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TARBORO', EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1867.
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L,. D. PENDER
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
TARBORO, N. C.
OFFICE, one door below Post Office,
and one fibote the store of D Tender & Co.
All husiness intrusted to my care will
be promptly ond strictly attended to.
Sept. 25, I860. 12-tf
' GILBERT ELLIOTT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office No. 24 West Main Street,
Mcssr- Dancy, Hyman & Co., New York.
ir. P. P. Clements, Baltimore.
Messrs. C. W Graudy & Sons, Norfolk,
lion. W. A. Graham. Ilillshoro', N. C.
lion. W. N'.Il. Smith, Murfreeshoro", X. C.
ASA BIGGS, i. KUWIX MOORK
CIGGS & M00UE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Tarboro', N, C,
attftwl the Courts in the Coun
ties of Martin, Bertie, Pitt, Edge
combe, ll.iliiax, Nash, Wilson and Wayue,
ond alto the Federal, Bankrupt and feu
prcinc Courts. Strict attention paid to
the collection and adjustment of claims,
and to cases in Bankruptcy.
August 1, 1SG7. 35 tf
BayWilsou Carolinian and Goldshoro'
Star insert for one mouth and scud bill to
Pit. R. F. ROBERTSON,
DE! $g TUT,
TARBORO, N. C,
Office at the Edgecombe House, -where
he tan be fuand ou Monday and Tuesday
of each week.
May 2, 187. 22-tf
I.E. KICKS, D. U. L , would reject
fully say to the Citireus of Tarboro' and
its vicinity, that he is again in the practice
vf his Piofe-ssion and will in the future
a ti) t.he past endeavor to discharge his
duty faiihfully for all those who require
Address, Hocky Mount, X. C.
Vi&. 3, ISOfi 10 tf
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llieh'd J. Conner. Chat. 11. Richardson
JAS, lh McCT.UEK, of N. C,
R. J. COXXER & CO.,
ManiKiitfir? rs and Dealers in
I Ic Is, Caps, Furs. Sir mo fioods
l:4&i5i CANAL STREET,
Nearly opposite Eyrie's Hotel,
July 23 Uo-tf
JOHN K, H0VT,
of Mr'ashingtou, N. C, with
CHICHESTEG & CO.,
WHOI.KSALE I1KALKHS IX
Foreign and Domestic Hard
ware, No 10, Barclay Street, near Aston House,
JEy- All orders promptly atteuded to.-tFiS
h'eb. 10 11-tf
CROHN & CCYLER,
Co 2ii mission ?IercIEis,
14 Q Pearl Street,
fIBEKAL ADVANCES ON CON
J sigiiittents of Cotton and other
Fioducc Bagging. Bale Kope and Iron
lies. Iiirnihrt to I lanlers on iavi.rll
New Vor!;. A us. 29, 1SC.7.
Tannahill, Mcllwainc & Cp
130 Pearl Street,
Strict Personal Attention given to
BKST ROLL AND Gl'NNy AG
giug, lyt d LaH- !i'y;ul4ed at
fowes market ra.
Taxes on tCutiori wij le f a A 1" our friends
Wlessr. J). 1'eu.er & Co.- -MLiievv Weddell.
AU'?(rs. tvnili VV'ijla nis, Tarboro',
N. ('. J. K. LiiK.4sey. Koeky Mouiu. N. C.
Jirsrs. G. II. Urowu A: Co.. V'aiiina:t"n. N.
A'.' Aug. M). .YJ-tf
A T. BRUCE & CO.,
General Commission Mtrcmnls,
For the Sale of Cotton Hod other
No. 1G0 PEARL STREET,
PARTIES Shipping Cotton to u, can be
accommodated with funds io pay Tax
by culling on Messrs. liruwn & Pippcn or
Mr. II. D. Teel. Tarboro'.
Property covered by Insurance as scon
.nsttarted. oct 13-10-tf
JOHN S. DANCY, JOHN II. II YM AN,
'of Tarboro', N. C. of gcot Jand Neck, N . C.
;ril ii. n v man,
jlaie ,of fafboro-', N. C.
filNCY, IUMAN & .,
K lor the kle of all kmas of
n nnm n t. i, t ii n rt r ri n 1
d j u i u ij .v r ii u i; u ii rj,
l find purchase of Geueral Merchandise,
i xw. axenange i nice.
z en on tt
J P 'i '.JJUI-l. . i
a 7 y-f .
':SfIlIIE tlK pF JXJHN MYERS &
; JL SON is dissolved bv tlic death pf the
' senior partner. The business vill beset
' fled by the undersigned, surviving part
ner, n. L. MYERS.
TnE UNDERSIGNED IIX-VE THIS
day formed a co-nartnersiii under
he firm name of
JOHN tyE,S' SONS,
the transaction of a GENERAL COM-
SION BUSINESS, anxl respectfully so
the patronage of their friends, arid
e.friends of the late firm of John Myers
SofT R. L. MYERS,
I T. II. B. MYERS.
?6h'1ES,c? v- C, July 1, 1867. m
RICKS, HILL & CO.;
Gen. Commission Merchants
BAGGING and ROPE furnished pay
able iu Cotton. Liberal advances
made, sep 1 40-tf
JAMES GORDON & CQ.,
Comm issioii Merch a n ts,
ROMPT TERSONAL, ATTENTION
given to the wile of Produce of every
kind, and to the purchase of all supplies
for Farmers, Merchants, aud'others in the
country. nov 29, 1-tf
Geo. JJ. Freer, John B. Xeal,
of X. C. of X. C.
FREER & NEIL,
Gen. Commission Merchants,
NO 12 FOLK,
LIBERAL ADVANCES ON CONSIGNMENTS
Refer to Exchange National Bank, Nor
folk, ap 25 21-ly
U.W.G randy, C.R.G randy, CW.Grandy.jr
C. W. G RANDY & SONS,
House Established 1845,
FORWARD! KG AND COMMISSION
M E 11 CHANTS,
WOR THE SALE OF COTTON,
JL Grain, Naval Stores and Country Pro
duce generally, and purchasers of Ucimntl
Sept 15 42-tf
C0WAND & HARUISS,
General Commission Merchants,
20 Commerce Street,
J ILL attend promptly to sales of Cot-r
f v ton, Graiu, Lumber, Tobacco, Na
val Stores, ic, and purchas-j of Supplies,
and forwarding Cotton and Tobcco to Eu
rope if desired,
D. G. Coward, Washington Co., Ar. C,
U. J. IlAltltlss, Granville, late of Halifax
Count;, X. C. ""g l-35-')in
BqT Befers to T. E. Lewis, Tarboro'.
KAPFil BIGG. 5. J. BIUGS
KADER BIGGS L CO.,
Comm ission Merchants,
Shipments made to Liverronl free of
forwarding Commissions, and the usual
.5?" Special attention paid to the sale
of Cotton, aud all kinds of Country Pro
duce, june 2 27 ly
J. 1. REO. AGT..
PRACTICAL J IATTER,
Wholtsale and Retail 1'caler iu
Ilatrs, Cai"r, StraAr Oootls,
UmbicHas, Caoes, &j ,
No. 18 M'-.in Street,
NOR FORK, VA.
ap. 18. 20-ly
,. Berkley. W. M. Millar.
J. W Grandy. Formerly of N. (J.
BERKLEY, MILLAR & CO.
Wholesale Dealers in
Dry Cioocls & Notions,
1$ West Main street,
Next door to Exchange National Bank
mar. 28. 10 ly
J. M. FREEMIN,
"Watchmaker and Jeweler,
NO. 19 MAIN STREET,
Corner of Talbot Street.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL
' assortment of Watches, Jewelry, Sil
ver ware, &c.
Watches careuijy fiop.ly Repair
ed, npr. . 18-tf
CHERRY & MAFP,
(Late W, D. ROUERTS Jr. & Co.,)
Manufacturers, Wholesale and Retail
Cooking and Heating Stores,
Tin, Pppper and Sheet Iron
11T A T T"t
House Furnishing Goods, and Brokers
Cor. Roanoke and Wide Water Sts.,
L. L, Briekhouse. S. J. Thomas.
L, L. BRICKIIOISE & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Trunks, Valises, Carpet Bags&c,
N,o. 3 Main. Street,
Opposite Taylor, Martin & Co.,
Full stock constantly on JjaRd at
Lowest Market Prices.
John II. Feebie, of. MorganiaD, 3ST. C.
mar 28. 16-ly
C F Greemcood. . Fred QrecnpQod.
C. F. GREENWOOD & CO.,
"Watchmakers and Jewelers,
IINE GOLD AND SILVER WATCII
es. diamonds. Pearl and other rich
Jewelry, Solid Silver and Plated Ware,
No. 27 Main fctreet,
N. B. Watches and Jewelry repaired by
the most skillful wcikmeu aud warranted.
Arril 1, 1867. l-ly
Successor to P. DIL WORTH,)
No. 1 "Wide "Water Street,
WILL PAY THE HIGHEST MAR
ket price fur Cotton and Woolen
Rags, Rope, Paper, Metals, Bones, &c.
June 6, 18G7. 27-ly
TAYLOR, MARTIN & CO.,
Hard war o, Cutlery,
B R IRON AND STEEL,
BELTING AN ) PACKIN'3,
House Furnishing Goods, &C,,
Circular Front, corner of Main street and
Nails nt Factory Prices, Trace Chains,
Weed, Hi'ling and Grub Hoes, Horse Col
lars and Hames, Axes, Stiffs, &e., &c.
The trad supplied at Northern prices.
mar. 28. 16-ly
s.1j SELDNEIL ""
3D a Tain Street,
Wholesale ancl Retail
Clothier and Merchant Taylor.
KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HANI)
one of the l;ifjfst and best selected
stocks of Ready Mad ClQtijin? and
gent furnishing goods, also a fit;? 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.
April 4, 1807. 18-tf
J. IJ. PODSON,
(Late of thf iifm uf Dodsou V Kainer.)
Has Removed Ms Stock to the old
Xo. 1 r.ast Side "Water street.
IV" II ERE he will La pleased to see
Ins old frit nils and tuu jjuhlio rcncriil
ly. He lias on liaud a hirge and well seleet
lid stoek of
Ales, Brandies, Gins, Wines and
One lot of which is a maiiifiecnt article,
ten yiars old. and another seven years olJ,
to which he calls special attention Also,
Old London Dock It ran dies.
jffiCr PR l -ES ii ED Lit AT.-ST,
Give me a call.
J. II. LOnSON.
No. 7 Widewater street.
Sept. r. 40-1 in
IAVIS & BROTHER,
Wholesale dealers in
and Agents for Carolina Scotch
Snuff, and various grades of
VI RG 1 N I A M A N U V ACTC RED
EZ EEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND
a full stoek of Sugar and Collee,
Flour, Lard, Bacon, Candles, Family and
Fiincy Sosps, Cheese, Butter, Fish, Pojk,
S.-ilt, Candy, Buckets, Brooms, Shot, Pow
der, nud many other articles, to complete
the n."sortmeut usually found in a .Jul)-
lin (n'roccrv BIonx.
Any consignment will have especial at
tion. No 4 Rowland' Wharf,
ap. 23, 18G7. 21-ly
Ed. V. Tabh. Ed. M. Moore. Ed. J. Gifith.
EDWARD P. TABB & CO.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
West f-ide Market Square,
Sign 6 1 le Anvil.
AGENTS FOR THE SALE OF OLD
Dominion Nails, Emery's Cot. toil Gin,
Boyle & Gambles Circular pii. tart cut
Saws WarrmUd- Gum Belting, all sizes.
A large stock nlwf.ys on hand of Axes,
Spades, Shovels, Forks, Chain Traces
IJLollcw JVare, Horse Collars, Rope.
Agents for Fairbanks & jCo's Standard
that 'will weigh a Gold Do;lar or a Canal
A large stock of Queens Ware, China
and Glass. Attention ef the trade re
spectfully solicited. mar. 28. 16-ly
THE JOURNAL OFFICE
In cofipACtipn with ,our splendid
! JOB PRINTING OFFCE, -a
is now in successful operation, and we are
Binding and Rebindiug Periodicals, Old
ANP EVERY KIXD OF WORS
Done ii 9 First-Class Book-Bindery.
THE BEST OF WORKMEN ONLY
are employed by us.
This is the only establishment of thf
kind i Tide-water Virga, and we can
do work as well and effenp as it can bp
done in the North.
EVERZ VARIETY OF BOOK: apd
IN PLAIN OR FANCY CQLORS.
Call at the JOURNAL office, 12 Roanoke
avenue, or addrecs your orders to
J. RICHARD LEWELLEN,
Supjt Norfolk Printing House fJ,Q.
May 2, 1867. . 22-tf
JNQ, W- "WHITE,
Cabinet Maker and Undertaker,
Tarboro', N. C.
HAS on hand a large lot of Bedsteads,
Chairs and others articles cf Furnijturje?
which he offers to the public cheap for
Cash, all kind of wood Coffins, of all sizes
All kinds of Furniture Made and Re
paired at the shortcft notice.
SEPT. 19, 1867
The rushlopfj for September The Chang of
t'ostunie to be Adopted.
Demorest for September gives the lad
ies an idea of what is to be and what
they must prepare for. It says:
Ladies who have been afraid to veni
ture ou the short dross or the gored
dress have simply lost time. Both ap
pear likely to retain pre-eminence for
some time to come.
Abroad, the length of the in door
dresses has beeu coustantly increasing,
and the size round as steadily diwiu
ishing, until tbey begin really to pro
sent the statuesque appearance wnich
distinguished the designs of the , last,
century . t
A crinoline is still worn, although
it is almost imperceptible; it is either
destitute of spring or tight t-s," jhe
body round the top, but slopes off to
ward the base, giving the indication
ot a trial, which is, however, only just
sufficient to support the underskirt.
White skirts are now almost unifor
mly made with a flounce, which but
tons on to the gored upper part, and
can thus be removed at pleasure.
The very latest desigu in dresses fur
full wear consists of a good reifuiyoe
or pelisse, which buttons all the way
down the front, over a si'ori dress or
skirt, and is within about 1 quarter of
u yard of being its length. Many red.
injotva arc made of the sama material
as the dross, while others contrast in
material as well as vell as in color.
A very good ptyle fort bis month is
composed of a skirt of blue poplin,
trimmed with two bands of gray silk,
rediwjutc of gray lama, corded wit'j
blue, and fastened lown the front witk
blue silk buttons.
The rctliiiyote is cut in, but docs uot
closely fit the figure, the somewhat
loose and slovenly appearance, how
ever, which it would otherwise have,
is prevented by a wide sash extending
from the sid,e seams, and tied iu the
back in a large bow; when the trim
ming contrasts, the sash is always of
the same color.
Toilets en suite arc to be more
ever the mode during the coming
son, ami arc to be very strict;
paletot bonnet, boots, gloves and
asol, all of a color. This style
fact, very fashionable just now in
country. i he nankeen suits are the
favorites, and, when not wholly nan
keen, they are trimmed with brown
straw hats, surrouuded with a wreath
of Bismarck leaves.
The bonnet question is settling it
self, and appears to be settling itself
permanently iu favor of the small bon
nets. For some time it was considered
inevitable that the "coal scuttle" or
home other formidable inorstro.;tj
would reassert itself; bu as the grace
ful and convenient little bonnet, which
fits infinitely better than the large one
ever did, began to establish itself in
the affections of its patrons, the inquiry
arose, why retiirn to the putioua, the
large bonnets at all? if we do not like
them, why need we have them?
The ''ladies" are stiil to wear dirty
faces such is the latest decree of fash
ion, althrough the pearl powder, white
lead, and rouge that have so long kept
th?m in countenance, are to be discard
ed. The complexion is now to be bron
zed. It should seem that the change
from brazen inta bronze must be easy;
and we arc quite glad to learn that such
is the ease only a little walnnt juice
being necessary to gypsize the woman
Of course, golden hair will not do
for a "yellow gal," and a new agency
must be invented to dye the hair black.
Die, we should say; for the distinctive
nature of the chemical ageuts usually
cmplyed to secure this result Js well
Don't Fret. This is a world of
ups and downs, crosses and contradic
tions. Every day turns up something
to disturb the equanimity of one's
temper. But it is worse than useless
to fief. Failing is hke caustic ap
plied to a sore. It inflames but never
cures. A fretful spirit is uever hap
py, and drives happiness from all other
spirits with which it comes in contact.
Wc say, then, if the world goes wrong,
and it does that pretty often, don't fret.
If a man cheats, and then laughs at
you for a verdant one, make the best of
it, and keep cool. Fretting will only
make bad thing worse. If you break
your leg, or ud '.o.ur fayorite seat at
the Ijceum occupied; if the stage up
sets, or the cars leave you behind ; if
the cook spoils your dinner, or the
thickheaded gewaut misdclivers a mes
sage; if " the dear image ,;f its bcauU
ful mother' repays your caresses by
thrusting its tiny fingers into your soup
and wiping them on your " sjaow white"
shirt bosoms; if banks fail States
repudiate, keep your temper. Repeat
the alphabet, read one hundred and
and nineteenth psalm, do or say any
thing " lovely aud of a good import,"
but as you value quictuess of miud
and th.e good .emper of others don't
fret. It is marvellous how much good
nature and patience will do towards
curing Jthe ills to whi(ch flesh ami spirit
R4iptpAP Waggery. -Wsggs
w&nt Jto the depot of orj.e pf fha rail
roads the other day, and finding tbe
best c$.r, fulh. said in a loud tone :
" W'by thi$ car isu't going." Of course,
these words .caused a general stamj5s4e,
and W aggs took: the best seat. The
jcars Ej?.Qn moved off. In the nudsi of
the indignation the wag was question
ed : " You said the car wasn't going."
14 Well, it wasnt't then, but it is now."
The ''sold" laughed a little but
Waggs came pear getting a good thrash-ipg.
The Poet's Comer.
"Fanny, do you suppose anybody
ever reads the 'Poet's Corner?' of a
newspaper?" asked a gentleman of me.
The querist had arrived to " years of
discretion," and was by no means a
fool, as you might suppose.
"Does anybody read tho Poet'sCor
ncr?'" Look into the work-baskets of
the old ladies, and you'll soon find out.
See the scissored scraps between the
leaves of their needle boolfs or impaled
ou their pin-cushions. Tun might
possibly find flaws in the metre; but
there's something in oneof ihosescraps
about "a dead child," and whenever
Mrs. Jones sits down to mend stock
ings, she first reads that piece, and
then, folding her hands, thinks of the
littb Johnny, whose tiny stockings
always out at the toes, used to lie wait
ing to be mended, in that very basket.
Where is be now? will be know her
for his mcther when she gets to heaven?
will he be a child then? Oh, how long
she holds that little C'up ofnewspaper
poetry between her fingers, while she
tries to solve these questions.
"Does anybody read tbe 'Poet's
Corner?'" See that rosy girl at the
glass, rolling her thick cures over her
fingers. SJip stops for a moment, and
takes the pin from put a little bit of
poetry which she has fastened to her
glass, aud she sa-iles aud blushes as
she reads; for it is so exactly like what
Tom said to her, last uight, when be
was going home, and describes so pre
cisely how she felt when ho said it,
that really she almost feels as though
the writer had been eavesdropping;
and then she pins it up again for fu
ture readings "it is so pretty!"
'Who reads the 'Poet's Corner?'"
That old maiil as you call her. Look!
there are half a doaen pieces iu the
old leather book where she keeps her
accounts all about "heaveu" for
she has given np looking for much
happiness here, coar thinsr, lonjr airo.
ilrr eye is ou the
Her car listens for
"angel harp," aud
she wishes she knew who wrote those
pieces, mat sue might tell the author
the comfort they have been to her in
her lonely hours.
Who reads the 'Poet's Corner?'"
J hat bnght-cyed Jj'JJo gr;, who is
waking a scrapbook. and whose cures
droop low over that rhyming fable of
the bird and the butterfly," as she
reads it to her little sister; and every
week, when the paper comes, before
anybody can get it, tbey pounce upon
it for a new treasure.
"Who reads the 'Poet's Corner?'"
That young man whose maustacho is
ju.-t visible. Now he has a piece that
will just do to read to "Amelia," ajl
about hearts, and darts, and things, aud
if she blushes well, that's In's affair.
Anyhow, ie cuts it out and stows it
safely away in his vest pocket.
--'Who reads the 'Poet's Corner ?V
Mount up in the attic of that hand
some house. There are Biddy and
Betty, sitting barefoot on the side of
the Led, and spelling out these rhyme-1:
"Irish htew ! Irish stew !
Whatever else my dinner be,
Onee again, onec again,
I'll have a dish of thee.
"Mutton chops and onion slice
Let the wnt-'r covc-r,
with potatoes l'resh and nice
JJoil, but not quite over.
"Irish stew! Irish stew!
Ne'er from thee my taste will stray,
I could eat
Such a treat,
Nearly everv day
La-la la-la !"
Nmc do you kno?r who reads the
Poet's Corner? I can tell you that
there is no part of the paper more read,
save .and except the marriage list; and
all editor; who have not yet found
this out, and who are desirous of a
long subscription list had better look
to it. As I don't write verses, my
advice may be considered perfectly
disinterested. Take my word for it,
gentlemen, it is the woman of the
household who have the most voice
about the choice of "the family paper,"
aud thry like poetry ; so mind your
P's accordingly. Fanny Fern.
A Sea which Dried Axp Re
appeared after a Lapse or 1200
Years. A curious question was dis
cussed at a recent meeting of the
British Royal Geographical Society.
Sir Henry Rawliusou expressed the
opii:;.ou that tha sea of Aral a body
of water having ap .area of 23.000
square miles, or three times the size of
Massachusetts had no existence in the
long period between COO years before
Christ nod 600 years after, and the
rivers Oxus and Saxartes, now flowing
into it, both flowing into the Caspian
Sea. He said: " The sea first comes
into notice in the seventh century, and
these two are spoken of for several
hundred years as emptying iuto it.
Another change seems to have occur
red between 1300 and 1500, and the
rivers again flowed into the Caspian
Sea ; but since the latter date they
slowly changed their chaunel till they
found au outlet iu the Sea of Aral."
This theory was combated by Sir Rod
erick Murchison, the geologist, who af
firming that the mere absence of allu
sion to the Sea of Aral was 00' proof
of its non existence, and citing the ge
ological evidences that whatever chan
ges the sea had undergone they must
have occurred long before the birth of
history or traditiou. Sir Henry Raw
linson, in reply, said that gyidep.ee ex
ists in the writings of the fourteenth
and fifteenth centuries, that ja, common
highway of travel from Europe to Asia
passed directly over the region now
covered by the waters of th Aral.
His opponent admitted that tufili evi
dence would be conclusive. Jlere the
debate ended; with the understanding
that Sir Henry is to collect and pub
lish the proofs of his assertion.
The reports from Florida and Geor
gia for crops are Very good.
Tbe Mysteries of the Sea.
The great mysterigs of the sea is be
held in our Tast ignorance of it.
Boundless as tho vastness of the wa
ters, and as day succeeds day, ushered
in by no sail, crossed by none, and
none appearing at night to reach its
wdiite hand above the horizon, we feel
the mysterious power of our compass,
iu whose veering pulse we trust, and
the usesof the stars and suu that steady
our quadrant and stoop down to lead
us. But of the ocean's boundaries
and islets and shallows we do not know
till we see the captain's chart, of which
there is copy in our atlas. Here arc
places deuoterj of which we never
knew. Solitary rocks struck once by
a lone vessel, and their longitude and
latitude carefully marked, yet in the
great void of waters swallowed up again.
So that with much cruising our imper
fect calculation neverfinds them. The
name of the Flemish Captainaz-Whale's
Aole, of -Boeut's Bank; of E, of arie
thys's Rock, of Woodall's Rock of Vir
gin's Rocks, we do not hear, yet in the
North Atlantic they have their places
well attested ; but captains have sailed
this ocean where they lie a hundred
voyages and never proved them real.
So broad and trackless is the deep that
two steamers quitting New York togeth
er, sailing the same course and at the
same rate of speed, rarely see each
other after the first night out. Their
compasses differ a hair's point, and they
float a hundred miles apart. Here on
the chart is marked, " Perseus Shoal "
(breakers), signifying that in mid-Atlantic
there is a spot so shallow that
the surf breaks over or upon it as upon
Rockaway Bar or Sandy Hook. Men
are gray with sailing on the route of
Perseus Shoal who never beard the
surges or saw them flash ; lost in the
great deep, is an awful sentence. The
coining of a s lil to those who drift is
like finding the true catch to Dodd's
combination lock, with its billion
changes. With all the vessels of steam
or sail that ply between America and
England, it is rare to espy more than one
01 these between the opposite coasts
while you are crossing the sea. Some
vaguely understood matters ef the
earth's rotundity, not news save to our
landsman's ignorance, beoomo palpable
when we see upon the chart the ocean's
skeleton', water and merdiaus only, like
an empty hoop-skirt. For cxan.ple,
we see that the Straits of Gibralter,
instead of facing Cuba due westward,
are nearly upon the latitude of Cincius
nati ; that London does not lie opposite
New York, but opposite Labrador ; that
when otic is nearly half-way to Europe
he is due south of Greenland, and still
west of the mouths of the Amazon,
that if you 51c shipwrecked in tuid
sea, your nearest land wijl be the Azore,
Islands, from which, indeed, you are
but 500 miles, on the route betweeu
New York and Southampton. The
.jouts that carries you to England
quickest is not a straight line uion
the map, but a curved one. You sail
on the " arc of a circle," and so reduce
your voyage from 4000 to 3000. This
is the simple proposition in navigation,
that a crooked line between two points
is shorter than a straight one. To
avoid icebergs, which drift to as low a
latitude as Nantucket, you sometimes
bear due eastward or even southeast
ward, and then bend acutely north by
east. The Gulf stream, the Banks and
the Rearing Forties are the great belts
that you must cross; the one is the zo
diac of ocean, spangled with wrecks,
seaweed, and icebergs; the second is
the geysers of tbp Atlantic, smoking
eternally the rpil between the New
World and the Old nature's last inti
midation to the sailor seeking the
Western Hemisphere; in the Roaring
Forties jou sail when all the winds do
blow, sheltered by no coasts, subject to
the fierce and mutable humors of the
great waters aud tluir skies. In every
long swell that swims toward you there
are a thousand tons of brine. Iu eve
ry gull that flashes like a peal in your
wake comes an admonition of loneli
ness. Night decends with no friendly
sail in its embrace. The gales cap every
wave with white foam, till the sea to
the horizon looks like a shoal of sharks
with quivering fins. Morning arises
upon the same dreary waste, save that
the clouds arc stronger and more im
perious ; no bright tints in them as at
home, but gray and scudding, like the
complexion of the oceau, and filled with
its restless spirit.
The Strongest Max ' the
World. A native of Australia, Mr.
J. E. Evans, recently gave an exhibi
tion of remarkable strength at the Sea
Hotel, in Chesterfield, England, to cs
tablih his claims as the strongest uian
in the world.
He htijd a fifty-six pound weight in
various positious, at arm's length, and
increased the number until bo raised
four fifty-six pound weight abqye his
head, holding them at arm's length,
au4 at the same time standing upon
four tumbler glasses. lie also beld the
weights on the top of the glass, and
allowed a glass of wafer to be placed
upon tbe top of the weights. He Jaid
flat upon the flgor and let a fifty six
pound weight fall a- distance of about a
yard on his bare chest, and the weight
rebounded as through it haJ come in
contect with a piece of India-rubber.
A piece of stone, four inches thick,
was next placed, upon his chest, and
Mr. Hincb, blacksmith, smashed it
isyith two blows into fragments. Mr.
Hinch and Mr. Turner then cut a piece
f two-inch, iron iu trp across jhis chest
with the hanimer and chisel. The
feats oiludcd by Pjrofcssojr Hercules
Iv'ms flat upon the floor, and allowia
Mr. II inch to trike hiuj Wij
rnirht with a &xt
Ia a speech lately delivered at Ilau
over Court House, Virginia, Ex-Gov.
Wise uses the following memorable
"If negro equality amj domination
can be forced ou us, it can aud must be
forced upou the whites of the Northern
States. This they may have the pow
er to prevent. But the example is too
hideous to permit that to be dictated to
us which they would not fojerate for
themselves. If they are Northei n they
are still whites, and they will never sa
crifice the laws of nature and of na
ture's God, to any political prejudice,
to any yengeancp of war, or to any
Moloch of tyranny, black, white or
mulatto ! Let us, then, rely on appeal
to Ciesar to the sovereign white mas
ses and races of the North. Shall Vir
ginia be made a Jamaica or a San Do
mingo? Is Cudjoor Solouque to domi
nate over her? Are her lands, and
temples, and groves to be dedicated to
the Congo race ? They arc cheaper and
fairer for the countless immigrants than
the Western wilds. Here is nothing
for the logwood axe to do ; the fields
arc cleared, the roads arc opcued, the
habitations arc built the springs and j
wells 01 the sweet paters are cleared
aud dug, aud the proprietors must sell
at a sacrifice. Shall this inheritance
but be opeu to New England, the Mid
die States, and the host of white for
eigners, Irish, Germans, Swedes, of all
Europe, who seek asylumus in Ameri
ca? It will not be opeu to their choice
if tl.eyare to be under the domination
of the black race, and we will be oblig
ed to leave these lands.
We must then appeal to the white
race at hoine, and to the white immi
grants in every clime, to rally to us in
this war of races. This is not to in
vade the right of negroes. They de
servo our sympathies and our gratitude,
but their frccdmanship is not freedom,
aud they arc in danger of being slaves
to many masters. They arc u. the sud
don dance of liberty that state of
liberty they arc now iu is better defined
as a state of license. They arc licens
ed to side with good of bad men, nud
the' are separated most cruelly to them
from the best of the white men the
clas of gentlemen who were ever
thought worthy to fill the State and
federal ofiices, and who ever were and
arc still the best friends of the black
race, in its proper place of subordina
tion, if uot of slavery. They are now
licensed to vote and are exposed to the
temptations o( idleness, of whisky and
oftlu demairoirue. Thev arc naturally
lazy and unsteady at work, and they J
are nkcly to be the slaves of ciimcs
engendered by their idleness, dissipa
tion, destitution, and consequent deg
radation. They are unfit for self-government,
and need training as the pu
pils of liberty ; they are the severest
and most cruel task masters when in
vested with power; and arc, therefore,
abhorrently unfit to be allowed to dom
inate over 'a distinct and superior race.
For these reasons it will be most uu
natural as well as unconstitutional for
the people of our own color and race
to permit them to make us their slaves
and to occupy the inheritance of our
lands. Tho interest of the white race,
North as well as South, demands that
" this land, of every land the pride,''
should be kept open to the white race.
The white race everywhere cannot but
heed our call to the rescue of our race.
Let the appeal be at once made with a
loud and fong note, as of a trumpet
making no uncertain sound."
Joshua as a General. Gen. D.
II. Hill, of the late Confederate army,
has a high opinion of the military
skill of Joshua, and thinks he displays
a superiority over noted generals of
later times. He says:
Joshua, the successor of Moses, was
distinguished by the fay or of Heaven,
and yet was one of tlm mpst renowned
military leaders of his own or any
other age. His strategy aud manoeuv
ring furnish an interesting study, at
this day, to the studeut of military his
tory. He will sec that the mistake
which Washington made at German
town in attempting to take Chew's
house; which Greene made at Eutaw
iu attempting to take the brick jail.
Joshua did not make when the five
Kings fled to thei cave or stronghold
at Makkedah. He did not turn aside
from the great object, but gave orders:
"Stay ye not, but pursue after jour
enemies and smite the hindermost of
them; suffer them not to enter their ci
ties." Had Jackson, ai New Organs,
been familiar with the tactics of Josh
ua, he would have made his night at
tack on the 22d December, just before
day, and thus have anticipated the
great victory of the Sth of January.
Is it not strange tliat military men in
modem times with all jthe lights of
history and experience before them,
can discorer no mistakes in the cam
paigns of Joshua, who marched and
1 ought ages before Alexander, Hanni
bal, Cajsar and Napoleon? Whence
did he derive his strategy? Who taught
him the art of war?
Negro Jurors. The North Caro
lina papers say that the experiment
of making jurors of negroes has not
proved a success. The Ncwbern Jour
nal of Commerce gives the following
verdict found by a negro jury:
"We, de undersigned, being a kot
oner's juray to set on de body of de
niggur Sambo, now ded an' gone afore
us, hab been scttin' on de said niggur
aforesaid, and he did Qn de uight of de
fusteenth of July came to def by falliu
off a boat, what was lyja' in de inlet,
into da said inlet whar we find ho was
The First Colored Jpey.in".
Texas. A correspoudepfe of a We?
tern paper gives an amusing account of
the deliberations of thci first colored
jury 'cmpanuelcd under ih 3 recent mili
tary order iu lex as: .
By a municipal regulation in Texas,
justices of the pcac( have jurisdiction
over offences of cttrfaiu grades, - with
power to empanel a jury of six and try
the cause in. -regular aud ample form.
An offence having been committed by
a colored ci izen, he was arrested and
brought before such a jury, et nipcfcd
chiefly of negroes from the cotton fields
in the district, who were duly sworn j
and one oi tncjr
1 rt . I
foreman. After hearim the evidence
and pleadings of couLselfh4ury were
charged by the justice that theiTuty
was " to find a verdict, and when u!cy
had luiind it to return it into
court," and thereupon they retired t
deliberate. In about an hour the fc.
man whose name was Sam, rcturncq
the head of his mates, and the pav
being called, roe and spoke to this cs
" See bore, Mr. Court, we've been;
down to datare room, and we hunts in ; '
ebry crack, in ebry corner, np thff ,
chimly aud under do floor, and can't
find anything that looks like a wordick'.'
The judge then gravely proceeded tp
explain to the jurors the nature of a
verdict, and having apparently suc
ceeded iu culightning their minds, sent
thc.u back once more to deliberate.
lu another half hour tbey again ruadp";1;
their appearance, and "Sam." with.
every symptom of honest indignation iX
inquired thus of his honor :
" Look a here, Mr. Court, didn't you
'point me foreman of this jury?"
" Yes, sir, I did."
" Dat's what I told dese fool.", but
dey didn't got sense enough to know
it. I tell 'uni what aud how dis case
is, and dey won't do as I tells 'um.
Ain't dey be bound to do whot I says,
The upshot of the matter was that
tho judge finally sent the couusel cut
with the jury to help them make up a
verdict, aud then a suitable one was
Tim Model Max. The model mau ,
never disturbs a hen when she iz set-
i i a . , vl , . i c r. i . . 1 1 " . " rtcu 4 mr. .1 l.-cfr 1 1 . nr
ahvuz puts a live-cent shiuplaster in
biz vest pocket late Saturday nite tew
hcv it ready Sunday morning for the
church platter ; rizts whenever a lady
enters the street kars : remembers your
unkle plainly, and asks after awl tho
family. If he steps p;i a kat's tail ho
iz sure to do it liirht, and immediately
asks her pardon ; hooks up his wife's
dress and plajs boss with the, children.
Never meddles With the cream in tho,"
roes c:.sily ovcrranus, ami
cunis hick ia s.eason ; attends
liwaz tell when
the moon changes ; thinks ius.t az vu
d;, or the othy way if yu want him
tew ; foiieis every buddy's advise but
hizowiic; praktiecs most ov the 'vir
tues w ithout knowing it ; leads thclifj
ov a shorn lamb ; gets sick after a while,
and dies v.z sson az he knn, to -save ma
king r-iiiiy further trouble.
'ihc madcl man's vices arc rot fear""
ed, nor hia virtues respekted. lie, lives 1
in the memory ov the world just about'
as long a pleasant day duz.
He m iy be called a " sclever fjl'er,''
and that iz only a libel ; but he will
git biz reward
birds uet theirs.-
Gen. Washington's Last Vote.
The Father of Lis Country was con
scientious iu the discharge of every
duty as a citizen, and never failed tij
vote. The last occasion of his doing
so was in the Spring of iTIfU, in tho
the town of Alexandria, lie died on
the 11th of December following. The
court house of rairf-ix county was then
over the ohl nruket house, and imme
diately fronting Gadjby's tavern. The
entrance to it was by a slight flight of
crazy steps on the outside, and while
the election was progressing several
thousands of person.; being assembled
around the polls Washington drove
up in his old and Well-known family
oirriane. The crowd spontaneously
gave way and m:iue a lane for him to
pass through as he approached the old
court house fcteps. A gentleman wh
was staudir.'gat Gad.by's duor saw eight
or ten good looking men immediately
spring forward and ful low the General
un the steps, in order to uphold and
support hua if necessary
tp the customs of that time, the five or
six candidates were fitting on the bench,
who rose in a body and bow;d pro
foundly ou the entrance of Washing
ton. Very gracefully returning their
salutation, the Register of th;? polls
said : "Well, Ocueral, how do you
vote : (It was then by viva vwe.) Ho
looked a moment at the candidates and
replied : " Gentlemen, I vote for
measures, not for men "viiil brving
audibly pronounced hLj voteho made
another graceful bow, and ret'ucoL He
was loudly cheered by the outward
crowd on returning to his carriage.
A man and ,wife were sitting at
breakfast the other day tho husband
trying to read the paper, while the
wife was lecturing him on his dissipa
ted hours. He suddenly looked up
from hi3 paper and said:
'Here's a perfectly correc, sentiment.
A writer in this paper says, the
1 1-1. .,
capital to ucgiu iuc Will) is u
'That's very true, b.
wile smiling, tlunjj