hi;h
as live or six years or perhaps lonRer.
With the larje cumber envb-ted i:
will put a strong force cn th r-a-.d.
With a ;,-ood overseer tiie r ):u!s : hcui d
be put in c;dtndid conditica.
Greenville Rciloctor: ' !-sr e nuty
came oil with the honor? a: H-.:-.l r?c n'.--
big tobacco break li.ft Ihi l-iy. Mr. (t,
F. Evan?, of this towns-iip. hai hL
crop there and it. wa the Ii::e-. tbac i,
on the door, hie took the first prize
which was a i:ic wae.-n. Ill- or ;.
from two acres brought -iv . Mr.
Fred Cox tcils us eome co:a a w - car
ried to his gin hi-u wet-!:. an I u, n . -
amination the lint was f..a'.-i t- .
quantities cf -mail . black xv. xv.: - abr-u:
an inch in length. 1 hey arj : .:e.I t;
be eatinfr the lint. Wac .:. h --a r ::v
wormy cotton before'.'
Goldsbcro Argusi There u.
more propitious outlook !'. r ;. f'..ir :'....n
there is for ours at this d ate. Only
two persons were ecnt to ll-.j j.nlt!!-.-tiary
at this term of the e a:;t. I :.
of Sampson ceuntx-. pas--.i tiaca-ii lb.
city yesterday cn his way to ii -.'..-i,i,
with five prisoner, one who- ar.-i four
blacks, all coavieteJ for larceny a: tir
recent term of said court, and .a ntenct -1
for tern;- rangitss fr.mi o:.e : i t.n
years. M:ij. II. L. Cro.r.t. x ).: is a
manufacturer and farmer both on ut
an extensive scale, is quite an e::ti:u
siast on the subject of tile dr.-.ina.;". so
much so that he procured some eue to
show forth the beauties and ! on. h:s i
this manner of drainage in rhyrr. -. r.:. 1
has had published a little tr-et. v. hh'h
he will distribute at our I ,ir in :i."
hope of inducing our farmers t a i. ;
more generally this mode of dr..:;.;;..-.
From the reading of which cireu'ar and
poem we are about to fad in ! v ith
th.e svstem ourselves.
DhSTitl ( iiVh FJiil!.
i;ui'lii:iur of the .'liile -; v It'u;!
hitor ami Caia:-.
Fire broke out las: ni ;:.: a'-.- a: 1.
o'clock on the Clyde steamer B 't-ula: ;r.
lying at the wharves cf the Champion
Compress Company. As -..:;! ;.s i'.is
covered an alarm was sen: oat fri.m
box No. 0'. and the enj-ir-i:.- and ot:u-r
apparatus of the fire dep-irtmcnt rahi-d
to the scene of the comiagration. and
in a short time had the tire under can
trch Tiie tlames broke out amidships
and spread fore and aft. until the whole
ship was envelop ?d. In: th ' a':.r;s a:
the firemen pre-ente-.l tlu r.i from
spreading to the xvhaives ;:: 1 v -::.-. -h
adjacent. No ore coal: t -.: :. t'a
n re criminate-": .
The Regulator was ha . - '. r
cargo and would i:av. ci. .ia 1 : r
York this morn;::.-. Ih aihs h r u : d
freight of spiriis turianiinc. r . in.tir
and lumber, she had abn:n !;. ii. a
sand bales of cotton heard.
Finding thtit it was in) r-s -i b h ta i x
ticguish tho fire, th.e tag alirie t .ck tho
burning steamer in tow an 1 cirri, d
her up the river, away from the wharves
and shipping. When the e iiiim.s .. ...si d
to play upon iur the i'-sims bur.-t not
with renewed energy, sivwing ti. ti e
vessel was a mass cf lire from the .;. :a.
and likely to prove an entire i a
Tho Regu'.at -i xx as an ir. n . a ai
- B tons. :: a' r. :'...' x h.-f. - n im
port and -"-v. Y ak. ,n ! v. c .--manded
hv . C .pr I- :r ia W.' : 0
S ii:. ; .aa e Ce a ; t Ii. , i-t-:: .
Rai.: : ..-:. C.. i - Ti e :- -preuie
Court this afti r:a. r: :.;.-.-! : an
ions in the f ol ia .vie.e c a - -:
Gardntr a; .i:.-: the i . -
Kilburn again-L Ih.i.ei - :: n .. :: :.
Halm .a,:.-.:n-t .i:.-.-: . r, i r
Hodges again-: !.: : a-. . :a .
new trial grant-a .
Hancock against H;;i k- : n - ; r
Ode-n aciainst Lai es ; re. i : : ; r.
S;:ito against J ;n : s f : a: ' a
country; no crrcr.
rrefrv? ynm- 5 a
-imp! v v on b a f u ' . th-'
Haw kef,' Spectacles ana
have attained tiirougli at
States: thev a--e known fr
sic ta the R -ck: a arel :h a
is bail: upon real ;;e -ri:.
from the nivfi. cmin. r.r :
country are giv, n. wit h a
sight improveil by their u -All
eyes fitted aif! the tit
at the drug tt.a-e ,,f la S.
KUtii ta:: -'-BuiTy.
sen 5 1m
-e at; item i
7Y AND VICINITY
I'. J a:'T w in
" a t;e- murder of
, . , ,. ,r M: i'de
lav j ..t. Jle was
i: -i 1 a--ined by
i i y
1 t' .
da r. W. Y.
;:..! : .. ' :-,; an a m
.:: :.l I : . a ca-. f
'.he ea r i . jj-r e or man
Ihs 1! ai r. .lade .hinp.
.' .r- taal fioni the evidence
aiir ,r n-ediin'." Counsel
:!:: i .rt 1 ai
r a :.- tri i!. v. 1. i'h heaig
i : .1 v. as taken t the Su-
' I a . -1 si:
I i J
ani an : " - :;. a e.a;
I k:a- . i.tjr. li.iiaaicr
ah. g II. tin re far Mile heat-
; r-.y.ag ,-o laud and st i ong
only shorill w;,s c anpclled
liini t j let up fi r a ' earaii in
c:h rs i ..i::d t hk. Jomsap
'' b-i!! w.-ll ci red fordur-
a. a;-:,: ..-h, i- more ile.-hy
' :i "ill. i e joi- r mv.-i
:-::.i. n-ma le aiiy:.-
'- 'n- ' ' ! '' pti-'nu-s
'i i .::!. -h a. e r r.f the
- i ak. k k i-'iiut it:, n of
1 ' ' ard . f the
''- tk; ! . :aa ' 'art in his
' that lie I'd: that Mr.
:kn ! ' him about it.
; etiti ;:. :ni he
I f'.r Lim."
that your time is
x' mur dot s e.iuc-
her S101 'JO: V. Wad.-worth, wood for
h i:'; I.;: -,v ;.r.xth.ing poor hou -c S-l s. 00 : M . T. Bryan, coffins
e.vir ken ir. such a and burial? SI.00:U.G. Mosh-y, bouse
a; befir" and hope my rent S i ",i ; S. W. Latham, commissioner
ra : cut. per diem and mileage S4 30: V. G.
.: r nas ao y uu ask y our Brinson. commissioner per diem and
a; a p.- tin n to get yeu superintendent of bri Jgr s S10.00; T. II.
Mallison, commissioner per diem
::;r cunipukt nd this and mileage $5.00; W. M.
fa r i xelanatien by his Watson. commissioner per diem
i a change in the word- and ruperintendent of poor $9.00;
a : by t he rep.-rter he Orlando Hubbs, Register of Deeds per
dieiu, frrs. etc. S10.24: ceur.ty of Wake
: . .m'.dty at w hat tin y clerk Adams $24 10; U. Stimson
I a ah: ihirk tliey ought eherilT Jsoard ing prigoneis for Septem
;.'. th.-y ay they are her $112 to; n pairing jiil, gate, etc.
s's'.Se. turnkey fees S3 'JO; John Greer,
i t :. .:d,i any s! i- mint refi.iiring couit house $4.75 . Ih W. Car
v ke ." killed !-" penter, C. S. C., stationery 810 53, New
I ain't gai'ty (.f what Bern" JoiiiNai., advertising-, etc.,
k- SI 2. 50: W. 1! Lane, assessing taxables
-. r H v with !Ir. Me .v- S'ca.O: R. N. ButTy, legal cap paper
un.'y .- $ 25: N. S liichardfon & .Son, two order
,-xv borne :.n.l M-. Jit-iuih' banks S2 oo; ,). p. St. inly, constable,
ik. 1 t'i" pk-.aur. serving r -.-. J orders SG CO.
R 'capitulation : Support of poorS343.-
i.v.d n j tin r,
my mother. ' '
.her living yet ': '
tt k;o can't come down
: a-. ' r -in.-e I'vi been
:vorsation r. marks
- his prisiju mate.
,s. ho explained that Jones was
thai he did n t undciatand
lit; tru--t to I- frien ls to gl
i : . m
f r him.
xv."' s lid thf j liter's wife
v hftt'nc room. "I hope
xxall ;rdon hira. He has
u who bad more sense
I an I h! .i ir.e jad as
la- : ar.j Uitijfe t j s.y ub-.ut
t a -. ,- . " r.ske 1 th" r-p.rter.
a I c i i r i i d h i u i his dinner.'
' 1 a ked him hoxv ho was. be
was hurt, and turned ell ana
xvi t.t e
con versa;; -n
n with tiie reporter
.kti .3. !!
f r i n k t )
part, r w a
l. ::: l .' kn
t i :.-:i I
etiK .i t. r.-:i!i;:..',l hi- con
i i . xaikntiy i f th'- opinion
.nig em be ,h,r.e by his
save b.itn. When the re
ab nit t- l.-itve he called to
iv if he would i:et up a pe
rn. Ik nas informed th.it
x aa a a its rtd I i that.
' A.ILP.0AD EXTENSION.
. V :-ieo !'. o::i tl;e West.
:;eie bi.io v is from the A:te
.z.. If our frien ls cd tiieC'iii
iaen reading the J'HT.nai. for
fix months thev would have
!; it their friemkof the East are
dy in fav...r of li " pr :p.j-;ti"ii
e e.dkd unou this
- j , ! v s w ; i ;
xve. k by :; ..'onimitlie for the purpose of
a.ci t j oang lis views in regard to a
i r. a connection of the Atlantic and
North C o-kina R iilroad witli the Capo
i,ar ami Yadkin Vailey Road. The
.aero, .New iH-rne, an-
-on t.isl Beakort have held meetings
an i r.j pointnl strong delegations to
cata'or v. ith the Governor and point out
the ;. 1 v.'-.ntages of such connection.
S; x e learn from the Raleigh News
Obrvrv. r. Tiie State owns, nominally,
thr.. e K crlhs of tiie stock of this road.
Vk- -av :: rniually. because the property
a- mm nas uet-n. aim win continue to
: e ti- it i.o'-v itu.ds. ucpix'itaLio to the
-,..te a a stockholder. The counties
thi juit v. ' ac'a the r a 1 .a-ses own the
... a t of the -;ock and sutler a like com-
i.lr.ir.t. knater the present mtthod of
I.ktval management, for the road to
r. ;a:iin ai it is. with no further connec-
Ii r.-'OT iuduence. it must continue to
r att.ai unpri "litable to all concerned.
in.- , e ''Ie imau'C lately concerned in
this io. i.t.s stockhkdra, and other-
are anxious an 1
a r.v s i tor an exa nsion ot the road
ir and independent connections .
a... proposition k oa aiditional
ae to be piaced up ai the present
u would re a iny bear, an 1
:-a u.'ia.-t. 'io t-. . uilora
e n vcr.b tt t p";n t . w here a
ail bt m 'i ! e . ! with the
d Ytk !. ia kh. y and Sea
Let, r ana V, kin Yalky
ivc ,' i n n- e; ; ai with I .. Ill
a, r t b" k .v r. ai 1 . eaai
. i. tt. it th- city of Wil
li! k a a 1 -U b- ript ion
:mt e;i n tie- S:;..te uoght.
j "... a :n : ; g t c e in lla
; tbe C. L an Y ' . Road
1 ai I li ..i i at l ; .Lisbon..
-u:n given by Wilmington
i- a.neet ion with that city .
a ais could t ii us be ace an -
i k i h N-.rth Carolina se i
s .-.ire ad iiiki:".! connee-
la- great i ',: of tin ir
a - S tate a re
: ; ut ii ii
I as li e prix- .t.. sto.'k of the
:'..! ai-o b laartgaged. on the
i, Wilmington on the other
assume a like
burdeu to unite
ith the State in securing both connec-
rl r ? i
t aim. As cit:7."mi of the State we feel
an interest in seeing these connections
made, and after these are made we
-hall live in h.ipca of Be(dn the Cape
hear nnd Yah kin Vallev extended
through Ashe. Mitchell and Yancey to
Asheville. Such a connection can be
n,a,ip- an'' we believe in time will be
made, and xve wi-h the time of the
matj-jg (,f ni ,,f tilf.nl iiaptened. What
pay our f.-iend- in the K ist to the prop-
Ailowa ic -o Made by the County Com-missioncrs-ci
Crave-- County at the
2cj:ular I-I-a-t no- II-Id in October,
On accoant f p i a Win. Cieve for
support of "I. Harris, ?-joo, for B. Kite
S1...0. S irah Ihaita
1 r M. 1 '. Hall,
- '. '' e A manda
sa.oc Ii.r.r- y.a
A. T.dei fir Dm Keee
W't sh-y (iray j' 00; Mary
Wa h. i pivi y for VV. Bon-
G .t . . : si "
n. r .M i a. . -. ,a 1 1. rrington Si U'O; D. B.
-,i.;i; j,,r ,p y; ( -. x s.uiil: Ilaar
1 ;! ai n t f , r C e di i aa-r .-i "O. Betlie
Nek .n .fl ,Vi A. . I.ieyd -,'l.eO: It. G.
; Mostey for .idney Brown Si 50; Betsey
Westbrook SI. 00: W . li. Griffin for Si-
nua: Ithem SI. 00: Thomas Harris $1.00;
v. 1 iahn far Ban JlcCray SI. 00: Matilda
liui.m r? :ul.i.;i. J. Wiley nnd family
v JeUerr.n. l . Unas for Jacob and
. H. Bums .con Caesar Bccton for E.
B. ,-; n : ! (mi. Ituv A. Wilh tt S1.25;
N.in.an Ip-..; f, r li I .it h iiiKhouse
.-I i tl. Miri. l.hana Wright SI 25;
kiaai id; It. Jj u nn Si. i a w. ti. Ikarce
for 1!. C. Wi -t .-a (a).
The k How ing claims uaae allowed
t!ie amount allowed bein the name as
claimed unle.-s .U.-rvi-tt. stated: Rv
chael Irelan.l. laeper of Willis' bridge
' ' ok Ih k'uidiey. j mi tor court house
:. 10a 0: Jno. T. Lincoln, keeper of Cler
t i-et ni"at bri.lge SI0 (;(); J. J. Tolson, agent,
' said rations for p. .or house S'J2 Ir-; A. Sears,
keep, r f p.K.r hause $10 00: Margaiet
J.i iman. r-...k tit p .or houne S3. 00; Dr.
Jan. I". Long, profese and fervices for
May. June. July, August and Septem-
Mr.Thad tk: department of justice. S75.l l; mis
cellaiie.'us department :'ss 01 eherilT
and 'j.iil f.e-i s;23 15. Total for the
montli S'U!0 30
NEWS NOTE 3.
has arrive 1 ;:i Ne.
Tite W. sit r:i !
I --! - s.i n ' : h-t-degrrpli
R 'V. Ch..-iih s .'
ie n i f the novelist,
'. dan full
O'd for Mr.
Beccla r's una e-i-or
Hc-ury G ia'ge j ,-. d .els th.it either ho
or Frederick lb Gr..:tt will he the next
sn"rii:irv of .aat" far N xv York.
A s -ho A buil !i:ig in c lira' of erec
t txui in New "S' . i i c o .:!.:;. . I aial buried
twenty wciatnan in the rums.
John F. I b ury iV '',)., wholesale
1 riiggi.-ts. Ne.v i .rk, mile an asjign
raciii Tueeday. Ti:e assignee stated
th:. t lie b-li. xa d the lino, would pay in
full if gi veil t i tne.
The fourth annual i u t eiTia t ional con
vention of the Brotherhood of Railroad
Brakemen o.' the knited States and
Canada -i . d :n Binghamj'ton . N. Y.,
The large e. to n and ooh-n mill of
the r.irkruotin.t Munufacturin Com
pany, at Lenin i. hdiwari' county. Pa.,
was destroyed by fire Tu sday: loss
$50 000; insurance Sk OeO.
Fire at Stevens, Lancaster county,
Tuesday morning destroyed Me-
Kee's cigar factory with a large quan
tity of caatd tobacco, hu!;:, iV. Heizer'n
implement st"re ion! a barber shop.
Loss $10 ik
irtitiUy insured .
steamshiii FuLle. which arrixed
at New York Tuesday, brought Andrew
Carnegie, and a deputation of members
,,,i, l.r,,,, of l'arliamunt.. who have
been apiointed by the Beace Associa
tion of (ireat Britain to wait upon the
Bros id en t.
A rough statemi nl of the allnira of
H. Vx'ebstcr iK; Co.. wholesale dealers in
liuuors, ;it Nos. 7s and 'u Broad street.
Now York, shows li d. ihties $735,000,
.,0 ,. , , AA.
te net surplus t.s.000.
They have $3'J3.0oii m merohand isse and
$j'j0.0"0 in book accounts,
, , , .
mt et.ng i clergy no n of d.lTerent
denominations, to the number of 100,
was held in New York Tuesday, to de-
vi,(, m.,anH ,.v w hieh tho trafllo in
,. .,.,,., ,
l:!""r t!:" Si,'bath nnht be pre-
vtiitid. A. conimntee was appointed
to call a public ira ttng to take nctian
on the subj.-. t.
Henry S. Little of Trenton N. J.,
j.ubh.-ln .. a tiff, en fi.lumi; reiteration of
hts ehargi s against Senator Mcl'herson
of bargaining to t-ecure thu i lection of
(i;n. S-xxalltis s-ii'iti.r in return for
1 an ine-s faxa i . Mr. Little dec lares
itor Mel 'hi i
11,' if I . . e
: r io in. 1 1
'II I 11 p h t t I hhlH 't
chare a are l i t
i a 1 1 ta'
no i . t
at i 1 A nt- ,V . ' s tbass works
a-', erg. 'iur.-- lav a f I er n o.-n . Tho
gk-s v. I k- phiiit . a row '( i I e
t xx o lick .kxe!iiii-' I hree small
and ti p.-rti.-n of Ja kn.n "s lirery
stables xx i re eoiiritne-d A number of
i iher d ix ( l.:ng xx i a e d, imaged. lOfl
estinta'o d at :. M' .
,n i list 1 Mii-.d p..--. nger train on the
. . . I . xx : tli a 1 ai ge ii u rn her of
pa-; : a- : aboard, had a ii'irnixv escape
f r. n: 0. a ; j .n. Sunday iiiM. Just
b- f. : th' L. ng I i idge. i ear North
M acn. a Mi h . xvas re n hi d. the engi
ne r made the d.r every that the struc-
, ture was on lire, and t-U'-eed.d in sto!-
ping his train.
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