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TARBORO', EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1867.
I ATTORNEY AT LAW,
. " TAUBOliO', N. C.
OFFICE, one door below Tost Office,
V nd one above the store of D TeuJer & Co.
I All business intrusted to my care will
Je promptly and strictly attended to,
Sopt. -, ISoij. 12-tf
'attorney at law,
Office No. 24 West Mam Street,
1M'irs Paney, Ilymnn Co., New York,
l'r. 1. 1'. Clements, Kaltiniore.
Mcsm's. C. W Orandy &; Jions, Norfolk.
Hon. W. A. Oraliam. llillsboro', N. C.
Mou. W. N. 11. tMiiilh, Murl'roosboro', X.C
Ai.V EKGS. J- EDWIN MOOKE
BIGGS & M00UE.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Tarboro', N. C,
TILL attend the Courts in the Coun
ties of Martin, Bertie, l'itt, Edge
combe, llaliiax, Nash, Wilson and Wayne,
and also the Federal, Bankrupt and Hu
vreiae Courts. Strict attention paid to
ili o collection and adjustment of claims,
and to enscs in Bankruptcy.
August 1, 1807, 3o tf
Wilson Carolinian ami Goldsboro'
Slur insert for one mouth and send bill to
1)11. R. F. ROBERTSON,
TARIJORO", N. C,
Office at the Edjrecofnbe Heusc, where
he can be found on Monday and Tuesday
of e.ich week.
May 2, 1807. 2-tf
A. E. RICKS, D. 1). L , would respect
fully say to the Citizens of Tarboro' and
its vicinity, that he is again in the practice
t,f his Piofession and will in the future
as in the past eudaavor to discharge his
duty faithfully for all those who require
Address, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Feb. 3, ISO'S 10 tf
VJI. BRYCE & CO.,
21) CHAMBER STREeT,
June 1G. 20-tf
liich'd J. Conner. Chas. II. h'iclinrason
JAS. II. McCLUER, of N. C,
7?f J. CONNER ib CO.,
3Iapufacturers and Dealers in
Huls, (Uips, Furs 6't raw (roods
2oi & 2515 CANAL STREET,
Nearlj opposite Earle's Hotel,
Ju!v 2 - 8o-tf
JOHN K. I!0VT,
of Washington, N. C. with
CRICKESTER & CO.,
WHOLKSALE PEALEK IS
Foreign and Domestic Hard
ware, No 10, Barclay Street, near Aston House,
Jg" All orders promptly attended to."a
Feb. 10 1 1-tf
BROWN & ClYLER,
IHEUAL ADVANCES ON CON-'
J siunients of 1'ottoil and other
Pruuuce Bagging. Ele Eope and Iron
Ties lioiiisljfd Ui I'laiilivs un luvoiabli
New Vort, An?. 29, 1&17. 30-2m
Tanuahill, IHcilwatHe & Co,,
l:JO Pearl Street,
Strict Personal Attention given to
i EST ROLL AND GUNNY BAG-
rinjr, Rope and Iron furnished at
I'Hvts iiiiirUet rales.
Taxes on Cotton will be paid by our friends
Messrs. D. Pender & Co.; Mat hew VV'dell.
Y... Messrs. Smith Ac Williams, Tarboro'.
X. C J. . Lindsey, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Messrs. G. IL Brow n t Co., Wras!nn;rton, N.
C. Aug. '2'J. 0'J-lf
A. T. BRUCE & CO.,
General Commission Mtrchunls,
' For the Sale of Cotton and other
No. 106 PEARL STREET,
'JTB ARTIES Shipping Cotton to us can be
xfL acconiniodatcd with funds to pay Tax
y catiln on Tklessr. Brown & Pippen or
tIr; IL J), y.eel, Tarboro'.
Property covered by Insurance as scon
asrtarteJ. J ' 'oeti3-4G-tf
JOHN S. DANCY, JOHN II. IIYMAN,
f Tarboro', N. C. of Scotland Neck, N.C.
JOSEPH Ii. IIYMAN,
late of Tarboro', N. C.
DANCY, IIYMAN & CO.,
Pom mission Merchants,
for the Stle of all kinds of
and purchase of General Merchandise,
No. 24 Exchange Place
aug. 24, 39-tf
HAFFA, III LUES & 10.,
AND AGENTS FOB THE SALE OF
rlour, Grain, Pork, Lard,
And Country Produce Generally,
ffo. 414 South Wharves,
fob. U, 18 '",. -, 11 Gm
RICKS, HILL & CO.,
Gen. Comm. ission Merchants
BAGGING and BQPE furnished pay
able in Cotton. Liberal advances
made. sep 1 40-tf
JAMES G0RD0X & CO.,
Conim ission Me?cituits,
KOMPT TEKSONAL, ATTENTION
given to the sale of Produce of every
kind, and to the purchase of all sunulies
for Farmers, Merchants, and pthers in the
country. nov 2l, 1-tf
Geo. II. Freer. John Ii. Xeal.
of x. a of x. c.
FREER & NEIL,
Gen. Commission .MercIianls.
LIBERAL ADVANCES ON CONSIGNMENTS
Refer to Exchange National Bank, Nor
folk, ap 25 21-ly
V.W.Grandy, C.K.GranJy, CW.Gran0.jr
C. W. GRANDY &
House Established 181a,
FORWARDING AND COMMISSION
ME R CUA2fTSt
BOR THE SALE OF COTTON,
Grain, Niival Stores and Country Pro
duce greiierafl and purchasers of General
C0WANI) & HARRISS,
General Coramissioa Merchants,
2(J CQmmoi'ctj Street,.
TILL attend promptly to sales of Cot
ton, Grain, Lumber, Tobacco, Na
val Stores, &c, and purchase of Supplies,
and forwarding Cotton and Tobacco to Eu
rope if desired.
1). G. Cowan i, Washin-ton Co., X. C.
R. J. Hauijiss, Granville, late of Halifax
Count;, X. C. aug l-3o-6m
-3- Refers to T. E. Lewis, Tarboro.
kadeii Biar.s. J. J. BIUGS
KADER BIGGS & CO.,
Miipments made to Liverpool tree 01
forwarding Comniiesipus, and the usual
luri?" Special attention paid to the sale
of Cotton, and all kinds of Country Pro
duce. june 2 27 ly
J. O. REED. AGT..
Wholesale arid Retail Dealer in
Hates, Gaps, Stray Goods,
Liubrcllas, Capes. &j ,
No. 18 Main Street,
ap. IS. 20.-ly
J. 11' Grandy.
W. M. Millar.
Formerly of N. C.
BERKLEY, MILLAR & CO.
Wholesale Dealers in
Dry Goods & Xotions,
1G West Main Street,
Next door to Exchange National Bank
mar. 28. 10 ly
EST A 13 1 .IS I I EI3 1831.
J. M. EREEMVN,
"Watchmaker and Jeweler.
NO. '29 MAIN STREET,
Corner of Talbnt Street.
C CONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL
J assortment of Watches, Jewelry, Sil
ver ware, xc.
Watches carefully and properly Repair
ed, nnr. 4. 18-tf
CHERRY fc JMEP,
jLate W. D. ROBERTS Jr. & Co.,)
Manufacturers, Wholesale and Retail
Cooking and Heating Stoyes(
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron
House Furnishing Goods, and Brokers
Cor. Roanoke and Wide Water Sts.,
L. L. Brickhouse. S. J. Thomas,
L. L. BRICKHOISE & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Trunks, Valises, Carpet Biigs&c,
No, 3 3 Main Street
Opposite Taylor, Martin & Co.,
Full stock constantly on hand at
Lowest Market Prices.
John II. Fekkee, f
Morganton, N. C
CF Greenwood. Fred Greenivood.
C. F. GREENWOOD & CO.,
Watchmakers' and Jewelers,
TINE GOLD AND SILVER WATCH
IP ps Diamonds. Pearl and other rich
Jeweiry, Solid Silver and' Plated Ware,
No. 27 Main fctreet,
N. B. Watches and Jewelry repaired- bj
the most skillful pcrkmen and warranted.
April 1, 1807'. " 18.-1
(Successor to r. DILWORTII,)
No, 1 "Wide Water Street,
ILL PAY THE HIGHEST MAR.
kct price for Cotton and Woolen
Rags, Rope, Paper, Metals, Bones, &c.
June 6, 18C7. 27-ly
TAYLOR, MARTIN & CO.,
B R IRON AND STEEL,
BELTING AN J PACKING,
House Furnishing Goods, &c,
Circular Front, corner of Main street and
Nails at Factory Prices, Trace Chains,
Weed, Hilling and Grub Hoes, Horse Col
lars and Ilames, Axes, Saws, &p., &c.
The trade supplied at Northern prices.
mar. 28. 16-ly
S. W. SELDNER.
39 Main Street,
Wholesale and Retail
Clothier and Merchant Taylor.
1r EEPS CONSTANTLY" ON; HAND
one of the largest and best selected
stocks of Ready Made Clothing and
gent furnishing goods, also a fine assort
ment of piece goods, which he is prepared
to make up to order in the latest and most
fashionable styles, a call is very respect
fully requested. S. W. SELDNER.
J. II. DGDS0N,
(Late of the firm of Dodsou & Rainer.)
Has Removed his Stock to the old
Xo. T Fast Side Water Slreet.
YyniERKhc will be pleased to see
his old friends and the public sreneral-
ly. He has on hand a large and well seleet-
ed slock of
Brandies, Gins, Wines and
One lot of which is a inagnilieent article,
ten ( ars old, and another seven years old.
to which he e.ills special aUeuliou Also
Old London Dock Itrandics.
Give me a call.
J. II. L'OBSON,
No. 7 Widewater street.
Sept. .. -101 in
DAVIS & BROTHER,
Wholesale dealers in
and Agents for Carolina Hclle Scotch
SuutF, and various grades of
VIRG INIA M AN IT FACTORED
IT EEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND
a full stock of Snirar and Coll'ee,
Flour, Lard, Bacon, Caudles, Family and
Fancy Sonps, Cheese, Butter, Fish, Pork,
Salt, Candy, Buckets, Brooms, Shot, Pow
der, and many other articles, to complete
the assortment usually found in a Jol-
bjii (pirocerv !Ioiic.
Any consignment will have especial at
tion. No 4 Rowland's Wharf,
ap. 25, 1SC7.
Ed. r. Tahb. Ed. M. Moore. Ed. J. GifTith.
EDWARD P. TADii & CO.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
West Side Market ifquare,
Si Sii of the Auvil.
A CENTS FOR THE SALE OF OLD
ia. Dominion Nails, Emery's Cotton Gin,
Boyle & Gambles Circular Pit and ft cut
Saws Warrc tiled. Gum Belting, all sizes.
A large stock always on hand of Axes,
Spades, Shovels, Forks, Chain Traces
Hollow Ware, Horse Collars, Rope.
Agents for Fairbanks & Co's Standard
that will weigh a Gold Dollar or a Canal
A large stock of Queens Ware, China
and Glass. Attention ef the trade re
spectfully solicited. mar. 28. lG-ly
THE JOURNAL OFFICE
In connection with our splendid
fiST JOB PRINTING OFFCE, -a
is now in successful operation, and we are
Binding and Rebinding Periodicals, Old
AND EVERY KIJs'D OF WORrt
Done in a Fust-Class Book-Bindery.
THE BEST OF WORKMEN ONLY
are employed by us.
This is the only establishment of ikt
kind in Tide-water Virginia, and ve can
do work as well and cheap as it can "be
done in the North.
EVERY VARIETY OF ROOK and
IN PLAIN OK FANCY COLORS.
Call at the JOURNAL ofllce, J2 Roanoke
avenue, or' address your orders to
J. RICHARD LEWELLEN,
Siipt Norfolk Printing Tt'ouse Co.
May 2, 1867. 22-if
" JNO. W. "WHITE,
Cabinet Maker ami Undertaker,
?' Tarboro', N. C.
HAS oh hand a largo lot of Bedsteads,
Chairs and others articles of Furniture,
which' he offers to tfce fcublic cheap for
Cash.' all kind of wood Coitus, of all sizes
All kjnda of Furniture Mde and Re
paired"at the shortest uctice,
Jan. 27 " ': vv - C-tf
SEPT. 12, 1867
Empress and Emperor of the French.
The most popular lady iL France,
without question, is the Empress.
She is benignant, intellectual, and
handsome, ller beauty is a style that
will uqt fade. She is really a woman
of talent. She u the wisest and most
practical of the Imperial advisers.
She sits at the Council-Board, and
discusses with the ministry matters of
State. She has often presided as
Regent, in the absence of the Emperor.
She is prompt and efficient, presides
with great tact, and holds the Imperial
Senate sharply to the questions Ler
husband wishes discussed. In appear
ance, she is in marked contrast to the
nobility of France. She is tall and
genteel in form, a complexion of
alabaster whiteuess, and a peculiar
taste in dressing that the word Ele
gant fitly represents. On the other
hand, the French ladies are short and
fat, with a dumpy kiucj of look, an un
tidy way of wearing their hair, and an
expression of coarseucss on their feat
ures. They have great taste for other
people, but very little for themselves.
Were she dressed as plainly as a gover
ness, and bore no insignia of royalty
about her, the Empress ' would be at
once selected in the midst of a thou
sand French women, by her personal
appearance and her taste indicated iu
her dress. She is au active friend to
all forms of want: she goes the rounds
of the hospitals, privatd as well as na
tional. She never goes emptj handed,
but in the humblest abode, leaves some
token of her kind heart. Her heroic
conduct during the late visit of the
cholera w ill never be forgotten. There
was a panic in Paris, and even paid
nurses lied from the bedside of the
sufferers. Dressed in the simples
jrarb, the Empress went through all
tie cholera-wards, administered cord
ials, mcdiciues, and delicacies with
her own hand; shamed the timid,
called out the brave, allayed the panic,
and became the idol of the natiou.
She understands the temper of France,
and does much towaids keeping down
the discontent which allways exists to
some extent in the gay capital. The
workmen must have work, or the
Throne is insecure. The lovers of
pleasure and they are counted by
tens of thousands must have their
amusements, cr barricades fill the
streets. The gay promenade from the
gatea of the Tuileries to the Triumphal
arch, known as the Champ d'Elysee,
is filled every day by an immense
throng, who occupy the chairs that
fill the eulire pathway. On one side
of this avenue are booths, and teuts,
and gardens full of hobbyhorses, toys,
mimic theatres, pantomime, and cheap
amusements for the million. Along
this Roulevard roll the carriages of the
nobles and officers of State. Every
day, the elegant cortege of the Em
press can be seen rolling up and down
this brilliant thoroughfare somctines
the Emperor by her side, sometimes
the Prince Imperial, often alone. While
the Emperor sits crouched iu the cor
ner of his carriage, scowling a look of
discontent and annoyance, the Empress
is kind and complacent to all. ller
forehead is broad aud high, her look
benignant, but searching. To the
humblest sweep or workman, vho lifts
his hat to her, she returns a gracious
bow. On the day the Exposition was
opened, stie seemed to enjoy herself
like a school-girl. Chatting with the
exhibitors, clapping her bauds in tes
tacy over some marrei of invention,
tarrying behind while her silent hus
band strode on, running to overtake
him, darting into this alcove and then
into that, visibly excited at the heartv
cheers from the Euglish and Ameri
cans who joined to give the royal
pair a warm reception, drinking in
the full enjoyment of the occasion, and
takinjr no care to conceal it. A devo
ted Catholic, she has a Protestant gov
erness and tutor for the Prince Impe
rial. The Emperor is stout and heavy.
Those who calk of his breaking, and
of his sickly aud declining appearance,
know nothing of what they speak.
His look is that of talent aud mental
strength. No portraits do him justice.
He is a bad walker. His logs are short
and very disproportioned to his body,
which gives him a diminutive look.
He is fond of horseback riding, be
cause he sits well and is a good rider.
But he is seldom now on horseback
except at reviews. His favorite horse
is a bright bay, brought from Hunga
ry. This horse is stout, strong and in
telligent. He understands the move
ments of the army as well as the Geu-in-Chief.
No money could buy him.
The Emperor seldom rides, except in
state with his postillions and outriders
He dresses very plainly, usually in a
black suit ; latterly he affects the gray
coat of his uncle. As a man he is not
popular ; he is cold, austere, silent, and
sullen. Lassit.udc and impatience blend
in his dominion. He has the appear
ance of being tired. lie is greeted
with very little enthusiasm when he
appears in public, partly from the fact
that he pays no atteution to the shouts
of the populace. In his afternoon
drives he comes put in state Jn anpen
carriage, and rides slowly, that the po
pujace; who never tire of looking on
the imperial cortege, may be gratified.
in me ureas imposition mere is a
chapel fitted up for Protestant Worship
It w'as dedicated . by the Uuited Pro-
tostant Church. The Earl cf Shartes
bur, a peer of England presided at
tire opening. V-Bibles translated into
every language are for sale! and Pro
testant books jn every tongue France
is a Catholic country. Great efforts
were made to prevent this feature of
he exhibition from taking place. But
the Emperor said that this was an ex
hibition for all nations, and every reli
gion should be equally represented and
have the fullest freedom. The Em
press, as a friend of toleration, had
much to do with this arrangement. No
man q the world, probably, devotes
more hours to business than the Em
peror. He is the State. The ministers
and senators are mere clerks to do his
bidding. ; A portion of the day is de
voted strictly to the affairs of govern
ment. A part of the Tuileries is the
office of etate. Guards tramp around
courier come and go the whole scene
is lively and exciting till three o'clock,
when the offices close, and the imperial
carriage-drives up for the usual ride.
Tire Tuiileries, now united with the
Louvre, form a east quadrangle. The
portion on the Chanir d'Elysee is the
imperial residence. It is shut off from
the great square inside the. quadrangle
by a tall iron fence. Opposite the great
gateway is the Arch cf- yifiyOfjf erect
ed by Napoleon, the First, under which
the Emperor's carriage drives. The
rest of the palace is as little like the
abode of royalty as can be imagined.
There is no privacy about the palace.
A narrow strip of ground, in wnioh is
grass and flowers, is shut off from the
garden of the Tuileries by a low iron
fence. The main entrance to the pal
ace is in full view of the multitude,
where the men tramp all the day long,
aud vans, cabs, omuibusses, butchets'
carts, and grocery wagous, cross and
recross all the day. What are called
the clegaut gardens of the palace are
simply a vast plot of ground inclosed
within the iron gates without a spear
of grass anwlierc, hard and coarse
gravel meeting the eye iu every direc
tion, with immense elm trees growing
up out of the hard unwilling soil, A
sickly fountain not over clean, does its
best to mellow the hard aspect of the
In joiuing the Louvre with the
Tuileries, the emperor has erected a
gallery to his own name. He calls it
the Gallery of Napoleon the Third. It
is one of the most interesting spots in
Pans. It is full of thetropbies of the
Idol of France. Here are seeu various
dresses of the emperor, from the garb
he wore when, a subaltern, he saw the
mob attack the Tuileries, and lead
Louis XVI. forth a prisoner, to the
dress he wore at St. Helena. His camp
stools and saddles his chair a consul
and throne as emperor the robe with
which he was crowned his court dres
ses and royal saddles the bed on
which he slept the cradle and court !
dress of the King of Rome. Hours
pan be spent with great interest in this !
gallery. It is usually filled with sol- ,
diers. Their love for the emperor is j
very touching. The iron feuce that
surrounds the Column Vendome is i
hung thick with garlands, which the
soldiers place and renew from time to
time. With uncovered head aud silent
tramp, they may be fouud iu great
numbers at the Tomb ol the Great
Ciptaiu wheuevjr the public are ad
mitted. AH the acts oi' Napoleon betray a
sense of insecurity, and indicate that
the teuure be which he holds his
throne is not firm. Wheu he became
emperor his first act was to remove the
pavemcut in front of his palace. The
good work he has kept up till the stones
have been taken from all the streets
and boulevards, aud the MeAdamized
pathway substituted. Immense boule
vards, all radiating from a common
centre, where cannon can be planted if j
need be, have replaced the uarrow, i
dangerous streets, wnere crowas oeuc
where crowds defied
the authorities and hurled dowu huge
stones ou the soldiers. It was a long
time befoie the Emperor felt safe iu
Tuileries. He docs not evcu now use
the state carriage. It is too maguifi
ceut, and has many unwelcome asso
ciations connected with it to be in com
mon use. It is not even kept iu Paris,
but is on show at Versailles. The
in it at his marriage and
at the christening of the Prince Im
perial, but it is too suggestiye for daily
The Prince Imperial is a lad of about
a do?en summers. He is handsome
and manly. He has his mother's beau
ty, but bears about the sama relation
to his father in talent that the young
King of Home did to Napoleon the
First. He has been taught self-reliance,
and does not regard himself as a boy.
A toy carriage was made for him by
one of thef great builders of the city.
In its way it was quite a gem. With
the carriage came a couple of minia
ture ponies not much bigger thau"feats.
The Prince turned away in disdain
from the bundle, and ordered ; it
to be placed iu the stables on exhibi
tion where it now remains. lie is the
President of the Exposition. Tie has
a complete establishment at Almy as
Heir Apparent to the throne. He has
fifty horses and ponies, and a complete
set of carriages and outriders',' all in
imperial style. He is quite a soldier,
is a member of the Imperial Guard,
and can put a battallion through the
exercise equal to any drill-master in
A young lawyer of Kansas, writing
to his parents in regard to grasshop
"If you wera to multiply every blade
of grass on your farm by 'seventy-five,
and put th amounts out at ten per cent
iutercst an hour, compounded ever ten
minutes for a century, adding in your
onions and strawberries, the grand to
tal would not feed the grasshoppers on
my place for a minute and a quarter."
An ignoramus had" been eick, and
on recovering, was told by the dector
that he might take a little animal food
o.Eir, saia ne;',:'j., took yoar
grnei easy enough, but hang njc' f I
can cap your bay aad oats.', v.
A Car Adventure.
There were five of us yes, five as
happy fellows as ever were let loose
from college. It was "vacation," and
we concluded to take a trip to the
Falls. We got aboard the cars at N.,
and were so,pn traveling very rapidly
towards our destination. We had just
seated ourselves aud prepared for a
comfortable smoke, when iu came the
conductor, and who could it bo but our
old friend, Fred B. After the com
mon salutations had passed, Fred said
he had some business for us to atteud
"Out with it, old chum," said we,
''anything at all will be acceptable, so
let us have it."
'Well, boys." said he, "in the next
car there is as loving a pair as it was
ever my lot to see. They are going
down to II. to get married; and now if
you can have any fuu over it, just
In a moment he was gone, and we
set our heads together to form a plan.
"I have it, boys," said Bill Steevers.
"We must make the girl think that
her lover is married"
' That's it, Bill, that's it," said we,
not giving time to finish the sentence.
That he is a married map, and the
futher of children," said Bill.
It devolved upon n.e to commence
operations. Accordingly I entered the
car in which we were informed the
lovers were. Sure enough, there they
were. The girl thinking, I suppose,
that she must give her lover all the
seat, had taken a seat on his knee, and
he, for the purpose of protecting her,
had thrown his arm around her waist;
and so they sat in real soft lovers'stylc.
All this I gathered at a glance. Step
ping up to them, I said
"Why, Jrfhes, what in the deuce are
you doing with this girl?"
The girl rose hastily and seated her
self oq the seat.
"Sec here, stranger," said the follow,
"you are a mite mistaken; my nam1;
"Why Jones," said I, "you certainly
haven't left your wife and children,
and tried to palm yourself off for -a
single man, have you?"
"I tell you my name ain't Jones; it's
Harper. It never was Jones; 'tain't j
a goiug to be, nuther." I
I merely shook my head aud passed '
on to another seat to see the rest of the !
lun. About the time the couple got
all right again, in came Elliott '
r ii . i
lln T 1 1 I I 'l riinr 1 1 . a i nn. r in I
"Y hy, Jones, ou here? How
you leave your wife and babijs?"
' No v soe here, stranger, you ain't
the fust man that's called me Jones
to diy, an' I reckon 1 must look awful
like him, but I ain't Jones, an, ujoie'n
that, you musn't call me Jones. I
hain't got a wife nor babies cither; but
this ere' gal an' me is going to splice,
and then you can talk about my wife,
aud I wouldn't wonder but what, iu
course of time, you might talk about
Datnes, too; out you musu t call me
.This retort brought forth vociferous
laughter from the spectators, aud it
also brought blushes to the face of the
girl that "was goin' to be spliced."
"Ah, Jones," said Gregg, "you'll
regret this in the future. 1 pity your
wife and poor girl."
"So, Mr. Harper, your real name is
Jones, is it? and you've been fooling
me. have you? Well, we aiu't spliced
yet, and I don't think we shall be, very
soon," said the girl, a-nd her eve
"Jane, Jane!" said Harrier,
you know I'm Bill Harper?
a darned drop of Jones blood i u
an 1 11 prove it.
At this moment, Jeff Jackson, Bill
Steevers and Jem Byers entered, and
of course their attention was called to
Harper by his loud talking. They
stepped up to him, and said
( Why. Jones, what is all this fuss
This was more than Harper could
stand. He leaped upon a seat.
"Now," said he, "my nauio is not
Jones, an' I can lick the fellow that
sa-s it is."
By this time we had got to II., and
our friend Fred came into the car and
got Harper to keep quiet. TI13 girl
that wouhtu't be "cjficied'' requested
Fred to help her on the train that was
go ng back to S., which be did, and
the uotorious Jones, alias Harper, fol
lowed her. We learned, afterwards,
that he proved himself to be Bill Har
per instead of Bill Jones, aud he and
his gal Jane "spliced."
The Southern Harvest.
Truly, :whatever else there may be
to disturb the equanimity of the South,
the bounty of Heaven, at least, has
been poured out upon her wasted fields
this season :
The grain sent from the North has
fructified, beside the native seed in the
soil, with ten fold fullness heightens
toward the perfect mellowness of au
tumn, the news that comes up to us
from the magnificent territory, check
ered with many States, that subtends
the vast angle of the Potomac flowing
into the Atlantic and Bio G rande, swel
ling the Gulf, of Mexico, is like the
message of old from Egypt when, af
ter years of famine, the Nile had over
flowed its banks with richer loam than
usual and covered the land with fat
ness. TJie tidings is not merely encourag
ing rit is exhilcrating. The hearts of
suffering millions are made glad at the
sight ot the ..golden gram' wavinff eve
rywhere in biJlows that ha
enmbed from too
and peace. And, as the beneficient
hand of the All-Giver has thus shaded
out fresh and beautiful colors of na
ture the sombre tiujg that human ma
levolence and folly had -daubed upon
the picture, so has it equally touched
with a medicament compounded of
time and reason nd faith, the wounds
that war had ia the bosam? of the
people, and softened their bitter au
guish into a less resentful sorrow. In
dustryhope and forgiveness have been
found to be spiritually and practically,
better than idleness, despair, and ha
tred, and the "smiling face" begins to
be seen beaming from behind the
"frowning province" that "masked it
for a few brief years. A population
noble, gallant, and true at heart, is
emerging from the gloom of error and
trial into an "efficient activity, which
to-morrow will be crowned with infinitol
prosperity, only the more worthily won
and enjoyed for the voes that preceded
it: The spectacle oT this great recu
peration may well delight all men, and
wo will be excused for some emotion in
cantemplating it. To us it is only an
earnest of the better and higher things
that are to come for that region first
aud therewith, and at last for our
In the immense region cast of the
Mississippi corn, pGars, and potatoes
arc finer aud in larger abundance than
ever seen before, while the wheat
now housed exceeds all anticipation.
Fruit and dairy products, meats, poul
try, and eggs, will be in quantities suf
ficient to revive the sensations of the
best flushed times gone by, to be ex
ceeded in another year, and left far
behind in succesive seasons, if lhat
craving need of the South, farm labor
of the right kind, can be adequately
supplied. Mercantile Journal.
Ex-Gov. Graija:i, of North
Carom na, on the Situation.
Hon. William A. Graham, of North
Carolina, in a letter to a resident of
Van Burcn, Ark., writes as follows re
specting the political situation of the
" The situation of the States of the
South, to which you allude, is iuducd
mclaucholy. We arc realizing the
truth of the declaration of Mr. Fox,
that "the most dangerous of all revo
lutions is a restoration.' The idea of
distraining the States by military do
minatiun, into the adoption of cousti
tutions for local governments, with the'
right ot suffrage extended to negroes,
without any qualification except being
of the male sex and over 21 years of
I age, and by the Howard amendment to
j the Constitution of the Uuited States,
- at the same time disfranehing all men
, of experience and influence among us,
i is the most solcmu farce that has been
! exacted in all history. It is to roll !
back the tide of civilization two cen-
turies at least, and place tho ballot in
the hands of a constituency less quali
fied for the office of government than
has ever before exercised it iu any re
publican country. The Board of Reg
isters of voters has just been announc
ed here, and includes one negro to two
white men generally throughout the
State. When the whole scries of steps
in the process of " reconstruction," as
it is called, shall have been fully con
templated, I think the people, where-
ever they constitute majorities, will
find it to their interest to vote against
Conventions for the objects iu view,
and bear with tho reign of military
government until another appeal can
be made to publicpiuion at the north,
and especially iu the northwest."
A Hp VOLT Against Fashion.
The New York 1'V'W of Tuesday
The female fashionable world is pre
paring to revolt against Paris, liereto
lore the delusion has obtained widely
that the Empress herself was the
source the very fountain-head of
fashion inspiration. To her was attri
buted the revival of the hoop skirt,
modernized into crinoline, spread itself
throughout Christendom, while the
chignou bus gradually traveled from
the back of the neck to the top of the
eye brows in supposed obedience to
the will of Eugenia. And so ' with
the bonnets, growing small by degrees
and beautifully Igss, aiid the furbelows
aud flounces and all the multitudi
nous milliucry of women's wear. But
lately It has conic to light that it is
not the Empress, nor the court, nor
even the "modistes of Paris who "set"
the fashions for the whole female world;
but the lprettcB and leaders of the
demi-monde lay down the laws which
guide fashion in Paris itself as well as
in London, New York, and all the cities
that follow Paris fashings. This shock
ing discovery has stimulated the wives
and mothers and some of the
daughters of England to propose in
London the formation of a " Ladies'
Reform League," not only to organize
a revolt against Paris, but to suggest
measures for a general emancipation
from the present thraldom of milliucrs
and hairdressers. It is declared that
fashion though fascinating, is really
slavery in a most frightful form, con
pelling its devotees to make themselves
generally ridiculous, to submit to much
bodily discomfort and even torture,
and to launch i'lto extravigant expen
ditures, wasting untold sums of money
upon materials which are useless, or un
usuable, long before they are worn out.
So there is a cry for a tcforln and a
general enlistment 'for a fight against
fashion, and" a rebelji65 against fash
ion's inexorable decrees. '
Gail Hamilton says .of old Parson
cl liiilcr lie Atlantis.
A Gltr.AT ElSaiNEEUINSriiOJECT.
A proposition is on fjot to start jj&a
gigantic undertaking of tunnel uilacr .
the Atlantic O ccatijif order to cm-1
nect the old add njjr worlds together-,
by means of Jsubmariae railway.
The most cmirfent engineers, both in
Am'oriea.antl Europe, have been con
sulted, aud they draw up a report which
represents that this stupendour scheme
is perfectly feasible, and only requires
time and luocoy to carry rt oV, vrhile
the cvpital; aiUiWuhaendakV W'R
be forthcoming. So &r . t$&lcukted
approximately it will rcquircftCSi
dred millions English pounds ; or
billion five hundred .million, dollars.:
Til . t "i 1 j T . ' .
i leniy oi cnpicaiiscs are reauy 10 -cii'
gage in this marvelous--unr-takiujf
and as-soon as the plans are '-arrttRLi
the money will bo advanced. ' "-THiJfL
proposed plans are in themselves th(. "V
...... ..v. .I'll.:. ,.t.:iA.i c . ?.sAi x ,J.
wonucr ui mis Mviiu'i a-o oi euii.is.-i i
ing science. To relate them in dot 11
would be 'pimply impossible at present, -but
a few of the leading poiuts mivy'bq.
glanced ut iu order to give the reader -au
insight into the wonderful results u
already arrived at. this undertaking 1
will occupy one hundred Ui6u:nud
men half at each ecd of the terminus,
and supposing the obstacles to be of
such a character as ato oxreted, it '
will 'take fully thirty years to accom
plish the work.
When complete it will take about
six days for ordinary traius to travel
betvveeu both pont-iand three days for.
express mails. The system to be adop
ted for tunnelling w'.l. bo of the latcs
improvement iu drilling rock, each
advance of thcdrillcrs being', followed
by shields' bs yarious dimensions'; of ,
strong cast iron, and 'each- cpececding
one firman than the, -.hist. Powerful '
steam engines will push forward 'these
shields as the boring advances until at "a
last the largest aud most perfect tube -will
be placed with rails properly fixed i
for opcratiun. It is proposed to light
the cars with the magnesium light
while powerful cuSines will drive . the-- f 1
n ir f It -! evil flirt f ntinil iiiwi!nn o
free circulation, the supply being , re
gnlated by vrrious contrivances at cc;
tain distances. The electric light will
be used at intervales on the track.
Depots will not be required as there
will be no stopages. The poiuts of
union both iu America and Europe,
are in course of debate. It is gener
ally conceded that the shortest route
will be the cable ene," viz: between
Ncwfoundlandand Ireland. Thesoun- -dings
already taken to lay the cable
telegraph are of tho hreatest use, and
have enabled the operators to lay out
their map of the bed of the Atlantic. 1
The wire will be laid through the
tunnel and experiments afe in progress
to connect the communication between
the running cars aud the fixed tele
graph, by which means immediate in
formation can be scut to either conti-i
nent by the passenger while travelling.
Thus, while the billows roll above
and tho monsters of the deep are spor
ting or fighting as the ease may be,
men, womcuaud children will bo rcl-. y
Una; rapidly nnd.irucath, and after 'W
brief trip will find themselves on'7W"JL
shores of other nations, without 'v tho
danger, fatigue aud L-ickucsA'of a long
and dangerous sea voyage.
From the IJletajdi Aiisti.s; 22.
. Over thirty juiHious of people to be ;
ruled by Puritanism aud the negvo ! '
This is Ihe'result of four years of L r
rible war; the faeiiiice of two hundred
thousand lives ; tho sinking of national
morality; tbe'wreci-ing oi' eo:inicfce ;
the ruin of our agrieuiturtil intere-if? ;
the imposing upon our
of three thouand lailj
The mad revolutio:i:ii y
euiliit !' a (
Ml;:, i.i' !i;li
blindly urges the nat'oni to i".i i Mill
continues its race. To halt is dualh to
them ; and yet they must be lulled.
True to their ideas, and truo to revo
lutionary rules, they begin now to ap
proach the 'secori4 phase iu the over
throw of all government. If crt.tofro
they have followed a single idea to lis
wildest 'extreme; tlu. now reJiico
themselves to upholding men instead of
principles. They now strike 1L0 name
of Sheridan aa the lea usfc nolo upon
their political harp, ami would make
the country believe tliat the I vans ft i"
of that officer to other duties is au as
sault upon them.
Jt fc V
The reconstruction problem, howev
er, in its present phase, is bringing
daily new elements to the surface; and
until we know if Mr. Johnson will play
his great trump card or not there can
be but little certainty about tho next
Presidency. That trump car 1 it is nov;
time that Mr. Johnson should j 1 y.
The moment hag come; the revolution
ary wave which freed the npgra ii no-.r
dashing him against the common seu.o
of the couotry, to the ruiusts pres
ent interests and its future gr&tyoss.
We are now threatened with a ue.rc -representative
front each Congressional
district in the South, and the code
which is to govern the United t'taten
may receive laws based upon ignorance
instead of education. The wave must
be stopped; it h:s broken frcrrV the
control of those who tirst gave ltim
pulse. The" national revulsion of feel
ing demands th;at it lo halted, and de
mands, too, that Mr. Johnson halt it.
Let him strike the Uotv; let him now
give the country u;
The negro will
place, 'tfnd in the' lipht of a freedom
n u ie n r
Hiontfll darkness. With uuivei