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N. C, TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1871.
NINETEENTH TOLPJIE -X U M 0 E R 964.
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ratV or in ac-oonlunn- with contract.
O'uitiiarv notices of over five lines in length will
I,.- liar- l fr at advertising rates.
Robert Gibbon, M. D.,
PdVSICIAX AND SUKUKON".
I'ff Oilice over Smith fc Hammond's Drug Store
Jjcsidi nee on College Street.
J;m -J I. 171.
J. P. McCombs, M. D.,
OtTt-r- Ids professional services to the citiz"ns of
('Iimi'IoUi- and surrounding country. All calls, both
nfcM an 1 dav, promi)tly attended to.
Oilice in Browns building, up stairs, opposite the
() t 1S70.
DK. M. A. BLAND, Dkxtist,
(Successor to A i.kxanoek & JJland.)
All work guaranteed. Teeth extracted without
pain by "Nitrons Oxide (ias."
OHiee iii Brick Building, oppo.-ite the Charlotte
SMITH & HAMMOND
Have in Store a Full Stock of Drugs, Medicines,
iVc, which they are olll-ring at very low prices,
wholesale and retail.
Coimtrv .Merchants and others visiting Charlotte
will do well to call and get ((notations.
An-.'. I'.h 170.
Dr. JOHN H. McADEN,
Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
CHARLOTTE, X. C,
1 as on hand a large and well selected stock of PURE
DUP'S, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Family
Iedicine, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye Stuffs,
Kancv and Toilet Articles, which he is determined
to sell at the very lowest prices,
DR. S. E. BRATTON,
Physician and Surgeon,
Tenders his Professional services to the citizens of
Charlotte and vicinity.
Oilier next to Charlotte Hotel. Residence oppo
site to .1. II. Wilson's Law Oilice.
Feb i:. 171. m
WILSON & BLACK,
Wholesale and Retail Druggists,
Cnrnir 'Jfulc ami College V.s'., t'luifhttte.
We now have one of the largest and most coin-
plele Stocks of
Drugs, Medicines, &c,
(And everything pertaining to the Drug Business,)
to he found in tins market, which we are offering at
very low prices.
To Physicians and Country Merchants we offer
sieci; inducements. All orders promptly Idled.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
This well-known House having been newly fur
nished and refitted in every deoartuient, is now open
lor tin accommodation of the
ZW Omnibnsses at tne Depot on arrival of Trains.
Jan I, 18". 0. II. C ECCI.ES.
V. S. ) WOJ.l'K
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CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Oilice in the Court House, next to the Sheriff'.
Ofljrc. Jan 2, LS71 v
LIXCOLXTOX. X. (
Tliis w 11 known establishment is still open
and in successful operation for the accommo
thuiwn of the nublic. The Proprietor guaran
tees sati-l'artimi to all who may give him a call.
Transportation furnished to the surrounding coun
try on reasonable terms.
B. S. JOHNSON,
hm !, 1S71 ;m Proprietor.
JOHN T. BUTLER,
Watch and Clock Maker,
AM) PKU.K!; 1
JKWELRY, FINE WATCHES CLOCKS,
Watch Matt rials. Spectacles. Arc.
Aug 15). 1KIS7. CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Preserve Your Eyes.
riiesc Lenses, manufactured by the Philadelphia
nptieal Institute, are superior to any other Glasses;
i-i the market. They confer a brilliancy and dis-
' lilct Iless it" isinn not fiwm.l in ullicr Ol.'iss
faev can be us;.l eouallv well "without tirimr or
bu'U'uing tin- eye.
IS'T.t sah- onh- at JOHN T BUTLER'S
b'Wrlrv Sr.n. Tii.i '!.. c,lI .ut in I 1 -i rl itt
C., and vicinity.
!! -Jl. 1M.O. '
J. Y. BRYCE & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
V1IAIILOTTK X. V.
Particiil.-ir attention mihl to the selli'iof all kinds
l,nWhin Cotton and Tobacco.
fclT' Highest cash price paid for Cotton.
k '" All orders from a distance promptly attended
u J. Y. BRYCE.
March 5, 1SC.0. W. II. BRYCE.
D. SNYDER & SON,
Gun and Lock Smiths,
HAULO'lTE. N. c.
Dealers Manufacturers anel Ib'pairers of all kinds of
: '-"" "ur iiOci.s, iruuK jocKsanu
Keys of all Mes.
the best of Guns, Rifles. c , Ponstantlv for sale
'T procured to order at prices uw down
do to the new Jobbing Shop to gt-t Vour Arms,
Mfles or Sporting Goods, or hav..' v.mr -rl.-
)( j v- " ? "in vmi '
s'iop in Parks' Building near the VuhVw Square
, OAYI1) SNYDER,
Aug 22, 1870. W. E. SNYDER
Carolina Agricultural Works,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
vo u a- -i r xnv ..
'IT Shuns :iri- nini- .it rl 1 "V ... i .
i ' tomulrv of J M n,. i,
P-.r.. T l-" :uui selling all sorts ol
e mi-i ii..in..r.. ......; i n-
7 .""i'eiuLins anu givuig cart tul attention
pairing m our line of every description
bi.isri. C(M;K E'r.LYSON.
Wil., Char. & Huth. Railroad. !
J..- V,u ,, V r ,ms ,i0:M ca:i l,, purchased I
Li. (urn''1 1 !VX f 8.V:,Um A&'nx ;lt Charlotte, I
f "''O'liitonand Cherrw e '
V. i'l JOHNSON, 0,-nM A.,,,u J
,, o ''T Dlvl-lon- JV"1- Char. 4" Ruth. R. R. I
ii ijtn '
A man at Peabody, Mass., who had boon
treated for more t ban a year for paralysis
of the. throat, and who was for some time
able to take only liquid nourishment, recent
ly coujihed up an upper set of false teeth
which he had swallowed in bis sleep fifteen
months before, and which, lodging in the
lower part of the throat, had been The cause
of all his troubles. The teeth were missed
at the time, hunted for, but never found,
and no body-'' -bjjufc suspected the plaee of
"Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Groceries and Confectioneries,
Says that he manufactures better CANDY than any
brought from the Nortuern markets, and it will
If volition' t believe it call and try it.
SKINNER has also on band a good assortment
of everything usually found in a first class bouse,
(JAXJ)Yof Jiiii oioi manufacture,
French Candies, Gold Medal Cigars,
Jelhcs, Nuts, Lord Byron Cigars,
Brandy Peaches, Good Cigars,
Sugar, Coffee, Black and Green Teas, Cheese, Snuff
of ail kinds, Matches, Chewing and Smoking To
bacco, Pipes (Mcrsehaum and other grades), Soda,
Spice, Ginger, Pepper, Canned Oysters, Lobsters,
Peaches and Pine Apples; Violins, Guitars, Banjos,
Accordeons, Harmoniums and other musican instru
ments. If you don't see what you want ask for it, and
you will be apt to get it.
If you want Cakes, &c, for vonr wedding sunper
or a party, go to (HAS. SKINNER'S.'
24 Tryon Street, (Parks' buildnur,)
Feb 27, 1871. Charlotte, N. C.
In good order, for sale at half price. Apply at the
April :i. 1871.
CASH or CREDIT.
We will sell THE GENUINE PACIFIC GUANO
to our Farmers this season at SIXTY DOLLARS
per ton Cash or SEVENTY DOLLARS per ton,
payable November loth WITHOUT INTEREST,
note and good security required.
This Fertilizer has been well tried by Farmers in
this section and is generally pronounced
Equal to the Best Inferior to none.
Fanners wishing to pay for their Fertilizers in
Cotton to be delivered in the Fall, can be accom
modated. Remember that we offer a preminm of ONE
THOUSAND FOUNDS of GENUINE PACIFIC
GUANO to th;- farmer who makes the greatest
amount of Cotton on an acre from the use of Pacific
Guano. BURROUGHS & SPRINGS.
Genuine Rockport Lime,
Fresh Rosendale Cement,
Land Plaster and
For sale by BURROUGHS & SPRINGS.
March (i. 171.
Groceries and Confectioneries.
We beg leave to call the attention of the generous
public to tne fact that we ale iu receipt of, and are
daily receiving a full line of the following goods,
viz: Groc. rks. Candies, Confccti merles, ToTjaeeo,
Suuli' and Cigars, Toys, Musical Instruments, &c,
which we an prepared to sell as low as any other
iions iu the City, wholesale or retail. Give us a
eail. 2 doors Wot of Bit in. Brown & Co., near the
Court liuusc, on Trade Street, Charlotte, N.C.
A. R. N1SBET & BRO.
100 Sacks Rio Cofft-e, oO Barrels A, C and extra C
Sugars; Hyson and Black Teas; New Orleans, Dima
rara and Common Molasses; K) Tubs Pure and Leaf
Lard; 50 boxes Adamantine Caudles; iOU boxes No.
1 Herrings; Mack red in barrels, half barrel, quarter
Parrels and kits; Soda in barrels and boxes; Early
Rose and Goodrich Potatoes in barrels; Spice, Pep
per, Ginger, Nutmegs and CIovus, Buckets, Pails.
Tubs, Brooms and Baskets, Shoe Brushes and Black
ing, Powder and Shot; Washing, Toilet and the
celebrated Tar healing Soaps.
A. R. NISBET & BRO.
Candies and Confectioneries.
Assorted Stick Candies, various colors and ilavors;
Prize Candies, thooFly, Maidens Blush, Cash Bank
and Specie Bank; 100 Boes Layer Raisins, in
whole, halves and quarter boxes; Soda, Sugar and
Lemon Crackers; Brazil Nuts, Walnuts, Filbutsand
Almonds; Toys of ail kinds, Violins and other
Tobacco, Snuff and Cigars of all the various
brands at prices to suit customers.
All of tiie above goods were bought at the lowest
possible figures, expressly for tbe jobbing trade, and
will be sold cheap.
Merchants and others are specially invited to call
and see us before buying.
' X. R. NISBET it BRO.,
Feb 13, 1871. Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C.
DR. W. H. HOFFMAN,
CHARLOTTE. N. C,
Is prepared to attend promptly to all calls relating
to liis profession.
Teeth extracted without pain by tbe use of Nitrous
Oxide (in. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Office at residence, ncsfdoor to Dewcv's Bank.
March 0, L187d. J
Great Discovery in
The undersigned, a practical manufacturer, has
for the past 12 years been experimenting with and
compounding L'UBRICATING OIL. lie has lately
made a new "and important discovery in the laws
governing fatty substances, such as OILS, whereby
the gummy matter can be detached from the Oil
ami precipitated to the bottom, leaving a perfectly
pure Oil fit for LUBRICATING PURPOSES. He
has applied this, discovery to Oils intended for
machinery, and produced an OIL WARRANTED
not to heat or gum. and as durable as the best of
Sperm. The best judges cannot tell it from pure
Sperm either by taste or smell.
Warranted to give satisfaction or returned at my
Refer to L. C. Jones. President Favetteville & Cold
Fields Railroad, Favetteville, N. C; Jno. Shaw,
President Beaver Creek Manufacturing Company.
Favetteville, N. C. ; Col. J. W. Leak, Predent G reat
Falls Manufacturing Company, Rockingham. N. C.
Send for a sample of the Artificial Sperm, and it
w ill be sent forward free of cost.
HENRY G. HALL,
Feb 13, 1871 Hm Fayktti:vii.i.k, N. C.
1871. GARDEN SEED! 1871.
Lamlrdh's Warranted Garden Seed!
A large and fresh supply of tliese celebrated Seed
have just lecn received from Philadelphia. Also,
Clover antl Orchard Grass.
Call and supply yourself with Catnloiruo.
KILGORE it Cl'RETON,
Jan 16. 1871. Springs Corner.
Druxkexkkss Among Women. The N
Y. Tribune says on this subject : There are
certain facts which it is high time should be
taken at once into the gravest'eonsideration
by both the pulpit and the press. Among
these is too large proportion of female pa
tients in insane asylums, who have become
so from the use of stimulants. Inebriate
asylums for women have been lately estab
lished in this State and Pennsylvania, and
are filled out of the high rank's of society.
There are certain quiet "HIalics' restaurants1'
in all the seaboard cities, so quiet and mod
est in appearance that gentlemen are not
tempted in them, where respectable women
resort for the stimulant which is probably
inaccessible at home. Deaths from mania-k-potu
have occurred this winter, and that not
in the debased lower classes, but among
cultured, delicate reared women ; some of
them young, generous, lovable girls. This
is an ugly and almost incredible story. If
we did not feel that the danger was immi
nent, we would not drag such foulness out
from its hidden coi ners into the public air.
A Cautious Max. A fellow, who was
traveling in Western New York, entered a
bar-room, and after calling for drinks for
two, looked about over the loungers, appar
ently altera iriend to drink With him. To
every one's surprise he invited a Fifteenth
Amendment, who eagerly accepted and
swallowed his "pisen" with great avidity.
The traveler, however, leaving his untouch
ed, very coolly lighted a cigar and seated
himself by t he tire. After some time the
landlord inquired, rather sharply, if he did
not intend to drink that whiskey. "Why,
certainly," said he, "if it don't ki'll that col
o.'ed man within ten or fifteen minutes."
The ladies give a reason for marrying for
money, that they now seldom find anything
else in man worth having.
We heard of a man the other day. who is
so mean that when he weeps he saves the
tears to secure the salt.
This invaluable remedy in tbe following innumer
Cholera Morbus, Dyspepsia,
And other kindred Bowel Affections,
CHILLS AND FEVER, &c,
Has stood the test of an hundred years, and now
stands unequaled in the Southern States.
As an Appetizer and Stomachic, its powers are
immediately experienced, and so pleasant that it
can not be said to be physic.
Thousands of soldiers in the Southern armj', suf
fering from the above named diseases used it freely
and testify to its efficacy.
Hundreds of families who now use it with un
varying success, have volunteered their certificates
of its merits.
This is no new or untried Medicine, but has been
used in Germany for the last century ; and the recipe
lias been in possession of my father's family for GO
years past, and during the last fifteen years these
Jjitters have cured tnousands of cases in Western
North Carolina, and Northwestern South Carolina.
The Roots and Herbs used in its manufacture, are
imported by me from Germany, where their medi
ciiirtl virtues are well known.
Families, especially those having young children,
should never be without a bottle in the house.
In marshy and swampy districts, where the
malarial inlluenccs are so deadly poisonous, this
Bitters is the only sure remedy known which will
prevent its attack and insure a freedom from its
3?" For sale bv all Druggists.J
March 27, 1871. Charlotte, N. C.
For the manufacture and sale of the First Premium
SPINNING ' WHEEL,
To which was awarded tbe First Premium both at
the Raleigh and Charlotte Fairs.
This W heel has given general satisfaction wherever
tried, which is fully demonstrated by the fact that
where one is sold in a neighborhood, several others
are sold immediately around it.
Parties desiring to manufacture will be furnished
County Rights oil the most liberal terms.
We are also prepared to oiler great induce
ments to Agents to sell Sew ing Machines of various
patents and makes. '
For particulars, address B. N. SMITH,
Men 20, 1871 1 mpd Agent, Charlotte, N. -C.
SADDLE AND HARNESS
The subscriber has opened his manufactory on
Trade Street, opposite the New Market House, where
he will be pleased to see his old customers and all
others that may want goods in bis line of business.
March 13, 1871 y S. M. HOWELL.
At the old Jamison Stand, Church Street, Charlotte.
The undersigned is now prepared to do any kind
of work in the Blacksmitbing line at short notice,
such as Shoeing Horses, Ironing Wagons, Repairing
Plows, tic. I keep always on hand new Plows of
all kinds for sale, Give me a call and I will war
rant vou satisfaction.
Feb 6, 1S71. 3m ALFRED JAMISON.
Large Stock of Groceries.
We are now offering to the trade one of the
largest stocks of
In this market, at figures low as thev can he bought
! South of Baltimore, We respectfully call the atten
I tion of Wholesale Buyers to this advertisement.
Come and look through our btock hetore buying.
GREGORY & WILLIAMSON.
March 20, 1S71. -
DALLAS JUL RIGLER,
No. 5 Granite Row, Charlotte, N. C,
(Next door to Meacham's Boot & Shoe Store,)
Has in Store a large assortment of the following
Candies, Raisins. Jell it. Pickles,
Crackers of all kind, Cakes,
Figs, Dates antl Fruits of all sorts,
Tobacco, Snntf and Segars, &.,
To which he invites the attention of all who wish
to buy anything in that line.
He is prepared to furnish weddings or parties
w ith Cakes at short notice.
Oct. 31. 1S70. D. M. RIGLER.
Just received at
SCAUR'S DRUG STORE.
A lare and carefrdlv selected Stock
Especially including those varieties suitable to the
Feb 6. 171. F. SCARR.
Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford Rail-
roid and the Great Southern Railroad
' frjm Cincinnati to Atlanta. . 1
. e have been informed that a correspon
dence has been undertaken 'with the pros
pect f terminating in negotiations for an
alliance between these two Companies, for
the purpose of making a direct and short
line from the Queen City of the "West to the
Atlantic at Wilmington.
1 Now that our harbor is to be so completely
improved, and twenty feet of water main
tained on the bar at all times, we are in a
condition to offer superior inducements to
onr Western brethern to come to us with
their produce and receive here their West
India goods and other great staples.
Upon examining the map we find the line
almost a direct one from Cincinnati to Wil
mington passing through Cumberland gap
to Johnston's Station on the Virginia and
East Tennessee Railroad, two hundred and
twenty-five miles; thence toMorganton forty
miles; thence to Hickory Station on the
Western X. C. Railroad twenty miles,
thence to Lincolnton on the Wilmington,
Charlotte and Rutherford Railroad twenty-'
one miles, thence to Charlotte thirty-two
miles, and thence to Wilmington one hun
dred and eighty-five miles, making less
than five hundred and twenty-five miles
from Cincinnati on the waters of the Ohio,
to the Atlantic Ocean at Wilmington.
Wt have great faith that the route will
be adopted by the Great Southern Railway
Compny, to which the city of Cincinnati
subscribes ten millions of dollars. If our
own people would wake up to the advan
tages which they possess, and would appre
ciate the real importance of completing the
Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford Rail
road, there could and would be much ac
comp ished, and the future of our little city
would be far more brilliant than its most,
sanguine friends anticipate. "Wilmington
The railroad war in Virginia, wrhich
has leen progressing in the Legislature of
that State for the last two months first the
obtaining of an all-rail line from Richmond
to Washington, which was won by the par
ties representing the interest of the Penn
sylvania Central, and secondly the contest
between the representatives of the same
company and General Mahone, representing
the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio railroad,
in the endeavor to purchase Virginia's in
terest in the Richmond and Petersburg road
which latter contest was decided on Wed
nesday against General Mahone. . Much in
terest has been manifested throughout the
whole affair, and, as we predicted, bitter en
mities have been created.
An Irishman, upon seeing a squirrel shot
from a tree, said : "Faith, and that's a
waste ,of powder. The fall itself would
have killed the squirrel."
It is always in our power to make a
friend by smiles; what a folly, then, to
make n enemy by frowns.
ENGINES AND MACHINERY,
For Sale at Lincolnton, N. C.
! MOSTLY NEARLY NEW.
ONEiBLOWING ENGINE for Blast Fnrnaee,
built by; West Point Foundry, Steam Cylinder, 12
inches ly 4 feet; Blowing Cylinder, 44 inches diam
eter, 4 ftet stroke; double acting, horizontal, direct
connections on same bed plate; heavy Fly Wheels,
Force Runp to feed Boilers. Two "old Boilers, SO
feet Ion, yO inches diameter, plain Cylinders with
grates. One Steam Pump.
ONE FINING ENGINE AND PUMP with
connections and gearing complete; upright with
governor, force pump, pipes.'&c. Cylinder 10x14,
main sbift 54 1001 "ong ad 5 inches diameter.
Weight ( Boiler about 5,u00 pounds, '60 feet long,
3 feet diameter. Two 10 inch Flues, iron smoke
stack, pai wheel gearing and hoisting machinery
jack lift pump.
ONE STEAM ENGINE AND BOILER, by
Novelty, Works, New York, horizontal, Cylinder 8
by 20, with cylinder flue boiler 32 inches by 1G feet.
Two 10 inch flues, all complete, nearly new.
ONE PORTABLE ENGINE, first class, nearly
new; 8 inch cylinder, 15 inch stroke; two fly wheels;
boiler 8 feet by 22 fet ; 28 tubes.
Also, a lot of Tram Car Trucks and Wheel.
W. S. BYNUM,
Attorney for Lincoln Iron Company.
For particulars apply to-E. W. STumis fc Co.,
Lincolnton, N. C, or John Wilkes, Charlotte.
March 20, 1871 4wpd
CHESAPEAKE GUANO, reputation already es
tablished in this section and tot) well known to re
quire any comment.
MERRYMONS AMMONIATED SUPER
PHOSPHATE OF LIME, thoroughly tested by
well known farmers and satisfaction sriven.
.WATSON & CLARKE'S SUPER-PHOS-PiIATE,
manufactured under the supervision of
Prof. James C. Booth, U. S. Mint, and a superior
Certificates can be furnished if desired.
A full supply of the above on hand and for sale bv
STEN1IOUSE, MACAULAY & CO. "
March 20, 1871.
We have just received a large lot of the above
Fertilizer which we offer to the Farmers either on
time or for cash.
We simply refer the public to the analysis of this
Guano and Certificates furnished us by Farmers
who used it in our own and adjoining counties.
Looking at the low prices of Cotton the 'intelligent
planter will readily comprehend the necessity of
using nothing but the highest grade of Fertilizers,
and of strictly avoiding those whose value has ljccn
reduced by adulteration, or the use of cheap mate
rials under pretense of meeting the low price of
. . rr w t . V 'il ? t a. .1
Coiwn. l ne auaivsts lo-reuier wiui emmcau's anu
nrioe we hvp in Atore in mnmhlet form and will
take nlfasnrp in ilLrfribntimr to any who may desire
to read them. Our terms are easy "and we guarantee j
satisfaction. " J
For r&Ia far C2HF.GORY .fe WILLIAMSON. !
March 20, 1871.
StOVeS, Tin & Sheeting Iron Vare.
Always on hand the best STOVES in tbe market.
Spear s Chlorine, Excelsior, Columbia and Live
Oiik Cooking Stoves.
Box ana Parlor Stoves, ;
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware,
Hollow Ware, Japanese Ware, and varions
All ware and work warranted as represented.
CST" Order respectfully soliciti.
Feb 2S, 1S70. D. II. BYERI.Y.
A New Theory of the Cause of Earthquakes,
The recent shocks felt in the various parts
of this country has led us to investigate so far
as practicable the probable causes, or rather
the cause of them. They are called earth
quakes, as a jarring and trembling of the
earth is felt not unlike that produced by the
fall of a heavy body in clone proximity to
the person experiencing the sensation. "The
cause of this jarring, which is sometimes ac
companied by internal rumbling and noise,
described as similar to the rattling of heavily
loaded wagons driven at speed, etc., we ac
count for as follows : It is a well established
fact that large underground streams of
M ater are coursing here and there to outlets
which are somewhere in the lakes, seas or
beds of rivers. These streams are constant
ly wearing away the earth which supports
the underground substratum of rock and
from time to time causes rock falls and land
falls commonly called earthquakes. The
destruction of Calabria by an earthquake
illustrates the fact that a vacuum under that
doomed city must have existed which was
in all probability caused bv the action of
water. It has been frequently asserted that
earthquakes are caused by the action of heat
from internal fires, but the theory is not so
plausible a one as would justify us in accept
ing it as positively correct. Internal tires
find vent through volcanoes, and eruptions
from them are undoubtedly caused by
steam, generated from water from some of
these underground streams or the sea where
in close proximity to it, which from time to
time wear their way into it. It is possible,
but scarcely probable, however, that any
upheaval of the earth may have been caused
by internal heat coming in contact with
water, and thus generating steam which
would necessarily condense rapidly as driven
into the earth by its own expansive force.
We can easily account for violent volcanic
action (as before stated in this article) by
the combined action of the fire and . water,
but not (satisfactorially to ourselves) for
earthquakes. The great earthquake in the
West Indies, at St. Thomas, rendered so ap
palling and destructive, by the tidal wave
which came on shore, carrying destruction
with it, was, iu our opinion, caused by an
underground stream, which had worked the
foundation from under, a bed of rocks in the
sea, and their fall
causing a vacuum
which the sea rushed, with such force as to
raise an immense wave by its own momcn
tive force, which rolled inward past its
natural barriers. Lisbon was buried by an
earthquake, and it is well known that she
was built upon rocks which were undoubted
ly, undenuinded by water, ami fell in. The
Mammoth Cave, in Kentucky, was undoubt
edly formed by the action of water, and
will, perhaps, some day cause an earthquake
by tumbling in part.
A Clergyman Refunds a Small Mar
riage Fee. Au association of Congrega
tional ministers in Oswego, New York, met
last week and the point of one unofficial report
made at the gathering is thus given by
the Binghampion Republican:
"A few days ago, one of the clergymen
said, a young man called upon him to offi
ciate at his wedding, saying that the young
woman whom he intended to marry lived
twelve miles away, but the marriage was
to be at the house of her uncle, only four
miles from the minister's house. 'I he bre
vet grocm gave a moderate fee in advance,
borrowed the good man's buggy to bring
the intended bride to the. rendezvous, ami
at the appointed time the clergyman reached
there, as he could, and found all ready.
But just then the young lady concluded
she would not be married. The groom told
the minister that he guessed he could some
day induce her to change her mind ; and if
so, he should be called l . In a few days
he came around the "gal had come to her
oats," but he was afraid she might retreat
airain before he could take her to her un
tie's; and to avoid all risk, he had called in
a clergyman right there, ami made ail fast,
"And now, Eluer,"' said lie "how about that
fee I gave vou; you did not do the jobV" j
The tlder intimated that he had loaned him j
his carriage gratuitously, and had put in an
appearance, at the time 'and place named, at
some cost to himself, and it was not his fault
that he dnl not do the job. "Well, Elder,"
was the response, in a triumphant tone,
"and so was I there, too, and it wasn't my
fault that you dib not do the job, and I want
my money." . And he got his money.
m 1 1
An Illinois widow woman is itemized as
shouldering a barrel of Hour. This is truly
the "widow's mitiht."
A XD C JIB A P GOOD S.
a very large and extensive
Spring and Summer
STAPLE AND FANCY DUY GOODS,
Ladies' Dress Goods in endless variety and at lower
prices than they were sold at in old times.
In addition to our unusually large Suck of Staple
and Fancy Dry Gooh, Notion. Hosiery, Glovo.
! Embroidery, Iaces, White Goods, Linens, Cloths,
Black and r ancy Cassiuieres, Lineu Ducks ana
Drills, Cbttonaie?, Hats, Shoes, &c, we have a very
lare stock of Brussels, Three Ply, Super Iu;rratn,
Stair, Wool and Hemp
Floor and Table Oil Cloth in all width; Cain Mat-
tin:r, liirs, ic
i VVe have the lariat stock of Carpet ever
to thU City, and at lower prices than they have U-en
M since lM. -
We will make it to the interest of every one want
in? to buy Goods if they will cill and diamine our
stwk befor buvimr,as we certainly have the hirgst
assortment .of any House in thw City und we are
one who examine our Stock are Mrnrw-d at the
low Dricts at which we are M'llinz (ininl.
BUEJI, UKOWX & CO.
March 27, 1871 3. .
At 5 2' cents per pound, at
Hardware Store, Mansion House Corner.
March 27, 1H71.
An Eastern Story." : ;
In the happy da vs when Karhathan Pa rah
was King of the Hurmese, a potter formed
in his heart an evil plot against the' pros
perity of his neighbor, a wealthy washerman
who lived in thesatne village.. .TheeMvion
potter, bent on injuring bis good neighbor
went to tbe palaee of the King and thus ad
dressed him: -
'0 illustrious prince ! is it not well known
in the mountains and valleys of onr land
that all the calamities which have comel'so
severely ami suddenly upon ..your kingdom
of late years have arisen froin the fact that
your majesty has no longer the charm of a
white elephant, since the unfortunate death
of the lucky white elephaut which belonged
to your father, who now reposes in rapture
in the seventh heaven of the blessed immor
tals? Do you know, O King, that the ele
phant which now carries you is but a com
mon black beast, which u rings only black
luck to us? Having, therefore, your pros
perity and glory at heart, O King, and kiss
ing the dust from your golden feet, I ven
ture to propose the following5 plan to your -majesty
: There is a washerman iu this city
of extraordinary skill in washing or dyeing
white everything brought to him, however
black it may be, and "however difficult to
make white and beautiful. Let, now, my
lord the King consider well the words of his
servant, and bid this skillful washerman to
wash your royal elephant white, so that the
white days of prosperity may once more
dawn upon your blessed majesty and on the
realm." - . ,
The King, who was weak in mind, heard
the potter's project with delight, and readily
assented to it. He summoned the skillful
washerman, whose fame was great and thus
addressed him : -
"I command thee, most royal subject, to
use thy skill in washing my elephant white,
that I may enjoy the wliite days of prosperi
ty even as my father before me.w
But the washerman, who was a shrewd
man, and ready withal, suspecting tbe plot
of the Potter to ruin him by so vain & pro
ject, thus spoke to the King :
"O ray lord King I that I may wash my
lord's royal elephant white, a suitable washing-house
must be erected, and also a pot of
corresponding size must be constructed, and
then I will wash your majesty's highly re
spected elephant white, and feel myself
thrice blessed in having carried out my lord
the King's wishes."
On this the King summoned the potter,
and enjoined him, on pain of his royal dis
pleasure, to construct a vast pot of sufficient
dimensions to hold the royal elephant, as
well as a sufficient quantity of water and
other constituents for the ablution. The
potter, in fear and trembling, collected an
immense mass of clay, out of which he con
st ructed a pot large enough to hold the royal
"When, however, the elephant stepped into
this huge pot, it broke into several pieces.
Another pot was made of considerable thick
ness by the potter, who, do as he would, could
not by his largest fires bake it thoroughly,
so as to make it both compact and strong.
So the unfortunate potter was in this dilem
ma ; if he had made a thin pot it was broken
by the weight of the elephant, and if he
made it thick enough to resist such a weight,
he could not, with all his efforts, get the pot
sufficiently baked; and was obliged at fast
to give -up the task as beyond his power,
and to brave the royal displeasure, which
consigned him to a prison for the rest of his
life, and confiscated his goods.
'Plot not against thy neighbor," says the
Burmese proverb, "lest thine own property
sutler by the plot" a proverb which inhere
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Dr. Cualmers' Daughter. In one of
the alleys running of from Fountain Bridge,
Edinburg, a street crowded with drunken-'"
ness and pollution, is the low-roofed build
ing in which this good woman is speuding
her life to help unfortunates out of -their
miseries. Her chief work is with drunkards,
their wives and daughters. Some of the
poor women of the neighborhood complain
against her, saying: "W hy do you
us bvciMfv our husbands are good,
Uo not cale ' us- li h,ail married
worthless sot, vou would then have taken
care of us in our poverty !
In the' winter, when the nights are long
and cold, you may see Helen Chalmers, with
her lantern, going through the lanes of the
city, hunting up the depraved, and bring-,
iug them out to her relornx meetings. In
sult her do they ? Xevtr. They would ai
soon think of pelting an angel of God.
Fearless and strong in the righteousness of ,
her work, she goes up to a groop of intoxi
cated men, shakes hands with them, and'
takes them along to hear the Thursday
night speech on Temperance.
One night, as she was standing in a low,:
tenement, talking with the iuteraperate i
father, and persuading him to a better life,
a man kept walking up and down the room, '
as though uninterested in what was said; ,
hut finally, iu his intoxication, staggered up
to her, and remarked: "I fchaii get to
heaven as easy as you will; do you not
think so V" Helen answered not a word,
but opened her Bible and pointed to the,,
passage: "No - drunkard ' hall inherit the
kingdom of God.". The arror struck he
tween the joints of the harness, and that lit-
! ,m f 'hrtetJrm cti-.itt'fv ended in" that
r - " - ,
A stolen kiss saved a girl's life in Fond
du Lac last week, for u the man who did
tie deed had not pulled her head forward-
j t as he dil, a beam which fell from : the
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upper noor uum iuw
In an Iowa breach of promise easv tbe '
woman swore that the accuK-d bad hngged"
jjier everv night for several months, and :
t Sunday 'night until three o'clock -in the :
morning. The induxtriouK, but ungrateful 4
culprit, was lined one dollar and coMt.