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J Y.TES, Editor akd Pizorr.iEToit.
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WILLIAM J. YATES. Editor and Proprietor.
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Robert Gibbon, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON'.
o;:ir- over Smith & I lammouU's Drug Store
,,) CnlVge Street.
X p. MoCombs, M. D.,
-in:'.l services to ine v.wwim :i
i i -.inoiiii linu country. ;idl calls, bOi.Ii
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v. ar, warrants biiii in
) ail parties who may
at r-si-jei:-C(! on 1 rvon Srtret:t. lust ik low
A 1 ) ' D ink.
.'i.i i.!:i-,n v,s M. I. IV.;r itn C i.M.ifr Natlon
i!.!..'; of C,;;i;-1 oltc; Dr.'Win.S!. );!. I r. .1. II. y. --M.M-ul
W..1. Y't-.'s. E Iior 'i'Mi-loit..- IK-nioerat.
ia IsTO. 1-
SMITH & HAMMOND
vc ia Step- a Fall si n k of Drus, Me.lici n'--s.
,Vc, w ai !: they arc
I 1 1 ' A I
ottering at very Jov ..n.:e,
u i.uicsiii" ami n oiu.
('miitrv M( reliant- iind others visitinff Charlotte
will do we'd to call and ;''t p;ot -it ions.
Ac. :'., ixm.
Dr. JOHN H. McADSN,
V7hoiosalo and Retail Druggist,
ClIAl.'boTl i:. x. c.
r.'l a larg-::vl '. "-ii ici i.-d siwk of iJFHE
Chemicals, I'.ii at Medicines, Family
, I'aiMts. Oils, anih.-. I) ye St Uis,
: 1 Toil. ! .
he is d--t-.
. E. G. ALEXANDER,
cHAiiLo'rn:, x. c,
iv; Ins mtv ices as I hvMcian to t.i
(at ::-ie :is
.riot! .- a. ni .siii'ioandin r eoautry.
I)r. A ! .ander Diazes a 'oo.l ( :gi 3
ri!i;i;i any Fate at .'.i-ilicine. Try it.
b v. in;o.
xl are, j
CI! A LOTTIi. X. C.
v.-ell-Known ilov.s" liav'r'v.r lee!i new!v fur
retiltetl i'l every ie;);tni:ie;ii, i n open
.n i l e ; 1 1 1 1' i' e; 1 e i ! ! I lie
)i.iaiItii-N-es at the Depot on arrival of Train-.
:. !;(). ' II. ( IX'CLKS.
Siioves, Tin & Sheotiii;-? Iron Ware.
Ahvnys mi liand the liest STOVLS in the market.
, ' ii's Ciiioritie, Kxcel.siwr, Colmnbia and Live-
( 'unkin.: Stoves.
!-'C, an I l'.irior Stoves,
Tin ii ;.! Sln-i t-lron Ware,
H-'!iow Ware, .lapanese Ware, aad various
AM war - an I work warranted as ivpre v nted.
I Oi lers resj'eci f'dlv solicited.
I'-1 I-o. ' 1). II. IJVKIiLY.
JOHN T. BUTLER,
i'i:.( i ie.i.
Watch and Clock Hiker,
AN!) PF.Af.KR IV
.ikwi:li;v, fine wati iir.s clocks,
Watch .Materials, Spot f a ! -s. A c.
1 '. i
1 1 .
rvo Your Eyos
Leiixs, inaiitifactf.red by l!ic Pi
ni last it Ue, are saju-nor to smy oth-r
r.mrieei . Tie-v conf. r a luaiiiaacv
ui v;.-ion not found ia any other GiaM.
er e.ia Iv used equally well without ijring or
til.- r e.
l"--r sale otily at JOilX T. UFTirS
by Stere, M-.in Stmt, sole a.Lat hi Charlotle,
. .".a.l vie inity.
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D. SNYDER & SON,
Gun and Lock Smiths,
CHARLOTTE, N. C,
:v. Miri'-f-ieturers and T?.-viir.r r.f nil l;in-'tnf
V- "!- ' l'--t'd.-, Door Locks, Trauk Locks and
l. x ,, si1,s
....'l ;.""!,"."f im Vxmc S:c- 't-vat!y for sale
i ..... .i ., . . .. ...
r, w .j,
hr.i S.ioi) to iret vor.r Arms.
oia .s (.r s
It; : tiro Is or have vuiir ulil work
- i :w iv v,'
h"l .i P.rk U.diJing near the Public Square.
DAN ID SN DEIi,
W. E. SNYDER.
Shoes and Boots, Leather, &c.
s. n. .aTeac uaai, !
In tiik Xationai. IJanr UriuiNc, !
,. Ih received a verv lan-e stock of '
l,(,,TS, SHOES, LEATHER,!
Shoe-Findings, Belting, &c.,
viiieh he respectfully ' asks the attention of i
i !, ;,;!,. an,j retail buyers. '
,!..,'' ';X!iri''nation of his stock by country nif-r- 1
s,)licit:.,l o it ,vtn hn .... f.ii..T-..l.l..
' can In-
...it w .-..mi mi a. j.ii'iai'iv
new sivlt-S of Endies' .-mil r3rntlnmnn
nui j5l,,,ts will lie found in GREAT YARIE-
''"'"'iid.er the place Store
in Bank Building, !
S. B. MEACIIAM. !
- .i.-T Tf i (iranit
' hi. 1N7(.
, . . FOR SALE.
' 'MIT 1(
'" ' aailK sVl e.
i . . i'1' noses in v iiarioue
lor srili- nn- , .. . t -i. . ..i .
There are ten acres of Land
u H i! (ri.i.,l 1 l,.,..u: ...
- ' cnuii.: coiuamn
ling s-'ven rooms, tine
a i . ;.-r.
Mrtur.uiiu an under lence aiai in good
it Mount Plea-ant P O rmm,. 1
1 )i "V'l s io ,r al,l-v toT. L. Ritch hi' Charlotte. :
1 IS'" W. R. SEARS. I
:i"y. N. ('.
A Max Drowned while being Bw- i
ri.-iED. j.x rand llul, Kentucky, a sad ace 1-i i i. f i -li t "
, i, . , , p 1 , ' n V A most desperate fight occurred here be
! dent (K'cuiitil. A few weeks since Dr. A. i . ,r vm- i t ..... r
P. Pownal I united with the Christ ain church, t
i .. 1 .' 1 1 . 1 - :
UU1 u,r nnT '.-'
uited as the day of his ,
ed las pastor, the Iev. ,
1M1 1 tWl Plf U I t Kll !
! uiiu ounuay was appoint
j bnjjtiism. Hi- reouet-ted
i T I I r i. a... f .i. . .. a j. v . I
:"V'i',u,iu,m im. rur. "l im
ap.oimeu !our a lanre uuuiin-r 01 persons
a.s,mblel on the banks oi Crookod CrceK,
.... r.v. j
i Miigin ana prayer, Jir. lioun entered ine
water, leading the Doctor, and the decent
being verv gradual they were obliged to
proceed some distance from the shore in or
der to reach, a sufricient depth, but suddesily
both wereiseeu to go down, having stepped
over a bank concealed by the water; r.both
soou arose to. the suri'ace, audr3Ir, Hough, re
gained the bank, but the Doctor being un
able to swim was swept by the current un
der a floodgate only a short distance below;
every exertion was made to save him, but in
vain. The body was soon afu-r found and
brought ashore amid the most heart rending
screams from his vonmr wife and friends
:IO:vTH CAROLINA RAILLiOAD COMPANY,
S 1 'C RET A II Y'S OFFICE. )
Company Shops, December 10, lsTO. V
Tlx-B.i.ir l of Dimctors of t'.in Nnith Carolina
ii;-.ilrt;ul 1 ( iinna.ii v iiav. ti.i-i (lav di lar? l an aumiai
livi.lvnd ul f-ix pvr cent, oa tii capital stck of saia
Company, for tin- Iis-:il y;. tir en.
Tla-i-e p-r rent p:iy.tbl" on first; 1ny of nch. 1C'T1 ;
tr.n e per e-:nt p-ivabic on first e-ry oi ,1'ay.
The traiuso r Books will be elo.;:-.l from first day
of F bruary to lir-1 day of March, 1SJ1, on firt pay-aa-nt,
"aa-l from ;irt d-iy of Jiia.-1 mvt dav Juh ,
l-"571,on second pavm -ni.
CIIAllLKS M. CF.UMF,
Jan 2, 1871 ha Secret. ny pro t r..
Kew Tfliliinery Gcocis.
II i just returned from tiie I"orth vrit'i a large: as
s. al meat of Millinery ' ioods. She invib s t b e L:tdi
to eail an I s.-;- f
Oct. 10. 1ST0.
la U.st stvlcs and fashions.
W. C. COLLE
31T. PLEASANT, CABAUKL'S i;0., X. C.
Tiie sei-oad hali'-sesion of prtsv-nt scholastu: term
begins Januarv 2-1, 1H11.
Tuiti m,Si) we. ks, - - 10 to 20
Board, " " - to 4")
The sons of all orthodox Ministers wili bo charged
but baif the usual rales of Tuition.
For further particulars sippl for Cataloiruc.
A idivss, ibiv. L. A. IUKLE,
Dec 22, ix?u 4w Fr sid-nt.
Mount rleasant Fomalo G3i?iiiiary.
Jf. ri'.isint ilih-vrru Co., X. ('.
Bo:;rd p-r ?-ston i";f ."" na!tb-'.
Tuition in Primary i partmeiit,
" Academic "
it-l) (id to 10 (Jo
12 ir) to o
1 00 to 20 Ot
i,on1.ii',:,.eo on ta
a i a i:i ':ssi
iv ia .Ia.e;.rv.
i'.-'.ei ii i i . s wiil ,i
i-'71. T.ios'-' d:-h-in
i it to tie ir interest M
i;e,i;i ' : i -.1 i i will) !. i J 'ii i'ci j hi I.
For i::S'on.i;iti'.a or C'jtalo : -;, :i:l.h-ss
DAXIKL I. leiriellKR,
.V 17) ."w I'riacienl
LI. MILLER & SONS.
(;kxi-:kal pudpPc k dkalkks
C o m ni ission Hercha n t s
College strict, Cxiaui.ottk, X. C.
May K. 170.
u. e. r.ec
T. If. OAITHi:
of lle-.k 11
eotnitv. X. C.
ECCLE3 & GAITHER.
Auctioneers and Commission Merck:
CilAHLOTTK, X. (,
or t!if sal" :ei'! nnrchaso or ( otton. i -r;cco. Cram.
.nd Merchandize of ail kinds.
ZZ?" They have removed their Store to the Brick
Iloiiso bciuw Springs' building, Trade Street.
Eki ki;kn t:s T. W. IX-wv A: Co., Ilankcw; M.
l IV-Tani, Casluer, First Xationai IJ.mk : W.J.
Editor "Yestern Democrat Charlotte, X". C.
"h e. 170.
Stoves, Tin, JapDaned and
IIOL LOW W AUK,
AT VlU)fj;s.LE AND IUJTAIL,
O-noV.te Thos. D Tat1 it Thos. W. Dewey's Bank
ia j lie.:.-, Trvon tstreet,
Charlotte, N. C.
KOOFINC, (il'TTEHING and REPAIRING
pr-)niptlv at 'ended to.
I -b ?,' l70. GEO. P. DAOl GIIEliTY.
J. Y. BRYOE & CO.,
General Commissicn Merchants,
Particular attention paid to the selling of a'l kinds
of Produce, Cotton an i Tobacco.
' Jtiign-t cash p.ricc paid for Cotton.
Z)V All orders i'rom a distance prompti atindod
to. .1. Y. BRYCE.
Marcli r,, l?fif). W. II. BliYCE.
Watch Maker & Jeweler,
Being ousted by the l ite fire, 1 have moved across
the street to Use Store between Messrs Wittkowsky
receiving a new stock of Watches, Clocks Jewelry, j
Spectacles, Silver ware, &c, &c, wuieh will be soid
vt',rv mv !
Wauhl)ri, Clocks and Jewelry caret ullv nTalreil j
and waranted for twelve months, A. 1IALES. !
Nov 22 1870. !
' , . i
tj tit TTnT.T Rr nn I
Respectfully invite attention to their large stock of
Groceries, just received nd for side at reasonable j
prices, cousistmg in part as follows:
10 Barrels extra C Sugar,
10 " Yellow C Sugar,
1 1 " Coffee 0
10 " Yellow
.I " Crashed
5 " Grand
" Pulverized "
10 Black Xew Orleans Mohs.a.
15 - Porto Rico
SO " Mnscova.-lrt
20 " Common
10 Bacrs clioicc Rio Coffee.
10 " prime
2 " fnir
20 " medium "
A large lot of Hemlock Leather all grades.
A large lot of Bagging and Ties always on hand,
A lanre quantity of Wbiskev of all kinds.
E. 31. DOLT,
L. S. HOLT.
Jan. 1. 1S71 J. MrEAFCHLIN.
CHARLOTTE, N. C, TUESDAY, JANUARY 10,
Bloody Affray at Sfcarkeville, Ga. "
one side, ami Geo. Page, representative of
T oe C(.uutv anJ Solomon Page, tax collector,
aJ aaJbcttoa by a t y cf ten or lWcIve
neirroos. Havin- Vmiessed the whole af-
- r , n :..,'. .i 1,,lil;..i
statommt ofvliat I saw "nothing extenua-
ti uor aurlt st.t 4jown m malice."
Immediately after the dose of Grady's
circus performance in the afternoon Joiner,
the negro representative from Dougherty,
mounted upon a box. near the canvas, pro
ceeded to deliver himself of a speech hoping
to gather an audience from the crowd leav
ing the canvas. The speaker seemed to take
special "pleasure in saying hard things of
Colonel .Aelson i ut, the Democratic candi
date for Congress from tills district. Some
absurd remark about this gentlemen's char-fU'U-r
being overheard by Air. William Alil
ler, who was passing, ga e the speaker the
Sharp words then passed between Geo.
Page and A'iller, when Pobert G. Terry took
the latter by tie' arm and led him away.
A crowd of negroes imnu-d'atelv surroi nd al
Page and told him that "Miller had called
him a "son of a b ch, and he must kill him
or make him take it 'back.'"' The whole
party, headed by the Pages, and one or two
other whites, then went in pursuit of Miller,
brandishing pistols and knives. Miller and
Perry were walking alone across the stpiare
toward the hotel, when, finding the crowd
at their heels, they turned and ordered them
to stand back. One of the Pages then fired
upon Miller, and he returned the shot. A
sreond shot from the Pages felled Miller to
the ground, when he was pounced upon by
a negro fiend with a knife, who literally cut
him to pieces. After ?diller fell, the assail
ants concent rated their lire upon Terry, who
drew his pistol and defended himself, shoot
ing three of his assailants, and only when
his v. capon was empty did he mount his
horse and escape wounded, I am confident,
but how badly I could not learn.
The following are the casualties: Wm.
; Miller, killed ; Geo. Page, mortally wounded
shot through the lungs; Solomon l age,
shot through both shoulders ; T.M.Cam
eron, shot through the arm ; and Jio. G. Ter-
I ry. I understand that others were slightly
j wounded, but 1 did not le.arn their rames.
! William Miller had been drinking during the
j day, but i undei'istaml that in- was h'ghly
! esteemed bv his neighbors as a oeaeeaule
j and law abiding young man. lie was over- j
l sc.t on the plantation of Colonel W. A. !
j Maxwvll. Kobert G. Tevrv and Solomon j
Page are also represented to me as quiet, j
i onkriv citi.ens, an I have never before lig- j
Tae Second Session of the present colleiriate vcar
:in .laiinarv otJi, 171.
at co!leo-i:it ' e-voease:
from 150 to 200.
ogucs a biivss
Hl.v. G. W. McITIAIL.D. ., LL.D.,
Tan '2, 1S71 4w Davulson C)Iege, X. C.
An Immense Stock of
TTT ITT T T.T m T n f -
i. S-i VV XV X X' JL ill IX UOULO
RECEIVED THIS DAY AT THE
BREM, BROWN & CO.
V.'e have just received our SECOND STOCK of
new and de-arable Winter Goods, which was bought
at very low pricf s, and we are selling a great many
! (dcods for ieF.s thttn thfy cost early in the season.
! Wr ieive ri-ci i vi 1 :i vi re l:irr tnelc r;f V:infv
j Colored Silks, Irish, French "an 1 American Poplins,
j and ut prieei LOWEii tliau thev were ever sold be-
EltEM, I3EOWX & CO.
We have just received every variety
and stvlc of
Dress Coods, Embroideries, LaceA, Hosiery, Cloves.
Table Linen Dara-.'v, Mafr'rial for Win. low Cur
tains. Carpets, and one of the largest Stocks e-f Staple
and Fancy Dry Coods ever oil'. -red in this market
which we are selling at old tine (iSud) prices.
lie sure and call and examine our Stock before
buying and we will take ph-asure ia f bowing you
the largest and cheapest ;toek of iroods ia the eitv.
EiiEil, BliO WX & CO.
Dec 22, ls;.;o. ;iv
j T!.e Ear -est Assortment to be found in the city,
wkieh we arc selling at greatly reduced pries.
i Every lady wanting a new Clonk should call and
1 examine our stock before buvinir.
j Bit EM, Eli OWN & CO.
I Dec 22, 1S70. t3w
CHARLOTTE, X. C,
j Y. 31. MATTIIEWS & SOX, IVoprietors.
Pr :l cordial reception, good fare, comforta
j ble lodgings, and polite and attentive servants, stop
I at the Charlotte Hotel.
Z? To meet Planters, Miners, Tennessee, Ken-
top at the Charlotte
To hT or Inds sell Patents to obtain
l'!rers, to meet the traveling public, stop at the
. 2? To meet business men of all branches to
; your Y Ilat and agreeable stop at the
("aarlotte Hotel, (the o! 1 Jennings B. Iverr House,)
which is now in good order, and kept for the people.
i Dee 22, 170 lmpd
BOOTS AND SHOES,
A larrre stock just receive.l bv
22, 1S70. S.
JUST ARRIVED FOR CHRISTMAS,
1 Bbl. Kentuckv Whiskey,
5 " X. E. R nn.
2 Baskets Chanipa-ne, different brands.
2 Casks (Jenuine Meir Ale.
10 lieis. l- ine c;a Annie jjranu, i. v.i
I 2 " Water
til led CCt J SSJ (. Om
f For sap- bv
GREGORY & WILLIAMSON.
n d in rows of tills kind. l oh ami
The rou orh frontiersmen, alwavs respect- understandmgly, as he professes to be, whv ' art co,,cCI11'
Strayed or Stolen, i
ing women, and especially women of retine-; not allow him the liberty of vnsting his ba!- j There are many other grasses which have
, From a vacant lot near the Court House in Char- , mTnt it.ft thc house and the captive to the ' lot as his judgment mav dirtct, instead of i been occasionftllv cultivated, but thepreced
; ! r mercies of my relative which were ; puting the Radical collar on him, without j iijg, briefly brought under review are those
i lect d Wiien he escaped from the lot lie had on a
i Moi-iT!in-trec Saddle. 1 will oava n.K-rai rewara ior
his delivery to me or for informa
aide nie to" in t him. Annlv to J.
formation thr.t will en-
L P McC ULEYhtf
Livcrv St ible. G.
Jan 2. 171 2wp 1
The Traveler's Story. u
There was collected on a stormy night
in December, a number of travelers in a
wayside inn, and by one of the old fashioned
firephices we sat in the glare of a good roar
ing Tvood tire, telling' stories of tlood and
field, and as the red light glared on our
face, it seemed to me that Chancer 's old
pilgrims had been transformed froni the
tomb and come among us again, only clad
in modern garments.
There was the monkish faced M.- with
his sad eyes and whitened locks, showing
how many wearv winters had left the traces
of his earthly pilgrimage in seareh of hap
piness. Then the pious P. glanced with
mence the proceedings by relating some
actual occurrence of his long and eventful
hie, and so he told the
TRAVELER IN TEXAS.
"Gentlemen, I have a story to toil of Tex
as as it was in 1830, something or other.
Now my grandmother lived there when it
was a Mexican, province or "State," and I
have heard her say, that many a time she
danced with Governor Santa Anna, then a
young and handsome Mexican officer; de
tailed on dut y as commander of the forces
and military governor of the Mexican State
'rtV.-.o " Al. I tl.n ...1 J.I !.,,!
sar, 1 never thought I should hate
him so, or that he should be brought to my
house a prisoner of war, and fugitive from
military justice." The good lady had left
the State of Georgia with quite a large
number of "hands" meaning by this, a
number of colored servants or "slaves" as
they were called in those days. The land
in the then Mexican territory of Texas waJ
ottered to actual settlers at very low prices,
in fact my grandmother's husband-and I
mention him as a sort of necessary incum
brance to my grandmother's estate as he
did not own the said "hands''' neither did
he care ought as to the management of the
same, outside of their paying him proper
respect and taking good care of his horses
and hounds, for my grandfather was a great
huntsman. The introductory having been
thus made, I must proceed to state that the i
American settlers, most ot them were arrant
scapegraces, who had lied from the elder
Southern States on account of little difficul
ties, or great ones, as the case may be.
As will be supposed, these men were not
the men to submit to a sort of half breed
government, and the man too proud or too
savage to obey the laws of his peers at
home in old Virginia, very naturally chafed
under the slightest restraint when arising
from Mexican called in derision "iireaser"
To the wild spirits of the frontier men
who would rather fight than eat, and who
drank in their love of the former if we may
be permitted the expression with their
mother's milk rebellion against .Mexico fol
lowed as a matter of course. The call for
volunteers from home, brought from all
parts of the iSouth men of the Davy
Crockett and Ben McCulIoch stamp. Poor
l):.vv-w ttv and sensible the oddest of
the Jdd but powerful race of hunters who
drove across the Mississippi the last linger -
j ing savage who placed himself on the rail
j track of progress
j Headim a ban
band of these
oallant fighters, '
rontier fort oft
Crockett defended the frontie
Alamo" in a way that should have gained
! him the admiration of even the most savage
etar tc Ji.r.el r sr.lmn look-si nnnn Itu iV.llnwij iv
if burdened with some terrible secret he faini f appreciauoir.-w-ri: suoceafuPcultam tendered
. - l . ii . & i . : i : ; . z. " i
wouia ten, out aare not, and there was the ! , , y1 . V1. " , . V carious ana uiscouragmg. otui,
stalwart H. , bronzed with many battles t 111 ,he lworM v.lth. nie of value give you, cf these occasional difficulties,
against the elements and the enemy. T- , n , ou , , . Tnis I:,mu.v .,"n ! valid reason which can be
nM ii i . . . i riviriv fit Tinv ri(5ii ti. n nmrT urii n im i -i? .1 i.? . i
aiel to the writer to com-; : " 'uing uieir cultivation, i
The Mexican soldiers did not possess the oltiie sen-seeking adventurer, ine triumpn j and may be raised with proht; but m our
manhood to respect valor, and hence musJ of right over wrong, of truth over treachery, j lower and more Southern territory, it is
sacreed the gallant Crockett under circum- i uf law over license, of freedom and fairness ( found to be lens enduring, and more easily
stances of barbarity only equaled bv the over intolerance, usurpation ami tyranny, j eradicated by stock than most other culti
imitaf savage in his wildest warfare. This i aro the p-pw' of the patriot. Xorolk yated grassed.
and kindred actions had so fired the hearts
nf Americans livinrr in Tpyhs that wlion
! thev met the cnemv at San Jaeinto thev-
i knew but one crv, .and that "Remember the !
j Alamo" caused such a charge on the Mexi-:
! cans that, although outnumbering the Tex- J
j an s three fold, the Greasers fled, declaring!
the Yankees were devils, and not men. So
ana not men. ro
exican army that
nd Generaf Santa
panic stricken was tne Aiexi
they left guns, baggage and
Anna in the hands ot the victorious Amen -
cans; ana Dut ior tnis cruel commander ly-1 an unknown man sohcitB vour suffrages, get common oai, ana lorms a ioou oi similar nu
ing among the dead and playing 'po-sum an the information you ca'u about him from j tritious projK-rtics. In the A'aJley of Vir-
be wouid have fought his last fight. As ; those in whose iudment vou trust, and if i eriifi, and in several of the mountainous
it was, he got oil among the cane brake and,
disguising his uniform, was only arrested on
i rt .v i i
the second or third day alter the tight, j bitter recollections of slavery should be per
Brought to the headquarters of General i petuatcd ; nothing more to be deprecated
Houston then at the only house near the , than the stirring up of resentments between
battlefield in fact, my grandmother's he j those who have formerly borne the relation
was recognized by other prisoners, and only j to each other of master and slav"
by the strong efforts of Houston and my 1 This is admirable counsel It is a warn-
relative was nis me spared.
As she told me "I could not forget. that
he had danced with me, in other times, and j hi-, confidence, to mislead him and misuse I w-rtainly worthy of more extended trials,
then he looked so wretched and broken j him for the vilest puqiones of political pros-I F'Stuca pratensi, "Randall Grass" of Vir
down that I had not the heart to see him ; titution. ' - i irinia Meadow Fescue Grass. Loner known
j abused, although, I had declared that after
j "Alamo," no mercy could be shown to Santa
Anna or any Mexican savage of them all.
But when did woman's heart fail to re -
?pond to an apeal for pity and aid even
w hen made bv enemies? As mv irrand -
i rags trembling with fear and fatij
I surrounded bv foes, uttering thre:
, ( Mt , i,v l.mtn k-nif. or rifl the hravp :iikI
" . l . l . . . . J C, ....... .J
I rr.;lITliaiIlII10US llllie WOIUUll BirUUVU Ol .liu.
,.1. ..1 1
I and pK-a-t tiie came oi ner cowed enemy.
nv no means , cruel.
On the contrary Ailed onlv with svmpa-
i tny at nj3 misfortunes, she had him clothed
1 and caretl for, ho that 'on the day when they
i were ab.mt to take him awav uiider frnard,
often stated she could not re- But,. along with the wholesome admon;- j clover and otfier grasses, excellent forage.
succor to a man so completely changed i tions of the speaker, there was one injunction . Wherever it can be grown successfully, it
heart broken as the once gay and gal- which betrays a partisanship in Revels some- ' t-honld le introduced, and added to the list
Santa Anna. Covered with mud and what at variance with the intelligence, can- ! of select cultivated grasses. But in making
the well dressed and gentlemanly looking
person who desired to address a few words
to "Madame Page," would hardly have been
recognized as 'the miserable suppliant of the !
dav previous. -
When my grandmother heard that Gen
r heara thai : ien-
to see her before
eral Santa Anna desired
t .." : i . i . i. i
leawng, sne was prepared tor tuanss ami
gratitude for her undeserved kindness," but
she was :o'prepared for outburst of tears
and thanks coming from the once proud
soldier! ".Madame, said he, "accept the
gratitude of n unfortunate wretch who
expects to -die either at the hands of your
countrymen or my own. It makes little
difference I am disgraced and do not wish
to live, i hae but the regret, aud that is,
! "And this," said Mr.
ip the ring,
gentlemen, my grandmother left me."
! Parlizans and- Patriots.
A republican people must be inevitably
divided into political parties." The differ-
e ncet in the mental organisms of men neces-
sitate contrariety of opinions: ilt iar.ot only
natural 'hat people should entertain conflict-
ing views in politics, -but-it iscmiuently ex-
pedient,.and ought to be conducive to the
general good. ......
The result of these discrepancies of &e, -
ment is the formation of political parties,
But the result of the formation of parties is
too often seen in bigotry, passion and pre
judice, rather than an elevated devotion to
Genuine patriotism is a priceless virtue.
It is ingrained in the moral nature of man.
and is as inseparable from the true, high-
strung spirit a is perfume from the violet,
or modesty from innocence Dut, like every
other virtue, it ib of en imitated, counterfeit-
ed and affected, and sometimes so ingenious
ly that the test of time and the pressure of
temptation alone can discriminate the pinch
beck from the gold.
The party crucible is not unfailing as a
test of principle. The closest adherents to
political prejudices and party nomenclature
are not necessarily the safest supporters of the
organization which they desire to promote.
Intelligent, dispassionate, patriotic men
should follow principle, wherever it may
lead them; and cut loose from party, when
it is whirling them on whither they would j
not go. We know there is sometimes a spell j
ohimt i uimn ! iihnnn th'it fitt!iehisi to thf
magic word which wakens old associations
of the happy past a talismanic tie that con
nects the mind, and the heart too, of every
earnest man with the dear old name of the
good old party he served so faithfully and so
long. To hear the familiar word is like lis-
tening to the mention of a cherished frieud
we shall never meet again. But when that
name ii only a memento to remind us of
what it meant, not what it means; when
the party no longer lives; when its organi
zation is gone, and its old principles have
either faded away with the fulfillment of
their mission, or have been engrossed under
some newer name, it is due to his country
I." .1. 1 11
ana to nimseii mat every man wno nooiy
i followed its flag as long as a fragment of
1 lts buuting floated to tell of its existence,
ulrtU1) V, r"s'"y" "
! irrounu wneie nie ueieiiueis oi uie v uuu-
tut ion are called upon to lally for the liber-
iuti 01 a people and not the interests of a
I A "name is naught. Principles are every-
i thing. Mere partizan preferment is the aim
1 But there are many persons so narrow-minded
! that thev can't distinguish an honest politician from
a blind, slavinb partizan. ...
Tie Advice of a Negro Senator.
llevels, the negro Senator from Mississippi,
i .lnlivprpd n?i add ir, Haltimoro rf.enilv-
j delivered an address in Baltimore recently,
n which he gave some excellent advice to
j his race. Among other things, he "said:
"Beware of uiiprimi pie office-seekers." When
, " Beware of unnrineinleoftice-seeke
' . . . '.? . . . . . . .
; his record i not right, drop him. Nothing
! would be more unfortunate than that the
ig to the colored man, and a wet blanket
i to the miserable creatures who crawl into
Revel's whole addrews, as we have seen it
; reported, was dispassionate and free from all
i vi.idictiveness and ill-temjKV. So much so
1 indeed that not a few of his Radical white
j brothers would le profited by imitating hi
igUy j dtr and liberality that characterize other 1 our selection of any cultivated plant, adapta
'ats of I parts of his address. We refer to the advice j bility, under its different aspects, should
ve and j to "the colored ieople to Htick to the Repub- always be consulted. We ourselves are
' to "the colored icotie to HticK tottie Iten
t . .... . .o nrK Jf t Imtr aif..I aft l.i n
I I . iv w mv j un t n t mii.
. . . .
If the colored man is competent to vote
i aniKuiuiij; um wvru " 11.-1 m tUv un.
i And Revels ought to know that whatever
! his race may owe to the Republican party,
they owe, at the same time, something to
the count rv and themselves.
NINETEENTH VOLUME X U M B E R 951.
The Best Grasses for the South. .
The question has been often asked, "What
are the "best grasses for the South ?" On
j tnig as on m:my other agricultural topics,
' thpreVsiUtfl d Arab! riivritvnf hmninn '
" - H..vw
na mnph PMnnn r7 lt;,.-,.
as ranch 'depends on soil, climate and location.
IiitbfcNortheniStatjsTand other countries .
of similnr cool and generally iuoit tempem
tni all kinds of grass fiuJ thdr most con-'
genial home, and flourish with remarkable
vigor; bat in the gently, undulating laiida ,'.
of tegreater portion of the Southern State, .
andtnderour extremely warm and semi
tropical suns, their growth is more or lews ;
retarded, sometimes "burnt cut, and their '
frequtntly pre- f
mere is no
and often do. result fro in unfiirMMn rtontin.
j o-oiifipfi but. tbi'Hp neni fnihwM nnlv rnll
i n 7 J J - j
' tor greater perseverance, and continued L
: effort under more propitious circumstances.
j Experience now fully confirms the impor-
; taut fact that clover and the reuse are the
j great natural renovators of the soil, and are
closely connected with profitable and scien-1
tific agriculture throughout the civilized;
world. Whilst they add the most enduring
fertility by their decomposition, and protec-
tion ot the suiiace from the scorching rays
j of the sun, they also afford a rich supply of
Joruge and paturttyet beaut lly the landscape,
and administer, in several respects, to our
comfort and indispensable wants. Kvery
farmer should, therefore, have two or more
lota tcell act with those grasBea which expe
rience indicates to be beat adapted to hid
t i-i rt will -i r liMVitwiTi nirt lliorcUv innnmintA
the surest system of agricultural improve
ment. Below we subjoin the scientific and
popular names' of the most approved grasses,
with brief notices of their respective merits.
Most of them are old acquaintance!, but they
lose nothing by repetition.
Dactylis ylomsraia "Orchard. Grass,
Cock's-foot Grass." This is an old and widely
distributed species of great value. It is
known in Europe, Asia, America, and in the
north of Africa. In England, it now forms
uiiv vi iiiv uiwi luiiiiuuu giBorceiui iMluirP)
and is highly esteemed among cattle feeders.
It matures about the same time as clover,
and should be town with it for hay-making
purpose. From four to six quarts of clover
seed, and from one to one and a half bushels
of orchard grass seed will be found to be a
good combination. Hay thus produced is
alienor to clover alone, and is far more nu-
tntious and inviting to stock. It is peren
nial. and hears clone arazina better than
most other grasses.
J'oa pratetsla "Kentucky Blue Grass,
Spear Grass,"' etc. An old and well known
species in different portions of the South
webtern and Southern States. It only flour
ishes to perfection on calcareous soils. The
"blue grass region" of Kentucky has become
pro ver Dial for its great fertility, fine stock of
every kind, and rich supply of beef, mutton,
milk and butter. It is a native of Europe,
but is now extensively naturalized. Many
..i . .. r i' : j..-: j
piaiua ui luiiigu lULiwiurnuu feoon spreuu
rapidly become, as it were ''native, and to.
the manor born," in our congenial clime.
Phleum pra tense, Timothy "Herds Grass"
of the New England Stales. Another old
and well known gras. In the New England
States it is usually sown with clover, and
j enters into the composition of the fine hay
i obtained from that section of country. In
j the mountainous coves and valleys of Yan-
j eey, Mitclell, and other counties of North
j Carolina, it flourishes with remarkable vigor,
, Acjrorti vufraris, "Ked loy "Herds
Grass" of Pennsylvania. This is also a well
j knowil grass, and iiossesses considerable
i merit, it grows best on meadows moder-
' iitdU mmgi well with other
i graseew in the formation of good hay.
: ArrhenaUarnut aceiiacturru This grafts
Das Deen lonir known to botanists, ana was
j na ueen long Known 10 ooianisis, ana was
descried by Linnaeus under the name of
Arena elalhjr, literally Taller Oat. In its
t hotanical aflinitses, it is closely allied to the
... . . i- -v ... i. i:. . . i trit
riniiiiK'N (ii orm Carolina, ii covers me nm
sides with a beautiful "carpet of green, and
affords an excellent early and rtte pusturage
nearly dying out during the heats of sum
mer, but rapidly reinvigorating on the ap
proach of the cooler and moisterfall weather,
its powers of endurance in our more Southern
exposures has not yet been fully tested, hut,
judging from limited experiments in a few
localities, it seems "to promise well, and is
j in England under the latter name, and, like
j the preceding, (Oat Gras.) flourishes well.
t and finds a congenial home in th 'entire
j mountainous region of Virginia and North
Carolina. It in a tender, nutritious grai,
land form alone, or in combination with
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' H,K!' ,,,J,;IiB" Bl w ulu "Mr BU,lwltllu"&"
. . usi i.u .mm, (...v..
; tion of every farmer and promoter of agn-
; cultuial advancement.
j C, L. IIU
Uttrohi Co., X. f
XTER, M. D.